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Scanning to get
the right image

BY DEIDRE M. BASTIAN

e live in an

image-dri-

ven culture

where com-
puters play increasingly impor-
tant roles in our lives. An essen-
tial ingredient in visual image.
The perishable nature of paper
makes it difficult to preserve
documents, so image scanners
saved the day by becoming one
of the breaking inventions of
the 20th century.

The history of image scan-
ners can be traced back to the
period when telephotography
was used to transfer images
from one place to another.
However, the first image scan-
ner, known as a drum scanner,
was developed in 1957 at the
US National Bureau of Stan-
dards by a team led by Russel
Kirsch. Later scanners have
slowly developed into the
devices we know today with a
variety of models.

Before we leap away, let’s
differentiate the scanner from
other products. The popular
Flatbed scanners, also called
desktop scanners, are the most
versatile and commonly used,
but are often confused with a
photocopier. Is image scanning
the same process as photo-
copying? No, it isn’t. What is
the difference? The flatbed
scanner is similar to a copier
machine except that the docu-
ment is scanned and saved as
a digital image in memory on
your computer for storage or
printing, while photocopying
simply makes an additional
copy of the image and prints it.
(No document is stored or
saved, only copied).

Scanning is essential for peo-
ple who want to preserve pre-
cious memories, important files
and maintain space. The main
question one should answer
before making a scan of an
image is: "How will the image
be output or produced on
screen or paper?”

Scanning for the
Screen/Monitor: Because
browsers ignore all "inch"
information stored within files,

THE ART OF

GRAPHIX

DEIDRE M.BASTIAN




images are displayed on moni-
tors in terms of raw pixels. For
example, suppose you are scan-
ning an image for a web page
with the goal of making the
image large. The lowest com-
mon denominator is the best
strategy, as scanning images at
higher resolutions than the dis-
play machine’s resolution will
not make them clearer, only
slow the production down.

When scanning a pure black
and white image (not grayscale)
for web page, a slightly differ-
ent strategy is required. For
example: Suppose the goal is
to make the image 400 pixels
wide so it fits comfortably on
a web page. Seek to scan it as a
pure black and white image at
800 pixels across. (doubled
amount).

Keep in mind that quality
and file size are in inverse pro-
portion, and it is important to
keep the image file size small if
it is to be displayed over the
web. As a general rule, always
save photographic images for
the screen as JPEG files.

Scanning for Print/Paper
Output: Remember, when
scanning for printing purposes,
consider the resolution of the
printer and the desired size of
the image, as inches do matter.
Typically, one should scan
colour photographs at about
half the resolution of the print-
er. For example, if printing to a
600 DPI printer, the scanned
image should be around 300
DPI. However, try experi-
menting to establish the opti-
mal scanning resolution, as it
varies for specific printers.

Scanning pure black and
white images: If printing to a
300 DPI printer, the image
should be scanned at 300 DPI.
If scanned at less than half the
printer resolution (i.e. 100 DPI)
it will produce very jagged
edges. Because a pure black
and white image does not con-
tain any colour, scanning it at a
higher resolution will create a
much smaller file than a simi-
larly-sized colour image.
Trying to increase an image’s
size by adding pixels will result
in a large file that is blurry, and
no amount of sharpening will
correct it. Making a large file
smaller basically allows the
computer to dispose rather than
add information, a task which it
is more successful at. Again, if
you have a scanned image but
need more pixels, rescan the
image rather than attempting
to add pixels using software.

How to scan an image: Lift
the scanner cover and place the
original image face down on to
the scanning glass. Press the
green button on the front of the
scanner to start the scanning
software, which will generate a
preview scan of the image.

Or start the scanning soft-
ware by double clicking on the
HP scan Icon. Then choose
Preview from the Scan Menu.
(The scanner will perform a
preview scan of your image.)
At this point, choose Save As
from the Scan menu. The scan-
ner will scan everything on the
screen, but to scan only the area
of the preview scan, click on
the image and drag a box
around the area you wish to
scan. You can adjust the selec-
tion area by dragging any of the
eight handles (black squares).

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THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 3B



dajlan car importer expects little impact

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A major importer of used
Japanese cars yesterday said he
does not expect any interrup-
tions to the supply of these
vehicles to the Bahamas, or
increases in their price, as a
consequence of that nation’s
catastrophic earthquake and
tsunami, but admitted it may
be too early to tell for certain.

As Japan enters the initial
stages of addressing the human,
infrastructure and economic
devastation wrought by the nat-
ural disaster, and continues to
fight the possibility of a melt-
down at the crippled Fukushi-
ma nuclear plant, markets glob-
ally are feeling the rippling
impact of the slowing or total
shutdown of the Asian coun-
try’s industrial capacity.

Manufacturers throughout
the world are beginning to run
out of supplies for Japanese-
made parts for their products,
facing the threat of production
shut-downs, while retailers of
Japanese products are in some
cases unable to receive a clear

indication of when production
of the goods they sell will
resume.

In some countries, specula-
tion has also arisen about how
the market for used Japanese
products will be impacted -
including the Japanese cars
which are so popular in the
Bahamas.

However, while concerns
have been expressed in the
international media by buyers
of used Japanese cars in mar-
kets such as Pakistan and
Bangladesh, with importers
pointing to the fact that many
cars were destroyed as a result
of the earthquake and tsuna-
mi, with car auctions shutdown
and new car production limited,
Brent Fox, owner of Montague
Motors, says he is fairly confi-
dent little impact will ultimate-
ly be felt by importers and con-
sumers of used Japanese cars.

“Obviously there could be
some impact to volume of used
cars available for export, and
there is the possibility that the
Japanese won’t want to sell
their used cars in view of what’s
going on, so there may be
shortages down the road, but I
don’t expect any significant

impact,” said Mr Fox.

“We’re not having any inter-
ruption with our ability to buy
cars at this point. The auctions
in Tokyo have been shut down
but there are hundreds of oth-
ers which remain open. The
actual port of Tokyo and Yoko-
hama are still functioning so
the cars are able to leave.”

Concerns

As far as concerns about the
quality of cars being exported,
Mr Fox dismissed suggestions
made elsewhere that buyers
may need to be concerned
about water-damaged vehicles
entering the supply chain with-
out their knowledge, but admit-
ted that it may be possible that
unscrupulous dealers could
knowingly bring in such vehi-
cles at a reduced price to pass
on to customers.

“That’s one of the reasons
we buy cars from Japan -
because of the strict inspection
system they have. In the US it’s
not regulated by the govern-
ment and you can have a car
that’s damaged in North Car-
olina shipped to an auction in

Boost for Bahamas over
UK airlift tax movement

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Lobbying by the Bahamas and other
Caribbean nations over the UK’s Air Pas-
senger Duty (APD) tax appears to be mak-
ing progress, as the British government yes-
terday deferred increases planned for April
2011 until next year and pledged to improve
the “arbitrary bands” placing this region
further away than California.

Unveiling the UK government’s budget
yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer

George Osborne (the equivalent of the
Bahamian finance minister) said it had tried
to replace the APD’s per passenger tax with

a per plane tax, but had been advised that
this and other options assessed were all ille-
gal under international law.

Promising that the UK would work to
change this law, Mr Osborne told the UK
Parliament: “In the meantime, we are con-
sulting today on how to improve the existing

and rather arbitrary bands that appear to

SEE page 11B

le Bank of The Bahamas

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Justifies budget requests based on branch’s needs by
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Assigns duties to direct reports to balance branch’s workload.
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another state, and you don’t
have a guarantee of what hap-
pened to that car,” Mr Fox said.

“In Japan, cars can’t travel
from state to state like that. If











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10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 5B



BUSINESS
Customs returns seized materials from Robin Hood

FROM page 1B

bune Business that the
Comptroller gave an under-
taking to the Supreme Court
that all material seized from
Robin Hood would be
returned to the retailer by
12pm yesterday. Given that
he had not heard from its
president, Sandy Schaefer,
when contacted at 2.45 pm
by this newspaper, the attor-
ney suggested it was safe to
assume Customs had com-
plied with the undertaking.
Neither Mr Gomez nor
Mr Schaefer could be con-
tacted for comment by Tri-
bune Business, although it
is likely that by now Cus-
toms has copied the elec-
tronic and paper records it
needs to carry out its inves-
tigation into the retailer.
However, Mr Munroe
suggested that because the
police and Customs officers
prevented Mr Schaefer and
other Robin Hood staff
from being present when
they seized the equipment
from the retailer’s main
office last Wednesday
evening, they could not
attest to the authenticity of
what was being taken. This,
the attorney suggested,
breached the Admissibility
of Evidence Act.
Recalling how Robin
Hood initiated legal action
against Customs on Friday
through the filing of a writ



GLENN GOMEZ

and summons, Mr Munroe
said that while Chief Justice
Sir Michael Barnett heard
them that day, he adjourned
the matter to give notice to
the Government side.

Hearing

“There was a hearing on
Tuesday at which the Attor-
ney General’s Office indi-
cated that it had not had suf-
ficient time to respond to
that document, and the
injunction request for the
return of the material,” Mr
Munroe told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“The matter was then

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adjourned until today
[Wednesday], and then [yes-
terday] the Comptroller of
Customs gave an undertak-
ing to return the material by
12 pm [yesterday].”

While Mr Munroe was
unable to confirm that the
confiscated material, which
included Robin Hood’s
main server, plus every CPU
flash drive, CD and account-
ing files from the company’s
administration unit, had
been returned by the guar-
anteed deadline, he added:
“T have no reason to believe
it has not happened. I would
have heard from him [Mr
Schaefer] at one minute past
12 if it had not.”

Despite the return of the
computer equipment, Mr
Munroe said Robin Hood
was still proceeding with its
substantive action over the
Customs raid.

“We allege that the whole
seizure of the materials and
retention of them was with-
out jurisdiction and bad,”
Mr Munroe told Tribune
Business, adding that the
retailer was claiming it was
“entitled to damages”.

“It would have affected
business to the extent Robin
Hood was open one hour
later on the day after the
raid, and they had to con-
jure up a replacement server
that was not as efficient as
the one taken, because it did
not have the same function-
ality,” the attorney added.

“Then you have the reputa-
tional damages as well.”

Mr Munroe alleged that
Customs “could have
accomplished everything” it
wanted to in last Wednes-
day’s raid by simply taking
copies of the paper records
it was seeking, and also
bringing in its own server
and forcing Robin Hood to
back up its hard drives and
electronic records on to that.

And, with Customs and
police barring Robin Hood
staff from the company’s
offices and inspecting what
was taken during the raid,
Mr Munroe said: “Our clien-
t’s IT people will not be able
to certify the righteousness
of records being taken off,
which is needed under the
Admissibility of Evidence
Act.

Foolish

“Tt was a totally foolish
action. They did not give us
a receipt. You can’t imag-
ine that’s the way Customs
investigates - you close a
business to investigate. It
makes no sense.”

Customs Comptroller
Gomez last week said Cus-
toms and Police had gone to
Robin Hood’s Harrold
Road store at closing time
on Wednesday night to get a
computer that would help
them in investigations they
had been quietly carrying

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

out for the past month and a
half. He said Customs was
dissatisfied with documen-
tation that it had been given
over a period of time.

Mr Gomez said that over
a period of time Customs
had dealt with at least seven
Robin Hood shipments in
which all goods being
imported were cither not
declared or the documents
were unsatisfactory. It was
suggested that invoices
might have been tampered
with.

considered satisfactory
answers from Mr Schaefer,
Customs officers had on an
earlier visit taken comput-
ers from the store for inves-
tigation, he said.

It was decided that a more
in-depth investigation had
to be made into the store's
computer system. Acting on
information they had
received, a Freeport Cus-
toms officer confiscated a
lap top from a person of
interest, which led them to
the computer's main server

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the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000s.
137 and section 45 of the Segregated Accounts Companies Act,
Chapter 396C.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on March 22, 2011
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

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

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 3rd day of May, 2011 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquida-
tor of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.

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LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY

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Information gathering and imformation monitoring

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS — 2000

IN THE SUPREME COURT FAM/DIV/207

FAMILY DIVISION

BETWEEN

THERESEA ELIZABETH COLEBROOKE

Petitioner
AND

EDWARD WIILLARD COLEBROOKE

Respondent

NOTICE OF HEARING

That pursuant to the Petition filed naming you
EDWARD WILLARD COLEBROOKE SR. as
Respondent, address unknown, TAKE NOTICE
of the Intention to Proceed with Ancillary Matters
will be heard of Tuesday the 22°¢ of March, 2011
at 9:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court Saffery Square,
East Street Nassau, Bahamas, you may apply to
the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher House, East Street North, Nassau,
New Providence, Bahamas for a copy of the said
Notice of Intention to Proceed with Ancillary
Matters. If you the said EDWARD WILLARD
COLEBROOKE SR. do not communicate with
the Registry, and/or officer at the time of the
sitting of the Court herein the Court may hear the

case without further notice to yourself.
Dated the 18" day of March, A.D. 2011.

KINGDOM ADVOCATES &
ASSOCIATES.

Chambers

Mount Royal Plaza

Mount Royal Avenue

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioner



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FROM page 1B

building, and we should start
work on the police and fire
station soon. It’s going as
expected. I think we’re mov-
ing on very well; we’re
extremely positive.”

The West Bay Street re-
routing and the Commercial
Village construction work
has all gone to Bahamian
contractors, and is necessary
to pave the way for main
contractor, China State Con-
struction, to begin work on
the main resort campus and
demolish the buildings cur-
rently lining West Bay
Street.

Mr Sands said the West
Bay Street re-routing was
now “much _ further
advanced” than site prepa-
ration and clearance, adding:
“We’re basically preparing
the roadway further, and
have begun to top it up with
fill. We’re employing in
excess of 75-80 truckers to
help us in that area.

“You can just about drive
the route of the new re-rout-
ed West Bay Street and Cor-
ridor Seven..... We’re way
beyond that [site clearance].
That’s all been cleared. I



ROBERT SANDS

think it’s fair to say that’s
done, and we’re beginning
to fill in and top up. It’s get-
ting to an advanced stage.”

Construction

Mr Sands said the con-
struction start had made no
impact to date on Baha
Mar’s existing Cable Beach
resort properties, the Shera-
ton Nassau and Wyndham
and Crystal Palace Casino.

“We are doing things at
the Wyndham to ensure the
occupancy is impacted posi-

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‘Close to’ 500 Bahamians
on Baha Mar work

tively, rather than doing
nothing,” Mr Sands said. “A
lot of the advanced teams
are Staying at the Wyndham
to ensure occupancy and
mitigate against any occu-
pancy shortfall as a result of
the construction taking place
at Cable Beach.

“I know the hotels were
relatively busy last weekend,
and the week before. We’re
right in the middle of Spring
Break, and will see how it
pans out for March and the
rest of Easter.”

When construction is
completed, Baha Mar will
feature the largest Las
Vegas style casino in the
Caribbean, a Jack Nicklaus
Signature golf course, the
largest destination spa in the
region, a 20 acre eco-water-
park, a 50,000 square feet
retail village, 24 restaurants,
lounges, nightclubs, and
200,000 square feet of mod-
ern convention facilities.

There will be three new
hotels operated by Rose-
wood, Hyatt and Morgans
Hotel Group, as well as
access from the existing
Sheraton and Wyndham
hotels to the new mega-
resort.

Liquidator recovers $275k in CLICO funds

In his motion for the transfer of the First
Citizens Bank funds, Mr Gomez had alleged:

FROM page 1B

sale/transfer of its insurance policy portfo-
lio to the likely purchaser, Colina Insur-

ance Ltd.

Apart from ordering that the funds be
transferred to Mr Gomez’s care, the US
court also ordered First Citizens Bank to
produce all documentation relating to the
account, including opening forms; periodic
statements; and all transfers into and out of
this account. First Citizens was also told to
provide similar documentation for any oth-
er accounts it held, or once held, for CLICO

(Bahamas).

(Bahamas).

zens Bank.”

Sheraton
Ib D

eT

“As official liquidator, [I] have been empow-
ered by the Bahamian Official Supreme
Court to investigate CLICO (Bahamas)
assets, liabilities and financial transactions,
and to take all such assets into his custody
for the benefit of creditors of CLICO

“During the course of his investigation of
the financial affairs of CLICO (Bahamas), it
has come to the attention of [Mr Gomez]
that CLICO (Bahamas) maintained a US
dollar account, No. 1582504 at First Citi-

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FROM page 1B

Terminal at LPIA, in which
it is located, became available
to those flying from the
Bahamas to the US.

It replaces and expands the
Graycliff Boutique and Divan
that had been operating in the
former US Departures termi-
nal, and which has now been
shut down as that terminal
undergoes major renovation
and construction before being
re-opened as the new domes-
tic and international arrivals
terminal.

According to Graycliff
spokesperson, Roberta
Garzaroli, the lounge and
boutique “complement”
Graycliff’s existing cigar, cof-
fee and chocolate product
lines.

With both indoor and out-
door lounge areas, and smok-
ing and non-smoking sections,
the lounge provides to all
travelers for a small fee -
which includes access to WiFi
Internet and a drink - the kind
of environment that is typi-
cally only available to premi-
um travellers, suggests the
company.

The opening of the lounge
follows the 2009 launch of two
Graycliff lounges in Nashville
International Airport, and
more are in the pipeline.

“We’re waiting to sign
some contracts. I can’t tell you
where but I can tell you we
looked at six different US
locations,” said Ms Garzaroli.

“The response to all of the
lounges has been very posi-
tive so far.

“Everyone likes the fact
that you don’t have to be in
an airline club, like the Admi-

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 9B

Graycliff eyes $20m
‘Heritage Village’

AT YOUR SERVICE: The Graycliff loung in the airport

ral club or a Delta member, to
access it. Anyone can come
in by paying the fee.”

Begin

Closer to home, work on
Mountbatten House and the
former Sisters of Charity Con-
vent building, which were pur-
chased by the company
behind the Graycliff Hotel
and Restaurant in 2009, is set
to begin shortly.

Having purchased the prop-
erties for “a few million dol-
lars”, Graycliff plans to turn
the historic West Hill Street
properties, located opposite
the Graycliff Hotel and
Restaurant, into a “heritage
village” where visitors can
participate in chocolate mak-
ing, plus coffee roasting and
tasting sessions.

Outside, West Hill Street

will become a cobbled, pedes-
trianised zone

“We expect we will get the
building permits for that this
week,” said Ms Garzaroli,
adding that the goal is for the
project to be launched in “18
months to two years”.

“We have a Graycliff
chocolate line and coffee line
at the moment, and the idea is
that we will begin to make
those on property, bringing
in the coffee beans and the
raw cocoa beans and process-
ing them here.

“There'll be a kind of
‘Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory’ type experience,” she
said.

The project will also create
a space for Bahamian artisans,
with rooms inside the former
convent to be renovated and
rented to artists and crafts-
people to making “authentic”
Bahamian art works.

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PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE

Roadwork sales falls reach 70% for some firms

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

KINNERSLEY LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000). KINNERSLEY
LIMITED, is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the
24th day of March, 2011.

Sarnia Directors Limited
of Suite V, Tower Hill House,
Le Bordage, St. Peter Port,
Guernsey, GY1 3QT
Liquidator

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

2009/CLE/qui/980

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT tract of land
comprising of Nine Hundred and Seventy Eight
and Fifty-five Hundredths (978.55) acres being the
Archibald Taylor Estate and more commonly known
as Pemberton Estates situate approximately 1.5 miles
SOUTHWEST of the Settlement of Clarence Town
in the vicinity of Galloway Landing on the Island of
Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
(Chapter 393 of the 2000 Revised Edition of the
Statute Laws of The Bahamas)

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Ellison Kenneth Minnis

NOTICE

Pursuant to the Order of the Supreme Court filed the
23" day of February, A.D. 2011.

The Petition of Ellison Kenneth Minnis,
of the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, in respect of:-

ALLTHAT tract of land comprising of Nine Hundred
and Seventy Eight and Fifty-five Hundredths
(978.55) acres being the Archibald Taylor Estate
and more commonly known as Pemberton Estates
situate approximately 1.5 miles SOUTHWEST of
the Settlement of Clarence Town in the vicinity of
Galloway Landing on the Island of Long Island
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Ellison Kenneth Minnis, claims to be the owner of
the land the subject of this Petition hereinbefore
described in fee simple free from encumbrances.

And the Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the aforesaid Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Title
Act (Chapter 393), to have her title to the said tract
of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to
be granted in accordance with the provisions of the
said Act.

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having Dower or a right of Dower or an Adverse
Claim or a Claim not recognized in the Petition shall
on or before expiration of Thirty (0) days after the
publication of these presents file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a statement of his claim in the prescribed form
verified by an affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve
a Statement of his claim on or before the expiration
of Thirty (30) days after the publication of these
presents shall operate as a bar to such claims.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected at:
The Registry of the Supreme Court;

The Chambers of ALLEN, ALLEN & CO., the
Attorneys for the Petitioner, whose address for
service is Allen House, Dowdeswell

Street, Nassau, N. P. The Bahamas.

Attomeys for the Petitioner

Dated this 22" day of February, A.D., 2011.

ALLEN, ALLEN & CoO.,
Chambers,

Allen House,
Dowdeswell Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for the
Petitioner



FROM page 1B

Sandy Schaefer, propri-
etor of Robin Hood on
Prince Charles Drive, said
his sales decline has now
increased to around 70 per
cent, from the 40 per cent
estimated a week after the
roadworks began on March

As a result, the business-
man - who faced sharp criti-
cism from Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham shortly
after he voiced his concerns
about the roadworks’ impact
on businesses - said the pos-
sibility that the store may
have to be closed is “coming
more and more to the fore-
front”.

Speaking with Tribune
Business just over a week
after 14 business operators
initially gathered to voice
their displeasure to the Gov-
ernment over the manner in
which they saw the road-
works being managed - with
what they said was little due
concern for the impact on
businesses in the area, busi-
ness owners said yesterday



“Some said they will work
with us but different officers
keep booking people.”



that little has changed.

The business community
had called for the contrac-
tor to take steps to accomo-
date two-way traffic on the
affected section of Prince
Charles Drive, where work
is being undertaken to cre-
ate four lanes, and to install
an upgrade water main, sug-
gesting that the diversions
occasioned by the restriction
of eastward traffic flow rep-
resented the greatest threat
to their businesses.

Nioshie Bourne, owner of
the East Coast Pub, said:
“Just before the press con-
ference they (the contrac-
tor) said they would have a
meeting with the business
owners and they never did.
The impact is even worse
now. Some people are com-

pletely blocked in (without
access into or out of their
businesses). Police are book-
ing people left, right and
centre who try to go in the
other direction.

“We are at the point
where we are looking into
retaining a lawyer, because
with things as slow as they
are we are going to need
compensation.”

Donald Masekenuba, pro-
prietor of Eastern Video,
said: “(The contractor) did

put up a sign which directed
people to my business, and a
little dirt track was created
where people could exit
back on to Fox Hill Road,
instead of having to take
that huge diversion, so con-
ditions have not really
degraded any further
because of that.

“But the problem is that
when people have been
coming and going that way
police have been giving
them tickets. Because of
where it is, the track doesn’t
intefere at all with the traf-
fic, it wouldn’t cause an acci-
dent, so I was asking the
officers: “Why are you now
trying to do that? Business is
dying here...’.

“Some said they will work
with us but different officers
keep booking people,”
added Mr Masekenuba.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANNE JOSEPH of PETER
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 24â„¢ DAY of MARCH 2011 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Sie

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece: parcel ar bot of load nga ai Lot number
Sane (5) mo Hock Number Twenty (204m the Subdevision called and lagen as
“Coconut Cine” and chuate in the Southem Distt of the [and of New Providence
one of the [slanded the Cobmicnmorath of the Baharnae.

ANID

IN THE MATTER OF The Chnieting Titles Act, [959
AND

IN THE MATTER OF The Petition of Frederica Stuart

NOTICE

The Fetiiion of FREDERICA STUART of the Soothe district af the bland of New
Providence one-of the Helands of the Conteoemealth of he Habearre in neepaict af!

ALL THAT piece parcel of lot of land being Lot Number Mine (9) in Block Twenty (20) on the
plan or lott of the Subdivisaa called and known as “Coconut Crome” and siteate in the Souther
Destrict of the Island of Mew Providence afneesid and is numbered Qe Hundred and Sisty-
Thee (DE) which said poeve parce! or lod off Land bs bevended oop the Morth by Lot Monaber Eight
{E) in Block Mumiber Tusenty (20) of the said plain ind running thenaga (ine Hundred and! Five
(106) Feet om the East by Lot Nenber Mine]9) in Block Number Twenty (2%) of the sald pln
and renmung theeon Fifty (50) Peet on the south by Lot Number Ten (1 [/) In Block nember
Trenty( 200) of the said plan and running therena Cie Hundred and Five (105) Foot on the West
by a prrvate nodal in the saad subdivision kngun as “Thind Street” and cunning thereon Paty (30)
Peal

FREDERICA STUART clams to be the owner of the lee simple extale in parsession of the Int
oof land hereinbefore described ree from encumbrances,

AND the Petitioner has rade application to the Supreme Civart of the said Commonwealth of
The Babarvas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Aci, 1959 bo have ber tide tothe said parcel
of land investigated and the nature and exnent there! diterreined and deckanad in a Certificate of
Title to be granted in atenedance with the provisions af the said Act,

NOTICE 15 HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower of right to Dower of an Adverse:
Clam ora claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the expiration of 15th day of
April, AD. 2011 Ge in the Sopeene Court and serve on the Petitioner or dhe usdersigned a
Statentent af bis clan in the prescribed ftom vera bry an affdaeit tes be: filed thenenith,
Failure of any seach person to file and serva Sinened of hi claim on or before the (4
devo’ April, ADL 2010 will operate aa ber of sch eka.

Copies of the plan may be inspected at-

L Thee Riggiatry of the Supreme Coat

2 De parteners of Lanats and Surveys

J, The Chanbers of Turnguest & Co, Counsel d& Atiomeysil-Law, Attomeys far

the Petitioner.
Datedthe 2th day of February, AD. 2011

TURNCMIEST & CO
Chambers
1H Neszan Servet

Attorneys for the Petitioner



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PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ANASTACIA ELIZABETH
FERGUSON, (mother) of Kelly Lane, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my daughter’s name from KHADAJAH
PHYLICIA CURTIS to KHADAJAH PHYLICIA FERGUSON. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

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¢ Must be able to originate and implement

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* Excellent written and oral communication

skills.

* Able to work extended hours, weekends and
holidays.

Qualifications:

¢ BA in Sales & Marketing, Hospitality
Management or equivalent from an
accredited University.

¢ Minimum of five years experience with at
least 2 years in hotel Sales & Marketing

* Working knowledge of Excel

* Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word and
hotel property management systems

Interested persons should apply in
writing only to the General Manager on or
before Friday Apnil 1, 2011.

Comfort Suites Paradise Island
P.O. Box SS6202
Nassau, Bahamas

Suitably qualified candidates need only apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications.





THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 11B



Boost for Bahamas over
UK airlift tax movement

FROM page 3B

believe that the Caribbean is
further away than Califor-
nia...

“And I can tell the House
that with the hefty duty rise
last year, and with the cost
pressures on families, we
think it would be fair to
delay this April’s Air Pas-
senger Duty rise to next
year.”

Currently, the APD
places the Bahamas and oth-
er Caribbean nations in
Band 3, implying it is fur-
ther afield than the central
and western US, thus impos-
ing a higher tax burden on
the plane ticket for travellers
to this nation. In short, it
makes airlift costs to the
Bahamas and _ other
Caribbean nations relatively
uncompetitive - in other
words, more expensive -
than even greater longer
haul flights to the US.

The rise in APD, which
was promoted by the British
government as environmen-
tally-motivated, will see each
economy class passenger
from the UK pay £75 on top
of their airfare - a 50 per
cent increase on the tax as it
previously stood.

UK airlines and travel
companies, along with
Caribbean governments and
the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation, have all spo-
ken out against the rise in
the APD prior to its imple-
mentation. Virgin Atlantic
warned many British fami-
lies will be priced out of a

holiday, while British Air-
ways chief executive Willie
Walsh branded the tax "a
disgrace".

"We will without question
continue to lobby against it,"
said Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, minister of tourism
said last year, adding:
"Every destination that
receives business from the
UK is forecasted to be down
as a result.

Delegations

“A number of tourism
ministers have already indi-
cated that they are prepared
to lead delegations to the
UK to go and talk to it. The
other side to it that every-
one is concerned about is a
contagion effect, where oth-
er countries in the EU might
decide to do same thing.”

He explained that the
"primary problem" the
Caribbean has with the
increase is the apparently
disproportionate manner in
which it is to be applied,
which makes the Caribbean
more expensive to travel to
even than destinations in the
US which are further away,
such as Hawaii.

"The whole banding is an
illogical process, especially
if the tax is ostensibly to do
with emissions," said Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace. "The
efforts of the governments
of the Caribbean was to try
to restore some sense of fair-
ness to the tax. Every coun-
try has a right to tax but in
an area so dependent on

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tourism (it is problematic)
to make them so much less
competitive to other areas,"
he added.

Traditionally, an average
of around eight per cent of
all visitors to The Bahamas
on an annual basis are from
the UK, with this translat-
ing to a larger 15 per cent
of all visitor nights booked,
as British travellers "tend to
stay longer" than those from
the US," said Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace.

However, a UK-based
Internet travel search engine
saw an 18.2 per cent increase
in persons conducting
searches on Bahamas vaca-
tions, a Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) report
revealed last year, with this
nation the world's third
most reliant on tourism as a
percentage of total export
earnings.

The CTO report, which
focused on the likely impact
of the increase in UK Air
Passenger Duty (APD) on
demand by British tourists
for a Caribbean holiday,
noted that despite an 11.6
per cent drop in searches on
Cheapflights.co.uk for
Caribbean holidays in 2009-
2010, compared to 2008-
2009, the Bahamas saw an
18.2 per cent rise over the
same period- from 19,738 to
23,337. In addition, the
Bahamas tailed only St
Lucia and Macau when it
came to reliance on tourism,
the industry accounting for
an average 66 per cent of
total exports over the period
2004-2008.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
LEGAL SECRETARY

Excellent opportunity is available for a professional individual to
move ahead in a great career. Leading law firm is seeking to employ
a highly qualified Legal Secretary. The successful candidate should
possess the following skills and experience:

Ability to:

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Type and assemble information into proper legal form from
outlined instructions or established procedures.

Produce legal and other documents using word processing

software.

Maintain a wide variety of legal files, records, and reports
working independently in the absence of specific

instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
clients, legal and court-related personnel, attorneys, and

staff.

Prioritize assigned duties.

Job Requirements:

e Extensive experience and sound knowledge of proper legal
format and processes.

¢ 7-10 years legal secretarial experience.

¢ Knowledge of Microsoft Office and shorthand/speedwriting
skills are essential.

To Apply:

Interested persons should apply no later than 31% March, 2011 to:

Office Manager
P.O. Box N 3937
Nassau, The Bahamas



Sheraton

Meri tect LE!
Hat LT

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.

Qualifications & Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/experience required.
* Four to five years of employment in a related position.

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 11, 2011

NOTICE

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 1s 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
P.O. BOX N 3180
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: (242) 394-0014/5; 502-6500





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Press Release

Bahamasair/ Thrifty Car Rental
Quarterly Promotion Recipients.
Prize includes airfare on Bahamasair,
3 days Thrifty C-Car and 2 nights Hotel.

Hakers Dap

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Golf Professional/Developer

Key Responsibilities

Communicate on a daily basis with the General

Manager and Assistant General Manager to ensure

a coordinated effort at providing year round quality
experiences for members and guests.

Coordinate development of operating and capital

budgets according to the budget calendar; monitors
monthly and takes effective corrective action as
required.

Analyzes other financial statements and establishes
controls to safeguard funds. Reviews income and
costs relative to goals; takes corrective action as
necessary.

Welcomes new club members; meets and greets all
club members as practical during their visits to the
club.

Enforce all of the club rules and regulations governing

the use of Baker’s Bay facilities.

Establish Operating Criteria for Golf Operations.
Develop an opening critical path for Golf Operations
Develop standards of service for Golf Operations
and an opening and ongoing training program for new
employees.

Oversee the design, purchase, and installation of all
Golf Operations Department FF&E.

Supervise all Golf Operations staff.

Daily/Weekly job responsibilities developed for all
positions in Golf Operations

Job Descriptions developed for all positions in Golf
Operations.

Weekly scheduling of all Golf Operations employees.
Handle personnel problems as they arise in Golf
Operations.

Evaluate employee’s introductory and annual
performance reviews.

Interview prospective employees and supervisory
staff.

Attend all relevant operational meetings.

Conduct weekly meetings with line staff and
supervisory staff.

Complete daily, weekly and monthly reports as
required.

Ms Sabrina Francis and
Albertha Lynes, Bahamasair.

Albertha Lynes, Bahamasair and
Mr. Francis

WANTED

IT Systems Administrator is required
by fast-growing company.

Qualifications and Skills

* Associate degree in Golf Operations,
Golf Management, Management, Business
Administration or related area of study.
Strong leadership, organizational, computer, and
communication skills.
Strong operational background in retail, golf,
food and beverage, and member services.
Ability to source, design and implement training
programs.
Financial experience especially with creating and
implementing budgets.
Experience with private club and/or start up
operations a plus.

Applicant should able to:

¢ Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine
efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with
existing system, and make recommendations to
improve performance.

¢ Design and implement systems, network
configurations, and network architecture, including
hardware and software technology, site locations, and
integration of technologies.

¢ Maintain, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve
hardware, software, or other network and system
problems, and replace defective components when
necessary.

¢ Plan, coordinate, and implement network security
measures to protect data, software, and hardware.

If you would like to be a part of a dynamic, App leanesnonia Mave?

progressive and growing organization, send
your resume to: hr@bakersbayclub.com or to
the attention of the VP Human Resources at fax
242-365-5814.

¢ Systems Administration/System Engineer
certifications such as MCSE or similar.

¢ Minimum of four years IT network administration
experience.

* Knowledgeable in POS systems such as MICROS
would be an asset.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in Interested persons should e-mail their resume to
The Bahamas!” thehumanresources33@gmail.com

: EG CAP

ITAL MARKETS
BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

ROYAL FIDELITY

Mertary at Work

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:

MONDAY, 21 MARCH 2011
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,470.49 | CHG 18.96 | %CHG 1.31 | YTD -29.02 | YTD % -1.94

FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%
WwWwW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-677-BISX (2479

52wk-Low Securit_y Previous Close_ Today's Close Change
0.95 AML. Foods Limited 1.09 1.09 ‘0.00
9.05 Bahamas Property Fund 10.63 10.63 0.00
4.40 Bank of Bahamas 4.93 4.93 0.00
0.17 Benchmark 0.18 0.18 0.00
2.70 Bahamas Waste 2.70 2.70 0.00
1.96 Fidelity Bank 1.96 1.96 0.00
9.43 Cable Bahamas 9.43 9.43 0.00
2.35 Colina Holdings 2.40 2.40 0.00
5.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.82 6.82 0.00
1.90 Consolidated Water BDRs 2.25 2.23 -0.02
1.40 Doctor's Hospital 1.40 1.40 0.00
5.22 Famguard 5.22 5.22 0.00
5.65 Finco 6.10 7.50 1.40

| FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

Daily Vol. Div $

0.123

0.013

0.153
-O.877

0.168

0.016

1.050

0.781

0.488

oO.111

0.107

0.357

0.682 11.0
0.494 18.8
0.452 12.4
0.000 N/M
O12 608.3
0.859 11.4
1.207 [ss

1,500
8.77 FirstCaribbean Bank 9.30 9.30 0.00.
4.57 Focol (S) 5.47 5.48 0.01
1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00,

1,200

5.50 ICD Utilities 7.40 7.30 -0.10
9.80 J. S. Johnson 9.82 9.82 0.00
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00, 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB1S5 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid ® Ask ® Last Prirce Daily Wet.
Bahamas Supermarkets. N/A N/A 14.00
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
CFAL Bond Fund 1.5179 5.51% 6.90%
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.9486 0.04% 1.45%
1.5141 CFAL Money Market Fund 1.5837 0.61% 4.59%
2.8522 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 2.7049 -0.56% -15.54%
13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13.4392 0.61% -0.22%
101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund 114.3684
99.4177 CFAL Global Equity Fund 106.5528
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.1465
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund
Royal Fidelity Bah Int Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 1
Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 2
Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 3
Royal Fidelity Int! Fund - Equities Sub Fund

1,550

Interest
99.46 0.00. 6.95%

100.00, 0.00. 7%

100.00 0,00. Prime + 1.75%

52wk-Hi__5S2wk-Low,
99.46
100.00
100.00
100.00

100.00

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

EPS $
-2.945
0.001

Div &
0.000
0.000

52wk-ILow

4.540
0.002

0,000 9,03.
0,000 261.90

NAV 3MTH
1.498004
2.918256
1.564030

NAV GMTH
1.475244
2.910084
1.545071

NAV Date
30-Nov-10
28-Feb-11
11-Feb-11
31-Jan-11
31-Jan-11
30-Jun-10
30-Sep-10
31-Dec-10
31-Dec-10
31-Dec-10

1.4076
2.8300

12.49%
7.18%
5.20%
4.73%
5.35%

109,392860
100.779540

107.570619
105.776543

9.98%
4.75%
5.20%
4.73%
5.358%:

11,0000
1.0000
9,1005

1.1185
1.1491

9,7950 4.85% 5.45% 30-Nov-10

10.0000,
10.6417 -1.20% 0.50% 30-Nov-10
9.1708
1.27%

9.95%

31-Jan-11
31-Jan-11

10.1266 1.27%
8.4510 0.72%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
ASk $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

4.8105

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52Wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
S41) - S-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

NAV - Net Asset Value
NM - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Grocers say high vegetable
prices should drop soon

DAVID MERCER,
Associated Press
NOMAAN MERCHANT,
Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.

A nearly 50 percent increase
in vegetable prices that has sent
shoppers reeling in the produce
aisle should ease in the coming
weeks as farmers send grocers
more tomatoes, lettuce and oth-
er crops.

Vegetable prices shot up last
month after cold weather in the
southern U.S. and Mexico
destroyed much of the winter
vegetable supply, the Com-
merce Department said. From
tomatoes in Florida to lettuce in
Arizona, fruit and vegetables
became frostbitten, and prices
rose for the produce farmers
could save. Costs should be
coming down soon, though, as
crops farmers planted after the
winter freezes start to reach
stores, said growers, grocers
and analysts. Grocers also typ-
ically switch this time of year
to crops planted for spring, said
Jody Shee, an analyst for the
market research firm Mintel.

"Unless there are any other
weather issues, the prices
should bounce back pretty
soon," she said.

The Iowa-based Hy-Vee
supermarket chain, which has
more than 230 stores in the
Midwest, already is seeing
cheaper prices for lettuce, broc-
coli and other vegetables,
spokeswoman Ruth Comer
said. But tomatoes and cucum-
bers, which were hit hard by



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

cold weather in Mexico, could
remain high for one more
month, she said.

Vegetables imported from
Mexico often offset losses in
the U.S. during winter freezes,
but that wasn't the case this
year because the cold stretched
further south than usual, said
Gary Lucier, an agricultural
economist with the USS.
Department of Agriculture's
Economic Research Service.

The result was the biggest
one-month increase in overall
food prices Americans have
seen since 1974 and the steepest
rise in U.S. inflation in nearly
two years.

"I've been paying more on
everything,” said Anne
Schwartz, 63, who lives west of
Chicago in Winfield, Ill. "You
used to be able to walk in there
and get three avocados for a
dollar.”

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGELO DION CURRY of
KOOL AIR SUB ROAD, P.O. BOX $S-19797, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registratior/naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 24" DAY of MARCH, 2011 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PETERSON DUPERVIL of
#10 IMPERIAL PARK, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17th day of
MARCH, 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE
I-POWER LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) - POWER LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 22nd March, 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter

Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Peter Leppard
Liquidator

NOTICE

BRILLIANT LUSTRE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) BRILLIANT LUSTRE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 22nd March, 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is David Lee
Yuen Yeow of Premier Universal Resources Pte.
Ltd., 7 Temasek Boulevard, #04-01 Suntec Tower
One, Singapore 038987.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



David Lee Yuen Yeow
Liquidator



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 13B



0
Bernanke says bank overhaul will help small banks

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke told a group of
executives from smaller banks
Wednesday that the financial
overhaul will level the playing
field for them with the indus-
try's giants.

Bernanke said it would be
important for the banks to
adapt to the changing regula-
tory environment, in remarks
to the annual convention in San
Diego of small- and medium-
sized banks. Bernanke
acknowledged their concerns
about the new law. But he said
most of the requirements are
aimed the country's biggest
banks and not them.

Congress passed the regula-
tory law last year in an effort to
prevent a repeat of the 2008
financial crisis. Small-bank
executives have complained
that it will cost them a lot of
money to meet the new rules,
even though they were not
responsible for causing the
financial crisis.

Vital

Bernanke said that the hun-
dreds of community banks,
those with assets below $10 bil-
lion, would play a vital role in
the nation's recovery because
they are an important source
of loans for small businesses.

"Although we are not yet
where we would like to be, the
good news is that many com-
munity banks have already
been doing their part to meet
the credit needs of their cus-
tomers, notably including small
business customers," Bernanke
said in his speech to the Inde-
pendent Community Bankers
of America.

Bernanke said that it was for-
tunate that Congress had decid-
ed to preserve the Fed's regu-
latory connection to small
banks. In one version of the
measure, the Fed would have
lost the power to regulate them.
But the law maintains the Fed's
powers and even broadened it
to include thrift holding com-
panies. The thrifts themselves
will be regulated by the Office
of the Comptroller of the Cur-
rency. Congress abolished the
Office of Thrift Supervision,
which was a weak regulator.

The Fed chairman said the
broadened role for the central
bank benefits everyone.

"We are delighted that,



BEN BERNANKE

through our supervision, our
gathering of economic intelli-
gence and the activities of our
community affairs departments,
we will be able to remain fully

â„¢

engaged with grass-roots Amer-
ica," Bernanke said.

In response to an audience
question, Bernanke said that
the Fed understood that Con-
gress wanted to shield smaller
banking institutions from the
impact of a new law that
requires large banks to trim
debit card fees. At stake is the
$16 billion each year that,
according to the Fed, stores
must pay banks and other cred-
it card issuers when customers
use the cards.

The Fed, which must imple-
ment a rule to put the new law
into effect, understands that
banks with assets of less than
$10 billion should be protect-
ed from losing the fees they
now receive, Bernanke said.
"At the Federal Reserve, we
are quite aware that the Con-
gress in writing this law intend-
ed for smaller (card) issuers to
be exempt, carved out from the
broader statute," Bernanke
said. "And in our rule-writing,

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GN 1194

MINISTRY OF THE EXVIKONMENT

PORT DEPARTMENT

GOVERSMENT NOTICE

INVITATION FOR SALVAGE

The Government of the Bahamas ts inviting Salvage Companies for the
following tor Salvage Service the Port Department, Ministry of The

Environment

* Sulvare Service -The Wreek/M/¥ “Captain Victor”

Interested parties may obtain further information from the following as at

18° March, 7010 from:

Port Controller

The Port Department
Prince George Dock
~uSssHU, Bahamas
Telephone Wo, (242)302-0225/6

Between the hours of 9:00a.m. and $:00p.m. Monday through Friday.

Proposals are to be submitted in Triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope (3)

Marked “Proposal for the Salvage of the Wreck MV “Captain Vietor’

addressed ta:

The Port Controller
The Port Department
Prince George Dock
PU, Box 6-875,
Nassau, The Bahamas

No later than 5:00p.m.on the 1" April, 2011,

Proposal will be opened at 1: (Mla.m. on the 4°

of the Port Cantroller, Port Department

" April, 2011 at the Office

THE GOVERSMEST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL

PROPOSALS



we will do everything we can
and use all the powers we have
to try to make sure that that
carve-out is effective."
Bernanke had previously
told lawmakers that the exemp-

tion for smaller banks might
not work. The concern on the
part of the small banks is that
merchants might refuse to
accept their cards because they
carry a higher fee. Bernanke

has said that problems in deal-
ing with all the complexities of
the new law may mean that the
Fed is not able to complete the
rule to implement the law by
an April 21 deadline.

Store Manager

Kelly's is seeking a motivated person to be a full-time Store Manager at Kelly’s House
& Home. The position will demand a resourceful communicator and leader able to
motivate adults and create a sense of ‘team’ within the personnel under their care,
as well as someone experienced in providing an excellent level of customer service.

This is a middle management position and the successful applicant will be a member
of a management team responsible for the day-to-day operation of Kelly’s House
& Home at the Mall at Marathon. Responsiblities will include but not be limited to

ensuring:

* the efficient and effective daily operation of the Store and Warehouse

* a high quality of Customer Service and responding to Customer issues

* the cleanliness and maintenance of the Store and Warehouse

* the welfare, performance and development of the Retail and Warehouse staff
* that company policies and procedures are maintained throughout the Store

and Warehouse

Candidates must have proven interpersonal skills and be willing to be flexible.
Managerial experience in a retail environment will be beneficial. Benefits will include
medical, pension, and profit-sharing plans, with remuneration package dependant
on qualifications and experience.

E-mail letter of application with comprehensive resume to info@kellysbahamas.com

COMMON WEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
Ih THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law & Equity Diviaion L——— 7 = eae

IN THE MATTER of che Quieting Titles Act, 1959

with "Store Manager" as subject.

No phone calls please

Tel: 343) 333-4002
Fax: (242) 393.4096

: =
SUPREME COURT |

FEB 2 8 Zum

ASS AU, BAHAMAS

2010

CLEiqeavMa; 163]

ALL THAT pices parcel of tract of land totalling 11.27
acres situate om Stocking Island near the Settlement of
Greeege Town on the bland of Great Exoma one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahames.

ANT

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Lois Marshall
and trene Strachan

THE PETITION of Lois Marshall and Trent Strachan im respect of:

AMENDED MOrmrb

“ALL. THAT tract of land siteate on Stocking Island near Greal
Exuma boamded Neetheastwardly by Crown Land separating it
from the sea Southesstwardly by vacest Crown Land aed land
grammed Amthony Forbes Woestwardiy and Sowthwestwandiy by
Crown Land aed Mornhwestwardly by land surveyed to Henry

Evans.”

Logs Marshall and Irene Strachan claim to be the owners of the unencambered fee simegle Canale in

Commonwealth of The Bahamas ender Section Three (7) of the Qeeieting Titles Act, 1949 to have

thelr title bo the said land investigated and the mature and extent thereof determined and declined

in a Certificate of Tithe to be granted by the Court in aceordance with the provisions of the saad

Act.

Copies of the Petition amd the Plan of the said land may be apected during normal ottice hours

in the following: places:

|. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Sereet North im the City of Nassau,

Bahamas; se

2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Oo,, 835 Buen Retirs Road, off Shirley Street, Massa,

Bahamas; and

MOTICE is hereby given thal any pers hawng deewer or right to dower or an Adwerse (laim or

a claim mot recognized im the Petition shall an or before the exparation of Thirty (0) days after

the final publication of these peesemcs, file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or

the undersigned a Statement of his clam in the prescribed form verified by an affedardt to be filed

Cherewith.

Failure af any sech person te file and serve a Seanement of bis Claim on or belore the

expiration of Thirty (30) dave after the final publication of these presents will operate as a bar to

such claim.

Diabetic 2a day of February A Dh 21)

Loclilud ? Co,
LOCKHART & CO
Chambers

434 Buen Retiro Pad
off Shirley Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Anomeys for tke Petnioners





PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



Europe debt market tensions worsen ahead of summit

GABRIELE STEINHAUSER,
AP Business Writers

PAN PYLAS,

AP Business Writers
BRUSSELS

Europe's debt market jitters
flared up again Wednesday as
investors worried about the
near-term fates of Portugal and

Treland, an ill omen on the eve
of a summit where EU leaders
plan to complete their crisis-
fighting plan.

Investors doubt the two
countries, embroiled in finan-
cial crises that have created
political shockwaves, will be
able to cut their borrowing
loads through austerity mea-

sures alone, meaning Europe's
debt crisis will likely get worse
before it gets better.
Portugal's minority govern-
ment could fall if lawmakers
fail to back the latest austerity
package later Wednesday.
That would put Lisbon into
political limbo just as it faces
huge debt repayment deadlines

F xe
join
Learning & Development
Coordinator

Kelly's is seeking a fully-qualified and experienced professional to become the

full-time Learning and Development Coordinator for the 350 + employees in
Kelly's House & Home and Kelly's Lumber Yard. The position will demand a
resourceful communicator able to motivate adults with varying educational
backgrounds and qualifications, as well as someone capable of developing and
implementing on-going in-house training and development programs. Such
programs will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

* Orientation courses for all new employees

* Customer Service courses for all retail employees

* Computer familiarisation courses

* Product-specific knowledge courses for all retail employees

* Safety courses for drivers and warehouse/yard personnel

* Supervisory/leadership courses for current and prospective supervisors
* Personal development courses for career advancement

The successful applicant will also be expected to seek out and develop strong
links with other providers of external on-going work-related courses in specialized
and technical areas. Previous experience in adult education would be an asset.

This is a position for an experienced and qualified professional, who is willing
to demonstrate a long-term commitment to Kelly's development and expansion.
Benefits include medical, pension, and profit-sharing plans, with remuneration
package dependant on qualifications and experience.

E-mail letter of application with comprehensive resume to info@kellysbahamas.com
with "Learning and Development Coordinator" as subject.

No phone calls please

Kelly's "+.

Mall at Marathon

Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
Tel: (343 393-4002 aay F:00am-9:00pm
Fax: (242) 393-4096 www.kellysbahamas.com

GM 1159

3 ae

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

AN INVITATION FOR TENDERS

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the Cleaning and
Maintenance of Community Parks at various locations on the island of New
Providence

Interested parties may obtain further information including eligibility to
participate and may collect the bidding document upon payment of a non
refundable fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) as of 14° March 2011 From:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road

Nassau, The Bahamas

P.O. Box $5-19048

Telephone No, (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No. (242) 322-8073 between the
hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate (3) in sealed envelope (5) addressed to:

The Tenders Board

C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance

Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P, ©. Box N-3017

Nassau, N.P.

The Bahamas

No later than 28" March 2011 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Tenders will be open at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, 29° March 2011, at the

office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders



and desperately needs markets’
confidence.

In Ireland, the results of
stress tests next week will reveal
the true extent of capital needs
at the countries’ struggling
banks.

Dublin wants more help to
manage the bank losses, threat-
ening to burn senior bondhold-
ers — who have so far been
spared in Europe's debt crisis
— if none is forthcoming.

At the same time, Prime
Minister Enda Kenny's new
government is not making
many friends among its euro-
zone counterparts by continu-
ing to refuse changes to its
rock-bottom corporate tax rate
even while demanding lower
interest rates on its euro67.5
billion ($96 billion) bailout.

A German government and
an EU official both said the
chance of Ireland getting a bet-
ter deal in its rescue loans at
the summit was very low. Both
officials declined to be named
in line with department policy.



(AP Photo/Armando Franca)

CRISIS: A man walks down the steps of the Portuguese parliament in
Lisbon Tuesday, March 22 2011. The expected defeat of the minor-
ity government's latest spending plans in a parliamentary vote
Wednesday will likely force its resignation and could stall national and
European efforts to deal with the continent's protracted debt crisis.

Against that backdrop, the
mood in the bond markets was
distinctly pessimistic.

The yield — or interest rate
— on Portugal's ten-year bonds
was up 0.10 percentage point
to 7.63 percent, just short of
euro-era highs, while Ireland's
yield was up 0.35 percentage
point at 10.05 percent, after hit-

ting a record high earlier in the
day. More significantly,
investors are asking for even
more to lend in the short term.
Analysts say that is due to con-
cerns among private investors
that they could be forced to
take losses in case of bailouts
under the eurozone's crisis
regime for 2013 onwards.

GN 1195

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

Itis hereby notified Pursuant to Section Five (3) of the Industries Encoarmgement Act,
Chapter 201, that the Minister is about to consider whether the manufacturer specified in
the first column of the table below showld be declared an “APPROVED
MANUFACTURER” in relation to the products spectfied in the third column,

| MANUFACTURER

| Cariluxe Lid,

LOCATION OF
FACTORY PREMISES
Gladstone Road Industrial
Park, Lot 16

PRODUCTS |

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Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give notice im
writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office of the Prime Minister,
before the 7" April, 20101, by letter addressed tn:-

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER.

P.O. Box CB-109RD
ASSAD, §LP.,
THE BAHAMAS

DAVID BR. DAVIS
Permanent Secretary

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

Iti hereby notitied pursuant to Section Seven (7) of the Industries Encouragement Act
thal the Minister is about to consider whether the following products should be declared
“APPROVED PRODUCTS® for the purposes of that Act

Cellular PVC

FRODUCTS

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{Jo CUMMANUFACTURE |

Kaw gomilbed, solid) core, foamed PVC, |

| raw unmilled high density polyethylene

| (HDPE), raw unfinished wood particle
onmposite (WRC) panels and planks
Laminate epoxy, acrylic and
polyurethane filler and adhesive

| Stainbess steel and aluminum fasteners

| Plastic straps and wrapping materials

Any inlerested person having any ehjection to such a declaration should pive notice in
writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office of the Prime Minister,
before the 7° April, 2011, by letter addressed to:-

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

P.O. Box CB-10980
NASSAU, NLP.,
THE BAHAMAS

DAVID BR. DAVIS
Permanent Secretary

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER





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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 15B



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Christian Counselling Center
observes Z2oth anniversary

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia. net

genesis of the Christian

Counselling Center (CCC)
was the cocaine epidemic that ran
rampant in the 1980s. But at that
time addicts and their families,
many of whom were connected to
the nation’s churches, were in
great need of help.

After much prayer, the founders -
Pastor A Morris Russell, then senior pas-
tor at Calvary Bible Church and first cen-
tre director Pastor Frederick Arnett -
created a place that was rooted in
Christian philosophy and committed to
providing psychological counselling to
families in need. Twenty five years later,
the steady hand of Pastor Arnett is at the
helm steering the centre into its silver
anniversary

“The centre came about as a result of
much prayer. We started back when we
had the cocaine epidemic. Shortly after
the centre was created, I realised there
weremore families seeming to be hurting
than the addicts. The parents were losing
their groceries, cars and all the other
things. We decided we would shift the
focus to providing family therapy,” said
Pastor Amett.

It was a shift that stood the test of time,
because family support services are still
at the core of the centre’s work. Clients
include those who come from the church
community, as well as referrals from the
courts, schools, private entities and
walkins.

Accordng to the center’s mission, it
provides professional counselling and
educational resources to help hurting
people in a way that inspires growth in
relationships with God, others and self in
an accepting, caring, and confidential
environment. Counselling is offered to
individuals, couples, families and groups
for spiritual, emotional, social, behav-
ioural, interpersonal, pre-marital, family
and AIDS related issues.

While the Christian perspective is cen-
tral to its approach, the trained counsel-
lors that work at the CCC have a strong
background in psychology. “Some
Christian people are totally against psy-
chology and throw that out the window.
We are not like that,” said Pastor Amett.
The CCC embraces its Christian heritage
and other counselling tools.

“We don’t ask you about your church
or your political leanings. When you
present with your problems we work with

Fe MIGHT have guessed the

you no matter who you are. It
is non denominational and
non political. I think that is
important, because some peo-
ple are hesitant to come. They
think they are going to get a
holy zap and they are going to
be preached at,” said Helen
Arnett, Director of
Counselling Services.

“We don’t just preach about
the Bible. We integrate the
bible with psychology. Clients
who are not church affiliated
people, when they end up
here, after the initial session,
they say they were afraid to
come because they thought
they were going to be
preached a sermon, but they
realise we listen and show care
and empathy,” said Mrs
Arnett.

Many of the centre’s clients
end up making serious com-
mitments to God, and some of
them will be sharing testimoni-
als at the anniversary banquet
on Friday, April 1 and the
thanksgiving service on
Sunday, April 3. The silver
anniversary is being celebrat-
ed under the theme, “Holy
Spirit: Our Counsellor”. There
is also a walkathon on
Saturday, April 2.

Mrs Arnett said she believes
the work of the center is so
important because of the level of stress
experienced by people in the community
is severe. She said people are going
thraigh things with their marriages, their
jobs, their families, and the support they
receive at the centre helps to prevent
them from going “suicidal or homicidal”.

“The challenges are so grave that we
are often a buffer for people so that they
don’t end up in Sandilands or prison. I
think persons need the support system
because sometimes family members who
are close to the situation cannot be objec-
tive and some persons who are in churc h-
es do not feel comfortable confiding in
their pastors or priests because they fear
their confidential information will end up
in sermons,” said Mrs Amett.

“We are such a small place and a lot of
us tend to know who is who, and people
don’t want their business spread so they
tend to back off. They come to a place
like this where they are assured confiden-
tiality and they have confidence that
whatever is discussed remains here,” she
said.

The centre handles about 100 consulta-



HONOUREES: Pastor Fredrick and Mrs. Arnett

tions per month, dealing with health
related issues, marital conflicts, work-
place problems, drug addictions, and
other needs. The demands on the centre
reach beyond New Providence, with peo-
ple travelling from the Family Islands
and even as far as Florida to seek sup-
port. In 2007, the centre expanded to
Abaco, creating a satellite center in
Marsh Harbour. That centre continues to
grow from strength to strength, said
Pastor Amett.

“The reason I believe we have lasted so
long is because of the necessary help that
is being received. We have never adver-
tised, but you would find that individuals
come for us for help and as a result they
tell their friends. If they come and get pre
marital counselling they tell their friends
to do the same. Those who come with
marital problems share the experience
with their friends. The majority of our
clients come in as a result of one client
telling another friend. So I am convinced
we have lasted long and are still consid-
ered to be very effective because of the
help that people are actually receiving,”
he said.

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PG 22 ¢ Thursday, March 24, 2011

RELIGION

The Tribune

Freedom from Alcohol

DRINKING alcoholic beverages is not
cool, and it is contrary to God's will.
Alcohol deceives, defiles, destroys and the
Holy Scriptures condemns drinkenness.
Total abstinence from all alcoholic bever-
ages is the only wise choice for Christians.
The consumption of alcohol is dangerous
for several reasons.

Alcohol Deceives - "Wine is a mocker
and beer a brawler, whoever is led astray
by them is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1,
N.LV.). Alcohol does not make you beau-
tiful, smart, handsome, tall, strong, witty,
sexy or more sophisticated - just drunk.

Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimu-
lant. It staggers the brain, the feet and the
whole personality. It promises exhalation
yet actually destroys the sensitivity of the
nervous system and reflexes. It dulls
thinking.

Alcohol promises to settle the nerves
and help one gain control, but in fact it
leads one to loss of control. The user
believes that he or she can stop at any
point. The alcoholic lies to himself and
refuses to believe he is an alcoholic. How
many times does the poor deceived per-



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son brag about being able to handle his
alcohol?"

The juvenile offender in court says to
the judge, "I just had a soft one or a few
beers". (The character of alcohol in beers
does not differ from that in wine, whiskey,
brandy or vodka.) The alcoholic knows
the harmful affects of the drug, but excus-
es himself by saying, "I am hurting myself
and no other". But homes are broken,
school fees are unpaid, child support not
given and families are destroyed because
of this drug.

I saw a sign, some time ago on one of
our main streets, which read: "Drink
Responsibly". Can you really drink
responsibly? I do not believe so. I am just

not addressing this topic because of my
religious faith, No, as a matured
Bahamian, I wish to state that I never
used alcohol at any time in my life. I
believe it is impossible to be under the
influence of alcohol and not affect others.
Alcohol Defiles - Alcohol ingested into
the human body defiles the temple of God
- (I Corinthians 3:16, 17). It adversely
affects every cell in the body. It causes
toxic damage to the central nervous sys-
tem and the brain. It causes a loss of men-
tal powers and destroys inhibitions that
are needed for morality and personal safe-
ty. God wants us to think clearly, but our
God has given us the power choice, which
is lost under the influence of alcohol.
Sobriety is commanded in the Holy
Scriptures. Believers are exhorted to not
be drunken, "But let us, who are of the
day, be sober" (IThessalonians 5:8). As
Christians we are to be in control of our
mind, and be sober. (IPeter 1:13).
Believers are to be alert to the times,
sober and prayerful (I Peter 4:7). Grace
teaches against drunkenness and that we
should live soberly, righteously, and Godly

in this present world."

Many Olympic champions of the world
are total abstainers from alcohol bever-
ages. They know the damage it does to
the body, mind and spirit.

Alcohol is Destructive - A person who
destroys his body and mind will be
destroyed by God. Many do not under-
stand whenever the first drink is taken, it
is the first step toward death. Alcoholics
are candidates for suicide.

Alcoholism destroys families. It makes
widows, orphans, fills divorce courts, and
dooms families with vicious force. It
bankrupts families and doesn't care
whether they are not properly sheltered,
educated, fed, or clothed. There can be
no peaceful co-existence with alcoholism.
It masters all under its influence and
destroys all it masters."

Alcohol is involved in escalating rates
of murders, rapes, robberies, physical
abuses and violent crimes. Government
estimates place the economic cost of alco-
holism (including lost population, acci-
dents, health care, and fires) in the billions
each year.



The Flower

A FOWLER is characterised as a skilled,
patient and experienced hunter, who stud-
ies his victim intensely and accurately well
in advance of launching an attack.

Nearly, one hundred per cent of the time
the fowler is indiscernible or not obvious
to its victims and as you read on, the victim
has no reason to suspect.

The Bible says that God will surely
deliver us from the snare or the traps of
the fowler, Psalm 91:3.

The truth is, only he can, because we
will never know who the fowler is until an
attack is made, and their attack is either
disabling or fatal.

So I decided to ask God the question,
how do I recognise the fowler? And he
instructed me to Psalm 55: 12-14. Now,
before we go any further remember the
fowler has already prepared his trap for
you. However you have absolutely no idea
of this because the fowler does everything
within his power to convince you that he
has your best interest at heart. Always
inquiring about the intimate details of
your life yet, it is these patient, manipula-
tive and subtle skills that you are not
aware of that will make him successful as it
relates to his vicious plans towards you.

So, in Psalm 55:12, we immediately dis-
cover that the fowler is definitely not
someone we would classify as our enemy,
neither is he/she the one that displays hate
towards us or resists us in anyway. In fact
scripture reveals that the fowler is the one

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reveal that all fowlers
enter all relationships

with hidden agen-
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people are extremely
unhappy with them-
selves, and see the
need to covertly
partner with others
to inflict unimagin-
able misery on them.

KEVIN,

that is equal to us. Always assisting, and
giving the impression that they are always
there for us. The one who guides us, the
one who we are acquainted with, sharing
all our secrets, and personal areas of our
lives with, giving details of marital bed-
room business etc. Wow! The ones we call
close friends.

In fact it is this gathering of intelligence
of their victim, via their victims, that
makes their plans to destroy their victim so
successful. The truth is their victim
unknowingly becomes a co-conspirator to
their own demise through the ignorance of
the fowler’s true purpose in their lives.

Now, it becomes crystal clear that when
an attack is launched, the success of that
attack is solely based on the quality of
information you’ve release by means of
manipulation acquire through deception
by the fowler. Regrettably, these attacks
usually conclude in its victims being at
least disabled or worst case scenario fatal-
ly damaged. Since the attack is in a guerril-
la warfare format, meaning a surprise
attack the victim is hit hardest at the very
core of their soul, (soul being their mind,
thoughts and will, the administrator of
their entire being) because surprisingly the
one who is perpetrating this great evil (the
fowler) was always considered to be their
close friend, with absolutely no reason to
suspect otherwise.

Research will reveal that all fowlers
enter all relationships with hidden agen-
das. Sadly these people are extremely
unhappy with themselves, and see the
need to covertly partner with others to
inflict unimaginable misery on them. The
fowler's understanding of happiness is glo-
tying in the misery of others, and at the

same time being key players in the initia-
tion of that misery. One must wonder how
these folks live with themselves? Well, the
truth is they don't live with themselves,
because they are forever changing faces
and personalities to accommodate their
victim's lust for genuine friendship all in
an effort to totally destroy their victim.

Asa reference point, all friends have the
potential to become fowlers in our lives,
based on the above revelatory insight. We
are now charged with the responsibility of
identifying and extinguishing the diabolic
plans of the fowler/s that are clearly not
favourable towards us or anything that
concerns us. Scripture says, “He that keeps
his mouth simultaneously keeps his life:
but he that open wide his lips shall have
destruction” Proverbs 13:3.

THE INITIAL SIGN OF A FOWLER BEGINS
WITH A SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY.

Heavenly father, once again I adore you,
more so for this divine revelation, that you
have so graciously given to me for your
people. This revelation is just another sign
of your promise of pouring out your spirit
in the last days. Thank you Father that
you have chosen me, as a recipient of the
out pouring of your spirit. ITnow com -
mand every present fowler and potential
fowler in the lives of your people to be
immediately exposed, and their evil decep -
tive plans be brought to a screeching halt
and destroyed indefinitely in the matchless
name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

¢ By Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com



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RELIGION

Being Born

MOST OF us have seen the birth of a
child or a pet. It may evoke a mixture of
feelings, but usually there is some sense
of wonder at the miracle of new life. We
all know that the rearing of a child
involves much time, effort, emotion,
energy and money. It is lifetime invest-
ment in a lifelong relationship.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says to
Nicodemus: “Ve ry truly, I tell you, no one
can see the Kingdom of God without
being born from above” John 3 :3
(NRSV). What about our re-birthexperi-
ence? For those of us baptised as infants,
we are set on the path early in life, but we
have to make an intentional effort to
keep growing in the faith. We have to

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avail ourselves of all opportunities pre-
sented after we leave home or come of
age. It takes time, effort, energy and
money to be actively involved in events
which foster Christian maturity and min-
istry.

If we invest money in stocks or shares,

would we be satisfied if there was no
growth or interest? When we refuse to
grow, how do you think God feels about
our spiritual returns on Christ’s invest-
ment on the cross? If a farmer or a gar-
dener sows seeds, there is an expectation
of a harvest. How productive andfmitful
is your spiritual life?

When it comes to your character and
personality, remember that you are
reborn under the sign of the cross.
Christians should not be following horo-
scopes and considering astrological signs
to control mood, attitude and behaviour.
The only star we should be talking about
is the Star of Bethlehem and the Bright
Morning Star of Jesus Christ.

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As we look to emulate our Lord and
Saviour, it is love, joy, peace and the
other Fruit of the Spirit which should be
reflected in our encounters with others.
We are born again to unlimited possibili-
ties and the potential to become great
women and men of God, as God desires
and designs for us. Our destiny is to be
shaped by God’s will and plan for our
lives.

Does your re-birth show? What needs
to happen for others to see how much
you glorify God in your thoughts, words,
and deeds? Lent is an excellent time to
consider applying yourself to the task of
spiritual self-discipline and the “disci-
pling” of others.



receive a blessing. The delegates were
reminded that a woman however well
intentioned cannot teach a boy how to
be a man. “Teach our young men the
way, if we are to make this country a
better place men have to take charge
of getting our young men back on
track. If they make fewer mistakes we
will be better off then we are today
with the high rate of crime. This can
only happen when men respond to the
call of God,” he said.

The men were also encouraged as a
branch to look at sponsoring men of
their parish to attend conferences if
they can’t attend because of financial
reasons. He closed by challenging the
men once again to be the role models
God mandated them to be.

The Sons of Thunder, the ACM’s
Choir rendered a selection along with
a welcome addresses by Joel Reckly
President of St Peters ACM, Esmond
Weeks Vice President, ACM Northern
Region, Kevin Ryan, ACM Council
President and Rev DeAngelo Bowe,
Rector of Sts Peter and Anne, North
Abaco.

On Thursday March 17, the day
began with devotions lead by council
chaplin Winston Clarke. The AGM
began at 9.30 am and was chaired by
Kevin Ryan, ACM Council President.
The agenda included the ratification of
the new constitution, the council presi-
dent, the vice- president of the
Northem Region and the treasurer
presented their reports.

The delegates then broke into work-
ing groups to brain storm and come up
with a template for a Big Brother/
Little Brother program. President
Ryan informed the men that the find-
ings will be presented at the next coun-
cil meeting for comment and action. A
mid —day mass was said by Rev Willish
Johnson, rector of the host parish St
John the Baptist, Marsh Harbour. Her

ELEGATES from across
Dr Bahamas and The
Turks and Caicos

Islands descended on the beau-
tiful island of Abaco in the set-

tlement of Marsh, Harbour to
attend the 38th Annual
Diocesan Anglican Church Men
(ACM)conference. This year’s
theme was “A call to ministry”
scripture text, Luke 10:37 and
the conference theme song was
“Here I am Lord.” Conference
chairman was Dwight Gibson,
Past President of Holy Trinity,
and ACM.

After registration and a light brunch,
the delegates took part in two commu-
nity service projects- Church repairs at
Church of the Holy Spirit, Blackwood
and an environmental project at
Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town.
At 7.30 pm the conference was official-
ly opened at the Parish of St Simon by
the Sea in Treasure Cay, by Arch
Deacon of Administration James E
Palacious who gave the opening
charge.

The Archdeacon encouraged the
delegates to drink from the overflow of
God’s blessings in the saucer, not from
the dredges left behind in the cup, the
men were admonished to step up to
the plate, as the Lord is looking for a
few good men. He further stated that
we must stop limiting God to human
potential, tough times call for tough
people and too often men give up at
the least obstacle. The men were
encouraged to hold on to God’s
unchanging hand, payday will come
after awhile. He said that if you are
going through hell keep going, don’t
stop, because the word of God assures
us that joy comes in the morning for
those who believe and trust in him.

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sermon challenged the men to heed the
calling of God on their life, making disci-
ples, and taking the leadership role in
their churches, home and the wider com-
munity. Rev Johnson also conducted the
nomination for executive officers for the
ACM Council for the year 2011-2012. A
social activity on Green Turtle Cay con-
cluded the day.

On Friday March 18, the day began with
morning devotions lead by the Council
Chaplin. The first of three workshops
began with Canon Basil Tynes, Rector of
St Barnabas Church presenting on the
topic, A Call to Ministry in Family Life,
after a few words to encourage the men to
always strive to be Godly leaders as our
young men are watching and following the
examples we leave behind, the men were
encouraged to leave good and positive
examples for them to follow. The dele-
gates were then divided into 10 groups
and asked to come up with answers fol-
lowing questions:

1. How do most men view their role in
our present society?

2. On A scale from 1-10 how would you
rate your leadership in your marriage par-
ticularly in spiritual matters?

3. What can you do to be better role
model for the children/grandchildren?

4. How can The Anglican Church Men
help to develop men for ministry to their
families?

After group discussions on the ques-
tions posed by Canon Tynes, presenta-
tions by the various groups were made.

The findings will be templated for the
ACM’s ministry in family life.

The second presenter, Bryan
Thompson, Corporate Manager at FCIB
in Marsh Harbour spoke on A Call to
Ministryin Finances, with an emphasis on
financial planning and _ budgeting.
Following a brief presentation the dele-
gates were once again divided into groups
and given the task of creating a fictional
family and drafting a budget to sustain
that family. Most groups found this exer-
cise challenging simply because they
never had a family budget. Mr. Thompson
gave a basic overriding tip on budget con-
structing “LIVE WITHIN YOUR
MEANS”,

A Midday sung-mass was conducted by
The Rev DeAngelo Bowe, Rector of Sts
Peter and Anne. The service was moving
and inspiring there was hardly a dry-eye in
the church. Fr Bowe expounded on the
call of Samuel and advised that men
should Know the call of God on their life
and follow that call. Not everyone is called
to be a priest, too often persons believe
that when they are called it’s for the holy
priesthood but Ephesians 4:11 teach us
that some are called to be prophets, evan-
gelist, pastors and teachers.

Rev Bowe encouraged the men to dis-
cern their calling from God and heed to
that calling. A donation, form a collection
taken up at lunch, was presented to Fr
Bowe to assist with the on-going renova-
tions at The Parish of the Holy Spirit,
Blackwood

The third and final speaker was Dr.
Robin Roberts who spoke on A Call to

RELIGION



Ministryin Health. A straight shooter, Dr
Roberts simply encouraged the delegates
to get regular check-ups and, for the men
over 40 have their prostate checked. He
noted that men had reservations on how
the prostate exam was done, over the
years through the US TOO organisation
educational promotions; they have seen
an increase in men coming to have their
prostate check. He noted that 2 cases of
prostate cancer are diagnosed every week.
He also noted that we live in stressful
times and we must find a way to manage
it, exercise regularly, have nutritional
awareness and take personal responsibili-
ty with regardé to our lifestyle. In closing
Dr. Roberts made a powerful statement,
“We never appreciate being well until we
are Sick”.

The Day ended with a reception at
Regatta’s hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism.

On Saturday March 19, the day began
was morning sung mass conducted by Rev
Willish Johnson who again thanked the
men for choosing Abaco for this year’s
conference during her sermon and
stressed the importance of our ministry as
men to continue to do the work God has
called us to do. Elections followed imme-
diately after lunch.

The following officers were elected to
serve for the year 2011/2012 -Kevin Ryan,
President, Charles Hepburn, Vice
President, Edmond Weeks, Vice President
of The Northem Archdeaconry Dwight
Gibson, Secretary Christopher Wright,
Assistant Secretary, EK Burrows,
Treasurer, Carlton Russell, Assistant

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ry”.

Treasurer and Winston Clarke, Chaplin.
A beach picnic and Fish Fry at Sandy
Point concluded the day.

On Sunday March 20, following a pro-
cession of witness, a Con-Celebrated
Eucharist within the Octave of the Feast
of St Joseph of Nazareth and the closing
of the 38th Annual Diocesan ACM con-
ference was held at The Parish Church of
Saint John The Baptist, Marsh Harbour at
llam. The sermon was preached by the
Archdeacon of Administration, James E
Palacious. The Archdeacon reassured the
delegates out of suffering comes success.
“It’s not achievements but the amount of
the obstacles once has to overcome in the
process is true success”, he said. We must
continue to change our attitude towards
the positive; you never know whose life
you're influencing. Men need to step up to
the plate.”

It was also the Rev Willish Johnson’s
birthday; Archdeacon Palacious serenad-
ed her with two ballets followed by a pres-
entation from the conference Chairman,
Dwight Gibson on behalf of the ACM.
The chairman also thanked the president
of the A.C.W. of St John’s parish Ms
Edgecombe for the hard work done by
her and her ladies in preparing all the
meals enjoyed by the men during the con-
ference. Final addresses were made by
The VP North, and President Ryan, who
took the opportunity to present service
medals to the men who worked so tireless-
ly to make the conference a success.
Following the final hymn the 38th Annual
Diocesan ACM conference came to an
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THE magistrate, who
famously ordered the arrest of
the late Sir Lynden Pindling
and the only one to have read
the Riot Act to a demonstrating
crowd, sat down with The Tri-
bune yesterday to reflect on the
nine years he served on the
bench in the Bahamas and tells
of why he has returned every
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Many persons who have
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revealed that while significant progress has
been made in the recent homicide cases, police
are "very concerned about the numbers that
have occurred in New Providence."

He said: "I am amazed by the level of vio-
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to be very self-conscious of
their roll, repeating events as
if they were written down
somewhere for them to recount
in the most flattering way pos-
sible. Not so with former Mag-
istrate John Baily. There is a
genuine humility about him to
the point of seeming almost
unimpressed with himself.

Even the fact that as a jurist
he remains unique in Bahamian
history as the only magistrate to
literally read the Riot Act. The
act is even more unique con-
sidering the significance of the
events that led him to that
point.

“Oh God, yes!” Mr Baily
exclaimed as the memories of
that day rushed back to him. “T
read the Riot Act! Wasn’t that
the day Pindling threw the
mace out of the window?”

It certainly was that day,
Tuesday, April 27 1965, a day
when then leader of the oppo-
sition Lynden Pindling’s speech
accusing the UBP of gerry-
mandering culminated with the
Speaker’s Mace being snatched
from the Speaker’s dais and
being thrown from the House
of Assembly window to the
street below.

The authorities were very
nervous in the days leading up
to Black Tuesday. The police
had received information from
informants that there would be

a riot on that day.

The night before April 27th
they came to Mr Baily’s house
wanting him to sign a search
warrant for the homes of per-
sons who they believed were
going to be the ring leaders of
this “riot.”

“They told me ‘We know
who are going to be the leaders
in the riot, we are expecting
and we want a search warrant
for the guns we might find’,”
he told The Tribune.

Mr Baily signed the warrant
and recalls that Cecil Wallace
Whitfield was one of the per-
sons “organizing things at that
time.”

While the drama unfolded at
the House of Assembly, Mr
Baily sat in his chambers. The
mace was out on the street and
a sizable crowd gathered to lis-
ten to Mr Pindling as he gave a
speech to those gathered. The
police began to get nervous.

At that time there were only
three magistrates. A senior
police office entered Mr Bai-
ley’s chambers and said, “We
need you to read the Riot Act.”

Mr Baily inquired as to the
whereabouts of the other two
magistrates.

“They’ve gone home,” he
was told.

Mr Baily said that he told the
officer to get him on top of a
police car and he would read
the act. He was about to mount
the vehicle when something
occurred to him.

“Before I stood up on that
car I asked them, ‘how many
guns did you find?’ They said,
‘We didn’t find any.’ So I went
up. It was the right thing to do
— to read the Riot Act. The
whole purpose of it is to calm
things down,” Mr Baily said.

An hour after the Riot Act is
read the police have a legal
right to use lethal force if they
consider it necessary. Of course
such force was never used and
the crowd dispersed within an
hour and were led to the South-
ern Recreation Grounds where

everyone dispersed.

“They left very quietly and
calmly, they had made their
point by then,” he said.

Mr Baily never regretted
reading the act saying that it
was a part of his duty as a mag-
istrate, but it did make him
severely unpopular with some
people.

“T always made the point:
How come I was the only per-
son left to read the Riot Act
when there were two more
magistrates? Where were
they?”

Mr Baily came to Nassau as a
dapper 31-year-old on August
12, 1962 to take up his new
appointment as a Stipendiary
and Circuit Magistrate.

It was a time when there
were far fewer instances of vio-
lent crime and other than a
“few kids from America com-
ing into the country with mari-
juana,” virtually no problems
with drugs.

He came to the Bahamas for
three weeks before he was actu-
ally interviewed for the job, but
on the drive from the airport
to town he fell in love with the
island.

Mr Baily left the bench in the
Bahamas on August 12 1971,
nine years after he arrived and
has returned every year since
then for the past 50 years.

Now 80 years old, he has
Bahamian friends from all
walks of life. From former to
current governors-general like
Sir Orville Turnquest, to enter-
tainers like Peanuts Taylor, and
even to former criminals — he
has raised a glass with them all.

“T get along very well with
Bahamians,” he said with a
broad smile, highlighting the
fact that he could even walk
down the street and have a cor-
dial conversation with someone
he sent to prison.

“There was a guy called Sid-
ney, a charming fun guy, but
he could not stop teifin. I sent

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LOCAL NEWS



By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - His Royal
Highness Prince Edward, the
Earl of Wessex, is in Grand
Bahama this week to honour
local participants in the Gov-
ernor-General’s Youth Awards
Programme.

Prince Edward and Gover-
nor General Sir Arthur Foulkes
presented gold medal awards
to 10 participants of the pro-
gramme at a ceremony and ral-
ly held at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditori-
um yesterday.

The recipients were: Marcus
Frith, Kirstie Grant, Gadareth
Higgs, Keiron Knowles,
Krishawn Lubin, Brian Robin-
son, Stephen Rolle, Saul Salon-
ga, Revanno Smith, Mark
Saunders. The Governor Gen-
eral Youth Award (GGYA)
began in England in 1956 and
has spread to 129 countries
worldwide.

Prince Edward has attended
gold award ceremonies around
the world. This is the first time
that the ceremony was held in
Freeport. GGYA is a member
of the International Award
Association. It is a self devel-
opment programme that equips
young people with life skills so
they can make a difference to
themselves, their communities
and the world.

Participants improve physi-
cal fitness, develop important
skills, provide valuable com-
munity service and take adven-
turous journeys in order to
achieve a bronze, silver, or gold
award. Prince Edward congrat-
ulated the participants on the
attainment of their goals.

“T hope that some of you
look back at the journey you
undertaken to achieve this.

“Tam sure there were times
when you didn’t know why you
were doing it, but it is a great
feeling when you get to the end;
it is a great sense of achieve-
ment and so congratulations
and well done,” he said.

Prince Edward also thanked
all those who supported the
young people in the pro-
gramme.

“It is so wonderful to see it
working so well in the Bahamas
and that so many young peo-
ple and leaders are getting
behind it and supporting it, and
giving young people the oppor-
tunity to get involved,” he said.

Although the programme
focuses on individual achieve-
ment, he stressed that it is real-
ly a team effort which includes
parents, relatives, friends and
unit leaders. Prince Edward
also thanked members of the
press for their support.

“You don’t often here me
say thank you to the press...
Sadly we concentrate far too
much on the negative and we
are here to celebrate the posi-
tive,” he said.

Sir Arthur commended the
400 participants, 33, volunteers
and the nine units in Grand
Bahama.

The Governor General said
the programme continues to
grow and offer many young
Bahamians the opportunity to
add dimensions to their lives
that will have a lasting impact
and enrich their future.

“As demonstrated by the
success of this programme
around the world, young people
embrace the concept of shaping
their own destinies through
their involvement in activities
and travel, activities that oth-
erwise might not have been
open to them,” he said.

Sir Arthur said that as a
result of the challenges facing
the country today, the need to
invest in youth is greater than
ever.

Gold Award recipient
Gadareth Higgs, a former stu-
dent of Grand Bahama
Catholic High School, said the
programme was a very reward-
ing experience.

He volunteered at the Rand
Memorial Hospital and taught
Christian doctrine classes at
Mary Star of Sea school.

He especially enjoyed the
expedition aspect of the pro-
gramme. “It has made me a
well-rounded individual,” he
said.

Gadereth’s parents said they
are very proud of their son and
his achievements.

“We realise it is about perse-
verance and character devel-
opment and we thank all those
who played such an integral
role in this programme,” his
mother said.

Rick Hayward, the son of
GB Port Authority principal
Sir Jack Hayward, said he was

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Jack Hayward High School.

Mr Hayward was also a par-
ticipant in the programme as a
youngster.

“Tt is not an easy task. I did
my bronze and silver and I
stopped halfway through the
gold and never completed it.

“But the programme is
superb and to have the Prince
and Governor General here is
wonderful because it is nor-
mally done at Government
House. So it is really the first
time it is here and hopefully it
will be held here again,” he
said. The Prince and Sir Arthur
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extravaganza. Students from
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High performed two Bahamian
songs. Lucaya International
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Eight Mile Rock High School
performed a Bahamian dance.

There was a mini- junkanoo
rush out and the Jack Hayward
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performed.

A moment of silence was
observed for Jonathan Walters,
a GGYA participant who died
while on expedition.

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Row at Montagu Ramp over dredging

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

TEMPERS flared at the
Montagu Ramp yesterday
morning as seafood vendors
faced off against a worker
dredging the area in prepara-
tion for an event hosted by the
Nassau Sailing Club.

Sherlin Allen Brown, presi-
dent of the Montagu Vendors
Association, said the uproar
happened after vendors noticed
the machine operator dredging
silt and dumping it on the pub-
lic ramp.

The group became frustrat-
ed when they couldn't find out
who sent the worker there or
why, and they blocked the
machine in with their cars.

A verbal altercation ensued
and the police were ultimately
called to sort out the situation,
Mr Brown said.

He said the group later found
out that the adjacent Nassau
Sailing Club had hired the man
to dredge a portion of the area
in preparation for an upcoming
competition.

Mr Brown said he is not
opposed to the dredging, but
the group should have been
forewarned. Yesterday a few
vendors lost merchandise, which
they had stored in the water,
because of material stirred up
by dredging, he said.

"We came out here this
morning and met someone
dredging and putting it on ramp.
The gentleman who was oper-
ating the back-hoe, he acted like
we was nothing because he did-
n't answer us. When he was
done and planning to leave, we
blocked the ramp off so the
back-hoe couldn't get out. Then
a conflict started between him
and one of the vendors.

"We feel as though we should
have been considered before,
since it's affecting the vendors.

"Some of the vendors have
50-100 conchs in the water and
the silt is going to cover it and
the conchs are going to die. If
they knew they could have
moved the conch to deeper
water and been prepared for
it”.

Sherry Albury, manager at
the Nassau Sailing Club, said
what happened yesterday "was
unfortunate" but that the club
had come to an understanding
with the vendors.

She said all parties involved
believe the government can do
more to improve the infrastruc-
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want the government agency
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of Tourism and we are in a posi-
tion where we cannot launch
the boats because the area is so
badly silted up.

"We dredged the area adja-
cent to our dock so we could be
sure the boats could be
launched and be taken back on
the dock. We dredged it and we
carted away all the debris," she
said.

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men shall be brought low;The LORD alone
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shall utterly abolish. They shall go into the
holes of the rocks,And into the caves of
the earth, From the terror of the LORD And
the glory of His majesty,When He arises to
shake the earth mightily. In that day a
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BROTHERS ARRAIGNED

TWO brothers accused of murder were arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday afternoon.

D’mitri Cleare, alias “Muff”, 22, and Darian Cleare, 25,
Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane.

Appoleon.

shortly before lam on Sunday.
Robinson Road and Fourth Street.

The accused were not required to enter a plea to the murder
charge and were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

the matter to the Supreme Court.

LOCAL NEWS



| Murder trial of American girl and
ON MURDER CHARGE Bahamian man starts in Supreme Court

THE trial of an American girl and a

: Bahamian man charged in the murder of
? Anna Garrison began in the Supreme court

both of Ridgeland Park, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate yesterday.

It is alleged that between Sunday, Feb-

; ruary 25 and Saturday, July 4, 2009, Zyndall
The men are charged with the March 20 murder of Renaldo i McKinney, 23, of Isabella Boulevard, and
i the teenage girl, being concerned together,

Appoleon, of Fourth Street, Coconut Grove, collapsed and } caused the death of the victim.

died at the junction of Fourth Street and Palm Tree Avenue

Mrs Garrison's badly decomposed body

, : was discovered in a bushy area off Fox Hill
He was stabbed during an altercation near the corner of

Road South near the Blue Water Cay

: development on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at
i around 6.20pm. Prosecutors claim she had
i been stabbed multiple times.

The case was adjourned to June 23 when prosecutors are }
expected to present a voluntary bill of indictment, fast-tracking ;
? and Pennsylvania state trooper Todd Her-
i shey.

Today jurors are expected to view a
taped interview between the American teen

Mr Hershey testified yesterday that on
July 6, 2009, he saw the girl and her father
at the Avondale police barracks, where he
interviewed her. He said that the girl was
there only as a visitor and was free to leave
the station at any time.

Officer Hershey said that he read two
documents to the girl; one was her Miran-
da rights and the other was a juvenile non-
custody form. The documents were admit-
ted into evidence despite objections by the
girl’s attorney Elliot Lockhart.

Constable Tamiko Lightbourne testified
that on July 4, 2009, he and another officer
went to Fox Hill Road South where he
spoke to Detective Corporal Cash who
directed them to a body.

Officer Lightbourne said that he took a
series of photographs of the scene. He fur-

ther testified that on Wednesday, July 8,
2009 he and another officer went to the
Rand Morgue where he spoke to the
pathologist and then to Detective Cash
who gave him additional information as
well as a blue blouse.

The officer told the court that on August
19, he handed the item over to officer 2102
Johnson. A warrant of arrest was issued
for Constable Dominic Simms, who failed
to appear in court.

A jury of eight women and four men
was selected to hear evidence in the trial
yesterday.

Tony Scriven and Ambrose Armbrister
appeared for the Crown. McKinney is rep-
resented by Murrio Ducille.

The trial continues today before Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs.

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LOCAL NEWS





Alfred Gray

Gray suggests
govt aims to use
BIC sale money to
‘buy’ next election

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

MICAL MP Alfred Gray
suggested yesterday that the
government of the Bahamas
intends to use the majority of
the $210 million from the sale
of the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company to “buy”
the next general election.

Mr Gray said that the gov-
ernment will, over the next few
months, undoubtedly raise the
pay of civil servants, police,
and other government work-
ers with the hope of “persuad-
ing them” to give the FNM
another chance in office.

Mr Gray said that these per-
sons will no doubt take the
money but they will not be
“fooled” into voting for the
FNM again.

“Mr Speaker, I want you to
mark my words, and time will
prove me right, in the next cou-
ple of months every civil ser-
vant, police, Defence Force,
everybody will get an
increase,” he said.

When the MICAL MP
began to be heckled by an
FNM MP from his seat about
whether or not he was sug-
gesting that civil servants didn’t
deserve a raise, Mr Gray said
that if that was the only con-
sideration, then they should be
given their funds now.

“Let’s give it now,” he
declared. “Why won’t you give
it now? Give it now. No, you
want to wait until election time
to fool them again.

“But I am telling you, five
years ago is different from
now, 10 years ago is different
from now. The Bahamians of
15 years ago is quite different
from the Bahamians of today.
They will take your money and
kick you to the curb,” he said.

Mr Gray added that it has
been said of his constituents
that they can be bought with
only “a hot dog and one beer.”
But he urged the FNM gov-
ernment to “try it” this time
around.

“Try it! It ain’t ga’ work this
time. My people gat’ pride
now. They are not going to be
fooled by you. It ain’t ga work
no more; it ain’t ga work no
more.”

Mr Gray’s comments came
during the third day of debate
on the proposed sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and
Wireless in the House of
Assembly yesterday.

The sale is expected to be
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yesterday, the association
expressed its “considerable
personal and collective dis-
appointment” over
Branville McCartney’s
move — “and the abrupt
manner in which it was
done.”

It said: “Mr McCartney
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“Many students have
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Students also shared their
thoughts about being apart
of the new programme.

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Bahamian engineer’s
waste water system
‘could be model for
small island states’

A UNIQUE waste water system in George
Town, Exuma designed by a Bahamian engi-
neer could become a model for other small
island developing states around the world.

The innovative system transports waste
material by boat from those anchored in Eliz-
abeth Harbour and deposits it at a pumping
station and processing plant in nearby George
Town. The system is equipped to accommo-
date up to 500 yachts at a time.

“The project is designed to treat the waste
from the yachts that frequent Exuma and pre-
vent the fouling up of the harbour,” said
Ambrose Johnson, its designer. “Without any
other options, they just dump their sewage in
the harbour.

“Tt’s very seasonal and we are right now at
the peak of the season.

“The season starts at about Thanksgiving
in November, when they start the winters in
the north. It starts getting colder and they
gravitate toward the south where it’s warmer,”
said Mr Johnson.

Local government authorities worldwide
are considering adopting this kind of system as
a means of enhancing environmental respon-
sibility and promoting sustainable develop-
ment.

Mr Johnson explained that the system cre-
ates an opportunity to make money while
improving the environment.

He said: “For boaters, there is a system of
collection. There’s one boat with a tank that
goes around and collects all the sewage.



AMBROSE JOHNSON stands in front of the
waste water plant he designed for the Elizabeth
Harbour Partnership Committee.

“They pay for the service, of course, and
then he delivers the waste to the plant where it
is treated.”

He said the fees are still under consideration,
as the plan is being run on a “temporary basis”
while the waste is being taken directly to the
plant.

Eventually, he said, a depository will be
built on the location of a new dock.

Mr Johnson said it took about three to four
months to complete the plant, and that he
takes pride in the fact that it’s the first of its
kind in the region.

He hopes to see his plant replicated in oth-
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Cay Resort claim the terms
of their contract were
breached and are demanding
compensation from the new
owners.

The men had all been
working at the fishing lodge
for at least seven years — and
some for as long as 26 years.

They claim they although
they never formally termi-
nated, their pay rate was
changed and certain benefits
were taken away without
explanation.

Joseph Thomas, Cecil Lath-
an, Simon Higgs, Walter
Reckley, Whitney Rolle and
Stephenson Feaster had
worked as tour guides at
Deep Water Cay.

The group of men had been
pursuing legal avenues, but
have now fired their attorney
and retained community
activist Troy Garvey.

Mr Garvey insisted the men
were terminated and are seek-
ing compensation.

He claims that they are
owed more than $150,000.

He called the $56,000
offered by the company to be
shared among the six former
workers, “an insult”.

“Tt is a slap in the face com-
pared to what is actually owed
them,” Mr Garvey said at a
press conference on Tuesday.

“These men are family
men... they are hard working
and they are entitled to prop-
er compensation according to
the labour laws.”

Mr Garvey claims that
although he was informed
that the men had resigned,
the company could not pro-
duce any resignation letters.

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Joseph Thomas said after
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He claims the pay rate was
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“The main benefit that was
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per year and at the end of that
particular season if you did
not meet what was guaran-
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“We had a $10 per day
guarantee for each day and
that was taken away; late
notices and double days
among other things were also

taken away,” he added.

“They breached the con-
tract and we just want to be
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Mr Garvey is calling on
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alliances to give the
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Bahamas a vote of
confidence in their
ability to be owners
in a free economy.

“Time and time
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they are a trusting
people, willing to take
any old thing at face
value because they
want to believe in
truth and honesty.
But how many more
broken political
promises can an already bro-
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enough is enough?

“T hope that when we see the
marches and the demonstra-
tions, and hear of resignations,
and other forms of civil
protests, we will not be so quick
to deplore these marches and
demonstrations, and resigna-
tions, and other forms of
protest without expressing sim-
iar, strong criticism for the con-
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PLP Perry Christie.

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and other social ills were run-
ning rampant throughout the
Bahamian society. Feeling
motivated by the idea that he
could possibly be one of a few
who could make a difference,
the Independent MP said his
intention was and remains “to
be the change I want to see in
the world.”

“We are here today at each
other’s throats, not just because
the people are angry and
worked up at the impending
sale of BTC, but we are here
today because, some 40 years
after independence, after
decades of dangling the carrot
of empowerment before them —
offering a pittance here and a
pittance there - Bahamian peo-
ple are disillusioned, fed up
with, and angry at feeling dis-
empowered in their own land.

“T will paraphrase a good
friend of mine who said that
‘some of us in society have
allowed, and continue to allow
our political leaders to use the
time proven strategy of divide
and conquer to cast one as the
enemy of the other, pitting us
imprudently against each other
to achieve their goals, while at
the same time preventing us
from achieving the simple ones
we have set for ourselves and
have worked so tirelessly to see



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actualized as a people
— the creation of a
nation that is a reflec-
tion of our collective
intellectual wills’.

“At some point,
however, this friend
continues, ‘we must
recognize that we are
not the enemy of each
other, and no matter
what our station or
position is within soci-
ety, we are all catego-
rized and classified as
Bahamians; and it is
under this umbrella that we
must collectively assemble’ and
challenge the political status
quo that, for decades, has
denied us as a people the right
to have the semblance of pow-
er that independence has
promised us,” he said.

Mr McCartney said that
demonstrations that were seen
outside of the House of Assem-
bly in the past few weeks and
days is a direct challenge to this
very same political status quo,
and shows a new awakening in
a generation that has been dis-
enfranchised for too long.

Mr McCartney added he has
heard the criticisms levied at
himself over the past few years
as being someone who is a
“show-boater” or “grand-
stander” who lacks the ability
to lead.

He said that some have gone
as far as calling him a “young
upstart” who should wait his
time.

However, Mr McCartney
said the time is always ripe to
do right.

“Over the next few weeks,
months, and even years, as I
seek to continue to serve the
people of Bamboo Town and
the Bahamas, I am sure that
the colourful commentaries,
criticisms, and characterisations
will only intensify as the nay-
sayers will nay-say in their
attempts to discredit me and
send me to my political grave-
yard.

“But I can assure you here
today, as I stand in opposition
to the offering up of the major-
ity holdings in BTC, no matter
what commentaries are offered
up about and against me, I
promise the Bahamian people,
from Grand Bahama in the
north to Inagua in the south,
Long Island to Rum Cay, from
Bain Town to Bamboo Town,
from Ft Charlotte to Ft Fincas-
tle, that God willing, I will con-
tinue to do what I entered pol-
itics in 2007 to do; and that is
work to ensure that the
Bahamas is a society free from
the force of complacency
brought on us by years and
years of oppression, insensitiv-
ity, bitterness, and self-hate - a
place where people can begin
to feel a true self of somebodi-
ness,” he said.

Mr McCartney was original-
ly frustrated in making his con-
tribution in the House of
Assembly yesterday at several
points. He was finally allowed
to address the Speaker after
two other MPs, one PLP and
one FNM were given their 30-
minute time slots ahead of him.

AIDS camp cut off over $78k light bill

FROM page one

The Tribune was told, while night rounds are done by flashlight.

"We are making it only for the grace of God and some cool
breeze. I can't even cook properly, everything is spoiling,” said
supervisor and cook Theresa Glinton, who has worked at the camp
for the past 10 years. "The people inside here they are moody, say-
ing 'T am hot Ms Glinton’. A lot of them are bed-ridden, and with
this kind of temperature they will have bed sores.

"We have to knock on neighbours’ doors to see if they can iron
the children's clothes so they can go to school, we have to go and beg
people. My boyfriend has a truck and comes every evening and gets
barrels to fill with water from the pump for residents to bathe."

The camp provides room and board to adults and children with
HIV/AIDS, other illnesses and the downtrodden. The current
management of the camp believe the bill was allowed to mount
under the tenure of former director Rev Glenroy Nottage, who died
several years ago.

"We didn't know the bill was this high, when we went to BEC
they said this bill didn't come up yesterday, this bill was here for
umpteen years. We were putting money on it continuously and they
come to a decision that this is ain' making no sense taking’ (a little)
money from us because the bill ain' moving,” added Ms Glinton.

Camp administrator Diana Ingraham said she knows the public
is not to blame for the centre's exorbitant electricity bill, but is hope-
ful that kind hearts will lend a helping hand.

"They want $6,000 a month to pay the BEC bill but I don't have
that. I give them what I have because I have to supply food, toi-
letries, bleach and all kinda stuff for the camp. The money what gov-
ernment gives me every three to four months, it ain' sufficient.

"T would like for donors to go straight to BEC and put it on the
account for All Saints Camp, Lazaretto Road. It could be $2, any-
thing, we'll appreciate it. We don't want it, just give to BEC."

Ms Glinton added: “It ain’ the public's fault that our light bill is
this high but at least they could have a heart, you cant just throw
away people like they are dogs because of their sickness."

The power was shut off February 23 and the women said they
contacted the Department of Social Services for assistance a few
days later. They claim the department has not extended any addi-
tional funds to them because the matter is still being reviewed.

Officials at the camp added they are thankful for food donations
from Super Value, Bahamas Food Services, Potter's Cay Produce
Exchange and long-term assistance from Mr and Mrs Terry Spring
from the United States.

Yesterday, The Tribune contacted BEC Chairman Michael Moss
who said he did not know the specifics of the All Saints Camp
account.

He did say several charities and social groups had large BEC bills
that need to be settled.

He promised to look into the matter and respond today.



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 15



Brave: govt has tainted 3

the BTC debate with ‘lies’

FROM page one

Cable and Wireless Communi-
cations.

Yesterday in the House of
Assembly, Mr Davis tabled a
transcript of Mr Maynard's
remarks.

"IT now have the transcript
of the contribution made by the
member from Golden Isles.

"He (Mr Maynard) said that
I received a cheque from Blue-
water, for a million dollars, that
is an absolute lie. The member
for North Abaco would know,
he should learn some finance,
and the member from Marco
City — his junior minister."

In a statement released yes-
terday the Cat Island and Rum
Cay MP said if Mr Maynard's
statements are repeated out-
side of Parliament, he will sue.

"We are more than half way
through the debate on the sale
of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable
and Wireless and so far the
Government’s response has
been scandalous and shameful.

"Charles Maynard and oth-
ers have engaged in outright
lying, defamation and propa-
ganda of the highest order. Mr
Maynard’s comments were
bold-faced lies. To date they
have engaged in guerilla war-
fare and smokes and mirrors in
their efforts to muddy the



PHILIP ‘BRAVE’ DAVIS

"As many Bahamians are
aware privilege in the House
of Assembly and Senate allows
parliamentarians to make state-
ments, no matter how bogus
and outrageous, with immunity
from arrest or civil liability aris-
ing from those statements.
Charles Maynard abused that
privilege. He continues to make
a mockery of the Parliament of
the Bahamas and quite frankly
himself.

enough to do so, I can assure
him that I will pursue all possi-
ble legal avenues to recover for
damages to my reputation."
His comments came a day
after Mr Maynard accused him
of offering to pay extra money
for men willing to get "locked
up" during a protest outside of
Parliament against govern-
ment's sale of BTC.
"Everybody knows that the
Progressive Liberal Party is
behind the civil disorder," Mr
Maynard said while supporting
the sale of BTC in the House of
Assembly Tuesday. "The mem-
ber for Cat Island made a
phone call night before last to
somebody saying 'T want you
to bring some men and I'll pay
them extra if they willing to get
locked up, downtown'."
While in the House, Mr
Davis denied the claims.
Yesterday he said the
remarks were "gutter politics"
and "false propaganda.”.
"Instead of addressing the
real questions of the day it is
clear that the FNM has chosen
to exploit one of its own, who
less than five years ago was
begging for a PLP nomination,

waters and detract from the real
issues at hand," said Mr Davis
in a statement yesterday.

"I dare him to repeat such
untruths outside of the cover
of Parliament. If he is foolish

to defame the PLP and its
members in their attempts to
manipulate public opinion," he
said.

‘Millions of dollars were lost’

FROM page one

of the corporation.

"Large sums of the corporation's money
had been paid out up front, which was not
the normal way transactions occurred.

“But it gets worse, Mr Speaker, further
investigations also revealed that no work
was being done on procurement of these
contracts," he said in the House of Assem-
bly as he gave his support for the $210
million sale of BTC to Cable and Wireless
Communications.

He added it was also discovered that
millions of dollars had been transferred
into bank accounts without the approval of
BTC's board or the Central Bank of the

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"Huge sums of money were paid on
these accounts. . .no reasonable or accept-
able explanation was forthcoming as to
where these funds vanished.

“As a result an external investigation
and audit were launched.

"In the final analysis persons holding
very high positions in the corporation were
dismissed. The investigation and audit
revealed sufficient evidence of criminal
impropriety to warrant criminal prosecu-
tion.”

According to Mr Key, the missing funds
were never accounted for and no criminal
charges were pressed despite recommen-
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they demanded their funds, the MP said. At
the PLP’s headquarters, police had to be
called to quell the crowd and restore law
and order — not before photographs of the
incident were taken and delivered to the
media, he said.

According to a senior party member, he
was notified yesterday that this same PLP
operative was seen sitting with an FNM Cab-
inet Minister and one of his generals at the
“Oh Andros” stall at Arawak Cay on Tues-
day night.

Travelling there himself, the PLP MP said
that he witnessed the interaction with his
own eyes.

“T have no doubt that he was supplying
the Minister with information and that the
entire thing may have been orchestrated

Senior PLP claims

from the beginning. Because it makes
absolutely no sense otherwise.

“We did not organize these persons and
for him to do something so foolish without
any direct benefit to himself otherwise, no
other rational explanation could be found,”
he said.

This latest public relations disaster for the
PLP could not come at a worse time for the
party, political pundits have suggested. With
the Official Opposition already lacking the
numbers to vote down the sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless, these
reports of paying demonstrators only fur-
ther weakens their position of not having
the majority of the support of the general
public against this sale.

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LOCAL NEWS



Bahamas Development Bank holds small business forum

AS a part of the Bahamas
Development Bank and the
Ministry of Finance’s continu-
ing efforts to assess the best
options and models to effective-
ly finance, promote, and sustain
the development of small and
medium sized businesses in the
country, the BDB hosted a one-
day Leadership Forum on small
business development at the
British Colonial Hilton on Feb-
ruary 3.

A broad-range of business
stakeholders, including small
business owners, development
and commercial bankers, ven-
ture capital fund executives and
small business development con-
sultants were given an opportu-
nity to discuss their positions on
issues surrounding funding and
support to existing, new and
aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of
the views expressed by the par-
ticipants will be used by the Gov-
ernment in the creation of a new
legislative regime.

Mr Darron B Cash, Chairman
of The Bahamas Development
Bank chaired the Leadership
Forum. Featured speakers on
funding and support models
were Dr Basil Springer, a for-
mer consultant to the Caribbean
Development Bank and a
Change Engine Consultant with
the Caribbean Business Enter-
prise Trust Inc. (CBET) in Bar-



DARRON B CASH, Chairman of
The Bahamas Development Bank

bados, and Mr Sandro Murtas,
Director of the International
Trade Centre of the Puerto Rico
Small Business Development
Centre.

Other featured presenters
included former Minister of
Trade and Industry Leslie Miller,
owner of Mario’s Bowling &
Family Entertainment Palace;
Mr Dionisio D’ Aguilar, Presi-
dent of Super Wash, Chairman
of Abaco Markets and former
President of the Bahamas

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ABUNDANT LIFE ROAD & SOLDIER ROAD JUNCTION
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temporary road closure and Traific diverseon will be implemented al the junction of Abundant Lt#e & Saldier Road fram







Monday March 26.2077.

The works to be carried out in this phase will include installation of new drainage facilitates,






utilities and traffic signals.

Motorist travelling in the following directions should observe the traffic management scheme &









tamporary diversion signs,

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
SOUTHBOUND & EASTBOUND

+ Motorist travelling south from East West Highway should divert through
Churchill Drive and continue along the one lane traffic system eastbound on










Soldier Road.

WESTBOUND & NORTHBOUND

* Motorist travelling westbound on Soldier Road should use the following as an alternate:
TAYLOR STREET -* ALEXANDRA AVE} WINDSOR PLACE -* CHURCHILL DRIVE





OR

HAVEN ROAD -* SUMMER HAVEN SUB -* CHURCHILL DRIVE

Motorist & pedestrians are reminded to travel with extreme caution as they travel along the works
area. Access will be given to residents, pedestrians and the affected businasses in this area during
the construction process. Signs will be in place to identify safe passage for Pedestrians and Access
points to tha businesses in the area fram the diversion route. The public will be updated through the

local media (radio & television) for regular updates.

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Chamber of Commerce; Mr Jer-
ry C Butler, Executive Director
and CEO of Global Equity Con-
sultants Ltd, former Chairman
of the Audit Committee and the
Ethics Committee of the Board
of Executive Directors of the
Inter-American Development
Bank, and former Financial Con-
troller of BDB and Mr Hubert
Edwards, Senior Manager of
Business and Strategic Planning
at The Bank of The Bahamas;
Mr Paul D Major, Business Con-
sultant and former General
Manager of the Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Corpora-
tion (BAIC) and former Man-
aging Director of BDB; Mr Basil
Smith, Chief Communications
Officer in The Ministry of
Tourism; Mr Mario Cartwright,
owner and Managing Director
of Flying Fish Marina & Yuma
Oil and Gas in Clarence Town,
Long Island; and Mr Philip
Simon, Executive Director of
We The People and former
Executive Director of The
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce.

ALTERNATIVE MODELS

Dr Springer and Mr Murtas
individually outlined two specif-
ic options that would serve as
alternatives to the existing mod-
el of The Bahamas Develop-
ment Bank (BDB), Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC) and the Ven-
ture Capital Fund (VCF).

Dr Springer said that the
CBET Shepherding Model in
Barbados is a partnership
between CBET Inc., the Barba-
dos Government, the Barbados
Private Sector and Foreign
Direct Investment, in which the
CBET provides “Shepherding”
or effective management, men-
toring and counselling to small
businesspersons throughout the
life of their businesses to ensure
their success. The Government
in turn invests monies through
Seed Venture Capital Funds and
Venture Capital Funds. Addi-
tionally, the private sector, main-
ly “commercial banks, insurance
companies, big firms” are also
invited to invest with an oppor-
tunity to receive a return on their
investments.

Dr Springer explained that
with the CBET Shepherding
Model entrepreneurs are award-
ed grants for businesses which
can grow outside of the country
in the global market. He dis-
closed that in Barbados the com-
panies in which they have invest-
ed are “projected conservatively
to generate an average of $1 mil-
lion per year, per business over
the first five years after the start
up year.”

Dr Springer strongly urged
The Bahamas to adopt the
CBET Shepherding Model. He
noted that to function effective-
ly, the model has to be void of
any political interference. As

such, he suggested that it should
it be introduced in The
Bahamas, it should not fall under
the responsibility of the BDB,
BAIC, or the VCF but rather
under the establishment of The
Bahamas Business Enterprises
Corporation, which he advised
should be declared a non-profit
organization, by the Govern-
ment.

“Let the role of the Govern-
ment be to provide regulatory
and service functions, not own
and control something that
should be done by the private
sector,” Dr Springer said.

Mr Murtas, Director of the
International Trade Centre of
the Puerto Rico Small Business
and Technology Development
Centre informed the group that
in Puerto Rico, a US territory,
there are about 3.8 million peo-
ple and as a result some 10 Small
Business Development Centres
(SBDCs) along with special pro-
grammes have been established
across the country to help devel-
op small businesses. The feder-
ally funded SBDCs offer SME’s
counselling, training, help with
the development of business and
marketing plans, and with the
locating of financing.

According to Mr Murtas pri-
ority is placed on businesses that
have a high potential for import
and export, as well as an ability
to participate in international
trade. The SBDCs also provide
loan guarantees and functions
as a co-signer to assist small busi-
nesses in Puerto Rico in access-
ing funding through the banks.

Mr Murtas reported that the
SBDCs are funded by three
partners — the SBA (Small Busi-
ness Administration) that pro-
vides small businesses with
access to capital, an Inter-Amer-
ican university which provides
training, and the Puerto Rico
State Agency which attracts
investment to the island and
helps local companies promote
the economy.

Mr Murtas explained that it
is mandatory that all entrepre-
neurs requesting assistance par-
ticipate in three seminars that
cost $150 in total. These fees are
paid for by the entrepreneurs
themselves. The seminars focus
on how to run and develop a
successful business. Once the
business owners meet this
requirement and demonstrate
their seriousness, they can then
receive free counselling and
opportunities to assist them in
gaining access to funding.

Mr Murtas stated that during
1997 to 2010 the Puerto Rican
SBDCs assisted around 30,000
clients which translated into an
estimated 240,000 hours of assis-
tance with 60 hours being the
average amount of time invested
in each client.

SEE page 17

NOTICE
ULTIMO LIMITED

NOTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ULTIMO LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 23 March 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Paul
Evans of Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter

Port, Guernsey.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Mr Paul Evans
Liquidator

NOTICE
TURTLE ROCK LIMITED

NOTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) TURTLE ROCK LIMITED is

in voluntary

dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 23" March 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Paul
Evans of Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter

Port, Guernsey.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Mr Paul Evans
Liquidator





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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 17



INTEL Te NEWS



Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at Ce

LOS ANGELES
Associated Press

ELIZABETH TAYLOR, the vio-
let-eyed film legend whose sultry
screen persona, stormy personal life
and enduring fame and glamour
made her one of the last of the clas-
sic movie stars and a template for
the modern celebrity, died Wednes-

day at age 79.

She was surrounded by her four
children when she died of conges-
tive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, where she had been
hospitalized for about six weeks, said

publicist Sally Morrison.

"My Mother was an extraordinary
woman who lived life to the fullest,
with great passion, humor, and



as Queen Cleopatra

love," her son, Michael Wilding, said

in a statement.

"We have just lost a Hollywood giant,” said
longtime friend Elton John. "More importantly,
we have lost an incredible human being.”

Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of
actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable.
She had extraordinary grace, wealth and volup-
tuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards,
including a special one for her humanitarian
work. She was the most loyal of friends and a
defender of gays in Hollywood when AIDS was
new to the industry and beyond. But she was
afflicted by ill health, failed romances (eight
marriages, seven husbands) and personal

tragedy.

"T think I'm becoming fatalistic,"
1989. "Too much has happened in my life for me

not to be fatalistic.”

Her more than 50 movies includ-
ed unforgettable portraits of inno-
cence and of decadence, from the
children's classic "National Velvet"
and the sentimental family comedy
"Father of the Bride" to Oscar-win-
ning transgressions in "Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and
"Butterfield 8." The historical epic
"Cleopatra" is among Hollywood's
greatest on-screen fiascos and a
landmark of off-screen monkey
business, the meeting ground of
Taylor and Richard Burton, the
"Brangelina" of their day.

She played enough bawdy women
on film for critic Pauline Kael to
ELIZABETH TAYLOR poses deem her "Chaucerian Beverly
Hills."

But her defining role, one that

lasted past her moviemaking days,

was “Elizabeth Taylor," ever marrying and
divorcing, in and out of hospitals, gaining and
losing weight, standing by Michael Jackson,
Rock Hudson and other troubled friends,
acquiring a jewelry collection that seemed to
rival Tiffany's.

She was a child star who grew up and aged
before an adoring, appalled and fascinated pub-
lic. She arrived in Hollywood when the studio
system tightly controlled an actor's life and
image, had more marriages than any publicist
could explain away and carried on until she no
longer required explanation. She was the indus-

try's great survivor, and among the first to reach

she said in

that special category of celebrity — famous for
being famous.

Bahamas Development Bank

FROM page 16

DEBATING THE
FUTURE OF THE BDB

Former Managing Director of
the BDB and former General
Manager of BAIC, Mr Major
said, “Today, there is as great a
need for the existence of the
Bahamas Development Bank as
there ever has been.” He argued
that BDB and BAIC should be
amalgamated to capitalize on the
synergies that exist. He insisted
however, that if the BDB were
removed from the banking land-
scape, the void would not be
filled by the commercial banks.

Businessman Leslie Miller
holds the view that the “single
most challenging obstacle facing
newly established or existing
small and medium sized enter-
prises is access to funding.” His
position was that while The
Bahamas has relied on the orig-
inal recipe of using taxpayers’
money to establish public sector
institutions for the purpose of
assisting in the development of
SMEs by establishing BDB,
BAIC, and the VCF, “the per-
formance of those public spon-
sored development institutions
has been less than stellar over
the years.”

Mr Miller strongly recom-
mended that attention should be
placed on providing financial
assistance by some form of loan
guarantee programmes to qual-
ified SMEs; hiring on a case-by-
case basis skilled technical assis-
tance from the private sector; in
addition to the establishment of
legislation focused on business-
friendly laws to support small
businesses.

Perspectives from Chamber
of Commerce Leaders and Small
Business Owners

Mr Cartwright, President of
the Long Island Chamber of
Commerce, owner and Manag-
ing Director of Flying Fish Mari-
na & Yuma Oil and Gas in
Clarence Town, Long Island
commended The Bahamas
Development Bank for granti-
ng him a significant loan to
establish his project, one which
he admits he would not have
been able to receive from a reg-
ular commercial bank. He did,
however, express concern over
the length of time of the loan
approval process. Nevertheless
he commented, “Flying Fish
Marina exists today and it is
growing, thanks to the large part
of The Bahamas Development
Bank.” He added, “Unfortu-
nately, the Development Bank
cannot help everyone.” Mr
Cartwright called for more mon-
ey to be made available for the
BDB.

Mr Cartwright believes that
the amalgamation of BAIC,
BDB, and the VCF may be a
good idea to assist in accelerating
the process for persons requiring
funding. Mr Cartwright called
for a more efficient and quicker
mode of transportation and
accessibility to the Family
Islands, improved infrastructure,
adequate advertising and pro-
motion to boost traffic to the
island, and the implementation
of incentives to qualified
Bahamian investors such as
Crown Land grants, duty con-
cessions and access to capital.

Former President of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, and President of Super
Wash and Chairman of Abaco
Markets, Mr D’Aguilar
expressed mixed views on BAIC
and BDB. He noted that he has
always felt that there was no
need for public institutions like

BAIC and BDB. He admitted,
however, following the discus-
sions at the BDB Leadership
Forum he had somewhat
changed his mind. Mr D’ Aguilar
said his view was based on what
he pointed to as “results that
have not been terribly success-
ful.” He admitted though that
‘there are some success stories.”
Mr D’ Aguilar concluded that
“some kind of loan guarantee
scheme, some sort of incubation
programme is very, very neces-
sary.”

Mr Simon, Executive Director
of We The People, former Exec-
utive Director of The Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, sug-
gested the privatisation of the
Venture Capital Fund; and
called for the creation of a small
business administration or
National Development Agency
and resource centre that would
be governed by a fully indepen-
dent board with no political rep-
resentation. Mr Simon pointed
out that while Bahamians are
very entrepreneurial as a peo-
ple, the question is how do we
expand that spirit into business-
es that can sustain themselves
for generations.

“We have to move beyond
that mom and pop level,” Mr
Simon commented.

He also called for greater
emphasis to be placed on Cul-
tural Heritage Tourism, and that
the country’s tax structure be
revisited.

Mr Butler, Executive Direc-
tor and CEO of Global Equity
Consultants Ltd., former Chair-
man of the Audit Committee
and the Ethics Committee of the
Board of Executive Directors of
the Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank, and former Finan-
cial Controller of BDB
expressed the view that BDB
and its clients must be balanced
with a national plan with
empowerment, and a plan for
institutional development. “In
other words, if BDB gets money
to empower Bahamians, and
lends it to them, there must be a
plan to sustain BDB.” He con-
tinued, “Which means the loans
have to be paid back, or there
must be a plan to get additional
funding, and to do off balance
sheet transactions for people
who could pay.”

Mr Hubert Edwards, Senior
Manager of Business and Strate-
gic Planning at The Bank of The
Bahamas, expressed a grave con-
cern over the failure of various
Government operated institu-
tions that are designed to assist
in funding and supporting small
and medium sized businesses in
the country. “We have some
excellent case studies on failure.
After the failure of these pro-
grammes, we need to dissect
them and say what is it that we
can learn from these various pro-
grammes and change the total.”
Mr Edwards argued that the
Bahamas Development Bank
has “a great opportunity to re-
invent itself.” He strongly
advised that more flexibility be
placed into such programmes so
that they can become self sus-
taining, and also that such pro-
grammes be done within a
national environment, one that
incorporates all of the islands of
The Bahamas.

Describing The Bahamas as
a regional leader in tourism com-
pared to other countries, Chief
Communications Officer in The
Ministry of Tourism, Mr Smith
said, “To put it plainly, we are
regional leaders having not even
scratched the surface of our

potential...” Mr Smith told the
group that the Ministry of
Tourism is actively engaged in
an exercise that will shape and
promote unique and distinctive
brand profiles for 16 islands and
island groups within The
Bahamas, including Andros, the
Abacos, The Exumas, Eleuthera
and Harbour Island, Ragged
Island, Mayaguana, Long Island,
the Berry Islands, Nassau, Par-
adise Island, Grand Bahama,
Inagua, Rum Cay, San Salvador,
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Bimini. Mr Smith revealed that
in the mid and longer term, the
bed of opportunity for small and
medium sized businesses is to be
found in these 16 islands, servic-
ing the development of the
tourism sector and the needs of
the local population who emi-
grate to these islands.

Also in attendance at the
Leadership Forum were senior
executives of The Bahamas
Development Bank, including
the Acting Managing Director,
Mr Anthony Woodside along
with other BDB officials; Mr
Christiaan Sawyer, President of
Sunryse Shredding; Business-
woman, Mrs Claire Sands; Mr
Ron Dames, Programme Man-
ager for Junior Achievement
(Grand Bahama) and Mr
Delano Munroe, Programme
Manager for Junior Achieve-
ment (New Providence).

Full details of the speakers’
presentations and slide shows
will be available on The
Bahamas Development Bank’s
website at http://www.bahamas-
developmentbank.com on
March 31.

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Liquidator
recovers
$275k in
CLICO funds

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

A Trinidad bank has
been ordered by the US
courts to turn over some
$275,039 to CLICO
(Bahamas) liquidator, pro-
viding the insolvent insur-
er’s liquidator with all doc-
uments relating to the
account this sum was held
in and another funds it
holds.

In March 9, 2011, order,
Judge Erik Kimball of the

ruptcy court granted the
motion agreed between
Craig A. ‘Tony’ Gomez,
the Baker Tilly Gomez
accountant and partner,
and Trinidad-based First
Citizens Bank for the
hand-over of the $275,039
to CLICO (Bahamas) liq-
uidator.

This sum represents a
small but successful recov-
ery for Mr Gomez, who is
working to liquidate CLI-
CO (Bahamas) assets. His

main challenges remain the

sale of the Florida-based
Wellington Preserve real
estate project, which
accounts for 63 per cent of

the insurer’s assets, and the :

SEE page 6B

Roadwork sales
falls reach 70%
for some firms

* Impacted Prince Charles busi-

effort to aid them, with police
bookings exacerbating impact
* Talk of legal action heats up

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

Business conditions on
the Prince Charles Drive
stretch closed to two-way
vehicular traffic remain
greatly constrained,
impacted companies said
yesterday, claiming little
effort has been made to
accomodate their concerns
since they spoke out about
the degree to which their
firms were being impacted
by roadworks.

Where adjustments have
been made by the general
contractor in favour of
business operators, the
potential benefits have
been limited by the actions
of police, several business
owners suggested.

SEE page 10B

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from the daily report,



: lion travellers’ lounge in the
? new US departures terminal
? at Lynden Pindling Interna-
? tional Airport (LPIA) is just
? the start of a slew of expan-
i sion activities for Graycliff, as
south Florida district bank- bed oe
? tions and a $20 million ‘Gray-
: cliff Heritage Village’ in Nas-
? sau.

? Graycliff Boutique and Divan
? opened to the travelling pub-
? lic for the first time last week,
: when the new US Departures

? of increasing importance to
? Bahamian-owned resorts in
? the Family Islands, a study
? predicting that this category
: will account for $561.9 mil-
? lion worth of spending in
nesses see little improvement and : 701.
: Tribune Business’s questions
? after the World Travel and
: Tourism Council (WTTC)
i projected that domestic
? tourism would account for
? 20.4 per cent - one-fifth - of
? total output by the Bahamian
alowe@tribunemedia.net i
} tor would “only grow in
? importance”.

: sleeping giant,” Mr Bowe told
? Tribune Business in a series of
? e-mailed replies. “It already
i is playing an increasingly
? important role in our Family
i? Islands, where most of the
? hotels are Bahamian-owned
? and operated.

? more Bahamians taking time
? to visit the Family Islands for
? get-aways, church, family and
? recreational retreats. And as
? the Family Islands continue
? to attract well-known inter-
? national brands, this will con-
? tinue to add to both their
? international and domestic
? appeal. Domestic tourism is
? important and will continue
? to grow in importance.”

: the travel and tourism econo-
? my’s likely contribution to the
? Bahamian economy during
? 2011, and over the next
: decade, forecast: “Domestic
i travel spending is expected to
? generate 20.4 per cent of
? direct Travel and Tourism
? GDP in 2011, compared with
? 79.6 per cent of visitor exports
: (foreign visitor spending or
? international
i receipts).

is expected to total $561.9 mil-
: lion in 2011, rising to $712.9
: million in 2020.”

: that leisure travel spending
? from both domestic tourism
? and international visitors
? would account for 96.9 per
? cent of the Bahamian tourism

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Graycliff eyes $20m
‘Heritage Village’

The opening of its $2 mil-

The 5,600 square foot

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$562M ‘SLEEPING

GIANT’ OF TOURISM

i By NEIL HARTNELL * BHA president says

: Tribune Business Editor ; ; 41 ¢

oO domestic tourism will ‘only
? The Bahamas Hotel Asso- in] :

: row in impor

: ciation’s (BHA) president has ew . porate -

: described domestic tourism especially for Bahamian-

? as “the sleeping giant” that is owned hotels

* Domestic tourism to
account for 20.4%, or
one-fifth, of total tourism
spend in 2011, rising to
$712.9m in 2021

Stuart Bowe, responding to

industry in 2011, said this sec-

“Domestic tourism is the

“We have seen a trend of

The WTTC, in its study of

tourism

“Domestic travel spending

The WTTC study forecast

SEE page 4B

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_ BB Aiming to produce chocolate and coffee lines on-property

| I Company targeting six new US airport locations for lounge concept

: By ALISON LOWE
? Business Reporter
: alowe@tribunemedia.net





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? Glenn Gomez yesterday

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

“Close to” 500 Bahamians are now working on phase
one construction of the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project at
Cable Beach, a senior executive with the developer con-
firmed yesterday, with some 75-80 Bahamian compa-
nies also contracted on the development.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-president of
external and government affairs, told Tribune Business
that “work has commenced on all those areas” involved
in the first phase construction, namely the West Bay
Street re-routing and the Commercial Village construc-
tion.

“To date, we’ve put close to 500 Bahamians to work on
that area,” Mr Sands added. “We also have close to 75
Bahamian companies that have been contracted in aggre-
gate, and work is progressing very well.

“Work has started on the Scotiabank building, the
Fidelity Bank building and the Commonwealth Bank

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BY DEIDRE M. BASTIAN

e live in an

image-dri-

ven culture

where com-
puters play increasingly impor-
tant roles in our lives. An essen-
tial ingredient in visual image.
The perishable nature of paper
makes it difficult to preserve
documents, so image scanners
saved the day by becoming one
of the breaking inventions of
the 20th century.

The history of image scan-
ners can be traced back to the
period when telephotography
was used to transfer images
from one place to another.
However, the first image scan-
ner, known as a drum scanner,
was developed in 1957 at the
US National Bureau of Stan-
dards by a team led by Russel
Kirsch. Later scanners have
slowly developed into the
devices we know today with a
variety of models.

Before we leap away, let’s
differentiate the scanner from
other products. The popular
Flatbed scanners, also called
desktop scanners, are the most
versatile and commonly used,
but are often confused with a
photocopier. Is image scanning
the same process as photo-
copying? No, it isn’t. What is
the difference? The flatbed
scanner is similar to a copier
machine except that the docu-
ment is scanned and saved as
a digital image in memory on
your computer for storage or
printing, while photocopying
simply makes an additional
copy of the image and prints it.
(No document is stored or
saved, only copied).

Scanning is essential for peo-
ple who want to preserve pre-
cious memories, important files
and maintain space. The main
question one should answer
before making a scan of an
image is: "How will the image
be output or produced on
screen or paper?”

Scanning for the
Screen/Monitor: Because
browsers ignore all "inch"
information stored within files,

THE ART OF

GRAPHIX

DEIDRE M.BASTIAN




images are displayed on moni-
tors in terms of raw pixels. For
example, suppose you are scan-
ning an image for a web page
with the goal of making the
image large. The lowest com-
mon denominator is the best
strategy, as scanning images at
higher resolutions than the dis-
play machine’s resolution will
not make them clearer, only
slow the production down.

When scanning a pure black
and white image (not grayscale)
for web page, a slightly differ-
ent strategy is required. For
example: Suppose the goal is
to make the image 400 pixels
wide so it fits comfortably on
a web page. Seek to scan it as a
pure black and white image at
800 pixels across. (doubled
amount).

Keep in mind that quality
and file size are in inverse pro-
portion, and it is important to
keep the image file size small if
it is to be displayed over the
web. As a general rule, always
save photographic images for
the screen as JPEG files.

Scanning for Print/Paper
Output: Remember, when
scanning for printing purposes,
consider the resolution of the
printer and the desired size of
the image, as inches do matter.
Typically, one should scan
colour photographs at about
half the resolution of the print-
er. For example, if printing to a
600 DPI printer, the scanned
image should be around 300
DPI. However, try experi-
menting to establish the opti-
mal scanning resolution, as it
varies for specific printers.

Scanning pure black and
white images: If printing to a
300 DPI printer, the image
should be scanned at 300 DPI.
If scanned at less than half the
printer resolution (i.e. 100 DPI)
it will produce very jagged
edges. Because a pure black
and white image does not con-
tain any colour, scanning it at a
higher resolution will create a
much smaller file than a simi-
larly-sized colour image.
Trying to increase an image’s
size by adding pixels will result
in a large file that is blurry, and
no amount of sharpening will
correct it. Making a large file
smaller basically allows the
computer to dispose rather than
add information, a task which it
is more successful at. Again, if
you have a scanned image but
need more pixels, rescan the
image rather than attempting
to add pixels using software.

How to scan an image: Lift
the scanner cover and place the
original image face down on to
the scanning glass. Press the
green button on the front of the
scanner to start the scanning
software, which will generate a
preview scan of the image.

Or start the scanning soft-
ware by double clicking on the
HP scan Icon. Then choose
Preview from the Scan Menu.
(The scanner will perform a
preview scan of your image.)
At this point, choose Save As
from the Scan menu. The scan-
ner will scan everything on the
screen, but to scan only the area
of the preview scan, click on
the image and drag a box
around the area you wish to
scan. You can adjust the selec-
tion area by dragging any of the
eight handles (black squares).

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dajlan car importer expects little impact

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A major importer of used
Japanese cars yesterday said he
does not expect any interrup-
tions to the supply of these
vehicles to the Bahamas, or
increases in their price, as a
consequence of that nation’s
catastrophic earthquake and
tsunami, but admitted it may
be too early to tell for certain.

As Japan enters the initial
stages of addressing the human,
infrastructure and economic
devastation wrought by the nat-
ural disaster, and continues to
fight the possibility of a melt-
down at the crippled Fukushi-
ma nuclear plant, markets glob-
ally are feeling the rippling
impact of the slowing or total
shutdown of the Asian coun-
try’s industrial capacity.

Manufacturers throughout
the world are beginning to run
out of supplies for Japanese-
made parts for their products,
facing the threat of production
shut-downs, while retailers of
Japanese products are in some
cases unable to receive a clear

indication of when production
of the goods they sell will
resume.

In some countries, specula-
tion has also arisen about how
the market for used Japanese
products will be impacted -
including the Japanese cars
which are so popular in the
Bahamas.

However, while concerns
have been expressed in the
international media by buyers
of used Japanese cars in mar-
kets such as Pakistan and
Bangladesh, with importers
pointing to the fact that many
cars were destroyed as a result
of the earthquake and tsuna-
mi, with car auctions shutdown
and new car production limited,
Brent Fox, owner of Montague
Motors, says he is fairly confi-
dent little impact will ultimate-
ly be felt by importers and con-
sumers of used Japanese cars.

“Obviously there could be
some impact to volume of used
cars available for export, and
there is the possibility that the
Japanese won’t want to sell
their used cars in view of what’s
going on, so there may be
shortages down the road, but I
don’t expect any significant

impact,” said Mr Fox.

“We’re not having any inter-
ruption with our ability to buy
cars at this point. The auctions
in Tokyo have been shut down
but there are hundreds of oth-
ers which remain open. The
actual port of Tokyo and Yoko-
hama are still functioning so
the cars are able to leave.”

Concerns

As far as concerns about the
quality of cars being exported,
Mr Fox dismissed suggestions
made elsewhere that buyers
may need to be concerned
about water-damaged vehicles
entering the supply chain with-
out their knowledge, but admit-
ted that it may be possible that
unscrupulous dealers could
knowingly bring in such vehi-
cles at a reduced price to pass
on to customers.

“That’s one of the reasons
we buy cars from Japan -
because of the strict inspection
system they have. In the US it’s
not regulated by the govern-
ment and you can have a car
that’s damaged in North Car-
olina shipped to an auction in

Boost for Bahamas over
UK airlift tax movement

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Lobbying by the Bahamas and other
Caribbean nations over the UK’s Air Pas-
senger Duty (APD) tax appears to be mak-
ing progress, as the British government yes-
terday deferred increases planned for April
2011 until next year and pledged to improve
the “arbitrary bands” placing this region
further away than California.

Unveiling the UK government’s budget
yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer

George Osborne (the equivalent of the
Bahamian finance minister) said it had tried
to replace the APD’s per passenger tax with

a per plane tax, but had been advised that
this and other options assessed were all ille-
gal under international law.

Promising that the UK would work to
change this law, Mr Osborne told the UK
Parliament: “In the meantime, we are con-
sulting today on how to improve the existing

and rather arbitrary bands that appear to

SEE page 11B

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another state, and you don’t
have a guarantee of what hap-
pened to that car,” Mr Fox said.

“In Japan, cars can’t travel
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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

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The Diabetic Foot Program in Guyana: A National Response

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HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behaviour among Junior

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Finding Cures: From the Bench to the Bedside
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Male Health: A Bahamian Perspective
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Prevalence of Mental and Personality Disorders in Male

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A Survey of Patients with Substance Use Disorders at

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Robotic Radical Hysterectomy: Comparison of Outcomes

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 5B



BUSINESS
Customs returns seized materials from Robin Hood

FROM page 1B

bune Business that the
Comptroller gave an under-
taking to the Supreme Court
that all material seized from
Robin Hood would be
returned to the retailer by
12pm yesterday. Given that
he had not heard from its
president, Sandy Schaefer,
when contacted at 2.45 pm
by this newspaper, the attor-
ney suggested it was safe to
assume Customs had com-
plied with the undertaking.
Neither Mr Gomez nor
Mr Schaefer could be con-
tacted for comment by Tri-
bune Business, although it
is likely that by now Cus-
toms has copied the elec-
tronic and paper records it
needs to carry out its inves-
tigation into the retailer.
However, Mr Munroe
suggested that because the
police and Customs officers
prevented Mr Schaefer and
other Robin Hood staff
from being present when
they seized the equipment
from the retailer’s main
office last Wednesday
evening, they could not
attest to the authenticity of
what was being taken. This,
the attorney suggested,
breached the Admissibility
of Evidence Act.
Recalling how Robin
Hood initiated legal action
against Customs on Friday
through the filing of a writ



GLENN GOMEZ

and summons, Mr Munroe
said that while Chief Justice
Sir Michael Barnett heard
them that day, he adjourned
the matter to give notice to
the Government side.

Hearing

“There was a hearing on
Tuesday at which the Attor-
ney General’s Office indi-
cated that it had not had suf-
ficient time to respond to
that document, and the
injunction request for the
return of the material,” Mr
Munroe told Tribune Busi-
ness.

“The matter was then

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adjourned until today
[Wednesday], and then [yes-
terday] the Comptroller of
Customs gave an undertak-
ing to return the material by
12 pm [yesterday].”

While Mr Munroe was
unable to confirm that the
confiscated material, which
included Robin Hood’s
main server, plus every CPU
flash drive, CD and account-
ing files from the company’s
administration unit, had
been returned by the guar-
anteed deadline, he added:
“T have no reason to believe
it has not happened. I would
have heard from him [Mr
Schaefer] at one minute past
12 if it had not.”

Despite the return of the
computer equipment, Mr
Munroe said Robin Hood
was still proceeding with its
substantive action over the
Customs raid.

“We allege that the whole
seizure of the materials and
retention of them was with-
out jurisdiction and bad,”
Mr Munroe told Tribune
Business, adding that the
retailer was claiming it was
“entitled to damages”.

“It would have affected
business to the extent Robin
Hood was open one hour
later on the day after the
raid, and they had to con-
jure up a replacement server
that was not as efficient as
the one taken, because it did
not have the same function-
ality,” the attorney added.

“Then you have the reputa-
tional damages as well.”

Mr Munroe alleged that
Customs “could have
accomplished everything” it
wanted to in last Wednes-
day’s raid by simply taking
copies of the paper records
it was seeking, and also
bringing in its own server
and forcing Robin Hood to
back up its hard drives and
electronic records on to that.

And, with Customs and
police barring Robin Hood
staff from the company’s
offices and inspecting what
was taken during the raid,
Mr Munroe said: “Our clien-
t’s IT people will not be able
to certify the righteousness
of records being taken off,
which is needed under the
Admissibility of Evidence
Act.

Foolish

“Tt was a totally foolish
action. They did not give us
a receipt. You can’t imag-
ine that’s the way Customs
investigates - you close a
business to investigate. It
makes no sense.”

Customs Comptroller
Gomez last week said Cus-
toms and Police had gone to
Robin Hood’s Harrold
Road store at closing time
on Wednesday night to get a
computer that would help
them in investigations they
had been quietly carrying

Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

out for the past month and a
half. He said Customs was
dissatisfied with documen-
tation that it had been given
over a period of time.

Mr Gomez said that over
a period of time Customs
had dealt with at least seven
Robin Hood shipments in
which all goods being
imported were cither not
declared or the documents
were unsatisfactory. It was
suggested that invoices
might have been tampered
with.

considered satisfactory
answers from Mr Schaefer,
Customs officers had on an
earlier visit taken comput-
ers from the store for inves-
tigation, he said.

It was decided that a more
in-depth investigation had
to be made into the store's
computer system. Acting on
information they had
received, a Freeport Cus-
toms officer confiscated a
lap top from a person of
interest, which led them to
the computer's main server

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tor of the company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
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March 22, 2011

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IN THE SUPREME COURT FAM/DIV/207

FAMILY DIVISION

BETWEEN

THERESEA ELIZABETH COLEBROOKE

Petitioner
AND

EDWARD WIILLARD COLEBROOKE

Respondent

NOTICE OF HEARING

That pursuant to the Petition filed naming you
EDWARD WILLARD COLEBROOKE SR. as
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of the Intention to Proceed with Ancillary Matters
will be heard of Tuesday the 22°¢ of March, 2011
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Dated the 18" day of March, A.D. 2011.

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FROM page 1B

building, and we should start
work on the police and fire
station soon. It’s going as
expected. I think we’re mov-
ing on very well; we’re
extremely positive.”

The West Bay Street re-
routing and the Commercial
Village construction work
has all gone to Bahamian
contractors, and is necessary
to pave the way for main
contractor, China State Con-
struction, to begin work on
the main resort campus and
demolish the buildings cur-
rently lining West Bay
Street.

Mr Sands said the West
Bay Street re-routing was
now “much _ further
advanced” than site prepa-
ration and clearance, adding:
“We’re basically preparing
the roadway further, and
have begun to top it up with
fill. We’re employing in
excess of 75-80 truckers to
help us in that area.

“You can just about drive
the route of the new re-rout-
ed West Bay Street and Cor-
ridor Seven..... We’re way
beyond that [site clearance].
That’s all been cleared. I



ROBERT SANDS

think it’s fair to say that’s
done, and we’re beginning
to fill in and top up. It’s get-
ting to an advanced stage.”

Construction

Mr Sands said the con-
struction start had made no
impact to date on Baha
Mar’s existing Cable Beach
resort properties, the Shera-
ton Nassau and Wyndham
and Crystal Palace Casino.

“We are doing things at
the Wyndham to ensure the
occupancy is impacted posi-

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‘Close to’ 500 Bahamians
on Baha Mar work

tively, rather than doing
nothing,” Mr Sands said. “A
lot of the advanced teams
are Staying at the Wyndham
to ensure occupancy and
mitigate against any occu-
pancy shortfall as a result of
the construction taking place
at Cable Beach.

“I know the hotels were
relatively busy last weekend,
and the week before. We’re
right in the middle of Spring
Break, and will see how it
pans out for March and the
rest of Easter.”

When construction is
completed, Baha Mar will
feature the largest Las
Vegas style casino in the
Caribbean, a Jack Nicklaus
Signature golf course, the
largest destination spa in the
region, a 20 acre eco-water-
park, a 50,000 square feet
retail village, 24 restaurants,
lounges, nightclubs, and
200,000 square feet of mod-
ern convention facilities.

There will be three new
hotels operated by Rose-
wood, Hyatt and Morgans
Hotel Group, as well as
access from the existing
Sheraton and Wyndham
hotels to the new mega-
resort.

Liquidator recovers $275k in CLICO funds

In his motion for the transfer of the First
Citizens Bank funds, Mr Gomez had alleged:

FROM page 1B

sale/transfer of its insurance policy portfo-
lio to the likely purchaser, Colina Insur-

ance Ltd.

Apart from ordering that the funds be
transferred to Mr Gomez’s care, the US
court also ordered First Citizens Bank to
produce all documentation relating to the
account, including opening forms; periodic
statements; and all transfers into and out of
this account. First Citizens was also told to
provide similar documentation for any oth-
er accounts it held, or once held, for CLICO

(Bahamas).

(Bahamas).

zens Bank.”

Sheraton
Ib D

eT

“As official liquidator, [I] have been empow-
ered by the Bahamian Official Supreme
Court to investigate CLICO (Bahamas)
assets, liabilities and financial transactions,
and to take all such assets into his custody
for the benefit of creditors of CLICO

“During the course of his investigation of
the financial affairs of CLICO (Bahamas), it
has come to the attention of [Mr Gomez]
that CLICO (Bahamas) maintained a US
dollar account, No. 1582504 at First Citi-

The new 700 room Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, The Bahamas 1s 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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FROM page 1B

Terminal at LPIA, in which
it is located, became available
to those flying from the
Bahamas to the US.

It replaces and expands the
Graycliff Boutique and Divan
that had been operating in the
former US Departures termi-
nal, and which has now been
shut down as that terminal
undergoes major renovation
and construction before being
re-opened as the new domes-
tic and international arrivals
terminal.

According to Graycliff
spokesperson, Roberta
Garzaroli, the lounge and
boutique “complement”
Graycliff’s existing cigar, cof-
fee and chocolate product
lines.

With both indoor and out-
door lounge areas, and smok-
ing and non-smoking sections,
the lounge provides to all
travelers for a small fee -
which includes access to WiFi
Internet and a drink - the kind
of environment that is typi-
cally only available to premi-
um travellers, suggests the
company.

The opening of the lounge
follows the 2009 launch of two
Graycliff lounges in Nashville
International Airport, and
more are in the pipeline.

“We’re waiting to sign
some contracts. I can’t tell you
where but I can tell you we
looked at six different US
locations,” said Ms Garzaroli.

“The response to all of the
lounges has been very posi-
tive so far.

“Everyone likes the fact
that you don’t have to be in
an airline club, like the Admi-

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 9B

Graycliff eyes $20m
‘Heritage Village’

AT YOUR SERVICE: The Graycliff loung in the airport

ral club or a Delta member, to
access it. Anyone can come
in by paying the fee.”

Begin

Closer to home, work on
Mountbatten House and the
former Sisters of Charity Con-
vent building, which were pur-
chased by the company
behind the Graycliff Hotel
and Restaurant in 2009, is set
to begin shortly.

Having purchased the prop-
erties for “a few million dol-
lars”, Graycliff plans to turn
the historic West Hill Street
properties, located opposite
the Graycliff Hotel and
Restaurant, into a “heritage
village” where visitors can
participate in chocolate mak-
ing, plus coffee roasting and
tasting sessions.

Outside, West Hill Street

will become a cobbled, pedes-
trianised zone

“We expect we will get the
building permits for that this
week,” said Ms Garzaroli,
adding that the goal is for the
project to be launched in “18
months to two years”.

“We have a Graycliff
chocolate line and coffee line
at the moment, and the idea is
that we will begin to make
those on property, bringing
in the coffee beans and the
raw cocoa beans and process-
ing them here.

“There'll be a kind of
‘Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory’ type experience,” she
said.

The project will also create
a space for Bahamian artisans,
with rooms inside the former
convent to be renovated and
rented to artists and crafts-
people to making “authentic”
Bahamian art works.

ATTENTION....

TO: ALL CIVIL SERVANTS!!!

(Not presently members of Public Workers’
Co-operative Credit Union Limited)

Just walk into the offices of the Public Workers’
Co-operative Credit Union Limited, in Nassau or
Freeport, with any amount of money, between
$100.00 and $5,000.00, and you could be approved
for DOUBLE that amount, pending receipt of:

(1) Job Letter
(2) Most recent salary slip

(3) Passport (to be copied)

(4) N.L.B. card (to be copied)

(5) Approved salary deduction form
(6) $10.00, onetime, membership fee

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Nassau (323-6594) Freeport (351-7129)
“The Family Credit Union”


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Roadwork sales falls reach 70% for some firms

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

KINNERSLEY LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000). KINNERSLEY
LIMITED, is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the
24th day of March, 2011.

Sarnia Directors Limited
of Suite V, Tower Hill House,
Le Bordage, St. Peter Port,
Guernsey, GY1 3QT
Liquidator

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

2009/CLE/qui/980

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT tract of land
comprising of Nine Hundred and Seventy Eight
and Fifty-five Hundredths (978.55) acres being the
Archibald Taylor Estate and more commonly known
as Pemberton Estates situate approximately 1.5 miles
SOUTHWEST of the Settlement of Clarence Town
in the vicinity of Galloway Landing on the Island of
Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
(Chapter 393 of the 2000 Revised Edition of the
Statute Laws of The Bahamas)

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Ellison Kenneth Minnis

NOTICE

Pursuant to the Order of the Supreme Court filed the
23" day of February, A.D. 2011.

The Petition of Ellison Kenneth Minnis,
of the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, in respect of:-

ALLTHAT tract of land comprising of Nine Hundred
and Seventy Eight and Fifty-five Hundredths
(978.55) acres being the Archibald Taylor Estate
and more commonly known as Pemberton Estates
situate approximately 1.5 miles SOUTHWEST of
the Settlement of Clarence Town in the vicinity of
Galloway Landing on the Island of Long Island
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Ellison Kenneth Minnis, claims to be the owner of
the land the subject of this Petition hereinbefore
described in fee simple free from encumbrances.

And the Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the aforesaid Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Title
Act (Chapter 393), to have her title to the said tract
of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to
be granted in accordance with the provisions of the
said Act.

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having Dower or a right of Dower or an Adverse
Claim or a Claim not recognized in the Petition shall
on or before expiration of Thirty (0) days after the
publication of these presents file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a statement of his claim in the prescribed form
verified by an affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve
a Statement of his claim on or before the expiration
of Thirty (30) days after the publication of these
presents shall operate as a bar to such claims.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected at:
The Registry of the Supreme Court;

The Chambers of ALLEN, ALLEN & CO., the
Attorneys for the Petitioner, whose address for
service is Allen House, Dowdeswell

Street, Nassau, N. P. The Bahamas.

Attomeys for the Petitioner

Dated this 22" day of February, A.D., 2011.

ALLEN, ALLEN & CoO.,
Chambers,

Allen House,
Dowdeswell Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for the
Petitioner



FROM page 1B

Sandy Schaefer, propri-
etor of Robin Hood on
Prince Charles Drive, said
his sales decline has now
increased to around 70 per
cent, from the 40 per cent
estimated a week after the
roadworks began on March

As a result, the business-
man - who faced sharp criti-
cism from Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham shortly
after he voiced his concerns
about the roadworks’ impact
on businesses - said the pos-
sibility that the store may
have to be closed is “coming
more and more to the fore-
front”.

Speaking with Tribune
Business just over a week
after 14 business operators
initially gathered to voice
their displeasure to the Gov-
ernment over the manner in
which they saw the road-
works being managed - with
what they said was little due
concern for the impact on
businesses in the area, busi-
ness owners said yesterday



“Some said they will work
with us but different officers
keep booking people.”



that little has changed.

The business community
had called for the contrac-
tor to take steps to accomo-
date two-way traffic on the
affected section of Prince
Charles Drive, where work
is being undertaken to cre-
ate four lanes, and to install
an upgrade water main, sug-
gesting that the diversions
occasioned by the restriction
of eastward traffic flow rep-
resented the greatest threat
to their businesses.

Nioshie Bourne, owner of
the East Coast Pub, said:
“Just before the press con-
ference they (the contrac-
tor) said they would have a
meeting with the business
owners and they never did.
The impact is even worse
now. Some people are com-

pletely blocked in (without
access into or out of their
businesses). Police are book-
ing people left, right and
centre who try to go in the
other direction.

“We are at the point
where we are looking into
retaining a lawyer, because
with things as slow as they
are we are going to need
compensation.”

Donald Masekenuba, pro-
prietor of Eastern Video,
said: “(The contractor) did

put up a sign which directed
people to my business, and a
little dirt track was created
where people could exit
back on to Fox Hill Road,
instead of having to take
that huge diversion, so con-
ditions have not really
degraded any further
because of that.

“But the problem is that
when people have been
coming and going that way
police have been giving
them tickets. Because of
where it is, the track doesn’t
intefere at all with the traf-
fic, it wouldn’t cause an acci-
dent, so I was asking the
officers: “Why are you now
trying to do that? Business is
dying here...’.

“Some said they will work
with us but different officers
keep booking people,”
added Mr Masekenuba.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANNE JOSEPH of PETER
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 24â„¢ DAY of MARCH 2011 to the Minister
responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Sie

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece: parcel ar bot of load nga ai Lot number
Sane (5) mo Hock Number Twenty (204m the Subdevision called and lagen as
“Coconut Cine” and chuate in the Southem Distt of the [and of New Providence
one of the [slanded the Cobmicnmorath of the Baharnae.

ANID

IN THE MATTER OF The Chnieting Titles Act, [959
AND

IN THE MATTER OF The Petition of Frederica Stuart

NOTICE

The Fetiiion of FREDERICA STUART of the Soothe district af the bland of New
Providence one-of the Helands of the Conteoemealth of he Habearre in neepaict af!

ALL THAT piece parcel of lot of land being Lot Number Mine (9) in Block Twenty (20) on the
plan or lott of the Subdivisaa called and known as “Coconut Crome” and siteate in the Souther
Destrict of the Island of Mew Providence afneesid and is numbered Qe Hundred and Sisty-
Thee (DE) which said poeve parce! or lod off Land bs bevended oop the Morth by Lot Monaber Eight
{E) in Block Mumiber Tusenty (20) of the said plain ind running thenaga (ine Hundred and! Five
(106) Feet om the East by Lot Nenber Mine]9) in Block Number Twenty (2%) of the sald pln
and renmung theeon Fifty (50) Peet on the south by Lot Number Ten (1 [/) In Block nember
Trenty( 200) of the said plan and running therena Cie Hundred and Five (105) Foot on the West
by a prrvate nodal in the saad subdivision kngun as “Thind Street” and cunning thereon Paty (30)
Peal

FREDERICA STUART clams to be the owner of the lee simple extale in parsession of the Int
oof land hereinbefore described ree from encumbrances,

AND the Petitioner has rade application to the Supreme Civart of the said Commonwealth of
The Babarvas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Aci, 1959 bo have ber tide tothe said parcel
of land investigated and the nature and exnent there! diterreined and deckanad in a Certificate of
Title to be granted in atenedance with the provisions af the said Act,

NOTICE 15 HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower of right to Dower of an Adverse:
Clam ora claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the expiration of 15th day of
April, AD. 2011 Ge in the Sopeene Court and serve on the Petitioner or dhe usdersigned a
Statentent af bis clan in the prescribed ftom vera bry an affdaeit tes be: filed thenenith,
Failure of any seach person to file and serva Sinened of hi claim on or before the (4
devo’ April, ADL 2010 will operate aa ber of sch eka.

Copies of the plan may be inspected at-

L Thee Riggiatry of the Supreme Coat

2 De parteners of Lanats and Surveys

J, The Chanbers of Turnguest & Co, Counsel d& Atiomeysil-Law, Attomeys far

the Petitioner.
Datedthe 2th day of February, AD. 2011

TURNCMIEST & CO
Chambers
1H Neszan Servet

Attorneys for the Petitioner



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

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ANASTACIA ELIZABETH
FERGUSON, (mother) of Kelly Lane, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my daughter’s name from KHADAJAH
PHYLICIA CURTIS to KHADAJAH PHYLICIA FERGUSON. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

ee
MANAGEMENT
OPPORTUNITY:

COMFORT SUITES PARADISE ISLAND is
considering highly qualified applicants for the role
of Sales Manager

Responsibilities & Requirements:

¢ Lead and motivate Sales staff by example.

¢ Possess the ability to conceptualize, design
and develop marketing strategies for private
and public sector corporations and social/
service organizations.

¢ Must be able to originate and implement

strategies, technologies and action plans for
local corporate accounts.

* Must be able to establish, maintain and
coordinate the implementation of all Sales
& Marketing and Public Relations policies
& procedures for the hotel property to
increase revenue.

¢ Facilitate the development of Sales/catering
team; and implement training programs.

¢ Self motivated with strong analytical and
problem solving skills.

¢ Prepare, analyze and report Sales budgets.

* Excellent written and oral communication

skills.

* Able to work extended hours, weekends and
holidays.

Qualifications:

¢ BA in Sales & Marketing, Hospitality
Management or equivalent from an
accredited University.

¢ Minimum of five years experience with at
least 2 years in hotel Sales & Marketing

* Working knowledge of Excel

* Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word and
hotel property management systems

Interested persons should apply in
writing only to the General Manager on or
before Friday Apnil 1, 2011.

Comfort Suites Paradise Island
P.O. Box SS6202
Nassau, Bahamas

Suitably qualified candidates need only apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications.


THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 11B



Boost for Bahamas over
UK airlift tax movement

FROM page 3B

believe that the Caribbean is
further away than Califor-
nia...

“And I can tell the House
that with the hefty duty rise
last year, and with the cost
pressures on families, we
think it would be fair to
delay this April’s Air Pas-
senger Duty rise to next
year.”

Currently, the APD
places the Bahamas and oth-
er Caribbean nations in
Band 3, implying it is fur-
ther afield than the central
and western US, thus impos-
ing a higher tax burden on
the plane ticket for travellers
to this nation. In short, it
makes airlift costs to the
Bahamas and _ other
Caribbean nations relatively
uncompetitive - in other
words, more expensive -
than even greater longer
haul flights to the US.

The rise in APD, which
was promoted by the British
government as environmen-
tally-motivated, will see each
economy class passenger
from the UK pay £75 on top
of their airfare - a 50 per
cent increase on the tax as it
previously stood.

UK airlines and travel
companies, along with
Caribbean governments and
the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation, have all spo-
ken out against the rise in
the APD prior to its imple-
mentation. Virgin Atlantic
warned many British fami-
lies will be priced out of a

holiday, while British Air-
ways chief executive Willie
Walsh branded the tax "a
disgrace".

"We will without question
continue to lobby against it,"
said Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, minister of tourism
said last year, adding:
"Every destination that
receives business from the
UK is forecasted to be down
as a result.

Delegations

“A number of tourism
ministers have already indi-
cated that they are prepared
to lead delegations to the
UK to go and talk to it. The
other side to it that every-
one is concerned about is a
contagion effect, where oth-
er countries in the EU might
decide to do same thing.”

He explained that the
"primary problem" the
Caribbean has with the
increase is the apparently
disproportionate manner in
which it is to be applied,
which makes the Caribbean
more expensive to travel to
even than destinations in the
US which are further away,
such as Hawaii.

"The whole banding is an
illogical process, especially
if the tax is ostensibly to do
with emissions," said Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace. "The
efforts of the governments
of the Caribbean was to try
to restore some sense of fair-
ness to the tax. Every coun-
try has a right to tax but in
an area so dependent on

SKINNED BANCROFT && HUGHES
CSL AN ATTA Le

tourism (it is problematic)
to make them so much less
competitive to other areas,"
he added.

Traditionally, an average
of around eight per cent of
all visitors to The Bahamas
on an annual basis are from
the UK, with this translat-
ing to a larger 15 per cent
of all visitor nights booked,
as British travellers "tend to
stay longer" than those from
the US," said Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace.

However, a UK-based
Internet travel search engine
saw an 18.2 per cent increase
in persons conducting
searches on Bahamas vaca-
tions, a Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) report
revealed last year, with this
nation the world's third
most reliant on tourism as a
percentage of total export
earnings.

The CTO report, which
focused on the likely impact
of the increase in UK Air
Passenger Duty (APD) on
demand by British tourists
for a Caribbean holiday,
noted that despite an 11.6
per cent drop in searches on
Cheapflights.co.uk for
Caribbean holidays in 2009-
2010, compared to 2008-
2009, the Bahamas saw an
18.2 per cent rise over the
same period- from 19,738 to
23,337. In addition, the
Bahamas tailed only St
Lucia and Macau when it
came to reliance on tourism,
the industry accounting for
an average 66 per cent of
total exports over the period
2004-2008.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
LEGAL SECRETARY

Excellent opportunity is available for a professional individual to
move ahead in a great career. Leading law firm is seeking to employ
a highly qualified Legal Secretary. The successful candidate should
possess the following skills and experience:

Ability to:

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Type and assemble information into proper legal form from
outlined instructions or established procedures.

Produce legal and other documents using word processing

software.

Maintain a wide variety of legal files, records, and reports
working independently in the absence of specific

instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
clients, legal and court-related personnel, attorneys, and

staff.

Prioritize assigned duties.

Job Requirements:

e Extensive experience and sound knowledge of proper legal
format and processes.

¢ 7-10 years legal secretarial experience.

¢ Knowledge of Microsoft Office and shorthand/speedwriting
skills are essential.

To Apply:

Interested persons should apply no later than 31% March, 2011 to:

Office Manager
P.O. Box N 3937
Nassau, The Bahamas



Sheraton

Meri tect LE!
Hat LT

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.

Qualifications & Experience
* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education/experience required.
* Four to five years of employment in a related position.

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 11, 2011

NOTICE

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 1s 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
P.O. BOX N 3180
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: (242) 394-0014/5; 502-6500


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Press Release

Bahamasair/ Thrifty Car Rental
Quarterly Promotion Recipients.
Prize includes airfare on Bahamasair,
3 days Thrifty C-Car and 2 nights Hotel.

Hakers Dap

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Golf Professional/Developer

Key Responsibilities

Communicate on a daily basis with the General

Manager and Assistant General Manager to ensure

a coordinated effort at providing year round quality
experiences for members and guests.

Coordinate development of operating and capital

budgets according to the budget calendar; monitors
monthly and takes effective corrective action as
required.

Analyzes other financial statements and establishes
controls to safeguard funds. Reviews income and
costs relative to goals; takes corrective action as
necessary.

Welcomes new club members; meets and greets all
club members as practical during their visits to the
club.

Enforce all of the club rules and regulations governing

the use of Baker’s Bay facilities.

Establish Operating Criteria for Golf Operations.
Develop an opening critical path for Golf Operations
Develop standards of service for Golf Operations
and an opening and ongoing training program for new
employees.

Oversee the design, purchase, and installation of all
Golf Operations Department FF&E.

Supervise all Golf Operations staff.

Daily/Weekly job responsibilities developed for all
positions in Golf Operations

Job Descriptions developed for all positions in Golf
Operations.

Weekly scheduling of all Golf Operations employees.
Handle personnel problems as they arise in Golf
Operations.

Evaluate employee’s introductory and annual
performance reviews.

Interview prospective employees and supervisory
staff.

Attend all relevant operational meetings.

Conduct weekly meetings with line staff and
supervisory staff.

Complete daily, weekly and monthly reports as
required.

Ms Sabrina Francis and
Albertha Lynes, Bahamasair.

Albertha Lynes, Bahamasair and
Mr. Francis

WANTED

IT Systems Administrator is required
by fast-growing company.

Qualifications and Skills

* Associate degree in Golf Operations,
Golf Management, Management, Business
Administration or related area of study.
Strong leadership, organizational, computer, and
communication skills.
Strong operational background in retail, golf,
food and beverage, and member services.
Ability to source, design and implement training
programs.
Financial experience especially with creating and
implementing budgets.
Experience with private club and/or start up
operations a plus.

Applicant should able to:

¢ Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine
efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with
existing system, and make recommendations to
improve performance.

¢ Design and implement systems, network
configurations, and network architecture, including
hardware and software technology, site locations, and
integration of technologies.

¢ Maintain, diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve
hardware, software, or other network and system
problems, and replace defective components when
necessary.

¢ Plan, coordinate, and implement network security
measures to protect data, software, and hardware.

If you would like to be a part of a dynamic, App leanesnonia Mave?

progressive and growing organization, send
your resume to: hr@bakersbayclub.com or to
the attention of the VP Human Resources at fax
242-365-5814.

¢ Systems Administration/System Engineer
certifications such as MCSE or similar.

¢ Minimum of four years IT network administration
experience.

* Knowledgeable in POS systems such as MICROS
would be an asset.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in Interested persons should e-mail their resume to
The Bahamas!” thehumanresources33@gmail.com

: EG CAP

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1,200

5.50 ICD Utilities 7.40 7.30 -0.10
9.80 J. S. Johnson 9.82 9.82 0.00
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029) BAH29
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) + FBB17
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) + FBB22
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00, 7%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB1S5 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid ® Ask ® Last Prirce Daily Wet.
Bahamas Supermarkets. N/A N/A 14.00
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
CFAL Bond Fund 1.5179 5.51% 6.90%
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.9486 0.04% 1.45%
1.5141 CFAL Money Market Fund 1.5837 0.61% 4.59%
2.8522 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 2.7049 -0.56% -15.54%
13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund 13.4392 0.61% -0.22%
101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund 114.3684
99.4177 CFAL Global Equity Fund 106.5528
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.1465
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund
Royal Fidelity Bah Int Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 1
Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 2
Royal Fidelity Bah Intl Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 3
Royal Fidelity Int! Fund - Equities Sub Fund

1,550

Interest
99.46 0.00. 6.95%

100.00, 0.00. 7%

100.00 0,00. Prime + 1.75%

52wk-Hi__5S2wk-Low,
99.46
100.00
100.00
100.00

100.00

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

EPS $
-2.945
0.001

Div &
0.000
0.000

52wk-ILow

4.540
0.002

0,000 9,03.
0,000 261.90

NAV 3MTH
1.498004
2.918256
1.564030

NAV GMTH
1.475244
2.910084
1.545071

NAV Date
30-Nov-10
28-Feb-11
11-Feb-11
31-Jan-11
31-Jan-11
30-Jun-10
30-Sep-10
31-Dec-10
31-Dec-10
31-Dec-10

1.4076
2.8300

12.49%
7.18%
5.20%
4.73%
5.35%

109,392860
100.779540

107.570619
105.776543

9.98%
4.75%
5.20%
4.73%
5.358%:

11,0000
1.0000
9,1005

1.1185
1.1491

9,7950 4.85% 5.45% 30-Nov-10

10.0000,
10.6417 -1.20% 0.50% 30-Nov-10
9.1708
1.27%

9.95%

31-Jan-11
31-Jan-11

10.1266 1.27%
8.4510 0.72%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
ASk $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

4.8105

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52Wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
S41) - S-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

NAV - Net Asset Value
NM - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Grocers say high vegetable
prices should drop soon

DAVID MERCER,
Associated Press
NOMAAN MERCHANT,
Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.

A nearly 50 percent increase
in vegetable prices that has sent
shoppers reeling in the produce
aisle should ease in the coming
weeks as farmers send grocers
more tomatoes, lettuce and oth-
er crops.

Vegetable prices shot up last
month after cold weather in the
southern U.S. and Mexico
destroyed much of the winter
vegetable supply, the Com-
merce Department said. From
tomatoes in Florida to lettuce in
Arizona, fruit and vegetables
became frostbitten, and prices
rose for the produce farmers
could save. Costs should be
coming down soon, though, as
crops farmers planted after the
winter freezes start to reach
stores, said growers, grocers
and analysts. Grocers also typ-
ically switch this time of year
to crops planted for spring, said
Jody Shee, an analyst for the
market research firm Mintel.

"Unless there are any other
weather issues, the prices
should bounce back pretty
soon," she said.

The Iowa-based Hy-Vee
supermarket chain, which has
more than 230 stores in the
Midwest, already is seeing
cheaper prices for lettuce, broc-
coli and other vegetables,
spokeswoman Ruth Comer
said. But tomatoes and cucum-
bers, which were hit hard by



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

cold weather in Mexico, could
remain high for one more
month, she said.

Vegetables imported from
Mexico often offset losses in
the U.S. during winter freezes,
but that wasn't the case this
year because the cold stretched
further south than usual, said
Gary Lucier, an agricultural
economist with the USS.
Department of Agriculture's
Economic Research Service.

The result was the biggest
one-month increase in overall
food prices Americans have
seen since 1974 and the steepest
rise in U.S. inflation in nearly
two years.

"I've been paying more on
everything,” said Anne
Schwartz, 63, who lives west of
Chicago in Winfield, Ill. "You
used to be able to walk in there
and get three avocados for a
dollar.”

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANGELO DION CURRY of
KOOL AIR SUB ROAD, P.O. BOX $S-19797, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registratior/naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 24" DAY of MARCH, 2011 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PETERSON DUPERVIL of
#10 IMPERIAL PARK, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17th day of
MARCH, 2011 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE
I-POWER LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) - POWER LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 22nd March, 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Peter

Leppard of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore
039393.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Peter Leppard
Liquidator

NOTICE

BRILLIANT LUSTRE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) BRILLIANT LUSTRE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 22nd March, 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is David Lee
Yuen Yeow of Premier Universal Resources Pte.
Ltd., 7 Temasek Boulevard, #04-01 Suntec Tower
One, Singapore 038987.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



David Lee Yuen Yeow
Liquidator
THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 13B



0
Bernanke says bank overhaul will help small banks

MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke told a group of
executives from smaller banks
Wednesday that the financial
overhaul will level the playing
field for them with the indus-
try's giants.

Bernanke said it would be
important for the banks to
adapt to the changing regula-
tory environment, in remarks
to the annual convention in San
Diego of small- and medium-
sized banks. Bernanke
acknowledged their concerns
about the new law. But he said
most of the requirements are
aimed the country's biggest
banks and not them.

Congress passed the regula-
tory law last year in an effort to
prevent a repeat of the 2008
financial crisis. Small-bank
executives have complained
that it will cost them a lot of
money to meet the new rules,
even though they were not
responsible for causing the
financial crisis.

Vital

Bernanke said that the hun-
dreds of community banks,
those with assets below $10 bil-
lion, would play a vital role in
the nation's recovery because
they are an important source
of loans for small businesses.

"Although we are not yet
where we would like to be, the
good news is that many com-
munity banks have already
been doing their part to meet
the credit needs of their cus-
tomers, notably including small
business customers," Bernanke
said in his speech to the Inde-
pendent Community Bankers
of America.

Bernanke said that it was for-
tunate that Congress had decid-
ed to preserve the Fed's regu-
latory connection to small
banks. In one version of the
measure, the Fed would have
lost the power to regulate them.
But the law maintains the Fed's
powers and even broadened it
to include thrift holding com-
panies. The thrifts themselves
will be regulated by the Office
of the Comptroller of the Cur-
rency. Congress abolished the
Office of Thrift Supervision,
which was a weak regulator.

The Fed chairman said the
broadened role for the central
bank benefits everyone.

"We are delighted that,



BEN BERNANKE

through our supervision, our
gathering of economic intelli-
gence and the activities of our
community affairs departments,
we will be able to remain fully

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engaged with grass-roots Amer-
ica," Bernanke said.

In response to an audience
question, Bernanke said that
the Fed understood that Con-
gress wanted to shield smaller
banking institutions from the
impact of a new law that
requires large banks to trim
debit card fees. At stake is the
$16 billion each year that,
according to the Fed, stores
must pay banks and other cred-
it card issuers when customers
use the cards.

The Fed, which must imple-
ment a rule to put the new law
into effect, understands that
banks with assets of less than
$10 billion should be protect-
ed from losing the fees they
now receive, Bernanke said.
"At the Federal Reserve, we
are quite aware that the Con-
gress in writing this law intend-
ed for smaller (card) issuers to
be exempt, carved out from the
broader statute," Bernanke
said. "And in our rule-writing,

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GN 1194

MINISTRY OF THE EXVIKONMENT

PORT DEPARTMENT

GOVERSMENT NOTICE

INVITATION FOR SALVAGE

The Government of the Bahamas ts inviting Salvage Companies for the
following tor Salvage Service the Port Department, Ministry of The

Environment

* Sulvare Service -The Wreek/M/¥ “Captain Victor”

Interested parties may obtain further information from the following as at

18° March, 7010 from:

Port Controller

The Port Department
Prince George Dock
~uSssHU, Bahamas
Telephone Wo, (242)302-0225/6

Between the hours of 9:00a.m. and $:00p.m. Monday through Friday.

Proposals are to be submitted in Triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope (3)

Marked “Proposal for the Salvage of the Wreck MV “Captain Vietor’

addressed ta:

The Port Controller
The Port Department
Prince George Dock
PU, Box 6-875,
Nassau, The Bahamas

No later than 5:00p.m.on the 1" April, 2011,

Proposal will be opened at 1: (Mla.m. on the 4°

of the Port Cantroller, Port Department

" April, 2011 at the Office

THE GOVERSMEST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL

PROPOSALS



we will do everything we can
and use all the powers we have
to try to make sure that that
carve-out is effective."
Bernanke had previously
told lawmakers that the exemp-

tion for smaller banks might
not work. The concern on the
part of the small banks is that
merchants might refuse to
accept their cards because they
carry a higher fee. Bernanke

has said that problems in deal-
ing with all the complexities of
the new law may mean that the
Fed is not able to complete the
rule to implement the law by
an April 21 deadline.

Store Manager

Kelly's is seeking a motivated person to be a full-time Store Manager at Kelly’s House
& Home. The position will demand a resourceful communicator and leader able to
motivate adults and create a sense of ‘team’ within the personnel under their care,
as well as someone experienced in providing an excellent level of customer service.

This is a middle management position and the successful applicant will be a member
of a management team responsible for the day-to-day operation of Kelly’s House
& Home at the Mall at Marathon. Responsiblities will include but not be limited to

ensuring:

* the efficient and effective daily operation of the Store and Warehouse

* a high quality of Customer Service and responding to Customer issues

* the cleanliness and maintenance of the Store and Warehouse

* the welfare, performance and development of the Retail and Warehouse staff
* that company policies and procedures are maintained throughout the Store

and Warehouse

Candidates must have proven interpersonal skills and be willing to be flexible.
Managerial experience in a retail environment will be beneficial. Benefits will include
medical, pension, and profit-sharing plans, with remuneration package dependant
on qualifications and experience.

E-mail letter of application with comprehensive resume to info@kellysbahamas.com

COMMON WEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
Ih THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law & Equity Diviaion L——— 7 = eae

IN THE MATTER of che Quieting Titles Act, 1959

with "Store Manager" as subject.

No phone calls please

Tel: 343) 333-4002
Fax: (242) 393.4096

: =
SUPREME COURT |

FEB 2 8 Zum

ASS AU, BAHAMAS

2010

CLEiqeavMa; 163]

ALL THAT pices parcel of tract of land totalling 11.27
acres situate om Stocking Island near the Settlement of
Greeege Town on the bland of Great Exoma one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahames.

ANT

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Lois Marshall
and trene Strachan

THE PETITION of Lois Marshall and Trent Strachan im respect of:

AMENDED MOrmrb

“ALL. THAT tract of land siteate on Stocking Island near Greal
Exuma boamded Neetheastwardly by Crown Land separating it
from the sea Southesstwardly by vacest Crown Land aed land
grammed Amthony Forbes Woestwardiy and Sowthwestwandiy by
Crown Land aed Mornhwestwardly by land surveyed to Henry

Evans.”

Logs Marshall and Irene Strachan claim to be the owners of the unencambered fee simegle Canale in

Commonwealth of The Bahamas ender Section Three (7) of the Qeeieting Titles Act, 1949 to have

thelr title bo the said land investigated and the mature and extent thereof determined and declined

in a Certificate of Tithe to be granted by the Court in aceordance with the provisions of the saad

Act.

Copies of the Petition amd the Plan of the said land may be apected during normal ottice hours

in the following: places:

|. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Sereet North im the City of Nassau,

Bahamas; se

2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Oo,, 835 Buen Retirs Road, off Shirley Street, Massa,

Bahamas; and

MOTICE is hereby given thal any pers hawng deewer or right to dower or an Adwerse (laim or

a claim mot recognized im the Petition shall an or before the exparation of Thirty (0) days after

the final publication of these peesemcs, file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or

the undersigned a Statement of his clam in the prescribed form verified by an affedardt to be filed

Cherewith.

Failure af any sech person te file and serve a Seanement of bis Claim on or belore the

expiration of Thirty (30) dave after the final publication of these presents will operate as a bar to

such claim.

Diabetic 2a day of February A Dh 21)

Loclilud ? Co,
LOCKHART & CO
Chambers

434 Buen Retiro Pad
off Shirley Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Anomeys for tke Petnioners


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

THE TRIBUNE



Europe debt market tensions worsen ahead of summit

GABRIELE STEINHAUSER,
AP Business Writers

PAN PYLAS,

AP Business Writers
BRUSSELS

Europe's debt market jitters
flared up again Wednesday as
investors worried about the
near-term fates of Portugal and

Treland, an ill omen on the eve
of a summit where EU leaders
plan to complete their crisis-
fighting plan.

Investors doubt the two
countries, embroiled in finan-
cial crises that have created
political shockwaves, will be
able to cut their borrowing
loads through austerity mea-

sures alone, meaning Europe's
debt crisis will likely get worse
before it gets better.
Portugal's minority govern-
ment could fall if lawmakers
fail to back the latest austerity
package later Wednesday.
That would put Lisbon into
political limbo just as it faces
huge debt repayment deadlines

F xe
join
Learning & Development
Coordinator

Kelly's is seeking a fully-qualified and experienced professional to become the

full-time Learning and Development Coordinator for the 350 + employees in
Kelly's House & Home and Kelly's Lumber Yard. The position will demand a
resourceful communicator able to motivate adults with varying educational
backgrounds and qualifications, as well as someone capable of developing and
implementing on-going in-house training and development programs. Such
programs will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

* Orientation courses for all new employees

* Customer Service courses for all retail employees

* Computer familiarisation courses

* Product-specific knowledge courses for all retail employees

* Safety courses for drivers and warehouse/yard personnel

* Supervisory/leadership courses for current and prospective supervisors
* Personal development courses for career advancement

The successful applicant will also be expected to seek out and develop strong
links with other providers of external on-going work-related courses in specialized
and technical areas. Previous experience in adult education would be an asset.

This is a position for an experienced and qualified professional, who is willing
to demonstrate a long-term commitment to Kelly's development and expansion.
Benefits include medical, pension, and profit-sharing plans, with remuneration
package dependant on qualifications and experience.

E-mail letter of application with comprehensive resume to info@kellysbahamas.com
with "Learning and Development Coordinator" as subject.

No phone calls please

Kelly's "+.

Mall at Marathon

Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
Tel: (343 393-4002 aay F:00am-9:00pm
Fax: (242) 393-4096 www.kellysbahamas.com

GM 1159

3 ae

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

AN INVITATION FOR TENDERS

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the Cleaning and
Maintenance of Community Parks at various locations on the island of New
Providence

Interested parties may obtain further information including eligibility to
participate and may collect the bidding document upon payment of a non
refundable fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) as of 14° March 2011 From:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road

Nassau, The Bahamas

P.O. Box $5-19048

Telephone No, (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No. (242) 322-8073 between the
hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are to be
submitted in triplicate (3) in sealed envelope (5) addressed to:

The Tenders Board

C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance

Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P, ©. Box N-3017

Nassau, N.P.

The Bahamas

No later than 28" March 2011 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Tenders will be open at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, 29° March 2011, at the

office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders



and desperately needs markets’
confidence.

In Ireland, the results of
stress tests next week will reveal
the true extent of capital needs
at the countries’ struggling
banks.

Dublin wants more help to
manage the bank losses, threat-
ening to burn senior bondhold-
ers — who have so far been
spared in Europe's debt crisis
— if none is forthcoming.

At the same time, Prime
Minister Enda Kenny's new
government is not making
many friends among its euro-
zone counterparts by continu-
ing to refuse changes to its
rock-bottom corporate tax rate
even while demanding lower
interest rates on its euro67.5
billion ($96 billion) bailout.

A German government and
an EU official both said the
chance of Ireland getting a bet-
ter deal in its rescue loans at
the summit was very low. Both
officials declined to be named
in line with department policy.



(AP Photo/Armando Franca)

CRISIS: A man walks down the steps of the Portuguese parliament in
Lisbon Tuesday, March 22 2011. The expected defeat of the minor-
ity government's latest spending plans in a parliamentary vote
Wednesday will likely force its resignation and could stall national and
European efforts to deal with the continent's protracted debt crisis.

Against that backdrop, the
mood in the bond markets was
distinctly pessimistic.

The yield — or interest rate
— on Portugal's ten-year bonds
was up 0.10 percentage point
to 7.63 percent, just short of
euro-era highs, while Ireland's
yield was up 0.35 percentage
point at 10.05 percent, after hit-

ting a record high earlier in the
day. More significantly,
investors are asking for even
more to lend in the short term.
Analysts say that is due to con-
cerns among private investors
that they could be forced to
take losses in case of bailouts
under the eurozone's crisis
regime for 2013 onwards.

GN 1195

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

Itis hereby notified Pursuant to Section Five (3) of the Industries Encoarmgement Act,
Chapter 201, that the Minister is about to consider whether the manufacturer specified in
the first column of the table below showld be declared an “APPROVED
MANUFACTURER” in relation to the products spectfied in the third column,

| MANUFACTURER

| Cariluxe Lid,

LOCATION OF
FACTORY PREMISES
Gladstone Road Industrial
Park, Lot 16

PRODUCTS |

Cellularpyo

Any interested person having any objection to such a declaration should give notice im
writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office of the Prime Minister,
before the 7" April, 20101, by letter addressed tn:-

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER.

P.O. Box CB-109RD
ASSAD, §LP.,
THE BAHAMAS

DAVID BR. DAVIS
Permanent Secretary

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT

(CHAPTER 326)

Iti hereby notitied pursuant to Section Seven (7) of the Industries Encouragement Act
thal the Minister is about to consider whether the following products should be declared
“APPROVED PRODUCTS® for the purposes of that Act

Cellular PVC

FRODUCTS

~ | RAW MATERIALS TO BE USED IN

{Jo CUMMANUFACTURE |

Kaw gomilbed, solid) core, foamed PVC, |

| raw unmilled high density polyethylene

| (HDPE), raw unfinished wood particle
onmposite (WRC) panels and planks
Laminate epoxy, acrylic and
polyurethane filler and adhesive

| Stainbess steel and aluminum fasteners

| Plastic straps and wrapping materials

Any inlerested person having any ehjection to such a declaration should pive notice in
writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office of the Prime Minister,
before the 7° April, 2011, by letter addressed to:-

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

P.O. Box CB-10980
NASSAU, NLP.,
THE BAHAMAS

DAVID BR. DAVIS
Permanent Secretary

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


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genesis of the Christian

Counselling Center (CCC)
was the cocaine epidemic that ran
rampant in the 1980s. But at that
time addicts and their families,
many of whom were connected to
the nation’s churches, were in
great need of help.

After much prayer, the founders -
Pastor A Morris Russell, then senior pas-
tor at Calvary Bible Church and first cen-
tre director Pastor Frederick Arnett -
created a place that was rooted in
Christian philosophy and committed to
providing psychological counselling to
families in need. Twenty five years later,
the steady hand of Pastor Arnett is at the
helm steering the centre into its silver
anniversary

“The centre came about as a result of
much prayer. We started back when we
had the cocaine epidemic. Shortly after
the centre was created, I realised there
weremore families seeming to be hurting
than the addicts. The parents were losing
their groceries, cars and all the other
things. We decided we would shift the
focus to providing family therapy,” said
Pastor Amett.

It was a shift that stood the test of time,
because family support services are still
at the core of the centre’s work. Clients
include those who come from the church
community, as well as referrals from the
courts, schools, private entities and
walkins.

Accordng to the center’s mission, it
provides professional counselling and
educational resources to help hurting
people in a way that inspires growth in
relationships with God, others and self in
an accepting, caring, and confidential
environment. Counselling is offered to
individuals, couples, families and groups
for spiritual, emotional, social, behav-
ioural, interpersonal, pre-marital, family
and AIDS related issues.

While the Christian perspective is cen-
tral to its approach, the trained counsel-
lors that work at the CCC have a strong
background in psychology. “Some
Christian people are totally against psy-
chology and throw that out the window.
We are not like that,” said Pastor Amett.
The CCC embraces its Christian heritage
and other counselling tools.

“We don’t ask you about your church
or your political leanings. When you
present with your problems we work with

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you no matter who you are. It
is non denominational and
non political. I think that is
important, because some peo-
ple are hesitant to come. They
think they are going to get a
holy zap and they are going to
be preached at,” said Helen
Arnett, Director of
Counselling Services.

“We don’t just preach about
the Bible. We integrate the
bible with psychology. Clients
who are not church affiliated
people, when they end up
here, after the initial session,
they say they were afraid to
come because they thought
they were going to be
preached a sermon, but they
realise we listen and show care
and empathy,” said Mrs
Arnett.

Many of the centre’s clients
end up making serious com-
mitments to God, and some of
them will be sharing testimoni-
als at the anniversary banquet
on Friday, April 1 and the
thanksgiving service on
Sunday, April 3. The silver
anniversary is being celebrat-
ed under the theme, “Holy
Spirit: Our Counsellor”. There
is also a walkathon on
Saturday, April 2.

Mrs Arnett said she believes
the work of the center is so
important because of the level of stress
experienced by people in the community
is severe. She said people are going
thraigh things with their marriages, their
jobs, their families, and the support they
receive at the centre helps to prevent
them from going “suicidal or homicidal”.

“The challenges are so grave that we
are often a buffer for people so that they
don’t end up in Sandilands or prison. I
think persons need the support system
because sometimes family members who
are close to the situation cannot be objec-
tive and some persons who are in churc h-
es do not feel comfortable confiding in
their pastors or priests because they fear
their confidential information will end up
in sermons,” said Mrs Amett.

“We are such a small place and a lot of
us tend to know who is who, and people
don’t want their business spread so they
tend to back off. They come to a place
like this where they are assured confiden-
tiality and they have confidence that
whatever is discussed remains here,” she
said.

The centre handles about 100 consulta-



HONOUREES: Pastor Fredrick and Mrs. Arnett

tions per month, dealing with health
related issues, marital conflicts, work-
place problems, drug addictions, and
other needs. The demands on the centre
reach beyond New Providence, with peo-
ple travelling from the Family Islands
and even as far as Florida to seek sup-
port. In 2007, the centre expanded to
Abaco, creating a satellite center in
Marsh Harbour. That centre continues to
grow from strength to strength, said
Pastor Amett.

“The reason I believe we have lasted so
long is because of the necessary help that
is being received. We have never adver-
tised, but you would find that individuals
come for us for help and as a result they
tell their friends. If they come and get pre
marital counselling they tell their friends
to do the same. Those who come with
marital problems share the experience
with their friends. The majority of our
clients come in as a result of one client
telling another friend. So I am convinced
we have lasted long and are still consid-
ered to be very effective because of the
help that people are actually receiving,”
he said.

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RELIGION

The Tribune

Freedom from Alcohol

DRINKING alcoholic beverages is not
cool, and it is contrary to God's will.
Alcohol deceives, defiles, destroys and the
Holy Scriptures condemns drinkenness.
Total abstinence from all alcoholic bever-
ages is the only wise choice for Christians.
The consumption of alcohol is dangerous
for several reasons.

Alcohol Deceives - "Wine is a mocker
and beer a brawler, whoever is led astray
by them is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1,
N.LV.). Alcohol does not make you beau-
tiful, smart, handsome, tall, strong, witty,
sexy or more sophisticated - just drunk.

Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimu-
lant. It staggers the brain, the feet and the
whole personality. It promises exhalation
yet actually destroys the sensitivity of the
nervous system and reflexes. It dulls
thinking.

Alcohol promises to settle the nerves
and help one gain control, but in fact it
leads one to loss of control. The user
believes that he or she can stop at any
point. The alcoholic lies to himself and
refuses to believe he is an alcoholic. How
many times does the poor deceived per-



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son brag about being able to handle his
alcohol?"

The juvenile offender in court says to
the judge, "I just had a soft one or a few
beers". (The character of alcohol in beers
does not differ from that in wine, whiskey,
brandy or vodka.) The alcoholic knows
the harmful affects of the drug, but excus-
es himself by saying, "I am hurting myself
and no other". But homes are broken,
school fees are unpaid, child support not
given and families are destroyed because
of this drug.

I saw a sign, some time ago on one of
our main streets, which read: "Drink
Responsibly". Can you really drink
responsibly? I do not believe so. I am just

not addressing this topic because of my
religious faith, No, as a matured
Bahamian, I wish to state that I never
used alcohol at any time in my life. I
believe it is impossible to be under the
influence of alcohol and not affect others.
Alcohol Defiles - Alcohol ingested into
the human body defiles the temple of God
- (I Corinthians 3:16, 17). It adversely
affects every cell in the body. It causes
toxic damage to the central nervous sys-
tem and the brain. It causes a loss of men-
tal powers and destroys inhibitions that
are needed for morality and personal safe-
ty. God wants us to think clearly, but our
God has given us the power choice, which
is lost under the influence of alcohol.
Sobriety is commanded in the Holy
Scriptures. Believers are exhorted to not
be drunken, "But let us, who are of the
day, be sober" (IThessalonians 5:8). As
Christians we are to be in control of our
mind, and be sober. (IPeter 1:13).
Believers are to be alert to the times,
sober and prayerful (I Peter 4:7). Grace
teaches against drunkenness and that we
should live soberly, righteously, and Godly

in this present world."

Many Olympic champions of the world
are total abstainers from alcohol bever-
ages. They know the damage it does to
the body, mind and spirit.

Alcohol is Destructive - A person who
destroys his body and mind will be
destroyed by God. Many do not under-
stand whenever the first drink is taken, it
is the first step toward death. Alcoholics
are candidates for suicide.

Alcoholism destroys families. It makes
widows, orphans, fills divorce courts, and
dooms families with vicious force. It
bankrupts families and doesn't care
whether they are not properly sheltered,
educated, fed, or clothed. There can be
no peaceful co-existence with alcoholism.
It masters all under its influence and
destroys all it masters."

Alcohol is involved in escalating rates
of murders, rapes, robberies, physical
abuses and violent crimes. Government
estimates place the economic cost of alco-
holism (including lost population, acci-
dents, health care, and fires) in the billions
each year.



The Flower

A FOWLER is characterised as a skilled,
patient and experienced hunter, who stud-
ies his victim intensely and accurately well
in advance of launching an attack.

Nearly, one hundred per cent of the time
the fowler is indiscernible or not obvious
to its victims and as you read on, the victim
has no reason to suspect.

The Bible says that God will surely
deliver us from the snare or the traps of
the fowler, Psalm 91:3.

The truth is, only he can, because we
will never know who the fowler is until an
attack is made, and their attack is either
disabling or fatal.

So I decided to ask God the question,
how do I recognise the fowler? And he
instructed me to Psalm 55: 12-14. Now,
before we go any further remember the
fowler has already prepared his trap for
you. However you have absolutely no idea
of this because the fowler does everything
within his power to convince you that he
has your best interest at heart. Always
inquiring about the intimate details of
your life yet, it is these patient, manipula-
tive and subtle skills that you are not
aware of that will make him successful as it
relates to his vicious plans towards you.

So, in Psalm 55:12, we immediately dis-
cover that the fowler is definitely not
someone we would classify as our enemy,
neither is he/she the one that displays hate
towards us or resists us in anyway. In fact
scripture reveals that the fowler is the one

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reveal that all fowlers
enter all relationships

with hidden agen-
das. Sadly these
people are extremely
unhappy with them-
selves, and see the
need to covertly
partner with others
to inflict unimagin-
able misery on them.

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that is equal to us. Always assisting, and
giving the impression that they are always
there for us. The one who guides us, the
one who we are acquainted with, sharing
all our secrets, and personal areas of our
lives with, giving details of marital bed-
room business etc. Wow! The ones we call
close friends.

In fact it is this gathering of intelligence
of their victim, via their victims, that
makes their plans to destroy their victim so
successful. The truth is their victim
unknowingly becomes a co-conspirator to
their own demise through the ignorance of
the fowler’s true purpose in their lives.

Now, it becomes crystal clear that when
an attack is launched, the success of that
attack is solely based on the quality of
information you’ve release by means of
manipulation acquire through deception
by the fowler. Regrettably, these attacks
usually conclude in its victims being at
least disabled or worst case scenario fatal-
ly damaged. Since the attack is in a guerril-
la warfare format, meaning a surprise
attack the victim is hit hardest at the very
core of their soul, (soul being their mind,
thoughts and will, the administrator of
their entire being) because surprisingly the
one who is perpetrating this great evil (the
fowler) was always considered to be their
close friend, with absolutely no reason to
suspect otherwise.

Research will reveal that all fowlers
enter all relationships with hidden agen-
das. Sadly these people are extremely
unhappy with themselves, and see the
need to covertly partner with others to
inflict unimaginable misery on them. The
fowler's understanding of happiness is glo-
tying in the misery of others, and at the

same time being key players in the initia-
tion of that misery. One must wonder how
these folks live with themselves? Well, the
truth is they don't live with themselves,
because they are forever changing faces
and personalities to accommodate their
victim's lust for genuine friendship all in
an effort to totally destroy their victim.

Asa reference point, all friends have the
potential to become fowlers in our lives,
based on the above revelatory insight. We
are now charged with the responsibility of
identifying and extinguishing the diabolic
plans of the fowler/s that are clearly not
favourable towards us or anything that
concerns us. Scripture says, “He that keeps
his mouth simultaneously keeps his life:
but he that open wide his lips shall have
destruction” Proverbs 13:3.

THE INITIAL SIGN OF A FOWLER BEGINS
WITH A SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY.

Heavenly father, once again I adore you,
more so for this divine revelation, that you
have so graciously given to me for your
people. This revelation is just another sign
of your promise of pouring out your spirit
in the last days. Thank you Father that
you have chosen me, as a recipient of the
out pouring of your spirit. ITnow com -
mand every present fowler and potential
fowler in the lives of your people to be
immediately exposed, and their evil decep -
tive plans be brought to a screeching halt
and destroyed indefinitely in the matchless
name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

¢ By Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
The Tribune

RELIGION

Being Born

MOST OF us have seen the birth of a
child or a pet. It may evoke a mixture of
feelings, but usually there is some sense
of wonder at the miracle of new life. We
all know that the rearing of a child
involves much time, effort, emotion,
energy and money. It is lifetime invest-
ment in a lifelong relationship.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says to
Nicodemus: “Ve ry truly, I tell you, no one
can see the Kingdom of God without
being born from above” John 3 :3
(NRSV). What about our re-birthexperi-
ence? For those of us baptised as infants,
we are set on the path early in life, but we
have to make an intentional effort to
keep growing in the faith. We have to

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avail ourselves of all opportunities pre-
sented after we leave home or come of
age. It takes time, effort, energy and
money to be actively involved in events
which foster Christian maturity and min-
istry.

If we invest money in stocks or shares,

would we be satisfied if there was no
growth or interest? When we refuse to
grow, how do you think God feels about
our spiritual returns on Christ’s invest-
ment on the cross? If a farmer or a gar-
dener sows seeds, there is an expectation
of a harvest. How productive andfmitful
is your spiritual life?

When it comes to your character and
personality, remember that you are
reborn under the sign of the cross.
Christians should not be following horo-
scopes and considering astrological signs
to control mood, attitude and behaviour.
The only star we should be talking about
is the Star of Bethlehem and the Bright
Morning Star of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 * PG 23

As we look to emulate our Lord and
Saviour, it is love, joy, peace and the
other Fruit of the Spirit which should be
reflected in our encounters with others.
We are born again to unlimited possibili-
ties and the potential to become great
women and men of God, as God desires
and designs for us. Our destiny is to be
shaped by God’s will and plan for our
lives.

Does your re-birth show? What needs
to happen for others to see how much
you glorify God in your thoughts, words,
and deeds? Lent is an excellent time to
consider applying yourself to the task of
spiritual self-discipline and the “disci-
pling” of others.



receive a blessing. The delegates were
reminded that a woman however well
intentioned cannot teach a boy how to
be a man. “Teach our young men the
way, if we are to make this country a
better place men have to take charge
of getting our young men back on
track. If they make fewer mistakes we
will be better off then we are today
with the high rate of crime. This can
only happen when men respond to the
call of God,” he said.

The men were also encouraged as a
branch to look at sponsoring men of
their parish to attend conferences if
they can’t attend because of financial
reasons. He closed by challenging the
men once again to be the role models
God mandated them to be.

The Sons of Thunder, the ACM’s
Choir rendered a selection along with
a welcome addresses by Joel Reckly
President of St Peters ACM, Esmond
Weeks Vice President, ACM Northern
Region, Kevin Ryan, ACM Council
President and Rev DeAngelo Bowe,
Rector of Sts Peter and Anne, North
Abaco.

On Thursday March 17, the day
began with devotions lead by council
chaplin Winston Clarke. The AGM
began at 9.30 am and was chaired by
Kevin Ryan, ACM Council President.
The agenda included the ratification of
the new constitution, the council presi-
dent, the vice- president of the
Northem Region and the treasurer
presented their reports.

The delegates then broke into work-
ing groups to brain storm and come up
with a template for a Big Brother/
Little Brother program. President
Ryan informed the men that the find-
ings will be presented at the next coun-
cil meeting for comment and action. A
mid —day mass was said by Rev Willish
Johnson, rector of the host parish St
John the Baptist, Marsh Harbour. Her

ELEGATES from across
Dr Bahamas and The
Turks and Caicos

Islands descended on the beau-
tiful island of Abaco in the set-

tlement of Marsh, Harbour to
attend the 38th Annual
Diocesan Anglican Church Men
(ACM)conference. This year’s
theme was “A call to ministry”
scripture text, Luke 10:37 and
the conference theme song was
“Here I am Lord.” Conference
chairman was Dwight Gibson,
Past President of Holy Trinity,
and ACM.

After registration and a light brunch,
the delegates took part in two commu-
nity service projects- Church repairs at
Church of the Holy Spirit, Blackwood
and an environmental project at
Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town.
At 7.30 pm the conference was official-
ly opened at the Parish of St Simon by
the Sea in Treasure Cay, by Arch
Deacon of Administration James E
Palacious who gave the opening
charge.

The Archdeacon encouraged the
delegates to drink from the overflow of
God’s blessings in the saucer, not from
the dredges left behind in the cup, the
men were admonished to step up to
the plate, as the Lord is looking for a
few good men. He further stated that
we must stop limiting God to human
potential, tough times call for tough
people and too often men give up at
the least obstacle. The men were
encouraged to hold on to God’s
unchanging hand, payday will come
after awhile. He said that if you are
going through hell keep going, don’t
stop, because the word of God assures
us that joy comes in the morning for
those who believe and trust in him.

He also challenged the men to be a
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sermon challenged the men to heed the
calling of God on their life, making disci-
ples, and taking the leadership role in
their churches, home and the wider com-
munity. Rev Johnson also conducted the
nomination for executive officers for the
ACM Council for the year 2011-2012. A
social activity on Green Turtle Cay con-
cluded the day.

On Friday March 18, the day began with
morning devotions lead by the Council
Chaplin. The first of three workshops
began with Canon Basil Tynes, Rector of
St Barnabas Church presenting on the
topic, A Call to Ministry in Family Life,
after a few words to encourage the men to
always strive to be Godly leaders as our
young men are watching and following the
examples we leave behind, the men were
encouraged to leave good and positive
examples for them to follow. The dele-
gates were then divided into 10 groups
and asked to come up with answers fol-
lowing questions:

1. How do most men view their role in
our present society?

2. On A scale from 1-10 how would you
rate your leadership in your marriage par-
ticularly in spiritual matters?

3. What can you do to be better role
model for the children/grandchildren?

4. How can The Anglican Church Men
help to develop men for ministry to their
families?

After group discussions on the ques-
tions posed by Canon Tynes, presenta-
tions by the various groups were made.

The findings will be templated for the
ACM’s ministry in family life.

The second presenter, Bryan
Thompson, Corporate Manager at FCIB
in Marsh Harbour spoke on A Call to
Ministryin Finances, with an emphasis on
financial planning and _ budgeting.
Following a brief presentation the dele-
gates were once again divided into groups
and given the task of creating a fictional
family and drafting a budget to sustain
that family. Most groups found this exer-
cise challenging simply because they
never had a family budget. Mr. Thompson
gave a basic overriding tip on budget con-
structing “LIVE WITHIN YOUR
MEANS”,

A Midday sung-mass was conducted by
The Rev DeAngelo Bowe, Rector of Sts
Peter and Anne. The service was moving
and inspiring there was hardly a dry-eye in
the church. Fr Bowe expounded on the
call of Samuel and advised that men
should Know the call of God on their life
and follow that call. Not everyone is called
to be a priest, too often persons believe
that when they are called it’s for the holy
priesthood but Ephesians 4:11 teach us
that some are called to be prophets, evan-
gelist, pastors and teachers.

Rev Bowe encouraged the men to dis-
cern their calling from God and heed to
that calling. A donation, form a collection
taken up at lunch, was presented to Fr
Bowe to assist with the on-going renova-
tions at The Parish of the Holy Spirit,
Blackwood

The third and final speaker was Dr.
Robin Roberts who spoke on A Call to

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Ministryin Health. A straight shooter, Dr
Roberts simply encouraged the delegates
to get regular check-ups and, for the men
over 40 have their prostate checked. He
noted that men had reservations on how
the prostate exam was done, over the
years through the US TOO organisation
educational promotions; they have seen
an increase in men coming to have their
prostate check. He noted that 2 cases of
prostate cancer are diagnosed every week.
He also noted that we live in stressful
times and we must find a way to manage
it, exercise regularly, have nutritional
awareness and take personal responsibili-
ty with regardé to our lifestyle. In closing
Dr. Roberts made a powerful statement,
“We never appreciate being well until we
are Sick”.

The Day ended with a reception at
Regatta’s hosted by the Ministry of
Tourism.

On Saturday March 19, the day began
was morning sung mass conducted by Rev
Willish Johnson who again thanked the
men for choosing Abaco for this year’s
conference during her sermon and
stressed the importance of our ministry as
men to continue to do the work God has
called us to do. Elections followed imme-
diately after lunch.

The following officers were elected to
serve for the year 2011/2012 -Kevin Ryan,
President, Charles Hepburn, Vice
President, Edmond Weeks, Vice President
of The Northem Archdeaconry Dwight
Gibson, Secretary Christopher Wright,
Assistant Secretary, EK Burrows,
Treasurer, Carlton Russell, Assistant

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ry”.

Treasurer and Winston Clarke, Chaplin.
A beach picnic and Fish Fry at Sandy
Point concluded the day.

On Sunday March 20, following a pro-
cession of witness, a Con-Celebrated
Eucharist within the Octave of the Feast
of St Joseph of Nazareth and the closing
of the 38th Annual Diocesan ACM con-
ference was held at The Parish Church of
Saint John The Baptist, Marsh Harbour at
llam. The sermon was preached by the
Archdeacon of Administration, James E
Palacious. The Archdeacon reassured the
delegates out of suffering comes success.
“It’s not achievements but the amount of
the obstacles once has to overcome in the
process is true success”, he said. We must
continue to change our attitude towards
the positive; you never know whose life
you're influencing. Men need to step up to
the plate.”

It was also the Rev Willish Johnson’s
birthday; Archdeacon Palacious serenad-
ed her with two ballets followed by a pres-
entation from the conference Chairman,
Dwight Gibson on behalf of the ACM.
The chairman also thanked the president
of the A.C.W. of St John’s parish Ms
Edgecombe for the hard work done by
her and her ladies in preparing all the
meals enjoyed by the men during the con-
ference. Final addresses were made by
The VP North, and President Ryan, who
took the opportunity to present service
medals to the men who worked so tireless-
ly to make the conference a success.
Following the final hymn the 38th Annual
Diocesan ACM conference came to an
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to be very self-conscious of
their roll, repeating events as
if they were written down
somewhere for them to recount
in the most flattering way pos-
sible. Not so with former Mag-
istrate John Baily. There is a
genuine humility about him to
the point of seeming almost
unimpressed with himself.

Even the fact that as a jurist
he remains unique in Bahamian
history as the only magistrate to
literally read the Riot Act. The
act is even more unique con-
sidering the significance of the
events that led him to that
point.

“Oh God, yes!” Mr Baily
exclaimed as the memories of
that day rushed back to him. “T
read the Riot Act! Wasn’t that
the day Pindling threw the
mace out of the window?”

It certainly was that day,
Tuesday, April 27 1965, a day
when then leader of the oppo-
sition Lynden Pindling’s speech
accusing the UBP of gerry-
mandering culminated with the
Speaker’s Mace being snatched
from the Speaker’s dais and
being thrown from the House
of Assembly window to the
street below.

The authorities were very
nervous in the days leading up
to Black Tuesday. The police
had received information from
informants that there would be

a riot on that day.

The night before April 27th
they came to Mr Baily’s house
wanting him to sign a search
warrant for the homes of per-
sons who they believed were
going to be the ring leaders of
this “riot.”

“They told me ‘We know
who are going to be the leaders
in the riot, we are expecting
and we want a search warrant
for the guns we might find’,”
he told The Tribune.

Mr Baily signed the warrant
and recalls that Cecil Wallace
Whitfield was one of the per-
sons “organizing things at that
time.”

While the drama unfolded at
the House of Assembly, Mr
Baily sat in his chambers. The
mace was out on the street and
a sizable crowd gathered to lis-
ten to Mr Pindling as he gave a
speech to those gathered. The
police began to get nervous.

At that time there were only
three magistrates. A senior
police office entered Mr Bai-
ley’s chambers and said, “We
need you to read the Riot Act.”

Mr Baily inquired as to the
whereabouts of the other two
magistrates.

“They’ve gone home,” he
was told.

Mr Baily said that he told the
officer to get him on top of a
police car and he would read
the act. He was about to mount
the vehicle when something
occurred to him.

“Before I stood up on that
car I asked them, ‘how many
guns did you find?’ They said,
‘We didn’t find any.’ So I went
up. It was the right thing to do
— to read the Riot Act. The
whole purpose of it is to calm
things down,” Mr Baily said.

An hour after the Riot Act is
read the police have a legal
right to use lethal force if they
consider it necessary. Of course
such force was never used and
the crowd dispersed within an
hour and were led to the South-
ern Recreation Grounds where

everyone dispersed.

“They left very quietly and
calmly, they had made their
point by then,” he said.

Mr Baily never regretted
reading the act saying that it
was a part of his duty as a mag-
istrate, but it did make him
severely unpopular with some
people.

“T always made the point:
How come I was the only per-
son left to read the Riot Act
when there were two more
magistrates? Where were
they?”

Mr Baily came to Nassau as a
dapper 31-year-old on August
12, 1962 to take up his new
appointment as a Stipendiary
and Circuit Magistrate.

It was a time when there
were far fewer instances of vio-
lent crime and other than a
“few kids from America com-
ing into the country with mari-
juana,” virtually no problems
with drugs.

He came to the Bahamas for
three weeks before he was actu-
ally interviewed for the job, but
on the drive from the airport
to town he fell in love with the
island.

Mr Baily left the bench in the
Bahamas on August 12 1971,
nine years after he arrived and
has returned every year since
then for the past 50 years.

Now 80 years old, he has
Bahamian friends from all
walks of life. From former to
current governors-general like
Sir Orville Turnquest, to enter-
tainers like Peanuts Taylor, and
even to former criminals — he
has raised a glass with them all.

“T get along very well with
Bahamians,” he said with a
broad smile, highlighting the
fact that he could even walk
down the street and have a cor-
dial conversation with someone
he sent to prison.

“There was a guy called Sid-
ney, a charming fun guy, but
he could not stop teifin. I sent

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LOCAL NEWS



By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
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FREEPORT - His Royal
Highness Prince Edward, the
Earl of Wessex, is in Grand
Bahama this week to honour
local participants in the Gov-
ernor-General’s Youth Awards
Programme.

Prince Edward and Gover-
nor General Sir Arthur Foulkes
presented gold medal awards
to 10 participants of the pro-
gramme at a ceremony and ral-
ly held at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditori-
um yesterday.

The recipients were: Marcus
Frith, Kirstie Grant, Gadareth
Higgs, Keiron Knowles,
Krishawn Lubin, Brian Robin-
son, Stephen Rolle, Saul Salon-
ga, Revanno Smith, Mark
Saunders. The Governor Gen-
eral Youth Award (GGYA)
began in England in 1956 and
has spread to 129 countries
worldwide.

Prince Edward has attended
gold award ceremonies around
the world. This is the first time
that the ceremony was held in
Freeport. GGYA is a member
of the International Award
Association. It is a self devel-
opment programme that equips
young people with life skills so
they can make a difference to
themselves, their communities
and the world.

Participants improve physi-
cal fitness, develop important
skills, provide valuable com-
munity service and take adven-
turous journeys in order to
achieve a bronze, silver, or gold
award. Prince Edward congrat-
ulated the participants on the
attainment of their goals.

“T hope that some of you
look back at the journey you
undertaken to achieve this.

“Tam sure there were times
when you didn’t know why you
were doing it, but it is a great
feeling when you get to the end;
it is a great sense of achieve-
ment and so congratulations
and well done,” he said.

Prince Edward also thanked
all those who supported the
young people in the pro-
gramme.

“It is so wonderful to see it
working so well in the Bahamas
and that so many young peo-
ple and leaders are getting
behind it and supporting it, and
giving young people the oppor-
tunity to get involved,” he said.

Although the programme
focuses on individual achieve-
ment, he stressed that it is real-
ly a team effort which includes
parents, relatives, friends and
unit leaders. Prince Edward
also thanked members of the
press for their support.

“You don’t often here me
say thank you to the press...
Sadly we concentrate far too
much on the negative and we
are here to celebrate the posi-
tive,” he said.

Sir Arthur commended the
400 participants, 33, volunteers
and the nine units in Grand
Bahama.

The Governor General said
the programme continues to
grow and offer many young
Bahamians the opportunity to
add dimensions to their lives
that will have a lasting impact
and enrich their future.

“As demonstrated by the
success of this programme
around the world, young people
embrace the concept of shaping
their own destinies through
their involvement in activities
and travel, activities that oth-
erwise might not have been
open to them,” he said.

Sir Arthur said that as a
result of the challenges facing
the country today, the need to
invest in youth is greater than
ever.

Gold Award recipient
Gadareth Higgs, a former stu-
dent of Grand Bahama
Catholic High School, said the
programme was a very reward-
ing experience.

He volunteered at the Rand
Memorial Hospital and taught
Christian doctrine classes at
Mary Star of Sea school.

He especially enjoyed the
expedition aspect of the pro-
gramme. “It has made me a
well-rounded individual,” he
said.

Gadereth’s parents said they
are very proud of their son and
his achievements.

“We realise it is about perse-
verance and character devel-
opment and we thank all those
who played such an integral
role in this programme,” his
mother said.

Rick Hayward, the son of
GB Port Authority principal
Sir Jack Hayward, said he was

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Jack Hayward High School.

Mr Hayward was also a par-
ticipant in the programme as a
youngster.

“Tt is not an easy task. I did
my bronze and silver and I
stopped halfway through the
gold and never completed it.

“But the programme is
superb and to have the Prince
and Governor General here is
wonderful because it is nor-
mally done at Government
House. So it is really the first
time it is here and hopefully it
will be held here again,” he
said. The Prince and Sir Arthur
were hosted to a cultural
extravaganza. Students from
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High performed two Bahamian
songs. Lucaya International
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We are the World,’ and the
Eight Mile Rock High School
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There was a mini- junkanoo
rush out and the Jack Hayward
High School March Band also
performed.

A moment of silence was
observed for Jonathan Walters,
a GGYA participant who died
while on expedition.

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TEMPERS flared at the
Montagu Ramp yesterday
morning as seafood vendors
faced off against a worker
dredging the area in prepara-
tion for an event hosted by the
Nassau Sailing Club.

Sherlin Allen Brown, presi-
dent of the Montagu Vendors
Association, said the uproar
happened after vendors noticed
the machine operator dredging
silt and dumping it on the pub-
lic ramp.

The group became frustrat-
ed when they couldn't find out
who sent the worker there or
why, and they blocked the
machine in with their cars.

A verbal altercation ensued
and the police were ultimately
called to sort out the situation,
Mr Brown said.

He said the group later found
out that the adjacent Nassau
Sailing Club had hired the man
to dredge a portion of the area
in preparation for an upcoming
competition.

Mr Brown said he is not
opposed to the dredging, but
the group should have been
forewarned. Yesterday a few
vendors lost merchandise, which
they had stored in the water,
because of material stirred up
by dredging, he said.

"We came out here this
morning and met someone
dredging and putting it on ramp.
The gentleman who was oper-
ating the back-hoe, he acted like
we was nothing because he did-
n't answer us. When he was
done and planning to leave, we
blocked the ramp off so the
back-hoe couldn't get out. Then
a conflict started between him
and one of the vendors.

"We feel as though we should
have been considered before,
since it's affecting the vendors.

"Some of the vendors have
50-100 conchs in the water and
the silt is going to cover it and
the conchs are going to die. If
they knew they could have
moved the conch to deeper
water and been prepared for
it”.

Sherry Albury, manager at
the Nassau Sailing Club, said
what happened yesterday "was
unfortunate" but that the club
had come to an understanding
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She said all parties involved
believe the government can do
more to improve the infrastruc-
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We had to dredge the area in
front of our premises and we
will be working with the
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the vendors to see if we get
something done properly — we
want the government agency
responsible to come and dredge
it

"We have an international
regatta going on here this week








that's backed by the Ministry
of Tourism and we are in a posi-
tion where we cannot launch
the boats because the area is so
badly silted up.

"We dredged the area adja-
cent to our dock so we could be
sure the boats could be
launched and be taken back on
the dock. We dredged it and we
carted away all the debris," she
said.

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BROTHERS ARRAIGNED

TWO brothers accused of murder were arraigned in Magis-
trate’s Court yesterday afternoon.

D’mitri Cleare, alias “Muff”, 22, and Darian Cleare, 25,
Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane.

Appoleon.

shortly before lam on Sunday.
Robinson Road and Fourth Street.

The accused were not required to enter a plea to the murder
charge and were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

the matter to the Supreme Court.

LOCAL NEWS



| Murder trial of American girl and
ON MURDER CHARGE Bahamian man starts in Supreme Court

THE trial of an American girl and a

: Bahamian man charged in the murder of
? Anna Garrison began in the Supreme court

both of Ridgeland Park, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate yesterday.

It is alleged that between Sunday, Feb-

; ruary 25 and Saturday, July 4, 2009, Zyndall
The men are charged with the March 20 murder of Renaldo i McKinney, 23, of Isabella Boulevard, and
i the teenage girl, being concerned together,

Appoleon, of Fourth Street, Coconut Grove, collapsed and } caused the death of the victim.

died at the junction of Fourth Street and Palm Tree Avenue

Mrs Garrison's badly decomposed body

, : was discovered in a bushy area off Fox Hill
He was stabbed during an altercation near the corner of

Road South near the Blue Water Cay

: development on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at
i around 6.20pm. Prosecutors claim she had
i been stabbed multiple times.

The case was adjourned to June 23 when prosecutors are }
expected to present a voluntary bill of indictment, fast-tracking ;
? and Pennsylvania state trooper Todd Her-
i shey.

Today jurors are expected to view a
taped interview between the American teen

Mr Hershey testified yesterday that on
July 6, 2009, he saw the girl and her father
at the Avondale police barracks, where he
interviewed her. He said that the girl was
there only as a visitor and was free to leave
the station at any time.

Officer Hershey said that he read two
documents to the girl; one was her Miran-
da rights and the other was a juvenile non-
custody form. The documents were admit-
ted into evidence despite objections by the
girl’s attorney Elliot Lockhart.

Constable Tamiko Lightbourne testified
that on July 4, 2009, he and another officer
went to Fox Hill Road South where he
spoke to Detective Corporal Cash who
directed them to a body.

Officer Lightbourne said that he took a
series of photographs of the scene. He fur-

ther testified that on Wednesday, July 8,
2009 he and another officer went to the
Rand Morgue where he spoke to the
pathologist and then to Detective Cash
who gave him additional information as
well as a blue blouse.

The officer told the court that on August
19, he handed the item over to officer 2102
Johnson. A warrant of arrest was issued
for Constable Dominic Simms, who failed
to appear in court.

A jury of eight women and four men
was selected to hear evidence in the trial
yesterday.

Tony Scriven and Ambrose Armbrister
appeared for the Crown. McKinney is rep-
resented by Murrio Ducille.

The trial continues today before Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs.

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LOCAL NEWS





Alfred Gray

Gray suggests
govt aims to use
BIC sale money to
‘buy’ next election

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

MICAL MP Alfred Gray
suggested yesterday that the
government of the Bahamas
intends to use the majority of
the $210 million from the sale
of the Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company to “buy”
the next general election.

Mr Gray said that the gov-
ernment will, over the next few
months, undoubtedly raise the
pay of civil servants, police,
and other government work-
ers with the hope of “persuad-
ing them” to give the FNM
another chance in office.

Mr Gray said that these per-
sons will no doubt take the
money but they will not be
“fooled” into voting for the
FNM again.

“Mr Speaker, I want you to
mark my words, and time will
prove me right, in the next cou-
ple of months every civil ser-
vant, police, Defence Force,
everybody will get an
increase,” he said.

When the MICAL MP
began to be heckled by an
FNM MP from his seat about
whether or not he was sug-
gesting that civil servants didn’t
deserve a raise, Mr Gray said
that if that was the only con-
sideration, then they should be
given their funds now.

“Let’s give it now,” he
declared. “Why won’t you give
it now? Give it now. No, you
want to wait until election time
to fool them again.

“But I am telling you, five
years ago is different from
now, 10 years ago is different
from now. The Bahamians of
15 years ago is quite different
from the Bahamians of today.
They will take your money and
kick you to the curb,” he said.

Mr Gray added that it has
been said of his constituents
that they can be bought with
only “a hot dog and one beer.”
But he urged the FNM gov-
ernment to “try it” this time
around.

“Try it! It ain’t ga’ work this
time. My people gat’ pride
now. They are not going to be
fooled by you. It ain’t ga work
no more; it ain’t ga work no
more.”

Mr Gray’s comments came
during the third day of debate
on the proposed sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and
Wireless in the House of
Assembly yesterday.

The sale is expected to be
put to a vote in Parliament
today.





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y resignation of Bran McCartney

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Constituency Association
of the Free National
Movement said FNMs in
Bamboo Town are very
disappointed by the resig-
nation of their MP from
the party.

In a statement issued
yesterday, the association
expressed its “considerable
personal and collective dis-
appointment” over
Branville McCartney’s
move — “and the abrupt
manner in which it was
done.”

It said: “Mr McCartney
did not inform the execu-
tives of the Bamboo Town
Association prior to his
decision. We learned of his
decision at the same time it

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basic courtesy of prior noti-
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McCartney had numerous
opportunities to inform its
leadership of his intentions
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Thursday night, when two
of its executives met with
him.

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great constituency support
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LOCAL NEWS

Bahamian engineer’s
waste water system
‘could be model for
small island states’

A UNIQUE waste water system in George
Town, Exuma designed by a Bahamian engi-
neer could become a model for other small
island developing states around the world.

The innovative system transports waste
material by boat from those anchored in Eliz-
abeth Harbour and deposits it at a pumping
station and processing plant in nearby George
Town. The system is equipped to accommo-
date up to 500 yachts at a time.

“The project is designed to treat the waste
from the yachts that frequent Exuma and pre-
vent the fouling up of the harbour,” said
Ambrose Johnson, its designer. “Without any
other options, they just dump their sewage in
the harbour.

“Tt’s very seasonal and we are right now at
the peak of the season.

“The season starts at about Thanksgiving
in November, when they start the winters in
the north. It starts getting colder and they
gravitate toward the south where it’s warmer,”
said Mr Johnson.

Local government authorities worldwide
are considering adopting this kind of system as
a means of enhancing environmental respon-
sibility and promoting sustainable develop-
ment.

Mr Johnson explained that the system cre-
ates an opportunity to make money while
improving the environment.

He said: “For boaters, there is a system of
collection. There’s one boat with a tank that
goes around and collects all the sewage.



AMBROSE JOHNSON stands in front of the
waste water plant he designed for the Elizabeth
Harbour Partnership Committee.

“They pay for the service, of course, and
then he delivers the waste to the plant where it
is treated.”

He said the fees are still under consideration,
as the plan is being run on a “temporary basis”
while the waste is being taken directly to the
plant.

Eventually, he said, a depository will be
built on the location of a new dock.

Mr Johnson said it took about three to four
months to complete the plant, and that he
takes pride in the fact that it’s the first of its
kind in the region.

He hopes to see his plant replicated in oth-
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of their contract were
breached and are demanding
compensation from the new
owners.

The men had all been
working at the fishing lodge
for at least seven years — and
some for as long as 26 years.

They claim they although
they never formally termi-
nated, their pay rate was
changed and certain benefits
were taken away without
explanation.

Joseph Thomas, Cecil Lath-
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worked as tour guides at
Deep Water Cay.

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have now fired their attorney
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were terminated and are seek-
ing compensation.

He claims that they are
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He called the $56,000
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shared among the six former
workers, “an insult”.

“Tt is a slap in the face com-
pared to what is actually owed
them,” Mr Garvey said at a
press conference on Tuesday.

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men... they are hard working
and they are entitled to prop-
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the labour laws.”

Mr Garvey claims that
although he was informed
that the men had resigned,
the company could not pro-
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work for three weeks.

Joseph Thomas said after
the change in ownership at
Deep Water Cay, the terms
of their contracts were
changed.

He claims the pay rate was
cut by 25 to 30 per cent.

“The main benefit that was
taken away was guarantee
days,” he added. “We were
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per year and at the end of that
particular season if you did
not meet what was guaran-
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“We had a $10 per day
guarantee for each day and
that was taken away; late
notices and double days
among other things were also

taken away,” he added.

“They breached the con-
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Mr Garvey is calling on
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prolific repeat offenders who
are committed to a life of
crime.

According to police statis-
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have occurred this year, 13 of
them have been “cleared up.”

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Not targeting a specific sec-
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people who abuse alcohol and
drugs are from all sectors of
society.

He said: “The problem is
when you take the abuse,
drugs and alcohol and posses-
sion of illegal firearms, and
have young persons making
bad choices, you are going to
continue to have major prob-
lems.”

Speaking to those persons
who have knowledge of crim-
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continue, Mr Greenslade said
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friend who is in possession of a
gun in your house or in your
car or neighbourhood and you
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rather deliberate. I wish to say
to the Bahamian public at
large that there is not an all-
out war on the peaceful law-
abiding citizens and residents
of this country.”

Failing to give information
to the police, will embolden
the criminal and may compro-
mise the safety of the entire
community, Mr Greenslade
said.

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FROM page one

alliances to give the
people of the
Bahamas a vote of
confidence in their
ability to be owners
in a free economy.

“Time and time
again Bahamians
have showed that
they are a trusting
people, willing to take
any old thing at face
value because they
want to believe in
truth and honesty.
But how many more
broken political
promises can an already bro-
ken people take before they say
enough is enough?

“T hope that when we see the
marches and the demonstra-
tions, and hear of resignations,
and other forms of civil
protests, we will not be so quick
to deplore these marches and
demonstrations, and resigna-
tions, and other forms of
protest without expressing sim-
iar, strong criticism for the con-
ditions that brought about the
marches and the demonstra-
tions, and resignations, and oth-
er forms of civil protests,” he
said.

When Mr McCartney began
his communication, the entire
chamber in the House of
Assembly fell deathly quiet.
The Independent MP began by
highlighting that while he has
only been a Member of Parlia-
ment for a short time, he found
himself on many occasions
silently thinking in awe of how
honoured and privileged he was
to be sitting among members
such as the leader of his former
party, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, and the leader of the
PLP Perry Christie.

Mr McCartney said he first
made the decision to enter pol-
itics because he saw how crime
and other social ills were run-
ning rampant throughout the
Bahamian society. Feeling
motivated by the idea that he
could possibly be one of a few
who could make a difference,
the Independent MP said his
intention was and remains “to
be the change I want to see in
the world.”

“We are here today at each
other’s throats, not just because
the people are angry and
worked up at the impending
sale of BTC, but we are here
today because, some 40 years
after independence, after
decades of dangling the carrot
of empowerment before them —
offering a pittance here and a
pittance there - Bahamian peo-
ple are disillusioned, fed up
with, and angry at feeling dis-
empowered in their own land.

“T will paraphrase a good
friend of mine who said that
‘some of us in society have
allowed, and continue to allow
our political leaders to use the
time proven strategy of divide
and conquer to cast one as the
enemy of the other, pitting us
imprudently against each other
to achieve their goals, while at
the same time preventing us
from achieving the simple ones
we have set for ourselves and
have worked so tirelessly to see



BRANVILLE
MCCARTNEY

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actualized as a people
— the creation of a
nation that is a reflec-
tion of our collective
intellectual wills’.

“At some point,
however, this friend
continues, ‘we must
recognize that we are
not the enemy of each
other, and no matter
what our station or
position is within soci-
ety, we are all catego-
rized and classified as
Bahamians; and it is
under this umbrella that we
must collectively assemble’ and
challenge the political status
quo that, for decades, has
denied us as a people the right
to have the semblance of pow-
er that independence has
promised us,” he said.

Mr McCartney said that
demonstrations that were seen
outside of the House of Assem-
bly in the past few weeks and
days is a direct challenge to this
very same political status quo,
and shows a new awakening in
a generation that has been dis-
enfranchised for too long.

Mr McCartney added he has
heard the criticisms levied at
himself over the past few years
as being someone who is a
“show-boater” or “grand-
stander” who lacks the ability
to lead.

He said that some have gone
as far as calling him a “young
upstart” who should wait his
time.

However, Mr McCartney
said the time is always ripe to
do right.

“Over the next few weeks,
months, and even years, as I
seek to continue to serve the
people of Bamboo Town and
the Bahamas, I am sure that
the colourful commentaries,
criticisms, and characterisations
will only intensify as the nay-
sayers will nay-say in their
attempts to discredit me and
send me to my political grave-
yard.

“But I can assure you here
today, as I stand in opposition
to the offering up of the major-
ity holdings in BTC, no matter
what commentaries are offered
up about and against me, I
promise the Bahamian people,
from Grand Bahama in the
north to Inagua in the south,
Long Island to Rum Cay, from
Bain Town to Bamboo Town,
from Ft Charlotte to Ft Fincas-
tle, that God willing, I will con-
tinue to do what I entered pol-
itics in 2007 to do; and that is
work to ensure that the
Bahamas is a society free from
the force of complacency
brought on us by years and
years of oppression, insensitiv-
ity, bitterness, and self-hate - a
place where people can begin
to feel a true self of somebodi-
ness,” he said.

Mr McCartney was original-
ly frustrated in making his con-
tribution in the House of
Assembly yesterday at several
points. He was finally allowed
to address the Speaker after
two other MPs, one PLP and
one FNM were given their 30-
minute time slots ahead of him.

AIDS camp cut off over $78k light bill

FROM page one

The Tribune was told, while night rounds are done by flashlight.

"We are making it only for the grace of God and some cool
breeze. I can't even cook properly, everything is spoiling,” said
supervisor and cook Theresa Glinton, who has worked at the camp
for the past 10 years. "The people inside here they are moody, say-
ing 'T am hot Ms Glinton’. A lot of them are bed-ridden, and with
this kind of temperature they will have bed sores.

"We have to knock on neighbours’ doors to see if they can iron
the children's clothes so they can go to school, we have to go and beg
people. My boyfriend has a truck and comes every evening and gets
barrels to fill with water from the pump for residents to bathe."

The camp provides room and board to adults and children with
HIV/AIDS, other illnesses and the downtrodden. The current
management of the camp believe the bill was allowed to mount
under the tenure of former director Rev Glenroy Nottage, who died
several years ago.

"We didn't know the bill was this high, when we went to BEC
they said this bill didn't come up yesterday, this bill was here for
umpteen years. We were putting money on it continuously and they
come to a decision that this is ain' making no sense taking’ (a little)
money from us because the bill ain' moving,” added Ms Glinton.

Camp administrator Diana Ingraham said she knows the public
is not to blame for the centre's exorbitant electricity bill, but is hope-
ful that kind hearts will lend a helping hand.

"They want $6,000 a month to pay the BEC bill but I don't have
that. I give them what I have because I have to supply food, toi-
letries, bleach and all kinda stuff for the camp. The money what gov-
ernment gives me every three to four months, it ain' sufficient.

"T would like for donors to go straight to BEC and put it on the
account for All Saints Camp, Lazaretto Road. It could be $2, any-
thing, we'll appreciate it. We don't want it, just give to BEC."

Ms Glinton added: “It ain’ the public's fault that our light bill is
this high but at least they could have a heart, you cant just throw
away people like they are dogs because of their sickness."

The power was shut off February 23 and the women said they
contacted the Department of Social Services for assistance a few
days later. They claim the department has not extended any addi-
tional funds to them because the matter is still being reviewed.

Officials at the camp added they are thankful for food donations
from Super Value, Bahamas Food Services, Potter's Cay Produce
Exchange and long-term assistance from Mr and Mrs Terry Spring
from the United States.

Yesterday, The Tribune contacted BEC Chairman Michael Moss
who said he did not know the specifics of the All Saints Camp
account.

He did say several charities and social groups had large BEC bills
that need to be settled.

He promised to look into the matter and respond today.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 15



Brave: govt has tainted 3

the BTC debate with ‘lies’

FROM page one

Cable and Wireless Communi-
cations.

Yesterday in the House of
Assembly, Mr Davis tabled a
transcript of Mr Maynard's
remarks.

"IT now have the transcript
of the contribution made by the
member from Golden Isles.

"He (Mr Maynard) said that
I received a cheque from Blue-
water, for a million dollars, that
is an absolute lie. The member
for North Abaco would know,
he should learn some finance,
and the member from Marco
City — his junior minister."

In a statement released yes-
terday the Cat Island and Rum
Cay MP said if Mr Maynard's
statements are repeated out-
side of Parliament, he will sue.

"We are more than half way
through the debate on the sale
of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable
and Wireless and so far the
Government’s response has
been scandalous and shameful.

"Charles Maynard and oth-
ers have engaged in outright
lying, defamation and propa-
ganda of the highest order. Mr
Maynard’s comments were
bold-faced lies. To date they
have engaged in guerilla war-
fare and smokes and mirrors in
their efforts to muddy the



PHILIP ‘BRAVE’ DAVIS

"As many Bahamians are
aware privilege in the House
of Assembly and Senate allows
parliamentarians to make state-
ments, no matter how bogus
and outrageous, with immunity
from arrest or civil liability aris-
ing from those statements.
Charles Maynard abused that
privilege. He continues to make
a mockery of the Parliament of
the Bahamas and quite frankly
himself.

enough to do so, I can assure
him that I will pursue all possi-
ble legal avenues to recover for
damages to my reputation."
His comments came a day
after Mr Maynard accused him
of offering to pay extra money
for men willing to get "locked
up" during a protest outside of
Parliament against govern-
ment's sale of BTC.
"Everybody knows that the
Progressive Liberal Party is
behind the civil disorder," Mr
Maynard said while supporting
the sale of BTC in the House of
Assembly Tuesday. "The mem-
ber for Cat Island made a
phone call night before last to
somebody saying 'T want you
to bring some men and I'll pay
them extra if they willing to get
locked up, downtown'."
While in the House, Mr
Davis denied the claims.
Yesterday he said the
remarks were "gutter politics"
and "false propaganda.”.
"Instead of addressing the
real questions of the day it is
clear that the FNM has chosen
to exploit one of its own, who
less than five years ago was
begging for a PLP nomination,

waters and detract from the real
issues at hand," said Mr Davis
in a statement yesterday.

"I dare him to repeat such
untruths outside of the cover
of Parliament. If he is foolish

to defame the PLP and its
members in their attempts to
manipulate public opinion," he
said.

‘Millions of dollars were lost’

FROM page one

of the corporation.

"Large sums of the corporation's money
had been paid out up front, which was not
the normal way transactions occurred.

“But it gets worse, Mr Speaker, further
investigations also revealed that no work
was being done on procurement of these
contracts," he said in the House of Assem-
bly as he gave his support for the $210
million sale of BTC to Cable and Wireless
Communications.

He added it was also discovered that
millions of dollars had been transferred
into bank accounts without the approval of
BTC's board or the Central Bank of the

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"Huge sums of money were paid on
these accounts. . .no reasonable or accept-
able explanation was forthcoming as to
where these funds vanished.

“As a result an external investigation
and audit were launched.

"In the final analysis persons holding
very high positions in the corporation were
dismissed. The investigation and audit
revealed sufficient evidence of criminal
impropriety to warrant criminal prosecu-
tion.”

According to Mr Key, the missing funds
were never accounted for and no criminal
charges were pressed despite recommen-
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they demanded their funds, the MP said. At
the PLP’s headquarters, police had to be
called to quell the crowd and restore law
and order — not before photographs of the
incident were taken and delivered to the
media, he said.

According to a senior party member, he
was notified yesterday that this same PLP
operative was seen sitting with an FNM Cab-
inet Minister and one of his generals at the
“Oh Andros” stall at Arawak Cay on Tues-
day night.

Travelling there himself, the PLP MP said
that he witnessed the interaction with his
own eyes.

“T have no doubt that he was supplying
the Minister with information and that the
entire thing may have been orchestrated

Senior PLP claims

from the beginning. Because it makes
absolutely no sense otherwise.

“We did not organize these persons and
for him to do something so foolish without
any direct benefit to himself otherwise, no
other rational explanation could be found,”
he said.

This latest public relations disaster for the
PLP could not come at a worse time for the
party, political pundits have suggested. With
the Official Opposition already lacking the
numbers to vote down the sale of 51 per
cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless, these
reports of paying demonstrators only fur-
ther weakens their position of not having
the majority of the support of the general
public against this sale.

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LOCAL NEWS



Bahamas Development Bank holds small business forum

AS a part of the Bahamas
Development Bank and the
Ministry of Finance’s continu-
ing efforts to assess the best
options and models to effective-
ly finance, promote, and sustain
the development of small and
medium sized businesses in the
country, the BDB hosted a one-
day Leadership Forum on small
business development at the
British Colonial Hilton on Feb-
ruary 3.

A broad-range of business
stakeholders, including small
business owners, development
and commercial bankers, ven-
ture capital fund executives and
small business development con-
sultants were given an opportu-
nity to discuss their positions on
issues surrounding funding and
support to existing, new and
aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of
the views expressed by the par-
ticipants will be used by the Gov-
ernment in the creation of a new
legislative regime.

Mr Darron B Cash, Chairman
of The Bahamas Development
Bank chaired the Leadership
Forum. Featured speakers on
funding and support models
were Dr Basil Springer, a for-
mer consultant to the Caribbean
Development Bank and a
Change Engine Consultant with
the Caribbean Business Enter-
prise Trust Inc. (CBET) in Bar-



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The Bahamas Development Bank

bados, and Mr Sandro Murtas,
Director of the International
Trade Centre of the Puerto Rico
Small Business Development
Centre.

Other featured presenters
included former Minister of
Trade and Industry Leslie Miller,
owner of Mario’s Bowling &
Family Entertainment Palace;
Mr Dionisio D’ Aguilar, Presi-
dent of Super Wash, Chairman
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+ Motorist travelling south from East West Highway should divert through
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Chamber of Commerce; Mr Jer-
ry C Butler, Executive Director
and CEO of Global Equity Con-
sultants Ltd, former Chairman
of the Audit Committee and the
Ethics Committee of the Board
of Executive Directors of the
Inter-American Development
Bank, and former Financial Con-
troller of BDB and Mr Hubert
Edwards, Senior Manager of
Business and Strategic Planning
at The Bank of The Bahamas;
Mr Paul D Major, Business Con-
sultant and former General
Manager of the Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Corpora-
tion (BAIC) and former Man-
aging Director of BDB; Mr Basil
Smith, Chief Communications
Officer in The Ministry of
Tourism; Mr Mario Cartwright,
owner and Managing Director
of Flying Fish Marina & Yuma
Oil and Gas in Clarence Town,
Long Island; and Mr Philip
Simon, Executive Director of
We The People and former
Executive Director of The
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce.

ALTERNATIVE MODELS

Dr Springer and Mr Murtas
individually outlined two specif-
ic options that would serve as
alternatives to the existing mod-
el of The Bahamas Develop-
ment Bank (BDB), Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC) and the Ven-
ture Capital Fund (VCF).

Dr Springer said that the
CBET Shepherding Model in
Barbados is a partnership
between CBET Inc., the Barba-
dos Government, the Barbados
Private Sector and Foreign
Direct Investment, in which the
CBET provides “Shepherding”
or effective management, men-
toring and counselling to small
businesspersons throughout the
life of their businesses to ensure
their success. The Government
in turn invests monies through
Seed Venture Capital Funds and
Venture Capital Funds. Addi-
tionally, the private sector, main-
ly “commercial banks, insurance
companies, big firms” are also
invited to invest with an oppor-
tunity to receive a return on their
investments.

Dr Springer explained that
with the CBET Shepherding
Model entrepreneurs are award-
ed grants for businesses which
can grow outside of the country
in the global market. He dis-
closed that in Barbados the com-
panies in which they have invest-
ed are “projected conservatively
to generate an average of $1 mil-
lion per year, per business over
the first five years after the start
up year.”

Dr Springer strongly urged
The Bahamas to adopt the
CBET Shepherding Model. He
noted that to function effective-
ly, the model has to be void of
any political interference. As

such, he suggested that it should
it be introduced in The
Bahamas, it should not fall under
the responsibility of the BDB,
BAIC, or the VCF but rather
under the establishment of The
Bahamas Business Enterprises
Corporation, which he advised
should be declared a non-profit
organization, by the Govern-
ment.

“Let the role of the Govern-
ment be to provide regulatory
and service functions, not own
and control something that
should be done by the private
sector,” Dr Springer said.

Mr Murtas, Director of the
International Trade Centre of
the Puerto Rico Small Business
and Technology Development
Centre informed the group that
in Puerto Rico, a US territory,
there are about 3.8 million peo-
ple and as a result some 10 Small
Business Development Centres
(SBDCs) along with special pro-
grammes have been established
across the country to help devel-
op small businesses. The feder-
ally funded SBDCs offer SME’s
counselling, training, help with
the development of business and
marketing plans, and with the
locating of financing.

According to Mr Murtas pri-
ority is placed on businesses that
have a high potential for import
and export, as well as an ability
to participate in international
trade. The SBDCs also provide
loan guarantees and functions
as a co-signer to assist small busi-
nesses in Puerto Rico in access-
ing funding through the banks.

Mr Murtas reported that the
SBDCs are funded by three
partners — the SBA (Small Busi-
ness Administration) that pro-
vides small businesses with
access to capital, an Inter-Amer-
ican university which provides
training, and the Puerto Rico
State Agency which attracts
investment to the island and
helps local companies promote
the economy.

Mr Murtas explained that it
is mandatory that all entrepre-
neurs requesting assistance par-
ticipate in three seminars that
cost $150 in total. These fees are
paid for by the entrepreneurs
themselves. The seminars focus
on how to run and develop a
successful business. Once the
business owners meet this
requirement and demonstrate
their seriousness, they can then
receive free counselling and
opportunities to assist them in
gaining access to funding.

Mr Murtas stated that during
1997 to 2010 the Puerto Rican
SBDCs assisted around 30,000
clients which translated into an
estimated 240,000 hours of assis-
tance with 60 hours being the
average amount of time invested
in each client.

SEE page 17

NOTICE
ULTIMO LIMITED

NOTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ULTIMO LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 23 March 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Paul
Evans of Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter

Port, Guernsey.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Mr Paul Evans
Liquidator

NOTICE
TURTLE ROCK LIMITED

NOTIC EIS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) TURTLE ROCK LIMITED is

in voluntary

dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 23" March 2011 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Paul
Evans of Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter

Port, Guernsey.

Dated this 24" day of March A. D. 2011



Mr Paul Evans
Liquidator


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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 17



INTEL Te NEWS



Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at Ce

LOS ANGELES
Associated Press

ELIZABETH TAYLOR, the vio-
let-eyed film legend whose sultry
screen persona, stormy personal life
and enduring fame and glamour
made her one of the last of the clas-
sic movie stars and a template for
the modern celebrity, died Wednes-

day at age 79.

She was surrounded by her four
children when she died of conges-
tive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, where she had been
hospitalized for about six weeks, said

publicist Sally Morrison.

"My Mother was an extraordinary
woman who lived life to the fullest,
with great passion, humor, and



as Queen Cleopatra

love," her son, Michael Wilding, said

in a statement.

"We have just lost a Hollywood giant,” said
longtime friend Elton John. "More importantly,
we have lost an incredible human being.”

Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of
actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable.
She had extraordinary grace, wealth and volup-
tuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards,
including a special one for her humanitarian
work. She was the most loyal of friends and a
defender of gays in Hollywood when AIDS was
new to the industry and beyond. But she was
afflicted by ill health, failed romances (eight
marriages, seven husbands) and personal

tragedy.

"T think I'm becoming fatalistic,"
1989. "Too much has happened in my life for me

not to be fatalistic.”

Her more than 50 movies includ-
ed unforgettable portraits of inno-
cence and of decadence, from the
children's classic "National Velvet"
and the sentimental family comedy
"Father of the Bride" to Oscar-win-
ning transgressions in "Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and
"Butterfield 8." The historical epic
"Cleopatra" is among Hollywood's
greatest on-screen fiascos and a
landmark of off-screen monkey
business, the meeting ground of
Taylor and Richard Burton, the
"Brangelina" of their day.

She played enough bawdy women
on film for critic Pauline Kael to
ELIZABETH TAYLOR poses deem her "Chaucerian Beverly
Hills."

But her defining role, one that

lasted past her moviemaking days,

was “Elizabeth Taylor," ever marrying and
divorcing, in and out of hospitals, gaining and
losing weight, standing by Michael Jackson,
Rock Hudson and other troubled friends,
acquiring a jewelry collection that seemed to
rival Tiffany's.

She was a child star who grew up and aged
before an adoring, appalled and fascinated pub-
lic. She arrived in Hollywood when the studio
system tightly controlled an actor's life and
image, had more marriages than any publicist
could explain away and carried on until she no
longer required explanation. She was the indus-

try's great survivor, and among the first to reach

she said in

that special category of celebrity — famous for
being famous.

Bahamas Development Bank

FROM page 16

DEBATING THE
FUTURE OF THE BDB

Former Managing Director of
the BDB and former General
Manager of BAIC, Mr Major
said, “Today, there is as great a
need for the existence of the
Bahamas Development Bank as
there ever has been.” He argued
that BDB and BAIC should be
amalgamated to capitalize on the
synergies that exist. He insisted
however, that if the BDB were
removed from the banking land-
scape, the void would not be
filled by the commercial banks.

Businessman Leslie Miller
holds the view that the “single
most challenging obstacle facing
newly established or existing
small and medium sized enter-
prises is access to funding.” His
position was that while The
Bahamas has relied on the orig-
inal recipe of using taxpayers’
money to establish public sector
institutions for the purpose of
assisting in the development of
SMEs by establishing BDB,
BAIC, and the VCF, “the per-
formance of those public spon-
sored development institutions
has been less than stellar over
the years.”

Mr Miller strongly recom-
mended that attention should be
placed on providing financial
assistance by some form of loan
guarantee programmes to qual-
ified SMEs; hiring on a case-by-
case basis skilled technical assis-
tance from the private sector; in
addition to the establishment of
legislation focused on business-
friendly laws to support small
businesses.

Perspectives from Chamber
of Commerce Leaders and Small
Business Owners

Mr Cartwright, President of
the Long Island Chamber of
Commerce, owner and Manag-
ing Director of Flying Fish Mari-
na & Yuma Oil and Gas in
Clarence Town, Long Island
commended The Bahamas
Development Bank for granti-
ng him a significant loan to
establish his project, one which
he admits he would not have
been able to receive from a reg-
ular commercial bank. He did,
however, express concern over
the length of time of the loan
approval process. Nevertheless
he commented, “Flying Fish
Marina exists today and it is
growing, thanks to the large part
of The Bahamas Development
Bank.” He added, “Unfortu-
nately, the Development Bank
cannot help everyone.” Mr
Cartwright called for more mon-
ey to be made available for the
BDB.

Mr Cartwright believes that
the amalgamation of BAIC,
BDB, and the VCF may be a
good idea to assist in accelerating
the process for persons requiring
funding. Mr Cartwright called
for a more efficient and quicker
mode of transportation and
accessibility to the Family
Islands, improved infrastructure,
adequate advertising and pro-
motion to boost traffic to the
island, and the implementation
of incentives to qualified
Bahamian investors such as
Crown Land grants, duty con-
cessions and access to capital.

Former President of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce, and President of Super
Wash and Chairman of Abaco
Markets, Mr D’Aguilar
expressed mixed views on BAIC
and BDB. He noted that he has
always felt that there was no
need for public institutions like

BAIC and BDB. He admitted,
however, following the discus-
sions at the BDB Leadership
Forum he had somewhat
changed his mind. Mr D’ Aguilar
said his view was based on what
he pointed to as “results that
have not been terribly success-
ful.” He admitted though that
‘there are some success stories.”
Mr D’ Aguilar concluded that
“some kind of loan guarantee
scheme, some sort of incubation
programme is very, very neces-
sary.”

Mr Simon, Executive Director
of We The People, former Exec-
utive Director of The Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, sug-
gested the privatisation of the
Venture Capital Fund; and
called for the creation of a small
business administration or
National Development Agency
and resource centre that would
be governed by a fully indepen-
dent board with no political rep-
resentation. Mr Simon pointed
out that while Bahamians are
very entrepreneurial as a peo-
ple, the question is how do we
expand that spirit into business-
es that can sustain themselves
for generations.

“We have to move beyond
that mom and pop level,” Mr
Simon commented.

He also called for greater
emphasis to be placed on Cul-
tural Heritage Tourism, and that
the country’s tax structure be
revisited.

Mr Butler, Executive Direc-
tor and CEO of Global Equity
Consultants Ltd., former Chair-
man of the Audit Committee
and the Ethics Committee of the
Board of Executive Directors of
the Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank, and former Finan-
cial Controller of BDB
expressed the view that BDB
and its clients must be balanced
with a national plan with
empowerment, and a plan for
institutional development. “In
other words, if BDB gets money
to empower Bahamians, and
lends it to them, there must be a
plan to sustain BDB.” He con-
tinued, “Which means the loans
have to be paid back, or there
must be a plan to get additional
funding, and to do off balance
sheet transactions for people
who could pay.”

Mr Hubert Edwards, Senior
Manager of Business and Strate-
gic Planning at The Bank of The
Bahamas, expressed a grave con-
cern over the failure of various
Government operated institu-
tions that are designed to assist
in funding and supporting small
and medium sized businesses in
the country. “We have some
excellent case studies on failure.
After the failure of these pro-
grammes, we need to dissect
them and say what is it that we
can learn from these various pro-
grammes and change the total.”
Mr Edwards argued that the
Bahamas Development Bank
has “a great opportunity to re-
invent itself.” He strongly
advised that more flexibility be
placed into such programmes so
that they can become self sus-
taining, and also that such pro-
grammes be done within a
national environment, one that
incorporates all of the islands of
The Bahamas.

Describing The Bahamas as
a regional leader in tourism com-
pared to other countries, Chief
Communications Officer in The
Ministry of Tourism, Mr Smith
said, “To put it plainly, we are
regional leaders having not even
scratched the surface of our

potential...” Mr Smith told the
group that the Ministry of
Tourism is actively engaged in
an exercise that will shape and
promote unique and distinctive
brand profiles for 16 islands and
island groups within The
Bahamas, including Andros, the
Abacos, The Exumas, Eleuthera
and Harbour Island, Ragged
Island, Mayaguana, Long Island,
the Berry Islands, Nassau, Par-
adise Island, Grand Bahama,
Inagua, Rum Cay, San Salvador,
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Bimini. Mr Smith revealed that
in the mid and longer term, the
bed of opportunity for small and
medium sized businesses is to be
found in these 16 islands, servic-
ing the development of the
tourism sector and the needs of
the local population who emi-
grate to these islands.

Also in attendance at the
Leadership Forum were senior
executives of The Bahamas
Development Bank, including
the Acting Managing Director,
Mr Anthony Woodside along
with other BDB officials; Mr
Christiaan Sawyer, President of
Sunryse Shredding; Business-
woman, Mrs Claire Sands; Mr
Ron Dames, Programme Man-
ager for Junior Achievement
(Grand Bahama) and Mr
Delano Munroe, Programme
Manager for Junior Achieve-
ment (New Providence).

Full details of the speakers’
presentations and slide shows
will be available on The
Bahamas Development Bank’s
website at http://www.bahamas-
developmentbank.com on
March 31.

CLINTON: GADHAFI CAN END LIBYA'S WOES BY LEAVING

WASHINGTON
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tuting a cease-fire, withdrawing forces from
cities and preparing for a transition that does-
n't include the longtime dictator.

The secretary of state stopped short of deliv-
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Earlier Wednesday, as coalition forces
launched a fifth day of air strikes against gov-
ernment military targets in the North African
nation, President Barack Obama categorical-
ly ruled out a land invasion to remove Gad-
hafi.

i SECRETARY of State Hillary Rodham
i Clinton says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
? can end the crisis in his country in the fastest
? possible manner: By leaving power.
? Clinton says Gadhafi and his closest advis-
i ers have decisions to make as coalition forces
: launched a fifth day of air strikes against mil-
i itary targets in the North African country.
Clinton says the U.S. wants the Libyan gov-

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Liquidator
recovers
$275k in
CLICO funds

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

A Trinidad bank has
been ordered by the US
courts to turn over some
$275,039 to CLICO
(Bahamas) liquidator, pro-
viding the insolvent insur-
er’s liquidator with all doc-
uments relating to the
account this sum was held
in and another funds it
holds.

In March 9, 2011, order,
Judge Erik Kimball of the

ruptcy court granted the
motion agreed between
Craig A. ‘Tony’ Gomez,
the Baker Tilly Gomez
accountant and partner,
and Trinidad-based First
Citizens Bank for the
hand-over of the $275,039
to CLICO (Bahamas) liq-
uidator.

This sum represents a
small but successful recov-
ery for Mr Gomez, who is
working to liquidate CLI-
CO (Bahamas) assets. His

main challenges remain the

sale of the Florida-based
Wellington Preserve real
estate project, which
accounts for 63 per cent of

the insurer’s assets, and the :

SEE page 6B

Roadwork sales
falls reach 70%
for some firms

* Impacted Prince Charles busi-

effort to aid them, with police
bookings exacerbating impact
* Talk of legal action heats up

By ALISON LOWE
Business Reporter

Business conditions on
the Prince Charles Drive
stretch closed to two-way
vehicular traffic remain
greatly constrained,
impacted companies said
yesterday, claiming little
effort has been made to
accomodate their concerns
since they spoke out about
the degree to which their
firms were being impacted
by roadworks.

Where adjustments have
been made by the general
contractor in favour of
business operators, the
potential benefits have
been limited by the actions
of police, several business
owners suggested.

SEE page 10B

The information contained is from a third
party and The Tribune can not be held | =
responsible for errors and/or omission}
from the daily report,



: lion travellers’ lounge in the
? new US departures terminal
? at Lynden Pindling Interna-
? tional Airport (LPIA) is just
? the start of a slew of expan-
i sion activities for Graycliff, as
south Florida district bank- bed oe
? tions and a $20 million ‘Gray-
: cliff Heritage Village’ in Nas-
? sau.

? Graycliff Boutique and Divan
? opened to the travelling pub-
? lic for the first time last week,
: when the new US Departures

? of increasing importance to
? Bahamian-owned resorts in
? the Family Islands, a study
? predicting that this category
: will account for $561.9 mil-
? lion worth of spending in
nesses see little improvement and : 701.
: Tribune Business’s questions
? after the World Travel and
: Tourism Council (WTTC)
i projected that domestic
? tourism would account for
? 20.4 per cent - one-fifth - of
? total output by the Bahamian
alowe@tribunemedia.net i
} tor would “only grow in
? importance”.

: sleeping giant,” Mr Bowe told
? Tribune Business in a series of
? e-mailed replies. “It already
i is playing an increasingly
? important role in our Family
i? Islands, where most of the
? hotels are Bahamian-owned
? and operated.

? more Bahamians taking time
? to visit the Family Islands for
? get-aways, church, family and
? recreational retreats. And as
? the Family Islands continue
? to attract well-known inter-
? national brands, this will con-
? tinue to add to both their
? international and domestic
? appeal. Domestic tourism is
? important and will continue
? to grow in importance.”

: the travel and tourism econo-
? my’s likely contribution to the
? Bahamian economy during
? 2011, and over the next
: decade, forecast: “Domestic
i travel spending is expected to
? generate 20.4 per cent of
? direct Travel and Tourism
? GDP in 2011, compared with
? 79.6 per cent of visitor exports
: (foreign visitor spending or
? international
i receipts).

is expected to total $561.9 mil-
: lion in 2011, rising to $712.9
: million in 2020.”

: that leisure travel spending
? from both domestic tourism
? and international visitors
? would account for 96.9 per
? cent of the Bahamian tourism

THURSDAY, MARCH 24,





2011

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net

Graycliff eyes $20m
‘Heritage Village’

The opening of its $2 mil-

The 5,600 square foot

SEE page 9B

$562M ‘SLEEPING

GIANT’ OF TOURISM

i By NEIL HARTNELL * BHA president says

: Tribune Business Editor ; ; 41 ¢

oO domestic tourism will ‘only
? The Bahamas Hotel Asso- in] :

: row in impor

: ciation’s (BHA) president has ew . porate -

: described domestic tourism especially for Bahamian-

? as “the sleeping giant” that is owned hotels

* Domestic tourism to
account for 20.4%, or
one-fifth, of total tourism
spend in 2011, rising to
$712.9m in 2021

Stuart Bowe, responding to

industry in 2011, said this sec-

“Domestic tourism is the

“We have seen a trend of

The WTTC, in its study of

tourism

“Domestic travel spending

The WTTC study forecast

SEE page 4B

: I Hoping to get permits for West Hill Street renovations this week, with
_ street pedestrianised and project launched in 18 months-2 years
_ BB Aiming to produce chocolate and coffee lines on-property

| I Company targeting six new US airport locations for lounge concept

: By ALISON LOWE
? Business Reporter
: alowe@tribunemedia.net





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STUART BOWE :

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Low Monthly Payments.
Attractive Rates.
Flexible Terms.

: By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

? Glenn Gomez yesterday

i gave an undertaking to

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Baha Mar work

Around 75 Bahamian companies employed to
date on $2.6bn project, with re-routed West
Bay Street and Corridor 7 route now drivable

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

“Close to” 500 Bahamians are now working on phase
one construction of the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project at
Cable Beach, a senior executive with the developer con-
firmed yesterday, with some 75-80 Bahamian compa-
nies also contracted on the development.

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-president of
external and government affairs, told Tribune Business
that “work has commenced on all those areas” involved
in the first phase construction, namely the West Bay
Street re-routing and the Commercial Village construc-
tion.

“To date, we’ve put close to 500 Bahamians to work on
that area,” Mr Sands added. “We also have close to 75
Bahamian companies that have been contracted in aggre-
gate, and work is progressing very well.

“Work has started on the Scotiabank building, the
Fidelity Bank building and the Commonwealth Bank

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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER V olume: 107 No.101THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER MOSTLY SUNNY HIGH 86F LOW 71F B y TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net THE 58 residents of the All Saints Camp have been without electricity and running water for a month since BEC shut off power because o f a $78,000 bill administra tors say they cannot pay in full. Now, management of the centre on Lazaretto Road are appealing for the public to make direct donations to the enormous bill bringing electricity and comfort back to the residents of the facility. Staff are reduced to filling jugs with water from a nearby public pump and leaving the bottles out in the sun so residents can have hot baths, TRY OUR D OUBLE M cFISH The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM YOURSOURCEFOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E I I N N S S I I D D E E T T O O D D A A Y Y F F R R E E E E I I N N T T H H I I S S S S A A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y S S T T R R I I B B U U N N E E : : F F U U N N , G G A A M M E E S S A A N N D D P P U U Z Z Z Z L L E E S S I I N N K K I I D D S S C C O O O O P P ! AIDS CAMP IS CUT OFF OVER $78K LIGHT BILL By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@ tribunemedia.net GOVERNMENT has tainted the BTC sale debate with outright "lies", claims Opposition deputy leader Philip 'Brave' Davis who again denied charges of offering to pay men to protest against the privatisation. Mr Davis said the accusations against him made by Culture Minister Charles Maynard in the House of Assembly Tuesday were only meant to distract the public from what is wrong with the $210 million sale to FORMER chairman of the Bahamas Telecommu n ications Company Edison Key said millions of dollars were lost from the state-r un entity due to "crimin al" impropriety from high ranking employees. The South Abaco MP, who served as BTC's chair m an for seven years after being appointed in 1985, said he noticed the alleged c riminal behaviour shortly after assuming office. He said that contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded toc ompanies run by relatives of executives, work that was not carried out event hough it had been paid f or. "I discovered that just prior to my appointment these persons had beena warded contracts as high as $150,000 to companies owned by family members o f some of the executives By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@ tribunemedia.net VOICING his support against the sale of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless, now Independent MP Branville McCartney called on some of his former FNM colleagues to find the courage to join him in opposing the sale. Giving his first contribution as an Independent Member of Parliament, Mr McCartney said he hoped there will be former colleagues who will be ready to rise above the fray and put aside political allegiances and By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade has expressed his concern at the level of violence seen in recent homicide cases. At a press conference at Police Headquarters on East Street yesterday, Mr Greenslade revealed that while significant progress has been made in the recent homicide cases, police are "very concerned about the numbers that have occurred in New Providence." He said: "I am amazed by the level of violence. We have the ability to do something about it and we must do something." HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, talks with Governor General Youth Award Gold Award winners at Bishop Michael Elton High School, Grand Bahama yesterday. SEEPAGETHREE PRINCE EDWARD MEETS WITH GOVERNOR GENERAL YOUTH AWARD WINNERS Vandyke Hepburn /BIS A SENIOR Member of the PLP has suggested that his party was set up by persons within the FNM to have paid demonstrators appear at their headquarters to embarrass them during the debate on the sale of BTC. According to the sitting Member of Parliament, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, a PLP operative did in fact bring a group of paid demonstrators to the PLPs offices on Parliament Street and Farrington Road on Monday. As this person did not have the funds to pay these individuals, he transported them to the partys headquarters where By RUPERT MISSICK Jr Chief Reporter rmissick@tribunemedia.net THE magistrate, who famously ordered the arrest of the late Sir Lynden Pindling and the only one to have read the Riot Act to a demonstrating crowd, sat down with The Tribune yesterday to reflect on the nine years he served on the bench in the Bahamas and tells of why he has returned every year for the past 50 years. Many persons who have played a part in history seem MA GISTRATE WHO READ THE RIOT ACT REFLECTS ON CAREER SEE page two JOHNBAILY reads the Riot Act on Black Tuesday, 1965. Senior PLP claims FNMs set up par ty o v er paid demonstrator SEE page 15 SEE page 15 COMMISSIONER CONCERNED AT LEVEL OF VIOLENCE SEE page 12 BRAVE: GOVT HAS TAINTED THE BTC DEBATE WITH LIES SEE page 15 SEE page 14 BRAN CALLS ON FNMS TO OPPOSE THE SALE OF BTC SEE page 14 Former chairman Edison Key makes allegations in House Criminal impropriety cost BTCmillions

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to be very self-conscious of their roll, repeating events as if they were written down somewhere for them to recount in the most flattering way possible. Not so with former Magi strate John Baily. There is a genuine humility about him to the point of seeming almost unimpressed with himself. Even the fact that as a jurist he remains unique in Bahamian history as the only magistrate to literally read the Riot Act. The act is even more unique considering the significance of the events that led him to that point. Oh God, yes! Mr Baily exclaimed as the memories of that day rushed back to him. I read the Riot Act! Wasnt that the day Pindling threw the mace out of the window? It certainly was that day, Tuesday, April 27 1965, a day when then leader of the opposition Lynden Pindlings speech accusing the UBP of gerrymandering culminated with the Speakers Mace being snatched from the Speakers dais and being thrown from the House of Assembly window to the street below. The authorities were very nervous in the days leading up to Black Tuesday. The police had received information from informants that there would be a riot on that day. T he night before April 27th they came to Mr Bailys house wanting him to sign a search warrant for the homes of persons who they believed were going to be the ring leaders of this riot. They told me We know w ho are going to be the leaders in the riot, we are expecting and we want a search warrant for the guns we might find, he told The Tribune. Mr Baily signed the warrant and recalls that Cecil Wallace Whitfield was one of the per sons organizing things at that t ime. While the drama unfolded at the House of Assembly, Mr Baily sat in his chambers. The mace was out on the street anda sizable crowd gathered to listen to Mr Pindling as he gave a speech to those gathered. The police began to get nervous. A t that time there were only three magistrates. A senior police office entered Mr Baileys chambers and said, We need you to read the Riot Act. Mr Baily inquired as to the whereabouts of the other two magistrates. Theyve gone home, he was told. Mr Baily said that he told the officer to get him on top of a police car and he would read the act. He was about to mount the vehicle when something occurred to him. Before I stood up on that car I asked them, how many guns did you find? They said, We didnt find any. So I went up. It was the right thing to do to read the Riot Act. The whole purpose of it is to calm things down, Mr Baily said. An hour after the Riot Act is read the police have a legal right to use lethal force if they consider it necessary. Of course such force was never used and the crowd dispersed within an hour and were led to the Southern Recreation Grounds where everyone dispersed. They left very quietly and calmly, they had made their point by then, he said. Mr Baily never regretted reading the act saying that it was a part of his duty as a magistrate, but it did make him severely unpopular with some p eople. I always made the point: How come I was the only per son left to read the Riot Act when there were two more magistrates? Where were they? Mr Baily came to Nassau as a dapper 31-year-old on August 1 2, 1962 to take up his new appointment as a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate. It was a time when there were far fewer instances of violent crime and other than a few kids from America coming into the country with marijuana, virtually no problems w ith drugs. He came to the Bahamas for three weeks before he was actually interviewed for the job, but on the drive from the airport to town he fell in love with the island. Mr Baily left the bench in the Bahamas on August 12 1971, nine years after he arrived and has returned every year since then for the past 50 years. Now 80 years old, he has Bahamian friends from all walks of life. From former to current governors-general like Sir Orville Turnquest, to entertainers like Peanuts Taylor, and even to former criminals he has raised a glass with them all. I get along very well with Bahamians, he said with a broad smile, highlighting the fact that he could even walk down the street and have a cor dial conversation with someone he sent to prison. There was a guy called Sid ney, a charming fun guy, but he could not stop teifin. I sent L OCAL NEWS P AGE 2, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE JOHN BAILY (left Hotel with Mrs Colin Callender; Mrs Ian Allan and singer Gordon MacRae. Magistrate who read the Riot Act reflects on career FROM page one SEE page 10

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B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, is in Grand Bahama this week to honour local participants in the Gov-e rnor-Generals Youth Awards Programme. Prince Edward and Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes presented gold medal awards to 10 participants of the programme at a ceremony and rally held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Auditori-u m yesterday. The recipients were: Marcus Frith, Kirstie Grant, Gadareth Higgs, Keiron Knowles, Krishawn Lubin, Brian Robinson, Stephen Rolle, Saul Salonga, Revanno Smith, Mark Saunders. The Governor Gene ral Youth Award (GGYA began in England in 1956 andhas spread to 129 countries worldwide. Prince Edward has attended gold award ceremonies around the world. This is the first time that the ceremony was held in Freeport. GGYA is a membero f the International Award Association. It is a self development programme that equips young people with life skills so they can make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. Participants improve physical fitness, develop importants kills, provide valuable community service and take adventurous journeys in order to achieve a bronze, silver, or gold award. Prince Edward congratulated the participants on the attainment of their goals. I hope that some of you look back at the journey you undertaken to achieve this. I am sure there were times when you didnt know why you were doing it, but it is a great feeling when you get to the end;it is a great sense of achievement and so congratulations and well done, he said. Prince Edward also thanked all those who supported the young people in the pro gramme. It is so wonderful to see it working so well in the Bahamas and that so many young peo ple and leaders are getting behind it and supporting it, and giving young people the oppor tunity to get involved, he said. Although the programme focuses on individual achieve ment, he stressed that it is real-ly a team effort which includes parents, relatives, friends and unit leaders. Prince Edward also thanked members of the press for their support. You dont often here me say thank you to the press... Sadly we concentrate far too much on the negative and we are here to celebrate the positive, he said. Sir Arthur commended the 400 participants, 33, volunteers and the nine units in Grand Bahama. The Governor General said the programme continues to grow and offer many young Bahamians the opportunity to add dimensions to their lives that will have a lasting impact and enrich their future. As demonstrated by the success of this programme around the world, young people embrace the concept of shaping their own destinies through their involvement in activities and travel, activities that oth erwise might not have been open to them, he said. Sir Arthur said that as a result of the challenges facing the country today, the need to invest in youth is greater than ever. Gold Award recipient Gadareth Higgs, a former stu dent of Grand Bahama Catholic High School, said the programme was a very rewarding experience. He volunteered at the Rand Memorial Hospital and taught Christian doctrine classes at Mary Star of Sea school. He especially enjoyed the expedition aspect of the programme. It has made me a well-rounded individual, he said. Gadereths parents said they are very proud of their son and his achievements. We realise it is about perseverance and character devel opment and we thank all those who played such an integral role in this programme, his mother said. Rick Hayward, the son of GB Port Authority principal Sir Jack Hayward, said he was happy to have sponsored six of the gold awardees from the Jack Hayward High School. Mr Hayward was also a participant in the programme as a youngster. It is not an easy task. I did my bronze and silver and I stopped halfway through the g old and never completed it. But the programme is superb and to have the Prince and Governor General here is wonderful because it is normally done at Government House. So it is really the first time it is here and hopefully it will be held here again, he s aid. The Prince and Sir Arthur were hosted to a cultural extravaganza. Students from the Grand Bahama Catholic High performed two Bahamian songs. Lucaya International School performed the song, We are the World, and the Eight Mile Rock High School p erformed a Bahamian dance. There was a minijunkanoo rush out and the Jack Hayward High School March Band also performed. A moment of silence was observed for Jonathan Walters,a GGYA participant who died while on expedition. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 3 $662&,$7('(*5(( Prince Edward honours youth awards scheme participants CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: His Royal Highn ess Prince Edward and SirA rthur Foulkes were hosted to a cultural extravanganza. Students from the variouss chools on the i sland performed cultural songs and dances, and a mini-junkanoo rush out. VOTEOFTHANKS: Gold A wardee Gadareth Higgs is seen giving vote of thanks. ROYALADDRESS: Prince Edward is seen addressing participants and invited guests at the Governor General Youth Award presentation ceremony at Bishop Michael Eldon High School. P H O T O S : V a n d y k e H e p b u r n / B I S

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By TANEKA THOMPSON T ribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net TEMPERS flared at the Montagu Ramp yesterday morning as seafood vendors faced off against a worker dredging the area in preparation for an event hosted by theN assau Sailing Club. Sherlin Allen Brown, president of the Montagu Vendors Association, said the uproar happened after vendors noticed the machine operator dredging silt and dumping it on the public ramp. The group became frustrate d when they couldn't find out who sent the worker there or why, and they blocked the machine in with their cars. A verbal altercation ensued and the police were ultimately called to sort out the situation, Mr Brown said. He said the group later found o ut that the adjacent Nassau Sailing Club had hired the man to dredge a portion of the area in preparation for an upcoming competition. Mr Brown said he is not opposed to the dredging, but the group should have been f orewarned. Yesterday a few vendors lost merchandise, which they had stored in the water, because of material stirred up by dredging, he said. "We came out here this morning and met someone dredging and putting it on ramp. The gentleman who was opera ting the back-hoe, he acted like we was nothing because he didn't answer us. When he was done and planning to leave, we blocked the ramp off so the back-hoe couldn't get out. Thena conflict started between him and one of the vendors. "We feel as though we should h ave been considered before, since it's affecting the vendors. "Some of the vendors have 50-100 conchs in the water and the silt is going to cover it and the conchs are going to die. If they knew they could have moved the conch to deeper water and been prepared for it". Sherry Albury, manager at the Nassau Sailing Club, said what happened yesterday "was unfortunate" but that the club had come to an understanding with the vendors. She said all parties involved believe the government can domore to improve the infrastructure of the public ramp. "The vast majority of people there want that area dredged. We had to dredge the area in front of our premises and we will be working with the Bahamas Fisheries Alliance and the vendors to see if we get something done properly we want the government agency responsible to come and dredge it "We have an international regatta going on here this week that's backed by the Ministry of Tourism and we are in a position where we cannot launch the boats because the area is so badly silted up. "We dredged the area adjacent to our dock so we could be sure the boats could be launched and be taken back on the dock. We dredged it and we carted away all the debris," she said. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 5 Row at Montagu Ramp over dredging TEMPERS flared over dredging work yesterday. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff

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L OCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE trial of an American girl and a Bahamian man charged in the murder of Anna Garrison began in the Supreme court yesterday. It is alleged that between Sunday, February 25 and Saturday, July 4, 2009, Zyndall McKinney, 23, of Isabella Boulevard, and the teenage girl, being concerned together, caused the death of the victim. Mrs Garrison's badly decomposed body was discovered in a bushy area off Fox Hill Road South near the Blue Water Cay development on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at around 6.20pm. Prosecutors claim she had been stabbed multiple times. Today jurors are expected to view a taped interview between the American teen and Pennsylvania state trooper Todd Hershey. Mr Hershey testified yesterday that on July 6, 2009, he saw the girl and her father at the Avondale police barracks, where he interviewed her. He said that the girl was there only as a visitor and was free to leave the station at any time. Officer Hershey said that he read two documents to the girl; one was her Miranda rights and the other was a juvenile noncustody form. The documents were admitted into evidence despite objections by the girls attorney Elliot Lockhart. Constable Tamiko Lightbourne testified that on July 4, 2009, he and another officer went to Fox Hill Road South where he spoke to Detective Corporal Cash who directed them to a body. Officer Lightbourne said that he took a series of photographs of the scene. He further testified that on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 he and another officer went to the Rand Morgue where he spoke to the pathologist and then to Detective Cash who gave him additional information as well as a blue blouse. The officer told the court that on August 19, he handed the item over to officer 2102 Johnson. A warrant of arrest was issued for Constable Dominic Simms, who failed to appear in court. A jury of eight women and four men was selected to hear evidence in the trial yesterday. Tony Scriven and Ambrose Armbrister appeared for the Crown. McKinney is represented by Murrio Ducille. The trial continues today before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs. Murder trial of American girl and Bahamian man starts in Supreme Court TWO brothers accused of murder were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon. Dmitri Cleare, alias Muff, 22, and Darian Cleare, 25, both of Ridgeland Park, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane. T he men are charged with the March 20 murder of Renaldo A ppoleon. A ppoleon, of Fourth Street, Coconut Grove, collapsed and died at the junction of Fourth Street and Palm Tree Avenue shortly before 1am on Sunday. He was stabbed during an altercation near the corner of Robinson Road and Fourth Street. T he accused were not required to enter a plea to the murder c harge and were remanded to Her Majestys Prison. T he case was adjourned to June 23 when prosecutors are expected to present a voluntary bill of indictment, fast-tracking the matter to the Supreme Court. court news BROTHERS ARRAIGNED ON MURDER CHARGE THE US Embassy in Nassau has announced a call for small grants proposals for the 2011 Ambassador Fund for Prevention. The embassy invited community organisations, NGOs, faith-based organisations, government ministries, businesses, clubs, schools, and individuals to submit proposals for a one-time grant up to $10,000 for projects that promote HIV/AIDS awareness. The main goals of these grants include: educating people, especially youths, about HIV/AIDS and thereby preventing its spread; reducing stigma for those living with the disease; and encouraging people to get tested and to seek treatment. Proposals should target most-at-risk populations and persons engaged in high-risk behaviours, use mass media (ie broadcast, print, or news media) and have support from local government, community leaders, and the organisations leadership, if applicable. Project proposals are being accepted now through April 29, 2011.Late submissions will not be accepted, the embassy said. Proposals should focus on increasing community aware ness of HIV/AIDS and promoting discussion and action to combat HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas. Applicants are encouraged to consider creative, original, and innovative activities including, but not limited to, promotional risk-reduction and prevention messages, voluntary counselling and testing promotion, training and education oppor tunities and promotional contests. Proposals must include: A project description no longer than two pages, including: an organisation/company profile, a timeline indicating when the project will begin and end (not to exceed nine months from start to finish), discussion of the grantees target audience, detailed outcomes and a description of the project evaluation method. A detailed budget with a complete breakdown of costs for all aspects of the project. Funds may not be used for the following: The purchase of food Furniture or equipment purchases (ie computers, office equipment and supplies, recreational devices and equipment) Procurement of consumables for treatment or testing programmes Procurement of anti-retroviral drugs Large-scale programmes requiring more than one-time funding Salaries and benefits for staff or volunteers Supplementing existing funding If awarded a small grant, upon completion of the project, the grantee must provide a financial report detailing all expenditures and a narrative explaining how the project goals and objectives were met. No grants will be awarded to a former grantee who has not completed their reporting requirements. Proposals must be either e-mailed to: kobbsa@state.gov or sent to Ambassadors HIV Prevention Programme Economic Office US Embassy Nassau 42 Queen Street Nassau, Bahamas n Any questions? 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T HE Bamboo Town C onstituency Association o f the Free National Movement said FNMs in Bamboo Town are very disappointed by the resignation of their MP from the party. I n a statement issued yesterday, the associatione xpressed its considerable p ersonal and collective disappointment over Branville McCartneys move and the abrupt manner in which it was done. It said: Mr McCartney d id not inform the execut ives of the Bamboo Town A ssociation prior to his d ecision. We learned of his d ecision at the same time it w as made public. Having worked for his e lection to the House of Assembly and on his behalf in Bamboo Town, we would have expected the basic courtesy of prior notification and consultation. T he association said Mr McCartney had numerouso pportunities to inform its l eadership of his intentions even as recently as last Thursday night, when two of its executives met with him. Many in Bamboo Town still do not understand his a brupt resignation from t he Cabinet and now his r esignation from the F NM, the statement said. The philosophy, mani f esto, policies and leaders hip of the FNM have not c hanged since Mr McCartney was elected to the House of Assembly as an FNM, and joined Mr Ingrahams Cabinet. It is our view that the m ajority of FNMs in Bamboo Town as well as them ajority of residents in our g reat constituency support the governments creation of a new partnership b etween BTC and Cable a nd Wireless to create a cutt ing-edge telecommunications company that will move The Bahamas forward. In the end he did not vote. We are stunned thatw hen the big vote came, Mr McCartney seemedm ore concerned about his o wn personal decision than the broader needs of the people of the Bahamas. By PAUL G TURNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter p turnquest@tribunemedia.net M ICAL MP Alfred Gray s uggested yesterday that the g overnment of the Bahamas intends to use the majority of the $210 million from the sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company to buyt he next general election. M r Gray said that the government will, over the next few m onths, undoubtedly raise the p ay of civil servants, police, a nd other government workers with the hope of persuadi ng them to give the FNM another chance in office. Mr Gray said that these persons will no doubt take them oney but they will not be fooled into voting for the F NM again. Mr Speaker, I want you to m ark my words, and time will p rove me right, in the next coup le of months every civil servant, police, Defence Force, everybody will get an increase, he said. When the MICAL MP began to be heckled by an F NM MP from his seat about whether or not he was sugg esting that civil servants didnt d eserve a raise, Mr Gray said t hat if that was the only consideration, then they should beg iven their funds now. Lets give it now, he d eclared. Why wont you give i t now? Give it now. No, you want to wait until election timet o fool them again. But I am telling you, five years ago is different fromnow, 10 years ago is different from now. The Bahamians of 15 years ago is quite different f rom the Bahamians of today. T hey will take your money and k ick you to the curb, he said. M r Gray added that it has been said of his constituents that they can be bought with only a hot dog and one beer. B ut he urged the FNM gov e rnment to try it this time around. Try it! It aint ga work this time. My people gat pride now. They are not going to be fooled by you. It aint ga workno more; it aint ga work no more. Mr Grays comments came during the third day of debateon the proposed sale of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless in the House of Assembly yesterday. The sale is expected to be put to a vote in Parliament today. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 7 Gray suggests govt aims to use BTCsale money to buy next election Alfred Gray B ranville McCartney Bamboo Towns FNMs disappointed by resignation of Bran McCartney

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By LAMECH JOHNSON A NEW bachelors degree i n journalism has been a pproved by the College of the Bahamas and will be offered to students for the first time this August. Lecturer Hugo Zarate told the Tribune that what was formerly the associates degree in mass communications, will now become the bachelor of arts in media j ournalism programme. The bachelors has been approved by the academic board and will be introduced in the fall, he said. C hairman of the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Pamela C ollins, expresses happiness that the institution finally has a BA for media. Were excited about it because we finally have a BA. Many students have w aited and its here starting i n the fall, so were happy. Students also shared their thoughts about being apart of the new programme. History G iorgio Bain, who is in h er last semester of the associates degree and currently u ndertaking an internship at a local media company, said s he is excited that shell be making history as one of the new programmes firstg raduates. Ricardo Wells confirmed that he would also be stay ing to do the bachelors. He and his like-minded colleagues in the mass communications programme will s witch over to the BA when they go for advisement. Paola Alvino, one of the persons involved in the creation of the new degree, says the college and the Bahamas will benefit from this initiat ive. B enefit Ms Alvino who teaches communications and reporting at the college, hinted that investigative journalism w ill be one of the features o f the new degree and that investigative journalism a nd quality longer length r eporting can only benefit t he Bahamas in the long run. She also says the degree w ill give high school graduates interested in media a place to pursue their stud ies where the tuition is affordable and the quality of education just as good as any foreign college or univ ersity. L OCAL NEWS P AGE 8, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE COB to offer bachelors degree in journalism GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Arthur Foulkes helps Miriam Pinder-Roberts cut her birthday cake while his wife Joan Lady Foulkes looks on. GOVERNOR General Sir Arthur Foulkes wished Miriam Pinder-Roberts a happy 100th birthday, during a party t hrown at her home by family and friends on Tuesday. Sir Arthur said: May God spare us, so that we could live to be with you next year. Lady Foulkes also attended the party. 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Derek Smith /BIS Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y.

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A UNIQUE waste water system in George T own, Exuma designed by a Bahamian engin eer could become a model for other small island developing states around the world. The innovative system transports waste material by boat from those anchored in Elizabeth Harbour and deposits it at a pumping station and processing plant in nearby GeorgeT own. The system is equipped to accommod ate up to 500 yachts at a time. The project is designed to treat the waste from the yachts that frequent Exuma and prevent the fouling up of the harbour, said Ambrose Johnson, its designer. Without any other options, they just dump their sewage in the harbour. Its very seasonal and we are right now at t he peak of the season. The season starts at about Thanksgiving in November, when they start the winters in the north. It starts getting colder and they gravitate toward the south where its warmer, said Mr Johnson. L ocal government authorities worldwide a re considering adopting this kind of system as a means of enhancing environmental responsibility and promoting sustainable developm ent. Mr Johnson explained that the system creates an opportunity to make money while i mproving the environment. He said: For boaters, there is a system of collection. Theres one boat with a tank that goes around and collects all the sewage. They pay for the service, of course, and then he delivers the waste to the plant where it i s treated. H e said the fees are still under consideration, as the plan is being run on a temporary basis w hile the waste is being taken directly to the plant. E ventually, he said, a depository will be built on the location of a new dock. M r Johnson said it took about three to four m onths to complete the plant, and that he takes pride in the fact that its the first of its k ind in the region. He hopes to see his plant replicated in other places. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Six former employees at the Deep Water C ay Resort claim the terms of their contract were breached and are demandingc ompensation from the new o wners. The men had all been working at the fishing lodgef or at least seven years and s ome for as long as 26 years. They claim they although they never formally termi nated, their pay rate was changed and certain benefits were taken away withoute xplanation. Joseph Thomas, Cecil Lath an, Simon Higgs, Walter Reckley, Whitney Rolle and Stephenson Feaster had worked as tour guides atDeep Water Cay. The group of men had been pursuing legal avenues, but have now fired their attorney and retained communitya ctivist Troy Garvey. Mr Garvey insisted the men were terminated and are seek ing compensation. He claims that they are owed more than $150,000. He called the $56,000 offered by the company to be shared among the six former workers, an insult. It is a slap in the face compared to what is actually owed them, Mr Garvey said at a press conference on Tuesday. These men are family men they are hard working and they are entitled to prop er compensation according to the labour laws. Mr Garvey claims that although he was informed that the men had resigned, the company could not produce any resignation letters. These men did not resign, they never got scheduled to come back to work, he explained. Cecil Lathan and Simon Higgs have been out of work since October and the remaining four men have been out of work for three weeks. Joseph Thomas said after the change in ownership at Deep Water Cay, the terms of their contracts were changed. He claims the pay rate was cut by 25 to 30 per cent. The main benefit that was taken away was guarantee days, he added. We were guaranteed X-amount of days per year and at the end of that particular season if you did not meet what was guaran teed, the club would make it up We had a $10 per day guarantee for each day and that was taken away; late notices and double days among other things were also t aken away, he added. They breached the con tract and we just want to be p roperly severed under the laws of the country, said Mr Thomas. Mr Garvey is calling on M inister of Labour Dion Foulkes and MP for High Rock Kenneth Russell to i ntervene and assist the workers. We want to resolve this m atter. These men dont want reinstatement. They want their services to be severeda ppropriately and compensated the right way, Mr Garvey said. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 9 The Mercedes-Benz C-ClassYour most enjoyable drive ever.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a pleasure t obehold offering a new interpretation of d riving pleasure. 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You are cordially invited to attend A presentation by Dr. David T. ConleyPROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND LEADERSHIP FOUNDER, CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF OREGONNEXT STEPS FOR CREATING A COLLEGE AND CAREER READY CULTUREThe rapidly changing world offers tremendous opportunities for The Bahamas to grow and thrive as a nation. Every Bahamian has a role in charting the path, including teachers, business leaders, community members, parents and students. This session will discuss the next steps in developing a culture of college and career readiness in the home, school, and community. Thursday, March 24th, 2011 7:00 pm 9:00 pm INDEPENDENCE BALLROOM B SHERATON NASSAU BEACH RESORT, WEST BAY STREETAdmission is free of charge and there will be a question and answer sessionRSVP T 362 4910 or email speakerseries@lyfordcayfoundation.orgCOLLEGE CONNECTIONS THE SPEAKER SERIESBuildingTomorrowToday Former Deep Water Cay Resort employees demand compensation Bahamian engineers waste water system could be model for small island states AMBROSE JOHNSON stands in front of the w aste water plant he designed for the Elizabeth Harbour Partnership Committee. FIBREGLASS PROCESSING TANKS are part of the breakdown process. G e n a G i b b s / B I S

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Speaking specifically to the most recent seven homicides since March 17, Mr Greenslade said persons engaging in these crimes are prolific repeat offenders who are committed to a life of crime. According to police statistics, of the 31 homicides which have occurred this year, 13 of them have been cleared up. The Commissioner reiterated that the area of New Providence is 80 square miles and in a very small space where everyone is connected, family members and friends cannot tolerate illegal behaviour and must turn offenders in. Mr Greenslade appealed to the public to turn these people in. He said: "These are not strangers they are loved ones, our relatives and friends and people that live among us who are in possession of illegal firearms, trafficking and possess illegal drugs and are abusing alcohol." Not targeting a specific sector of the community, Mr Greenslade insisted that young people who abuse alcohol and drugs are from all sectors of society. He said: The problem is when you take the abuse, drugs and alcohol and possession of illegal firearms, and have young persons making bad choices, you are going to continue to have major problems. Speaking to those persons who have knowledge of criminals and allow activities to continue, Mr Greenslade said that if you have a relative or friend who is in possession of a gun in your house or in your car or neighbourhood and you know it, it begs the question are you harbouring a criminal? He said: "Many of our slayings are not random, but rather deliberate. I wish to say to the Bahamian public at large that there is not an allout war on the peaceful lawabiding citizens and residents of this country. Failing to give information to the police, will embolden the criminal and may compromise the safety of the entire community, Mr Greenslade said. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE &DULEEHDQ%RWWOLQJ&R%DKDPDVf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f/WG 3 1DVVDX%DKDPDV 2UE\HPDLOWR PDUNHWLQJ#FEFEDKDPDVFRP Commissioner concerned at level of violence FROM page one THE BAHAMAS was among 33 governments participating in a UN-organised tsunami drill yesterday, according to reports. Although the drill had mixed results in some countries, emer gency management workers in the Bahamas were reported to have successfully issued a text message alert to 300 officials across the country. TSUNAMIDRILL

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L OCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE a lliances to give the people of the Bahamas a vote of confidence in their ability to be owners in a free economy. Time and time again Bahamians have showed that t hey are a trusting people, willing to take any old thing at face value because they want to believe in truth and honesty. But how many more broken political promises can an already brok en people take before they say enough is enough? I hope that when we see the marches and the demonstrations, and hear of resignations, and other forms of civil protests, we will not be so quick to deplore these marches and demonstrations, and resignat ions, and other forms of protest without expressing similar, strong criticism for the conditions that brought about the marches and the demonstrations, and resignations, and other forms of civil protests, he said. When Mr McCartney began his communication, the entire c hamber in the House of Assembly fell deathly quiet. The Independent MP began by highlighting that while he has only been a Member of Parliament for a short time, he found himself on many occasions silently thinking in awe of how honoured and privileged he was t o be sitting among members such as the leader of his former party, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, and the leader of the PLP Perry Christie. Mr McCartney said he first made the decision to enter politics because he saw how crime and other social ills were runn ing rampant throughout the Bahamian society. Feeling motivated by the idea that he could possibly be one of a few who could make a difference, the Independent MP said his intention was and remains to be the change I want to see in the world. We are here today at each others throats, not just because the people are angry and worked up at the impending sale of BTC, but we are here today because, some 40 years after independence, after decades of dangling the carrot of empowerment before them offering a pittance here and a pittance there Bahamian people are disillusioned, fed up with, and angry at feeling dis empowered in their own land. I will paraphrase a good friend of mine who said that some of us in society have allowed, and continue to allow our political leaders to use the time proven strategy of divide and conquer to cast one as the enemy of the other, pitting us imprudently against each other to achieve their goals, while at the same time preventing us from achieving the simple ones we have set for ourselves and have worked so tirelessly to see actualized as a people the creation of a nation that is a reflection of our collective intellectual wills. At some point, however, this friend continues, we must recognize that we are not the enemy of each other, and no matter what our station or position is within society, we are all categorized and classified as Bahamians; and it is under this umbrella that we must collectively assemble and challenge the political status quo that, for decades, has denied us as a people the right to have the semblance of power that independence has promised us, he said. Mr McCartney said that demonstrations that were seen outside of the House of Assembly in the past few weeks and days is a direct challenge to this very same political status quo, and shows a new awakening in a generation that has been disenfranchised for too long. Mr McCartney added he has heard the criticisms levied at himself over the past few years as being someone who is a show-boater or grandstander who lacks the ability to lead. He said that some have gone as far as calling him a young upstart who should wait his time. However, Mr McCartney said the time is always ripe to do right. Over the next few weeks, months, and even years, as I seek to continue to serve the people of Bamboo Town and the Bahamas, I am sure that the colourful commentaries, criticisms, and characterisations will only intensify as the naysayers will nay-say in their attempts to discredit me and send me to my political graveyard. But I can assure you here today, as I stand in opposition to the offering up of the majority holdings in BTC, no matter what commentaries are offered up about and against me, I promise the Bahamian people, from Grand Bahama in the north to Inagua in the south, Long Island to Rum Cay, from Bain Town to Bamboo Town, from Ft Charlotte to Ft Fincastle, that God willing, I will continue to do what I entered pol itics in 2007 to do; and that is work to ensure that the Bahamas is a society free from the force of complacency brought on us by years and years of oppression, insensitiv ity, bitterness, and self-hate a place where people can begin to feel a true self of somebodi ness, he said. Mr McCartney was original ly frustrated in making his contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday at several points. He was finally allowed to address the Speaker after two other MPs, one PLP and one FNM were given their 30minute time slots ahead of him. The Tribune was told, while night rounds are done by flashlight. "We are making it only for the grace of God and some cool breeze. I can't even cook properly, everything is spoiling," said supervisor and cook Theresa Glinton, who has worked at the camp for the past 10 years. "The people inside here they are moody, say ing 'I am hot Ms Glinton'. A lot of them are bed-ridden, and with this kind of temperature they will have bed sores. "We have to knock on neighbours' doors to see if they can iron the children's clothes so they can go to school, we have to go and beg people. My boyfriend has a truck and comes every evening and gets barrels to fill with water from the pump for residents to bathe." The camp provides room and board to adults and children with HIV/AIDS, other illnesses and the downtrodden. The current management of the camp believe the bill was allowed to mount under the tenure of former director Rev Glenroy Nottage, who died several years ago. "We didn't know the bill was this high, when we went to BEC they said this bill didn't come up yesterday, this bill was here for umpteen years. We were putting money on it continuously and they come to a decision that this is ain' making no sense taking' (a little money from us because the bill ain' moving," added Ms Glinton. Camp administrator Diana Ingraham said she knows the public is not to blame for the centre's exorbitant electricity bill, but is hope ful that kind hearts will lend a helping hand. "They want $6,000 a month to pay the BEC bill but I don't have that. I give them what I have because I have to supply food, toiletries, bleach and all kinda stuff for the camp. The money what government gives me every three to four months, it ain' sufficient. "I would like for donors to go straight to BEC and put it on the account for All Saints Camp, Lazaretto Road. It could be $2, any thing, we'll appreciate it. We don't want it, just give to BEC." Ms Glinton added: "It ain' the public's fault that our light bill is this high but at least they could have a heart, you cant just throw away people like they are dogs because of their sickness." The power was shut off February 23 and the women said they contacted the Department of Social Services for assistance a few days later. They claim the department has not extended any additional funds to them because the matter is still being reviewed. Officials at the camp added they are thankful for food donations from Super Value, Bahamas Food Services, Potter's Cay Produce Exchange and long-term assistance from Mr and Mrs Terry Spring from the United States. Yesterday, The Tribune contacted BEC Chairman Michael Moss who said he did not know the specifics of the All Saints Camp account. He did say several charities and social groups had large BEC bills that need to be settled. He promised to look into the matter and respond today. FROM page one AIDS camp cut of f over $78k light bill FROM page one Branville BRANVILLE MCCARTNEY

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LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 15 THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASV isit our website at www.cob.edu.bsF ACUL TY V ACANCY Applications are invited for suitably qualified individuals for the position of: A ssistant Professor, Public Administration, School of Social Sciences ,with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses, participating in the revision of the existing baccalaureate degree programme in Public Administration, contributing to the development and implementation of a masters degree programme in Public Administration, participating in student recruitment and advisement, engaging in scholarly/professional activities and serving on departmental and college-wide committees. A pplicants should possess: an earned Ph.D from an accredited institution; have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; skills in programme and course development and implementation; and a commitment to scholarly research. For a detailed job description, visit www .cob.edu.bs/hrapply Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume and cover letter of interest no later than Thursday,March 31st to Associate Vice President, Human Resources, The College of the Bahamas, P. O. Box N-4912, Poinciana Drive & Thompson Boulevard OR email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs Cable and Wireless Communications. Yesterday in the House of Assembly, Mr Davis tabled a transcript of Mr Maynard's remarks. "I now have the transcript of the contribution made by the member from Golden Isles. "He (Mr Maynard I received a cheque from Bluewater, for a million dollars, thatis an absolute lie. The member for North Abaco would know, he should learn some finance, and the member from Marco City his junior minister." In a statement released yesterday the Cat Island and Rum Cay MP said if Mr Maynard's statements are repeated outside of Parliament, he will sue. "We are more than half way through the debate on the sale of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless and so far the Governments response has been scandalous and shameful. "Charles Maynard and others have engaged in outright lying, defamation and propaganda of the highest order. Mr Maynards comments were bold-faced lies. To date they have engaged in guerilla warfare and smokes and mirrors in their efforts to muddy the waters and detract from the real issues at hand," said Mr Davisin a statement yesterday. "As many Bahamians are aware privilege in the House of Assembly and Senate allows parliamentarians to make statements, no matter how bogus and outrageous, with immunity from arrest or civil liability arising from those statements. Charles Maynard abused that privilege. He continues to make a mockery of the Parliament of the Bahamas and quite frankly himself. I dare him to repeat such untruths outside of the cover of Parliament. If he is foolish enough to do so, I can assure him that I will pursue all possible legal avenues to recover for damages to my reputation." His comments came a day after Mr Maynard accused him of offering to pay extra money for men willing to get "locked up" during a protest outside of Parliament against government's sale of BTC. "Everybody knows that the Progressive Liberal Party is behind the civil disorder," Mr Maynard said while supporting the sale of BTC in the House of Assembly Tuesday. "The member for Cat Island made a phone call night before last to somebody saying 'I want you to bring some men and I'll pay them extra if they willing to get locked up, downtown'." While in the House, Mr Davis denied the claims. Yesterday he said the remarks were "gutter politics" and "false propaganda.". "Instead of addressing the real questions of the day it is clear that the FNM has chosen to exploit one of its own, who less than five years ago was begging for a PLP nomination, to defame the PLP and its members in their attempts to manipulate public opinion," he said. of the corporation. Large sums of the corporation's money h ad been paid out up front, which was not the normal way transactions occurred. But it gets worse, Mr Speaker, further investigations also revealed that no work was being done on procurement of these contracts," he said in the House of Assem bly as he gave his support for the $210 m illion sale of BTC to Cable and Wireless Communications. He added it was also discovered that m illions of dollars had been transferred i nto bank accounts without the approval of BTC's board or the Central Bank of the B ahamas. Huge sums of money were paid on these accounts. .no reasonable or accepta ble explanation was forthcoming as to w here these funds vanished. As a result an external investigation and audit were launched. "In the final analysis persons holding very high positions in the corporation were dismissed. The investigation and audit revealed sufficient evidence of criminali mpropriety to warrant criminal prosecu t ion. According to Mr Key, the missing funds were never accounted for and no criminalc harges were pressed despite recommend ations to prosecute those in question. they demanded their funds, the MP said. At t he PLPs headquarters, police had to be called to quell the crowd and restore law and order not before photographs of the incident were taken and delivered to the media, he said. According to a senior party member, he was notified yesterday that this same PLPo perative was seen sitting with an FNM Cabinet Minister and one of his generals at the Oh Andros stall at Arawak Cay on Tuesday night. Travelling there himself, the PLP MP said that he witnessed the interaction with his own eyes. I have no doubt that he was supplying the Minister with information and that the entire thing may have been orchestrated f rom the beginning. Because it makes absolutely no sense otherwise. We did not organize these persons and for him to do something so foolish without any direct benefit to himself otherwise, no other rational explanation could be found, he said. T his latest public relations disaster for the PLP could not come at a worse time for the party, political pundits have suggested. With the Official Opposition already lacking the numbers to vote down the sale of 51 per cent of BTC to Cable and Wireless, these r eports of paying demonstrators only furt her weakens their position of not having t he majority of the support of the general public against this sale. Senior PLP claims F ROM page one FROM page one Millions of dollars were lost FROM page one Brave: govt has tainted the BTC debate with lies PHILIPBRAVEDAVIS

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AS a part of the Bahamas Development Bank and the Ministry of Finances continuing efforts to assess the best options and models to effectively finance, promote, and sustain the development of small and medium sized businesses in the country, the BDB hosted a oneday Leadership Forum on small business development at the British Colonial Hilton on February 3. A broad-range of business stakeholders, including small business owners, development and commercial bankers, venture capital fund executives and small business development consultants were given an opportunity to discuss their positions on issues surrounding funding and support to existing, new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of the views expressed by the participants will be used by the Government in the creation of a new legislative regime. Mr Darron B Cash, Chairman of The Bahamas Development Bank chaired the Leadership Forum. Featured speakers on funding and support models were Dr Basil Springer, a former consultant to the Caribbean Development Bank and a Change Engine Consultant with the Caribbean Business Enterprise Trust Inc. (CBET bados, and Mr Sandro Murtas, Director of the International Trade Centre of the Puerto Rico Small Business Development Centre. Other featured presenters included former Minister of T rade and Industry Leslie Miller, o wner of Marios Bowling & Family Entertainment Palace; Mr Dionisio DAguilar, President of Super Wash, Chairman of Abaco Markets and former President of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce; Mr Jerry C Butler, Executive Director and CEO of Global Equity Consultants Ltd, former Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank, and former Financial Controller of BDB and Mr Hubert Edwards, Senior Manager of Business and Strategic Planning at The Bank of The Bahamas; Mr Paul D Major, Business Consultant and former General Manager of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC aging Director of BDB; Mr Basil Smith, Chief Communications Officer in The Ministry of Tourism; Mr Mario Cartwright, owner and Managing Director of Flying Fish Marina & Yuma Oil and Gas in Clarence Town, Long Island; and Mr Philip Simon, Executive Director of We The People and former Executive Director of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce. ALTERNATIVE MODELS Dr Springer and Mr Murtas individually outlined two specif ic options that would serve as alternatives to the existing model of The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC ture Capital Fund (VCF Dr Springer said that the CBET Shepherding Model in Barbados is a partnership between CBET Inc., the Barbad os Government, the Barbados Private Sector and Foreign Direct Investment, in which the CBET provides Shepherding or effective management, mentoring and counselling to small businesspersons throughout the life of their businesses to ensure their success. The Government i n turn invests monies through Seed Venture Capital Funds and Venture Capital Funds. Addi tionally, the private sector, main ly commercial banks, insurance companies, big firms are also invited to invest with an oppor tunity to receive a return on their investments. D r Springer explained that with the CBET Shepherding Model entrepreneurs are award ed grants for businesses which can grow outside of the country in the global market. He disclosed that in Barbados the companies in which they have invested are projected conservativelyt o generate an average of $1 million per year, per business over the first five years after the start up year. Dr Springer strongly urged The Bahamas to adopt the CBET Shepherding Model. He noted that to function effectively, the model has to be void ofa ny political interference. As such, he suggested that it should it be introduced in The Bahamas, it should not fall under the responsibility of the BDB, BAIC, or the VCF but rather under the establishment of The Bahamas Business Enterprises Corporation, which he advised should be declared a non-profit organization, by the Government. Let the role of the Government be to provide regulatory and service functions, not own and control something that should be done by the private sector, Dr Springer said. Mr Murtas, Director of the International Trade Centre of the Puerto Rico Small Business and Technology Development Centre informed the group that in Puerto Rico, a US territory, there are about 3.8 million people and as a result some 10 Small Business Development Centres (SBDCs grammes have been established across the country to help develop small businesses. The federally funded SBDCs offer SMEs counselling, training, help with the development of business and marketing plans, and with the locating of financing. According to Mr Murtas priority is placed on businesses that have a high potential for import and export, as well as an ability to participate in international trade. The SBDCs also provide loan guarantees and functions as a co-signer to assist small businesses in Puerto Rico in accessing funding through the banks. Mr Murtas reported that the S BDCs are funded by three partners the SBA (Small Business Administration) that provides small businesses with access to capital, an Inter-American university which provides training, and the Puerto Rico State Agency which attracts investment to the island and h elps local companies promote the economy. Mr Murtas explained that it is mandatory that all entrepre neurs requesting assistance participate in three seminars that cost $150 in total. These fees are paid for by the entrepreneurs themselves. The seminars focuso n how to run and develop a successful business. Once the business owners meet this requirement and demonstrate their seriousness, they can then receive free counselling and opportunities to assist them in gaining access to funding. Mr Murtas stated that during 1 997 to 2010 the Puerto Rican SBDCs assisted around 30,000 clients which translated into an estimated 240,000 hours of assistance with 60 hours being the average amount of time invested in each client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ahamas Development Bank holds small business forum DARRON B CASH Chairman of The Bahamas Development Bank SEE page 17

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DEBATING THE F UTURE OF THE BDB Former Managing Director of the BDB and former General Manager of BAIC, Mr Major said, Today, there is as great a need for the existence of theB ahamas Development Bank as there ever has been. He argued t hat BDB and BAIC should be amalgamated to capitalize on the synergies that exist. He insisted however, that if the BDB were removed from the banking landscape, the void would not be filled by the commercial banks. Businessman Leslie Miller holds the view that the single m ost challenging obstacle facing newly established or existing small and medium sized enterprises is access to funding. His position was that while The Bahamas has relied on the original recipe of using taxpayers money to establish public sector institutions for the purpose ofa ssisting in the development of SMEs by establishing BDB,BAIC, and the VCF, the per formance of those public spon sored development institutions has been less than stellar over the years. Mr Miller strongly recommended that attention should bep laced on providing financial assistance by some form of loan guarantee programmes to qual ified SMEs; hiring on a case-bycase basis skilled technical assistance from the private sector; in addition to the establishment of legislation focused on businessfriendly laws to support small b usinesses. Perspectives from Chamber of Commerce Leaders and Small Business Owners Mr Cartwright, President of the Long Island Chamber of Commerce, owner and Managing Director of Flying Fish Marina & Yuma Oil and Gas in Clarence Town, Long Island commended The Bahamas Development Bank for granting him a significant loan to establish his project, one which he admits he would not have been able to receive from a regular commercial bank. He did, however, express concern over the length of time of the loan approval process. Nevertheless he commented, Flying Fish Marina exists today and it is growing, thanks to the large part of The Bahamas Development Bank. He added, Unfortu nately, the Development Bank cannot help everyone. Mr Cartwright called for more mon ey to be made available for the BDB. Mr Cartwright believes that the amalgamation of BAIC, BDB, and the VCF may be a good idea to assist in accelerating the process for persons requiring funding. Mr Cartwright called for a more efficient and quicker mode of transportation and accessibility to the Family Islands, improved infrastructure, adequate advertising and promotion to boost traffic to the island, and the implementation of incentives to qualified Bahamian investors such as Crown Land grants, duty concessions and access to capital. Former President of the Bahamas Chamber of Com merce, and President of Super Wash and Chairman of Abaco Markets, Mr DAguilar expressed mixed views on BAIC and BDB. He noted that he has always felt that there was noneed for public institutions like BAIC and BDB. He admitted, however, following the discussions at the BDB Leadership Forum he had somewhat changed his mind. Mr DAguilar said his view was based on what he pointed to as results that have not been terribly successful. He admitted though that there are some success stories. Mr DAguilar concluded that some kind of loan guarantee scheme, some sort of incubation programme is very, very neces sary. Mr Simon, Executive Director of We The People, former Exec utive Director of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, sug gested the privatisation of the Venture Capital Fund; and called for the creation of a small business administration or National Development Agency and resource centre that would be governed by a fully indepen dent board with no political rep resentation. Mr Simon pointedout that while Bahamians are very entrepreneurial as a peo ple, the question is how do we expand that spirit into businesses that can sustain themselves for generations. We have to move beyond that mom and pop level, Mr Simon commented. He also called for greater emphasis to be placed on Cul tural Heritage Tourism, and that the countrys tax structure be revisited. Mr Butler, Executive Director and CEO of Global Equity Consultants Ltd., former Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Develop ment Bank, and former Finan cial Controller of BDB expressed the view that BDB and its clients must be balanced with a national plan with empowerment, and a plan for institutional development. In other words, if BDB gets money to empower Bahamians, and lends it to them, there must be a plan to sustain BDB. He continued, Which means the loans have to be paid back, or there must be a plan to get additional funding, and to do off balance sheet transactions for people who could pay. Mr Hubert Edwards, Senior Manager of Business and Strate gic Planning at The Bank of The Bahamas, expressed a grave concern over the failure of various Government operated institutions that are designed to assist in funding and supporting small and medium sized businesses in the country. We have some excellent case studies on failure. After the failure of these programmes, we need to dissect them and say what is it that we can learn from these various programmes and change the total. Mr Edwards argued that the Bahamas Development Bank has a great opportunity to reinvent itself. He strongly advised that more flexibility be placed into such programmes so that they can become self sustaining, and also that such programmes be done within a national environment, one that incorporates all of the islands of The Bahamas. Describing The Bahamas as a regional leader in tourism com pared to other countries, Chief Communications Officer in The Ministry of Tourism, Mr Smith said, To put it plainly, we are regional leaders having not even scratched the surface of our potential Mr Smith told the group that the Ministry of Tourism is actively engaged in an exercise that will shape and promote unique and distinctive brand profiles for 16 islands and island groups within The Bahamas, including Andros, the Abacos, The Exumas, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Ragged Island, Mayaguana, Long Island, the Berry Islands, Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Acklins, Crooked Island and Bimini. Mr Smith revealed that in the mid and longer term, the bed of opportunity for small and medium sized businesses is to be found in these 16 islands, servic ing the development of the tourism sector and the needs of the local population who emigrate to these islands. Also in attendance at the Leadership Forum were senior executives of The Bahamas Development Bank, including the Acting Managing Director,Mr Anthony Woodside along with other BDB officials; Mr Christiaan Sawyer, President of Sunryse Shredding; Business woman, Mrs Claire Sands; Mr Ron Dames, Programme Man ager for Junior Achievement (Grand Bahama Delano Munroe, Programme Manager for Junior Achieve ment (New Providence Full details of the speakers presentations and slide shows will be available on The Bahamas Development Banks website at http://www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com on March 31. WASHINGTON Associated Press SECRETARYof State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi can end the crisis in his country in the fastest possible manner: By leaving power. Clinton says Gadhafi and his closest advisers have decisions to make as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against military targets in the North African country. Clinton says the U.S. wants the Libyan gove rnment to "make the right decision" by instituting a cease-fire, withdrawing forces from cities and preparing for a transition that doesn't include the longtime dictator. The secretary of state stopped short of delivering an "or-else" ultimatum. Earlier Wednesday, as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the North African n ation, President Barack Obama categorically ruled out a land invasion to remove Gadhafi. INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 17 CLINTON: GADHAFI CAN END LIBYAS WOES BY LEAVING F ROM page 16 Bahamas Development Bank LOS ANGELES Associated Press ELIZABETH TAYLOR, the violet-eyed film legend whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79. She was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks, said publicist Sally Morrison. "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love," her son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement. "We have just lost a Hollywood giant," said longtime friend Elton John. "More importantly,we have lost an incredible human being." Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable. She had extraordinary grace, wealth and voluptuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards, including a special one for her humanitarian work. She was the most loyal of friends and a defender of gays in Hollywood when AIDS was new to the industry and beyond. But she was afflicted by ill health, failed romances (eight marriages, seven husbands) and personal tragedy. "I think I'm becoming fatalistic," she said in 1989. "Too much has happened in my life for me not to be fatalistic." Her more than 50 movies included unforgettable portraits of innocence and of decadence, from thec hildren's classic "National Velvet" and the sentimental family comedy "Father of the Bride" to Oscar-winning transgressions in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Butterfield 8." The historical epic "Cleopatra" is among Hollywood's greatest on-screen fiascos and a landmark of off-screen monkeyb usiness, the meeting ground of Taylor and Richard Burton, the "Brangelina" of their day. She played enough bawdy women on film for critic Pauline Kael to deem her "Chaucerian Beverly Hills." But her defining role, one that lasted past her moviemaking days, w as "Elizabeth Taylor," ever marrying and divorcing, in and out of hospitals, gaining and losing weight, standing by Michael Jackson, Rock Hudson and other troubled friends, acquiring a jewelry collection that seemed to rival Tiffany's. She was a child star who grew up and aged before an adoring, appalled and fascinated public. She arrived in Hollywood when the studios ystem tightly controlled an actor's life and image, had more marriages than any publicist could explain away and carried on until she no longer required explanation. She was the industry's great survivor, and among the first to reach that special category of celebrity famous for being famous. Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 ELIZABETH TAYLOR poses as Queen Cleopatra

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SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.10 $5.12 $5.11 By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor The Bahamas Hotel Asso ciations (BHA described domestic tourism as the sleeping giant that is of increasing importance toB ahamian-owned resorts in the Family Islands, a study predicting that this category will account for $561.9 mil lion worth of spending in 2011. Stuart Bowe, responding to Tribune Businesss questions after the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC projected that domestict ourism would account for 20.4 per cent one-fifth of total output by the Bahamian industry in 2011, said this sec tor would only grow in importance. Domestic tourism is the sleeping giant, Mr Bowe told Tribune Business in a series of e-mailed replies. It already is playing an increasingly important role in our Family Islands, where most of the hotels are Bahamian-owned and operated. We have seen a trend of more Bahamians taking time to visit the Family Islands for get-aways, church, family and recreational retreats. And as the Family Islands continue to attract well-known international brands, this will continue to add to both their international and domestic appeal. Domestic tourism is important and will continue to grow in importance. The WTTC, in its study of the travel and tourism econo mys likely contribution to the Bahamian economy during 2011, and over the next decade, forecast: Domestic travel spending is expected to generate 20.4 per cent of direct Travel and Tourism GDP in 2011, compared with 79.6 per cent of visitor exports (foreign visitor spending or international tourism receipts). Domestic travel spending is expected to total $561.9 million in 2011, rising to $712.9 million in 2020. The WTTC study forecast that leisure travel spending from both domestic tourism and international visitors would account for 96.9 per cent of the Bahamian tourism $562M SLEEPING GIANT OF TOURISM S TUART BOWE BHA president says domestic tourism will only grow in importance, especially for Bahamianowned hotels Domestic tourism to account for 20.4%, or one-fifth, of total tourism spend in 2011, rising to $712.9m in 2021 Domestic tourism is important and will continue to grow in importance. SEE page 4B By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Customs Comptroller Glenn Gomez yesterdayg ave an undertaking to r eturn the main server and all equipment/records taken in last weeks joint Cus-t oms/police raid of Robin Hood to the retailer, its attorney describing the law enforcement agenciesa ctions as totally foolish. Wayne Munroe told Tri CUSTOMS RETURNS SEIZED MATERIALS FROM ROBIN HOOD Comptroller gives undertaking, as retailer s attorney slams foolish action and claims raid not in compliance with Admissibility of Evidence Act SEE page 5B B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Close to 500 Bahamians are now working on phase one construction of the $2.6 billion Baha Mar project at Cable Beach, a senior executive with the developer confirmed yesterday, with some 75-80 Bahamian companies also contracted on the development. R obert Sands, Baha Mars senior vice-president of e xternal and government affairs, told Tribune Business that work has commenced on all those areas involved i n the first phase construction, namely the West Bay S treet re-routing and the Commercial Village construct ion. To date, weve put close to 500 Bahamians to work on that area, Mr Sands added. We also have close to 75 Bahamian companies that have been contracted in aggregate, and work is progressing very well. Work has started on the Scotiabank building, the Fidelity Bank building and the Commonwealth Bank Close to 500 Bahamians on Baha Mar work Around 75 Bahamian companies employed to date on $2.6bn project, with re-routed West B ay Street and Corridor 7 route now drivable SEE page 6B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net The opening of its $2 mil l ion travellers lounge in the new US departures terminal at Lynden Pindling Interna-t ional Airport (LPIA the start of a slew of expansion activities for Graycliff, ast he company now sets it sights o n six new US airport locations and a $20 million Graycliff Heritage Village in Nass au. The 5,600 square foot Graycliff Boutique and Divano pened to the travelling public for the first time last week, when the new US Departures Graycliff eyes $20m Heritage Village n Hoping to get permits for West Hill Street renovations this week, with street pedestrianised and project launched in 18 months-2 years n Aiming to produce chocolate and coffee lines on-property n Company targeting six new US airport locations for lounge concept EXPANSION A CTIVITIES: The Graycliff lounge in the airport. SEE page 9B B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor A Trinidad bank has b een ordered by the US c ourts to turn over some $275,039 to CLICO (Bahamas viding the insolvent insurers liquidator with all documents relating to the account this sum was held i n and another funds it holds. In March 9, 2011, order, J udge Erik Kimball of the south Florida district bankruptcy court granted the motion agreed between Craig A. Tony Gomez, the Baker Tilly Gomez accountant and partner, a nd Trinidad-based First C itizens Bank for the h and-over of the $275,039 to CLICO (Bahamasu idator. T his sum represents a small but successful recovery for Mr Gomez, who is working to liquidate CLI C O (Bahamas main challenges remain the sale of the Florida-basedW ellington Preserve real estate project, which accounts for 63 per cent of the insurers assets, and the Liquidator recovers $275k in CLICO funds SEE page 6B By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net Business conditions on the Prince Charles Drive stretch closed to two-way vehicular traffic remain greatly constrained, impacted companies said yesterday, claiming little effort has been made to accomodate their concerns since they spoke out about the degree to which their firms were being impacted by roadworks. Where adjustments have been made by the general contractor in favour of business operators, the potential benefits have been limited by the actions of police, several business owners suggested. Roadwork sales falls r each 70% for some firms Impacted Prince Charles busi nesses see little improvement and effort to aid them, with police bookings exacerbating impact* T alk of legal action heats up SEE page 10B

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B USINESS P AGE 2B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE OUR TEAM HAS GROWN! Baha Mar is delighted to announce the addition of nine Bahamian team members. We welcome each member to our dedicated team with open arms! Cindy McPheeCox Receptionist Hire Date: January 12, 2011 KenwoodBurrows DirectorofArchitecture IramLewisArchitecture (contracted by CCA Bahamas Ltd.) Hire Date: January 2011 IramLewis Principal IramLewisArchitecture (contracted by CCA Bahamas Ltd.) Hire Date: January 2011 Regina Medley Receptionist (Employed by CCA Bahamas Ltd) Hire Date: March 22, 2011 Lezelye Sands Manager/ Financial Reporting Hire Date: March 14, 2011 DominiqueLockhart DocumentController Hire Date: March 14, 2011 TabithaBethel AdministrativeAssistant Hire date: March 17, 2011 LauraMillar EnvironmentalMonitor Hire date: April 18, 2011 ONeaGrant ExecutiveAssistant Hire Date: March 7, 2011 BY DEIDRE M. BASTIAN W e live in an image-driven culture where computers play increasingly important roles in our lives. An essential ingredient in visual image. The perishable nature of paper makes it difficult to preserve documents, so image scanners saved the day by becoming one of the breaking inventions of the 20th century. The history of image scanners can be traced back to the period when telephotography was used to transfer images from one place to another. However, the first image scanner, known as a drum scanner, was developed in 1957 at the US National Bureau of Standards by a team led by Russel Kirsch. Later scanners have slowly developed into the devices we know today with a variety of models. Before we leap away, lets differentiate the scanner from other products. The popular Flatbed scanners, also called desktop scanners, are the most versatile and commonly used, but are often confused with a photocopier. Is image scanning the same process as photocopying? No, it isnt. What is the difference? The flatbed scanner is similar to a copier machine except that the document is scanned and saved as a digital image in memory on your computer for storage orp rinting, while photocopying simply makes an additional copy of the image and prints it. (No document is stored or saved, only copied). Scanning is essential for peo ple who want to preserve precious memories, important files and maintain space. The mainq uestion one should answer before making a scan of an image is: "How will the image be output or produced on screen or paper? Scanning for the Screen/Monitor: Because browsers ignore all "inch"i nformation stored within files, images are displayed on monitors in terms of raw pixels. For example, suppose you are scan-n ing an image for a web page with the goal of making the image large. The lowest common denominator is the best strategy, as scanning images at higher resolutions than the display machines resolution will not make them clearer, only s low the production down. When scanning a pure black and white image (not grayscale for web page, a slightly different strategy is required. For example: Suppose the goal is to make the image 400 pixels wide so it fits comfortably on a web page. Seek to scan it as a p ure black and white image at 800 pixels across. (doubled amount). Keep in mind that quality and file size are in inverse proportion, and it is important to keep the image file size small if it is to be displayed over the web. As a general rule, always save photographic images for the screen as JPEG files. Scanning for Print/Paper Output: Remember, when scanning for printing purposes, consider the resolution of the printer and the desired size of the image, as inches do matter. Typically, one should scan colour photographs at about half the resolution of the printer. For example, if printing to a 600 DPI printer, the scanned image should be around 300 DPI. However, try experi menting to establish the opti mal scanning resolution, as it varies for specific printers. Scanning pure black and white images: If printing to a 300 DPI printer, the image should be scanned at 300 DPI. If scanned at less than half the printer resolution (i.e. 100 DPI it will produce very jagged edges. Because a pure black and white image does not contain any colour, scanning it at a higher resolution will create a much smaller file than a similarly-sized colour image. Trying to increase an images size by adding pixels will result in a large file that is blurry, and no amount of sharpening will correct it. Making a large file smaller basically allows the computer to dispose rather than add information, a task which it is more successful at. Again, if you have a scanned image but need more pixels, rescan the image rather than attempting to add pixels using software. How to scan an image: Lift the scanner cover and place the original image face down on to the scanning glass. Press the green button on the front of the scanner to start the scanning software, which will generate a preview scan of the image. Or start the scanning software by double clicking on the HP scan Icon. Then choose Preview from the Scan Menu. (The scanner will perform a preview scan of your image.) At this point, choose Save As from the Scan menu. The scanner will scan everything on the screen, but to scan only the area of the preview scan, click on the image and drag a box around the area you wish to scan. You can adjust the selec tion area by dragging any of the eight handles (black squares Scanning to get the right image THE ART OF GRAPHIX DEIDRE M.BASTIAN SEE page 15B

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By ALISON LOWE Business Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net A major importer of used Japanese cars yesterday said he does not expect any interruptions to the supply of these vehicles to the Bahamas, or increases in their price, as a consequence of that nations catastrophic earthquake and t sunami, but admitted it may be too early to tell for certain. As Japan enters the initial stages of addressing the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by the natural disaster, and continues to fight the possibility of a meltdown at the crippled Fukushim a nuclear plant, markets globally are feeling the rippling impact of the slowing or total shutdown of the Asian countrys industrial capacity. Manufacturers throughout the world are beginning to run out of supplies for Japanesemade parts for their products, facing the threat of production s hut-downs, while retailers of Japanese products are in some cases unable to receive a clear indication of when production of the goods they sell will resume. In some countries, speculation has also arisen about how the market for used Japanese products will be impacted including the Japanese cars which are so popular in the Bahamas. However, while concerns have been expressed in the international media by buyers of used Japanese cars in markets such as Pakistan and Bangladesh, with importers pointing to the fact that many cars were destroyed as a result of the earthquake and tsunami, with car auctions shutdown and new car production limited, Brent Fox, owner of Montague Motors, says he is fairly confident little impact will ultimately be felt by importers and consumers of used Japanese cars. Obviously there could be some impact to volume of used cars available for export, and there is the possibility that the Japanese wont want to sell their used cars in view of whatsg oing on, so there may be shortages down the road, but I d ont expect any significant impact, said Mr Fox. Were not having any interruption with our ability to buy cars at this point. The auctions in Tokyo have been shut down but there are hundreds of others which remain open. The actual port of Tokyo and Yokohama are still functioning so the cars are able to leave. Concerns As far as concerns about the quality of cars being exported, Mr Fox dismissed suggestions made elsewhere that buyers may need to be concerned about water-damaged vehicles entering the supply chain without their knowledge, but admitted that it may be possible that unscrupulous dealers could knowingly bring in such vehicles at a reduced price to pass on to customers. Thats one of the reasons we buy cars from Japan because of the strict inspection system they have. In the US its not regulated by the government and you can have a car thats damaged in North Car olina shipped to an auction in another state, and you dont have a guarantee of what happened to that car, Mr Fox said. In Japan, cars cant travel from state to state like that. If they go on auction they have to go to the auction house in their area, and you can rest assured if theres any water damage it must be claimed on the auction report. The only way those cars could arrive here is if someone knowingly buys that water-damaged car, so its at the discretion of the buyer. 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Unveiling the UK governments budget yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (the equivalent of the Bahamian finance minister) said it had tried to replace the APDs per passenger tax with a per plane tax, but had been advised that this and other options assessed were all illegal under international law. P romising that the UK would work to c hange this law, Mr Osborne told the UK Parliament: In the meantime, we are con-s ulting today on how to improve the existing a nd rather arbitrary bands that appear to Boost for Bahamas over UK airlift tax movement SEE page 11B

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bune Business that the Comptroller gave an under-t aking to the Supreme Court that all material seized from R obin Hood would be r eturned to the retailer by 12pm yesterday. Given that he had not heard from its p resident, Sandy Schaefer, when contacted at 2.45 pm by this newspaper, the attorney suggested it was safe to assume Customs had comp lied with the undertaking. N either Mr Gomez nor Mr Schaefer could be con-t acted for comment by Tribune Business, although it is likely that by now Customs has copied the electronic and paper records it needs to carry out its inves-t igation into the retailer. However, Mr Munroe s uggested that because the p olice and Customs officers p revented Mr Schaefer and o ther Robin Hood staff f rom being present when they seized the equipmentf rom the retailers main office last Wednesday evening, they could not attest to the authenticity of w hat was being taken. This, the attorney suggested, breached the Admissibility of Evidence Act. Recalling how Robin H ood initiated legal action a gainst Customs on Friday t hrough the filing of a writ and summons, Mr Munroe said that while Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett heard them that day, he adjourned t he matter to give notice to t he Government side. Hearing There was a hearing on T uesday at which the Attorney Generals Office indic ated that it had not had suff icient time to respond to t hat document, and the injunction request for the return of the material, Mr Munroe told Tribune Business. The matter was then adjourned until today [Wednesday], and then [yesterday] the Comptroller of Customs gave an undertaking to return the material by 12 pm [yesterday]. W hile Mr Munroe was u nable to confirm that the c onfiscated material, which included Robin Hoods main server, plus every CPU flash drive, CD and accounting files from the companys administration unit, had been returned by the guaranteed deadline, he added: I have no reason to believe it has not happened. I would have heard from him [Mr Schaefer] at one minute past 12 if it had not. D espite the return of the c omputer equipment, Mr Munroe said Robin Hood was still proceeding with itss ubstantive action over the C ustoms raid. We allege that the whole seizure of the materials and retention of them was without jurisdiction and bad, Mr Munroe told Tribune Business, adding that the retailer was claiming it was entitled to damages. It would have affected business to the extent Robin Hood was open one hour later on the day after the raid, and they had to conjure up a replacement server that was not as efficient as t he one taken, because it did not have the same function ality, the attorney added. Then you have the reputational damages as well. Mr Munroe alleged that Customs could have accomplished everything it wanted to in last Wednesdays raid by simply takingc opies of the paper records it was seeking, and also bringing in its own server and forcing Robin Hood to back up its hard drives and electronic records on to that. And, with Customs and p olice barring Robin Hood s taff from the companys o ffices and inspecting what was taken during the raid, Mr Munroe said: Our client s IT people will not be able to certify the righteousness of records being taken off, w hich is needed under the A dmissibility of Evidence Act. Foolish It was a totally foolish a ction. They did not give us a receipt. You cant imagi ne thats the way Customs i nvestigates you close a business to investigate. It m akes no sense. Customs Comptroller G omez last week said Customs and Police had gone to R obin Hoods Harrold Road store at closing time on Wednesday night to get a computer that would help them in investigations they had been quietly carrying out for the past month and a h alf. He said Customs was dissatisfied with document ation that it had been given over a period of time. M r Gomez said that over a period of time Customs had dealt with at least seven Robin Hood shipments in which all goods being imported were either not d eclared or the documents were unsatisfactory. It was suggested that invoices might have been tampered with. U nable to get what they considered satisfactory answers from Mr Schaefer, Customs officers had on an e arlier visit taken compute rs from the store for invest igation, he said. It was decided that a more in-depth investigation had to be made into the store's computer system. Acting on information they had received, a Freeport Customs officer confiscated a lap top from a person of interest, which led them to the computer's main server at the Harrold Road office. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 5B Customs returns seized materials from Robin Hood FROM page 1B G LENN GOMEZ

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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 9B 72$//&,9,/(59$176 7KDWVULJKWD/RDQDSSURYHGZLWKLQKRXUV 38%/,&:25.(56&2(5$7,9( &5(',7,21/,0,7(' T erminal at LPIA, in which it is located, became available to those flying from the Bahamas to the US. It replaces and expands the Graycliff Boutique and Divan that had been operating in thef ormer US Departures terminal, and which has now been shut down as that terminal undergoes major renovation and construction before being r e-opened as the new domest ic and international arrivals terminal. A ccording to Graycliff spokesperson, Roberta Garzaroli, the lounge andb outique complement Graycliffs existing cigar, cof-f ee and chocolate product l ines. W ith both indoor and outd oor lounge areas, and smoking and non-smoking sections, t he lounge provides to all travelers for a small fee -w hich includes access to WiFi I nternet and a drink the kind o f environment that is typically only available to premium travellers, suggests the c ompany. The opening of the lounge follows the 2009 launch of twoG raycliff lounges in Nashville International Airport, and more are in the pipeline. Were waiting to sign some contracts. I cant tell you w here but I can tell you we looked at six different US l ocations, said Ms Garzaroli. The response to all of the lounges has been very posi tive so far. Everyone likes the fact that you dont have to be in an airline club, like the Admi r al club or a Delta member, to access it. Anyone can come i n by paying the fee. Begin Closer to home, work on Mountbatten House and the former Sisters of Charity Con v ent building, which were purchased by the company behind the Graycliff Hotela nd Restaurant in 2009, is set to begin shortly. Having purchased the prope rties for a few million doll ars, Graycliff plans to turn the historic West Hill Street properties, located oppositet he Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, into a heritage village where visitors can p articipate in chocolate making, plus coffee roasting and tasting sessions. O utside, West Hill Street w ill become a cobbled, pedestrianised zone We expect we will get the b uilding permits for that this week, said Ms Garzaroli, adding that the goal is for the p roject to be launched in m onths to two years. We have a Graycliff chocolate line and coffee line a t the moment, and the idea is that we will begin to make those on property, bringingi n the coffee beans and the r aw cocoa beans and processi ng them here. Therell be a kind of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory type experience, she said. T he project will also create a space for Bahamian artisans, with rooms inside the former c onvent to be renovated and rented to artists and craftspeople to making authenticB ahamian art works. Graycliff eyes $20m Heritage Village FROM page 1B A TYOURSERVICE: T he Graycliff loung in the airport

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And I can tell the House that with the hefty duty rise last year, and with the cost pressures on families, wet hink it would be fair to delay this Aprils Air Pass enger Duty rise to next year. C urrently, the APD places the Bahamas and other Caribbean nations in Band 3, implying it is further afield than the central and western US, thus imposing a higher tax burden ont he plane ticket for travellers to this nation. In short, it makes airlift costs to the Bahamas and otherC aribbean nations relatively uncompetitive in other words, more expensive than even greater longer h aul flights to the US. T he rise in APD, which was promoted by the British government as environmen tally-motivated, will see each economy class passenger from the UK pay on topo f their airfare a 50 per cent increase on the tax as it previously stood. UK airlines and travel c ompanies, along with Caribbean governments and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, have all spo ken out against the rise in the APD prior to its imple m entation. Virgin Atlantic warned many British families will be priced out of a h oliday, while British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh branded the tax "a disgrace". We will without question continue to lobby against it," said Vincent VanderpoolW allace, minister of tourism s aid last year, adding: Every destination that receives business from the UK is forecasted to be down a s a result. Delegations A number of tourism m inisters have already indic ated that they are prepared to lead delegations to the U K to go and talk to it. The other side to it that everyone is concerned about is ac ontagion effect, where other countries in the EU might decide to do same thing. He explained that the primary problem" the C aribbean has with the i ncrease is the apparently disproportionate manner in w hich it is to be applied, which makes the Caribbean m ore expensive to travel to even than destinations in the US which are further away, such as Hawaii. "The whole banding is an illogical process, especially if the tax is ostensibly to do with emissions," said Mr Vanderpool-Wallace. "The e fforts of the governments of the Caribbean was to try to restore some sense of fair ness to the tax. Every coun-t ry has a right to tax but in an area so dependent on t ourism (it is problematic to make them so much less competitive to other areas," he added. Traditionally, an average of around eight per cent of a ll visitors to The Bahamas on an annual basis are from the UK, with this translating to a larger 15 per cent of all visitor nights booked,a s British travellers "tend to stay longer" than those from t he US," said Mr Vanderp ool-Wallace. H owever, a UK-based Internet travel search engine saw an 18.2 per cent increase i n persons conducting s earches on Bahamas vacat ions, a Caribbean Tourism O rganisation (CTO r evealed last year, with this nation the world's third most reliant on tourism as a percentage of total export e arnings. The CTO report, which focused on the likely impact of the increase in UK Air Passenger Duty (APD demand by British touristsf or a Caribbean holiday, noted that despite an 11.6 per cent drop in searches onC heapflights.co.uk for Caribbean holidays in 20092010, compared to 2008-2 009, the Bahamas saw an 18.2 per cent rise over the s ame periodfrom 19,738 to 23,337. In addition, the B ahamas tailed only St Lucia and Macau when it came to reliance on tourism, the industry accounting for a n average 66 per cent of total exports over the period 2004-2008. Boost for Bahamas over UK airlift tax movement FROM page 3B

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DAVID MERCER, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops. Vegetable prices shot up last month after cold weather in the southern U.S. and Mexico destroyed much of the winter vegetable supply, the Commerce Department said. From tomatoes in Florida to lettuce in Arizona, fruit and vegetables became frostbitten, and prices rose for the produce farmers could save. Costs should be coming down soon, though, as crops farmers planted after the winter freezes start to reach stores, said growers, grocers and analysts. Grocers also typically switch this time of year to crops planted for spring, said Jody Shee, an analyst for the market research firm Mintel. "Unless there are any other weather issues, the pricess hould bounce back pretty soon," she said. The Iowa-based Hy-Vee supermarket chain, which has more than 230 stores in the Midwest, already is seeing cheaper prices for lettuce, broccoli and other vegetables, spokeswoman Ruth Comers aid. But tomatoes and cucumbers, which were hit hard by cold weather in Mexico, could remain high for one more month, she said. Vegetables imported from Mexico often offset losses in the U.S. during winter freezes, but that wasn't the case this year because the cold stretched further south than usual, said Gary Lucier, an agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. The result was the biggest one-month increase in overall food prices Americans have seen since 1974 and the steepest rise in U.S. inflation in nearly two years. "I've been paying more on everything," said Anne Schwartz, 63, who lives west of Chicago in Winfield, Ill. "You used to be able to walk in there and get three avocados for a dollar." B USINESS PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.130.95AML Foods Limited1.091.090.004,5640.1230.0408.93.67% 1 0.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 5.754.40Bank of Bahamas4.934.930.002,5000.1530.10032.22.03% 0 .530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.1680.09016.13.33% 2 .201.96Fidelity Bank1.961.960.000.0160.040122.52.04% 12.409.43Cable Bahamas9.439.430.001.0500.3109.03.29% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.402.400.000.7810.0403.11.67% 7.005.80Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.826.820.005,3210.4880.26014.03.81% 2.861.90Consolidated Water BDRs2.252.23-0.020.1110.04520.12.02% 2.541.40Doctor's Hospital1.401.400.000.1070.11013.17.86% 6.305.22Famguard5.225.220.000.3570.24014.64.60% 9.275.65Finco6.107.501.401,5000.6820.00011.00.00% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.309.300.000.4940.35018.83.76% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.475.480.011,2000.4520.16012.12.92% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.407.30-0.101,5500.0120.240608.33.29% 10.509.80J. S. Johnson9.829.820.000.8590.64011.46.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 5 2wk-Hi 5 2wk-Low S ymbol B id$ A sk$ L astPrice D ailyVol E PS$ D iv$ P /E Y ield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)2 9 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-23201 9 October 2022 P rime + 1.75% P rime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029MONDAY, 21 MARCH 2011B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,470.49 | CHG 18.96 | %CHG 1.31 | YTD -29.02 | YTD % -1.94BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017F INDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.51221.4076CFAL Bond Fund1.51795.51%6.90%1.498004 2.95272.8300CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.94860.04%1.45%2.918256 1.58371.5141CFAL Money Market Fund1.58370.61%4.59%1.564030 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.7049-0.56%-15.54% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.43920.61%-0.22% 114.3684101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund114.36849.98%12.49%109.392860 106.552899.4177CFAL Global Equity Fund106.55284.75%7.18%100.779540 1.14651.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.14655.20%5.20% 1.11851.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.11854.73%4.73% 1.14911.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.14915.35%5.35% 9.74859.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.79504.85%5.45% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.6417-1.20%0.50% 10.12669.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.12661.27%1.27% 8.45104.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.45100.72%9.95% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. 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MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a group of executives from smaller banks Wednesday that the financial overhaul will level the playing field for them with the industry's giants. Bernanke said it would be important for the banks to adapt to the changing regulatory environment, in remarksto the annual convention in San Diego of smalland mediumsized banks. Bernanke acknowledged their concerns about the new law. But he said most of the requirements are aimed the country's biggest banks and not them. Congress passed the regulatory law last year in an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. Small-bank executives have complained that it will cost them a lot of money to meet the new rules, even though they were not responsible for causing the financial crisis. Vital Bernanke said that the hundreds of community banks, those with assets below $10 billion, would play a vital role in the nation's recovery because they are an important source of loans for small businesses. "Although we are not yet where we would like to be, the good news is that many community banks have already been doing their part to meet the credit needs of their customers, notably including small business customers," Bernanke said in his speech to the Independent Community Bankers of America. Bernanke said that it was fortunate that Congress had decid ed to preserve the Fed's regu latory connection to small banks. In one version of the measure, the Fed would have lost the power to regulate them. But the law maintains the Fed's powers and even broadened itto include thrift holding companies. The thrifts themselves will be regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Cur rency. Congress abolished the Office of Thrift Supervision, which was a weak regulator. The Fed chairman said the broadened role for the central bank benefits everyone. "We are delighted that, through our supervision, our gathering of economic intelligence and the activities of our community affairs departments, we will be able to remain fully engaged with grass-roots America," Bernanke said. In response to an audience question, Bernanke said that the Fed understood that Congress wanted to shield smaller banking institutions from the impact of a new law that requires large banks to trim debit card fees. At stake is the $16 billion each year that, according to the Fed, stores must pay banks and other credit card issuers when customers use the cards. The Fed, which must implement a rule to put the new law into effect, understands that banks with assets of less than $10 billion should be protected from losing the fees they now receive, Bernanke said. "At the Federal Reserve, we are quite aware that the Congress in writing this law intended for smaller (card be exempt, carved out from the broader statute," Bernanke said. "And in our rule-writing, we will do everything we can and use all the powers we have to try to make sure that that carve-out is effective." Bernanke had previously told lawmakers that the exemption for smaller banks might not work. The concern on the part of the small banks is that merchants might refuse to accept their cards because they carry a higher fee. Bernanke has said that problems in dealing with all the complexities of the new law may mean that the Fed is not able to complete the rule to implement the law by an April 21 deadline. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011, PAGE 13B Bernanke says bank overhaul will help small banks BEN BERNANKE

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GABRIELE STEINHAUSER, AP Business Writers PAN PYLAS, AP Business Writers BRUSSELS Europe's debt market jitters flared up again Wednesday as investors worried about the near-term fates of Portugal and Ireland, an ill omen on the eve of a summit where EU leaders plan to complete their crisisf ighting plan. Investors doubt the two countries, embroiled in financial crises that have created political shockwaves, will be able to cut their borrowing loads through austerity measures alone, meaning Europe's debt crisis will likely get worse before it gets better. P ortugal's minority government could fall if lawmakers fail to back the latest austerity package later Wednesday. That would put Lisbon into political limbo just as it faces huge debt repayment deadlines and desperately needs markets' confidence. In Ireland, the results of s tress tests next week will reveal the true extent of capital needs at the countries' struggling banks. Dublin wants more help to manage the bank losses, threatening to burn senior bondholders who have so far been spared in Europe's debt crisis if none is forthcoming. At the same time, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's new government is not making many friends among its eurozone counterparts by continuing to refuse changes to its rock-bottom corporate tax rate even while demanding lower interest rates on its euro67.5 billion ($96 billion A German government and an EU official both said the chance of Ireland getting a better deal in its rescue loans at the summit was very low. Both officials declined to be named in line with department policy. Against that backdrop, the mood in the bond markets was distinctly pessimistic. The yield or interest rate on Portugal's ten-year bonds was up 0.10 percentage point to 7.63 percent, just short of euro-era highs, while Ireland's yield was up 0.35 percentage point at 10.05 percent, after hitting a record high earlier in the day. More significantly, investors are asking for even more to lend in the short term. Analysts say that is due to concerns among private investors that they could be forced to take losses in case of bailouts under the eurozone's crisis regime for 2013 onwards. B USINESS PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Europe debt market tensions worsen ahead of summit (AP Photo/Armando Franca CRISIS: A man walks down the steps of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon Tuesday, March 22 2011. The expected defeat of the minority government's latest spending plans in a parliamentary voteW ednesday will likely force its resignation and could stall national and European efforts to deal with the continent's protracted debt crisis.

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By NOELLE NICOLLS T ribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net F EW MIGHT have guessed the genesis of the Christian Counselling Center (CCC) was the cocaine epidemic that ran rampant in the 1980s. But at that time addicts and their families, many of whom were connected to the nation's churches, were in great need of help. Af t er m uc h p rayer t he f ou nd ers Pas to r A Morr is Russel l, t hen sen ior p asto r at Calvar y B ibl e C hur ch and f irs t cen t r e dir ect or Pas to r F rederi ck A rnet t c r e a t e d a p l a c e t h a t w a s r o o t e d i n Ch rist i a n ph ilo sop hy and co mmi tt ed t o p r o vi d i n g p sy c ho l o gi c al c o u ns el l i n g t o fam ili es in n eed. T wen ty f ive years lat er th e st eady han d o f P ast or A rn ett i s at t he helm s teeri ng t he c ent re in to i t s s ilver a n n i v e r s a r y "The c ent re c ame abo ut as a r esult o f muc h prayer W e star ted bac k w hen we had th e co cai ne ep id emic S hor tl y af ter th e c ent re w as c reat ed, I real ised t here w e r e mo re f ami li es s eemin g t o be hu r t i n g th an t he ad di ct s. T he par ent s wer e los ing th eir g r oc eries, cars and all t h e ot her th in gs. W e d eci ded w e wo ul d sh if t t he fo cu s t o pro vid ing f ami ly t herap y s aid Pas to r A r n e t t It was a s hif t t hat st ood t he t est of t ime, bec ause f amil y sup por t servi ces ar e s ti ll at t he c ore o f t he c ent r e s w ork Cl ien ts inc lu de t ho se w ho co me f rom th e c hur c h c o m m u n i t y as w ell as r e f e r rals f rom t he c o u r t s s c h o o l s p r i v a t e e n t i t i e s a n d w a l k i n s A c c o r di ng t o t he c ent er' s mi ssio n, i t p r o v i d e s p r o f e s s i o n a l c o u n s e l l i n g a n d ed u c a t i o n al r e s o u r c e s t o h e l p h u r t i n g peop le i n a w a y t h at i nsp ires gr ow th in relat io nsh ip s w it h G od, ot her s and sel f in an a c c ep t i n g c a r i ng an d c o n f i d en t i al e n v i r onm ent Co un selli ng is o f f e r ed t o ind ivi dual s, co upl es, fam il ies and gr o u p s fo r sp iri tu al, em ot io nal, soc ial beh aviou ral, int erp erson al, p remarit al fam ily and AI DS r elat ed i ssues Wh ile th e Ch ris ti an p erspec t ive is cen tr al t o it s app roac h, t h e t rai ned c ou nsel lor s t hat w ork at th e C CC have a str o n g b a c k g r o u n d i n p s y c h o l o g y S o m e Ch rist i a n peo pl e are to t ally agai nst p sych olo gy and t hr ow t h a t ou t t h e w in do w W e are n ot l ik e t hat ," s aid P asto r A r n e t t The CC C emb races i ts C hri sti an heri t a ge and ot her cou nsel li ng t oo ls. W e don t as k yo u ab ou t your c hur c h o r y o u r p o l i t i c al l e an i n g s W h en y o u p r esen t w it h yo ur p rob lems w e wo rk w it h you n o mat t er who you are. It i s n o n d e n o m i n a t i o n a l a n d no n p ol it ic al. I t h ink t hat is i m p o r t an t, bec ause some peopl e are hesi tan t t o co me. They th in k th ey ar e go ing t o get a ho ly zap a n d t hey are goi ng t o be pr ea c hed at, s aid Hel en A r n e t t D i r e c t o r o f Co uns elli ng S er v i c e s W e d on t ju st preac h ab out t h e B ib l e. W e i nt egr at e t h e bi ble w it h psyc ho logy Cl ient s wh o ar e no t ch urc h af f i l i a t e d p e o p l e w h e n t h e y e n d u p h e r e, aft er t he ini ti al ses sio n, th ey say t h ey w ere afr aid t o c o m e b e c a u s e t h e y t h o u g h t t h e y w e r e g o i n g t o b e p r eac hed a ser mon b ut t hey reali se w e li st en a n d sho w care a n d e m p a t h y s a i d M r s A r net t. Many of t he c e n t r e s cl ient s end up maki ng s e r iou s c ommit men t s to God and s ome of th em wi ll be shar ing t est imo nials at th e ann iversar y ban qu e t o n F r i d a y A p r i l 1 a n d t h e t h a n k s g i v i n g s e r v i c e o n S u n d a y A p r i l 3 T h e s i l v e r a n n i v e r s a r y i s bei ng c eleb rated u n d e r t h e t h e m e, "H o l y Sp irit : O ur C oun sell or". T here i s a l s o a w a l k a t h o n o n S a t u rd a y A pri l 2. Mrs A rnet t said she bel ieves th e w or k of t he c ent er i s so i m p o r t an t bec ause of t h e l ev el o f st r e s s experi enc ed b y peo ple in th e c omm uni t y i s s e v e r e S h e s a i d p e o p l e a r e g o i n g t h r ou gh t hi ngs w it h t hei r marri ages, t heir jo bs, t hei r f amil ies, and t h e sup por t t h ey recei ve at t he cent re hel ps t o pr e v e n t th em f rom go in g "su ic id al or h omi ci dal". "The ch allen ges ar e so grave th at w e a r e of t en a buf f er f or peo ple so t hat t h ey d o n t end u p in S and ilan ds o r p ris on. I th in k p erson s need t he su pp ort syst em bec ause so met imes f ami ly mem bers w ho a r e clo se t o th e s it uat io n can no t be ob jec ti ve and som e pers ons wh o are i n c hu r c h es do n ot feel c om fo rt abl e c on fi di ng in th eir past or s o r pr iest s b ecau se t hey fear th eir co nf id ent ial i nf orm ati on w ill en d up in sermo ns, said Mrs A r n e t t W e are suc h a sm all pl ace and a l ot o f us ten d to kn ow w ho is wh o, and peo pl e d o n t want th eir bus ines s sp read s o t h ey ten d t o back o f f. Th ey c ome t o a p lac e li ke th is w here t hey are as sured con f iden t i al i t y a n d t h ey h a ve c o n f i d e n c e t h a t wh atever is di scu ssed remai ns here, sh e s a i d The c ent re han dles ab out 100 co nsu lt at i o n s p e r m o n t h d e al i n g w i t h h e al t h relat ed i ssues, m arit al c onf l ict s, w ork p l a c e p r o b l e m s d r u g a d d i c t i o n s a n d ot her n eeds. Th e d emand s on t he cen tr e reach beyo nd New P ro vid ence, wi th peo pl e t ravelli ng f ro m t h e F a m il y Isl ands and even as f ar as Fl ori da to seek sup p o r t In 2007, th e c ent re exp and ed t o A b a c o c r e a t i n g a s a t e l l i t e c e n t e r i n Marsh Har bou r That c ent re co nt inu es t o g r o w f r o m s t r e n g t h t o s t r e n g t h s a i d P asto r A r n e t t "The reason I b eli ev e we h ave las ted so lo ng i s bec aus e of t he nec e s sary h elp th at is b eing rec eived. W e have never ad vert ised, b ut you w oul d f in d th at i ndi vid uals co me fo r us f or hel p and as a resu lt t h ey t e l l t hei r f rien ds. I f t hey c om e and get pr e mari tal cou nsel li ng th ey tel l t heir f ri ends t o d o t h e same. Tho se w ho co me w it h mari tal p rob lems sh are t he experi enc e wi th t heir fr iend s. Th e maj ori ty o f our cl ient s c ome in as a resul t of on e c lien t t e l li ng ano th er fr iend So I am con vin ced we h ave l ast ed lo ng and are sti ll c on sid e r ed t o b e very ef f ect ive b ecaus e o f t h e hel p th at p eopl e are ac t uall y r e c e i v i n g he s a i d. Christian Counselling Center observes 25th anniversar y The Tribune's R E L I G I O N S E C T I O N T H U R S D A Y M A R C H 2 4 2 0 1 1 PG 2 1 HONOUREES: Pastor Fredrick and Mrs. Arnett

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A F O W L E R i s c ha r a ct e r i s e d a s a s ki l l e d p a t i e n t a n d e x p e ri e nc e d hu n t e r wh o s t ud i e s hi s v i ct i m i n t e n se l y a n d a cc ur a t e l y w e l l i n a dv a n c e o f l a u n ch i n g a n a t t a ck Nearly one hundred per cent of the time the fowler is indiscernible or not obvious to its victims and as you r ead on, the victim has no reason to suspect. T he Bi ble says that God wil l sur e l y deliver us from the snare or the traps of the fowler Psalm 91:3. The truth is, only he can, because we will never know who the fowler is until an attack is made, and their attack is either disabling or fatal. So I decided to ask God the question, how do I recognise the fowler? And he instr ucted me to Psalm 55: 12-14. Now before we go any further remember the fowler has already pr epared his trap for you. However you have absolutely no idea of this because the fowler does everything within his power to convince you that he has your best interest at heart. Always i n quirin g abo ut th e intimate details of your life yet, it is these patient, manipula tive and subtle skills that you ar e not awar e of that will make him successful as it r elates to his vicious plans towards you. So, in Psalm 55:12, we immediately dis co ver tha t th e fo wler is defin i t ely no t someone we would classify as our enemy neither is he/she the one that displays hate towar ds us or resists us in anyway In fact scripture reveals that the fowler is the one that is equal to us. Always assisting, and giving the impression that they are always ther e for us. The one who guides us, the one who we ar e acquainted with, sharing all our secrets, and personal areas of our lives with, giving details of marital bed r oom business etc. W ow! The ones we call close friends. In fact it is this gathering of intelligence o f t h e ir vi c t i m, v ia t h e ir v ic ti ms t h a t makes their plans to destroy their victim so s u c c e s s f u l T h e t r u t h i s t h e i r v i c t i m unknowingly becomes a co-conspirator to their own demise through the ignorance of the fowler s tr ue purpose in their lives. Now it becomes crystal clear that when an attack is launched, the success of that attack is solely based on the quality of infor mation you've release by means of manipulation acquir e through deception by the fowler Regrettably these attacks usually conclude in its victims being at least disabled or worst case scenario fatal ly damaged. Since the attack is in a guerril la w ar f a r e fo r ma t, mea n in g a su r p r is e attack the victim is hit hardest at the ver y cor e of their soul, (soul being their mind, thoughts and will, the administrator of their entir e being) because surprisingly the one who is perpetrating this great evil (the fowler) was always consider ed to be their close friend, with absolutely no r eason to suspect other wise. R e s e a r ch wil l reveal that all fow l er s enter all relationships with hidden agen da s. Sa dl y t he se p eo p le a re e xtr e m e l y un ha pp y w ith th emse lves an d see th e need to covertly partner with others to inflict unimaginable misery on them. The fowler's understanding of happiness is glo r ying in the misery of others, and at the same time being key players in the initia tion of that miser y One must wonder how these folks live with themselves? W ell, the truth is they don't live with themselves, because they are for ever changing faces and personalities to accommodate their victim's lust for genuine friendship all in an ef fort to totally destroy their victim. As a reference point, all friends have the potential to become fowlers in our lives, based on the above revelatory insight. W e are now char ged with the r esponsibility of identifying and extinguishing the diabolic plans of the fowler/s that are clearly not favourable towards us or anything that concerns us. Scripture says, "He that keeps his mouth simultaneously keeps his life: but he that open wide his lips shall have destruction" Pr overbs 13:3. THE INITIAL SIGN OF A FOWLER BEGINS WITH A SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY Heavenly father once again I adore you, mor e so for this divine revelation, that you have so graciously given to me for your people. This revelation is just another sign of your pr omise of pouring out your spirit in the last days. Thank you Father that you have chosen me, as a recipient of the out pouring of your spirit. I now com mand every present fowler and potential fowler in the lives of your people to be immediately exposed, and their evil decep tive plans be brought to a screeching halt and destr oyed indefinitely in the matchless name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen! By Kevin L A Ewing kevinewing@coralwave.com The T ribune PG 22 Thursday March 24, 201 1 RELIGION Freedom from Alcohol D R IN K IN G a lco hol ic b e ve r a ge s is no t c ool a nd it is co ntr ar y to G od' s wil l. Al coh ol de ce iv e s d ef ile s d e str oy s a nd t he H ol y Scr ip tur e s c ond e mns d r u n k e n n e s s T ota l a bs tin e nce fro m a ll a lco ho lic b ev e r a g e s i s t he on ly wis e ch oic e for Chr is tia n s. T he con su mp tion o f a l coh ol is da ng e r o u s fo r s ev e r al r e a s o n s Alco ho l D e ce iv e s W i ne i s a mo cke r a n d b ee r a b ra w le r wh oe v e r is le d a str a y by t hem i s n ot w i se" (P ro ver bs 20: 1, N I V ). Alc oho l d oe s n ot m a ke y ou b ea u ti ful s ma r t, h an ds om e, ta ll, s tro ng w itty s e x y or mor e so phi sti ca te d j us t d r u n k Alc oho l is a de p re s sa nt no t a sti mu l a nt. I t sta g g e rs the br ai n, the fee t a nd t he w hol e p er s ona l ity I t pro mi se s e x ha l a tion y e t ac tua ll y de s tro y s the se ns iti v ity o f t he n e r vo u s s y s t e m an d r e f l ex e s I t d u l l s th in kin g Al coh ol pr om is e s to se ttl e the ne r v e s a n d he lp one g a in co ntr ol bu t in fa ct i t l e ad s on e to l os s of co ntr ol Th e u se r b e lie v e s th at h e o r s he ca n st op a t a ny p oi nt. Th e a l coh ol ic l ie s t o hi ms e lf a nd r e fus e s to b e lie v e h e is a n al coh ol ic. How m a ny t ime s d oe s th e p oor de ce iv e d pe r s on br ag a bo ut be i ng ab le to h an dl e h is a l coh ol? T he juv e ni le offe nd er in cou rt s ay s to th e ju dg e I ju st ha d a s oft on e or a few b e er s ". ( T he cha r a cte r of a lc oho l in be e rs d oe s n ot diff er fro m tha t in wi ne wh is ke y b ra n dy o r v odk a .) T he a l coh oli c kno ws th e ha r mfu l aff ec ts of the d ru g, but e xc us e s him s el f by sa y in g I a m hur tin g my se l f a n d n o oth er Bu t h ome s a r e b r o k e n s ch ool fee s ar e unp a id, chi ld s up por t no t g i ve n a nd fam il ie s a r e de s tr oy e d be ca us e o f th is d r u g I s a w a s ig n, so me time a g o on on e o f ou r m ai n s t r eet s w hi c h re ad : "D ri n k Re s p o n s i b l y C a n y o u r e a l l y d r i n k r e sp on si bly ? I do n ot b el ie v e s o. I a m j us t n ot a d dr es s ing th is top ic be ca us e of m y r el i g i o u s f a i t h No a s a m a t u r e d B ah a mia n I wi sh to s tat e th a t I n e ve r u se d a l coh ol a t a ny tim e i n m y l ife I b e lie v e it i s i mp os si ble to be un de r t he i nfl ue nce of a lco ho l an d no t a ffe ct oth e rs A lco hol De fi le s Alco ho l i ng e ste d into th e hu ma n bo dy d e fil es th e te mp le of G od (I Co ri nthi a ns 3 :1 6 1 7) It ad v er s e ly a f fe cts ev e r y ce ll i n the bod y I t c au se s to x ic d a ma g e to th e ce ntr a l n e rv ou s sy s te m a nd the br a in It ca us es a l os s o f me n ta l po we rs a nd de st ro ys in hi biti on s th a t a r e ne e de d fo r m or a lity a n d pe r so na l s a fe t y G od w an ts u s t o thi nk cle a rl y but o ur G od h as g iv e n us th e p owe r c hoi ce wh ich i s lo st un de r th e i nflu e nce of a lco hol S obr ie ty i s co mma nd ed in the Ho ly S c r i p t u r e s Be l ie v er s ar e ex h or ted to no t b e d ru nke n But l et u s, who a r e o f t he d a y b e s ob e r" ( IT he s sa l oni a ns 5: 8 ). As C hr is tia ns w e a re to be i n c ont ro l o f o ur m i n d an d b e s o b er ( I P e t er 1: 1 3 ) B el ie v e rs ar e to be a le r t t o the tim e s, s ob e r a nd pr a ye r ful (I Pe te r 4 : 7 ). Gr a ce te a ch es a g a ins t dr un ke nn e ss a nd th a t we s ho uld liv e s obe r ly ri gh te ous ly a nd G od ly i n thi s pr e se nt wo rl d. M a ny Oly m pi c cha mp io ns o f the wor ld a r e tota l a bs ta in e rs fro m a lc oho l b ev e r a g e s. T he y kn ow the da m a ge i t do e s to th e b ody mi nd a nd s pi ri t. Al co hol is De s tru ctiv e A p e rs on who d e s t r o y s h i s b o d y a n d m i n d w i l l b e d e s t r oy e d by Go d. M a ny do n ot un de r s ta nd whe ne v e r the fir s t dr in k is ta ke n i t i s the fir st ste p to wa rd d ea th Al coh oli cs a r e ca n did a tes for s ui cid e Alc oh oli sm d e str oy s fa m il ie s. I t ma ke s w ido ws or ph a ns fi lls di vo rc e c our ts a nd d ooms f a mil ie s with v iciou s force I t b a n k r u p t s f a m i l i e s an d d o e s n t c a r e w he the r th e y a re no t p ro pe rl y s he lt er e d e d uca te d, fe d, o r cl oth ed T he r e ca n be n o pe a ce fu l co -ex i ste n ce with al coh ol is m. I t ma st e rs a ll unde r its inf lue nce and d e s t r oy s a ll i t ma ste r s ." Alco hol i s i nv ol v ed i n e s ca la tin g ra te s of mu r de rs ra pe s, ro b b er i es, p h ys ic a l a b us es a nd vi ol en t cr im es Gov e r n m e n t e s tim at es p la ce th e e con omi c c os t of a lco h ol is m ( in clu din g los t p opu la tio n, a cci d e nts he a lth ca re a n d fir e s) in th e b il lio ns e a ch y e a r BISHOP V G CLARKE The Flower KEVIN EWING Research will r eveal that all fowlers enter all relationships with hidden agen das. Sadly these people ar e extr emely unhappy with them selves, and see the need to cover tly par tner with others to inflict unimagin able miser y on them.

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D ELEGATES from across The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands descended on the beau tiful island of Abaco in the set tlement of Marsh, Harbour to attend the 38th Annual Diocesan Anglican Church Men (ACM)conference. This year's theme was "A call to ministry" scripture text, Luke 10:37 and the conference theme song was "Here I am Lord." Conference chairman was Dwight Gibson, Past President of Holy Trinity, and ACM. After registration and a light brunch, the delegates took part in two commu nity service pr ojectsChurch repairs at Church of the Holy Spirit, Blackwood a nd a n e nv ir on m e nt a l p r oj e c t a t Coconut T r ee Bay in Murphy T own. At 7.30 pm the conference was official ly opened at the Parish of St Simon by the Se a in T r e a s u r e Ca y by A r c h Deacon of Administration James E Pa la c i ou s w ho g a v e t he ope nin g charge. Th e Ar c hde a c on e n c our a g e d t he delegates to drink from the overflow of God' s blessings in the saucer not fr om the dredges left behind in the cup, the men were admonished to step up to the plate, as the Lord is looking for a few good men. He further stated that we must stop limiting God to human potential, tough times call for tough people and too often men give up at t he l e a s t obs t a c l e T he m e n w e r e e nc o ur a g e d t o h ol d o n t o G o d' s unchanging hand, payday will come after awhile. He said that if you ar e going through hell keep going, don' t stop, because the word of God assures us that joy comes in the morning for those who believe and tr ust in him. He also challenged the men to be a blessing to someone if you hoped to r eceive a blessing. The delegates wer e r eminded that a woman however well intentioned cannot teach a boy how to be a man. "T each our young men the way if we are to make this country a better place men have to take charge of getting our young men back on track. If they make fewer mistakes we will be better off then we are today with the high rate of crime. This can only happen when men respond to the call of God," he said. The men were also encouraged as a branch to look at sponsoring men of their parish to attend conferences if they can' t attend because of financial r easons. He closed by challenging the men once again to be the role models God mandated them to be. The Sons of Thunder the ACM' s Choir rendered a selection along with a welcome addresses by Joel Reckly President of St Peter s ACM, Esmond W eeks V ice President, ACM Norther n Region, Kevin R yan, ACM Council President and Rev DeAngelo Bowe, Rector of Sts Peter and Anne, North Abaco. O n Thurs day Ma rc h 1 7, the day began with devotions lead by council chaplin W inston Clarke. The AGM began at 9.30 am and was chaired by Kevin R yan, ACM Council Pr esident. The agenda included the ratification of the new constitution, the council presi d e nt th e v i c e p re si de nt of t he N o r t h e r n R eg io n a nd the tr e a s u re r presented their reports. The delegates then broke into work ing gr oups to brain storm and come up with a template for a Big Brother/ L i tt l e B r ot he r pr o g r a m Pr e s i d e n t R yan informed the men that the find ings will be presented at the next coun cil meeting for comment and action. A mid day mass was said by Rev W illish Johnson, rector of the host parish St John the Baptist, Marsh Harbour Her M O ST OF us h a v e se e n the birth of a child or a pe t. I t m a y ev oke a m ixture o f fe elings bu t u s u a lly there is some se n s e of wond e r a t the mir ac le of ne w life W e a ll kno w tha t t he r e a ri ng o f a c hil d i nv ol v e s m u c h t i m e e f f o r t e m o t io n, e n e r g y a n d money It is lifetim e inve stme nt in a lifelong r e l a t i o n s h i p O ur L or d J e s u s C h r i s t s a y s t o Nic o de mus: "V e r y tr u l y I te ll you, no one ca n s ee the King d om of God withou t be i ng bo r n f r o m a bo v e J oh n 3 : 3 (N RSV). What a bo ut our r e b i r th e x p e rie n c e? For those of us b a ptise d as infants, we a re se t on th e path ea rly in life but we hav e t o m ake an inte n tiona l ef f o r t to kee p g rowing in the fa ith. W e hav e to a va il o urs elv es of a ll oppo r tu nitie s pre se nted a fter we le av e home or come of a ge I t t akes tim e e f f o r t, e ner gy and m o ne y to be ac tiv ely inv olve d in ev ents whic h f o s ter Christia n ma turity a n d m ini s t r y If we in v e st m o ne y in stocks o r sha r e s w o uld we be s atisf ied if t h e re was no g r owth or inter est ? Whe n we re fuse to g ro w h ow d o you think God fe els about our spiritua l r e t u r ns on C h r ist' s inv es tm e n t on the cros s? If a fa rme r o r a g ar de ner sows se e d s ther e is an ex pec tation of a ha rv est. How productiv e a nd fr u i t f u l is your spiritual life ? Whe n it come s to y o ur c h a ra cte r and p e r s o n a l i t y r e m e m be r t h a t y o u a r e r e b o r n u nd e r t h e s i g n o f t h e c r o s s C h r istia n s should no t be foll owing horos copes and c o nside ring a str o log ica l sig ns t o control mood, a ttitude a n d behav iour The o nly star we should be ta lking about is the S ta r o f Bet h le hem a n d the Brig ht M o r ning Sta r of Je sus Christ. As we loo k to em ulate o ur Lord a n d S a v i o u r it is love joy pe ac e a nd the o t h e r Fruit of the S pirit w h ic h s ho uld be re flec ted in our encounter s with othe rs. W e a re b orn a ga in to unlimite d possibilities and the p ote n t ial to be come g r e a t wome n a n d me n of God, a s God de sir e s and desig ns for us. O u r d e stiny is to be shape d by G od s will and p la n for our l i v e s D oes your r e b i r th show? Wh a t nee ds to h a pp e n for oth e rs to see ho w much you glor i f y G od in y ou r tho ug hts, wor d s and dee d s ? Le nt is a n e x ce llent tim e to consider a pp ly ing y ou r se l f t o the tas k of spiritua l se lf-disc ip line a nd the "dis cip ling of others The T ribune Thursday March 24, 201 1 PG 23 RELIGION Being Born REV ANGELA C BOSFIELD P ALA CIOUS 38th Annual A C M C o n f e r e n c e SEE page 24

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The T ribune PG 24 Thursday March 24, 201 1 RELIGION s e r m on c ha ll en g ed the me n to h e ed t he c al li ng of G od on the ir li fe m a kin g dis ci p le s a nd ta kin g the le a de r sh ip ro le in th e ir ch ur che s h ome a nd th e w ide r com m u n i t y R e v Jo hn so n a l so con du cte d t he n om ina ti on fo r e x e cuti v e o ffic er s for t he AC M Cou nci l fo r the y e a r 2 0 1 1 -20 1 2 A s oc ia l a c tiv ity o n G re e n T u r tle Ca y con c lud e d the d a y O n Fri da y M a rc h 18 t he d ay be g a n with m o r ni ng de v oti ons le a d by th e C oun cil Ch apl in. T he fir st of thre e wo rks hops b e ga n wi th Ca no n Ba si l T y ne s R ec tor o f S t B ar na b as Chu rch p re s e ntin g o n t he to pi c, A Ca ll to M in is tr y in Fa mi ly Li fe a fte r a fe w wor ds to e nco ur a ge the m e n to a l wa ys s tr iv e to be G odl y le a de r s as o ur y o ung m e n a r e wa tchi ng a nd fol low ing t he e x a mp le s we le a v e be hi nd, the m e n we r e e n cou ra g e d to le a v e g ood a nd po si tiv e e x a mp le s for th e m t o fo ll ow T he d el e g a te s we r e th en d iv id e d into 1 0 gr o u p s a n d a s ke d to co me u p with a ns we r s fol l owi ng que s tio ns : 1 Ho w d o m os t me n vi e w th ei r ro le in o ur p re s e nt so cie ty ? 2 O n A sc a le fr om 110 ho w wou ld y ou r a te y o ur le a de rs hi p in yo ur ma r ri ag e pa r ti cul a rl y in s pi ri tua l m at ter s ? 3 Wha t ca n y o u do t o be be tte r r o l e m od el fo r th e ch ild r e n / g r a n d c h i l d r e n ? 4 Ho w c an Th e Ang li ca n C hur ch M en h e lp to d ev e l op me n f or mi nis tr y to t he ir f a m i l i e s ? A fter g r oup di sc us si ons o n th e q ue s ti on s p os e d b y Ca no n T y ne s, p r e s e n t a ti on s by th e v a r iou s g r oup s w er e ma de T he fi nd ing s wi ll be te mp la te d fo r t he A C M s m ini st ry in fa mi ly life T h e s e c o n d p r e s e n t e r B r y a n T ho mp so n, Cor po ra te Ma n a ge r a t FCIB i n Ma r sh H a rb our sp oke on A Ca ll to M i n i s t r y in Fina n ce s, with an em ph a si s on f i n an c i a l p l a n n i n g a n d b u d ge t i n g Fo ll owi ng a b ri e f pr es e nta tio n th e d el e g a te s we r e on ce a g a in di vi de d in to gr o u p s a n d g i ve n the ta sk of cr ea ti ng a ficti on al fa m ily a nd dr a ftin g a b udg e t to s us ta in th a t fa m ily M os t gr ou ps fo un d this ex e r c i s e c h a l l e n g i n g s i m p l y b e c a u s e t h e y n e ve r ha d a fam il y b udg e t. Mr T hom ps on g a v e a ba s ic ov e rr id ing t ip on bud g et con s t r u c t i n g L I VE W I T H I N Y O U R M E A N S A M id da y su ng -m as s wa s co ndu cte d by T he Re v D e Ang e lo Bow e Re cto r of Sts Pe te r a nd Anne T he s e rv ic e wa s m ov i ng a n d in sp ir ing th er e wa s ha rd ly a dr yey e in th e chu rc h. Fr Bo we e x pou nde d on t he cal l o f Sam uel and adv ised t hat m en s ho uld k now the c al l o f G od on the ir li fe a n d fo llo w th at ca ll N o t e ve r y one i s ca ll ed to b e a pr ie s t, too o fte n pe r so ns b el ie v e th a t w he n th ey a r e ca l le d i t' s for the ho ly p ri e sth ood bu t Ep he si a ns 4 :1 1 te a ch us th a t s om e a re ca ll ed to b e pr op he ts e va n g e li st, pa st ors a nd te a che r s. R e v Bowe e nc our a g ed the me n to d is c e r n the ir c al li ng fr om Go d an d he e d to th a t ca ll in g. A do na tio n, for m a co lle c tion ta k en up a t lu nch wa s p re s e nte d t o Fr B owe to a s si st wi th th e o n-g oi ng r e n o v a ti on s at Th e Pa ri sh of the H ol y Sp ir it, B l a c k w o o d T he th ir d a nd fin al s pe a ke r w a s D r R o bin R obe r ts who sp oke o n A C al l to M i n i s t r y in H ea l th. A s tra i gh t s ho ote r Dr R o b e r ts si mpl y e nc our a g ed th e d el e ga te s to g e t r e g ula r ch e ck-u ps a nd for th e m en o v er 4 0 ha v e the i r p ro sta te c he cke d H e n ote d th at m e n ha d r e s e r v ati on s on how th e p ro sta te e xa m w as do ne o ve r t he y e a rs th ro ug h the U S TO O or g a n i s a t i o n e d uca tio na l p ro mo tio ns ; th ey h av e s e en a n inc re a se i n me n com ing to ha v e t he ir p r o sta te c he ck He note d tha t 2 ca se s o f p r o sta te ca nce r ar e dia g no se d e v e ry we e k. H e al so no te d tha t we l iv e in str e s s f u l ti me s a n d we mu st fi nd a wa y to ma na g e i t ex e rc i se r e g u l a r l y h av e n u t r i t i o n a l a w a r e ne ss a nd ta ke pe r so na l r e s p o n s i b i l i ty with r e g a r ds to ou r li fes ty le I n c lo si ng D r R obe r ts ma de a po we rfu l s ta tem e nt, W e n ev er ap pr ecia te be ing well u ntil we a r e Sic k" T he D a y en de d w ith a re ce pt ion a t R e g a t t a s h o s t e d b y t h e M i n i s t r y o f T o u r i s m On Sa tur da y M a rc h 1 9 the d ay be g an w as m or nin g su ng ma s s con duc ted by R e v W i ll is h J ohn so n w ho ag a in th an ke d t he m e n for cho os in g Ab a co fo r th is y e a r' s c o n f e r en c e d u r i n g h e r s e r m o n an d s t r es s ed th e im por ta nc e of o ur m ini st ry a s m e n to co nti nue to d o the w or k G od ha s c al le d us to d o. Ele cti on s fo ll owe d imm e d ia te ly aft er lun ch. Th e foll owi ng o ffic er s we re el e cte d to s e r v e fo r the y e a r 20 1 1 /2 0 1 2 -K ev i n R y a n P r e s i d e n t C h ar l es H e p b u r n V i c e P r e si de nt, E dm ond W e e ks V ice Pr e s i d e n t o f Th e N or t h e r n Ar c h d e a c o n r y D wig h t Gi bson, Se c r e t a r y Chr istopher W r i g h t A s s i s t a n t S e c r e t a r y E K B u r r o w s T r e a s u r e r C a r l t o n Ru s s el l A s s i s t a n t T r e a s u r er a nd W i ns ton C la rk e Ch a pli n. A be a ch p icn ic a nd Fi sh Fr y a t Sa n dy Po in t co nc lud ed the d a y O n S und a y Ma r ch 2 0 fol low ing a p ro c e s s i o n o f w i t n e s s a C o n C el eb r at e d E uch ar is t w ith in the O cta v e of the Fe a s t o f St Jos e ph o f N az ar e th a nd th e c lo si ng o f th e 3 8th An nua l Di oce s a n AC M con f e r e nce wa s h e ld a t Th e Par is h Ch ur ch o f S a int J ohn T he Ba pti st, M ar s h H ar bo ur a t 1 1 a m. T he s er m on wa s p re a ch ed by t he A r ch de a con of Adm in is tra tio n, Ja me s E Pa l ac iou s. T he Arc hde a co n r e a s s u r e d t he d e le g ate s o ut o f s uffe r in g com e s su cce s s. I t s no t ac hie v e me n ts b ut the a mo unt o f th e obs ta cl es on ce ha s to ov e r com e in t he p r o ce ss i s tr ue s uc ce ss he sa id W e m us t c onti nu e to ch an g e ou r a ttitu de towa r d s th e pos iti v e; y ou ne v e r k now who se li fe y o u r e i nfl ue nc ing M e n ne e d to s te p up to th e p la te ." I t wa s al so th e R e v W i ll is h Joh ns on' s b i r thd ay ; Ar ch de a con Pa l ac iou s s e r e n a d e d h e r wi th two b a lle ts fol low ed by a p r e s e n tati on fr om th e con fe re nc e Ch ai r m a n D wig h t Gib so n o n be ha l f of the ACM T he cha i rm a n al so t ha nke d th e p r e s i d e n t o f th e A. C. W of St Joh n' s pa r is h M s E dg e com be fo r t he ha r d w or k d one by h e r a nd h er la di es in p re pa r in g a ll t he m e al s e n joy e d b y the me n d ur in g th e con f e r e nce Fi na l a dd re s se s w er e m a de by T he V P N or th a nd Pr es id e nt R y a n, who to ok the opp or tun ity to p re s e nt s e r v i c e m e da ls to th e me n w ho w or ke d s o ti r e l e s s ly t o ma ke t h e c on f eren ce a su cc es s. Fo ll owi ng th e fina l hy m n th e 3 8 th An nu al D io ce sa n ACM con fe re nc e ca me to an e n d. FROM page 23 ANSWERING THE CALL: Delegates attended the 38th annunal ACM conference in Marsh Harbour last week under the theme "A Call to Ministry". 3 8 t h A n n u a l A C M C o n f e r e n c e