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New study by Royal
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By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

A NEW study reveals that
the country’s murder rate is
three times higher per capi-
ta than the United States.

The Royal Bahamas
Police Force’s study,
announced yesterday after-
noon at the College of the
Bahamas Chapters book
store, Set Chaswell Hanna
said that for every 100,000
persons, the Bahamas has
three times the murders of
the US and is ranked 14th
in the world.

The study entitled,
“Reducing Murders in The
Bahamas: A Strategic Plan
Based on Empirical
Research,” is a comprehen-
sive research analysis of
murder trends between 2005
and 2009 and also features a
murder reduction strategy

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff
RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Police officer Sgt. Chaswell Hanna speaks
at Chapter One Bookstore to COB students yesterday on recent-
ly published murder study.

that proposes policy
changes, police initiatives,
legislative adjustments and
community based pro-
grammes.

Sgt Hanna said the
research project is aimed to
increase public awareness of
specific types of murder,
identifying avenues to
increase detection rates, and
outlining guidelines by
which case disposal by the
police and convictions can
be improved.

In the study Sgt Hanna
reveals that murders are pri-
marily occurring in the south
eastern area of New Provi-
dence consisting of
Pinewood, South Beach,
Nassau Village and other
densely populated areas.

According to the study
victims’ profiles have been
consistent over the last 15

SEE page seven

WORKERS PARTY LEADER STAYS SILENT OVER
HIS STATEMENT ON RADIO PROGRAMME

WORKERS Party Leader Rodney Mon-
cur declined to comment on a statement he
made during a radio programme claiming
that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was
responsible for writing the editorials of this
newspaper and not its publisher, Eileen

Dupuch Carron.

When contacted by The Tribune for
proof to back up his assertions, Mr Moncur
said that while he was privy to a “lot of
information” he was unwilling to make an

enemy of The Tribune.

RODNEY
MONCUR

Mr Moncur’s remarks came earlier this week on the radio
programme “Hard Copy” hosted by former BIS Director of

SEE page seven

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By NATARIO McKENZIE
: Tribune Staff Reporter
: nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

: VETERAN prosecutor
? Cheryl Grant-Bethell was
? back in court yesterday where
: her attorneys argued that she
? should not be made to pay
? costs.

? Mrs Grant-Bethell filed an
: application for judicial review
: after being passed over for
i the post of Director of Public

SEE page seven



DANCING UP A STORM: Hundreds were surprised as they experienced a ‘flash mob’ in the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Grand Bahama. As
tourists and locals enjoyed the Spring Break and St Patrick’s Day, a group of over 80 persons, ranging from children to senior citizens, per-

formed a three-minute dance routine starting with one person and building to the full group. m SEE PAGE TWO

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‘while trying to

protect brother’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net














A FAMILY is grieving the loss of 29-year-old
Javado Miller who was killed while reportedly
attempting to protect his brother from gunfire.

Eyewitnesses said Mr Miller’s brother, Tevaris
Miller, was sitting outside his house between Kemp
and St James’ Roads with a group of up to 15
people when a man related to the Miller brothers
approached and started an argument with Tevaris
just after 6pm.

“He came up to him saying he didn’t like how he
had been speeding through his corner,” an eye-
witness said.

“Then he struck him, so they ended up fighting.”

The argument escalated into a fist fight. The
man left the area with bruises on his face, threat-






















ening to return.
When he came back to the scene around 20
minutes later he fired shots at the crowd, eyewit- ai: a. ee oN
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SCENE OF TRAGEDY: The place where Javado Miller was shot in font ofa
group of up to 15 friends and relatives. Blood can be seen ona plastic bike

part in the foreground.

SEE page seven



PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE







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The new 700 room Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas is looking for

Director of Operations

Assist the General Manager in administering and managing the hotel’s operation,
maintaining established costs and quality standards. Responsible for the hotel operation
in the absence of the General Manager. Participate in total hotel management as a member
of the hotel Executive Committee.

Essential Functions

¢ Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the hotel and operate the hotel in the absence of
the General Manager following internal, regional and Starwood policies and
procedures.

¢ Develop maximum profits through cost and labor control; maintain the highest standard
of services to the guests, including maintenance and cleanliness for the guests’ rooms
and associated facilities; maintain the highest standards of security for hotel patrons
and employees and maintain the highest standards of quality and service in the Food &
Beverage Department.

¢ Direct and coordinate the Rooms Division operations in conjunction with the General
Manager and Hotel Manager to meet the daily needs of the hotel including, but not
limited to, staffing, forecasting, controlling, and supervision.

¢ Direct and coordinate with the Director, Housekeeping to ensure that housekeeping
procedures are established to maximize production, regulate linen and housekeeping
supplies and to ensure the cleanliness of the facility. Certify that procedures and
controls are implemented for the laundry operation.

Skills & Abilities

¢ Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the
workplace.

¢ Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

¢ Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

¢ Must possess basic computational ability.

¢ Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the rooms discipline and
hospitality profession, including experiential knowledge for management of people and
complex problems.

* Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities and/or information in order to
improve new practices or develop new approaches.

¢ Ability to make decisions with only general policies and procedures available for
guidance.

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very first ‘flash mob’ experi-
enced in the Bahamas took
hundreds by surprise in the
Port Lucaya Marketplace in
Grand Bahama on Thurs-
day.

As tourists and locals
were out in the spirit of not
only Spring Break, but also
St Patrick’s Day, a group of
over 80 persons from all

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walks of life, ranging from
children to senior citizens,
performed a three-minute
dance routine starting with
one person and building to
the full group.

The group had been prac-
ticing for four weeks under
the direction of local Grand
Bahamian choreography
Julion Collie for their per-
formance.

The term ‘flash mob’
denotes a group of people
who are directed to assem-
ble suddenly in a public
place at a designated time
to perform an unusual and
sometimes seemingly point-
less act for a brief time, then
disperse.

Entertainment

The purpose of a flash
mob is often for entertain-
ment and/or satire.

Flash mobs have become
very popular since 2003 and
many have taken place all
over the world.

The difficulty with any
flash mob is to Keep it
secret, and in particular on
an island.

Dubbed “the best known
secret” on Grand Bahama,
organisers said those that
knew or found out by sur-

PHOTOS: The Bahamas Weekly



LET US ENTERTAIN YOU: The flash mob in Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya on March 17 just after

prise “experienced a little
piece of history”.

Thursday’s flash mob was
the brainchild of Laurie
Tuchel, a resident of Grand
Bahama and co-founder of
the Grand Bahama Heritage
Foundation.

Prudence Gallagher, own-
er of the clothing store Ban-
delero, was the event co-
organiser.

The flash mob was direct-
ed by Jackie Dack and the
film direction was done by
Paul Mockler and David
Mackey.

Although many clips will
likely make their on to the
internet, filmed by the many
bystanders, an official video
will be announced soon and
will be made available on
Youtube.com, TheBa-
hamasWeekly.com, and via
other media house websites,
organisers said.

The Grand Bahama Her-
itage Foundation presented
all the participants with a
bright blue wrist band that
says “GBI Flash Mob 2011”
as a keepsake.

Organisers said they want
to thank the many flash mob
participants who brought “a
huge sense of enthusiasm
and fun to the community
of Grand Bahama.”



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



AIRPORT TRAFFIC.

CHANGES COME
INTO EFFECT

THE Nassau Airport
Development Company

further changes to traffic flow
at the Lynden Pindling Inter-

national Airport (LPIA) have
come into effect.

signage in order to ensure

peaceful co-existence of all }
users, motorists and pedestri- }

ans. “The full understanding, } .
cooperation and patience of the } School announced this week

public is appreciated as we con- } that five students have been

tinue to transform LPIA intoa accepted to attend boarding

world-class airport,” NAD said. ? schools in the US on scholar-

? ships, each of which is worth
; almost $1 million.

PEOPLE QUIZZED ABOUT
IMMIGRATION STATUS

THE Department of Immi-
gration in collaboration with
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force mounted an apprehen-
sion exercise on Harbour
Island on Thursday, question-
ing persons on job sites and in
the community. A number of
persons were apprehended
and questioned about their
immigration status. Officials
said that following “a thor-
ough interview and investiga-
tion process,” officers sent to
Nassau 35 persons, who were
unable to satisfy questions
concerning their status.

OFFICERS SEIZE WEAPON

A high-powered weapon
was seized by officers of the
Rapid Strike unit on Thurs-
day night.

The police offices were act-
ing on a tip when they pro-
ceeded to an abandoned
building on Summer Street in
Nassau Village at around
10.50pm. The officers found
the weapon inside the derelict
building; no one was taken
into custody. Investigations
into this matter continue.

™§ Ministry wins legal dispute over decision

to withdraw official from Miami post

THE Ministry of Foreign

i Affairs has secured a legal vic-
? tory and has reissued its direc-
: tive recalling the Bahamian
? official with responsibility for
i trade and investment in the
i Miami Consul, according to
: documents obtained by The

(NAD) yesterday advised that Tabune.

Lynnith Braynen, a civil ser-

vant for 21 years, filed a judicial
? review against the Minister of

? Foreign Affairs and the Attor-
As the LPIA Redevelop- } a
ment Project moves into ee poaey ene ose redee oato
two (the comalitien and en ey te ome ae
struction of the old US Depar- eae = oe palletes) ae oe
ture Terminal) traffic exiting ; ee as pier art a pe
the airport will be diverted or } . Coneil
redirected to accommodate } ooo. ee act ian
construction vehicles. As such, } a :
the motoring public is advised | extension was denied last year.

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South Eleuthera students earn almost $1m in scholarships

THE Deep Creek Middle

The students, who will begin

boarding school in the 2011-
? 2012 school year, are:

¢ Benjamin Williams of Pal-

metto Point (The Pennington
? School, NJ)

¢ Kristen Rolle of Deep

Creek (The Lawrenceville
i School, NJ)

¢ Megan Sweeting of Green

Castle (Perkiomen, PA)

e Anna McCartney of

Tarpum Bay (Wilbraham and
? Monson Academy, MA)

e« Aliece Goodman of

Tarpum Bay (Lawrence Acad-
; emy, MA)

These students join 19 other

: Deep Creek Middle School
? (DCMS) graduates who have
? gone on to study at US board-
i ing schools in the school's 10-
? year history.

At $230,000 per year, the

scholarships and aid packages
i are the largest ever given in one
i year to DCMS graduates.

“Each year, we have to

? fundraise $230,000 to run the
? school. So it is nice to see that
i the investment that others have
? made in the past is continuing
i to be invested in these students
i said principal Dr Joanna Paul.
? “It shows how valuable our
? DCMS graduates are world-
? wide,”

Since 2002, DCMS graduates

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And her apartment lease was
set to be terminated.

Since the legal victory last
week, Mrs Braynen has been
instructed to “wind up” her
affairs and return to the
Bahamas “no later than Sun-
day, 27 March, 2011”, according
to a letter sent by Patricia
Rodgers, permanent secretary
in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MOFA).

Documents

The letter also notes that Mrs
Braynen is to hand over all offi-
cial documents issued by the
US State Department, “includ-
ing identification cards, tax

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have received $2.25 million in
scholarships for secondary edu-
cation.

"T am extremely proud of
Megan and the other students
for their achievements. This
represents a great opportunity
for these students to further
their education and will open
doors for their continued suc-
cesses down the road," said par-
ent Bernadette Sweeting of
Green Castle.

The Deep Creek Middle
School (DCMS) is an indepen-
dent school for Bahamian stu-
dents in grades seven through
nine.

It is the only private middle
school in the Bahamas. The
mission of the school is “teach-
ing the future leaders of the
Bahamas.”

Deep Creek Middle School
works collaboratively with the
Island School and Cape

The new 700 room Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, The Bahamas is looking for

Director of Rooms

Responsible for short and long term planning and day-to-day operations of the rooms and
related areas. Recommend budget and manage expenses within approved budget constraints.
Major areas of responsibility/management include: Front Office, Guest Services, Housekeeping,
Security, Gift Shop and Health Club. May have responsibility for Recreation and Tennis.
Participate in total hotel management as a member of the hotel Executive Committee.

Essential Functions

¢ Manage the human resources in the rooms division in order to attract, retain and
motivate the employees. Hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct
performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication
vehicles, discipline and terminate, as appropriate. Oversee departmental matters as
they relate to collective bargaining agreements and the labour laws.

* Develop, recommend, implement and manage the rooms division’s annual budget,
business/marketing plan, forecasts and objectives to meet/exceed management

expectations.

¢ Implement company programs and manage the operations of the division in
a manner consistent with local laws and regulations and Starwood policies and
procedures to ensure a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

* Resolve customer complaints as appropriate to maintain a high level of customer

satisfaction and quality.

¢ Implement emergency organization procedures and training through the management
of the Security staff to ensure appropriate protection for hotel guests, staff and

company assets.

Skills & Abilities

* Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in

the workplace.

* Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
* Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Must possess basic computational ability.
* Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team
leader. There is minimal direct supervision.
* Must possess supervisory and management skills to communicate and express ideas
and directives clearly to employees.
* Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary
analysis capabilities required.
¢ Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the rooms discipline and
hospitality profession, including experiential knowledge for management of people

and complex problems.

* Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities and/or information in order
to improve new practices or develop new approaches.
* Ability to make decisions with only general policies and procedures available for

guidance.

¢ Must be able to negotiate, convince, sell and influence professionals and/or hotel

guests.

Qualifications & Experience

¢ High School or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

* Four to six years experience in Front Office/Housekeeping/Guest Services, including
at least four years supervisory experience, required.

Qualified applicants are invited to visit our website or email resumes at:
snbrjobs@sheraton.com
Note: All information will be held in strictest of confidence

Deadline for all applicants is April 8, 2011



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exemption cards” to the Consul
General, Rhoda Jackson.

Mrs Braynen has since
appealed to the ministry for re-
consideration on “humanitarian
grounds among others.” She
argues the transfer would inter-
fere with the “ongoing medical
management” of her son, who
is being treated for cerebral pal-
sy, and “interrupt” the educa-
tion of her eldest daughter, who
is enrolled in school in the US.

Medical specialists say the
prognosis for her son for grad-
ual improvement and preven-
tion of complications is good
as long as therapeutic measures
are in place.

Her son is said to currently
require physical and occupa-

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boarding
school in
2011-2012.

Eleuthera Institute.

DCMS is currently accepting
applications for the 2011-2012
school year, and can be con-
tacted on 242-334-8414.

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tional therapy programmes at a
frequency of twice a week.

Mrs Braynen’s daughter was
nominated to attend the Junior
National Young Leaders Con-
ference in Washington at the
end of the month.

“She was recognised as one
of a select group of students
with the scholastic merit, matu-
rity and strength of character

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overload your vehicle,
especially if its nat
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purpose. An extra 100
lbs, in the trunk reduces
fuel economy by

2 per cent!"

to represent her school and her
country at this unique leader-
ship programme for exception-
al grade six and seven stu-
dents,” stated a letter sent by
Mrs Braynen to the Ministy of
Foreign Affairs.

She appealed to the “empa-
thy and goodwill” of the per-
manent secretary in outlining
the familial considerations.

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SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES
FORMERLY PINEWOOD GARDENS

Il SUBDIVISION

This Notice serves to advise the general public that lots
within the following blocks purportedly sold as lots within
“Nassau Village” form a part of the Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates Subdivision (formerly Cedar Groves/Pinewood
Gardens II) and are the property of Arawak Homes
Limited.

These Blocks are:

52 ,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,
72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,
92,93,94,95,96,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,
109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,
123,124,125,126,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154

The general public is further advised to beware of purchasing
any lots in the above Blocks unless the land is described as
being in the Sir Lynden Pindling Estates Subdivision and
is being purchased from Arawak Homes limited or from
a person or entity which purchased from Arawak Homes

Limited. Otherwise, the seller(s) are not the owners of the
land.

If you have purportedly purchased any lot(s) within the
above-mentioned blocks, you are advised to immediately
seek proper and independent legal advice from a
reputable law firm or attorney.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

GENERAL LEGAL COUNSEL
ARAWAK HOMES LIMITED
PO. BOX N 3180
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: (242) 394-0014/5; 502-6500





PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 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., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

WEBSITE
www.tribune242.com — updated daily at 2pm

Lacking complete answers on radiation risk

THYROID cancer for sure. Leukemia,
probably. Too much radiation can raise the
risk of developing cancer years down the road,
scientists agree, and the young are most vul-
nerable. But just how much or how long an
exposure is risky is not clear.

Those are among the unknowns scientists
are contemplating as the crisis unfolds at
Japan's stricken nuclear power plant.

In Japan, the Science Ministry said radiation
levels about 19 miles northwest of the Fukushi-
ma Dai-ichi plant rose at one point Friday to
0.15 millisieverts per hour, about the amount
absorbed in a chest X-ray. But levels have
been fluctuating, and radiation at most sites
that distance from the facility have been far
below that. Long term, it is clear radiation
can induce cancer. But researchers can't just
count cancer cases after a disaster and declare
radiation responsible. Rates before and after
must be compared to know if more cases
occurred than would be expected.

That is why, 25 years after the Chernobyl
accident, there is still controversy over its
effects beyond the undisputed 6,000 cases of
thyroid cancer. Of these cases, only 15 had
proved fatal as of 2005, even though the Sovi-
ets were slow to treat victims of the catastro-
phe. The records necessary to spot trends in
other types of cancer as a result of Chernobyl
are poor, said Dr. Fred Mettler, a University of
New Mexico scientist who led a United
Nations-sponsored team investigating Cher-
nobyl's health effects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency says that no amount of radiation is
absolutely safe above the 3 to 6 millisieverts a
year that most of us get from normal living. In
contrast, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
says that low doses — less than 100 millisiev-
erts spread out over years — are not harmful.
Researchers have not documented danger
from such low levels, said Kelly Classic, a radi-
ation physicist at the Mayo Clinic and a spokes-
woman for the Health Physics Society, an orga-
nization of radiation safety specialists.

High doses — over 500 millisieverts — can
raise the risk of leukemia, breast, bladder,
colon, liver, lung, esophageal, ovarian and
stomach cancers, and the blood cancer multi-
ple myeloma, government scientists say.

In between the high and lower levels, the
picture is murky. Much depends on the type of
radiation people are exposed to, how old they
are, and how well each person's body repairs
any DNA damage

Children are the ones at risk for radiation's
most obviously related cancer — thyroid.
Radioactive iodine collects in the thyroid gland
in the neck. Potassium iodide pills can block its
absorption and minimize harm, but they must
be given within 12 hours of exposure to do
much good. When Chernobyl exploded, health
workers "had millions of square kilometers to

cover and it was all rural areas and they didn't
really have anything stockpiled," Mettler said.
Children also drank milk from cows that
grazed on contaminated grass for weeks after
the disaster, compounding their exposure and
risk. More than 6,000 thyroid cancers have
been documented in people who were chil-
dren in the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia when
the disaster occurred. But In Poland, where the
antidote pills were given out, there were no
higher rates of thyroid cancer.

Properly treated, thyroid "is one of the
least deadly cancers," the American Cancer
Society says. And low levels of radioactive
iodine exposure have not been shown to
increase thyroid cancer risk in studies of fallout
from nuclear weapons testing in the western
United States during the 1950s, the society
says. Studies of atomic bomb survivors have
found higher rates of cancer. But those disas-
ters involved different radioactive elements
than the type emitted from the Japanese
nuclear plant so far.

So for now, the clearest information on
cancer risk from a nuclear plant accident may
come from Chernobyl. That disaster exposed
5 million people in Belarus, Russia and
Ukraine to large amounts of radioactive mate-
rial for 10 days, according to the 2008 report
that Mettler helped write for the United
Nations’ Scientific Committee on the Effects of
Atomic Radiation, which represents 22 nations
on nuclear safety.

Exposure to cesium was a big concern
because it affects the whole body, not just the
thyroid gland. And exposure among cleanup
workers and emergency responders ranged as
high as a few hundred millisieverts over the fol-
lowing few years. Evidence suggests a higher
rate of leukemia in these workers, "but it's
not certain," Mettler said.

Research is continuing in that group, and
longer follow-up should establish that more
clearly, he said.

As bad as Chernobyl was, the average radi-
ation dose over 20 years to people who live in
contaminated areas was "relatively low" — 9
millisieverts, nearly the equivalent of a CT
scan — once the short-term doses to the thy-
roid were subtracted, the UN report said. That
means there should not be “substantial health
effects in the general population that could
be attributed to radiation,” the report con-
cludes.

The NRC has said that typical annual back-
ground exposure to radiation shaves 18 days
off the expected lifespan. Working in a nuclear
plant under ordinary conditions — not in a
crisis like the one unfolding in Japan — short-
ens life expectancy by 51 days. By comparison,
being 15 per cent overweight cuts two years;
smoking a pack of cigarettes a day costs six
years of life.

(This article is by The Associated Press).

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URCA — me
thinketh
thou protest
too much!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Instead of URCA issuing
press releases, in the spirit and
intent of competition and reg-
ulation, transparency, non-dis-
crimination and all the good
stuff that URCA espouses,
they should hold a press con-
ference and open themselves
up to questions from the
press/public.

The Commissioners and
Executive Management who
are well paid and remunerat-
ed should be required to face
the music. Not hide behind
paper. Too whom much is giv-
en, much is expected.
URCA’s professionalism has
been called into question, by
hiring a consultant who is for-
eign-based and who is unable

LETTERS

UES CMAN MOLEC



to keep her public profile up-
to-date. But yet is advising on
human resourcing. She
neglected to maintain her own
human resource information.

URCA’s 2009 Annual
Report allocates $418,394 for
Key Management Compen-
sation. Almost $500,000, the
feet need to be held to the
fire. We pay these foreigners
more money than would ever
be given to a local firm, they
then have to be made even
more accountable.

It is lamentable that the
press and the opposition have

awoken at this late date to
question the entire privatisa-
tion exercise. It seems back
in 2009 an article was carried
in one of the newspapers
about the impartiality of the
BTC privatisation committee
and its advisors. I seem to
recall the chairman of the pri-
vatisation committee at that
time, saying this was “belly-
aching.”

Government in the sun-
shine — just extorting taxes
and burning up tax dollars,
because for all this money
ain’t nothing “chang-ing.”

LINDA THOMAS
Metaphorically
Speaking

Nassau,

March 1, 2011.

Time for both sides in
Parliament to raise bar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

what they were voting for or against.

Then I concluded as others in the country
that we as taxpayers are not getting the kind of
representation that is expected.

Since the Bahamian populace cannot all go
to parliament and listen and respond to its
daily work we expect those we elect to repre-
sent us to do so rather than many hours trying
to score points against each other.

Recently I have become very disappointed
in type of discussion that is allowed to go on in
parliament.

While I am still an old supporter of the
FNM, I believe it is time for both sides to raise
the bar and show more respect one to another
while they are privileged to serve this great

Thanks for the space allowed in printing
this letter as a first time writer.

As I read the today’s edition of your news
paper I ran across a story ‘MP claims PLP
consciously voted against providing clean
water.’

Ordinarily I would just past over such a
heading but in this case I had to read the whole
story to be able to get a proper understanding
to the contents matching that with the story’s
heading. It was at the end of the story that
the Prime Minister brought some clarity to
my earlier perception.

However it seems to me that if the MP who

introduced the item in the House had the same Bahamas.
understanding that there would have been no

need for its introduction, (unless to be mis- ALFRED MOSS
chievous). While on the other side of the coin Freeport,

if sincere attention was paid when the bill was Grand Bahama.

introduced it would have been clear to all as to March 3, 2011.

Action needed before —
it comes to bloodshed

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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i EDITOR, The Tribune.
There has been much to-do lately regarding the prison bus

route through eastern New Providence where the bus and its ; [don’t usually watch when
police escort are driven in a manner that endangers others } the Senate is televised, how-
on the road, } ever, having to rest a sprained

Living in that area, I am often on those roads and feel | @2kle, I caught some of the

compelled to voice my outrage at this dangerous and unnec- ; (ebate yesterday and was

essary practice. ? very impressed by the creative

Unfortunately, my recent experience is similar to that of lane tase Ol certain ob wit

too many other drivers that frequent these roads. : ane Peach nein

I was heading west on Eastern Road near the bend at ? _ 5... those who missed this
Deal’s Heights around 4.30pm. Obviously, given the time of : yo are going to have a set of
day, there was bumper-to-bumper eastbound traffic. ee ee ee

Due to the curve in the road, I could not see oncoming : female toilets.

traffic beyond a short distance in front of my car, and con- : ~~ Now what makes a public
ceivably, nor could the approaching traffic heading east. : toilet state-of-the art?
In a split second I was looking at a police car straight on, dri- ? A toilet with ocean view?

ving towards me at an excessive rate of speed on my side of : Air-conditioned? Automati-

the road. ; : ; i cally scented? Has a Balcony
What to do, where to go? There is no time to weigh the } where the users of the toilets
options. i can rest? Has piped music of

One instinctively pulls off to the verge of the road, which
in this case was virtually nonexistent.

Fortunately for me, the oncoming traffic, mostly hard : hand dryers? Ability to obtain
working citizens trying to get home after a hard day’s work, } a massage? Valet parking?
had moved over and stopped. i Car wash whilst you use the

This allowed the police escort and the prisoner bus to ; state of the art toilet? Auto-
scrape past me. i matic flush system? A relax-

Had this not happened, the narrow lane that was used by / ation bed for patrons after

the speeding bus would not have appeared and I might be : USing the toilet? Gourmet

writing a letter of an entirely different nature. ; food dispensers?

In a letter to the Editor in this column today (March 18), i Cable television? Wi-fi con-

the writer stated that hers was the third such letter printed : 2¢¢tion for those who wish to

this week addressing this very serious matter. Well, consid- | b& always connected? Fixed

epithe tae fourth i line telephone in each toilet

sae . 3 9
How many will it take to get the relevant government Min- { Pooth? Selection of the daily

, - : : 3 : oD i i
istry’s attention to resolve this dangerous situation? a ne eae oe Bae
Must we wait for personal injury or loss of life to occur? i y P

: ies?
An accident is going to happen. ? and blackberries? Of course

i your choice? Electric toilet
? paper dispensers? Hot air

mee an ATM!
It is not even “if” it happens, but rather “when” it happens. : Y Only then I suggest the
There will be blood on the hands of those responsible for ; public toilet could be

overseeing our vehicular safety on the streets of Nassau. : gescribed as state-of-the art.
As Mrs Ogilvie states in her letter to the Editor, “There i]; really is the silly season

has to be a better way.” ; _ .. already — elections coming
Let’s see some action taken on this volatile situation : sooner than we all expect cer-

before it comes to bloodshed. i tainly before the ‘OOO’s of
Concerned for our safety. i Chinese for Cable Beach.

B THOMPSON

Nassau,

March 18, 2011.

H HUMES
Nassau,
March 15, 2011.



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 5





BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Even though
the government is seeking to
recruit more Bahamian teach-
ers in some critical subject
areas, Education Minister
Desmond Bannister said for-
eign teachers will always be
needed in the country’s educa-
tion system.

He stressed that the educa-
tion system can become stag-
nant without a “cross pollina-
tion” in education of foreign
educators.

Visiting Grand Bahama,
Minister Bannister said the
Cuban teachers have been a
blessing to the schools in the
Family Islands, despite some
minor language issues.



“We are
grateful for
the relation-
ship we
have with

Cuba,” said
the educa-
tion minis-
DESMOND ter.
BANNISTER “This is
the third

time that Cuban teachers have
come here in three-year stints.
And there have been small lan-
guage issues every year and it
has been documented for the
last six years that this has hap-
pened.”

Mr Bannister explained that
the Cuban teachers are not
familiar with the Bahamian ver-
nacular but are able to speak
English. “There is a period they
require so that they become

Beek el ome ae

LOCAL NEWS

Bahamian education needs foreign
teachers to prevent ‘stagnation’

familiar with the Bahamian
idiom; they speak English and
they come in the classroom
with 30 children who may say
certain things that are not the
Queen’s English that they
learned at university in Cuba,”
he said. However, Mr Bannis-
ter said the Bahamas has bene-
fitted by having these teachers,
“firstly, in areas where we don’t
have sufficient Bahamians qual-
ified, such as agriculture and a
number of technical areas, and
secondly, they are willing to go
in the Family Islands where we
have thousands of children that
need to be educated and where,
quite frankly, many of my
teachers might not want to go.”

“We continue to encourage
Bahamians to invest a part of
their careers teaching in the
Family Islands, making a dif-

OW sere a

ference in the lives of young
Bahamian children in those
islands. Those Cuban teachers
have gone and made a differ-
ence in many of the Family
Islands teaching chemistry,
physics, math, and other areas
where we need more and more
Bahamians to come back home
and specialise in,” Mr Bannister
said. “And as we get more
Bahamians we can phase out
more non-Bahamian teachers,
but what we also have to realise
is any education system that is
stagnant and refusing to bring
people from the outside, any
education system that refuses
to entertain other ideas,
thoughts and cultures, becomes
so stagnant that it fails to edu-
cate people at the level it ought
to,” he said.

“So no matter how advanced

SEES ae Ot TRU SRR Ce aU aT

ALL SMILES: The contingent from
the Bahamas at the Knights of
Columbus Florida Spelling Bee
Competition held in Kissimmee,
Florida, poses with the students
representing the Catholic Board of
Education of the Archdiocese of
Nassau at the competition. Seated
are Gabrielle Edwards of Mary, Star
of the Sea School, Grand Bahama,
and Johnathan Johnson of Xavier's
Lower School, Nassau. Standing
left to right are Inger and John
Johnson; John Hardin, District
Deputy - 24; Tiffany Barr-Edwards;
Natalie Marrett, teacher at Mary,
Star of the Sea School: Marsha
Beneby, Gabrielle’s grandmother,
Roselyn Williams, teacher at
Xavier’s Lower School; Christo-
pher Kernan, Florida State Council
General Programme administra-
tor; Sabrina Cash, Gabrielle’s aunt;
René Hall, teacher at the Grand
Bahama Catholic High School; Gre-
gory Christie, District Deputy —
Bahamas; and Alexandria Roberts-
Bowe, representative of the
Catholic Board of Education.

ences.”

Mr Bannister said he recent- ;
ly met a Bahamian who is now }

teaching in China.

“These other countries ;
understand the need for cross- }
pollination in education, and }
we have to appreciate that the }
very nature of education is such }
that without cross-pollination }
it becomes stagnant and we do }

not improve at all,” he said.

BOOK DRIVE T0
BOOST LIBRARY

A BOOK drive commemo-

? rating March as Literacy Month
? is being held to offer a much
? needed boost to the library at
} Thelma Gibson Primary school.

An organiser said: “The

the education system is, you will i school has more than 700 stu-

continue to need and want to ; dents that need reading mater-

get foreigners in it some how. ; ial to feed their young, eager
That is what the Americans are }

doing; they are now recruiting i suitable for children between

some of our top Bahamian stu- } the ages of 4 and 11, they can

dents to stay there in the sci- } be donated to Media Enter-

? prises

minds, so if you have any books

on Shirley Park

? Avenue.”

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Saturday, 19 March, 201
Shaw Temple
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ai 10:00am
Blue Hill Road and Peter Street

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Bahamian students represent-
ing the Catholic Board of Education of the Arch-
diocese of Nassau ranked among the top three at
the Annual Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling
Bee Competition.

A student from Grand Bahama took second
place in the Grade 5-6 Division, while a student
from Nassau placed third in the Grade 7-8 Divi-
sion.

Gabrielle Edwards, a student of Mary, Star of
the Sea Catholic School in Grand Bahama, and
Johnathan Johnson of the Xavier Lower School
in Nassau, were the top spellers at this year’s
49th Archdiocesan Spelling Bee Competition in
Nassau.

Gabrielle and Johnathan went on to repre-
sent the Catholic Board of Education in the
Bahamas at the annual Knights Spelling Bee

_

Competition held in Kissimmee, Florida. The
Knights of Columbus Councils in the Bahamas,
Nassau Council 10415, Grand Bahama Council
10647, West Nassau Council 11755, and North
Eleuthera Council 12962 sponsor two winners
and a parent every year to the Florida competi-
tion.

Assist

“Our Councils are pleased to assist these stu-
dents to this competition where they have either
won a division or returned with recognition in the
top three spots,” said Knights District Deputy
Gregory Christie.

“The District expresses its gratitude to the
teachers and coaches of the students and the
Catholic Board of Education for overseeing the
annual competition in the Bahamas that allows us
to feature our students at the Florida competi-
tion,” he said.

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Essential Functions

« Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage

Department to meet the daily needs of operation.

* Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the
various food and beverage sub-departments, 1.c., room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens,

stewards, etc.

* Develop, implement and monitor schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to

achieve a profitable result.

« Participate with the chef, outlet managers, and catering managers in the creation of attractive
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* Implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub-departments.

« Assist the area managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit
objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising

and promotion.

Skills & Abilities

« Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the

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« Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

« Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer accounting
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* Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer

system.

« Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will
require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate

information and resolve conflicts.

« Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team

leader. There is minimal direct supervision.

Qualifications & Experience

« High School or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
« Several years experience in overall Food & Beverage operation as well as management
experience. Culinary, sales and service background required.

Qualified applicants are invited to visit our website or email resumes at:

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Note: All information will be held in strictest of confidence
Deadline for all applicants is April 8, 2011



EFG @ Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd

POSITION AVAILABLE

Desktop and Systems Engineer, Information Technology

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd a subsidiary of EFG International provides
private banking and wealth management services to clients around the world.
Our Client Relationship Officers combine their strong relationship management
skills with the resources that are available at EFG, helping them provide a full
range of quality wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our IT team in Nassau we are looking for a Desktop &
Systems Engineer. The qualified candidate will be required to maintain and
manage the various projects within the IT infrastructure. Daily activities include
managing the service desk requests, ensure backups are working, follow-up
on different projects and maintain detailed documentation. The successful
candidate is expected to be a self-starter, time oriented individual with good time
management as well as good interpersonal and communications skills. He/she
must be a team player, with the ability to work with local and international team
members.

Qualifications:

¢ BS in Computer Science or related field

* 3- 5 years work experience administering and maintaining
Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers environment

IT Skills:

¢ General understanding in the areas of infrastructure, db and system design

* Good network knowledge: Internet, intranet, extranet and client/ server
architectures

* Awareness of new emerging technologies

* MCSE/MCSA Windows 2003/2008

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Support and manage Windows servers 2003/2008

* Support Citrix Metaframe and other Enterprise applications

* Ongoing system administration of the Windows Servers including Active
Directory

* Support and manage Windows desktops and laptops

* Provide technical support and guidance to local and remote users

* Maintain our disaster recovery plan (/M ware + DFS-R)

* Ability to use system deployment tools

Language skills:
¢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English.
¢ Fluency in French and Spanish in written and spoken form would be an asset.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications by 31%t March 2011

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd
Attn: Human Resources Manager
(Re: Desktop and Systems Engineer)
Centre of Commerce, 2nd Floor

One Bay Street

P.O. Box SS 6289

Nassau, The Bahamas

Fax No. (242) 502-5487





PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

THE TRIBUNE





Election predictions

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

HE odds are

stacked against

Zhivargo Laing in

Marco City in the
next general election.

Frankly, the race in this con-
stituency appears to be between
two unpopular candidates. Mr
Laing, who may yet again have
to move to another constituen-
cy (similar to the constant relo-
cation of former PLP MP Paul
Adderley) is said to have worn-
out his welcome in his con-
stituency. Constituents have
complained that Mr Laing is
out of touch with public senti-
ment and have objected to
being seen or addressed in a
patronizing, condescending
manner by any politician. Mr
Laing’s constituents have com-
plained about an air of per-
ceived arrogance and expressed
an interest in having Mr Laing
spend more time actually lis-
tening (genuinely) to their con-
cerns. The Marco City MP is a
banana peel away from slipping
into the political abyss. PLP
nominee Greg Moss (lawyer)
is likely to defeat him.

Brensil Rolle, the Garden
Hills MP, will likely defeat Dr
Kendal Major. Mr Rolle is
apparently quite popular on the
ground and considering the
population shifts in the con-
stituency—due to the recent
construction and sale of houses
in newly constructed housing
subdivisions—he may have the
advantage in an electoral show-
down.

Vincent Peet, the MP for
North Andros has been rela-
tively quiet of late. Mr Peet is
likely to retain his seat.

Melanie Griffin will politi-
cally sucker punch FNM chal-
lenger Joshua Sears. I am told
that the boundary cuts will
favour Sears, extending

LOCAL NEWS

YOUNG Man’s VIEW

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“As we enter another gen-
eral election season, Bahami-
ans must begin to demand
true and visionary leadership
within their constituencies
and on the national front.”



Yamacraw further eastward
into large chunks of Brent
Symonette’s St Annes’ con-
stituency. However, because
there are also plans afoot to
relocate Phenton Neymour to
the Exuma constituency, Mr
Sears’ name has been bandied
about as a likely replacement
for Mr Neymour in South
Beach.

Lacklustre

If Phenton Neymour contests
the South Beach seat, his teeth
“will be on edge” having tested
the sour grapes of what’s said to
be an impending defeat. Mr
Neymour lacks the political
horsepower to recapture the
seat, as many residents express
displeasure with his lackluster
representation.

However, if Mr Neymour
runs in Exuma, he could possi-
bly edge out incumbent PLP
MP Anthony Moss. Mr Moss
is said to be unpopular in the
Exuma Cays and has rendered
a performance that is purport-
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polling division—claim to have
not seen Mr Moss since the last
general election. Noticeably,
Mr Neymour has made fre-
quent trips into the Exuma con-
stituency of late. Even more,
of late Mr Neymour has also
dropped the moniker he used
to describe his constituents in
Parliament—“the kings and
queens of South Beach”—giv-
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haps the underlying notion now
is that the Royal family of
South Beach are preparing to
dismiss their servant.

That said, Neymour’s
entrance into the Exuma race
will leave the constituency too
close to call—for now.

Notably, if Joshua Sears
contests the South Beach seat
as the standard bearer for the
FNM, he has a more favourable
chance of defeating Nurses
Union president Cleola Hamil-
ton (PLP), who has already
been described by some resi-
dents as “charmless.”

The Fox Hill seat could go
either way. I’m told that the
boundary cuts will now incor-
porate a polling division—out
of Montagu and near to Step
Street—in hopes of assisting
challenger Dr Jacintha Higgs
(a lady who wears the most
enrapturing outfits) in gaining a
foothold on the constituency
and rendering current MP Fred
Mitchell a seatless wonder. By
all accounts, Mr Mitchell has
been a visible, working MP,
thereby leaving his opponent
with a long, tough journey to
the polls. My electoral crystal
ball could not yet reveal a like-
ly winner in this contest.

Kenyatta Gibson, the bom-
bastic-talking MP for Kennedy,
is abandoning the constituen-
cy and running as the FNM’s
candidate in South Eleuthera.



PERRY CHRISTIE

Although incumbent MP
Oswald Ingraham is in his 70s,
he could still vie for the seat or
be replaced by one of eight
applicants for the PLP nomi-
nation—a list that I am told
includes local government chief
councilor Hank Johnson.

Although Mr Gibson and his
family purportedly have roots
in the constituency, it is likely
that he will be sent deeper into
political oblivion following the
next election. It appears that
Mr Gibson walked the Parlia-
mentary floor and will now be
walking out of Parliament alto-
gether!

Tommy Turnquest holds a
slight edge over Amold Forbes
in the race for Mount Moriah.
Although the Bahamas remains
in a state of national “un-secu-
rity”, Mr Forbes’ campaign may
become anemic and lose trac-
tion due to reported business-
related issues emanating from
Canada.

Comeback

Bain and Grants Town is
likely to remain in the PLP col-
umn, as Dr Bernard Nottage is
expected to take out whoever
the FNM nominee will be. At
this juncture, party insiders
inform me that the former area
MP Gregory Williams is vying
for the nomination in an
attempt to make a political
comeback; also reportedly
seeking the nod is former can-
didate David Jordine and Rev
CB Moss, who is said to be in
talks with the FNM. Of course,
Bain and Grants Town is a tra-
ditionally PLP seat.

PLP leader Perry Christie
will most certainly humiliate his
challenger in the Farm Road
constituency.

The race for the Marathon
constituency is setting up to be
a Slugfest. Of late, newcomer

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FRED MITCHELL

Jerome Fitzgerald has amped
up his courtship of constituents
by purchasing alarm systems
and having them installed in
their homes. Whilst incumbent
Dr Earl Deveaux certainly has
the upper hand, having spoken
to constituents and political
insiders from both of the major
parties, ’ve concluded that the
Marathon brawI is too close to
call at this time.

The contest for North
Eleuthera constituency—given
the decision of House Speaker
Alvin Smith not to stand for re-
election—should be an excit-
ing race to watch. Purported
FNM candidate Theo Neilly—
an airport manager and local
government chief councilor—
1s slated to run against Spanish
Wells native and fellow local
government councilor Clay
Sweeting. However, for the
FNM, lawyer Richard Light-
bourne’s name has also been
mentioned as a possible nomi-
nee. Here again, it’s too far out
to call this race, particularly
since—at least on the national
scene—both candidates are
political neophytes. However,
I am told that the contest for
North Eleuthera is expected to
be a costly affair, with lots of
money changing hands.

The voters of Golden Isles
will rebuke MP Charles May-
nard in a runoff where chal-
lenger Michael Halkitis is
expected to beat the incumbent
MP like a pifiata. A walloping
could leave Mr Maynard having
fits of post-election hysteria
and, like the movie Sleepless
in Seattle, he’ll likely be Sleep-
less in Golden Isles.

During his term in office, Mr
Maynard has struck me as a
representative/minister who—
unlike the movie—politically
has no true grit.

With Kenyatta Gibson
speedily running away to
Eleuthera, the Kennedy seat
will easily remain a PLP strong-
hold with newcomer Dion
Smith trouncing all challengers.

PLP Deputy Leader and MP
for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador Philip “Brave”
Davis will put a spanking on
FNM challenger George Wil-
son. In the past, Mr Wilson
unsuccessfully ran as an inde-
pendent candidate in the same
constituency.

There is also another angle
that must be explored relative
to Mr Davis’ political future as
he has been speculated as hav-
ing an interest in relocating to
the St Cecilia seat. PLP insiders
inform me that if Mr Davis runs
in St Cecilia, the party is likely
to send former Police Commis-
sioner BK Bonamy to vie for
the Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador seat.

There is chatter that Verna
Grant, FNM MP for Eight Mile
Rock, is facing some serious
opposition. Purportedly, Ms
Grant is attempting to retain
her nomination as former Sen-
ator Kay Forbes is said to be
interested in displacing Ms
Grant and running for the
FNM in that seat. In what some
say will be a tumultuous elec-
tion season for her, Ms Grant is
also expected to face vigorous
challenges from potential PLP
nominees such as Sandra Edge-
combe (former principal at
Eight Mile Rock High), Caleb
Outten or a yet unnamed oppo-
nent. This time around, it
appears that the polls could go
either way.

High Rock MP Kenneth
Russell (FNM) will rout the still
unnamed PLP challenger in this
largely FNM borough.

Lucaya MP Neko Grant will
torpedo the electoral hopes of
supposed PLP nominee Dr Lea
Percentie.

The Pineridge seat is being
contested by two five-star can-
didates. It is unfortunate that
one of these men will have to
politically cancel out the oth-
er.

Current MP Kwasi Thomp-
son has been an outstanding
representative, whilst chal-
lenger PLP Senator Dr Michael

part 2



ZHIVARGO LAING

Darville—who has a medical
practice in the constituency—
also earned much praise from
residents.

Frankly, the PLP should
have nominated Dr Darville in
the Marco City constituency, as
he is not overwhelmingly
favoured to beat Mr Thomp-
son as opposed to the outright
favourable rating in a race
against Zhivargo Laing. That
said, Dr Darville is a formidable
candidate and, whilst Mr
Thompson holds a slight edge
at this time, the quality of the
candidates vying for the voters
support in this race could cause
the pendulum to swing either
way. This race will certainly be
a nail biter, i.e. if Dr Darville is
not transplanted to contest the
Marco City seat.

PLP incumbent Frank Smith
will face-off against likely FNM
challenger Linda Treco in the
St Thomas More constituency.
By all accounts, Mr Smith has
earned the ire of the Prime
Minister, so it is expected that
the full weight of the FNM’s
electoral machinery will be
coming down upon him.

Reliable sources inform me
that upcoming boundary cuts
will place a portion of St
Thomas More in Loretta But-
ler-Turner’s Montagu con-
stituency, arguing that because
she won by more than 1000
votes in the last election, she
can likely absorb some votes
against her and still preserve a
comfortable margin in another
victorious run. Apparently, a
portion of Fox Hill will like-
wise be absorbed into Brent
Symonette’s St Anne’s con-
stituency. I’m also told that Par-
adise Island will become a part
of the new St Thomas More
constituency.

Creditable

Pinewood, a PLP foothold,
could once again return to the
party’s win column. Frankly,
MP Byron Woodside has done
a creditable job in the con-
stituency. However, a loss may,
among other factors, be due to
changes within the voting block
and the luck of the political
draw as the constituency has
had an extensive love affair
with the PLP. The race for
Pinewood will no doubt be
close and quite competitive.

According to sources, the
PLP intend to run attorney
Damian Gomez in Pinewood.

Flip a coin and, quite simi-
larly, the Elizabeth constituen-
cy can go either way although
incumbent Ryan Pinder (PLP)
is favoured—at this juncture—
to retain his seat. That said, ’ve
been clued-up by FNM insid-
ers of the likely mapping out
of a favourable boundary cut
for challenger Dr Duane
Sands—a cut which is set to
incorporate “more FNM
polling divisions” and cut-out
a part of Elizabeth Estates.

Edison Key will retain his
South Abaco seat.

Prime Minister and FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham will
crush all challengers—whether
that is Ky Mills and/or Jackson
McIntosh—in the race for the
North Abaco seat. Frankly, the
electoral hopes of Mr Ingra-
ham’s challengers are compa-
rable to running in quick
sand—struggling and sinking
fast!

As we enter another general
election season, Bahamians
must begin to demand true and
visionary leadership within their
constituencies and on the
national front.

The upcoming general elec-
tion will certainly—as is seen
every five years—be a political
circus. Indeed, this will be a hel-
luva election season, which will
leave—upon its conclusion—
more than a handful of sitting
MPs and electoral hopefuls
reaching for a crying towel.

NB: My column has now
been moved from its usual Fri-
day publication date to Satur-
days.



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 7





Murder rate three
times higher than US

FROM page one

years. The study said the average murder victim is an
employed male, aged 26-35, from the south eastern part of
Nassau and has a prior criminal record.

Interestingly enough the suspect’s profile is relatively the
same as that of the victim with the exception that the suspect

is unemployed.

Motives are also discussed in the study with murder most
of the time occurring during arguments with robbery and

revenge following.

The study outlines various strategies that will hopefully
decrease the country’s murder rate. These include domestic
violence forms to alert police to high risk households, leg-
islative amendments to the Domestic Violence Protection
Order Act to include victimless prosecutions where, regard-
less of a victim’s wishes, charges can be brought against
the aggressor, and to the Firearms Act that would make it
harder for persons to purchase illegal weapons and penalties
harsher for those found in possession of them.

Man shot dead ‘while trying to p

FROM page one

an attempt to calm him down
when he was shot in the chest.
“When he dropped to the
ground he said, ‘I got shot, I
got shot,’ and the shooter
looked at him and he ran off,”
the witness told The Tribune.
Javado Miller had a bullet
wound in the right side of his
chest. His friends tried to stem
the bleeding as they waited
for an ambulance to arrive.
Javado was rushed to the
Trauma Room of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, but died
of his injuries at around 9pm.
Police press liaison officer
Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said
detectives are following sig-
nificant leads into the matter.

Rocked

Meanwhile the Kemp Road
community and Mr Miller’s
close-knit family have been
rocked by the murder.

Kishy Brown, 26, said her
first cousin Javado Miller was
like a brother to her as her
mother. Flossy Bowe, raised
him from infancy at their
home in St James’ Road.

She said he was a quiet man
who loved animals and made
a living by dogbreeding. He
kept three pit bulls at the
house and a Pomeranian
breed as well as a pigeon coup
with around 30 birds.

“He was dedicated to dogs,
he walked his dogs every
day,” she said.

“He was a very loving per-
son. He didn’t bother any-
body.”

Mr Miller also frequented

LOCAL NEWS

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‘HE WAS A VERY LOVING PERSON’: Javado Miller’s cousin Kishy

Brown, 26, with his dogs.

the Kemp Road Urban
Renewal Centre just yards
away from his home where a
dance class was practising out-
side at the time of the shoot-
ing. The shooting was heard
by teenagers, some who are
a part of Mr Miller’s family.
They were participating in a
dance class at the Urban
Renewal Centre at the time
and rushed to the scene
before they could be stopped.

Kolamae Pedican said:
“The girls were all crying and
we tried to gather them back

here to comfort them. Those
kids saw something very hor-
rific. The whole community
is in mourning.

“The grief is very real.
There is a lot of pain.”

Mrs Pedican said the Urban
Renewal Centre will offer
emotional support and assis-
tance to the family.

Anyone with any informa-
tion relating to the murder
should call police as a matter
of urgency on 911, 919 or call
Crime Stoppers immediately
on 328-TIPS (8477).

PROSECUTOR GRANT-BETHELL BACK IN COURT

FROM page one

Prosecutions. She was instead
appointed Deputy Law
Reform Commissioner. Ear-
lier this month Mrs Grant-
Bethell claimed a victory in
clearing her reputation
although a judge refused to
overturn Jamaican attorney
Vinette Graham-Allen's
appointment to the post of
DPP.

Attorney Wayne
Munroe submitted yesterday
that Senior Justice Isaacs’ rul-
ing was vindication for Mrs
Bethell and that vindication
must follow through the
whole process. He argued that
the respondents should pay
Mrs Grant-Bethell’s costs as
their actions were the cause
of her bringing the applica-
tion.

Milton Evans, QC,
who represents the Judicial
and Legal Services Commis-
sion

(JLSC), submitted that the
case was one in which the pri-

vate interest of the

applicant outweighed the
public interest. Mr Evans sub-
mitted that the cost should
follow the event, the event
being that her application was
dismissed.

Attorney Brian
Simms, QC, who represented
the Attorney General echoed
the same sentiments. He
argued that his client should
not be made to pay costs and
that his client should be
awarded costs in the matter.

Senior Justice Jon Isaacs
said he expects to deliver his
decision “as soon as possible.”

Outside court yes-
terday attorney Wayne
Munroe said that no determi-
nation has been made as yet
on what will be Mrs Grant-
Bethell’s next course of
action.

“The matter isn’t finished.
When the matter is finished
we'll make a determination
on what to do. There is no
need, as far as we are con-
cerned, to rush. You think
very carefully about what a

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BASKETBALL

NPWBA SERIES

e THE New Providence
Women’s Basketball Associa-
tion will begin their best-of-five
championship series tonight at
the DW Davis Gymnasium
with the top teams clashing.

The pennant winning Four
J’s Lady Cheetahs will take on
the second place Bommer G.
Lady Angels, the defending
champions. The game will
begin at 8 p.m., following a
media game at 7 p.m.

While the Lady Cheetahs
swept past the fourth place Col-
lege of the Bahamas Lady
Caribs, the Lady Angels had to
go to the third and deciding
game, clinching their berth on
Thurdday night with a 88-66
win over the Johnson Lady
Truckers.

In that game, Suzette
McKenzie scored a game high
28 points with 10 rebounds and
three assists to lead three other
players in double figures for
Bommer G.

Ashley Moss contributed a
double-double with 16 points
and 14 rebounds; Sharelle Cash
had 12 points, nine rebounds
and five steals and Diasti
Delancy also had 12 points with
nine rebounds, eight assists and
two steals.

In a losing effort, Glenda
Gilcus scored 21 points with
three rebounds, three steals and
two assists; Shantell Rolle had
19 ponts, fpur assists and three
rebounds and Janice Williams
had another double-doulbe
with 13 points and 20 rebounds.

Smee eaeaaeeenereereneeeseneer

BASKETBALL

NPBA RESULTS

¢ THE New Providence Bas-
ketball Association continued
its regular season as they wind
down before the playoffs get
started next week with a dou-
ble header on Thursday night
at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

In the opening game, the Y-
Care Wreckers knocked off the
Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Mariners 89-81 as Brandon
Ingraham led the way with 22
points and Mario Pickstock
added 18.

For the Mariners, Durchen
Sands had 22.

The other game saw the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Crimestoppers handcuff the
PJ’s Stingers 95-91 as Lameko
Forbes scored 21 points and
Tavaris Roker added 17.

The regular season came to a
close last night.

TENNIS
JR. TEAM AT

NCAC TOURNEY

¢ THE Bahamas Lawn Ten-
nis Association’s junior boys
and girls teams had mixed
results at the North/Central
America and Caribbean Pre-
Qualifying Tournament this
week in the Dominican
Republic. The boys twam of
Shannon Francis, Michael
Johnson and Dylan Walker
split their two games played,
losing 2-1 to Guatemala, but
won over Honduras by the
same score in Group E.

As for the girls, the team of
Dominique Mortier, [esha
Shepherd played out of Group
D where they lost 3-0 to the
Dominican Republic, 1-2 to
Barbados and 1-2 to Costa
Rica.

The team is scheduled to
return home this weekend.



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GEORGE
MASON
TOPS ‘NOVA
IN NCAA

TOURNEY
See story on pg 10

Vanderpool-Wallace sets
sights on 100m freestyle

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

ONE down and one more to go for
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace as she
gets set to put the finishing touches
on the greatest performance by an
Auburn University and Bahamian
swimmer at the NCAA Women’s
Swimming Championships.

Already having wrapped up her first
and the Bahamas initial title with
Auburn’s historic win in the women’s
50 metre freestyle, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace will be going after her second
individual title in the 100 free today in
Austin, Texas.

“Tt’s a great feeling. I went into the
race wanting to win it and so it’s a
great feeling to come out winning it,”
said Vanderpool-Wallace about
Thursday night’s triumph in the 50m
free at the Lee and Joe Jamil Texas
Swimming Center.

The 21-year-old junior at Auburn
University touched the wall in 21.38
seconds, which was just shy of her of
Southeastern Conference, Auburn
and Bahamian national records that
she set at the SEC Championships last
month in Gainesville, Florida.

“All of my hard work had paid off,”
said Vanderpool-Wallace in looking
back at the feat. “I was just really
excited that I won.”

Entered into the championships as
the top ranked competitor in the
nation, Vanderpool-Wallace said her
performance certainly boosted her
confidence as she achieved her goal.

“Every one here was prepared,
everyone was here to swim fast,” she
pointed out. “It’s really just going to
take the details to win and that was
what I focussed on.”

Like every collegiate swimmer,
Vanderpool-Wallace said she envi-
sioned one day that she would emerge
as an NCAA champion and from the

“It’s a great feeling. I went
into the race wanting to win
it and so it’s a great feeling to
come out winning it.”

day she entered Auburn University,
she prepared herself for this moment.

Putting off her celebrations until
she’s done tonight, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace said she just simply got a good
night sleep so that she could be fresh
and ready to continue the hectic
schedule that was still ahead of her.

“T don’t think there is anymore pres-
sure than what I would put on myself,”
she said. “Whenever I get up on the
blocks, I’m not concerned about what
anybody else is swimming.

“T just go out and try my best. Basi-
cally, I’m not worried about what oth-

er people
think I
should do. I
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Arianna Vanderpool-

there and
concentrate Wallace
on what I
have to do.”

With the 100 free on today as the
three-day meet come to a close, Van-
derpool-Wallace said she would like
nothing better than to duplicate the
same feat as the 50 free.

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Carl Heild (left) and Valentino Knowles (right)

Hield, Knowles get set for Pan



American Games qualifiers

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE road to the Pan American
Games will begin next week for
Bahamian boxers Carl Hield and
Valentino Knowles as they look to con-
tinue their impressive showing on the
international scene.

The duo are scheduled to leave town
on Wednesday with national coach
Andre Seymour for Venezuela where
they will participate in the first of three
qualifying tournaments from March 24-

“Our aim to get both of our boxers
qualified, especially in the first round,”
said Seymour, who is awaiting the
return of the two boxers from their
training camp in Cuba on Sunday.

Fresh of their bronze medal perfor-
mances at the COPA Tournament last
month in the Dominican Republic, both
Hield, who will be fighting out of the
welterweight or 69 kilo-class, and
Knowles, entered in the junior welter-

weight or 64 kilo-class, will have to fin-
ish in the top five in order to qualify.

Taureano ‘Reno’ Johnson was the
last Bahamian to qualify for the Pan
Am Games, the second biggest event
outside of the Olympic Games. He did
it in 2007 when he secured a gold medal
in the third round.

“Once we can get out of the first tri-
als, it would be good,” Seymour said.
“There are some big names in this one
like the United States, Cuba, Brazil.
But I still feel confident that we can
qualify in this one.”

Seymour said based on their perfor-
mances in the past, he is confident that
they both can prevail because “they’re
not new to this level of competition and
they know the boxers.

“This is what we have been preparing
for the last 4-5 years, so we know what
we are up against. They are ready.
Those guys are ready. We want to qual-
ify in the first one.”

If they fail to do so next week, Sey-
mour said they will have to wait for the
second round on April 30 in Ecuador

where the conditions

are not

Yakimova and
Kerber to clash
for Bahamas Open
Women’s title

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

UNSEEDED Anastasia
Yakimova and number fifth
seed Angelique Kerber, meet-
ing for the first time since they
were juniors, will clash for the
initial Bahamas Open Wom-
en’s singles title today at the
National Tennis Center.

Yakimova of Belarus, got
past number eight seed Mag-
dalena Rybarikova 6-1, 7-5
and German Angelique Ker-
ber stunned No.4 seed Rebec-
ca Marino of Canada 7-6 (2),
6-4 to set up today’s 1 p.m.
meeting in the grand finale of
the inaugural tournament.

The winner will pocket
$15,200, while the loser will
take in $8,107.

Also yesterday, the first seg-
ment of the championship was
completed with the top
ranked team of Natalie

“favourable, especially the weather and
the altitude, which is very high.

“Tt could play a difficult part in your
breathing. We were there last year at
the Contentinal. This is also the cold
weather time in Ecuador when the sec-
ond qualifier takes place. So we are
going to do our best to try and qualify in
this first one.”

Seymour said he’s confident that if
both Hield and Knowles go out and box
smart and don’t take anyone “lightly,”
they should have no problems qualify-
ing.

“You can’t leave anything up to the
officials. We have to win everything fair
and clean,” he said. “We just don’t want
to leave anything up to the officials.
That is one of our focus. We can’t take
anyone lightly.”

As a last resort, the boxers will have
to gear up for the third and final round
that will be held in June. The Amateur
Boxing Federation of the Bahamas is
bidding to host the third round of the
trials.

Grandin of the Republic of
South Africa and Vladimira
Uhlirova of the Czech Repub-
lic beating the No.3 Ameri-
can team of Raquel Kops-
Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4,
6-2.

The winners shared $5,573
and the losers split $2,787.

As for today’s singles final,
both players are eager to face
each other.

“It was a bit difficult with
the conditions because it was
hot and there was still some
wind,” said Yakimova, who is
currently ranked at 118 in the
world.

“But it was the same for
both players, so it was normal.
I just tried to play my game
and do my things. I was quite
satisfied with my game and
how I was able to close it out.”

SEE page 10



Knowles, Mertinak sent packing by Federer and Wawrinka

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MARK Knowles didn’t expect to
take his break from the ATP Tennis
Tour the way he and Michal Merti-
nak were ousted at the BNP Paribas
Open on Thursday night.

Playing in the quarter-final in Indi-
an Wells, California, Knowles and
Mertinak were sent packing with a
disappointing 6-1, 7-5 loss to Roger
Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the
unseeded Switzerland team, who oust-
ed tournament number two seeds Max
Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the first
round.

Knowles will now turn to parent-
hood as his wife, Dawn, prepares for
the delivery of their daughter, their
third child, next week. But before he
left, Knowles tried to put their per-
formance into prospective.

“T’m a little bit disappointed. We
didn’t get off to a great start, lost the
first set pretty easy and we had some
chances in the second,” Knowles said.
“We really thought we would have
won the second.

“Unfortunately, we were not able to
pull it out at the end.”

Federer and Wawrinka stunned
Knowles and Mertinak when they con-
verted four of their five break point
opportunities to secure the match in

just 65 minutes of play before a
packed crowd on centre court.

“It was a great challenge,” said
Knowles, about playing against one
of the greatest tennis players of all
times. “It was awesome. That’s why I
play the game. I really enjoy it.

“We played really well in the second
set. We probably had a chance to win
that one, but we were just a little bit
disappointed with our start. Obvious-
ly, it was a nice challenge, but I was
disappointed with our start.”

This was the second time that
Knowles faced Federer, having
teamed up with his former partner
Nestor to beat the number two ranked
singles player in the world in the final

>

of this same tournament in 2002.

Yesterday, Federer and Wawrinka
was scheduled to play against world’s
No.1 singles player Rafael Nadal and
Marc Lopez as Federer and Nadal met
for the third time in their career.

But Knowles said he doesn’t antic-
ipate that the world’s best two singles
players will make it a habit playing in
doubles at the same time that they are
playing singles on the tour.

“This was the first big hard court
tournament, followed by another one
in Miami,” Knowles pointed out. “It’s
a ten day event where they get days
off in between singles where they can

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GEORGE Mason's Mike
Morrison held his favorite T-
shirt with a you-gotta-believe
slogan that his team might
have another remarkable run
in them to match 2006.

"We ARE this year's
George Mason."

If the Patriots are going to
duplicate that team's march
to the Final Four — wow! —
did they ever start with a
shot to remember.

Luke Hancock hit a 3-
pointer with 21 seconds left,
capping the Patriots’ come-
back and keeping the one-
time NCAA tournament dar-
lings playing with a 61-57 win
over Villanova on Friday.

Step aside, for now, that
2006 team. George Mason
has another fantastic story
to tell.

"We're trying to do our
own thing,” Hancock said.
“Make our own name."

They waited until the final
ticks to take a lead on Han-
cock's clutch shot. The Patri-
ots (27-6) will play Ohio
State or Texas-San Antonio
on Sunday in the East
region.

Hancock, his left shoulder
taped and bandaged, showed
no concern about any injury.
He took a couple hard drib-
bles to his right, as if he was
going to drive the lane for
the go-ahead basket, then
stopped right in his tracks.
He crossed over and stepped
back, then calmly knocked
down the 3-pointer from a
foot beyond the are on the
right wing.

"I was kind of hoping and
praying,” Hancock said.

Corey Stokes’ final shot
for Villanova hit the top of
the backboard and Morrison
slammed home one final bas-
ket for the Patriots, who will
likely have to knock off the
top-seeded Buckeyes to kick
their run into second gear.

"This is our team here,
two different years and two
different teams," Morrison
said. "We are trying to do
what we have to do for our-

selves."

This was the latest and last
collapse for the Wildcats (21-
12), who end the season ona
six-game losing streak. They
were once ranked as high as
No. 5 but failed to get out of
the first weekend of the
NCAA tournament for the
second straight year.

Hancock scored 18 points,
and Morrison had 10 points
and 11 rebounds for George
Mason, which won its open-
ing tournament game for the
first time since its Final Four
run in 2006.

The eighth-seeded Patriots
trailed by 10 in the first half
only to inch their way back.

Isaiah Tate popped
George Mason's first 3 of the
second half with 1:57 left to
make it 54-51, and the Wild-
cats crumbled from the free-
throw line. Antonio Pena
missed two and Mouphtaou
Yarou clanked the front end
of a one-and-one.

Morrison took advantage,
dunking in a miss with 55
seconds left for George
Mason's first lead since ear-
ly in the game. After Corey
Fisher drew a foul on a 3-
point attempt and made all
of them for a 57-56 lead,
Hancock followed with the
biggest shot of his career.

The crowd filled to the
rafters with Ohio State fans
— most of them surely
recalling George Mason's
sizzling run of a few years
ago — roared in approval.

"He made a big-time
shot," Villanova coach Jay
Wright said. "It doesn't sur-
prise me.”

Fisher finished with 20
points and Stokes had 14 for
Villanova, but each went
cold in the final 20 minutes
after a great first half that
rekindled memories of a 16-
1 start to the season. The
Wildcats, who went the final
3:28 without a field goal, won
their final game on Feb. 19.

There were tears and hugs
in the Villanova locker room
as players accepted defeat.

"We never expected to go
out like this," Stokes said,
using a towel to dry his eyes.

"I'm proud of my team-
mates. We played our hearts
out. We missed shots. They
played great defense down
the stretch."

George Mason won its
first NCAA tournament
game since it knocked off
Connecticut in the 2006
regional final, a run that
coach Jim Larranaga said he
never tires of talking about.

He's got a new story now.

"They don't want this
tournament to be just one-
and-done. They want to
make memories of their
own,” Larranaga said. "They
want to do things that the '06
team did, but they weren't
on the '06 team. They're
focused on being the best
that they can be this year."

George Mason can still
become this year's George
Mason — although as a sin-
gle-digit seed for the first
time in program history, a
run through March as the
tournament's favorite mid-
major will be a tougher sell.

That's fine with the Patri-
ots, who just want to keep
rolling.

Villanova began the game
like the team that was
ranked No. 5 in the country,
not the one that took a nose-
dive in the second half of the
season. Fisher and Stokes
worked their way open and
swished 3s as easy as free
throws.

Fisher scored 11 straight
points and Stokes followed
that run with three straight
3s. The two Coreys scored
22 of Villanova's first 23
points and helped them toa
10-point lead.

Yarou scored the first non-
Corey field goal with 6:55
left in the first half.

Stokes missed a late 3, but
Fisher bounced on a loose
ball rebound and tossed up a
floater to keep it a nine-point
lead for Villanova. But
unlike Michigan's rout over
Tennessee, this was no 8-9
mismatch. On the brink of
falling into trouble, the Patri-
ots cranked up the defensive
pressure and hit free throws
that help get them to 35-29 at



Vanderpool-Wallace
FROM page nine

“Tt would be awesome if I
can do that,” she said. “That’s
my goal going into it.”

As she did in the 50 free,
Vanderpool-Wallace is the
No.1 ranked competitor for
the 100 free, but that doesn’t
mean that she has the victory
in the bag just yet.

She know that everybody
will be coming out gunning
for her.

With such a huge goal
ahead of her, becoming the
first Auburn and Bahamian
swimmer to win two titles at
the same NCAA’s, Vander-
pool-Wallace said she appre-
ciate all the support she’s get-
ting from home and she hope
that she can live up to every-
one’s expectations.

“Tt’s so nice to be repre-
senting Auburn University
and the Bahamas,” she said.

Only time will tell today if
she is successful in accom-
plishing that goal or not. In
any event, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace can proudly walk away
from the championships as a
champion.

Yakimova
FROM page nine

Yakimova, a right-hander
who loves playing on the hard
court surface, admitted that
it’s going to be in another
tough match in the final, but
she said she’s not going to
separate it from all of the oth-
ers she’s played.

“Tam just going to go out
there and try my best,” she
said.

For Kerber, her win over
Marino was not an easy one.
After going to the tie-breaker
in the first set, she fell behind
2-0 in the second set. But she
broke Marino to cut the
deficit to 2-1 and after they
both held serve, Kerber got
another break at 5-4 and held
serve for the win.

“T think it was a tough
match. She’s a very good play-
er and she played very well
today,” said Kerber, ranked
at 67 in the world. “I tried to
play every point, so ’m happy
that I won.”

As she prepare for today’s
final, Kerber said she is
“going to go on the court and
play my best tennis and we
will see what happens.”

On being here in the
Bahamas for the first tourna-
ment, Yakimova gave the
organisers a lot of credit.

“T think it’s very nice that
they managed to pull this off,”
she said. “It’s good that it’s
right between the two tour-
naments in Indian Wells and
Miami.

“Tt’s the first one, so of
course there’s a lot of things
they could do a little differ-
ent. But as it’s nice that they
can have this playing in
between the two big ones in
the States.”

After getting ousted in the
first round in Indian Wells,
Yakimova is hoping that her
appearance in the final here
will boost her confidence
going into Miami next week.

When asked about her
impression of the tournament
here in the Bahamas, Kerber
said the “weather, the hotel,
the people, everything here is
very nice here. I like it.”

On the tournament, she
said there were a lot of play-

ers using it to get over Indian
Wells and prepare for Miami.

Her only wish is that she go
all the way and win the ini-
tial singles title today.

Knowles
FROM page nine

play doubles and so they have
a little bit more of a flexibil1-
ty.

“But this tournament
always have a lot of singles
players playing. Rafael has
played almost every year and
Roger has played a few times.
I know I beat him here in the
finals in 2002. So I think it’s
an event that always attract
the top singles players. But I
don’t think they will play a
ton of events.”

While it’s a good opportu-
nity to play against Federer,
Knowles was given an even
better eat for the semifinal
when he was a colour com-
mentator on a live showing
that was aired last night.

Now that he’s done in the
tournament, Knowles said his
focus will shift to a more
important aspect of his life,
fatherhood - again.

“My wife is due March 28,
but I have the phone close to
me. Hopefully it won’t hap-
pen in the next day or two
before I get back,” he
quipped. “But we’re expect-
ing the arrival of our daugh-
ter on March 28.

“So I’m just going to spend
a lot of family time and enjoy
having three kids.”

In his absence for the next
month at least, Mertinak is
expected to pair up with a
new partner, starting with Vic
Norman in Miami, Florida
next week.



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V olume: 107 No.97SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Murder rate THREE times higher than US W EATHER M OSTLY SUNNY A ND BREEZY HIGH 81F LOW 70F I N S I D E By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net A NEW study reveals that the countrys murder rate is three times higher per capi ta than the United States. The Royal Bahamas Police Forces study, announced yesterday afternoon at the College of the Bahamas Chapters book store, Sgt Chaswell Hanna said that for every 100,000 persons, the Bahamas has three times the murders of the US and is ranked 14th in the world. The study entitled, Reducing Murders in The Bahamas: A Strategic Plan Based on Empirical Research, is a comprehen sive research analysis of murder trends between 2005 and 2009 and also features a murder reduction strategy that proposes policy changes, police initiatives, legislative adjustments and community based pro grammes. Sgt Hanna said the research project is aimed to increase public awareness of specific types of murder, identifying avenues to increase detection rates, and outlining guidelines by which case disposal by the police and convictions can be improved. In the study Sgt Hanna reveals that murders are primarily occurring in the south eastern area of New Provi dence consisting of Pinewood, South Beach, Nassau Village and other densely populated areas. According to the study victims profiles have been consistent over the last 15 New study by Royal Bahamas P olice Force TRY OUR DOUBLE M cFISH The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTEDAND REALESTATE BAHAMASBIGGEST I N S I D E INTODAYTRIBUNE ... BODY & MORE 50 PLUS A A F F R R E E E E G G U U I I D D E E T T O O L L I I V V I I N N G G B B E E T T T T E E R R L L O O N N G G E E R R WORKERS Party Leader Rodney Moncur declined to comment on a statement he made during a radio programme claiming that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was responsible for writing the editorials of this newspaper and not its publisher, Eileen Dupuch Carron. When contacted by The Tribune for proof to back up his assertions, Mr Moncur said that while he was privy to a lot of information he was unwilling to make an enemy of The Tribune Mr Moncurs remarks came earlier this week on the radio programme Hard Copy hosted by former BIS Director of WORKERS PARTY LEADER STAYS SILENT OVER HIS STATEMENT ON RADIO PROGRAMME RODNEY MONCUR B y NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Staff Reporter n mckenzie@tribunemedia.net V ETERAN prosecutor C heryl Grant-Bethell was back in court yesterday where her attorneys argued that shes hould not be made to pay costs. M rs Grant-Bethell filed an a pplication for judicial review a fter being passed over for the post of Director of Public Tim Clarke /Tribune staff R ESEARCHANALYSIS: P olice officer Sgt. Chaswell Hanna speaks at Chapter One Bookstore to COB students yesterday on recent ly published murder study. SEE page seven PROSECUTOR GRANT-BETHELL BACK IN COURT SEE page seven LET D ANCE: B AHAMAS EXPERIEN CESFLASHMOB DANCING UP ASTORM: Hundreds were surprised as they experienced a flash mob in the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Grand Bahama. As tourists and locals enjoyed the Spring Break and St Patricks Day, a group of over 80 persons, ranging from children to senior citizens, performed a three-minute dance routine starting with one person and building to the full group. n SEE PAGETWO Man shot dead while trying to protect brother SEE page seven By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net A FAMILY is grieving the loss of 29-year-old Javado Miller who was killed while reportedly attempting to protect his brother from gunfire. Eyewitnesses said Mr Millers brother, Tevaris Miller, was sitting outside his house between Kemp and St James Roads with a group of up to 15 people when a man related to the Miller brothers approached and started an argument with Tevaris just after 6pm. He came up to him saying he didnt like how he had been speeding through his corner, an eye witness said. Then he struck him, so they ended up fighting. The argument escalated into a fist fight. The man left the area with bruises on his face, threat ening to return. When he came back to the scene around 20 minutes later he fired shots at the crowd, eyewitnesses said. Javado pushed his brother into the house where he would be safe, and approached the gunman in SEE page seven SCENEOFTRAGEDY: The place where Javado Miller was shot in front of a group of up to 15 friends and relatives. Blood can be seen on a plastic bike part in the foreground.

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WHAT was likely the very first flash mob experienced in the Bahamas took hundreds by surprise in the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Grand Bahama on Thurs day. A s tourists and locals were out in the spirit of not only Spring Break, but also St Patricks Day, a group of over 80 persons from all walks of life, ranging from children to senior citizens, p erformed a three-minute d ance routine starting with one person and building to the full group. The group had been practicing for four weeks under the direction of local Grand Bahamian choreography Julion Collie for their performance. The term flash mob denotes a group of people who are directed to assem ble suddenly in a public place at a designated time to perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse. Enter tainment The purpose of a flash mob is often for entertain ment and/or satire. Flash mobs have become very popular since 2003 and many have taken place all over the world. The difficulty with any flash mob is to keep it secret, and in particular on an island. Dubbed the best known secret on Grand Bahama, organisers said those that knew or found out by sur prise experienced a little piece of history. Thursdays flash mob was the brainchild of Laurie Tuchel, a resident of Grand Bahama and co-founder of the Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation. Prudence Gallagher, owner of the clothing store Ban delero, was the event coorganiser. The flash mob was direct ed by Jackie Dack and the film direction was done by Paul Mockler and David Mackey. Although many clips will likely make their on to the internet, filmed by the many bystanders, an official video will be announced soon and will be made available on Youtube.com, TheBahamasWeekly.com, and via other media house websites, organisers said. The Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation presented all the participants with a bright blue wrist band that says GBI Flash Mob 2011 as a keepsake. Organisers said they want to thank the many flash mob participants who brought a huge sense of enthusiasm and fun to the community of Grand Bahama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t %HYHUDJH'HSDUWPHQW 'LUHFWDQGFRRUGLQDWHWKHRRPV'LYLVLRQRSHUDWLRQVLQFRQMXQFWLRQZLWKWKH*HQHUDO 0DQDJHUDQG+RWHODQDJHUWRPHHWWKHGDLO\QHHGVRIWKHKRWHOLQFOXGLQJEXWQRW OLPLWHGWRVWDIQJIRUHFDVWLQJFRQWUROOLQJDQGVXSHUYLVLRQ 'LUHFWDQGFRRUGLQDWHZLWKWKH'LUHFWRU+RXVHNHHSLQJWRHQVXUHWKDWKRXVHNHHSLQJ SURFHGXUHVDUHHVWDEOLVKHGWRPD[LPL]HSURGXFWLRQUHJXODWHOLQHQDQGKRXVHNHHSLQJ VXSSOLHVDQGWRHQVXUHWKHFOHDQOLQHVVRIWKHIDFLOLW\&HUWLI\WKDWSURFHGXUHVDQG FRQWUROVDUHLPSOHPHQWHGIRUWKHODXQGU\RSHUDWLRQ 6 NLOOVt$ELOLWLHV 0XVWEHDEOHWRVSHDNUHDGZULWHDQGXQGHUVWDQGWKHSULPDU\ODQJXDJHVf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t([SHULHQFH %DFKHORUV'HJUHHRUHTXLYDOHQWHGXFDWLRQH[SHULHQFHUHTXLUHG )RXUWRYH\HDUVRIHPSOR\PHQWLQDUHODWHGSRVLWLRQ 4 XDOLHGDSSOLFDQWVDUHLQYLWHGWRYLVLWRXUZHEVLWHRUHPDLOUHVXPHVDWVQEUMREV#VKHUDWRQFRP1RWH$OOLQIRUPDWLRQZLOOEHKHOGLQVWULFWHVWRIFRQGHQFH 'HDGOLQHIRUDOODSSOLFDQWVLV$SULO BAHAMAS experiences its first ever FLASH MOB LET US ENTERTAIN YOU: The flash mob in Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya on March 17 just after 6 pm. PHOTOS: The Bahamas W eekly

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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has secured a legal victory and has reissued its directive recalling the Bahamian official with responsibility for trade and investment in the Miami Consul, according to documents obtained by The Tribune Lynnith Braynen, a civil servant for 21 years, filed a judicial review against the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General over a decision to withdraw her from the Miami post. Her challenge to the decision has been rejected by the courts. She was awarded a oneyear contract to serve as Consul in 2009. Her request for an extension was denied last year. And her apartment lease was set to be terminated. Since the legal victory last week, Mrs Braynen has been instructed to wind up her affairs and return to the Bahamas no later than Sunday, 27 March, 2011, according to a letter sent by Patricia Rodgers, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA Documents The letter also notes that Mrs Braynen is to hand over all official documents issued by the US State Department, including identification cards, tax exemption cards to the Consul General, Rhoda Jackson. Mrs Braynen has since appealed to the ministry for reconsideration on humanitarian grounds among others. She argues the transfer would interfere with the ongoing medical management of her son, who is being treated for cerebral palsy, and interrupt the education of her eldest daughter, who is enrolled in school in the US. Medical specialists say the prognosis for her son for gradual improvement and prevention of complications is good as long as therapeutic measures are in place. Her son is said to currently require physical and occupational therapy programmes at a frequency of twice a week. Mrs Braynens daughter was n ominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington at the end of the month. She was recognised as one of a select group of students with the scholastic merit, maturity and strength of character to represent her school and her country at this unique leadership programme for exception-a l grade six and seven students, stated a letter sent by Mrs Braynen to the Ministy of Foreign Affairs. She appealed to the empathy and goodwill of the permanent secretary in outlining the familial considerations. THE Deep Creek Middle S chool announced this week that five students have been accepted to attend boarding schools in the US on scholarships, each of which is worth almost $1 million. The students, who will begin boarding school in the 20112012 school year, are: Benjamin Williams of Palmetto Point (The Pennington School, NJ) Kristen Rolle of Deep Creek (The Lawrenceville School, NJ) Megan Sweeting of Green Castle (Perkiomen, PA Anna McCartney of T arpum Bay (Wilbraham and Monson Academy, MA) Aliece Goodman of Tarpum Bay (Lawrence Academy, MA) These students join 19 other Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS gone on to study at US boardi ng schools in the school's 10year history. At $230,000 per year, the scholarships and aid packages are the largest ever given in one year to DCMS graduates. Each year, we have to fundraise $230,000 to run the school. So it is nice to see that t he investment that others have made in the past is continuing to be invested in these students said principal Dr Joanna Paul. It shows how valuable our DCMS graduates are worldwide, Since 2002, DCMS graduates have received $2.25 million in scholarships for secondary education. "I am extremely proud of Megan and the other students for their achievements. This represents a great opportunity for these students to further their education and will open doors for their continued suc cesses down the road," said par ent Bernadette Sweeting of Green Castle. The Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS dent school for Bahamian stu dents in grades seven through nine. It is the only private middle school in the Bahamas. The mission of the school is teach ing the future leaders of the Bahamas. Deep Creek Middle School works collaboratively with the Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute. DCMS is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year, and can be contacted on 242-334-8414. 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A number of p ersons were apprehended and questioned about their immigration status. Officials said that following a thor-ough interview and investigation process, officers sent to Nassau 35 persons, who were unable to satisfy questions concerning their status. Ahigh-powered weapon was seized by officers of the Rapid Strike unit on Thurs day night. The police offices were act ing on a tip when they pro ceeded to an abandoned building on Summer Street in Nassau Village at around 10.50pm. The officers found the weapon inside the derelict building; no one was taken into custody. Investigations into this matter continue. South Eleuthera students earn almost $1m in scholarships THE Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD further changes to traffic flow at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA c ome into effect. As the LPIA Redevelopment Project moves into stage two (the demolition and reconstruction of the old US Departure Terminal) traffic exiting the airport will be diverted or redirected to accommodate construction vehicles. As such, t he motoring public is advised to observe and obey all traffic signage in order to ensure peaceful co-existence of all users, motorists and pedestrians. The full understanding, cooperation and patience of the public is appreciated as we continue to transform LPIA into a world-class airport, NAD said. Ministry wins legal dispute over decision to withdraw official fromMiami post AIRPORT TRAFFIC CHANGES COME INTO EFFECT news BRIEFS PEOPLE QUIZZED ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS OFFICERS SEIZE WEAPON FANTASTIC FIVE: Students who will begin boarding school in 2011-2012.

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EDITOR, The Tribune. Instead of URCA issuing p ress releases, in the spirit and i ntent of competition and regu lation, transparency, non-disc rimination and all the good stuff that URCA espouses, t hey should hold a press conference and open themselves up to questions from the press/public. T he Commissioners and Executive Management who a re well paid and remunerate d should be required to face t he music. Not hide behind paper. Too whom much is give n, much is expected. URCAs professionalism has been called into question, by hiring a consultant who is foreign-based and who is unable to keep her public profile upto-date. But yet is advising onh uman resourcing. She neglected to maintain her own h uman resource information. U RCAs 2009 Annual R eport allocates $418,394 for K ey Management Compensation. Almost $500,000, the feet need to be held to the fire. We pay these foreigners more money than would ever b e given to a local firm, they then have to be made even m ore accountable. I t is lamentable that the press and the opposition have awoken at this late date to q uestion the entire privatisation exercise. It seems backi n 2009 an article was carried i n one of the newspapers a bout the impartiality of the B TC privatisation committee and its advisors. I seem to r ecall the chairman of the privatisation committee at that time, saying this was bellyaching. G overnment in the sunshine just extorting taxes a nd burning up tax dollars, b ecause for all this money a int nothing chang-ing. L INDA THOMAS Metaphorically Speaking Nassau, March 1, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 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 W EBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm THYROID cancer for sure. Leukemia, probably. Too much radiation can raise the risk of developing cancer years down the road, scientists agree, and the young are most vulnerable. But just how much or how long an exposure is risky is not clear. Those are among the unknowns scientists are contemplating as the crisis unfolds at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant. In Japan, the Science Ministry said radiation levels about 19 miles northwest of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant rose at one point Friday to 0.15 millisieverts per hour, about the amount absorbed in a chest X-ray. But levels have been fluctuating, and radiation at most sites that distance from the facility have been far below that. Long term, it is clear radiation can induce cancer. But researchers can't just count cancer cases after a disaster and declare radiation responsible. Rates before and after must be compared to know if more cases occurred than would be expected. That is why, 25 years after the Chernobyl accident, there is still controversy over its effects beyond the undisputed 6,000 cases of thyroid cancer. Of these cases, only 15 had proved fatal as of 2005, even though the Soviets were slow to treat victims of the catastro phe. The records necessary to spot trends in other types of cancer as a result of Chernobyl are poor, said Dr. Fred Mettler, a University of New Mexico scientist who led a United Nations-sponsored team investigating Chernobyl's health effects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that no amount of radiation is absolutely safe above the 3 to 6 millisieverts a year that most of us get from normal living. In contrast, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that low doses less than 100 millisieverts spread out over years are not harmful. Researchers have not documented danger from such low levels, said Kelly Classic, a radiation physicist at the Mayo Clinic and a spokeswoman for the Health Physics Society, an orga nization of radiation safety specialists. High doses over 500 millisieverts can raise the risk of leukemia, breast, bladder, colon, liver, lung, esophageal, ovarian and stomach cancers, and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, government scientists say. In between the high and lower levels, the picture is murky. Much depends on the type of radiation people are exposed to, how old they are, and how well each person's body repairs any DNA damage Children are the ones at risk for radiation's most obviously related cancer thyroid. Radioactive iodine collects in the thyroid glandin the neck. Potassium iodide pills can block its absorption and minimize harm, but they must be given within 12 hours of exposure to do much good. When Chernobyl exploded, health workers "had millions of square kilometers to cover and it was all rural areas and they didn't really have anything stockpiled," Mettler said. Children also drank milk from cows that grazed on contaminated grass for weeks after the disaster, compounding their exposure and risk. More than 6,000 thyroid cancers have been documented in people who were chil dren in the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia when the disaster occurred. But In Poland, where the antidote pills were given out, there were no higher rates of thyroid cancer. Properly treated, thyroid "is one of the least deadly cancers," the American Cancer Society says. And low levels of radioactive iodine exposure have not been shown to increase thyroid cancer risk in studies of fallout from nuclear weapons testing in the western United States during the 1950s, the society says. Studies of atomic bomb survivors have found higher rates of cancer. But those disasters involved different radioactive elements than the type emitted from the Japanese nuclear plant so far. So for now, the clearest information on cancer risk from a nuclear plant accident may come from Chernobyl. That disaster exposed 5 million people in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine to large amounts of radioactive mate rial for 10 days, according to the 2008 report that Mettler helped write for the United Nations' Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, which represents 22 nations on nuclear safety. Exposure to cesium was a big concern because it affects the whole body, not just the thyroid gland. And exposure among cleanup workers and emergency responders ranged as high as a few hundred millisieverts over the fol lowing few years. Evidence suggests a higher rate of leukemia in these workers, "but it's not certain," Mettler said. Research is continuing in that group, and longer follow-up should establish that more clearly, he said. As bad as Chernobyl was, the average radi ation dose over 20 years to people who live in contaminated areas was "relatively low" 9 millisieverts, nearly the equivalent of a CT scan once the short-term doses to the thy roid were subtracted, the UN report said. That means there should not be "substantial health effects in the general population that could be attributed to radiation," the report concludes. The NRC has said that typical annual back ground exposure to radiation shaves 18 days off the expected lifespan. Working in a nuclear plant under ordinary conditions not in a crisis like the one unfolding in Japan short ens life expectancy by 51 days. By comparison, being 15 per cent overweight cuts two years; smoking a pack of cigarettes a day costs six years of life. (This article is by The Associated Press URCA me thinketh thou protest too much! LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Lacking complete answers on radiation risk 7KHQHZURRPKHUDWRQDVVDX%HDFKHVRUWDVVDX7KH %DKDPDVLVORRNLQJIRU&KHI'H&XLVLQH6XSSRUWDQGDVVLVWWKH([HFXWLYH&KHI2YHUVHHWKHGD\WRGD\FXOLQDU\RSHUDWLRQVRI WKHKRWHO7UDLQDQGVXSHUYLVHVWDIIDQGPRQLWRUIRRGTXDOLW\(VVHQWLDO 6HOHFWWUDLQDQGVXSHUYLVHNLWFKHQVWDIILQWKHSURSHUSUHSDUDWLRQRIPHQXLWHPVHTXLSPHQW DQG VDIHW\PHDVXUHV (YDOXDWHSHUIRUPDQFHJLYHJXLGDQFHDQGGLVFLSOLQHDVQHFHVVDU\WRSURPRWHTXDOLW\SURGXFWV 9LVXDOO\LQVSHFWVHOHFWDQGXVHRQO\WKHIUHVKHVWIUXLWVYHJHWDEOHVPHDWVVKIRZODQGRWKHU IRRGSURGXFWVRIWKHKLJKHVWVWDQGDUGLQWKHSUHSDUDWLRQRIDOOPHQXLWHPV 5HDGDQGHPSOR\PDWKVNLOOVIRUIROORZLQJUHFLSHV 3UHSDUHUHTXLVLWLRQVIRUVXSSOLHVDQGIRRGLWHPVIRUSURGXFWLRQLQZRUNVWDWLRQ 2EVHUYHSURGXFWLRQRZDQGPDNHDGMXVWPHQWVLQRUGHUWRDGKHUHWRFRQWUROSURFHGXUHVIRU FRVWDQGTXDOLW\6NLOOVt$ELOLWLHV 0XVWEHDEOHWRVSHDNUHDGZULWHDQGXQGHUVWDQGWKHSULPDU\ODQJXDJHVf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t%HYHUDJH4XDOLFDWLRQVt([SHULHQFH +LJKFKRRORUHTXLYDOHQWHGXFDWLRQUHTXLUHG%DFKHORUV'HJUHHSUHIHUUHG 0LQLPXPRIWZR\HDUVH[SHULHQFHDVDRXV&KHILQDKLJKHQGKLJKTXDOLW\ RSHUDWLRQ4XDOLHGDSSOLFDQWVDUHLQYLWHGWRYLVLWRXUZHEVLWHRUHPDLOUHVXPHVWRVQEUMREV#VKHUDWRQFRP1RWH$OOLQIRUPDWLRQZLOOEHKHOGLQVWULFWHVWRIFRQGHQFH'HDGOLQHIRUDOODSSOLFDQWVLV EDITOR, The Tribune. Thanks for the space allowed in printing this letter as a first time writer. A s I read the todays edition of your news paper I ran across a story MP claims PLP consciously voted against providing clean w ater. Ordinarily I would just past over such a heading but in this case I had to read the wholes tory to be able to get a proper understanding to the contents matching that with the storys heading. It was at the end of the story that the Prime Minister brought some clarity tom y earlier perception. However it seems to me that if the MP who introduced the item in the House had the same u nderstanding that there would have been no need for its introduction, (unless to be mis chievous). While on the other side of the coin if sincere attention was paid when the bill was i ntroduced it would have been clear to all as to what they were voting for or against. T hen I concluded as others in the country that we as taxpayers are not getting the kind of representation that is expected. Since the Bahamian populace cannot all go to parliament and listen and respond to its daily work we expect those we elect to repre-s ent us to do so rather than many hours trying to score points against each other. Recently I have become very disappointed in type of discussion that is allowed to go on inp arliament. While I am still an old supporter of the FNM, I believe it is time for both sides to raise the bar and show more respect one to another while they are privileged to serve this great Bahamas. A LFRED MOSS Freeport, Grand Bahama. M arch 3, 2011. Time for both sides in Parliament to raise bar EDITOR, The Tribune. There has been much to-do lately regarding the prison bus route through eastern New Providence where the bus and its police escort are driven in a manner that endangers others on the road. Living in that area, I am often on those roads and feel compelled to voice my outrage at this dangerous and unnecessary practice. Unfortunately, my recent experience is similar to that of too many other drivers that frequent these roads. I was heading west on Eastern Road near the bend at Deals Heights around 4.30pm. Obviously, given the time of day, there was bumper-to-bumper eastbound traffic. Due to the curve in the road, I could not see oncoming traffic beyond a short distance in front of my car, and con ceivably, nor could the approaching traffic heading east. In a split second I was looking at a police car straight on, driving towards me at an excessive rate of speed on my side of the road. What to do, where to go? There is no time to weigh the options. One instinctively pulls off to the verge of the road, which in this case was virtually nonexistent. Fortunately for me, the oncoming traffic, mostly hard working citizens trying to get home after a hard days work, had moved over and stopped. This allowed the police escort and the prisoner bus to scrape past me. Had this not happened, the narrow lane that was used by the speeding bus would not have appeared and I might be writing a letter of an entirely different nature. In a letter to the Editor in this column today (March 18 the writer stated that hers was the third such letter printed this week addressing this very serious matter. Well, consider this the fourth. How many will it take to get the relevant government Ministrys attention to resolve this dangerous situation? Must we wait for personal injury or loss of life to occur? An accident is going to happen. It is not even if it happens, but rather when it happens. There will be blood on the hands of those responsible for overseeing our vehicular safety on the streets of Nassau. As Mrs Ogilvie states in her letter to the Editor, There has to be a better way. Lets see some action taken on this volatile situation before it comes to bloodshed. Concerned for our safety. B THOMPSON Nassau, March 18, 2011. Action needed before it comes to bloodshed EDITOR, The Tribune. I dont usually watch when the Senate is televised, however, having to rest a sprained ankle, I caught some of the debate yesterday and was very impressed by the creative language of certain of our Senators. Saunders Beach new toilets for those who missed this we are going to have a set of state-of-the art male and female toilets. Now what makes a public toilet state-of-the art? A toilet with ocean view? Air-conditioned? Automati cally scented? Has a Balcony where the users of the toilets can rest? Has piped music of your choice? Electric toilet paper dispensers? Hot air hand dryers? Ability to obtain a massage? Valet parking? Car wash whilst you use the state of the art toilet? Automatic flush system? A relaxation bed for patrons after using the toilet? Gourmet food dispensers? Cable television? Wi-fi connection for those who wish to be always connected? Fixed line telephone in each toilet booth? Selection of the daily newspapers? Charging points for your mobile telephone and blackberries? Of course an ATM! Only then I suggest the public toilet could be described as state-of-the art. It really is the silly season already elections coming sooner than we all expect certainly before the OOOs of Chinese for Cable Beach. H HUMES Nassau, March 15, 2011. WHAT MAKES A PUBLIC TOILET STATE-OF-THE ART?

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BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Even though the government is seeking to recruit more Bahamian teachers in some critical subject areas, Education Minister Desmond Bannister said foreign teachers will always be needed in the countrys education system. He stressed that the education system can become stagnant without a cross pollination in education of foreign educators. Visiting Grand Bahama, Minister Bannister said the Cuban teachers have been a blessing to the schools in the Family Islands, despite some minor language issues. We are grateful for the relationship we have with Cuba, said the education minister. This is the third time that Cuban teachers have come here in three-year stints. And there have been small language issues every year and it has been documented for the last six years that this has happened. Mr Bannister explained that the Cuban teachers are not familiar with the Bahamian vernacular but are able to speak English. There is a period they require so that they become familiar with the Bahamian idiom; they speak English and they come in the classroom with 30 children who may say certain things that are not the Queens English that they learned at university in Cuba, he said. However, Mr Bannister said the Bahamas has benefitted by having these teachers, firstly, in areas where we dont have sufficient Bahamians qualified, such as agriculture and a number of technical areas, and secondly, they are willing to go in the Family Islands where we have thousands of children that need to be educated and where, quite frankly, many of my teachers might not want to go. We continue to encourage Bahamians to invest a part of their careers teaching in the Family Islands, making a difference in the lives of young Bahamian children in those islands. Those Cuban teachers have gone and made a difference in many of the Family Islands teaching chemistry, physics, math, and other areas where we need more and more Bahamians to come back home and specialise in, Mr Bannister said. And as we get more Bahamians we can phase out more non-Bahamian teachers, but what we also have to realise is any education system that is stagnant and refusing to bring people from the outside, any education system that refuses to entertain other ideas, thoughts and cultures, becomes so stagnant that it fails to educate people at the level it ought to, he said. So no matter how advanced the education system is, you will continue to need and want to get foreigners in it some how. That is what the Americans are doing; they are now recruiting some of our top Bahamian students to stay there in the sciences. Mr Bannister said he recently met a Bahamian who is now teaching in China. These other countries understand the need for crosspollination in education, and we have to appreciate that the very nature of education is such that without cross-pollination it becomes stagnant and we do not improve at all, he said. 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An organiser said: The school has more than 700 students that need reading material to feed their young, eager minds, so if you have any books suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 11, they can be donated to Media Enterprises on Shirley Park Avenue. BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Bahamian students represent ing the Catholic Board of Education of the Archdiocese of Nassau ranked among the top three at the Annual Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling Bee Competition. A student from Grand Bahama took second place in the Grade 5-6 Division, while a student from Nassau placed third in the Grade 7-8 Division. Gabrielle Edwards, a student of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic School in Grand Bahama, and Johnathan Johnson of the Xavier Lower School in Nassau, were the top spellers at this years 49th Archdiocesan Spelling Bee Competition in Nassau. Gabrielle and Johnathan went on to represent the Catholic Board of Education in the Bahamas at the annual Knights Spelling Bee Competition held in Kissimmee, Florida. The Knights of Columbus Councils in the Bahamas, Nassau Council 10415, Grand Bahama Council 10647, West Nassau Council 11755, and North Eleuthera Council 12962 sponsor two winners and a parent every year to the Florida competi tion. Assist Our Councils are pleased to assist these stu dents to this competition where they have either won a division or returned with recognition in the top three spots, said Knights District Deputy Gregory Christie. The District expresses its gratitude to the teachers and coaches of the students and the Catholic Board of Education for overseeing thea nnual competition in the Bahamas that allows us to feature our students at the Florida competition, he said. Bahamian education needs foreign teachers to prevent stagnation DESMOND BANNISTER ALLSMILES: The contingent from the Bahamas at the Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling Bee Competition held in Kissimmee, Florida, poses with the students representing the Catholic Board of Education of the Archdiocese of Nassau at the competition. Seated are Gabrielle Edwards of Mary, Star of the Sea School, Grand Bahama, and Johnathan Johnson of Xaviers Lower School, Nassau. Standing left to right are Inger and John Johnson; John Hardin, District Deputy 24; Tiffany Barr-Edwards; Natalie Marrett, teacher at Mary, Star of the Sea School; Marsha Beneby, Gabrielles grandmother; Roselyn Williams, teacher at Xaviers Lower School; Christopher Kernan, Florida State Council General Programme administrator; Sabrina Cash, Gabrielles aunt; Ren Hall, teacher at the Grand Bahama Catholic High School; Gre gory Christie, District Deputy Bahamas; and Alexandria RobertsBowe, representative of the Catholic Board of Education. B OOK DRIVE TO B OOST LIBRARY BAHAMIAN STUDENTS EXCEL AT FLORIDA SPELLING BEE COMPETITION

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By ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.com T HE odds are stacked against Zhivargo Laing in Marco City in the next general election. Frankly, the race in this constituency appears to be between two unpopular candidates. Mr Laing, who may yet again have to move to another constituency (similar to the constant relocation of former PLP MP Paul Adderley) is said to have worn-out his welcome in his constituency. Constituents have complained that Mr Laing is out of touch with public sentiment and have objected to being seen or addressed in a patronizing, condescending manner by any politician. Mr Laings constituents have complained about an air of perceived arrogance and expressed an interest in having Mr Laing spend more time actually list ening (genuinely cerns. The Marco City MP is a banana peel away from slipping into the political abyss. PLP nominee Greg Moss (lawyer is likely to defeat him. Brensil Rolle the Garden Hills MP, will likely defeat Dr Kendal Major Mr Rolle is a pparently quite popular on the ground and considering the population shifts in the constituencydue to the recent construction and sale of houses in newly constructed housing subdivisionshe may have the advantage in an electoral showdown. V incent Peet the MP for North Andros has been relatively quiet of late. Mr Peet is likely to retain his seat. Melanie Griffin will politically sucker punch FNM challenger Joshua Sears I am told that the boundary cuts will favour Sears, extending Yamacraw further eastward into large chunks of Brent Symonettes St Annes constituency. However, because there are also plans afoot to relocate Phenton Neymour to the Exuma constituency, Mr Sears name has been bandied about as a likely replacement for Mr Neymour in South Beach. Lacklustre If Phenton Neymour contests the South Beach seat, his teeth will be on edge having tested the sour grapes of whats said to be an impending defeat. Mr Neymour lacks the political horsepower to recapture the seat, as many residents express displeasure with his lackluster representation. However, if Mr Neymour runs in Exuma, he could possibly edge out incumbent PLP MP Anthony Moss Mr Moss is said to be unpopular in the Exuma Cays and has rendered a performance that is purportedly the reason for much voter discontent. Black Point resi dentsthe second largest polling divisionclaim to have n ot seen Mr Moss since the last general election. Noticeably, Mr Neymour has made frequent trips into the Exuma constituency of late. Even more, of late Mr Neymour has also dropped the moniker he used to describe his constituents in Parliamentthe kings and queens of South Beachgiving one the impression that perhaps the underlying notion now is that the Royal family of South Beach are preparing to dismiss their servant. That said, Neymours entrance into the Exuma race will leave the constituency too close to callfor now. Notably, if Joshua Sears contests the South Beach seat as the standard bearer for the FNM, he has a more favourable chance of defeating Nurses Union president Cleola Hamil ton (PLP been described by some residents as charmless. The Fox Hill seat could go either way. Im told that the boundary cuts will now incor porate a polling divisionout of Montagu and near to Step Streetin hopes of assisting challenger Dr JacinthaHiggs (a lady who wears the most enrapturing outfits) in gaining a foothold on the constituency and rendering current MP Fred Mitchell a seatless wonder. By all accounts, Mr Mitchell has been a visible, working MP, thereby leaving his opponent with a long, tough journey to the polls. My electoral crystal ball could not yet reveal a like ly winner in this contest. Kenyatta Gibson the bom bastic-talking MP for Kennedy, is abandoning the constituency and running as the FNMs candidate in South Eleuthera. Although incumbent MP Oswald Ingraham is in his 70s, he could still vie for the seat or be replaced by one of eight applicants for the PLP nominationa list that I am told includes local government chief councilor Hank Johnson Although Mr Gibson and his family purportedly have roots in the constituency, it is likely that he will be sent deeper into political oblivion following the next election. It appears that Mr Gibson walked the Parliamentary floor and will now be walking out of Parliament altogether! Tommy Turnquest holds a slight edge over Arnold Forbes in the race for Mount Moriah. Although the Bahamas remains in a state of national un-security, Mr Forbes campaign may become anemic and lose traction due to reported businessrelated issues emanating from Canada. Comeback Bain and Grants Town is likely to remain in the PLP col umn, as Dr Bernard Nottage is expected to take out whoever the FNM nominee will be. At this juncture, party insiders inform me that the former area MP Gregory Williams is vying for the nomination in an attempt to make a political comeback; also reportedly seeking the nod is former candidate David Jordine and Rev CB Moss who is said to be in talks with the FNM. Of course, Bain and Grants Town is a tra ditionally PLP seat. PLP leader Perry Christie will most certainly humiliate his challenger in the Farm Road constituency. The race for the Marathon constituency is setting up to be a slugfest. Of late, newcomer Jerome Fitzgerald has amped up his courtship of constituents by purchasing alarm systems and having them installed in their homes. Whilst incumbent Dr Earl Deveaux certainly has the upper hand, having spoken to constituents and political insiders from both of the major parties, Ive concluded that the Marathon brawl is too close to call at this time. The contest for North Eleuthera constituencygiven the decision of House Speaker Alvin Smith not to stand for reelectionshould be an exciting race to watch. Purported FNM candidate Theo Neilly an airport manager and local government chief councilor is slated to run against Spanish Wells native and fellow local government councilor Clay Sweeting However, for the FNM, lawyer Richard Lightbournes name has also been mentioned as a possible nominee. Here again, its too far out to call this race, particularly sinceat least on the national sceneboth candidates are political neophytes. However,I am told that the contest for North Eleuthera is expected to be a costly affair, with lots of money changing hands. The voters of Golden Isles will rebuke MP Charles May nard in a runoff where chal lenger Michael Halkitis is expected to beat the incumbent MP like a piata. A walloping could leave Mr Maynard having fits of post-election hysteria and, like the movie Sleepless in Seattle, hell likely be Sleep less in Golden Isles. During his term in office, Mr Maynard has struck me as a representative/minister who unlike the moviepolitically has no true grit. With Kenyatta Gibson speedily running away to Eleuthera, the Kennedy seat will easily remain a PLP stronghold with newcomer Dion Smith trouncing all challengers. PLP Deputy Leader and MP for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador Philip Brave Davis will put a spanking on FNM challenger George Wilson In the past, Mr Wilson unsuccessfully ran as an inde pendent candidate in the same constituency. There is also another angle that must be explored relative to Mr Davis political future as he has been speculated as having an interest in relocating to the St Cecilia seat. PLP insiders inform me that if Mr Davis runs in St Cecilia, the party is likely to send former Police Commissioner BK Bonamy to vie for the Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador seat. There is chatter that Verna Grant FNM MP for Eight Mile Rock, is facing some serious opposition. Purportedly, Ms Grant is attempting to retain her nomination as former Senator Kay Forbes is said to be interested in displacing Ms Grant and running for the FNM in that seat. In what some say will be a tumultuous election season for her, Ms Grant is also expected to face vigorous challenges from potential PLP nominees such as SandraEdgecombe (former principal at Eight Mile Rock High), Caleb Outten or a yet unnamed oppo nent.This time around, it appears that the polls could go either way. High Rock MP Kenneth Russell (FNM unnamed PLP challenger in this largely FNM borough. Lucaya MP Neko Grant will torpedo the electoral hopes of supposed PLP nominee Dr Lea Percentie The Pineridge seat is being contested by two five-star can didates. It is unfortunate that one of these men will have to politically cancel out the oth er. Current MP Kwasi Thompson has been an outstanding representative, whilst challenger PLP Senator Dr Michael Darville who has a medical practice in the constituency also earned much praise from residents. Frankly, the PLP should have nominated Dr Darville in the Marco City constituency, as he is not overwhelmingly favoured to beat Mr Thompson as opposed to the outright favourable rating in a race against Zhivargo Laing. That said, Dr Darville is a formidable candidate and, whilst Mr Thompson holds a slight edge at this time, the quality of the candidates vying for the voters support in this race could cause the pendulum to swing either way. This race will certainly bea nail biter, i.e. if Dr Darville is not transplanted to contest the Marco City seat. PLP incumbent Frank Smith will face-off against likely FNM challenger Linda Treco in the St Thomas More constituency. By all accounts, Mr Smith has earned the ire of the Prime Minister, so it is expected that the full weight of the FNMs electoral machinery will be coming down upon him. Reliable sources inform me that upcoming boundary cuts will place a portion of St Thomas More in Loretta But ler-Turners Montagu constituency, arguing that because she won by more than 1000 votes in the last election, she can likely absorb some votes against her and still preserve a comfortable margin in another victorious run. Apparently, a portion of Fox Hill will like wise be absorbed into Brent Symonettes St Annes constituency. Im also told that Paradise Island will become a part of the new St Thomas More constituency. Cr editable Pinewood, a PLP foothold, could once again return to the partys win column. Frankly, MP Byron Woodside has done a creditable job in the con stituency. However, a loss may, among other factors, be due to changes within the voting block and the luck of the political draw as the constituency has had an extensive love affair with the PLP. The race for Pinewood will no doubt be close and quite competitive. According to sources, the PLP intend to run attorney Damian Gomez in Pinewood. Flip a coin and, quite similarly, the Elizabeth constituency can go either way although incumbent Ryan Pinder (PLP is favouredat this juncture to retain his seat. That said, Ive been clued-up by FNM insid ers of the likely mapping out of a favourable boundary cut for challenger DrDuane Sands a cut which is set to incorporate more FNM polling divisions and cut-out a part of Elizabeth Estates. Edison Key will retain his South Abaco seat. Prime Minister and FNM leader Hubert Ingraham will crush all challengerswhether that is Ky Mills and/or Jackson McIntosh in the race for the North Abaco seat. Frankly, the electoral hopes of Mr Ingra hams challengers are comparable to running in quick sandstruggling and sinking fast! As we enter another general election season, Bahamians must begin to demand true and visionary leadership within their constituencies and on the national front. The upcoming general elec tion will certainlyas is seen every five yearsbe a political circus. Indeed, this will be a helluva election season, which will leaveupon its conclusion more than a handful of sitting MPs and electoral hopefuls reaching for a crying towel. NB: My column has now been moved from its usual Fri day publication date to Saturdays. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 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 20TH, 2011Theme: As a wise master builder, I laid a foundation and another was building upon it."7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Rosemary Williams11:00 a.m.Youth Choir/Dance Troupe Anniversary Service7:00 p.m. Bro. Ernest Miller/Sis. Alice Woodside (HC CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH, 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 Election predictions part 2 Y OUNG M AN S V IEW A DRIANGIBSON FREDMITCHELL ZHIVARGOLAING PERRY CHRISTIE As we enter another general election season, Bahamians must begin to demand true and visionary leadership within their constituencies and on the national front.

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a n attempt to calm him down when he was shot in the chest. When he dropped to the ground he said, I got shot, I got shot, and the shooter looked at him and he ran off,t he witness told T he Tribune. Javado Miller had a bullet wound in the right side of his chest. His friends tried to stem the bleeding as they waited f or an ambulance to arrive. J avado was rushed to the T rauma Room of the Princess Margaret Hospital, but died of his injuries at around 9pm. P olice press liaison officer Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said detectives are following sig nificant leads into the matter. Rocked Meanwhile the Kemp Road community and Mr Millersc lose-knit family have been r ocked by the murder. Kishy Brown, 26, said her first cousin Javado Miller wasl ike a brother to her as her mother. Flossy Bowe, raised him from infancy at their h ome in St James Road. She said he was a quiet man who loved animals and made a living by dogbreeding. He k ept three pit bulls at the house and a Pomeranian breed as well as a pigeon coupw ith around 30 birds. He was dedicated to dogs, he walked his dogs every day, she said. He was a very loving per son. He didnt bother anyb ody. Mr Miller also frequented the Kemp Road Urban Renewal Centre just yardsa way from his home where a d ance class was practising out side at the time of the shoot ing. The shooting was heard b y teenagers, some who are a part of Mr Millers family. They were participating in ad ance class at the Urban Renewal Centre at the time and rushed to the sceneb efore they could be stopped. Kolamae Pedican said: The girls were all crying and we tried to gather them back here to comfort them. Those kids saw something very hor-r ific. The whole community i s in mourning. The grief is very real. There is a lot of pain. M rs Pedican said the Urban Renewal Centre will offer emotional support and assis t ance to the family. Anyone with any information relating to the murders hould call police as a matter of urgency on 911, 919 or call Crime Stoppers immediately on 328-TIPS (8477 Prosecutions. She was instead appointed Deputy Law Reform Commissioner. Earlier this month Mrs GrantBethell claimed a victory in clearing her reputation although a judge refused to overturn Jamaican attorney Vinette Graham-Allen's appointment to the post of DPP. Attorney Wayne Munroe submitted yesterday that Senior Justice Isaacs rul ing was vindication for Mrs Bethell and that vindication must follow through thewhole process. He argued that the respondents should pay Mrs Grant-Bethells costs as their actions were the cause of her bringing the applica tion. Milton Evans, QC, who represents the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC case was one in which the private interest of the applicant outweighed the public interest. Mr Evans submitted that the cost should follow the event, the event being that her application was dismissed. Attorney Brian Simms, QC, who represented the Attorney General echoed the same sentiments. He argued that his client should not be made to pay costs and that his client should be awarded costs in the matter. Senior Justice Jon Isaacs said he expects to deliver his decision as soon as possible. Outside court yesterday attorney Wayne Munroe said that no determi nation has been made as yet on what will be Mrs GrantBethells next course of action. The matter isnt finished. When the matter is finished well make a determination on what to do. There is no need, as far as we are concerned, to rush. You think very carefully about what a judge says, you digest it and then you make a determina tion, Mr Munroe said. 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Interestingly enough the suspects profile is relatively the same as that of the victim with the exception that the suspect is unemployed. Motives are also discussed in the study with murder most o f the time occurring during arguments with robbery and revenge following. T he study outlines various strategies that will hopefully d ecrease the countrys murder rate. These include domestic v iolence forms to alert police to high risk households, legislative amendments to the Domestic Violence ProtectionO rder Act to include victimless prosecutions where, regardl ess of a victims wishes, charges can be brought against the aggressor, and to the Firearms Act that would make it harder for persons to purchase illegal weapons and penalties harsher for those found in possession of them. F ROM page one PROSECUTOR GRANT-BETHELL BACK IN COURT FROM page one Broadcasting Steve McKinney on Gems 105.9FM. Mrs Carron said that Mr Moncur could not comment on his false statement, because he knows that it is not true. However, as it is now misinformation season, it is not surprising that Mr Moncur is caught up in the irresponsible hysteria. Mrs Carron was certain that an enlightened public would not take him or this particu lar radio show seriously. FROM page one WORKERS PARTY LEADER STAYS SILENT OVER HIS S T ATEMENT ON RADIO PROGRAMME Man shot dead while trying to protect brother FROM page one T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f INCREASING PUBLICAWARENESS: Details of the murder study are released. HE WASAVERYLOVING PERSON: J avado Millers cousin Kishy Brown, 26, with his dogs. INQUIRY: Police want t o speak to Mario Red Eye Elliot, aged 24. They believe he mayh ave information help ful to their investigation. WANTEDFOR QUESTIONING

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S A T U R D A Y M A R C H 1 9 2 0 1 1 T H E T R I B U N E P A G E 9 INSIDE International spor ts news By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net ONE dow n and one mor e to go for Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace as she g et s set to pu t the finish ing t ouc hes on t h e g r ea t e s t pe r f o r m an ce b y a n A u b u r n U n i v e r s i t y a n d B a h a m i a n s w i m m e r a t t h e N C A A W o m e n s Swimming Championships. A lr e a d y ha v i n g w r a pp e d u p h e r f i rst a n d t h e B a h a m a s i n i t i a l t i t l e w i t h Au burn's hi s toric win in the w omen 's 50 metre freestyle, Vanderpool-Wal la ce wi l l b e g o in g af t e r he r s e co n d i nd iv i du al t it le i n th e 1 0 0 fre e t od ay in Austin, Texas. "It's a gr e at fee ling. I went into the r ace wan t in g t o wi n it an d s o i t 's a g r e at fee ling to c ome out w inning it," s a i d V a n d e r p o o l W a l l a c e a b o u t Thursday night's triumph in the 50m free at the Lee and Joe Jamil Texas Swimming Center. The 2 1-year-old junior a t A uburn University touched the wall in 21.38 seconds, which was just shy of her of S o u t h e a s t e r n C o n f e r e n ce A u b u r n and Bahamian national records that sh e s e t a t th e S E C C h a mp i on sh i ps l a st month in Gainesville, Florida. A ll o f m y h ar d w or k ha d p a id of f, said Vande r pool-Wa llace in looking b a ck a t t h e f e a t I w a s j u s t r e al l y excited that I won." Entered into the championships as t h e t o p r a n k e d c o m p e t i t o r i n t h e nation, Vanderpool-Wallace said her p e r f o r m a n ce ce r t a i n l y b o o s t ed h e r confidence as she achieved her goal. E v e r y o n e h e r e w a s p r e p a r e d everyone was here to swim fast," she pointed out. "It's really just going to take the details to win and that was what I focussed on." L i k e e v e r y c o l l e g i a t e s w i m m e r V an de r p oo l Wal l ace s ai d s he en vi si on e d o ne da y th a t sh e w o ul d e m e rg e as an NCAA champion and from the day she entered Auburn University, s h e prepa red he rself for this mom ent. P ut t i ng of f he r cel eb r at i on s u nt i l s he's done tonight, Vande r pool-Wa ll a ce said s he j ust s imply got a g oo d night sleep so that she could be fresh a n d r e a d y t o c o n t i n u e t h e h e c t i c schedule that was still ahead of her. I d o n t t hi n k t h e r e i s a n y m o re p r e s su r e t h a n w h a t I w o u l d p u t o n m y se l f she said. "Whenever I get up on the blo ck s, I'm not c on ce rne d ab out w ha t anybody else is swimming. I just g o o ut and try m y best. B asi ca l ly I' m no t wo rri ed a bo ut w h at o th e r p e o p l e t h i n k I s ho u ld do I j u s t g o o u t t h e r e a n d c o n c e n t r a t e o n w h a t I have to do." With the 100 free on today as the three-day me et c ome to a c lose, Vanderpool-Wallace said she would like nothing better than to duplicate the same feat as the 50 free. BASKETBALL NPWBA SERIES T H E N e w P r o v i d e n c e Wom en' s Ba sket bal l As soc ia t i on w i l l b eg i n t h ei r be s t o f f i v e c hamp ions hi p s eri es t oni ght a t t h e D W D a v i s G y m n a s i u m w i th t he t op tea ms c la shi ng. The p enn ant wi n ning F our J 's La dy C hee ta hs wi l l t ake on t he second plac e Bomm er G. La d y A n g e ls t h e d e fe n d i n g c h a m p i o n s T h e g a m e w i l l b e g i n a t 8 p m f o l l o wi n g a m edi a gam e at 7 p .m W h i l e t h e L a d y Ch e e t a h s s w e p t p a s t t h e f o ur t h p l a c e C o l l e g e o f t h e B a h a m a s L a d y C a r i bs t he L a dy A ng el s h ad t o go t o th e th i rd a n d d e c id in g g ame, cl i nchi ng thei r ber th on Thu rd d a y n ig ht w ith a 8 8-6 6 w i n o v e r t h e J o h n s o n L a d y T r u c k e r s I n t h a t g a m e S u z e t t e M cK enzi e s core d a gam e hi gh 2 8 poi nt s w i t h 10 r eb oun ds a nd t h re e as s i s t s t o l e ad t hr e e o t he r pl ay er s in d o u ble fig u re s f or B om mer G. Ashley Moss contributed a doub l e-doub l e wi th 16 p oi n t s a n d 1 4 r eb o un d s ; S h ar e l l e C a s h had 1 2 points, n i n e rebou nds a n d f i v e s t e a l s a n d D i a s t i D el a n c y a l s o h a d 1 2 p o i n t s w i t h n i n e r eb o un ds e i g ht as s i s t s an d t w o st eal s. I n a lo s in g e f f o r t G l e n d a Gilc u s s co re d 21 p o in ts w ith t h r e e r e b ou n d s t h r e e s t e a l s a n d t w o as si s ts ; Shant el l R oll e had 1 9 pont s, f pur a ss is ts and thr ee r ebounds and Ja nic e Wi l li am s h a d a n o t h e r d o u b l e d o u l b e w i t h 1 3 p o i n t s a nd 2 0 r eb o u nd s BASKETBALL NPBA RESULTS T H E N e w P r o v i d e nc e B as ket ball Ass ociat ion c o nt inued i ts regular season as they w ind down be f o re the play offs get s tart ed next w eek w it h a doubl e header on T hursday ni ght at t he C I Gi b s on Gym nasium In t he opening gam e, the Y C ar e W r e c k er s kn o c ke d of f t h e R o y al B ah am a s D ef en s e F or c e M a r i n e r s 8 9 8 1 a s B r a n d o n I ngraham led the way wi th 22 p o i n t s a n d M a r i o P i c k s t o c k added 18. For the Mar iners Durchen Sands had 22. T h e o t h e r g a m e s a w t h e Royal Bah amas P olice F orce Cr i m e s to p p e r s h a n d c u f f t h e PJ' s S t inger s 9591 as L ameko F o rb e s s co r e d 21 p o in t s a n d T avari s Roker added 17. T h e r e g u l a r s e a s o n c a m e t o a c lose las t night TENNIS JR. TEAM AT NCAC TOURNEY T H E B aha ma s L aw n T en nis Ass ocia tion 's ju n ior bo ys a n d g i r l s t e a m s h a d m i x e d re su lt s a t t h e No r th / C e n t r a l America an d C aribb ean Pre Q u a li f y in g T o u r n a m e n t th is w e e k i n t h e D o m i n i c a n Rep u b lic. The b o ys twa m of S h a n n o n F r a n c i s M i c h a e l J o h n s o n a n d D y l a n W a l k e r split their t wo ga mes p l a yed l o sin g 2 -1 to Gu ate mala, b ut w o n o v e r H o n d u r a s b y t h e same score in Group E. As for the girls, the team of D o m i n i q u e M o r t i e r I e s h a S hephe rd p l aye d out of G r oup D wh ere the y l o st 3-0 to the D o m in ic a n R e p u b li c 1 2 t o B a r b a d o s a n d 1 2 t o C o s t a Rica. T h e t e a m i s s c h e d u l e d t o return home this weekend. Vanderpool-Wallace sets sights on 100m freestyle spor ts NOTES Arianna VanderpoolWallace "It's a great feeling. I went into the race wanting to win i t a n d s o i t s a g r e a t f e e l i n g t o come out winning it." By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net M ARK Kn owles did n't expect t o take his break from the ATP Tennis Tour the w ay he a n d M ichal M erti nak were ousted at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night. Playing in t he quarter-f ina l in I ndian W e l l s C a l i f o r n i a, K n o w l e s a n d M er t in ak we r e s en t pa cki n g wi th a disap point ing 6-1, 7-5 los s to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the u n se e d e d S w i tz e r la n d t e a m, w h o o u ste d t ou r n a m e n t n u mb e r t w o se e ds M a x Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the first round. Knowles wil l now tur n t o paren thood as his wife, Dawn, prepares for th e del ivery of t heir daugh ter, t heir third child, next week. But before he left Kno w les tried t o p ut their performance into prospective. "I'm a l itt le bit dis appoi nted W e didn't get off to a great start, lost the first set pretty easy and we had some c ha nc es in th e sec o nd, Kn ow le s sa id "W e r eal l y th o ugh t we wo ul d h ave won the second. U n f or t un a t e l y w e w e r e n o t a b l e t o pull it out at the end." F e d e r e r a n d W a w r i n k a s t u n n e d K n o w le s a n d Me r t i n a k w h e n t h e y c o n verted four of their five break point opportunities to secure the match in j u s t 6 5 m i n u t e s o f p l a y b e f o r e a packed crowd on centre court. I t w a s a g r e a t c h a l l e n g e s a i d Knowles about p laying again st o ne of th e gr ea te s t t en ni s p la yer s of al l times. "It was awesome. That's why I play the game. I really enjoy it. W e p l a y e d r e a l l y w e l l in t h e s e c on d set. W e pr oba bly had a cha nce to win that one, but we were just a little bit d isappoi nted wi t h ou r start. Obvio usly, it was a nice challenge, but I was disappointed with our start." T h i s w a s t h e s e c o n d t i m e t h a t K n o w l e s f a c e d F e d e r e r h a v i n g te am e d u p w it h hi s f o r me r p ar t n er N e s to r t o b e a t t h e n u m be r t w o r a n ke d sin gle s pla yer in the w orld i n th e final of this same tournament in 2002. Yesterday, Federer and Wawrinka w as sche duled to pl ay aga ins t world's No.1 singles player Rafael Nadal and M a rc L op e z a s Fe d e r e r a n d N a da l m e t for the third time in their career. But Knowles said he doesn't antic ipa te that the wo r l d's be s t tw o sing les play ers will make it a habit pla ying in d ou bl e s a t th e sa m e t im e th a t th ey a re playing singles on the tour. "T his w as the fir st big hard cour t tourna ment, fol low ed by anoth er o ne in Mi am i," Kn ow le s p oin ted o ut. It's a ten day event where they get days off in be twee n sing les w here they c an K n o w l e s, M e r t i n ak s e n t p a c k i n g b y F e d e r e r a n d W a w r i n k a By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net U N S E E D E D A n a s t a s i a Yaki mova and nu mber fif th se e d A n g e l i qu e K e r b e r, m e e t i ng f o r t h e f ir st t i m e s i n c e t h e y w er e j un i ors w i ll c la sh fo r th e initia l B ah ama s Ope n W omen's sing les titl e toda y a t the Nati onal Tenn is Ce nter. Yakimo va o f B el arus got past n umbe r eig ht se ed Ma gd a l e na Ry b a r i k o va 61 7 5 and Ge rman An gel ique Kerbe r s tu n n e d N o 4 s e e d R e b e c ca Marino o f Ca nada 7-6 (2), 6 -4 t o s et u p t oda y's 1 p. m. mee ti ng in the g ran d fin ale of the inau gural tourna ment T h e w i n n e r w i l l p o c k e t $15 ,200, w h ile th e lo ser will take in $8, 10 7. A l s o y e s t e r d a y t h e f i r st s e g m e n t o f t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p w a s c o m p l e t e d w i t h t h e t o p r a n k e d t e a m o f N a t a l i e G r an di n of t h e Rep ub li c o f S outh Afr ica and Vladim ira U hl i r o v a of t h e C z e c h R e p u b l ic beat ing th e No.3 Am er ic a n t e a m o f R a q u e l K o p s Jo nes an d Abig ai l Spe ars 6-4 6 2 The w inne rs sha r e d $5 ,57 3 and the losers spli t $2 ,78 7. As for tod ay 's s i ngle s fina l, both pla ye rs a re e ag er to fa c e eac h other. "It w as a bit di f fic ult w ith the c ond itions bec ause it w as hot a nd th ere wa s still s o me wi nd ," sai d Y ak imo v a, w h o is cu rrent ly ra nke d at 1 1 8 in th e w o r l d Bu t i t wa s t h e s a m e f o r bo t h pl a y e r s, so i t w a s n o rm a l I just tried to p lay my ga me and do my thin gs. I w as qu ite s a t is f i ed wi t h m y gam e an d h o w I w a s a b l e t o c l o se i t o u t Y akimova and Kerber to clash for Bahamas Open W omen' s title Mark Knowles By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net T H E r o a d t o t h e P a n A m e r i c a n G a m e s w i l l b e g i n n e x t w e e k f o r B a h a m i a n b o x e r s C a r l H i e l d a n d V a le nti no Kn ow le s as the y l ook to c o ntinue their impressive showing on the international scene. The duo are s c hedul ed to le ave tow n o n W e d n e s d a y w i t h n a t i o n a l c o a c h Andre Seymour for Venezuela where th ey wi ll partic ipate in the first of thre e q ua li fyi ng t ourn am en ts from Ma rc h 24 30. "Our aim to get both of our boxers qu alified, espec ially in the fir st r ound, s a i d S e y m o u r w h o i s a w a i t i n g t h e r e t u r n o f t h e t w o b o x e r s f r o m t h e i r training camp in Cuba on Sunday. Fresh of their bronze medal perfor mances at the COPA Tournament last m o nt h i n t he D om i ni c a n R e p ub l ic b ot h Hield, who will be fighting out of the w e l t e r w e i g h t o r 6 9 k i l o c l a s s a n d Knowles, entered in the junior welter weight or 64 kilo-cla s s, will have to finish in the top five in order to qualify. T a u r ea n o R en o J oh n s o n wa s th e l as t Ba ham ian to qu ali fy f or t he P an A m Game s the second biggest event outside of the Olympic Games. He did it in 20 0 7 w he n h e se c ure d a go ld m e da l in the third round. "Once we can get out of the first tri als, it would be good," Seymour said. "There are some big names in this one l i ke t he U n it e d S t at es Cu ba Br a zi l. B ut I s t i ll f ee l co nf id en t t h at we can qualify in this one." Seymour said based on their perfor mances in the past, he is confident that they both can prevail because "they're not n ew to t his l ev e l of c om pe ti tio n an d they know the boxers. Th is is w h a t w e ha v e b e en pre p ar in g for the last 4-5 years, so we know what w e a r e u p a g a i n s t T h e y a r e r e a d y Thos e gu y s a re re a dy W e w an t to q ua lify in the first one." If they fail to do so next week, Sey mour said the y will ha ve to wa it for the second round on April 30 in Ecuador w h e r e t h e c o n d i t i o n s a r e n o t "fa v ou rab le esp ec i al ly th e w e ath er a nd the altitude, which is very high. "It could play a difficult part in your breathing. We were there last year at t he Cont entin al. T his is als o t he c o ld wea ther tim e i n E cua dor w hen the s e co n d q u al i f i er t ak e s p la c e. S o w e a r e g oi n g t o d o ou r b e st t o t ry a n d q u a li f y i n this first one." Seymou r s aid he's c o nfiden t that if bo th Hi e l d a nd Kn o w le s g o o u t a nd bo x smart and don't take anyone "lightly," they should have no problems qualify ing. "You can't leave anything up to the off ic i al s. W e ha ve to w i n ev e ry th in g fa ir an d c l e a n ," he sa i d. W e j u st d on t w a nt t o le av e an y th i ng up t o t h e o f fi ci al s That is one of our focus. We can't take anyone lightly." As a last resort, the boxers will have to gear up for the third and final round that will be held in June. The Amateur Boxing Federation of the Baha mas is bidding to host the third round of the trials. Hield, Knowles get set for Pan American Games qualifiers Carl Heild (left) and Valentino Knowles (right) SEE page 10 SEE page 10 SEE page 10 GEORGE MASON TOPS NOVA IN NCAA TOURNEY See story on pg 10

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"It would be awesome if I c an do t ha t ," sh e sa i d. Tha t 's my goal going into it." As she did i n the 50 free, V a n d e r p o o l Wa l l a ce i s t h e N o.1 r an ked co mpet it or fo r the 100 free, but that doesn't mean that s h e h as the vic tory in the bag just yet. Sh e kno w tha t ever yb ody w il l b e co mi ng o u t g un ni ng for her. W i t h s u c h a h u g e g o a l a head of her b ecomi ng t he f ir s t A ubu rn an d Baham ian swimmer to win two titles at t he same NCAA 's, Vander pool-Wallace said she appre ci at e a ll th e sup po rt sh e' s ge tting from hom e and she hop e that she can live up to every one's expectations. I t s s o n i c e t o b e r e p r e s e n t i n g A u b u r n U n i v e r s i t y and the Bahamas," she said. Only time will tell today if s h e i s s u c ce s s f u l i n a c co m p lis hing t hat goal or not In any event, Vanderpool-Wal l ace can p ro udly walk away from the championships as a champion. Yaki mova, a r ight -hand er w ho lo v e s pl a y in g o n t h e h a rd co urt su rf ace, admit ted t hat i t s g o i n g t o b e i n a n o t h e r tough match in the final, but s h e s a i d s h e s n o t g o i n g t o se pa ra t e i t fro m a l l o f th e o th ers she's played. "I am just going to go out t h er e and tr y m y bes t ," s he said. F or Ker be r, her win ove r Marino was not an easy one. Aft er g oi ng to th e ti e -b rea k er in the first s e t, she fel l behi nd 2-0 in the second set. But she b r o k e M a r i n o t o c u t t h e d efici t to 21 and af ter they b oth hel d ser ve, Kerber got an othe r bre ak a t 5-4 an d he ld serve for the win. I t h i n k i t w a s a t o u g h m a t c h Sh e s a v e ry g o o d p l a y e r and s he p layed ver y well t oday," s aid Kerber ranked at 67 in the world. "I tried to pl a y e v e r y p o i n t s o I m h a p p y that I won." As she prepare for today's f i n a l K e r b e r s a i d s h e i s "go ing to go o n th e co urt a nd p la y my bes t te nn is an d we will see what happens." O n b e i n g h e r e i n t h e Baha mas for the first tournam e n t Y a k i m o v a g a v e t h e organisers a lot of credit. "I think it's very nice that th e y m a n a g e d t o p u l l th i s o f f s he s aid "It 's good that it' s r igh t bet w een the two t our naments in Indian Wells and Miami. I t s t h e f i r s t o n e s o o f course there's a lot of things t hey could do a little diff e r ent. But as it's nice that they c a n h a v e t h i s p l a y i n g i n between the two big ones in the States." After getting ousted in the f i r s t r o un d i n I n di an Wel ls Yakimova is hoping that her appearance in the final here w i l l b o o s t h e r c o n f i d e n c e going into Miami next week. W h e n a s k e d a b o u t h e r im pre ssi on o f the to urn am e nt here in the Bahamas, Kerber said the "weather, the hotel, the p eo ple e ve ryt hin g he re is very nice here. I like it." O n t h e t o u r n a m e n t s h e said there were a lot of play ers using it to g et o ver I nd ian We ll s a nd p rep ar e for Mia mi H er o nl y w i sh i s t ha t sh e g o al l the way and win the in itial singles title today. pl a y d o ub l e s a n d s o th e y h a v e a lit tle bit mo re of a f lexibil it y B u t t h i s t o u r n a m e n t a lways h ave a lot o f s in gle s p l a y er s p l ay i n g. R a f ae l h a s play ed alm ost e very ye ar a nd Ro g e r ha s pl a y e d a f ew ti m e s. I know I be at hi m he r e in the f inals in 2002. So I th ink it' s an event t hat always att ract t he t op sin gles player s. But I d on 't t hi nk t he y wil l pl ay a t on of events ." While it 's a good oppo rt un ity to play agains t F eder er, K nowle s was gi ven an even b e t t er e a t fo r t h e s em i f i na l wh en h e was a col our co mm en ta to r on a l iv e s h owi ng t hat was air ed las t ni ght. Now t hat he's done in the tou rna m en t, K no w le s sa i d h is f o c u s w i l l s h i f t t o a m o r e i mpo rt ant as pect of h is li fe, f ather hoo d again "My wife is d ue M ar c h 28, but I have the phone close to m e. Hopef ully it won 't h app e n i n t he n e xt d a y o r t wo b e f o r e I g e t b a c k h e q uipped "But w e' re expec t i ng t he ar r ival of our dau ght er o n M a r ch 28. So I' m j ust g oing to spe nd a l ot o f fa mil y time a nd e njo y h aving th ree k ids. I n his abs ence f or the next m o nt h at l ea s t M e r t in ak i s e x p e c t e d t o p a i r u p wi t h a ne w p a rtn e r, st art in g w i th V i c N o r m a n i n M i a m i F l o r i d a n ext week. SPORTS P AGE 10, SA TURDA Y MARCH 19, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS CLEVELAND Associated Press G EOR GE M as o n' s M i ke M orris on held his favorite Ts h irt w ith a you -go tta-b eli ev e s l o g a n t h a t h i s t e am m i g h t hav e a no the r re ma rkab le run i n t h em t o ma t ch 20 06. W e A R E t h i s y e a r s G eo r ge M a s on ." I f t he Pat ri ots ar e goin g to d u pl ic at e t ha t t e am 's m ar ch t o the F inal Four w o w d i d t h e y e v e r s t a r t w i t h a s h o t t o r em em be r L u k e H a n c o c k h i t a 3 p oi nt er wit h 21 s eco nds lef t, c app in g t he Pat r io ts com eb ac k a n d k ee p i n g t h e o n e tim e NC AA tou rna me nt da rling s pla yi ng wit h a 61 -57 w in o ver V ill ano va o n F r id ay. S t e p a s i d e f o r n o w t h a t 2 0 0 6 t e a m G e o r g e M a s o n h a s a n o t h e r f a n t a s t i c s t o r y t o t e ll W e r e t r y i n g t o d o o u r o w n t h i n g H a n c o c k s a i d M ak e ou r o wn n am e. T hey waited u ntil the f inal t i ck s t o t ak e a l ead on H an cock's c lut c h shot T he Pa t rio t s ( 2 7 6 ) w i l l p l a y O h i o S t at e or T e xa s -S an A n to n io o n S u n d a y i n t h e E a s t r e g i o n Ha ncock h is lef t sh ou ld er t a ped an d bandag ed, show ed n o concern abo ut any inj ury. H e t o ok a co up l e ha r d d r ib b l es to hi s r i gh t as if he wa s g o i n g t o d r i v e t h e l a n e f o r t h e g o a h e a d b a s k e t t h e n s t o p p ed r i g h t i n h i s t r ac k s He cros sed over and stepped b ac k t h en ca l m l y k n o ck e d d o wn t h e 3 p o i n t e r f r o m a f o o t b ey on d t h e ar c o n t he r i gh t wi n g. "I wa s k in d o f h op i ng a nd p r ay in g, Ha nc ock s a id C o r e y S t o k e s f i n a l s h o t f o r Vi l la no va hi t t he t op o f t he backboar d and M or ris on s l amm ed home one fin al b ask et f or th e Pat ri ots who will l i ke ly h av e t o k no ck o f f t he t opseeded Buckeyes to kick t h ei r r u n i nt o s ec on d ge ar T h i s i s o u r t e a m h e r e t wo d if f er en t yea r s an d t wo d i f f e r e n t t e a m s M o r r i s o n s a i d We a r e t r y i n g t o d o w ha t we ha ve t o do f or ou r s e l v e s This w as the latest and last col lap s e for the W ildc ats (2 112) w ho end t he s eason on a s i x-g ame l os in g s tr eak T hey w er e on ce r an k ed as hi gh a s N o. 5 but f ail ed t o ge t o ut o f t h e f i r s t w e e k e n d o f t h e N CA A t o u r n am e n t f o r t h e s e co nd s t r ai gh t y ear Han cock s cor ed 18 poi nts a nd M o r r i s on h ad 1 0 po in t s a nd 11 re bo un d s f o r Geo r ge M a s on whi ch wo n i t s op en i ng tour nament game for the f irs t t ime si nc e it s F inal Fo ur r u n i n 20 06. The eigh th-s e ede d Patriots t r ail ed b y 1 0 in t he f ir s t ha lf o nl y t o i nch th eir wa y b ack. I s a i a h T a t e p o p p e d Georg e Mason 's first 3 of th e s e co nd h al f w it h 1: 57 le ft t o m ake it 5451, a nd t he Wild cat s cru mble d fr om the fr eet h r o w l i n e A n t o n i o P e n a m i s s ed t wo an d M o up ht ao u Y aro u clan ked t he f r ont end o f a o ne an don e. M o rr i s o n t o ok ad va nt ag e, d u n k i n g i n a m i s s w i t h 5 5 s e c o n d s l e f t f o r G e o r g e M a s on s fi r s t le ad s i n ce e ar l y in t h e gam e. A f te r Co r ey F i s h e r d r e w a f o u l o n a 3 p o in t a tt e mp t a nd m ad e al l o f t h e m f o r a 5 7 5 6 l e a d H a n co ck f o l lo w ed w it h t he b i gge s t s h ot o f h i s ca r eer T h e c r o w d f i l l e d t o t h e r a f te r s wi th O hi o St a te f an s m o s t o f t h e m s u r e l y r e c a l l i n g G e o r g e M a s o n s s i z z l i n g r u n o f a f e w y e a r s a go r o ar ed i n ap p r ov al H e m a d e a b i g t i m e s h o t V i l l a n o v a c o a ch Ja y W r ig ht s ai d. I t d oe s n' t s u r p r i s e m e. F i s h e r f i n i s h e d w i t h 2 0 p oi nts an d St ok es had 1 4 fo r V i l l a n o v a b u t e a c h w e n t c ol d i n t h e f in al 20 m in u te s a f t e r a gr e a t f i r s t h a l f t h a t r e ki n dl ed me mo r i es o f a 1 61 s t a r t t o t h e s e a s o n T h e Wi ldca ts who went th e fi nal 3:2 8 wi thou t a fi el d go al, w on t h ei r f i na l gam e on Fe b. 1 9. T here wer e tear s and hu gs in t he Villanova loc ker room a s p l aye r s a ccep t ed d ef ea t. "W e n eve r exp ec te d t o go o u t l i k e t h i s S t o k e s s a i d u si ng a to w el to d ry h is eye s. I m p r o u d o f m y t e a m m ates We pla yed our hea rt s o u t. W e mi s s ed s h ot s T h ey p l a y e d g r e a t d e f e n s e do w n t h e s tr e t ch. G e o r g e M a s o n w o n i t s f i r s t N C A A t o u r n a m e n t g a m e s i n c e i t k n o c k e d o f f C o n n e c t i c u t i n t h e 2 0 0 6 r e g i o n a l f i n a l a r u n t h a t co ach Jim L ar r anaga s ai d he n ev er ti r es of ta lk i ng ab o ut He 's go t a n ew s to r y no w. T h e y d o n t w a n t t h i s t o u r n am e nt t o b e ju s t o ne a n d d o n e T h e y w a n t t o m a k e m e m o r i e s o f t h e i r own," Larranaga s aid. "T h ey wa nt to do thi ngs tha t the '0 6 t ea m d i d b u t t h e y w e r e n t o n t h e 0 6 t e a m T h e y r e f o c u s e d o n b e i n g t h e b e s t t h at t h ey ca n be t h is yea r ." G e o r g e M a s o n c a n s t i l l b e c o m e t h i s y e ar s G e o r g e M a s on al t ho ug h a s a s in g l e d i g i t s e e d f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e i n p r o g r a m h i s t o r y a r u n t h r o u g h M a r c h a s t h e t o u r n a m en t s f av o r i t e m i d m aj o r wi ll b e a t ou gh er s el l. T h at 's f i ne wi t h t h e P a tr i o t s wh o j u s t w a n t t o k e e p r o l l i n g Vi ll an ova be gan th e ga me l i k e t h e t e a m t h a t w a s r a nk ed No 5 i n th e co u nt r y, not the one t ha t took a nosedive in the second half of the s e a s o n F i s h e r a n d S t o k e s w or k ed t h ei r w ay o pe n an d s w i s h e d 3 s a s e a s y a s f r e e t h r o w s F i s h e r s c o r e d 11 s t r a i g h t p o i nt s an d S t o ke s f o l lo w ed t h at r un wi t h t hr e e s t r ai gh t 3 s T h e t w o C o r e y s s co r e d 2 2 o f V i l l a n o v a s f i r s t 2 3 p o in t s a nd he lp ed t he m t o a 1 0p oi nt le ad Y arou s c ore d the first n onC o r e y f i e l d g o a l w i t h 6 : 5 5 l ef t i n t he f i r s t h alf St oke s m is sed a lat e 3, b ut F i s h e r b o u n c e d o n a l o o s e ball r ebound and tos sed up a flo ate r to ke ep i t a nin epoi nt l e a d f o r V i l l a n o v a B u t u n li ke M i ch ig an 's r ou t o ve r T e n n e s s e e t h i s w a s n o 8 9 m i s m a t c h O n t h e b r i n k o f fall ing into troubl e, the Pa trio ts c r anked up th e defens ive p r es s u r e an d h it f r e e th r ow s tha t he lp ge t th em t o 3 5-2 9 at Geor ge Mason tops 'Nova 61-57 in NCAA tournament G E O R G E M a s o n s L uk e H a n c o c k ( 14 ) s h o ot s o v e r V i l l a n o v a s Co r e y S to k e s ( 2 4 ) a n d M a a l ik W a y n s ( 2) d ur ing the second half of an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament second round game Friday, March 18, 2011, in Cleveland. 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By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

A NEW study reveals that
the country’s murder rate is
three times higher per capi-
ta than the United States.

The Royal Bahamas
Police Force’s study,
announced yesterday after-
noon at the College of the
Bahamas Chapters book
store, Set Chaswell Hanna
said that for every 100,000
persons, the Bahamas has
three times the murders of
the US and is ranked 14th
in the world.

The study entitled,
“Reducing Murders in The
Bahamas: A Strategic Plan
Based on Empirical
Research,” is a comprehen-
sive research analysis of
murder trends between 2005
and 2009 and also features a
murder reduction strategy

Tim Clarke/Tribune staff
RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Police officer Sgt. Chaswell Hanna speaks
at Chapter One Bookstore to COB students yesterday on recent-
ly published murder study.

that proposes policy
changes, police initiatives,
legislative adjustments and
community based pro-
grammes.

Sgt Hanna said the
research project is aimed to
increase public awareness of
specific types of murder,
identifying avenues to
increase detection rates, and
outlining guidelines by
which case disposal by the
police and convictions can
be improved.

In the study Sgt Hanna
reveals that murders are pri-
marily occurring in the south
eastern area of New Provi-
dence consisting of
Pinewood, South Beach,
Nassau Village and other
densely populated areas.

According to the study
victims’ profiles have been
consistent over the last 15

SEE page seven

WORKERS PARTY LEADER STAYS SILENT OVER
HIS STATEMENT ON RADIO PROGRAMME

WORKERS Party Leader Rodney Mon-
cur declined to comment on a statement he
made during a radio programme claiming
that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was
responsible for writing the editorials of this
newspaper and not its publisher, Eileen

Dupuch Carron.

When contacted by The Tribune for
proof to back up his assertions, Mr Moncur
said that while he was privy to a “lot of
information” he was unwilling to make an

enemy of The Tribune.

RODNEY
MONCUR

Mr Moncur’s remarks came earlier this week on the radio
programme “Hard Copy” hosted by former BIS Director of

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: VETERAN prosecutor
? Cheryl Grant-Bethell was
? back in court yesterday where
: her attorneys argued that she
? should not be made to pay
? costs.

? Mrs Grant-Bethell filed an
: application for judicial review
: after being passed over for
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SEE page seven



DANCING UP A STORM: Hundreds were surprised as they experienced a ‘flash mob’ in the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Grand Bahama. As
tourists and locals enjoyed the Spring Break and St Patrick’s Day, a group of over 80 persons, ranging from children to senior citizens, per-

formed a three-minute dance routine starting with one person and building to the full group. m SEE PAGE TWO

WETS mie
‘while trying to

protect brother’

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net














A FAMILY is grieving the loss of 29-year-old
Javado Miller who was killed while reportedly
attempting to protect his brother from gunfire.

Eyewitnesses said Mr Miller’s brother, Tevaris
Miller, was sitting outside his house between Kemp
and St James’ Roads with a group of up to 15
people when a man related to the Miller brothers
approached and started an argument with Tevaris
just after 6pm.

“He came up to him saying he didn’t like how he
had been speeding through his corner,” an eye-
witness said.

“Then he struck him, so they ended up fighting.”

The argument escalated into a fist fight. The
man left the area with bruises on his face, threat-






















ening to return.
When he came back to the scene around 20
minutes later he fired shots at the crowd, eyewit- ai: a. ee oN
nesses said. a |
Javado pushed his brother into the house where hag —_
he would be safe, and approached the gunman in ae : fi _





SCENE OF TRAGEDY: The place where Javado Miller was shot in font ofa
group of up to 15 friends and relatives. Blood can be seen ona plastic bike

part in the foreground.

SEE page seven
PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

LOCAL NEWS

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Essential Functions

¢ Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the hotel and operate the hotel in the absence of
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¢ Develop maximum profits through cost and labor control; maintain the highest standard
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¢ Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

¢ Must possess basic computational ability.

¢ Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the rooms discipline and
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complex problems.

* Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities and/or information in order to
improve new practices or develop new approaches.

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were out in the spirit of not
only Spring Break, but also
St Patrick’s Day, a group of
over 80 persons from all

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walks of life, ranging from
children to senior citizens,
performed a three-minute
dance routine starting with
one person and building to
the full group.

The group had been prac-
ticing for four weeks under
the direction of local Grand
Bahamian choreography
Julion Collie for their per-
formance.

The term ‘flash mob’
denotes a group of people
who are directed to assem-
ble suddenly in a public
place at a designated time
to perform an unusual and
sometimes seemingly point-
less act for a brief time, then
disperse.

Entertainment

The purpose of a flash
mob is often for entertain-
ment and/or satire.

Flash mobs have become
very popular since 2003 and
many have taken place all
over the world.

The difficulty with any
flash mob is to Keep it
secret, and in particular on
an island.

Dubbed “the best known
secret” on Grand Bahama,
organisers said those that
knew or found out by sur-

PHOTOS: The Bahamas Weekly



LET US ENTERTAIN YOU: The flash mob in Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya on March 17 just after

prise “experienced a little
piece of history”.

Thursday’s flash mob was
the brainchild of Laurie
Tuchel, a resident of Grand
Bahama and co-founder of
the Grand Bahama Heritage
Foundation.

Prudence Gallagher, own-
er of the clothing store Ban-
delero, was the event co-
organiser.

The flash mob was direct-
ed by Jackie Dack and the
film direction was done by
Paul Mockler and David
Mackey.

Although many clips will
likely make their on to the
internet, filmed by the many
bystanders, an official video
will be announced soon and
will be made available on
Youtube.com, TheBa-
hamasWeekly.com, and via
other media house websites,
organisers said.

The Grand Bahama Her-
itage Foundation presented
all the participants with a
bright blue wrist band that
says “GBI Flash Mob 2011”
as a keepsake.

Organisers said they want
to thank the many flash mob
participants who brought “a
huge sense of enthusiasm
and fun to the community
of Grand Bahama.”
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



AIRPORT TRAFFIC.

CHANGES COME
INTO EFFECT

THE Nassau Airport
Development Company

further changes to traffic flow
at the Lynden Pindling Inter-

national Airport (LPIA) have
come into effect.

signage in order to ensure

peaceful co-existence of all }
users, motorists and pedestri- }

ans. “The full understanding, } .
cooperation and patience of the } School announced this week

public is appreciated as we con- } that five students have been

tinue to transform LPIA intoa accepted to attend boarding

world-class airport,” NAD said. ? schools in the US on scholar-

? ships, each of which is worth
; almost $1 million.

PEOPLE QUIZZED ABOUT
IMMIGRATION STATUS

THE Department of Immi-
gration in collaboration with
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force mounted an apprehen-
sion exercise on Harbour
Island on Thursday, question-
ing persons on job sites and in
the community. A number of
persons were apprehended
and questioned about their
immigration status. Officials
said that following “a thor-
ough interview and investiga-
tion process,” officers sent to
Nassau 35 persons, who were
unable to satisfy questions
concerning their status.

OFFICERS SEIZE WEAPON

A high-powered weapon
was seized by officers of the
Rapid Strike unit on Thurs-
day night.

The police offices were act-
ing on a tip when they pro-
ceeded to an abandoned
building on Summer Street in
Nassau Village at around
10.50pm. The officers found
the weapon inside the derelict
building; no one was taken
into custody. Investigations
into this matter continue.

™§ Ministry wins legal dispute over decision

to withdraw official from Miami post

THE Ministry of Foreign

i Affairs has secured a legal vic-
? tory and has reissued its direc-
: tive recalling the Bahamian
? official with responsibility for
i trade and investment in the
i Miami Consul, according to
: documents obtained by The

(NAD) yesterday advised that Tabune.

Lynnith Braynen, a civil ser-

vant for 21 years, filed a judicial
? review against the Minister of

? Foreign Affairs and the Attor-
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ment Project moves into ee poaey ene ose redee oato
two (the comalitien and en ey te ome ae
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the airport will be diverted or } . Coneil
redirected to accommodate } ooo. ee act ian
construction vehicles. As such, } a :
the motoring public is advised | extension was denied last year.

to observe and obey all traffic }

South Eleuthera students earn almost $1m in scholarships

THE Deep Creek Middle

The students, who will begin

boarding school in the 2011-
? 2012 school year, are:

¢ Benjamin Williams of Pal-

metto Point (The Pennington
? School, NJ)

¢ Kristen Rolle of Deep

Creek (The Lawrenceville
i School, NJ)

¢ Megan Sweeting of Green

Castle (Perkiomen, PA)

e Anna McCartney of

Tarpum Bay (Wilbraham and
? Monson Academy, MA)

e« Aliece Goodman of

Tarpum Bay (Lawrence Acad-
; emy, MA)

These students join 19 other

: Deep Creek Middle School
? (DCMS) graduates who have
? gone on to study at US board-
i ing schools in the school's 10-
? year history.

At $230,000 per year, the

scholarships and aid packages
i are the largest ever given in one
i year to DCMS graduates.

“Each year, we have to

? fundraise $230,000 to run the
? school. So it is nice to see that
i the investment that others have
? made in the past is continuing
i to be invested in these students
i said principal Dr Joanna Paul.
? “It shows how valuable our
? DCMS graduates are world-
? wide,”

Since 2002, DCMS graduates

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And her apartment lease was
set to be terminated.

Since the legal victory last
week, Mrs Braynen has been
instructed to “wind up” her
affairs and return to the
Bahamas “no later than Sun-
day, 27 March, 2011”, according
to a letter sent by Patricia
Rodgers, permanent secretary
in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MOFA).

Documents

The letter also notes that Mrs
Braynen is to hand over all offi-
cial documents issued by the
US State Department, “includ-
ing identification cards, tax

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have received $2.25 million in
scholarships for secondary edu-
cation.

"T am extremely proud of
Megan and the other students
for their achievements. This
represents a great opportunity
for these students to further
their education and will open
doors for their continued suc-
cesses down the road," said par-
ent Bernadette Sweeting of
Green Castle.

The Deep Creek Middle
School (DCMS) is an indepen-
dent school for Bahamian stu-
dents in grades seven through
nine.

It is the only private middle
school in the Bahamas. The
mission of the school is “teach-
ing the future leaders of the
Bahamas.”

Deep Creek Middle School
works collaboratively with the
Island School and Cape

The new 700 room Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, The Bahamas is looking for

Director of Rooms

Responsible for short and long term planning and day-to-day operations of the rooms and
related areas. Recommend budget and manage expenses within approved budget constraints.
Major areas of responsibility/management include: Front Office, Guest Services, Housekeeping,
Security, Gift Shop and Health Club. May have responsibility for Recreation and Tennis.
Participate in total hotel management as a member of the hotel Executive Committee.

Essential Functions

¢ Manage the human resources in the rooms division in order to attract, retain and
motivate the employees. Hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct
performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication
vehicles, discipline and terminate, as appropriate. Oversee departmental matters as
they relate to collective bargaining agreements and the labour laws.

* Develop, recommend, implement and manage the rooms division’s annual budget,
business/marketing plan, forecasts and objectives to meet/exceed management

expectations.

¢ Implement company programs and manage the operations of the division in
a manner consistent with local laws and regulations and Starwood policies and
procedures to ensure a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

* Resolve customer complaints as appropriate to maintain a high level of customer

satisfaction and quality.

¢ Implement emergency organization procedures and training through the management
of the Security staff to ensure appropriate protection for hotel guests, staff and

company assets.

Skills & Abilities

* Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in

the workplace.

* Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
* Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
* Must possess basic computational ability.
* Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team
leader. There is minimal direct supervision.
* Must possess supervisory and management skills to communicate and express ideas
and directives clearly to employees.
* Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary
analysis capabilities required.
¢ Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the rooms discipline and
hospitality profession, including experiential knowledge for management of people

and complex problems.

* Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities and/or information in order
to improve new practices or develop new approaches.
* Ability to make decisions with only general policies and procedures available for

guidance.

¢ Must be able to negotiate, convince, sell and influence professionals and/or hotel

guests.

Qualifications & Experience

¢ High School or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

* Four to six years experience in Front Office/Housekeeping/Guest Services, including
at least four years supervisory experience, required.

Qualified applicants are invited to visit our website or email resumes at:
snbrjobs@sheraton.com
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Deadline for all applicants is April 8, 2011



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exemption cards” to the Consul
General, Rhoda Jackson.

Mrs Braynen has since
appealed to the ministry for re-
consideration on “humanitarian
grounds among others.” She
argues the transfer would inter-
fere with the “ongoing medical
management” of her son, who
is being treated for cerebral pal-
sy, and “interrupt” the educa-
tion of her eldest daughter, who
is enrolled in school in the US.

Medical specialists say the
prognosis for her son for grad-
ual improvement and preven-
tion of complications is good
as long as therapeutic measures
are in place.

Her son is said to currently
require physical and occupa-

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tional therapy programmes at a
frequency of twice a week.

Mrs Braynen’s daughter was
nominated to attend the Junior
National Young Leaders Con-
ference in Washington at the
end of the month.

“She was recognised as one
of a select group of students
with the scholastic merit, matu-
rity and strength of character

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overload your vehicle,
especially if its nat
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fuel economy by

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to represent her school and her
country at this unique leader-
ship programme for exception-
al grade six and seven stu-
dents,” stated a letter sent by
Mrs Braynen to the Ministy of
Foreign Affairs.

She appealed to the “empa-
thy and goodwill” of the per-
manent secretary in outlining
the familial considerations.

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SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES
FORMERLY PINEWOOD GARDENS

Il SUBDIVISION

This Notice serves to advise the general public that lots
within the following blocks purportedly sold as lots within
“Nassau Village” form a part of the Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates Subdivision (formerly Cedar Groves/Pinewood
Gardens II) and are the property of Arawak Homes
Limited.

These Blocks are:

52 ,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,
72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,
92,93,94,95,96,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,
109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,
123,124,125,126,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154

The general public is further advised to beware of purchasing
any lots in the above Blocks unless the land is described as
being in the Sir Lynden Pindling Estates Subdivision and
is being purchased from Arawak Homes limited or from
a person or entity which purchased from Arawak Homes

Limited. Otherwise, the seller(s) are not the owners of the
land.

If you have purportedly purchased any lot(s) within the
above-mentioned blocks, you are advised to immediately
seek proper and independent legal advice from a
reputable law firm or attorney.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

GENERAL LEGAL COUNSEL
ARAWAK HOMES LIMITED
PO. BOX N 3180
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: (242) 394-0014/5; 502-6500


PAGE 4, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 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

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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WEBSITE
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Lacking complete answers on radiation risk

THYROID cancer for sure. Leukemia,
probably. Too much radiation can raise the
risk of developing cancer years down the road,
scientists agree, and the young are most vul-
nerable. But just how much or how long an
exposure is risky is not clear.

Those are among the unknowns scientists
are contemplating as the crisis unfolds at
Japan's stricken nuclear power plant.

In Japan, the Science Ministry said radiation
levels about 19 miles northwest of the Fukushi-
ma Dai-ichi plant rose at one point Friday to
0.15 millisieverts per hour, about the amount
absorbed in a chest X-ray. But levels have
been fluctuating, and radiation at most sites
that distance from the facility have been far
below that. Long term, it is clear radiation
can induce cancer. But researchers can't just
count cancer cases after a disaster and declare
radiation responsible. Rates before and after
must be compared to know if more cases
occurred than would be expected.

That is why, 25 years after the Chernobyl
accident, there is still controversy over its
effects beyond the undisputed 6,000 cases of
thyroid cancer. Of these cases, only 15 had
proved fatal as of 2005, even though the Sovi-
ets were slow to treat victims of the catastro-
phe. The records necessary to spot trends in
other types of cancer as a result of Chernobyl
are poor, said Dr. Fred Mettler, a University of
New Mexico scientist who led a United
Nations-sponsored team investigating Cher-
nobyl's health effects.

The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency says that no amount of radiation is
absolutely safe above the 3 to 6 millisieverts a
year that most of us get from normal living. In
contrast, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
says that low doses — less than 100 millisiev-
erts spread out over years — are not harmful.
Researchers have not documented danger
from such low levels, said Kelly Classic, a radi-
ation physicist at the Mayo Clinic and a spokes-
woman for the Health Physics Society, an orga-
nization of radiation safety specialists.

High doses — over 500 millisieverts — can
raise the risk of leukemia, breast, bladder,
colon, liver, lung, esophageal, ovarian and
stomach cancers, and the blood cancer multi-
ple myeloma, government scientists say.

In between the high and lower levels, the
picture is murky. Much depends on the type of
radiation people are exposed to, how old they
are, and how well each person's body repairs
any DNA damage

Children are the ones at risk for radiation's
most obviously related cancer — thyroid.
Radioactive iodine collects in the thyroid gland
in the neck. Potassium iodide pills can block its
absorption and minimize harm, but they must
be given within 12 hours of exposure to do
much good. When Chernobyl exploded, health
workers "had millions of square kilometers to

cover and it was all rural areas and they didn't
really have anything stockpiled," Mettler said.
Children also drank milk from cows that
grazed on contaminated grass for weeks after
the disaster, compounding their exposure and
risk. More than 6,000 thyroid cancers have
been documented in people who were chil-
dren in the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia when
the disaster occurred. But In Poland, where the
antidote pills were given out, there were no
higher rates of thyroid cancer.

Properly treated, thyroid "is one of the
least deadly cancers," the American Cancer
Society says. And low levels of radioactive
iodine exposure have not been shown to
increase thyroid cancer risk in studies of fallout
from nuclear weapons testing in the western
United States during the 1950s, the society
says. Studies of atomic bomb survivors have
found higher rates of cancer. But those disas-
ters involved different radioactive elements
than the type emitted from the Japanese
nuclear plant so far.

So for now, the clearest information on
cancer risk from a nuclear plant accident may
come from Chernobyl. That disaster exposed
5 million people in Belarus, Russia and
Ukraine to large amounts of radioactive mate-
rial for 10 days, according to the 2008 report
that Mettler helped write for the United
Nations’ Scientific Committee on the Effects of
Atomic Radiation, which represents 22 nations
on nuclear safety.

Exposure to cesium was a big concern
because it affects the whole body, not just the
thyroid gland. And exposure among cleanup
workers and emergency responders ranged as
high as a few hundred millisieverts over the fol-
lowing few years. Evidence suggests a higher
rate of leukemia in these workers, "but it's
not certain," Mettler said.

Research is continuing in that group, and
longer follow-up should establish that more
clearly, he said.

As bad as Chernobyl was, the average radi-
ation dose over 20 years to people who live in
contaminated areas was "relatively low" — 9
millisieverts, nearly the equivalent of a CT
scan — once the short-term doses to the thy-
roid were subtracted, the UN report said. That
means there should not be “substantial health
effects in the general population that could
be attributed to radiation,” the report con-
cludes.

The NRC has said that typical annual back-
ground exposure to radiation shaves 18 days
off the expected lifespan. Working in a nuclear
plant under ordinary conditions — not in a
crisis like the one unfolding in Japan — short-
ens life expectancy by 51 days. By comparison,
being 15 per cent overweight cuts two years;
smoking a pack of cigarettes a day costs six
years of life.

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URCA — me
thinketh
thou protest
too much!

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Instead of URCA issuing
press releases, in the spirit and
intent of competition and reg-
ulation, transparency, non-dis-
crimination and all the good
stuff that URCA espouses,
they should hold a press con-
ference and open themselves
up to questions from the
press/public.

The Commissioners and
Executive Management who
are well paid and remunerat-
ed should be required to face
the music. Not hide behind
paper. Too whom much is giv-
en, much is expected.
URCA’s professionalism has
been called into question, by
hiring a consultant who is for-
eign-based and who is unable

LETTERS

UES CMAN MOLEC



to keep her public profile up-
to-date. But yet is advising on
human resourcing. She
neglected to maintain her own
human resource information.

URCA’s 2009 Annual
Report allocates $418,394 for
Key Management Compen-
sation. Almost $500,000, the
feet need to be held to the
fire. We pay these foreigners
more money than would ever
be given to a local firm, they
then have to be made even
more accountable.

It is lamentable that the
press and the opposition have

awoken at this late date to
question the entire privatisa-
tion exercise. It seems back
in 2009 an article was carried
in one of the newspapers
about the impartiality of the
BTC privatisation committee
and its advisors. I seem to
recall the chairman of the pri-
vatisation committee at that
time, saying this was “belly-
aching.”

Government in the sun-
shine — just extorting taxes
and burning up tax dollars,
because for all this money
ain’t nothing “chang-ing.”

LINDA THOMAS
Metaphorically
Speaking

Nassau,

March 1, 2011.

Time for both sides in
Parliament to raise bar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

what they were voting for or against.

Then I concluded as others in the country
that we as taxpayers are not getting the kind of
representation that is expected.

Since the Bahamian populace cannot all go
to parliament and listen and respond to its
daily work we expect those we elect to repre-
sent us to do so rather than many hours trying
to score points against each other.

Recently I have become very disappointed
in type of discussion that is allowed to go on in
parliament.

While I am still an old supporter of the
FNM, I believe it is time for both sides to raise
the bar and show more respect one to another
while they are privileged to serve this great

Thanks for the space allowed in printing
this letter as a first time writer.

As I read the today’s edition of your news
paper I ran across a story ‘MP claims PLP
consciously voted against providing clean
water.’

Ordinarily I would just past over such a
heading but in this case I had to read the whole
story to be able to get a proper understanding
to the contents matching that with the story’s
heading. It was at the end of the story that
the Prime Minister brought some clarity to
my earlier perception.

However it seems to me that if the MP who

introduced the item in the House had the same Bahamas.
understanding that there would have been no

need for its introduction, (unless to be mis- ALFRED MOSS
chievous). While on the other side of the coin Freeport,

if sincere attention was paid when the bill was Grand Bahama.

introduced it would have been clear to all as to March 3, 2011.

Action needed before —
it comes to bloodshed

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Day
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i EDITOR, The Tribune.
There has been much to-do lately regarding the prison bus

route through eastern New Providence where the bus and its ; [don’t usually watch when
police escort are driven in a manner that endangers others } the Senate is televised, how-
on the road, } ever, having to rest a sprained

Living in that area, I am often on those roads and feel | @2kle, I caught some of the

compelled to voice my outrage at this dangerous and unnec- ; (ebate yesterday and was

essary practice. ? very impressed by the creative

Unfortunately, my recent experience is similar to that of lane tase Ol certain ob wit

too many other drivers that frequent these roads. : ane Peach nein

I was heading west on Eastern Road near the bend at ? _ 5... those who missed this
Deal’s Heights around 4.30pm. Obviously, given the time of : yo are going to have a set of
day, there was bumper-to-bumper eastbound traffic. ee ee ee

Due to the curve in the road, I could not see oncoming : female toilets.

traffic beyond a short distance in front of my car, and con- : ~~ Now what makes a public
ceivably, nor could the approaching traffic heading east. : toilet state-of-the art?
In a split second I was looking at a police car straight on, dri- ? A toilet with ocean view?

ving towards me at an excessive rate of speed on my side of : Air-conditioned? Automati-

the road. ; : ; i cally scented? Has a Balcony
What to do, where to go? There is no time to weigh the } where the users of the toilets
options. i can rest? Has piped music of

One instinctively pulls off to the verge of the road, which
in this case was virtually nonexistent.

Fortunately for me, the oncoming traffic, mostly hard : hand dryers? Ability to obtain
working citizens trying to get home after a hard day’s work, } a massage? Valet parking?
had moved over and stopped. i Car wash whilst you use the

This allowed the police escort and the prisoner bus to ; state of the art toilet? Auto-
scrape past me. i matic flush system? A relax-

Had this not happened, the narrow lane that was used by / ation bed for patrons after

the speeding bus would not have appeared and I might be : USing the toilet? Gourmet

writing a letter of an entirely different nature. ; food dispensers?

In a letter to the Editor in this column today (March 18), i Cable television? Wi-fi con-

the writer stated that hers was the third such letter printed : 2¢¢tion for those who wish to

this week addressing this very serious matter. Well, consid- | b& always connected? Fixed

epithe tae fourth i line telephone in each toilet

sae . 3 9
How many will it take to get the relevant government Min- { Pooth? Selection of the daily

, - : : 3 : oD i i
istry’s attention to resolve this dangerous situation? a ne eae oe Bae
Must we wait for personal injury or loss of life to occur? i y P

: ies?
An accident is going to happen. ? and blackberries? Of course

i your choice? Electric toilet
? paper dispensers? Hot air

mee an ATM!
It is not even “if” it happens, but rather “when” it happens. : Y Only then I suggest the
There will be blood on the hands of those responsible for ; public toilet could be

overseeing our vehicular safety on the streets of Nassau. : gescribed as state-of-the art.
As Mrs Ogilvie states in her letter to the Editor, “There i]; really is the silly season

has to be a better way.” ; _ .. already — elections coming
Let’s see some action taken on this volatile situation : sooner than we all expect cer-

before it comes to bloodshed. i tainly before the ‘OOO’s of
Concerned for our safety. i Chinese for Cable Beach.

B THOMPSON

Nassau,

March 18, 2011.

H HUMES
Nassau,
March 15, 2011.
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 5





BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Even though
the government is seeking to
recruit more Bahamian teach-
ers in some critical subject
areas, Education Minister
Desmond Bannister said for-
eign teachers will always be
needed in the country’s educa-
tion system.

He stressed that the educa-
tion system can become stag-
nant without a “cross pollina-
tion” in education of foreign
educators.

Visiting Grand Bahama,
Minister Bannister said the
Cuban teachers have been a
blessing to the schools in the
Family Islands, despite some
minor language issues.



“We are
grateful for
the relation-
ship we
have with

Cuba,” said
the educa-
tion minis-
DESMOND ter.
BANNISTER “This is
the third

time that Cuban teachers have
come here in three-year stints.
And there have been small lan-
guage issues every year and it
has been documented for the
last six years that this has hap-
pened.”

Mr Bannister explained that
the Cuban teachers are not
familiar with the Bahamian ver-
nacular but are able to speak
English. “There is a period they
require so that they become

Beek el ome ae

LOCAL NEWS

Bahamian education needs foreign
teachers to prevent ‘stagnation’

familiar with the Bahamian
idiom; they speak English and
they come in the classroom
with 30 children who may say
certain things that are not the
Queen’s English that they
learned at university in Cuba,”
he said. However, Mr Bannis-
ter said the Bahamas has bene-
fitted by having these teachers,
“firstly, in areas where we don’t
have sufficient Bahamians qual-
ified, such as agriculture and a
number of technical areas, and
secondly, they are willing to go
in the Family Islands where we
have thousands of children that
need to be educated and where,
quite frankly, many of my
teachers might not want to go.”

“We continue to encourage
Bahamians to invest a part of
their careers teaching in the
Family Islands, making a dif-

OW sere a

ference in the lives of young
Bahamian children in those
islands. Those Cuban teachers
have gone and made a differ-
ence in many of the Family
Islands teaching chemistry,
physics, math, and other areas
where we need more and more
Bahamians to come back home
and specialise in,” Mr Bannister
said. “And as we get more
Bahamians we can phase out
more non-Bahamian teachers,
but what we also have to realise
is any education system that is
stagnant and refusing to bring
people from the outside, any
education system that refuses
to entertain other ideas,
thoughts and cultures, becomes
so stagnant that it fails to edu-
cate people at the level it ought
to,” he said.

“So no matter how advanced

SEES ae Ot TRU SRR Ce aU aT

ALL SMILES: The contingent from
the Bahamas at the Knights of
Columbus Florida Spelling Bee
Competition held in Kissimmee,
Florida, poses with the students
representing the Catholic Board of
Education of the Archdiocese of
Nassau at the competition. Seated
are Gabrielle Edwards of Mary, Star
of the Sea School, Grand Bahama,
and Johnathan Johnson of Xavier's
Lower School, Nassau. Standing
left to right are Inger and John
Johnson; John Hardin, District
Deputy - 24; Tiffany Barr-Edwards;
Natalie Marrett, teacher at Mary,
Star of the Sea School: Marsha
Beneby, Gabrielle’s grandmother,
Roselyn Williams, teacher at
Xavier’s Lower School; Christo-
pher Kernan, Florida State Council
General Programme administra-
tor; Sabrina Cash, Gabrielle’s aunt;
René Hall, teacher at the Grand
Bahama Catholic High School; Gre-
gory Christie, District Deputy —
Bahamas; and Alexandria Roberts-
Bowe, representative of the
Catholic Board of Education.

ences.”

Mr Bannister said he recent- ;
ly met a Bahamian who is now }

teaching in China.

“These other countries ;
understand the need for cross- }
pollination in education, and }
we have to appreciate that the }
very nature of education is such }
that without cross-pollination }
it becomes stagnant and we do }

not improve at all,” he said.

BOOK DRIVE T0
BOOST LIBRARY

A BOOK drive commemo-

? rating March as Literacy Month
? is being held to offer a much
? needed boost to the library at
} Thelma Gibson Primary school.

An organiser said: “The

the education system is, you will i school has more than 700 stu-

continue to need and want to ; dents that need reading mater-

get foreigners in it some how. ; ial to feed their young, eager
That is what the Americans are }

doing; they are now recruiting i suitable for children between

some of our top Bahamian stu- } the ages of 4 and 11, they can

dents to stay there in the sci- } be donated to Media Enter-

? prises

minds, so if you have any books

on Shirley Park

? Avenue.”

Tropical
Exterminators

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Saturday, 19 March, 201
Shaw Temple
A.M.E, Zion
ai 10:00am
Blue Hill Road and Peter Street

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Bahamian students represent-
ing the Catholic Board of Education of the Arch-
diocese of Nassau ranked among the top three at
the Annual Knights of Columbus Florida Spelling
Bee Competition.

A student from Grand Bahama took second
place in the Grade 5-6 Division, while a student
from Nassau placed third in the Grade 7-8 Divi-
sion.

Gabrielle Edwards, a student of Mary, Star of
the Sea Catholic School in Grand Bahama, and
Johnathan Johnson of the Xavier Lower School
in Nassau, were the top spellers at this year’s
49th Archdiocesan Spelling Bee Competition in
Nassau.

Gabrielle and Johnathan went on to repre-
sent the Catholic Board of Education in the
Bahamas at the annual Knights Spelling Bee

_

Competition held in Kissimmee, Florida. The
Knights of Columbus Councils in the Bahamas,
Nassau Council 10415, Grand Bahama Council
10647, West Nassau Council 11755, and North
Eleuthera Council 12962 sponsor two winners
and a parent every year to the Florida competi-
tion.

Assist

“Our Councils are pleased to assist these stu-
dents to this competition where they have either
won a division or returned with recognition in the
top three spots,” said Knights District Deputy
Gregory Christie.

“The District expresses its gratitude to the
teachers and coaches of the students and the
Catholic Board of Education for overseeing the
annual competition in the Bahamas that allows us
to feature our students at the Florida competi-
tion,” he said.

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Participate in total hotel management as a member of the hotel Executive Committee.

Essential Functions

« Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage

Department to meet the daily needs of operation.

* Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the
various food and beverage sub-departments, 1.c., room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens,

stewards, etc.

* Develop, implement and monitor schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to

achieve a profitable result.

« Participate with the chef, outlet managers, and catering managers in the creation of attractive
and merchandising menus designed to attract a pre-determined customer market.

* Implement effective control of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub-departments.

« Assist the area managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit
objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising

and promotion.

Skills & Abilities

« Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the

workplace.

« Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

« Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer accounting
programs. Budgetary analysis capabilities required.

* Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer

system.

« Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will
require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse anger, collect accurate

information and resolve conflicts.

« Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team

leader. There is minimal direct supervision.

Qualifications & Experience

« High School or equivalent education required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
« Several years experience in overall Food & Beverage operation as well as management
experience. Culinary, sales and service background required.

Qualified applicants are invited to visit our website or email resumes at:

snbrjobs@sheraton.com
Note: All information will be held in strictest of confidence
Deadline for all applicants is April 8, 2011



EFG @ Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd

POSITION AVAILABLE

Desktop and Systems Engineer, Information Technology

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd a subsidiary of EFG International provides
private banking and wealth management services to clients around the world.
Our Client Relationship Officers combine their strong relationship management
skills with the resources that are available at EFG, helping them provide a full
range of quality wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our IT team in Nassau we are looking for a Desktop &
Systems Engineer. The qualified candidate will be required to maintain and
manage the various projects within the IT infrastructure. Daily activities include
managing the service desk requests, ensure backups are working, follow-up
on different projects and maintain detailed documentation. The successful
candidate is expected to be a self-starter, time oriented individual with good time
management as well as good interpersonal and communications skills. He/she
must be a team player, with the ability to work with local and international team
members.

Qualifications:

¢ BS in Computer Science or related field

* 3- 5 years work experience administering and maintaining
Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers environment

IT Skills:

¢ General understanding in the areas of infrastructure, db and system design

* Good network knowledge: Internet, intranet, extranet and client/ server
architectures

* Awareness of new emerging technologies

* MCSE/MCSA Windows 2003/2008

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Support and manage Windows servers 2003/2008

* Support Citrix Metaframe and other Enterprise applications

* Ongoing system administration of the Windows Servers including Active
Directory

* Support and manage Windows desktops and laptops

* Provide technical support and guidance to local and remote users

* Maintain our disaster recovery plan (/M ware + DFS-R)

* Ability to use system deployment tools

Language skills:
¢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English.
¢ Fluency in French and Spanish in written and spoken form would be an asset.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications by 31%t March 2011

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd
Attn: Human Resources Manager
(Re: Desktop and Systems Engineer)
Centre of Commerce, 2nd Floor

One Bay Street

P.O. Box SS 6289

Nassau, The Bahamas

Fax No. (242) 502-5487


PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

THE TRIBUNE





Election predictions

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

HE odds are

stacked against

Zhivargo Laing in

Marco City in the
next general election.

Frankly, the race in this con-
stituency appears to be between
two unpopular candidates. Mr
Laing, who may yet again have
to move to another constituen-
cy (similar to the constant relo-
cation of former PLP MP Paul
Adderley) is said to have worn-
out his welcome in his con-
stituency. Constituents have
complained that Mr Laing is
out of touch with public senti-
ment and have objected to
being seen or addressed in a
patronizing, condescending
manner by any politician. Mr
Laing’s constituents have com-
plained about an air of per-
ceived arrogance and expressed
an interest in having Mr Laing
spend more time actually lis-
tening (genuinely) to their con-
cerns. The Marco City MP is a
banana peel away from slipping
into the political abyss. PLP
nominee Greg Moss (lawyer)
is likely to defeat him.

Brensil Rolle, the Garden
Hills MP, will likely defeat Dr
Kendal Major. Mr Rolle is
apparently quite popular on the
ground and considering the
population shifts in the con-
stituency—due to the recent
construction and sale of houses
in newly constructed housing
subdivisions—he may have the
advantage in an electoral show-
down.

Vincent Peet, the MP for
North Andros has been rela-
tively quiet of late. Mr Peet is
likely to retain his seat.

Melanie Griffin will politi-
cally sucker punch FNM chal-
lenger Joshua Sears. I am told
that the boundary cuts will
favour Sears, extending

LOCAL NEWS

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“As we enter another gen-
eral election season, Bahami-
ans must begin to demand
true and visionary leadership
within their constituencies
and on the national front.”



Yamacraw further eastward
into large chunks of Brent
Symonette’s St Annes’ con-
stituency. However, because
there are also plans afoot to
relocate Phenton Neymour to
the Exuma constituency, Mr
Sears’ name has been bandied
about as a likely replacement
for Mr Neymour in South
Beach.

Lacklustre

If Phenton Neymour contests
the South Beach seat, his teeth
“will be on edge” having tested
the sour grapes of what’s said to
be an impending defeat. Mr
Neymour lacks the political
horsepower to recapture the
seat, as many residents express
displeasure with his lackluster
representation.

However, if Mr Neymour
runs in Exuma, he could possi-
bly edge out incumbent PLP
MP Anthony Moss. Mr Moss
is said to be unpopular in the
Exuma Cays and has rendered
a performance that is purport-
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dents—the second largest
polling division—claim to have
not seen Mr Moss since the last
general election. Noticeably,
Mr Neymour has made fre-
quent trips into the Exuma con-
stituency of late. Even more,
of late Mr Neymour has also
dropped the moniker he used
to describe his constituents in
Parliament—“the kings and
queens of South Beach”—giv-
ing one the impression that per-
haps the underlying notion now
is that the Royal family of
South Beach are preparing to
dismiss their servant.

That said, Neymour’s
entrance into the Exuma race
will leave the constituency too
close to call—for now.

Notably, if Joshua Sears
contests the South Beach seat
as the standard bearer for the
FNM, he has a more favourable
chance of defeating Nurses
Union president Cleola Hamil-
ton (PLP), who has already
been described by some resi-
dents as “charmless.”

The Fox Hill seat could go
either way. I’m told that the
boundary cuts will now incor-
porate a polling division—out
of Montagu and near to Step
Street—in hopes of assisting
challenger Dr Jacintha Higgs
(a lady who wears the most
enrapturing outfits) in gaining a
foothold on the constituency
and rendering current MP Fred
Mitchell a seatless wonder. By
all accounts, Mr Mitchell has
been a visible, working MP,
thereby leaving his opponent
with a long, tough journey to
the polls. My electoral crystal
ball could not yet reveal a like-
ly winner in this contest.

Kenyatta Gibson, the bom-
bastic-talking MP for Kennedy,
is abandoning the constituen-
cy and running as the FNM’s
candidate in South Eleuthera.



PERRY CHRISTIE

Although incumbent MP
Oswald Ingraham is in his 70s,
he could still vie for the seat or
be replaced by one of eight
applicants for the PLP nomi-
nation—a list that I am told
includes local government chief
councilor Hank Johnson.

Although Mr Gibson and his
family purportedly have roots
in the constituency, it is likely
that he will be sent deeper into
political oblivion following the
next election. It appears that
Mr Gibson walked the Parlia-
mentary floor and will now be
walking out of Parliament alto-
gether!

Tommy Turnquest holds a
slight edge over Amold Forbes
in the race for Mount Moriah.
Although the Bahamas remains
in a state of national “un-secu-
rity”, Mr Forbes’ campaign may
become anemic and lose trac-
tion due to reported business-
related issues emanating from
Canada.

Comeback

Bain and Grants Town is
likely to remain in the PLP col-
umn, as Dr Bernard Nottage is
expected to take out whoever
the FNM nominee will be. At
this juncture, party insiders
inform me that the former area
MP Gregory Williams is vying
for the nomination in an
attempt to make a political
comeback; also reportedly
seeking the nod is former can-
didate David Jordine and Rev
CB Moss, who is said to be in
talks with the FNM. Of course,
Bain and Grants Town is a tra-
ditionally PLP seat.

PLP leader Perry Christie
will most certainly humiliate his
challenger in the Farm Road
constituency.

The race for the Marathon
constituency is setting up to be
a Slugfest. Of late, newcomer

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FRED MITCHELL

Jerome Fitzgerald has amped
up his courtship of constituents
by purchasing alarm systems
and having them installed in
their homes. Whilst incumbent
Dr Earl Deveaux certainly has
the upper hand, having spoken
to constituents and political
insiders from both of the major
parties, ’ve concluded that the
Marathon brawI is too close to
call at this time.

The contest for North
Eleuthera constituency—given
the decision of House Speaker
Alvin Smith not to stand for re-
election—should be an excit-
ing race to watch. Purported
FNM candidate Theo Neilly—
an airport manager and local
government chief councilor—
1s slated to run against Spanish
Wells native and fellow local
government councilor Clay
Sweeting. However, for the
FNM, lawyer Richard Light-
bourne’s name has also been
mentioned as a possible nomi-
nee. Here again, it’s too far out
to call this race, particularly
since—at least on the national
scene—both candidates are
political neophytes. However,
I am told that the contest for
North Eleuthera is expected to
be a costly affair, with lots of
money changing hands.

The voters of Golden Isles
will rebuke MP Charles May-
nard in a runoff where chal-
lenger Michael Halkitis is
expected to beat the incumbent
MP like a pifiata. A walloping
could leave Mr Maynard having
fits of post-election hysteria
and, like the movie Sleepless
in Seattle, he’ll likely be Sleep-
less in Golden Isles.

During his term in office, Mr
Maynard has struck me as a
representative/minister who—
unlike the movie—politically
has no true grit.

With Kenyatta Gibson
speedily running away to
Eleuthera, the Kennedy seat
will easily remain a PLP strong-
hold with newcomer Dion
Smith trouncing all challengers.

PLP Deputy Leader and MP
for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador Philip “Brave”
Davis will put a spanking on
FNM challenger George Wil-
son. In the past, Mr Wilson
unsuccessfully ran as an inde-
pendent candidate in the same
constituency.

There is also another angle
that must be explored relative
to Mr Davis’ political future as
he has been speculated as hav-
ing an interest in relocating to
the St Cecilia seat. PLP insiders
inform me that if Mr Davis runs
in St Cecilia, the party is likely
to send former Police Commis-
sioner BK Bonamy to vie for
the Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador seat.

There is chatter that Verna
Grant, FNM MP for Eight Mile
Rock, is facing some serious
opposition. Purportedly, Ms
Grant is attempting to retain
her nomination as former Sen-
ator Kay Forbes is said to be
interested in displacing Ms
Grant and running for the
FNM in that seat. In what some
say will be a tumultuous elec-
tion season for her, Ms Grant is
also expected to face vigorous
challenges from potential PLP
nominees such as Sandra Edge-
combe (former principal at
Eight Mile Rock High), Caleb
Outten or a yet unnamed oppo-
nent. This time around, it
appears that the polls could go
either way.

High Rock MP Kenneth
Russell (FNM) will rout the still
unnamed PLP challenger in this
largely FNM borough.

Lucaya MP Neko Grant will
torpedo the electoral hopes of
supposed PLP nominee Dr Lea
Percentie.

The Pineridge seat is being
contested by two five-star can-
didates. It is unfortunate that
one of these men will have to
politically cancel out the oth-
er.

Current MP Kwasi Thomp-
son has been an outstanding
representative, whilst chal-
lenger PLP Senator Dr Michael

part 2



ZHIVARGO LAING

Darville—who has a medical
practice in the constituency—
also earned much praise from
residents.

Frankly, the PLP should
have nominated Dr Darville in
the Marco City constituency, as
he is not overwhelmingly
favoured to beat Mr Thomp-
son as opposed to the outright
favourable rating in a race
against Zhivargo Laing. That
said, Dr Darville is a formidable
candidate and, whilst Mr
Thompson holds a slight edge
at this time, the quality of the
candidates vying for the voters
support in this race could cause
the pendulum to swing either
way. This race will certainly be
a nail biter, i.e. if Dr Darville is
not transplanted to contest the
Marco City seat.

PLP incumbent Frank Smith
will face-off against likely FNM
challenger Linda Treco in the
St Thomas More constituency.
By all accounts, Mr Smith has
earned the ire of the Prime
Minister, so it is expected that
the full weight of the FNM’s
electoral machinery will be
coming down upon him.

Reliable sources inform me
that upcoming boundary cuts
will place a portion of St
Thomas More in Loretta But-
ler-Turner’s Montagu con-
stituency, arguing that because
she won by more than 1000
votes in the last election, she
can likely absorb some votes
against her and still preserve a
comfortable margin in another
victorious run. Apparently, a
portion of Fox Hill will like-
wise be absorbed into Brent
Symonette’s St Anne’s con-
stituency. I’m also told that Par-
adise Island will become a part
of the new St Thomas More
constituency.

Creditable

Pinewood, a PLP foothold,
could once again return to the
party’s win column. Frankly,
MP Byron Woodside has done
a creditable job in the con-
stituency. However, a loss may,
among other factors, be due to
changes within the voting block
and the luck of the political
draw as the constituency has
had an extensive love affair
with the PLP. The race for
Pinewood will no doubt be
close and quite competitive.

According to sources, the
PLP intend to run attorney
Damian Gomez in Pinewood.

Flip a coin and, quite simi-
larly, the Elizabeth constituen-
cy can go either way although
incumbent Ryan Pinder (PLP)
is favoured—at this juncture—
to retain his seat. That said, ’ve
been clued-up by FNM insid-
ers of the likely mapping out
of a favourable boundary cut
for challenger Dr Duane
Sands—a cut which is set to
incorporate “more FNM
polling divisions” and cut-out
a part of Elizabeth Estates.

Edison Key will retain his
South Abaco seat.

Prime Minister and FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham will
crush all challengers—whether
that is Ky Mills and/or Jackson
McIntosh—in the race for the
North Abaco seat. Frankly, the
electoral hopes of Mr Ingra-
ham’s challengers are compa-
rable to running in quick
sand—struggling and sinking
fast!

As we enter another general
election season, Bahamians
must begin to demand true and
visionary leadership within their
constituencies and on the
national front.

The upcoming general elec-
tion will certainly—as is seen
every five years—be a political
circus. Indeed, this will be a hel-
luva election season, which will
leave—upon its conclusion—
more than a handful of sitting
MPs and electoral hopefuls
reaching for a crying towel.

NB: My column has now
been moved from its usual Fri-
day publication date to Satur-
days.
THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011, PAGE 7





Murder rate three
times higher than US

FROM page one

years. The study said the average murder victim is an
employed male, aged 26-35, from the south eastern part of
Nassau and has a prior criminal record.

Interestingly enough the suspect’s profile is relatively the
same as that of the victim with the exception that the suspect

is unemployed.

Motives are also discussed in the study with murder most
of the time occurring during arguments with robbery and

revenge following.

The study outlines various strategies that will hopefully
decrease the country’s murder rate. These include domestic
violence forms to alert police to high risk households, leg-
islative amendments to the Domestic Violence Protection
Order Act to include victimless prosecutions where, regard-
less of a victim’s wishes, charges can be brought against
the aggressor, and to the Firearms Act that would make it
harder for persons to purchase illegal weapons and penalties
harsher for those found in possession of them.

Man shot dead ‘while trying to p

FROM page one

an attempt to calm him down
when he was shot in the chest.
“When he dropped to the
ground he said, ‘I got shot, I
got shot,’ and the shooter
looked at him and he ran off,”
the witness told The Tribune.
Javado Miller had a bullet
wound in the right side of his
chest. His friends tried to stem
the bleeding as they waited
for an ambulance to arrive.
Javado was rushed to the
Trauma Room of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, but died
of his injuries at around 9pm.
Police press liaison officer
Sgt Chrislyn Skippings said
detectives are following sig-
nificant leads into the matter.

Rocked

Meanwhile the Kemp Road
community and Mr Miller’s
close-knit family have been
rocked by the murder.

Kishy Brown, 26, said her
first cousin Javado Miller was
like a brother to her as her
mother. Flossy Bowe, raised
him from infancy at their
home in St James’ Road.

She said he was a quiet man
who loved animals and made
a living by dogbreeding. He
kept three pit bulls at the
house and a Pomeranian
breed as well as a pigeon coup
with around 30 birds.

“He was dedicated to dogs,
he walked his dogs every
day,” she said.

“He was a very loving per-
son. He didn’t bother any-
body.”

Mr Miller also frequented

LOCAL NEWS

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‘HE WAS A VERY LOVING PERSON’: Javado Miller’s cousin Kishy

Brown, 26, with his dogs.

the Kemp Road Urban
Renewal Centre just yards
away from his home where a
dance class was practising out-
side at the time of the shoot-
ing. The shooting was heard
by teenagers, some who are
a part of Mr Miller’s family.
They were participating in a
dance class at the Urban
Renewal Centre at the time
and rushed to the scene
before they could be stopped.

Kolamae Pedican said:
“The girls were all crying and
we tried to gather them back

here to comfort them. Those
kids saw something very hor-
rific. The whole community
is in mourning.

“The grief is very real.
There is a lot of pain.”

Mrs Pedican said the Urban
Renewal Centre will offer
emotional support and assis-
tance to the family.

Anyone with any informa-
tion relating to the murder
should call police as a matter
of urgency on 911, 919 or call
Crime Stoppers immediately
on 328-TIPS (8477).

PROSECUTOR GRANT-BETHELL BACK IN COURT

FROM page one

Prosecutions. She was instead
appointed Deputy Law
Reform Commissioner. Ear-
lier this month Mrs Grant-
Bethell claimed a victory in
clearing her reputation
although a judge refused to
overturn Jamaican attorney
Vinette Graham-Allen's
appointment to the post of
DPP.

Attorney Wayne
Munroe submitted yesterday
that Senior Justice Isaacs’ rul-
ing was vindication for Mrs
Bethell and that vindication
must follow through the
whole process. He argued that
the respondents should pay
Mrs Grant-Bethell’s costs as
their actions were the cause
of her bringing the applica-
tion.

Milton Evans, QC,
who represents the Judicial
and Legal Services Commis-
sion

(JLSC), submitted that the
case was one in which the pri-

vate interest of the

applicant outweighed the
public interest. Mr Evans sub-
mitted that the cost should
follow the event, the event
being that her application was
dismissed.

Attorney Brian
Simms, QC, who represented
the Attorney General echoed
the same sentiments. He
argued that his client should
not be made to pay costs and
that his client should be
awarded costs in the matter.

Senior Justice Jon Isaacs
said he expects to deliver his
decision “as soon as possible.”

Outside court yes-
terday attorney Wayne
Munroe said that no determi-
nation has been made as yet
on what will be Mrs Grant-
Bethell’s next course of
action.

“The matter isn’t finished.
When the matter is finished
we'll make a determination
on what to do. There is no
need, as far as we are con-
cerned, to rush. You think
very carefully about what a

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judge says, you digest it and
then you make a determina-
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BASKETBALL

NPWBA SERIES

e THE New Providence
Women’s Basketball Associa-
tion will begin their best-of-five
championship series tonight at
the DW Davis Gymnasium
with the top teams clashing.

The pennant winning Four
J’s Lady Cheetahs will take on
the second place Bommer G.
Lady Angels, the defending
champions. The game will
begin at 8 p.m., following a
media game at 7 p.m.

While the Lady Cheetahs
swept past the fourth place Col-
lege of the Bahamas Lady
Caribs, the Lady Angels had to
go to the third and deciding
game, clinching their berth on
Thurdday night with a 88-66
win over the Johnson Lady
Truckers.

In that game, Suzette
McKenzie scored a game high
28 points with 10 rebounds and
three assists to lead three other
players in double figures for
Bommer G.

Ashley Moss contributed a
double-double with 16 points
and 14 rebounds; Sharelle Cash
had 12 points, nine rebounds
and five steals and Diasti
Delancy also had 12 points with
nine rebounds, eight assists and
two steals.

In a losing effort, Glenda
Gilcus scored 21 points with
three rebounds, three steals and
two assists; Shantell Rolle had
19 ponts, fpur assists and three
rebounds and Janice Williams
had another double-doulbe
with 13 points and 20 rebounds.

Smee eaeaaeeenereereneeeseneer

BASKETBALL

NPBA RESULTS

¢ THE New Providence Bas-
ketball Association continued
its regular season as they wind
down before the playoffs get
started next week with a dou-
ble header on Thursday night
at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

In the opening game, the Y-
Care Wreckers knocked off the
Royal Bahamas Defense Force
Mariners 89-81 as Brandon
Ingraham led the way with 22
points and Mario Pickstock
added 18.

For the Mariners, Durchen
Sands had 22.

The other game saw the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Crimestoppers handcuff the
PJ’s Stingers 95-91 as Lameko
Forbes scored 21 points and
Tavaris Roker added 17.

The regular season came to a
close last night.

TENNIS
JR. TEAM AT

NCAC TOURNEY

¢ THE Bahamas Lawn Ten-
nis Association’s junior boys
and girls teams had mixed
results at the North/Central
America and Caribbean Pre-
Qualifying Tournament this
week in the Dominican
Republic. The boys twam of
Shannon Francis, Michael
Johnson and Dylan Walker
split their two games played,
losing 2-1 to Guatemala, but
won over Honduras by the
same score in Group E.

As for the girls, the team of
Dominique Mortier, [esha
Shepherd played out of Group
D where they lost 3-0 to the
Dominican Republic, 1-2 to
Barbados and 1-2 to Costa
Rica.

The team is scheduled to
return home this weekend.



2011





GEORGE
MASON
TOPS ‘NOVA
IN NCAA

TOURNEY
See story on pg 10

Vanderpool-Wallace sets
sights on 100m freestyle

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

ONE down and one more to go for
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace as she
gets set to put the finishing touches
on the greatest performance by an
Auburn University and Bahamian
swimmer at the NCAA Women’s
Swimming Championships.

Already having wrapped up her first
and the Bahamas initial title with
Auburn’s historic win in the women’s
50 metre freestyle, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace will be going after her second
individual title in the 100 free today in
Austin, Texas.

“Tt’s a great feeling. I went into the
race wanting to win it and so it’s a
great feeling to come out winning it,”
said Vanderpool-Wallace about
Thursday night’s triumph in the 50m
free at the Lee and Joe Jamil Texas
Swimming Center.

The 21-year-old junior at Auburn
University touched the wall in 21.38
seconds, which was just shy of her of
Southeastern Conference, Auburn
and Bahamian national records that
she set at the SEC Championships last
month in Gainesville, Florida.

“All of my hard work had paid off,”
said Vanderpool-Wallace in looking
back at the feat. “I was just really
excited that I won.”

Entered into the championships as
the top ranked competitor in the
nation, Vanderpool-Wallace said her
performance certainly boosted her
confidence as she achieved her goal.

“Every one here was prepared,
everyone was here to swim fast,” she
pointed out. “It’s really just going to
take the details to win and that was
what I focussed on.”

Like every collegiate swimmer,
Vanderpool-Wallace said she envi-
sioned one day that she would emerge
as an NCAA champion and from the

“It’s a great feeling. I went
into the race wanting to win
it and so it’s a great feeling to
come out winning it.”

day she entered Auburn University,
she prepared herself for this moment.

Putting off her celebrations until
she’s done tonight, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace said she just simply got a good
night sleep so that she could be fresh
and ready to continue the hectic
schedule that was still ahead of her.

“T don’t think there is anymore pres-
sure than what I would put on myself,”
she said. “Whenever I get up on the
blocks, I’m not concerned about what
anybody else is swimming.

“T just go out and try my best. Basi-
cally, I’m not worried about what oth-

er people
think I
should do. I
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Arianna Vanderpool-

there and
concentrate Wallace
on what I
have to do.”

With the 100 free on today as the
three-day meet come to a close, Van-
derpool-Wallace said she would like
nothing better than to duplicate the
same feat as the 50 free.

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Carl Heild (left) and Valentino Knowles (right)

Hield, Knowles get set for Pan



American Games qualifiers

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE road to the Pan American
Games will begin next week for
Bahamian boxers Carl Hield and
Valentino Knowles as they look to con-
tinue their impressive showing on the
international scene.

The duo are scheduled to leave town
on Wednesday with national coach
Andre Seymour for Venezuela where
they will participate in the first of three
qualifying tournaments from March 24-

“Our aim to get both of our boxers
qualified, especially in the first round,”
said Seymour, who is awaiting the
return of the two boxers from their
training camp in Cuba on Sunday.

Fresh of their bronze medal perfor-
mances at the COPA Tournament last
month in the Dominican Republic, both
Hield, who will be fighting out of the
welterweight or 69 kilo-class, and
Knowles, entered in the junior welter-

weight or 64 kilo-class, will have to fin-
ish in the top five in order to qualify.

Taureano ‘Reno’ Johnson was the
last Bahamian to qualify for the Pan
Am Games, the second biggest event
outside of the Olympic Games. He did
it in 2007 when he secured a gold medal
in the third round.

“Once we can get out of the first tri-
als, it would be good,” Seymour said.
“There are some big names in this one
like the United States, Cuba, Brazil.
But I still feel confident that we can
qualify in this one.”

Seymour said based on their perfor-
mances in the past, he is confident that
they both can prevail because “they’re
not new to this level of competition and
they know the boxers.

“This is what we have been preparing
for the last 4-5 years, so we know what
we are up against. They are ready.
Those guys are ready. We want to qual-
ify in the first one.”

If they fail to do so next week, Sey-
mour said they will have to wait for the
second round on April 30 in Ecuador

where the conditions

are not

Yakimova and
Kerber to clash
for Bahamas Open
Women’s title

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

UNSEEDED Anastasia
Yakimova and number fifth
seed Angelique Kerber, meet-
ing for the first time since they
were juniors, will clash for the
initial Bahamas Open Wom-
en’s singles title today at the
National Tennis Center.

Yakimova of Belarus, got
past number eight seed Mag-
dalena Rybarikova 6-1, 7-5
and German Angelique Ker-
ber stunned No.4 seed Rebec-
ca Marino of Canada 7-6 (2),
6-4 to set up today’s 1 p.m.
meeting in the grand finale of
the inaugural tournament.

The winner will pocket
$15,200, while the loser will
take in $8,107.

Also yesterday, the first seg-
ment of the championship was
completed with the top
ranked team of Natalie

“favourable, especially the weather and
the altitude, which is very high.

“Tt could play a difficult part in your
breathing. We were there last year at
the Contentinal. This is also the cold
weather time in Ecuador when the sec-
ond qualifier takes place. So we are
going to do our best to try and qualify in
this first one.”

Seymour said he’s confident that if
both Hield and Knowles go out and box
smart and don’t take anyone “lightly,”
they should have no problems qualify-
ing.

“You can’t leave anything up to the
officials. We have to win everything fair
and clean,” he said. “We just don’t want
to leave anything up to the officials.
That is one of our focus. We can’t take
anyone lightly.”

As a last resort, the boxers will have
to gear up for the third and final round
that will be held in June. The Amateur
Boxing Federation of the Bahamas is
bidding to host the third round of the
trials.

Grandin of the Republic of
South Africa and Vladimira
Uhlirova of the Czech Repub-
lic beating the No.3 Ameri-
can team of Raquel Kops-
Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4,
6-2.

The winners shared $5,573
and the losers split $2,787.

As for today’s singles final,
both players are eager to face
each other.

“It was a bit difficult with
the conditions because it was
hot and there was still some
wind,” said Yakimova, who is
currently ranked at 118 in the
world.

“But it was the same for
both players, so it was normal.
I just tried to play my game
and do my things. I was quite
satisfied with my game and
how I was able to close it out.”

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Knowles, Mertinak sent packing by Federer and Wawrinka

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

MARK Knowles didn’t expect to
take his break from the ATP Tennis
Tour the way he and Michal Merti-
nak were ousted at the BNP Paribas
Open on Thursday night.

Playing in the quarter-final in Indi-
an Wells, California, Knowles and
Mertinak were sent packing with a
disappointing 6-1, 7-5 loss to Roger
Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the
unseeded Switzerland team, who oust-
ed tournament number two seeds Max
Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the first
round.

Knowles will now turn to parent-
hood as his wife, Dawn, prepares for
the delivery of their daughter, their
third child, next week. But before he
left, Knowles tried to put their per-
formance into prospective.

“T’m a little bit disappointed. We
didn’t get off to a great start, lost the
first set pretty easy and we had some
chances in the second,” Knowles said.
“We really thought we would have
won the second.

“Unfortunately, we were not able to
pull it out at the end.”

Federer and Wawrinka stunned
Knowles and Mertinak when they con-
verted four of their five break point
opportunities to secure the match in

just 65 minutes of play before a
packed crowd on centre court.

“It was a great challenge,” said
Knowles, about playing against one
of the greatest tennis players of all
times. “It was awesome. That’s why I
play the game. I really enjoy it.

“We played really well in the second
set. We probably had a chance to win
that one, but we were just a little bit
disappointed with our start. Obvious-
ly, it was a nice challenge, but I was
disappointed with our start.”

This was the second time that
Knowles faced Federer, having
teamed up with his former partner
Nestor to beat the number two ranked
singles player in the world in the final

>

of this same tournament in 2002.

Yesterday, Federer and Wawrinka
was scheduled to play against world’s
No.1 singles player Rafael Nadal and
Marc Lopez as Federer and Nadal met
for the third time in their career.

But Knowles said he doesn’t antic-
ipate that the world’s best two singles
players will make it a habit playing in
doubles at the same time that they are
playing singles on the tour.

“This was the first big hard court
tournament, followed by another one
in Miami,” Knowles pointed out. “It’s
a ten day event where they get days
off in between singles where they can

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GEORGE Mason's Mike
Morrison held his favorite T-
shirt with a you-gotta-believe
slogan that his team might
have another remarkable run
in them to match 2006.

"We ARE this year's
George Mason."

If the Patriots are going to
duplicate that team's march
to the Final Four — wow! —
did they ever start with a
shot to remember.

Luke Hancock hit a 3-
pointer with 21 seconds left,
capping the Patriots’ come-
back and keeping the one-
time NCAA tournament dar-
lings playing with a 61-57 win
over Villanova on Friday.

Step aside, for now, that
2006 team. George Mason
has another fantastic story
to tell.

"We're trying to do our
own thing,” Hancock said.
“Make our own name."

They waited until the final
ticks to take a lead on Han-
cock's clutch shot. The Patri-
ots (27-6) will play Ohio
State or Texas-San Antonio
on Sunday in the East
region.

Hancock, his left shoulder
taped and bandaged, showed
no concern about any injury.
He took a couple hard drib-
bles to his right, as if he was
going to drive the lane for
the go-ahead basket, then
stopped right in his tracks.
He crossed over and stepped
back, then calmly knocked
down the 3-pointer from a
foot beyond the are on the
right wing.

"I was kind of hoping and
praying,” Hancock said.

Corey Stokes’ final shot
for Villanova hit the top of
the backboard and Morrison
slammed home one final bas-
ket for the Patriots, who will
likely have to knock off the
top-seeded Buckeyes to kick
their run into second gear.

"This is our team here,
two different years and two
different teams," Morrison
said. "We are trying to do
what we have to do for our-

selves."

This was the latest and last
collapse for the Wildcats (21-
12), who end the season ona
six-game losing streak. They
were once ranked as high as
No. 5 but failed to get out of
the first weekend of the
NCAA tournament for the
second straight year.

Hancock scored 18 points,
and Morrison had 10 points
and 11 rebounds for George
Mason, which won its open-
ing tournament game for the
first time since its Final Four
run in 2006.

The eighth-seeded Patriots
trailed by 10 in the first half
only to inch their way back.

Isaiah Tate popped
George Mason's first 3 of the
second half with 1:57 left to
make it 54-51, and the Wild-
cats crumbled from the free-
throw line. Antonio Pena
missed two and Mouphtaou
Yarou clanked the front end
of a one-and-one.

Morrison took advantage,
dunking in a miss with 55
seconds left for George
Mason's first lead since ear-
ly in the game. After Corey
Fisher drew a foul on a 3-
point attempt and made all
of them for a 57-56 lead,
Hancock followed with the
biggest shot of his career.

The crowd filled to the
rafters with Ohio State fans
— most of them surely
recalling George Mason's
sizzling run of a few years
ago — roared in approval.

"He made a big-time
shot," Villanova coach Jay
Wright said. "It doesn't sur-
prise me.”

Fisher finished with 20
points and Stokes had 14 for
Villanova, but each went
cold in the final 20 minutes
after a great first half that
rekindled memories of a 16-
1 start to the season. The
Wildcats, who went the final
3:28 without a field goal, won
their final game on Feb. 19.

There were tears and hugs
in the Villanova locker room
as players accepted defeat.

"We never expected to go
out like this," Stokes said,
using a towel to dry his eyes.

"I'm proud of my team-
mates. We played our hearts
out. We missed shots. They
played great defense down
the stretch."

George Mason won its
first NCAA tournament
game since it knocked off
Connecticut in the 2006
regional final, a run that
coach Jim Larranaga said he
never tires of talking about.

He's got a new story now.

"They don't want this
tournament to be just one-
and-done. They want to
make memories of their
own,” Larranaga said. "They
want to do things that the '06
team did, but they weren't
on the '06 team. They're
focused on being the best
that they can be this year."

George Mason can still
become this year's George
Mason — although as a sin-
gle-digit seed for the first
time in program history, a
run through March as the
tournament's favorite mid-
major will be a tougher sell.

That's fine with the Patri-
ots, who just want to keep
rolling.

Villanova began the game
like the team that was
ranked No. 5 in the country,
not the one that took a nose-
dive in the second half of the
season. Fisher and Stokes
worked their way open and
swished 3s as easy as free
throws.

Fisher scored 11 straight
points and Stokes followed
that run with three straight
3s. The two Coreys scored
22 of Villanova's first 23
points and helped them toa
10-point lead.

Yarou scored the first non-
Corey field goal with 6:55
left in the first half.

Stokes missed a late 3, but
Fisher bounced on a loose
ball rebound and tossed up a
floater to keep it a nine-point
lead for Villanova. But
unlike Michigan's rout over
Tennessee, this was no 8-9
mismatch. On the brink of
falling into trouble, the Patri-
ots cranked up the defensive
pressure and hit free throws
that help get them to 35-29 at



Vanderpool-Wallace
FROM page nine

“Tt would be awesome if I
can do that,” she said. “That’s
my goal going into it.”

As she did in the 50 free,
Vanderpool-Wallace is the
No.1 ranked competitor for
the 100 free, but that doesn’t
mean that she has the victory
in the bag just yet.

She know that everybody
will be coming out gunning
for her.

With such a huge goal
ahead of her, becoming the
first Auburn and Bahamian
swimmer to win two titles at
the same NCAA’s, Vander-
pool-Wallace said she appre-
ciate all the support she’s get-
ting from home and she hope
that she can live up to every-
one’s expectations.

“Tt’s so nice to be repre-
senting Auburn University
and the Bahamas,” she said.

Only time will tell today if
she is successful in accom-
plishing that goal or not. In
any event, Vanderpool-Wal-
lace can proudly walk away
from the championships as a
champion.

Yakimova
FROM page nine

Yakimova, a right-hander
who loves playing on the hard
court surface, admitted that
it’s going to be in another
tough match in the final, but
she said she’s not going to
separate it from all of the oth-
ers she’s played.

“Tam just going to go out
there and try my best,” she
said.

For Kerber, her win over
Marino was not an easy one.
After going to the tie-breaker
in the first set, she fell behind
2-0 in the second set. But she
broke Marino to cut the
deficit to 2-1 and after they
both held serve, Kerber got
another break at 5-4 and held
serve for the win.

“T think it was a tough
match. She’s a very good play-
er and she played very well
today,” said Kerber, ranked
at 67 in the world. “I tried to
play every point, so ’m happy
that I won.”

As she prepare for today’s
final, Kerber said she is
“going to go on the court and
play my best tennis and we
will see what happens.”

On being here in the
Bahamas for the first tourna-
ment, Yakimova gave the
organisers a lot of credit.

“T think it’s very nice that
they managed to pull this off,”
she said. “It’s good that it’s
right between the two tour-
naments in Indian Wells and
Miami.

“Tt’s the first one, so of
course there’s a lot of things
they could do a little differ-
ent. But as it’s nice that they
can have this playing in
between the two big ones in
the States.”

After getting ousted in the
first round in Indian Wells,
Yakimova is hoping that her
appearance in the final here
will boost her confidence
going into Miami next week.

When asked about her
impression of the tournament
here in the Bahamas, Kerber
said the “weather, the hotel,
the people, everything here is
very nice here. I like it.”

On the tournament, she
said there were a lot of play-

ers using it to get over Indian
Wells and prepare for Miami.

Her only wish is that she go
all the way and win the ini-
tial singles title today.

Knowles
FROM page nine

play doubles and so they have
a little bit more of a flexibil1-
ty.

“But this tournament
always have a lot of singles
players playing. Rafael has
played almost every year and
Roger has played a few times.
I know I beat him here in the
finals in 2002. So I think it’s
an event that always attract
the top singles players. But I
don’t think they will play a
ton of events.”

While it’s a good opportu-
nity to play against Federer,
Knowles was given an even
better eat for the semifinal
when he was a colour com-
mentator on a live showing
that was aired last night.

Now that he’s done in the
tournament, Knowles said his
focus will shift to a more
important aspect of his life,
fatherhood - again.

“My wife is due March 28,
but I have the phone close to
me. Hopefully it won’t hap-
pen in the next day or two
before I get back,” he
quipped. “But we’re expect-
ing the arrival of our daugh-
ter on March 28.

“So I’m just going to spend
a lot of family time and enjoy
having three kids.”

In his absence for the next
month at least, Mertinak is
expected to pair up with a
new partner, starting with Vic
Norman in Miami, Florida
next week.