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PAGE 14, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



INTERNATIONAL NEWS



The King's Speech
is the big winner at
British film awards

Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actor
and Actress awards for royal drama

HELENA BONHAM CARTER poses with the Best Supporting Actress
award backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP)



GEOFFREY RUSH won the Best Supporting Actor award. (AP)



AARON SORKIN poses with the award for Adapted Screenplay for The
Social Network backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP)



LONDON
Associated Press

ROYAL DRAMA "The
King's Speech" was
crowned the big winner
Sunday at Britain's top film
awards — a sign that it may
reign again at Hollywood's
Academy Awards in two
weeks’ time.

The made-in-England
story of King George VI
and his struggle to over-
come a stutter won seven
prizes, including best pic-
ture and acting trophies for
Colin Firth, Helena Bon-
ham Carter and Geoffrey
Rush.

It had to share the crown
jewels with Facebook-
founding drama "The
Social Network, which
took three prizes including
best director for David
Fincher. Mind-bending
saga "Inception" also won
three trophies.

"The King's Speech"
went into the awards as
heavy favorite with 14
nominations — an unex-
pected British triumph that
cost a reported 15 million
pounds ($24 million) to
make and has taken many
times that at the global box
office.

It beat "The Social Net-
work," ''Black Swan,"
Inception” and "True
Grit" to the best picture
prize.

Perfectly timed in a year
that sees the royal wedding
of Prince William and Kate
Middleton, the movie tells
the true story of George
VI, thrust unexpectedly
onto the throne by his
elder brother's abdication,
and his battle to overcome
a stammer with the help of
an unconventional speech
therapist.

Screenwriter David Sei-
dler said he was astonished
that this small film about
"two men in a room" had
been so popular around the
world.

Story

"IT don't think it's the fas-
cination with royalty,” Sei-
dler said. "I don't think it's
the ostrich plumes and the
gold braid. I think it's the
fact that it's a story about
changing your destiny."

The British-American
writer, who overcame a
childhood stammer and has
worked on the screenplay
for 30 years, said that "for
a stutterer ... to be heard
is a wonderful thing."

As expected, Firth won
best actor for his portrayal
of the reluctant monarch.
He has already won a best
actor trophy at the Gold-
en Globes and is a favorite
for an Oscar.

"I like coming here,"
said Firth, who won the
same prize last year for "A
Single Man."

"The King's Speech"
also took awards for best
British film, original
screenplay, original music,
supporting actor for Rush's
turn as speech therapist
Lionel Logue and support-
ing actress, for Bonham
Carter's performance as
the Queen Mother Eliza-
beth.

"T think I should thank
the royal family, frankly,
because they've done won-
ders for my career," Bon-
ham Carter said.

Bonham Carter, who



COLIN FIRTH poses with the award for Best Actor backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011, at
The Royal Opera House in London, yesterday. (AP)

DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky
poses with Natalie Portman's
(inset) award for Best Actress
for Black Swan. (AP)

also recently played the
giant-craniumed Red
Queen in husband Tim
Burton's “Alice in Won-
derland,” joked that "I
seem to be playing queens
with ever-decreasing head
sizes."

Natalie Portman won the
best actress prize for psy-
chosexual dance thriller
"Black Swan," its only win
from 12 nominations.

"The Social Network"
took directing and editing
prizes, as well as an award
for Aaron Sorkin's adapted
screenplay. "Inception"
won prizes for sound, pro-
duction design and visual
effects.

Writer-director Chris
Morris took the prize for
best British debut for
"Four Lions," his comedy
about a group of bumbling
would-be suicide bombers.

Swedish thriller "The
Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too” was named best for-
eign language film. Pro-

ducer Soeren Staermose
joked that its no-holds-
barred heroine, Lisbeth
Salander, was "the scariest
thing to come out of Swe-
den since ABBA."

Votes

Most of the winners are
selected by the votes of
6,000 academy members.

Actor Tom Hardy won
the Rising Star Award,
decided by public vote.

The awards, known as
BAFTAs, are considered a
strong indicator of possi-
ble Oscars glory. Last year,
Iraq war drama "The Hurt
Locker" won six BAFTAs,
including best picture —
then repeated the feat at
the Oscars.

Sunday's ceremony pro-
vided a mix of British style





and Hollywood glamour.
Stars including Samuel L.
Jackson, Mark Ruffalo,
Neve Campbell, Barbara
Hershey and Bonham
Carter — in a black Vivi-
enne Westwood dress —
braved a blustery London
drizzle to walk the red car-
pet at London's Royal
Opera House before the
televised show.

Britain's movie industry
is facing uncertainty amid
an economic slowdown and
government funding cuts.
"The King's Speech" was
partly funded by the U.K.
Film Council, a body
recently abolished by the
country's Conservative-led
government.

The ceremony tried to
lift the mood and celebrate
British success, giving an
award to the money-mint-
ing “Harry Potter" fran-
chise for outstanding
British contribution to cin-
ema.

Christopher Lee, the
aristocratic 88-year-old
actor who chilled genera-
tions as Count Dracula ina
series of Hammer Studios
horror classics, received a
lifetime achievement
award.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 15



INTERNATIONAL NEWS



uvalier foes seek
justice for Haiti
ictatorship abuses

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
Associated Press

AS A political prisoner in
the 1970s at Haiti's most
dreaded lockup, Claude
Rosier sat in his squalid,
crowded cell and dreamed of
the day that tubby, boyish dic-
tator Jean-Claude "Baby
Doc" Duvalier would face jus-
tice.

The 79-year-old, who was
starved and tortured in the
notorious Fort Dimanche and
other prisons for nearly 11
years during the 29-year
Duvalier family dictatorship,
said Friday he is hopeful that
long-awaited day of reckon-
ing may soon be at hand.

"All I hope to see with the
Duvalier case is justice. Not
just for me, but so history
does not repeat itself in
Haiti,” Rosier said at a Port-
au-Prince hotel, where he
joined another ex-political
prisoner and a human rights
lawyer to speak about the
prosecution of Haiti's former
“president for life.”

Just 19 when he assumed
power after the death of his
infamous father, Francois
"Papa Doc” Duvalier, in 1971,
Baby Doc's 15-year rule was
marked by torture, extrajudi-
cial executions and the disap-
pearance of hundreds of peo-
ple. The strict order was
enforced by the feared Ton-
ton Macoute secret police,
which killed and extorted
from countless Haitians.

Duvalier was deposed, put
on an American plane and
flown in 1986 to France,
where he lived in quiet exile
ever since — until he stunned
the nation by abruptly show-
ing up in his earthquake-shat-
tered homeland last month.
He claimed he wants to help
with reconstruction, though
some have speculated that he
hoped returning might help
him unlock millions of dollars
frozen in Swiss bank accounts.

Whatever his motivation,
the 59-year-old Duvalier now
faces an investigation into
allegations of corruption and
human rights abuses dating to
the dictatorship era, and a



“All I hope to see with the
Duvalier case is justice. Not just
for me, but so history does not
repeat itself in Haiti.”



1970s political prisoner Claude Rosier

judge has until April to decide
whether it will go to trial.

The complex case is part of
a global push to hold former
dictators accountable for
atrocities during their reigns,
said Human Rights Watch
counsel Reed Brody, and it
could break important new
legal ground in Haiti, where
the judiciary — like other
institutions — is historically
weak and ineffective.

"This case provides a real
chance to put Haiti's justice
system squarely on the side of
those who have suffered
under his rule," Brody said.
"It will set a precedent and
will be a civics lesson on a
very dark period in Haiti's his-
tory.

"The trees need to be shak-
en to get people to come for-
ward, even if people are still
scared. But I think there's
good evidence so far,” Brody
added.

"And as far as we can tell,
the political will is there. ...
It's important that it be car-
ried over into the next gov-
ernment" — a reference to
the power transition that
should take place in the com-
ing months from Presidential
Rene Preval to his yet-unde-
termined successor.

U.N. High Commissioner
for Human Rights Navi Pillay
has offered to assist in the
prosecution, saying the
alleged crimes have no statute
of limitations.

Duvalier has mostly stayed
inside his guarded compound
since returning and not com-
mented on the accusations
other to offer, in public com-
ments last month, "my pro-
found sadness toward my
countrymen who consider

themselves, rightly, to have
been victims of my govern-
ment."

One of his U.S. lawyers,
Mike Puglise, said people are
beginning to "voice their sup-
port” of Duvalier in Haiti. He
pointed out that some resi-
dents of the seaside town of
Leogane enthusiastically
greeted Duvalier and his
entourage during a visit this
week.

"They understand that his
return is what he said at the
beginning, that he’s trying to
help his people," he said ear-
lier this week.

A handful of loyalists cam-
paigned for years to bring
Duvalier back, launching a
foundation to improve the dic-
tatorship's image and reviv-
ing Baby Doc's political party.

Millions are too young to
remember life under the dic-
tatorship, and at least some
Haitians hope that Duvalier
could help restore order to the
chaos. "Welcome, President
Duvalier,” read two separate
graffiti scrawls in Port-au-
Prince, though pro-Baby Doc
demonstrations have been rel-
atively small.

Bobby Duval, a former soc-
cer star who was starved and
tortured during 17 months
without charge in Fort
Dimanche, on the edge of the
Port-au-Prince harbor, said
Duvalier more rightly belongs
behind bars.

"For myself, yes, I need clo-
sure. But a trial is really need-
ed to bring light to all these
victims who disappeared,”
Duval said. "There hasn't
been a family in Haiti who
hasn't been hurt by the Duva-
lier regimes, both father and
son.”

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LOCAL NEWS



Newborn baby
found abandoned
in empty building

FROM page one

treatment.

As the baby was being cared for last night, community
activist Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Jus-
tice, also encouraged the mother of the newborn to come
forward.

He said: “It really saddens me when I hear of things like
this, especially in our community because we are talking
about a life, and to leave a newborn abandoned in a build-
ing is the most wrong thing that anyone can do.”

Rev Bethel discouraged pregnant women from taking
such drastic measures.

“We discourage things like that. It is unfortunate that
these things continue happen in our society, but we would
like to send a message to persons out there who may feel
helpless and in that same position, that you are not alone,”
he stressed.

Rev Bethel said mothers-to-be should seek help from the
church or Social Services, rather than leaving a newborn
exposed to the cold and harm from animals.

“The person must have been under great stress and
pressure. Maybe they don’t have a job, they are not mar-
ried, or not getting support from the father, but that is no
excuse because the church and Social Services can offer
assistance to help them.

“Tn these times, the government and church have been
reaching out to the public.

“JT encourage any person going through hardship, regard-
less of what you are going through, it is important to come
forward and get the kind of help you need,” Rev Bethel
said.

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Dr Duane Sands is
appointed to Senate

FROM page one

ment of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment where he will assist in
improving the coordination of
department strategies, particu-
larly with respect to the han-
dling of applications for Crown
Land by Bahamians.

“Mr Ferguson will also assist
in advancing plans for the intro-
duction of Local Government
in New Providence,” the state-
ment read.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday about his new
appointment, Dr Sands said it is
a great honour to serve as a
part of the government’s team
in the Senate, and that such a
vote of confidence from the
Prime Minister is “quite hum-
bling”.

“This gives me an opportu-
nity to assist, and to work along
with an already strong parlia-
mentary team in moving for-
ward a very aggressive agenda

of change for this country. I
think anybody looking on
would see that we have been
about the business of not only
steady things in a very difficult
time, but trying to establish the
basis for a very vibrant and
strong Bahamas in the next
decade, as a matter of fact
almost for the next century,”
he said.

Dr Sands was the FNM’s
candidate in the recent by-elec-
tion in Elizabeth where he was
narrowly defeated by the PLP’s
Ryan Pinder. With this new
appointment - of which it is still
unclear when he will officially
be sworn in - Dr Sands said he
will not be forgetting his oblig-
ation and duties to the people
of Elizabeth.

“Just yesterday I was walking
the streets of Polling Division
number four in Elizabeth with a
view to contesting the upcom-
ing general election. I have said
it multiple times - my goal is to
win that seat. So I imagine that

my stint in the Senate will be
short-lived, and if the people
will have me my next role will
be in the other place (the
House of Assembly),” he said.

Dr Sands is a well-known
cardiothoracic and vascular sur-
geon, who has been criticised
in the past for his interests in
politics, considering his much-
needed expertise in the med-
ical field. With his role in the
Senate now, Dr Sands admit-
ted there is no doubt that his
private and public practice will
be affected. However he
reminded the public he would
never have got into politics if
he didn’t think he could adjust
his schedule appropriately.

Dr Sands was educated at St
Anne’s High School in Nassau,
Cheshire Academy in Con-
necticut and Tufts University
in Massachusetts, where he
earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry.

After obtaining his Doctor
of Medicine degree from Johns
Hopkins University School of
Medicine in Maryland in 1986,
and completing his residency

diothoracic and Vascular
Surgery at Wayne State Uni-
versity in Michigan in 1994, Dr
Sands returned home and
began serving the Bahamian
people as a consultant physi-
cian at the Princess Margaret
Hospital (PMH).

He has served as Director of
Accident and Emergency at
PMH, and since 2007 has
served as the Hospital’s Chief
of Surgery. He also practices at
Doctor’s Hospital and the Car-
diothoracic and Vascular Insti-
tute of the Bahamas Ltd.

Dr Sands is also the Chair-
man of the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation, is a former Chair-
man of the Bahamas Medical
Council and Director of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.
He earlier served as Director
of the Public Hospitals Author-
ity, Vice President of Medical
Affairs and Member of the
Board of Directors of Doctors
Hospital and Director of Physi-
cians Alliance Ltd.

Dr Sands and his wife Saki-
na, have four children: Adri-
enne, Brandon, Nicholas and



PLP MP Ryan Pinder

PLP HITS OUT AT APPOINTMENT
FROM page one

tion that I have for the good people of Elizabeth and it has no
bearing on my ability to represent them after the next general
election,” Mr Pinder said.

When asked if he had any words to convey to his former rival
at this time, Mr Pinder said he is more concerned with repre-
senting the people of his constituency to the best of his ability.

“What Dr Sands does or not do does not concern me,” he
said.

However, among some quarters within the PLP it has been
suggested Dr Sands’ appointment could be an attempt by the
FNM to distract the public from the uproar created by the
controversial sale of 51 per cent of the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC).

To this remark, Dr Sands said his appointment has nothing
to do with BTC. But, as the former Elizabeth candidate
remarked, “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

“There are many contentious issues, many controversial
issues, and this is the beauty of a democracy, it is never quiet,
it is always loud, it is contentious,” Dr Sands said.

“Hopefully it will never ever get angry. Now we have seen it
get angry recently and that is really unfortunate. But there is
going to be noise, particularly when you are trying to usher in
change like we have. We have turned so many parts of the
status quo upside down.

“A few months ago it was Baha Mar, a hue and cry, then it
was the Broadcasting Corporation, a hue and cry, then it was
BTC and on and on and on. I think anytime you have the
intestinal fortitude to deal with these long-standing vexing
issues, people are going to talk about it and they are going to
have strong views on either side.

“And you have to push on, not only with that particular
challenge, you have to demonstrate that you are able to multi-
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Arthur’s Town, has upset the close-knit community on the
island as residents claim gun violence to be a rarity.

Up to press time, police were questioning a 21-year-old man
from Dumfries, Cat Island.

Charles King, island administrator, said: “The people are
very surprised because this type of situation hardly occurs in Cat
Island. Maybe every once in a while there will be a little brawl
— young men become involved in a fight — but it’s very rare. A
situation like this occurring, the community is really upset
about it. I’ve spoken with a few people and they still don’t
understand why it would have occurred.”

Initial police reports indicated that the officer was shot
after responding to a disturbance at the Hot Spot Restaurant
and Sports Lounge in Arthur’s Town shortly after midnight on
Saturday.

Police spokeswoman Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said: “A team
of officers from the Central Detective Unit is presently on the
island assisting their colleagues with the investigations. At pre-
sent the circumstances surrounding this incident are unclear.”

People who were at the nightclub said the altercation began
when the officer attempted to remove a man at the request of
the management.

An eyewitness said: “The officer came there and was trying
to tell the man to leave saying he was drunk, and the man was
telling the officer that he wasn’t drunk — it just escalated from
there. The man got the officer’s gun from his holster and start-
ed firing shots in the air — after that they (the police officer and
other persons at the bar) were trying to wrestle the gun away
from him. Everyone was just trying to run for cover.”

Management at the nightclub were unavailable for com-
ment last night.

The officer, who residents say had only recently been sta-
tioned in Cat Island, was in stable condition at hospital after he
was airlifted to Nassau.

Though he could not comment on the matter, Mr King
explained that residents felt the shooting was an isolated inci-
dent.

Mr King added: “I believe it is an isolated incident, things of
this nature really don’t take place in Cat Island. I think the last
time there was any situation where a firearm was used was
maybe about seven years ago. This is not something that the
community is used to.”

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Committee chair: ‘Public-
private partnership at its best’
* Focus on boosting external
insurance, and moving beyond
captives to benefit wider
financial services sector

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The newly-appointed Insur-
looking to work with the

oping a uniform standard and

best”.
Chester Cooper, president

ance, said the committee,

include representatives from

sector, in a bid to improve the

SEE page 8B

AML bidder: 20% of
shares ‘locked up’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The bidder seeking to
acquire 51 per cent majority
control of BISX-listed AML
Foods has told Tribune
Business he has “around 20
per cent” of the company’s
shares ‘locked up’, and
urged the company’s
investors to note that its
sales fell year-over-year at a
time when City Markets was
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MONDAY,

A hedge fund investor “can-

after a New York court ratified

Steven Segaloff, managing

i director of the Seaside Heights
Bahamas’ competitive advan-
i Management to invest in the
? New South Ocean develop-
i ment, said it would first have
i to assess the asset and the pre-
i sent situation on the ground
? before it could determine what
? form development of the 375-
i acre site would entail.

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14,

ness after the New York State
Supreme Court ratified an arbi-
tration award in favour of
Plainfield, confirming the
removal of Roger Stein and his
RHS Ventures vehicle as the
New South Ocean project’s
managing/general partner, Mr
Segaloff said of prospects for
development: “We have to
come down and figure out what
we have.

“T cannot make any promis-
es. We have to figure out effec-
tively what we’ve got, and fig-
ure out the best path from
there. The real challenge is to
figure out a proper path for-
ward for the South Ocean land.
For over two years, there has
been no progress given the liti-
gation cloud. We are hopeful
that this ruling will permit
exploration of new uses for the
land, in light of new economic

INSURER FEARS ON ANNUITY

CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS

Regulators are being urged

? to change the formula for cal-
i culating annuity capital
i requirements, a leading insur-
? ance executive has told Tri-
i bune Business, the sector
i fearing that some insurers
i might consider dropping a
i product seen as a crucial sav-
i ings/investment tool in the
i Bahamas.

Chester Cooper, president

i of British American Financial
i & Insurance, acknowledged
i that annuities as a product
i line may have received “a bad
i name” as a result of the CLI-
: CO (Bahamas) insolvency,
i but said the industry had
i warned the Insurance Com-
? mission of the Bahamas that
i the capital requirements - and
i formula for calculating them -
? were too onerous, especially
? when compared to interna-
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tion that some of the capital
requirements and the formu-
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‘No promises’

i li Hedge fund investor says needs to assess what’s there at
: South Ocean, after court upholds removal of previous partner

ance Advisory Committee is ;

| Adds that ‘not got a penny out’ of ‘more than $85m’

industry regulator on devel-

seene ecauiemente ior sales _ 4AVestment in New Providence property to date
persons/agents, Tribune Busi-

ness has been told, its chair- By NEIL HARTNELL

man expressing hope that } ribune Business Editor

their relationship will “be pri-
vate-public partnership at its i ee

? not make any promises” over
? what will happen to a proposed
. : ? $867 million New Providence
of BAF Financial & Insur- i resort project, having invested
d : : more than $80 million to -date
which was appointed for a } and “not getting a penny out”,
three-year term on January }

12, 2011, would also seek to : its seizure of control over the

; l i development.
the captive/external insurance }

conditions, which will eventu-
ally permit the land to be used
in a way which will actually
benefit the Bahamas, its peo-
ple and its economy.”

Mr Segaloff said Plainfield,
through Seaside Heights, had
invested “easily more than $80
million” into the southwest
New Providence-based project,
situated next door to Albany,
which had initial visions of
transforming the site into a five-
star resort and casino, complete
with other amenities.

However, the development
became bogged down in a more
than two-year dispute between
Mr Stein and Plainfield, as
detailed by New York State
Supreme Court judge, Shirley
Kornreich, in her judgment that

SEE page 5B



CHESTER COOPER: President &
Chief Executive of British Amer-
ican Insurance Company of The
Bahamas Limited

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ABDAB to buy
78% stake in
City Markets

* Move designed to pave way for $12m AML Foods
offer by involving ABDAB investors in food retail

business

* ‘Tentative’ deal, which requires Board and AGM
approval on Feb 24, involves ABDAB buying
Trans-Island majority stake in Bahamas Supermarkets
* 70% Finlayson owned company would buy

vehicle family owns 100%

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A “tentative agreement” has been
reached for Associated Bahamian
Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB)
to acquire the 78 per cent majority
shareholding in City Markets by
buying Mark Finlayson’s Trans-
Island Traders, Tribune Business
has been told, the move being —
designed to clear the way for the MARK FINLAYSON
businessman’s $12 million tender
offer to gain control at AML Foods.
Mr Finlayson told this newspaper that details of the

SEE page 6B



BIC SALARY STUDY IS “LEFT FOR CWC’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Government and cur-
rent Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)
Board will leave to Cable &
Wireless Communications
(CWC) the results of a study
that could recommend
salary cuts for the compa-
ny’s union employees, Tri-
bune Business has con-
firmed.

Julian Francis, BTC’s
executive chairman, told this
newspaper that “there’s no
question” that the results
from a study by Pricewater-

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* PwC findings that
could recommend wage
cuts for union members
left to new management
and Board, as could cut
across restructuring

houseCoopers (PwC), which
evaluated the jobs and
salary scale of BTC employ-
ees, would be left to the
incoming 51 per cent major-
ity owner and new Board to
take whatever action they

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By RoyalFidelity
Capital Markets

It was another moderate
week of trading in the Bahami-
an stock market.

Investors traded in seven out
of the 24 listed securities, with
no advancers and two declin-
ers.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 22,734 shares
changed hands, representing a
significant decrease of 33,609
shares compared to the previ-
ous week's trading volume of
56,343 shares.

FOCOL Holdings (FCL) was
the volume leader, trading a
volume of 9,500 shares to see its
stock price close unchanged at
$5.48.

Bank of the Bahamas (BOB)
was the big decliner, trading a
volume of 2,700 shares to see its
share price drop $0.48, closing
at $4.42, a new 52-week low.

Doctors Hospital Health Sys-
tems (DHS) traded a volume
of 1,000 shares, its stock falling
$0.04 to close at $1.40, a new
52-week low.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
traded a volume of 6,201 shares
to close unchanged at $6.85.

BOND MARKET
No notes traded during the
week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:

There were no earnings
report released last week.

Dividend Notes:

Commonwealth Bank Lim-
ited (CBL) declared a dividend
of $0.06 per share, payable on
February 28, 2011, to all ordi-
nary shareholders of record
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TORONTO

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familiar to the neighbors down south: tax cuts,
jobs, the deficit, corporate enrichment and strug-
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The opposition is threatening to vote Prime
Minister Stephen Harper out of office next month
over his latest planned cut in corporate taxes.
That would force a general election which Harp-
er is widely expected to win, while once again
falling short of a majority in Parliament and
unable to pass major legislation without opposi-
tion support. Harper is adamant he won't repeal

the cut in the federal corporate rate from 16.5
percent to 15 percent and complete the phased
reduction he began in 2007 when the rate was
19%. But he must tread carefully. To soften the
image of rewarding big business, his Conservative
Party is calling it a "job-creating low tax plan,"
minus the word "corporate." The opposition Lib-
erals also have to overcome a problem. They
allowed Harper's tax plan to take effect by sim-
ply not attending the vote on it 2007. Now they
are saying things have changed, the world has
experienced a financial crisis, and a tax cut that
seemed acceptable three years ago doesn't fit
with today's $56 billion dollar deficit.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 3B



Debt rise sparks $3bn import rise

The Bahamas signs TIEA with India

JAMES SMITH



By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

An increase in govern-
ment and private debt is
likely to have contributed to
the “on the surface, contra-
dictory” level of imports to
the Bahamas from the US
in 2010, which hit a record
$3 billion, despite the coun-
try’s diminished levels of
economic growth.

James Smith, former min-
ister of state for finance in
the former Christie govern-
ment during 2002-2007, told
Tribune Business that
despite there being no
growth in the Bahamas
‘Gross Domestic Product in
2010, “you can have a large
increase in imports if you

are funding it from borrow-
ing”.

His comment come after
some observers, including
himself, had expressed sur-
prise at figures from the US
Census Bureau’s Foreign
Trade Division, which show
American exports to the
Bahamas are at their highest
level ever - reaching $3 bil-
lion in the first 11 months
of 2010 - despite indicators
suggesting this nation's con-
sumption and economic
activity is down.

The $3 billion worth of
exports from the US to the
Bahamas in 2010 (to
November of that year, the
last available month for
which data was recorded),
are 19.8 per cent higher than
in 2009, 8.7 per cent higher

than in 2008, 21.5 per cent
higher than in 2007 and 31
per cent above the value of
that which was exported in
2006.

Exports

Bahamian exports to the
US were also at their sec-
ond highest level ever, low-
er only than in 2009. The
Census Bureau records that
to November 2010, $720.8
million worth of exports had
entered the US from the
Bahamas.

While Mr Smith had ini-
tially said he considered the
figures surprising, after a
closer look he said rising lev-
els of government and pri-
vate debt most likely con-
tributed.

“Levels of consumption
tend to remain fairly high,
whether you are unem-
ployed or not. For example.
if you are unemployed, and
on a government food pro-
gram, you may not be buy-
ing food but the government
is.

“Government debt

(s1BsON. RicBy & Co.

recently went from $2.7 bil-
lion to almost $4 billion and
there was an increase in
bank credit. The Govern-
ment was building roads,
infrastructure and that sort
of thing. People could still
import because they are
accessing credit,” said Mr
Smith.

* The Government signed
another Tax Information
Exchange Agreeement
(TIEA), this time with
India, it was reported on Fri-
day

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corer of

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THE RECIPIENT OF THE BACO FOUNDING PRESIDENT'S AWARD.



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INSURER FEARS ON ANNUITY
CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS

FROM page 1B

insurers to consider not writ-
ing the line of business,” Mr
Cooper said.

“Given that the large
majority of the population has
less than $1,000 in savings
and less than 25 per cent have
pension plans, it would be
counter-intuitive to force the
elimination of a product that
encourages savings.”

Mr Cooper, who is also
chairman of the Insurance
Advisory Committee, the
newly-appointed body that

will advise the Insurance
Commission on industry
issues for a three-year term,
said current capital require-

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2009
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/No. 114
Common Law & Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF that piece parcel or lot of land containing
110.690 acres being a portion of the Thomas Hodgson Grant
F-19 situate in the vicinity of the Public High School in the
Settlement of “Swain” in the Island of Mangrove Cay in the

Island of Andros, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of

The Bahamas.

AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Rev. Hubert King under
the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

NOTICE
Rev. Hubert King of Mangrove Cay on the Island of Andros
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the said
piece, parcel or lot of land containing one hundred and ten and
sixty nine hundredths acres situate west of the main public road

in the vicinity of the public high school in the Settlement of

Swain, Mangrove Cay in the said Island of Andros abutting and
bounding towards the northeast by other portion of Crown Grand
F-19 to Thomas Hodgson towards the southeast by a forty feet
wide road reservation towards the southwest partly by a portion
of Crown Grant to William Hepburn and partly by crown land
toward the northwest by other portion of Crown Grant F-19 to
Thomas Hodgson and has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the
Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with
the provisions of the said Act. Copies of the Petition and the filed
Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:-

The Registry of the Supreme Court
Ansbacher House
Nassau, Bahamas

The Office of the Administrator
Mangrove Cay
Andros, Bahamas

Rolle, Newton & Co.
Dowdeswell Street
Nassau, Bahamas



ments demand that Bahamas-
based life and health insurers
retain 20 per cent of ‘premi-
un’ payments on their books
as capital.

But, unlike life insurance,
annuities are savings products
that see the client make peri-
odic payments over a speci-
fied period of time.

Amount

The amount and duration
of payments determine how
much of an annuity payment
you would receive.

“We believe there’s a mis-
classification of this as insur-
ance premium,” Mr Cooper
told Tribune Business over
annuity payments. “They’re
classifying annuity deposits
the same way as life insurance
premiums, and we don’t think
the way it’s being treated was
intended.”

The BAF chief added that
capital requirements were
typically based on “total expe-
rience of the product”, name-
ly historical trends and pay-
outs, explaining this was
“more prudent” than basing

them on the amount of ‘pre-
mium income’ collected in the
past year.

Mr Cooper said that when
Bahamian requirements as
they now stood were com-
pared to international equiv-
alents, such as the Canadian
MCCSR and the South
African model, “which are the
two benchmarks I have
looked at personally”, the
reliance on short-term deter-
minants for annuity capital
was something the industry
“finds rather punitive”.

As to the wider impact if
Bahamian insurers were dis-
couraged from marketing and
selling annuities, Mr Cooper
told Tribune Business: “From
a national perspective, an
annuity is a savings product
and, as you know, Bahamians
are traditionally big spenders,
not big savers, so if we can
redirect some of the insurance
clients we have now into more
wealth creation, investment
type products like annuities, it
will be beneficial not only to
the clients but to national
development and the capital
markets by having a larger

a Kingsway Academy

Teacher Vacancies for September 2011

Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and
experienced Bahamian candidates for teaching positions at

the: -

Elementary School — all grade levels

High School - all subjects, with particular interest in:-

Spanish
Social Studies
French

Christian Education
Physical Education

Mathematics

(up to Advanced Placement Calculus)
Physics and Chemistry
(up to Advanced Placement)

Home Economics

Mathematics and Technical Drawing
Biology and General Science

Music

The successful candidates should have the following:
° An academic degree in the area of

specialization

A teaching certificate

Excellent communication skills
A love for children and learning
High standards of morality

Be a born-again Christian

pool of savings to draw upon.

“T believe it’s an issue of
national concern. We want to
encourage Bahamians to save,
and this is the way insurance
companies go about doing it,
with tremendous success over
the last few years. The CLI-
CO crisis may have given
annuities a bad name, but
they’ve been sold in the
Bahamas and other countries
for decades.”

CLICO (Bahamas), via its
Executive Flexible Premium
Annuities (EFPA), had been
selling annuity products that
were more akin to bank
deposits, offering above-mar-
ket interest rates in a bid to
attract more money into the
company in the final months
before insolvency.

Praising

Praising the Insurance
Commission for responding
positively to the industry’s
concerns on annuities, Mr
Cooper said he believed the
intent behind the regulatory
reforms was to “ensure pru-
dent management” of their
assets by insurers.

He added, though, that oth-
er aspects of the Domestic
Insurance Act and accompa-
nying regulations, other than
the capital requirements,
would ensure this happened
in regard to annuities.

“The regulations have
enough teeth to guard against
this type of situation,” Mr
Cooper said in relation to
CLICO (Bahamas).

“We feel the industry is
very prudent in making
investments, and therefore
the level of concern on this
product may be misplaced as
a result of the CLICO deba-
cle.”

Mr Cooper said that apart
from annuities, there were
two other major issues that
the insurance industry and the
Commission needed to be
resolve - requirements for for-
eign brokers, and guidelines
for rebating.

Once these were resolved,
the industry Working Group
would be disbanded and
responsibility passed on to the
Insurance Advisory Commit-
tee, Mr Cooper said, adding
that both sides had “commit-
ted to resolving these pend-
ing issues fairly quickly”.

Expanding on the rebating
issue, the BAF chief said the
concern here was to ensure
guidelines were in place to
prevent anti-competitive
behaviour, when insurers use
discounting and incentive pro-
motions to get a step up on
rivals.

With some insurance carri-
ers owned by brokers and
agents, and carriers also own-
ing brokers and agents, there
was a move to ensure that
rebating practices did not
result in negative disruption
to the industry and market at
large.

Asked whether the CLICO
(Bahamas) insolvency had
sparked an over-reaction that
led to the insurance sector
being over-regulated, Mr
Cooper told Tribune Busi-
ness: “No one in the industry
or the Insurance Commission
wants a scenario like CLICO
to be repeated, so some over-
reaching was understandable,
but once we started the dis-
cussions we were able to
impress upon the Commission
the areas that were over-
reaching.

“There was industry out-
rage with respect to some of
the elements in the regula-
tions.

“Generally speaking, every
company thought the regula-
tions were overreaching and
too aggressive, and could
cause our industry to be
unnecessarily uncompetitive.

“We made representations,
and our representations were
generally heard.

“We did not get every
aspect of change we wanted,
and on the issues disallowed,
we understood why.”

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having rights to
dower or an adverse claim or claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final
publication of these presents file in the Supreme Court in the City
of Nassau in the Island of New Providence aforesaid and serve
on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of your claim in
the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith
together with a plan of the area claimed and an abstract of title to
the said area claimed by you.

OCEAN VIEW LOT

in Treasure Gove

Note: All documents should be submitted at the same
time.

Please forward to:

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Kingsway Academy

Box N-4378, Bernard Road

Nassau, The Bahamas

e-mail:kingswayemployment@ yahoo.com

Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement of his
claim on or before the expiration of the said Thirty (30) days will
operate as a bar to such claim.

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Nassau, Bahamas

Offered at $198.00 net

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FROM page 1B

purchase, which had been
discussed with ABDAB’s
directors and major share-
holders, were still being
developed and would be dis-
cussed at both the ABDAB
Board and Annual General
Meetings (AGM) scheduled
for February 24 next week.

If both the Board and
AGM vote in favour of the
acquisition, it would open
the way for Mr Finlayson to
proceed with his $12 million,
or $1.50 per share, offer to
acquire 51 per cent majority
control at rival food retail
group, BISX-listed AML
Foods.

ABDAB to buy 78%
stake in City Markets

The Bahamian business-
man had previously told Tri-
bune Business that he want-
ed to deal with the initial
opposition of ABDAB
shareholders to the AML
Foods purchase, as the com-
pany’s minority investors,
especially, feared they were

NOTICE

RENAR MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of RENAR
MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD. has been

completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator



NOTICE
OCTOPUS STRATEGY FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of OCTOPUS
STRATEGY FUND LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
7" of October 2010.













David Thain
Liquidator

being excluded from reap-
ing any benefits from his
entrance into the food retail-
ing business.

By acquiring Trans-Island
Traders, a vehicle 100 per
cent owned by Mr Finlayson
and his family, ABDAB
would inherit the 78 per cent
Bahamas Supermarkets
(City Markets) stake he
bought from previous own-
ers, BSL Holdings, back in
November 2010 for just $1.

This, in turn, would give
ABDAB and its investors
direct participation and
ownership in the food retail
business, and any share price
appreciation, dividends and
profits that may accrue, thus
potentially easing their exist-
ing concerns.

And, if Mr Finlayson’s
tender offer goes ahead and
ultimately proves successful,
those ABDAB investors
could become shareholders
in an enlarged food retailer
featuring a merged AML
Foods, the businessman
added.

“T had to take care of the
ABDAB shareholders,” Mr
Finlayson told Tribune Busi-
ness of his motives for delay-
ing the tender offer’s launch.

GG

We [ABDAB] have a great past that

is reflected on our balance sheet,
but our future is dependent on what
cash flow ABDAB is able to generate,
and here we have a great opportunity
for ABDAB to participate in something
that generates the cash flows ABDAB is
used to, having sold the liquor inter-

ests.”



“T’ve spoken to a few of the
ABDAB directors, who are
also shareholders. We have
our meeting on the 24th of
February, the Directors’
meeting and the AGM.
“We talked about how to
do this, and we’ve come to a
tentative agreement where
ABDAB will purchase
Trans-Island Traders to
make sure ABDAB share-
holders participate in what
we’re doing in the food busi-
ness going forward...... We
think that’s what’s best for
ABDAB shareholders.”
Mr Finlayson said he and



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TURTLE BAY INVESTMENTS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED












Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of TURTLE
BAY INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed,
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register

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The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the

16â„¢ June 2010.



David Thain
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Mark Finlayson

his family, including father
Sir Garet ‘Tiger’ Finlayson,
own about 70 per cent of
ABDAB’s issued ordinary
shares, and pointed out that
the company’s investors had
enjoyed $70 million in divi-
dends paid out over the past
10 years.

The company’s share
price, he added, had gone
from $10 to $30 per share.

Stakes

A big chunk of those $70
million in dividends was
paid out last year, when
ABDAB sold its stakes in
Burns House and Common-
wealth Brewery to
Heineken for a price
thought to be around $120-
$125 million.

But now, having sold its
main liquor industry assets,
ABDAB has become a real
estate holding vehicle, and
Mr Finlayson told Tribune
Business that its minority
investors were “holding on,
because they’ve done so well
with us, and are waiting for
the next big thing”.

That could well be food
retailing, and Mr Finlayson
said: “We [ABDAB] have
a great past that is reflected
on our balance sheet, but
our future is dependent on
what cash flow ABDAB is
able to generate, and here
we have a great opportunity
for ABDAB to participate
in something that generates
the cash flows ABDAB is

used to, having sold the
liquor interests.

“This is a great opportu-
nity to get involved with
Bahamas Supermarkets and
AML Foods as a combined
company.

“Those [’ve talked to so
far are quite pleased about
it, and I would prefer it that
way.”

Explaining why he did not
involve ABDAB in his food
retailing ventures from the
outset, Mr Finlayson added:
“When I first ventured into
it, it was a little risky going
into Bahamas Supermarkets
by itself, but it’s started to
work out well, and with the
AML acquisition the
economies of scale will be
at the right stage to involve
ABDAB shareholders.

“The most important
thing for me, and my father,
is that this [ABDAB buying
Trans-Island] removes any
question of conflicts for the
ABDAB shareholders.
We’ve invested with them
since 1986, and for us now to
do this without them, most
of them, the minority share-
holders, were wondering
what’s going on?

“Why’s he left us out?
This is good for the minori-
ty shareholders.”

Mr Finlayson said Barry
Newman, ABDAB’s com-
pany secretary, and Philip
Kemp, Bahamas Supermar-
kets’ chief financial officer,
were working on the details
of ABDAB’s Trans-Island
Traders purchase, with a
view to submitting a pro-
posal to the Board for
approval.

Previously, the key con-
tention was that ABDAB
shareholders would have
benefited enormously from
Mr Finlayson’s original City
Markets expansion plans, as
their company owns the real
estate for three Super Cen-
tre sites he was targeting -
two in Nassau on JFK Drive
and East-West Highway,
and one in Freeport.

However, if the AML
Foods acquisition is suc-
cessful, Mr Finlayson would
not need the East-West
Highway and Freeport real
estate, given the proximity
of AML’s existing two
Solomon’s SuperCentre
sites.

As a result, ABDAB
investors would only realise
rental income yields from
the JFK Drive property,
largely excluding them from
the benefits of a successful
AML Foods purchase.

NOTICE
SSB HOLDING LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of SSB
HOLDING LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
15" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
PARFAIT INVESTMENTS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of PARFAIT
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
15" December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
CMG PARTNERS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of CMG
PARTNERS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE

CMG INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of CMG
INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
OLDHAM HOLDINGS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of OLDHAM
HOLDINGS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
7" October 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
RINCO HOLDINGS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of RINCO
HOLDINGS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
8" July 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator



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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7B





How overseas inflation
could hurt investors

DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Inflation isn't hitting your
wallet hard, but it is lurking in
your stock portfolio.

Core inflation in the U.S.
is 0.8 percent, well below the
4 percent rate that starts to
worry economists. Though
food costs are rising, the over-
all inflation rate is expected
to hold steady due to stagnant
real estate prices.

So what's the worry?

Fast-growing economies in
places like China, Brazil and
India are growing too fast -- at
more than 5 percent a year.
That is resulting in higher
prices for raw materials and
consumer goods, leading to
interest rate hikes that are
already sending stock markets
plunging in those countries.
These are ominous develop-
ments for U.S. investors who
have fattened their portfolios
by investing in emerging mar-
kets and by buying shares of
domestic companies that do
business there.

Globalization long ago
spread the revenue and prof-
its of the companies in the
Standard & Poor's 500 stock
index beyond the shores of
the United States. Fifteen per-
cent of the profits of compa-
nies in the index are from
emerging markets.

Growth overseas has
helped lift the S&P 500 up 23
percent over the past 12
months, pushing company
revenues higher despite the
slow economic recovery in the
U.S. Companies in businesses
from trucks to toothpaste con-
tinue to expand into the
developing world. Caterpillar
Inc. made 12 percent of its
revenue from Latin America



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

in 2009, a 4 percentage point
jump since 2004. Procter &
Gamble, the company behind
household staples like Crest
toothpaste and Pampers dia-
pers, made 32 percent of its
revenues from emerging mar-
kets the same year, an 11 per-
centage point jump since
2004. Ford Motors Co. sold
9.2 percent of all of its vehi-
cles in South America in 2009,
a five percentage point jump
from five years earlier.

"Investors are not aware of
how important emerging mar-
kets are for the valuation and
earnings for so many U.S.
companies,” says Nicholas
Colas, chief market strategist
at ConvergEx Group. Cater-
pillar, for instance, jumped 84
percent over the past 12
months largely due to sales of
construction equipment in
China and Brazil.

Investors have assumed
that profits in emerging mar-
kets will continue to grow as
millions join the global middle
class. But if central banks take
drastic steps to halt growth
and tame inflation, then the
stocks of U.S. companies that
do big business there will fall.

"That is what I'm most
fearful of right now,” says
Nick Kalivas, vice president
of research at MF Global, a
financial services firm in New
York.

China said Tuesday that its
central bank was raising inter-
est rates for the second time
in just over a month. Brazil
said Wednesday that it would
slash $30 billion in spending
to cut inflation that jumped
to 5.9 percent in 2010. Indi-
a's central bank raised interest
rates in late January for the
seventh time in little over a
year after its inflation rate hit
8.4 percent. By raising interest
rates, central banks hope to
slow borrowing and other
economic activity that can
push prices higher.

Inflation makes companies
that sell consumer goods com-
pete with the basic costs of
living. Every increase in the
already high cost of food cuts
directly into the money that
consumers in emerging mar-
kets have to spend on small
luxuries or electronics. Her-
shey Co., for instance, could
find that the 12 percent jump
in the cost of cocoa this year
will cut into its expanding rev-
enues in China if consumers
decide that they can't afford
more expensive candy bars.

There isn't the same worry
at home.

"The U.S. economy has an
enormous capacity to absorb
increases in demand without
causing dramatic widespread
inflation,” says Burt White,
chief investment officer at
LPL Financial.

Investors in overseas mar-
kets have already taken a hit.
India's stock market has fall-
en 15 percent this year. Brazil
is down 6.5 percent, and Chi-
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N E OF PRi ED CHANGE IN CONTROL OF BT

pursuant to SECTION 75(2)(a) of the COMMUNICATIONS ACT, 2009

The Witilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) hereby gives notice that on
February #, 2011, it received from Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
(ATE) and Cable and Wireless Commnunications Pic. (CWC) jointly, a Full Nottication of a
transaction between CWC and the Government of The Bahamas (the “Gowernment’]
which will result in the acquisition by CWC from the Government of a majority of the
sued share capital of BTC (the “Tramsaction") for approval in accordance with section
7O(3) of the Communications Act, D009,

DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION

Z.

On February 8, 2011 the Gewernment and CWC entered into a Share Purchase
Agreement under which, CWC Bahamas Holdings Limited, a company incorporated in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas whose ultimate parent company & CWE, will
acquire fifty-one per cent (51%) of the isswed share capital of BTC fram the Government,
thereby becoming the voting controler of a majority of the shares of BTC As voting
contral of BTC will be transferred to CWC, the Transaction will constitute a “change in
control” of BTC within the meaning af section 71 of the Communications Act, 2004, and
requires URCA's approval before it can be implemented.

BTC is currently 100% awned by the Government and operates netwarks and provides
carrlage services In the markets for flxed voice, fixed data, mobile yolce and mobile data
services in The Bahamas. BTC has been determined to have Significant Market Power in
the markets for fined voice, mobile voice and mobile data services.

CWC is a multinational provider of electronic communications services, headquartered
in London, with presence iim 38 countries worldwide. As of September 2009, CWC
provided services to 1.8 million fixed, $8.3 million mobile and 600,000 broadband
customers worklwide, CWC operates as “LIME” in the Caribbean, prowiding services to

1.279,000 mobile, 645,000 fixed and 204,000 broadband customers in 13 countries.
During the year ended 31 March 2010, LIME produced revenues of USS373 million, as
against total CWC revenues of US$2,246 billion. CWC currently has no operations in the
electronic communications sector in The Bahamas

ISSUES TO BE DETERMINED BY URCA.

5

The questions to be determined by URCA in relation to a change in cantrol are set out in
section 72 of the Communications Act, 2009. 4a neither of the parties to the
Transaction moe BTC is involved in broadcasting or publishing newspapers, the question
to be determined by WRCA is whether the Transaction would have or is likely to hawe the
effect of a substantial lessening af competition in a market in The Bahamas. For a
further explanation of the approach to be used by URCA, respondents should be guided
by UACA's Competition Guidance: Wenger Control = Substentive (ECS COMP.2) which can
be downloaded fram its website (woww.urcabahamasbs}.

In assessing the competition effects of the Transaction, WACA's assessment will include
the review of issues such as the definition of the relevant market, what would hapgen in
the absence of this transaction (known as the “counterfactual”|, the potential
efficiencies and consumer benefits. ln that regard, URCA motes that the Gayenment has.
publicly disclosed a number of considerations that assist with the anabysis of consumer
and economic benefits including price reductions, network inwestment, efficiencies
improvements, new product offerings. The Transaction alsa includes an agreement by
the Government to extend the period of BTC's cellular exclusivity period and
amendments to the Communications Act, 2006 and the Electronic Communications
Sector Policy to that effect have been tabled in the House of Representatives, Interested
parties should take note af these factors in submitting responses bo UAC

Interested parties should note that UREA was not a party to the negotiations nor the
transaction ite, Decisions made to extend the cellular exclusivity period are the
responsibility of Government as policy maker for the sector and emanate from
commercial negotiations between the Government and CWC The peocesses for
engagement between URCA and the Gowernment on the Sector Policy, a5 envisaged
under section B of the Communications Act 2009, are now addressed in the
aforementioned amendments to the Sector Policy and legislation tabled.

INVITATION FOR COMMENTS

B.

Under section 75(2) of the Communications Act, 2009, before forming any opinion or
issuing tts adjudication om the proposed change in control, UACA is required to give any
interested persons a neasqanable opportunity to make representations, and shal
consider any such representations made,

WRCA notes that there has been considerable public interest in various matters relating
to the proposed change of control of BTC, and in that regard considers it mecessary to
clearly define the scope af URCA's jurisdiction im relation to the Transaction. As stated
abowe URCA's power to consider and approve a change in control of BTC relates solely
to the question of whether or mot the Transaction would or is likely to result in a
substantial lessening af competition in a market within the electronic communications
sector in The Bahamas. URCA therefore advises that in its review of the Transaction
UnCA wall only consider representations which are relevant to this aspect of the
Transaction,

Pursuant to section 78 af the Communications Act, 2009, UACA & required wethin thirty
(30) calendar days of its receigt of the notification, to either issue its adjudication, or
open an in-depth investigation of the change in contro! [in which case extended
timeframes would apply to WACA’s consideration of the Transaction). it is therefore
necessary that representations from interested persons are recelved by URCA well
within the thirty (30) day timeline in order to ensure that such representations can be
considered, analysed and incorporated into URCA’s deliberations. Therefore, UWACA will
only consider representations on the proposed change in control which are received
by Ss00pm on February 24, 2011 (i.e. midway through the thirty (30) day period).

WACK Invites Interested parties to submit written representations regarding the
Proposed change in control for consideration, to the Director of Policy and Regulation,
either:

a. by hand, te the office of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA}
situated at the UES Annex Building, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas: or
» By mail, to WRCA at PO. Box N4860 Nassau, Bahamas; or
. by fax, to (242) 399-0153; or
. by email, to info@urcabahamas.bs.





PAGE 8B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



AML bidder: 20% of
shares ‘locked up

FROM page 1B

Telling AML Foods share-
holders that his $12 million,
$1.50 per share, offer was a
“referendum on the compa-
ny’s management”, not his
own, Mark Finlayson, princi-
pal of Trans-Island Traders,
the 78 per cent City Markets
owner, said they also needed
to be mindful of ever-increas-
ing competition and the fact
that, in his opinion, the com-
pany’s share price would con-
tinue to fall.

“We’ve made a lot of
progress,” Mr Finlayson said
of his negotiations with AML
Foods shareholders on
whether to accept his offer.
“We're around the 20 per
cent level locked up right
now. We’re quite confident
this will happen.”

And, extolling the benefits
of his planned City Markets-
AML Foods consolidation,
should the tender offer be
successful and the two com-
panies merge, Mr Finlayson
told Tribune Business: “At
the end of the day, you will
have three sets of sharehold-
ers that are going to be
pleased with this.

“This combination gives the
ABDAB shareholders (see
other article on Page 1B) a
future, the Bahamas Super-
markets shareholders, who
have been through a rough













time for three-four years, will
benefit from the economies
of scale, and for the AML
Foods shareholders, who have
been through quite a rough
time themselves, this compa-
ny will give them a good ride,
too.”

Adding that the 68 per cent
net income drop suffered by
AML Foods during the first
nine months of its recently-
ended financial year “speak
for themselves”, Mr Finlayson
said the BISX-listed food
group had seen its sales
decline despite City Markets
having hit rock bottom dur-
ing this period under the for-
mer owners.

This, he added, indicated
AML Foods had been unable
to exploit City Markets’ woes
by increasing sales and mar-
ket share, and was something
that should cause sharehold-
ers to question management.

Between 2008-2010, City
Markets had lost $46 million
in sales, dropping from a peak
of $144 million to just under

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:







“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being a portion of
Gladstone Allotment No. 31 situate in the Western district of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Multi family residence
consisting of a Triplex apartment comprising of (1) unit consisting
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms and (2) units consisting (2)
Bedrooms, (1) Bathroom.




























Property Size: 8,600 sq. ft.
Building Size: 3,375 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 2417”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

ae RBC
Sa FINCO
LiL

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 3 situate
in Tropical Gardens Subdivision situate in the Western district
of the Island of New Providence one of the islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms and (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 6,483 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,557 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked ‘Tender 3438”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 13 situate
in Shirley Park Subdivision situate in the Northern district of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a multi family residence
consisting of a triplex apartment comprising of (1) unit consisting
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms and (2) units consisting (2) Bedrooms
and (1) Bathroom.

Property Size: 11,420 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,490 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 9906”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday,
25th February, 2011.

$100 million, but AML Foods,
one of its chief competitors,
had been unable to take
advantage, Mr Finlayson
added.

“This is my opinion,” he
said. “During the four-five
years that Bahamas Super-
markets lost market share,
AML’s sales popped up a bit,
and came right back down
when Bahamas Supermarkets
was at its worst.

Lost

“Over the period, we lost
$46 million in sales, and
between the June period last
year and when we bought
City Markets [in November],
it dropped to a level when it
was in freefall.

“During that period, AML
did not gain any sales or mar-
ket share at all. The other
guys picked it up.”

Mr Finlayson said that if
AML Foods’ management
“were that good, they should
have picked it up.... It’s what
they’re doing that is wrong.
The thing they’re doing is that
they are not listening to the
customers, and that’s the dif-
ference between what they’re
doing and what we’re doing.
Our customers are telling us
what to do so they can spend
their money with us”.

Speaking of his appoint-
ment of Benita Rahming as
City Markets’ chief executive,
supported by a woman-domi-
nated management team, Mr
Finlayson said: “I know that
for this to work, a woman has
to run it. Ladies are our pri-
mary customers, and no one
knows what a woman wants
better than a woman.

“We’ve made good head-
way, and you can really
expect our sales to jump
through the roof right now,
as we have a team primarily
of women in there. I don’t
think they can be beaten. As a
shareholder, I’m happy to
entrust my investment to
them.”

Asked about his message
to AML Foods investors, Mr
Finlayson said: “We’ve really
given them a choice. This

whole thing was not a refer-
endum on how we run our
business. For AML share-
holders, it’s a referendum on
whether they’re satisfied with
the management.

“What I would say to them
is that we’re offering to buy
their shares at almost a 50 per
cent premium to what they’re

trading at now, but they also }
have the choice to stayin and }
go on a ride with the merged }
: tage in this area and boost the financial services industry.

“I believe the majority of }
people are tired, they’re }
fatigued, and have had }
enough of the ride up and
down. Here’s an opportunity }
for them to get out, and get }
out at a premium. But I think }

company...

the problem they will have if

shares to go but down.

[Robin Hood] business.”

all these things.

down.”

Mr Finlayson said that it ;
was not just AML Foods’
core food retailing business }
that was getting squeezed, but }
also its Domino’s pizza fran- }
chise through the emergence }
of rival Marco’s Pizza, under }
the local ownership of Aetos }
Holdings, headed by Chris }
: Cooper told Tribune Business.

“If I was an AML Foods
shareholder I’d really be }
thinking about what I’m doing }
with my investment,” Mr Fin- }
layson added. He said he was }
due to meet, together with }
AML Foods, the Securities ;
Commission today to “see }
how we proceed going for- }

and Terry Tsavoussis.

ward” on the tender offer.

i the industry and the region.”

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eS

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 63
situated in Silver Gates Subdivision situate in the Western district
of the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is an
undeveloped property.

Property Size: 4,413 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked ‘Tender 7495”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 8 of Block
No. 25 situate in Gleniston Gardens Subdivision situate in the
Eastern district of the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a single
family residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 9,900 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,520 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 3407”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday,
25th February, 2011.

Entry standard push
for Insurance agents

FROM page 1B

“We are interested in making the industry and regulatory
environment as competitive as possible to facilitate business,”
Mr Cooper told Tribune Business. “A key issue for the over-
whelming majority is a standard, and implemented entry
requirement, for sales persons in the industry.

“Each company has its own standard, and we believe that by
working with the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas to

: develop and strengthen those requirements it will accrue to the
we do not succeed is that }
there is nowhere for the AML :

benefit of the industry.”
Emphasising that it would “not be another layer of regula-

: tion”, Mr Cooper said he hoped to see the Bahamian insurance

“We’ve seen that with the }
latest results. We are taking }
back our market share. They }
did not make a gain when }
City Markets was at its lowest }
point. Now we are taking }
back some of Super Value’s :
business, some of Phil’s busi- }
ness, some of AML’s busi- }

ness, and some of Sandy’s } Business that the committee wanted to include among its 14

However, Mr Pinlageoir | members representatives from the external insurance industry,
was quick to point out that }
small, independently-owned }
neighbourhood food stores }
were stealing market share }
from all of the so-called “Big :
Five’, and he urged: “AML }

shareholders tay Wok at seems a bit troubled at the moment in the development of

“Look at City Markets 5 new products and services. If the committee can advance reg-

look at Super Value. Rupert } : f 3
Roberts is not going to sit dynamism to the industry.

er teas Se ae Advisory Committee include Jeanine Lampkin, of Lampkin &
take market share. The AML
shareholders are caught in the }

middle, and I’m pretty sure }

‘ ‘ ? Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA); Lambert
the sh Il not i ?

oe oe ens Aa oe : Longley, a partner in KPMG (Bahamas); John Dunkley, for-
? merly of Nassau Underwriters; Brian Self, Security & Gener-

industry agree to a “general standard of entry” for sales persons
and agents, with certification and an across-the-board effort to
“improve the calibre” of new entrants.

“This is one of the things that is gaining some traction,” Mr
Cooper told Tribune Business.

Competitiveness

Besides the domestic market, the BAF chief told Tribune

in a bid to improve the Bahamas’ competitiveness here.

It would also, he added, lead to “the establishment of stan-
dards to make the Bahamas a jurisdiction where insurance
can thrive again, and this goes beyond the development and
administration of captives.

“Maybe the Bahamas can create new products to assist in the
advancement of offshore financial services business, which

ulations on this aspect of the industry, it will bring new life and
Apart from Mr Cooper, other members of the Insurance

Company, as its deputy chairman; Timothy Ingraham, general
manager of Summit Insurance and president of the Bahamas
Insurance Association; Vaughn Culmer, president of the

al; Emmanuel Komolafe of Colina Insurance; and former reg-
istrar of insurance, Dr Roger Brown.

Its role, under the Insurance Act, is to advise the regulator,
the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas, on insurance mat-
ters, providing recommendations and acting as a forum for
dialogue on Key issues.

“T think I speak on behalf of the other members that we’re
fairly enthused about the possibilities here.

“We think it can be private-public partnership at its best,” Mr

“Tt is fairly clear that the industry and the Commission share
the same ideals of protecting policyholders and improving the
industry.

“We think this is an era of open dialogue, so we intend to be
very open and very participatory. We hope to make a positive
and lasting impact.

“There are some differing lobbies in this group, so the unique
challenge will be to balance the views of a diverse group and
present carefully considered advice based on best practices in

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 43 situate
in Snow View Subdivision situate in the Western district of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is an
undeveloped property.

Property Size: 6,337 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 0137”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

FINCO

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 1193
situate in Pinewood Gardens Subdivision situate in the Southern
district of the Island of New Providence one of the islands of
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
single family residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (1)
Bathroom.

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 967 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender
6932”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00pm, Friday, 25th February, 2011.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 9B



Obama official says new
budget won't be pain-free

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama
will send Congress on Mon-
day a $3 trillion-plus budget
for 2012 that promises $1.1
trillion in deficit reduction
over the next decade by freez-
ing many domestic programs
for five years, trimming mili-
tary spending and limiting tax
deductions for the wealthy.

Jacob Lew, the president's
budget director, said Sunday
that the new spending plan
for the 2012 would disprove
the notion that "we can do
this painlessly ... we are going
to make tough choices.”

Republicans rejected that
appraisal, castigating Obama
for proposals that will boost
spending in such areas as edu-
cation, public works and
research, and charging that
Obama's cuts are not deep
enough.

They vowed to push ahead
with their own plans to trim
$61 billion in spending from
the seven months left in the
current budget year and then
squeeze Obama's 2012 bud-
get plan for billions of dollars
in additional savings in
response to voters alarmed at
an unprecedented flood of red
ink.

"He's going to present a
budget tomorrow that will
continue to destroy jobs by
spending too much, borrow-
ing too much and taxing too
much,” House Speaker John
Boehner said on NBC's
"Meet the Press." Boehner
released a statement from 150
economists calling on Obama
to take immediate action to
reduce government spending.

Lew, appearing on CNN's
"State of the Union,” rejected
criticism that the $1.1 trillion
deficit-cutting goal fell far
short of the $4 trillion in
deficit cuts outlined by the
president's own deficit com-
mission in a plan unveiled last
December. That proposal
would attack the biggest caus-
es of the deficits — spending
on the benefit programs







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Medicare, Medicaid and
Social Security — and defense
spending.

Obama's budget avoided
the painful choices put for-
ward by the commission on
benefit programs. Lew said it
would be a mistake to say the
report did not have an impact
on the president's proposals.

He cited a proposal to pay
for keeping doctors’ payments
under Medicare from being
cut sharply. Instead of bor-
rowing the money to prevent
those cuts, the administration
was putting forward $62 bil-
lion in savings in other areas
to prevent those cuts over the
next two years, Lew said.

In addition, the administra-
tion is reviving a proposal
Congress rejected last year to
limit tax deductions the
wealthy can get for charita-
ble donations, mortgage inter-
est payments and state and
local taxes, and using those
savings to pay for keeping the
Alternative Minimum Tax
from hitting more middle-
class families over the next
two years. An administration
official, who spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity before the
budget was released, said one-
third of the $1.1 trillion in
deficit reduction the admin-
istration is projecting over the
next decade would come from
additional revenue with the
bulk of that reflecting the lim-
itations on tax deductions by
the wealthy.

The administration has said

Notice

In the Estate of Lillian Olean
Johnson, late of Graham Drive,

Yellow Elder Gardens

in the

Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

deceased.

Notice is

hereby given that all

persons having claim or demand
against the above Estate are required
so send their names, addresses and the
particulars of their debts or claims

duly certified

in writing to the

that its five-year freeze will
save $400 billion over the next
decade with many programs
slated for even bigger cuts.
Community development
block grants would be
trimmed by $300 million, the
government's program to help
low-income people pay their
heating bills would be cut in
half for a savings of $2.5 bil-
lion, and a Great Lakes envi-
ronmental restoration pro-
gram would but cut by 25 per-
cent to save $125 million,
according to an Office of
Management and Budget
summary.

That document also said
that the budget would cut the
Pentagon's spending plans
over the next decade by $78
billion with reductions in var-
ious weapons programs
deemed unnecessary includ-
ing the C-17 aircraft, the alter-
native engine for the Joint
Strike Fighter aircraft and the
Marine expeditionary vehicle.

The OMB document also
listed $1 billion in cuts in
grants for large airports,
almost $1 billion in a reduc-
tion in support to states for
water treatment plants and
other infrastructure programs
and savings from consolidat-
ing public health programs
run by the Center for Disease
Control and various U.S. For-
est Service programs.

The administration will also
propose saving $100 billion
from Pell Grants and other
higher education programs
over a decade through belt-
tightening with the savings
used to keep the maximum
college financial aid award at
$5,550, according to an
administration official who
spoke on condition of
anonymity in advance of the
budget's Monday release.

The OMB summary said
that the $1.1 trillion deficit
savings would reduce the
deficit as a percentage of the
total economy to 3 percent of
GDP by the middle of this
decade. The deficit is project-
ed by the Congressional Bud-
get Office to surge to an all-
time high of $1.5 trillion this
year, which would be 9.8 per-
cent of the economy and
mark the third consecutive $1
trillion-plus budget gap.

The surging deficits reflect
the deep 2007-2009 recession,
which cut into government tax
revenues as millions were
thrown out of work and
prompted massive govern-
ment spending to jump-start
economic growth and stabi-
lize the banking system.

Republicans scored signifi-
cant victories in the Novem-
ber elections by attacking the
soaring deficits while the Oba-
ma administration argued that
the spending was needed to
keep the country from falling
into an even deeper econom-
ic slump.

BUDGET TIME: In this
photo taken Feb. 10,
2011, Carolyn John-
son, right, and other
employees at the Government
Printing Office, compile sections
of the appendix of the 2012 budget
in Washington. President Barack
Obama will send his 2012 budget
proposal to Congress today.



AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

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undersigned on or before the 31st day
of January , A. D., 2011 after which
date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the estate having regard
only to the proved debts or claims of
which notice would have been given.

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persons indebted to the said Estate
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Symbol P/E
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1.61%
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2.9527
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0.43% 1.533976

COMMONWEALTH LAW ADVOCATES
Chambers
No. 79 Duncanson House
Montrose Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executors of the Estate of
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Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
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CFAL Global Equity Fund

FSG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

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5.20%
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PAGE 2E° Basketball joy for RBPF




ST. VALENTINE"S MASSACRE

Lally in Red, Lady Nathalle
take the sailing honours

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net



OR another year,

the Lady in Red

and Lady Nathalie

hold the bragging
rights in the St. Valentine’s
Massacre.

Yesterday on Montage
Beach, the Lady Nathalie, skip-
pered by Clyde Rolle, pulled
off another victory in the
“Catch Me If You Can chal-
lenge race between her B Class
and six A Class boats.

It was the 24th anniversary
of the biggest regatta held out-
side of the National Family
Island Regatta in Georgetown,
Exuma and the Long Island
Regatta.

But ask organiser and Lady
Nathalie owner Eleazor ‘the
Sailing Barber’ Johnson and he
would quickly tell you that the
St. Valentine’s Massacre is fast

SEE page 2E

SPOTTS

NOTES

BASKETBALL
BAISS CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools will kick off
their 2011 best-of-three bas-
ketball championship series
today at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the
junior girls division will fea-
ture the Temple Christian
Suns against the St.
Augustine’s College Big
Red Machine. That will be
followed by SAC against the
Queen’s College Comets in
the junior boys.

The senior girls matchup
will pit the St. John’s Giants
against the Queen’s College
and in the senior boys divi-
sion, it will be the Westmin-
ster Diplomats against St.
John’s.

Game two in each series
will continue on Tuesday
with the third and deciding
games, if necessary, on
Wednesday.

WINNER: Lady Eunice (above and left), skippered by Vincent Wright,
came back to win the final two races to clinch the series.



SCENES from the Valentine’s Massacre.

PHOTOS: Felipe Major/Tribune staff

BASKETBALL
GSSSA CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation will begin their best-
of-three basketball champi-
onship series today at 4 p.m.
at both the CI Gibson and
DW Davis Gymnasiums.

While the juniors will be
in action at the CI Gibson
Gymnasium, the seniors will
play at the DW Davis Gym.

In the senior girls division
will be played against the
CR WAlker Knights and the
RM Bailey Pacers. The
senior boys will showcase
the CC Sweeting Cobras
defending their title against
RM Bailey.

Game two in all of the
series will be played on
Tuesday. If necessary, the
third and deciding games :
will be played on Wednes- -
day. TOP CLASS: fay Fiunice leads the way in its class.

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SPORTS



wy,

(CY THE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC

RBPF

BY RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

In the Second Annual Law Enforcement Bas-
ketball Classic, last year's champion retained its
title after they held on for a hard fought from the
top group of visiting contenders.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force protected
home court and kept the championship trophy in
the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican
Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led
22-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31
lead into the half thanks to 15 points from
Bernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino
Richardson.

The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half
but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw
them outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back
into the game.

The Bahamas led by just a single basket head-
ed into the fourth quarter, 53-51.

In a back and forth battle over the final period,
the Bahamas was able to break away when their
defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of
which led to a momentum shifting Richardson
slam dunk for a two possession advantage.

The team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs)
points and 21 (Richardson) points respectively,
noted their keys to the repeat title.

"The important thing was just to stay patient
and let the game come to you," Richardson said,
"Thats what I did I was able to help the team to
the win.”

"Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up,”
Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up
the slack I just followed behind. We came out
with game plan and we executed and it led to the
win tonight."

RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle
applauded his team's effort despite the early foul
troubled which plagued his regular rotation.

"What i wanted to doi couldn't do because of
the foul trouble, it messed up the rotation,” he
said, "We're the best in the world. They said





A ei
ON THE BALL: Scenes from the basketball classic.

handle us."

In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas
Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police
Force.

The second edition of the tournament fea-
tured teams from across the Caribbean and Cana-
da including the Trinidad Police and Defence
Force, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence
Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police
AAA Basketball team.

Aside from their work on the court, the visiting
law enforcements athletes also joined various
ministers of the gospel and public figures in
Bahamian society when they toured several
schools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash,
CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF
Adderley and SC McPherson where the students

they wanted us, they got us and they couldn't

JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops) Rolle, coach of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, is held aloft after the victory.

FROM page 1E

becoming the toast of the regatta sea-
son because of the challenge.

“Only two boats catch me in 23
years, the New Couregous and the
Red Stripe, but they never catch me
three times, only once or twice,” said
Johnson, whose boat was last caught
four years ago by the New Courgeous.

Johnson said after looking at his
clck on the first lap and hwe saw how
far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat
sailing, he knew there was no way that
she would have gotten catch by the
rest of the fleet.

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were treated to positive messages from the visi-

PHOTOS: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

(Cops) Rolle, holds up another one.

©

Lay in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours

“After ten minutes past, I didn’t
look anymore because they gave me a
12 minute head start and after the first
lap, I knew they couldn’t catch me,” he
said. “The skipper sailed a smart race.”

The New Couregous came the clos-
est to catching the Lady Nathalie, fol-
lowed by the Red Stripe.

A jubilant Rolle said he had a little
scare at the beginning, but once he
settled his crew down, they were able

to sail without any further problems.

“We beat the nearest boat behind us
by five minutes. There was no advan-
tage because we did the calculation
on time,” he stressed. “The rest of
them, we put time on them.”

Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna
Nicola were among the other boats
that made up the fleet.

It was the second victory for the
year for the Lady in Red after she took

the All-For-One Regatta in the B
Class in January to officially kick off
the new season on the right sail.
There was also a C Class series that
took place on Saturday and Sunday.
The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip-
pered by Rolle, won the first race. But
the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin-
cent Wright, came back to win the
final two races to clinch the series.
Among the other boats that com-





VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony

peted in the eight-boat fleet were
Jacob’s Ladder, Queen Brigita and
Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was
quite impressed with the way the
entire weekend activities came togeth-
er this year and he thanked the spon-
sors who all helped to make it possible.

They included legendary sailor Sir
Durward ‘Sea Wolf’? Knowles, Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment
Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation, Double D’s Restaurant,
Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Compa-
ny, Hanna’s Hardware, Floyd’s Cafe
and Williams Drugs.





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wy,

(CY THE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC

RBPF

BY RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

In the Second Annual Law Enforcement Bas-
ketball Classic, last year's champion retained its
title after they held on for a hard fought from the
top group of visiting contenders.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force protected
home court and kept the championship trophy in
the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican
Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led
22-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31
lead into the half thanks to 15 points from
Bernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino
Richardson.

The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half
but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw
them outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back
into the game.

The Bahamas led by just a single basket head-
ed into the fourth quarter, 53-51.

In a back and forth battle over the final period,
the Bahamas was able to break away when their
defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of
which led to a momentum shifting Richardson
slam dunk for a two possession advantage.

The team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs)
points and 21 (Richardson) points respectively,
noted their keys to the repeat title.

"The important thing was just to stay patient
and let the game come to you," Richardson said,
"Thats what I did I was able to help the team to
the win.”

"Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up,”
Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up
the slack I just followed behind. We came out
with game plan and we executed and it led to the
win tonight."

RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle
applauded his team's effort despite the early foul
troubled which plagued his regular rotation.

"What i wanted to doi couldn't do because of
the foul trouble, it messed up the rotation,” he
said, "We're the best in the world. They said





A ei
ON THE BALL: Scenes from the basketball classic.

handle us."

In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas
Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police
Force.

The second edition of the tournament fea-
tured teams from across the Caribbean and Cana-
da including the Trinidad Police and Defence
Force, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence
Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police
AAA Basketball team.

Aside from their work on the court, the visiting
law enforcements athletes also joined various
ministers of the gospel and public figures in
Bahamian society when they toured several
schools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash,
CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF
Adderley and SC McPherson where the students

they wanted us, they got us and they couldn't

JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops) Rolle, coach of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, is held aloft after the victory.

FROM page 1E

becoming the toast of the regatta sea-
son because of the challenge.

“Only two boats catch me in 23
years, the New Couregous and the
Red Stripe, but they never catch me
three times, only once or twice,” said
Johnson, whose boat was last caught
four years ago by the New Courgeous.

Johnson said after looking at his
clck on the first lap and hwe saw how
far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat
sailing, he knew there was no way that
she would have gotten catch by the
rest of the fleet.

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tors.

were treated to positive messages from the visi-

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(Cops) Rolle, holds up another one.

©

Lay in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours

“After ten minutes past, I didn’t
look anymore because they gave me a
12 minute head start and after the first
lap, I knew they couldn’t catch me,” he
said. “The skipper sailed a smart race.”

The New Couregous came the clos-
est to catching the Lady Nathalie, fol-
lowed by the Red Stripe.

A jubilant Rolle said he had a little
scare at the beginning, but once he
settled his crew down, they were able

to sail without any further problems.

“We beat the nearest boat behind us
by five minutes. There was no advan-
tage because we did the calculation
on time,” he stressed. “The rest of
them, we put time on them.”

Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna
Nicola were among the other boats
that made up the fleet.

It was the second victory for the
year for the Lady in Red after she took

the All-For-One Regatta in the B
Class in January to officially kick off
the new season on the right sail.
There was also a C Class series that
took place on Saturday and Sunday.
The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip-
pered by Rolle, won the first race. But
the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin-
cent Wright, came back to win the
final two races to clinch the series.
Among the other boats that com-





VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony

peted in the eight-boat fleet were
Jacob’s Ladder, Queen Brigita and
Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was
quite impressed with the way the
entire weekend activities came togeth-
er this year and he thanked the spon-
sors who all helped to make it possible.

They included legendary sailor Sir
Durward ‘Sea Wolf’? Knowles, Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment
Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation, Double D’s Restaurant,
Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Compa-
ny, Hanna’s Hardware, Floyd’s Cafe
and Williams Drugs.





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Baillou keep atop standings with
a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC









By RENALDO DORSETT ABOVE
Sports Reporter UNDER
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net PRESSURE:
For the second time in as many contests Baillou player
one of the BRFU top contenders for the cee
2011 season again fell at the hands of a Meet
perennial powerhouse in a nailbiting con-
test.
Baillou maintained their position atop the
league standings with a 13-12 win over Buc- LEFT
caneers RC in the feature match on the
pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. ON THE
The Buccaneers reached the scoreboard CHARGE:
first with a short yardage try midway A Baillou
through the first half, but failed to convert tries to brush
the kick for an early 5-0 lead. off a tackle.
Protecting an early, the Buccaneers
squandered several scoring opportunities to
pad their advantage.
On successive possessions, the Buccaneers
reached scoring position but failed to cross
the try line on several attempts.
A five meter scrum on both occurrences BELOW
helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and
kept them within a single possession. SCRAMBLING:
With just under two minutes left to play in Baillou and
the opening half, Baillou reached the score- Buccaneers
board for the first time with their only try of battle for the
the match ball.

A successful conversion gave them a 7-5
lead headed into the half.

Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of
goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half.

Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke
through for a late try, however, even with
the successful conversion, they remained
out of reach as time expired.

Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the
top of the League, who scored a win earlier
in the afternoon over the Potcakes.

The Buccaneers were looking to rebound
from a last minute defeat at the hands of
Baillou and solidify their position as a top
contender by defeating the top two teams in
the standings and handing Baillou their first
defeat of the year.

Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated
the defending National Champions, Cuck-
0os, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since
dropped a pair of matches to Baillou.

In international play, the BRFU will field
a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby
tournament.

The Bahamas will enter a select team in
Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida February 25-27.

In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first
time in many years the Bahamas will be
entered into the Premiership

Division with United States Superleague
Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue.

Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be
used as an integral part of the National
team's preparation for the Caribbean
Championships which will commence on
April 30th in Bermuda.





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Baillou keep atop standings with
a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC









By RENALDO DORSETT ABOVE
Sports Reporter UNDER
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net PRESSURE:
For the second time in as many contests Baillou player
one of the BRFU top contenders for the cee
2011 season again fell at the hands of a Meet
perennial powerhouse in a nailbiting con-
test.
Baillou maintained their position atop the
league standings with a 13-12 win over Buc- LEFT
caneers RC in the feature match on the
pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. ON THE
The Buccaneers reached the scoreboard CHARGE:
first with a short yardage try midway A Baillou
through the first half, but failed to convert tries to brush
the kick for an early 5-0 lead. off a tackle.
Protecting an early, the Buccaneers
squandered several scoring opportunities to
pad their advantage.
On successive possessions, the Buccaneers
reached scoring position but failed to cross
the try line on several attempts.
A five meter scrum on both occurrences BELOW
helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and
kept them within a single possession. SCRAMBLING:
With just under two minutes left to play in Baillou and
the opening half, Baillou reached the score- Buccaneers
board for the first time with their only try of battle for the
the match ball.

A successful conversion gave them a 7-5
lead headed into the half.

Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of
goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half.

Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke
through for a late try, however, even with
the successful conversion, they remained
out of reach as time expired.

Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the
top of the League, who scored a win earlier
in the afternoon over the Potcakes.

The Buccaneers were looking to rebound
from a last minute defeat at the hands of
Baillou and solidify their position as a top
contender by defeating the top two teams in
the standings and handing Baillou their first
defeat of the year.

Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated
the defending National Champions, Cuck-
0os, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since
dropped a pair of matches to Baillou.

In international play, the BRFU will field
a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby
tournament.

The Bahamas will enter a select team in
Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida February 25-27.

In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first
time in many years the Bahamas will be
entered into the Premiership

Division with United States Superleague
Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue.

Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be
used as an integral part of the National
team's preparation for the Caribbean
Championships which will commence on
April 30th in Bermuda.





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(Cy SOCCER

Dragons lack fire in tie with Cavaliers

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

Missed opportunities haunted
last year's BFA Senior League
runners-up as they played them-
selves out of a win and into the
first draw across the league this
season.

The Lyford Cay Dragons played
to a nil-nil tie with the Cavaliers
FC in the opening game of a dou-
ble header at the Roscow Davies

SCENES TTOM

Soccer Field yesterday afternoon.

Patrick End missed pair of
penalty kicks and Mark Emy failed
to convert a breakaway on through
ball to squander the best scoring
opportunities for the Dragons dur-
ing the match.

After a nearly eventless first half,
the shorthanded Dragons came
out of the intermission shorthand-
ed but offensive minded.

They controlled the ball early
on and got their first shot on goal
just two minutes into the second

ae as it

period when a header by Ulrich
Wolf sailed just left of the goal-
post.

Missed

Minutes later, End missed the
first penalty kick which sailed high
and to the right.

With momentum in their favor
the Cavaliers had their best oppor-
tunity to score in the half when
Derek Dean came free on a break-
away but was unable to beat the

Dragons' goalkeeper in the 71st
minute.

With the Dragons on the attack
again in the 84th minute, End
came up for his second penalty
kick of the game.

This time the ball would hit the
crossbar and his following header
also veered far to the right.

With time running out for both
teams, Wolf led a breakaway for
the Dragons and delivered a
through ball to Emy but his shot
would miss at the 89th minute as



time expired on both teams for the
tie.

The Dragons fell to one win, one
draw and no losses while the Cav-
aliers now have one draw and one
loss.

Dynamos leads the league with
six total points at 2-1, while the
league's highest scoring team with
nine goals, United FC stand 1-1.

Next week the Cavaliers will
face the Bears at in the opening
match at 2pm, while Dynamos will
face the Baha Juniors at 4pm.



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Semi-final
heartache for
Knowles and

Mertinak

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MARK Knowles and Michal
Mertinak came close to playing for
their first men’s doubles title since
their partnership started this year
at the Sap Open in San Jose, Cali-
fornia.

As the number one seeded team,
the Bahamian-Solvenia partner-
ship fell short when they were
ousted in the semifinal on Saturday
in set scores of 4-6, 7-4 and 10-4 by
the unseeded team of Alejandro
Falla and Xavier Malisse.

“It was a very disappointing
loss,” said Knowles when contact-
ed yesterday. “We actually played
avery good match. It was probably
one of our better matches.

“We sort of dominated the first
set and we had break point early in
the second and then we had break
point again late in the second, serv-
ing for the match, but just didn’t
convert.

“In this format, if you don’t get
the break points, it swings pretty
quickly. We played a better super
tie-breaker. That was what to came
down to. We didn’t win any of the

day.

matched against the Israel team of
Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram
in the first round. Their match
could be played as early as Tues-

SPORTS

MICHAL MERTINAK

Tough

no ad points and they won the
super breaker.”

As the better team in the tour-
nament, Knowles said it was quite
disappointing because they didn’t
get to pull off the victory and
advance to yesterday’s final.

The duo, however, have
improved on their showing in the
first two tournaments of the year
when they got eliminated in the
second round in Australia last

“It’s a very tough match right
away, a very tough test,” Knowles
pointed out. “We just have to kind
of bounce back and build on the
good stuff that we did in San Jose.”

If they are successful and they
get all the way to the semifinal,
Knowles
could possi-
bly face his
former long-
time partner

3

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nament to win it. So it’s tough to Max Mirnyi. ENMET 9 GI LIS
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ture, we played well. We just have the top
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Knowles and Mertinak willleave H 0 ria
today for Memphis, Tennessee Tecau.
where they will play in the Regions Once the

tournament

Morgan Keegan Championships.
But it won’t be any easier.

They are seeded at number
three in the field of 16 and are

is finished, Knowles and Mertinak
are planning on traveling to Dubai
to play in the Dubai Duty Free

DISAPPOINTING LOSS: Mark Knowles.

Tennis Championships that will
take place start on February 21.
After a week’s break, they will
return to the United States to play

in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian
Wells, California, the first Masters
Series for the year. However,
Knowles will skip the Sony Erics-






son Open in Miami, Florida, start-
ing on March 23 as his wife, Dawn,
is due to expand their family with
their third child around that time.

Delaney finishes second in men’s triple jump

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

LAMAR Delaney posted the best per-
formance in leading the Bahamian contin-
gent of Bahamian track and field athletes in
action on the collegiate scene over the week-
end.

Competing at Texas A&M Conference
Challenge at the Gilliam Indoor Track Sta-
dium in College Station, Texas for the Uni-
versity of Houston, the senior finished sec-
ond in the men’s triple jump.

He had a leap of 15.63 metres or 51-feet,
3-inches to end up behind Chris Carter,
another senior form Houston, with the win-
ning leap of 15.77m or 51-9.

Also at that meet, Demetrius Pinder took
fourth place in the men’s 400 metres in a
time of 47.74 seconds. The event was won by
Bryan Miller and followed by Tabarie Hen-
ry, two Texas A&M senior team-mates of
Pinder in 46.48 and 46.58 respectively.

Kevin Furlough, a junior at the Universi-
ty of Houston, broke up a sweep of Texas
A&M by taking third place in 46.69.

However, Pinder ran the second leg for

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Texas A&M as he joined Tran Howell, Hen-
ry and Miller to win the men’s 1600 relay in
3:05.48 over Baylor, who did 3:05.92.

The bulk of the Bahamian athletes com-
peted at the Tyson Invitational at the Ran-
dal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville,
Arkansas.

The best performances in this meet also
came on the field as Bianca Stuart, compet-
ing unattached, soared 6.44m or 21-1 1/2 for
third place in the women’s invitational long
jump.

Marshwevet Myers, competing for Adi-
das, won the event with a leap of 6.83m or
22-5 and Brittney Reese, unattached, was
second with 6.64m or 21-9 1/2.

Sophomore

J’Vente Deveaux, a sophomore at Allen
County Community College, was fourth in
the men’s invitational triple jump with a
leap of 16.9m or 53-1 1/2.

Another Bahamian, Cameron Parker, a
junior at Texas Christian University, came
eighth with 15.64m or 51-3 3/4. Parker was
also 22nd in the men’s collegiate long jump
with a distance of 6.83m or 22-5.

Will Claye, a junior at the University of
Florida, posted the winning lap of 17.02m or
55-10 1/4.

Also on the field, Raymond Higgs had
double duties. The freshman from the Uni-
versity of Arkansas, got seventh in the men’s
long jump invitational with a leap of 7.77m
or 25-6.

Zedric Thomas, a senior at Louisiana
State University, won the event with 8.08m
or 26-6 3/4.

And Higgs also competed in his specialty
in the men’s high jump invitational where he
was 13th with a height of 2.10m or 6-10 3/4.
Erik Kynard, a sophomore at Kansas State,
won with 2.33m or 7-7 3/4.

On the track, Auburn University’s Sheni-
qua ‘Q’ Smith and Nivea Smith led the way.

Competing in the preliminary round of
the women’s 60 metres, Ferguson clocked
7.31 seconds for 10th place just ahead of
Lauryn Williams, representing Saucony, in
7.32 as they went to the final. Smith did 7.62
for 49th over and V’Alonee Robinson was
70th overall in 7.81, but they both didn’t
advance.

In the final, Ferguson ended up 19th over-
all in 7.47. Jessica Young, a senior at TCU,
won in 7.18, followed by Shalonda Solomon,

representing Reebok, in 7.23. Williams got
third in 7.24.

The women’s 200 saw Smith finished sixth
in 23.49 with Ferguson eighth in 23.53 and
Michelle Cumberbatch, a sophomore at Lin-
coln, got 85th overall in 25.53.

Cumberbatch also contested the women’s
400 where she ended up 54th overall in 57.25
in the preliminaries.

Three Bahamians also hooked up in the
women’s 60 hurdles. But only Tia Thompson
and Ivanique Kemp got into the semifinal
before they were eliminated.

In the prelim’s, Kemp, a sophomore at
the University of Arkansas, was 16th in 8.55,
while Thompson, competing unattached,
was 19th in 8.61 and Robinson finished 44th
in 9.16.

The semifinal saw Thompson improve her
position and time to 13th in 8.47, but Kemp
dropped to 18th in 8.51. Jackie Coward, a
junior at the University of Central Florida,
had the fastest qualifying time of 8.08.

And in the women’s 1600 relay, Shelleye-
ka Rolle, a junior, ran the third leg on LSU’s
winning team that clocked 3:34.54.





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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

HEN the Amateur Boxing Federation
of the Bahamas’ six-member team |
return from the Cayman Islands on J

Tuesday, they will be bringing back
two victories under their belt.

The team competed in the Bahamas versus Cayman
Islands Invitational over the weekend where Alexis
Roberts and Richard Charlton were both successful in
their matches.

Roberts, competing in the welterweight, won by a RSC |

(referee stop contest) over Boyd Edwar from the Cayman
Islands. Charlton pulled off a decision on points over
Deigo Rodriquez.

The others representing the Bahamas were Lester
Brown, who lost on points to Tafare Ebanks; Colin John-
son lost to Kendal Ebanks; Ometrie Ferguson lost to
Jason Parchment and David Martin lost to Darrel
Ebanks.

The team was coached was Nathan Davis from Grand
Bahama, assisted by Harold Seymour from Inagua. Ter-
ry Goldsmith, also from Grand Bahama, was the team
manager.

National coach Andre Seymour said the team was a
young one and it was the first time for the majority of the
competitors competing on the international scene.

“Alexis fought internationally before, but he’s just on
his way back,” Seymour said. “It’s a fairly young team, so
we just wanted them to get their feet wet.”

On Friday, Seymour will take six boxers to compete at
the COPA Tournament in the Dominican Republic. The
boxers are currently training at the National Boxing
Center in a mini camp.

BOXING CLEVER: RASHAD Williams hits the boxing bag.

“The other thing we are looking for are gold medals,”
Seymour projected. “Everybody is working very hard.
Valentino (Knowles) is in town (from Cuba) and he’s
looking very good and healthy.

Debut

“He’s in good shape and we expect the same from
Carl (Hield) when he come home (from Cuba) today.
Godfrey (Strachan), Ronald Woodside and Rashad
Williams are making their debut on the senior interna-
tional scene.”

MB JHE PAN AMERICAN CARIBBEAN BOXING ORGANIZATION

Honour for Sherman ‘the Tank’ Williams



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PRESENTATION: Fred Sturrup makes a plaque presentation to Kimberly Williams.



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~~ BOXING

Despite making their debut, Seymour said he’s confi-
dent that with the experience that Commonwealth Games
bronze medalists Knowles and Hield will take with them,
they should be able to pull the others through.

“We’re looking for good things from our boxers in
this tournament,” Seymour said.

“TI expect the competition to be very stiff because a
number of countries of using this as a qualifier for the Pan
American qualifier next month.

“So [I’m looking for teams like Brazil, Cuba and
Venezuela to all come with some big teams.

“But whoever comes, I’m looking for some great things
from our team.”





ACCEPTANCE: Sherman Williams accepts his plaque from Fred Sturrup.

DESPITE the inclement weath-
er, the Pan American Caribbean
Boxing Organization was still able
to honour Sherman ‘the Tank’
Williams over the weekend.

Rain washed out the PACBO
Valentine event that was was on
Saturday night at the Nassau Sta-
dium that was designed to honour
Williams during the amateur box-
ing show.

But PABCO’s president Fred
Sturrup said they were still able to

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make Williams and his wife, Kim-
berly, feel honoured and appreci-
ated.

“On Friday evening past, I
arranged with Breezes through
their executive Hedda Smith to
host Sherman and wife Kimberley
to dinner,” Sturrup said.

“Sharing the evening with the
couple and I were Ministry of
Tourism Sports Director Tyrone
Sawyer and PACBO Northern
Bahamas Director Kevin Johnson.

Sawyer organised interviews with
the Ministry’s Tourism Today
team.”

On Sunday prior to their depar-
ture, Sturrup said he was able to
present Williams with a special
plaque from PACBO saluting his
great work in the boxing ring and
otherwise as a big contributor to
the development of the sport of
boxing in the Pan American
Caribbean region.

Williams expressed his thanks

to PACBO and pledged to contin-
ue giving his very best in the ring
to show the world the “ability of a
Bahamian and a Caribbean prod-
uct.”

He said he was “very happy that
the Ministry of Tourism and
Breezes worked along with
PACBO to host me and my wife.”

Sturrup said athough the show
was called off it was a pleasure
tobe responsible for the visit of the
Willams.

“The weather did not favour
us for the Valentine show but all
within the PACBO organization
are proud to be associated with
saluting Wlliams who enhanced
the image of his country in sports
and tourism during the fight that
wasseen al over the world,” Stur-
rup said.

Sturrup also presented a plaque
to Kimberly Williams for her work
in boxing behind the scene.





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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Rondo's

triple-double helps

the Celtics top Heat 85-82



JIMMY GOLEN,
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON

LeBron James and the Miami Heat
couldn't win in Boston in the regular
season. And now they might have to
do it in the playoffs.

Rajon Rondo had a triple-double,
and James missed a crucial free throw
with 12.5 seconds left in the Celtics’ 85-
82 victory over Miami on Sunday.
Boston improved to 3-0 against the
Heat this season, taking back the top
spot in the East and clinching the
potential tiebreaker for home-court
advantage in the playoffs.

The teams will play again in Miami
on April 10.

"They are the defending Eastern
Conference champions. You have to
go through them, and they ain't going
to make it easy," Heat coach Erik
Spoelstra said. "We understand that
this isn't going to be an easy ride for
us, and that's where we're at our best."

The Heat eliminated most of a 13-
point fourth-quarter deficit and trailed
83-81 with 19 seconds left when they
brought the ball in from a timeout and
got it to James at the top of the key.
He drove on Paul Pierce and drew the
foul but missed the first shot, then
made the second.

On the ensuing inbound pass, James
went into the stands for the ball but
merely knocked it to Ray Allen; the
Celtics got the ball downcourt to Glen
"Big Baby" Davis, who was fouled.
Davis hit both foul shots with 6.3 sec-

"They're going to be a different
team in March and April, the more
important months, when we'll proba-
bly have to see them again," said Paul
Pierce, who was 0-for-10 from the floor
and scored just one point. "It gives us
the series in case something happens
with a tiebreaker.”

The Celtics have won 12 of the last
13 games against Miami, including a 4-
1 series victory in the first round of
last year's playoffs; they then knocked
James and the Cleveland Cavaliers
out in the next round. James fled to
Miami to join Chris Bosh and Dwyane
Wade, but the Heat still haven't been
able to beat Boston.

"This is classic, typical bigger broth-

rs," Wade said. "You've got to get
over the hump. We're getting closer
and closer, but we're not there yet. It
can happen at any time. It can hap-
pen in the playoffs."

Bosh scored 24 with 10 rebounds
and James had 22 points for Miami,
which had won eight in a row.

Kevin Garnett scored 19 with seven
rebounds and Kendrick Perkins had
a season-high 15 points for Boston,
which snapped a two-game losing
streak. Rondo had 11 points, 10 assists
and 10 rebounds while bothering
James enough to force him into four
first-half turnovers.

"T thought Rondo just willed us the
game," coach Doc Rivers said. "Ron-
do just took it upon himself that who-
ever was bringing the ball up he was
going to guard and harass. And I
thought that changed the game for

and would have an MRI on his left
foot Monday.

Miami took a 43-39 lead into half-
time, but Boston scored 12 of the first
13 points in the third quarter and
opened a seven-point lead on Allen's
3-pointer with 8:31 left. After Wade
drove for a layup, Allen hit a 15-foot-
er and Wade was called for a flagrant
foul for elbowing Garnett while fight-
ing for position.

While the referees discussed it, the
Heat gathered on the court and Ron-
do lingered outside their huddle until
James pushed him away. Allen inter-
vened to pull Rondo away.

Garnett made both free throws, giv-
ing the Celtics a 59-46 lead. In all,
Boston outscored the Heat 20-3 in the
first 5:17 of the third quarter, hitting its
first seven shots.

"We definitely dug ourselves a
hole," James said. "We can't expect
to come into Boston and turn the ball
over 12 times in the first half. We also
can't afford to come in in the third
quarter and not have our motor going
and let them go on a 20-3 run to start
the quarter. I feel 10 times out of 10
you're going to lose those games."

NOTES: Davis could only chuckle
after taking the ball on the breakaway
but leaving his dunk on the front of the
rim. He then turned around and ran
over Bosh for a foul. ... Allen was pre-
sented with the game ball from Thurs-
day night, when he set the NBA's
career 3-point record. Allen had two
more 3s on Sunday to give him 2,564 in
his career, four more than Reggie

— (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) onds to go, and Mike Miller missed a __ us." Miller. ... Pierce was 0-for-5 from 3-
LOSING CONTROL: Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, loses control of the ball 3-point attempt in the final seconds Pierce had his lowest scoring total point range. He made one of two free
under defensive pressure from Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, left, during the that would have sent the game toover- since 1999. He said afterward he was __ throws. ... Boston has not lost three
first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. time. bothered by hand and foot injuries — straight games all season.

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BOLTON, England

Daniel Sturridge kept up his
impressive scoring record for
Bolton to inspire a 2-0 win over
relegation-threatened Everton
in the Premier League on Sun-
day.

The England under-21 for-
ward scored for the third
straight match since joining on
loan from Chelsea on transfer
deadline day, smashing home
a swerving finish in the 67th
minute to seal Bolton's victory.

Sturridge, who was one of
English football's great hopes
when he came through the
ranks at Manchester City,
rarely featured at Chelsea fol-
lowing his move to Stamford
Bridge in 2009. But he is flour-
ishing now he is getting regular
starts at Bolton.

"I'm just delighted to be
playing first-team football," he
said. "The manager has instilled
a lot of confidence in me, told
me to go out and play my nor-
mal game. I'm enjoying it."

Gary Cahill put the hosts
ahead in the 10th minute, his
header from an inswinging free
kick by Stuart Holden deflect-
ing into the net off the unfor-
tunate Everton defender John
Heitinga. Everton struggled to
create many clear-cut chances
and remain 13th in the stand-
ings, three points off the bot-
tom three.

"It's probably the poorest
performance I have seen from
us for a long time,” said Ever-
ton manager David Moyes,
who acknowledged his team is
embroiled in a relegation battle
with 12 games remaining.

"Overall I never thought we
were at the races.”

Bolton is now a point behind
seventh-place Sunderland.

Threat

Cahill had already shown he
was a threat at set-pieces by
heading wide at the far post
early on following Matt Tay-
lor's deep corner.

But Everton didn't learn the
lesson and, minutes later, the
England center back found
space in the area to meet Hold-
en's free kick with a header that
deflected off the static Heitinga
and into the net past wrong-
footed goalkeeper Tom
Howard.

Australia midfielder Tim
Cahill was Everton's most dan-
gerous player at the other end,
shooting wide in the 17th
before firing straight at goal-
keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from
the edge of the area just before
halftime.

Everton dominated posses-
sion at the start of the second
half but failed to seriously trou-
ble Jaaskelainen. The conces-
sion of a second goal then killed
off any realistic hopes of a
comeback.

A long ball hoisted forward

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Bolton beat Everton
2-0 in Premier League

Mi Rooney overhead kick seals Man United derby win Ml Arsenal keep title challenge alive



(AP Photo/Jon Super)

AERIAL BATTLE: Bolton's Johan Elmander, right, jumps for the ball against Everton's Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during their English Premier League
soccer match at The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011.

by the Bolton defense ended
with Lee nodding a header
down to Sturridge, who was
running in from the right. The
forward's finish was unerring
as it fizzed past Howard from
10 yards.

Sturridge also scored the win-
ner against Wolverhampton on
his Bolton debut on Feb. 2, and
again at Tottenham last week-
end.

Holden had a goal disallowed
in the 79th when the ball was
harshly adjudged to be out of
play as Sturridge backheeled to
the United States midfielder.
Sturridge then curled just wide
from long range as Bolton
threatened to score a third.

On Saturday, Wayne
Rooney's perfectly executed
overhead kick gave Manchester
United a 2-1 derby victory over
Manchester City on Saturday,
putting the leaders four points
clear of Arsenal.

Spotting Nani's cross float-
ing into the penalty area with
his back to goal, Rooney leapt
between two defenders and
connected with a right-footed
strike that flew past goalkeeper
Joe Hart in the 78th minute.

"T was just trying to keep my
eye on the ball and to get a
good connection,” Rooney said.
"Luckily it went into the top
corner.”

The goal capped United's
immediate response to last
weekend's first loss of the
league season at Wolverhamp-
ton Wanderers, who lost 2-0
Saturday at second-place Arse-
nal.

City is four points adrift of
Arsenal and eight behind Unit-
ed as manager Roberto Manci-

ni struggles to turn the league's
most expensive squad into
league champions.

"It is a significant result and
almost certainly rules City out
of the title race unless a disaster
happens,” Rooney said.

Dimitar Berbatov, United's
leading scorer, didn't appear
until the 67th when the score
was 1-1.

Nani had put United in front
in the 40th by controlling Ryan
Giggs' first-time pass before
rolling the ball past Hart.

City equalized in the 64th
when Shaun Wright-Phillips
crossed for Edin Dzeko, whose
shot went in off David Silva's

Manchester United
Arsenal
Manchester City
Tottenham
Chelsea

Liverpool
Sunderland

Bolton 27

Stoke 26
Newcastle
Blackburn

Fulham 26
Everton26
Birmingham

Aston Villa
Blackpool

West Bromwich Albion
Wigan

West Ham
Wolverhampton

Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff

Norwich
Nottingham Forest
Swansea

Leeds
Leicester
Burnley
Millwall

Hull

Watford
Reading
Barnsley
Coventry
Ipswich
Doncaster
Derby
Portsmouth
Bristol City
Middlesbrough
Crystal Palace
Sheffield United
Scunthorpe
Preston

(AP Photo/Jon Super)
CELEBRATION: Bolton's Gary Cahill, centre, celebrates after scoring
against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at
The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011.

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Celtic
Rangers
Hearts
Kilmarnock
Inverness
Dundee United
St. Johnstone
Motherwell
Aberdeen
Hibernian

St Mirren
Hamilton

back. Wolverhampton's loss
sent it back to the bottom of
the standings in place of West
Ham, which rallied from 3-0
down to draw 3-3 at West
Bromwich, which is only out of
the drop zone on goal differ-
ence.

Wigan is the third team in
the relegation zone despite
putting the brakes on Liver-
pool's recent revival with a 1-1
draw at Anfield.

Blackpool is two points
above the bottom three after
ending a five-match losing run
by drawing 1-1 with Aston Vil-
la, which is just a point and a
place further ahead.

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coach Bob Bradley, entered in
the 73rd minute for Villa in
place of goal scorer Gabriel
Agbonlahor.

Birmingham joined Villa on
30 points after beating Stoke 1-
0. In the race for the fourth
Champions League spot, Tot-
tenham rallied to beat Sunder-
land 2-1 and provisionally dis-
lodge Chelsea from fourth
place ahead of the champions’
match at Fulham on Monday.

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the standings, Newcastle and
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PREMIER LEAGUE

Bolton 2, Everton 0

League Championship

QPR 1, Nottingham Forest 1

SCOTLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Dundee United 1,
SATURDAY

ENGLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Celtic 3

Wolves 0
Stoke 0
Newcastle 0
Aston Villa 1
Wigan 1
Man City 1
West Ham 3
Tottenham 2

Arsenal 2
Birmingham 1
Blackburn 0
Blackpool 1
Liverpool 1
Man Utid 2
WBA 3
Sunderland 1

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Barnsley 1
Bristol City 0
Cardiff 1
Coventry 2
Doncaster 0

Hull 1
Middlesbrough 3
Norwich 2
Sheffield United 1
Watford 1

Derby 0

SCOTLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Ipswich 1
Leeds 2
Scunthorpe 0
C. Palace 1
Ptsmouth 2
Preston 0
Swansea 4
Reading 1
Millwall 4
Burnley 3
Leicester 2

Hearts 2
Kilmarnock 1
Motherwell 0
Inverness 3

Hamilton 0
Hibernian 2
Rangers 6

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ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain

Ten-man Real Madrid
moved within five points of
Spanish league leader
Barcelona by beating Espany-
ol 1-0 from Marcelo's first-
half goal on Sunday.

Madrid played a man down
from the second minute at
Cornella-El Prat stadium after
goalkeeper Iker Casillas was
sent off for fouling Jose Calle-
jon in a one-on-one situation
with the goal wide open.

Jose Rondon's injury-time
goal gave Malaga a 2-2 draw
with Getafe in the Spanish
league. Getafe went ahead in
the eighth minute when Mala-
ga goalkeeper Francesc
Arnau diverted the ball into
his own goal from a cross by
Nicolas "Miku" Fedor. Adri-
an Colunga doubled Getafe's
lead in the 24th minute. Bap-
tista grabbed one back for
Malaga from the penalty spot
in the 80th after Ivan Mar-
cano had handled in the area,
and Rondon split the points
with a goal in the fifth minute
of injury time. The draw left
Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga in
last place and winless in six
games.

Former France striker
David Trezeguet scored Her-
cules’ 89th-minute winner in a
2-1 come-from-behind victory
over Zaragoza.

Levante beat Almeria 1-0
on a goal by Ecuador striker
Felipe Caicedo, and Raul
Tamudo gave Real Sociedad a
1-0 win over Osasuna.

Later, second-place Real
Madrid visits Espanyol look-
ing to reduce Barcelona's
eight-point lead, and Villar-
real tries to reclaim third
place in its trip to Deportivo
La Coruna. Athletic Bilbao is
at Mallorca on Monday.
Barcelona had a 1-1 draw at
Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

MILAN (AP) — Lazio
stayed in contention for a
Champions League place with
a 2-0 win at Brescia on Sun-
day. Alvaro Gonzalez scored
an early goal in the 17th and
Libor Kozak added another in
the 58th to earn the Rome
team a comfortable win that
puts it seven points behind
league leader AC Milan,
which beat Parma 4-0 on Sat-
urday. "We haven't had a par-
ticularly good time recently,”
Lazio coach Edy Reja said.
"We haven't won away for
quite some time, but we had a
good game today.”

Fiorentina twice came from
behind to earn its first away
win in over a year with a 4-2
victory at Palermo. Also Sun-
day, it was: Bari 0, Genoa 0;
Cagliari 4, Chievo Verona 1;
Catania 3, Lecce 2; Cesena 0,
Udinese 3; and Sampdoria 3,
Bologna 1.Defending champi-
on Inter Milan hosts Juventus
later Sunday. Elsewhere on
Saturday, second-place Napoli
won 2-0 at Roma.

BERLIN (AP) — Lukas
Podolski and Milivoje
Novakovic each scored twice
as Cologne beat Mainz 4-2 in
the Bundesliga on Sunday.





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Volume: 107 No.69

Row centres
on industrial
agreement

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tripunemedia.net

THE executive manage-
ment at the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC)
have two more days to com-
ply before managerial staff
move ahead with plans for a
Wednesday strike vote.

The Bahamas Electrical
Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) filed a strike
request with the Ministry of
Labour last Thursday,
according to union president
Ervin Dean.

Approval for the vote is
expected to come forward
today, which will make way
for the already scheduled
strike vote.

“The executive manage-
ment have failed to comply
with the industrial agree-
ment (IA). We have been
asking for them to comply
and conform for the past
four years. Because they
refuse to do that it has
resulted in management and
line staff getting sick,” said
Mr Dean.

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POLICE OFFICER SHOT WITH OWN GUN

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A POLICE officer was shot in the buttocks with his own
weapon during a scuffle outside a nightclub in Cat Island.
The shooting, which occurred early Saturday morning in

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By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE involvement of Bahamians in the
growth and development of Haitian shanty
towns is “always the story that is not print-
ed”, said Brensil Rolle, Garden Hills Member
of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Housing.

In many cases, Bahamians are facilitators,
said Mr Rolle, who confirmed he was aware of
cases where Bahamians collect money for rent

or lease on the “squatter” land.

Residents of Bois Pen, the Haitian village off
Joe Farrington Road, said there are at least
two Bahamian landowners who manage land
in the village. One is said to collect $10-15
rent on a weekly basis from residents.

In a Haitian village in the south of New
Providence, there is currently a dispute
between a man who claims to be the landown-
er and the government. The owner is charging
$500 for Haitian residents to lease a parcel of

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POLICE are searching for the moth-
er of a baby girl who was abandoned in
an empty building over the weekend.

It is understood a passer-by heard the
infant’s cries and alerted police.

Officers found the newborn child
clinging to life in the cold temperatures
and rushed her to hospital.

The discovery was made about 6am
on Saturday at Bayshore Road, in Han-
na Hill, Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama.

Police said there was sufficient evi-
dence at the scene that indicated the
mother had just given birth to the infant.

Officers appealed for her to come for-
ward as she may be in need of medical

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DR DUANE SANDS
IS APPOINTED
TO THE SENATE

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

DR DUANE Sands was
announced yesterday as the
newest appointment by the gov-
ernment to the Senate, replac-
ing the former
Senator and
Vice President
Johnley Fergu-
son whose res-
ignation comes
into effect
today.

According
to a statement
issued from

the Cabinet APPOINTMENT:
office yester- Dr Duane Sands

day, Mr Fergu-

son, a former Family Island
Administrator, will take a post
as a consultant in the Depart-

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PLP HITS OUT AT
APPOINTMENT

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



DR Duane Sands’ appoint-
ment to the Senate was criti-
cised yesterday as a stunt to
give the former candidate a
larger speaking platform on
which to raise his public pro-
file ahead of the next general
election.

Speaking with The Tribune
moments after his former rival
was named to the Senate, the
PLP’s MP for Elizabeth Ryan
Pinder said he’s not entirely
certain either if Dr Sands’
appointment, which comes
within a week of the one-year
anniversary of his victory in the
by-election in 2010, is a “coin-
cidence.”

“But this is ultimately the
decision of the Prime Minister
to appointment Dr Duane
Sands as a Senator, and it has
no bearing on the representa-

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car and began stabbing her
about the body.

At the scene, police said
the attack may have been
fatal had officers on patrol
in the area not intervened.

A 25-year-old Rock
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custody.

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gency medical services.

In other crime-related mat-
ters, police are searching for
two thugs who robbed a
woman in front of her home
at Springfield Road, off Fox
Hill Road.

It was reported that the
men - one of whom was
armed with a handgun - were
wearing dark hooded jack-
ets and pants when they
approached the victim. The
robbers ran off with a cell
phone, cash and other per-
sonal items.

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IN honour of the passing of
Bishop Michael Eldon, the
Anglican Diocese will be
holding a memorial mass at
St George’s Church on Mon-
trose Avenue at 6pm.

Viewing of the body will be
held at St George’s from
10am today until 5pm.

An all-night vigil is also
scheduled at Christ Church
Cathedral from 9pm today
through to 8am tomorrow.
Masses will be said on the
hour. Viewing of the body will
be permitted throughout the
vigil.

Tomorrow, a Pontifical con-
celebrated High Mass of

Thanksgiving for the life,
work, and ministry of Bishop
Eldon will be held a Christ
Church Cathedral, on George
Street at 11am. The chief cel-
ebrant will be the Archbishop
of the West Indies Rev John
Holder.

All Anglicans are encour-
aged to attend as there will
be some seating inside the
cathedral and additional seat-
ing offered under tents out-
side.

A large funeral procession
will be held immediately fol-
lowing the service led by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
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but in the hearts of all of those who knew her. As a

company, we wish to extend our sincere condolences

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Cheryl has been apart of the Scotiabank family

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Clergy, Altar Servers, ACW,
ACM, Youth, Anglican
Schools and the general mem-
bership.

The procession will go on
Bay Street, to Parliament
Street, Shirley Street, Princess
Street.

West Hill Street, on to
Delancy Street (past Bishop
Eldon’s home), then on to
Nassau Street to St Mary’s
Church.

Bishop Eldon will be cre-
mated and his ashes will be
placed privately in the family
plot at St Mary’s on Wednes-
day.



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LOCAL NEWS



FNM: support
for BTC sale
is growing

AS THE controversy sur-
rounding the sale of 51 per
cent of the Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany continues, the FNM
issued a statement yester-
day suggesting the majority
of Bahamians were in sup-
port of the government’s
decision to sell the majority
of its shares to Cable and
Wireless.

According to the press
release, the party said sup-
port of the sale continues
to grow as two independent






“The majority of individual
consumers and business people
appear enthusiastic about finalising
the agreement to create a new BIC
suited to the 21st century.”

surveys conducted over the
past two weeks demon-
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vador, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Dr. Rafael Fontirroche
Cruz arrived Saturday,
under a policy that
allows Cuban medical
personnel to come to the
United States.

He defected in October
from a Cuban medical
brigade assigned to work
in Nicaragua, and even-
tually made his way to El
Salvador.

He was jailed there for
violating immigration
laws.

His aunt in Miami
sought help from Sen.
Marco Rubio, who got
various federal agencies
and international
embassies involved.

Defectors are at risk
for political persecution
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suggests there is support for the sale
| by younger Bahamians who see ben-
efits including more choices, cheap-
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FNM statement

“An earlier poll conduct-
ed by the advocacy group
Consumer Voices Bahamas
found that 52 per cent of
respondents supported the
Government’s plans, 41 per
cent were opposed and sev-
en per cent were undecid-
ed,” said the statement.

Following a communica-
tion to the House by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
as he tabled a Memoran-
dum of Understanding on
the sale, an online survey
asked whether respondents
supported the PLP’s oppo-
sition to the sale:

The question asked: “Is
the PLP’s decision to vote
against the BTC privatisa-
tion bills a good one?”

“Two thousand, five hun-
dred and thirty one respon-
dents or 56 per cent oppose
the PLP’s decision, 1,526
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in support of privatisation
are in accord with Prime
Minister Ingraham’s com-
mitment to safeguard the
interests of the majority of
Bahamians in the further
liberalisation of the
telecommunication sector.”

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media sites suggests there
is overwhelming support for
the sale by younger
Bahamians who see enor-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let St. Valentine

The Tribune Limited

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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Competition toughened Cable & Wireless

YESTERDAY ’S Gleaner reported that
Cable & Wireless Jamaica, trading as LIME
Jamaica, “continued its financial haemor-
rhaging in the December quarter, posting a
$1.3 billion loss for the three-month period,
nearly triple the $351.4 million of a year ear-
lier.”

Despite this its managers continue to look
on the bright side, insisting that they are on
the verge of turning the company around.

According to The Gleaner, Jamaica LIME
has been in “retreat for the past decade since
it lost its monopoly in Jamaica’s telecom-
munications market.”

“That’s what happens to monopolies,”
said a Bahamian who is close to the situation.
LIME Jamaica was doing the same foolish-
ness as BTC because it felt secure in its
monopoly, he said, then Digicel, an Irish
company with dirt cheap rates, came in and
ran it out of business.

It was this lesson from fierce competi-
tion that forced Cable & Wireless into the
efficient company that it is today with Digi-
cel waiting in the background to meet it
head on in the Bahamas when the flood-
gates are open to competition.

One can now understand why the
Bahamas government has offered and C&W
— having learned from its Jamaican experi-
ence — has accepted the three-year pro-
tection cover from monopolies for BTC’s
cellular service.

If it were not for this three-year period to
build BTC up to meet competitors, the
Bahamas’ telecommunications company
would crumble under the strain. C&W, on
the other hand, although stumbling in
Jamaica is prospering in Barbados and
Trinidad.

But there is no room for hubris. There is
much to be done to get BTC in a position to
meet the competition, and for three years the
BIC staff, who are interested in their com-
pany, will have an opportunity to prove that
they are not among those who deserve to be
made redundant.

In an interview with the Jamaican Observ-
er last year, Digicel CEO Colm Delves, said
that Digicel looked at the Bahamas, but was
not interested in just having a stake in BTC,
and so it decided “to pass on that.”

“What was being offered there was a
stake in the existing operator,” said Mr
Delves. “We think that when liberalization
takes place there, then that will be the appro-
priate time to enter that market.”

So in three years time Digicel and others
might be the wolves at the door. Cable &
Wireless will have to have BTC ready to
meet the challenge and regardless of what
Mr Evans,

Mr Carroll and their unionists claim, they
are babes in the woods, ignorant of the hun-
gry sharks waiting in the world of competi-
tion to devour them and BTC.

Judging from the various polls, street talk
and radio talk shows, the majority of
Bahamians approve the sale of BTC to
C&W.

They want better service, more choice,
cheaper cell phone rates, access to mobile
TV and the ability to phone the Family
Islands as a part of the Bahamas, not as for-
eign islands with overseas charges.

Bahamians are weary of the oft-repeated
fiction that they own BTC. Ownership
implies having some stake in the company.
Although as tax payers they underwrite staff
salaries, they cannot even demand good ser-
vice.

With the sale of BTC Bahamians will
eventually be able to buy shares in the com-
pany and have share certificates to prove
that finally they do own a piece of BTC.

Although Bernard Evans, BCPOU pres-
ident, claims that unionists are against the
sale of BTC, there are unions that have
refused to join in his protest.

Many are particularly upset after his reck-
less threats promising unrest similar to the
violence in the past few weeks in Egypt.

Mr Evans has asked Bahamians to have
patience with BTC because the public’s ser-
vices “will be affected somewhat” because of
the union protest.

Mr Evans seems to forget that Bahamians
have exercised years of patience, grudging-
ly tolerating their high prices and indifferent
service.

Now that Bahamians see a way out anda
deliverer on the horizon, they are ready to
jump ship.

Patience is at an end.



be our model and
inspiration for
life and humanity

EDITOR, The Tribune.

For most people St Valen-
tine’s day is a day of affec-
tions and confections, a day
of kisses, chocolate, and flow-
ers. But just as Christmas is
about more than gifts, so too
does Valentine’s Day have a
deeper meaning.

The true romance of the
celebration begins with the
legend of St Valentine in
roughly 270 A.D.

St Valentine was a holy
priest who was arrested and
imprisoned for marrying
Christian couples and for aid-
ing Christians who were being
persecuted during the reign
of Claudius the Goth
(Claudius IT). He was brought
to prison where he was tor-
tured in an attempt to make

BCPOU membership

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him renounce his Christian
faith. When Valentine instead
tried to convert Claudius, he
was executed outside the
Flaminian Gate on February
14, about the year 270.

One legend says, while
awaiting his execution, cou-
ples for whom he had con-
ducted marriages brought him
flowers and gifts to show their
respect and admiration. This
led to today’s traditions of
presenting your Valentine
with gifts. It is also said that,
while imprisoned, he restored
the sight of his jailer’s blind

daughter and that this miracle
led to his eventual canoniza-
tion. In 496 AD Pope Gela-
sius marked February 14th as
a celebration in honour of his
martyrdom.

The legend of St Valentine
is a tale of true love that tran-
scends mere sentiment. Its
noble purpose should inspire
everyone in this new time of
religious persecution to be
equally vigilant and heroic in
upholding and defending the
traditional definition of mar-
riage presently under assault
from secular humanists. Let
St Valentine be our model
and inspiration for life and
humanity.

PAUL KOKOSKI
Canada,
February 8, 2011.

does not

back Bernard Evans any more

EDITOR, The Tribune.

All is not well in the
BCPOU.

Several key members have
expressed their displeasure of
how their union has been
prostituted.

There has been a sense of
disgust when membership
realised that the PLP had
highjacked their plight. But
since then the spilt in the
union became more evident
when the obvious pressure
was being applied heavier.

We are not happy that our
union has allowed itself to be
used by a political entity.
What is missing is that this
union has people from all
political parties, so how could
the executive allow the PLP
to take complete control of
our efforts? It is the weakness
of the leadership that was
exploited. It is the inexperi-
ence of the leadership that
has magnified the problem.

We noticed that the presi-
dent is adamant to continue
on the same course, knowing
that we all do not support this
and has expressed this to him
on several occasions. We are
also privy to information that
one of the top leaders in
unions in the country advised
Mr Evans not to continue

with this exercise. But it
appears that he must com-
plete whatever he probably
promised to do.

We are embarrassed that
Mr Evans did not read the tea
leaves and see that we’re not
in support of this. The gath-
ering on Bay Street the first
time was mostly people sent
there by the PLP; it was not
our members, so the number
was fictitious.

BCPOU members were
embarrassed for the extreme-
ly poor showing on R M Bai-
ley Park and were not sur-
prised that no one showed up
on Bay Street this week,
because we decided that we
are not going to be pawns in a
PLP game. It is so sad that
we are now on a different
course because we thought
that we had a legitimate gripe.

Mr Evans still has time to
redeem himself for making
such an asinine statement, try-
ing to incite the Bahamian
people.

I know he is not expecting
me and my friends who have
mortgages to go downtown to
assist the PLP in destabilising
this country. It is so unfortu-
nate that greed has blinded
the president and caused
some to act crazy.

As a member of the
BCPOU, I expect Bernard
Evans to apologise to all of
the sensible union members

and Bahamians everywhere
about any attempt to desta-
bilise this country. He and his
family live here, how could
he destroy it? If he was wise,
he would try to solidify his
own position as president,
*cause many behind the
scenes are not comfortable
with his style. It resembles
another former leader we
had, not too long ago, who
had no respect for himself or
his membership. His behav-
iour has already exposed him
otherwise.

Mr Evans does not speak
for all of us. Many of us are
happy and in great anticipa-
tion of being in an environ-
ment where politicians would
not have any say in who gets
hired and who gets promot-
ed. We are happy we do not
have to go to the minister’s
office to meet for our jobs to
be secured, like we did in
2003.

We are happy that we
would be given an opportu-
nity to advance in a company
with far reaching influence.
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The Bahamas Government’s efforts and its support of
the police crime fighting campaign must be commended. The
anklets for accused persons on bail, the increase in equip-
ment for police patrols, the rapid recruitment and training
of new police officers, the 8M$ made available to the police
budget and the recent announcement of the court to hear
gun cases. The latter is most important and if properly
administrated could be a most important weapon in the war
on crime. The court must give priority to the gun cases,
early trials and appropriate sentences of those convicted. It
is an opportunity to get those potential murderers, heartless
hoodlums and terrorists at least for a short period giving
police troops time to concentrate on new suspects and not
be engaging so many repeat offenders daily.

The success of the Court will depend on the strength of the
prosecutor in his efforts to oppose bail and to ensure speedy
trials, the police department’s effort to have witnesses avail-
able for early trials and the magistrate’s full cooperation in
dealing with the potential killers. The Police Staff Associa-
tion must impress upon its members the need for their full
cooperation in attending the court. It must be made clear to
criminals that moving around with a gun in their possession
will not be tolerated.

It is hoped that the private sector, through the Chamber
of Commerce would support the police crime fighting ini-
tiatives by providing funds to reward persons, who give
information that lead to arrests and recovery of guns.
Rewards could be considered for information in cases of
murder.

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LOCAL NEWS

Shane Gibson hits out





PUSHIN’ DA ENVELOPE

By Jamaal Rolle

at ‘shoddy workmanship’
in GB government homes

OPPOSITION spokesman
on Housing and National
Insurance Shane Gibson
drew attention to shoddy
workmanship on government
homes being built in Grand
Bahama yesterday and the
“sizable” sums of money
being spent by the govern-
ment to repair them.

In astatement, Mr Gibson
said he listened with keen
interest as homeowners in
Grand Bahama described in
detail the “horrific experi-
ence they were made to
endure” as a result of shoddy
workmanship in their homes
built since May 2, 2007.

“This is significant,” Mr
Gibson said, “because Ken-
neth Russell and Brensil
Rolle have laid claim to fame
since being appointed Min-
ister and Parliamentary Sec-
retary for housing respec-
tively.

“Despite the taxpayers
being burdened with a senior
and junior Minister and with
both of them in the House of
Assembly vowing never to
allow faulty houses to be
built during their tenure in
office, houses built in Ardas-
tra Gardens incurred exten-
sive repairs in excess of
$50,000 each last year. We
now see this disgraceful and
shameful debacle raising its
ugly head once again, this
time in Grand Bahama, the
so-called FNM country.
Scarce public funds are being
fritted away whilst Russell
and Rolle are asleep at the
wheel,” he said.

Mr Gibson added it was
not enough for Messrs Rus-
sell and Rolle to simply say
that they would repair the
houses as quickly as possible.

“The public will recall that
Russell, Rolle and Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
pounded on their chests and
boastfully proclaimed and
vowed that faulty houses
would never be constructed
under the watch of the FNM.

“To ensure that focused

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attention was brought to the
government’s housing pro-
gramme, the Prime Minister
removed the responsibility
for National Insurance and
Urban Renewal from the
portfolio of Russell and Rolle




so they could concentrate on
Housing, yet the construction
of faulty houses from shoddy
workmanship continues
unabated. I cry shame of
Russell and Rolle who have
brought additional misery to
the lives of struggling
Bahamians. When this hap-
pened under my watch as
Minister, they all blamed me
personally.

“Now that it is happening
under their watch, what do
they do? They blame the
contractors; by the same rule
they applied to me as Minis-
ter they must now with
shame personally accept full
blame.

“This is the type of
hypocrisy this FNM Govern-
ment has become known for,
and I call on the Prime Min-
ister to immediately termi-
nate these two individuals
and appoint a person to over-
see the Housing programme
in the Bahamas.

“Over the ensuing months
I will reveal more evidence
of shoddy work and the con-
struction of faulty housing by
this administration,” Mr Gib-
son vowed.

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Ezekiel 32:1-9

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the first day, the word of the LORD came to
me: “Son of man, take up a lament concern-
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You are like a lion among the nations:you
are like a monster in the seas thrashing
about in your streams, churning the water
with your feet and muddying the streams.
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LOCAL NEWS

Pastor criticises ‘covert participation
Of parents in their children's crimes

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE “covert” participa-
tion of Christian parents in
the criminal activities of
their children is at the

“core of the social malaise”
affecting the Bahamas, said
a senior pastor during a
crime forum.

Bishop Simeon Hall,
senior pastor at New
Covenant Baptist Church,
called on Bahamians, espe-

cially those who populate
churches, “to do what is
right and Christian and not
participate in crime and
illegal activities in any
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laws in all areas of daily life
and living,” he said.

Minister of National
Security Tommy Turn-
quest, who participated in
the panel discussion, said
“something is wrong” when
parents do nothing, having
observed their children
with a $15,000 annual
salary, a $40,000 car in the
front yard, and thousands
of dollars in their pockets.

In his near four years of
service as minister, he said
he know of only one or two
cases of a mother ever turn-
ing her son into the author-
ities.

Bishop Hall issued a call
to Bahamians in an envi-

ronment of anticipation
over planned protest action
against the government’s
sale of BTC to Cable and
Wireless. Unionists have
warned they may turn the
country into a “small
Egypt”.

“We call on all Bahami-
ans to resist any and all
attempts to achieve their
desired goals, however
noble, through illegal and
destructive means,” said
Bishop Hall.

The men spoke ona
range of security related
topics to an audience of
ministers of religion. Bish-
op Hall commended the
government’s efforts to
streamline the prosecution
of gun related crimes with
the designation of a magis-



CRIME CONCERNS:
Bishop Simeon Hall

trate court as a gun court.

“No guns are made any-
where in the Bahamas and
the number of guns which
proliferate our communi-
ties reflects poorly on those
responsible with guarding
our borders; ports of entry
and pleasure boats,” said
Bishop Hall.

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LOCAL NEWS



Commissioner pays tribute to
‘fearless detective’ Basil Dean

POLICE Commissioner
Ellison Greenslade has paid
tribute to retired assistant
commissioner Basil Dean
who died on Friday.

Mr Greenslade described
Mr Dean as a “fearless
detective” who was an inspi-
ration to many young men
and women on the force.

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean leaves a legacy of pro-
ductivity, success, courage,
loyalty, and integrity defined
over many years of commit-
ted and dedicated service to

the people of The
Bahamas,” said Mr
Greenslade.

“He made numerous sac-
rifices in the face of tremen-
dous dangers during a life-
long career in law enforce-
ment in The Bahamas and
he molded the lives of many



Retired police chief who died on
Friday ‘made numerous sacrifices’

young aspiring men and
women in the Force and
provided effective leader-
ship examples for them to
follow.

“Because of his contribu-
tions to succession planning
in the Force, many young
Bahamians have been ele-
vated to lofty heights previ-
ously unknown.

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean was a fearless detec-
tive whose reputation and
tenacity in getting the job
done was well known
throughout The Bahamas.
To his credit is the successful
resolution of many notable
criminal investigations and

the charging and prosecu-
tion of many notorious
felons.

“His stellar leadership
attributes were evidenced
daily and attracted the best
and the brightest young
aspirants who were eager to
prove their worth in the
policing arena.

“In addition to his com-
petence and productivity in
the criminal investigation
arena,

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean spent many years in
the Police Training College
where he molded the char-
acters of numerous serving
officers who are now leaders

IN ese eh

RIGHT: Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Mar-
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trophy to Anthony Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Police Force basketball team. The Bahamas officers won
the event on Saturday night — defeating the Jamaican Defence Force at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

BELOW: The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band perform during the halftime show.



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in The Royal Bahamas
Police Force.

“In retirement Assistant
Commissioner Dean
remained intimately con-
nected with the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and
never hesitated to provide
assistance and to support
Force initiatives by his pres-
ence and his wider commu-
nity influence. He looked
forward to every fellowship
with his law enforcement
alma mater whenever the
opportunity arose and his
contributions were always
positive and meaningful.
“Assistant Commissioner
Dean was dedicated to mak-
ing the Bahamas a safer
place to live, visit, work, and
play and he had no toler-
ance for anyone who would
seek to disrupt the peace

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“All members of the Roy-
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owe a significant debt of
gratitude to Assistant Com-
missioner Dean and will for-
ever cherish his memory and
the positive contributions he
has made to nation building.
We are proud of the life he
lived and we are proud to
remember him as one of our
finest sons.”

Mr Dean, who served as
senior vice president of secu-
rity and surveillance at
Atlantis after his retirement
from the force, died at the
Cleveland Clinic Hospital in
Weston, Florida.

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CARICOM: It’s leadership that’s needed

By SIR RONALD SANDERS

(The writer is a consultant
and former Caribbean diplo-
mat).

THERE should be no
doubt that the people of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) are well aware
that failure of the regional
integration project to con-
tribute to solving the urgent
problems, which now beset
their countries, is really a fail-
ure of leadership.

In a thoughtful — almost
despairing — column last week
entitled “A new commitment
to regionalism”, my friend
and colleague, David Jessop,
recorded his troubling con-
versations with “a wide range
of Caribbean visitors on
where the regional integra-
tion process is going.” He
reported that “to a person, all
were concerned that national
self-interest and the absence
of vision among leaders were
pulling the Caribbean apart
and removing any ambition
for taking the regional pro-
ject forwards.”

As I was about to write this
commentary, I received an e-
mail from a distinguished and
learned Caribbean person
who has held ministerial
office in the region and whose
regional contacts are wide and
diverse.

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of the recession has left the
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the integration movement.

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a survival path struggling as
they all do with growing
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financial problems both on
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The conversation has to be
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reach collective decisions
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cumstances of each in trying
to achieve benefits for all.

The present media squab-
ble over an announcement by
those in Trinidad and Tobago
who own and control
Caribbean Airlines Limited
(CAL) that it will compete
with LIAT in some Eastern
Caribbean destinations, and
the response of the Prime
Minister of St Vincent & the
Grenadines, Ralph Gon-
salves, epitomizes the absence
of dialogue at appropriate lev-
els in the region.

One would hope that if the
region now had a strong Sec-
retary-General as the Chief
Executive Officer of the
regional movement, he or she
would have stepped-in long
ago not only to diffuse this
issue, but to steer the leaders
involved to a path of cooper-
ation that could realize mutu-
ally beneficial objectives.

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regional movement now
needs more than a strong Sec-
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complete overhaul of the
entire CARICOM machinery,
beginning with a renewed
commitment to regionalism
by leaders.

New priorities have to be
set for CARICOM and many
of its dead-weight issues
dropped; both sufficient finan-
cial resources and appropri-
ate skills have to be employed
to accomplish the priorities
which must include strategic
partnerships with the private
sector and with international
partners including China,
India and Brazil to help
crank-up economic growth
through investment and
employment.

All is not well in CARI-
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ailing, and while the regional
project weakens, all of its
member countries are being
left behind in the global race
for betterment.

There are also some stark
realities that should be con-
fronted, not to jab accusatory
fingers but to see how best
these realities can be used to
improve national economies
and the region as a whole.

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ities. Trinidad and Tobago
has consistently maintained
the smallest percentage of
intra-regional imports, as a
percentage of total imports,
averaging less than 2 per cent
each year between 2004 and
2009 and valued at its high-
est point in 2008 at US$121
million. On the flip side,
Trinidad and Tobago has
enjoyed the largest increase
in intra-regional exports from
US$859 million in 2004 to
US$3.2 billion in 2008
(source: Caricom Secretariat
Trade and Investment report
2010).

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many regional producers
ascribe to “unfair advantage”
due to cheaper sources of
energy — should encourage
Trinidad and Tobago to work
with its CARICOM partners
to invest some of that trade
surplus not in “give-aways”

but in bankable projects that
would bring mutual benefits
to all.

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Jamaica is the largest intra-
regional importer, due in part
to its larger population size.
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out about the unfair advan-
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ers, but the CARICOM
treaty allows Jamaican man-
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advantage of cheaper energy.

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which CARICOM can bene-
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tude. And, there is much that
CARICOM should be doing
collectively.

Tourism — the engine of
economic growth for the
majority of countries — is
struggling and desperately
needs combined regional
action that it is not getting.

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Between 1998 and 2008,
tourist arrivals in CARICOM
grew at an average rate of 2
per cent per year while the
world average was 6.5 per
cent per year.

Arrivals in CARICOM fell
to 5.96 million in 2008 from
all time high of 6.16 million
in 2007.

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industry and to make it glob-
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regional creativity and region-
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CARICOM needs strong
leadership, a new vision and
new and relevant priorities in
a more dynamic structure.
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LOCAL NEWS



REAL ESTATE:
Sights and smells |

By MIKE
LIGHTBOURN

ATTRACTING
purchasers has
turned into quite the
competitive sport.
Once you catch a
potential purchaser’s
attention with a
favourable asking
price, how do you
encourage them to
select your home
from the other choic-
es? Namely, assault
their senses!

Since first impres-
sions do count, you
should start at the
front door. (This
assumes the outside of the home and the
grounds are in top condition!). Apply a
fresh coat of paint and new hardware. On
the inside, paint the walls with neutral
colours. Designers recommend golden
beiges and sandy tans.

Now make the purchaser’s eyes dance
around the home, taking in shiny new
faucets, bright light fixtures, and attractive
doorknobs and cabinet pulls. Like jewellery
that accessorises your home, these details
can make quite a statement about your
pride of ownership.

Another way to show off is to reduce your
furnishings by at least 25 per cent through-
out the house, even if you have to pay for
storage.

This will convey a sense of open space to
potential purchasers as they size up the inte-
rior for their own belongings. No old or out-
dated furnishings should be visible!

Finally, when your home is being shown,
you can subconsciously influence buyers
through their noses.

It may sound silly, but it’s proven that a
home smelling of freshly made bread or
cookies has a chance of generating more
offers. Of course, a spotless kitchen helps to
increase that impact. Remember to conve-
niently stay out of the way of your BREA
agent and his/her clients when they are
viewing your home.

Conveying cleanliness and comfort
throughout your home will make a lasting
impression, so don’t overlook the power of
the senses!

Tip of the week: Remember- Price it right
and have your home in Al condition if you
want the quick sale.

(Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell
Banker Lightbourn Realty)



India plans to build information
_ technology centre for Bahamians

By GLADSTONE THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services

THE Indian government wants
to construct an information tech-
nology centre for Bahamians.

This was confirmed by India’s
High Commissioner to the
Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder
S. Grover.

He was in Nassau last weekend
for the signing of a Tax Informa-
tion Exchange Agreement
(TIEA) between The Bahamas
and India.

Mr. Grover was accompanied
by State Bank of India officials
Vikas Chandra, chief executive
officer, and Vijay Panda, manager.

Minister of State in the Min-
istry of Finance Zhivargo Laing
who signed on behalf of the
Bahamas, lauded India’s contri-
bution to the Bahamian society.

Mr. Grover said the project will
begin when a formal agreement
is in place. A memorandum of
understanding is being worked on.

The centre will utilise Indian
hardware and software, “to train
hundreds of Bahamian students
so that they can get skills in infor-
mation technology and contribute
to the development of their coun-
try,” Mr. Grover said.

Given the Bahamas’ push
toward e-government and using
technology to drive economic
growth and development, said
Minister Laing, “an IT centre
would be a marvelous develop-
ment.

“India is very well accomplished
in information technology and
having the benefit of their exper-
tise to help drive training and
development for people in that
area would be an immeasurable
contribution. I absolutely look for-
ward to the evolution of that.”

A similar information technol-
ogy centre was established in
Jamaica. The Minister of Educa-
tion has been invited to tour it to
determine whether it can be
adapted or modified to suit the
objectives of the Bahamas.

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istry of Finance Zhivargo Laing (right)
and India’s High Commissioner to the
Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder S.
Grover, sign a tax information
exchange agreement. At far left is Vikas
Chandra, chief executive officer, State
Bank of India. The Ministry of Finance’s
administrative cadet Mario Roland is
assisting.

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istry of Finance Zhivargo Laing (right),
accepts a gift from India’s High Com-
missioner to The Bahamas and
Jamaica, Mohinder S. Grover following
the signing a tax agreement.

tasked with working out the
requirements of a curriculum “so
that we can harness the full poten-
tial and benefit of this proposed
information technology centre.”
The tax information exchange
agreement with India was the 24th
signed by the Bahamas and the
third with a major Asian nation.
Mr Laing hailed India, the
world’s largest democracy, as “one
of the emerging giants on the
global economic landscape.”
Both countries are active par-
ticipants in the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD) Global

Forum on Transparency and Tax
Information Exchange and its
peer review committee.

“The involvement of both our
governments in the international
tax co-operation work of the UN
and the OECD, as well as the con-
clusion of this TIEA,” said Mr.
Laing, “further demonstrates the
mutual commitment we share for
the effective implementation of
accepted international standards
for financial regulation and cross-
border co-operation.



“The Government is confident
that the continued expansion of
its tax cooperation network fur-
ther enhances The Bahamas’ posi-
tion as a choice international com-
mercial centre in which, and from
which, to conduct business.”

Mr. Grover said the TIEA will
be “a springboard for further
economic cooperation, it will fur-
ther facilitate economic interac-
tion, and it will enable us to
explore more avenues for coop-
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INSIGHT

RARE-EARTH
SHORTAGE?
AFGHANS THINK
THEY CAN HELP

KABUL, Afghanistan
Associated Press

AMID surging demand
for rare-earth minerals used
in everything from cell
phones to gas-saving cars,
Afghans are dreaming of
cashing in on vast deposits
they believe lie beneath
their feet.

The problem is that they
are in one of the country’s
most dangerous spots, on
the south bank of the Hel-
mand River in southern
Afghanistan, where fight-
ing rages in a traditional
Taliban stronghold.

That Afghanistan sits on
vast mineral wealth has
been detailed in several sur-
veys, the most extensive of
which were conducted by
the Soviets in the 1970s.
Mining companies, both
Afghan and _ foreign,
already have shown inter-
est, notably in its copper,
iron and oil.

Last month, Afghan offi-
cials proudly presented
what they say is $3 trillion
worth of deposits scattered
throughout the country,
more than triple the initial
dollar amount estimated by
the U.S. Defense Depart-
ment last June.

But with poor infrastruc-
ture and security that
ranges from precarious to
downright prohibitive,
there is a limit to how much
the country can hope for,
at least in the medium term.

Among the most exciting
right now are the rare
earths, with a spat between
China and Japan last fall
highlighting China's near-
monopoly on the minerals.

In 2007 the U.S. Geolog-
ical Survey estimated 1.4
million metric tons of rare-
earth elements lie in south-
west Helmand. The Afghan
Ministry of Mines says
there is more elsewhere in
the country, “huge
deposits” overall, accord-
ing to Jalil Jumriani, who
deals with policy and pro-
motion at the ministry in
Kabul.

The U.S. Defense
Department's Task Force
for Business and Stability
Operations estimates the
Khanneshin area in Hel-
mand holds some $89 bil-
lion in rare earths and nio-
bium, minerals strategic for
high tech and industrial
industries.

"This deposit could rep-
resent a long-term devel-
opment opportunity for
Helmand province that
would create jobs across the
spectrum from low-skilled
laborers to chemists, physi-
cists and engineers," the
task force said in a state-
ment last month.

USGS scientists are ana-
lyzing samples taken over
the past 18 months from
Helmand to determine
what exactly is there in the
way of the 17 rare-earth
minerals.

Jack Medlin, a USGS
specialist, said it was too
soon to call it "a world-class
rare-earths deposit. We're
not there yet. We will be
there probably by midsum-
mer."

Jumriani said officials
were treading cautiously.
Once the picture clears and
the mining law is over-
hauled to define investors’
rights, Afghanistan will
hold a road show to present
its rare-earth deposits, pos-
sibly this summer in Hong
Kong or Singapore.

"We want to take these
steps slowly, and we want
to make sure that the peo-
ple in Afghanistan can get
the real benefits of this,"
Jumriani said.

Rare-earth minerals are
used in areas as diverse as
cell phones, hybrid car bat-
teries, defense industries
and wind turbines, and Chi-
na accounts for 97 percent
of production.

China has 30 percent of
the world's rare-earth
deposits, but the United
States, Australia and oth-
ers stopped mining their
own a decade ago because
it was cheaper to buy Chi-
nese ores. Several compa-
nies now plan to resume
production in North Amer-
ica and Australia.



A PRO-GOVERNMENT Iranian demonstrator holds an anti-Mubarak placard as another one holds a poster of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a gather-
ing in support of Egyptians protests, after their Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP)

Iranian opposition defies
warning, calls for rally

TEHRAN, Iran
Associated Press

IRAN'S opposition on Sunday
renewed its call for a rally in sup-
port of protesters in Tunisia and
Egypt despite a government warn-
ing of repercussions if demonstra-
tions take place, a reformist website
reported.

In a statement published on
Kaleme.com, the opposition urged
its supporters to rally on Monday in
central Tehran and accused the gov-
ernment of hypocrisy by voicing sup-
port for the Egyptian and Tunisian
uprisings while refusing to allow
Iranian political activists to stage a
peaceful demonstration.

Wary of a reinvigorated opposi-

have detained several activists and
journalists in recent weeks and oppo-
sition leader Mahdi Karroubi was
put under house arrest, apparently
in connection with the request to
stage the rally.

The statement said further restric-
tions on Karroubi and fellow oppo-
sition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
were a sign of the "increasing weak-
ness and fear of the government
about the most peaceful civil and
political rights" of Iranians.

In another report, Kaleme said
many university students as well as a
reformist cleric group have promised
to attend the rally. But it was not
clear whether the rally would actually
take place. Many opposition calls for
demonstrations in the past months

Still, the opposition's persistence
has placed the government in a bind.
Iran's hard-line rulers — who have
also tried to capitalize on the uprising
against their regional rivals in Egyp-
t's U.S.-allied regime — are seeking
to deprive their own opponents at
home of any chance to reinvigorate a
movement swept from the streets in
a heavy military crackdown.

Both Mousavi and Karroubi have
compared the unrest in Egypt and
Tunisia with their own postelection
protest movement in 2009, which the
Iranian government eventually man-
aged to quash. Mousavi said Iran's
demonstrations were the starting
point for the recent revolts in Cairo
and Tunis, and that all the uprisings
aimed at ending the "oppression of

The protests that swept Iran in the
months after the 2009 vote grew into
a larger movement opposed to Iran's
ruling system. It was the biggest chal-
lenge faced by Iran's clerical leader-
ship since it came to power in the
1979 revolution that toppled the
U.S.-backed shah.

Hundreds of thousands peacefully
took to the streets in support of
Mousavi, and some powerful clerics
sided with the opposition.

However a heavy military crack-
down suppressed the protests, and
many in the opposition — from
midlevel political figures to street
activists, journalists and human rights
workers — were arrested.

The opposition has not been able
to hold a major protest since Decem-

tion at home, Iranian authorities

have gone unheeded.

the rulers."

ber 2009.

Palestinians to hold elections by September

RAMALLAH, West Bank
Associated Press

THE PALESTINIAN lead-
ership in the West Bank
promised to hold long-over-
due general elections by Sep-
tember, a surprise move
spurred by political unrest
rocking the Arab world and
embarrassing TV leaks about
peace talks with Israel.

In principle, elections could
help end the deep political
split between West Bank-
based President Mahmoud
Abbas and the Islamic mili-
tant Hamas, which rules the
Gaza Strip, the other territo-
ry the Palestinians want for
their state.

Hamas immediately ruled
out participation, saying the
vote was meant to divert
attention from the scandal
caused by the secret docu-
ments uncovered by the AI-
Jazeera satellite channel last
month.

Still, it could become diffi-
cult for Hamas to reject elec-
tions at a time of growing
calls for democracy through-
out the Middle East. Hamas
itself has praised the down-
fall of Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak as a victory
for the Egyptian people.

In a sign of the political
damage caused by the leaks,
chief Palestinian peace nego-
tiator Saeb Erekat announced
his resignation Saturday.
Erekat has been widely vili-
fied since Al-Jazeera, citing
hundreds of internal docu-
ments, alleged last month that
Palestinian negotiators secret-
ly offered far-reaching con-
cessions to Israel.

The call for elections came
a day after Mubarak stepped
down, forced out by mass
protests against his ironfisted
30-year rule. The Egyptian
uprising and another success-
ful revolt in Tunisia a month
earlier have inspired calls for
democratic reform through-
out the region.

Abbas aide Yasser Abed
Rabbo said Saturday that
preparations were under way

for legislative and presiden-
tial elections later this year.
"We call on parties to put
aside all of their differences
and to focus on conducting
the elections by September at
the latest," he told a news
conference. He did not give
a firm date for the vote.

The announcement
appeared to be an act of des-
peration by an embattled gov-
ernment that has been weak-
ened by the standstill in peace
efforts with Israel, its rivalry
with Hamas and the loss of
its key Arab ally in Egypt.
Mubarak had served as an
important mediator between
Israel and the Palestinians,
and rallied Arab support for
Abbas when needed.

Abbas is still feeling the
aftershocks from Al-Jazeer-
a's reports on "The Palestine
Papers."

The documents showed
that in 2008 Abbas agreed to

pS oe

PALESTINIAN holds up an Egyptian flag during a demonstration in support of the Egyptian people, outsid

major concessions toward
Israel by dropping claims to
parts of east Jerusalem, the
hoped-for Palestinian capital,
and acknowledging that most
Palestinian refugees would
never return to the lost prop-
erties in what is now Israel.

Erekat, known for his fre-
quent appearances in both the
English and Arabic media,
said he resigned as chief nego-
tiator because the documents
were leaked by someone from
his office.

With the call for elections,
Abbas is trying to signal that
he is attentive to his people's
demands. By putting his job
on the line, he can portray
himself as a leader commit-
ted to democracy. It was not
clear whether Abbas, who has
said he would step down after
his current term, would seek
re-election.

But the move is a gamble.

With peace talks on hold,



Abbas and his Fatah party
will have no major accom-
plishment to present to vot-
ers.

And Hamas, which seized
Gaza from Abbas’ forces in
2007, said it would not par-
ticipate in the elections. Fawzi
Barhoum, a Hamas
spokesman in Gaza, called the
election "illegitimate."

"Hamas will not participate
or recognize or give any cov-
er for this election and we
consider this announcement
as a conspiracy against the
Palestinian people,” he said.
Hamas, an Iranian-backed
militant group, rejects peace
with Israel.

The elections appeared to
be part of a broader strategic
shift by Abbas in recent
months. Abbas has largely
given up on a peace deal and
as an alternative plans to seek
international recognition of
Palestinian independence.



the Church of Nativity, tradition-
ally believed by many Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, yesterday. (AP)

September is shaping up to
be an important month for
the Palestinians.

At that time, Prime Minis-
ter Salam Fayyad expects to
complete a two-year process
of building the state from the
ground up. The Palestinians
have also signaled they will
ask the U.N. Security Council,
whose decisions are legally
binding, to formally recognize
an independent Palestine at
that time.

Israeli officials have dis-
missed the Palestinian tactics,
saying unilateral recognitions
will not change the situation
on the ground and that there
is no replacement for direct
negotiations.

However, Netanyahu's
hardline government, already
reluctant to making deep con-
cessions to the Palestinians,
appears unlikely to make any
bold offers while the Egyptian
situation remains fluid.

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and anxiety or sleep deprivation.
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ception of reality. Many are in
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results in convulsions or death.

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INSIGHT



Protesters press

FROM page 12B

front of a row of Egyptian mili-
tary and national flags and read
the council statement, proclaim-
ing that the military is “looking
forward to a peaceful transition
... to permit an elected civil
authority to be in charge of the
country to build a democratic
free nation."

The military statement also
said Egypt will "abide by all
regional and international
treaties and agreements, and
commitments" — reassurance to
its top ally the United States that
Egypt's 1979 peace accord with
Israel is not in danger.

Israeli Prime Minister Ben-
jamin Netanyahu welcomed the
statement, saying the treaty “has
greatly contributed to both coun-
tries and is the cornerstone for
peace and stability in the entire
Middle East."

Turmoil

Israel has been deeply con-
cerned that Egypt's turmoil
could threaten the peace accord,
the first between an Arab nation
and Israel. But Egypt's military
strongly supports the peace deal,
not in small part because it guar-
antees U.S. aid for the armed
forces, currently running at $1.3
billion a year. While anti-Israeli
feeling is strong in Egypt, few so
far seriously call for the treaty's
abrogation.

Also, the Supreme Council
asked the current government,
installed by Mubarak after
protests broke out Jan. 25, and
provincial governors to “contin-
ue their activities until a new
government is formed."

It did not say when that would
happen, but it seemed to imply
the army would draw one up to
replace the current one.

The move to keep the govern-
ment of Prime Minister Ahmed
Shafiq in place appeared to be a
stopgap measure to keep the
state and economy functioning
at a time when the country is try-
ing to recover from the econom-
ic fallout of the upheaval.

For days, many businesses and
shops were closed, much of
Cairo's population of 18 million
stayed home under heavy cur-
few, and foreign tourists — one
of the top sources of revenues
— fled the country. Earlier this
week, even as businesses began

for voice in an

to reopen on a wide scale, labor
strikes erupted around the coun-
try, many at state industries or
branches of the bureaucracy.

The Supreme Council state-
ment asked the public, particu-
larly the millions in the govern-
ment sector, to "work to push
the economy forward,” an appar-
ent call for everyone to return
to work.

The military relaxed the cur-
few — now to run from midnight
to 6 a.m. instead of 8 p.m. to 6
a.m. — and the stock market
announced plans to reopen on
Wednesday after a closure of
nearly three weeks.

The other force that has hard-
ly been heard from yet is the
remainder of Mubarak's regime,
which was accused of widespread
corruption and authoritarianism
but also has the experience in
the nitty gritty of running the
country, unlike the military.

Members of Mubarak's
National Democratic Party still
dominate ministries, parliament,
state industries and other bod-
ies. The powerful security forces,
accused of widespread use of tor-
ture and involvement in past
vote rigging, remain empowered
by the emergency law that gives
them wide authorities of arrest.

The regime remainders are
battered. Some of its top per-
sonalities were purged in
Mubarak's last days. Seeking to
placate protester demands, the
public prosecutor has launched a
corruption investigation into four
of the millionaire businessman
politicians who came to domi-
nate the NDP under the leader-
ship of Mubarak's son, Gamal
— former ministers Ahmed
Maghrabi, Rashid Mohammed
Rashid and Zuheir Garana as
well as ex-ruling party figure
Ahmed Ezz.

On Saturday, the prosecutor
general asked European coun-
tries to freeze the assets of the
four. He also announced a travel
ban on former prime minister
Ahmed Nazif, former interior
minister Habib el-Adly and
information minister Anas el-
Fiqqi, who told state TV on Sat-
urday that he has now resigned
his post.

But much of the regime is in
place — too entrenched to call
"former" — and parts of it may
resist changes that threaten their
position. The security forces, in
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pulled off the streets during the
crisis following clashes with pro-
testers and replaced by the army.

Regime figures are certain to
play a role in the transition. The
question is how much of a role
the military will give them and to
what degree it will let in other
voices.

The protest organizers say they
so far have had no direct talks
with the military. "There are no
channels of communications
between us and the army but
some public figures can help us,"
said Harb. He said "prominent
figures” may play a mediating
role.

Rallies

The coalition that called for
the Tahrir protest camp to be
lifted and replaced by weekly ral-
les is highly influential in the
square. But they do not claim to
be its leaders and often say they
can't defy the will of the "revo-
lution.” It is made up of several
youth activist groups, including
supporters of reform advocate
and Nobel Peace laureate
Mohamed ElBaradei and youth
from the fundamentalist Muslim
Brotherhood.

On Saturday, there was no sign
that protesters were heading




AN EGYPTIAN GIRL waves a national flag as she celebrates near Tahrir Square in
Cairo street, Egypt, Saturday. (AP)

home from Tahrir, and the tent
city set up to accommodate them
remained largely in place. If any
did leave, they were replaced by
crowds streaming in to celebrate.
Families with children and rev-
elers filled the square, dancing,
singing and chanting, their faces
painted in the black-red-and-
white colors of the national flag.
A rock band with an electric gui-
tar played on a stage, vendors
sold popcorn.

One man on the sidewalk had
a stand with dozens of wallets
that had been taken from pick-
pockets caught in the square, and
people came by to try find their
lost property.

At one corner of the square, a
memorial to the around 300 peo-
ple killed in the turmoil was
erected, with pictures of some of
them on the sidewalk surround-
ed by velvet ropes. Elsewhere a
group of artists lowered a four-
meter-tall (13 foot) stab of gran-
ite to the ground with a crane,
planning to engrave it with the
names of the dead as a memori-
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"The day of beautifying Tahrir
Square," a giant banner read.

Piles of trash were packed into
bags. Young men repainted
curbs in the black-and-white pat-
tern used in Cairo, then stood in
lines to prevent crowds from
marring the wet paint. Burnt-out
vehicles used as barricades dur-
ing the fighting were towed
away.

Among many was a powerful
optimism that in the days ahead
the military, which allowed
protests to grow without inter-
fering over the course of the cri-
sis, Was NOw sincere in ensuring
democratic change.

"T have full confidence in the
army, they are the cleanest insti-
tution in the whole country and I
know they'll do the right thing,”
said Mustafa al-Husseini, a 25-
year-old electrical engineer who
left his work 10 days ago to
protest in the square. "The
Egyptian army is made up of
people like us and it's not their
job to get into politics. They'll
guide us through a peaceful tran-
sition."







THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 11



LOCAL NEWS



BEC strike vote looms

FROM page one

The managers IA
expired on October 1,
2007. Provisions in the old
agreement allow it to roll
over until a new agreement
is negotiated. Managers
claim the old agreement
rolled over with the exclu-
sion of salary related claus-
es. As a result, manager
salaries have been frozen
from about 2006.

At the same time, a new
IA was put in place at least
two years ago for line staff.
This has resulted in some
line salaries eclipsing those
of management, said Mr
Dean.

Since the worker’s union
has about 1,000 members
and the management union
only has about 100, Mr
Dean said the psychology
of the executive manage-
ment is that “they don't
have the same fear for us.”

Since managers are
assumed to be highly edu-
cated professionals, the
executive management is
“more afraid of the work-
ers resorting to industrial
action and cutting out the
lights.”

In a statement last week,
BEC's executive manage-
ment said they were
unaware of the union’s
concerns. The body con-
sists of Kevin Basden, gen-
eral manager, Michael
Moss, executive chairman,
and Antoinette Turnquest,
assistant GM for industrial
relations matters and
human resources.

The statement encour-
aged union leaders to meet
with the executive man-
agement. It “reassured the
public of the corporation’s
commitment to working








closely with the BEUMU
in the best interest of
employees and customers.”

Union leaders are accus-
ing the executive manage-
ment of “manipulation.”
On February 3, the union
wrote to the general man-
ager to express its frustra-
tion.

The last sentence of the
letter, signed by the presi-
dent, stated: “As a result
of all the (outstanding
issues and broken promis-
es) you are advised that
you have succeeded in
aggravating the members
of this union. We are satis-
fied that we have done
more than our share in the

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attempts to have our con-
cerns resolved amicably
and peacefully but to no
avail. Effectively you have
disappointed and made all
of our members sick.”

Mr Dean said the union
met with the executive
management on December
2, 2010. In that meeting a
counter proposal to the IA
submitted by the union in
2007 was promised in “five
business days.”

Now, two months later,
union leaders say “no more
negotiations.” They are
“sick and tired,” literally
and figuratively.

Mr Dean said they want
the former IA to be rolled

forward in its entirety. The
annual salary increases the
union wants paid retroac-
tively from 2007 will prob-
ably amount to millions,
said Mr Dean. But had
“they paid it way back
then, they would have nev-
er felt it,” he said.

Union members are con-
fident BEC will do “what is
in the best interest of the
workers and the country.”
But if they don’t, Mr Dean
said he is confident the
strike vote will pass and
then “no one knows what
course of action will be tak-
en.” All options will be on
the table in keeping with
labour laws.

Mr Dean said former
attempts to be conciliatory
were rejected, and now
“there is no way out” for
the executive management
“except paying the peo-
ple.”

“Because we were sensi-
tive to the economic situa-
tion we were willing to
concede some things. We
said give each manager a
lump some payout and we
would not worry about
salary scale increases,
which meant no pension
fund contribution increases
as well. They rejected that
offer. Now we want to
invoke Article 47. We want
the entire industrial agree-

ment as is to roll forward,”
he said.

As for claims by BEC
that managerial staff
“orchestrated and are
engaged in an apparent
sick-out,” Mr Dean said
“that was not orchestrated.
They were sick: sick and
tired of what management
is doing.”

He noted that the IA
allows workers to be sick
for two days without pro-
viding a medical certificate.
It is only with more than
five sick days without a
medical certificate that
workers are subject to dis-
ciplinary action, said Mr
Dean.

FROM page one

the land. A prominent Bahamian
church has been facilitating the lease
arrangement.

“Everybody thinks Haitians steal
the land. That is not how it goes.
They have to pay lease to someone,
and it is usually a Bahamian person
living in a high place. They are not
telling the truth and you would be
surprised to know the names,” said
Jetta Baptiste, Bahamian attorney
and president of the Haitian Bahami-
an Society of the Bahamas.

“Tt is so sad because the govern-
ment knows. All of these people say
they pay and they have been paying
for years,” said Mrs Baptiste.

Residents of Mackey Yard, the
Haitian village that recently burned
down, said they lived free of charge,
but many are under the impression
the land is owned by the Mackey
family, and administered by Kenny
Mackey.

Mr Mackey denies being “respon-
sible” for the land, although he
admits his family once was involved

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and authorised some people to live
there.

“The only one who had permission
are those my parents left there and
one or two offspring who are no
longer even there. Those people
came there, they were told not to
build,” said Mr Mackey, speaking of
newer residents.

Mr Rolle said the government has
now determined the land is Crown
land.

While Haitian residents in all of
the villages do not pay rent to
Bahamians, most of the residents are
“made to believe that someone owns
the land and has given permission for
its use,” said a Bahamian, who rep-
resents Haitian immigrants.

Another Bahamian said Haitian
residents have been “manipulated
and victimised” from a number of
fronts.

While the large majority of resi-
dents in Haitian villages are undocu-
mented immigrants, some estimates
put the number of Haitian immi-
grants with valid work permits at 30
to 40 per cent. There is also a small
percentage of Bahamian citizens liv-



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“Where many of the villages are
located, no one used to live around
there. These lands were in the bush.
As time went along the land around
was developed, but these places were
already there. What you see now,
these villages are not new. They are
expanding, but they are established.
When they built in the bush nobody
knew and nobody cared,” said a land
developer.

Mr Rolle said many of the villages
sprung up “because people on these
properties either worked for some-
one or paid someone who was a
Bahamian national.” He said the gen-
esis of some villages is a Bahamian
who may have farmed the land and
hired one or two Haitian workers.

“T find it difficult to believe that in
a community surrounded by Bahami-
ans that immigrants just go and cap-
ture that piece of land. I suspect they
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the initiative of someone who owned
or leased the land, or were seeking to
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Is the West Indies ‘West Indian’?

(This is the first of a three-
part series delivered by Sir
Shridath Ramphal at the
Eleventh Sir Archibald
Nedd Memorial Lecture in
Grenada on January 28.

(Sir Shridath, better known
as “Sonny” Ramphal,
served as the second Com-
monwealth Secretary-Gen-
eral (1975-1990), having
previously served as the
Foreign Minister of
Guyana from 1972 to 1975.
Sir Shridath was the Chan-
cellor of the University of
Warwick, then the Universi-
ty of the West Indies. He
also served as Chancellor
of the University of
Guyana. He was made an
Honorary Fellow of the
Royal Society of Arts and is
vice-president of the Royal
Commonwealth Society.

Fe is the father-in-law of
Sir Ronald Sanders, a
weekly columnist in The
Tribune).

By SIR SHRIDATH
RAMPHAL

IT was here in St Georges
95 years ago that T.A. Mar-
ryshow flew from the mast-
head of his pioneering news-
paper The West Indian the
banner: The West Indies
Must Be Westindian. And
on that banner Westindian
was symbolically one joined-
up word — from the very first
issue on 1 January 1915. In
the slogan was a double
entendre. To be West Indian
was both the goal of self-
determination attained and
the strategy of unity for
reaching and sustaining it.

Of course the goal of free-
dom kept changing its form
as the world changed: inter-
nal self-government in the
pre-war years; formal inde-
pendence in the post-war
years; the reality of freedom









in the era of globalization;
overcoming smallness in a
world of giants. But the
strategy of regional unity,
the strategy of oneness,
would not change, at least
not nominally: we called it
by different names and pur-
sued it by different forms
— always with variable suc-
cess: federation; integration,
the OECS, CARIFTA,
CARICOM, the CSME, the
CCI. It is that “variable suc-
cess” that today begs the
question: Is the West Indies
West Indian? Nearly 100
years after Marryshow
asserted that we must be,
are we yet? Worse still, are
we less so than we once
were?

Demographic

Times changed in the
nineteen twenties and thir-
ties — between the “world
wars.” The external eco-
nomic and political environ-
ments changed; and the
internal environments
changed — social, political
and most of all demograph-
ic. Local control began to
pass to the hands of local
creoles, mainly profession-
als, later trade unionists, and
for a while the new political
class saw value in a strategy
of regional unity.
Maryshow’s slogan “the
West Indies must be West
Indian” was evocative of it;
and for two generations,
West Indian “unity” was a
progressive political credo.

It was a strategy that was
to reach its apogee in the
Federation of The West
Indies: due to become inde-
pendent in mid-1962. It is
often forgotten that the

“the” in the name of the
new nation was consciously
spelt with a capital “T” —
The West Indies — an insis-
tence on the oneness of the
federated region. But, by
then, that was verbal insis-
tence against a contrary real-
ity, already re-emerging.
The new political elites for
whom “unity” offered a
pathway to political power
through “independence”
had found by the 1960s that
that pathway was opening
up regardless.

In the event, regional uni-
ty was no longer a pre-con-
dition to “local control.”
Hence, Norman Manley’s
deal with McLeod and the
referendum in Jamaica; and
Eric Williams’ self-indul-
gent arithmetic that “1”
from “10” left “0”; even “the
agony of the eight” that end-
ed the dream. Despite the
rhetorical passion that had
characterized the latter years
of the “federal movement”
the imperishable impulse for
“local control” had revived,
and the separatist instincts
of a controlling social and
political elite had prevailed.
Within four months of the
dispersion of the Federation
(on the same day in May
1962 that it was to become a
single independent member
state of the Commonwealth)
Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago became so sepa-
rately. We can act with
speed when we really want
to!

But objective realities are
not blown away by winds of
narrow ambition, Indepen-
dence on a separate basis
had secured “local control”;
but the old nemesis of colo-
nialism was replaced by the
new suzerainty of globaliza-
tion. Independence, par-
ticularly for Caribbean
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ty” no sooner discarded was
back in vogue; but less a
matter of the heart than of
the head.

In an interdependent
world, which in the name of
liberalization made no dis-
tinctions between rich and
poor, big and small, region-
al unity was compulsive.
West Indian states — for all
their new flags and anthems
— needed each other for sur-
vival; “unity” was the only
protective kit they could
afford. Only three years
after the rending “referen-
dum” came the first tenta-
tive steps to “unity” in 1965
with CARIFTA; “tenta-
tive,” because the old obses-
sion with “local control”
continued to trump oneness
— certainly in Cabinet
Rooms; but in some privi-
leged drawing rooms too;
though less so in village mar-
kets and urban street cor-
ners.

Promises

Despite the new external
compulsions, therefore, the
pursuit of even economic
unity, which publics largely
accepted, has been a passage
of attrition. It has taken us
from 1965 to 2010 - 45 years
— to crawl through CARIF-
TA and CARICOM,
through the fractured
promises of Chaguaramas
and Grand Anse, and
through innumerable pious
Declarations and Affirma-
tions and Commitments.
The roll call of unfulfilled
pledges and promises and
unimplemented decisions is
so staggering that in 2011 a
cul de sac looms.

At Grand Anse in 1989
West Indian political lead-
ers declared that “inspired
by the spirit of co-operation
and solidarity among us
(we) are moved by the need
to work expeditiously
together to deepen the inte-
gration process and
strengthen the Caribbean
Community in all of its
dimensions.” They agreed a
specific work programme
“to be implemented over
the next four years” with
primacy given “towards the
establishment, in the short-
est possible time of a single
market and economy.” That
was 22 years ago. The West
Indian Commission (also
established at Grand Anse)
confidently charted the way,



AS CURRENT Chairman of
CARICOM Prime Minister Till-
man Thomas has rightly called
for the West Indian people to
be better informed and more
intimately engaged in the
regional project.

declaring it a “Time for
Action.” West Indian tech-
nicians took their leaders to
the brink with the Revised
Treaty of Chaguaramas. But
there was no action — no
political action, no political
will to act. In twenty-two
years, nothing decisive has
happened to fulfil the dream
of Grand Anse. Over those
two decades the West Indies
has drawn steadily away
from being West Indian.

Not surprisingly, when
Heads of Government meet
in Grenada later this month
it will be at a moment of
widespread public disbelief
that the professed goal of a
“Single Market and Econo-
my” will ever be attained,
or even that their political
leaders are any longer
“inspired by the spirit of co-
coperation and solidarity”
or “moved by the need to
work expeditiously togeth-
er to deepen the integration
process and strengthen the
Caribbean Community in all
its dimensions” — as they
proclaimed at Grand Anse
in 1989.

Words alone are never
enough, except to deceive.
As Paul Southwell used to
remind us in Shakespearian
allusion: “Words, words,
words; promises, promises,
promises; tomorrow and
tomorrow and tomorrow.”
Nothing’s changed. In the
acknowledged quest for sur-
vival (including political sur-
vival) the old urge for “local
control” by those in control
has not matured to provide
real space for the “unity” we
say we need. Like 19th cen-
tury colonists we strive to
Keep our rocks in our pock-
ets — despite the enhanced

logic of pooling our
resources, and the enlarged
danger of “state capture” by
unelected groups and exter-
nal forces while we dally.

The West Indies cannot
be West Indian if West Indi-
an affairs, regional matters,
are not the unwritten
premise of every Govern-
ment’s agenda; not occa-
sionally, but always; not as
ad hoc problems, but as the
basic environment of poli-
cy. It is not so now. How
many Caribbean leaders
have mentioned CARI-
COM in their New Year
messages this year?. Only
the Prime Minister of
Grenada in his capacity as
the new Chairman of
CARICOM. For most West
Indian Governments
Caribbean integration is a
thing apart, not a vital organ
of national life.

Damaged

It seems that only when it
is fatally damaged or withers
away will Cabinet agendas
change.

But let us remember, a
civilization cannot survive
save on a curve that goes
upward, whatever the blips
in between; to go downward,
whatever the occasional
glimpses of glory, is to end
ingloriously.

Caribbean civilization is
not an exception. It is now
as it was ninety-five years
ago with Marryshow: The
West Indies must be West
Indian.

As current Chairman of
CARICOM Prime Minister
Tillman Thomas has rightly
called for the West Indian
people to be better informed
and more intimately
engaged in the regional pro-
ject... CARICOM is essen-
tially about people; about
West Indian people; but, in
truth, they have been too
remote from its being... They
are its heartbeat; but in the
small states that we all are
Governments tend to occu-
py the entire space of gov-
ernance.

They control the blood-
stream of the integration
process and when anemia
threatens, as it does now, it
is an infusion of people pow-
er that is needed to resusci-
tate CARICOM.

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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 V olume: 107 No.69MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER SUN, BREEZY, PLEASANT HIGH 78F LOW 66F By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net T HE executive management at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC have two more days to com p ly before managerial staff move ahead with plans for a Wednesday strike vote. The Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU request with the Ministry of Labour last Thursday, according to union president Ervin Dean. A pproval for the vote is expected to come forward today, which will make way for the already scheduleds trike vote. The executive management have failed to complyw ith the industrial agree ment (IA asking for them to comply a nd conform for the past f our years. Because they refuse to do that it has resulted in management and line staff getting sick, said Mr Dean. Ro w centres on industriala g r eement M cCOMBO O F THE DAY N E W The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BECstrike vote looms INSPORTSTODAY: SAILING, BASKETBALL, RUGBY, SOCCER, TENNISANDBOXING SEESECTIONEFORYOUREIGHTPAGESOFSPORT SEE page 11 F ULL BLOOM: A drieene Fawkes of florists Wild Seed Designs prepares flower delive ries yesterday ahead of Valen tines Day. Today is a big day for florists across Nassau andt his store on Shirley Street and Village Road is no exception. FLORISTSINFULLBLOOMFORVALENTINESDAY F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f P OLICE are searching for the mothe r of a baby girl who was abandoned in an empty building over the weekend. It is understood a passer-by heard the infants cries and alerted police. Officers found the newborn child clinging to life in the cold temperaturesa nd rushed her to hospital. The discovery was made about 6am on Saturday at Bayshore Road, in Han-n a Hill, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. P olice said there was sufficient evid ence at the scene that indicated the m other had just given birth to the infant. Officers appealed for her to come forward as she may be in need of medical S EE page 16 NEWBORN BABY FOUND ABANDONED IN EMPTY BUILDING By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net A POLICE officer was shot in the buttocks with his own weapon during a scuffle outside a nightclub in Cat Island. The shooting, which occurred early Saturday morning in By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net DR DUANE Sands was announced yesterday as the newest appointment by the government to the Senate, replac ing the former Senator and Vice President Johnley Fergu son whose resignation comes into effect today. According to a statement issued from the Cabinet office yester day, Mr Ferguson, a former Family Island Administrator, will take a post as a consultant in the DepartBy PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net DR Duane Sands appoint ment to the Senate was criti cised yesterday as a stunt to give the former candidate a larger speaking platform on which to raise his public pro file ahead of the next general election. Speaking with The Tribune moments after his former rival was named to the Senate, the PLPs MP for Elizabeth Ryan Pinder said hes not entirely certain either if Dr Sands appointment, which comes within a week of the one-year anniversary of his victory in the by-election in 2010, is a coin cidence. But this is ultimately the decision of the Prime Minister to appointment Dr Duane Sands as a Senator, and it has no bearing on the representa By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net THE involvement of Bahamians in the growth and development of Haitian shanty towns is always the story that is not printed, said Brensil Rolle, Garden Hills Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Housing. In many cases, Bahamians are facilitators, said Mr Rolle, who confirmed he was aware of cases where Bahamians collect money for rent or lease on the squatter land. Residents of Bois Pen, the Haitian village off Joe Farrington Road, said there are at least two Bahamian landowners who manage land in the village. One is said to collect $10-15 rent on a weekly basis from residents. In a Haitian village in the south of New Providence, there is currently a dispute between a man who claims to be the landowner and the government. The owner is charging $500 for Haitian residents to lease a parcel of SEE page 16 SEE page 16 DR DU ANE S ANDS IS APPOINTED TO THE SENATE PLP HIT S OUT AT APPOINTMENT APPOINTMENT: D r Duane Sands BAHAMIANS COLLECTING RENT FROM HAITIAN SHANTY TOWNS SEE page 11 POLICE OFFICER SHOT WITH OWN GUN SEE page 16

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A 23-YEAR-OLD woman is in stable condition at hospital after she was repeatedly stabbed yesterday afternoon. The victim, from Carmichael Road, stopped at the traffic lights on Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road shortly after 1pm when her attacker approached her c ar and began stabbing her a bout the body. A t the scene, police said the attack may have been fatal had officers on patrol in the area not intervened. A 25-year-old Rock C rusher man was taken into c ustody. T he woman, who sust ained injuries to her upper b ody, back, and hand, was taken to hospital by emergency medical services. In other crime-related matters, police are searching for two thugs who robbed a woman in front of her home at Springfield Road, off Fox H ill Road. I t was reported that the m en one of whom was armed with a handgun were wearing dark hooded jackets and pants when they a pproached the victim. The r obbers ran off with a cell p hone, cash and other pers onal items. A nyone with any informat ion which may assist police investigations should call 911, 919 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 L OCAL NEWS P AGE 2, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM I N honour of the passing of Bishop Michael Eldon, the Anglican Diocese will be holding a memorial mass at S t Georges Church on Mon t rose Avenue at 6pm. Viewing of the body will be h eld at St Georges from 10am today until 5pm. An all-night vigil is also scheduled at Christ Church C athedral from 9pm today t hrough to 8am tomorrow. Masses will be said on the h our. Viewing of the body will be permitted throughout the vigil. Tomorrow, a Pontifical con c elebrated High Mass of T hanksgiving for the life, work, and ministry of Bishop Eldon will be held a Christ Church Cathedral, on George S treet at 11am. The chief cel e brant will be the Archbishop of the West Indies Rev John H older. All Anglicans are encouraged to attend as there will be some seating inside the c athedral and additional seati ng offered under tents out side. A large funeral procession will be held immediately fol lowing the service led by the Royal Bahamas Police ForceB ands, the Royal Bahamas D efence Force Band, the Clergy, Altar Servers, ACW, ACM, Youth, Anglican Schools and the general memb ership. T he procession will go on Bay Street, to Parliament S treet, Shirley Street, Princess Street. West Hill Street, on to Delancy Street (past Bishop E ldons home), then on to N assau Street to St Marys Church. B ishop Eldon will be cremated and his ashes will be placed privately in the family plot at St Marys on Wednes d ay. Memorial mass being held today for Bishop Michael Eldon BISHOP MICHAEL ELDON Woman stabbed several times in afternoon attack CRIMESCENE: Police tape a t the scene of yesterdays a ttack. 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 impr o vements in the area or have won an a war d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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A S THEcontroversy surr ounding the sale of 51 per cent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Com-p any continues, the FNM issued a statement yesterday suggesting the majority of Bahamians were in supp ort of the governments decision to sell the majority of its shares to Cable and W ireless. A ccording to the press r elease, the party said supp ort of the sale continues t o grow as two independent surveys conducted over the p ast two weeks demonstrate. An earlier poll conduct e d by the advocacy group Consumer Voices Bahamas found that 52 per cent of respondents supported the G overnments plans, 41 per cent were opposed and seven per cent were undecide d, said the statement. F ollowing a communicat ion to the House by Prime Minister Hubert Ingrahama s he tabled a Memorand um of Understanding on the sale, an online survey asked whether respondents supported the PLPs opposition to the sale: The question asked: Is the PLPs decision to vote a gainst the BTC privatisat ion bills a good one? Two thousand, five hundred and thirty one respon d ents or 56 per cent oppose the PLPs decision, 1,526 respondents or 33 per cent support the PLPs decision a nd 506 respondents or 11 per cent answered maybe, s aid the statement. The results of both sur v eys and the decisive trend in support of privatisation are in accord with Prime M inister Ingrahams commitment to safeguard the i nterests of the majority of Bahamians in the further liberalisation of thet elecommunication sector. According to the FNM, t he anecdotal evidence from online debates on vari ous blogs and on social media sites suggests there is overwhelming support for t he sale by younger Bahamians who see enor-m ous benefits in the prop osed partnership with Cable and Wireless, includ ing more choices, cheaper cell phone rates, improveds ervice, access to mobile TV and an array of new serv ices on a faster network. The release continued: The majority of individual c onsumers and business p eople appear enthusiastic about finalizing the agreement to create a new BTC s uited to the 21st century. As more of those who are u nsure about the sale hear more details, instead of misinformation and false infor-m ation, the numbers in support of the privatisation c ontinue to grow. One critical area of note i s the Prime Ministers a nnouncement in the H ouse that the Government of The Bahamas will maintain veto power over v arious core issues to protect the interests of the B ahamian people. Individual Bahamians will also be able to buy shares in then ew BTC, the statement read. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FNM: support for BTC sale is growing THE FNM said anecdotal evidence suggests there is support for the sale by younger Bahamians who see ben efits including more choices, cheap er cell phone rates, improved service and access to mobile TV. PRIMEMINISTER Hubert Ingraham speaks about the BTC sale in the House last week. T T h h e e m m a a j j o o r r i i t t y y o o f f i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l c c o o n n s s u u m m e e r r s s a a n n d d b b u u s s i i n n e e s s s s p p e e o o p p l l e e a a p p p p e e a a r r e e n n t t h h u u s s i i a a s s t t i i c c a a b b o o u u t t f f i i n n a a l l i i s s i i n n g g t t h h e e a a g g r r e e e e m m e e n n t t t t o o c c r r e e a a t t e e a a n n e e w w B B T T C C s s u u i i t t e e d d t t o o t t h h e e 2 2 1 1 s s t t c c e e n n t t u u r r y y . F NM statement M IAMI A CUBAN defector h as reunited with his family in Miami after U.S. officials intervened to have him released from a jail in El Salvador, according to Asso ciated Press. Dr. Rafael Fontirroche Cruz arrived Saturday, under a policy that allows Cuban medical personnel to come to the United States. He defected in October from a Cuban medical brigade assigned to work in Nicaragua, and even tually made his way to El Salvador. He was jailed there for violating immigration laws. His aunt in Miami sought help from Sen. Marco Rubio, who got various federal agencies and international embassies involved. Defectors are at risk for political persecution if they are returned to Cuba. CUBAN DEFECTOR ARRIVES IN MIAMI

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EDITOR, The Tribune. All is not well in the BCPOU. Several key members have expressed their displeasure of how their union has been prostituted. There has been a sense of disgust when membership realised that the PLP had highjacked their plight. But since then the spilt in the union became more evident when the obvious pressure was being applied heavier. We are not happy that our union has allowed itself to be used by a political entity. What is missing is that this union has people from all political parties, so how could the executive allow the PLP to take complete control of our efforts? It is the weakness of the leadership that was exploited. It is the inexperi ence of the leadership that has magnified the problem. We noticed that the presi dent is adamant to continue on the same course, knowing that we all do not support this and has expressed this to him on several occasions. We are also privy to information that one of the top leaders in unions in the country advised Mr Evans not to continue with this exercise. But it appears that he must complete whatever he probably promised to do. We are embarrassed that Mr Evans did not read the tea leaves and see that were not in support of this. The gathering on Bay Street the first time was mostly people sent there by the PLP; it was not our members, so the number was fictitious. BCPOU members were embarrassed for the extremely poor showing on R M Bailey Park and were not surprised that no one showed up on Bay Street this week, because we decided that we are not going to be pawns in a PLP game. It is so sad that we are now on a different course because we thought that we had a legitimate gripe. Mr Evans still has time to redeem himself for making such an asinine statement, trying to incite the Bahamian people. I know he is not expecting me and my friends who have mortgages to go downtown to assist the PLP in destabilising this country. It is so unfortu nate that greed has blinded the president and caused some to act crazy. As a member of the BCPOU, I expect Bernard Evans to apologise to all of the sensible union members and Bahamians everywhere about any attempt to destabilise this country. He and his family live here, how could he destroy it? If he was wise, he would try to solidify his own position as president, cause many behind the scenes are not comfortable with his style. It resembles another former leader we had, not too long ago, who had no respect for himself or his membership. His behaviour has already exposed him otherwise. Mr Evans does not speak for all of us. Many of us are happy and in great anticipa tion of being in an environment where politicians would not have any say in who gets hired and who gets promot ed. We are happy we do not have to go to the ministers office to meet for our jobs to be secured, like we did in 2003. We are happy that we would be given an opportu nity to advance in a company with far reaching influence. The sky is now the limits. At least, now we can share in the economic pie. We cant wait! DISGRUNTLE BCPOU MEMBER Nassau, February 10, 2011. EDITOR, The Tribune. For most people St Valentines day is a day of affections and confections, a day of kisses, chocolate, and flowers. But just as Christmas is about more than gifts, so too does Valentines Day have a deeper meaning. The true romance of the celebration begins with the legend of St Valentine in r oughly 270 A.D. S t Valentine was a holy p riest who was arrested and imprisoned for marrying Christian couples and for aiding Christians who were being persecuted during the reign of Claudius the Goth (Claudius II to prison where he was tortured in an attempt to make him renounce his Christian faith. When Valentine instead tried to convert Claudius, he was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, about the year 270. One legend says, while awaiting his execution, couples for whom he had conducted marriages brought him flowers and gifts to show their respect and admiration. This led to todays traditions of presenting your Valentine with gifts. It is also said that, while imprisoned, he restored the sight of his jailers blind daughter and that this miracle led to his eventual canonization. In 496 AD Pope Gelasius marked February 14th as a celebration in honour of his martyrdom. The legend of St Valentine is a tale of true love that transcends mere sentiment. Its noble purpose should inspire everyone in this new time of religious persecution to be equally vigilant and heroic in u pholding and defending the t raditional definition of marr iage presently under assault from secular humanists. Let St Valentine be our model and inspiration for life and humanity. PAUL KOKOSKI Canada, February 8, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited N ULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI B eing Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 E ILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972P ublished Daily Monday to Saturday S hirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 F reeport fax: (242 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm Y ESTERDAYS Gleaner reported that C able & Wireless Jamaica, trading as LIME Jamaica, continued its financial haemorrhaging in the December quarter, posting a $1.3 billion loss for the three-month period, nearly triple the $351.4 million of a year earlier. Despite this its managers continue to look on the bright side, insisting that they are on the verge of turning the company around. According to The Gleaner, Jamaica LIME h as been in retreat for the past decade since it lost its monopoly in Jamaicas telecomm unications market. Thats what happens to monopolies, s aid a Bahamian who is close to the situation. LIME Jamaica was doing the same foolish n ess as BTC because it felt secure in its monopoly, he said, then Digicel, an Irish company with dirt cheap rates, came in and ran it out of business. It was this lesson from fierce competition that forced Cable & Wireless into the efficient company that it is today with Digicel waiting in the background to meet it head on in the Bahamas when the floodgates are open to competition. O ne can now understand why the B ahamas government has offered and C&W having learned from its Jamaican experie nce has accepted the three-year prot ection cover from monopolies for BTCs cellular service. I f it were not for this three-year period to build BTC up to meet competitors, the Bahamas telecommunications company would crumble under the strain. C&W, on the other hand, although stumbling in Jamaica is prospering in Barbados and Trinidad. But there is no room for hubris. There is m uch to be done to get BTC in a position to meet the competition, and for three years the BTC staff, who are interested in their com-p any, will have an opportunity to prove that t hey are not among those who deserve to be made redundant. In an interview with the Jamaican Observer last year, Digicel CEO Colm Delves, said that Digicel looked at the Bahamas, but was not interested in just having a stake in BTC, and so it decided to pass on that. What was being offered there was a s take in the existing operator, said Mr Delves. We think that when liberalization takes place there, then that will be the appropriate time to enter that market. So in three years time Digicel and others might be the wolves at the door. Cable & Wireless will have to have BTC ready to meet the challenge and regardless of what Mr Evans, Mr Carroll and their unionists claim, they a re babes in the woods, ignorant of the hun gry sharks waiting in the world of competit ion to devour them and BTC. J udging from the various polls, street talk a nd radio talk shows, the majority of Bahamians approve the sale of BTC to C &W. They want better service, more choice, cheaper cell phone rates, access to mobile TV and the ability to phone the Family Islands as a part of the Bahamas, not as foreign islands with overseas charges. Bahamians are weary of the oft-repeated fiction that they own BTC. Ownership implies having some stake in the company. Although as tax payers they underwrite staffs alaries, they cannot even demand good serv ice. W ith the sale of BTC Bahamians will e ventually be able to buy shares in the comp any and have share certificates to prove that finally they do own a piece of BTC. A lthough Bernard Evans, BCPOU president, claims that unionists are against the sale of BTC, there are unions that have refused to join in his protest. Many are particularly upset after his reckless threats promising unrest similar to the violence in the past few weeks in Egypt. Mr Evans has asked Bahamians to have p atience with BTC because the publics ser vices will be affected somewhat because of the union protest. M r Evans seems to forget that Bahamians h ave exercised years of patience, grudging ly tolerating their high prices and indifferent service. Now that Bahamians see a way out and a deliverer on the horizon, they are ready to jump ship. Patience is at an end. Let St. Valentine be our model and inspiration for life and humanity LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Competition toughened Cable & Wireless BCPOU membership does not back Bernard Evans any more EDITOR, The Tribune. The Bahamas Governments efforts and its support of the police crime fighting campaign must be commended. The anklets for accused persons on bail, the increase in equipment for police patrols, the rapid recruitment and training of new police officers, the 8M$ made available to the police budget and the recent announcement of the court to hear gun cases. The latter is most important and if properly administrated could be amost important weapon in the war on crime. The court must give priority to the gun cases, early trials and appropriate sentences of those convicted. It is an opportunity to get those potential murderers, heartless hoodlums and terrorists at least for a short period giving police troops time to concentrate on new suspects and not be engaging so many repeat offenders daily. The success of the Court will depend on the strength of the prosecutor in his efforts to oppose bail and to ensure speedy trials, the police departments effort to have witnesses available for early trials and the magistrates full cooperation in dealing with the potential killers. The Police Staff Associa tion must impress upon its members the need for their full cooperation in attending the court. It must be made clear to criminals that moving around with a gun in their possession will not be tolerated. It is hoped that the private sector, through the Chamber of Commerce would support the police crime fighting initiatives by providing funds to reward persons, who give information that lead to arrests and recovery of guns. Rewards could be considered for information in cases of murder. As we say in the Caribbean money talks let us get some money out there to loosen some tongues. The polices magnificent efforts to eradicate guns from our streets could be one answer to our crime problem. We served with honour, we remember with pride. PAUL THOMPSON Sr Freeport, Grand Bahama, February 9, 2011. Governments support of police crime fighting campaign must be commended

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OPPOSITION spokesman on Housing and National Insurance Shane Gibson drew attention to shoddyw orkmanship on government homes being built in Grand Bahama yesterday and the sizable sums of money being spent by the government to repair them. In a statement, Mr Gibson said he listened with keen interest as homeowners in Grand Bahama described in detail the horrific experience they were made to endure as a result of shoddy workmanship in their homesb uilt since May 2, 2007. This is significant, Mr Gibson said, because Kenneth Russell and Brensil Rolle have laid claim to fames ince being appointed Minister and Parliamentary Secr etary for housing respectively. Despite the taxpayers being burdened with a senior a nd junior Minister and with b oth of them in the House of Assembly vowing never to allow faulty houses to beb uilt during their tenure in office, houses built in Ardas-tra Gardens incurred extens ive repairs in excess of $ 50,000 each last year. We n ow see this disgraceful and shameful debacle raising its u gly head once again, this time in Grand Bahama, the so-called FNM country.S carce public funds are being f ritted away whilst Russell and Rolle are asleep at the w heel, he said. Mr Gibson added it was not enough for Messrs Rus sell and Rolle to simply say t hat they would repair the houses as quickly as possible. The public will recall that R ussell, Rolle and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham pounded on their chests andb oastfully proclaimed and v owed that faulty houses would never be constructed under the watch of the FNM. To ensure that focused attention was brought to the governments housing pro-g ramme, the Prime Minister removed the responsibility for National Insurance and Urban Renewal from the portfolio of Russell and Rolle so they could concentrate on Housing, yet the construction of faulty houses from shoddy workmanship continuesu nabated. I cry shame of Russell and Rolle who have brought additional misery to the lives of struggling Bahamians. When this happened under my watch as Minister, they all blamed me personally. Now that it is happening under their watch, what do they do? They blame the contractors; by the same rule they applied to me as Minister they must now withs hame personally accept full blame. This is the type of hypocrisy this FNM Government has become known for,a nd I call on the Prime Minister to immediately termin ate these two individuals and appoint a person to oversee the Housing programme in the Bahamas. Over the ensuing months I will reveal more evidence of shoddy work and the construction of faulty housing byt his administration, Mr Gib son vowed. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Shane Gibson hits out at shoddy workmanship in GB government homes H OUSINGCONCERNS: Shane Gibson

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By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter n nicolls@tribunemedia.net T HE covert participation of Christian parents in the criminal activities of their children is at the core of the social malaise affecting the Bahamas, saida senior pastor during a crime forum. Bishop Simeon Hall, senior pastor at NewC ovenant Baptist Church, called on Bahamians, especially those who populate churches, to do what is right and Christian and not participate in crime and illegal activities in any way. Our unfettered support for all law enforcement agencies must mean that each citizen assumes to his or herself to obey all the laws in all areas of daily life and living, he said. Minister of National S ecurity Tommy Turnquest, who participated in the panel discussion, said something is wrong when parents do nothing, having o bserved their children w ith a $15,000 annual salary, a $40,000 car in the front yard, and thousands of dollars in their pockets. In his near four years of service as minister, he said he know of only one or two c ases of a mother ever turni ng her son into the authori ties. B ishop Hall issued a call t o Bahamians in an envi ronment of anticipation over planned protest action against the governments sale of BTC to Cable and Wireless. Unionists have warned they may turn thec ountry into a small Egypt. We call on all Bahamians to resist any and all attempts to achieve their d esired goals, however n oble, through illegal and destructive means, said Bishop Hall. The men spoke on a range of security related topics to an audience of ministers of religion. Bisho p Hall commended the g overnments efforts to s treamline the prosecution o f gun related crimes with t he designation of a magis t rate court as a gun court. No guns are made anyw here in the Bahamas and t he number of guns which proliferate our communities reflects poorly on those responsible with guarding our borders; ports of entry and pleasure boats, said Bishop Hall. L OCAL NEWS P AGE 6, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Pastor criticises covert participation of parents in their childrens crimes CRIMECONCERNS: Bishop Simeon Hall BAHAMIAN WATCHMAKER COMPLETES BREITLING COURSE IN SWITZERLAND WATCHMAKER: Jerome Grey working on time piece. BREITLING PRESENTS Jerome Grey with Level 2 Certificate. Pictured from left to right: Nicolas Simmons, Manager, Breitling Boutique; Jerome Grey, Breitling Level II Watch Maker; Francois Giradet, Breitlings, Director of Breitling International After-Sales Service; Edward Gibby, Breitling Caribbean Representative. JEROME GRAY a newly-certified Bahamian watchmaker located at the Breitling Boutique on Bay Street, Nassau, returned from Switzerland recently with spe cialised training that raises the bar for quality service in the Bahamas. He successfully completed multiple training courses at Breitling headquarters in Grenchen before earning the destinction that will allow him to service more than 70 per cent of all watches that Breitling manufac tures. Mr Gray is currently the only person in the Bahamas with Level II certification training from Swiss-based Breitling. Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade has paid tribute to retired assistant commissioner Basil Dean who died on Friday. M r Greenslade described M r Dean as a fearless detective who was an inspiration to many young men and women on the force. Assistant Commissioner D ean leaves a legacy of productivity, success, courage, loyalty, and integrity defined o ver many years of committ ed and dedicated service to t he people of The B ahamas, said Mr G reenslade. He made numerous sacrifices in the face of tremendous dangers during a lifelong career in law enforcement in The Bahamas and he molded the lives of many young aspiring men and women in the Force and provided effective leadership examples for them to follow. Because of his contributions to succession planning in the Force, many young B ahamians have been elevated to lofty heights previously unknown. Assistant Commissioner D ean was a fearless detect ive whose reputation and tenacity in getting the jobd one was well known t hroughout The Bahamas. To his credit is the successful resolution of many notable criminal investigations and the charging and prosecution of many notorious felons. His stellar leadership attributes were evidenced d aily and attracted the best and the brightest young aspirants who were eager to p rove their worth in the policing arena. In addition to his comp etence and productivity in t he criminal investigation a rena, Assistant Commissioner D ean spent many years in t he Police Training College where he molded the characters of numerous serving officers who are now leaders in The Royal Bahamas Police Force. In retirement Assistant Commissioner Dean remained intimately conn ected with the Royal B ahamas Police Force and never hesitated to provide assistance and to support Force initiatives by his presence and his wider commun ity influence. He looked forward to every fellowship with his law enforcement a lma mater whenever the o pportunity arose and his c ontributions were always p ositive and meaningful. Assistant Commissioner D ean was dedicated to making the Bahamas a safer place to live, visit, work, and play and he had no tolerance for anyone who would seek to disrupt the peace and serenity of our communities. He spent most of his life doing what he loved best and he was the best at doing what he loved. All members of the Roya l Bahamas Police Force owe a significant debt of gratitude to Assistant Commissioner Dean and will forever cherish his memory and t he positive contributions he has made to nation building. We are proud of the life he l ived and we are proud to r emember him as one of our f inest sons. M r Dean, who served as s enior vice president of secur ity and surveillance at Atlantis after his retirement from the force, died at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida. Having been diagnosed w ith colon cancer three years ago, Mr Dean was said to be undergoing treatment a t the clinic when he suff ered a massive seizure. He d ied as a result. He was 63. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Commissioner pays tribute to fearless detective Basil Dean MINISTERPRESENTSPOLICETEAMWITHWINNINGTROPHY RIGHT: Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest (centre v in Dames (right trophy to Anthony Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Police Force basketball team. The Bahamas officers wonthe event on Saturday night defeating the Jamaican Defence Force at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. B ELOW: T he Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band perform during the halftime show. SEE SPORTSSECTIONFORFULLSTORY FELIPE MAJOR /TRIBUNE STAFF Retired police chief who died on Friday made numerous sacrifices TRIBUTE: Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade

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By SIR RONALD SANDERS ( The writer is a consultant and former Caribbean diplo-m at). THERE should be no doubt that the people of the Caribbean Community( CARICOM) are well aware that failure of the regional integration project to contribute to solving the urgent problems, which now beset their countries, is really a failure of leadership. I n a thoughtful almost despairing column last week entitled A new commitmentto regionalism, my friend and colleague, David Jessop, recorded his troubling conversations with a wide range o f Caribbean visitors on where the regional integrat ion process is going. He reported that to a person, all w ere concerned that national s elf-interest and the absence o f vision among leaders were p ulling the Caribbean apart and removing any ambition f or taking the regional project forwards. As I was about to write this c ommentary, I received an em ail from a distinguished and l earned Caribbean person w ho has held ministerial office in the region and whose regional contacts are wide and d iverse. T he e-mail said: The real problem is that there is no o ne among the reigning politi cal class of vision and intellect sufficient to provide the leadership. There is, too, no technician of the calibre of (William D emas or (Sir Alister t yre. Additionally, the impact o f the recession has left the politicians with no time for the integration movement. They are really pushed onto a survival path struggling as t hey all do with growing u nemployment and serious f inancial problems both on t heir current and foreign accounts. The virtual abandonment o f the integration movement is unfortunate, for a fully functioning, expanded ande nriched integration will in t he end be the buffer against some of the very problems which we are currently exper iencing. And, therein lies the rub there is a lack of understand i ng that a fully functioning, expanded and enriched integration could help to solvem any of the problems that now confront CARICOM c ountries. W hat the region needs now is more not less integration, for not one of its member countries not even Trinidad and Tobago with its o il and gas resources can h ope to maintain its autonom y in a globalized world in which the rich and powerful are intent upon a new kind of dominance; one which marginalizes small countriesw hose concerns become i mportant only when they c oincide with the interests of t he powerful. The leaders of CARICOM, therefore, should bes trengthening and sharpening the regional integration process as a vital instrumenti n improving the conditions o f their countries individually and collectively. But, the process has to s tart with a willingness by leaders to talk with each other frankly, openly and withe mpathy, and it has to be infused with an acknowledgment that they have sidet racked the regional integration process, and must put it back on a main track because their countries need it. T he conversation has to be underlined by a desire tor each collective decisions w hich take account of the circ umstances of each in trying t o achieve benefits for all. The present media squabb le over an announcement by those in Trinidad and Tobagow ho own and control C aribbean Airlines Limited (CAL with LIAT in some Eastern Caribbean destinations, and the response of the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Ralph Gon s alves, epitomizes the absence of dialogue at appropriate levels in the region. O ne would hope that if the region now had a strong Sec-r etary-General as the Chief E xecutive Officer of the r egional movement, he or she would have stepped-in long ago not only to diffuse thisi ssue, but to steer the leaders involved to a path of cooperation that could realize mutually beneficial objectives. B ut the truth is that the regional movement now needs more than a strong Secr etary-General, it requires a complete overhaul of the entire CARICOM machinery,b eginning with a renewed commitment to regionalismb y leaders. New priorities have to be set for CARICOM and many of its dead-weight issues dropped; both sufficient finan-c ial resources and appropriate skills have to be employed to accomplish the priorities which must include strategic partnerships with the private sector and with international partners including China,I ndia and Brazil to help crank-up economic growth through investment and employment. All is not well in CARICOM. Indeed, much of it is ailing, and while the regional p roject weakens, all of its member countries are being l eft behind in the global race for betterment. T here are also some stark r ealities that should be conf ronted, not to jab accusatory f ingers but to see how best these realities can be used to i mprove national economies and the region as a whole. Here are some of the reali ties. Trinidad and Tobago h as consistently maintained t he smallest percentage of i ntra-regional imports, as a percentage of total imports, averaging less than 2 per cent e ach year between 2004 and 2 009 and valued at its highest point in 2008 at US$121 million. On the flip side,T rinidad and Tobago has enjoyed the largest increase in intra-regional exports from U S$859 million in 2004 to U S$3.2 billion in 2008 ( source: Caricom Secretariat Trade and Investment report 2 010). That surplus alone which many regional producersa scribe to unfair advantage due to cheaper sources of energy should encourageT rinidad and Tobago to work with its CARICOM partners to invest some of that trade surplus not in give-aways but in bankable projects that would bring mutual benefitst o all. A further reality is that J amaica is the largest intraregional importer, due in part to its larger population size. Jamaican manufacturers cry out about the unfair advan-t age of Trinidad manufacturers, but the CARICOM treaty allows Jamaican manufacturers to establish a manufacturing presence in Trinidad and to also take advantage of cheaper energy. T here are myriad ways in which CARICOM can benefit all its members, if there is a resolve to approach the regional project with a can do and not will not do attitude. And, there is much that C ARICOM should be doing collectively. T ourism the engine of economic growth for the m ajority of countries is s truggling and desperately n eeds combined regional a ction that it is not getting. Here again are some facts: B etween 1998 and 2008, tourist arrivals in CARICOM grew at an average rate of 2p er cent per year while the w orld average was 6.5 per c ent per year. A rrivals in CARICOM fell to 5.96 million in 2008 from all time high of 6.16 million i n 2007. T he years 2009 and 2010 showed no improvement and introduced many new chal-l enges. To revitalize the industry and to make it globally competitive requires r egional creativity and regiona l action. C ARICOM needs strong leadership, a new vision and n ew and relevant priorities in a more dynamic structure. Only the leaders can begint he process of overhauling it for the benefit of the regions people. Responses and previous commentaries at: www.sirronaldsanders.com P AGE 8, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CARICOM: Its leadership thats needed WORLDVIEW SIRRONALDSANDERS

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Like jewellery that accessorises your home, these details can make quite a statement about your pride of ownership. Another way to show off is to reduce your furnishings by at least 25 per cent througho ut the house, even if you have to pay for storage. This will convey a sense of open space to potential purchasers as they size up the interior for their own belongings. No old or outdated furnishings should be visible! Finally, when your home is being shown, you can subconsciously influence buyers through their noses. I t may sound silly, but its proven that a home smelling of freshly made bread or cookies has a chance of generating more offers. Of course, a spotless kitchen helps to increase that impact. Remember to conveniently stay out of the way of your BREA agent and his/her clients when they are viewing your home. Conveying cleanliness and comfort t hroughout your home will make a lasting impression, so dont overlook the power of the senses! Tip of the week: RememberPrice it right and have your home in A1 condition if you want the quick sale. (Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty) REALESTATE: Sights and smells By GLADSTONE THURSTON Bahamas Information Services THEIndian government wants to construct an information technology centre for Bahamians. This was confirmed by Indias High Commissioner to the Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder S. Grover. He was in Nassau last weekend for the signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA and India. Mr. Grover was accompanied by State Bank of India officials Vikas Chandra, chief executive officer, and Vijay Panda, manager. Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing who signed on behalf of the Bahamas, lauded Indias contribution to the Bahamian society. Mr. Grover said the project will begin when a formal agreement is in place. A memorandum of understanding is being worked on. The centre will utilise Indian hardware and software, to train hundreds of Bahamian students s o that they can get skills in infor mation technology and contribute to the development of their country, Mr. Grover said. Given the Bahamas push toward e-government and using technology to drive economic growth and development, said Minister Laing, an IT centre w ould be a marvelous develop ment. India is very well accomplished in information technology and having the benefit of their expertise to help drive training and development for people in that area would be an immeasurable contribution. I absolutely look forw ard to the evolution of that. A similar information technol ogy centre was established in Jamaica. The Minister of Education has been invited to tour it to determine whether it can be adapted or modified to suit the objectives of the Bahamas. During this visit Mr. Grover m et with officials who have been tasked with working out the requirements of a curriculum so that we can harness the full poten tial and benefit of this proposed information technology centre. The tax information exchange agreement with India was the 24th signed by the Bahamas and the third with a major Asian nation. Mr Laing hailed India, the worlds largest democracy, as one of the emerging giants on the global economic landscape. Both countries are active par ticipants in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD Forum on Transparency and Tax Information Exchange and its peer review committee. The involvement of both our governments in the international t ax co-operation work of the UN and the OECD, as well as the conclusion of this TIEA, said Mr. Laing, further demonstrates the mutual commitment we share for the effective implementation of accepted international standards for financial regulation and crossborder co-operation. The Government is confident that the continued expansion of its tax cooperation network fur t her enhances The Bahamas position as a choice international comm ercial centre in which, and from which, to conduct business. Mr. Grover said the TIEA will be a springboard for further economic cooperation, it will fur ther facilitate economic interac tion, and it will enable us to explore more avenues for cooperation. India plans to build information technology centre for Bahamians ABOVE: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing (right and Indias High Commissioner to the Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder S. Grover, sign a tax information exchange agreement. At far left is Vikas Chandra, chief executive officer, State Bank of India. The Ministry of Finances administrative cadet Mario Roland is assisting. RIGHT: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing (right accepts a gift from Indias High Commissioner to The Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder S. Grover following the signing a tax agreement.

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I NSIGHT P AGE 10B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM TEHRAN, Iran Associated Press IRAN'Sopposition on Sunday renewed its call for a rally in sup p ort of protesters in Tunisia and Egypt despite a government warn ing of repercussions if demonstrat ions take place, a reformist website r eported. In a statement published on Kaleme.com, the opposition urgedi ts supporters to rally on Monday in c entral Tehran and accused the gov ernment of hypocrisy by voicing sup p ort for the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings while refusing to allow Iranian political activists to stage a peaceful demonstration. W ary of a reinvigorated opposi tion at home, Iranian authorities have detained several activists and journalists in recent weeks and opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi was put under house arrest, apparently i n connection with the request to s tage the rally. The statement said further restrictions on Karroubi and fellow oppo-s ition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi w ere a sign of the "increasing weak ness and fear of the government about the most peaceful civil andp olitical rights" of Iranians. In another report, Kaleme said many university students as well as a r eformist cleric group have promised to attend the rally. But it was not clear whether the rally would actually take place. Many opposition calls for d emonstrations in the past months have gone unheeded. Still, the opposition's persistence has placed the government in a bind. Iran's hard-line rulers who have also tried to capitalize on the uprising a gainst their regional rivals in Egypt 's U.S.-allied regime are seeking to deprive their own opponents at home of any chance to reinvigorate am ovement swept from the streets in a heavy military crackdown. Both Mousavi and Karroubi have compared the unrest in Egypt andT unisia with their own postelection protest movement in 2009, which the Iranian government eventually man a ged to quash. Mousavi said Iran's demonstrations were the starting point for the recent revolts in Cairo and Tunis, and that all the uprisings a imed at ending the "oppression of the rulers." The protests that swept Iran in the months after the 2009 vote grew into a larger movement opposed to Iran's ruling system. It was the biggest chall enge faced by Iran's clerical leaders hip since it came to power in the 1979 revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah. H undreds of thousands peacefully t ook to the streets in support of Mousavi, and some powerful clerics sided with the opposition. H owever a heavy military crack down suppressed the protests, and many in the opposition from m idlevel political figures to street activists, journalists and human rights workers were arrested. The opposition has not been able t o hold a major protest since December 2009. Iranian opposition defies warning, calls for rally A PRO-GOVERNMENT I ranian demonstrator holds an anti-Mubarak placard as another one holds a poster of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a gatheri ng in support of Egyptians protests, after their Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP RAMALLAH, West Bank Associated Press THE PALESTINIANleadership in the West Bank promised to hold long-overdue general elections by Sep tember, a surprise move spurred by political unrest rocking the Arab world and embarrassing TV leaks about peace talks with Israel. In principle, elections could help end the deep political split between West Bankbased President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic mili tant Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, the other territo ry the Palestinians want for their state. Hamas immediately ruled out participation, saying the vote was meant to divert attention from the scandal caused by the secret documents uncovered by the AlJazeera satellite channel last month. Still, it could become diffi cult for Hamas to reject elec tions at a time of growing calls for democracy through out the Middle East. Hamas itself has praised the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a victory for the Egyptian people. In a sign of the political damage caused by the leaks, chief Palestinian peace nego tiator Saeb Erekat announced his resignation Saturday. Erekat has been widely vili fied since Al-Jazeera, citing hundreds of internal documents, alleged last month that Palestinian negotiators secretly offered far-reaching concessions to Israel. The call for elections came a day after Mubarak stepped down, forced out by mass protests against his ironfisted 30-year rule. The Egyptian uprising and another success ful revolt in Tunisia a month earlier have inspired calls for democratic reform throughout the region. Abbas aide Yasser Abed Rabbo said Saturday that preparations were under way for legislative and presiden tial elections later this year. "We call on parties to put aside all of their differences and to focus on conducting the elections by September at the latest," he told a news conference. He did not give a firm date for the vote. The announcement appeared to be an act of des peration by an embattled gov ernment that has been weakened by the standstill in peace efforts with Israel, its rivalry with Hamas and the loss of its key Arab ally in Egypt. Mubarak had served as an important mediator between Israel and the Palestinians, and rallied Arab support for Abbas when needed. Abbas is still feeling the aftershocks from Al-Jazeera's reports on "The Palestine Papers." The documents showed that in 2008 Abbas agreed to major concessions toward Israel by dropping claims to parts of east Jerusalem, the hoped-for Palestinian capital, and acknowledging that most Palestinian refugees would never return to the lost properties in what is now Israel. Erekat, known for his fre quent appearances in both the English and Arabic media, said he resigned as chief nego tiator because the documents were leaked by someone from his office. With the call for elections, Abbas is trying to signal that he is attentive to his people's demands. By putting his job on the line, he can portray himself as a leader commit ted to democracy. It was not clear whether Abbas, who has said he would step down after his current term, would seek re-election. But the move is a gamble. With peace talks on hold, Abbas and his Fatah party will have no major accomplishment to present to vot ers. And Hamas, which seized Gaza from Abbas' forces in 2007, said it would not participate in the elections. Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, called the election "illegitimate." "Hamas will not participate or recognize or give any cover for this election and we consider this announcement as a conspiracy against the Palestinian people," he said. Hamas, an Iranian-backed militant group, rejects peace with Israel. The elections appeared to be part of a broader strategic shift by Abbas in recent months. Abbas has largely given up on a peace deal and as an alternative plans to seek international recognition of Palestinian independence. September is shaping up to be an important month for the Palestinians. At that time, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad expects to complete a two-year process of building the state from the ground up. The Palestinians have also signaled they will ask the U.N. Security Council, whose decisions are legally binding, to formally recognize an independent Palestine at that time. Israeli officials have dismissed the Palestinian tactics, saying unilateral recognitions will not change the situation on the ground and that there is no replacement for direct negotiations. However, Netanyahu's hardline government, already reluctant to making deep concessions to the Palestinians, appears unlikely to make any bold offers while the Egyptian situation remains fluid. Palestinians to hold elections by September PALESTINIAN holds up an Egyptian flag during a demonstration in support of the Egyptian people, outside the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, yesterday. (AP KABUL, Afghanistan Associated Press AMIDsurging demand for rare-earth minerals usedi n everything from cell p hones to gas-saving cars, Afghans are dreaming of cashing in on vast deposits they believe lie beneath their feet. The problem is that they a re in one of the country's m ost dangerous spots, on the south bank of the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan, where fighting rages in a traditionalT aliban stronghold. T hat Afghanistan sits on vast mineral wealth has been detailed in several surveys, the most extensive of which were conducted byt he Soviets in the 1970s. Mining companies, both Afghan and foreign,a lready have shown interest, notably in its copper, iron and oil. L ast month, Afghan offic ials proudly presented what they say is $3 trillion worth of deposits scattered throughout the country, more than triple the initial d ollar amount estimated by t he U.S. Defense Departm ent last June. But with poor infrastructure and security thatr anges from precarious to downright prohibitive,t here is a limit to how much t he country can hope for, a t least in the medium term. Among the most exciting right now are the rare e arths, with a spat between China and Japan last fall highlighting China's nearmonopoly on the minerals. I n 2007 the U.S. Geological Survey estimated 1.4 million metric tons of rare-e arth elements lie in southwest Helmand. The Afghan Ministry of Mines sayst here is more elsewhere in the country, "huge deposits" overall, accord ing to Jalil Jumriani, who d eals with policy and pro motion at the ministry in Kabul. The U.S. Defense Department's Task Forcefor Business and Stability O perations estimates the K hanneshin area in Hel mand holds some $89 billion in rare earths and nio b ium, minerals strategic for high tech and industrial industries. "This deposit could rep resent a long-term devel opment opportunity for H elmand province that would create jobs across thes pectrum from low-skilled laborers to chemists, physi cists and engineers," the task force said in a statement last month. USGS scientists are analyzing samples taken over the past 18 months from Helmand to determine what exactly is there in the way of the 17 rare-earth minerals. Jack Medlin, a USGS specialist, said it was too soon to call it "a world-class rare-earths deposit. We're not there yet. We will be there probably by midsummer." Jumriani said officials were treading cautiously. Once the picture clears and the mining law is over hauled to define investors' rights, Afghanistan will hold a road show to present its rare-earth deposits, pos sibly this summer in Hong Kong or Singapore. "We want to take these steps slowly, and we want to make sure that the people in Afghanistan can get the real benefits of this," Jumriani said. Rare-earth minerals are used in areas as diverse ascell phones, hybrid car bat teries, defense industries and wind turbines, and China accounts for 97 percentof production. China has 30 percent of the world's rare-earth deposits, but the United States, Australia and oth ers stopped mining their own a decade ago because it was cheaper to buy Chi nese ores. Several companies now plan to resume production in North Amer ica and Australia. RARE-EARTH SHORTAGE? AFGHANS THINK THEY CAN HELP

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B y CONSTABLE 3011 M AKELLE PINDER DRUGawareness provides a reality check and resource for parents to understand the issues their children a re experiencing. Children are bombarded with opportunities, from egging to shoplifting. Experimenting, using and abusing drugs is every parents nightmare. Recognising the signs and behaviour of drug use and working with y our child is better than going t hrough drug rehabilitative treatment later. A parents biggest asset i s communication and setting high family values W HERE DO I START? D rug awareness education for y our child should begin and continue at home, be enhanced throughc lassroom education and be prom oted by law enforcement. M ake sure you are open and hon est with children let them know experimenting and using drugs are not accepted practises at your home. U tilise resources from schools, churches and community groups to p rovide accurate information since parents need to know as much about drugs as their children do! F inally, look to local law enforcement who often speak at public m eetings and in schools. Additional resources can be found o n-line. WHAT IS OUT THERE? L earning about drugs is easiest when they are classified into 4 categ ories: Hallucinogens: Block the brains p ain receptors. Time and movement seem to slow. Speech is difficult to u nderstand and users hallucinate. Physical effects include loss of appetite, dilated pupils, increasedh eart rate and sleeplessness. Common names: PCP, Angel Dust, Magic Mushrooms, White Lightening. Stimulants: Make the heart beat f aster which result in elevated blood p ressure, blurred vision, dizziness, a nd anxiety or sleep deprivation. S timulants may cause stroke or h eart failure. Taken orally, injected o r inhaled. Common names: Speed, Crank, and Crystal Meth. Depressants: Same effects as alcohol slurred speech and altered perception of reality. Many are in colourful pill form large doses often r esults in convulsions or death. Narcotics: Addictive drugs that reduce pain, alters the mood andb ehaviour may induce sleep. Excess ive amounts suppress the ability to breathe and can cause coma or con vulsions. Common names: Opium, M orphine, LSD, Demerol, Hillbilly and Heroin. W HAT DO I LOOK FOR? Sight: Look at your child are t heir eyes and cheeks flushed red? A re the pupils overly constricted or d ilated? Are there strange burns on t he mouth or fingers? Do long s leeves hide marks? Nosebleeds? Smell: Most drugs leave telltale smells. If you notice smells on the breath or clothing be concerned! Be cognitive of overused breath fresheners or heavy perfumes to mask smells. S ound: L isten to what your child says (or doesnt say S ilence should be a clue! If grades s tart slipping, be aware of possible d rug abuse. Other indicators include skipping school, quitting extracurricular activities and loosing moti-v ation. Should you need more information on Drug Awareness or if you have information pertaining to any crime, please do not hesitate to con tact the police at or Crime Stoppers at 328-tips (New Provi-d ence), 1-300-8476 (Family Island or If you know of Individuals who may be inneed of counselling ande motional support please contact the Department of Social Services hotline number at 322-2763. P AGE 10, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Royal Bahamas Police Force National Crime Prevention Office Drug Awareness: A Parents Guide

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INSIGHT THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM front of a row of Egyptian military and national flags and read t he council statement, proclaimi ng that the military is "looking forward to a peaceful transition .. to permit an elected civil a uthority to be in charge of the c ountry to build a democratic f ree nation." T he military statement also s aid Egypt will "abide by all regional and international t reaties and agreements, and commitments" reassurance to its top ally the United States that E gypt's 1979 peace accord with Israel is not in danger. I sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the s tatement, saying the treaty "has g reatly contributed to both countries and is the cornerstone for p eace and stability in the entire Middle East." Turmoil Israel has been deeply concerned that Egypt's turmoil could threaten the peace accord, the first between an Arab nation and Israel. But Egypt's militarys trongly supports the peace deal, not in small part because it guar antees U.S. aid for the armed f orces, currently running at $1.3 b illion a year. While anti-Israeli feeling is strong in Egypt, few so far seriously call for the treaty's abrogation. A lso, the Supreme Council asked the current government, installed by Mubarak afterp rotests broke out Jan. 25, and provincial governors to "contin-ue their activities until a new government is formed." I t did not say when that would h appen, but it seemed to imply the army would draw one up to replace the current one. T he move to keep the govern ment of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in place appeared to be a stopgap measure to keep the state and economy functioning at a time when the country is try ing to recover from the economic fallout of the upheaval. For days, many businesses and shops were closed, much of Cairo's population of 18 million stayed home under heavy cur few, and foreign tourists one of the top sources of revenues fled the country. Earlier this week, even as businesses began to reopen on a wide scale, labor s trikes erupted around the count ry, many at state industries or b ranches of the bureaucracy. The Supreme Council statem ent asked the public, particul arly the millions in the government sector, to "work to push the economy forward," an apparent call for everyone to return to work. The military relaxed the curfew now to run from midnight t o 6 a.m. instead of 8 p.m. to 6 a .m. and the stock market a nnounced plans to reopen on W ednesday after a closure of n early three weeks. T he other force that has hardly been heard from yet is the remainder of Mubarak's regime, which was accused of widespread corruption and authoritarianism but also has the experience in the nitty gritty of running the c ountry, unlike the military. Members of Mubarak's National Democratic Party still d ominate ministries, parliament, s tate industries and other bodi es. The powerful security forces, accused of widespread use of torture and involvement in pastv ote rigging, remain empowered by the emergency law that gives them wide authorities of arrest. The regime remainders are b attered. Some of its top per sonalities were purged in Mubarak's last days. Seeking to placate protester demands, thep ublic prosecutor has launched a corruption investigation into four of the millionaire businessmanp oliticians who came to domi n ate the NDP under the leader ship of Mubarak's son, Gamal former ministers Ahmed Maghrabi, Rashid MohammedR ashid and Zuheir Garana as well as ex-ruling party figure Ahmed Ezz. O n Saturday, the prosecutor general asked European coun tries to freeze the assets of the four. He also announced a travelb an on former prime minister A hmed Nazif, former interior minister Habib el-Adly and information minister Anas elFiqqi, who told state TV on Saturday that he has now resigned his post. But much of the regime is in place too entrenched to call "former" and parts of it may resist changes that threaten their position. The security forces, in particular, have hardly been heard from since they were p ulled off the streets during the crisis following clashes with protesters and replaced by the army. R egime figures are certain to play a role in the transition. The question is how much of a role the military will give them and tow hat degree it will let in other v oices. The protest organizers say they so far have had no direct talksw ith the military. "There are no channels of communications between us and the army but some public figures can help us,"s aid Harb. He said "prominent figures" may play a mediating role. Rallies T he coalition that called for the Tahrir protest camp to be lifted and replaced by weekly rallies is highly influential in the square. But they do not claim to be its leaders and often say they can't defy the will of the "revo lution." It is made up of several youth activist groups, including supporters of reform advocate and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei and youth from the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. On Saturday, there was no sign that protesters were heading h ome from Tahrir, and the tent city set up to accommodate them remained largely in place. If any did leave, they were replaced byc rowds streaming in to celebrate. F amilies with children and rev elers filled the square, dancing, singing and chanting, their facesp ainted in the black-red-andwhite colors of the national flag.A rock band with an electric gui tar played on a stage, vendorss old popcorn. One man on the sidewalk had a stand with dozens of wallets that had been taken from pick pockets caught in the square, and people came by to try find their lost property. At one corner of the square, a memorial to the around 300 peo ple killed in the turmoil was erected, with pictures of some of them on the sidewalk surrounded by velvet ropes. Elsewhere a group of artists lowered a fourmeter-tall (13 foot ite to the ground with a crane, planning to engrave it with the names of the dead as a memorial. The day of beautifying Tahrir Square," a giant banner read. Piles of trash were packed into bags. Young men repaintedc urbs in the black-and-white patt ern used in Cairo, then stood in lines to prevent crowds from marring the wet paint. Burnt-outv ehicles used as barricades during the fighting were towed away. Among many was a powerful o ptimism that in the days ahead the military, which allowed protests to grow without interfering over the course of the cri sis, was now sincere in ensuring democratic change. "I have full confidence in the army, they are the cleanest insti tution in the whole country and I know they'll do the right thing," said Mustafa al-Husseini, a 25year-old electrical engineer who left his work 10 days ago to protest in the square. "The Egyptian army is made up of people like us and it's not their job to get into politics. They'll guide us through a peaceful transition." Protesters press for voice in an Egyptian democracy A N EGYPTIAN GIRL w aves a national flag as she celebrates near Tahrir Square in Cairo street, Egypt, Saturday. (AP E GYPTIAN PRESIDENT H osni Mubarak stepped down on Friday. (AP FROM page 12B

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The managers IA expired on October 1, 2007. Provisions in the old a greement allow it to roll o ver until a new agreement i s negotiated. Managers claim the old agreement rolled over with the exclusion of salary related clauses. As a result, manager salaries have been frozenf rom about 2006. A t the same time, a new I A was put in place at least t wo years ago for line staff. This has resulted in somel ine salaries eclipsing those o f management, said Mr Dean. Since the workers union has about 1,000 members a nd the management union only has about 100, Mr Dean said the psychology o f the executive managem ent is that they don't h ave the same fear for us. S ince managers are a ssumed to be highly educ ated professionals, the executive management is more afraid of the work ers resorting to industrial action and cutting out the lights. In a statement last week, B EC's executive management said they were unaware of the unions c oncerns. The body cons ists of Kevin Basden, gene ral manager, Michael Moss, executive chairman, and Antoinette Turnquest,a ssistant GM for industrial relations matters and human resources. T he statement encoura ged union leaders to meet with the executive man agement. It reassured the public of the corporationsc ommitment to working closely with the BEUMU in the best interest of employees and customers. Union leaders are accusi ng the executive managem ent of manipulation. On February 3, the union wrote to the general manager to express its frustration. The last sentence of the letter, signed by the president, stated: As a result of all the (outstanding issues and broken promises) you are advised that you have succeeded in aggravating the members of this union. We are satisfied that we have done more than our share in the attempts to have our concerns resolved amicably and peacefully but to no avail. Effectively you have d isappointed and made all o f our members sick. Mr Dean said the union met with the executive management on December 2, 2010. In that meeting a counter proposal to the IA submitted by the union in 2007 was promised in five business days. Now, two months later, union leaders say no more negotiations. They are sick and tired, literally and figuratively. Mr Dean said they want the former IA to be rolled forward in its entirety. The annual salary increases the union wants paid retroactively from 2007 will proba bly amount to millions, s aid Mr Dean. But had they paid it way back then, they would have never felt it, he said. Union members are confident BEC will do what is in the best interest of the workers and the country. But if they dont, Mr Dean said he is confident the strike vote will pass and then no one knows what course of action will be taken. All options will be on the table in keeping with labour laws. Mr Dean said former attempts to be conciliatory were rejected, and now there is no way out for t he executive management except paying the people. Because we were sensitive to the economic situation we were willing to concede some things. We said give each manager a lump some payout and we would not worry about salary scale increases, which meant no pension fund contribution increases as well. They rejected that offer. Now we want to invoke Article 47. We want the entire industrial agreement as is to roll forward, he said. As for claims by BEC that managerial staff orchestrated and are e ngaged in an apparent sick-out, Mr Dean said that was not orchestrated. They were sick: sick and tired of what management is doing. He noted that the IA allows workers to be sick for two days without providing a medical certificate. It is only with more than five sick days without a medical certificate that workers are subject to disciplinary action, said Mr Dean. the land. A prominent Bahamian c hurch has been facilitating the lease arrangement. Everybody thinks Haitians steal the land. That is not how it goes. They have to pay lease to someone, a nd it is usually a Bahamian person living in a high place. They are not telling the truth and you would bes urprised to know the names, said J etta Baptiste, Bahamian attorney and president of the Haitian Bahamian Society of the Bahamas. It is so sad because the government knows. All of these people say they pay and they have been payingf or years, said Mrs Baptiste. Residents of Mackey Yard, the Haitian village that recently burned down, said they lived free of charge, b ut many are under the impression the land is owned by the Mackey family, and administered by Kenny M ackey. Mr Mackey denies being responsible for the land, although hea dmits his family once was involved a nd authorised some people to live t here. The only one who had permission a re those my parents left there and one or two offspring who are no l onger even there. Those people c ame there, they were told not to b uild, said Mr Mackey, speaking of n ewer residents. Mr Rolle said the government has now determined the land is Crown land. While Haitian residents in all of t he villages do not pay rent to Bahamians, most of the residents are made to believe that someone owns the land and has given permission for its use, said a Bahamian, who represents Haitian immigrants. Another Bahamian said Haitian r esidents have been manipulated and victimised from a number of fronts. W hile the large majority of residents in Haitian villages are undocu mented immigrants, some estimates p ut the number of Haitian immi grants with valid work permits at 30 to 40 per cent. There is also a small percentage of Bahamian citizens livi ng in the villages. Where many of the villages are l ocated, no one used to live around t here. These lands were in the bush. As time went along the land around w as developed, but these places were a lready there. What you see now, t hese villages are not new. They are e xpanding, but they are established. When they built in the bush nobody knew and nobody cared, said a land developer. Mr Rolle said many of the villages s prung up because people on these properties either worked for someo ne or paid someone who was a Bahamian national. He said the genesis of some villages is a Bahamian who may have farmed the land and hired one or two Haitian workers. I find it difficult to believe that in a community surrounded by Bahamians that immigrants just go and cap t ure that piece of land. I suspect they would have come to that property by the initiative of someone who ownedo r leased the land, or were seeking to develop the land. I suspect that is how most of these towns initially developed, said Mr Rolle. FROM page one BAHAMIANS COLLECTING RENT FROM HAITIAN SHANTY TOWNS BECstrike vote looms FROM page one GARDEN HILLS MP Brensil Rolle

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( This is the first of a threep art series delivered by Sir Shridath Ramphal at the Eleventh Sir Archibald Nedd Memorial Lecture in Grenada on January 28. (Sir Shridath, better known as Sonny Ramphal, s erved as the second Comm onwealth Secretary-General (1975-1990 previously served as the Foreign Minister of Guyana from 1972 to 1975. Sir Shridath was the Chanc ellor of the University of Warwick, then the Universit y of the West Indies. He a lso served as Chancellor o f the University of G uyana. He was made an H onorary Fellow of the R oyal Society of Arts and is vice-president of the Royal Commonwealth Society. He is the father-in-law of Sir Ronald Sanders, a weekly columnist in The Tribune). B y SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL I T was here in St Georges 9 5 years ago that T.A. Marryshow flew from the mast-head of his pioneering news p aper T he West Indian t he banner: The West Indies Must Be Westindian. Andon that banner Westindian was symbolically one joinedup word from the very first issue on 1 January 1915. In t he slogan was a double e ntendre. To be West Indian w as both the goal of selfdetermination attained andt he strategy of unity for reaching and sustaining it. Of course the goal of freedom kept changing its forma s the world changed: intern al self-government in the pre-war years; formal inde pendence in the post-war y ears; the reality of freedom i n the era of globalization; o vercoming smallness in a w orld of giants. But the strategy of regional unity, the strategy of oneness, would not change, at least not nominally: we called it by different names and pur-s ued it by different forms always with variable success: federation; integration, the OECS, CARIFTA, CARICOM, the CSME, the CCJ. It is that variable suc-c ess that today begs the question: Is the West Indies West Indian? Nearly 100 years after Marryshow a sserted that we must be, are we yet? Worse still, are we less so than we once w ere? Demographic T imes changed in the nineteen twenties and thirties between the worldw ars.The external economic and political environments changed; and the internal environments changed social, political and most of all demographic. Local control began to p ass to the hands of local c reoles, mainly professiona ls, later trade unionists, and for a while the new politicalc lass saw value in a strategy o f regional unity. Maryshows slogan the West Indies must be West Indian was evocative of it; and for two generations, West Indian unity was a progressive political credo. I t was a strategy that was to reach its apogee in the Federation of The West Indies: due to become inde-p endent in mid-1962. It is o ften forgotten that the the in the name of the n ew nation was consciously spelt with a capital T The West Indies an insistence on the oneness of the federated region. But, by then, that was verbal insistence against a contrary reali ty, already re-emerging. T he new political elites for whom unity offered a pathway to political power through independence had found by the 1960s that that pathway was opening u p regardless. In the event, regional unit y was no longer a pre-cond ition to local control. H ence, Norman Manleys d eal with McLeod and the r eferendum in Jamaica; and E ric Williams self-indulgentarithmetic that from left ; even the agony of the eight that ended the dream. Despite the rhetorical passion that had characterized the latter years o f the federal movement t he imperishable impulse for local control had revived, a nd the separatist instincts o f a controlling social and p olitical elite had prevailed. Within four months of the dispersion of the Federation( on the same day in May 1962 that it was to become a single independent member state of the Commonwealth) Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago became so sepa rately. We can act withs peed when we really want t o! B ut objective realities are not blown away by winds ofn arrow ambition, Indepen dence on a separate basis had secured local control; but the old nemesis of colo n ialism was replaced by the n ew suzerainty of globaliza tion. Independence, par ticularly for Caribbean m icro states, was not enough t o deliver elysium.Unit y no sooner discarded was back in vogue; but less a matter of the heart than of the head. In an interdependent world, which in the name of liberalization made no dist inctions between rich and p oor, big and small, regional unity was compulsive. West Indian states for all their new flags and anthems needed each other for survival; unity was the only p rotective kit they could afford. Only three years a fter the rending referend um came the first tentat ive steps to unity in 1965 w ith CARIFTA; tentat ive, because the old obsess ion with local control continued to trump oneness certainly in Cabinet Rooms; but in some privileged drawing rooms too; though less so in village markets and urbanstreet corn ers. Promises D espite the new external c ompulsions, therefore, the pursuit of even economic u nity, which publics largely accepted, has been a passage of attrition. It has taken us from 1965 to 2010 45 years to crawl through CARIFT A and CARICOM, through the fractured p romises of Chaguaramas and Grand Anse, and through innumerable pious D eclarations and Affirmations and Commitments. T he roll call of unfulfilled pledges and promises andu nimplemented decisions is s o staggering that in 2011 a cul de sac looms. A t Grand Anse in 1989 W est Indian political leaders declared that inspired by the spirit of co-operation and solidarity among us( we) are moved by the need to work expeditiously together to deepen the inte gration process and strengthen the Caribbean Community in all of its dimensions. They agreed as pecific work programme to be implemented over the next four years with primacy given towards the establishment, in the shortest possible time of a single market and economy. That was 22 years ago. The WestI ndian Commission (also e stablished at Grand Anse) confidently charted the way, declaring it a Time for A ction. West Indian techn icians took their leaders to t he brink with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. But there was no action nop olitical action, no political will to act. In twenty-two years, nothing decisive has happened to fulfil the dream of Grand Anse. Over those two decades the West Indies has drawn steadily away f rom being West Indian. N ot surprisingly, when H eads of Government meet in Grenada later this monthi t will be at a moment of w idespread public disbelief that the professed goal of a Single Market and Economy will ever be attained, or even that their political leaders are any longer inspired by the spirit of coc operation and solidarity or moved by the need to work expeditiously togeth er to deepen the integrationp rocess and strengthen the Caribbean Community in all its dimensions as they proclaimed at Grand Ansei n 1989. Words alone are never enough, except to deceive.A s Paul Southwell used to r emind us in Shakespearian allusion: Words, words, words; promises, promises, promises; tomorrow andt omorrow and tomorrow. Nothings changed. In the acknowledged quest for sur v ival (including political survival) the old urge for local control by those in control has not matured to provider eal space for the unity we s ay we need. Like 19th cen tury colonists we strive to keep our rocks in our pocke ts despite the enhanced l ogic of pooling our r esources, and the enlarged danger of state capture by unelected groups and external forces while we dally. The West Indies cannot be West Indian if West Indian affairs, regional matters, a re not the unwritten p remise of every Governments agenda; not occasionally, but always; not as ad hoc problems, but as the basic environment of policy. It is not so now. How m any Caribbean leaders have mentioned CARIC OM in their New Year m essages this year?. Only t he Prime Minister of G renada in his capacity as t he new Chairman of C ARICOM.For most West Indian Governments Caribbean integration is a thing apart, not a vital organ of national life. Damaged It seems that only when it i s fatally damaged or withers a way will Cabinet agendas c hange. B ut let us remember, a civilization cannot survive s ave on a curve that goes upward, whatever the blips in between; to godownward, whatever the occasional glimpses of glory, is to endi ngloriously. Caribbean civilization is n ot an exception. It is now as it was ninety-five years ago with Marryshow: The W est Indies must be West Indian. A s current Chairman of CARICOM Prime MinisterT illman Thomas has rightly c alled for the West Indian people to be better informeda nd more intimately e ngaged in the regional project...CARICOM is essen tially about people; about West Indian people; but, int ruth, they have been too remote from its being...They are its heartbeat; but in the small statesthat we all are Governments tend to occupy the entire space of gov ernance. T hey control the bloods tream of the integration process and when anemia threatens, as it does now, it is an infusion of people power that is needed to resuscitate CARICOM. TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW P AGE 12, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Is the West Indies West Indian? PARTI A S CURRENT C hairman of CARICOM Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has rightly called for the West Indian people to be better informed and more intimately engaged in the regional project.

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I NTERNATIONAL NEWS P AGE 14, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE T O DISCUSS ST ORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM LONDON Associated Press ROYAL DRAMA "The King's Speech" was c rowned the big winner S unday at Britain's top film awards a sign that it may r eign again at Hollywood's Academy Awards in two w eeks' time. The made-in-England story of King George VIa nd his struggle to overcome a stutter won seven prizes, including best pic ture and acting trophies for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. I t had to share the crown j ewels with Facebookf ounding drama "The Social Network, whicht ook three prizes including b est director for David Fincher. Mind-bending saga "Inception" also wont hree trophies. The King's Speech" went into the awards as heavy favorite with 14n ominations an unex pected British triumph that cost a reported 15 million pounds ($24 millionm ake and has taken many times that at the global box office. It beat "The Social Netw ork," ''Black Swan," ''Inception" and "True Grit" to the best picture prize. P erfectly timed in a year that sees the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the movie tellst he true story of George VI, thrust unexpectedly onto the throne by hise lder brother's abdication, a nd his battle to overcome a stammer with the help of an unconventional speech therapist. Screenwriter David Seidler said he was astonished that this small film about "two men in a room" had been so popular around the world. Stor y "I don't think it's the fascination with royalty," Seidler said. "I don't think it's the ostrich plumes and the gold braid. I think it's the fact that it's a story about changing your destiny." The British-American writer, who overcame a childhood stammer and has worked on the screenplay for 30 years, said that "for a stutterer ... to be heard is a wonderful thing." As expected, Firth won best actor for his portrayal of the reluctant monarch. He has already won a best actor trophy at the Gold en Globes and is a favorite for an Oscar. "I like coming here," said Firth, who won the same prize last year for "A Single Man." "The King's Speech" also took awards for best British film, original screenplay, original music, supporting actor for Rush's turn as speech therapist Lionel Logue and support ing actress, for Bonham Carter's performance as the Queen Mother Elizabeth. "I think I should thank the royal family, frankly, because they've done won ders for my career," Bon ham Carter said. Bonham Carter, who also recently played the giant-craniumed Red Queen in husband Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," joked that "I seem to be playing queens with ever-decreasing head sizes." Natalie Portman won the best actress prize for psychosexual dance thriller "Black Swan," its only win from 12 nominations. "The Social Network" took directing and editing prizes, as well as an award for Aaron Sorkin's adapted screenplay. "Inception" won prizes for sound, production design and visual effects. Writer-director Chris Morris took the prize for best British debut for "Four Lions," his comedy about a group of bumbling would-be suicide bombers. Swedish thriller "The Girl With the Dragon Tat too" was named best foreign language film. Producer Soeren Staermose joked that its no-holdsbarred heroine, Lisbeth Salander, was "the scariest thing to come out of Sweden since ABBA." Votes Most of the winners are selected by the votes of 6,000 academy members. Actor Tom Hardy won the Rising Star Award, decided by public vote. The awards, known as BAFTAs, are considered a strong indicator of possible Oscars glory. Last year, Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" won six BAFTAs, including best picture then repeated the feat at the Oscars. Sunday's ceremony pro vided a mix of British style and Hollywood glamour. Stars including Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Neve Campbell, Barbara Hershey and Bonham Carter in a black Vivi enne Westwood dress braved a blustery London drizzle to walk the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House before the televised show. Britain's movie industry is facing uncertainty amid an economic slowdown and government funding cuts. "The King's Speech" was partly funded by the U.K. Film Council, a body recently abolished by the country's Conservative-led government. The ceremony tried to lift the mood and celebrate British success, giving an award to the money-mint ing "Harry Potter" fran chise for outstanding British contribution to cinema. Christopher Lee, the aristocratic 88-year-old actor who chilled genera tions as Count Dracula in a series of Hammer Studios horror classics, received a lifetime achievement award. COLIN FIRTH poses with the award for Best Actor backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011, at The Royal Opera House in London, yesterday. (AP The Kings Speech is the big winner at British film awards HELENA BONHAM CARTER poses with the Best Supporting Actress award backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP G EOFFREY RUSH w on the Best Supporting Actor award. (AP AARON SORKIN poses with the award for Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky poses with Natalie Portman's (inset for Black Swan. (AP Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress awards for royal drama

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Associated Press AS Apolitical prisoner in the 1970s at Haiti's mostd readed lockup, Claude Rosier sat in his squalid, crowded cell and dreamed of the day that tubby, boyish dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier would face justice. The 79-year-old, who was s tarved and tortured in the n otorious Fort Dimanche and other prisons for nearly 11 years during the 29-year Duvalier family dictatorship, s aid Friday he is hopeful that long-awaited day of reckoni ng may soon be at hand. All I hope to see with the Duvalier case is justice. Not j ust for me, but so history does not repeat itself inH aiti," Rosier said at a Porta u-Prince hotel, where he joined another ex-political p risoner and a human rights lawyer to speak about the p rosecution of Haiti's former president for life." Just 19 when he assumed p ower after the death of his infamous father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, in 1971, Baby Doc's 15-year rule was marked by torture, extrajudi c ial executions and the disappearance of hundreds of peop le. The strict order was enforced by the feared Tonton Macoute secret police, which killed and extortedf rom countless Haitians. Duvalier was deposed, put on an American plane and flown in 1986 to France,w here he lived in quiet exile ever since until he stunned the nation by abruptly showi ng up in his earthquake-shat tered homeland last month. He claimed he wants to helpw ith reconstruction, though s ome have speculated that he hoped returning might help him unlock millions of dollarsf rozen in Swiss bank accounts. Whatever his motivation, the 59-year-old Duvalier nowf aces an investigation into allegations of corruption and human rights abuses dating to the dictatorship era, and a j udge has until April to decide whether it will go to trial. The complex case is part of a global push to hold former dictators accountable for atrocities during their reigns,s aid Human Rights Watch c ounsel Reed Brody, and it could break important new legal ground in Haiti, where t he judiciary like other institutions is historically weak and ineffective. This case provides a real c hance to put Haiti's justice system squarely on the side of those who have suffered under his rule," Brody said. "It will set a precedent and will be a civics lesson on av ery dark period in Haiti's history. "The trees need to be shaken to get people to come forward, even if people are still s cared. But I think there's g ood evidence so far," Brody a dded. "And as far as we can tell, the political will is there. ...I t's important that it be carried over into the next government" a reference to the power transition thats hould take place in the coming months from Presidential Rene Preval to his yet-unde t ermined successor. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillayh as offered to assist in the p rosecution, saying the alleged crimes have no statute of limitations. D uvalier has mostly stayed inside his guarded compound since returning and not com m ented on the accusations other to offer, in public comments last month, "my profound sadness toward my c ountrymen who consider t hemselves, rightly, to have been victims of my government." O ne of his U.S. lawyers, Mike Puglise, said people are beginning to "voice their sup-p ort" of Duvalier in Haiti. He p ointed out that some residents of the seaside town of Leogane enthusiastically g reeted Duvalier and his entourage during a visit this week. They understand that his r eturn is what he said at the beginning, that he's trying to help his people," he said earlier this week. A handful of loyalists campaigned for years to bringD uvalier back, launching a foundation to improve the dictatorship's image and reviving Baby Doc's political party. Millions are too young to r emember life under the dict atorship, and at least some H aitians hope that Duvalier could help restore order to the chaos. "Welcome, PresidentD uvalier," read two separate graffiti scrawls in Port-auPrince, though pro-Baby Doc demonstrations have been rel a tively small. Bobby Duval, a former soccer star who was starved and t ortured during 17 months without charge in Fort Dimanche, on the edge of theP ort-au-Prince harbor, said D uvalier more rightly belongs behind bars. "For myself, yes, I need clos ure. But a trial is really need ed to bring light to all these victims who disappeared,"D uval said. "There hasn't been a family in Haiti who hasn't been hurt by the Duvalier regimes, both father and s on." INTERNATIONAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 15 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Duvalier foes seek justice for Haiti dictatorship abuses EX-DICTATOR Jean-Claude Baby Doc Duvalier is greeted by supporters in his mothers homet own Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011. Duvalier was cheered by hundreds during a visit to his mothers hometown and her grave site. (AP A A l l l l I I h h o o p p e e t t o o s s e e e e w w i i t t h h t t h h e e D D u u v v a a l l i i e e r r c c a a s s e e i i s s j j u u s s t t i i c c e e . N N o o t t j j u u s s t t f f o o r r m m e e , b b u u t t s s o o h h i i s s t t o o r r y y d d o o e e s s n n o o t t r r e e p p e e a a t t i i t t s s e e l l f f i i n n H H a a i i t t i i . 1970s political prisoner Claude Rosier

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As the baby was being cared for last night, community a ctivist Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Justice, also encouraged the mother of the newborn to come forward. He said: It really saddens me when I hear of things like this, especially in our community because we are talking about a life, and to leave a newborn abandoned in a building is the most wrong thing that anyone can do. Rev Bethel discouraged pregnant women from taking s uch drastic measures. We discourage things like that. It is unfortunate that t hese things continue happen in our society, but we would like to send a message to persons out there who may feel helpless and in that same position, that you are not alone, h e stressed. R ev Bethel said mothers-to-be should seek help from the church or Social Services, rather than leaving a newborn e xposed to the cold and harm from animals. The person must have been under great stress and pressure. Maybe they dont have a job, they are not married, or not getting support from the father, but that is no excuse because the church and Social Services can offer a ssistance to help them. In these times, the government and church have been r eaching out to the public. encourage any person going through hardship, regardless of what you are going through, it is important to come forward and get the kind of help you need, Rev Bethel said. A nyone with information about the baby or her mother is asked to contact 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911. ment of Lands and Local Government where he will assist in improving the coordination of department strategies, particularly with respect to the handling of applications for Crown Land by Bahamians. Mr Ferguson will also assist in advancing plans for the introduction of Local Government in New Providence, the statement read. Speaking with The Tribune yesterday about his new appointment, Dr Sands said it is a great honour to serve as a part of the governments team in the Senate, and that such a vote of confidence from the Prime Minister is quite humbling. This gives me an opportunity to assist, and to work along with an already strong parliamentary team in moving forward a very aggressive agenda of change for this country. I think anybody looking on would see that we have been about the business of not only steady things in a very difficult time, but trying to establish the basis for a very vibrant and strong Bahamas in the next decade, as a matter of fact almost for the next century, he said. Dr Sands was the FNMs candidate in the recent by-election in Elizabeth where he was narrowly defeated by the PLPs Ryan Pinder. With this new appointment of which it is still unclear when he will officially be sworn in Dr Sands said he will not be forgetting his obligation and duties to the people of Elizabeth. Just yesterday I was walking the streets of Polling Division number four in Elizabeth with a view to contesting the upcoming general election. I have said it multiple times my goal is to win that seat. So I imagine that my stint in the Senate will be short-lived, and if the people will have me my next role will be in the other place (the House of Assembly), he said. Dr Sands is a well-known cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, who has been criticised in the past for his interests in politics, considering his muchneeded expertise in the medical field. With his role in the Senate now, Dr Sands admitted there is no doubt that his private and public practice will be affected. However he reminded the public he would never have got into politics if he didnt think he could adjust his schedule appropriately. Dr Sands was educated at St Annes High School in Nassau, Cheshire Academy in Connecticut and Tufts University in Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland in 1986, and completing his residency in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Wayne State University in Michigan in 1994, Dr Sands returned home and began serving the Bahamian people as a consultant physician at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH He has served as Director of Accident and Emergency at PMH, and since 2007 has served as the Hospitals Chief of Surgery. He also practices at Doctors Hospital and the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Institute of the Bahamas Ltd. Dr Sands is also the Chairman of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, is a former Chairman of the Bahamas Medical Council and Director of the Central Bank of the Bahamas. He earlier served as Director of the Public Hospitals Authority, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital and Director of Physicians Alliance Ltd. Dr Sands and his wife Sakina, have four children: Adrienne, Brandon, Nicholas and Mila. tion that I have for the good people of Elizabeth and it has no bearing on my ability to represent them after the next general election, Mr Pinder said. When asked if he had any words to convey to his former rival at this time, Mr Pinder said he is more concerned with repre senting the people of his constituency to the best of his ability. What Dr Sands does or not do does not concern me, he said. However, among some quarters within the PLP it has been suggested Dr Sands appointment could be an attempt by the FNM to distract the public from the uproar created by the controversial sale of 51 per cent of the Bahamas Telecommu nications Company (BTC To this remark, Dr Sands said his appointment has nothing to do with BTC. But, as the former Elizabeth candidate remarked, never let the truth get in the way of a good story. There are many contentious issues, many controversial issues, and this is the beauty of a democracy, it is never quiet, it is always loud, it is contentious, Dr Sands said. Hopefully it will never ever get angry. Now we have seen it get angry recently and that is really unfortunate. But there is going to be noise, particularly when you are trying to usher in change like we have. We have turned so many parts of the status quo upside down. A few months ago it was Baha Mar, a hue and cry, then it was the Broadcasting Corporation, a hue and cry, then it was BTC and on and on and on. I think anytime you have the intestinal fortitude to deal with these long-standing vexing issues, people are going to talk about it and they are going to have strong views on either side. And you have to push on, not only with that particular challenge, you have to demonstrate that you are able to multitask, he said. Newborn baby found abandoned in empty building FROM page one Dr Duane Sands is appointed to Senate Arthurs Town, has upset the close-knit community on the island as residents claim gun violence to be a rarity. Up to press time, police were questioning a 21-year-old man from Dumfries, Cat Island. C harles King, island administrator, said: The people are very surprised because this type of situation hardly occurs in Cat Island. Maybe every once in a while there will be a little brawl young men become involved in a fight but its very rare. A situation like this occurring, the community is really upset about it. Ive spoken with a few people and they still dontu nderstand why it would have occurred. I nitial police reports indicated that the officer was shot after responding to a disturbance at the Hot Spot Restaurant and Sports Lounge in Arthurs Town shortly after midnight onS aturday. Police spokeswoman Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said: A team of officers from the Central Detective Unit is presently on thei sland assisting their colleagues with the investigations. At pre sent the circumstances surrounding this incident are unclear. People who were at the nightclub said the altercation began when the officer attempted to remove a man at the request oft he management. An eyewitness said: The officer came there and was trying to tell the man to leave saying he was drunk, and the man was t elling the officer that he wasnt drunk it just escalated from there. The man got the officers gun from his holster and started firing shots in the air after that they (the police officer and other persons at the bar) were trying to wrestle the gun away f rom him. Everyone was just trying to run for cover. Management at the nightclub were unavailable for comment last night. T he officer, who residents say had only recently been sta tioned in Cat Island, was in stable condition at hospital after he was airlifted to Nassau. Though he could not comment on the matter, Mr King explained that residents felt the shooting was an isolated incident. Mr King added: I believe it is an isolated incident, things of this nature really dont take place in Cat Island. I think the last time there was any situation where a firearm was used was maybe about seven years ago. This is not something that the community is used to. FROM page one FROM page one Police officer shot with own gun FROM page one PLP MP Ryan Pinder PLP HIT S OUT A T APPOINTMENT

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Regulators are being urged to change the formula for calculating annuity capital requirements, a leading insur ance executive has told Tri bune Business, the sector fearing that some insurers might consider dropping a product seen as a crucial sav ings/investment tool in the Bahamas. Chester Cooper, president of British American Financial & Insurance, acknowledged that annuities as a product line may have received a bad name as a result of the CLICO (Bahamas but said the industry had warned the Insurance Com mission of the Bahamas that the capital requirements and formula for calculating them were too onerous, especially when compared to international benchmarks. Weve made representation that some of the capital requirements and the formula by which they are determined would cause some SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held r esponsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.75 $4.77 $4.69 By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A tentative agreement has been r eached for Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB to acquire the 78 per cent majoritys hareholding in City Markets by buying Mark Finlaysons TransIsland Traders, Tribune Business h as been told, the move being designed to clear the way for the businessmans $12 million tendero ffer to gain control at AML Foods. Mr Finlayson told this newspaper that details of the ABDAB to buy 78% stake in City Markets Move designed to pave way for $12m AML Foods o ffer by involving ABDAB investors in food retail business Tentative deal, which requires Board and AGM a pproval on Feb 24, involves ABDAB buying T rans-Island majority stake in Bahamas Supermarkets 70% Finlayson owned company would buy vehicle family owns 100% SEE page 6B M ARK FINLAYSON By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The bidder seeking to acquire 51 per cent majority control of BISX-listed AML Foods has told Tribune Business he has around 20 per cent of the companys shares locked up, and urged the companys investors to note that its sales fell year-over-year at a time when City Markets was at its lowest point under previous ownership. AML bidder: 20% of shar es locked up SEE page 8B INSURER FEARS ON ANNUITY C APIT AL REQUIREMENT S Concern some Bahamian carriers may drop crucial savings/investment product due to onerous regulation Foreign broker requirements and rebating guidelines other key issues being discussed with regulator Industry outraged by CLICO over-reaction, but many issues now resolved SEE page 4B CHESTER COOPER: President & Chief Executive of British Amer ican Insurance Company of The Bahamas Limited By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The newly-appointed Insurance Advisory Committee is looking to work with the industry regulator on developing a uniform standard and entry requirements for sales persons/agents, Tribune Business has been told, its chairman expressing hope that their relationship will be private-public partnership at its best. Chester Cooper, president of BAF Financial & Insurance, said the committee, which was appointed for a three-year term on January 12, 2011, would also seek to include representatives from the captive/external insurance sector, in a bid to improve the Bahamas competitive advan Entry standard push for insurance agents Insurance Advisory Committee chair: Publicprivate partnership at its best Focus on boosting external insurance, and moving beyond captives to benefit wider financial services sector S EE page 8B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Government and current Bahamas Telecommu n ications Company (BTC Board will leave to Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC that could recommends alary cuts for the companys union employees, Tribune Business has confirmed. Julian Francis, BTCs e xecutive chairman, told this newspaper that theres no question that the results from a study by Pricewater h ouseCoopers (PwC evaluated the jobs and salary scale of BTC employ ees, would be left to the incoming 51 per cent major i ty owner and new Board to take whatever action they BTC S AL AR Y S TUD Y IS LEFT F OR CW PwC findings that could recommend wage cuts for union members left to new management and Board, as could cut across restructuring SEE page 5B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A hedge fund investor cannot make any promises overw hat will happen to a proposed $867 million New Providence r esort project, having invested more than $80 million to -date and not getting a penny out, after a New York court ratified its seizure of control over thed evelopment. Steven Segaloff, managing d irector of the Seaside Heights vehicle used by Plainfield Asset M anagement to invest in the New South Ocean development, said it would first have to assess the asset and the pre sent situation on the ground b efore it could determine what form development of the 375-a cre site would entail. Speaking to Tribune Business after the New York State Supreme Court ratified an arbitration award in favour ofP lainfield, confirming the removal of Roger Stein and hisR HS Ventures vehicle as the New South Ocean projects m anaging/general partner, Mr Segaloff said of prospects for development: We have to come down and figure out what we have. I cannot make any promises. We have to figure out effec-t ively what weve got, and figure out the best path from t here. The real challenge is to figure out a proper path forward for the South Ocean land. For over two years, there has been no progress given the litig ation cloud. We are hopeful that this ruling will permite xploration of new uses for the land, in light of new economic conditions, which will eventually permit the land to be used in a way which will actuallyb enefit the Bahamas, its people and its economy. M r Segaloff said Plainfield, through Seaside Heights, had i nvested easily more than $80 million into the southwest New Providence-based project, situated next door to Albany, which had initial visions oft ransforming the site into a fivestar resort and casino, completew ith other amenities. However, the development b ecame bogged down in a more than two-year dispute between Mr Stein and Plainfield, as detailed by New York State Supreme Court judge, Shirley K ornreich, in her judgment that $867m project: No promises n Hedge fund investor says needs to assess whats there at S outh Ocean, after court upholds removal of previous partner n Adds that not got a penny out of more than $85m investment in New Providence property to date SEE page 5B

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By RoyalFidelity Capital Markets It was another moderate week of trading in the Bahami-an stock market. Investors traded in seven out of the 24 listed securities, withn o advancers and two decline rs. EQUITY MARKET A total of 22,734 shares changed hands, representing a s ignificant decrease of 33,609 shares compared to the previous week's trading volume of 56,343 shares. F OCOL Holdings (FCL the volume leader, trading a volume of 9,500 shares to see its stock price close unchanged at $5.48. Bank of the Bahamas (BOB was the big decliner, trading a v olume of 2,700 shares to see its share price drop $0.48, closing a t $4.42, a new 52-week low. Doctors Hospital Health Syst ems (DHS of 1,000 shares, its stock falling $ 0.04 to close at $1.40, a new 52-week low. Commonwealth Bank (CBL traded a volume of 6,201 shares to close unchanged at $6.85. B OND MARKET No notes traded during the week. COMPANY NEWS Earnings Releases: There were no earnings r eport released last week. Dividend Notes: Commonwealth Bank Limited (CBL of $0.06 per share, payable on February 28, 2011, to all ordinary shareholders of record date February 15, 2011. BUSINESS PAGE 2B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM RoyalFidelity Market Wrap I NTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOREX Rates CurrencyWeekly% Change CAD1.01361.29 GBP1.6010-0.63 E UR1.3550-0.30 C ommodities CommodityWeekly% Change Crude Oil101.351.23 Gold1,364.000.66 International Stock Market Indexes IndexWeekly % Change DJIA12,273.26 1.50 S&P 500 1,329.15 1.39 NASDAQ 2,809.44 1.45 Nikkei 10,605.65 0.59 E QUITY MARKET TRADING STATISTICS Week ending 11.02.11 BISX CLOSING WKLY PRICE VOLUME YTDPRICE S YMBOLPRICECHANGECHANGE AML$ 1.04$-07.22% BBL$ 0.18$-00.00% BOB$ 4.42$-0.482,700-9.80% B PF$ 10.63$-00.00% BSL$ 5.01$-00.00% BWL$ 2.70$-00.00% CAB$ 10.21$-0-2.39%C BL$ 6.85$-6,201-2.14% CHL$ 2.40$-9000.00% CIB$ 9.39$-00.00% CWCB$ 2.13$-0.05016.39% DHS$ 1.40$-0.041,000-12.50% F AM$ 5.47$-0-9.88% FBB$ 2.17$-00.00% FCL$ 5.48$-9,5000.37% FCLB$ 1.00$-00.00%F IN$ 6.51$-2,333-9.96% ICD$ 7.40$-00.00% JSJ$ 9.82$-1000.00% PRE$ 10.00$-00.00% BOND MARKET TRADING STATISTICS BISX SYMBOLDESCRIPTIONVOLUMEPAR VALUE FBB13FBB Series 0$1,000 C Notes Due 2013 FBB15 FBB Series 0 $1,000 D Notes Due 2015 FBB17 FBB Series 0 $1,000 A Notes Due 2017 FBB22FBB Series0$1,000 B Notes Due 2022 TORONTO C anadian politics are heating up in language familiar to the neighbors down south: tax cuts,j obs, the deficit, corporate enrichment and struggling families. T he opposition is threatening to vote Prime Minister Stephen Harper out of office next month over his latest planned cut in corporate taxes. That would force a general election which Harp er is widely expected to win, while once again f alling short of a majority in Parliament and unable to pass major legislation without opposi t ion support. Harper is adamant he won't repeal t he cut in the federal corporate rate from 16.5 percent to 15 percent and complete the phased r eduction he began in 2007 when the rate was 19%. But he must tread carefully. To soften the image of rewarding big business, his Conservative Party is calling it a "job-creating low tax plan," minus the word "corporate." The opposition Lib e rals also have to overcome a problem. They allowed Harper's tax plan to take effect by sim p ly not attending the vote on it 2007. Now they are saying things have changed, the world has e xperienced a financial crisis, and a tax cut that seemed acceptable three years ago doesn't fit with today's $56 billion dollar deficit. Corporate tax cuts could lead to Canadian election n OVERSEASNEWS

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By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net A n increase in government and private debt is likely to have contributed to the on the surface, contradictory level of imports to the Bahamas from the US in 2010, which hit a record $3 billion, despite the count rys diminished levels of e conomic growth. James Smith, former minister of state for finance int he former Christie government during 2002-2007, told Tribune Business thatd espite there being no growth in the Bahamas Gross Domestic Product in2 010, you can have a large increase in imports if you are funding it from borrowing. His comment come after s ome observers, including h imself, had expressed surprise at figures from the US Census Bureaus Foreign Trade Division, which show American exports to the Bahamas are at their highest level ever reaching $3 billion in the first 11 months o f 2010 despite indicators s uggesting this nation's consumption and economic activity is down. T he $3 billion worth of exports from the US to the Bahamas in 2010 (toN ovember of that year, the last available month for which data was recorded),a re 19.8 per cent higher than in 2009, 8.7 per cent higher than in 2008, 21.5 per cent higher than in 2007 and 31 p er cent above the value of t hat which was exported in 2 006. Exports Bahamian exports to the US were also at their seco nd highest level ever, lowe r only than in 2009. The C ensus Bureau records that to November 2010, $720.8 m illion worth of exports had e ntered the US from the B ahamas. While Mr Smith had initially said he considered the figures surprising, after a closer look he said rising levels of government and private debt most likely cont ributed. Levels of consumption tend to remain fairly high, w hether you are unemployed or not. For example. i f you are unemployed, and on a government food prog ram, you may not be buyi ng food but the government i s. Government debt recently went from $2.7 billion to almost $4 billion and there was an increase in bank credit. The Government was building roads, infrastructure and that sort o f thing. People could still import because they are accessing credit, said Mr S mith. The Government signed another Tax Information E xchange Agreeement ( TIEA), this time with I ndia, it was reported on Frid ay BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Partners of Gibson, Rigby & Co. are pleased to announce that MS.MAGAN S. KNOWLES & MS. CANDICE C. FERGUSON have joined the Firm with effect from the 31stday of January A.D., 2011 Debt rise sparks $3bn import rise The Bahamas signs TIEA with India JAMES SMITH

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insurers to consider not writing the line of business, Mr Cooper said. Given that the large majority of the population has less than $1,000 in savings and less than 25 per cent have pension plans, it would be counter-intuitive to force the elimination of a product that encourages savings. Mr Cooper, who is also chairman of the Insurance Advisory Committee, the newly-appointed body that will advise the Insurance Commission on industry issues for a three-year term, said current capital requirements demand that Bahamasbased life and health insurers retain 20 per cent of premium payments on their books as capital. But, unlike life insurance, annuities are savings products that see the client make periodic payments over a specified period of time. Amount The amount and duration of payments determine how much of an annuity payment you would receive. We believe theres a misclassification of this as insurance premium, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business over annuity payments. Theyre classifying annuity deposits the same way as life insurance premiums, and we dont think the way its being treated was intended. The BAF chief added that capital requirements were typically based on total experience of the product, namely historical trends and payouts, explaining this was more prudent than basing them on the amount of premium income collected in the past year. Mr Cooper said that when Bahamian requirements as they now stood were compared to international equivalents, such as the Canadian MCCSR and the South African model, which are the two benchmarks I have looked at personally, the reliance on short-term determinants for annuity capital was something the industry finds rather punitive. As to the wider impact if Bahamian insurers were discouraged from marketing and selling annuities, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business: From a national perspective, an annuity is a savings product and, as you know, Bahamians are traditionally big spenders, not big savers, so if we can redirect some of the insurance clients we have now into more wealth creation, investment type products like annuities, it will be beneficial not only to the clients but to national development and the capital markets by having a larger pool of savings to draw upon. I believe its an issue of national concern. We want to encourage Bahamians to save, and this is the way insurance companies go about doing it, with tremendous success over the last few years. The CLICO crisis may have given annuities a bad name, but theyve been sold in the Bahamas and other countries for decades. CLICO (Bahamas Executive Flexible Premium Annuities (EFPA selling annuity products that were more akin to bank deposits, offering above-market interest rates in a bid to attract more money into the company in the final months before insolvency. Praising Praising the Insurance Commission for responding positively to the industrys concerns on annuities, Mr Cooper said he believed the intent behind the regulatory reforms was to ensure prudent management of their assets by insurers. He added, though, that other aspects of the Domestic Insurance Act and accompanying regulations, other than the capital requirements, would ensure this happened in regard to annuities. The regulations have enough teeth to guard against this type of situation, Mr Cooper said in relation to CLICO (Bahamas We feel the industry is very prudent in making investments, and therefore the level of concern on this product may be misplaced asa result of the CLICO debacle. Mr Cooper said that apart from annuities, there were two other major issues that the insurance industry and the Commission needed to be resolve requirements for foreign brokers, and guidelines for rebating. Once these were resolved, the industry Working Group would be disbanded and responsibility passed on to the Insurance Advisory Committee, Mr Cooper said, adding that both sides had committed to resolving these pending issues fairly quickly. Expanding on the rebating issue, the BAF chief said the concern here was to ensure guidelines were in place to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, when insurers use discounting and incentive promotions to get a step up on rivals. With some insurance carriers owned by brokers and agents, and carriers also owning brokers and agents, there was a move to ensure that rebating practices did not result in negative disruption to the industry and market at large. Asked whether the CLICO (Bahamas sparked an over-reaction that led to the insurance sector being over-regulated, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business: No one in the industry or the Insurance Commission wants a scenario like CLICO to be repeated, so some overreaching was understandable, but once we started the discussions we were able to impress upon the Commission the areas that were overreaching. There was industry outrage with respect to some of the elements in the regula tions. Generally speaking, every company thought the regulations were overreaching and too aggressive, and could cause our industry to be unnecessarily uncompetitive. We made representations, and our representations were generally heard. We did not get every aspect of change we wanted, and on the issues disallowed, we understood why. 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purchase, which had been d iscussed with ABDABs directors and major shareholders, were still being developed and would be discussed at both the ABDABB oard and Annual General Meetings (AGM for February 24 next week. If both the Board and AGM vote in favour of thea cquisition, it would open the way for Mr Finlayson to proceed with his $12 million, or $1.50 per share, offer to acquire 51 per cent majorityc ontrol at rival food retail group, BISX-listed AML Foods. The Bahamian businessman had previously told Tribune Business that he want-e d to deal with the initial opposition of ABDAB shareholders to the AML Foods purchase, as the companys minority investors,e specially, feared they were being excluded from reaping any benefits from his entrance into the food retail-i ng business. By acquiring Trans-Island Traders, a vehicle 100 per cent owned by Mr Finlayson and his family, ABDABw ould inherit the 78 per cent B ahamas Supermarkets (City Markets bought from previous own-e rs, BSL Holdings, back in November 2010 for just $1. T his, in turn, would give ABDAB and its investors direct participation ando wnership in the food retail business, and any share price appreciation, dividends andp rofits that may accrue, thus potentially easing their existi ng concerns. And, if Mr Finlaysons tender offer goes ahead and ultimately proves successful, t hose ABDAB investors could become shareholders i n an enlarged food retailer featuring a merged AML Foods, the businessmana dded. I had to take care of the ABDAB shareholders, Mr Finlayson told Tribune Business of his motives for delay-i ng the tender offers launch. Ive spoken to a few of the ABDAB directors, who are also shareholders. We haveo ur meeting on the 24th of February, the Directors m eeting and the AGM. We talked about how to do this, and weve come to at entative agreement where ABDAB will purchase T rans-Island Traders to make sure ABDAB shareholders participate in whatw ere doing in the food business going forward...... We t hink thats whats best for ABDAB shareholders. Mr Finlayson said he and h is family, including father Sir Garet Tiger Finlayson, own about 70 per cent ofA BDABs issued ordinary shares, and pointed out that t he companys investors had enjoyed $70 million in dividends paid out over the past1 0 years. The companys share p rice, he added, had gone from $10 to $30 per share. Stakes A big chunk of those $70 million in dividends was paid out last year, when ABDAB sold its stakes in Burns House and Common wealth Brewery to H eineken for a price thought to be around $120$125 million. But now, having sold its main liquor industry assets,A BDAB has become a real estate holding vehicle, and Mr Finlayson told TribuneB usiness that its minority investors were holding on, b ecause theyve done so well with us, and are waiting for the next big thing. T hat could well be food retailing, and Mr Finlayson said: We [ABDAB] havea great past that is reflected on our balance sheet, buto ur future is dependent on what cash flow ABDAB is able to generate, and here we have a great opportunity for ABDAB to participatei n something that generates the cash flows ABDAB is used to, having sold the liquor interests. This is a great opportun ity to get involved with Bahamas Supermarkets and AML Foods as a combined company. Those Ive talked to so f ar are quite pleased about it, and I would prefer it that way. Explaining why he did not involve ABDAB in his foodr etailing ventures from the outset, Mr Finlayson added: When I first ventured into it, it was a little risky going into Bahamas Supermarkets by itself, but its started to work out well, and with theA ML acquisition the economies of scale will be at the right stage to involveA BDAB shareholders. The most important thing for me, and my father, i s that this [ABDAB buying Trans-Island] removes any question of conflicts for theA BDAB shareholders. Weve invested with them s ince 1986, and for us now to do this without them, most of them, the minority share-h olders, were wondering whats going on? Whys he left us out? This is good for the minority shareholders. Mr Finlayson said Barry Newman, ABDABs company secretary, and Philip K emp, Bahamas Supermark ets chief financial officer, w ere working on the details of ABDABs Trans-Island T raders purchase, with a v iew to submitting a proposal to the Board for approval. Previously, the key contention was that ABDABs hareholders would have benefited enormously from Mr Finlaysons original City Markets expansion plans, as their company owns the real estate for three Super Centre sites he was targeting two in Nassau on JFK Drive and East-West Highway, and one in Freeport. H owever, if the AML Foods acquisition is successful, Mr Finlayson would not need the East-WestH ighway and Freeport real estate, given the proximity of AMLs existing twoS olomons SuperCentre s ites. As a result, ABDAB investors would only realiser ental income yields from the JFK Drive property, largely excluding them from t he benefits of a successful AML Foods purchase. BUSINESS PAGE 6B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( 2 &72386675$7(*<)81'/7' 92/817$5,/
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BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7B DAVID K. RANDALL, AP Business Writer NEW YORK Inflation isn't hitting your wallet hard, but it is lurking in your stock portfolio. Core inflation in the U.S. is 0.8 percent, well below the 4 percent rate that starts to worry economists. Though food costs are rising, the overall inflation rate is expected to hold steady due to stagnantreal estate prices. So what's the worry? Fast-growing economies in places like China, Brazil and India are growing too fast -at more than 5 percent a year. That is resulting in higher prices for raw materials and consumer goods, leading to interest rate hikes that are already sending stock markets plunging in those countries. These are ominous developments for U.S. investors who have fattened their portfolios by investing in emerging mark ets and by buying shares of domestic companies that do b usiness there. Globalization long ago spread the revenue and profits of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index beyond the shores of the United States. Fifteen percent of the profits of companies in the index are from emerging markets. Growth overseas has helped lift the S&P 500 up 23 percent over the past 12 months, pushing companyr evenues higher despite the slow economic recovery in the U.S. Companies in businesses from trucks to toothpaste continue to expand into the developing world. CaterpillarInc. made 12 percent of its revenue from Latin America in 2009, a 4 percentage point jump since 2004. Procter & Gamble, the company behind household staples like Crest toothpaste and Pampers diapers, made 32 percent of its revenues from emerging markets the same year, an 11 percentage point jump since 2004. Ford Motors Co. sold 9.2 percent of all of its vehicles in South America in 2009, a five percentage point jump f rom five years earlier. "Investors are not aware of how important emerging markets are for the valuation and earnings for so many U.S. companies," says Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group. Caterpillar, for instance, jumped 84 percent over the past 12 months largely due to sales of construction equipment in China and Brazil. Investors have assumed that profits in emerging markets will continue to grow as millions join the global middle class. But if central banks take drastic steps to halt growth and tame inflation, then the stocks of U.S. companies that do big business there will fall. "That is what I'm most fearful of right now," says Nick Kalivas, vice president of research at MF Global, a financial services firm in New York. China said Tuesday that its c entral bank was raising interest rates for the second time in just over a month. Brazil said Wednesday that it would slash $30 billion in spending to cut inflation that jumped to 5.9 percent in 2010. India's central bank raised interest rates in late January for the seventh time in little over a year after its inflation rate hit 8.4 percent. By raising interest rates, central banks hope to slow borrowing and other economic activity that can push prices higher. Inflation makes companies that sell consumer goods compete with the basic costs of living. Every increase in the already high cost of food cuts directly into the money that consumers in emerging markets have to spend on small luxuries or electronics. Hershey Co., for instance, could find that the 12 percent jump in the cost of cocoa this year will cut into its expanding revenues in China if consumers decide that they can't afford more expensive candy bars. There isn't the same worry at home. "The U.S. economy has an e normous capacity to absorb increases in demand without causing dramatic widespread inflation," says Burt White, chief investment officer atL PL Financial. I nvestors in overseas markets have already taken a hit. India's stock market has fallen 15 percent this year. Brazil is down 6.5 percent, and China is off 5 percent. How overseas inflation could hurt investors INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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Telling AML Foods shareholders that his $12 million, $1.50 per share, offer was a referendum on the companys management, not his own, Mark Finlayson, principal of Trans-Island Traders, the 78 per cent City Markets owner, said they also needed to be mindful of ever-increasing competition and the fact that, in his opinion, the companys share price would continue to fall. Weve made a lot of progress, Mr Finlayson said of his negotiations with AML Foods shareholders on whether to accept his offer. Were around the 20 per cent level locked up right now. Were quite confident this will happen. And, extolling the benefits of his planned City Markets-AML Foods consolidation, should the tender offer be successful and the two companies merge, Mr Finlayson told Tribune Business: At the end of the day, you will have three sets of shareholders that are going to be pleased with this. This combination gives the ABDAB shareholders (see other article on Page 1B) a future, the Bahamas Supermarkets shareholders, who have been through a rough time for three-four years, will benefit from the economies of scale, and for the AML Foods shareholders, who have been through quite a rough time themselves, this company will give them a good ride, too. Adding that the 68 per cent net income drop suffered by AML Foods during the first nine months of its recentlyended financial year speak for themselves, Mr Finlayson said the BISX-listed food group had seen its sales decline despite City Markets having hit rock bottom during this period under the former owners. This, he added, indicated AML Foods had been unable to exploit City Markets woes by increasing sales and market share, and was something that should cause shareholders to question management. Between 2008-2010, City Markets had lost $46 million in sales, dropping from a peak of $144 million to just under $100 million, but AML Foods, one of its chief competitors, had been unable to take advantage, Mr Finlayson added. This is my opinion, he said. During the four-five years that Bahamas Supermarkets lost market share, AMLs sales popped up a bit, and came right back down when Bahamas Supermarkets was at its worst. L ost Over the period, we lost $46 million in sales, and between the June period last y ear and when we bought City Markets [in November], it dropped to a level when it was in freefall. During that period, AML did not gain any sales or market share at all. The other guys picked it up. Mr Finlayson said that if AML Foods management were that good, they should have picked it up.... Its what theyre doing that is wrong. The thing theyre doing is that they are not listening to the customers, and thats the difference between what theyre doing and what were doing. Our customers are telling us what to do so they can spend their money with us. Speaking of his appointment of Benita Rahming as City Markets chief executive, supported by a woman-domi nated management team, Mr Finlayson said: I know that for this to work, a woman has to run it. Ladies are our primary customers, and no one knows what a woman wants better than a woman. Weve made good head way, and you can really expect our sales to jump through the roof right now, as we have a team primarily of women in there. I dont think they can be beaten. As a shareholder, Im happy to entrust my investment to them. Asked about his message to AML Foods investors, Mr Finlayson said: Weve really given them a choice. This whole thing was not a referendum on how we run our business. For AML shareholders, its a referendum on whether theyre satisfied with the management. What I would say to them is that were offering to buy their shares at almost a 50 per cent premium to what theyre trading at now, but they also have the choice to stay in and go on a ride with the merged company...... I believe the majority of people are tired, theyre fatigued, and have had enough of the ride up and down. Heres an opportunity for them to get out, and get out at a premium. But I think the problem they will have if we do not succeed is that there is nowhere for the AML shares to go but down. Weve seen that with the latest results. We are taking back our market share. They did not make a gain when City Markets was at its lowest point. Now we are taking back some of Super Values business, some of Phils business, some of AMLs business, and some of Sandys [Robin Hood] business. However, Mr Finlayson was quick to point out that small, independently-owned neighbourhood food storesw ere stealing market share from all of the so-called Big Five, and he urged: AML shareholders have to look at all these things. Look at City Markets, look at Super Value. Rupert Roberts is not going to sit down; hes going to come back with all guns blazing and take market share. The AML shareholders are caught in the middle, and Im pretty sure the share price will not go up, and that its going to go down. Mr Finlayson said that it was not just AML Foods core food retailing business that was getting squeezed, but also its Dominos pizza franchise through the emergence of rival Marcos Pizza, under the local ownership of Aetos Holdings, headed by Chris and Terry Tsavoussis. If I was an AML Foods shareholder Id really be thinking about what Im doing with my investment, Mr Fin layson added. He said he was due to meet, together with AML Foods, the Securities Commission today to see how we proceed going forward on the tender offer. BUSINESS PAGE 8B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM AML bidder: 20% of shares locked up FROM page 1B tage in this area and boost the financial services industry. We are interested in making the industry and regulatory environment as competitive as possible to facilitate business, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business. A key issue for the overwhelming majority is a standard, and implemented entry requirement, for sales persons in the industry. Each company has its own standard, and we believe that by working with the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas to develop and strengthen those requirements it will accrue to the benefit of the industry. Emphasising that it would not be another layer of regulation, Mr Cooper said he hoped to see the Bahamian insurance industry agree to a general standard of entry for sales persons and agents, with certification and an across-the-board effort to improve the calibre of new entrants. This is one of the things that is gaining some traction, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business. C ompetitiveness Besides the domestic market, the BAF chief told Tribune Business that the committee wanted to include among its 14 members representatives from the external insurance industry, in a bid to improve the Bahamas competitiveness here. It would also, he added, lead to the establishment of standards to make the Bahamas a jurisdiction where insurance can thrive again, and this goes beyond the development and administration of captives. Maybe the Bahamas can create new products to assist in the advancement of offshore financial services business, which seems a bit troubled at the moment in the development of new products and services. If the committee can advance regulations on this aspect of the industry, it will bring new life and dynamism to the industry. Apart from Mr Cooper, other members of the Insurance Advisory Committee include Jeanine Lampkin, of Lampkin & Company, as its deputy chairman; Timothy Ingraham, general manager of Summit Insurance and president of the Bahamas Insurance Association; Vaughn Culmer, president of the Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA Longley, a partner in KPMG (Bahamas merly of Nassau Underwriters; Brian Self, Security & General; Emmanuel Komolafe of Colina Insurance; and former reg istrar of insurance, Dr Roger Brown. Its role, under the Insurance Act, is to advise the regulator, the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas, on insurance mat-t ers, providing recommendations and acting as a forum for dialogue on key issues. I think I speak on behalf of the other members that were fairly enthused about the possibilities here. We think it can be private-public partnership at its best, Mr Cooper told Tribune Business. It is fairly clear that the industry and the Commission share the same ideals of protecting policyholders and improving the industry. We think this is an era of open dialogue, so we intend to be very open and very participatory. We hope to make a positivea nd lasting impact. There are some differing lobbies in this group, so the unique challenge will be to balance the views of a diverse group and present carefully considered advice based on best practices in the industry and the region. Entry standard push for insurance agents F ROM page 1B

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MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will send Congress on Monday a $3 trillion-plus budget for 2012 that promises $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade by freezing many domestic programs for five years, trimming military spending and limiting tax deductions for the wealthy. Jacob Lew, the president's budget director, said Sunday that the new spending plan for the 2012 would disprove the notion that "we can do this painlessly ... we are going to make tough choices." Republicans rejected that appraisal, castigating Obama for proposals that will boost spending in such areas as education, public works and research, and charging that Obama's cuts are not deep enough. They vowed to push ahead with their own plans to trim $61 billion in spending from the seven months left in the current budget year and then squeeze Obama's 2012 budget plan for billions of dollars in additional savings in response to voters alarmed at an unprecedented flood of red ink. "He's going to present a budget tomorrow that will continue to destroy jobs by spending too much, borrowing too much and taxing toomuch," House Speaker John Boehner said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Boehner released a statement from 150 economists calling on Obamato take immediate action to reduce government spending. Lew, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," rejected criticism that the $1.1 trillion deficit-cutting goal fell far short of the $4 trillion in deficit cuts outlined by the president's own deficit commission in a plan unveiled lastD ecember. That proposal would attack the biggest caus-es of the deficits spending on the benefit programs Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and defense spending. Obama's budget avoided the painful choices put forward by the commission on benefit programs. Lew said it would be a mistake to say the report did not have an impact on the president's proposals. He cited a proposal to pay for keeping doctors' payments under Medicare from being cut sharply. Instead of bor rowing the money to prevent those cuts, the administration was putting forward $62 billion in savings in other areas t o prevent those cuts over the n ext two years, Lew said. I n addition, the administration is reviving a proposal Congress rejected last year to limit tax deductions the wealthy can get for charitable donations, mortgage inter-e st payments and state and local taxes, and using those savings to pay for keeping the Alternative Minimum Tax from hitting more middleclass families over the next two years. An administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity before the budget was released, said onethird of the $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction the admin istration is projecting over the next decade would come from additional revenue with the bulk of that reflecting the lim itations on tax deductions by the wealthy. The administration has said that its five-year freeze will save $400 billion over the next decade with many programs slated for even bigger cuts. Community development block grants would be trimmed by $300 million, the government's program to help low-income people pay their heating bills would be cut in half for a savings of $2.5 billion, and a Great Lakes environmental restoration program would but cut by 25 percent to save $125 million, according to an Office of Management and Budget summary. That document also said that the budget would cut the Pentagon's spending plans over the next decade by $78 billion with reductions in various weapons programs deemed unnecessary including the C-17 aircraft, the alternative engine for the Joint S trike Fighter aircraft and the M arine expeditionary vehicle. T he OMB document also listed $1 billion in cuts in grants for large airports, almost $1 billion in a reduction in support to states for water treatment plants and other infrastructure programs and savings from consolidating public health programs run by the Center for Disease Control and various U.S. Forest Service programs. The administration will also propose saving $100 billion from Pell Grants and other higher education programs over a decade through belttightening with the savings used to keep the maximum college financial aid award at $5,550, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the budget's Monday release. The OMB summary said that the $1.1 trillion deficit savings would reduce the deficit as a percentage of the total economy to 3 percent of GDP by the middle of this decade. The deficit is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to surge to an alltime high of $1.5 trillion this year, which would be 9.8 percent of the economy and mark the third consecutive $1 trillion-plus budget gap. The surging deficits reflect the deep 2007-2009 recession, which cut into government tax revenues as millions were thrown out of work and prompted massive govern ment spending to jump-start economic growth and stabi lize the banking system. Republicans scored significant victories in the November elections by attacking the soaring deficits while the Oba ma administration argued that the spending was needed to keep the country from falling into an even deeper economic slump. BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.260.97AML Foods Limited1.041.040.000.1230.0408.53.85% 1 0.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6 .184.42Bank of Bahamas4.424.420.000.1530.10028.92.26% 0 .580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.492.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.1680.09016.13.33% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 12.509.62Cable Bahamas10.2110.210.001.0500.3109.73.04% 2 .842.36Colina Holdings2.402.400.000.7810.0403.11.67% 7 .005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.856.850.004510.4880.26014.03.80% 3 .651.63Consolidated Water BDRs2.062.080.020.1110.04518.72.16% 2.551.40Doctor's Hospital1.401.400.000.1070.11013.17.86% 6.995.47Famguard5.475.470.000.3570.24015.34.39% 10.207.23Finco6.516.510.000.2870.00022.70.00% 1 1.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.399.390.000.4940.35019.03.73% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.485.480.004,0000.4520.16012.12.92% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.405.00ICD Utilities7.407.400.000.0120.240616.73.24% 10.509.82J. S. Johnson9.829.820.000.8590.64011.46.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029FRIDAY, 11 FEBURARY 2011B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,472.37 | CHG 0.02 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -27.14 | YTD % -1.81BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 19 October 2017 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)2 9 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 P rime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% I nterest 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%L ast 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.51221.4076CFAL Bond Fund1.51795.51%6.90%1.498004 2.95272.8300CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.95270.18%1.61%2.918697 1.58091.5114CFAL Money Market Fund1.58080.43%4.59%1.550241 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.7049-0.56%-15.54% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.41640.44%-0.10% 114.3684101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund114.36849.98%12.49%109.392860 106.552899.4177CFAL Global Equity Fund106.55284.75%7.18%100.779540 1.14651.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.14655.20%5.20% 1.11851.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.11854.73%4.73% 1.14911.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.14915.35%5.35% 9.74859.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.79504.85%5.45% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.6417-1.20%0.50% 10.12669.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.12661.27%1.27% 8.45104.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.45100.72%9.95% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200730-Nov-10 31-Jan-11 107.570619 105.776543 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-10 NAV 6MTH 1.475244 2.910084 1.533976TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752530-Nov-10 30-Sep-10 31-Jan-11 28-Jan-11 31-Jan-11MARKET TERMS31-Dec-10 31-Jan-11CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)31-Jan-11BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 30-Nov-10 31-Dec-10 Obama official says new budget won't be pain-free BUDGETTIME: In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2011, Carolyn Johns on, right, and other e mployees at the Government Printing Office, compile sections of the appendix of the 2012 budget in Washington. President Barack O bama will send his 2012 budget proposal to Congress today. A P P h o t o / J a c q u e l y n M a r t i n INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONE PAGE 2E Basketball joy for RBPF TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM WINNER: Lady Eunice (above and left came back to win the final two races to clinch the series. TOPCLASS: Lady Eunice leads the way in its class. BASKETBALL BAISS CHAMPIONSHIPS THE Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools will kick off their 2011 best-of-three basketball championship series today at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. Beginning at 4 p.m., the junior girls division will fea ture the Temple Christian Suns against the St. Augustines College Big Red Machine. That will be followed by SAC against the Queens College Comets in the junior boys. The senior girls matchup will pit the St. Johns Giants against the Queens College and in the senior boys division, it will be the Westmin ster Diplomats against St. Johns. Game two in each series will continue on Tuesday with the third and deciding games, if necessary, on Wednesday. BASKETBALL GSSSA CHAMPIONSHIPS THE Government Sec ondary Schools Sports Association will begin their bestof-three basketball championship series today at 4 p.m. at both the CI Gibson and DW Davis Gymnasiums. While the juniors will be in action at the CI Gibson Gymnasium, the seniors will play at the DW Davis Gym. In the senior girls division will be played against the CR WAlker Knights and the RM Bailey Pacers. The senior boys will showcase the CC Sweeting Cobras defending their title against RM Bailey. Game two in all of the series will be played on Tuesday. If necessary, the third and deciding games will be played on Wednesday. B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net F O R another year, the Lady in Reda nd Lady Nathalie hold the bragging r ights in the St. Valentines Massacre. Y esterday on Montage Beach, the Lady Nathalie, skippered by Clyde Rolle, pulled off another victory in the Catch Me If You Can chal l enge race between her B Class and six A Class boats. I t was the 24th anniversary of the biggest regatta held outs ide of the National Family Island Regatta in Georgetown, Exuma and the Long Island Regatta. But ask organiser and Lady Nathalie owner Eleazor the Sailing Barber Johnson and he w ould quickly tell you that the St. Valentines Massacre is fast Lady in Red, Lady Nathalie take the sailing honours ST. VALENTINESMASSACRE spor ts NOTES SEE page 2E PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff SCENES from the Valentines Massacre.

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony (Cops BY RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net I n the Second Annual Law Enforcement Basketball Classic, last year's champion retained its title after they held on for a hard fought from the top group of visiting contenders. T he Royal Bahamas Police Force protected home court and kept the championship trophy in the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal IsaacsG ymnasium. The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led 2 2-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31 lead into the half thanks to 15 points from B ernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino Richardson. The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw t hem outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back i nto the game. The Bahamas led by just a single basket headed into the fourth quarter, 53-51. In a back and forth battle over the final period, t he Bahamas was able to break away when their defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of w hich led to a momentum shifting Richardson slam dunk for a two possession advantage. T he team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs points and 21 (Richardson noted their keys to the repeat title. "The important thing was just to stay patient and let the game come to you," Richardson said, Thats what I did I was able to help the team to the win." Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up," Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up t he slack I just followed behind. We came out with game plan and we executed and it led to the win tonight." RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle applauded his team's effort despite the early foul t roubled which plagued his regular rotation. "What i wanted to do i couldn't do because of t he foul trouble, it messed up the rotation," he said, "We're the best in the world. They said t hey wanted us, they got us and they couldn't handle us." In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police F orce. The second edition of the tournament feat ured teams from across the Caribbean and Canada including the Trinidad Police and Defence F orce, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police AAA Basketball team. Aside from their work on the court, the visiting law enforcements athletes also joined various m inisters of the gospel and public figures in Bahamian society when they toured several s chools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash, CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF A dderley and SC McPherson where the students were treated to positive messages from the visitors. RBPF keep trophy in Bahamas T HE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC becoming the toast of the regatta sea son because of the challenge. Only two boats catch me in 23 years, the New Couregous and the Red Stripe, but they never catch me three times, only once or twice, said Johnson, whose boat was last caught four years ago by the New Courgeous. Johnson said after looking at his clck on the first lap and hwe saw how far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat sailing, he knew there was no way that she would have gotten catch by the rest of the fleet. After ten minutes past, I didnt look anymore because they gave me a 12 minute head start and after the first lap, I knew they couldnt catch me, he said. The skipper sailed a smart race. The New Couregous came the clos est to catching the Lady Nathalie, followed by the Red Stripe. A jubilant Rolle said he had a little scare at the beginning, but once he settled his crew down, they were able to sail without any further problems. We beat the nearest boat behind us by five minutes. There was no advantage because we did the calculation on time, he stressed. The rest of them, we put time on them. Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna Nicola were among the other boats that made up the fleet. It was the second victory for the year for the Lady in Red after she took the All-For-One Regatta in the B Class in January to officially kick off the new season on the right sail. There was also a C Class series that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip pered by Rolle, won the first race. But the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin cent Wright, came back to win the final two races to clinch the series. Among the other boats that com peted in the eight-boat fleet were Jacobs Ladder, Queen Brigita and Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was quite impressed with the way the entire weekend activities came together this year and he thanked the spon sors who all helped to make it possible. They included legendary sailor Sir Durward Sea Wolf Knowles, Min istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Marios Bowling and Entertainment Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation, Double Ds Restaurant, Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Company, Hannas Hardware, Floyds Cafe and Williams Drugs. FROM page 1E Lady in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours ONTHEBALL: Scenes from the basketball classic. PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff

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SPORTS PAGE 2E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony (Cops BY RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net I n the Second Annual Law Enforcement Basketball Classic, last year's champion retained its title after they held on for a hard fought from the top group of visiting contenders. T he Royal Bahamas Police Force protected home court and kept the championship trophy in the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal IsaacsG ymnasium. The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led 2 2-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31 lead into the half thanks to 15 points from B ernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino Richardson. The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw t hem outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back i nto the game. The Bahamas led by just a single basket headed into the fourth quarter, 53-51. In a back and forth battle over the final period, t he Bahamas was able to break away when their defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of w hich led to a momentum shifting Richardson slam dunk for a two possession advantage. T he team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs points and 21 (Richardson noted their keys to the repeat title. "The important thing was just to stay patient and let the game come to you," Richardson said, Thats what I did I was able to help the team to the win." Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up," Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up t he slack I just followed behind. We came out with game plan and we executed and it led to the win tonight." RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle applauded his team's effort despite the early foul t roubled which plagued his regular rotation. "What i wanted to do i couldn't do because of t he foul trouble, it messed up the rotation," he said, "We're the best in the world. They said t hey wanted us, they got us and they couldn't handle us." In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police F orce. The second edition of the tournament feat ured teams from across the Caribbean and Canada including the Trinidad Police and Defence F orce, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police AAA Basketball team. Aside from their work on the court, the visiting law enforcements athletes also joined various m inisters of the gospel and public figures in Bahamian society when they toured several s chools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash, CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF A dderley and SC McPherson where the students were treated to positive messages from the visitors. RBPF keep trophy in Bahamas T HE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC becoming the toast of the regatta sea son because of the challenge. Only two boats catch me in 23 years, the New Couregous and the Red Stripe, but they never catch me three times, only once or twice, said Johnson, whose boat was last caught four years ago by the New Courgeous. Johnson said after looking at his clck on the first lap and hwe saw how far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat sailing, he knew there was no way that she would have gotten catch by the rest of the fleet. After ten minutes past, I didnt look anymore because they gave me a 12 minute head start and after the first lap, I knew they couldnt catch me, he said. The skipper sailed a smart race. The New Couregous came the clos est to catching the Lady Nathalie, followed by the Red Stripe. A jubilant Rolle said he had a little scare at the beginning, but once he settled his crew down, they were able to sail without any further problems. We beat the nearest boat behind us by five minutes. There was no advantage because we did the calculation on time, he stressed. The rest of them, we put time on them. Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna Nicola were among the other boats that made up the fleet. It was the second victory for the year for the Lady in Red after she took the All-For-One Regatta in the B Class in January to officially kick off the new season on the right sail. There was also a C Class series that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip pered by Rolle, won the first race. But the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin cent Wright, came back to win the final two races to clinch the series. Among the other boats that com peted in the eight-boat fleet were Jacobs Ladder, Queen Brigita and Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was quite impressed with the way the entire weekend activities came together this year and he thanked the spon sors who all helped to make it possible. They included legendary sailor Sir Durward Sea Wolf Knowles, Min istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Marios Bowling and Entertainment Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation, Double Ds Restaurant, Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Company, Hannas Hardware, Floyds Cafe and Williams Drugs. FROM page 1E Lady in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours ONTHEBALL: Scenes from the basketball classic. PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff

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S PORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 3E TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net For the second time in as many contests one of the BRFU top contenders for the 2011 season again fell at the hands of ap erennial powerhouse in a nailbiting contest. Baillou maintained their position atop the l eague standings with a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC in the feature match on the pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. T he Buccaneers reached the scoreboard first with a short yardage try midway through the first half, but failed to convertthe kick for an early 5-0 lead. Protecting an early, the Buccaneers squandered several scoring opportunities to pad their advantage. On successive possessions, the Buccaneers reached scoring position but failed to cross the try line on several attempts. A five meter scrum on both occurrences helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and kept them within a single possession. With just under two minutes left to play in the opening half, Baillou reached the scoreboard for the first time with their only try of the match A successful conversion gave them a 7-5 lead headed into the half. Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half. Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke through for a late try, however, even with the successful conversion, they remained out of reach as time expired. Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the top of the League, who scored a win earlier in the afternoon over the Potcakes. The Buccaneers were looking to rebound from a last minute defeat at the hands of Baillou and solidify their position as a top contender by defeating the top two teams in the standings and handing Baillou their first defeat of the year. Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated the defending National Champions, Cuckoos, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since dropped a pair of matches to Baillou. In international play, the BRFU will field a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby tournament. The Bahamas will enter a select team in Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida February 25-27. In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first time in many years the Bahamas will be entered into the Premiership Division with United States Superleague Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue. Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be used as an integral part of the National team's preparation for the Caribbean Championships which will commence on April 30th in Bermuda. Baillou keep atop standings with a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC ABOVE UNDER PRESSURE: Baillou player shields himself. LEFT ONTHE CHARGE: A Baillou tries to brush off a tackle. BELOW SCRAMBLING: Baillou and Buccaneers battle for the ball. PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff R UGBY: WINTON

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S PORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 3E TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net For the second time in as many contests one of the BRFU top contenders for the 2011 season again fell at the hands of ap erennial powerhouse in a nailbiting contest. Baillou maintained their position atop the l eague standings with a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC in the feature match on the pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. T he Buccaneers reached the scoreboard first with a short yardage try midway through the first half, but failed to convertthe kick for an early 5-0 lead. Protecting an early, the Buccaneers squandered several scoring opportunities to pad their advantage. On successive possessions, the Buccaneers reached scoring position but failed to cross the try line on several attempts. A five meter scrum on both occurrences helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and kept them within a single possession. With just under two minutes left to play in the opening half, Baillou reached the scoreboard for the first time with their only try of the match A successful conversion gave them a 7-5 lead headed into the half. Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half. Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke through for a late try, however, even with the successful conversion, they remained out of reach as time expired. Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the top of the League, who scored a win earlier in the afternoon over the Potcakes. The Buccaneers were looking to rebound from a last minute defeat at the hands of Baillou and solidify their position as a top contender by defeating the top two teams in the standings and handing Baillou their first defeat of the year. Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated the defending National Champions, Cuckoos, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since dropped a pair of matches to Baillou. In international play, the BRFU will field a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby tournament. The Bahamas will enter a select team in Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida February 25-27. In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first time in many years the Bahamas will be entered into the Premiership Division with United States Superleague Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue. Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be used as an integral part of the National team's preparation for the Caribbean Championships which will commence on April 30th in Bermuda. Baillou keep atop standings with a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC ABOVE UNDER PRESSURE: Baillou player shields himself. LEFT ONTHE CHARGE: A Baillou tries to brush off a tackle. BELOW SCRAMBLING: Baillou and Buccaneers battle for the ball. PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff R UGBY: WINTON

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SPORTS PAGE 4E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net Missed opportunities haunted last year's BFA Senior League r unners-up as they played themselves out of a win and into the first draw across the league this season. T he Lyford Cay Dragons played to a nil-nil tie with the CavaliersF C in the opening game of a double header at the Roscow Davies Soccer Field yesterday afternoon. Patrick End missed pair of p enalty kicks and Mark Emy failed t o convert a breakaway on through ball to squander the best scoring o pportunities for the Dragons during the match. After a nearly eventless first half, the shorthanded Dragons came out of the intermission shorthanded but offensive minded. They controlled the ball early on and got their first shot on goal just two minutes into the second period when a header by Ulrich Wolf sailed just left of the goalpost. Missed Minutes later, End missed the first penalty kick which sailed high and to the right. With momentum in their favor the Cavaliers had their best opportunity to score in the half when Derek Dean came free on a breakaway but was unable to beat the Dragons' goalkeeper in the 71st minute. W ith the Dragons on the attack a gain in the 84th minute, End came up for his second penalty k ick of the game. This time the ball would hit the crossbar and his following header also veered far to the right. With time running out for both teams, Wolf led a breakaway for the Dragons and delivered a through ball to Emy but his shot would miss at the 89th minute as time expired on both teams for the tie. T he Dragons fell to one win, one d raw and no losses while the Cavaliers now have one draw and one l oss. Dynamos leads the league with six total points at 2-1, while the league's highest scoring team with nine goals, United FC stand 1-1. Next week the Cavaliers will face the Bears at in the opening match at 2pm, while Dynamos will face the Baha Juniors at 4pm. Dragons lack fire in tie with Cavaliers SOCCER scenes from JUNIOR SOCCER PHOTOS: Felip Major /Tribune staff

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S PORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 5E TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net M ARK Knowles and Michal Mertinak came close to playing for their first mens doubles title since their partnership started this year at the Sap Open in San Jose, California. As the number one seeded team, the Bahamian-Solvenia partnership fell short when they were ousted in the semifinal on Saturday in set scores of 4-6, 7-4 and 10-4 by the unseeded team of Alejandro Falla and Xavier Malisse. It was a very disappointing l oss, said Knowles when contacted yesterday. We actually played a very good match. It was probably one of our better matches. We sort of dominated the first set and we had break point early in the second and then we had break point again late in the second, serv i ng for the match, but just didnt convert. In this format, if you dont get the break points, it swings pretty quickly. We played a better supert ie-breaker. That was what to came down to. We didnt win any of the n o ad points and they won the super breaker. As the better team in the tournament, Knowles said it was quited isappointing because they didnt get to pull off the victory and a dvance to yesterdays final. The duo, however, have improved on their showing in the first two tournaments of the yearw hen they got eliminated in the second round in Australia last month. Were definitely improving. Its just hard because I dontj ust go to lose. I go into each tour nament to win it. So its tough to fall short of that. But looking at the bigger pic ture, we played well. We just have to give the other team credit. They played well. They came through with the goods on the big points. We just wasnt able to win the break points, which would have gotten us into the final. Knowles and Mertinak will leave today for Memphis, Tennessee where they will play in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. But it wont be any easier. They are seeded at number three in the field of 16 and are matched against the Israel team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Rami n the first round. Their match could be played as early as Tues day. T ough Its a very tough match right away, a very tough test, Knowles p ointed out. We just have to kind of bounce back and build on the good stuff that we did in San Jose. I f they are successful and they get all the way to the semifinal, Knowles could possibly face hisf ormer longtime partner Daniel Nestor and his partnerM ax Mirnyi. Nestor and Mirnyi are the top seeds. The number two seeds are Aisam-UlHaq and Horia Tecau. Once the tournament is finished, Knowles and Mertinak are planning on traveling to Dubai to play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships that will take place start on February 21. After a weeks break, they will return to the United States to play in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, the first Masters Series for the year. However, Knowles will skip the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida, starting on March 23 as his wife, Dawn, is due to expand their family with their third child around that time. Semi-final heartache for Knowles and Mertinak By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net LAMAR Delaney posted the best performance in leading the Bahamian contingent of Bahamian track and field athletes in action on the collegiate scene over the weekend. Competing at Texas A&M Conference Challenge at the Gilliam Indoor Track Sta dium in College Station, Texas for the University of Houston, the senior finished second in the mens triple jump. He had a leap of 15.63 metres or 51-feet, 3-inches to end up behind Chris Carter, another senior form Houston, with the win ning leap of 15.77m or 51-9. Also at that meet, Demetrius Pinder took fourth place in the mens 400 metres in a time of 47.74 seconds. The event was won by Bryan Miller and followed by Tabarie Henry, two Texas A&M senior team-mates of Pinder in 46.48 and 46.58 respectively. Kevin Furlough, a junior at the University of Houston, broke up a sweep of Texas A&M by taking third place in 46.69. However, Pinder ran the second leg for Texas A&M as he joined Tran Howell, Henry and Miller to win the mens 1600 relay in 3:05.48 over Baylor, who did 3:05.92. The bulk of the Bahamian athletes competed at the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The best performances in this meet also came on the field as Bianca Stuart, competing unattached, soared 6.44m or 21-1 1/2 for third place in the womens invitational long jump. Marshwevet Myers, competing for Adidas, won the event with a leap of 6.83m or 22-5 and Brittney Reese, unattached, was second with 6.64m or 21-9 1/2. Sophomore JVente Deveaux, a sophomore at Allen County Community College, was fourth in the mens invitational triple jump with a leap of 16.9m or 53-1 1/2. Another Bahamian, Cameron Parker, a junior at Texas Christian University, came eighth with 15.64m or 51-3 3/4. Parker was also 22nd in the mens collegiate long jump with a distance of 6.83m or 22-5. Will Claye, a junior at the University of Florida, posted the winning lap of 17.02m or 55-10 1/4. Also on the field, Raymond Higgs had double duties. The freshman from the University of Arkansas, got seventh in the mens long jump invitational with a leap of 7.77m or 25-6. Zedric Thomas, a senior at Louisiana State University, won the event with 8.08m or 26-6 3/4. And Higgs also competed in his specialty in the mens high jump invitational where he was 13th with a height of 2.10m or 6-10 3/4. Erik Kynard, a sophomore at Kansas State, won with 2.33m or 7-7 3/4. On the track, Auburn Universitys Sheni qua Q Smith and Nivea Smith led the way. Competing in the preliminary round of the womens 60 metres, Ferguson clocked 7.31 seconds for 10th place just ahead of Lauryn Williams, representing Saucony, in 7.32 as they went to the final. Smith did 7.62 for 49th over and VAlonee Robinson was 70th overall in 7.81, but they both didnt advance. In the final, Ferguson ended up 19th over all in 7.47. Jessica Young, a senior at TCU, won in 7.18, followed by Shalonda Solomon, representing Reebok, in 7.23. Williams got third in 7.24. The womens 200 saw Smith finished sixth in 23.49 with Ferguson eighth in 23.53 and Michelle Cumberbatch, a sophomore at Lin coln, got 85th overall in 25.53. Cumberbatch also contested the womens 400 where she ended up 54th overall in 57.25 in the preliminaries. Three Bahamians also hooked up in the womens 60 hurdles. But only Tia Thompson and Ivanique Kemp got into the semifinal before they were eliminated. In the prelims, Kemp, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas, was 16th in 8.55, while Thompson, competing unattached, was 19th in 8.61 and Robinson finished 44th in 9.16. The semifinal saw Thompson improve her position and time to 13th in 8.47, but Kemp dropped to 18th in 8.51. Jackie Coward, a junior at the University of Central Florida, had the fastest qualifying time of 8.08. And in the womens 1600 relay, Shelleyeka Rolle, a junior, ran the third leg on LSUs winning team that clocked 3:34.54. Delaney finishes second in mens triple jump TENNIS MICHAL MERTINAK DISAPPOINTINGLOSS: Mark Knowles. Its a very tough match right away, a very tough test. We just have to kind of bounce back and build on the good stuff that we did in San Jose. TRACK AND FIELD

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SPORTS PAGE 6E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM DESPITE the inclement weather, the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization was still ableto honour Sherman the Tank Williams over the weekend. Rain washed out the PACBO Valentine event that was was on Saturday night at the Nassau Sta dium that was designed to honour Williams during the amateur boxing show. But PABCOs president Fred Sturrup said they were still able to make Williams and his wife, Kimberly, feel honoured and appreciated. On Friday evening past, I arranged with Breezes through their executive Hedda Smith to host Sherman and wife Kimberley to dinner, Sturrup said. Sharing the evening with the couple and I were Ministry of Tourism Sports Director Tyrone Sawyer and PACBO Northern Bahamas Director Kevin Johnson. Sawyer organised interviews with the Ministrys Tourism Today team. On Sunday prior to their departure, Sturrup said he was able to present Williams with a special plaque from PACBO saluting his great work in the boxing ring and otherwise as a big contributor to the development of the sport of boxing in the Pan American Caribbean region. Williams expressed his thanks to PACBO and pledged to continue giving his very best in the ring to show the world the ability of a Bahamian and a Caribbean product. He said he was very happy that the Ministry of Tourism and Breezes worked along with PACBO to host me and my wife. Sturrup said athough the show was called off it was a pleasure tobe responsible for the visit of the Willams. The weather did not favour us for the Valentine show but all within the PACBO organization are proud to be associated with saluting Wlliams who enhanced the image of his country in sports andtourism during the fight that wasseen al over the world, Sturrup said. Sturrup also presented a plaque to Kimberly Williams for her work in boxing behind the scene. Honour for Sherman the T ank Williams B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net W H EN the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas six-member team return from the Cayman Islands onT uesday, they will be bringing back two victories under their belt. T he team competed in the Bahamas versus Cayman Islands Invitational over the weekend where Alexis Roberts and Richard Charlton were both successful in their matches. R oberts, competing in the welterweight, won by a RSC (referee stop contest Islands. Charlton pulled off a decision on points over Deigo Rodriquez. The others representing the Bahamas were Lester B rown, who lost on points to Tafare Ebanks; Colin John son lost to Kendal Ebanks; Ometrie Ferguson lost to Jason Parchment and David Martin lost to DarrelE banks. The team was coached was Nathan Davis from Grand B ahama, assisted by Harold Seymour from Inagua. Terry Goldsmith, also from Grand Bahama, was the team manager. N ational coach Andre Seymour said the team was a young one and it was the first time for the majority of the competitors competing on the international scene. Alexis fought internationally before, but hes just on his way back, Seymour said. Its a fairly young team, sow e just wanted them to get their feet wet. On Friday, Seymour will take six boxers to compete at the COPA Tournament in the Dominican Republic. The boxers are currently training at the National Boxing Center in a mini camp. The other thing we are looking for are gold medals, Seymour projected. Everybody is working very hard. Valentino (Knowlesfrom Cubal ooking very good and healthy. Debut Hes in good shape and we expect the same from Carl (Hieldfrom CubaG odfrey (Strachan Williams are making their debut on the senior interna tional scene. Despite making their debut, Seymour said hes confi dent that with the experience that Commonwealth Games bronze medalists Knowles and Hield will take with them,t hey should be able to pull the others through. Were looking for good things from our boxers in this tournament, Seymour said. I expect the competition to be very stiff because a number of countries of using this as a qualifier for the Pan A merican qualifier next month. So Im looking for teams like Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela to all come with some big teams. But whoever comes, Im looking for some great things from our team. Double boxing success for Bahamas BOXING C LEVER: RASHAD Williams hits the boxing bag. BOXING Amateur Boxing Federations six-member team returning victorious from Cayman Islands F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f ACCEPTANCE: Sherman Williams accepts his plaque from Fred Sturrup. PRESENTATION: Fred Sturrup makes a plaque presentation to Kimberly Williams. n THE PAN AMERICAN CARIBBEAN BOXING ORGANIZATION

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I NTERNATIONALSPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7E ANDROS CAT ISLAND E LEUTHERA MAYAGUANA S AN SALVADOR GREAT INAGUA GREAT EXUMA CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS LONG ISLAND ABACO Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's h ighs and tonights's lows. KEY WEST WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE TAMPA O RLANDOLow: 46F/8C L ow: 49F/9C L ow: 50F/10C Low: 56F/13C Low: 55F/13C L ow: 59F/15C L ow: 66F/19C L ow: 56F/13C High: 71F/22C H igh: 68F/20C High: 72F/22C High: 75F/24C H igh: 75F/24C H igh: 70F/21C H igh: 78F/26C Low: 58F/14C High: 74F/23C Low: 61F/16C High: 77F/25CRAGGED ISLANDL ow: 64F/18C H igh: 80F/27C L ow: 67F/19C H igh: 79F/26C L ow: 61F/16C H igh: 76F/24C Low: 64F/18C High: 79F/26C Low: 69F/21C H igh: 83F/28C L ow: 65F/18C H igh: 79F/26C L ow: 68F/20C H igh: 80F/27C Low: 71F/22C High: 83F/28C L ow: 60F/16C H igh: 78F/26C H igh: 73F/23CFREEPORT NASSAU MIAMI THE WEATHER REPORT 5-DA YFO RECASTSome sun, breezy and pleasant Clear to partly cloudyMostly sunny and breezy Breezy and pleasant with some sun Mostly sunny and breezy High:78Low:66High:79High:77High:78 A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeelMostly sunny, breezy and pleasant High:80Low:68Low:68Low:70 A ccuWeather RealFeel 81F The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatureis an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, a nd elevation on the human bodyeverything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 64F 75-65F 77-64F 80-64F 82-66F Low:70TODAYTONIGHTTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY ALMANACHigh ..................................................70F/21C Low ....................................................64F/18C Normal high ......................................77F/25C Normal low ........................................64F/18C Last year's high ..................................71F/21C Last year's low ..................................61F/16C As of 1 p.m. yesterday ..................................0.04" Year to date ..................................................1.72" Normal year to date ......................................2.57" Statistics are for Nassau through 1 p.m. yesterday Temperature Precipitation SUNANDMOON TIDESFORNASSAU F ull L astNew F irst F eb. 18Feb. 24Mar. 4Mar. 12Sunrise . . . 6:45 a.m. Sunset . . . 6:03 p.m. Moonrise . . 2:22 p.m. Moonset . . 3:27 a.m. Today Tuesday Wednesday Thursday HighHt.(ft.LowHt.(ft. 3:59 a.m.2.610:29 a.m.0.3 4:15 p.m.2.110:25 p.m.-0.3 4:54 a.m.2.811:23 a.m.0.0 5:13 p.m.2.411:23 p.m.-0.4 5:47 a.m.3.012:12 p.m.-0.3 6:07 p.m.2.5----6:36 a.m.3.212:18 a.m.-0.7 6:58 p.m.2.81:00 p.m.-0.7 Friday Saturday S unday 7:25 a.m.3.21:11 a.m.-0.9 7:49 p.m.3.01:46 p.m.-0.9 8:13 a.m.3.22:03 a.m.-1.0 8:40 p.m.3.22:32 p.m.-1.0 9:01 a.m.3.12:56 a.m.-1.0 9:31 p.m.3.23:19 p.m.-1.2 MARINEFORECAST WINDSWAVESVISIBILITYWATER TEMPS. ABACO ANDROS CAT ISLAND CROOKED ISLAND ELEUTHERA FREEPORT GREAT EXUMA GREAT INAGUA LONG ISLAND MAYAGUANA NASSAU SAN SALVADOR RAGGED ISLAND Today:NE at 4-8 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles72F Tuesday:NNE at 8-16 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles72F Today:NE at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles76F Tuesday:NE at 10-20 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles76F Today:NE at 10-20 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles75F Tuesday:NNE at 10-20 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles75F Today:ENE at 10-20 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles77F Tuesday:NE at 10-20 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles77F Today:NE at 8-16 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles75F Tuesday:NNE at 10-20 Knots4-7 Feet10 Miles74F Today:NNE at 4-8 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles75F Tuesday:NNE at 8-16 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles75F Today:NE at 10-20 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles75F Tuesday:NNE at 10-20 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles75F Today:ENE at 8-16 Knots3-6 Feet10 Miles78F Tuesday:NE at 10-20 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles79F Today:NE at 12-25 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles77F Tuesday:NNE at 12-25 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles77F Today:ENE at 8-16 Knots6-10 Feet10 Miles77F Tuesday:NE at 10-20 Knots5-9 Feet10 Miles78F Today:NE at 8-16 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles75F Tuesday:NNE at 8-16 Knots1-3 Feet10 Miles75F Today:NE at 12-25 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles78F Tuesday:NE at 15-25 Knots3-5 Feet10 Miles78F Today:NE at 10-20 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles76F Tuesday:NNE at 10-20 Knots2-4 Feet10 Miles76F UV IN DEXTO DAYThe higher the AccuWeather UV IndexT Mnumber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather.com H Atlanta A t l a n t a Highs: 63F/17C H i g h s : 6 3 F / 1 7 C Kingston K i n g s t o n Highs: 86F/30C H i g h s : 8 6 F / 3 0 C Caracas C a r a c a s Highs: 89F/32C H i g h s : 8 9 F / 3 2 C Panama City P a n a ma C i t y Highs: 90F/32C H i g h s : 9 0 F / 3 2 C Limon L i m o n Highs: 80F/27C H i g h s : 8 0 F / 2 7 C Managua Ma n a g u a Highs: 91F/33C H i g h s : 9 1 F / 3 3 C Cozumel C o z u m e l Highs: 81F/27C H i g h s : 8 1 F / 2 7 C Belize B e l i z e Highs: 74F/23C H i g h s : 7 4 F / 2 3 C Charlotte C h a r l o t t e Highs: 67F/19C H i g h s : 6 7 F / 1 9 C Charleston C h a r l e s t o n Highs: 70F/21C H i g h s : 7 0 F / 2 1 C Savannah S a v a n n a h Highs: 70F/21C H i g h s : 7 0 F / 2 1 C Pensacola P e n s a c o l a Highs: 66F/19C H i g h s : 6 6 F / 1 9 C Daytona Beach D a y t o n a B e a c h Highs: 68F/20C H i g h s : 6 8 F / 2 0 C Tampa T a m p a Highs: 68F/20C H i g h s : 6 8 F / 2 0 C Freeport F r e e p o r t Highs: 73F/23C H i g h s : 7 3 F / 2 3 C Miami Mi a m i Highs: 75F/24C H i g h s : 7 5 F / 2 4 C Nassau N a s s a u Highs: 78F/26C H i g h s : 7 8 F / 2 6 C Havana H a v a n a Highs: 80F/27C H i g h s : 8 0 F / 2 7 C Santiago de Cuba S a n t i a g o d e C u b a Highs: 83F/28C H i g h s : 8 3 F / 2 8 C San Juan S a n J u a n Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Santa S a n t a Domingo D o m i n g o Highs: 85F/29C H i g h s : 8 5 F / 2 9 C Trinidad T r i n i d a d Tobago T o b a g o Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Port-au-Prince P o r t a u P r i n c e Highs: 88F/31C H i g h s : 8 8 F / 3 1 C Cape Hatteras C a p e H a t t e r a s Highs: 62F/17C H i g h s : 6 2 F / 1 7 C Aruba Curacao A r u b a C u r a c a o Highs: 87F/31C H i g h s : 8 7 F / 3 1 C Antigua A n t i g u a Highs: 83F/28C H i g h s : 8 3 F / 2 8 C Barbados B a r b a d o s Highs: 84F/29C H i g h s : 8 4 F / 2 9 C Bermuda B e r m u d a Highs: 68F/20C H i g h s : 6 8 F / 2 0 C Atlanta Highs: 63F/17C Kingston Highs: 86F/30C Caracas Highs: 89F/32C Panama City Highs: 90F/32C Limon Highs: 80F/27C Managua Highs: 91F/33C Cozumel Highs: 81F/27C Belize Highs: 74F/23C Charlotte Highs: 67F/19C Charleston Highs: 70F/21C Savannah Highs: 70F/21C Pensacola Highs: 66F/19C Daytona Beach Highs: 68F/20C Tampa Highs: 68F/20C Freeport Highs: 73F/23C Miami Highs: 75F/24C Nassau Highs: 78F/26C Havana Highs: 80F/27C Santiago de Cuba Highs: 83F/28C San Juan Highs: 84F/29C Santa Domingo Highs: 85F/29C Trinidad Tobago Highs: 87F/31C Port-au-Prince Highs: 88F/31C Cape Hatteras Highs: 62F/17C Aruba Curacao Highs: 87F/31C Antigua Highs: 83F/28C Barbados Highs: 84F/29C Bermuda Highs: 68F/20C INSURANCEMANAGEMENTTRACKINGMAP Showers Warm Cold Stationary Rain T-storms Flurries Snow IceShown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's highs and t onight's lows. N S EW S E 7 -14 knots N S EW S E 4-8 knots N S EW S E 6-12 knots N S EW S E 1 0-20 knots N S EW S E 10-20 knots N S EW S E 10-20 knots N S EW S E 12-25 knots N S EW S E 8 -16 knots TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM J IMMY GOLEN, A P Sports Writer BOSTON LeBron James and the Miami Heat c ouldn't win in Boston in the regular season. And now they might have to do it in the playoffs. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, a nd James missed a crucial free throw w ith 12.5 seconds left in the Celtics' 8582 victory over Miami on Sunday. Boston improved to 3-0 against the Heat this season, taking back the top s pot in the East and clinching the potential tiebreaker for home-court advantage in the playoffs. The teams will play again in Miami o n April 10. "They are the defending Eastern Conference champions. You have to go through them, and they ain't going to make it easy," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We understand that t his isn't going to be an easy ride for us, and that's where we're at our best." T he Heat eliminated most of a 13point fourth-quarter deficit and trailed 83-81 with 19 seconds left when they brought the ball in from a timeout and got it to James at the top of the key.H e drove on Paul Pierce and drew the foul but missed the first shot, thenm ade the second. On the ensuing inbound pass, James w ent into the stands for the ball but merely knocked it to Ray Allen; the Celtics got the ball downcourt to Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who was fouled. Davis hit both foul shots with 6.3 sec-o nds to go, and Mike Miller missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds t hat would have sent the game to overtime. "They're going to be a different team in March and April, the more important months, when we'll proba-b ly have to see them again," said Paul Pierce, who was 0-for-10 from the floor and scored just one point. "It gives us the series in case something happens w ith a tiebreaker." The Celtics have won 12 of the last 13 games against Miami, including a 41 series victory in the first round of last year's playoffs; they then knockedJ ames and the Cleveland Cavaliers out in the next round. James fled to Miami to join Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, but the Heat still haven't been a ble to beat Boston. "This is classic, typical bigger brothers," Wade said. "You've got to get over the hump. We're getting closer and closer, but we're not there yet. Itc an happen at any time. It can happen in the playoffs." Bosh scored 24 with 10 rebounds a nd James had 22 points for Miami, which had won eight in a row. K evin Garnett scored 19 with seven rebounds and Kendrick Perkins had a season-high 15 points for Boston, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rondo had 11 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds while bothering James enough to force him into fourf irst-half turnovers. "I thought Rondo just willed us the g ame," coach Doc Rivers said. "Rondo just took it upon himself that whoe ver was bringing the ball up he was going to guard and harass. And I thought that changed the game for us." Pierce had his lowest scoring total s ince 1999. He said afterward he was bothered by hand and foot injuries and would have an MRI on his left foot Monday. Miami took a 43-39 lead into halft ime, but Boston scored 12 of the first 13 points in the third quarter and opened a seven-point lead on Allen's 3-pointer with 8:31 left. After Wade d rove for a layup, Allen hit a 15-footer and Wade was called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Garnett while fighting for position. While the referees discussed it, the H eat gathered on the court and Rondo lingered outside their huddle until James pushed him away. Allen intervened to pull Rondo away. G arnett made both free throws, giving the Celtics a 59-46 lead. In all, Boston outscored the Heat 20-3 in the first 5:17 of the third quarter, hitting its first seven shots. We definitely dug ourselves a hole," James said. "We can't expect to come into Boston and turn the ballo ver 12 times in the first half. We also can't afford to come in in the thirdq uarter and not have our motor going and let them go on a 20-3 run to start t he quarter. I feel 10 times out of 10 you're going to lose those games." NOTES: Davis could only chuckle after taking the ball on the breakaway but leaving his dunk on the front of ther im. He then turned around and ran over Bosh for a foul. ... Allen was pre-s ented with the game ball from Thursday night, when he set the NBA's c areer 3-point record. Allen had two more 3s on Sunday to give him 2,564 in his career, four more than Reggie Miller. ... Pierce was 0-for-5 from 3point range. He made one of two free t hrows. ... Boston has not lost three straight games all season. Rondo's triple-double helps the Celtics top Heat 85-82 (AP Photo/Elise Amendola LOSING C ONTROL: Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, loses control of the ball under defensive pressure from Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.

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BOLTON, England Daniel Sturridge kept up his impressive scoring record forB olton to inspire a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Everton in the Premier League on Sun-day. T he England under-21 forward scored for the third straight match since joining on loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day, smashing homea swerving finish in the 67th minute to seal Bolton's victory. Sturridge, who was one of English football's great hopes w hen he came through the ranks at Manchester City, rarely featured at Chelsea foll owing his move to Stamford Bridge in 2009. But he is flourishing now he is getting regular starts at Bolton. "I'm just delighted to be p laying first-team football," he said. "The manager has instilleda lot of confidence in me, told me to go out and play my norm al game. I'm enjoying it." Gary Cahill put the hosts ahead in the 10th minute, his header from an inswinging free kick by Stuart Holden deflect-i ng into the net off the unfortunate Everton defender JohnH eitinga. Everton struggled to create many clear-cut chances a nd remain 13th in the standings, three points off the bottom three. "It's probably the poorest performance I have seen from u s for a long time," said Everton manager David Moyes,w ho acknowledged his team is embroiled in a relegation battle w ith 12 games remaining. "Overall I never thought we were at the races." Bolton is now a point behind seventh-place Sunderland. Threat C ahill had already shown he was a threat at set-pieces by h eading wide at the far post early on following Matt Taylor's deep corner. But Everton didn't learn the lesson and, minutes later, the E ngland center back found space in the area to meet Hold e n's free kick with a header that deflected off the static Heitinga a nd into the net past wrongfooted goalkeeper Tom Howard. Australia midfielder Tim Cahill was Everton's most dangerous player at the other end, shooting wide in the 17th before firing straight at goal keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from t he edge of the area just before halftime. E verton dominated possession at the start of the second half but failed to seriously trou ble Jaaskelainen. The concession of a second goal then killed off any realistic hopes of a comeback. A long ball hoisted forward by the Bolton defense ended w ith Lee nodding a header down to Sturridge, who was running in from the right. The forward's finish was unerring as it fizzed past Howard from 1 0 yards. Sturridge also scored the winn er against Wolverhampton on his Bolton debut on Feb. 2, and a gain at Tottenham last week end. Holden had a goal disallowed in the 79th when the ball was harshly adjudged to be out of play as Sturridge backheeled to the United States midfielder. S turridge then curled just wide from long range as Bolton t hreatened to score a third. On Saturday, Wayne Rooney's perfectly executed overhead kick gave Manchester United a 2-1 derby victory over Manchester City on Saturday, putting the leaders four points c lear of Arsenal. Spotting Nani's cross floati ng into the penalty area with his back to goal, Rooney leapt between two defenders and connected with a right-footed strike that flew past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 78th minute. "I was just trying to keep my e ye on the ball and to get a good connection," Rooney said. Luckily it went into the top corner." The goal capped United's immediate response to last weekend's first loss of the league season at Wolverhamp ton Wanderers, who lost 2-0 Saturday at second-place Arsenal. City is four points adrift of Arsenal and eight behind United as manager Roberto Manci ni struggles to turn the league's m ost expensive squad into league champions. "It is a significant result and almost certainly rules City out of the title race unless a disaster h appens," Rooney said. Dimitar Berbatov, United's l eading scorer, didn't appear until the 67th when the score w as 1-1. Nani had put United in front in the 40th by controlling Ryan Giggs' first-time pass before rolling the ball past Hart. City equalized in the 64th when Shaun Wright-Phillips c rossed for Edin Dzeko, whose shot went in off David Silva's back. Wolverhampton's loss s ent it back to the bottom of the standings in place of West Ham, which rallied from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at West Bromwich, which is only out of t he drop zone on goal differ ence. W igan is the third team in the relegation zone despite p utting the brakes on Liver pool's recent revival with a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Blackpool is two points above the bottom three after ending a five-match losing run by drawing 1-1 with Aston Vill a, which is just a point and a place further ahead. Michael Bradley, son of U.S. c oach Bob Bradley, entered in the 73rd minute for Villa in place of goal scorer Gabriel Agbonlahor. Birmingham joined Villa on 3 0 points after beating Stoke 10. In the race for the fourthC hampions League spot, Tottenham rallied to beat Sunderl and 2-1 and provisionally dis lodge Chelsea from fourth place ahead of the champions' match at Fulham on Monday. The teams in the middle of the standings, Newcastle and Blackburn,also met Saturday a nd neither side could find a breakthrough and drew 0-0. INTERNATIONALSPORTS PAGE 8E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ENGLAND P REMIER LEAGUE GPWDLGFGAPts Manchester United261691572557 Arsenal 2 6 1 6 5 5 56 27 53 Manchester City271476432449 Tottenham261385372847 Chelsea 25 13 57462244 Liverpool2711610353239 S underland 279108333337 Bolton 27999383736 Stoke2610313313333 Newcastle 26 8 8 10403832 Blackburn279513344232 Fulham266128282830 Everton266128333630B irmingham256127253330 Aston Villa 27 7 911314630 Blackpool268513395029 West Bromwich Albion267613345127 Wigan2751210274527 West Ham 2751012304825 Wolverhampton267316264524 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GP W D LGFGAPts Queens Park Rangers3116123501960 Cardiff301668493554 Norwich311597493954 Nottingham Forest2914114402453 Swansea3116510413053 Leeds3114107574752 Leicester3114611484748 Burnley3012108463746 Millwall 31 12 109403146 Hull3111128373345 Watford2912710544443 Reading3010128443342 Barnsley3111812374541 Coventry3111614353839 Ipswich2911513363838 Doncaster2910712414837 Derby 30 10 5 15 41 44 35 Portsmouth 30 9813414635 Bristol City319814354635 Middlesbrough 309615364133 Crystal Palace318716295031 Sheffield United307716274828 Scunthorpe 28 7 3 18 275224 Preston295618295421 SCOTLAND PREMIER LEAGUE GPWDLGFGAPts Celtic251942561561 Rangers 23 18 2 3 53 2056 Hearts251636392151 Kilmarnock 25 10 6 9382836 Inverness25799343330 Dundee United21786262829 St. Johnstone 23 8 5 10 17 27 29 Motherwell 248412263328 Aberdeen237214234223 Hibernian256415254322 St Mirren 24 4 7 13 214119 Hamilton232813144114 BRITISH SOCCER STANDINGS ASSOCIATED PRESS SUNDAY E NGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Bolton 2, Everton 0 League Championship QPR 1, Nottingham Forest 1 SCOTLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Dundee United 1, Celtic 3 SATURDAY ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2 Wolves 0 Birmingham 1 Stoke 0 Blackburn 0Newcastle 0 Blackpool 1Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 1Wigan 1 Man Utid 2 Man City 1 WBA 3 West Ham 3 Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Barnsley 1 Ipswich 1 Bristol City 0Leeds 2 Cardiff 1Scunthorpe 0 Coventry 2C. Palace 1 Doncaster 0Ptsmouth 2 Hull 1 Preston 0 Middlesbrough 3 Swansea 4 Norwich 2Reading 1 Sheffield United 1 Millwall 1 Watford 1 Burnley 3 Derby 0Leicester 2 SCOTLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Hamilton 0 Hearts 2 Hibernian 2Kilmarnock 1 Rangers 6Motherwell 0 St. Mirren 3 Inverness 3 B RITISH SOCCER SCORES (AP Photo/Jon Super AERIALBATTLE: Bolton's Johan Elmander, right, jumps for the ball against Everton's Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during their English Premier League soccer match at The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011. Bolton beat Everton 2-0 in Premier League (AP Photo/Jon Super CELEBRATION: Bolton's Gary Cahill, centre, celebrates after scoring against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011. BARCELONA, Spain Ten-man Real Madrid m oved within five points of Spanish league leader B arcelona by beating Espany ol 1-0 from Marcelo's firsth alf goal on Sunday. Madrid played a man down from the second minute at Cornella-El Prat stadium after goalkeeper Iker Casillas was s ent off for fouling Jose Callejon in a one-on-one situation w ith the goal wide open. Jose Rondon's injury-time g oal gave Malaga a 2-2 draw with Getafe in the Spanish l eague. Getafe went ahead in the eighth minute when Malaga goalkeeper Francesc Arnau diverted the ball into his own goal from a cross by N icolas "Miku" Fedor. Adrian Colunga doubled Getafe'sl ead in the 24th minute. Baptista grabbed one back for M alaga from the penalty spot in the 80th after Ivan Marcano had handled in the area, and Rondon split the points with a goal in the fifth minute o f injury time. The draw left Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga inl ast place and winless in six games. F ormer France striker David Trezeguet scored Her cules' 89th-minute winner in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Zaragoza. L evante beat Almeria 1-0 on a goal by Ecuador striker F elipe Caicedo, and Raul Tamudo gave Real Sociedad a 1-0 win over Osasuna. Later, second-place Real Madrid visits Espanyol look ing to reduce Barcelona's eight-point lead, and Villarreal tries to reclaim third place in its trip to Deportivo La Coruna. Athletic Bilbao is at Mallorca on Monday. Barcelona had a 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. ___ MILAN (AP stayed in contention for a Champions League place with a 2-0 win at Brescia on Sunday. Alvaro Gonzalez scored an early goal in the 17th and Libor Kozak added another in the 58th to earn the Rome team a comfortable win that puts it seven points behind league leader AC Milan, which beat Parma 4-0 on Saturday. "We haven't had a particularly good time recently," Lazio coach Edy Reja said. "We haven't won away for quite some time, but we had a good game today." Fiorentina twice came from behind to earn its first away win in over a year with a 4-2 victory at Palermo. Also Sunday, it was: Bari 0, Genoa 0; Cagliari 4, Chievo Verona 1; Catania 3, Lecce 2; Cesena 0, Udinese 3; and Sampdoria 3, Bologna 1.Defending champion Inter Milan hosts Juventus later Sunday. Elsewhere on Saturday, second-place Napoli won 2-0 at Roma. ___ BERLIN (AP Podolski and Milivoje Novakovic each scored twice as Cologne beat Mainz 4-2 in the Bundesliga on Sunday. euro ROUNDUP n Rooney overhead kick seals Man United derby win n Arsenal keep title challenge alive




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INTERNATIONAL NEWS



The King's Speech
is the big winner at
British film awards

Best Film, Actor, Supporting Actor
and Actress awards for royal drama

HELENA BONHAM CARTER poses with the Best Supporting Actress
award backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP)



GEOFFREY RUSH won the Best Supporting Actor award. (AP)



AARON SORKIN poses with the award for Adapted Screenplay for The
Social Network backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011. (AP)



LONDON
Associated Press

ROYAL DRAMA "The
King's Speech" was
crowned the big winner
Sunday at Britain's top film
awards — a sign that it may
reign again at Hollywood's
Academy Awards in two
weeks’ time.

The made-in-England
story of King George VI
and his struggle to over-
come a stutter won seven
prizes, including best pic-
ture and acting trophies for
Colin Firth, Helena Bon-
ham Carter and Geoffrey
Rush.

It had to share the crown
jewels with Facebook-
founding drama "The
Social Network, which
took three prizes including
best director for David
Fincher. Mind-bending
saga "Inception" also won
three trophies.

"The King's Speech"
went into the awards as
heavy favorite with 14
nominations — an unex-
pected British triumph that
cost a reported 15 million
pounds ($24 million) to
make and has taken many
times that at the global box
office.

It beat "The Social Net-
work," ''Black Swan,"
Inception” and "True
Grit" to the best picture
prize.

Perfectly timed in a year
that sees the royal wedding
of Prince William and Kate
Middleton, the movie tells
the true story of George
VI, thrust unexpectedly
onto the throne by his
elder brother's abdication,
and his battle to overcome
a stammer with the help of
an unconventional speech
therapist.

Screenwriter David Sei-
dler said he was astonished
that this small film about
"two men in a room" had
been so popular around the
world.

Story

"IT don't think it's the fas-
cination with royalty,” Sei-
dler said. "I don't think it's
the ostrich plumes and the
gold braid. I think it's the
fact that it's a story about
changing your destiny."

The British-American
writer, who overcame a
childhood stammer and has
worked on the screenplay
for 30 years, said that "for
a stutterer ... to be heard
is a wonderful thing."

As expected, Firth won
best actor for his portrayal
of the reluctant monarch.
He has already won a best
actor trophy at the Gold-
en Globes and is a favorite
for an Oscar.

"I like coming here,"
said Firth, who won the
same prize last year for "A
Single Man."

"The King's Speech"
also took awards for best
British film, original
screenplay, original music,
supporting actor for Rush's
turn as speech therapist
Lionel Logue and support-
ing actress, for Bonham
Carter's performance as
the Queen Mother Eliza-
beth.

"T think I should thank
the royal family, frankly,
because they've done won-
ders for my career," Bon-
ham Carter said.

Bonham Carter, who



COLIN FIRTH poses with the award for Best Actor backstage during the BAFTA Film Awards 2011, at
The Royal Opera House in London, yesterday. (AP)

DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky
poses with Natalie Portman's
(inset) award for Best Actress
for Black Swan. (AP)

also recently played the
giant-craniumed Red
Queen in husband Tim
Burton's “Alice in Won-
derland,” joked that "I
seem to be playing queens
with ever-decreasing head
sizes."

Natalie Portman won the
best actress prize for psy-
chosexual dance thriller
"Black Swan," its only win
from 12 nominations.

"The Social Network"
took directing and editing
prizes, as well as an award
for Aaron Sorkin's adapted
screenplay. "Inception"
won prizes for sound, pro-
duction design and visual
effects.

Writer-director Chris
Morris took the prize for
best British debut for
"Four Lions," his comedy
about a group of bumbling
would-be suicide bombers.

Swedish thriller "The
Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too” was named best for-
eign language film. Pro-

ducer Soeren Staermose
joked that its no-holds-
barred heroine, Lisbeth
Salander, was "the scariest
thing to come out of Swe-
den since ABBA."

Votes

Most of the winners are
selected by the votes of
6,000 academy members.

Actor Tom Hardy won
the Rising Star Award,
decided by public vote.

The awards, known as
BAFTAs, are considered a
strong indicator of possi-
ble Oscars glory. Last year,
Iraq war drama "The Hurt
Locker" won six BAFTAs,
including best picture —
then repeated the feat at
the Oscars.

Sunday's ceremony pro-
vided a mix of British style





and Hollywood glamour.
Stars including Samuel L.
Jackson, Mark Ruffalo,
Neve Campbell, Barbara
Hershey and Bonham
Carter — in a black Vivi-
enne Westwood dress —
braved a blustery London
drizzle to walk the red car-
pet at London's Royal
Opera House before the
televised show.

Britain's movie industry
is facing uncertainty amid
an economic slowdown and
government funding cuts.
"The King's Speech" was
partly funded by the U.K.
Film Council, a body
recently abolished by the
country's Conservative-led
government.

The ceremony tried to
lift the mood and celebrate
British success, giving an
award to the money-mint-
ing “Harry Potter" fran-
chise for outstanding
British contribution to cin-
ema.

Christopher Lee, the
aristocratic 88-year-old
actor who chilled genera-
tions as Count Dracula ina
series of Hammer Studios
horror classics, received a
lifetime achievement
award.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS



uvalier foes seek
justice for Haiti
ictatorship abuses

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
Associated Press

AS A political prisoner in
the 1970s at Haiti's most
dreaded lockup, Claude
Rosier sat in his squalid,
crowded cell and dreamed of
the day that tubby, boyish dic-
tator Jean-Claude "Baby
Doc" Duvalier would face jus-
tice.

The 79-year-old, who was
starved and tortured in the
notorious Fort Dimanche and
other prisons for nearly 11
years during the 29-year
Duvalier family dictatorship,
said Friday he is hopeful that
long-awaited day of reckon-
ing may soon be at hand.

"All I hope to see with the
Duvalier case is justice. Not
just for me, but so history
does not repeat itself in
Haiti,” Rosier said at a Port-
au-Prince hotel, where he
joined another ex-political
prisoner and a human rights
lawyer to speak about the
prosecution of Haiti's former
“president for life.”

Just 19 when he assumed
power after the death of his
infamous father, Francois
"Papa Doc” Duvalier, in 1971,
Baby Doc's 15-year rule was
marked by torture, extrajudi-
cial executions and the disap-
pearance of hundreds of peo-
ple. The strict order was
enforced by the feared Ton-
ton Macoute secret police,
which killed and extorted
from countless Haitians.

Duvalier was deposed, put
on an American plane and
flown in 1986 to France,
where he lived in quiet exile
ever since — until he stunned
the nation by abruptly show-
ing up in his earthquake-shat-
tered homeland last month.
He claimed he wants to help
with reconstruction, though
some have speculated that he
hoped returning might help
him unlock millions of dollars
frozen in Swiss bank accounts.

Whatever his motivation,
the 59-year-old Duvalier now
faces an investigation into
allegations of corruption and
human rights abuses dating to
the dictatorship era, and a



“All I hope to see with the
Duvalier case is justice. Not just
for me, but so history does not
repeat itself in Haiti.”



1970s political prisoner Claude Rosier

judge has until April to decide
whether it will go to trial.

The complex case is part of
a global push to hold former
dictators accountable for
atrocities during their reigns,
said Human Rights Watch
counsel Reed Brody, and it
could break important new
legal ground in Haiti, where
the judiciary — like other
institutions — is historically
weak and ineffective.

"This case provides a real
chance to put Haiti's justice
system squarely on the side of
those who have suffered
under his rule," Brody said.
"It will set a precedent and
will be a civics lesson on a
very dark period in Haiti's his-
tory.

"The trees need to be shak-
en to get people to come for-
ward, even if people are still
scared. But I think there's
good evidence so far,” Brody
added.

"And as far as we can tell,
the political will is there. ...
It's important that it be car-
ried over into the next gov-
ernment" — a reference to
the power transition that
should take place in the com-
ing months from Presidential
Rene Preval to his yet-unde-
termined successor.

U.N. High Commissioner
for Human Rights Navi Pillay
has offered to assist in the
prosecution, saying the
alleged crimes have no statute
of limitations.

Duvalier has mostly stayed
inside his guarded compound
since returning and not com-
mented on the accusations
other to offer, in public com-
ments last month, "my pro-
found sadness toward my
countrymen who consider

themselves, rightly, to have
been victims of my govern-
ment."

One of his U.S. lawyers,
Mike Puglise, said people are
beginning to "voice their sup-
port” of Duvalier in Haiti. He
pointed out that some resi-
dents of the seaside town of
Leogane enthusiastically
greeted Duvalier and his
entourage during a visit this
week.

"They understand that his
return is what he said at the
beginning, that he’s trying to
help his people," he said ear-
lier this week.

A handful of loyalists cam-
paigned for years to bring
Duvalier back, launching a
foundation to improve the dic-
tatorship's image and reviv-
ing Baby Doc's political party.

Millions are too young to
remember life under the dic-
tatorship, and at least some
Haitians hope that Duvalier
could help restore order to the
chaos. "Welcome, President
Duvalier,” read two separate
graffiti scrawls in Port-au-
Prince, though pro-Baby Doc
demonstrations have been rel-
atively small.

Bobby Duval, a former soc-
cer star who was starved and
tortured during 17 months
without charge in Fort
Dimanche, on the edge of the
Port-au-Prince harbor, said
Duvalier more rightly belongs
behind bars.

"For myself, yes, I need clo-
sure. But a trial is really need-
ed to bring light to all these
victims who disappeared,”
Duval said. "There hasn't
been a family in Haiti who
hasn't been hurt by the Duva-
lier regimes, both father and
son.”

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Newborn baby
found abandoned
in empty building

FROM page one

treatment.

As the baby was being cared for last night, community
activist Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Jus-
tice, also encouraged the mother of the newborn to come
forward.

He said: “It really saddens me when I hear of things like
this, especially in our community because we are talking
about a life, and to leave a newborn abandoned in a build-
ing is the most wrong thing that anyone can do.”

Rev Bethel discouraged pregnant women from taking
such drastic measures.

“We discourage things like that. It is unfortunate that
these things continue happen in our society, but we would
like to send a message to persons out there who may feel
helpless and in that same position, that you are not alone,”
he stressed.

Rev Bethel said mothers-to-be should seek help from the
church or Social Services, rather than leaving a newborn
exposed to the cold and harm from animals.

“The person must have been under great stress and
pressure. Maybe they don’t have a job, they are not mar-
ried, or not getting support from the father, but that is no
excuse because the church and Social Services can offer
assistance to help them.

“Tn these times, the government and church have been
reaching out to the public.

“JT encourage any person going through hardship, regard-
less of what you are going through, it is important to come
forward and get the kind of help you need,” Rev Bethel
said.

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FROM page one

ment of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment where he will assist in
improving the coordination of
department strategies, particu-
larly with respect to the han-
dling of applications for Crown
Land by Bahamians.

“Mr Ferguson will also assist
in advancing plans for the intro-
duction of Local Government
in New Providence,” the state-
ment read.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday about his new
appointment, Dr Sands said it is
a great honour to serve as a
part of the government’s team
in the Senate, and that such a
vote of confidence from the
Prime Minister is “quite hum-
bling”.

“This gives me an opportu-
nity to assist, and to work along
with an already strong parlia-
mentary team in moving for-
ward a very aggressive agenda

of change for this country. I
think anybody looking on
would see that we have been
about the business of not only
steady things in a very difficult
time, but trying to establish the
basis for a very vibrant and
strong Bahamas in the next
decade, as a matter of fact
almost for the next century,”
he said.

Dr Sands was the FNM’s
candidate in the recent by-elec-
tion in Elizabeth where he was
narrowly defeated by the PLP’s
Ryan Pinder. With this new
appointment - of which it is still
unclear when he will officially
be sworn in - Dr Sands said he
will not be forgetting his oblig-
ation and duties to the people
of Elizabeth.

“Just yesterday I was walking
the streets of Polling Division
number four in Elizabeth with a
view to contesting the upcom-
ing general election. I have said
it multiple times - my goal is to
win that seat. So I imagine that

my stint in the Senate will be
short-lived, and if the people
will have me my next role will
be in the other place (the
House of Assembly),” he said.

Dr Sands is a well-known
cardiothoracic and vascular sur-
geon, who has been criticised
in the past for his interests in
politics, considering his much-
needed expertise in the med-
ical field. With his role in the
Senate now, Dr Sands admit-
ted there is no doubt that his
private and public practice will
be affected. However he
reminded the public he would
never have got into politics if
he didn’t think he could adjust
his schedule appropriately.

Dr Sands was educated at St
Anne’s High School in Nassau,
Cheshire Academy in Con-
necticut and Tufts University
in Massachusetts, where he
earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry.

After obtaining his Doctor
of Medicine degree from Johns
Hopkins University School of
Medicine in Maryland in 1986,
and completing his residency

diothoracic and Vascular
Surgery at Wayne State Uni-
versity in Michigan in 1994, Dr
Sands returned home and
began serving the Bahamian
people as a consultant physi-
cian at the Princess Margaret
Hospital (PMH).

He has served as Director of
Accident and Emergency at
PMH, and since 2007 has
served as the Hospital’s Chief
of Surgery. He also practices at
Doctor’s Hospital and the Car-
diothoracic and Vascular Insti-
tute of the Bahamas Ltd.

Dr Sands is also the Chair-
man of the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation, is a former Chair-
man of the Bahamas Medical
Council and Director of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.
He earlier served as Director
of the Public Hospitals Author-
ity, Vice President of Medical
Affairs and Member of the
Board of Directors of Doctors
Hospital and Director of Physi-
cians Alliance Ltd.

Dr Sands and his wife Saki-
na, have four children: Adri-
enne, Brandon, Nicholas and



PLP MP Ryan Pinder

PLP HITS OUT AT APPOINTMENT
FROM page one

tion that I have for the good people of Elizabeth and it has no
bearing on my ability to represent them after the next general
election,” Mr Pinder said.

When asked if he had any words to convey to his former rival
at this time, Mr Pinder said he is more concerned with repre-
senting the people of his constituency to the best of his ability.

“What Dr Sands does or not do does not concern me,” he
said.

However, among some quarters within the PLP it has been
suggested Dr Sands’ appointment could be an attempt by the
FNM to distract the public from the uproar created by the
controversial sale of 51 per cent of the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC).

To this remark, Dr Sands said his appointment has nothing
to do with BTC. But, as the former Elizabeth candidate
remarked, “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

“There are many contentious issues, many controversial
issues, and this is the beauty of a democracy, it is never quiet,
it is always loud, it is contentious,” Dr Sands said.

“Hopefully it will never ever get angry. Now we have seen it
get angry recently and that is really unfortunate. But there is
going to be noise, particularly when you are trying to usher in
change like we have. We have turned so many parts of the
status quo upside down.

“A few months ago it was Baha Mar, a hue and cry, then it
was the Broadcasting Corporation, a hue and cry, then it was
BTC and on and on and on. I think anytime you have the
intestinal fortitude to deal with these long-standing vexing
issues, people are going to talk about it and they are going to
have strong views on either side.

“And you have to push on, not only with that particular
challenge, you have to demonstrate that you are able to multi-
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Arthur’s Town, has upset the close-knit community on the
island as residents claim gun violence to be a rarity.

Up to press time, police were questioning a 21-year-old man
from Dumfries, Cat Island.

Charles King, island administrator, said: “The people are
very surprised because this type of situation hardly occurs in Cat
Island. Maybe every once in a while there will be a little brawl
— young men become involved in a fight — but it’s very rare. A
situation like this occurring, the community is really upset
about it. I’ve spoken with a few people and they still don’t
understand why it would have occurred.”

Initial police reports indicated that the officer was shot
after responding to a disturbance at the Hot Spot Restaurant
and Sports Lounge in Arthur’s Town shortly after midnight on
Saturday.

Police spokeswoman Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said: “A team
of officers from the Central Detective Unit is presently on the
island assisting their colleagues with the investigations. At pre-
sent the circumstances surrounding this incident are unclear.”

People who were at the nightclub said the altercation began
when the officer attempted to remove a man at the request of
the management.

An eyewitness said: “The officer came there and was trying
to tell the man to leave saying he was drunk, and the man was
telling the officer that he wasn’t drunk — it just escalated from
there. The man got the officer’s gun from his holster and start-
ed firing shots in the air — after that they (the police officer and
other persons at the bar) were trying to wrestle the gun away
from him. Everyone was just trying to run for cover.”

Management at the nightclub were unavailable for com-
ment last night.

The officer, who residents say had only recently been sta-
tioned in Cat Island, was in stable condition at hospital after he
was airlifted to Nassau.

Though he could not comment on the matter, Mr King
explained that residents felt the shooting was an isolated inci-
dent.

Mr King added: “I believe it is an isolated incident, things of
this nature really don’t take place in Cat Island. I think the last
time there was any situation where a firearm was used was
maybe about seven years ago. This is not something that the
community is used to.”

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* Insurance Advisory
Committee chair: ‘Public-
private partnership at its best’
* Focus on boosting external
insurance, and moving beyond
captives to benefit wider
financial services sector

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The newly-appointed Insur-
looking to work with the

oping a uniform standard and

best”.
Chester Cooper, president

ance, said the committee,

include representatives from

sector, in a bid to improve the

SEE page 8B

AML bidder: 20% of
shares ‘locked up’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The bidder seeking to
acquire 51 per cent majority
control of BISX-listed AML
Foods has told Tribune
Business he has “around 20
per cent” of the company’s
shares ‘locked up’, and
urged the company’s
investors to note that its
sales fell year-over-year at a
time when City Markets was
“at its lowest point” under
previous ownership.

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MONDAY,

A hedge fund investor “can-

after a New York court ratified

Steven Segaloff, managing

i director of the Seaside Heights
Bahamas’ competitive advan-
i Management to invest in the
? New South Ocean develop-
i ment, said it would first have
i to assess the asset and the pre-
i sent situation on the ground
? before it could determine what
? form development of the 375-
i acre site would entail.

vehicle used by Plainfield Asset

Speaking to Tribune Busi-

he

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14,

ness after the New York State
Supreme Court ratified an arbi-
tration award in favour of
Plainfield, confirming the
removal of Roger Stein and his
RHS Ventures vehicle as the
New South Ocean project’s
managing/general partner, Mr
Segaloff said of prospects for
development: “We have to
come down and figure out what
we have.

“T cannot make any promis-
es. We have to figure out effec-
tively what we’ve got, and fig-
ure out the best path from
there. The real challenge is to
figure out a proper path for-
ward for the South Ocean land.
For over two years, there has
been no progress given the liti-
gation cloud. We are hopeful
that this ruling will permit
exploration of new uses for the
land, in light of new economic

INSURER FEARS ON ANNUITY

CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS

Regulators are being urged

? to change the formula for cal-
i culating annuity capital
i requirements, a leading insur-
? ance executive has told Tri-
i bune Business, the sector
i fearing that some insurers
i might consider dropping a
i product seen as a crucial sav-
i ings/investment tool in the
i Bahamas.

Chester Cooper, president

i of British American Financial
i & Insurance, acknowledged
i that annuities as a product
i line may have received “a bad
i name” as a result of the CLI-
: CO (Bahamas) insolvency,
i but said the industry had
i warned the Insurance Com-
? mission of the Bahamas that
i the capital requirements - and
i formula for calculating them -
? were too onerous, especially
? when compared to interna-
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other key issues being discussed with regulator

: * Industry ‘outraged’ by CLICO over-reaction, but many

: issues now resolved

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i Tribune Business Editor

“We’ve made representa-
tion that some of the capital
requirements and the formu-
la by which they are deter-
mined would cause some

SEE page 4B



2011

$867m project:
‘No promises’

i li Hedge fund investor says needs to assess what’s there at
: South Ocean, after court upholds removal of previous partner

ance Advisory Committee is ;

| Adds that ‘not got a penny out’ of ‘more than $85m’

industry regulator on devel-

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persons/agents, Tribune Busi-

ness has been told, its chair- By NEIL HARTNELL

man expressing hope that } ribune Business Editor

their relationship will “be pri-
vate-public partnership at its i ee

? not make any promises” over
? what will happen to a proposed
. : ? $867 million New Providence
of BAF Financial & Insur- i resort project, having invested
d : : more than $80 million to -date
which was appointed for a } and “not getting a penny out”,
three-year term on January }

12, 2011, would also seek to : its seizure of control over the

; l i development.
the captive/external insurance }

conditions, which will eventu-
ally permit the land to be used
in a way which will actually
benefit the Bahamas, its peo-
ple and its economy.”

Mr Segaloff said Plainfield,
through Seaside Heights, had
invested “easily more than $80
million” into the southwest
New Providence-based project,
situated next door to Albany,
which had initial visions of
transforming the site into a five-
star resort and casino, complete
with other amenities.

However, the development
became bogged down in a more
than two-year dispute between
Mr Stein and Plainfield, as
detailed by New York State
Supreme Court judge, Shirley
Kornreich, in her judgment that

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* ‘Tentative’ deal, which requires Board and AGM
approval on Feb 24, involves ABDAB buying
Trans-Island majority stake in Bahamas Supermarkets
* 70% Finlayson owned company would buy

vehicle family owns 100%

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A “tentative agreement” has been
reached for Associated Bahamian
Distillers and Brewers (ABDAB)
to acquire the 78 per cent majority
shareholding in City Markets by
buying Mark Finlayson’s Trans-
Island Traders, Tribune Business
has been told, the move being —
designed to clear the way for the MARK FINLAYSON
businessman’s $12 million tender
offer to gain control at AML Foods.
Mr Finlayson told this newspaper that details of the

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BIC SALARY STUDY IS “LEFT FOR CWC’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Government and cur-
rent Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)
Board will leave to Cable &
Wireless Communications
(CWC) the results of a study
that could recommend
salary cuts for the compa-
ny’s union employees, Tri-
bune Business has con-
firmed.

Julian Francis, BTC’s
executive chairman, told this
newspaper that “there’s no
question” that the results
from a study by Pricewater-

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could recommend wage
cuts for union members
left to new management
and Board, as could cut
across restructuring

houseCoopers (PwC), which
evaluated the jobs and
salary scale of BTC employ-
ees, would be left to the
incoming 51 per cent major-
ity owner and new Board to
take whatever action they

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It was another moderate
week of trading in the Bahami-
an stock market.

Investors traded in seven out
of the 24 listed securities, with
no advancers and two declin-
ers.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 22,734 shares
changed hands, representing a
significant decrease of 33,609
shares compared to the previ-
ous week's trading volume of
56,343 shares.

FOCOL Holdings (FCL) was
the volume leader, trading a
volume of 9,500 shares to see its
stock price close unchanged at
$5.48.

Bank of the Bahamas (BOB)
was the big decliner, trading a
volume of 2,700 shares to see its
share price drop $0.48, closing
at $4.42, a new 52-week low.

Doctors Hospital Health Sys-
tems (DHS) traded a volume
of 1,000 shares, its stock falling
$0.04 to close at $1.40, a new
52-week low.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
traded a volume of 6,201 shares
to close unchanged at $6.85.

BOND MARKET
No notes traded during the
week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:

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over his latest planned cut in corporate taxes.
That would force a general election which Harp-
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falling short of a majority in Parliament and
unable to pass major legislation without opposi-
tion support. Harper is adamant he won't repeal

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Party is calling it a "job-creating low tax plan,"
minus the word "corporate." The opposition Lib-
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Debt rise sparks $3bn import rise

The Bahamas signs TIEA with India

JAMES SMITH



By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

An increase in govern-
ment and private debt is
likely to have contributed to
the “on the surface, contra-
dictory” level of imports to
the Bahamas from the US
in 2010, which hit a record
$3 billion, despite the coun-
try’s diminished levels of
economic growth.

James Smith, former min-
ister of state for finance in
the former Christie govern-
ment during 2002-2007, told
Tribune Business that
despite there being no
growth in the Bahamas
‘Gross Domestic Product in
2010, “you can have a large
increase in imports if you

are funding it from borrow-
ing”.

His comment come after
some observers, including
himself, had expressed sur-
prise at figures from the US
Census Bureau’s Foreign
Trade Division, which show
American exports to the
Bahamas are at their highest
level ever - reaching $3 bil-
lion in the first 11 months
of 2010 - despite indicators
suggesting this nation's con-
sumption and economic
activity is down.

The $3 billion worth of
exports from the US to the
Bahamas in 2010 (to
November of that year, the
last available month for
which data was recorded),
are 19.8 per cent higher than
in 2009, 8.7 per cent higher

than in 2008, 21.5 per cent
higher than in 2007 and 31
per cent above the value of
that which was exported in
2006.

Exports

Bahamian exports to the
US were also at their sec-
ond highest level ever, low-
er only than in 2009. The
Census Bureau records that
to November 2010, $720.8
million worth of exports had
entered the US from the
Bahamas.

While Mr Smith had ini-
tially said he considered the
figures surprising, after a
closer look he said rising lev-
els of government and pri-
vate debt most likely con-
tributed.

“Levels of consumption
tend to remain fairly high,
whether you are unem-
ployed or not. For example.
if you are unemployed, and
on a government food pro-
gram, you may not be buy-
ing food but the government
is.

“Government debt

(s1BsON. RicBy & Co.

recently went from $2.7 bil-
lion to almost $4 billion and
there was an increase in
bank credit. The Govern-
ment was building roads,
infrastructure and that sort
of thing. People could still
import because they are
accessing credit,” said Mr
Smith.

* The Government signed
another Tax Information
Exchange Agreeement
(TIEA), this time with
India, it was reported on Fri-
day

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CELEBRATES ITS OUTSTANDING COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS &
THE RECIPIENT OF THE BACO FOUNDING PRESIDENT'S AWARD.



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the Compliance field and for elevating the compliance function in a
non-traditional financial institution

front feft fo aan Keena Finder (BACO President), oe HJ
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within the Bahamian and banking society and to the Bahamas
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INSURER FEARS ON ANNUITY
CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS

FROM page 1B

insurers to consider not writ-
ing the line of business,” Mr
Cooper said.

“Given that the large
majority of the population has
less than $1,000 in savings
and less than 25 per cent have
pension plans, it would be
counter-intuitive to force the
elimination of a product that
encourages savings.”

Mr Cooper, who is also
chairman of the Insurance
Advisory Committee, the
newly-appointed body that

will advise the Insurance
Commission on industry
issues for a three-year term,
said current capital require-

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2009
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/No. 114
Common Law & Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF that piece parcel or lot of land containing
110.690 acres being a portion of the Thomas Hodgson Grant
F-19 situate in the vicinity of the Public High School in the
Settlement of “Swain” in the Island of Mangrove Cay in the

Island of Andros, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of

The Bahamas.

AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Rev. Hubert King under
the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

NOTICE
Rev. Hubert King of Mangrove Cay on the Island of Andros
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the said
piece, parcel or lot of land containing one hundred and ten and
sixty nine hundredths acres situate west of the main public road

in the vicinity of the public high school in the Settlement of

Swain, Mangrove Cay in the said Island of Andros abutting and
bounding towards the northeast by other portion of Crown Grand
F-19 to Thomas Hodgson towards the southeast by a forty feet
wide road reservation towards the southwest partly by a portion
of Crown Grant to William Hepburn and partly by crown land
toward the northwest by other portion of Crown Grant F-19 to
Thomas Hodgson and has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the
Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with
the provisions of the said Act. Copies of the Petition and the filed
Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:-

The Registry of the Supreme Court
Ansbacher House
Nassau, Bahamas

The Office of the Administrator
Mangrove Cay
Andros, Bahamas

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Dowdeswell Street
Nassau, Bahamas



ments demand that Bahamas-
based life and health insurers
retain 20 per cent of ‘premi-
un’ payments on their books
as capital.

But, unlike life insurance,
annuities are savings products
that see the client make peri-
odic payments over a speci-
fied period of time.

Amount

The amount and duration
of payments determine how
much of an annuity payment
you would receive.

“We believe there’s a mis-
classification of this as insur-
ance premium,” Mr Cooper
told Tribune Business over
annuity payments. “They’re
classifying annuity deposits
the same way as life insurance
premiums, and we don’t think
the way it’s being treated was
intended.”

The BAF chief added that
capital requirements were
typically based on “total expe-
rience of the product”, name-
ly historical trends and pay-
outs, explaining this was
“more prudent” than basing

them on the amount of ‘pre-
mium income’ collected in the
past year.

Mr Cooper said that when
Bahamian requirements as
they now stood were com-
pared to international equiv-
alents, such as the Canadian
MCCSR and the South
African model, “which are the
two benchmarks I have
looked at personally”, the
reliance on short-term deter-
minants for annuity capital
was something the industry
“finds rather punitive”.

As to the wider impact if
Bahamian insurers were dis-
couraged from marketing and
selling annuities, Mr Cooper
told Tribune Business: “From
a national perspective, an
annuity is a savings product
and, as you know, Bahamians
are traditionally big spenders,
not big savers, so if we can
redirect some of the insurance
clients we have now into more
wealth creation, investment
type products like annuities, it
will be beneficial not only to
the clients but to national
development and the capital
markets by having a larger

a Kingsway Academy

Teacher Vacancies for September 2011

Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and
experienced Bahamian candidates for teaching positions at

the: -

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High School - all subjects, with particular interest in:-

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Social Studies
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pool of savings to draw upon.

“T believe it’s an issue of
national concern. We want to
encourage Bahamians to save,
and this is the way insurance
companies go about doing it,
with tremendous success over
the last few years. The CLI-
CO crisis may have given
annuities a bad name, but
they’ve been sold in the
Bahamas and other countries
for decades.”

CLICO (Bahamas), via its
Executive Flexible Premium
Annuities (EFPA), had been
selling annuity products that
were more akin to bank
deposits, offering above-mar-
ket interest rates in a bid to
attract more money into the
company in the final months
before insolvency.

Praising

Praising the Insurance
Commission for responding
positively to the industry’s
concerns on annuities, Mr
Cooper said he believed the
intent behind the regulatory
reforms was to “ensure pru-
dent management” of their
assets by insurers.

He added, though, that oth-
er aspects of the Domestic
Insurance Act and accompa-
nying regulations, other than
the capital requirements,
would ensure this happened
in regard to annuities.

“The regulations have
enough teeth to guard against
this type of situation,” Mr
Cooper said in relation to
CLICO (Bahamas).

“We feel the industry is
very prudent in making
investments, and therefore
the level of concern on this
product may be misplaced as
a result of the CLICO deba-
cle.”

Mr Cooper said that apart
from annuities, there were
two other major issues that
the insurance industry and the
Commission needed to be
resolve - requirements for for-
eign brokers, and guidelines
for rebating.

Once these were resolved,
the industry Working Group
would be disbanded and
responsibility passed on to the
Insurance Advisory Commit-
tee, Mr Cooper said, adding
that both sides had “commit-
ted to resolving these pend-
ing issues fairly quickly”.

Expanding on the rebating
issue, the BAF chief said the
concern here was to ensure
guidelines were in place to
prevent anti-competitive
behaviour, when insurers use
discounting and incentive pro-
motions to get a step up on
rivals.

With some insurance carri-
ers owned by brokers and
agents, and carriers also own-
ing brokers and agents, there
was a move to ensure that
rebating practices did not
result in negative disruption
to the industry and market at
large.

Asked whether the CLICO
(Bahamas) insolvency had
sparked an over-reaction that
led to the insurance sector
being over-regulated, Mr
Cooper told Tribune Busi-
ness: “No one in the industry
or the Insurance Commission
wants a scenario like CLICO
to be repeated, so some over-
reaching was understandable,
but once we started the dis-
cussions we were able to
impress upon the Commission
the areas that were over-
reaching.

“There was industry out-
rage with respect to some of
the elements in the regula-
tions.

“Generally speaking, every
company thought the regula-
tions were overreaching and
too aggressive, and could
cause our industry to be
unnecessarily uncompetitive.

“We made representations,
and our representations were
generally heard.

“We did not get every
aspect of change we wanted,
and on the issues disallowed,
we understood why.”

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FROM page 1B

purchase, which had been
discussed with ABDAB’s
directors and major share-
holders, were still being
developed and would be dis-
cussed at both the ABDAB
Board and Annual General
Meetings (AGM) scheduled
for February 24 next week.

If both the Board and
AGM vote in favour of the
acquisition, it would open
the way for Mr Finlayson to
proceed with his $12 million,
or $1.50 per share, offer to
acquire 51 per cent majority
control at rival food retail
group, BISX-listed AML
Foods.

ABDAB to buy 78%
stake in City Markets

The Bahamian business-
man had previously told Tri-
bune Business that he want-
ed to deal with the initial
opposition of ABDAB
shareholders to the AML
Foods purchase, as the com-
pany’s minority investors,
especially, feared they were

NOTICE

RENAR MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of RENAR
MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD. has been

completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator



NOTICE
OCTOPUS STRATEGY FUND LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of OCTOPUS
STRATEGY FUND LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
7" of October 2010.













David Thain
Liquidator

being excluded from reap-
ing any benefits from his
entrance into the food retail-
ing business.

By acquiring Trans-Island
Traders, a vehicle 100 per
cent owned by Mr Finlayson
and his family, ABDAB
would inherit the 78 per cent
Bahamas Supermarkets
(City Markets) stake he
bought from previous own-
ers, BSL Holdings, back in
November 2010 for just $1.

This, in turn, would give
ABDAB and its investors
direct participation and
ownership in the food retail
business, and any share price
appreciation, dividends and
profits that may accrue, thus
potentially easing their exist-
ing concerns.

And, if Mr Finlayson’s
tender offer goes ahead and
ultimately proves successful,
those ABDAB investors
could become shareholders
in an enlarged food retailer
featuring a merged AML
Foods, the businessman
added.

“T had to take care of the
ABDAB shareholders,” Mr
Finlayson told Tribune Busi-
ness of his motives for delay-
ing the tender offer’s launch.

GG

We [ABDAB] have a great past that

is reflected on our balance sheet,
but our future is dependent on what
cash flow ABDAB is able to generate,
and here we have a great opportunity
for ABDAB to participate in something
that generates the cash flows ABDAB is
used to, having sold the liquor inter-

ests.”



“T’ve spoken to a few of the
ABDAB directors, who are
also shareholders. We have
our meeting on the 24th of
February, the Directors’
meeting and the AGM.
“We talked about how to
do this, and we’ve come to a
tentative agreement where
ABDAB will purchase
Trans-Island Traders to
make sure ABDAB share-
holders participate in what
we’re doing in the food busi-
ness going forward...... We
think that’s what’s best for
ABDAB shareholders.”
Mr Finlayson said he and



NOTICE
TURTLE BAY INVESTMENTS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED












Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of TURTLE
BAY INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed,
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register

of Companies.













The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the

16â„¢ June 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

Mark Finlayson

his family, including father
Sir Garet ‘Tiger’ Finlayson,
own about 70 per cent of
ABDAB’s issued ordinary
shares, and pointed out that
the company’s investors had
enjoyed $70 million in divi-
dends paid out over the past
10 years.

The company’s share
price, he added, had gone
from $10 to $30 per share.

Stakes

A big chunk of those $70
million in dividends was
paid out last year, when
ABDAB sold its stakes in
Burns House and Common-
wealth Brewery to
Heineken for a price
thought to be around $120-
$125 million.

But now, having sold its
main liquor industry assets,
ABDAB has become a real
estate holding vehicle, and
Mr Finlayson told Tribune
Business that its minority
investors were “holding on,
because they’ve done so well
with us, and are waiting for
the next big thing”.

That could well be food
retailing, and Mr Finlayson
said: “We [ABDAB] have
a great past that is reflected
on our balance sheet, but
our future is dependent on
what cash flow ABDAB is
able to generate, and here
we have a great opportunity
for ABDAB to participate
in something that generates
the cash flows ABDAB is

used to, having sold the
liquor interests.

“This is a great opportu-
nity to get involved with
Bahamas Supermarkets and
AML Foods as a combined
company.

“Those [’ve talked to so
far are quite pleased about
it, and I would prefer it that
way.”

Explaining why he did not
involve ABDAB in his food
retailing ventures from the
outset, Mr Finlayson added:
“When I first ventured into
it, it was a little risky going
into Bahamas Supermarkets
by itself, but it’s started to
work out well, and with the
AML acquisition the
economies of scale will be
at the right stage to involve
ABDAB shareholders.

“The most important
thing for me, and my father,
is that this [ABDAB buying
Trans-Island] removes any
question of conflicts for the
ABDAB shareholders.
We’ve invested with them
since 1986, and for us now to
do this without them, most
of them, the minority share-
holders, were wondering
what’s going on?

“Why’s he left us out?
This is good for the minori-
ty shareholders.”

Mr Finlayson said Barry
Newman, ABDAB’s com-
pany secretary, and Philip
Kemp, Bahamas Supermar-
kets’ chief financial officer,
were working on the details
of ABDAB’s Trans-Island
Traders purchase, with a
view to submitting a pro-
posal to the Board for
approval.

Previously, the key con-
tention was that ABDAB
shareholders would have
benefited enormously from
Mr Finlayson’s original City
Markets expansion plans, as
their company owns the real
estate for three Super Cen-
tre sites he was targeting -
two in Nassau on JFK Drive
and East-West Highway,
and one in Freeport.

However, if the AML
Foods acquisition is suc-
cessful, Mr Finlayson would
not need the East-West
Highway and Freeport real
estate, given the proximity
of AML’s existing two
Solomon’s SuperCentre
sites.

As a result, ABDAB
investors would only realise
rental income yields from
the JFK Drive property,
largely excluding them from
the benefits of a successful
AML Foods purchase.

NOTICE
SSB HOLDING LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of SSB
HOLDING LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
15" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
PARFAIT INVESTMENTS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of PARFAIT
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
15" December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
CMG PARTNERS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of CMG
PARTNERS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE

CMG INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of CMG
INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
23" of December 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
OLDHAM HOLDINGS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of OLDHAM
HOLDINGS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
7" October 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator

NOTICE
RINCO HOLDINGS LTD.

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of RINCO
HOLDINGS LTD. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register
of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the
8" July 2010.



David Thain
Liquidator



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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7B





How overseas inflation
could hurt investors

DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Inflation isn't hitting your
wallet hard, but it is lurking in
your stock portfolio.

Core inflation in the U.S.
is 0.8 percent, well below the
4 percent rate that starts to
worry economists. Though
food costs are rising, the over-
all inflation rate is expected
to hold steady due to stagnant
real estate prices.

So what's the worry?

Fast-growing economies in
places like China, Brazil and
India are growing too fast -- at
more than 5 percent a year.
That is resulting in higher
prices for raw materials and
consumer goods, leading to
interest rate hikes that are
already sending stock markets
plunging in those countries.
These are ominous develop-
ments for U.S. investors who
have fattened their portfolios
by investing in emerging mar-
kets and by buying shares of
domestic companies that do
business there.

Globalization long ago
spread the revenue and prof-
its of the companies in the
Standard & Poor's 500 stock
index beyond the shores of
the United States. Fifteen per-
cent of the profits of compa-
nies in the index are from
emerging markets.

Growth overseas has
helped lift the S&P 500 up 23
percent over the past 12
months, pushing company
revenues higher despite the
slow economic recovery in the
U.S. Companies in businesses
from trucks to toothpaste con-
tinue to expand into the
developing world. Caterpillar
Inc. made 12 percent of its
revenue from Latin America



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

in 2009, a 4 percentage point
jump since 2004. Procter &
Gamble, the company behind
household staples like Crest
toothpaste and Pampers dia-
pers, made 32 percent of its
revenues from emerging mar-
kets the same year, an 11 per-
centage point jump since
2004. Ford Motors Co. sold
9.2 percent of all of its vehi-
cles in South America in 2009,
a five percentage point jump
from five years earlier.

"Investors are not aware of
how important emerging mar-
kets are for the valuation and
earnings for so many U.S.
companies,” says Nicholas
Colas, chief market strategist
at ConvergEx Group. Cater-
pillar, for instance, jumped 84
percent over the past 12
months largely due to sales of
construction equipment in
China and Brazil.

Investors have assumed
that profits in emerging mar-
kets will continue to grow as
millions join the global middle
class. But if central banks take
drastic steps to halt growth
and tame inflation, then the
stocks of U.S. companies that
do big business there will fall.

"That is what I'm most
fearful of right now,” says
Nick Kalivas, vice president
of research at MF Global, a
financial services firm in New
York.

China said Tuesday that its
central bank was raising inter-
est rates for the second time
in just over a month. Brazil
said Wednesday that it would
slash $30 billion in spending
to cut inflation that jumped
to 5.9 percent in 2010. Indi-
a's central bank raised interest
rates in late January for the
seventh time in little over a
year after its inflation rate hit
8.4 percent. By raising interest
rates, central banks hope to
slow borrowing and other
economic activity that can
push prices higher.

Inflation makes companies
that sell consumer goods com-
pete with the basic costs of
living. Every increase in the
already high cost of food cuts
directly into the money that
consumers in emerging mar-
kets have to spend on small
luxuries or electronics. Her-
shey Co., for instance, could
find that the 12 percent jump
in the cost of cocoa this year
will cut into its expanding rev-
enues in China if consumers
decide that they can't afford
more expensive candy bars.

There isn't the same worry
at home.

"The U.S. economy has an
enormous capacity to absorb
increases in demand without
causing dramatic widespread
inflation,” says Burt White,
chief investment officer at
LPL Financial.

Investors in overseas mar-
kets have already taken a hit.
India's stock market has fall-
en 15 percent this year. Brazil
is down 6.5 percent, and Chi-
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N E OF PRi ED CHANGE IN CONTROL OF BT

pursuant to SECTION 75(2)(a) of the COMMUNICATIONS ACT, 2009

The Witilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) hereby gives notice that on
February #, 2011, it received from Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
(ATE) and Cable and Wireless Commnunications Pic. (CWC) jointly, a Full Nottication of a
transaction between CWC and the Government of The Bahamas (the “Gowernment’]
which will result in the acquisition by CWC from the Government of a majority of the
sued share capital of BTC (the “Tramsaction") for approval in accordance with section
7O(3) of the Communications Act, D009,

DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION

Z.

On February 8, 2011 the Gewernment and CWC entered into a Share Purchase
Agreement under which, CWC Bahamas Holdings Limited, a company incorporated in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas whose ultimate parent company & CWE, will
acquire fifty-one per cent (51%) of the isswed share capital of BTC fram the Government,
thereby becoming the voting controler of a majority of the shares of BTC As voting
contral of BTC will be transferred to CWC, the Transaction will constitute a “change in
control” of BTC within the meaning af section 71 of the Communications Act, 2004, and
requires URCA's approval before it can be implemented.

BTC is currently 100% awned by the Government and operates netwarks and provides
carrlage services In the markets for flxed voice, fixed data, mobile yolce and mobile data
services in The Bahamas. BTC has been determined to have Significant Market Power in
the markets for fined voice, mobile voice and mobile data services.

CWC is a multinational provider of electronic communications services, headquartered
in London, with presence iim 38 countries worldwide. As of September 2009, CWC
provided services to 1.8 million fixed, $8.3 million mobile and 600,000 broadband
customers worklwide, CWC operates as “LIME” in the Caribbean, prowiding services to

1.279,000 mobile, 645,000 fixed and 204,000 broadband customers in 13 countries.
During the year ended 31 March 2010, LIME produced revenues of USS373 million, as
against total CWC revenues of US$2,246 billion. CWC currently has no operations in the
electronic communications sector in The Bahamas

ISSUES TO BE DETERMINED BY URCA.

5

The questions to be determined by URCA in relation to a change in cantrol are set out in
section 72 of the Communications Act, 2009. 4a neither of the parties to the
Transaction moe BTC is involved in broadcasting or publishing newspapers, the question
to be determined by WRCA is whether the Transaction would have or is likely to hawe the
effect of a substantial lessening af competition in a market in The Bahamas. For a
further explanation of the approach to be used by URCA, respondents should be guided
by UACA's Competition Guidance: Wenger Control = Substentive (ECS COMP.2) which can
be downloaded fram its website (woww.urcabahamasbs}.

In assessing the competition effects of the Transaction, WACA's assessment will include
the review of issues such as the definition of the relevant market, what would hapgen in
the absence of this transaction (known as the “counterfactual”|, the potential
efficiencies and consumer benefits. ln that regard, URCA motes that the Gayenment has.
publicly disclosed a number of considerations that assist with the anabysis of consumer
and economic benefits including price reductions, network inwestment, efficiencies
improvements, new product offerings. The Transaction alsa includes an agreement by
the Government to extend the period of BTC's cellular exclusivity period and
amendments to the Communications Act, 2006 and the Electronic Communications
Sector Policy to that effect have been tabled in the House of Representatives, Interested
parties should take note af these factors in submitting responses bo UAC

Interested parties should note that UREA was not a party to the negotiations nor the
transaction ite, Decisions made to extend the cellular exclusivity period are the
responsibility of Government as policy maker for the sector and emanate from
commercial negotiations between the Government and CWC The peocesses for
engagement between URCA and the Gowernment on the Sector Policy, a5 envisaged
under section B of the Communications Act 2009, are now addressed in the
aforementioned amendments to the Sector Policy and legislation tabled.

INVITATION FOR COMMENTS

B.

Under section 75(2) of the Communications Act, 2009, before forming any opinion or
issuing tts adjudication om the proposed change in control, UACA is required to give any
interested persons a neasqanable opportunity to make representations, and shal
consider any such representations made,

WRCA notes that there has been considerable public interest in various matters relating
to the proposed change of control of BTC, and in that regard considers it mecessary to
clearly define the scope af URCA's jurisdiction im relation to the Transaction. As stated
abowe URCA's power to consider and approve a change in control of BTC relates solely
to the question of whether or mot the Transaction would or is likely to result in a
substantial lessening af competition in a market within the electronic communications
sector in The Bahamas. URCA therefore advises that in its review of the Transaction
UnCA wall only consider representations which are relevant to this aspect of the
Transaction,

Pursuant to section 78 af the Communications Act, 2009, UACA & required wethin thirty
(30) calendar days of its receigt of the notification, to either issue its adjudication, or
open an in-depth investigation of the change in contro! [in which case extended
timeframes would apply to WACA’s consideration of the Transaction). it is therefore
necessary that representations from interested persons are recelved by URCA well
within the thirty (30) day timeline in order to ensure that such representations can be
considered, analysed and incorporated into URCA’s deliberations. Therefore, UWACA will
only consider representations on the proposed change in control which are received
by Ss00pm on February 24, 2011 (i.e. midway through the thirty (30) day period).

WACK Invites Interested parties to submit written representations regarding the
Proposed change in control for consideration, to the Director of Policy and Regulation,
either:

a. by hand, te the office of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA}
situated at the UES Annex Building, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas: or
» By mail, to WRCA at PO. Box N4860 Nassau, Bahamas; or
. by fax, to (242) 399-0153; or
. by email, to info@urcabahamas.bs.


PAGE 8B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



AML bidder: 20% of
shares ‘locked up

FROM page 1B

Telling AML Foods share-
holders that his $12 million,
$1.50 per share, offer was a
“referendum on the compa-
ny’s management”, not his
own, Mark Finlayson, princi-
pal of Trans-Island Traders,
the 78 per cent City Markets
owner, said they also needed
to be mindful of ever-increas-
ing competition and the fact
that, in his opinion, the com-
pany’s share price would con-
tinue to fall.

“We’ve made a lot of
progress,” Mr Finlayson said
of his negotiations with AML
Foods shareholders on
whether to accept his offer.
“We're around the 20 per
cent level locked up right
now. We’re quite confident
this will happen.”

And, extolling the benefits
of his planned City Markets-
AML Foods consolidation,
should the tender offer be
successful and the two com-
panies merge, Mr Finlayson
told Tribune Business: “At
the end of the day, you will
have three sets of sharehold-
ers that are going to be
pleased with this.

“This combination gives the
ABDAB shareholders (see
other article on Page 1B) a
future, the Bahamas Super-
markets shareholders, who
have been through a rough













time for three-four years, will
benefit from the economies
of scale, and for the AML
Foods shareholders, who have
been through quite a rough
time themselves, this compa-
ny will give them a good ride,
too.”

Adding that the 68 per cent
net income drop suffered by
AML Foods during the first
nine months of its recently-
ended financial year “speak
for themselves”, Mr Finlayson
said the BISX-listed food
group had seen its sales
decline despite City Markets
having hit rock bottom dur-
ing this period under the for-
mer owners.

This, he added, indicated
AML Foods had been unable
to exploit City Markets’ woes
by increasing sales and mar-
ket share, and was something
that should cause sharehold-
ers to question management.

Between 2008-2010, City
Markets had lost $46 million
in sales, dropping from a peak
of $144 million to just under

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:







“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being a portion of
Gladstone Allotment No. 31 situate in the Western district of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Multi family residence
consisting of a Triplex apartment comprising of (1) unit consisting
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms and (2) units consisting (2)
Bedrooms, (1) Bathroom.




























Property Size: 8,600 sq. ft.
Building Size: 3,375 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 2417”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

ae RBC
Sa FINCO
LiL

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 3 situate
in Tropical Gardens Subdivision situate in the Western district
of the Island of New Providence one of the islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms and (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 6,483 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,557 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked ‘Tender 3438”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 13 situate
in Shirley Park Subdivision situate in the Northern district of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a multi family residence
consisting of a triplex apartment comprising of (1) unit consisting
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms and (2) units consisting (2) Bedrooms
and (1) Bathroom.

Property Size: 11,420 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,490 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 9906”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday,
25th February, 2011.

$100 million, but AML Foods,
one of its chief competitors,
had been unable to take
advantage, Mr Finlayson
added.

“This is my opinion,” he
said. “During the four-five
years that Bahamas Super-
markets lost market share,
AML’s sales popped up a bit,
and came right back down
when Bahamas Supermarkets
was at its worst.

Lost

“Over the period, we lost
$46 million in sales, and
between the June period last
year and when we bought
City Markets [in November],
it dropped to a level when it
was in freefall.

“During that period, AML
did not gain any sales or mar-
ket share at all. The other
guys picked it up.”

Mr Finlayson said that if
AML Foods’ management
“were that good, they should
have picked it up.... It’s what
they’re doing that is wrong.
The thing they’re doing is that
they are not listening to the
customers, and that’s the dif-
ference between what they’re
doing and what we’re doing.
Our customers are telling us
what to do so they can spend
their money with us”.

Speaking of his appoint-
ment of Benita Rahming as
City Markets’ chief executive,
supported by a woman-domi-
nated management team, Mr
Finlayson said: “I know that
for this to work, a woman has
to run it. Ladies are our pri-
mary customers, and no one
knows what a woman wants
better than a woman.

“We’ve made good head-
way, and you can really
expect our sales to jump
through the roof right now,
as we have a team primarily
of women in there. I don’t
think they can be beaten. As a
shareholder, I’m happy to
entrust my investment to
them.”

Asked about his message
to AML Foods investors, Mr
Finlayson said: “We’ve really
given them a choice. This

whole thing was not a refer-
endum on how we run our
business. For AML share-
holders, it’s a referendum on
whether they’re satisfied with
the management.

“What I would say to them
is that we’re offering to buy
their shares at almost a 50 per
cent premium to what they’re

trading at now, but they also }
have the choice to stayin and }
go on a ride with the merged }
: tage in this area and boost the financial services industry.

“I believe the majority of }
people are tired, they’re }
fatigued, and have had }
enough of the ride up and
down. Here’s an opportunity }
for them to get out, and get }
out at a premium. But I think }

company...

the problem they will have if

shares to go but down.

[Robin Hood] business.”

all these things.

down.”

Mr Finlayson said that it ;
was not just AML Foods’
core food retailing business }
that was getting squeezed, but }
also its Domino’s pizza fran- }
chise through the emergence }
of rival Marco’s Pizza, under }
the local ownership of Aetos }
Holdings, headed by Chris }
: Cooper told Tribune Business.

“If I was an AML Foods
shareholder I’d really be }
thinking about what I’m doing }
with my investment,” Mr Fin- }
layson added. He said he was }
due to meet, together with }
AML Foods, the Securities ;
Commission today to “see }
how we proceed going for- }

and Terry Tsavoussis.

ward” on the tender offer.

i the industry and the region.”

my RBC
Se FINCO
eS

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 63
situated in Silver Gates Subdivision situate in the Western district
of the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is an
undeveloped property.

Property Size: 4,413 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked ‘Tender 7495”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm,
Friday, 25th February, 2011.

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 8 of Block
No. 25 situate in Gleniston Gardens Subdivision situate in the
Eastern district of the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a single
family residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 9,900 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,520 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, The Bahamas and marked “Tender 3407”.
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday,
25th February, 2011.

Entry standard push
for Insurance agents

FROM page 1B

“We are interested in making the industry and regulatory
environment as competitive as possible to facilitate business,”
Mr Cooper told Tribune Business. “A key issue for the over-
whelming majority is a standard, and implemented entry
requirement, for sales persons in the industry.

“Each company has its own standard, and we believe that by
working with the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas to

: develop and strengthen those requirements it will accrue to the
we do not succeed is that }
there is nowhere for the AML :

benefit of the industry.”
Emphasising that it would “not be another layer of regula-

: tion”, Mr Cooper said he hoped to see the Bahamian insurance

“We’ve seen that with the }
latest results. We are taking }
back our market share. They }
did not make a gain when }
City Markets was at its lowest }
point. Now we are taking }
back some of Super Value’s :
business, some of Phil’s busi- }
ness, some of AML’s busi- }

ness, and some of Sandy’s } Business that the committee wanted to include among its 14

However, Mr Pinlageoir | members representatives from the external insurance industry,
was quick to point out that }
small, independently-owned }
neighbourhood food stores }
were stealing market share }
from all of the so-called “Big :
Five’, and he urged: “AML }

shareholders tay Wok at seems a bit troubled at the moment in the development of

“Look at City Markets 5 new products and services. If the committee can advance reg-

look at Super Value. Rupert } : f 3
Roberts is not going to sit dynamism to the industry.

er teas Se ae Advisory Committee include Jeanine Lampkin, of Lampkin &
take market share. The AML
shareholders are caught in the }

middle, and I’m pretty sure }

‘ ‘ ? Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA); Lambert
the sh Il not i ?

oe oe ens Aa oe : Longley, a partner in KPMG (Bahamas); John Dunkley, for-
? merly of Nassau Underwriters; Brian Self, Security & Gener-

industry agree to a “general standard of entry” for sales persons
and agents, with certification and an across-the-board effort to
“improve the calibre” of new entrants.

“This is one of the things that is gaining some traction,” Mr
Cooper told Tribune Business.

Competitiveness

Besides the domestic market, the BAF chief told Tribune

in a bid to improve the Bahamas’ competitiveness here.

It would also, he added, lead to “the establishment of stan-
dards to make the Bahamas a jurisdiction where insurance
can thrive again, and this goes beyond the development and
administration of captives.

“Maybe the Bahamas can create new products to assist in the
advancement of offshore financial services business, which

ulations on this aspect of the industry, it will bring new life and
Apart from Mr Cooper, other members of the Insurance

Company, as its deputy chairman; Timothy Ingraham, general
manager of Summit Insurance and president of the Bahamas
Insurance Association; Vaughn Culmer, president of the

al; Emmanuel Komolafe of Colina Insurance; and former reg-
istrar of insurance, Dr Roger Brown.

Its role, under the Insurance Act, is to advise the regulator,
the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas, on insurance mat-
ters, providing recommendations and acting as a forum for
dialogue on Key issues.

“T think I speak on behalf of the other members that we’re
fairly enthused about the possibilities here.

“We think it can be private-public partnership at its best,” Mr

“Tt is fairly clear that the industry and the Commission share
the same ideals of protecting policyholders and improving the
industry.

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Obama official says new
budget won't be pain-free

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama
will send Congress on Mon-
day a $3 trillion-plus budget
for 2012 that promises $1.1
trillion in deficit reduction
over the next decade by freez-
ing many domestic programs
for five years, trimming mili-
tary spending and limiting tax
deductions for the wealthy.

Jacob Lew, the president's
budget director, said Sunday
that the new spending plan
for the 2012 would disprove
the notion that "we can do
this painlessly ... we are going
to make tough choices.”

Republicans rejected that
appraisal, castigating Obama
for proposals that will boost
spending in such areas as edu-
cation, public works and
research, and charging that
Obama's cuts are not deep
enough.

They vowed to push ahead
with their own plans to trim
$61 billion in spending from
the seven months left in the
current budget year and then
squeeze Obama's 2012 bud-
get plan for billions of dollars
in additional savings in
response to voters alarmed at
an unprecedented flood of red
ink.

"He's going to present a
budget tomorrow that will
continue to destroy jobs by
spending too much, borrow-
ing too much and taxing too
much,” House Speaker John
Boehner said on NBC's
"Meet the Press." Boehner
released a statement from 150
economists calling on Obama
to take immediate action to
reduce government spending.

Lew, appearing on CNN's
"State of the Union,” rejected
criticism that the $1.1 trillion
deficit-cutting goal fell far
short of the $4 trillion in
deficit cuts outlined by the
president's own deficit com-
mission in a plan unveiled last
December. That proposal
would attack the biggest caus-
es of the deficits — spending
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Medicare, Medicaid and
Social Security — and defense
spending.

Obama's budget avoided
the painful choices put for-
ward by the commission on
benefit programs. Lew said it
would be a mistake to say the
report did not have an impact
on the president's proposals.

He cited a proposal to pay
for keeping doctors’ payments
under Medicare from being
cut sharply. Instead of bor-
rowing the money to prevent
those cuts, the administration
was putting forward $62 bil-
lion in savings in other areas
to prevent those cuts over the
next two years, Lew said.

In addition, the administra-
tion is reviving a proposal
Congress rejected last year to
limit tax deductions the
wealthy can get for charita-
ble donations, mortgage inter-
est payments and state and
local taxes, and using those
savings to pay for keeping the
Alternative Minimum Tax
from hitting more middle-
class families over the next
two years. An administration
official, who spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity before the
budget was released, said one-
third of the $1.1 trillion in
deficit reduction the admin-
istration is projecting over the
next decade would come from
additional revenue with the
bulk of that reflecting the lim-
itations on tax deductions by
the wealthy.

The administration has said

Notice

In the Estate of Lillian Olean
Johnson, late of Graham Drive,

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in the

Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

deceased.

Notice is

hereby given that all

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against the above Estate are required
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particulars of their debts or claims

duly certified

in writing to the

that its five-year freeze will
save $400 billion over the next
decade with many programs
slated for even bigger cuts.
Community development
block grants would be
trimmed by $300 million, the
government's program to help
low-income people pay their
heating bills would be cut in
half for a savings of $2.5 bil-
lion, and a Great Lakes envi-
ronmental restoration pro-
gram would but cut by 25 per-
cent to save $125 million,
according to an Office of
Management and Budget
summary.

That document also said
that the budget would cut the
Pentagon's spending plans
over the next decade by $78
billion with reductions in var-
ious weapons programs
deemed unnecessary includ-
ing the C-17 aircraft, the alter-
native engine for the Joint
Strike Fighter aircraft and the
Marine expeditionary vehicle.

The OMB document also
listed $1 billion in cuts in
grants for large airports,
almost $1 billion in a reduc-
tion in support to states for
water treatment plants and
other infrastructure programs
and savings from consolidat-
ing public health programs
run by the Center for Disease
Control and various U.S. For-
est Service programs.

The administration will also
propose saving $100 billion
from Pell Grants and other
higher education programs
over a decade through belt-
tightening with the savings
used to keep the maximum
college financial aid award at
$5,550, according to an
administration official who
spoke on condition of
anonymity in advance of the
budget's Monday release.

The OMB summary said
that the $1.1 trillion deficit
savings would reduce the
deficit as a percentage of the
total economy to 3 percent of
GDP by the middle of this
decade. The deficit is project-
ed by the Congressional Bud-
get Office to surge to an all-
time high of $1.5 trillion this
year, which would be 9.8 per-
cent of the economy and
mark the third consecutive $1
trillion-plus budget gap.

The surging deficits reflect
the deep 2007-2009 recession,
which cut into government tax
revenues as millions were
thrown out of work and
prompted massive govern-
ment spending to jump-start
economic growth and stabi-
lize the banking system.

Republicans scored signifi-
cant victories in the Novem-
ber elections by attacking the
soaring deficits while the Oba-
ma administration argued that
the spending was needed to
keep the country from falling
into an even deeper econom-
ic slump.

BUDGET TIME: In this
photo taken Feb. 10,
2011, Carolyn John-
son, right, and other
employees at the Government
Printing Office, compile sections
of the appendix of the 2012 budget
in Washington. President Barack
Obama will send his 2012 budget
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PAGE 2E° Basketball joy for RBPF




ST. VALENTINE"S MASSACRE

Lally in Red, Lady Nathalle
take the sailing honours

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net



OR another year,

the Lady in Red

and Lady Nathalie

hold the bragging
rights in the St. Valentine’s
Massacre.

Yesterday on Montage
Beach, the Lady Nathalie, skip-
pered by Clyde Rolle, pulled
off another victory in the
“Catch Me If You Can chal-
lenge race between her B Class
and six A Class boats.

It was the 24th anniversary
of the biggest regatta held out-
side of the National Family
Island Regatta in Georgetown,
Exuma and the Long Island
Regatta.

But ask organiser and Lady
Nathalie owner Eleazor ‘the
Sailing Barber’ Johnson and he
would quickly tell you that the
St. Valentine’s Massacre is fast

SEE page 2E

SPOTTS

NOTES

BASKETBALL
BAISS CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE Bahamas Associa-
tion of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools will kick off
their 2011 best-of-three bas-
ketball championship series
today at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

Beginning at 4 p.m., the
junior girls division will fea-
ture the Temple Christian
Suns against the St.
Augustine’s College Big
Red Machine. That will be
followed by SAC against the
Queen’s College Comets in
the junior boys.

The senior girls matchup
will pit the St. John’s Giants
against the Queen’s College
and in the senior boys divi-
sion, it will be the Westmin-
ster Diplomats against St.
John’s.

Game two in each series
will continue on Tuesday
with the third and deciding
games, if necessary, on
Wednesday.

WINNER: Lady Eunice (above and left), skippered by Vincent Wright,
came back to win the final two races to clinch the series.



SCENES from the Valentine’s Massacre.

PHOTOS: Felipe Major/Tribune staff

BASKETBALL
GSSSA CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation will begin their best-
of-three basketball champi-
onship series today at 4 p.m.
at both the CI Gibson and
DW Davis Gymnasiums.

While the juniors will be
in action at the CI Gibson
Gymnasium, the seniors will
play at the DW Davis Gym.

In the senior girls division
will be played against the
CR WAlker Knights and the
RM Bailey Pacers. The
senior boys will showcase
the CC Sweeting Cobras
defending their title against
RM Bailey.

Game two in all of the
series will be played on
Tuesday. If necessary, the
third and deciding games :
will be played on Wednes- -
day. TOP CLASS: fay Fiunice leads the way in its class.

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SPORTS



wy,

(CY THE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC

RBPF

BY RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

In the Second Annual Law Enforcement Bas-
ketball Classic, last year's champion retained its
title after they held on for a hard fought from the
top group of visiting contenders.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force protected
home court and kept the championship trophy in
the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican
Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led
22-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31
lead into the half thanks to 15 points from
Bernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino
Richardson.

The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half
but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw
them outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back
into the game.

The Bahamas led by just a single basket head-
ed into the fourth quarter, 53-51.

In a back and forth battle over the final period,
the Bahamas was able to break away when their
defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of
which led to a momentum shifting Richardson
slam dunk for a two possession advantage.

The team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs)
points and 21 (Richardson) points respectively,
noted their keys to the repeat title.

"The important thing was just to stay patient
and let the game come to you," Richardson said,
"Thats what I did I was able to help the team to
the win.”

"Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up,”
Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up
the slack I just followed behind. We came out
with game plan and we executed and it led to the
win tonight."

RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle
applauded his team's effort despite the early foul
troubled which plagued his regular rotation.

"What i wanted to doi couldn't do because of
the foul trouble, it messed up the rotation,” he
said, "We're the best in the world. They said





A ei
ON THE BALL: Scenes from the basketball classic.

handle us."

In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas
Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police
Force.

The second edition of the tournament fea-
tured teams from across the Caribbean and Cana-
da including the Trinidad Police and Defence
Force, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence
Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police
AAA Basketball team.

Aside from their work on the court, the visiting
law enforcements athletes also joined various
ministers of the gospel and public figures in
Bahamian society when they toured several
schools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash,
CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF
Adderley and SC McPherson where the students

they wanted us, they got us and they couldn't

JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops) Rolle, coach of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, is held aloft after the victory.

FROM page 1E

becoming the toast of the regatta sea-
son because of the challenge.

“Only two boats catch me in 23
years, the New Couregous and the
Red Stripe, but they never catch me
three times, only once or twice,” said
Johnson, whose boat was last caught
four years ago by the New Courgeous.

Johnson said after looking at his
clck on the first lap and hwe saw how
far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat
sailing, he knew there was no way that
she would have gotten catch by the
rest of the fleet.

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were treated to positive messages from the visi-

PHOTOS: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

(Cops) Rolle, holds up another one.

©

Lay in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours

“After ten minutes past, I didn’t
look anymore because they gave me a
12 minute head start and after the first
lap, I knew they couldn’t catch me,” he
said. “The skipper sailed a smart race.”

The New Couregous came the clos-
est to catching the Lady Nathalie, fol-
lowed by the Red Stripe.

A jubilant Rolle said he had a little
scare at the beginning, but once he
settled his crew down, they were able

to sail without any further problems.

“We beat the nearest boat behind us
by five minutes. There was no advan-
tage because we did the calculation
on time,” he stressed. “The rest of
them, we put time on them.”

Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna
Nicola were among the other boats
that made up the fleet.

It was the second victory for the
year for the Lady in Red after she took

the All-For-One Regatta in the B
Class in January to officially kick off
the new season on the right sail.
There was also a C Class series that
took place on Saturday and Sunday.
The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip-
pered by Rolle, won the first race. But
the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin-
cent Wright, came back to win the
final two races to clinch the series.
Among the other boats that com-





VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony

peted in the eight-boat fleet were
Jacob’s Ladder, Queen Brigita and
Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was
quite impressed with the way the
entire weekend activities came togeth-
er this year and he thanked the spon-
sors who all helped to make it possible.

They included legendary sailor Sir
Durward ‘Sea Wolf’? Knowles, Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment
Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation, Double D’s Restaurant,
Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Compa-
ny, Hanna’s Hardware, Floyd’s Cafe
and Williams Drugs.


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TRIBUNE SPORTS



SPORTS



wy,

(CY THE SECOND ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BASKETBALL CLASSIC

RBPF

BY RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

In the Second Annual Law Enforcement Bas-
ketball Classic, last year's champion retained its
title after they held on for a hard fought from the
top group of visiting contenders.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force protected
home court and kept the championship trophy in
the Bahamas with a 71-66 win over the Jamaican
Defence Force Saturday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

The Bahamas got out to a quick start and led
22-12 after the opening quarter and took a 40-31
lead into the half thanks to 15 points from
Bernard Stubbs and 12 points from Valentino
Richardson.

The duo kept Jamaica at bay for the first half
but a strong third quarter from the visitors saw
them outscore the Bahamas 20-13 to get back
into the game.

The Bahamas led by just a single basket head-
ed into the fourth quarter, 53-51.

In a back and forth battle over the final period,
the Bahamas was able to break away when their
defense forced a trio of turnovers, the last of
which led to a momentum shifting Richardson
slam dunk for a two possession advantage.

The team's leading scorers with 24 (Stubs)
points and 21 (Richardson) points respectively,
noted their keys to the repeat title.

"The important thing was just to stay patient
and let the game come to you," Richardson said,
"Thats what I did I was able to help the team to
the win.”

"Ourgoal was to keep intensity back up,”
Stubbs said, "When he [Richardson] picked up
the slack I just followed behind. We came out
with game plan and we executed and it led to the
win tonight."

RBPF Head Coach, Anthony "Cops" Rolle
applauded his team's effort despite the early foul
troubled which plagued his regular rotation.

"What i wanted to doi couldn't do because of
the foul trouble, it messed up the rotation,” he
said, "We're the best in the world. They said





A ei
ON THE BALL: Scenes from the basketball classic.

handle us."

In the bronze medal game, the Bahamas
Defence Force defeated the Trinidad Police
Force.

The second edition of the tournament fea-
tured teams from across the Caribbean and Cana-
da including the Trinidad Police and Defence
Force, Dominica Police Force, Jamaican Defence
Force, Bermuda Police Force and Toronto Police
AAA Basketball team.

Aside from their work on the court, the visiting
law enforcements athletes also joined various
ministers of the gospel and public figures in
Bahamian society when they toured several
schools including Anatol Rodgers, HO Nash,
CH Reeves, LW Young, TA Thompson, AF
Adderley and SC McPherson where the students

they wanted us, they got us and they couldn't

JUBILATION: Anthony (Cops) Rolle, coach of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, is held aloft after the victory.

FROM page 1E

becoming the toast of the regatta sea-
son because of the challenge.

“Only two boats catch me in 23
years, the New Couregous and the
Red Stripe, but they never catch me
three times, only once or twice,” said
Johnson, whose boat was last caught
four years ago by the New Courgeous.

Johnson said after looking at his
clck on the first lap and hwe saw how
far skipper Clyde Rolle had the boat
sailing, he knew there was no way that
she would have gotten catch by the
rest of the fleet.

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tors.

were treated to positive messages from the visi-

PHOTOS: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

(Cops) Rolle, holds up another one.

©

Lay in Red, Lady Nathalie take honours

“After ten minutes past, I didn’t
look anymore because they gave me a
12 minute head start and after the first
lap, I knew they couldn’t catch me,” he
said. “The skipper sailed a smart race.”

The New Couregous came the clos-
est to catching the Lady Nathalie, fol-
lowed by the Red Stripe.

A jubilant Rolle said he had a little
scare at the beginning, but once he
settled his crew down, they were able

to sail without any further problems.

“We beat the nearest boat behind us
by five minutes. There was no advan-
tage because we did the calculation
on time,” he stressed. “The rest of
them, we put time on them.”

Ed Sky, Southern Cross and Anna
Nicola were among the other boats
that made up the fleet.

It was the second victory for the
year for the Lady in Red after she took

the All-For-One Regatta in the B
Class in January to officially kick off
the new season on the right sail.
There was also a C Class series that
took place on Saturday and Sunday.
The Asue Draw Thunderbird, skip-
pered by Rolle, won the first race. But
the Lady Eunice, skippered by Vin-
cent Wright, came back to win the
final two races to clinch the series.
Among the other boats that com-





VICTORIOUS! Freddie Lighbourne, point guard, holds up one of the trophies. Head coach Anthony

peted in the eight-boat fleet were
Jacob’s Ladder, Queen Brigita and
Sweet Island Gal. Johnson said he was
quite impressed with the way the
entire weekend activities came togeth-
er this year and he thanked the spon-
sors who all helped to make it possible.

They included legendary sailor Sir
Durward ‘Sea Wolf’? Knowles, Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment
Palace, Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation, Double D’s Restaurant,
Wallace Auto, Nassau Plastic Compa-
ny, Hanna’s Hardware, Floyd’s Cafe
and Williams Drugs.


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Baillou keep atop standings with
a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC









By RENALDO DORSETT ABOVE
Sports Reporter UNDER
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net PRESSURE:
For the second time in as many contests Baillou player
one of the BRFU top contenders for the cee
2011 season again fell at the hands of a Meet
perennial powerhouse in a nailbiting con-
test.
Baillou maintained their position atop the
league standings with a 13-12 win over Buc- LEFT
caneers RC in the feature match on the
pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. ON THE
The Buccaneers reached the scoreboard CHARGE:
first with a short yardage try midway A Baillou
through the first half, but failed to convert tries to brush
the kick for an early 5-0 lead. off a tackle.
Protecting an early, the Buccaneers
squandered several scoring opportunities to
pad their advantage.
On successive possessions, the Buccaneers
reached scoring position but failed to cross
the try line on several attempts.
A five meter scrum on both occurrences BELOW
helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and
kept them within a single possession. SCRAMBLING:
With just under two minutes left to play in Baillou and
the opening half, Baillou reached the score- Buccaneers
board for the first time with their only try of battle for the
the match ball.

A successful conversion gave them a 7-5
lead headed into the half.

Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of
goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half.

Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke
through for a late try, however, even with
the successful conversion, they remained
out of reach as time expired.

Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the
top of the League, who scored a win earlier
in the afternoon over the Potcakes.

The Buccaneers were looking to rebound
from a last minute defeat at the hands of
Baillou and solidify their position as a top
contender by defeating the top two teams in
the standings and handing Baillou their first
defeat of the year.

Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated
the defending National Champions, Cuck-
0os, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since
dropped a pair of matches to Baillou.

In international play, the BRFU will field
a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby
tournament.

The Bahamas will enter a select team in
Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida February 25-27.

In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first
time in many years the Bahamas will be
entered into the Premiership

Division with United States Superleague
Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue.

Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be
used as an integral part of the National
team's preparation for the Caribbean
Championships which will commence on
April 30th in Bermuda.





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Baillou keep atop standings with
a 13-12 win over Buccaneers RC









By RENALDO DORSETT ABOVE
Sports Reporter UNDER
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net PRESSURE:
For the second time in as many contests Baillou player
one of the BRFU top contenders for the cee
2011 season again fell at the hands of a Meet
perennial powerhouse in a nailbiting con-
test.
Baillou maintained their position atop the
league standings with a 13-12 win over Buc- LEFT
caneers RC in the feature match on the
pitch Saturday at the Winton Rugby Centre. ON THE
The Buccaneers reached the scoreboard CHARGE:
first with a short yardage try midway A Baillou
through the first half, but failed to convert tries to brush
the kick for an early 5-0 lead. off a tackle.
Protecting an early, the Buccaneers
squandered several scoring opportunities to
pad their advantage.
On successive possessions, the Buccaneers
reached scoring position but failed to cross
the try line on several attempts.
A five meter scrum on both occurrences BELOW
helped Baillou escape the scoring threat and
kept them within a single possession. SCRAMBLING:
With just under two minutes left to play in Baillou and
the opening half, Baillou reached the score- Buccaneers
board for the first time with their only try of battle for the
the match ball.

A successful conversion gave them a 7-5
lead headed into the half.

Baillou moved well ahead with a pair of
goals for a 13-5 lead in the second half.

Buccaneers centre Ryan Knowles broke
through for a late try, however, even with
the successful conversion, they remained
out of reach as time expired.

Baillou remained tied with Cuckoos at the
top of the League, who scored a win earlier
in the afternoon over the Potcakes.

The Buccaneers were looking to rebound
from a last minute defeat at the hands of
Baillou and solidify their position as a top
contender by defeating the top two teams in
the standings and handing Baillou their first
defeat of the year.

Earlier in year the Buccaneers defeated
the defending National Champions, Cuck-
0os, 19-15 in the Bahamas Cup but has since
dropped a pair of matches to Baillou.

In international play, the BRFU will field
a team to compete in Florida's biggest rugby
tournament.

The Bahamas will enter a select team in
Ruggerfest 2011 held in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida February 25-27.

In its return to the Ruggerfest for the first
time in many years the Bahamas will be
entered into the Premiership

Division with United States Superleague
Clubs NYCA, Boston and Old Blue.

Executives suggest Ruggerfest will be
used as an integral part of the National
team's preparation for the Caribbean
Championships which will commence on
April 30th in Bermuda.





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(Cy SOCCER

Dragons lack fire in tie with Cavaliers

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

Missed opportunities haunted
last year's BFA Senior League
runners-up as they played them-
selves out of a win and into the
first draw across the league this
season.

The Lyford Cay Dragons played
to a nil-nil tie with the Cavaliers
FC in the opening game of a dou-
ble header at the Roscow Davies

SCENES TTOM

Soccer Field yesterday afternoon.

Patrick End missed pair of
penalty kicks and Mark Emy failed
to convert a breakaway on through
ball to squander the best scoring
opportunities for the Dragons dur-
ing the match.

After a nearly eventless first half,
the shorthanded Dragons came
out of the intermission shorthand-
ed but offensive minded.

They controlled the ball early
on and got their first shot on goal
just two minutes into the second

ae as it

period when a header by Ulrich
Wolf sailed just left of the goal-
post.

Missed

Minutes later, End missed the
first penalty kick which sailed high
and to the right.

With momentum in their favor
the Cavaliers had their best oppor-
tunity to score in the half when
Derek Dean came free on a break-
away but was unable to beat the

Dragons' goalkeeper in the 71st
minute.

With the Dragons on the attack
again in the 84th minute, End
came up for his second penalty
kick of the game.

This time the ball would hit the
crossbar and his following header
also veered far to the right.

With time running out for both
teams, Wolf led a breakaway for
the Dragons and delivered a
through ball to Emy but his shot
would miss at the 89th minute as



time expired on both teams for the
tie.

The Dragons fell to one win, one
draw and no losses while the Cav-
aliers now have one draw and one
loss.

Dynamos leads the league with
six total points at 2-1, while the
league's highest scoring team with
nine goals, United FC stand 1-1.

Next week the Cavaliers will
face the Bears at in the opening
match at 2pm, while Dynamos will
face the Baha Juniors at 4pm.



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Semi-final
heartache for
Knowles and

Mertinak

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MARK Knowles and Michal
Mertinak came close to playing for
their first men’s doubles title since
their partnership started this year
at the Sap Open in San Jose, Cali-
fornia.

As the number one seeded team,
the Bahamian-Solvenia partner-
ship fell short when they were
ousted in the semifinal on Saturday
in set scores of 4-6, 7-4 and 10-4 by
the unseeded team of Alejandro
Falla and Xavier Malisse.

“It was a very disappointing
loss,” said Knowles when contact-
ed yesterday. “We actually played
avery good match. It was probably
one of our better matches.

“We sort of dominated the first
set and we had break point early in
the second and then we had break
point again late in the second, serv-
ing for the match, but just didn’t
convert.

“In this format, if you don’t get
the break points, it swings pretty
quickly. We played a better super
tie-breaker. That was what to came
down to. We didn’t win any of the

day.

matched against the Israel team of
Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram
in the first round. Their match
could be played as early as Tues-

SPORTS

MICHAL MERTINAK

Tough

no ad points and they won the
super breaker.”

As the better team in the tour-
nament, Knowles said it was quite
disappointing because they didn’t
get to pull off the victory and
advance to yesterday’s final.

The duo, however, have
improved on their showing in the
first two tournaments of the year
when they got eliminated in the
second round in Australia last

“It’s a very tough match right
away, a very tough test,” Knowles
pointed out. “We just have to kind
of bounce back and build on the
good stuff that we did in San Jose.”

If they are successful and they
get all the way to the semifinal,
Knowles
could possi-
bly face his
former long-
time partner

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today for Memphis, Tennessee Tecau.
where they will play in the Regions Once the

tournament

Morgan Keegan Championships.
But it won’t be any easier.

They are seeded at number
three in the field of 16 and are

is finished, Knowles and Mertinak
are planning on traveling to Dubai
to play in the Dubai Duty Free

DISAPPOINTING LOSS: Mark Knowles.

Tennis Championships that will
take place start on February 21.
After a week’s break, they will
return to the United States to play

in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian
Wells, California, the first Masters
Series for the year. However,
Knowles will skip the Sony Erics-






son Open in Miami, Florida, start-
ing on March 23 as his wife, Dawn,
is due to expand their family with
their third child around that time.

Delaney finishes second in men’s triple jump

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

LAMAR Delaney posted the best per-
formance in leading the Bahamian contin-
gent of Bahamian track and field athletes in
action on the collegiate scene over the week-
end.

Competing at Texas A&M Conference
Challenge at the Gilliam Indoor Track Sta-
dium in College Station, Texas for the Uni-
versity of Houston, the senior finished sec-
ond in the men’s triple jump.

He had a leap of 15.63 metres or 51-feet,
3-inches to end up behind Chris Carter,
another senior form Houston, with the win-
ning leap of 15.77m or 51-9.

Also at that meet, Demetrius Pinder took
fourth place in the men’s 400 metres in a
time of 47.74 seconds. The event was won by
Bryan Miller and followed by Tabarie Hen-
ry, two Texas A&M senior team-mates of
Pinder in 46.48 and 46.58 respectively.

Kevin Furlough, a junior at the Universi-
ty of Houston, broke up a sweep of Texas
A&M by taking third place in 46.69.

However, Pinder ran the second leg for

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Texas A&M as he joined Tran Howell, Hen-
ry and Miller to win the men’s 1600 relay in
3:05.48 over Baylor, who did 3:05.92.

The bulk of the Bahamian athletes com-
peted at the Tyson Invitational at the Ran-
dal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville,
Arkansas.

The best performances in this meet also
came on the field as Bianca Stuart, compet-
ing unattached, soared 6.44m or 21-1 1/2 for
third place in the women’s invitational long
jump.

Marshwevet Myers, competing for Adi-
das, won the event with a leap of 6.83m or
22-5 and Brittney Reese, unattached, was
second with 6.64m or 21-9 1/2.

Sophomore

J’Vente Deveaux, a sophomore at Allen
County Community College, was fourth in
the men’s invitational triple jump with a
leap of 16.9m or 53-1 1/2.

Another Bahamian, Cameron Parker, a
junior at Texas Christian University, came
eighth with 15.64m or 51-3 3/4. Parker was
also 22nd in the men’s collegiate long jump
with a distance of 6.83m or 22-5.

Will Claye, a junior at the University of
Florida, posted the winning lap of 17.02m or
55-10 1/4.

Also on the field, Raymond Higgs had
double duties. The freshman from the Uni-
versity of Arkansas, got seventh in the men’s
long jump invitational with a leap of 7.77m
or 25-6.

Zedric Thomas, a senior at Louisiana
State University, won the event with 8.08m
or 26-6 3/4.

And Higgs also competed in his specialty
in the men’s high jump invitational where he
was 13th with a height of 2.10m or 6-10 3/4.
Erik Kynard, a sophomore at Kansas State,
won with 2.33m or 7-7 3/4.

On the track, Auburn University’s Sheni-
qua ‘Q’ Smith and Nivea Smith led the way.

Competing in the preliminary round of
the women’s 60 metres, Ferguson clocked
7.31 seconds for 10th place just ahead of
Lauryn Williams, representing Saucony, in
7.32 as they went to the final. Smith did 7.62
for 49th over and V’Alonee Robinson was
70th overall in 7.81, but they both didn’t
advance.

In the final, Ferguson ended up 19th over-
all in 7.47. Jessica Young, a senior at TCU,
won in 7.18, followed by Shalonda Solomon,

representing Reebok, in 7.23. Williams got
third in 7.24.

The women’s 200 saw Smith finished sixth
in 23.49 with Ferguson eighth in 23.53 and
Michelle Cumberbatch, a sophomore at Lin-
coln, got 85th overall in 25.53.

Cumberbatch also contested the women’s
400 where she ended up 54th overall in 57.25
in the preliminaries.

Three Bahamians also hooked up in the
women’s 60 hurdles. But only Tia Thompson
and Ivanique Kemp got into the semifinal
before they were eliminated.

In the prelim’s, Kemp, a sophomore at
the University of Arkansas, was 16th in 8.55,
while Thompson, competing unattached,
was 19th in 8.61 and Robinson finished 44th
in 9.16.

The semifinal saw Thompson improve her
position and time to 13th in 8.47, but Kemp
dropped to 18th in 8.51. Jackie Coward, a
junior at the University of Central Florida,
had the fastest qualifying time of 8.08.

And in the women’s 1600 relay, Shelleye-
ka Rolle, a junior, ran the third leg on LSU’s
winning team that clocked 3:34.54.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

HEN the Amateur Boxing Federation
of the Bahamas’ six-member team |
return from the Cayman Islands on J

Tuesday, they will be bringing back
two victories under their belt.

The team competed in the Bahamas versus Cayman
Islands Invitational over the weekend where Alexis
Roberts and Richard Charlton were both successful in
their matches.

Roberts, competing in the welterweight, won by a RSC |

(referee stop contest) over Boyd Edwar from the Cayman
Islands. Charlton pulled off a decision on points over
Deigo Rodriquez.

The others representing the Bahamas were Lester
Brown, who lost on points to Tafare Ebanks; Colin John-
son lost to Kendal Ebanks; Ometrie Ferguson lost to
Jason Parchment and David Martin lost to Darrel
Ebanks.

The team was coached was Nathan Davis from Grand
Bahama, assisted by Harold Seymour from Inagua. Ter-
ry Goldsmith, also from Grand Bahama, was the team
manager.

National coach Andre Seymour said the team was a
young one and it was the first time for the majority of the
competitors competing on the international scene.

“Alexis fought internationally before, but he’s just on
his way back,” Seymour said. “It’s a fairly young team, so
we just wanted them to get their feet wet.”

On Friday, Seymour will take six boxers to compete at
the COPA Tournament in the Dominican Republic. The
boxers are currently training at the National Boxing
Center in a mini camp.

BOXING CLEVER: RASHAD Williams hits the boxing bag.

“The other thing we are looking for are gold medals,”
Seymour projected. “Everybody is working very hard.
Valentino (Knowles) is in town (from Cuba) and he’s
looking very good and healthy.

Debut

“He’s in good shape and we expect the same from
Carl (Hield) when he come home (from Cuba) today.
Godfrey (Strachan), Ronald Woodside and Rashad
Williams are making their debut on the senior interna-
tional scene.”

MB JHE PAN AMERICAN CARIBBEAN BOXING ORGANIZATION

Honour for Sherman ‘the Tank’ Williams



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PRESENTATION: Fred Sturrup makes a plaque presentation to Kimberly Williams.



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Despite making their debut, Seymour said he’s confi-
dent that with the experience that Commonwealth Games
bronze medalists Knowles and Hield will take with them,
they should be able to pull the others through.

“We’re looking for good things from our boxers in
this tournament,” Seymour said.

“TI expect the competition to be very stiff because a
number of countries of using this as a qualifier for the Pan
American qualifier next month.

“So [I’m looking for teams like Brazil, Cuba and
Venezuela to all come with some big teams.

“But whoever comes, I’m looking for some great things
from our team.”





ACCEPTANCE: Sherman Williams accepts his plaque from Fred Sturrup.

DESPITE the inclement weath-
er, the Pan American Caribbean
Boxing Organization was still able
to honour Sherman ‘the Tank’
Williams over the weekend.

Rain washed out the PACBO
Valentine event that was was on
Saturday night at the Nassau Sta-
dium that was designed to honour
Williams during the amateur box-
ing show.

But PABCO’s president Fred
Sturrup said they were still able to

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make Williams and his wife, Kim-
berly, feel honoured and appreci-
ated.

“On Friday evening past, I
arranged with Breezes through
their executive Hedda Smith to
host Sherman and wife Kimberley
to dinner,” Sturrup said.

“Sharing the evening with the
couple and I were Ministry of
Tourism Sports Director Tyrone
Sawyer and PACBO Northern
Bahamas Director Kevin Johnson.

Sawyer organised interviews with
the Ministry’s Tourism Today
team.”

On Sunday prior to their depar-
ture, Sturrup said he was able to
present Williams with a special
plaque from PACBO saluting his
great work in the boxing ring and
otherwise as a big contributor to
the development of the sport of
boxing in the Pan American
Caribbean region.

Williams expressed his thanks

to PACBO and pledged to contin-
ue giving his very best in the ring
to show the world the “ability of a
Bahamian and a Caribbean prod-
uct.”

He said he was “very happy that
the Ministry of Tourism and
Breezes worked along with
PACBO to host me and my wife.”

Sturrup said athough the show
was called off it was a pleasure
tobe responsible for the visit of the
Willams.

“The weather did not favour
us for the Valentine show but all
within the PACBO organization
are proud to be associated with
saluting Wlliams who enhanced
the image of his country in sports
and tourism during the fight that
wasseen al over the world,” Stur-
rup said.

Sturrup also presented a plaque
to Kimberly Williams for her work
in boxing behind the scene.


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 7E



INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Rondo's

triple-double helps

the Celtics top Heat 85-82



JIMMY GOLEN,
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON

LeBron James and the Miami Heat
couldn't win in Boston in the regular
season. And now they might have to
do it in the playoffs.

Rajon Rondo had a triple-double,
and James missed a crucial free throw
with 12.5 seconds left in the Celtics’ 85-
82 victory over Miami on Sunday.
Boston improved to 3-0 against the
Heat this season, taking back the top
spot in the East and clinching the
potential tiebreaker for home-court
advantage in the playoffs.

The teams will play again in Miami
on April 10.

"They are the defending Eastern
Conference champions. You have to
go through them, and they ain't going
to make it easy," Heat coach Erik
Spoelstra said. "We understand that
this isn't going to be an easy ride for
us, and that's where we're at our best."

The Heat eliminated most of a 13-
point fourth-quarter deficit and trailed
83-81 with 19 seconds left when they
brought the ball in from a timeout and
got it to James at the top of the key.
He drove on Paul Pierce and drew the
foul but missed the first shot, then
made the second.

On the ensuing inbound pass, James
went into the stands for the ball but
merely knocked it to Ray Allen; the
Celtics got the ball downcourt to Glen
"Big Baby" Davis, who was fouled.
Davis hit both foul shots with 6.3 sec-

"They're going to be a different
team in March and April, the more
important months, when we'll proba-
bly have to see them again," said Paul
Pierce, who was 0-for-10 from the floor
and scored just one point. "It gives us
the series in case something happens
with a tiebreaker.”

The Celtics have won 12 of the last
13 games against Miami, including a 4-
1 series victory in the first round of
last year's playoffs; they then knocked
James and the Cleveland Cavaliers
out in the next round. James fled to
Miami to join Chris Bosh and Dwyane
Wade, but the Heat still haven't been
able to beat Boston.

"This is classic, typical bigger broth-

rs," Wade said. "You've got to get
over the hump. We're getting closer
and closer, but we're not there yet. It
can happen at any time. It can hap-
pen in the playoffs."

Bosh scored 24 with 10 rebounds
and James had 22 points for Miami,
which had won eight in a row.

Kevin Garnett scored 19 with seven
rebounds and Kendrick Perkins had
a season-high 15 points for Boston,
which snapped a two-game losing
streak. Rondo had 11 points, 10 assists
and 10 rebounds while bothering
James enough to force him into four
first-half turnovers.

"T thought Rondo just willed us the
game," coach Doc Rivers said. "Ron-
do just took it upon himself that who-
ever was bringing the ball up he was
going to guard and harass. And I
thought that changed the game for

and would have an MRI on his left
foot Monday.

Miami took a 43-39 lead into half-
time, but Boston scored 12 of the first
13 points in the third quarter and
opened a seven-point lead on Allen's
3-pointer with 8:31 left. After Wade
drove for a layup, Allen hit a 15-foot-
er and Wade was called for a flagrant
foul for elbowing Garnett while fight-
ing for position.

While the referees discussed it, the
Heat gathered on the court and Ron-
do lingered outside their huddle until
James pushed him away. Allen inter-
vened to pull Rondo away.

Garnett made both free throws, giv-
ing the Celtics a 59-46 lead. In all,
Boston outscored the Heat 20-3 in the
first 5:17 of the third quarter, hitting its
first seven shots.

"We definitely dug ourselves a
hole," James said. "We can't expect
to come into Boston and turn the ball
over 12 times in the first half. We also
can't afford to come in in the third
quarter and not have our motor going
and let them go on a 20-3 run to start
the quarter. I feel 10 times out of 10
you're going to lose those games."

NOTES: Davis could only chuckle
after taking the ball on the breakaway
but leaving his dunk on the front of the
rim. He then turned around and ran
over Bosh for a foul. ... Allen was pre-
sented with the game ball from Thurs-
day night, when he set the NBA's
career 3-point record. Allen had two
more 3s on Sunday to give him 2,564 in
his career, four more than Reggie

— (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) onds to go, and Mike Miller missed a __ us." Miller. ... Pierce was 0-for-5 from 3-
LOSING CONTROL: Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, loses control of the ball 3-point attempt in the final seconds Pierce had his lowest scoring total point range. He made one of two free
under defensive pressure from Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins, left, during the that would have sent the game toover- since 1999. He said afterward he was __ throws. ... Boston has not lost three
first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. time. bothered by hand and foot injuries — straight games all season.

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BOLTON, England

Daniel Sturridge kept up his
impressive scoring record for
Bolton to inspire a 2-0 win over
relegation-threatened Everton
in the Premier League on Sun-
day.

The England under-21 for-
ward scored for the third
straight match since joining on
loan from Chelsea on transfer
deadline day, smashing home
a swerving finish in the 67th
minute to seal Bolton's victory.

Sturridge, who was one of
English football's great hopes
when he came through the
ranks at Manchester City,
rarely featured at Chelsea fol-
lowing his move to Stamford
Bridge in 2009. But he is flour-
ishing now he is getting regular
starts at Bolton.

"I'm just delighted to be
playing first-team football," he
said. "The manager has instilled
a lot of confidence in me, told
me to go out and play my nor-
mal game. I'm enjoying it."

Gary Cahill put the hosts
ahead in the 10th minute, his
header from an inswinging free
kick by Stuart Holden deflect-
ing into the net off the unfor-
tunate Everton defender John
Heitinga. Everton struggled to
create many clear-cut chances
and remain 13th in the stand-
ings, three points off the bot-
tom three.

"It's probably the poorest
performance I have seen from
us for a long time,” said Ever-
ton manager David Moyes,
who acknowledged his team is
embroiled in a relegation battle
with 12 games remaining.

"Overall I never thought we
were at the races.”

Bolton is now a point behind
seventh-place Sunderland.

Threat

Cahill had already shown he
was a threat at set-pieces by
heading wide at the far post
early on following Matt Tay-
lor's deep corner.

But Everton didn't learn the
lesson and, minutes later, the
England center back found
space in the area to meet Hold-
en's free kick with a header that
deflected off the static Heitinga
and into the net past wrong-
footed goalkeeper Tom
Howard.

Australia midfielder Tim
Cahill was Everton's most dan-
gerous player at the other end,
shooting wide in the 17th
before firing straight at goal-
keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from
the edge of the area just before
halftime.

Everton dominated posses-
sion at the start of the second
half but failed to seriously trou-
ble Jaaskelainen. The conces-
sion of a second goal then killed
off any realistic hopes of a
comeback.

A long ball hoisted forward

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Bolton beat Everton
2-0 in Premier League

Mi Rooney overhead kick seals Man United derby win Ml Arsenal keep title challenge alive



(AP Photo/Jon Super)

AERIAL BATTLE: Bolton's Johan Elmander, right, jumps for the ball against Everton's Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during their English Premier League
soccer match at The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011.

by the Bolton defense ended
with Lee nodding a header
down to Sturridge, who was
running in from the right. The
forward's finish was unerring
as it fizzed past Howard from
10 yards.

Sturridge also scored the win-
ner against Wolverhampton on
his Bolton debut on Feb. 2, and
again at Tottenham last week-
end.

Holden had a goal disallowed
in the 79th when the ball was
harshly adjudged to be out of
play as Sturridge backheeled to
the United States midfielder.
Sturridge then curled just wide
from long range as Bolton
threatened to score a third.

On Saturday, Wayne
Rooney's perfectly executed
overhead kick gave Manchester
United a 2-1 derby victory over
Manchester City on Saturday,
putting the leaders four points
clear of Arsenal.

Spotting Nani's cross float-
ing into the penalty area with
his back to goal, Rooney leapt
between two defenders and
connected with a right-footed
strike that flew past goalkeeper
Joe Hart in the 78th minute.

"T was just trying to keep my
eye on the ball and to get a
good connection,” Rooney said.
"Luckily it went into the top
corner.”

The goal capped United's
immediate response to last
weekend's first loss of the
league season at Wolverhamp-
ton Wanderers, who lost 2-0
Saturday at second-place Arse-
nal.

City is four points adrift of
Arsenal and eight behind Unit-
ed as manager Roberto Manci-

ni struggles to turn the league's
most expensive squad into
league champions.

"It is a significant result and
almost certainly rules City out
of the title race unless a disaster
happens,” Rooney said.

Dimitar Berbatov, United's
leading scorer, didn't appear
until the 67th when the score
was 1-1.

Nani had put United in front
in the 40th by controlling Ryan
Giggs' first-time pass before
rolling the ball past Hart.

City equalized in the 64th
when Shaun Wright-Phillips
crossed for Edin Dzeko, whose
shot went in off David Silva's

Manchester United
Arsenal
Manchester City
Tottenham
Chelsea

Liverpool
Sunderland

Bolton 27

Stoke 26
Newcastle
Blackburn

Fulham 26
Everton26
Birmingham

Aston Villa
Blackpool

West Bromwich Albion
Wigan

West Ham
Wolverhampton

Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff

Norwich
Nottingham Forest
Swansea

Leeds
Leicester
Burnley
Millwall

Hull

Watford
Reading
Barnsley
Coventry
Ipswich
Doncaster
Derby
Portsmouth
Bristol City
Middlesbrough
Crystal Palace
Sheffield United
Scunthorpe
Preston

(AP Photo/Jon Super)
CELEBRATION: Bolton's Gary Cahill, centre, celebrates after scoring
against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at
The Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, Sunday Feb. 13, 2011.

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Rangers
Hearts
Kilmarnock
Inverness
Dundee United
St. Johnstone
Motherwell
Aberdeen
Hibernian

St Mirren
Hamilton

back. Wolverhampton's loss
sent it back to the bottom of
the standings in place of West
Ham, which rallied from 3-0
down to draw 3-3 at West
Bromwich, which is only out of
the drop zone on goal differ-
ence.

Wigan is the third team in
the relegation zone despite
putting the brakes on Liver-
pool's recent revival with a 1-1
draw at Anfield.

Blackpool is two points
above the bottom three after
ending a five-match losing run
by drawing 1-1 with Aston Vil-
la, which is just a point and a
place further ahead.

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coach Bob Bradley, entered in
the 73rd minute for Villa in
place of goal scorer Gabriel
Agbonlahor.

Birmingham joined Villa on
30 points after beating Stoke 1-
0. In the race for the fourth
Champions League spot, Tot-
tenham rallied to beat Sunder-
land 2-1 and provisionally dis-
lodge Chelsea from fourth
place ahead of the champions’
match at Fulham on Monday.

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the standings, Newcastle and
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ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

Bolton 2, Everton 0

League Championship

QPR 1, Nottingham Forest 1

SCOTLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Dundee United 1,
SATURDAY

ENGLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Celtic 3

Wolves 0
Stoke 0
Newcastle 0
Aston Villa 1
Wigan 1
Man City 1
West Ham 3
Tottenham 2

Arsenal 2
Birmingham 1
Blackburn 0
Blackpool 1
Liverpool 1
Man Utid 2
WBA 3
Sunderland 1

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Barnsley 1
Bristol City 0
Cardiff 1
Coventry 2
Doncaster 0

Hull 1
Middlesbrough 3
Norwich 2
Sheffield United 1
Watford 1

Derby 0

SCOTLAND
PREMIER LEAGUE

Ipswich 1
Leeds 2
Scunthorpe 0
C. Palace 1
Ptsmouth 2
Preston 0
Swansea 4
Reading 1
Millwall 4
Burnley 3
Leicester 2

Hearts 2
Kilmarnock 1
Motherwell 0
Inverness 3

Hamilton 0
Hibernian 2
Rangers 6

St. Mirren 3



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ROUNDUP

BARCELONA, Spain

Ten-man Real Madrid
moved within five points of
Spanish league leader
Barcelona by beating Espany-
ol 1-0 from Marcelo's first-
half goal on Sunday.

Madrid played a man down
from the second minute at
Cornella-El Prat stadium after
goalkeeper Iker Casillas was
sent off for fouling Jose Calle-
jon in a one-on-one situation
with the goal wide open.

Jose Rondon's injury-time
goal gave Malaga a 2-2 draw
with Getafe in the Spanish
league. Getafe went ahead in
the eighth minute when Mala-
ga goalkeeper Francesc
Arnau diverted the ball into
his own goal from a cross by
Nicolas "Miku" Fedor. Adri-
an Colunga doubled Getafe's
lead in the 24th minute. Bap-
tista grabbed one back for
Malaga from the penalty spot
in the 80th after Ivan Mar-
cano had handled in the area,
and Rondon split the points
with a goal in the fifth minute
of injury time. The draw left
Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga in
last place and winless in six
games.

Former France striker
David Trezeguet scored Her-
cules’ 89th-minute winner in a
2-1 come-from-behind victory
over Zaragoza.

Levante beat Almeria 1-0
on a goal by Ecuador striker
Felipe Caicedo, and Raul
Tamudo gave Real Sociedad a
1-0 win over Osasuna.

Later, second-place Real
Madrid visits Espanyol look-
ing to reduce Barcelona's
eight-point lead, and Villar-
real tries to reclaim third
place in its trip to Deportivo
La Coruna. Athletic Bilbao is
at Mallorca on Monday.
Barcelona had a 1-1 draw at
Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

MILAN (AP) — Lazio
stayed in contention for a
Champions League place with
a 2-0 win at Brescia on Sun-
day. Alvaro Gonzalez scored
an early goal in the 17th and
Libor Kozak added another in
the 58th to earn the Rome
team a comfortable win that
puts it seven points behind
league leader AC Milan,
which beat Parma 4-0 on Sat-
urday. "We haven't had a par-
ticularly good time recently,”
Lazio coach Edy Reja said.
"We haven't won away for
quite some time, but we had a
good game today.”

Fiorentina twice came from
behind to earn its first away
win in over a year with a 4-2
victory at Palermo. Also Sun-
day, it was: Bari 0, Genoa 0;
Cagliari 4, Chievo Verona 1;
Catania 3, Lecce 2; Cesena 0,
Udinese 3; and Sampdoria 3,
Bologna 1.Defending champi-
on Inter Milan hosts Juventus
later Sunday. Elsewhere on
Saturday, second-place Napoli
won 2-0 at Roma.

BERLIN (AP) — Lukas
Podolski and Milivoje
Novakovic each scored twice
as Cologne beat Mainz 4-2 in
the Bundesliga on Sunday.


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Volume: 107 No.69

Row centres
on industrial
agreement

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tripunemedia.net

THE executive manage-
ment at the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC)
have two more days to com-
ply before managerial staff
move ahead with plans for a
Wednesday strike vote.

The Bahamas Electrical
Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) filed a strike
request with the Ministry of
Labour last Thursday,
according to union president
Ervin Dean.

Approval for the vote is
expected to come forward
today, which will make way
for the already scheduled
strike vote.

“The executive manage-
ment have failed to comply
with the industrial agree-
ment (IA). We have been
asking for them to comply
and conform for the past
four years. Because they
refuse to do that it has
resulted in management and
line staff getting sick,” said
Mr Dean.

SEE page 11

POLICE OFFICER SHOT WITH OWN GUN

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A POLICE officer was shot in the buttocks with his own
weapon during a scuffle outside a nightclub in Cat Island.
The shooting, which occurred early Saturday morning in

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By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE involvement of Bahamians in the
growth and development of Haitian shanty
towns is “always the story that is not print-
ed”, said Brensil Rolle, Garden Hills Member
of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Housing.

In many cases, Bahamians are facilitators,
said Mr Rolle, who confirmed he was aware of
cases where Bahamians collect money for rent

or lease on the “squatter” land.

Residents of Bois Pen, the Haitian village off
Joe Farrington Road, said there are at least
two Bahamian landowners who manage land
in the village. One is said to collect $10-15
rent on a weekly basis from residents.

In a Haitian village in the south of New
Providence, there is currently a dispute
between a man who claims to be the landown-
er and the government. The owner is charging
$500 for Haitian residents to lease a parcel of

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NEWBORN BABY
FOUND ABANDONED
IN EMPTY BUILDING

POLICE are searching for the moth-
er of a baby girl who was abandoned in
an empty building over the weekend.

It is understood a passer-by heard the
infant’s cries and alerted police.

Officers found the newborn child
clinging to life in the cold temperatures
and rushed her to hospital.

The discovery was made about 6am
on Saturday at Bayshore Road, in Han-
na Hill, Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama.

Police said there was sufficient evi-
dence at the scene that indicated the
mother had just given birth to the infant.

Officers appealed for her to come for-
ward as she may be in need of medical

SEE page 16

DR DUANE SANDS
IS APPOINTED
TO THE SENATE

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

DR DUANE Sands was
announced yesterday as the
newest appointment by the gov-
ernment to the Senate, replac-
ing the former
Senator and
Vice President
Johnley Fergu-
son whose res-
ignation comes
into effect
today.

According
to a statement
issued from

the Cabinet APPOINTMENT:
office yester- Dr Duane Sands

day, Mr Fergu-

son, a former Family Island
Administrator, will take a post
as a consultant in the Depart-

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PLP HITS OUT AT
APPOINTMENT

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



DR Duane Sands’ appoint-
ment to the Senate was criti-
cised yesterday as a stunt to
give the former candidate a
larger speaking platform on
which to raise his public pro-
file ahead of the next general
election.

Speaking with The Tribune
moments after his former rival
was named to the Senate, the
PLP’s MP for Elizabeth Ryan
Pinder said he’s not entirely
certain either if Dr Sands’
appointment, which comes
within a week of the one-year
anniversary of his victory in the
by-election in 2010, is a “coin-
cidence.”

“But this is ultimately the
decision of the Prime Minister
to appointment Dr Duane
Sands as a Senator, and it has
no bearing on the representa-

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LOCAL NEWS



Woman stabbed several
times in afternoon attack

A 23-YEAR-OLD
woman is in stable condition
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at the traffic lights on Jerome
Avenue and Chesapeake
Road shortly after 1pm when
her attacker approached her
car and began stabbing her
about the body.

At the scene, police said
the attack may have been
fatal had officers on patrol
in the area not intervened.

A 25-year-old Rock
Crusher man was taken into
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woman in front of her home
at Springfield Road, off Fox
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IN honour of the passing of
Bishop Michael Eldon, the
Anglican Diocese will be
holding a memorial mass at
St George’s Church on Mon-
trose Avenue at 6pm.

Viewing of the body will be
held at St George’s from
10am today until 5pm.

An all-night vigil is also
scheduled at Christ Church
Cathedral from 9pm today
through to 8am tomorrow.
Masses will be said on the
hour. Viewing of the body will
be permitted throughout the
vigil.

Tomorrow, a Pontifical con-
celebrated High Mass of

Thanksgiving for the life,
work, and ministry of Bishop
Eldon will be held a Christ
Church Cathedral, on George
Street at 11am. The chief cel-
ebrant will be the Archbishop
of the West Indies Rev John
Holder.

All Anglicans are encour-
aged to attend as there will
be some seating inside the
cathedral and additional seat-
ing offered under tents out-
side.

A large funeral procession
will be held immediately fol-
lowing the service led by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bands, the Royal Bahamas

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but in the hearts of all of those who knew her. As a

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Defence Force Band, the
Clergy, Altar Servers, ACW,
ACM, Youth, Anglican
Schools and the general mem-
bership.

The procession will go on
Bay Street, to Parliament
Street, Shirley Street, Princess
Street.

West Hill Street, on to
Delancy Street (past Bishop
Eldon’s home), then on to
Nassau Street to St Mary’s
Church.

Bishop Eldon will be cre-
mated and his ashes will be
placed privately in the family
plot at St Mary’s on Wednes-
day.



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LOCAL NEWS



FNM: support
for BTC sale
is growing

AS THE controversy sur-
rounding the sale of 51 per
cent of the Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany continues, the FNM
issued a statement yester-
day suggesting the majority
of Bahamians were in sup-
port of the government’s
decision to sell the majority
of its shares to Cable and
Wireless.

According to the press
release, the party said sup-
port of the sale continues
to grow as two independent






“The majority of individual
consumers and business people
appear enthusiastic about finalising
the agreement to create a new BIC
suited to the 21st century.”

surveys conducted over the
past two weeks demon-
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family in Miami after
US. officials intervened
to have him released
from a jail in El Sal-
vador, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Dr. Rafael Fontirroche
Cruz arrived Saturday,
under a policy that
allows Cuban medical
personnel to come to the
United States.

He defected in October
from a Cuban medical
brigade assigned to work
in Nicaragua, and even-
tually made his way to El
Salvador.

He was jailed there for
violating immigration
laws.

His aunt in Miami
sought help from Sen.
Marco Rubio, who got
various federal agencies
and international
embassies involved.

Defectors are at risk
for political persecution
if they are returned to
Cuba.

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| THE FNM said anecdotal evidence
suggests there is support for the sale
| by younger Bahamians who see ben-
efits including more choices, cheap-
er cell phone rates, improved service



FNM statement

“An earlier poll conduct-
ed by the advocacy group
Consumer Voices Bahamas
found that 52 per cent of
respondents supported the
Government’s plans, 41 per
cent were opposed and sev-
en per cent were undecid-
ed,” said the statement.

Following a communica-
tion to the House by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
as he tabled a Memoran-
dum of Understanding on
the sale, an online survey
asked whether respondents
supported the PLP’s oppo-
sition to the sale:

The question asked: “Is
the PLP’s decision to vote
against the BTC privatisa-
tion bills a good one?”

“Two thousand, five hun-
dred and thirty one respon-
dents or 56 per cent oppose
the PLP’s decision, 1,526
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said the statement.

“The results of both sur-
veys and the decisive trend
in support of privatisation
are in accord with Prime
Minister Ingraham’s com-
mitment to safeguard the
interests of the majority of
Bahamians in the further
liberalisation of the
telecommunication sector.”

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from online debates on var-
ious blogs and on social
media sites suggests there
is overwhelming support for
the sale by younger
Bahamians who see enor-
mous benefits in the pro-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let St. Valentine

The Tribune Limited

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

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Competition toughened Cable & Wireless

YESTERDAY ’S Gleaner reported that
Cable & Wireless Jamaica, trading as LIME
Jamaica, “continued its financial haemor-
rhaging in the December quarter, posting a
$1.3 billion loss for the three-month period,
nearly triple the $351.4 million of a year ear-
lier.”

Despite this its managers continue to look
on the bright side, insisting that they are on
the verge of turning the company around.

According to The Gleaner, Jamaica LIME
has been in “retreat for the past decade since
it lost its monopoly in Jamaica’s telecom-
munications market.”

“That’s what happens to monopolies,”
said a Bahamian who is close to the situation.
LIME Jamaica was doing the same foolish-
ness as BTC because it felt secure in its
monopoly, he said, then Digicel, an Irish
company with dirt cheap rates, came in and
ran it out of business.

It was this lesson from fierce competi-
tion that forced Cable & Wireless into the
efficient company that it is today with Digi-
cel waiting in the background to meet it
head on in the Bahamas when the flood-
gates are open to competition.

One can now understand why the
Bahamas government has offered and C&W
— having learned from its Jamaican experi-
ence — has accepted the three-year pro-
tection cover from monopolies for BTC’s
cellular service.

If it were not for this three-year period to
build BTC up to meet competitors, the
Bahamas’ telecommunications company
would crumble under the strain. C&W, on
the other hand, although stumbling in
Jamaica is prospering in Barbados and
Trinidad.

But there is no room for hubris. There is
much to be done to get BTC in a position to
meet the competition, and for three years the
BIC staff, who are interested in their com-
pany, will have an opportunity to prove that
they are not among those who deserve to be
made redundant.

In an interview with the Jamaican Observ-
er last year, Digicel CEO Colm Delves, said
that Digicel looked at the Bahamas, but was
not interested in just having a stake in BTC,
and so it decided “to pass on that.”

“What was being offered there was a
stake in the existing operator,” said Mr
Delves. “We think that when liberalization
takes place there, then that will be the appro-
priate time to enter that market.”

So in three years time Digicel and others
might be the wolves at the door. Cable &
Wireless will have to have BTC ready to
meet the challenge and regardless of what
Mr Evans,

Mr Carroll and their unionists claim, they
are babes in the woods, ignorant of the hun-
gry sharks waiting in the world of competi-
tion to devour them and BTC.

Judging from the various polls, street talk
and radio talk shows, the majority of
Bahamians approve the sale of BTC to
C&W.

They want better service, more choice,
cheaper cell phone rates, access to mobile
TV and the ability to phone the Family
Islands as a part of the Bahamas, not as for-
eign islands with overseas charges.

Bahamians are weary of the oft-repeated
fiction that they own BTC. Ownership
implies having some stake in the company.
Although as tax payers they underwrite staff
salaries, they cannot even demand good ser-
vice.

With the sale of BTC Bahamians will
eventually be able to buy shares in the com-
pany and have share certificates to prove
that finally they do own a piece of BTC.

Although Bernard Evans, BCPOU pres-
ident, claims that unionists are against the
sale of BTC, there are unions that have
refused to join in his protest.

Many are particularly upset after his reck-
less threats promising unrest similar to the
violence in the past few weeks in Egypt.

Mr Evans has asked Bahamians to have
patience with BTC because the public’s ser-
vices “will be affected somewhat” because of
the union protest.

Mr Evans seems to forget that Bahamians
have exercised years of patience, grudging-
ly tolerating their high prices and indifferent
service.

Now that Bahamians see a way out anda
deliverer on the horizon, they are ready to
jump ship.

Patience is at an end.



be our model and
inspiration for
life and humanity

EDITOR, The Tribune.

For most people St Valen-
tine’s day is a day of affec-
tions and confections, a day
of kisses, chocolate, and flow-
ers. But just as Christmas is
about more than gifts, so too
does Valentine’s Day have a
deeper meaning.

The true romance of the
celebration begins with the
legend of St Valentine in
roughly 270 A.D.

St Valentine was a holy
priest who was arrested and
imprisoned for marrying
Christian couples and for aid-
ing Christians who were being
persecuted during the reign
of Claudius the Goth
(Claudius IT). He was brought
to prison where he was tor-
tured in an attempt to make

BCPOU membership

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him renounce his Christian
faith. When Valentine instead
tried to convert Claudius, he
was executed outside the
Flaminian Gate on February
14, about the year 270.

One legend says, while
awaiting his execution, cou-
ples for whom he had con-
ducted marriages brought him
flowers and gifts to show their
respect and admiration. This
led to today’s traditions of
presenting your Valentine
with gifts. It is also said that,
while imprisoned, he restored
the sight of his jailer’s blind

daughter and that this miracle
led to his eventual canoniza-
tion. In 496 AD Pope Gela-
sius marked February 14th as
a celebration in honour of his
martyrdom.

The legend of St Valentine
is a tale of true love that tran-
scends mere sentiment. Its
noble purpose should inspire
everyone in this new time of
religious persecution to be
equally vigilant and heroic in
upholding and defending the
traditional definition of mar-
riage presently under assault
from secular humanists. Let
St Valentine be our model
and inspiration for life and
humanity.

PAUL KOKOSKI
Canada,
February 8, 2011.

does not

back Bernard Evans any more

EDITOR, The Tribune.

All is not well in the
BCPOU.

Several key members have
expressed their displeasure of
how their union has been
prostituted.

There has been a sense of
disgust when membership
realised that the PLP had
highjacked their plight. But
since then the spilt in the
union became more evident
when the obvious pressure
was being applied heavier.

We are not happy that our
union has allowed itself to be
used by a political entity.
What is missing is that this
union has people from all
political parties, so how could
the executive allow the PLP
to take complete control of
our efforts? It is the weakness
of the leadership that was
exploited. It is the inexperi-
ence of the leadership that
has magnified the problem.

We noticed that the presi-
dent is adamant to continue
on the same course, knowing
that we all do not support this
and has expressed this to him
on several occasions. We are
also privy to information that
one of the top leaders in
unions in the country advised
Mr Evans not to continue

with this exercise. But it
appears that he must com-
plete whatever he probably
promised to do.

We are embarrassed that
Mr Evans did not read the tea
leaves and see that we’re not
in support of this. The gath-
ering on Bay Street the first
time was mostly people sent
there by the PLP; it was not
our members, so the number
was fictitious.

BCPOU members were
embarrassed for the extreme-
ly poor showing on R M Bai-
ley Park and were not sur-
prised that no one showed up
on Bay Street this week,
because we decided that we
are not going to be pawns in a
PLP game. It is so sad that
we are now on a different
course because we thought
that we had a legitimate gripe.

Mr Evans still has time to
redeem himself for making
such an asinine statement, try-
ing to incite the Bahamian
people.

I know he is not expecting
me and my friends who have
mortgages to go downtown to
assist the PLP in destabilising
this country. It is so unfortu-
nate that greed has blinded
the president and caused
some to act crazy.

As a member of the
BCPOU, I expect Bernard
Evans to apologise to all of
the sensible union members

and Bahamians everywhere
about any attempt to desta-
bilise this country. He and his
family live here, how could
he destroy it? If he was wise,
he would try to solidify his
own position as president,
*cause many behind the
scenes are not comfortable
with his style. It resembles
another former leader we
had, not too long ago, who
had no respect for himself or
his membership. His behav-
iour has already exposed him
otherwise.

Mr Evans does not speak
for all of us. Many of us are
happy and in great anticipa-
tion of being in an environ-
ment where politicians would
not have any say in who gets
hired and who gets promot-
ed. We are happy we do not
have to go to the minister’s
office to meet for our jobs to
be secured, like we did in
2003.

We are happy that we
would be given an opportu-
nity to advance in a company
with far reaching influence.
The sky is now the limits. At
least, now we can “share” in
the economic pie. We can’t
wait!

DISGRUNTLE
BCPOU
MEMBER
Nassau,

February 10, 2011.

Government’s support of police crime

fighting campaign must be commended
EDITOR, The Tribune.

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The Bahamas Government’s efforts and its support of
the police crime fighting campaign must be commended. The
anklets for accused persons on bail, the increase in equip-
ment for police patrols, the rapid recruitment and training
of new police officers, the 8M$ made available to the police
budget and the recent announcement of the court to hear
gun cases. The latter is most important and if properly
administrated could be a most important weapon in the war
on crime. The court must give priority to the gun cases,
early trials and appropriate sentences of those convicted. It
is an opportunity to get those potential murderers, heartless
hoodlums and terrorists at least for a short period giving
police troops time to concentrate on new suspects and not
be engaging so many repeat offenders daily.

The success of the Court will depend on the strength of the
prosecutor in his efforts to oppose bail and to ensure speedy
trials, the police department’s effort to have witnesses avail-
able for early trials and the magistrate’s full cooperation in
dealing with the potential killers. The Police Staff Associa-
tion must impress upon its members the need for their full
cooperation in attending the court. It must be made clear to
criminals that moving around with a gun in their possession
will not be tolerated.

It is hoped that the private sector, through the Chamber
of Commerce would support the police crime fighting ini-
tiatives by providing funds to reward persons, who give
information that lead to arrests and recovery of guns.
Rewards could be considered for information in cases of
murder.

As we say in the Caribbean “money talks” let us get
some money out there to loosen some tongues. The police’s
magnificent efforts to eradicate guns from our streets could
be one answer to our crime problem.

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LOCAL NEWS

Shane Gibson hits out





PUSHIN’ DA ENVELOPE

By Jamaal Rolle

at ‘shoddy workmanship’
in GB government homes

OPPOSITION spokesman
on Housing and National
Insurance Shane Gibson
drew attention to shoddy
workmanship on government
homes being built in Grand
Bahama yesterday and the
“sizable” sums of money
being spent by the govern-
ment to repair them.

In astatement, Mr Gibson
said he listened with keen
interest as homeowners in
Grand Bahama described in
detail the “horrific experi-
ence they were made to
endure” as a result of shoddy
workmanship in their homes
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neth Russell and Brensil
Rolle have laid claim to fame
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ister and Parliamentary Sec-
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shameful debacle raising its
ugly head once again, this
time in Grand Bahama, the
so-called FNM country.
Scarce public funds are being
fritted away whilst Russell
and Rolle are asleep at the
wheel,” he said.

Mr Gibson added it was
not enough for Messrs Rus-
sell and Rolle to simply say
that they would repair the
houses as quickly as possible.

“The public will recall that
Russell, Rolle and Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
pounded on their chests and
boastfully proclaimed and
vowed that faulty houses
would never be constructed
under the watch of the FNM.

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attention was brought to the
government’s housing pro-
gramme, the Prime Minister
removed the responsibility
for National Insurance and
Urban Renewal from the
portfolio of Russell and Rolle




so they could concentrate on
Housing, yet the construction
of faulty houses from shoddy
workmanship continues
unabated. I cry shame of
Russell and Rolle who have
brought additional misery to
the lives of struggling
Bahamians. When this hap-
pened under my watch as
Minister, they all blamed me
personally.

“Now that it is happening
under their watch, what do
they do? They blame the
contractors; by the same rule
they applied to me as Minis-
ter they must now with
shame personally accept full
blame.

“This is the type of
hypocrisy this FNM Govern-
ment has become known for,
and I call on the Prime Min-
ister to immediately termi-
nate these two individuals
and appoint a person to over-
see the Housing programme
in the Bahamas.

“Over the ensuing months
I will reveal more evidence
of shoddy work and the con-
struction of faulty housing by
this administration,” Mr Gib-
son vowed.

A Lamentation for Pharaoh and Egypt

Ezekiel 32:1-9

In the twelfth year, in the twelfth month on
the first day, the word of the LORD came to
me: “Son of man, take up a lament concern-
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You are like a lion among the nations:you
are like a monster in the seas thrashing
about in your streams, churning the water
with your feet and muddying the streams.
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Pastor criticises ‘covert participation
Of parents in their children's crimes

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE “covert” participa-
tion of Christian parents in
the criminal activities of
their children is at the

“core of the social malaise”
affecting the Bahamas, said
a senior pastor during a
crime forum.

Bishop Simeon Hall,
senior pastor at New
Covenant Baptist Church,
called on Bahamians, espe-

cially those who populate
churches, “to do what is
right and Christian and not
participate in crime and
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or herself to obey all the
laws in all areas of daily life
and living,” he said.

Minister of National
Security Tommy Turn-
quest, who participated in
the panel discussion, said
“something is wrong” when
parents do nothing, having
observed their children
with a $15,000 annual
salary, a $40,000 car in the
front yard, and thousands
of dollars in their pockets.

In his near four years of
service as minister, he said
he know of only one or two
cases of a mother ever turn-
ing her son into the author-
ities.

Bishop Hall issued a call
to Bahamians in an envi-

ronment of anticipation
over planned protest action
against the government’s
sale of BTC to Cable and
Wireless. Unionists have
warned they may turn the
country into a “small
Egypt”.

“We call on all Bahami-
ans to resist any and all
attempts to achieve their
desired goals, however
noble, through illegal and
destructive means,” said
Bishop Hall.

The men spoke ona
range of security related
topics to an audience of
ministers of religion. Bish-
op Hall commended the
government’s efforts to
streamline the prosecution
of gun related crimes with
the designation of a magis-



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“No guns are made any-
where in the Bahamas and
the number of guns which
proliferate our communi-
ties reflects poorly on those
responsible with guarding
our borders; ports of entry
and pleasure boats,” said
Bishop Hall.

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Commissioner pays tribute to
‘fearless detective’ Basil Dean

POLICE Commissioner
Ellison Greenslade has paid
tribute to retired assistant
commissioner Basil Dean
who died on Friday.

Mr Greenslade described
Mr Dean as a “fearless
detective” who was an inspi-
ration to many young men
and women on the force.

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean leaves a legacy of pro-
ductivity, success, courage,
loyalty, and integrity defined
over many years of commit-
ted and dedicated service to

the people of The
Bahamas,” said Mr
Greenslade.

“He made numerous sac-
rifices in the face of tremen-
dous dangers during a life-
long career in law enforce-
ment in The Bahamas and
he molded the lives of many



Retired police chief who died on
Friday ‘made numerous sacrifices’

young aspiring men and
women in the Force and
provided effective leader-
ship examples for them to
follow.

“Because of his contribu-
tions to succession planning
in the Force, many young
Bahamians have been ele-
vated to lofty heights previ-
ously unknown.

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean was a fearless detec-
tive whose reputation and
tenacity in getting the job
done was well known
throughout The Bahamas.
To his credit is the successful
resolution of many notable
criminal investigations and

the charging and prosecu-
tion of many notorious
felons.

“His stellar leadership
attributes were evidenced
daily and attracted the best
and the brightest young
aspirants who were eager to
prove their worth in the
policing arena.

“In addition to his com-
petence and productivity in
the criminal investigation
arena,

“Assistant Commissioner
Dean spent many years in
the Police Training College
where he molded the char-
acters of numerous serving
officers who are now leaders

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RIGHT: Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Mar-
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trophy to Anthony Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Police Force basketball team. The Bahamas officers won
the event on Saturday night — defeating the Jamaican Defence Force at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

BELOW: The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band perform during the halftime show.



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in The Royal Bahamas
Police Force.

“In retirement Assistant
Commissioner Dean
remained intimately con-
nected with the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and
never hesitated to provide
assistance and to support
Force initiatives by his pres-
ence and his wider commu-
nity influence. He looked
forward to every fellowship
with his law enforcement
alma mater whenever the
opportunity arose and his
contributions were always
positive and meaningful.
“Assistant Commissioner
Dean was dedicated to mak-
ing the Bahamas a safer
place to live, visit, work, and
play and he had no toler-
ance for anyone who would
seek to disrupt the peace

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“All members of the Roy-
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owe a significant debt of
gratitude to Assistant Com-
missioner Dean and will for-
ever cherish his memory and
the positive contributions he
has made to nation building.
We are proud of the life he
lived and we are proud to
remember him as one of our
finest sons.”

Mr Dean, who served as
senior vice president of secu-
rity and surveillance at
Atlantis after his retirement
from the force, died at the
Cleveland Clinic Hospital in
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CARICOM: It’s leadership that’s needed

By SIR RONALD SANDERS

(The writer is a consultant
and former Caribbean diplo-
mat).

THERE should be no
doubt that the people of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) are well aware
that failure of the regional
integration project to con-
tribute to solving the urgent
problems, which now beset
their countries, is really a fail-
ure of leadership.

In a thoughtful — almost
despairing — column last week
entitled “A new commitment
to regionalism”, my friend
and colleague, David Jessop,
recorded his troubling con-
versations with “a wide range
of Caribbean visitors on
where the regional integra-
tion process is going.” He
reported that “to a person, all
were concerned that national
self-interest and the absence
of vision among leaders were
pulling the Caribbean apart
and removing any ambition
for taking the regional pro-
ject forwards.”

As I was about to write this
commentary, I received an e-
mail from a distinguished and
learned Caribbean person
who has held ministerial
office in the region and whose
regional contacts are wide and
diverse.

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one among the reigning polit-
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lect sufficient to provide the
leadership.

There is, too, no technician
of the calibre of (William)
Demas or (Sir Alister) McIn-
tyre. Additionally, the impact
of the recession has left the
politicians with no time for
the integration movement.

They are really pushed onto
a survival path struggling as
they all do with growing
unemployment and serious
financial problems both on
their current and foreign
accounts.

The virtual abandonment
of the integration movement
is unfortunate, for a fully
functioning, expanded and
enriched integration will in
the end be the buffer against
some of the very problems
which we are currently expe-
riencing.”

And, therein lies the rub —
there is a lack of understand-
ing that a fully functioning,
expanded and enriched inte-
gration could help to solve
many of the problems that

now confront CARICOM
countries.

What the region needs
now is more not less integra-
tion, for not one of its mem-
ber countries — not even
Trinidad and Tobago with its
oil and gas resources — can
hope to maintain its autono-
my in a globalized world in
which the rich and powerful
are intent upon a new kind of
dominance; one which mar-
ginalizes small countries
whose concerns become
important only when they
coincide with the interests of
the powerful.

The leaders of CARI-
COM, therefore, should be
strengthening and sharpening
the regional integration
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in improving the conditions
of their countries individually
and collectively.

But, the process has to
start with a willingness by
leaders to talk with each oth-
er frankly, openly and with
empathy, and it has to be
infused with an acknowledg-
ment that they have side
tracked the regional integra-

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back on a main track because
their countries need it.

The conversation has to be
underlined by a desire to
reach collective decisions
which take account of the cir-
cumstances of each in trying
to achieve benefits for all.

The present media squab-
ble over an announcement by
those in Trinidad and Tobago
who own and control
Caribbean Airlines Limited
(CAL) that it will compete
with LIAT in some Eastern
Caribbean destinations, and
the response of the Prime
Minister of St Vincent & the
Grenadines, Ralph Gon-
salves, epitomizes the absence
of dialogue at appropriate lev-
els in the region.

One would hope that if the
region now had a strong Sec-
retary-General as the Chief
Executive Officer of the
regional movement, he or she
would have stepped-in long
ago not only to diffuse this
issue, but to steer the leaders
involved to a path of cooper-
ation that could realize mutu-
ally beneficial objectives.

But the truth is that the
regional movement now
needs more than a strong Sec-
retary-General, it requires a





complete overhaul of the
entire CARICOM machinery,
beginning with a renewed
commitment to regionalism
by leaders.

New priorities have to be
set for CARICOM and many
of its dead-weight issues
dropped; both sufficient finan-
cial resources and appropri-
ate skills have to be employed
to accomplish the priorities
which must include strategic
partnerships with the private
sector and with international
partners including China,
India and Brazil to help
crank-up economic growth
through investment and
employment.

All is not well in CARI-
COM. Indeed, much of it is
ailing, and while the regional
project weakens, all of its
member countries are being
left behind in the global race
for betterment.

There are also some stark
realities that should be con-
fronted, not to jab accusatory
fingers but to see how best
these realities can be used to
improve national economies
and the region as a whole.

Here are some of the real-
ities. Trinidad and Tobago
has consistently maintained
the smallest percentage of
intra-regional imports, as a
percentage of total imports,
averaging less than 2 per cent
each year between 2004 and
2009 and valued at its high-
est point in 2008 at US$121
million. On the flip side,
Trinidad and Tobago has
enjoyed the largest increase
in intra-regional exports from
US$859 million in 2004 to
US$3.2 billion in 2008
(source: Caricom Secretariat
Trade and Investment report
2010).

That surplus alone — which
many regional producers
ascribe to “unfair advantage”
due to cheaper sources of
energy — should encourage
Trinidad and Tobago to work
with its CARICOM partners
to invest some of that trade
surplus not in “give-aways”

but in bankable projects that
would bring mutual benefits
to all.

A further reality is that
Jamaica is the largest intra-
regional importer, due in part
to its larger population size.
Jamaican manufacturers cry
out about the unfair advan-
tage of Trinidad manufactur-
ers, but the CARICOM
treaty allows Jamaican man-
ufacturers to establish a man-
ufacturing presence in
Trinidad and to also take
advantage of cheaper energy.

There are myriad ways in
which CARICOM can bene-
fit all its members, if there is a
resolve to approach the
regional project with a “can
do” and not “will not do” atti-
tude. And, there is much that
CARICOM should be doing
collectively.

Tourism — the engine of
economic growth for the
majority of countries — is
struggling and desperately
needs combined regional
action that it is not getting.

Here again are some facts:
Between 1998 and 2008,
tourist arrivals in CARICOM
grew at an average rate of 2
per cent per year while the
world average was 6.5 per
cent per year.

Arrivals in CARICOM fell
to 5.96 million in 2008 from
all time high of 6.16 million
in 2007.

The years 2009 and 2010
showed no improvement and
introduced many new chal-
lenges. To revitalize the
industry and to make it glob-
ally competitive requires
regional creativity and region-
al action.

CARICOM needs strong
leadership, a new vision and
new and relevant priorities in
a more dynamic structure.
Only the leaders can begin
the process of overhauling it
for the benefit of the region’s
people.

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REAL ESTATE:
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By MIKE
LIGHTBOURN

ATTRACTING
purchasers has
turned into quite the
competitive sport.
Once you catch a
potential purchaser’s
attention with a
favourable asking
price, how do you
encourage them to
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fresh coat of paint and new hardware. On
the inside, paint the walls with neutral
colours. Designers recommend golden
beiges and sandy tans.

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around the home, taking in shiny new
faucets, bright light fixtures, and attractive
doorknobs and cabinet pulls. Like jewellery
that accessorises your home, these details
can make quite a statement about your
pride of ownership.

Another way to show off is to reduce your
furnishings by at least 25 per cent through-
out the house, even if you have to pay for
storage.

This will convey a sense of open space to
potential purchasers as they size up the inte-
rior for their own belongings. No old or out-
dated furnishings should be visible!

Finally, when your home is being shown,
you can subconsciously influence buyers
through their noses.

It may sound silly, but it’s proven that a
home smelling of freshly made bread or
cookies has a chance of generating more
offers. Of course, a spotless kitchen helps to
increase that impact. Remember to conve-
niently stay out of the way of your BREA
agent and his/her clients when they are
viewing your home.

Conveying cleanliness and comfort
throughout your home will make a lasting
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the senses!

Tip of the week: Remember- Price it right
and have your home in Al condition if you
want the quick sale.

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_ technology centre for Bahamians

By GLADSTONE THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services

THE Indian government wants
to construct an information tech-
nology centre for Bahamians.

This was confirmed by India’s
High Commissioner to the
Bahamas and Jamaica, Mohinder
S. Grover.

He was in Nassau last weekend
for the signing of a Tax Informa-
tion Exchange Agreement
(TIEA) between The Bahamas
and India.

Mr. Grover was accompanied
by State Bank of India officials
Vikas Chandra, chief executive
officer, and Vijay Panda, manager.

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istry of Finance Zhivargo Laing
who signed on behalf of the
Bahamas, lauded India’s contri-
bution to the Bahamian society.

Mr. Grover said the project will
begin when a formal agreement
is in place. A memorandum of
understanding is being worked on.

The centre will utilise Indian
hardware and software, “to train
hundreds of Bahamian students
so that they can get skills in infor-
mation technology and contribute
to the development of their coun-
try,” Mr. Grover said.

Given the Bahamas’ push
toward e-government and using
technology to drive economic
growth and development, said
Minister Laing, “an IT centre
would be a marvelous develop-
ment.

“India is very well accomplished
in information technology and
having the benefit of their exper-
tise to help drive training and
development for people in that
area would be an immeasurable
contribution. I absolutely look for-
ward to the evolution of that.”

A similar information technol-
ogy centre was established in
Jamaica. The Minister of Educa-
tion has been invited to tour it to
determine whether it can be
adapted or modified to suit the
objectives of the Bahamas.

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ABOVE: Minister of State in the Min-
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INSIGHT

RARE-EARTH
SHORTAGE?
AFGHANS THINK
THEY CAN HELP

KABUL, Afghanistan
Associated Press

AMID surging demand
for rare-earth minerals used
in everything from cell
phones to gas-saving cars,
Afghans are dreaming of
cashing in on vast deposits
they believe lie beneath
their feet.

The problem is that they
are in one of the country’s
most dangerous spots, on
the south bank of the Hel-
mand River in southern
Afghanistan, where fight-
ing rages in a traditional
Taliban stronghold.

That Afghanistan sits on
vast mineral wealth has
been detailed in several sur-
veys, the most extensive of
which were conducted by
the Soviets in the 1970s.
Mining companies, both
Afghan and _ foreign,
already have shown inter-
est, notably in its copper,
iron and oil.

Last month, Afghan offi-
cials proudly presented
what they say is $3 trillion
worth of deposits scattered
throughout the country,
more than triple the initial
dollar amount estimated by
the U.S. Defense Depart-
ment last June.

But with poor infrastruc-
ture and security that
ranges from precarious to
downright prohibitive,
there is a limit to how much
the country can hope for,
at least in the medium term.

Among the most exciting
right now are the rare
earths, with a spat between
China and Japan last fall
highlighting China's near-
monopoly on the minerals.

In 2007 the U.S. Geolog-
ical Survey estimated 1.4
million metric tons of rare-
earth elements lie in south-
west Helmand. The Afghan
Ministry of Mines says
there is more elsewhere in
the country, “huge
deposits” overall, accord-
ing to Jalil Jumriani, who
deals with policy and pro-
motion at the ministry in
Kabul.

The U.S. Defense
Department's Task Force
for Business and Stability
Operations estimates the
Khanneshin area in Hel-
mand holds some $89 bil-
lion in rare earths and nio-
bium, minerals strategic for
high tech and industrial
industries.

"This deposit could rep-
resent a long-term devel-
opment opportunity for
Helmand province that
would create jobs across the
spectrum from low-skilled
laborers to chemists, physi-
cists and engineers," the
task force said in a state-
ment last month.

USGS scientists are ana-
lyzing samples taken over
the past 18 months from
Helmand to determine
what exactly is there in the
way of the 17 rare-earth
minerals.

Jack Medlin, a USGS
specialist, said it was too
soon to call it "a world-class
rare-earths deposit. We're
not there yet. We will be
there probably by midsum-
mer."

Jumriani said officials
were treading cautiously.
Once the picture clears and
the mining law is over-
hauled to define investors’
rights, Afghanistan will
hold a road show to present
its rare-earth deposits, pos-
sibly this summer in Hong
Kong or Singapore.

"We want to take these
steps slowly, and we want
to make sure that the peo-
ple in Afghanistan can get
the real benefits of this,"
Jumriani said.

Rare-earth minerals are
used in areas as diverse as
cell phones, hybrid car bat-
teries, defense industries
and wind turbines, and Chi-
na accounts for 97 percent
of production.

China has 30 percent of
the world's rare-earth
deposits, but the United
States, Australia and oth-
ers stopped mining their
own a decade ago because
it was cheaper to buy Chi-
nese ores. Several compa-
nies now plan to resume
production in North Amer-
ica and Australia.



A PRO-GOVERNMENT Iranian demonstrator holds an anti-Mubarak placard as another one holds a poster of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a gather-
ing in support of Egyptians protests, after their Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. (AP)

Iranian opposition defies
warning, calls for rally

TEHRAN, Iran
Associated Press

IRAN'S opposition on Sunday
renewed its call for a rally in sup-
port of protesters in Tunisia and
Egypt despite a government warn-
ing of repercussions if demonstra-
tions take place, a reformist website
reported.

In a statement published on
Kaleme.com, the opposition urged
its supporters to rally on Monday in
central Tehran and accused the gov-
ernment of hypocrisy by voicing sup-
port for the Egyptian and Tunisian
uprisings while refusing to allow
Iranian political activists to stage a
peaceful demonstration.

Wary of a reinvigorated opposi-

have detained several activists and
journalists in recent weeks and oppo-
sition leader Mahdi Karroubi was
put under house arrest, apparently
in connection with the request to
stage the rally.

The statement said further restric-
tions on Karroubi and fellow oppo-
sition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi
were a sign of the "increasing weak-
ness and fear of the government
about the most peaceful civil and
political rights" of Iranians.

In another report, Kaleme said
many university students as well as a
reformist cleric group have promised
to attend the rally. But it was not
clear whether the rally would actually
take place. Many opposition calls for
demonstrations in the past months

Still, the opposition's persistence
has placed the government in a bind.
Iran's hard-line rulers — who have
also tried to capitalize on the uprising
against their regional rivals in Egyp-
t's U.S.-allied regime — are seeking
to deprive their own opponents at
home of any chance to reinvigorate a
movement swept from the streets in
a heavy military crackdown.

Both Mousavi and Karroubi have
compared the unrest in Egypt and
Tunisia with their own postelection
protest movement in 2009, which the
Iranian government eventually man-
aged to quash. Mousavi said Iran's
demonstrations were the starting
point for the recent revolts in Cairo
and Tunis, and that all the uprisings
aimed at ending the "oppression of

The protests that swept Iran in the
months after the 2009 vote grew into
a larger movement opposed to Iran's
ruling system. It was the biggest chal-
lenge faced by Iran's clerical leader-
ship since it came to power in the
1979 revolution that toppled the
U.S.-backed shah.

Hundreds of thousands peacefully
took to the streets in support of
Mousavi, and some powerful clerics
sided with the opposition.

However a heavy military crack-
down suppressed the protests, and
many in the opposition — from
midlevel political figures to street
activists, journalists and human rights
workers — were arrested.

The opposition has not been able
to hold a major protest since Decem-

tion at home, Iranian authorities

have gone unheeded.

the rulers."

ber 2009.

Palestinians to hold elections by September

RAMALLAH, West Bank
Associated Press

THE PALESTINIAN lead-
ership in the West Bank
promised to hold long-over-
due general elections by Sep-
tember, a surprise move
spurred by political unrest
rocking the Arab world and
embarrassing TV leaks about
peace talks with Israel.

In principle, elections could
help end the deep political
split between West Bank-
based President Mahmoud
Abbas and the Islamic mili-
tant Hamas, which rules the
Gaza Strip, the other territo-
ry the Palestinians want for
their state.

Hamas immediately ruled
out participation, saying the
vote was meant to divert
attention from the scandal
caused by the secret docu-
ments uncovered by the AI-
Jazeera satellite channel last
month.

Still, it could become diffi-
cult for Hamas to reject elec-
tions at a time of growing
calls for democracy through-
out the Middle East. Hamas
itself has praised the down-
fall of Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak as a victory
for the Egyptian people.

In a sign of the political
damage caused by the leaks,
chief Palestinian peace nego-
tiator Saeb Erekat announced
his resignation Saturday.
Erekat has been widely vili-
fied since Al-Jazeera, citing
hundreds of internal docu-
ments, alleged last month that
Palestinian negotiators secret-
ly offered far-reaching con-
cessions to Israel.

The call for elections came
a day after Mubarak stepped
down, forced out by mass
protests against his ironfisted
30-year rule. The Egyptian
uprising and another success-
ful revolt in Tunisia a month
earlier have inspired calls for
democratic reform through-
out the region.

Abbas aide Yasser Abed
Rabbo said Saturday that
preparations were under way

for legislative and presiden-
tial elections later this year.
"We call on parties to put
aside all of their differences
and to focus on conducting
the elections by September at
the latest," he told a news
conference. He did not give
a firm date for the vote.

The announcement
appeared to be an act of des-
peration by an embattled gov-
ernment that has been weak-
ened by the standstill in peace
efforts with Israel, its rivalry
with Hamas and the loss of
its key Arab ally in Egypt.
Mubarak had served as an
important mediator between
Israel and the Palestinians,
and rallied Arab support for
Abbas when needed.

Abbas is still feeling the
aftershocks from Al-Jazeer-
a's reports on "The Palestine
Papers."

The documents showed
that in 2008 Abbas agreed to

pS oe

PALESTINIAN holds up an Egyptian flag during a demonstration in support of the Egyptian people, outsid

major concessions toward
Israel by dropping claims to
parts of east Jerusalem, the
hoped-for Palestinian capital,
and acknowledging that most
Palestinian refugees would
never return to the lost prop-
erties in what is now Israel.

Erekat, known for his fre-
quent appearances in both the
English and Arabic media,
said he resigned as chief nego-
tiator because the documents
were leaked by someone from
his office.

With the call for elections,
Abbas is trying to signal that
he is attentive to his people's
demands. By putting his job
on the line, he can portray
himself as a leader commit-
ted to democracy. It was not
clear whether Abbas, who has
said he would step down after
his current term, would seek
re-election.

But the move is a gamble.

With peace talks on hold,



Abbas and his Fatah party
will have no major accom-
plishment to present to vot-
ers.

And Hamas, which seized
Gaza from Abbas’ forces in
2007, said it would not par-
ticipate in the elections. Fawzi
Barhoum, a Hamas
spokesman in Gaza, called the
election "illegitimate."

"Hamas will not participate
or recognize or give any cov-
er for this election and we
consider this announcement
as a conspiracy against the
Palestinian people,” he said.
Hamas, an Iranian-backed
militant group, rejects peace
with Israel.

The elections appeared to
be part of a broader strategic
shift by Abbas in recent
months. Abbas has largely
given up on a peace deal and
as an alternative plans to seek
international recognition of
Palestinian independence.



the Church of Nativity, tradition-
ally believed by many Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, yesterday. (AP)

September is shaping up to
be an important month for
the Palestinians.

At that time, Prime Minis-
ter Salam Fayyad expects to
complete a two-year process
of building the state from the
ground up. The Palestinians
have also signaled they will
ask the U.N. Security Council,
whose decisions are legally
binding, to formally recognize
an independent Palestine at
that time.

Israeli officials have dis-
missed the Palestinian tactics,
saying unilateral recognitions
will not change the situation
on the ground and that there
is no replacement for direct
negotiations.

However, Netanyahu's
hardline government, already
reluctant to making deep con-
cessions to the Palestinians,
appears unlikely to make any
bold offers while the Egyptian
situation remains fluid.

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INSIGHT



Protesters press

FROM page 12B

front of a row of Egyptian mili-
tary and national flags and read
the council statement, proclaim-
ing that the military is “looking
forward to a peaceful transition
... to permit an elected civil
authority to be in charge of the
country to build a democratic
free nation."

The military statement also
said Egypt will "abide by all
regional and international
treaties and agreements, and
commitments" — reassurance to
its top ally the United States that
Egypt's 1979 peace accord with
Israel is not in danger.

Israeli Prime Minister Ben-
jamin Netanyahu welcomed the
statement, saying the treaty “has
greatly contributed to both coun-
tries and is the cornerstone for
peace and stability in the entire
Middle East."

Turmoil

Israel has been deeply con-
cerned that Egypt's turmoil
could threaten the peace accord,
the first between an Arab nation
and Israel. But Egypt's military
strongly supports the peace deal,
not in small part because it guar-
antees U.S. aid for the armed
forces, currently running at $1.3
billion a year. While anti-Israeli
feeling is strong in Egypt, few so
far seriously call for the treaty's
abrogation.

Also, the Supreme Council
asked the current government,
installed by Mubarak after
protests broke out Jan. 25, and
provincial governors to “contin-
ue their activities until a new
government is formed."

It did not say when that would
happen, but it seemed to imply
the army would draw one up to
replace the current one.

The move to keep the govern-
ment of Prime Minister Ahmed
Shafiq in place appeared to be a
stopgap measure to keep the
state and economy functioning
at a time when the country is try-
ing to recover from the econom-
ic fallout of the upheaval.

For days, many businesses and
shops were closed, much of
Cairo's population of 18 million
stayed home under heavy cur-
few, and foreign tourists — one
of the top sources of revenues
— fled the country. Earlier this
week, even as businesses began

for voice in an

to reopen on a wide scale, labor
strikes erupted around the coun-
try, many at state industries or
branches of the bureaucracy.

The Supreme Council state-
ment asked the public, particu-
larly the millions in the govern-
ment sector, to "work to push
the economy forward,” an appar-
ent call for everyone to return
to work.

The military relaxed the cur-
few — now to run from midnight
to 6 a.m. instead of 8 p.m. to 6
a.m. — and the stock market
announced plans to reopen on
Wednesday after a closure of
nearly three weeks.

The other force that has hard-
ly been heard from yet is the
remainder of Mubarak's regime,
which was accused of widespread
corruption and authoritarianism
but also has the experience in
the nitty gritty of running the
country, unlike the military.

Members of Mubarak's
National Democratic Party still
dominate ministries, parliament,
state industries and other bod-
ies. The powerful security forces,
accused of widespread use of tor-
ture and involvement in past
vote rigging, remain empowered
by the emergency law that gives
them wide authorities of arrest.

The regime remainders are
battered. Some of its top per-
sonalities were purged in
Mubarak's last days. Seeking to
placate protester demands, the
public prosecutor has launched a
corruption investigation into four
of the millionaire businessman
politicians who came to domi-
nate the NDP under the leader-
ship of Mubarak's son, Gamal
— former ministers Ahmed
Maghrabi, Rashid Mohammed
Rashid and Zuheir Garana as
well as ex-ruling party figure
Ahmed Ezz.

On Saturday, the prosecutor
general asked European coun-
tries to freeze the assets of the
four. He also announced a travel
ban on former prime minister
Ahmed Nazif, former interior
minister Habib el-Adly and
information minister Anas el-
Fiqqi, who told state TV on Sat-
urday that he has now resigned
his post.

But much of the regime is in
place — too entrenched to call
"former" — and parts of it may
resist changes that threaten their
position. The security forces, in
particular, have hardly been
heard from since they were

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stepped down on Friday. (AP)

pulled off the streets during the
crisis following clashes with pro-
testers and replaced by the army.

Regime figures are certain to
play a role in the transition. The
question is how much of a role
the military will give them and to
what degree it will let in other
voices.

The protest organizers say they
so far have had no direct talks
with the military. "There are no
channels of communications
between us and the army but
some public figures can help us,"
said Harb. He said "prominent
figures” may play a mediating
role.

Rallies

The coalition that called for
the Tahrir protest camp to be
lifted and replaced by weekly ral-
les is highly influential in the
square. But they do not claim to
be its leaders and often say they
can't defy the will of the "revo-
lution.” It is made up of several
youth activist groups, including
supporters of reform advocate
and Nobel Peace laureate
Mohamed ElBaradei and youth
from the fundamentalist Muslim
Brotherhood.

On Saturday, there was no sign
that protesters were heading




AN EGYPTIAN GIRL waves a national flag as she celebrates near Tahrir Square in
Cairo street, Egypt, Saturday. (AP)

home from Tahrir, and the tent
city set up to accommodate them
remained largely in place. If any
did leave, they were replaced by
crowds streaming in to celebrate.
Families with children and rev-
elers filled the square, dancing,
singing and chanting, their faces
painted in the black-red-and-
white colors of the national flag.
A rock band with an electric gui-
tar played on a stage, vendors
sold popcorn.

One man on the sidewalk had
a stand with dozens of wallets
that had been taken from pick-
pockets caught in the square, and
people came by to try find their
lost property.

At one corner of the square, a
memorial to the around 300 peo-
ple killed in the turmoil was
erected, with pictures of some of
them on the sidewalk surround-
ed by velvet ropes. Elsewhere a
group of artists lowered a four-
meter-tall (13 foot) stab of gran-
ite to the ground with a crane,
planning to engrave it with the
names of the dead as a memori-
al.

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"The day of beautifying Tahrir
Square," a giant banner read.

Piles of trash were packed into
bags. Young men repainted
curbs in the black-and-white pat-
tern used in Cairo, then stood in
lines to prevent crowds from
marring the wet paint. Burnt-out
vehicles used as barricades dur-
ing the fighting were towed
away.

Among many was a powerful
optimism that in the days ahead
the military, which allowed
protests to grow without inter-
fering over the course of the cri-
sis, Was NOw sincere in ensuring
democratic change.

"T have full confidence in the
army, they are the cleanest insti-
tution in the whole country and I
know they'll do the right thing,”
said Mustafa al-Husseini, a 25-
year-old electrical engineer who
left his work 10 days ago to
protest in the square. "The
Egyptian army is made up of
people like us and it's not their
job to get into politics. They'll
guide us through a peaceful tran-
sition."




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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011, PAGE 11



LOCAL NEWS



BEC strike vote looms

FROM page one

The managers IA
expired on October 1,
2007. Provisions in the old
agreement allow it to roll
over until a new agreement
is negotiated. Managers
claim the old agreement
rolled over with the exclu-
sion of salary related claus-
es. As a result, manager
salaries have been frozen
from about 2006.

At the same time, a new
IA was put in place at least
two years ago for line staff.
This has resulted in some
line salaries eclipsing those
of management, said Mr
Dean.

Since the worker’s union
has about 1,000 members
and the management union
only has about 100, Mr
Dean said the psychology
of the executive manage-
ment is that “they don't
have the same fear for us.”

Since managers are
assumed to be highly edu-
cated professionals, the
executive management is
“more afraid of the work-
ers resorting to industrial
action and cutting out the
lights.”

In a statement last week,
BEC's executive manage-
ment said they were
unaware of the union’s
concerns. The body con-
sists of Kevin Basden, gen-
eral manager, Michael
Moss, executive chairman,
and Antoinette Turnquest,
assistant GM for industrial
relations matters and
human resources.

The statement encour-
aged union leaders to meet
with the executive man-
agement. It “reassured the
public of the corporation’s
commitment to working








closely with the BEUMU
in the best interest of
employees and customers.”

Union leaders are accus-
ing the executive manage-
ment of “manipulation.”
On February 3, the union
wrote to the general man-
ager to express its frustra-
tion.

The last sentence of the
letter, signed by the presi-
dent, stated: “As a result
of all the (outstanding
issues and broken promis-
es) you are advised that
you have succeeded in
aggravating the members
of this union. We are satis-
fied that we have done
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attempts to have our con-
cerns resolved amicably
and peacefully but to no
avail. Effectively you have
disappointed and made all
of our members sick.”

Mr Dean said the union
met with the executive
management on December
2, 2010. In that meeting a
counter proposal to the IA
submitted by the union in
2007 was promised in “five
business days.”

Now, two months later,
union leaders say “no more
negotiations.” They are
“sick and tired,” literally
and figuratively.

Mr Dean said they want
the former IA to be rolled

forward in its entirety. The
annual salary increases the
union wants paid retroac-
tively from 2007 will prob-
ably amount to millions,
said Mr Dean. But had
“they paid it way back
then, they would have nev-
er felt it,” he said.

Union members are con-
fident BEC will do “what is
in the best interest of the
workers and the country.”
But if they don’t, Mr Dean
said he is confident the
strike vote will pass and
then “no one knows what
course of action will be tak-
en.” All options will be on
the table in keeping with
labour laws.

Mr Dean said former
attempts to be conciliatory
were rejected, and now
“there is no way out” for
the executive management
“except paying the peo-
ple.”

“Because we were sensi-
tive to the economic situa-
tion we were willing to
concede some things. We
said give each manager a
lump some payout and we
would not worry about
salary scale increases,
which meant no pension
fund contribution increases
as well. They rejected that
offer. Now we want to
invoke Article 47. We want
the entire industrial agree-

ment as is to roll forward,”
he said.

As for claims by BEC
that managerial staff
“orchestrated and are
engaged in an apparent
sick-out,” Mr Dean said
“that was not orchestrated.
They were sick: sick and
tired of what management
is doing.”

He noted that the IA
allows workers to be sick
for two days without pro-
viding a medical certificate.
It is only with more than
five sick days without a
medical certificate that
workers are subject to dis-
ciplinary action, said Mr
Dean.

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the land. A prominent Bahamian
church has been facilitating the lease
arrangement.

“Everybody thinks Haitians steal
the land. That is not how it goes.
They have to pay lease to someone,
and it is usually a Bahamian person
living in a high place. They are not
telling the truth and you would be
surprised to know the names,” said
Jetta Baptiste, Bahamian attorney
and president of the Haitian Bahami-
an Society of the Bahamas.

“Tt is so sad because the govern-
ment knows. All of these people say
they pay and they have been paying
for years,” said Mrs Baptiste.

Residents of Mackey Yard, the
Haitian village that recently burned
down, said they lived free of charge,
but many are under the impression
the land is owned by the Mackey
family, and administered by Kenny
Mackey.

Mr Mackey denies being “respon-
sible” for the land, although he
admits his family once was involved

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and authorised some people to live
there.

“The only one who had permission
are those my parents left there and
one or two offspring who are no
longer even there. Those people
came there, they were told not to
build,” said Mr Mackey, speaking of
newer residents.

Mr Rolle said the government has
now determined the land is Crown
land.

While Haitian residents in all of
the villages do not pay rent to
Bahamians, most of the residents are
“made to believe that someone owns
the land and has given permission for
its use,” said a Bahamian, who rep-
resents Haitian immigrants.

Another Bahamian said Haitian
residents have been “manipulated
and victimised” from a number of
fronts.

While the large majority of resi-
dents in Haitian villages are undocu-
mented immigrants, some estimates
put the number of Haitian immi-
grants with valid work permits at 30
to 40 per cent. There is also a small
percentage of Bahamian citizens liv-



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“Where many of the villages are
located, no one used to live around
there. These lands were in the bush.
As time went along the land around
was developed, but these places were
already there. What you see now,
these villages are not new. They are
expanding, but they are established.
When they built in the bush nobody
knew and nobody cared,” said a land
developer.

Mr Rolle said many of the villages
sprung up “because people on these
properties either worked for some-
one or paid someone who was a
Bahamian national.” He said the gen-
esis of some villages is a Bahamian
who may have farmed the land and
hired one or two Haitian workers.

“T find it difficult to believe that in
a community surrounded by Bahami-
ans that immigrants just go and cap-
ture that piece of land. I suspect they
would have come to that property by
the initiative of someone who owned
or leased the land, or were seeking to
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Is the West Indies ‘West Indian’?

(This is the first of a three-
part series delivered by Sir
Shridath Ramphal at the
Eleventh Sir Archibald
Nedd Memorial Lecture in
Grenada on January 28.

(Sir Shridath, better known
as “Sonny” Ramphal,
served as the second Com-
monwealth Secretary-Gen-
eral (1975-1990), having
previously served as the
Foreign Minister of
Guyana from 1972 to 1975.
Sir Shridath was the Chan-
cellor of the University of
Warwick, then the Universi-
ty of the West Indies. He
also served as Chancellor
of the University of
Guyana. He was made an
Honorary Fellow of the
Royal Society of Arts and is
vice-president of the Royal
Commonwealth Society.

Fe is the father-in-law of
Sir Ronald Sanders, a
weekly columnist in The
Tribune).

By SIR SHRIDATH
RAMPHAL

IT was here in St Georges
95 years ago that T.A. Mar-
ryshow flew from the mast-
head of his pioneering news-
paper The West Indian the
banner: The West Indies
Must Be Westindian. And
on that banner Westindian
was symbolically one joined-
up word — from the very first
issue on 1 January 1915. In
the slogan was a double
entendre. To be West Indian
was both the goal of self-
determination attained and
the strategy of unity for
reaching and sustaining it.

Of course the goal of free-
dom kept changing its form
as the world changed: inter-
nal self-government in the
pre-war years; formal inde-
pendence in the post-war
years; the reality of freedom









in the era of globalization;
overcoming smallness in a
world of giants. But the
strategy of regional unity,
the strategy of oneness,
would not change, at least
not nominally: we called it
by different names and pur-
sued it by different forms
— always with variable suc-
cess: federation; integration,
the OECS, CARIFTA,
CARICOM, the CSME, the
CCI. It is that “variable suc-
cess” that today begs the
question: Is the West Indies
West Indian? Nearly 100
years after Marryshow
asserted that we must be,
are we yet? Worse still, are
we less so than we once
were?

Demographic

Times changed in the
nineteen twenties and thir-
ties — between the “world
wars.” The external eco-
nomic and political environ-
ments changed; and the
internal environments
changed — social, political
and most of all demograph-
ic. Local control began to
pass to the hands of local
creoles, mainly profession-
als, later trade unionists, and
for a while the new political
class saw value in a strategy
of regional unity.
Maryshow’s slogan “the
West Indies must be West
Indian” was evocative of it;
and for two generations,
West Indian “unity” was a
progressive political credo.

It was a strategy that was
to reach its apogee in the
Federation of The West
Indies: due to become inde-
pendent in mid-1962. It is
often forgotten that the

“the” in the name of the
new nation was consciously
spelt with a capital “T” —
The West Indies — an insis-
tence on the oneness of the
federated region. But, by
then, that was verbal insis-
tence against a contrary real-
ity, already re-emerging.
The new political elites for
whom “unity” offered a
pathway to political power
through “independence”
had found by the 1960s that
that pathway was opening
up regardless.

In the event, regional uni-
ty was no longer a pre-con-
dition to “local control.”
Hence, Norman Manley’s
deal with McLeod and the
referendum in Jamaica; and
Eric Williams’ self-indul-
gent arithmetic that “1”
from “10” left “0”; even “the
agony of the eight” that end-
ed the dream. Despite the
rhetorical passion that had
characterized the latter years
of the “federal movement”
the imperishable impulse for
“local control” had revived,
and the separatist instincts
of a controlling social and
political elite had prevailed.
Within four months of the
dispersion of the Federation
(on the same day in May
1962 that it was to become a
single independent member
state of the Commonwealth)
Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago became so sepa-
rately. We can act with
speed when we really want
to!

But objective realities are
not blown away by winds of
narrow ambition, Indepen-
dence on a separate basis
had secured “local control”;
but the old nemesis of colo-
nialism was replaced by the
new suzerainty of globaliza-
tion. Independence, par-
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to deliver elysium. “Uni-
ty” no sooner discarded was
back in vogue; but less a
matter of the heart than of
the head.

In an interdependent
world, which in the name of
liberalization made no dis-
tinctions between rich and
poor, big and small, region-
al unity was compulsive.
West Indian states — for all
their new flags and anthems
— needed each other for sur-
vival; “unity” was the only
protective kit they could
afford. Only three years
after the rending “referen-
dum” came the first tenta-
tive steps to “unity” in 1965
with CARIFTA; “tenta-
tive,” because the old obses-
sion with “local control”
continued to trump oneness
— certainly in Cabinet
Rooms; but in some privi-
leged drawing rooms too;
though less so in village mar-
kets and urban street cor-
ners.

Promises

Despite the new external
compulsions, therefore, the
pursuit of even economic
unity, which publics largely
accepted, has been a passage
of attrition. It has taken us
from 1965 to 2010 - 45 years
— to crawl through CARIF-
TA and CARICOM,
through the fractured
promises of Chaguaramas
and Grand Anse, and
through innumerable pious
Declarations and Affirma-
tions and Commitments.
The roll call of unfulfilled
pledges and promises and
unimplemented decisions is
so staggering that in 2011 a
cul de sac looms.

At Grand Anse in 1989
West Indian political lead-
ers declared that “inspired
by the spirit of co-operation
and solidarity among us
(we) are moved by the need
to work expeditiously
together to deepen the inte-
gration process and
strengthen the Caribbean
Community in all of its
dimensions.” They agreed a
specific work programme
“to be implemented over
the next four years” with
primacy given “towards the
establishment, in the short-
est possible time of a single
market and economy.” That
was 22 years ago. The West
Indian Commission (also
established at Grand Anse)
confidently charted the way,



AS CURRENT Chairman of
CARICOM Prime Minister Till-
man Thomas has rightly called
for the West Indian people to
be better informed and more
intimately engaged in the
regional project.

declaring it a “Time for
Action.” West Indian tech-
nicians took their leaders to
the brink with the Revised
Treaty of Chaguaramas. But
there was no action — no
political action, no political
will to act. In twenty-two
years, nothing decisive has
happened to fulfil the dream
of Grand Anse. Over those
two decades the West Indies
has drawn steadily away
from being West Indian.

Not surprisingly, when
Heads of Government meet
in Grenada later this month
it will be at a moment of
widespread public disbelief
that the professed goal of a
“Single Market and Econo-
my” will ever be attained,
or even that their political
leaders are any longer
“inspired by the spirit of co-
coperation and solidarity”
or “moved by the need to
work expeditiously togeth-
er to deepen the integration
process and strengthen the
Caribbean Community in all
its dimensions” — as they
proclaimed at Grand Anse
in 1989.

Words alone are never
enough, except to deceive.
As Paul Southwell used to
remind us in Shakespearian
allusion: “Words, words,
words; promises, promises,
promises; tomorrow and
tomorrow and tomorrow.”
Nothing’s changed. In the
acknowledged quest for sur-
vival (including political sur-
vival) the old urge for “local
control” by those in control
has not matured to provide
real space for the “unity” we
say we need. Like 19th cen-
tury colonists we strive to
Keep our rocks in our pock-
ets — despite the enhanced

logic of pooling our
resources, and the enlarged
danger of “state capture” by
unelected groups and exter-
nal forces while we dally.

The West Indies cannot
be West Indian if West Indi-
an affairs, regional matters,
are not the unwritten
premise of every Govern-
ment’s agenda; not occa-
sionally, but always; not as
ad hoc problems, but as the
basic environment of poli-
cy. It is not so now. How
many Caribbean leaders
have mentioned CARI-
COM in their New Year
messages this year?. Only
the Prime Minister of
Grenada in his capacity as
the new Chairman of
CARICOM. For most West
Indian Governments
Caribbean integration is a
thing apart, not a vital organ
of national life.

Damaged

It seems that only when it
is fatally damaged or withers
away will Cabinet agendas
change.

But let us remember, a
civilization cannot survive
save on a curve that goes
upward, whatever the blips
in between; to go downward,
whatever the occasional
glimpses of glory, is to end
ingloriously.

Caribbean civilization is
not an exception. It is now
as it was ninety-five years
ago with Marryshow: The
West Indies must be West
Indian.

As current Chairman of
CARICOM Prime Minister
Tillman Thomas has rightly
called for the West Indian
people to be better informed
and more intimately
engaged in the regional pro-
ject... CARICOM is essen-
tially about people; about
West Indian people; but, in
truth, they have been too
remote from its being... They
are its heartbeat; but in the
small states that we all are
Governments tend to occu-
py the entire space of gov-
ernance.

They control the blood-
stream of the integration
process and when anemia
threatens, as it does now, it
is an infusion of people pow-
er that is needed to resusci-
tate CARICOM.

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