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WILLIAMANDKATE SEAL ITWITHAKISS N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Police find $1.5m cannabis fields V olume: 107 No.130SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 W EATHER PARTLY SUNNY WITH T-STORM HIGH 87F LOW 75F COOKIES & CREAM McFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST L ATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM FREEINSIDETODAY: PUZZLES, GAMESAND LOADSOFFUNINYOUR KIDSSCOOP MAGAZINE CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE BAHAMASBIGGEST I N S I D E (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool KISS ME KATE: Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London,Friday April 29, 2011, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. MORE ON ROYAL WEDDING ON PAGES 2, 5 AND 20. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter THE discovery of six mari juana fields has resulted in the seizure of 15,000 plants with an estimated street value of $1.5 million, police revealed yesterday. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and US Drug Enforcement Agency discovered the fields a few miles east of the water tanks on east Grand Bahama on Wednesday morning. A makeshift tent was also found in the area but no arrests have been made. Police confirmed the seizure is the largest found on the island so far this year. Asst Supt Loretta Mackey, press liaison officer, described how DEU officers were on routine patrol in the eastern area at around 3pm on Wednesday when they spotted the marijuana fields some three miles into the pine for est. After conducting surveillance of the area, she said police on Friday uprooted 15,000 marijuana plants ranging from two to seven feet tall. According to Ms Mackey, the area is a hot spot for the illegal cultivation of marijuana. The officers would normally check the area because we had found marijuana fields in this area before, she explained. Officers also found a hose that was used to construct an irrigation system to water the plants. Obviously the persons who were here seem to be into this business because they had a tent. Inside we found food items and drinks which indicate that they would have been here watching over the fields, Ms Mackey said. We believe the drugs found here were being used locally and for export, she added. Police investigations continue. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 350-3107/8 PM AND WIFE KEEP ROYAL DATE By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter POLICE have confirmed they are investigating the case of missing fisherman Oral Deleveaux to see if the evidence matches the reported "accident" that led to his disappearance. However Superintendent Leon Bethel, head of the Central Detective Unit, remained tightlipped about the details of the investigation. Primary school teacher Jacqueline Deleveaux, 40, has sus picions about her husband's disappearance, and is pushing police for more information. But Supt Bethel said: "That matter is still under investigation, I can say that now. We have done some things that I cannot disclose right now some things that I cannot even disclose to her INQUIRY CONTINUESINTO CASE OF MISSING FISHERMAN B y CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter THE Department of Immigration has vowed to use May to improve its c ustomer service record. I mmigration Director Jack Thompson announced yesterday that the department will also spend the month t o be known as Immigration Awareness Month working to educate and inform the public of its policies and p rocedures, as well as the requirements f or accessing its various services. He said: We want to turn it up a P hoto by Vandyke Hepburn/BIS MARIJUANAFIELDS: Police seized 15,000 plants with a street value of $1.5 million IMMIGRATION DEPT SEEKS GREATER LINK WITH COMMUNITY S EE page 11 SEE page 11 OFF TO THE ABBEY: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham waves as he enters the vehicle taking him and Mrs Ingraham to Westminster Abbey. Below : : Delores Ingraham puts on her gloves on the way to the abbey. READYFORAWEDDING: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and his wife Delores are pictured leaving The Draycott Hotel, in Cadogan Gardens, London, on their way to Westminster Abbey to witness the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. The Bahamas Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Joan Lady Foulkes were also at the ceremony. n Photos: Peter Ramsay/BIS


LOCAL NEWS P AGE 2, SA TURDA Y APRIL 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter V ISITING Britons and Bahamian royalists cele brated the historic union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at a Royal Wedding Tea Party in a state room of Government House yesterday. More than 100 British visitors were seated, along with hon our ed guest s includ ing for mer go ve r nor general S ir A rth ur H ann a an d Dam e Marg ueri te Pind lin g wh o we re dre s se d for a wedding party and seated at tables to match. M OD E LS sp ort f as hion s from Col e' s of Nas sa u in Parl iam en t Stre et. f r o m B r i s t o l U n i v e r s i t y u n d e r t a k i n g a w o r k p l a c e m e n t a t P r i n c e s s M a r g a r e t Hospital, and said they were a l l t o o e xc i t e d t o s l e ep t h e nig ht b efo r e the w edd ing a nd woke up at 4am to see it live. "It has definitely re-ener gise d our pat riotic ten de nc ies t oda y. We f eel r eall y pro ud to be British," she said. "It is a bit of a shame we are not back home, as all of our friends are having street parties, so it is lovely to see a few pieces of bunting here in Nassau, and to be at this cel ebration." T h e f a i r y t a l e s t o r y o f 'Kate' Middleton's rise from th e m i d d le c l a ss t o a ri s to c r a c y captured the attention of an estimated two billion people a r o u n d t h e w o r l d w h o w a t ch e d a s s h e cr os s e d t h e threshold from commoner to royal in Westminster Abbey, a nd became t he Duches s of Cambridge w ith he r husband Prince William as Duke. B ri ti sh H on ora ry C on sul to t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m P et e r Y ou ng s a id h e an d h is wi fe V e r o n a w e r e u p a t 4 a m t o w a t c h t h e w e d d i n g l i v e o n te l e v is io n a n d c o m m e nt e d o n t h e e x t e n t o f c o v e r a g e b y A m e r i c a n m e d i a o r g a n i s a tions as a symbol of how the ne w g e ne r a ti o n o f ro y a ls h a v e universal appeal. T h e n e w g e n e r a t i o n o f r o y a l s a r e v e r y d o w n t o earth," he said. "I think the institution of t he m o n ar ch y wh i c h w e a l l revere is in very good hands for the future." F o r C a t h o l i c n u n S i s t e r A n ni e T ho mp so n, th e wed ding brought back memories o f t he 198 1 uni on o f P r ince W i l l i a m s p a r e n t s P r i n c e Charles a n d Di a na Spencer, at St Paul's Cathedral. Sister Annie was on vaca tion in London at the time of t he wedd in g and jo in ed t he crowds outside St Paul's and Bu cki ng ham Pa lac e to be a part of the event. She said: "When history is be i ng m a de th e re i s a l w a ys a n exciting feeling that you are there, present, and I feel that a g a i n t o d a y e v e n th o u g h I a m ju st w a tc hi n g i t o n t e l e v is io n T e a party guests w ere also treated to a fashion show put o n b y a lo ca l cl o t hi n g b o u t ique, and saw suits dress es and hats suitable for a royal o c c a s i o n m o d e l l e d a s t h e R o y a l B a h a m a s D e f e n c e Force band played. F o r m e r A t t o r n e y G en e r al Janet Bos twick hos ted the R o y a l We d d i n g T e a P a r t y w h i c h w as o r ga n i s ed b y t h e Bahama s M inistr y of Touris m s p e o p l e t o p e o p l e d e p a r t m e n t Bahamians and visitors celebrate royal wedding at R O Y AL WEDD ING TEA P AR T Y PETER Young greets Dame Marguerite Pindling. FORMER Governor General Sir Arthur Hanna greets former Attorney General Janet Bostwick. A s hu nd r ed s o f t h ou s an ds o f Br it o ns a nd vi s it o r s f r om around the world flocked to London to catch a glimpse of the royal couple yesterday, and celebrated at street parties across t h e U K th o s e v i si t i n g i n t he B a h a m a s sa i d t h e y w e r e s a d to m i ss out. But the event at Government House gave them an oppor tunity to share the experience of the historic occasion, as well a s the ir vie ws on t h e r oy al cou ple, the c eremony t h e f a shions, a n d t h e d re ss w h i l e w a t c h i n g h i g h l i g h t s o f t h e e v e n t o v e r t e a a n d cakes. "I loved the dress, it was beautiful," said Sarah ConvoySmith, 24, from Sussex, of the bride's dress of handmade lace designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Ms C on v oySmith is o ne of a gr oup of medical student s PETE R YOUNG ad dres s es th e room o f B ritis h vi si tors a nd Ba ha mia n guests at the Royal Wedding Tea Party in Government House yes terday.


By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter The Bahamas Constitution Party announced that it will be participating in the next general election. Describing itself as a social and fiscal conservative party the BCP issued a statement yesterday revealing that the party will be fielding 39 candidates in the upcoming elections. It said: We are planning to be ready to Govern on Day One having spend the past 1213 years in research, development and planning. The BCP was officially launched in 1999, making its first appearance in the 2002 elections. The Christian People Movement has also joined forces with the BCP adding both value numbers to our agenda and vision for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas said the statement. The partys main goals include constitutional reform, urban renewal and youth programmes, implementation of new immigration policies, improved education, economic diversification and crime reduction. The BCP plans to release their Mandate 2012Hope for Bahamaland during an upcoming summer convention along with planned public appearances, town meetings and mini rallies to raise awareness and support for the party. The BCP invites the public to view their Hope for Bahamaland plan at AS PART of the US Ambassador Nicole Avants ongoing effort to empower young women, the US Embassy in Nassau sponsored the participation of 25 female high school students from throughout New Providence in the annual regional Womens Empowerment Summit. Held on Wednesday at the Atlantis Resort under the theme, Embrace Your Powe r, the one-day series of work shops and events focused on five key areas for women professional development, personal and spiritual growth, financial empowerment, health and well ness, and leadership. This was the first time that the Bahamas has hosted theg lobal business and leadership networking conference, which brought together more than 400 women from throughout the Caribbean and the United States, including the Premier of Bermuda Paula Cox. Ambassador Avants keynote address during thes ummits power luncheon reinforced the United States continuing commitment to sup porting the empowerment and advancement of women throughout the region. I commend you for your initiative to reserve a day totally dedicated to women and in pro viding the necessary tools that are needed to fully realise our strengths, potential and the power that lies within," she told the group of female leaders. Ambassador Avant also referenced her personal mentor, First Lady Michelle Obama, who came from humble beginnings before becoming a lawyer and is now one of the worlds most influential women lead ers. First Lady Michelle Obamas story is proof that your b ackground does not determine your success in any way, Ambassador Avant said. It doesnt matter what family youre born into, how much money you have or dont have, or whom you know or dont know with hard work you can do great things. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011, PAGE 3 I vex because every time I can mark it, every time I go to rest my head on my pillow some idiot on a motorcycle passes my home. It's driving me crazy. If that ain't bad enough, a teenager downt he road must have just gotten a knocked off one he always up and down the street. Those bikes almost have me at the point of hitting a bottle of vodka. "I vex again because if I can tow the long line on Montagu in the traffic, why can't the next motorist? They always bringing them old bang up cars straight in front of me I want lick them bad but I could see it won't phase them. Then, to make matters worse, they blowing all kinda smoke in my face...well la de da. "I am also happy, am still employed, still breathing God's great air, moving every limb, eating, talking, have great family and friends. I just want to say that God is good all the time." Debbs, Chestnut Street "I am vex that people are still driving the wrong way on Prince Charles Drive causing motorists who have the right of way to pull on the side of the road and drive extra cautiously to avoid these renegades. "My people, it only takes a few extra minutes to take the detour onto Bernard Road and then onto Fox Hill Road if you are so desperate to get onto the dig up highway." Catch sense. "I am surprised and vex that persons can duck bail and evade the thousands of law enforcement officers, law abiding, honest church going citizens and families for years on this small island." Sophisticated "I am vex that after seeing again the horrible, huge man-made error and devastation wreaked on thousands of miles of Gulf and coastline, fish, birds, wildlife, to thousands of hardworking fishermen, in the world's most powerful nation and economy by the enor-mous man-made oil rig pollution last year and to now read that our little Bahamaland also has its own oil exploration companies is enlightening to say the least." Environmental Patriot "I am vex cause I saw a fella looking relieved coming out of the bushes across from the fish ramp and I hope he remembers to walk all the way down to the sea and wash his hands with soap before he comes back to sell fish." Going Vegetarian "I am baffled (an' vex of thousands of poor persons and their families by the financial institutions who advertise repossessed houses for sale during the Lenten Period." Christian Nation? "Vexation done yuck up when I see Wulff Road school children in uniform without any care or caution walking through running traffic like they do in third world ghetto areas and wish they have the opportunity to try it in Miami, New York or Toronto. Excellent excuse for Road Traffic to licence and inspect school children pedestrians if they want to emulate vehicle traffic." No Respect for Civilization I vex that with Cable Bahamas new HBO we cant see the new hyped show Games of Thrones until weeks after the US when everyone already talking about it online, showing previews and spoiling us poor Bahamian viewers. Late again. Why you happy? "I am happy I gets my street lights fixed in Montagu." Con stituent Are you vex? Send comments to WHY YOU VEX? BCP to take part in general election EMPOWERMENTEFFORT: US Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant, Deputy to the Governor General Janet Bostwick and Premier of Bermuda Paula Cox. US AMBASSADOR PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN WOMENS EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT


EDITOR, The Tribune. In reading the letter dated March 22, 2011 by a Rev Esther Dawkins Thompson, one really wonders how this good lady can fix her mouth to question the actions of this government in its efforts to ensure that the new Straw Market will be operated to reflect the true culture of the Bahamas in its straw industry. In the first place, this Rev Esther Thompson is self-contradictory when in one breath she claims that the government is keeping straw vendors in the dark with respect to decisionmaking for the operation of the new market while in another, admitting that the association had been invited to about two meetings by the government. Additionally, Rev Thompson should be ashamed of herself when, in the latter half of 2008, she, along with key members of the Straw Vendors Association, met on a regular basis each Monday with the then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Works to develop appropriate rules and policies to govern the operation of the new straw market. These meetings are all recorded on the files. But then, perhaps, Rev Thompson is a stranger to the truth as sometime in 2002 subsequent to the change in government, she, along with sev eral other members of the association, approached the then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Works to make certain demands. During the discussion, Rev Thompson accused the former Ingraham administration of causing the straw vendors to be on their backs subsequent to the mar ket fire in 2001. Indeed, it is also on record that she had alleged that it was Mr Ingraham to be blamed for the fire since the person who was eventually charged for the arson was alleged to have intended to have burned down the House of Assembly and its members at the time. While the straw vendors are to be commended for their maintaining the straw industry over the years, it seems that they are still living in the 20th century as they have clearly not appreciated the new direction that Bahamian straw work has taken since the marketing inter nationally of the Harl Taylor bags. What the straw vendors need to do is to capitalise on these new designs as others have and help to improve the standards of their products. Nowadays, Bahamian women are proud to show off these beautifully designed bags and if the vendors have not yet noticed, the preference is for these and not other imported fakes. As William Shakespeare once said, A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never fadea way ... . So too are the straw, shell, glass, wood and other craft products manufactured at a very high quality locally. Why then do we need our government to spend public funds to build a state-of-the-art straw market for the benefit of a few citizens to use it as a flea market to make a living? If such persons wish to sell flea market goods then they should rent or build their own shops in w hich to do so but certainly not be allowed to do so at public expense. The public should also know that the straw vendors had (and perhaps still have) a policy whereby stall holders can pass their stalls on to their children as an inherited birthright. This is something that this govern ment should look into chang ing because no other citizen has such a right whereby the gov ernment could grant them own ership of public facilities (including prime land charge! It is simply not right! If it is not too late, perhaps con sideration could be given to having the vendors purchase shares in the new straw market as in a cooperative business operation. Perhaps then the straw vendors would appreciate the need to properly main tain a market to the highest standards, and yes, be a little more grateful to the govern ment for helping them to be on their feet. A s a Bahamian citizen, I was more than disturbed when the former government administration had to undertake the cleaning of the straw market at one point. One has to wonder if the same level of nastiness will again be the order of the day in the new facility. We pray not. Also, prior to the market fire in2 001, the government had the most difficult task to collect $1.00 per day from most of the vendors, yet many of these same vendors (some of whom had three or more stalls) were renting these stalls for $300 per month. Not one vendor, how ever, thought to spend their funds on providing janitorial services for the restrooms which, as the world knew, were kept in a most deplorable con dition. Truth to tell, the fire in 2001 was really a blessing in disguise for cleaning Bay Street of such a mess. Rev Thompsons allegation of mistreatment of straw ven dors by this government is a figment of her imagination. It is just amazing that for five years these straw vendors had no complaint against the former administration despite the fact that nothing had materialised in terms of replacing the straw market. Today, they have much to say and not usually fair or complimentary about this gov ernment. Why? This govern ment should take note and recognise that no matter what it does for these good folks, they will always support the PLP. Therefore, they should have no compunction about doing what is right for the benefit of all deserving Bahamians, especially those who may show more gratitude for the many blessings bestowed upon them, regardless of political bias. Yes, Rev Thompson, this government must change the way the market was operated. In future, this beautiful facility cannot be just for the benefit of a few greedy and selfish persons but for any deserving person willing to uphold the rules, sell authentic Bahamian products of which Bahamians can be proud and keep the facility beautiful. And yes, the govern ment should begin to bring equity to the operation of the market by recalling those extra stalls held by a few persons and issuing same to deserving applicants. Such government actions are regarded as transparency and accountability which comprise the hallmark of this current government administra t ion. A s thinking Bahamians, we hope that in bringing trans parency and accountability to the operations of the straw mar ket, this government will firmly u sher in a new culture that will enable the Bahamas to take its rightful place in the global arena of the 21st century in which we now live. In so doing, rest assured that the straw vendors interests will be fairly repre-s ented. The Straw Vendors should also be aware that Bahamians are not in any way sympathetic to their complaints. Indeed, it is hoped that Bahamians will not be so incited to demonstrate against the vendors should they persist in their unreasonable complaints and demands. Rev Thompson and others of her ilk should realise that Bahamians said it loudly and clearly in 1992,1997 and again in 2007 that they had had enough of the dark ages of corruption under PLP adminis tration. This administration, led by the Rt Hon Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, has always put the best interests ofB ahamians first and will continue to do what is right for the majority of Bahamians. While to some he may display a stem and sometimes harsh personality, for those who know anything about him, he is a man of profound compassion and kind ness and above all, is driven in his desire to improve life for all Bahamians, particularly for those less fortunate in the Family Islands. One thing is for sure, he is not about getting rich at the publics expense nor of allowing his colleagues to do so. And, yes, Rev Thompson, you can expect fair play under the Ingraham administration even if it means redistributing those stalls one per person. Perhaps you and your friends will not be happy with such arrangements, but believe me, there will be many, many more who will be quite pleased. You would therefore be advised to rethink your position and together with your Association, seek to cooperate more closely with this government in helping to achieve its goals for improv ing the circumstances of all vendors. R SMITH Nassau, April 12, 2011. E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama W EBSITE updated daily at 2pm CAIRO In the relatively short time since Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February, Egypt has introduced major foreign policy changes that already are redrawing the region's diplomatic map, signaling Cairo's growing independence from Washington and raising tension with Israel and Gulf Arab states. In some ways, the shift is linked to changes inside post-Mubarak Egypt, such as allowing l ong-oppressed Islamic groups to operate freely, as well as sustained popular pressure on the country's military rulers to dismantle the legacy of the longtime ruler. The foreign policy shift is part of the change sweeping Egypt since an 18-day uprising led by youth groups forced out Mubarak on February 11 after 29 years in power and unleashed diverse and clashing political forces in this mainly Muslimn ation of more than 80 million people. Egypt has traditionally been at the heart of regional diplomacy, with a big say in key issues such as the Arab-Israeli peace process and relations with Iran. But the country has lost much of its regional clout under Mubarak because of its perceived close ties with Israel, longtime alliance with the United States, woeful economy and lack of freedom. Many in Egypt, for example, believe Mubarak's approach to relations with the United States was dictated in large part by his wish to ensure Washington's support for his son, Gamal, a banker-turned-politician, to succeed him over the opposition of the country's powerful military and large segments of the population. The magnitude of the foreign policy changes put forth by the generals who took over from Mubarak have turned upside down several constants of his approach to regional and interna tional issues. A surprise deal brokered by Egypt to end the rift between the two rival Palestinian factions the moderate, Western-backed Fatah and the militant Hamas showcases Egypt's new approach toward Islamist groups. The deal, announced Wednesday in Cairo following secret negotiations, provides for a unity government bringing together Fatah and Hamas, and holding parliamentary and presidential elections within a year. Egypt, which has eased its blockade of Gaza since Mubarak's ouster, had distrusted Hamas under the former Egyptian president, viewing the group as an extension of the threatp osed by opposition Islamic groups at home such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and bestorganized opposition group to Mubarak's rule. Both the United States, Israel and the European Union view Hamas as a terrorist organiza tion because of its role in sending dozens of sui cide bombers and thousands of rockets into the Jewish state and its commitment to the destruc tion of Israel. Reflecting its frustration with years of fruitless, U.S.-sponsored negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil el-Arabi has declared Cairo's support to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' plan to secure recognition for an independent Palestinian state in the U.N. General Assembly in September, a course of action vehemently opposed by Israel and the United States. Mubarak has long been suspected of paying too much heed to what Israel has to say about regional issues, an approach designed in large part to appease Washington, Israel's main backer. That ran against the deeply entrenched antiIsraeli sentiments many Egyptians harbour d espite the two nations' 1979 peace treaty. A poll conducted by the U.S.-based Pew Research Centre and released Monday showed that more than half of all Egyptians would like to see the 1979 treaty with Israel annulled and that only 36 per cent of Egyptians are in favour of maintaining the treaty. The poll was based on interviews with 1,000 Egyptians around the country between March 24 and April 7. E gypt has put out cautious diplomatic feelers to non-Arab Iran since Mubarak's ouster, something that has upset U.S.-backed, Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab states that have long depended on Cairo's support in their longtime rivalry with Shiite Iran. In late February, Egypt allowed two Iranian navy vessels to transit the Suez Canal en route to Syria in the first such trip in at least three decades. Israel viewed the move as a provocation. El-Arabi said this month it was important for Egypt to have normal relations with Iran, but there has been no concrete steps so far to upgrade diplomatic representation between the two to ambassadorial level. However, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has had to assure the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait repeatedly during a Gulf tour this week that any improvement in Egypt's relations with Iran would not be at the expense of the security of Gulf Arab states, which have long accused Tehran of meddling in their affairs. But Sharaf also has publicly recognized Iran as a regional and Islamic powerhouse and warned that legal proceedings against Mubarak were a purely domestic affair, an allusion to the widely reported dismay among some Gulf Arab leaders over Mubarak's arrest and his likely trial and possible imprisonment. Egypt's unpopular gas export agreement with Israel, a key component of the two countries' relations, has come under increasing scrutiny since Mubarak's departure and could even be annulled, dealing a seriousb low to the country's already cool ties with the Jewish state. Several Egyptian officials, including Mubarak's oil minister, have been detained over allegations that Israel was buying the gas at levels much lower than market prices. Mubarak himself was questioned for his part in the gas deal. A gas export terminal in Egypt's Sinai Penin sula near the Israeli border was blown up Wednesday by masked gunmen, disrupting supplies to the Jewish state and Jordan. Suspicion immediately fell on Sinai Bedouins frustrated by years of perceived government neglect or Muslim militants opposed to ties with Israel. (This article was written by Hamza Hendawi, chief of bureau in Cairo for The Associated Press ). An open letter to president of Straw Business Persons Society LETTERS l Egypt sees some shifts in foreign policy E E DITOR, The Tribune. Which restaurant is really four-five star? With the change in policy over foreign ownership I hope the Min istry of Tourism will contract an International Classification Consultancy to check and report independently for everyone which of our restaurants is one-star, two-star, three-star, four-star, fivestar. I say without too much trouble we might have three might be four restaurants that would qualify for the top classification. Most of our restaurants claim four-five-six star and charge fourfive-six star prices but thats all it is. You know the second they open they are Internationally known and famous! Now lets have our restaurants checked by an independent con sultancy and accept their adjudication with a further review in two-years. ABRAHAM MOSS Nassau, April 21, 2011. Independent consultancy should check which restaurants are really four-five star


By GREGORY KATZ and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press IT WA S THE qu e stio n of the ro ya l we dd in g, a nd Ka te Middleton didn't disappoint. The lac y wh ite Sar ah Burton d ress Mid d l e ton wo re to Wes tm ins ter Abbey on Fri day pro v ok ed s woo n s o f a dm irati o n a s s o o n a s s h e a l i g h t e d fr o m th e R o ll sRo y c e tr a n spo rt ing her t o her r endez -v ous with destiny. J e n n i e B o n d a l e a d i n g B r it is h m on arch y ex per t an d roy al we dd i n g co nsu ltant for The A sso cia ted P re ss, calle d the confection by the creative d i r e c t o r o f t h e A l e x a n d e r M c Q u e e n f a s h i o n h o u s e a "fairy tale." "It' s a dream, she said. I t is a be au tiful lace d soft loo k w hi c h i s e xt r e m e l y el eg a nt Sh e looked stunning." M onths of feverish specula tio n we r e re wa rd e d wit h a pie ce o f ro ya l ma gic : a stu nn i n g b ut e l e g an t g ow n w i t h l ow neckline, dramati c ve i l, and 8foot-long train. It was discreet in compari s on t o P r inces s Di ana's monum e n t a l 1 9 8 1 we d d in g d r e s s wi th its bo uffa nt slee ves an d seemingly never-ending train. Ka te 's g o wn wa s sl imfit tin g an d in tr ic at e ly wo r k ed wi th Mc Queen's t rademark nipped waist. A s h e r s o m e t h i n g b o r ro wed ," Mid d leto n wo re th e Cartier "Halo" tiara, supplied b y Q u e e n E li z a b e t h I I. T h e t i a r a w a s f i r s t pu r ch as ed by t he D u k e o f Y o r k l a t e r K i n g G e o r g e V I fo r h i s d u c h e s s who later became the Queen M ot he r E l i z abe th It w as gi v en to th e cu rr e n t q u e e n b y h e r mo t h e r o n t h e q u e e n s 1 8 t h birthday. T h e s o m e t h in g n e w i n M i d d l e t o n s e n s e m b l e w e r e di a m o nd e arr ings g i ven t o her by h er p ar en ts. The e ar rin gs by R o bin s o n P elh a m we re a s e t of s t yl i se d o ak l ea ve s w i t h a p e ar s h a pe d d i a m on d d r op a nd diam on d aco rn sus pe nd ed in the centre. B u t i t wa s t h e d r e s s t h a t stole the show. In a statement, the Palace g ave a n exhau st i ve des cr ip ti on o f t h e d r e s s f ro m t h e e x a c t number of tulle-swathed but to n s ru n n i n g d o wn th e b a c k (58) to the technique used to c r a f t t h e l a c e C a r r i c k mac ro ss, wh ic h orig in ate d in 1820s Ireland. W o r k e r s a t t h e R o y a l S c h o o l o f N e e d l e w o r k w h o created the lace, with its intri cate flower, thistle and sham r o c k m o t i f s w a s h e d t h e i r hands every thirty minutes to k eep t he l ace a nd thr eads pri s t i n e a n d t h e n e e d l e s w e r e renewed every three hours, to kee p th em sh arp an d c l e an," the statement said. "T he dr es s e pi t omi s es t i me l e ss British cr aftsm an ship b y dr awi ng t ogether t alente d and skill e d w o rkme n fro m a cross t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m t h e statement said. Bur ton call ed worki ng wi th M idd leton n ow th e D uch ess of C a mb ri dg e, th e ex per i en ce of a lifetime." "It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the A l e x a n d e r M c Q u e e n t e a m h a v e c r e a t e d a s t a t e m e n t q u o t e s B u r t o n a s s a y i n g "Catherine looked absolutely stunning today." T h e desi gn w hich hit the s w e et sp ot b etwee n e l e gan ce and nobility, modesty and vava-voom gl amour had fas hion insiders ecstatic. N o w t h a t t h e g o w n h a d be e n u nv e i l ed t o ne a r un i v e r s a l a cclaim, Bu rton 's d esign was a l m o s t c e r t a i n t o b e c o p ie d around the world. T h e r e s a b s o l u t e l y n o d oubt that K ate' s dres s w il l be a t r e n d s e t t e r s a i d R o b b Y o u n g a u t h o r o f P o w e r Dr e ss i n g: Fi r s t L ad i es W om en Politicians and Fashion. "It's slee k, un derstated f lattering t h o r o u g h l y m o d e r n a n d r oman ti c which ultimately, I t h in k i s p ro b a b ly w h at m o st brides today are looking for." The commission will likely c a t a p u l t t h e A l e x a n d e r M c Q u e e n b r a n d i n t o t h e s t r a t os p h e r e o f h ou s e ho l d f a s h i o n n a m e s l i k e C h a n e l a n d D io r a n d s e a l t h e r en ai ssance of a label whose future looked murky just over a year ago. The February, 2010 suicide of Al ex ander McQ ueen s hook th e ho u se to its fo un d atio ns, leavi ng many i ndust ry i nsider s wondering how a house built o n i ts f oun der 's expl osi ve br il l ia n ce co u ld p o ss ib ly s o ld ie r on without him. Rumours cir culated that its parent compa n y t he Gucci Group, was cont e m p l a t i n g s h u t t e r i n g t h e brand. But d oubts were put t o bed af t er B ur t on M c Qu ee n' s l ong t i m e r i g h t h a n d w o m a n sho w ed he r de but c ol l ect i on as creative director last Octobe r a tour de force of structured, n i p wais ted f rock s i n f ea t h ers b r a i d e d l e a t h e r a n d w h a t a p pe a re d to b e d elic at e bu tterfly wings. The Royal Wedding THE TRIBUNE SA TURDA Y APRIL 30, 201 1, P AGE 5 LONDON Associated Press PRINCE William and Kate Middleton got their first royal wedding present from the queen on Friday: the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Buckingham Palace said William is now His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, and that Miss Catherine Middleton is now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. There's more: The palace statement said William was also named the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Middleton took those titles when she said "I will," becoming Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus. Strathearn ties William and Middleton to Scotland, where the pair met and fell in love. Baron Carrickfergus is a little-used title which refers to one of the oldest towns in Northern Ireland. All three titles were bestowed by William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to mark the prince's marriage and were announced early Friday via Twitter, by email and on the royal wedding's official website. Because Middleton was not born royalty, she will not officially become Princess Catherine although the public may choose to call her that, or even "Princess Kate," in defiance of proto col. Royal watchers called the bestowal of the title Duke of Cambridge a personal mark of esteem from the queen. It refers to the history-steeped university town that is a symbol of British prestige. The dukedom's history stretches back to Medieval times and has for 300 years been associated with royalty. Jennie Bond, one of the UK's foremost experts on the monarchy and a royal wedding consultant for The Associated Press said there was a hint that William was going to get the title. "The queen went to visit Cambridge the day before yesterday so a lot of people thought that was how it was going to be," she said. Bond called the title "a personal gift from the queen, a mark of her esteem for her grandson." Barons, viscounts, earls, marquesses and dukes are all orders of British nobility, in ascending order of prestige. The titles can be creat ed and become extinct, for example when a duke or earl ascends to the throne or when he dies without leaving legitimate heirs. In 1706, George Augustus who subsequently became King George II was made the Duke of Cambridge. The dukedom ceased when he ascended to the throne in 1727, but was recreated in 1801. A l t h o u g h a v e n e r a b l e t i t l e i t d o e s n o t n e ce s s a r i l y h a v e t e r r i b l y p l e a s a n t h i s t o r y William and wife now duke, duchess of Cambridge Kate triumphs in fairytale' Sarah Burton dress KATE Middleton, left, accompanied by maid of honour Pippa Middleton as they arrive at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding in London Friday. (AP)


LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011, PAGE 11 ByGLADSTONE THURSTON Bahamas Information Services MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Larry Cartwright has come out in support of the new Fisheries Improvement Plan (FIP seeks to address internationalc oncerns about the spiny lobster industry. The Bahamas must devel op the means to better manage its commercial fisheries, said Mr Cartwright, the Member of Parliament for Long Island andt he Ragged Islands. The FIP provides an excellent opportunity for us to do this and do it in a way that will well serve all stakeholders in the Bahamas, inclusive of Bahamians with direct connec t ion to the industry. The FIP was discussed during a two-day stakeholder work shop which began Wednesday at the Bahamas National Trust headquarters. It was developed by and is b eing executed as a collaborative effort between the government and a broad spectrum of stakeholders. They included the World Wildlife Fund, the Bahamas National Trust, the Nature Conservancy, the Bahamas Reef Environment Education al Foundation, Friends of the Environment, consultants from academia, relevant agencies of the government, seafood processors, exporters and fishermen. The development of the FIP and its implementation represents a relatively new way of doing things in the Bahamas, but it is clearly the way that thing will increasingly have to be done, said Mr Cartwright. He spoke of the importance o f the FIP to the Ministry, the industry and to the Bahamas as a whole. Spiny lobsters have been the mainstay of the Bahamas com mercial fishing industry for more than 35 years, Mr Cartwright noted. However, the value of this sector is highly dependent on the demand for this product on international markets, the prices being paid in those mark ets, and the Bahamas ability to have easy access to those markets, he said. And, access to those markets depends, to a large degree, on the requirements set within those markets. These requirements may be set by national authorities, such as government agencies within those countries, or by the pri vate companies or organisations that buy lobster from the B ahamas, he said. The requirements can range from concerns about food safe ty, food quality, food packaging and labelling to the control of illegal unregulated and unre ported fishing, the welfare of fishers and the good management of the fishery from where the products are derived, he said. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is addressing, in various ways, all of these issues, Mr Cartwright told the workshop, Eco-labels of one type or a nother are becoming increasingly popular, the minister said. Consumers in many countries are looking to be assured that the products they are buying have been produced in an environmentally respon sible way, with due regard for the conservation of natural resources and the welfare of those involved at the primary production levels. Other organisations, particu larly in respect of seafood, attempt to encourage con sumers to choose particular items and to discourage them from choosing others. Progress has been made to position the Bahamas spiny lobster fishery for favourable consideration by the interna tional Marine Stewardship Council. While this certification is one of the demands being made b y some of the major buyers of lobster exported from the Bahamas, it is but one of the many demands that are being responded to, said Mr Cartwright. Minister Cartwright supports fisheries improvement plan ( BIS/ Photo Raymond A. Bethel) NEWPLAN: Pictured from left are Michael Brynen, Director of Marine Resources; Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director BNT; Minister Cartwright; and Adrian LaRoda, President Bahamas Fisheries Alliance. notch, to raise the bar and seek to develop a greater link between the department and the community. Under the theme Improved service through information sharing Mr Thompson said next month will be about promoting the correct way to obtain status, permits and indicate general immigration policies in the Bahamas. There are a number of persons who want to do things the right way and we want to improve our services through providing that information, said Mr Thompson. According to the director, over the past two years, the department has held seminars and workshops to strengthen the staffs customer service skills, however this year, they will concentrate more on public relations. The months events will commence with a church service at the Greater Bethel Cathedral, on Baillou Hill Road, and continue with seminars, ceremonies and exhibitions, culminating in a press conference and an Immigration Fun Day. Explaining that Exuma has become known as a hot spot for illegal immigrants, Mr Thompson said the department is planning a community meeting in George Town, Great Exuma, which will be a continuation of the departments tour of the islands initiative. People believe that all the issues are New Providence, and that is not so, said Mr Thompson. FROM page one IMMIGRATION DEPT SEEKS GREATER LINK WITH COMMUNITY (his wife "We've done extensive interviews and the matter is under intensive investigation." Supt Bethel said police were told Mr Deleveaux, a father-of-two, disappeared after "an accident" at sea. "We received information of a man being missing, with others going out to sea and being missing, and then we got a report of an accident at sea. We are investigating that accident to see if everything adds up if there is any truth to what has been reported. "We're looking at the cir cumstances and any physical evidence which may help us to come to a conclusion," Mr Bethel added. Mr Deleveaux, 42, disappeared on December 7, 2010. He and two other men left Nassau on December 4 for a fishing trip in the Exuma Cays. They were expected to return in about a week's time. Mrs Deleveaux was told the boat carrying the men stalled near Ragged Island. Rudder At some point the men dis covered the vessel's rudder was broken and attempted to repair it with a makeshift replacement. At some point this tool fell into the ocean and her hus band reportedly dived into the water to retrieve the item but never resurfaced, she was told. However, Mrs Deleveaux said she has heard conflicting stories about the circumstances around her husband's disappearance and suspects foul play may have been involved. The fact that she found her husband's goggles and fins onboard the vessel days after he went missing was particu larly troubling for her. She described Mr Deleveaux as a "fish in water" who has been fishing since the early 1990s. She is adamant that her husband would never free-dive without those items. Mrs Deleveaux says her grief has been compounded by the police's attitude towards her. She says she gets no information about his case and attempts for a meeting with the head of the CDU have been fruitless. Yesterday she said she was happy the police investigation is still open but wishes officers at the CDU would have contacted her or answered her questions earlier. FROM page one PROBE CONTINUESINTO CASE OF MISSING FISHERMAN


SPORTS TRIBUNE SPOR TS SA TURDA Y APRIL 30, 201 1, P AGE 17 They honored me basically for working with t he primary gir ls all these years," he noted. T h e w a y t h a t o u r p r o g r a m m e h a v e b e e n ex ce lli ng fo r the past ni ne y ea r s, m y gi rls h av e only lost five games. "In the l ast se ven y ea r s, w e hav en' t lo s t an y games, which I think it is a real accomplish ment to the girls and to the programme. So I am grateful for receiving the honour. We had a rea ll y go od fa n supp ort. I ha d a ll of the girls who I coached in the past in the tournament coming back from their different schools to support me," said Demeritte, eho had at least 30 players surrounding him. An ast ac i a Mou tl rie sa id h av i ng w a tc he d th e con tr i bution tha t D emritte ha s ma de ov er t he years, they only saw it fit to honor him and show their appreciation. "He a lway s bring in a good fan base and he also b r in g in a l arge squad of fema le play ers s he st ress ed. "He was well deser ving of the honor for what he has done for the game." Ha v in g do mi na te d the prim a ry sc ho ols d iv is ion f or s o long, Demer itt e s aid th e vi c t ory has just inspired him and his players, who are eagerly looking forward to repating as cham pions again next year. "We will be losing two girls to graduation, b ut I s ti ll hav e a ba s e pr o gr amm e f or ne xt year, so I 'm looking for w ard to t he m w inning again," he said. However, Demeritte felt he should not get all of the glory. He shared his accolade with Anthony Papa' Pinder, who has assisted him over the years. This yea r Pin der's d augh ter, Alana Pin der, joined the te am and Demeritte s ai d she wa s a welcome addition because of the talent that she possesses. "She control things on the floor," he said. Having spent a considerable time growing up r inning distance r ac es in t rac k and field, Demeritte was not known for his basketball skills, especially at his five-foot frame. B ut h e ha s ma de a r em ark ab le a c hi ev e me nt in his transition. "I've learnt from a lot of prominent people in b ask e tba l l li ke Pa tty J oh nso n an d Pa p a Pi nder," he said. "I've studied and watched a lot o f co ach es wi t h wh at t he y d o i n t h ei r pr o gra mm e an d I'v e i mpl em en te d it in to ou r p rogramme. "That is why we have that solid base pro gramme. But for next year, we will definitely need a lot more height and that is something tha t I' m a c tu al ly w ork in g o n w it h a fe w g irl s i n the school in grade five. Hopefully they can make an impact next year." W hil e he' s be en ha vi ng trem end ous s u cc e s s in basketball, Demeritte quietly pointed out t ha t T em ple Ch r is t ian has bee n ho ld in g it s own in track and field as well. Next month, the Suns intend to go to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture's Pri ma ry Sc ho ols Trac k a nd Fi el d Ch am pi onsh ips where they intend t o b e jus t as competitive as they were over the years. A h t h e N e w S u s a n C h a s e a n d t h e L a d y Nathalie. I n the Go verno r Gen eral' s Cup r ace, the L ad y S o ni a w on o ve r t he A nt s N es t s k ip p e r e d b y L ee A r m b r is t er T h e N ew S us an Chase wa s third a nd the Lady Natha lee, skipp ered by Buzz y Ro lle, was four th And in the C oc a-C ola C up in t he first C lass A s er ies race, the Red S tr ipe, s kip pered by L u ndy R ob inso n, surg ed ou t f ront of the p ac k o f 12 bo ats c o mpeti ng. T h e T i d a W a v e s k i p p e r e d b y B r o o k s M iller came in s ec ond fo llowed by the Running Tid e, skip pere d b y Rog er Fox. The Lad y M u riel ski ppe r e d by Stev e Smi th, wa s fou rth. T he Reds tr ipe als o took th e P rim e M inis t e r s C u p r a c e o n W e d n e s d a y E a r l i e s R u p e r t s L e g e n d s k i p p e r e d b y D a v i d Kn owles, got second and the Tid a Wave was t h i r d Roll e no ted th at w h ile they had go od c o nditions earli er in the day th ere wa s ligh t w ind as the y sai led the s e con d rac e of C lass A. The r es ult was not availabl e. Compet itio n in the r egatt a, which is ho nouring lege ndary Kin g E ric Gibson, wi ll w rap u p to day. FROM page 18 T emple Christian FROM page 19 Knowles Class B boats in action In the Governor General!s Cup race The New Susan Chase came in third. It Ain't Right wins the first race of the series.


SPORTS P AGE 18, SA TURDA Y APRIL 30, 201 1 TRIBUNE SPORTS VOLLEYBALL BSA BEACH TOURNEY THE Bahamas Scholastic Association will make history today when they will be the first school to host a beach volleyball tournament. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Betty Cole Park near the new Paradise Island bridge. A total of eleven teas have signed up to compete in the event that will cater to the boys' two-a-side, boys three-a-side and the girls three-a-side. SOFTBALL BGDSA HONOURS FOR JOHNSON AND SANDS TH E Ba ham as Go ver n men t Dep ar tmen tal S oft ball A ss oc ia tion will h old th e Va n J o hn so n a nd Der ek S an ds V ice Pr es iden ts "S po no r s Ap pr ec ia tion F un Day" tod ay a t th e Baillo u H ills S po rt ing C omp l e x Th e ev ent w ill be gin at 1 p. m. wit h an exh ibit ion game b efo r e the ho no ur s tak e plac e F o llow ing t he a war d s p res en tation s a s er ies of g ames will b e play ed Th e B GDSA w ill th en p ic k u p its ac tio n o n S un da y at 2 p m. w ith ano th er se ries of games on tap BASEBALL COLLEGIATE PLAYERS AT least two Bahamian collegiate players were in action this week for their respective college and university baseball teams in the United States. Division 1 Etienne Farquharson went 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI as North Carolina Central lost to Texas Southern 7-4. Division II Chris Fox, a center fielder, went 3-for-7 with one run scored as Florida Tech split a double header with Palm Beach Atlantic University. TRACK F I V E A U S T I N S E A L Y W I N N E R S SPRINTER Anthonique Strachan was the fifth Bahamian to win the prestigious Austin Sealy Award for the most outstanding athlete at the Lime Carifta Games and not the third, as reported earlier in The Tribune. The first winner of the award, presented in honor of the founder of the games, was Lavern Eve, who won an unprecedented gold in the discus, shot put and javelin in 1981. She was followed by sprinter Maryann Higgs, the first 100-200 double champion. Sprinters Pauline Davis-Thompson and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie duplicated Higgs' feat when they won the award before Strachan claimed her title this week. SPOR TS NOTES By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter T H E T e m p l e C h r i s t i a n S u ns ha ve cl in che d an ot he r basketball title. And this time, their coach Nekeno Demeritte, was hon oured for his contribution to the team. At th e a nn ua l Pa tri c ia Pa tt y J ohnson B asketball T ournament for gir ls, held r e cently at the Kendal Isaacs Gym n a s i um t h e S u n s s ho n e f o r t h e f ou r t h co n s ecu ti ve yea r as the primary champions. T h e y w o n o v e r t h e M t C a r m e l C a v a l i e rs i n t h e c h a m pio nshi p ga me a s Ch yn a C urry was named the most valu a b l e p l a y e r M t C a r m e l defeated Freedom Baptist in their playoffs, while Temple C hr i st i an wo n o ver Ca rl t on E. Francis. Tem pl e Ch ristia n al so ca rted off the junior girls title as th e y w o n o v e r S t Au g u sti n e 's Co ll ege, aven gin g th eir lo s s i n the B ahamas Ass ociation o f I n d e p e n d e n t S e c o n d a r y Sc ho ol s' c ha m pi on shi p ser ie s. A nt h on i q ue Y ou n g w a s t h e MVP winner. T e m p l e Ch r i s t i a n e a r n e d t he righ ts t o advance t o the fina l by be at ing th e HO N ash L i o n s a n d S t A u g u s t i n e s College advanced with a win over St. Anne's. A n d t h e C R W a l k e r K n i g h t s p r e v a i l e d a s t h e s e ni or gi rl s cham pi on s ove r the Junior All-Stars. Tomika Martin was the MVP. Th e to u rn a m e n t w a s w e l k l o r g a n i s e d I t w a s w e l l p u t together," said Demeritte, in givi ng cr edit to t he o rganize r s "We had ab ou t s i x pr i m a r y s c h o o l s t e a m s f i v e j u n i o r g i r l s a n d t w o s e n i o r girls." D e m e r i t t e s a i d h i s S u n s k n e w t h a t i f t h e y w e r e t o re p e a t a s c h a mp i o n s, t he y h a d to play extremely hard. M y g i r l s k n e w t h a t w e w e re t h e t op te a m i n t he to u rnament, bit there were a few thing s w e nee ded to brush up o n h e p o i n t e d o u t W e nee de d to pla y mo re def ense b u t w e w o r k e d o n s o m e offensive play s that we put in just for this tournament. "S o I kn e w t ha t we w er e the team to beat in the tour nament, so we just had to go o u t t h e r e a n d p l a y l i k e w e w ant ed t o wi n an ot h er ti t le and we did that." The win was more gratify in g b e c a u se it c a me ri g ht a f te r t h e r g a n i e r s h o n o r e d D e m e r i t t e f o r h i s c o m m i t m e nt an d de di ca t io n t o t he S u n s g i r l s b a s k e t b a l l p r o gramme. I f e l t i t w a s v e r y g o o d T e m p l e C h r i s t i a n S u n s clinch another title ONE half o f bot h the 19an d-under a n d men's champ i ons hip have been set in the Ba ptist S ports C oun ci l's 2 01 1 R e v. D r D av i d S Jo h n s o n Basketball Tournament. On T hu rs day ni ght at the Baillou Hills Spor ting Complex, Mt. Tabor pulled off a 3 2-29 win over T emple F ell o ws h ip t o c om p le t e a t wo game sweep of their best-ofthree semifinal playoffs. T h e y w i l l n o w a w a i t t h e w i n n er b e t we e n t h e A g ap e F u l l G o s p e l a n d G o l d e n Gates. On Thursday, Agape stunned Golden Gates 60-51 to force a third and deciding game today at 11 a.m. In t he me n 's ser ies, Hope C e nt e r n i p p ed Ev a ng e l is t i c C e n t e r 3 1 2 9 t o c o m p l e t e th ei r tw o -g a m e sw e e p o f th e ir semifinal series. T h e y w i l l n o w a w a i t t h e winner between Temple Fel lowship and Macedonia. On Thu rsd a y Te m pl e F e ll ow s hi p r o ut e d M a ce d on i a 48 2 7 t o even their series and force a th i r d a n d d e c i d i n g g a m e t o d a y at 1 p.m. A l s o t o d a y ga m e o n e o f t h e 1 5 a n d u n d e r c h a m p i o ns hip will g et und erway at 10 a.m. between Macedonia and Latter-Day Eagles. H e r e s a s u m m a r y o f Thursday's games: MT TABOR 32 TEMPLE FELLOWSHIP 29 Ale xan der Ro lle sc ored 1 2 a n d P e rr y B r o o k s a d d e d s e v e n t o help s ecur e t heir 19-an dunde r twogam e sw eep T re v o r S m i t h sc o r e d a g a m e high 13 and Gsbbie L a urent adde d ni ne in the lo s s. AGAPE FULL GOSPEL 60 GOLDEN GATES 51 Ken r ico L o ckha rt cann ed a g a m e h i g h 2 1 p o i n t s a n d D e l a n o F o r b es h a d n i n e i n their 1 9-a nd-unde r equ aliz er. C hristof f S tuart ha d 18 a nd D o mi ni q ue Bea dl e ch ip p ed in with seven in the loss. HOPE CENTER 31 EVA N GEL I ST IC CE NT E R 2 9 P an e ll Ke l ly s co r e d e i gh t and Allen Curry contributed s i x in co mp let in g t he m en' s t w o-game swe ep to advanc e t o t h e f i n a l T h e o S a n d s scored 11 and Tyrone Sands added nine in the loss. TEMPLE FELLOWSHIP 48 MACEDONIA 27 Ia n Pi nde r c am e up w i th 1 4 a nd G a bb i e L a u re n t a d de d 1 1 as th e de fe nd in g me n 's c ha mpions avoided getting swept. Di no Flo we rs h ad ni ne a nd Miguel Higgs added eight in the loss. TODAY'S SCHEDULE 1 0 a m L a t t e r D a y E a g l e s vs Macedonia (15). 11 a.m. Golden Gates vs Agape Full Gospel (19). 1 p m M a c e d o n i a v s Te mp l e F e l lowship (M). Mt Tabor sweeps Temp le Fel lo wship to advance to BSC championship SEE page 17 TI T L E W I NN E RS : C o a c h N e k e n o De m e r i tt e i s pi c t u r e d a t c e n te r wi th t wo o f h is T e m p l e Ch r i s ti a n S un s p l a y ers, including MVP winner Chyna Curry (at left). CHAMPIONS: Coach Nekeno Demeritte (left) and Temple Christian Academy's primary school principal Charmaine Porter (back) pose with members of the Suns' girls basketball team.


S A T U R D A Y A P R I L 3 0 2 0 1 1 T H E T R I B U N E S E C T I O N 1 9 INSIDE Suns clinch another title By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter S T E P H A N K n o w l e s c a n boa s t of bei ng a bac k t o bac k cha mp i on in t he Cla s s C at t h e 5 9 t h N a t i o n a l F a m i l y I s l a n d R e g a t t a a l b e i t i n another boat. K n o w l e s o n e o f t h e yo un ge s t co mp et i to r s s k ip p ere d the Wh itt y K to v ic to ry in t h e Exu ma M a rk et s Cup rac e ye s te r da y in picture s qu e E l i z a b e t h H a rb o u r i n G e o r g e t o w n E x u m a T h e w i n e n a bl e d th e W h it ty K t o w ra p u p t h e s e r i e s a f t e r p l a c i n g fourth in the Peace & Plenty C u p in t he s econd r ace and s e c o n d i n t h e D o r o t h y L Jo e s t M e m o r i a l Cu p i n t he first race. A t t h e e n d o f t h e s e r i e s Kn o w l e s a n d t he W h i t t y K h ad a cc um ula ted a to tal of 8 6 points to emerge as the over a ll c ham pio n o ve r th e fiel d of 31 boats. C l y d e R o l l e o n e o f t h e o r g anise r s at the reg atta, sa id h e w a s e x t r e m e l y p r o u d o f Knowles' accomplishment. "Apart from being one of the most beautiful boats, she i s al so on e of t he f ast est b oa ts in t h e f l e et s ai d R ol l e o f Knowles, who last year won t h e c h a m p i o n sh i p i n th e B e e r ly Legal, which is now being sailed by Justin Cartwright. "Th is is one o f the g uy s o ut o f m y j u n i o r p r o g ra m m e A n d the person who was second, al s o ca me o ut o f t h e ju n io r programme. So this is really passing down." R o l l e w a s r e f e r r i n g t o N i os he R o ll e th e o nl y f e ma l e s k i p p e r w h o p o w e r e d t h e Te r m it es t o sec o nd p la c e w i th 8 4 Th e T er mi te s wa s f o ur th in th e fi r st r a ce w on the sec ond and placed third in the third. S k i pp e r Bu zz y R o l le an d t h e Bu l l a R e g e n d e d u p i n third with 83. Bulla Reg got t h i r d i n t h e f i r s t r a c e w a s a e c o n d i n t h e s e c o n d a n d third in the third. It Ain't Right, who ended u p in fo u rt h p l a c e o v e ra l l w i t h 81, won the first race of the series. Don Knowles was the skipper. I n t h e Cl as s B s er i es t he L a d y S o n i a s k i p p e r e d b y B u z z y R ol le to ok the c an no n i n th e K e n D ar vi ll e Me m ori a l C u p. Sh e w as fol low e d by th e L on es o me D ov e, s k ip p er ed b y J e f f G a l e T h e R o w d y Bo y s P i n A h s k i p p e r e d gy Mark Knowles, got third and t he N ew Sus a n Chase, s kippe re d b y La u re n K n o w l e s, g o t fourth. S k i p p e r e d b y M a r t y B u l l a r d t h e L a d y i n R e d Lady Nathalee, was fifth. Rolle a nd th e L a dy Sonia i nc r eased t heir lead by winn i ng t h e s ec on d r a ce in t he s eries y est e r da y. She w as foll o w e d b y t h e L o n e s o m e Dove, the Rowdy Boys PinKnowles wins at 59th National Family Island Regatta SEE page 17 Class A Boats


INTERNA TIONAL NEWS P AGE 20, SA TURDA Y APRIL 30, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE The Royal Wedding LONDON Associated Press T I NA L A NNI N, a pr o f es s io na l l ip r ead er wh o was b or n deaf, caught the pr ivat e w h isp ers dur ing th e royal w e d d i n g that television microphones couldn't capture. L a n n i n w h o h a s w o rk e d f o r se v e n y e a rs a s a fo r e n si c l i p r e a d e r for polic e f o r c es and med ia ou t le ts with O'Malley C ommun ic ati ons, pi ck ed ou t c om men ts f r o m Princ e W ill iam his brid e a nd Quee n E liz abe th I I in a partial transc r i pt. Her a ss e s sme nt couldn't be verified. 10:20 A.M. Prince William: "Looking forward to it." To Harry, "shall we go in then? Prince Harry: "Sure, everyone has arrived." William (to Bishop): "Make sure everything's all right. It's beautiful the way it is." 10:25 A.M. William to lady in congregation: "You look very pretty, very pretty." 10:55 A.M. Michael Middleton to Kate Middleton as they left hotel: "You okay?" 11:00 A.M. Pippa Middleton to sister Kate: "You look amazing." Michael Middleton to Kate Middleton as they entered Westminster Abbey: "You okay?" Kate Middleton to her father: "Yeah." 11:05 A.M. Kate to Bishop before walking down the aisle: "Yes I suppose so ... I expect I'll be worn out today. Thank you." Harry to William: "Right, here she is now." William to Middleton at the altar: "You look lovely ...(unclear)... You look beautiful." William joking to Michael Middleton: "We're supposed to have just a small family affair." 12:00 A.M. Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip: "It was excellent." Prince Philip: "Yes?" 12:15 A.M. William to Kate Middleton: "All right?" Kate Middleton: "Yes." William: "Wish I was out." Kate Middleton: "I'm beginning to find (unclear)." William: "Yeah, all right." Hands bouquet to Kate after they climb aboard their carriage, "here you are." Kate Middleton: "Thank you." Kate Middleton: "Now, are you happy?" William: "Yes ... (unclear conversation) ... wave to everybody." Outside abbey Queen: "I wanted them to take the smaller carriage." Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: "It all went very well." Queen: "Very well." In wedding carriage William: "I don't think you should bow quite yet. I think you should just bow your head, okay?" Kate Middleton: "Okay." William: "I hope I remember ... It's mad, it's mad! Oh my goodness it ... really loudly here (unclear) these people are clapping." Kate Middleton: "Did they?" William: "I think so. I went out here the first (unclear)." In separate carriage Prince Charles: "Yeah it looked nice." Camilla: "Yes, but you have to know how to do it." In wedding carriage Kate Middleton to William: "You look happy." 1:30 P.M On Buckingham Palace balcony, Kate Middleton: "Oh wow." William: "All right? You'll be okay?" Kate Middleton: "Oh I'm fine, thank you." William: "Yeah! Yeah! There's a lot of people down here." To pageboys, "I know but look up there as well." To his bride: "Okay? Look at me, let's kiss, okay." William, shouting balcony: "Harry! Your go!" Kate Middleton: "What's next?" William: "They want more time I think." William shouting across balcony, possibly to Camilla: "You could have brought up (unclear) as well." Camilla: "Oh, very heavy." William: "Just do a bit of everything. Do you like the balloons (unclear) they go up in the air." Kate Middleton: "Look at these people." William: "I want to see the plane, I think I'm (unclear)." William to Harry: "Okay." William to pageboys: " stop them coming in here, to stop them coming in this side, I mean it's hard." William to Kate Middleton: "One more." The couple they kiss for a second time. "That's it, come on!" Lipr eader deciphers secret wedding whispers T H E te a m put th e fi nis hi ng to uc he s to t he ro ya l wed di ng c ak e, t ha t F io na Cai rns un se en an d her team made for Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace in central London, Friday April 29, 2011. I N T HIS i ma ge ta k en fro m vid eo from le ft, Bri tai n's Princ e Ph ili p, Brit ai n's P r i nc e Cha rle s a nd Ca mi lla Duc he ss of Cornwa ll s in g duri ng th e ceremony at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding. I N T HIS im ag e ta k en f rom v id eo Brit ai n' s Pri nc e Wi ll ia m, l eft pla c es t h e r i ng o n t he f in g e r o f h i s b ri d e K a te M i dd l e t on a s t he y s t a nd a t t he altar at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding. AP Photos