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Schools have become
a ‘breeding ground’

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE number of youth gangs
in the Bahamas rose by 58 per
cent over the past eight years,
according to data released by
Youth Against Violence.

The total number of gangs in
the Bahamas is now 79, and
schools have become a “breed-
ing ground.” It is not just public
schools being affected, said
Minister Keith Gray, a presen-
ter at the Conflict Resolution
and Anger Management Semi-
nar on Friday.

“No school is impervious to

gang penetration,” he said. “We
say this not to create pande-
monium, but to create a net-
work of support to address the
plight of our youth,” he said.

Earlier this week, Pastor Car-
los Reid, a director at Youth
Against Violence (YAV), said
over 20,000 Bahamian youth
are involved in gang activity.
Since then, some Bahamians
have accused the group of hav-
ing exaggerated figures.

But Pastor Reid said he is
not phased.

“Let’s do the math,” he said,
referring to 1991 statistics that

SEE page 14

Straw vendors face wait
for court appearance

WHILE today had been given initially as a
tentative date for the first hearing in the case
of the nine Bahamian straw vendors who were
arrested in New York, it appears the accused
will have to wait a little longer for their day in

court.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Brent Symonette told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the vendors have been
charged, but he did not have information
regarding the date for their main hearing in

court.

Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs,

SEE page 14

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AWARD CEREMONY: Prime Minister of Swaziland Barnabas Dlamini with businessman
Rudy King during Saturday's award presentation.

BUSINESSMAN Rudy King yesterday
responded to controversy surrounding an

| awards ceremony held by his organisation,

defending the honouring of the prime min-
ister of the Kingdom of Swaziland.

On Saturday, The Tribune published a
lead story citing international outrage over
the announcement that the controversial
Prime Minister of Swaziland, accused of
condoning torture, was to be honoured for
his “contribution to peace and human dig-
nity.”

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday Mr
King claimed, however, that the award was
not actually for the Prime Minister of Swazi-
land Barnabas Dlamini but rather the King-
dom of Swaziland for its efforts in combat-

ing the scourge of the AIDS virus.

“Swaziland was chosen, not the prime
minister. The Kingdom of Swaziland was
chosen for their strides to combat AIDS in
their country. The honour was placed on
him because he is the present Prime Minis-
ter,” Mr King said.

Mr King contended that he was unaware
of the furore surrounding the Swaziland
prime minister until the night prior to the
World Citizen Awards ceremony. Accord-
ing to Mr King, some 365 persons attended
the ceremony which was held on Friday
night at the British Colonial Hilton when
awards were presented to several persons,

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WOMAN INJURED
AFTER SHARK ATTACK
IN THE ABACOS

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN was left
nursing serious wounds over
the weekend after being
attacked by a shark while
surfing in the Abacos.

Jane Engle of Hope
‘Town, Abaco, was attacked
by what is believed to have
been a lemon shark while
surfing with her husband
and some friends in the area
of Elbow Cay, Abaco
around 3pm on Saturday.
According to her husband,
Ronald Engle, his wife —
who was in shock after the
incident — received bite
marks between her left
ankle and knee and
required some 75 to 100
stitches.

This incident comes just
weeks after the remains of a
man who disappeared after
a boat trip with three others
off Jaws Beach were found
in the stomach of a 12-foot
tiger shark.

SEE page 13

RESIDENTS PLAN
ARAWAK HOMES
DEMONSTRATION

FEARING that their
homes may be under
threat, residents of
Pinewood Gardens have
banded together and are
expected to stage a protest
against Arawak Homes
today.

The planned demon-
stration follows the demo-
lition of a family home in
the Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates amidst public out-
cry and the statement by
Arawak Homes Limited
that there is still “wide-
spread trespass” on prop-
erty owned by the real
estate development com-
pany in that community.

Arawak Homes in a
statement on September
24 said that there are “hun-
dreds of persons involved
in similar trespass” in
Pinewood Gardens.

Concerned about any
further actions by Arawak
Homes, residents have
sought the help of the Jus-
tice League, a local group
of social activists, to get
organised.

A spokesperson for the
Justice League said the res-
idents are taking the stance
that they will not take this
situation “lying down”, but
will fight for their homes.
The group’s spokesperson
said today’s protest will not
be one for the general pub-
lic, but will include only
those directly affected.

Over 80 persons are

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MORE details of plans for
the JFK Drive airport gateway
project and the use of Chinese
labour in it were revealed by
the Prime Minister during a
contract signing ceremony for
the infrastructure works.

According to the prime min-
ister, in addition to the expan-
sion of John F Kennedy Drive
into a four-lane carriageway, a
total of nine new roundabouts
will be constructed along the
route of the expanded highway.

The prime minister formally
signed agreements for the $70.8
million highway project with
two China State Companies;
the China Export Import Bank
and the China Construction
Company on Thursday at the
British Colonial Hilton.

Mr Ingraham described the
signing ceremony as “an impor-
tant event” that allows the gov-
ernment to take a further step
towards the completion of its
overall vision for the country’s
infrastructure. The Chinese
state loan will be for a total of
$58 million, available at a low
two per cent interest rate.

Thanking the Chinese gov-
ernment, Mr Ingraham said:
“The Airport Gateway is an
important component of my



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way is an important
component of my
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plan...’
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Government’s master plan to
modernize and upgrade the
infrastructure of our capital city
of Nassau to the benefit and
enjoyment of residents and the
several million visitors whose
first entry to The Bahamas is
via the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport and its con-
nector roads to our residential
neighbourhoods and hotel
resorts.”

The expansion of the road
into a four lane dual carriage-
way will see a new westbound
carriageway constructed to the
south of the existing road and
rehabilitation of the existing
carriageway for east bound
travel will be undertaken.

Underground electrical
cables are to be installed,
telecommunication and cable
infrastructure will be relocat-
ed, dense landscaping will be
carried out and ancillary works
such as drainage, signage, road
markings, street lighting, and
road accesses will be done.

Mr Ingraham said: “Early
programming suggests that the
design start-up works sched-
uled for this year will engage
approximately 30 Chinese road
and utility design personnel.
This number will increase to 50
early next year as project man-

agement teams arrive.

“Once the water main and
High Voltage installation com-
mences in mid-2011 some 80
individuals experienced in this
type of installation will join the
construction team from Chi-
na. Subsequently 20 Chinese
staff will join the team for the
installation of telecommunica-
tions cable and a further 60 for-
eign workers will install the new
water mains.

“It is expected that by Sep-
tember 2012 the foreign labour
component will drop to about
80 foreign workers, including
managers and workers. Fol-
lowing completion of the pro-
ject a small contingent of
(CSCEC) staff — between 10 -20
will remain to conduct testing
and to complete training of
Bahamian maintenance crews.
The tentative schedule of works
suggests a project completion
date of end-October, 2012.”

An Environmental Impact
Assessment for the highway
project has now been complet-
ed by Blue Engineering Ltd
and recommended for approval
by the Bahamas Environment
Science and Technology com-
mission, according to the prime
minister. Meanwhile, the Min-
istry of Public Works will soon
invite bids on a tender for a
supervisory and monitoring
contract for this project, with
whichever company wins this
bid being responsible for assur-
ing the quality of the materials
used, much of which will be
coming from China.

Cuban who taught at Bahamian
school killed while riding bike

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A Cuban teacher who taught at a Bahamian

high school was killed in a traffic accident while riding his bicycle
in North Andros on the weekend.

On Saturday, the body of Alexis Loynas, who taught chemistry
and physics at the North Andros High School, was flown to New
Providence.

The body was received by Ministry of Education officials and
representatives of the Cuban Embassy.

According to reports, Mr Loynas, 41, was involved in an acci-
dent while riding his bicycle on Queen’s Highway around 9.30pm
in Nicoll’s Town on Friday, October 1.

Andros police responded shortly after being notified of the
accident. Loynas was taken to the government clinic where he
was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

A team of officers from New Providence arrived in Andros on
Saturday to assist police with the investigation into the accident

The Ministry of Education has expressed deep sadness by the
death of Mr Loynas.

Terrice Curry, principal of North Andros High, escorted Mr Loy-
nas’ body to Nassau on Saturday.

Director of Education, Mr. Lionel K. Sands, Mr Harcourt
Davis, District Superintendent for the North Andros and Berry
Islands District, who was in Nassau at the time of the accident, and
representatives from the Cuban Embassy in Nassau received the
body.

“The Ministry expresses deep regret at the tremendous loss of
Mr. Loynas who during his short time at the school was an asset to
the staff and students as well as the community,” a statement
said.

“The Ministry will take the customary steps to ensure the stu-
dents and staff received the necessary attention to cope with this
tragedy.”

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REGISTRATION centres will be open at locations
throughout the country beginning today as preparation of the
new Voter Register for the next general elections begins.

The simultaneous opening of multiple centres in New
Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands will facili-
tate an early national voter registration drive, said Parlia-
mentary Commissioner Errol Bethel.

Officials hope that with the early opening of registration
centres, the process will be expedited while maintaining its
accuracy and sanctity.

“T cannot overstate the importance of an accurate register.
An accurate register facilitates fairness in the electoral
process; it enhances better redistribution of seats, thereby
enhancing the principle of one person one vote, and it makes
for a better election,” said Mr Bethel last week.

“In short, a good register leads to a good election.

Registration of voters in New Providence and the Family
Islands will be held from Monday through Friday, commenc-
ing today.

In New Providence, voter registration will commence at
the following locations:

Inspired by his father, Munnings decided to pursue a career in banking. He started as a
teller and was quickly promoted to various roles in the banking system, including Loan
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Manager of Credit Solutions and Director of Retail Banking. This past June, Munnings
decided to join RBC as Manager of Customer Service & Operations, with responsibility for
overseeing service delivery throughout RBC’s 11 banking centres in New Providence and
Grand Bahama.

According to Munnings, RBC is a growing company that demonstrates many strengths in
the financial services industry. “RBC is focused on delivering exceptional financial products
and services to the community, while remaining keenly focused on its clients,” he said. In
addition, RBC’s commitment to empowering employees and developing their talents
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In 2006, Munnings obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He has one son, Makio
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On Grand Bahama, a voter registration will be carried out
during normal working hours at the Parliamentary Registra-
tion Department located in the National Insurance Build-
ing/Complex as well as the Administrator's office in Eight
Mile Rock and High Rock Settlements.

In the Family Islands, voter registration will take place at
the Family Island Administrator's Office between the hours
of 9.30 am and 4.30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

All applicants for registration must be Bahamian citizens,
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Teen expected

to he charged ©
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gory Rolle and Janet Taylor.
FOLLOWING an intensive

which left 13-year-old Rashad
Rolle with a bullet wound in

a teenager is expected to be
charged in court sometime
today in connection with the
crime.

Supt Leon Bethel, officer
in-charge of the Central
Detective Unit, said police
believe they have a sufficient
number of material witnesses
in this case.

The teenage suspect, whose
identity is being withheld, was
in police custody last night.

Meanwhile, Rashad, an
eighth grade T A Thompson
student, continues to make a
miraculous recovery in hospi-
tal. However, it will reported-
ly still be several months
before Rashad can resume his
former life. Rashad was wait-

ing at a bus stop at John Road :

with other students on Sep-
tember 14 when a fight broke
out. A short time later gun-
shots were fired.

His parents believe Rashad
was at the wrong place at the
wrong time, and another vic-
tim of the senseless violence
sweeping the country.

Two men injured in
separate knite fights

TWO men had to be taken
to hospital after being injured
in two separate knife fights
over the weekend.

The first incident occurred
around lam on Saturday in
the area of Nassau East.

Police officers responding
to the scene were told by wit-
nesses that a man who was
leaving a party got into an
altercation with a group of
men and was subsequently
stabbed. The victim drove
himself to hospital where he
was treated and discharged.

Only a short while later, at
around 2.30am, police
received information of a
stabbing at Wulff and Clar-
idge Roads. According to
reports, two men got into a

brawl which resulted in one of

them being stabbed in his left
shoulder and lower back.

The victim was taken to
hospital by emergency med-
ical personnel where he was
treated and later discharged.

Police investigations into
both matters continue.

Gunshot victim in
serious condition

A man is in serious condi-
tion in hospital after being
shot in his abdomen and legs
in the early morning hours of
Saturday.

According to police
reports, the shooting took
place shortly before 3am at
Lily of the Valley Corner
between East Street and Mar-
ket Street. Police responded
and discovered a man with
gunshot injuries. The victim
was taken to hospital where
he is currently being treated.

Last night, police said they
were unable to provide any
further details surrounding
the circumstances of the
shooting.

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McCartney predicts tough 2012:
general election fight for FNM |

i | By TANEKA THOMPSON
? Tribune Staff Reporter
: tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE tough economy and poor public

relations on the part of the governing par-
? ty will make the 2012 general elections a

: ? particularly tough fight for the Free Nation-
PARENTS OF Rashad Rolle: Gre- :

al Movement, said former Cabinet Minister

: Branville McCartney.

Although the Bamboo Town MP

: aa : ? believes the FNM is still the best choice
investigation into the shooting } for the country's electorate, he said the
? party must go into overdrive to win over
: : _, ? disgruntled voters worried about their
his head, police yesterday said finances and those who feel slighted by the

? Ingraham administration's policies.

"T think we need to start gearing up for

? the next election, I think this will be a very
? tough election,” said Mr McCartney, who
i resigned as Minister of State for Immigra-
? tion in February.

"T think it's a mix of things, of course the

: economy, when people are hurting in their
? pockets — and that doesn't have anything to

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people, I think showing a lack of compas-
sion. The party will also have to win over
young ‘swing’ voters who were not old
enough to cast a vote in 2007.

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A MAN believed to have
been involved in an attack on
a police officer was left nurs-

} ing a gunshot wound after the
know why the PLP was voted out — they }

officer’s weapon reportedly

) _ | discharged.

“Tt places us to a certain extent at a dis- }
advantage but I have no doubt in my mind | around 11pm Saturday while
that the FNM is the best party (to lead the patrolling in the area of Pitt
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man and was then attacked
helped the suspect get away.

disarm the officer and in the
scuffle, the officer’s weapon
discharged, hitting one of the
men in the left thigh. The man
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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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Freedom of speech being abused

OF ALL the amendments to the Ameri-
can Constitution the First — freedom of
speech and assembly — seems the most
sacred. However, in the past few weeks it has
been dragged through the mud and abused
by the very persons who should be defending
its sanctity.

It appears that too many Americans
today are confusing freedom with licence.
However, if they don’t soon learn the dif-
ference they will eventually lose the very
freedoms for which so many of their fore-
bears gave their lives.

In this past week an Assistant Attorney
General from Michigan has spent his spare
time stalking and harassing an openly gay
student who has been elected president of
Michigan University’s student assembly —
the first in the university’s history. Most
right thinking people see it for what it is —
harassment, intimidation, and stalking —
however, the stalker — Andrew Shirvell—
who seems unhinged by his obsession, calls
it “freedom of speech.” A freedom guaran-
teed him under the constitution’s first
amendment.

And then there is his boss — Michigan
Attorney General Mike Cox — who calls
his subordinate’s after-office-hours behav-
iour immature, showing, he says, a lack of
judgment, but not rising to firing level. Why?
Because the constitution protects his free-
dom of speech.

In our opinion, they should both be fired.

So many persons, including the governor
of the state, were so incensed by his behav-
iour that Shirvell has taken a leave of
absence from his job.

He is to appear in court to defend a
restraining order that the student has taken
out against him for following him “unnec-
essarily” around campus and Ann Arbor
since April. The student said Shirvell has
been “blogging about me extensively using
bias and bigotry and poses a threat to my
own personal safety.”

And then there is the case of the 18-year-
old Rutgers University freshman, a promis-
ing violinist, who appears to have committed
suicide by jumping off the George Wash-
ington Bridge after his roommate posted on
the Internet a sexual encounter he had with
another man in his dorm room.

Obviously the roommate and his female
accomplice, both 18, completely lacking in
decency, thought the whole episode amusing
and decided to set up a camera in the dorm
and invited their 150 Twitter followers to

iChat, an Internet messaging service with a
live video feed.

This is not the first suicide that has result-
ed from persons — ostensibly exercising
their freedom of expression — harassing
others to death. Modern technology has cre-
ated a mammoth problem that the law will
have to study in depth to prevent the
unscrupulous from destroying the reputa-
tion, careers and even lives of others.

And, of course, in the United States it is
election season and from some of the antics
these politicians get up to it is difficult to
see how the public can either respect or sup-
port them. Judged by the lying and smear
campaigns of some of them against their
opponents there is not much hope for the
future if this is to be the standard of Amer-
ica’s leaders. We have never known a time
when we expected better, only to be appalled
by the depth of indecency to which many
of them have fallen. It can’t be excused by
the callous comment: “Oh, that’s just poli-
tics!”

That is the very reason that politics and
politicians are not respected. “Oh, that’s just
politics!” followed by a sneering laugh is the
excuse heard so many times in the Bahamas
for sins that should not be committed.

US Rep. Alan Grayson (D), who appar-
ently does not approve of the religious sect
to which his opponent Daniel Webster (R)
former House Speaker subscribes, took a
sentence of a speech Webster made to a
group of fathers and turned it into some-
thing that Webster never said. Based on the
false words Grayson released a TV adver-
tisement, saying that Webster thinks that
wives should submit to their husbands, dis-
missing him as “Taliban Dan Webster.”

Anderson Cooper in his CNN pro-
gramme “Keeping them Honest” showed
Grayson’s advertisement and then played
what Webster had actually told the fathers.
The misrepresentation was shocking. We
agree with a commentator who said that “a
man who stoops to that level should not be
in any office.” Yet Grayson has the nerve to
run for the United States Congress. And
what is even more appalling is that he will
get votes.

In his message what Webster told fathers
was that they should not pray for the first
half of the passage in Ephesians — “wives
submit yourselves unto your own husbands”
— but pray for the second — “husbands, love
your wives, even as Christ also loved the
church, and gave himself for it.”



Comparing
the FNM
and PLP on
Baha Mar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The last 24-hours has been
interesting for those who fol-
low the antics of our national
politicians — just contrast the
governing FNM to the Oppo-
sition PLP on Baha Mar.

In some ways both have
their story but both stories
differ in so much as absolute-
ly nothing has occurred other
than the renovation to the
tune of $90 million of what is
the Sheraton — the Prime
Minister confirmed as what
was speculated Baha Mar has
still not paid the Treasury the
$10.1 million for the Stamp
Tax due on the sale agree-
ment of the Radisson in 2005
— he very politically declined
to state what was implied that
Baha Mar had further debts
to the government — I really
think the Prime Minister
should disclose these as sure-
ly should we be going into a
major commitment granting
Baha Mar enormous valuable
concessions when they are
already in debt and have been
unable to pay for years.

Comments as to the state
of the negotiations between
Scotia and Baha Mar are
totally speculative but we
read about someone with
some special in with one or
the other when in reality it is
just PR spin. Even the most
reliable so-called source is
basically totally speculative
and their opinion has no val-
ue.
The project value jumps
suddenly from $2.65 billion to
$3.16 billion meaning Baha
Mar is short $1 billion
between the Import-Export
Bank Loan and the cost of
the built-out — now Baha Mar
has to explain this.

If there is a settlement with
Scotia who for the record has
been the most pro-active bank
to the Tourism sector of the
Bahamas — who put billions
on the line with Atlantis —
British Colonial Cable Beach
to mention just a few — clear-
ly an exceptionally good busi-
ness citizen to our largest dol-
lar earning sector.

Who and where is the
working capital for Baha Mar
coming from if currently they
rely on Scotia to facilitate
financing? If any bank was to

LETTERS

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commit to this where is their
guarantee if the real estate is
held as a guarantee to the
Import-Export Bank of Chi-
na? The public should be
told?

The Prime Minister raised
an important point — at this
moment like last year the
management of Baha Mar
closed down the Wyndham
and the Casino, not sure if
that is a breach of the Casino
License whilst their competi-
tion even with low occupan-
cies stayed open, of particular
mention is Our Lucaya who
continue to operate and today
has a full page advertisement
for senior Management posi-
tions but it is known to lose
over $20 million a year— many
Grand Bahamians have to be
very content that Hutchinson-
Whampao continue to have
faith. What if they took the
Baha Mar Management posi-
tion and close?

Read the Heads of Agree-
ment of 2005 and the Supple-
mental 2008 and we have to
worry can Baha Mar comply
with what they promised we
will train Bahamians in the
construction trades — we will
train and finance agricultur-
al and fishing enterprises and
persons in the skills of both
areas. They will build a
reverse osmosis plant.

Hasn’t Baha Mar told Mr
Steve Wrinkle sorry we do
not have the funds to train
the construction workers hav-
ing spun in the media that
there are no qualified
Bahamian construction work-
ers? Boy suckers are found!

For the opposition to fore-
shadow they will participate
in this proposed resolution
totally makes them idiots in
a process which as fr as I can
see is unconstitutional.

Refer to The Constitution
Article: 77 Allocation of Port-
folios clearly establishes a

Minister is made constitu-
tionally responsible for cer-
tain sectors of government.

As proposed the exercise is
futile — not binding and can-
not support any decision as
the sole decider is the Minis-
ter responsible for Immigra-
tion on the advice of the
Board of Immigration who
alone has the right to issue
such work permits.

The impasse of Baha Mar
and their inability to comply
at stages of this project’s
development is self-evident
to cause all to ask the obvious
— do they have the means?

Don’t blame the Prime
Minister as to the why Har-
rah’s left the joint venture
with Baha Mar — their letter
has done its rounds and if the
contents was not true you
know Baha Mar would have
denied it. Baha Mar took
Harrah’s to court in New
York trying to claim damages
to the tune of $289 million,
an interesting figure, and lost
and now have a bill from their
group of attorneys of over $18
million. Harrah’s, like us all,
wanted assurances from Baha
Mar so they invoked the
Equity Subscription clause
which required Baha Mar to
put up or, yes Harrah’s can
leave Baha Mar did not put
up their Equity Capital $281
million so it appeared they
were in violation of the Joint
Venture Agreement. Mr
Ingraham’s comment that he
for sure knew one party could
comply with the commitments
did no injury in my estimate
to the retention of interest by
Harrah’s it reinforced what
Harrah’s came to know —
Baha Mar did not show they
had the means to raise the
$281 million they agreed to.

I am concerned and I sup-
port the Prime Minister that if
you drop such a large inven-
tory of new hotel rooms at
one time the impact could be
devastating.

K BETHEL
Nassau,
September 30, 2010.

The highly adaptable Bahamas

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Straw Market profits ‘at risk’. — The Tribune, September
21, 2010

Scripture Thought
ISAIAH 40:23-26

. He brings the princes to nothing:
He makes the judges of the earth useless.
. Scarcely shall they be planted,
Scarcely shall they be sown
Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth,
When He will also blow on them,
And they will wither,
And the whirlwind will take them away like
stubble.

. ‘To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom
shall | be equal?” says the Holy One.

. Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has
created these things,Who brings out their host
by number: He calls them all by name,

By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power;
Not one is missing.

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By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

NO decision has been
made yet on whether the
opposition Progressive Lib-
eral Party (PLP) will hold a
national convention this year
although many within the
party are in favour of hold-
ing the event, according to
the party's chairman.

When the PLP's national
general council mects on
October 21, it is expected
that the group will vote for
or against organising a con-
vention.

"That decision will be
made by our national gen-
eral council when we meet
this month," PLP Chairman
Bradley Roberts told The
Tribune Friday when con-



MEETING THIS MONTH:
Bradley Roberts

council met on Thursday and
decided unanimously not to
hold a convention this year,
opting instead to wait until
2011.

tacted for comment.
The governing Free
National Movement's own

At a press conference on
Wednesday — ahead of the

College of Bahamas signs historic
Memorandum of Understanding

THE College of the Bahamas has signed an historic Memoran-
dum of Understanding that establishes the Bahamas Health Sci-
ences Library Consortium, sealing a formal collaboration with
the Ministry of Health, the Public Hospitals’ Authority and the Uni-
versity of the West Indies-School of Clinical Medicine and
Research, the Bahamas.

The agreement paves the way for expanded access to digital
medical databases and collections, and reference and online health
care training resources.

The consortium has a formal agreement with EBSCOhost Pub-
lishing that allows access to online resources for The College of The
Bahamas community and medical and health care service providers
affiliated with the consortium partners.

“This is a landmark opportunity for the College and for library
development in the country as it is the first time that parties in
library service have come together to pool financial resources to
provide access to electronic shared resources to support a specif-
ic clientele like the health care sector,” said Willamae Johnson, Col-
lege Librarian. “This partnership continues to expand 24-hour
access to a wide array of electronic collections for The College and
now for members of the consortium.”

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding occurred on
Wednesday, September 28, at the Hilda Bowen Library Branch at
The College’s Grosvenor Close Campus. This library 1s primarily
used by students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Pro-
fessions, which graduates many of the nursing and allied health per-
sonnel employed both in the public and private sectors.

“We've been working with the College of the Bahamas for
many years now and we are really proud to be a part of this group
and support the group with the resources we provide. EBSCO pro-
vides evidence-based medical resources for physicians, nurses,
therapists, occupational therapy, physical therapy and patient
education materials,” explained Mary Ellen Bilafer, account exec-
utive with EBSCO Publishing.

SEE page 10

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LOCAL NEWS

PLP undecided
on whether to
hold convention

council vote — FNM leader
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said he would
advise the council of his
desire not to hold the con-
vention. He said a lack of
money was a major reason
he did not think the party
should hold the event.

Some political observers
see the decision as part of
Mr Ingraham's strategy to
avoid a potential leadership
challenge this year. Howev-
er, the prime minister has
said publicly he would wel-
come a contender.

Mr Roberts said while
financial challenges are more
of an issue for the PLP than
the FNM, many within the
party want their voices heard
at a convention.

"IT know that a number of
our supporters desire doing
so (holding a convention).
They have a lot on their
minds and they want to get it
off their chest but we'll see,"
said the former Cabinet min-
ister.

"(But) money is always an
issue for the PLP, the PLP is
a poor man's party — the
FNM is a rich man's party
that's why I say I don't
believe Mr Ingraham," said
Mr Roberts, referring to Mr
Ingraham's statements on
financial difficulties.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
said he hopes the party will
vote in favour of a conven-
tion this year.

"My own view is that
there ought to be a conven-
tion every year as mandat-
ed by the Constitution, my
feeling is that just as the
churches have their annual
conventional that a political
party should have one," said
Mr Mitchell.

He added that he did not
expect any contenders to
challenge party leader Perry
Christie for the helm of the
party if a convention is held
this year.

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Who is David Martin?
insight

By SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The writer is a Consultant
and former Caribbean diplo-
mat. This column was written
from Brussels, the European
Union Headquarters).

NOT many people in the
Caribbean would know the
name, David Martin, but it is
one that will become well
known when Parliamentari-
ans from the European
Union (EU) and Cariforum
begin the serious business of
monitoring the implementa-
tion of the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
between the EU and Carifo-
rum countries.

Article 231 of the EPA
provides for the creation of a
Joint Parliamentary Com-
mittee (IPC) to undertake
the monitoring process. And,
it’s in the interest of the Car-
iforum countries made up of
the 14 independent member
states of the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) and
the Dominican Republic, to
get their members of the JPC
in place pretty quickly.

It will be recalled that the
EPA became a controversial
issue in the Caribbean and
many commentators, includ-
ing me, expressed unhappi-
ness with many aspects of it

WORLD VIEW



“He is an able and well-liked
British member of the European
Parliament from Scotland. A
member of the Group of the
Progressive Alliance of Socialists

and Democrats in the Parliament,

Martin is concerned that the EU

should contribute to the improve-

ment of developing nations.”



and, particularly, about the
manner in which many Cari-
forum governments were
brow-beaten by the EU
negotiators into signing a full
agreement — one that includ-
ed goods and services.

At the insistence of the
President of Guyana, Bharat
Jagdeo, the EPA includes a
requirement for a “manda-
tory comprehensive review”

of the agreement no later
than five years after it was
signed and at subsequent five
year intervals.

This important clause
gives Cariforum governments
an opportunity to ensure that
the EPA serves the econom-
ic and social interests of their
countries and actually con-
tributes to development. In
this connection, the partici-

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MIKE LIGHTBOURN

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SIR RONALD SANDERS

pation by Carforum countries
in the JPC is extremely
important for they can raise
concerns directly with their
EU counterparts and pursue
change.

The weight and influence
of the EU parliamentarians is
considerable.

They can — and do — hold
both the European Commis-
sion and the European Coun-
cil of Ministers (government
representatives of all mem-
ber states) to account for
their actions.

When disquiet was
expressed in the Caribbean
over the EPA, the EU Par-
liament held its own inquiry
into final agreement which
went beyond requirements
that would have made it com-
patible with rules of the
World Trade Organisation.

And this brings us to
David Martin. He is an able
and well-liked British mem-
ber of the European Parlia-
ment from Scotland.

A member of the Group
of the Progressive Alliance
of Socialists and Democrats
in the Parliament, Martin is
concerned that the EU
should contribute to the
improvement of developing
nations.

In March 2009, the EU
Parliament adopted a Reso-
lution submitted by a Com-
mittee of which David Martin
was Rapporteur.

The Resolution took care-
ful account of the situation
of Cariforum countries and
the importance of monitor-
ing the implementation of the
EPA.

Among the matters to
which the Resolution drew
attention were: the necessity
for the EC “to support the
establishment of an indepen-
dent monitoring mechanism
within Carifourm states
endowed with the necessary

resources to undertake the
analysis necessary to deter-
mine the extent to which the
EPA is achieving its objec-
tives.”

The EU parliamentarians
in their Resolution also
showed regard for the inte-
gration efforts of CARICOM
countries. The parliamentar-
ians clearly stated that they
recognised that Cariforum
states had made commit-
ments under the EPA “in
subject areas not yet settled
under the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy
(CSME) or fully implement-
ed.” And, they called for
“due regard to the CSME”
in the implementation of pro-
visions of the EPA in these
subject areas.

They also called for carly
provision of aid-for-trade
resources to Caribbean coun-
tries and they insisted that
these should be “additional”
resources and “not merely a
repackaging of the European
Development Fund (EDF)
funding.” They recommend-
ed that the release of such
funds should be used to com-
pensate for loss of customs
revenues from lower tariffs
on imported EU goods and
to address competitiveness
and development enhancing
needs.

Very importantly, the EU
parliamentarians called for
the monitoring of the EU’s
implementation of its com-
mitments “in particular dis-
bursement and effective
delivery of pledged financial
and technical assistance.”

In all this, the EU parlia-
mentarians have demon-
strated a higher level of com-
mitment and concern to
development in Cariforum
countries than was the case
in the negotiations of the
EPA by negotiators for the
European Commission. Thus
far, they have demonstrated
that they would be beneficial
allies in trying to make the
EPA deliver benefits to Car-
iforum countries by monitor-
ing its implementation and
being ready to correct its
problems once they are iden-
tified.

The EU Parliament has
already put its members in
place for the joint EU-Cari-
forum parliamentary com-
mittee. At a meeting on Sep-
tember 8th, fifteen Members
of the European Parliament
(MEPs) were elected with
David Martin as Chair.

Very shortly, the President
of the European Parliament —
Jerzy Buzek — will write to
the Parliaments of the Cari-
forum states advising them
of the composition of the JPC
on the EU side and propos-
ing a timetable for mectings
in 2011.

Several uncertainties sur-
round the participation of
Cariforum states in the JPC.

First, unlike, the EU, nei-
ther CARICOM nor Carifo-
rum has a joint elected par-
liament. Therefore, nomina-
tions for the 15 members of
Cariforum side of the JPC
will have to come from the
parliament of each country.
One would hope that nation-
al parliaments would each
elect, on a non-partisan basis,
a representative who has a
keen interest in these mat-
ters.

Second, it is not at all cer-
tain that each of the Carifo-
rum countries has established
machinery for monitoring the
implementation of the EPA.
Yet, such machinery is imper-
ative to advise both national
governments and the repre-
sentative on the JPC.

Third, funding for the par-
ticipation of the Cariforum
members in the JPC has not
been addressed in the EPA,
or anywhere else so far. But,
it is an issue that needs atten-
tion so that Cariforum mem-
bers can attend these meet-
ings without being beholden
to the European Commis-
sion.

These matters should be
settled soon and the Carifo-
rum representatives put in
place.

Of course, the irony of this
will be that Cariforum coun-
tries will have a common
group of parliamentary rep-
resentatives to deal with their
relations with the EU under
the EPA, but they will still
not have a similar body for
dealing with their own Sin-
gle Market and Economy.

The irony apart, it is in the
interest of the people of the
Cariforum countries that a
good team of representatives
be elected to serve on the
JPC to ensure that the
promises of the EPA are ful-
filled and its shortcomings
corrected on the strength of
experience.

Responses and previous
commentaries at:
www.sirronaldsanders.com

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GUNMEN killed an engineer supervising the
building of shelters at a relocation camp for Hait-
ian earthquake survivors, forcing construction
to be suspended on part of the site, the Interna-
tional Organization for Migration said Saturday,
according to Associated Press.

The body of 42-year-old Pierre Richard Denis
was found Friday on the outskirts of the quake-
ravaged capital near the Corail-Cesselesse relo-
cation camp, apparently several hours after he
was shot, IOM country spokesman Leonard
Doyle told The Associated Press.

Denis was returning to work aboard a group
taxi around 3:30 p.m. after cashing his first month-
ly paycheck when he was shot twice. Haitian
police investigating the murder suspect the
motive was robbery. A police report said the
group taxi, known as a "tap-tap,” was followed by
unknown assailants aboard a motorcycle after
Denis left a bank in Port-au-Prince.

There have been no arrests made in the case.

"It was a despicable act against a talented and
hardworking IOM staff member totally dedicat-
ed to helping the earthquake victims and their
families," IOM Director General William Lacy
Swing said in an e-mailed statement.

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It is not clear if Denis, a Haitian national, was
visibly identifiable as a staffer with the interna-
tional organization. Some colleagues said he was
wearing an IOM cap at the time, Doyle said.

The camp at Corail was chosen by the Haitian
government as its first official relocation space
months after the Jan. 12 quake. Placed on a par-
cel of government-seized former sugarcane land
larger than Manhattan it is home to about 7,000
people, most relocated from the Petionville Club
golf-course camp in the devastated Delmas sec-
tion of the capital.

The area was billed as a refuge from the golf
course's flood-prone slopes, but was criticized
by Oxfam and other aid groups for being too
remote. The AP found the selected site belonged
to a Haitian company whose president headed
the government committee that chose it.

Since then Corail’s ShelterBox tents have been
repeatedly battered by storms. Damage from a
Sept. 24 blast of wind and rain prompted the
immediate relocation of 110 families within the
camp to more durable wood-and-metal transi-
tional shelters Denis was helping to build. IOM is
suspending work at the site where Denis was
supervising in the wake of the shooting.

Denis leaves a wife and two children aged 8
and 11 years, IOM officials said.





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LOCAL NEWS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7



Hospital makes
annual donation |
to fundraising
efforts at BASRA ,,

THE Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue Association
(BASRA) has made it its
mandate to save persons
in distress on the sea.
Solely manned and oper-
ated by volunteers, BAS-
RA, a non-profit organi-
sation, said it has saved
many lives and been
involved in thousands of
rescues.

Coordinating the
search and rescue of sur-
vivors of emergency
water landings as well as
people who have survived
the loss of their sea-going
vessel, BASRA is com-
mitted to saving the lives
of distressed seamen or
airmen in the Bahamas.

On a given day BAS-
RA receives numerous
calls for assistance, many
from unseaworthy vessels
and persons whose ves-
sels have run into trouble
and attempted to swim to
shore. Always “on-duty”
and ready to help, 24
hours a day, seven days a
week, equipped with
boats, planes and commu-
nications, BASRA is the
only search and rescue
organization in The
Bahamas. Even more awe
inspiring is the fact that
all of the staff are volun-
teers who carry out their
duties without compensa-
tion.

Donations are an
extremely important part
of the contributions that
BASRA depends on to
function and maintain its
service in Bahamian
waters. BASRA does
not ask for compensation
for their life saving mis-
sions that incur many
expenses. Much of the
financial support to the
organization comes by
donations from all sectors
of the community. They
need our assistance to
keep afloat. Annual con-
tributions make a huge
difference to the running
of their operation.

The BASRA Ball is
slated this year for Satur-
day, November 6, at the
Old Fort Club. Although
the major fundraising
effort for the Association,
proceeds do not generate
enough funds to cover
expenses, leaving the
organization to depend
on the help of corporate
partner. One such partner
for many years has been
Doctors Hospital, which
recently presented the
Association with a
cheque to assist with res-
cue missions.

“We make a sizeable
donation to BASRA each
year in support of the
tremendous job that they
do at sea.

“We are aware that
money for rescue efforts,
fuel, radios, boats, life-
saving equipment and
their maintenance; the
upkeep of their head-
quarters, etc, can be quite
expensive.

“By adding to their
fundraising efforts, we
can ensure that BASRA
is equipped to continue
to provide life-saving
emergency assistance to
those persons in distress
and/or stranded at sea,”
stated Michele Rassin,
Vice President of Opera-
tions, Doctors Hospital.

Their next mission may
save you. You can help
by volunteering your ser-
vices, becoming a BAS-
RA member or by for-
warding your donation to
Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue
Association, PO Box SS
6247, Nassau, Bahamas.
Any funds you are willing
to give will be gratefully
accepted.

HOSPITAL DONATION: (I-r) PAUL Haven, vice-president of Human Resources
at Doctors Hospital; Chris Lloyd, operations manager at BASRA; Michele
Rassin, vice-president of Operations at Doctors Hospital, makes a cheque pre-
sentation to Richard Parker, Commodore of BASRA.

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¢ File a Float Plan. Always let reliable people know where you
are going and when you expect to return and stick to it. Stay in the
general area you gave as a destination. Make sure he or she has the
name and a full description of your boat (length, hull and deck
colour, number and make of engines if out-board, Bimini top,
outriggers, fly-bridge, towing dingy, etc.) and the number of per-
sons on board.

¢ Pre Departure Check. Always check the weather forecast
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radio stations. Check bilge pump, radio, anchor, and paddles etc.
Consider a spare anchor and line.

¢ Know your fuel capacity and consumption at various speeds
and loads. Always take enough fuel for the trip. If possible take an
extra can of fuel. You may have to slow down in rough weather and
take twice as long to reach your destination.

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giving the total weight to be carried and maximum number of
passengers and maximum horsepower. If you smell fuel, do not
start the engine. If you are painting the bottom or putting on a can-
vas, consider a red colour for easy rescue visibility. It is very diffi-
cult to see a blue and white boat in a blue and white ocean.

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PUBLIC Works and Trans-
port Minister Neko Grant
raised the awareness of road
safety among young people
during the 5th Annual Nation-
al Road Safety Youth Sympo-
sium last Thursday.

“It is timely as it is during
this early stage in their lives
they are learning many new
concepts and developing
habits,” Minister Grant said.
“We are also aware that our
country’s future economic
growth is contingent upon our
youth attaining healthy adult-
hood thereby allowing them to
make a meaningful contribu-
tion.”

Mr Grant said it is “impera-
tive” that the present time be
used to save lives and prevent
injuries by instructing young
people on the safe use of the
streets.

The symposium was organ-
ised by the Road Traffic
Department; the Ministry of
Works; and Chevron Bahamas
Limited and held under the
theme “Decade of Action for
Road Safety.” Participants
included government, private
and Family Island high school
students. The following topics
were addressed throughout the
day: Causes of Crashes and Pre-
ventative Measures, Motorcycle
Safety, and Injuries Related to
Traffic Crashes. Presenters
were Sgt Garlon Rolle of the
Traffic Division; Daniel
Williams, Cedric Cash, emer-
gency medical technician and
Jerome Rolle.

In attendance was Philip
Turner, road traffic controller,
Albie Hope, transportation spe-
cialist, Michael Hudson, road
safety coordinator, Ryan Bain,
district sales manager of
Chevron Bahamas and Valtio
Cooper, Texaco youth
spokesperson.

Mr Grant said safer use of
streets by young people is a
major concern for The
Bahamas in light of statistics
that reveal that young persons
under the age of 26 accounted

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ROAD SAFETY ADDRESS: Public

Letisha Henderson/BIS

Grant gives the keynote address at the fifth annual national Road Safety
Youth Symposium held at Worker’s House.

for 50 per cent of all road traf-
fic deaths within the last two
years.

Other statistics revealed by
Mr Grant indicate that 45 fatal-
ities were recorded during 2008
of which 22 were persons up to
25 years old. Furthermore, 56
traffic fatalities were recorded
in 2009 of which 29 were per-
sons up to 25 years old.

“This is a most undesirable
trend, and its reversal remains a
priority of the Government,”
said Mr Grant. “It is to be not-
ed, however, that this trend is
not unique to The Bahamas as
focus on this issue continues to
gain momentum international-
ly.”
Mr Grant explained that the
World Health Organisation’s
2007 Report on Youth and
Road Safety listed road traffic
injuries as the leading cause of
death globally among 15 to 19
years old and the second lead-
ing cause of death among per-
sons 10 to 14 years old and 20
to 24 years old.

In an effort to reduce the
number of road traffic related
injuries and deaths globally Mr
Grant said the UN General
Assembly adopted a resolution
proclaiming 2011 to 2020 as the
Decade of Action for Road

Safety. The resolution calls for
development of a Plan of
Action for the decade and UN
member states have been
encouraged to set national road
traffic casualty reduction tar-
gets to be achieved by the end
of 2020.

“As a member of the UN, we
therefore welcome the addi-
tional opportunities that will be
presented through this Decade
of Action for Road Safety. Dur-
ing the 10-year period, we will
further advance efforts to
reduce the number of road traf-
fic fatalities in The Bahamas,”
Mr Grant said.

He reflected on initiatives
implemented locally during the
past year that play a significant
role in the education of young
persons on safer use of the
streets. They include the
relaunch of the Safe Driving
Simulator Programme, the
development of the new High-
way Code and the introduction
of the Drivers Manual.

Mr Grant acknowledged and
thanked Chevron Bahamas
Limited, the Road Traffic
Department, the National
Road Safety Committee and
other Government agencies
that have partnered with his
Ministry to host the symposium.





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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 9

LOCAL NEWS

Governor-General's Youth
Award launches new look

and recruitment plans

More islands than ever
joining programme

IN an age when social
media dominates how the
under 25-set connect, the
country’s leading youth
development programme
said it is reinventing how it
appeals to participants —
with a new look, upgraded
website with a sign-up
inquiry e-mail option, Face-
book presence and plans for
a DVD.

The Governor-General’s
Youth Award (GGYA)
announced its rebranding
last week, unveiling a new
blue-and-gold style in two
brochures, one for prospec-
tive participants, another for
donors and volunteers, and
news that the 2010 recruit-
ment drive is officially
underway with more islands
than ever joining the popu-

lar programme.

National executive direc-
tor Denise Mortimer said
GGYA will also continue
to make a special effort to
target at-risk youth.

“GGYA has proven an
invaluable life experience
for more than 8,000 young
men and women in the
Bahamas since the pro-
gramme was founded origi-
nally under the moniker of
the Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award in 1976,” said Ms
Mortimer.

“Through various ele-
ments — community service,
personal skills development,
expeditions and recreation —
participants have learned
the value of teamwork,
made a difference in their
communities, developed

Craig Eldon for DP&A

GETTING GEARED UP: Pictured (I-
r) are GGYA board of trustee secre-
tary Rosamund Roberts and nation-
al executive director Denise Mor-
timer with new marketing materials
geared toward prospective partici-
pants and volunteers. Revamped
recruitment plans include a new
look, online outreach and a slated

DVD.

new skills they will carry
with them through life and,
along the way, discovered
their own strengths.”
Participants are able to
sign up at school, through
their churches or individu-
ally and while there are
already organised GGYA
groups in Abaco, Grand
Bahama, Acklins Island,
Andros, Crooked Island
and Long Island as well as
in New Providence, Ms
Mortimer hopes to expand
to additional islands this
year.
But much of that
depends on individuals who

Civil protection director: At least
five dead after storm hits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

More than a dozen houses were struck

serve as nalunier. accom-
panying participants on
camping trips and expedi-
tions and without whom the
programme could not oper-
ate, said Ms Mortimer.

“Parents are invited to
get involved in the recruit-
ment process and we plan
to make presentations to
PTA groups and other par-
enting organisations to
encourage participation in
a mentoring or training
capacity,” said Ms Mor-
timer.

“New marketing materi-
als and a sharpened focus
prepare us to introduce our
programme in every island
in the Bahamas by the mid-
dle of next year.”

In 1996, the programme
was rebranded as the Gov-
ernor-General'’s Youth

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Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

EXUMA

(008) Lot #4742 Bahama Sound of Exu-
ma No.6 a subdivision of land situate at the
southeastern portion of The Forest Estate near
Southside and The Forest Great Exuma. Prop-
erty size 10,000 sq ft. Building size 2400 sq
ft. Consisting of 2- 1 bedroom and bath unit
and 1-2 bedrooms bath unit. Appraised value
$219,200.

(569) Lot #14867 “Bahama Sound” Exuma
is located about 10 miles northwest of George
Town Exuma and about | mile south of Em-
erald Bay, The Four Seasons Resort and Ro-
ker’s Point. Located Mt. Thompson and Farm-
er's Hill. The property is 10,000 sq ft in area
with 80 ft frontage on Queen's Highway; the
main road. The property contains a partially
completed apartment complex with five, 1
bedroom units, 4 efficiency units and | shop
space. Appraised value $488,240.

(008) Property containing 3 beds 1-bath home
constructed of concrete blocks located Moss
Town and number 18 in The Department of
Housing Subdivision, Moss Town Exuma Ba-
hamas. Property Size 7853. Appraised Value$
113,800.

(008) Property containing 6 Units 1-bed
1-bath apartment units to First Floor Belt
Course. Partially developed properties. All
those piece or lots of land being Lot # 1679
and 1680 Bahama Sound Subdivision, Exu-
ma Number 3, Great Exuma. Properties Size:
10,000 sq ft each. Appraised Value $205,000.
(008) Partially developed property located
Golf Boulevard, lot# 20, Flamingo Bay Estates
near George Town, Exuma, Bahamas. The land
is 25,017 square feet and being developed
with a two storey apartment complex with
a living area of 1770 square feet. The build-
ing is completed to the first floor beltcourse
and all electrical, plumbing and other rough
work have been completed on the ground
floor. Appraised value $100,050.

(008) Developed property located lots #11165
& 11166, Bahama Sound #8, Great Exuma. The
land is 7,200 square feet containing duplex
with a building area of 1,706 square feet with
(1) two bed/2bath unit and (1) two bed/1bath
unit. Appraised value $185,376.

(008) Developed property located lot#9786,
Bahama Sound #9 situated at the northwest-
ern portion of the Forest Estate in he vicinity
of the settlements of Mount Thompson and
Farmer's Hill and ten miles south northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma. The land is
10,000 square feet developed with a single
family residence with 1300 square feet of liv-
ing area, containing three bedrooms, and two
bathrooms. The building is constructed of
hardi-siding. Appraised value $154,000.
(008) Lot located about 10.5 miles north-
west of George Town, Bahama Sound #8 East
lot#6647, a subdivision of land situated at the
northeastern portion of The Forest Estate, in
the vicinity of Mt Thompson and Farmers
Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Site contains
10,000 sq ft and is developed with a duplex
apartment, containing 2-bed, 1-bath apart-
ments. 2,160 sq ft ing area of hardiplank
construction. Appraised value $198,000.
(008) Lot No. 5596 located Bahama Sound
No. 7 east, a subdivision of land situate at the
eastern portion of the Forest Estate in the vi-
cinity of Southside and Forest, Great Exuma,
Bahamas. Containing concrete building con-
sisting of 3 bed 2 bath home Building size
1062 sq ft. Lot size 10,000.00 sq ft. Appraised
value $219,050.00.

(008) Lot ofland #12975, #14 Bahama Sound,
Exuma (situated about 1-5/8 miles southeast-
wardly of George Town). Containing Hardi-
plank building consisting ofa triplex partial
complete 2-1 bedrooms | bath and 1-bed 1
bath units. Building size 2160 sq ft. Lot size

EXUMA
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land be-
ing Lot No. 102 in the Subdivision known as
“EXUMA HARBOUR’ Great Exuma measur-
ing 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $20,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
being Lots #961 and 962 Bahama Sound of
Exuma No.4, a subdivision of land situate
at the western portion of the FOREST Estate
in the vicinity of FOREST, Great Exuma, Ba-
hamas. Property is 20,000 sq.ft. Appraised
value: $20,000.
(569) Single family residential Lot # 11698
Bahama Sound Subd. #11 West, Great Exuma.
Size: a 10,426 sq.ft. Appraised value
$15,000.
(569) Single family residential Lot No. 11703
Bahama Sound Subd. Number 11 West, Great
Exuma. Size: approx. 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised
value $15,000.
(008) Vacant lot of land #6592 Bahama
Sound, Exuma No 8E, Great Exuma. Prop-
erty Size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised Value $20,000.
(008) Partially develaped parcel of land be-
ing 10,000 sq.ft. situated about the eastern
»ortion of The Forest Estate in the vicin-
ity of the settlements of Southside and The
Forest being Lot Number 4803 in Bahama
Sound of Exuma 6, Exuma The Bahamas.
Appraised value $25,000.
(008) All that piece parcel of lot and land
on the Island of Great Exuma one of the said
Bahama Islands and situate about ten and
one-half (10 1/2 ) miles Northwestwardly
of Gearge Town which said piece parcel or
lot ofland is number 10750 Bahama Sound
O.A.E. 10,900 sq ft. Appraised value $65,000.
(008) Anundeveloped waterfront lot #12032
size 10,600 sq.ft. in the Bahama Sound of
Exuma Subdivision Number 11 West, Great
Exuma, Bahamas. Appraised value $224,000.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all that
pee parcel or lot of land being lot No. 12903
ahama Sound No.14 a subdivision ofa tract
of land situated approximately 1 5/8 miles
southeastwardly of Geroge Town, Exuma Ba-
hamas. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised
Value $20,000.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all that
piece of parcel or lot of land being a portion
of Lot No. 51, Area 3, Palm Hill Section, Fla-
mingo Bay Estates a subdivision situated
immediately south of George Town, on the
Island of Exuma Bahamas. Property Size
10,206 sq.ft. Appraised value $35,000.00
(008) All that piece parcel or lot of land

COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8568

(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(801) Mr, Jerome Pinder

(802) Mr. Brian Knowles

(803) Mr. Vandyke Pratt

(804) Mrs. Hope Sealey

(805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms O'brien
(806) Mrs. Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
(811) Ms. Lydia Gardiner
PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or 242-302-3800
(201) Ms. Nicola Walker

(205) Mrs. Anya Major







10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $180,000.
(008) Lot#B-5707 situated approximately 11
miles north west of the settlement of George
Town, Bahama Sound No. 7 east. Located be-
tween the settlements of Mt. Thompson and
the forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Contain-
ing a triplex of two-1-bed 1-bath units and
one - 2 bedrooms 1-bath unit. Building size
1705 sq ft. Property size 4,000 sq ft. Appraised
value $216,980.

(008) Lot No. 9800, Bahama Sound No.9, a
subdivision of land situate at the northeast-
ern portion of the Forest Estate in the vicinity
of the settlement of Mt. Thompson and the
Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Containing
a triplex. Building size 2492 sq ft. Property
size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value 336,500,
(008) All that piece of parcel of lots of land
being Lot No. 6226, Bahama Sound No, 7 East
a subdivision of land situate at the eastern
portion of the Forest Estate in the vicinity of
Southside and Forest, Great Exuma, Baha-
mas. Property size 10,000 sq ft. Containing
a duplex. Building size 1152 sq ft Appraise
value $186,320.

ELEUTHERA

(902) Lot ofland 94x94 x 150x 150 on Queens
Highway just south of Palmetto Point Eleuthera
with a two storey stone building containing
two apartments. Each unit has 3 bed/2 1/2
bath, kitchen, living room and 3 linen clos-
ets. Appraised value $287,209.

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom 2bath
concrete structure located Triana Shores Har-
bour Island, Eleuthera. Property size 80’ x 120'
x80' 120 ft. Appraised valued at $ 332,735.

(901) Lot #57 block #Trianna Shores, Har-
bour Island Eleuthera containing 3 bed 2 bath
front room, dining room, & kitchen- concrete
structure, 1926.40 sq. ft wooden deck 321.60
sq.ft. property 9600 sq. ft. - appraised value
- $448,645.

(901) Lot“K" Barrack Street, Harbour Island
containing a2 storey concrete building with
4bed 4 bath, dining room & kitchen -Build-
ing 2934.56 sq. ft.property 6563 sq. ft. - ap-
praised value - $479,228.

(902) Registered Legal Mortgage over Lot #64
Banana Beach, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
with a triplex foundation Appraised Value
$105,000

(560) Tract ofland located The Bluff Eleuthera,
overlooking the beautiful Bluff Harbour. Prop-
erty contains four parcels of land with a total
area of approximately 151,528 sq ft. Property
is ideal for a waterfront development. Con-
tains a tri-plex condominium under construc-
tion up to belt-course and a private dock.
Appraised value $1,118,000.

(902) Lot6A North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
containing a 2bed/ | bath residence with ad-
journing incomplete apartment. Property size
8,500 sq. ft; building size floor area 1,639.08
+ covered porch. Appraised Value $188,740.
(902) Lot #54, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera con-
taining 2-bed/1 bath duplex, property size
7,500 sq ft. Appraised value $146,437

(902) Lotofland situated in the area of Pin-
dling Drive, Rock Sound, Eleuthera, with stone
building up to belt course. Property size 11,333
sq ft Appraised value $35,000

(902) Lot # CA 1, Palmetto Shores, South
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, containing 3-sto-
rey 4 bedroom 3 bath house approx. 3,336 sq
ftliving space; property size 11,868 sq ft. Ap-
praised value $230,000

(902) Parcel of land 0.36 acres big southern
side of Swamp Road and immediately south
of the settlement of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera
with a2 storey 3 bed 2 bath newly constructed
residence. Appraised Value $164,000

(902) Lot south of Palmetto Point on the

main Eleuthera Highway, Eleuthera, Baha-
mas containing a 2 bed, | bath duplex unit
with gross floor area 1,457.84 each, Property
size 1.115 acres. Appraised value $212,667.
SPANISH WELLS

(560) Lot of land # 2 Sea View Subdivision,
Russell Island adjacent to the settlement of
Spanish Wells. Property size 11,323 sq. ft, build-
ing size 2236 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2
bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, dining
room, laundry room, covered porch, a one car
garage, and a covered water tank. Appraised
value $299,000

(560) Lot of land in Spanish Wells located
between 8th and 9th street near The Island-
er Shop. Property size 3,654 sq. ft. Building
(wooden structure) size 1370 sq. ft. contain-
ing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, front room/ dining
room and kitchen, House is in good condi-
tion. Proper landscaping with poured con-
crete driveways & walkway. Appraised value
$155,000.00.

(560) Lot numbers | and 2 ofa tract of sev-
en parcels between Harbour Road and the
Main Public Road near 22nd Street Spanish
Wells Bahamas. Property size 12,428 sq. ft.
Building size 4516 sq. ft. containing 3 bed, 2
bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, laundry
room, covered porch, and a covered water
tank. Basement offers a garage, work-shop,
play room and small office area. House is in
excellent condition Proper landscaping with
poured concrete driveways & walkway. Ap-
praised value $555,179.

(560) Lot of land having the number Two
(2) of the Subdivision called and known as
Ocean Estates, Russell Island, Spanish Wells.
Property size 12,179 sq. ft, building size 1976
sq. ft. Building is constructed of lumber and
hardy plank, containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,
living room, an eat-in kitchen, dining room,
utility room, covered porch, and covered wa-
ter tank. Landscaped with poured concrete
driveway & walkway. Appraised value $455,190
(560) Lot of land on Russell Island, Span-
ish Wells. Property size 13,446 sq. ft, build-
ing size 3074 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms,
2 bath, an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room,
utility room, laundry room, covered porch,
covered driveway and a two car garage. Also
contains a 30,000 gallon rainwater tank. Ap-
praised value $460,780

(560) Lot #27 in a subdivision of 8 parcels
situated immediately east of Ocean Heights
Subdivision, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Prop-
erty size 12,500 sq.ft. Building size 1820 sq
ft. containing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an
eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, laundry
room and a one car garage. Covered front en-
tryway an observation deck and a patio. The
house is in excellent condition. Appraised
value $314,000

(560) Lotofland being lot #1, Sea View Sub-
division, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Prop-
erty size 11, 284 sq.ft, Building size 2,485 sq It.
containing 3 bed, 2 bath, an eat-in kitchen,
living room, dining room and laundry room
plus one car garage, covered front porch/en-
tryway and a rear patio/water tank. Properly
landscaped, with poured concrete driveway
and walkway. Appraised value $375,000.
(560) Lot of land 1520 feet west of the gov-
ernment dock at Muddy Hole, Russell Island,
Spanish Wells. Property size 17,083 sq. ft. Build-
ing size 2426 sq ft. containing 3 bedrooms,
21/2 bathrooms, front room/ dining room,
kitchen, garage and covered front porch. Ap-
praised value $347,000.

(560) Loton 30th Street Spanish Wells, Ba-
hamas. Property size 6,500 sq. ft, building size
1800 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,
living room, kitchen, laundry room, covered
porch, and a covered water tank. House is
in good condition, proper landscaping with



VACANT PROPERTIES

being Lot No. 9773, Bahamas Sound No. 9,
a subdivision of land situated a the north-
ern portion of ‘The Forest Estate’ in the vi-
cinity of the settlement of Mt. Thompson
and Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
11 1/4 miles from George Town. The subject
site contains 10,000 sq ft and undeveloped.
Appraised value of $18,000.

(008) All that piece parcel or lot ofland be-
ing Lot No. 19726-7 & 19283-4 located Baha-
ma Sound No. 21, on Taxi Way, a subdivision
of land situated at approximately 2000 feet
north east of George Town, Old Airport and
about 1.5 miles southeast of the settlement
of George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas. The
undeveloped properties are a total of 8,000
sq.ft. Appraised value $32,000.
(008) Lot #14857, Bahama Sound No. 17,
subdivision approximately 1/4 mile South-
eastwardly of the Southside and 1 mile from
Moss Town Airport, Great Exuma, Bahamas,
located Morning Glory Road. This partially
developed lot contains 9,010 sq ft. Appraised
value $12,764.
(008) Vacant property, lot#10948, Bahama
Sound #8, situated about the northeastern
ortion of The Forest Estate in the vicin-
ity of the villages of Mount Thompson and
Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Ap-
praised value: TBA
(008) Lot No. 1862, located Bahama Sound
No. 5 East, a subdivision of land situated
at the southeastern portion of The Forest
Estate, in the vicinity of the settlements of
the Southside and The Forest, Great Exuma,
Bahamas. This ee property con-
tains a total of 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value
$12,000.
(008) LotNo. 11215, located Bahama Sound
No. 8, a subdivision of land situated at the
southeastern portion of The Forest Estate,
in the vicinity of the settlements of South-
side and The Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
This developed land is a total of 10,000 sq.ft.
Appraised value of $12,000.
(569) Lot #14872 situated at the northeast-
ern portion of The Forest Estate in the vi-
cinity of the settlements of Mt. Thompson
and Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma one of the
Bahama Islands. Property is 10,000 sq.ft. Ap-
praised value $110,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
comprising of Lot numbers C-9454 & C-9455
situated in a registered Subdivision called
and known as Bahama Sound of Exuma Sec-
tion 12, Exuma. Property is 20,000 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $170,000.
(401) Vacant lot ofland and being part ofa

parcel ofa tract of land known as “Hooper's”,
Great Exuma. The property is comprise of
8,661 sq. ft. Appraised value $25,000.

(008) All that piece parcel of land being
lot#5101 located Bahama Sound #6, situ-
ated about the western portion of The For-
est Estate in the vicinity of the Settlements
of Southside and The Forest, Great Exuma.
Appraised value TBA.

(569) Lots#7531B, #7890R and #78901 Ba-
hama Sound of Exuma No.1! Subdivision situ-
ate on the Island of Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Appraised value $55,000.

(008) All that piece parcel of land located
lot#8810 in the subdivision known as Bahama
Sound #12 situated about 7 miles northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma. Appraised
value TBA.

(008) Lot No. 3199 situate in the subdivi-
sion called and known as Bahama Sound of
Exuma No.5 on the Island of Great Exuma
and Lot No. 6735 situated ten and one half
miles northwest of George Town being of
Bahama Sound No.8 east Exuma Bahamas.
Both Lots are vacant and are 10,000 sq ftin
size. Appraised TBA.

(008) Lot No. B-7429 Bahama Sound No.
11 of Great Exuma Bahamas. Property Size
10,000 sq ft. Vacant property. Appraised value
$16,800.

(008) Lot # 4919 Bahama Sound No. 6,
Exuma. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Vacant
property. Appraised value $10,000.

(008) All that piece of parcel or lot of land
being lot Nos. 9652 &9653 of Bahama Sound
No. 9, Great Exuma situate about 101/2 miles
Northwest of settlement of George Town,
Exuma, Bahamas. Property Size 10,000 sq
ft. Vacant property. Appraised value $34,000.
(008) Lot #1202, Bahama Sound No. 3,Ex-
uma. Lot size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value
$9,000.

ELEUTHERA

(902) Vacant Lot #18 Block 33 Section “C”
Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Ba-
hamas. The property is located in a devel-
oped residential subdivision with all ameni-
ties. Appraised value $35,000.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5, Block 29A Section C Eleuthera
Shores, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Appraised
value $29,000.

(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sq. ft.) situ-
ated in Mango Lane Section “B” Block #15,
Eleuthera Island Shores on the Island of
Eleuthera. Appraised value $50,189.



OFFICERS

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mr. James Strachan

(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
MACKEY STREET BRANCH

Tel: 242-393-3097

(601) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough
JOHN E KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH
Tel: 242-325-4711

(401) Mr. Robert Pantry

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Jason Sawyer

(503) Mr. Dwight King

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH BRANCH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180
(716) Ms. Quincy Fisher

(717) Mrs, Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs, Catherine Davis
(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott

(570) Mr. Elton Kemp

(571) Mrs. Faye Daniels

poured concrete driveways & walkway, Ap-
praised value $272,000.

ANDROS

(400) Property in Calabash Bay, Andros. 75’
x 150' witha small grocery store 480 sq. ft. and
an incomplete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq. ft.
Appraised value $65,000.

(400) Lot#14Love Hill, Andros totalling 20,000
sq. ft. Property contains a two storey 5-bed,
3-bath residence. Appraised value $185,000.
(400) Lot is situated Queens Highway in
Cargill Creek, Andros, totalling 30,000 sq ft.
Property contains one completed building 2
bedroom, 2bath 1,200 sq feet, and two under
construction.. Appraised value $324,502.
(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown Allotments,
Love Hill Settlement, Andros. Containing a
two-storey res. Appraised Value $100,000.
(400) Lotis situated in Coakley Bight, Behring
Point Andros totalling 30,339sq ft. Property
contains a split level 3-bed 2-bath 2,386 sq
ft house. Appraised value - $196,253

(400) Lot #16 is situated in Marina Ridge
in the settlement of Fresh Creek Andros, to-
talling 16,200 sq ft. Property contains a one
bedroom one bath house 840 sq ft. Appraised
value - $90,280

(400) Lot of land containing 22,702 sq ft in
the settlement of Davis Creek, Fresh Creek
Town Area, Central Andros Island, containing
thereon a building 3030 sq ft. which house a
five unit apartment complex. Appraised value
$195,322.

(565) Lot west of the Coastal Water front
and east of Queen's Highway directly opposite
Harold Road the location of the National In-
surance Sub-Office at the Bluff Settlement of
South Andros and containing thereon a 2-bed
1-bath residence. Property size (63' x 75") ap-
prox 4,725 sq.ft. Appraised value $75,000.
OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS

(910) Lot #12 Maderia Park, a small sub-di-
vision on the outskirts of Treasure Cay, Abaco
with a 9,444 sq ft concrete block residence
with asphalt shingle roof 3-bed, 2-bath, family
room, living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Appraised value : $147,000.

(908) Lot# 52 Crown Allotments located
Murphy Town, Abaco with size being 10,200
sq ft. Containing a one storey house with 4
bed/2 bath - Concrete Block Structure -Ap-
praised value .$200,000.00

(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdivision of
Spring City, Abaco with size being 8,925 sq
ft. Containing a one storey wooden structure
house with 3 bed/1 bath of 7985 sq ft. Ap-
praised value $60,000.

(811) Property containing Condo “Milleni-
um II”, Unit A-101, building 57, Phase 1C, 2
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining
room, utility closet & patio. Situated in the
area known as Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini, Ba-
hamas. Appraised value $485,000.

(105) Lot containing 2 story bldg. with three
bed, two anda half bath residence, and 30’ x
86' situated Bailey Town, North Bimini. Ap-
praised value $235,000

(101-F) Property situated Alice Town, The Is-
land of North Bimini, being Parcel “A’ meas-
uring 9,267 sq. ft. with incomplete 3 storey
single family home. Appraised value $542,000
(811) Condo Bldg 20-T (TREEHOUSE) in
“Bimini Bay Condominium phases 1-A(1)”,
Bimini Bay, North Bimini. Unit has 1-bed
1-bath with 1140 sq ft, front porch, balcony
and central a/c. Appraised value: $390,000.

(811) Condominuim Unit Bimini Bay Subdi-
vision, 2 bed, 2 bath Oceanfront unit, 1385
square feet, incl patia/ balcony located Bimini
Bay, North Bimini. Appraised value $419,900

(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleuthera Island
Shores, Seaside Drive Section B, Block #15,
Eleuthera, Bahamas. 9,691 sq. ft. Appraised
value $27,620.
(902) Lot# 10 comprising 10,546 sq ft situ-
ated on Northeast side of the Queens High-
way on the island of Eleuthera approx. Three
hundredths of a mile Northwest of the Pal-
metto Point crossing. Appraised Value $54,600
(569) Lot of land in James Cistern on
Eleuthera, Bahamas measuring approx
10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value TB,
(569) Lot #3 beinga portion of the subdi-
vision ofa tract of land located in the village
approximately 1.41 miles southeast of We-
miyss Bight, Eleuthera, Bahamas and meas-
uring 3.240 acres (281.27’ x 502’) Appraised
value $60,000.
(902) Lot #10 comprising ey
10,546 sq ft situated on the northeast side of
Queen's Highway, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $54,600
OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS
(505) ‘Ten acres of land on Woods Cay, Little
Abaco, between Cooper's Town and Cedar
Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. The property is
undeveloped but has a seaview from both
the north and south side. Appraised Value
$1,078,750.
(909) Vacant residential Lot# 63 (7800 sq.
ft.) Crown Allotments located Murphy Town,
Abaco- Appraised value.$18,000.
(569) Lot #518 Section 2, Phase III Stella
Maris Subdivision, Long Island. Property is
11,700 sq.ft. Appraised value $45,000.
(724) Vacant land, Lot #184 of Phase 3, Sec-
tion 2 of Stella Maris Sub-Division (11,500
sq.ft.) situate at Adderley’s, Long Island. Ap-
praised value $30,000.
(105) Vacant lot #53 in Block #5 in the Sub-
division called and known as “Port Royale”
South Bimini Bahamas. Appraised value TBA.
(724) 4.8 acres of vacant land being por-
tion of Lot #68, Flowers Road, Driggs Hill,
South Andros. Appraised value $35,000.
(902) Lot#s 13 & 14 Block 50 Greenwood
Estates Subdivision, Cat Island. property size
8,000 sq. ft each. Appraised Value $40,000
(560) ‘Two vacant properties (Lot 12¢ 5789
sq.ft and Lot 12d 5231 sq.ft) Creek Bay Sub-
division, Russell Island Bridge on the north-
ern side of the island, Russell Island, Span-
ish Wells. These lots are elevated lots that
offer outstanding ocean views and a short
ath to the beach. Appraised value Lot 12¢
85,000 and Lot 12d $80,000.

ANDROS TOWN BRANCH
Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Ms. Cyprianna Williams
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Julius Seymour
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier

(910) Mr Kermit Curry
BIMINI BRANCH
Tel:242-347-3031

(105) Ms. Italia Beckford

NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs, Renea Walkine
LYFORD CAY BRANCH

GRAY’S, LONG ISLAND

Tel: 242-337-0101
(100) Mrs. Lucy Wells

EXUMA BRANCH

Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037
(1O1-N) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-336-3251
(008) Ms. Joycelyn Mackey
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-352-6631/2

Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Ms. Nicole Evans
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH

Tel:242-333-2230
(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda

(101-F) Ms. Garnell Frith
(102) Ms. Elaine Collie
(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-Cartwright

(108) Ms, Sylvie Carey
SPANISH WELLS

Tel: 242-333-4131 or 242-333-4145
(560) Mr. Walter Carey

THE TRIBUNE



Human resources

manager at BEC
is boss of the year

MARISA Mason-Smith,
Human Resources and
Training Manager at
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration has achieved many dis-
tinctions in the course of her
career. None has made her
prouder than being named
Boss of the Year for 2010 by
the International Association
of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Branch.

On receiving her award,
Ms Smith said, “I was hum-
bled because it’s a competi-
tive and prestigious title. I
am very honoured to have
been chosen to receive this
international award.”

Ms Smith has good reason
to be proud. The title is a
much-sought after recogni-
tion from a highly respected
body. IAAP is a non-profit
association for office profes-
sionals with approximately
28,000 members and affili-
ates and nearly 600 chapters
around the world. Its mission
is to enhance the success of
career-minded administrative
professionals by providing
opportunities for growth
through education, commu-
nity building and leadership
development.

Ms Smith, a seasoned
human resources profession-
al, has a long history of con-
tributions to human
resources development in
The Bahamas. She is a
founding member and two-
term past president of the
Bahamas Human Resources
Development Association
(BHRDA). She has held
many other positions in that
association, including vice
president of programmes,
public relations director and
membership director. Dur-
ing Smith’s term in the lat-
ter position, the association
grew and experienced its
largest and most active pro-
fessional membership to
date. In October 2009, she
was re-elected to the execu-
tive membership of the asso-
ciation as vice president of
education.

Sharnette Ferguson, presi-
dent of the IAAP Bahamas
Branch said, “Mrs Marissa
Mason-Smith in my estima-
tion is the ultimate profes-
sional. From my first
encounter with her, she has
been consistent in her
appearance, disposition and
speech. Mrs Marissa Mason-
Smith has always been an
encourager to engage in
those things which will
enhance your skills as an
office professional, pursue
your dreams and use every
opportunity as one to learn
something new. When the
announcement was made at
this year’s Administrative
Professionals’ Day Luncheon
(April 21) at the Wyndham
Resort & Crystal Palace
Casino, even though we did
not know who the nominees
were, I was not surprised
when her name was called,
she is highly admired and
respected within our Associ-
ation.”

In her leadership role in



BOSS OF THE YEAR:
Marisa Mason-Smith

the BHRDA, Ms Smith pio-
neered the Association in
qualifying, joining and
obtaining international sta-
tus with the Society of
Human Resources Manage-
ment in 1988. Headquartered
in Virginia, the Society has
professional membership of
some 350,000 people. Ms
Smith is the first Bahamian
to hold the position of exec-
utive director and area rep-
resentative, an executive
position on that internation-
al board.

Ms Smith can boast of a
highly specialised education
in her professional field. She
holds a Master of Science
degree in Human Resources
Development from the Uni-
versity of Manchester, Man-
chester, England. This degree
was focused on productivity
management in public sector
organisations. She also holds
a Bachelor of Science degree
in Business Management
(Human Resource Manage-
ment concentration) from
Florida Atlantic University.
She has also been the recipi-
ent of many certifications in
the areas of business man-
agement and human
resources management and
development.

While studying in England,
Ms Smith was awarded a
consultancy, whereby she
worked with a team of
human resource professionals
and consultants, to assist in
the reorganisation and
restructuring of a public
organisation. Currently, Ms
Smith lectures part time at
several tertiary institutions
including the College of The
Bahamas. Her core subjects
are: Human Resource Man-
agement, Human Resource
Development, Managerial
Psychology, Business Com-
munication and Organisation
Development and Industrial
Relations.

Since 2003, Marisa Mason-
Smith has held the position
of Human Resources Man-
ager at BEC, where she is
responsible for more than
1000 employees. Prior to this
appointment, she was
employed with the Govern-
ment of The Bahamas in the
Department of Public Ser-
vice.

College of Bahamas signs historic
Memorandum of Understanding

FROM page five

The EBSCOhost Publishing Company, based in Birmingham,
Alabama, is the provider of online research databases for schools
worldwide, including the Bahamas.

As a result of the collaboration, students, lecturers, physicians,
nurses and other allied health professionals now have access to the
vast library of on-line databases, which now include Health Busi-
ness Elite, Medline, Nursing Reference Centre, Patient Education
Reference Centre, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection,
Rehabilitation Reference Centre and Scientific and Medical Art

Imagebase.

“We are delighted to have all these resources, especially the ones
added due to the consortium because we would not be able to
afford them otherwise,” explained COB Hilda Bowen Librarian,
Ms. Virginia Ballance. “These products are state-of-the-art. They
are the same as the ones you would find in any university nursing
and medical programme anywhere in the world. These are won-
derful resources that students can also use when practising nurses.”

Ministry of Health and Public Hospital’s Authority staff fully
endorse the collaboration, which enables various departments in
New Providence and on the Family Islands to electronically access
valuable medical information on patient care from an evidence-
based medical database called Dynamed. This is critically impor-
tant given the archipelagic nature of The Bahamas and the chal-
lenges that can sometimes occur when health providers at poly-
clinics in the Family Islands need ready access to important med-

ical information.

“The Department of Public Health has offices spread across The
Bahamas and for physicians, nurses and anyone in the allied health
field, here and in the Family Islands, to have access to these col-
lections of databases is wonderful,” said Cheryl Thompson, Deputy
Chief Health Education Officer, Department of Public Health.

“These databases provide current evidence-based information
that can be used for planning, for developing policies and making

critical decisions.”

Embracing its mission to support national development through
education, research and innovation and service, the College will
continue to encourage collaborations, which enhance training and
learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff.



THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS





Race Why Ie a A Ae a

Steele Ses

CONFERENCE: Shown in the front row of the photo from left to
right are a member of the ACWF; Meng Xiaosi, vice-president and
member of the Secretariat of the ACWF; Carol Cox-Wait, a past
president of the IWF; Chen Zhili, ACWF president, Senator Allyson
Maynard-Gibson; Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of
the Secretariat of the ACWF, and Fran Streets, a past president of

the IWF.

Senator leads
elegation
to women’s
conference

SENATOR Allyson May-
nard Gibson, president of
the International Women’s
Forum, led the largest dele-
gation — other than the Chi-
nese delegation — to the
International Conference on
Women in Urban Develop-
ment and Commemoration
of the 15th Anniversary of
the Beijing Declaration on
Women.

The conference was held
from September 16-18 in
Shanghai, China and was
hosted by the All China
Women’s Federation
(ACWF), led by ACWF
president Madam Chen
Zhilli, who is also the vice-
chairman of the Standing
Committee of the National
People’s Congress.

Madam Chen Zhili is the

third highest national office
holder in government of the
People’s Republic of Chi-
na.

Senator Gibson also
chaired the “Plenary: Minis-
terial and High-level Ses-
sion” on September 17,
which included, among oth-
ers, the government minis-
ters responsible for women’s
affairs of Singapore, Thai-
land, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji,
Cambodia, Brunei Darus-
salam and Bangladesh.

A meeting was also held
with Madame Chen Zhili
during which, among other
things, an agreement was
struck as to future coopera-
tion between the Interna-
tional Women’s Forum
(IWF) and the ACWF.



University of the West Indies
to establish new Caribbean
Competitiveness Centre

THE Inter-American Development Bank and the



United Kingdom’s Department for International Devel-
opment will help create a new Caribbean Competitive-
ness Centre at the University of the West Indies with a



US$750,000 grant.

The agreement was signed today by IDB Caribbean
Department Manager Gerard Johnson and E. Nigel Har-
ris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
(UWI), in the context of a Caribbean regional forum
organized by the IDB in Nassau.

“The Caribbean Competitiveness Centre will provide
intellectual leadership on issues related to private sector
development and competitiveness,” said Johnson, “by
increasing the institutional capacity to generate and share
world-class and Caribbean-specific knowledge on private
sector development and competitiveness.”

“The University of the West Indies is fully committed
with strengthening research capabilities and training to
support private sector development and competitiveness
in the region,” said Nigel Harris. “The establishment of
this centre will put UW] at the forefront of the debate on
policies to promote private sector development.”

The centre will be at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in
Trinidad and Tobago and the Pro Vice Chancellor of
Planning and Development, Bhoendradatt Tewarie,will
be its Chairman. The centre will help upgrade the techni-
cal capacity of academics and public and private sector
officials in cutting edge approaches to competitiveness,
business climate reforms, clustering and small and medi-
um-sized enterprises development.

“Tam sure that the centre will establish a network of
academics, policymakers and business leaders to share
their reflections and ideas on how to move the region for-
ward,” added Harris, who hailed the partnership as “a
great vehicle to generate new ideas and policies to
improve the region’s competitiveness.”

The University of the West Indies, as the premier
autonomous regional higher education institution serving
fifteen countries in the English-speaking Caribbean, is
the ideal partner for such an initiative.

The centre creates a timely opportunity for the region’s
academics, private sector executives and policy makers to
access the best practices across the world on private sec-

tor development.

The establishment of the Caribbean Competitiveness
Centre is closely related to a larger initiative, Compete
Caribbean, a multimillion dollar grant facility established
by the Inter-American Development Bank, the UK’s
Department for International Development (DFID), and
the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) to provide grant funding to support productive
policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives
and small and medium-sized enterprises within a compre-
hensive private sector development framework in the

Caribbean.

RBC}

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 11

PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

NEW PROVIDENCE

(801) Lot#18 in Sandilands Allotment on
the western side of Crosswind Road between
Seabreeze Lane and Pineyard Road in the
Eastern Distract of The Island of New Provi-
dence-The Bahamas, containing single sto-
rey private residence comprising the fol-
lowing: covered entry porch, living room,
dining room, kitchen, laundry room, family
room, sitting area, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom
and patio. The total area of land is approxi-
mately 7,641 square feet. Appraised value
$254,400.

(801) ‘Two parcels of land containing 21,120
sq.ft. situated on the southern side of East
Shirley Street and 100 feet west ofits junction
with "Shirlea” in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence - The Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Gas Station and Auto
Repair Shop. Appraised value $610,000.00
(805) Single Family Residence located on
the Northern Side of West Bay Street, and
immediately East of Caprice Condominium
Complex (Cable Beach). The home of 5,854
square feet consist of 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2
bathrooms, detached building (double car
garage) is 686 square feet, with reinforced
sea wall, swimming pool & deck. The wa-
terfront property has a land size of 20,994
square feet. Appraised Value $1,512,571
(800) All that parcel or lot of land being
Lots #10 and 11 in Block 29 of Coconut Grove
Subdivision, containing a shopping plaza.
The lotis trapezium in shape, 8,383 square
feet. Appraised value $315,000.00

(803) All that piece or parcel of lot con-
taining 6,887 sq [t. situated on the Eastern
side of East Street North. The property is
completely utilized by a commercial build-
ing. Erected on the property is a two storey
masonry structure with gross area consisting
of the following: Floor (Ground & Second)
- 3,341 sq.ft, Storage - 5,320 Sq.Ft, Lunch
Room - 715 sq.ft, Patios & Walkway - 1,500
Sq.Ft. Appraised value TBA

(803) All that piece or parcel of lot con-
taining 8,075 square feet situated on the
Northern side of Sands Lane Fort Fincastle
City District. The property is commercially
zoned with an old Bahamian style building
constructed of wood frame with cement
stucco walls. The building consists of the
following: Ground Floor- Porch, 4 Offices,
Reception, Kitchenette and Storage. Upper
level - 2 Offices, Conference room, 1 Bath-
room & Storage. The floor is approximately
2,500 square feet with porch area 190 sq.ft.
Appraised value TBA

(811) Residential/Commercial property,
lot# 137, located Culmersville, Eastern Dis-
trict, New Providence with a size of 4800 sq.
ft. The property contains a 2 storey 1500 sq
ft building, upper level: 2 bed 1 bath apart-
ment, lower level: Beauty salon. The build-
ing finishes: 8” concrete block wall, 4" con-
crete partitions, asphalt shingle roof, tiled
floors, wood ceilings, private water system,
standard electrical and plumbing fixtures,
central air-condition (split system), burglar
bars. Appraised value $191,000.

(811) ‘Iwo lots #248 & 249 located Dor-
settville Subdivision, Southern District, New
Providence on which an incomplete build-
ing is situated. The properties are residen-
tially and multi-family zoned, with graded,
incomplete landscaped and fenced in on
3 sides. The building is 4266 sq ft with a2
storey multi-family at the roof stage with 1
bedroom unit attached. There are accom-
modations for the upper floor: 4 units 1
bed 1 bath each- 3 units, 1 bed 1 bath each,
Lower floor - 2 bed 1 bath. Garage converted
to 1 bed 1 bath, which is 90% completed
with a tenant. Appraised value $296,000.
(800) Single-family/multi-family _ resi-
dential property situated 1/4 mile east of
South Ocean Boulevard in the Western
District of New Providence consisting of a

NEW PROVIDENCE

(800) Vacant property located 40 ft. east
of Balls Alley on the northern side of East
Shirley Street and known as “Old Plantation
Inn’, in the eastern district of New Provi-
dence. Property size 7,113 sq.ft. with open
zoning. Appraised value $128,000.

(800) Lot #2 vacant land 30,000 sq ft lo-
cated Chapman Estates Subdivision on West
Bay Street with open zoning, Appraised
value $600,000.

(800) Three single-family/ multi-family
residential vacant parcels of land being
Lots #10, 11 & 12 situated on the South-
ern side of Fire Trail Road in the Western
District of New Providence. Property sizes
are Lot #10 - 8,967 sq. ft, Lot #11 - 9,015
sq.ft, and Lot#12 - 6,774 sq.fl. Appraised
value: $85,000 for each lot.

(801) Vacant Lot No. 1A, located on the
eastern side of Fox Hill Rd., 235 Feet North
of Prince Charles Drive, Nassau, Bahamas.
The open zoning/ multi-family property size
is approx. 10,322.05 sq.ft Appraised value
$150,000

(800) Vacant lot of land located West Bay
Street, directly opposite the entrance to Chip-
pingham Road, Nassau Bahamas. The prop-
erty consist of approximately 61,780 square
feet or 1.42 acres. Property has approximately
546 feet of ocean frontage with protected
anchorage from the southern side of Arawak
Cay. Parcel A contain 27,000 square feet and
Parcel B contain 34,780, All reasonable of-
fers will be considered.

(569) Lotofland in the subdivision called
and known as EASTERN ESTATES in the
Eastern District of the Island of New Provi-
dence being Lot Number 14 in Block Number
9. property is approx 7,044 sq.ft. Appraised
Value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot No. 977 in the Subdivision called











portion of lot #15 comprised of 0.472 ofan
acre containing a3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath-
rooms residence and three residences under
construction; Appraised value $250,000.00.
Other portion of lot #15 vacant, comprised of
0.574 ofan acre; Appraised value $170,000.
(901) Parcel of land situated in the subdi-
vision of Gleniston Garden 11,250 sq ft Lot#
9 block 20 in the district of New Providence
containing a two (2) storey residence, ground
floor contains a kitchen, dining room, lounge,
a family room, a varanda at the front and
side with a patio to the back of the house.
The upper floor contains 2 bedroom, 2 bath-
rooms, Walk in closet and a storage area with
a balcony to master bedroom. Approx size
of building 2900 sq ft. Appraisal TBA
(569) Lot #27 of Village Allotment #14 in
the Eastern District, containing residence
situated on Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann's Town Constituency, New Provi-
dence. Property size 2,500 sq. ft. Building
size 990 sq. ft. Appraised value $50,000.
(569) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward Road,
Coral Heights East Subdivision situated in
Western District of New Providence, approx.
size 8,800 sq. ft. with a split level containing
two bed, two bath, living, dining & family
rooms, kitchen and utility room - approx.
size of building 2,658 sq. [t.. Appraised val-
ue: $322,752

(569) Lot #20 with residential property
located Skyline Heights. Appraised value
$280,000.

(569) Lot of land being lot number 11 in
Block number 10 on a plan of allotments
laid out by Village Estates Limited and filed
in the dept of Land & Surveys as number
142 N..P and situated in the Eastern Dis-
trict of New Providence. Property contains
three bed, two bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.00

(569) Lot B50 ft x 115.73 ft situated on
the north side of Shell Fish Road, being the
third lot west of Fire ‘Trail Road and east of
Hamster Road with a one half duplex resi-
dential premises. Appraised value TBA
(569) Lot #17 located Village Allotment
with fourplex- value - $500,000

(569) Property situated on Williams Lane
off Kemp Road, New Providence, Bahamas
containing a two-storey house and an apart-
ment building consisting of 1800 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $100,000.00

(569) All that piece, parcel or land having
an approximate area of 2100 sq. ft. situated
on the Western side of Blue Hill Road about
70 ft North of Peter Street and about 115 ft
south of Laird Street in the Southern District
of New Providence, Bahamas containing a
commercial building housing a two bed/
one bath unit on the top floor and a store on
the first floor. Appraised Value $154,000.00.
(569) Lot of land situated on Fire Trail
Road being a partition of Gladstone Allot
#41 New Providence, Bahamas containing
townhouse apartment unit and two pro-
posed units (completed as is), Appraised
value $237,714.

(569) All that piece, parcel or lot of land
situated on Cowpen Road {1000 ft east of
the Faith Avenue Junction) in the Southern
District of New Providence, Bahamas con-
taining a duplex apartment comprising of
two - 2-bedroom/ 1-bathroom apartments.
Appraised value $175,000.00.

(569) Lot of land #382 situate on Chestnut
St. in Pinewood Gardens in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence
with a partially constructed concrete resi-
dence thereon. Appraised value TBA.

(565) Lot# 1018 in Golden Gates Estates
#2 Subdivision situate in the South West-
ern District of the island of New Providence
Containing a single storey private residence
3 bedroom 2 bath. Property approx. size



6,000 sq. ft. Building approx size 2,400 sq.
ft. Appraised Value $173,176.

(569) Lot#B Block B situate on Rosedale
Street in the Carey’s Subdivision containing
a four bedroom two bath residence. Build-
ing size 1,234 sq.feet. Property size approx
4,500 sq.feet. Appraised Value $149,000.
(569) Single storey triplex, situated on Lot
615, Mermaid Boulevard, Golden Gates #2
in the Western District, New Providence.
Two - two bedrooms, one bathroom units
and one - one bedroom, one bathroom unit.
The property is zoned as Multi Family Resi-
dential, measuring 9,092 sq. feet with the
iving area measuring 2,792 sq ft. Appraised
value $374,192.00

(569) All that Southwestern Moiety or Half
art ofa Lot of Land being part of a Tract of
Land now or formerly called “ANNSTOWN”
situate Six Hundred and Ten (610) feet South-
east of Kemp's Road in the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence aforesaid
and set out as Lot #35 containing a duplex.
-roperty size 50 {tx 50 ft Appraised $61,000.
(569) Lot #A and B on Northern side of
Carmichael Rd. Nassau with building and
oundation for a warehouse. Property size
15,780 sq.ft). Appraised value $325,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate on the East Side of Miller's Road and
2763.58 ft South of Carmichael Rd. being
.ot #B containing a Triplex Property size
80’ x 100’ (8,000 sq.ft) Appraised Value TBA.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate Graham Drive in the Yellow Elder
Subdivision being Lot #446 containing a
2 bed 2 bath residence. Appraised Value
$110,000.

(724) Lot #2, Block #5, Englerston Sub-
Division, Southern District of N.P contain-
ing a partly completed building . Property
size approx. 3,535 sq.ft. Appraised value $
84,000

(008) Property containing 3 bed 1bath home
Single Family Residence. All that piece of
yarcel or lot of land being Lot. Number 2819
ying within the Subdivision known as Cedar
groves Estate situated in the Southern Dis-
rict of the Island of New Providence in The
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Property
Size 8,250. Appraised Value $157,100.00
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate North of Believers Gospel Chapel,
>rince Charles Dr. identified as Parcel “B”
and containing thereon a four unit Apart-
ment Complex. Property size is 20,931 sq
L. Appraised value $447,600.





(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated in Englerston being Lot #12 and
#13 containing an incomplete triplex apart-
ment. Appraised value$195,000.

569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated Pinewood Gardens containing
hereon a three bedroom residence. Ap-
yraised value $ 85,000.



(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
numbered Lot #262 Australia Blvd., Eliz-
abeth Estates containing thereon a Three
(3) bedroom residence. Appraised value
$110,000.00

(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
numbered 1802 in the area called and known
as Pinewood Gardens Subdivision on the
island of New Providence and contains
thereon a 1,449 sq.ft. building. Said Prop-
erty is 5000 sq.ft. Appraised Value $179,000
(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
numbered #35 and #36 in Block #23 in the
area called and known as Nassau Village
Subdivision on the island of New Provi-
dence and contains thereon a 915 sq.ft
apartment building. Said Property is 5000
sq.ft. Appraised Value $178,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #419 located in the Subdivision
known as Winton Meadows Estates situate

VACANT PROPERTIES

and known as “PINEWOOD GARDENS" sit-
uated in the Southern District of the Island
New Providence. Appraised value $65,000
(569) Multifamily Lot No. 10 - Southeast
Corner of Mandarin Drive, Sugar Apple Road,
Sans Souci Sudv. Size: 14,368 SQ.FT Appraised
value $165,000.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
located on Marigold Road in the Subdivi-
sion known as Kool Acres. Lot is approx.
7145 sq. fl. Appraised value $93,000.

(569) Vacant lot single/family zoning.
Lot # 21 of the subdivision called “South-
ern Shores” / Canaan Subdivision located
on Marshall Road. Property size is some
67.86 feet on the sub road and 84.49 on one
side, 55.21 at the back and some 85.61 on
the other side of 5,475 S/F of land space.
Appraised value $86,000

(569) Undeveloped lots # 4A, 16, 17, 18
and 19 located Chapman Estates, West Bay.
Appraised value $348,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #11 of the “Lee Acres” subdivision
situate in the vicinity of Sandilands Village
in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence. Appraised Value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
numbered Lot #3 being a portion of Lot #24
Crown Grant A8.44 situate Golden Isles Road
off Carmichael Road in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence. Property
is 5075 sq ft. Appraised value $50,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated on the northwest corner of Butler's
Lane & Romer Street, Fox Hill in the East-
ern District of New Providence. Appraised
value. $57,000.

(723) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5 in Block #9 in the Subdivi-
sion known as Millar Heights situate in the
Western District of the Island of New Provi-
dence. Property is 75’ x 100’ approx 7,500



sq.ft. Appraised value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land lo-
cated Coral Heights East. Appraised value.
TBA.

(570) All that piece parcel or lot of land
known as Lot #5 being a portion of a larger
tract of land known as Lot # 11 of Southern
Shores Subdivision situate in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence.
Property is 62.22’ x 109.29’ approx 7,019
sq.feet. Appraised Value $80,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
known as Lot # 1 and Lot #2 situated on the
western side of Galden Isles Road South of
Carmichael Rd. in the Western District of
New Providence. Appraised value $80,000.00
(569) Lot of land being Lot #5 in block
#5 in the Subdivision called and known as
Baillou Dale situated in the Southern Dis-
rict in the Island of New Providence, Ba-
amas. Appraised value TBA.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5 of the Forest Drive Subdivision
situated South of Camperdown Drive and
approx.300 ft.West of Culberts Hill Drive
ocated in the Eastern District of the Island
of New Providence. Property is 15,681 sq.ft.
and is hill top. Appraised value $201,000.00
(569) Lotofland being Lot #21 Grantanna
Subdivision situate in the Western District
of the Island of New Providence in the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. Property is ap-
prox 6,505 sq.ft Appraised value $80,000.

569) Lotofland (undeveloped)numbered
5 situate, in Highland Estates in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence.
-roperty size is 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value
TBA.

FREEPORT

800) Vacant property located Bahamia
South. Block 16 lot 9A, Freeport, Grand
Bahama consisting of 24,829.20 sq.ft. Ap-



OCA

COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(801) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles
) Mr. Vandyke Pratt

irs. Hope Sealey
(805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms O'brien
806) Mrs. Lois Hollis
(807) Mr. Lester Cox
(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
811) Ms. Lydia Gardiner
PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or
2-3800

) Ms. Nicola Walker
5) Mrs. Anya Major











Tel: 242-322-8700

701) Mr. James Strachan

301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
MACKEY STREET BRANCH
Tel: 242-393-3097

601) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough

Tel: 242-325-4711

401) Mr. Robert Pantry

402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert
PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING
CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

501) Mr. Jason Sawyer

503) Mr. Dwight King

505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH BRANCH

Tel: 242-327-6077

466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180

716) Ms. Quincy Fisher





JOHN E KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH

(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott

(570) Mr. Elton Kemp

(571) Mrs. Faye Daniels
NASSAU INT’L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs. Renea Walkine
LYFORD CAY BRANCH

Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037
(101-N) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

(902) Ms. Nicole Evans
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel:242-333-2230

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda
ANDROS TOWN BRANCH
Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Ms. Cyprianna Williams
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Julius Seymour



in the Eastern District of the island of New
Providence and containing thereon a par-
tially constructed building. Property approx
8,000 sq fl. Appraised Value $127,000
(569) Lot #201 Arawak Avenue of Pyfrom
Estates Subdivision situated in the Eastern
District, New Providence Island and con-
taining thereon a3-bedroom residence. Lot
approx. 6,000 sq ft. (60' x 100’). Appraised
value TBA
(301) Lot#659 on the northwestern side of
Malawi Street, Elizabeth Estates East Phase
2,Yamacraw constituency, New Providence
island. Lot of the land - 5,085 sq ft. with a
22-year old single level residence, 3 bed-
rooms, | bathroom. Appraised value $94,871
(569) Parcel #3 and Parcel #4 situated on
the South side of Prince Charles Drive, New
Providence island, containing a commer-
cial building housing two shop space on
the ground floor and three shap space on
the second floor with a large storage area
in the rear. Total area 8400 sq ft. Appraised
value $366,650.
(569) All that piece parcel or plot of land
comprising 2,513 sq.ft. situate on the East-
ern side of Armstrong St. and approx. 30ft.
north of Shirley St. containing a two-storey
wooden structure. Appraised Value $152,325
(569) Lot ofland on the east side of Mill-
rs Road (now known as Bacardi Rd) and
3.58 feet south of Carmichael Rd in
he Southern District of the Island of New
-rovidence and containing thereon a du-
dex (2bed 1 bath).Building is 1,616 sq.ft.
and property is 8,071 sq.ft. Appraised value
$180,000.
(569) Lotofland being Lot #A4 of the sub-
division known as Johnson Estate situated
in the Eastern District, New Providence, and
containing thereon a two storey concrete
duilding. Appraised value $277,000.
569) Tract of land situate South of Cowpen
Aoad in the Eastern District, Island of New
*rovidence, containing thereon a fire dam-
aged structure. Appraised Value $325,000
(569) Lot of land known as Lot #231 in
Treasure Cove Subdivision situated in the
eastern District of New Providence and con-
taining thereon a 3-bedroom 2-bath residence
with swimming pool and other amenities.
Building is approx 1,775 sq.ftand property
is 6,200 sq.ft. Appraised Value $474,340,
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated Springfield Rd. Fox Hill and con-
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WOMAN INJURED AFTER SHARK ATTACK IN THE ABACOS —

FROM page one

Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson
Newton, who together with his friend Franklin
Roosevelt was reported missing, was eaten by
the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner
Hulan Hanna.

It is still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or
dead when he was eaten.

Regarding the shark attack this weekend,
Mr Engle told The Tribune he believed it was an
isolated one. He said that the shark, which
appeared to be yellowish brown in colour,
between five to six feet long, was spotted only
after the attack.

“Luckily we had a couple of my buddies there
who helped transport her. We had to put her in
a boat and then get her to a car, then on to the
medical centre. Luckily everything came togeth-

Residents plan EXECUTIVE
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Arawak Homes
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FROM page one

said to be participating in the
demonstration.

Meanwhile, the govern-
ment is still attempting to
mediate the land dispute
between Arawak Homes
and outraged homeowners,
according to Minister of
State for Lands and Local
Government Byran Wood-
side, who is also the MP for
Pinewood.

At the same time,
Arawak Homes was said to
be investing all of its "time
and focus” on completing a
detailed report of alleged
trespass in Pinewood Gar-
dens.

The government's deci-
sion follows public outcry
over the legality and moral-
ity of actions taken by the
firm against alleged tres-
passers.

The destruction of the
home that Frederick Wood
and his wife Maria Gibson-
Wood took over eight years
to build, was said by the
firm to be the consequence
of a complex process that
spanned over a quarter of a
century.

In a press statement,
Arawak Homes claimed the
action was in full compli-
ance with the law.

The company also said
that the relevant parties in
the demolition of the Wood
home have had their day in
court.

“Despite the strength of
its legal position and in
keeping with corporate pol-
icy, since 2003, Arawak has
given the particular tres-
passer numerous opportu-
nities to cooperate in cur-
ing the trespass by means
other than what tran-
spired.”

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times and let go. The wound is bad but it could
have been a lot worse,” Mr Engle said, while
crediting the medical personnel at Hope Town
for their assistance.

“There has never, in recent memory, been
any shark attack here. Sometimes these small-
er sharks are a little more aggressive but we
have surfed this whole area for the last 30 years
and have never had a problem before. We think
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DEATH
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Cursey William Strachan, age 66,
formerly of Reeves Street, Fox

Hill died at Old Bight, Cat Island
on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

He is survived by one son - Charlton
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Clement, Julian, Philip, Etienne
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The gang unit would fit into
the police’s over all youth strat-
egy that includes “involvement,
interaction and intervention,”
said Mr Greenslade. It would
not be based on the “limited
lock them up” mentality held
by some people.

“T spoke to the boys and they
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are little fellas who need men-
torship. They asked me ques-
tions like if I have ever stolen
something,” said Mr
Greenslade. “They are just try-
ing to test you.”

He explained to a group of
boys, suspended from H.O.
Nash Junior School, that he
once stole a bicycle when he
was a boy in Bain Town. He
said his grandmother made him
take it back.

“We have been calling for
this gang unit from thy king-
dom come. The authorities are
either clueless, don’t care or
they don’t live in the Bahamas.
All of the different agencies
should come together and form
that unit,” said Pastor Reid,
speaking of the ministry of
youth and education, the
department of social services,
the police, and other stake-
holders.

Minister Grey said gang
membership is broken down
into several categories.
Wannabes, he said, are indi-
viduals who imitate the behav-
iour of “hardcore gangsters.”
This activity is primarily seen
at the primary school and junior
high school level.

Periphery members are indi-
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out, or may be interested in
seeking membership. Primarily
seen at the junior high school
level, these members are not
fully entrenched in the gang,
but they deal in some level of
intimidation and harassment.

“Affiliates are the real gang
bangers”, said Minister Grey.
This activity is seen primarily
at the senior high school level.
Participants at this level are
believed to be “committed to
deviant behaviour” and other
criminal activity such as carry-
ing weapons and selling drugs.

“Hardcore gangsters, or OGs
(original gangstas) are in for
life; ready to die. They are
mainly out of school young
men,” said Minister Grey.

Not all young people will
admit to gang membership, said
Minister Grey, but they are
trained to look at the signs:
graffiti in school books; body
tattoos, particular ways of
dressing; hair cuts; sounds; hand
signals, for example.

“My mummy used to say
stop hanging out with those bad
company boys. Little did she
know I was the bad company.
A lot of parents they swear for
their kids, but they are lost in
the storm,” said Minister Grey,
who was one of the founding
members of the Rebellion
Raiders in the 1980s.

“The reality is a lot of our
young people are good when
they are home, but when they
are out on the strips, they are
terrorists. Personally, that is
who I was. I had a split person-
ality almost. Respectful at
home, then out on the strip
doing all kinds of crazy things.
A lot of parents don’t see their
kids as being that,” he said.

Straw vendors face wait

FROM page one

the PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell, said that he and his par-
liamentary colleague Alfred Sears, the MP for Fort Charlotte,
have been in contact with the vendors and their lawyers and were
given to understand that the nine Bahamians have not yet been for-
mally indicted. Once the federal indictment happens, he said, it is
expected that a date for a hearing will be set. Routinely, this hap-
pens within 30 days of an arrest.

The vendors were arrested on September 15 as they waited to
board a flight back to Nassau from New York.

Mr Mitchell said lawyers for the nine vendors have been appoint-
ed by the court and will be paid by the State of New York. Mr
Symonette also confirmed the appointment of the lawyers.

These lawyers are not public defenders, but private attorneys
hired by the court to represent the vendors in this case, Mr Mitchell
said.

According to the Fox Hill MP, the vendors are holding up well
considering the circumstances, however, they are concerned about
the safety and well-being of one of their group who was separated
from the others and sent to a different prison.

Mr Mitchell said two of the vendors, Marva and Marvette Fer-
guson are twins, and one of them was sent to a prison in Brooklyn,
separated from her sister on the grounds that they are identical and
that this poses a security risk.

“The others are now very concerned for her,” he said.

The other vendors, except who was able to meet her bond
requirements, are being held in the Metropolitan Correctional
Centre in south Manhattan.

The Bahamians were charged in a Manhattan court on Sep-
tember 2 with conspiracy to defraud the US, specifically by the traf-
ficking of counterfeit goods. They could face a maximum sen-
tence of three years in prison on the charge, which came after a six-
month long federal surveillance operation by the US Department
of Homeland Security and Immigration, Customs and Enforce-
ment.

It is alleged that they went on an illegal shopping spree for
counterfeit designer bags and jewellery that they intended to sell
at their Straw Market stalls back home.

Hundreds of counterfeit goods were allegedly found in their lug-
gage that had been checked on a return flight to Nassau.

The vendors — Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson,
Marvette Ferguson, Patricia Hanna, Shamone Thompson, Margaret
Pierre, Judy Duncombe and Tracy Davis — have all admitted to
knowing that the goods they purchased were counterfeit and/or ille-

al.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Con-
sulate General's Office in New York, is monitoring the situation
and providing various levels of assistance to the vendors.

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A Bahamian-owned air- }
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In their motion to dismiss
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established at the bank.

In their response, Corner
Bank (Overseas), which is
based at 308 East Bay Street,
and Mr Roberts alleged:
“Plaintiff claims that she is
trustee and administrator of

the estate of her mother, Lav- i

era Jean Foelgner. Foelgner
allegedly told plaintiff that
she had set aside approxi-
mately $14 million for the
plaintiff in an account at Cor-
ner Bank.

bearing a number and a pass-

SEE page 5B



THE TRIBUNE

usiness

MONDAY,

OCTOBER 4,

2010

ahamas First eyes

GBA stake to majority 57%

after issuance

Bahamas First Holdings is

i projecting an 80.5 per cent
i increase in year-over-year
i net comprehensive income
} to $7.598 million for its 2010
: financial year, Tribune Busi-
i ness can reveal, boosted by a
i forecast $2 million contri-

bution from its new Cayman

The general insurance

holding company is also pre-
dicting that net comprehen-
sive income will increase
again in its 2011 and 2012
financial years, rising by 23.6
per cent year-over-year to
$9.391 million in the former,
and again by 5.5 per cent to
$9.904 million in the latter.
The projections, which
Bahamas First Holdings
emphasised were not a guar-
anteed financial perfor-
mance, were contained in

OECD Review ‘a sood

Tribune Business Editor :

thing’ for Bahamas

‘minimises’ chance of
rivals gaining advantage
through lesser compliance
by holding them to ‘level

confidence’ in Bahamas

nation will pass well

Tribune Business Editor

There is “a large measure

i of confidence” within the
i Bahamian financial services
: industry that this country
i will receive a “favourable”
i Peer Review report from
i the OECD’s Global Forum
= i: on Transparency and
disputed $14 i tion, one leading attorney
i telling Tribune Business that
; the process is “in a way, a
? good thing for” this nation.

Exchange of Tax Informa-

Brian Moree QC, senior

: partner at McKinney, Ban-
Tribune Business Editor i
i all financial centres were
h pe .. | being assessed to the same
as moved to dismiss a lawsuit } :

i standards when it came to
i the exchange of tax infor-
: mation would benefit the
i Bahamas, since it would
: help create the ‘level playing
i field’ environment this coun-
: try had long sought on the
i matter, and ensure rivals
? interested in lower levels of
pe i compliance did not achieve
: a competitive advantage.

croft & Hughes, said the fact

Arguing that the Peer

i Review process was intend-
i ed to determine whether
? countries were actually fol-
i lowing through on their tax-
i related commitments, and
i that paying “lip service” and
i rhetoric were no longer
? good enough, Mr Moree
i said the Bahamas was opti-

mistic it would fare well.
This nation is currently

? undergoing the first round
? of the Peer Review process,
i which assesses whether it
: has the correct systems and
Seta nas ‘ : structures in place to facili-
Plaintiff's only allegations } :
ete oe | tate the effective exchange
the account are a claimed con-
versation with Foelgner and a } Tequest, and Mr Moree told
sticker on the back of a painting :
i there’s a large measure of

of tax information upon

Tribune Business: “I think

SEE page 5B



BRIAN MOREE

alae

80.5% profit growth

ti General insurer predicting rise to $7.598m in 2010 on back
_ of $2m contribution from Cayman acquisition, with 23.6% and
' 5.5% rises to over $9m in 2011 and 2012

Airline places

| i $15m bond offering memorandum reveals firm has increased

US expansion

! h Kl _ Wi General insurer planning to list bonds on BISX 12-18 months
p : i Returns to ‘positive internal growth’ in 2009, with dividend
_ payout ratio falling from 103.9% to 77.5%, and cashflow from
| operating activities per share back in positive territory

By NEIL HARTNELL
; Tribune Business Editor

the private placement mem-
orandum for its $15 million
bond issue that was issued
to institutional and high-net
worth investors last week.
Tribune Business has
obtained a copy of the doc-
ument for the offering,
which opened on Septem-
ber 30, 2010, and is sched-
uled to close on October 15.

The memorandum

SEE page 4B

The information contained is from a third
party and The Tribune can not be held
responsible for errors and/or omission
from the daily report

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August occupancies 4 percent points
above 2009 and room nights sold 7%
ahead

* Performance mirrors first eight months
of 2010, with revenues up 7.7% and
room nights sold ahead at 5%

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The major Nassau/Paradise
Island hotels continued to see
improvements in key finan-
cial indicators through August
2010, with revenues and room
nights sold some 8 per cent
and 7 per cent ahead, respec-
tively, of 2009 comparatives
for that month, with “every
month putting the industry
closer” to achieving pre-Sep-
tember 2008 crash numbers.

Robert Sands, the Bahamas
Hotel Association’s (BHA)
president, said that while the
resort industry was “still not” back to business levels
seen prior to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it was
enjoying “consistent, steady” growth when its perfor-
mance was matched to 2009 numbers.

“I can tell you that we saw growth in both average
daily room rate and occupancy,” Mr Sands told Tribune
Business. “The aggregate occupancy for August was
approximately 70 per cent, compared to 66 per cent last
year. That’s almost a7 per cent increase in room nights
sold, and in terms of revenue generated, an almost 8 per
cent increase.

“When you look at the year-to-date position, August
almost mirrors the aggregate for the year, 5 per cent
ahead of last year in terms of room nights sold, and 7.7
per cent in revenue. Air arrivals to Nassau at the end of
June were up almost 3 per cent.”

Analysing the performance of the 14 large Nassau/Par-
adise Island hotels included in the regular Ministry of
Tourism survey, Mr Sands added: “Certainly, for August
we continue to see improvement, but the progress con-
tinues to point to stabilisation and, also, some small
growth.

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t was a moderate week

of trading in the

Bahamian stock mar-

ket. Investors traded
in five out of the 24 listed secu-
rities, with one advancer and
all the other securities remain-
ing unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 67,136 shares
changed hands, representing a
decrease of 33,896 shares com-
pared to the previous week's
trading volume of 101,032
shares.

Colina Holdings (CHL) was
the volume leader in the week,
trading a volume of 61,044
shares to see its stock price
close unchanged at $2.50.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
was the sole advancer in the
week, trading a volume of 1,000
shares to see its share price
close up by $0.32 at $6.60.

BOND MARKET

No notes traded in the
Bahamian bond market last
week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:

Bahamas Waste (BWL)
released its unaudited financial
results for the six month period
ending June 30, 2010.

BWL reported a net income
of $218,000, a decline of
$170,000 from the same period
in the previous year, with its
$1.2 million gross profit declin-
ing by $184,000.

It was noted that while sales
and services revenues of $3.7
million declined slightly by
$47,000 or 1 per cent in rela-
tion to the 2009 comparative
period, cost of sales increased
by $137,000 or 6 per cent to hit
$2.6 million. Total operating
expenses of $951,000 were con-
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the six-month period were
$0.05, compared to $0.09 in the
comparative period, a decline
of $0.04.

Total assets and liabilities
stood at $10.5 million and $1.3
million respectively at June 30,
2010, compared to $9.9 million
and $952,000 at December 31,
2009.

Bahamas Property Fund
(BPF) released its unaudited
financials for the quarter ending
June 30, 2010, reporting a net
income of $442,000 - a decline
of $111,000 or 20 per cent com-
pared to the same period last
year.

Total rental and other
income of $1 million was con-
sistent with the same quarter
in 2009, increasing slightly by
$49,000 quarter-over-quarter.

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lished two scholarships in
conjunction with the inter-
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sons, The New School for
Design, based in New York.

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Montaque Group, said the
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promising young fashion
designer to attend one of the
many summer programs
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80% of the Bahamas
may be submerged.

Eighty per cent of the
Bahamas would be sub-
merged if predictions about
increased sea levels associ-
ated with global warming
come to fruition, the Prime
Minister has warned, adding
that this nation was the fifth
most vulnerable in the
world.

Addressing the Inter-
American Development
Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean
Regional Forum on Friday,
Mr Ingraham said it was crit-
ical for regional govern-
ments to seek resources
from the organisation and
Caribbean Development
Bank (CDB) to mitigate the
impact of climate change.

Mr Ingraham said: “All
Caribbean Small Island
Development States (SIDS)
face challenges from Cli-
mate Change, not only
because so much of the eco-
nomic infrastructure in our
countries is located along
vulnerable coastlines, but
also because of wider poten-
tial damage: to fresh water



HUBERT INGRAHAM

lens, with repercussions for
agriculture; to marine tem-
peratures increases, with
implications for commercial
and recreational fishing; and
for stronger and more fre-
quent storms, whose dam-
age require perennial
replacement of costly infra-
structure.

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vulnerable country to sea
level rise. Indeed, an
increase in temperature of
two degrees Celsius is pro-
jected to result in a sea level
rise of two metres. Such an
eventuality would submerge
80 per cent of our territo-

“As we gather here, we
know that there is so much
at stake for our people. I
trust that our deliberations
will be serious and focused,
and that we can resolve to
leave here with a pro-
gramme, fine tuned to better
meet the needs of our soci-
eties and region at this diffi-
cult time.”

Warning that fiscal con-
solidation would be required
throughout the region, due
to the high levels of nation-
al debt faced by many
Caribbean countries, Mr
Ingraham said: “This year,
however, is showing some
improvement over last year,
particularly as some mem-
ber countries have begun to
experience positive signs in
their productive sectors.

“Commodity prices are
slowly rising, and there is
expectations that small gains
in the tourism sector will be
realised as our main mar-
kets continue to exit from
recession.

“Unemployment, howev-
er, remains stubbornly high
in our region, in many cases,
in double digits - hence our
chief focus on promoting

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO AUDIT THE FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
OF THE BAHAMAS PHARMACY COUNCIL

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Pharmacy Council ts seeking proposals from interested qualified firms or chartered
accountants to provide services relative to the auditing of the financial operations of the Council

Interested firms or chartered accountants are invited to tender to provide such service for the
auditing of the accounts of the Council at such service

The Tender Document may be collected on Monday 4° October, 2010 through Friday 15°
October, 2010 between the hours of 9 am to} pm from:

The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Tender proposal submission should be in a

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Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

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The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Johnathan Forbes Building
Delaney Street
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Tenderers are invited to attend the Tender opening at 4:30 pm Thursday 28" October, 2010,

Signed:
Ms, Shelly Collymore
Registrar
Bahamas Pharmacy Council

economic growth and creat-
ing jobs, thereby improving
the general economic wel-
fare of our people.

“The employment
prospects of our citizens, the
reduction of poverty in our
region, the rebalancing of
the fiscal circumstances of
our governments, the miti-
gation of the environmental
challenges, and the overall
improvement of our infra-
structure, all require a
restoration of sustained
growth in each of our coun-
tries.”

And the Prime Minister
added: “While we know that
growth in our region will
depend on the economic
fortunes of the wider global
economy, particularly the
economies of the major
industrialised countries, we
must ensure that our own
efforts support the fiscal,
monetary and human capac-
ities to sustain growth.

“Tam fond of saying that
in our case, tourism counts.
This is increasingly true for
most regional economies.
The availability of efficient
and reliable energy; reliable,
inexpensive communica-
tions; safe and cost-effective
transportation and other
infrastructure are all critical
to our tourism product.

“The standard of our
infrastructure and the qual-
ity of our human resources
determine our success in an
increasingly competitive
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Stability contraly

Strong and stylish
Beneath Flesta’s stylish exterior Is a robust structure, crafted from high-strength steels engineered to

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Bahamas Public
Services Union

PAGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010

THE TRIBUNE



Bahamas First eyes
80.5% profit growth

FROM page 1B

revealed that the $15 million bond offering
is being split into two classes, both worth
$7.5 million, with one maturing after 10
years and the other after 15. The 10-year
bond will carry an interest rate coupon of
Prime plus 1.75 per cent, which is currently
7.25 per cent, and the latter Prime plus 2
per cent, which is 7.5 per cent.

Patrick Ward, Bahamas First’s president
and chief executive, did not return Tribune
Business’s phone calls seeking comment pri-
or to press deadline, while this newspaper
was also told that the general insurer’s chair-
man, Ian Fair, had left the island and was
likely to be gone for several weeks.

Bond

However, speaking to Tribune Business
last month when this newspaper exclusively
revealed Bahamas First Holdings’ plans to
raise $15 million via a private placement
bond issue, Mr Ward said the move was
intended to bolster the company’s capital
position and enable it to exploit “any oppor-
tunities” that came its way.

The private placement is intended to raise
capital from targeted investors only, and is
not a public offering, so the Bahamian pub-
lic should not apply.

Items of interest disclosed by the offering
memorandum included the predicted con-
tribution to the company’s 2010 bottom line
from its acquisition of a 75.24 per cent stake
in Sagicor General (Cayman), now renamed
Cayman First Insurance, plus Bahamas First
Holdings purchase of a majority stake in
Bahamian insurance agency, General Bro-
kers & Agents (GBA).

“Bahamas First Holdings acquired a 75.24
per cent equity interest in Cayman First
Insurance on June 17, 2010, but the transfer
of interest was effective from January 1,
2010,” the insurance company’s placement
document said.

“AI 2010 benefits of trading inure to the
Bahamas First Holdings Group, which is
budgeted at $2 million net income for 2010.

“In August 2010, the Board of the Insur-
ance Commission approved Bahamas First
Holdings’ application for the additional pur-
chase of 27 per cent of the shares of Gener-
al Brokers & Agents (GBA).

“As a result, Bahamas First Holdings now
owns 57 per cent of the total outstanding
shares of GBA.”

Bahamas First Holdings also served notice
of an impending new listing for the Bahamas
International Securities Exchange (BISX),
with plans to list the $15 million worth of
bonds on the exchange some 12-18 months
after issuance.

The bond issue is being placed and
advised by CFAL, and the offering memo-
randum said: “As the directors do not intend
to immediately list these bonds on BISX,
investors should be aware that they might
not immediately be able to readily liquidate
their holdings.

“Following the closing of this offering,
CFAL Securities will, on an on-going basis,
facilitate the buying and selling of the secu-
ritics in the over-the-counter market.

“The directors have indicated that they
intend to list these bonds and their existing

securities on BISX within the next 12-18
months from issuance.” Bahamas First Hold-
ings’ financial projections are likely to be
studied with interest by rival insurance car-
riers and the wider industry, and are relying
to a certain extent on the boost its Cayman
acquisition will bring to the bottom line.

The company’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 net
income projections are significantly ahead of
the total comprehensive net income figures
recorded for 2006-2009, when they largely
stayed around the $3-$4 million level, apart
from 2007 when they hit $14 million - large-
ly due to the investment gains from its Com-
monwealth Bank equity holdings.

Given that Bahamas First Holdings’ gross
premium levels have been projected to
remain flat at around $100 million, the Cay-
man acquisition can be estimated as gener-
ating a roughly $50 million impact for the
group’s top-line.

Gross written premiums are projected to
jump to $149.106 million this year, increas-
ing to $152.076 million in 2011 and $155.115
million in 2012.

Net premiums are forecast to hit $59.649
million in 2010, rising to $60.83 million in
2011 and $61.588 million the following year.

The same trends and patterns are fore-
cast for total underwriting income, which is
projected to hit $82.266 million in 2010, fol-
lowed by successive increases to $84.098
million in 2011 and $85.437 million in 2012.

As for net underwriting income, this is
projected to strike $24.442 million in 2010,
followed by $25.147 million in 2011 and
$25.522 million in 2012.

Cover

Bahamas First Holdings said it “should
be able to comfortably cover” its annual
debt servicing obligations associated with
the bonds, which were expected to attract
interest payments of $1.5 million during
each of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

This was based on the company’s net tech-
nical results (operating income) being fore-
cast at $6.006 million in 2010, followed by
$6.374 million in 2011 and $6.363 million in
2012. For each year, operating income was
four times’ or higher than the interest pay-
ments.

And Bahamas First said its combined
ratio, which measures underwriting prof-
itability, was projected to rise from 68.77
per cent in 2009 to 70.29 per cent this year.
This ratio, a function of total underwriting
expenses divided by total underwriting
income, was forecast to remain above 70
per cent in both 2011 and 2012.

“In light of the improvement in the com-
pany’s net income position (and, conse-
quently, return on equity, and the decrease
in the dividend payout ratio from 103.9 per
cent to 77.5 per cent, Bahamas First Hold-
ings recorded a positive internal growth rate
in fiscal 2009,” the offering memorandum
said.

“Bahamas First Holdings cash flow from
operating activities per share returned to
positive territory at $0.09 from -$0.15 in fis-
cal 2008.”

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites apploalions from qualified indiaduals for the poston of Deputy Director of
Cdwcation for Curriculum and Supervision,

The Depety Diredior of Education for Curriculum aed Supervision wil play an eesential cole in ihe inplerteriation are
Gevelooment of curriculum os well as professional development of joachens. The Doputy Diescior ill bo responsible for the
auceedlul deaign, develoment and implementation of curriculum, working wilh Bachers, paren, conmturily meenbers and
other shaft io aniadyie, asain, and improw: ducatonal prog rans.

Key Responsibilities:

« Curriculum Devopment works with ieachers and aia lo eneure curriculum te aligeed with Natal Leaming
Standards and is achieving the System's goals. Reviews curent curmoulum and recommends changes based on
parcemanco dat. Demonsimies a strong grasp of educatonal technology applicabons.

Pedomance Evaluation » sets high and mensunbie goals for student achievement and ewaluaies student
progenss in tha instructional program by means that include the maintaining of wp-todaie student dala.
Supeanviass and appraises the pertonmancs af the schools’ Taculty

Organizational Eficioncy - maintains inter-school sysinm communication. Mainiaing good relajonships wih
Students, gla, parents, and community members. Reapers eslatlished lines of autusrity

New Teacher Inducton » onents and asmists mew staff members and provides opportunities for their input im the
schools’ program

Professional Development » ads the education and career development initiatives for the faculty and stall of the
schoots and works with Principals to asaass the needs of faculty. Responsible tor banchmarking education and
career dewulopmenl bes! pracicaa

Community - encourages tha uso of communtiy msourcts, cooperates with the community in the use of school
facdities, interprets the echo! program forthe community, and main laine cominunication wilh Community
members

Required Skillet and Experience:

ANNOUNCEMENT

In Accordance with Article 7- (1) of the union’s
Constitution, The Bahamas Public Services Union
will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting
on Friday, 8th October, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
at the union's hall, East Street South, off Soldier
Road.

Auditors Reports will be presented in addition to
reports on the growth and development of the Union
by the President, Secretary General and Treasurer.

. ® 90+ oars adminisiralivs experience in an educational seting
All members are urged to attend and be on time. = Geena lnaceraip-ada end parecnw dive
. weesion for chikdesn and their families

© Alt to impkoment programs to improve student! achinwarnent
© Ability io Bul partnershica with community onjanizalions
= Commiiment to lechnological advancement
® Farvbanty wth wanous oducatonal modots
s Bvategic damning aeparanca
= Ear) coretuniation ails
= Am enbepreneunal spn and a proves rack escond

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Education Requirements:

« Melers degree pralerred in education, business of related flaide from an acmeciled collageluniversity
" Accredited Teaching Certiicate

Letiers of Applicaton submited with copes of Degrees Cerihcates. Cunculum Vites, free references, and lhres passport photos.
must bo sudmitted foc The Director of Anglican Edecation, Anglican Central Education Aethoriy,
P.O. Box WiS6, Nasenu, The Bahamas

The deadline for Anniications fs Thoreday, October 7° 2000,



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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5B



Bahamas bank: No record of
disputed $14m trust account

OECD Review ‘a good
thing’ for Bahamas

FROM page 1B

confidence within the financial services industry in the
Bahamas that we will do very well as a jurisdiction under the
Peer Review report.

“There is an expectation that our levels of compliance and
steps we have taken will generally be accepted as a high lev-
el of compliance, and we will end up with a favourable
report.”

And the leading QC added: “I think in a way this is a good
thing for the Bahamas, because as one of the countries that
is very serious about facilitating our commitments and mak-
ing an extra effort to comply with the new regime the inter-
national community has imposed on all financial centres, it
ensures that other jurisdictions not so committed to adher-
ence and compliance will not have a competitive advan-
tage over US......

“It minimises the chances of other countries and juris-
dictions getting an advantage by lower levels of compli-
ance. This Peer Review is going to be more of an advantage
than a disadvantage for us. It is going to result in a fairly con-
sistent means of monitoring everyone’s compliance, and
because the Peer Review committee includes other financial
centres that have an interest in a level playing field, every-
one will be judged by the same standards.

“Jurisdictions intended to accept lower levels of compli-
ance adherence and compliance, and gaining some short-
term competitive advantage, it’s not going to happen. The
rules are going to be the same, which eliminates jurisdictions
gaining advantage through different levels of compliance.”

The first phase of the OECD 'Peer Review' programme
is designed to assess whether a country has implemented the
legal, administrative and regulatory requirements to imple-
ment its Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)
commitments. Nadia Taylor, a Higgs & Johnson attorney,
addressing a seminar staged by the law firm earlier this
year, said the OECD’s first phase review of the Bahamas -
and the other 90 states that have agreed to implement the tax
transparency and information exchange standards - would
"assess the quality of the legal and regulatory" architec-
ture to implement this nation’s commitments.

"The Bahamas is set to undergo the phase one review in
the fall of this year,” she told attendees, pointing out that this
nation was also one of the 30 countries appointed to the Peer
Review Group overseeing the initiative.

Ms Taylor said the Peer Review Group was established "in
order to ensure that commitments were not missed and
efforts were made to implement the standards" that all G-
20, OECD and international financial centres have now
signed up to.

The Bahamas escaped the OECD's so-called ‘grey list’ in
March this year by meeting the 'minimum standard’ of hav-
ing 12 TIEAs in place. This nation has currently signed 22
such agreements, the last one with Canada, and the coun-
terparties include 16 OECD and nine G-20 countries.

The Peer Review takes place in two phases. The latter will
assess whether this nation is effectively implementing its
commitments, and exchanging tax information in an effec-
tive manner.

FROM page 1B

word (though not, apparently,
the name or location of a
bank). Plaintiff does not allege
any knowledge of a will,
account documents, bank state-
ments, correspondence, or any
other written confirmation of
the existence of the account or
plaintiff’s claimed interest in
the account.

“After Foelgner’s death in
2006, plaintiff began inquiring
about the alleged account.
After repeated and compre-
hensive record searches, Cor-
ner Bank confirmed that there
was no such account at the
bank. Nevertheless, plaintiff
filed this lawsuit on August 2,
2010, claming that Corner Bank
and Roberts had withheld her
access to the alleged account.”

Corner Bank (Overseas) reit-
erated that it had no depositors
who were US citizens, corpo-
rations or trusts, or entities with
US beneficiaries, adding that
“as a matter of policy, Corner
Bank does not accept deposits
from US citizens”.

The bank and Mr Roberts
argued that the case against
them should be dismissed
because they were not proper-
ly served with the action, and
because they had no connec-
tion or ties to the US District of
Columbia. They also argued
that the proper forum to hear
any such action was the
Bahamas, and that Day’s action
stated a reasonable claim.

In her complaint, Day
alleged that her late mother
accumulated the $14 million
from her family's participation
in the oil industry. Her mother,
she claimed, told her in several
conversations that she had "set
certain savings aside in an
account in Nassau, the
Bahamas".

Ultimately, Day said her
mother showed her during a
July 3, 2006, visit, the account
number on a painting.

"Although Day did not
realise at the time that the word

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‘Corner' referred not to some
street address, but was actually
the bank's name, Foelgner oral-
ly repeatedly named that bank,
Corner Bank, saying that at
least $14 million had accumu-
lated on account at that bank,"
she alleged.

Dismiss

And Bahamian law firm,
Graham, Thompson & Com-
pany has also moved to dismiss
a claim filed against it over the
dispute, arguing that the plain-
tiff had been unable to prove
her interests had been damaged
by its 16-day representation.

"This action arises from Gra-







ham Thompson's short 16-day
(June 16-July 2, 2008) legal rep-
resentation in the Bahamas of
plaintiff Tonya Day, a Nevada
citizen, in which it wrote a letter
to a Bahamian bank inquiring
about an account number that
allegedly belonged to Day's late
mother," the Bahamian law
firm and its attorneys said.

"After the letter was pre-
pared, the law firm withdrew
and recommended another
Bahamian law firm to repre-
sent Day. Graham Thompson
transferred the complete client
file and the full retainer to this
other law firm.”

"Sixteen days of delay in
2008 did not operate to deprive
Day of anything of value," the

Bahamian law firm added.
"The complaint does not allege
any injuries from Graham
Thompson's legal representa-
tion. Although the complaint
asserts that Graham Thompson
was privy to confidential infor-
mation, it does not allege that
any injury occurred as a result.
Second, the complaint does not
allege any injury as a result of

"The only tangible injury
alleged in the complaint is that
Day is being denied access to
alleged funds in her mother's
alleged account.

“Graham Thompson's
actions did not cause this
injury.”

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P.0.Box N-3034
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Tel: (242)702-5700
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www, hahamasdevelopmenthank.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS WITHIN
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In an effort to arrest the chronic delinquency problem
presently facing the Bank, the Bahamas Development Bank
is appealing to all delinquent clients and those clients for

whom the Bank is presently holding judgment.

Delinquent Clients

Delinquent Clients are asked visit the bank during normal
banking hours of 9:30am - 4:30pm in an effort to work out
a payment or consolidation plan to reduce or eliminate their
outstanding amounts.

Clients with Judgements Against Them

The Bank is currently preparing action aimed at bringing
resolution to these cases. Clients with judgements against
them are invited to visit the Bank to work out a permanent
resolution before the Bank moves for further final legal

action.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS
OCTOBER 31st 2010, AFTER WHICH THE BANK
WILL AGGRESSIVELY MOVE TO RECOVER THE
AMOUNTS THAT ARE DUE!

CLIENTS FALLING

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Airline places US expansion plans on hol

FROM page 1B

newspaper that the company
was placing its plans for
direct flights to Cat Island,
Exuma and Abaco from
Fort Lauderdale and West
Palm Beach on hold tem-
porarily, until it saw how the
financial situation panned
out.

“What is happening is that
we’re seeing one local carri-
er feel the crunch, and all of
us are feeling it, some more
than others,” Captain Butler
told Tribune Business. “You
have NAD increasing fees
on one side, Civil Aviation
on the other, and Bahama-
sair selling ticket prices
below cost.”

The latter’s actions, Cap-
tain Butler explained, made
it impossible for Bahamian
privately-owned carriers to
pass on the various fee
increases to consumers via
rises in airline ticket prices.
If they did so, business
would automatically desert
them and head for Bahama-
sair.

Problem

“The big problem is that
the market can only bear so
much, and if you increase
fares to deal with what is
going on, the difference
between your fare and
Bahamasair’s fare is so huge

that they will be forced to

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE HAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

SY CLE aay. 45

Commer [ae and! Egaety Doneee

IN THE MATTER CP All That lot of land contaiting aboet 4531
square feet atuate on the South moe of Roosevek Avonec and
approreately 39) feet [ast of Mackey tenet, Mew Promdence, ni The
Heaharrats.

AND IS THE MATTER. OF the Pettion of Thelina Pamela Caren
NOTICE

The (uieting Tides Act, 1980 (Ch. 599

THE PETITION of Thelma Pamela Carey of Seabreeee stuies, New Prondence,
io respect of ALL THAT bor containing 4,551 sqeave feet smmuate South of Romeret /ivenue
dite abaat 33) feet East of Mackey Street, Mew Prowdenes, The Bahamas, bounded
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ranmung thereon 9.35,

THELMA PAMELA CAREY chim to be the oxmer of the fre simak: estate in
fpotaesmto of the std ind fee [rom encumbeavons

AND: the petitioner kat made apelicatios i the Supeeme Count of she
Commonveaka of The Bahamas ender Section 3 of the Quieting Titks Act, 1999 0 have
her ole ro che said Laed inrestaned and the nanuoc and the extent theroot determaned uted
dechired in a Cemficate of Tide to be granted by the Court in sccnedaace wuh the
peowisions of the said Act

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the penioner or the endemigaed a statement of bis claire a2 the prescribed fue rentiod be
an alfadivnt to be filed therewith. Faluse of any such person to fle axtp such chim on ot
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go back to Bahamasair,” he
added.

“We are now looking at
the numbers and seeing how
we continue. We need to be
able to maintain high ser-
vice standards.” Already,
Sky Bahamas had reduced
the frequency of its flights
to Freeport and Providen-
ciales in Turks & Caicos,
and on some days had just
one flight to Cat Island.

“We're going to do three
months to see how we sur-
vive September and Octo-
ber,” the Sky Bahamas’
head said of its decision to
place planned services to the
US on hold.

And Captain Butler
urged: “We ask the Minis-
ter of Tourism and Aviation
to take a serious look at the
industry and what’s going
on, because one of the
things they’re doing is charg-
ing us for services we’re not
getting.”

He explained that
Bahamian private airlines
were currently being
charged fees by the Civil
Aviation Department
(CAD) for the provision of
security and baggage screen-
ing services at Family Island
Airports, but these were not
currently being provided at
many locations.

“Places like Andros have
security people but no
screening equipment, Exu-
ma has screening equipment
that is not working, and we
go into other islands where
there is none,” Captain But-
ler told Tribune Business.

NAD has now approved
plans to increase landing
fees at Lynden Pindling
International Airport
(LPIA) by 10 per cent as of
January 1, 2011, and raise
other fees by 3 per cent.

Unveiling its plans to raise

additional revenues, and
ensure it complies with the
financing covenants related
to LPIA's $409.5 million
redevelopment and expan-
sion, NAD said that apart
from the landing fees
increase, it is also raising ter-
minal fees, aircraft parking
fees and aircraft loading
bridge fees by some 3 per
cent as of the same date.
And international passen-
ger facility user fees will rise
from $20 per head to $27.5,
a more than one-third
increase, although NAD
said LPIA’s user costs will
still remain below the
Caribbean average.

Financial

Captain Butler, though,
said that NAD’s financial
projections and the funding
model for the $409.5 million
airport project should be
revised, given that they were
developed prior to the cred-
it crunch and did not
account for the recession’s
impact on airport users and
reduced passenger numbers.

He also questioned
whether, given softer-than-
expected passenger demand
and lower tourist numbers,
NAD should immediately
move on to the second
phase redevelopment once
the new US departures ter-
minal was finished, and
instead postpone this.

“My thing is, that if you
look at what’s happened
with the world economy,
and if the model was pre-
2008, adjust it and look at
it,” Captain Butler said.
“See if there’s demand for
Phase II.

“There’s no more demand
for people to come here, and
a lot of hotel rooms are
empty.”

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see 8% revenue
rise for August

FROM page 1B

“We see improvements this year, August over August, and
when you look at where it’s trending, it’s as we had fore-
casted. It’s positive. Certainly, we would much prefer larg-
er increases, but the good news is there is consistent, stable
growth. Aggregate occupancies to August 2009 were 66.7 per
cent, but they’re 69.3 per cent for this year. That’s only for
the major hotels on New Providence.”

Asked whether the resort industry was getting closer to
matching pre-September 2008 business levels, Mr Sands
replied: “Every month puts us closer, but we’re still not
there yet.”

In its latest update, the Ministry of Tourism said the sec-
tor “can be the driving force to pull the Bahamas out of
recession's murky depths", after 2010 second quarter and
half-year arrivals increased by 12.3 per cent and 10.7 per cent
respectively year-over-year, with creative marketing and
strong partnerships needed to maintain the momentum.

The Ministry, in its market update for the period, said 2010
first half air arrivals were ahead of 2009 comparatives by 3
per cent, with sea arrivals up by 13.8 per cent.

Drawing encouragement from the 3.2 per cent growth in
2010 second quarter stopover arrivals from the US, most of
that growth coming in June, the Ministry of Tourism said the
air visitor increase took place at a greater pace in the three
months to end-June, as opposed to the first quarter. This was
despite US economic growth slowing in the 2010 second
quarter.

As for Canada, stopover arrivals to the Bahamas from that
market increased by 22 per cent during the 2010 second
quarter, most of that growth again coming later in the peri-
od during May and June.

"The percentage of stopover arrivals from Canada grew
more in the second quarter 2010 than in the first quarter,
despite the fact that the Canadian economy had slowed
somewhat in the second quarter,” the Ministry of Tourism
said. The only market where 2010 second quarter air arrivals
was down was Europe, which dropped by 5 per cent year-
over-year.

"The increase in air arrivals to the destination in the first
and second quarters of 2010 was due to a number of impor-
tant factors such as the strengthening of the US economy,
the strengthening of the Canadian economy, Spring-Break
season, and the joint promotional efforts of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, the Promotion Boards and the private
sector,” the Ministry of Tourism said.

Breaking down the data by destination, the Ministry of
Tourism said stopover arrivals to Nassau/Paradise Island
were up by 8 per cent in the 2010 first quarter, and 3 per cent
for the three months to end-June 2010.

Meanwhile, Grand Bahama enjoyed something of a turn-
around, reversing a 19.6 per cent fall in 2010 first quarter
stopover arrivals with a 10 per cent increase in the second
quarter. "The dramatic upward shift in stopover arrivals
to Grand Bahama came as a result of strategic repositioning
of incoming resources, namely the re-routing of the Bahamas
Celebration from Nassau/Paradise Island to that island," the
Ministry of Tourism said.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that | TORRELL EDISON
THOMPSON, of St. Paul Street, Chippingham, P.O. Box
N-9217, Nassau, The Bahamas, intend to change my name
to TORRELL EDISON ROLLE. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
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Nassau, The Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.

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Conference settin
empowering visio

Financial empowerment,
plus ways in which busi-
nesspersons can better pro-
tect their assets and prevent
crime in the workplace, will
be a key focus at the upcom-
ing 2010 Visionary Business
Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Awards.

The Conference sched-
uled for Monday, October
18, at the British Colonial
Hilton, will be attended by
businesspersons, managers,
entrepreneurs and persons
wishing to start a business.

There will be a special
Express Yourself Open
Forum, in which the busi-
ness community will have an
opportunity to hear from the
Minister of National Secu-
rity, Tommy Turnquest, on
the topic of Crime in the
Business Community. Mr
Turnquest will discuss what
the Government is doing to
help prevent crime in the
business community, and
also offer suggestions to
businesspersons on what
they can do to partner with
law enforcement officials to
prevent crime in their work
environment. Persons in
attendance will also have an
opportunity to ask questions
of the Minister.

The Minister of State for
Finance, Zhivargo Laingm
will also address the audi-
ence on plans the Govern-
ment has to further stimu-
late the economy.

The Visionary Conference
has received support from
various businesses signing
on as sponsors this year,
including Majestic Tours,
the Bahamas Development
Bank, BTC, Bahamasair,
Bahamas Local.com, Echo
Water, Custom Computers,
Sanctuary Investments,
Lyford Hills, Phil’s Food
Services, Audio Plus,
Humphrey’s Autos, Lil
Giant, Spirit Gospel FM and
More 94 FM.

Leading

The conference will fea-
ture a number of leading
businesspersons and entre-
preneurs, including includ-
ing certified corporate image
consultant, Stacia Williams,
president of Total Image
Management; veteran busi-
nessman Gus Cartwright,
president of Checkers Café;
Tennyson Wells, president
of Sanctuary Investments
and Echo Water; former

NOTICE

CHISWICK HOLDINGS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Pursuant to Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act, Notice is hereby given
that, with effect from the 19â„¢ day of July, 2010
the above-named Company has been dissolved
and has been struck off the Register.

Dated this 01“ day of October, 2010

Kyrene Kelty

Liquidator

$88 HOLDING LTD,

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

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Act CO S88 HOLDING LTD, sn dokimn

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fas an patina thir ote Lig beet Cee 1,

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NOTICE

OF

ZEITNORT LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 28 day of September, 2010. Credit

Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator

Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president Dionisio
D’ Aguilar, who is the chair-
man of AML Foods (for-
merly known as Abaco Mar-
kets, the owners of
Solomon’s, Cost Rite and
Domino’s Pizza) and presi-
dent of Super Wash; mar-
keting and advertising
expert Burton Wallace,
president of Movi Produc-
tions; Dr Chinyere Carey-
Bullard, proprietor of
Advanced Family Medical
Centre & Medispa; Sonia
Brown, principal of
Graphite Engineering;
Andrew Wilson, president
of John S$. George and
QBC; and Denelee E. Penn,
president of Evergreen Mor-
tuary.

Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

Affairs, Brent Symonette,
will officially open the con-
ference. Also in attendance
will be the Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture,
Charles Maynard.

Representatives from
leading financial and lend-
ing institutions, including
Justin Sturrup of The
Bahamas Development
Bank, and Jerome Gomez,
administrator of The
Bahamas Entrepreneurial
Venture Fund, will be in
attendance.

Visionary Awards will be
presented to Joan Albury,
president of The Counsel-
lors, Pastor Silbert Mills,
chief executive of The
Bahamas Christian Network
and Bahamas Ferries for
their role in nation build-
ing over the years.

IN THE MATTER of Socimer Intemational
Bank Lined (In Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Compames Act 1942

RULE 68 of THE COMPANIES ( WINDING-LP) RULES, 1973

Name of Company

Address af Registered Oifice:

Nature of Biosimess

Court:

Number of Matter:

Amount per Bf:

First and Final or otherwise:
When Payable:

Where Payable:

Socimer Ineniitional Bank Lisaited
(In Liquidation)

Charlot Howe, Charlaine Sires,
Nassau, Bahamas

Basking Company

Supreme =| Court ote
Commonwealth of the Biba,
Equity Side

221 of 1948

15 cents

Fourth

4 Oetober, 2010

Ome Montague Place, Nassau,
Bakamas

Dated this 4" day of October, A.D. 2010

Paul F, Clarke
Liquidator

52wk-Low
1.00
9.67
4.50
0.18
3.15
2.14
9.62
2.50
5.40
1.63
1.60
5.94
8.50
8.77
BTS
1.00
5.00
9.92
10.00

Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

Focol (S)

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low

RND Holdings

ABDAB
RND Holdings

Eund Name
‘FAL Bond Fund

CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

1.4005
2.8266
1.4905
2.8522
13.0484
101.6693
93.1998
1.0000
1.0000
1.0000
9.1005

10.0000
9.1708
4.8105
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
KS1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

Securit_y
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas

Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

FirstCaribbean Bank

Focol Class B Preference

Premier Real Estate
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Security Last Sale

Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + 5
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol
Bahamas Supermarkets

Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

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

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FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.83 | CHG 0.06 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.55 | YTD % -3.10
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%
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1.01
10.63
4.90
0.18
3.15
2.17
10.77
2.50
6.60
1.89
1.90
6.07
8.50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5.59
9.92
10.00

Symbol
BAH29
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Bid ®
5.01
0.35

Previous Close Today's Close

Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $
1.01
10.63
4.90
0.18
3.15
2.17
10.77
2.50
6.60
1.94
1.90
6.07
8.50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5.59
9.92
10.00

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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0.00
0.00
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0.250
0.013
0.598
-0.877
0.168
0.016
1.212
0.781
0.422
0.111
0.199
-0.003
0.287
0.645
0.366
0.000
0.012
0.00
0.00

0.883
0.355

Interest
99.46 6.95%

100.00 7%

100.00 Prime + 1.75%

100.00 i: 7%

100.00 Prime + 1.75%

Change Daily Vol.
20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013

29 May 2015

Ask &
6.01

Last Price EPS $
-2.945

0.001

Div &
0.000
0.000

Daily We.

0.40 0.55

CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)

30.13
0.45

31.59 29.00
0.55 0.55

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

NAV
1.4904
2.9115
1.5546
2.8624

13.4286
109.3929
100.1833

1.1272
1.0948
1.1275

9.5955
10.3734

9.1708
7.5827

YTD%

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.533976

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.518097

Last 12 Months %
6.42%
0.23%
4.30%
-7.49%
2.40%
7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

3.59%
0.85%
3.18%
-8.16%
0.46%
5.20%
-1.52%
3.43%
2.51%
3.37%

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
101.725415

31-Aug-10

2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10

-3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10

-8.29%
-1.74%

-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
31-Aug-10

MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Tracing volume of the prior week

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

NAV

- Net Asset Value
N/M -
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Not Meaningful

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FROM page 2B



However, BPF’s total expenses
of $553,000 increased by
$161,000 or 38 per cent quar-
ter-over-quarter, due primarily
to a combination of preference
dividends and higher operating
expenses in the quarter.
Earnings per share for the
quarter stood at $0.18 com-
pared to $0.23 in the same
quarter in the prior year.

FamGuard Corporation
(FAM) released its unaudited
financial results for the quar-
ter ending June 30, 2010,
reporting a net income of
$398,000 compared to a $1.1
million net loss during the
same quarter in 2009.

Total income of $24.7 mil-
lion grew by $1.1 million or 5
per cent, due primarily to an
increase in net premium and
annuity deposits income,
which rose by $1.3 million or 6
per cent over the 2009 com-
parative period to total $22
million in the quarter.

It was also noted that total
benefits and expenses of $24.1
million declined by $369,00 or
2 per cent quarter-over-quar-
ter, due to a reduction in ben-
efit payments made during
the quarter.

Earnings per share for the
quarter were $0.04 compared
to negative earnings per share
of $0.11 in same quarter in
2009.

Total assets and liabilities
at June 30, 2010, were $195
million and $137 million
respectively, compared to
$189 million and $130 million
on December 31, 2009.

Dividends Notes

J.S. Johnson & Company
(JSJ) has declared a dividend
of $0.16 per share, payable on
October 15, 2010, to all ordi-
nary shareholders of record
date October 8, 2010.

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UNDER REVIEW: Members of the Working Group/Nominations Committee for the 2010 Industry Excel-
lence Awards are pictured reviewing the nominations in hand. Pictured standing (L to R) are Patty Birch,
Bahamas Real Estate Association; and Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Com-
panies (AIBT) in the Bahamas. Seated are Karen Haven, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners; and Joan
Pinder, former vhair, School of Business, College of The Bahamas. Not pictured are Andrea Saunders,
Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers; Charlene Lewis-Small, CFA Society of The Bahamas;
Donna Nguyen-Comito, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Herbert Cash, Bahamas Institute of Chartered



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Accountants; Peggy Knowles, Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; and Roger Brown, Bahamas | PRESENTATION: AIBT chairman David Thain presenting BFSB chief
Insurance Association. The selection of the 2010 ‘Industry Stars’ will be made by a Blue Ribbon Panel. The | executive and executive director, Wendy Warren, with the commitment
BFSB's annual Industry Excellence Awards Gala Dinner is scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2010. letter for the Professional Education Prize.

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FORMAL OPENING: Nassau
Underwriters Insurance Agents
& Brokers Ltd (NUA) has for-
mally opened its new
Carmichael Road Service Cen-
tre. Pictured from L to R: Karen
Marcel, customer service repre-
sentative, Carmichael Road Ser-
vice Centre; Blythe Bailey, ser-
vice centre supervisor,
Carmichael Road Service Cen-
tre; Pamela Stuart, former direc-
tor and corporate secretary;
Frances McKenzie-Oliver, ser-
vice centre manager, Carmichael
Road Service; and John Dunk-
ley, managing director.

teachers can

NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED
—— TEACHERS’ AWARDS ——

Nominate them today
for the Sir Gerald Cash
National Distinguished

Teachers’ Awards !

You can nominate for any one
of the following categories!

Pre-school Teachers

Primary School Teachers

Junior High Teachers

High School Teachers

All Age School Teacher

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Fill out a nomination form today available at:
www.idelitygroup.com/ndta Winners will receive: many of the island nations around the world”.

For further information you may email us at:

NDTA@fidelitybahamas.com

Presented by:

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Dw ss0ed Case Banamas

The Association of International Banks & Trust Compa-
nies in the Bahamas (AIBT) has joined forces with the
Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) to enhance the
profile of the annual Financial Services Industry Excel-
lence Award for the ‘Achiever of the Year’.

In addition to the recognition and awards presented in this
category by the BFSB, the Achiever of the Year will receive
the AIBT Professional Education Prize. AIBT chairman
David Thain said: “The AIBT has always had a strong focus
on education and the development of the local workforce.
This new annual award acknowledges the importance of
internationally-recognised qualifications, and will we hope
encourage others to consider pursuing similar courses of
study."

Nominees in the Achiever of the Year category must
demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and professionalism
in executing duties, and must have accomplished personal
and corporate goals.

The BFSB introduced its Financial Services Industry
Excellence Awards in 2001 to recognise role models for
their outstanding performance and contribution to the
growth and development of financial services in the
Bahamas.

The Awards recognise the importance of quality human
resources for the success of the industry in the categories of
‘Executive of the Year’, ‘Professional of the Year’ and
‘Achiever of the Year’.

The programme also includes the category of Financial
Services Development & Promotion, with an award given
either to an individual or an institution in recognition of any
entrepreneurial undertakings promoting the viability and
strength of the sector.

The AIBT Professional Education Prize is tuition for
one of four certified programmes offered by the Bahamas
Institute of Financial Services: Certified Financial Planner,
Certified Credit Professional, Certified Wealth Manager, and
Certified International Risk Manager.

The 2010 Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on
Friday, October 22, in the Independence Ballroom of the
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.



Fashion scholarship targeted at Bahamian
FROM page 2B

New York Summer Intensive program, then went on to grad-
uate from the Paris program, will be established specifically for
a young Bahamian designer.

The recipient will be selected by an independent panel of
judges at the preliminary fashion event, dubbed Runway to
Fashion Week, which was held yesterday at Mario’s Bowling &
Entertainment Palace.

In a joint communication, both the dean of the School of
Fashion at Parsons, Simon Collins, and president of Mode
Iles, Owen Bethel, expressed their personal support for the ini-
tiative “as it displayed a confidence not only in the development
of the youth and encouragement of their creative skills and
dreams, but also hope for the ultimate contribution to eco-
nomic development and diversification of the economies of

Beverly Taylor, Harl Taylor’s mother, indicated that “it is a

$1000 & will be inducted into the NDTA Hall of Fame! fitting tribute to Harl’s legacy, as he was very concerned about

the involvement and development of the youth of the country.
He would be proud to see the continued affiliation of his alma
mater with the development of the fashion industry in the
Bahamas”.

Designers eligible to compete for the award will have to
show to the panel of judges that they have paid close attention
to creativity, expression of style, selection of fabric and colour,

The Tribune and quality of execution of the design.

Factors such as cohesiveness, commerciality, marketability,

creativity and originality, and practicality of the design, will all
be taken into consideration by the panel, including the assessed
potential of both the designer and the garments in the inter-
national fashion market.

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The stories behind the news





THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor

“The assumption that animals are
without rights and the illusion that
our treatment of them has no moral
significance is a positively outrageous
example of Western crudity and bar-
barity. Universal compassion is the
only guarantee of morality.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer, 1840

HE LOGIC of this

statement is obvious:

how can a society that

claims to be guided by

a moral compass per-
mit behaviour that contravenes its
own standards of morality? If cruel-
ty is wrong, how can it be permissi-
ble?

Yet in many such societies — not
least our avowedly Christian nation
— the assumption that neglect, vio-
lence and torture are acceptable if
directed at living things other than
human beings has proven very diffi-
cult to overcome.

Self-interest being what it is, evi-
dence first had to emerge of the link
between animal abuse and violence
against humans, before a substan-
tial reconsideration of what
Schopenhauer called our “unpar-
donable forgetfulness” when it
comes to animals could take place.

The Bahamas seems to be fol-
lowing the international trend in this
regard: the Animal Protection and
Control Act has been welcomed as a
huge step in the right direction by
long-suffering animal rights advo-
cates, as it makes it an offence to
overwork, beat or cruelly tease ani-
mals; or deprive them of water, food
or shelter.

It is now illegal to abandon ani-
mals, keep them confined without
exercise or under unsanitary condi-
tions; or train them to fight each oth-
er.

The Act creates a new board to
oversee animal control matters, man-
dates pet ID tags and establishes an
inspection regime for guard dog and
animal holding facilities.

It is without question a marked
improvement on the woefully out-
dated Dog Licensing Act. But con-
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animals cruelty is in the Bahamas,
and the implications of its connec-
tion to a host of other forms of
abuse, does this law go far enough?

Insight spoke with a number of
animal rights advocates about the
new Act, and while they would all
like to see the scope of the Act
broadened in some way or other,
they share a fear that any complaints
could drive the legislation back into
the hands of the government's pon-
derous bureaucracy machine.

“There are some things we are
not in agreement with,” one said.
"However, we feel that if we start
trying to change it at this point, it
will never get passed, and it has tak-
en 15 years to get this far with gov-
ernment. Many of us feel if we start
to question it now, it will be put once
again on the back burner.”

Their fears seem well founded.
Even with the full support of all
interested parties, the government
seems unable to get its act together:
the Bill was passed by parliament
on May 20, but the new committee
has yet to be appointed.

Once convened, the committee
will be burdened with a great deal of
work before the Act can be
enforced, as it is disappointingly
short in terms of nuts-and-bolts
detail — for example how the law is
to be funded and applied.

The Act is vague on a number of
other issues as well, including the
stipulations governing how animals
are transported, the minimum stan-
dards of housing and care, and how
animal handlers should be trained —
these questions being left up to the
minister for clarification at some
unstipulated later date.

There is also concern that the new
law may end up overwhelming ani-
mal care facilities like the Bahamas
Humane Society and the Govern-
ment Pound, as it is felt that many
people would rather surrender their
pets than go through the trouble of
conforming to the Act.

Another unintended consequence
could be that the new penalty for
roaming pets could lead to more



ABOVE AND BOTTOM RIGHT: Other animals are tied up and left without food or water for long periods of time.

dogs ending up spending long peri-
ods of time chained or tethered.

Tip Burrows, general manager of
the Grand Bahama Humane Soci-
ety, said: "As a ‘humane’ society, we
are fundamentally against chaining
animals as a means of continual con-
finement. Chained dogs are consis-
tently more neglected, abused and
mistreated than those that are not.
Chained dogs are also twice as like-
ly to become aggressive, and become
nuisance barkers."

Ms Burrows said the thickness
and weight of chains must be
addressed, "but more important is
the length of the chain, how it is
attached to the dog, as too many
people put the chain itself around
the dog's neck."

She also noted that the minimum
required space of only 18 square feet
for any dog is much too small unless
provision is also made that the dog
be exercised daily — which would be
virtually impossible to enforce.

Ms Burrows pointed out that in
addition to what is missing from the
Act, there is also the question of the
"exemptions" written into it.

She said: "I am not sure why ani-
mals used in agriculture, or those
under the care of a vet, or those used
by certain government departments
are exempt from animal cruelty
statutes. Just because an animal is
to be used for food, it should not be
treated, housed or killed inhumane-
ly.

"While we would hope that vet-
erinarians would not mistreat an ani-
mal in their care, I don't think any-

one should get a blanket exemption.
Working dogs need protection too,
and the statutes that apply to pri-
vate sector working dogs should also
apply to them. Overworking an
animal and not taking care of it med-
ically, physically, et cetera, should
be an offence no matter who owns it.

"I have a huge problem with
police and customs dogs being
exempt as well, they should be held
to the same standards, if not higher,
as private dogs."

Others feel the government has
not done enough to ensure the con-
tent of the new law is communicated
to the public carefully and emphati-
cally.

One former Bahamas Humane
Society volunteer said that when
details of the new law was first
announced, people mistook the
penalty for a pet not having proper
identification — $150 to $500 — for a
licensing fee, which led to many
choosing to surrender their pets
rather than part with their money.

The Act stipulates that "at large”
animals that are seized may be
euthanised or sold. Ms Burrows said:
"T assume that sold would mean
adoption rather than an outright
sale, but this should be clarified. Pro-
vision should be made that such ani-
mals also be sterilized prior to
sale/adoption — this is critical. Send-
ing them right back out to poten-
tially breed does nothing to reduce
our overall problem."

It will be difficult to enforce the
“at large” provision and other por-
tions of the Act in the Family

Islands, where it is slightly unrealis-
tic to expect every pet owner to be
able to afford a fence. “No one
stopped to think about how to
enforce this bill in the islands,” one
source said. “The Act calls for an
animal holding facility in each and
every island — some of these com-
munities can’t even afford to build a
school.”

For Bahamas Humane Society
president Kim Aranha, the punish-
ments for animal cruelty are still too
soft.

Cases of animal abuse, neglect,
or torture, no matter how heinous,
are punishable by a $5,000 fine
and/or six months in prison for the
first offence, and a $20,000 fine
and/or a year in prison for subse-
quent infractions. However in the
case of dog fighting, for some reason
repeat offences do not attract more
severe penalties.

The fact that the Act does not
impose mandatory prison sentences,
even in the most severe instances,
is also discouraging. Consider the
implications of a recent case, in
which a man who allowed his dog
to become so malnourished that it
had to be put down, was given a sus-
pended sentence, in part to preserve
his chances of landing a public ser-
vice job.

Mrs Aranha added that while the
legislation is a big step forward, the
most deeply rooted issues — for
example our tolerance of animal cru-
elty and failure to appreciate its con-

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WOUNDS from chains, ropes or collars that were too tight, or were left on for too long. This is not specif-

ically prohibited by the Act.

THE NATURE
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FROM page 1C

nection with intra-human vio-
lence — cannot be addressed
unless the new rules and
penalties are accompanied by
a long-term commitment to
education and information
dissemination.

Of course, this will only
happen if the right people are
chosen for the committee.

As it stands now, the 12-
person board will be domi-
nated by appointees from the
Ministry of Agriculture and
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services. There
are only two spots for repre-
sentatives of animal rights
groups, one for a representa-

tive of the Humane Society
and one for a private sector
person who, “in the minister's
opinion, possesses knowledge
and skills relevant to the work
of the board." The balance
clearly needs to be tipped in
the other direction.

Having said all that, the
Animal Protection and Con-
trol Act is certainly better
than the legislation it has
replaced, so I must repeat the
most emphatic point made by
the animal rights advocates
who spoke to Insight: The
Act should be implemented
as is, as soon as possible, and
any necessary changes can be
made by way of amendment
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Key Sunni: iraq facing its
‘last chance’ for democracy

MOSUL, Iraq

AN IRAQI governor and
leading Sunni politician said
Sunday that the nation's
"last chance for democra-
cy" could be derailed if the
Shiite prime minister keeps
his job despite losing to a
Sunni-backed coalition in
elections seven months ago,
according to Associated
Press.

Ninevah provincial Gov.
Atheel al-Nujaifi's warnings
show the serious challenges
to US.-led efforts at bring-
ing Iraq's rival groups
together in a unity govern-
ment. Establishing a work-
able democracy in Iraq

became one of the main
USS. goals of the 2003 inva-
sion that ousted Saddam
Hussein.

In an Associated Press
interview, the governor
claimed Iraq is “headed for
a dictatorship" if Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki
manages to hold on to pow-
er by making alliances with
hardline Shiite factions and
Kurds.

"This is the last chance
for democracy in Iraq," al-
Nujaifi said in an hourlong
interview in his office in
downtown Mosul, about 225
miles (360 kilometers)
northwest of Baghdad. It is
Iraq's third-largest city and



“If Iraqis can't get together to
form a government that is in keep-
ing with the election results, there
will be no longer any kind of sup-
port for democracy. And in the
future there will be no desire to
join the democratic process.”



Atheel al-Nujaifi

once-dominant Sunnis, who
lost their privileges with
Saddam's fall but had hopes
of regaining a significant
political voice after the nar-
row victory of a pro-Sunni
coalition in March's parlia-
mentary elections.
Al-Maliki has stepped up
appeals for top Sunni fig-

a former al-Qaida strong-
hold.

His comments underscore
the deep suspicions and
frustrations among Iraq's



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ister keeps his job. Ninevah Gov. Atheel al-Nujaifi said in an Associated
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ures to join talks over the
next government, but has so
far been met with silence or
defiance. The Sunnis say
they do not trust him.

Without serious Sunni
allies, al-Maliki could find
himself at the head of a
sharply divided country
struggling with issues such
as reconstruction and secu-
rity as U.S. force leave.

"Tf Iraqis can't get togeth-
er to form a government
that is in keeping with the
election results, there will
be no longer any kind of
support for democracy. And
in the future there will be
no desire to join the demo-
cratic process,” al-Nujaifi
said.

The governor is part of
the secular political Iraqiya
coalition that is strongly
backed by minority Sunnis.
It narrowly defeated al-
Maliki's Shiite-led political
alliance, but without enough
parliament seats to hold a
majority and form a new
government.

But al-Maliki now
appears to have clinched a
second term with support
from hardline Shiites and





Minister Nouri al-Maliki secures a second term. (AP)

possibly Kurdish parties.

Iraqiya has said it will
boycott another al-Maliki-
run government, shutting
out the Sunnis from top
posts and policymaking. Al-
Nujaifi said that Iraqiya law-
makers will oppose al-
Maliki's administration
from within parliament.

"This could lead to gov-
ernment institutions ceasing
to work — they just won't
function any more," he
added.

However, al-Nujaifi insist-
ed the political battle won't
mark a return to widespread
sectarian violence, as U.S.
and Iraqi officials fear.

Appearing relaxed and
thoughtful during the frank
talk, he maintained that
"people are really tired of
that kind of thing."

In another sign of Iraq's
ethnic and sectarian fault
lines, officials again post-
poned a planned nationwide
census from late October to
Dec. 5.

The count is an extremely
sensitive issue in some
areas, such as Mosul and the

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told the AP that the Cabinet
agreed to postpone the cen-
sus to try to solve some
"pending problems," but
declined to elaborate.

Violence continues to
take place in Iraq, although
it has sharply dipped from
the mass killings between
Shiites and Sunnis that
brought the country to the
brink of civil war just a few
years ago.

A bomb attached to a car
exploded in Baghdad killed
an employee of Iraq's Agri-
culture Ministry on Friday,
the latest in a wave of blasts
and shootings by suspected
Sunni insurgents targeting
security personnel or gov-
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Iraqi police officials say
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ly Sunni area of western
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SAIR, West Bank

ISRAELI police shot
and killed a construction
worker from this West
Bank village Sunday after
he used a rope to scale a
towering wall meant to
keep Palestinians from
sneaking into Israel, police
and a witness said, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

The victim, Izzedine
Kawazbeh, a 35-year-old
father of five, was part of a
group of Palestinian con-
struction workers trying to
enter Israel without per-
mits when he was killed in
east Jerusalem near the
West Bank separation bar-
rier.

Most in the group were
headed to construction jobs
in a Jewish neighborhood
in the Israeli-annexed sec-
tor of Jerusalem the Pales-
tinians want for their
future state, the dead
man's cousin, Mohammed
Kawazbeh, said.

Despite a modest recov-
ery in the West Bank after
years of conflict-driven
downturn, there is still sig-
nificant economic hardship.
Jobs remain scarce and pay
is lower than in Israel. A
workers’ rights group said
thousands sneak into Israel
every day in search of jobs.

The victim's cousin,
Mohammed, 22, said his
relative was shot from
close range and without
provocation.

He said about 100 work-
ers from villages near the
West Bank city of Hebron
climb over the separation
barrier at a particular spot
once a week, head for jobs
on Israeli construction sites
and return to their villages
for the weekend.

"We climb on each oth-
er's shoulders to the top of
the wall, and we tie the
rope, then descend to the
other side," Kawazbeh
said. "We usually choose
(Saturday) midnight,
because there are no sol-
diers and security. We
move to a nearby place, a
hill, where we stay until the
morning,” then travel by
bus and on foot for several
more hours to various con-
struction sites.

Barrier

Israel started building
the separation barrier in
2002 at the height of the
second Palestinian upris-
ing, Saying it was necessary
to keep Palestinian suicide
bombers from entering the
country.

It is now about two-
thirds complete, running
several hundred miles
(kilometers) north to south
in a series of concrete walls
and barbed wire fences.
The structure is expected
to run about 480 miles, or
780 kilometers, when fin-
ished, but a series of legal
and political considerations
have held up construction
in several sensitive loca-
tions.

Israeli police said the
Palestinians trying to enter
Sunday ignored police
orders to stop and fled. But
an officer caught up with
Kawazbeh. Police
spokesman Micky Rosen-
feld said he was shot after
trying to grab the officer's
gun, but it wasn't clear
whether the officer fired or
his gun discharged acci-
dentally.

The cousin denied that
Kawazbeh tried to grab the
gun.

West Bank Palestinians
must obtain special permits
to enter Israel. The num-
ber of permits plummeted
during the years of the
uprising. Although the
number has increased in
recent years, many are still
turned away. Those with-
out permits sometimes try
to sneak in, though the sep-
aration barrier has made
such crossings more diffi-
cult.



SALAH QAWASMEH, father of 37-year-old |zzedine Qawasmeh, holds
his son's portrait after he heard the news on his death at the family
house in the village of Sair near the West Bank city of Hebron, Sun-
day, Oct. 3, 2010. Qawasmeh, a construction worker from this West
Bank village, was shot and killed by Israeli police early Sunday after
using a rope to climb over a towering cement wall meant to keep
Palestinians without entry permits out of Israel, police and a witness

said. (AP)

About 20,000 Palestinian
workers have entry permits
to Israel and another
20,000 have permits to
work in West Bank settle-
ments, said Salwa Alenat
from Kav Laoved, an
Israeli advocacy group that
assists the laborers. In
addition, 10,000 to 15,000
work without permits, she
said.

She said workers without
permits get paid less by
Israeli contractors than
those with permits.

Mohammed Kawazbeh
said he makes about 150
shekels, or $40, a day,
about double the day rate
for a laborer in the West
Bank. He and his fellow
workers often sleep out-
doors or at the construc-
tion site during the week,
he said.

He said he did not try to
obtain a permit after others
in similar situations were
turned down. Israel tends
to give preference to mar-
ried, older men who are
seen as less of a security
risk.

Kawazbeh said he and
others have been unable to
find jobs in their village,
and have no choice but to
sneak into Israel.

While Israel has justified
the sprawling separation
barrier on _ security
grounds, the Palestinians
say the barrier steals their
land because it separates
them from east Jerusalem
and parts of the West
Bank, captured lands they
seek for their future state.

Also Sunday, an Israeli
military court convicted
two soldiers of using a 9-
year-old Palestinian boy as
a human shield during last
year's Gaza war, in the
most serious conviction yet
connected to soldiers’ war
conduct.

The court said the sol-
diers asked the boy to open
bags in a building they
took over, fearing explo-
sives were inside. The mil-
itary bars soldiers from
using civilians as human
shields.

Israel has faced wide-
spread criticism that it
failed to properly investi-

gate alleged wrongdoing by
troops during the three-
week military operation.
Some 1,400 Palestinians
were killed, including hun-
dreds of civilians.

A U.N. probe accused
both Israel and Gaza's
Hamas rulers of commit-
ting war crimes.

Israel denies the allega-
tions, saying its justice sys-
tem is capable of conduct-
ing an investigation that
meets international stan-
dards.

The Ynet news website
said the soldiers could face
up to three years in prison.

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The US warns
Americans to be
vigilant in Europe

WASHINGTON

THE Obama administra-
tion on Sunday warned
Americans of potential ter-
rorist threats in Europe and
urged them to be vigilant in
public places, including
tourist spots and trans-
portation hubs, according to
Associated Press.

A State Department trav-
el alert advises U.S. citizens
living or traveling in Europe
to take more precautions
about their personal secu-
rity. The alert is one step
below a formal travel warn-
ing advising Americans not
to visit Europe.

"Current information sug-
gests that al-Qaida and affil-
iated organizations continue
to plan terrorist attacks,” it
said. "European govern-
ments have taken action to
guard against a terrorist
attack and some have spo-
ken publicly about the
heightened threat condi-
tions."

It noted in particular "the
potential for terrorists to
attack public transportation
systems and other tourist
infrastructure."

"U.S. citizens should take
every precaution to be
aware of their surroundings

and to adopt appropriate
safety measures to protect
themselves when traveling,”
the department said.

Britain's Foreign Office
upgraded its travel advice
for France and Germany,
warning Britons going to
those countries that the
threat of terrorism there is
high. Before Sunday's
change, the government's
travel advice for France and
Germany was that the
threat from terror attacks
there was "general."

Risks

Gemany's Interior Min-
istry said it saw no need to
change its assessment of
risks to the country and
there were "still no concrete
indications of imminent
attacks" there. France's
interior minister said the
threat of a terrorist attack is
real but that the country is
not raising its alert level.

Britain's Home Secretary
Theresa May said that the
threat of terrorism in the
U.K. remains unchanged at
"severe," meaning an attack
is highly likely.

U.S. and European secu-
rity experts have been con-
cerned for days that terror-

ists may be plotting attacks
in Europe with assault
weapons on public places,
similar to the deadly 2008
shooting spree in Mumbai,
India.

"The terrorist threat
exists, and could hit us at
any moment,” the French
defense minister, Herve
Morin, said in an interview
published Sunday.

"Networks organizing
themselves to prepare
attacks are constantly being
dismantled around the
world. It is good for the
French to know this," he
was quoted as saying in the
daily Le Parisien.

The U.S. notice said ter-
rorists "may elect to use a
variety of means and
weapons and target both
official and private inter-
ests" and noted past attacks
against subways, rail sys-
tems and aviation and mar-
itime services.

"U.S. citizens should take
every precaution to be
aware of their surroundings
and to adopt appropriate
safety measures to protect
themselves when traveling,”
according to the alert.

The alert fell short of a
formal travel warning,
which could have broader

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Qaida terrorist attack aimed at U.S.

citizens and Europeans.

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implications including a
stronger likelihood of can-
celed airline and hotel
bookings, and wasn't
intended to urge travelers
to stay away from public
places. Europeans and some
members of the Obama
administration had viewed
that as an overreaction.

Alert

The alert could hurt
European tourism and
affect business travel. But
there hadn't been strong
Opposition to the proposed
alert from European lead-
ers, who privately have
been advised of the impend-

ing action, a European offi-
cial said.

There are hundreds of
thousands of Americans in
Europe at any one time,
including tourists, students
and businesspeople. For
insurance and liability rea-
sons, many U.S. college and
university study-abroad pro-
grams will not send students
to countries for where a
warning is in effect.

U.S.. intelligence officials
believe Osama bin Laden is
behind the terror plots to
attack several European
cities. If true, this would be
the most operational role
that bin Laden has played
in plotting attacks since
Sept. 11, 2001.

Eight Germans and two
British brothers are at the
heart of an al-Qaida-linked
terror plot against Euro-
pean cities, but the plan is
still in its early stages, with
the suspects calling acquain-
tances in Europe to plan
logistics, a Pakistani intel-
ligence official said Thurs-
day.

One of the Britons died
in a recent CIA missile
strike, he said.

The Pakistani official said
the suspects are hiding in
North Waziristan, a Pak-
istani tribal region where
militancy is rife and where
the U.S. has focused many
of its drone-fired missile
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Two NATO service
members killed
in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan

TWO more NATO ser-
vice members were killed
in weekend attacks in
Afghanistan, the military
coalition said Sunday as
Australia's new prime min-
ister vowed to
Afghanistan's president
that her country would con-
tinue to support the war,
according to Associated
Press.

This has been the dead-
liest year for international
troops in the nine-year con-
flict. The toll has shaken
the commitment of many
NATO countries, where
there are rising calls to start
drawing down troops
quickly. Monthly deaths
peaked in June, when 103
NATO forces were killed.

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as Australia's leader.

"Gillard underscored
Australia’s intention to
continue working with the
Afghan government to help
meet its objectives to
improve security, gover-
nance and development
across the country and reit-
erated Australia's expecta-
tions of the Afghan gov-
ernment in the process,"
her office said.

Australia has 1,550

troops in Afghanistan,
mostly in southern Uruz-
gan province. Twenty-one
Australian soldiers have
died since the war began
and Australia's parliament
is expected to hold a debate
soon on the country’s role
in the war.

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troops before flying to Kab-
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IN THIS handout photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
center, meets Corporal Craig Turnball and his Explosive Detection Dog during her visit at Multinational Base
Tarin Kot in southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.

Afghan forces.

On Saturday, Karzai gave
a rousing speech to Afghan
troops, calling on them to
be ready to take charge of
protecting and defending
the nation when interna-
tional troops eventually
leave.

"It is possible that one
day this international com-
munity, which is with us
today, will not see a benefit
in Afghanistan any more
and leave us — like they
left us in the past,” Karzai
said Saturday. "What then
is the task of the Afghan
people, the Afghan gov-
ernment and the Afghan
armed forces? Maintaining
and developing the nation-
al interests of our country."

Asked whether the pres-
ident's comments indicat-
ed a worry that NATO
forces will desert
Afghanistan, a Defense
Ministry spokesman said
Sunday that the statement
simply reflected the facts
— that Western powers do
not intend to fight here
indefinitely.

"Tt is not a concern; it isa
reality. All countries are
here because of their
national interest. Once they
don't see their national
interest, they will leave,"
Gen. Mohammad Zahir
Azimi told reporters in the
capital.

He said a push to
increase the size of the

Afghan army is on track,
noting that they reached a
benchmark of 134,000 sol-
diers about three months
ahead of an October dead-
line, and now have 140,000
active soldiers with another
20,000 being trained. The
ultimate goal is 240,000
troops.

But the Afghan army and
police are still widely seen
as hobbled by a lack of
education, drug abuse and
corruption, raising doubts
about whether they will
really be able to take the
lead in securing the country
by 2014 as promised. While
military operations are reg-
ularly described as
"Afghan-led,” the bulk of
resources and strategic
planning usually come from
NATO forces.

Both the Afghan govern-
ment and its international
backers therefore have
been pushing for more real
Afghan control of the secu-
rity situation.

One recent move by
Karzai's administration —
a plan to dissolve private
security firms that protect
government officials, busi-
nesspeople and military
convoys — is already under
way, Officials said Sunday.

A spokesman for the
Interior Ministry, Zemeri
Bashary, said the govern-
ment has disbanded a few
security companies that
were working without

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proper registration.

NATO did not provide
the nationalities of the lat-
est troop deaths, in keep-
ing with a policy to wait for
national authorities to
release information on
their casualties.

One of the service mem-
bers died Sunday in a battle
with insurgents in the
north, while another was
killed by a bomb attack
Saturday in the south, the
alliance said. No other
details were provided.

The deaths bring to seven
the number of NATO ser-
vice members killed in the
first three days of October.
At least 57 NATO service
members were killed in
September, including 42
Americans, according to an
Associated Press tally.

NATO also said it cap-
tured a key Taliban leader
in southern Kandahar
province and killed two
senior Taliban figures in
northern Badghis province
on Saturday.

But the NATO success-
es continue to be accompa-
nied by costly mistakes.
Also Saturday, NATO
forces inadvertently killed a
child and wounded an adult
civilian when they fired on
a suspected insurgent who
they thought was about to
fire a weapon, the force
said.

The incident is under
investigation.



IN THIS photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, right,
is welcomed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their first official meeting at the presidential
palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday.

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Let the ‘unbelievable games’ it

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EW DELHI,

India — Let

the Games

begin. After

going through
all of the formalities, the XIX
Commonwealth Games are
now underway following a
colourful opening ceremony. I
thought what I saw in Beijing,
China, last year at the
Olympic Games was impres-
sive.

But somebody must have
gotten the Indians mad
because they didn’t leave any
stones unturned in taking
your breath away with per-
formance after performance
at the national Olympic sta-
dium.

I have to give the Indian
Olympic Committee and their
organising committee an A+
for what I’ve seen and wit-
nessed so far. These will have
to go down as one of the most
successful Commonwealth
Games.

Last year when I went into
the Bird’s Nest (Olympic Sta-
dium) in Beijing, I was left
speechless because of its
unique style of creation. But
credit has to be given to India
for the refurbishment of their
Olympic stadium, which host-
ed the Asian Games back in
the 1980s.

Looking at the track itself,
you can expect some very
super performances from the
athletes during the athletic

GRAND OPENING: Performers dance during the opening ceremony.

competition that is scheduled
to run from Wednesday to
October 12. When we return
to the stadium on October 14
for the closing ceremonies,
everybody should just name
India as the champions of the
games.

That’s just how impressive
the organisers have been in
hosting the four-yearly games
for the first time.

While a lot of people are
still trying to find out what all
the fuss in the media was

about before their arrival,
we’ve seen nothing but a
proud nation that has warmly
welcomed the rest of the
Commonwealth, from the air-
port to the games village to
its sporting facilities.

Over the past two days, I
was still in awe with what I
saw at the games village
where for the first time in
either the Olympic or the
Commonwealth Games that
the organisers have structured
the facilities in a way that the



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athletes can remain right
where they are and train.

The boxers, cyclists and
tennis players have had to
leave the compound to train
because there are no facilities
for them at the games village.
But they have all expressed a
delight in what they have
seen.

It’s all up to our athletes
now to go out and perform.
They looked splendid yester-
day in their orange Androsian
print shirt with white pants

and white or black shoes
when they went out on the
March pass.

I also have to admit that
while they have been com-
fortable in their environment,
a lot of credit has to be given
to the management team led
by chef de mission Roy Cole-
brooke and his deputy Tim
Munnings.

These two men, along with
track and field manager Roo-
sevelt Thompson and cycling
manager Barron ‘Turbo’
Musgrove, have done a heli-
um job in ensuring that any
problems the athletes have
faced are corrected right
away.

T liked the fact that the four
men brought the team togeth-
er in a meeting, had each oth-
er introduce themselves and
they provided them with
updates on all of the four dis-
ciplines that the Bahamas is
entered in.

It was during that meeting
that a letter was read from
the organising committee that
praised Colebrooke for the
bold stance he took during
the Bahamas’ flag raising cer-
emony to encourage all of the
countries to put together and
give India all the support they

A touch of ‘royalty’
for Team Bahamas

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — It was a
touch of “royalty” for some members
of Team Bahamas at the XIX Com-
monwealth Games as they met up
close and personal with three mem-
bers of the Royal British Empire.

Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla,
Duchess of Cornwall and Prince
Edward, Earl of Wessex, all stopped
into the games village yesterday
where they took the time out to inter-
act with members of the teams before
the official opening ceremonies.

At the training track and field cen-
ter, head coach Fritz Grant, along
with athletes Jamial Rolle, Rodney
Green, Adrian Griffith, Andretti
Bain, La’Sean Pickstock, Trevor Bar-
ry, Lavern Eve, Christine Amertil and
assistant boxing coach Floyd Seymour
were among the athletes who got the
chance to shake hands and chat with
the internationally acclaimed celebri-
ties.

“Tt was a good experience for me. It
was the first time for me to get so
close and rub shoulders with such roy-
alty,” Grant said. “It was quite an
experience and being able to just be in
their presence, I thank God for the
opportunity.

“You normally just see them on
TV or in the newspapers, but being
able to see the Prince and the
Duchess was quite a thrill for me. It’s
one of those experiences that I will
cherish for the rest of my life, having
had the opportunity to meet them up
close and talk to them. It was a very
nice feeling.”

While the Duchess inquired from
Grant about the team, Prince Charles
tried to find out what the weather
was like in the Bahamas compared
to India. But he said although it was
similar, the team did manage to get in
a little early to get acclimatized.

One by one, the three Royal High-
nesses were able to greet each ath-
lete individually and they were able to
ask one or two questions, leaving a
broad smile on their faces.

“Tt was definitely a great experi-
ence, a once in a lifetime opportunity
that I will cherish for the rest of my
life,” said sprinter Jamial Rolle. “They
basically wanted to know where we

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CHARLES, the Prince of Wales, with some
members of the Bahamas team.

were from, what we do and how we
like the facilities. | was quite thrilled
to have met them.”

Ramon Miller, one of three quar-
ter-milers who will be contesting the
men’s 400 metres, said it was a plea-
sure to meet them. “I never thought
in my lifetime that I would ever meet
the Prince,” Miller stated. “Now I
have. But he’s human just like us. He
walked on the same ground like us.
He talked with us.”

Quarter-miler Christine Amertil,
one of the two females on the track
team, said it was quite interesting.
“You hear a lot about them, you see
them on TV. Now you get a chance to
meet them,” she said “They are so
nice and friendly. I was quite
impressed with Prince Charles’
knowledge of track and field.”

Amertil, making her third appear-
ance at the games, said the Prince
asked about the games, the facilities
and their expectations for the games.
But what struck her most was when
Prince Charles alluded to the fact that
“it is better in the Bahamas,” having
spent some considerable time there in
the past.

As for Lavern Eve, the other
female on the team, she said she
couldn’t ask for a better opportunity
than to meet them all face to face.

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with some Team Bahamas members.

CAMILLA, the Duchess of Cornwall, chats
with Jamial Rolle.

“Their demeanor has been the same
as I’ve seen them on TV,” said Eve,
who will be making her fourth
appearance at the games. “They
shook my hands. So that was awe-
some. They also asked me about the
javelin, so we had a little conversation
going on.”

High jumper Trevor Barry looked
at it as watching a lot of history unfold
before his eyes. “They have had a
rich tradition in the Commonwealth,”
he said. “It’s almost indescribable
right now, but for my offspring, I now
have something to tell them when
we’re under the tree talking about
the old days. “I just can’t describe it.
It was a wonderful experience for me.
A privilege just to be in their compa-
ny.”

Assistant boxing coach Floyd Sey-
mour was a little more ecstatic. “It
was an awesome experience. That
was Prince Charles. Come on, Eng-
land. It’s awesome.”

“All I can say is its awesome. I
mean we’re from the Bahamas and
to meet Prince Charles and Prince
Edward and actually talk to them,
every Bahamian ought to be proud
to know that one day they could too.”

Now, after their royal greetings,
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need to make the games a
success.

At the flag ceremonies for a
number of countries that I
witnessed since I’ve been
here, the Indians have put on
some spectacular cultural per-
formances, similar to those
they had at the opening cere-
monies.

But it showed the pride in
which the people of this coun-
try have come together to
make sure that we all leave
with a sweet taste in our
mouths to encourage others
to come here in the future.

I’ve had the chance to walk
around the games village and
there was never a dull
moment.

The presence of Prince
Charles, the Duchess of Corn-
wall and Prince Edward has
certainly brought more sig-
nificance to the games. The
three have demonstrated the
common touch that the Indi-
ans have given to us all as we
roam around.

I will certainly be looking
forward to the competition
over the next 11 days as our
athletes compete in athletics,
tennis, boxing and cycling in
what I could describe as the
“unbelievable games.”

Valentino Knowles proudly

carries the Bahamian flag

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — On
the biggest stage of his life in
front of the largest crowd ever,
Valentino Knowles proudly
walked into the Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium carrying the
Bahamian flag at the opening
ceremonies for the XIX 2010
Commonwealth Games.

Back at the games village,
high jumper Donald Thomas
and tennis players Devin
Munnings and Marvin Rolle all
made their entrance, albeit just
hours before Rolle will have to
take to the courts to compete in
his first mixed doubles match
today with Grand Bahamian
Larikah Russell as they open
competition for the Bahamas.

They will be joined by Nikki-
ta Fountain, who will play in the
first singles match. Munnings,
on the other hand, will have a
day off to recuperate from the
jetlag. Grand Bahamian Rod-
ney Carey Jr is the last member
of the team not arrived as yet.
It's not certain if he will make it
in time to compete in the sin-
gles.

Before a near-capacity 60,000
crowd that was graced by the
appearance of Prince Charles,
the Prince of Wales, and his wife
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
a colourful ceremony took place
as more than 4,000 competitors
participated from 71 countries.

Knowles, who made history
as the first boxer and the
youngest Bahamian to carry the
flag, said it was a breath-taking
experience for him.

"This was a big opportunity
for me and it has really motivat-
ed me to be the flag carrier,"
Knowles said. "At the beginning,
looking behind me in the arena
and seeing all of the people, I
was really shocked. But once I
got out there, it was all normal."

As for the ceremony itself,
Knowles said it will be an event
that he will remember for the
rest of his life.

Today, Knowles and Carl
Hield are expected to go
through their weigh-in and then
they will know exactly when and
who they will be boxing once
the draw is complete. They
could start as early as Tuesday.

Also today, tennis will be the
first discipline in action for the
Bahamas as the games officially
get underway. Fountain will be
matched against number eight
seed Marina Erakovic of New
Zealand in the first round of the
women’s singles. Russell is also
listed to compete in the singles,
but coach Leo Rolle said she will
definitely see her first round
action in mixed doubles when
she teams up with his son, Mar-
vin.

Marvin Rolle and Devin
Mullings arrived just as the
opening ceremonies were com-
pleted. But they won't have
much time to acclimatize them-
selves.

"T have high expectations for
the girls mainly because Devin
and Marvin are just coming in
and Rodney Carey (Jr) won't be
here until tomorrow," Rolle
said. "They will be jetlagged and
very tired, so it will be very high
for them to perform at their best
in that condition. But who
knows. We will see what hap-
pens when they go out there to
play.”

The three male tennis play-
ers, Rolle, Munnings and Carey,
were all delayed coming to India
because they didn't have their
visas in time to travel with every-
body else.

As for Thomas, he chose to
stay at home for a few days
before coming to India. The
good thing is that he will have at
least two days to adjust before
the track and field competition
gets underway on Wednesday.
He is not expected to compete in
the preliminary round with
Trevor Barry until Thursday.

When the track and field com-
petition starts on Wednesday, a
trio of sprinters — Adrian Grif-
fith, Rodney Green and Jamial
Rolle — are expected to compete
in the preliminaries of the men's
100m. Christine Amertil, one of
the two females on the team,
will be entered in the opening
round of the 400.

Cycling, the other discipline
that the Bahamas will be partic-
ipating in, won't see any action
until October 10 when the two
competitors, Laurence Jupp and
Rowshon Jones of Grand
Bahama, will be entered in the
road race. The time trials will
follow for them on October 12.

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Schools have become
a ‘breeding ground’

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

THE number of youth gangs
in the Bahamas rose by 58 per
cent over the past eight years,
according to data released by
Youth Against Violence.

The total number of gangs in
the Bahamas is now 79, and
schools have become a “breed-
ing ground.” It is not just public
schools being affected, said
Minister Keith Gray, a presen-
ter at the Conflict Resolution
and Anger Management Semi-
nar on Friday.

“No school is impervious to

gang penetration,” he said. “We
say this not to create pande-
monium, but to create a net-
work of support to address the
plight of our youth,” he said.

Earlier this week, Pastor Car-
los Reid, a director at Youth
Against Violence (YAV), said
over 20,000 Bahamian youth
are involved in gang activity.
Since then, some Bahamians
have accused the group of hav-
ing exaggerated figures.

But Pastor Reid said he is
not phased.

“Let’s do the math,” he said,
referring to 1991 statistics that

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Straw vendors face wait
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WHILE today had been given initially as a
tentative date for the first hearing in the case
of the nine Bahamian straw vendors who were
arrested in New York, it appears the accused
will have to wait a little longer for their day in

court.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Brent Symonette told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the vendors have been
charged, but he did not have information
regarding the date for their main hearing in

court.

Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs,

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AWARD CEREMONY: Prime Minister of Swaziland Barnabas Dlamini with businessman
Rudy King during Saturday's award presentation.

BUSINESSMAN Rudy King yesterday
responded to controversy surrounding an

| awards ceremony held by his organisation,

defending the honouring of the prime min-
ister of the Kingdom of Swaziland.

On Saturday, The Tribune published a
lead story citing international outrage over
the announcement that the controversial
Prime Minister of Swaziland, accused of
condoning torture, was to be honoured for
his “contribution to peace and human dig-
nity.”

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday Mr
King claimed, however, that the award was
not actually for the Prime Minister of Swazi-
land Barnabas Dlamini but rather the King-
dom of Swaziland for its efforts in combat-

ing the scourge of the AIDS virus.

“Swaziland was chosen, not the prime
minister. The Kingdom of Swaziland was
chosen for their strides to combat AIDS in
their country. The honour was placed on
him because he is the present Prime Minis-
ter,” Mr King said.

Mr King contended that he was unaware
of the furore surrounding the Swaziland
prime minister until the night prior to the
World Citizen Awards ceremony. Accord-
ing to Mr King, some 365 persons attended
the ceremony which was held on Friday
night at the British Colonial Hilton when
awards were presented to several persons,

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WOMAN INJURED
AFTER SHARK ATTACK
IN THE ABACOS

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN was left
nursing serious wounds over
the weekend after being
attacked by a shark while
surfing in the Abacos.

Jane Engle of Hope
‘Town, Abaco, was attacked
by what is believed to have
been a lemon shark while
surfing with her husband
and some friends in the area
of Elbow Cay, Abaco
around 3pm on Saturday.
According to her husband,
Ronald Engle, his wife —
who was in shock after the
incident — received bite
marks between her left
ankle and knee and
required some 75 to 100
stitches.

This incident comes just
weeks after the remains of a
man who disappeared after
a boat trip with three others
off Jaws Beach were found
in the stomach of a 12-foot
tiger shark.

SEE page 13

RESIDENTS PLAN
ARAWAK HOMES
DEMONSTRATION

FEARING that their
homes may be under
threat, residents of
Pinewood Gardens have
banded together and are
expected to stage a protest
against Arawak Homes
today.

The planned demon-
stration follows the demo-
lition of a family home in
the Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates amidst public out-
cry and the statement by
Arawak Homes Limited
that there is still “wide-
spread trespass” on prop-
erty owned by the real
estate development com-
pany in that community.

Arawak Homes in a
statement on September
24 said that there are “hun-
dreds of persons involved
in similar trespass” in
Pinewood Gardens.

Concerned about any
further actions by Arawak
Homes, residents have
sought the help of the Jus-
tice League, a local group
of social activists, to get
organised.

A spokesperson for the
Justice League said the res-
idents are taking the stance
that they will not take this
situation “lying down”, but
will fight for their homes.
The group’s spokesperson
said today’s protest will not
be one for the general pub-
lic, but will include only
those directly affected.

Over 80 persons are

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MORE details of plans for
the JFK Drive airport gateway
project and the use of Chinese
labour in it were revealed by
the Prime Minister during a
contract signing ceremony for
the infrastructure works.

According to the prime min-
ister, in addition to the expan-
sion of John F Kennedy Drive
into a four-lane carriageway, a
total of nine new roundabouts
will be constructed along the
route of the expanded highway.

The prime minister formally
signed agreements for the $70.8
million highway project with
two China State Companies;
the China Export Import Bank
and the China Construction
Company on Thursday at the
British Colonial Hilton.

Mr Ingraham described the
signing ceremony as “an impor-
tant event” that allows the gov-
ernment to take a further step
towards the completion of its
overall vision for the country’s
infrastructure. The Chinese
state loan will be for a total of
$58 million, available at a low
two per cent interest rate.

Thanking the Chinese gov-
ernment, Mr Ingraham said:
“The Airport Gateway is an
important component of my



‘The Airport Gate-
way is an important
component of my
Governments master
plan...’
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Government’s master plan to
modernize and upgrade the
infrastructure of our capital city
of Nassau to the benefit and
enjoyment of residents and the
several million visitors whose
first entry to The Bahamas is
via the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport and its con-
nector roads to our residential
neighbourhoods and hotel
resorts.”

The expansion of the road
into a four lane dual carriage-
way will see a new westbound
carriageway constructed to the
south of the existing road and
rehabilitation of the existing
carriageway for east bound
travel will be undertaken.

Underground electrical
cables are to be installed,
telecommunication and cable
infrastructure will be relocat-
ed, dense landscaping will be
carried out and ancillary works
such as drainage, signage, road
markings, street lighting, and
road accesses will be done.

Mr Ingraham said: “Early
programming suggests that the
design start-up works sched-
uled for this year will engage
approximately 30 Chinese road
and utility design personnel.
This number will increase to 50
early next year as project man-

agement teams arrive.

“Once the water main and
High Voltage installation com-
mences in mid-2011 some 80
individuals experienced in this
type of installation will join the
construction team from Chi-
na. Subsequently 20 Chinese
staff will join the team for the
installation of telecommunica-
tions cable and a further 60 for-
eign workers will install the new
water mains.

“It is expected that by Sep-
tember 2012 the foreign labour
component will drop to about
80 foreign workers, including
managers and workers. Fol-
lowing completion of the pro-
ject a small contingent of
(CSCEC) staff — between 10 -20
will remain to conduct testing
and to complete training of
Bahamian maintenance crews.
The tentative schedule of works
suggests a project completion
date of end-October, 2012.”

An Environmental Impact
Assessment for the highway
project has now been complet-
ed by Blue Engineering Ltd
and recommended for approval
by the Bahamas Environment
Science and Technology com-
mission, according to the prime
minister. Meanwhile, the Min-
istry of Public Works will soon
invite bids on a tender for a
supervisory and monitoring
contract for this project, with
whichever company wins this
bid being responsible for assur-
ing the quality of the materials
used, much of which will be
coming from China.

Cuban who taught at Bahamian
school killed while riding bike

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT - A Cuban teacher who taught at a Bahamian

high school was killed in a traffic accident while riding his bicycle
in North Andros on the weekend.

On Saturday, the body of Alexis Loynas, who taught chemistry
and physics at the North Andros High School, was flown to New
Providence.

The body was received by Ministry of Education officials and
representatives of the Cuban Embassy.

According to reports, Mr Loynas, 41, was involved in an acci-
dent while riding his bicycle on Queen’s Highway around 9.30pm
in Nicoll’s Town on Friday, October 1.

Andros police responded shortly after being notified of the
accident. Loynas was taken to the government clinic where he
was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

A team of officers from New Providence arrived in Andros on
Saturday to assist police with the investigation into the accident

The Ministry of Education has expressed deep sadness by the
death of Mr Loynas.

Terrice Curry, principal of North Andros High, escorted Mr Loy-
nas’ body to Nassau on Saturday.

Director of Education, Mr. Lionel K. Sands, Mr Harcourt
Davis, District Superintendent for the North Andros and Berry
Islands District, who was in Nassau at the time of the accident, and
representatives from the Cuban Embassy in Nassau received the
body.

“The Ministry expresses deep regret at the tremendous loss of
Mr. Loynas who during his short time at the school was an asset to
the staff and students as well as the community,” a statement
said.

“The Ministry will take the customary steps to ensure the stu-
dents and staff received the necessary attention to cope with this
tragedy.”

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From the time he was a small child, Michael Munnings wanted to be like his dad. “My
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computer. | was nine when | developed my first spreadsheet. My father couldn’t believe it.”

REGISTRATION centres will be open at locations
throughout the country beginning today as preparation of the
new Voter Register for the next general elections begins.

The simultaneous opening of multiple centres in New
Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands will facili-
tate an early national voter registration drive, said Parlia-
mentary Commissioner Errol Bethel.

Officials hope that with the early opening of registration
centres, the process will be expedited while maintaining its
accuracy and sanctity.

“T cannot overstate the importance of an accurate register.
An accurate register facilitates fairness in the electoral
process; it enhances better redistribution of seats, thereby
enhancing the principle of one person one vote, and it makes
for a better election,” said Mr Bethel last week.

“In short, a good register leads to a good election.

Registration of voters in New Providence and the Family
Islands will be held from Monday through Friday, commenc-
ing today.

In New Providence, voter registration will commence at
the following locations:

Inspired by his father, Munnings decided to pursue a career in banking. He started as a
teller and was quickly promoted to various roles in the banking system, including Loan
Officer, Assistant Manager of Consumer Credit, Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing, Sr.
Manager of Credit Solutions and Director of Retail Banking. This past June, Munnings
decided to join RBC as Manager of Customer Service & Operations, with responsibility for
overseeing service delivery throughout RBC’s 11 banking centres in New Providence and
Grand Bahama.

According to Munnings, RBC is a growing company that demonstrates many strengths in
the financial services industry. “RBC is focused on delivering exceptional financial products
and services to the community, while remaining keenly focused on its clients,” he said. In
addition, RBC’s commitment to empowering employees and developing their talents
supports Munnings’ personal mantra that he learned from his father: “If you’re doing
something, be the best at it. Whatever you do, do it better than those before you.”

When he’s not at work, Munnings has a passion for drawing, especially drawing and
shading with pencils. This creative side balances his financial proficiency and has fostered
his desire to challenge the status quo and constantly learn more.

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9.30am- 4.30pm

¢ Town Centre Mall and Marathon Mall
10am - 4pm

¢ General Post Office, East Hill Street
10am - 4pm

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10am - 4pm

¢ Sub-Post Office, South Beach
10am- 4pm

¢ Sub-Post Office, Elizabeth Estates
10am - 4pm

In 2006, Munnings obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He has one son, Makio
Alexander, who may one day follow in his footsteps.

On Grand Bahama, a voter registration will be carried out
during normal working hours at the Parliamentary Registra-
tion Department located in the National Insurance Build-
ing/Complex as well as the Administrator's office in Eight
Mile Rock and High Rock Settlements.

In the Family Islands, voter registration will take place at
the Family Island Administrator's Office between the hours
of 9.30 am and 4.30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

All applicants for registration must be Bahamian citizens,
18 years or older, and must present proof of citizenship,
preferably a passport or a birth certificate along with a job or
student ID.

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Teen expected

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gory Rolle and Janet Taylor.
FOLLOWING an intensive

which left 13-year-old Rashad
Rolle with a bullet wound in

a teenager is expected to be
charged in court sometime
today in connection with the
crime.

Supt Leon Bethel, officer
in-charge of the Central
Detective Unit, said police
believe they have a sufficient
number of material witnesses
in this case.

The teenage suspect, whose
identity is being withheld, was
in police custody last night.

Meanwhile, Rashad, an
eighth grade T A Thompson
student, continues to make a
miraculous recovery in hospi-
tal. However, it will reported-
ly still be several months
before Rashad can resume his
former life. Rashad was wait-

ing at a bus stop at John Road :

with other students on Sep-
tember 14 when a fight broke
out. A short time later gun-
shots were fired.

His parents believe Rashad
was at the wrong place at the
wrong time, and another vic-
tim of the senseless violence
sweeping the country.

Two men injured in
separate knite fights

TWO men had to be taken
to hospital after being injured
in two separate knife fights
over the weekend.

The first incident occurred
around lam on Saturday in
the area of Nassau East.

Police officers responding
to the scene were told by wit-
nesses that a man who was
leaving a party got into an
altercation with a group of
men and was subsequently
stabbed. The victim drove
himself to hospital where he
was treated and discharged.

Only a short while later, at
around 2.30am, police
received information of a
stabbing at Wulff and Clar-
idge Roads. According to
reports, two men got into a

brawl which resulted in one of

them being stabbed in his left
shoulder and lower back.

The victim was taken to
hospital by emergency med-
ical personnel where he was
treated and later discharged.

Police investigations into
both matters continue.

Gunshot victim in
serious condition

A man is in serious condi-
tion in hospital after being
shot in his abdomen and legs
in the early morning hours of
Saturday.

According to police
reports, the shooting took
place shortly before 3am at
Lily of the Valley Corner
between East Street and Mar-
ket Street. Police responded
and discovered a man with
gunshot injuries. The victim
was taken to hospital where
he is currently being treated.

Last night, police said they
were unable to provide any
further details surrounding
the circumstances of the
shooting.

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general election fight for FNM |

i | By TANEKA THOMPSON
? Tribune Staff Reporter
: tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE tough economy and poor public

relations on the part of the governing par-
? ty will make the 2012 general elections a

: ? particularly tough fight for the Free Nation-
PARENTS OF Rashad Rolle: Gre- :

al Movement, said former Cabinet Minister

: Branville McCartney.

Although the Bamboo Town MP

: aa : ? believes the FNM is still the best choice
investigation into the shooting } for the country's electorate, he said the
? party must go into overdrive to win over
: : _, ? disgruntled voters worried about their
his head, police yesterday said finances and those who feel slighted by the

? Ingraham administration's policies.

"T think we need to start gearing up for

? the next election, I think this will be a very
? tough election,” said Mr McCartney, who
i resigned as Minister of State for Immigra-
? tion in February.

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Freedom of speech being abused

OF ALL the amendments to the Ameri-
can Constitution the First — freedom of
speech and assembly — seems the most
sacred. However, in the past few weeks it has
been dragged through the mud and abused
by the very persons who should be defending
its sanctity.

It appears that too many Americans
today are confusing freedom with licence.
However, if they don’t soon learn the dif-
ference they will eventually lose the very
freedoms for which so many of their fore-
bears gave their lives.

In this past week an Assistant Attorney
General from Michigan has spent his spare
time stalking and harassing an openly gay
student who has been elected president of
Michigan University’s student assembly —
the first in the university’s history. Most
right thinking people see it for what it is —
harassment, intimidation, and stalking —
however, the stalker — Andrew Shirvell—
who seems unhinged by his obsession, calls
it “freedom of speech.” A freedom guaran-
teed him under the constitution’s first
amendment.

And then there is his boss — Michigan
Attorney General Mike Cox — who calls
his subordinate’s after-office-hours behav-
iour immature, showing, he says, a lack of
judgment, but not rising to firing level. Why?
Because the constitution protects his free-
dom of speech.

In our opinion, they should both be fired.

So many persons, including the governor
of the state, were so incensed by his behav-
iour that Shirvell has taken a leave of
absence from his job.

He is to appear in court to defend a
restraining order that the student has taken
out against him for following him “unnec-
essarily” around campus and Ann Arbor
since April. The student said Shirvell has
been “blogging about me extensively using
bias and bigotry and poses a threat to my
own personal safety.”

And then there is the case of the 18-year-
old Rutgers University freshman, a promis-
ing violinist, who appears to have committed
suicide by jumping off the George Wash-
ington Bridge after his roommate posted on
the Internet a sexual encounter he had with
another man in his dorm room.

Obviously the roommate and his female
accomplice, both 18, completely lacking in
decency, thought the whole episode amusing
and decided to set up a camera in the dorm
and invited their 150 Twitter followers to

iChat, an Internet messaging service with a
live video feed.

This is not the first suicide that has result-
ed from persons — ostensibly exercising
their freedom of expression — harassing
others to death. Modern technology has cre-
ated a mammoth problem that the law will
have to study in depth to prevent the
unscrupulous from destroying the reputa-
tion, careers and even lives of others.

And, of course, in the United States it is
election season and from some of the antics
these politicians get up to it is difficult to
see how the public can either respect or sup-
port them. Judged by the lying and smear
campaigns of some of them against their
opponents there is not much hope for the
future if this is to be the standard of Amer-
ica’s leaders. We have never known a time
when we expected better, only to be appalled
by the depth of indecency to which many
of them have fallen. It can’t be excused by
the callous comment: “Oh, that’s just poli-
tics!”

That is the very reason that politics and
politicians are not respected. “Oh, that’s just
politics!” followed by a sneering laugh is the
excuse heard so many times in the Bahamas
for sins that should not be committed.

US Rep. Alan Grayson (D), who appar-
ently does not approve of the religious sect
to which his opponent Daniel Webster (R)
former House Speaker subscribes, took a
sentence of a speech Webster made to a
group of fathers and turned it into some-
thing that Webster never said. Based on the
false words Grayson released a TV adver-
tisement, saying that Webster thinks that
wives should submit to their husbands, dis-
missing him as “Taliban Dan Webster.”

Anderson Cooper in his CNN pro-
gramme “Keeping them Honest” showed
Grayson’s advertisement and then played
what Webster had actually told the fathers.
The misrepresentation was shocking. We
agree with a commentator who said that “a
man who stoops to that level should not be
in any office.” Yet Grayson has the nerve to
run for the United States Congress. And
what is even more appalling is that he will
get votes.

In his message what Webster told fathers
was that they should not pray for the first
half of the passage in Ephesians — “wives
submit yourselves unto your own husbands”
— but pray for the second — “husbands, love
your wives, even as Christ also loved the
church, and gave himself for it.”



Comparing
the FNM
and PLP on
Baha Mar

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The last 24-hours has been
interesting for those who fol-
low the antics of our national
politicians — just contrast the
governing FNM to the Oppo-
sition PLP on Baha Mar.

In some ways both have
their story but both stories
differ in so much as absolute-
ly nothing has occurred other
than the renovation to the
tune of $90 million of what is
the Sheraton — the Prime
Minister confirmed as what
was speculated Baha Mar has
still not paid the Treasury the
$10.1 million for the Stamp
Tax due on the sale agree-
ment of the Radisson in 2005
— he very politically declined
to state what was implied that
Baha Mar had further debts
to the government — I really
think the Prime Minister
should disclose these as sure-
ly should we be going into a
major commitment granting
Baha Mar enormous valuable
concessions when they are
already in debt and have been
unable to pay for years.

Comments as to the state
of the negotiations between
Scotia and Baha Mar are
totally speculative but we
read about someone with
some special in with one or
the other when in reality it is
just PR spin. Even the most
reliable so-called source is
basically totally speculative
and their opinion has no val-
ue.
The project value jumps
suddenly from $2.65 billion to
$3.16 billion meaning Baha
Mar is short $1 billion
between the Import-Export
Bank Loan and the cost of
the built-out — now Baha Mar
has to explain this.

If there is a settlement with
Scotia who for the record has
been the most pro-active bank
to the Tourism sector of the
Bahamas — who put billions
on the line with Atlantis —
British Colonial Cable Beach
to mention just a few — clear-
ly an exceptionally good busi-
ness citizen to our largest dol-
lar earning sector.

Who and where is the
working capital for Baha Mar
coming from if currently they
rely on Scotia to facilitate
financing? If any bank was to

LETTERS

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commit to this where is their
guarantee if the real estate is
held as a guarantee to the
Import-Export Bank of Chi-
na? The public should be
told?

The Prime Minister raised
an important point — at this
moment like last year the
management of Baha Mar
closed down the Wyndham
and the Casino, not sure if
that is a breach of the Casino
License whilst their competi-
tion even with low occupan-
cies stayed open, of particular
mention is Our Lucaya who
continue to operate and today
has a full page advertisement
for senior Management posi-
tions but it is known to lose
over $20 million a year— many
Grand Bahamians have to be
very content that Hutchinson-
Whampao continue to have
faith. What if they took the
Baha Mar Management posi-
tion and close?

Read the Heads of Agree-
ment of 2005 and the Supple-
mental 2008 and we have to
worry can Baha Mar comply
with what they promised we
will train Bahamians in the
construction trades — we will
train and finance agricultur-
al and fishing enterprises and
persons in the skills of both
areas. They will build a
reverse osmosis plant.

Hasn’t Baha Mar told Mr
Steve Wrinkle sorry we do
not have the funds to train
the construction workers hav-
ing spun in the media that
there are no qualified
Bahamian construction work-
ers? Boy suckers are found!

For the opposition to fore-
shadow they will participate
in this proposed resolution
totally makes them idiots in
a process which as fr as I can
see is unconstitutional.

Refer to The Constitution
Article: 77 Allocation of Port-
folios clearly establishes a

Minister is made constitu-
tionally responsible for cer-
tain sectors of government.

As proposed the exercise is
futile — not binding and can-
not support any decision as
the sole decider is the Minis-
ter responsible for Immigra-
tion on the advice of the
Board of Immigration who
alone has the right to issue
such work permits.

The impasse of Baha Mar
and their inability to comply
at stages of this project’s
development is self-evident
to cause all to ask the obvious
— do they have the means?

Don’t blame the Prime
Minister as to the why Har-
rah’s left the joint venture
with Baha Mar — their letter
has done its rounds and if the
contents was not true you
know Baha Mar would have
denied it. Baha Mar took
Harrah’s to court in New
York trying to claim damages
to the tune of $289 million,
an interesting figure, and lost
and now have a bill from their
group of attorneys of over $18
million. Harrah’s, like us all,
wanted assurances from Baha
Mar so they invoked the
Equity Subscription clause
which required Baha Mar to
put up or, yes Harrah’s can
leave Baha Mar did not put
up their Equity Capital $281
million so it appeared they
were in violation of the Joint
Venture Agreement. Mr
Ingraham’s comment that he
for sure knew one party could
comply with the commitments
did no injury in my estimate
to the retention of interest by
Harrah’s it reinforced what
Harrah’s came to know —
Baha Mar did not show they
had the means to raise the
$281 million they agreed to.

I am concerned and I sup-
port the Prime Minister that if
you drop such a large inven-
tory of new hotel rooms at
one time the impact could be
devastating.

K BETHEL
Nassau,
September 30, 2010.

The highly adaptable Bahamas

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Re: Straw Market profits ‘at risk’. — The Tribune, September
21, 2010

Scripture Thought
ISAIAH 40:23-26

. He brings the princes to nothing:
He makes the judges of the earth useless.
. Scarcely shall they be planted,
Scarcely shall they be sown
Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth,
When He will also blow on them,
And they will wither,
And the whirlwind will take them away like
stubble.

. ‘To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom
shall | be equal?” says the Holy One.

. Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has
created these things,Who brings out their host
by number: He calls them all by name,

By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power;
Not one is missing.

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By TANEKA THOMPSON
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tthompson@tribunemedia.net

NO decision has been
made yet on whether the
opposition Progressive Lib-
eral Party (PLP) will hold a
national convention this year
although many within the
party are in favour of hold-
ing the event, according to
the party's chairman.

When the PLP's national
general council mects on
October 21, it is expected
that the group will vote for
or against organising a con-
vention.

"That decision will be
made by our national gen-
eral council when we meet
this month," PLP Chairman
Bradley Roberts told The
Tribune Friday when con-



MEETING THIS MONTH:
Bradley Roberts

council met on Thursday and
decided unanimously not to
hold a convention this year,
opting instead to wait until
2011.

tacted for comment.
The governing Free
National Movement's own

At a press conference on
Wednesday — ahead of the

College of Bahamas signs historic
Memorandum of Understanding

THE College of the Bahamas has signed an historic Memoran-
dum of Understanding that establishes the Bahamas Health Sci-
ences Library Consortium, sealing a formal collaboration with
the Ministry of Health, the Public Hospitals’ Authority and the Uni-
versity of the West Indies-School of Clinical Medicine and
Research, the Bahamas.

The agreement paves the way for expanded access to digital
medical databases and collections, and reference and online health
care training resources.

The consortium has a formal agreement with EBSCOhost Pub-
lishing that allows access to online resources for The College of The
Bahamas community and medical and health care service providers
affiliated with the consortium partners.

“This is a landmark opportunity for the College and for library
development in the country as it is the first time that parties in
library service have come together to pool financial resources to
provide access to electronic shared resources to support a specif-
ic clientele like the health care sector,” said Willamae Johnson, Col-
lege Librarian. “This partnership continues to expand 24-hour
access to a wide array of electronic collections for The College and
now for members of the consortium.”

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding occurred on
Wednesday, September 28, at the Hilda Bowen Library Branch at
The College’s Grosvenor Close Campus. This library 1s primarily
used by students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Pro-
fessions, which graduates many of the nursing and allied health per-
sonnel employed both in the public and private sectors.

“We've been working with the College of the Bahamas for
many years now and we are really proud to be a part of this group
and support the group with the resources we provide. EBSCO pro-
vides evidence-based medical resources for physicians, nurses,
therapists, occupational therapy, physical therapy and patient
education materials,” explained Mary Ellen Bilafer, account exec-
utive with EBSCO Publishing.

SEE page 10

aha aha

LOCAL NEWS

PLP undecided
on whether to
hold convention

council vote — FNM leader
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said he would
advise the council of his
desire not to hold the con-
vention. He said a lack of
money was a major reason
he did not think the party
should hold the event.

Some political observers
see the decision as part of
Mr Ingraham's strategy to
avoid a potential leadership
challenge this year. Howev-
er, the prime minister has
said publicly he would wel-
come a contender.

Mr Roberts said while
financial challenges are more
of an issue for the PLP than
the FNM, many within the
party want their voices heard
at a convention.

"IT know that a number of
our supporters desire doing
so (holding a convention).
They have a lot on their
minds and they want to get it
off their chest but we'll see,"
said the former Cabinet min-
ister.

"(But) money is always an
issue for the PLP, the PLP is
a poor man's party — the
FNM is a rich man's party
that's why I say I don't
believe Mr Ingraham," said
Mr Roberts, referring to Mr
Ingraham's statements on
financial difficulties.

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
said he hopes the party will
vote in favour of a conven-
tion this year.

"My own view is that
there ought to be a conven-
tion every year as mandat-
ed by the Constitution, my
feeling is that just as the
churches have their annual
conventional that a political
party should have one," said
Mr Mitchell.

He added that he did not
expect any contenders to
challenge party leader Perry
Christie for the helm of the
party if a convention is held
this year.

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Who is David Martin?
insight

By SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The writer is a Consultant
and former Caribbean diplo-
mat. This column was written
from Brussels, the European
Union Headquarters).

NOT many people in the
Caribbean would know the
name, David Martin, but it is
one that will become well
known when Parliamentari-
ans from the European
Union (EU) and Cariforum
begin the serious business of
monitoring the implementa-
tion of the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
between the EU and Carifo-
rum countries.

Article 231 of the EPA
provides for the creation of a
Joint Parliamentary Com-
mittee (IPC) to undertake
the monitoring process. And,
it’s in the interest of the Car-
iforum countries made up of
the 14 independent member
states of the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) and
the Dominican Republic, to
get their members of the JPC
in place pretty quickly.

It will be recalled that the
EPA became a controversial
issue in the Caribbean and
many commentators, includ-
ing me, expressed unhappi-
ness with many aspects of it

WORLD VIEW



“He is an able and well-liked
British member of the European
Parliament from Scotland. A
member of the Group of the
Progressive Alliance of Socialists

and Democrats in the Parliament,

Martin is concerned that the EU

should contribute to the improve-

ment of developing nations.”



and, particularly, about the
manner in which many Cari-
forum governments were
brow-beaten by the EU
negotiators into signing a full
agreement — one that includ-
ed goods and services.

At the insistence of the
President of Guyana, Bharat
Jagdeo, the EPA includes a
requirement for a “manda-
tory comprehensive review”

of the agreement no later
than five years after it was
signed and at subsequent five
year intervals.

This important clause
gives Cariforum governments
an opportunity to ensure that
the EPA serves the econom-
ic and social interests of their
countries and actually con-
tributes to development. In
this connection, the partici-

By MIKE LIGHTBOURN

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home, your BREA agent may
have an unexpected suggestion.
Although many sellers assume
that it is the responsibility of the
buyers to pay for an inspection,
having one performed before you
even list your home can go a long
way towards attracting a close to
asking price offer from confident
buyers (always assuming, of |
course, that it is priced right!)

Think about it. If you’re aware
of flaws and needed repairs before
you begin marketing your home,



/

MIKE LIGHTBOURN

and stress before closing, because
there’s no rushing around trying to
get requested repairs done on the
buyer’s schedule. You're also
establishing good will right off the
bat, creating an atmosphere of
trust and honesty up front and
your home is shown in Al condi-
tion.

All of these aspects greatly
increase the chances that the buy-
ers will offer close to the properly
priced asking price and follow
through to closing without any
doubts, delays or picky negotia-
tions. Like a quality used car, giv-
ing your home the “Certified Pre-
Owned” label will encourage the

you can correct potential prob-
lems before the buyers even have a chance
to think about negotiating a lower price for
repairs. Sellers can often expect an offer
that is two dollars less for every dollar in
needed improvements, so why would you
give away that money when you can save it
by simply investing in a pre-listing inspec-
tion?

A pre-listing inspection also reduces time

buyer’s seal of approval!

Tip of the week: When your home is list-
ed for sale and showings start to occur, com-
mon sense tells you that the better condition
it is in will hasten a sale. Case closed. QED.

(Mike Lightbourn is president of Cold-
well Banker Lightbourn Realty)

Questions or comments? Email me at
ask@ColdwellBankerBahamas.com.



SIR RONALD SANDERS

pation by Carforum countries
in the JPC is extremely
important for they can raise
concerns directly with their
EU counterparts and pursue
change.

The weight and influence
of the EU parliamentarians is
considerable.

They can — and do — hold
both the European Commis-
sion and the European Coun-
cil of Ministers (government
representatives of all mem-
ber states) to account for
their actions.

When disquiet was
expressed in the Caribbean
over the EPA, the EU Par-
liament held its own inquiry
into final agreement which
went beyond requirements
that would have made it com-
patible with rules of the
World Trade Organisation.

And this brings us to
David Martin. He is an able
and well-liked British mem-
ber of the European Parlia-
ment from Scotland.

A member of the Group
of the Progressive Alliance
of Socialists and Democrats
in the Parliament, Martin is
concerned that the EU
should contribute to the
improvement of developing
nations.

In March 2009, the EU
Parliament adopted a Reso-
lution submitted by a Com-
mittee of which David Martin
was Rapporteur.

The Resolution took care-
ful account of the situation
of Cariforum countries and
the importance of monitor-
ing the implementation of the
EPA.

Among the matters to
which the Resolution drew
attention were: the necessity
for the EC “to support the
establishment of an indepen-
dent monitoring mechanism
within Carifourm states
endowed with the necessary

resources to undertake the
analysis necessary to deter-
mine the extent to which the
EPA is achieving its objec-
tives.”

The EU parliamentarians
in their Resolution also
showed regard for the inte-
gration efforts of CARICOM
countries. The parliamentar-
ians clearly stated that they
recognised that Cariforum
states had made commit-
ments under the EPA “in
subject areas not yet settled
under the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy
(CSME) or fully implement-
ed.” And, they called for
“due regard to the CSME”
in the implementation of pro-
visions of the EPA in these
subject areas.

They also called for carly
provision of aid-for-trade
resources to Caribbean coun-
tries and they insisted that
these should be “additional”
resources and “not merely a
repackaging of the European
Development Fund (EDF)
funding.” They recommend-
ed that the release of such
funds should be used to com-
pensate for loss of customs
revenues from lower tariffs
on imported EU goods and
to address competitiveness
and development enhancing
needs.

Very importantly, the EU
parliamentarians called for
the monitoring of the EU’s
implementation of its com-
mitments “in particular dis-
bursement and effective
delivery of pledged financial
and technical assistance.”

In all this, the EU parlia-
mentarians have demon-
strated a higher level of com-
mitment and concern to
development in Cariforum
countries than was the case
in the negotiations of the
EPA by negotiators for the
European Commission. Thus
far, they have demonstrated
that they would be beneficial
allies in trying to make the
EPA deliver benefits to Car-
iforum countries by monitor-
ing its implementation and
being ready to correct its
problems once they are iden-
tified.

The EU Parliament has
already put its members in
place for the joint EU-Cari-
forum parliamentary com-
mittee. At a meeting on Sep-
tember 8th, fifteen Members
of the European Parliament
(MEPs) were elected with
David Martin as Chair.

Very shortly, the President
of the European Parliament —
Jerzy Buzek — will write to
the Parliaments of the Cari-
forum states advising them
of the composition of the JPC
on the EU side and propos-
ing a timetable for mectings
in 2011.

Several uncertainties sur-
round the participation of
Cariforum states in the JPC.

First, unlike, the EU, nei-
ther CARICOM nor Carifo-
rum has a joint elected par-
liament. Therefore, nomina-
tions for the 15 members of
Cariforum side of the JPC
will have to come from the
parliament of each country.
One would hope that nation-
al parliaments would each
elect, on a non-partisan basis,
a representative who has a
keen interest in these mat-
ters.

Second, it is not at all cer-
tain that each of the Carifo-
rum countries has established
machinery for monitoring the
implementation of the EPA.
Yet, such machinery is imper-
ative to advise both national
governments and the repre-
sentative on the JPC.

Third, funding for the par-
ticipation of the Cariforum
members in the JPC has not
been addressed in the EPA,
or anywhere else so far. But,
it is an issue that needs atten-
tion so that Cariforum mem-
bers can attend these meet-
ings without being beholden
to the European Commis-
sion.

These matters should be
settled soon and the Carifo-
rum representatives put in
place.

Of course, the irony of this
will be that Cariforum coun-
tries will have a common
group of parliamentary rep-
resentatives to deal with their
relations with the EU under
the EPA, but they will still
not have a similar body for
dealing with their own Sin-
gle Market and Economy.

The irony apart, it is in the
interest of the people of the
Cariforum countries that a
good team of representatives
be elected to serve on the
JPC to ensure that the
promises of the EPA are ful-
filled and its shortcomings
corrected on the strength of
experience.

Responses and previous
commentaries at:
www.sirronaldsanders.com

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according to Associated Press.

The body of 42-year-old Pierre Richard Denis
was found Friday on the outskirts of the quake-
ravaged capital near the Corail-Cesselesse relo-
cation camp, apparently several hours after he
was shot, IOM country spokesman Leonard
Doyle told The Associated Press.

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ly paycheck when he was shot twice. Haitian
police investigating the murder suspect the
motive was robbery. A police report said the
group taxi, known as a "tap-tap,” was followed by
unknown assailants aboard a motorcycle after
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It is not clear if Denis, a Haitian national, was
visibly identifiable as a staffer with the interna-
tional organization. Some colleagues said he was
wearing an IOM cap at the time, Doyle said.

The camp at Corail was chosen by the Haitian
government as its first official relocation space
months after the Jan. 12 quake. Placed on a par-
cel of government-seized former sugarcane land
larger than Manhattan it is home to about 7,000
people, most relocated from the Petionville Club
golf-course camp in the devastated Delmas sec-
tion of the capital.

The area was billed as a refuge from the golf
course's flood-prone slopes, but was criticized
by Oxfam and other aid groups for being too
remote. The AP found the selected site belonged
to a Haitian company whose president headed
the government committee that chose it.

Since then Corail’s ShelterBox tents have been
repeatedly battered by storms. Damage from a
Sept. 24 blast of wind and rain prompted the
immediate relocation of 110 families within the
camp to more durable wood-and-metal transi-
tional shelters Denis was helping to build. IOM is
suspending work at the site where Denis was
supervising in the wake of the shooting.

Denis leaves a wife and two children aged 8
and 11 years, IOM officials said.


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Hospital makes
annual donation |
to fundraising
efforts at BASRA ,,

THE Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue Association
(BASRA) has made it its
mandate to save persons
in distress on the sea.
Solely manned and oper-
ated by volunteers, BAS-
RA, a non-profit organi-
sation, said it has saved
many lives and been
involved in thousands of
rescues.

Coordinating the
search and rescue of sur-
vivors of emergency
water landings as well as
people who have survived
the loss of their sea-going
vessel, BASRA is com-
mitted to saving the lives
of distressed seamen or
airmen in the Bahamas.

On a given day BAS-
RA receives numerous
calls for assistance, many
from unseaworthy vessels
and persons whose ves-
sels have run into trouble
and attempted to swim to
shore. Always “on-duty”
and ready to help, 24
hours a day, seven days a
week, equipped with
boats, planes and commu-
nications, BASRA is the
only search and rescue
organization in The
Bahamas. Even more awe
inspiring is the fact that
all of the staff are volun-
teers who carry out their
duties without compensa-
tion.

Donations are an
extremely important part
of the contributions that
BASRA depends on to
function and maintain its
service in Bahamian
waters. BASRA does
not ask for compensation
for their life saving mis-
sions that incur many
expenses. Much of the
financial support to the
organization comes by
donations from all sectors
of the community. They
need our assistance to
keep afloat. Annual con-
tributions make a huge
difference to the running
of their operation.

The BASRA Ball is
slated this year for Satur-
day, November 6, at the
Old Fort Club. Although
the major fundraising
effort for the Association,
proceeds do not generate
enough funds to cover
expenses, leaving the
organization to depend
on the help of corporate
partner. One such partner
for many years has been
Doctors Hospital, which
recently presented the
Association with a
cheque to assist with res-
cue missions.

“We make a sizeable
donation to BASRA each
year in support of the
tremendous job that they
do at sea.

“We are aware that
money for rescue efforts,
fuel, radios, boats, life-
saving equipment and
their maintenance; the
upkeep of their head-
quarters, etc, can be quite
expensive.

“By adding to their
fundraising efforts, we
can ensure that BASRA
is equipped to continue
to provide life-saving
emergency assistance to
those persons in distress
and/or stranded at sea,”
stated Michele Rassin,
Vice President of Opera-
tions, Doctors Hospital.

Their next mission may
save you. You can help
by volunteering your ser-
vices, becoming a BAS-
RA member or by for-
warding your donation to
Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue
Association, PO Box SS
6247, Nassau, Bahamas.
Any funds you are willing
to give will be gratefully
accepted.

HOSPITAL DONATION: (I-r) PAUL Haven, vice-president of Human Resources
at Doctors Hospital; Chris Lloyd, operations manager at BASRA; Michele
Rassin, vice-president of Operations at Doctors Hospital, makes a cheque pre-
sentation to Richard Parker, Commodore of BASRA.

HERE ARE LIFE SAVING TIPS FROM
BASRA TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT SEA:

¢ File a Float Plan. Always let reliable people know where you
are going and when you expect to return and stick to it. Stay in the
general area you gave as a destination. Make sure he or she has the
name and a full description of your boat (length, hull and deck
colour, number and make of engines if out-board, Bimini top,
outriggers, fly-bridge, towing dingy, etc.) and the number of per-
sons on board.

¢ Pre Departure Check. Always check the weather forecast
before departure. Listen to the weather forecasts on any local
radio stations. Check bilge pump, radio, anchor, and paddles etc.
Consider a spare anchor and line.

¢ Know your fuel capacity and consumption at various speeds
and loads. Always take enough fuel for the trip. If possible take an
extra can of fuel. You may have to slow down in rough weather and
take twice as long to reach your destination.

¢ Know your boat. Most newer vessels have a safety plate
giving the total weight to be carried and maximum number of
passengers and maximum horsepower. If you smell fuel, do not
start the engine. If you are painting the bottom or putting on a can-
vas, consider a red colour for easy rescue visibility. It is very diffi-
cult to see a blue and white boat in a blue and white ocean.

¢ Make sure all of your safety equipment is on board before
departure — life jackets or life cushions, flashlight and flares, tool
kit, compass, manual bilge pump, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, etc.

¢ Carry bottles of drinking water and food sufficient for all per-
sons on board.

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cannot correctly judge the distance to shore. It is usually two or
three times further than it looks. It is also far easier to see you hold-
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lifejacket accessible at all times. Use your VHF radio to broadcast
your distress giving an accurate location. If your radio is dead, you
can split open a soda can and flash SOS using the sunlight.

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PUBLIC Works and Trans-
port Minister Neko Grant
raised the awareness of road
safety among young people
during the 5th Annual Nation-
al Road Safety Youth Sympo-
sium last Thursday.

“It is timely as it is during
this early stage in their lives
they are learning many new
concepts and developing
habits,” Minister Grant said.
“We are also aware that our
country’s future economic
growth is contingent upon our
youth attaining healthy adult-
hood thereby allowing them to
make a meaningful contribu-
tion.”

Mr Grant said it is “impera-
tive” that the present time be
used to save lives and prevent
injuries by instructing young
people on the safe use of the
streets.

The symposium was organ-
ised by the Road Traffic
Department; the Ministry of
Works; and Chevron Bahamas
Limited and held under the
theme “Decade of Action for
Road Safety.” Participants
included government, private
and Family Island high school
students. The following topics
were addressed throughout the
day: Causes of Crashes and Pre-
ventative Measures, Motorcycle
Safety, and Injuries Related to
Traffic Crashes. Presenters
were Sgt Garlon Rolle of the
Traffic Division; Daniel
Williams, Cedric Cash, emer-
gency medical technician and
Jerome Rolle.

In attendance was Philip
Turner, road traffic controller,
Albie Hope, transportation spe-
cialist, Michael Hudson, road
safety coordinator, Ryan Bain,
district sales manager of
Chevron Bahamas and Valtio
Cooper, Texaco youth
spokesperson.

Mr Grant said safer use of
streets by young people is a
major concern for The
Bahamas in light of statistics
that reveal that young persons
under the age of 26 accounted

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ROAD SAFETY ADDRESS: Public

Letisha Henderson/BIS

Grant gives the keynote address at the fifth annual national Road Safety
Youth Symposium held at Worker’s House.

for 50 per cent of all road traf-
fic deaths within the last two
years.

Other statistics revealed by
Mr Grant indicate that 45 fatal-
ities were recorded during 2008
of which 22 were persons up to
25 years old. Furthermore, 56
traffic fatalities were recorded
in 2009 of which 29 were per-
sons up to 25 years old.

“This is a most undesirable
trend, and its reversal remains a
priority of the Government,”
said Mr Grant. “It is to be not-
ed, however, that this trend is
not unique to The Bahamas as
focus on this issue continues to
gain momentum international-
ly.”
Mr Grant explained that the
World Health Organisation’s
2007 Report on Youth and
Road Safety listed road traffic
injuries as the leading cause of
death globally among 15 to 19
years old and the second lead-
ing cause of death among per-
sons 10 to 14 years old and 20
to 24 years old.

In an effort to reduce the
number of road traffic related
injuries and deaths globally Mr
Grant said the UN General
Assembly adopted a resolution
proclaiming 2011 to 2020 as the
Decade of Action for Road

Safety. The resolution calls for
development of a Plan of
Action for the decade and UN
member states have been
encouraged to set national road
traffic casualty reduction tar-
gets to be achieved by the end
of 2020.

“As a member of the UN, we
therefore welcome the addi-
tional opportunities that will be
presented through this Decade
of Action for Road Safety. Dur-
ing the 10-year period, we will
further advance efforts to
reduce the number of road traf-
fic fatalities in The Bahamas,”
Mr Grant said.

He reflected on initiatives
implemented locally during the
past year that play a significant
role in the education of young
persons on safer use of the
streets. They include the
relaunch of the Safe Driving
Simulator Programme, the
development of the new High-
way Code and the introduction
of the Drivers Manual.

Mr Grant acknowledged and
thanked Chevron Bahamas
Limited, the Road Traffic
Department, the National
Road Safety Committee and
other Government agencies
that have partnered with his
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LOCAL NEWS

Governor-General's Youth
Award launches new look

and recruitment plans

More islands than ever
joining programme

IN an age when social
media dominates how the
under 25-set connect, the
country’s leading youth
development programme
said it is reinventing how it
appeals to participants —
with a new look, upgraded
website with a sign-up
inquiry e-mail option, Face-
book presence and plans for
a DVD.

The Governor-General’s
Youth Award (GGYA)
announced its rebranding
last week, unveiling a new
blue-and-gold style in two
brochures, one for prospec-
tive participants, another for
donors and volunteers, and
news that the 2010 recruit-
ment drive is officially
underway with more islands
than ever joining the popu-

lar programme.

National executive direc-
tor Denise Mortimer said
GGYA will also continue
to make a special effort to
target at-risk youth.

“GGYA has proven an
invaluable life experience
for more than 8,000 young
men and women in the
Bahamas since the pro-
gramme was founded origi-
nally under the moniker of
the Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award in 1976,” said Ms
Mortimer.

“Through various ele-
ments — community service,
personal skills development,
expeditions and recreation —
participants have learned
the value of teamwork,
made a difference in their
communities, developed

Craig Eldon for DP&A

GETTING GEARED UP: Pictured (I-
r) are GGYA board of trustee secre-
tary Rosamund Roberts and nation-
al executive director Denise Mor-
timer with new marketing materials
geared toward prospective partici-
pants and volunteers. Revamped
recruitment plans include a new
look, online outreach and a slated

DVD.

new skills they will carry
with them through life and,
along the way, discovered
their own strengths.”
Participants are able to
sign up at school, through
their churches or individu-
ally and while there are
already organised GGYA
groups in Abaco, Grand
Bahama, Acklins Island,
Andros, Crooked Island
and Long Island as well as
in New Providence, Ms
Mortimer hopes to expand
to additional islands this
year.
But much of that
depends on individuals who

Civil protection director: At least
five dead after storm hits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

More than a dozen houses were struck

serve as nalunier. accom-
panying participants on
camping trips and expedi-
tions and without whom the
programme could not oper-
ate, said Ms Mortimer.

“Parents are invited to
get involved in the recruit-
ment process and we plan
to make presentations to
PTA groups and other par-
enting organisations to
encourage participation in
a mentoring or training
capacity,” said Ms Mor-
timer.

“New marketing materi-
als and a sharpened focus
prepare us to introduce our
programme in every island
in the Bahamas by the mid-
dle of next year.”

In 1996, the programme
was rebranded as the Gov-
ernor-General'’s Youth

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Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

EXUMA

(008) Lot #4742 Bahama Sound of Exu-
ma No.6 a subdivision of land situate at the
southeastern portion of The Forest Estate near
Southside and The Forest Great Exuma. Prop-
erty size 10,000 sq ft. Building size 2400 sq
ft. Consisting of 2- 1 bedroom and bath unit
and 1-2 bedrooms bath unit. Appraised value
$219,200.

(569) Lot #14867 “Bahama Sound” Exuma
is located about 10 miles northwest of George
Town Exuma and about | mile south of Em-
erald Bay, The Four Seasons Resort and Ro-
ker’s Point. Located Mt. Thompson and Farm-
er's Hill. The property is 10,000 sq ft in area
with 80 ft frontage on Queen's Highway; the
main road. The property contains a partially
completed apartment complex with five, 1
bedroom units, 4 efficiency units and | shop
space. Appraised value $488,240.

(008) Property containing 3 beds 1-bath home
constructed of concrete blocks located Moss
Town and number 18 in The Department of
Housing Subdivision, Moss Town Exuma Ba-
hamas. Property Size 7853. Appraised Value$
113,800.

(008) Property containing 6 Units 1-bed
1-bath apartment units to First Floor Belt
Course. Partially developed properties. All
those piece or lots of land being Lot # 1679
and 1680 Bahama Sound Subdivision, Exu-
ma Number 3, Great Exuma. Properties Size:
10,000 sq ft each. Appraised Value $205,000.
(008) Partially developed property located
Golf Boulevard, lot# 20, Flamingo Bay Estates
near George Town, Exuma, Bahamas. The land
is 25,017 square feet and being developed
with a two storey apartment complex with
a living area of 1770 square feet. The build-
ing is completed to the first floor beltcourse
and all electrical, plumbing and other rough
work have been completed on the ground
floor. Appraised value $100,050.

(008) Developed property located lots #11165
& 11166, Bahama Sound #8, Great Exuma. The
land is 7,200 square feet containing duplex
with a building area of 1,706 square feet with
(1) two bed/2bath unit and (1) two bed/1bath
unit. Appraised value $185,376.

(008) Developed property located lot#9786,
Bahama Sound #9 situated at the northwest-
ern portion of the Forest Estate in he vicinity
of the settlements of Mount Thompson and
Farmer's Hill and ten miles south northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma. The land is
10,000 square feet developed with a single
family residence with 1300 square feet of liv-
ing area, containing three bedrooms, and two
bathrooms. The building is constructed of
hardi-siding. Appraised value $154,000.
(008) Lot located about 10.5 miles north-
west of George Town, Bahama Sound #8 East
lot#6647, a subdivision of land situated at the
northeastern portion of The Forest Estate, in
the vicinity of Mt Thompson and Farmers
Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Site contains
10,000 sq ft and is developed with a duplex
apartment, containing 2-bed, 1-bath apart-
ments. 2,160 sq ft ing area of hardiplank
construction. Appraised value $198,000.
(008) Lot No. 5596 located Bahama Sound
No. 7 east, a subdivision of land situate at the
eastern portion of the Forest Estate in the vi-
cinity of Southside and Forest, Great Exuma,
Bahamas. Containing concrete building con-
sisting of 3 bed 2 bath home Building size
1062 sq ft. Lot size 10,000.00 sq ft. Appraised
value $219,050.00.

(008) Lot ofland #12975, #14 Bahama Sound,
Exuma (situated about 1-5/8 miles southeast-
wardly of George Town). Containing Hardi-
plank building consisting ofa triplex partial
complete 2-1 bedrooms | bath and 1-bed 1
bath units. Building size 2160 sq ft. Lot size

EXUMA
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land be-
ing Lot No. 102 in the Subdivision known as
“EXUMA HARBOUR’ Great Exuma measur-
ing 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $20,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
being Lots #961 and 962 Bahama Sound of
Exuma No.4, a subdivision of land situate
at the western portion of the FOREST Estate
in the vicinity of FOREST, Great Exuma, Ba-
hamas. Property is 20,000 sq.ft. Appraised
value: $20,000.
(569) Single family residential Lot # 11698
Bahama Sound Subd. #11 West, Great Exuma.
Size: a 10,426 sq.ft. Appraised value
$15,000.
(569) Single family residential Lot No. 11703
Bahama Sound Subd. Number 11 West, Great
Exuma. Size: approx. 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised
value $15,000.
(008) Vacant lot of land #6592 Bahama
Sound, Exuma No 8E, Great Exuma. Prop-
erty Size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised Value $20,000.
(008) Partially develaped parcel of land be-
ing 10,000 sq.ft. situated about the eastern
»ortion of The Forest Estate in the vicin-
ity of the settlements of Southside and The
Forest being Lot Number 4803 in Bahama
Sound of Exuma 6, Exuma The Bahamas.
Appraised value $25,000.
(008) All that piece parcel of lot and land
on the Island of Great Exuma one of the said
Bahama Islands and situate about ten and
one-half (10 1/2 ) miles Northwestwardly
of Gearge Town which said piece parcel or
lot ofland is number 10750 Bahama Sound
O.A.E. 10,900 sq ft. Appraised value $65,000.
(008) Anundeveloped waterfront lot #12032
size 10,600 sq.ft. in the Bahama Sound of
Exuma Subdivision Number 11 West, Great
Exuma, Bahamas. Appraised value $224,000.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all that
pee parcel or lot of land being lot No. 12903
ahama Sound No.14 a subdivision ofa tract
of land situated approximately 1 5/8 miles
southeastwardly of Geroge Town, Exuma Ba-
hamas. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised
Value $20,000.
(008) Vacant Residential Property all that
piece of parcel or lot of land being a portion
of Lot No. 51, Area 3, Palm Hill Section, Fla-
mingo Bay Estates a subdivision situated
immediately south of George Town, on the
Island of Exuma Bahamas. Property Size
10,206 sq.ft. Appraised value $35,000.00
(008) All that piece parcel or lot of land

COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8568

(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(801) Mr, Jerome Pinder

(802) Mr. Brian Knowles

(803) Mr. Vandyke Pratt

(804) Mrs. Hope Sealey

(805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms O'brien
(806) Mrs. Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
(811) Ms. Lydia Gardiner
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10,000 sq ft. Appraised value $180,000.
(008) Lot#B-5707 situated approximately 11
miles north west of the settlement of George
Town, Bahama Sound No. 7 east. Located be-
tween the settlements of Mt. Thompson and
the forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Contain-
ing a triplex of two-1-bed 1-bath units and
one - 2 bedrooms 1-bath unit. Building size
1705 sq ft. Property size 4,000 sq ft. Appraised
value $216,980.

(008) Lot No. 9800, Bahama Sound No.9, a
subdivision of land situate at the northeast-
ern portion of the Forest Estate in the vicinity
of the settlement of Mt. Thompson and the
Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Containing
a triplex. Building size 2492 sq ft. Property
size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value 336,500,
(008) All that piece of parcel of lots of land
being Lot No. 6226, Bahama Sound No, 7 East
a subdivision of land situate at the eastern
portion of the Forest Estate in the vicinity of
Southside and Forest, Great Exuma, Baha-
mas. Property size 10,000 sq ft. Containing
a duplex. Building size 1152 sq ft Appraise
value $186,320.

ELEUTHERA

(902) Lot ofland 94x94 x 150x 150 on Queens
Highway just south of Palmetto Point Eleuthera
with a two storey stone building containing
two apartments. Each unit has 3 bed/2 1/2
bath, kitchen, living room and 3 linen clos-
ets. Appraised value $287,209.

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom 2bath
concrete structure located Triana Shores Har-
bour Island, Eleuthera. Property size 80’ x 120'
x80' 120 ft. Appraised valued at $ 332,735.

(901) Lot #57 block #Trianna Shores, Har-
bour Island Eleuthera containing 3 bed 2 bath
front room, dining room, & kitchen- concrete
structure, 1926.40 sq. ft wooden deck 321.60
sq.ft. property 9600 sq. ft. - appraised value
- $448,645.

(901) Lot“K" Barrack Street, Harbour Island
containing a2 storey concrete building with
4bed 4 bath, dining room & kitchen -Build-
ing 2934.56 sq. ft.property 6563 sq. ft. - ap-
praised value - $479,228.

(902) Registered Legal Mortgage over Lot #64
Banana Beach, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
with a triplex foundation Appraised Value
$105,000

(560) Tract ofland located The Bluff Eleuthera,
overlooking the beautiful Bluff Harbour. Prop-
erty contains four parcels of land with a total
area of approximately 151,528 sq ft. Property
is ideal for a waterfront development. Con-
tains a tri-plex condominium under construc-
tion up to belt-course and a private dock.
Appraised value $1,118,000.

(902) Lot6A North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
containing a 2bed/ | bath residence with ad-
journing incomplete apartment. Property size
8,500 sq. ft; building size floor area 1,639.08
+ covered porch. Appraised Value $188,740.
(902) Lot #54, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera con-
taining 2-bed/1 bath duplex, property size
7,500 sq ft. Appraised value $146,437

(902) Lotofland situated in the area of Pin-
dling Drive, Rock Sound, Eleuthera, with stone
building up to belt course. Property size 11,333
sq ft Appraised value $35,000

(902) Lot # CA 1, Palmetto Shores, South
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, containing 3-sto-
rey 4 bedroom 3 bath house approx. 3,336 sq
ftliving space; property size 11,868 sq ft. Ap-
praised value $230,000

(902) Parcel of land 0.36 acres big southern
side of Swamp Road and immediately south
of the settlement of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera
with a2 storey 3 bed 2 bath newly constructed
residence. Appraised Value $164,000

(902) Lot south of Palmetto Point on the

main Eleuthera Highway, Eleuthera, Baha-
mas containing a 2 bed, | bath duplex unit
with gross floor area 1,457.84 each, Property
size 1.115 acres. Appraised value $212,667.
SPANISH WELLS

(560) Lot of land # 2 Sea View Subdivision,
Russell Island adjacent to the settlement of
Spanish Wells. Property size 11,323 sq. ft, build-
ing size 2236 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2
bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, dining
room, laundry room, covered porch, a one car
garage, and a covered water tank. Appraised
value $299,000

(560) Lot of land in Spanish Wells located
between 8th and 9th street near The Island-
er Shop. Property size 3,654 sq. ft. Building
(wooden structure) size 1370 sq. ft. contain-
ing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, front room/ dining
room and kitchen, House is in good condi-
tion. Proper landscaping with poured con-
crete driveways & walkway. Appraised value
$155,000.00.

(560) Lot numbers | and 2 ofa tract of sev-
en parcels between Harbour Road and the
Main Public Road near 22nd Street Spanish
Wells Bahamas. Property size 12,428 sq. ft.
Building size 4516 sq. ft. containing 3 bed, 2
bath, living room, an eat-in kitchen, laundry
room, covered porch, and a covered water
tank. Basement offers a garage, work-shop,
play room and small office area. House is in
excellent condition Proper landscaping with
poured concrete driveways & walkway. Ap-
praised value $555,179.

(560) Lot of land having the number Two
(2) of the Subdivision called and known as
Ocean Estates, Russell Island, Spanish Wells.
Property size 12,179 sq. ft, building size 1976
sq. ft. Building is constructed of lumber and
hardy plank, containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,
living room, an eat-in kitchen, dining room,
utility room, covered porch, and covered wa-
ter tank. Landscaped with poured concrete
driveway & walkway. Appraised value $455,190
(560) Lot of land on Russell Island, Span-
ish Wells. Property size 13,446 sq. ft, build-
ing size 3074 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms,
2 bath, an eat-in kitchen, living/dining room,
utility room, laundry room, covered porch,
covered driveway and a two car garage. Also
contains a 30,000 gallon rainwater tank. Ap-
praised value $460,780

(560) Lot #27 in a subdivision of 8 parcels
situated immediately east of Ocean Heights
Subdivision, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Prop-
erty size 12,500 sq.ft. Building size 1820 sq
ft. containing 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an
eat-in kitchen, living/dining room, laundry
room and a one car garage. Covered front en-
tryway an observation deck and a patio. The
house is in excellent condition. Appraised
value $314,000

(560) Lotofland being lot #1, Sea View Sub-
division, Russell Island, Spanish Wells. Prop-
erty size 11, 284 sq.ft, Building size 2,485 sq It.
containing 3 bed, 2 bath, an eat-in kitchen,
living room, dining room and laundry room
plus one car garage, covered front porch/en-
tryway and a rear patio/water tank. Properly
landscaped, with poured concrete driveway
and walkway. Appraised value $375,000.
(560) Lot of land 1520 feet west of the gov-
ernment dock at Muddy Hole, Russell Island,
Spanish Wells. Property size 17,083 sq. ft. Build-
ing size 2426 sq ft. containing 3 bedrooms,
21/2 bathrooms, front room/ dining room,
kitchen, garage and covered front porch. Ap-
praised value $347,000.

(560) Loton 30th Street Spanish Wells, Ba-
hamas. Property size 6,500 sq. ft, building size
1800 sq. ft. containing 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,
living room, kitchen, laundry room, covered
porch, and a covered water tank. House is
in good condition, proper landscaping with



VACANT PROPERTIES

being Lot No. 9773, Bahamas Sound No. 9,
a subdivision of land situated a the north-
ern portion of ‘The Forest Estate’ in the vi-
cinity of the settlement of Mt. Thompson
and Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
11 1/4 miles from George Town. The subject
site contains 10,000 sq ft and undeveloped.
Appraised value of $18,000.

(008) All that piece parcel or lot ofland be-
ing Lot No. 19726-7 & 19283-4 located Baha-
ma Sound No. 21, on Taxi Way, a subdivision
of land situated at approximately 2000 feet
north east of George Town, Old Airport and
about 1.5 miles southeast of the settlement
of George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas. The
undeveloped properties are a total of 8,000
sq.ft. Appraised value $32,000.
(008) Lot #14857, Bahama Sound No. 17,
subdivision approximately 1/4 mile South-
eastwardly of the Southside and 1 mile from
Moss Town Airport, Great Exuma, Bahamas,
located Morning Glory Road. This partially
developed lot contains 9,010 sq ft. Appraised
value $12,764.
(008) Vacant property, lot#10948, Bahama
Sound #8, situated about the northeastern
ortion of The Forest Estate in the vicin-
ity of the villages of Mount Thompson and
Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamas, Ap-
praised value: TBA
(008) Lot No. 1862, located Bahama Sound
No. 5 East, a subdivision of land situated
at the southeastern portion of The Forest
Estate, in the vicinity of the settlements of
the Southside and The Forest, Great Exuma,
Bahamas. This ee property con-
tains a total of 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value
$12,000.
(008) LotNo. 11215, located Bahama Sound
No. 8, a subdivision of land situated at the
southeastern portion of The Forest Estate,
in the vicinity of the settlements of South-
side and The Forest, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
This developed land is a total of 10,000 sq.ft.
Appraised value of $12,000.
(569) Lot #14872 situated at the northeast-
ern portion of The Forest Estate in the vi-
cinity of the settlements of Mt. Thompson
and Farmer's Hill, Great Exuma one of the
Bahama Islands. Property is 10,000 sq.ft. Ap-
praised value $110,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
comprising of Lot numbers C-9454 & C-9455
situated in a registered Subdivision called
and known as Bahama Sound of Exuma Sec-
tion 12, Exuma. Property is 20,000 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $170,000.
(401) Vacant lot ofland and being part ofa

parcel ofa tract of land known as “Hooper's”,
Great Exuma. The property is comprise of
8,661 sq. ft. Appraised value $25,000.

(008) All that piece parcel of land being
lot#5101 located Bahama Sound #6, situ-
ated about the western portion of The For-
est Estate in the vicinity of the Settlements
of Southside and The Forest, Great Exuma.
Appraised value TBA.

(569) Lots#7531B, #7890R and #78901 Ba-
hama Sound of Exuma No.1! Subdivision situ-
ate on the Island of Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Appraised value $55,000.

(008) All that piece parcel of land located
lot#8810 in the subdivision known as Bahama
Sound #12 situated about 7 miles northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma. Appraised
value TBA.

(008) Lot No. 3199 situate in the subdivi-
sion called and known as Bahama Sound of
Exuma No.5 on the Island of Great Exuma
and Lot No. 6735 situated ten and one half
miles northwest of George Town being of
Bahama Sound No.8 east Exuma Bahamas.
Both Lots are vacant and are 10,000 sq ftin
size. Appraised TBA.

(008) Lot No. B-7429 Bahama Sound No.
11 of Great Exuma Bahamas. Property Size
10,000 sq ft. Vacant property. Appraised value
$16,800.

(008) Lot # 4919 Bahama Sound No. 6,
Exuma. Property Size 10,000 sq ft. Vacant
property. Appraised value $10,000.

(008) All that piece of parcel or lot of land
being lot Nos. 9652 &9653 of Bahama Sound
No. 9, Great Exuma situate about 101/2 miles
Northwest of settlement of George Town,
Exuma, Bahamas. Property Size 10,000 sq
ft. Vacant property. Appraised value $34,000.
(008) Lot #1202, Bahama Sound No. 3,Ex-
uma. Lot size 10,000 sq ft. Appraised value
$9,000.

ELEUTHERA

(902) Vacant Lot #18 Block 33 Section “C”
Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Ba-
hamas. The property is located in a devel-
oped residential subdivision with all ameni-
ties. Appraised value $35,000.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5, Block 29A Section C Eleuthera
Shores, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Appraised
value $29,000.

(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sq. ft.) situ-
ated in Mango Lane Section “B” Block #15,
Eleuthera Island Shores on the Island of
Eleuthera. Appraised value $50,189.



OFFICERS

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mr. James Strachan

(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
MACKEY STREET BRANCH

Tel: 242-393-3097

(601) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough
JOHN E KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH
Tel: 242-325-4711

(401) Mr. Robert Pantry

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Jason Sawyer

(503) Mr. Dwight King

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH BRANCH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180
(716) Ms. Quincy Fisher

(717) Mrs, Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs, Catherine Davis
(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott

(570) Mr. Elton Kemp

(571) Mrs. Faye Daniels

poured concrete driveways & walkway, Ap-
praised value $272,000.

ANDROS

(400) Property in Calabash Bay, Andros. 75’
x 150' witha small grocery store 480 sq. ft. and
an incomplete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq. ft.
Appraised value $65,000.

(400) Lot#14Love Hill, Andros totalling 20,000
sq. ft. Property contains a two storey 5-bed,
3-bath residence. Appraised value $185,000.
(400) Lot is situated Queens Highway in
Cargill Creek, Andros, totalling 30,000 sq ft.
Property contains one completed building 2
bedroom, 2bath 1,200 sq feet, and two under
construction.. Appraised value $324,502.
(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown Allotments,
Love Hill Settlement, Andros. Containing a
two-storey res. Appraised Value $100,000.
(400) Lotis situated in Coakley Bight, Behring
Point Andros totalling 30,339sq ft. Property
contains a split level 3-bed 2-bath 2,386 sq
ft house. Appraised value - $196,253

(400) Lot #16 is situated in Marina Ridge
in the settlement of Fresh Creek Andros, to-
talling 16,200 sq ft. Property contains a one
bedroom one bath house 840 sq ft. Appraised
value - $90,280

(400) Lot of land containing 22,702 sq ft in
the settlement of Davis Creek, Fresh Creek
Town Area, Central Andros Island, containing
thereon a building 3030 sq ft. which house a
five unit apartment complex. Appraised value
$195,322.

(565) Lot west of the Coastal Water front
and east of Queen's Highway directly opposite
Harold Road the location of the National In-
surance Sub-Office at the Bluff Settlement of
South Andros and containing thereon a 2-bed
1-bath residence. Property size (63' x 75") ap-
prox 4,725 sq.ft. Appraised value $75,000.
OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS

(910) Lot #12 Maderia Park, a small sub-di-
vision on the outskirts of Treasure Cay, Abaco
with a 9,444 sq ft concrete block residence
with asphalt shingle roof 3-bed, 2-bath, family
room, living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Appraised value : $147,000.

(908) Lot# 52 Crown Allotments located
Murphy Town, Abaco with size being 10,200
sq ft. Containing a one storey house with 4
bed/2 bath - Concrete Block Structure -Ap-
praised value .$200,000.00

(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdivision of
Spring City, Abaco with size being 8,925 sq
ft. Containing a one storey wooden structure
house with 3 bed/1 bath of 7985 sq ft. Ap-
praised value $60,000.

(811) Property containing Condo “Milleni-
um II”, Unit A-101, building 57, Phase 1C, 2
bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining
room, utility closet & patio. Situated in the
area known as Bimini Bay Resort, Bimini, Ba-
hamas. Appraised value $485,000.

(105) Lot containing 2 story bldg. with three
bed, two anda half bath residence, and 30’ x
86' situated Bailey Town, North Bimini. Ap-
praised value $235,000

(101-F) Property situated Alice Town, The Is-
land of North Bimini, being Parcel “A’ meas-
uring 9,267 sq. ft. with incomplete 3 storey
single family home. Appraised value $542,000
(811) Condo Bldg 20-T (TREEHOUSE) in
“Bimini Bay Condominium phases 1-A(1)”,
Bimini Bay, North Bimini. Unit has 1-bed
1-bath with 1140 sq ft, front porch, balcony
and central a/c. Appraised value: $390,000.

(811) Condominuim Unit Bimini Bay Subdi-
vision, 2 bed, 2 bath Oceanfront unit, 1385
square feet, incl patia/ balcony located Bimini
Bay, North Bimini. Appraised value $419,900

(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleuthera Island
Shores, Seaside Drive Section B, Block #15,
Eleuthera, Bahamas. 9,691 sq. ft. Appraised
value $27,620.
(902) Lot# 10 comprising 10,546 sq ft situ-
ated on Northeast side of the Queens High-
way on the island of Eleuthera approx. Three
hundredths of a mile Northwest of the Pal-
metto Point crossing. Appraised Value $54,600
(569) Lot of land in James Cistern on
Eleuthera, Bahamas measuring approx
10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value TB,
(569) Lot #3 beinga portion of the subdi-
vision ofa tract of land located in the village
approximately 1.41 miles southeast of We-
miyss Bight, Eleuthera, Bahamas and meas-
uring 3.240 acres (281.27’ x 502’) Appraised
value $60,000.
(902) Lot #10 comprising ey
10,546 sq ft situated on the northeast side of
Queen's Highway, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $54,600
OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS
(505) ‘Ten acres of land on Woods Cay, Little
Abaco, between Cooper's Town and Cedar
Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. The property is
undeveloped but has a seaview from both
the north and south side. Appraised Value
$1,078,750.
(909) Vacant residential Lot# 63 (7800 sq.
ft.) Crown Allotments located Murphy Town,
Abaco- Appraised value.$18,000.
(569) Lot #518 Section 2, Phase III Stella
Maris Subdivision, Long Island. Property is
11,700 sq.ft. Appraised value $45,000.
(724) Vacant land, Lot #184 of Phase 3, Sec-
tion 2 of Stella Maris Sub-Division (11,500
sq.ft.) situate at Adderley’s, Long Island. Ap-
praised value $30,000.
(105) Vacant lot #53 in Block #5 in the Sub-
division called and known as “Port Royale”
South Bimini Bahamas. Appraised value TBA.
(724) 4.8 acres of vacant land being por-
tion of Lot #68, Flowers Road, Driggs Hill,
South Andros. Appraised value $35,000.
(902) Lot#s 13 & 14 Block 50 Greenwood
Estates Subdivision, Cat Island. property size
8,000 sq. ft each. Appraised Value $40,000
(560) ‘Two vacant properties (Lot 12¢ 5789
sq.ft and Lot 12d 5231 sq.ft) Creek Bay Sub-
division, Russell Island Bridge on the north-
ern side of the island, Russell Island, Span-
ish Wells. These lots are elevated lots that
offer outstanding ocean views and a short
ath to the beach. Appraised value Lot 12¢
85,000 and Lot 12d $80,000.

ANDROS TOWN BRANCH
Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Ms. Cyprianna Williams
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Julius Seymour
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier

(910) Mr Kermit Curry
BIMINI BRANCH
Tel:242-347-3031

(105) Ms. Italia Beckford

NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs, Renea Walkine
LYFORD CAY BRANCH

GRAY’S, LONG ISLAND

Tel: 242-337-0101
(100) Mrs. Lucy Wells

EXUMA BRANCH

Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037
(1O1-N) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-336-3251
(008) Ms. Joycelyn Mackey
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-352-6631/2

Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Ms. Nicole Evans
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH

Tel:242-333-2230
(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda

(101-F) Ms. Garnell Frith
(102) Ms. Elaine Collie
(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-Cartwright

(108) Ms, Sylvie Carey
SPANISH WELLS

Tel: 242-333-4131 or 242-333-4145
(560) Mr. Walter Carey

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Human resources

manager at BEC
is boss of the year

MARISA Mason-Smith,
Human Resources and
Training Manager at
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration has achieved many dis-
tinctions in the course of her
career. None has made her
prouder than being named
Boss of the Year for 2010 by
the International Association
of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Branch.

On receiving her award,
Ms Smith said, “I was hum-
bled because it’s a competi-
tive and prestigious title. I
am very honoured to have
been chosen to receive this
international award.”

Ms Smith has good reason
to be proud. The title is a
much-sought after recogni-
tion from a highly respected
body. IAAP is a non-profit
association for office profes-
sionals with approximately
28,000 members and affili-
ates and nearly 600 chapters
around the world. Its mission
is to enhance the success of
career-minded administrative
professionals by providing
opportunities for growth
through education, commu-
nity building and leadership
development.

Ms Smith, a seasoned
human resources profession-
al, has a long history of con-
tributions to human
resources development in
The Bahamas. She is a
founding member and two-
term past president of the
Bahamas Human Resources
Development Association
(BHRDA). She has held
many other positions in that
association, including vice
president of programmes,
public relations director and
membership director. Dur-
ing Smith’s term in the lat-
ter position, the association
grew and experienced its
largest and most active pro-
fessional membership to
date. In October 2009, she
was re-elected to the execu-
tive membership of the asso-
ciation as vice president of
education.

Sharnette Ferguson, presi-
dent of the IAAP Bahamas
Branch said, “Mrs Marissa
Mason-Smith in my estima-
tion is the ultimate profes-
sional. From my first
encounter with her, she has
been consistent in her
appearance, disposition and
speech. Mrs Marissa Mason-
Smith has always been an
encourager to engage in
those things which will
enhance your skills as an
office professional, pursue
your dreams and use every
opportunity as one to learn
something new. When the
announcement was made at
this year’s Administrative
Professionals’ Day Luncheon
(April 21) at the Wyndham
Resort & Crystal Palace
Casino, even though we did
not know who the nominees
were, I was not surprised
when her name was called,
she is highly admired and
respected within our Associ-
ation.”

In her leadership role in



BOSS OF THE YEAR:
Marisa Mason-Smith

the BHRDA, Ms Smith pio-
neered the Association in
qualifying, joining and
obtaining international sta-
tus with the Society of
Human Resources Manage-
ment in 1988. Headquartered
in Virginia, the Society has
professional membership of
some 350,000 people. Ms
Smith is the first Bahamian
to hold the position of exec-
utive director and area rep-
resentative, an executive
position on that internation-
al board.

Ms Smith can boast of a
highly specialised education
in her professional field. She
holds a Master of Science
degree in Human Resources
Development from the Uni-
versity of Manchester, Man-
chester, England. This degree
was focused on productivity
management in public sector
organisations. She also holds
a Bachelor of Science degree
in Business Management
(Human Resource Manage-
ment concentration) from
Florida Atlantic University.
She has also been the recipi-
ent of many certifications in
the areas of business man-
agement and human
resources management and
development.

While studying in England,
Ms Smith was awarded a
consultancy, whereby she
worked with a team of
human resource professionals
and consultants, to assist in
the reorganisation and
restructuring of a public
organisation. Currently, Ms
Smith lectures part time at
several tertiary institutions
including the College of The
Bahamas. Her core subjects
are: Human Resource Man-
agement, Human Resource
Development, Managerial
Psychology, Business Com-
munication and Organisation
Development and Industrial
Relations.

Since 2003, Marisa Mason-
Smith has held the position
of Human Resources Man-
ager at BEC, where she is
responsible for more than
1000 employees. Prior to this
appointment, she was
employed with the Govern-
ment of The Bahamas in the
Department of Public Ser-
vice.

College of Bahamas signs historic
Memorandum of Understanding

FROM page five

The EBSCOhost Publishing Company, based in Birmingham,
Alabama, is the provider of online research databases for schools
worldwide, including the Bahamas.

As a result of the collaboration, students, lecturers, physicians,
nurses and other allied health professionals now have access to the
vast library of on-line databases, which now include Health Busi-
ness Elite, Medline, Nursing Reference Centre, Patient Education
Reference Centre, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection,
Rehabilitation Reference Centre and Scientific and Medical Art

Imagebase.

“We are delighted to have all these resources, especially the ones
added due to the consortium because we would not be able to
afford them otherwise,” explained COB Hilda Bowen Librarian,
Ms. Virginia Ballance. “These products are state-of-the-art. They
are the same as the ones you would find in any university nursing
and medical programme anywhere in the world. These are won-
derful resources that students can also use when practising nurses.”

Ministry of Health and Public Hospital’s Authority staff fully
endorse the collaboration, which enables various departments in
New Providence and on the Family Islands to electronically access
valuable medical information on patient care from an evidence-
based medical database called Dynamed. This is critically impor-
tant given the archipelagic nature of The Bahamas and the chal-
lenges that can sometimes occur when health providers at poly-
clinics in the Family Islands need ready access to important med-

ical information.

“The Department of Public Health has offices spread across The
Bahamas and for physicians, nurses and anyone in the allied health
field, here and in the Family Islands, to have access to these col-
lections of databases is wonderful,” said Cheryl Thompson, Deputy
Chief Health Education Officer, Department of Public Health.

“These databases provide current evidence-based information
that can be used for planning, for developing policies and making

critical decisions.”

Embracing its mission to support national development through
education, research and innovation and service, the College will
continue to encourage collaborations, which enhance training and
learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
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LOCAL NEWS





Race Why Ie a A Ae a

Steele Ses

CONFERENCE: Shown in the front row of the photo from left to
right are a member of the ACWF; Meng Xiaosi, vice-president and
member of the Secretariat of the ACWF; Carol Cox-Wait, a past
president of the IWF; Chen Zhili, ACWF president, Senator Allyson
Maynard-Gibson; Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of
the Secretariat of the ACWF, and Fran Streets, a past president of

the IWF.

Senator leads
elegation
to women’s
conference

SENATOR Allyson May-
nard Gibson, president of
the International Women’s
Forum, led the largest dele-
gation — other than the Chi-
nese delegation — to the
International Conference on
Women in Urban Develop-
ment and Commemoration
of the 15th Anniversary of
the Beijing Declaration on
Women.

The conference was held
from September 16-18 in
Shanghai, China and was
hosted by the All China
Women’s Federation
(ACWF), led by ACWF
president Madam Chen
Zhilli, who is also the vice-
chairman of the Standing
Committee of the National
People’s Congress.

Madam Chen Zhili is the

third highest national office
holder in government of the
People’s Republic of Chi-
na.

Senator Gibson also
chaired the “Plenary: Minis-
terial and High-level Ses-
sion” on September 17,
which included, among oth-
ers, the government minis-
ters responsible for women’s
affairs of Singapore, Thai-
land, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji,
Cambodia, Brunei Darus-
salam and Bangladesh.

A meeting was also held
with Madame Chen Zhili
during which, among other
things, an agreement was
struck as to future coopera-
tion between the Interna-
tional Women’s Forum
(IWF) and the ACWF.



University of the West Indies
to establish new Caribbean
Competitiveness Centre

THE Inter-American Development Bank and the



United Kingdom’s Department for International Devel-
opment will help create a new Caribbean Competitive-
ness Centre at the University of the West Indies with a



US$750,000 grant.

The agreement was signed today by IDB Caribbean
Department Manager Gerard Johnson and E. Nigel Har-
ris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
(UWI), in the context of a Caribbean regional forum
organized by the IDB in Nassau.

“The Caribbean Competitiveness Centre will provide
intellectual leadership on issues related to private sector
development and competitiveness,” said Johnson, “by
increasing the institutional capacity to generate and share
world-class and Caribbean-specific knowledge on private
sector development and competitiveness.”

“The University of the West Indies is fully committed
with strengthening research capabilities and training to
support private sector development and competitiveness
in the region,” said Nigel Harris. “The establishment of
this centre will put UW] at the forefront of the debate on
policies to promote private sector development.”

The centre will be at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in
Trinidad and Tobago and the Pro Vice Chancellor of
Planning and Development, Bhoendradatt Tewarie,will
be its Chairman. The centre will help upgrade the techni-
cal capacity of academics and public and private sector
officials in cutting edge approaches to competitiveness,
business climate reforms, clustering and small and medi-
um-sized enterprises development.

“Tam sure that the centre will establish a network of
academics, policymakers and business leaders to share
their reflections and ideas on how to move the region for-
ward,” added Harris, who hailed the partnership as “a
great vehicle to generate new ideas and policies to
improve the region’s competitiveness.”

The University of the West Indies, as the premier
autonomous regional higher education institution serving
fifteen countries in the English-speaking Caribbean, is
the ideal partner for such an initiative.

The centre creates a timely opportunity for the region’s
academics, private sector executives and policy makers to
access the best practices across the world on private sec-

tor development.

The establishment of the Caribbean Competitiveness
Centre is closely related to a larger initiative, Compete
Caribbean, a multimillion dollar grant facility established
by the Inter-American Development Bank, the UK’s
Department for International Development (DFID), and
the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) to provide grant funding to support productive
policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives
and small and medium-sized enterprises within a compre-
hensive private sector development framework in the

Caribbean.

RBC}

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 11

PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

NEW PROVIDENCE

(801) Lot#18 in Sandilands Allotment on
the western side of Crosswind Road between
Seabreeze Lane and Pineyard Road in the
Eastern Distract of The Island of New Provi-
dence-The Bahamas, containing single sto-
rey private residence comprising the fol-
lowing: covered entry porch, living room,
dining room, kitchen, laundry room, family
room, sitting area, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom
and patio. The total area of land is approxi-
mately 7,641 square feet. Appraised value
$254,400.

(801) ‘Two parcels of land containing 21,120
sq.ft. situated on the southern side of East
Shirley Street and 100 feet west ofits junction
with "Shirlea” in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence - The Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Gas Station and Auto
Repair Shop. Appraised value $610,000.00
(805) Single Family Residence located on
the Northern Side of West Bay Street, and
immediately East of Caprice Condominium
Complex (Cable Beach). The home of 5,854
square feet consist of 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2
bathrooms, detached building (double car
garage) is 686 square feet, with reinforced
sea wall, swimming pool & deck. The wa-
terfront property has a land size of 20,994
square feet. Appraised Value $1,512,571
(800) All that parcel or lot of land being
Lots #10 and 11 in Block 29 of Coconut Grove
Subdivision, containing a shopping plaza.
The lotis trapezium in shape, 8,383 square
feet. Appraised value $315,000.00

(803) All that piece or parcel of lot con-
taining 6,887 sq [t. situated on the Eastern
side of East Street North. The property is
completely utilized by a commercial build-
ing. Erected on the property is a two storey
masonry structure with gross area consisting
of the following: Floor (Ground & Second)
- 3,341 sq.ft, Storage - 5,320 Sq.Ft, Lunch
Room - 715 sq.ft, Patios & Walkway - 1,500
Sq.Ft. Appraised value TBA

(803) All that piece or parcel of lot con-
taining 8,075 square feet situated on the
Northern side of Sands Lane Fort Fincastle
City District. The property is commercially
zoned with an old Bahamian style building
constructed of wood frame with cement
stucco walls. The building consists of the
following: Ground Floor- Porch, 4 Offices,
Reception, Kitchenette and Storage. Upper
level - 2 Offices, Conference room, 1 Bath-
room & Storage. The floor is approximately
2,500 square feet with porch area 190 sq.ft.
Appraised value TBA

(811) Residential/Commercial property,
lot# 137, located Culmersville, Eastern Dis-
trict, New Providence with a size of 4800 sq.
ft. The property contains a 2 storey 1500 sq
ft building, upper level: 2 bed 1 bath apart-
ment, lower level: Beauty salon. The build-
ing finishes: 8” concrete block wall, 4" con-
crete partitions, asphalt shingle roof, tiled
floors, wood ceilings, private water system,
standard electrical and plumbing fixtures,
central air-condition (split system), burglar
bars. Appraised value $191,000.

(811) ‘Iwo lots #248 & 249 located Dor-
settville Subdivision, Southern District, New
Providence on which an incomplete build-
ing is situated. The properties are residen-
tially and multi-family zoned, with graded,
incomplete landscaped and fenced in on
3 sides. The building is 4266 sq ft with a2
storey multi-family at the roof stage with 1
bedroom unit attached. There are accom-
modations for the upper floor: 4 units 1
bed 1 bath each- 3 units, 1 bed 1 bath each,
Lower floor - 2 bed 1 bath. Garage converted
to 1 bed 1 bath, which is 90% completed
with a tenant. Appraised value $296,000.
(800) Single-family/multi-family _ resi-
dential property situated 1/4 mile east of
South Ocean Boulevard in the Western
District of New Providence consisting of a

NEW PROVIDENCE

(800) Vacant property located 40 ft. east
of Balls Alley on the northern side of East
Shirley Street and known as “Old Plantation
Inn’, in the eastern district of New Provi-
dence. Property size 7,113 sq.ft. with open
zoning. Appraised value $128,000.

(800) Lot #2 vacant land 30,000 sq ft lo-
cated Chapman Estates Subdivision on West
Bay Street with open zoning, Appraised
value $600,000.

(800) Three single-family/ multi-family
residential vacant parcels of land being
Lots #10, 11 & 12 situated on the South-
ern side of Fire Trail Road in the Western
District of New Providence. Property sizes
are Lot #10 - 8,967 sq. ft, Lot #11 - 9,015
sq.ft, and Lot#12 - 6,774 sq.fl. Appraised
value: $85,000 for each lot.

(801) Vacant Lot No. 1A, located on the
eastern side of Fox Hill Rd., 235 Feet North
of Prince Charles Drive, Nassau, Bahamas.
The open zoning/ multi-family property size
is approx. 10,322.05 sq.ft Appraised value
$150,000

(800) Vacant lot of land located West Bay
Street, directly opposite the entrance to Chip-
pingham Road, Nassau Bahamas. The prop-
erty consist of approximately 61,780 square
feet or 1.42 acres. Property has approximately
546 feet of ocean frontage with protected
anchorage from the southern side of Arawak
Cay. Parcel A contain 27,000 square feet and
Parcel B contain 34,780, All reasonable of-
fers will be considered.

(569) Lotofland in the subdivision called
and known as EASTERN ESTATES in the
Eastern District of the Island of New Provi-
dence being Lot Number 14 in Block Number
9. property is approx 7,044 sq.ft. Appraised
Value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot No. 977 in the Subdivision called











portion of lot #15 comprised of 0.472 ofan
acre containing a3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath-
rooms residence and three residences under
construction; Appraised value $250,000.00.
Other portion of lot #15 vacant, comprised of
0.574 ofan acre; Appraised value $170,000.
(901) Parcel of land situated in the subdi-
vision of Gleniston Garden 11,250 sq ft Lot#
9 block 20 in the district of New Providence
containing a two (2) storey residence, ground
floor contains a kitchen, dining room, lounge,
a family room, a varanda at the front and
side with a patio to the back of the house.
The upper floor contains 2 bedroom, 2 bath-
rooms, Walk in closet and a storage area with
a balcony to master bedroom. Approx size
of building 2900 sq ft. Appraisal TBA
(569) Lot #27 of Village Allotment #14 in
the Eastern District, containing residence
situated on Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann's Town Constituency, New Provi-
dence. Property size 2,500 sq. ft. Building
size 990 sq. ft. Appraised value $50,000.
(569) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward Road,
Coral Heights East Subdivision situated in
Western District of New Providence, approx.
size 8,800 sq. ft. with a split level containing
two bed, two bath, living, dining & family
rooms, kitchen and utility room - approx.
size of building 2,658 sq. [t.. Appraised val-
ue: $322,752

(569) Lot #20 with residential property
located Skyline Heights. Appraised value
$280,000.

(569) Lot of land being lot number 11 in
Block number 10 on a plan of allotments
laid out by Village Estates Limited and filed
in the dept of Land & Surveys as number
142 N..P and situated in the Eastern Dis-
trict of New Providence. Property contains
three bed, two bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.00

(569) Lot B50 ft x 115.73 ft situated on
the north side of Shell Fish Road, being the
third lot west of Fire ‘Trail Road and east of
Hamster Road with a one half duplex resi-
dential premises. Appraised value TBA
(569) Lot #17 located Village Allotment
with fourplex- value - $500,000

(569) Property situated on Williams Lane
off Kemp Road, New Providence, Bahamas
containing a two-storey house and an apart-
ment building consisting of 1800 sq. ft. Ap-
praised value $100,000.00

(569) All that piece, parcel or land having
an approximate area of 2100 sq. ft. situated
on the Western side of Blue Hill Road about
70 ft North of Peter Street and about 115 ft
south of Laird Street in the Southern District
of New Providence, Bahamas containing a
commercial building housing a two bed/
one bath unit on the top floor and a store on
the first floor. Appraised Value $154,000.00.
(569) Lot of land situated on Fire Trail
Road being a partition of Gladstone Allot
#41 New Providence, Bahamas containing
townhouse apartment unit and two pro-
posed units (completed as is), Appraised
value $237,714.

(569) All that piece, parcel or lot of land
situated on Cowpen Road {1000 ft east of
the Faith Avenue Junction) in the Southern
District of New Providence, Bahamas con-
taining a duplex apartment comprising of
two - 2-bedroom/ 1-bathroom apartments.
Appraised value $175,000.00.

(569) Lot of land #382 situate on Chestnut
St. in Pinewood Gardens in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence
with a partially constructed concrete resi-
dence thereon. Appraised value TBA.

(565) Lot# 1018 in Golden Gates Estates
#2 Subdivision situate in the South West-
ern District of the island of New Providence
Containing a single storey private residence
3 bedroom 2 bath. Property approx. size



6,000 sq. ft. Building approx size 2,400 sq.
ft. Appraised Value $173,176.

(569) Lot#B Block B situate on Rosedale
Street in the Carey’s Subdivision containing
a four bedroom two bath residence. Build-
ing size 1,234 sq.feet. Property size approx
4,500 sq.feet. Appraised Value $149,000.
(569) Single storey triplex, situated on Lot
615, Mermaid Boulevard, Golden Gates #2
in the Western District, New Providence.
Two - two bedrooms, one bathroom units
and one - one bedroom, one bathroom unit.
The property is zoned as Multi Family Resi-
dential, measuring 9,092 sq. feet with the
iving area measuring 2,792 sq ft. Appraised
value $374,192.00

(569) All that Southwestern Moiety or Half
art ofa Lot of Land being part of a Tract of
Land now or formerly called “ANNSTOWN”
situate Six Hundred and Ten (610) feet South-
east of Kemp's Road in the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence aforesaid
and set out as Lot #35 containing a duplex.
-roperty size 50 {tx 50 ft Appraised $61,000.
(569) Lot #A and B on Northern side of
Carmichael Rd. Nassau with building and
oundation for a warehouse. Property size
15,780 sq.ft). Appraised value $325,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate on the East Side of Miller's Road and
2763.58 ft South of Carmichael Rd. being
.ot #B containing a Triplex Property size
80’ x 100’ (8,000 sq.ft) Appraised Value TBA.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate Graham Drive in the Yellow Elder
Subdivision being Lot #446 containing a
2 bed 2 bath residence. Appraised Value
$110,000.

(724) Lot #2, Block #5, Englerston Sub-
Division, Southern District of N.P contain-
ing a partly completed building . Property
size approx. 3,535 sq.ft. Appraised value $
84,000

(008) Property containing 3 bed 1bath home
Single Family Residence. All that piece of
yarcel or lot of land being Lot. Number 2819
ying within the Subdivision known as Cedar
groves Estate situated in the Southern Dis-
rict of the Island of New Providence in The
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Property
Size 8,250. Appraised Value $157,100.00
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situate North of Believers Gospel Chapel,
>rince Charles Dr. identified as Parcel “B”
and containing thereon a four unit Apart-
ment Complex. Property size is 20,931 sq
L. Appraised value $447,600.





(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated in Englerston being Lot #12 and
#13 containing an incomplete triplex apart-
ment. Appraised value$195,000.

569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated Pinewood Gardens containing
hereon a three bedroom residence. Ap-
yraised value $ 85,000.



(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
numbered Lot #262 Australia Blvd., Eliz-
abeth Estates containing thereon a Three
(3) bedroom residence. Appraised value
$110,000.00

(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
numbered 1802 in the area called and known
as Pinewood Gardens Subdivision on the
island of New Providence and contains
thereon a 1,449 sq.ft. building. Said Prop-
erty is 5000 sq.ft. Appraised Value $179,000
(569) All that piece parcel or Lot of land
numbered #35 and #36 in Block #23 in the
area called and known as Nassau Village
Subdivision on the island of New Provi-
dence and contains thereon a 915 sq.ft
apartment building. Said Property is 5000
sq.ft. Appraised Value $178,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #419 located in the Subdivision
known as Winton Meadows Estates situate

VACANT PROPERTIES

and known as “PINEWOOD GARDENS" sit-
uated in the Southern District of the Island
New Providence. Appraised value $65,000
(569) Multifamily Lot No. 10 - Southeast
Corner of Mandarin Drive, Sugar Apple Road,
Sans Souci Sudv. Size: 14,368 SQ.FT Appraised
value $165,000.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
located on Marigold Road in the Subdivi-
sion known as Kool Acres. Lot is approx.
7145 sq. fl. Appraised value $93,000.

(569) Vacant lot single/family zoning.
Lot # 21 of the subdivision called “South-
ern Shores” / Canaan Subdivision located
on Marshall Road. Property size is some
67.86 feet on the sub road and 84.49 on one
side, 55.21 at the back and some 85.61 on
the other side of 5,475 S/F of land space.
Appraised value $86,000

(569) Undeveloped lots # 4A, 16, 17, 18
and 19 located Chapman Estates, West Bay.
Appraised value $348,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #11 of the “Lee Acres” subdivision
situate in the vicinity of Sandilands Village
in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence. Appraised Value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
numbered Lot #3 being a portion of Lot #24
Crown Grant A8.44 situate Golden Isles Road
off Carmichael Road in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence. Property
is 5075 sq ft. Appraised value $50,000.
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated on the northwest corner of Butler's
Lane & Romer Street, Fox Hill in the East-
ern District of New Providence. Appraised
value. $57,000.

(723) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5 in Block #9 in the Subdivi-
sion known as Millar Heights situate in the
Western District of the Island of New Provi-
dence. Property is 75’ x 100’ approx 7,500



sq.ft. Appraised value TBA

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land lo-
cated Coral Heights East. Appraised value.
TBA.

(570) All that piece parcel or lot of land
known as Lot #5 being a portion of a larger
tract of land known as Lot # 11 of Southern
Shores Subdivision situate in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence.
Property is 62.22’ x 109.29’ approx 7,019
sq.feet. Appraised Value $80,000

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
known as Lot # 1 and Lot #2 situated on the
western side of Galden Isles Road South of
Carmichael Rd. in the Western District of
New Providence. Appraised value $80,000.00
(569) Lot of land being Lot #5 in block
#5 in the Subdivision called and known as
Baillou Dale situated in the Southern Dis-
rict in the Island of New Providence, Ba-
amas. Appraised value TBA.

(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
being Lot #5 of the Forest Drive Subdivision
situated South of Camperdown Drive and
approx.300 ft.West of Culberts Hill Drive
ocated in the Eastern District of the Island
of New Providence. Property is 15,681 sq.ft.
and is hill top. Appraised value $201,000.00
(569) Lotofland being Lot #21 Grantanna
Subdivision situate in the Western District
of the Island of New Providence in the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas. Property is ap-
prox 6,505 sq.ft Appraised value $80,000.

569) Lotofland (undeveloped)numbered
5 situate, in Highland Estates in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence.
-roperty size is 10,000 sq.ft. Appraised value
TBA.

FREEPORT

800) Vacant property located Bahamia
South. Block 16 lot 9A, Freeport, Grand
Bahama consisting of 24,829.20 sq.ft. Ap-



OCA

COMMERCIAL BANKING CENTRE NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(801) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles
) Mr. Vandyke Pratt

irs. Hope Sealey
(805) Mrs. Tiffany Simms O'brien
806) Mrs. Lois Hollis
(807) Mr. Lester Cox
(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
811) Ms. Lydia Gardiner
PALMDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-322-4426/9 or
2-3800

) Ms. Nicola Walker
5) Mrs. Anya Major











Tel: 242-322-8700

701) Mr. James Strachan

301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
MACKEY STREET BRANCH
Tel: 242-393-3097

601) Ms. Cherelle Martinborough

Tel: 242-325-4711

401) Mr. Robert Pantry

402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert
PRINCE CHARLES SHOPPING
CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

501) Mr. Jason Sawyer

503) Mr. Dwight King

505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH BRANCH

Tel: 242-327-6077

466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-502-5170/502-5180

716) Ms. Quincy Fisher





JOHN E KENNEDY DRIVE BRANCH

(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
(569) Mrs. Vanessa Scott

(570) Mr. Elton Kemp

(571) Mrs. Faye Daniels
NASSAU INT’L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs. Renea Walkine
LYFORD CAY BRANCH

Tel: 242-362-4540 or 242-362-4037
(101-N) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

(902) Ms. Nicole Evans
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel:242-333-2230

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda
ANDROS TOWN BRANCH
Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Ms. Cyprianna Williams
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Julius Seymour



in the Eastern District of the island of New
Providence and containing thereon a par-
tially constructed building. Property approx
8,000 sq fl. Appraised Value $127,000
(569) Lot #201 Arawak Avenue of Pyfrom
Estates Subdivision situated in the Eastern
District, New Providence Island and con-
taining thereon a3-bedroom residence. Lot
approx. 6,000 sq ft. (60' x 100’). Appraised
value TBA
(301) Lot#659 on the northwestern side of
Malawi Street, Elizabeth Estates East Phase
2,Yamacraw constituency, New Providence
island. Lot of the land - 5,085 sq ft. with a
22-year old single level residence, 3 bed-
rooms, | bathroom. Appraised value $94,871
(569) Parcel #3 and Parcel #4 situated on
the South side of Prince Charles Drive, New
Providence island, containing a commer-
cial building housing two shop space on
the ground floor and three shap space on
the second floor with a large storage area
in the rear. Total area 8400 sq ft. Appraised
value $366,650.
(569) All that piece parcel or plot of land
comprising 2,513 sq.ft. situate on the East-
ern side of Armstrong St. and approx. 30ft.
north of Shirley St. containing a two-storey
wooden structure. Appraised Value $152,325
(569) Lot ofland on the east side of Mill-
rs Road (now known as Bacardi Rd) and
3.58 feet south of Carmichael Rd in
he Southern District of the Island of New
-rovidence and containing thereon a du-
dex (2bed 1 bath).Building is 1,616 sq.ft.
and property is 8,071 sq.ft. Appraised value
$180,000.
(569) Lotofland being Lot #A4 of the sub-
division known as Johnson Estate situated
in the Eastern District, New Providence, and
containing thereon a two storey concrete
duilding. Appraised value $277,000.
569) Tract of land situate South of Cowpen
Aoad in the Eastern District, Island of New
*rovidence, containing thereon a fire dam-
aged structure. Appraised Value $325,000
(569) Lot of land known as Lot #231 in
Treasure Cove Subdivision situated in the
eastern District of New Providence and con-
taining thereon a 3-bedroom 2-bath residence
with swimming pool and other amenities.
Building is approx 1,775 sq.ftand property
is 6,200 sq.ft. Appraised Value $474,340,
(569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
situated Springfield Rd. Fox Hill and con-
taining thereon a four bedroom two bath
residence. Property size10,000 sq.ft. bldg
1,652 sq.ft. Val. $175,000.
(569) Lotofland in Shirley Heights Sub-
division being Lot #8 Block 21 containing
hereon a3-bed 2-bath concrete building.
Appraised value $155,000.
FREEPORT
(008) Single Story tri-plex building, one 2
yedrooms and two 1-bedroom located on a
multi-family Lot No.4, block 3, Shirley Lane,
section 1, Bahama Reef Yacht & Country
Club Subdivision, Freeport Grand Bahama.
-roperty size is approx. 16,621 sq. feet. Ap-
oraised value $348,000.
(103) All that piece parcel of lot of land
and improvements thereon known as No.3
dock 31 Bahamia Marina & Section IX lo-
cated in southwestern city of Freeport Grand
Bahama Island. Approx. 13,070 sq.ft. or 0.30
acres property contains duplex dwelling.
Appraised value $300,000.
101-F) Residential Canal Lots 30, 31 & 32,
Block 1, Pine Bay Subdivision Freeport, Grand
Bahama, containing two storey House, 4
ved, 3 baths Situated on 1.62 Acres of land.
Appraised value $1,372,200











yraised value 52,000.

(802) Vacant Commercial Lot No: 3A, Block
60 Bahamia Subdivision VI containing 3 acres
located Freeport, Grand Bahama. Appraised
Value $463,914

(108) Vacant Single Family Lot #5 Block
‘ Bahamia South Sub, Freeport, Grand Ba-
1ama.Appraised value $35,700

569) Undeveloped lot #149. Seafan Lane,
Lucayan Beach Subdivision. Grand Bahama,
18750 square feet. Appraised value: TBA
724) Vacantland Lot #8, Block #19 at Ba-
vamia West Sub Division (Port Area) of Free-
vort, Grand Bahama Property size approx
25,500 sq ft. Appraised value $65,000.
569) All that piece parcel or lot of land
yeing Lot #1, Block N situated in Bahamia
South Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Baha-
ma. Appraised value $30,000.

(402) Lot89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive, Ba-
1amia West Replat Subdivision, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, consisting of 12,100 square
feet. Appraised value $51,000.00.

(569) Vacant property consisting of Lot
#894 situated in the Freeport Ridge Sub-
division, Section #1, Freeport, Grand Ba-
ama, Bahamas. Appraised value: TBA
(571) Lot of land being number ten (10)
Block Number Three (3) Bristol Bay Subdi-
vision, Unit One (1) in the City of Freeport
in the island of Grand Bahama, Bahamas
. Property is approx 0.42 acre. Appraised
value $55,000.

(811) Vacant Lot ofland located West End
Grand Bahama containing 8581 square feet
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WOMAN INJURED AFTER SHARK ATTACK IN THE ABACOS —

FROM page one

Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson
Newton, who together with his friend Franklin
Roosevelt was reported missing, was eaten by
the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner
Hulan Hanna.

It is still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or
dead when he was eaten.

Regarding the shark attack this weekend,
Mr Engle told The Tribune he believed it was an
isolated one. He said that the shark, which
appeared to be yellowish brown in colour,
between five to six feet long, was spotted only
after the attack.

“Luckily we had a couple of my buddies there
who helped transport her. We had to put her in
a boat and then get her to a car, then on to the
medical centre. Luckily everything came togeth-

Residents plan EXECUTIVE
OFFICE SUITE

Arawak Homes
lemonstration

FROM page one

said to be participating in the
demonstration.

Meanwhile, the govern-
ment is still attempting to
mediate the land dispute
between Arawak Homes
and outraged homeowners,
according to Minister of
State for Lands and Local
Government Byran Wood-
side, who is also the MP for
Pinewood.

At the same time,
Arawak Homes was said to
be investing all of its "time
and focus” on completing a
detailed report of alleged
trespass in Pinewood Gar-
dens.

The government's deci-
sion follows public outcry
over the legality and moral-
ity of actions taken by the
firm against alleged tres-
passers.

The destruction of the
home that Frederick Wood
and his wife Maria Gibson-
Wood took over eight years
to build, was said by the
firm to be the consequence
of a complex process that
spanned over a quarter of a
century.

In a press statement,
Arawak Homes claimed the
action was in full compli-
ance with the law.

The company also said
that the relevant parties in
the demolition of the Wood
home have had their day in
court.

“Despite the strength of
its legal position and in
keeping with corporate pol-
icy, since 2003, Arawak has
given the particular tres-
passer numerous opportu-
nities to cooperate in cur-
ing the trespass by means
other than what tran-
spired.”

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times and let go. The wound is bad but it could
have been a lot worse,” Mr Engle said, while
crediting the medical personnel at Hope Town
for their assistance.

“There has never, in recent memory, been
any shark attack here. Sometimes these small-
er sharks are a little more aggressive but we
have surfed this whole area for the last 30 years
and have never had a problem before. We think
its an isolated event,” Mr Engle said.

“Personally I would discourage any shark
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The Public Hospitals Authority of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is
seeking to prequalify suitable electrical contracting firms to bid on works (labour
and material) to upgrade the existing 2000A, 32, 4W, 480/277V electrical service
of the Ambulatory Block, Princess Margaret Hospital to 2500A, 30, 4W,
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installations within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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execute a project of this nature. In addition firms are expected to show evidence
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later than 8"" October, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Prequalification Submittals will be evaluated based on the qualifications and
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of no more the six (6) professional electrical contracting firms. The shortlisted
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DEATH
ANNOUNCEMENT

Cursey William Strachan, age 66,
formerly of Reeves Street, Fox

Hill died at Old Bight, Cat Island
on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

He is survived by one son - Charlton
Strachan; two sisters - Nelcita
Strachan - Samuels and Genevieve
Strachan; six brothers - Martin,
Clement, Julian, Philip, Etienne
and Alvin Strachan; numerous
nieces and nephews _§ including
Peter Armbrister of Freeport, Grand
Bahama.

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placed the number at 9,000. He
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The problem sufficiently war-
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idea of establishing a gang unit
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The gang unit would fit into
the police’s over all youth strat-
egy that includes “involvement,
interaction and intervention,”
said Mr Greenslade. It would
not be based on the “limited
lock them up” mentality held
by some people.

“T spoke to the boys and they
are just ordinary kids. These
are little fellas who need men-
torship. They asked me ques-
tions like if I have ever stolen
something,” said Mr
Greenslade. “They are just try-
ing to test you.”

He explained to a group of
boys, suspended from H.O.
Nash Junior School, that he
once stole a bicycle when he
was a boy in Bain Town. He
said his grandmother made him
take it back.

“We have been calling for
this gang unit from thy king-
dom come. The authorities are
either clueless, don’t care or
they don’t live in the Bahamas.
All of the different agencies
should come together and form
that unit,” said Pastor Reid,
speaking of the ministry of
youth and education, the
department of social services,
the police, and other stake-
holders.

Minister Grey said gang
membership is broken down
into several categories.
Wannabes, he said, are indi-
viduals who imitate the behav-
iour of “hardcore gangsters.”
This activity is primarily seen
at the primary school and junior
high school level.

Periphery members are indi-
viduals who are part in and part



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out, or may be interested in
seeking membership. Primarily
seen at the junior high school
level, these members are not
fully entrenched in the gang,
but they deal in some level of
intimidation and harassment.

“Affiliates are the real gang
bangers”, said Minister Grey.
This activity is seen primarily
at the senior high school level.
Participants at this level are
believed to be “committed to
deviant behaviour” and other
criminal activity such as carry-
ing weapons and selling drugs.

“Hardcore gangsters, or OGs
(original gangstas) are in for
life; ready to die. They are
mainly out of school young
men,” said Minister Grey.

Not all young people will
admit to gang membership, said
Minister Grey, but they are
trained to look at the signs:
graffiti in school books; body
tattoos, particular ways of
dressing; hair cuts; sounds; hand
signals, for example.

“My mummy used to say
stop hanging out with those bad
company boys. Little did she
know I was the bad company.
A lot of parents they swear for
their kids, but they are lost in
the storm,” said Minister Grey,
who was one of the founding
members of the Rebellion
Raiders in the 1980s.

“The reality is a lot of our
young people are good when
they are home, but when they
are out on the strips, they are
terrorists. Personally, that is
who I was. I had a split person-
ality almost. Respectful at
home, then out on the strip
doing all kinds of crazy things.
A lot of parents don’t see their
kids as being that,” he said.

Straw vendors face wait

FROM page one

the PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell, said that he and his par-
liamentary colleague Alfred Sears, the MP for Fort Charlotte,
have been in contact with the vendors and their lawyers and were
given to understand that the nine Bahamians have not yet been for-
mally indicted. Once the federal indictment happens, he said, it is
expected that a date for a hearing will be set. Routinely, this hap-
pens within 30 days of an arrest.

The vendors were arrested on September 15 as they waited to
board a flight back to Nassau from New York.

Mr Mitchell said lawyers for the nine vendors have been appoint-
ed by the court and will be paid by the State of New York. Mr
Symonette also confirmed the appointment of the lawyers.

These lawyers are not public defenders, but private attorneys
hired by the court to represent the vendors in this case, Mr Mitchell
said.

According to the Fox Hill MP, the vendors are holding up well
considering the circumstances, however, they are concerned about
the safety and well-being of one of their group who was separated
from the others and sent to a different prison.

Mr Mitchell said two of the vendors, Marva and Marvette Fer-
guson are twins, and one of them was sent to a prison in Brooklyn,
separated from her sister on the grounds that they are identical and
that this poses a security risk.

“The others are now very concerned for her,” he said.

The other vendors, except who was able to meet her bond
requirements, are being held in the Metropolitan Correctional
Centre in south Manhattan.

The Bahamians were charged in a Manhattan court on Sep-
tember 2 with conspiracy to defraud the US, specifically by the traf-
ficking of counterfeit goods. They could face a maximum sen-
tence of three years in prison on the charge, which came after a six-
month long federal surveillance operation by the US Department
of Homeland Security and Immigration, Customs and Enforce-
ment.

It is alleged that they went on an illegal shopping spree for
counterfeit designer bags and jewellery that they intended to sell
at their Straw Market stalls back home.

Hundreds of counterfeit goods were allegedly found in their lug-
gage that had been checked on a return flight to Nassau.

The vendors — Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson,
Marvette Ferguson, Patricia Hanna, Shamone Thompson, Margaret
Pierre, Judy Duncombe and Tracy Davis — have all admitted to
knowing that the goods they purchased were counterfeit and/or ille-

al.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Con-
sulate General's Office in New York, is monitoring the situation
and providing various levels of assistance to the vendors.

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* Private Bahamian carrier
says ‘being squeezed on all
sides’ by fee increases and
Bahamasair ticket prices

* Says industry paying some
Civil Aviation fees for
Services it is not getting,
such as Family Island
security and baggage
screening

* Suggests postponing

airport redevelopment phase i Islands acquisition.

two, as financial projections
have changes
By NEIL HARTNELL

A Bahamian-owned air- }
line is putting plans to begin :
flights to and from the US }
: * Leading QC says process
see how we survive October :
, its head :
telling Tribune Business that :
private operators were being }
squeezed on all sides be a }
combination of fee increases }
and Bahamasair selling cut- : eas pas . :

: playing field ‘commitment
Speaking after Cat Island i ‘
Air was last week barred by : Says ‘a large measure of
the Nassau ea aa i
opment Company (NAD): f tal j
from operating from its facil- | financial industry that
ities, due to alleged non-pay- :
ment of various fees, Cap- |
: By NEIL HARTNELL
Sky Bahamas, told this }

on hold for three months “to

and November”

price tickets.

tain Randy Butler, head of

SEE page 6B

Bahamas hank:
No record of

trust account

By NEIL HARTNELL

A Bahamian private bank

filed against it in the US,
arguing that it has no record
of the alleged $14 million
account at the centre of the
dispute.

In their motion to dismiss
an action brought against
them in the Columbia District
Court by a US citizen, Tonya

and its manager, Colyn
Roberts, said a “comprehen-
sive” search of their records
detected no trace of the pur-
ported account that the plain-
tiff alleged her mother had
established at the bank.

In their response, Corner
Bank (Overseas), which is
based at 308 East Bay Street,
and Mr Roberts alleged:
“Plaintiff claims that she is
trustee and administrator of

the estate of her mother, Lav- i

era Jean Foelgner. Foelgner
allegedly told plaintiff that
she had set aside approxi-
mately $14 million for the
plaintiff in an account at Cor-
ner Bank.

bearing a number and a pass-

SEE page 5B



THE TRIBUNE

usiness

MONDAY,

OCTOBER 4,

2010

ahamas First eyes

GBA stake to majority 57%

after issuance

Bahamas First Holdings is

i projecting an 80.5 per cent
i increase in year-over-year
i net comprehensive income
} to $7.598 million for its 2010
: financial year, Tribune Busi-
i ness can reveal, boosted by a
i forecast $2 million contri-

bution from its new Cayman

The general insurance

holding company is also pre-
dicting that net comprehen-
sive income will increase
again in its 2011 and 2012
financial years, rising by 23.6
per cent year-over-year to
$9.391 million in the former,
and again by 5.5 per cent to
$9.904 million in the latter.
The projections, which
Bahamas First Holdings
emphasised were not a guar-
anteed financial perfor-
mance, were contained in

OECD Review ‘a sood

Tribune Business Editor :

thing’ for Bahamas

‘minimises’ chance of
rivals gaining advantage
through lesser compliance
by holding them to ‘level

confidence’ in Bahamas

nation will pass well

Tribune Business Editor

There is “a large measure

i of confidence” within the
i Bahamian financial services
: industry that this country
i will receive a “favourable”
i Peer Review report from
i the OECD’s Global Forum
= i: on Transparency and
disputed $14 i tion, one leading attorney
i telling Tribune Business that
; the process is “in a way, a
? good thing for” this nation.

Exchange of Tax Informa-

Brian Moree QC, senior

: partner at McKinney, Ban-
Tribune Business Editor i
i all financial centres were
h pe .. | being assessed to the same
as moved to dismiss a lawsuit } :

i standards when it came to
i the exchange of tax infor-
: mation would benefit the
i Bahamas, since it would
: help create the ‘level playing
i field’ environment this coun-
: try had long sought on the
i matter, and ensure rivals
? interested in lower levels of
pe i compliance did not achieve
: a competitive advantage.

croft & Hughes, said the fact

Arguing that the Peer

i Review process was intend-
i ed to determine whether
? countries were actually fol-
i lowing through on their tax-
i related commitments, and
i that paying “lip service” and
i rhetoric were no longer
? good enough, Mr Moree
i said the Bahamas was opti-

mistic it would fare well.
This nation is currently

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80.5% profit growth

ti General insurer predicting rise to $7.598m in 2010 on back
_ of $2m contribution from Cayman acquisition, with 23.6% and
' 5.5% rises to over $9m in 2011 and 2012

Airline places

| i $15m bond offering memorandum reveals firm has increased

US expansion

! h Kl _ Wi General insurer planning to list bonds on BISX 12-18 months
p : i Returns to ‘positive internal growth’ in 2009, with dividend
_ payout ratio falling from 103.9% to 77.5%, and cashflow from
| operating activities per share back in positive territory

By NEIL HARTNELL
; Tribune Business Editor

the private placement mem-
orandum for its $15 million
bond issue that was issued
to institutional and high-net
worth investors last week.
Tribune Business has
obtained a copy of the doc-
ument for the offering,
which opened on Septem-
ber 30, 2010, and is sched-
uled to close on October 15.

The memorandum

SEE page 4B

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August occupancies 4 percent points
above 2009 and room nights sold 7%
ahead

* Performance mirrors first eight months
of 2010, with revenues up 7.7% and
room nights sold ahead at 5%

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The major Nassau/Paradise
Island hotels continued to see
improvements in key finan-
cial indicators through August
2010, with revenues and room
nights sold some 8 per cent
and 7 per cent ahead, respec-
tively, of 2009 comparatives
for that month, with “every
month putting the industry
closer” to achieving pre-Sep-
tember 2008 crash numbers.

Robert Sands, the Bahamas
Hotel Association’s (BHA)
president, said that while the
resort industry was “still not” back to business levels
seen prior to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it was
enjoying “consistent, steady” growth when its perfor-
mance was matched to 2009 numbers.

“I can tell you that we saw growth in both average
daily room rate and occupancy,” Mr Sands told Tribune
Business. “The aggregate occupancy for August was
approximately 70 per cent, compared to 66 per cent last
year. That’s almost a7 per cent increase in room nights
sold, and in terms of revenue generated, an almost 8 per
cent increase.

“When you look at the year-to-date position, August
almost mirrors the aggregate for the year, 5 per cent
ahead of last year in terms of room nights sold, and 7.7
per cent in revenue. Air arrivals to Nassau at the end of
June were up almost 3 per cent.”

Analysing the performance of the 14 large Nassau/Par-
adise Island hotels included in the regular Ministry of
Tourism survey, Mr Sands added: “Certainly, for August
we continue to see improvement, but the progress con-
tinues to point to stabilisation and, also, some small
growth.

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t was a moderate week

of trading in the

Bahamian stock mar-

ket. Investors traded
in five out of the 24 listed secu-
rities, with one advancer and
all the other securities remain-
ing unchanged.

EQUITY MARKET

A total of 67,136 shares
changed hands, representing a
decrease of 33,896 shares com-
pared to the previous week's
trading volume of 101,032
shares.

Colina Holdings (CHL) was
the volume leader in the week,
trading a volume of 61,044
shares to see its stock price
close unchanged at $2.50.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
was the sole advancer in the
week, trading a volume of 1,000
shares to see its share price
close up by $0.32 at $6.60.

BOND MARKET

No notes traded in the
Bahamian bond market last
week.

COMPANY NEWS

Earnings Releases:

Bahamas Waste (BWL)
released its unaudited financial
results for the six month period
ending June 30, 2010.

BWL reported a net income
of $218,000, a decline of
$170,000 from the same period
in the previous year, with its
$1.2 million gross profit declin-
ing by $184,000.

It was noted that while sales
and services revenues of $3.7
million declined slightly by
$47,000 or 1 per cent in rela-
tion to the 2009 comparative
period, cost of sales increased
by $137,000 or 6 per cent to hit
$2.6 million. Total operating
expenses of $951,000 were con-
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the six-month period were
$0.05, compared to $0.09 in the
comparative period, a decline
of $0.04.

Total assets and liabilities
stood at $10.5 million and $1.3
million respectively at June 30,
2010, compared to $9.9 million
and $952,000 at December 31,
2009.

Bahamas Property Fund
(BPF) released its unaudited
financials for the quarter ending
June 30, 2010, reporting a net
income of $442,000 - a decline
of $111,000 or 20 per cent com-
pared to the same period last
year.

Total rental and other
income of $1 million was con-
sistent with the same quarter
in 2009, increasing slightly by
$49,000 quarter-over-quarter.

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of Islands of the World
Fashion Week have estab-
lished two scholarships in
conjunction with the inter-
nationally-recognised Par-
sons, The New School for
Design, based in New York.

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Montaque Group, said the
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promising young fashion
designer to attend one of the
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80% of the Bahamas
may be submerged.

Eighty per cent of the
Bahamas would be sub-
merged if predictions about
increased sea levels associ-
ated with global warming
come to fruition, the Prime
Minister has warned, adding
that this nation was the fifth
most vulnerable in the
world.

Addressing the Inter-
American Development
Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean
Regional Forum on Friday,
Mr Ingraham said it was crit-
ical for regional govern-
ments to seek resources
from the organisation and
Caribbean Development
Bank (CDB) to mitigate the
impact of climate change.

Mr Ingraham said: “All
Caribbean Small Island
Development States (SIDS)
face challenges from Cli-
mate Change, not only
because so much of the eco-
nomic infrastructure in our
countries is located along
vulnerable coastlines, but
also because of wider poten-
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lens, with repercussions for
agriculture; to marine tem-
peratures increases, with
implications for commercial
and recreational fishing; and
for stronger and more fre-
quent storms, whose dam-
age require perennial
replacement of costly infra-
structure.

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level rise. Indeed, an
increase in temperature of
two degrees Celsius is pro-
jected to result in a sea level
rise of two metres. Such an
eventuality would submerge
80 per cent of our territo-

“As we gather here, we
know that there is so much
at stake for our people. I
trust that our deliberations
will be serious and focused,
and that we can resolve to
leave here with a pro-
gramme, fine tuned to better
meet the needs of our soci-
eties and region at this diffi-
cult time.”

Warning that fiscal con-
solidation would be required
throughout the region, due
to the high levels of nation-
al debt faced by many
Caribbean countries, Mr
Ingraham said: “This year,
however, is showing some
improvement over last year,
particularly as some mem-
ber countries have begun to
experience positive signs in
their productive sectors.

“Commodity prices are
slowly rising, and there is
expectations that small gains
in the tourism sector will be
realised as our main mar-
kets continue to exit from
recession.

“Unemployment, howev-
er, remains stubbornly high
in our region, in many cases,
in double digits - hence our
chief focus on promoting

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO AUDIT THE FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
OF THE BAHAMAS PHARMACY COUNCIL

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Pharmacy Council ts seeking proposals from interested qualified firms or chartered
accountants to provide services relative to the auditing of the financial operations of the Council

Interested firms or chartered accountants are invited to tender to provide such service for the
auditing of the accounts of the Council at such service

The Tender Document may be collected on Monday 4° October, 2010 through Friday 15°
October, 2010 between the hours of 9 am to} pm from:

The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Tender proposal submission should be in a

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Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

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sealed envelope marked PROPOSAL: AUDITOR

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The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Johnathan Forbes Building
Delaney Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tender submissions will be accepted no later than 5 pm Friday 22" October, 2010.

Tenderers are invited to attend the Tender opening at 4:30 pm Thursday 28" October, 2010,

Signed:
Ms, Shelly Collymore
Registrar
Bahamas Pharmacy Council

economic growth and creat-
ing jobs, thereby improving
the general economic wel-
fare of our people.

“The employment
prospects of our citizens, the
reduction of poverty in our
region, the rebalancing of
the fiscal circumstances of
our governments, the miti-
gation of the environmental
challenges, and the overall
improvement of our infra-
structure, all require a
restoration of sustained
growth in each of our coun-
tries.”

And the Prime Minister
added: “While we know that
growth in our region will
depend on the economic
fortunes of the wider global
economy, particularly the
economies of the major
industrialised countries, we
must ensure that our own
efforts support the fiscal,
monetary and human capac-
ities to sustain growth.

“Tam fond of saying that
in our case, tourism counts.
This is increasingly true for
most regional economies.
The availability of efficient
and reliable energy; reliable,
inexpensive communica-
tions; safe and cost-effective
transportation and other
infrastructure are all critical
to our tourism product.

“The standard of our
infrastructure and the qual-
ity of our human resources
determine our success in an
increasingly competitive
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Bahamas Public
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Bahamas First eyes
80.5% profit growth

FROM page 1B

revealed that the $15 million bond offering
is being split into two classes, both worth
$7.5 million, with one maturing after 10
years and the other after 15. The 10-year
bond will carry an interest rate coupon of
Prime plus 1.75 per cent, which is currently
7.25 per cent, and the latter Prime plus 2
per cent, which is 7.5 per cent.

Patrick Ward, Bahamas First’s president
and chief executive, did not return Tribune
Business’s phone calls seeking comment pri-
or to press deadline, while this newspaper
was also told that the general insurer’s chair-
man, Ian Fair, had left the island and was
likely to be gone for several weeks.

Bond

However, speaking to Tribune Business
last month when this newspaper exclusively
revealed Bahamas First Holdings’ plans to
raise $15 million via a private placement
bond issue, Mr Ward said the move was
intended to bolster the company’s capital
position and enable it to exploit “any oppor-
tunities” that came its way.

The private placement is intended to raise
capital from targeted investors only, and is
not a public offering, so the Bahamian pub-
lic should not apply.

Items of interest disclosed by the offering
memorandum included the predicted con-
tribution to the company’s 2010 bottom line
from its acquisition of a 75.24 per cent stake
in Sagicor General (Cayman), now renamed
Cayman First Insurance, plus Bahamas First
Holdings purchase of a majority stake in
Bahamian insurance agency, General Bro-
kers & Agents (GBA).

“Bahamas First Holdings acquired a 75.24
per cent equity interest in Cayman First
Insurance on June 17, 2010, but the transfer
of interest was effective from January 1,
2010,” the insurance company’s placement
document said.

“AI 2010 benefits of trading inure to the
Bahamas First Holdings Group, which is
budgeted at $2 million net income for 2010.

“In August 2010, the Board of the Insur-
ance Commission approved Bahamas First
Holdings’ application for the additional pur-
chase of 27 per cent of the shares of Gener-
al Brokers & Agents (GBA).

“As a result, Bahamas First Holdings now
owns 57 per cent of the total outstanding
shares of GBA.”

Bahamas First Holdings also served notice
of an impending new listing for the Bahamas
International Securities Exchange (BISX),
with plans to list the $15 million worth of
bonds on the exchange some 12-18 months
after issuance.

The bond issue is being placed and
advised by CFAL, and the offering memo-
randum said: “As the directors do not intend
to immediately list these bonds on BISX,
investors should be aware that they might
not immediately be able to readily liquidate
their holdings.

“Following the closing of this offering,
CFAL Securities will, on an on-going basis,
facilitate the buying and selling of the secu-
ritics in the over-the-counter market.

“The directors have indicated that they
intend to list these bonds and their existing

securities on BISX within the next 12-18
months from issuance.” Bahamas First Hold-
ings’ financial projections are likely to be
studied with interest by rival insurance car-
riers and the wider industry, and are relying
to a certain extent on the boost its Cayman
acquisition will bring to the bottom line.

The company’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 net
income projections are significantly ahead of
the total comprehensive net income figures
recorded for 2006-2009, when they largely
stayed around the $3-$4 million level, apart
from 2007 when they hit $14 million - large-
ly due to the investment gains from its Com-
monwealth Bank equity holdings.

Given that Bahamas First Holdings’ gross
premium levels have been projected to
remain flat at around $100 million, the Cay-
man acquisition can be estimated as gener-
ating a roughly $50 million impact for the
group’s top-line.

Gross written premiums are projected to
jump to $149.106 million this year, increas-
ing to $152.076 million in 2011 and $155.115
million in 2012.

Net premiums are forecast to hit $59.649
million in 2010, rising to $60.83 million in
2011 and $61.588 million the following year.

The same trends and patterns are fore-
cast for total underwriting income, which is
projected to hit $82.266 million in 2010, fol-
lowed by successive increases to $84.098
million in 2011 and $85.437 million in 2012.

As for net underwriting income, this is
projected to strike $24.442 million in 2010,
followed by $25.147 million in 2011 and
$25.522 million in 2012.

Cover

Bahamas First Holdings said it “should
be able to comfortably cover” its annual
debt servicing obligations associated with
the bonds, which were expected to attract
interest payments of $1.5 million during
each of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

This was based on the company’s net tech-
nical results (operating income) being fore-
cast at $6.006 million in 2010, followed by
$6.374 million in 2011 and $6.363 million in
2012. For each year, operating income was
four times’ or higher than the interest pay-
ments.

And Bahamas First said its combined
ratio, which measures underwriting prof-
itability, was projected to rise from 68.77
per cent in 2009 to 70.29 per cent this year.
This ratio, a function of total underwriting
expenses divided by total underwriting
income, was forecast to remain above 70
per cent in both 2011 and 2012.

“In light of the improvement in the com-
pany’s net income position (and, conse-
quently, return on equity, and the decrease
in the dividend payout ratio from 103.9 per
cent to 77.5 per cent, Bahamas First Hold-
ings recorded a positive internal growth rate
in fiscal 2009,” the offering memorandum
said.

“Bahamas First Holdings cash flow from
operating activities per share returned to
positive territory at $0.09 from -$0.15 in fis-
cal 2008.”

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ANNOUNCEMENT

In Accordance with Article 7- (1) of the union’s
Constitution, The Bahamas Public Services Union
will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting
on Friday, 8th October, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
at the union's hall, East Street South, off Soldier
Road.

Auditors Reports will be presented in addition to
reports on the growth and development of the Union
by the President, Secretary General and Treasurer.

. ® 90+ oars adminisiralivs experience in an educational seting
All members are urged to attend and be on time. = Geena lnaceraip-ada end parecnw dive
. weesion for chikdesn and their families

© Alt to impkoment programs to improve student! achinwarnent
© Ability io Bul partnershica with community onjanizalions
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Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Education Requirements:

« Melers degree pralerred in education, business of related flaide from an acmeciled collageluniversity
" Accredited Teaching Certiicate

Letiers of Applicaton submited with copes of Degrees Cerihcates. Cunculum Vites, free references, and lhres passport photos.
must bo sudmitted foc The Director of Anglican Edecation, Anglican Central Education Aethoriy,
P.O. Box WiS6, Nasenu, The Bahamas

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Bahamas bank: No record of
disputed $14m trust account

OECD Review ‘a good
thing’ for Bahamas

FROM page 1B

confidence within the financial services industry in the
Bahamas that we will do very well as a jurisdiction under the
Peer Review report.

“There is an expectation that our levels of compliance and
steps we have taken will generally be accepted as a high lev-
el of compliance, and we will end up with a favourable
report.”

And the leading QC added: “I think in a way this is a good
thing for the Bahamas, because as one of the countries that
is very serious about facilitating our commitments and mak-
ing an extra effort to comply with the new regime the inter-
national community has imposed on all financial centres, it
ensures that other jurisdictions not so committed to adher-
ence and compliance will not have a competitive advan-
tage over US......

“It minimises the chances of other countries and juris-
dictions getting an advantage by lower levels of compli-
ance. This Peer Review is going to be more of an advantage
than a disadvantage for us. It is going to result in a fairly con-
sistent means of monitoring everyone’s compliance, and
because the Peer Review committee includes other financial
centres that have an interest in a level playing field, every-
one will be judged by the same standards.

“Jurisdictions intended to accept lower levels of compli-
ance adherence and compliance, and gaining some short-
term competitive advantage, it’s not going to happen. The
rules are going to be the same, which eliminates jurisdictions
gaining advantage through different levels of compliance.”

The first phase of the OECD 'Peer Review' programme
is designed to assess whether a country has implemented the
legal, administrative and regulatory requirements to imple-
ment its Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)
commitments. Nadia Taylor, a Higgs & Johnson attorney,
addressing a seminar staged by the law firm earlier this
year, said the OECD’s first phase review of the Bahamas -
and the other 90 states that have agreed to implement the tax
transparency and information exchange standards - would
"assess the quality of the legal and regulatory" architec-
ture to implement this nation’s commitments.

"The Bahamas is set to undergo the phase one review in
the fall of this year,” she told attendees, pointing out that this
nation was also one of the 30 countries appointed to the Peer
Review Group overseeing the initiative.

Ms Taylor said the Peer Review Group was established "in
order to ensure that commitments were not missed and
efforts were made to implement the standards" that all G-
20, OECD and international financial centres have now
signed up to.

The Bahamas escaped the OECD's so-called ‘grey list’ in
March this year by meeting the 'minimum standard’ of hav-
ing 12 TIEAs in place. This nation has currently signed 22
such agreements, the last one with Canada, and the coun-
terparties include 16 OECD and nine G-20 countries.

The Peer Review takes place in two phases. The latter will
assess whether this nation is effectively implementing its
commitments, and exchanging tax information in an effec-
tive manner.

FROM page 1B

word (though not, apparently,
the name or location of a
bank). Plaintiff does not allege
any knowledge of a will,
account documents, bank state-
ments, correspondence, or any
other written confirmation of
the existence of the account or
plaintiff’s claimed interest in
the account.

“After Foelgner’s death in
2006, plaintiff began inquiring
about the alleged account.
After repeated and compre-
hensive record searches, Cor-
ner Bank confirmed that there
was no such account at the
bank. Nevertheless, plaintiff
filed this lawsuit on August 2,
2010, claming that Corner Bank
and Roberts had withheld her
access to the alleged account.”

Corner Bank (Overseas) reit-
erated that it had no depositors
who were US citizens, corpo-
rations or trusts, or entities with
US beneficiaries, adding that
“as a matter of policy, Corner
Bank does not accept deposits
from US citizens”.

The bank and Mr Roberts
argued that the case against
them should be dismissed
because they were not proper-
ly served with the action, and
because they had no connec-
tion or ties to the US District of
Columbia. They also argued
that the proper forum to hear
any such action was the
Bahamas, and that Day’s action
stated a reasonable claim.

In her complaint, Day
alleged that her late mother
accumulated the $14 million
from her family's participation
in the oil industry. Her mother,
she claimed, told her in several
conversations that she had "set
certain savings aside in an
account in Nassau, the
Bahamas".

Ultimately, Day said her
mother showed her during a
July 3, 2006, visit, the account
number on a painting.

"Although Day did not
realise at the time that the word

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‘Corner' referred not to some
street address, but was actually
the bank's name, Foelgner oral-
ly repeatedly named that bank,
Corner Bank, saying that at
least $14 million had accumu-
lated on account at that bank,"
she alleged.

Dismiss

And Bahamian law firm,
Graham, Thompson & Com-
pany has also moved to dismiss
a claim filed against it over the
dispute, arguing that the plain-
tiff had been unable to prove
her interests had been damaged
by its 16-day representation.

"This action arises from Gra-







ham Thompson's short 16-day
(June 16-July 2, 2008) legal rep-
resentation in the Bahamas of
plaintiff Tonya Day, a Nevada
citizen, in which it wrote a letter
to a Bahamian bank inquiring
about an account number that
allegedly belonged to Day's late
mother," the Bahamian law
firm and its attorneys said.

"After the letter was pre-
pared, the law firm withdrew
and recommended another
Bahamian law firm to repre-
sent Day. Graham Thompson
transferred the complete client
file and the full retainer to this
other law firm.”

"Sixteen days of delay in
2008 did not operate to deprive
Day of anything of value," the

Bahamian law firm added.
"The complaint does not allege
any injuries from Graham
Thompson's legal representa-
tion. Although the complaint
asserts that Graham Thompson
was privy to confidential infor-
mation, it does not allege that
any injury occurred as a result.
Second, the complaint does not
allege any injury as a result of

"The only tangible injury
alleged in the complaint is that
Day is being denied access to
alleged funds in her mother's
alleged account.

“Graham Thompson's
actions did not cause this
injury.”

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P.0.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242)702-5700
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www, hahamasdevelopmenthank.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS WITHIN
NEW PROVIDENCE, FREEPORT, ABACO AND THE
OTHER FAMILY ISLANDS.

In an effort to arrest the chronic delinquency problem
presently facing the Bank, the Bahamas Development Bank
is appealing to all delinquent clients and those clients for

whom the Bank is presently holding judgment.

Delinquent Clients

Delinquent Clients are asked visit the bank during normal
banking hours of 9:30am - 4:30pm in an effort to work out
a payment or consolidation plan to reduce or eliminate their
outstanding amounts.

Clients with Judgements Against Them

The Bank is currently preparing action aimed at bringing
resolution to these cases. Clients with judgements against
them are invited to visit the Bank to work out a permanent
resolution before the Bank moves for further final legal

action.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS
OCTOBER 31st 2010, AFTER WHICH THE BANK
WILL AGGRESSIVELY MOVE TO RECOVER THE
AMOUNTS THAT ARE DUE!

CLIENTS FALLING

INITIATIVE

ENDS

IN THE ABOVE CATEGORIES

ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO EMBRACE THIS
OPPORTUNITY BY CALLING EXTENSION 5711 THE
DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR NO LATER THAN
OCTOBER 31st, 2010.



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Airline places US expansion plans on hol

FROM page 1B

newspaper that the company
was placing its plans for
direct flights to Cat Island,
Exuma and Abaco from
Fort Lauderdale and West
Palm Beach on hold tem-
porarily, until it saw how the
financial situation panned
out.

“What is happening is that
we’re seeing one local carri-
er feel the crunch, and all of
us are feeling it, some more
than others,” Captain Butler
told Tribune Business. “You
have NAD increasing fees
on one side, Civil Aviation
on the other, and Bahama-
sair selling ticket prices
below cost.”

The latter’s actions, Cap-
tain Butler explained, made
it impossible for Bahamian
privately-owned carriers to
pass on the various fee
increases to consumers via
rises in airline ticket prices.
If they did so, business
would automatically desert
them and head for Bahama-
sair.

Problem

“The big problem is that
the market can only bear so
much, and if you increase
fares to deal with what is
going on, the difference
between your fare and
Bahamasair’s fare is so huge

that they will be forced to

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE HAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

SY CLE aay. 45

Commer [ae and! Egaety Doneee

IN THE MATTER CP All That lot of land contaiting aboet 4531
square feet atuate on the South moe of Roosevek Avonec and
approreately 39) feet [ast of Mackey tenet, Mew Promdence, ni The
Heaharrats.

AND IS THE MATTER. OF the Pettion of Thelina Pamela Caren
NOTICE

The (uieting Tides Act, 1980 (Ch. 599

THE PETITION of Thelma Pamela Carey of Seabreeee stuies, New Prondence,
io respect of ALL THAT bor containing 4,551 sqeave feet smmuate South of Romeret /ivenue
dite abaat 33) feet East of Mackey Street, Mew Prowdenes, The Bahamas, bounded
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ranmung thereon 9.35,

THELMA PAMELA CAREY chim to be the oxmer of the fre simak: estate in
fpotaesmto of the std ind fee [rom encumbeavons

AND: the petitioner kat made apelicatios i the Supeeme Count of she
Commonveaka of The Bahamas ender Section 3 of the Quieting Titks Act, 1999 0 have
her ole ro che said Laed inrestaned and the nanuoc and the extent theroot determaned uted
dechired in a Cemficate of Tide to be granted by the Court in sccnedaace wuh the
peowisions of the said Act

NOTICE is hereby gaven thar any person of persons baring an adverse clam skal
om oe before the 13" day of Newernber, (LD. 2000 fle in the Supreme Coum and serve on
the penioner or the endemigaed a statement of bis claire a2 the prescribed fue rentiod be
an alfadivnt to be filed therewith. Faluse of any such person to fle axtp such chim on ot
before the 13" dur of Morember, AL). 2110 shall operste- a bar te such chum.

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go back to Bahamasair,” he
added.

“We are now looking at
the numbers and seeing how
we continue. We need to be
able to maintain high ser-
vice standards.” Already,
Sky Bahamas had reduced
the frequency of its flights
to Freeport and Providen-
ciales in Turks & Caicos,
and on some days had just
one flight to Cat Island.

“We're going to do three
months to see how we sur-
vive September and Octo-
ber,” the Sky Bahamas’
head said of its decision to
place planned services to the
US on hold.

And Captain Butler
urged: “We ask the Minis-
ter of Tourism and Aviation
to take a serious look at the
industry and what’s going
on, because one of the
things they’re doing is charg-
ing us for services we’re not
getting.”

He explained that
Bahamian private airlines
were currently being
charged fees by the Civil
Aviation Department
(CAD) for the provision of
security and baggage screen-
ing services at Family Island
Airports, but these were not
currently being provided at
many locations.

“Places like Andros have
security people but no
screening equipment, Exu-
ma has screening equipment
that is not working, and we
go into other islands where
there is none,” Captain But-
ler told Tribune Business.

NAD has now approved
plans to increase landing
fees at Lynden Pindling
International Airport
(LPIA) by 10 per cent as of
January 1, 2011, and raise
other fees by 3 per cent.

Unveiling its plans to raise

additional revenues, and
ensure it complies with the
financing covenants related
to LPIA's $409.5 million
redevelopment and expan-
sion, NAD said that apart
from the landing fees
increase, it is also raising ter-
minal fees, aircraft parking
fees and aircraft loading
bridge fees by some 3 per
cent as of the same date.
And international passen-
ger facility user fees will rise
from $20 per head to $27.5,
a more than one-third
increase, although NAD
said LPIA’s user costs will
still remain below the
Caribbean average.

Financial

Captain Butler, though,
said that NAD’s financial
projections and the funding
model for the $409.5 million
airport project should be
revised, given that they were
developed prior to the cred-
it crunch and did not
account for the recession’s
impact on airport users and
reduced passenger numbers.

He also questioned
whether, given softer-than-
expected passenger demand
and lower tourist numbers,
NAD should immediately
move on to the second
phase redevelopment once
the new US departures ter-
minal was finished, and
instead postpone this.

“My thing is, that if you
look at what’s happened
with the world economy,
and if the model was pre-
2008, adjust it and look at
it,” Captain Butler said.
“See if there’s demand for
Phase II.

“There’s no more demand
for people to come here, and
a lot of hotel rooms are
empty.”

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[ Nassau/PI hotels

see 8% revenue
rise for August

FROM page 1B

“We see improvements this year, August over August, and
when you look at where it’s trending, it’s as we had fore-
casted. It’s positive. Certainly, we would much prefer larg-
er increases, but the good news is there is consistent, stable
growth. Aggregate occupancies to August 2009 were 66.7 per
cent, but they’re 69.3 per cent for this year. That’s only for
the major hotels on New Providence.”

Asked whether the resort industry was getting closer to
matching pre-September 2008 business levels, Mr Sands
replied: “Every month puts us closer, but we’re still not
there yet.”

In its latest update, the Ministry of Tourism said the sec-
tor “can be the driving force to pull the Bahamas out of
recession's murky depths", after 2010 second quarter and
half-year arrivals increased by 12.3 per cent and 10.7 per cent
respectively year-over-year, with creative marketing and
strong partnerships needed to maintain the momentum.

The Ministry, in its market update for the period, said 2010
first half air arrivals were ahead of 2009 comparatives by 3
per cent, with sea arrivals up by 13.8 per cent.

Drawing encouragement from the 3.2 per cent growth in
2010 second quarter stopover arrivals from the US, most of
that growth coming in June, the Ministry of Tourism said the
air visitor increase took place at a greater pace in the three
months to end-June, as opposed to the first quarter. This was
despite US economic growth slowing in the 2010 second
quarter.

As for Canada, stopover arrivals to the Bahamas from that
market increased by 22 per cent during the 2010 second
quarter, most of that growth again coming later in the peri-
od during May and June.

"The percentage of stopover arrivals from Canada grew
more in the second quarter 2010 than in the first quarter,
despite the fact that the Canadian economy had slowed
somewhat in the second quarter,” the Ministry of Tourism
said. The only market where 2010 second quarter air arrivals
was down was Europe, which dropped by 5 per cent year-
over-year.

"The increase in air arrivals to the destination in the first
and second quarters of 2010 was due to a number of impor-
tant factors such as the strengthening of the US economy,
the strengthening of the Canadian economy, Spring-Break
season, and the joint promotional efforts of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, the Promotion Boards and the private
sector,” the Ministry of Tourism said.

Breaking down the data by destination, the Ministry of
Tourism said stopover arrivals to Nassau/Paradise Island
were up by 8 per cent in the 2010 first quarter, and 3 per cent
for the three months to end-June 2010.

Meanwhile, Grand Bahama enjoyed something of a turn-
around, reversing a 19.6 per cent fall in 2010 first quarter
stopover arrivals with a 10 per cent increase in the second
quarter. "The dramatic upward shift in stopover arrivals
to Grand Bahama came as a result of strategic repositioning
of incoming resources, namely the re-routing of the Bahamas
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Ministry of Tourism said.

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plus ways in which busi-
nesspersons can better pro-
tect their assets and prevent
crime in the workplace, will
be a key focus at the upcom-
ing 2010 Visionary Business
Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Awards.

The Conference sched-
uled for Monday, October
18, at the British Colonial
Hilton, will be attended by
businesspersons, managers,
entrepreneurs and persons
wishing to start a business.

There will be a special
Express Yourself Open
Forum, in which the busi-
ness community will have an
opportunity to hear from the
Minister of National Secu-
rity, Tommy Turnquest, on
the topic of Crime in the
Business Community. Mr
Turnquest will discuss what
the Government is doing to
help prevent crime in the
business community, and
also offer suggestions to
businesspersons on what
they can do to partner with
law enforcement officials to
prevent crime in their work
environment. Persons in
attendance will also have an
opportunity to ask questions
of the Minister.

The Minister of State for
Finance, Zhivargo Laingm
will also address the audi-
ence on plans the Govern-
ment has to further stimu-
late the economy.

The Visionary Conference
has received support from
various businesses signing
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including Majestic Tours,
the Bahamas Development
Bank, BTC, Bahamasair,
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Sanctuary Investments,
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Pursuant to Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act, Notice is hereby given
that, with effect from the 19â„¢ day of July, 2010
the above-named Company has been dissolved
and has been struck off the Register.

Dated this 01“ day of October, 2010

Kyrene Kelty

Liquidator

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ZEITNORT LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 28 day of September, 2010. Credit

Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator

Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president Dionisio
D’ Aguilar, who is the chair-
man of AML Foods (for-
merly known as Abaco Mar-
kets, the owners of
Solomon’s, Cost Rite and
Domino’s Pizza) and presi-
dent of Super Wash; mar-
keting and advertising
expert Burton Wallace,
president of Movi Produc-
tions; Dr Chinyere Carey-
Bullard, proprietor of
Advanced Family Medical
Centre & Medispa; Sonia
Brown, principal of
Graphite Engineering;
Andrew Wilson, president
of John S$. George and
QBC; and Denelee E. Penn,
president of Evergreen Mor-
tuary.

Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Foreign

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

Affairs, Brent Symonette,
will officially open the con-
ference. Also in attendance
will be the Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture,
Charles Maynard.

Representatives from
leading financial and lend-
ing institutions, including
Justin Sturrup of The
Bahamas Development
Bank, and Jerome Gomez,
administrator of The
Bahamas Entrepreneurial
Venture Fund, will be in
attendance.

Visionary Awards will be
presented to Joan Albury,
president of The Counsel-
lors, Pastor Silbert Mills,
chief executive of The
Bahamas Christian Network
and Bahamas Ferries for
their role in nation build-
ing over the years.

IN THE MATTER of Socimer Intemational
Bank Lined (In Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Compames Act 1942

RULE 68 of THE COMPANIES ( WINDING-LP) RULES, 1973

Name of Company

Address af Registered Oifice:

Nature of Biosimess

Court:

Number of Matter:

Amount per Bf:

First and Final or otherwise:
When Payable:

Where Payable:

Socimer Ineniitional Bank Lisaited
(In Liquidation)

Charlot Howe, Charlaine Sires,
Nassau, Bahamas

Basking Company

Supreme =| Court ote
Commonwealth of the Biba,
Equity Side

221 of 1948

15 cents

Fourth

4 Oetober, 2010

Ome Montague Place, Nassau,
Bakamas

Dated this 4" day of October, A.D. 2010

Paul F, Clarke
Liquidator

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Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings

Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

Focol (S)

ICD Utilities
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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas

Commonwealth Bank ($1)
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CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

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However, BPF’s total expenses
of $553,000 increased by
$161,000 or 38 per cent quar-
ter-over-quarter, due primarily
to a combination of preference
dividends and higher operating
expenses in the quarter.
Earnings per share for the
quarter stood at $0.18 com-
pared to $0.23 in the same
quarter in the prior year.

FamGuard Corporation
(FAM) released its unaudited
financial results for the quar-
ter ending June 30, 2010,
reporting a net income of
$398,000 compared to a $1.1
million net loss during the
same quarter in 2009.

Total income of $24.7 mil-
lion grew by $1.1 million or 5
per cent, due primarily to an
increase in net premium and
annuity deposits income,
which rose by $1.3 million or 6
per cent over the 2009 com-
parative period to total $22
million in the quarter.

It was also noted that total
benefits and expenses of $24.1
million declined by $369,00 or
2 per cent quarter-over-quar-
ter, due to a reduction in ben-
efit payments made during
the quarter.

Earnings per share for the
quarter were $0.04 compared
to negative earnings per share
of $0.11 in same quarter in
2009.

Total assets and liabilities
at June 30, 2010, were $195
million and $137 million
respectively, compared to
$189 million and $130 million
on December 31, 2009.

Dividends Notes

J.S. Johnson & Company
(JSJ) has declared a dividend
of $0.16 per share, payable on
October 15, 2010, to all ordi-
nary shareholders of record
date October 8, 2010.

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UNDER REVIEW: Members of the Working Group/Nominations Committee for the 2010 Industry Excel-
lence Awards are pictured reviewing the nominations in hand. Pictured standing (L to R) are Patty Birch,
Bahamas Real Estate Association; and Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Com-
panies (AIBT) in the Bahamas. Seated are Karen Haven, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners; and Joan
Pinder, former vhair, School of Business, College of The Bahamas. Not pictured are Andrea Saunders,
Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers; Charlene Lewis-Small, CFA Society of The Bahamas;
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BFSB's annual Industry Excellence Awards Gala Dinner is scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2010. letter for the Professional Education Prize.

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vice Centre; Blythe Bailey, ser-
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The Association of International Banks & Trust Compa-
nies in the Bahamas (AIBT) has joined forces with the
Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) to enhance the
profile of the annual Financial Services Industry Excel-
lence Award for the ‘Achiever of the Year’.

In addition to the recognition and awards presented in this
category by the BFSB, the Achiever of the Year will receive
the AIBT Professional Education Prize. AIBT chairman
David Thain said: “The AIBT has always had a strong focus
on education and the development of the local workforce.
This new annual award acknowledges the importance of
internationally-recognised qualifications, and will we hope
encourage others to consider pursuing similar courses of
study."

Nominees in the Achiever of the Year category must
demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and professionalism
in executing duties, and must have accomplished personal
and corporate goals.

The BFSB introduced its Financial Services Industry
Excellence Awards in 2001 to recognise role models for
their outstanding performance and contribution to the
growth and development of financial services in the
Bahamas.

The Awards recognise the importance of quality human
resources for the success of the industry in the categories of
‘Executive of the Year’, ‘Professional of the Year’ and
‘Achiever of the Year’.

The programme also includes the category of Financial
Services Development & Promotion, with an award given
either to an individual or an institution in recognition of any
entrepreneurial undertakings promoting the viability and
strength of the sector.

The AIBT Professional Education Prize is tuition for
one of four certified programmes offered by the Bahamas
Institute of Financial Services: Certified Financial Planner,
Certified Credit Professional, Certified Wealth Manager, and
Certified International Risk Manager.

The 2010 Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on
Friday, October 22, in the Independence Ballroom of the
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.



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FROM page 2B

New York Summer Intensive program, then went on to grad-
uate from the Paris program, will be established specifically for
a young Bahamian designer.

The recipient will be selected by an independent panel of
judges at the preliminary fashion event, dubbed Runway to
Fashion Week, which was held yesterday at Mario’s Bowling &
Entertainment Palace.

In a joint communication, both the dean of the School of
Fashion at Parsons, Simon Collins, and president of Mode
Iles, Owen Bethel, expressed their personal support for the ini-
tiative “as it displayed a confidence not only in the development
of the youth and encouragement of their creative skills and
dreams, but also hope for the ultimate contribution to eco-
nomic development and diversification of the economies of

Beverly Taylor, Harl Taylor’s mother, indicated that “it is a

$1000 & will be inducted into the NDTA Hall of Fame! fitting tribute to Harl’s legacy, as he was very concerned about

the involvement and development of the youth of the country.
He would be proud to see the continued affiliation of his alma
mater with the development of the fashion industry in the
Bahamas”.

Designers eligible to compete for the award will have to
show to the panel of judges that they have paid close attention
to creativity, expression of style, selection of fabric and colour,

The Tribune and quality of execution of the design.

Factors such as cohesiveness, commerciality, marketability,

creativity and originality, and practicality of the design, will all
be taken into consideration by the panel, including the assessed
potential of both the designer and the garments in the inter-
national fashion market.

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THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor

“The assumption that animals are
without rights and the illusion that
our treatment of them has no moral
significance is a positively outrageous
example of Western crudity and bar-
barity. Universal compassion is the
only guarantee of morality.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer, 1840

HE LOGIC of this

statement is obvious:

how can a society that

claims to be guided by

a moral compass per-
mit behaviour that contravenes its
own standards of morality? If cruel-
ty is wrong, how can it be permissi-
ble?

Yet in many such societies — not
least our avowedly Christian nation
— the assumption that neglect, vio-
lence and torture are acceptable if
directed at living things other than
human beings has proven very diffi-
cult to overcome.

Self-interest being what it is, evi-
dence first had to emerge of the link
between animal abuse and violence
against humans, before a substan-
tial reconsideration of what
Schopenhauer called our “unpar-
donable forgetfulness” when it
comes to animals could take place.

The Bahamas seems to be fol-
lowing the international trend in this
regard: the Animal Protection and
Control Act has been welcomed as a
huge step in the right direction by
long-suffering animal rights advo-
cates, as it makes it an offence to
overwork, beat or cruelly tease ani-
mals; or deprive them of water, food
or shelter.

It is now illegal to abandon ani-
mals, keep them confined without
exercise or under unsanitary condi-
tions; or train them to fight each oth-
er.

The Act creates a new board to
oversee animal control matters, man-
dates pet ID tags and establishes an
inspection regime for guard dog and
animal holding facilities.

It is without question a marked
improvement on the woefully out-
dated Dog Licensing Act. But con-
sidering how widespread and severe











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animals cruelty is in the Bahamas,
and the implications of its connec-
tion to a host of other forms of
abuse, does this law go far enough?

Insight spoke with a number of
animal rights advocates about the
new Act, and while they would all
like to see the scope of the Act
broadened in some way or other,
they share a fear that any complaints
could drive the legislation back into
the hands of the government's pon-
derous bureaucracy machine.

“There are some things we are
not in agreement with,” one said.
"However, we feel that if we start
trying to change it at this point, it
will never get passed, and it has tak-
en 15 years to get this far with gov-
ernment. Many of us feel if we start
to question it now, it will be put once
again on the back burner.”

Their fears seem well founded.
Even with the full support of all
interested parties, the government
seems unable to get its act together:
the Bill was passed by parliament
on May 20, but the new committee
has yet to be appointed.

Once convened, the committee
will be burdened with a great deal of
work before the Act can be
enforced, as it is disappointingly
short in terms of nuts-and-bolts
detail — for example how the law is
to be funded and applied.

The Act is vague on a number of
other issues as well, including the
stipulations governing how animals
are transported, the minimum stan-
dards of housing and care, and how
animal handlers should be trained —
these questions being left up to the
minister for clarification at some
unstipulated later date.

There is also concern that the new
law may end up overwhelming ani-
mal care facilities like the Bahamas
Humane Society and the Govern-
ment Pound, as it is felt that many
people would rather surrender their
pets than go through the trouble of
conforming to the Act.

Another unintended consequence
could be that the new penalty for
roaming pets could lead to more



ABOVE AND BOTTOM RIGHT: Other animals are tied up and left without food or water for long periods of time.

dogs ending up spending long peri-
ods of time chained or tethered.

Tip Burrows, general manager of
the Grand Bahama Humane Soci-
ety, said: "As a ‘humane’ society, we
are fundamentally against chaining
animals as a means of continual con-
finement. Chained dogs are consis-
tently more neglected, abused and
mistreated than those that are not.
Chained dogs are also twice as like-
ly to become aggressive, and become
nuisance barkers."

Ms Burrows said the thickness
and weight of chains must be
addressed, "but more important is
the length of the chain, how it is
attached to the dog, as too many
people put the chain itself around
the dog's neck."

She also noted that the minimum
required space of only 18 square feet
for any dog is much too small unless
provision is also made that the dog
be exercised daily — which would be
virtually impossible to enforce.

Ms Burrows pointed out that in
addition to what is missing from the
Act, there is also the question of the
"exemptions" written into it.

She said: "I am not sure why ani-
mals used in agriculture, or those
under the care of a vet, or those used
by certain government departments
are exempt from animal cruelty
statutes. Just because an animal is
to be used for food, it should not be
treated, housed or killed inhumane-
ly.

"While we would hope that vet-
erinarians would not mistreat an ani-
mal in their care, I don't think any-

one should get a blanket exemption.
Working dogs need protection too,
and the statutes that apply to pri-
vate sector working dogs should also
apply to them. Overworking an
animal and not taking care of it med-
ically, physically, et cetera, should
be an offence no matter who owns it.

"I have a huge problem with
police and customs dogs being
exempt as well, they should be held
to the same standards, if not higher,
as private dogs."

Others feel the government has
not done enough to ensure the con-
tent of the new law is communicated
to the public carefully and emphati-
cally.

One former Bahamas Humane
Society volunteer said that when
details of the new law was first
announced, people mistook the
penalty for a pet not having proper
identification — $150 to $500 — for a
licensing fee, which led to many
choosing to surrender their pets
rather than part with their money.

The Act stipulates that "at large”
animals that are seized may be
euthanised or sold. Ms Burrows said:
"T assume that sold would mean
adoption rather than an outright
sale, but this should be clarified. Pro-
vision should be made that such ani-
mals also be sterilized prior to
sale/adoption — this is critical. Send-
ing them right back out to poten-
tially breed does nothing to reduce
our overall problem."

It will be difficult to enforce the
“at large” provision and other por-
tions of the Act in the Family

Islands, where it is slightly unrealis-
tic to expect every pet owner to be
able to afford a fence. “No one
stopped to think about how to
enforce this bill in the islands,” one
source said. “The Act calls for an
animal holding facility in each and
every island — some of these com-
munities can’t even afford to build a
school.”

For Bahamas Humane Society
president Kim Aranha, the punish-
ments for animal cruelty are still too
soft.

Cases of animal abuse, neglect,
or torture, no matter how heinous,
are punishable by a $5,000 fine
and/or six months in prison for the
first offence, and a $20,000 fine
and/or a year in prison for subse-
quent infractions. However in the
case of dog fighting, for some reason
repeat offences do not attract more
severe penalties.

The fact that the Act does not
impose mandatory prison sentences,
even in the most severe instances,
is also discouraging. Consider the
implications of a recent case, in
which a man who allowed his dog
to become so malnourished that it
had to be put down, was given a sus-
pended sentence, in part to preserve
his chances of landing a public ser-
vice job.

Mrs Aranha added that while the
legislation is a big step forward, the
most deeply rooted issues — for
example our tolerance of animal cru-
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ically prohibited by the Act.

THE NATURE
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FROM page 1C

nection with intra-human vio-
lence — cannot be addressed
unless the new rules and
penalties are accompanied by
a long-term commitment to
education and information
dissemination.

Of course, this will only
happen if the right people are
chosen for the committee.

As it stands now, the 12-
person board will be domi-
nated by appointees from the
Ministry of Agriculture and
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services. There
are only two spots for repre-
sentatives of animal rights
groups, one for a representa-

tive of the Humane Society
and one for a private sector
person who, “in the minister's
opinion, possesses knowledge
and skills relevant to the work
of the board." The balance
clearly needs to be tipped in
the other direction.

Having said all that, the
Animal Protection and Con-
trol Act is certainly better
than the legislation it has
replaced, so I must repeat the
most emphatic point made by
the animal rights advocates
who spoke to Insight: The
Act should be implemented
as is, as soon as possible, and
any necessary changes can be
made by way of amendment
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Key Sunni: iraq facing its
‘last chance’ for democracy

MOSUL, Iraq

AN IRAQI governor and
leading Sunni politician said
Sunday that the nation's
"last chance for democra-
cy" could be derailed if the
Shiite prime minister keeps
his job despite losing to a
Sunni-backed coalition in
elections seven months ago,
according to Associated
Press.

Ninevah provincial Gov.
Atheel al-Nujaifi's warnings
show the serious challenges
to US.-led efforts at bring-
ing Iraq's rival groups
together in a unity govern-
ment. Establishing a work-
able democracy in Iraq

became one of the main
USS. goals of the 2003 inva-
sion that ousted Saddam
Hussein.

In an Associated Press
interview, the governor
claimed Iraq is “headed for
a dictatorship" if Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki
manages to hold on to pow-
er by making alliances with
hardline Shiite factions and
Kurds.

"This is the last chance
for democracy in Iraq," al-
Nujaifi said in an hourlong
interview in his office in
downtown Mosul, about 225
miles (360 kilometers)
northwest of Baghdad. It is
Iraq's third-largest city and



“If Iraqis can't get together to
form a government that is in keep-
ing with the election results, there
will be no longer any kind of sup-
port for democracy. And in the
future there will be no desire to
join the democratic process.”



Atheel al-Nujaifi

once-dominant Sunnis, who
lost their privileges with
Saddam's fall but had hopes
of regaining a significant
political voice after the nar-
row victory of a pro-Sunni
coalition in March's parlia-
mentary elections.
Al-Maliki has stepped up
appeals for top Sunni fig-

a former al-Qaida strong-
hold.

His comments underscore
the deep suspicions and
frustrations among Iraq's



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ures to join talks over the
next government, but has so
far been met with silence or
defiance. The Sunnis say
they do not trust him.

Without serious Sunni
allies, al-Maliki could find
himself at the head of a
sharply divided country
struggling with issues such
as reconstruction and secu-
rity as U.S. force leave.

"Tf Iraqis can't get togeth-
er to form a government
that is in keeping with the
election results, there will
be no longer any kind of
support for democracy. And
in the future there will be
no desire to join the demo-
cratic process,” al-Nujaifi
said.

The governor is part of
the secular political Iraqiya
coalition that is strongly
backed by minority Sunnis.
It narrowly defeated al-
Maliki's Shiite-led political
alliance, but without enough
parliament seats to hold a
majority and form a new
government.

But al-Maliki now
appears to have clinched a
second term with support
from hardline Shiites and





Minister Nouri al-Maliki secures a second term. (AP)

possibly Kurdish parties.

Iraqiya has said it will
boycott another al-Maliki-
run government, shutting
out the Sunnis from top
posts and policymaking. Al-
Nujaifi said that Iraqiya law-
makers will oppose al-
Maliki's administration
from within parliament.

"This could lead to gov-
ernment institutions ceasing
to work — they just won't
function any more," he
added.

However, al-Nujaifi insist-
ed the political battle won't
mark a return to widespread
sectarian violence, as U.S.
and Iraqi officials fear.

Appearing relaxed and
thoughtful during the frank
talk, he maintained that
"people are really tired of
that kind of thing."

In another sign of Iraq's
ethnic and sectarian fault
lines, officials again post-
poned a planned nationwide
census from late October to
Dec. 5.

The count is an extremely
sensitive issue in some
areas, such as Mosul and the

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Kurds and Arab are vying
with each other for a greater
voice in economic planning
and political affairs.

Mehdi al-Alak, chairman
of the state statistics office,
told the AP that the Cabinet
agreed to postpone the cen-
sus to try to solve some
"pending problems," but
declined to elaborate.

Violence continues to
take place in Iraq, although
it has sharply dipped from
the mass killings between
Shiites and Sunnis that
brought the country to the
brink of civil war just a few
years ago.

A bomb attached to a car
exploded in Baghdad killed
an employee of Iraq's Agri-
culture Ministry on Friday,
the latest in a wave of blasts
and shootings by suspected
Sunni insurgents targeting
security personnel or gov-
ernment workers.

Iraqi police officials say
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ly Sunni area of western
Baghdad. Officials at
Yarmouk hospital con-
firmed the fatality.

All officials spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because
they were not allowed to
brief reporters.

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center for Sunni insurgents
northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi
security forces detained the
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SAIR, West Bank

ISRAELI police shot
and killed a construction
worker from this West
Bank village Sunday after
he used a rope to scale a
towering wall meant to
keep Palestinians from
sneaking into Israel, police
and a witness said, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

The victim, Izzedine
Kawazbeh, a 35-year-old
father of five, was part of a
group of Palestinian con-
struction workers trying to
enter Israel without per-
mits when he was killed in
east Jerusalem near the
West Bank separation bar-
rier.

Most in the group were
headed to construction jobs
in a Jewish neighborhood
in the Israeli-annexed sec-
tor of Jerusalem the Pales-
tinians want for their
future state, the dead
man's cousin, Mohammed
Kawazbeh, said.

Despite a modest recov-
ery in the West Bank after
years of conflict-driven
downturn, there is still sig-
nificant economic hardship.
Jobs remain scarce and pay
is lower than in Israel. A
workers’ rights group said
thousands sneak into Israel
every day in search of jobs.

The victim's cousin,
Mohammed, 22, said his
relative was shot from
close range and without
provocation.

He said about 100 work-
ers from villages near the
West Bank city of Hebron
climb over the separation
barrier at a particular spot
once a week, head for jobs
on Israeli construction sites
and return to their villages
for the weekend.

"We climb on each oth-
er's shoulders to the top of
the wall, and we tie the
rope, then descend to the
other side," Kawazbeh
said. "We usually choose
(Saturday) midnight,
because there are no sol-
diers and security. We
move to a nearby place, a
hill, where we stay until the
morning,” then travel by
bus and on foot for several
more hours to various con-
struction sites.

Barrier

Israel started building
the separation barrier in
2002 at the height of the
second Palestinian upris-
ing, Saying it was necessary
to keep Palestinian suicide
bombers from entering the
country.

It is now about two-
thirds complete, running
several hundred miles
(kilometers) north to south
in a series of concrete walls
and barbed wire fences.
The structure is expected
to run about 480 miles, or
780 kilometers, when fin-
ished, but a series of legal
and political considerations
have held up construction
in several sensitive loca-
tions.

Israeli police said the
Palestinians trying to enter
Sunday ignored police
orders to stop and fled. But
an officer caught up with
Kawazbeh. Police
spokesman Micky Rosen-
feld said he was shot after
trying to grab the officer's
gun, but it wasn't clear
whether the officer fired or
his gun discharged acci-
dentally.

The cousin denied that
Kawazbeh tried to grab the
gun.

West Bank Palestinians
must obtain special permits
to enter Israel. The num-
ber of permits plummeted
during the years of the
uprising. Although the
number has increased in
recent years, many are still
turned away. Those with-
out permits sometimes try
to sneak in, though the sep-
aration barrier has made
such crossings more diffi-
cult.



SALAH QAWASMEH, father of 37-year-old |zzedine Qawasmeh, holds
his son's portrait after he heard the news on his death at the family
house in the village of Sair near the West Bank city of Hebron, Sun-
day, Oct. 3, 2010. Qawasmeh, a construction worker from this West
Bank village, was shot and killed by Israeli police early Sunday after
using a rope to climb over a towering cement wall meant to keep
Palestinians without entry permits out of Israel, police and a witness

said. (AP)

About 20,000 Palestinian
workers have entry permits
to Israel and another
20,000 have permits to
work in West Bank settle-
ments, said Salwa Alenat
from Kav Laoved, an
Israeli advocacy group that
assists the laborers. In
addition, 10,000 to 15,000
work without permits, she
said.

She said workers without
permits get paid less by
Israeli contractors than
those with permits.

Mohammed Kawazbeh
said he makes about 150
shekels, or $40, a day,
about double the day rate
for a laborer in the West
Bank. He and his fellow
workers often sleep out-
doors or at the construc-
tion site during the week,
he said.

He said he did not try to
obtain a permit after others
in similar situations were
turned down. Israel tends
to give preference to mar-
ried, older men who are
seen as less of a security
risk.

Kawazbeh said he and
others have been unable to
find jobs in their village,
and have no choice but to
sneak into Israel.

While Israel has justified
the sprawling separation
barrier on _ security
grounds, the Palestinians
say the barrier steals their
land because it separates
them from east Jerusalem
and parts of the West
Bank, captured lands they
seek for their future state.

Also Sunday, an Israeli
military court convicted
two soldiers of using a 9-
year-old Palestinian boy as
a human shield during last
year's Gaza war, in the
most serious conviction yet
connected to soldiers’ war
conduct.

The court said the sol-
diers asked the boy to open
bags in a building they
took over, fearing explo-
sives were inside. The mil-
itary bars soldiers from
using civilians as human
shields.

Israel has faced wide-
spread criticism that it
failed to properly investi-

gate alleged wrongdoing by
troops during the three-
week military operation.
Some 1,400 Palestinians
were killed, including hun-
dreds of civilians.

A U.N. probe accused
both Israel and Gaza's
Hamas rulers of commit-
ting war crimes.

Israel denies the allega-
tions, saying its justice sys-
tem is capable of conduct-
ing an investigation that
meets international stan-
dards.

The Ynet news website
said the soldiers could face
up to three years in prison.

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The US warns
Americans to be
vigilant in Europe

WASHINGTON

THE Obama administra-
tion on Sunday warned
Americans of potential ter-
rorist threats in Europe and
urged them to be vigilant in
public places, including
tourist spots and trans-
portation hubs, according to
Associated Press.

A State Department trav-
el alert advises U.S. citizens
living or traveling in Europe
to take more precautions
about their personal secu-
rity. The alert is one step
below a formal travel warn-
ing advising Americans not
to visit Europe.

"Current information sug-
gests that al-Qaida and affil-
iated organizations continue
to plan terrorist attacks,” it
said. "European govern-
ments have taken action to
guard against a terrorist
attack and some have spo-
ken publicly about the
heightened threat condi-
tions."

It noted in particular "the
potential for terrorists to
attack public transportation
systems and other tourist
infrastructure."

"U.S. citizens should take
every precaution to be
aware of their surroundings

and to adopt appropriate
safety measures to protect
themselves when traveling,”
the department said.

Britain's Foreign Office
upgraded its travel advice
for France and Germany,
warning Britons going to
those countries that the
threat of terrorism there is
high. Before Sunday's
change, the government's
travel advice for France and
Germany was that the
threat from terror attacks
there was "general."

Risks

Gemany's Interior Min-
istry said it saw no need to
change its assessment of
risks to the country and
there were "still no concrete
indications of imminent
attacks" there. France's
interior minister said the
threat of a terrorist attack is
real but that the country is
not raising its alert level.

Britain's Home Secretary
Theresa May said that the
threat of terrorism in the
U.K. remains unchanged at
"severe," meaning an attack
is highly likely.

U.S. and European secu-
rity experts have been con-
cerned for days that terror-

ists may be plotting attacks
in Europe with assault
weapons on public places,
similar to the deadly 2008
shooting spree in Mumbai,
India.

"The terrorist threat
exists, and could hit us at
any moment,” the French
defense minister, Herve
Morin, said in an interview
published Sunday.

"Networks organizing
themselves to prepare
attacks are constantly being
dismantled around the
world. It is good for the
French to know this," he
was quoted as saying in the
daily Le Parisien.

The U.S. notice said ter-
rorists "may elect to use a
variety of means and
weapons and target both
official and private inter-
ests" and noted past attacks
against subways, rail sys-
tems and aviation and mar-
itime services.

"U.S. citizens should take
every precaution to be
aware of their surroundings
and to adopt appropriate
safety measures to protect
themselves when traveling,”
according to the alert.

The alert fell short of a
formal travel warning,
which could have broader

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Qaida terrorist attack aimed at U.S.

citizens and Europeans.

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implications including a
stronger likelihood of can-
celed airline and hotel
bookings, and wasn't
intended to urge travelers
to stay away from public
places. Europeans and some
members of the Obama
administration had viewed
that as an overreaction.

Alert

The alert could hurt
European tourism and
affect business travel. But
there hadn't been strong
Opposition to the proposed
alert from European lead-
ers, who privately have
been advised of the impend-

ing action, a European offi-
cial said.

There are hundreds of
thousands of Americans in
Europe at any one time,
including tourists, students
and businesspeople. For
insurance and liability rea-
sons, many U.S. college and
university study-abroad pro-
grams will not send students
to countries for where a
warning is in effect.

U.S.. intelligence officials
believe Osama bin Laden is
behind the terror plots to
attack several European
cities. If true, this would be
the most operational role
that bin Laden has played
in plotting attacks since
Sept. 11, 2001.

Eight Germans and two
British brothers are at the
heart of an al-Qaida-linked
terror plot against Euro-
pean cities, but the plan is
still in its early stages, with
the suspects calling acquain-
tances in Europe to plan
logistics, a Pakistani intel-
ligence official said Thurs-
day.

One of the Britons died
in a recent CIA missile
strike, he said.

The Pakistani official said
the suspects are hiding in
North Waziristan, a Pak-
istani tribal region where
militancy is rife and where
the U.S. has focused many
of its drone-fired missile
strikes.

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TWO more NATO ser-
vice members were killed
in weekend attacks in
Afghanistan, the military
coalition said Sunday as
Australia's new prime min-
ister vowed to
Afghanistan's president
that her country would con-
tinue to support the war,
according to Associated
Press.

This has been the dead-
liest year for international
troops in the nine-year con-
flict. The toll has shaken
the commitment of many
NATO countries, where
there are rising calls to start
drawing down troops
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Australia’s intention to
continue working with the
Afghan government to help
meet its objectives to
improve security, gover-
nance and development
across the country and reit-
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her office said.

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troops in Afghanistan,
mostly in southern Uruz-
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IN THIS handout photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
center, meets Corporal Craig Turnball and his Explosive Detection Dog during her visit at Multinational Base
Tarin Kot in southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.

Afghan forces.

On Saturday, Karzai gave
a rousing speech to Afghan
troops, calling on them to
be ready to take charge of
protecting and defending
the nation when interna-
tional troops eventually
leave.

"It is possible that one
day this international com-
munity, which is with us
today, will not see a benefit
in Afghanistan any more
and leave us — like they
left us in the past,” Karzai
said Saturday. "What then
is the task of the Afghan
people, the Afghan gov-
ernment and the Afghan
armed forces? Maintaining
and developing the nation-
al interests of our country."

Asked whether the pres-
ident's comments indicat-
ed a worry that NATO
forces will desert
Afghanistan, a Defense
Ministry spokesman said
Sunday that the statement
simply reflected the facts
— that Western powers do
not intend to fight here
indefinitely.

"Tt is not a concern; it isa
reality. All countries are
here because of their
national interest. Once they
don't see their national
interest, they will leave,"
Gen. Mohammad Zahir
Azimi told reporters in the
capital.

He said a push to
increase the size of the

Afghan army is on track,
noting that they reached a
benchmark of 134,000 sol-
diers about three months
ahead of an October dead-
line, and now have 140,000
active soldiers with another
20,000 being trained. The
ultimate goal is 240,000
troops.

But the Afghan army and
police are still widely seen
as hobbled by a lack of
education, drug abuse and
corruption, raising doubts
about whether they will
really be able to take the
lead in securing the country
by 2014 as promised. While
military operations are reg-
ularly described as
"Afghan-led,” the bulk of
resources and strategic
planning usually come from
NATO forces.

Both the Afghan govern-
ment and its international
backers therefore have
been pushing for more real
Afghan control of the secu-
rity situation.

One recent move by
Karzai's administration —
a plan to dissolve private
security firms that protect
government officials, busi-
nesspeople and military
convoys — is already under
way, Officials said Sunday.

A spokesman for the
Interior Ministry, Zemeri
Bashary, said the govern-
ment has disbanded a few
security companies that
were working without

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proper registration.

NATO did not provide
the nationalities of the lat-
est troop deaths, in keep-
ing with a policy to wait for
national authorities to
release information on
their casualties.

One of the service mem-
bers died Sunday in a battle
with insurgents in the
north, while another was
killed by a bomb attack
Saturday in the south, the
alliance said. No other
details were provided.

The deaths bring to seven
the number of NATO ser-
vice members killed in the
first three days of October.
At least 57 NATO service
members were killed in
September, including 42
Americans, according to an
Associated Press tally.

NATO also said it cap-
tured a key Taliban leader
in southern Kandahar
province and killed two
senior Taliban figures in
northern Badghis province
on Saturday.

But the NATO success-
es continue to be accompa-
nied by costly mistakes.
Also Saturday, NATO
forces inadvertently killed a
child and wounded an adult
civilian when they fired on
a suspected insurgent who
they thought was about to
fire a weapon, the force
said.

The incident is under
investigation.



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is welcomed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their first official meeting at the presidential
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Let the ‘unbelievable games’ it

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EW DELHI,

India — Let

the Games

begin. After

going through
all of the formalities, the XIX
Commonwealth Games are
now underway following a
colourful opening ceremony. I
thought what I saw in Beijing,
China, last year at the
Olympic Games was impres-
sive.

But somebody must have
gotten the Indians mad
because they didn’t leave any
stones unturned in taking
your breath away with per-
formance after performance
at the national Olympic sta-
dium.

I have to give the Indian
Olympic Committee and their
organising committee an A+
for what I’ve seen and wit-
nessed so far. These will have
to go down as one of the most
successful Commonwealth
Games.

Last year when I went into
the Bird’s Nest (Olympic Sta-
dium) in Beijing, I was left
speechless because of its
unique style of creation. But
credit has to be given to India
for the refurbishment of their
Olympic stadium, which host-
ed the Asian Games back in
the 1980s.

Looking at the track itself,
you can expect some very
super performances from the
athletes during the athletic

GRAND OPENING: Performers dance during the opening ceremony.

competition that is scheduled
to run from Wednesday to
October 12. When we return
to the stadium on October 14
for the closing ceremonies,
everybody should just name
India as the champions of the
games.

That’s just how impressive
the organisers have been in
hosting the four-yearly games
for the first time.

While a lot of people are
still trying to find out what all
the fuss in the media was

about before their arrival,
we’ve seen nothing but a
proud nation that has warmly
welcomed the rest of the
Commonwealth, from the air-
port to the games village to
its sporting facilities.

Over the past two days, I
was still in awe with what I
saw at the games village
where for the first time in
either the Olympic or the
Commonwealth Games that
the organisers have structured
the facilities in a way that the



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athletes can remain right
where they are and train.

The boxers, cyclists and
tennis players have had to
leave the compound to train
because there are no facilities
for them at the games village.
But they have all expressed a
delight in what they have
seen.

It’s all up to our athletes
now to go out and perform.
They looked splendid yester-
day in their orange Androsian
print shirt with white pants

and white or black shoes
when they went out on the
March pass.

I also have to admit that
while they have been com-
fortable in their environment,
a lot of credit has to be given
to the management team led
by chef de mission Roy Cole-
brooke and his deputy Tim
Munnings.

These two men, along with
track and field manager Roo-
sevelt Thompson and cycling
manager Barron ‘Turbo’
Musgrove, have done a heli-
um job in ensuring that any
problems the athletes have
faced are corrected right
away.

T liked the fact that the four
men brought the team togeth-
er in a meeting, had each oth-
er introduce themselves and
they provided them with
updates on all of the four dis-
ciplines that the Bahamas is
entered in.

It was during that meeting
that a letter was read from
the organising committee that
praised Colebrooke for the
bold stance he took during
the Bahamas’ flag raising cer-
emony to encourage all of the
countries to put together and
give India all the support they

A touch of ‘royalty’
for Team Bahamas

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — It was a
touch of “royalty” for some members
of Team Bahamas at the XIX Com-
monwealth Games as they met up
close and personal with three mem-
bers of the Royal British Empire.

Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla,
Duchess of Cornwall and Prince
Edward, Earl of Wessex, all stopped
into the games village yesterday
where they took the time out to inter-
act with members of the teams before
the official opening ceremonies.

At the training track and field cen-
ter, head coach Fritz Grant, along
with athletes Jamial Rolle, Rodney
Green, Adrian Griffith, Andretti
Bain, La’Sean Pickstock, Trevor Bar-
ry, Lavern Eve, Christine Amertil and
assistant boxing coach Floyd Seymour
were among the athletes who got the
chance to shake hands and chat with
the internationally acclaimed celebri-
ties.

“Tt was a good experience for me. It
was the first time for me to get so
close and rub shoulders with such roy-
alty,” Grant said. “It was quite an
experience and being able to just be in
their presence, I thank God for the
opportunity.

“You normally just see them on
TV or in the newspapers, but being
able to see the Prince and the
Duchess was quite a thrill for me. It’s
one of those experiences that I will
cherish for the rest of my life, having
had the opportunity to meet them up
close and talk to them. It was a very
nice feeling.”

While the Duchess inquired from
Grant about the team, Prince Charles
tried to find out what the weather
was like in the Bahamas compared
to India. But he said although it was
similar, the team did manage to get in
a little early to get acclimatized.

One by one, the three Royal High-
nesses were able to greet each ath-
lete individually and they were able to
ask one or two questions, leaving a
broad smile on their faces.

“Tt was definitely a great experi-
ence, a once in a lifetime opportunity
that I will cherish for the rest of my
life,” said sprinter Jamial Rolle. “They
basically wanted to know where we

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CHARLES, the Prince of Wales, with some
members of the Bahamas team.

were from, what we do and how we
like the facilities. | was quite thrilled
to have met them.”

Ramon Miller, one of three quar-
ter-milers who will be contesting the
men’s 400 metres, said it was a plea-
sure to meet them. “I never thought
in my lifetime that I would ever meet
the Prince,” Miller stated. “Now I
have. But he’s human just like us. He
walked on the same ground like us.
He talked with us.”

Quarter-miler Christine Amertil,
one of the two females on the track
team, said it was quite interesting.
“You hear a lot about them, you see
them on TV. Now you get a chance to
meet them,” she said “They are so
nice and friendly. I was quite
impressed with Prince Charles’
knowledge of track and field.”

Amertil, making her third appear-
ance at the games, said the Prince
asked about the games, the facilities
and their expectations for the games.
But what struck her most was when
Prince Charles alluded to the fact that
“it is better in the Bahamas,” having
spent some considerable time there in
the past.

As for Lavern Eve, the other
female on the team, she said she
couldn’t ask for a better opportunity
than to meet them all face to face.

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with some Team Bahamas members.

CAMILLA, the Duchess of Cornwall, chats
with Jamial Rolle.

“Their demeanor has been the same
as I’ve seen them on TV,” said Eve,
who will be making her fourth
appearance at the games. “They
shook my hands. So that was awe-
some. They also asked me about the
javelin, so we had a little conversation
going on.”

High jumper Trevor Barry looked
at it as watching a lot of history unfold
before his eyes. “They have had a
rich tradition in the Commonwealth,”
he said. “It’s almost indescribable
right now, but for my offspring, I now
have something to tell them when
we’re under the tree talking about
the old days. “I just can’t describe it.
It was a wonderful experience for me.
A privilege just to be in their compa-
ny.”

Assistant boxing coach Floyd Sey-
mour was a little more ecstatic. “It
was an awesome experience. That
was Prince Charles. Come on, Eng-
land. It’s awesome.”

“All I can say is its awesome. I
mean we’re from the Bahamas and
to meet Prince Charles and Prince
Edward and actually talk to them,
every Bahamian ought to be proud
to know that one day they could too.”

Now, after their royal greetings,
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need to make the games a
success.

At the flag ceremonies for a
number of countries that I
witnessed since I’ve been
here, the Indians have put on
some spectacular cultural per-
formances, similar to those
they had at the opening cere-
monies.

But it showed the pride in
which the people of this coun-
try have come together to
make sure that we all leave
with a sweet taste in our
mouths to encourage others
to come here in the future.

I’ve had the chance to walk
around the games village and
there was never a dull
moment.

The presence of Prince
Charles, the Duchess of Corn-
wall and Prince Edward has
certainly brought more sig-
nificance to the games. The
three have demonstrated the
common touch that the Indi-
ans have given to us all as we
roam around.

I will certainly be looking
forward to the competition
over the next 11 days as our
athletes compete in athletics,
tennis, boxing and cycling in
what I could describe as the
“unbelievable games.”

Valentino Knowles proudly

carries the Bahamian flag

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — On
the biggest stage of his life in
front of the largest crowd ever,
Valentino Knowles proudly
walked into the Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium carrying the
Bahamian flag at the opening
ceremonies for the XIX 2010
Commonwealth Games.

Back at the games village,
high jumper Donald Thomas
and tennis players Devin
Munnings and Marvin Rolle all
made their entrance, albeit just
hours before Rolle will have to
take to the courts to compete in
his first mixed doubles match
today with Grand Bahamian
Larikah Russell as they open
competition for the Bahamas.

They will be joined by Nikki-
ta Fountain, who will play in the
first singles match. Munnings,
on the other hand, will have a
day off to recuperate from the
jetlag. Grand Bahamian Rod-
ney Carey Jr is the last member
of the team not arrived as yet.
It's not certain if he will make it
in time to compete in the sin-
gles.

Before a near-capacity 60,000
crowd that was graced by the
appearance of Prince Charles,
the Prince of Wales, and his wife
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
a colourful ceremony took place
as more than 4,000 competitors
participated from 71 countries.

Knowles, who made history
as the first boxer and the
youngest Bahamian to carry the
flag, said it was a breath-taking
experience for him.

"This was a big opportunity
for me and it has really motivat-
ed me to be the flag carrier,"
Knowles said. "At the beginning,
looking behind me in the arena
and seeing all of the people, I
was really shocked. But once I
got out there, it was all normal."

As for the ceremony itself,
Knowles said it will be an event
that he will remember for the
rest of his life.

Today, Knowles and Carl
Hield are expected to go
through their weigh-in and then
they will know exactly when and
who they will be boxing once
the draw is complete. They
could start as early as Tuesday.

Also today, tennis will be the
first discipline in action for the
Bahamas as the games officially
get underway. Fountain will be
matched against number eight
seed Marina Erakovic of New
Zealand in the first round of the
women’s singles. Russell is also
listed to compete in the singles,
but coach Leo Rolle said she will
definitely see her first round
action in mixed doubles when
she teams up with his son, Mar-
vin.

Marvin Rolle and Devin
Mullings arrived just as the
opening ceremonies were com-
pleted. But they won't have
much time to acclimatize them-
selves.

"T have high expectations for
the girls mainly because Devin
and Marvin are just coming in
and Rodney Carey (Jr) won't be
here until tomorrow," Rolle
said. "They will be jetlagged and
very tired, so it will be very high
for them to perform at their best
in that condition. But who
knows. We will see what hap-
pens when they go out there to
play.”

The three male tennis play-
ers, Rolle, Munnings and Carey,
were all delayed coming to India
because they didn't have their
visas in time to travel with every-
body else.

As for Thomas, he chose to
stay at home for a few days
before coming to India. The
good thing is that he will have at
least two days to adjust before
the track and field competition
gets underway on Wednesday.
He is not expected to compete in
the preliminary round with
Trevor Barry until Thursday.

When the track and field com-
petition starts on Wednesday, a
trio of sprinters — Adrian Grif-
fith, Rodney Green and Jamial
Rolle — are expected to compete
in the preliminaries of the men's
100m. Christine Amertil, one of
the two females on the team,
will be entered in the opening
round of the 400.

Cycling, the other discipline
that the Bahamas will be partic-
ipating in, won't see any action
until October 10 when the two
competitors, Laurence Jupp and
Rowshon Jones of Grand
Bahama, will be entered in the
road race. The time trials will
follow for them on October 12.

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We say this not to create pandemonium, but to create a net work of support to address the plight of our youth, he said. Earlier this week, Pastor Car los Reid, a director at Youth Against Violence (YAV over 20,000 Bahamian youth are involved in gang activity. Since then, some Bahamians h ave accused the group of having exaggerated figures. But Pastor Reid said he is not phased. Lets do the math, he said, referring to 1991 statistics that Schools have become a breeding ground The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com SEE page 14 By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A WOMAN was left nursing serious wounds over the weekend after being attacked by a shark while surfing in the Abacos. Jane Engle of Hope T own, Abaco, was attacked b y what is believed to have been a lemon shark while surfing with her husbanda nd some friends in the area of Elbow Cay, Abaco around 3pm on Saturday. A ccording to her husband, R onald Engle, his wife who was in shock after the i ncident received bite m arks between her left ankle and knee and required some 75 to 100s titches. This incident comes just weeks after the remains of am an who disappeared after a boat trip with three others off Jaws Beach were found in the stomach of a 12-foot t iger shark. W OMAN INJURED AFTER SHARK ATTACK IN THE ABACOS SEE page 13 BUSINESSMAN Rudy King yesterday responded to controversy surrounding an awards ceremony held by his organisation, defending the honouring of the prime minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland. On Saturday, The Tribune published a lead story citing international outrage over the announcement that the controversial Prime Minister of Swaziland, accused of condoning torture, was to be honoured for his contribution to peace and human dig nity. Speaking to The Tribune yesterday Mr King claimed, however, that the award was not actually for the Prime Minister of Swaziland Barnabas Dlamini but rather the Kingdom of Swaziland for its efforts in combat ing the scourge of the AIDS virus. Swaziland was chosen, not the prime minister. The Kingdom of Swaziland was chosen for their strides to combat AIDS in their country. The honour was placed on him because he is the present Prime Minis ter, Mr King said. Mr King contended that he was unaware of the furore surrounding the Swaziland prime minister until the night prior to the World Citizen Awards ceremony. Accord ing to Mr King, some 365 persons attended the ceremony which was held on Friday night at the British Colonial Hilton when awards were presented to several persons, RUDY KING DEFENDS AWARD TO SWAZILAND PM SEE page 13 F EARING that their homes may be under threat, residents ofP inewood Gardens have banded together and are expected to stage a protest against Arawak Homest oday. The planned demon stration follows the demolition of a family home in the Sir Lynden Pindling Estates amidst public outcry and the statement by Arawak Homes Limited that there is still wide spread trespass on prop erty owned by the real estate development company in that community. Arawak Homes in a statement on September 24 said that there are hun dreds of persons involved in similar trespass in Pinewood Gardens. Concerned about any further actions by Arawak Homes, residents have sought the help of the Justice League, a local group of social activists, to get organised. A spokesperson for the Justice League said the res idents are taking the stance that they will not take this situation lying down, but will fight for their homes. The groups spokesperson said todays protest will not be one for the general pub lic, but will include only those directly affected. Over 80 persons are AWARDCEREMONY: Prime Minister of Swaziland Barnabas Dlamini with businessman Rudy King during Saturdays award presentation.P h o t o / P e t e r R a m s a y RESIDENT S PLAN ARA W AK HOMES DEMONSTRATION SEE page 13 WHILE today had been given initially as a tentative date for the first hearing in the case of the nine Bahamian straw vendors who were arrested in New York, it appears the accused will have to wait a little longer for their day in court. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette told The Tribune yesterday that the vendors have been charged, but he did not have information regarding the date for their main hearing in court. Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs, Straw vendors face wait for court appearance SEE page 14 DEPUTY PM Brent Symonette

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MORE details of plans for the JFK Drive airport gateway project and the use of Chinese labour in it were revealed by the Prime Minister during a contract signing ceremony for the infrastructure works. According to the prime minister, in addition to the expansion of John F Kennedy Drive into a four-lane carriageway, a total of nine new roundabouts will be constructed along the route of the expanded highway. The prime minister formally signed agreements for the $70.8 million highway project with two China State Companies; the China Export Import Bank and the China Construction Company on Thursday at the British Colonial Hilton. Mr Ingraham described the signing ceremony as an important event that allows the gov e rnment to take a further step towards the completion of its overall vision for the countrys infrastructure. The Chinese state loan will be for a total of $58 million, available at a low two per cent interest rate. Thanking the Chinese gove rnment, Mr Ingraham said: The Airport Gateway is an important component of my Governments master plan to modernize and upgrade thei nfrastructure of our capital city of Nassau to the benefit and enjoyment of residents and the several million visitors whose first entry to The Bahamas is via the Lynden Pindling International Airport and its connector roads to our residential neighbourhoods and hotel resorts. The expansion of the road into a four lane dual carriageway will see a new westbound carriageway constructed to the south of the existing road and rehabilitation of the existing carriageway for east bound travel will be undertaken. Underground electrical cables are to be installed, telecommunication and cable infrastructure will be relocated, dense landscaping will be carried out and ancillary works such as drainage, signage, road markings, street lighting, and road accesses will be done. Mr Ingraham said: Early programming suggests that the d esign start-up works scheduled for this year will engage approximately 30 Chinese road and utility design personnel. This number will increase to 50 early next year as project management teams arrive. Once the water main and High Voltage installation commences in mid-2011 some 80 individuals experienced in this type of installation will join the construction team from China.Subsequently 20 Chinese staff will join the team for the installation of telecommunications cable and a further 60 foreign workers will install the new water mains. It is expected that by September 2012 the foreign labour component will drop to about 80 foreign workers, including managers and workers.Following completion of the project a small contingent of (CSCEC will remain to conduct testing and to complete training of Bahamian maintenance crews. The tentative schedule of works suggests a project completion date of end-October, 2012. An Environmental Impact Assessment for the highway project has now been completed by Blue Engineering Ltd and recommended for approval by the Bahamas Environment Science and Technology commission, according to the prime minister. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Works will soon invite bids on a tender for a supervisory and monitoring contract for this project, with whichever company wins this bid being responsible for assuring the quality of the materials used, much of which will be coming from China. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Create your future with our experience.Michael A. Munnings pursues his passions.From the time he was a small child, Michael Munnings wanted to be like his dad. My father was a banker, said Munnings. I helped him design templates and forms on the computer. I was nine when I developed my first spreadsheet. My father couldnt believe it. Inspired by his father, Munnings decided to pursue a career in banking. He started as a teller and was quickly promoted to various roles in the banking system, including Loan Officer, Assistant Manager of Consumer Credit, Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing, Sr. Manager of Credit Solutions and Director of Retail Banking. This past June, Munnings decided to join RBC as Manager of Customer Service & Operations, with responsibility for overseeing service delivery throughout RBCs 11 banking centres in New Providence and Grand Bahama. According to Munnings, RBC is a growing company that demonstrates many strengths in the financial services industry. RBC is focused on delivering exceptional financial products and services to the community, while remaining keenly focused on its clients, he said. In addition, RBCs commitment to empowering employees and developing their talents supports Munnings personal mantra that he learned from his father: If youre doing something, be the best at it. Whatever you do, do it better than those before you. When hes not at work, Munnings has a passion for drawing, especially drawing and shading with pencils. This creative side balances his financial proficiency and has fostered his desire to challenge the status quo and constantly learn more. In 2006, Munnings obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He has one son, Makio Alexander, who may one day follow in his footsteps.www.rbcroyalbank.com/caribbean Trademark of Royal Bank of Canada The Lion & Globe symbol and RBC are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. /$:1$176t 6+58%6($70(17 REGISTRATION centres will be open at locations throughout the country beginning today as preparation of the new Voter Register for the next general elections begins. The simultaneous opening of multiple centres in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands will facilitate an early national voter registration drive, said Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel. Officials hope that with the early opening of registration centres, the process will be expedited while maintaining its accuracy and sanctity. I cannot overstate the importance of an accurate register. An accurate register facilitates fairness in the electoral process; it enhances better redistribution of seats, thereby enhancing the principle of one person one vote, and it makes for a better election, said Mr Bethel last week. In short, a good register leads to a good election. Registration of voters in New Providence and the Family Islands will be held from Monday through Friday, commencing today. In New Providence, voter registration will commence at the following locations: Parliamentary Registration Department, Farrington Road 9.30am4.30pm Town Centre Mall and Marathon Mall 10am 4pm General Post Office, East Hill Street 10am 4pm Sub-Post Office, Carmichael Road 10am 4pm Sub-Post Office, South Beach 10am4pm Sub-Post Office, Elizabeth Estates 10am 4pm On Grand Bahama, a voter registration will be carried out during normal working hours at the Parliamentary Registration Department located in the National Insurance Build ing/Complex as well as the Administrator's office in Eight Mile Rock and High Rock Settlements. In the Family Islands, voter registration will take place at the Family Island Administrator's Office between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.30 p.m, Monday to Friday. All applicants for registration must be Bahamian citizens, 18 years or older, and must present proof of citizenship, preferably a passport or a birth certificate along with a job or student ID. REGIS TRATION CENTRES OPEN PM reveals more details of airport gateway project SIGNINGCEREMONY: Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham formally signed agreements for the $70.8m highway project with the China Export Import Bank and the China Construction Company. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT A Cuban teacher who taught at a Bahamian high school was killed in a traffic accident while riding his bicyclei n North Andros on the weekend. On Saturday, the body of Alexis Loynas, who taught chemistry and physics at the North Andros High School, was flown to New Providence. The body was received by Ministry of Education officials and representatives of the Cuban Embassy. According to reports, Mr Loynas, 41, was involved in an acci dent while riding his bicycle on Queens Highway around 9.30pm in Nicolls Town on Friday, October 1. A ndros police responded shortly after being notified of the accident. Loynas was taken to the government clinic where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. A team of officers from New Providence arrived in Andros on Saturday to assist police with the investigation into the accident The Ministry of Education has expressed deep sadness by the death of Mr Loynas. Terrice Curry, principal of North Andros High, escorted Mr Loynas body to Nassau on Saturday. Director of Education, Mr. Lionel K. Sands, Mr Harcourt Davis, District Superintendent for the North Andros and Berry Islands District, who was in Nassau at the time of the accident, and representatives from the Cuban Embassy in Nassau received the body. The Ministry expresses deep regret at the tremendous loss of Mr. Loynas who during his short time at the school was an asset to the staff and students as well as the community, a statement said. The Ministry will take the customary steps to ensure the stu dents and staff received the necessary attention to cope with this tragedy. Cuban who taught at Bahamian school killed while riding bike Chinese labour to be used in scheme The Airport Gatew ay is an important c omponent of my Governments masterp lan...

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Although the Bamboo Town MP believes the FNM is still the best choice for the country's electorate, he said the party must go into overdrive to win over disgruntled voters worried about their finances and those who feel slighted by the Ingraham administration's policies. "I think we need to start gearing up for the next election, I think this will be a very tough election," said Mr McCartney, who resigned as Minister of State for Immigration in February. "I think it's a mix of things, of course the economy, when people are hurting in their pockets and that doesn't have anything to do with this administration per se, the economy people sometimes vote based on their pockets. And I think the FNM, it's a party of doing things but we've not promoted what we've done, public relations is not good with the FNM," Mr McCartney conceded. There have been things done and statements made that perhaps turned off a lot of people, I think showing a lack of compassion. The party will also have to win over young swing voters who were not old enough to cast a vote in 2007. "You have to bear in mind that a lot of the swing voters are young people, those who were 13 at last election, and will be 18 or thereabouts in 2012. And they wouldnt know why the PLP was voted out they only know whats going on now. It places us to a certain extent at a disadvantage but I have no doubt in my mind that the FNM is the best party (to lead the country).". Mr McCartney, partner in the law firm Halsbury Chambers, resigned from Cabinet earlier this year because my feelings of stagnation and the inability to fully utilize my political potential at this time. He has publicly said he would like to lead the FNM and the country if given the chance. The FNM was expected to hold its annual convention this year when it was anticipated that if nominated, Mr McCartney would have challenged Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham for the party's top spot. On Thursday, the FNM's national council voted to put off the convention until 2011. A day earlier, Mr Ingraham told the press that he advised the council not to hold the event, citing financial challenges as a main reason. McCartney predicts tough 2012 general election fight for FNM A MAN believed to have been involved in an attack on a police officer was left nursi ng a gunshot wound after the o fficers weapon reportedly d ischarged. According to reports, it was around 11pm Saturday while patrolling in the area of Pitt Road on Harbour Island that t he officer spotted a man w anted by police on that i sland. Reports state that the officer proceeded to arrest the man and was then attacked by a group of men who helped the suspect get away.T he men reportedly tried to d isarm the officer and in the scuffle, the officers weapon discharged, hitting one of the men in the left thigh. The man was taken to a local clinic for treatment and subsequently airlifted to New Providence. He is listed in stable condi-t ion. Man reportedly shot after attack on police officer FOLLOWING an intensive investigation into the shooting which left 13-year-old Rashad Rolle with a bullet wound in his head, police yesterday saida teenager is expected to be charged in court sometime today in connection with the crime. Supt Leon Bethel, officer in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, said police believe they have a sufficient number of material witnessesin this case. The teenage suspect, whose identity is being withheld, was in police custody last night. Meanwhile, Rashad, an eighth grade T A Thompson student, continues to make a miraculous recovery in hospital. However, it will reportedly still be several months before Rashad can resume his former life. Rashad was waiting at a bus stop at John Road with other students on September 14 when a fight broke out. A short time later gun shots were fired. His parents believe Rashad was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and another vic tim of the senseless violence sweeping the country. Teen expected to be charged with shooting TWO men had to be taken to hospital after being injured in two separate knife fights over the weekend. The first incident occurred around 1am on Saturday in the area of Nassau East. Police officers responding to the scene were told by witnesses that a man who was leaving a party got into an a ltercation with a group of men and was subsequently stabbed. The victim drove himself to hospital where he was treated and discharged. Only a short while later, at around 2.30am, police received information of a stabbing at Wulff and Clari dge Roads. According to reports, two men got into a brawl which resulted in one of them being stabbed in his left shoulder and lower back. The victim was taken to hospital by emergency medical personnel where he was treated and later discharged. Police investigations into both matters continue. Two men injured in separate knife fights A man is in serious condition in hospital after being shot in his abdomen and legs in the early morning hours of Saturday. According to police reports, the shooting took place shortly before 3am at Lily of the Valley Corner between East Street and Market Street. Police responded and discovered a man with gunshot injuries. The victim was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated. Last night, police said they were unable to provide any further details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting. Gunshot victim in serious condition BRANVILLE McCARTNEY PARENTS OF Rashad Rolle: Gregory Rolle and Janet Taylor.

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E DITOR, The Tribune. T he last 24-hours has been i nteresting for those who follow the antics of our national politicians just contrast the governing FNM to the Opposition PLP on Baha Mar. In some ways both have t heir story but both stories d iffer in so much as absolutely nothing has occurred other than the renovation to thet une of $90 million of what is the Sheraton the Prime Minister confirmed as what w as speculated Baha Mar has s till not paid the Treasury the $10.1 million for the Stamp Tax due on the sale agreem ent of the Radisson in 2005 he very politically declined to state what was implied thatB aha Mar had further debts t o the government I really think the Prime Minister should disclose these as surely should we be going into a major commitment granting Baha Mar enormous valuablec oncessions when they are already in debt and have been unable to pay for years. Comments as to the state o f the negotiations between Scotia and Baha Mar are totally speculative but we r ead about someone with some special in with one or the other when in reality it isj ust PR spin. Even the most reliable so-called source is basically totally speculative and their opinion has no val u e. The project value jumps suddenly from $2.65 billion to $ 3.16 billion meaning Baha Mar is short $1 billion between the Import-ExportB ank Loan and the cost of t he built-out now Baha Mar has to explain this. If there is a settlement with S cotia who for the record has been the most pro-active bank to the Tourism sector of theB ahamas who put billions on the line with Atlantis British Colonial Cable Beacht o mention just a few clearly an exceptionally good business citizen to our largest dol l ar earning sector. Who and where is the working capital for Baha Mar coming from if currently they rely on Scotia to facilitate financing? If any bank was to commit to this where is their guarantee if the real estate ish eld as a guarantee to the Import-Export Bank of China? The public should be t old? T he Prime Minister raised an important point at this moment like last year them anagement of Baha Mar closed down the Wyndham and the Casino, not sure if t hat is a breach of the Casino L icense whilst their competition even with low occupancies stayed open, of particular m ention is Our Lucaya who continue to operate and today has a full page advertisementf or senior Management posit ions but it is known to lose over $20 million a year many Grand Bahamians have to be very content that HutchinsonWhampao continue to have faith. What if they took theB aha Mar Management position and close? Read the Heads of Agreement of 2005 and the Supple m ental 2008 and we have to worry can Baha Mar comply with what they promised we w ill train Bahamians in the construction trades we will train and finance agricultur-a l and fishing enterprises and persons in the skills of both areas. They will build a reverse osmosis plant. H asnt Baha Mar told Mr Steve Wrinkle sorry we do not have the funds to train t he construction workers hav ing spun in the media that there are no qualifiedB ahamian construction workers? Boy suckers are found! For the opposition to foreshadow they will participate i n this proposed resolution totally makes them idiots in a process which as fr as I can s ee is unconstitutional. Refer to The Constitution Article: 77 Allocation of Port-f olios clearly establishes a M inister is made constitut ionally responsible for cert ain sectors of government. A s proposed the exercise is futile not binding and cannot support any decision as the sole decider is the Minister responsible for Immigration on the advice of the B oard of Immigration who a lone has the right to issue such work permits. The impasse of Baha Mar a nd their inability to comply at stages of this projects development is self-evident t o cause all to ask the obvious do they have the means? Dont blame the Prime Minister as to the why Harr ahs left the joint venture with Baha Mar their letter has done its rounds and if thec ontents was not true you k now Baha Mar would have denied it. Baha Mar took Harrahs to court in New York trying to claim damages to the tune of $289 million, an interesting figure, and losta nd now have a bill from their group of attorneys of over $18 million. Harrahs, like us all, wanted assurances from Baha M ar so they invoked the Equity Subscription clause which required Baha Mar to p ut up or, yes Harrahs can leave Baha Mar did not put up their Equity Capital $281m illion so it appeared they were in violation of the Joint Venture Agreement. Mr Ingrahams comment that hef or sure knew one party could comply with the commitments did no injury in my estimate t o the retention of interest by Harrahs it reinforced what Harrahs came to know B aha Mar did not show they h ad the means to raise the $281 million they agreed to. I am concerned and I supp ort the Prime Minister that if you drop such a large inventory of new hotel rooms ato ne time the impact could be devastating. K BETHEL Nassau, September 30, 20l0. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 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 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm OF ALL the amendments to the American Constitution the First freedom of speech and assembly seems the most sacred. However, in the past few weeks it has been dragged through the mud and abused by the very persons who should be defending its sanctity. It appears that too many Americans today are confusing freedom with licence. However, if they dont soon learn the difference they will eventually lose the very freedoms for which so many of their forebears gave their lives. In this past week an Assistant Attorney General from Michigan has spent his spare time stalking and harassing an openly gay student who has been elected president of Michigan Universitys student assembly the first in the universitys history. Most right thinking people see it for what it is harassment, intimidation, and stalking however, the stalker Andrew Shirvell who seems unhinged by his obsession, calls it freedom of speech. A freedom guaran teed him under the constitutions first amendment. And then there is his boss Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox who calls his subordinates after-office-hours behaviour immature, showing, he says, a lack of judgment, but not rising to firing level. Why? Because the constitution protects his free dom of speech. In our opinion, they should both be fired. So many persons, including the governor of the state, were so incensed by his behav iour that Shirvell has taken a leave of absence from his job. He is to appear in court to defend a restraining order that the student has taken out against him for following him unnec essarily around campus and Ann Arbor since April. The student said Shirvell has been blogging about me extensively using bias and bigotry and poses a threat to my own personal safety. And then there is the case of the 18-yearold Rutgers University freshman, a promis ing violinist, who appears to have committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate posted on the Internet a sexual encounter he had with another man in his dorm room. Obviously the roommate and his female accomplice, both 18, completely lacking in decency, thought the whole episode amusing and decided to set up a camera in the dorm and invited their 150 Twitter followers to iChat, an Internet messaging service with a live video feed. This is not the first suicide that has resulted from persons ostensibly exercising their freedom of expression harassing others to death. Modern technology has created a mammoth problem that the law will have to study in depth to prevent the unscrupulous from destroying the reputa tion, careers and even lives of others. And, of course, in the United States it is election season and from some of the antics these politicians get up to it is difficult to see how the public can either respect or support them. Judged by the lying and smear campaigns of some of them against their opponents there is not much hope for the future if this is to be the standard of Americas leaders. We have never known a time when we expected better, only to be appalled by the depth of indecency to which many of them have fallen. It cant be excused by the callous comment: Oh, thats just poli tics! That is the very reason that politics and politicians are not respected. Oh, thats just politics! followed by a sneering laugh is the excuse heard so many times in the Bahamas for sins that should not be committed. US Rep. Alan Grayson (D ently does not approve of the religious sect to which his opponent Daniel Webster (R former House Speaker subscribes, took a sentence of a speech Webster made to a group of fathers and turned it into some thing that Webster never said. Based on the false words Grayson released a TV advertisement, saying that Webster thinks that wives should submit to their husbands, dismissing him as Taliban Dan Webster. Anderson Cooper in his CNN pro gramme Keeping them Honest showed Graysons advertisement and then played what Webster had actually told the fathers. The misrepresentation was shocking. We agree with a commentator who said that a man who stoops to that level should not be in any office. Yet Grayson has the nerve to run for the United States Congress. And what is even more appalling is that he will get votes. In his message what Webster told fathers was that they should not pray for the first half of the passage in Ephesians wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands but pray for the second husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. Comparing the FNM and PLP on Baha Mar LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Freedom of speech being abused %4+2674'*17)*6 EDITOR, The Tribune. Re: Straw Market profits at risk. The Tribune, September 21, 2010 FEAR not. Historically, the Bahamas has usually been highly adaptable when it came to nefarious activities. Even now, just as one door appears to be slightly closing on selling counterfeit foreign luxury goods (handbags, watches, etc er door is already miraculously opening for us to sell fake foreign medicine (medical licence not necessarily required, less accountability, questionable medication and so on). The crooks, however, will be genuine. KEN W KNOWLES, MD Nassau, September 23, 2010. The highly adaptable Bahamas

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By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net NO decision has been made yet on whether the o pposition Progressive Libe ral Party (PLP national convention this year a lthough many within the party are in favour of holding the event, according to t he party's chairman. W hen the PLP's national g eneral council meets on O ctober 21, it is expected t hat the group will vote for or against organising a conv ention. "That decision will be made by our national general council when we meet this month," PLP Chairman B radley Roberts told T he T ribune F riday when cont acted for comment. T he governing Free N ational Movement's own council met on Thursday and decided unanimously not to hold a convention this year, o pting instead to wait until 2 011. A t a press conference on W ednesday ahead of the council vote FNM leader P rime Minister Hubert I ngraham said he would a dvise the council of his d esire not to hold the convention. He said a lack of money was a major reason he did not think the party s hould hold the event. S ome political observers s ee the decision as part of M r Ingraham's strategy to a void a potential leadership c hallenge this year. However, the prime minister has said publicly he would welcome a contender. Mr Roberts said while f inancial challenges are more of an issue for the PLP than t he FNM, many within the party want their voices hearda t a convention. I know that a number of our supporters desire doing so (holding a convention They have a lot on their minds and they want to get it off their chest but we'll see," said the former Cabinet mini ster. (But issue for the PLP, the PLP is a poor man's party the F NM is a rich man's party t hat's why I say I don't believe Mr Ingraham," said Mr Roberts, referring to Mr Ingraham's statements on financial difficulties. Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell said he hopes the party willv ote in favour of a conven tion this year. "My own view is that there ought to be a conven-t ion every year as mandate d by the Constitution, my feeling is that just as thec hurches have their annual c onventional that a political party should have one," said Mr Mitchell. He added that he did not e xpect any contenders to challenge party leader Perry Christie for the helm of the party if a convention is held this year. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE College of the Bahamas has signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the Bahamas Health Sciences Library Consortium, sealing a formal collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Public Hospitals Authority and the Uni versity of the West Indies-School of Clinical Medicine and Research, the Bahamas. The agreement paves the way for expanded access to digital medical databases and collections, and reference and online health care training resources. The consortium has a formal agreement with EBSCOhost Publishing that allows access to online resources for The College of The Bahamas community and medical and health care service providers affiliated with the consortium partners. This is a landmark opportunity for the College and for library development in the country as it is the first time that parties in library service have come together to pool financial resources to provide access to electronic shared resources to support a specif ic clientele like the health care sector, said Willamae Johnson, Col lege Librarian. This partnership continues to expand 24-hour access to a wide array of electronic collections for The College and now for members of the consortium. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding occurred on Wednesday, September 28, at the Hilda Bowen Library Branch at The Colleges Grosvenor Close Campus. This library is primarily used by students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Pro fessions, which graduates many of the nursing and allied health per sonnel employed both in the public and private sectors. Weve been working with the College of the Bahamas for many years now and we are really proud to be a part of this group and support the group with the resources we provide. EBSCO provides evidence-based medical resources for physicians, nurses, therapists, occupational therapy, physical therapy and patient education materials, explained Mary Ellen Bilafer, account executive with EBSCO Publishing. PLP undecided on whether to hold convention College of Bahamas signs historic Memorandum of Understanding SEE page 10 MEETINGTHISMONTH: Bradley Roberts

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By SIR RONALD SANDERS ( The writer is a Consultant and former Caribbean diplomat. This column was written from Brussels, the European Union Headquarters). N OT many people in the C aribbean would know the name, David Martin, but it is one that will become well known when Parliamentarians from the European Union (EU begin the serious business of monitoring the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA between the EU and Cariforum countries. Article 231 of the EPA p rovides for the creation of a J oint Parliamentary Committee (JPC t he monitoring process. And, i ts in the interest of the Cari forum countries made up of the 14 independent member states of the Caribbean Com-m unity (CARICOM the Dominican Republic, to get their members of the JPC in place pretty quickly. It will be recalled that the EPA became a controversial issue in the Caribbean and m any commentators, includi ng me, expressed unhappin ess with many aspects of it a nd, particularly, about the manner in which many Cari forum governments wereb row-beaten by the EU n egotiators into signing a full a greement one that included goods and services. A t the insistence of the P resident of Guyana, Bharat Jagdeo, the EPA includes a requirement for a mandatory comprehensive review o f the agreement no later than five years after it was signed and at subsequent five y ear intervals. T his important clause g ives Cariforum governments an opportunity to ensure thatt he EPA serves the econom i c and social interests of their countries and actually contributes to development. In this connection, the particip ation by Carforum countries i n the JPC is extremely i mportant for they can raise c oncerns directly with their E U counterparts and pursue change. The weight and influence of the EU parliamentarians is considerable. They can and do hold both the European Commiss ion and the European Council of Ministers (governmentr epresentatives of all memb er states) to account for their actions. When disquiet was expressed in the Caribbean over the EPA, the EU Parliament held its own inquiry into final agreement which w ent beyond requirements t hat would have made it compatible with rules of the W orld Trade Organisation. A nd this brings us to D avid Martin. He is an able and well-liked British member of the European Parliament from Scotland. A member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democratsi n the Parliament, Martin is concerned that the EU should contribute to the improvement of developingn ations. I n March 2009, the EU Parliament adopted a Reso lution submitted by a Comm ittee of which David Martin was Rapporteur. The Resolution took careful account of the situationo f Cariforum countries and the importance of monitoring the implementation of the EPA. A mong the matters to which the Resolution drew attention were: the necessityf or the EC to support the e stablishment of an independ ent monitoring mechanism within Carifourm states endowed with the necessary resources to undertake the analysis necessary to determine the extent to which the EPA is achieving its object ives. T he EU parliamentarians in their Resolution also showed regard for the integration efforts of CARICOM countries. The parliamentarians clearly stated that they recognised that Cariforum s tates had made commitm ents under the EPA in s ubject areas not yet settled under the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME e d. And, they called for due regard to the CSME i n the implementation of prov isions of the EPA in these s ubject areas. T hey also called for early provision of aid-for-trade resources to Caribbean countries and they insisted that these should be additional r esources and not merely a repackaging of the European D evelopment Fund (EDF funding. They recommended that the release of suchf unds should be used to compensate for loss of customs r evenues from lower tariffs on imported EU goods and to address competitiveness a nd development enhancing needs. V ery importantly, the EU parliamentarians called for the monitoring of the EUs i mplementation of its commitments in particular disb ursement and effective delivery of pledged financial and technical assistance. I n all this, the EU parliamentarians have demons trated a higher level of commitment and concern to development in Cariforum countries than was the casei n the negotiations of the EPA by negotiators for the European Commission. Thusf ar, they have demonstrated t hat they would be beneficial allies in trying to make the EPA deliver benefits to Cariforum countries by monitor i ng its implementation and being ready to correct its problems once they are iden t ified. The EU Parliament has already put its members in place for the joint EU-Cari f orum parliamentary committee. At a meeting on September 8th, fifteen Members of the European Parliament ( MEPs) were elected with David Martin as Chair. Very shortly, the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek will write to the Parliaments of the Carif orum states advising them o f the composition of the JPC on the EU side and proposing a timetable for meetings in 2011. Several uncertainties surround the participation of Cariforum states in the JPC. F irst, unlike, the EU, neit her CARICOM nor Carifor um has a joint elected parliament. Therefore, nominations for the 15 members of Cariforum side of the JPC w ill have to come from the p arliament of each country. O ne would hope that nationa l parliaments would each e lect, on a non-partisan basis, a representative who has a keen interest in these matters. Second, it is not at all certain that each of the Carifor um countries has established machinery for monitoring the i mplementation of the EPA. Yet, such machinery is imperative to advise both nationalg overnments and the representative on the JPC. T hird, funding for the participation of the Cariforum members in the JPC has not b een addressed in the EPA, or anywhere else so far. But, i t is an issue that needs attention so that Cariforum members can attend these meeti ngs without being beholden to the European Commiss ion. These matters should be settled soon and the Carifo-r um representatives put in place. O f course, the irony of this will be that Cariforum countries will have a common group of parliamentary rep r esentatives to deal with their relations with the EU under the EPA, but they will stilln ot have a similar body for d ealing with their own Single Market and Economy. The irony apart, it is in the interest of the people of theC ariforum countries that a good team of representatives be elected to serve on theJ PC to ensure that the promises of the EPA are fulfilled and its shortcomings corrected on the strength ofe xperience. Responses and previous c ommentaries at: www.sirronaldsanders.com C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 6, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Who is David Martin? WORLDVIEW SIRRONALDSANDERS B y MIKE LIGHTBOURN IF YOURElooking for a comp etitive edge in the sale of your home, your BREA agent may have an unexpected suggestion.A lthough many sellers assume that it is the responsibility of the buyers to pay for an inspection, having one performed before youe ven list your home can go a long w ay towards attracting a close to asking price offer from confident buyers (always assuming, ofc ourse, that it is priced right!) Think about it. If youre aware of flaws and needed repairs before you begin marketing your home,y ou can correct potential prob lems before the buyers even have a chance to think about negotiating a lower price for repairs. Sellers can often expect an offert hat is two dollars less for every dollar in needed improvements, so why would you give away that money when you can save it b y simply investing in a pre-listing inspect ion? A pre-listing inspection also reduces time a nd stress before closing, because theres no rushing around trying to get requested repairs done on the b uyers schedule. Youre also establishing good will right off the bat, creating an atmosphere oft rust and honesty up front and your home is shown in A1 condi tion. All of these aspects greatly i ncrease the chances that the buy e rs will offer close to the properly priced asking price and follow through to closing without anyd oubts, delays or picky negotiations. Like a quality used car, giv ing your home the Certified PreOwned label will encourage theb uyers seal of approval! Tip of the week: When your home is listed for sale and showings start to occur, common sense tells you that the better conditioni t is in will hasten a sale. Case closed. QED. (Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty) Q uestions or comments? Email me at ask@ColdwellBankerBahamas.com. REALESTATE:CERTIFY YOUR HOME! MIKE LIGHTBOURN H H e e i i s s a a n n a a b b l l e e a a n n d d w w e e l l l l l l i i k k e e d d B B r r i i t t i i s s h h m m e e m m b b e e r r o o f f t t h h e e E E u u r r o o p p e e a a n n P P a a r r l l i i a a m m e e n n t t f f r r o o m m S S c c o o t t l l a a n n d d . A A m m e e m m b b e e r r o o f f t t h h e e G G r r o o u u p p o o f f t t h h e e P P r r o o g g r r e e s s s s i i v v e e A A l l l l i i a a n n c c e e o o f f S S o o c c i i a a l l i i s s t t s s a a n n d d D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s i i n n t t h h e e P P a a r r l l i i a a m m e e n n t t , M M a a r r t t i i n n i i s s c c o o n n c c e e r r n n e e d d t t h h a a t t t t h h e e E E U U s s h h o o u u l l d d c c o o n n t t r r i i b b u u t t e e t t o o t t h h e e i i m m p p r r o o v v e e m m e e n n t t o o f f d d e e v v e e l l o o p p i i n n g g n n a a t t i i o o n n s s . PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti GUNMEN killed an engineer supervising the building of shelters at a relocation camp for Haitian earthquake survivors, forcing construction to be suspended on part of the site, the International Organization for Migration said Saturday, according to Associated Press. The body of 42-year-old Pierre Richard Denis was found Friday on the outskirts of the quakeravaged capital near the Corail-Cesselesse relo cation camp, apparently several hours after he was shot, IOM country spokesman Leonard Doyle told The Associated Press. Denis was returning to work aboard a group taxi around 3:30 p.m. after cashing his first monthly paycheck when he was shot twice. Haitian police investigating the murder suspect the motive was robbery. A police report said the group taxi, known as a "tap-tap," was followed by unknown assailants aboard a motorcycle after Denis left a bank in Port-au-Prince. There have been no arrests made in the case. "It was a despicable act against a talented and hardworking IOM staff member totally dedicat ed to helping the earthquake victims and their families," IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said in an e-mailed statement. It is not clear if Denis, a Haitian national, was visibly identifiable as a staffer with the international organization. Some colleagues said he was wearing an IOM cap at the time, Doyle said. The camp at Corail was chosen by the Haitian government as its first official relocation space months after the Jan. 12 quake. Placed on a parcel of government-seized former sugarcane land larger than Manhattan it is home to about 7,000 people, most relocated from the Petionville Club golf-course camp in the devastated Delmas sec tion of the capital. The area was billed as a refuge from the golf course's flood-prone slopes, but was criticized by Oxfam and other aid groups for being too remote. The AP found the selected site belonged to a Haitian company whose president headed the government committee that chose it. Since then Corail's ShelterBox tents have been repeatedly battered by storms. Damage from a Sept. 24 blast of wind and rain prompted the immediate relocation of 110 families within the camp to more durable wood-and-metal transi tional shelters Denis was helping to build. IOM is suspending work at the site where Denis was supervising in the wake of the shooting. Denis leaves a wife and two children aged 8 and 11 years, IOM officials said. IOM: Engineer killed outside Haiti relocation camp

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THE Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA m andate to save persons i n distress on the sea. S olely manned and operated by volunteers, BASRA, a non-profit organisation, said it has saved many lives and been involved in thousands of rescues. C oordinating the s earch and rescue of survivors of emergency w ater landings as well as p eople who have survived t he loss of their sea-going vessel, BASRA is committed to saving the liveso f distressed seamen or airmen in the Bahamas. On a given day BASRA receives numerous calls for assistance, many from unseaworthy vessels and persons whose vess els have run into trouble a nd attempted to swim to s hore. Always on-duty and ready to help, 24h ours a day, seven days a w eek, equipped with boats, planes and communications, BASRA is the only search and rescueo rganization in The Bahamas. Even more awe inspiring is the fact thata ll of the staff are volunteers who carry out their duties without compensa tion. D onations are an e xtremely important part of the contributions that BASRA depends on to function and maintain its service in Bahamian waters. BASRA does not ask for compensationf or their life saving missions that incur many expenses. Much of the financial support to theo rganization comes by donations from all sectors of the community. They need our assistance tok eep afloat. Annual contributions make a huge difference to the running of their operation. The BASRA Ball is slated this year for Saturday, November 6, at the Old Fort Club. Although the major fundraising effort for the Association, proceeds do not generate enough funds to cover expenses, leaving the organization to depend on the help of corporate partner. One such partner for many years has been Doctors Hospital, which recently presented the Association with a cheque to assist with rescue missions. We make a sizeable donation to BASRA each year in support of the tremendous job that they do at sea. We are aware that money for rescue efforts, fuel, radios, boats, lifesaving equipment and their maintenance; the upkeep of their headquarters, etc, can be quite expensive. By adding to their fundraising efforts, we can ensure that BASRA is equipped to continue to provide life-saving emergency assistance to those persons in distress and/or stranded at sea, stated Michele Rassin, Vice President of Operations, Doctors Hospital. Their next mission may save you. You can help by volunteering your services, becoming a BAS RA member or by for warding your donation to Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue Association, PO Box SS 6247, Nassau, Bahamas. Any funds you are willing to give will be gratefully accepted. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM File a Float Plan. Always let reliable people know where you are going and when you expect to return and stick to it. Stay in the general area you gave as a destination. Make sure he or she has the name and a full description of your boat (length, hull and deck colour, number and make of engines if out-board, Bimini top, outriggers, fly-bridge, towing dingy, etc.) and the number of persons on board. Pre Departure Check. Always check the weather forecast before departure. Listen to the weather forecasts on any local radio stations. Check bilge pump, radio, anchor, and paddles etc. Consider a spare anchor and line. Know your fuel capacity and consumption at various speeds and loads. Always take enough fuel for the trip. If possible take an extra can of fuel. You may have to slow down in rough weather and take twice as long to reach your destination. Know your boat. Most newer vessels have a safety plate giving the total weight to be carried and maximum number of passengers and maximum horsepower. If you smell fuel, do not start the engine. If you are painting the bottom or putting on a canvas, consider a red colour for easy rescue visibility. It is very difficult to see a blue and white boat in a blue and white ocean. Make sure all of your safety equipment is on board before departure life jackets or life cushions, flashlight and flares, tool kit, compass, manual bilge pump, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, etc. Carry bottles of drinking water and food sufficient for all persons on board. In case of Emergency. The primary reason for capsize is overloading or improper loading. It can happen also when broaching broadside to the waves in heavy weather. If your boat turns over, stay with the boat if it does not sink. Most small boats continue to float when turned over or fill with water. There is always the temptation to swim to shore, but, when you are in the water, you cannot correctly judge the distance to shore. It is usually two or three times further than it looks. It is also far easier to see you holding on to a boat than to see a small person in the water. Have your lifejacket accessible at all times. Use your VHF radio to broadcast your distress giving an accurate location. If your radio is dead, you can split open a soda can and flash SOS using the sunlight. Hospital makes annual donation to fundraising efforts at BASRA HOSPITALDONATION: (l-r at Doctors Hospital; Chris Lloyd, operations manager at BASRA; Michele Rassin, vice-president of Operations at Doctors Hospital, makes a cheque pre-s entation to Richard Parker, Commodore of BASRA. HERE ARE LIFE SAVING TIPS FROM BASRA TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT SEA:

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The nutrients found in Centrum help promote cell health. Vitamin C found in Centrum complements vitamin E to help protect cells from free radical damage. Vitamins and minerals can unlock energy, help maintain health, and strengthen immunity. The nutrients found in Centrum, beta-carotene, selenium and vitamins C and E, are antioxidants important for maintaining healthy immune function.Consult your doctor or pharmacist.These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (U.S.treat, cure, or prevent any disease. PUBLIC Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant raised the awareness of road safety among young people during the 5th Annual National Road Safety Youth Symposium last Thursday. It is timely as it is during this early stage in their lives they are learning many new concepts and developing habits, Minister Grant said. We are also aware that our countrys future economic growth is contingent upon our youth attaining healthy adulthood thereby allowing them to make a meaningful contribution. Mr Grant said it is imperative that the present time be used to save lives and prevent injuries by instructing young people on the safe use of the streets. The symposium was organised by the Road Traffic Department; the Ministry of Works; and Chevron Bahamas Limited and held under the theme Decade of Action for Road Safety. Participants included government, private and Family Island high school students. The following topics were addressed throughout the day: Causes of Crashes and Preventative Measures, Motorcycle Safety, and Injuries Related to Traffic Crashes. Presenters were Sgt Garlon Rolle of the Traffic Division; Daniel Williams, Cedric Cash, emergency medical technician and Jerome Rolle. In attendance was Philip Turner, road traffic controller, Albie Hope, transportation specialist, Michael Hudson, road safety coordinator, Ryan Bain, district sales manager of Chevron Bahamas and Valtio Cooper, Texaco youth spokesperson. Mr Grant said safer use of s treets by young people is a major concern for The Bahamas in light of statistics that reveal that young persons under the age of 26 accounted for 50 per cent of all road traffic deaths within the last two years. O ther statistics revealed by Mr Grant indicate that 45 fatalities were recorded during 2008 of which 22 were persons up to 25 years old. Furthermore, 56 traffic fatalities were recorded in 2009 of which 29 were persons up to 25 years old. This is a most undesirable t rend, and its reversal remains a priority of the Government, said Mr Grant. It is to be noted, however, that this trend is not unique to The Bahamas as focus on this issue continues to gain momentum internationally. Mr Grant explained that the World Health Organisations 2007 Report on Youth and Road Safety listed road traffic injuries as the leading cause of death globally among 15 to 19 years old and the second leading cause of death among persons 10 to 14 years old and 20 to 24 years old. In an effort to reduce the number of road traffic related injuries and deaths globally Mr Grant said the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2011 to 2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The resolution calls for development of a Plan of Action for the decade and UN m ember states have been encouraged to set national road traffic casualty reduction targets to be achieved by the end of 2020. As a member of the UN, we therefore welcome the additional opportunities that will be presented through this Decade o f Action for Road Safety. During the 10-year period, we will further advance efforts to reduce the number of road traffic fatalities in The Bahamas, Mr Grant said. He reflected on initiatives implemented locally during the past year that play a significant role in the education of young persons on safer use of the streets. They include the relaunch of the Safe Driving Simulator Programme, the development of the new Highway Code and the introduction of the Drivers Manual. Mr Grant acknowledged and thanked Chevron Bahamas Limited, the Road Traffic Department, the National Road Safety Committee and other Government agencies that have partnered with his Ministry to host the symposium. Public Works and Transport Minister encourages road safety among youth ROADSAFETYADDRESS: Public Works and Transport Minister Neko C Grant gives the keynote address at the fifth annual national Road Safety Youth Symposium held at Workers House. L e t i s h a H e n d e r s o n / B I S ON-SONG: Students of C C Sweeting Senior High School choir, directed by Sonovia Pierre, sing the song Pay Attention during theo pening ceremonies of the fifth annual national Road Safety Youth Symposium on September 30.

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IN an age when social media dominates how the under 25-set connect, the c ountrys leading youth d evelopment programme s aid it is reinventing how it a ppeals to participants w ith a new look, upgraded w ebsite with a sign-up inquiry e-mail option, Facebook presence and plans fora DVD. The Governor-Generals Youth Award (GGYA announced its rebranding l ast week, unveiling a new b lue-and-gold style in two brochures, one for prospect ive participants, another for d onors and volunteers, and n ews that the 2010 recruitment drive is officially underway with more islandst han ever joining the popular programme. National executive director Denise Mortimer said G GYA will also continue t o make a special effort to t arget at-risk youth. GGYA has proven an i nvaluable life experience f or more than 8,000 young men and women in the Bahamas since the programme was founded originally under the moniker of the Duke of Edinburghs Award in 1976, said Ms M ortimer. Through various elements community service, p ersonal skills development, e xpeditions and recreation p articipants have learned the value of teamwork, made a difference in theirc ommunities, developed new skills they will carry with them through life and, a long the way, discovered t heir own strengths. P articipants are able to s ign up at school, through their churches or individua lly and while there are already organised GGYA groups in Abaco, Grand Bahama, Acklins Island, Andros, Crooked Island and Long Island as well as in New Providence, Ms M ortimer hopes to expand t o additional islands this year. B ut much of that d epends on individuals who s erve as volunteers, accom p anying participants on c amping trips and expedit ions and without whom the p rogramme could not operate, said Ms Mortimer. Parents are invited to get involved in the recruitment process and we plan to make presentations to PTA groups and other pare nting organisations to e ncourage participation in a mentoring or training c apacity, said Ms Mort imer. New marketing materials and a sharpened focus prepare us to introduce ourp rogramme in every island in the Bahamas by the middle of next year. In 1996, the programme was rebranded as the Governor-General's Youth Award in the Bahamas to r eflect national identity, c ivic pride, and a focus on y outh. Despite rebranding and incorporation of a newl ogo, strict adherence to the p rinciples and structure set by the International Award Association has always been maintained, spokespersonss aid. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Mercedes-Benz C-ClassYour most enjoyable drive ever.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a pleasure tobehold offering a new interpretation of d riving pleasure. Its taut lines lend it an air of effortless superiority while the wide radiator grille and distinctive rear section announce a vehicle with a real presence and dynamic personality. Few cars can compete with its ability to adjust so many facets of its character from the interior to the drive technology so quickly and precisely in response toexternal conditions and your own particular needs. The key to this flexible response is the standard-fit Agility Control Package which includes selective damping. The interior offers noticeably more space and a more distinctive atmosphere tosuit your taste. As you will see, the C-Class is the perfect embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz philosophy.Tyreflex Star MotorsWulff Road, P. O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 Fax 242.323.4667OUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPONENT NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY. 7HDFKSHRSOHKRZWR WEHKDYHE\ DQG\RXZLOOEHVXUSULVHG RIWKHLPSDFW\RXZLOO KDYHRQVRFLHW\a 4WffkFSk^ad a XRWH RIWKH ZHHN Governor-Generals Youth Award launches new look and recruitment plans G ETTING GEARED UP: P ictured (lr ) are GGYA board of trustee secret ary Rosamund Roberts and national executive director Denise Mortimer with new marketing materials geared toward prospective participants and volunteers. Revamped r ecruitment plans include a new l ook, online outreach and a slated DVD. C r a i g E l d o n f o r D P & A PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti HAITI'Scivil protection chief says five are dead and another person missing after a storm struck the country's southern peninsula, according to Associated P ress. Civil protection head Marie Alta JeanBaptiste says the deaths were caused Fri d ay in the western areas of the moun tainous southern peninsula by rushing rivers and mudslides. More than a dozen houses were struck b y a landslide. More than 300 people were evacuated from flooding rivers. Radio Kiskeya also reported damage to farms and roads. T he area was not seriously affected by the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and southeastern Haiti. H aitian officials issued a yellow alert for further flooding across the country on Saturday. More islands than ever joining programme Civil protection director: At least five dead after storm hits Haiti

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE MARISA Mason-Smith, Human Resources andT raining Manager at B ahamas Electricity Corpor ation has achieved many distinctions in the course of her career. None has made her prouder than being named Boss of the Year for 2010 byt he International Association o f Administrative Professionals, Bahamas Branch. On receiving her award, Ms Smith said, I was humbled because its a competitive and prestigious title. Ia m very honoured to have b een chosen to receive this international award. Ms Smith has good reason to be proud. The title is a much-sought after recognit ion from a highly respected body. IAAP is a non-profit association for office profes-s ionals with approximately 28,000 members and affiliates and nearly 600 chapters around the world. Its mission is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative p rofessionals by providing o pportunities for growth through education, community building and leadershipd evelopment. Ms Smith, a seasoned human resources professiona l, has a long history of cont ributions to human resources development in The Bahamas. She is a f ounding member and twoterm past president of the Bahamas Human ResourcesD evelopment Association ( BHRDA). She has held many other positions in that association, including vice p resident of programmes, public relations director and membership director. Dur i ng Smiths term in the latter position, the association grew and experienced its largest and most active pro f essional membership to date. In October 2009, she was re-elected to the execu t ive membership of the asso ciation as vice president of education. S harnette Ferguson, presid ent of the IAAP Bahamas Branch said, Mrs Marissa Mason-Smith in my estima t ion is the ultimate professional. From my first encounter with her, she hasb een consistent in her appearance, disposition and speech. Mrs Marissa Mason-S mith has always been an encourager to engage in those things which will enhance your skills as an office professional, pursue your dreams and use every opportunity as one to learns omething new. When the announcement was made at this years Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon (April 21 Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, even though we did not know who the nominees were, I was not surprised when her name was called, she is highly admired and respected within our Associ ation. In her leadership role in the BHRDA, Ms Smith pion eered the Association in qualifying, joining ando btaining international stat us with the Society of H uman Resources Management in 1988. Headquartered in Virginia, the Society has p rofessional membership of some 350,000 people. Ms Smith is the first Bahamiant o hold the position of execu tive director and area representative, an executive position on that international board. Ms Smith can boast of a highly specialised educationi n her professional field. She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. This degree w as focused on productivity m anagement in public sector organisations. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree i n Business Management (Human Resource Management concentration) from Florida Atlantic University.S he has also been the recipi ent of many certifications in the areas of business man a gement and human resources management and development. W hile studying in England, M s Smith was awarded a consultancy, whereby she worked with a team ofh uman resource professionals and consultants, to assist in the reorganisation andr estructuring of a public organisation. Currently, Ms Smith lectures part time ats everal tertiary institutions including the College of The Bahamas. Her core subjects are: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Managerial Psychology, Business Com m unication and Organisation Development and Industrial Relations. Since 2003, Marisa MasonSmith has held the position of Human Resources Manager at BEC, where she is responsible for more than 1000 employees. Prior to this appointment, she was employed with the Govern ment of The Bahamas in the Department of Public Service. Human resources manager at BEC is boss of the year TheEBSCOhost Publishing Company, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is the provider of online research databases for schools worldwide, including the Bahamas. As a result of the collaboration, students, lecturers, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals now have access to the vast library of on-line databases, which now include Health Business Elite, Medline, Nursing Reference Centre, Patient Education Reference Centre, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Rehabilitation Reference Centre and Scientific and Medical Art Imagebase. We are delighted to have all these resources, especially the ones added due to the consortium because we would not be able to afford them otherwise, explained COB Hilda Bowen Librarian, Ms. Virginia Ballance.These products are state-of-the-art. They are the same as the ones you would find in any university nursing and medical programme anywhere in the world. These are won derful resources that students can also use when practising nurses. Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals Authority staff fully endorse the collaboration, which enables various departments in New Providence and on the Family Islands to electronically access valuable medical information on patient care from an evidencebased medical database called Dynamed. This is critically important given the archipelagic nature of The Bahamas and the challenges that can sometimes occur when health providers at polyclinics in the Family Islands need ready access to important med ical information. The Department of Public Health has offices spread across The Bahamas and for physicians, nurses and anyone in the allied health field, here and in the Family Islands, to have access to these col lections of databases is wonderful, said Cheryl Thompson, Deputy Chief Health Education Officer, Department of Public Health. These databases provide current evidence-based information that can be used for planning, for developing policies and making critical decisions. Embracing its mission to support national development through education, research and innovation and service, the College will continue to encourage collaborations, which enhance training and learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff. FROM page five College of Bahamas signs historic Memorandum of Understanding B OSSOFTHEYEAR: Marisa Mason-Smith

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 11 SENATOR Allyson Mayn ard Gibson, president of t he International Womens Forum, led the largest dele gation other than the Chinese delegation to the I nternational Conference on Women in Urban Development and Commemorationo f the 15th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on Women. The conference was held f rom September 16-18 in S hanghai, China and was hosted by the All China Womens Federation (ACWF president Madam Chen Zhilli, who is also the vicechairman of the StandingC ommittee of the National Peoples Congress. Madam Chen Zhili is the third highest national office h older in government of the P eoples Republic of China. Senator Gibson also chaired the Plenary: Minis t erial and High-level Ses sion on September 17, which included, among oth e rs, the government minis ters responsible for womens affairs of Singapore, Thai land, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, M alaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, C ambodia, Brunei Darus salam and Bangladesh. A meeting was also held with Madame Chen Zhili during which, among other things, an agreement was struck as to future coopera t ion between the Interna tional Womens Forum (IWF CONFERENCE: Shown in the front row of the photo from left to r ight are a member of the ACWF; Meng Xiaosi, vice-president and m ember of the Secretariat of the ACWF; Carol Cox-Wait, a past p resident of the IWF; Chen Zhili, ACWF president, Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson; Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member oft he Secretariat of the ACWF, and Fran Streets, a past president of t he IWF. Senator leads delegation to womens conference THE Inter-American Development Bank and the United Kingdoms Department for International Development will help create a new Caribbean Competitiveness Centre at the University of the West Indies with a US$750,000 grant. The agreement was signed today by IDB Caribbean Department Manager Gerard Johnson and E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI organized by the IDB in Nassau. The Caribbean Competitiveness Centre will provide intellectual leadership on issues related to private sector development and competitiveness, said Johnson, by increasing the institutional capacity to generate and share world-class and Caribbean-specific knowledge on private sector development and competitiveness. The University of the West Indies is fully committed with strengthening research capabilities and training to support private sector development and competitiveness in the region, said Nigel Harris. The establishment of this centre will put UWI at the forefront of the debate on policies to promote private sector development. The centre will be at UWIs St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago and the Pro Vice Chancellor of Planning and Development, Bhoendradatt Tewarie,willbe its Chairman. The centre will help upgrade the technical capacity of academics and public and private sector officials in cutting edge approaches to competitiveness, business climate reforms, clustering and small and medium-sized enterprises development. am sure that the centre will establish a network of academics, policymakers and business leaders to share their reflections and ideas on how to move the region for ward, added Harris, who hailed the partnership as a great vehicle to generate new ideas and policies to improve the regions competitiveness. The University of the West Indies, as the premier autonomous regional higher education institution serving fifteen countries in the English-speaking Caribbean, is the ideal partner for such an initiative. The centre creates a timely opportunity for the regions academics, private sector executives and policy makers to access the best practices across the world on private sec tor development. The establishment of the Caribbean Competitiveness Centre is closely related to a larger initiative, Compete Caribbean, a multimillion dollar grant facility established by the Inter-American Development Bank, the UKs Department for International Development (DFID the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiativesand small and medium-sized enterprises within a compre hensive private sector development framework in the Caribbean. University of the West Indies to establish new Caribbean Competitiveness Centre

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS P AGE 12, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM for For Tickets & Table ReservationsCONTACT: Viola Heastie-Knowles E-mail: vknowles@bahamasredcross.com Elma Storr E-mail: estorr@bahamasredcross.com Tel: 323-7370/3 Fax: 323-7404SATURDAY JANUARY 29th 2011Wyndham Nassau Resort Ballroom Cable Beach Nassau, Bahamas NR36 T HE orientation process f or the BORCO Foundation Technical Welding School took place on Thursday, September 16, at the Total Education Centre in Hawksbill in Freeport. Thirty students, four of whom are women were cho s en from among 120 applicants to participate in the six-month course. T he successful students w ill be provided with an opportunity: to be certified in plate and pipe welding to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)ninth level, which also allows them to work at industrial companies; ande ach student will be provided with a coverall, boots and all equipment necessary for t he course. C lasses began on September 20 and are being held daily at the Total Education Centre, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. The course is a combination of theory and practical.T he school has a staff of three instructors and one administration person. STUDENTS WITH BORCO FOUNDATION MEMBER (l-r Jones, managing Director; Larry Russell, Geneva Rutherford, Fred Delancy. Standing (l-rD emeritte; Samuel Rigby, assistant coordinator. Thirty students are chosen for BORCOcourse

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson Newton, who together with his friend Franklin Roosevelt was reported missing, was eaten by the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna. I t is still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or d ead when he was eaten. Regarding the shark attack this weekend, Mr Engle told TheTribune he believed it was an isolated one. He said that the shark, which appeared to be yellowish brown in colour, b etween five to six feet long, was spotted only a fter the attack. Luckily we had a couple of my buddies there who helped transport her. We had to put her in a boat and then get her to a car, then on to the medical centre. Luckily everything came together. There is no threat of her losing her leg or anything. Luckily the shark bit down a couple of times and let go. The wound is bad but it could have been a lot worse, Mr Engle said,while crediting the medical personnel at Hope Town for their assistance. There has never, in recent memory, been a ny shark attack here. Sometimes these smaller sharks are a little more aggressive but we have surfed this whole area for the last 30 years and have never had a problem before. We think its an isolated event, Mr Engle said. Personally I would discourage any shark diving adventures in the Abacos or the B ahamas where they literally feed sharks to bring them in. I dont think thats a good thing for the Bahamas because these sharks can interact with other humans someplace else and expect to see food, Mr Engle said. including American actor Anthony Anderson and former presidents of Costa Rica and Ecuador. According to Mr King, the World Citizen Award is a humanitarian foundation that was launched five years ago and has become "famous for its work of recognising and honouring selected leaders from all over the world who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields while promoting the causes of peace." Mr King told TheTribune yesterday that he felt that the article had cast the King Foundation in a negative light and focused too heavily on his past. We help persons, we help organisations, we give school supplies and we give scholarships. We are not an organisation based on telling people what we do, he said. People know who Dr King is. I have made some mistakes, Im not perfect, Mr King said. s aid to be participating in the d emonstration. M eanwhile, the government is still attempting to mediate the land dispute b etween Arawak Homes and outraged homeowners,a ccording to Minister of S tate for Lands and Local G overnment Byran Woodside, who is also the MP for Pinewood. A t the same time, A rawak Homes was said to be investing all of its "time a nd focus" on completing a detailed report of alleged trespass in Pinewood Gardens. The government's decis ion follows public outcry over the legality and morali ty of actions taken by the firm against alleged trespassers. The destruction of the h ome that Frederick Wood and his wife Maria GibsonWood took over eight years to build, was said by the f irm to be the consequence of a complex process that s panned over a quarter of a c entury. In a press statement, Arawak Homes claimed thea ction was in full complia nce with the law. The company also said that the relevant parties in the demolition of the Wood home have had their day in court. Despite the strength of its legal position and in keeping with corporate policy, since 2003, Arawak has g iven the particular trespasser numerous opportunities to cooperate in curing the trespass by means other than what transpired. Residents plan Arawak Homes demonstration F ROM page one WOMAN INJUREDAFTERSHARKATTACKINTHEABACOS FROM page one FROM page one RUDY KING DEFENDS AWARD

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placed the number at 9,000. He said the reference was a consultative report on youth development produced by a government steering committee. The problem is real and it is affecting Bahamians as young as eight and nine. At that age they serve as recruits. It could start out as washing a car for $5 for a known gang member, he said. Minor chores end up being major crimes, like transporting drugs, ammunition and weapons by order of gang leaders, he said. The problem sufficiently warr ants the creation of a multidepartmental gang unit, accord ing to Pastor Reid. The idea has caught steam with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The top brass were in attendance at the YAV workshop. Commissioner Elliston Greenslade confirmed that ag ang unit has been a part of continuing discussions among his executive management team. He said they are open to the idea of establishing a gang unit as another strategy for youth intervention. The gang unit would fit into the polices over all youth strategy that includes involvement, interaction and intervention, said Mr Greenslade. It would not be based on the limited lock them up mentality held by some people. I spoke to the boys and they are just ordinary kids. These are little fellas who need mentorship. They asked me questions like if I have ever stolen something, said Mr Greenslade. They are just try ing to test you. He explained to a group of boys, suspended from H.O. Nash Junior School, that he once stole a bicycle when he was a boy in Bain Town. He said his grandmother made him take it back. We have been calling for this gang unit from thy king dom come. The authorities are either clueless, dont care or they dont live in the Bahamas. All of the different agencies should come together and form that unit, said Pastor Reid, speaking of the ministry of youth and education, the department of social services, the police, and other stake holders. Minister Grey said gang membership is broken down into several categories. Wannabes, he said, are indi viduals who imitate the behav iour of hardcore gangsters. This activity is primarily seen at the primary school and junior high school level. Periphery members are individuals who are part in and part out, or may be interested in seeking membership. Primarily seen at the junior high school level, these members are not fully entrenched in the gang, but they deal in some level of intimidation and harassment. Affiliates are the real gang bangers, said Minister Grey. This activity is seen primarily at the senior high school level. Participants at this level are believed to be committed to deviant behaviour and other criminal activity such as carrying weapons and selling drugs. Hardcore gangsters, or OGs (original gangstas life; ready to die. They are mainly out of school young men, said Minister Grey. Not all young people will admit to gang membership, said Minister Grey, but they are trained to look at the signs: graffiti in school books; body tattoos, particular ways of dressing; hair cuts; sounds; hand signals, for example. My mummy used to say stop hanging out with those bad company boys. Little did she know I was the bad company.A lot of parents they swear for their kids, but they are lost in the storm, said Minister Grey, who was one of the founding members of the Rebellion Raiders in the 1980s. The reality is a lot of our young people are good when they are home, but when they are out on the strips, they are terrorists. Personally, that is who I was. I had a split person ality almost. Respectful at home, then out on the strip doing all kinds of crazy things. A lot of parents dont see their kids as being that, he said. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM '($7+ $11281&(0(17& XUVH\:LOOLDP6WUDFKDQDJH IRUPHUO\RI5HHYHV6WUHHW)R[ +LOOGLHGDW2OG%LJKW&DW,VODQGR Q 7KXUVGD\6HSWHPEHU +HLVVXUYLYHGRQHVRQ&KDUOWRQ 6 WUDFKDQWZRVLVWHUV1HOFLWD 6WUDFKDQ6DPXHOVDQG*HQHYLHYH 6WUDFKDQVL[EURWKHUV0DUWLQ& OHPHQW-XOLDQ3KLOLS(WLHQQH DQG$OYLQ6WUDFKDQQXPHURXV QLHFHVDQGQHSKHZVLQFOXGLQJ3 HWHU$UPEULVWHURI)UHHSRUW*UDQG %DKDPD & UHPDWLRQZDVKHOG:HGQHVGD\ the PLP MP for Fox Hill Fred Mitchell, said that he and his par liamentary colleague Alfred Sears, the MP for Fort Charlotte, have been in contact with the vendors and their lawyers and were given to understand that the nine Bahamians have not yet been for mally indicted. Once the federal indictment happens, he said, it is expected that a date for a hearing will be set. Routinely, this hap pens within 30 days of an arrest. The vendors were arrested on September 15 as they waited to board a flight back to Nassau from New York. Mr Mitchell said lawyers for the nine vendors have been appointed by the court and will be paid by the State of New York. Mr Symonette also confirmed the appointment of the lawyers. These lawyers are not public defenders, but private attorneys hired by the court to represent the vendors in this case, Mr Mitchell said. According to the Fox Hill MP, the vendors are holding up well considering the circumstances, however, they are concerned about the safety and well-being of one of their group who was separated from the others and sent to a different prison. Mr Mitchell said two of the vendors, Marva and Marvette Fer guson are twins, and one of them was sent to a prison in Brooklyn, separated from her sister on the grounds that they are identical and that this poses a security risk. The others are now very concerned for her, he said. The other vendors, except who was able to meet her bond requirements, are being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in south Manhattan. The Bahamians were charged in a Manhattan court on September 2 with conspiracy to defraud the US, specifically by the traf ficking of counterfeit goods. They could face a maximum sentence of three years in prison on the charge, which came after a sixmonth long federal surveillance operation by the US Department of Homeland Security and Immigration, Customs and Enforcement. It is alleged that they went on an illegal shopping spree for counterfeit designer bags and jewellery that they intended to sell at their Straw Market stalls back home. Hundreds of counterfeit goods were allegedly found in their lug gage that had been checked on a return flight to Nassau. The vendors Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson, Marvette Ferguson, Patricia Hanna, Shamone Thompson, Margaret Pierre, Judy Duncombe and Tracy Davis have all admitted to knowing that the goods they purchased were counterfeit and/or illegal. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Con sulate General's Office in New York, is monitoring the situation and providing various levels of assistance to the vendors. FROM page one Youth gangs FROM page one Straw vendors face wait MANYHAPPYRETURNS :A huge cake is cut on Saturday at Marathon Mall, as the shopping centre celebrated its 21st anniversary. T im Clarke / Tribune staff MARATHONMALLCELEBRATES21ST ANNIVERSARY

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission f rom the daily report.$ $4.19 $4.37 $4.22 By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor Bahamas First Holdings is p rojecting an 80.5 per cent i ncrease in year-over-year n et comprehensive income to $7.598 million for its 2010 financial year, Tribune Busi ness can reveal, boosted by a forecast $2 million contribution from its new CaymanI slands acquisition. T he general insurance h olding company is also predicting that net comprehensive income will increasea gain in its 2011 and 2012 financial years, rising by 23.6 per cent year-over-year to $9.391 million in the former, and again by 5.5 per cent to $9.904 million in the latter. The projections, which Bahamas First Holdingse mphasised were not a guar anteed financial performance, were contained in t he private placement memorandum for its $15 million bond issue that was issuedt o institutional and high-net worth investors last week. Tribune Business has obtained a copy of the document for the offering, which opened on Septem ber 30, 2010, and is scheduled to close on October 15. T he memorandum Bahamas First eyes 80.5% profit growth n General insurer predicting rise to $7.598m in 2010 on back o f $2m contribution from Cayman acquisition, with 23.6% and 5.5% rises to over $9m in 2011 and 2012 n $15m bond offering memorandum reveals firm has increased GBA stake to majority 57% n General insurer planning to list bonds on BISX 12-18 months after issuance n Returns to positive internal growth in 2009, with dividend payout ratio falling from 103.9% to 77.5%, and cashflow from operating activities per share back in positive territory SEE page 4B B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor The major Nassau/Paradise Island hotels continued to see improvements in key financial indicators through August 2010, with revenues and room n ights sold some 8 per cent and 7 per cent ahead, respectively, of 2009 comparatives f or that month, with every m onth putting the industry c loser to achieving pre-September 2008 crash numbers. Robert Sands, the Bahamas H otel Associations (BHA president, said that while the resort industry was still not back to business levelss een prior to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it was enjoying consistent, steady growth when its performance was matched to 2009 numbers. I can tell you that we saw growth in both average d aily room rate and occupancy, Mr Sands told Tribune B usiness. The aggregate occupancy for August was approximately 70 per cent, compared to 66 per cent last year. Thats almost a 7 per cent increase in room nightss old, and in terms of revenue generated, an almost 8 per cent increase. When you look at the year-to-date position, August almost mirrors the aggregate for the year, 5 per centa head of last year in terms of room nights sold, and 7.7 per cent in revenue. Air arrivals to Nassau at the end of June were up almost 3 per cent. Analysing the performance of the 14 large Nassau/Par adise Island hotels included in the regular Ministry of Tourism survey, Mr Sands added: Certainly, for August we continue to see improvement, but the progress cont inues to point to stabilisation and, also, some small g rowth. Nassau/PI hotels see 8% revenue rise for August Every month putting resort industry closer to pre-recession numbers, with August occupancies 4 percent points above 2009 and room nights sold 7% ahead* Performance mirrors first eight months of 2010, with revenues up 7.7% and room nights sold ahead at 5% ROBERT SANDS SEE page 6B B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A Bahamian-owned airl ine is putting plans to begin flights to and from the US on hold for three months to see how we survive Octobera nd November, its head telling Tribune Business that private operators were beings queezed on all sides be a c ombination of fee increases and Bahamasair selling cutprice tickets. S peaking after Cat Island A ir was last week barred by the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD f rom operating from its facil i ties, due to alleged non-pay ment of various fees, Captain Randy Butler, head of Sky Bahamas, told this Airline places US expansion plans on hold Private Bahamian carrier s ays being squeezed on all sides by fee increases and Bahamasair ticket prices Says industry paying some Civil Aviation fees fors ervices it is not getting, such as Family Island security and baggage screening Suggests postponing a irport redevelopment phase two, as financial projections have changes SEE page 6B RANDY BUTLER By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor There is a large measure of confidence within the Bahamian financial services industry that this country will receive a favourable Peer Review report from the OECDs Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Tax Informa tion, one leading attorney telling Tribune Business that the process is in a way, a good thing for this nation. Brian Moree QC, senior partner at McKinney, Ban croft & Hughes, said the fact all financial centres were being assessed to the same standards when it came to the exchange of tax infor mation would benefit the Bahamas, since it would help create the level playing field environment this country had long sought on the matter, and ensure rivals interested in lower levels of compliance did not achieve a competitive advantage. Arguing that the Peer Review process was intended to determine whether countries were actually fol lowing through on their taxrelated commitments, and that paying lip service and rhetoric were no longer good enough, Mr Moree said the Bahamas was opti mistic it would fare well. This nation is currently undergoing the first round of the Peer Review process, which assesses whether it has the correct systems and structures in place to facilitate the effective exchange of tax information upon request, and Mr Moree told Tribune Business: I think theres a large measure of OECD Review a good thing for Bahamas BRIANMOREE Leading QC says process minimises chance of rivals gaining advantage through lesser compliance by holding them to level playing field commitment* Says a large measure of confidence in Bahamas financial industry that nation will pass well SEE page 5B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A Bahamian private bank has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it in the US, arguing that it has no record of the alleged $14 million account at the centre of the dispute. In their motion to dismiss an action brought against them in the Columbia District Court by a US citizen, Tonya Day, Corner Bank (Overseas and its manager, Colyn Roberts, said a comprehensive search of their records detected no trace of the purported account that the plain tiff alleged her mother had established at the bank. In their response, Corner Bank (Overseas based at 308 East Bay Street, and Mr Roberts alleged: Plaintiff claims that she is trustee and administrator of the estate of her mother, Lav era Jean Foelgner. Foelgner allegedly told plaintiff that she had set aside approxi mately $14 million for the plaintiff in an account at Corner Bank. Plaintiffs only allegations in support of the existence of the account are a claimed con versation with Foelgner and a sticker on the back of a painting bearing a number and a passBahamas bank: No record of disputed $14m trust account SEE page 5B

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I t was a moderate week of trading in the Bahamian stock market. Investors traded in five out of the 24 listed securities, with one advancer and all the other securities remaining unchanged. EQUITY MARKET A total of 67,136 shares changed hands, representing a decrease of 33,896 shares compared to the previous week's trading volume of 101,032 shares. Colina Holdings (CHL the volume leader in the week, trading a volume of 61,044 shares to see its stock price close unchanged at $2.50. Commonwealth Bank (CBL was the sole advancer in the week, trading a volume of 1,000 shares to see its share price close up by $0.32 at $6.60. BOND MARKET No notes traded in the Bahamian bond market last week. COMPANY NEWS Earnings Releases: Bahamas Waste (BWL released its unaudited financial results for the six month period ending June 30, 2010. BWL reported a net income of $218,000, a decline of $170,000 from the same period in the previous year, with its $1.2 million gross profit declining by $184,000. It was noted that while sales and services revenues of $3.7 million declined slightly by $47,000 or 1 per cent in relation to the 2009 comparative period, cost of sales increased by $137,000 or 6 per cent to hit $2.6 million. Total operating expenses of $951,000 were consistent with the same period in 2009, declining slightly by $14,000. Earnings per share for the six-month period were $0.05, compared to $0.09 in the comparative period, a decline of $0.04. Total assets and liabilities stood at $10.5 million and $1.3 million respectively at June 30, 2010, compared to $9.9 million and $952,000 at December 31, 2009. Bahamas Property Fund (BPF financials for the quarter ending June 30, 2010, reporting a net income of $442,000 a decline of $111,000 or 20 per cent compared to the same period last year. Total rental and other income of $1 million was consistent with the same quarter in 2009, increasing slightly by $49,000 quarter-over-quarter. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM $69 PARADISE ISLANDBAHAMAS 'U/LX=HOLQ/HRf+DV 029('IURPLOODJHRDGWR :LQFKHVWHUWUHHWDOPGDOH1 0LUDFXORXV&KLQHVHHGLFDO'RFWRU 6WRSDLQ,Q$LQXWHV The Bahamian producers of Islands of the World Fashion Week have establ ished two scholarships in conjunction with the intern ationally-recognised Par s ons, The New School for Design, based in New York. M odes Iles Ltd, an affiliate of Nassau-based financial services provider, the M ontaque Group, said the scholarships would allow ap romising young fashion d esigner to attend one of the m any summer programs o ffered at the institution, helping to enhance their s kills in various aspects of t he fashion industry. T he first scholarship will b e awarded to the recipient of the NextGen Designer Award competition, which is held annually during the I slands of the World Fash i on Week in November, and is selected by a panel of i nternational judges. Past recipients of the NextGen Designer Award have been Tamiko Browne of St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Darcel de Vlugt of Trinidad & Toba go. T he second scholarship, named in honour of the late Bahamian designer, Harl Tay l or, who attended the schools Fashion scholarship targeted at Bahamian RoyalFidelity Market Wrap INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOREX Rates Weekly % Change Currency CAD 0.9809 0.42 GBP 1.5825-0.03 EUR1.37952.19 Commodities Commodity Weekly%Change Crude Oil83.709.33 Gold 1,316.25 1 .40 INTERNATIONAL STOCK MARKET INDEXES IndexWeekly% Change DJIA10,829.70-0.28 S & P 5001,146.24-0.21 NASDAQ 2,370.75-0.44 Nikkei9,404.23-0.71 BOND MARKET TRADING STATISTICS BISX DESCRIPTIONVOLUME PARVALUE SYMBOL FBB13 FBB Series 0$1,000 C Notes Due 2013 FBB15FBB Series0$1,000 D Notes Due 2015 FBB17FBB Series 0$1,000 A Notes Due 2017 FBB22FBB Series0$1,000 B Notes Due 2022 E QUITY MARKET TRADING STATISTICS BISX CLOSING WKLY PRICE VOLUME YTD PRICE SYMBOL PRICECHANGE CHANGE AML$ 1.01$-4,242-13.68% BBL$ 0.18$-` 0-71.43% BOB$ 4.90$-0-16.95% BPF$ 10.63$-0-1.02% BSL$ 5.01$-0-50.20% BWL$ 3.15$-00.00% CAB$ 10.77$-07.92% CBL$ 6.60$0.321,000-5.71% CHL$ 2.50$-61,044-8.09% CIB$ 9.74$-700-2.50% CWCB $ 1.94$0.060-31.93% DHS$ 1.90$-0-25.49% FAM$ 6.07$-0-6.47% FBB$ 2.17$-0-8.44% FCL$ 5.46$-15014.47% FCLB$ 1.00$-00.00% FIN$ 8.50$-0-8.41% ICD$ 5.59$-00.00% JSJ$ 9.92$-0-0.30% PRE$ 10.00$-00.00% S EE page 8B SEE page 8B OWEN BETHEL

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E ighty per cent of the B ahamas would be submerged if predictions about increased sea levels associated with global warming c ome to fruition, the Prime M inister has warned, adding t hat this nation was the fifth m ost vulnerable in the w orld. A ddressing the InterAmerican Development Banks (IDB Regional Forum on Friday, M r Ingraham said it was critical for regional governm ents to seek resources from the organisation and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB impact of climate change. M r Ingraham said: All C aribbean Small Island D evelopment States (SIDS f ace challenges from Clim ate Change, not only b ecause so much of the economic infrastructure in our countries is located along vulnerable coastlines, but also because of wider potential damage: to fresh water l ens, with repercussions for agriculture; to marine temp eratures increases, with implications for commercial and recreational fishing; andf or stronger and more frequent storms, whose dama ge require perennial replacement of costly infras tructure. For our part, the B ahamas is the fifth-most v ulnerable country to sea level rise. Indeed, an increase in temperature of two degrees Celsius is proj ected to result in a sea level r ise of two metres. Such an e ventuality would submerge 8 0 per cent of our territor y............ As we gather here, we know that there is so much at stake for our people. I trust that our deliberations w ill be serious and focused, and that we can resolve to l eave here with a programme, fine tuned to better meet the needs of our societies and region at this diffi cult time. W arning that fiscal cons olidation would be required t hroughout the region, due t o the high levels of nationa l debt faced by many C aribbean countries, Mr Ingraham said: This year, however, is showing some improvement over last year, particularly as some member countries have begun to experience positive signs in t heir productive sectors. Commodity prices are slowly rising, and there is e xpectations that small gains i n the tourism sector will be realised as our main markets continue to exit from recession. Unemployment, however, remains stubbornly high in our region, in many cases,i n double digits hence our c hief focus on promoting e conomic growth and creati ng jobs, thereby improving the general economic welfare of our people. The employment p rospects of our citizens, the r eduction of poverty in our r egion, the rebalancing of t he fiscal circumstances of o ur governments, the mitig ation of the environmental challenges, and the overall improvement of our infrastructure, all require a r estoration of sustained growth in each of our count ries. And the Prime Minister added: While we know that growth in our region will depend on the economic f ortunes of the wider global e conomy, particularly the e conomies of the major i ndustrialised countries, we m ust ensure that our own e fforts support the fiscal, monetary and human capacities to sustain growth. I am fond of saying that in our case, tourism counts. This is increasingly true for most regional economies. T he availability of efficient and reliable energy; reliable, inexpensive communicat ions; safe and cost-effective t ransportation and other infrastructure are all critical to our tourism product. The standard of our i nfrastructure and the quality of our human resources determine our success in ani ncreasingly competitive g lobal tourism market. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM /RYH%HDFK&RWWDJH 80% of the Bahamas may be submerged HUBERTINGRAHAM

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS P AGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM revealed that the $15 million bond offering is being split into two classes, both worth $ 7.5 million, with one maturing after 10 y ears and the other after 15. The 10-year b ond will carry an interest rate coupon of Prime plus 1.75 per cent, which is currently 7.25 per cent, and the latter Prime plus 2 per cent, which is 7.5 per cent. Patrick Ward, Bahamas Firsts president a nd chief executive, did not return Tribune B usinesss phone calls seeking comment prio r to press deadline, while this newspaper w as also told that the general insurers chairm an, Ian Fair, had left the island and was likely to be gone for several weeks. B ond However, speaking to Tribune Business last month when this newspaper exclusively revealed Bahamas First Holdings plans to raise $15 million via a private placement bond issue, Mr Ward said the move was intended to bolster the companys capital p osition and enable it to exploit any opport unities that came its way. T he private placement is intended to raise c apital from targeted investors only, and is n ot a public offering, so the Bahamian publ ic should not apply. Items of interest disclosed by the offering memorandum included the predicted contribution to the companys 2010 bottom line from its acquisition of a 75.24 per cent stake in Sagicor General (Cayman Cayman First Insurance, plus Bahamas First H oldings purchase of a majority stake in Bahamian insurance agency, General Brokers & Agents (GBA Bahamas First Holdings acquired a 75.24 p er cent equity interest in Cayman First I nsurance on June 17, 2010, but the transfer of interest was effective from January 1, 2010, the insurance companys placementd ocument said. All 2010 benefits of trading inure to the Bahamas First Holdings Group, which is budgeted at $2 million net income for 2010. In August 2010, the Board of the Insura nce Commission approved Bahamas First Holdings application for the additional pur chase of 27 per cent of the shares of Gener a l Brokers & Agents (GBA As a result, Bahamas First Holdings now owns 57 per cent of the total outstanding shares of GBA. B ahamas First Holdings also served notice of an impending new listing for the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX with plans to list the $15 million worth ofb onds on the exchange some 12-18 months after issuance. The bond issue is being placed and advised by CFAL, and the offering memorandum said: As the directors do not intend to immediately list these bonds on BISX, investors should be aware that they might n ot immediately be able to readily liquidate t heir holdings. Following the closing of this offering, CFAL Securities will, on an on-going basis, facilitate the buying and selling of the secu rities in the over-the-counter market. The directors have indicated that they intend to list these bonds and their existing securities on BISX within the next 12-18 months from issuance. Bahamas First Holdings financial projections are likely to be studied with interest by rival insurance carriers and the wider industry, and are relying to a certain extent on the boost its Cayman acquisition will bring to the bottom line. The companys 2010, 2011 and 2012 net income projections are significantly ahead of t he total comprehensive net income figures recorded for 2006-2009, when they largely stayed around the $3-$4 million level, apart from 2007 when they hit $14 million large-l y due to the investment gains from its Commonwealth Bank equity holdings. Given that Bahamas First Holdings gross p remium levels have been projected to remain flat at around $100 million, the Cayman acquisition can be estimated as gener-a ting a roughly $50 million impact for the groups top-line. G ross written premiums are projected to j ump to $149.106 million this year, increasing to $152.076 million in 2011 and $155.115 million in 2012. N et premiums are forecast to hit $59.649 million in 2010, rising to $60.83 million in 2011 and $61.588 million the following year. T he same trends and patterns are forecast for total underwriting income, which is projected to hit $82.266 million in 2010, followed by successive increases to $84.098 million in 2011 and $85.437 million in 2012. As for net underwriting income, this is p rojected to strike $24.442 million in 2010, followed by $25.147 million in 2011 and $25.522 million in 2012. Cover Bahamas First Holdings said it should be able to comfortably cover its annuald ebt servicing obligations associated with t he bonds, which were expected to attract interest payments of $1.5 million during e ach of 2010, 2011 and 2012. T his was based on the companys net tech n ical results (operating income c ast at $6.006 million in 2010, followed by $6.374 million in 2011 and $6.363 million in 2 012. For each year, operating income was f our times or higher than the interest pay ments. A nd Bahamas First said its combined r atio, which measures underwriting prof i tability, was projected to rise from 68.77 per cent in 2009 to 70.29 per cent this year.T his ratio, a function of total underwriting expenses divided by total underwriting income, was forecast to remain above 70 per cent in both 2011 and 2012. In light of the improvement in the companys net income position (and, conseq uently, return on equity, and the decrease in the dividend payout ratio from 103.9 per c ent to 77.5 per cent, Bahamas First Holdings recorded a positive internal growth ratei n fiscal 2009, the offering memorandum said. Bahamas First Holdings cash flow from operating activities per share returned to positive territory at $0.09 from -$0.15 in fiscal 2008. Bahamas First eyes 80.5% profit growth F ROM page 1B

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word (though not, apparently, the name or location of a bank). Plaintiff does not allege any knowledge of a will, a ccount documents, bank statements, correspondence, or any other written confirmation of the existence of the account or plaintiffs claimed interest in the account. After Foelgners death in 2006, plaintiff began inquiring about the alleged account. A fter repeated and comprehensive record searches, Corner Bank confirmed that there was no such account at the bank. Nevertheless, plaintiff filed this lawsuit on August 2, 2010, claming that Corner Bank and Roberts had withheld her access to the alleged account. Corner Bank (Overseas erated that it had no depositors who were US citizens, corporations or trusts, or entities with US beneficiaries, adding that as a matter of policy, Corner Bank does not accept deposits from US citizens. The bank and Mr Roberts argued that the case against them should be dismissed because they were not properly served with the action, and because they had no connection or ties to the US District of Columbia. They also argued that the proper forum to hear any such action was the Bahamas, and that Days action stated a reasonable claim. In her complaint, Day alleged that her late mother accumulated the $14 million from her family's participation in the oil industry. Her mother, she claimed, told her in several conversations that she had "set certain savings aside in an account in Nassau, the Bahamas". Ultimately, Day said her mother showed her during a July 3, 2006, visit, the account number on a painting. "Although Day did not realise at the time that the word 'Corner' referred not to some street address, but was actually the bank's name, Foelgner orally repeatedly named that bank, Corner Bank, saying that at least $14 million had accumulated on account at that bank," she alleged. Dismiss And Bahamian law firm, Graham, Thompson & Company has also moved to dismiss a claim filed against it over the dispute, arguing that the plaintiff had been unable to prove her interests had been damaged by its 16-day representation. "This action arises from Graham Thompson's short 16-day (June 16-July 2, 2008 resentation in the Bahamas of plaintiff Tonya Day, a Nevada citizen, in which it wrote a letter to a Bahamian bank inquiring about an account number that allegedly belonged to Day's late mother," the Bahamian law firm and its attorneys said. "After the letter was prepared, the law firm withdrew and recommended another Bahamian law firm to represent Day. Graham Thompson transferred the complete client file and the full retainer to this other law firm. "Sixteen days of delay in 2008 did not operate to deprive Day of anything of value," the Bahamian law firm added. "The complaint does not allege any injuries from Graham Thompson's legal representation. Although the complaint asserts that Graham Thompson was privy to confidential information, it does not allege that any injury occurred as a result. Second, the complaint does not allege any injury as a result of the change in legal representation........ "The only tangible injury alleged in the complaint is that Day is being denied access to alleged funds in her mother's alleged account. Graham Thompson's actions did not cause this injury." C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ,QDQHIIRUWWRDUUHVWWKHFKURQLFGHOLQTXHQF\SUREOHP SUHVHQWO\IDFLQJWKH%DQNWKH%DKDPDV'HYHORSPHQW%DQN LVDSSHDOLQJWRDOOGHOLQTXHQWFOLHQWVDQGWKRVHFOLHQWVIRU ZKRPWKH%DQNLVSUHVHQWO\KROGLQJMXGJPHQW 'HOLQTXHQW&OLHQWVDUHDVNHGYLVLWWKHEDQNGXULQJQRUPDO EDQNLQJKRXUVRILQDQHIIRUWWRZRUNRXWD SD\PHQWRUFRQVROLGDWLRQSODQWRUHGXFHRUHOLPLQDWHWKHLU RXWVWDQGLQJDPRXQWV 7KH%DQNLVFXUUHQWO\SUHSDULQJDFWLRQDLPHGDWEULQJLQJ UHVROXWLRQWRWKHVHFDVHV&OLHQWVZLWKMXGJHPHQWVDJDLQVW WKHPDUHLQYLWHGWRYLVLWWKH%DQNWRZRUNRXWSHUPDQHQW UHVROXWLRQEHIRUHWKH%DQNPRYHVIRUIXUWKHUOHJDO DFWLRQ 3/($6(127(7+$77+,6(1'6 2&72%(5$)7(5:+,&+7+(%$1. :,//$**5(66,9(/<029(75(&29(57+( $0281767+$7$5('8( confidence within the financial services industry in the B ahamas that we will do very well as a jurisdiction under the P eer Review report. There is an expectation that our levels of compliance and steps we have taken will generally be accepted as a high lev-el of compliance, and we will end up with a favourable report. And the leading QC added: I think in a way this is a good thing for the Bahamas, because as one of the countries that i s very serious about facilitating our commitments and maki ng an extra effort to comply with the new regime the international community has imposed on all financial centres, it ensures that other jurisdictions not so committed to adherence and compliance will not have a competitive advantage over us...... It minimises the chances of other countries and jurisd ictions getting an advantage by lower levels of compliance. This Peer Review is going to be more of an advantage t han a disadvantage for us. It is going to result in a fairly cons istent means of monitoring everyones compliance, and b ecause the Peer Review committee includes other financial centres that have an interest in a level playing field, every-o ne will be judged by the same standards. Jurisdictions intended to accept lower levels of compliance adherence and compliance, and gaining some shortterm competitive advantage, its not going to happen. The rules are going to be the same, which eliminates jurisdictions gaining advantage through different levels of compliance. The first phase of the OECD 'Peer Review' programme is designed to assess whether a country has implemented the l egal, administrative and regulatory requirements to implem ent its Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA commitments. Nadia Taylor, a Higgs & Johnson attorney, a ddressing a seminar staged by the law firm earlier this y ear, said the OECDs first phase review of the Bahamas a nd the other 90 states that have agreed to implement the tax transparency and information exchange standards would "assess the quality of the legal and regulatory" architecture to implement this nation's commitments. "The Bahamas is set to undergo the phase one review in the fall of this year," she told attendees, pointing out that this nation was also one of the 30 countries appointed to the Peer R eview Group overseeing the initiative. Ms Taylor said the Peer Review Group was established "in order to ensure that commitments were not missed and e fforts were made to implement the standards" that all G2 0, OECD and international financial centres have now s igned up to. The Bahamas escaped the OECD's so-called 'grey list' in March this year by meeting the 'minimum standard' of hav-i ng 12 TIEAs in place. This nation has currently signed 22 such agreements, the last one with Canada, and the counterparties include 16 OECD and nine G-20 countries. The Peer Review takes place in two phases. The latter will a ssess whether this nation is effectively implementing its commitments, and exchanging tax information in an effec-tive manner. OECD Review a good thing for Bahamas F ROM page 1B Bahamas bank: No record of disputed $14m trust account FROM page 1B

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newspaper that the company was placing its plans for d irect flights to Cat Island, Exuma and Abaco from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on hold temporarily, until it saw how the financial situation panned o ut. What is happening is that w ere seeing one local carrier feel the crunch, and all of us are feeling it, some more than others, Captain Butler told Tribune Business. You have NAD increasing feeso n one side, Civil Aviation on the other, and Bahamasair selling ticket pricesb elow cost. T he latters actions, Capt ain Butler explained, made it impossible for Bahamian privately-owned carriers to pass on the various fee i ncreases to consumers via r ises in airline ticket prices. If they did so, business would automatically desert them and head for Bahamasair. Problem The big problem is that t he market can only bear so m uch, and if you increase f ares to deal with what is g oing on, the difference between your fare and Bahamasairs fare is so huge that they will be forced to g o back to Bahamasair, he added. We are now looking at t he numbers and seeing how we continue. We need to bea ble to maintain high service standards. Already,S ky Bahamas had reduced the frequency of its flights t o Freeport and Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, and on some days had just one flight to Cat Island. Were going to do three m onths to see how we survive September and Octob er, the Sky Bahamas head said of its decision top lace planned services to the US on hold. And Captain Butler u rged: We ask the Minister of Tourism and Aviation t o take a serious look at the i ndustry and whats going on, because one of the t hings theyre doing is charging us for services were not g etting. H e explained that B ahamian private airlines were currently beingc harged fees by the Civil Aviation Department ( CAD) for the provision of s ecurity and baggage screening services at Family Island Airports, but these were not currently being provided at many locations. Places like Andros have s ecurity people but no screening equipment, Exuma has screening equipment t hat is not working, and we g o into other islands where t here is none, Captain Butler told Tribune Business. NAD has now approved plans to increase landing fees at Lynden Pindling International Airport( LPIA) by 10 per cent as of January 1, 2011, and raise other fees by 3 per cent. U nveiling its plans to raise a dditional revenues, and e nsure it complies with the financing covenants related t o LPIA's $409.5 million redevelopment and expans ion, NAD said that apart from the landing fees increase, it is also raising terminal fees, aircraft parking fees and aircraft loading b ridge fees by some 3 per cent as of the same date. And international passenger facility user fees will rise from $20 per head to $27.5, a more than one-third increase, although NAD said LPIA's user costs will still remain below the Caribbean average. F inancial Captain Butler, though, s aid that NADs financial p rojections and the funding m odel for the $409.5 million airport project should be revised, given that they were developed prior to the credi t crunch and did not account for the recessions impact on airport users and reduced passenger numbers. He also questioned w hether, given softer-thane xpected passenger demand and lower tourist numbers, N AD should immediately move on to the second p hase redevelopment once the new US departures terminal was finished, and instead postpone this. My thing is, that if you l ook at whats happened w ith the world economy, and if the model was pre2008, adjust it and look at it, Captain Butler said. See if theres demand for Phase II. Theres no more demand for people to come here, and a lot of hotel rooms are e mpty. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 3523(57<%$5*$,1,1+($6 $ OLPLWHGQXPEHURIVLQJOH IDPLO\DQGGXSOH[ORWVLQ 6RXWKHDV(VWDWHVDW JHQHURXVO\GLVFRXQWHGSULFHV 6RXWK6HDV ZKLFKLVORFDWHGLQWKH:HVWHUQ 'LVWULFWRI1HZ3URYLGHQFHLVDQXSVFDOHZDWHUIURQW JDWHGFRPPXQLW\GHVLJQHGIRUIDPLOLHVZKRSUHIHU VDIHDQGRSXOHQWHQYLURQPHQW 6SHFLDO)HDWXUHV,QFOXGH +RXUHFXULW\ -RJJLQJDQGDWXUH7UDLOV /LJKWHG7HQQLV&RXUWV %RDUG:DON %HDFK$FFHVVIRUDOOKRPHVLWHV /DQGORFNHGPDULQDDQGFDQDOZLWK FRQQHFWLQJGHHSZDWHUFKDQQHOWR$WODQWLFFHDQ $OOORWVRIIHUHGDUHZLWKLQPLQXWHVZDONLQJ GLVWDQFHWREHDFK $OOORWVUHDG\IRULPPHGLDWHKRPHFRQVWUXFWLRQ '21,667+,6%$5*$,1 &DOOHWHU*DODQRV ),1$1&,1*&$1%($55$1*(' We see improvements this year, August over August, and when you look at where its trending, its as we had forec asted. Its positive. Certainly, we would much prefer large r increases, but the good news is there is consistent, stable g rowth. Aggregate occupancies to August 2009 were 66.7 per cent, but theyre 69.3 per cent for this year. Thats only for the major hotels on New Providence. Asked whether the resort industry was getting closer to matching pre-September 2008 business levels, Mr Sands replied: Every month puts us closer, but were still not there yet. In its latest update, the Ministry of Tourism said the sect or "can be the driving force to pull the Bahamas out of r ecession's murky depths", after 2010 second quarter and half-year arrivals increased by 12.3 per cent and 10.7 per cent respectively year-over-year, with creative marketing and strong partnerships needed to maintain the momentum. The Ministry, in its market update for the period, said 2010 first half air arrivals were ahead of 2009 comparatives by 3 per cent, with sea arrivals up by 13.8 per cent. Drawing encouragement from the 3.2 per cent growth in 2 010 second quarter stopover arrivals from the US, most of t hat growth coming in June, the Ministry of Tourism said the air visitor increase took place at a greater pace in the three m onths to end-June, as opposed to the first quarter. This was despite US economic growth slowing in the 2010 second quarter. As for Canada, stopover arrivals to the Bahamas from that market increased by 22 per cent during the 2010 second quarter, most of that growth again coming later in the period during May and June. The percentage of stopover arrivals from Canada grew more in the second quarter 2010 than in the first quarter, despite the fact that the Canadian economy had slowed s omewhat in the second quarter," the Ministry of Tourism s aid. The only market where 2010 second quarter air arrivals w as down was Europe, which dropped by 5 per cent yearover-year. "The increase in air arrivals to the destination in the first a nd second quarters of 2010 was due to a number of important factors such as the strengthening of the US economy, the strengthening of the Canadian economy, Spring-Break season, and the joint promotional efforts of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Promotion Boards and the private sector," the Ministry of Tourism said. Breaking down the data by destination, the Ministry of Tourism said stopover arrivals to Nassau/Paradise Islandw ere up by 8 per cent in the 2010 first quarter, and 3 per cent for the three months to end-June 2010. Meanwhile, Grand Bahama enjoyed something of a turn a round, reversing a 19.6 per cent fall in 2010 first quarter s topover arrivals with a 10 per cent increase in the second quarter. "The dramatic upward shift in stopover arrivals to Grand Bahama came as a result of strategic repositioning of incoming resources, namely the re-routing of the BahamasC elebration from Nassau/Paradise Island to that island," the Ministry of Tourism said. Nassau/PI hotels see 8% revenue rise for August F ROM page 1B Airline places US expansion plans on hold FROM page 1B

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Financial empowerment, plus ways in which businesspersons can better protect their assets and prevent crime in the workplace, will b e a key focus at the upcomi ng 2010 Visionary Business L eaders and Entrepreneurs Awards. The Conference scheduled for Monday, October 1 8, at the British Colonial H ilton, will be attended by b usinesspersons, managers, e ntrepreneurs and persons w ishing to start a business. T here will be a special Express Yourself Open Forum in which the busin ess community will have an opportunity to hear from the Minister of National Security, Tommy Turnquest, on t he topic of C rime in the Business Community Mr Turnquest will discuss what t he Government is doing to h elp prevent crime in the b usiness community, and also offer suggestions to businesspersons on what t hey can do to partner with law enforcement officials to p revent crime in their work environment. Persons in attendance will also have an o pportunity to ask questions of the Minister. The Minister of State for Finance, Zhivargo Laingm will also address the audience on plans the Government has to further stimul ate the economy. T he Visionary Conference h as received support from various businesses signing on as sponsors this year, including Majestic Tours, t he Bahamas Development B ank, BTC, Bahamasair, B ahamas Local.com, Echo W ater, Custom Computers, S anctuary Investments, L yford Hills, Phils Food Services, Audio Plus, Humphreys Autos, LilG iant, Spirit Gospel FM and More 94 FM. Leading T he conference will feature a number of leading businesspersons and entre preneurs, including including certified corporate image consultant, Stacia Williams, president of Total Image M anagement; veteran busin essman Gus Cartwright, p resident of Checkers Caf; Tennyson Wells, presidento f Sanctuary Investments a nd Echo Water; former Bahamas Chamber of Commerce president Dionisio DAguilar, who is the chairman of AML Foods (formerly known as Abaco Mark ets, the owners of S olomons, Cost Rite and D ominos Pizza) and president of Super Wash; marketing and advertising expert Burton Wallace, p resident of Movi Product ions; Dr Chinyere CareyB ullard, proprietor of A dvanced Family Medical C entre & Medispa; Sonia B rown, principal of Graphite Engineering; Andrew Wilson, presidento f John S. George and QBC; and Denelee E. Penn, president of Evergreen Mortuary. D eputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brent Symonette, will officially open the conference. Also in attendance will be the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, C harles Maynard. R epresentatives from l eading financial and lending institutions, including Justin Sturrup of The Bahamas Development B ank, and Jerome Gomez, a dministrator of The B ahamas Entrepreneurial V enture Fund, will be in a ttendance. V isionary Awards will be presented to Joan Albury, president of The Counsel-l ors, Pastor Silbert Mills, chief executive of The Bahamas Christian Network and Bahamas Ferries for t heir role in nation building over the years. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7B 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 $P/EYield 1.261.00AML Foods Limited1.011.010.000.2500.0404.03.96% 1 0.759.67Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.000.0130.200817.71.88% 6 .184.50Bank of Bahamas4.904.900.000.5980.2608.25.31% 0.580.18Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.1680.09018.82.86% 2.152.14Fidelity Bank2.172.170.000.0160.040135.61.84% 12.509.62Cable Bahamas10.7710.770.001.2120.3108.92.88% 2.842.50Colina Holdings2.502.500.0060,9440.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.606.600.000.4220.23015.63.48% 3.651.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.891.940.050.1110.05217.52.68% 2 .551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.1990.1109.55.79% 6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 10.208.50Finco8.508.500.000.2870.52029.66.12% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.6450.35015.13.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.000.3660.17014.93.11% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 5.595.00ICD Utilities5.595.590.000.0120.240465.84.29% 10.509.92J. S. Johnson9.929.920.000.8830.64011.26.45%1 0.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.3550.80028.28.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 1 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2010BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.83 | CHG 0.06 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.55 | YTD % -3.10BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017F INDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 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 1.55461.4905CFAL Money Market Fund1.55463.18%4.30%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. 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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 8B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Presented by: Do you know that your favourite teachers can WIN $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!Forfurtherinformationyoumayemailusat:NDTA@fidelitybahamas.com You can nominate for any one of the following categories!2Pre-school Teachers 2 Primary School Teachers 2 Junior High Teachers 2 High School Teachers 1 All Age School Teacher 1 Special Needs Educator Nominations close on October 15, 2010th The Association of International Banks & Trust Companies in the Bahamas (AIBT Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB profile of the annual Financial Services Industry Excell ence Award for the Achiever of the Year. I n addition to the recognition and awards presented in this c ategory by the BFSB, the Achiever of the Year will receive the AIBT Professional Education Prize. AIBT chairmanD avid Thain said: The AIBT has always had a strong focus o n education and the development of the local workforce. This new annual award acknowledges the importance of internationally-recognised qualifications, and will we hope encourage others to consider pursuing similar courses of study." Nominees in the Achiever of the Year category must demonstrate an outstanding work ethic and professionalismi n executing duties, and must have accomplished personal and corporate goals. The BFSB introduced its Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards in 2001 to recognise role models fort heir outstanding performance and contribution to the g rowth and development of financial services in the Bahamas. The Awards recognise the importance of quality human r esources for the success of the industry in the categories of Executive of the Year, Professional of the Year and Achiever of the Year. The programme also includes the category of Financial S ervices Development & Promotion, with an award given e ither to an individual or an institution in recognition of any entrepreneurial undertakings promoting the viability and strength of the sector. The AIBT Professional Education Prize is tuition for one of four certified programmes offered by the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services: Certified Financial Planner, C ertified Credit Professional, Certified Wealth Manager, and C ertified International Risk Manager. T he 2010 Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on Friday, October 22, in the Independence Ballroom of the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort. Financial services awards achieve higher profile U NDERREVIEW: M embers of the Working Group/Nominations Committee for the 2010 Industry Excell ence Awards are pictured reviewing the nominations in hand. Pictured standing (L to R Bahamas Real Estate Association; and Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Companies (AIBT P inder, former vhair, School of Business, College of The Bahamas. Not pictured are Andrea Saunders, B ahamas Association of Compliance Officers; Charlene Lewis-Small, CFA Society of The Bahamas; D onna Nguyen-Comito, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Herbert Cash, Bahamas Institute of Chartered A ccountants; Peggy Knowles, Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; and Roger Brown, Bahamas Insurance Association. The selection of the 2010 Industry Stars will be made by a Blue Ribbon Panel. The B FSB's annual Industry Excellence Awards Gala Dinner is scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2010. Working group assessing industry award nominees PRESENTATION: AIBT chairman David Thain presenting BFSB chief e xecutive and executive director, Wendy Warren, with the commitment letter for the Professional Education Prize. New York Summer Intensive program, then went on to graduate from the Paris program, will be established specifically for a young Bahamian designer. The recipient will be selected by an independent panel of judges at the preliminary fashion event, dubbed Runway to Fashion Week which was held yesterday at Marios Bowling & Entertainment Palace. In a joint communication, both the dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons, Simon Collins, and president of Mode les, Owen Bethel, expressed their personal support for the initiative as it displayed a confidence not only in the development of the youth and encouragement of their creative skills and dreams, but also hope for the ultimate contribution to economic development and diversification of the economies of many of the island nations around the world. Beverly Taylor, Harl Taylors mother, indicated that it is a fitting tribute to Harls legacy, as he was very concerned about the involvement and development of the youth of the country. He would be proud to see the continued affiliation of his alma mater with the development of the fashion industry in the Bahamas. Designers eligible to compete for the award will have to show to the panel of judges that they have paid close attention to creativity, expression of style, selection of fabric and colour, and quality of execution of the design. Factors such as cohesiveness, commerciality, marketability, creativity and originality, and practicality of the design, will all be taken into consideration by the panel, including the assessed potential of both the designer and the garments in the inter national fashion market. Fashion scholarship targeted at Bahamian FROM page 2B However, BPFs total expenses of $553,000 increased by $161,000 or 38 per cent quarter-over-quarter, due primarily to a combination of preference dividends and higher operating expenses in the quarter. Earnings per share for the quarter stood at $0.18 compared to $0.23 in the same quarter in the prior year. FamGuard Corporation (FAM financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2010, reporting a net income of $398,000 compared to a $1.1 million net loss during the same quarter in 2009. Total income of $24.7 million grew by $1.1 million or 5 per cent, due primarily to an increase in net premium and annuity deposits income, which rose by $1.3 million or 6 per cent over the 2009 comparative period to total $22 million in the quarter. It was also noted that total benefits and expenses of $24.1 million declined by $369,00 or2 per cent quarter-over-quarter, due to a reduction in benefit payments made during the quarter. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.04 compared to negative earnings per shareof $0.11 in same quarter in 2009. Total assets and liabilities at June 30, 2010, were $195 million and $137 million respectively, compared to $189 million and $130 million on December 31, 2009. Dividends Notes J. S. Johnson & Company (JSJ o f $0.16 per share, payable on October 15, 2010, to all ordi nary shareholders of record date October 8, 2010. RoyalFidelity Market Wrap FROM page 2B BROKER OPENS CARMICHAEL RD SERVICE CENTRE FORMAL OPENING: Nassau Underwriters Insurance Agents& Brokers Ltd (NUA mally opened its new Carmichael Road Service Cen tre. Pictured from L to R: Karen Marcel, customer service representative, Carmichael Road Service Centre; Blythe Bailey, ser vice centre supervisor, Carmichael Road Service Centre; Pamela Stuart, former director and corporate secretary; Frances McKenzie-Oliver, ser vice centre manager, Carmichael Road Service; and John Dunk ley, managing director.

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By PACO NUNEZ Tribune News Editor The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality. Arthur Schopenhauer, 1840 T H E LOGIC of this s tatement is obvious: how can a society that claims to be guided by a moral compass permit behaviour that contravenes its own standards of morality? If cruelty is wrong, how can it be permissible? Yet in many such societies not least our avowedly Christian nation the assumption that neglect, violence and torture are acceptable if directed at living things other than human beings has proven very diffi cult to overcome. Self-interest being what it is, evidence first had to emerge of the link between animal abuse and violence against humans, before a substantial reconsideration of what Schopenhauer called our unpar donable forgetfulness when it comes to animals could take place. The Bahamas seems to be fol lowing the international trend in this regard: the Animal Protection and Control Act has been welcomed as a huge step in the right direction by long-suffering animal rights advo cates, as it makes it an offence to overwork, beat or cruelly tease animals; or deprive them of water, food or shelter. It is now illegal to abandon animals, keep them confined without exercise or under unsanitary conditions; or train them to fight each oth-er. The Act creates a new board to oversee animal control matters, mandates pet ID tags and establishes an inspection regime for guard dog and animal holding facilities. It is without question a marked improvement on the woefully out dated Dog Licensing Act. But considering how widespread and severe animals cruelty is in the Bahamas, and the implications of its connection to a host of other forms of abuse, does this law go far enough? I nsight spoke with a number of a nimal rights advocates about the n ew Act, and while they would all like to see the scope of the Act broadened in some way or other, they share a fear that any complaints could drive the legislation back into the hands of the government's ponderous bureaucracy machine. There are some things we are not in agreement with," one said. "However, we feel that if we start trying to change it at this point, it will never get passed, and it has tak en 15 years to get this far with government. Many of us feel if we startt o question it now, it will be put once again on the back burner. Their fears seem well founded. Even with the full support of all interested parties, the government seems unable to get its act together: the Bill was passed by parliament on May 20, but the new committee has yet to be appointed. Once convened, the committee will be burdened with a great deal of work before the Act can be enforced, as it is disappointingly short in terms of nuts-and-bolts detail for example how the law is to be funded and applied. The Act is vague on a number of other issues as well, including the stipulations governing how animals are transported, the minimum standards of housing and care, and how animal handlers should be trained these questions being left up to the minister for clarification at some unstipulated later date. There is also concern that the new law may end up overwhelming ani mal care facilities like the Bahamas Humane Society and the Govern ment Pound, as it is felt that many people would rather surrender their pets than go through the trouble of conforming to the Act. Another unintended consequence could be that the new penalty for roaming pets could lead to more dogs ending up spending long peri o ds of time chained or tethered. Tip Burrows, general manager of the Grand Bahama Humane Soci ety, said: "As a 'humane' society, we are fundamentally against chaining animals as a means of continual confinement. Chained dogs are consis-t ently more neglected, abused and mistreated than those that are not. Chained dogs are also twice as likely to become aggressive, and become nuisance barkers." Ms Burrows said the thickness and weight of chains must be addressed, "but more important is the length of the chain, how it is attached to the dog, as too many people put the chain itself around the dog's neck." She also noted that the minimum required space of only 18 square feet for any dog is much too small unless provision is also made that the dog be exercised daily which would be virtually impossible to enforce. Ms Burrows pointed out that in addition to what is missing from the Act, there is also the question of the "exemptions" written into it. She said: "I am not sure why animals used in agriculture, or those under the care of a vet, or those used by certain government departments are exempt from animal cruelty statutes. Just because an animal is to be used for food, it should not be treated, housed or killed inhumanely. "While we would hope that veterinarians would not mistreat an ani mal in their care, I don't think anyone should get a blanket exemption. W orking dogs need protection too, and the statutes that apply to private sector working dogs should also apply to them. Overworking an animal and not taking care of it medically, physically, et cetera, should be an offence no matter who owns it. I have a huge problem with police and customs dogs being exempt as well, they should be held to the same standards, if not higher, as private dogs." Others feel the government has not done enough to ensure the content of the new law is communicated to the public carefully and emphatically. One former Bahamas Humane Society volunteer said that when details of the new law was first announced, people mistook the penalty for a pet not having proper identification $150 to $500 for a licensing fee, which led to many choosing to surrender their pets rather than part with their money. The Act stipulates that "at large" animals that are seized may be euthanised or sold. Ms Burrows said: "I assume that sold would mean adoption rather than an outright sale, but this should be clarified.Provision should be made that such animals also be sterilized prior to sale/adoption this is critical. Sending them right back out to poten tially breed does nothing to reduce our overall problem." It will be difficult to enforce the at large provision and other por tions of the Act in the Family Islands, where it is slightly unrealis t ic to expect every pet owner to be able to afford a fence. No one stopped to think about how to enforce this bill in the islands, one source said. The Act calls for an animal holding facility in each and every island some of these com-m unities cant even afford to build a school. For Bahamas Humane Society president Kim Aranha, the punishments for animal cruelty are still too soft. Cases of animal abuse, neglect, or torture, no matter how heinous, are punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or six months in prison for the first offence, and a $20,000 fine and/or a year in prison for subsequent infractions. However in the case of dog fighting, for some reason repeat offences do not attract more severe penalties. The fact that the Act does not impose mandatory prison sentences, even in the most severe instances, is also discouraging. Consider the implications of a recent case, in which a man who allowed his dog to become so malnourished that it had to be put down, was given a suspended sentence, in part to preserve his chances of landing a public service job. Mrs Aranha added that while the legislation is a big step forward, the most deeply rooted issues for example our tolerance of animal cruelty and failure to appreciate its conINSIGHT C M Y K C M Y K The Tribune INSIGHT MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 The stories behind the news THE NATURE OF THE BEAST P P A A R R T T T T W W O O S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 C C ABOVE AND BOTTOM RIGHT: Other animals are tied up and left without food or water for long periods of time. INJURED: Sick dogs are often left without medical attention.

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C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT PAGE 2C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE nection with intra-human violence cannot be addressed unless the new rules and penalties are accompanied bya long-term commitment to education and informationd issemination. O f course, this will only happen if the right people are chosen for the committee. As it stands now, the 12person board will be dominated by appointees from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Health Services. There are only two spots for representatives of animal rights groups, one for a representa tive of the Humane Society and one for a private sector person who, in the minister's opinion, possesses knowledge and skills relevant to the work of the board." The balance clearly needs to be tipped in the other direction. Having said all that, the Animal Protection and Control Act is certainly better than the legislation it has replaced, so I must repeat the most emphatic point made by the animal rights advocates who spoke to Insight: The Act should be implemented as is, as soon as possible, and any necessary changes can be made by way of amendment later. The Act cannot be enforced until Minister of Agriculture Larry Cartwright announces a date for its implementation in the official gazette. So, Mr Cartwright, please hurry up and gazette the thing. W W h h a a t t d d o o y y o o u u t t h h i i n n k k ? ? p p n n u u n n e e z z @ @ t t r r i i b b u u n n e e m m e e d d i i a a . n n e e t t T T h h e e f f i i r r s s t t i i n n t t h h i i s s s s e e r r i i e e s s o o f f a a r r t t i i c c l l e e s s [ [ h h t t t t p p : : / / / / w w w w w w . t t r r i i b b u u n n e e 2 2 4 4 2 2 . c c o o m m / / e e d d i i t t o o r r i i a a l l / / I I n n s s i i g g h h t t / / 0 0 9 9 1 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 _ I I n n s s i i g g h h t t _ o o p p i i n n i i o o n n p p g g ] ] f f o o c c u u s s e e d d o o n n t t h h i i s s c c o o n n n n e e c c t t i i o o n n b b e e t t w w e e e e n n a a n n i i m m a a l l c c r r u u e e l l t t y y a a n n d d o o t t h h e e r r f f o o r r m m s s o o f f v v i i o o l l e e n n t t c c r r i i m m e e , a a n n d d w w h h a a t t i i t t m m e e a a n n s s f f o o r r t t h h e e B B a a h h a a m m a a s s F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 C C WOUNDS from chains, ropes or collars that were too tight, or were left on for too long. This is not specifically prohibited by the Act. THE NATURE OF THE BEAST

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MOSUL, Iraq AN IRAQIgovernor and l eading Sunni politician said S unday that the nation's "last chance for democracy" could be derailed if the Shiite prime minister keeps his job despite losing to a Sunni-backed coalition in e lections seven months ago, according to Associated P ress. N inevah provincial Gov. A theel al-Nujaifi's warnings s how the serious challenges t o U.S.-led efforts at bring i ng Iraq's rival groups together in a unity government. Establishing a work able democracy in Iraq became one of the main U.S. goals of the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam H ussein. I n an Associated Press interview, the governor claimed Iraq is "headed for a dictatorship" if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki manages to hold on to powe r by making alliances with hardline Shiite factions and K urds. This is the last chance f or democracy in Iraq," alN ujaifi said in an hourlong i nterview in his office in d owntown Mosul, about 225 miles (360 kilometers northwest of Baghdad. It is Iraq's third-largest city and a former al-Qaida strong h old. His comments underscore the deep suspicions andf rustrations among Iraq's o nce-dominant Sunnis, who l ost their privileges with Saddam's fall but had hopes of regaining a significantp olitical voice after the narrow victory of a pro-Sunni coalition in March's parliamentary elections. Al-Maliki has stepped up appeals for top Sunni figures to join talks over the n ext government, but has so f ar been met with silence or d efiance. The Sunnis say t hey do not trust him. W ithout serious Sunni a llies, al-Maliki could find himself at the head of a sharply divided country struggling with issues such as reconstruction and security as U.S. force leave. "If Iraqis can't get togethe r to form a government that is in keeping with the election results, there will b e no longer any kind of s upport for democracy. And in the future there will be no desire to join the demo cratic process," al-Nujaifi s aid. The governor is part of the secular political Iraqiyac oalition that is strongly b acked by minority Sunnis. It narrowly defeated alMaliki's Shiite-led political alliance, but without enoughp arliament seats to hold a majority and form a new government. B ut al-Maliki now appears to have clinched a second term with support from hardline Shiites and p ossibly Kurdish parties. Iraqiya has said it will b oycott another al-Malikirun government, shutting o ut the Sunnis from top posts and policymaking. AlNujaifi said that Iraqiya law-m akers will oppose alMaliki's administration f rom within parliament. "This could lead to government institutions ceasing t o work they just won't function any more," he a dded. However, al-Nujaifi insiste d the political battle won't m ark a return to widespread sectarian violence, as U.S. and Iraqi officials fear. A ppearing relaxed and thoughtful during the frank talk, he maintained that "people are really tired oft hat kind of thing." In another sign of Iraq's ethnic and sectarian fault lines, officials again post-p oned a planned nationwide census from late October to Dec. 5. The count is an extremely s ensitive issue in some areas, such as Mosul and the o il-rich Kirkuk area, where Kurds and Arab are vying w ith each other for a greater voice in economic planning a nd political affairs. Mehdi al-Alak, chairman of the state statistics office,t old the AP that the Cabinet agreed to postpone the cens us to try to solve some "pending problems," but declined to elaborate. V iolence continues to take place in Iraq, although i t has sharply dipped from the mass killings betweenS hiites and Sunnis that b rought the country to the brink of civil war just a few years ago. A bomb attached to a car exploded in Baghdad killed an employee of Iraq's Agriculture Ministry on Friday,t he latest in a wave of blasts and shootings by suspected Sunni insurgents targeting security personnel or gov-e rnment workers. Iraqi police officials say the blast occurred in a most ly Sunni area of westernB aghdad. Officials at Yarmouk hospital confirmed the fatality. All officials spoke on con d ition of anonymity because they were not allowed to brief reporters. I n Baqouba, a former c enter for Sunni insurgents northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces detained the mayor's security adviser, Amer al-Taie, in an investigation on possible links with militants, said the region's police spokesman Maj. Ghalib al-Karkhi. C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT PAGE 4C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM GN-1099C.O.1883 Key Sunni: Iraq facing its last chance for democracy ATHEEL AL-NUJAIFI governor of Iraq's Ninevah province, talks to The Associated Press in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers Baghdad, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. The Iraqi governor and leading Sunni politician says democracy will be threatened if Iraq's Shiite prime min ister keeps his job. Ninevah Gov. Atheel al-Nujaifi said in an Associated Press interview Sunday that Iraq is "headed for a dictatorship" if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki secures a second term. (AP I I f f I I r r a a q q i i s s c c a a n n ' t t g g e e t t t t o o g g e e t t h h e e r r t t o o f f o o r r m m a a g g o o v v e e r r n n m m e e n n t t t t h h a a t t i i s s i i n n k k e e e e p p i i n n g g w w i i t t h h t t h h e e e e l l e e c c t t i i o o n n r r e e s s u u l l t t s s , t t h h e e r r e e w w i i l l l l b b e e n n o o l l o o n n g g e e r r a a n n y y k k i i n n d d o o f f s s u u p p p p o o r r t t f f o o r r d d e e m m o o c c r r a a c c y y . A A n n d d i i n n t t h h e e f f u u t t u u r r e e t t h h e e r r e e w w i i l l l l b b e e n n o o d d e e s s i i r r e e t t o o j j o o i i n n t t h h e e d d e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c p p r r o o c c e e s s s s . 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SAIR, West Bank ISRAELIpolice shot and killed a construction worker from this West Bank village Sunday after h e used a rope to scale a t owering wall meant to k eep Palestinians from sneaking into Israel, police and a witness said, according to Associated Press. T he victim, Izzedine K awazbeh, a 35-year-old f ather of five, was part of a g roup of Palestinian cons truction workers trying to e nter Israel without permits when he was killed in e ast Jerusalem near the West Bank separation barrier. M ost in the group were headed to construction jobs i n a Jewish neighborhood in the Israeli-annexed sector of Jerusalem the Pales-t inians want for their future state, the dead m an's cousin, Mohammed Kawazbeh, said. Despite a modest recove ry in the West Bank after years of conflict-driven d ownturn, there is still significant economic hardship. Jobs remain scarce and pay i s lower than in Israel. A workers' rights group said t housands sneak into Israel every day in search of jobs. The victim's cousin, M ohammed, 22, said his relative was shot from c lose range and without provocation. He said about 100 work ers from villages near the W est Bank city of Hebron climb over the separation barrier at a particular spoto nce a week, head for jobs o n Israeli construction sites and return to their villages for the weekend. "We climb on each oth e r's shoulders to the top of the wall, and we tie the rope, then descend to theo ther side," Kawazbeh said. "We usually choose (Saturdaybecause there are no sol diers and security. We move to a nearby place, a hill, where we stay until the morning," then travel by bus and on foot for several more hours to various con struction sites. Barrier Israel started building the separation barrier in 2002 at the height of the second Palestinian upris ing, saying it was necessary to keep Palestinian suicide bombers from entering the country. It is now about twothirds complete, running several hundred miles (kilometers in a series of concrete walls and barbed wire fences. The structure is expected to run about 480 miles, or 780 kilometers, when fin ished, but a series of legal and political considerations have held up construction in several sensitive locations. Israeli police said the Palestinians trying to enter Sunday ignored police orders to stop and fled. Butan officer caught up with Kawazbeh. Police spokesman Micky Rosen feld said he was shot after trying to grab the officer's gun, but it wasn't clear whether the officer fired or his gun discharged accidentally. The cousin denied that Kawazbeh tried to grab the gun. West Bank Palestinians must obtain special permits to enter Israel. The num ber of permits plummeted during the years of the uprising. Although the number has increased in recent years, many are still turned away. Those with out permits sometimes try to sneak in, though the sep aration barrier has made such crossings more difficult. About 20,000 Palestinian workers have entry permits to Israel and another2 0,000 have permits to work in West Bank settlements, said Salwa Alenat from Kav Laoved, anI sraeli advocacy group that assists the laborers. In addition, 10,000 to 15,000 work without permits, she said. She said workers without permits get paid less by Israeli contractors than those with permits. Mohammed Kawazbeh said he makes about 150 shekels, or $40, a day, about double the day rate for a laborer in the West Bank. He and his fellow workers often sleep outdoors or at the construction site during the week, he said. He said he did not try to obtain a permit after others in similar situations were turned down. Israel tends to give preference to mar ried, older men who are seen as less of a security risk. Kawazbeh said he and others have been unable to find jobs in their village, and have no choice but to sneak into Israel. While Israel has justified the sprawling separation barrier on security grounds, the Palestinians say the barrier steals their land because it separates them from east Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank, captured lands they seek for their future state. Also Sunday, an Israeli military court convicted two soldiers of using a 9year-old Palestinian boy asa human shield during last year's Gaza war, in the most serious conviction yet connected to soldiers' war conduct. The court said the sol diers asked the boy to open bags in a building they took over, fearing explosives were inside. The mil itary bars soldiers from using civilians as human shields. Israel has faced widespread criticism that it failed to properly investi gate alleged wrongdoing by troops during the threeweek military operation.S ome 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians. A U.N. probe accused b oth Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers of committing war crimes. Israel denies the allega tions, saying its justice sys tem is capable of conduct ing an investigation that meets international standards. The Ynet news website said the soldiers could face up to three years in prison. 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Q awasmeh, a construction worker from this West Bank village, was shot and killed by Israeli police early Sunday after using a rope to climb over a towering cement wall meant to keep Palestinians without entry permits o ut of Israel, police and a witness said. (AP Israelis kill Palestinian worker who sneaked in SALAH QAWASMEH father of 37-year-old Izzedine Qawasmeh, holds his son's portrait after he heard the news on his death at the familyh ouse in the village of Sair near the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Qawasmeh, a construction worker from this West Bank village, was shot and killed by Israeli police early Sunday after using a rope to climb over a towering cement wall meant to keepP alestinians without entry permits out of Israel, police and a witness said. (AP

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C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT T HE TRIBUNE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010, PAGE 7C TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM WASHINGTON T HEObama administration on Sunday warned Americans of potential ter-r orist threats in Europe and u rged them to be vigilant in public places, including tourist spots and transportation hubs, according to A ssociated Press. A State Department travel alert advises U.S. citizens living or traveling in Europe to take more precautions about their personal secur ity. The alert is one step below a formal travel warning advising Americans not to visit Europe. "Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affili ated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks," it said. "European governments have taken action tog uard against a terrorist a ttack and some have spok en publicly about the heightened threat condi tions." I t noted in particular "the potential for terrorists to a ttack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure." U.S. citizens should take e very precaution to be a ware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling,"t he department said. B ritain's Foreign Office upgraded its travel advice for France and Germany, warning Britons going to those countries that the threat of terrorism there is high. Before Sunday's change, the government'st ravel advice for France and Germany was that the threat from terror attacks there was "general." Risks Gemany's Interior Ministry said it saw no need to change its assessment ofr isks to the country and t here were "still no concrete i ndications of imminent attacks" there. France's interior minister said the threat of a terrorist attack isr eal but that the country is n ot raising its alert level. Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May said that the threat of terrorism in theU .K. remains unchanged at severe," meaning an attack is highly likely. U.S. and European security experts have been con-c erned for days that terrorists may be plotting attacks i n Europe with assault w eapons on public places, similar to the deadly 2008 shooting spree in Mumbai,I ndia. The terrorist threat exists, and could hit us at any moment," the French defense minister, HerveM orin, said in an interview published Sunday. "Networks organizing themselves to prepare attacks are constantly being dismantled around the w orld. It is good for the French to know this," he was quoted as saying in the daily Le Parisien. The U.S. notice said terrorists "may elect to use a v ariety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests" and noted past attacksa gainst subways, rail syst ems and aviation and mari time services. "U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be a ware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate s afety measures to protect themselves when traveling," according to the alert. T he alert fell short of a f ormal travel warning, w hich could have broader i mplications including a stronger likelihood of canceled airline and hotel bookings, and wasn'ti ntended to urge travelers to stay away from public places. Europeans and some members of the Obama administration had viewed t hat as an overreaction. Alert The alert could hurt European tourism anda ffect business travel. But there hadn't been strong opposition to the proposed a lert from European leade rs, who privately have been advised of the impendi ng action, a European official said. There are hundreds of thousands of Americans inE urope at any one time, including tourists, students and businesspeople. For insurance and liability reasons, many U.S. college and u niversity study-abroad prog rams will not send students t o countries for where a warning is in effect. U.S.. intelligence officials b elieve Osama bin Laden is behind the terror plots toa ttack several European c ities. If true, this would be t he most operational role that bin Laden has played in plotting attacks since S ept. 11, 2001. E ight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against Euro p ean cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intell igence official said Thursd ay. O ne of the Britons died in a recent CIA missile strike, he said. T he Pakistani official said the suspects are hiding inN orth Waziristan, a Paki stani tribal region where m ilitancy is rife and where the U.S. has focused many of its drone-fired missile s trikes. The US warns Americans to be vigilant in Europe FRENCH SOLDIERS patrol under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. The State Department cautioned Americans traveling in Europe to be vigilant because of heightened concerns about a potential alQaida terrorist attack aimed at U.S. citizens and Europeans. Laurent Cipriani /AP

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KABUL, Afghanistan T WOmore NATO serv ice members were killed i n weekend attacks in Afghanistan, the military coalition said Sunday as Australia's new prime mini ster vowed to A fghanistan's president t hat her country would cont inue to support the war, a ccording to Associated P ress. This has been the deadliest year for international troops in the nine-year conflict. The toll has shaken t he commitment of many NATO countries, where t here are rising calls to start drawing down troops quickly. Monthly deaths peaked in June, when 103 NATO forces were killed. A ustralian Prime Minist er Julia Gillard had a pri v ate dinner with Afghan P resident Hamid Karzai on Saturday and pledged continued backing, her office s aid in a statement Sunday. I t was her first overseas trip a s Australia's leader. Gillard underscored Australia's intention to c ontinue working with the Afghan government to help m eet its objectives to improve security, governance and development a cross the country and reiterated Australia's expectat ions of the Afghan government in the process," her office said. A ustralia has 1,550 t roops in Afghanistan, mostly in southern Uruzgan province. Twenty-one A ustralian soldiers have d ied since the war began a nd Australia's parliament i s expected to hold a debate soon on the country's role i n the war. Gillard visited Australian t roops before flying to Kabul to meet with Karzai and Gen. David Petraeus, the c ommander of NATO's troops in Afghanistan. G illard and Petraeus discussed plans for transferring the responsibility fors ecurity in Afghanistan to Afghan forces. O n Saturday, Karzai gave a rousing speech to Afghan t roops, calling on them to be ready to take charge of protecting and defendingt he nation when international troops eventually leave. "It is possible that one day this international community, which is with us today, will not see a benefit i n Afghanistan any more a nd leave us like they l eft us in the past," Karzai said Saturday. "What theni s the task of the Afghan p eople, the Afghan government and the Afghan armed forces? Maintaining and developing the nation-a l interests of our country." Asked whether the pres ident's comments indicate d a worry that NATO forces will desert Afghanistan, a Defense Ministry spokesman saidS unday that the statement simply reflected the facts that Western powers do not intend to fight herei ndefinitely. "It is not a concern; it is a reality. All countries areh ere because of their n ational interest. Once they don't see their national interest, they will leave," Gen. Mohammad ZahirA zimi told reporters in the capital. He said a push to increase the size of the Afghan army is on track, n oting that they reached a b enchmark of 134,000 sold iers about three months ahead of an October deadline, and now have 140,000a ctive soldiers with another 20,000 being trained. The ultimate goal is 240,000 troops. But the Afghan army and police are still widely seen as hobbled by a lack of e ducation, drug abuse and c orruption, raising doubts a bout whether they will really be able to take thel ead in securing the country b y 2014 as promised. While military operations are regularly described as "Afghan-led," the bulk ofr esources and strategic planning usually come from NATO forces. B oth the Afghan govern ment and its international backers therefore have been pushing for more realA fghan control of the security situation. One recent move by Karzai's administration a plan to dissolve private security firms that protect government officials, busi n esspeople and military c onvoys is already under way, officials said Sunday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, ZemeriB ashary, said the govern ment has disbanded a few security companies that were working without proper registration. N ATO did not provide t he nationalities of the late st troop deaths, in keeping with a policy to wait for national authorities tor elease information on their casualties. One of the service members died Sunday in a battle with insurgents in the north, while another was killed by a bomb attack S aturday in the south, the a lliance said. No other d etails were provided. The deaths bring to seven t he number of NATO ser v ice members killed in the first three days of October. At least 57 NATO service members were killed inS eptember, including 42 Americans, according to an Associated Press tally. N ATO also said it cap tured a key Taliban leader in southern Kandahar province and killed twos enior Taliban figures in northern Badghis province on Saturday. But the NATO successe s continue to be accompa nied by costly mistakes. Also Saturday, NATOf orces inadvertently killed a c hild and wounded an adult civilian when they fired ona suspected insurgent who they thought was about tof ire a weapon, the force said. The incident is under investigation. C M Y K C M Y K INSIGHT PAGE 8C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Two NATO service members killed in Afghanistan IN THIS handout photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, meets Corporal Craig Turnball and his Explosive Detection Dog during her visit at Multinational BaseT arin Kot in southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. Australian Department of Defence, Corporal Raymond Vance, HO /AP IN THIS photo released by Australian Department of Defence, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, right, is welcomed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai during their first official meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. Australian Department of Defence, Raymond Vance /AP Deaths come as Australian PM visits in first overseas trip

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A touch of royalty for T eam Bahamas C M Y K C M Y K MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 15 P AGES 16-18 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Vick leaves game with rib injury, doesnt return S ee page 16 BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net N EW DELHI, India Let the Games begin. After going through all of the formalities, the XIX Commonwealth Games are now underway following a colourful opening ceremony. I thought what I saw in Beijing, China, last year at the Olympic Games was impressive. B ut somebody must have gotten the Indians mad because they didnt leave any stones unturned in taking your breath away with performance after performance at the national Olympic stadium. I have to give the Indian Olympic Committee and their organising committee an A+ for what Ive seen and witnessed so far. These will have t o go down as one of the most s uccessful Commonwealth Games. Last year when I went into the Birds Nest (Olympic Sta dium) in Beijing, I was left speechless because of its unique style of creation. But credit has to be given to India for the refurbishment of their Olympic stadium, which hosted the Asian Games back in the 1980s. Looking at the track itself, you can expect some very super performances from the athletes during the athletic competition that is scheduled to run from Wednesday to October 12. When we return to the stadium on October 14 for the closing ceremonies, everybody should just name India as the champions of the games. Thats just how impressive the organisers have been in hosting the four-yearly games for the first time. While a lot of people are still trying to find out what all the fuss in the media was about before their arrival, weve seen nothing but a proud nation that has warmly welcomed the rest of the Commonwealth, from the air port to the games village to its sporting facilities. Over the past two days, I was still in awe with what I saw at the games village where for the first time in either the Olympic or the Commonwealth Games that the organisers have structured the facilities in a way that the athletes can remain right where they are and train. The boxers, cyclists and tennis players have had to leave the compound to train because there are no facilities for them at the games village. But they have all expressed a delight in what they have seen. Its all up to our athletes now to go out and perform. They looked splendid yester day in their orange Androsian print shirt with white pants a nd white or black shoes w hen they went out on the M arch pass. I also have to admit that while they have been comfortable in their environment, a lot of credit has to be given to the management team led by chef de mission Roy Colebrooke and his deputy Tim Munnings. These two men, along with track and field manager Roosevelt Thompson and cycling manager Barron Turbo M usgrove, have done a heliu m job in ensuring that any problems the athletes have faced are corrected right away. I liked the fact that the four men brought the team together in a meeting, had each other introduce themselves and they provided them with updates on all of the four disciplines that the Bahamas is entered in. It was during that meeting that a letter was read from the organising committee that praised Colebrooke for the bold stance he took during the Bahamas flag raising ceremony to encourage all of the countries to put together and give India all the support they n eed to make the games a s uccess. A t the flag ceremonies for a number of countries that I witnessed since Ive been here, the Indians have put on some spectacular cultural performances, similar to those they had at the opening ceremonies. But it showed the pride in which the people of this country have come together to make sure that we all leave with a sweet taste in our m ouths to encourage others t o come here in the future. Ive had the chance to walk around the games village and there was never a dull moment. The presence of Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Edward has certainly brought more significance to the games. The three have demonstrated the common touch that the Indi ans have given to us all as we roam around. I will certainly be looking forward to the competition over the next 11 days as our athletes compete in athletics, tennis, boxing and cycling in what I could describe as the unbelievable games. Let the unbelievable games begin... GRAND OPENING: Performers dance during the opening ceremony. (AP Photo T HE XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES NEW DELHI 2010 THE TRIBUNE BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India It was a touch of royalty for some members of Team Bahamas at the XIX Comm onwealth Games as they met up close and personal with three members of the Royal British Empire. Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, all stopped into the games village yesterday where they took the time out to interact with members of the teams before the official opening ceremonies. At the training track and field center, head coach Fritz Grant, along with athletes Jamial Rolle, Rodney Green, Adrian Griffith, Andretti Bain, LaSean Pickstock, Trevor Bar ry, Lavern Eve, Christine Amertil and assistant boxing coach Floyd Seymour were among the athletes who got the chance to shake hands and chat with the internationally acclaimed celebrities. It was a good experience for me. It was the first time for me to get so close and rub shoulders with such roy alty, Grant said. It was quite an experience and being able to just be in their presence, I thank God for the opportunity. You normally just see them on TV or in the newspapers, but being able to see the Prince and the Duchess was quite a thrill for me. Its one of those experiences that I will cherish for the rest of my life, having had the opportunity to meet them up close and talk to them. It was a very nice feeling. While the Duchess inquired from Grant about the team, Prince Charles tried to find out what the weather was like in the Bahamas compared to India. But he said although it was similar, the team did manage to get in a little early to get acclimatized. One by one, the three Royal High nesses were able to greet each athlete individually and they were able to ask one or two questions, leaving a broad smile on their faces. It was definitely a great experi ence, a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will cherish for the rest of my life, said sprinter Jamial Rolle. They basically wanted to know where we were from, what we do and how we like the facilities. I was quite thrilled to have met them. Ramon Miller, one of three quarter-milers who will be contesting the mens 400 metres, said it was a pleasure to meet them. I never thought in my lifetime that I would ever meet the Prince, Miller stated. Now I have. But hes human just like us. He walked on the same ground like us. He talked with us. Quarter-miler Christine Amertil, one of the two females on the track team, said it was quite interesting. You hear a lot about them, you see them on TV. Now you get a chance to meet them, she said They are so nice and friendly. I was quite impressed with Prince Charles knowledge of track and field. Amertil, making her third appearance at the games, said the Prince asked about the games, the facilities and their expectations for the games. But what struck her most was when Prince Charles alluded to the fact that it is better in the Bahamas, having spent some considerable time there in the past. As for Lavern Eve, the other female on the team, she said she couldnt ask for a better opportunity than to meet them all face to face. Their demeanor has been the same as Ive seen them on TV, said Eve, who will be making her fourth appearance at the games. They shook my hands. So that was awe some. They also asked me about the javelin, so we had a little conversation going on. High jumper Trevor Barry looked at it as watching a lot of history unfold before his eyes. They have had a rich tradition in the Commonwealth, he said. Its almost indescribable right now, but for my offspring, I now have something to tell them when were under the tree talking about the old days. I just cant describe it. It was a wonderful experience for me. A privilege just to be in their company. Assistant boxing coach Floyd Sey mour was a little more ecstatic. It was an awesome experience. That was Prince Charles. Come on, Eng land. Its awesome. All I can say is its awesome. I mean were from the Bahamas and to meet Prince Charles and Prince Edward and actually talk to them, every Bahamian ought to be proud to know that one day they could too. Now, after their royal greetings, the athletes say they are even more inspired to go out and compete BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India On the biggest stage of his life in front of the largest crowd ever, Valentino Knowles proudly walked into the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium carrying the Bahamian flag at the opening ceremonies for the XIX 2010 Commonwealth Games. Back at the games village, high jumper Donald Thomas and tennis players Devin Munnings and Marvin Rolle all made their entrance, albeit just hours before Rolle will have to take to the courts to compete in his first mixed doubles match today with Grand Bahamian Larikah Russell as they open competition for the Bahamas. They will be joined by Nikkita Fountain, who will play in the first singles match. Munnings, on the other hand, will have a day off to recuperate from the jetlag. Grand Bahamian Rodney Carey Jr is the last member of the team not arrived as yet. It's not certain if he will make it in time to compete in the singles. Before a near-capacity 60,000 crowd that was graced by the appearance of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, a colourful ceremony took place as more than 4,000 competitors participated from 71 countries. Knowles, who made history as the first boxer and the youngest Bahamian to carry the flag, said it was a breath-taking experience for him. "This was a big opportunity for me and it has really motivat ed me to be the flag carrier," Knowles said. "At the beginning, looking behind me in the arena and seeing all of the people, I was really shocked. But once I got out there, it was all normal." As for the ceremony itself, Knowles said it will be an event that he will remember for the rest of his life. Today, Knowles and Carl Hield are expected to go through their weigh-in and then they will know exactly when and who they will be boxing once the draw is complete. They could start as early as Tuesday. Also today, tennis will be the first discipline in action for the Bahamas as the games officially get underway. Fountain will be matched against number eight seed Marina Erakovic of New Zealand in the first round of the womens singles. Russell is also listed to compete in the singles, but coach Leo Rolle said she will definitely see her first rounda ction in mixed doubles when she teams up with his son, Marvin. Marvin Rolle and Devin Mullings arrived just as the opening ceremonies were completed. But they won't have much time to acclimatize themselves. "I have high expectations for the girls mainly because Devin and Marvin are just coming in and Rodney Carey (Jr here until tomorrow," Rolle said. "They will be jetlagged and very tired, so it will be very high for them to perform at their best in that condition. But who knows. We will see what happens when they go out there to play." The three male tennis play ers, Rolle, Munnings and Carey, were all delayed coming to India because they didn't have their visas in time to travel with everybody else. As for Thomas, he chose to stay at home for a few days before coming to India. The good thing is that he will have at least two days to adjust before the track and field competition gets underway on Wednesday. He is not expected to compete in the preliminary round with Trevor Barry until Thursday. When the track and field competition starts on Wednesday, a trio of sprinters Adrian Grif fith, Rodney Green and Jamial Rolle are expected to compete in the preliminaries of the men's 100m. Christine Amertil, one of the two females on the team, will be entered in the opening round of the 400. Cycling, the other discipline that the Bahamas will be partic ipating in, won't see any action until October 10 when the two competitors, Laurence Jupp and Rowshon Jones of Grand Bahama, will be entered in the road race. The time trials will follow for them on October 12. V alentino Knowles proudly carries the Bahamian flag ROYAL GREETINGS: Prince Edward (far left CHARLES the Prince of Wales, with some members of the Bahamas team. CAMILLA the Duchess of Cornwall, chats with Jamial Rolle.