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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Missing fisher man victim of foul play V olume: 107 No.129FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER SUNNY WITH SHOWER HIGH 87F LOW 76F B U S I N E S S S EESECTIONB S P O R T S Value of Bahamas fisheries exports rise 14 per cent SEESECTIONE Golden girl Anthonique ready for Penn Relays B y TANEKA T HOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter t thompson@ t THE distraught wife of a fisherman who has been miss ing at sea for nearly s ix months believes he was the victim of foul play and is des-p erate for police to conclude their inves tigation into the case. Jacqueline Dele veaux, a 40-year-old primary school teacher, said life for her and her two daughters has been turned upside down since her husband reportedly went overboard during a fishing trip last December. Oral Deleveaux, a fisherman by trade since the early 1990s, left Nassau on Decem ber 4 for the Exuma Cays and was expected to return in a bout a week's time. S he said since her husband's disappearance, she hash ad insomnia and had to enrol her two young daughters i nto grief coun selling. Mrs Deleveaux s aid she has heard "conflicting" accounts of what happened on the day her husband went overboard. To make matters worse, Mrs Deleveaux said the oth er men on the trip never contacted her about her husband's disappearance, telling The Tribune she found out the horrific details from fam ily members two days after the incident. She was told the boat car rying her 42-year-old husband and two other men broke W ifs desperate plea f or tr uth a bout fatal trip COOKIES & C REAM M cFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E CLOWNING AROUNDATFUNDAY P OLICE are investigating a m urder that occurred in Fox Hill yesterday. Ricardo Edgecombe, 30, of Johnson Road, is the countrys 43rd homicide victim thisy ear. His body was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds on Grant Street, off Step Street, at around 3am. Emergency Medical Serv ices personnel responded a nd pronounced Mr Edgecombe dead at the scene. In a separate investigation, p olice appealed for help in trying to track down a teenager they want to question. O fficers are looking for 18MAN FOUND DEAD WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN LATEST MURDER DOZENS of Haitian immi grants slept in local churches a nd with friends last night after being left homeless by a massive fire in The Mud, Abaco. M ore than 100 people were displaced when the fire destroyed nearly 40 homes, a ccording to unofficial esti mates. Tim Roberts, an Abacon ian fire worker, said thef lames are now under control and several government agencies have arrived to assist. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA Abaco yesterday to join workers from the Department of Social Services, Immigra By LAMECH JOHNSON THE Princess Margaret Hospital has received $500,000 in medical equipment from an anonymous donor, hospital officials revealed yesterday. The donor, who has lived in the Bahamas for more than 45 years and wishes not to be named, was the husband of a terminally ill patient who received treat ment at PMH about five years ago. Dr Rickey Davis, an Accident and Emergency doctor who treated the donors wife, said she had only been receiving treat ment for five months but SEE page six HAITIAN IMMIGRANT S SLEEP IN CHURCHES AFTER MUD BLAZE SEE page six SEE page two AN ONYMOUS DON OR GIVES PMH $500K OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MISSING: Oral Deleveaux did not return from a fishing trip last year. MADE-UP: Children get their faces painted yesterday at Windsor Park, as the Urban Renewal Programme held an Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day. Felip Major /Tribune staff SEE page six


thought highly of the hos pital staff's work. Apparently five years a go when I was in the surgical department at the t ime, I worked with this e lderly lady. I treated her l ike I treated everybody else, but she thought I wasan exceptional person in the w ay that I had managed her with the team that I was with at the time, said Dr Davis. She had a diary that she kept notes in, and apparently when she had passed a way from her terminal illn ess, her husband went t hrough and read the diary. He said it brought tears toh is eyes because she spoke s o well about me and some of the other staff that was taking care of her and her condition, and we treatedh er like she was a part of the family." Dr Davis said he recently r eceived a phone call from an individual who identified himself" but thought it was a prank because them an said he wanted to d onate half a million dol lars to the hospital. "Well, of course, I thought it was a joke when he said he'd like to meet with me. I don't think I'd like to meet with anybodyw hen they say they want to donate half a million dollars, said the doctor. But eventually I met w ith the individual and he was very pleasant and indicated that because of his wife he would like to donate half a million dollars." The donor gave Dr Davis the option of receiving a cash donation, but he replied that he thought it best if it came in the form o f equipment. Dr Sara Friday, head of the A&E department at P MH, spoke about some of the vitally important m achines. She said: "We were given a patient tracking system, a nd this is important because it is a system where w e enter patients as they are arriving and we track t hem through the department. So when someone calls looking for a patient, it h elps us to readily locate where that patient is and what steps they are in their process whether they have been seen, are waiting for lab results, waiting to be admitted to the ward orw hether they have already been warded." The $29,000 system also h elps A&E track the length of time a patient has been in the department, includ ing how long it takes to be s een by a doctor. We also got some veryneeded cardiac monitors. These are important forw hen we are transporting patients to the ECG screen ing department and the ward, Dr Friday explained. T he ECG machine, which is used for screening patients with heart prob lems, cost $19,000. There are now two ECG machines in the hospital. In total, including the patient tracking system and Mac5500 ECG machine, the A&E department received 25 pieces of equipment, among them seven computers, six cardiac monitors, three examination beds, four wall diagnostic sets and a digital baby scale. The ENT Clinic and Dialysis unit also received new equipment. L OCAL NEWS PAGE 2, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 THE TRIBUNE By LAMECH JOHNSON STAFF of the Dialysis Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital are grateful for the five new dialysis machines they received as a part of a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor. C hristine Fernander, one of the nursing officers o f the unit, said the machines, which cost $22,000 e ach, "have made dialysis easier." "The machines have a certain life span depending on how much you use it and we have been exceeding it. These five machines have made dialysis easier and are up to date, she said. Ms Fernander said the unit has around 150 patients, 80 of whom are treated daily. D Rickey Davis says the dialysis machines are "critical" for the hospital because the facility has a lot of patients with pressure related problems and other health issues which require dialysis t reatment. T he five machines are part of a donation of e quipment worth $500,000, and according to Dr Sara Friday and Lisa Deveaux of the A&E department, are the most expensive of the lot. The Dialysis Unit also received a computer. DR SARA FRIDAY head of the A&E department at PMH, shows the new Patient Tracking system (aboveMachine (below Tim Clarke /Tribune staff Five new dialysis machines as part of $500k donation T HE MACHINES which cost $22,000 each, have made dialysis easier. DR. RICKEY DAVIS addresses members of the media yesterday about the donation. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff ANONYMOUS DONOR GIVES PMH $500K OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FROM page one


By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT The trial of five Abaco men charged in the armed robbery and murder of a cashier two years ago at a foodstore in Marsh Harbour is underway in the Supreme Court. Defendants Lavardo Rahming, 26; Dario Mills, 24; Calvin Edgecombe, 24; Sharvargo McPhee, 19; and Jermaine Russell are all charged in connection with the robbery of the M&R Foodstore and shooting death of Dion Strachan sometime between November 26 and 27, 2008. Justice Hartman Longley presides over the case, which is before a jury of four men and eight women. Vernal Collie, Erica Kemp and Olivia Blatch of the Attorney Generals Office appear on behalf of the Crown. It is alleged that Mills and Russell conspired to commit armed robbery. They are represented by Nassau attorneys J Henry Bostwick, QC, and Murrio Ducille, respectively. McPhee, who is also represented by Mr Ducille, and Rahming, who is represented by Carlson Shurland, are charged with murder and armed robbery. In addition to murder and armed robbery, Edgecombe, who is represented by Simeon Brown, is also charged with two counts of possession of two unlicensed firearms and two counts of ammunition possession. Police Sergeant Detective Christopher Farquharson was called as the prosecutions first witness on Wednesday, giving details of the murder scene and his role in the investigation. Farquharson, an officer attached to the Central Detective Unit in Marsh Harbour, told the court that he went to the M&R Foodstore on November 27, where he saw the body of a young man with a bullet wound in his chest. He said he knew the deceased as Dion Strachan. Strachan, who was an employee at the foodstore, was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and blue tennis shoes. The deceased was lying on his back in a northern store room. There were four shell casings near the body. Farquharson said he also observed blood droplets in certain areas of the foodstore, including on the cash register, in the hallway and in the store room near the body. I processed the scene, I took pictures of the scene and pictures of the deceased. I also swabbed the blood droplets, he said. The police sergeant also collected a wallet and a spent casing found in the area of the deceased. The following day, Mr Farquharson went back to the store, where he discovered a projectile on the floor. He also dusted the area for shoe prints and discovered three different shoe patterns, which he labelled A, B and C and photographed. Farquharson produced in court 44 negatives of pictures taken at the crime scene. He said photograph enlargements of the negatives were placed in an album. He told the court that on November 29, 2008 he sent several items, including swabs collected at the scene, a projectile, spent bullet casings, and shoe impressions along with an analysis form, to the Police Forensic Lab. Defence counsel objected to the negatives being entered as evidence, saying that the prosecution never disclosed their existence to defence until Tuesday. Murrio Ducille said that the Voluntary Bill of Indictment was made on September 28, 2009. It has been in excess of two years and we have just been served with this. Mr Shurland said: We had been given an opportunity to see negatives and so full disclosure is the issue and whether the defence had opportunity to view the evidence. However, Justice Longley allowed the album to be entered as evidence. During cross-examination, Mr Shurland asked Sgt Farquharson whether he was part of the contingent of officers who arrested his client, Lavardo Rahming, at the Marsh Harbour Airport. Sgt Farquharson said that he had accompanied several offi cers to the airport, but was not the officer who had put Rahming under arrest. Mr Shurland asked if his client was taken directly to the Marsh Harbour Police Station following his arrest. Sgt Farquharson said Rahming was first taken to the airport terminal to collect his belongings and then taken to the Police Station. He said Rahming was arrested with Sharvargo McPhee. The trial continued Thursday. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE 5 By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter FREEPORT Following a near tragedy at sea this week, police are urging boaters to ensure that their vessels are seaworthy before venturing out of port. On Tuesday, three persons from Bimini were en route to West End, Grand Bahama when their vessel ran out of fuel and started taking on water. Police Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said the trio onboard a husband and wife aged 32 and 30 years, and a 24-year-old man had left Bimini around 6pm on Monday. She said relatives in Bimini received a call from one of the passengers around 3.49am on Tuesday informing them that the trios 21ft single engine vessel was taking on water just off West End. A uthorities were notified in Bimini, as well as the Police Marine Section, Defence Force and BASRA officials in Freeport were notified. Ms Mackey said the boaters came ashore at Deadmans Reef just before 8pm on Tuesday. We want to take this opportunity to remind boaters to ensure that their boats are in proper working condition and they are prepared for the voyage at sea,she said. Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said it is important that boaters plan ahead and fol low proper boating practices. It is imperative that b oaters check to ensure that their engine is operating properly and that they have sufficient fuel, as well as life vests, a VHF radio, GPS, food and water onboard,she said. P OLICE URGE BOATERS TO ENSURE VESSELS ARE SEAWORTHY Police Sergeant describes murder scene as trial gets underway W INNERS o f the Annual Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament, the RM Bailey Basketball Team, made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who treated them to lunch at the Poop Deck restaurant in Delaporte. Peter Ramsay /BIS Five charged in connection w ith incident in 2008 T RIUMPHANT BASKETBALL TEAM VISIT PRIME MINISTER


down near Ragged Island on December 7, 2010. At some p oint the men discovered the v essel's rudder was broken a nd attempted to repair it with a makeshift replacement. Mrs Deleveaux was told this tool went overboard and her husband jumped in afteri t and never resurfaced. However, she claims a relation of her husband was told a conflicting story about how Mr Deleveaux went overboard. The fact that she found her husband's gogglesa nd fins onboard the vessel d ays after he went missing a lso raised suspicions for Mrs Deleveaux, who is adamant t hat her husband would neve r free-dive without them. "The information I got was that the boat broke d own off the Ragged Island c hain and it was taking on water. Soon everything was f ine because they got the water off the boat. But the rudder broke and they were trying to fix it when something fell in the water. My h usband went in the water to get this thing and never r esurfaced. I was told he dived down. B ut my husband doesn't dive w ithout his goggles and his fins and when I went to the boat to get his stuff they were still there. He doesn't dive without them, no matter how much of an emergencyi t is I think it's suspicious." The teacher said the matter has been under investigation by officers at the Central Detective Unit since December. She claims she has received no new infor-m ation from police. I want the police to call m e and give me information anything. They tell me the m atter is under investigation b ut they are not giving me any details. I did my own investigation and that is the o nly reason why I have p eace of mind." Superintendent Leon B ethel, head of the CDU, said he was aware of the investigation, but could not provide specific information until he had reviewed the c ase file. He promised to give The Tribune an update t oday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tion, the Royal Bahamas P olice Force and the local i sland administrator. Red Cross personnel and church officials were also helping with the recovery effort. Island Administrator C ephas Cooper was not a vailable up to press time y esterday. Police officials would not comment. Pastor Lucane, a local church official, said there were no serious injuries,a lthough a woman received m inor burns. He said residents are concerned about the number of fires in Haitian villages. As for the displaced peop le, he said they are in great need. They dont have any b eds, clothes, house. They need plenty things. They dont have nothing. Every-t hing they lost. Everything b urned, said Pastor Lucane. The blaze began in the n ortheast side of the shanty town sometime after 3pm on Tuesday. The settlementw as established about 30 y ears ago, according to some estimates. In October 2009, at least 39 people were displaced after an early morning blaze razed 12 structures in thes ame community. Police are still investigat ing the cause of the latest fire. Fire inspectors from Nassau went to Abaco to a ssist in the investigation. T he Mud and the neighb ouring Haitian shanty town of Pigeon Pea are together thought to housea round 3,000 Haitian migrants and HaitianBahamians. The land is located opposite the mainp ort in Marsh Harbour and the local Department of Immigration. T he day after The Mud fire, the Abaco fire services were called to the scene of two other fires. Mr Roberts s aid there was a bush fire behind a food store in Dun das Town and a fire near a h ome in Murphy Town. He said the fire services are stretched. We only had two engines in service yesterday. Today we had three. After a month of waiting we gota pproval to bring in another truck duty free. Two of the engines are in need of repairs, but so many fires have been happening there is very little time in between to do maintenance, he said. year-old Benjamin Ander son who is wanted in connection with an homicide investigation. Anderson is known to frequent the Key West and Ida streets area, and is described as medium build, around 5ft 8ins tall with a dark brown complexion. He is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting incident that occurred around 11.30pm last Friday on Key West Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 919 322-3333 CDU 502-9991 or 502-9910 or Crime stoppers at 328TIPS Missing fisherman victim of foul play ORAL DELEVEAUX and his family in a photo taken several years ago. FROM page one HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS SLEEP IN CHURCHES AFTER MUD BLAZE FROM page one MAN F OUND DEAD WITH GUNSHOT W OUNDS IN LATEST MURDER FROM page one Share your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your story.


MULTINATIONAL life sciences and materials comp any Royal DSM NV pres ented the Cape Eleuthera I nstitute with a cheque for $70,000 to further its research into offshore aquaculture. DSM and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI are collaborating to demonstrate that raising fish in an o ffshore cage within the B ahamas and other warmwater locales is possible and can be done with assured success and in a sustainable m anner. The support is aimed at demonstrating the commitm ent of DSM whose produ cts include food, dietary s upplements and medical d evices to sustainability a nd feeding the worlds pop u lation. DSM Dyneema and CEI have been working in part nership since 2009 to find improved predation controls for warm-water aquaculture. Although netting with D yneema is already being u sed, all parties felt the need t o improve existing solutions. These funds, in conjunction with in-kind donations from NET Systems, Inc of Bainbridge Island, WA are being used to design and test new ultra abrasion resistant n etting materials that will be u sed to manufacture enhanced shark-resistant fish cages. This is the first corporate s ponsorship CEI has received. CEI promotes conservation of tropical and c oastal ecosystems througho ut the Bahamas and g reater Caribbean by facilit ating research, supporting e ducation at all levels, and p romoting outreach to enhance the conservation awareness of local commu nities. Ken Robertson of DSM Dyneema said: Warmwater aquaculture is particu larly susceptible to predat ion, largely from sharks w ho are notorious for damaging offshore cages and netting. DSM and NET Systems have been developing revolutionary new sharkresistant netting materials and with CEI are in the final stages of testing a material t hat will be used to facilitate a full-scale grow out in an offshore cage. Going forward, we will be constructing a new net m ade out of this tested material and intend to run a full-scale grow out. G eoff Walton of CEI said: Our continued partnership w ith University of Miami R osenstiel Experimental H atchery, materials tech n ology partners and health and nutritional experts in the corporate realm give us this opportunity to further d emonstrate the viability of w arm-water, open ocean c age aquaculture. The mission of CEIs offs hore aquaculture pro g ramme is to demonstrate that fish can be locally raised within the Bahamas from egg to harvest size, while finding feeds that u tilise lower concentrations o f fishmeal and demonstrate h igher feed conversion rates, all while mitigatinga ny negative environmental i mpacts. The ultimate goal is to reduce fishing pressure on wild stocks. Cobia has been selected a s the first species of fish to g row out with plans eventua lly moving onto pompano, jacks, and other local s tocks. R oyal DSM NV is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. T HE Grand Bahama Power Company announced that approval was granted for a change to GBPCs rate structure. We have had extreme l y productive meetings with our regulator, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, said RayR obinson, GBPC execu tive chairman. With the approval of this new structure, wen ow have the necessary mechanism in place to make the substantial cap i tal investments necessary t o provide our customers with reliable and cost effective generation. The new rate structure w ill allow for Emera company to make the capital investments required in the new plant without an increasei n rates for GBPC customers, he said. Ef f iciency The new Diesel plant is projected to be commissioned in late second quarter of 2012 and is expected to pro vide customers with significantly improved levels of reliability and efficiency. In the long term we believe that the improved efficiency and reliability of the new plant will reduce costs to customers, Mr Robinson said. Mr Robinson thanked the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA The GBPA has implemented a new rate structure that is comparable to other jurisdictions and allows us to move ahead with the $80 million generation plant, said Mr Robinson. We have been very pleased with the effective relationship we have with the GBPA. (President Ian and his staff have worked with us to ensure that this new structure is a benefit to the residents of Grand Bahama. It is our expectation that this new plant will assist the island in its recovery and attraction of new investors. GBPC also stated that they will announce more infor mation about the new Diesel plant shortly. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE 7 $70,000 to further aquaculture research APPROVAL GRANTED FOR GRAND BAHAMA POWER COMPANY RATE STRUCTURE CHANGE RAY ROBINSON GBPC executive chairman


INTERNATIONAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE 19 MARRAKECH, Morocco Associated Press A MASSIVEterrorist bombing tore through a tourist cafe in the bustling h eart of Marrakech's old quarter Thursday, killing at least 11 foreigners and three Moroccans in the country's deadliest attack in eight years. At least 23 people were wounded in the blast a few minutes before noon in D jemma el-Fna square, one of the top attractions in a country that depends heavily on tourism, Moroccan Interior Minister Taib Chergaoui said. Government spokesman Khalid Naciri told the AP it was too soon to lay blame for w hat he called a terrorist attack but he noted that Morocco regularly dismantles cells linked to alQaida in the Islamic Maghreb and says it has disrupted several plots. The emergency room chief at Marrakech's main Tofail Hospital, suggested that up to 16 people may have died. At least eight French citizens were being treated at Marrakech's main Tofail Hospital, along with one Canadian, a B ritish citizen and three Moroccans, Hicham Nejmi said. Others were being treated at a military hospital and a handful in private clinics. April marks the start of Morocco's tourist season, when visitors gather to watch snake charmers, storytellers, jugglers and local musicians, filling the cafes that ring the edges of the iconic square on the route to the city's major open-air souk, or market. B arriers were thrown up around the cafe, but crowds continued to fill the famed square after the attack. "There was a huge bang, and lots of smoke went up. There was debris raining down from the sky," honeymooner Andy Birnie, who lives in north London, told The Associated Press by telephone. "Hundreds of people were running in panic." T he explosion blew much of the facade off the two-story terracotta-colored Argana cafe, leaving awnings dangling. Panicked passersby dragged away bodies and tried to put out flames with fire extinguishers, witnesses told The Asso ciated Press. "I believe the injured were mostly tourists, judging by what they were wearing," Alexandre Carvalho, a 34-year-old call center worker from southern Portugal, told the AP by telephone. At least two French nationals were among the casualties, although it was not immediately clear whether they were dead or wounded, judicial officials in the French capital said.P resident Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed that the victims included French citizens. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British ambassador was travelling to Marrakech, although he gave no immediate confirmation of British casualties. T his former French colony has enjoyed relative stability and political plurality compared to some of its neighbors, but King Mohamed VI holds the final say in all policy, and the country's largest Islamist movement is banned from politics. The king has pledged constitutional reforms in response to several largely peaceful protests over t he past two months that were inspired by popular uprisings that pushed out autocrats in nearb y Tunisia and Egypt. Germany, which said none of its citizens had been hit, urged that the attack "must not lead to the reform process that has been initiated in Morocco being undermined." Al-Qaida's affiliate in North Africa stages reg ular attacks and kidnappings in neighboring Alger ia. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is holding four Frenchmen hostage after kidnapping them in N iger last year, and recently released new images and audio recordings of their voices. Morocco, however, has been mostly peaceful since it was hit by five simultaneous terrorist bombings in Casablanca in 2003 that killed 33 people and a dozen bombers linked to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, a local mili tant group also been implicated in the deadly transit attacks in Madrid in March 2004. I n April 2007, two suicide bombers died in attacks by the U.S. consulate in Casablanca, the economic capital. Moroccan authorities have rounded up thousands of purported terror suspects in recent years and while they "regularly discover terrorist cells ... nothing led us to foresee an act of this magni-t ude," Naciri said. "Morocco has an international image of wel come, hospitality and tourism," he told the AP. "An act of this magnitude will leave its mark." Terrorist attack hits cafe in Morocco, 14 dead EXTERIOR VIEW of a damaged building after an explosion ripped through a cafe popular among foreign tourists in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, Morocco. (AP


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It also lies in what accountants call goodwill, t hat is, the probability of ongoing trade t hanks to reputation and market niche. W hile a building may have potential t o house a variety of different busin esses, those businesses can usually operate equally effectively elsewhere, i ncluding in other rented premises. This i s why a business has an intrinsic value i n itself. Selling this intrinsic value is what business brokers do (although they may sell businesses with premisest oo). n Business brokers explain to their clients what they do to earn their mone y. This includes agreeing how they are to promote a business sale, and how commission will be paid. They m otivate the strategic position that t hey occupy and justify how their busi n ess expertise should close an advantageous sale. n B usiness brokers motivate how they arrive at business valuations. They base these on actual business figures and prices of comparable sales (as opposed to guesswork) and always agree game plans for negotiation up f ront. They never, ever surprise their c lients. They do not let them down. T hey do not sacrifice their privacy either. Unlike a property sale, a business identity remains confidential untila potential buyer has been preapproved and signs a non-disclosure. n Business brokers are consistent a nd are prepared to invest time and money to sell a business. They subscribe to the asking price, and believe i n the intrinsic value of the business t oo. In this way, they are almost temp orary partners in a clients firm, and committed to promoting their finan-c ial interests and success. If you like, t hey are a special case of business consultant with rare skills. n Business brokers are professional at all times in matters large and small. They are alert to clients shifting priorities, and respond effectively to t hese. They also get the small things right, like returning calls and being punctual at appointments. n Business brokers stay in touch and make sure that their clients know exactly what is happening, and how the market is responding to their prog ram. n B usiness brokers do far more than simply selling businesses. They become involved in the businesses they sell. They search constantly for opport unities, and they are tireless in repres enting the interests of their clients. W hen they present offers, these c lients receive assurance of two essent ial things. The first is that their business broker negotiated the best possible deal for them. The second is thatt hey received the best possible professional service too. Its no wonder that business brokers are used throughout the developed world. NB: Res Socius was founded by Simon Cooper in 2009, and is a Busin ess Brokerage authorised by the B ahamas Investment Authority. He has e xtensive private and public SME experience, and was formerly chief executiveo f a publicly traded investment comp any. He was awarded an MBA with distinction by Liverpool University in 2005. Contact him on 636-8831 or write to: What Business brokers do S IMON C OOPER What we will see right now until the government does something is that dieselw ill become more scarce as r etailers find it harder to go get it and instead put the dollars they can scrounge together towards buyingt heir loads of gas, said Mr Moore. His comments came on t he day that Esso increased its cost per gallon of gasoline by 40 cents, bringing the price at the pump to $5.62.T his followed a hike of 50 c ents in one day by Chevron, which supplies Texaco, on Wednesday, to$ 5.73. Shell remains at $5.29 but industry stakeholders have warned it is likely to follow suit. The BPRA has requested t hat the government allow it to increase the fixed margin it can add to a gallon of gas and diesel, suggesting that retailers who must put together tens of thousands of dollars in cash upfront to buy their fuel are finding increasingly difficult to stay in business given the current w holesale cost of fuel. The last time we got an increase was back in 2002. At that time gas was $2.67p er gallon and diesel was $ 1.62. At current prices today, instead of costing us $20,000 per load of gas, wea re paying $48,000. For diesel instead of $6,000 per load then, it costs almost $20,000 now. Youre getting 3.8 cents on the dollar for diesel. Thats not a good invest ment. You cannot expect individuals to take up $20,000 to buy a load of diesel to make three cents on the dollar. Thats ridiculous. With a situation like that you can not expect (retailers carrying diesel much longer, Mr Moore said yes terday. M r Moore said that many retailers who attended a meeting of the BPRA on Wednesday evening werel eft disappointed when M inister of State with responsibility for relations with the petroleum indus-t ry, Phenton Neymour, attended the meeting but did not have positive word for us on the margin( increase request) yet. As to whether Mr Ney mour was able to give an idea of when the industrym ight know the outcome of the governments deliberations over the margin increase request, Mr Moore said: He would not commit himself to a timeline that he possibly could not deliver on. But one week is the outside limit within which we need to have solution. FROM page 1B DIESEL TO BECOME SCARCE AT GAS STATIONS, PREDICT S SER VICE S TATION PRESIDENT PHENTON NEYMOUR ue of $3.2 million ($6 per pound average 5 54,100 pounds of conch was exported for $3.2 million ( $5.80 per pound average). The USA was the sole export m arket for Bahamian conch. Over 1.2 million pounds of stone crab claws exported to the US fetched a hefty $1.3 million in 2010 ($10.70 perp ound average). This was a significant increase on the 88,989 pounds exported in 2009 for $838,924 ($9.42 Bahamian scalefish was also reasonably popular in the US market, with 193,815 pounds exported there in 2010 for $ 644,412 ($3.32 per pound average 471 per cent rise from the 112,806 pounds of scalefish exported in 2009. Sponges Sea sponges represented the most widely exported B ahamian fisheries resources in terms of the variety of markets to which it was sold. Between Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and the United States 36,680 pounds of sea sponge was sold for $296,068 or $8.07 per pound. Spain w as the largest importer, buying 14,368 pounds of sea sponge, followed by Greece, with 13,113 pounds. Pearls were the most valuable fisheries product exported i n 2010, with 624 pearls sent to Japan for an average price of $ 37.90 per pearl, equivalent to a total $23,479. O ne of the more eyebrow-raising trends in 2010 was a 584 per cent increase in the amount of sea cucumber exportedf rom the Bahamas but their value dropped. 30,703 pounds o f these unusual creatures were exported to the US that year for $149,579 ($4.87 per pound average pounds were exported for $123,420 ($27.50 per pound average). Other fisheries products exported in 2010 include conch shell, of which China imported 50,000 pounds worth for $35,000 and the US imported $180,177 for $66,528, along with opeculum or horn a shell byproduct of whichK orea imported 2,464 pounds at $11,628. The data does not capture the end of the crawfish season from December 2010 to its close on April 1, 2011. Value of Bahamas fisheries exports rise 14 per cent FROM page 1B instead being poured into the blocks themselves. Steve Wallace, head of Block World, which designed and manufactured the blocks, suggests using them can reduce the time and material costs on a belt course by 50 per cent, and the overall cost of materials on a 1,200 square foot house by around $4,000. The Ministries of Works and Housing have approved Block Worlds specialty blocks for use in Bahamian buildings in February of this year, given that the blocks passed strength and quality tests, meaning that contractors using them can win approval from government building inspectors. Some of the more high profile developments in which the blocks have already been utilised in the new US terminal and the residential Balmoral development on Sandford Drive. Balmoral Development Principal, Jason Kinsale, told Tribune Business he used the blocks in the last two buildings constructed at the upscale development and has found them to pro vide various advantages. Weve been very happy with it and will continue to use it moving forward. Theres a price advantage. It reduces your requirement for using wooden forms which can be very expensive and more time consuming. Then there are the other issues with wooden forms which is that it gets messy and they really just end up at the landfill at the end of the day so theyre not very environmentally friendly, and with these blocks you avoid that. The ability to build faster that they provide will probably increase our productivity 15 per cent, said Mr Kinsale. He suggested that on a 2,800 square foot home, using the spe cialty blocks may have saved the company around $12,000. Its also good because the system does not require a lot of training to learn. You can learn it in a week, said the developer. The blocks also interlock at corners, unlike tradition al blocks, creating more building strength. Mr Wallace said that since Block World, which also sells regular construction blocks, began selling the specialty blocks earlier this year, it has seen the specialty products grow to 15 per cent of its business, primarily from word of mouth promotion. He said the company is getting a lot of wow moments, at present, as contractors first learn of the benefits of using the blocks versus traditional construction methods involving plywood forms. The blocks are sold via several major building materials supply stores in New Providence. Developer: Specialty blocks can boost productivity by 15% THESE ARE the 8 Inch blocks for the Belt Course. The bond beam is the bottom block and the Knockout forms the top blocks and together they create the belt. FROM page 1B


THE second annual Andros Business Outlook has been scheduled for May 11 at Nicholls Town, North Andros, under the theme The Andros Assignment: Innovate, Invest & Produce. The seminar will bring together Androsians with government officials, business people in the oil, aviation and agribusiness sectors, Chamber of Commerce representatives, environmentalists and civil servants. Edison M. Key, Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC speaker, leading a cadre of speakers who are directly connected to the novel economic and social developments taking place on Andros, said Joan Albury, President, The Counsellors Ltd, organisers of the event. Mrs Albury reports that local support for the Business Outlook is growing, with BAICs Andros office, Bahamas Tourism Office-Andros and the Andros Chambers of Commerce lending support as they did last year. This is an exciting time to hold a forum on business development on the big island, Mrs Albury said. Androsians are stepping up their investmentsin their home island. Foreign investors are also returning and the Government is putting some very real and much needed linkages in place to bring together producers with buyers. The potential of this part nership for bringing extensive and highly productive change is great. We have been talking for years about this islands ability to increase the food security of The Bahamas and we now see the right elements coming together in a cautious, well-thought out and more sustainable way than ever before. The 2011 Andros Business Outlook seeks to contribute to this dynamism by bringing together as many of the key players as possible to talk about whats underway, whats planned and the positives and challenges on the horizon. Secondly, we need to help get the word of these developments out to the rest of the country, Mrs Albury added. Presenters confirmed to Andros Business Outlook 2011 include: Mr Key; Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board; Paul Crevello, CEO, Bahamas Petroleum Company Plc; Frank Lam, Agri-Business Specialist, IICA, Miami; Benjamin Pratt, Sr. Manager, Ministry of Tourism, Andros Island; Eleanor Phillips, Director, Northern Caribbean Programme, The Nature Conservancy; Capt. Randy Butler, President, SkyBahamas; Johan Rostad, President, Cariluxe (Bahamas ming, President, South Andros Chamber of Commerce; Leroy Sumner, Treasurer, T&SWCCU and Zendal Forbes, Educator. The Andros forum is the fifth of the Business Outlook series that now comprises Bahamas Business Outlook in the capital and those on Grand Bahama, Abaco and Exuma. Sponsors for the 2011 Andros Business Outlook include: BAIC, Royal Bank of Canada, National Insurance Board, Scotiabank (Bahamas Ltd; Sun Oil Ltd; The Nature Conservancy; Ministry of Tourism; Bahamas Petroleum plc; SkyBahamas For details of registration and further information, contact Eileen Fielder at The Counsellors Ltd, Alphonso Smith, BAIC, Andros, Benjamin Pratt, Bahamas Tourism Office, Andros, or one of the Andros Chambers of Commerce. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE 3B e Board of Directors of FamGuard Corporation Limited advises shareholders and the public that the Companys Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2010 are available on the Companys website: www.famguardbahamas.comFAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITEDThe parent holding company of Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited BahamaHealth Insurance Brokers & Benet Consultants Limited FG Insurance Agents & Brokers Limited FG Capital Markets Limited FG Financial Limited SANDYPORT,19 Poinciana CayBeautiful 6,881 square feet canal front residential lot tobe sold by sealed bid auction. Fully serviced, ready for building, 24-hour security, maintenance, 48foot private sandy beach, private boat dock, tennis courts, swimming pools, childrens playgrounds, restaurants, Tambearly School. Seller reserves right to accept or reject any or all offers. Bid closing date 26th May,2011.To view and receive bid package call Sandyport Realty 327-2425. Andros Business Outlook 2011 in May A DDRESS: E dison Key, Chairman, BAIC, speaks at the inaugural Andros Business Outlook in 2010.



B USINESS PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1 .190.95AML Foods Limited1. 1 0.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 7.004.40Bank of Bahamas6.886.880.000.1530.10045.01.45% 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% 12.008.69Cable Bahamas8.758.74-0.0115,8371.0500.3108.33.55% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.001.0310.0402.51.57% 7.005.80Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.976.970.000.4880.26014.33.73% 2 .531.90Consolidated Water BDRs2.062.03-0.030.1110.04518.32.22% 2.541.35Doctor's Hospital1.351.350.000.1070.11012.68.15% 5.994.75Famguard4.754.750.000.3570.24013.35.05% 9.005.65Finco6.506.500.000.6820.0009.50.00% 11.408.75FirstCaribbean Bank8.768.760.000.4940.35017.74.00% 6.004.57Focol (S)5.505.500.000.4800.16011.52.91% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1. 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.000.0120.240608.33.29% 10.509.80J. 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I nternational Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 3rd LIQUIDATOR _____________________ JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer WASHINGTON The nation's four largest w ireless carriers say they o btain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to providedriving directions, family-finder applications and other location-based services, and before sharing a subscriber's location with any outside mobile apps that provide such services. B ut in letters to Congress released Thursday, the wireless companies also say theyh ave no power to require d evice makers like Apple or independent developers ofl ocation-based apps to get s imilar user consent if these apps don't rely on the carriers t hemselves to track a user's whereabouts. "While new third-party applications bring many consumer benefits, there are risks too," Kent Nakamura, vicep resident for policy and privacy for Sprint, wrote in a let-t er to Reps. Joe Barton, RTexas, and Ed Markey, D-M ass. "And because mobile devices are now an open plat f orm, consumers can no longer look to their trusted c arrier ... to answer all of their questions." The letters from the four carriers AT&T Wireless,V erizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA were released one day after Apple admitted that its pop ular iPhone stores data used t o help the device locate itself f or up to a year. Faced with a n uproar among privacy watchdogs and lawmakers after two researchers revealed iPhone location tracking prac tices last week, Apple said W ednesday that it will no l onger store the data on phones for more than seven days, will encrypt the data and will stop backing up the files t o user computers. Google, too, acknowledged last week that phones runningi ts Android software store some GPS location data for a short time. Watchdogs P rivacy watchdogs warn that location data that gets stored over time can providea window into very private details about a person's life. Databases filled with such information, they fear, could become inviting targets for hackers, stalkers, divorce attorneys and, of course, lawe nforcement agents. Representatives from both Apple and Google are expect-e d to testify at a Senate Judic iary Subcommittee hearing on the matter next month. The Senate Commerce Com m ittee is also planning a hearing. Despite this week's intense f ocus on location privacy, the letters from the four big wireless carriers are actually in response to requests for information issued by Barton and Markey in late March. The lawmakers asked the wireless companies to explain t heir policies for handling location data after The New York Times reported that a Deutsche Telekom customer had discovered that the German phone company had kept detailed information about his phone's locationo ver a period of months. Deutsche Telekom owns TMobile USA, but is seeking to sell the company to AT&T. O ne theme running t hrough the letters released T hursday was that the wireless carriers all comply with federal rules that prohibit p hone companies from using c ustomer data including location information forp urposes other than providi ng service, or from sharing it w ith outside parties, without first obtaining subscriber consent. B ut those rules do not encompass device makers such as Apple, software providers like Google or m obile apps. Although many apps rely on cell tower triangulation provided by wireless carriers to determine a user's location and may therefore be indi rectly bound by federal rules many others depend on GPS technology, Wi-Fi hot spot databases and even I nternet Protocol addresses to pinpoint a user's location. Right now, few governmentp rivacy rules apply when those technologies are used. Companies are experimenting with variousa pproaches to help users u nderstand that locations are being tracked. Popular apps such as the social networking service FourSquare asks users to actively "check in" to thep laces they visit. Many also notify users that they collect location data and require u sers to agree before an a pp can be downloaded. Apple requires iPhone apps to obtain user permission to gather location information. Guidelines Meanwhile, CTIA -The W ireless Association, the wireless industry's top trade group, has developed a voluntary set of industry guide-l ines to ensure that locationbased services adequately n otify consumers about locat ion tracking and obtain consent. S till, government officials m ay get involved. The Fede ral Communications Comm ission is looking at what r ules could and should a pply. The issue is also on the r adar screen at the Federal T rade Commission, which wants to ensure that apps and o ther mobile services that gather location data do so w ith the full understanding and permission of users. And B arton hinted Thursday that Congress may weigh in too. After thoroughly reviewi ng the responses from the w ireless carriers, I am left w ith a feeling of uneasiness a nd uncertainty," Barton said i n a statement. "The companies informed u s that customer consent before access of location data is a common practice, but the d isconnect is when third-party applications come in to play ... It is time we hold third-par ty developers accountable, and I am determined to work w ith other members of Con gress to get this done." Wireless carriers get customer consent to use location data INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DAN SEWELL, AP Business Writer CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble Co. tempered its earnings outlook for the year Thursday because of fast-rising costs for raw materials and fuel and the still-sluggish economies in the U.S. and other developed countries. The maker of Pampers diapers, Tide detergent and Crest tooth paste said that profits and sales rose in its third quarter, led by salesi n emerging markets. The company also announced plans for more price increases. P &G, based in Cincinnati, said net income was $2.87 billion, up 11 percent over last year. Earnings per share were 96 cents on rev enue of $20.23 billion. Analysts expected 97 cents a share on $20.24 billion. P&G shares rose 48 cents to close at $64.50 Thursday. They have traded in a 52-week range of $39.37 and $66.95. P&G reported double-digit sales increases in Asia, with strong s ales for Pantene shampoo there and in Brazil, and for Gillette razors in countries such as India, areas the company is increasingly r elying on for sales growth. But developed market sales, which still account for two-thirds of P&G's business, continued to be nearly flat. "The results show that consumers in developed markets are struggling," Bob McDonald, chairman and CEO, told reporters. "They're struggling with higher gasoline prices ... which is causing them to make choices." P&G 3Q NET UP 11 PERCENT; CUTS TOP END OF OUTLOOK (AP Photo/Steve Helber ONDISPLAY: Procter & Gamble's Tide products are displayed at a Target store in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Procter & Gamble Co. tempered its earnings outlook for the year Thursday, April 28, because of fast-rising costs for raw materials and fuel and the still-sluggish economies in the U.S. and other developed countries.


INVESTMENT UPDATE P R I M E M i n i s t e r H u b e r t Ingraham announc ed s e veral c h a n g e s t o t h e N a t i o n a l I n v e s t m e n t P o l i c y T h i s ma r k e d t h e f i r s t t i m e s i n ce 1992 that there was a change t o th e p ol i c y Th e g o v e rn m e n t r a i s e d t h e m i n i m u m d o l l a r r e qu i re m e nt fo r di r ec t fo re i g n investment from $250,000 to $5 0 0 ,0 0 0 an d i n cr e as ed t h e m inimum r e quired v alue of a residence acquired by a for e i gn pers on for the pur pose of s ee k in g a cce le r a te d c on sideration of pe r ma nent resident status from $500,000 to $1.5 million. T h e u p d a t e a l s o s a w t h e p ol ic y c ha nge d to re mov e th e res tri c t ion pr ohibit ing int e r n a ti on al in ve st me n t in re st au r a n t s a n d / o r en t e r t a i n m e n t facilities. GLOBAL REVIEW The Organisation for Eco n o m i c C o O p e r a t i o n a n d D e v e l o p m e n t s ( O E C D ) Global Forum on Tax Trans p a r e n c y a n d I n f o r m a t i o n Exchange gave the Bahamas a 'c le an b ill o f h ea lth in e ig ht o u t o f n i n e c a t e g o r i e s assessed. In its Phase I Peer Review the OEC D s aid it s "pr incipal concern" was the issue of a v a i l a b i l i t y o f a c c o u n t i n g inf or mati on f ro m B a hamas b a se d e nt i ti e s, sta t i ng th a t t h is nation did not meet the stan dards set down. Th e go v ern me nt w e lc o me d t he o ut c o me o f t he r e vi e w, a dd ing tha t it is c om mitte d to a d d re s si n g t he c o n c e rn ra i se d W e n d y W a r r e n B a h a m a s F i n a n c i a l S e r v i c e s B o a r d (BF SB) ch ief ex ecuti ve and e x e c u ti ve di re c t or, sa id : G iv en the scope and intensity of t h e r e v i e w t h e B a h a m a s commitment to international s t a n d a r d s h a s b e e n r e i n forced." SECURITIES INDUSTRY T he Gover nment d ebated a nd p ass e d new le gislation to f urth er reg ul ate t he se cu riti es i nd ust ry. M in iste r of Sta te for Finance Zhivar go Lain g t old Parl iament t hat th e new Bill sh oul d "s u ppo r t t he gr o wth a nd d ev el op me nt of the se c ur i t i e s a n d c a p i t a l m a r k e t s w h i l e k e e p i n g p a c e w i t h in t e r n a t i on a l b es t pr ac t i ce s a n d pro viding s ound r egulat i o n T he Secur ities Bill rep eals an d r e p l a ce s t h e S e cu r i t i e s Indu st ries Act 1999. Th e Ac t, wo uld e na ble th e B a hama s to push f or C ateg or y A m e m b e r s h i p i n t h e In t er n at io n al Or ga ni s at i on s o f S e c u r i t i e s C o m m i s s i o n s ( I O S C O ) T h e l eg i s l a t i on c o in c i de d w ith a c all to t h e g ove r nm ent to tight en an d ext end minor i t y i n v e s t o r p r o t e c t i o n t o t hose w ho inv ested in priva te B a ham ian c omp ani es v ia Priv a t e P l a c e m e n t M e m o r a n d ums (P PM s) TOURISM TRENDS N e w l y r e l e a s e d C e n t r a l B a n k d a t a s h o w e d t h a t t o u r i s m o u t c o m e s d i d n o t meet ex pec tations in J an uary a n d F e b r u a r y a s h o t e l s i n N as s au and Pa r adi s e I s la nd suffered a 6.1 per cent slump i n t h eir r ev enu es co mp ar ed t o 2 010, d ue t o l ower occu p a n c i e s a n d a v e r a g e d a i l y room rates (ADRs) H o w e v e r t h e B a h a m a s b e n e f i t e d f r o m a n o v e r a l l "m arg in al i nc rea se in S prin g Br ea k r elated vac at ions th is ye ar a nd At la nti s re po rts tha t its season outpaced the mar k e t c o m i n g i n m u c h stronger than last year" and e ven comp ar abl e" t o bu s in e s s l ev e l s b e f o r e t h e 2 0 08 d own t ur n. G eo rg e M ar kan to n i s P r e s i de n t a n d Ma n a g i n g D i r e c t o r o f T h e B a h a m a s b i gges t r es o r t, At l ant i s ha s e xp r e s s ed Ker zne r I nt e r na tiona l's co nc ern ove r w ha t h e t e r m e d a d i s c o n c e r t i n g t r e n d t o wa r d s h i g h e r f l i g h t prices coupled with less seat a vailab ilit y comin g int o thi s nation. T h e M i n i s t r y o f T o u r i s m s a id i t i s cl osel y mo nito ring price increases in air fares to The Bahamas but stop short of say ing that there was a crisis in terms of the escalating p ri c e o f air tr avel and p rice r is e s mu s t b e s ee n "i n c on text." BAHA MAR PROGRESS Eig ht y In de pen den t com p a n i e s a n d 5 3 0 B a h a m i a n wo rke rs w e re a t w o rk on th e $6 0 m ill io n ph ase one of th e B a h a M a r d e v e l o p m e n t inv ol vi ng th e c onst ruc tio n of n e w r o a ds a n d b u il d i n gs t o rep la ce c o mm erc ia l an d go ve rn men t of fi ces t hat wi ll be de mol ish ed to m ak e w a y for the $ 2 .6 b ill ion m eg a -reso rt. A l l w o r k o n t h e f i r s t p h a s e i s on target for a mid-October co mpl et ion a nd No ve mb er 1 openi ng. Wo r k on the "c ore pha se of th e re sort de ve lo pment, invo lving c onst ruc tion of th e m aj or ho te l pro pe rtie s, wi ll be g in a fte r th is. BTC C able & W irele s s Co mmun ic at io ns ( CWC ) $ 217 m il lion purchase of the majority 5 1 p e r c e n t s t a k e i n t h e B a h a m a s T e l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Co m p a n y ( B T C ) w a s closed this month. This came after the deal's c l o s u r e w a s m o m e n t a r i l y d el aye d as g ove r nm en t an d of f ic ia l s a t t h e G r a n d B a h a m a P o r t A u t h o r i t y ( G B P A ) w ra n g l e d o v e r a p p ro v a l o f t h e ownership change. CWC p ro mis ed th at BTC c o n su m e rs s h o u ld se e c h a n g e s i n t h e i r s e r v i ce an d p r i ci n g within the next three months as the company embarks on its "100 day plan". T h e n e w C E O G e o f f Houston did not delve into specifics regarding price cuts o r wh a t ch a n g es cu s t o m er s shou ld e xp ec t, sa yi ng th at th e c o m p a n y w a n t s t o e x p l a i n th e se th i ng s t o e m pl o y e es a n d the unions first. B T C s n e w m a n a g e m e n t has said it is focused on pro v i di n g b et t e r v al u e f o r cu s t om er s' money and introduci n g n e w s e r v i c e s s u c h a s i n c r e a s i n g t h e n u m b e r o f s martphones offered, implem e n t i n g h i g h e r b r o a d b a n d s peed and f ast er, m or e rel iable data services for mobile phones. B U S I N E S S R E V I E W P AGE 20B FRIDA Y APRIL 29, 2011 U S E CON OM Y SLO W E D BY H IG H G AS P RI CE S B AD WE A T H E R SEE P AGE 8B J A P A N F A C TO R Y O U T P U T C O N S U M E R SP E N D I N G P L U M M E T SEE P AGE 7B Baha M a r Grou ndb re akin g Cer emon y The month in REVIEW


By Alpheus Finlayson Special to The Tribune S everal medallists in this years Carifta Games,i ncluding Austin Sealy Award winner Anthonique Strachan, are expected to hit the track in the 117th Penn Relays. A number of our high school teams will also compete at the event in Philadelphia this weekend. Last year, the Bahamas Associa t ion of Athletic Associations (BAAA el, room and board to the teams that won the boys and girls under-20 4x100m relay and 4x400m relays in the Scotiabank National High School Track and Field Championships. This year, they have continued the incentive. The teams that won this year are the St Augustines College girls in the 4x100m and 4x400m and the Moores Island All-Age School boys in the 4x100m and 4x400m. This year, some of the funding was derived from the sponsorship of various relays at the Scotiabank Nation al High School Track and Field Championships. Additional schools have decided to attend this prestigious relay carnival, taking care of their own expenses. They are St Johns College, Queens College and CI Gibson. These are the schools that the BAAA is aware of as well as the ath letes and events they are competing in: Moores Island: 4x100m and 4x400m Boys Nicholas Roberts, Peron Davis, Antion Davis, Elroy McBride, Laron Heild and Trevon Greene St Augustines College: 4x100m, 4x400m Girls Devynne Charlton, Shaunae Miller, Courtney Thompson, Anthonique Strachan, Ashley Johnson and Rachante Colebrooke Long jump Danielle Gibson and triple jump Antonique Butler The girls under-20 4x100m relay was sponsored by RBC. The girls under-20 4x400m relay was sponsored by BSI Trust. The boys under-20 4x100m relay was sponsored by RBC. And the boys under-20 4x400m relay was sponsored by Harry B Sands, Lobosky & Co. The other teams participating are: St Johns College 4x400m Boys Stephen Newbold, Desmond Major, Duran Ching, and Anthony Adderley CoachesHerbert Brown and Tonique Williams-Darling Queens CollegeGirls 4x100m Katrina Taylor, Printassia Johnson, Monalisa Taylor and Randi Hilton 400m HurdlesKatrina Seymour CI GibsonHigh JumpRyan Ingraham. CoachJames Rolle High School teams from the Caribbean have been attending the Penn Relays for quite a long time. Understanding the importance of exposing our high school athletes to additional competition, the BAAA has spearheaded this project, which has reaped dividends for the country through scholarships awarded. Team personnel ManagerLaura Pratt Charlton, CoachDianne Woodside and Chaperones CoachPastor Anthony Williams and Debbie Smith. U U S S A A v v s s T T h h e e W W o o r r l l d d The USA Track and Field Federation has invited the Bahamas mens 4x400m relay team to participate. The team consists of Chris Brown, Andrae Williams, Ramon Miller, Michael Mathieu, and Andretti Bain. The coach is Tyrone Burrows. The Bahamas has done well in this event in the past. Over the years, numerous Bahamians have participated in the Penn Relays from Charley Major at St Bonaventure in the 1920s to Demetrius Pinder at Texas A& M and Sheniqua Ferguson at Auburn University last year. At the High School level, Dudley Moxey from Aquinas won the triple jump back in 1971. Last year Nejmi Burnside from St. Andrews won the 400m hurdles. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONE INSIDE International sports news F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter AFTER a pair of third place finishes in the last two editions of the Carifta Swimming Championships, the Bahamas Swimming Federation expects to not only field a competitive team in 2012 when the Bahamas hosts the event, but also has its sights set on claiming the title here at home. O n the heels of its second consecutive third place performance at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, BSF president Algernon Cargill is already looking ahead and has set lofty expectations for next year's event. "We are very pleased with the performance of the team, particularly because most of the team will be returning to Carifta next year. The Bahamas will be hosting Carifta s wimming and our goal is to win and make our biggest impact on the event here in the Bahamas," Cargill said. "With the majority of the team returning, we believe we have a good foundation to build on in 2012 when we do host." The 2011 team collected 41 medals 12 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze en route to 610 points and a third place finish. Guadeloupe took first place with 736.50 points while Trinidad and Tobago was second with 679 points. The Bahamas' 11-12 age group scored the second highest total of 231 points, while the 13-14 group scored 240.5. The 13-14 group featured record-breaking Dustin Tynes w ho set three new Carifta marks and Margaret Higgs, the top swimmer out of the Family Islands who garnered much attention with her performance. What we believe was an outstanding occurrence was that we had Margaret Higgs from Abaco, training in Abaco, living in Abaco, made the team and won five individual medals," he said. "We had many outstanding performances and that is the kind of thing we will need moving forward as we continue to build upon that," added Cargill. For the team to make the leap from third place, Cargill said greater attention must be paid by the swimmers, clubs and the federation to d evelop a complete programme. "Swimming in the Bahamas is a club sport where all of the clubs individually prepare their athletes and what we would expect is that the swimmers would focus on more distance events because our swimmers tend to focus on the shorter races. We won very few medals in events longer than 200m, that was one of the main reasons we essentially did not win Carifta. So if we focus on the distance events we would have a great opportunity to win Carifta in 2012. What we would like to do is to encourage more distance swimming in the Bahamas," he said. "We have to build on our young development. We lost a lot of opportunit ies in the distance events and that is where Barbados and the other countries seized the opportunities to go ahead and win medals and score a lot of points. They were placing swimmers in the finals in the full range of races from sprints to distance events. So what we want to establish is a well-rounded programme that focuses on all aspects." The Bahamas hosted the Carifta Swimming Championships in 2001 and again in 2004. Bahamas to host 2012 Carifta Swimming Championships By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter ONE of the leading boxing clubs in the Bahamas is get ting ready to stage one of the b iggest events on its calendar a nd honour one of the sports legends of yesteryear. Champion Amateur Boxing Club is scheduled to host the 16th edition of its Wellington "Sonny Boy" Rahming Silver Gloves Championships. T he event is expected to feature more than 50 bouts on consecutive Saturdays throughout the month of May at the Wulff Road Boxing Square. Geared towards placing a greater focus on the develop ment of local boxings rising stars, fighters will compete for several honours, including Most Improved Boxer, Most Outstanding Boxer, Best Fight of the Event, and the Wellington 'Sonny Boy' Rahming Trophy." Participating clubs will include the CABC, Carmichael, Bahamas Youth, Nassau Stadium, Pinewood, Inagua, Genesis and YMCA. There will also be an appearance by a guest boxing team out of the US on May 21. "Sonny Boy" Rahming was a very well-known local fight er during the 'golden years' of professional boxing. In the ring, he squared off with the likes of Yama Bahama, Gomeo Brennan and Boston Blackie. Following a career in the ring, he turned to training and mentoring generations of young boxers on the local scene and helped to hone the skills of some of the country's best fighters. Ray Minus Jr said Rahming was a special case because of the attention and focus he gave to underprivileged young men from around the local community. He said the event is one of the events Champion Amateur Boxing Club hosts to boost the youth development of boxing in the Bahamas. A former fighter and Com monwealth champion, Minus Jr started the boxing club in Nassau in 1993 as a way of giving back to the sport. Today, the club has more than 200 participants and its alumni list includes some of the best boxers in the Bahamas who have gone on to compete in the Olympic and Pan American Games and the Caribbean Champi onships. Boxing club to host 16th Sonny Boy Rahming Silver Gloves Golden girl Anthonique r eady for Penn Relays DOUBLE GOLD GLORY: Anthonique Strachan, 18, shows off her two gold medals and Austin Sealy Award that she won at the 40th annual Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica, over the weekend. A vision of peace for Nassau Villag in basketball tournament See page 3e


LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 2E, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS IN convincing fashion, Jonathon Taylor and Christian Cargill won theboys under-18 and U-16 singles titles respectively in the Royal Bank of Canada Clay Court Tournament at the Gym Tennis Club in Winton Meadows over the weekend. Taylor, a student of St Annes, defeated Jamal Hoyte of Queens College in the finals 6-1, 6-2, while Cargill, of St Andrews, beat Treajh Ferguson of Nassau Christian Academy 6-2, 6-0. Tournament director Stephen Thompson was pleased with the amount of players that took part in the tournament. He was excited about the introduction of the short court competition for the youngest competitors. Thompson thanked RBC for their 25 years of support of the event. In the short court girls division, Syndai Kerr def. Nova Night 10-7, 10-5 and in the boys short court boys Tobi Orabanno def. Burke Rawlinson 10-4, 10-0. In the girls 10, Sydney Clarke def. T-Shea Ferguson 6-2, 2-6, 10-8. The boys 10 saw Denali Nottage def. Jacobi Bain 7-5, 2-6, 10-3. In girls 12, Iesha Shepherd def. Gabriella Donaldson 6-1, 6-2 and the boys 12 saw Oneal Mortimer def. Daniel Wallace 6-3, 6-2. In the girls 14, Iesha Shepherd def. Dominique Mortier 6-3, 6-1. Michael Wallace def. Shannon Francis 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the boys 14. In the girls 16, Danielle Thompson def. Erin Strachan 6-0, 0-6, 6-2 and in the boys 16, Christian Cargill def. Treajh Ferguson 6-2, 6-0. Erin Strachan def. Danielle Thompson 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the girls 18. Jonathan Taylor def. Jamal Hoyte 6-1, 6-2 in the boys. Finally, in doubles action, the girls 14 saw Laron Daxon and Sydney Clarke def. Sacha and Gabriella Hussey 8-3. In boys 14 doubles, Daniel Wallace and Oneal Mortimer def. S Francis and Michael Wallace 8-7. In the girls 18 doubles, Danielle Thompson and Erin Strachan def. I Shepherd and D Donaldson 8-0 and Philip Major and Kevaughn Ferguson def. H Russell & Julio Valdez 82 in the boys. Young tennis aces in clay court tourney C HRISTIAN CARGILL ( file photo) won the boys U-16 singles title in the Royal Bank of Canada Clay Court Tournament over the weekend. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer WASHINGTON (AP Williams sprinted along the baseline to smack a cross-court backhand winner, then pumped a fist a familiar pose. And then she smiled. She didn't dare glare in the direction of her teenage opponents Thursday, students at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center. Yes, Williams did seem rather pleased to be on a tennis court, swinging her racket after months of various physical problems kept her away from her sport. On an adjacent court, her older sister Venus had a racket in hand, too, offering coaching tips and playing points against kids aged 7 to 17 during a 45-minute clinic to help celebrate the center's 10th anniversary. What neither Williams was willing to do Thursday is tell the world when they will return to the tour. They both were ranked No. 1, own a combined 20 Grand Slam singles titles 13 for Serena, sev en for Venus and are among the most dynamic and attention-grabbing players in tennis history. But Venus hasn't played since January because of a hip injury; Serena has been out since July after two foot operations, then blood clots in her lung. "I'm feeling better. Just starting training. I'm a little later than I suspected and hoped," said Serena, who resumed practicing a little more than two weeks ago. "But it's going steady. Slow and steady, I think, always works out when it's a race." Her last competitive match came when she won her fourth Wimbledon title last summer; she's missed the last two major championships. The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which starts May 22. "It's a great event, and we definitely want to be there," Venus said. "We just take it week by week, evaluating, and the good part is we both get better every week." Both sisters moved around the court without any visible hitches Thursday. Their connection to the center dates to before the $5.1 million facility was built, when former D.C. first lady Cora Masters Barry, the center's CEO, spoke to the Williams' mother about plans for the center. Their older sister, Isha Price, is a member of the center's board. "The center is so important, because for us, it brings us full circle, growing up in Compton, Calif. And coming back to here is similar, because we see young people who really are us," Venus said. "It's a great opportunity for us to just really stay grounded and continue to do what's important, which is to give back." Standing nearby as Serena ran kids through drills, Barry said: "It just shows, first of all, that Venus and Serena get who these kids are, as it relates to their beginnings and where they came from. And the kids know that they get the connection. The kids are pleased by it and inspired by it." Price recalled accompanying her sisters both under 10 years old at the time on a trip to a California country club for a clinic run by Hall of Fame tennis player Billie Jean King. "That was their example of how they could also help and effect kids, so any time they have an opportunity to do a clinic it's one thing to hit with spon sors, and people who raise money. ... You have to do the business side of it," Price said. "But this is what they're passionate about." Wearing stretch pants with a greenand-white tie-dyed effect, and a warmup jacket with the same color scheme, Ser ena played more real points than her sister did Thursday, stretching for volleys and racing forward and back. Venus, dressed all in black, spent more time passing along pointers, talking 1on-1 with students and giving advice. "She's not a yelling teacher," said 12year-old Kayla Williams, who lives within walking distance of the center. "She's, like, a quiet teacher and ... she actually shows you, instead of yelling at you and telling you." And as excited as she was about the chance to share a court with Venus, Kayla did register one, tiny complaint: "I actually thought we were going to play a match." She'll have to wait, along with every one else, for Venus' next match. Serena and Venus mum on when theyll r eturn VENUS WILLIAMS takes part in the 10th anniversary celebration of Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Washington. SERENA WILLIAMS hits a ball during the 10th anniversary celebration of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center. (AP Photos


LOCAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011, PAGE 3E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L B B A A N N K K E E R R S S L L E E A A G G U U E E R R E E S S U U L L T T S S THE Bankers Softball League continued its regular season action at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Wednesday. Fidelity Bank defeated CMC (a combination of banks) 10-7 as Rory Newbold got the win on the m ound over Adrian Smith. A lex Rolle went 2-for-3 w ith a home run, driving in four runs in the win. Arthur Hamilton was 1for-3 with a homer and three RBI in the loss. Action is slated to continue Saturday with the following games on tap: 10:30am FCIB vs RBC, Noon BOB vs Fidelity, 1:30pm BAF vs CITI. B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F F O O R R D D C C A A M M P P U U N N D D E E R R W W A A Y Y THE Mario Ford Baseball Programme is scheduled to begin 9am Saturday and continue to 11am a t Windsor Park. The programme is open to boys and girls between the ages of four and 15 years old. To register your child, contact Mario Ford at 5560993. B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L C C O O L L L L E E G G E E P P L L A A Y Y E E R R S S I I N N A A C C T T I I O O N N A number of Bahamian c ollege players were in a ction this week for their respective colleges and universities. Below is a capsule of their perfor mances: D D I I V V I I S S I I O O N N I I Ali Knowles center fielder went 1-for-4 as No.22 ranked Troy University (Sun Belt University Alabama-Birmingham in Conference USA play 4-3 Desmond Russell third baseman went 0for-3 and pitched one inning, giving up one hit with 2K and 1BB as Jackson State lost to Tulane University 9-1 Stephen Curtis second base went 0-for-3 as Jackson State lost to Tulane University 9-1 Etienne Farquharson went 0-for-2 with a RBI as North Carolina Central lost Davidson University 11-2 D D I I V V I I S S I I O O N N I I I I Chris Fox center field went 0-for-3 as Florida Tech lost to Tampa University 11-1 C C A A R R I I F F T T A A C C O O R R R R E E C C T T I I O O N N IT was incorrectly stated that James Audley Carey ran the first leg of the vic torious under-20 boys 4 x 400m relay team at the 40th Lime Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was actually Andre Wells. The Tribune apologises to both competitors for the mistake. sports inbrief By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter DESPITE the inclement weather, the 58th National Family Island Regatta swung into high gear in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour in Georgetown, Exuma, yesterday. Unofficial results from the Class B, the first to be completed, saw the New Susan Chase, skippered by Lauren Knowles of Mangrove Bush, Long Island, take the cannon for the initial victory. She was followed by the Lady Sonia, skippered by Buzzy Rolle of Exuma. Eleazor The Sailing Barber Johnsons Lady Nathalee, skippered by Marty Bullard, claimed third place. I t Aint Right, skippered by Don Knowles of Long Island, won the first Class C race. Interviewed at the time when the Class A boats were competing, Clyde Rolle, one of the organisers, said the races are all very competitive, but they had quite a bit of a challenge with the rain and the wind. In some cases, we had gusts up to 30-35 miles per hour, but we got those races in this morning, Rolle stated. Every race this morning, we had rain, e xcept this one. We havent had any rain, but the winds are blowing 18-80 right now. As the regatta got underway Wednesday, the boats competed in the Ocean races. In the Class C Commodore Emeritus Cup race, the Lady Eunice, skippered by Mark Knowles, emerged as the winner. The Sweet Island Gal, skippered by Marty Bullard, was second. The Whitty K, skippered by Stephen Knowles, came in third. Fourth went to the Termites, skipp ered by Nioshe Rolle. I n the Class B Governor Generals Cup, the Lady Sonia, skippered by Buzzy Rolle, claimed the victory. Ants Nest, skippered by Lee Armbrister, got second, the New Susan Chase, skippered by Lauren Knowles, was third and the Lady Nathalie, skippered by Buzzy Rolle, was fourth. And in the Class A for the Prime Ministers Cup, the Redstripe, skippered by Lundy Robinson, took the cannon. Earlies Ruperts Legend, skippered by David Knowles, came in second, while the Tida Wave, skippered by Brooks Miller, was third. T he New Courageous, skippered by E mmet Munroe, finished fourth. The regatta, being held in honour of legendary skipper King Eric Gibson, is all set to continue today and wrap up on Saturday. Despite wind and rain, Exuma regatta swings into high gear Unofficial Class B results: New Susan Chase wins IT ALL started with a vision of peace for Nassau Village and with the theme "Decrease the Violence & Let's Increase The Peace with King Emmanuel, The Prince of Peace." It is with this banner that the Church of Christ Highbury Park spent the Easter holiday on Nassau Village park in four days of minister ing through basketball. With six senior teams and five junior teams all ready to go, opening ceremonies were held on Thursday evening and five of the many pillars of the Nassau Village community were honoured. Among the honourees were Rudolph McCartney Moss, Ethel Woodside Brown, Lillian Fox, Alvilda Gertrude Nottage Cox and Gabriel Ferguson. After it was all said and done, it came down to the battle of the champions on Easter Monday. After going undefeated in the junior division, the D'S tanford New Breed proved to be no match for the "Sunlight Village Stars" who wasted no time jumping out to a 21-6 lead by the end of first quar-t er, never to look back. Mark Campbell, Wilben Scrathin and Johnley Noel combined or 43 points as they defeated the new Breeds 6723. The MVP was Mark Campbell for the Sunlight Village Stars. Young Dominic Rolle, Sylvisky Forbes and Douglas Armbrister combined for 17 points for the New Breeds. Also undefeated in tournament play was the DStanford New Breed men's team. This match up was against the Nassau Village Saints. From the start it was a shootout and, midway into the first quarter, it appeared as if the D'Stanford mens team was going to give a repeat performance of the juniors. But they managed to close a 15-point deficit within four by the end of the quarter. With both teams in foul trouble, Kenneth Pratt took his team on his back and scored 29 points before fouling out late in the fourth. Patrick Brice, with a sense of urgency, showed why he was named the most valuable player, and finished with 30 points. Dino Flowers added 18 and Romano King 10 to defeat the Nassau Village Saints 92 82 and be crowned champions of the fiveon-five tour nament. Both Jerome Neely and Trevon Miller combined for 27 points for the Saints. Winning the junior division free throw contest was Crossley Wilmore of Nassau Village Stars and runners-up was Sylvisky Forbes of D'Stanford New Breeds. The three-point shootout was won by Javon Miller of Nassau Village Saints, second by Antereu Davis of D'Stanford New Breed. Crowned slam dunk champion was Rashad Woodside of the D'Stanford New Breeds. In a brief interview, coach Davis thanked his players and the parents for allowing their children to participate in this classic and thanked the peo ple of Nassau Village for their efforts to bring unity to their community. Said spokesman for the board Theophilus Weir: Iw ould like to thank our God for granting us four beautiful days of sun and fair weather and for His Spirit of Peace that was at each session. I further appreciated the fact that a positive partnership between the church, community and invited guests has begun and all the hard work paid of," he said. "I would welcome more press coverage at such events as it should be highlighted when our youths participate in positive programmes. Spe cial thanks to Mr Randy Cun ningham, his referee team, all the teams, coaches and parents that attended our church service." A vision of peace for Nassau Village in basketball tourney CHURCH OF CHRIST Highbury Park spent Easter on Nassau Village park in four days of ministering through basketball.