By KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comA bomb tip led to the discovery of an illegal firearm which was found by police on a boat traveling from Freeport to New Providence on Saturday, police said. According to Inspector Denzil Barr of the Mobile Division, police received a call early Saturday morning from a person who claimed that a bomb was on the Fiesta mailboat, which docked in New Providence shortly after 7 a.m. "As a result of that [police] decided to round up all of the relevant agencies, the bomb squad, our intelligence brach and all of the necessary units available for the arrival of the boat," Barr told The Nassau Guardian at the Prince George Dock on Saturday. "As a result of that, we took all of the necessary precautions, we evacuated all of the passengers to safe locations and we did a spot check of all of their items as well to make sure that everything was okay from that end. Then after that, we made a sweep of the boat with a bomb technician and a bomb dog. After that check nothing was found and the boat was declared safe." Barr said officers believe that the information resulted from a prank call. While no bomb was found, during the search police did find a revolver handgun, Barr added. He said police have someone in custody, who is being questioned in connection to the firearm. However, he added that investigations into the discovery are ongoing. More than 150 illegal firearms have been taken off the streets to date this year. Last year, 351 illegal firearms and 6,224 rounds of ammunition were seized Â„ an increase over the year before. 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NO. 407 www.thenassauguardian.comTHEFIRSTINNEWSSINCE1844 M BAHAMAS EDITION WEATHER SUMMARY MOSTLY SUNNY 74 89 HIGH LOW SPORTS C1ALL-STARS, UWI WINTITLES Christie asked to make Â‘boldÂ’ decisions By CANDIA DAMES Guardian News Editorcandia@nasguard.comThree prominent members of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are appealing to party leader Perry Christie to ensure that several PLP Members of Parliament do not receive nominations to run in the next general election, claiming the party might be guaranteed a loss with them on the ticket. Former parliamentarian George Smith, former PLP chairman Raynard Rigby, and Philip Galanis, who coordinated the partyÂs PLPsMOVETO BLOCK NOMINATIONS SHANE GIBSON VINCENT PEET OBIE WILCHCOMBE V. ALFRED GRAY Perry Christie: WellsÂ’ criticism just politicsBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comDespite former National Development Party (NDP) leader Renward WellsÂ recent criticism that Progressive Liberal Party leader Perry Christie is Âslow to actÂŽ, the former prime minister welcomed Wells into the PLP, chucking up his statements to mere ÂpoliticsÂŽ. Just over a week before announcing that the vast majority of the NDP executive team had aligned itself with the PLP, Wells waited on the leadership of the Democratic National Alliance to approve a statement in which he declared Christie Âslow to actÂŽ, according to a document obtained by The Nassau Guardian ÂItÂs all politics,ÂŽ Christie said. ÂI am welcoming Mr. Wells in my party and to be a full participant with the members who came in with him. I have an opportunity to show him what IÂm really PERRY CHRISTIE RENWARD WELLS MURDER SUSPECT APPREHENDEDBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comThe man police want for questioning in connection with the murder of Andrich Charles, who was gunned down on Friday morning, was apprehended by officers over the weekend. Central Detective Unit (CDU) detectives took 21year-old Devron Patterson into custody on Saturday, one day after they issued an all-points bulletin (APB) for him, police said. The suspect was arrested sometime around 3:12 p.m. on Saturday at his MasonÂs Addition residence. Charles, who was a resident of Joe Farrington Road, was found lying on the sidewalk at Gibbs Corner next Illegal firearm found on mailboat Police searched a number of items and vehicles exiting a mailboat this past Saturday morning, following the discovery of an illegal firearm on the boat. Photo: EDWARD RUSSELLIII SEE DETAILS IN NATIONAL REVIEW Â— L6 See Block on A2 See Christie on A2 See Suspect on A2 DNA COMES OUT WITH A BANG> See full story in todayÂs National Review INSIDE But will buzz translate at the ballot box?
Perry Christie: WellsÂ criticism just politics From A1 like. WeÂve never worked closely for him to see what IÂm really like and now he has the opportunity to judge me based on knowing me.ÂŽ Christie said he has been mischaracterized for years. ÂI think quite frankly people in public life have to make a decision. He made a decision in respect to Mr. Ingraham. He said he wouldnÂt join the PLP because of what he perceived me to be. I think he would have a different view of me now. ÂIn government for example thereÂs a Cabinet. The prime minister heads the Cabinet. Do you say I personally delayed all the decisions, or am I just symbolically representative of the entire government in areas where things could have happened faster? I mean do you blame me? No.ÂŽ Christie added that much of the work the Free National Movement (FNM) is boasting about now was put in place by his government. ÂAnd I wasnÂt dilatory in doing so,ÂŽ he said. Wells and nine other former NDP executives left the party on May 4. He labeled the move Âdestiny.ÂŽ However, just a week prior to that Wells and his colleagues were seemingly destined for another course. At the time, Wells was reportedly waiting for word from DNA leader Branville McCartney on whether he would approve a statement Wells had prepared announcing the NDP in its entirety was joining the DNA. The Nassau Guardian has learned that in a press release sent to the DNA on Saturday, April 23, labeled ÂNDP announces that it has joined the DNAÂŽ, which Wells had reportedly planned to release on April 26, he proclaimed that the amalgamation of the NDP and the DNA was necessary to Âfight against the now political dynasties.ÂŽ ÂThe country will not thrive (for) another five years under the insensitive and uncompassionate leadership of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, nor could it flourish with another five years under the slow-to-act leadership of a Perry Christie,ÂŽ Wells wrote. But Christie brushed WellsÂ comments off during an interview with The Nassau Guardian last week. He said now that Wells has joined the PLP, he will have the opportunity first hand to see whether Christie is too slow to act.Murder suspect apprehended From A1 to his Honda Accord at about 9 a.m. with gun shot injuries, police said. Emergency medical services personnel responded to the shooting but Charles died at the scene, according to police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings. He was murder victim number 45 for the year. Skippings said the man was shot to the upper body by two men Â„ one of whom was armed with a handgun. He was in the vehicle with a family member. That person was unharmed, Skippings said. Investigations into CharlesÂs death continues. Meantime, in other crime news police took another gun off the street over the weekend. The recovery was made around 11 p.m. on Saturday at Foxdale Sub-division. Officers of Operation Rapid Strike were on routine patrol on Mosquito Drive when they observed a male attending a party who was acting suspiciously, police said. ÂIt is reported that the male on seeing the officers fled,ÂŽ reported Skippings. ÂOfficers gave chase and observed the suspect dropping an object. However, the suspect was able to evade police. Officers conducted a search of the area where the suspect was observed dropping an object, and recovered a handgun and ammunition.ÂŽ Active police investigations continue, Skippings added. Police also arrested a 32year-old man for possession of suspected marijuana, Skippings said. Officers of the Mobile Division made the arrest shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday. ÂPreliminary reports indicate that the officers acting on information went to a property at Farrington Road, where they discovered a quantity of marijuana hidden beneath the soil,ÂŽ Skippings reported. Investigations are also continuing into that case. A2THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 National News GAS VOUCHER WINNERLOG ON... SIGN IN... LISTEN TO WIN... GAS MONEY Â GO TO: www.bahamaslocal.com Â LOCATE THE STAR 106.5 FM PAGE Â COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM: Â“ENTER THE COMPETITIONÂ” Â TODAYÂ’S KEYWORD:BASH Â WINNER ANNOUNCED ON STAR 106.5 FM AFTER 10 AM NEWS CONGRATULATIONS TO: MAY 13TH winner SHELLY HORTON PLPs move to block nominations From A1 campaign in 2007, wrote to Christie recently and suggested the party could not win at the polls if it runs Shane Gibson (Golden Gates); Vincent Peet (North Andros), Obie Wilchcombe (West End and Bimini) and V. Alfred Gray (MICAL). The party has not yet announced any candidates for those constituencies but there is a widely held view inside and outside the PLP that the incumbents will seek re-election. Smith, Rigby and Galanis also suggested to Christie that former Minister Leslie Miller, who has already been ratified by the National General Council of the PLP for Blue Hills, be removed from the ticket. ÂWe also hold the view that the candidacy of Anthony Moss and Picewell Forbes must be carefully reviewed based on the need to have competent and capable candidates, worthy of service in the Cabinet of The Bahamas,ÂŽ the men wrote. In the letter, dated May 5, 2011, the prominent PLPs also pointed to the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report, completed in 2007 after the partyÂs defeat at the polls. The researchers hired by the PLP concluded that the PLP faced four fundamental challenges: Expanding the party's base; cleansing the party's reputation; conveying former Prime Minister Perry Christie's leadership qualities and advancing a progressive social agenda. A majority of Bahamian voters surveyed by the internationally-renowned research group said they did not vote for the PLP because they perceived Christie to be a weak and indecisive leader. The researchers Â„ who reportedly surveyed more than 1,200 people Â„ also concluded that the PLP lost in part because of perceptions that its government was scandal-ridden. Smith, Rigby and Galanis said this ÂdisturbingÂŽ perception must be addressed and it must be evident in the candidates selected. ÂWe also hold the view that the party and its leadership must seek to restore the confidence that the people lost in the party,ÂŽ the authors of the letter added. Â...We are confident that the Bahamian people will see you as a different kind of leader if you act now to safeguard the interest of the party. ÂIn fact, the Bahamian people elected the PLP, under your leadership in 2002, because you took a principled position and publicly declared that you preferred to lose doing what was right rather than to win doing what was wrong. ÂIt is our view that this same approach must be employed by you during the upcoming election so that the Bahamian people can be convinced that your leadership will be transforming.ÂŽ Most of the MPs named in the letter have all come under fire at some point in various controversies that have ensnared the party. Gibson resigned from ChristieÂs Cabinet in early 2007 after The Tribune newspaper printed photographs of him in an intimate embrace with the late actress Anna Nicole Smith. He was accused by the Free National Movement (FNM) of fast-tracking the residency application of Smith, who had become a close family friend. However, Gibson was still nominated for the 2007 election and was re-elected. However, the Greenberg report pointed to the Anna Nicole controversy as one of the reasons for the PLPÂs defeat in 2007. Around the same time as that debacle was grabbing headlines, another minister was embroiled in what some termed a significant scandal. Peet Â„ who was once a young minister in the Cabinet of the late former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling Â„ faced a whirlwind of controversy after information came to light that his driver stole a substantial sum of money from his bedroom closet. At the time of the theft, he was minister of labor and immigration in the Christie Cabinet. Peet sued Hubert Ingraham as leader of the FNM for comments he made at several rallies over the money-in-thecloset incident. However, there is no evidence the lawsuit went anywhere. More recently, Wilchcombe was questioned by police in connection with the alleged attempted extortion of American actor John Travolta. The MP was never charged with a crime and was one of the witnesses in the case against his friend and business partner, attorney Pleasant Bridgewater, who at the time was a PLP senator. Many observers believe the incident hurt WilchcombeÂs chances of becoming deputy leader of the party. Many observers inside and outside the PLP also believe he could never make a successful bid at the leadership. Prior to the Travolta matter, Wilchcombe had been widely viewed as a likely successor to Christie. The alleged plot was reportedly hatched in January 2009, not long after TravoltaÂs teenage son died on Grand Bahama. In October that year, Forbes, the South Andros MP, declared while on stage at a PLP convention that Bridgewater was a free woman. But the jury in the case was still deliberating. Senior Justice Anita Allen (now Court of Appeal president) declared a mistrial in the case. In an unrelated matter, Gray threatened to sue The Tribun e and the Punch over certain allegations relating to his alleged conduct. These matters have long faded from the headlines, but Smith, Rigby and Galanis believe they could come back to haunt the PLP during the approaching campaign season. ÂWEAK AND INDECISIVEÂŽ In the run-up to the 2007 general election, the FNM, using a string of alleged scandals in the then-governing party to bolster its case, pointed to Christie's perceived "weak and indecisive" leadership style. The three authors of the letter to Christie believe this perception has not gone away. They wrote: ÂWe also cannot lose sight of the fact that there is a growing perception that you are indecisive. ÂThis is a perception that the FNM will attempt to use as their advantage. We have already seen signs of their use over the past few weeks. ÂFaced with this reality, it is our considered view that to defeat the impact of the FNMÂs characterizations of your style of leadership, bold decisions must be made about the partyÂs ticket in the next election. ÂThis will allow you to speak to the intellectual and moral depth of the team and to demonstrate to the public that those who have (and continue to have) a negative perception were dropped from the ticket, a bold decision that you made as leader. ÂTo show your strength as leader, you must act with boldness and the public will see that you understood what our defeat in 2007 was about.ÂŽ Explaining why they believe the Miller nomination should be withdrawn, Smith, Rigby and Galanis pointed to the recent controversy in which Miller found himself when the Department of Customs initially refused to release one of his containers. Customs Comptroller Glenn Gomez had said documentation needed to clear the container was incorrect and he also claimed that Miller, a prominent businessman, owed the department a substantial sum of money. Miller told The Nassau Guardian at the time that there were errors with the invoices. The container was eventually released after payment was made. He also strongly denied he owed a substantial amount in duties. Still, the authors of the letter believe this situation could reflect poorly on the party in the campaign. Referring to Miller, Gibson, Peet, Wilchcombe and Gray, the three prominent PLPs wrote to Christie: ÂWe also fully appreciate the fact that these men served in your Cabinet. ÂThis makes the decision more important as it is likely that upon the partyÂs return to the government, you are more likely than not to extend to them similar postings.ÂŽ They added, ÂIt is our considered view that the cloudand perception that encircle them are too much for the party to address during an intense and fiercely divided campaign. ÂAs you know, the good of one man should never overshadow the good of the thousands of supporters who expect us to do all in our power to secure the partyÂs victory. ÂThis must be our sacred approach to the selection and identification of our standard bearers in this election cycle.ÂŽ Referring to Moss and Forbes, the letter writers said, ÂWe have been led to understand that these men have lost considerable influence and ground in their respective constituencies and the party must ensure that their presence on the ticket will not lead to defeats in these areas. ÂExuma and South Andros are valuable to the party in forming the next government and therefore all efforts must be employed to ensure that our base is galvanized behind these incumbents, otherwise the party must begin the search for new ÂwinningÂ candidates.ÂŽ The party has already ratified the candidacy of attorney Arnold Forbes for Mount Moriah, but Smith, Rigby and Galanis also advised Christie that this decision ought to be reviewed. PICEWELLFORBES LESLIEMILLER Sargeant Chrislyn Skippings tries to console the friends and relatives of Andrich Charles, who was shot dead through Gibbs Corner on Friday morning. Police have apprehended the prime suspect in the shooting. Photo: TONY GRANT Jr.
By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL FN Senior Reporterkrystal@nasguard.comFREEPORT, Grand Bahama A section of the Department of Social Services will relocate to another space in the National Insurance Board complex today, according to the Minister of State for Social Services Loretta ButlerTurner. Butler-Turner made the announcement during a press conference on Friday in Nassau, noting that the move should alleviate some of the problem of overcrowding that the Freeport office presently experiences. The lack of adequate space has been one of the main concerns put forth by the employees of that department for some time now, and came to the forefront once again on May 3, when approximately 15 of the 35 staff members took industrial action, calling in sick in an attempt to draw attention to concerns they have about their working conditions. At the time, Shop Steward for the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) Julita Ingraham said the issue is most apparent to members of the public, as anyone visiting the National Insurance Board complex on a given day can see the hordes of persons By CLEOPATRA MURPHY The Freeport Newscleopatra@nasguard.comFREEPORT, Grand Bahama A full house of Free National Movement (FNM) supporters gathered at the partyÂ’s headquarters on Saturday night as the FNMÂ’s northern council welcomed former Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM) leader Cassius Stuart and his team to the party. Stuart, who last month disbanded the BDM and joined the FNM, was greeted with much applause and told supporters that the country stands on the precipice of history with the merging of the two parties. Â“Today Grand Bahama, we merge the northern council of the BDM with the northern council of the FNM. We renew our resolve with this unified movement and we will fight even harder to make sure that the lives of every Bahamian is enriched, especially those in our less fortunate islands, which includes you here in Grand Bahama,Â” he said. Stuart noted that he brought a message that the party must improve the lives of Bahamians and change The Bahamas for the better. Â“This message that has been embraced by the leadership of this organization is a clear sign that the FNM is ready and willing to accept, embrace and implement the change that will not only make this organization stronger, but will transform our country from Inagua to Bimini and throughout The Bahamas,Â” he said. Stuart said that the country is at a critical point in its political history and there is no time to turn back. Â“There is no time to turn to the left, there is no time to turn to the right. There is no time to turn yellow and there is definitely no time to turn green,Â” he said. Stuart noted that Grand Bahama has been experiencing economic woes for the past eight years and many have lost faith in government, but assured Grand Bahama will rise again. He noted that over the next five years the focus will be on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening tourism. Â“Grand Bahama, over the Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA3 National News Travelocity names Bahamas a top family destinationBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comThe Bahamas has been named as one of the summerÂ’s top ten family destinations by international travel website Travelocity. The Bahamas ranked sixth ahead of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Kona (one of the Hawaiian islands), the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Dominican Republic. Travelocity.com is one of the largest travel websites in the world. According to the Travelocity report, Â“booking data finds families heading to theme parks and beaches this summer.Â” Â“With Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer fast approaching, Travelocity travel experts dug into the websiteÂ’s summer booking data to discover where families will take their summer vacations in 2011. Overwhelmingly, families will travel to beach destinations in the U.S. and the Caribbean,Â” said the report. Orlando was chosen as the number one destination. Cancun, Mexico; Honolulu, Hawaii; Maui; and Kauai, Hawaii nabbed the top spots behind Orlando. The Travelocity report revealed that proximity to the U.S. and lowcost tickets have much to do with the countryÂ’s ranking. Â“Cheap flights to Nassau make getting to The Bahamas both easy and affordable. Though not technically part of the Caribbean, expect the same beautiful white sand beaches, hotels in every price range and flowing rum punch,Â” the report said. It also noted that the average daily rate for Bahamas hotels is $235. The ranking comes just weeks after Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace noted that spring visitor arrivals for The Bahamas will surpass those recorded in the same period last year. Â“WeÂ’re up year over year, but weÂ’re nowhere near where we want to be,Â” he told The Guardian during an interview several weeks ago. Â“But we see some very good growth in April, May and June already. Â“So we believe we are going to get back to some degree of normalcy.Â” He said a series of meetings were recently held with Baha Mar and Atlantis officials to ensure new flights from South America on Copa Airlines arrive booked. ItÂ’s important, said Vanderpool-Wallace, to make the route a successful one from the onset, given the South American and Central American markets could pose real opportunities for the country in growing overall arrival numbers. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced earlier this year that total visitor arrivals in 2010 rose by 13 percent to 5.2 million. The highvalue-added air component Â— which accounted for 25 percent of the total Â— registered a modest rise of 3.4 percent to 1.3 million, he said, while sea arrivals Â— 75 percent of total visitors Â— rose by a robust 16.5 percent to a level of 4 million. That was aided by a combination of increased port calls from major cruise lines and higher capacity ships. The Travelocity.com website. File photoFour stabbed during weekendBy KRYSTEL ROLLE Guardian Staff Reporterkrystel@nasguard.comTwo men and two women were victims of three separate stabbing incidents, which landed them all in the hospital over the weekend, police reported yesterday. The first incident took place around 7:00 p.m. on Friday. ÂInitial reports indicate that two females, ages 22 and 17 years, while on a bus at Bethel Avenue got into an altercation which resulted in both females being stabbed multiple times to the body,ÂŽ police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings reported yesterday. ÂThe females were taken to hospital by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel where they are detained in stable condition.ÂŽ The second incident involved a robbery and a stabbing. Police say the reported incident took place on Saturday around 4:23 p.m. According to reports, a 19-yearold male was at Malcolm Road when he was approached by two dark males who robbed him of several phone cards and subsequently stabbed him multiple times to the body, Skippings said. Police said the victim was taken to hospital by an ambulance where he is detained in stable condition. ÂPolice are investigating and appealing to members of the public who may have information regarding this incident or any other incident to contact police at 911, 322-3333, East Street South Police Station at 3924333/4 or Crime Stoppers at 328TIPS,ÂŽ Skippings said. The latest incident took place yesterday around 3 a.m. near the tennis center in the back of the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium, police said. Preliminary reports indicate that the victim, a 29-year-old man, was attending a function at the tennis center when he got into an altercation with another man and was subsequently stabbed to the back with an unknown object. Skippings said the victim was taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged. Police are said to be following significant leads into the matter. Police investigations into all three incidents are continuing. Anyone with any information is asked to call the police. 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A4THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 National News FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Hundreds of persons received compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFCs) free of charge on Saturday, as the government continues to implement its Energy Efficiency Program throughout the country. The distribution exercise was conducted at the Foster Pestaina Centre beginning at 10 a.m. Residents whose electricity consumption is on average less than 600 kilowatt hours per month, equating to bills of approximately $200 or less, were able to exchange their regular incandescent bulbs for up to 10 CFLs, which last between 3-5 years and uses about 75 percent less current than the incandescent ones. The energy efficency program is funded by a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank through its Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative. On Saturday, residents appeared appreciative of the opportunity. One such person was Leslie Woodside. ÂI think itÂs great. ItÂs a very good initiative to help persons cut down on their electricity bills. I wish that eventually this will come into effect for the entire community because these (incandescent) bulbs are being phased out,ÂŽ he said. ÂI think the government taking the initiative to sensitize the community to this is a very good thing and we appreciate it very much.ÂŽ Another resident, Mike Stafford, said he understands the incandescent bulbs will no longer be manufactured in the United States at the end of this year. He said he believes the effort by the government was a positive one as many persons may not have switched their bulbs otherwise. ÂTheyÂre expensive so people wouldnÂt. I think itÂs a good program. I wonder why theyÂre only giving them to people who use less than 600 watts, but then again maybe the people that have the higher usage arenÂt really into energy efficiency like turning their water heater down and turning lights off and maybe theyÂre in a higher income bracket so they can afford to buy more expensive bulbs.ÂŽ Jason Robinson said the program highlights the need to conserve energy. ÂI bought some before but I didnÂt realize how expensive they were and I was glad when they came up with this because now I can change everything. IÂm looking forward to haveing a bill thatÂs a lot lower. I was told that it pushes less heat and it lasts a lot longer so IÂm more than happy.ÂŽ Robinson said he has also implemented another energy saving practice in his home. ÂTurning down the water heater is something I found out about a couple of months ago and even that showed a little difference in the bill so I will conserve more.ÂŽ Dave Willard said he too had changed some of the bulbs in his home to CFCs already. ÂBut I still had a lot more to change so this is an opportunity to change more. I think itÂs a very good initiative and theyÂre doing the same in the US and in Canada Â„ all the places are giving free bulbs so it seems to be universal.ÂŽ During a brief opening ceremony held on Saturday morning, Administrator Angela Pratt-Rolle said residents should take advantage of the opportunity being offered to them. ÂWe all realize that these are hard times. Light bills, they come and they are just so high. These bulbs I am told will help our bills go down. By next month, I promise you, they tell me that you should be seeing at least a $5 decrease. So by the end of the year we are all going to be one happy people here in Grand Bahama because you know we have problems paying our bills.... So when we get anything honestly that can help us to save a dollar, we are grateful,ÂŽ she said. Minister of Housing Kenneth Russell, in his address during the distribution exercise, pointed out that the program was just one phase of the governmentÂs move toward achieving greater energy efficiency in The Bahamas. ÂThe government is also looking at the possibility of making it possible for persons to change their water heaters from the conventional electric heater to the solar water heater and that is being tested right now. In a couple of months we will have the results of that test (to determine) whether the government will make it mandatory or the government will just recommend it that people use the solar water heater,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe believe that once we bring in all these things... we then will see a drastic reduction in the electric bill. The government is also looking at wind energy and tidal energy also... so that you dont have to use as much fossil fuels. Because if you look at your bill, more than half of your bill is fuel surcharge. So weÂre trying to reduce that fuel surcharge to the absolute minimum so that people will only have to pay for the electricity that they use.ÂŽHundreds get free compact fluorescent lightbulbsBy K. NANCOO-RUSSELL FN Senior Reporterkrystal@nasguard.com EASTERN COMMUNITYFESTIVALThe Eastern Community Association, in partnership with the Eastern Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, celebrated their 7th Annual Eastern Community Association Fun Fantastic Festival this past Saturday at the Elizabeth Estates Police Station and Post Office grounds. The event played host to a number of members within the eastern community, as well as politicians from various constituencies within the eastern part of the island. Attendees were able to enjoy a number of Bahamian delicacies and watch as Her Majesty's Prison Marching Band performed. Pictured are scenes from the event. Photos:Edward Russell III
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CANDIA DAMES News Editor BUENA WRIGHT Advertising Manager ÂBe at Peace with all Mankind, but at War with their vices.ÂŽThe power of public givingAfew weeks ago a donor gave Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) $500,000 worth of equipment. The donor wished to remain anonymous, but the hospital was allowed to tell the story of why he gave, what he gave and what the donation will do for thousands of Bahamians. Five new dialysis machines, a portable ECG (Electrocardiograph) machine and a new patient tracking system are some of the 32 items purchased as a part of the donation to the hospital. PMH said the donation was made by a man who, one day last November, picked up his deceased wifeÂs diary and read about how well she was treated at PMH before she died of a terminal illness five years ago. Dr. Rickey Davis, an Accident and Emergency Department physician, said her husband read the diary last year and he felt compelled to give to the hospital that did so much for his wife. While the donor wished to remain anonymous, it was revealed that the man is an expatriate who lived in The Bahamas for more than 45 years. PMH is a government run facility. Many think that the government is solely mandated to do everything at the hospital. Fortunately, PMHÂs donor did not share this misguided view. The government is limited in its capacity. It has to offer assistance in many spheres of social live Â… in fact, we think it involves itself in too many areas. It can only provide so much to the hospital and to the public health care system. Such targeted donations, providing critical equipment, by citizens and members of the community help provide what the state cannot. The anonymous donor exemplified how individuals should help improve the democracies they live in. The key was not the figure he gave. It was that he saw a need and provided what he could to purchase equipment that will help save lives. He did not just complain that the government had not provided it. Though the man did not come forward personally, his gift was still public. He let be known what he gave and why. Public giving, simply put, inspires more public giving. And more Bahamians should be willing to inform the country of what they give and why. 0These stories of faithfulness and commitment to others renew the bonds of community. They also demonstrate that compassion and meaningful concern can be demonstrated everyday by all of us. And donating does not always have to include money. We can give our time; we can give our advice; and we can give our influence. Doing it publicly sets into the community the virus of giving. We must not always look to the government for every solution. We must hold it accountable and keep it focused on the proper disbursement of our tax dollars, but we must not expect it to do everything. As that visitor to our country gave publicly, improving the national health care system, so can so many of us fortunate to be citizens of this country.Ode to Jackson Logan Burnside Dear Editor, Friend, counsellor, quiet or just joyfully noisy; Wanting the best for you at all times Even if he had to put his hand into his own pocket; The biggest of the big brothers as long as I could remember; MasonÂs Addition and Fort FincastlesÂ ultimate warrior; A life soaked with mercy, exuding a grace that could only be measured by the Master he served; Husband, father, brother, uncle, confidant and dearly beloved son; Unyielding spokesman for all that was, is and could be Bahamian; We will miss you in ways that causes us to remember The brightness of the days that seemed to accompany you Wherever and whenever you showed up; A warrior among warriors has gone home; Unashamedly we pick up his shield and sword ...continuing the battle. Yours, etc., EDWARD HUTCHESON The Renaissance ManDear Editor, Jackson Burnside was a Renaissance Man. His intellectual curiosity, commitment to and love of country, view of his place in the universe and his courage came from his parents, the late Dr. Jackson Burnside (the first black Bahamian dentist) and Mrs. Gertrude Burnside (the first black Bahamian and the first Bahamian female pharmacist). Although an architect by profession, Jackson was, among other things, an artist, musician, businessman and talk show host. Indubitably, history will herald him as one of The BahamasÂ leading architects. His contributions to the development of the Bahamas Architects Board and his work on the preservation and development of Bahamian architecture were guided by his love of country and his deep-seated belief in community development. He also brought his commitment to community development to the One Family Junkanoo Group (of which he was a co-founder). Doongalik Studios stands as a testament to his belief in art as an economically viable profession. Doongalik was used to morally, ethically, socially, culturally and economically encourage and support Bahamian (and Caribbean) artists. Others have extensively rehearsed his contributions to cultural and community development, including through Junkanoo. Jackson was also a warm, loving and enthusiastic husband, father, son, brother, family man and friend. In all of these capacities, he gave one hundred percent. There are many untold stories of people whom he quietly helped. I am sure that scores of husbands will never forget Jackson. He travelled with them as they supported their wives on their journey with cancer. As an experienced soldier, he walked bravely with them, encouraging them to face varying outcomes in their own families. Jackson lived fully, engagingly and generously. My family joins the chorus of others in extending sympathy to his wife and soulmate, Pam, his daughters Ebony and Orchid, his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Burnside, his siblings Stan (and Dennie), Julia and Wayman and all of his family. May he rest in peace. Yours, etc., SENATOR ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON LETTERSTOTHE EDITORFirst printed July 31, 2019
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA7 Opinion Teachers & Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited NR36 SECOND CALL NOTICE of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To: All Members of Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited East Street South and Independence Drive Notice is hereby given that the Thirty-Fourth (34th) Annual Meeting of Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited will be held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel located on Bay Street, on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 commencing at 8:00 a.m. for the following purposes: To receive the Report of the Board of Directors for 2010. To receive the Audited Accounts for 2010. To elect members of the Board of Directors. To elect members of the Supervisory Committee To discuss and approve the Budget for 2011. To take action on such matters as may come before the meeting. LENN KING Secretary NB: Visitors and children are welcome; however, they will be responsible for their lunch at a cost of $22.50 per person. The dreamer: Jackson Logan Burnside III"I dream of things that never were and say, Why Not?ÂŽ Â„ George Bernard Shaw Jackson Logan Burnside III, "Jacks", or "Jacko" to some of his friends, "Doc" to his schoolmates at St. Augustine's College and "Bubbles" to his schoolmates at Lincoln University was so many things to so many people. One has only to refer to the comments expressed by the artistic community in last Saturday's Arts & Culture of The Nassau Guardian or on his Facebook page to gain a glimpse of exactly how people felt about this giant of a man who left us last week for a far better place after his short sojourn of only sixty-two (62) years. Hence this week, we would like to Consider This... who was Jackson Logan Burnside III? He has been described as a national icon, philosopher, artist, architect par excellence, Junkanooer, warrior, leader, visionary, mentor, a humble, happy, witty soul, wise, joyful, motivating, inspiring, creative, a grounded worldly intellectual spirit, a renaissance man, and above all, always a true, true Bahamian. And while he was all of these things, first of all he was a dreamer. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, Jackson would always "dream of things that never were and say, Why Not?ÂŽ He was the consummate out-of-the-box thinker who always dared us to dream the impossible dream, and constantly challenged us not to view the glass as half-empty, but half-full. As a professional architect, Jackson transformed spaces with joyful exuberance, ever mindful of his late teacher, the legendary architect Louis KahnÂs admonitions that Âform must follow functionÂŽ and that ÂArchitecture is reaching out for the truthÂŽ. JacksonÂs vision translated his tremendous intellect by transcending reality to manifest into edifices that would tell a story to all those who simply looked at the structure. He created spaces that invited us to experience each room, immersing ourselves in a virtual reality of his vision, serving as a constantly renewing feeling of well-being for its occupants. As a consummate artist and cultural critic, whether through his visual art or his participation in Junkanoo, Jacko pushed the envelope, always honing and perfecting his craft by transcending the obvious in order to illuminate the obscure, and accentuate the sublime. In an era when Bahamian visual art was more known for its realistic depiction of colorful landand seascapes, Jackson not only chose to listen to his own artistic soul, but he decided to join with five other very prominent Bahamian artists, the late Brent Malone, Max Taylor, Antonius Roberts, John Beadle and his brother, Stan Burnside, to address these dated and confining ideas of what Bahamian art should be. The result, Bahamian Creative Artists United for Serious Expression, otherwise known as B-CAUSE, blew the art world of The Bahamas wide open, demonstrating globally that Bahamian art transcended the picture postcard genre and was, instead, pulsing with a dynamism as vibrant as the beat of a goatskin drum and as vital as the tides that washed the shores of JacksonÂs beloved islands. Before disbanding, B-CAUSE exhibited their work in Washington, D.C., Brazil, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Japan. Jackson also made his mark in the art world by establishing Doongalick art galleries, places that fostered and displayed artists of all disciplines and places where Jackson delighted in exhibiting newcomers, exposing Bahamians and visitors alike to the vast scope of the creative Bahamian community. In Junkanoo, his unique and revolutionary touch was evident in all areas. His constant desire to stretch the boundaries of what had been traditional and acceptable shattered the status quo, bringing new techniques, new ideas and new approaches that completely defied previously set limits, helping to make the Junkanoo of the 21st century a limitless art form, restricted only by the infinite human spirit and imagination. As a committed citizen, he continually challenged us to consider how and why we should critically confront our consciousness to transform the land of his birth into the greatest country on Earth, not only by considering the here and now, but with a persistent perspective of what impact our actions today will have on our community for years to come and for generations of Bahamians yet unborn. His vision was of a nation where sun, sand and sea would become a secondary attraction for tourists who, he believed, would be far more entranced and inspired to visit because of what he saw as a unique and wonderful culture that permeated and defined a distinctive people. Jackson relentlessly personified passion in everything he did, whether manifested in the creative designs of his Junkanoo costumes, his dance maneuvers to the melodious Junkanoo rhythm of his One Family group on Bay Street, or the strident stances that he proffered on political, social or cultural issues of the day. As one of the founders of the One Family Junkanoo group, he happily and proactively transferred the torch of leadership of that group to Darren Bastian, many years his junior, because, unlike too many other leaders in our community, he appreciated that real leadership demanded that there must be a plan of succession. He not only talked the talk; he walked the walk. This passion was on public display every Saturday morning on his landmark radio program, ÂJunkanoo TalksÂŽ, a program he was admonished not to attempt because, after all, who would want to discuss Junkanoo from January to November? After 13 years, this was another myth Jackson Burnside shattered, demonstrating to the nation that Junkanoo Â„ and Bahamian culture Â„ was a conversation that everyone wanted to have, every single week of the year. Jackson possessed an avowed Afrocentric spirit with a temperament that embraced all people of all races, creeds, and national origins, always deeply appreciating that he was both a citizen of the world and a child of the universe. His time on the African continent, when he hitchhiked to many places Westerners never see, opened his eyes to this place of the ancestors, giving him a depth of understanding that few Bahamians of his generation were able to attain. Jackson constantly celebrated life with vigor and vim. He was grounded Â„ very much in touch and content with the man who he was, deeply loving his family and never afraid to demonstrate it. He was fond of speaking about his older brother in the words: "me and my brother Stan" and doted on his wife, Pam, and his daughters Ebony and Orchid. All of his family gatherings included his other siblings, Julia and Wayman. Following the death of his father, Dr. Jackson Burnside, he routinely escorted Mother (Gertrude) Burnside to 7:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Agnes. Jacko's legacy can be found throughout our Commonwealth, whether it is depicted in the hallmark homes, offices and other buildings he designed, including the magnificent Marina Village that he erected on Paradise Island. Remnants of his spirit will forever be immortalized in the art that adorns the offices and homes throughout The Bahamas and in countries near and far from our Bahamaland. Most importantly, his spirit will live forever through the many young Bahamian artists and Junkanooers that he mentored, many of whom have gone on to become world-class artists in their own right. To paraphrase Mark Antony's oration and tribute to the fallen Caesar, the good that Jackson has done will not be interred with his bones. It will live on. And what of Jackson the dreamer? Every life that he has touched and every soul that has had the privilege to come into contact with this Bahamian artistic, cultural and professional icon, and those whom he has affected with a kind word, a caring admonition or a critical comment will remember Jackson, the man, as a person who made a difference by passing this way. Jackson Logan Burnside III will long be remembered by those left behind as a person who, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, dreamt of things that never were, and continued to ask, Why Not? Philip C. Galanis is the managing partner of HLB Galanis & Co., Chartered Accountants, Forensic & Litigation Support Services. He served 15 years in Parliament. Please send your comments to email@example.com. Philip C. GALANIS Consider This...
A8THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 PHOTO SPECIAL NOTICE!!! NOTICE!!! Anyone with memories or photographs of survivors from ALLIED SHIPS TORPEDOED BY GERMAN SUBMARINES IN THE BAHAMAS IN 1942 is encouraged to contact the author of a book on the subject at: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 1 203 856 9677 or via www.uboatsbahamas.com THANK YOU. NOTICE Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative Credit Union (BIRCCCU) Limited #9 Village Road, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone: (242) 394-0331 Fax: (242) 394-0336 E-mail: email@example.com All eligible members of the Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative Credit Union (BIRCCCU) Ltd. interested in assuming one of the following positions: Board of Director Supervisory Committee Member Credit Committee Member Are asked to collect an application form from our office, situated #9 Village Road, between the hours of 9am 4pm Monday thru Friday. The application form along with the applicant's resume must be dropped off at the Credit Union's office no later than May 23, 2011, for consideration by the Nominating Committee. NR36 FINDOVER 100CARS To place an ad, call:302-2309To subscribe, call:302-2300 IN TODAYÂSNassau Guardian CLASSIFIEDS Animal Fun Day The Bahamas Humane Society hosted their annual Animal Fun Day, dog show and family fair this past Saturday at the Botanical Gardens. Dog owners and their pets experienced a full day of pampering, festivities and treats during the event. Photos:EDWARDRUSSELLIII
Cassius Stuart brings assurances from PM to GB From A3 next five years I assure you, the prime minister has assured me that it will be all about you. We will fight to make sure that the family structure is in place once again. We will fight to make sure that single parents can not only make ends meet, but they will have a decent and comfortable life,Â” Stuart said. He also assured that young people will play a critical role in national building, noting that their ideas will be an integral part of the national dialogue. Member of Parliament for Pineridge Kwasi Thompson roused the crowd when he said the Pineridge constituency will be won by the FNM again in the upcoming elections. Â“I am also confident that come election Grand Bahama will always be FNM once again,Â” Thompson said. He welcomed Stuart and his team to the party, noting that he always admired Stuart because he was prepared to go against the tide. Â“When he decided to become an FNM I admired him even more,Â” Thompson said. Â“I believe that he has a role to play in the FNM. I believe that he will only add to the FNM.Â” Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing noted that the party has never lost its vision of developing the country and it embraces the potential of young people, pointing out that at 29 he became the youngest member of Parliament due to that party. Â“It isnÂ’t scared of young people from Sir Cecil to Mr. Ingraham. We welcome them and we put them up,Â” Laing said. He noted that Stuart and his team is made up of many young people and they will find comfort in the FNM party. Laing noted that he has known Stuart for years and he has a lot to offer. Â“I always knew as he will discover that good ideas and good people need a proper vehicle to carry them places,Â” he said.Social Services Dept. in GB moving today From A3 gathered outside the doors of the department, waiting for service. "We are tired as social workers to know that we have to have these people in long lines. It is not fair to the clients. We are asking them to give us adequate space so the people can come in and sit down," she said, adding that there are no private areas for workers to deal with special cases that require more privacy. BPSU Vice President John Curtis also addressed the matter, noting that the union has been agitating for this for quite some time. Â“The union is quite aware of the fact that they (employees) have outgrown the present space where they are accommodated. We would have brought that to the minister of state responsible for social services' attention two weeks ago, and she had indicated that they are actively looking for new accommodations for the Social Services Department here in Freeport," he said. Â“The building that currently houses the Social Services Department has no emergency exit Â— there is one way in and one way out Â— so they have to enter through an angry mob from time to time and in order for them to use the restroom they have to come out through that same angry mob of persons and it is a risk that they must take from time to time." Following the industrial action, Minster of Labour and Social Development Dion Foulkes and Butler-Turner met with employees of the department, a meeting they said was a productive one. Â“We're looking at several options and we discussed that with them today and hopefully moving into the next few weeks, many of the accommodations will be addressed and they (employees) seem to be very happy with what we've discussed with them," Butler-Tuner reported. "The building that the government is constructing down here, the new government complex, we have quite a few of the government agencies that are moving into that new building. And so we have already identified and looked at areas where we might be able to move. We'd like to keep Social Services in a very central location and keep them all together, and so we're very happy to say that most of the accommodations we've looked at will be available. As a matter of fact, one of them is available right now as we speak." Regarding the meeting, employees of the department said they were cautiously waiting to see if the promises made would materialize. Yesterday Ingraham said she and her colleagues heard about todayÂ’s move via the broadcast media. She said she believes the section that will be moved will be the School Welfare Division, and that the space it will now occupy will be the former office of the Ministry of Housing on the second floor of the National Insurance Building. Attempts to contact both Foulkes and Butler-Turner yesterday to confirm this were unsuccessful. Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA9 National News Police attempt to open a television during the search of a mailboat on Saturday, following the discovery of an illegal firearm on the vessel. Photo: EDWARD RUSSELL III Police search mailboat It Pays to Advertise in The Nassau Guardian P.O. Box N3011 Phones: 302-2300/1/2
By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press NEW YORK Â– Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country. Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up. An arraignment expected Sunday night was postponed until Monday. Strauss-Kahn's lawyer William Taylor said testing for evidence delayed the arraignment. "Our client willingly consented to a scientific and forensic examination," Taylor said. StraussKahn is "tired, but he's fine." The IMF, which plays a key role in efforts to control the European debt crisis, named an acting leader and said it remains "fully functioning and operational" despite Saturday's arrest of its managing director. A second lawyer for StraussKahn, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty. He and another lawyer went in and out of the Harlem police precinct where Strauss-Kahn was being held Sunday afternoon, and declined to answer reporters' questions until the arraignment. A somber-looking Strauss-Kahn was later escorted out of the precinct, his arms behind his back. "He intends to vigorously defend these charges and he denies any wrongdoing," Brafman said Sunday night. Brafman is one of the city's most high-profile defense attorneys. His clients have included mobsters and such celebrities as Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and exNew York Giants star Plaxico Burress. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested less than four hours after the alleged assault, plucked from first class on a Paris-bound Air France flight that was just about to leave the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The white-haired, welldressed, thrice-married father of four was alone when he checked into the luxury Sofitel hotel, not far from Manhattan's Times Square, on Friday afternoon, police said. It wasn't clear why he was in New York. The IMF is based in Washington, and he had been due in Germany on Sunday to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The 32-year-old maid told authorities that when she entered his spacious, $3,000-anight suite early Saturday afternoon, she thought it was unoccupied. Instead, Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom naked, chased her down a hallway and pulled her into a bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her, New York Police Department spokesman Paul J. Browne said. The woman told police she fought him off, but then he dragged her into the bathroom, where he forced her to perform oral sex on him and tried to remove her underwear. The woman was able to break free again, escaped the room and told hotel staff what had happened, authorities said. Strauss-Kahn was gone by the time detectives arrived moments later. He left his cellphone behind. "It looked like he got out of there in a hurry," Browne said. The NYPD discovered he was at JFK and contacted officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport. Port Authority police officers arrested him. The maid was taken by police to a hospital and was treated for minor injuries. Stacy Royal, a spokeswoman for Sofitel, said the hotel's staff was cooperating in the investigation and that the maid "has been a satisfactory employee of the hotel for the past three years." Strauss-Kahn was arrested on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment. Authorities were looking for any forensic evidence and DNA. His wife, Anne Sinclair, defended him in a statement to French news agency AFP. "I do not believe for one second the accusations brought against my husband. I have no doubt his innocence will be established," said Sinclair, a New York-born journalist who hosted a popular weekly TV news broadcast in France in the 1980s. A member of France's Socialist party, Strauss-Kahn was widely considered the strongest potential challenger next year to President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose political fortunes have been flagging. "At the top of the polls," StraussKahn tweeted proudly in French last December, linking an article that showed him ahead in opinion polls when French voters were asked whom they would choose in a primary. At a soccer game in a Washington suburb last September, he, his wife and others were seen wearing Tshirts that read, "Yes we Kahn," a play on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign slogan, "Yes we can." Strauss-Kahn also noted that he trailed only Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on a list of 100 "global thinkers" compiled last November by Foreign Policy magazine. Strauss-Kahn was cited for his "steely vision at a moment of crisis" Â— for convincing Germany to help bail out Greece's debt-laden government, and for helping to put the brakes on defaults in Hungary, Pakistan and Ukraine. The arrest could throw the long-divided Socialists back into disarray about who they could present as Sarkozy's opponent. Even some of his adversaries were stunned. "It's totally hallucinating. If it is true, this would be a historic moment, but in the negative sense, for French political life," said Dominique Paille, a political rival to Strauss-Kahn on the center right, on BFM television. Still, he urged, "I hope that everyone respects the presumption of innocence. I cannot manage to believe this affair." Candidates need to announce their intentions this summer to run in fall primary elections. A10THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Regional News IMF head's NYC hearing delayed in sex assault case Dominique StraussKahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is lead from a police station Sunday, May 15, 2011 in New York where he was being held. Strauss-Kahn, a possible candidate for president of France, was pulled from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris on Saturday, and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel maid, police said. APPhoto
By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO Â– The allegations against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana are fairly straightforward: He helped a former boarding school friend serve as a scout for terrorists who carried out a 2008 rampage that killed more than 160 people in Mumbai. But the implications of Rana's trial, which begins with jury selection Monday in Chicago, could be enormous: To make their case, federal prosecutors may lay bare alleged connections between the militant group blamed for the Mumbai attack and Pakistan's main intelligence agency, which has come under increasing scrutiny after Osama bin Laden was found living in a compound not far from Pakistan's capital. The key government witness could be David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-American with a troubled past who pleaded guilty last year to laying the groundwork for the Mumbai attack by the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. Headley is cooperating with U.S. officials and told interrogators that Pakistan's InterServices Intelligence agency provided training and funds for the attack against India, the country's long nemesis. Headley told authorities that Rana provided him with cover for his Mumbai scouting missions. Headley also told interrogators that he was in contact with another militant with ties to al-Qaida who was helping plot a separate bomb attack against a newspaper in Denmark whose cartoons had offended Muslims. On the heels of bin Laden's May 2 killing, Headley's testimony and other details from Rana's trial could further strain the already delicate ties between the U.S. and Pakistan, a critical relationship in the global battle against terrorism. The discovery of bin Laden living in an army garrison town near Islamabad has led to suspicions that Pakistani intelligence officials knew of his presence and perhaps were protecting him. That has deepened suspicions that Pakistani agents secretly work with terrorist organizations despite receiving billions in U.S. aid every year. "What you'll have now in Chicago is a trial which will undoubtedly demonstrate links between Pakistan government agencies and one of the most competent terrorist organizations operating in South Asia Â— Lashkar-e-Taiba," said Seth Jones, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corp. The trial "just adds more fuel to an already tense situation." Experts say Lashkar-eTaiba Â— whose name means "Army of the Pure" Â— was created with ISI's help in the 1980s as a proxy fighting force to battle with India over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Counterterrorism officials say the militant group has gained strength with the help of ISI since then, possibly with the help of retired officers, but Pakistani officials have denied any ties with the group. Lashkar-e-Taiba is accused of carrying out the three-day siege in Mumbai in which 10 gunmen attacked two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a busy train station in India's financial capital, killing 166 people, including six Americans. Rana, a Canadian national and father of three who has lived in Chicago for years, owns a Chicago-based immigration and law services center, First World Immigration Services, in the heart of the city's South Asian enclave. He and Headley met as teenagers at a prestigious Pakistani military boarding school outside Islamabad. Prosecutors say Rana, who was arrested in 2009, provided cover for Headley by letting him open a First World office in Mumbai and travel as a supposed representative for the agency. He also allegedly helped Headley make travel arrangements as part of the plot against the Danish newspaper that in 2005 printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which angered many Muslims worldwide. Pictures of the prophet are prohibited in Islam. Rana is charged with providing material support for terrorism in India and Denmark. In court documents, Rana's attorneys have said he believed Headley was working for Pakistani intelligence. Headley also told authorities that he told Rana he "had been asked to perform espionage work for the ISI," according to a court filing. "Part of the defense will be that Headley used his connections with ISI to explain the things he was doing," Rana's attorney Patrick Blegen told reporters outside the federal courthouse lastweek. Rana "has maintained his innocence since the day he was arrested." However, U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber ruled that that proposed defense was "objectively unreasonable" and Rana's alleged actions still would have been in violation of U.S. law. Prosecutors have repeatedly declined to comment on the case. A senior Pakistani intelligence official said he has not been following the trial and did not have any comment on it. Some experts are skeptical about how much the trial will reveal. They note that federal prosecutors may work hard to keep any sensitive information from surfacing in the courtroom, and that Headley is not the most credible witness. Born Daood Gilani, Headley reached a plea deal with prosecutors in the terrorism case in exchange for avoiding the death penalty and previously had been an informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after a conviction on heroin smuggling charges. "We're not going to learn (anything) from the Rana trial that we don't know from Headley's interrogation," said Christine Fair, an assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Strategic Studies at Georgetown University. She said Headley's accounts have not been verified and amount to "the musings of a terrorist who's trying to minimize his sentence." Details of Headley's possible testimony were revealed last year in an Indian government report revealing what he had allegedly told Indian investigators during questioning in Chicago, where he's being held. In the report, Headley is cited describing how ISI was deeply involved in planning the Mumbai attacks and how he reportedto a man known only as "Major Iqbal," whom he called his Lashkar-e-Taiba "handler." But some experts have suggested Iqbal as a retired ISI officer also. In the indictment his name is listed as unknown, and some have even doubted his existence. Rana is actually the seventh name on the indictment, and the only defendant in custody. Among the six others charged in absentia is "Major Iqbal" and Sajid Mir, allegedly another Lashkar-e-Taiba supervisor who also "handled" Headley. Also indicted is Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of the terror group Harakatul Jihad Islami who also is believed by Western intelligence to be al-Qaida's operational chief in Pakistan. During his travels for spying and training, Headley allegedly met with Kashmiri in Pakistan, and Kashmiri gave him instructions on how to carry out the Danish newspaper bombing, which ultimately never occurred. "It is potentially serious if one can demonstrate ISI's relationship with Lashkare-Taiba and Lashkar-eTaiba's relationship with alQaida," Jones said. "That is one step away from an ISIal-Qaida link, and that's a very serious close connection." Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA11 Regional News (DF55) T HE Memorial Service FOR will be held on S ATURDAY 21st M AY 2011 AT 11:00 A M at St. Matthew's Anglican Episcopal Church S HIRLEY AND C HURCH S TREETS F AY D IANA H OLROYD (nee F ARRINGTON ) F AY D IANA H OLROYD (nee F ARRINGTON ) Chicago trial could reveal Pakistan-militant link In this Dec. 2, 2009 file courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in Chicago. Rana, 50, is accused in the 2008 Mumbai rampage that left more than 160 people dead and planning an attack that was never carried out on a Danish newspaper. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, including material support to terrorism. Jury se lection in his trial begins Monday, May 16, 2011. APPhoto
By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. Â– Michele Bachmann was a self-styled "education researcher" making a run for a Minnesota school board seat in 1999 when the question came up at a candidate forum: If elected, would she serve all four years? Maybe not, she said. Bachmann, now a three-term congresswoman and tea party favorite who may run for president in 2012, opened up about a confrontation she'd had with a state senator over Minnesota's new school standards. "I told him that if he's not willing to be more responsive to the citizens, that I may have to run for his seat or find someone else who would do so," she said, according to a newspaper account of the meeting. Bachmann lost the school board race, but then knocked off the senator, a fellow Republican, just months later using the standards as her primary issue. It was an early indicator of a recurring theme: Bachmann often wins by losing. She stands ready to shake up the GOP race either by running herself, with a decision expected by June, or influencing those who do get in. The race would test her resilience because she would start far back. But as a littleknown House member only a few years ago, Bachmann became hero of the conservative tea party movement in part by fighting losing battles with the GOP establishment. Her path to Congress was paved by failed efforts to pass a ban on gay marriage in the Minnesota Legislature. "She is very good at turning lemons into lemonade all the time," said Sal Russo, a California political consultant who came to know Bachmann through the tea party. Some Republicans fret about her propensity to freelance and question whether she'd appeal to a broad voter base. Democrats who have opposed her warn that she's politically adept and not to be taken lightly. "If you go attend a town meeting, she's normal, she's articulate, she's a mother, she's thoughtful. She can play the part," said Ted Thompson, a Democrat defeated by Bachmann in a state legislative race. From her first involvement in politics, the 55-year-old Bachmann has shown a determination to keep pressing forward and find opportunities, even when the way seemed blocked. In the late 1990s, Bachmann was a stay-at-home mother of five in Stillwater, a scenic St. Croix River town east of St. Paul. Then she was drawn into a revolt over education standards. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, were members of a theologically conservative Lutheran denomination, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. She was trained as a lawyer at the faith-driven Oral Roberts University. She had strong views about traditional education, and the state standards emphasized student projects over lectures and book work. She became an organizer of the opposition. She invited concerned parents to a banquet hall where she described the standards as a government plan to teach students attitudes, values and beliefs. Bachmann and four others eventually formed a slate to make a run at control of the board. The race roiled the community, with some alleging a "coup attempt" and others cheering on the "Boston Tea Party"-style uprising. None of the newcomers prevailed. But Bill Dierberger, who ran alongside Bachmann, didn't find her "overly discouraged" by the defeat. "She got right back up in the saddle and said, 'I'm going to fight'" the education standards, he recalled. Early on, Bachmann showed potential as an articulate and magnetic speaker, said Bill Pulkrabek, a Republican leader who helped assemble the school board slate. "People had been predicting her demise since Day One: `Oh, she's a radical, she's too far right, she's too outspoken, she's too inflammatory,'" Pulkrabek said. "The fact of the matter is, with the exception of the first race, she wins." Parlaying her school board defeat into a victorious legislative campaign, she moved to the state Senate and seized on a new issue. Around Thanksgiving 2003, justices in Massachusetts ruled the commonwealth couldn't prevent same-sex marriage. Bachmann hit the phones, reaching out to fellow conservatives about making sure gay marriage would stay illegal in Minnesota. Tom Prichard, president of the Minnesota Family Council, was among those summoned by Bachmann to the Capitol just days later to begin pushing for a state constitutional amendment clearly stating that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. "She threw herself into the issue," Prichard said. "The activist in her came out." Jeff Davis heard her public appeal through his car radio. Not politically involved at the time, Davis came to the Capitol and pledged to help Bachmann. The technology company worker formed what would become a well-financed group running ads aimed at getting Bachmann's measure on the ballot. "She's an energizer. She influences people around her," Davis said. The drive instantly elevated Bachmann's political profile, he said. "It was a launch point." Bachmann didn't waver even when her lesbian stepsister went public with her feelings that Bachmann's effort was "hurtful to me and so many others." Although the measure foundered, Bachmann could draw on her enhanced standing with social conservatives to shoot past more seasoned Republicans when a seat in Congress opened ahead of the 2006 election. Bachmann's victory in that race brought her to the national stage and prompted a new focus on fiscal issues. She harnessed the outrage of the tea party, a fledgling political force inflamed by debates over government bailouts and a far-reaching health law pursued by President Barack Obama. Her outspoken opposition did not stop the health law, but it got her much more television exposure and helped make her a face of the new resistance. In one Fox News interview, Bachmann urged viewers to flood Washington and "go up and down through the halls, find members of Congress, look at the whites of their eyes and say, `Don't take away my health care.'" Amy Kremer remembers seeing Bachmann's television plea while on a Tea Party Express bus heading between rallies in Washington state. The next week, Kremer joined Bachmann in the nation's capital for a big tea party protest. "You can tell the ones who have the passion, the fire in the belly and are truly speaking from the heart. She's one of those," Kremer said. "That comes through." In January, Bachmann delivered a tea party response to Obama's State of the Union address. In some quarters, the speech was seen as an affront to the official GOP response given by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman. Bachmann unsuccessfully campaigned for a spot in leadership in the weeks after the GOP won back control of the House. A12THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Regional News Rep. Bachmann: Always rising, never compromising U.S. Congresswoman and likely Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's "Presidential Summit on Spending and Job Creation" in Manchester, New Hampshire April 29, 2011. APPhoto
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By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press WASHINGTON Â– Mike Huckabee's decision to forgo a shot at the presidency further muddies the field for a worthy Republican challenger to President Barack Obama, and leaves America's social conservatives without a clear candidate to throw their support behind. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, joins Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Indiana Rep. Mike Pence on the sidelines. His decision underscores that for all of Obama's vulnerabilities on the economy, taking on his re-election machine and potential $1 billion treasure chest remains a daunting task. The 55-year-old Baptist minister insists that he could have captured the GOP nomination, citing polls that showed he could score strong even in the Northeast and among the less conservative rank-and-file party members. "All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee, the winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, said Saturday night on his Fox News Channel show. He described the decision as a spiritual one. "Only when I was alone, in quiet and reflective moments, did I have not only clarity but an inexplicable inner peace," he said. "Being president is a job that takes one to the limit of his or her human capacity. For me, to do it apart from the inner confidence that I was undertaking it without God's full blessing is simply unthinkable." The announcement makes an already wide-open Republican field even more unpredictable. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been making a concerted effort to reach out to the right. Although he's been noting his recent conversion to Catholicism, he's hampered by two divorces and an adulterous history. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney must explain his change of heart over the years on positions on guns, gay rights and abortion; health care also is a problem for him. Minnesota's ex-governor, Tim Pawlenty, has had to apologize for backing climate change legislation. Donald Trump? Highly unlikely. With so many social conservatives looking for a home, the void created by Huckabee's decision could prompt 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin or Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann to get in the race. Palin has yet to say if she will run, while Bachmann is inching toward a bid. Several other possible candidates, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, are in waiting mode. The lack of a clear GOP frontrunner reflects Obama's perceived strength as a candidate less than a year-and-a-half before the election. Despite uneven economic growth and continued sluggishness in the employment market, Obama will have the advantage of being an incumbent president with a seemingly unmatchable capacity to generate cash for his campaign. And while events could change dramatically between now and the presidential vote, polls show Obama in a stronger position now than he was before the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Republican candidates were quick to praise Huckabee after his announcement, making obvious plays for his backers. "His voters are very independent and they're going to go where they believe that America needs to go both in conservative and spiritual values," Gingrich said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Gov. Huckabee's is going to remain a very important figure in the conservative movement and I suspect that he's going to have a role to play for years to come." Pawlenty said he'd work hard to gain the support of millions of Americans who have backed Huckabee, while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum praised the TV host for praying before deciding not to run. Santorum added that he wanted to talk with Huckabee about fighting for traditional values even as some Republicans "seek to form a 'truce' on social issues." A14THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Regonal News Comfort Suites Paradise Island is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Sales Assistant. 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By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) Â„ First lady Michelle Obama was welcomed with thunderous cheers and told the 550 graduating from Spelman College, an historically black women's school, that no matter where they go, they need to bring the school's ideals to the world. The graduates welled with pride upon her arrival, even as she clapped enthusiastically for their achievements. In Obama, the young women see the essence of the successful, black career women many of them hope to become. But her message to the Class of 2011 of service to others and helping the underserved also reflected her roles as first lady and a major campaigner for her husband. Obama delivered four commencement addresses this season, and her choices were politically strategic as the president gears up for the 2012 campaign for a second term. She was in Iowa last week and in coming weeks will speak to graduating seniors at Quantico Middle High School in Virginia, to graduates whose parents serve at the Quantico Marine Base. "Find those folks who have so much potential but so little opportunity and do for them what Spelman has done for you," Obama said. "No matter where you go in the world, you will find folks who have been discounted or dismissed, but who have every bit as much promise as you have. They just haven't had the chance to fulfill it. It is your obligation to bring Spelman to those folks. Be as ambitious for them as Spelman has been for you." Most of the crowd were predictably mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, or female cousins Â„ all filling the 10,000-seat exhibit hall to see the first lady. Her appearance at Spelman's ceremony was a coup for the 130-year-old college, which competed with institutions across the country for her to appear as commencement speaker, lobbying her on YouTube, in petitions and letters. Spelman also conferred an honorary doctorate of laws degree on Obama, who earned her juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. Her popularity, which rivals her husband's in the black community, was built on her image as a strong, supportive wife and mother accomplished in her own right as a lawyer and corporate professional. But on Sunday, Obama chose to highlight her work as a public servant, working to prepare young people for public service in Chicago after she left corporate America, as the footsteps she encouraged the graduates to follow. Markieta Woods said Obama is more than just the president's wife. "This role has in no way made her less significant," said Woods, 21, of Los Angeles. "It's one of the top positions in the world. The media has it wrong so much when it comes to who African-American women are. She does a good job of bringing a balance to those images. She really does break a lot of the stereotypes." Those in the audience shared similar sentiments. "She definitely is a representation of what African-American women are about and what we are: believing in yourself and believing in your dreams, being proud of who you are," said Terrolynn Perry-Ponder, who got a coveted graduation ticket from her sister-in-law. "We believe in giving back, making the world a better place, providing an opportunity for other people to achieve their dreams. Her role has changed, but she can empower more people." As first lady, Obama has continued to stick to the issues that carried her professionally for years Â„ including health care and families Â„ but she does not force her way into the policy arena, unlike an equally accomplished Hillary Clinton during her years in the White House. In many ways, her changing responsibilities still speak to black women like Shandria Stanley. The 36-year-old Atlanta educator and her husband run a nonprofit after school and summer camp program focused on academics and athletics. "Her mission for kids is our mission as well," Stanley said, adding that her opinion of Obama has only gotten better. "She has a major role now. People are always watching her. It takes a special person to deal with everything it takes to be first lady." Spelman President Beverly Tatum said that although Obama may have had to put her career on hold, she still represents a long tradition of African-American women multitasking. "If you look at the role black women have held historically in society, we have been very much in the workplace as well as caretakers," Tatum said. "She's making visible to the larger white community what we as African-American women have understood for generations. I would argue that she's having a broader impact today because she has a much bigger platform." Marian Mereba, who graduated with an English degree, said Obama is still a working mother who is using her position for the greater good. "She's still a beacon of strength and intelligence," said Mereba, 23, from Philadelphia. "She's an amazing mother, which is also what a lot of us aspire to be. She shows that you can change the world and still raise a family." In speaking at Spelman, Obama talked directly to the members of her husband's most loyal electorate. Turnout at the polls among black women in 2008 was 69 percent Â„ for the first time making the single largest voting bloc that helped Obama become the country's first black president and a key demographic as he seeks re-election. Obama left the graduation ceremony early to attend a private fundraiser aimed at young black professionals at a downtown Atlanta hotel. Many in this generation liken the Obamas to the real-life version of the fictional iconic black couple, Cliff and Claire Huxtable, the doctor-lawyer duo who, along with their family, represented the colored version of the American dream. Actress Phylicia Rashad Â„ who played the role of Claire Â„ shared the stage with Obama on Sunday, receiving an honorary doctorate degree. While she gracefully declined to comment directly on the comparison, she called Obama "a great lady who represents many of the ideals of womanhood as powerful, dynamic, creative and nurturing." In an era where having it all Â„ husband, career, children Â„ is a bigger challenge than ever before for black women, here comes Obama. That's why she excited this generation of Spelman about their own possibilities, without even trying to. Perry-Ponder, who has heard Obama speak twice before and hopes to one day meet her to say thank you. "She has moved from a state, to the nation, to the world," said Perry-Ponder. "I get goose bumps just saying that." Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA15 Regional News Black women embrace first ladyÂs evolved role First lady Michelle Obama, right, reacts while receiving an honorary degree from Spelman College president Beverly D. Tatum on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in College Park, Ga. First lady Obama has delivered four commencement addresses this season, and her choices were politically strategic as the president gears up for the 2012 campaign for a second term. She was in Iowa last week and in coming weeks will speak to graduating seniors at Quantico Middle High School in Virginia, to graduates whose parents ser ve at the Quantico Marine Base. AP Photo
A16THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Regional NewsAs water creeps closer, residents warned: Get out By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press KROTZ SPRINGS, Louisiana (AP) Â„ Authorities warned people Sunday to get out as Mississippi River water gushing from a floodgate for the first time in four decades crept ever closer to communities in Louisiana's Cajun country, slowly filling a river basin like a giant bathtub. Most residents heeded the warnings and headed for higher ground, even in places where there hasn't been so much as a trickle, hopeful that the flooding engineered to protect New Orleans and Baton Rouge would be merciful to their way of life. Days ago, many of the towns known for their Cajun culture and drawling dialect fluttered with activity as people filled sandbags and cleared out belongings. By Sunday, some areas were virtually empty as the water from the Mississippi River, swollen by snowmelt and heavy rains, slowly rolled across the Atchafalaya River basin. It first started to come, in small amounts, into people's yards in Melville on Sunday. But it still had yet to move farther downstream. About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be affected by the oncoming water. The floodwaters could reach depths of 20 feet (six meters) in the coming weeks, though levels were nowhere close to that yet. The spillway's opening diverted water from heavily populated New Orleans and Baton Rouge Â„ along with chemical plants and oil refineries along the Mississippi's lower reaches Â„ easing pressure on the levees there in the hope of avoiding potentially catastrophic floods. About 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Krotz Springs in the town of Melville, parts of the town not protected by levees were under a mandatory evacuation order. Glenda Maddox's husband had temporarily reopened the gas station he closed in December so people could fuel up before they leave. "Nobody knows what's going to happen," she said. "We don't know if the levee is going to hold up." The station's shelves were mostly barren, save for a few soft drinks and bottles of motor oil. Only cash was accepted Â„ no credit cards. In Butte LaRose, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) downstream from where the Morganza spillway was opened, no water was expected until at least later Sunday. Chalmers Wheat, 54, was among the few left Â„ and even he was headed for his father's home in Baton Rouge outside the flood zone. He and his brother were making a few final preparations to protect his home with plastic lining and sandbags. "It's almost like a ghost town," said Wheat, who was getting some help from his twin brother, Chandler. Sandbags were still available in the center of town, but there were few takers Sunday. Krotz Springs is roughly 30 miles (50 kilometers) closer to the floodgates, and sheriff's deputies ordered people to evacuate Sunday morning even though the water hadn't yet arrived. It will be at least a week before the Mississippi River crest arrives at the Morganza spillway, where officials opened two massive gates on Saturday and another two Sunday. There are 125 in all. The Mississippi has broken river-level records that had held since the 1920s in some places. The Army Corps of Engineers has taken drastic steps to prevent flooding. Engineers blew up a levee in Missouri Â„ inundating an estimated 200 square miles (520 square kilometers) of farmland and damaging or destroying about 100 homes Â„ to take the pressure off floodwalls protecting the town of Cairo, Illinois, population 2,800. The Morganza flooding is more controlled, however, and residents are warned each year that the spillway could be opened. A spillway at the 7,000foot (2,100-meter) Bonnet Carre structure in Louisiana also has been opened. Just outside Krotz Springs, 23year-old Jake Nolan said National Guard troops knocked on the door of his home in a subdivision to tell his mother of the evacuation order. He said they advised her to have white towels and have access to the roof if they planned to ride it out Â„ presumably in case of a rescue Â„ though that didn't appear to be part of any official instructions. And besides, he didn't need an order to leave with his wife and three children. "I don't want to be stuck here if the water does get bad," said Nolan, who planned to stay with a sister in Port Barre. It seemed animals didn't want to be stuck anywhere, either: Deer, hogs and rabbits have started running from the water flowing near the floodgates, said Lt. Col. Joey Broussard of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. An electronic sign on Interstate 10 warned of a possible animal exodus: "Wildlife crossing possible. Use caution," it read. Despite the mandatory evacuation order, Krotz Springs town clerk Suzanne Bellau said it was unlikely the sheriff's office would force people to leave. For most, the worst part was wondering what may happen. National Guardsmen were building a new levee to bolster protection for the town, in addition to a levee already standing. "It's the unknown, that's the problem," Bellau said. "Is it going to come into their homes or not? And the people who are leaving, what are they coming back to?" Water diverted from the Mississippi River spills through a bay in the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., Saturday, May 14, 2011. Opening the Morganza spillway diverts water away from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants along the lower reaches of the Mississippi. AP Photo
By CATHY LASHLEY BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -Figures for 2010 show the Barbados economy has stopped contracting and there was evidence of modest advancement, reinforced by a 2.8 percent growth in the first three months of this fiscal year. Now is the time for all citizens and businesses to be recommitted to the sustainable development of Barbados, "as a just and thriving society", emphasised Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on Wednesday, as he delivered the feature address at the 51st Annual General Meeting and Luncheon of the Barbados Employers' Confederation (BEC). Stuart said if this country was to function as "a welloiled, appropriately and highly competitive economy", employers had to find ways of creating wealth and distributing it fairly "in order to satisfy the needs of our people." Stuart added that other indices, such as the provision of enough foreign exchange to cover 20 weeks of imports, the slender reduction in unemployment to 10.5 percent, and the slight improvement in the fiscal deficit by $90 million, offered "a glimmer of hope for the country's continued performance." Added to this, he disclosed that government had pledged to guarantee a $50 million loan to the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation and to allocate $1.5 million to Fund Access to facilitate small business development. The prime minister stated that the abolition of the environmental levy on imports, the reduction of fees paid by private transport operators, and those requiring retail liquor licences, as well as the reduction in water rates for registered farmers, were all measures that were intended to assist the private sector. Stuart emphasised that his government would continue its policy "of maintaining a reliable, social safety net", while at the same time supporting employers and reaching out to those "who have the courage and foresight to sow the seeds that would lead to meaningful and durable recovery." The prime minister thanked the private sector, including the BEC, for "holding strain during the past three years and collaborating with all the stakeholders to keep industrial strife in Barbados to an absolute minimum." He also commended the private sector for creatively using measures to maintain employment for Barbadians. "In the current prolonged recession, you have found and used innovative ways of maintaining employment levels, despite declining profits, serious cash flow challenges and sometimes actual losses," he noted. Stuart thanked entrepreneurs for "using the unique mechanism of the Social Partnership" to reach consensus with the Barbados Workers' Union, thus enabling agreement on six collective labour settlements and other wage issues. "It is to be lauded that there were no reported work stoppages in the private sector during the past year, while there was but one in the public sector," he added. The prime minister affirmed that government would continue its strategy of supporting existing businesses, injecting certain stimuli to aid survival and expansion, and encouraging new business ventures. WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 Caribbean News BARBADOS ECONOMY ON THE REBOUND, SAYS PM Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart #4 Carter Street Tel. 356-6561 Fax. 328-5308Why gamble when it comes to your image? Call Call Print Print M a s t e r s M a s t e r s Today!Â€ 4 Colour Printing Â€ Business Cards Â€ Letter Heads Â€ Envelopes Â€ NCR Forms Â€ Booklets Â€ Books Â€ Brochures Â€ Funeral Programmes Â€ Flyers Â€ Tickets Â€ Souvenir Books Â€ PostersNo job too big or too small
A18THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and RUTH MINNIS of the Island of Long Island also one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of HEZEKIAH TAYLOR late of Clarence Town in the Island of Long Island, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00274 Whereas EARL MUNROE of Delaporte in the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of DEBORAH KERR late of Delaporte in the Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00276 Whereas REMILDA GRETTEL MATHER, of High Rock, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of WILBERT MATHER, late of High Rock on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00277 Whereas K. BRIAN HANNA, (Attorney by Deed of Power of Attorney for LOIS WALTERS HARRIS), of K. Brian Hanna Chambers, Corp-Law Court, No. 2 Cedar Street, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration With The Will annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of CLEVELAND RCKY WALTERS, late of No. 22 Cresswell Drive in the City of Freeport in the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) GOVERNMENT NOTICES Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00111 Whereas IDA ROBERTS, of Belair Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of STANLEY ROBERTS, late of Belair Estates, in the Eastern District, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00197 IN THE ESTATE OF OLIVER E. WALKER, late and domiciled of 4110 Brittany Drive in the City of Ellicott in the County of Howard in the State of Maryland, 21043, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expi ration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by K., MILES PARKER, of Cedric L. Parker & Co. Chambers, NeilÂs Court, 9 Rusty Bethel Drive, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Grant of Letters of Administration in the above estate granted to JACQUELINE A. WALKER the Executor of the Estate, OrphansÂ Court of Howard County, Maryland, Probate Division on the 6th day of April, 2007. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00271 Whereas ABIGAIL FARRINGTON of the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CHAD EVERETTE FARRINGTON late of Sunrise Road, Gamble Heights in the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/npr/00273 Whereas IDA MAE TAYLOR of the Island May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00278 IN THE ESTATE OF ROY A. CAMPBELL, late and domiciled of 207 North Marks in the County of Decatur in the City of Oberlin in the State of Kansas, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by TARA D. DORSETTE, of Dorsette Law Chambers, No. 4 Evergreen Business Centre, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Grant of Letters of Testamentary in the above estate granted to DENNIS G. CAMPBELL, the Executor of the Estate, In The District Court of Decatur County, Kansas, (Magistrate-Probate), State of Kansas, one of the United States of America on the 8th day of October, 2008. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00279 IN THE ESTATE OF RICHARD M. MATTERN, late and domiciled of 207 North Marks in the County of Decatur in the City of Oberlin in the State of Kansas, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by ARTHUR K. PARRIS, JR. and A. KENRA PARRIS-WHITTAKER, of Callenders & Co., Chambers, Island House, The Mall Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, AttorneysAt-Law, the Authorized Attorneys in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Grant of Letters of Probate Domiciliary Letters (Informal Administration) in the above estate granted to MARTIN MATTERN, the Executor of the Estate, Circuit Court Winnebago County, State of Wisconsin, one of the United States of America on the 18th day of November, 2009. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00280 IN THE ESTATE OF DAVID M. SPENCER, late and domiciled of the City of Troy in the State of Ohio, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by RHONDA L.C. HULL, of L.C. Hull & Co., Chambers, 700 Don Mackey Boulevard, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Entry Appointing Fiduciary, Letters of Authority in the above estate granted to U.S. BANK (formerly STAR BANK, N.A.), the Executor of the Estate, Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio, one of the United States of America on the 9th day of September, 2002. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registar (M. 16, 17, 18)
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA19 Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the sister of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of VELOCK FARRINGTON, late of Richville Subdivision, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00287 Whereas CHERYL ANNE GIBSON, of No. 1 Musgrove Street, Columbus Avenue Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the lawful widow of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CHARLES ALEXANDER GIBSON, late of No. 1 Musgrove Street, Columbus Avenue, Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00288 Whereas LEAH WILLIAMS PATTON, of Prince Charles, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the lawful widow of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of MICHAEL PATTON a.k.a. MICHAEL ANGELO PATTON, late of Prince Charles, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00289 Whereas KIRKLYN JAMES BUTLER, of Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the eldest son of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of BERTHA BUTLER-BETHEL, late of Cow Pen Road, Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00281 IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN D. MAXWELL, late and domiciled of High Farms Road in the Village of Glen Head in the State of New York, one of the States of the United States of America, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by LYNN P. HOLOWESKO, of Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher Chambers, Templeton Building, Lyford Cay, Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Letters of Testamentary in the above estate granted to DAVID BRYCE MAXWELL, LAURA M. SEAMAN and J., DOUGLAS MAXWELL, JR., the Co-Executors of the Estate, Probate The People Of The State of New York, Successor Letters Testamentary, SurrogateÂs Curt of Nassau County, New York, one of the United States of America on the 6th day of May, 2009. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00282 IN THE ESTATE OF HEINZ OTTO TRAPP, late and domiciled of Vaucluse Gardens, No. 14 Gore Street, Hobart in the State of Tasmania, Australia, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by ARLEAN P., HORTONSTRACHAN, of Corporate Legal Services, 110 Pickstock Place, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Re-sealing of Letters of Probate in the above estate granted to TASMANIAN PERPETUAL TRUSTEES LIMITED, the Executor of the Estate, in The Supreme Court of Tasmania, Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction on the 29th day of May, 2009. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00285 Whereas TAMIKA BOOTLE, of Murphy Town on the Island of Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the lawful widow of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of LYNDEN BOOTLE, late of Murphy Town on the Island of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00286 Whereas EMERALD L. FRAZER, of Sandilands Village, Eastern District, New COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00290 Whereas TERRACE COLEBROOKE a.k.a. TERRACE SANDS, of Pinewood Gardens, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, one of the sons of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of MAE COLEBROOKE a.k.a. MAE HUMES, late of Yellow Elder Gardens, Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00291 Whereas HAZEL B. ROLLE, of the City of Freeport on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the lawful widow of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of EUGENE ALFRED ROLLE, late of the City of Freeport on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00292 Whereas VERONICA DELORES GRANT, of 19D Santa Maria Avenue in the City of Freeport on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Attorney by Deed of Power of Attorney for BJORN ERIK RUNNGREN, the Administrator of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of GOTTFRID ERIK RUNNGREN, late of Stureplatan 22, 181 32 Lidingo, Sweden, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS THE SUPREME COURT PROBATE DIVISION May 19, 2011 No. 2011/PRO/ NPR /00293 Whereas ANNA-BELLE ADVILDA NOEL, of Johnson Road, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the lawful widow of the deceased has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of MELCOURT NOEL, late of Johnson Road, Eastern District, New (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)
By PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA (AP) Â„ Ramon Menendez went to his grave in the 1980s believing that his family grocery, shut down by Fidel Castro's revolution, would one day rise again. In January it finally happened. La Moneda Cubana, which sold groceries, snacks and liquor, is back in business in the heart of Old Havana. But now, under the management of grandson Miguel Angel Morales Menendez, it's an elegant restaurant, one of dozens that have sprung up as the country struggles to adapt its communist system to modern economic realities. "My grandfather would be proud," Morales said. "I kept telling people it's not a dream! It's not a dream! One day it will be possible. One they have to let us." After years spent working in dreary state-run restaurants and hush-hush culinary speakeasies, restaurateurs and chefs are operating under a set of new, less exacting rules that allow their talents freer reign. There are brand new places such as La Moneda Cubana, and splashy reopenings such as La Guarida, made famous by the Oscarnominated 1993 movie "Strawberry and Chocolate." The boom runs the gamut from La Pachanga, which serves guava shakes and towering $4 burgers, to Cafe Laurent, a converted penthouse where the mostly foreign clientele can easily drop $30 a head Â„ more than Cuba's average monthly wage. If the restaurants are successful, they could generate badly needed tax revenue and provide a model for how to shrink the bloated stateemployed sector by absorbing hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats into the private sector. "This was long overdue," said Jose Antonio Figueroa, 39, a partner in Cafe Laurent. "This is a chance to achieve what we always wanted." After six years working at El Templete, one of the more highly regarded government restaurants, he, another manager and an assistant chef quit to start their own place as soon as the rules were announced last fall. At Cafe Laurent, they have the freedom to set their own prices, experiment with the menu, handpick employees who care about service Â„ and pay them enough not to pilfer food for their families. The new eateries are a boon for well-off residents and tourists tired of the bland fare at many government restaurants. "It's a lot better food, better service," said Simon Castellani, a 21-year-old visiting student from Copenhagen who was dining on fresh shrimp at Cafe Laurent. Authorities first let private restaurants open in homes in 1993 during the austerity that followed the collapse of Cuba's lifeline, the Soviet Union. But just months later they slammed on the brakes. In 1995 they rolled out strict rules: Paladars (the word is Spanish for "palate") were limited to 12 seats and prohibited from serving steak or seafood. Live music was banned. Employees had to be family members or registered as residents of the home. The restaurant scene peaked in 1996-1997, when the government decided the economic crisis was easing. It sharply raised the restaurateurs' taxes and stepped up enforcement. "They began to phase this experiment out," said Ted Henken, a professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Baruch college in New York. "I think that was mostly due to Fidel's ideological aversion to this kind of thing." Only a handful of the most successful survived. Even La Guarida, whose A-list of past guests ran from Jack Nicholson to Queen Sofia of Spain, shut down in 2009. Its owner was quoted as saying the laws made it too tough to operate. The new rules allow the independent restaurants to seat up to 20 people. Gone is the ban on seafood and steak, as well as the rule on hiring only family members. "That was always absurd," said Morales. "No family is entirely made up of gastronomes and chefs." Since then 60 to 100 restaurants have been launched in Havana, including new, reopened and clandestine ones that went legit. They're also opening in lesser numbers in cities on the tourist route. In blistering hot Santiago de Cuba, the island's second largest city, a number of homes now have improvised ice cream and fruit shops. In interviews with The Associated Press, the new restaurant owners said getting a license is now quick and easy, and government inspectors are professional and helpful. While Fidel Castro admitted that he opened the economy in the 1990s only grudgingly and out of desperation, his brother and successor, Raul Castro, stresses that the island must change its ways. "They really feel like this is different from Fidel," Henken said. "There is a new sheriff in town, and that sheriff sees these people not as illegitimate but as legal, honest workers Â„ who should follow the rules and be controlled." Still, running a restaurant can be brutal even in a thriving economy. In Cuba, there's an array of taxes that one restaurateur estimates will take at least 60 percent of his earnings this year. Supplies of fresh ingredients are unreliable and credit is often unobtainable. The government is developing plans to extend loans, but for now, many entrepreneurs have gotten startup capital from relatives overseas. Foreigners and well-heeled Cubans are too few to support all the new restaurants that have opened, and some restaurateurs are already scaling back operations or giving up. Raul Castro has said he has no intention of dismantling socialism or letting individuals accumulate too much wealth, and there's no guarantee that the rug won't be yanked out again. "They've been through this before," said Rafael Romeu, president of the Washingtonbased nonpartisan Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy. "Cuba has a flexible boundary that moves back and forth in terms of the public sector's tolerance for private sector activity." So restaurant owners are tempering their expectations for now. "We don't anticipate people lining up outside the house to eat," said Niuri Ysabel Higueras Martinez, 36, one of a trio of seasoned restaurateur siblings. They operate stylish L'Atelier, perched on the top floor of an 1860s mansion in El Vedado district and serving experimental Cuban-fusion fare, everything from ceviche and clams au gratin to falafel and babaganoush. "We're not trying to get rich or become millionaires," added her brother, Herdys Higueras Martinez. "We just want to have a good time with the customers and have something left over for ourselves without making a big show of it." That could change if there is further economic opening Â„ and if Washington lifts its decades-old ban on travel to the island. Some here consider the latter an inevitability, and say the paladars can absorb the flood. "At some point there will be brand new tourism from America." said Figueroa of Cafe Laurent, "and it's good to be prepared." A20THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Caribbean News Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased. Notice is hereby given that such appli cations will be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof. DESIREE ROBINSON (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„Â„ May 19, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION 2011/PRO/NPR/00294 IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS AMBAS, late and domiciled of 2378 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, MIN 1V2, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by NICHOLAS T. MOSKO, of Holowesko, Pyfrom, Fletcher, The Templeton Building, Lyford Cay, Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With A Will in the above estate granted to HELENA STEPHENS AMBAS and CHRISTOPHER ADAM AMBAS, the Executor of the Estate, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario, Canada on the 5th day of August, 2010. NICOYA NEILLY (for) Registrar (M. 16, 17, 18) MORE NOTICES CONTINUE INBUSINESSSECTION PAGES 14 &15. New rules usher in a tasty comeback for Cuban food In this photo taken Friday, April 29, 2011, Marcial Radillo prepares a cocktail at La Moneda Cubana, a private restaurant in Ol d Havana, Cuba. A restaurant boom is sweeping Havana under new rules that make it easier to run "paladars," with a wave of new private eateries opening since January 2011. With the restaurant owner trying to capture some of the history of the area, the c ostume is mid-18th Century British from the time when the sailors arrived on the island, in the same part of the city where the restaurant is located. AP Photo An unidentified man buys copies of documents explaining the guidelines and economic changes that were approved at last month's Communist Party Congress, in Havana, Cuba, Monday May 9, 2011. Billed by President Raul Castro as a way to fix Cuba's economy, some of the changes include reforms that would make it easier for people to buy and sell private property, run small businesses and get credit to finance those operations. AP Phot o
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA21 Caribbean News NR36 KINGSWAY ACADEMY Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and experienced candidates for teaching positions at the:Elementary School Physical Education High School English Language and Literature Spanish Christian Education Physical Education Physics and Chemistry (up to Advanced Placement) Carpentry and Joinery Music Office Procedures Information Technology Media Centre Manager The successful candidates should have the following: An academic degree in the area of specialization A teaching certificate Excellent communication skills A love for children and learning High standards of morality Be a born-again Christian A complete application package consists of: (a) completed and signed Kingsway Academy application form available at the school's Administration building or on the website www.kingswayacademy.com (See Document Downloads) (b) detailed resume with cover letter (c) copies of degrees/ certificates (d) recent photograph (e) police record (f) health certificate (g) three (3) reference letters, one (1) being from your church's minister (h) legible e-mail address and working telephone contacts. Note: All documents should be submitted at the same time. Please forward to: Kingsway Academy Employment Application Kingsway Academy Box N-4378, Bernard Road Nassau, The Bahamas e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: To ensure consideration, complete application materials must be received by Monday, May 16th, 2011. Teacher Vacancies f or September 2011 BAHAMAS FIRST HOLDINGS LIMITED NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday 1st June 2011 at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Number 1 Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas. The Annual Report 2010 may be downloaded from the Company's website "www.bahamasfirst.com/Reports.aspx" BAHAMAS FIRST HOLDINGS LIMITED NR36 NR36 NOTICE NOTICE THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Bahamas Airline Pilot's Association will be held on THURSDAY, JUNE 9th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. NEW PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY CENTRE BLAKE ROAD CUBANS MARCH AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA IN HAVANA Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, is surrounded by marchers at the start of a parade honoring International Day Against Homophobia in Havana, Saturday May 14, 2011. Headed by Mariela Castro, Cuba will hold events on the rights of homosexuals and transvestites in support of the International Day against Homophobia, celebrated annually on May 17. AP Photo HAVANA (AP) Â„ Cubans have held a short but colorful parade celebrating sexual diversity to mark the International Day Against Homophobia. Dozens of people waving rainbow flags and banging drums marched through the capital Saturday. One participant held a portrait of ex-leader Fidel Castro. Castro's niece Mariela Castro campaigns for gay rights and heads the government-backed National Sexual Education Center. She says the march is meant to raise awareness about discrimination. Cuba is far more tolerant of homosexuality than in the early years after the 1959 revolution, when many gays lost jobs, were imprisoned or sent to work camps or fled to exile. The government has even began paying for Cubans' sex-change operations in recent years. "Vanesa" kisses "Alain," both transvestites, before the start of a parade honoring International Day Against Homophobia in Havana, Saturday May 14, 2011. Headed by President Raul Castro's daughter, Mariela Castro, Cuba will hold events on the rights of homosexuals and transvestites in support of the International Day against Homophobia, celebrated annually on May 17. AP Photo
A22THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Caribbean News A protestor throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police marking May Day in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday May 1, 2011. Riot police faced a few threats from students throwing stones, paint, Molotov cocktails and breaking storefront windows. Colombian workers marched through the main streets of the country to mark International Workers' Day. AP Photo Colombian sports official shot to deathBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Â„ Police say Colombian sports official Sergio Rodriguez Jaramillo has died from gunshots fired by attackers in the city of Medellin. Rodriguez Jaramillo was shot while in a car with a guide on Friday. Police say he was taken to Medellin General Hospital but was already dead when he arrived. Rodriguez Jaramillo helped organize the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana and represented his country's Olympic committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He oversaw the athletes village during the 2010 South American Games held in Medellin and was president of the Pan American Squash Federation. Police are still searching for the assailants and exploring a motive for the attack. Massive Puerto Rico pipeline triggers debateBy DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Â„ Puerto Rico's governor is proposing to solve soaring energy prices on this oil-dependent U.S. island with a massive natural gas pipeline that would cross some of the territory's most fragile ecosystems and archaeological sites. Gov. Luis Fortuno has made the $450 million project a central goal of his administration and he insists it is a safe, environment-friendly way to lower utility bills. Critics say the 92mile (148-kilometer) pipeline will tear up lush green mountains and expose people living near it to deadly explosions. The pipeline proposal, which Fortuno has dubbed "The Green Way," also has sparked corruption allegations. The largest contract so far has gone to an engineering firm with no pipeline construction experience that is owned by a childhood friend of the governor. Fortuno has denied any conflicts of interest. Puerto Rico has long struggled to overcome high power costs and rising world oil prices have hit the territory especially hard; it depends on petroleum to generate nearly 70 percent of its power. Electricity on the island costs about 21 cents per kilowatt hour, compared with an average of 10 cents per kilowatt hour on the U.S. mainland, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The last governor, Anibal Acevedo Vila, proposed a 42-mile (68-kilometer) natural gas pipeline along Puerto Rico's southern coast, but the $54 million project was scrapped in mid-2009 amid heavy opposition. Fortuno, in the early months of his administration, helped defeat the plan. This time around, Fortuno is promoting an even larger pipeline proposal, despite similar resistance from activists. Even before he announced the project last August, his administration had awarded about $27 million in contracts Â„ without public bids Â„ for preliminary studies, according to documents filed with Puerto Rico's Comptroller's Office. The documents show the largest contract, worth $9.6 million, went to Ray Engineers PSC, owned by a childhood friend of the governor, Pedro Ray Chacon. Fortuno took a ski trip with Chacon before he became governor, said Ray spokesman Jose Cruz. While Fortuno has said contracts for preliminary research didn't require an open bid, senators from the island's main opposition party are demanding an investigation into how the contracts were awarded. "This entire process raises serious concerns that lacerate the confidence that people have in their institutions," Puerto Rico Sen. Cirilo Tirado said in a statement. At least a dozen municipalities have approved resolutions supporting the project in concept, and it has also been touted by the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and the local Association of Engineers and Surveyors. "The failure to diversify energy sources has been the kiss of death for Puerto Rico," said the engineers' association president, Miguel Torres. Despite all the political debates, the pipeline only needs final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has been awaiting studies from the island's energy authority and analysis from other federal agencies before making a ruling. Government officials say cheaper natural gas brought by the pipeline would save $1 billion a year for the island of 4 million people. The pipeline would also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 64 percent, they say. Puerto Rico's Electric Energy Authority estimates its customers will see a 30 percent drop in their bills if the pipeline is built. "The Green Way project is an assured savings for Puerto Rico," said Daniel Pagan, an engineer with the island's power company and the project's environmental consultant. Controversy over the pipeline has erupted, however, in large part because of its sheer size. The pipeline would originate in southern Puerto Rico, where billions of cubic feet of liquefied natural gas would be imported and regasified. The line would then bisect the island and veer east until it nearly reaches the capital of San Juan. It would traverse 235 rivers and wetlands, cut through more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) of the island's northern Karst region and possibly affect up to 32 endangered species, including the Puerto Rican parrot, crested toad and boa, according to the Corps of Engineers. The pipeline also would cross 51 communities, placing as many as 23,000 families in danger of possible explosions, according to the nonprofit environmental organization Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas, which is leading the charge against the pipeline. Archaeologists say the pipeline would run through historic sugar mill ruins and across petroglyphs carved centuries ago by Taino Indians. Nearly 8,000 people have signed an online petition created by Casa Pueblo to reject the pipeline, and organizers estimate nearly 30,000 people participated in a rainy May 1 protest to demand the project be scrapped. In this May 1, 2011, demonstrators march during a protest against the proposed construction of a gas pipeline in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno has made the $450 million project a central goal of his administration, despite protest from communities affected. AP Photo STRONG EARTHQUAKE SHAKES COSTA RICA'S CAPITALSAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) Â— A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no immediate reports damage or injuries, said Juan de Dios Castillo, spokesman for Seismological and Volcanic Institute. He said there were reports of fallen objects but none of major damages to buildings. The quake's epicenter was 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of San Jose, according to the geological survey. Castillo said it hit near Santiago de Puriscal, a province west of the capital. It struck about 4:48 p.m. local time (22:48 GMT) with a depth of about 44 miles (70 kilometers). On Jan. 8, 2009, a 6.1 quake in central Costa Rica killed at least 20 people. A 5.9-magnitude quake shook the country in October 2010. Venezuela destroys 65,000 guns in anti-crime moveCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Â— Venezuelan authorities have destroyed more than 65,000 firearms as part of a disarmament program designed to reduce the high levels of violent crime affecting the country. Gen. Julio Cesar Morales says the number is double last year's total and includes revolvers, automatic pistols, assault rifles, rifles and even homemade firearms. The director general of arms and explosives for Venezuela's Defense Ministry said the arms were destroyed Friday in a steel works in Lara state, 280 kilometers southwest of Caracas. Most of the guns were seized in police operations. Many Venezuelans feel that violent crime is the most serious problem facing the South American country.
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANA23 Caribbean NewsNEW PRESIDENT TAKES POWER IN STRUGGLING HAITIBy TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Â„ Charismatic pop starturned-president Michel Martelly took over Haiti on Saturday, promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army. The 50-year-old performer known to Haitians as "Sweet Micky" was swept to power in a March 20 presidential runoff by Haitians tired of past leaders who failed to provide even basic services, such as decent roads, water and electricity in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. Martelly was sworn in during a power outage in front of dozens of dignitaries including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.N.'s special envoy to Haiti, and Edmond Mulet, head of the U.N. mission that has maintained order in Haiti since 2004. Also present was Desi Bouterse, the president of Suriname who is on trial for the 1982 executions of 15 political opponents. Former Haiti President Rene Preval took off the presidential sash and put it on Martelly as they shook hands and embraced, but did not say anything to each other. Martelly's wife, Sophia, then came on stage and adjusted the sash as their four children joined them. Martelly did not speak as he left Parliament for the National Palace, where was to deliver a speech. Outside the gated Parliament, more than 1,000 Martelly supporters gathered. "Today is a party for us, for the masses, because the country is destroyed," said Esaue Rene, a 28-year-old mechanic who has high hopes for Martelly. "I would like him to bring jobs so that people aren't sitting around in public plazas because they don't have anything else to do." Martelly appealed to young voters like Rene because he is the antithesis of Preval, who is seen as aloof and uninspiring. Martelly is effusive and charming. He once joked that he'd dance naked atop the National Palace if he were elected president. But the challenges Martelly faces in fulfilling his ambitious promises were clear Saturday. He was sworn in front of the country's collapsed National Palace and a shantytown filled with thousands of people displaced by last year's magnitude-7.0 earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people. During his campaign, he promised to build houses in the capital; bring economic development to the countryside; provide universal education for children; develop agriculture; and replace the discredited armed forces with a modern army capable of responding to natural disasters. The previous discredited army was disbanded by ousted former President JeanBertrand Aristide in 1995. Political observers say speeding up the multibillion-dollar reconstruction effort is paramount. That means Martelly's administration must make progress building houses for the more than 600,000 people still living in settlements; stem a cholera epidemic that threatens to spread during the rainy and hurricane seasons; and strengthen the judiciary. And a parliament controlled by political opponents from Preval's party could make passing bills difficult. He must he do all this quickly. "His administration will have to show progress fairly quickly in order to provide confidence to the population," said Mark Schneider, senior vice president of the International Crisis Group in Washington, D.C. Martelly will lead a country still divided over the presidential election itself. He was initially excluded from the runoff in favor of a candidate backed by Preval, only to be restored after the international community challenged the results. One sign of the division: Martelly's opponents have recently alleged that he holds dual Haitian-U.S. citizenship, which would disqualify him for the presidency. He denies the allegation. In what some view as a reconciliation effort, Martelly has invited to the inauguration both Aristide and Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the former dictator who made a surprise return to Haiti in January. Neither of them attended the swearing-in ceremony. Since Duvalier came back, the ex-despot has been charged with embezzlement and human rights abuses, and advocacy groups have criticized Martelly for inviting him. "Martelly's facing the need to knit together a polarized country," Schneider said. "Haiti just went through an election which was riven by discord, disagreement, and unhappiness. And given the makeup of the parliament, he has the major task of forging a national government." In the weeks since Haitian authorities declared him the winner, Martelly has toured the countryside to learn more about reconstruction projects, announced ways to finance free education, and formed a transition team, led by Duvalier's former social affairs minister, Daniel Supplice. Martelly was well-known as an entertainer. But what kind of leader he makes, many in Haiti aren't sure. "He's unpredictable," said Patrick Elie, a defense minister under Aristide and an adviser to Preval. "He's got teeth that can both smile and bite. He's shown that." One day before the inauguration of Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly, Haitian police try to prevent demonstrators from burning a symbolic coffin bearing the name of the outgoing Haitian President Rene Preval, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday May 13, 2011. AP Photo Venezuela hit by increasing blackoutsBy FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Â„ Venezuela's government is urging people to save energy and has begun rolling blackouts in some parts of the country after two major power outages in the past month. Some units at thermoelectric plants have not been operating, and the government is taking steps to bring them back on line, Electrical Energy Ministry official Igor Gavidia said Thursday. Speaking to reporters, he acknowledged there are "weaknesses" in the country's power plants. Vice President Elias Jaua urged Venezuelans to save energy, saying demand has been growing and at certain times of day power usage "reaches the electrical generation capacity." Electricity expert Miguel Lara said the problems in the electricity system aren't the result of increasing demand, but rather an outdated power grid with problems that are compounded by poor management and inadequate maintenance. Venezuela in early 2010 confronted a severe electricity crisis, which forced the government to impose rolling blackouts and other measures including early closings of government offices and shopping centers. The problems in 2010 were partly the result of a severe drought that pushed water levels precariously low at the hydroelectric dam that supplies most of the country's electricity. But officials also said last year that thermoelectric plants weren't operating at full capacity, contributing to the problems. The current situation "has shown that the crisis wasn't solved," said Lara, former director of the Office of Interconnected Systems Operation, a state electricity agency. Lara told The Associated Press that the power generated by the country's thermoelectric plants is barely meeting demand, and that therefore "any failure leads to this rationing." Authorities are also investigating whether the latest blackout on Monday, which hit a large swath of the country, could have been caused by sabotage, Jaua told state television. While the power was restored in many areas an hour later, some people reported enduring longer blackouts. Mariana Tablante, who lives in western Falcon state, told the AP that her neighborhood in Punto Fijo was without electricity for 42 hours between Tuesday and Thursday. REGGAE FANS IN JAMAICA MARK BOB MARLEY'S DEATHBy DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Â„ Scores of reggae fans from across the globe placed roses before a statue of Bob Marley on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the musician, whose charismatic, loose-limbed stage presence and lyrics promoting "one love" took the Jamaican musical genre to an international audience. Tourists watched as three clerics from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church spread incense and holy water around the Bob Marley Museum, the singer's former home in the capital of Kingston. Rastafarians who gathered around the property spoke in reverential tones about the icon of reggae music who died of cancer in 1981 at age 36. Yuya Furukawa, 29, came all the way from Kumamoto, Japan, to pay homage to Marley, who preached nonmaterialism and popularized the Rastafarian credo of oneness with nature and marijuana consumption as a sacrament. "Bob Marley is like a god in Japan," said Furukawa, holding a burning marijuana cigarette as he gazed up at the flowerladen statue of Marley holding his favorite Gibson guitar and pointing a finger skyward. The singer's Rastafarian faith was a reason for the low-key observance. Rastafarians, who consider the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie the messiah, view death simply as a step that brings believers closer to God, or "Jah." "We're trying to quietly and somberly honor and recognize his life on this day," said Jackie Lynch-Stewart, general manager of the Bob Marley Foundation. Roger Steffens, a Marley historian and reggae archivist, said Marley's music remains alive 30 years after his death "because the situations that Bob was singing about are exactly the same situations we're undergoing today." "He told us that if we stand up for ourselves we can bring about change, that love conquers evil and that a divine spark animates us all," Steffens said in an email. "Bob spoke to the best in each of us and is an enduring symbol of rebellion for youth everywhere." Marley's anthems calling for love and unity still resonate with many Jamaicans, even if most younger islanders have long ago moved on to the brash reggae-rap hybrid of dancehall reggae music. "Bob is a person who is timeless. He is real, and now everybody wants to follow the crowd," said Jamaican graffiti and dancehall artist LA Lewis, who showed up at the Kingston museum wearing a flawless white suit. Born in 1945, Marley came of age in the gritty Trench Town community of Kingston and later shot to global stardom with hits including "Get Up, Stand Up" and "No Woman, No Cry." His lyrics promoting social justice and African unity made him an icon in developing countries. His acceptance by mainstream America was sealed when the Budweiser frogs grooved to his song "Jamming" in a 1999 beer ad. His "One Love" anthem woos tourists to Jamaica on TV spots featuring white-sand beaches and swaying palms. In this 1979 file picture, reggae musician Bob Marley, from Jamaica, performs at an undisclosed location. Scores of reggae fans from across the globe placed roses before a statue of Bob Marley on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the musician, whose charismatic, loose-limbed stage presence and lyrics promoting "one love" took the Jamaican musical genre to an international audience. AP Phot o
ARISTIDE SURPRISESBY STAYING ONHAITI'S SIDELINES A24THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Caribbean News This March 18, 2011 file photo, shows a supporter of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide wearing his picture on his forehead as he waits for Aristide's return outside his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since his return from a seven-year exile in South Africa, and in a surprise to supporters and opponents alike, Aristide has disappeared from the public eye, vanishing behind the high walls of his compound. Aristide was invited to attend the inauguration of Presidentelect Michel Martelly on Saturday, May 14, 2011. AP Photo By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Â„ Exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned in March to a movie star's welcome, arriving by private jet to a crowd of adoring fans and fevered speculation about what the twice-ousted leader would do back home. The mystery has only deepened since then. In a surprise to supporters and opponents alike, Aristide has disappeared from the public eye, vanishing behind the high walls of his compound. He has made no speeches and granted no interviews. He hasn't taken a tour of the devastation from last year's earthquake, at least not that anyone has seen. Nor has he been spotted at any restaurants as has Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the ousted former dictator who also made an abrupt return to Haiti this winter. Aides rebuff questions and security guards at the compound have turned away journalists. "It's rare that the president steps out of the house and says hello," said JeanMax Maxime, a mason helping to increase the height of the towering concrete walls that surround the house near the Port-au-Prince airport. "He's always inside." Such a low profile is hardly what anyone expected of Aristide, one of the most charismatic leaders in Haitian history. The former priest, who led opposition to the Duvalier regime and became the first democratically elected president, is a polarizing figure: beloved by many of the country's poor, loathed by the wealthy elite and distrusted by foreign governments, particularly France and the U.S. Many Haitians expected Aristide would quickly return to politics, doubting the claims by aides that he only wanted to rebuild the university and foundation that withered after he was driven from power in a violent rebellion in 2004. The U.S. warned he could be a disruptive force and he seemed to signal his intentions upon his return by immediately denouncing the exclusion of his party, Lavalas, from the presidential election. The day of his arrival, thousands of Haitians waited and rallied in the shade of mango trees outside his home. He waved to supporters before vanishing into a cocoon of security from which he has yet to emerge. "He seems to have disappeared off the radar screen," said Robert Maguire, a longtime Haiti scholar who teaches at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. "I'm surprised we haven't heard from him. I don't know what to make of it." Longtime supporters and aides provide few clues. The former president has been invited to attend Saturday's inauguration of President-elect Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, a popular musician who publicly sided with the right-wing elite who ousted Aristide in 2004. Michelle Karshan, Aristide's foreign press liaison, said she didn't know if he would attend the swearing-in ceremony on the grounds of the collapsed National Palace and she declined a request to ask the former president. Maryse Narcisse, a Lavalas leader who frequently spoke for Aristide while he was in exile, now passes on questions to a secretary to the former president, who refers journalists to Karshan. On most days, a stream of SUVs passes through the gates of the Aristide compound, but it's unclear with whom he meets. U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten hasn't spoken to the former president, nor has former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.N.'s special envoy to Haiti and co-chairman of the reconstruction effort. A spokesman for outgoing President Rene Preval, a former Aristide protege who reportedly became estranged from him in recent years, declined comment. Aristide's U.S. lawyer, Ira Kurzban, said the former president is meeting with old friends, deciding his course of action. "I think he's trying to listen to people and find out what's going on in education and in the country in general," Kurzban said. "I think it would be odd if he came back and started making statements, instead of listening to the people of Haiti about what's happened the past seven years." Aristide made few public statement during his exile in South Africa, though he repeatedly said he wanted to come back to work as an educator through his foundation. After "Baby Doc" showed up in January, Aristide made his desire known again and he was issued a diplomatic passport that enabled his return. So far, university students and foundation staff say he has not come by the complex, a short drive from the compound. The school reopened in 2008. Its 200 enrolled students take computer courses and Spanish taught by Cuban instructors. On a recent afternoon, several students in their 20s hung out under a shade tree, seemingly unconcerned by Aristide's silence. "He's home and doing personal things," said Butheler Elie, 24. If Aristide, whom many know by his Creole diminutive "Titid," did emerge from his seclusion, Patrick Elie, a friend and former minister in his government, said he would do so quietly. "He would have to be very discreet," Elie said. "The minute people spot him they're going to scream 'Titid,' and you're going to have a bona fide demonstration." This March 18, 2011 file photo, shows Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, center, gesturing as he is surrounded by security, supporters and journalists upon his arrival to his home after a seven-year exile abroad in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since his return and in a surprise to supporters and opponents alike, Aristide has disappeared from the public eye, vanishing behind the high walls of his compound. Aristide was invited to attend the inauguration of Pres ident-elect Michel Martelly on Saturday, May 14, 2011. AP Photo Heightened security at Nevis portsCHARLESTOWN, Nevis General Manager of the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), Spencer Hanley, has called on travellers to cooperate with Nevis customs officials as they seek to Â“heighten security controlsÂ” at ports around the island. Hanley, who on May 4 witnessed the installation of a hold baggage x-ray machine at the Vance W. Amory (VWA) International Airport, said it was necessary for the travelling public to comply with the islandÂ’s new safety initiatives. Â“We ask for your patience and for your cooperation. We know that we are servants of the people. We are here to serve you and we would do all we can to facilitate you in all the ways that we can but we cannot get it done without your continued cooperation and your support,Â” Hanley said. The purchase of the new machine, according to him, was Â“timelyÂ” as Â“airports around the world are heightening security.Â” Â“As we know, there is risk of retaliation and alerts at various airports around the world and not because we are a small airport here on Nevis, these are sometimes the places that some of these terrorists would target so we are really, really happy that the machine has arrived and has been installed,Â” Hanley underscored. NASPAÂ’s Chief Security Officer, David Hendrickson, said his department remains committed towards ensuring that Â“all cargo is screened with regards to the new rules of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Â” Hendrickson was, like Hanley, appealing to the travelling public to cooperate with customs officials at the VWA International Airport. Â“We crave your support. Please do not try to hide anything that you know cannot fly. If you want to find out if something can fly, you can call us at NASPA and find out and weÂ’ll advise you accordingly but please do not take chances and hide anything because it would be identified and confiscated,Â” he said. Â“The purchase of the new machine,Â” he added, will mean that Â“security would be beefed up at all the ports.Â” Â“The machine we used to use here [at the VWA International Airport] before this one would be transferred back to the Charlestown port where we have to do certain screening. Also, we are beefing up security at all the ports and weÂ’ll move within Long Point and Charlestown if we have cargo to go out. If there is very large cargo, weÂ’ll arrange to have them checked here at the airport, then repacked and sent down to the sea port to be sent off,Â” Hendrickson explained. The hold baggage x-ray machine was installed by Auto Clear representative Barry Luppowitz, who also facilitated training for customs officers.IMPACT OF TOURISM IN JAMAICA TO BE ASSESSEDBy CHRIS PATTERSON KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -The Ministry of Tourism is to undertake a comprehensive study on the economic impact of tourism in Jamaica, which will inform policy initiatives for the sector. Portfolio Minister, Edmund Bartlett, on Wednesday signed a US$220,000 contract with consultancy company, Nathan EME Limited, to carry out the research, which is being funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Speaking at the signing ceremony, Bartlett said the study will provide a Â“roadmap for guidanceÂ” while contributing significantly to improving the quality of information available for strategic planning and policy development within the sector. He lamented that the real impact of the tourism and tourism-related activities is not adequately measured by currently available data and this limits the ability of government and private sector decision-makers to plan and manage the industry in the most optimal way. He said the decision was taken to develop a body of empirical data, which can guide the thinkers and the planners and the policy makers of the country but more importantly, to track the performance of the sector. Bartlett stated that the information generated will be useful to local producers of goods and services to allow them to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in the industry. Â“It will enable the financers (and) the bankers, to develop a portfolio to deal with tourism supplies; it will enable the agricultural planners to determine what kind of zoning to do, what kind of crops to plant, livestock to rear; and the agro processors to also decide what kind of investment they must make in what processing facilities,Â” he said. Manufacturers, he noted further, will also be advised Â“as to what kind of products they are to manufacture, what volume of product is required and what price points may be necessary in order to be competitive.Â” The principal objectives of the consultancy are to: assess the impact of the tourism-related activities on the Jamaican economy in terms of: employment, investment, output, foreign exchange earnings; conduct a financial analysis of the tourism industry including revenues, expenses, investments, and taxes; utilise information available from the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) to undertake more detailed analysis of the tourism industry; and provide information that will contribute to the capacity of the private sector for strategic planning, management and increased efficiency. It will also provide information, which will contribute to increased capacity of the government of Jamaica and more particularly, the Ministry of Tourism and its related agencies, to monitor and evaluate the performance of tourism and plan for the sustainable development of tourism and the Jamaican economy.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, OR SUGGEST NEW DEBATES AT TWITTER.COM/GUARDIANBIZ OR CHECK US OUT ON THE NASSAU GUARDIAN BUSINESS FACEBOOK PAGE AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTSJOIN OUR DAILY DEBATE IS THE RECESSION AND ITS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE BAHAMIAN ECONOMY FINALLY OVER? | WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 BUSINESS BR M BUSINESS INSIDEMARKET CLOSE S&P5001337.77-0.81% DOWJONES12595.75-0.79% JMSMX (Jamaica)89117.07-0.58% RG/BSX (Bermuda)1160.47+1.62% BISX1435.26-0.01 Check our website: www.thenassauguardian. com/news/business HOTEL OCCUPANCYLEVELS UP By JAMMAL SMITH Guardian Business ReporterJammal@nasguard.comDespite hotel revenues in New Providence and Paradise Island hotels declining 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2011, occupancy levels for such properties in March were at its highest levels for any month since 2008 according to the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA). The 14 major hotels recorded an 80.1 percent occupancy rate in March, with BHA President Stuart Bowe saying despite challenges in the sector on a local and global level, strong numbers were still achieved. ÂWhile the hotel industry worldwide continues to be challenged to limit increases in room rate which affects revenue, the good news is that hotel occupancy for March increased to one of the highest occupancy levels for any month in the past 3 years,ÂŽ Bowe told Guardian Business last week. ÂPreliminary statistics released by the Bahamas Hotel Association and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism show that the 14 major New Providence hotels recorded an 80.1 percent occupancy rate for March 2011 compared to 77.6 percent in March 2010. ÂDespite recording the highest March occupancy since 2008 when hotels reported 81.2 percent, global competitive pressures are still constraining hotels from raising average daily room rates (ADR).ÂŽ While occupancy levels were at its peak since 2008, hotel room revenue dropped by 1.6 percent in March. The decrease contributed to the overall decline in hotel revenues for the quarter, which was revealed in the Central BankÂs latest Monthly Economic Financial March numbers at highest level since Â’08 STUART BOWEStatistics indicate recession may be overBy STEWART MILLER Guardian Business Reporterstewart@nasguard.comThe Bahamian economy showed real growth for 2010, moving away from a deep and long recession, according to preliminary results released by the Department of Statistics on Friday. The department is reporting that real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, that is, the growth in the Bahamian economy with inflation factored in, rose 0.95 percent in 2010. From a text-book economics perspective, this period of real growth may mark the end of the recent recession in the Bahamian economy, but at least one economist is saying that would be a premature conclusion. ÂAnyone worth their salt would wait at least another period before they say [the recession] is really over,ÂŽ Randy Forbes, assistant professor and head of the Department of Economics and Finance at The College of The Bahamas, told Guardian Business on Friday. According to him, a close eye must be kept on whatÂs happening in the US economy to know if The Bahamas is truly out of the woods. The growth in real GDP comes as growth expressed in current prices fell by 1.35 percent in 2010. GDP expressed in current prices does not reflect the impact inflation has on the market value of all the final goods and services produced in a country over a period, while real GDP does. One way to look at it is that although the Bahamian economy earned less in 2010, it would have been able to get more for what it made than it has been able to for years. Economists look to changes in real GDP to understand the expansion or contraction of an economy. Exports grew by $112 million in 2010, but with inflation considered the growth was $162 million, according to ÂAnyone worth their salt would wait at least another period before they say [the recession] is really over.ÂŽ Â„ Randy Forbes Miller takes a Bahamian approach to destination managementTourism is the largest industry in The Bahamas and in the world continues to grow. Today, there are over 1,000 different types of jobs which Bahamians can choose from in the diverse and dynamic tourism industry. This weekÂs Tourism Champion is Damien Miller. ÂI always knew that my career would be in the hospitality industry, but never envisioned opening a hospitality related firm so quickly,ÂŽ the founder and president of destination management company DMC Bahamas said. The entrepreneur behind DMC Bahamas, one of the leading destination management companies in the country today, is Damien Miller. He describes what his company does as Âfacilitating and producing experiences.ÂŽ They do everything from sourcing trained staff for a private DAMIEN MILLER FirstCaribbean on BFSUFirstCaribbean International Bank has issued a response to comments made by the Bahamas Financial Services Union concerning staff reductions at the bank, with the financial institution shedding more light on the status of affected employees. ÂFirstCaribbean is aware of the various comments made by the Bahamas Financial Services Union (BFSU) executives to the media, regarding staff reductions in the bankÂs Bahamas operations. ÂFirstCaribbean is disappointed at the comments made by the BFSU, as these reductions have come after extensive talks between the bank and the unions, and in compliance with the Industrial Agreement and Labour Code of The Bahamas. ÂAs with any other business, FirstCaribbean must evaluate its business requirements to stay competitive and responsive to the needs of its customers. The staff reductions are fewer than 20 out of a staff complement of over 690. We have made every effort to minimize the number of staff affected, and note that even as these reductions are being made, the bank continues to offer opportunities where some of the impacted employees can apply. ÂOur priorities will be to ensure that our customers continue to have access to our banking services and we will take all appropriate actions necessary to minimize any inconvenience to them and to provide a productive work environment for our staff. ÂFirstCaribbean remains open to continuing discussions with the union.ÂŽ In Your Own Words The FirstCaribbean bank on Shirley Street. Survey: Bahamas a stopover arrivals ÂloserÂ in regionBy INDERIA SAUNDERS Guardian Business Reporterinderia@nasguard.comMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica The Bahamas has been listed as one of the "biggest losers" in stopover visitors in a new KPMG survey Â„ a factor that could influence lending to the nation. This year's report contrasts with last yearÂs, when a more cautious lending environment looked to be shaping up in favor of The Bahamas, with the country then listed in the top three that banks were willing to lend to based on future stability. "With regard to stopover visitors, some of the winners were Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, with Puerto Rico and [The] Bahamas being the biggest losers," said KPMG's 2011 Caribbean Region Financing Survey. "Many of the markets experienced little or no improvement in stopover visitor arrivals over the last five calendar years. "Given the role that tourism plays in economic activity across the region this is likely to be a concern for policy makers." Released last week at the 15th annual Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Investment Conference, the survey said the19 participating financial institutions WhatÂs INSIDE Bahamas Realty names new agentBahamas Realty has announced the appointment of Sales Associate Brian Austin, an expansion reinforcing the firm's belief in the strength of the local real estate market and reaffirming its presence as a market leader in The Bahamas. Austin, 27, who worked in the hospitality industry before qualifying to practice real estate in 2008... See full story on BR11 See Levels on BR2 See Over on BR2 See Miller on BR13 See Arrivals on BR2
BUSINESS 2THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Business Hotel occupancy levels up From BR1 Developments report. A statement from the report said: ÂPreliminary data from a sample of large hotels in New Providence and Paradise Island for the first quarter of the year revealed a decline in hotel revenues by an estimated 4.1 percent, although there was significant variability across various properties. This outturn was occasioned by a 3 percent reduction in the average daily room rate to $252.71, along with a 0.9 percentage point decrease in the average room occupancy rate to 66.3 percent.ÂŽ Part of the decline in the first quarter was attributed to inclement weather conditions in the U.S. in January and February, which caused the sector to get off to a slow start. But the Ministry of TourismÂs Companion Fly Free Program helped boost occupancy levels, according to the BHA president. Bowe said the decision to reduce room rates was based on the need to stay on par with competitors. ÂWhile The Bahamas did not reduce room rates as low as many of its competitors during the recession, nevertheless hoteliers worldwide have slashed rates during the past three years, prompting the destination to follow suit in order to be competitive,ÂŽ he said. ÂAccording to Smith Travel Research, a global leader in tracking industry occupancies and rates, historical data shows it takes many years for rates to rebound once they are slashed.ÂŽ Bowe is anticipating that going forward occupancy levels will continue to rise, with April already showing a posi tive upturn.Statistics indicate recession may be over From BR1 the statistics department, while in 2009 they fell by $680 million, $218 with inflation consider ed. A $499 million fall-off in tourist expenditure in 2009 accounted for much of that contraction, but statistics are showing there was an uptick in tourist spending last year. ÂPreliminary estimates for tourist expenditure indicate that The Bahamas experienced a slight recovery in 2010 after this major decline in 2009,ÂŽ read the report. Looking at GDP in terms of the difference between expenditure (what is consumed, invested and exported in the economy) and the value of what is imported, export is significant, as in the case of the Bahamian economy it accounts for 30 percent of the expenditure amount. After shrinking six percent in 2009, the statistics department is reporting household expenditure showed a small recovery. Quantitative data was not released in this regard, but the department reported Â2010 had a slight recovery of a few jobs,ÂŽ and listed various government and other infrastructure and development projects as supporting some of that job recovery. According to the department, some industriousness by Bahamians was behind the increased household expenditure too. ÂHouseholders also substituted their lost earnings by becoming self-employed, with informal businesses such as food sales and the retailing of goods and services (dressmaking, maid work, gardening, phone card sales, etc.)ÂŽ read the report. Consumer repayment of loans and new credit to households by lending institutions were both up in 2010 following sharp fall-offs in 2009. Both categories increased by two percent in 2010 after seven percent and 19 percent declines in 2009, respectively. The other key consumption figure Â… government expenditure Â… was up by $7 million in 2010 when adjusted for inflation. The government actually spent $8 million less in 2010 than in 2009 according to the report, reducing spending in all ministries and departments except the Public Health Department. Negative inflation, or deflation, was behind the phenomenon according to the report. Essentially, if the government had spent the same amount in both years, because money was worth more in 2010, it would have gotten more that year. So despite spending less, what it spent had a bigger impact on the economy than it otherwise would have. Increasing imports have a negative impact on GDP, and vice-versa. For 2010 some of the bump to real GDP growth came from a $63 million decrease in imports, expressed in constant (inflation adjusted) prices. Imports actually increased $210 million in 2010. The department honed in on elevated global oil prices to explain the difference. Typically accounting for 14 percent of imports, the report said that in 2010, oil accounted for 19 percent of imports, or $755 million. According to the report, the export price index for petroleum and petroleum products was used to deflate the oil imports. The majority of Bahamian imports are from the US (87.4 percent), so researchers used the USA Export Price Index for the inflation-adjusted values of all other imported goods and service. The major source of data used to generate the preliminary results came from the Ministry of Tourism and the Foreign Trade Section of the Department of Statistics, along with key indicators which the statistics department said ÂmimickedÂ movement in particular industries, such as megawatt sales, the consumer price index, and building permits. The department is reporting that last year, it revised estimates on GDP for the period from 1997 to 2009 with a new 2007 Supply and Use Table (SUT) and Âupdated and improvedÂŽ benchmark data. ÂThe SUT is a comprehensive economic data integrating accounting framework. This framework imposes a simultaneous balancing of industries and commodities and thereby fosters more accurate and refined GDP results,ÂŽ read the report. ÂIt was introduced into the calculation of the 2007 GDP as part of the departmentÂs ongoing initiative to keep abreast with the changes in the United NationÂs System of National Accounts. This resulted in a higher level of GDP for the entire period under review.ÂŽ According to the release, more detailed analysis will be available on the departmentÂs website in June 2011. The National Accounts Section of the department is also announcing plans for a revised 2008 System of National Accounts as well as a quarterly GDP series.Survey: Bahamas a stopover arrivals ÂloserÂ in region From BR1 did not explain why they thought certain markets were outperforming others. It did note, however, that some lenders thought issues such as operating costs, social issues and the recent UK travel tax were among the factors that would likely pose a significant challenge to the tourism industry. The institutions surveyed Â„ some of which are in The Bahamas Â„ are now looking at factors that make a "good project", with low leverage, a wellcapitalized project and the presence of a global brand seen as critical characteristics of successful hotel projects. They are areas most lenders will likely scrutinize before making a decision on whether to lend to a project in the current economic environment. "There was no clear consensus as to the importance of a range of other factors including airlift, beach front, whether or not it was targeted as a luxury property or the level of government support," the report read. "For those projects that had stalled, the responses from survey participants as to what was required to move the project forward focused on sponsor actions and in particular the need for and assessment of the market and an injection of additional equity to recapitalize the project. "One of the themes in the these responses was that where the project had stalled, there was erosion in the credibility of the sponsors, and their initial assessment of the project's feasibility." Seven of the 19 lenders felt a feasibility review was needed to assess the competitive positioning of a project after it had stalled for a while. It's something that may be good advice for many hotel projects around the country which have stalled in the last three years as financing dried up. Having a more up-to-date review may actually put these projects in a better position to secure capital in the long run. Last year, lenders placed a rating of 5.15 out of 10 on the confidence barometer for lenders' outlook for Caribbean and Central America tourism over the next year, which is higher than the numbers recorded in November 2008 and March 2009, according to KPMG's 2010 Caribbean Region Financing Survey. In that report, The Bahamas led a list of top three markets in the region that financial institutions were willing to lend to. The country was closely followed by Barbados and Bermuda in the first category, with the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Southeast Mexico and Jamaica in the second and third levels. The Bahamas also was listed in the top of countries that were markets of interest for future possibilities. There was no such indication in this year's report. Advertise in The Nassau Guardian TODAY TODAY TODAY CALL 302-2300 302-2301 302-2302 AND RECEIVE RESULTS TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW
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FINDOVER 1000ITEMS To place an ad, call:302-2309To subscribe, call:302-2300 IN TODAYÂSNassau Guardian CLASSIFIEDS MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 001 REAL ESTATE 2 bedrm, 2.5 bth,west bay St. Hill top ocean view condos for Sale, $275,000. 424-2987 or 393.-2864 APPRAISALS Salco Real Estate Call Sally Hutcheson Ph: 328-6672 / 357-8106 BRAND NEW 4PLEX For Sale Faith Ave. Fully rented. Ph:328-2083 for more info COMMERCIAL PROPERTYon Carmicheal Rd. 90x100 appraised value $285,000 Ph:361-1663 for more info DOLLAR IN deed is all you need Ph :904-772-8031 EXECUTIVE STYLE townhouses in Monastery Par appraised value $560,000 Ph 361-1663 for more info FAIRLY NEW triplex for sale asking $290,000. Price neg. Ph: 465-5977 FOR SALE by Owner Duplex lot off Marshall Rd 5,000 sq. ft. All utilities in place $65,000.00 Ph: 427-7002 FOR SALE Nassau East Property 120 ft x 121 ft. 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PROPERTY FOR Sale Yamacraw Beach Estates Lot #315 on the Western side of Yamacraw Beach Drive 8,750 sq ft. asking $95,000Net o.n.o. # 392-4910 or 425-3488 -Mrs. Smith THETIME is now for a great deal 904-772-8031 TOWNHOUSE 2BDRM 11/2bth Perpall Tarck $160,000. 60x280 Gambel Hgts. $150,000. #445-1289 TRIPLEX 70% Complete off Cow-Penn Rd. $190,000 Ph:364-6159 or 423-7940 001 REAL ESTATE TRIPLEX APT 2 bed unites with seperate washing area 61x159 lot appliance incl. $415.000 No down payment for qualified persons Ph:525-7176 020 WANTS TO SHARE SINGLE PERSON Needed to share furn 2bd. apt. All util incld. $120p/w, $240 to move in. Ph: 395-4506 025 FOR RENT ### 1Bed 1 bth Apt C/air, fridge, stove, water incld. Quiet area. Near Vennice Bay $700 p/m Ph:432-0686 ###1 BEDROOM Apt a/c, bars, & water incld. $550m Off Gladstone Rd., Effic. Off Gladstone Rd., light,water, incl. $500pm. Call:428-1132 or 556-8083 ###2 Bedrm Apts. $700p/m East of Faith Ave. Hunts Close Ph: 395-7596 ###OAKESFIELD/ DAVIS ST.1 Bedrm/1bth, Semifurn. Water incld. $500p/m +$300 s/d Call: 445-0165 ##1BDRM APT Off CW Saunders HW. semi furn Enclsd yrd. S/bars, water incld. $650m 1st, last + s/d No pets. Ph: 325-8195 or 426-8963 ##LOVE BEACH HOME Gated 3 Bed 2 Bath, Furn. Enclosed Garden, Beach Across Road. $1,800. Ph: 457-4911 ##South. 1bd/bth furn Apts. $200w/$850m Water, light, gas, etc., $875 To move in Ph: 323-1816,434-8379 (1) Efficiency furnished. Imperial Park All utilities included. $500p/m. + $300 s/d Ph: 364-8376 (2) 1BEDRM APT. Sherwood Dr. San Succi off Prince Charles Dr. Fridge, stove & water incld. $550p/m Ph: 341-1776 556-9024 or 429-9065 (2) 1bedroom Efficiency #1 Semi Furnished all utilities incl. Ph:324-1633 (H) 565-2438 (C) #2 Furninshed w/water,cable,Phome,Etc Ph:3611447 (H) Mon-Fri after5pm 556-6945 any time ***1 BED Efficiency $425p/m AC, East St. North. Furn & light incld. Ph:356-2109 or 359-1422 **1BDRM APT. Sandilands Village Rd. Furn.light incld. $550p/m. Ph: 359-1422 356-2109 1 & 2BDRM APT. South Beach Hampton Ave.partially furn. a/c $700 & $900p/m 1st, last + s/d Ph: 392-3463/ 535-5483 1 BED Apt Loc: Carmicheal Rd. a/c, water, fridge & stove. $575.p/m. Ph:422-4866 1 BED Apt, Golden Isles Rd. Water & light $500 p/m, 1st, last + $300 s/d #433-8068 / 361-2177 1 BED Furn Apt Garden Hills #1 All utilities incl. # 341-2673 Mon-Fri after 6pm & Sat & Sun. any time 025 FOR RENT 1 BED, 1 bath. C/air, C/fans, water incld. Claridge Rd. $500p/m or semi furnish is $550p/m Ph:393-0483 1 BED/1 bath apt. Semi $500 per/mth + $350 sec. dep. Loc. South Beach Ph: 364-7113 1 BEDRM Apt Summer Haven, a/c, & water incld $550 p/m Call: 359-3938 (d) 1 BEDRM Apt. Off Pineyard Rd Seabreeze. fridge stove, A/c, c/fans water. $525pm. 1st, last + $400 s/d. No pets #364-2448 after 5pm 1Bedrm Apts for rent, Water, light, cable & internet incld. New & very spacious. Seven Hills. $700pm Call:449-5539 or 361-4933 1 BEDRM furnished Caribbean Gdns, Pref. male. No children. Water incld. $600 p/m Call: 424-0778, 424-5175, 364-2188 evenings 1 BEDRM Furnished Apt. Wilmacs Pharmacy Building. #55 Collins Ave. Ph. 322-8888, 325-2891 1 EFFICIENCY Kennedy Sub. $150 weekly. All utilities included. 1 bedrm Apt. semi-Furn all utilities incld. Call 364-8502 or 357-7154 1 SPACIOUS 1BED 1bth, Apt. Unison Rd, Carmichael Rd, water incl. $475 pm. 1st & last + $300 sec. Ph: 362-2841, 425-7762 1&2 BEDRM Spacious Apts, c/fans, water, s/bars incld. 1st, last + s/dep Call for details 341-7569 1BD FURN Apt. $650 Off Pine Barren Rd $500 dep. Water,A/c, c/fan,quiet area Public trans & laundrymat near by. Ph: 525-8927 1BDRM APT Spacious frontrm set, blinds, water, light, cable, fridge, stove .$700 p/m 1st. & last +sec Ph: 556-4938 or 392-0594 1BdrmApt semi-furn. Parkgate Rd. With fridge & stove. No utilities incld $550 p/m Ph 422-6611 1BDRM APT. fridge, stove, blinds, water, light, gas & cable incld. $650p/m 1st,last + $350s/d. Ph: 361-1559 455-8330 1BDRM APT. fully furn. cable, a/c, water incl. $600p/m 1st+lst 400 sec. Ph: 395-0788/ 225-0673 1BDRM EFFINC. off Bacardi Rd. fridge, stove, microwave, light, water, cable & a/c. $625p/m. Ph: 364-6495 1BDRM EFFINC. Soldier Rd. water, light & cable incld $575p/m Ph: 394-1922 448-1810 1BDRM SEMI furn, Spacious, stove & fridge $550p/m College Gdns. off Prince Charles #6766732 1Bdrm Spacious unfurn Garden Hills #2 util.incld, phone avail $550p/m, Ph: 327-5708 or 424-5708 1BDRMAPT Semi-furnCarmicheal Rd. s/bars c/fans, a/c, Water incld. $550p/m + 1st & last & s/d Ph: 341-6997 025 FOR RENT 1BED 1bath fully FURN ., c/air. Ocean view $900 p/m Cable Beach, West Bay St. Ph:427-0775 1BED Apt. $550 p/m water incld. Bernard Rd. Ph: 361-4716 or 434-9481 1BED UNFURNApt. Lincoln Blvd. $450p/m. Water, Phone lines cable incl. 1-Brand-new Bedrm Apt. Unfurn, water incld.soilder Rd $550p/m 393-8728 1BED w/light,water + Tv 175p/w or $700 2bed w/light & water cable $700pm or 200p/w Ph: 325-7824 1BED,1BATH UNFURN Apt. water, b/bars, a/c. Freddie Munnings Sub. $525p/m. Ph: 364-1761 1BED AptSoldier Rd.& 1bed house Crooked Island St. $500p/m Office/Shop nearArawakCay$1,500p/m. Space For (50) cars Near the Hilton Hotel Property Carmicheal Rd West 200x500 Ph:325-8083 1BEDRM 1BATH Furn. Effic. Off Carmichael Rd. Light, water incl. $575p/m. Call 454-5267, 362-2124 2 BDRM Apt. Semi-furn c/air, washer & dryer $750pm. McKinney Dr Ph: 467-4747 2 BED 1 bath Faith Gardens $650p/m Ph: 341-4502 or 392-4636 2 BED 1 bth $650 p/m, Apt for rent, New Hope Drive. 1st, last + $500 s/dep Call: 392-7303 2 BED 1 bth Apt Kool Acres, Fox Hill. Partially furn, s/bars, A/c, $700p/m, 1st, & last mth req. Ph: 361-7621 / 424-2171 2 BED 1 bth, Malcolm Allotment Off Nassau Village C/air, s/bars. encl. property $700 p/mth. Water incld Call: 362-2875/ 395-4041 2 BED Apt. good location, no kids, no pets. $650 p/m & 1st & last month + security. Ph 326-0793 2 BEDRM 1 bath Apt. off Joe Farrington Rd. C/fan, a/c, carpet, water incl. $750p/m + $500 sec. Ph. 525-8407 anytime. 2-2BED, 1BATH apt. $750 mthly, sec. dep. $300, Ph: 525-7417 or 392-4305 2BD 1BTH opp BFM Fdg/stv,c/air,water,b/b, clean quiet person No pets/ $750 Ph:361-7326 2bd, 1bth Unfurn, Garden Hills#3 (Off Independence HW) water & light incld. $775p/m. Ph: 427-0962 or 357-9645 2BD,2BTH APT Upstairs sittingrm, livingrm, dining rm, wooden deck washer, dryer fridge, stove.Beautiful sea view quiet location, water incld. $1,200 p/m Yamacraw Shores Must See! Ph: 376-0879 or 326-1784 for details: 2BDRM HOUSE Miami St. $400p/m. Ph: 361-2716 341-2387 2BDRM, 2BTH Fully furn. apt. Stapledon Grdns, c/air, washer, dryer, & water incld. $1,000p/m 1st & last +s/d. Ph: 225-8401, 636-9035, 443-1147 025 FOR RENT 2bed A/C apt off Golden Isles Rd water incl. Ph 341-5286 2BED 1BATH House Marathon Est. $700p/m 1st & Last + security Ph: 322-5125 or 434-9052 2BED APT Millars Heights c/air c/fan, water incl. s/scree.$ 700p/m 1st & Last +$400s/d Ph: 558-7578 or 428-7758 2BEDROOM APT. Sea Breeze Bay Lily Drive Fully furn. light, water & cable incld. $850 Ph: 324-0929, 395-3419 3 BED, 1-BATH HOUSE Homestead Avenue off Minnie St, enclosed yard, quiet area, $675/mth, first/last,sec,$650. Tel:325-7313/359-0138 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths, 1 bedroom living quarters, kitchen, livingroom, dinning-room, car garage & back Patio. Ph:1-242-324-5839 or 1-242-324-6630 3BDRM 2BTH furn house Tropical Gardens. Ph: 357-4447 or 454-6670 for more info. 4-EFFICIENCYFURN., (Seabeach), Cable Beach, Utilitiesincuded.$900.p/mor $ 225p/w Ph: 325-3170 AREA OF Wendys Mackey St. North 2 bed furn & semi-furn. & 1 bed furn. Ph: 431-9629 323-5123. BACARDI RD. 2 bedrm, 2bath.Furn.Apt.$680p/m. Tall Pines 2bedrm,2bath unfurn $650p/m BELOTT RD. 2bdrm,1bth apt. b/bars, a/c units, c/fans, stove. fridge, yard enclsd. & water incld. $750p/m 1st,last req.Ph: 356-5143 after 6:30pm BRAND NEW1 BED APT. Fox Hill, b/bars, $450p/mth 1st & last mth. Call 324-1007 or 376-8971 BRANDNEW 1 BED APTS Bacardi Rd. fridge, a/c, cable, encld yard, water inclu. $575 p/m 1st, last + $300 s/d. Call 362-0514 558-6513 or 456-9885 BRAND NEW 1Bdrm Apt Hanna Rd. out East fridge, stove a/c, c/fans, water incld. $650 p/m 1st, last+$400s/d. # 565-0635 BRAND NEW Duplex off Bacardi Rd. 2bd 1bth Incls: fridge, stove, washer, c/air, water & s/doors.#429-0197 BRAND NEW Very Spacious 1 Bed Apt $700 p/m $550 s/dep Lumumba Lane East Off Joe Farrington Rd. B/bars, A/C, c/fans, lg. walk in closet, Quiet neighbourhood. Water, & cooking gas incld. No pets, no kids Call: 376-1237 CABLE BCH Small furn Efficen. c/fans, utils incld. $650 + $350 dep, A/c available Ph: 327-7847 CABLE BCH : Furn, 1Bed/1Bth condo/phone, internet, cable, laundry, alarm & pool. $1,300 pm water incl. Call: 362-7008 & 327-3794 Ms. Lightbourn COMMERCIAL BUILDING w/ fenced in yard for rent. or lease needminor repairs Ph:395-4891 025 FOR RENT CABLE BEACH Spacious 2 Bedrm Apt, $1,200, AVAILABLE NOW Fully furnished, equipped, inet wired. Beach & pool rights. Near stores, bus stop, Great value. Saraband Court. Call: 327-7785 CABLE BEACH MANOR Lg. Oceanfront 2 bed,up great view $1,800, 1-bdrm poolside up $1,200Right on an exc. beach, pool. Congenial, attractive setting & ambiance. Good sec., night watchman. Fully furn. & equipped, a/c, cable TV, cable, laundry, guest lounge w/books, free tel. I-net wired, water, gas incl. Great location, near shops, bus stop. Call 327-7785 now COMMERCIAL SPACE. FOR RENT !!!! $500p/m 1st, last + $500s/d Ph 468-7452 or 326-3317 CONSTITUTION DR. Boyd Subd 2 BEDRM. Water, a/c, washer, dryer, fridge & stove incld $700pm. 1st & last +$500 sec. req Now available. 341-8281 or 376-2243 COWPEN RD. West 1 bed 1bath Apt. water, ac, b/ bars, fridge stove No pets. Single professional only $575p/m $400 s/dep Tel: 454-0267 EFFICIENCY APT, Seabreeze Ests utilities incl,b/b, a/c, fully furnished. $575. p/m Call:324-3835 EFFICIENCY for rent Pinewood Gdns utilities Incld.110p/w Ph:362-5210, 544-2526, 426-8594 EFFICIENCY for rent. Fire Trail, $575 p/m + $200 s/d furn, A/c, all utilites incld Ph: 535-4545 EXCELLENT SPACIOUS1 & 2 bdrm apt #38 Lobster Ave. Golden Gates #1. A/c, c/fans, s/ screens, water incl. $500p/m & $650p/m Ph : 341-5562 FURN. RM. for rent $250, water incld. Windsor Place, Single person, Jamaican Only.#393-0798, 429-4257 FURN. ROOM in Private home. Light, water & cable. $120wkly. No kids/ pets. Ph:325-0081 or 432-2805 FURNISHED efficiency apt. $600p/m Fire trail Rd. Ph: 535-4545 or 364-3339 Gorgeous 4bd,4bth home. Furn, alarm encld pool, quiet area West 362-5375/ 322-9314 / 455-7737 Hair & Nail booths For rent hair @ 150p/w & Nails@ $100p/w for more info Ph: 3413178 or 525-3412 LARGE 1 Bedrm Unfurnish Apt. bedrm, livingrm & kitchen seperate. Water incld. Constitution Dr. Boyd Rd. $500 Call: 324-7228 MARATHON ESTATES Large 2 bed unfurn. apt. $795 p/mth 1st, last & $600 sec. Ph: 327-7847 MEETING ROOM Suitable for Seminars, Meetings or Church Groups 324-4625 NEW 3BD, kitchen, bath. Contact for more info: 323-2813 025 FOR RENT Nail booths $100 & Hair booths $150 @ Distinctive Hair Plam Tree Ave. Ph:392-3514 NEW 2BED APT semi furn off Blue Hill Rd and Gamble Hights $700p/m Ph: 434-0601 NEW FURNISHED efficiency blue hill heights all utilities incld + phone, cable & gas.. Ph:341-3779 or 376-3768 NEW-2BD,1.5BTH TH apt. off Johnson Rd. Inclds; fridge, stove, c/fans, s/bars, water $1,100p/m ,1st,last+$500s/d. Ph: 324-1774 557-3990 NEWLY BUILT 3bed 2bath House w/Washer/Dryer .Enclosed yard Blinds in all rooms $1,200p/m which incl. First & Last month rent,S/D is an additional $600 Located off Charles Sunders Highway heading towards Sea Breeze Light Ph 392-3527 ,431-6895 or 436 -1687 serious inquires only NEWLY BUILT Spacious 1bed apt off Cowpen Rd Water, Cable, a/c & Gas incld. $550p/m $400 sec. deposit Ph: 376-7539 NICELY FURN Rooms near Bay St. All Utilities Incld.Starting @ $125p/w 525-8069 or 327-8271 325-3939, 357-4214 OFF SOLDIER Rd. lg unfurn 2&1 Bed apts $695 p/m & $595p/m. Water incl. $400 sec. Ph: 327-7847 OFFICE STORAGE SPACEFor Rent. $800p.m East Bay + York St. Ph: 432-6830 SpaciousFurnished Efficiency light & water only $180p/w s/d $300 Ph 392-6038 PROSPECT RIDGE 2 Bed 2Bth Units, Fully furnished, Central a/c, pool $1,400p/m 1st month & security. # 467-5030 ROOM FOR rent Yellow Elder, light, water & cable incl. $125 p/w No Kids. Call 326-2833 ROOMS FOR Rent Cable, water & light incd. Starting @ $100p/w Call: 394-6494 SHOP/ OFFICE Space Burger Barn on main Carmichael Road. # 341-5286 SPACES for rent $700 & $700p/m light & water incld # 328-2229 or 436-0832 SPACIOUS SEMIfurnished NAIL SALON for rent Utilities. incld $700m Ph:328-2229 or 465-6742 SPACIOUS 1 bedrm, 1 bath, brand new, water incld. $600p/m, 1st & last s/d. Ph:432-1548/466-2008 SPACIOUS 1BED Apt. a/c, s/bars, wat incl, encl yard, $550pm+s/d.Carmcheal Rd.Ph: 362-2520/535-1915 SPACIOUS 2bd1bth Unfurn $600p/m Ac & water incld.Lumumba Lane. Quiet area. 1st, last req. Small kids #364-3339 TOWN COURT Apt, furnished 1 bedrm, 1 bath, 24 hrs Security. $870p/m. Ph:477-6453 or 364-0361 025 FOR RENT SPACIOUS 2BDRM, 1bth apt. off Fire Trail Rd. inclds: water, fully furn c/air,No pets/kids $900p/m. Serious inq. # 341-8249 SPACIOUS FURN bdrm, kitchen, bath, AC bars. Boatswain Hill, Carmichael Rd. West, $600p/m + $400s/d. light, water & cable incld. Ph: 361-1151 565-8018 STAPLEDON GARDENS Apartment. Air conditioned, security screens, fenced in, fridge, electric stove, kitchen, living/dining, 2 bebrooms. $740p/m 1st & last month $530 security. Tel:393-1735 or 457-0581 STORE/OFFICE SPACE For Rent in prime location Carmichael Rd. Serious Inq. Only Ph: 362-2875 362-2210 Studio APT, Unfurn. light, water & incld, encl. premises. Joe Farrington Rd. $400p/m 1st, last+sec. Ph 364-5188, 556-0860 UNFURNISHED STUDIO, 1bedrm unfurn. 2 bedrm. unfurn. Apt, furn room fo r rent.393-2134 /468-7444. WATERFRONT HOUSE-Cable Beach: Prestigiousfully furnished, well appointed, 3 Bedrm 21/2bth 2 store y house on West Bay St. facing ocean view of Cable Beach Strip. Swimming pool & well groomed yard with lots of patios on property 12,700 sq.ft. Upstairs sun deck facing ocean. 100ft from beach. Rental price neg with suitable person Ph: 325-6414 422-4480 WEST BAY St. Waterfront Excutive / style full furm duplex apts : 2 bed 2bath $2,500 1bed 1bath $1,300 located on large lot 13,000 sqft with swimming pool & lots of patio space for outdoor living Sale price $695.000 (net) Direct with owner Ph: 325-6414 or 422-4480 WEST WINDS 2 bed 1 bath apt in gated community, safe with alarm sys. Amenities area: tennis court, park & swimming pool, $1,000p/m semi furn Ph:327-0043 or 376-7378 035 BUSINESS FOR SALE *EXISTING RETAIL grocery business for sale with strong customer base in high trafiic area *Existing bonded agreements *Existing line of credit and supply chain *Off site security *Company vehicle *For serious inquiries contact 373-7384, 328-5508 040 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HAIR BOOTH for rent. High traffic area. Macke y St. Ph: 357-4625 TAKE CONTROL of you r Finances. Choose you r hours, income and rewards. Call: 465-8259
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BUSINESS LICENCEFIRST TIME & OTHER SERVICES, 394-2817, 9AM-5PM CAREFREECARPETCLEANING*Dirty furniture? Sofa $75, Arm chair $40, Love seat $55*Dirty car seat? room under*Dirty Carpet? 150 sq. ft. $35*If we cant clean it throw it away. Fast drying. Like new! Tel: (242) 325-5108, Tel/Fax:(242) 362-1444 Handyman Ready to work, painting, woodworking, etc & really affordable Ph: 467-2224 or 456-7776 HAVE YOUR House roof Shingled for a Low Price Large Roof or Small Roof Ph: 361-5663 or 425-7818 HOT SPECIAL!!!, get your hair braided, Rope twist, shingles, weaving, bonding, & locks. Afro twist & corn row. Cheapiest prices in town. # 467-4872 & 364-9191 M&M IMPORT & Export New & Used Car Sales. Kennedy Sub Division. No down payment needed with Salary deduction, Hotel Government Security officers, etc. Job letter, payslip, NIB card 24 hours approval. Ph: 326-1057 544-7220 NEED BUSINESSPlans? 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Ph: 357-9645 427-0775 02 DODGE Neon in great condition. $3,000 o.n.o. Ph 467-6323 04 JAGUAR X-Type, $6,500 Ph:364-6159 or 423-7940 08 HONDA accord, low miles, very clean. $7,800 & 07 Nissan Maxima, leather seats, sun roof. $6,500. Financing available. ph:454-5771 1994 SUNNY 17 inch rims asking $2,500 ono Ph: 454-1687 394-7310 2000 ORIGINAL Maxima Rims 5 wholes $500 97 S/Shift Maxima $1,900 o.n.o. Ph565-0819 2003FORD TAURUS excellent condition CD, AC, Fully Loaded. Asking $5,500 ono. Ph: 433-3032 91Lexus LS 400 $3,500 o.n.o. Chevy 1,500 pickup truck $3,000 o.n.o. Ph:323-4477 94TOYOTA COROLLA $1,300 o.n.o. in runs good Ph: 323-5355 or 326-8869 or 455-9119 95DODGE PLYMOTH Caravan $1,000 obo needs transmission. Ph: 431-0220 445-0255 95HONDA ACCORD in good cond,AC, pwr. wdws. s/roof. Gold/ Champaign ext.. $2,500 ono 426-7858 96TOYOTAWINDOM $1,700, Low Price For Quick Sale. 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Ph: 677-9616 AN EXCLUSIVE Salon in busy area now has fully air conditioned & spacious booths available for rent. Beautician $100p/w, Nail Tech $90, Barber $90 a must see to appreciate. Comm. avail with a clientele. Ph: 328-0099 434-6788 AVONDesign your own successful career, become an Avon Representative free and earn up to 50% commission Sign up today Call: 361-5465 BUS DRIVER Wanted for Route 10. Please call: 558-1625 CHEF/COOK NEEDED. Required is ,health/ police certificate & customer friendly services. Call: 393-5714 or 359-1236 CLEANING LADY needed For Store twice a day 7days a week Salary $175p/w Ph : 328-8182 COUPLES Celebrate your anniversary this year, qualify for 2 days Trip/Dinner Party, Applications $25. Ph: 445-1737 CREATE YOUR Successful Future by becoming an Avon Representative and earn up to 50% commission .Sing up Free today Ph:676-3969 or 426-7468 CUSTOMER SERVICE Representative needed Computer literate Excellent Personality ,e-mail resume to:customerservice242@h otmail.com Experienced Sales person needed for growing local & international company. Salary commission based-neogotiable. Must have Transportation. Cross training aboard, Send resumes to email@example.com 090 HELP WANTED Farm Labourer/Gardener needed to live and work on farm land in Exuma. $180 p/w. PH: 1242-345-6107 or 524-6330 FOREIGN INSTITUTION needs 1 driver/Chauffeur ( should havea valid drivers License, clean Police certificate). Pls forward resume and copy of Document noted above to: brasembnassua@yahoo. com.br Subject Â Chauffer/Driver HANDY MAN needed to do odd job and assist in construction and maintenance of Tire repair shop Serious inquires only Ph: 470-1704 HANDYMAN NEEDED. $30per day Ph: 325-8083 HOUSEHOLD HELPER Needed. Please Call: 324-3679 JOB TRAINING Programs Quickbooks Accounting Business Management Receptionist/Warehouse Computers (MS Word, etc) Office Procedures/Mgmt Human Resource Mgmt. Marketing/Telemarketing Customer Service/ Saleswww.markturnquestconsulting.comTel:326-6748/427-3640 JOBS AVAILABLE for (1) Administrative Assistant (knowledge of Quick books) (1) Air condition Tech. (must know ductworks), Accounts Secretary (2) carpet cleaners, (1)professional salesman & sales lady, cashiers, cooks, maids & food servers Call: 455-1338 JOHNSON AUTO Seeking Bodyman with experience and auto repairman. Must be able to do framework, bodywork, & repairs. Also salesperson position available for clothing store. Serious Inquirers only. Apply. Ph: 677-4965 677-5390 or 676-4222 LIVE-IN CARE taker to care for the elderly & light house work. Preferably age 40 & above, male or female. Ph:362-0514 or 558-6513 MALE SECURITY OFFICERS Â€ Only Men 25 yrs and over & must have Â€Clean Police Record Â€Security experienced a must Â€Able bodies person Â€Must be able to work shifts Call: 393-7206 MANAGER NEEDED for small resort in Cat Island. Ph: 394-1338 427-4611 Mature housekeeper needed Ph: 422-5777 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Security Officers Interested in a new & exciting career, were looking for you. Position available for Security Officers. No experience necessary. Training available. Applicants must: Â€Mature Males Must be Bahamian Â€Be able to work flex shifts Â€ First 4 pages of Passport Â€6 passport Photos, Police Record, Â€ N.I.B.Card Â€ Excellent Opportunity Call 324-8408 for more info SALES GIRL for Clothing Store. Must be Neat, mature reliable & customer friendly. Apply @ Y Cares Bahama Ave. 090 HELP WANTED REISS ENGINEERING is currently seeking qualified engineers for on-going and upcoming Bahamas projects. Please see our website or call 394-5544for further details. www.Baha masEngineer.com. START MAKINGMONEY ONLINE TODAY Free To Join No Investment Requried To Cash out Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMER CAMPCounsellors Wanted Must be fun, creative, and nurturing. Email resume to: child email@example.com TRAVEL AGENT needed (perks include Traveling the World & Making Big Bucks) Ph:431-4243 VOLUNTEER NEEDED for Christian Organization. Ph: 364-5152 (evenings) or 427-4611 Wanted Immediately 1-Auto Electrical Technician to diagnose & repair all types of electrical problems on all types of vehicles. Ph: 326-6925 or 322-8517 WAREHOUSE WORKER, A/C technician, Estimator, Ductman. Ph:394-3569 WELDER Must be 28yrs or older with at least 8yrs Welding experience. Must be able to burn L.H. welding rods in overhead, vertical & flat position. Must be able to work without supervision & supervise helper at the same time. Salary depends on qualification & work ethics. Serious enquiry only, no trainees, no lazy workers!! Call 328-8851 WORK FROM home Earn $354.97 per week www.melcashprofits.com YOUNG MAN to work in bedding and appliance store. Must be mature & reliable Call 328-4742 100 POSITION WANTED EXPERIENCED SECRETARY Seeking Position. Reliable, Honest, Sociable, Organized. Good computer skills. Excellent English and typing Skills. email: firstname.lastname@example.org FEMALE WITH papers seek Live-In/Out job, to take care of the Elderly Ph: 325-7881 or 468-4413 MATURE RELIABLE Lady seeks job as housekeeper, days work, taking care of the elderly or pick up & drop off kids. Ph: 324-8796 455-6221 MATURED WOMAN looking for live-in/out to care for Elderly/Children or days work. Call: 327-5670 SEEKING DUTIES As Registered Nurse part-time, Ph: 556-8110 serious inq. only PRIVATE UPSCALEIsland Resort looking for motivated, energetic, drug-free, positive & reliable people to join our team. Various Positions Include: Assistant Manager Couple (a couple with 2+ experience running a LUXURY RESORT, 5+ yearsexperience and a strong background of 5 star F&B management, and the following skills:Construction man100 POSITION WANTED agement, creating and following budgets, experienced in P/L evaluation and budgeting, organized, computer literacy in Word, Excel and Quickbooks, college degree preferred. This is a non-stop role and requires total commitment and pro-activity Â… if you are interested and fit all of the above qualifications, please e-mail us email@example.com a more details Job Description and Requirements. Assistant for Animal Facilities / Back-up Maintenance (4+ years experience involved in either working in and or constructing an upscale Animal Facility, as well as overall resort maintenance experience.Position requires knowledge of all construction of animal containment areas, fences, cages, etc. (so person must have a strong background in CAD).Must have knowledge of squirrel monkey habitats, containment, as well as hydraulics and machinery (back-hoe, dump truck).Would be preferred, but not required, knowledge of maintenance of generators,water filtration systems, sewage pumps and systems, incinerators, and boat engines. Staff Chef (must have 1+ years of experience cooking quality food for 20+ persons).Must be able to follow recipes and menus.Position required a strong person who can enforce the rules of the kitchen onto fellow employees in a friendly and positive manner.Honesty, and reliability is key.Person must live on-island, housing and meals provided. College Interns for our Credit Training Program for Learning and Education. Vet or Wildlife Students Work with our 11 flighted green-wing and blue and gold macaws. We will pay for training with one of the top bird handlers in the world, however, at least 2 years of college for vet or wildlife focus is required. Internship positions will be in 6 month slots. Position available immediately. Internship for learning and education. A weekly $250 per diem will be paid to the student + training, housing and travel costs. Culinary Arts Students Must be senior year students with previous chef experience at High Scale Resorts. Position available starting in July. Internship for learning and education. A weekly $250 per diem will be paid to the student + training, housing and travel costs. Hotel Management Students Must be senior year students with previous management experience at remote or 5 star resorts. Position available starting in July. Internship for learning and education. A weekly $250 per diem will be paid to the student + training, housing and travel costs. We also have full and part-time positions available for: Maintenance, Boat Mechanics, Jet Ski Mechanics, Golf Cart Me100 POSITION WANTED chanics, Plumbers, Electricians, Housekeeping, Landscaping, Laundry, Masons, &F&B Servers, Bartenders. If interested in any of the above positions, please fax or e-mail your resume with cover letter, copy of your national insurance card (if Bahamian), current police record, and current certificate of good health to the contact info. below.Fax (702) 920-8765 email:firstname.lastname@example.org om.Once all the above documentation is received, we will set-up interviews if we feel that you qualify for a position we are trying to fill.If you have a great resume, but we do not have a particular position open for you, we will hold your resume and call you if a job opens up. 115 TUITION 10 WEEKS Nail course!! Kit included Day & night classes : 362-2423 or 558-0281 B.G.C.S.E Special Classes Accounts & Economics Get last Minute Preparation for 2011 Exams Ph: 364-1668 HAIR CLASSES. Cutting, Weaving & High Fashion Styles. Register NOW.Nail &Hair Booths for rent. Natasha Ph: 361-8523/ 467-4620 HELP! why is my child a struggling reader ,and what can I do ? Fast Start reading intervention is guaranteed to improve your child reading level in 6weeks Ph: 364-5817 or 436-6456 INSTITUTE OF Business and Commerce Approved by Min. of Education and Dept. of Public Service Tel: 324-4625 MAY / JUNE COURSES Quickbooks Accounting Office Procedures/ Mgmt. Business Start Up/ Mgmt. Human Resource Mgmt. Receptionist Customer Service / Sales MS Word / Excel / etc. Marketing / Warehousewww.markturnquestconsulting.comTel:326-6748, 427-3640 SUMMER PIANO Fun at Bahamas School for Piano Studies Â… a school with a reputation for obtaining excellent results.Preparation given for theory and practical Royal Schools of Music Examinations. Call: 322 3545 for afree on line brochure and information. 190 ARTICLES FOR SALE 1BOARD ROOM table with chairs $800 ,1 Set high end Office Furniture hard wood $850,1Lg Copy Machine $875, 1 2000Gal water Container $1,200 ,1 Fridge @ 2 yr. old $500 ,Used scotsMan Ice machine $400 Ph: 361-5663 or 425-7818 1KING SZ bd, $150, 1 dbl bd $80, 2 book shelves $40 & $100, 3 kitchen stools $30, 1 chester draw $70. Prices neg. Ph: 362-0881, 465-5765 190 ARTICLES FOR SALE 30ÂŽSTOVE$250 APT sz 20ÂŽ stove $200, Apt sz fridge $300 & 4ft freeze r $250 Sm freezer $200 3ft cooler $250 Ph: 466-1919 / 465-1280 New & Used furniture on Blue Hill Rd opp. NIB. Store wide Blow-out Sale. 4 Days! Frontroom sets, Bedrm set, king sz Seal y mattress & box spring onl y fridge,stove, washer/ drye r TV. Ph 465-1538 DELL INSPIRARTION Laptop 2 Windows 7. $1,150 ono. Ph: (242) 467-7611 DIGITAL DJ Turn Tables $400,Digitsl Movie Projector $300 ,100 count cigerette lighter $15 per box Ph: 454-7789 DO YOU want to pass the C.P.A exam, buy a complete set of Becker cds TODAY. $2000 o.n.o. Ph:477-7720 FOR SALE 5pc.full sz. bdrm set Solid Wood extra drwas @ bottom of bed $1,500. Qu. sz 3pc. bdrm set $800 Ph: 357-3526 FOR SALE 2nd Hand Beauty Salon chairs with dryers. Contact : 325-2973 or 322-3052 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR $500 & Laptop $400 or o.n.o. both items like new !! Ph455-7032 FURNITURE FOR sale Dining rm, bdrm, living rm set Ph: 364-4649 O wner L eaving Island 30 gas stove, 18 fridge A/C Ductless 1200btu ,Queen Size bed ,Draws 50lbs Gas Tank ,T.V stand #432-4699 QUEEN BED room Set $1,500 or o.n.o. Ph: 456-3274 serious inquires only, pls. leave message RESTAURANT FRON T Counter $150, Breakfast Nook, 2 Formica Wooden Tables. Ph: 341-4446 SONY 40 full HDTV $1,200, Sony Blu-Ra y Player $200 ,Viewsonic 19 Computer screen $150, ,94Ford Explorer $4,000 Ph: 364-2810 USED FURNITURE Fo r Sale White Family Size Fridge $200, White apt Sz Stove $100 ,2 single Bed @ $75 each 3 Piece coffee table set (brown) $75 ,2 TV $80 each, 1 gold console & matching class $100 Ph: 392-5403 205 PETS FOR SALE PERSIANS KITTENS fo r Sale, Serious inquiries only. Alexis @ 427-0040 or 364-4548 It Pays to Advertise in The Nassau Guardian P.O. Box N3011 Phones: 302-2300/1/2 FINDOVER 100CARS To place an ad, call:302-2309To subscribe, call:302-2300 IN TODAYÂSNassau Guardian CLASSIFIEDS
By CHRISTINA REXRODE AP Business Writer JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Â„ Saturday's abrupt end to the special legislative session has almost certainly doomed Alaska's coastal management program. It resulted in a capital budget higher than Gov. Sean Parnell had indicated he'd be willing to accept, and raised questions about whether all sides would be able to work together to tackle the major issues that will be facing the state next year. "I don't think it's all that unusual to have a messy end" to a session, said Steve Haycox, a University of Alaska Anchorage history professor who's observed Alaska politics for decades. "But there's less to celebrate this time than normally." After 117 days of meeting Â„ including the regular and special sessions Â„ the GOP-led House decided enough was enough and adjourned out from under the Senate. Parnell refused Senate requests to try to stop them. The House move was strategic and bold. No chamber can adjourn for more than three days without the other side's consent. But since Tuesday marked the official end of the 30-day session, the House could adjourn Saturday without the risk of being called back. The move also avoided a conference committee on the capital budget, which Speaker Mike Chenault feared would have resulted in the entire budget being reopened for debate and would have hung up again on the same arguments that led to the initial impasse between the House and Senate and to the special session. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said after adjourning that he didn't "feel real good right now," but that he believed the House had done the work it was called to do and did not "cut and run." "In my opinion, if we would've stayed three more days or 30 more days, we would still be in the same position that we were (in) yesterday," he said. Senate President Gary Stevens referred to the House's actions as a "dump and run." He said his chamber took the "high road" in seeking to find a compromise on a budget bill that in total size was comparable to the Senate's version but was structured differently and had some add-on projects. He said the Senate accepted the budget Â„ which it had railed against hours before Â„ because it felt it was the right thing to do for Alaska. The House adjourned after falling one vote shy of passing a compromise on coastal management. For years, rural lawmakers have called for changes to the program to allow those communities greater say in resource development decisions that could affect their way of life, particularly with the future potential for offshore drilling. The current program is set to expire by July 1. Parnell asked the Senate Â„ in a late-night email Thursday Â„ to pass a House version of the bill. It was cast as compromise that would give communities a voice but not let them impede development projects the state deemed to be in Alaska's best interests. Critics said the bill was vaguely written and allowed the state to retain considerable sway. The Senate refused, passing its own version that, among other things, removed definitions for local knowledge and scientific evidence. The conference committee, working off the Senate bill, tinkered with the language and reached what Sen. Bill Wielechowski and other negotiators thought was a compromise that would carry both chambers. Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, was unable to conceal his anger that the House adjourned rather than to try to seek another compromise. Chenault said the Senate rejected an offer to add the changed language to the House bill. Wielechowski said without a program, "the state has lost the ability to get local input, to have local input on these important decisions. We've lost state control." Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel and a member of the House's GOP-led majority, said Sunday that lawmakers routinely rail against the federal government for overreaching and stepping on state's rights. "But on this one," he said, "we're basically sending a memo to the federal government, OK, federal government. Take over." BUSINESS 10THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Business 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.18 1.18 0.000.1550.0807.66.78% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.63 10.63 0.000.0130.200817.71.88% 7.504.40Bank of Bahamas6.91 6.91 0.000.2130.10032.41.45% 0.530.17Benchmark0.18 0.18 0.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.70 2.70 0.000.0470.09057.43.33% 2.201.96Fidelity Bank1.96 1.96 0.000.0160.040122.52.04% 12.008.69Cable Bahamas8.74 8.74 0.001.0500.3108.33.55% 2.852.35Colina Holdings2.55 2.55 0.000.4590.0405.61.57% 7.005.80Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.98 6.98 0.000.4960.26014.13.72% 2.531.86Consolidated Water BDRs2.00 1.92 -0.080.1110.04517.32.34% 2.541.31Doctor's Hospital1.31 1.31 0.000.1070.11012.28.40% 5.994.75Famguard5.40 5.40 0.000.3570.24015.14.44% 9.005.65Finco6.00 6.00 0.000.6820.0008.80.00% 9.858.60FirstCaribbean Bank8.60 8.60 0.000.4940.35017.44.07% 6.004.57Focol (S) 6.00 6.00 0.000.4350.16013.82.67% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.00 1.00 0.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.30 7.30 0.000.0120.240608.33.29% 10.509.80J. S. Johnson9.82 9.82 0.000.8590.64011.46.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.00 10.00 0.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)BAH2999.46 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.00 0.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.00 0.00 52wkHi 52wkLow Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,435.26 | CHG -0.08 | %CHG -0.01 | YTD -64.25 | YTD % -4.28BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017FINDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00 -2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.55731.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.55732.04%6.13%1.535365 3.01852.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.01852.41%4.01%2.952663 1.59761.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.59761.50%4.50%1.580804 3.20252.6384Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.6384-3.01%-13.12% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.50161.08%0.02% 116.5808103.9837CFAL Global Bond Fund116.58080.71%8.38%115.762221 114.1289101.7254CFAL Global Equity Fund114.12892.39%7.89%111.469744 1.16081.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.16081.25%5.20% 1.12141.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.12140.26%4.18% 1.16201.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.16201.12%5.24% 9.99529.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.88910.43%4.27% 11.217310.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 211.49854.04%7.76% 10.42889.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.68136.55%7.65% 8.45104.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.85645.46%11.17% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200730-Apr-11BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 30-Apr-11 31-Mar-11 31-Mar-11CFAL Securities Ltd. 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But the figure remains stubbornly high compared with the pre-crisis norm, likely because of the huge backlog of homes waiting to be foreclosed. The rate of borrowers nationwide who were 60 days or more past due on their mortgage payments fell to 6.19 percent for the three months ended March 31, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion. That was down from 6.77 percent at the same time last year. Delinquency rates were highest in Florida, at 14.37 percent, down from 14.65 percent a year ago, followed by last year's leader, Nevada, at 14.19 percent, down from 15.98 percent. Arizona was next, at 9.14 percent, compared with 10.94 percent in the 2010 first quarter. California, fourth at 8.58 percent, showed the biggest drop of any state in the past year, falling from 10.68 percent. These four states were the hardest hit by the housing meltdown. North and South Dakota continue to have the lowest delinquency rates in the country, at 1.54 percent and 2.53 percent, respectively. South Dakota's rate actually rose, from 2.44 percent last year, one of nine states that saw an increase in late payments compared with last year. The biggest increase was in Maine, where delinquency climbed to 5.04 percent of borrowers, from 4.64 percent in the 2010 first quarter. While the rates in most states and the nationwide rate are down from their peaks, they are still not near the pre-recession normal of around 2 percent, said Tim Martin, TransUnion's group vice president for the U.S. housing market. Nor has the mortgage delinquency rate improved as much as similar statistics for credit cards or auto loans. "It's still a long way from the norm, and not improving as much as some of the other credit types," he said. One reason for the rate to remain stubbornly high is the length of time it takes to foreclose on a house. There are up to 3.7 million seriously delinquent homes in the country, according to some estimates. And foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said last week that processing delays appear to be getting worse. In states like New York, for example, it now takes an average of more than two years for a home to go from the initial stage of foreclosure to being repossessed by a bank. TransUnion's data is culled from 27 million credit reports, representing about 10 percent of all U.S. consumers who actively use some form of credit. If delinquency continues to improve at its current pace, Martin said rates won't return to normal for another 8 years. "It just gives you a sense for how high these rates are, historically speaking, and how far we have to go at this kind of slow improvement pace," he said. TransUnion expects rates to continue drifting down through the rest of the year. Data show that home prices and unemployment are strongly correlated with delinquency. While few mortgages written in recent years are falling into delinquency, Martin noted that housing prices appear to be falling again, which could discourage homeowners with little or no equity in their property from making their payments. In this photo taken April 12, 2011, mechanical Engineer Daniel Ratner demonstrates the StreetView Trike used as a mapping resource by the StreetView team at Google in Mountain View, Calif. Ratner created the prototype for the bicycle in a machine shop created for employees on the company's campus. The ÂGoogle WorkshopsÂŽ are the handiwork of company co-founder Larry Page, who took over as CEO on April 4. His top priority has been making the Internet giant work with the verve and creativity of a garage-bound entrepreneur. AP Phot o Special session ends amid drama; now what?
Bahamas Realty has announced the appointment of Sales Associate Brian Austin, an expansion reinforcing the firm's belief in the strength of the local real estate market and reaffirming its presence as a market leader in The Bahamas. Austin, 27, who worked in the hospitality industry before qualifying to practice real estate in 2008, grew up in Nassau and has closely followed city property trends, but says it's in the Family Islands where property prices are so attractive that Bahamians should Â“run, not walkÂ” to take advantage of investment opportunities. "The most significant positive movement in The Bahamas over the coming decade will be seen in the Family Islands," says Austin, who graduated near the top of his class at C.R. Walker Senior High in Nassau and immediately went to work in the hospitality industry. "For six years, I worked at front offices at top resorts and guests kept asking me, 'If I were going to move to The Bahamas, where should I go?' They treated me as if I were a real estate guru who could see the future. I had always been interested in real estate and I think the frequent questions from visitors reinforced that interest." The more Austin thought about a career change, the more the idea intrigued him. He studied, passed the exam and spent the first two-plus years of his new career with another firm prior to his move to Bahamas Realty. "I realized that I needed growth, and wanted to be aligned with a team of professionals who had a diverse client base and an appreciation of the marriage between technology and real estate," said Austin, who is also a columnist for Bahamas Real Estate & Development Digest. Â“Bahamas Realty has always been ahead of its time in the use of technology from the days that it became the first in The Bahamas to launch a real estate website. The systems here allow me to integrate the latest devices in order to better serve clients." Austin's interest in technology as a tool appealed to Bahamas Realty CEO Larry Roberts. "We bought into PCs long before there was Windows, before there was even DOS, and I remember thinking, 'This is the way of the future.' I can see the same thinking in Brian when he talks about how he wants to employ technology to show property and share his views of The Bahamas," said Roberts. "Brian is also extremely smart, diligent and enthusiastic and it's a joy to see a government school graduate who did not have the benefit of a higher education, do so well through hard work. He's a welcome addition to the Bahamas Realty family." Austin's addition brings to 26 the number of agents and brokers in the firm with divisions in commercial, appraisal, finance and property management, in addition to sales and rentals. Bahamas Realty is an independent firm affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, Luxury Portfolio, WhoÂ’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, CB Richard Ellis and Bahamas MLS. The company celebrated its 62nd anniversary this year. TOKYO (AP) Â„ Sony began restoring its PlayStation Network service in the United States and Europe on Sunday after shutting down the service almost a month ago due to a massive security breach affecting over 100 million online accounts. Restored operations are mainly limited to online gaming, chat and music streaming services. Sony said it aimed to fully restore the PlayStation Network by the end of May. Sony also began Sunday a phased restoration of its Qriocity movie and music services which share the PlayStation Network's server, said Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka. Limited services will also resume in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Middle East, and Sony said it will start restoring the service for users in Asia soon. Sony's PlayStation network is a system that links gamers worldwide in live play. Sony shut it down on April 20 after discovering a hacker attack and said personal data, including credit card numbers, may have been stolen. But the company said Sunday it had not received any reports of the stolen information being used illegally. Kazuo Hirai, chief of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation video game unit, said in a statement that the company has beefed up security measures to protect customers' personal data. He offered "sincere regret" for any inconvenience caused by the network intrusion. While the partial service allows users to enjoy video games and online chat, Sony said consumers still cannot buy video games or other content by using credit cards. "While we understand the importance of getting our services back online, we did not rush to do so at the expense of extensively and aggressively testing our enhanced security measures," Hirai said. Among the 100 million user accounts, Sony said about 92 million can access the limited PlayStation network service. The network serves both the PlayStation video game machines and Sony's Qriocity movie and music services. It is a system that also allows users to upgrade and download games and other content. Sony spokesman Sosuke Kamei said the company's probe into the hacker attack was ongoing. He declined to give details on the investigation. Sony came under heavy criticism over its handling of the network intrusion. Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANBUSINESS 11 Business Sony begins partial PlayStation Network operationBahamas Realty names new agent BRIANAUSTIN
BUSINESS 12THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Business Leonard A. Leadon Registered Pharmacist Soldier Road Senior Citizens & Civil Servants Discounts Experienced Pharmacists Emergency Ordering System Prince Charles Shopping Centre Prince Charles Drive ( Next door to Subway) TEL 393-9432/394-0031 FAX: 394-0723 OPEN: 8 a.m. 10 p.m. Daily (Including Sundays and Holidays) Soldier Road Plaza Soldier Road ( 1 Block west of East Street) TEL 361-0096 FAX: 361-0095 OPEN: 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Daily Carmichael Road (Opposite Checkers) TEL 341-1930 FAX: 341-1931 OPEN: 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Daily (Including Sundays and Holidays) "YOUR HEALTH IS OUR MAIN CONCERN" NR36 Robert L. Sands Registered Pharmacist Jonathan Frazer Registered Pharmacist Bring this ad to our SOLDIER ROAD STORE & R eceive 10% OFF ALL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS PROVIDERS FOR: COLINA ATLANTIC MEDICAL BAHAMA HEALTH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN All Major Credit Cards Accepted P.O. Box EE-16571 (DF55) T O ALL I NDEPENDENT E NTERTAINMENT P ROMOTERS P LEASE BE ADVISED THAT T HE B AHAMAS M USICIANS AND E NTERTAINERS U NION WILL NOT SUPPORT ANY A PPLICATION FOR THE I MPORTATION OF FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT D URING OUR I NDEPENDENCE W EEK (J ULY 5 TH J ULY 12 TH 2011) COME CELEBRATE WITH US! A man watches his cell phone in front of the stock index display of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 6, 2011. Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 1.6 percent to 9,841.85 on Friday, as the yen's recent rise against the greenback threatened to inflict more pain on the country's export sector, which has struggled with destroyed factories, severe parts shortages and power outages since a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11. AP Photo
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For Miller, it is an opportunity to use his and his companyÂs creativity and innovation to showcase the best of The Bahamas Â„ a country that you understand he loves in speaking to him. The chance to harness his talents to share his passion for these islands is one of the things he likes most about what he does. Miller services both international and local clients. For the international client, the company seeks to make the Bahamian experience rewarding and memorable, to the point that they want to come back. The entrepreneur says his company does this through focusing on the people and culture of The Bahamas. When taking care of locally based clients, he wants to ensure that their customers leave with a perception of quality that would encourage future business opportunities for the client. According to Miller, his company is able to accomplish this by tapping into the resources and expertise it has accumulated in its employees. Before he was an entrepreneur, Miller found himself working through the sales side of the hotel industry. He began as a hospitality apprentice at the Wyndham hotel, where he said he was nurtured by Âsales iconÂŽ Charmaine Burrows. He spent a few years between that property and the British Colonial Hilton before being introduced to destination management operations. ÂWithin a few years, I soon determined that this is something I could do, and do well,ÂŽ the entrepreneur said. ThatÂs when he moved forward and started his own destination management company. With the confidence that he could deliver on destination management as a young Bahamian, Miller says that making the decision to do it was not the hard part Â„ Miller does not believe his life and personal or professional paths should be determined by fear. The true challenge for him came in growing a new business during a long and deep recession that hit stopover tourist numbers hard, and group travel business particularly so. Groups can provide solid business for direct marketing companies, often requiring days of events, activities, transportation and a local liaison or two. But Miller and DMC Bahamas survived it, and now he knows his company took the right posture to develop the fledgling business. ÂGrowth was incumbent on the dedication to excellence in everything that we did,ÂŽ Miller said. Now he looks back at accomplishments he may have thought near impossible and draws not only satisfaction but motivation to take his business to new strengths and achievements. Although the young businessman will tell you that most of your experience in the tourism industry is gained hands-on, he says he is proud of his formal start at the Hotel Training College in Nassau, and later matriculation at the Florida International University. But because so much is gained from interaction with guests and understanding how to meet their day-to-day needs, every morning brings a business 101 classroom with it. ÂWe are learning every day and are constantly finding ways to improve what we do and be the best at it in the industry,ÂŽ Miller said. The entrepreneur has also learned to tap into the experience that others have accomplished, with a number of people he can call on for their perspective and expertise. Miller listed industry leaders such as Charmaine Burrows, Desiree Moxey, Robert Sands, Iva Brown, Jermaine Wright and DuQuessa Dean. His number one advisor is a lot closer to home, though. ÂMy strongest and closest advisor is my father, another entrepreneur and one who I look up to, respect and hope to emulate one day,ÂŽ he said. For the broader tourism industry, the reality of competition with our neighbors for the same tourists should never be forgotten. For Miller it means that all Bahamians need to understand the part they have to play in ensuring The Bahamas remains a destination of choice among the alternatives out there. ÂThe challenge is to stay on top, to always be sexy, hot, fresh, modern and welcoming,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhen you take this viewpoint, you can then see how everyoneÂs job is important Â„ from the resort general manager to the sanitation worker. We all have a major responsibility and part to play and I think our biggest challenge is getting every Bahamian to understand that either directly or indirectly they can affect the tourism dollar.ÂŽ Though the industry can be very rewarding, Miller cautions young people considering a career in it to be prepared for sacrifice and to bring some good-old ÂstickabilityÂ with them. He stressed the importance of networking and encouraged building relationships with the great innovators and Âtourism thinkersÂ of today and tomorrow.
BUSINESS 14THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 NOTICE FIDELITY BANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED INVITES TENDERS Fidelity Bank invites offers for the purchase of the following property: All that piece parcel or lot of land being Lot Number 105, YUMA ESTATES SUBDIVISION situate in the Western District of New Providence, Bahamas. Property size: 6,565 sq. ft. The property is being sold under the Power of Sale contained in a First demand Legal Mortgage dated December 10th, 2007 A.D. The Bank will require ten percent of the purchase price upon acceptance of the offer for purchase and the bal ance on completion. All offers in respect of the above mentioned property should be in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Vice President Asset Recovery of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-7502 Nassau, Bahamas and marked Tender #4-0991 Private and Confidential All offers must be received by the close of business on Friday 30th May, 2011. The Bank reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. (M. 5, 9, 16, 23) COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2010 IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00853 Common Law and Equity Division IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 AND ALL THAT tract of land situate on the Southwestern side of the main public road in Hoopers Bay on the Island of Exuma one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on which is situated a pre-school known as ÂTotal Wee Care Day CareÂŽ and other improvements designated as Lot Number Three (3) Hoopers Bay comprising of 5.96 acres and bounded on the North by Queen Highway a public road and running thereon Two Hundred and Eighty-seven and eighty-one hundredths (287.81) feet bounded on the East by a property belonging to one of the Petitioners and running thereon Nine hundred and Thirty-eight and twenty Hundredths (938.20) feet bounded on the South by Lot Number Four (4) and running thereon Two Hundred and ninety-one and fifty-nine hundredths (291.59) feet and bounded on the West by a Road Reservation and running thereon Nine Hundred Forty-six and seventy hundredths (946.70) feet. AND IN THE MATTER OF The Petition of MILTON STRACHAN AND DANIEL STRACHAN NOTICE Milton Strachan and Daniel Strachan claims to be the owners in fee simple of the said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme Court in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act. A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in the following places: a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau; b) The Chambers of Lewis & Longley, East Bay Shopping Centre, Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Petitioner. c) The Notice Board of the Administrator in George Town, Exuma d) The Notice Board of the Justice of the Peace in George Town, Exuma NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the 21st day of June A.D. 2011 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement of his claim on or before the said 21st day of June A.D. 2011 will operate as a bar to such claim. LEWIS & LONGLEY Chambers East Bay Shopping Centre Nassau, Bahamas Attorneys for the Petitioners (M. 5, 16, 26) NOTICE IN THE ESTATE of CAROLINE M. FERGUSON late of Samana Drive, Marathon Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, The Bahamas, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are requested to send their names, addresses and particulars of the same certified in writing to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of June, A.D., 2011 and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from any distribution after the above date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which the Administrators shall have had Notice. AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the 3rd day of June, A.D., 2011. Dated the 29th day of April, A.D., 2011 LOCKHART & CO. Attorneys for the Administrators Chambers Buen Retiro Rd. off Shirley Street Nassau, Bahamas (M. 5, 16, 26) NOTICE LOWMANN INTERNATIONAL INC. LIQUIDATORÂS STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 (6) OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000 We, Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of LOWMANN INTERNATIONAL INC., HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and dissolution of LOWMANN INTERNATIONAL INC. have been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution. Dated the 16th day of May A.D., 2011. Signed for and on behalf of LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED (M. 16) NOTICE GREEN VALLEY INDUSTRIES LTD. LIQUIDATORÂS STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 (6) OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000 We, Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of GREEN VALLEY INDUSTRIES LTD., HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and dissolution of GREEN VALLEY INDUSTRIES LTD. have been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution. Dated the 16th day of May A.D., 2011. Signed for and on behalf of LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED (M. 16) NOTICE TAVAILLON LIMITED LIQUIDATORÂS STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 (6) OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000 We, Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of TAVAILLON LIMITED, HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and dissolution of TAVAILLON LIMITED have been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution. Dated the 16th day of May A.D., 2011. Signed for and on behalf of LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED (M. 16) NOTICE POINCIANA WAY INVESTMENTS LIMITED LIQUIDATORÂS STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 (6) OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000 We, Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of POINCIANA WAY INVESTMENTS LIMITED, HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and dissolution of POINCIANA WAY INVESTMENTS LIMITED have been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution. Dated the 16th day of May A.D., 2011. Signed for and on behalf of LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED (M. 16) NOTICE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT No. 45 of 2000 UPTON GROUP LTD. (In Voluntary Liquidation) Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000, UPTON GROUP LTD. is in Dissolution which commenced on the 10th day of May, 2011. Company Managers Ltd c/o Main Street, Charlestown, Nevis is the Liquidator of UPTON GROUP LTD. COMPANY MANAGERS LTD Liquidator (M. 13, 16, 17) NOTICE IN THE ESTATE OF LOWELL DOUGLAS BETHEL late of GovernorÂs Harbour, in the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims against the above-named Estate are required, on or before the 18th day of April, A.D. 2011 to send their names and addresses, and particulars of their debts or claims, to the undersigned, and if so required by notice in writing from the undersigned, to come in and prove such debts or claims, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution AND all persons indebted to the said Estate are asked to pay their respective debts to the undersigned at once. AND NOTICE is hereby also given that at the expiration of the mentioned above, the assets of the late LOWELL DOUGLAS BETHEL will be distributed among the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executrix shall then have had notice. AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore mentioned. Dated this 6th day of March, A.D., 2011. c/o PYFROM & CO Attorneys for the Executrix, No. 58 Shirley Street, P.O. Box N 8958, Nassau, N,P., Bahamas. (M. 13, 16) NOTICE SIRIUS ADVISORS LTD. AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANY Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the Dissolution of SIRIUS ADVISORS LTD., has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was April 19th, 2011. MR. ALEXANDER STUDHALTER Liquidator (M. 16) LEGALNOTICES IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE CALL THE NASSAU GUARDIAN 302-2316
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANBUSINESS 15 Business NOTICE CRATER LAKE INC. LIQUIDATORÂS STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 (6) OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000 We, Lighthouse Nominees (Nassau) Limited of CRATER LAKE INC., HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and dissolution of CRATER LAKE INC. have been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution. Dated the 16th day of May A.D., 2011. Signed for and on behalf of LIGHTHOUSE NOMINEES (NASSAU) LIMITED (M. 16) PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL The Public is hereby advised that I, NADIA M c DONALD of Oxford Street off Mt. Royal Avenue, P.O. Box N4707, mother of GENIESHA SUSAN NICOLA SAGESSE, a manor, intends to change her name to GENIESHA SUSAN NICOLA McDONALD. If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O. Box N742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the publication of this notice. (M. 16) COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2010 IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 00110 Commercial Division IN THE MATTER of the Companies Act 1992 (the Act) AND IN THE MATTER of BAHAMAS SUPERMARKETS LIMITED (the Company) C. BERT COMPANY LIMITED Petitioner ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION A petition to wind-up the Company by the Court presented on the 15th day of November A.D. 2010 by C. BERT COMPANY LIMITED of 14 Chesapeake Road P.O. Box CB-11855 Nassau Bahamas claiming to be a Creditor of the Company will be heard at the Supreme Court, Charlotte House, Charlotte & Shirley Streets, Nassau, Bahamas, before His Lordship Mr. Justice Adderley on Monday the 23rd day of May A.D. 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the petition, either to oppose or support, must send written notice to the Petitioner or the undersigned not later than 4 p.m. on Friday the 20th day of May A.D. 2011 in accordance with the provisions of Rule 25 of Companies (Winding-Up) Rules. Any person who fails to comply with the said provisions shall not, without special leave of the Court, be allowed to appear on the hearing of the petition. A copy of the petition will be supplied by the undersigned on payment of the prescribed charge. CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO. NeilÂs Court No. 9 Rusty Bethel Drive P.O. Box N-1953 Nassau, The Bahamas Attorneys for the Petitioner (M. 16) LEGALNOTICES Galaxy Macau casino opens to lucrative market By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer MACAU (AP) Â„ The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese who have helped the city become the world's most lucrative gambling market. To the crackle of firecrackers and the beat of a traditional Chinese lion dance, officials christened the Galaxy Entertainment Group's newest casino as a line of customers waiting to enter snaked around the building. The casino, with 450 gambling tables and space for up to 1,500 slot machines, is the only one scheduled to open in the southern Chinese city this year. The $1.9 billion complex also boasts a 40,000-square foot (4,000-square meter) wave pool and an artificial beach built with 350 tons of white sand. Guests can stay at three hotels, including one run by Singapore's Banyan Tree and another by Japan's Okura, with a total of 2,200 rooms. Tropical and Japanese gardens, a Japanese tea pavilion, a Scottish-themed whiskey bar, 50 restaurants, a private members' club and a shopping street are other draws. A ninescreen 3-D movie theater is to open later this year. The launch of Macau's 34th casino comes as the city seeks to diversify its economy away from gambling after years of searing growth that helped it overtake Las Vegas as the world's top casino market. Macau's casino profits have been boosted by high-spending gamblers visiting from the Chinese mainland, many of whom travel on short junkets run by companies that lend them money to gamble and then collect debts once they return. The former Portuguese colony, once considered seedy and corrupt, now aims to develop cultural and entertainment attractions that can draw more middle-class families who will stay longer. Macau's economy has boomed since a four-decade casino monopoly was broken up in 2002, opening the way for U.S. and Australian operators to enter the market with local partners. Monthly casino revenues so far in 2011 have grown by at least 33 percent, after surging by more than half last year to $23.5 billion. The Las Vegas strip, in contrast, raked in $5.8 billion in revenue in 2010. Unlike Vegas, Macau has few attractions that don't involve gambling. "We are happy to follow the Macau government's development strategy and build new momentum not driven by gaming culture," said Galaxy Chairman Lui Che-woo, a Hong Kong-based billionaire who built his fortune on property and construction. The company expects a third of visitors to be high-rollers while the rest will be the socalled mass market, said Galaxy Vice Chairman Francis Lui, who is Lui Che-woo's son. Galaxy is hoping to attract visitors from other Asian countries such as Japan who will stay at least two days, half a day longer than average, Francis Lui said. The average length of stay for Las Vegas visitors is 3.6 days. Francis Lui added that the casino has capacity to add another 150 gambling tables, depending on demand. Galaxy Entertainment operates five other casinos in Macau, a special administrative region of China and the only place in the country where casinos are legal. It competes with market leader SJM Holdings Ltd., as well as Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. Macau's leaders have taken steps to prevent unrestrained casino expansion and encourage the city's development as a tourist destination. The government last year announced it would withhold approval of new projects and cap the number of gambling tables until 2013. Last year, more than 80 percent of its 25 million visitors were from Hong Kong and mainland China. Analysts were skeptical about how big a role Galaxy will play in helping Macau diversify its economy. Yahoo, Alibaba: We're Â‘committed toÂ’ negotiations By CHRISTINA REXRODE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) Â„ Yahoo Inc. and Alibaba Group released a joint statement Sunday saying they are "engaged in and committed to productive negotiations," giving few details but aiming to present a united front as tension grows between the two tech giants. Silicon Valley-based Yahoo owns 43 percent of Alibaba, a powerful Internet company in China, but the relationship has been strained. On Tuesday, Yahoo surprised Wall Street when it said that Alibaba had spun off its online payment service, Alipay. Investors, worried that Yahoo's stake in Alibaba will now become less valuable, sent the stock down. Yahoo closed at $16.55 on Friday, down 11 percent from its Tuesday close. The one-sentence statement, released Sunday afternoon, said: "Alibaba Group, and its major stockholders Yahoo! Inc. and Softbank Corporation, are engaged in and committed to productive negotiations to resolve the outstanding issues related to Alipay in a manner that serves the interests of all shareholders as soon as possible." The statement echoed an equally vague statement that Yahoo had made Tuesday. Dana Lengkeek, a Yahoo spokeswoman, declined to comment on questions about who was involved in the negotiations or what Yahoo wants from them. Representatives for Alibaba and Softbank, a Japanese firm that is also a longtime investor in Alibaba, didn't immediately return messages for comment. Alibaba's success has helped bolster Yahoo as the Sunnyvale, California, company has struggled to keep up with Google Inc. The six-year investment has also been a way for Yahoo to keep a toehold in fast-growing China after it and other companies, including Google, have had a hard time growing their own businesses in the heavily regulated and politicized country. In the first quarter, Yahoo's net income fell 28 percent. The net income of Alibaba.com, the flagship company of Alibaba Group, rose 37 percent. In Tuesday's regulatory filing, Yahoo said that Alibaba had spun off Alipay to another company owned by Alibaba Group's CEO, Jack Ma, so it could more quickly obtain "an essential regulatory license." Yahoo also said at the time that it was engaged with Alibaba and Softbank in "ongoing discussions regarding the terms of the restructuring and the appropriate commercial arrangements related to the online payment business." Ma has become more antagonistic since Carol Bartz, a brash Silicon Valley veteran, became Yahoo's CEO in January 2009. With Alipay under his control, analysts believe Ma could have more negotiating power if Yahoo tries to sell its stake in Alibaba. The Galaxy Entertainment Group Chairman Lui Chewoo, left, shakes hands with his son and Vice Chairman Francis Lui during a press conference at the Galaxy Macau, in Macau, Sunday, May 15, 2011. The Galaxy Macau, a multibillion-dollar casino resort complex, opens Sunday with features aimed at drawing a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese that have helped the city become the world's most lucrative gambling market. An exterior view is seen at the Galaxy Macau in Macau Sunday, May 15, 2011. The multibillion-dollar casino resort complex opened Sunday as Macau aims to draw a broader mix of visitors than the high-rolling mainland Chinese that have helped the city become the world's most lucrative gambling market. The Galaxy Entertainment Group's $1.9 billion casino has 450 gambling tables and 1,500 slot machines AP Photos
BUSINESS 16THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011
WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 DNACOMES OUT WITH A BANG BUT WILL THE BUZZ TRANSLATE AT THE BALLOT BOX?In the weeks prior to the Democratic National AllianceÂs official launch, pundits from both major political parties were busy denouncing the fledgling political force as little more than disaffected former Free National Movement (FNM) Bamboo Town Member of Parliament Branville McCartneyÂs vanity project. But last week Thursday, the DNA clearly captured the attention of the voting public with its splashy debut at the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Cable Beach. However, whether the partyÂs message was clearly delivered and if the organization will be taken seriously enough to sway voters and deliver on its bold promise of change remains to be seen. McCartneyÂs future was unclear to many after his abrupt resignation from the FNM in March. FNM leader Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham told people gathered at a Bamboo Town Constituency Association meeting following his resignation, that the first-term MP and former minister of state for immigration announced his departure from the party in Âquite a disrespectful mannerÂŽ. Ingraham promised to return the seat to FNM hands. Though McCartney remained more or less silent in the weeks following his independent declaration, The Nassau Guardian gleaned general information about his plans. Those plans clearly involved McCartneyÂs intention to lead his own party into the upcoming general election, and become the next prime minister. Fast-forward to May 12, in a standing room only crowd in WyndhamÂs ballroom, bathed in hues of green and decked in banners adorned with the lighthouse symbol of the DNA, many lined up to buy T-shirts and register themselves as DNA members Â„ the young, elderly, working and business class among them. Last weekÂs crowd Â„ which easily surpassedBy JUAN McCARTNEY Guardian Senior Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org See DNA on L2 BRANVILLE MCCARTNEY
From L1 1,000 people Â… was comprised of many wearing their green colors in support of the organization that so few seemed to know so little about. There were also many noted figures among the throngs who came to hear McCartneyÂs address. Civic, business, religious and labor leaders stood shoulder to shoulder in the banquet room and in the lobby as large screens waited to display McCartneyÂs famous good looks and often beaming smile. But the main event for many was the highly anticipated announcement of the DNAÂs initial slate of candidates. As the evening progressed, many in the crowd bandied names about and stopped members of the press in their tracks to grill them in hopes of becoming privy to a scoop. But McCartney had held his cards close to his chest over the past few weeks, and many could only speculate as they waited for candidates to be announced at the end of his speech. As McCartney took the podium, the crowd grew still. People were paying attention. McCartney told the nation via live television and radio broadcasts that his new party would Âredefine the possible.ÂŽ ÂI truly believe that you are not here simply because you have nothing better to do, but because you believe that change is necessary, and you know, like I know, that our country is not the country we envisioned it to be,ÂŽ McCartney said. The MPÂs slick teleprompteraided delivery of a lengthy speech Â„ mostly free of distracting musical diversions so often heard at conventions and rallies Â„ flowed relatively smoothly. During his speech, McCartney admitted that he would not reveal too much about the partyÂs platform that night, though he hit a few key points. He spoke about term limits for prime ministers; a vision for Bahamian empowerment; a no-tolerance approach to crime; and a greater focus on education Â„ issues that were previously connected to the DNA. When McCartney ended after well over 45 minutess on the podium, the charged crowd responded with thunderous applause. The lights dimmed and a slickly produced video, barely audible through the excited murmuring of eager viewers, appeared on screen announcing the first among those selected to help McCartney realize his dream of forming the next government. The candidates named were Kelphene Cunningham (Garden Hills); Floyd Armbrister (Exuma); Sammy Poitier (Sammy Starr) (South Beach); Farrel Goff (Clifton); Ben Albury (Montagu); Adrian LaRoda (MICAL); Roscoe Thompson (South Abaco); Charlene Paul (Elizabeth) and Alfred Poitier (Kennedy). Many of the nine candidates were heretofore unknown and new to the political scene. After the video, the candidates appeared on stage with McCartney as he triumphantly pointed the index finger of his right hand at the sky. When our news team interviewed McCartney shortly after he stepped off stage, he said that he was extremely proud of the selections the DNAÂs Candidates Committee had made, and that the 10 candidates revealed Â„ including McCartney again contesting his Bamboo Town seat Â„ were among 23 already slotted. He maintained that the committee Â„ which he oversaw Â„ was more concerned with Âgetting quality candidates with the best intentions of the Bahamian people at heartÂŽ, than attracting the usual political suspects. Many of the candidates also admitted they were political neophytes. Sammie Poitier, also known as entertainer Sammie Starr, is already very popular among young people in the country. His songs have saturated the Bahamian music scene over the past three of four years and he has been a spokesperson for numerous Bahamian businesses. Poitier Â„ who is still in his 20Âs and is a married father Â„ has even had his own reality show and was featured in a nearly omnipresent infomercial on Cable Channel 12. Despite his success, Poitier told National Review that his music career was only the beginning of his journey. ÂI appreciate the following IÂve gathered by doing music, but that is just a part of who I actually am,ÂŽ he said. ÂAll my life IÂve wanted to get into politics. I was always a leader, ever since I was a little boy, and IÂve wanted the opportunity to step up to the forefront and be a voice for the young people in this country.ÂŽ Poitier said the DNA excites him because it presents a Âviable alternativeÂŽ to the other parties. ÂIt canÂt just be the same thing over and over again,ÂŽ he added. Charlene Paul Â„ who is married to former Bahamas Christian Council President Reverend Patrick Paul Â„ claimed the DNA represents the shifting demographics of the Bahamian electorate. ÂIÂm a new face. I am not a politician. But I have come forward to be the change that I want to see,ÂŽ Paul admitted. ÂWe know that our country is on a track that cannot continue. The only way that we can make a difference is if those of us who have gifts, talents and abilities will contribute. And if I can in some way help to bring change then my mission would have been accomplished.ÂŽ Alfred Poitier said he decided to run after listening to people in Kennedy, who expressed dissatisfaction with both the FNM and the Progressive Liberal Party. ÂIÂm on the ground already, and the bottom line is the people are completely fed up and they need a change. They need reliable people who will ensure that they put Bahamians first. WeÂll make sure that we do whatever we have to do to ensure that the Bahamian people are delivered from the predicament that they find themselves in.ÂŽ Roscoe Thompson is a symbol of how much has changed since the FNM became the government in 2007. Thompson, an Abaco businessman who was a public and very vocal FNM supporter, declared his intention to help unseat the FNM well before McCartney resigned from the party. He said that he was impressed by McCartneyÂs willingness to stand against his former party on various issues, particularly the contentious sale of 51 percent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company to Cable and Wireless Communications. Â(McCartney) is a proven leader and he has shown that he can lead the party of this country, Â Thompson said. He also claimed that the DNA was gaining traction in the current FNM seat of South Abaco. The DNA is expected to announce more candidates in the coming weeks and detail information about party officers. In the wake of the launch, there is a lot of ÂbuzzÂŽ about McCartneyÂs new party, but many questions remain. The slate of party officers has not been publicly announced, though the DNA is a properly registered political party. There was also no indication as to what the process was in choosing McCartney as leader and when a convention will take place. But last week, the DNA did achieve something; it clearly distinguished itself from other parties Â„ like the former Bahamas Democratic Movement and the National Development Party Â„ in that serious interest has been generated and people are paying close attention. After its big launch and the recent announcement of the pending close of the current register of voters, the DNA now has a maximum of 12 months to capture voters and sway an electorate, which has become entrenched in game of musical governing chairs with the PLP and FNM. Bahamians do not directly elect the prime minister. With that in mind, McCartney and his advisors now have the task of figuring out how to beat the old political masters at their own game and prove that the DNA has much more sub stance than style. L2THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 National Review DNA comes out with a bang DNA officially launched: The first group of candidates who will run on the ticket of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) in the next general election were unveiled last week Thursday. The DNA introduced 10 of its 41 candidates, which include three young candidates whose ages range between 28 and 38. Pictured are scenes from the launch event, which was attended by over 1,000 people and occurred at the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Cable Beach. Photo:Tony Grant Jr.
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Weather L6THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Shown is todayÂs weather.Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. CARIBBEANFORECASTFORTODAY A cold front sweeping past to the north could spark some showers and thunderstorms over the northern portions of the Bahamas.The eastern Caribbean will also stay unsettled as a disturbance pulls away from the area, allowing for a few drenching downpours and gusty thunderstorms to linger over the area.An area of high pressure edging southward to the Gulf of Mexico will ensure a dry day over the Gulf and the western Caribbean.CityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWWeather ( W ):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. 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Temperatures Precipitation24-hrs ending 2 p.m.Sunday.High ..........................................90 Low ............................................68 Last year's high ........................88 Last year's low ..........................77 Normal high ..............................84 Normal low ................................71 24 hrs thru 2 p.m...................0.00" Month to date ........................0.01" Normal month to date ..........2.07" Year to date ..........................3.31" Normal year to date ..............9.65" Sunrise today ................6:25 a.m. Sunset tonight ................7:48 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ..........6:25 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ............7:48 p.m. Moonrise today ..............7:16 p.m. Moonset today ................5:26 a.m. Sun and Moon Moon Phases WINDSANDHUMIDITY Humidity at 4 p.m.Today ..............................ENE, 8-16 mph Tuesday ..........................ESE, 8-16 mph Winds High TuesdayLow Tuesday High TodayLow TodayToday ................................................56% Tuesday ............................................56% 8:23 a.m.2:20 a.m. 8:52 p.m.2:20 p.m. 9:16 a.m.3:13 a.m. 9:44 p.m.3:13 p.m. Dallas72/55New Orleans75/55Miami86/73Havana86/64Kingston84/76Mexico City73/54Mrida95/66Guatemala72/58San Jos77/66Bogota63/48Quito66/48Caracas92/74Port of Spain90/75Georgetown89/73Panam88/73San Juan85/75Santo Domingo86/72 Albuquerque8153s7850s6842pc Anchorage5544c5844pc5945pc Atlanta6546t6748pc7055s Atlantic City7258t5958t7156r Baltimore7558t7060t7356t Boston6055sh6054r6054r Charlotte7350t6645t7149pc Chicago5638s5943pc6051sh Cleveland4841r5650r6652sh Dallas7255s7862s7867pc Denver7043s7243c6440sh Flagstaff6237s5845pc5235pc Greensboro7353t6549t6952pc Houston7957s8263pc8569pc Indianapolis6140pc5945pc6551sh Kansas City6442s6545s6852pc Las Vegas7161pc7761pc7461pc Little Rock7146pc7350s7556s Los Angeles6654pc6453sh6856c Miami8673pc8567t8470s Milwaukee5437s5643pc5849sh Minneapolis6342s6646s6952s Nashville5843sh6245pc6950s New York7060t6860r6858r Orlando8464pc7961pc8265s Philadelphia7460t7061t7058t Phoenix8765s8466s7759s Pittsburgh5645sh6354r6553sh Reno5445pc5640sh5941sh Seattle5643sh6042c6344pc Syracuse5947r6357r6755r Washington7559t7060t7458t Athens7458c7158sh7261sh Amsterdam6156sh6156c6354sh Bangkok9178t9078t9078t Beirut7460s8066s7861sh Berlin5651sh6048r7157c Brussels6548sh6548c6151pc Buenos Aires6154pc6354pc6055pc Cairo8462s8665s8768s Copenhagen5852sh6052r6754sh Dublin5948pc6146sh5541sh Edinburgh5549sh5955sh6041sh Geneva6548pc6952s7557pc Hong Kong8274t7975r8676sh Jerusalem7055s7259s7253s Kiev6454r6451pc7051c London7050pc6751pc6751sh Madrid7658pc7760pc7656sh Nairobi8359sh8260pc8259sh Oslo5743sh6137sh5144r Paris6451c7151pc7657s Rome7247sh7450pc7254s Seoul7049pc7450s7349pc Tokyo7459pc7161sh7561s Vienna6547c6854pc7457pc CANADA Calgary6337pc5635pc6042pc Edmonton7041pc5835s6142s Halifax4741r5439c5746sh Montreal4641r5548r6350sh Ottawa5237r5144r6955sh Quebec4537r5541r5946sh Regina6344pc7250pc6946pc Saskatoon6848pc7235pc6144pc Toronto4841r5144r6355sh Vancouver5248sh5248sh6048pc Victoria5246sh5244sh6146pc Winnipeg6744s6946s6750s CARIBBEAN Bridgetown8676sh8677sh8677r George-Town8772pc8773s8874pc Grand Turk9071s9073sh9172sh Kingston8476sh8576sh8576s Nassau8974pc8975pc8776pc Road Town8475sh8376r8077r St.John8577sh8477sh8776r St.Kitts8578r8480sh8278r PORTUGAL & AZORES Faro7764sh7264t7263t La Coruna City7152s7559s7055sh La Coruna7152s7559s7055sh Ponta Delgada6860c6857c6458c CARIBBEAN SATELLITE MAPAs of 5 p.m.yesterday. 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C10THE NASSAU GUARDIANMonday, May 16, 2011 Sports The Scottsdale Vixens are pictured playing the G.C. Fosters in the first Defend Ya Spike Volleyball Tournament which was played at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, this past weekend. The Vixens won the games, 21-16 and 21-17. Pictured are some of the highlights from the game. All photos: EDWARD RUSSELL IIIVOLLEYBALL ACTION
Monday, May 16, 2011THE NASSAU GUARDIANC11 SportsNEW CONFEDERATION BEGINS PROCESS OF PROMOTING SOFTBALL From C12competing are Spanish and they speak very little or no English at all, so in most cases, the technical meeting is in Spanish and all the communications that we receive are in Spanish. That puts us at a disadvantage. ÂThe cost to travel with an interpretor is very expensive and in some cases they donÂt make provisions for an interpretor. When you go to a tournament, the rules are very strict for your team. It states that coaches and the manager, and maybe one delegate... so they donÂt have room for an interpretor. In most cases, an interpretor doesnÂt want to share a room with four or five guys/women if they go, anyway, so with the Englishspeaking Caribbean, the official language is English, the communications and the technical meetings, as well as everything else will be in English. It will be less frustrating and much easier.ÂŽ The countries represented at the one-day conclave were Aruba, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda and the host country The Bahamas. According to Knowles, there are 16 countries in the Englishspeaking Caribbean currently playing softball. These countries are also members of the ISF. Since some of them are not active, at this time, Knowles believes that the formation of the confederation will motivate them to become active and assist with qualifying standards. Even though the ECSC has been formed, Knowles stated that a campaign to seek approval for easier qualifying standards is still ongoing. He admitted that there are some challenges, but they are willing to work to resolve the matters. He added: ÂOne of the reasons we are forming the confederation is because softball is not in the Commonwealth Games and that is another challenge. I have heard as Vice President already in the ISF that softball is not played widely in the Caribbean. On the Latin side, softball is a very popular sport. It is on the English side too, but because we didnÂt have a confederation, we were over-looked. Our first thing was to establish the confederation so that the Commonwealth Games Association can understand that softball is very popular in the Caribbean. This will also help us in our campaign to get back into the Olympics, because one of the criteria of being an Olympic sport is you must be universal, even though I think that softball is already a universal sport. Yes there maybe some grey areas, but we are now making it more clear, so that IOC members have a better time of identifying that softball is indeed a universal sport and should be in the Olympics.ÂŽWILLIAMS SETS NEW 5,000M NATIONAL RECORD From C12time of 50.41 seconds for third. On the female side, Anestestie Johnson won the under-17 girls 400m in 59.42 seconds. Trailing behind Johnson were Jasmine Walker and Mesha Newbold, in times of 1:00.96 and 1:01.54 respectively. Shaunae Miller tested her speed, lining up in the 200m. She won that event, for open women in 23.90 seconds. Her teammate from Bahamas Speed Dynamics, Gregria Higgs, crossed the finish line in 25.25 seconds and Courtney Thompson ran 25.80 seconds. Taking the title for the open menÂs 100m was Griffith, who was followed by Smyth and Rodney Green. GriffithÂs winning time was 10.45 seconds. Smyth and Green turned in times of 10.50 seconds and 10.59 seconds respectively. The time of 10.68 seconds gave Lavardo Smith the win in the 100m for under-17 boys while Miller took the crown in the womenÂs 100m. Her time of 11.69 placed her ahead of Katrina Seymour who ran 12.16 seconds and Tamara Myers who ran 12.21 seconds. A new meet record was set in the under-17 boys discus throw and the open womenÂs triple jump events. A best throw of 41.82m done by Drexel Maycock gave him the win over Khyle Higgs whose throw of 39.80m was good enough for second. Leonardis Moss of the Bahamas Flyers had a best throw of 38.15m for third. Myers was the sole competitor in the triple event. She soared 12.50m. Young high jumper Ryan Ingraham gave senior jumper Trevor Barry a push in the menÂs high jump. Barry bowed out at 2.25m, which is now the new record in the event. Ingraham, who finished second at the recently held CARIFTA Championships, followed closely behind Barry with a best jump of 2.20m. The third place title was captured by Kyle Mackey, with a best jump of 2.05m.SPORT SCOPE: FINAL CARIFTA MEDAL COUNT STILL IN DOUBT From C12meters (m) relay ahead of the pack in a Bahamian junior record of 3:07.14. However, The Bahamas was disqualified for a relay member running on the left line of his lane. A very long and heated argument followed as Bahamian representatives pushed to have the disqualification reversed. My information is that the matter appeared resolved in our favor when the gold medals were given to The Bahamas, indicating the ninth victory at the championships. Now though, the BAAA needs to seriously look into the matter to find out from the organizers, exactly what is the official final count. If The Bahamas remains disqualified, that would mean that there is no gold medal for the boys under-20 4x400m and accordingly no junior record. We would also have to swallow the fact that in 2011 The Bahamas finished outside of the top three countries. The uncertainty puts a damper on some brilliant performances. The pacesetter was Anthonique Strachan who won the Under-20 Girls short sprints, and in the process equaled the meetÂs 200m record of 22.93 seconds. For her excellent display, she was awarded the Austin Sealey Award, which goes to the most outstanding athlete each year. It would be good if in the final analysis the networking of BAAA personnel clears the air in favor of The Bahamas. If not, there will be a lasting bitter taste from the 2011 Montego Bay CARIFTA Track and Field Championships. (To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at firstname.lastname@example.org) CARIBBEAN ALL-STARS, UWI WIN TITLES From C12West Indies men's team, placed third. The tournament, which had a cash prize of $1,000, attracted eight international teams. Setter for the Caribbean All-Stars Saleem Ali said past experiences was used in the game. He noted that members of his squad played both nationally and recreational games with several players on the opposite side. He said: "We know that Byron would be in the middle. As long as we stopped him the other players would fold up and we would have gotten the win. The win means a lot because what we try to do is put together a strong team, made up of players from around the Caribbean, so it was good to see all of us come together." Head Coach of the Defenders and tournament organizer DeVince Smith, was pleased with the overall level of play. He noted that the errors made in crucial parts of the game resulted in the loss. "It was a good game, we knew they were going to be a tough team having played them in the past," said Smith. "The errors made really hurt us because we were right in the game. Our passing was good but we just had too many service errors, especially in the first two sets." The winning team on the women's side, UWI, plans to take advantage of more regional tournaments like this one. Cherine Richards believes it will assist with capturing more titles when playing at home. She said: "We have won nine consecutive titles at home. It's hard to get competition because we play the same teams over and over. We were excited to come to The Bahamas, this is first time for some of the girls and we enjoyed the level of competition. We really enjoyed winning this one." The Defenders Volleyball club plans to stage more tournaments, in hopes of raising the level of play locally. Plans to add more exposure and improve the skills of local players are also being looked at. The next major tournament featuring Bahamian players is the Pan American Cup. The international tournament will be staged in Canada, June 11-19. The Bahamas men's squad is expected to compete. Last week, we chronicled the top Bahamian athletes who participated in the Triple Jump in international competition. This week we continue to the present time. Michael Johnson The year after Timmy Barrett made his big breakthrough Michael Johnson made his, competing in the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. Johnson jumped 15.02 meters (m) for ninth place. Barrett finished one place behind in 10th with a jump of 14.40m. Johnson enrolled in Mankato State that Fall. Obed Gardiner Obed Gardiner competed in the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. He jumped 14.79m. Gardiner attended Southern Illinois University. Don Miller Don Miller competed at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, jumping 14.52m. Miller also attended Southern Illinois University. He is the brother of Leslie Miller. Dudson Higgins Dudson Higgins won a silver medal at the 1986 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championships in Mexico City. Higgins leapt 16.38m. He won a bronze medal at the Pan American Junior Championships in Orlando that year with a 16.11m jump. Dudson attended the University of Alabama. Emmit Higgins Emmit Higgins, brother of Dudson, won a bronze medal at the 1990 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championships in Havana. His jump was 15.19m. Winning the event with a 16.69m jump was Cuban Yoelbi Quesada who went on to win the 1997 World Championships crown. Emmit attended St. AugustineÂs College in North Carolina. Patterson Johnson Patterson Johnson attended Arkansas State University. Johnson competed in the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 where he jumped 16.03m to finish 20th in the qualifying round. Frank Rutherford Rutherford had never made a national team as a junior athlete but made up for it in his senior years. At the 1985 Sr. Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in Nassau, Rutherford, at the age of 20, finished in fifth place with a 15.87m jump. The University of Houston athlete won the 1986 and 1987 NCAA Championships in the Triple Jump. At the 1986 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the Dominican Republic, Rutherford placed second with a jump of 16.40m. At the inaugural International Association of Athletic FederationsÂ (IAAF) World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, Rutherford made Bahamian track and field history, becoming the first Bahamian to win an IAAF medal. He won the bronze medal with a distance of 17.02m. At the Pan American Games, also in Indianapolis, Rutherford won the bronze medal with a distance of 16.68m. He failed to qualify for the final at the World Outdoor Championships in Rome that August, jumping 15.99m. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Rutherford jumped 15.84m to finish 26th in the qualifying round. Rutherford placed eighth at the World Indoor Championships in Seville in March of 1991 and jumped 16.74m to finish 15th in the qualifying round of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The year 1992 was a special one for Rutherford. He set a new Bahamian national record of 17.41m at a meet in Sao Paulo in May. At the Barcelona Olympic Games, he jumped 17.36m for third place, becoming the first Bahamian to win a track and field medal in the Olympic Games. Shortly after the Olympics, Rutherford finished second to Jonathan Edwards in the World Cup in Havana with a 17.06m effort. Rutherford battled a number of injuries afterwards, and his performances were mostly lackluster. He was taken off the field at the 1993 Stuttgart World Championships on a stretcher. He was able to show good form at the Atlanta Olympics when he made the final and finished 11th with a 16.73m performance. Allen Mortimer Mortimer followed in the tradition of great Bahamian triple jumpers. He held the national junior record of 16.58m. Mortimer finished sixth in the Triple Jump at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Sydney. In 2000, Mortimer won the NACAC Under25 Championships in Monterrey, Mexico with a 15.74m jump. Leevan Sands Leevan Sands dominated the junior competitions in the Central American and Caribbean region in the late nineties and early years of the new century. In 1999, he finished sixth in the Triple Jump at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg with a 15.51m jump. At the 2000 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Jr. Championships in San Juan, Sands jumped 15.95m (wind aided) to win. Later that year, in Santiago, Chile, at the IAAF World Jr. Championships, Sands jumped 16.22m for fifth place. Sands, who attended Auburn University under the guidance of Bahamian Henry Rolle, made a big jump of 17.26m when he won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. In 2003, Sands won the Sr. Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in Grenada with a 17.16m effort. Prior to the World Championships in Paris that year, Sands defeated world record holder Jonathan Edwards at a meet in London with a 17.41m performance. At the World Championships in Paris, Sands jumped 17.26m for the bronze. Sands just missed the bronze at the 2005 Helsinki World Championships by one centimeter, 17.39m to RomaniaÂs Marian Oprea, 17.40m. By the time Beijing rolled around, Sands was ready for action, winning a bronze medal with a 17.59m Bahamian national record jump. Sands finished fourth in the Berlin World Championships with a 17.32m jump. His competitions in the last two seasons show that he is ready to get to the level of his former successes. If Sands is able to medal in either the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, or the Olympic Games in London, he would be the odds on favorite to be named the ÂBest Bahamian Triple JumperÂ ever. The Collie-Minns Twins As we began this article saying, The Bahamas can be considered a Triple Jump farm. We continue to breed some of the best in the world. The Collie-Minns twins were born on March 10, 1994. Lathario made it to the World Junior Championships in Moncton last year and finished eighth in the qualifying round with a 15.35m performance. Last year, Lathone earned a spot on the Americas Youth Olympics team that competed in Singapore. He finished 10th overall with a 14.66m performance. This season, Lathario jumped 16.55m to win the Scotiabank National High School Championships. This was just three centimeters off of Allen MortimerÂs Bahamian national junior record. Unfortunately, Lathario had a freak accident while playing at home a week afterward and could not compete at the CARIFTA Track and Field Championships. It is hoped that he will be ready for the World Youth Championships in Lille, France, early in July. Lathone jumped 15.73m at the Scotiabank National High School Track and Field Championships. He finished second in this yearÂs CARIFTA Track and Field Championships with a 15.24m jump. The twins lead the IAAF youth lists this year with their 16.55m and 15.73m performances. Their coach is Peter Pratt, the first Bahamian medalist at CARIFTA. The future looks great for The Bahamas to continue its great Triple Jump tradition. After all, what more can we expect from The Bahamas small country, great athletes. T he BahamasÂ’ great triple jump tradition Part II SUPERMAN LEEVAN SANDS LATHONE COLLIE-MINNS LATHARIO COLLIE-MINNS
MiamiHerald.comCOPIES: A copy of The Miami Herald will be d to your room. A credit of US$0.25 will be to your account if delivery is declined.INTERNATIONAL EDITIONFRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009106TH YEAR, NO. 307 I 2009 THE MIAMI HERALDFLORIDA HONDURAS SPORTS INSIDE MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 SPORTS WWW.THENASSAUGUARDIAN.COM Williams sets new 5,000m national recordOÂNeil Williams of the Bahamas Tigers erased a 25-year-old record in a matter of minutes on Saturday. The distance runner record run was done in the open menÂs 5,000 meters (m) at the 4th Annual Fritz Grant Invitational, which was staged in honor of Olympian Andretti Bain. His time of 14:00.54 will now be added into the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) national record book. Williams out-performed Morris Reynaldo, who turned in a time of 17:04.77 and Rashad Cartwright, who ran 17:59.70. Setting the new record wasnÂt the only feat for Williams at the two-day event. He also captured the 1,500m. That winning time was 3:58.70. This time around, Williams out ran Andre Colebrooke and James Audley Carey, both members of the Star Trackers Club. Colebrooke clocked 4:05.98 for second and Carey finished in 4:07.30. The open menÂs 400m was another heated race in the event, which was sanctioned by the BAAA. The field of runners included Olympians Michael Mathieu, Avard Moncur and Andrae Williams. The remaining runners were Wesley Neymour, Jerome Mitchell, Delano Deveaux and Jamal Moss. Freeport native Mathieu would set a new meet record, clocking 45.97 seconds for the win. Moncur was second in 46.54 seconds and Neymour ran 46.84 seconds for third. Williams finished fourth ahead of Mitchell who crossed the finish line in 47.66 seconds. WilliamsÂ time was 46.91 seconds. Mathieu recorded his second win in capturing the 200m crown. The time of 20.38 seconds, ran by Mathieu, will now stand as a new meet record. Finishing second was Adrian Griffith followed by Jason Smyth of Ireland. Bain was a part of the field and finished sixth. GriffithÂs time was 20.96 seconds and Smyth ran 21.11. Winning the 400m in the under-17 division was Blake Bartlett in 49.37 seconds, Anthony Adderley was second in 50.27 seconds and Shannon Balfour turned in a By KELSIE JOHNSON NG Sports Reporterkelsie@nasguard.com CARIBBEAN ALL-STARS, UWI WIN TITLESAfter dropping a game in regular play and having to fight to advance to the final, the Caribbean All-Stars spiked their way to a championship title at the first ÂDefend Ya SpikeÂ Volleyball Classic. The mixed squad, comprised of players from around the Caribbean, defeated the host Scotiabank Defenders to win the title over at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, this past weekend. The All-Stars took the opening sets, dropped the third but bounced back to win the fourth. The team, which was led by Dellan Brown, won 25-23, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-23. The University of West Indies (Mona Campus) defeated A Gazor, the visiting team from the United States, 25-22, 31-29 and 2523, in the womenÂs division. The JohnsonÂs Lady Truckers was third followed by Awesome, from Canada. In the menÂs division, the Jamaican squad, the University of By KELSIE JOHNSON NG Sports Reporterkelsie@nasguard.com They capture male and female titles in first ÂDefend Ya SpikeÂ volleyball classic DOUBLE BLOCK: Two players from the Scottsdale Vixens go up for a double block against the G.C. Fosters in the first Defend Ya Spike Volleyball Tournament. The Vixens defeated the G.C. Fosters, 21-16 and 21-17.Photo: EDWARD RUSSELL III SPORTS NOTICE Tennis Bahamian touring pro Mark Knowles and his doubles partner, Michal Mertinak of Slovakia, lost in the second round of the $4 million Italian Open over the weekend, falling to the top seeded team of American twin brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan. Knowles and Mertinak lost in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-2, at the Foro Italico Stadium, in Rome.New confederation begins process of promoting softballA unanimous decision to form the English Caribbean Softball Confederation (ECSC) was made by representatives from the various English-speaking Caribbean countries over the weekend. The implementation of the confederation was approved by International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter, who attended the one-day conclave, held at the SuperClubs Breezes, in The Bahamas. Now that all the active English-speaking countries in the Caribbean have come under one umbrella, a petition will be sent to CONPASA, the Pan American Softball Confederation. The new executive board and Romell ÂFishÂ Knowles, 1st Vice President for the non-Hispanic region for the ISF, are hoping CONPASA will approve the ECSC Championships as qualifiers for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships as well as the Pan Am Games. Knowles is set to travel to New York on Wednesday to discuss the idea further. It is not certain if any of the newly elected members of the ECSC will join him. That executive team includes Burkette Dorsett, Godfrey Bain, Andy Croes, Greg Christie, Churchill Tener-Knowles, Ted Miller and Neville Smith. Dorsett, Christie, Knowles and Miller are all Bahamians. Bain is a native of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Croes represents Aruba and Smith is from the U.S. Virgin Islands. ÂIt is going to be very advantageous for us,ÂŽ said Knowles. ÂAll my life in softball I have been traveling to Latin and South American countries to play. One of the challenges we have right away is the language barrier, because most of the teams The 40th CARIFTA Track and Field Championships, the Caribbean region's most prestigious junior track and field meet, has been history now for a little over three weeks. Our national team did very well and the Bahamian people rejoiced, thinking that only Jamaica had finished with a better medal count. However, there is a big question now as to whether The Bahamas has been downgraded from 31 medals (nine gold) to 30 medals (eight gold) and from second place to fourth. With their 33 gold performances from a total of 66 medals, the Jamaicans were once again the class of the field, quite easily. It was important though for The Bahamas, with an eye on hosting the 2013 version of the event, to claim an influential position among the rest of their sister nations. The athletes came home. Our gallant boys and girls, government and Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) officials, and the usual huge support group reveled in the understanding that the locals finished just ahead of Barbados (28 medals with nine gold), because of the most medals tie-breaker. Little did they know that a number of post-event communications including the International Association of Athletic Federations' (IAAF) official website listed The Bahamas officially in fourth place. Indeed, the new final medal count has Trinidad/Tobago second with 33 medals (12 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze); and Barbados third with 28 medals (nine gold, eight silver and 11 bronze). The numbers for The Bahamas are 30 medals (eight gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze). The final official standings are based on gold medal count, no matter the total medals. This is an unfortunate situation for The Bahamas. The consequences, if nothing changes, will be quite deflating for the country and the athletes. The under-20 boys were sizzling in reaching the finish line of the 4x400Final CARIFTA medal count still in doubt FRED STURRUPNG Columnist/Sales ExecutiveSPORT SCOPE See Sport scope on C11 See Softball on C11 See Williams on C11 See UWI on C11 ROMELL FISHKNOWLESBy KELSIE JOHNSON NG Sports Reporterkelsie@nasguard.com ANTHONIQUE STRACHAN