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Union calls for march
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By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

PROTESTERS against the
sale of BTC to Cable & Wire-
less Communications plan to
march on Parliament 10,000
strong when the House of
Assembly reconvenes to
debate the controversial deal.

Despite the approval from
industry regulator the Utili-
ties Regulation & Competi-
tion Authority's (URCA)
over the sale, union leaders
and other privatisation detrac-
tors say they will not give up
their cause until the deal is
done.

The final step in the acqui-
sition process is a debate and
vote in Parliament scheduled
for March 21.

"We will continue to fight
and protest on all fronts until
a receipt is generated by the
Treasury to say they have
received payment (from
CWC)," said Bernard Evans,
head of one of the unions rep-
resenting workers at BTC.

"We are asking for every
working Bahamian to come
out."

Workers’ Party Leader
Rodney Moncur called for
10,000 demonstrators to flood
Bay Street. He hopes more
than half of this number will
be supporters of the opposi-

tion Progres-
sive Liberal



Party.

"We are
trying to see
if we can
organise
10,000 citi-
zens to

march. I have
dispatched a
letter to the
leader of the PLP asking that
the PLP demonstrate that
they are sincere by coming up
with 6,000 supporters to join
the march.

"Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling
once said demonstration was
necessary for change. If we
are successful in bringing
10,000 to Bay Street, govern-
ment will rescind or they will
be forced out of power."

Should the sale be passed
through Parliament, the polit-
ical hopeful wants a Commis-
sion of Inquiry to probe the
details.

For months, the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Officers Union, led by Mr
Evans, and the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Union have
accused former CWC employ-
ees of infiltrating BTC and
URCA. He referred to the

RODNEY
MONCUR

SEE page seven

CWC ‘pleased’ with URCA

ROAD FATALITY: A 35-year-old man
died in a traffic accident which left two
other victims in hospital yesterday after-
noon.

The accident occurred at the junction
of South Street and West Street. The
man who died on the scene received
serious injuries to his body. He was dri-
ving a grey 2000 Honda Accord.

The driver and the passenger ina
1999 white Hyundai truck were both take
to hospital. Their conditions are
unknown. These pictures show the after-
math of the tragic accident and the out-

approval of the BTC deal

CABLE and Wireless Communications (CWC) said it is
“pleased” the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authori-
ty (URCA) approved their acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in
the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) without
“imposing conditions.”

Earlier this week, URCA approved the deal on the grounds
it would not lessen competition in any of the services the state-
owned incumbent currently offers.

“We are extremely pleased that URCA has approved the
transaction. We are hopeful that the other approvals required
will also be forthcoming and we are very excited about work-
ing with the BTC team and the Government to improve tele-
com services for all the people of the Bahamas,” said Geoff
Houston, who is leading the CWC transition team.

The company said it was pleased URCA cleared the pro-
posed transaction for a majority shareholding in BTC without
referring it on to a second stage process nor seeking to impose
conditions on the approval.

The industry regulator rejected concerns that CWC would use
the extended three-year cellular monopoly to "impede the
growth of competition” in other markets.

Pointing out that its powers under the Communications Act

SEE page seven

pouring of grief.

PM EXPRESSES SORROW OVER
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE HORROR

PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham
expressed his condo-
lences to the people
of Japan on behalf of
the Bahamas after a
devestating earth-
quake and tsunami
struck the Asian-
Pacific state.

“The Bahamas
joins with citizens
around the world in express-
ing profound sorrow at the
terrible loss of life and the
human tragedy resulting from
the catastrophic earthquake
and horrific tsunami impact-



3 ing Japan,” said Prime
Minister Ingraham.

“T have no doubt the
thoughts and prayers
of all Bahamians are
with the victims and
their families as they
endure the pain of the
dreadful natural disas-

PRIME MINISTER ter, he said.
Hubert Ingraham

This past January,
the Bahamas conclud-
ed a Tax Information
Exchange Agreement with
Japan. At that time, the Prime
Minister met with the Japan-

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when clocks are

turned ahead by

one hour, ideal-

ly at bedtime on the Satur-
day night before. Any time-
pieces and timekeeping
devices that do not automat-
ically adjust should be man-
ually adjusted.

The return to Standard
Time begins at 2am on Sun-
day, November 6, at 2am
when clocks are turned back
by one hour, ideally at bed-
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BEC DISMAY AT
INDUSTRIAL
ACTION BY
MANAGERS

: i By CELESTE NIXON
: Tribune Staff Reporter
: cnixon@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas Electricity

: Corporation said it was disap-
? pointed by the latest industrial
? action taken by its managers.

In a statement issued yester-

: day, BEC’s executive said its
? was "surprised" by the sick out
? conducted by about 90 per cent
of its managerial staff on Thurs-

SEE page seven

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

PETROL RETAILERS
STOP DIESEL SALE

LOCAL petroleum retailers
stopped the sale of diesel at all
their locations yesterday.

The move forced the gov-
ernment to agree to meet with
them on Monday with a view
to address their diesel mark-up
which, it is claimed, has not
been increased for more than
30 years.

Ata price of $4.54, retailers
claim they are only making 19
cents on a gallon of diesel sold.
This margin, they said, is unsus-
tainable for their stations, with
many now not wanting to even
sell the product.

One retailer, who spoke to

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THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS

DNS ee eee
Experimental school to open

in September, says Minister

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Minister of
Education Desmond Bannis-
ter said an experimental
school will be opened in Sep-
tember to determine the kinds
of changes that are needed in
the Bahamas’ public educa-
tion system.

“Tt will give us an opportu-
nity to see what works in the
Bahamas, how it works and
what are the ways we change
education over the years to
come based on data and sci-
entific inquiry,” he said.

Despite recent comments
to the contrary by an execu-
tive at a major industrial com-
pany in Freeport, Minister
Bannister said he believes
that Bahamian children can
compete with children any-
where in the world.

“Our children coming out
of schools are competitive
with young people anywhere
in the world. When you look
at the BGCSE results last
year, our children are highly
competitive and they can go
off to universities,” he said.

Last month at the Grand
Bahama Business Outlook,
Polymers International exec-
utive Greg Ebelhar spoke of
the effect of ‘Bahamianisa-
tion’ on education and the
existing barriers to free trade.

He said: “Bahamianisation
has insulated the Bahamian
worker from the real world
for too long. Bahamian ath-
letes have competed against
the world with stellar results.
Why, then, do we think that
the Bahamian worker needs
protection? Why do we not
aspire to making the Bahami-
an worker the best in the
world?”

Mr Ebelhar_ further
explained that pre-employ-



OPPORTUNITY: Education Minister Desmond Bannister

ment screening tests at his
company in basic math and
reading comprehension
showed a steady and unac-
ceptable decline in abilities.

He stated that while many
talented Bahamians are
afforded quality education,
few return home, and many
who are “left behind” are
without the basic tools to be
successful in life.

Mr Ebelhar said: “The
Bahamas cannot continue
with the current level of edu-
cation and compete against
the world, or even in the
Caribbean. When coupled
with Bahamianisation, com-
panies that must compete in
the world market are being
asked to compete with one
arm tied behind their back —
mostly at the general labour
level. Basic math and com-
puter skills are required by
mechanics, electrical techni-
cians, factory workers and so
on.”

He added: “The key is to
changing behaviour and atti-
tudes.

“Instead of, ‘I should have
this job because Iam Bahami-
an', would it not be more
empowering to be able to say,
‘Lam the best at this job and I
earned it?’.”

Visiting Grand Bahama this
week, Minister Bannister said
the Government is develop-

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high schools.

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specialised training for jobs Se cage i Us aaa

we have to be able to provide : ference at PLP Headquarters
? on Monday, former newspaper
i editor Oswald Brown asked Mr
i Christie his opinion regarding
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schools has an element of
technical education that we
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an unqualified way. Now,

that type of training.

“We are developing the
‘Inspire Programme’ to
ensure that our high school

develop that,” he said.

“But I don’t see young peo- i

ple coming out of schools any-

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nical education, even at BT'VI

of them in Grand Bahama.
“And when

Bannister said.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency re-
sponsible for regulating the Investment Funds, Securities and Capi-
tal Markets in the Bahamas through its administration of the Se-
curities legislation (the Investment Funds Act, 2003 and Securities
Industry Act, 1999), is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Field Examiner

Responsibilities:

Plan and conduct field inspections of licensees and registrants
of the Commission
Conduct informational interviews with licensees and registrants
of the Commission
Prepare compliance reports and deficiency letters to licensees
and registrants upon completion of field inspections

Monitor and follow up with licensees and registrants on satis
factory resolution of deficiencies identified in inspection reports
Assist with investigations of regulated and unregulated
securities, mutual funds and capital market participants

Review and analyze financial statements of licensees and
registrants of the Commission

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree Accounting

Internal or external audit experience
Knowledge of securities, mutual funds and capital markets
products / Series 7 or equivalent
Knowledge of Securities, AML/KYC and Financial and
Corporate Service Providers Legislation
1-2 years experience in auditing or public accounting
Knowledge of the Securities Industry.

om etencies:

Ability to work well with a team

Analytical thinker, achievement oriented

Strong Organization skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered.
To apply, please write attaching a resume to:

MANAGER - CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

P. O. BOX N-8347

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Fax: 356-7530

E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs

Applications should be submitted no later than March 21, 2011

someone }
makes an allegation like that I :
would like to know the entire ;
background to what they are }
saying because we certainly
want to be able to understand
what they are getting at,” Mr :

_ INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF CAUS

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
i dmavecck@tibunemedia net

FREEPORT - PLP Leader

; pe Christie said the policies
i of the Ingraham administration
i have caused a lot of concern
i for investors and have nega-
i tively impacted the country.

Mr Christie was referring to

the position taken by Mr Ingra-
i ham not to renew Hannes
: Babak’s work permit and the

“stop, review and cancel” poli-

i cy regarding several major
i investment projects approved
: under the former PLP govern-
i ment.

“A PLP government would

: not personalize government
? policy in the way that the cur-

od : ve -
ing more technical education } tent Prime Minister does,” he

programmes in the public said while on Grand Bahama

i recently.

“And clearly, he extends his

While attending a press con-

the work permit of Mr Babak,
the former chairman of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,
despite the many projects
Babak had on the drawing

contacts in Europe.
Pointing out that it was Mr

“He never gave this country

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number of projects on the
drawing board earmarked for
Grand Bahama and still Mr
Ingraham refused to grant him
a work permit,” Mr Brown said.

In response, Mr Christie said:
“We have a policy of granting
work permits, there are strict
criteria in granting permits and
if someone conforms and com-
plies and meets standards and
requirements, then obviously,
if that person, in the opinion of
central government, is good for
the country there ought to be
no reason whatsoever for the
refusal of the permit.

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“Obviously, the business
people of the community will
have their views listened to, but
at the end of the day a govern-
ment has responsibility to make
decisions that are manifestly in
the best interest of the economy
of the country, the well being of
the people of the country, and it
is something we would not
broadcast in anyway.”

“The other consideration I
want to put on the table is when

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The Goverment of The Bahamas has received financing under the President's Emergency

Plan tor AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to manage HIV

Testing aod Prevention Programs.

(AIDS Sorategic Intoomarion, Laboranory

The Ministry of Health invites application to fill positions of Strategic Laboratory
Strengthening Manager and Information Management Business Analyst,

POSTS POR IMMEDIATE HIRING

STRATEGIC LABORATORY STRENGTHENING MANAGER

General Function



The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of laboratory quality assurance
advice and assistance to the various laboratories in country, to support surveillance for HIV,
STLA, TH, (31, ane Merging diseases. The candidate will establish and bnpelenieut CA
standatds and operating procedures, inchading specimen and inventory managenene,

Work chosely with the PEPP.AR Laboratory Implementing Partner (APENET) to carey out
laboratory gap analysis, resobre non-conformances, assist in the mplementation of the ISO
15189 Quality Management System (QM13) and accreditation of the Integrated Public Health

Laborarory

Education and Experience

a) Masters or Oectoral degree in laboratory sciences, biomedical research, or related field;
b) Experience in clinical lborarory practice;

c) Reowledge of ineernational laboravory

and clinical memitering.

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on HIV, TB and STT diagnosis

Interested persons are invited to submit a cover letter, cument cunncukum vitae and phooo in
Word of PDF formar to paulabowlegiaibahamas.pov.bs. Applications must be received by
Spm on Thursday, Mare 17, 2001

General Purpose

The Business Analyst is responsible for supporting information management initiatives
across the Munastry of Healeh (MOH), with a focus on developeng custom reports to enable

HIV (AIDS management.

The Business

Aumalyet will document clinical information ayater requirements for the

National AIDS Program, support the implementation of systems across clinics, and develksp
and implement business and clinical reports to enable decision making,

Education and Experience

a) Bachelors degree in Public Health Administration, Information Management, or related

field;

b) Three to five (3 to 3) years of experience in a related position, preferably in the health

field;

c) Sofraare application expertise in clinical informacion systema, specadshects, and darabases:

d) Certification experience in Project Management is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with degree and expenence and includes standard project

benefirs.

Interested persons are inwibed to submut a cover letter, curment curriculum vitae and photo in
Word or PDP foomar to paulabowlegi@ibahamas,povlbs. Applications must be received by
Spm on Thursday, March 17, 2011





PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

STR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, RO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., PO. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

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Royal wedding costs bite media

LONDON — For the world's media soon
to descend on London for the royal wed-
ding, fairytale endings don't come cheap.

Already faced with declining revenues
and stretched resources, media organiza-
tions have been hit by a bevy of expensive
large-scale news events — the Gulf oil spill,
the Chilean miner disaster, Australian floods
and the chaos gripping the Middle East.

Now comes the mega-story of Prince
William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

"It's a major event and that takes
resources and people,” said Jeffrey Schnei-
der, senior vice president at ABC News. He
refused to say what the network was spend-
ing but said costs would entail live cover-
age of the April 29 wedding and paying for
correspondents and anchors on the scene.

The media's bill will also include highly
paid royal commentators, purpose-built stu-
dios, extra bandwidth, platforms for pho-
tographers and cameramen, transcontinental
flights, and hotels in one of the most expen-
sive cities in the world.

Some networks are hoping to shave some
expenses but most say it's just a hit they will
have to absorb — one that could very well
yield lucrative returns. The good-news
appeal and the couple's uber celebrity-royal
status have created a stir on the Internet
and social networking sites, offering a chance
for news organizations to increase audiences
and advertisement revenue.

Most organizations are betting that the
appetite for the wedding will eclipse Prince
Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981, when
there was no Facebook, Twitter and far few-
er online outlets.

MSN UK's editor-in-chief Matt Ball said
advertisers started calling to reserve space on
the website for April 29 “within a nanosec-
ond" of the wedding date being announced.
Yahoo has created a special micro site ded-
icated to the royal wedding countdown.

Bob Satchwell, executive director of
Britain's Society of Editors, said the event
will be big for both British and global news
organizations alike. "They wouldn't be
here if they didn't think they could sell news-
papers or gain viewers," Satchwell said.

Not everyone agrees the royal wedding
merits a freespending approach.

CBS's newly-installed president David
Rhodes recently told a company town-hall
meeting that after seeing figures committed
for coverage of major events, he has asked
for less spending on the wedding so more can
be spent on harder stories. As examples, he

cited the ouster of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak
and the shooting of U.S. Congress Repre-
sentative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona,
according to a person at the meeting, who
declined to be identified due to company
policy.

Most news organizations declined to
share their budgets for the royal wedding
— some because details have not been final-
ized and others for not wanting to appear
overly spendthrift.

"No one will tell you what it costs,” said
Christopher Wyld, director of London's For-
eign Press Association. "It will be costing
them tons in terms of airfare, hotels and the
like ... They feel it looks very bad."

In Canada, a commonwealth nation that
still retains Queen Elizabeth II as its
monarch, CTV is "treating it like an
Olympics," said Susanne Boyce, president of
creative, content and channels. That means
a full crew — not to mention the costs of a
scouting team around a month ahead of the
event. Royal commentators such as Katie
Nicholl, Ingrid Seward and Andrew Mor-
ton are also in high demand. Many organi-
zations have even inked lucrative contracts
with royal insiders for use of their expertise
— and accents. Most experts have been
locked into deals months in advance.

Boyce said finding a balance between
hard news and a royal, celebrity-type event
is a daily part of newsmaking.

"People want some good news as well,"
Boyce pointed out. "There's darkness, light,
that's life.”

NBC will also be sending "an army of
people” to London. "It will be hundreds,"
according to a person familiar with the plan-
ning who asked not to be named because
she wasn't authorized to speak to reporters.

The impact of the influx of journalists
expected in London is more pronounced
because news organizations are attempting
to compensate for diminished numbers in
foreign bureaux — or for the fact that many
bureaux have been closed altogether. Most
newspapers have dramatically slimmed their
international staffs to cut costs, relying on
wire services to fill the gap.

But the wedding has so much appeal that
organizations with cash will invest — despite
financial pressures.

"It's a story that we would not consider
scaling back on,” said Dennis Moore, USA
Today's entertainment team leader.

(This article was written by Cassandra
Vinograd of the Associated Press).

Govt should
penalise those
who spoil this

lovely island

Derelict Cars in
Vista Marina

EYESORE: Derelict cars in Vista Mista.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Keeping your neighbour-
hood surroundings clean is a
duty of all citizens and mem-
bers of a community.

The government does not
have the sole responsibility
to keep it clean or are at
fault for how dirty it got, the
government did not dispose
unwanted possessions and
garbage on the roads and
empty lots, we did it.

But what the Government
is responsible for, is allowing
citizens to get away with acts
like this and they should
penalize those citizens who
litter this beautiful island
that has been in high stan-
dard in the world.

I would love to see a law
like this in addition to the

letters@tribunemedia .net



seatbelt law. My family and
I live in the Vista Marina
Subdivision in the western
side of the island of New
Providence.

For almost a year we have
been trying to get some
derelict vehicles that have
been dumped by one of our
neighbours in a vacant lot
across our home.

We are fortunate to have
a spectacular view of the sea
but obstructed by the view
of these vehicles that takes
away the beauty of our com-
munity or the simple act of



wanting to relax and enjoy
the view.

Iam a foreigner living in
this country for the past 14
years, my kids are Bahami-
ans and I love this country
and take pride for living
here and it is true that “It’s
better in The Bahamas.”
Why is it that some Bahami-
ans cannot feel that pride?
Make an effort this year and
rethink and do something
good for your country, it
takes a little to get a long
way.

PATRICIA

M FOUNTAIN

A proud

Killarney Resident
Nassau,

March 5, 2011.

Reckless driving by the police
and prison bus has to stop

EDITOR, The Tribune.

explanation for recklessly endangering the
innocent lives of residents like that — so

How long before the police and prison
bus convoy kill somebody careening reck-
lessly up Eastern Road running everybody

whatever the reason, it won't be good
enough for me.
They need to think of another solution for

off the road. Who decided this was a good
idea?

Earlier this week, I was hard up against a
rock wall and that Partridge Family bus led
by a blur of lights that I assume was a police
car, missed me and my three kids by mere

the prisoners. Deliver lunch to the courts
or change the time the prison feeds their
inmates or simply drive the speed limit with-
out running everybody off the road.

But to endanger the lives of innocent cit-

Join the Leading Environmental Conservation : l : ,
izens just so prisoners can get back for din-

Organization in The Rahamas

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approved prices for the following breadbasket commodities:

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS

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20 per cent of pregnancies in

Bahamas to women under 20

WHY VEX?

"| is vex when | hears that illegal squatters in the illegal 'shanty towns’
are Bahamians. It does not matter what nationality you is, what is the se
is that it is illegal to literally 'squat' and do your thing on land you do not
own! "The fact that the law cannot always check up on you does not make
it right. The laws of our beautiful sovereign Bahamaland nation which our
forefathers toiled, suffered and elected to govern come first. Failure to fol-

low our laws and regulations established for good reason usually carries

a heavy toll when not obeyed, not only on the victims but on all of our : yy, country are to women under the age of

: 20, according to latest statistics.

nation.”
- Helping da Sufferin'

ical ambitions. It seems every day some of them switch up they mouth,

and saying what they can to get couple more votes next election.

sense and morals.”
- Eyes wide open

"| am vex because there are too few preachers preaching the old fash-

stopped the moral upbringing of the nation while all hell breaking loose.”
- Christian

"| am vex now that | reads that some criminals already found guilty are the expense of legal services and the impli-
getting rid of their ankle monitoring bracelets to roam free onthe streets : cations of legally unrecognised unions, such
again so | would recommend that whomsoever recommends these crim- § 2: cohabitation: the spiritual need for for:
inals should also be punished for their bad decision and subjecting the vic- giveness, peace and love for self and others:
tim and public to be faced with the ‘freed’ criminal again. Same goes for and the fact that 20 per cent of all preg-

persons who skip bail. Someone has to be responsible, don't they?"
- Baffled

"| so vex ‘cause all | am seeing an’ hearing is cheap phone rates,

cheap phone sales, texting, long distance connections, more phone :
stores, more phone dis an’ dat and more blah, blah, blah. Doesn't anyone ;

realise that our nation needs to advance in all other ways other than by talk,

phone sales and more talking. Man should not live on the phone alone, get

a life.”
- Human Being

“| am vex that even though government selected a company a few weeks :
ago to repair our traffic lights, it seems like all the lights on this island still :
ain' working. What is going on in this country? How are people supposed
to have a good quality of life when traffic lights are off, the roads bumpy

and bite up, plus the water rusty and low pressure.

"Maybe it's the high population on New Providence that exacerbates the :
problem so government and businesses owners need to think outside the }
box and get some of these people onto our beautiful and underdeveloped
Family Islands. Or better yet, y'all stay in this overcrowded cesspool :

while | move to an Out-Island and enjoy the rest of my life stress free."
- Stressed Out

Are you vex? Send complaints to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net.

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Bring home some loving today!

The Bahamas Humane Society has too many lovely puppies
available for adoption. Our puppy shelters are bursting at the seams
from all the wagging tails. For a limited time only, adoption fees for
both puppies and dogs have been waived and we are asking for a

donation in lieu of the standard fee.

TWENTY per cent of all pregnancies in

The ramifications of single motherhood

i : ; ee es yi at an early age were discussed as the Inter-
| am sick and tired of these pontificating politicians who use every i American Development Bank (IDB)

opportunity, tragedy and controversy as a soap box platform for their polit- } Pahamas Country Office on Tuesday cele-

just to go along with what they think is the popular public opinion, doing ae
1 i ‘Young Single Mothers and the Challenges
And the lambs, sheep and fools that hang onto the words of these hot : 4¢ \fotherhood and the Workplace’
air balloons should look around their respective constituencies, govern- : ,

ment schools and public hospital to see what 'my MP' and their party do : members addressed the psychological feel-
for them. Them boys ain’ on the blocks because of the recession or the } ings of entrapment, isolation and frustration
prime minister, they there because our social fabric has eroded since the : young women experience when (iced oath
drug era when all Bahamians wanted was a key of coke and fast money. :
Children raised themselves in the ghetto while flashy politicians, police and i ine nesioeC unprepared andiall alene,and
businessmen got fat and rich. Now we all want to cry and bemoan ; tional and intellectual emergence into

unemployment and low education. Stop depending on ‘guyment' to fix } a qutthood.

what they can't and won't fix, yuk ya child off the blocks and teach them :

Among other aspects of the issue, panel

before completing their own physical, emo-

The panel was comprised of Carolyn

? Evans, Magistrate of Family Court; Rev-
: erend Angela Palacious, Anglican priest
? and counsellor; Dr Pearl McMillan, head of

. i : ; : ? Public Health, Ministry of Health, and Car-
ioned ‘fire and brimstone’ sermons where the pastor was never afraid to : olyn Roberts, Chief of Psychology at the
tell it as it is and direct the wicked and evil straight to the fiery pits of hell ? Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. They
and eternal damnation. Today it seems cat gat dey tongue and they have i discussed the issue from legal, religious,
become weak in the knees due to their lavish living, distracted, and ! health care, and psychological perspectives,
? identifying the challenges that young single
? mothers face.

Some of the challenges mentioned were:



nancies in the country are to women under
twenty years of age.

The panel members and some in the
audience proposed several recommenda-
tions to address the challenges of the young
single mother, such as a family court unit
that would function to assist mothers with
knowing their rights under the law, enact-
ment of legislation that acknowledges
cohabitation.

Additionally, the need for safe houses
and primary schools that included nurs-
eries was addressed.

The panel suggested that free nurseries
be established in areas close to workplaces
to facilitate mothers visiting their babies
during the lunch hour to nurse them and to
continue to bond.

This would bring greater peace of mind
to the mothers and enable them to focus on
their work as they would be assured of

their child’s well-being and security, the
panel said.

Finally, financing to carry out research
and studies in the area to better under-
stand the varied reasons behind the cause
of child and adolescent pregnancies and
their consequences were also recommend-
ed.

The panel members suggested that the
IDB assist the country with the implemen-
tation of these recommendations. IDB
Country Office representative Astrid Wyn-
ter informed the participants that the Bank
bases its involvement in the country on the
priority areas which are discussed and
agreed upon with the government in a
country strategy. The current IDB Strategy
with the Bahamas covers the period 2010-
2014, and focuses on four priority areas for
Bank support: energy, water and sanita-
tion, transport, and small and medium sized
enterprise development.

Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary
in the Ministry of Labour and Social Devel-
opment chaired the panel discussions.

The audience was made up of members
from civic organisations, such as the
Bahamas Family Planning Association and
Providing Access To Education (PACE)
Programme for pregnant young women as
well as government agencies, such as the
Bureau of Women’s Affairs, yhe Crisis
Centre, the Department of Statistics, and
independent researchers, lawyers and edu-
cators from the College of the Bahamas
and other institutions.

Police continue Grand Bahama murder inquiries

By DENISE MAYCOCK

dell Avenue area sometime

Johnson, a resident of Wed-
dell Avenue, was taken to hos-



Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia. net

POLICE investigations are
continuing into two separate
murders that occurred on
Grand Bahama early this week.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
said police have officially
released the identity of the man
who was shot to death on Mon-
day at Garden Villas as 42-year-
old Patrick Russell of Lewis
Yard.

Russell’s death is the second
homicide for the year on Grand
Bahama. Police received

PATRICE RUSSEL! reports of gunshots in the Wed-

around 11.45pm on Monday.

When officers arrived at the
scene, they discovered a gold-
coloured Nissan Maxima rid-
dled with bullets. Russell was
found slumped over the driver’s
seat.

According to reports, Rus-
sell was sitting in his car when
occupants in another vehicle
pulled up and opened fire on
him.

Grand Bahama Police are
also investigating the murder
of Tamaro Johnson who was
stabbed at a local nightclub in
Freeport, early Sunday morn-
ing.

pital. He died in the ICU on
Monday. His death is classified
as the island's first homicide for
the year.

Anyone with information
concerning these murders is
asked to contact the police.

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By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

HE vicious spate

of violent crimes

plaguing our soci-

ety is a manifesta-
tion of more complex social ills,
that is, absent fathers/mothers,
poor socialisation, low acade-
mic achievement, too much
exposure to violence via tele-
vision and other outlets, poor
conflict resolution skills and, of
course, the prevalence of drug
trafficking.

Indeed, the murderous, sadis-
tic state of affairs presently
afflicting the Bahamas is night-
marish and, these days, the
surge in the drug trade must be
accounted for as a major con-
tributing factor.

Over the years, the illicit
drug plague has tattered our
social fabric and will unremit-
tingly haunt the history of our
island chain for many years to
come. Recent discoveries of
marijuana fields throughout the
Bahamas and million dollar
drug caches in homes suggest
the local drug scene has expe-
rienced a resurgence.

Since the boom of the drug
trade, the Bahamas has slith-
ered from a quiet society where
people could sleep with their
doors open to — in some cor-
ners of the archipelago, partic-
ularly New Providence — a
crime-riddled, materialistic soci-
ety where brotherly love has
almost disappeared only to be
replaced by greed and a preoc-
cupation with “outdoing the
Jones’.”

Geographically, during the
drug explosion of the
1970s/1980s, the Bahamas
became the paramount staging



ADRIAN

point for the traffic of narcotic
drugs and psychotropic sub-
stances due to its ideal location
between the US (demand) and
South American drug produc-
ers. Islands such as the Exu-
mas, the Berry Islands, Abaco,
Long Island, Grand Bahama,
Inagua, San Salvador and
Eleuthera soon lost their exot-
ic glaze, becoming shadowy
outposts as rapacious locals
were besieged by their zeal for
quick riches.

The 1970s/1980s was the pin-
nacle of the drug trade as
cocaine and marijuana were
routinely smuggled through the
Bahamas, with unsupervised
aitfields or go-fast boats (even
yachts and freighters) being
used with the knowledge and
co-operation of high-ranking
Bahamians.

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Inquiry, serious drug traffick-
ing began to afflict the
Bahamas in 1968. In October,
1984, nearly the entire Pindling
Cabinet was caught up in scan-
dal, and while Pindling and sev-
eral others were exonerated,
there were those who were
found guilty of misconduct.

However, there were and still
are questions surrounding Sir
Lynden Pindling’s spending of
eight times his official salary,
which he claimed resulted from
the generosity of Everett Ban-
nister, a business associate.

In disgust, former Governor
General Arthur Hanna, former
PM Perry Christie, Sir Clement
Maynard and PM Hubert
Ingraham all resigned. These
resignations should have rever-
berated throughout Bahamian
politics and led to a revitalisa-
tion of society, but this was not
to happen as the trade and ill-
fated use of dope by Bahamians
persisted.

Today, catchy slogans, med-
leys and a plethora of other
attention-grabbing promotion-
al undertaking are used to pro-
mote the Bahamas as a perpet-
ual and ideal tourist paradise.
However, these efforts may
prove fruitless if crime contin-
ues to erupt across the national
landscape. For many Bahami-
ans, the remnants of the height
of drug-trafficking are all still
apparent, particularly the high
occurrences of brutal crimes,
the eyesore of strung-out

vagabonds patrolling the streets
and peddling for “a quarter” to }

most likely purchase dope and,

of course, the fervent obsession i
of many Bahamians with vani- }

ty.

— coupled with alcohol —

downs, domestic violence,

absenteeism and unwarranted :
accidents all resulting from }

their use.

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ollection of the life story of a }
joneser on Village Road and }
hearing about how he was a for- }
mer pilot, was married with i
children and living in a nice :
home. However, drugs got a }

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in the Bahamas has had acost- i
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from the negligence of family, }

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investor confidence and a }
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health i
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upsurge in

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(BIS photo/Eric Rose)
PERFORMANCE: Kristoff Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader at
Grand Bahama Catholic High School, performs as an old man
attending a Bahamian wedding at the E Clement Bethel National
Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport.

FOR students Desiree Joseph and Kristoff Strachan of the

Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport this week.
Ms Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader, said getting a 94 for her
“Hard

“T was very happy, very exited about it,” she said.

Tobacco, alcohol and illegal work does pay off.”
drug use is becoming more }

widespread among high school } coach and English language and literature teacher Leslie

students, with the usage if mar- ? Dorsett was there to see the strong performance.
ijuana and other inhalants } : :
becoming increasingly popular } last time, too; so Tam very happy that she supports us in every-
in grades nine to 12. News sto- } thing that we do.

ries of children as young as age } adi eas
10 purchasing a one : James Catalyn come to Freeport to do the adjudication.
addicted to alcohol must not be } : :
taken flippantly. These inci- } talking about; so every score that he gives, you really cannot
dents are patent indicators of }

a new generation of substance

abusers who are willingly sacri- have performed so strongly in his first time entering the Festival.

ficing books and brain cells — : He scored a 93. “I actually thought it was going to be very

and the future of our country — nerve-wracking because I had heard about Mr Catalyn and that

? he was a strict man and very critical about getting things the

The law must be enforced ; Tight way, but being here is not as bad as I had heard,” Mr Stra-

and it must be established that }

bartenders should request the } heeicce tack f
relevant. identilication of 7 We pece tot bun fo penbry.
patrons who seem too young, }

thereby refusing to sell alcohol } did so well in their performance that day and she pointed out

to anyone under age 18. The } that they have practiced “long and hard” to hone their skill.
discovery of any alcoholic }

depot not complying should ed the performers that it is a national festival and there are still

face stiff penalties and/or have ; many islands to go through. However, she encouraged them to

: be proud of their performances.

Ms Joseph added that she was especially happy that their

“This is my second year entering the festival and she was here

Ms Joseph said she was honoured to have a cultural icon like
“Mr Catalyn is always very hard because he knows what he is

ague with it,” she said.
Mr Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader, said he was amazed to

chan said. “I am pretty ecstatic right now.”
He added that he was happy that his teacher and coach chose

Ms Dorsett said she was “extremely happy” that her students

Organising secretary for the festival Keva Cartwright remind-



(BIS photo/Eric Rose)
WAITING: Desiree Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader at Grand
Bahama Catholic High School, plays “Waiting in Line” at the E
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in
Freeport.

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é Lire. La SRHE Farrtis eg tn

August 11, ‘J223 - March 13, 2

Daphne was a loving, generous, strong willed
woman. She loved good food, movies, humor,
and adventure!

In one of her adventures, a poem was written in
her honor as she was crowned “The Meridian
Queen’ in her native land of Peacehaven, Sussex
in 1823

TO-DAY, TO-DAF
The fete is To-day,

Ae pation pour banring
And streamers all gay;
The Downs are glistening,
The sea wears sheen,
For sweet Dapline Poplett's
Meridian Queen,

Qur memories build a special bridge when loved
ones have to part; this helps us feel we're with
them still and soothe a grieving heart

Gur menores span the years weve shared,
re ties that bind; they build a special
bridge of love and bring us peace of mind.

Daphne is greatly missed, especially y her
daughter, Shelagh Pritchard; son-in-law, Robert
Pritchard: grandchildren, Jodi, Vanessa, and

Heath; and missed by a host of other relatives
and friends.



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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 7



BEC DISMAY AT
INDUSTRIAL
ACTION BY
MANAGERS

FROM page one

day.
The Bahamas Electrical
Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) is believed to be
behind the action, which was
reported to have involved 108
union members.

The statement said: "The
corporation is disappointed
with the decision by some
managers to engage in a sick
out especially as it continues
to meet with the BEUMU"
and the parties have been
making progress in discussing
a new industrial agreement.

Union president Ervin
Dean announced late last
week by that middle man-
agers would take strike action
because of the lack of
progress being made with
BEC negotiators.

Meeting

He said: "We have been
meeting over the past several
weeks and basically accom-
plished nothing. We have
asked them repeatedly to
comply with the industrial
agreement, they have refused.
They have refused to budge."

BEC stated that its negoti-
ating team has met with the
union twice weekly since Feb-
ruary 22 in an attempt to
negotiate an agreement that is
beneficial to both parties.

While the managers’ indus-
trial agreement expired in
2007, BEC said in a period of
economic stability managers
have continued to receive
annual salary increments
ranging from $1,600 to $2,100
—arate of about three per
cent of annual salary.

They have also received
Christmas bonuses and bene-
fits such as medical insurance.

BEC is calling on the BEU-
MU to be “reasonable” as the
corporation’s negotiators
remain committed to complet-
ing this process as quickly as
possible.

“BEC would also like to
inform the public that mea-
sures have been put in place
to minimise any possible dis-
ruption to electricity supplies
as a result of the action taken
by the BEUMU,” the state-
ment said.



FROM page one

appointment of Usman Saa-
dat, URCA's chief executive

officer (CEO), who was once

a CEO of CWC St Lucia. He
also pointed to the fact that

i Marsha Lewis, a human
i resources consultant at
: URCA, is also a former
i employee of the London-
: based telecommunications
i provider.

Given the appearance of

i this "conflict of interest", Mr
: Evans called on the nation's
: political and religious leaders
: to denounce the regulator's

approval.
"This matter is something

for the government to under-

LOCAL NEWS

stand, that conflict of interest
is far reaching. We as a nation
ought not to let this go, this is
a fight bigger than the union,
it's about ethics. I would hope
that those in power whether
religious or political would
stand up and say ‘This is not
right’.

"We know from their track
record that Cable and Wire-
less always wanted to have
some control or say with
industry regulatory board —
they tried this tactic in St
Lucia in early 2000 or 2001
and threatened to pull out of
the country if they couldn't
be a part of the regulatory
(drafting) board. But the
prime minister of St Lucia
stood up and said it would

‘We want 10,000 for BTC protest

have been a disadvantage to }
other entrants (into their mar- ;

ket)."

will transfer key management }
jobs at BTC outside of the ;
Bahamas, to other countries :
where they maintain opera- }

tions.
On Thursday,

of a51 per cent stake in BTC :
on the grounds it would not }

lessen competition in any of
the services the state-owned
incumbent currently offers.

Mr Evans also fears CWC i

URCA }
approved CWC's acquisition

_ INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF

_ CAUSING INVESTOR CONCERN

FROM page three

you start to say publicly who you will give work permits to and who
? you will not give work permits to, it sends a wrong signal to peo-
ple outside.

“And I think this Ingraham government, through its stop, review
? and cancel policies, through its personalisation of economic poli-
: cies, have caused a lot of concern on the part of investors in this
? country as to its stability.”
“Standards and Poor, the international rating agency, said they
? made a mistake and instead of cushioning the impact of the reces-
? sion, they exacerbated it...when they cancelled (projects).”
Mr Christie said the contract for a new school in Grand Bahama
? that was awarded to Patrick McDonald has been cancelled by the
? FNM after it came to office, while a contract for a similar school in
? Nassau was not cancelled.

The industry regulator :

rejected concerns that CWC ;

Contracts

would use the extended three- i

year cellular monopoly to }
"impede the growth of com- }

petition” in other markets.



CWC ‘pleased’ with URCA approval of the BIC deal

FROM page one

only allowed it to block industry mergers and

acquisition on competition grounds, and when

the purchase of media assets was against the
: public interest, the regulator concluded of the

PETROL RETAILERS

FROM page one

The Tribune yesterday on condition of anonymi-

ty, said he is finding it increasingly difficult to stay
? in business.

“Right now diesel is $4.54 at our station (Tex-
aco). On that we make 19 cents. I don’t think

that’s fair. Gas is still $4.72, but we expect that to
? go up next week. What the public doesn’t realise
: is when those prices go up we have to find the

extra money to buy it, but our
margins stay the same. We
have to pay for security, rent,
salaries, insurance etc. At this
rate, soon every retailer will
be out of business,” he said.

Phenton Neymour, Minis-
ter of State for the Environ-
ment, said he thought the
actions taken by the petroleum
retailers yesterday was “dras-
tic”, considering they were
only recently informed of their
position.

“IT had spoken to the

PHENTON
NEYMOUR

i Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association pres-
: ident this morning and indicated I was willing
? to meet with them anytime, even today. They
: indicated they preferred to meet on Monday to
? receive a formal presentation from them.

“We recognise there are challenges they face as
a result of increasing prices. We recognised they

; have had increases in expenses, security labour,
: but what we must do as a government when look-
: ing at an application like this, one must also look

at the position of wholesalers and customers to
determine the full effect any increase would have

; on them.

“That is why it is important that they provide

the data to the government. At the same time, the

Nepales

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZ LOUISSAINT of
P.O. BOX SB-50026, ADELAID ROAD, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
12" day of March, 2011 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

BTC privatisation: "URCA finds that the }
change in control contemplated by the trans- ;
action would not have either of the adverse :
effects set out [in the Act's] section 72; sub- ;
stantially lessening competition, or for a change
in control involving a media public interest, an :

effect contrary to public interest.”

STOP DIESEL SALE

government is collecting its own information to i
look at the position of all the stakeholders with a }
view that all can be addressed and hardship is not :

brought to all,” he said.

Mr Neymour said a concern of the govern- }
ment is that when there is a price increase at the }

“He cherry picked who he wanted to give contracts to, and that
? was wrong and it impacted the country negatively,” Mr Christie
? said. The opposition leader also commented on the refusal of
? Mr Ingraham to engage in discussions with the Port Authority
? regarding the expiration of tax exemptions of the Hawksbill Creek
; Agreement.

? “When you have a very volatile and unpredictable policy appli-
cation on the part of government that I am not going to talk to you
? about the termination or ending of the agreement in 2015 until after
the next election, you must always be able to talk with investors.

“You must be able to hear because the one thing that the
: Bahamas has failed on to date is being able to work in accor-
? dance with a proper plan. Planning takes you well beyond 10
? years and that is very evidently lacking in the Ingraham govern-
? ment, and it would certainly be put in place by my government.”
: ‘We want to bring a different kind of governance here. One that
? will focus on challenges we have and lift up the assets that Grand
: Bahama has, and find a way to...maximise the return of those
: assets in the form of policies.

“We have another set of elections coming up and the people of
Grand Bahama will have to make the choice and the choice is a
? very clear one: more of the same, or a new path...one in which we
? will have a government in here with our sleeves rolled up working
? to bring about the empowerment of the people of Freeport and
? Grand Bahama,” he said.

pump, there is a rippling effect not only in New i

Providence, but the Family Islands as well which ;
effects wholesalers, distributors, and retailers :

PM’S SORROW OVER QUAKE HORROR

there. “First of all there is an application process

and one must follow that process first. If one }

FROM page one

had a concern one would have expected that this }

process would have begun by the retailers along
time ago. That process includes the provision of }
information. This is a process we went through in
2000 and the mid 1990s. To take such action }

without carrying out all of the actions is drastic.

“The government has a responsibility to ensure i

the quality of life for all Bahamians not just the
retailers and how this will affect them; how does
it affect the cost of the jitney? The retailers recog-

nise this is a regulated market, but they have a
responsibility too, to carry out the process for }
impacting customers. We recognise their invest- }

ment.”

? ese Ambassador accredited to The Bahamas, H.E. Ambas-
? sador Hiroshi Yamaguchi to discuss the mutual interest of
both governments to broaden and enhance relations.

“Japan is always amongst the first of the developed countries
? to respond to international disasters with help and assistance.
The Bahamas was happy to learn that the world community at
? the level of the United Nations and capital cities of the devel-
? oped countries with the ability to respond have signalled a
? readiness to lend whatever assistance is required by Japan,” said
: the Prime Minister.
He extended condolences to the government and people of
i Japan from the government and people of the Bahamas over
? the “tremendous loss of life and destruction from the disaster”.

Mr Neymour explained that when retailers }

apply for an increase they must first demonstrate i

an increase is warranted.

“They must present their case. When they :
invited me to talk, they called me on Sunday }

afternoon and I met with them Sunday night.

That demonstrates our commitment. But they :
also have a responsibility to provide informa-

tion on their challenges.”

In New Providence, wholesalers receive 33 }
cents per gallon on gasoline while retailers receive }
44 cents per gallon. This collective 77 cents is }
then added to the price of gasoline which is pur- }
chased on the international market. The mark up :
for diesel remains at 19 cents per gallon for retail- i

ers.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANSELET CHARLES of
COX AVENUE off CARMICHAEL Rd, P.O. BOX CR
54802, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 12â„¢ DAY of MARCH 2011 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,456.81 | CHG 0.35 | CHG 0.02 | YTD -42.70 | YTD % -2.85

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AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco

FirstCaribbean Bank

Focol (S)

Focol Class B Preference

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

Premier Real Estate Ls

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security

Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)

Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +

Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +

Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +

Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +

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ABDAB
RND Holdings

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CFAL MSI Preferred Fund
CFAL Money Market Fund
Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
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99.4177
1.0000,
1.0000
1.0000
9,1005

10.0000
9.1708

4.8105

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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close

Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
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- Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

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10.63 10.63
4.50, 4.40
0.18 O.18
2.70 2.70
1.96 1.96
10.21 10.24
2.40 2.40
6.80 6.80
2.16
1.40
S25
5.88
9.38
5.40
1.00
7.40
9.82
10.00

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2.07
1.40
5.25
5.88
9.39
5.47
1.00
7.40
9,82
10.00

Last Sale
99.46

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

Symbol
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FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Change
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

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0.123
0.013
0.153

-0.877
0.168
0.016
1.050
0.781
0.488
O.111
0.107
0.357
0.682
0.494
0.452
0.000
0.012
0.859
1.207

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Daily Vol. Interest
6.95%

7%

Prime + 1.75%
7%

Prime + 1.75%

Maturity
20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)

Bid ®
N/A

Ask ®

N/A 14.00

O.35 0.40 0.55.

Last Prime

Daily Well. EPS $
-2.945

0.001

Div &
0.000
0.000

P/E Yield
0.00%

0.00%

CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)

30.13 31.59

0.45, 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAW YTD%

1.5179 5.51%
2.9486 0.04%
1.5837 0.61%
2.7049 -0.56%
13.4392 0.61%
114.3684 9.98%
106.5528 4.75%
1.1465 5.20%
1.1185 4.73%
1.1491 5.35%

29.00
0.55

6.90%
1.45%
4.59%

7.18%
5.20%
4.73%
5.35%

9.7950 4.85% 5.45%

10.6417 -1.20% 0.50%
10.1266 1.27%
8.4510 0.72%

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1.27%
9.95%

Last 12 Months %

-15.54%
-0.22%
12.49%

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

0.00%
0.00%

NAV 3MTH
1.498004
2.918256
1.564030

NAV 6GMTH
1.475244
2.910084
1.545071

30-Nov-10
28-Feb-11
11-Feb-1141
31-Jan-11
31-Jan-11
30-Jun-10
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107.570619.
105.776543

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30-Nov-10.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/1#50

Conmuman Law and Equity Side

RE-AMENDED NOTICE

The Petition of Juaneta Buther in respect of:-

ALL TRAOSE pieces parcels or lots of
designated on the plan laid out by Garden
Hill Estates Mo. 3 being Lot Numbers £42 and
943 situate in the Southern District of the
island of Mew Providence ome of the islands

ane

of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
hounded MOATHWAROLY by land mow or
tarmerly the property of Garden Hill Estates
EASTWARDLY by @

Thiety (30) fet foad Reservation called and

and running Therean

3
known 26 Lily Lane and running thereon One

Hundredthis
seven Hundredths

and Nimety-three and Thirty-
and Minety-three and
Tharty-sewen Humdredths (193.37) feet and
SOUTHWARDLY BY Lot Number 841 and
running thereon and WESTWARDLY by a
portion of Numbers 818, B17, S16, 815, 214
and running thenecn
duanits Butler claims to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the said land and has applied
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas under $.3 of the
Quicting Titles Act, 1969 im the above action to have its tithe
to the said land inwestigated the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Tithe ta be
granted by the coir in accordance with pravigians of the
sald Act. Copies of the said plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at the Aegetry of the Sugreme Court,
East Street, ALP., and at the Chambers of C.F. Butler &
fssocates, Charles €. Carey Building, Dowdeswell Sereet,
Nassau, Bahamas.

MOTICE & HEREYEY GIVEN that any person having
right
recognized ni the Petition shall before ihe Bal hw Oe Lali
And HOS 2° Deceit 22" day of Apel
4.0. 2011 file in the said Registry of The Supreme Court and

dower of a te dower or any adwerse claim mot

serve the Petitioner or the above C.F. Butler & Associates a
statement of such cdaim in the prescribed foom wertfied by an
Affidavit to ber filed herewith

file and serve a statement of such claim by the above time

Failure of any such person to

will operate a5 a bar to such claim

CF. BUTLER & ASSOCIATES
Chambers

hho, 7 Dermings Maraor
Alice Street

Nastau, The Bahamas

Attommeys for the Petitioner





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We want 10 000
for BIG protest

Union calls for march
on House of Assembly

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

PROTESTERS against the
sale of BTC to Cable & Wire-
less Communications plan to
march on Parliament 10,000
strong when the House of
Assembly reconvenes to
debate the controversial deal.

Despite the approval from
industry regulator the Utili-
ties Regulation & Competi-
tion Authority's (URCA)
over the sale, union leaders
and other privatisation detrac-
tors say they will not give up
their cause until the deal is
done.

The final step in the acqui-
sition process is a debate and
vote in Parliament scheduled
for March 21.

"We will continue to fight
and protest on all fronts until
a receipt is generated by the
Treasury to say they have
received payment (from
CWC)," said Bernard Evans,
head of one of the unions rep-
resenting workers at BTC.

"We are asking for every
working Bahamian to come
out."

Workers’ Party Leader
Rodney Moncur called for
10,000 demonstrators to flood
Bay Street. He hopes more
than half of this number will
be supporters of the opposi-

tion Progres-
sive Liberal



Party.

"We are
trying to see
if we can
organise
10,000 citi-
zens to

march. I have
dispatched a
letter to the
leader of the PLP asking that
the PLP demonstrate that
they are sincere by coming up
with 6,000 supporters to join
the march.

"Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling
once said demonstration was
necessary for change. If we
are successful in bringing
10,000 to Bay Street, govern-
ment will rescind or they will
be forced out of power."

Should the sale be passed
through Parliament, the polit-
ical hopeful wants a Commis-
sion of Inquiry to probe the
details.

For months, the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Officers Union, led by Mr
Evans, and the Bahamas
Communications and Public
Managers Union have
accused former CWC employ-
ees of infiltrating BTC and
URCA. He referred to the

RODNEY
MONCUR

SEE page seven

CWC ‘pleased’ with URCA

ROAD FATALITY: A 35-year-old man
died in a traffic accident which left two
other victims in hospital yesterday after-
noon.

The accident occurred at the junction
of South Street and West Street. The
man who died on the scene received
serious injuries to his body. He was dri-
ving a grey 2000 Honda Accord.

The driver and the passenger ina
1999 white Hyundai truck were both take
to hospital. Their conditions are
unknown. These pictures show the after-
math of the tragic accident and the out-

approval of the BTC deal

CABLE and Wireless Communications (CWC) said it is
“pleased” the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authori-
ty (URCA) approved their acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in
the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) without
“imposing conditions.”

Earlier this week, URCA approved the deal on the grounds
it would not lessen competition in any of the services the state-
owned incumbent currently offers.

“We are extremely pleased that URCA has approved the
transaction. We are hopeful that the other approvals required
will also be forthcoming and we are very excited about work-
ing with the BTC team and the Government to improve tele-
com services for all the people of the Bahamas,” said Geoff
Houston, who is leading the CWC transition team.

The company said it was pleased URCA cleared the pro-
posed transaction for a majority shareholding in BTC without
referring it on to a second stage process nor seeking to impose
conditions on the approval.

The industry regulator rejected concerns that CWC would use
the extended three-year cellular monopoly to "impede the
growth of competition” in other markets.

Pointing out that its powers under the Communications Act

SEE page seven

pouring of grief.

PM EXPRESSES SORROW OVER
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE HORROR

PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham
expressed his condo-
lences to the people
of Japan on behalf of
the Bahamas after a
devestating earth-
quake and tsunami
struck the Asian-
Pacific state.

“The Bahamas
joins with citizens
around the world in express-
ing profound sorrow at the
terrible loss of life and the
human tragedy resulting from
the catastrophic earthquake
and horrific tsunami impact-



3 ing Japan,” said Prime
Minister Ingraham.

“T have no doubt the
thoughts and prayers
of all Bahamians are
with the victims and
their families as they
endure the pain of the
dreadful natural disas-

PRIME MINISTER ter, he said.
Hubert Ingraham

This past January,
the Bahamas conclud-
ed a Tax Information
Exchange Agreement with
Japan. At that time, the Prime
Minister met with the Japan-

SEE page seven

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when clocks are

turned ahead by

one hour, ideal-

ly at bedtime on the Satur-
day night before. Any time-
pieces and timekeeping
devices that do not automat-
ically adjust should be man-
ually adjusted.

The return to Standard
Time begins at 2am on Sun-
day, November 6, at 2am
when clocks are turned back
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BEC DISMAY AT
INDUSTRIAL
ACTION BY
MANAGERS

: i By CELESTE NIXON
: Tribune Staff Reporter
: cnixon@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas Electricity

: Corporation said it was disap-
? pointed by the latest industrial
? action taken by its managers.

In a statement issued yester-

: day, BEC’s executive said its
? was "surprised" by the sick out
? conducted by about 90 per cent
of its managerial staff on Thurs-

SEE page seven

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff

PETROL RETAILERS
STOP DIESEL SALE

LOCAL petroleum retailers
stopped the sale of diesel at all
their locations yesterday.

The move forced the gov-
ernment to agree to meet with
them on Monday with a view
to address their diesel mark-up
which, it is claimed, has not
been increased for more than
30 years.

Ata price of $4.54, retailers
claim they are only making 19
cents on a gallon of diesel sold.
This margin, they said, is unsus-
tainable for their stations, with
many now not wanting to even
sell the product.

One retailer, who spoke to

SEE page seven
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS

DNS ee eee
Experimental school to open

in September, says Minister

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Minister of
Education Desmond Bannis-
ter said an experimental
school will be opened in Sep-
tember to determine the kinds
of changes that are needed in
the Bahamas’ public educa-
tion system.

“Tt will give us an opportu-
nity to see what works in the
Bahamas, how it works and
what are the ways we change
education over the years to
come based on data and sci-
entific inquiry,” he said.

Despite recent comments
to the contrary by an execu-
tive at a major industrial com-
pany in Freeport, Minister
Bannister said he believes
that Bahamian children can
compete with children any-
where in the world.

“Our children coming out
of schools are competitive
with young people anywhere
in the world. When you look
at the BGCSE results last
year, our children are highly
competitive and they can go
off to universities,” he said.

Last month at the Grand
Bahama Business Outlook,
Polymers International exec-
utive Greg Ebelhar spoke of
the effect of ‘Bahamianisa-
tion’ on education and the
existing barriers to free trade.

He said: “Bahamianisation
has insulated the Bahamian
worker from the real world
for too long. Bahamian ath-
letes have competed against
the world with stellar results.
Why, then, do we think that
the Bahamian worker needs
protection? Why do we not
aspire to making the Bahami-
an worker the best in the
world?”

Mr Ebelhar_ further
explained that pre-employ-



OPPORTUNITY: Education Minister Desmond Bannister

ment screening tests at his
company in basic math and
reading comprehension
showed a steady and unac-
ceptable decline in abilities.

He stated that while many
talented Bahamians are
afforded quality education,
few return home, and many
who are “left behind” are
without the basic tools to be
successful in life.

Mr Ebelhar said: “The
Bahamas cannot continue
with the current level of edu-
cation and compete against
the world, or even in the
Caribbean. When coupled
with Bahamianisation, com-
panies that must compete in
the world market are being
asked to compete with one
arm tied behind their back —
mostly at the general labour
level. Basic math and com-
puter skills are required by
mechanics, electrical techni-
cians, factory workers and so
on.”

He added: “The key is to
changing behaviour and atti-
tudes.

“Instead of, ‘I should have
this job because Iam Bahami-
an', would it not be more
empowering to be able to say,
‘Lam the best at this job and I
earned it?’.”

Visiting Grand Bahama this
week, Minister Bannister said
the Government is develop-

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that type of training.

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ensure that our high school

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have any qualifications that } ng a
Bahamian children don’t } oo Hie — ou
have. And I would like any- } ee
b a ‘ tell th : reasons to the country for refus-
Ody Who can tell me Other ing to renew Babak’s work per-
i mit.

“We are developing more

avenues with respect to tech- } 4 reason why he took that

IVI} (position). (Mr Babak) had a
there are more opportunities }
now, and you will see more :

wise, to show me otherwise.

nical education, even at BT'VI

of them in Grand Bahama.
“And when

Bannister said.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency re-
sponsible for regulating the Investment Funds, Securities and Capi-
tal Markets in the Bahamas through its administration of the Se-
curities legislation (the Investment Funds Act, 2003 and Securities
Industry Act, 1999), is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Field Examiner

Responsibilities:

Plan and conduct field inspections of licensees and registrants
of the Commission
Conduct informational interviews with licensees and registrants
of the Commission
Prepare compliance reports and deficiency letters to licensees
and registrants upon completion of field inspections

Monitor and follow up with licensees and registrants on satis
factory resolution of deficiencies identified in inspection reports
Assist with investigations of regulated and unregulated
securities, mutual funds and capital market participants

Review and analyze financial statements of licensees and
registrants of the Commission

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree Accounting

Internal or external audit experience
Knowledge of securities, mutual funds and capital markets
products / Series 7 or equivalent
Knowledge of Securities, AML/KYC and Financial and
Corporate Service Providers Legislation
1-2 years experience in auditing or public accounting
Knowledge of the Securities Industry.

om etencies:

Ability to work well with a team

Analytical thinker, achievement oriented

Strong Organization skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered.
To apply, please write attaching a resume to:

MANAGER - CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

P. O. BOX N-8347

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Fax: 356-7530

E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs

Applications should be submitted no later than March 21, 2011

someone }
makes an allegation like that I :
would like to know the entire ;
background to what they are }
saying because we certainly
want to be able to understand
what they are getting at,” Mr :

_ INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF CAUS

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
i dmavecck@tibunemedia net

FREEPORT - PLP Leader

; pe Christie said the policies
i of the Ingraham administration
i have caused a lot of concern
i for investors and have nega-
i tively impacted the country.

Mr Christie was referring to

the position taken by Mr Ingra-
i ham not to renew Hannes
: Babak’s work permit and the

“stop, review and cancel” poli-

i cy regarding several major
i investment projects approved
: under the former PLP govern-
i ment.

“A PLP government would

: not personalize government
? policy in the way that the cur-

od : ve -
ing more technical education } tent Prime Minister does,” he

programmes in the public said while on Grand Bahama

i recently.

“And clearly, he extends his

While attending a press con-

the work permit of Mr Babak,
the former chairman of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,
despite the many projects
Babak had on the drawing

contacts in Europe.
Pointing out that it was Mr

“He never gave this country

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number of projects on the
drawing board earmarked for
Grand Bahama and still Mr
Ingraham refused to grant him
a work permit,” Mr Brown said.

In response, Mr Christie said:
“We have a policy of granting
work permits, there are strict
criteria in granting permits and
if someone conforms and com-
plies and meets standards and
requirements, then obviously,
if that person, in the opinion of
central government, is good for
the country there ought to be
no reason whatsoever for the
refusal of the permit.

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“Obviously, the business
people of the community will
have their views listened to, but
at the end of the day a govern-
ment has responsibility to make
decisions that are manifestly in
the best interest of the economy
of the country, the well being of
the people of the country, and it
is something we would not
broadcast in anyway.”

“The other consideration I
want to put on the table is when

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The Goverment of The Bahamas has received financing under the President's Emergency

Plan tor AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to manage HIV

Testing aod Prevention Programs.

(AIDS Sorategic Intoomarion, Laboranory

The Ministry of Health invites application to fill positions of Strategic Laboratory
Strengthening Manager and Information Management Business Analyst,

POSTS POR IMMEDIATE HIRING

STRATEGIC LABORATORY STRENGTHENING MANAGER

General Function



The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of laboratory quality assurance
advice and assistance to the various laboratories in country, to support surveillance for HIV,
STLA, TH, (31, ane Merging diseases. The candidate will establish and bnpelenieut CA
standatds and operating procedures, inchading specimen and inventory managenene,

Work chosely with the PEPP.AR Laboratory Implementing Partner (APENET) to carey out
laboratory gap analysis, resobre non-conformances, assist in the mplementation of the ISO
15189 Quality Management System (QM13) and accreditation of the Integrated Public Health

Laborarory

Education and Experience

a) Masters or Oectoral degree in laboratory sciences, biomedical research, or related field;
b) Experience in clinical lborarory practice;

c) Reowledge of ineernational laboravory

and clinical memitering.

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on HIV, TB and STT diagnosis

Interested persons are invited to submit a cover letter, cument cunncukum vitae and phooo in
Word of PDF formar to paulabowlegiaibahamas.pov.bs. Applications must be received by
Spm on Thursday, Mare 17, 2001

General Purpose

The Business Analyst is responsible for supporting information management initiatives
across the Munastry of Healeh (MOH), with a focus on developeng custom reports to enable

HIV (AIDS management.

The Business

Aumalyet will document clinical information ayater requirements for the

National AIDS Program, support the implementation of systems across clinics, and develksp
and implement business and clinical reports to enable decision making,

Education and Experience

a) Bachelors degree in Public Health Administration, Information Management, or related

field;

b) Three to five (3 to 3) years of experience in a related position, preferably in the health

field;

c) Sofraare application expertise in clinical informacion systema, specadshects, and darabases:

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Salary will be commensurate with degree and expenence and includes standard project

benefirs.

Interested persons are inwibed to submut a cover letter, curment curriculum vitae and photo in
Word or PDP foomar to paulabowlegi@ibahamas,povlbs. Applications must be received by
Spm on Thursday, March 17, 2011


PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





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

STR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

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Royal wedding costs bite media

LONDON — For the world's media soon
to descend on London for the royal wed-
ding, fairytale endings don't come cheap.

Already faced with declining revenues
and stretched resources, media organiza-
tions have been hit by a bevy of expensive
large-scale news events — the Gulf oil spill,
the Chilean miner disaster, Australian floods
and the chaos gripping the Middle East.

Now comes the mega-story of Prince
William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

"It's a major event and that takes
resources and people,” said Jeffrey Schnei-
der, senior vice president at ABC News. He
refused to say what the network was spend-
ing but said costs would entail live cover-
age of the April 29 wedding and paying for
correspondents and anchors on the scene.

The media's bill will also include highly
paid royal commentators, purpose-built stu-
dios, extra bandwidth, platforms for pho-
tographers and cameramen, transcontinental
flights, and hotels in one of the most expen-
sive cities in the world.

Some networks are hoping to shave some
expenses but most say it's just a hit they will
have to absorb — one that could very well
yield lucrative returns. The good-news
appeal and the couple's uber celebrity-royal
status have created a stir on the Internet
and social networking sites, offering a chance
for news organizations to increase audiences
and advertisement revenue.

Most organizations are betting that the
appetite for the wedding will eclipse Prince
Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981, when
there was no Facebook, Twitter and far few-
er online outlets.

MSN UK's editor-in-chief Matt Ball said
advertisers started calling to reserve space on
the website for April 29 “within a nanosec-
ond" of the wedding date being announced.
Yahoo has created a special micro site ded-
icated to the royal wedding countdown.

Bob Satchwell, executive director of
Britain's Society of Editors, said the event
will be big for both British and global news
organizations alike. "They wouldn't be
here if they didn't think they could sell news-
papers or gain viewers," Satchwell said.

Not everyone agrees the royal wedding
merits a freespending approach.

CBS's newly-installed president David
Rhodes recently told a company town-hall
meeting that after seeing figures committed
for coverage of major events, he has asked
for less spending on the wedding so more can
be spent on harder stories. As examples, he

cited the ouster of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak
and the shooting of U.S. Congress Repre-
sentative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona,
according to a person at the meeting, who
declined to be identified due to company
policy.

Most news organizations declined to
share their budgets for the royal wedding
— some because details have not been final-
ized and others for not wanting to appear
overly spendthrift.

"No one will tell you what it costs,” said
Christopher Wyld, director of London's For-
eign Press Association. "It will be costing
them tons in terms of airfare, hotels and the
like ... They feel it looks very bad."

In Canada, a commonwealth nation that
still retains Queen Elizabeth II as its
monarch, CTV is "treating it like an
Olympics," said Susanne Boyce, president of
creative, content and channels. That means
a full crew — not to mention the costs of a
scouting team around a month ahead of the
event. Royal commentators such as Katie
Nicholl, Ingrid Seward and Andrew Mor-
ton are also in high demand. Many organi-
zations have even inked lucrative contracts
with royal insiders for use of their expertise
— and accents. Most experts have been
locked into deals months in advance.

Boyce said finding a balance between
hard news and a royal, celebrity-type event
is a daily part of newsmaking.

"People want some good news as well,"
Boyce pointed out. "There's darkness, light,
that's life.”

NBC will also be sending "an army of
people” to London. "It will be hundreds,"
according to a person familiar with the plan-
ning who asked not to be named because
she wasn't authorized to speak to reporters.

The impact of the influx of journalists
expected in London is more pronounced
because news organizations are attempting
to compensate for diminished numbers in
foreign bureaux — or for the fact that many
bureaux have been closed altogether. Most
newspapers have dramatically slimmed their
international staffs to cut costs, relying on
wire services to fill the gap.

But the wedding has so much appeal that
organizations with cash will invest — despite
financial pressures.

"It's a story that we would not consider
scaling back on,” said Dennis Moore, USA
Today's entertainment team leader.

(This article was written by Cassandra
Vinograd of the Associated Press).

Govt should
penalise those
who spoil this

lovely island

Derelict Cars in
Vista Marina

EYESORE: Derelict cars in Vista Mista.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Keeping your neighbour-
hood surroundings clean is a
duty of all citizens and mem-
bers of a community.

The government does not
have the sole responsibility
to keep it clean or are at
fault for how dirty it got, the
government did not dispose
unwanted possessions and
garbage on the roads and
empty lots, we did it.

But what the Government
is responsible for, is allowing
citizens to get away with acts
like this and they should
penalize those citizens who
litter this beautiful island
that has been in high stan-
dard in the world.

I would love to see a law
like this in addition to the

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seatbelt law. My family and
I live in the Vista Marina
Subdivision in the western
side of the island of New
Providence.

For almost a year we have
been trying to get some
derelict vehicles that have
been dumped by one of our
neighbours in a vacant lot
across our home.

We are fortunate to have
a spectacular view of the sea
but obstructed by the view
of these vehicles that takes
away the beauty of our com-
munity or the simple act of



wanting to relax and enjoy
the view.

Iam a foreigner living in
this country for the past 14
years, my kids are Bahami-
ans and I love this country
and take pride for living
here and it is true that “It’s
better in The Bahamas.”
Why is it that some Bahami-
ans cannot feel that pride?
Make an effort this year and
rethink and do something
good for your country, it
takes a little to get a long
way.

PATRICIA

M FOUNTAIN

A proud

Killarney Resident
Nassau,

March 5, 2011.

Reckless driving by the police
and prison bus has to stop

EDITOR, The Tribune.

explanation for recklessly endangering the
innocent lives of residents like that — so

How long before the police and prison
bus convoy kill somebody careening reck-
lessly up Eastern Road running everybody

whatever the reason, it won't be good
enough for me.
They need to think of another solution for

off the road. Who decided this was a good
idea?

Earlier this week, I was hard up against a
rock wall and that Partridge Family bus led
by a blur of lights that I assume was a police
car, missed me and my three kids by mere

the prisoners. Deliver lunch to the courts
or change the time the prison feeds their
inmates or simply drive the speed limit with-
out running everybody off the road.

But to endanger the lives of innocent cit-

Join the Leading Environmental Conservation : l : ,
izens just so prisoners can get back for din-

Organization in The Rahamas

inches. ner is simply asinine. Somebody will be
nTY; PRESEaU ' I'm telling you, one more inch would have _ killed.
JFPORTU E SERVE ADW STR: hs : _ : : é
sciebecinieiatia oid i. a ee ee killed my whole family. Please STOP this nonsense before it's
FROGRAMME DIRECTOR I could just grip the wheel and wait for the too late
LEON LEVY NATIVE PLANT PRESERVE - ELEUTHERA crash knowing that my two-year-old on that
side was going to be killed instantly. I don't PETER DUPUCH
know yet how they missed us. Nassau,

Position Sammary: This pesition is located in Governor's Harbour, Elesthera
Candidate will be responsible for providing day to day management and
supervision of Leon Levy Nate Plant Preserve (LLNPP). Potential cundadates
should have a love for the Bahamian envaronment. A. strong mterest in the
natural history and cultural history of The Bahamas is a plus,

There could be no reason or excuse or March 10, 2010

GN1191

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Price Control Act (1971)
(Chapter 339)
The Control (General) (Amendment)
(No. 3) Regulations, 2011

Primary Respensibilities:

General Preserve management duties

Develop all age school curriculum’ programs includimg detailed beseon
plans, heacher workshops, spocal sunnier programmcs and on sae
activities

Outreach to locel and national edecational institations

Manage on site programs including Docent programme, special events
and inter programmes.

Serve as a community haison between Local Government, Minsstry of
Tourism, local businesses and other agencics.

Notice

a The public is hereby advised that effective, Friday, 11 March, 2011,

MS or AS Degree in Exvironnmental education, Biology or Botany with the Honourable Minister of Labour and Social Development has
a minimum of 5 years’ experience
Demonstrated experience in Program development
- Teaching certification a plus
- Proficiency in MS Office suite
Sarong organizational and time management skills
Excellent oral and written communication sicills

approved prices for the following breadbasket commodities:

1. Cooking Oil
2. Sugar
3. Corned Beef

Te apply: Sebmat cover better, resume and three references to the Bahamas
Mational Tras, Attn: Human Resources aeemyssiibnits by 18th,
2011

PERMANENT SECRETARY


THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS

nn
20 per cent of pregnancies in

Bahamas to women under 20

WHY VEX?

"| is vex when | hears that illegal squatters in the illegal 'shanty towns’
are Bahamians. It does not matter what nationality you is, what is the se
is that it is illegal to literally 'squat' and do your thing on land you do not
own! "The fact that the law cannot always check up on you does not make
it right. The laws of our beautiful sovereign Bahamaland nation which our
forefathers toiled, suffered and elected to govern come first. Failure to fol-

low our laws and regulations established for good reason usually carries

a heavy toll when not obeyed, not only on the victims but on all of our : yy, country are to women under the age of

: 20, according to latest statistics.

nation.”
- Helping da Sufferin'

ical ambitions. It seems every day some of them switch up they mouth,

and saying what they can to get couple more votes next election.

sense and morals.”
- Eyes wide open

"| am vex because there are too few preachers preaching the old fash-

stopped the moral upbringing of the nation while all hell breaking loose.”
- Christian

"| am vex now that | reads that some criminals already found guilty are the expense of legal services and the impli-
getting rid of their ankle monitoring bracelets to roam free onthe streets : cations of legally unrecognised unions, such
again so | would recommend that whomsoever recommends these crim- § 2: cohabitation: the spiritual need for for:
inals should also be punished for their bad decision and subjecting the vic- giveness, peace and love for self and others:
tim and public to be faced with the ‘freed’ criminal again. Same goes for and the fact that 20 per cent of all preg-

persons who skip bail. Someone has to be responsible, don't they?"
- Baffled

"| so vex ‘cause all | am seeing an’ hearing is cheap phone rates,

cheap phone sales, texting, long distance connections, more phone :
stores, more phone dis an’ dat and more blah, blah, blah. Doesn't anyone ;

realise that our nation needs to advance in all other ways other than by talk,

phone sales and more talking. Man should not live on the phone alone, get

a life.”
- Human Being

“| am vex that even though government selected a company a few weeks :
ago to repair our traffic lights, it seems like all the lights on this island still :
ain' working. What is going on in this country? How are people supposed
to have a good quality of life when traffic lights are off, the roads bumpy

and bite up, plus the water rusty and low pressure.

"Maybe it's the high population on New Providence that exacerbates the :
problem so government and businesses owners need to think outside the }
box and get some of these people onto our beautiful and underdeveloped
Family Islands. Or better yet, y'all stay in this overcrowded cesspool :

while | move to an Out-Island and enjoy the rest of my life stress free."
- Stressed Out

Are you vex? Send complaints to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net.

humane

The Bahamas Humane Society

Adoption Puppy Special!

Bring home some loving today!

The Bahamas Humane Society has too many lovely puppies
available for adoption. Our puppy shelters are bursting at the seams
from all the wagging tails. For a limited time only, adoption fees for
both puppies and dogs have been waived and we are asking for a

donation in lieu of the standard fee.

TWENTY per cent of all pregnancies in

The ramifications of single motherhood

i : ; ee es yi at an early age were discussed as the Inter-
| am sick and tired of these pontificating politicians who use every i American Development Bank (IDB)

opportunity, tragedy and controversy as a soap box platform for their polit- } Pahamas Country Office on Tuesday cele-

just to go along with what they think is the popular public opinion, doing ae
1 i ‘Young Single Mothers and the Challenges
And the lambs, sheep and fools that hang onto the words of these hot : 4¢ \fotherhood and the Workplace’
air balloons should look around their respective constituencies, govern- : ,

ment schools and public hospital to see what 'my MP' and their party do : members addressed the psychological feel-
for them. Them boys ain’ on the blocks because of the recession or the } ings of entrapment, isolation and frustration
prime minister, they there because our social fabric has eroded since the : young women experience when (iced oath
drug era when all Bahamians wanted was a key of coke and fast money. :
Children raised themselves in the ghetto while flashy politicians, police and i ine nesioeC unprepared andiall alene,and
businessmen got fat and rich. Now we all want to cry and bemoan ; tional and intellectual emergence into

unemployment and low education. Stop depending on ‘guyment' to fix } a qutthood.

what they can't and won't fix, yuk ya child off the blocks and teach them :

Among other aspects of the issue, panel

before completing their own physical, emo-

The panel was comprised of Carolyn

? Evans, Magistrate of Family Court; Rev-
: erend Angela Palacious, Anglican priest
? and counsellor; Dr Pearl McMillan, head of

. i : ; : ? Public Health, Ministry of Health, and Car-
ioned ‘fire and brimstone’ sermons where the pastor was never afraid to : olyn Roberts, Chief of Psychology at the
tell it as it is and direct the wicked and evil straight to the fiery pits of hell ? Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. They
and eternal damnation. Today it seems cat gat dey tongue and they have i discussed the issue from legal, religious,
become weak in the knees due to their lavish living, distracted, and ! health care, and psychological perspectives,
? identifying the challenges that young single
? mothers face.

Some of the challenges mentioned were:



nancies in the country are to women under
twenty years of age.

The panel members and some in the
audience proposed several recommenda-
tions to address the challenges of the young
single mother, such as a family court unit
that would function to assist mothers with
knowing their rights under the law, enact-
ment of legislation that acknowledges
cohabitation.

Additionally, the need for safe houses
and primary schools that included nurs-
eries was addressed.

The panel suggested that free nurseries
be established in areas close to workplaces
to facilitate mothers visiting their babies
during the lunch hour to nurse them and to
continue to bond.

This would bring greater peace of mind
to the mothers and enable them to focus on
their work as they would be assured of

their child’s well-being and security, the
panel said.

Finally, financing to carry out research
and studies in the area to better under-
stand the varied reasons behind the cause
of child and adolescent pregnancies and
their consequences were also recommend-
ed.

The panel members suggested that the
IDB assist the country with the implemen-
tation of these recommendations. IDB
Country Office representative Astrid Wyn-
ter informed the participants that the Bank
bases its involvement in the country on the
priority areas which are discussed and
agreed upon with the government in a
country strategy. The current IDB Strategy
with the Bahamas covers the period 2010-
2014, and focuses on four priority areas for
Bank support: energy, water and sanita-
tion, transport, and small and medium sized
enterprise development.

Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary
in the Ministry of Labour and Social Devel-
opment chaired the panel discussions.

The audience was made up of members
from civic organisations, such as the
Bahamas Family Planning Association and
Providing Access To Education (PACE)
Programme for pregnant young women as
well as government agencies, such as the
Bureau of Women’s Affairs, yhe Crisis
Centre, the Department of Statistics, and
independent researchers, lawyers and edu-
cators from the College of the Bahamas
and other institutions.

Police continue Grand Bahama murder inquiries

By DENISE MAYCOCK

dell Avenue area sometime

Johnson, a resident of Wed-
dell Avenue, was taken to hos-



Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia. net

POLICE investigations are
continuing into two separate
murders that occurred on
Grand Bahama early this week.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
said police have officially
released the identity of the man
who was shot to death on Mon-
day at Garden Villas as 42-year-
old Patrick Russell of Lewis
Yard.

Russell’s death is the second
homicide for the year on Grand
Bahama. Police received

PATRICE RUSSEL! reports of gunshots in the Wed-

around 11.45pm on Monday.

When officers arrived at the
scene, they discovered a gold-
coloured Nissan Maxima rid-
dled with bullets. Russell was
found slumped over the driver’s
seat.

According to reports, Rus-
sell was sitting in his car when
occupants in another vehicle
pulled up and opened fire on
him.

Grand Bahama Police are
also investigating the murder
of Tamaro Johnson who was
stabbed at a local nightclub in
Freeport, early Sunday morn-
ing.

pital. He died in the ICU on
Monday. His death is classified
as the island's first homicide for
the year.

Anyone with information
concerning these murders is
asked to contact the police.

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By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

HE vicious spate

of violent crimes

plaguing our soci-

ety is a manifesta-
tion of more complex social ills,
that is, absent fathers/mothers,
poor socialisation, low acade-
mic achievement, too much
exposure to violence via tele-
vision and other outlets, poor
conflict resolution skills and, of
course, the prevalence of drug
trafficking.

Indeed, the murderous, sadis-
tic state of affairs presently
afflicting the Bahamas is night-
marish and, these days, the
surge in the drug trade must be
accounted for as a major con-
tributing factor.

Over the years, the illicit
drug plague has tattered our
social fabric and will unremit-
tingly haunt the history of our
island chain for many years to
come. Recent discoveries of
marijuana fields throughout the
Bahamas and million dollar
drug caches in homes suggest
the local drug scene has expe-
rienced a resurgence.

Since the boom of the drug
trade, the Bahamas has slith-
ered from a quiet society where
people could sleep with their
doors open to — in some cor-
ners of the archipelago, partic-
ularly New Providence — a
crime-riddled, materialistic soci-
ety where brotherly love has
almost disappeared only to be
replaced by greed and a preoc-
cupation with “outdoing the
Jones’.”

Geographically, during the
drug explosion of the
1970s/1980s, the Bahamas
became the paramount staging



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point for the traffic of narcotic
drugs and psychotropic sub-
stances due to its ideal location
between the US (demand) and
South American drug produc-
ers. Islands such as the Exu-
mas, the Berry Islands, Abaco,
Long Island, Grand Bahama,
Inagua, San Salvador and
Eleuthera soon lost their exot-
ic glaze, becoming shadowy
outposts as rapacious locals
were besieged by their zeal for
quick riches.

The 1970s/1980s was the pin-
nacle of the drug trade as
cocaine and marijuana were
routinely smuggled through the
Bahamas, with unsupervised
aitfields or go-fast boats (even
yachts and freighters) being
used with the knowledge and
co-operation of high-ranking
Bahamians.

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According to the report of
the 1984 Commission of
Inquiry, serious drug traffick-
ing began to afflict the
Bahamas in 1968. In October,
1984, nearly the entire Pindling
Cabinet was caught up in scan-
dal, and while Pindling and sev-
eral others were exonerated,
there were those who were
found guilty of misconduct.

However, there were and still
are questions surrounding Sir
Lynden Pindling’s spending of
eight times his official salary,
which he claimed resulted from
the generosity of Everett Ban-
nister, a business associate.

In disgust, former Governor
General Arthur Hanna, former
PM Perry Christie, Sir Clement
Maynard and PM Hubert
Ingraham all resigned. These
resignations should have rever-
berated throughout Bahamian
politics and led to a revitalisa-
tion of society, but this was not
to happen as the trade and ill-
fated use of dope by Bahamians
persisted.

Today, catchy slogans, med-
leys and a plethora of other
attention-grabbing promotion-
al undertaking are used to pro-
mote the Bahamas as a perpet-
ual and ideal tourist paradise.
However, these efforts may
prove fruitless if crime contin-
ues to erupt across the national
landscape. For many Bahami-
ans, the remnants of the height
of drug-trafficking are all still
apparent, particularly the high
occurrences of brutal crimes,
the eyesore of strung-out

vagabonds patrolling the streets
and peddling for “a quarter” to }

most likely purchase dope and,

of course, the fervent obsession i
of many Bahamians with vani- }

ty.

— coupled with alcohol —

downs, domestic violence,

absenteeism and unwarranted :
accidents all resulting from }

their use.

I can recall listening to a rec- }
ollection of the life story of a }
joneser on Village Road and }
hearing about how he was a for- }
mer pilot, was married with i
children and living in a nice :
home. However, drugs got a }

hold of him, relegating him to a : Grand Bahama Catholic High School a little drama paid off, as

wandering social misfit with no they made a strong showing at the E Clement Bethel National
profession, no wife, no home :

and mortified children. In this }

instance, a formerly thriving } dramatic performance was a wonderful feeling.

man became an utter slob.

for a speedy high.

their licences revoked.

By and large, the drug trade i
in the Bahamas has had acost- i
ly impact on society, ranging
from the negligence of family, }

pauperism and homelessness,

urban/social decay, lack of :
investor confidence and a }
weakened economy, sexually :
transmitted diseases, an ?
health i
concerns/costs and a spike in }

upsurge in

violent crime.

As Bahamians, we must be }
cognisant that patriots — true :
patriots — would not contribute :
to shredding the social fabric :
of their country for 30 pieces

of silver (i.e. a few quick bucks).

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‘Students proud of their dramatic
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(BIS photo/Eric Rose)
PERFORMANCE: Kristoff Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader at
Grand Bahama Catholic High School, performs as an old man
attending a Bahamian wedding at the E Clement Bethel National
Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport.

FOR students Desiree Joseph and Kristoff Strachan of the

Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport this week.
Ms Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader, said getting a 94 for her
“Hard

“T was very happy, very exited about it,” she said.

Tobacco, alcohol and illegal work does pay off.”
drug use is becoming more }

widespread among high school } coach and English language and literature teacher Leslie

students, with the usage if mar- ? Dorsett was there to see the strong performance.
ijuana and other inhalants } : :
becoming increasingly popular } last time, too; so Tam very happy that she supports us in every-
in grades nine to 12. News sto- } thing that we do.

ries of children as young as age } adi eas
10 purchasing a one : James Catalyn come to Freeport to do the adjudication.
addicted to alcohol must not be } : :
taken flippantly. These inci- } talking about; so every score that he gives, you really cannot
dents are patent indicators of }

a new generation of substance

abusers who are willingly sacri- have performed so strongly in his first time entering the Festival.

ficing books and brain cells — : He scored a 93. “I actually thought it was going to be very

and the future of our country — nerve-wracking because I had heard about Mr Catalyn and that

? he was a strict man and very critical about getting things the

The law must be enforced ; Tight way, but being here is not as bad as I had heard,” Mr Stra-

and it must be established that }

bartenders should request the } heeicce tack f
relevant. identilication of 7 We pece tot bun fo penbry.
patrons who seem too young, }

thereby refusing to sell alcohol } did so well in their performance that day and she pointed out

to anyone under age 18. The } that they have practiced “long and hard” to hone their skill.
discovery of any alcoholic }

depot not complying should ed the performers that it is a national festival and there are still

face stiff penalties and/or have ; many islands to go through. However, she encouraged them to

: be proud of their performances.

Ms Joseph added that she was especially happy that their

“This is my second year entering the festival and she was here

Ms Joseph said she was honoured to have a cultural icon like
“Mr Catalyn is always very hard because he knows what he is

ague with it,” she said.
Mr Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader, said he was amazed to

chan said. “I am pretty ecstatic right now.”
He added that he was happy that his teacher and coach chose

Ms Dorsett said she was “extremely happy” that her students

Organising secretary for the festival Keva Cartwright remind-



(BIS photo/Eric Rose)
WAITING: Desiree Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader at Grand
Bahama Catholic High School, plays “Waiting in Line” at the E
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in
Freeport.

Ji tr Cemembran ce of



é Lire. La SRHE Farrtis eg tn

August 11, ‘J223 - March 13, 2

Daphne was a loving, generous, strong willed
woman. She loved good food, movies, humor,
and adventure!

In one of her adventures, a poem was written in
her honor as she was crowned “The Meridian
Queen’ in her native land of Peacehaven, Sussex
in 1823

TO-DAY, TO-DAF
The fete is To-day,

Ae pation pour banring
And streamers all gay;
The Downs are glistening,
The sea wears sheen,
For sweet Dapline Poplett's
Meridian Queen,

Qur memories build a special bridge when loved
ones have to part; this helps us feel we're with
them still and soothe a grieving heart

Gur menores span the years weve shared,
re ties that bind; they build a special
bridge of love and bring us peace of mind.

Daphne is greatly missed, especially y her
daughter, Shelagh Pritchard; son-in-law, Robert
Pritchard: grandchildren, Jodi, Vanessa, and

Heath; and missed by a host of other relatives
and friends.
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 7



BEC DISMAY AT
INDUSTRIAL
ACTION BY
MANAGERS

FROM page one

day.
The Bahamas Electrical
Utility Managerial Union
(BEUMU) is believed to be
behind the action, which was
reported to have involved 108
union members.

The statement said: "The
corporation is disappointed
with the decision by some
managers to engage in a sick
out especially as it continues
to meet with the BEUMU"
and the parties have been
making progress in discussing
a new industrial agreement.

Union president Ervin
Dean announced late last
week by that middle man-
agers would take strike action
because of the lack of
progress being made with
BEC negotiators.

Meeting

He said: "We have been
meeting over the past several
weeks and basically accom-
plished nothing. We have
asked them repeatedly to
comply with the industrial
agreement, they have refused.
They have refused to budge."

BEC stated that its negoti-
ating team has met with the
union twice weekly since Feb-
ruary 22 in an attempt to
negotiate an agreement that is
beneficial to both parties.

While the managers’ indus-
trial agreement expired in
2007, BEC said in a period of
economic stability managers
have continued to receive
annual salary increments
ranging from $1,600 to $2,100
—arate of about three per
cent of annual salary.

They have also received
Christmas bonuses and bene-
fits such as medical insurance.

BEC is calling on the BEU-
MU to be “reasonable” as the
corporation’s negotiators
remain committed to complet-
ing this process as quickly as
possible.

“BEC would also like to
inform the public that mea-
sures have been put in place
to minimise any possible dis-
ruption to electricity supplies
as a result of the action taken
by the BEUMU,” the state-
ment said.



FROM page one

appointment of Usman Saa-
dat, URCA's chief executive

officer (CEO), who was once

a CEO of CWC St Lucia. He
also pointed to the fact that

i Marsha Lewis, a human
i resources consultant at
: URCA, is also a former
i employee of the London-
: based telecommunications
i provider.

Given the appearance of

i this "conflict of interest", Mr
: Evans called on the nation's
: political and religious leaders
: to denounce the regulator's

approval.
"This matter is something

for the government to under-

LOCAL NEWS

stand, that conflict of interest
is far reaching. We as a nation
ought not to let this go, this is
a fight bigger than the union,
it's about ethics. I would hope
that those in power whether
religious or political would
stand up and say ‘This is not
right’.

"We know from their track
record that Cable and Wire-
less always wanted to have
some control or say with
industry regulatory board —
they tried this tactic in St
Lucia in early 2000 or 2001
and threatened to pull out of
the country if they couldn't
be a part of the regulatory
(drafting) board. But the
prime minister of St Lucia
stood up and said it would

‘We want 10,000 for BTC protest

have been a disadvantage to }
other entrants (into their mar- ;

ket)."

will transfer key management }
jobs at BTC outside of the ;
Bahamas, to other countries :
where they maintain opera- }

tions.
On Thursday,

of a51 per cent stake in BTC :
on the grounds it would not }

lessen competition in any of
the services the state-owned
incumbent currently offers.

Mr Evans also fears CWC i

URCA }
approved CWC's acquisition

_ INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF

_ CAUSING INVESTOR CONCERN

FROM page three

you start to say publicly who you will give work permits to and who
? you will not give work permits to, it sends a wrong signal to peo-
ple outside.

“And I think this Ingraham government, through its stop, review
? and cancel policies, through its personalisation of economic poli-
: cies, have caused a lot of concern on the part of investors in this
? country as to its stability.”
“Standards and Poor, the international rating agency, said they
? made a mistake and instead of cushioning the impact of the reces-
? sion, they exacerbated it...when they cancelled (projects).”
Mr Christie said the contract for a new school in Grand Bahama
? that was awarded to Patrick McDonald has been cancelled by the
? FNM after it came to office, while a contract for a similar school in
? Nassau was not cancelled.

The industry regulator :

rejected concerns that CWC ;

Contracts

would use the extended three- i

year cellular monopoly to }
"impede the growth of com- }

petition” in other markets.



CWC ‘pleased’ with URCA approval of the BIC deal

FROM page one

only allowed it to block industry mergers and

acquisition on competition grounds, and when

the purchase of media assets was against the
: public interest, the regulator concluded of the

PETROL RETAILERS

FROM page one

The Tribune yesterday on condition of anonymi-

ty, said he is finding it increasingly difficult to stay
? in business.

“Right now diesel is $4.54 at our station (Tex-
aco). On that we make 19 cents. I don’t think

that’s fair. Gas is still $4.72, but we expect that to
? go up next week. What the public doesn’t realise
: is when those prices go up we have to find the

extra money to buy it, but our
margins stay the same. We
have to pay for security, rent,
salaries, insurance etc. At this
rate, soon every retailer will
be out of business,” he said.

Phenton Neymour, Minis-
ter of State for the Environ-
ment, said he thought the
actions taken by the petroleum
retailers yesterday was “dras-
tic”, considering they were
only recently informed of their
position.

“IT had spoken to the

PHENTON
NEYMOUR

i Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association pres-
: ident this morning and indicated I was willing
? to meet with them anytime, even today. They
: indicated they preferred to meet on Monday to
? receive a formal presentation from them.

“We recognise there are challenges they face as
a result of increasing prices. We recognised they

; have had increases in expenses, security labour,
: but what we must do as a government when look-
: ing at an application like this, one must also look

at the position of wholesalers and customers to
determine the full effect any increase would have

; on them.

“That is why it is important that they provide

the data to the government. At the same time, the

Nepales

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZ LOUISSAINT of
P.O. BOX SB-50026, ADELAID ROAD, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
12" day of March, 2011 to the Minister responsible for
nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

BTC privatisation: "URCA finds that the }
change in control contemplated by the trans- ;
action would not have either of the adverse :
effects set out [in the Act's] section 72; sub- ;
stantially lessening competition, or for a change
in control involving a media public interest, an :

effect contrary to public interest.”

STOP DIESEL SALE

government is collecting its own information to i
look at the position of all the stakeholders with a }
view that all can be addressed and hardship is not :

brought to all,” he said.

Mr Neymour said a concern of the govern- }
ment is that when there is a price increase at the }

“He cherry picked who he wanted to give contracts to, and that
? was wrong and it impacted the country negatively,” Mr Christie
? said. The opposition leader also commented on the refusal of
? Mr Ingraham to engage in discussions with the Port Authority
? regarding the expiration of tax exemptions of the Hawksbill Creek
; Agreement.

? “When you have a very volatile and unpredictable policy appli-
cation on the part of government that I am not going to talk to you
? about the termination or ending of the agreement in 2015 until after
the next election, you must always be able to talk with investors.

“You must be able to hear because the one thing that the
: Bahamas has failed on to date is being able to work in accor-
? dance with a proper plan. Planning takes you well beyond 10
? years and that is very evidently lacking in the Ingraham govern-
? ment, and it would certainly be put in place by my government.”
: ‘We want to bring a different kind of governance here. One that
? will focus on challenges we have and lift up the assets that Grand
: Bahama has, and find a way to...maximise the return of those
: assets in the form of policies.

“We have another set of elections coming up and the people of
Grand Bahama will have to make the choice and the choice is a
? very clear one: more of the same, or a new path...one in which we
? will have a government in here with our sleeves rolled up working
? to bring about the empowerment of the people of Freeport and
? Grand Bahama,” he said.

pump, there is a rippling effect not only in New i

Providence, but the Family Islands as well which ;
effects wholesalers, distributors, and retailers :

PM’S SORROW OVER QUAKE HORROR

there. “First of all there is an application process

and one must follow that process first. If one }

FROM page one

had a concern one would have expected that this }

process would have begun by the retailers along
time ago. That process includes the provision of }
information. This is a process we went through in
2000 and the mid 1990s. To take such action }

without carrying out all of the actions is drastic.

“The government has a responsibility to ensure i

the quality of life for all Bahamians not just the
retailers and how this will affect them; how does
it affect the cost of the jitney? The retailers recog-

nise this is a regulated market, but they have a
responsibility too, to carry out the process for }
impacting customers. We recognise their invest- }

ment.”

? ese Ambassador accredited to The Bahamas, H.E. Ambas-
? sador Hiroshi Yamaguchi to discuss the mutual interest of
both governments to broaden and enhance relations.

“Japan is always amongst the first of the developed countries
? to respond to international disasters with help and assistance.
The Bahamas was happy to learn that the world community at
? the level of the United Nations and capital cities of the devel-
? oped countries with the ability to respond have signalled a
? readiness to lend whatever assistance is required by Japan,” said
: the Prime Minister.
He extended condolences to the government and people of
i Japan from the government and people of the Bahamas over
? the “tremendous loss of life and destruction from the disaster”.

Mr Neymour explained that when retailers }

apply for an increase they must first demonstrate i

an increase is warranted.

“They must present their case. When they :
invited me to talk, they called me on Sunday }

afternoon and I met with them Sunday night.

That demonstrates our commitment. But they :
also have a responsibility to provide informa-

tion on their challenges.”

In New Providence, wholesalers receive 33 }
cents per gallon on gasoline while retailers receive }
44 cents per gallon. This collective 77 cents is }
then added to the price of gasoline which is pur- }
chased on the international market. The mark up :
for diesel remains at 19 cents per gallon for retail- i

ers.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANSELET CHARLES of
COX AVENUE off CARMICHAEL Rd, P.O. BOX CR
54802, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 12â„¢ DAY of MARCH 2011 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-

7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/1#50

Conmuman Law and Equity Side

RE-AMENDED NOTICE

The Petition of Juaneta Buther in respect of:-

ALL TRAOSE pieces parcels or lots of
designated on the plan laid out by Garden
Hill Estates Mo. 3 being Lot Numbers £42 and
943 situate in the Southern District of the
island of Mew Providence ome of the islands

ane

of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
hounded MOATHWAROLY by land mow or
tarmerly the property of Garden Hill Estates
EASTWARDLY by @

Thiety (30) fet foad Reservation called and

and running Therean

3
known 26 Lily Lane and running thereon One

Hundredthis
seven Hundredths

and Nimety-three and Thirty-
and Minety-three and
Tharty-sewen Humdredths (193.37) feet and
SOUTHWARDLY BY Lot Number 841 and
running thereon and WESTWARDLY by a
portion of Numbers 818, B17, S16, 815, 214
and running thenecn
duanits Butler claims to be the owner of the fee
simple estate in possession of the said land and has applied
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas under $.3 of the
Quicting Titles Act, 1969 im the above action to have its tithe
to the said land inwestigated the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Tithe ta be
granted by the coir in accordance with pravigians of the
sald Act. Copies of the said plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at the Aegetry of the Sugreme Court,
East Street, ALP., and at the Chambers of C.F. Butler &
fssocates, Charles €. Carey Building, Dowdeswell Sereet,
Nassau, Bahamas.

MOTICE & HEREYEY GIVEN that any person having
right
recognized ni the Petition shall before ihe Bal hw Oe Lali
And HOS 2° Deceit 22" day of Apel
4.0. 2011 file in the said Registry of The Supreme Court and

dower of a te dower or any adwerse claim mot

serve the Petitioner or the above C.F. Butler & Associates a
statement of such cdaim in the prescribed foom wertfied by an
Affidavit to ber filed herewith

file and serve a statement of such claim by the above time

Failure of any such person to

will operate a5 a bar to such claim

CF. BUTLER & ASSOCIATES
Chambers

hho, 7 Dermings Maraor
Alice Street

Nastau, The Bahamas

Attommeys for the Petitioner






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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER e want 10,000 for BTC protest V olume: 107 No.92SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER MOSTLY SUNNY HIGH 80F LOW 67F Union calls f or march on House of Assemb ly The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM TRY OUR D OUBLE McFISH CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTEDAND REALESTATE BAHAMASBIGGEST SEE PAGES 11 and 12 I N S I D E I N S I D E JAPANQUAKEDISASTER B y CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter c nixon@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation said it was disappointed by the latest industrial action taken by its managers. In a statement issued yesterday, BECs executive said its was "surprised" by the sick out conducted by about 90 per cent of its managerial staff on ThursROADFATALITY: A 35-year-old man died in a traffic accident which left two other victims in hospital yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred at the junction of South Street and West Street. The man who died on the scene received serious injuries to his body. He was dri ving a grey 2000 Honda Accord. The driver and the passenger in a 1999 white Hyundai truck were both take to hospital. Their conditions are unknown. These pictures show the aftermath of the tragic accident and the out pouring of grief. GRIEFAFTER TRAFFIC TRAGEDY T IM CLARKE / TRIBUNE STAFF LOCAL petroleum retailers stopped the sale of diesel at all their locations yesterday. The move forced the government to agree to meet with them on Monday with a view to address their diesel mark-up which, it is claimed, has not been increased for more than 30 years. At a price of $4.54, retailers claim they are only making 19 cents on a gallon of diesel sold. This margin, they said, is unsustainable for their stations, with many now not wanting to even sell the product. One retailer, who spoke to PETROL RETAILERS S TOP DIESEL SALE BEC DISMAY AT INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY MANAGERS SEE page seven n HUNDREDSCONFIRMED DEAD n MASSIVETSUNAMISSTRIKE CABLE and Wireless Communications (CWC pleased the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC imposing conditions. Earlier this week, URCA approved the deal on the grounds it would not lessen competition in any of the services the stateowned incumbent currently offers. We are extremely pleased that URCA has approved the transaction. We are hopeful that the other approvals required will also be forthcoming and we are very excited about work ing with the BTC team and the Government to improve telecom services for all the people of the Bahamas, said Geoff Houston, who is leading the CWC transition team. The company said it was pleased URCA cleared the pro posed transaction for a majority shareholding in BTC without referring it on to a second stage process nor seeking to impose conditions on the approval. The industry regulator rejected concerns that CWC would use the extended three-year cellular monopoly to "impede the growth of competition" in other markets. Pointing out that its powers under the Communications Act CWC pleased with URCA approval of the BTC deal DAYLIGHT Savings Time begins on Sunday at 2am when clocks are turned ahead by one hour, ideally at bedtime on the Saturday night before. Any time pieces and timekeeping devices that do not automatically adjust should be man ually adjusted. The return to Standard Time begins at 2am on Sun day, November 6, at 2am when clocks are turned back by one hour, ideally at bed time on the Saturday night before. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME 2011 PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham expressed his condo lences to the people of Japan on behalf of the Bahamas after a devestating earthquake and tsunami struck the AsianPacific state. The Bahamas joins with citizens around the world in express ing profound sorrow at the terrible loss of life and the human tragedy resulting from the catastrophic earthquake and horrific tsunami impacting Japan, said Prime Minister Ingraham. I have no doubt the thoughts and prayers of all Bahamians are with the victims and their families as they endure the pain of the dreadful natural disaster, he said. This past January, the Bahamas conclud ed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Japan. At that time, the Prime Minister met with the Japan PM EXPRESSES SORROW OVER JAPAN EARTHQUAKE HORROR B y TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net P ROTESTERS against the sale of BTC to Cable & Wireless Communications plan to m arch on Parliament 10,000 strong when the House of Assembly reconvenes tod ebate the controversial deal. D espite the approval from industry regulator the Utilities Regulation & Competi t ion Authority's (URCA over the sale, union leaders and other privatisation detractors say they will not give up t heir cause until the deal is done. The final step in the acquis ition process is a debate and vote in Parliament scheduled for March 21. "We will continue to fight and protest on all fronts until a receipt is generated by the Treasury to say they have received payment (from CWC)," said Bernard Evans, head of one of the unions rep resenting workers at BTC. "We are asking for every working Bahamian to come out." Workers' Party Leader Rodney Moncur called for 10,000 demonstrators to flood Bay Street. He hopes more than half of this number will be supporters of the opposi tion Progres sive Liberal P arty. "We are trying to see if we can o rganise 10,000 citi zens to m arch. I have dispatched a letter to the l eader of the PLP asking that the PLP demonstrate that they are sincere by coming up with 6,000 supporters to join the march. "Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling once said demonstration was necessary for change. If we a re successful in bringing 10,000 to Bay Street, government will rescind or they will be forced out of power." Should the sale be passed through Parliament, the political hopeful wants a Commis sion of Inquiry to probe the details. For months, the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union, led by Mr Evans, and the Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Union have accused former CWC employees of infiltrating BTC and URCA. He referred to the SEE page seven T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f SEE page seven SEE page seven SEE page seven PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham R ODNEY MONCUR

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BY DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT PLP Leader Perry Christie said the policies of the Ingraham administration have caused a lot of concern for investors and have negatively impacted the country. M r Christie was referring to the position taken by Mr Ingraham not to renew Hannes Babaks work permit and the stop, review and cancel policy regarding several major investment projects approved under the former PLP government. A PLP government would not personalize government policy in the way that the current Prime Minister does, he said while on Grand Bahama recently. And clearly, he extends his personality into these issues and the country takes second place i n terms of what should be a correct policy approach to it. While attending a press conference at PLP Headquarters on Monday, former newspaper editor Oswald Brown asked Mr Christie his opinion regarding Mr Ingrahams denial to renew the work permit of Mr Babak, the former chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, despite the many projects Babak had on the drawing board for Freeport and his vast contacts in Europe. Pointing out that it was Mr Babak who was responsible for b ringing Ross University to Freeport, Mr Brown said that Mr Ingraham has not given his reasons to the country for refusing to renew Babaks work permit. He never gave this country a reason why he took that (positionMr Babak number of projects on the drawing board earmarked for Grand Bahama and still Mr Ingraham refused to grant him a work permit, Mr Brown said. In response, Mr Christie said: We have a policy of granting work permits, there are strict criteria in granting permits and if someone conforms and complies and meets standards and requirements, then obviously, if that person, in the opinion of central government, is good for the country there ought to be no reason whatsoever for the refusal of the permit. Obviously, the business people of the community will have their views listened to, but at the end of the day a government has responsibility to make decisions that are manifestly in the best interest of the economy of the country, the well being of the people of the country, and it is something we would not broadcast in anyway. The other consideration I want to put on the table is when LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 3 n BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Minister of Education Desmond Bannister said an experimental school will be opened in September to determine the kindsof changes that are needed in t he Bahamas public educat ion system. It will give us an opportun ity to see what works in the Bahamas, how it works and w hat are the ways we change education over the years to come based on data and scientific inquiry, he said. Despite recent comments to the contrary by an execu-tive at a major industrial company in Freeport, Minister B annister said he believes t hat Bahamian children can c ompete with children anyw here in the world. Our children coming out of schools are competitive with young people anywhere in the world. When you look at the BGCSE results last y ear, our children are highly c ompetitive and they can go off to universities, he said. L ast month at the Grand Bahama Business Outlook, Polymers International executive Greg Ebelhar spoke ofthe effect of Bahamianisation on education and the e xisting barriers to free trade. He said: Bahamianisation has insulated the Bahamian w orker from the real world for too long. Bahamian athletes have competed against the world with stellar results. Why, then, do we think that t he Bahamian worker needs p rotection? Why do we not a spire to making the Bahamian worker the best in the world? Mr Ebelhar further explained that pre-employ ment screening tests at his company in basic math and reading comprehensions howed a steady and unacc eptable decline in abilities. H e stated that while many talented Bahamians are a fforded quality education, few return home, and many who are left behind are without the basic tools to be s uccessful in life. M r Ebelhar said: The Bahamas cannot continue w ith the current level of educ ation and compete against the world, or even in the C aribbean. When coupled with Bahamianisation, com-p anies that must compete in t he world market are being asked to compete with one arm tied behind their back mostly at the general labour l evel. Basic math and com p uter skills are required by mechanics, electrical technic ians, factory workers and so on. He added: The key is to changing behaviour and attitudes. Instead of, I should have this job because I am Bahamia n', would it not be more empowering to be able to say, 'I am the best at this job and I earned it?. V isiting Grand Bahama this week, Minister Bannister said the Government is developing more technical education programmes in the public high schools. The ability of Bahamians t o do any job, I believe in, in a n unqualified way. Now, where you have to provide s pecialised training for jobs we have to be able to provide that type of training. We are developing the Inspire Programme to e nsure that our high school education in the public s chools has an element of t echnical education that we did not have previously, and w e are looking to continue to develop that, he said. But I dont see young peop le coming out of schools anywhere else in the world who have any qualifications that Bahamian children dont h ave. And I would like any b ody who can tell me otherwise, to show me otherwise. We are developing more avenues with respect to technical education, even at BTVI there are more opportunities now, and you will see more o f them in Grand Bahama. And when someone m akes an allegation like that I would like to know the entire background to what they are saying because we certainlyw ant to be able to understand what they are getting at, Mr Bannister said. Experimental school to open in September, says Minister INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF CAUSING INVESTOR CONCERN O PPORTUNITY: E ducationMinister Desmond Bannister SEE page seven

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EDITOR, The Tribune. Keeping your neighbourhood surroundings clean is a d uty of all citizens and memb ers of a community. The government does not h ave the sole responsibility t o keep it clean or are at f ault for how dirty it got, the government did not dispose unwanted possessions and garbage on the roads and empty lots, we did it But what the Government is responsible for, is allowing citizens to get away with acts l ike this and they should p enalize those citizens who l itter this beautiful island that has been in high stand ard in the world. I would love to see a law like this in addition to the seatbelt law. My family and I live in the Vista Marina Subdivision in the westerns ide of the island of New Providence. For almost a year we have been trying to get some derelict vehicles that have been dumped by one of ourn eighbours in a vacant lot across our home. We are fortunate to have a spectacular view of the sea but obstructed by the view of these vehicles that takes away the beauty of our com munity or the simple act of wanting to relax and enjoy the view. I am a foreigner living in this country for the past 14 years, my kids are Bahami ans and I love this country and take pride for living here and it is true that Its better in The Bahamas. Why is it that some Bahami ans cannot feel that pride?M ake an effort this year and r ethink and do something good for your country, it takes a little to get a long way. P ATRICIA M FOUNTAIN A proud Killarney Resident Nassau, M arch 5, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 Advertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 W EBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm LONDON For the world's media soon to descend on London for the royal wedding, fairytale endings don't come cheap. Already faced with declining revenues and stretched resources, media organizations have been hit by a bevy of expensive large-scale news events the Gulf oil spill, the Chilean miner disaster, Australian floods and the chaos gripping the Middle East. Now comes the mega-story of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton. "It's a major event and that takes resources and people," said Jeffrey Schneider, senior vice president at ABC News. He refused to say what the network was spending but said costs would entail live coverage of the April 29 wedding and paying for correspondents and anchors on the scene. The media's bill will also include highly paid royal commentators, purpose-built studios, extra bandwidth, platforms for pho tographers and cameramen, transcontinental flights, and hotels in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Some networks are hoping to shave some expenses but most say it's just a hit they willhave to absorb one that could very well yield lucrative returns. The good-news appeal and the couple's uber celebrity-royal status have created a stir on the Internet and social networking sites, offering a chance for news organizations to increase audiences and advertisement revenue. Most organizations are betting that the appetite for the wedding will eclipse Prince Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981, when there was no Facebook, Twitter and far fewer online outlets. MSN UK's editor-in-chief Matt Ball said advertisers started calling to reserve space on the website for April 29 "within a nanosecond" of the wedding date being announced. Yahoo has created a special micro site ded icated to the royal wedding countdown. Bob Satchwell, executive director of Britain's Society of Editors, said the event will be big for both British and global news organizations alike. "They wouldn't be here if they didn't think they could sell news papers or gain viewers," Satchwell said. Not everyone agrees the royal wedding merits a freespending approach. CBS's newly-installed president David Rhodes recently told a company town-hall meeting that after seeing figures committed for coverage of major events, he has asked for less spending on the wedding so more can be spent on harder stories. As examples, he cited the ouster of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and the shooting of U.S. Congress Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, according to a person at the meeting, who declined to be identified due to company policy. Most news organizations declined to share their budgets for the royal wedding some because details have not been finalized and others for not wanting to appear overly spendthrift. "No one will tell you what it costs," said Christopher Wyld, director of London's Foreign Press Association. "It will be costing them tons in terms of airfare, hotels and the like ... They feel it looks very bad." In Canada, a commonwealth nation that still retains Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch, CTV is "treating it like an Olympics," said Susanne Boyce, president of creative, content and channels. That meansa full crew not to mention the costs of a scouting team around a month ahead of the event. Royal commentators such as Katie Nicholl, Ingrid Seward and Andrew Mor ton are also in high demand. Many organizations have even inked lucrative contracts with royal insiders for use of their expertise and accents. Most experts have been locked into deals months in advance. Boyce said finding a balance between hard news and a royal, celebrity-type event is a daily part of newsmaking. "People want some good news as well," Boyce pointed out. "There's darkness, light, that's life." NBC will also be sending "an army of people" to London. "It will be hundreds," according to a person familiar with the plan ning who asked not to be named because she wasn't authorized to speak to reporters. The impact of the influx of journalists expected in London is more pronounced because news organizations are attempting to compensate for diminished numbers in foreign bureaux or for the fact that many bureaux have been closed altogether. Most newspapers have dramatically slimmed their international staffs to cut costs, relying on wire services to fill the gap. But the wedding has so much appeal that organizations with cash will invest despite financial pressures. "It's a story that we would not consider scaling back on," said Dennis Moore, USA Today's entertainment team leader. (This article was written by Cassandra Vinograd of the Associated Press). Govt should penalise those who spoil this lovely island LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Royal wedding costs bite media EYESORE: Derelict cars in Vista Mista. EDITOR, The Tribune How long before the police and prison bus convoy kill somebody careening reck lessly up Eastern Road running everybody off the road. Who decided this was a good idea? Earlier this week, I was hard up against a rock wall and that Partridge Family bus led by a blur of lights that I assume was a police car, missed me and my three kids by mere inches. I'm telling you, one more inch would have killed my whole family. I could just grip the wheel and wait for the crash knowing that my two-year-old on that side was going to be killed instantly. I don't know yet how they missed us. There could be no reason or excuse or explanation for recklessly endangering the innocent lives of residents like that so whatever the reason, it won't be good enough for me. They need to think of another solution for the prisoners. Deliver lunch to the courts or change the time the prison feeds their inmates or simply drive the speed limit without running everybody off the road. But to endanger the lives of innocent cit izens just so prisoners can get back for dinner is simply asinine. Somebody will be killed. Please STOP this nonsense before it's too late. PETER DUPUCH Nassau, March 10, 2010 Reckless driving by the police and prison bus has to stop

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net POLICE investigations are continuing into two separate murders that occurred on Grand Bahama early this week. Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said police have officially released the identity of the man who was shot to death on Mon day at Garden Villas as 42-yearold Patrick Russell of Lewis Yard. Russells death is the second homicide for the year on Grand Bahama. Police received reports of gunshots in the Wed dell Avenue area sometime around 11.45pm on Monday. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a goldcoloured Nissan Maxima riddled with bullets. Russell wasf ound slumped over the drivers seat. A ccording to reports, Russell was sitting in his car when occupants in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire on him. Grand Bahama Police are also investigating the murder of Tamaro Johnson who was stabbed at a local nightclub in F reeport, early Sunday morn ing. Johnson, a resident of Weddell Avenue, was taken to hospital. He died in the ICU on Monday. His death is classified as the island's first homicide for the year. A nyone with information concerning these murders is a sked to contact the police. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, PAGE 5 "I is vex when I hears that illegal squatters in the illegal 'shanty towns' are Bahamians. It does not matter what nationality you is, what is the point is that it is illegal to literally 'squat' and do your thing on land you do not own! "The fact that the law cannot always check up on you does not make it right. The laws of our beautiful sovereign Bahamaland nation which our forefathers toiled, suffered and elected to govern come first. Failure to follow our laws and regulations established for good reason usually carries a heavy toll when not obeyed, not only on the victims but on all of our nation. Helping da Sufferin' "I am sick and tired of these pontificating politicians who use every opportunity, tragedy and controversy as a soap box platform for their political ambitions. It seems every day some of them switch up they mouth, just to go along with what they think is the popular public opinion, doing and saying what they can to get couple more votes next election. "And the lambs, sheep and fools that hang onto the words of these hot air balloons should look around their respective constituencies, government schools and public hospital to see what 'my MP' and their party do for them. Them boys ain' on the blocks because of the recession or the prime minister, they there because our social fabric has eroded since the drug era when all Bahamians wanted was a key of coke and fast money. Children raised themselves in the ghetto while flashy politicians, police and businessmen got fat and rich. Now we all want to cry and bemoan unemployment and low education. Stop depending on 'guvment' to fix what they can't and won't fix, yuk ya child off the blocks and teach them sense and morals. Eyes wide open "I am vex because there are too few preachers preaching the old fashioned 'fire and brimstone' sermons where the pastor was never afraid to tell it as it is and direct the wicked and evil straight to the fiery pits of hell and eternal damnation. Today it seems cat gat dey tongue and they have become weak in the knees due to their lavish living, distracted, and stopped the moral upbringing of the nation while all hell breaking loose. Christian "I am vex now that I reads that some criminals already found guilty are getting rid of their ankle monitoring bracelets to roam free on the streets again so I would recommend that whomsoever recommends these criminals should also be punished for their bad decision and subjecting the victim and public to be faced with the 'freed' criminal again. Same goes for persons who skip bail. Someone has to be responsible, don't they?" Baffled "I so vex 'cause all I am seeing an' hearing is cheap phone rates, cheap phone sales, texting, long distance connections, more phone stores, more phone dis an' dat and more blah, blah, blah. Doesn't anyone realise that our nation needs to advance in all other ways other than by talk, phone sales and more talking. Man should not live on the phone alone, geta life. Human Being "I am vex that even though government selected a company a few weeks ago to repair our traffic lights, it seems like all the lights on this island still ain' working. What is going on in this country? How are people supposed to have a good quality of life when traffic lights are off, the roads bumpy and bite up, plus the water rusty and low pressure. "Maybe it's the high population on New Providence that exacerbates the problem so government and businesses owners need to think outside the box and get some of these people onto our beautiful and underdeveloped Family Islands. Or better yet, y'all stay in this overcrowded cesspool while I move to an Out-Island and enjoy the rest of my life stress free." Stressed Out Are you vex? Send complaints to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net. WHY YOU VEX? TWENTY per cent of all pregnancies in the country are to women under the age of 20, according to latest statistics. The ramifications of single motherhood at an early age were discussed as the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB Bahamas Country Office on Tuesday celebrated International Womens Day by hosting a lunchtime event under the theme: Young Single Mothers and the Challenges of Motherhood and the Workplace. Among other aspects of the issue, panel members addressed the psychological feelings of entrapment, isolation and frustration young women experience when faced with motherhood unprepared and all alone, and before completing their own physical, emotional and intellectual emergence into adulthood. The panel was comprised of Carolyn Evans, Magistrate of Family Court; Reverend Angela Palacious, Anglican priest and counsellor; Dr Pearl McMillan, head of Public Health, Ministry of Health, and Carolyn Roberts, Chief of Psychology at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre. They discussed the issue from legal, religious, health care, and psychological perspectives, identifying the challenges that young single mothers face. Some of the challenges mentioned were: the expense of legal services and the implications of legally unrecognised unions, such as cohabitation; the spiritual need for forgiveness, peace and love for self and others; and the fact that 20 per cent of all pregnancies in the country are to women under twenty years of age. The panel members and some in the audience proposed several recommendations to address the challenges of the young single mother, such as a family court unit that would function to assist mothers with knowing their rights under the law, enact ment of legislation that acknowledges cohabitation. Additionally, the need for safe houses and primary schools that included nurseries was addressed. The panel suggested that free nurseries be established in areas close to workplaces to facilitate mothers visiting their babies during the lunch hour to nurse them and to continue to bond. This would bring greater peace of mind to the mothers and enable them to focus on their work as they would be assured of their childs well-being and security, the panel said. Finally, financing to carry out research and studies in the area to better understand the varied reasons behind the cause of child and adolescent pregnancies and their consequences were also recommended. The panel members suggested that the IDB assist the country with the implementation of these recommendations. IDB Country Office representative Astrid Wynter informed the participants that the Bank bases its involvement in the country on the priority areas which are discussed and agreed upon with the government in a country strategy. The current IDB Strategy with the Bahamas covers the period 20102014, and focuses on four priority areas for Bank support: energy, water and sanitation, transport, and small and medium sized enterprise development. Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development chaired the panel discussions. The audience was made up of members from civic organisations, such as the Bahamas Family Planning Association and Providing Access To Education (PACE Programme for pregnant young women as well as government agencies, such as the Bureau of Womens Affairs, yhe Crisis Centre, the Department of Statistics, and independent researchers, lawyers and educators from the College of the Bahamas and other institutions. 20 per cent of pregnancies in Bahamas to women under 20 Police continue Grand Bahama murder inquiries P ATRICK RUSSELL

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By ADRIAN GIBSON a jbahama@hotmail.com T HE vicious spate of violent crimes plaguing our society is a manifestation of more complex social ills, that is, absent fathers/mothers, p oor socialisation, low academic achievement, too much exposure to violence via television and other outlets, poor conflict resolution skills and, of course, the prevalence of drug trafficking. Indeed, the murderous, sadistic state of affairs presently a fflicting the Bahamas is nightmarish and, these days, the surge in the drug trade must be accounted for as a major contributing factor. Over the years, the illicit drug plague has tattered our social fabric and will unremit tingly haunt the history of our island chain for many years to c ome. Recent discoveries of marijuana fields throughout the Bahamas and million dollar drug caches in homes suggest the local drug scene has experienced a resurgence. Since the boom of the drug trade, the Bahamas has slithered from a quiet society where p eople could sleep with their doors open to in some corners of the archipelago, particularly New Providence a crime-riddled, materialistic society where brotherly love has almost disappeared only to be replaced by greed and a preoc cupation with outdoing the J ones. Geographically, during the drug explosion of the 1970s/1980s, the Bahamas became the paramount staging point for the traffic of narcotic drugs and psychotropic sub stances due to its ideal location between the US (demand South American drug producers. Islands such as the Exumas, the Berry Islands, Abaco, Long Island, Grand Bahama, Inagua, San Salvador and Eleuthera soon lost their exotic glaze, becoming shadowy outposts as rapacious locals were besieged by their zeal for quick riches. The 1970s/1980s was the pinnacle of the drug trade as cocaine and marijuana were routinely smuggled through the Bahamas, with unsupervised airfields or go-fast boats (even yachts and freighters) being used with the knowledge and co-operation of high-ranking Bahamians. According to the report of the 1984 Commission of Inquiry, serious drug trafficking began to afflict the Bahamas in 1968. In October, 1984, nearly the entire Pindling Cabinet was caught up in scandal, and while Pindling and several others were exonerated, there were those who were found guilty of misconduct. However, there were and still are questions surrounding Sir Lynden Pindlings spending of eight times his official salary, which he claimed resulted from the generosity of Everett Bannister, a business associate. In disgust, former Governor General Arthur Hanna, former PM Perry Christie, Sir Clement Maynard and PM Hubert Ingraham all resigned. These resignations should have rever berated throughout Bahamian politics and led to a revitalisa tion of society, but this was not to happen as the trade and illfated use of dope by Bahamians persisted. Today, catchy slogans, med leys and a plethora of other attention-grabbing promotional undertaking are used to pro mote the Bahamas as a perpet ual and ideal tourist paradise. However, these efforts may prove fruitless if crime contin ues to erupt across the national landscape. For many Bahamians, the remnants of the height of drug-trafficking are all still apparent, particularly the high occurrences of brutal crimes, the eyesore of strung-out vagabonds patrolling the streets and peddling for a quarter to most likely purchase dope and, of course, the fervent obsession of many Bahamians with vanity. Throughout the years, drugs coupled with alcohol has led to a societal meltdown, with crime, suicides, marital breakdowns, domestic violence, absenteeism and unwarranted accidents all resulting from their use. I can recall listening to a recollection of the life story of a joneser on Village Road and hearing about how he was a former pilot, was married with children and living in a nice home. However, drugs got a hold of him, relegating him to a wandering social misfit with no profession, no wife, no home and mortified children. In this instance, a formerly thriving man became an utter slob. Tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use is becoming more widespread among high school students, with the usage if marijuana and other inhalants becoming increasingly popular in grades nine to 12. News stories of children as young as age 10 purchasing and becoming addicted to alcohol must not be taken flippantly. These inci dents are patent indicators of a new generation of substance abusers who are willingly sacrificing books and brain cells and the future of our country for a speedy high. The law must be enforced and it must be established that bartenders should request the relevant identification of patrons who seem too young, thereby refusing to sell alcohol to anyone under age 18. The discovery of any alcoholic depot not complying should face stiff penalties and/or have their licences revoked. By and large, the drug trade in the Bahamas has had a cost ly impact on society, ranging from the negligence of family, pauperism and homelessness, urban/social decay, lack of investor confidence and a weakened economy, sexually transmitted diseases, an upsurge in health concerns/costs and a spike in violent crime. As Bahamians, we must be cognisant that patriots true patriots would not contribute to shredding the social fabric of their country for 30 pieces of silver (i.e. a few quick bucks L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427(www.gtwesley.org)SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH, 2011Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Katherine Rose 11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Men's Fellowship (B 7:00 p.m. Bro. Franklyn Bethel/Sis. Marilyn Tinker CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH, 2011 Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 A.M. SpeakerPastor Gregory Bethel FOR students Desiree Joseph and Kristoff Strachan of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School a little drama paid off, as they made a strong showing at the E Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport this week. Ms Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader, said getting a 94 for her dramatic performance was a wonderful feeling. I was very happy, very exited about it, she said. Hard work does pay off. Ms Joseph added that she was especially happy that their coach and English language and literature teacher Leslie Dorsett was there to see the strong performance. This is my second year entering the festival and she was here last time, too; so I am very happy that she supports us in everything that we do. Ms Joseph said she was honoured to have a cultural icon like James Catalyn come to Freeport to do the adjudication. Mr Catalyn is always very hard because he knows what he is talking about; so every score that he gives, you really cannot ague with it, she said. Mr Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader, said he was amazed to have performed so strongly in his first time entering the Festival. He scored a 93. I actually thought it was going to be very nerve-wracking because I had heard about Mr Catalyn and that he was a strict man and very critical about getting things the right way, but being here is not as bad as I had heard, Mr Strachan said. I am pretty ecstatic right now. He added that he was happy that his teacher and coach chose the piece for him to perform. Ms Dorsett said she was extremely happy that her students did so well in their performance that day and she pointed out that they have practiced long and hard to hone their skill. Organising secretary for the festival Keva Cartwright remind ed the performers that it is a national festival and there are still many islands to go through. However, she encouraged them to be proud of their performances. Students proud of their dramatic turn at National Arts Festival Y OUNG M AN S V IEW ADRIANGIBSON (BIS photo/Eric Rose PERFORMANCE: Kristoff Strachan, a 16-year-old 11th grader at G rand Bahama Catholic High School, performs as an old man a ttending a Bahamian wedding at the E Clement Bethel National A rts Festival Adjudications in Freeport. (BIS photo/Eric Rose WAITING: Desiree Joseph, a 17-year-old 12th grader at Grand Bahama Catholic High School, plays Waiting in Line at the E C lement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in Freeport. Complex social ills behind the spate of violent crimes FAMILAR SCENE: The gunshot-riddled body of a man was discoveredb y police in bushes off Carmichael R oad this week one more example of the s piralling crime problem.

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Standards and Poor, the international rating agency, said they made a mistake and instead of cushioning the impact of the recession, they exacerbated itwhen they cancelled (projects Mr Christie said the contract for a new school in Grand Bahama that was awarded to Patrick McDonald has been cancelled by the FNM after it came to office, while a contract for a similar school in Nassau was not cancelled. Contracts He cherry picked who he wanted to give contracts to, and that was wrong and it impacted the country negatively, Mr Christie said. The opposition leader also commented on the refusal of Mr Ingraham to engage in discussions with the Port Authority regarding the expiration of tax exemptions of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. When you have a very volatile and unpredictable policy application on the part of government that I am not going to talk to you about the termination or ending of the agreement in 2015 until after the next election, you must always be able to talk with investors. You must be able to hear because the one thing that the Bahamas has failed on to date is being able to work in accordance with a proper plan. Planning takes you well beyond 10 years and that is very evidently lacking in the Ingraham government, and it would certainly be put in place by my government. We want to bring a different kind of governance here. One that will focus on challenges we have and lift up the assets that Grand Bahama has, and find a way tomaximise the return of those assets in the form of policies. We have another set of elections coming up and the people of Grand Bahama will have to make the choice and the choice is a very clear one: more of the same, or a new pathone in which we will have a government in here with our sleeves rolled up working to bring about the empowerment of the people of Freeport and Grand Bahama, he said. INGRAHAM GOVT ACCUSED OF CAUSING INVESTOR CONCERN FROM page three day. The Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU behind the action, which was reported to have involved 108 union members. The statement said: "The corporation is disappointed with the decision by some managers to engage in a sick out especially as it continues to meet with the BEUMU" and the parties have been making progress in discussinga new industrial agreement. Union president Ervin Dean announced late last week by that middle managers would take strike action because of the lack of progress being made with BEC negotiators. Meeting He said: "We have been meeting over the past several weeks and basically accomplished nothing. We have asked them repeatedly to comply with the industrial agreement, they have refused. They have refused to budge." BEC stated that its negotiating team has met with the union twice weekly since February 22 in an attempt to negotiate an agreement that is beneficial to both parties. While the managers indus trial agreement expired in 2007, BEC said in a period of economic stability managers have continued to receive annual salary increments ranging from $1,600 to $2,100 a rate of about three per cent of annual salary. They have also received Christmas bonuses and bene fits such as medical insurance. BEC is calling on the BEUMU to be reasonable as thec orporations negotiators remain committed to complet ing this process as quickly as possible. BEC would also like to inform the public that mea-s ures have been put in place to minimise any possible dis ruption to electricity supplies as a result of the action taken by the BEUMU, the statement said. BEC DISMAY AT INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY MANAGERS FROM page one e want 10,000 for BTC protest appointment of Usman Saadat, URCA's chief executiveo fficer (CEO a CEO of CWC St Lucia. He also pointed to the fact that Marsha Lewis, a human resources consultant at URCA, is also a former e mployee of the Londonb ased telecommunications p rovider. Given the appearance of this "conflict of interest", Mr Evans called on the nation's political and religious leaderst o denounce the regulator's approval. "This matter is something for the government to unders tand, that conflict of interest is far reaching. We as a nation ought not to let this go, this isa fight bigger than the union, it's about ethics. I would hopet hat those in power whether r eligious or political would s tand up and say 'This is not right. "We know from their track record that Cable and Wireless always wanted to haves ome control or say with i ndustry regulatory board t hey tried this tactic in St Lucia in early 2000 or 2001 and threatened to pull out of the country if they couldn't be a part of the regulatory( drafting) board. But the p rime minister of St Lucia stood up and said it would h ave been a disadvantage to other entrants (into their market)." Mr Evans also fears CWC will transfer key managementj obs at BTC outside of the B ahamas, to other countries w here they maintain operations. On Thursday, URCA approved CWC's acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in BTCo n the grounds it would not l essen competition in any of t he services the state-owned incumbent currently offers. The industry regulator rejected concerns that CWC would use the extended three-y ear cellular monopoly to impede the growth of competition" in other markets. FROM page one only allowed it to block industry mergers and a cquisition on competition grounds, and when the purchase of media assets was against thep ublic interest, the regulator concluded of the B TC privatisation: "URCA finds that the c hange in control contemplated by the transa ction would not have either of the adverse effects set out [in the Act's] section 72; subs tantially lessening competition, or for a change in control involving a media public interest, an effect contrary to public interest. CWC pleased with URCA approval of the BTC deal FROM page one The Tribune yesterday on condition of anonymity, said he is finding it increasingly difficult to stay in business. Right now diesel is $4.54 at our station (Texaco). On that we make 19 cents. I dont think thats fair. Gas is still $4.72, but we expect that to go up next week. What the public doesnt realise is when those prices go up we have to find the extra money to buy it, but our margins stay the same. We have to pay for security, rent, salaries, insurance etc. At this rate, soon every retailer will be out of business, he said. Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for the Environment, said he thought the actions taken by the petroleumr etailers yesterday was dras tic, considering they were only recently informed of their position. I had spoken to the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association president this morning and indicated I was willing to meet with them anytime, even today. They indicated they preferred to meet on Monday tor eceive a formal presentation from them. We recognise there are challenges they face as a result of increasing prices. We recognised they have had increases in expenses, security labour, but what we must do as a government when look ing at an application like this, one must also look at the position of wholesalers and customers to determine the full effect any increase would have on them. That is why it is important that they provide the data to the government. At the same time, the government is collecting its own information to look at the position of all the stakeholders with a view that all can be addressed and hardship is not brought to all, he said. Mr Neymour said a concern of the government is that when there is a price increase at the pump, there is a rippling effect not only in New Providence, but the Family Islands as well which effects wholesalers, distributors, and retailers there. First of all there is an application process and one must follow that process first. If one had a concern one would have expected that this process would have begun by the retailers a long time ago. That process includes the provision of information. This is a process we went through in 2000 and the mid 1990s. To take such action without carrying out all of the actions is drastic. The government has a responsibility to ensure the quality of life for all Bahamians not just the retailers and how this will affect them; how does it affect the cost of the jitney? The retailers recognise this is a regulated market, but they have a responsibility too, to carry out the process for impacting customers. We recognise their invest ment. Mr Neymour explained that when retailers apply for an increase they must first demonstrate an increase is warranted. They must present their case. When they invited me to talk, they called me on Sunday afternoon and I met with them Sunday night. That demonstrates our commitment. But they also have a responsibility to provide information on their challenges. In New Providence, wholesalers receive 33 cents per gallon on gasoline while retailers receive 44 cents per gallon. This collective 77 cents is then added to the price of gasoline which is pur chased on the international market. The mark up for diesel remains at 19 cents per gallon for retailers. PETROL RETAILERS STOP DIESEL SALE ese Ambassador accredited to The Bahamas, H.E. Ambass ador Hiroshi Yamaguchi to discuss the mutual interest of both governments to broaden and enhance relations. Japan is always amongst the first of the developed countries t o respond to international disasters with help and assistance. The Bahamas was happy to learn that the world community at the level of the United Nations and capital cities of the devel oped countries with the ability to respond have signalled a r eadiness to lend whatever assistance is required by Japan, said the Prime Minister. He extended condolences to the government and people of Japan from the government and people of the Bahamas over t he tremendous loss of life and destruction from the disaster. See pages 11 and 12 PMS SORROW OVER QUAKE HORROR F ROM page one F ROM page one PHENTON NEYMOUR