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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Chinese visitor rules relaxed Volume: 107 No.164SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNWITH T-STORM HIGH 90F LOW 80F S P O R T S SEESPORTSONPAGE13 Smith advances to NCAA finals By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter THE Government plans to relax entry visa requirements for Chinese visitors and increase crawfish export to China, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham revealed yesterday. The proposed ease of travel restrictions would allow Chinese travellers with visas from the United States, Europe or Canada to enter the country without having to apply first to the Bahamas' embassy in Beijing. Mr Ingraham said: "We are very appreciative of the substantial investment the Chinese are making in the Bahamas, the Baha Mar project as an example, and we look forward to many more Chinese tourists. "We will have discussions with your embassy to see the extent to which we can arrange for Chinese visitors who have entry visas to the United States, to Canada, the Euro pean Union, to be able to come to the Bahamas and be issued a visa upon arrival as opposed to having to go to our embassy in Beijing." The Prime Ministers comments came during a courtesy call from Communist Party official Wang Lequan at Cable Beach yesterday. Mr Ingraham also said the country hopes to capitalise on the growing demand for seafood in China through crawfish exports. "And we look forward to contributing to China's appetite for crawfish, exporting Bahamian crawfish to China." Last year, the US, Canada and France were the major importers of Bahamian crawfish, with America being the largest market in terms of quantity consumed. Mr Wang, who spoke through a translator, said the relaxation in travel restrictions will no doubt attract more Chi nese tourists who have more disposable income than ever to spend overseas. "Take tourism for example, in the past Chinese didn't have enough income to afford overseas trips but now with growing salaries and more economic welfare there are people going Govt to ease visa requirements for travellers from China TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM PLEASE N O TE THAT DUE TO THE WHIT MONDAY HOLIDAY, THE TRIBUNE WILL RETURN TO NEWSSTANDS ON TUESDAY JUNE 14TH. COURTESY CALL: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Commu nist Party official Wang Lequan from the People's Republic of China during a meeting at Mr Ingraham's office yesterday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f SEE page 15 By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter DESPITE the total destruction of the AID store and warehouse in Wulff Road, managers hope to reopen at a new location in the same area early next week. Regular clients who rely on the Automotive Industrial Distributions (AID paints and tools were redirected to the Baillou Hill Road store yesterday where some of the stores 70 staff who work in the sales depart ment had been quickly relocated. Jason Watson, operations manager, at the Wulff Road store, said the majority of remaining employees are expected to start work at a new location AID intends to rent in the Wulff Road and Mackey Street area next week. A new warehouse and store will be built on the Wulff Road site within 12 to 18 months to replace the steel building which had stood near the junction of Marathon Road since the 1960s and had been expanded and renovated several times over the years. The store supports more than 2,000 charge clients who rely on AID for autoparts, paints and housewares, and Mr Watson said although AID will be able to offer the full range of autoparts at the new location within two or three weeks, many of the housewares will take six to nine months to replace as they are either manufactured to order, or not always available. He had hoped Thursday after noons fire could be contained to save some of their inventory, but the total destruction represents a loss of more than $10 million. AIDSTORE MANAGERS HOPE TO REOPEN AT NEW LOCATION By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter A MAN was shot and killed by police after reportedly attempting to run over officers while in a stolen car. Police have not yet released the mans identity and could not confirm last night whether he was known to them. The incident took place in the area of Claridge Road, off Wulff Road, at about 11.30pm on Thursday. Officers on mobile patrol observed a man driving a stolen champagne-coloured Nissan Sentra. A woman passenger was with him. It is reported that the officers tried to stop the vehicle; however, the driver sped AN ex-FBI director hired to head FIFAs ongoing international corruption probe will be visiting the Bahamas next week, according to the international press. Louis Freeh has been tasked with investigating claims of bribery in connection with the world soccer governing bodys recent presidential election. A series of interviews are scheduled to take place in the Bahamas beginning next week Tuesday, according to The Associated Press (AP This comes after two Bahamians blew the whistle on regional soccer officials who allegedly tried to offer a cash gift during an official meeting. It is claimed in an affidavit that Fred Lunn, vice-president of the Bahamas Football Association, sent a text message to the association's president Anton Sealey immediately after he was urged to accept FIFA CORRUPTION INVESTIGATOR C OMING TO THE BAHAMAS MAN KILLED BY POLICE AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RUN OVER OFFICERS IN S TOLEN CAR SEE page 15 SEE page 15 T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f A FTER THE BLAZE: The smouldering remains of the A ID store and warehouse on Wulff Road after Thursdays devastating fire. MORE P HOTOS ON P AGES SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT A ND N INE SEE page 15 P LP deputy leader Philip Davis publicly declared his sup port for his party leader Perry Christie yesterday after Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham called his allegiance into ques tion during his closing remarkst o the 2011/2012 budget debate. During this wrap-up on the b udget, Mr Ingraham said Mr Davis had told some FNM supporters during a recent trip to Cat Island that Mr Christie was not his leader and he is dicey. However, Mr Davis hit back a t the Prime Minister yesterday, calling his comments nothing m ore than political mischief. Mr Davis even attacked The PHILIP BRAVEDAVIS DECLARES SUPPORT FOR PERRY CHRISTIE THEBAHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELP WANTED, REALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page six


POLICE are investigating a double shooting that left two men in hospital in serious condition. According to reports, around 8.30pm on Thursday police received a tip about gunshots being heard in East Street South, near Sapodilla Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found the two injured men. Witnesses said the men w ere approached by a silver Nissan Altima occupied by two men, both of whom were armed with handguns. Both men demanded cash, then fired at the men, hittingo ne in the chest and the other in the stomach. Police are appealing to anyone with information regarding this or any other incident, to call 911, 919; theC entral Detective Unit at 5 02-9991 or 502-9910; or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS. POLICE have taken a 19year-old Gambier Villagem an into custody in connect ion with the countrys 58th m urder. Officers want to question him about the murder of Danaldo Johnson, 26. The youth was arrested at t he Western Police Station on West Bay Street just after 3pm on Thursday, when he was handed over to police by a family member and a local church pastor. Johnson was killed around 1 0.12pm on Wednesday in G ambier Village. Police said he was sitting u nder a tree when he was approached by a man and shot in the head. J ohnson was taken to hospital by ambulance and died a short time later. A stabbing incident at Doris Johnson Senior High School has left three male students in hospital. According to police, shortly before 1pm on Thursday,t hey received reports of a stabbing at the school on Prince Charles Drive. I t was reported that a group of students got into an argument which resulted in t hree boys being stabbed. O ne of the boys was stabbed in his chest, another in the head, and the third int he head and face They were taken to hospital by ambulance. There con-d ition was not known up to p ress time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

I vex that hours after the fire started at AID on Wulff Road police still werent out on all the surrounding roads trying to reg-u late what had become a complete traffic mayhem. Jitneys w ere the worst, trying to get through traffic by making new lanes and driving up on the sidewalks, driving on the wrong side of the road and making the situation worse for everyone. Yet, no police in sight to fine them. Fed up I am vex because I understand the (proposed ration in Bahamian waters typically uses 260 decibels and scientists have proven that any sounds over 180 decibels can cause marine animals to sufferh earing loss, brain haemorrhaging and even death to fish, coral reefs, etc. "I can even remember a few years ago some whales were killed by sounds from the ocean." Pete "I am vex because even though I am not a very educated person I can tell that it is not that Bahamians do not want to work as wealthy peoples maids and gardeners, it is simply that manye mployers prefer to employ foreign workers. Also, many worke rs may be in an underpaid situation and endure it to repay their work permit fees and made to live in intolerable conditions, perhaps in shanty towns. "Some benefit by sending money to bring over the rest oft heir families to the Bahamas legal or not for a 'better' life and o btain free benefits as schooling and medical care for their children." Win, win situation. "I am vex because the officials are blaming murders and highc rime on drugs and weapons. For the umpteenth time, we the citi zens never heard of a bale of marijuana by itself falling on somebody head an' killing them, or a gun pulling the trigger by itself and shooting people. "We can tell you it is the crim inals, duh. Carry out the law, punish them no 'wishy washy' couple of months sentence or bail hang them and get justice for the victims, their families. Get real, jail and hang, it's o ur lives you're dealing with, one innocent life murdered is too m uch." Man in da street "I vex but I can only laff when I sees a yet another set of alleged employee(s fic Department ripping off dag overnment licences; and says to myself, what's the point of showi ng all the hard work of my favourite people, the police, when I feels dese people will only get off. Pavlov in reverse "I am vex to see that most of t he churches have sealed their massive and even small doors shut for just about six days of the week and they is getting tax free concessions for opening it seems only on Sunday and then every one blaming the politicians for the 'lost sheep' which it appears can only be found on a Sunday." Observer "I am vex and astonished that with the buying your licence and licence disc illegally, many of these criminally minded vehicleo wners may be the clowns on the road and I am worried that as an i nsurance shareholder, the company may have been unknowingly dealing with these 'stolen' licenced vehicles. Fer Real Why you happy? I am happy that the budget has passed and hope that the m erchants can act just as swiftly as our prime minister and get their prices changed in the food stores." Cheaper food to survive. Are you vex? S end your complaints to LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011, PAGE 3 B y DENISE MAYCOCK T ribune Freeport R eporter FREEPORT Voter registration has reached more than 12,000 on GrandB ahama and parliamentary registration officials expect the numbers to significantly increase over the next few weeks. D enise Pinder, assistant parliamentary commissioner, said they will be resuming mobile registration at various businesses and companies here on the island. We expect the number would increase significantly because we will not only be going out to companies dur-i ng the day, but we will continue to go out in the evenings and on the weekends, she said. The current register used in the 2007 general elections will come to an end on July 14 and the new register will take effect. In the general last election, s ome 24,168 persons registered to vote on Grand Bahama. According to Ms Pinder, some 12,498 persons have registered on the new register as of June 4. So far, 2,344 persons have registered in the High Rock constituency; 2,265 in MarcoC ity; 2,227 in Eight Mile Rock; 2,007 in Pineridge, and 1,421 in West End and Bimini for polling divisions one through seven in Grand Bahama. Ms Pinder said polling divis ions eight through 11 are in B imini and the information g athered there is sent directly to New Providence. She said the numbers for West and Bimini are expected to be higher than the other constituencies. The hours for registration a t the Parliamentary Registration Department in the NIB complex are from 9.30am to 4pm and from 5pmt o 8pm. Registration is held at the Local Government Office in Eight Mile Rock. First-time applicants for registration must provide proof of citizenship, preferably a valid Bahamian passp ort or a birth certificate a long with an official ID. P ersons previously registered may present the current voters card and passport. It is estimated that 160,000 to 170,000 Bahamians will register for the next general e lection. By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter THE Womens Bureau is celebrating three decades of progress for women in the Bahamas. Under the theme years of promoting the advancement of w omen the Ministry of Labour and Social Development will host a celebration luncheon at the Hilton on June 23. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham will be the keynote speaker as the bureau reflects on the important achievements by Bahamian women over the years. T he mandate of the bureau is to to promote the improvement of the status of women in the Bahamas and to ensure the implementation of the governments policy of the f ull integration of women as equal partners with men in all areas of national development, said Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner. She said since its inception in 1981, the bureau has had many achievements, including most recently the signing of the CEDAW C onvention which is committed to the elimination of violence against women. We think this is very significant as when you look at the number of violent deaths taking place in the country today; over 40 per cent are attributed to domestic violence, said Mrs Butler-Turner. She said it is important to a cknowledge womens progress, and to continue promoting the advancement of women in society. You can see the propelling movement of women upward in our society with regards to substantive postings in government and the private sector, which we think is very important, the minister said. T he event is open to the public. Tickets are available at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development on the second floor of Frederick House on Frederick Street. WHYYOUVEX? CELEBRATING THREE DECADES OF PROGRESS FOR WOMEN IN THE BAHAMAS MINISTER OF STATE for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner More than 12,000 registered to vote on Grand Bahama


EDITOR, The Tribune. A n Open Letter to All Parliamentarians on the Future of Our Country. Do we need to look at our immigration laws? Dear Parliamentarians, I a m calling on you to take a serious look at our illegal immigrant crisis. I will start with an example of a Bible story that talks about when the children of Israel entered Egypt, they were numbered as 70 persons. By the time all that generation had died, their descendants was just over two million (Exodus-NumbersT hey outnumbered the Egyptians in Egypt and the king of Egypt was very concerned ifw ar had broken out, they would have been defeated. When they went into Egypt, t hey were the children of I srael, and when Moses led them out, they were still the children of Israel. So what arew e doing about our situation? If we dont have an administration that takes this ille-g al immigrants crisis seriousl y, we will continue to be in crisis. For example, there are far too many shanty towns w ith each having over 100 ille gal immigrants. When the question is asked as to whatw e are going to do about these shanty towns, the normal response given is that Bahamians are living in theset owns. This is an unacceptable excuse as to why we allow them to continue to e xist. I am not talking about the Bahamians because the Bahamas is for Bahamians,n or am I referring to those w ho are legal among us. If we need a change in our countrys immigration laws, then please, let us do what needs to be done. We cant continue like this. The prob l em is already out of control and if permitted to continue, the problem will become more and more pervasive. Sof ar, it appears to me that the administrations over the years, former and present, h ave failed the Bahamian people as it relates to them not dealing with this issue. Wen eed to fix this problem before it is too late! What we are doing now will not fix our immigration problem. T he amount it costs us per year to repatriate is always being pronounced but the question I have is how much of our yearly budget financially supports the cost we incur per year to take care of the immigrants who are here illegally eg hospital, edu cation, police resources, etc? Can anyone or any adminis t ration produce these numbers? It crushes me considering our public debt is well over three billion dollars. How much of this debt relati ng to illegal immigration is b eing absorbed by us, the B ahamians? S ome of the negative effects experienced by us are as follows: 1 ) For 2011 thus far, it has been reported that about $1,200 illegal immigrants have b een sent back and I believe, o ut of that repatriated group some have already returned. This is not fair to the Bahami-a n people, their children and their grandchildren. 2) The school systems are o vercrowded. It is alleged that t he illegal children are entering the school systems by recycling birth certificates. I a m demanding that this mat ter be looked into. How will our children have a qualitye ducation in this type of envir onment? It is not a surprise that our national grade is a D average with a system like this. 3) I believe a great number of the crimes in our countrya re being committed by unfamiliar illegal persons. This is continuously being displayed on our local news. 4 ) Our medical clinics and hospital are overly burdened b y unfamiliar illegal persons. When Bahamians go to be serviced by our countrys pub lic medical officers, they are f aced with the issue that beds are not available or they must wait hours to be served. 5) Too many shanty towns c ould cause an infestation of diseases and outbreaks because they dont have the p roper infrastructure e.g. plumbing, water etc. More over, it is no wonder why our f ire budget increased. The t hree towns that recently burned used some of our resources and created a cost for us. What else needs to happen in these shanty towns? How many more firesm ust take place? What needs to take place with these illegal immigrants before our Par-l iamentarians take this illegal situation seriously? 6) Illegal use of our electricity by them has also become an economic burden because the cost of fuel is placed on the backs of the Bahamian taxpayers. 7) It seems to me that in some facets of our society, we are already outnumbered. We are almost to the place where in our country we dont k now who is who. Why illegal i mmigrants should live in our country, enjoy all the benefits designed for Bahamians for free. All Bahamians must strive and pay their way. Whys hould they be able to dwell on the land, enjoy our infra-s tructure and other systems for free and Bahamians have to pay for the property they have and dwell on? In my opinion, this is deplorable. In conclusion, administrations over the years have failed to deal with the matter at hand a very important issue. Bahamians must obey the law of their land and sos hould the illegal immigrants. I am calling on all Bahamians to speak up on this immi-g ration issue for the sake of your children and grandchildren. P lease put this issue top on y our agenda. As Bahamian citizens, we cant afford to lose control of our country toi llegal immigrants. I want to assure you that if we dont take this situation in hand, wew ill lose control of our count ry. But the question still remains, whose hands will the future of our country, the B ahamas, be in children and grandchildren of Bahamians or children and grandchildreno f these illegal immigrants? I am calling this situation a sleeping giant. Please let us get this together! REV ESTHER DAWKINS-THOMPSON C oncerned Citizen, Nassau, June 6, 2011. P AGE 4, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE ,1 7+((67$2):LOOLDP6LPRQ 'HOHYHDX[ ODWHRI(DVW6WUHHW1HZ3URYLGHQFH %DKDPDV 1 27,&( LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWDOOSHUVRQVKDYLQJ DQ\FODLPRUGHPDQGDJDLQVWWKHDERYH(VWDWH DUHUHTXLUHGWRVHQGWKHVDPHGXO\FHUWLHGLQ ZULWLQJWRWKHXQGHUVLJQHGRQRUEHIRUHWKH WK GD\RI-XO\DIWHUZKLFKGDWHWKH ([HFXWRUVZLOOSURFHHGWRGLVWULEXWHWKHDVVHWV KDYLQJUHJDUGRQO\WRWKHFODLPVRIZKLFKWKH\ VKDOOWKHQKDYHKDGQRWLFH $1'127,&( LVKHUHE\JLYHQWKDWDOOSHUVRQV LQGHEWHGWRWKHVDLG(VWDWHRI :LOOLDP6LPRQ I 'HOHYHDX[ DUHUHTXHVWHGWRPDNHIXOOVHWWOHPHQW RQ RUEHIRUHWKHGDWHKHUHLQEHIRUHPHQWLRQHG 1$',$:5,*+7 $WWRUQH\IRUWKH([HFXWRUV &KDQFHOORUV&KDPEHUV 3 1DVVDX%DKDPDV The Tribune Limited N ULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master L EON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama T ELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 F reeport fax: (242 W EBSITE w updated daily at 2pm Immigration and the future of our country E DITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR N EW YORK Being bumped from a f light this summer may not be worth the t ravel voucher or cash refund you get in return. P lanes are booked full. So the next available flight could be hours or even days away. And if you're stuck overnight,t he hotel is often on your own dime. Bumping happens because most big airlines regularly oversell their flights to account for no-shows usually about one in ten passengers. It's often prevalent around the busy Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays. Butm ore travellers could be denied boarding this summer than a year ago because traffic is up while the airlines are limiting then umber of available seats. The Fourth of July weekend could be especially bad because of the number of t ravellers taking to the skies, says Anne Banas, executive editor of If you involuntarily lose your seat, the a irline has to give you cash or a voucher for $400 or $800 depending on how long you're delayed from flying. The amounts rise to $650 to $1,300 starting in August. But even the new amounts may not be e nough to make up for vacation days lost, e specially if you've booked a cruise or a nonrefundable hotel room. Here are some tips for staying on your o riginal flight: No seat? No go. If the booking site doesn't let you select a seat on your chosen flight, don't book it. The flight is probably oversold. Check in early and beware the "seat request." G ate agents often rank passengers based on their check-in times, so be sure to check in a full day ahead online. Those without a s eat assignment will see the words "seat request." If this happens, check in with an agent at the gate once you get to the airport. Seeing your face before other pas-s engers will help you avoid getting pushed off the flight. Know your airline. Airlines vary widely in how many pas sengers they bump. You have the best shot at staying on the plane with JetBlue, Hawaiian and Delta. JetBlue doesn't oversell its flights. It bumped just 26 of 6 million passengers in the first three months of t he year. Regional carriers contracted by b igger airlines bump the most passengers. A merican Eagle, the regional carrier for American, was tops from January to M arch. It bumped about 3 per cent, or about 6,200 of 3.6 million passengers. Be an early bird and fly direct. T ravel as early in the day as possible to avoid getting bumped by passengers who got bumped or cancelled earlier in the day. And select nonstop flights whenever possible. The more legs a flight has, the greater the chance you'll run into trouble. Listen up. Be ready to board immediately when your row or group is called. A gate agentc ould give your seat to a standby passenger while you're hanging back. Another way to avoid bumping, if you c an afford it, is to pay for an upgrade to premium economy, business or first class. Coach passengers get bumped first. Build ing up loyalty points by joining an airline's f requent flier programme will also help. Summer travel also means more cancellations because of thunderstorms. That could also mean a long wait for another flight. There are ways to prepare for a can c ellation. Airlines are required to display o n-time performance on their websites. That includes the percentage of cancella tions, if a flight gets scrapped more than 5 p er cent of the time. P rint out a copy of the airline's contract of carriage, available on its website. That spells out what you're entitled to if your flight is cancelled. The airline's customer service number comes in handy as well. You can call it w hile also waiting in the customer service line, a double-teaming strategy that gets quicker results. A nd jot down information for other flights leaving around the time you're scheduled to depart. That's ammunition for rescheduling your flight. E ven with that preparation, there's a chance you'll be stuck overnight often without your checked bag. So, keep a change of clothes in your carryon. That's also the place to keep your toothbrush and any medications you need. (This article was written by Samantha Bomkamp, AP Airlines Writer). Being bumped could leave fliers bummed LETTERS l EDITOR, The Tribune. THE article in todays business section was interesting, from many angles, and certainly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC will be good for the Bahamas. The Bahamas Marine Exporters Association (BMEA initiative should be encouraged to find a way of, perhaps within this framework, ensuring that those fish that are known in the Bahamas to tend toward ciguatera toxicity be banned from commercial fishing. Ciguatera (fish could have an enormously negative impact on the fishing economy if it were traced, or even suspected, of originating in this country. A recent case of a local fishing enthusiast being poisoned at an upscale hotel restaurant in Nassau, demonstrates how easy such can happen. Everyone, of course, apologised to the victim and stated the difficulty of identifying the suspect fish once it had been filleted but, as most people involved suspect, an unscrupulous fisherman caught and skinned a black fin rockfish and sold it as Nassau grouper or yellow fin rockfish. Had this happened to a tourist instead of a local person, or if Walmart or any oth er company that buys grouper from the Bahamas had a customer complaint of Ciguatera, the lawsuits would already be flying, the Internet and social media would be alive with the story and our fishing industry would take a significant tumble. A simple legal mandate to leave the pectoral fins on the filet would at least reduce the possibility of human con sumption of a potentially toxic fish and ultimately human poisoning therefrom. Being able to backtrack to the fisherman who sold it would be a bonus and maybe that will come with the MSC mandate. BRUCE G RAINE Nassau, June 9, 2011. MSC CERTIFICATION WILL BE GOOD F OR THE BAHAMAS


LOCAL NEWS P AGE 6, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 THE TRIBUNE F ire investigators are still unsure about what sparked t he blaze, and Superintendent of Fire Services Jeffrey Deleveaux said it could take weeks to reach a conclusion as around 65 employees work-ing at the store at the time w ill need to be interviewed. Staff at AID suggested the cause may have been electrical as they saw smoke and flames coming from the wall behind the bathrooms in the upstairs warehouse, on thee astern side of the building, when the fire alarm sounded. They reacted quickly by fighting the flames with fire extinguishers, but dry goods nearby quickly caught light,and staff overwhelmed by s moke were forced to make a quick exit, leaving their personal belongings and everything else behind. S upt Deleveaux said a sprinkler system would havec ontrolled the fire immediately, however such systems a re only required in new cons tructions. can guarantee you, if the b uilding had sprinklers, one s prinkler head would have b een able to hold that with m inimal damage in that particular area, he said. But the fire spread and intensified, fueled by strong w inds and flammable paints, c hemicals, tyres and aerosols stored at the back of the b uilding. Supt Deleveaux said: Every fire is a new experience, and this one was crazy. There were so many e xplosions and in some of the areas we were not able to get to. It was congested, the keys were in the building, trailers were blocking entrances. We learned a lot from it. Fire services had 46 officers, six fire engines, and an additional 13 officers from theA irport Authority on site until the blaze was extinguished at around 9pm, witho ut having spread to the adja cent Shell Service Station or other structures. T he fire crews had arrived w ithin minutes of the fire being reported and exhausted the 1,000 gallons of water s tored on each tank within around 45 minutes. Firefighters were unable to access w ater from directly underground and had to extend hoses to a water access point in Mackey Street to continue f ighting the blaze. It continued to smoulder throughout the day yesterday,a nd two fire crews remained on site. Mr Watson said he was glad all staff got out alive, and j ust two were treated for smoke inhalation. The possibility of this happ ening never crossed my mind, Mr Watson said. We had thought about hurricanes, but we didnt really do fire drills. We had a professional electrician install the wiringand alarm, but the fire drill was just to get out. We had t he side door, two warehouse d oors and one in the retail area. I made sure all warehouse a nd service counter staff got out of there, it could have spread to the service centre and gas station. When we build the new building it will be up to all the new standards in terms of fire and hurricane safety. SEE PAGES8, 9 and 10 AIDSTORE MANAGERS HOPE TO REOPEN AT NEW LOCATION F ROM page one PICTURES OF THE AFTERMATH from Thursdays fire. At the bottom of the page are firefighters at the scene on Thursday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f


LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011, PAGE 7 FIREDESTROYS THE AID BUILDING SCENES OF THURSDAYS devastating blaze which destroyed the AID store on Wulff Road. The picture below this one and photo at the bottom righto f the page were taken yesterday and s how the aftermath of the fire. AID DESTROYED THE FIRE CREWS had arrived within minutes of the fire being reported and exhausted the 1,000 gallons of water stored on each tank within around 45 minutes. Photos: Felip Major /Tribune PHOTOSCONTINUE ON PAGES EIGHTANDNINE


THE TRIBUNE SECTION E P A GE 13 SA TURD A Y JUNE 11, 2011 THE buzz of activity at Queens College Basketball courts started from early March 3 and is scheduled to continue until August 20th, 2011. Every Saturday morning from 8am to 12:00noon, you will find eight dedicated individuals sharing their individual skills with over 200 enthusiastic boys ranging from four to 18-years of age. The Huskie Junior Ballers exist to enhance the level of basketball from the youth by uniting basketball clubs and schools through its youth basketball academy and league, while fostering the importance of education alongside sports development. The coaching staff consists of national players, educators, counselors, high school coach es, sports enthusiasts and busi ness professionals. Coaches: Neville "Manny" Adderley (Co-President), Carl Campbell, Jason Edwards, Felicia-Antoinette Knowles, Mario Knowles, Philip McKenzie, Ricardo Pierre and Dwayne Smith (Co-President). Above, coaches and participants participate in a training session. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter D A Y t w o o f t h e N a t i o n a l C o l l e gi ate A t hlet i c A sso ci ati on ( NCA A ) D i v i s i o n O n e O u t d o o r T r a c k a n d F i e l d C h a m p i o n s h i p s o n T h u r s d a y s a w j u s t o n e B a h a m i a n a d v a n c e i n a n i n d i vidual event. In the women's 200 metres semifi n als A ub ur n Un ive rsi t y t ea mma te s Ni vea S mit h an d Sh eni qu a Q' F erg us on both co mpe te d, b ut o nly S mi th go t into the fina l, se t for tod ay in Des Moines, Iowa. Result of day three yesterday, fea turing Texas A&M senior Demetrius Pinde r in the m en' s 4 00 fina l, wa s not available at presstime. Also in action w as t he U ni vers it y o f T exas' s en io r Jamal Wilson in the men's high jump final. Smith, the Gran d Baha mian na tive i n h er ju n i o r ye ar f i n i s h ed t h i r d i n he r h ea t to po st the th ir d fa s te st qu al i f y i n g t i m e o f 2 2 8 0 s e c o n d s L o u i s i a n a S t at e U n i v e r s i t y ( LS U ) s o p h o m o r e Kimberlyn Duncan won in 22.39 and B a y l o r s s e n i o r T i f f a n y T o w n s e n d w a s second in 22.77. Fer g uso n, a s en ior who al so mis se d o ut of advan ci ng t o t h e f i nal o f t h e 100, was third in heat three in 23.11. H e r t i m e w a s 1 2 t h o v e r a l l a s s h e f a i l e d to get a spot in the top eight. Ivanique Kemp, a freshman at the University of Arkansas, was third in h eat t hr ee o f t h e w o men' s 100 hu rd le s i n 1 3 2 0 b u t it w a s n' t fa s t e n o u g h as she was 10th overall. S h e m i ss e d a s h o t a t t h e f i n a l b y two spots. I n t h e o n l y f i n a l t h a t f e a t u r e d a B a h a m i a n u p t o d a y t w o U n i v e r s i t y o f Arkansas' freshman Raymond Higgs h ad t o set t l e f o r ei gh t h plac e in t he men' s l ong jump. His best performance c a m e i n b o t h t h e f i r s t and fourth rounds when he so ar ed 7 .8 6 me t r es or 2 5-fe et, 9 1 /2 -inche s. His o t h e r s e r i e s o f j u m p s w e r e 7 7 5m o r 2 59 1 / 2 i n t h e s ec o n d r o u n d ; 7. 8 3m o r 2 55 1/4 in the third; 7.71m or 25-3 1/2 on the fifth and 7.79m or 25-6 3/4 on the sixth and final round. Ngo n i dz as h e M ak us ha a j u ni o r at F l o r i d a S t a t e, c l i n c h e d t h e t i t l e w i t h hi s wi nn in g l eap o f 8.40m o r 2 7-6 3/ 4 on his fo urth atte mpt. I n fa ct, Da ma r F o rb es a s op h om o re at L S U (8. 23m o r 2 7 0 ) a n d W i l l C l a y e a j u n i o r a t Flor id a (8 2 0m o r 26 -1 1 ) a l s o g o t t h e i r b e s t m a r k s f o r s e c o n d a n d t h i r d i n t h e f o u r t h r o u n d A l s o o n T h u r s d a y C ac h e A rm b ri st e r ran a s p l i t o f 5 2 4 0 o n t h e t h i r d l e g t o h e l p A u bur n to se co nd pl ace i n h e a t t h r e e f o r t h e s e c o n d f a s t e s t q u a l i f y i n g t i m e o f 3 : 3 0 6 2 i n t h e q u a l i f y i n g r o u n d o f t h e w o m e n s 4 x 4 0 0 r e l a y But D eme trius Pinde r d i d n t r u n f o r T e x a s A & M a s t h e i r m e n s 4 x 4 0 0 r e l a y t e a m a d v a n c e d b y w i n n i n g h e a t t w o i n 3 : 0 3 4 8 w i t h t h e s e c o n d f a s t e s t q u a l i f y i n g t i m e b e h i n d M i s s i s s i p p i S t a t e ( 3 : 0 3 3 9 ) N o d o u b t P i n d e r i s e x p e c t e d t o b e i n t h e l i n e u p t o d a y a s t h e r e l a y f i n a l w i l l b r i n g t h e c u r t a i n d o w n o n t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p s a n d t h e G r a n d B a h a m a s c o l l e g i a t e c a r e e r S m i t h a d v a n c e s t o N C A A f i n a l s VOLLEYBALL P AN AM V OL LEYBA L L CU P THE Bahamas Volleyball Federation men's national team will be leaving town today for Gatineau, Quebec, Canada where they will compete in the Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup. The Bahamas will be the only English-speaking coun try from the North Ameri can, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Federation (NORCECA) Zone that will compete in the championship from June 1318. Raymond Wilson will serve as the head coach of the team. He will be assisted by DeVince Smith. The members of the team are as follows: Byron Ferguson, Shedrick Forbes, Renaldo Knowles, Muller Petit, Romel Light bourne, Enderich Rahming, Carl Rolle Jr., Glen Rolle, Jevaughn Saunders, Tony Simon, Prince Wilson and Jamal Ferguson. A total of 10 teams from the NORCECA region will be playing in the tournament to secure two spots for the 2012 Olympic Games and the World League. The Bahamas joins the other countries from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the United States of America, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela and Canada. TENNIS D A VIS CU P TE AM OFF THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association men's national team will be leaving today for Bolivia where they will compete in the Ameri can Zone III Davis Cup tie that will run from June 1519. The team, captained by John Farrington, will comprise of Devin Mullings, Timothy Neilly, Marvin Rolle and Rodney Carey. The Bahamas will be playing out of one of the two groups that will feature Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica. The top two teams in each pool will advance to the new promotion' pool. The top two nations in this pool will be promoted to Americas Zone II for 2012. The bottom two nations in each pool will be placed in a new relegation' pool with the bottom two nations in this pool being relegated to the Americas Zone Group IV for 2012. TRACK B A A A S J R NA T I O NA L S THE Bahamas Associa tion of Athletic Associations will conclude its trials for its junior national teams today at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. The BAAA is using the trials that got started on Fri day night for the IAAF World Youth Championships, scheduled for July 6-10 in Lille, France and the CAC Age Group Championships, scheduled for July 1-3 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. BOXING SIL V ER BO XING GLOVE T O U RNE Y CHAMPION Amateur Boxing Club will hold its 7th Wellington Sonny Boy' Rahming Silver Gloves Box ing Tournament tonight at the Wulff Road Boxing Center. The event will start at 6 p.m. and will feature com petitors from the LionHeart Boxing Club and the Southside Marlins Boxing Club. There is also expected to be a visiting boxer from Turks and Caicos. spor ts NOTES Nivea Smith Teammate Sheniqua Ferguson fails to qualify H U S K I E J U N I O R B A L L E R S S E E K T O U N I T E Y O U N G B A L L E R S By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter S I N C E t u r n i n g pr o l a s t M a r ch l ife has not been what T a u r e a n o R e n o Johnson expected. H e h a s o n l y h a d f o ur f i gh t s a ll i n the same year. B u t w h i l e h e c on t i n u e s h i s t r a i n i n g i n h i s n e w e n v i r o n m e n t i n A t l a n t a G e o r g i a J o h n s o n i s t r y i n g t o m a k e t h e b e s t o f his situation one t hat he hop es w ill e v e n t u a l l y l a n d him a championship title this year. His first fight for the year is scheduled for Jul y 15 foll owe d b y an othe r on Jul y 3 0 After that, Johnson said he intends to come home a n d m a k e a n a p p e a r a n c e i n t wo l o c a l s h o ws i n August and September. "I want to fight for the Bahamas title, the Ca ri b b e a n ti tl e a nd t he Co m m on w e a l th ti tl e sa id Joh nson, who got off to a g re at s tar t with a perfect 4-0 win-loss record last year. I n p re p a ra t i o n f o r h i s r e t u r n t o t h e r i n g Johnson said he's already gotten down to the r eq ui r ed m i dd l ew ei gh t w ei gh t l i mi t an d h i s new coach G reg Brow n has got ten in super shape. S t i l l ma n ag ed b y P o u n d f o r P o u n d M an agemen t, h e ad ed by Shan e B ail ey J oh nson said he's experiencing his share of problems getting his career pushed forward. I t h a s b e e n o n e o f t h e m o s t d i f f i c u l t p e r i o d s i n m y l i f e h e i n s i s t e d I v e b e e n p u s h e d t o w a r d s m a n a g e m e n t a n d p r o m o t i o n s b e c a u s e a l t h o u g h I h a v e m y f a u l t s w i t h t h e m I v e Johnson hopes for title shot, pr epares for upcoming fights By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter W I T H n ew m a n a ge r S t e ve N el s o n i n h i s c o r n e r M e a c h e r P a i n Ma jor is c on fid ent th at he w i ll get the k i n d o f e x p o s u r e t h a t w i l l p r o p e l h i m to war ds b eing o ne o f t h e b e s t l i g h t w e i g h t s i n t h e w o r l d H a v i n g r e c e n t l y s ig n ed a fo u r y ea r ca r e e r wi t h N e l so n, M a j o r s a i d t h a t s ho u l d b e s uf f i ci e n t t i m e f o r h i m t o m ak e i t bi g on t he worl d sta ge or he wi l l com e h o m e a n d t u r n h i s a t t e n t i o n t o h e l p i n g t h e yo uth o f the n atio n. I w a n t t o b e a b l e t o o p e n s o m e d o o r s f o r t h e y oun ge r gu ys l i ke Va l en ti no Kno wl e s a nd Ca rl H i e l d w h e n e v e r t h e y d e c i d e t o t u r n p r o M a j o r s t r e s s e d "I w ant t o be a p os sib le title ho lder in the next 3 -4 years when I look towar ds retirem ent to op en d o o rs fo r th o s e g u ys a nd g ive t he m the o ppo rtu nity tha t I never r eally had wh en I was gro win g u p. Havin g g on e t hr ou gh th e ran ks a s an amateu r b oxe r un de r the tu tela ge o f Ra y M in us J r M a jo r t u r n e d p r o in 2 0 0 0 a n d h a s c o mpiled an 18-4 -1 winl o ss -d raw r ec or d. Bu t at th e age of 29, M ajo r s aid he felt that he s ho uld ha ve a lread y been in a po sit i o n to c on tes t for a title sh ot. N ow i n Bu ffalo N ew Y o r k w h e r e h e m o v e d h i s t r a i n i n g s i t e l a s t y e a r M a j o r i s l o o k i n g f o r w a rd t o hi s bi g b r e a k th ro ugh w ith N elso n. Fir st o f a l l, I wa nt to gi v e t he al m i gh ty G od t hanks for gi vi ng me t his opport uni ty and the n Major obtains new manager confident of getting new exposur e SEE page 14 SEE page 14 Taureano Johnson Meacher Major


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I' m j u st t r yi ng t o g et t h e r i g h t f i g h t s s o h o p e f u l l y s ome time in th e new y ear I c an get a ch an ce to f ight for t h e B r i t i s h C o m m o n w e a l t h title o r e ven a w or ld tit l e I 'm j u s t g o i n g t o t a k e m y t i m e a n d p i c k t h e r i g h t f i g h t s r a t h e r th an ju st takin g a fig ht fo r a c ou ple o f dollar s. T h e r e s a p o s s i b i l i t y t h a t M ajor will also h oo k u p with B a h a m i a n d e c e n t E d n e y Ch err y so metime this year in th eir bid t o blen d the i r talent in p u tti ng o n a bo x ing s h ow as w ell. 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A s a n a d d e d t re a t S a n d s s a i d o n t h e f i n a l n i g h t t h e r e w i l l b e a 4 x 4 0 0 m r e l a y w i t h a n A l l S t a r t e a m f r o m G r a n d B ah ama an d o n e fro m t h e rest o f th e B a h a m a s The ch ampio nshi ps wil l s erve a s a tr ial fo r se ver al tea ms, inc ludi ng the P a n A m e r i c a n J r C h a m p i o n s h i p s s c h e d u l e d f o r M i r a m a r F l o r i d a i n J u l y ; t h e S e n i o r C e n t r a l A m e r i c a a n d C ar ib bean T rack a n d F ield Ch a mp io n s h i p s i n P u e r t o R i c o i n J u l y ; t h e I A A F W o r l d C h a m p i o n s h i p s i n Da egu K o r e a in Au gu st an d th e Pan Am e r i ca n G a m es in Gu a da la j a r a i n O c t o b e r B T C w h i c h h a s b e en a p art n e r w i th the BAAA f or m any y ea r s was t he ti tle p artn er o f th e C ar i fta tri als and t h e y a l s o s p o n s o r e d t h e C a r i f t a t e a m a t th e G ames in M on t ego B ay, Jam aic a. A s a pa rt o f th ei r sp o n so rshi p BTC w i l l p ro v i d e a C E O M o st O u ts ta n d i n g M ale an d Fema le Jr. an d S en io r A th l ete A w ard SPORTS P AGE 14, SA TURDA Y JUNE 1 1, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE lea rned that y ou hav e to g ive and take in order to survive. T h a t s t h e c a s e w i t h m e r i g h t n o w I t s b e e n p r e t t y unc omfortable. The diff icult y I gues s come s with the te rri tory. That' s h ow I can put i t B u t i n t h e e n d I k n o w t h e r e a r e s o m e p o s i t i v e results." On the positive side, John so n s ai d h e' s l ook ing fo rwa rd to h i s T a u r e a n o Jo h n s o n P r o motions teaming up with the Meacher Pain Promotions to pu t on the fi rs t l oca l s how for the year. W e a r e e v e n l o o k i n g a t g e t t i n g J e r m a i n e C h o o C h o o M a c k e y an d a l l o f h i s p a r t ne r s t o g e t o n b oa r d wh e t he r to fight me for the Bahamas midd le weight ti tle or just t o g e t o n t h e s h o w t o f i g h t s o m e body else. Bu t I' m e x p e ct e d to g o u p a g a i n s t o n e o f t h e C a r i b b e a n s b e s t a n d M e a c h e r M a j o r f i g h t i n g o n e o f t h e C a r i b b e a n s b e s t. W e a r e a l s o t a l k i n g w i t h S h e r m a n t h e Tank' W illia ms to a ssist us in any way he can, whether it's t o f ig ht or to us e his admin istrative skills." Johnson, 27, said he's just finding out how difficult it is t o b e a p ro f essi o nal f i ght er b u t w i t h e a c h p a s s i n g d a y he's learning more of what it takes to get to the top. FROM page 13 Johnson FROM page 13 Major S a n d s : C o u n t d o w n t o t h e S h o w d o w n i s o n


o utside. If we create favourable conditions for them I'm sure that more and more Chinese will comeo ver," said Mr Wang, accompanied by a delegation from China. If we can facilitate more convenience for tourists to come, for instance like the e xemption of visa requirem ents, it will be quite a good thing." He added that China, and other Asian countries with a huge demand for seafood but dwindling resources, will wel c ome imports from the Bahamas. "We are still suffering from over-fishing and fish catches have been declining each year. In addition, not only China h as a huge population but m any Asian countries have huge populations and they have great demand for marinep roducts. If we can have more imports of fish resources from the Caribbean and LatinA merica, I'm sure it will be welcomed." Chinese companies are also e nthusiastic about making i nvestments abroad, said Mr Wang. "China has a full range of e nterprises that are capable of going outside (the country). Now many of them only f ocus on the domestic market which was quite limited, many of them hope to go to the outs ide world and seek opportu nities." Mr Wang and his delegat ion made courtesy calls on Governor General Arthur Foulkes, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest, PoliceC ommissioner Ellison Greenslade, President of the Senate Lynn Holowesko and visited the Free National M ovement headquarters. The delegation will tour the national stadium and theC lifton Heritage site today before leaving the country tomorrow. a large brown envelope filled with $40,000 cash from a Caribbean Football Union (CFU The affidavit is part of the evidence dossier harvested by FIFA's ethics committee to investigate claims put forth by a group of Caribbean football officials led by Mr Sealey who exposed an alleged attempt by a presidential candidate to bribe regional officials to support his bid. According to a Bloomberg report by Tariq Panja, Mr F reeh, who left the FBI in 2001 and now heads his own investigation company, will lead a team to the Bahamas to investigate the claims. The location was chosen because CFU refused to meet the investigators in Miami, aski ng in instead for a venue in the Caribbean. The report said the CFU also questioned FIFAs decision to hire a US firm to look into allegations that some regional officials were offered and accepted $40,000 cash bribes to vote for Mohamed B in Hammam who challenged president Sepp Blatter in the election. The main focus of the investigation is a meeting last month in Trinidad that was part of Mr Bin Hammams election campaign. H e and FIFA vice president Jack Warner are being investig ated by the organisation. Both deny the bribery claims, but were suspended by the FIFA ethics committee on May 29 pending further inquiries. Meanwhile, The AP reported yesterday that a Caribbean soc c er official acknowledged getting $40,000 in cash at the T rinidad meeting. Suriname federation president Louis Giskus said he received an envelope containing four piles of $100 bills at a conference staged by Mr bin Hammam. S occer officials in Puerto Rico also admitted accepting f unds earlier this month. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011, PAGE 15 CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPELCHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2011 B ible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)11:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. SpeakerGill Maycock Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046 The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427( JUNE 12TH, 2011Theme: "Like Good Stewards of The Manifold Grace of God, Serve One Another With Whatever Gift Each of You Have Received."7 :00 a.m.R ev. Carla Culmer/Bro. Franklyn Bethel 11:00 a.m. Bro. Henry Knowles/Contemparary Service 7:00 p.m. Bro. Jamicko Forde/ Bro. Franklyn Bethel THE Salvation Army is hosting its annual fair this Whit M onday in Grants T own. The fair is sponsored by the organisations Grant Town Corps, and will offer food and entertainment from six C aribbean countries. S tarting at noon, t he event will feature cuisine from Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad a nd Tobago, in addit ion to Bahamian stap les. E ntertainment at t he event will include a cultural show by participating countries, a performance by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band and a kiddie corner with face painting, cotton c andy and a bouncy castle. The fair goes until 6 pm and will be held o n Meadow and West S treets; the area will be closed to vehiculart raffic. T he Salvation Army is asking a $10-donation for tickets. The Bahamas Division of the Salvation Army provides assistance through a wide a rray of social services t hat range from pro viding food for theh ungry, relief for disa ster victims, school ing and employment for the blind, outreach to the elderly and ill,c lothing and shelter to t he homeless and opportunities for underprivileged chil-d ren. Tribune for reporting on the Prime Ministers remarks, stating it was irresponsible of The Tribune to carry the story based on the reckless, unsubstantiated and hearsay comments of the Prime Minister in Parliament. Mr Ingraham is politically desperate. He can see the writing on the wall. It is sad that of all the serious matters facing our country and the important matters discussed and debated in Parliament over the past few days that such utterances could find a place of prominence in the news cycle, said Mr Davis. Mr Ingrahams statements yesterday were political mischief of the highest order, and should not be taken seriously by the press. Why would I be engaged in such foolish discussions with members and supporters of the FNM? Anyone who knows me knows better than that. Claiming the FNM has tried everything in the book to change the national focus from the problems of crime and unemployment, Mr Davis said the FNM has now started to regurgitate the old and tired propaganda of 2007. Now the Prime Minister is attempting to create some false impression of infighting in the PLP. What is factual and supported by evidence though is that Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette does not have the support of his leader, Hubert Ingraham. I am committed to ensuring that Perry Gladstone Christie is the next Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and that the PLP is returned to power. No political mischief, false accusations, fabricated stories or propaganda will change the widely-held public view that Hubert Ingraham must go and must go now. Our country deserves better than Hubert Ingraham and the FNM and their lame attempts to distract from their failures in every major area of governance. off. A high-speed chase followed, ending on a private road near BEC, on Baillou Hill Road. The driver, upon realising he had been cornered by the officers, reportedly attempted to evade arrest. It is claimed the man a ccelerated his vehicle and attempted to run over the officers, when he was fatally shot. The driver, a 19-year old man of Pinewood Gardens, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. His passenger received a gunshot injury to her arm and was taken to hospital where she was treated and discharged. She is helping police with their investigations. P AN CARIBBEAN C UISINE AND ENTERTAINMENT AT WHIT M ONDAY FAIR FROM page one PHILIP BRAVEDAVIS FROM page one FIFA CORRUPTION INVESTIGATOR F ROM page one CHINESE VISITOR RULES FROM page one MAN KILLED BY THE POLICE