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Wilson pledges to
end BUT infighting

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net



IN the face of allegations
of “almost criminal” elec-
toral irregularities and
promises from some of her
opponents to go as far as the
Supreme Court to bring
about another election, a
jubilant incumbent Belinda
Wilson and her slate of
prospective officers were
officially installed as the new
executive team to lead the



Advocate for families
of victims appeals for
maximum sentences



KILLER: Cordell Farrington appeared in court this week.

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



AN advocate for the families of the four young victims of seri-
al killer Cordell Farrington is calling for maximum sentences to be
imposed at his sentencing next week in the Supreme Court.

Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Justice (FFJ), said
although the families want the death penalty imposed, a life sen-
tence for each of the boys would ensure Farrington never leaves
prison.

“The families have been waiting seven long years to get some
sort of justice, and we are hoping that Farrington gets the maximum

sentence in this case,” he said.

SEE page 11

MAGISTRATE SHOOTING
REPORT |S DISMISSED

MINISTER of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
dismissed reports yesterday
that Magistrate Carolita
Bethel had been shot on
Bank Lane earlier that after-
noon.

When contacted by The
Tribune after a number of
frantic calls on the matter,
Minister Turnquest said he
had checked into the claims
and was happy to report that
no such incident took place.

Reportedly this rumour
began as a result of a police
walkabout yesterday which
was intended to ease concerns

SEE page 5

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POLICE have confirmed
that the man shot and
killed by officers on Thurs-
day was Reginald Smith,
57, of Bay Geranium
Avenue, Pinewood Gar-
dens.

The shooting was report-
ed to have taken place just
before 4 pm outside the
Straw Market on Bay
Street, however the reports
from the police differed
considerably from that of
eyewitnesses.

Eyewitnesses allege that
the male officer drew his

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SEE page 11



pledges to uphold the rules and
constitution of the Bahamas
Union of Teachers.



Felipé Major/Tribune staff
ALL ABLAZE: The Fire Service held a fire demonstration and training exercise on RM Bailey Park yesterday as part of Fire Service Awareness
Week which started on Monday.

Straw isn’t selling, say vendors

STRAW just isn’t selling, vendors told
The Tribune as we took to downtown Nas-
sau for Street Talk in the wake of the arrest
of nine straw vendors in New York last
week.

It is claimed the bags are a hit among
local women, and visitors to this island,
who turn down straw products for coun-
terfeit goods they can also find at home.

Telator Strachan, president of the Straw
Vendors Association was receiving calls
just before midnight on Wednesday night as
the situation unfolded.

“Interested Bahamians were concerned,
and they wanted to know if there was some-
thing they could do to help,” she said.

“T understand the government put the
tariff high on the bags to discourage them.
Yet they know they were bringing these
bags in and collecting duty.

“The vendors try to make an honest liv-
ing with those bags. They bought them and

STREET

ALK

were prepared to pay duty on the items.”

Mrs Strachan everything should be done
to bring the arrested vendors home.

Shop owner Lerond Colebrook said:
“New York City is the cheapest place to
purchase these items from. If you take away
the bags, you take away the food out of
our mouth, or our customs officers, and
for the tourists who come here excitedly
for the bags.

“IT did a customer survey in my shop,
asking them what is their reason for coming



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to the Bahamas. They say they come to
the Bahamas to get a bag.

“Customers say they’ve been coming
several times a year, and we are bringing
the tourists to the country.”

Musician Kevin Young, said: “I do feel
that selling these counterfeit bags destroy
what the Bahamas straw market is all
about. It deprives major stores which are
authorised from getting and selling their
merchandise.

“Although they’re selling them at cheap-
er prices, the authorised stores are not get-
ting the sales they need. Some rules and
regulations need to be put in place at the
reopening of the new straw market.”

Vendor Ethel King said: “It is difficult to
go and get straw. The poor people have to
make a living.”

“On the cruise ships they tell the tourist

SEE page 5

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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS



‘I thought I was
soing to die’



CRASH AFTERMATH: An extinguisher is used to deal with the flames.

NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

PASSENGERS on the Piper PA-
31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimi-
ni last weekend said no paramedics
were on hand to assist them in the
aftermath.

Justin Schmidt, who was visiting the
Bahamas with his girlfriend Lauren
Andrews and two other friends, Jim
and Marilyn Ulmer, said he was seated
next to the passenger door that flew
open minutes after take-off.

Despite initial reports suggesting a
problem with the baggage door, Mr
Schmidt said it was the passenger door
next to him that flew open when the
pilot turned the aircraft “so everyone
on the plane could get a picture of
Bimini Sands, where we were stay-
ing.”

“T thought I was going to die. I knew
we were going to crash and I thought I
was going to die. We came down from
up in the air to the runway really fast.
I was holding the door shut for dear

ABLAZE: The Piper PA-31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimini.



HOLDING ON: This picture taken by Marilyn Ulmer shows Justin Schmidt holding

the door closed in flight.

life. It took every ounce of energy I
had to get the door closed,” Mr
Schmidt told The Tribune.

While strapped in by his seatbelt,
Mr Schmidt said he was able to reach
two wires holding the door and pull it
shut with the assistance of his girl-

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friend.

On his first attempt, Mr Schmidt
“got it half way and the wind sucked it
back out”.

He was successful on the second
attempt, but only managed to pull in
the bottom part of the door, as he

would have had to take off his seatbelt
to reach the top part. Mr Schmidt said
there were six passengers on board
the flight, plus the pilot — not five, as
investigators earlier reported.

He said there was a passenger in
the co-pilot seat never mentioned in
official reports, who seemed to be a
personal acquaintance of pilot’s, “from
how they were associating with each
other”.

The pilot “abruptly turned around”
after the door breach it what seemed
like a “180 degree turn”, said Mr
Schmidt.

He said based on the angle and the
speed of the move, he knew they were
going to crash. “We hit the runway
very hard. From what the investiga-
tors said, a tire popped.

“We went off the right side of the
runway, nose-first into a bunch of
trees. We hit really, really hard. We
were coming in fast and steep. Before
we touched the ground I knew we
were going to crash,” said Mr Schmidt.

Mrs Andrews said: “I saw the tip of
the wing hit the runway, and a part of



the tip of the wing came off.”

Right before Mr Schmidt got out of
the plane, he said he caught sight of a
fire on the right front side of the exte-
rior. Once outside, everyone ran across
the runway, he said.

“There really wasn’t any emergency
services. It kind of felt hopeless
because there was really no one there
to help us,” said Mr Schmidt. “A police
truck and another truck pulling a trail-
er with a red 55-gallon drum came.
They were spraying with whatever was
in the container to try to contain the
fire. It was barely reaching the fire; it
wasn’t like a big fire hose,” he said.
“There were no paramedics, ambu-
lance. No one came to see if we were
okay. The people came to try to put
the fire out, but we didn’t have any
emergency medical personnel speak
with us afterwards at all.

“It seemed like we were on our own
for the rest of the day. It is a lucky
thing we had friends at Bimini Sands.
They put us up for the night.”

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i BAHAMAS AGAINST CRIME



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Forum to allow
young to have
voice on how
to fight crime

BAHAMAS Against
Crime (BAC) is hosting a
youth leaders forum to
allow a younger generation
to have a voice on how to
best tackle the country's
crime problem.

The event, scheduled for
September 29, is aimed at
community leaders
between the ages of 17 and
35 when it is hoped that
fresh, innovative ideas for
the fight against rising
crime levels will be raised.

The BAC, a non-profit
community organisation,
said that for far too long
the dialogue on crime and
crime prevention has been
between older persons
while the younger genera-
tion — many of whom are
the victims and perpetra-
tors of crimes — have been
left out of the discussion.
With the upcoming forum,
BAC hopes that this will
change.

"It is an indisputable fact
that young people are at
the core of the crime and
violence problem in the
nation, both as victims and
as perpetrators. It is there-
fore imperative that they
become more actively
involved in the fight
against crime,” said BAC
executive director Rev CB
Moss.

"In addition, today's
youth will spend more time
in the Bahamas of the
future than the current
generation, indeed it is
their society that is being
created today. It is there-
fore only fitting that they
have a greater hand in
crafting the society of
tomorrow,” Mr Moss con-
tinued.

The forum aims to
emphasise the magnitude
of the current crisis, and its
potential negative long-
term impact on the coun-
try; to convince young
leaders of their responsibil-
ity to react and face the
crime problem head on; to
mobilise, empower and
resource young leaders so
they can be better
equipped for the task.

Confirmed speakers at
the event include Police
Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade and CEO of
Jones Communications
Wendall Jones.

The forum, sponsored in
part by Commonwealth
Bank, will be held at the
BCPOU Hall on Farring-
ton Road at 9am.

Man sentenced to life
for killing local pastor

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Angelo Rahming of

by Justice Hartman Longley in the
Supreme Court on Thursday.
Wallace Rolle represented Rahming
who pleaded guilty to murder and
armed robbery in January 2010.

Bight Mile Rock was sentenced to life

in prison for the murder of Troy Sey-
mour, a local pastor who was gunned

down and stabbed to death in Novem-

ber 2006.

Rahming, 28, also received a 20-year
prison sentence for armed robbery.
The sentences were handed down

An application was filed in the
Supreme Court by Rahming’s attor-
ney to change his client’s guilty plea
to not guilty, however Justice Longley

Application

rejected the application after hearing
submissions from Rolle and Crown
Prosecutor Vernal Collie.

Mr Collie described Seymour’s death
as brutal and senseless.

He said the prosecution would have

asked for the death penalty if the mat-
ter had gone to trial.

However, he said because the

accused pleaded guilty and did not
waste the court’s time and had
expressed remorse, the Crown decided
not to pursue the death penalty.

Minister of Foreign Affairs to address
65th United Nations General Assembly

DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Immigration
Brent Symonette is leading
the Bahamas’ delegation to
the 65th Session of the Unit-
ed Nations General Assem-
bly in New York.

The General Debate of
the 65th Session of the Gen-
eral Assembly started on
Thursday and will continue
today; it then resumes on
Monday and runs until next
Thursday.

Mr Symonette is sched-
uled to address the General
Assembly on Tuesday.

He will also participate in
a series of high-level meet-
ings in the margins of the
General Debate including
the Thirteenth Informal
Council for Foreign and
Community Relations, com-
prising Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Caribbean
Community, CARICOM; a
meeting between CARI-
COM and Australia; CARI-
COM Meeting to examine
the Plan for the Permanent
Committee of Ambassadors;
Meeting of Ministers for
Foreign Affairs and Heads
of Delegation of the Non-
Aligned Movement (NAM);
Commonwealth Foreign
Affairs Ministers Meeting;
and, the 34th Annual Meet-
ing of Ministers of Foreign
Affairs of the Group of 77.

Meet

The Bahamas has been
specifically asked to meet
with representatives from
Mexico, Argentina, Hun-
gary, Canada, Serbia and
Bahrain, in an effort to
enhance relations with these
respective countries.

Mr Symonette will artic-
ulate the Bahamas’ position
on Kosovo; the UN
acknowledged a non-bind-
ing international court ruling
on Kosovo’s independence
from Serbia.

“The Bahamas has sup-
ported (Kosovo’s) applica-
tion to the World Bank and
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) for access to
financial resources for eco-
nomic development,” said
Ambassador Joshua Sears,
Director General at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Bahamas has also



(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

SPEAKING UP FOR BAHAMAS: In this file photo Theodore Brent
Symonette, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign
Affairs of the Bahamas, addresses the 64th session of the General
Assembly at United Nations headquarters Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.



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The Bahamas has supported

(Kosovo’s) application to the
World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) for access to
financial resources for economic

development.”



Ambassador Joshua Sears

thrown its support behind a
resolution to the Honduras
matter, which will be dis-
cussed at the General
Assembly. On July 5, 2009,
Honduras was suspended
from active participation in
the Organisation of Ameri-
can States (OAS) as a result
of the June 28 coup d’état
that expelled President Jose
Manuel Zelaya from office.

The Bahamas will further
participate in discussions
regarding non-communica-
ble diseases, a resolution to
the Turks and Caicos Islands
elections, which according

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to reports “has been delayed
indefinitely to allow for anti-
corruption and good gov-
ernment reforms to take

effect”, and the selection of
a new CARICOM Secre-
tary-General.

The Permanent Repre-
sentative of the Bahamas
will participate in the High-
Level Plenary Meeting of
the General Assembly UN
Summit on the Millennium
Development Goals
(MDGs) — touted as the
most broadly supported
comprehensive and specific
goals upon which the world
has ever agreed.

Goals

The eight goals to be
achieved by 2015 are: the
eradication of extreme
poverty and hunger; achieve
universal primary education;
promote gender equality
and empower women;
reduce child mortality;
improve maternal health;
combat HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases; ensure
environmental sustainability;
and develop a global part-
nership for development.

“The UN is a global
organisation to which all
member states belong and
the General Assembly
affords each country to state
its foreign policy and to dis-
cuss issues of global impor-
tance,” Ambassador Sears
said. “All members enjoy
equal opportunity; however
the UN does recognise
regional bodies at which
each grouping is allowed to
advance its issues,” he said.

The Bahamas delegation
includes Marilyn Zonicle,
under-secretary in the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs;
Ambassador Paulette
Bethel, Bahamas Permanent
Representative to the Unit-
ed Nations, other officials
from the Ministry and C A
Smith, Bahamas Ambas-
sador to Washington, DC.



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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Incum-
bent Quinton Laroda has
officially won the race for
area vice-president of
Grand Bahama in the
Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers election.

The post was being con-
tested by union shop stew-
ard Meoshe Basden-Curtis,
a teacher at the Eight Mile
Rock High School.

There are around 600
union members in Grand
Bahama. Voter turn-out
was higher in the Freeport
area than at the other two
polling stations in east and
west Grand Bahama.

Teachers cast ballots for
six positions in the district,
including two positions for
trustees, three executive
members, and area vice-
president.

The Tribune was initially
told Mr Laroda won by a
“landslide.”

In fact, he won 301 votes
to his adversary’s 185.

Mr Laroda ran as part of
the ‘A Team’, led by Belin-
da Wilson, who won anoth-
er term as the union’s pres-
idency.

Reasons

Some teachers on their
way to the polling stations
in Freeport told The Tri-
bune their reasons for vot-
ing for Mr Laroda.

“IT voted for Laroda
because he performed fair-
ly well during his first
three-year term, but there
is still room for improve-
ment,” said one teacher
who turned out to vote at
the Bahamas Public Ser-
vices Union Hall.

“He talked about imple-
menting some good things
and we expect him to
deliver on those promises,”
said another teacher.

Mr Laroda had promised
that if elected, he would
introduce a pension plan,
death benefits and Christ-
mas vouchers for teachers.

Despite many challenges
during his first term, Mr
Laroda was successful in
resolving many grievances
without resorting to indus-
trial action, teachers on
Grand Bahama said.

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Chimps’ future prompts debate over lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A
decision to move 186 chimpanzees from a
southern New Mexico facility to Texas is
pitting government officials and scientists
against a coalition of elected officials and
animal rights advocates, including New Mex-
ico's governor and also famed primate
researcher Dr. Jane Goodall.

The chimps have spent the past decade
undisturbed by medical researchers. But the
National Institutes of Health has decided to
cut government costs by moving the animals
to a San Antonio primate facility, where
animal rights activists worry they'll be
improperly poked, prodded and stabbed in
the name of science.

Gov. Bill Richardson and others would
prefer to see the chimps’ current home — a
former biomedical research lab at Hollo-
man Air Force Base — converted into a
chimpanzee sanctuary. After visiting the site
Tuesday, the governor said the animals are
in excellent health, and he suggested the
New Mexico lab could instead become a
behavioural research facility.

But the director of the Texas facility
maintains opponents have it wrong. The
chimps will have outstanding care and live in
quality surroundings as they undergo testing
that can include injections and, in some cas-
es, the use of a needle to remove a small
liver sample, he said.

"These are mostly clinical procedures
that are also done with human beings," said
Dr. John L. VandeBerg, director of the
Southwest National Primate Research Cen-
tre. "We are doing them with chimpanzees to
develop drugs and vaccines that can be used
in human subjects."

VandeBerg said the research is “ethical
and imperative" if scientists are to develop
vaccines to prevent the suffering and deaths
of millions of people worldwide from
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Chimps
share up to 96 per cent of their DNA with
humans, making them the only animals that
can be tested.

VandeBerg said researchers also use
chimps to study osteoporosis, cardiovascular
disease, osteoarthritis and other aspects of
aging.

The colony of chimps traces its roots to
the space race and Project Mercury.

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2000 as part of a settlement of animal welfare
violations.

The NIH then hired a private company,
Massachusetts-based Charles River Labo-
ratories, to manage the facility. The agency
decided to send the chimps to Texas after its
current 10-year contract with Charles River
runs out at the end of 2011.

Richardson visited NIH headquarters in
Maryland in August, asking officials to
reconsider the decision.

Goodall wrote in July seeking to have
the chimps retired.

But the NIH maintains the move will
save taxpayers $2 million a year — money
that VandeBerg argued could be invested
in additional research to combat illnesses
— and federal officials are showing no signs
of plans to alter course.

"The NIH plan is to transport all of the
Alamogordo Primate Facility chimpanzees
to the Southwest National Primate Research
Centre by the end of 2011," NIH spokes-
woman Cindy McConnell said Tuesday.

Added Laura Bonar of Animal Protec-
tion New Mexico: "It's a legitimate concern
for taxpayers to say, 'Is this what we're pay-
ing for?' We have an opportunity here with
the contract ending, to find a much better
way to take care of the chimpanzees."

Richardson said 35 jobs will be lost if the
Alamogordo lab closes.

VandeBerg argued the move will con-
solidate the New Mexico chimps with 172
already living in San Antonio, reducing over-
head costs. He said the San Antonio facility
has 3,000 other non-human primates, a staff
of veterinarians and other experts, a full-
service animal hospital and a pathology lab-
oratory.

VandeBerg added it's imperative to keep
the animals healthy to make sure they are
good candidates for research. He said the
chimps can generate revenue: Researchers
are charged up to $70,000 to use a chimp
for a single experiment.

"That gives us a huge financial advan-
tage,” he said. "It is an advantage over sanc-
tuaries, which cannot generate any revenue
from research.”

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Kerzner
Phase IV as
opposed to

Baha Mar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I would be grateful to share
my thoughts with you on
Kerzner Phase IV as opposed
to Baha Mar in the context
that for the past several years
I have been focusing my
thoughts on national devel-
opment and I have come to
the conclusion that land and
sovereign integrity are the
sine qua non, or that without
which nothing happens, in this
regard.

The question posed by my
topic highlights the need for a
paradigm shift in our expec-
tations of our tourism indus-
try as a means of livelihood
and in the way that we
approach and service it.

The challenge that we face
in tourism lies not in any sig-
nificant shortage of rooms at
present, nor in any significant
increase in demand for addi-
tional rooms that we will be
unable to meet in the short
to medium term, having
regard to the economic situa-
tion in our source markets.

It lies rather in the fact that
some 85 cents out of every
dollar that a tourist spends on
his vacation in our country
never circulates within our
economy.

The circulation of the 15
cents that does enter our
country is ephemeral and
shallow due to the fact that
we have neglected to devel-
op our productive sector and
enterprises and consequently
have to expend virtually all
of that 15 cents on imports.

If we were able to double
our retained earnings from
our tourists’ spending from
15 cents to 30 cents, while it
would result in an equal
amount of money in circula-
tion as from doubling our
tourist head count, having
regard to the fact that we
would have to further develop
our productive sector and
enterprises in order to be able
to double our retained earn-
ings from tourism, the eco-
nomic impact on our country
would be greater than from
doubling the numbers alone
since the tourists’ dollars
would circulate for a longer
period of time and to greater
depths within our economy.

Unless we are successful in

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increasing our retained
income from tourism, the
tourism sector will continue
to be a major contributor to
our negative trade balance
and the foreign concerns its
major economic benefactors.

Having regard to the needs
of our fellow citizens today
for not only jobs, but also to a
quality of life that caters to
our mental and spiritual well-
being as well, I am to forward
that the question that we as
Bahamians should be consid-
ering is which one, Bahamar
or Kerzner IV?

The simultaneous under-
taking of both of these pro-
jects will place an even
greater strain on our already
overburdened infrastructure.
New Providence residents are
presently overly acquainted
with water shortages and
interruptions as well as power
failures.

Whenever the utility com-
panies need to load shed or
cut back on supply, it is we
the Bahamian residents who
suffer since we try to spare
our guests that inconvenience.

These two projects will be
competing heads up against
each other in the same mar-
kets for the same customers,
without any projected signifi-
cant increase in demand for
their product.

This will affect the financial
success of them both and the
one with the competitive
advantage will come out on
top.

Few people would have
imagined that the former Hog
Island would have been trans-
formed into the Paradise
Island on earth that it has
become today for persons
with leisure time and discre-
tionary income, notwith-
standing the fact that some
environmentalists may have
had a difficulty with the bull-
dozing and dredging that were
necessary to accommodate it.

The environmental alter-
ations and restricted access
on Paradise Island have
resulted in the development
of our flagship tourism prop-
erty which has been so suc-
cessful that it has become the
pride and envy of our region
and been duplicated in Dubai.
Their Atlantis theme with
their marine exhibits and
interactive encounters along
with their aquatic experiences
provide their competitive
advantage.

The addition of a terrestri-
al animal park and experience
in Phase IV will place further
distance between Kerzner and
their competition and will
serve to attract additional vis-
itors to our country

The marine staff at Kerzner
have also been actively
involved in marine animal
conservation in our country,
most notably with the
Bahamas Marine Mammal
Stranding Network, et al.
Based upon their record, one
would presume that their
Phase IV activities would also
involve their active participa-

tion in the conservation of our
indigenous fauna.

When one considers
tourism properties in our
region, Bahamar is just more
of the same and “more big-
ger”.

It has no competitive
advantage that I am aware of.
How will they add to or com-
plement our lure of sun, sand
and sea, which all of our com-
peting destinations within the
latitudes between the tropics
also possess.

If times were such that we
were being faced with a sig-
nificant shortage of rooms in
order to increase our tourist
head count, it would be
appropriate.

There is also the concern
about the large percentage of
expatriate workers that Baha
Mar’s financiers require as a
part of their contract.

Additionally, we should not
be unmindful about the land
that we Bahamians will have
to turn over to Bahamar for
their use as collateral in secur-
ing their loan as well as of the
fact that should Bahamar not
be successful in meeting the
repayment conditions of their
loan as a result of the stiff
competition in the market-
place, our land would also be
forfeited to their financiers.

Bahamar will have a nega-
tive environmental impact
upon Cable Beach and Good-
man’s Bay in addition to its
negative impact upon the
social health and well-being
of New Providence residents
due to the deterioration in the
quality and serene ambiance
of their family beach outings
to Goodman’s Bay.

The construction of the
existing hotels on Cable
Beach has already degraded
the beach and water quality
and increased the motor boat
and jet ski traffic, all to the
detriment of the enjoyment
of our sun, sand and sea by
Bahamian residents on this
last significant stretch of
sandy beach to which we have
access.

The Bahamian people have
already ceded Paradise Island
and ease of access to its
beaches to the tourists and
second home owners. How
much more of this 21 by 7
miles which make up New
Providence must we cede to
tourists and gated second
home communities before we
begin to consider the living
and recreational needs of the
future generations of Bahami-
ans who will number much
more than we do at present.
Our land is our heritage.

It is the birthright that we
pass on to our future genera-
tions. We must not trade it
away for filthy lucre.

Having regard to the afore-
mentioned, I am to strongly
recommend that the Bahamar
project not be proceeded with
at the present time, nor on
the proposed island, and I am
to further strongly recom-
mend that approval be given
for Kerzner Phase IV to pro-
ceed.

KEITH B
CAMPBELL
B.Se., D.V.M.
Nassau,
September, 2010.

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‘Straw isn’t selling’

Breaking the
cycle of violence

A NATIONAL draft plan of action to address
the cycle of violence in the country is expected to
be developed as a result of the Family Violence
Summit in New Providence this week.

With research showing that
children who grow up in abu-
sive households are more like-
ly to commit or become vic-
tims of violence in their adult
lives, Minister of State for
Social Development Loretta
Butler-Turner said it is critical
that Bahamian family units
provide the safe environment
necessary to protect all of its
members.

During the Family Vio-



ae
OPENING: Minis-
ter of State in the
Ministry of Labour lence Summit sponsored by

and Social Devel- the Ministry of Labour and
Social Development on
Wednesday, Mrs Butler-Turn-
er explained that the Domes-
tic Violence (Protection
Orders) Act 2007 expanded
the definition of domestic violence, widening
both the scope of applicants to spouses, part-
ners, children and members of the household
and the types of injury for which one may apply
for a protection order.

“It provides protection to victims against emo-
tional, psychological, financial, physical and sex-
ual abuse, including rape, sexual harassment and
stalking,” she said.

“While women are predominately the victims
of physical violence, violence is not a women’s
thing. Men and women can apply for a protection
order.”

Studies have shown that while there may be a

FROM page one

number of factors that contribute to violence,
persons who come from abusive families are also
at a greater risk of being a perpetrator or a victim,
she said.

“Some studies have also shown a cycle of vio-
lence in which boys who grow up in violent
households are 10 times or more likely to be vio-
lent than those who do not,” Mrs Butler-Turner
said.

“Similarly, women who had grown up with
violent fathers are four times more likely to suf-
fer abuse in an intimate relationship than are
other women.”

These findings highlight the inter-generational
nature of violent cycles, she said.

“They show how male children in particular
often imitate powerful role models with whom
they identify, especially when certain circum-
stances — for example, feeling inadequate or
out of control — arise at some later point in their
lives and act out in violence.”

Mrs Butler-Turner said the family plays a crit-
ical role in transmitting and perpetuating the
behaviours and thinking processes that promote
violence. Witnessing or experiencing violence in
the family conditions for violence later in life,
she said.

“Violence robs individuals of their sense of
well-being and safety, and in many cases, may
result in serious injury or death.”

Representatives from the police, the Attor-
ney General's Office, Sandilands Rehabilitative
Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, the Depart-
ments of Public Health and Social Services, the
Ministries of Education and Youth, the College
of the Bahamas, the church and many non-gov-
ernmental agencies involved in the work of the
family took part in the summit.

SHOOTING REPORT DISMISSED

about the police-involved
shooting a day earlier.

With a large number of
officers blanketing the down-
town area — and the fact that a
shooting had occurred a day
earlier — the two incidents
slowly began to blend into
one, and after repetition,

evolved into something
entirely different.

As a result, a barrage of
concerned callers flooded The
Tribune with questions on the
matter. Fellow judges, mag-
istrates, attorneys, and every-
day callers expressed their
alarm over the reports.

One caller said that with
Mrs Bethel presiding over
predominately drug-related
matters, whispers had already
started to surface that the
alleged “shooting” was as a
result of any number of cases
she may have heard over the
past few years.

FROM page one

gun and followed the man across the street,
despite the man's requests to be left alone,
assuring the officer that he was leaving.

It was then, eyewitnesses alleged, goaded
by bus drivers parked on George Street, the
officer kicked the man in his back and a scuf-

POLICE SHOOTING VICTIM

fle followed. The incident angered some pedes-
trians, who voiced concerns that the incident
was not properly handled by police officers
and tarnished perceptions of the country to
visitors. Police have reportedly launched an
investigation into the shooting.





























FROM page one

that the straw basket is filled
up with bugs, so when the peo-
ple come here they ask for
knock off bags.”

Irene Rolle, president of a
prayer band group, said: “We
have been praying for 37 years
in this market for our country
and our vendors. We pray that
the mercies of God will be
extended to the vendors incar-
cerated in New York.”

On Monday, Ms Rolle said
they prayed earnestly for the
women, and felt really bad
about the whole situation.

Although she doesn’t sell
knock off bags, Ms Rolle is pas-
sionate about native straw, and
has been supporting the craft
all her life.

“Tf we don’t buy from our
plaitters of the neighbouring
family islands, who make bags
from native straw, who is going
to support them?” she asks.

“When they see us making
straw products by hand, there is
nothing else that empowers
them to buy our work.”

Phillipa Nixon said: “We
went to selling knock off bags
because we had to go with the
flow with what was selling at
the time, because straw prod-
ucts weren’t and still aren’t
marketable.

Tourists

“In 2007, the tourists were
asking us about the knock off
bags. My sister was one of the
first vendors who started selling
knock off bags. She brought
them from the free market in
Miami.

“This is what we live off of
right now. Whatever we have
to go back to we will.”

“Right now we pay a $100
difference a year for business
license,” she said. “Why can’t
we sell what is valuable to make
money?

“Tourists are coming in to
buy straw products and people
are moving with the times.”

Joy Drakes said: “From since
Icame to the straw market we
always had, even down to the
T-Shirts, products that had the
Bahamas logo on it which are
made in Honduras, Nicaragua,



KEVIN YOUNG

and Haiti. We don’t have fac-
tories to produce this stuff.

“Whatever government
decides on this issue, I have to
do my job to survive.

“When I did the straw I sur-
vived, when I buy knock off, I
survived on knock off.

‘T will sell it until they shut us
down completely.

“Americans like designer
bags, they even come with a
print-out of the bags they want.

“The straw isn’t selling
because the cruise ships are
telling tourists not to purchase
the straw bags because they
have the red bug which eats the
straw like a termite,”

Wood carver James Rolle,
had a more open view of the
situation. He said: “Every part
of the world, people are making
fake items. As long as you
could get fake goods at a cheap
price, people will sell it.

“Back then the straw market
was selling strictly straw work.
If you depend on native straw
bags, you will have to do with-
out many a day’s lunch.

“If I could find some fake



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wood carving then I’d sell it
too. Vendors are not stealing
this stuff, but if they get catch
with purchasing these knock off
items, they have to pay the
penalty.

“Tf I was a vendor, as far as
I’m concerned, once the gov-
ernment get the duty I could
sell them anyway. You can’t tell
me they’re illegal once you col-
lect the duty.

“You go to the US to buy
these fake items. Once you
bring them to the Bahamas and
pay government duty, they
aren’t illegal any more.

“If government didn’t want
them in our country, their job is
to take them at the airport over
here.”

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m@ SHAKESPEARE IN PARADISE FESTIVAL: ‘The World is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson’

Making theatre accessible to all

WITH the goal of making theatre
accessible to all, the US Embassy Nas-
sau will sponsor a discounted theatre
night in collaboration with the second
annual Shakespeare in Paradise festi-
val.

Thanks to the embassy’s support,
tickets for the opening night perfor-
mance of “The World is My Home —
The Life of Paul Robeson’ are now
available for the discounted price of $5
—versus the normal ticket price of $25.

“The World is My Home — The Life
of Paul Robeson’ is written and per-
formed by actor/writer/comedian Sto-
gie Kenyatta, who was classically
trained at the Afro American Studio

US Embassy Nassau sponsors discounted
performances of Broadway-style show

in Harlem, the Henry Street Settle-
ment and Al Fann Theatrical Ensem-
ble.

The critically acclaimed Broadway
style show will have three perfor-
mances at the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas from October 4-6 as a
part of Shakespeare in Paradise which
is an affiliate of CariFringe, an annu-
al ten-day regional arts festival for the
Caribbean.

Stogie Kenyatta says that the show
is part of his personal quest to educate
a younger generation about Paul
Robeson, an actor, athlete, singer,
human rights activist and world citi-
zen.

The play is a tribute to the legacy of
a tortured genius who was ahead of his
time,” Mr Kenyatta said.

“He lived several lives filled with
triumph and tragedy as he fought for

the liberation of Africa and social jus-
tice for all.

Paul Robeson was the son of a
preacher who transcended race and
dreamed for a colorblind society. He

African Unity with WEB Dubois.”

from October 1-11.

Tickets for the discounted US
Embassy Night performances of “The
World is My Home —The Life of Paul
Robeson’ are available at the Dun-
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - The Bahami-
an Brewery and Beverage
Company presented cash prizes
to four more Grand Bahami-
ans who submitted the winning
name for its third beer, “Strong
Back.”

A $3,000 cash prize was
shared equally among the win-
ners — Elizabeth Sears, Vashti
Maycock, Shervonne Knowles
and Donald Henderson — who
each received cheques for $750.

Back in September of 2006,
the brewery launched a “Name
that Beer” competition allow-
ing residents the opportunity
to name the beers that were to
be produced at the brewery.

A total of 3,798 submissions
were entered in November
2006. James ‘Jimmy’ Sands,
CEO of Bahamian Brewery &
Beverage Co, initially said that
he would reward the winning
names for two beers.

The brewery announced the
first of the two winning names
in late 2006 with “Sands” cho-
sen as the first beer. There were
14 winners.



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The second name “High
Rock” was chosen and two win-
ners were rewarded with a cash
prize in June 2007.

According to the company,
both beers have been tremen-
dously successful, with High
Rock receiving the distin-
guished Monde Selection Gold
this May 2010.

“The second beer that we
produced here at the brewery
was Strong Back, which
launched in late 2008 and is our
stout beer,” said Mr Sands.

“At the time of the competi-
tion our rules stated that all
names entered would be the
property of the Brewery but we
agreed that any name used
would be rewarded too,” he
said.

The Strong Back name was
actually entered by four Grand
Bahamians.

Thrilled

“This could not have come
at a better time for me,” said

Ms Maycock, “every extra pen-
ny makes such a huge differ-
ence — I am thrilled and so
thankful!”

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to win some much-needed
money.

“It was quite awhile ago
when I entered the name. It’s
funny, I drink Strong Back but
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“This will help me pay some
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ON THE MONEY: The Bahamian
Brewery and Beverage company
helped put a big smile on Mr Donald
Henderson’s face this week. Mr Hen-
derson was rewarded with a cheque
for $750 for entering the name
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Marketing Manager, and (right) Don-
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Operations Manager.

seen his brewery climb from
strength to strength.

“It’s thanks to Grand
Bahamians that our beer has
been accepted and become so

Bahamas,” he said.

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LOCAL NEWS



Shanghai
Expo brings »
Bahamas
interest



SELLING THE BAHAMAS: Ministry of Tourism and Aviation offi
cials greet Shanghai Expo contest winners. Pictured (from left) are
Gabrielle Archer; Ministry of Tourism’s permanent secretary
Hyacinth Pratt; Tang Xiaomin and her husband Zhang Quianli; the
Ministry of Tourism’s general manager of foreign languages Shena
Newton, and Eureka McKinney.

THE Bahamas has maximised its exposure at the Expo Shang-
hai through an online travel competition that has already brought
a winner and her guest to Bahamian shores, tourism officials said.

While the Bahamas participates in Expo Shanghai, a six-month
exhibition that aims to build awareness and international goodwill,
the Ministry of Tourism has launched an online competition that
has fed travel information to thousands of Chinese citizens. Inter-
net users visit www.fengniao.com and www.bahamas.cn to learn
about the Bahamas and enter to win a dream vacation of seven
days. “Traffic is driven to the contest web pages from several
sources, namely a large billboard advertisement on location at
Expo, just outside the Bahamas booth in the Caribbean Pavil-
lion; from media carrying press releases on the contest, and also
from the social networks,” said Shena Newton, the Ministry of
Tourism’s general manager of foreign languages.

“The Bahamas has received enormous exposure through the
online contest. To date, 200,000 plus internet users have visited both
websites to view the information on the online contest.”

Tang Xiaomin emerged as the winner of the first part of the com-
petition. She took her dream vacation to the Bahamas this month
with her husband, Zhang Quianli. They met with the Ministry of
Tourism’s permanent secretary Hyacinth Pratt before experienc-
ing the vacation offerings of Nassau, Harbour Island, Exuma and
their host resort, Atlantis.

Ms Pratt urged the couple to enjoy the pace of the Islands of the
Bahamas, which they would find much more relaxed than that of
Shanghai. Ms Tang, who is a writer, said she plans to capture the
experience of her dream vacation in an article.

Participants in the online contest are required to do in-depth
research on the Bahamas and to design the most unforgettable itin-
erary possible. The second and final part of the competition will end
on November 5, when another winner will be chosen to be hosted
at a Baha Mar property.

Commonwealth Bank lends a helping
ca to the Ranfurly Homes lor Children



HELPING OUT: Pictured (left to right) are ‘e Delano Knowles, assistant
administrator of the Ranfurly Home; Denise Turnquest, senior vice-
president of credit risk at Commonwealth Bank; Dr Olga Clarke,
administrator of the Ranfurly Home; lan Jennings, senior vice-pres-
ident and CFO; Alexandra Maillis Lynch, president of the Ranfurly
Home and Patricia Ferguson, housing chairman of the Ranfurly
Home.

THE Commonwealth Bank has donated $10,000 to the Ranfurly
Homes for children and is calling on its customers to join the
campaign to assist the facility by donating at any of its branches to
a special ‘The Ranfurly Homes Love that Child’ account.

“In the course of this recession people’s eyes are being opened

Ua

Sangh Uy x



Letisha Henderson/BIS

INSPECTION: A group led by Minister of Works Neko Grant inspects a new mooring dolphin and walkway built as part of the Nassau

Harbour Improvement Project.

THE Nassau Harbour
Improvement Project has
just been completed and
tourism officials say the
investment is already pay-
ing off for Bahamian busi-
ness operators.

Minister of Tourism and
Aviation Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace said the deep-
er, wider and more
equipped harbour accom-
modates the mega cruise
ships that now are a major
part of the cruise industry.

“Capital expenditure is
the gift that keeps on giv-
ing,” he said.

The minister said that if
the $44 million that the pro-
ject cost had been given
away to Bahamians directly,
they would only benefit
from it once.

“But if you invest it, you
get people (visitors) who
come over and over again,”
he said.

From departure taxes
alone, the cruise ships that
are now able to come to the
Bahamas due to the harbour
improvements will pay for
the port investment in three
to five years, Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace said. In addi-
tion, he said, the passengers
spend money directly with
Bahamians, adding to their
economic contributions.

He explained that cruise

ships are allowing many
people to visit the Bahamas
who are searching for bar-
gains. Cruise business is up
by 14 per cent for the
Bahamas for the first six
months of the year, com-
pared with just over three
per cent for stopover visi-
tors. Specifically, 1,364 mil-
lion cruise visitors entered
the Bahamas between Janu-
ary and June.

Spending

While some Caribbean
countries brag about having
high stopover numbers,
Minister Vanderpool-Wal-
lace said a large percentage
of those visitors equate to
the spending of cruise pas-
sengers for the Bahamas.

“What they are prepared
to spend for their vacation,
they could probably only get
one night in the Bahamas
because we are at the upper
end of cost in terms of what
we do,” he said. “So the
cruise passenger by and
large for me is my low-cost,
all-inclusive provider.”

He said many people are
searching for low-cost vaca-
tions in the midst of a reces-
sion.

They view the cruise ships
as a low-cost option. If those
cruise ships did not exist,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL BEAUCHAMP of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization asacitizenofThe Bahamas, and thatany personwhoknows
any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 18'" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

large numbers of people
would not have an opportu-
nity to come to the Bahamas
and spend money, he said.
He pointed out that their
spending is particularly
important to downtown
businesses and small busi-
ness people.

Minister Vanderpool-
Wallace said the strong
cruise visitor arrivals are
expected to continue for the
Bahamas since more and
more cruise ships are look-
ing to depart from ports in
the northeastern United
States.

Cruise ship officials are
now beginning to under-
stand that they do not have
to travel beyond the
Bahamas because their pas-
sengers can get multiple
experiences by visiting mul-
tiple ports within the coun-

try, he said. Government
officials on September 16
formally marked the close
of the Nassau Harbour
Improvement Project and
celebrated the economic
boost the project has
brought and will continue to
bring to the country.

A $44-million contract
was signed for the dredging
of Nassau Harbour and oth-
er improvements on April
2, 2009.

The work has now been
essentially completed and
an additional $2.3 million
has been spent on bollards
and improvements, Minis-
ter of Works Neko Grant
said.

The harbour improve-
ment project also included
an extension of the western
end of Arawak Cay by 1,000
ft.

WANTED

Bahamas Chest Centre Pharmacy is seeking to fill
the position of a Resigtered Pharmacist

Interested candidates may submit their resumes to
the attention of:

Director, Bahamas Chest Centre Pharmacy
72 Collins Avenue, P.O. Box N-4296
Nassau Bahamas
Tel: 356-6666
Fax: 356-6680
Only qualified applicants will be short listed for
consideration.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT T



HANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that | LEWIS TERRANCE
ROLLE, of Ocean View Drive, Westridge Estates, Nassau,
The Bahamas, intend to change my name to LOUIS
TERRANCE ROLLE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742,
Nassau, The Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.



FG CAP

to how great the needs are for social assistance in our country and GAPITAL MARKETS

the continued struggle to balance those needs amidst financial
constraint,” said William Sands, Jr, the bank’s president and CEO.
“Now more than ever it will take the financial support of the
community as a whole to help organisations such as the Ranfurly
Homes with its financial short fall and Commonwealth Bank is priv-
ileged to extend support in the amount of $10,000.”
The non-profit housing facility is currently home to 31 children

ROYAL FIDELITY

Moray at Work

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THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2010
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FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%
WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

and has been a safe haven for vulnerable young citizens since its 52wk-Low Securit Previous Close Today's Close __ Change Daily Vol. EPSS$ DVS
1 = 1.00 AML F ds Li ited 1.01 Tae 0.250
doors opened in 1956. - Us . 9.67 Bananas propery Fund 10.63 10.63 0.013
However, the Ranfurly Homes for Children have joined the " aoe: (anise! Bahamas 10 aoe teed
list of the country’s social assistance programmes presently facing - S15) — Banalan Waste B18 3.18 oes

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financial challenges as a result of the economic downturn. : 9.62 Cable Bahamas 10.77 10.77 1.212
: : . : sos ~ 2.50 col Hold 2.50 2.50 0.781
Following reports that the home was facing a financial crisis 5.40 Gommonwealth Bank ($1) 6.28 6.28 0.422
and contemplating a partial closure, the bank stepped forward to : Veo. “Gere rece ee 530 a0 ofiea
help ensure that its doors remain open. a eA. ee re ae “woes
“The Ranfurly has been seriously impacted by the recession : 877 — FiratCaribbaan Bank 9.74 2.74 0.645
ss y « 7 3.75 Focol (S$) 5.46 5.46 0.366
for the last two years and matters became critical early this year, i 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.000
. . . “ad: i 5.00 ICD Utilities 5.59 5.59 0.012
said newly installed president of the home Alexandra Maillis- : 9.92 J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00 0.883

10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol. Interest
BAH29 99.46 0.00 6.95%
FBB17 100.00 0.00 T%
FBB22 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00 T%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Price Daily We.
Bahamas Supermarkets 5.01 6.01 14.00
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
1.4904 3.59% 6.42%
2.9115 0.85% 0.23%
1.5529 3.02% 4.36%
2.8624 -8.16% -7.49%
13.4286 0.46% 2.40%
109.3929 5.20% 7.60%
100.1833
1.1272
1.0948
1.1275

Lynch. “A new board of directors has taken over at the home and pian

we are seeking the general public’s assistance to ensure that the
home can continue to provide a safe-haven to those children who
are orphaned or unable to be cared for by their parents.”

The home’s challenges have been further intensified by the
reduction in subsidy assistance received from the government,
announced in the recent budget. Together with escalating opera-
tional costs and the reduction in public donations, the home’s
financial stability has deteriorated significantly.

The bank’s ‘Love That Child’ campaign in aid of the Ranfurly
Homes was launched in early June and is still accepting dona-
tions. To contribute to this cause, employees, customers, non-cus-
tomers and friends of Commonwealth Bank can make a cash
donation to the ‘Ranfurly Homes For Children - Love That Child’
account at any of the Bank’s locations in New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco or online through its ‘Bill Pay’ feature at
www.combankltd.com. Accepting the donation on behalf of the
Ranfurly Homes for Children was its administrator, Dr Olga
Clarke. “We are most grateful to Commonwealth Bank for its
generous donation to the home and are uplifted by the bank’s
commitment to help secure further assistance,” said Dr Clarke.

“Although our financial situation remains critical, we are encour-
aged by Commonwealth Bank’s timely assistance. Commonwealth
Bank in particular has been a long time supporter of the Ranfurly
Home and we hope that others in the community will follow their
example and lend a hand.”

52wk-Hi__52wk-Low Securit
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +

Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +

20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022

30 May 2013
29 May 2015

EPS $
“2.945
0.001

Div & P/E
‘0.000
0.000

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.533976

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.518097

Fund Name
CFAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

1.4005
2.8266
1.4920
2.8522
13.0484

31-Jul-10
31-Aug-10
10-Sep-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
30-Jun-10

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
93.1998 101.725415
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000
9.1005

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

-1.52%
3.43%
2.51%
3.37%

3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

30-Jun-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 1

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 2

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 3

Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

9.5955 2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10
10.0000
10.3734 -3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10
9.1708
9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
MARKET TERMS

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Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

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Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

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31-Aug-10
4.8105 31-Aug-10
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are kept abreast of the new regulations that will be put in place.

Ministry set to host one day
Conclave on Sports Authority Bill

orts

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,

2010






By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WITH the new national stadium
expected to be completed early next
year, the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture is trying to ensure that its
stakeholders are kept abreast of the
new regulations that will be put in
place.

Today, starting at 10 a.m., the Min-
istry will host a Conclave on the
Sports Authority Bill. The one-day
meeting will take place on the ground
floor of the ministry.

The purpose of the conclave is for
the federations and associations to
voice their sentiments on the draft-
ing of the Bill, which is available for
all to view on the Government’s web-
site www.bahamas.gov.bs.

Eugene Pratt, the Deputy Perma-

nent Secretary at the Ministry of
Sports, will give the welcome address.
He will be followed by Wellington
Miller, president of the Bahamas
Olympic Committee.

The keynote address will be deliv-
ered by Charles Maynard, the Minis-
ter of Sports.

Delegates will then have an oppor-
tunity to review the bill before they
take a break for lunch. After the
break, they will resume their discus-
sion on the bill.

It’s anticipated that the delegates
will make their contribution to the
Bill before the ministry submit the
final draft to the government for final
approval.

The bill is for an Act to make pro-
vision for the establishment of the
National Sports Authority of the
Bahamas.

It will also seek specifically to iden-

tify the following:

¢ Appointment of staff.

¢ Functions of the Authority.

¢ Powers of the Authority.

¢ Delegation of Power.

¢ Minister may give Directions.
¢ Power to borrow funds.

¢ National Sports Fund.

¢ Accounts.

¢ Compensation for risk.

¢ Regulations.

¢ Exemption from Real Property TRax.
e Savings.

The Sports Bill also seek to identi-
fy the following:

¢ Membership of the Authority.

¢ Disqualification for membership of
Authority or committee.

e Vancancies.

¢ Temporary appointments.

¢ Validity of proceedings.

¢ Regulation of procedure.

° Seal.

It is anticipated that every federa-
tion and association registered with
the ministry would send at least three
reprsentatives, perferrably the presi-
dent, secretary and treasurer.

The meeting is expected to bve con-
cluded around 3 p.m.

While the ministry will be dealing
with the legistation surrounding the
bill, work is progressing steadily on
the completion of the national stadi-
um, which was given as a gift by the
People’s Republic of China.



India makes history by hosting
its first Commonwealth Games

the XIX Common-

wealth Games will
get under way in New
Delhi, India.

Each day there are more
and more reports of athletes
and even countries raising
the alarm about not partici-
pating in the games that got
started in 1930 in Hamilton,
Canada.

Formerly called the
“British Empire Games, the
Friendly Games and British
Commonwealth Games,”
organisers changed the
games held every four years
to just the Commonwealth
Games in 1978 when it was
held in 1978 in Edmonton,
Canada.

Since then, the Canadians
have played host to the
games, considered the sec-
ond largest sporting festival
to be held in the world
behind the Olympic Games,
three more times.

While Australia, the Unit-
ed Kingdom and New
Zealand have hosted the
games more than anybody
else, this will mark the first
time that it will be staged in
India.

I just over a week,

They will join Jamaica
(1966), Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia (1998) as the only
other countries who have
played host to the games at
least once.

At the last games in Mel-
bourne in 2006, India
announced that they will
pay for the airfare and hotel
accommodations for all of
the athletes and officials
from all of the participating
countries.

The Bahamas Olympic
Committee has certainly
benefited from the gesture
with the selection of the 29-
member team that they are
sending.

Unfortunately, many of
the elite athletes from track
and field have opted not to
travel months ago, indicat-
ing that having the games in
October was a bit too long
for them to stay active.

Those who haven’t shut
down their seasons are nurs-
ing injuries and will not be
able to compete.

Thus, the Bahamas will
certainly not be at full
strength, joining a number
of countries who have had
some of their top athletes
announced that they will not

be competing either.

On top of that, there have
been numerous reports of
various facilities, including
the Games Village where
the athletes are scheduled
to stay, not being complet-
ed.

Some reports have gone
as far as to say that the
games is being in jeopardy
of being cancelled.

But the organising com-
mittee say they are commit-
ted to putting on the games
and it will be one of the best
ever to be held.

That’s debatable until it
comes off.

If past experiences are
any indication, the Com-
monwealth Games have
always been a memorable
event because of the cama-
raderie between the partici-
pating nations.

We just have to wait and
see what happens on Octo-
ber 3 when the games are
expected to be officially
opened.

NPSA DILEMMA
THE New Providence

Softball Association is gear-
ing up for its 2010 postsea-

son play and while the ladies
playoffs have been set
between the top four teams,
there is quite a dispute going
on in the men’s division.

The executives have been
stuck on what to do with the
awarding of the men’s pen-
nant after they’ve had a cou-
ple of games where they had
some disputes to deal with.

While the playoffs was ten-
tatively set to start on Thurs-
day night, they have been
postponed until next week
due to the fact that there are
still some more make up
games to be played in the
men’s division.

With this being one of the
most fiercely competitive sea-
son with any of the nine
teams in a position to pull off
an upset on any given night,
it’s disappointing that it’s
coming down to an off-the-
field decision to resolve the
final standings.

Just hope that the NPSA
doesn’t follow in the same
direction of the Common-
wealth American Football
League, who had a very com-
petitive season last year until
they reached the champi-
onship.

That was when the Jets

STUBBS



. i

OPINI

and the Pros couldn’t set-
tle on a date to play the
game and as a result, they
had to call off the most
important game of the sea-
son.

Instead of playing, the
CAFL was forced to con-
clude the year without a
champion decided.

The NPSA is far from
reaching that climax, but it
shouldn’t take the league
executives that long to
decide on who won the
pennant as the regular sea-
son gets set to come to a
close.





BASKETBALL
BGDBA

POSTSEASON

e MARK Hanna explod-
ed for a career high 54
points to power the Cybots
into the Bahamas Govern-
ment Departmental Bas-
ketball Association’s best-
of-seven championship
series.

Hanna’s historic perfor-
mance came on Thursday
night at the DW Davis
Gymnasium as the Cybots
knocked off the Mariners
118-104 to clinch their
best-of-five playoff series.

Durchen Sands had 32 in
a losing effort.

The Cybots will play the
Police Crimestoppers in a
rematch of last year’s
championship series.

The Crimestoppers
earned their trip to the big
dance with their 87-69 win
over the Real Deal
Rangers. Dario Seymour
led the way wwith 27
points for the Police. Bran-
don Ingraham had 17 in
the lost for the the Real
Deal.

The best-of-seven cham-
pionship sries will get
underway tonight at 7:30
p.m.

VOLLEYBALL
NPVA DOUBLE

HEADER

¢ THE New Providence
Volleyball Association will
close out the first week of
its 2010 regular season on
Sunday at the DW Davis
Gymnasium with a double
header on tap.

In the opener at 3:30
p.m., the College of the
Bahamas Lady Caribs will
take on the Johnson’s
Lady Truckers. In the 5
p.m. men’s feature contest,
the Intruders will face the
Crimestoppers.

ee
L GARTH
WRIGHT

TOURNEY

e THE L Garth Wright
Golden Gloves Boxing
Tournament will kick off
tonight at the First Class
Boxing Center on Wulff
Road, opposite Whim’s
Auto.

The tournament is being
organized by Ray Minus
Jr. His Champion Boxing
Club will open competition
against a visiting team
from Inagua.

SOFTBALL

BSC OPENING

e THE Baptist Sports
Council will open its 2010
Rev. Anthony Carroll Soft-
ball Classic today at the
Banker’s Field at the Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Com-
plex.

At 10 a.m., defending
champions Macedonia will
play runners-up Temple
Fellowship in the 19-and-
under division. That will be
followed by the official
opening ceremonies.

Then at 11:30 a.m.,
defending champions Gold-
en Gates will play runners-
up Macedonia in the co-ed
division. The final game at
12:30 p.m. will be played
between runners-up Mace-
donia and Golden Gates in
the men’s division.

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SPORTS

Fantasy sports hecome
a gambling reality

LAS VEGAS
Associated Press

SPORTS fans are betting online
each night on athletes’ performances
—and it's all legal.

The bets are an exception to laws
banning online gambling because they
take the form of fantasy sports —
where participants pick a team of real-
life players in baseball, football or oth-
er sports and compete based on their
real-life statistics. Such competitions
typically last a season, but more web-
sites are springing up that offer prize
money for teams that last only one
night.

Drawn by the possibility of quick
cash payouts, instead of just end-of-
season glory, fans ready for more-
than-casual rivalries among friends or
co-workers are building new nightly
online betting into a hit for the $800
million fantasy sports industry.

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More than a dozen websites have
sprung up to manage daily fantasy
sports wagers and grab a percentage,
says Paul Charchian, president of the
Fantasy Sports Trade Association,
which represents 120 companies.
Those commissions amount to $35 per
player per month at one of the largest
new sites, FanDuel, according to its
CEO. And with nearly 7 million
Americans and Canadians already
playing fantasy sports for money by
2008, the total is expected to soar.

"It's always been a little murky, so I
think a lot of companies didn't have
the stomach for it," said Charchian.
"People now are jumping on board."

Gambling on fantasy sports online
has been explicitly legal in all but six
states since 2006, thanks to an excep-
tion built into that year's federal ban
on most online gambling.

But Charchian says most website
operators remained worried about the
legality of wagering of any kind until

one popular fantasy sports site, Fan-
ball.com, launched a daily game in
late 2008 called Snapdraft, and attract-
ed players intead of trouble. Charchi-
an, who co-founded Fanball in 1993
and had left in 2007, said Fanball did-
n't jump into daily betting sooner
because the legal issues hadn't been
resolved.

A far less popular site run by Fan-
tasy Day Sports Corp., FantasySport-
sLive.com, launched daily games with
gambling in mid-2007.

Here's how fantasy sports work. As
in the office pool, fans compile teams
of their favorite professional athletes
and advance or fall back based on how
the athletes perform in reality. A few
major portals, including Yahoo.com
and ESPN.com, have long offered plat-
forms for the hobby without betting.
But the newest online games pay cash
each day out to the participants whose
teams for that night include the high-
est-achieving individual players.



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NEW YORK
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PETE Sampras says Rafael
Nadal can break Roger Fed-
erer's record of 16 Grand
Slam titles if he stays healthy
and maintains a smart playing
schedule.

The 24-year-old Nadal,
known for his grinding style,
recently won his ninth major
at the U.S. Open to complete
a career Grand Slam.

"If he's smart with his
schedule and the fact that he
has so many at such a young
age, he could very well do it,”
Sampras said in a conference
call Thursday for the BNP
Paribas Showdown.

Sampras will meet former
rival Andre Agassi for a best-
of-three sets match Feb. 28
at Madison Square Garden.
John McEnroe and Ivan
Lendl, rivals from the 1980s
and ‘90s, will play one set.

Sampras called Nadal "a
beast" on the court and
thinks Nadal can chase Fed-
erer's record. Federer sur-
passed Sampras’ record of 14
Grand Slams in 2009.

"The only question with
Rafa is physically how much
his body can handle the
pounding with how hard he
works for every point,” he
said of Nadal, who has been
sidelined with knee injuries
and a pulled abdominal mus-
cle in the last few years.

Federer was 25 when he
earned his ninth Grand Slam
at the 2006 U.S. Open. Since
then, the 29-year-old Federer
has won seven major titles.

Nadal also won the French
Open and Wimbledon this

ear.

"(Nadal's) in the middle of
his career, so he could doa
lot more great things,” Sam-
pras said of the top-ranked
Spaniard.

But the former No. 1 play-
er added that Nadal doesn't
need to break the Grand
Slam record to prove himself.

"He's won all the majors,
won the Olympics and has a
winning record against
Roger," Sampras said of the
14-7 career edge.

Cowboys release
FB Anderson,
activate TE Chandler

IRVING, Texas
Associated Press





THE Dallas Cowboys
have released injured full-
back Deon Anderson to
make room for tight end
Scott Chandler from the
practice squad.

The move Friday comes
about a week after Ander-
son had surgery on his left
knee to repair a torn menis-
cus. The fourth-year pro
played in 38 games, includ-
ing 18 starts, in his first three
seasons.

Anderson's replacement,
rookie Chris Gronkowski,
scored a touchdown last
week against Chicago.

Chandler is the third tight
end behind Jason Witten
and Martellus Bennett. Wit-
ten was limited in practice
this week after sustaining a
head injury against the
Bears.

Dallas plays at Houston
on Sunday.



Wainwright gets 20th win as Cardinals top Cubs 7-1

CHICAGO
Associated Press

ADAM Wainwright pitched six
innings for his 20th victory and Allen
Craig hit a three-run homer in the St.
Louis Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the Chica-
go Cubs on Friday.

Wainwright joined CC Sabathia and
Roy Halladay as baseball's third 20-
game winner one season after no big
league pitchers accomplished the feat.

Wainwright (20-11) coasted after get-
ting staked a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The right-hander allowed one run on
six hits, striking out seven and walking
one. He tied Halladay for the NL lead
in strikeouts with 213 and lowered his
ERA to 2.42, second behind Marlins
starter Josh Johnson in the NL. The

28-year-old improved to 19-0 when
receiving 4-plus runs a game in sup-
port.

Wainwright led the NL with 19 wins
last season and became the first Cardi-
nals pitcher to win 20 games since Chris
Carpenter went 21-5 in 2005.

The Cardinals temporarily held the
Reds' magic number to three in the NL
Central. The Cardinals trail the Reds by
seven games with nine left. Cincinnati
was playing at San Diego on Friday
night.

The Cubs got only 3 1-3 innings from
starter Tom Gorzelanny (7-9) one day
after they went through five relievers in
a 13-0 loss to the Giants. Gorzelanny
allowed seven runs on seven hits and
walked five with four strikeouts. He
pitched for the first time since Sept. 1,
when he was hit in the hand by a line

drive in a win over the Pirates.

Aramis Ramirez homered for the
Cubs, who began the final three-game
home series of their season with their
third loss in four games to fall 15 games
under .500. Chicago has scored only
three runs in its last four games.

St. Louis has won back-to-back
games after losing three straight and
improved to 5-8 against the Cubs on
the season.

Albert Pujols walked with two outs in
the first inning and Matt Holliday
extended his hitting streak to 16 games
with a single. Then Craig followed with
a three-run shot to left on a 3-2 pitch. It
was his third homer of the season. Craig
was a late addition to the lineup. Craig
took Nick Stavinoha's spot in the line-
up after Stavinoha was scratched with a
jammed right knee.

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during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday,
Sept. 24, 2010, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.



THE TRIBUNE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 11



Jubilant Belinda Wilson pledges to end BUT infighting

FROM page one

Mrs Wilson yesterday promised an end
to fighting within the union — saying that
anyone who cannot “work in harmony”
with the rest of the team would be expect-
ed to resign — and a crusade for better ben-
efits for the union’s 4,000 or so members.

However, her pledges came against an
acrimonious background. Less than an hour
earlier, her opposing candidate for Presi-
dent, Frances Friend of the “Friend and
Father” team had called a press confer-
ence at Walker’s Hall - BUT headquar-
ters — to say the installation of Mrs Wil-
son and her team could not go ahead that
morning because a certified copy of the
election results had yet to be forthcoming
from the Registrar of Trade Unions.

Ms Friend’s team had lobbied Director
of Labour and Registrar of Trade Unions
Harcourt Brown not to certify the results
due to “a number of irregularities” they
alleged to have characterised the voting
process in Tuesday’s election.

“At this point, we want to encourage the
Registrar of Trade Unions to move expe-
ditiously towards determining or agreeing
that the elections be null and void. This
will allow us to have re-elections as soon as
possible,” said Ms Friend.

A former area Vice President for the
union, Ms Friend said she was concerned
some BUT members were given too many
ballots to cast at a particular poll, that oth-
ers discussed their votes before they cast
them while wearing campaign parapher-
nalia and that a cardboard box was used
instead of a secure ballot box in one divi-
sion.

These objections appeared to be brushed
aside however when a jaunty Mrs Wilson
dressed in a suit and pearls turned up at
BUT headquarters at Walker’s Hall on
Bethell Avenue at around 10am with a cer-
tified copy of the results, which she imme-
diately presented to the Chairman of the
Electoral Committee for the union, Philip
Johnson, in the President’s office before
happily displaying the same to the media.

Mr Johnson told the press that based on
Mrs Wilson’s presentation of the certified
copy, he could proceed with the installation
of the elected members as the executive
team. Mrs Wilson said that an Acting Reg-
istrar of Trade Unions had certified the

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President’s office.

results in place of Mr Brown, who is
allegedly out of the country at present.

Before the installation could take place,
Ms Friend and her slate of proposed offi-
cers were requested to leave the confer-
ence room where they had remained after
speaking with the media. They initially
refused to budge, leading to a vocal stand
off between the two opposing teams.

When Mrs Wilson then told the team
they could stay and witness her installa-
tion if they liked, members of the Friend
and Father team said “no swearing in will
take place” and then attempted to block the
news camera’s views of Mrs Wilson, who
had already positioned herself in view of
cameras and in front of the other team in
preparation for the proceedings.

Ms Friend requested a copy of the certi-
fied results from the Chairman, Mr John-
son, but was not provided one.

Speaking to Mr Johnson before she left
the room, she said: “I want to say to you
that you are out of order. You do not have
a copy of the certified results in your hand
and so you are in contravention to our con-
stitution ... it’s not about who won or lost,
it’s about the integrity of our union.”

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had the vote of no confidence” — referring
to the vote which initially ousted Mrs Wil-
son and her team at the 63rd annual meet-
ing of the BUT in June.

Eventually the opposing team cleared
the room and Mrs Wilson and her “A
Team” executive officers — along with one
non-‘A-team’ member — all swore on the
Bible that they would uphold their office,
the constitution and rules of the union.
Their term will last for three years.

“We thank the members of the Bahamas
Union of Teachers for voting for the ‘A’
Team. We give the teachers of the
Bahamas an ‘A plus’.

“We will continue with the mandate
members have given to us already. We will
continue with our members benefits — the
pension plan, medical — we will continue to
provide Christmas gifts for our members,
we will build two state of the art buildings,
one in Grand Bahama and one in Nassau,
we will successfully negotiate our next col-
lective bargaining agreement,” said Mrs
Wilson.

The newly-elected President won her
post by 1,433 to Ms Friend’s 1,323. Thirteen
of the fourteen members of the “A team”
were elected to their posts. The new exec-
utive team consists of Mrs Wilson, Vice
President Philip Dorsett, Secretary Gen-
eral Stephen McPheem, Assistant Secre-
tary General Leason Burrows, Treasurer
Lorraine Knowles, Assistant Treasurer Jan-
ice Armbrister, Trustees Haldane Stubbs
and Mizpah Munroe, Executive Members
Wayne Thompson, Zane Lightbourne and
John Mosrove, Area VP for Grand
Bahama Quinton Laroda, Area Vice Pres-
ident for the Northern Bahamas, Yolanda
Curry-Forbes and Area Vice President for
Southern Bahamas Annafaye Ferguson-
Knowles.

Mrs Wilson’s re-installation comes after
more than 200 delegates supported a vote
of no confidence against her and her team
— a vote only opposed by six people — in
June. The turn of events was considered
by many to be historic and embarrassing for
the union.

Members at the meeting, including
members of the ousted executive team,
said they were fed up with the "bickering
and infighting” within the executive team,
which they felt prevented the union from
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Although initially charged with murder, Farrington, 35, pleaded
guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of the four schoolboys —
Mackinson Colas, 11, DeAngelo McKenzie, 13, Junior Reme, 11,
and Desmond Rolle, 14 - who disappeared in 2003.

Sentencing was stayed until next week so that the families in
Grand Bahama could travel to New Providence.

The Attorney General’s Office is making arrangements to
accommodate one member from each of the four families to trav-
el to Nassau. Rev Bethel felt that the families should also have
been present in court when Farrington pleaded guilty on Thursday.

“We hope that the AG’s office will keep its promise and accom-
modate the families. I talked to the families today (Friday) and they
are looking forward to that happening and being in court when the
sentence is handed down on Farrington.

“We know that manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of life
in prison and we are hoping he gets life for each one of those
young boys rather than just one life sentence for them collective-
ly. It would be justice that he served the rest of his life behind bars.
We understand he has the AIDS virus and may die in prison, and
that would at least bring some satisfaction to the families,” said Rev
Bethel.

Marilyn Davis, the grandmother of DeAngelo McKenzie,
believes it is not right that the AG’s office is offering plea bargains
to accused killers to clear up the backlog of cases in the court
system. “They are just trying to get these cases out of the way. It
has been seven years and it feels like they don’t care about our feel-
ings,” she said.

Ms Davis believes the AG’s office should have made travel
arrangements for at least two members of the family.

“This crime happened in Freeport. It is not right to us, the fam-
ilies of the missing boys, because during the whole ordeal they
already treated us bad and we had to fight to get the remains and
now there is no trial,” she said.

Ms Davis supports capital punishment. “There is too much
killing in the country and they need to start hanging again,” she
said. Rev Bethel said it is important that justice is delivered swift-
ly, especially in cases like the missing boys.

“The justice system must to better. Justice was very slow in the
case of the missing boys and it sends a serious message to society
about the state of our court system.

“If we are going to enforce laws and set a standard in this coun-
try, we have got to deliver swift justice especially in heinous crimes.

Rev Bethel said the FFI is opposed to the new plea bargain law.

“Our organisation has always been against it. I believed it is no
good for our country, but is the law and I believe that the families
should challenge it,” he said.

Cordell Farrington is currently serving a life sentence in the
death of 22-year-old Jamal Robins of Grand Bahama.

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Yellow Elder Primahy

THE teachers of grade one tend to be very
engaging, said the principal of Yellow Elder Pri-
mary School, Catherine McPhee.

“You would find a lot of children are exposed
to skills through games and there’s a lot of manip-
ulatives in the classroom,” Ms McPhee told The
Tribune.

“We use discovery learning where the chil-
dren have to think for themselves, and work with
a facilitator. Grade ones who use a lot of tech-
nology.”

In this class of 32, the children are involved in
games and field trips, which break up the monot-



ony of the repetitious learning process.

“We try to develop them in a more active kind
of environment where they are more responsible
for their learning,” Ms McPhee said. “Because of
the diversification, some of the children will be
really advanced.”

First Class is a new regular feature showcasing
the youngsters who have started at a new school
and is dedicated to the teachers and staff who
help them settle into their new surroundings.

To get your new starters featured, contact
Reuben Shearer at The Tribune on 322-1986 or
email rshearer@tribunemedia.net.



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class of the Yellow Elder
Primary School pay close
attention and focus on the
lesson being taught. Some
of the first graders pic-
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2. Delroy Mckenzie
3. Jadyn Lightbourne
4. Desrane Lafleur

5. Isaiah Beckford

6. Jonesha Evans

7. Braian Jean

8. Fantasia Stubbs

9. Cheloure Ilebrin
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Jubilant Belinda
Wilson pledges to
end BUT infighting

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net



IN the face of allegations
of “almost criminal” elec-
toral irregularities and
promises from some of her
opponents to go as far as the
Supreme Court to bring
about another election, a
jubilant incumbent Belinda
Wilson and her slate of
prospective officers were
officially installed as the new
executive team to lead the



Advocate for families
of victims appeals for
maximum sentences



KILLER: Cordell Farrington appeared in court this week.

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



AN advocate for the families of the four young victims of seri-
al killer Cordell Farrington is calling for maximum sentences to be
imposed at his sentencing next week in the Supreme Court.

Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Justice (FFJ), said
although the families want the death penalty imposed, a life sen-
tence for each of the boys would ensure Farrington never leaves
prison.

“The families have been waiting seven long years to get some
sort of justice, and we are hoping that Farrington gets the maximum

sentence in this case,” he said.

SEE page 11

MAGISTRATE SHOOTING
REPORT |S DISMISSED

MINISTER of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
dismissed reports yesterday
that Magistrate Carolita
Bethel had been shot on
Bank Lane earlier that after-
noon.

When contacted by The
Tribune after a number of
frantic calls on the matter,
Minister Turnquest said he
had checked into the claims
and was happy to report that
no such incident took place.

Reportedly this rumour
began as a result of a police
walkabout yesterday which
was intended to ease concerns

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POLICE have confirmed
that the man shot and
killed by officers on Thurs-
day was Reginald Smith,
57, of Bay Geranium
Avenue, Pinewood Gar-
dens.

The shooting was report-
ed to have taken place just
before 4 pm outside the
Straw Market on Bay
Street, however the reports
from the police differed
considerably from that of
eyewitnesses.

Eyewitnesses allege that
the male officer drew his

SEE page 5



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SEE page 11



pledges to uphold the rules and
constitution of the Bahamas
Union of Teachers.



Felipé Major/Tribune staff
ALL ABLAZE: The Fire Service held a fire demonstration and training exercise on RM Bailey Park yesterday as part of Fire Service Awareness
Week which started on Monday.

Straw isn’t selling, say vendors

STRAW just isn’t selling, vendors told
The Tribune as we took to downtown Nas-
sau for Street Talk in the wake of the arrest
of nine straw vendors in New York last
week.

It is claimed the bags are a hit among
local women, and visitors to this island,
who turn down straw products for coun-
terfeit goods they can also find at home.

Telator Strachan, president of the Straw
Vendors Association was receiving calls
just before midnight on Wednesday night as
the situation unfolded.

“Interested Bahamians were concerned,
and they wanted to know if there was some-
thing they could do to help,” she said.

“T understand the government put the
tariff high on the bags to discourage them.
Yet they know they were bringing these
bags in and collecting duty.

“The vendors try to make an honest liv-
ing with those bags. They bought them and

STREET

ALK

were prepared to pay duty on the items.”

Mrs Strachan everything should be done
to bring the arrested vendors home.

Shop owner Lerond Colebrook said:
“New York City is the cheapest place to
purchase these items from. If you take away
the bags, you take away the food out of
our mouth, or our customs officers, and
for the tourists who come here excitedly
for the bags.

“IT did a customer survey in my shop,
asking them what is their reason for coming



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to the Bahamas. They say they come to
the Bahamas to get a bag.

“Customers say they’ve been coming
several times a year, and we are bringing
the tourists to the country.”

Musician Kevin Young, said: “I do feel
that selling these counterfeit bags destroy
what the Bahamas straw market is all
about. It deprives major stores which are
authorised from getting and selling their
merchandise.

“Although they’re selling them at cheap-
er prices, the authorised stores are not get-
ting the sales they need. Some rules and
regulations need to be put in place at the
reopening of the new straw market.”

Vendor Ethel King said: “It is difficult to
go and get straw. The poor people have to
make a living.”

“On the cruise ships they tell the tourist

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LOCAL NEWS



‘I thought I was
soing to die’



CRASH AFTERMATH: An extinguisher is used to deal with the flames.

NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

PASSENGERS on the Piper PA-
31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimi-
ni last weekend said no paramedics
were on hand to assist them in the
aftermath.

Justin Schmidt, who was visiting the
Bahamas with his girlfriend Lauren
Andrews and two other friends, Jim
and Marilyn Ulmer, said he was seated
next to the passenger door that flew
open minutes after take-off.

Despite initial reports suggesting a
problem with the baggage door, Mr
Schmidt said it was the passenger door
next to him that flew open when the
pilot turned the aircraft “so everyone
on the plane could get a picture of
Bimini Sands, where we were stay-
ing.”

“T thought I was going to die. I knew
we were going to crash and I thought I
was going to die. We came down from
up in the air to the runway really fast.
I was holding the door shut for dear

ABLAZE: The Piper PA-31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimini.



HOLDING ON: This picture taken by Marilyn Ulmer shows Justin Schmidt holding

the door closed in flight.

life. It took every ounce of energy I
had to get the door closed,” Mr
Schmidt told The Tribune.

While strapped in by his seatbelt,
Mr Schmidt said he was able to reach
two wires holding the door and pull it
shut with the assistance of his girl-

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friend.

On his first attempt, Mr Schmidt
“got it half way and the wind sucked it
back out”.

He was successful on the second
attempt, but only managed to pull in
the bottom part of the door, as he

would have had to take off his seatbelt
to reach the top part. Mr Schmidt said
there were six passengers on board
the flight, plus the pilot — not five, as
investigators earlier reported.

He said there was a passenger in
the co-pilot seat never mentioned in
official reports, who seemed to be a
personal acquaintance of pilot’s, “from
how they were associating with each
other”.

The pilot “abruptly turned around”
after the door breach it what seemed
like a “180 degree turn”, said Mr
Schmidt.

He said based on the angle and the
speed of the move, he knew they were
going to crash. “We hit the runway
very hard. From what the investiga-
tors said, a tire popped.

“We went off the right side of the
runway, nose-first into a bunch of
trees. We hit really, really hard. We
were coming in fast and steep. Before
we touched the ground I knew we
were going to crash,” said Mr Schmidt.

Mrs Andrews said: “I saw the tip of
the wing hit the runway, and a part of



the tip of the wing came off.”

Right before Mr Schmidt got out of
the plane, he said he caught sight of a
fire on the right front side of the exte-
rior. Once outside, everyone ran across
the runway, he said.

“There really wasn’t any emergency
services. It kind of felt hopeless
because there was really no one there
to help us,” said Mr Schmidt. “A police
truck and another truck pulling a trail-
er with a red 55-gallon drum came.
They were spraying with whatever was
in the container to try to contain the
fire. It was barely reaching the fire; it
wasn’t like a big fire hose,” he said.
“There were no paramedics, ambu-
lance. No one came to see if we were
okay. The people came to try to put
the fire out, but we didn’t have any
emergency medical personnel speak
with us afterwards at all.

“It seemed like we were on our own
for the rest of the day. It is a lucky
thing we had friends at Bimini Sands.
They put us up for the night.”

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i BAHAMAS AGAINST CRIME



CB/ MOSS

Forum to allow
young to have
voice on how
to fight crime

BAHAMAS Against
Crime (BAC) is hosting a
youth leaders forum to
allow a younger generation
to have a voice on how to
best tackle the country's
crime problem.

The event, scheduled for
September 29, is aimed at
community leaders
between the ages of 17 and
35 when it is hoped that
fresh, innovative ideas for
the fight against rising
crime levels will be raised.

The BAC, a non-profit
community organisation,
said that for far too long
the dialogue on crime and
crime prevention has been
between older persons
while the younger genera-
tion — many of whom are
the victims and perpetra-
tors of crimes — have been
left out of the discussion.
With the upcoming forum,
BAC hopes that this will
change.

"It is an indisputable fact
that young people are at
the core of the crime and
violence problem in the
nation, both as victims and
as perpetrators. It is there-
fore imperative that they
become more actively
involved in the fight
against crime,” said BAC
executive director Rev CB
Moss.

"In addition, today's
youth will spend more time
in the Bahamas of the
future than the current
generation, indeed it is
their society that is being
created today. It is there-
fore only fitting that they
have a greater hand in
crafting the society of
tomorrow,” Mr Moss con-
tinued.

The forum aims to
emphasise the magnitude
of the current crisis, and its
potential negative long-
term impact on the coun-
try; to convince young
leaders of their responsibil-
ity to react and face the
crime problem head on; to
mobilise, empower and
resource young leaders so
they can be better
equipped for the task.

Confirmed speakers at
the event include Police
Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade and CEO of
Jones Communications
Wendall Jones.

The forum, sponsored in
part by Commonwealth
Bank, will be held at the
BCPOU Hall on Farring-
ton Road at 9am.

Man sentenced to life
for killing local pastor

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Angelo Rahming of

by Justice Hartman Longley in the
Supreme Court on Thursday.
Wallace Rolle represented Rahming
who pleaded guilty to murder and
armed robbery in January 2010.

Bight Mile Rock was sentenced to life

in prison for the murder of Troy Sey-
mour, a local pastor who was gunned

down and stabbed to death in Novem-

ber 2006.

Rahming, 28, also received a 20-year
prison sentence for armed robbery.
The sentences were handed down

An application was filed in the
Supreme Court by Rahming’s attor-
ney to change his client’s guilty plea
to not guilty, however Justice Longley

Application

rejected the application after hearing
submissions from Rolle and Crown
Prosecutor Vernal Collie.

Mr Collie described Seymour’s death
as brutal and senseless.

He said the prosecution would have

asked for the death penalty if the mat-
ter had gone to trial.

However, he said because the

accused pleaded guilty and did not
waste the court’s time and had
expressed remorse, the Crown decided
not to pursue the death penalty.

Minister of Foreign Affairs to address
65th United Nations General Assembly

DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Immigration
Brent Symonette is leading
the Bahamas’ delegation to
the 65th Session of the Unit-
ed Nations General Assem-
bly in New York.

The General Debate of
the 65th Session of the Gen-
eral Assembly started on
Thursday and will continue
today; it then resumes on
Monday and runs until next
Thursday.

Mr Symonette is sched-
uled to address the General
Assembly on Tuesday.

He will also participate in
a series of high-level meet-
ings in the margins of the
General Debate including
the Thirteenth Informal
Council for Foreign and
Community Relations, com-
prising Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Caribbean
Community, CARICOM; a
meeting between CARI-
COM and Australia; CARI-
COM Meeting to examine
the Plan for the Permanent
Committee of Ambassadors;
Meeting of Ministers for
Foreign Affairs and Heads
of Delegation of the Non-
Aligned Movement (NAM);
Commonwealth Foreign
Affairs Ministers Meeting;
and, the 34th Annual Meet-
ing of Ministers of Foreign
Affairs of the Group of 77.

Meet

The Bahamas has been
specifically asked to meet
with representatives from
Mexico, Argentina, Hun-
gary, Canada, Serbia and
Bahrain, in an effort to
enhance relations with these
respective countries.

Mr Symonette will artic-
ulate the Bahamas’ position
on Kosovo; the UN
acknowledged a non-bind-
ing international court ruling
on Kosovo’s independence
from Serbia.

“The Bahamas has sup-
ported (Kosovo’s) applica-
tion to the World Bank and
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) for access to
financial resources for eco-
nomic development,” said
Ambassador Joshua Sears,
Director General at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Bahamas has also



(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

SPEAKING UP FOR BAHAMAS: In this file photo Theodore Brent
Symonette, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign
Affairs of the Bahamas, addresses the 64th session of the General
Assembly at United Nations headquarters Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.



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The Bahamas has supported

(Kosovo’s) application to the
World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) for access to
financial resources for economic

development.”



Ambassador Joshua Sears

thrown its support behind a
resolution to the Honduras
matter, which will be dis-
cussed at the General
Assembly. On July 5, 2009,
Honduras was suspended
from active participation in
the Organisation of Ameri-
can States (OAS) as a result
of the June 28 coup d’état
that expelled President Jose
Manuel Zelaya from office.

The Bahamas will further
participate in discussions
regarding non-communica-
ble diseases, a resolution to
the Turks and Caicos Islands
elections, which according

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to reports “has been delayed
indefinitely to allow for anti-
corruption and good gov-
ernment reforms to take

effect”, and the selection of
a new CARICOM Secre-
tary-General.

The Permanent Repre-
sentative of the Bahamas
will participate in the High-
Level Plenary Meeting of
the General Assembly UN
Summit on the Millennium
Development Goals
(MDGs) — touted as the
most broadly supported
comprehensive and specific
goals upon which the world
has ever agreed.

Goals

The eight goals to be
achieved by 2015 are: the
eradication of extreme
poverty and hunger; achieve
universal primary education;
promote gender equality
and empower women;
reduce child mortality;
improve maternal health;
combat HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases; ensure
environmental sustainability;
and develop a global part-
nership for development.

“The UN is a global
organisation to which all
member states belong and
the General Assembly
affords each country to state
its foreign policy and to dis-
cuss issues of global impor-
tance,” Ambassador Sears
said. “All members enjoy
equal opportunity; however
the UN does recognise
regional bodies at which
each grouping is allowed to
advance its issues,” he said.

The Bahamas delegation
includes Marilyn Zonicle,
under-secretary in the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs;
Ambassador Paulette
Bethel, Bahamas Permanent
Representative to the Unit-
ed Nations, other officials
from the Ministry and C A
Smith, Bahamas Ambas-
sador to Washington, DC.



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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - Incum-
bent Quinton Laroda has
officially won the race for
area vice-president of
Grand Bahama in the
Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers election.

The post was being con-
tested by union shop stew-
ard Meoshe Basden-Curtis,
a teacher at the Eight Mile
Rock High School.

There are around 600
union members in Grand
Bahama. Voter turn-out
was higher in the Freeport
area than at the other two
polling stations in east and
west Grand Bahama.

Teachers cast ballots for
six positions in the district,
including two positions for
trustees, three executive
members, and area vice-
president.

The Tribune was initially
told Mr Laroda won by a
“landslide.”

In fact, he won 301 votes
to his adversary’s 185.

Mr Laroda ran as part of
the ‘A Team’, led by Belin-
da Wilson, who won anoth-
er term as the union’s pres-
idency.

Reasons

Some teachers on their
way to the polling stations
in Freeport told The Tri-
bune their reasons for vot-
ing for Mr Laroda.

“IT voted for Laroda
because he performed fair-
ly well during his first
three-year term, but there
is still room for improve-
ment,” said one teacher
who turned out to vote at
the Bahamas Public Ser-
vices Union Hall.

“He talked about imple-
menting some good things
and we expect him to
deliver on those promises,”
said another teacher.

Mr Laroda had promised
that if elected, he would
introduce a pension plan,
death benefits and Christ-
mas vouchers for teachers.

Despite many challenges
during his first term, Mr
Laroda was successful in
resolving many grievances
without resorting to indus-
trial action, teachers on
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Chimps’ future prompts debate over lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A
decision to move 186 chimpanzees from a
southern New Mexico facility to Texas is
pitting government officials and scientists
against a coalition of elected officials and
animal rights advocates, including New Mex-
ico's governor and also famed primate
researcher Dr. Jane Goodall.

The chimps have spent the past decade
undisturbed by medical researchers. But the
National Institutes of Health has decided to
cut government costs by moving the animals
to a San Antonio primate facility, where
animal rights activists worry they'll be
improperly poked, prodded and stabbed in
the name of science.

Gov. Bill Richardson and others would
prefer to see the chimps’ current home — a
former biomedical research lab at Hollo-
man Air Force Base — converted into a
chimpanzee sanctuary. After visiting the site
Tuesday, the governor said the animals are
in excellent health, and he suggested the
New Mexico lab could instead become a
behavioural research facility.

But the director of the Texas facility
maintains opponents have it wrong. The
chimps will have outstanding care and live in
quality surroundings as they undergo testing
that can include injections and, in some cas-
es, the use of a needle to remove a small
liver sample, he said.

"These are mostly clinical procedures
that are also done with human beings," said
Dr. John L. VandeBerg, director of the
Southwest National Primate Research Cen-
tre. "We are doing them with chimpanzees to
develop drugs and vaccines that can be used
in human subjects."

VandeBerg said the research is “ethical
and imperative" if scientists are to develop
vaccines to prevent the suffering and deaths
of millions of people worldwide from
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Chimps
share up to 96 per cent of their DNA with
humans, making them the only animals that
can be tested.

VandeBerg said researchers also use
chimps to study osteoporosis, cardiovascular
disease, osteoarthritis and other aspects of
aging.

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the space race and Project Mercury.

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2000 as part of a settlement of animal welfare
violations.

The NIH then hired a private company,
Massachusetts-based Charles River Labo-
ratories, to manage the facility. The agency
decided to send the chimps to Texas after its
current 10-year contract with Charles River
runs out at the end of 2011.

Richardson visited NIH headquarters in
Maryland in August, asking officials to
reconsider the decision.

Goodall wrote in July seeking to have
the chimps retired.

But the NIH maintains the move will
save taxpayers $2 million a year — money
that VandeBerg argued could be invested
in additional research to combat illnesses
— and federal officials are showing no signs
of plans to alter course.

"The NIH plan is to transport all of the
Alamogordo Primate Facility chimpanzees
to the Southwest National Primate Research
Centre by the end of 2011," NIH spokes-
woman Cindy McConnell said Tuesday.

Added Laura Bonar of Animal Protec-
tion New Mexico: "It's a legitimate concern
for taxpayers to say, 'Is this what we're pay-
ing for?' We have an opportunity here with
the contract ending, to find a much better
way to take care of the chimpanzees."

Richardson said 35 jobs will be lost if the
Alamogordo lab closes.

VandeBerg argued the move will con-
solidate the New Mexico chimps with 172
already living in San Antonio, reducing over-
head costs. He said the San Antonio facility
has 3,000 other non-human primates, a staff
of veterinarians and other experts, a full-
service animal hospital and a pathology lab-
oratory.

VandeBerg added it's imperative to keep
the animals healthy to make sure they are
good candidates for research. He said the
chimps can generate revenue: Researchers
are charged up to $70,000 to use a chimp
for a single experiment.

"That gives us a huge financial advan-
tage,” he said. "It is an advantage over sanc-
tuaries, which cannot generate any revenue
from research.”

(This article was written by Tim Korte,
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Kerzner
Phase IV as
opposed to

Baha Mar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I would be grateful to share
my thoughts with you on
Kerzner Phase IV as opposed
to Baha Mar in the context
that for the past several years
I have been focusing my
thoughts on national devel-
opment and I have come to
the conclusion that land and
sovereign integrity are the
sine qua non, or that without
which nothing happens, in this
regard.

The question posed by my
topic highlights the need for a
paradigm shift in our expec-
tations of our tourism indus-
try as a means of livelihood
and in the way that we
approach and service it.

The challenge that we face
in tourism lies not in any sig-
nificant shortage of rooms at
present, nor in any significant
increase in demand for addi-
tional rooms that we will be
unable to meet in the short
to medium term, having
regard to the economic situa-
tion in our source markets.

It lies rather in the fact that
some 85 cents out of every
dollar that a tourist spends on
his vacation in our country
never circulates within our
economy.

The circulation of the 15
cents that does enter our
country is ephemeral and
shallow due to the fact that
we have neglected to devel-
op our productive sector and
enterprises and consequently
have to expend virtually all
of that 15 cents on imports.

If we were able to double
our retained earnings from
our tourists’ spending from
15 cents to 30 cents, while it
would result in an equal
amount of money in circula-
tion as from doubling our
tourist head count, having
regard to the fact that we
would have to further develop
our productive sector and
enterprises in order to be able
to double our retained earn-
ings from tourism, the eco-
nomic impact on our country
would be greater than from
doubling the numbers alone
since the tourists’ dollars
would circulate for a longer
period of time and to greater
depths within our economy.

Unless we are successful in

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increasing our retained
income from tourism, the
tourism sector will continue
to be a major contributor to
our negative trade balance
and the foreign concerns its
major economic benefactors.

Having regard to the needs
of our fellow citizens today
for not only jobs, but also to a
quality of life that caters to
our mental and spiritual well-
being as well, I am to forward
that the question that we as
Bahamians should be consid-
ering is which one, Bahamar
or Kerzner IV?

The simultaneous under-
taking of both of these pro-
jects will place an even
greater strain on our already
overburdened infrastructure.
New Providence residents are
presently overly acquainted
with water shortages and
interruptions as well as power
failures.

Whenever the utility com-
panies need to load shed or
cut back on supply, it is we
the Bahamian residents who
suffer since we try to spare
our guests that inconvenience.

These two projects will be
competing heads up against
each other in the same mar-
kets for the same customers,
without any projected signifi-
cant increase in demand for
their product.

This will affect the financial
success of them both and the
one with the competitive
advantage will come out on
top.

Few people would have
imagined that the former Hog
Island would have been trans-
formed into the Paradise
Island on earth that it has
become today for persons
with leisure time and discre-
tionary income, notwith-
standing the fact that some
environmentalists may have
had a difficulty with the bull-
dozing and dredging that were
necessary to accommodate it.

The environmental alter-
ations and restricted access
on Paradise Island have
resulted in the development
of our flagship tourism prop-
erty which has been so suc-
cessful that it has become the
pride and envy of our region
and been duplicated in Dubai.
Their Atlantis theme with
their marine exhibits and
interactive encounters along
with their aquatic experiences
provide their competitive
advantage.

The addition of a terrestri-
al animal park and experience
in Phase IV will place further
distance between Kerzner and
their competition and will
serve to attract additional vis-
itors to our country

The marine staff at Kerzner
have also been actively
involved in marine animal
conservation in our country,
most notably with the
Bahamas Marine Mammal
Stranding Network, et al.
Based upon their record, one
would presume that their
Phase IV activities would also
involve their active participa-

tion in the conservation of our
indigenous fauna.

When one considers
tourism properties in our
region, Bahamar is just more
of the same and “more big-
ger”.

It has no competitive
advantage that I am aware of.
How will they add to or com-
plement our lure of sun, sand
and sea, which all of our com-
peting destinations within the
latitudes between the tropics
also possess.

If times were such that we
were being faced with a sig-
nificant shortage of rooms in
order to increase our tourist
head count, it would be
appropriate.

There is also the concern
about the large percentage of
expatriate workers that Baha
Mar’s financiers require as a
part of their contract.

Additionally, we should not
be unmindful about the land
that we Bahamians will have
to turn over to Bahamar for
their use as collateral in secur-
ing their loan as well as of the
fact that should Bahamar not
be successful in meeting the
repayment conditions of their
loan as a result of the stiff
competition in the market-
place, our land would also be
forfeited to their financiers.

Bahamar will have a nega-
tive environmental impact
upon Cable Beach and Good-
man’s Bay in addition to its
negative impact upon the
social health and well-being
of New Providence residents
due to the deterioration in the
quality and serene ambiance
of their family beach outings
to Goodman’s Bay.

The construction of the
existing hotels on Cable
Beach has already degraded
the beach and water quality
and increased the motor boat
and jet ski traffic, all to the
detriment of the enjoyment
of our sun, sand and sea by
Bahamian residents on this
last significant stretch of
sandy beach to which we have
access.

The Bahamian people have
already ceded Paradise Island
and ease of access to its
beaches to the tourists and
second home owners. How
much more of this 21 by 7
miles which make up New
Providence must we cede to
tourists and gated second
home communities before we
begin to consider the living
and recreational needs of the
future generations of Bahami-
ans who will number much
more than we do at present.
Our land is our heritage.

It is the birthright that we
pass on to our future genera-
tions. We must not trade it
away for filthy lucre.

Having regard to the afore-
mentioned, I am to strongly
recommend that the Bahamar
project not be proceeded with
at the present time, nor on
the proposed island, and I am
to further strongly recom-
mend that approval be given
for Kerzner Phase IV to pro-
ceed.

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‘Straw isn’t selling’

Breaking the
cycle of violence

A NATIONAL draft plan of action to address
the cycle of violence in the country is expected to
be developed as a result of the Family Violence
Summit in New Providence this week.

With research showing that
children who grow up in abu-
sive households are more like-
ly to commit or become vic-
tims of violence in their adult
lives, Minister of State for
Social Development Loretta
Butler-Turner said it is critical
that Bahamian family units
provide the safe environment
necessary to protect all of its
members.

During the Family Vio-



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OPENING: Minis-
ter of State in the
Ministry of Labour lence Summit sponsored by

and Social Devel- the Ministry of Labour and
Social Development on
Wednesday, Mrs Butler-Turn-
er explained that the Domes-
tic Violence (Protection
Orders) Act 2007 expanded
the definition of domestic violence, widening
both the scope of applicants to spouses, part-
ners, children and members of the household
and the types of injury for which one may apply
for a protection order.

“It provides protection to victims against emo-
tional, psychological, financial, physical and sex-
ual abuse, including rape, sexual harassment and
stalking,” she said.

“While women are predominately the victims
of physical violence, violence is not a women’s
thing. Men and women can apply for a protection
order.”

Studies have shown that while there may be a

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number of factors that contribute to violence,
persons who come from abusive families are also
at a greater risk of being a perpetrator or a victim,
she said.

“Some studies have also shown a cycle of vio-
lence in which boys who grow up in violent
households are 10 times or more likely to be vio-
lent than those who do not,” Mrs Butler-Turner
said.

“Similarly, women who had grown up with
violent fathers are four times more likely to suf-
fer abuse in an intimate relationship than are
other women.”

These findings highlight the inter-generational
nature of violent cycles, she said.

“They show how male children in particular
often imitate powerful role models with whom
they identify, especially when certain circum-
stances — for example, feeling inadequate or
out of control — arise at some later point in their
lives and act out in violence.”

Mrs Butler-Turner said the family plays a crit-
ical role in transmitting and perpetuating the
behaviours and thinking processes that promote
violence. Witnessing or experiencing violence in
the family conditions for violence later in life,
she said.

“Violence robs individuals of their sense of
well-being and safety, and in many cases, may
result in serious injury or death.”

Representatives from the police, the Attor-
ney General's Office, Sandilands Rehabilitative
Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, the Depart-
ments of Public Health and Social Services, the
Ministries of Education and Youth, the College
of the Bahamas, the church and many non-gov-
ernmental agencies involved in the work of the
family took part in the summit.

SHOOTING REPORT DISMISSED

about the police-involved
shooting a day earlier.

With a large number of
officers blanketing the down-
town area — and the fact that a
shooting had occurred a day
earlier — the two incidents
slowly began to blend into
one, and after repetition,

evolved into something
entirely different.

As a result, a barrage of
concerned callers flooded The
Tribune with questions on the
matter. Fellow judges, mag-
istrates, attorneys, and every-
day callers expressed their
alarm over the reports.

One caller said that with
Mrs Bethel presiding over
predominately drug-related
matters, whispers had already
started to surface that the
alleged “shooting” was as a
result of any number of cases
she may have heard over the
past few years.

FROM page one

gun and followed the man across the street,
despite the man's requests to be left alone,
assuring the officer that he was leaving.

It was then, eyewitnesses alleged, goaded
by bus drivers parked on George Street, the
officer kicked the man in his back and a scuf-

POLICE SHOOTING VICTIM

fle followed. The incident angered some pedes-
trians, who voiced concerns that the incident
was not properly handled by police officers
and tarnished perceptions of the country to
visitors. Police have reportedly launched an
investigation into the shooting.





























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that the straw basket is filled
up with bugs, so when the peo-
ple come here they ask for
knock off bags.”

Irene Rolle, president of a
prayer band group, said: “We
have been praying for 37 years
in this market for our country
and our vendors. We pray that
the mercies of God will be
extended to the vendors incar-
cerated in New York.”

On Monday, Ms Rolle said
they prayed earnestly for the
women, and felt really bad
about the whole situation.

Although she doesn’t sell
knock off bags, Ms Rolle is pas-
sionate about native straw, and
has been supporting the craft
all her life.

“Tf we don’t buy from our
plaitters of the neighbouring
family islands, who make bags
from native straw, who is going
to support them?” she asks.

“When they see us making
straw products by hand, there is
nothing else that empowers
them to buy our work.”

Phillipa Nixon said: “We
went to selling knock off bags
because we had to go with the
flow with what was selling at
the time, because straw prod-
ucts weren’t and still aren’t
marketable.

Tourists

“In 2007, the tourists were
asking us about the knock off
bags. My sister was one of the
first vendors who started selling
knock off bags. She brought
them from the free market in
Miami.

“This is what we live off of
right now. Whatever we have
to go back to we will.”

“Right now we pay a $100
difference a year for business
license,” she said. “Why can’t
we sell what is valuable to make
money?

“Tourists are coming in to
buy straw products and people
are moving with the times.”

Joy Drakes said: “From since
Icame to the straw market we
always had, even down to the
T-Shirts, products that had the
Bahamas logo on it which are
made in Honduras, Nicaragua,



KEVIN YOUNG

and Haiti. We don’t have fac-
tories to produce this stuff.

“Whatever government
decides on this issue, I have to
do my job to survive.

“When I did the straw I sur-
vived, when I buy knock off, I
survived on knock off.

‘T will sell it until they shut us
down completely.

“Americans like designer
bags, they even come with a
print-out of the bags they want.

“The straw isn’t selling
because the cruise ships are
telling tourists not to purchase
the straw bags because they
have the red bug which eats the
straw like a termite,”

Wood carver James Rolle,
had a more open view of the
situation. He said: “Every part
of the world, people are making
fake items. As long as you
could get fake goods at a cheap
price, people will sell it.

“Back then the straw market
was selling strictly straw work.
If you depend on native straw
bags, you will have to do with-
out many a day’s lunch.

“If I could find some fake



TELATOR STRACHAN

wood carving then I’d sell it
too. Vendors are not stealing
this stuff, but if they get catch
with purchasing these knock off
items, they have to pay the
penalty.

“Tf I was a vendor, as far as
I’m concerned, once the gov-
ernment get the duty I could
sell them anyway. You can’t tell
me they’re illegal once you col-
lect the duty.

“You go to the US to buy
these fake items. Once you
bring them to the Bahamas and
pay government duty, they
aren’t illegal any more.

“If government didn’t want
them in our country, their job is
to take them at the airport over
here.”

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m@ SHAKESPEARE IN PARADISE FESTIVAL: ‘The World is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson’

Making theatre accessible to all

WITH the goal of making theatre
accessible to all, the US Embassy Nas-
sau will sponsor a discounted theatre
night in collaboration with the second
annual Shakespeare in Paradise festi-
val.

Thanks to the embassy’s support,
tickets for the opening night perfor-
mance of “The World is My Home —
The Life of Paul Robeson’ are now
available for the discounted price of $5
—versus the normal ticket price of $25.

“The World is My Home — The Life
of Paul Robeson’ is written and per-
formed by actor/writer/comedian Sto-
gie Kenyatta, who was classically
trained at the Afro American Studio

US Embassy Nassau sponsors discounted
performances of Broadway-style show

in Harlem, the Henry Street Settle-
ment and Al Fann Theatrical Ensem-
ble.

The critically acclaimed Broadway
style show will have three perfor-
mances at the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas from October 4-6 as a
part of Shakespeare in Paradise which
is an affiliate of CariFringe, an annu-
al ten-day regional arts festival for the
Caribbean.

Stogie Kenyatta says that the show
is part of his personal quest to educate
a younger generation about Paul
Robeson, an actor, athlete, singer,
human rights activist and world citi-
zen.

The play is a tribute to the legacy of
a tortured genius who was ahead of his
time,” Mr Kenyatta said.

“He lived several lives filled with
triumph and tragedy as he fought for

the liberation of Africa and social jus-
tice for all.

Paul Robeson was the son of a
preacher who transcended race and
dreamed for a colorblind society. He

African Unity with WEB Dubois.”

from October 1-11.

Tickets for the discounted US
Embassy Night performances of “The
World is My Home —The Life of Paul
Robeson’ are available at the Dun-
das Centre for the Performing Arts.





By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - The Bahami-
an Brewery and Beverage
Company presented cash prizes
to four more Grand Bahami-
ans who submitted the winning
name for its third beer, “Strong
Back.”

A $3,000 cash prize was
shared equally among the win-
ners — Elizabeth Sears, Vashti
Maycock, Shervonne Knowles
and Donald Henderson — who
each received cheques for $750.

Back in September of 2006,
the brewery launched a “Name
that Beer” competition allow-
ing residents the opportunity
to name the beers that were to
be produced at the brewery.

A total of 3,798 submissions
were entered in November
2006. James ‘Jimmy’ Sands,
CEO of Bahamian Brewery &
Beverage Co, initially said that
he would reward the winning
names for two beers.

The brewery announced the
first of the two winning names
in late 2006 with “Sands” cho-
sen as the first beer. There were
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The second name “High
Rock” was chosen and two win-
ners were rewarded with a cash
prize in June 2007.

According to the company,
both beers have been tremen-
dously successful, with High
Rock receiving the distin-
guished Monde Selection Gold
this May 2010.

“The second beer that we
produced here at the brewery
was Strong Back, which
launched in late 2008 and is our
stout beer,” said Mr Sands.

“At the time of the competi-
tion our rules stated that all
names entered would be the
property of the Brewery but we
agreed that any name used
would be rewarded too,” he
said.

The Strong Back name was
actually entered by four Grand
Bahamians.

Thrilled

“This could not have come
at a better time for me,” said

Ms Maycock, “every extra pen-
ny makes such a huge differ-
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LOCAL NEWS



Shanghai
Expo brings »
Bahamas
interest



SELLING THE BAHAMAS: Ministry of Tourism and Aviation offi
cials greet Shanghai Expo contest winners. Pictured (from left) are
Gabrielle Archer; Ministry of Tourism’s permanent secretary
Hyacinth Pratt; Tang Xiaomin and her husband Zhang Quianli; the
Ministry of Tourism’s general manager of foreign languages Shena
Newton, and Eureka McKinney.

THE Bahamas has maximised its exposure at the Expo Shang-
hai through an online travel competition that has already brought
a winner and her guest to Bahamian shores, tourism officials said.

While the Bahamas participates in Expo Shanghai, a six-month
exhibition that aims to build awareness and international goodwill,
the Ministry of Tourism has launched an online competition that
has fed travel information to thousands of Chinese citizens. Inter-
net users visit www.fengniao.com and www.bahamas.cn to learn
about the Bahamas and enter to win a dream vacation of seven
days. “Traffic is driven to the contest web pages from several
sources, namely a large billboard advertisement on location at
Expo, just outside the Bahamas booth in the Caribbean Pavil-
lion; from media carrying press releases on the contest, and also
from the social networks,” said Shena Newton, the Ministry of
Tourism’s general manager of foreign languages.

“The Bahamas has received enormous exposure through the
online contest. To date, 200,000 plus internet users have visited both
websites to view the information on the online contest.”

Tang Xiaomin emerged as the winner of the first part of the com-
petition. She took her dream vacation to the Bahamas this month
with her husband, Zhang Quianli. They met with the Ministry of
Tourism’s permanent secretary Hyacinth Pratt before experienc-
ing the vacation offerings of Nassau, Harbour Island, Exuma and
their host resort, Atlantis.

Ms Pratt urged the couple to enjoy the pace of the Islands of the
Bahamas, which they would find much more relaxed than that of
Shanghai. Ms Tang, who is a writer, said she plans to capture the
experience of her dream vacation in an article.

Participants in the online contest are required to do in-depth
research on the Bahamas and to design the most unforgettable itin-
erary possible. The second and final part of the competition will end
on November 5, when another winner will be chosen to be hosted
at a Baha Mar property.

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HELPING OUT: Pictured (left to right) are ‘e Delano Knowles, assistant
administrator of the Ranfurly Home; Denise Turnquest, senior vice-
president of credit risk at Commonwealth Bank; Dr Olga Clarke,
administrator of the Ranfurly Home; lan Jennings, senior vice-pres-
ident and CFO; Alexandra Maillis Lynch, president of the Ranfurly
Home and Patricia Ferguson, housing chairman of the Ranfurly
Home.

THE Commonwealth Bank has donated $10,000 to the Ranfurly
Homes for children and is calling on its customers to join the
campaign to assist the facility by donating at any of its branches to
a special ‘The Ranfurly Homes Love that Child’ account.

“In the course of this recession people’s eyes are being opened

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INSPECTION: A group led by Minister of Works Neko Grant inspects a new mooring dolphin and walkway built as part of the Nassau

Harbour Improvement Project.

THE Nassau Harbour
Improvement Project has
just been completed and
tourism officials say the
investment is already pay-
ing off for Bahamian busi-
ness operators.

Minister of Tourism and
Aviation Vincent Vander-
pool-Wallace said the deep-
er, wider and more
equipped harbour accom-
modates the mega cruise
ships that now are a major
part of the cruise industry.

“Capital expenditure is
the gift that keeps on giv-
ing,” he said.

The minister said that if
the $44 million that the pro-
ject cost had been given
away to Bahamians directly,
they would only benefit
from it once.

“But if you invest it, you
get people (visitors) who
come over and over again,”
he said.

From departure taxes
alone, the cruise ships that
are now able to come to the
Bahamas due to the harbour
improvements will pay for
the port investment in three
to five years, Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace said. In addi-
tion, he said, the passengers
spend money directly with
Bahamians, adding to their
economic contributions.

He explained that cruise

ships are allowing many
people to visit the Bahamas
who are searching for bar-
gains. Cruise business is up
by 14 per cent for the
Bahamas for the first six
months of the year, com-
pared with just over three
per cent for stopover visi-
tors. Specifically, 1,364 mil-
lion cruise visitors entered
the Bahamas between Janu-
ary and June.

Spending

While some Caribbean
countries brag about having
high stopover numbers,
Minister Vanderpool-Wal-
lace said a large percentage
of those visitors equate to
the spending of cruise pas-
sengers for the Bahamas.

“What they are prepared
to spend for their vacation,
they could probably only get
one night in the Bahamas
because we are at the upper
end of cost in terms of what
we do,” he said. “So the
cruise passenger by and
large for me is my low-cost,
all-inclusive provider.”

He said many people are
searching for low-cost vaca-
tions in the midst of a reces-
sion.

They view the cruise ships
as a low-cost option. If those
cruise ships did not exist,

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MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization asacitizenofThe Bahamas, and thatany personwhoknows
any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 18'" day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

large numbers of people
would not have an opportu-
nity to come to the Bahamas
and spend money, he said.
He pointed out that their
spending is particularly
important to downtown
businesses and small busi-
ness people.

Minister Vanderpool-
Wallace said the strong
cruise visitor arrivals are
expected to continue for the
Bahamas since more and
more cruise ships are look-
ing to depart from ports in
the northeastern United
States.

Cruise ship officials are
now beginning to under-
stand that they do not have
to travel beyond the
Bahamas because their pas-
sengers can get multiple
experiences by visiting mul-
tiple ports within the coun-

try, he said. Government
officials on September 16
formally marked the close
of the Nassau Harbour
Improvement Project and
celebrated the economic
boost the project has
brought and will continue to
bring to the country.

A $44-million contract
was signed for the dredging
of Nassau Harbour and oth-
er improvements on April
2, 2009.

The work has now been
essentially completed and
an additional $2.3 million
has been spent on bollards
and improvements, Minis-
ter of Works Neko Grant
said.

The harbour improve-
ment project also included
an extension of the western
end of Arawak Cay by 1,000
ft.

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the position of a Resigtered Pharmacist

Interested candidates may submit their resumes to
the attention of:

Director, Bahamas Chest Centre Pharmacy
72 Collins Avenue, P.O. Box N-4296
Nassau Bahamas
Tel: 356-6666
Fax: 356-6680
Only qualified applicants will be short listed for
consideration.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT T



HANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that | LEWIS TERRANCE
ROLLE, of Ocean View Drive, Westridge Estates, Nassau,
The Bahamas, intend to change my name to LOUIS
TERRANCE ROLLE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742,
Nassau, The Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.



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to how great the needs are for social assistance in our country and GAPITAL MARKETS

the continued struggle to balance those needs amidst financial
constraint,” said William Sands, Jr, the bank’s president and CEO.
“Now more than ever it will take the financial support of the
community as a whole to help organisations such as the Ranfurly
Homes with its financial short fall and Commonwealth Bank is priv-
ileged to extend support in the amount of $10,000.”
The non-profit housing facility is currently home to 31 children

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Lynch. “A new board of directors has taken over at the home and pian

we are seeking the general public’s assistance to ensure that the
home can continue to provide a safe-haven to those children who
are orphaned or unable to be cared for by their parents.”

The home’s challenges have been further intensified by the
reduction in subsidy assistance received from the government,
announced in the recent budget. Together with escalating opera-
tional costs and the reduction in public donations, the home’s
financial stability has deteriorated significantly.

The bank’s ‘Love That Child’ campaign in aid of the Ranfurly
Homes was launched in early June and is still accepting dona-
tions. To contribute to this cause, employees, customers, non-cus-
tomers and friends of Commonwealth Bank can make a cash
donation to the ‘Ranfurly Homes For Children - Love That Child’
account at any of the Bank’s locations in New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco or online through its ‘Bill Pay’ feature at
www.combankltd.com. Accepting the donation on behalf of the
Ranfurly Homes for Children was its administrator, Dr Olga
Clarke. “We are most grateful to Commonwealth Bank for its
generous donation to the home and are uplifted by the bank’s
commitment to help secure further assistance,” said Dr Clarke.

“Although our financial situation remains critical, we are encour-
aged by Commonwealth Bank’s timely assistance. Commonwealth
Bank in particular has been a long time supporter of the Ranfurly
Home and we hope that others in the community will follow their
example and lend a hand.”

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are kept abreast of the new regulations that will be put in place.

Ministry set to host one day
Conclave on Sports Authority Bill

orts

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,

2010






By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WITH the new national stadium
expected to be completed early next
year, the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture is trying to ensure that its
stakeholders are kept abreast of the
new regulations that will be put in
place.

Today, starting at 10 a.m., the Min-
istry will host a Conclave on the
Sports Authority Bill. The one-day
meeting will take place on the ground
floor of the ministry.

The purpose of the conclave is for
the federations and associations to
voice their sentiments on the draft-
ing of the Bill, which is available for
all to view on the Government’s web-
site www.bahamas.gov.bs.

Eugene Pratt, the Deputy Perma-

nent Secretary at the Ministry of
Sports, will give the welcome address.
He will be followed by Wellington
Miller, president of the Bahamas
Olympic Committee.

The keynote address will be deliv-
ered by Charles Maynard, the Minis-
ter of Sports.

Delegates will then have an oppor-
tunity to review the bill before they
take a break for lunch. After the
break, they will resume their discus-
sion on the bill.

It’s anticipated that the delegates
will make their contribution to the
Bill before the ministry submit the
final draft to the government for final
approval.

The bill is for an Act to make pro-
vision for the establishment of the
National Sports Authority of the
Bahamas.

It will also seek specifically to iden-

tify the following:

¢ Appointment of staff.

¢ Functions of the Authority.

¢ Powers of the Authority.

¢ Delegation of Power.

¢ Minister may give Directions.
¢ Power to borrow funds.

¢ National Sports Fund.

¢ Accounts.

¢ Compensation for risk.

¢ Regulations.

¢ Exemption from Real Property TRax.
e Savings.

The Sports Bill also seek to identi-
fy the following:

¢ Membership of the Authority.

¢ Disqualification for membership of
Authority or committee.

e Vancancies.

¢ Temporary appointments.

¢ Validity of proceedings.

¢ Regulation of procedure.

° Seal.

It is anticipated that every federa-
tion and association registered with
the ministry would send at least three
reprsentatives, perferrably the presi-
dent, secretary and treasurer.

The meeting is expected to bve con-
cluded around 3 p.m.

While the ministry will be dealing
with the legistation surrounding the
bill, work is progressing steadily on
the completion of the national stadi-
um, which was given as a gift by the
People’s Republic of China.



India makes history by hosting
its first Commonwealth Games

the XIX Common-

wealth Games will
get under way in New
Delhi, India.

Each day there are more
and more reports of athletes
and even countries raising
the alarm about not partici-
pating in the games that got
started in 1930 in Hamilton,
Canada.

Formerly called the
“British Empire Games, the
Friendly Games and British
Commonwealth Games,”
organisers changed the
games held every four years
to just the Commonwealth
Games in 1978 when it was
held in 1978 in Edmonton,
Canada.

Since then, the Canadians
have played host to the
games, considered the sec-
ond largest sporting festival
to be held in the world
behind the Olympic Games,
three more times.

While Australia, the Unit-
ed Kingdom and New
Zealand have hosted the
games more than anybody
else, this will mark the first
time that it will be staged in
India.

I just over a week,

They will join Jamaica
(1966), Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia (1998) as the only
other countries who have
played host to the games at
least once.

At the last games in Mel-
bourne in 2006, India
announced that they will
pay for the airfare and hotel
accommodations for all of
the athletes and officials
from all of the participating
countries.

The Bahamas Olympic
Committee has certainly
benefited from the gesture
with the selection of the 29-
member team that they are
sending.

Unfortunately, many of
the elite athletes from track
and field have opted not to
travel months ago, indicat-
ing that having the games in
October was a bit too long
for them to stay active.

Those who haven’t shut
down their seasons are nurs-
ing injuries and will not be
able to compete.

Thus, the Bahamas will
certainly not be at full
strength, joining a number
of countries who have had
some of their top athletes
announced that they will not

be competing either.

On top of that, there have
been numerous reports of
various facilities, including
the Games Village where
the athletes are scheduled
to stay, not being complet-
ed.

Some reports have gone
as far as to say that the
games is being in jeopardy
of being cancelled.

But the organising com-
mittee say they are commit-
ted to putting on the games
and it will be one of the best
ever to be held.

That’s debatable until it
comes off.

If past experiences are
any indication, the Com-
monwealth Games have
always been a memorable
event because of the cama-
raderie between the partici-
pating nations.

We just have to wait and
see what happens on Octo-
ber 3 when the games are
expected to be officially
opened.

NPSA DILEMMA
THE New Providence

Softball Association is gear-
ing up for its 2010 postsea-

son play and while the ladies
playoffs have been set
between the top four teams,
there is quite a dispute going
on in the men’s division.

The executives have been
stuck on what to do with the
awarding of the men’s pen-
nant after they’ve had a cou-
ple of games where they had
some disputes to deal with.

While the playoffs was ten-
tatively set to start on Thurs-
day night, they have been
postponed until next week
due to the fact that there are
still some more make up
games to be played in the
men’s division.

With this being one of the
most fiercely competitive sea-
son with any of the nine
teams in a position to pull off
an upset on any given night,
it’s disappointing that it’s
coming down to an off-the-
field decision to resolve the
final standings.

Just hope that the NPSA
doesn’t follow in the same
direction of the Common-
wealth American Football
League, who had a very com-
petitive season last year until
they reached the champi-
onship.

That was when the Jets

STUBBS



. i

OPINI

and the Pros couldn’t set-
tle on a date to play the
game and as a result, they
had to call off the most
important game of the sea-
son.

Instead of playing, the
CAFL was forced to con-
clude the year without a
champion decided.

The NPSA is far from
reaching that climax, but it
shouldn’t take the league
executives that long to
decide on who won the
pennant as the regular sea-
son gets set to come to a
close.





BASKETBALL
BGDBA

POSTSEASON

e MARK Hanna explod-
ed for a career high 54
points to power the Cybots
into the Bahamas Govern-
ment Departmental Bas-
ketball Association’s best-
of-seven championship
series.

Hanna’s historic perfor-
mance came on Thursday
night at the DW Davis
Gymnasium as the Cybots
knocked off the Mariners
118-104 to clinch their
best-of-five playoff series.

Durchen Sands had 32 in
a losing effort.

The Cybots will play the
Police Crimestoppers in a
rematch of last year’s
championship series.

The Crimestoppers
earned their trip to the big
dance with their 87-69 win
over the Real Deal
Rangers. Dario Seymour
led the way wwith 27
points for the Police. Bran-
don Ingraham had 17 in
the lost for the the Real
Deal.

The best-of-seven cham-
pionship sries will get
underway tonight at 7:30
p.m.

VOLLEYBALL
NPVA DOUBLE

HEADER

¢ THE New Providence
Volleyball Association will
close out the first week of
its 2010 regular season on
Sunday at the DW Davis
Gymnasium with a double
header on tap.

In the opener at 3:30
p.m., the College of the
Bahamas Lady Caribs will
take on the Johnson’s
Lady Truckers. In the 5
p.m. men’s feature contest,
the Intruders will face the
Crimestoppers.

ee
L GARTH
WRIGHT

TOURNEY

e THE L Garth Wright
Golden Gloves Boxing
Tournament will kick off
tonight at the First Class
Boxing Center on Wulff
Road, opposite Whim’s
Auto.

The tournament is being
organized by Ray Minus
Jr. His Champion Boxing
Club will open competition
against a visiting team
from Inagua.

SOFTBALL

BSC OPENING

e THE Baptist Sports
Council will open its 2010
Rev. Anthony Carroll Soft-
ball Classic today at the
Banker’s Field at the Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Com-
plex.

At 10 a.m., defending
champions Macedonia will
play runners-up Temple
Fellowship in the 19-and-
under division. That will be
followed by the official
opening ceremonies.

Then at 11:30 a.m.,
defending champions Gold-
en Gates will play runners-
up Macedonia in the co-ed
division. The final game at
12:30 p.m. will be played
between runners-up Mace-
donia and Golden Gates in
the men’s division.

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SPORTS

Fantasy sports hecome
a gambling reality

LAS VEGAS
Associated Press

SPORTS fans are betting online
each night on athletes’ performances
—and it's all legal.

The bets are an exception to laws
banning online gambling because they
take the form of fantasy sports —
where participants pick a team of real-
life players in baseball, football or oth-
er sports and compete based on their
real-life statistics. Such competitions
typically last a season, but more web-
sites are springing up that offer prize
money for teams that last only one
night.

Drawn by the possibility of quick
cash payouts, instead of just end-of-
season glory, fans ready for more-
than-casual rivalries among friends or
co-workers are building new nightly
online betting into a hit for the $800
million fantasy sports industry.

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More than a dozen websites have
sprung up to manage daily fantasy
sports wagers and grab a percentage,
says Paul Charchian, president of the
Fantasy Sports Trade Association,
which represents 120 companies.
Those commissions amount to $35 per
player per month at one of the largest
new sites, FanDuel, according to its
CEO. And with nearly 7 million
Americans and Canadians already
playing fantasy sports for money by
2008, the total is expected to soar.

"It's always been a little murky, so I
think a lot of companies didn't have
the stomach for it," said Charchian.
"People now are jumping on board."

Gambling on fantasy sports online
has been explicitly legal in all but six
states since 2006, thanks to an excep-
tion built into that year's federal ban
on most online gambling.

But Charchian says most website
operators remained worried about the
legality of wagering of any kind until

one popular fantasy sports site, Fan-
ball.com, launched a daily game in
late 2008 called Snapdraft, and attract-
ed players intead of trouble. Charchi-
an, who co-founded Fanball in 1993
and had left in 2007, said Fanball did-
n't jump into daily betting sooner
because the legal issues hadn't been
resolved.

A far less popular site run by Fan-
tasy Day Sports Corp., FantasySport-
sLive.com, launched daily games with
gambling in mid-2007.

Here's how fantasy sports work. As
in the office pool, fans compile teams
of their favorite professional athletes
and advance or fall back based on how
the athletes perform in reality. A few
major portals, including Yahoo.com
and ESPN.com, have long offered plat-
forms for the hobby without betting.
But the newest online games pay cash
each day out to the participants whose
teams for that night include the high-
est-achieving individual players.



Jay LaPrete/AP Photo

GAMBLE: In this photo taken Sept. 23,

2010, Dave Nutini, a 31-year-old former
bank contract manager who quit his job
three weeks ago to play poker profession-
ally, sits next to his computer in Dublin,

Ohio.

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Salpras:
Healthy Nadal
May break
Slam record

NEW YORK
Associated Press



PETE Sampras says Rafael
Nadal can break Roger Fed-
erer's record of 16 Grand
Slam titles if he stays healthy
and maintains a smart playing
schedule.

The 24-year-old Nadal,
known for his grinding style,
recently won his ninth major
at the U.S. Open to complete
a career Grand Slam.

"If he's smart with his
schedule and the fact that he
has so many at such a young
age, he could very well do it,”
Sampras said in a conference
call Thursday for the BNP
Paribas Showdown.

Sampras will meet former
rival Andre Agassi for a best-
of-three sets match Feb. 28
at Madison Square Garden.
John McEnroe and Ivan
Lendl, rivals from the 1980s
and ‘90s, will play one set.

Sampras called Nadal "a
beast" on the court and
thinks Nadal can chase Fed-
erer's record. Federer sur-
passed Sampras’ record of 14
Grand Slams in 2009.

"The only question with
Rafa is physically how much
his body can handle the
pounding with how hard he
works for every point,” he
said of Nadal, who has been
sidelined with knee injuries
and a pulled abdominal mus-
cle in the last few years.

Federer was 25 when he
earned his ninth Grand Slam
at the 2006 U.S. Open. Since
then, the 29-year-old Federer
has won seven major titles.

Nadal also won the French
Open and Wimbledon this

ear.

"(Nadal's) in the middle of
his career, so he could doa
lot more great things,” Sam-
pras said of the top-ranked
Spaniard.

But the former No. 1 play-
er added that Nadal doesn't
need to break the Grand
Slam record to prove himself.

"He's won all the majors,
won the Olympics and has a
winning record against
Roger," Sampras said of the
14-7 career edge.

Cowboys release
FB Anderson,
activate TE Chandler

IRVING, Texas
Associated Press





THE Dallas Cowboys
have released injured full-
back Deon Anderson to
make room for tight end
Scott Chandler from the
practice squad.

The move Friday comes
about a week after Ander-
son had surgery on his left
knee to repair a torn menis-
cus. The fourth-year pro
played in 38 games, includ-
ing 18 starts, in his first three
seasons.

Anderson's replacement,
rookie Chris Gronkowski,
scored a touchdown last
week against Chicago.

Chandler is the third tight
end behind Jason Witten
and Martellus Bennett. Wit-
ten was limited in practice
this week after sustaining a
head injury against the
Bears.

Dallas plays at Houston
on Sunday.



Wainwright gets 20th win as Cardinals top Cubs 7-1

CHICAGO
Associated Press

ADAM Wainwright pitched six
innings for his 20th victory and Allen
Craig hit a three-run homer in the St.
Louis Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the Chica-
go Cubs on Friday.

Wainwright joined CC Sabathia and
Roy Halladay as baseball's third 20-
game winner one season after no big
league pitchers accomplished the feat.

Wainwright (20-11) coasted after get-
ting staked a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The right-hander allowed one run on
six hits, striking out seven and walking
one. He tied Halladay for the NL lead
in strikeouts with 213 and lowered his
ERA to 2.42, second behind Marlins
starter Josh Johnson in the NL. The

28-year-old improved to 19-0 when
receiving 4-plus runs a game in sup-
port.

Wainwright led the NL with 19 wins
last season and became the first Cardi-
nals pitcher to win 20 games since Chris
Carpenter went 21-5 in 2005.

The Cardinals temporarily held the
Reds' magic number to three in the NL
Central. The Cardinals trail the Reds by
seven games with nine left. Cincinnati
was playing at San Diego on Friday
night.

The Cubs got only 3 1-3 innings from
starter Tom Gorzelanny (7-9) one day
after they went through five relievers in
a 13-0 loss to the Giants. Gorzelanny
allowed seven runs on seven hits and
walked five with four strikeouts. He
pitched for the first time since Sept. 1,
when he was hit in the hand by a line

drive in a win over the Pirates.

Aramis Ramirez homered for the
Cubs, who began the final three-game
home series of their season with their
third loss in four games to fall 15 games
under .500. Chicago has scored only
three runs in its last four games.

St. Louis has won back-to-back
games after losing three straight and
improved to 5-8 against the Cubs on
the season.

Albert Pujols walked with two outs in
the first inning and Matt Holliday
extended his hitting streak to 16 games
with a single. Then Craig followed with
a three-run shot to left on a 3-2 pitch. It
was his third homer of the season. Craig
was a late addition to the lineup. Craig
took Nick Stavinoha's spot in the line-
up after Stavinoha was scratched with a
jammed right knee.

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BIG GAME: St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers
during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday,
Sept. 24, 2010, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 11



Jubilant Belinda Wilson pledges to end BUT infighting

FROM page one

Mrs Wilson yesterday promised an end
to fighting within the union — saying that
anyone who cannot “work in harmony”
with the rest of the team would be expect-
ed to resign — and a crusade for better ben-
efits for the union’s 4,000 or so members.

However, her pledges came against an
acrimonious background. Less than an hour
earlier, her opposing candidate for Presi-
dent, Frances Friend of the “Friend and
Father” team had called a press confer-
ence at Walker’s Hall - BUT headquar-
ters — to say the installation of Mrs Wil-
son and her team could not go ahead that
morning because a certified copy of the
election results had yet to be forthcoming
from the Registrar of Trade Unions.

Ms Friend’s team had lobbied Director
of Labour and Registrar of Trade Unions
Harcourt Brown not to certify the results
due to “a number of irregularities” they
alleged to have characterised the voting
process in Tuesday’s election.

“At this point, we want to encourage the
Registrar of Trade Unions to move expe-
ditiously towards determining or agreeing
that the elections be null and void. This
will allow us to have re-elections as soon as
possible,” said Ms Friend.

A former area Vice President for the
union, Ms Friend said she was concerned
some BUT members were given too many
ballots to cast at a particular poll, that oth-
ers discussed their votes before they cast
them while wearing campaign parapher-
nalia and that a cardboard box was used
instead of a secure ballot box in one divi-
sion.

These objections appeared to be brushed
aside however when a jaunty Mrs Wilson
dressed in a suit and pearls turned up at
BUT headquarters at Walker’s Hall on
Bethell Avenue at around 10am with a cer-
tified copy of the results, which she imme-
diately presented to the Chairman of the
Electoral Committee for the union, Philip
Johnson, in the President’s office before
happily displaying the same to the media.

Mr Johnson told the press that based on
Mrs Wilson’s presentation of the certified
copy, he could proceed with the installation
of the elected members as the executive
team. Mrs Wilson said that an Acting Reg-
istrar of Trade Unions had certified the

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results in place of Mr Brown, who is
allegedly out of the country at present.

Before the installation could take place,
Ms Friend and her slate of proposed offi-
cers were requested to leave the confer-
ence room where they had remained after
speaking with the media. They initially
refused to budge, leading to a vocal stand
off between the two opposing teams.

When Mrs Wilson then told the team
they could stay and witness her installa-
tion if they liked, members of the Friend
and Father team said “no swearing in will
take place” and then attempted to block the
news camera’s views of Mrs Wilson, who
had already positioned herself in view of
cameras and in front of the other team in
preparation for the proceedings.

Ms Friend requested a copy of the certi-
fied results from the Chairman, Mr John-
son, but was not provided one.

Speaking to Mr Johnson before she left
the room, she said: “I want to say to you
that you are out of order. You do not have
a copy of the certified results in your hand
and so you are in contravention to our con-
stitution ... it’s not about who won or lost,
it’s about the integrity of our union.”

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had the vote of no confidence” — referring
to the vote which initially ousted Mrs Wil-
son and her team at the 63rd annual meet-
ing of the BUT in June.

Eventually the opposing team cleared
the room and Mrs Wilson and her “A
Team” executive officers — along with one
non-‘A-team’ member — all swore on the
Bible that they would uphold their office,
the constitution and rules of the union.
Their term will last for three years.

“We thank the members of the Bahamas
Union of Teachers for voting for the ‘A’
Team. We give the teachers of the
Bahamas an ‘A plus’.

“We will continue with the mandate
members have given to us already. We will
continue with our members benefits — the
pension plan, medical — we will continue to
provide Christmas gifts for our members,
we will build two state of the art buildings,
one in Grand Bahama and one in Nassau,
we will successfully negotiate our next col-
lective bargaining agreement,” said Mrs
Wilson.

The newly-elected President won her
post by 1,433 to Ms Friend’s 1,323. Thirteen
of the fourteen members of the “A team”
were elected to their posts. The new exec-
utive team consists of Mrs Wilson, Vice
President Philip Dorsett, Secretary Gen-
eral Stephen McPheem, Assistant Secre-
tary General Leason Burrows, Treasurer
Lorraine Knowles, Assistant Treasurer Jan-
ice Armbrister, Trustees Haldane Stubbs
and Mizpah Munroe, Executive Members
Wayne Thompson, Zane Lightbourne and
John Mosrove, Area VP for Grand
Bahama Quinton Laroda, Area Vice Pres-
ident for the Northern Bahamas, Yolanda
Curry-Forbes and Area Vice President for
Southern Bahamas Annafaye Ferguson-
Knowles.

Mrs Wilson’s re-installation comes after
more than 200 delegates supported a vote
of no confidence against her and her team
— a vote only opposed by six people — in
June. The turn of events was considered
by many to be historic and embarrassing for
the union.

Members at the meeting, including
members of the ousted executive team,
said they were fed up with the "bickering
and infighting” within the executive team,
which they felt prevented the union from
effectively serving its members.

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Although initially charged with murder, Farrington, 35, pleaded
guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of the four schoolboys —
Mackinson Colas, 11, DeAngelo McKenzie, 13, Junior Reme, 11,
and Desmond Rolle, 14 - who disappeared in 2003.

Sentencing was stayed until next week so that the families in
Grand Bahama could travel to New Providence.

The Attorney General’s Office is making arrangements to
accommodate one member from each of the four families to trav-
el to Nassau. Rev Bethel felt that the families should also have
been present in court when Farrington pleaded guilty on Thursday.

“We hope that the AG’s office will keep its promise and accom-
modate the families. I talked to the families today (Friday) and they
are looking forward to that happening and being in court when the
sentence is handed down on Farrington.

“We know that manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of life
in prison and we are hoping he gets life for each one of those
young boys rather than just one life sentence for them collective-
ly. It would be justice that he served the rest of his life behind bars.
We understand he has the AIDS virus and may die in prison, and
that would at least bring some satisfaction to the families,” said Rev
Bethel.

Marilyn Davis, the grandmother of DeAngelo McKenzie,
believes it is not right that the AG’s office is offering plea bargains
to accused killers to clear up the backlog of cases in the court
system. “They are just trying to get these cases out of the way. It
has been seven years and it feels like they don’t care about our feel-
ings,” she said.

Ms Davis believes the AG’s office should have made travel
arrangements for at least two members of the family.

“This crime happened in Freeport. It is not right to us, the fam-
ilies of the missing boys, because during the whole ordeal they
already treated us bad and we had to fight to get the remains and
now there is no trial,” she said.

Ms Davis supports capital punishment. “There is too much
killing in the country and they need to start hanging again,” she
said. Rev Bethel said it is important that justice is delivered swift-
ly, especially in cases like the missing boys.

“The justice system must to better. Justice was very slow in the
case of the missing boys and it sends a serious message to society
about the state of our court system.

“If we are going to enforce laws and set a standard in this coun-
try, we have got to deliver swift justice especially in heinous crimes.

Rev Bethel said the FFI is opposed to the new plea bargain law.

“Our organisation has always been against it. I believed it is no
good for our country, but is the law and I believe that the families
should challenge it,” he said.

Cordell Farrington is currently serving a life sentence in the
death of 22-year-old Jamal Robins of Grand Bahama.

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Yellow Elder Primahy

THE teachers of grade one tend to be very
engaging, said the principal of Yellow Elder Pri-
mary School, Catherine McPhee.

“You would find a lot of children are exposed
to skills through games and there’s a lot of manip-
ulatives in the classroom,” Ms McPhee told The
Tribune.

“We use discovery learning where the chil-
dren have to think for themselves, and work with
a facilitator. Grade ones who use a lot of tech-
nology.”

In this class of 32, the children are involved in
games and field trips, which break up the monot-



ony of the repetitious learning process.

“We try to develop them in a more active kind
of environment where they are more responsible
for their learning,” Ms McPhee said. “Because of
the diversification, some of the children will be
really advanced.”

First Class is a new regular feature showcasing
the youngsters who have started at a new school
and is dedicated to the teachers and staff who
help them settle into their new surroundings.

To get your new starters featured, contact
Reuben Shearer at The Tribune on 322-1986 or
email rshearer@tribunemedia.net.



Students of the grade one
class of the Yellow Elder
Primary School pay close
attention and focus on the
lesson being taught. Some
of the first graders pic-
mie eames

1. Paige Smith

2. Delroy Mckenzie
3. Jadyn Lightbourne
4. Desrane Lafleur

5. Isaiah Beckford

6. Jonesha Evans

7. Braian Jean

8. Fantasia Stubbs

9. Cheloure Ilebrin
10. Eleric Rolle

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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R Lock killer up for life C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.255SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDS, SUN AND SHOWER HIGH 90F LOW 77F Adv ocate for families of victims appeals for maximum sentences The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com I N S I D E FIRST CLASS STUDENTSFROM YELLOWELDERPRIMARY SCHOOL SEEPAGE12 POLICE have confirmed that the man shot and killed by officers on Thursday was Reginald Smith, 57, of Bay Geranium Avenue, Pinewood Gardens. The shooting was report ed to have taken place just before 4 pm outside the Straw Market on Bay Street, however the reports from the police differed considerably from that of eyewitnesses. Eyewitnesses allege that the male officer drew his POLICE SHOO TING VICTIM IDENTIFIED STRAW just isnt selling, vendors told The Tribune as we took to downtown Nas sau for Street Talk in the wake of the arrest of nine straw vendors in New York last week. It is claimed the bags are a hit among local women, and visitors to this island, who turn down straw products for coun terfeit goods they can also find at home. Telator Strachan president of the Straw Vendors Association was receiving calls just before midnight on Wednesday night as the situation unfolded. Interested Bahamians were concerned, and they wanted to know if there was something they could do to help, she said. I understand the government put the tariff high on the bags to discourage them. Yet they know they were bringing these bags in and collecting duty. The vendors try to make an honest living with those bags. They bought them and were prepared to pay duty on the items. Mrs Strachan everything should be done to bring the arrested vendors home. Shop owner Lerond Colebrook said: New York City is the cheapest place to purchase these items from. If you take away the bags, you take away the food out of our mouth, or our customs officers, and for the tourists who come here excitedly for the bags. I did a customer survey in my shop, asking them what is their reason for coming to the Bahamas. They say they come to the Bahamas to get a bag. Customers say theyve been coming several times a year, and we are bringing the tourists to the country. Musician Kevin Young, said: I do feel that selling these counterfeit bags destroy what the Bahamas straw market is all about. It deprives major stores which are authorised from getting and selling their merchandise. Although theyre selling them at cheaper prices, the authorised stores are not get ting the sales they need. Some rules and regulations need to be put in place at the reopening of the new straw market. Vendor Ethel King said: It is difficult to go and get straw. The poor people have to make a living. On the cruise ships they tell the tourist Straw isnt selling, say vendors MINISTER of National Security Tommy Turnquest dismissed reports yesterday that Magistrate Carolita Bethel had been shot on Bank Lane earlier that afternoon. When contacted by The Tribune after a number of frantic calls on the matter, Minister Turnquest said he had checked into the claims and was happy to report that no such incident took place. Reportedly this rumour began as a result of a police walkabout yesterday which was intended to ease concerns MA GISTRATE SHOOTING REPORT IS DISMISSED By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net AN advocate for the families of the four young victims of serial killer Cordell Farrington is calling for maximum sentences to be imposed at his sentencing next week in the Supreme Court. Rev Glenroy Bethel, founder of Families for Justice (FFJ although the families want the death penalty imposed, a life sen tence for each of the boys would ensure Farrington never leaves prison. The families have been waiting seven long years to get some sort of justice, and we are hoping that Farrington gets the maximum sentence in this case, he said. KILLER: Cordell Farrington appeared in court this week. B y ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net IN the face of allegations of almost criminal electoral irregularities and promises from some of her opponents to go as far as the Supreme Court to bring about another election, a jubilant incumbent Belinda Wilson and her slate of prospective officers were officially installed as the new executive team to lead the Bahamas Union of Teach-e rs. Jubilant Belinda Wilson pledges to end BUT infighting SWORN IN: Mrs Belinda Wilson pledges to uphold the rules and constitution of the Bahamas Union of Teachers. SEE page 11 Felip Major /Tribune staff ALLABLAZE: The Fire Service held a fire demonstration and training exercise on RM Bailey Park yesterday as part of Fire Service Awareness Week which started on Monday. FEELIN GTHEHEAT: F irefighters in training exercise SEE page 5 SEE page 11 SEE page 5 SEE page 5 T ALK STREET

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BreathtakingBeachFront&HillTopHomeSitesinanIntimateSetting Full-ServiceBeachClub,TennisCourts,andLuxeConciergeServices ConvenientlylocatedadjacenttothenewSchoonerBayHarbourVillageHome Sites from $230,000 A Newly Available Island Community On Schooner Bay Beach in South Abaco Abaco242-677-5333Nassau242-324-1476www.serenitypoint.com Do you know that your favourite teachers canWIN $1000!Nominate them today for the Sir Gerald Cash National Distinguished Teachers Awards!Fill out a nomination form today available at:www.fidelitygroup.com/ndta Winners will receive:$1000 & will be inducted into the NDTA Hall of Fame! 2Pre-schoolTeachers 2PrimarySchoolTeachers 2JuniorHighTeachersForfurtherinformationyoumayemailusat:NDTA@fidelitybahamas.com2HighSchoolTeachers 1AllAgeSchoolTeacher 1SpecialNeedsEducatorYou can nominate for any one of the following categories! Presented by: Nominations close on October 15, 2010th NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net PASSENGERS on the Piper PA31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimini last weekend said no paramedics were on hand to assist them in the aftermath. Justin Schmidt, who was visiting the Bahamas with his girlfriend Lauren Andrews and two other friends, Jim and Marilyn Ulmer, said he was seated next to the passenger door that flew open minutes after take-off. Despite initial reports suggesting a p roblem with the baggage door, Mr Schmidt said it was the passenger door next to him that flew open when the pilot turned the aircraft so everyoneo n the plane could get a picture of Bimini Sands, where we were stay ing. I thought I was going to die. I knew we were going to crash and I thought I was going to die. We came down fromup in the air to the runway really fast. I was holding the door shut for dear life. It took every ounce of energy I had to get the door closed, Mr Schmidt told The Tribune While strapped in by his seatbelt, Mr Schmidt said he was able to reach two wires holding the door and pull it shut with the assistance of his girlfriend. On his first attempt, Mr Schmidt got it half way and the wind sucked it back out. He was successful on the second attempt, but only managed to pull in the bottom part of the door, as he would have had to take off his seatbelt to reach the top part. Mr Schmidt said there were six passengers on board the flight, plus the pilot not five, as investigators earlier reported. He said there was a passenger in the co-pilot seat never mentioned in official reports, who seemed to be ap ersonal acquaintance of pilots, from how they were associating with each other. T he pilot abruptly turned around after the door breach it what seemed like a degree turn, said MrS chmidt. He said based on the angle and the speed of the move, he knew they were g oing to crash. We hit the runway very hard. From what the investiga tors said, a tire popped. We went off the right side of the runway, nose-first into a bunch of trees. We hit really, really hard. We were coming in fast and steep. Before we touched the ground I knew we were going to crash, said Mr Schmidt. Mrs Andrews said: I saw the tip of the wing hit the runway, and a part of the tip of the wing came off. Right before Mr Schmidt got out of the plane, he said he caught sight of a fire on the right front side of the exterior. Once outside, everyone ran across the runway, he said. There really wasnt any emergency services. It kind of felt hopeless because there was really no one there to help us, said Mr Schmidt. A police truck and another truck pulling a trailer with a red 55-gallon drum came. They were spraying with whatever was in the container to try to contain the fire. It was barely reaching the fire; it wasnt like a big fire hose, he said. There were no paramedics, ambu lance. No one came to see if we were okay. The people came to try to put the fire out, but we didnt have any emergency medical personnel speak with us afterwards at all. It seemed like we were on our own for the rest of the day. It is a lucky thing we had friends at Bimini Sands. They put us up for the night. I thought I was going to die A BLAZE: T he Piper PA-31 aircraft that crashed in South Bimini. S OUTH B IMINIPLANECRASHSURVIVORRELIVESTHETERRIFYINGORDEAL CRASHAFTERMATH: An extinguisher is used to deal with the flames. HOLDING O N: This picture taken by Marilyn Ulmer shows Justin Schmidt holding the door closed in flight.

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D EPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign A ffairs and Immigration B rent Symonette is leading t he Bahamas delegation to the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assem b ly in New York. The General Debate of the 65th Session of the Gen eral Assembly started on Thursday and will continue today; it then resumes on Monday and runs until next T hursday. M r Symonette is sched uled to address the GeneralA ssembly on Tuesday. H e will also participate in a series of high-level meet ings in the margins of the General Debate includingt he Thirteenth Informal C ouncil for Foreign and Community Relations, comprising Minister of ForeignA ffairs of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM; a meeting between CARICOM and Australia; CARI C OM Meeting to examine the Plan for the Permanent Committee of Ambassadors; Meeting of Ministers forF oreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the NonAligned Movement (NAMC ommonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting; and, the 34th Annual Meeting of Ministers of Foreign A ffairs of the Group of 77. Meet The Bahamas has been specifically asked to meet with representatives from Mexico, Argentina, Hungary, Canada, Serbia and Bahrain, in an effort to enhance relations with these respective countries. Mr Symonette will articulate the Bahamas position on Kosovo; the UN acknowledged a non-bind ing international court ruling on Kosovos independence from Serbia. The Bahamas has supported (Kosovos tion to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF financial resources for eco nomic development, said Ambassador Joshua Sears, Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Bahamas has also thrown its support behind a resolution to the Honduras matter, which will be dis cussed at the General Assembly. On July 5, 2009, Honduras was suspended from active participation in the Organisation of Ameri can States (OAS of the June 28 coup dtat that expelled President Jose Manuel Zelaya from office. The Bahamas will further participate in discussions regarding non-communica ble diseases, a resolution to the Turks and Caicos Islands elections, which according to reports has been delayed indefinitely to allow for anticorruption and good gov ernment reforms to take e ffect, and the selection of a new CARICOM Secret ary-General. T he Permanent Repre s entative of the Bahamas will participate in the HighLevel Plenary Meeting oft he General Assembly UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs most broadly supported comprehensive and specific goals upon which the world h as ever agreed. Goals The eight goals to be achieved by 2015 are: thee radication of extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education;p romote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health;c ombat HIV/AIDS, malaria a nd other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global part n ership for development. The UN is a global organisation to which all member states belong andt he General Assembly affords each country to state its foreign policy and to dis cuss issues of global import ance, Ambassador Sears said. All members enjoy equal opportunity; however the UN does recognise regional bodies at which each grouping is allowed to advance its issues, he said. The Bahamas delegation includes Marilyn Zonicle, under-secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Paulette Bethel, Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations, other officials from the Ministry and C A Smith, Bahamas Ambas sador to Washington, DC. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BAHAMAS Against C rime (BAC y outh leaders forum to allow a younger generation t o have a voice on how to best tackle the country's crime problem. The event, scheduled for S eptember 29, is aimed at community leaders b etween the ages of 17 and 35 when it is hoped that fresh, innovative ideas for t he fight against rising c rime levels will be raised. The BAC, a non-profit community organisation, said that for far too long t he dialogue on crime and crime prevention has beenb etween older persons while the younger generat ion many of whom are the victims and perpetrators of crimes have been left out of the discussion. With the upcoming forum, B AC hopes that this will change. "It is an indisputable fact t hat young people are at t he core of the crime and violence problem in the nation, both as victims and a s perpetrators. It is there fore imperative that they become more actively i nvolved in the fight a gainst crime," said BAC executive director Rev C B Moss. "In addition, today's y outh will spend more time in the Bahamas of the future than the current generation, indeed it is their society that is being created today. It is therefore only fitting that they have a greater hand in crafting the society of tomorrow," Mr Moss con tinued. The forum aims to emphasise the magnitude of the current crisis, and its potential negative longterm impact on the country; to convince young leaders of their responsibil ity to react and face the crime problem head on; to mobilise, empower and resource young leaders so they can be better equipped for the task. Confirmed speakers at the event include Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade and CEO of Jones Communications Wendall Jones. The forum, sponsored in part by Commonwealth Bank, will be held at the BCPOU Hall on Farring ton Road at 9am. Forum to allow young to have voice on how to fight crime By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Angelo Rahming of Eight Mile Rock was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Troy Sey-m our, a local pastor who was gunned down and stabbed to death in Novemb er 2006. R ahming, 28, also received a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. The sentences were handed down b y Justice Hartman Longley in the Supreme Court on Thursday. Wallace Rolle represented Rahming who pleaded guilty to murder anda rmed robbery in January 2010. Application A n application was filed in the Supreme Court by Rahmings attorn ey to change his clients guilty plea to not guilty, however Justice Longley r ejected the application after hearing s ubmissions from Rolle and Crown Prosecutor Vernal Collie. M r Collie described Seymours death as brutal and senseless. H e said the prosecution would have asked for the death penalty if the matter had gone to trial. However, he said because the accused pleaded guilty and did notw aste the courts time and had e xpressed remorse, the Crown decided not to pursue the death penalty. Man sentenced to life for killing local pastor Minister of Foreign Affairs to address 65th United Nations General Assembly By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter d maycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Incumbent Quinton Laroda has officially won the race for a rea vice-president of Grand Bahama in the Bahamas Union of Teach-e rs election. The post was being contested by union shop steward Meoshe Basden-Curtis, a teacher at the Eight Mile Rock High School. There are around 600 union members in Grand Bahama. Voter turn-out was higher in the Freeport area than at the other twop olling stations in east and west Grand Bahama. T eachers cast ballots for six positions in the district, i ncluding two positions for trustees, three executive m embers, and area vicep resident. T he Tribune w as initially told Mr Laroda won by a landslide. In fact, he won 301 votes to his adversarys 185. Mr Laroda ran as part of the A Team, led by Belind a Wilson, who won another term as the unions presi dency. Reasons Some teachers on their way to the polling stations in Freeport told The Tri bune their reasons for voting for Mr Laroda. I voted for Laroda because he performed fair l y well during his first three-year term, but there is still room for improvement, said one teacherw ho turned out to vote at the Bahamas Public Ser v ices Union Hall. He talked about implementing some good things and we expect him to deliver on those promises, said another teacher. Mr Laroda had promised that if elected, he would introduce a pension plan, death benefits and Christmas vouchers for teachers. Despite many challenges during his first term, Mr Laroda was successful in resolving many grievances without resorting to industrial action, teachers on Grand Bahama said. Quinton Laroda, the BUT area vp winner ( A P Photo / Mary Altaffer) SPEAKING UP FORBAHAMAS: In this file photo Theodore Brent Symonette, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign A ffairs of the Bahamas, addresses the 64th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. C B MOSS n B AHAMASAGAINSTCRIME The Bahamas has supported (Kosovos W orld Bank and the Inter national Monetary Fund (IMF financial resources for economic development. Ambassador Joshua Sears Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who ar e making news in their neighbour hoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y

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EDITOR, The Tribune. I would be grateful to share m y thoughts with you on K erzner Phase IV as opposed t o Baha Mar in the context that for the past several yearsI have been focusing my thoughts on national devel-o pment and I have come to t he conclusion that land and sovereign integrity are thes ine qua non, or that without which nothing happens, in thisr egard. T he question posed by my topic highlights the need for ap aradigm shift in our expectations of our tourism indus-t ry as a means of livelihood and in the way that we approach and service it. T he challenge that we face in tourism lies not in any sig-n ificant shortage of rooms at present, nor in any significant increase in demand for additional rooms that we will be unable to meet in the shortt o medium term, having regard to the economic situa tion in our source markets. It lies rather in the fact that some 85 cents out of every d ollar that a tourist spends on his vacation in our countryn ever circulates within our economy. The circulation of the 15 cents that does enter our country is ephemeral and s hallow due to the fact that we have neglected to devel op our productive sector and enterprises and consequently have to expend virtually all of that 15 cents on imports. If we were able to double o ur retained earnings from our tourists spending from 15 cents to 30 cents, while it would result in an equal amount of money in circulation as from doubling our tourist head count, having regard to the fact that we would have to further develop our productive sector and enterprises in order to be able to double our retained earnings from tourism, the economic impact on our country w ould be greater than from doubling the numbers alone since the tourists dollars would circulate for a longer period of time and to greater depths within our economy. Unless we are successful in i ncreasing our retained income from tourism, the tourism sector will continue t o be a major contributor to o ur negative trade balance and the foreign concerns its major economic benefactors. H aving regard to the needs of our fellow citizens today for not only jobs, but also to aq uality of life that caters to o ur mental and spiritual wellbeing as well, I am to forward that the question that we as Bahamians should be considering is which one, Bahamar or Kerzner IV? T he simultaneous undertaking of both of these projects will place an even greater strain on our already overburdened infrastructure. New Providence residents are p resently overly acquainted w ith water shortages and interruptions as well as power failures. W henever the utility companies need to load shed or cut back on supply, it is we the Bahamian residents whos uffer since we try to spare our guests that inconvenience. These two projects will be c ompeting heads up against each other in the same markets for the same customers,w ithout any projected signifi c ant increase in demand for their product. This will affect the financial s uccess of them both and the one with the competitive advantage will come out ont op. Few people would have imagined that the former Hog Island would have been transformed into the Paradise I sland on earth that it has b ecome today for persons with leisure time and discretionary income, notwithstanding the fact that some environmentalists may have had a difficulty with the bulldozing and dredging that were necessary to accommodate it. The environmental alterations and restricted access on Paradise Island have resulted in the development of our flagship tourism property which has been so suc cessful that it has become the pride and envy of our region and been duplicated in Dubai. Their Atlantis theme with their marine exhibits and interactive encounters along with their aquatic experiences provide their competitive advantage. The addition of a terrestrial animal park and experience in Phase IV will place further distance between Kerzner and their competition and will serve to attract additional vis itors to our country The marine staff at Kerzner have also been actively involved in marine animal conservation in our country, most notably with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, et al. Based upon their record, one would presume that their Phase IV activities would also involve their active participation in the conservation of our i ndigenous fauna. W hen one considers tourism properties in our r egion, Bahamar is just more o f the same and more bigger. I t has no competitive advantage that I am aware of. How will they add to or comp lement our lure of sun, sand and sea, which all of our com peting destinations within the l atitudes between the tropics a lso possess. If times were such that we were being faced with a sign ificant shortage of rooms in o rder to increase our tourist h ead count, it would be appropriate. There is also the concern a bout the large percentage of expatriate workers that Baha Mars financiers require as ap art of their contract. Additionally, we should not b e unmindful about the land t hat we Bahamians will have to turn over to Bahamar for their use as collateral in securing their loan as well as of the f act that should Bahamar not be successful in meeting the repayment conditions of their loan as a result of the stiff competition in the market p lace, our land would also be forfeited to their financiers. B ahamar will have a negative environmental impact upon Cable Beach and Goodmans Bay in addition to its negative impact upon the s ocial health and well-being o f New Providence residents due to the deterioration in the quality and serene ambiance of their family beach outings to Goodmans Bay. The construction of the existing hotels on Cable B each has already degraded the beach and water qualitya nd increased the motor boat and jet ski traffic, all to the detriment of the enjoyment of our sun, sand and sea by Bahamian residents on this l ast significant stretch of sandy beach to which we have access. The Bahamian people have already ceded Paradise Island and ease of access to its beaches to the tourists and second home owners. How much more of this 21 by 7 miles which make up New Providence must we cede to tourists and gated second home communities before we begin to consider the living and recreational needs of the future generations of Bahami ans who will number much more than we do at present. Our land is our heritage. It is the birthright that we pass on to our future genera tions. We must not trade it away for filthy lucre. Having regard to the aforementioned, I am to strongly recommend that the Bahamar project not be proceeded with at the present time, nor on the proposed island, and I am to further strongly recommend that approval be given for Kerzner Phase IV to pro ceed. KEITH B CAMPBELL B.Sc., D.V.M. Nassau, September, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt 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 Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP decision to move 186 chimpanzees from a southern New Mexico facility to Texas is pitting government officials and scientists against a coalition of elected officials and animal rights advocates, including New Mexico's governor and also famed primate researcher Dr. Jane Goodall. The chimps have spent the past decade undisturbed by medical researchers. But the National Institutes of Health has decided to cut government costs by moving the animals to a San Antonio primate facility, where animal rights activists worry they'll be improperly poked, prodded and stabbed in the name of science. Gov. Bill Richardson and others would prefer to see the chimps' current home a former biomedical research lab at Hollo man Air Force Base converted into a chimpanzee sanctuary. After visiting the site Tuesday, the governor said the animals are in excellent health, and he suggested the New Mexico lab could instead become a behavioural research facility. But the director of the Texas facility maintains opponents have it wrong. The chimps will have outstanding care and live in quality surroundings as they undergo testing that can include injections and, in some cas es, the use of a needle to remove a small liver sample, he said. "These are mostly clinical procedures that are also done with human beings," said Dr. John L. VandeBerg, director of the Southwest National Primate Research Cen tre. "We are doing them with chimpanzees to develop drugs and vaccines that can be used in human subjects." VandeBerg said the research is "ethical and imperative" if scientists are to develop vaccines to prevent the suffering and deaths of millions of people worldwide from Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Chimps share up to 96 per cent of their DNA with humans, making them the only animals that can be tested. VandeBerg said researchers also use chimps to study osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and other aspects of aging. The colony of chimps traces its roots to the space race and Project Mercury. Their home near Alamogordo, N.M., was once a biomedical research lab operated by The Coulston Foundation. But the foundation turned over the colony to the NIH in 2000 as part of a settlement of animal welfare violations. The NIH then hired a private company, Massachusetts-based Charles River Laboratories, to manage the facility. The agency decided to send the chimps to Texas after its current 10-year contract with Charles River runs out at the end of 2011. Richardson visited NIH headquarters in Maryland in August, asking officials to reconsider the decision. Goodall wrote in July seeking to have the chimps retired. But the NIH maintains the move will save taxpayers $2 million a year money that VandeBerg argued could be invested in additional research to combat illnesses and federal officials are showing no signs of plans to alter course. "The NIH plan is to transport all of the Alamogordo Primate Facility chimpanzees to the Southwest National Primate Research Centre by the end of 2011," NIH spokeswoman Cindy McConnell said Tuesday. Added Laura Bonar of Animal Protection New Mexico: "It's a legitimate concern for taxpayers to say, 'Is this what we're pay ing for?' We have an opportunity here with the contract ending, to find a much better way to take care of the chimpanzees." Richardson said 35 jobs will be lost if the Alamogordo lab closes. VandeBerg argued the move will con solidate the New Mexico chimps with 172 already living in San Antonio, reducing over head costs. He said the San Antonio facility has 3,000 other non-human primates, a staff of veterinarians and other experts, a fullservice animal hospital and a pathology lab oratory. VandeBerg added it's imperative to keep the animals healthy to make sure they are good candidates for research. He said the chimps can generate revenue: Researchers are charged up to $70,000 to use a chimp for a single experiment. "That gives us a huge financial advan tage," he said. "It is an advantage over sanctuaries, which cannot generate any revenue from research." (This article was written by Tim Korte, Associated Press writer). 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a bout the police-involved shooting a day earlier. W ith a large number of o fficers blanketing the downtown area and the fact that a shooting had occurred a day earlier the two incidents s lowly began to blend into o ne, and after repetition, e volved into something e ntirely different. A s a result, a barrage of concerned callers flooded The Tribune with questions on the m atter. Fellow judges, mag istrates, attorneys, and everyday callers expressed their alarm over the reports. O ne caller said that with M rs Bethel presiding over p redominately drug-related matters, whispers had already started to surface that the a lleged shooting was as a result of any number of cases she may have heard over the past few years. that the straw basket is filled up with bugs, so when the people come here they ask for knock off bags. Irene Rolle president of a prayer band group, said: We have been praying for 37 years in this market for our country and our vendors. We pray that the mercies of God will be extended to the vendors incarcerated in New York. On Monday, Ms Rolle said they prayed earnestly for the women, and felt really bad about the whole situation. Although she doesnt sell knock off bags, Ms Rolle is passionate about native straw, and has been supporting the craft all her life. If we dont buy from our plaitters of the neighbouring family islands, who make bags from native straw, who is going to support them? she asks. When they see us making straw products by hand, there is nothing else that empowers them to buy our work. Phillipa Nixon said: We went to selling knock off bags because we had to go with the flow with what was selling at the time, because straw products werent and still arent marketable. Tourists In 2007, the tourists were asking us about the knock off bags. My sister was one of the first vendors who started selling knock off bags. She brought them from the free market in Miami. This is what we live off of right now. Whatever we have to go back to we will. Right now we pay a $100 difference a year for business license, she said. Why cant we sell what is valuable to make money? Tourists are coming in to buy straw products and people are moving with the times. Joy Drakes said: From since I came to the straw market we always had, even down to the T-Shirts, products that had the Bahamas logo on it which are made in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. We dont have factories to produce this stuff. Whatever government decides on this issue, I have to do my job to survive. When I did the straw I surv ived, when I buy knock off, I survived on knock off. I will sell it until they shut us down completely. Americans like designer bags, they even come with a print-out of the bags they want. The straw isnt selling because the cruise ships are t elling tourists not to purchase the straw bags because they have the red bug which eats the straw like a termite, Wood carver James Rolle, had a more open view of the situation. He said: Every part of the world, people are making fake items. As long as youc ould get fake goods at a cheap price, people will sell it. Back then the straw market was selling strictly straw work. If you depend on native straw bags, you will have to do with out many a days lunch. If I could find some fake wood carving then Id sell it too. Vendors are not stealing this stuff, but if they get catch with purchasing these knock off items, they have to pay the penalty. If I was a vendor, as far as Im concerned, once the gov ernment get the duty I could sell them anyway. You cant tell me theyre illegal once you collect the duty. You go to the US to buy these fake items. Once you bring them to the Bahamas and pay government duty, they arent illegal any more. If government didnt want them in our country, their job is to take them at the airport over here. A NATIONAL draft plan of action to address the cycle of violence in the country is expected to be developed as a result of the Family Violence Summit in New Providence this week. With research showing that children who grow up in abusive households are more likely to commit or become victims of violence in their adult lives, Minister of State for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner said it is critical that Bahamian family units provide the safe environment necessary to protect all of its members. During the Family Violence Summit sponsored by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development on Wednesday, Mrs Butler-Turner explained that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act 2007 expanded the definition of domestic violence, widening both the scope of applicants to spouses, partners, children and members of the household and the types of injury for which one may apply for a protection order. It provides protection to victims against emotional, psychological, financial, physical and sexual abuse, including rape, sexual harassment and stalking, she said. While women are predominately the victims of physical violence, violence is not a womens thing. Men and women can apply for a protection o rder. Studies have shown that while there may be a number of factors that contribute to violence, persons who come from abusive families are also at a greater risk of being a perpetrator or a victim, she said. Some studies have also shown a cycle of violence in which boys who grow up in violent households are 10 times or more likely to be violent than those who do not, Mrs Butler-Turner said. Similarly, women who had grown up with v iolent fathers are four times more likely to suffer abuse in an intimate relationship than are other women. These findings highlight the inter-generational nature of violent cycles, she said. They show how male children in particular often imitate powerful role models with whom they identify, especially when certain circumstances for example, feeling inadequate or out of control arise at some later point in their lives and act out in violence. Mrs Butler-Turner said the family plays a critical role in transmitting and perpetuating the behaviours and thinking processes that promote violence. Witnessing or experiencing violence in the family conditions for violence later in life, she said. Violence robs individuals of their sense of well-being and safety, and in many cases, may result in serious injury or death. Representatives from the police, the Attorney General's Office, Sandilands Rehabilitative Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, the Departments of Public Health and Social Services, the Ministries of Education and Youth, the College of the Bahamas, the church and many non-governmental agencies involved in the work of the family took part in the summit. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Breaking the cycle of violence OPENING: Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner opens the Family Violence Summit. J AMES ROLLE ETHEL KING T ELATOR STRACHAN Straw isnt selling FROM page one FROM page one SHOOTING REPORT DISMISSED g un and followed the man across the street, d espite the man's requests to be left alone, assuring the officer that he was leaving. I t was then, eyewitnesses alleged, goaded by bus drivers parked on George Street, the officer kicked the man in his back and a scuf f le followed. The incident angered some pedestrians, who voiced concerns that the incident was not properly handled by police officers a nd tarnished perceptions of the country to visitors. Police have reportedly launched an investigation into the shooting. FROM page one POLICE SHOOTING VICTIM K EVINYOUNG

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company presented cash prizesto four more Grand Bahamians who submitted the winning name for its third beer, Strong Back. A $3,000 cash prize was shared equally among the winners Elizabeth Sears, Vashti Maycock, Shervonne Knowles and Donald Henderson who each received cheques for $750. Back in September of 2006, the brewery launched a Namet hat Beer competition allow ing residents the opportunityto name the beers that were to be produced at the brewery. A total of 3,798 submissions were entered in November 2006. James Jimmy Sands, CEO of Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co, initially said thath e would reward the winning names for two beers. The brewery announced the first of the two winning namesin late 2006 with Sands chosen as the first beer. There were 14 winners. The second name High Rock was chosen and two winners were rewarded with a cash prize in June 2007. According to the company, both beers have been tremen dously successful, with High Rock receiving the distinguished Monde Selection Gold this May 2010. The second beer that we produced here at the brewery was Strong Back, which launched in late 2008 and is our stout beer, said Mr Sands. At the time of the competition our rules stated that alln ames entered would be the property of the Brewery but we agreed that any name used would be rewarded too, he said. The Strong Back name was actually entered by four Grand Bahamians. Thr illed This could not have come at a better time for me, said Ms Maycock, every extra pen ny makes such a huge difference I am thrilled and so thankful! Shervonne Knowles, an air port worker, was also excited to win some much-needed money. It was quite awhile ago when I entered the name. Its funny, I drink Strong Back but I didnt remember entering that actual name, she said. This will help me pay some of the bills and I am very thankful to the brewery for rewarding me for this! The brewery currently produces four beers: Sands, Sands Light, Strong Back and High Rock Lager. It also produced Triple B, a natural malt drink. The fourth beer product, Sands Light, was launched in 2009, was never submitted by any of the competitors in the Name that Beer promotion. This one will have to go to us, laughed Sands, who has seen his brewery climb from strength to strength. Its thanks to Grand Bahamians that our beer has been accepted and become so very popular throughout The Bahamas, he said. Now we can all truly say that our only Bahamian Brewery is owned by Bahamians, brewed by Bahamians and named by Bahamians! Some thing both he and the island seem very proud of. The brewery is 100 per cent Bahamian owned. It opened in 2007 and is located on 20 acres of land on Queens Highway, where just over 60 persons are employed. The operations expanded to Nassau in 2008, opening a cap ital based distribution centre at Kellys Liquor Store on Wulff Road. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ON THEMONEY: The Bahamian B rewery and Beverage company helped put a big smile on Mr Donald Hendersons face this week. Mr Henderson was rewarded with a cheque for $750 for entering the name Strong Back in to the Name that B eer competition held by the brewery. Four Grand Bahamians actually entered the name and have now split the $3,000 prize, giving them $750e ach. The four winners are Elizabeth Sears, Vashti Maycock, Shervonne Knowles and Donald Henderson. Mr H enderson is pictured above accept ing his cheque with (left den Johnson, Bahamian BreweryM arketing Manager, and (right a ld Delahey, Bahamian Brewery Operations Manager. Cheers! Name that beer winners share $3,000 cash prize W ITH the goal of making theatre accessible to all, the US Embassy Nassau will sponsor a discounted theatre night in collaboration with the second annual Shakespeare in Paradise festi-v al. T hanks to the embassys support, tickets for the opening night performance of The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson are now available for the discounted price of $5 versus the normal ticket price of $25. The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson is written and performed by actor/writer/comedian Stogie Kenyatta, who was classically trained at the Afro American Studio in Harlem, the Henry Street Settlem ent and Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. The critically acclaimed Broadway style show will have three performances at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas from October 4-6 as a part of Shakespeare in Paradise whichi s an affiliate of CariFringe, an annual ten-day regional arts festival for the Caribbean. Stogie Kenyatta says that the show i s part of his personal quest to educate a younger generation about Paul Robeson, an actor, athlete, singer, human rights activist and world citizen. The play is a tribute to the legacy of a tortured genius who was ahead of his t ime, Mr Kenyatta said. He lived several lives filled with triumph and tragedy as he fought for t he liberation of Africa and social justice for all. Paul Robeson was the son of a preacher who transcended race and dreamed for a colorblind society. Hes poke out against the Holocaust, visi ted Warsaw ghettos in Poland and co-founded the Organisation for African Unity with WEB Dubois. The second annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival will be held in Nassau from October 1-11. T ickets for the discounted US Embassy Night performances of The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson are available at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. Making theatre accessible to all n SHAKESPEAREINPARADISEFESTIVAL: The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson U SEmbassy Nassau sponsors discounted performances of Broadway-style show H AVANA Cuba's socialist government is expanding the scope of private employment it allows amid an effort to trim half a million g overnment jobs, a ccordi ng to Associated Press A significant new element is that private busi-n ess people in some cate gories will be able to employ non-relatives for the first time. Theory Officials in the past have s hied away from allowing t hat because communist theory tends to see private employment of others as exploitation. The Communist Party newspaper Granma on Friday says the new list ofa llowed private jobs i ncludes seven not previously allowed. Those include accoun tant, attendants at public bathrooms and parks and roadside produce vendors, as well as some kinds of teachers and farmworkers. Cuba to allow private hiring of non-relatives MIAMI A hurricane warning is in effect for coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras as Tropical Storm Matthew approaches Central America, according to A ssociated Press T he U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Matthew has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph tional strengthening is forecast and Matthew c ould become a hurricane l ater in the day. Watch A hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of Belize. Also, a tropicals torm warning is in effect from Limon, Honduras, to the Guatemala border. M atthew is located about 240 miles (390 kilometers east of Puerto Cabezas,N icaragua, and moving west near 16 mph (26 kph M eanwhile far out over the Atlantic, Tropical S torm Lisa is drifting slowl y northwest with maximum sustained winds near 4 0 mph (65 kph T ropical Storm Matthew is moving quickly in Caribbean I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s

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THE Nassau Harbour Improvement Project has j ust been completed and t ourism officials say the investment is already payi ng off for Bahamian busin ess operators. M inister of Tourism and Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said the deeper, wider and more equipped harbour accommodates the mega cruise ships that now are a major p art of the cruise industry. Capital expenditure is the gift that keeps on giving, he said. T he minister said that if t he $44 million that the pro ject cost had been given away to Bahamians directly,t hey would only benefit from it once. But if you invest it, you get people (visitorsc ome over and over again, he said. From departure taxes alone, the cruise ships thata re now able to come to the Bahamas due to the harbour improvements will pay fort he port investment in three t o five years, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said. In addition, he said, the passengers spend money directly withB ahamians, adding to their economic contributions. He explained that cruise ships are allowing many people to visit the Bahamas w ho are searching for barg ains. Cruise business is up by 14 per cent for the B ahamas for the first six m onths of the year, comp ared with just over three per cent for stopover visitors. Specifically, 1,364 million cruise visitors entered the Bahamas between January and June. Spending W hile some Caribbean countries brag about having high stopover numbers,M inister Vanderpool-Wall ace said a large percentage of those visitors equate to the spending of cruise passengers for the Bahamas. What they are prepared to spend for their vacation, they could probably only geto ne night in the Bahamas because we are at the upper end of cost in terms of what we do, he said. So thec ruise passenger by and l arge for me is my low-cost, all-inclusive provider. He said many people are searching for low-cost vacations in the midst of a reces sion. T hey view the cruise ships a s a low-cost option. If those c ruise ships did not exist, large numbers of people would not have an opportun ity to come to the Bahamas a nd spend money, he said. He pointed out that their s pending is particularly i mportant to downtown b usinesses and small business people. Minister VanderpoolWallace said the strong cruise visitor arrivals are expected to continue for the Bahamas since more and m ore cruise ships are looking to depart from ports in the northeastern United States. C ruise ship officials are n ow beginning to under stand that they do not have to travel beyond theB ahamas because their pas sengers can get multiple experiences by visiting multiple ports within the coun try, he said. Government officials on September 16 f ormally marked the close o f the Nassau Harbour Improvement Project and c elebrated the economic b oost the project has b rought and will continue to bring to the country. A $44-million contract was signed for the dredging of Nassau Harbour and other improvements on April2, 2009. T he work has now been essentially completed and an additional $2.3 million has been spent on bollardsa nd improvements, Minist er of Works Neko Grant said. The harbour improvem ent project also included an extension of the western end of Arawak Cay by 1,000 ft. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.2500.0404.03.96% 1 0.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6.184.50Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 1 2.509.62Cable Bahamas10.7710.770.001.2120.3108.92.88% 2.842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.000.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.286.280.003000.4220.23014.93.66% 3.651.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.841.81-0.030.1110.05216.32.87% 2.551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.1990.1109.55.79% 6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 10.208.50Finco8.508.500.000.2870.52029.66.12% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.6450.35015.13.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.000.3660.17014.93.11% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 10.509.92J. S. Johnson9.929.920.000.8830.64011.26.45% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.3550.80028.28.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.001 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 20 November 2029THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,500.50 | CHG -0.03 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -64.88 | YTD % -4.14BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.49041.4005CFAL Bond Fund1.49043.59%6.42%1.475244 2.92652.8266CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.91150.85%0.23%2.926483 1.55291.4920CFAL Money Market Fund1.55293.02%4.36%1.533976 3.20252.8522Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.8624-8.16%-7.49% 13.638813.0484Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.42860.46%2.40% 109.3929101.6693CFAL Global Bond Fund109.39295.20%7.60%107.570620 105.779593.1998CFAL Global Equity Fund100.1833-1.52%3.56%105.779543 1.12231.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.12723.43%5.28% 1.09171.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.09482.51%6.10% 1.11981.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.12753.37%5.64% 9.59559.1005Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.59552.71%5.96% 11.236110.0000Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.3734-3.69%3.38% 10.00009.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 39.1708-8.29%-8.29% 7.96644.8105Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund7.5827-1.74%11.58% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 103.987340 101.725415 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 NAV 6MTH 1.452500 2.906205 1.518097TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-10 30-Jun-10 31-Aug-10 10-Sep-10 31-Aug-10MARKET TERMS31-Aug-10 31-Aug-10CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)31-Aug-10BISX Listed Mutual FundsNAV Date 31-Jul-10 31-Aug-10 (00$18(/%($8&+$03RI 0$56++$5%285$%$&2%$+$0$6 % DKDPDV&KHVW&HQWUHKDUPDF\LVVHHNLQJWROO WKHSRVLWLRQRIDHVLJWHUHGKDUPDFLVW ,QWHUHVWHGFDQGLGDWHVPD\VXEPLWWKHLUUHVXPHVWR WKHDWWHQWLRQRI LUHFWRU%DKDPDV&KHVW&HQWUHKDUPDF\ $YHQXH 1DVVDX%DKDPDV 7 ) 2 QO\TXDOLHGDSSOLFDQWVZLOOEHVKRUWOLVWHGIRU FRQVLGHUDWLRQ :$17(' THE Bahamas has maximised its exposure at the Expo Shanghai through an online travel competition that has already broughta winner and her guest to Bahamian shores, tourism officials said. While the Bahamas participates in Expo Shanghai, a six-month exhibition that aims to build awareness and international goodwill, t he Ministry of Tourism has launched an online competition that has fed travel information to thousands of Chinese citizens. Internet users visit www.fengniao.com and www.bahamas.cn to learn about the Bahamas and enter to win a dream vacation of seven days. Traffic is driven to the contest web pages from several sources, namely a large billboard advertisement on location at Expo, just outside the Bahamas booth in the Caribbean Pavillion; from media carrying press releases on the contest, and also from the social networks, said Shena Newton, the Ministry of Tourisms general manager of foreign languages. The Bahamas has received enormous exposure through the online contest. To date, 200,000 plus internet users have visited both websites to view the information on the online contest. Tang Xiaomin emerged as the winner of the first part of the com petition. She took her dream vacation to the Bahamas this month with her husband, Zhang Quianli. They met with the Ministry of Tourisms permanent secretary Hyacinth Pratt before experienc ing the vacation offerings of Nassau, Harbour Island, Exuma and their host resort, Atlantis. Ms Pratt urged the couple to enjoy the pace of the Islands of the Bahamas, which they would find much more relaxed than that of Shanghai. Ms Tang, who is a writer, said she plans to capture the experience of her dream vacation in an article. Participants in the online contest are required to do in-depth research on the Bahamas and to design the most unforgettable itin erary possible. The second and final part of the competition will end on November 5, when another winner will be chosen to be hosted at a Baha Mar property. Shanghai Expo brings Bahamas interest INSPECTION: A group led by Minister of Works Neko Grant inspects a new mooring dolphin and walkway built as part of the Nassau Harbour Improvement Project. L e t i s h a H e n d e r s o n / B I S PORTIMPROVEMENT PAYSOFF SELLINGTHEBAHAMAS: Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials greet Shanghai Expo contest winners. Pictured (from left G abrielle Archer; Ministry of Tourisms permanent secretary Hyacinth Pratt; Tang Xiaomin and her husband Zhang Quianli; the M inistry of Tourisms general manager of foreign languages Shena N ewton, and Eureka McKinney. THE Commonwealth Bank has donated $10,000 to the Ranfurly Homes for children and is calling on its customers to join the campaign to assist the facility by donating at any of its branches to a special The Ranfurly Homes Love that Child account. In the course of this recession peoples eyes are being opened to how great the needs are for social assistance in our country and the continued struggle to balance those needs amidst financial constraint, said William Sands, Jr, the banks president and CEO. Now more than ever it will take the financial support of the community as a whole to help organisations such as the Ranfurly Homes with its financial short fall and Commonwealth Bank is priv ileged to extend support in the amount of $10,000. The non-profit housing facility is currently home to 31 children and has been a safe haven for vulnerable young citizens since its doors opened in 1956. However, the Ranfurly Homes for Children have joined the list of the countrys social assistance programmes presently facing financial challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Following reports that the home was facing a financial crisis and contemplating a partial closure, the bank stepped forward to help ensure that its doors remain open. The Ranfurly has been seriously impacted by the recession for the last two years and matters became critical early this year, said newly installed president of the home Alexandra MaillisLynch. A new board of directors has taken over at the home and we are seeking the general publics assistance to ensure that the home can continue to provide a safe-haven to those children who are orphaned or unable to be cared for by their parents. The homes challenges have been further intensified by the reduction in subsidy assistance received from the government, announced in the recent budget. Together with escalating opera tional costs and the reduction in public donations, the homes financial stability has deteriorated significantly. The banks Love That Child campaign in aid of the Ranfurly Homes was launched in early June and is still accepting donations. To contribute to this cause, employees, customers, non-cus tomers and friends of Commonwealth Bank can make a cash donation to the Ranfurly Homes For Children Love That Child account at any of the Banks locations in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco or online through its Bill Pay feature at www.combankltd.com. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Ranfurly Homes for Children was its administrator, Dr Olga Clarke. We are most grateful to Commonwealth Bank for its generous donation to the home and are uplifted by the banks commitment to help secure further assistance, said Dr Clarke. Although our financial situation remains critical, we are encouraged by Commonwealth Banks timely assistance. Commonwealth Bank in particular has been a long time supporter of the Ranfurly Home and we hope that others in the community will follow their example and lend a hand. Commonwealth Bank lends a helping hand to the Ranfurly Homes for Children H ELPINGOUT: P ictured(left to right administrator of the Ranfurly Home; Denise Turnquest, senior vicepresident of credit risk at Commonwealth Bank; Dr Olga Clarke, administrator of the Ranfurly Home; Ian Jennings, senior vice-pres ident and CFO; Alexandra Maillis Lynch, president of the Ranfurly Home and Patricia Ferguson, housing chairman of the Ranfurly Home.

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and the Pros couldnt set tle on a date to play the game and as a result, they had to call off the most important game of the sea son. Instead of playing, the CAFL was forced to conclude the year without a champion decided. The NPSA is far from reaching that climax, but it shouldnt take the league executives that long to decide on who won the pennant as the regular sea son gets set to come to a close. I N just over a week, the XIX Commonwealth Games will get under way in New Delhi, India. Each day there are more and more reports of athletes and even countries raising the alarm about not participating in the games that got started in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada. Formerly called the British Empire Games, the Friendly Games and British Commonwealth Games, organisers changed the games held every four years to just the Commonwealth Games in 1978 when it was held in 1978 in Edmonton, Canada. Since then, the Canadians have played host to the games, considered the sec ond largest sporting festival to be held in the world behind the Olympic Games, three more times. While Australia, the Unit ed Kingdom and New Zealand have hosted the games more than anybody else, this will mark the first time that it will be staged in India. They will join Jamaica (1966 Malaysia (1998 other countries who have played host to the games at least once. At the last games in Melbourne in 2006, India announced that they will pay for the airfare and hotel accommodations for all of the athletes and officials from all of the participating countries. The Bahamas Olympic Committee has certainly benefited from the gesture with the selection of the 29member team that they are sending. Unfortunately, many of the elite athletes from track and field have opted not to travel months ago, indicating that having the games in October was a bit too long for them to stay active. Those who havent shut down their seasons are nursing injuries and will not be able to compete. Thus, the Bahamas will certainly not be at full strength, joining a number of countries who have had some of their top athletes announced that they will not be competing either. On top of that, there have been numerous reports of various facilities, including the Games Village where the athletes are scheduled to stay, not being complet ed. Some reports have gone as far as to say that the games is being in jeopardy of being cancelled. But the organising com mittee say they are commit ted to putting on the games and it will be one of the best ever to be held. Thats debatable until it comes off. If past experiences are any indication, the Com monwealth Games have always been a memorable event because of the cama raderie between the participating nations. We just have to wait and see what happens on Octo ber 3 when the games are expected to be officially opened. NPSA DILEMMA THE New Providence Softball Association is gearing up for its 2010 postseason play and while the ladies playoffs have been set between the top four teams, there is quite a dispute going on in the mens division. The executives have been stuck on what to do with the awarding of the mens pennant after theyve had a couple of games where they had some disputes to deal with. While the playoffs was ten tatively set to start on Thurs day night, they have been postponed until next week due to the fact that there are still some more make up games to be played in the mens division. With this being one of the most fiercely competitive season with any of the nine teams in a position to pull off an upset on any given night, its disappointing that its coming down to an off-thefield decision to resolve the final standings. Just hope that the NPSA doesnt follow in the same direction of the Commonwealth American Football League, who had a very com petitive season last year until they reached the champi onship. That was when the Jets C M Y K C M Y K SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 9 INSIDE Wainwright gets 20th win TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM sports NOTES BASKETBALL BGDBA POSTSEASON MARK Hanna explode d for a career high 54 p oints to power the Cybots into the Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Associations bestof-seven championship series. H annas historic performance came on Thursday n ight at the DW Davis Gymnasium as the Cybots knocked off the Mariners1 18-104 to clinch their b est-of-five playoff series. Durchen Sands had 32 in a losing effort. The Cybots will play the Police Crimestoppers in a r ematch of last years c hampionship series. The Crimestoppers earned their trip to the bigd ance with their 87-69 win over the Real Deal Rangers. Dario Seymour l ed the way wwith 27 p oints for the Police. Brandon Ingraham had 17 in the lost for the the Real D eal. The best-of-seven championship sries will getu nderway tonight at 7:30 p .m. V OLLEYBALL NPVA DOUBLE H EADER THE New Providence V olleyball Association will close out the first week of its 2010 regular season on Sunday at the DW Davis G ymnasium with a double header on tap. In the opener at 3:30 p .m., the College of the Bahamas Lady Caribs will take on the JohnsonsL ady Truckers. In the 5 p .m. mens feature contest, the Intruders will face the Crimestoppers. BOXING L GARTH WRIGHT TOURNEY THE L Garth Wright Golden Gloves BoxingT ournament will kick off tonight at the First Class Boxing Center on Wulff Road, opposite Whims Auto. The tournament is being organized by Ray Minus Jr. His Champion Boxing Club will open competition against a visiting team from Inagua. SOFTBALL BSC OPENING THE Baptist Sports Council will open its 2010 Rev. Anthony Carroll Softball Classic today at the Bankers Field at the Bail lou Hills Sporting Complex. At 10 a.m., defending champions Macedonia will play runners-up Temple Fellowship in the 19-andunder division. That will be followed by the official opening ceremonies. Then at 11:30 a.m., defending champions Gold en Gates will play runnersup Macedonia in the co-ed division. The final game at 12:30 p.m. will be played between runners-up Mace donia and Golden Gates in the mens division. Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear fr om people who ar e making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 3221986 and share your story. I MPRESSIVE: P rogress continues on the construction of the new national stadium. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will host the Conclave to ensure that stakeholders are kept abreast of the new regulations that will be put in place. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net WITH the new national stadium expected to be completed early next y ear, the Ministry of Youth, Sports a nd Culture is trying to ensure that its stakeholders are kept abreast of the new regulations that will be put inp lace. Today, starting at 10 a.m., the Ministry will host a Conclave on theS ports Authority Bill. The one-day meeting will take place on the ground floor of the ministry. The purpose of the conclave is for the federations and associations to voice their sentiments on the draft ing of the Bill, which is available for all to view on the Governments website www.bahamas.gov.bs. Eugene Pratt, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, will give the welcome address. H e will be followed by Wellington Miller, president of the Bahamas Olympic Committee. T he keynote address will be deliv e red by Charles Maynard, the Minister of Sports. Delegates will then have an oppor tunity to review the bill before they take a break for lunch. After the break, they will resume their discussion on the bill. I ts anticipated that the delegates will make their contribution to the Bill before the ministry submit thef inal draft to the government for final approval. The bill is for an Act to make provision for the establishment of the National Sports Authority of the Bahamas. It will also seek specifically to iden tify the following: Appointment of staff. Functions of the Authority. Powers of the Authority. Delegation of Power. Minister may give Directions. Power to borrow funds. National Sports Fund. Accounts. Compensation for risk. Regulations. Exemption from Real Property TRax. Savings. The Sports Bill also seek to identi fy the following: Membership of the Authority. Disqualification for membership of A uthority or committee. Vancancies. Temporary appointments. Validity of proceedings. Regulation of procedure. Seal. It is anticipated that every federat ion and association registered with the ministry would send at least three reprsentatives, perferrably the presi dent, secretary and treasurer. The meeting is expected to bve concluded around 3 p.m. While the ministry will be dealing with the legistation surrounding the bill, work is progressing steadily on the completion of the national stadium, which was given as a gift by the Peoples Republic of China. Ministr y set to host one day Conclave on Spor ts Authority Bill OPINION STUBBS India makes history by hosting its first Commonwealth Games F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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C M Y K C M Y K S PORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS SPORTS IN BRIEF N EW YORK Associated Press P ETE Sampras says Rafael N adal can break Roger Federer's record of 16 GrandS lam titles if he stays healthy a nd maintains a smart playing schedule. The 24-year-old Nadal, known for his grinding style, recently won his ninth major at the U.S. Open to complete a career Grand Slam. "If he's smart with his schedule and the fact that he has so many at such a young age, he could very well do it," Sampras said in a conferencec all Thursday for the BNP Paribas Showdown. Sampras will meet former rival Andre Agassi for a bestof-three sets match Feb. 28a t Madison Square Garden. John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, rivals from the 1980s a nd '90s, will play one set. Sampras called Nadal "a b east" on the court and thinks Nadal can chase Federer's record. Federer surpassed Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slams in 2009. The only question with Rafa is physically how much h is body can handle the p ounding with how hard he works for every point," hes aid of Nadal, who has been sidelined with knee injuries and a pulled abdominal mus cle in the last few years. Federer was 25 when he earned his ninth Grand Slam at the 2006 U.S. Open. Since then, the 29-year-old Federerh as won seven major titles. N adal also won the French O pen and Wimbledon this year. "(Nadal's his career, so he could do al ot more great things," Sam pras said of the top-rankedS paniard. But the former No. 1 player added that Nadal doesn't need to break the Grand Slam record to prove himself. "He's won all the majors, won the Olympics and has a winning record against Roger," Sampras said of the1 4-7 career edge. Sampras: Healthy Nadal may break Slam record IRVING, Texas Associated Press THEDallas Cowboys have released injured fullback Deon Anderson to make room for tight end Scott Chandler from the practice squad. The move Friday comes about a week after Anderson had surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. The fourth-year pro played in 38 games, including 18 starts, in his first three seasons. Anderson's replacement, rookie Chris Gronkowski, scored a touchdown last week against Chicago. Chandler is the third tight end behind Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett. Witten was limited in practice this week after sustaining a head injury against the Bears. Dallas plays at Houston on Sunday. Cowboys release FB Anderson, activate TE Chandler CHICAGO Associated Press ADAM Wainwright pitched six innings for his 20th victory and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Wainwright joined CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay as baseball's third 20game winner one season after no big league pitchers accomplished the feat. Wainwright (20-11 ting staked a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits, striking out seven and walking one. He tied Halladay for the NL lead in strikeouts with 213 and lowered his ERA to 2.42, second behind Marlins starter Josh Johnson in the NL. The 28-year-old improved to 19-0 when receiving 4-plus runs a game in support. Wainwright led the NL with 19 wins last season and became the first Cardinals pitcher to win 20 games since Chris Carpenter went 21-5 in 2005. The Cardinals temporarily held the Reds' magic number to three in the NL Central. The Cardinals trail the Reds by seven games with nine left. Cincinnati was playing at San Diego on Friday night. The Cubs got only 3 1-3 innings from starter Tom Gorzelanny (7-9 after they went through five relievers in a 13-0 loss to the Giants. Gorzelanny allowed seven runs on seven hits and walked five with four strikeouts. He pitched for the first time since Sept. 1, when he was hit in the hand by a line drive in a win over the Pirates. Aramis Ramirez homered for the Cubs, who began the final three-game home series of their season with their third loss in four games to fall 15 games under .500. Chicago has scored only three runs in its last four games. St. Louis has won back-to-back games after losing three straight and improved to 5-8 against the Cubs on the season. Albert Pujols walked with two outs in the first inning and Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single. Then Craig followed witha three-run shot to left on a 3-2 pitch. It was his third homer of the season. Craig was a late addition to the lineup. Craig took Nick Stavinoha's spot in the lineup after Stavinoha was scratched with a jammed right knee. Wainwright gets 20th win as Cardinals top Cubs 7-1 L AS VEGAS Associated Press SPORTS fans are betting online each night on athletes' performances and it's all legal. The bets are an exception to laws banning online gambling because they take the form of fantasy sports where participants pick a team of reallife players in baseball, football or other sports and compete based on their real-life statistics. Such competitionstypically last a season, but more websites are springing up that offer prize money for teams that last only one night. Drawn by the possibility of quick cash payouts, instead of just end-ofseason glory, fans ready for morethan-casual rivalries among friends or co-workers are building new nightly online betting into a hit for the $800 million fantasy sports industry. More than a dozen websites have sprung up to manage daily fantasy sports wagers and grab a percentage, says Paul Charchian, president of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, which represents 120 companies. Those commissions amount to $35 per player per month at one of the largest new sites, FanDuel, according to its CEO. And with nearly 7 million Americans and Canadians already playing fantasy sports for money by 2008, the total is expected to soar. "It's always been a little murky, so I think a lot of companies didn't have the stomach for it," said Charchian. "People now are jumping on board." Gambling on fantasy sports online has been explicitly legal in all but six states since 2006, thanks to an exception built into that year's federal ban on most online gambling. But Charchian says most website operators remained worried about the legality of wagering of any kind until one popular fantasy sports site, Fanball.com, launched a daily game in late 2008 called Snapdraft, and attracted players intead of trouble. Charchian, who co-founded Fanball in 1993 and had left in 2007, said Fanball didn't jump into daily betting sooner because the legal issues hadn't been resolved. A far less popular site run by Fantasy Day Sports Corp., FantasySportsLive.com, launched daily games with gambling in mid-2007. Here's how fantasy sports work. As in the office pool, fans compile teams of their favorite professional athletes and advance or fall back based on how the athletes perform in reality. A few major portals, including Yahoo.com and ESPN.com, have long offered platforms for the hobby without betting. But the newest online games pay cash each day out to the participants whose teams for that night include the highest-achieving individual players. Fantasy sports become a gambling reality G AMBLE: I n this photo taken Sept. 23, 2 010, Dave Nutini, a 31-year-old former b ank contract manager who quit his job t hree weeks ago to play poker professiona lly, sits next to his computer in Dublin, Ohio. J ay LaPrete/ A P Photo Scenes taken from the construction site of the new national stadium set to be completed next year. NATIONAL STADIUM PROGRESS F elipe Major/Photos BIG GAME: St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. C h a r l e s R e x A r b o g a s t / A P P h o t o

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C M Y K C M Y K L OCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, PAGE 11 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Mrs Wilson yesterday promised an end to fighting within the union saying that anyone who cannot work in harmony with the rest of the team would be expected to resign and a crusade for better benefits for the unions 4,000 or so members. However, her pledges came against an acrimonious background. Less than an hour earlier, her opposing candidate for President, Frances Friend of the Friend and Father team had called a press conference at Walkers Hall BUT headquarters to say the installation of Mrs Wilson and her team could not go ahead that morning because a certified copy of the election results had yet to be forthcoming from the Registrar of Trade Unions. Ms Friends team had lobbied Director of Labour and Registrar of Trade Unions Harcourt Brown not to certify the results due to a number of irregularities they alleged to have characterised the voting process in Tuesdays election. At this point, we want to encourage the Registrar of Trade Unions to move expeditiously towards determining or agreeing that the elections be null and void. This will allow us to have re-elections as soon as possible, said Ms Friend. A former area Vice President for the union, Ms Friend said she was concerned some BUT members were given too many ballots to cast at a particular poll, that others discussed their votes before they cast them while wearing campaign paraphernalia and that a cardboard box was used instead of a secure ballot box in one division. These objections appeared to be brushed aside however when a jaunty Mrs Wilson dressed in a suit and pearls turned up at BUT headquarters at Walkers Hall on Bethell Avenue at around 10am with a certified copy of the results, which she immediately presented to the Chairman of the Electoral Committee for the union, Philip Johnson, in the Presidents office before happily displaying the same to the media. Mr Johnson told the press that based on Mrs Wilsons presentation of the certified copy, he could proceed with the installation of the elected members as the executive team. Mrs Wilson said that an Acting Registrar of Trade Unions had certified the results in place of Mr Brown, who is allegedly out of the country at present. Before the installation could take place, M s Friend and her slate of proposed officers were requested to leave the conference room where they had remained after speaking with the media. They initially refused to budge, leading to a vocal stand off between the two opposing teams. When Mrs Wilson then told the team they could stay and witness her installation if they liked, members of the Friend and Father team said no swearing in will t ake place and then attempted to block the news cameras views of Mrs Wilson, who had already positioned herself in view of cameras and in front of the other team in preparation for the proceedings. Ms Friend requested a copy of the certified results from the Chairman, Mr Johnson, but was not provided one. Speaking to Mr Johnson before she left t he room, she said: I want to say to you that you are out of order. You do not havea copy of the certified results in your hand and so you are in contravention to our constitution ... its not about who won or lost, its about the integrity of our union. The aspiring President said the alleged irregularities reflect the reason why we had the vote of no confidence referring to the vote which initially ousted Mrs Wilson and her team at the 63rd annual meeting of the BUT in June. Eventually the opposing team cleared the room and Mrs Wilson and her A Team executive officers along with one non-A-team member all swore on the Bible that they would uphold their office, the constitution and rules of the union. Their term will last for three years. We thank the members of the Bahamas Union of Teachers for voting for the A Team. We give the teachers of the Bahamas an A plus. We will continue with the mandate members have given to us already. We will continue with our members benefits the pension plan, medical we will continue to provide Christmas gifts for our members, we will build two state of the art buildings, one in Grand Bahama and one in Nassau, we will successfully negotiate our next collective bargaining agreement, said Mrs Wilson. The newly-elected President won her post by 1,433 to Ms Friends 1,323. Thirteen of the fourteen members of the A team were elected to their posts. The new executive team consists of Mrs Wilson, Vice President Philip Dorsett, Secretary General Stephen McPheem, Assistant Secretary General Leason Burrows, Treasurer Lorraine Knowles, Assistant Treasurer Janice Armbrister, Trustees Haldane Stubbs and Mizpah Munroe, Executive Members Wayne Thompson, Zane Lightbourne and John Mosrove, Area VP for Grand Bahama Quinton Laroda, Area Vice President for the Northern Bahamas, Yolanda Curry-Forbes and Area Vice President for Southern Bahamas Annafaye FergusonKnowles. Mrs Wilsons re-installation comes after more than 200 delegates supported a vote of no confidence against her and her team a vote only opposed by six people in June. The turn of events was considered by many to be historic and embarrassing for the union. Members at the meeting, including members of the ousted executive team, said they were fed up with the "bickering and infighting" within the executive team, which they felt prevented the union from effectively serving its members. Jubilant Belinda Wilson pledges to end BUT infighting FROM page one Although initially charged with murder, Farrington, 35, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of the four schoolboys Mackinson Colas, 11, DeAngelo McKenzie, 13, Junior Reme, 11, and Desmond Rolle, 14 who disappeared in 2003. Sentencing was stayed until next week so that the families in Grand Bahama could travel to New Providence. The Attorney Generals Office is making arrangements to accommodate one member from each of the four families to travel to Nassau. Rev Bethel felt that the families should also have been present in court when Farrington pleaded guilty on Thursday. We hope that the AGs office will keep its promise and accommodate the families. I talked to the families today (Friday are looking forward to that happening and being in court when the sentence is handed down on Farrington. We know that manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and we are hoping he gets life for each one of those young boys rather than just one life sentence for them collectively. It would be justice that he served the rest of his life behind bars. We understand he has the AIDS virus and may die in prison, and that would at least bring some satisfaction to the families, said Rev Bethel. Marilyn Davis, the grandmother of DeAngelo McKenzie, believes it is not right that the AGs office is offering plea bargains to accused killers to clear up the backlog of cases in the court system. They are just trying to get these cases out of the way. It has been seven years and it feels like they dont care about our feelings, she said. Ms Davis believes the AGs office should have made travel arrangements for at least two members of the family. This crime happened in Freeport. It is not right to us, the families of the missing boys, because during the whole ordeal they a lready treated us bad and we had to fight to get the remains and now there is no trial, she said. Ms Davis supports capital punishment. There is too much killing in the country and they need to start hanging again, she said. Rev Bethel said it is important that justice is delivered swiftly, especially in cases like the missing boys. The justice system must to better. Justice was very slow in the case of the missing boys and it sends a serious message to society about the state of our court system. If we are going to enforce laws and set a standard in this coun try, we have got to deliver swift justice especially in heinous crimes. Rev Bethel said the FFJ is opposed to the new plea bargain law. Our organisation has always been against it. I believed it is no good for our country, but is the law and I believe that the families should challenge it, he said. Cordell Farrington is currently serving a life sentence in the death of 22-year-old Jamal Robins of Grand Bahama. Lock killer up for life FROM page one BELINDA WILSON displays the certified copy o f the Wednesdays election results in the Presidents office

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C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 12, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Yellow Elder Primary T HE teachers of grade one tend to be very engaging, said the principal of Yellow Elder Primary School, Catherine McPhee. You would find a lot of children are exposed t o skills through games and theres a lot of manipulatives in the classroom, Ms McPhee told The Tribune. We use discovery learning where the child ren have to think for themselves, and work with a facilitator. Grade ones who use a lot of technology. In this class of 32, the children are involved in games and field trips, which break up the monoto ny of the repetitious learning process. We try to develop them in a more active kind of environment where they are more responsible for their learning, Ms McPhee said. Because oft he diversification, some of the children will be really advanced. First Class is a new regular feature showcasing the youngsters who have started at a new school a nd is dedicated to the teachers and staff who h elp them settle into their new surroundings. To get your new starters featured, contact Reuben Shearer at The Tribune on 322-1986 or email rshearer@tribunemedia.net. LOCAL NEWS TEACHER Maegerel Robinson lends a hand to a student. A LL SMILES: P ictured are the first class of Yellow Elder Primary and the teaching staff. Students of the grade one class of the Yellow Elder Primary School pay close attention and focus on the lesson being taught. Some of the first graders pictured are: 1. Paige Smith 2. Delroy Mckenzie 3. Jadyn Lightbourne 4. Desrane Lafleur 5. Isaiah Beckford 6. Jonesha Evans 7. Braian Jean 8. Fantasia Stubbs 9. Cheloure Ilebrin 10. Eleric Rolle 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 5 6 7 P HOTOS/ FELIPE MAJOR /TRIBUNE STAFF