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INS sal told: refuse
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Union leader advises
members at Broadcasting
Corporation of the Bahamas

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Officers Union
chief, Bernard Evans, advised
his union members at the
Broadcasting Corporation not
to accept the government’s
redundancy packages, which
were offered them yesterday.

Speaking with The Tribune
moments after meeting with his
members, Mr Evans said that
ZNS chairman Michael Moss
met with the entire staff of the
BCB yesterday and offered
them “separation packages.”

Giving the staff a week to
decide whether or not they will
accept the offer, Mr Evans said
the staff at the corporation’s
northern division will be given
a similar offer today.

“We are not pleased at all
with their offer. With these
tough economic times and the
fact that you are putting people
out of a job after so many years,
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etc); when you look at the aver-
age debt ratio of over $150,000
and if you are not talking pack-
ages comparative to that then
what are we talking about?” he
asked.

Mr Evans said that he has
since advised his members to
decline the government’s offers
thus far as the figures are far
from “enough.”

When pressed for specifics
in terms of dollar amounts that
some staff have been offered
at differing salary scales, Mr
Evans said that he was unable
to quote figures at this time.
However, he promised that if
it was necessary, he would
reveal these numbers later this
week.

According to a well placed
sources at the BCB, while the
line staff at the corporation may
be unhappy with the packages
offered to them, there are some
managers at the corporation
who received “some very
attractive offers.”

“At this stage, I expect that
they (government) will have
more people taking the pack-
ages than they expected.
So if they don’t be careful, this
place (ZNS) will be a ghost
town, because it looks like
everyone is signing up to take
these packages,” the source

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PROTEST: Maria Wood, whose house in Sir Lynden Pin-
dling Estates was bulldozed by Arawak Homes Limited,
speaks to the media yesterday.

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@
tribunemedia.net

“My kids can’t sleep and
can’t eat because our home
and everything in it was
destroyed and something
needs to be done,” Mrs
Wood said.

“T expect justice to be
done.

“Our laws and our law-
makers are corrupt. If you
remain down they will
with the real estate devel- keep trampling on every-
oper. body so I am calling on you

Homeowners fear they to boycott Arawak
will lose their homes after Homes.”

Frederick and Maria The grieving mother said
Wood’s house in Sir Lyn- she has heard no word
den Pindling Estates was from her MP and Minister
bulldozed by Arawak — of Lands and Local Gov-
Homes Limited on Sep- ernment Byran Woodside
tember 24. who said government

Mrs Wood cried as she would step in to mediate
spoke of the grief she and in the land dispute.
her family have endured Arawak Homes Ltd
since they lost their home maintains there is wide-
and belongings as she | spread trespass on their
claimed her property was property in the area and
destroyed without warning hundreds of people in
and left her family of six Pinewood Gardens are liv-

to now seek shelter in a
SEE page eight

two-room apartment.

ANGRY property own-
ers protested outside the
Arawak Homes office on
Shirley Street yesterday
calling for justice and secu-
rity in a bitter land dispute

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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy accused
of shooting 13-year-old Rashad
Rolle in the head three weeks ago
was arraigned on an attempted
murder charge yesterday.

The 16-year-old John Road res-
ident appeared before Magistrate

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PLP: government must do
more for straw vendors

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff
Reporter

alowe@
tribunemedia.net

TAKING credit for
the government’s deci-
sion to provide some
further help to straw
vendors detained in
New York City on
criminal charges, the
PLP yesterday said the
government must do more —
including getting bail for the
women and ultimately, trying
to get the charges against
them dropped.

While advocating that a
“vigorous national education”
campaign must be launched
to teach Bahamians of the
illegality of trading in coun-
terfeit goods and why it must
stop, the PLP proposed that
straw vendors held in the US
deserve the full support of the



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and collected 10 per
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on the knock-off
goods.

The party also
announced that it intends to
launch a “defence fund to
assist the vendors with their
expenses” in New York,
which the public will be invit-
ed to contribute to once it is
established.

Their comments were made
during a press conference in
the Opposition Committee
room at the House of Assem-
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THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL NEWS

NDP promotes ‘third choice’
next general election

Ministry reminder

for Bahamian citizens

travelling to the US

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is
reminding Bahamian citizens that a
United States visa is normally
required for travel to the US for
pleasure or business.

“The ministry has received a num-
ber of requests for assistance from
Bahamian citizens who have been
unable to return to the Bahamas in
transit through the United States
after their travel to the Caribbean,
Europe or Central America,” offi-
cials said in a statement yesterday.

“In this regard, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs wishes to bring to
the attention of Bahamian citizens
that, under the terms of the Pre-
Clearance Agreement with the Unit-
ed States of America, the holders of
Bahamian passports can travel to the
United States with a current police
certificate under the following con-
dition:

“Tf you are departing the Bahamas
through the US Customs and Bor-
der Pre-Clearance facility at the
Freeport International Airport or the
Lynden Pindling International Air-
port in Nassau; and if travelling to
the United States only.”

The ministry said the Bahamian
travelling public should note that a
valid US visa is required for travel-
ling under the following conditions:

e If you are departing the
Bahamas from an airport other than
Freeport or Nassau.

¢ If you do not clear US Customs
and Border Pre-Clearance facility at
the Freeport International Airport
or the Lynden Pindling Internation-
al Airport.

¢ If you are going on a cruise that
leaves from a seaport in the United
States or Puerto Rico. For example,
travelling to Fort Lauderdale to
board a cruise ship sailing to the
Caribbean.

e If you are travelling to the US
to connect with another flight that
will take you to another country. For
example, travelling to Miami to
board the American Airlines flight
to Trinidad and Tobago, or travel-
ling to New York to go to London, or
to Atlanta to go to Ghana.

Bahamian citizens planning to
work or study in the US also require
a visa and should apply at the
Embassy of the United States of
America at Queen Street in Nassau.

Information on the application
process can be found at the website
of the US Embassy in Nassau,
www.nassau.usembassy.gov.



for the

Voter registration
centres open
across the country

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

LEADERS of the National
Development Party reminded vot-
ers they will have a third choice in
the next general election as voter
registration opened yesterday.

Registration centres across the
country opened for voters to sign
up for the right to cast ballots in
the next election.

National Development Party
(NDP) steering committee leader
Renward Wells and his associates
greeted potential voters on the
steps of the Parliamentary Regis-
tration Department on Farrington
Road.

The next general election expect-
ed in early 2012 will be the first
for the two-year-old NDP and Mr
Wells said it marks the first time
Bahamians will have a real choice.

“We believe it marks the end of
visionless leadership for this coun-
try and we are here to encourage
the vast majority of Bahamians to
come out and let their voices be
heard,” Mr Wells said.

Mr Wells suggested only 140,000
of 150,000 registered voters cast
their ballots in the 2005 general
election because of apathy invoked
by a lack of choice between the
well-established PLP and FNM.

But in the next election he hopes
the 250,000 Bahamians eligible to
vote will be inspired to exercise
their right to choose leadership of
the country with the added choice
of the NDP by registering to vote
and casting their ballots on the day.

They should not be deterred by
the newness of the NDP as Mr
Wells said his party’s vision and
wisdom has been proven in the
governing FNM’s taking of their
advice on issues such as gambling,
property rights, education and
crime.

“They are adopting our vision
and we don’t mind because we
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“But we say they shouldn’t be
captains of the ship because they
don’t know where they want to go.

“We may not have experience in
the House of Assembly but we do
have the clean clear thinking that
can bring the Bahamas to where it
needs to be.”

Parliamentary Commissioner
Errol Bethel encouraged voters to
register early in order to avoid con-
fusion when the Boundaries Com-
mission is appointed in the run-up
to the next general election and
the Parliamentary Registrar pro-
vides the vital voter information.

Around 50 staff overseeing reg-
istration will assist voters in estab-
lishing their address in order for
the Boundaries Commission to
then determine their constituency.

However, Mr Bethel said it is up
to the voter to inform the Registrar
if they then move home prior to
the election.

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“People who have moved and
were previously registered need to
get their registration transferred.

“Sometimes we will have two
people registered at the same
house and we base that on the
information we collect.

“If we get the wrong informa-
tion there’s nothing we can do,”
he said.

Bahamians over 18 can register
at any of the six locations in New
Providence, including the Town
Centre Mall, the Mall at Marathon,
the Post Office in East Hill Street,
and post offices in Carmichael
Road, South Beach and Elizabeth
Estates, as well as the Parliamen-
tary Registration Department in
Farrington Road, from 10am to
4pm, Monday to Friday.

The National Insurance Board
office in Freeport is also accepting
registration, as well as Family
Island Administrator’s offices
across the country.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

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Why wasn’t the illegal trade stopped in 2006?

AS TO be expected the PLP are trying to
make hay from the plight of the arrested
straw vendors while the sun still shines.

They are looking to the Bahamas gov-
ernment to somehow bargain with the US
government to have the charges against the
nine Bahamian vendors — recently arrested
in New York and charged with possession of
counterfeit goods for resale at their market
stalls in Nassau — dropped.

Some of the vendors held in New York
have been quoted as admitting that they
knew the goods purchased in New York for
resale in Nassau were counterfeit, and, there-
fore, illegal. However, once they passed
through Nassau Customs they believed they
were absolved of all illegality on the paying
of Customs duty. The PLP are now trying to
make government complicit in the illegal
trade because by exacting customs duty the
government tacitly approved their sale in
the local market.

When the news first broke in Nassau of
the women’s arrest the president of the
Straw Business Persons Society said that
unless someone could provide a means for
Bahamian vendors to get the counterfeit
designer bags back in their stalls without
risking getting caught by US authorities,
“things are going to get rough for vendors
and their families.”

“Tt will,” she said, “affect the vendors
and it will affect The Bahamas. These bags
are generating a lot of funds. The whole
economy will feel it.”

This is what the tourists want — cheap
designer goods — and this is what they
should get was the opinion of many of the
vendors.

Bamboo Town MP Branville McCart-
ney, who wants a crackdown on crime, start-
ing with the petty offences, had his own
answer for such an argument. Mr McCartney
gave the case of the vendors as an example
of where the local authorities had fallen
down on law enforcement.

“For example,” he said, “with the straw
vendors recently, the fact of the matter is
what they are doing is illegal.” In his opinion
the vendors’ reasoning to continue the trade
sent a “terrible message” to the nation’s
youth.

"They also say that's what the tourists
want. Well if the tourist wants illegal drugs
are you going to give them that? If they
want you to rob a bank, you going to do
that?” asked Mr McCartney.

According to the PLP the vendors held in
the US deserve full government support —

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which incidentally they are getting — as any
illegal act that they may have engaged in
was done with the “complicity” of a Bahami-
an government that allowed them to do so in
a “government-sponsored” market and col-
lected 10 per cent customs revenue on the
knock-off goods.

Now we invite the PLP to take a step back
in time to the year 2006 — it was the five-
year era of the Christie administration. At
the end of that year Customs, Immigration
and police officers swooped on a warehouse
in East Street south. There they confiscated
a quantity of merchandise — more 5,000
Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada hand-
bags and other designer goods. Two per-
sons were charged — four years have passed
and their case is yet to be heard. The owner,
a Chinese national with Bahamian status,
pleaded ignorant — he did not know that the
mock designer goods were illegal.

This warehouse was the source of supply
for the straw vendors. In a letter written to us
yesterday, retired assistant commissioner of
police, Paul Thompson, who is still in the
police reserve, told us that at the time of
the raid he called one of his senior police
friends. He told his friend that if the police
were to do a proper job they would now
have to move on to the straw market and
clear the shelves of the same illegal goods
there. Mr Thompson was told that that was
what the police had planned to do. Howev-
er, he said, the police got a call from “a
senior official in government”, who told
them to drop the idea of a raid and give the
vendors an opportunity to sell the goods.

When nothing was done, Mr Thompson
reasoned, the vendors thought they were in
the clear and sought another outlet of pur-
chase.

This took them to New York. One of the
vendors admitted that she had been shop-
ping in New York for about four years.

If, Mr Thompson argued, the police had
been permitted to complete their job in 2006,
everyone would have known that their trade
was illegal, and the Ingraham government
would not now be in the embarrassing posi-
tion of having nine Bahamian women await-
ing trial in New York for a trade that should
have been stopped by law enforcement four
years ago.

As for the PLP we suggest they go back
to their Bible - Matthew ch. 7, v.3 — and
ponder:

“Who beholdest thou the mote that is in
they bother’s eye, but considerest not the
beam that is in thine own eye?”



Action needed.
to tackle serious
concerns of

South Andros

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Firstly, it must be point-
ed out that the contents and
motive of this letter hold no
political bias. It is apolitical.

At a recent Community
Town meeting hosted by the
South Andros Chamber of
Commerce, it was noted that
“for many decades, infra-
structural and many other
basic but essential needs of
the district and community
of South Andros have been
terribly and painfully
neglected. Far too many of
these needs still exist today.
This distasteful state of
affairs covers the span of all
political regimes and should
now be addressed with a
sense of urgency and com-
passion by the current
administration.

Our two bridges are in
awiul disrepair. They are in
a horrible and depreciated
condition, and are likely to
collapse at any moment. The
necessary and constant use
of these bridges is really a
risky and frightening expe-
rience for the travelling pub-
lic, tourists and for all vehic-
ular traffic, including our
school buses and heavy duty
equipment.

This can even lead to
deaths or a very serious acci-
dent, which can result in
lawsuits from Bahamian and
American tourists. The cen-
tral government is quite
aware of the seriousness of
the situation, and thus far
has only been giving lip ser-
vice to it and seems to be
waiting for a tragic accident
to happen. The bridges
should be repaired immedi-
ately and without further
delay!

Further, it is suggested
that once the bridges have
been repaired, a planned
maintenance programme be
developed to facilitate the
maintenance of the bridges
on an ongoing and regular
basis.

Ecotourism is one of the
island’s most fruitful indus-
tries and holds great poten-
tial for growth and further
development. The conver-
sation between the Ministry
of Tourism and others
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of direct airlift services
between Florida and South
Andros should persist in all
earnestness. Likewise, dis-
cussions at that ministry for
the infrastructural develop-
ment of Eco-tours in South
Andros should be revived
and pursued vigorously.
These proposed ventures
and projects hold much
potential for significant eco-
nomic benefits, and when
operational, would provide
employment and business
ownership opportunities.

South Androsians want to
become empowered to grow
and create things for them-
selves. Why not establish a
Campus of BTVI here?
Consideration should also
be given to establishing an
agricultural base or presence
in the district. These facili-
ties would serve to equip
many of our young minds
with the necessary technical
and vocational skills which
are critically needed, and aid
in the production and pro-
cessing of various foods. The
majority of the youthful
population in particular,
desires to live at home.
Acquiring such skills could
provide useful occupation
and opportunities at home,
and stem the constant
migration flow to an over-
populated New Providence.

The completion of under-
ground potable water infra-
structure from the govern-
ment complex to Mars Bay
continues to be a critical
need and of grave health
concern.

There is lack of security
personnel at the Communi-
ty Health Clinic in Johnson’s
Bay, and inadequate securi-
ty and maintenance person-
nel at the High School in

Johnson’s Bay. The build-
ing which is occupied by the
police and other local gov-
ernment personnel in The
Bluff is inadequate and in
need of urgent repairs.”

Fellow South Androsians,
these and other pressing
needs and concerns through-
out the district require cen-
tral government’s urgent
and remedial attention.

But we as sons and daugh-
ters of the soil — sisters and
brother, have a role to play
also. We must come togeth-
er and work together to do
some things for ourselves,
and cause some things to
happen; putting aside our
many unimportant and pet-
ty differences that divide
and enslave us and make us
easy and convenient prey for
self-serving opportunists.
The interest and well-being
of our community must
always come first.

We have helplessly
watched several homes
destroyed by fire far too
often for lack of a fire truck,
a shed and other equip-
ment? Another of these fires
happened on Saturday, Sep-
tember 18, 2010 in Dun-
combe Coppit; myself and
others were there to witness
the disaster.

Hopefully, this first thrust
would serve as the impetus
for the beginning of better
working relationships
amongst us, and for the
good and benefit of South
Andros and those of us who
live here.

We earnestly do look for
immediate attention and
action to aggressively
address and resolve some of
the above serious concerns
of South Andros.

EDMUND RAHMING Sr
President South Andros,
Chamber of Commerce,
Congo Town,

South Andros.

September 27, 2010.

Crime is out of control

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Crime is out of control. I am truly frightened. I fear we have lost

it.

Read the morning papers, most times the entire front page is neg-
ative. Watch the evening news and you get the same picture.

I respect Minister Turnquest and Commissioner Greenslade, but
what they are doing is not sufficient. The latest shooting on Bay
Street has probably hurt our tourism image more than we realise.

A few questions:

1) What happened to the anklets we were promised? Is it legal?
If so introduce them and maybe save a few lives.

2) Have we given thought to a curfew? There are different
kinds. Better some negative publicity than for crime to get com-
pletely out of control and get black listed by the USA.

3) What about bail? Can the bail act be amended to ensure

fewer criminals are on the street?

I ask you why is it taking so long to implement some of the

above?

JAMES McINTOSH
Treasure Cay,
Abaco

September 28, 2010.

same day.

Looking at the politics of power

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MR PIERRE DUPUCH'S recent letter to the editor sug-
gesting the Cabinet Ministers of a ruling party, and by extension
MPs and candidates of an Opposition Party, have no say in who
becomes the leader of a particular political party speaks vol-
umes.

The history of conventions of both major political parties in
The Bahamas shows us how it's done.

Just ask Dr Bernard Nottage for example.

Maybe Mr Tennyson Wells can also fill us in?

While the popularity of an individual does come into play,
the delegates of political parties are controlled, as a rule, by the
incumbents.

And for "Convention" to vote against the leadership of a rul-
ing party is a most unusual occurrence, in The Bahamas or else-
where.

To suggest that Cabinet Ministers have no say on who gets
the reigns of power is like believing in Bookie and Barabie.

One of the common misconceptions of politics, or more
specifically politicians, is that they abide by the Constitution of
the country or their particular political party.

After many years of front line politics, and a former Cabinet
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3



Govt holding consultations
with public on land bill

Haitian migrants |
repatriated hy —
Defence Force —
over weekend

ALARGE group of
illegal Haitian migrants
was repatriated by Immi-
gration officials over the
weekend.

Director of Immigra-
tion Jack Thompson said
his Department repatri-
ated 211 illegal immi-
grants to Haiti on Satur-
day, this included 144
individuals who were
apprehended in the Exu-
ma chain and 67 appre-
hended in New Provi-
dence. i

These individuals were :
due to be repatriated last }
Wednesday, but that
exercise was rescheduled
to Saturday due to the
inclement weather, he
said.

“The Bahamas Immi-
gration Department con-
tinues to be vigilant in its
sustained efforts to i
apprehend and repatriate ;
those attempting to enter :
the Bahamas illegally, as;
well as those residing and
working illegally in the
country,” Mr Thompson
said in a statement.

Bahamian
Forum to
concentrate —
on Baha Mar

THE newest instalment
of the Bahamian Forum
will be held tomorrow
evening at “Barnacles on
the Sea” in the Olde Town
Mall, Sandyport.

The topic of discussion
will be “Baha Mar: Yes or
no?” The guest speaker
will be Richard Coulson.

Mr Coulson is a
Bahamian who specialised
in private international
banking.

Members of the public
are invited to attend and
express their views.

The forum starts at 7pm.

Two federal
police die
in Mexico
firefight

MORELIA, Mexico

MEXICAN authorities
say two federal police and a
bystander were killed and
15 others injured in a clash
with gunmen in the western
state of Michoacan, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

The Michoacan Attorney
General's Office says the
three died Sunday night
when gunmen opened fire
on federal police patrolling
in Apatzingan, about 310
miles (500 kilometers) west
of Mexico City.

The report Monday said
police tried to stop several
vehicles of heavily armed
men, who opened fire in
response.

Seventeen agents were
injured, and two later died
from their injuries.

A woman bystander also
died at the scene, the report
said.

Michoacan is considered
a stronghold of a cartel
known as La Familia, one
of Mexico's most violent :
drug-trafficking groups. i

The Tribune wants to
hear from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an

State Minister
‘aware land is
a major issue’
for many
Bahamians

BYRAN Woodside, State
Minister for Lands and
Local Government, is hold-
ing consultations with the
Bahamian public through-
out the country on the Land
Adjudication Bill 2010.

During a recent town
meeting at the British Colo-
nial Hilton, Mr Woodside
explained that the good and
marketable title to land is
essential to economic
empowerment. He said that
is why the government is
placing before the public a
Land Adjudication Bill
which will permit the certi-
fication of free simple title
to generation lands.

Also, legislation will be
put before the public for a
Law of Property Act and
for a Registration Land
Act, he said.

Mr Woodside said he is
acutely aware that land
remains a major issue for
many Bahamians. He said
the government wishes the
public to take advantage of
the opportunity to partici-
pate in creating a legal
framework for ownership
and registration of land in
the Bahamas, including, but
not limited to generational
land.

Generation land is a
form of common property,
where several claimants
hold undivided interests in
the property, he explained.

“They derive their inter-
ests from claims of inheri-
tance from a single ances-
tor, although without the
legally prescribed proce-
dures for administering the
estates of deceased ances-
tors for generation after
generation,” Mr Woodside
said.



PUBLIC FORUM: State Minister for Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside.

There are several chal-
lenges to land administra-
tion, which include: No
marketable title for gener-
ation land; multiple owners
claiming the same land;
high proportion of land dis-
putes; unscrupulous
lawyers, and realtors; hold-
ing of land for speculative
purposes; lack of surveys
for many land parcels; pro-
hibitive cost; need for bank-
ing transparency; search by
name and not by title;
notice only given in the
Gazette; and outdated laws
and land reform needed.

Mr Woodside said the
object of the Bill is to pro-
vide a legal framework to
enable families who have
been in possession for 12
years or more of a parcel of
land of not more than one
and a quarter acres to claim
ownership of such land, and
if successful, to be granted a
certificate of title for the
land.

He told those present at
the town meeting that the
Bill provides for the
appointment of a special
adjudication officer who has
the qualifications of a
Supreme Court judge to

ascertain and record titles
throughout an adjudication
area to which the Act has
been applied.

The Bill also sets out the
procedure to be followed
by the adjudication officer
and defines his or her
duties.

“The adjudication offi-
cer will prepare notices in
respect of an area, (the)
notice will declare that all
interest in land claimed
under the provisions of the
Act will be ascertained and
recorded,” Mr Woodside
said.

“The notice will be pub-
lished in the Gazette and in
public offices and in such
other manner as the adju-
dication officer sees fit in
order to bring it to the
attention of all persons in
the Bahamas.

“Any persons who claim
an interest in land in the
area will be required to
make a claim in person or
by an agent,” he said.

All other claims for land
title is stayed unless the
adjudication officer gives
consent to proceed in writ-
ing, including applications
made under the Quicting

Title Act 1959,

The Bill also specifies the
principles to be followed in
preparing the adjudication
record and form of the
record, and provides for the
issue of a certificate when
the record is complete, Mr
Woodside said.

Also, the Bill provides
for the making of objections
and for hearing of the same,
corrections of the adjudica-
tion record and its publica-
tion after 60 days from the
publication of the notice of
completion or the determi-
nation of any objections, he
said.

The record is final and
not subject to appeal, Mr
Woodside said.

The public can read the
Bill at the government's
website, under “Bills, Laws
and Acts” and under

“Drafted, New and Amend-
ed.”










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N will urge USA to lift
blockade against Cuba

By JOSE LUIS PONCE
Ambassador of Cuba

FOR the 19th consecutive
time, on October 26, Cuba
will present for the consid-
eration of the United
Nations General Assembly
a draft resolution entitled:
“The Necessity of Ending
the Economic, Commercial
and Financial Blockade
Imposed by the United
States against Cuba”.

Last year, 187 member
states voted in favour of this
resolution; this constitutes a
true demonstration that the
battle to lift the blockade
enjoys the acknowledgment
and backing of an over-
whelming majority in the
international community.
Only United States, Israel
and Palau voted against.

Every year, member states

OPINION

have the chance to send a
response to the Secretary
General of the UN explain-
ing their agreement with the
resolution. This year the SG
received answers from 135
states — 13 more than last
year, and 11 of them were
responding for the first time.

This is another sign of
increased support for the
cause of lifting the Block-
ade.

Direct economic damage
to the Cuban people as a
result of the economic, com-
mercial and financial block-
ade by the United States
against Cuba up to Decem-
ber of 2009, according to



very conservative calcula-
tions, reaches a figure sur-
passing $100 billion — a fig-
ure that would reach almost
$240 billion if calculations
were made at the current
value of the American dol-
lar.

If we take into considera-
tion that the value of the
dollar, measured in terms of
gold prices on the interna-
tional financial market, has
decreased by more than 30
times since 1961 — when it
was set at $35 per Troy
ounce — until the close of
2009, when it surpassed the
thousand dollar mark, total
repercussions on the Cuban

A Memorial Service

for

Pastor M. Lucian Curry

of Freeport Grand Bahamas
Will be held on Thursday,
October 7th, 2010 at Christ
Community Church Bellot
Road, Nassau, Bahamas
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economy would be more
than $ 751 billion.

The economic, commer-
cial and financial blockade,
imposed by the United
States government against
Cuba continues to be the
main obstacle to the coun-
try’s economic and social
development.

Since adoption of Resolu-
tion 64/6 by the United
Nations General Assembly
on October 28, 2009, until
present, the main factors of
the blockade against Cuba
have been kept and rein-
forced, manifested in greater
economic sanctions and the
persecution of Cuban busi-
ness activities and financial
transactions.

Therefore, the policy of
economic strangulation of
Cuba by the United States
remains intact. The compli-
cated framework of laws and
legal regulations that com-
prise and sustain it has not
been dismantled. The block-
ade against Cuba continues
to be the longest and tough-
est system of sanctions that
the United States has ever
applied against any country
throughout its history.

Business

The Torricelli and Helms
Burton Acts and their extra-
territorial application con-
tinues to impede Cuba’s
business with subsidiaries of
American companies in
third countries, continues to
be the basis for threats and
the imposition of sanctions
on business people who wish
to invest in Cuba, and con-
tinues to make the maritime
shipment of goods between
Cuba and third countries
more difficult and expensive.

Just a few examples of the
extra-territorial application
of the blockade against
Cuba:

e On August 24, 2009,
OFAC fined a bank group
headquartered in Australia,
the Australia and New
Zealand Bank Group, Ltd,
a total of $5,750,000 for
involving itself in financial
transactions regarding Cuba
and Sudan.

¢ On December 16, 2009,
OFAC fined the Credit
Suisse Bank $536 million for
violating the regulations of
the blockade and making
financial transactions with
several countries sanctioned
by the United States, Cuba
being one of them.

¢ On March 19, 2010, that
same office imposed a penal
fine on the Swedish sub-
sidiary of the chemical com-
pany Innospec Inc, which is
headquartered in Delaware,
of $2,200,000 for selling a
gasoline additive to Cuba.

¢ On December 2009, the
enterprise “Komatsu Brasil
Int,” of Japanese origin,
refused to sell Cuba con-
struction machinery for $55
million through the Brazil-
ian company SURIMPEX,
because it was a subsidiary
of Komatsu Latin America,
established under the laws
of the United States.

e Cuba could no longer
buy Cytotoxic Dactino-
micine, used for treating sev-
eral forms of Cancer,
because the company
Lemery, from Mexico, was
bought by the Israeli

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Transnational company
TEVA. The same can be
said of several medicines,
directly affecting the well
being of the Cuban people.

The report by Cuba to the
United Nations Secretary
General shows many other
examples of the extra-terri-
torial application of the
blockade and of its econom-
ic and social impact on all
spheres of Cuban society.

Additionally, the present
American government, vio-
lating elementary interna-
tional norms, continues to
use political subversion as a
weapon in its confrontation
with Cuba.

With the aim of encourag-
ing subversive programmes,
a total of $40 million was
approved for the fiscal years
of 2009 and 2010.

The blockade violates
international law. It is
against the purposes and
principles of the United
Nations Charter.

It constitutes a transgres-
sion of the right to peace,
development and security of
a sovereign state. In its
essence and purposes, it is a
unilateral act of aggression
and a permanent threat
against the stability of a
country.

Violation

It constitutes a flagrant,
massive and systematic vio-
lation on the rights of an
entire people. It also violates
the constitutional rights of
the American people by
impeding their freedom to
travel to Cuba.

It also violates the sover-
eign rights of many other
states because of its extra-
territorial nature.

The government of the
United States harbours no
intention of producing any
change in its policy towards
Cuba, or of complying with
the reiterated resolutions of
the United Nations General
Assembly that request it to
put an end to the economic,
commercial and financial
blockade against Cuba.

On the contrary, the gov-
ernment of the United
States continues to firmly
adhere to unacceptable
interfering conditions and
demands as a condition for
change of policy towards
Cuba.

Despite the fact that he
had considerable political
support in Congress, the
press, public opinion and the
business sector surpassing
any preceding consensus in

28



American society — which
would have allowed him to
act with a great degree of
autonomy — President Oba-
ma has remained well below
the expectations created by
his speech regarding modi-
fying policy towards Cuba.

Here are a few examples
of actions that President
Obama could have taken to
ease the Blockade without
the authorisation of Con-
gress, using his executive
prerogatives:

¢ Eliminate or make more
flexible the prohibition
against use of the American
dollar in Cuba’s interna-
tional transactions.

e Eliminate the prohibi-
tion against use of credit
and debit cards, personal
cheques and travellers
cheques issued by banks of
the United States or third
countries.

e Authorise the importa-
tion into the United States
of medicines and medical
products made in Cuba and
the payments to corre-
sponding Cuban exporters.

e Eliminate the prohibi-
tion against Cuban enter-
prises transporting visitors
between the two countries.

e Substantially expand
the opportunities for North
Americans and foreigners
residing in the United
States to travel to Cuba,
through a wider interpreta-
tion of the 12 trip categories
established by American
law.

Furthermore, the block-
ade is morally unsustain-
able. There is no other uni-
lateral system of sanctions
being applied against any
other country in the world
for such a long period of
time and which has awak-
ened such a high level of
rejection within the inter-
national community. The
United States should uncon-
ditionally lift the blockade
without further delays.

According to polls con-
ducted by CNN, Gallup,
Insider Advantage and Orb-
itz Worldwide between
April 2009 and April 2010,
61 to 67 per cent of Ameri-
can citizens favour being
allowed to travel freely to
Cuba; 58 to 71 per cent sup-
port the re-establishment of
normal bilateral relations;
and more than 50 per cent
support the lifting of the
Blockade.

According to the real
norms of democracy, that is
a majority of the population
and their government

should listen.



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LOCAL NEWS



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FROM page one

said.

However, Mr Evans
questioned whether this
impression was wide-
spread amongst the man-
agement of the corpora-
tion.

“That is not what ’'m
hearing generally. I heard
they were also surprised
of what the government’s
offer was.

“Tf the packages are
based on your salary then
their calculations will
obviously result in higher
packages. But when you
compare that to our mem-
bers salaries of around

FROM page one

ing on their property.

Residents who have lived in
the area for years fear they
will lose their homes in the dis-
pute and around a dozen of
the 79 property owners in the
Nassau Village and Sea Breeze
Property Owner’s Association
participated in the protest yes-
terday with support from the
Justice League.

Association president Rod-

$20,000 it is nothing to well Dean said he had no
talk about,” he said. choice but to get involved and
The BCB is currently has hired attorney Carl Bethel,

chairman of the FNM govern-
ment, to represent them.

Lincoln Bain of the Justice
League said he wants to
ensure property disputes are
settled in court.

“Tf the homes are owned by
Arawak Homes they must get
justice, and if they are owned
by these people they must get
justice,” Mr Bain said.

“But it is not in the best
interest of this country to have
hundreds of homes demol-
ished.

“The courts have to be the
mediator in this.

“Once the courts decide and

undergoing a restructur-
ing exercise that is intend-
ed to reduce costs at the
BCB as it transitions to
becoming a public service
broadcaster. According to
reports it is suggested that
ZNS’ northern service be
reduced from 48 workers
to 26 and its editorial
department in New Provi-
dence from 36 to 22. The
programming department
will also be slashed from
38 to 36, radio from 23 to
11, sales and marketing
from 16 to three and
accounts from 17 to seven.

Only five of the eight give a demolition order, the
executives would remain people should be informed
at the BCB under the gov- and given the chance to vacate
ernment’s current propos- : the property and take their
al. : things.

“What the people are saying

16-year-old accused of shooting
FROM page one

Jeneane Weech-Gomez, charged with the attempted murder of
Rashad Rolle.

On September 13, the eighth grade T A Thompson Junior
High school student, was waiting at a bus stop at John Road
with other students when a fight broke out at about 4pm. A
short time later guns were fired. The boy was hit on the left side
of his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A bullet
passed through his head damaging parts of the brain that con-
trol speech and movement. Reports state however that the
Rashad is able to speak and is on the road to recovery.

The accused juvenile pleaded not guilty to the attempted
murder charge. He was represented by attorney Gregory
Hilton. Twelve witnesses are listed on court dockets. The juve-
nile was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The case has been
adjourned to October 21 when the accused is expected back in
court for a bail hearing. The trial is expected to begin on Feb-
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The Tribune understands
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Supreme Court Justice John
Lyons.

Arawak Homes president
Franon Wilson said a compre-
hensive report on the matter
will be issued on Friday.

He called a brief press con-
ference yesterday to issue a
statement refuting allegations
made in the press regarding
the recent demolition.

He said: “Arawak Homes
Ltd has watched with great dis-
may the inaccurate and bla-
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lots in Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates.

“Arawak Homes went to
considerable lengths to satisfy
itself that no one was living in
the incomplete structure that
was demolished.

“The building was not occu-
pied.

“Arawak Homes informed
the affected persons from the
time they commenced con-
struction around eight years
ago that the land was owned
by Arawak Homes.

“Over the past eight years
the company made consider-
able efforts to advise the affect-
ed persons about continuing
construction in disregard of the
court order and on land which
was not their property.”

Communication efforts were

met with hostility resulting in
criminal complaints, and still
the Wood’s were not able to
prove ownership of the land
as he said they were making
payments to an attorney and
had been promised a con-
veyance but were not in pos-
session of it.

Mr Wilson added: “The
Minister of State for Lands
Byran Woodside has been in
contact with us relative to the
desire of the state to gain a
proper understanding of the
circumstances.

“We have assured him of
our co-operation, particularly
since it is difficult for us to see
a comprehensive solution to
these challenges without
involvement of the govern-
ment.”

they are rightful property
owners have concerns of
their own.

Peter Morris, 61, and his
wife Patsy, 58, have lived near
the Wood’s former home in
Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
for 16 years and fear their fam-
ily will befall the same fate as
Mr and Mrs Wood.

“We are here to support the
association because we don’t
know when it’s our turn,” Mrs
Morris said.

Rita Thompson, 38, of Abra-
ham Street off St James Road
said Arawak Homes built two
homes on her vacant land in
Pinewood Gardens in 2006.

She said she bought the
property for $22,000 in 1996
after lawyers established the

But those who believe

100ft by 100ft property had a
clean title.

When Arawak Homes start-
ed claiming land in the area
she erected a fence around the
perimeter of her property on
the advice of her lawyer, but it
did not prevent Arawak
Homes from developing the
land and leasing it out to two
families who now live there.

“They haven’t given me any-
thing, no paperwork whatso-
ever,” Ms Thompson said.

“Tam here because Iam sick
and tired of Bahamians being
taken advantage of, especially
the poor who have worked
hard and made such sacrifices.

“We are going to protest like
this for days and months to
come because enough is
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PLP: government must do
more for straw vendors

FROM page one

liamentary caucus was out in full force to
support the statement made by Opposi-
tion spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Fox
Hill MP Fred Mitchell, and MP for Fort
Charlotte Alfred Sears.

Joined by several family members of
the nine women held, the parliamentar-
ians said that though they do not “con-
done what these vendors are alleged to
have done” they do not believe they
should be made examples of in what they
view as an attempt by the US Govern-
ment to punish the Bahamian govern-
ment for not properly protecting the
copyright of US companies.

The government released its own state-
ment yesterday morning announcing that
it had retained a United States law firm,
Hogan Lovells, to assist in matters relat-
ed to the arrest and detention of the nine
vendors. Last week Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham revealed the govern-
ment had issued a “diplomatic notice”
to the US Embassy in Nassau regarding
the matter.

However, the PLP said this still does
not go far enough. They noted in par-
ticular the difficulty vendors and their
families are having in meeting the
requirements to get bail. This includes
the provision of varying amounts of cash

and two $50,000 sureties from people
who must be American residents, along
with the ability to show that one has suit-
able accommodation in the south Man-
hattan area to reside until a trial can take
place.

“The government could help with the
accommodation, and they ought to go
further and resolve the bond issue and
see whether — since this is a government
to government issue — to see if we can’t
through the attorneys seek to get the
charges dropped.

“The argument that this is an extra-
ordinary situation, this is not like some-
one over there whose murdered some-
one, who’s peddling drugs, the fact is
that at all stages the government has
been complicit in this enterprise and so
they ought to take the extraordinary
measure to try to get the matter
resolved,” said Mr Sears, who suggested
that not only has the government con-
doned but “almost induced” straw ven-
dors to act as they are alleged to have.

Kirk Hanna, husband of Patricia Han-
na, one of the nine vendors charged after
they were arrested on September 15th
at John F Kennedy Airport, said the ven-
dors did not know that what they were
doing was illegal.

“Everytime we bring in products, we
pay the government. Why then didn’t
they step up and say ‘You're bringing

these products but they’re illegal.” How
can you reap the benefits from the prod-
ucts I bring in and then turn around and
abandon me afterwards? (How can the
government do that) when you are sup-
posed to be saying what is allowed and
what isn’t allowed?” asked Mr Hanna.

Mr Hanna, who is looking after the
couple’s two sons, aged 12 and 17, while
his wife remains incarcerated, said he
has not had much opportunity to speak
with his spouse, but in their last commu-
nication she told him she is looking for-
ward to getting back to Nassau.

“She said she was all right. She didn’t
give me any details because the calls are
monitored and she didn’t want to dis-
cuss too much on the phone. She just
told me she was okay, and she wanted to
come home.”

Meanwhile, PLP and vendors’ fami-
lies expressed concern in particular about
the status of Marva Ferguson, one of the
detained vendors, who has allegedly been
separated from the rest of the group
because of her similarity to her twin sis-
ter, Marvette, who is also being held.

Marva has been moved to a Brooklyn
remand centre, away from the south
Manhattan centre where her sister and
the rest of the group are located.

“The government must make special
representation with regard to her case,”
said Mr Sears.

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Resources is striving to enhance the ability of

Tis Ministry of Agriculture and Marine

local farmers and fishermen to fuel economic
development, and thereby improve quality of life in
the Bahamas, Minister Larry Cartwright said.

He said the ministry aims to
do this by channelling “human,
financial and technical
resources” into areas where
competitive advantage exists.

At the same time, the gov-
ernment wants to ensure that
there is a regulatory environ-
ment that will protect and pre-
serve agricultural and marine
resources for future genera-
tions.

Mr Cartwright identified the
Rapid Assessment Programme,
the Backyard Garden Pro-
gramme, the National Expo,
and the upgrade of the Down
Home Fish Fry as key initia-
tives in this effort.

Rapid Assessment is a five-
year development plan for the
agriculture and marine
resources sectors with the over-
all aim of developing sustain-
able food security.

Consideration has been given
to environmental concerns, nat-
ural disasters, trade agreements,
and improving the regulatory
and legislative framework for
the sectors, he said.

“I am pleased to say that we
are currently engaged in fur-
ther fine-tuning the plan with
considerations being given to
human resources and budgetary
requirements and to a relevant
strategy of implementation and
evaluation.

“Wednesday, August 18 was
its unveiling. We are excited
about this grand endeavour and
intend to be full partners with
the people of the Bahamas as
we take steps toward its
progress,” Mr Cartwright said.

The Backyard Garden Pro-
gramme is specifically geared
toward meeting persons at their
level of competency in back-
yard farming and offer assis-
tance with upgrading their
knowledge and skill base in this
area.

The minister said: “This has
proven to be most successful
and since its inception partici-
pants have exceeded 2,000.
Growing food from their very
own backyard has afforded per-
sons with the ability to decrease
grocery bills and in some cases
supplement incomes from sales
of goods.”

An advanced Backyard Gar-
dening Programme is currently
being considered.

The National Expo is slated
for February, 2011. It is the cul-
mination of the Family Island
Expos which were held this
year from January to May
throughout the country.

“Our National Committee is
making plans for an exciting
time and 47 participants are



Family Islands.



expected from the Family
Islands to amount to some 140
vendors in total,” Mr
Cartwright said. “Under the
theme: ‘Progressing Toward
Food Security’, all will be able
to spectate, sample and shop
for the various items offered
within the categories of orna-
mental, vegetable, root crops,
fruits, processed fruits, jams,
jellies et cetera, poultry, marine
resources or livestock.

“Awards will also be pre-
sented to those winners of the
various competitions just prior
to the commencement of the
Expo. We want the public to
make plans to attend, but you
will be hearing more about this
event in due course.”

Mr Cartwright added: “I am
pleased to say that the Down
Home Fish Fry, a site fre-
quented by Bahamians and
tourists alike, is undergoing
some infrastructural improve-
ments, one of which is the
installation of grease traps and
a new sewer system, roof
repairs, inter alia. These grease
traps should lend to an envi-
ronmentally friendly premises.

“Consideration is also being
given to upgrading the Fish and
Farm Store on Potters Cay
Dock. For Bahamians who may
not already be aware, the Fish
and Farm Store offers supplies
of fishing and farming items
used by farmers, fishermen and
the general public.”

In addition to the these ini-
tiatives, the Ministry is also
engaged in the Embryo Trans-
plant Programme, and
improvements to the Abattoir
and the Gladstone Road Agri-
cultural Complex.

The Embryo Transplant Pro-
gramme involved the implan-
tation of under-developed fer-
tilised eggs into various female
sheep and goats.

The programme has result-
ed in the successful introduc-
tion of high quality animal
genetics at a reasonable cost,
the minister said.

The minister also noted that
the Animal Control Bill was
recently passed, and said regu-
lations in respect of the bill are
currently being drafted.

“From the initiatives I have
briefly outlined it can be seen
that my ministry is forthright
in seeking to meet its mandate
and priority to the people of
the Bahamas whilst making a
dent in the challenge of food
security. And we intend to take
the Bahamian people with us
as we make big changes from
small steps,” Mr Cartwright
said.

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‘Marriage’ to
‘Pevolutionise’
Small business
levelopment —

Chamber and government
aiming to merge their
initiatives into legislation,
with emphasis on

providing support network
to improve SME ‘risk profile’
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KHAALIS ROLLE
By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor :

The Government and Cham-
ber of Commerce are working

ture approach as something
that will “revolutionise the way

development”.
Khaalis Rolle told Tribune
Business of the two parties’ dis-

thing huge. This is going to be a

huge win for the private sector

tionise the way we approach

standpoint.”
While unable to divulge

had discussed the issue with

state for finance last week, and

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$80m project plan
‘in next few days’

/ Government awaiting imminent receipt of
‘masterplan and financing’ for Cultural Village

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

A Bahamian investor

} group proposing an $80 mil-
: lion Cultural Village project
? at Arawak Cay is expected
? to present a “masterplan
? and financing” to the Gov-
} ernment within “the next
? few days”
? tourism and aviation told
: Tribune Business yesterday,
i with numerous
? investors

, the minister of

other
having also
expressed interest in the site.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-

: lace said Gerald Strachan,
, : ? president and chief execu-
sete Gerry ee: tive af Cultural Village
concepts” into the Small and }
Medium-Sized Business Devel- : ° :
opment Act, the latter’s presi- | ivestors were readying to

dent describing the joint ven- }

‘Catching Almighty

we approach small business }

Hell from 15-18%

cussions: “Tt’s going to be some- }

revenue declines

and small and medium-sized :
enterprises. This will revolu- ; : ;
oS : * Former Chamber chief says Bahamian
small business development : ‘ : '
: businesses in Robinson Road and the Grove

from the private sector stand- }
point and the public sector }

: areas being ‘strangled’ by tactic of carrying out
: all roadworks at same time

details, Mr Rolle confirmed he : ; : :
the issu : * Area turned into ‘huge parking lot’ deterring
Zhivargo Laing, minister of }
: customers, and adds that Town Centre Mall
: firms seeing 10-20% sales decreases

: * Urges ‘Someone please here our prayers’,

and calls for PM to ‘take charge’

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

(Bahamas), and his fellow

Bahamian-owned business-

? es in the Grove and Robin-
? son Road areas are being

“strangled” and “catching

i Almighty Hell” as a result of
? the decision to carry out mul-
? tiple roadworks at the same
? time, a former Chamber of
: Commerce president yester-
? day saying two of his outlets
? had seen sales drop 15-18 per
? cent as a result.

Dionisio D’ Aguilar, presi-

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firmed. “I know Gerry and
his group are quite ready to
do that, so we’re expecting
them to come through in the
next few days. It’s certainly
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after initial hold-up over bonded goods sales reports
* Minister and firm’s attorney optimistic lasting
solution acceptable to all can be found

* Freeport tax regime described as de factor VAT,
and potential ‘model’ for whole Bahamas, relieving
firms of up front tax burden associated with
inventory imports

* Government still earning over $100m per year
from Freeport

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Customs is releasing eight
trailers belonging to a leading
wholesaler after the Govern-
ment determined their deten-
tion had no connection to a dis-
pute between the two sides, it
was confirmed yesterday, the
firm’s attorney telling Tribune
Business that Freeport’s prac-
tice of post-paying duties due
to the Government was a “mod-
el” that could be adopted by the
entire Bahamas.

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maximise
firm results

Speakers including the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce’s president and NIB director
Algernon Cargill will address a seminar this
Thursday that is designed to enhance the oper-
ations/management of small Bahamian busi-

nesses.

The seminar, called Maximising Your Busi-
ness Performance and being staged by Diver-
sified Business & Accounting (DBA), will be
held at the British Colonial Hilton.

Apart from Khaalis Rolle, who will be
speaking on trade and industry opportunities,
and Mr Cargill, the speaker line-up will also



PATRICK SMITH

feature Jerome Gomez, administrator of the
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund. He
will give an insight into the funding of new
ventures and business expansion.

Other speakers will include Hubert

Edwards, senior manager of corporate finance

at Bank of the Bahamas, and Yvette Bethel,
president of Organisational Soul.

DBA’s president, Patrick Smith, said the
company was formed to help other firms devel-
op their operations by providing management
accounting support and general business con-
sulting services.

Customs backs down on
firm’s trailers release

FROM page 1B

Speaking to this newspaper
after Zhivargo Laing, minister
of state for finance, had con-
firmed that Customs was now
clearing the eight trailers it had
detained after Kelly’s
(Freeport) refused to submit a
‘bonded goods sales report’ to
it, Fred Smith QC urged all par-
ties to negotiate a comprehen-
sive, lasting solution to the
issue.

The Callender’s & Co attor-
ney and partner, pointing out
that the Government still
earned - for little outlay by itself
- more than $100 million in tax
revenue from Freeport per
annum, said the practice where
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) licencees collected
duty on products sold to non-
licencees after the sale, then
remitted the proceeds to Cus-
toms, meant the city was effec-
tively operating a Value-Added
Tax (VAT) regime.

He urged the Government
to look at adopting a similar
tax structure for the rest of the
Bahamas, arguing that it would
free Bahamian companies from
the tax burden of up-front duty
payments when inventory was
imported, enabling them to
compete on price with rivals in
Florida.

“We have received an indi-
cation that the trailers are going
to be released on the basis that
the bonded report has absolute-
ly nothing to do with the con-
tent of the trailers,” Mr Smith
told Tribune Business, “but,
nonetheless, I see it as very
important that a consensus be
reached between the Port
Authority, Customs, and the
licencees on developing a......
protocol for over-the-counter
sales of bonded goods.

“This is a process which pro-
motes business in Freeport, it
inures to the benefit of the rev-
enues of the Government, in
that each of these retailers and
wholesale businesses act as tax
collectors.

“It’s a good model that might
be used elsewhere in the
Bahamas, allowing companies
owned and operated by
Bahamians to compete with
companies in Florida, like
Home Depot, CostCo and Pet
Smart. Why not farm out the
process of collecting taxes to
the merchant, who has to
account to the Government for
duty-paid sales, just like VAT.

“What the bonded over-the-
counter sales process is, in
effect, is a VAT construct in
Freeport, where merchants
bring in goods duty exempt, so
they do not incur a tax burden
on the merchandise pending the
sale and, once the sale occurs, a
monthly report is submitted to
Customs with the duty pay-
ment.”

Mr Smith added: “Everyone



FRED SMITH

is served that way. The Bahami-
an merchant becomes more
competitive with Florida, and
those companies entitled to buy
duty-free can do so on their
home turf, not having to travel
abroad to buy their supplies.

“It’s a win-win situation, and
just has to be set up in an
accountable, transparent and
sensible way. That’s what the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement is
about. It’s a partnership
between the Government,
licencees, the Port Authority
and the residents of Freeport.”

Bonded goods sales is a prac-
tice whereby Freeport-based
wholesalers, such as Dolly
Madison, Kelly's (Freeport)
and Bellevue Business Depot,
are able to sell products to oth-
er GBPA licencees for use in
their respective businesses only,
without any duty being paid to
Customs/Government on their
sale.

Report

It is a report on this activity
that Customs is seeking, but
Kelly’s (Freeport) and its attor-
neys are arguing that this has
never been requested before,
and is not included in any
statute law, policy or agreement
concerning their relationship.

The current practice, they
argue, is that on the 15th of
every following month, Kelly’s
and other licencees submit a
report on sales where duty is
post paid - such as sales to res-
idents and non-GBPA licencees
- together with the relevant
duty sum. And it was Kelly’s
refusal to submit bonded goods
sales reports that saw Customs
detain eight of their imported
trailers, in a bid to force the
company to bow to its
demands.

Sounding a more positive
tone, Mr Smith said yesterday:
“We are confident that a reso-
lution is developing which will
bring benefits to Kelly’s and
the Government. Co-operation
is the key to Freeport’s success.
If businesses in Freeport suc-
ceed, government will contin-
ue to earn income.

“Despite Freeport being a
tax-free zone, the Government
earns over $100 million in rev-
enue a year. They earn it with
very little government expen-
diture.”



66

We are confi-

dent that a
resolution is devel-
oping which will
bring benefits to
Kelly’s and the Gov-
ernment. Co-opera-
tion is the key to
Freeport’s success. ”
ss)

But he warned: “Everybody
concerned should be working
together for the common good
of the community. Certainly,
the spasms of irrational abuse
of power by trying to move sit-
uations, such as by holding Kel-
ly’s to ransom with their trail-
ers, will not be tolerated.”

Mr Laing also struck a posi-
tive tone when contacted by
Tribune Business, echoing Mr
Smith’s comments by suggest-
ing that a solution to the many
issues surrounding the sale of
over-the-counter bonded goods
could soon be on the cards.

He also confirmed that Cus-
toms was processing for release
Kelly’s (Freeport) trailers,
telling this newspaper: “For
some of the people, the princi-
pal challenge was having their
goods held, and that issue has
been resolved because the two
things [the bonded goods sales
report] are not connected.

“What we have done is to
speak to some of the persons
affected, and speak to Customs.
We have facilitated a meeting
of both sides. Quite frankly, we
now have an understanding of
where things ought to go from
here with that issue.”

Mr Laing said “not all or a
majority of licencees” had been
impacted by the situation,
adding that a “small number”
had been. Conceding that the
latter had “put some legitimate
points on the table”, he added:
“T expect there is going to be
some meeting of the minds on
these issues, so in the end the
law will be obeyed and busi-
ness facilitated.

“That is in the best interests
of the economic progress of
Freeport and Grand Bahama. I
expect there will be ongoing
discussions involving all parties
in this matter.”

Acknowledging that there
had been “some conflict” in the
past when one side attempted
to “exercise their rights” in rela-
tion to over-the-counter bond-
ed goods sales, Mr Laing said
he was “optimistic” this could
be avoided going forward.

He suggested that Customs’
demand for the submission of
bonded goods sales reports had
been prompted by concerns
that some licencees were not
submitting their post-paid
reports, and by the emergence
of queries relating to these.



THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3B
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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General Motors gave its current and former chief executives
more than $1.3 million in stock in the third quarter under terms of

° e { e { their pay packages, according to Associated Press.
The automaker says in filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission that former CEO Ed Whitacre got more than 16,300
shares worth over $883,000 on Sept. 30. Current CEO Daniel
Akerson received nearly 8,200 shares worth over $438,000.

GM has said that Akerson will get a $9 million pay package. That
includes $1.7 million per year in pay, $5.3 million in short-term
stock payable over three years, and $2 million in long-term stock.

Whitacre will get $6.4 million in stock and salary for his eight
months as CEO. That includes $1.1 million in pay and $5.3 million
in short-term stock compensation.





JEANNINE AVERSA,
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.

The economy could be hurt if Congress and the White House
fail to come up with a plan to curb the nation’s huge budget
deficits in the coming years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke warned Monday, according to Associated Press.

Bernanke, in a speech prepared for delivery, reiterated his
belief that the government shouldn't raise taxes or slash spend-
ing now because the economic recovery is still too fragile.

But failing to bring the deficits under control could endanger
the economy later on, he said. Exploding budget deficits can
lead to higher interest rates for people buying homes and cars,
and for businesses buying equipment or expanding operations.
That could crimp Americans’ spending and slow economic
growth.

"The threat to our economy is real and growing,” Bernanke
said. "The sooner a plan is established, the longer affected
individuals will have to prepare for the necessary changes."

The federal government is on track to produce its second-
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$1.4 trillion in red Fe one tee QUESTION TIME: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds | [ | a
to a question during a question-and-answer hour with invited students
a) from various Rhode Island colleges and universities in Providence, R.I.,
Commission Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
President Barack Obama assembled a commission to tackle
the soaring deficit. Its goal: come up with a plan to cut the deficit Legal Notice
so that it is no bigger $550 billion by 2015, an amount equal to

about 3 percent of the total U.S. economy. THE CURRENT YIELD MASTER FUND INC.

The options for slicing the deficit — cutting spending on
popular entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare
and raising taxes — will be difficult for the White House and
Congress to sell to the American public.

Bernanke steered clear of making recommendations on the
best way to reduce the deficits, saying those tough decisions are

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of The Inter-
national Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that the
Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed on

best left to the nation's elected officials. the 22nd day of April 2010 resolved that the company be wound
Rapidly rising health-care costs and the aging of the U.S. pop- up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet R.

ulation are among the major forces putting pressure on the Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants, Marron House, Virgina

deficits in the years ahead, Bernanke said. and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas.

"We should not underestimate these fiscal challenges; failing
to respond to them would endanger our economic future,”
Bernanke said in remarks to the annual meeting of the Rhode
Island Public Expenditure Council.

At another event earlier in the day, Bernanke defended the

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writting to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,

Ms. Lindera Wallace is no longer employed
with Seagrapes Photo Studio. She is not

government's decision in 2008 to bail out banks, even though Marron House, Virgina and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, authorized to carry out any transactions
the action was unpopular with the American public. Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the Ist day of November 2010, on behalf of Seagrapes Photo Studio.

"For what it's worth, it's worked,” Bernanke said in a town- after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
hall style meeting with college students in Rhode Island. "It's company distributed. If you have had any transactions with Ms. Lindera
stabilized the system. The financial system is now much health- Wallace at Seagrapes Photo Studio and have
ier than it was. It's no longer in crisis, and moreover, the mon- Dated the Ist day of October 2010. any concerns or queries, please call 364-6487

ey that went into these financial firms is coming back to the tax-
payers with interest. So it turns out to have been not only a suc- a
cessful program, but for the most part, a pretty good investment Liquidator
for taxpayers.”

Bennet R. Atkinson (Mon- Sat between 12noon -8pm).



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CHIEF RISK OFFICER

Job Summary Will Host

5 Weeks Business Empowerment for Entrepreneur - Lecture Series

A financial Services company is Seeking bo fill the position of Chief Risk Officer, COD UC DCE R EE
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the risk management framework of the company.

REGISTRATION FORM
Key Responsibilities
NAME:
Implement appropriate and effective risk identification practices.
Deaagn, conduct and facilitate risk review workshops, surveys and post-event investigation ADDRESS:
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Undertake Quantitative and qualitative rok assessment Inckiding gross and residual probability

and impact assessments. FAX NUMBER:
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Systeme. EMAIL ADDRESS:
Create and maintain risk register for the Company.
Undertake forecasting and analyses of emerging risks
Carry out testing of business recovery planning and crisis management arrangements, PURPOSE: To sensitize Bahamians of the business opportunities available to them now, and
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applicable to the institution. (See Schedule Below)

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3-5 years full-time experience in auditing, accounting, statistical analysis or related field; (Formerly Shirley Street Theatre) ; FREE of charge
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university: A
Graduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or related field; ind Weekly ae na
Professional designation in Ant-Money Laundering, Risk Management and/or Compliance; Thursday Oct. 21, 2010-Opening sauny T he Road to ee
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culture:

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Highest level of Integrity, abjectivity, and confidentiality in the execution of duties: Thursday Oct. 28, 2010- The Anatom of an Entrepreneur’
Round Table Discussion - Marketing, Public Relations & Entrepreneurship

Knowledge of relevant Bahamian laws, regulations, guidance notes, and best practices; : ;
Centre for Performing Arts / Presenters: Bahamian Entrepreneurs

Exceptional mathematical and computer skilk;

a on a a interpersonal and written communication skills; Thursday Nov. 4, 2010-Round Table Discussion - Agribustness Possibilities
bility to multitask; Centre for Performing Arts / Presenters: Agribusiness Practitioners/ Visionaries
Focused, driven and results orientated:
Strategic thinking and statistical planning skills. Thursday Nov. 11, 2010-Round Table Discussion - Financial Services
Centre for Performing Arts / Presenters: RBC, Colina Financial, National Workers Co-operative
Credit Union (NWCCU), Private Fund Administrators

. . : Thursday Nov. 18, 2010-Closing Ceremony/The Road to Recove
Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover cane eerie eee a Brees ides Cimienet come
letter via email to: Attention: Chief Risk Officer Position

dhrresumes@gmail.com at 322-3740 or 325-1912 Mrs. Deidre Miller/Mrs. Antoinette Bain/
Mr. Lester Stuart/ Mr. Anthon Thompson/Mr. Hugh Rahming

CONTACT: Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)



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tii Bahamas is good
My aanen break for Interval

‘in next
few days’

FROM page 1B

of container shipping terminals from downtown Nassau.

“We have had a number of entities who have been inquir-
ing about space at Arawak Cay,” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
revealed. “Needless to say, when you add 40 acres to what
is there, there are plenty of people who
have ideas about what they can do
there.”

Mr Strachan last year said the Cul-
tural Village, which would be situated
on 30-35 acres of land at Arawak Cay,
could create some 500 jobs during
phase one construction and 150-200
full-time jobs.

It would be designed as a Bahamian
theme park, shopping area and enter-

tainment centre, and is modelled on VINCENT
Granville Island in Canada, which is a VANDERPOOL-
mixed entertainment/industrial facili- WALLACE

ty. An initial study estimated net rev-

enue for the proposed project at close to $39 million in the
project’s first year of operation. It projected net revenue to
increase to $53 million by its fifth year, with 657,000 visitors
per year likely to visit the site.

The plan was to give Bahamians 51 per cent ownership,
and the Cultural Village could include a 4-D theatre, a
clock tower topped by an enormous conch shell and pirate
ship.

Mr Strachan told Tribune Business previously that the
development will augment the attractions of the surround-
ing area including the Botanical Gardens, Fish Fry, Fort
Charlotte and Ardastra Gardens.

Conceptual drawings of the village show craft markets,
eateries, a hammock bar and the crowning conch shell clock
tower, which Mr Strachan said could be the welcome beacon
for incoming cruise ships.

Also on the drawing board was a cable car that would take
guests from Arawak Cay to other attractions, such as the
Fort Charlotte and the Botanical Gardens.



FROM page 1B

Neil Kolton said Grand Bahama's
Island Seas Resort and Paradise
Island's Harborside Resort properties
have sold - and continue to sell -
extremely well. Harborside recently
revealed that its inventory is 97 per
cent sold out, and Mr Kolton, coy
about the actual figures, added that
Island Seas was selling a large amount
of units yearly.

He said that despite the depressed
Grand Bahama market and foundering
stopover visitor numbers, the property,
with its timeshare model, draws those
owners to their vacation spot yearly.

Mr Kolton added that these islands’

GROWING MULTI-MEDIA & TRANSPORTATION
COMPANY REQUIRES

proximity to the US was also a huge
draw for individuals who want to pur-
chase shared ownership properties.

However, he lamented that like
many other Caribbean islands, the bar-
riers to doing business in the Bahamas
often dissuade investment in large,
branded, mixed-use and exclusively
timeshare -entred properties.

President of Ragatz and Associates,
Richard Ragatz, speaking yesterday at
Interval International's Vacation Own-
ership Investment Conference, out-
lined the expansion of fractional prop-
erties across the shared ownership mar-
ket, and which markets are best suited
for the niche offering.

While not stating specific markets,

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Rapidly growing company is inviting applications for the
position of “Financial Controller”. Applicants should have
a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a CPA, ACCA, CA
qualification or any other qualification recognized by the
Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Successful candidate should:
have at least 4 years experience in an established

accounting firm

be able to work as a part of a team
be able to prepare budgets and financial reports

liaise with banking officers

be able to communicate effectively with all levels

of management

¢ be proficient in meeting and keeping all deadlines
have proficient knowledge of QuickBooks

For a confidential interview please mail resume to:
c/o Financial Controller,
P O Box N 4271, Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas
or email financialcontrollerposition@yahoo.com

® Bank of The Bahamas

INTERNATIONAL

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bank of The Bahamas International, the institution of first choice
in the provision of financial services, seeks to identify suitable

candidates for the position of:

SUPERVISOR, LOAN ADMINISTRATION

Key responsibilities:

Ms.

Alexandria
employed with Seagrapes Photo Studio. She
is not authorized to carry out any transactions
on behalf of Seagrapes Photo Studio.

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what he outlined aptly described the
Bahamas’ natural, economic and phys-
ical attributes, including: High-end
tourist profile and repeat guests;
demand for whole-ownership proper-
ties (second home); good proximity
and limited seasonality.

According to him, fractionals have
the lowest depreciation rate next to
second homes, and far lower than that
of timeshares. And while the Bahamas
could be a good fit for fractional prop-
erties, more hotel branding and high-
end property affiliaitons are the key
to introducing more ownership-style
properties to the Bahamas that draw a
sustainable, year-round stopover client.




































NOTICE

Farrington is no_ longer

If you have had any transactions with Ms.
Alexandria Farrington at Seagrapes Photo Studio
and have any concerns or queries, please call
364-6487 (Mon- Sat between 12noon -8pm).

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Provides direction and advice on processing loan payments,

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Audits all loan entries that are posted daily

Ensures consistent follow up on all outstanding insurances
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Manages customer requests by researching them and

responding in a timely

Provides leadership for associates, coaches, trains, and assesses

their performance

Minimum Requirements:
e Associates Degree

e At least 2 years supervisory experience

e Knowledge of bank loan documentation policies and

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Strong legal background

Strong analytical skills to audit work performance, troubleshoot
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Proficient in Microsoft Office
e Ability to work independently

e Excellent organization and writing skills

Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with
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including a group medical plan.

Interested persons should apply no later than October 14, 2010

to:

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or fax to: 242-323-2637

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 5B



BUSINESS
‘Marriage’ to ‘revolutionise’ small business development

‘Catching Almighty Hell’ from
15-18% revenue declines
FROM page 1B

ed area on Robinson Road and East Street, told Tribune Busi-
ness that the area had become “a huge, huge parking lot”,
especially at peak travel hours, due to the decision to implement
multiple roadworks - part of the New Providence Road
Improvement Project - at the same time.

Urging Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to make good on his
pledge that he was always working for the betterment of the
Bahamian people and “take charge” of the situation, Mr
D’Aguilar thundered: “The roadworks are creating a com-
plete traffic nightmare on Blue Hill Road, East Street, Robin-
son Road, the Grove. It is almost impossible at peak times to
move.”

Speaking to this newspaper just after escaping one traffic
jam’s clutches, the former Chamber president said that while he
supported the Government’s decision to undertake the various
road upgrades, “they are strangling Bahamian businesses in
these areas because they have so many road projects going
on at once”.

It was impossible for traffic to move east or west on Robin-
son Road, Mr D’Aguilar said, with roadworks taking place at
both ends of the road - by the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet
and one of his laundromats on the western end, and by R. M.
Bailey on the eastern end.

With half of Blue Hill Road also shut off, it was impossible
for potential customers to easily access many businesses in
the area, costing these companies lost sales and profits.

“Any business on Robinson Road, where I have two laun-
dromats, is catching God Almighty Hell,” Mr D’Aguilar told
Tribune Business, estimating that their sales were “probably
down 15-18 per cent” year-over-year.

“Who wants to do business in these areas? The businesses in
the Town Centre Mall are suffering. They’re complaining that
they have had a 10-12 per cent reduction in sales because no one
can get to them. It really is a challenge.

“T can’t imagine that KFC is faring well,” he added. “I can’t
imagine any of the businesses on Robinson Road are faring
well. You just don’t want to go into those areas. Moving east or
west is a nightmare. It’s just a parking lot; no one can move.
You end up doing so many loops, and have to go back north to
go south. A five-minute journey ends up taking 25 minutes.”

Emphasising that he was not against the roadworks project
in principle, the former Chamber president said another bug-
bear was that, when the roads were dug up, the contractor
and relevant utilities did not appear to have all the necessary
materials “on hand”, the result being that tarmac was often not
re-paved for weeks.

“What I’m being told is that Water & Sewerage were total-
ly unprepared and unable to deliver on time, so roads are
going unpaved for weeks,” Mr D’ Aguilar said. “East Street
between Robinson Road and the highway has been in a state of
strangulation for weeks. I think we’re entering into the second
or third weeks at the western end of Robinson Road, and at the
eastern end of Robinson Road, the fifth or sixth week of being
blocked off. I know the Ministry of Works, Water & Sewerage
and those contractors are getting paid every week or month, but
all the businesses on Robinson are screaming for someone to
take charge.”

Calling on that person to be the Prime Minister, Mr
D’Aguilar added: “Someone, please hear our prayer. I don’t
know what their plan is, but they need to think about the exist-
ing situation on the ground and how it impacts traffic flow.

“It needs proper planning and proper execution. I can’t
imagine it not costing them votes.”

FROM page 1B

added: “TI think we’ve made sig-
nificant progress in our discus-
sions; good progress.”

The Chamber president said
that during their talks, the min-
ister had acknowledged that the
Government, through its vari-
ous small business support insti-
tutions, such as BAIC and the
Bahamas Development Bank,
and lending programmes had
“never got it right from an
administrative perspective and
operational perspective”.

Recognising that neither side
held the complete solution to
small and medium-sized enter-
prise development in the
Bahamas, Mr Rolle said: “I can
comfortably say that the Gov-
ernment and the Chamber are
working closely together to
benefit small and medium-sized
enterprises in this country.

“In a private-public setting, a
joint venture approach to it,
there’s a platform for commu-
nication of expectations and
execution of what we decide on
as priorities. I believe that
things will happen with this. It
just goes to show there is still a
strong private sector-public sec-
tor partnership as we stand.”

Speaking to Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, Mr Laing indi-
cated that one key component
of the Chamber-Government
efforts, and the proposed Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act, was to
“reduce the risk profile” of
many such firms in a bid to
make them more attractive for
private sector equity investors
and lenders.

Confirming that the Govern-
ment was working closely with
the Chamber, and that the two
sides had met last week, Mr
Laing said: “Fortunately, they
have a project that has many
complementary things to what
we’re looking to do, so we’re
trying to marry the two con-

“We’re moving, and are sat-
isfied with the progress made
in coming up with something
that makes sense for the small
and medium-sized business
community. We’re working to
get this done as quickly as we
can get it done.”

The minister added that both
the Ministry of Finance and
Chamber, plus consultants they
had hired, had found that the
key factor impeding small and
medium-sized enterprise devel-

Paces ores

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

One of our clients is seeking to employ a Financial Controller.

The successful applicant is expected to organize and direct all aspects of the accounting and financial
control funchon and provide reports on operational results. Maintaan accounting systems that ensure the
proper accounting and recording of the Company's resources. Provide management with relevant and
Telisble fimanctal data necessary for budgetary and financial decisions. Oversee the operation and

Management of the Accounting Department's activities and stalf.
Prmart Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises and trains the general accounting staff.

Regularly reviews entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy aad compliance with

established accounting principles and procedures,
Prepares annual budgets and forecasts.

Responsible for compliance with all Bahantian fiscal regulatory requirements.
Recommends changes in financial policies and procedures, as necessary. Writes policies and

procedures and ensure they are being adhered to.

Monitors established intemal controls to assure proper comphamce.
Assumes protection of assets of the bosiness throwgh intemal control and ensunng proper

insurance coverage

Maintain a regular review of income and expenditare to ensure thet cash flow is adequate to meet

fioture bosiness need,

Prepares and makes recommendations based on financial analysis of operations.

Provides assistance to extemal audisars as requested.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's degree m accounting or related field and professional certification (CPA, CA,

or ACCA)

Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in all aspects of Accounting, ideally gamed

through increasingly responsible positions within Finance.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills

Salary will be commensuruie with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should subst their resume, including the name, address and telephone

contact of three references tor

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House
East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, Bahanis

Re: Financial Controller Position

opment in the Bahamas was the
lack of a comprehensive net-
work of support services in
areas such as information tech-
nology (IT), accounting, legal,
operations and management.

Describing these as “the kind
of things that make an opera-
tion operate profitably and suc-
cessfully”, Mr Laing added: “If
we’re able to provide facilities
that give them that kind of sup-
port, it will be extremely help-
ful.”

The joint government-Cham-
ber strategy is thus to provide







such a support network, plus
bring the greater pool of pri-
vate sector capital into play
when it comes to financing
small and medium-sized enter-
prise development in the
Bahamas.

The hope is that the support
network will reduce the risk
profile of such companies and
entrepreneurs, making them
more attractive to private
investors and lenders.

“The idea is to move in that
direction,” Mr Laing told Tri-
bune Business.

“The more important point is
the extent to which we’re able
to reduce the risk profile of
SMEs, which is the extent to
which they will have better
access to a wider pool of capital
in the private sector.

“Many SMEs do not have
the wherewithal themselves to
mitigate the risk.

“They do not have the plan-
ning, depth of expertise or the
managerial expertise...... It’s
positioning them with the
wherewithal to improve their
risk profile.”

The Aagican Cental Education Authority vies applicahors ron qualified individwals for the position of Deputy Direcbor of





Education for Cunrioalum and Supervislon,

Thy Deputy Director of Education for Cerilett aed) Superision vail play an easeniial role in Lhe implementalion and
Gevelopment of cumiquiem 26 well a5 professional development of lpachers. The Deputy Director ell be pes ponsidte for the
succes design, develooment, aed implameniaion of curriculuen, working with aches, parents, community members and
other staf to analyne. assess, and improve educational programs.








Hay Raaponaihilitien:

* Cunculum Development works with teachers aed staf to ensure cumoulum fs abgned with Mational Leaming
Standards and is achieving the System's godis. Rewiews curent curiculum and pacommends changes based on
performance data. Oemonsiraies a strong oreap of aducaiional technology applications

Peconmance Evaluabon - sets high and messursble goals for student achievement and ewalusies studeri
progress in the instructional peooram Ey mamans thal include the mainiaining of upelowdale shudent data.
Supariees and appraisas the performance of the schools’ faculty

Orgsnizatocal ERiGency - maintains infer-school system communication, Maintains good relationships velh
students, staff, parents, and community members. Respects esiadlished lines of authority.

New Teacher Induction - ofents ard assichs new sla rember and provides oppoetunites tor their inpul in the















schecle' proqrast,

Professional Dewalopment = leads the educafon and cancer development inttabves for the facuby and staff of the
schools and works wih Principals to assess the needs of facuiy. Responsible for benchmarking educagon and
cane dewelopee rn] bel practises





Community = encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with the communtiy in the use of school
facilities, interests the school program for the community, and maintains commusication wiih community


















mambars.
Required Skills and Experience:

see sree e eee

Education Requirements:

10+ Ras AOMinBie eeperienoe in an mducaional satiny
Strong baderahip akils aed personal drive

Passion for chidren and their families

Abhty to implement programs to impos stadent achievement
Abjity Io Build partnerships with community organics
Continent In echinalsgical adharsactie ii

Familiarity with vorigua atcalion al recdale

Strategic planning eepenence

Strong communication shils

An enbrepreneurial spirit and a provers track record

® Wathen degred prefered in atucalion, bisinges of related fields from an accrediied college/lunhersiy
= Acselited Tapching Corificae





Loters of Aepboation submited with copies of Degnen Cartioates, Ceroulum Vian, thied eaferenons, and time passpor photos,
uel be gubritied la; The Director of Anglican Edecalion, Anglican Central Echscalion Authority,





P.O, Boo M656, Naseau, The Bahamas

The deadline for Anpiications is Thursday, October FO AdT,




Bahamas Public
Services Union

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.

All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



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Govt sues 3 biggest credit cards, settles with 2

WASHINGTON





















































The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest
US. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and
reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard
and Visa, according to Associated Press.

"We want to put more money in consumers’ pockets, and by
eliminating credit card companies’ anticompetitive rules, we
will accomplish exactly that," Attorney General Eric Holder told
an afternoon news conference. "The companies put merchants
and their customers in a no-win situation” and "consumers are
being held hostage."

In papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the department
and various state attorneys general sued all three companies, say-
ing they were attempting to insulate themselves from competi-
tion. At the same time, the Justice Department filed a settlement
it has reached with Visa and MasterCard. Court approval of such
settlements is usually a formality. Under the settlement, Visa and
MasterCard agree not to prohibit merchants from offering cus-
tomers discounts or rebates for using a particular kind of card.
Visa and MasterCard also must allow merchants to express
preferences for the use of a low-cost card within a network or
other form of payment. The lawsuit says the card companies are
impeding merchants from promoting the use of competing cred-
it or charge cards with lower acceptance fees.

NOTICE

OF

MERISIER GLOBAL LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 15th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

TEIDE LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 08th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

LEGIONARIO LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 23rd day of September, 2010. Tri-
angle Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Baha-
mas has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

TRAILSTAR LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 19th day of January, 2010. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

US airline stocks fall on

DAVID KOENIG,
AP Airlines Writer
Dallas

Shares of U.S. airlines fell
Monday. Although the Obama
administration issued a terror-
ism alert for Americans travel-
ing to Europe, the more likely
culprits were higher jet fuel
prices and a broader stock mar-
ket downturn.

American, Delta, United and
Continental said they weren't
seeing unusual numbers of can-
cellations and were operating



ON THE ALERT: Police officers watch the crowd at a Onabenes
beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.

their full schedules of flights to
and from Europe on Monday.

NOTICE

OF

PLATEFORME LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 06th day of November, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE
OF
TWIN PEAKS
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the O8th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

XTRAZ COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 17th day of March, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

LILI FIVE LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 29th day of December, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

The airlines were not waiving
fees for passengers who wanted
to change itineraries because

of the alert issued Sunday.
American Airlines spokesman
Tim Smith said that's because
the government issued a gen-
eral alert instead of a more seri-
ous warning against travel to
Europe. Such fees typically run
$200 to $300 on international
flights. Anne Banas, executive
editor of SmarterTravel.com,
said those penalties could
reduce cancelations.

"If you're on the fence, the
cost might be a factor in going
or not going,” she said. "People
will say, 'I don't want to lose
my investment.'"

Banas still plans to leave this
week for a conference in Ger-
many, followed by travel to
Switzerland and Italy. She
believes that the lack of an
actual warning against travel in
Europe will keep cancellations
toa minimum.

Still, Robert T. Walters Jr.,
owner of Worldwide Travel
Associates in Avondale, Pa.,
said two couples called him to
cancel trips to Europe.

One couple told Walters by
e-mail that "being frightened
and nervous on a vacation is
not what a vacation is all

about." The travel agent said
the couple had planned to visit
Munich, Paris and London.
They are not seasoned travel-
ers, but the other couple who
canceled visits Europe a half-
dozen times a year, he said.

Peter Vlitas, senior vice pres-
ident of sales for Protravel
International Inc. in New York,
said he had received only five
calls about the alert — all from
consumers; none from business
clients.

"The corporate travelers are
shrugging this off," Vlitas said.
"It's the world we live in. I
think the government is just try-
ing to hedge its bets” in case
there is an attack in Europe.

Airline stocks opened higher
on Monday, possibly a reaction
to the report late Friday from
Continental Airlines that an
important revenue measure-
ment rose about 20 percent in
September compared with a
year ago. JPMorgan analyst
Jamie Baker said the report
should ease fears about demand
for air travel.

But the airline stocks
dropped later in the session as
the Dow Jones industrial aver-
age went from break-even to
down nearly 1 percent. Ana-
lysts said the market was due
for a pullback after big gains in
September. With airlines, Hud-
son Securities analyst Daniel
McKenzie said he was con-
cerned about a 20 percent run-
up in jet fuel prices in the past
month. Airline stocks gave
back some of the gains notched
last week after Southwest said it
would buy AirTran. The
AMEX Airline Index rose 4.5
percent last week. It fell 2.1 per-
cent Monday.

fuel prices, market dip

NOTICE

OF

HIMMELGARTEN LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 11th day of August, 2010. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

TASILAQ LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 21st day of July, 2010. Triangle Ad-
minstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE
OF
GLYCINE MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 15th day of June, 2010. Triangle Ad-
minstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 7B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



oin brief Obama debates
tax reduction with
- business leaders

Watchtog:
Treasury
bailed out 66
weaker banks

DANIEL WAGNER,
AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON

A government watchdog

says the Treasury Department }

bailed out dozens of banks
with known financial prob-
lems. It is calling for better
monitoring of banks seeking
to tap a new $30 billion lend-
ing fund.

The Government Account-
ability Office says more banks
that got bailouts appear to be

faltering. It says Treasury offi-

cials justified bailouts for 66
weaker banks by pointing to
factors like strong manage-
ment. The report says banks
were treated unevenly
because Treasury didn't track
key decisions by regulators. It
calls for more consistent over-
sight of the new program,
which will send billions to
small banks.

The new program aims to
spur lending to credit-starved
small businesses. Its structure
is nearly identical to the $700
billion financial bailout that
expired on Sunday.

Interest rates fall at the
Weekly Treasury auction

WASHINGTON

Interest rates on short-term
Treasury bills fell in Monday's
auction with rates on three-
month bills dropping to their
lowest level since June.

The Treasury Department
auctioned $29 billion in three-
month bills at a discount rate
of 0.130 percent, down from
0.155 percent last week.
Another $29 billion in six-
month bills was auctioned at a
discount rate of 0.185 percent,
down from 0.190 percent last
week.

The three-month rate was
the lowest since these bills
averaged 0.115 percent on
June 21. The six-month rate
was the lowest-highest since
these bills averaged 0.180 per-
cent on Sept. 7. The discount
rates reflect that the bills sell
for less than face value. For a
$10,000 bill, the three-month
price was $9,996.71 while a
six-month bill sold for
$9,990.65. That would equal
an annualized rate of 0.132
percent for the three-month
bills and 0.188 percent for the
six-month bills. Separately,
the Federal Reserve said
Monday that the average
yield for one-year Treasury
bills, a popular index for mak-
ing changes in adjustable rate
mortgages, rose to 0.26 per-
cent last week from 0.25 per-
cent the previous week.



US PRESIDENT
BARACK OBAMA

: MARK S. SMITH,
? Associated Press Writer
i? WASHINGTON

Intending to talk about col-

: leges and worker training, Pres-
? ident Barack Obama on Mon-
? day suddenly found himself in a
i spirited, election-year debate
? with a U.S. business advisory
? group about whose tax cuts
i should be extended and for
? how long.

At a meeting of the Presi-

i dent's Economic Recovery
? Advisory Board, Harvard Uni-
: versity economist Martin Feld-
i? stein pressed Obama to keep
: all the Bush-era tax cuts, not
: just the middle-class cuts the
i president wants to extend.

"That would give a boost to

i confidence," Feldstein declared.
: Security and Exchange Com-
i mission Chairman William
? Donaldson added that an
? extension would allay business
? and consumer uncertainty.

Benefit

Obama replied that his stand

? would benefit 98 percent of
? American taxpayers. "You'd
? think (that) would provide
i some level of certainty,” he
i said.

The fate of the Bush-era tax

? cuts has become an issue as
? campaigning for the Nov. 2 con-
? gressional vote enters its last
i four weeks.

Obama and most Democrat-

; ic leaders favor letting the cuts,
? passed in 2001 and 2003, lapse
i for the rich, but continue for
? everyone else. Republicans sug-
? gest that could wreck the fragile
? economic recovery; they want
? all the cuts extended.

Obama also reiterated his

i? view that top-income tax brack-
? ets would do little to boost the
recovery, since the wealthy are
i not holding off buying flat-
? screen TVs and other big-ticket
; purchases for lack of a tax cut.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

2010

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Equity

No. 1323

NOTICE

The Petition of LEYVON AND JOYCELYN
MILLER is in respect of the following parcel of

land:-

ALL THAT piece or parcel or tract





INTERNATIONAL,

BUSINESS

Plus, he said, those tax cuts are i
unaffordable. "If we were going
to spend $700 billion, it seems it :
would be wiser having that $700
billion going to folks who would }

spend that money right away,"
he said.

Obama dismissed the notion }
that the well-off — he included
himself — would simply "take }
our ball and go home" if they }
did not continue to get a big }
Former Federal i
Reserve Chairman Paul Volck- }
er, who heads the advisory :
group, backed up Obama. "T }
want to assure you that my psy- i
chology will not be affected," ;

tax cut.

he declared amid laughter.

Congressional Democratic }
leaders have postponed a vote }
on tax cut extensions until after :
the November election, but }
Obama has accused Republi- }
cans of holding middle-class }
cuts "hostage" by demanding }

top-end cuts, too.

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HIGH DEFINITION: A
model shows Toshiba
Corp.'s world's first high
definition liquid crystal
display 3-D television in
Chiba, east of Tokyo,
Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
The new 3-D TV does not
require special glasses,
one of the biggest con-
sumer complaints about
the technology. Toshiba
uses a "perpendicular
lenticular sheet," which
consists of an array of
small lenses that directs
light from the display to
nine points in front of the
TV. If a viewer is sitting
within the optimal view-
ing zone, the brain inte-
grates these points into a
single 3-D image. Toshi-
ba will offer two sizes —
12 inches and 20 inches
— in Japan for 120,000
yen ($1,400) and
240,000 yen ($2,800) in
late December.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JIMMY SOLOMON of ST. VINCENT
ROAD, P.O. BOX N-9406, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5 day of October, 2010 fo the Minister responsible
for nationality and Citizenship, PO. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.












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of land containing a total acreage of Seven
Thousand Six Hundred and Eight (7,608)
square feet situate in a Subdivision called and
known as Englerston Subdivision in the Central
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected
during the formal hours at:-

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court,
Ansbacher House, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas, and;

The Chambers of Kingdom
Advocates & Associates, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale, Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person
having right to dower or any adverse claim

not recognized in the Petition shall within
thirty (30) days after the last day on which the
appearance of the Notice herein filed in the
Registry of The Supreme Court and serve on
the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim. Failure of any such person to
file and serve a statement of such claim and
requisite documents within thirty (30) days
herein will operate as a bar to such claim.

Dated this 15" day of July, A.D., 2010
YOLANDA K,J. ROLLE
Attorney for the Petitioner

(D. 15, 17, 19)



Mandy an VWierk

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2010

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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.84 | CHG 0.01 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.54 | YTD % -3.10

FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%

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52wk-Low Securit Previous Close Today's Close Change
1.00 AML Foods Limited 1.01 1.01 0.00
9.67 Bahamas Property Fund 10.63 10.63 0.00
4.50 Bank of Bahamas 4.90 4.90 0.00
0.18 Benchmark 0.18 0.18 0.00
3.15 Bahamas Waste 3.15 3.15 0.00
2.14 Fidelity Bank 2.17 2.17 0.00
9.62 Cable Bahamas 10.77 10.77 0.00
2.50 Colina Holdings 2.50 2.50 0.00
5.40 Commonwealth Bank (S31) 6.60 6.60 0.00
1.63 Consolidated Water BDRs 1.94 1.95 0.01
1.60 Doctor's Hospital 1.90 1.90 0.00
5.94 Famguard 6.07 6.07 0.00
8.50 Finco 8.50 8.50 0.00
8.77 FirstCaribbean Bank 9.74 9.74 0.00
3.75 Focol (S$) 5.46 5.46 0.00 915
1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00
5.00 ICD Utilities 5.59 5.59 0.00
9.92 J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis).
Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
BAH29 99.46 0.00
FBB17 100.00 0.00
FBB22 100.00 0.00
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 0.00
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Price Daily We.
Bahamas Supermarkets 5.01 6.01 14.00
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55

Daily Vol.

Securit
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +

CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV
1.4904
2.9115
1.5555
2.8624
13.4286
109.3929
100.1833
1.1272

YTD%
3.59%
0.85%
3.18%
-8.16%
0.46%

Eund Name
FAL Bond Fund
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

1.4905 CFAL Money Market Fund

2.8522 Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
13.0484 Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund
101.6693 CFAL Global Bond Fund

93.1998 CFAL Global Equity Fund

1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund
Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

ries 1

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.537403

Last 12 Months %
6.42%
0.23%
4.30%
-7.49%
2.40%

1.4005
2.8266

5.20%
-1.52%
3.43%

7.60%
3.56%
5.28%

107.570620
105.779543

1.0000
1.0000
9.1005

1.0948
1.1275

2.51%
3.37%

6.10%
5.64%
9.5955 2.71% 5.96%
10.0000

10.3734

-3.69% 3.38%

9.1708 Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, Series 3
Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
i

-8.29%

4.8105 11.58%

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

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

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

ghted price for daily volume
ted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. - Tr

EPS $ - A comp: 2

NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 =

re p
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnin gs
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EPS $
0.250
0.013
0.598
-0.877
0.168
0.016
1.212
0.781
0.422
0.114
0.199
-0.003
0.287
0.645
0.366
0.000
0.012
0.883
0.355

Div $

Interest

6.95%

7%

Prime + 1.75%

7%

Prime + 1.75%
EPS $

-2.945
0.001

Div &
0.000
0.000

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

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1.452500
2.906205
1.521720

103.987340
101.725415

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By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

care for their breasts by

having timely screenings,
medical officials at the Breast
Centre at The Medical Pavil-
ion said if they want to ensure
lifetime preservation.

The Breast Centre located in the
Medical Pavilion, Bahamas on
Collins Avenue was the first medical
facility to introduce the Digital
Mammography Machine to the
Bahamas. Shortly thereafter, The
New Sunrise Medical Centre in
Freeport, Grand Bahama acquired a
machine to aid the northern islands
of The Bahamas with this state-of-
the-art technology for the early
detection of breast cancer.

According to Domica Davis, Mar-
keting and Public Relation Officer at
The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer
is the number one diagnosed cancer
in the Bahamians.

Ms Davis said, “Early detection
by screening in order to improve
breast cancer outcome and survival
remains the cornerstone strategy of
breast cancer control by the World
Health Organization (WHO).
Screening is looking for cancer
before a person has any symptoms.
This can help find cancer at an early
stage."

L is essential that woman

Mammogram

The mammography exam, often
called a mammogram, is used as a
screening tool to detect early breast
cancer in women experiencing no
symptoms and to detect and diag-
nose breast disease in women expe-
riencing symptoms such as a lump,
pain or nipple discharge.

“When abnormal tissue or cancer
is found early it may be easier to
treat, but by the time symptoms
appear, cancer may have begun to
spread. Screening helps with the ear-
ly detection of cancer, early detection
will give Bahamian women a better
chance of survival,” Ms Davis said.

The Breast Centre at The Medical
Pavilion, Bahamas and The New
Sunrise Medical Centre digital mam-
mogram machines are fully
equipped and have functional Com-
puter-aided detection and diagno-
sis (CAD). This is used on the digi-
tal images to help their highly expe-
rienced radiologist to analyze the
overall images, and flag areas that
need closer study.

According to The Medical Pavil-
ion: “A digital mammography
machine uses compression and x-
rays to screen the breasts, but
instead of capturing the image on
film as with traditional mammogra-
phy, the image is captured to a com-
puter as a digital image file. Once
the mammogram images are in the
computer, the radiologist can then
view them on a monitor, much as
you would look at digital photos.

“On the computer, the radiolo-

gist can closely examine the images
by zooming in, adjusting the image
brightness, or changing the contrast,
making all areas of the breast easier
to see. Telemammography is used
by doctors should they wish to con-
sult another breast specialist about a
mammogram, the digital image files
can be electronically sent to other
sites for examination.

* Digital Mammogram is faster
than film mammograms, because
there is no film to develop. Com-
pared with the ten to fifteen min-
utes needed for conventional film
mammography, digital mammogra-
phy images are acquired in less than
a minute. The image can be sent
immediately to the radiologist for
viewing. If the image is unclear, you
will be told about it right away, and
the image can be retaken," Ms
Davis said.

CAD

“This may help reduce mammo-
gram callbacks, and stress on
patients. The National Cancer Insti-
tute did a study comparing film and
digital mammography, and conclud-
ed that digital mammography is
more accurate than film at finding
cancer in women less than 50 years
old, and women who have dense,
not fatty, breast tissue. Digital mam-
mography uses less radiation than
traditional film mammography,
reducing your lifetime exposure to x-
rays."

The CAD can find tumors that a
radiologist might not spot and “ once
a CAD analysis has been done, a
radiologist will do a visual check of
those areas, and based on training
and experience, decide how serious
the mass may actually be," Ms Davis
told Tribune Health.

Digital mammography also offers
the possibility of three dimensional
breast tomography using relatively
low radiation doses. More and more
studies are showing that digital mam-
mography is significantly better in
screening women in three categories,
such as those under age fifty and
women with dense breast as that of
most Bahamian women.







Screenings

Ms Davis added that most screen-
ing tests are ordered by doctors, so is
not surprising that women who do
not see a doctor often have no clue
about the availability of newer and
better technologies for screening.

Women during their annual
checkup are rarely recommended to
get any other than a regular mam-
mogram. Opportunities to save lives
may be missed. More and more
research shows that Digital mam-
mography with CAD is the best
process to use for screening for
breast cancer in younger women
with dense breasts.

For more information contact The
Breast Centre at The Medical Pavil-
ion Bahamas and The New Sunrise
Medical Centre at 502-9678.

Breast Cancer, Early Detection,
y \and Digital Mammogram!







SCANS: Pictured here are women doing a Digital Mammogram. According to Domica Davis, Marketing and Public
Relation Officer at The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the Bahamians.













Poisonings and
pet safety issues



BECAUSE we live in a
tropical region of the world
and in an archipelagic coun-
try- a group of many islands
in a large body of water there
is always an over abundance
of tropical pests such as
insects, spiders, snails, rodents
and weeds.

And each day we see on
TV or hear on radio, a new
product on the market to
eliminate the problematic
pests, but sometimes at a huge
price. All too often our pets
are the unintended targets of
these chemicals.

The summer seems to be a
risky time or our pets. The
long warm days of summer
will put our pets at increase
risk to injuries, fleas and ticks
etc. Also during this time
there is an increase usage of

TO DISCUSS STORIE

household pesticides and
chemicals around the home,
and increased risk of inadver-
tent pet poisoning.

Dogs and cats, as well as
birds, come in contact with
toxins through many routes.
Ingestion of chemicals is one
of the most common ways
pets can become poisoned,
but inhalation and skin con-
tact are additional routes for
poisons to enter the body.

If a pet swallows a poison
we want to do what we can
to get some or all of it back
out. Most veterinarians agree
that if it has been less than 2
hours since an animal has
ingested a toxic substance, a
fair amount will still be in the
stomach where it can still be
removed. After 2 hours, much
of the poison will likely have

passed into the small intes-
tine where it will start to be
absorbed into the blood. Dur-
ing that critical first 2 hours
your vet will use medication
to induce vomiting in your pet
to help remove at least some
of the toxins from the stom-
ach.

If more than 2 hours have
passed since the toxin was
ingested, we will often have
the pet swallow a liquid char-
coal containing product that
helps to bind up some of the
poison in the intestines so it
will pass out with the stool
and not be absorbed. In these
cases, we have to assume that
at least some of the poison
will be absorbed into the
bloodstream and may cause
some problems. We willneed
to support these animals in

the hospital with Intravenous
fluids to help their liver and
other major organs.

The liver and kidney sys-
tems will likely be the organs
that do most of the detoxifi-
cation, and the IV fluid will
greatly help that process. Cer-
tain types of poisons have
antidotes (drugs that directly
counter the effect of the poi-
son) while others don’t.
Sometimes all we can do is
use medications to control the
symptoms caused by the tox-
in and keep the patient com-
fortable while the animal sys-
tem is slowly detoxified.

Insecticides

Insecticides are used exten-
sively in many homes and in
most cases they are used safe-
ly. Occasionally, pets will
ingest material recently
sprayed or treated with prod-
ucts intended for ants, spiders,
or other bugs. Most insecti-
cides, if ingested in toxic
amounts will cause symptoms
such as muscles tremors,

excessive salivation, vomiting,
diarrhea and sometimes
seizures. These can develop
in minutes to hours after
ingestion depending on the
type of toxin, how much was
ingested and how much the
pet weighs.

Snail and slug bait is anoth-
er common household pesti-
cide. Most of these products
contain Metaldehyde, a
potent neuro muscular toxin.
Once ingested, this toxin can
cause uncontrollable muscle
tremors that can progress to
seizures and death. Dogs and
sometimes cats seem attracted
to the taste of these products.
Rodenticides are used in
many households to help con-
trol mice and rats. The most
common type of rodent killng
product is made from
coumarin like compounds.
These chemicals cause exces-
sive and uncontrollable bleed-
ing in the rodent as well as
any other animal that may
ingest them. The most chal-
lenging aspect about rodenti-
cide toxicity is that symptoms

of bleeding may not be evi-
dent until 3-5 days after inges-
tion.

Rodenticide poisoning is
relatively easy to control if
treatment is started soon after
ingestion. But if we wait to
see symptoms of bleeding,
heroic measures may be need-
ed to save those patients.
Remember, early treatment
is very effective and usually
life saving. If you choose to
use these potent products, be
very careful to place them in
an inaccessible location where
your pet cannot reach them.

There are many other
things that can cause poison-
ing in our pets. Various
plants, cleaning agents, drugs
of all kinds, fertilisers, herbi-
cides, and automobile prod-
ucts are just a few examples.
Considering the potential for
severe illness and even death
from such poisoning (this
would include children as well
as pets). We all need to keep
our family’s safety in mind
and choose and utilise these
products wisely.





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Why should we forgive?

ove's greatest challenge
Le to be forgiveness.

‘he older we get the
greater the chance of having
been faced with a deep hurt.
Wouldn't life be easier if we
did not have to deal with for-
giving people?

These people may or may not be
in our lives. They may be our parent,
friend or love partners. We may feel
them thrashing through our lives
causing mayhem and destruction.
All too often we feel as if the offend-
er calmly walks away saying, ‘sorry
and please forgive me’, and yet we
are the ones left bruised and bleed-
ing.

Are we made to feel that forgiving
is just a way to put up with wrongs
that we just do not deserve? Do we
have to forgive everybody? Aren't
there some people and the wrongs
they do just off the radar concerning
forgiveness?

There are some people who exem-
plify the word forgiveness. They for-
give everyone across the board and
treat all hurts the same. They do not

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hold a grudge and things just seem to
wash of their backs. They bounce
back quickly and easily. They start
each day with a new and refreshed
attitude. You may know such a per-
son, marvel at their disposition and
wish you could be like them. On the
other hand you may have questioned
their sincerity and perhaps even their
motives. It is true that forgiveness
comes more easily to some but for
most of us it is a struggle. Not being
able to forgive is viewed as a weak-
ness; consequently we do not like
acknowledging our battle within.
Cynics amongst us, or realists as
they like to be called, would say that
the world is full of unfairness. They
are the first to say, “Everyone gets
hurt at one time or another. So get

used to it.” Opening ourselves to
any type of relationship makes us
vulnerable to another's betrayal and
disloyalty. We may pull back as we
nurse ourselves but we soon realise
that living life does not mean cut-
ting ourselves off from people.

As children we class all unfair-
ness together, but as we mature we
are able to decipher the things that
are really small disappointments or
slights compared with true deep
hurts. The person feeling the pain
can only measure this. What one per-
son looking on may consider a huge
injustice, the person who is directly
involved may view differently.

Pain

Our hearts tell us when it is a deep
pain. We start wondering how to get
past the pain and if it will ever end.
‘We come to understand that it is
only by forgiving that we can start to
heal. But how can forgiveness be
right when it feels so natural to let
the offender get their punishment? It
is this very unnatural feeling that
makes forgiveness such an uphill

struggle. The mountain climb is
arduous and filled with an array of
emotions.

First we have to feel the hurt only
to find the accompanying pain
immobilizes us. It is these helpless
and overwhelming feelings that con-
sume us. Not being in control of our
pain pushes us to find the power by
blaming the other. Getting attention
and sympathy from those around us
is a much happier state to be in and
so we continue to blame. Many peo-
ple live in this state for years with
out recognising that it prevents them
from healing and moving on. How
often have you not been able to
look, talk or interact with that per-
son, let alone contemplate forgiving
them?

Then we may even find ourselves
hating them. We can not move from
these terrible feelings and perhaps
even wish them harm. How could
we possibly deserve a friend betray-
ing, a parent abusing, or a partner
leaving us out in the cold?

Some people get stuck at this stage
-like getting stuck in the mud. Their
feet are deeply implanted. They

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want to move but as hard as they
try they just can get anywhere.
Sometimes it is just a matter of time
or perhaps it is with a lot of intro-
spection. Years of being stuck and
not being able to move forward will
usually require professional help.
Seeing things with new eyes and
from a new perspective often releas-
es the feet to walk forward. They
stop blaming and punishing and
come to understand why it hap-
pened. The pain changes direction
and for some even dissipates. Our
hearts feel freer and forgiveness
moves in. The climb up the moun-
taintop has been worthwhile and a
new stronger person emerges.



* Maggie Bain is an individual and
couples relationship therapist. She is a
registered nurse and a certified clinical
sex therapist.

Listen to ‘Love on the Rock’ with
Maggie Bain every Thursday 5pm-6pm
on Island FM 102.9. For appointments
call 364-7230, e-mail relateba-
hamas@yahoo.com or visit www.relate-
bahamas. blogspot.com.






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~ October in
the garden

OCTOBER is a defining
month in the Bahamian year.
The weather will be summery
in the early part of the month
but autumn will definitely be
with us by the end.

The cooler weather makes
gardening more comfortable
and more successful. Most
large tomatoes do not set fruit
until the temperature is below
68 degrees F so if we have
flowering vines at the end of
the month we should get fruit
set and be guaranteed toma-
toes for Christmas.

October is the month when
we can sow cool weather
crops, those that would either
fail or be bitter if we grew
them during the warm months.
Cool weather crops include
leaf spimach, cauliflower, gar-
den peas and all types of let-
tuce.

October is a good time to
sow leeks and scallions (spring
onions) as these appreciate
cool weather but do not bulb.
Regular bulbing onions should
be left until late December or
early January as the plants
respond to lengthening days
in order to bulb properly.

As October is the first full
month of autumn we need to
fertilise our fruit and citrus
trees by applying Sequestrene
138 drench to the bole of all
trees and then spreading fruit





TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE

tree fertiliser or 6-6-6 around
the drip line. A spray of minor
elements along with
sticker/spreader completes the
operation.

Palm trees demand that
their diet include manganese
and magnesium. This is best
done by applying a fruit special
as fertiliser or by using 6-6-6
and Epsom salts as a side
dressing.

A little judicious pruning is
in order during October but
remember not to touch your
poinsettias or any other flow-
ering shrub that is due to blos-
som soon. In order to keep
hibiscus blooming during the
pruning process you can prune
one-third of the shrub now,
another third in two weeks,
and the final trim two weeks
after that.

Bougainvillea can take
heavy pruning right about now
and will come back stronger
than ever. Many bougainvil-
Jea vines blossom better in the
winter than in the summer

Roses can also take a heavy
pruning as they grow back so
quickly. I like to cut them back
in May and October as sum-
mer foliage is not up to the
same standard as winter
foliage. Give the roots dress-
ings of compost and fertiliser
after pruning and ready your-
self for a wonder winter rose

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PREPARING: October and May are two

good months to prune roses rather drastically
so they can adjust to the new temperatures.

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display.

It is time to think about
Christmas bedding annuals
and start them from seed in
the early part of the month.
Virtually any annual will grow
from October to April so we
can ring the changes from the
usual hot weather annuals we
depend on during summer. If
we do not sow annuals now
we will have to resort to buy-
ing seedlings later on and they

are much more expensive
than seeds.

‘When planting annual seeds
it is a good idea to sprinkle
snail bait over the area to pre-
vent snails browsing through
your seedlings like vegans
through an organic salad bar.

Cooler weather will slow
down the rate of growth of
grass but the effects will only
be noticeable in November.
Although mowing will be

drastically reduced during the
late autumn and winter
months the grass is still grow-
ing and should be fertilised
with high nitrogen lawn spe-
cials at least twice between
now and Easter.

This past summer was real-
ly hot and I think we are all
ready for cooler conditions.



j-hardy@coralwave.com



Understanding
Chiropractic

By DR JACQUELINE
LIGHTBOURN DC

A Better Back
Chiropractic Center

CHIROPRACTICis a
health care profession that
focuses on disorders of the
musculoskeletal system.
and the nervous system,
and the effects of these
disorders on general
health.

Chiropractic care is
used most often to treat
neuromusculoskeletal
complaints, including but
not limited to back pain,
neck pain, pain in the
joints of the arms or legs,
and headaches. Doctors of
Chiropractic practice a
drug-free, hands-on.
approach to health care
that includes patient
examination, diagnosis
and treatment.

The most important
procedure performed by
Doctors of Chiropractic is
known as a Chiropractic
adjustment. The purpose
of an adjustment is to
restore joint mobility by
manually applying a con-
trolled force into joints
that have become hypo
mobile - or restricted in
their movement as a
result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be
caused by a single trau-
matic event, such as
improper lifting of a
heavy object, or through
repetitive stresses, such as
sitting in an awkward
position with poor spinal
posture for an extended
period of time. In either
case, injured tissues
undergo physical and
chemical changes that can
cause inflammation, pain,
and diminished function
for the sufferer. Adjust-
ments of the affected joint
and tissues, restores
mobility, thereby alleviat-
ing pain and muscle tight-
ness, and allowing tissues
to heal.

It is important to get
your spine checked for
overall optimum health.



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How do we measure effectiveness?

“An important measure of a
leader's success is the success
of her followers. it's one thing to
talk about positive change; it's another
thing to actually be the change.”
Unknown

There are more women in the edu-
cation system, religious, charity organ-
isations; more women in nursing, in
the majority of workplaces and more
women playing the lead role in homes
within this society. When compared to
the limited number of opportunities
available to women of the past, this
saturated number of women so intri-
cately involved in these critical sec-
tors of society, may be considered
progressive.

But how do we measure the effec-
tiveness of women in today's society?
In an environment where social dis-
order and the apparent lack of inspi-
ration prevail, what is the magnitude
of leadership amongst women?

I suppose that the first real dilemma
is the lack of tools in which to measure
but the results of our social discourse
speak volumes. Still, many tend to
utilise the false positive test scores
and GPA results as a means of insight
into effectiveness. Notwithstanding
that these tools offer only a skewed
view of the whole picture. There is
very little means of differentiating
memorisation from actual learning
and understanding when it comes to
exams.

Itis at this crossroad where mothers
of yesterday taught their children
skills that enabled them to think.
They recognised that inner develop-
ment was a major key to life success.
This was the reason behind learning
to do chores and being responsible
for younger siblings. The teaching of
manners and respect was important
not because it would show up in some
test score but because it gave the child
the ability to grow into a respectful



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and cooperative citizen

Today however, parents and edu-
cators alike are more likely to use
academically motivated test scores as
a means of determining the child's
overall disposition; whereas, the truth
is such scores offers only the results of
the child's possible ability for infor-
mation retention and regurgitation.
It does not specifically assess a child's
capacity to think critically, to navi-
gate emotions or to effectively man-
age their decisions. Essentially, acad-
emuic proficiency in school has become
the benchmark of the child's overall
success.

Let's be clear here, there is no
doubt an essential need for academic
proficiency; however the current
social anarchy suggests the need to
take a deeper look at the holistic
development of our children. And
this is where the rubber meets the
road; because the real challenge is
how well do children manage them-
selves after having spent so many
years in school.

Facing the reality

head on

Every child is developed in the
womb of a woman. Indeed, the
hands that rock the cradle should
have the capacity to inspire change.
That being said; the point blank truth
is - women today have dropped the
ball. This is the first uncomplimen-
tary comment for which women must



take personal responsibility. We can-
not be the majority number in critical
sectors of the society where a severe
degree of social mayhem is rampant,
without questioning our effective-
ness.

Part and parcel to this downward
social spiral also have to do with the
displaced focus of women, which is
often blinded by materialism and sta-
tus symbols. This is another unflat-
tering comment women may not like
to hear; but the results are what they
are. In addition, the issue of socio
economic status, where certain class
of women only desire to interact with
certain class 1s another underlying
truth that must be faced. This small-
mindedness only hinders collabora-
tion.

Fundamentally, we cannot be a
great nation divided; we must see
ourselves beyond our pigeon holes.
If we are only able to spire our bio-
logical children then we have failed
in our role as bearers of life and nur-
turers of humankind. Womanhood is
about maternal instinct to evoke
change; to be the light of hope. Our
roles travel beyond barriers; hence
we are the missionary servants of
life. We cannot fall asleep because
we are the ones holding the wheel.

In this small society of ours, what
can women point to as a demonstra-
tion of our effectiveness? We have
built our lives on the shoulders of
the women of yester year, where we
boast of privileges that most of them
could not even fathom. Yet, take a
sincere look at our society. Take a
listen to the language of today's gen-
eration.

We cannot take credit for any
means of progress without simulta-
neously taking responsibility for
those parts that are failing. Now is
the time to break out of those pigeon
holes and get down to doing the
work. The old idea of hiding behind



superficialities and so called safety
of gated communities must give way
to a deeper appreciation of our
responsibility. We must find creative
new ways to inspire a brighter more
hopeful future.

Final Thoughts

‘Whether we choose to act or not;
time will keep ticking and the social
decadents will continue. We must
adopt a sense of urgency and arm
ourselves with a true sense of
authenticity. Now is a time for inspi-
rational leadership that helps us to
see that we are all us, and we must
let go of the delusion of us vs. them.
This is the only we that we can
evolve as a people and move for-
ward as a nation.

‘We must stop talking about acting
and act now. Time for change; real
changes that can pull this nation out



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of the cesspool of blame and medi-
ocrity and place it onto the horizon
of possibility where it belongs.

We are the stewards of this land
and we are responsible for what we
allow to grow. According to our
unconscious point of focus, we are
allowing social mayhem and nega-
tivity to flourish. For there to be an
improved result, we must shift our
focus. This is our land and it is the
only one; now is the time for us to
get it done!



«Michelle M. Miller is a certified Life-
Coach and Stress Management Con-
sultant. She is the Principal Coach of
the Coaching Studio, which located in
the Jovan Plaza, Madeira Street.
Questions or comments can be sent to
P.O. Box CB-13060 - email -

coach4ward@yahoo.com or telephone
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iss Global
M Jamaica,
Shereen Ster-

ling, was crowned Miss
Global International
2010 by outgoing
queen, Miss Azaria
Clare, a native of Nas-
sau, at the pageant’s
Coronation event finale
held on September 26 at
the Grand Palladium
Resort and Spa Hotel in
Jamaica.

The 1st runner up is Miss
Venezuela, the 2nd runner
up is Miss Malaysia. Miss
Global Bahamas,
Valdeana Bain placed in
the Top 5 position.

“T greatly enjoyed com-
peting in this pageant and I
am grateful to the Miss
Grand Bahama Beauty
Pageant organisation for
this once in a lifetime
opportunity", says Miss
Global Bahamas Valdeana
Bain. “It was hard work
preparing for the compe-
tition, however, it was well
worth it." Looking back
at the pageant she contin-
ued, "I have made new
friends, visited many sites
in Jamaica and greatly
appreciate the hospitality
of the Miss Global Inter-
national pageant commit-
tee and the numerous
hosts and sponsors of all
of the events".



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MISS Global Bahamas meets second runner up Miss Malaysia.



When moms take care of their cars,
they take care of their families

(ARA) - For moms, their
automobile is quite possi-
bly the most important
component in their daily
lives from taking the kids
to school, doctor's appoint-
ments, soccer practice and
then off to run the millions
of errands on their “to-do"
list.

With all of these activi-
ties swirling around in their
schedules, becoming a
savvy automotive consumer
may not be at the top of
most moms’ priority list. To
help them be better
informed, Kim Danger, sav-
ings expert, mother of two
and author of “Instant Bar-
gains," has collaborated
with automotive expert
Ricardo Rodriguez-Long
and Uniroyal Tire in the
creation of a new e-book to
help moms become empow-
ered owners when it comes
to their cars and tires. The
“Mommy's Guide to Cars
& Tires" e-book features
the best tips on automotive
maintenance, car safety and

emergencies on the road. It
is available for free down-
load at www.Uniroy-
alTires.com.

Mothering

your tires

“When driving, your tires
are the only thing between
you and the road," advises
Ms Danger. As moms carry
around precious cargo, it is
important to make sure these
tire tips are followed to keep
everyone safe:

¢ Next time you park your
car, take a moment to
inspect your tires for cuts,
slashes and irregularities. It
could save you froma
potential blowout or chang-
ing a tire on the roadside.

¢ Eighty-five per cent of
drivers fail to properly
check tire pressure, accord-
ing to a recent survey by the
Rubber Manufacturers
Association. Keeping the
right tire pressure is easy to

do and a key component in
tire longevity and safety.

¢ Be sure to rotate your
tires at every other oil
change (approximately
every 6,000 miles) to help
balance tread wear.

Be car seat savvy

Busy moms often become
the taxi driver for their fami-
lies. Making sure the kids are
safely and securely fastened-
in is crucial. Be smart about
the type of car seat your child
is sitting in by following these
guidelines:

¢ If you are in the market
for a car seat, buy it new.
Avoid buying a seat without
knowing its history.

¢ Take the time to get your
car seat inspected by a
Child Passenger Safety
Technician.

¢ Check the National High-
way Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration's rating for your car

seat.



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Emergencies

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TEAM BAHAMAS: Boxer Valentino Knowles (carrying Bahamian flag) leads Team Bahamas during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at
the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

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Day 1: Mixed resuits
for tennis players

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EW DELHI, India —
Team Bahamas’ first
day of competition in
the tennis segment of
the XIX Commonwealth Games
produced mixed results Monday.

While Larikah Russell and
Nikkita Fountain split their wom-
en’s single matches, the team of
Russell and Marvin Rolle got elim-
inated after turning in a gallant
effort.

In her singles, Russell wasted
very little time in disposing of
Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati with
an impressive 6-0, 6-0 decision.
Fountain, on the other hand, lost 6-

1, 6-0 to No.8 seed Maria Erakovic _ there,”

of New Zealand.

Following her match, Russell
teamed up with Marvin Rolle for
their mixed doubles match, only
to lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of
Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg
of Guernsey.

“It was good. It was a tough
match overall that could have gone
either way with a point here or
said Rolle, who came up

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with a couple of brilliant plays to
keep their rallies going at times.
“T think we could have been a
little more aggressive at the net.
But overall, I think we played very
well. Just a point here and there
and we were right in the match.
We had our chances to win.”
Trailing throughout the third
and final set, the Bahamas man-
aged to break Orieg to pull even at

5-5 when Russell powered through
a big volley return.

But that seemed to have given
Watson and Orieg more intensity
as they stormed right back and
broke Russell for the 6-5 lead.

With Watson serving for the
match, Orieg played exceptionally
well at the net and they were able
to hold on for the win.

“Overall, it was pretty tough. I
think every match in that game
was pretty tough,” Russell reflect-
ed. “It was of a high level, but ’m
proud of the way we hung in there
from the start to the end.”

Rolle, a little bit jet lagged after
just arriving into New Delhi on a
13-hour flight the night before, said
he knew he had to suck it up

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Two-man boxing team to take it ‘one bout at a time’

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Now that all of the
pre-Commonwealth Games festivities are over,
head coach Andre Seymour said he’s looking
forward to his two-man boxing team putting
its best foot forward on Wednesday.

That’s when the duo of opening ceremonies’
Bahamas flag bearer Valentino Knowles and
Carl Hield will begin competition in the boxing
arena at the XIX Commonwealth Games.

Hield, competing out of the welterweight or
69-kilogram division, will be the first up. His
opponent will be Hubert Lucien of Dominica.
If he is successful, Hield will go on to box in the
second round on Friday. Knowles, the first box-
er and the youngest Bahamian to carry the flag

at the Commonwealth Games, the second
largest sporting event in the world, will be con-
testing the light welterweight or 64kg division.

He was given a bye in the first round and
will now compete in the second round against
Emil Kaoka of PNG. A win and Knowles will
be in the quarterfinals set for Sunday.

An excited Seymour, who is being assisted by
his cousin Floyd Seymour, said he likes what he
has seen in the draw and is confident that if
the two boxers follow their instructions, they
should be successful.

“[’m quite satisfied with the draws. We got
some good draws and we know the majority
of these boxers because I scouted them from the
last championships we went to in March,” Sey-
mour said.

“Carl got a good draw and once he wins on
the 6th, he has another bout on the 8th before

he can get into the quarterfinals. Valentino got
a bye and he will fight on Thursday. If he wins,
he will get into the quarterfinals.”

The goal, according to Seymour, is to take
care of business each match. “We just have to
take it one bout at a time. We can’t take any-
body for granted coming into these games,” he
charged. “The boxers just have to go out there
and fight very hard.”

Seymour, a former two-time Olympian, said
the Bahamas is overdue for a Commonwealth
Games medal, having won one — a bronze from
Stevie “The Heat” Larrimore in Melbourne,
Australia, in 1982.

“We’re looking forward to erasing that and
we hope that any one of these boxers will give
us our first medal since 1982. We are in a very

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‘Kudos’ to
the Games’
organisers

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — The Bahamian
dignitaries have all expressed their delight
in watching how India has defied the odds
and is hosting what is turning out to be
the most spectacular Commonwealth
Games to date.

Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC)
president Wellington Miller said having
been to four of the past 18 games held
every four years, he was more than
impressed with the Indian organising
committee.

“The international press should apolo-
gise to India for spreading the bad press
that they did before the games started,”
Miller said. “Maybe those pictures they
showed were file photos taken some time
ago.

“When I look at this facility in the
games village where athletes can go right
over there and practice and walk right
back to their room, the Indians have done
a tremendous job in putting these games
on.”

Miller joined others in congratulating
his chef de mission, Roy Colebrooke, who
had called for the other nations to cease
from lambasting the organisers and lifting
a helping hand to ensure that the games
are a success.

“The chef and his team have been
doing a good job with our team,” Miller
said. “I’m happy that he didn’t get cloned
into those negative comments that were
taking place. The Caribbean and the
Africans have been following his lead
with his positiveness to India.”

Miller said after speaking with all of
the athletes, he expects some good per-
formances over the next 10 days of com-
petition.

Travelling with Miller is his secretary
general, Rommel Knowles, who said the
Indian government and the organising
committee should be given a lot of kudos.

“Not to be biased towards anybody,
but I think these were the best structured
games in terms of facilities,” Knowles
stressed. “The Indians have taken the
friendly games and made them much
friendlier and the hospitality received by
the people has been exceptional.

“T will tell you, people who have been
to Beijing for the Olympics are comparing
these facilities with them. So despite all of
the negative comments in the press, I
think that these games will far exceed
any expectations.”

Knowles said he was quite impressed
with the training facilities, especially its
proximity to the village, which is just
exceptional.

“You could see that a lot of thought
and planning has gone into this whole
venue and a lot of billions as well,” he
said. “I spoke to a lot of the athletes and
they are saying these are by far the best
facilities that they have been in.”

Knowles said the International Olympic
Committee has also been in awe with the
facilities and, after what they’ve experi-
enced at the opening ceremonies, have
asked the Indian IOC to make a bid for
the 2020 Olympic Games.

“[’m not saying that they didn’t have
some problems, but when you can build a
structure like what they did in seven
years, new facilities, new roads and new
games village, they have to be applaud-
ed,” he said. “They have done a good job
in getting the games off the ground and
they have made sure that the athletes are
all comfortable and secure with their secu-
rity personnel all around the place.”

Spotlight finally turns to sports at Commonwealth Games

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) — Small
crowds, minor glitches and the
prospect of contracting dengue fever
were still a concern for organisers
Monday as the spotlight finally
turned to sports at the Common-
wealth Games.

Swimming was the first sport to
get going in New Delhi on Monday,
the morning after the games offi-

cially opened with a spectacular cer-
emony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sta-
dium.

India had another minor setback
when the first gold medal of the
games was won by Nigerian
weightlifter Augustina Nwaokolo in
the women's 48-kilogram category.
Sonia Chanu, who had been expect-
ed to win the host country’s first
gold medal, finished second and
Indian teammate Sandhya Rani
Devi Atom took bronze. But health

issues, one of the main concerns in
the buildup to the games, came to
fore on the weekend when 30-year-
old Indian lawn bowls team official
Ruptu Gogoi was admitted to hos-
pital with the mosquito-borne
dengue fever.

English freestyle swimmer Steven
Beckerleg, however, said he wasn't
that concerned about getting the
disease. "We've been seeing them
spraying frequently,” Beckerleg said,
"and the fact that one person has

acquired it really doesn't worry me.”

Others also seemed to be unaf-
fected by the news. "We've got sup-
plies of repellents,” the New
Zealand team said in a statement.
"So far we haven't seen too many
mosquitoes but we're continuing to
apply regularly.”

Organisers have been regularly
spraying pesticides at high-risk
areas, including at the athletes’ vil-
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Men’s senior national cricket team ready for Kuwait test

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

AS the international profile of our
national cricket programme contin-
ues to grow, the Bahamas is prepar-
ing to face arguably its toughest test
yet in the month ahead.

The Bahamas men’s senior nation-
al cricket team is gearing up for the
challenge to compete at the Pepsi
International Cricket Council’s

World Cricket League Division
Eight, November 6-12 in Kuwait.

Teams from eight countries dis-
persed across five continents will
contest the first ever WCL Division
Eight. Participating teams include
Suriname, Vanuatu, Bhutan, Gibral-
tar, Germany, Zambia and the
Bahamas.

The Bahamas will have to finish in
the top two to be promoted into
Pepsi ICC World Cricket League
Division Seven, which is scheduled

to take place in Botswana in May
next year. Teams that have already
qualified for that tournament are
the host country Botswana, Japan,
Nigeria and Norway.

Matches

The matches will be hosted on
four match grounds in Kuwait,
Hubara, Unity, KEC and Sulaibiya.

This particular event will feature
eight sides, whereas other ICC

events traditionally hosted six teams
in the World Cricket Leagues and
thus the tournament is being played
in a format with two groups of four.

In the group stages, each team will
be assessed two points for a win, one
point for a tie and will receive no
score for a loss.

The sixth day of the tournament
will feature playoffs between the
groups after the final group stand-
ings have been completed. The Divi-
sion Eight finals and position play-

offs will conclude the tournament
on its final day.

The senior national team will trav-
el early to Kuwait to familiarize itself
with the surroundings and partici-
pate in a few exhibition matches
before the tournament gets under-
way.

The junior programme continues
to excel as well as they prepare for
international competition in the US
at the end of the year for an age-
group tournament.

Mixed results for Team Bahamas’ tennis players ocine cca

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because he was representing
the Bahamas.

But he vowed that after
getting in a good night’s rest,
he should be fresh and ready
to compete in his men’s open-
ing singles against Thangara-
jah Dineshkanthan of Sri Lan-
Ka.

“Tm not representing
myself anymore. I’m here to
represent the people of the
Bahamas, so I have to be up
for it,” stressed Rolle, who is
scheduled to be in action at
noon today. “I have to come
out and give it 100 per cent
again.”

Looking back at her clean
sweep in her singles match,
Russell said it was “easier
than I expected.”

“But I used it to work on
some stuff for my next match.
But it was hard to stay focus
playing against somebody
who really didn’t give you
much of a challenge.”

The Grand Bahamian
native, however, knows that
she will have to put it all
together when she plays her
second round match against
top seed Anastacia Rodiono-
va of Australia. That match
is scheduled for Wednesday.

“T don’t have any pressure
on me. I’m just going to go
out there and play and have
fun,” she said. “I’m just going
to enjoy it and see how far it
will take me.”

In her match yesterday,
Fountain said she started off

US beats France at volleyball worlds

ROME (AP) — The Unit-
ed States opened the third
round of the volleyball world
championships with a 3-0 win
over France on Monday.

Clayton Stanley led the
Olympic champions with 14
points, 4 blocks and 4 aces —
while Sean Rooney and
David Lee added 11 points
each.

U.S. coach Alan Knipe
called his squad's attack and
block percentage "almost per-



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MIXED DOUBLES: Larikah Russell and Marvin Rolle on the court at the
XIX Commonwealth Games. They lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of
Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg of Guernsey.

playing very well, but she got
distracted and just simply lost
her rhythm. “I played pretty
well to get up in the game,
but I was losing the impor-
tant points,” she said. “Obvi-
ously, ’m disappointed that
IT lost, but I didn’t play that
badly, so it was a good expe-
rience.”

Fountain is hoping to
redeem herself when she
teams up with Russell to play
in the women’s doubles. They

fect."

Two-time defending world
champion Brazil had to rally
from a 2-1 deficit to beat the
Czech Republic 3-2, winning
the tiebreaker 15-8.

Ranked

Also, fourth-ranked Serbia
beat Argentina 3-1, with Ivan
Maljlovic leading the way
with 20 points; and Bulgaria
defeated Spain 3-1.

won’t play until Wednesday
as scheduled.

“Texpect that we will win,”
she said. “Larikah played
against one of the girls that
we will be playing, so I can’t
imagine that match being that
difficult for us.”

Still waiting to get on the
court is Grand Bahamian
Devin Mullings, who is slated
to open up against top seed
Somdev Devvarman of India
in a rematch from their days

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as junior players. That match
is set for noon Wednesday.

“T think it will be a good
experience. I don’t think I will
put too much unwanted pres-
sure on myself,” he said. “I
will compete hard like I
always do. The last time I
played him in Junior Wim-
bledon in 2003, I beat him in
the first round. Since then,
he’s being playing very well.
He won NCAAs in college.
He’s done well. He’s had a
pretty good pro career, qual-
ifying for Wimbledon this
year.

“[m just going to go out
and play hard. I don’t have
any pressure on me. The pres-
sure is on him. He’s compet-
ing at home. But I have a little
bit of a mental edge, having
beaten him before. I’m just
coming off a hip injury, so I
know I will have to compete
hard.”

Like Rolle, Munnings is
also coming off the jet lag
having just arrived the night
before. But he’s confident
that it shouldn’t affect his play
that much.

Coach Leo Rolle said the
Bahamas had a pretty good
day, despite the mixed results.
“Larikah won her match pret-
ty easy, but Nikkita didn’t
play her match as well as she
normally does,” Rolle said.
“So that was kind of a let
down. Better luck next time.”

Rolle said he’s looking for-
ward to the rest of the games
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Mullings, along with Rodney
Carey Jr are getting ready to
play singles. “All of these
matches are tough. You can’t
take anyone lightly,” he said.

While he has not arrived as
yet, Carey Jr will have to head
directly from the airport to
the tennis center when he gets
in today as provisions were
made to play his singles match
against Jamie Murray of Scot-
land at 2pm.

Tennis kicked off the sport-
ing disciplines for the
Bahamas at the games and
chef de mission Roy Cole-
brooke, who got to view the
mixed doubles, said he was
pleased with what he saw.

“T think the team played
extremely well,” he said. “We
are going to make it a point as
Team Bahamas to come out
and give the athletes their full
support because we expect
that the other disciplines who
were here before tennis, and
well rested, to do extremely
well.”

Colebrooke was referring
to the fact that the tennis
players started to arrive in
New Delhi five days after the
rest of the team, made up of
track and field, boxing and
cycling athletes, had already
settled in.

Deputy chef de mission
Tim Munnings, who accom-
panied Colebrooke to the
watch the tennis matches, said
the team played well,
although they had just
arrived.

to take it ‘one
bout at a time’
FROM page 11

good position in the draw.
They just have to take each
bout one at a time, but fight
as if it is the gold medal
round.”

Knowles, 22, is coming
off three consecutive medal
performances at the inter-
national meets, including
the recently held Central
American and Caribbean
Games in Puerto Rico in
July when he won the gold.

He was also a silver
medallist at the Common-
wealth Championships and
bronze medallist in the Pan
Am Boxing Champi-
onships. Hield is going after
his first major international
medal.

“Watching the game, they
played very well. They played
a good team, but they fought
right to the very end,” he said.
“T know Marvin, although he
may not realize it, his timing
was not what it should have
been. But under the circum-
stances, he played well.”

Munnings said all of the
other disciplines are eager to
follow tennis, having been
here for a week now. So he’s
looking forward to some great
things from them during the
next week.

Spotlight finally turns to sports
at the Commonwealth Games

FROM page 11

organisation in London, said
at the tennis venue that he
had heard about the dengue
fever outbreak before travel-
ling to India for the Com-
monwealth Games.

"But I was not super wor-
ried. I had noticed there were
problems caused by the rains
but that didn't stop me from
coming,” he said. "It was an
opportunity to watch some-
thing interesting and these
things don't bother me too
much."

Dengue fever, a painful
viral disease that can be life-
threatening, has become an
issue in the Indian capital this
year because of the extended
monsoon season, with thou-
sands of cases reported.

In the aquatics center, Aus-
tralia started to dominate
right from the start, winning
three of the first five swim-
ming gold medals awarded.

Kylie Palmer won the 200-
meter freestyle in 1 minute,
57.50 seconds, with Jazmin
Carlin of Wales earning sil-
ver and dual Olympic gold
medalist Rebecca Adlington
of England in third. Alicia
Coutts later won the 200 indi-
vidual medley in 2:09.70. Aus-
tralian teammate Emily See-
bohm, who can still win seven
gold medals in New Delhi,
was second and Julia Wilkin-
son of Canada was third.

"It's nice to step up and
show that I'm capable of
being a champion and being
the best," Coutts said.

Ryan Cochrane of Canada
won the men's 400 freestyle
and Chad Le Clos of South
Africa took the men's 200
butterfly before the Aus-
tralian men's 4x100 freestyle
relay team claimed the final
gold medal of the night.

Australia also won the
men's team competition in
gymnastics, while Amirul
Hamizan Ibrahim of Malaysia
won the men's 56-kilogram
category weightlifting gold.
Indians again won silver and
bronze in weightlifting.

Malaysia's best medal
hopes both won on the open-
ing day of the games. Top-
ranked men's badminton
player Lee Chong Wei beat

Joshua Green of Isle of Man,
and No. 1 Nicol David defeat-
ed Damindhi Udangawe of
Sri Lanka in the women's
squash competition.

Although the swim stadi-
um had a good size crowd for
the evening session, many of
the venues struggling to bring
people in.

At the 19,118-seat field
hockey stadium, only about
100 spectators came to watch
New Zealand beat Wales 5-1
in the opening match of a
tournament featuring India's
second-favourite sport. Rohan
Bopanna's match to open the
tennis competition drew only
dozens of fans at the 5,015-
seat venue.

In netball, Australia beat
Samoa 76-39 in front of only
58 spectators. "Netball is not
that huge in India so I can't
imagine the crowd improving
much, but we don't care,"
Australia shooter Cath Cox
said. "If we win a gold medal
in front of a man and a dog,
that's fine with me.”

Last week, the government
said only 200,000 of the 1.7
million tickets for the games
had been sold. On Monday,
games ticketing chief Moni-
ka Jolly said she “count not
reveal any figure straight
away” when asked about the
volume of sales or value of
tickets sold.

Glitches were also reported
at some venues. The boxing
weigh-in scales were giving
faulty readings, causing sev-
eral athletes to panic because
they were said to be too
heavy. But after testing the
scales, the organisers decid-
ed to reschedule to weigh-in
to Tuesday morning, the day
the boxing competition opens.

In the morning session at
the swimming pool, Seebohm
was briefly listed as disquali-
fied in the heats of the 200
individual medley before
organisers said it was mistake.
And in the evening, a worker
had to use a net to scoop
some debris out of the pool
ahead of the men's 4x100
relay final.

The organising committee's
buses also had a bad day, get-
ting lost while taking official
personnel around the city.

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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R ZNS staff told:refuse govt redundancy offer C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.263TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDY, T-STORMS HIGH 89F LOW 79F COMMONWEALTHGAMESNEWSONPAGE 11 Bahamian tennis stars in action By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE Bahamas Communica t ions and Public Officers Union chief, Bernard Evans, advised his union members at the Broadcasting Corporation not to accept the governments redundancy packages, which were offered them yesterday. Speaking with The Tribune moments after meeting with his m embers, Mr Evans said that ZNS chairman Michael Moss met with the entire staff of the BCB yesterday and offered them separation packages. Giving the staff a week to decide whether or not they willa ccept the offer, Mr Evans said the staff at the corporations northern division will be given a similar offer today. We are not pleased at all with their offer. With these tough economic times and the fact that you are putting people out of a job after so many years, and them in many instances having amassed so much debt (school loans, cars, home loans, e tc); when you look at the average debt ratio of over $150,000 and if you are not talking packages comparative to that then what are we talking about? he asked. Mr Evans said that he has since advised his members to decline the governments offerst hus far as the figures are far from enough. When pressed for specifics in terms of dollar amounts that some staff have been offered at differing salary scales, Mr Evans said that he was unable to quote figures at this time. However, he promised that if i t was necessary, he would reveal these numbers later this week. According to a well placed sources at the BCB, while the line staff at the corporation may be unhappy with the packages offered to them, there are some managers at the corporation who received some very attractive offers. At this stage, I expect that they (government more people taking the packages than they expected. So if they dont be careful, this place (ZNS town, because it looks like everyone is signing up to take these packages, the source The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com B AHAMASBIGGEST CARSFORSALE, HELPWANTED ANDREALESTATE I N S I D E SEE page eight Union leader advises members at Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f By NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net A 16-YEAR-OLDboy accused o f shooting 13-year-old Rashad R olle in the head three weeks ago was arraigned on an attempted m urder charge yesterday. The 16-year-old John Road resident appeared before Magistrate 16-year-old accused of shooting boy in head SEE page eight By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@ tribunemedia.net TAKING credit for the governments deci sion to provide some further help to straw vendors detained in New York City on criminal charges, the PLP yesterday said the government must do more including getting bail for the women and ultimately, trying to get the charges against them dropped. While advocating that a vigorous national education campaign must be launched to teach Bahamians of the illegality of trading in counterfeit goods and why it must stop, the PLP proposed that straw vendors held in the US deserve the full support of the government as any illegal act they may have engaged in was done with the com plicity of a Bahamian government which allowed them to do so in a governmentsponsored market and collected 10 per cent customs revenue on the knock-off goods. The party also announced that it intends to launch a defence fund to assist the vendors with their expenses in New York, which the public will be invited to contribute to once it is established. Their comments were made during a press conference in the Opposition Committee room at the House of Assem bly yesterday. The PLPs parPLP:government must do more for straw vendors SEE page eight STATEMENT: Fred Mitchell By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@ tribunemedia.net ANGRY property owners protested outside the Arawak Homes office on Shirley Street yesterday calling for justice and secu rity in a bitter land dispute with the real estate developer. Homeowners fear they will lose their homes after Frederick and Maria Woods house in Sir Lyn den Pindling Estates was bulldozed by Arawak Homes Limited on Sep tember 24. Mrs Wood cried as she spoke of the grief she and her family have endured since they lost their home and belongings as she claimed her property was destroyed without warning and left her family of six to now seek shelter in a two-room apartment. My kids cant sleep and cant eat because our home and everything in it was destroyed and something needs to be done, Mrs Wood said. I expect justice to be done. Our laws and our lawmakers are corrupt. If you remain down they will keep trampling on every body so I am calling on you to boycott Arawak Homes. The grieving mother said she has heard no word from her MP and Minister of Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside who said government would step in to mediate in the land dispute. Arawak Homes Ltd maintains there is widespread trespass on their property in the area and hundreds of people in Pinewood Gardens are livSEE page eight PROPERTYOWNERSSTAGEARAWAKHOMESPROTEST PROTEST: Maria Wood, whose house in Sir Lynden Pin dling Estates was bulldozed by Arawak Homes Limited, speaks to the media yesterday. PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO TECHNIC AL ISSUES, THERE WILL BE N O USATODAY IN TODAYS TRIBUNE

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By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net LEADERS of the National Development Party reminded voters they will have a third choice in the next general election as voter r egistration opened yesterday. Registration centres across the country opened for voters to sign up for the right to cast ballots in the next election. National Development Party (NDP Renward Wells and his associates greeted potential voters on the s teps of the Parliamentary Registration Department on Farrington Road. The next general election expect ed in early 2012 will be the first for the two-year-old NDP and Mr Wells said it marks the first time Bahamians will have a real choice. We believe it marks the end of visionless leadership for this count ry and we are here to encourage the vast majority of Bahamians to come out and let their voices be heard, Mr Wells said. Mr Wells suggested only 140,000 of 150,000 registered voters cast their ballots in the 2005 general election because of apathy invoked by a lack of choice between the w ell-established PLP and FNM. But in the next election he hopes the 250,000 Bahamians eligible to vote will be inspired to exercise their right to choose leadership of the country with the added choice of the NDP by registering to vote and casting their ballots on the day. They should not be deterred by t he newness of the NDP as Mr Wells said his partys vision and wisdom has been proven in the governing FNMs taking of their advice on issues such as gambling, property rights, education and crime. They are adopting our vision and we dont mind because wen eed all hands on deck, Mr Wells said. But we say they shouldnt be captains of the ship because they dont know where they want to go. We may not have experience in the House of Assembly but we do have the clean clear thinking that can bring the Bahamas to where it needs to be. Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel encouraged voters to register early in order to avoid confusion when the Boundaries Commission is appointed in the run-up to the next general election and the Parliamentary Registrar provides the vital voter information. Around 50 staff overseeing registration will assist voters in establishing their address in order for the Boundaries Commission to then determine their constituency. However, Mr Bethel said it is up to the voter to inform the Registrar if they then move home prior to the election. We really rely on the informa tion people give us so we expect people to give us the right information, Mr Bethel said. People who have moved and were previously registered need to get their registration transferred. Sometimes we will have two people registered at the same house and we base that on the information we collect. If we get the wrong informa tion theres nothing we can do, he said. Bahamians over 18 can register at any of the six locations in New Providence, including the Town Centre Mall, the Mall at Marathon, the Post Office in East Hill Street, and post offices in Carmichael Road, South Beach and Elizabeth Estates, as well as the Parliamentary Registration Department in Farrington Road, from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The National Insurance Board office in Freeport is also accepting registration, as well as Family Island Administrators offices across the country. Proof of citizenship is required such as a passport or voters card, and if you do not have a passport take your certificate of citizenship or naturalisation, or a birth or Baptismal certificate along with a work or school photo ID and your mothers passport. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE LOWEST RATES EVER!!!NEW VEHICLE FINANCING AS LOW AS 7%! Up to 100% Financing Available* Ask about our Lowest Mortgage Rate Ever and the chance to WIN $1,000!!!**7%As low asJust ask. When will I ever own the car of my dreams?*Subject to certain terms and conditions. **Approved customers are automatically entered for a chance to WIN a $1000 credit to their auto loan principal. THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reminding Bahamian citizens that a United States visa is normally required for travel to the US for pleasure or business. The ministry has received a number of requests for assistance from Bahamian citizens who have been unable to return to the Bahamas in transit through the United States after their travel to the Caribbean, Europe or Central America, officials said in a statement yesterday. In this regard, the Ministry of F oreign Affairs wishes to bring to the attention of Bahamian citizens that, under the terms of the PreClearance Agreement with the United States of America, the holders of Bahamian passports can travel to the United States with a current police certificate under the following condition: If you are departing the Bahamas through the US Customs and Border Pre-Clearance facility at the Freeport International Airport or the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau; and if travelling to the United States only. The ministry said the Bahamian travelling public should note that a valid US visa is required for travel l ing under the following conditions: If you are departing the Bahamas from an airport other than Freeport or Nassau. If you do not clear US Customs and Border Pre-Clearance facility at the Freeport International Airport or the Lynden Pindling International Airport. If you are going on a cruise that leaves from a seaport in the United States or Puerto Rico. For example, travelling to Fort Lauderdale to board a cruise ship sailing to the Caribbean. If you are travelling to the US to connect with another flight that will take you to another country. For e xample, travelling to Miami to board the American Airlines flight to Trinidad and Tobago, or travelling to New York to go to London, orto Atlanta to go to Ghana. Bahamian citizens planning to work or study in the US also require a visa and should apply at the Embassy of the United States of America at Queen Street in Nassau. Information on the application process can be found at the websiteof the US Embassy in Nassau, www.nassau.usembassy.gov. NDP promotes third choice for the next general election Ministry reminder for Bahamian citizens travelling to the US Voter registration centres open across the country THIRDCHOICE: Renward Wells, chairman of the NDPs steering committee, speaks to The Tribune yesterday at the Parliamentary Registration Department. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f ENCOURAGINGEARLYREGISTRATION: Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel

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EDITOR, The Tribune. F irstly, it must be pointe d out that the contents and m otive of this letter hold no p olitical bias. It is apolitical. A t a recent Community Town meeting hosted by the S outh Andros Chamber of C ommerce, it was noted that for many decades, infras tructural and many other basic but essential needs of the district and communityo f South Andros have been terribly and painfully n eglected. Far too many of these needs still exist today. This distasteful state of a ffairs covers the span of all political regimes and should n ow be addressed with a sense of urgency and com-p assion by the current a dministration. Our two bridges are in a wful disrepair. They are in a horrible and depreciated c ondition, and are likely to c ollapse at any moment. The n ecessary and constant use of these bridges is really a risky and frightening expe rience for the travelling pub-l ic, tourists and for all vehic ular traffic, including our school buses and heavy duty equipment. This can even lead to deaths or a very serious accident, which can result in lawsuits from Bahamian and American tourists. The cen t ral government is quite a ware of the seriousness of the situation, and thus far has only been giving lip ser v ice to it and seems to be w aiting for a tragic accident to happen. The bridges should be repaired immediately and without further d elay! F urther, it is suggested that once the bridges have been repaired, a planned m aintenance programme be developed to facilitate the maintenance of the bridges on an ongoing and regular basis. Ecotourism is one of the islands most fruitful industries and holds great potential for growth and further development. The conversation between the Ministry of Tourism and others regarding the introduction of direct airlift services b etween Florida and South A ndros should persist in all e arnestness. Likewise, discussions at that ministry fort he infrastructural developm ent of Eco-tours in South Andros should be revived and pursued vigorously. These proposed ventures and projects hold much potential for significant economic benefits, and when o perational, would provide e mployment and business ownership opportunities. S outh Androsians want to b ecome empowered to grow a nd create things for themselves. Why not establish a Campus of BTVI here? Consideration should also be given to establishing an agricultural base or presence in the district. These facilities would serve to equip many of our young minds with the necessary technical a nd vocational skills which a re critically needed, and aid i n the production and pro cessing of various foods. The m ajority of the youthful p opulation in particular, desires to live at home. Acquiring such skills could provide useful occupationa nd opportunities at home, and stem the constant migration flow to an overpopulated New Providence. The completion of under ground potable water infra structure from the governm ent complex to Mars Bay c ontinues to be a critical need and of grave health concern. There is lack of security p ersonnel at the Communi ty Health Clinic in Johnsons Bay, and inadequate security and maintenance personnel at the High School in Johnsons Bay. The buildi ng which is occupied by the police and other local government personnel in The Bluff is inadequate and in need of urgent repairs. Fellow South Androsians, these and other pressing n eeds and concerns througho ut the district require cen tral governments urgenta nd remedial attention. B ut we as sons and daugh t ers of the soil sisters and brother, have a role to play also. We must come togeth e r and work together to do some things for ourselves, and cause some things to happen; putting aside our m any unimportant and petty differences that divide and enslave us and make us e asy and convenient prey for s elf-serving opportunists. T he interest and well-being of our community musta lways come first. W e have helplessly watched several homes destroyed by fire far too often for lack of a fire truck, a shed and other equipment? Another of these fires happened on Saturday, Sep t ember 18, 2010 in Dun c ombe Coppit; myself and others were there to witness the disaster. H opefully, this first thrust w ould serve as the impetus for the beginning of better working relationships amongst us, and for theg ood and benefit of South Andros and those of us who live here. W e earnestly do look for immediate attention and action to aggressively address and resolve some oft he above serious concerns of South Andros. EDMUND RAHMING Sr P resident South Andros, Chamber of Commerce, Congo Town,S outh Andros. September 27, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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 AS TO be expected the PLP are trying to make hay from the plight of the arrested straw vendors while the sun still shines. They are looking to the Bahamas government to somehow bargain with the US government to have the charges against the nine Bahamian vendors recently arrested in New York and charged with possession of counterfeit goods for resale at their marketstalls in Nassau dropped. Some of the vendors held in New York have been quoted as admitting that they knew the goods purchased in New York for resale in Nassau were counterfeit, and, therefore, illegal. However, once they passed through Nassau Customs they believed they were absolved of all illegality on the paying of Customs duty. The PLP are now trying to make government complicit in the illegal trade because by exacting customs duty theg overnment tacitly approved their sale in the local market. When the news first broke in Nassau of the womens arrest the president of the Straw Business Persons Society said that unless someone could provide a means for Bahamian vendors to get the counterfeit designer bags back in their stalls without risking getting caught by US authorities, things are going to get rough for vendors and their families. It will, she said, affect the vendors and it will affect The Bahamas. These bags are generating a lot of funds. The whole economy will feel it. This is what the tourists want cheap designer goods and this is what they should get was the opinion of many of thev endors. Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney, who wants a crackdown on crime, start ing with the petty offences, had his own answer for such an argument. Mr McCartney gave the case of the vendors as an example of where the local authorities had fallen down on law enforcement. For example, he said, with the straw vendors recently, the fact of the matter is what they are doing is illegal. In his opinion the vendors reasoning to continue the trade sent a terrible message to the nations youth. "They also say that's what the tourists want. Well if the tourist wants illegal drugs are you going to give them that? If they want you to rob a bank, you going to do that? asked Mr McCartney. According to the PLP the vendors held in the US deserve full government support which incidentally they are getting as any illegal act that they may have engaged in was done with the complicity of a Bahamian government that allowed them to do so ina government-sponsored market and collected 10 per cent customs revenue on the knock-off goods. Now we invite the PLP to take a step back in time to the year 2006 it was the fiveyear era of the Christie administration. At the end of that year Customs, Immigration and police officers swooped on a warehouse in East Street south. There they confiscateda quantity of merchandise more 5,000 Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada handbags and other designer goods. Two persons were charged four years have passed and their case is yet to be heard. The owner,a Chinese national with Bahamian status, pleaded ignorant he did not know that them ock designer goods were illegal. This warehouse was the source of supply for the straw vendors. In a letter written to us yesterday, retired assistant commissioner of police, Paul Thompson, who is still in the police reserve, told us that at the time of the raid he called one of his senior police friends. He told his friend that if the police were to do a proper job they would nowh ave to move on to the straw market and clear the shelves of the same illegal goods there. Mr Thompson was told that that was what the police had planned to do. Howev er, he said, the police got a call from a senior official in government, who told them to drop the idea of a raid and give the vendors an opportunity to sell the goods. When nothing was done, Mr Thompson r easoned, the vendors thought they were in the clear and sought another outlet of purchase. This took them to New York. One of the vendors admitted that she had been shopping in New York for about four years. If, Mr Thompson argued, the police had been permitted to complete their job in 2006, everyone would have known that their trade was illegal, and the Ingraham government would not now be in the embarrassing posi tion of having nine Bahamian women awaiting trial in New York for a trade that should have been stopped by law enforcement four years ago. As for the PLP we suggest they go back to their Bible Matthew ch. 7, v.3 and ponder: Who beholdest thou the mote that is in they bothers eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Action needed to tackle serious concerns of South Andros LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Why wasnt the illegal trade stopped in 2006? EDITOR, The Tribune. Crime is out of control. I am truly frightened. I fear we have lost it. Read the morning papers, most times the entire front page is neg ative. Watch the evening news and you get the same picture. I respect Minister Turnquest and Commissioner Greenslade, but what they are doing is not sufficient. The latest shooting on Bay Street has probably hurt our tourism image more than we realise. A few questions: 1) What happened to the anklets we were promised? Is it legal? If so introduce them and maybe save a few lives. 2) Have we given thought to a curfew? There are different kinds. Better some negative publicity than for crime to get com pletely out of control and get black listed by the USA. 3) What about bail? Can the bail act be amended to ensure fewer criminals are on the street? I ask you why is it taking so long to implement some of the above? JAMES McINTOSH Treasure Cay, Abaco September 28, 2010. Crime is out of control EDITOR, The Tribune. MR PIERRE DUPUCH'S recent letter to the editor suggesting the Cabinet Ministers of a ruling party, and by extension MPs and candidates of an Opposition Party, have no say in who becomes the leader of a particular political party speaks volumes. The history of conventions of both major political parties in The Bahamas shows us how it's done. Just ask Dr Bernard Nottage for example. Maybe Mr Tennyson Wells can also fill us in? While the popularity of an individual does come into play, the delegates of political parties are controlled, as a rule, by the incumbents. And for "Convention" to vote against the leadership of a ruling party is a most unusual occurrence, in The Bahamas or elsewhere. To suggest that Cabinet Ministers have no say on who gets the reigns of power is like believing in Bookie and Barabie. One of the common misconceptions of politics, or more specifically politicians, is that they abide by the Constitution of the country or their particular political party. After many years of front line politics, and a former Cabinet Minister himself, I'm sure Mr Dupuch knows very well how the system works. RICK LOWE Nassau, September 25, 2010. Looking at the politics of power

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B YRAN Woodside, State Minister for Lands and Local Government, is holding consultations with the B ahamian public throughout the country on the Land Adjudication Bill 2010. D uring a recent town m eeting at the British Colon ial Hilton, Mr Woodside e xplained that the good and m arketable title to land is e ssential to economic empowerment. He said that is why the government is placing before the public a Land Adjudication Bill which will permit the certi fication of free simple titlet o generation lands. A lso, legislation will be put before the public for a L aw of Property Act and f or a Registration Land A ct, he said. Mr Woodside said he is acutely aware that landr emains a major issue for many Bahamians. He said the government wishes the public to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in creating a legal framework for ownership and registration of land int he Bahamas, including, but not limited to generational land. G eneration land is a form of common property, where several claimants hold undivided interests int he property, he explained. They derive their inter ests from claims of inheri tance from a single ances t or, although without the legally prescribed procedures for administering the estates of deceased ances t ors for generation after g eneration, Mr Woodside said. T here are several challenges to land administration, which include: No marketable title for generation land; multiple owners claiming the same land; high proportion of land disp utes; unscrupulous lawyers, and realtors; holding of land for speculative p urposes; lack of surveys f or many land parcels; pro h ibitive cost; need for banking transparency; search by name and not by title;n otice only given in the Gazette; and outdated laws and land reform needed. Mr Woodside said the o bject of the Bill is to provide a legal framework to enable families who have been in possession for 12y ears or more of a parcel of land of not more than one and a quarter acres to claimo wnership of such land, and i f successful, to be granted a certificate of title for the land. He told those present at t he town meeting that the Bill provides for the appointment of a speciala djudication officer who has the qualifications of a Supreme Court judge to a scertain and record titles throughout an adjudication area to which the Act has been applied. The Bill also sets out the procedure to be followed by the adjudication officer a nd defines his or her duties. The adjudication offic er will prepare notices in r espect of an area, (the n otice will declare that all interest in land claimed under the provisions of theA ct will be ascertained and recorded, Mr Woodside said. The notice will be pub l ished in the Gazette and in public offices and in such other manner as the adju dication officer sees fit in o rder to bring it to the attention of all persons in the Bahamas. Any persons who claim a n interest in land in the area will be required to make a claim in person or by an agent, he said. A ll other claims for land title is stayed unless the adjudication officer givesc onsent to proceed in writing, including applications made under the Quieting T itle Act 1959. The Bill also specifies the principles to be followed in preparing the adjudication record and form of the record, and provides for the issue of a certificate when t he record is complete, Mr Woodside said. Also, the Bill provides f or the making of objections a nd for hearing of the same, c orrections of the adjudication record and its publication after 60 days from thep ublication of the notice of completion or the determination of any objections, he said. T he record is final and not subject to appeal, Mr Woodside said. The public can read the B ill at the government's website, under Bills, Laws and Acts and under Drafted, New and Amende d. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE newest instalment of the Bahamian Forumwill be held tomorrow evening at Barnacles on the Sea in the Olde Town Mall, Sandyport. The topic of discussion will be Baha Mar: Yes or no? The guest speaker will be Richard Coulson. Mr Coulson is a Bahamian who specialisedin private international banking. Members of the public are invited to attend and express their views. The forum starts at 7pm. A LARGE group of illegal Haitian migrants was repatriated by Immigration officials over the weekend. Director of Immigrat ion Jack Thompson said his Department repatriated 211 illegal immigrants to Haiti on Saturday, this included 144 individuals who were a pprehended in the Exum a chain and 67 apprehended in New Provid ence. T hese individuals were d ue to be repatriated last W ednesday, but that e xercise was rescheduled t o Saturday due to the inclement weather, he said. The Bahamas Immigration Department continues to be vigilant in its sustained efforts to a pprehend and repatriate those attempting to enter the Bahamas illegally, as w ell as those residing and w orking illegally in the c ountry, Mr Thompson said in a statement. Govt holding consultations with public on land bill Haitian migrants repatriated by Defence Force over weekend Bahamian Forum to concentrateon Baha Mar State Minister aware land is a major issue for many Bahamians P UBLICFORUM: S tate Minister for Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside. MORELIA, Mexico MEXICAN authorities say two federal police and a bystander were killed and 1 5 others injured in a clash with gunmen in the western state of Michoacan, according to Associated Press. The Michoacan Attorney General's Office says the three died Sunday night when gunmen opened fire on federal police patrolling in Apatzingan, about 310 miles (500 kilometers of Mexico City. The report Monday said police tried to stop several vehicles of heavily armed men, who opened fire in response. Seventeen agents were injured, and two later died from their injuries. A woman bystander also died at the scene, the report said. Michoacan is considered a stronghold of a cartel known as La Familia, one of Mexico's most violent drug-trafficking groups. T wo federal police die in Mexico firefight Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. 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C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 6, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By JOSE LUIS PONCE Ambassador of Cuba FOR the 19th consecutive time, on October 26, Cuba will present for the consid-e ration of the United Nations General Assembly a draft resolution entitled: The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commerciala nd Financial Blockade Imposed by the United S tates against Cuba. Last year, 187 member states voted in favour of this resolution; this constitutes a true demonstration that the battle to lift the blockade e njoys the acknowledgment a nd backing of an overw helming majority in the international community. Only United States, Israel a nd Palau voted against. E very year, member states have the chance to send a response to the Secretary General of the UN explaining their agreement with ther esolution. This year the SG received answers from 135s tates 13 more than last year, and 11 of them were responding for the first time. This is another sign of increased support for thec ause of lifting the Block ade. D irect economic damage to the Cuban people as a result of the economic, comm ercial and financial blocka de by the United States against Cuba up to December of 2009, according to very conservative calculations, reaches a figure surpassing $100 billion a figure that would reach almost$ 240 billion if calculations were made at the currentv alue of the American dollar. If we take into consideration that the value of the dollar, measured in terms ofg old prices on the interna tional financial market, has d ecreased by more than 30 times since 1961 when it was set at $35 per Troy o unce until the close of 2 009, when it surpassed the thousand dollar mark, total repercussions on the Cuban e conomy would be more t han $ 751 billion. The economic, commercial and financial blockade, imposed by the United States government against Cuba continues to be the main obstacle to the coun-t rys economic and social development. Since adoption of Resolution 64/6 by the United Nations General Assembly on October 28, 2009, until present, the main factors oft he blockade against Cuba have been kept and reinforced, manifested in greater economic sanctions and thep ersecution of Cuban busin ess activities and financial transactions. Therefore, the policy of economic strangulation of C uba by the United States remains intact. The compli c ated framework of laws and legal regulations that comprise and sustain it has not been dismantled. The blockade against Cuba continues t o be the longest and toughest system of sanctions that t he United States has ever a pplied against any country throughout its history. Business The Torricelli and Helms B urton Acts and their extrat erritorial application continues to impede Cubas business with subsidiaries of A merican companies in third countries, continues to be the basis for threats and the imposition of sanctions o n business people who wish to invest in Cuba, and continues to make the maritimes hipment of goods between Cuba and third countries more difficult and expensive. J ust a few examples of the extra-territorial application of the blockade against Cuba: On August 24, 2009, OFAC fined a bank group headquartered in Australia, t he Australia and New Zealand Bank Group, Ltd, a total of $5,750,000 for i nvolving itself in financial t ransactions regarding Cuba and Sudan. On December 16, 2009, O FAC fined the Credit Suisse Bank $536 million for violating the regulations oft he blockade and making financial transactions with several countries sanctionedb y the United States, Cuba being one of them. On March 19, 2010, that same office imposed a penal fine on the Swedish sub sidiary of the chemical com pany Innospec Inc, which is headquartered in Delaware, of $2,200,000 for selling a gasoline additive to Cuba. On December 2009, the enterprise Komatsu Brasil Int, of Japanese origin, refused to sell Cuba con struction machinery for $55 million through the Brazilian company SURIMPEX, because it was a subsidiary of Komatsu Latin America, established under the laws of the United States. Cuba could no longer buy Cytotoxic Dactinomicine, used for treating sev eral forms of Cancer, because the company Lemery, from Mexico, was bought by the Israeli T ransnational company TEVA. The same can be said of several medicines, directly affecting the well b eing of the Cuban people. T he report by Cuba to the United Nations Secretary G eneral shows many other examples of the extra-territorial application of the blockade and of its economic and social impact on all s pheres of Cuban society. Additionally, the present A merican government, viol ating elementary international norms, continues to use political subversion as a weapon in its confrontation w ith Cuba. W ith the aim of encouraging subversive programmes, a total of $40 million was approved for the fiscal years of 2009 and 2010. T he blockade violates international law. It is against the purposes andp rinciples of the United Nations Charter. It constitutes a transgres sion of the right to peace, d evelopment and security of a sovereign state. In its essence and purposes, it is a u nilateral act of aggression and a permanent threat against the stability of ac ountry. V iolation I t constitutes a flagrant, massive and systematic vio lation on the rights of an e ntire people. It also violates the constitutional rights of the American people by impeding their freedom to travel to Cuba. It also violates the sovereign rights of many other states because of its extraterritorial nature. The government of the United States harbours no intention of producing any change in its policy towards Cuba, or of complying with the reiterated resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly that request it to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. On the contrary, the gov ernment of the United States continues to firmly adhere to unacceptable interfering conditions and demands as a condition for change of policy towards Cuba. Despite the fact that he had considerable political support in Congress, the press, public opinion and the business sector surpassing any preceding consensus in A merican society which would have allowed him to act with a great degree of autonomy President Obam a has remained well below t he expectations created by his speech regarding modif ying policy towards Cuba. Here are a few examples of actions that President Obama could have taken to ease the Blockade without t he authorisation of Congress, using his executive p rerogatives: Eliminate or make more flexible the prohibition against use of the American dollar in Cubas internat ional transactions. Eliminate the prohibition against use of credit a nd debit cards, personal cheques and travellers cheques issued by banks oft he United States or third countries. Authorise the importat ion into the United States of medicines and medical products made in Cuba and the payments to corre s ponding Cuban exporters. Eliminate the prohibi tion against Cuban enterp rises transporting visitors between the two countries. Substantially expand t he opportunities for North A mericans and foreigners residing in the United States to travel to Cuba,t hrough a wider interpretation of the 12 trip categories established by American law. F urthermore, the blockade is morally unsustain able. There is no other unil ateral system of sanctions being applied against any other country in the world for such a long period of time and which has awakened such a high level of rejection within the inter national community. The United States should uncon ditionally lift the blockade without further delays. According to polls con ducted by CNN, Gallup, Insider Advantage and Orbitz Worldwide between April 2009 and April 2010, 61 to 67 per cent of Ameri can citizens favour being allowed to travel freely to Cuba; 58 to 71 per cent sup port the re-establishment of normal bilateral relations; and more than 50 per cent support the lifting of the Blockade. According to the real norms of democracy, that isa majority of the population and their government should listen. UN will urge USA to lift blockade against Cuba O PINION UNBUILDING: The United Nationsheadquarters in New York.

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ing on their property. Residents who have lived in t he area for years fear they w ill lose their homes in the disp ute and around a dozen of the 79 property owners in the Nassau Village and Sea Breeze Property Owners Association participated in the protest yes-t erday with support from the J ustice League. Association president Rodwell Dean said he had no choice but to get involved and has hired attorney Carl Bethel,c hairman of the FNM government, to represent them. Lincoln Bain of the Justice L eague said he wants to e nsure property disputes are settled in court. If the homes are owned by Arawak Homes they must get justice, and if they are owned by these people they must getj ustice, Mr Bain said. But it is not in the best interest of this country to have hundreds of homes demolished. The courts have to be the m ediator in this. Once the courts decide and give a demolition order, the people should be informeda nd given the chance to vacate the property and take their things. What the people are saying is give us our day in court. The Tribune understands Arawak Homes Ltd was granted title to 150 acres of proper t y in Pinewood Gardens in a 2003 court case against John S ands presided over by Supreme Court Justice John Lyons. Arawak Homes president Franon Wilson said a compre h ensive report on the matter will be issued on Friday. He called a brief press conf erence yesterday to issue a statement refuting allegations made in the press regardingt he recent demolition. He said: Arawak Homes Ltd has watched with great dis may the inaccurate and blat antly false allegations being made against it with respect to the removal of an incomplete s tructure affecting seven of its lots in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. Arawak Homes went to c onsiderable lengths to satisfy itself that no one was living in the incomplete structure thatw as demolished. The building was not occu pied. Arawak Homes informed t he affected persons from the time they commenced construction around eight years ago that the land was owned by Arawak Homes. Over the past eight years the company made considerable efforts to advise the affect ed persons about continuing construction in disregard of the court order and on land which was not their property. Communication efforts were m et with hostility resulting in criminal complaints, and still the Woods were not able top rove ownership of the land as he said they were making payments to an attorney andh ad been promised a conv eyance but were not in pos session of it. Mr Wilson added: The M inister of State for Lands Byran Woodside has been in contact with us relative to thed esire of the state to gain a proper understanding of the circumstances. We have assured him of our co-operation, particularly since it is difficult for us to see a comprehensive solution to these challenges without involvement of the government. B ut those who believe they are rightful property owners have concerns oft heir own. Peter Morris, 61, and his wife Patsy, 58, have lived neart he Woods former home in S ir Lynden Pindling Estates for 16 years and fear their family will befall the same fate asM r and Mrs Wood. We are here to support the association because we dontk now when its our turn, Mrs Morris said. Rita Thompson, 38, of Abra ham Street off St James Road said Arawak Homes built two homes on her vacant land in Pinewood Gardens in 2006. She said she bought the property for $22,000 in 1996 after lawyers established the 1 00ft by 100ft property had a clean title. When Arawak Homes start e d claiming land in the area she erected a fence around the perimeter of her property ont he advice of her lawyer, but it d id not prevent Arawak Homes from developing the land and leasing it out to twof amilies who now live there. They havent given me anything, no paperwork whatso e ver, Ms Thompson said. I am here because I am sick and tired of Bahamians being taken advantage of, especially the poor who have worked hard and made such sacrifices. We are going to protest like this for days and months to come because enough is enough. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM said. However, Mr Evans questioned whether thisi mpression was wides pread amongst the mana gement of the corporation. That is not what Im hearing generally. I heardthey were also surprised of what the governments o ffer was. If the packages are based on your salary then their calculations will obviously result in higher packages. But when you compare that to our mem-b ers salaries of around $20,000 it is nothing to t alk about, he said. The BCB is currently u ndergoing a restructuri ng exercise that is intended to reduce costs at the BCB as it transitions to b ecoming a public service b roadcaster. According to reports it is suggested that Z NS northern service be reduced from 48 workers to 26 and its editorial department in New Providence from 36 to 22. The p rogramming department w ill also be slashed from 3 8 to 36, radio from 23 to 1 1, sales and marketing from 16 to three and a ccounts from 17 to seven. Only five of the eighte xecutives would remain a t the BCB under the governments current proposal. Jeneane Weech-Gomez, charged with the attempted murder of R ashad Rolle. On September 13, the eighth grade T A Thompson Junior High school student, was waiting at a bus stop at John Roadw ith other students when a fight broke out at about 4pm. A short time later guns were fired. The boy was hit on the left side of his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A bullet passed through his head damaging parts of the brain that con t rol speech and movement. Reports state however that the Rashad is able to speak and is on the road to recovery. The accused juvenile pleaded not guilty to the attempted m urder charge. He was represented by attorney Gregory Hilton. Twelve witnesses are listed on court dockets. The juve nile was remanded to Her Majestys Prison. The case has been a djourned to October 21 when the accused is expected back in c ourt for a bail hearing. The trial is expected to begin on Feb ruary 15, 2011. liamentary caucus was out in full force to support the statement made by Opposi tion spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell, and MP for Fort Charlotte Alfred Sears. Joined by several family members of the nine women held, the parliamentar ians said that though they do not condone what these vendors are alleged to have done they do not believe they should be made examples of in what they view as an attempt by the US Govern ment to punish the Bahamian government for not properly protecting the copyright of US companies. The government released its own state ment yesterday morning announcing that it had retained a United States law firm, Hogan Lovells, to assist in matters related to the arrest and detention of the nine vendors. Last week Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham revealed the government had issued a diplomatic notice to the US Embassy in Nassau regarding the matter. However, the PLP said this still does not go far enough. They noted in par ticular the difficulty vendors and their families are having in meeting the requirements to get bail. This includes the provision of varying amounts of cash and two $50,000 sureties from people who must be American residents, along with the ability to show that one has suitable accommodation in the south Manhattan area to reside until a trial can take place. The government could help with the accommodation, and they ought to go further and resolve the bond issue and see whether since this is a government to government issue to see if we cant through the attorneys seek to get the charges dropped. The argument that this is an extra ordinary situation, this is not like some one over there whose murdered some one, whos peddling drugs, the fact is that at all stages the government has been complicit in this enterprise and so they ought to take the extraordinary measure to try to get the matter resolved, said Mr Sears, who suggested that not only has the government con doned but almost induced straw ven dors to act as they are alleged to have. Kirk Hanna, husband of Patricia Han na, one of the nine vendors charged after they were arrested on September 15th at John F Kennedy Airport, said the vendors did not know that what they were doing was illegal. Everytime we bring in products, we pay the government. Why then didnt they step up and say Youre bringing these products but theyre illegal. How can you reap the benefits from the products I bring in and then turn around and abandon me afterwards? (How can the government do that) when you are sup posed to be saying what is allowed and what isnt allowed? asked Mr Hanna. Mr Hanna, who is looking after the couples two sons, aged 12 and 17, while his wife remains incarcerated, said he has not had much opportunity to speak with his spouse, but in their last communication she told him she is looking forward to getting back to Nassau. She said she was all right. She didnt give me any details because the calls are monitored and she didnt want to discuss too much on the phone. She just told me she was okay, and she wanted to come home. Meanwhile, PLP and vendors families expressed concern in particular about the status of Marva Ferguson, one of the detained vendors, who has allegedly been separated from the rest of the group because of her similarity to her twin sis ter, Marvette, who is also being held. Marva has been moved to a Brooklyn remand centre, away from the south Manhattan centre where her sister and the rest of the group are located. The government must make special representation with regard to her case, said Mr Sears. Property owners stage Arawak Homes protest PROTEST: Property owners demonstrated outside of Arawak Homes yesterday. FROM page one 16-year-old accused of shooting FROM page one PLP:government must do mor e f or straw vendors FROM page one ZNS staff told: refuse govt redundancy offer FROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is striving to enhance the ability of local farmers and fishermen to fuel economic development, and thereby improve quality of life in the Bahamas, Minister Larry Cartwright said.Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources striving to help local farmers and fishermen He said the ministry aims to do this by channelling "human, financial and technical resources" into areas where competitive advantage exists. At the same time, the government wants to ensure that there is a regulatory environment that will protect and preserve agricultural and marine resources for future generations. Mr Cartwright identified the Rapid Assessment Programme, the Backyard Garden Programme, the National Expo, and the upgrade of the Down Home Fish Fry as key initiatives in this effort. Rapid Assessment is a fiveyear development plan for the agriculture and marine resources sectors with the overall aim of developing sustainable food security. Consideration has been given to environmental concerns, natural disasters, trade agreements, and improving the regulatory and legislative framework for the sectors, he said. "I am pleased to say that we are currently engaged in further fine-tuning the plan with considerations being given to human resources and budgetary requirements and to a relevant strategy of implementation and evaluation. "Wednesday, August 18 was its unveiling. We are excited about this grand endeavour and intend to be full partners with the people of the Bahamas as we take steps toward its progress," Mr Cartwright said. The Backyard Garden Programme is specifically geared toward meeting persons at their level of competency in backyard farming and offer assistance with upgrading their knowledge and skill base in this area. The minister said: "This has proven to be most successful and since its inception participants have exceeded 2,000. Growing food from their very own backyard has afforded persons with the ability to decrease grocery bills and in some cases supplement incomes from sales of goods." An advanced Backyard Gardening Programme is currently being considered. The National Expo is slated for February, 2011. It is the culmination of the Family Island Expos which were held this year from January to May throughout the country. "Our National Committee is making plans for an exciting time and 47 participants are expected from the Family Islands to amount to some 140 vendors in total," Mr Cartwright said. "Under the theme: Progressing Toward Food Security', all will be able to spectate, sample and shop for the various items offered within the categories of ornamental, vegetable, root crops, fruits, processed fruits, jams, jellies et cetera, poultry, marine resources or livestock. "Awards will also be presented to those winners of the various competitions just prior to the commencement of the Expo. We want the public to make plans to attend, but you will be hearing more about this event in due course." Mr Cartwright added: "I am pleased to say that the Down Home Fish Fry, a site frequented by Bahamians and tourists alike, is undergoing some infrastructural improvements, one of which is the installation of grease traps and a new sewer system, roof repairs, inter alia. These grease traps should lend to an environmentally friendly premises. "Consideration is also being given to upgrading the Fish and Farm Store on Potters Cay Dock. For Bahamians who may not already be aware, the Fish and Farm Store offers supplies of fishing and farming items used by farmers, fishermen and the general public." In addition to the these initiatives, the Ministry is also engaged in the Embryo Transplant Programme, and improvements to the Abattoir and the Gladstone Road Agricultural Complex. The Embryo Transplant Programme involved the implantation of under-developed fertilised eggs into various female sheep and goats. The programme has resulted in the successful introduction of high quality animal genetics at a reasonable cost, the minister said. The minister also noted that the Animal Control Bill was recently passed, and said regulations in respect of the bill are currently being drafted. "From the initiatives I have briefly outlined it can be seen that my ministry is forthright in seeking to meet its mandate and priority to the people of the Bahamas whilst making a dent in the challenge of food security. And we intend to take the Bahamian people with us as we make big changes from small steps," Mr Cartwright said. PICTURED are Embryo Transplant Programme. Expos throughout the Family Islands.

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C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third p arty and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $4.19 $4.37 $4.22 InternationalInvestmentFund BAHAMASNassau:242.356.9801 Freeport:242.351.3010 BARBADOSSt.Michael:246.435.1955 [Learn more at royaldelity.com] B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Bahamian-owned businesses in the Grove and Robinson Road areas are being strangled and catching Almighty Hell as a result of the decision to carry out mul tiple roadworks at the same time, a former Chamber of Commerce president yester day saying two of his outlets had seen sales drop 15-18 per cent as a result. Dionisio DAguilar, presi dent of Superwash, who has two laundromats in the affectCatching Almighty Hell fr om 15-18% r evenue declines Former Chamber chief says Bahamian businesses in Robinson Road and the Grove areas being strangled by tactic of carrying out all roadworks at same time Area turned into huge parking lot deterring customers, and adds that Town Centre Mall firms seeing 10-20% sales decreases* Urges Someone please here our prayers, and calls for PM to take charge SEE page 5B DIONISIO DAGUILAR By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Customs is releasing eight trailers belonging to a leading wholesaler after the Government determined their detention had no connection to a dispute between the two sides, it was confirmed yesterday, the firms attorney telling Tribune Business that Freeports practice of post-paying duties due to the Government was a model that could be adopted by the entire Bahamas. Customs backs down on firms trailers release Kellys (Freeport after initial hold-up over bonded goods sales reports* Minister and firms attorney optimistic lasting solution acceptable to all can be found* Freeport tax regime described as de factor VAT, and potential model for whole Bahamas, relieving firms of up front tax burden associated with i nventory imports Government still earning over $100m per year from Freeport SEE page 2B ZHIVARGOLAING By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Government and Chamb er of Commerce are working together to marry their two concepts into the Small and Medium-Sized Business Development Act, the latters president describing the joint venture approach as something that will revolutionise the way we approach small businessd evelopment. Khaalis Rolle told Tribune Business of the two parties dis cussions: Its going to be something huge. This is going to be a huge win for the private sector and small and medium-sized enterprises. This will revolutionise the way we approachs mall business development from the private sector standpoint and the public sector standpoint. While unable to divulge details, Mr Rolle confirmed he had discussed the issue with Zhivargo Laing, minister of state for finance last week, and Marriage to revolutionise small business development Chamber and government a iming to merge their initiatives into legislation, with emphasis on providing support network to improve SME risk profile a nd make them attractive to investors/lenders K HAALIS ROLLE SEE page 5B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A Bahamian investor g roup proposing an $80 mill ion Cultural Village project at Arawak Cay is expected t o present a masterplan a nd financing to the Gov e rnment within the next few days, the minister of tourism and aviation toldT ribune Business yesterday, with numerous other investors having also expressed interest in the site. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said Gerald Strachan, president and chief executive of Cultural Village( Bahamas), and his fellow investors were readying to submit their concept and a ccompanying materials to t he Government for its r eview. They are coming back to the Government with a mas-t erplan and financing, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace confirmed. I know Gerry and his group are quite ready to do that, so were expecting them to come through in the next few days. Its certainly v ery interesting. T he minister said that financing, and having the n ecessary wherewithal in p lace to complete what an i nvestor proposed to do, was a key consideration for the Government in the aftermath of the credit crunch and global recession, which h ad left the Bahamian lands cape and the Family I slands, in particular littered with resort projects that had come to a grindingh alt and had yet to start. He added that the Government was also keenly interested in ensuring the best use of the land at Arawak Cay, whose size had been increased by 40 acres d ue to the recently-comp leted Nassau Harbour dredging. The recovered fill, i n turn, had been used to e xpand the Cay and pave t he way for the $70 million port project and relocation $80m project plan in next few days n Government awaiting imminent receipt of masterplan and financing for Cultural Village proposed for Arawak Cay n Receiving many expressions of interest in site expanded by 40 acres for port project SEE page 4B B y CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net O RLANDO, Florida Interval Internationals affiliated timeshare properties in the Bahamas continue to generatea high market share when compared to other Caribbean islands, the company's regional sales and service director told Tribune Business yesterday, as it eyes expanding that inventory to properties attached to high-end brands. Bahamas is good break for Interval But timeshare company laments this nation s barriers to investment SEE page 4B

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM S peakers including the Bahamas Chamber of Commerces president and NIB director Algernon Cargill will address a seminar this Thursday that is designed to enhance the operations/management of small Bahamian businesses. T he seminar, called M aximising Your Busin ess Performance a nd being staged by Divers ified Business & Accounting (DBA held at the British Colonial Hilton. Apart from Khaalis Rolle, who will be speaking on trade and industry opportunities a nd Mr Cargill, the speaker line-up will also f eature Jerome Gomez, administrator of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund. He will give an insight into the funding of new ventures and business expansion. Other speakers will include Hubert Edwards, senior manager of corporate finance a t Bank of the Bahamas, and Yvette Bethel, p resident of Organisational Soul. D BAs president, Patrick Smith, said the company was formed to help other firms develop their operations by providing management accounting support and general business con-s ulting services. Seminar to maximise firm results P ATRICK SMITH Speaking to this newspaper after Zhivargo Laing, minister of state for finance, had con firmed that Customs was now clearing the eight trailers it had detained after Kellys (Freeport bonded goods sales report to it, Fred Smith QC urged all parties to negotiate a comprehensive, lasting solution to the issue. The Callenders & Co attorney and partner, pointing out that the Government still earned for little outlay by itselfmore than $100 million in tax revenue from Freeport per annum, said the practice whereG rand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA duty on products sold to nonlicencees after the sale, then remitted the proceeds to Customs, meant the city was effec tively operating a Value-Added Tax (VAT He urged the Government t o look at adopting a similar tax structure for the rest of the Bahamas, arguing that it would free Bahamian companies from the tax burden of up-front duty payments when inventory was imported, enabling them to compete on price with rivals in Florida. We have received an indication that the trailers are going to be released on the basis that the bonded report has absolute ly nothing to do with the con tent of the trailers, Mr Smith told Tribune Business, but, nonetheless, I see it as very important that a consensus be reached between the Port Authority, Customs, and the licencees on developing a...... protocol for over-the-counter sales of bonded goods. This is a process which pro motes business in Freeport, it inures to the benefit of the revenues of the Government, in that each of these retailers and wholesale businesses act as tax collectors. Its a good model that might be used elsewhere in the Bahamas, allowing companies owned and operated by Bahamians to compete with companies in Florida, like Home Depot, CostCo and Pet Smart. Why not farm out the process of collecting taxes to the merchant, who has to account to the Government for duty-paid sales, just like VAT. What the bonded over-thecounter sales process is, in effect, is a VAT construct in Freeport, where merchants bring in goods duty exempt, so they do not incur a tax burden on the merchandise pending the sale and, once the sale occurs, a monthly report is submitted to Customs with the duty payment. Mr Smith added: Everyone is served that way. The Bahamian merchant becomes more competitive with Florida, and those companies entitled to buy duty-free can do so on their home turf, not having to travel abroad to buy their supplies. Its a win-win situation, and just has to be set up in an accountable, transparent and s ensible way. Thats what the Hawksbill Creek Agreement is about. Its a partnership between the Government, licencees, the Port Authority and the residents of Freeport. Bonded goods sales is a prac tice whereby Freeport-based wholesalers, such as Dolly Madison, Kelly's (Freeport and Bellevue Business Depot, are able to sell products to other GBPA licencees for use in their respective businesses only, without any duty being paid to Customs/Government on their sale. Report It is a report on this activity that Customs is seeking, but Kellys (Freeport neys are arguing that this has never been requested before, and is not included in any statute law, policy or agreement concerning their relationship. The current practice, they argue, is that on the 15th of every following month, Kellys and other licencees submit a report on sales where duty is post paid such as sales to res idents and non-GBPA licencees together with the relevant duty sum. And it was Kellys refusal to submit bonded goods sales reports that saw Customs detain eight of their imported trailers, in a bid to force the company to bow to its demands. Sounding a more positive tone, Mr Smith said yesterday: We are confident that a resolution is developing which will bring benefits to Kellys and the Government. Co-operation is the key to Freeports success. If businesses in Freeport suc ceed, government will contin ue to earn income. Despite Freeport being a tax-free zone, the Government earns over $100 million in revenue a year. They earn it with very little government expenditure. But he warned: Everybody concerned should be working together for the common good of the community. Certainly, the spasms of irrational abuse of power by trying to move sit uations, such as by holding Kellys to ransom with their trailers, will not be tolerated. Mr Laing also struck a posi tive tone when contacted by Tribune Business, echoing Mr Smiths comments by suggesting that a solution to the many issues surrounding the sale of over-the-counter bonded goods could soon be on the cards. He also confirmed that Cus toms was processing for release Kellys (Freeport telling this newspaper: For some of the people, the principal challenge was having their goods held, and that issue has been resolved because the two things [the bonded goods sales report] are not connected. What we have done is to speak to some of the persons affected, and speak to Customs. We have facilitated a meeting of both sides. Quite frankly, we now have an understanding of where things ought to go from here with that issue. Mr Laing said not all or a majority of licencees had been impacted by the situation, a dding that a small number had been. Conceding that the latter had put some legitimate points on the table, he added: I expect there is going to be some meeting of the minds on these issues, so in the end the law will be obeyed and busi ness facilitated. That is in the best interests of the economic progress of Freeport and Grand Bahama. I expect there will be ongoing discussions involving all parties in this matter. Acknowledging that there had been some conflict in the past when one side attempted to exercise their rights in rela tion to over-the-counter bonded goods sales, Mr Laing said he was optimistic this could be avoided going forward. He suggested that Customs demand for the submission of bonded goods sales reports had been prompted by concerns that some licencees were not submitting their post-paid reports, and by the emergence of queries relating to these. Customs backs down on firms trailers release FROM page 1B FRED SMITH We are confid ent that a r esolution is developing which will b ring benefits to K ellys and the Gove rnment. Co-operat ion is the key to F reeports success.

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C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM /RYH%HDFK&RWWDJH 127,&( /LQGHUD:DOODFHLVQRORQJHUHPSOR\HG ZLWK6HDJUDSHV3KRWR6WXGLR6KHLVQRW DXWKRUL]HGWRFDUU\RXWDQ\WUDQVDFWLRQV RQEHKDOIRIHDJUDSHVKRWRWXGLR ,I\RXKDYHKDGDQ\WUDQVDFWLRQVZLWK/LQGHUD :DOODFHDW6HDJUDSHV3KRWR6WXGLRDQGKDYH DQ\FRQFHUQVRUTXHULHVSOHDVHFDOO J EANNINE AVERSA, A P Economics Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. The economy could be hurt if Congress and the White House fail to come up with a plan to curb the nation's huge budget d eficits in the coming years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben B ernanke warned Monday, a ccording to Associated Press Bernanke, in a speech prepared for delivery, reiterated his belief that the government shouldn't raise taxes or slash spending now because the economic recovery is still too fragile. But failing to bring the deficits under control could endanger the economy later on, he said. Exploding budget deficits can lead to higher interest rates for people buying homes and cars, a nd for businesses buying equipment or expanding operations. That could crimp Americans' spending and slow economic growth. "The threat to our economy is real and growing," Bernanke s aid. "The sooner a plan is established, the longer affected individuals will have to prepare for the necessary changes." The federal government is on track to produce its secondhighest deficit ever $1.3 trillion for the budget year thate nded Sept. 30. That would be slightly below last year's record $ 1.4 trillion in red ink. Commission P resident Barack Obama assembled a commission to tackle the soaring deficit. Its goal: come up with a plan to cut the deficit s o that it is no bigger $550 billion by 2015, an amount equal to about 3 percent of the total U.S. economy. T he options for slicing the deficit cutting spending on popular entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare a nd raising taxes will be difficult for the White House and Congress to sell to the American public. Bernanke steered clear of making recommendations on the b est way to reduce the deficits, saying those tough decisions are best left to the nation's elected officials. R apidly rising health-care costs and the aging of the U.S. population are among the major forces putting pressure on the d eficits in the years ahead, Bernanke said. "We should not underestimate these fiscal challenges; failing t o respond to them would endanger our economic future," B ernanke said in remarks to the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. At another event earlier in the day, Bernanke defended the government's decision in 2008 to bail out banks, even though t he action was unpopular with the American public. "For what it's worth, it's worked," Bernanke said in a townhall style meeting with college students in Rhode Island. "It's s tabilized the system. The financial system is now much healthier than it was. It's no longer in crisis, and moreover, the mon ey that went into these financial firms is coming back to the tax-payers with interest. So it turns out to have been not only a suc cessful program, but for the most part, a pretty good investment for taxpayers." Fed boss: The threat from deficits 'real and growing' ( A P Photo / Stephan Savoia) QUESTION T IME: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds t o a question during a question-and-answer hour with invited students from various Rhode Island colleges and universities in Providence, R.I., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. DETROIT General Motors gave its current and former chief executives more than $1.3 million in stock in the third quarter under terms of their pay packages, according to Associated Press The automaker says in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that former CEO Ed Whitacre got more than 16,300 shares worth over $883,000 on Sept. 30. Current CEO Daniel Akerson received nearly 8,200 shares worth over $438,000. GM has said that Akerson will get a $9 million pay package. That includes $1.7 million per year in pay, $5.3 million in short-term stock payable over three years, and $2 million in long-term stock. Whitacre will get $6.4 million in stock and salary for his eight months as CEO. That includes $1.1 million in pay and $5.3 million in short-term stock compensation. G M pays out $1.3m in stock to current and ex-CEOs

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 127,&( $OH[DQGULD)DUULQJWRQLVQRORQJHU HPSOR\HGZLWK6HDJUDSHV3KRWR6WXGLR6KH LVQRWDXWKRUL]HGWRFDUU\RXWDQ\WUDQVDFWLRQV RQEHKDOIRIHDJUDSHVKRWRWXGLR I \RXKDYHKDGDQ\WUDQVDFWLRQVZLWK $ OH[DQGULD)DUULQJWRQDW6HDJUDSHV3KRWR6WXGLR D QGKDYHDQ\FRQFHUQVRUTXHULHVSOHDVHFDOO o f container shipping terminals from downtown Nassau. We have had a number of entities who have been inquiring about space at Arawak Cay, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace revealed. Needless to say, when you add 40 acres to what i s there, there are plenty of people who h ave ideas about what they can do there. M r Strachan last year said the Cultural Village, which would be situated o n 30-35 acres of land at Arawak Cay, c ould create some 500 jobs during p hase one construction and 150-200 f ull-time jobs. It would be designed as a Bahamian theme park, shopping area and entertainment centre, and is modelled on Granville Island in Canada, which is a mixed entertainment/industrial facility. An initial study estimated net reve nue for the proposed project at close to $39 million in the projects first year of operation. It projected net revenue to increase to $53 million by its fifth year, with 657,000 visitors p er year likely to visit the site. T he plan was to give Bahamians 51 per cent ownership, a nd the Cultural Village could include a 4-D theatre, a clock tower topped by an enormous conch shell and pirate ship. M r Strachan told Tribune Business previously that the development will augment the attractions of the surrounding area including the Botanical Gardens, Fish Fry, Fort Charlotte and Ardastra Gardens. C onceptual drawings of the village show craft markets, eateries, a hammock bar and the crowning conch shell clock tower, which Mr Strachan said could be the welcome beacon for incoming cruise ships. A lso on the drawing board was a cable car that would take guests from Arawak Cay to other attractions, such as the Fort Charlotte and the Botanical Gardens. $80 million project plan in next few days Bahamas is good break for Interval Neil Kolton said Grand Bahama's Island Seas Resort and Paradise Island's Harborside Resort properties have sold and continue to sell -e xtremely well. Harborside recently r evealed that its inventory is 97 per cent sold out, and Mr Kolton, coy about the actual figures, added that Island Seas was selling a large amount of units yearly. He said that despite the depressed Grand Bahama market and foundering stopover visitor numbers, the property, with its timeshare model, draws those o wners to their vacation spot yearly. Mr Kolton added that these islands' proximity to the US was also a huge draw for individuals who want to purchase shared ownership properties. H owever, he lamented that like many other Caribbean islands, the barriers to doing business in the Bahamaso ften dissuade investment in large, branded, mixed-use and exclusively timeshare -entred properties. President of Ragatz and Associates, Richard Ragatz, speaking yesterday at Interval International's Vacation Ownership Investment Conference, outlined the expansion of fractional prop-e rties across the shared ownership market, and which markets are best suited f or the niche offering. While not stating specific markets, what he outlined aptly described the Bahamas' natural, economic and physi cal attributes, including: High-end t ourist profile and repeat guests; demand for whole-ownership properties (second homea nd limited seasonality. According to him, fractionals have the lowest depreciation rate next to second homes, and far lower than that o f timeshares. And while the Bahamas c ould be a good fit for fractional properties, more hotel branding and high-e nd property affiliaitons are the key to introducing more ownership-style properties to the Bahamas that draw a sustainable, year-round stopover client. F ROM page 1B VINCENT VANDERPOOLW ALLACE FROM page 1B

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added: I think weve made significant progress in our discussions; good progress. The Chamber president said that during their talks, the minister had acknowledged that the Government, through its various small business support institutions, such as BAIC and the Bahamas Development Bank, and lending programmes had never got it right from an administrative perspective and operational perspective. Recognising that neither side held the complete solution to small and medium-sized enterprise development in the Bahamas, Mr Rolle said: I can comfortably say that the Government and the Chamber are working closely together to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises in this country. In a private-public setting, a joint venture approach to it, theres a platform for communication of expectations and execution of what we decide on as priorities. I believe that things will happen with this. It just goes to show there is still a strong private sector-public sector partnership as we stand. Speaking to Tribune Business yesterday, Mr Laing indicated that one key component of the Chamber-Government efforts, and the proposed Small and Medium-Sized Business Development Act, was to reduce the risk profile of many such firms in a bid to make them more attractive for private sector equity investors and lenders. Confirming that the Government was working closely with the Chamber, and that the two sides had met last week, Mr Laing said: Fortunately, they have a project that has many complementary things to what were looking to do, so were trying to marry the two concepts in a piece of legislation....... Were moving, and are satisfied with the progress made in coming up with something that makes sense for the small and medium-sized business community. Were working to get this done as quickly as wec an get it done. The minister added that both the Ministry of Finance and Chamber, plus consultants they had hired, had found that the key factor impeding small and medium-sized enterprise development in the Bahamas was the lack of a comprehensive network of support services in areas such as information technology (IT operations and management. Describing these as the kind of things that make an operation operate profitably and successfully, Mr Laing added: If were able to provide facilities that give them that kind of support, it will be extremely helpful. The joint government-Chamber strategy is thus to provide such a support network, plus bring the greater pool of private sector capital into play when it comes to financing small and medium-sized enterprise development in the Bahamas. The hope is that the support network will reduce the risk profile of such companies and entrepreneurs, making them more attractive to private investors and lenders. The idea is to move in that direction, Mr Laing told Tribune Business. The more important point is the extent to which were able to reduce the risk profile of SMEs, which is the extent to which they will have better access to a wider pool of capital in the private sector. Many SMEs do not have the wherewithal themselves to mitigate the risk. They do not have the planning, depth of expertise or the managerial expertise...... Its positioning them with the wherewithal to improve their risk profile. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ed area on Robinson Road and East Street, told Tribune Business that the area had become a huge, huge parking lot, e specially at peak travel hours, due to the decision to implement multiple roadworks part of the New Providence Road I mprovement Project at the same time. Urging Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to make good on his pledge that he was always working for the betterment of the Bahamian people and take charge of the situation, Mr DAguilar thundered: The roadworks are creating a com-p lete traffic nightmare on Blue Hill Road, East Street, Robinson Road, the Grove. It is almost impossible at peak times to move. Speaking to this newspaper just after escaping one traffic jams clutches, the former Chamber president said that while he supported the Governments decision to undertake the various road upgrades, they are strangling Bahamian businesses in these areas because they have so many road projects goingo n at once. It was impossible for traffic to move east or west on Robinson Road, Mr DAguilar said, with roadworks taking place at both ends of the road by the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet and one of his laundromats on the western end, and by R. M. Bailey on the eastern end. With half of Blue Hill Road also shut off, it was impossible for potential customers to easily access many businesses int he area, costing these companies lost sales and profits. Any business on Robinson Road, where I have two laundromats, is catching God Almighty Hell, Mr DAguilar told Tribune Business, estimating that their sales were probably down 15-18 per cent year-over-year. Who wants to do business in these areas? The businesses in the Town Centre Mall are suffering. Theyre complaining that t hey have had a 10-12 per cent reduction in sales because no one c an get to them. It really is a challenge. I cant imagine that KFC is faring well, he added. I cant imagine any of the businesses on Robinson Road are faring well. You just dont want to go into those areas. Moving east or w est is a nightmare. Its just a parking lot; no one can move. Y ou end up doing so many loops, and have to go back north to go south. A five-minute journey ends up taking 25 minutes. E mphasising that he was not against the roadworks project in principle, the former Chamber president said another bugb ear was that, when the roads were dug up, the contractor a nd relevant utilities did not appear to have all the necessary m aterials on hand, the result being that tarmac was often not r e-paved for weeks. What Im being told is that Water & Sewerage were totally unprepared and unable to deliver on time, so roads are going unpaved for weeks, Mr DAguilar said. East Street between Robinson Road and the highway has been in a state ofs trangulation for weeks. I think were entering into the second or third weeks at the western end of Robinson Road, and at the e astern end of Robinson Road, the fifth or sixth week of being b locked off. I know the Ministry of Works, Water & Sewerage and those contractors are getting paid every week or month, but all the businesses on Robinson are screaming for someone tot ake charge. C alling on that person to be the Prime Minister, Mr DAguilar added: Someone, please hear our prayer. I dont know what their plan is, but they need to think about the exist i ng situation on the ground and how it impacts traffic flow. It needs proper planning and proper execution. I cant imagine it not costing them votes. Catching Almighty Hell from 15-18% revenue declines F ROM page 1B FROM page 1B Marriage to revolutionise small business development

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DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer Dallas Shares of U.S. airlines fell Monday. Although the Obama administration issued a terrorism alert for Americans traveling to Europe, the more likely culprits were higher jet fuel prices and a broader stock market downturn. American, Delta, United and Continental said they weren't seeing unusual numbers of cancellations and were operating their full schedules of flights to and from Europe on Monday. The airlines were not waiving fees for passengers who wanted to change itineraries because of the alert issued Sunday. American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said that's because the government issued a general alert instead of a more serious warning against travel to Europe. Such fees typically run $200 to $300 on international flights. Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com, said those penalties could reduce cancelations. "If you're on the fence, the cost might be a factor in going or not going," she said. "People will say, 'I don't want to losem y investment.'" Banas still plans to leave this w eek for a conference in Germany, followed by travel to Switzerland and Italy. She believes that the lack of an actual warning against travel in Europe will keep cancellations to a minimum. S till, Robert T. Walters Jr., owner of Worldwide Travel A ssociates in Avondale, Pa., said two couples called him to cancel trips to Europe. One couple told Walters by e-mail that "being frightened and nervous on a vacation is not what a vacation is all about." The travel agent said the couple had planned to visit Munich, Paris and London. They are not seasoned travelers, but the other couple who canceled visits Europe a halfdozen times a year, he said. Peter Vlitas, senior vice president of sales for Protravel International Inc. in New York, said he had received only five calls about the alert all from consumers; none from business clients. "The corporate travelers are shrugging this off," Vlitas said. "It's the world we live in. I think the government is just trying to hedge its bets" in case there is an attack in Europe. Airline stocks opened higher on Monday, possibly a reaction to the report late Friday from Continental Airlines that an important revenue measurement rose about 20 percent in September compared with a year ago. JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker said the report should ease fears about demand for air travel. But the airline stocks dropped later in the session as the Dow Jones industrial average went from break-even to down nearly 1 percent. Analysts said the market was due for a pullback after big gains in September. With airlines, Hudson Securities analyst Daniel McKenzie said he was concerned about a 20 percent runup in jet fuel prices in the past month. Airline stocks gave back some of the gains notched last week after Southwest said it would buy AirTran. The AMEX Airline Index rose 4.5 percent last week. It fell 2.1 per cent Monday. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PAGE 6B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa, according to Associated Press "We want to put more money in consumers' pockets, and by e liminating credit card companies' anticompetitive rules, we will accomplish exactly that," Attorney General Eric Holder told an afternoon news conference. "The companies put merchants and their customers in a no-win situation" and "consumers are being held hostage." In papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the department and various state attorneys general sued all three companies, saying they were attempting to insulate themselves from competition. At the same time, the Justice Department filed a settlement i t has reached with Visa and MasterCard. Court approval of such settlements is usually a formality. Under the settlement, Visa and MasterCard agree not to prohibit merchants from offering customers discounts or rebates for using a particular kind of card. Visa and MasterCard also must allow merchants to express preferences for the use of a low-cost card within a network or other form of payment. The lawsuit says the card companies are impeding merchants from promoting the use of competing credit or charge cards with lower acceptance fees. US airline stocks fall on fuel prices, market dip ON THEALERT: Police officers watch the crowd at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. G ovt sues 3 biggest credit cards, settles with 2

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MARK S. SMITH, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Intending to talk about colleges and worker training, President Barack Obama on Mon day suddenly found himself in a spirited, election-year debate with a U.S. business advisory group about whose tax cuts should be extended and for how long. At a meeting of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Harvard University economist Martin Feldstein pressed Obama to keep all the Bush-era tax cuts, not just the middle-class cuts the president wants to extend. "That would give a boost to confidence," Feldstein declared. Security and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson added that an extension would allay business and consumer uncertainty. Benef it Obama replied that his stand would benefit 98 percent of American taxpayers. "You'd think (that some level of certainty," he said. The fate of the Bush-era tax cuts has become an issue as campaigning for the Nov. 2 con gressional vote enters its last four weeks. Obama and most Democrat ic leaders favor letting the cuts, passed in 2001 and 2003, lapse for the rich, but continue for everyone else. Republicans suggest that could wreck the fragile economic recovery; they want all the cuts extended. Obama also reiterated his view that top-income tax brackets would do little to boost the recovery, since the wealthy are not holding off buying flatscreen TVs and other big-ticket purchases for lack of a tax cut. Plus, he said, those tax cuts are unaffordable. "If we were goingt o spend $700 billion, it seems it would be wiser having that $700 billion going to folks who would spend that money right away," he said. Obama dismissed the notion t hat the well-off he included himself would simply "take o ur ball and go home" if they did not continue to get a big tax cut. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who heads the advisory group, backed up Obama. "I want to assure you that my psy-c hology will not be affected," he declared amid laughter. C ongressional Democratic leaders have postponed a vote on tax cut extensions until after the November election, but Obama has accused Republicans of holding middle-class cuts "hostage" by demanding top-end cuts, too. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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 Holdings2.502.500.000.7810.0403.21.60% 7.005.40Commonwealth Bank (S1)6.606.600.000.4220.23015.63.48% 3.651.63Consolidated Water BDRs1.941.950.010.1110.05217.62.67% 2 .551.60Doctor's Hospital1.901.900.000.1990.1109.55.79% 6 .995.94Famguard6.076.070.00-0.0030.240N/M3.95% 1 0.208.50Finco8.508.500.000.2870.52029.66.12% 11.408.77FirstCaribbean Bank9.749.740.000.6450.35015.13.59% 5.513.75Focol (S)5.465.460.009150.3660.17014.93.11% 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. 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(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 2029MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2010B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.84 | CHG 0.01 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.54 | YTD % -3.10BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)M aturity 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%L ast 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 Fund1.55553.18%4.30%1.537403 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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It is calling for better monitoring of banks seeking to tap a new $30 billion lending fund. The Government Accountability Office says more banks that got bailouts appear to be faltering. It says Treasury officials justified bailouts for 66 weaker banks by pointing to factors like strong management. The report says banks were treated unevenly because Treasury didn't track key decisions by regulators. It calls for more consistent oversight of the new program, which will send billions to small banks. The new program aims to spur lending to credit-starved small businesses. Its structureis nearly identical to the $700 billion financial bailout that expired on Sunday. WASHINGTON Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on threemonth bills dropping to their lowest level since June. The Treasury Department auctioned $29 billion in threemonth bills at a discount rateof 0.130 percent, down from 0.155 percent last week. Another $29 billion in sixmonth bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.185 percent, down from 0.190 percent last week. The three-month rate was the lowest since these bills averaged 0.115 percent on June 21. The six-month rate was the lowest-highest since these bills averaged 0.180 percent on Sept. 7. The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,996.71 while a six-month bill sold for $9,990.65. That would equalan annualized rate of 0.132 percent for the three-month bills and 0.188 percent for the six-month bills. Separately, the Federal Reserve said Monday that the average yield for one-year Treasury bills, a popular index for making changes in adjustable rate mortgages, rose to 0.26 percent last week from 0.25 percent the previous week. Watchdog: Treasuryb ailed out 66 w eaker banks In brief Interest rates fall at the weekly Treasury auction TOSHIBAMAKING 3-DTVWITHNOGLASSES A model shows Toshiba Corp.s worlds first high definition liquid crystal display 3-D television in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. The new 3-D TV does not require spe cial glasses, one of the biggest consumer complaints about the technology. (AP Photo/Kyodo News CREDIT MANDATORY, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA ** HIGHDEFINITION: A model shows Toshiba Corp.'s world's first highd efinition liquid crystal display 3-D television in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. T he new 3-D TV does not require special glasses, one of the biggest cons umer complaints about t he technology. Toshiba u ses a "perpendicular lenticular sheet," whichc onsists of an array of s mall lenses that directs light from the display to nine points in front of the TV. If a viewer is sitting within the optimal viewing zone, the brain integrates these points into a s ingle 3-D image. Toshib a will offer two sizes 12 inches and 20 inches in Japan for 120,000 y en ($1,400 2 40,000 yen ($2,800 late December. n ( AP Photo /Kyodo News) US PRESIDENT B ARACK OBAMA

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BECAUSEwe live in a tropical region of the world and in an archipelagic countrya group of many islands in a large body of water there is always an over abundance of tropical pests such as insects, spiders, snails, rodents and weeds. And each day we see on TV or hear on radio, a new product on the market to eliminate the problematic pests, but sometimes at a huge price. All too often our pets are the unintended targets of these chemicals. The summer seems to be a risky time or our pets. The long warm days of summer will put our pets at increase risk to injuries, fleas and ticks etc. Also during this time there is an increase usage of household pesticides and chemicals around the home, and increased risk of inadvertent pet poisoning. Dogs and cats, as well as birds, come in contact with toxins through many routes. Ingestion of chemicals is one of the most common ways pets can become poisoned, but inhalation and skin contact are additional routes for poisons to enter the body. If a pet swallows a poison we want to do what we can to get some or all of it back out. Most veterinarians agree that if it has been less than 2 hours since an animal has ingested a toxic substance, a fair amount will still be in the stomach where it can still be removed. After 2 hours, much of the poison will likely have passed into the small intestine where it will start to be absorbed into the blood. During that critical first 2 hours your vet will use medication to induce vomiting in your pet to help remove at least some of the toxins from the stomach. If more than 2 hours have passed since the toxin was ingested, we will often have the pet swallow a liquid charcoal containing product that helps to bind up some of the poison in the intestines so it will pass out with the stool and not be absorbed. In these cases, we have to assume that at least some of the poison will be absorbed into the bloodstream and may cause some problems. We will need to support these animals in the hospital with Intravenous fluids to help their liver and other major organs. The liver and kidney systems will likely be the organs that do most of the detoxification, and the IV fluid will greatly help that process. Certain types of poisons have antidotes (drugs that directly counter the effect of the poison) while others don't. Sometimes all we can do is use medications to control the symptoms caused by the toxin and keep the patient comfortable while the animal system is slowly detoxified.InsecticidesInsecticides are used extensively in many homes and in most cases they are used safely. Occasionally, pets will ingest material recently sprayed or treated with products intended for ants, spiders, or other bugs. Most insecticides, if ingested in toxic amounts will cause symptoms such as muscles tremors, excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes seizures. These can develop in minutes to hours after ingestion depending on the type of toxin, how much was ingested and how much the pet weighs. Snail and slug bait is another common household pesticide. Most of these products contain Metaldehyde, a potent neuro muscular toxin. Once ingested, this toxin can cause uncontrollable muscle tremors that can progress to seizures and death. Dogs and sometimes cats seem attracted to the taste of these products. Rodenticides are used in many households to help control mice and rats. The most common type of rodent killing product is made from coumarin like compounds. These chemicals cause excessive and uncontrollable bleeding in the rodent as well as any other animal that may ingest them. The most challenging aspect about rodenticide toxicity is that symptoms of bleeding may not be evident until 3-5 days after ingestion. Rodenticide poisoning is relatively easy to control if treatment is started soon after ingestion. But if we wait to see symptoms of bleeding, heroic measures may be needed to save those patients. Remember, early treatment is very effective and usually life saving. If you choose to use these potent products, be very careful to place them in an inaccessible location where your pet cannot reach them. There are many other things that can cause poisoning in our pets. Various plants, cleaning agents, drugs of all kinds, fertilisers, herbicides, and automobile products are just a few examples. Considering the potential for severe illness and even death from such poisoning (this would include children as well as pets). We all need to keep our family's safety in mind and choose and utilise these products wisely. C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM health BODYANDMINDThe Tribune By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter It is essential that woman care for their breasts by having timely screenings, medical officials at the Breast Centre at The Medical Pavilion said if they want to ensure lifetime preservation.The Breast Centre located in the Medical Pavilion, Bahamas on Collins Avenue was the first medical facility to introduce the Digital Mammography Machine to the Bahamas. Shortly thereafter, The New Sunrise Medical Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama acquired a machine to aid the northern islands of The Bahamas with this state-ofthe-art technology for the early detection of breast cancer. According to Domica Davis, Marketing and Public Relation Officer at The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the Bahamians. Ms Davis said, "Early detection by screening in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival remains the cornerstone strategy of breast cancer control by the World Health Organization (WHO). Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage."MammogramThe mammography exam, often called a mammogram, is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge. "When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early it may be easier to treat, but by the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Screening helps with the early detection of cancer, early detection will give Bahamian women a better chance of survival," Ms Davis said. The Breast Centre at The Medical Pavilion, Bahamas and The New Sunrise Medical Centre digital mammogram machines are fully equipped and have functional Computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD). This is used on the digital images to help their highly experienced radiologist to analyze the overall images, and flag areas that need closer study. According to The Medical Pavilion: "A digital mammography machine uses compression and xrays to screen the breasts, but instead of capturing the image on film as with traditional mammography, the image is captured to a computer as a digital image file. Once the mammogram images are in the computer, the radiologist can then view them on a monitor, much as you would look at digital photos. "On the computer, the radiologist can closely examine the images by zooming in, adjusting the image brightness, or changing the contrast, making all areas of the breast easier to see. Telemammography is used by doctors should they wish to consult another breast specialist about a mammogram, the digital image files can be electronically sent to other sites for examination. Digital Mammogram is faster than film mammograms, because there is no film to develop. Compared with the ten to fifteen minutes needed for conventional film mammography, digital mammography images are acquired in less than a minute. The image can be sent immediately to the radiologist for viewing. If the image is unclear, you will be told about it right away, and the image can be retaken," Ms Davis said.CAD"This may help reduce mammogram callbacks, and stress on patients. The National Cancer Institute did a study comparing film and digital mammography, and concluded that digital mammography is more accurate than film at finding cancer in women less than 50 years old, and women who have dense, not fatty, breast tissue. Digital mammography uses less radiation than traditional film mammography, reducing your lifetime exposure to xrays." The CAD can find tumors that a radiologist might not spot and once a CAD analysis has been done, a radiologist will do a visual check of those areas, and based on training and experience, decide how serious the mass may actually be," Ms Davis told Tribune Health Digital mammography also offers the possibility of three dimensional breast tomography using relatively low radiation doses. More and more studies are showing that digital mammography is significantly better in screening women in three categories, such as those under age fifty and women with dense breast as that of most Bahamian women.ScreeningsMs Davis added that most screening tests are ordered by doctors, so is not surprising that women who do not see a doctor often have no clue about the availability of newer and better technologies for screening. Women during their annual checkup are rarely recommended to get any other than a regular mammogram. Opportunities to save lives may be missed. More and more research shows that Digital mammography with CAD is the best process to use for screening for breast cancer in younger women with dense breasts. For more information contact The Breast Centre at The Medical Pavilion Bahamas and The New Sunrise Medical Centre at 502-9678.Breast Cancer, Early Detection, and Digital Mammogram!Poisonings and pet safety issues By DR BASIL SANDS SCANS: Pictured here are women doing a Digital Mammogram. According to Domica Davis, Marketing and Public Relation Officer at The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the Bahamians.

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OCTOBER is a defining month in the Bahamian year. The weather will be summery in the early part of the month but autumn will definitely be with us by the end. The cooler weather makes gardening more comfortable and more successful. Most large tomatoes do not set fruit until the temperature is below 68 degrees F so if we have flowering vines at the end of the month we should get fruit set and be guaranteed tomatoes for Christmas. October is the month when we can sow cool weather crops, those that would either fail or be bitter if we grew them during the warm months. Cool weather crops include leaf spinach, cauliflower, garden peas and all types of lettuce. October is a good time to sow leeks and scallions (spring onions) as these appreciate cool weather but do not bulb. Regular bulbing onions should be left until late December or early January as the plants respond to lengthening days in order to bulb properly. As October is the first full month of autumn we need to fertilise our fruit and citrus trees by applying Sequestrene 138 drench to the bole of all trees and then spreading fruit tree fertiliser or 6-6-6 around the drip line. A spray of minor elements along with sticker/spreader completes the operation. Palm trees demand that their diet include manganese and magnesium. This is best done by applying a fruit special as fertiliser or by using 6-6-6 and Epsom salts as a side dressing. A little judicious pruning is in order during October but remember not to touch your poinsettias or any other flowering shrub that is due to blossom soon. In order to keep hibiscus blooming during the pruning process you can prune one-third of the shrub now, another third in two weeks, and the final trim two weeks after that. Bougainvillea can take heavy pruning right about now and will come back stronger than ever. Many bougainvillea vines blossom better in the winter than in the summer Roses can also take a heavy pruning as they grow back so quickly. I like to cut them back in May and October as summer foliage is not up to the same standard as winter foliage. Give the roots dressings of compost and fertiliser after pruning and ready yourself for a wonder winter rose display. It is time to think about Christmas bedding annuals and start them from seed in the early part of the month. Virtually any annual will grow from October to April so we can ring the changes from the usual hot weather annuals we depend on during summer. If we do not sow annuals now we will have to resort to buying seedlings later on and they are much more expensive than seeds. When planting annual seeds it is a good idea to sprinkle snail bait over the area to prevent snails browsing through your seedlings like vegans through an organic salad bar. Cooler weather will slow down the rate of growth of grass but the effects will only be noticeable in November. Although mowing will be drastically reduced during the late autumn and winter months the grass is still growing and should be fertilised with high nitrogen lawn specials at least twice between now and Easter. This past summer was really hot and I think we are all ready for cooler conditions. j.hardy@coralwave.com LOVING RELATIONSHIPS C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Why should we forgive?Love's greatest challenge has to be forgiveness. The older we get the greater the chance of having been faced with a deep hurt. Wouldn't life be easier if we did not have to deal with forgiving people? These people may or may not be in our lives. They may be our parent, friend or love partners. We may feel them thrashing through our lives causing mayhem and destruction. All too often we feel as if the offender calmly walks away saying, 'sorry and please forgive me', and yet we are the ones left bruised and bleeding. Are we made to feel that forgiving is just a way to put up with wrongs that we just do not deserve? Do we have to forgive everybody? Aren't there some people and the wrongs they do just off the radar concerning forgiveness? There are some people who exemplify the word forgiveness. They forgive everyone across the board and treat all hurts the same. They do not hold a grudge and things just seem to wash of their backs. They bounce back quickly and easily. They start each day with a new and refreshed attitude. You may know such a person, marvel at their disposition and wish you could be like them. On the other hand you may have questioned their sincerity and perhaps even their motives. It is true that forgiveness comes more easily to some but for most of us it is a struggle. Not being able to forgive is viewed as a weakness; consequently we do not like acknowledging our battle within. Cynics amongst us, or realists as they like to be called, would say that the world is full of unfairness. They are the first to say, "Everyone gets hurt at one time or another. So get used to it." Opening ourselves to any type of relationship makes us vulnerable to another's betrayal and disloyalty. We may pull back as we nurse ourselves but we soon realise that living life does not mean cutting ourselves off from people. As children we class all unfairness together, but as we mature we are able to decipher the things that are really small disappointments or slights compared with true deep hurts. The person feeling the pain can only measure this. What one person looking on may consider a huge injustice, the person who is directly involved may view differently.PainOur hearts tell us when it is a deep pain. We start wondering how to get past the pain and if it will ever end. We come to understand that it is only by forgiving that we can start to heal. But how can forgiveness be right when it feels so natural to let the offender get their punishment? It is this very unnatural feeling that makes forgiveness such an uphill struggle. The mountain climb is arduous and filled with an array of emotions. First we have to feel the hurt only to find the accompanying pain immobilizes us. It is these helpless and overwhelming feelings that consume us. Not being in control of our pain pushes us to find the power by blaming the other. Getting attention and sympathy from those around us is a much happier state to be in and so we continue to blame. Many people live in this state for years with out recognising that it prevents them from healing and moving on. How often have you not been able to look, talk or interact with that person, let alone contemplate forgiving them? Then we may even find ourselves hating them. We can not move from these terrible feelings and perhaps even wish them harm. How could we possibly deserve a friend betraying, a parent abusing, or a partner leaving us out in the cold? Some people get stuck at this stage -like getting stuck in the mud. Their feet are deeply implanted. They want to move but as hard as they try they just can get anywhere. Sometimes it is just a matter of time or perhaps it is with a lot of introspection. Years of being stuck and not being able to move forward will usually require professional help. Seeing things with new eyes and from a new perspective often releases the feet to walk forward. They stop blaming and punishing and come to understand why it happened. The pain changes direction and for some even dissipates. Our hearts feel freer and forgiveness moves in. The climb up the mountaintop has been worthwhile and a new stronger person emerges. Maggie Bain is an individual and couples relationship therapist. She is a registered nurse and a certified clinical sex therapist. Listen to 'Love on the Rock' with Maggie Bain every Thursday 5pm-6pm on Island FM 102.9. For appointments call 364-7230, e-mail relatebahamas@yahoo.com or visit www.relatebahamas.blogspot.com. By MAGGIE BAIN GREEN SCENE By Gardener Jack October in the garden By DR JACQUELINE LIGHTBOURN DC A Better Back Chiropractic Center CHIROPRACTIC is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. The most important procedure performed by Doctors of Chiropractic is known as a Chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypo mobile or restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Adjustments of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal. It is important to get your spine checked for overall optimum health. Understanding Chiropractic Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. PREPARING: October and May are two good months to prune roses rather drastically so they can adjust to the new temperatures.

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"An important measureof a leader's success is the success of her followers. It's one thing to talk about positive change; it's another thing to actually be the change." UnknownThere are more women in the education system, religious, charity organisations; more women in nursing, in the majority of workplaces and more women playing the lead role in homes within this society. When compared to the limited number of opportunities available to women of the past, this saturated number of women so intricately involved in these critical sectors of society, may be considered progressive. But how do we measure the effectiveness of women in today's society? In an environment where social disorder and the apparent lack of inspiration prevail, what is the magnitude of leadership amongst women? I suppose that the first real dilemma is the lack of tools in which to measure but the results of our social discourse speak volumes. Still, many tend to utilise the false positive test scores and GPA results as a means of insight into effectiveness. Notwithstanding that these tools offer only a skewed view of the whole picture. There is very little means of differentiating memorisation from actual learning and understanding when it comes to exams. It is at this crossroad where mothers of yesterday taught their children skills that enabled them to think. They recognised that inner development was a major key to life success. This was the reason behind learning to do chores and being responsible for younger siblings. The teaching of manners and respect was important not because it would show up in some test score but because it gave the child the ability to grow into a respectful and cooperative citizen Today however, parents and educators alike are more likely to use academically motivated test scores as a means of determining the child's overall disposition; whereas, the truth is such scores offers only the results of the child's possible ability for information retention and regurgitation. It does not specifically assess a child's capacity to think critically, to navigate emotions or to effectively manage their decisions. Essentially, academic proficiency in school has become the benchmark of the child's overall success. Let's be clear here, there is no doubt an essential need for academic proficiency; however the current social anarchy suggests the need to take a deeper look at the holistic development of our children. And this is where the rubber meets the road; because the real challenge is how well do children manage themselves after having spent so many years in school. Facing the reality head on Every child is developed in the womb of a woman. Indeed, the hands that rock the cradle should have the capacity to inspire change. That being said; the point blank truth is women today have dropped the ball. This is the first uncomplimentary comment for which women must take personal responsibility. We cannot be the majority number in critical sectors of the society where a severe degree of social mayhem is rampant, without questioning our effectiveness. Part and parcel to this downward social spiral also have to do with the displaced focus of women; which is often blinded by materialism and status symbols. This is another unflattering comment women may not like to hear; but the results are what they are. In addition, the issue of socio economic status, where certain class of women only desire to interact with certain class is another underlying truth that must be faced. This smallmindedness only hinders collaboration. Fundamentally, we cannot be a great nation divided; we must see ourselves beyond our pigeon holes. If we are only able to inspire our biological children then we have failed in our role as bearers of life and nurturers of humankind. Womanhood is about maternal instinct to evoke change; to be the light of hope. Our roles travel beyond barriers; hence we are the missionary servants of life. We cannot fall asleep because we are the ones holding the wheel. In this small society of ours, what can women point to as a demonstration of our effectiveness? We have built our lives on the shoulders of the women of yester year; where we boast of privileges that most of them could not even fathom. Yet, take a sincere look at our society. Take a listen to the language of today's generation. We cannot take credit for any means of progress without simultaneously taking responsibility for those parts that are failing. Now is the time to break out of those pigeon holes and get down to doing the work. The old idea of hiding behind superficialities and so called safety of gated communities must give way to a deeper appreciation of our responsibility. We must find creative new ways to inspire a brighter more hopeful future.Final ThoughtsWhether we choose to act or not; time will keep ticking and the social decadents will continue. We must adopt a sense of urgency and arm ourselves with a true sense of authenticity. Now is a time for inspirational leadership that helps us to see that we are all us; and we must let go of the delusion of us vs. them. This is the only we that we can evolve as a people and move forward as a nation. We must stop talking about acting and act now. Time for change; real changes that can pull this nation out of the cesspool of blame and mediocrity and place it onto the horizon of possibility where it belongs. We are the stewards of this land and we are responsible for what we allow to grow. According to our unconscious point of focus, we are allowing social mayhem and negativity to flourish. For there to be an improved result, we must shift our focus. This is our land and it is the only one; now is the time for us to get it done! Michelle M. Miller is a certified LifeCoach and Stress Management Consultant. She is the Principal Coach of the Coaching Studio, which located in the Jovan Plaza, Madeira Street. Questions or comments can be sent to P.O. Box CB-13060 email coach4ward@yahoo.com or telephone 429-6770. WOMEN & LEADERSHIP C M Y K C M Y K WOMAN THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By YVETTE BETHEL How do we measure effectiveness?

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C M Y K C M Y K THETRIBUNE SECTIONB HEALTH: Body and mind TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 (ARA) For moms, their automobile is quite possibly the most important component in their daily lives from taking the kids to school, doctor's appointments, soccer practice and then off to run the millions of errands on their "to-do" list. With all of these activities swirling around in their schedules, becoming a savvy automotive consumer may not be at the top of most moms' priority list. To help them be better informed, Kim Danger, savings expert, mother of two and author of "Instant Bargains," has collaborated with automotive expert Ricardo Rodriguez-Long and Uniroyal Tire in the creation of a new e-book to help moms become empowered owners when it comes to their cars and tires. The "Mommy's Guide to Cars & Tires" e-book features the best tips on automotive maintenance, car safety and emergencies on the road. It is available for free download at www.UniroyalTires.com. Mothering your tires "When driving, your tires are the only thing between you and the road," advises Ms Danger. As moms carry around precious cargo, it is important to make sure these tire tips are followed to keep everyone safe: Next time you park your car, take a moment to inspect your tires for cuts, slashes and irregularities. It could save you from a potential blowout or changing a tire on the roadside. Eighty-five per cent of drivers fail to properly check tire pressure, according to a recent survey by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Keeping the right tire pressure is easy to do and a key component in tire longevity and safety. Be sure to rotate your tires at every other oil change (approximately every 6,000 miles) to help balance tread wear. Be car seat savvy Busy moms often become the taxi driver for their families. Making sure the kids are safely and securely fastenedin is crucial. Be smart about the type of car seat your child is sitting in by following these guidelines: If you are in the market for a car seat, buy it new. Avoid buying a seat without knowing its history. Take the time to get your car seat inspected by a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's rating for your car seat. Emergencies are no joke With more vehicles on the road than ever before, it is essential to be prepared for emergencies. Having the knowledge to act quickly and correctly can help keep your children safe. Here are some important rules to follow: Have an updated emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. During a tire blowout, don't panic. Slightly increase your speed and keep steering stable to maintain the vehicle's forward motion. Then, slow down and move to the emergency lane when possible. If you have power locks, keep an escape hammer in your car in case you are involved in a water-related accident and your vehicle becomes submerged. When moms take care of their cars, they take care of their families SAFETY FIRST: For moms, their automobile is quite possibly the most important component in their daily lives when dealing with their kids. Miss Global Jamaica, Shereen Sterling, was crowned Miss Global International 2010 by outgoing queen, Miss Azaria Clare, a native of Nassau, at the pageant's Coronation event finale held on September 26 at the Grand Palladium Resort and Spa Hotel in Jamaica. The 1st runner up is Miss Venezuela, the 2nd runner up is Miss Malaysia. Miss Global Bahamas, Valdeana Bain placed in the Top 5 position. "I greatly enjoyed competing in this pageant and I am grateful to the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant organisation for this once in a lifetime opportunity", says Miss Global Bahamas Valdeana Bain. "It was hard work preparing for the competition, however, it was well worth it." Looking back at the pageant she continued, "I have made new friends, visited many sites in Jamaica and greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Miss Global International pageant committee and the numerous hosts and sponsors of all of the events". BAHAMIANPAGAENTBEAUTY PLACES IN TOP FIVE AT MISS Global Bahamas attends a special dinner at Sandals Whitehouse, one of the pageant's sponsors. MISS Global Bahamas meets second runner up Miss Malaysia. MISS Global Bahamas poses with first runner up Miss Venezuela.

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udos to the Games organisers BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India The Bahamian dignitaries have all expressed their delight in watching how India has defied the odds and is hosting what is turning out to be t he most spectacular Commonwealth G ames to date. B ahamas Olympic Committee (BOC president Wellington Miller said having been to four of the past 18 games held every four years, he was more than impressed with the Indian organising committee. The international press should apologise to India for spreading the bad press that they did before the games started, Miller said. Maybe those pictures they showed were file photos taken some time ago. When I look at this facility in the g ames village where athletes can go right over there and practice and walk right back to their room, the Indians have done a tremendous job in putting these games on. Miller joined others in congratulating his chef de mission, Roy Colebrooke, who had called for the other nations to cease from lambasting the organisers and liftinga helping hand to ensure that the games are a success. The chef and his team have been doing a good job with our team, Miller said. Im happy that he didnt get cloned into those negative comments that were taking place. The Caribbean and the Africans have been following his lead with his positiveness to India. Miller said after speaking with all of the athletes, he expects some good performances over the next 10 days of competition. Travelling with Miller is his secretary general, Rommel Knowles, who said the Indian government and the organising committee should be given a lot of kudos. Not to be biased towards anybody, but I think these were the best structured games in terms of facilities, Knowles stressed. The Indians have taken the friendly games and made them much friendlier and the hospitality received by the people has been exceptional. I will tell you, people who have been to Beijing for the Olympics are comparing these facilities with them. So despite all of the negative comments in the press, I think that these games will far exceed any expectations. Knowles said he was quite impressed with the training facilities, especially its proximity to the village, which is just exceptional. You could see that a lot of thought and planning has gone into this whole venue and a lot of billions as well, he said. I spoke to a lot of the athletes and they are saying these are by far the best facilities that they have been in. Knowles said the International Olympic Committee has also been in awe with the facilities and, after what theyve experienced at the opening ceremonies, have asked the Indian IOC to make a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Im not saying that they didnt have some problems, but when you can build a structure like what they did in seven years, new facilities, new roads and new games village, they have to be applaud ed, he said. They have done a good job in getting the games off the ground and they have made sure that the athletes are all comfortable and secure with their security personnel all around the place. C M Y K C M Y K TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 11 P AGE 10 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP crowds, minor glitches and the prospect of contracting dengue fever were still a concern for organisers Monday as the spotlight finally turned to sports at the Commonwealth Games. Swimming was the first sport to get going in New Delhi on Monday,the morning after the games offi cially opened with a spectacular cer emony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. India had another minor setback when the first gold medal of the games was won by Nigerian weightlifter Augustina Nwaokolo in the women's 48-kilogram category. Sonia Chanu, who had been expected to win the host country's first gold medal, finished second and Indian teammate Sandhya Rani Devi Atom took bronze. But health issues, one of the main concerns in the buildup to the games, came to fore on the weekend when 30-yearold Indian lawn bowls team official Ruptu Gogoi was admitted to hos pital with the mosquito-borne dengue fever. English freestyle swimmer Steven Beckerleg, however, said he wasn't that concerned about getting the disease. "We've been seeing them spraying frequently," Beckerleg said, "and the fact that one person has acquired it really doesn't worry me." Others also seemed to be unaffected by the news. "We've got supplies of repellents," the New Zealand team said in a statement. "So far we haven't seen too many mosquitoes but we're continuing to apply regularly." Organisers have been regularly spraying pesticides at high-risk areas, including at the athletes' village and at the swimming venue, where stagnant water provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes. "This is the peak season," said Dr R N Singh, the chief medical officer of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation. "Our teams have fanned out searching for breeding places in every nook and corner of New Delhi and spraying anti-larval medi cines." McKay Savage, a 34-year-old Canadian who works for a charity Spotlight finally turns to sports at Commonwealth Games S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 9 9 Mens senior national cricket team ready for Kuwait test... S ee page 9 BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net N EW DELHI, India Team Bahamas first day of competition in the tennis segment of the XIX Commonwealth Games produced mixed results Monday. While Larikah Russell and Nikkita Fountain split their wom ens single matches, the team of Russell and Marvin Rolle got eliminated after turning in a gallant effort. In her singles, Russell wasted very little time in disposing of Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati with an impressive 6-0, 6-0 decision. Fountain, on the other hand, lost 61, 6-0 to No.8 seed Maria Erakovic of New Zealand. F ollowing her match, Russell t eamed up with Marvin Rolle for their mixed doubles match, only to lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg of Guernsey. It was good. It was a tough match overall that could have gone either way with a point here or there, said Rolle, who came up with a couple of brilliant plays to k eep their rallies going at times. I think we could have been a little more aggressive at the net. But overall, I think we played very well. Just a point here and there and we were right in the match. We had our chances to win. Trailing throughout the third and final set, the Bahamas managed to break Orieg to pull even at 5-5 when Russell powered through a big volley return. But that seemed to have given Watson and Orieg more intensitya s they stormed right back and broke Russell for the 6-5 lead. With Watson serving for the match, Orieg played exceptionally well at the net and they were able to hold on for the win. Overall, it was pretty tough. I t hink every match in that game was pretty tough, Russell reflect ed. It was of a high level, but Im proud of the way we hung in there from the start to the end. Rolle, a little bit jet lagged after just arriving into New Delhi on a 13-hour flight the night before, said he knew he had to suck it up Day 1: Mixed r esults for tennis players BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Now that all of the pre-Commonwealth Games festivities are over, head coach Andre Seymour said hes looking forward to his two-man boxing team putting its best foot forward on Wednesday. Thats when the duo of opening ceremonies Bahamas flag bearer Valentino Knowles and Carl Hield will begin competition in the boxing arena at the XIX Commonwealth Games. Hield, competing out of the welterweight or 69-kilogram division, will be the first up. His opponent will be Hubert Lucien of Dominica. If he is successful, Hield will go on to box in the second round on Friday. Knowles, the first box er and the youngest Bahamian to carry the flag at the Commonwealth Games, the second largest sporting event in the world, will be contesting the light welterweight or 64kg division. He was given a bye in the first round and will now compete in the second round against Emil Kaoka of PNG. A win and Knowles will be in the quarterfinals set for Sunday. An excited Seymour, who is being assisted by his cousin Floyd Seymour, said he likes what he has seen in the draw and is confident that if the two boxers follow their instructions, they should be successful. Im quite satisfied with the draws. We got some good draws and we know the majority of these boxers because I scouted them from the last championships we went to in March, Sey mour said. Carl got a good draw and once he wins on the 6th, he has another bout on the 8th before he can get into the quarterfinals. Valentino got a bye and he will fight on Thursday. If he wins, he will get into the quarterfinals. The goal, according to Seymour, is to take care of business each match. We just have to take it one bout at a time. We cant take anybody for granted coming into these games, he charged. The boxers just have to go out there and fight very hard. Seymour, a former two-time Olympian, said the Bahamas is overdue for a Commonwealth Games medal, having won one a bronze from Stevie The Heat Larrimore in Melbourne, Australia, in 1982. Were looking forward to erasing that and we hope that any one of these boxers will give us our first medal since 1982. We are in a very T w o-man bo xing team to tak e it one bout at a time S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 9 9 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 9 9 THE XIX C OMMONWEAL TH GAMES NEW DELHI 2010 THE TRIBUNE TEAM BAHAMAS: Boxer Valentino Knowles (carrying Bahamian flag the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Sunday, October 3, 2010. (AP Photo

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because he was representing the Bahamas. But he vowed that after getting in a good nights rest, he should be fresh and ready to compete in his mens opening singles against Thangarajah Dineshkanthan of Sri Lanka. Im not representing myself anymore. Im here to represent the people of the Bahamas, so I have to be up for it, stressed Rolle, who is scheduled to be in action at noon today. I have to come out and give it 100 per cent again. Looking back at her clean sweep in her singles match, Russell said it was easier than I expected. But I used it to work on some stuff for my next match. But it was hard to stay focus playing against somebody who really didnt give you m uch of a challenge. The Grand Bahamian native, however, knows that she will have to put it all together when she plays her second round match against top seed Anastacia Rodiono-v a of Australia. That match is scheduled for Wednesday. I dont have any pressure on me. Im just going to goout there and play and have fun, she said. Im just goingto enjoy it and see how far it w ill take me. I n her match yesterday, Fountain said she started off playing very well, but she got distracted and just simply lost her rhythm. I played pretty well to get up in the game, but I was losing the important points, she said. Obviously, Im disappointed thatI lost, but I didnt play that badly, so it was a good experience. Fountain is hoping to redeem herself when she teams up with Russell to play in the womens doubles. They wont play until Wednesday as scheduled. I expect that we will win, she said. Larikah played against one of the girls that we will be playing, so I cant imagine that match being that difficult for us. Still waiting to get on the court is Grand Bahamian Devin Mullings, who is slated to open up against top seed Somdev Devvarman of India in a rematch from their days as junior players. That match is set for noon Wednesday. I think it will be a good experience. I dont think I will put too much unwanted pressure on myself, he said. I will compete hard like I always do. The last time I played him in Junior Wimbledon in 2003, I beat him in the first round. Since then, hes being playing very well. He won NCAAs in college. Hes done well. Hes had a pretty good pro career, qualifying for Wimbledon this year. Im just going to go out and play hard. I dont have any pressure on me. The pressure is on him. Hes competing at home. But I have a little bit of a mental edge, having beaten him before. Im just coming off a hip injury, so I know I will have to compete hard. Like Rolle, Munnings is also coming off the jet lag having just arrived the nightb efore. But hes confident t hat it shouldnt affect his play that much. Coach Leo Rolle said the Bahamas had a pretty good day, despite the mixed results. Larikah won her match pretty easy, but Nikkita didntp lay her match as well as she normally does, Rolle said. So that was kind of a let down. Better luck next time. Rolle said hes looking forward to the rest of the games as his son Marvin, and Mullings, along with Rodney Carey Jr are getting ready to play singles. All of these matches are tough. You cant take anyone lightly, he said. While he has not arrived as yet, Carey Jr will have to head directly from the airport to the tennis center when he gets in today as provisions were made to play his singles match against Jamie Murray of Scotland at 2pm. Tennis kicked off the sporting disciplines for the Bahamas at the games and chef de mission Roy Colebrooke, who got to view the mixed doubles, said he was pleased with what he saw. I think the team played extremely well, he said. We are going to make it a point as Team Bahamas to come out and give the athletes their full support because we expect that the other disciplines who were here before tennis, and well rested, to do extremely well. C olebrooke was referring t o the fact that the tennis players started to arrive in New Delhi five days after the rest of the team, made up of track and field, boxing and cycling athletes, had already settled in. D eputy chef de mission Tim Munnings, who accompanied Colebrooke to the watch the tennis matches, said the team played well, although they had just arrived. Watching the game, they played very well. They playeda good team, but they fought right to the very end, he said. I know Marvin, although he may not realize it, his timing was not what it should have been. But under the circum stances, he played well. Munnings said all of the other disciplines are eager to follow tennis, having been here for a week now. So hes looking forward to some great things from them during the next week. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ROME (AP ed States opened the third round of the volleyball world championships with a 3-0 win over France on Monday. Clayton Stanley led the Olympic champions with 14 points, 4 blocks and 4 aces while Sean Rooney and David Lee added 11 points each. U.S. coach Alan Knipe called his squad's attack and block percentage "almost perfect." Two-time defending world champion Brazil had to rally from a 2-1 deficit to beat the Czech Republic 3-2, winning the tiebreaker 15-8. Ranked Also, fourth-ranked Serbia beat Argentina 3-1, with Ivan Maljlovic leading the way with 20 points; and Bulgaria defeated Spain 3-1. US beats France at volleyball worlds organisation in London, said at the tennis venue that he had heard about the dengue fever outbreak before travel ling to India for the Com monwealth Games. "But I was not super worried. I had noticed there were problems caused by the rains but that didn't stop me from coming," he said. "It was an opportunity to watch some thing interesting and these things don't bother me too much." Dengue fever, a painful viral disease that can be lifethreatening, has become an issue in the Indian capital this year because of the extended monsoon season, with thou sands of cases reported. In the aquatics center, Australia started to dominate right from the start, winning three of the first five swimming gold medals awarded. Kylie Palmer won the 200meter freestyle in 1 minute, 57.50 seconds, with Jazmin Carlin of Wales earning sil ver and dual Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington of England in third. Alicia Coutts later won the 200 individual medley in 2:09.70. Australian teammate Emily See bohm, who can still win seven gold medals in New Delhi, was second and Julia Wilkin son of Canada was third. "It's nice to step up and show that I'm capable of being a champion and being the best," Coutts said. Ryan Cochrane of Canada won the men's 400 freestyle and Chad Le Clos of South Africa took the men's 200 butterfly before the Australian men's 4x100 freestyle relay team claimed the final gold medal of the night. Australia also won the men's team competition in gymnastics, while Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim of Malaysia won the men's 56-kilogram category weightlifting gold. Indians again won silver and bronze in weightlifting. Malaysia's best medal hopes both won on the opening day of the games. Topranked men's badminton player Lee Chong Wei beat Joshua Green of Isle of Man, and No. 1 Nicol David defeated Damindhi Udangawe of Sri Lanka in the women's squash competition. Although the swim stadi um had a good size crowd for the evening session, many of the venues struggling to bring people in. At the 19,118-seat field hockey stadium, only about 100 spectators came to watch New Zealand beat Wales 5-1 in the opening match of a tournament featuring India's second-favourite sport. Rohan Bopanna's match to open the tennis competition drew only dozens of fans at the 5,015seat venue. In netball, Australia beat Samoa 76-39 in front of only 58 spectators. "Netball is not that huge in India so I can't imagine the crowd improving much, but we don't care," Australia shooter Cath Cox said. "If we win a gold medal in front of a man and a dog, that's fine with me." Last week, the government said only 200,000 of the 1.7 million tickets for the games had been sold. On Monday, games ticketing chief Monika Jolly said she "count not reveal any figure straight away" when asked about the volume of sales or value of tickets sold. Glitches were also reported at some venues. The boxing weigh-in scales were giving faulty readings, causing several athletes to panic because they were said to be too heavy. But after testing the scales, the organisers decided to reschedule to weigh-in to Tuesday morning, the day the boxing competition opens. In the morning session at the swimming pool, Seebohm was briefly listed as disquali fied in the heats of the 200 individual medley before organisers said it was mistake. And in the evening, a worker had to use a net to scoop some debris out of the pool ahead of the men's 4x100 relay final. The organising committee's buses also had a bad day, getting lost while taking official personnel around the city. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 Spotlight finally turns to sports at the Commonwealth Games By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter rdorsett@tribunemedia.net AS the international profile of our national cricket programme continues to grow, the Bahamas is preparing to face arguably its toughest test yet in the month ahead. The Bahamas mens senior national cricket team is gearing up for the challenge to compete at the Pepsi International Cricket Councils World Cricket League Division Eight, November 6-12 in Kuwait. Teams from eight countries dispersed across five continents will contest the first ever WCL Division Eight. Participating teams include Suriname, Vanuatu, Bhutan, Gibralt ar, Germany, Zambia and the B ahamas. T he Bahamas will have to finish in the top two to be promoted into Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Seven, which is scheduled to take place in Botswana in May next year. Teams that have already qualified for that tournament are the host country Botswana, Japan, Nigeria and Norway. Matches T he matches will be hosted on f our match grounds in Kuwait, Hubara, Unity, KEC and Sulaibiya. This particular event will feature eight sides, whereas other ICC events traditionally hosted six teams in the World Cricket Leagues and thus the tournament is being played in a format with two groups of four. In the group stages, each team will be assessed two points for a win, one point for a tie and will receive no s core for a loss. T he sixth day of the tournament w ill feature playoffs between the groups after the final group standings have been completed. The Division Eight finals and position playoffs will conclude the tournament on its final day. The senior national team will travel early to Kuwait to familiarize itself with the surroundings and participate in a few exhibition matches before the tournament gets underw ay. T he junior programme continues t o excel as well as they prepare for international competition in the US at the end of the year for an agegroup tournament. Mens senior national cricket team ready for Kuwait test Two-man boxing team to take it one bout at a time good position in the draw. They just have to take each b out one at a time, but fight a s if it is the gold medal r ound. Knowles, 22, is coming off three consecutive medal performances at the international meets, including the recently held Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico in July when he won the gold. He was also a silver medallist at the Commonwealth Championships and bronze medallist in the Pan A m Boxing Champio nships. Hield is going after his first major international medal. Mixed results for Team Bahamas tennis players SPIKE: David Lee of the US spikes the ball past France's Gerald Hardy-Dessources during a third round match in Rome. (AP Photo F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 MIXED DOUBLES: Larikah Russell and Marvin Rolle on the court at the XIX Commonwealth Games. They lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg of Guernsey.


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THE Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Officers Union
chief, Bernard Evans, advised
his union members at the
Broadcasting Corporation not
to accept the government’s
redundancy packages, which
were offered them yesterday.

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moments after meeting with his
members, Mr Evans said that
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BCB yesterday and offered
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since advised his members to
decline the government’s offers
thus far as the figures are far
from “enough.”

When pressed for specifics
in terms of dollar amounts that
some staff have been offered
at differing salary scales, Mr
Evans said that he was unable
to quote figures at this time.
However, he promised that if
it was necessary, he would
reveal these numbers later this
week.

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sources at the BCB, while the
line staff at the corporation may
be unhappy with the packages
offered to them, there are some
managers at the corporation
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PROTEST: Maria Wood, whose house in Sir Lynden Pin-
dling Estates was bulldozed by Arawak Homes Limited,
speaks to the media yesterday.

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
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“My kids can’t sleep and
can’t eat because our home
and everything in it was
destroyed and something
needs to be done,” Mrs
Wood said.

“T expect justice to be
done.

“Our laws and our law-
makers are corrupt. If you
remain down they will
with the real estate devel- keep trampling on every-
oper. body so I am calling on you

Homeowners fear they to boycott Arawak
will lose their homes after Homes.”

Frederick and Maria The grieving mother said
Wood’s house in Sir Lyn- she has heard no word
den Pindling Estates was from her MP and Minister
bulldozed by Arawak — of Lands and Local Gov-
Homes Limited on Sep- ernment Byran Woodside
tember 24. who said government

Mrs Wood cried as she would step in to mediate
spoke of the grief she and in the land dispute.
her family have endured Arawak Homes Ltd
since they lost their home maintains there is wide-
and belongings as she | spread trespass on their
claimed her property was property in the area and
destroyed without warning hundreds of people in
and left her family of six Pinewood Gardens are liv-

to now seek shelter in a
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ANGRY property own-
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Arawak Homes office on
Shirley Street yesterday
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sion to provide some
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New York City on
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PLP yesterday said the
government must do more —
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expenses” in New York,
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next general election

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for Bahamian citizens

travelling to the US

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs is
reminding Bahamian citizens that a
United States visa is normally
required for travel to the US for
pleasure or business.

“The ministry has received a num-
ber of requests for assistance from
Bahamian citizens who have been
unable to return to the Bahamas in
transit through the United States
after their travel to the Caribbean,
Europe or Central America,” offi-
cials said in a statement yesterday.

“In this regard, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs wishes to bring to
the attention of Bahamian citizens
that, under the terms of the Pre-
Clearance Agreement with the Unit-
ed States of America, the holders of
Bahamian passports can travel to the
United States with a current police
certificate under the following con-
dition:

“Tf you are departing the Bahamas
through the US Customs and Bor-
der Pre-Clearance facility at the
Freeport International Airport or the
Lynden Pindling International Air-
port in Nassau; and if travelling to
the United States only.”

The ministry said the Bahamian
travelling public should note that a
valid US visa is required for travel-
ling under the following conditions:

e If you are departing the
Bahamas from an airport other than
Freeport or Nassau.

¢ If you do not clear US Customs
and Border Pre-Clearance facility at
the Freeport International Airport
or the Lynden Pindling Internation-
al Airport.

¢ If you are going on a cruise that
leaves from a seaport in the United
States or Puerto Rico. For example,
travelling to Fort Lauderdale to
board a cruise ship sailing to the
Caribbean.

e If you are travelling to the US
to connect with another flight that
will take you to another country. For
example, travelling to Miami to
board the American Airlines flight
to Trinidad and Tobago, or travel-
ling to New York to go to London, or
to Atlanta to go to Ghana.

Bahamian citizens planning to
work or study in the US also require
a visa and should apply at the
Embassy of the United States of
America at Queen Street in Nassau.

Information on the application
process can be found at the website
of the US Embassy in Nassau,
www.nassau.usembassy.gov.



for the

Voter registration
centres open
across the country

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

LEADERS of the National
Development Party reminded vot-
ers they will have a third choice in
the next general election as voter
registration opened yesterday.

Registration centres across the
country opened for voters to sign
up for the right to cast ballots in
the next election.

National Development Party
(NDP) steering committee leader
Renward Wells and his associates
greeted potential voters on the
steps of the Parliamentary Regis-
tration Department on Farrington
Road.

The next general election expect-
ed in early 2012 will be the first
for the two-year-old NDP and Mr
Wells said it marks the first time
Bahamians will have a real choice.

“We believe it marks the end of
visionless leadership for this coun-
try and we are here to encourage
the vast majority of Bahamians to
come out and let their voices be
heard,” Mr Wells said.

Mr Wells suggested only 140,000
of 150,000 registered voters cast
their ballots in the 2005 general
election because of apathy invoked
by a lack of choice between the
well-established PLP and FNM.

But in the next election he hopes
the 250,000 Bahamians eligible to
vote will be inspired to exercise
their right to choose leadership of
the country with the added choice
of the NDP by registering to vote
and casting their ballots on the day.

They should not be deterred by
the newness of the NDP as Mr
Wells said his party’s vision and
wisdom has been proven in the
governing FNM’s taking of their
advice on issues such as gambling,
property rights, education and
crime.

“They are adopting our vision
and we don’t mind because we
need all hands on deck,” Mr Wells
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“But we say they shouldn’t be
captains of the ship because they
don’t know where they want to go.

“We may not have experience in
the House of Assembly but we do
have the clean clear thinking that
can bring the Bahamas to where it
needs to be.”

Parliamentary Commissioner
Errol Bethel encouraged voters to
register early in order to avoid con-
fusion when the Boundaries Com-
mission is appointed in the run-up
to the next general election and
the Parliamentary Registrar pro-
vides the vital voter information.

Around 50 staff overseeing reg-
istration will assist voters in estab-
lishing their address in order for
the Boundaries Commission to
then determine their constituency.

However, Mr Bethel said it is up
to the voter to inform the Registrar
if they then move home prior to
the election.

“We really rely on the informa-
tion people give us so we expect
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“People who have moved and
were previously registered need to
get their registration transferred.

“Sometimes we will have two
people registered at the same
house and we base that on the
information we collect.

“If we get the wrong informa-
tion there’s nothing we can do,”
he said.

Bahamians over 18 can register
at any of the six locations in New
Providence, including the Town
Centre Mall, the Mall at Marathon,
the Post Office in East Hill Street,
and post offices in Carmichael
Road, South Beach and Elizabeth
Estates, as well as the Parliamen-
tary Registration Department in
Farrington Road, from 10am to
4pm, Monday to Friday.

The National Insurance Board
office in Freeport is also accepting
registration, as well as Family
Island Administrator’s offices
across the country.

Proof of citizenship is required
such as a passport or voter’s card,
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or school photo ID and your moth-
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Why wasn’t the illegal trade stopped in 2006?

AS TO be expected the PLP are trying to
make hay from the plight of the arrested
straw vendors while the sun still shines.

They are looking to the Bahamas gov-
ernment to somehow bargain with the US
government to have the charges against the
nine Bahamian vendors — recently arrested
in New York and charged with possession of
counterfeit goods for resale at their market
stalls in Nassau — dropped.

Some of the vendors held in New York
have been quoted as admitting that they
knew the goods purchased in New York for
resale in Nassau were counterfeit, and, there-
fore, illegal. However, once they passed
through Nassau Customs they believed they
were absolved of all illegality on the paying
of Customs duty. The PLP are now trying to
make government complicit in the illegal
trade because by exacting customs duty the
government tacitly approved their sale in
the local market.

When the news first broke in Nassau of
the women’s arrest the president of the
Straw Business Persons Society said that
unless someone could provide a means for
Bahamian vendors to get the counterfeit
designer bags back in their stalls without
risking getting caught by US authorities,
“things are going to get rough for vendors
and their families.”

“Tt will,” she said, “affect the vendors
and it will affect The Bahamas. These bags
are generating a lot of funds. The whole
economy will feel it.”

This is what the tourists want — cheap
designer goods — and this is what they
should get was the opinion of many of the
vendors.

Bamboo Town MP Branville McCart-
ney, who wants a crackdown on crime, start-
ing with the petty offences, had his own
answer for such an argument. Mr McCartney
gave the case of the vendors as an example
of where the local authorities had fallen
down on law enforcement.

“For example,” he said, “with the straw
vendors recently, the fact of the matter is
what they are doing is illegal.” In his opinion
the vendors’ reasoning to continue the trade
sent a “terrible message” to the nation’s
youth.

"They also say that's what the tourists
want. Well if the tourist wants illegal drugs
are you going to give them that? If they
want you to rob a bank, you going to do
that?” asked Mr McCartney.

According to the PLP the vendors held in
the US deserve full government support —

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which incidentally they are getting — as any
illegal act that they may have engaged in
was done with the “complicity” of a Bahami-
an government that allowed them to do so in
a “government-sponsored” market and col-
lected 10 per cent customs revenue on the
knock-off goods.

Now we invite the PLP to take a step back
in time to the year 2006 — it was the five-
year era of the Christie administration. At
the end of that year Customs, Immigration
and police officers swooped on a warehouse
in East Street south. There they confiscated
a quantity of merchandise — more 5,000
Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada hand-
bags and other designer goods. Two per-
sons were charged — four years have passed
and their case is yet to be heard. The owner,
a Chinese national with Bahamian status,
pleaded ignorant — he did not know that the
mock designer goods were illegal.

This warehouse was the source of supply
for the straw vendors. In a letter written to us
yesterday, retired assistant commissioner of
police, Paul Thompson, who is still in the
police reserve, told us that at the time of
the raid he called one of his senior police
friends. He told his friend that if the police
were to do a proper job they would now
have to move on to the straw market and
clear the shelves of the same illegal goods
there. Mr Thompson was told that that was
what the police had planned to do. Howev-
er, he said, the police got a call from “a
senior official in government”, who told
them to drop the idea of a raid and give the
vendors an opportunity to sell the goods.

When nothing was done, Mr Thompson
reasoned, the vendors thought they were in
the clear and sought another outlet of pur-
chase.

This took them to New York. One of the
vendors admitted that she had been shop-
ping in New York for about four years.

If, Mr Thompson argued, the police had
been permitted to complete their job in 2006,
everyone would have known that their trade
was illegal, and the Ingraham government
would not now be in the embarrassing posi-
tion of having nine Bahamian women await-
ing trial in New York for a trade that should
have been stopped by law enforcement four
years ago.

As for the PLP we suggest they go back
to their Bible - Matthew ch. 7, v.3 — and
ponder:

“Who beholdest thou the mote that is in
they bother’s eye, but considerest not the
beam that is in thine own eye?”



Action needed.
to tackle serious
concerns of

South Andros

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Firstly, it must be point-
ed out that the contents and
motive of this letter hold no
political bias. It is apolitical.

At a recent Community
Town meeting hosted by the
South Andros Chamber of
Commerce, it was noted that
“for many decades, infra-
structural and many other
basic but essential needs of
the district and community
of South Andros have been
terribly and painfully
neglected. Far too many of
these needs still exist today.
This distasteful state of
affairs covers the span of all
political regimes and should
now be addressed with a
sense of urgency and com-
passion by the current
administration.

Our two bridges are in
awiul disrepair. They are in
a horrible and depreciated
condition, and are likely to
collapse at any moment. The
necessary and constant use
of these bridges is really a
risky and frightening expe-
rience for the travelling pub-
lic, tourists and for all vehic-
ular traffic, including our
school buses and heavy duty
equipment.

This can even lead to
deaths or a very serious acci-
dent, which can result in
lawsuits from Bahamian and
American tourists. The cen-
tral government is quite
aware of the seriousness of
the situation, and thus far
has only been giving lip ser-
vice to it and seems to be
waiting for a tragic accident
to happen. The bridges
should be repaired immedi-
ately and without further
delay!

Further, it is suggested
that once the bridges have
been repaired, a planned
maintenance programme be
developed to facilitate the
maintenance of the bridges
on an ongoing and regular
basis.

Ecotourism is one of the
island’s most fruitful indus-
tries and holds great poten-
tial for growth and further
development. The conver-
sation between the Ministry
of Tourism and others
regarding the introduction

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of direct airlift services
between Florida and South
Andros should persist in all
earnestness. Likewise, dis-
cussions at that ministry for
the infrastructural develop-
ment of Eco-tours in South
Andros should be revived
and pursued vigorously.
These proposed ventures
and projects hold much
potential for significant eco-
nomic benefits, and when
operational, would provide
employment and business
ownership opportunities.

South Androsians want to
become empowered to grow
and create things for them-
selves. Why not establish a
Campus of BTVI here?
Consideration should also
be given to establishing an
agricultural base or presence
in the district. These facili-
ties would serve to equip
many of our young minds
with the necessary technical
and vocational skills which
are critically needed, and aid
in the production and pro-
cessing of various foods. The
majority of the youthful
population in particular,
desires to live at home.
Acquiring such skills could
provide useful occupation
and opportunities at home,
and stem the constant
migration flow to an over-
populated New Providence.

The completion of under-
ground potable water infra-
structure from the govern-
ment complex to Mars Bay
continues to be a critical
need and of grave health
concern.

There is lack of security
personnel at the Communi-
ty Health Clinic in Johnson’s
Bay, and inadequate securi-
ty and maintenance person-
nel at the High School in

Johnson’s Bay. The build-
ing which is occupied by the
police and other local gov-
ernment personnel in The
Bluff is inadequate and in
need of urgent repairs.”

Fellow South Androsians,
these and other pressing
needs and concerns through-
out the district require cen-
tral government’s urgent
and remedial attention.

But we as sons and daugh-
ters of the soil — sisters and
brother, have a role to play
also. We must come togeth-
er and work together to do
some things for ourselves,
and cause some things to
happen; putting aside our
many unimportant and pet-
ty differences that divide
and enslave us and make us
easy and convenient prey for
self-serving opportunists.
The interest and well-being
of our community must
always come first.

We have helplessly
watched several homes
destroyed by fire far too
often for lack of a fire truck,
a shed and other equip-
ment? Another of these fires
happened on Saturday, Sep-
tember 18, 2010 in Dun-
combe Coppit; myself and
others were there to witness
the disaster.

Hopefully, this first thrust
would serve as the impetus
for the beginning of better
working relationships
amongst us, and for the
good and benefit of South
Andros and those of us who
live here.

We earnestly do look for
immediate attention and
action to aggressively
address and resolve some of
the above serious concerns
of South Andros.

EDMUND RAHMING Sr
President South Andros,
Chamber of Commerce,
Congo Town,

South Andros.

September 27, 2010.

Crime is out of control

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Crime is out of control. I am truly frightened. I fear we have lost

it.

Read the morning papers, most times the entire front page is neg-
ative. Watch the evening news and you get the same picture.

I respect Minister Turnquest and Commissioner Greenslade, but
what they are doing is not sufficient. The latest shooting on Bay
Street has probably hurt our tourism image more than we realise.

A few questions:

1) What happened to the anklets we were promised? Is it legal?
If so introduce them and maybe save a few lives.

2) Have we given thought to a curfew? There are different
kinds. Better some negative publicity than for crime to get com-
pletely out of control and get black listed by the USA.

3) What about bail? Can the bail act be amended to ensure

fewer criminals are on the street?

I ask you why is it taking so long to implement some of the

above?

JAMES McINTOSH
Treasure Cay,
Abaco

September 28, 2010.

same day.

Looking at the politics of power

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MPs and candidates of an Opposition Party, have no say in who
becomes the leader of a particular political party speaks vol-
umes.

The history of conventions of both major political parties in
The Bahamas shows us how it's done.

Just ask Dr Bernard Nottage for example.

Maybe Mr Tennyson Wells can also fill us in?

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the delegates of political parties are controlled, as a rule, by the
incumbents.

And for "Convention" to vote against the leadership of a rul-
ing party is a most unusual occurrence, in The Bahamas or else-
where.

To suggest that Cabinet Ministers have no say on who gets
the reigns of power is like believing in Bookie and Barabie.

One of the common misconceptions of politics, or more
specifically politicians, is that they abide by the Constitution of
the country or their particular political party.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3



Govt holding consultations
with public on land bill

Haitian migrants |
repatriated hy —
Defence Force —
over weekend

ALARGE group of
illegal Haitian migrants
was repatriated by Immi-
gration officials over the
weekend.

Director of Immigra-
tion Jack Thompson said
his Department repatri-
ated 211 illegal immi-
grants to Haiti on Satur-
day, this included 144
individuals who were
apprehended in the Exu-
ma chain and 67 appre-
hended in New Provi-
dence. i

These individuals were :
due to be repatriated last }
Wednesday, but that
exercise was rescheduled
to Saturday due to the
inclement weather, he
said.

“The Bahamas Immi-
gration Department con-
tinues to be vigilant in its
sustained efforts to i
apprehend and repatriate ;
those attempting to enter :
the Bahamas illegally, as;
well as those residing and
working illegally in the
country,” Mr Thompson
said in a statement.

Bahamian
Forum to
concentrate —
on Baha Mar

THE newest instalment
of the Bahamian Forum
will be held tomorrow
evening at “Barnacles on
the Sea” in the Olde Town
Mall, Sandyport.

The topic of discussion
will be “Baha Mar: Yes or
no?” The guest speaker
will be Richard Coulson.

Mr Coulson is a
Bahamian who specialised
in private international
banking.

Members of the public
are invited to attend and
express their views.

The forum starts at 7pm.

Two federal
police die
in Mexico
firefight

MORELIA, Mexico

MEXICAN authorities
say two federal police and a
bystander were killed and
15 others injured in a clash
with gunmen in the western
state of Michoacan, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

The Michoacan Attorney
General's Office says the
three died Sunday night
when gunmen opened fire
on federal police patrolling
in Apatzingan, about 310
miles (500 kilometers) west
of Mexico City.

The report Monday said
police tried to stop several
vehicles of heavily armed
men, who opened fire in
response.

Seventeen agents were
injured, and two later died
from their injuries.

A woman bystander also
died at the scene, the report
said.

Michoacan is considered
a stronghold of a cartel
known as La Familia, one
of Mexico's most violent :
drug-trafficking groups. i

The Tribune wants to
hear from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an

State Minister
‘aware land is
a major issue’
for many
Bahamians

BYRAN Woodside, State
Minister for Lands and
Local Government, is hold-
ing consultations with the
Bahamian public through-
out the country on the Land
Adjudication Bill 2010.

During a recent town
meeting at the British Colo-
nial Hilton, Mr Woodside
explained that the good and
marketable title to land is
essential to economic
empowerment. He said that
is why the government is
placing before the public a
Land Adjudication Bill
which will permit the certi-
fication of free simple title
to generation lands.

Also, legislation will be
put before the public for a
Law of Property Act and
for a Registration Land
Act, he said.

Mr Woodside said he is
acutely aware that land
remains a major issue for
many Bahamians. He said
the government wishes the
public to take advantage of
the opportunity to partici-
pate in creating a legal
framework for ownership
and registration of land in
the Bahamas, including, but
not limited to generational
land.

Generation land is a
form of common property,
where several claimants
hold undivided interests in
the property, he explained.

“They derive their inter-
ests from claims of inheri-
tance from a single ances-
tor, although without the
legally prescribed proce-
dures for administering the
estates of deceased ances-
tors for generation after
generation,” Mr Woodside
said.



PUBLIC FORUM: State Minister for Lands and Local Government Byran Woodside.

There are several chal-
lenges to land administra-
tion, which include: No
marketable title for gener-
ation land; multiple owners
claiming the same land;
high proportion of land dis-
putes; unscrupulous
lawyers, and realtors; hold-
ing of land for speculative
purposes; lack of surveys
for many land parcels; pro-
hibitive cost; need for bank-
ing transparency; search by
name and not by title;
notice only given in the
Gazette; and outdated laws
and land reform needed.

Mr Woodside said the
object of the Bill is to pro-
vide a legal framework to
enable families who have
been in possession for 12
years or more of a parcel of
land of not more than one
and a quarter acres to claim
ownership of such land, and
if successful, to be granted a
certificate of title for the
land.

He told those present at
the town meeting that the
Bill provides for the
appointment of a special
adjudication officer who has
the qualifications of a
Supreme Court judge to

ascertain and record titles
throughout an adjudication
area to which the Act has
been applied.

The Bill also sets out the
procedure to be followed
by the adjudication officer
and defines his or her
duties.

“The adjudication offi-
cer will prepare notices in
respect of an area, (the)
notice will declare that all
interest in land claimed
under the provisions of the
Act will be ascertained and
recorded,” Mr Woodside
said.

“The notice will be pub-
lished in the Gazette and in
public offices and in such
other manner as the adju-
dication officer sees fit in
order to bring it to the
attention of all persons in
the Bahamas.

“Any persons who claim
an interest in land in the
area will be required to
make a claim in person or
by an agent,” he said.

All other claims for land
title is stayed unless the
adjudication officer gives
consent to proceed in writ-
ing, including applications
made under the Quicting

Title Act 1959,

The Bill also specifies the
principles to be followed in
preparing the adjudication
record and form of the
record, and provides for the
issue of a certificate when
the record is complete, Mr
Woodside said.

Also, the Bill provides
for the making of objections
and for hearing of the same,
corrections of the adjudica-
tion record and its publica-
tion after 60 days from the
publication of the notice of
completion or the determi-
nation of any objections, he
said.

The record is final and
not subject to appeal, Mr
Woodside said.

The public can read the
Bill at the government's
website, under “Bills, Laws
and Acts” and under

“Drafted, New and Amend-
ed.”










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N will urge USA to lift
blockade against Cuba

By JOSE LUIS PONCE
Ambassador of Cuba

FOR the 19th consecutive
time, on October 26, Cuba
will present for the consid-
eration of the United
Nations General Assembly
a draft resolution entitled:
“The Necessity of Ending
the Economic, Commercial
and Financial Blockade
Imposed by the United
States against Cuba”.

Last year, 187 member
states voted in favour of this
resolution; this constitutes a
true demonstration that the
battle to lift the blockade
enjoys the acknowledgment
and backing of an over-
whelming majority in the
international community.
Only United States, Israel
and Palau voted against.

Every year, member states

OPINION

have the chance to send a
response to the Secretary
General of the UN explain-
ing their agreement with the
resolution. This year the SG
received answers from 135
states — 13 more than last
year, and 11 of them were
responding for the first time.

This is another sign of
increased support for the
cause of lifting the Block-
ade.

Direct economic damage
to the Cuban people as a
result of the economic, com-
mercial and financial block-
ade by the United States
against Cuba up to Decem-
ber of 2009, according to



very conservative calcula-
tions, reaches a figure sur-
passing $100 billion — a fig-
ure that would reach almost
$240 billion if calculations
were made at the current
value of the American dol-
lar.

If we take into considera-
tion that the value of the
dollar, measured in terms of
gold prices on the interna-
tional financial market, has
decreased by more than 30
times since 1961 — when it
was set at $35 per Troy
ounce — until the close of
2009, when it surpassed the
thousand dollar mark, total
repercussions on the Cuban

A Memorial Service

for

Pastor M. Lucian Curry

of Freeport Grand Bahamas
Will be held on Thursday,
October 7th, 2010 at Christ
Community Church Bellot
Road, Nassau, Bahamas
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economy would be more
than $ 751 billion.

The economic, commer-
cial and financial blockade,
imposed by the United
States government against
Cuba continues to be the
main obstacle to the coun-
try’s economic and social
development.

Since adoption of Resolu-
tion 64/6 by the United
Nations General Assembly
on October 28, 2009, until
present, the main factors of
the blockade against Cuba
have been kept and rein-
forced, manifested in greater
economic sanctions and the
persecution of Cuban busi-
ness activities and financial
transactions.

Therefore, the policy of
economic strangulation of
Cuba by the United States
remains intact. The compli-
cated framework of laws and
legal regulations that com-
prise and sustain it has not
been dismantled. The block-
ade against Cuba continues
to be the longest and tough-
est system of sanctions that
the United States has ever
applied against any country
throughout its history.

Business

The Torricelli and Helms
Burton Acts and their extra-
territorial application con-
tinues to impede Cuba’s
business with subsidiaries of
American companies in
third countries, continues to
be the basis for threats and
the imposition of sanctions
on business people who wish
to invest in Cuba, and con-
tinues to make the maritime
shipment of goods between
Cuba and third countries
more difficult and expensive.

Just a few examples of the
extra-territorial application
of the blockade against
Cuba:

e On August 24, 2009,
OFAC fined a bank group
headquartered in Australia,
the Australia and New
Zealand Bank Group, Ltd,
a total of $5,750,000 for
involving itself in financial
transactions regarding Cuba
and Sudan.

¢ On December 16, 2009,
OFAC fined the Credit
Suisse Bank $536 million for
violating the regulations of
the blockade and making
financial transactions with
several countries sanctioned
by the United States, Cuba
being one of them.

¢ On March 19, 2010, that
same office imposed a penal
fine on the Swedish sub-
sidiary of the chemical com-
pany Innospec Inc, which is
headquartered in Delaware,
of $2,200,000 for selling a
gasoline additive to Cuba.

¢ On December 2009, the
enterprise “Komatsu Brasil
Int,” of Japanese origin,
refused to sell Cuba con-
struction machinery for $55
million through the Brazil-
ian company SURIMPEX,
because it was a subsidiary
of Komatsu Latin America,
established under the laws
of the United States.

e Cuba could no longer
buy Cytotoxic Dactino-
micine, used for treating sev-
eral forms of Cancer,
because the company
Lemery, from Mexico, was
bought by the Israeli

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Transnational company
TEVA. The same can be
said of several medicines,
directly affecting the well
being of the Cuban people.

The report by Cuba to the
United Nations Secretary
General shows many other
examples of the extra-terri-
torial application of the
blockade and of its econom-
ic and social impact on all
spheres of Cuban society.

Additionally, the present
American government, vio-
lating elementary interna-
tional norms, continues to
use political subversion as a
weapon in its confrontation
with Cuba.

With the aim of encourag-
ing subversive programmes,
a total of $40 million was
approved for the fiscal years
of 2009 and 2010.

The blockade violates
international law. It is
against the purposes and
principles of the United
Nations Charter.

It constitutes a transgres-
sion of the right to peace,
development and security of
a sovereign state. In its
essence and purposes, it is a
unilateral act of aggression
and a permanent threat
against the stability of a
country.

Violation

It constitutes a flagrant,
massive and systematic vio-
lation on the rights of an
entire people. It also violates
the constitutional rights of
the American people by
impeding their freedom to
travel to Cuba.

It also violates the sover-
eign rights of many other
states because of its extra-
territorial nature.

The government of the
United States harbours no
intention of producing any
change in its policy towards
Cuba, or of complying with
the reiterated resolutions of
the United Nations General
Assembly that request it to
put an end to the economic,
commercial and financial
blockade against Cuba.

On the contrary, the gov-
ernment of the United
States continues to firmly
adhere to unacceptable
interfering conditions and
demands as a condition for
change of policy towards
Cuba.

Despite the fact that he
had considerable political
support in Congress, the
press, public opinion and the
business sector surpassing
any preceding consensus in

28



American society — which
would have allowed him to
act with a great degree of
autonomy — President Oba-
ma has remained well below
the expectations created by
his speech regarding modi-
fying policy towards Cuba.

Here are a few examples
of actions that President
Obama could have taken to
ease the Blockade without
the authorisation of Con-
gress, using his executive
prerogatives:

¢ Eliminate or make more
flexible the prohibition
against use of the American
dollar in Cuba’s interna-
tional transactions.

e Eliminate the prohibi-
tion against use of credit
and debit cards, personal
cheques and travellers
cheques issued by banks of
the United States or third
countries.

e Authorise the importa-
tion into the United States
of medicines and medical
products made in Cuba and
the payments to corre-
sponding Cuban exporters.

e Eliminate the prohibi-
tion against Cuban enter-
prises transporting visitors
between the two countries.

e Substantially expand
the opportunities for North
Americans and foreigners
residing in the United
States to travel to Cuba,
through a wider interpreta-
tion of the 12 trip categories
established by American
law.

Furthermore, the block-
ade is morally unsustain-
able. There is no other uni-
lateral system of sanctions
being applied against any
other country in the world
for such a long period of
time and which has awak-
ened such a high level of
rejection within the inter-
national community. The
United States should uncon-
ditionally lift the blockade
without further delays.

According to polls con-
ducted by CNN, Gallup,
Insider Advantage and Orb-
itz Worldwide between
April 2009 and April 2010,
61 to 67 per cent of Ameri-
can citizens favour being
allowed to travel freely to
Cuba; 58 to 71 per cent sup-
port the re-establishment of
normal bilateral relations;
and more than 50 per cent
support the lifting of the
Blockade.

According to the real
norms of democracy, that is
a majority of the population
and their government

should listen.



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INS staff told:
Pefuse govt
Pedundancy offer

FROM page one

said.

However, Mr Evans
questioned whether this
impression was wide-
spread amongst the man-
agement of the corpora-
tion.

“That is not what ’'m
hearing generally. I heard
they were also surprised
of what the government’s
offer was.

“Tf the packages are
based on your salary then
their calculations will
obviously result in higher
packages. But when you
compare that to our mem-
bers salaries of around

FROM page one

ing on their property.

Residents who have lived in
the area for years fear they
will lose their homes in the dis-
pute and around a dozen of
the 79 property owners in the
Nassau Village and Sea Breeze
Property Owner’s Association
participated in the protest yes-
terday with support from the
Justice League.

Association president Rod-

$20,000 it is nothing to well Dean said he had no
talk about,” he said. choice but to get involved and
The BCB is currently has hired attorney Carl Bethel,

chairman of the FNM govern-
ment, to represent them.

Lincoln Bain of the Justice
League said he wants to
ensure property disputes are
settled in court.

“Tf the homes are owned by
Arawak Homes they must get
justice, and if they are owned
by these people they must get
justice,” Mr Bain said.

“But it is not in the best
interest of this country to have
hundreds of homes demol-
ished.

“The courts have to be the
mediator in this.

“Once the courts decide and

undergoing a restructur-
ing exercise that is intend-
ed to reduce costs at the
BCB as it transitions to
becoming a public service
broadcaster. According to
reports it is suggested that
ZNS’ northern service be
reduced from 48 workers
to 26 and its editorial
department in New Provi-
dence from 36 to 22. The
programming department
will also be slashed from
38 to 36, radio from 23 to
11, sales and marketing
from 16 to three and
accounts from 17 to seven.

Only five of the eight give a demolition order, the
executives would remain people should be informed
at the BCB under the gov- and given the chance to vacate
ernment’s current propos- : the property and take their
al. : things.

“What the people are saying

16-year-old accused of shooting
FROM page one

Jeneane Weech-Gomez, charged with the attempted murder of
Rashad Rolle.

On September 13, the eighth grade T A Thompson Junior
High school student, was waiting at a bus stop at John Road
with other students when a fight broke out at about 4pm. A
short time later guns were fired. The boy was hit on the left side
of his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A bullet
passed through his head damaging parts of the brain that con-
trol speech and movement. Reports state however that the
Rashad is able to speak and is on the road to recovery.

The accused juvenile pleaded not guilty to the attempted
murder charge. He was represented by attorney Gregory
Hilton. Twelve witnesses are listed on court dockets. The juve-
nile was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The case has been
adjourned to October 21 when the accused is expected back in
court for a bail hearing. The trial is expected to begin on Feb-
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The Tribune understands
Arawak Homes Ltd was grant-
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ty in Pinewood Gardens in a
2003 court case against John
Sands presided over by
Supreme Court Justice John
Lyons.

Arawak Homes president
Franon Wilson said a compre-
hensive report on the matter
will be issued on Friday.

He called a brief press con-
ference yesterday to issue a
statement refuting allegations
made in the press regarding
the recent demolition.

He said: “Arawak Homes
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structure affecting seven of its
lots in Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates.

“Arawak Homes went to
considerable lengths to satisfy
itself that no one was living in
the incomplete structure that
was demolished.

“The building was not occu-
pied.

“Arawak Homes informed
the affected persons from the
time they commenced con-
struction around eight years
ago that the land was owned
by Arawak Homes.

“Over the past eight years
the company made consider-
able efforts to advise the affect-
ed persons about continuing
construction in disregard of the
court order and on land which
was not their property.”

Communication efforts were

met with hostility resulting in
criminal complaints, and still
the Wood’s were not able to
prove ownership of the land
as he said they were making
payments to an attorney and
had been promised a con-
veyance but were not in pos-
session of it.

Mr Wilson added: “The
Minister of State for Lands
Byran Woodside has been in
contact with us relative to the
desire of the state to gain a
proper understanding of the
circumstances.

“We have assured him of
our co-operation, particularly
since it is difficult for us to see
a comprehensive solution to
these challenges without
involvement of the govern-
ment.”

they are rightful property
owners have concerns of
their own.

Peter Morris, 61, and his
wife Patsy, 58, have lived near
the Wood’s former home in
Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
for 16 years and fear their fam-
ily will befall the same fate as
Mr and Mrs Wood.

“We are here to support the
association because we don’t
know when it’s our turn,” Mrs
Morris said.

Rita Thompson, 38, of Abra-
ham Street off St James Road
said Arawak Homes built two
homes on her vacant land in
Pinewood Gardens in 2006.

She said she bought the
property for $22,000 in 1996
after lawyers established the

But those who believe

100ft by 100ft property had a
clean title.

When Arawak Homes start-
ed claiming land in the area
she erected a fence around the
perimeter of her property on
the advice of her lawyer, but it
did not prevent Arawak
Homes from developing the
land and leasing it out to two
families who now live there.

“They haven’t given me any-
thing, no paperwork whatso-
ever,” Ms Thompson said.

“Tam here because Iam sick
and tired of Bahamians being
taken advantage of, especially
the poor who have worked
hard and made such sacrifices.

“We are going to protest like
this for days and months to
come because enough is
enough.”



PLP: government must do
more for straw vendors

FROM page one

liamentary caucus was out in full force to
support the statement made by Opposi-
tion spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Fox
Hill MP Fred Mitchell, and MP for Fort
Charlotte Alfred Sears.

Joined by several family members of
the nine women held, the parliamentar-
ians said that though they do not “con-
done what these vendors are alleged to
have done” they do not believe they
should be made examples of in what they
view as an attempt by the US Govern-
ment to punish the Bahamian govern-
ment for not properly protecting the
copyright of US companies.

The government released its own state-
ment yesterday morning announcing that
it had retained a United States law firm,
Hogan Lovells, to assist in matters relat-
ed to the arrest and detention of the nine
vendors. Last week Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham revealed the govern-
ment had issued a “diplomatic notice”
to the US Embassy in Nassau regarding
the matter.

However, the PLP said this still does
not go far enough. They noted in par-
ticular the difficulty vendors and their
families are having in meeting the
requirements to get bail. This includes
the provision of varying amounts of cash

and two $50,000 sureties from people
who must be American residents, along
with the ability to show that one has suit-
able accommodation in the south Man-
hattan area to reside until a trial can take
place.

“The government could help with the
accommodation, and they ought to go
further and resolve the bond issue and
see whether — since this is a government
to government issue — to see if we can’t
through the attorneys seek to get the
charges dropped.

“The argument that this is an extra-
ordinary situation, this is not like some-
one over there whose murdered some-
one, who’s peddling drugs, the fact is
that at all stages the government has
been complicit in this enterprise and so
they ought to take the extraordinary
measure to try to get the matter
resolved,” said Mr Sears, who suggested
that not only has the government con-
doned but “almost induced” straw ven-
dors to act as they are alleged to have.

Kirk Hanna, husband of Patricia Han-
na, one of the nine vendors charged after
they were arrested on September 15th
at John F Kennedy Airport, said the ven-
dors did not know that what they were
doing was illegal.

“Everytime we bring in products, we
pay the government. Why then didn’t
they step up and say ‘You're bringing

these products but they’re illegal.” How
can you reap the benefits from the prod-
ucts I bring in and then turn around and
abandon me afterwards? (How can the
government do that) when you are sup-
posed to be saying what is allowed and
what isn’t allowed?” asked Mr Hanna.

Mr Hanna, who is looking after the
couple’s two sons, aged 12 and 17, while
his wife remains incarcerated, said he
has not had much opportunity to speak
with his spouse, but in their last commu-
nication she told him she is looking for-
ward to getting back to Nassau.

“She said she was all right. She didn’t
give me any details because the calls are
monitored and she didn’t want to dis-
cuss too much on the phone. She just
told me she was okay, and she wanted to
come home.”

Meanwhile, PLP and vendors’ fami-
lies expressed concern in particular about
the status of Marva Ferguson, one of the
detained vendors, who has allegedly been
separated from the rest of the group
because of her similarity to her twin sis-
ter, Marvette, who is also being held.

Marva has been moved to a Brooklyn
remand centre, away from the south
Manhattan centre where her sister and
the rest of the group are located.

“The government must make special
representation with regard to her case,”
said Mr Sears.

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Resources is striving to enhance the ability of

Tis Ministry of Agriculture and Marine

local farmers and fishermen to fuel economic
development, and thereby improve quality of life in
the Bahamas, Minister Larry Cartwright said.

He said the ministry aims to
do this by channelling “human,
financial and technical
resources” into areas where
competitive advantage exists.

At the same time, the gov-
ernment wants to ensure that
there is a regulatory environ-
ment that will protect and pre-
serve agricultural and marine
resources for future genera-
tions.

Mr Cartwright identified the
Rapid Assessment Programme,
the Backyard Garden Pro-
gramme, the National Expo,
and the upgrade of the Down
Home Fish Fry as key initia-
tives in this effort.

Rapid Assessment is a five-
year development plan for the
agriculture and marine
resources sectors with the over-
all aim of developing sustain-
able food security.

Consideration has been given
to environmental concerns, nat-
ural disasters, trade agreements,
and improving the regulatory
and legislative framework for
the sectors, he said.

“I am pleased to say that we
are currently engaged in fur-
ther fine-tuning the plan with
considerations being given to
human resources and budgetary
requirements and to a relevant
strategy of implementation and
evaluation.

“Wednesday, August 18 was
its unveiling. We are excited
about this grand endeavour and
intend to be full partners with
the people of the Bahamas as
we take steps toward its
progress,” Mr Cartwright said.

The Backyard Garden Pro-
gramme is specifically geared
toward meeting persons at their
level of competency in back-
yard farming and offer assis-
tance with upgrading their
knowledge and skill base in this
area.

The minister said: “This has
proven to be most successful
and since its inception partici-
pants have exceeded 2,000.
Growing food from their very
own backyard has afforded per-
sons with the ability to decrease
grocery bills and in some cases
supplement incomes from sales
of goods.”

An advanced Backyard Gar-
dening Programme is currently
being considered.

The National Expo is slated
for February, 2011. It is the cul-
mination of the Family Island
Expos which were held this
year from January to May
throughout the country.

“Our National Committee is
making plans for an exciting
time and 47 participants are



Family Islands.



expected from the Family
Islands to amount to some 140
vendors in total,” Mr
Cartwright said. “Under the
theme: ‘Progressing Toward
Food Security’, all will be able
to spectate, sample and shop
for the various items offered
within the categories of orna-
mental, vegetable, root crops,
fruits, processed fruits, jams,
jellies et cetera, poultry, marine
resources or livestock.

“Awards will also be pre-
sented to those winners of the
various competitions just prior
to the commencement of the
Expo. We want the public to
make plans to attend, but you
will be hearing more about this
event in due course.”

Mr Cartwright added: “I am
pleased to say that the Down
Home Fish Fry, a site fre-
quented by Bahamians and
tourists alike, is undergoing
some infrastructural improve-
ments, one of which is the
installation of grease traps and
a new sewer system, roof
repairs, inter alia. These grease
traps should lend to an envi-
ronmentally friendly premises.

“Consideration is also being
given to upgrading the Fish and
Farm Store on Potters Cay
Dock. For Bahamians who may
not already be aware, the Fish
and Farm Store offers supplies
of fishing and farming items
used by farmers, fishermen and
the general public.”

In addition to the these ini-
tiatives, the Ministry is also
engaged in the Embryo Trans-
plant Programme, and
improvements to the Abattoir
and the Gladstone Road Agri-
cultural Complex.

The Embryo Transplant Pro-
gramme involved the implan-
tation of under-developed fer-
tilised eggs into various female
sheep and goats.

The programme has result-
ed in the successful introduc-
tion of high quality animal
genetics at a reasonable cost,
the minister said.

The minister also noted that
the Animal Control Bill was
recently passed, and said regu-
lations in respect of the bill are
currently being drafted.

“From the initiatives I have
briefly outlined it can be seen
that my ministry is forthright
in seeking to meet its mandate
and priority to the people of
the Bahamas whilst making a
dent in the challenge of food
security. And we intend to take
the Bahamian people with us
as we make big changes from
small steps,” Mr Cartwright
said.

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‘Pevolutionise’
Small business
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Chamber and government
aiming to merge their
initiatives into legislation,
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KHAALIS ROLLE
By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor :

The Government and Cham-
ber of Commerce are working

ture approach as something
that will “revolutionise the way

development”.
Khaalis Rolle told Tribune
Business of the two parties’ dis-

thing huge. This is going to be a

huge win for the private sector

tionise the way we approach

standpoint.”
While unable to divulge

had discussed the issue with

state for finance last week, and

SEE page 5B

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$80m project plan
‘in next few days’

/ Government awaiting imminent receipt of
‘masterplan and financing’ for Cultural Village

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

A Bahamian investor

} group proposing an $80 mil-
: lion Cultural Village project
? at Arawak Cay is expected
? to present a “masterplan
? and financing” to the Gov-
} ernment within “the next
? few days”
? tourism and aviation told
: Tribune Business yesterday,
i with numerous
? investors

, the minister of

other
having also
expressed interest in the site.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-

: lace said Gerald Strachan,
, : ? president and chief execu-
sete Gerry ee: tive af Cultural Village
concepts” into the Small and }
Medium-Sized Business Devel- : ° :
opment Act, the latter’s presi- | ivestors were readying to

dent describing the joint ven- }

‘Catching Almighty

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Hell from 15-18%

cussions: “Tt’s going to be some- }

revenue declines

and small and medium-sized :
enterprises. This will revolu- ; : ;
oS : * Former Chamber chief says Bahamian
small business development : ‘ : '
: businesses in Robinson Road and the Grove

from the private sector stand- }
point and the public sector }

: areas being ‘strangled’ by tactic of carrying out
: all roadworks at same time

details, Mr Rolle confirmed he : ; : :
the issu : * Area turned into ‘huge parking lot’ deterring
Zhivargo Laing, minister of }
: customers, and adds that Town Centre Mall
: firms seeing 10-20% sales decreases

: * Urges ‘Someone please here our prayers’,

and calls for PM to ‘take charge’

By NEIL HARTNELL
: Tribune Business Editor

(Bahamas), and his fellow

Bahamian-owned business-

? es in the Grove and Robin-
? son Road areas are being

“strangled” and “catching

i Almighty Hell” as a result of
? the decision to carry out mul-
? tiple roadworks at the same
? time, a former Chamber of
: Commerce president yester-
? day saying two of his outlets
? had seen sales drop 15-18 per
? cent as a result.

Dionisio D’ Aguilar, presi-

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“They are coming back to
the Government with a mas-
terplan and financing,” Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace con-
firmed. “I know Gerry and
his group are quite ready to
do that, so we’re expecting
them to come through in the
next few days. It’s certainly
very interesting.”

The minister said that
financing, and having the
necessary wherewithal in
place to complete what an
investor proposed to do, was
a key consideration for the
Government in the after-
math of the credit crunch

and global recession, which
had left the Bahamian land-
scape - and the Family
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tered with resort projects
that had come to a grinding
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He added that the Gov-
ernment was also keenly
interested in ensuring the
“best use of the land” at
Arawak Cay, whose size had
been increased by 40 acres
due to the recently-com-
pleted Nassau Harbour
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expand the Cay and pave
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port project and relocation

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after initial hold-up over bonded goods sales reports
* Minister and firm’s attorney optimistic lasting
solution acceptable to all can be found

* Freeport tax regime described as de factor VAT,
and potential ‘model’ for whole Bahamas, relieving
firms of up front tax burden associated with
inventory imports

* Government still earning over $100m per year
from Freeport

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Customs is releasing eight
trailers belonging to a leading
wholesaler after the Govern-
ment determined their deten-
tion had no connection to a dis-
pute between the two sides, it
was confirmed yesterday, the
firm’s attorney telling Tribune
Business that Freeport’s prac-
tice of post-paying duties due
to the Government was a “mod-
el” that could be adopted by the
entire Bahamas.

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The National Insurance Board
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Adjustment of Pensions & Grants Payments

The National Insurance Board wishes to advise that included in the recent amendments
to the National Insurance Regulations, was the provision for the automatic adjustment
of pensions and grants to keep pace with the cumulanve change in The Bahamas
Retail Price Index. This amendment took effect in July of this year. Asa result of the
amendment, additional payments ate owed to all persons who were awarded Maternity
Grant or Funeral Benetit in respect of births or deaths on or after July 1, 2010, These
payments Will be made starting on Wednesday, October 6, at all NIB Local Offices,
Clamants are advised to collect adjustment cheques at the Offices where they submitted
their claims, and to bring along the usual supporting documents,

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maximise
firm results

Speakers including the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce’s president and NIB director
Algernon Cargill will address a seminar this
Thursday that is designed to enhance the oper-
ations/management of small Bahamian busi-

nesses.

The seminar, called Maximising Your Busi-
ness Performance and being staged by Diver-
sified Business & Accounting (DBA), will be
held at the British Colonial Hilton.

Apart from Khaalis Rolle, who will be
speaking on trade and industry opportunities,
and Mr Cargill, the speaker line-up will also



PATRICK SMITH

feature Jerome Gomez, administrator of the
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund. He
will give an insight into the funding of new
ventures and business expansion.

Other speakers will include Hubert

Edwards, senior manager of corporate finance

at Bank of the Bahamas, and Yvette Bethel,
president of Organisational Soul.

DBA’s president, Patrick Smith, said the
company was formed to help other firms devel-
op their operations by providing management
accounting support and general business con-
sulting services.

Customs backs down on
firm’s trailers release

FROM page 1B

Speaking to this newspaper
after Zhivargo Laing, minister
of state for finance, had con-
firmed that Customs was now
clearing the eight trailers it had
detained after Kelly’s
(Freeport) refused to submit a
‘bonded goods sales report’ to
it, Fred Smith QC urged all par-
ties to negotiate a comprehen-
sive, lasting solution to the
issue.

The Callender’s & Co attor-
ney and partner, pointing out
that the Government still
earned - for little outlay by itself
- more than $100 million in tax
revenue from Freeport per
annum, said the practice where
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) licencees collected
duty on products sold to non-
licencees after the sale, then
remitted the proceeds to Cus-
toms, meant the city was effec-
tively operating a Value-Added
Tax (VAT) regime.

He urged the Government
to look at adopting a similar
tax structure for the rest of the
Bahamas, arguing that it would
free Bahamian companies from
the tax burden of up-front duty
payments when inventory was
imported, enabling them to
compete on price with rivals in
Florida.

“We have received an indi-
cation that the trailers are going
to be released on the basis that
the bonded report has absolute-
ly nothing to do with the con-
tent of the trailers,” Mr Smith
told Tribune Business, “but,
nonetheless, I see it as very
important that a consensus be
reached between the Port
Authority, Customs, and the
licencees on developing a......
protocol for over-the-counter
sales of bonded goods.

“This is a process which pro-
motes business in Freeport, it
inures to the benefit of the rev-
enues of the Government, in
that each of these retailers and
wholesale businesses act as tax
collectors.

“It’s a good model that might
be used elsewhere in the
Bahamas, allowing companies
owned and operated by
Bahamians to compete with
companies in Florida, like
Home Depot, CostCo and Pet
Smart. Why not farm out the
process of collecting taxes to
the merchant, who has to
account to the Government for
duty-paid sales, just like VAT.

“What the bonded over-the-
counter sales process is, in
effect, is a VAT construct in
Freeport, where merchants
bring in goods duty exempt, so
they do not incur a tax burden
on the merchandise pending the
sale and, once the sale occurs, a
monthly report is submitted to
Customs with the duty pay-
ment.”

Mr Smith added: “Everyone



FRED SMITH

is served that way. The Bahami-
an merchant becomes more
competitive with Florida, and
those companies entitled to buy
duty-free can do so on their
home turf, not having to travel
abroad to buy their supplies.

“It’s a win-win situation, and
just has to be set up in an
accountable, transparent and
sensible way. That’s what the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement is
about. It’s a partnership
between the Government,
licencees, the Port Authority
and the residents of Freeport.”

Bonded goods sales is a prac-
tice whereby Freeport-based
wholesalers, such as Dolly
Madison, Kelly's (Freeport)
and Bellevue Business Depot,
are able to sell products to oth-
er GBPA licencees for use in
their respective businesses only,
without any duty being paid to
Customs/Government on their
sale.

Report

It is a report on this activity
that Customs is seeking, but
Kelly’s (Freeport) and its attor-
neys are arguing that this has
never been requested before,
and is not included in any
statute law, policy or agreement
concerning their relationship.

The current practice, they
argue, is that on the 15th of
every following month, Kelly’s
and other licencees submit a
report on sales where duty is
post paid - such as sales to res-
idents and non-GBPA licencees
- together with the relevant
duty sum. And it was Kelly’s
refusal to submit bonded goods
sales reports that saw Customs
detain eight of their imported
trailers, in a bid to force the
company to bow to its
demands.

Sounding a more positive
tone, Mr Smith said yesterday:
“We are confident that a reso-
lution is developing which will
bring benefits to Kelly’s and
the Government. Co-operation
is the key to Freeport’s success.
If businesses in Freeport suc-
ceed, government will contin-
ue to earn income.

“Despite Freeport being a
tax-free zone, the Government
earns over $100 million in rev-
enue a year. They earn it with
very little government expen-
diture.”



66

We are confi-

dent that a
resolution is devel-
oping which will
bring benefits to
Kelly’s and the Gov-
ernment. Co-opera-
tion is the key to
Freeport’s success. ”
ss)

But he warned: “Everybody
concerned should be working
together for the common good
of the community. Certainly,
the spasms of irrational abuse
of power by trying to move sit-
uations, such as by holding Kel-
ly’s to ransom with their trail-
ers, will not be tolerated.”

Mr Laing also struck a posi-
tive tone when contacted by
Tribune Business, echoing Mr
Smith’s comments by suggest-
ing that a solution to the many
issues surrounding the sale of
over-the-counter bonded goods
could soon be on the cards.

He also confirmed that Cus-
toms was processing for release
Kelly’s (Freeport) trailers,
telling this newspaper: “For
some of the people, the princi-
pal challenge was having their
goods held, and that issue has
been resolved because the two
things [the bonded goods sales
report] are not connected.

“What we have done is to
speak to some of the persons
affected, and speak to Customs.
We have facilitated a meeting
of both sides. Quite frankly, we
now have an understanding of
where things ought to go from
here with that issue.”

Mr Laing said “not all or a
majority of licencees” had been
impacted by the situation,
adding that a “small number”
had been. Conceding that the
latter had “put some legitimate
points on the table”, he added:
“T expect there is going to be
some meeting of the minds on
these issues, so in the end the
law will be obeyed and busi-
ness facilitated.

“That is in the best interests
of the economic progress of
Freeport and Grand Bahama. I
expect there will be ongoing
discussions involving all parties
in this matter.”

Acknowledging that there
had been “some conflict” in the
past when one side attempted
to “exercise their rights” in rela-
tion to over-the-counter bond-
ed goods sales, Mr Laing said
he was “optimistic” this could
be avoided going forward.

He suggested that Customs’
demand for the submission of
bonded goods sales reports had
been prompted by concerns
that some licencees were not
submitting their post-paid
reports, and by the emergence
of queries relating to these.
THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010, PAGE 3B
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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General Motors gave its current and former chief executives
more than $1.3 million in stock in the third quarter under terms of

° e { e { their pay packages, according to Associated Press.
The automaker says in filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission that former CEO Ed Whitacre got more than 16,300
shares worth over $883,000 on Sept. 30. Current CEO Daniel
Akerson received nearly 8,200 shares worth over $438,000.

GM has said that Akerson will get a $9 million pay package. That
includes $1.7 million per year in pay, $5.3 million in short-term
stock payable over three years, and $2 million in long-term stock.

Whitacre will get $6.4 million in stock and salary for his eight
months as CEO. That includes $1.1 million in pay and $5.3 million
in short-term stock compensation.





JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
PROVIDENCE, R.I.

The economy could be hurt if Congress and the White House
fail to come up with a plan to curb the nation’s huge budget
deficits in the coming years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke warned Monday, according to Associated Press.

Bernanke, in a speech prepared for delivery, reiterated his
belief that the government shouldn't raise taxes or slash spend-
ing now because the economic recovery is still too fragile.

But failing to bring the deficits under control could endanger
the economy later on, he said. Exploding budget deficits can
lead to higher interest rates for people buying homes and cars,
and for businesses buying equipment or expanding operations.
That could crimp Americans’ spending and slow economic
growth.

"The threat to our economy is real and growing,” Bernanke
said. "The sooner a plan is established, the longer affected
individuals will have to prepare for the necessary changes."

The federal government is on track to produce its second-
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Commission Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
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so that it is no bigger $550 billion by 2015, an amount equal to

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The options for slicing the deficit — cutting spending on
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Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 138 of The Inter-
national Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that the
Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed on

best left to the nation's elected officials. the 22nd day of April 2010 resolved that the company be wound
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deficits in the years ahead, Bernanke said. and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, Nassau, Bahamas.

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thereof in writting to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,

Ms. Lindera Wallace is no longer employed
with Seagrapes Photo Studio. She is not

government's decision in 2008 to bail out banks, even though Marron House, Virgina and Augusta Streets, PO. Box N-8326, authorized to carry out any transactions
the action was unpopular with the American public. Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the Ist day of November 2010, on behalf of Seagrapes Photo Studio.

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My aanen break for Interval

‘in next
few days’

FROM page 1B

of container shipping terminals from downtown Nassau.

“We have had a number of entities who have been inquir-
ing about space at Arawak Cay,” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
revealed. “Needless to say, when you add 40 acres to what
is there, there are plenty of people who
have ideas about what they can do
there.”

Mr Strachan last year said the Cul-
tural Village, which would be situated
on 30-35 acres of land at Arawak Cay,
could create some 500 jobs during
phase one construction and 150-200
full-time jobs.

It would be designed as a Bahamian
theme park, shopping area and enter-

tainment centre, and is modelled on VINCENT
Granville Island in Canada, which is a VANDERPOOL-
mixed entertainment/industrial facili- WALLACE

ty. An initial study estimated net rev-

enue for the proposed project at close to $39 million in the
project’s first year of operation. It projected net revenue to
increase to $53 million by its fifth year, with 657,000 visitors
per year likely to visit the site.

The plan was to give Bahamians 51 per cent ownership,
and the Cultural Village could include a 4-D theatre, a
clock tower topped by an enormous conch shell and pirate
ship.

Mr Strachan told Tribune Business previously that the
development will augment the attractions of the surround-
ing area including the Botanical Gardens, Fish Fry, Fort
Charlotte and Ardastra Gardens.

Conceptual drawings of the village show craft markets,
eateries, a hammock bar and the crowning conch shell clock
tower, which Mr Strachan said could be the welcome beacon
for incoming cruise ships.

Also on the drawing board was a cable car that would take
guests from Arawak Cay to other attractions, such as the
Fort Charlotte and the Botanical Gardens.



FROM page 1B

Neil Kolton said Grand Bahama's
Island Seas Resort and Paradise
Island's Harborside Resort properties
have sold - and continue to sell -
extremely well. Harborside recently
revealed that its inventory is 97 per
cent sold out, and Mr Kolton, coy
about the actual figures, added that
Island Seas was selling a large amount
of units yearly.

He said that despite the depressed
Grand Bahama market and foundering
stopover visitor numbers, the property,
with its timeshare model, draws those
owners to their vacation spot yearly.

Mr Kolton added that these islands’

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proximity to the US was also a huge
draw for individuals who want to pur-
chase shared ownership properties.

However, he lamented that like
many other Caribbean islands, the bar-
riers to doing business in the Bahamas
often dissuade investment in large,
branded, mixed-use and exclusively
timeshare -entred properties.

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Richard Ragatz, speaking yesterday at
Interval International's Vacation Own-
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While not stating specific markets,

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Bahamas’ natural, economic and phys-
ical attributes, including: High-end
tourist profile and repeat guests;
demand for whole-ownership proper-
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and limited seasonality.

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of timeshares. And while the Bahamas
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BUSINESS
‘Marriage’ to ‘revolutionise’ small business development

‘Catching Almighty Hell’ from
15-18% revenue declines
FROM page 1B

ed area on Robinson Road and East Street, told Tribune Busi-
ness that the area had become “a huge, huge parking lot”,
especially at peak travel hours, due to the decision to implement
multiple roadworks - part of the New Providence Road
Improvement Project - at the same time.

Urging Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to make good on his
pledge that he was always working for the betterment of the
Bahamian people and “take charge” of the situation, Mr
D’Aguilar thundered: “The roadworks are creating a com-
plete traffic nightmare on Blue Hill Road, East Street, Robin-
son Road, the Grove. It is almost impossible at peak times to
move.”

Speaking to this newspaper just after escaping one traffic
jam’s clutches, the former Chamber president said that while he
supported the Government’s decision to undertake the various
road upgrades, “they are strangling Bahamian businesses in
these areas because they have so many road projects going
on at once”.

It was impossible for traffic to move east or west on Robin-
son Road, Mr D’Aguilar said, with roadworks taking place at
both ends of the road - by the Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet
and one of his laundromats on the western end, and by R. M.
Bailey on the eastern end.

With half of Blue Hill Road also shut off, it was impossible
for potential customers to easily access many businesses in
the area, costing these companies lost sales and profits.

“Any business on Robinson Road, where I have two laun-
dromats, is catching God Almighty Hell,” Mr D’Aguilar told
Tribune Business, estimating that their sales were “probably
down 15-18 per cent” year-over-year.

“Who wants to do business in these areas? The businesses in
the Town Centre Mall are suffering. They’re complaining that
they have had a 10-12 per cent reduction in sales because no one
can get to them. It really is a challenge.

“T can’t imagine that KFC is faring well,” he added. “I can’t
imagine any of the businesses on Robinson Road are faring
well. You just don’t want to go into those areas. Moving east or
west is a nightmare. It’s just a parking lot; no one can move.
You end up doing so many loops, and have to go back north to
go south. A five-minute journey ends up taking 25 minutes.”

Emphasising that he was not against the roadworks project
in principle, the former Chamber president said another bug-
bear was that, when the roads were dug up, the contractor
and relevant utilities did not appear to have all the necessary
materials “on hand”, the result being that tarmac was often not
re-paved for weeks.

“What I’m being told is that Water & Sewerage were total-
ly unprepared and unable to deliver on time, so roads are
going unpaved for weeks,” Mr D’ Aguilar said. “East Street
between Robinson Road and the highway has been in a state of
strangulation for weeks. I think we’re entering into the second
or third weeks at the western end of Robinson Road, and at the
eastern end of Robinson Road, the fifth or sixth week of being
blocked off. I know the Ministry of Works, Water & Sewerage
and those contractors are getting paid every week or month, but
all the businesses on Robinson are screaming for someone to
take charge.”

Calling on that person to be the Prime Minister, Mr
D’Aguilar added: “Someone, please hear our prayer. I don’t
know what their plan is, but they need to think about the exist-
ing situation on the ground and how it impacts traffic flow.

“It needs proper planning and proper execution. I can’t
imagine it not costing them votes.”

FROM page 1B

added: “TI think we’ve made sig-
nificant progress in our discus-
sions; good progress.”

The Chamber president said
that during their talks, the min-
ister had acknowledged that the
Government, through its vari-
ous small business support insti-
tutions, such as BAIC and the
Bahamas Development Bank,
and lending programmes had
“never got it right from an
administrative perspective and
operational perspective”.

Recognising that neither side
held the complete solution to
small and medium-sized enter-
prise development in the
Bahamas, Mr Rolle said: “I can
comfortably say that the Gov-
ernment and the Chamber are
working closely together to
benefit small and medium-sized
enterprises in this country.

“In a private-public setting, a
joint venture approach to it,
there’s a platform for commu-
nication of expectations and
execution of what we decide on
as priorities. I believe that
things will happen with this. It
just goes to show there is still a
strong private sector-public sec-
tor partnership as we stand.”

Speaking to Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, Mr Laing indi-
cated that one key component
of the Chamber-Government
efforts, and the proposed Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act, was to
“reduce the risk profile” of
many such firms in a bid to
make them more attractive for
private sector equity investors
and lenders.

Confirming that the Govern-
ment was working closely with
the Chamber, and that the two
sides had met last week, Mr
Laing said: “Fortunately, they
have a project that has many
complementary things to what
we’re looking to do, so we’re
trying to marry the two con-

“We’re moving, and are sat-
isfied with the progress made
in coming up with something
that makes sense for the small
and medium-sized business
community. We’re working to
get this done as quickly as we
can get it done.”

The minister added that both
the Ministry of Finance and
Chamber, plus consultants they
had hired, had found that the
key factor impeding small and
medium-sized enterprise devel-

Paces ores

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

One of our clients is seeking to employ a Financial Controller.

The successful applicant is expected to organize and direct all aspects of the accounting and financial
control funchon and provide reports on operational results. Maintaan accounting systems that ensure the
proper accounting and recording of the Company's resources. Provide management with relevant and
Telisble fimanctal data necessary for budgetary and financial decisions. Oversee the operation and

Management of the Accounting Department's activities and stalf.
Prmart Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises and trains the general accounting staff.

Regularly reviews entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy aad compliance with

established accounting principles and procedures,
Prepares annual budgets and forecasts.

Responsible for compliance with all Bahantian fiscal regulatory requirements.
Recommends changes in financial policies and procedures, as necessary. Writes policies and

procedures and ensure they are being adhered to.

Monitors established intemal controls to assure proper comphamce.
Assumes protection of assets of the bosiness throwgh intemal control and ensunng proper

insurance coverage

Maintain a regular review of income and expenditare to ensure thet cash flow is adequate to meet

fioture bosiness need,

Prepares and makes recommendations based on financial analysis of operations.

Provides assistance to extemal audisars as requested.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's degree m accounting or related field and professional certification (CPA, CA,

or ACCA)

Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in all aspects of Accounting, ideally gamed

through increasingly responsible positions within Finance.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills

Salary will be commensuruie with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should subst their resume, including the name, address and telephone

contact of three references tor

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House
East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, Bahanis

Re: Financial Controller Position

opment in the Bahamas was the
lack of a comprehensive net-
work of support services in
areas such as information tech-
nology (IT), accounting, legal,
operations and management.

Describing these as “the kind
of things that make an opera-
tion operate profitably and suc-
cessfully”, Mr Laing added: “If
we’re able to provide facilities
that give them that kind of sup-
port, it will be extremely help-
ful.”

The joint government-Cham-
ber strategy is thus to provide







such a support network, plus
bring the greater pool of pri-
vate sector capital into play
when it comes to financing
small and medium-sized enter-
prise development in the
Bahamas.

The hope is that the support
network will reduce the risk
profile of such companies and
entrepreneurs, making them
more attractive to private
investors and lenders.

“The idea is to move in that
direction,” Mr Laing told Tri-
bune Business.

“The more important point is
the extent to which we’re able
to reduce the risk profile of
SMEs, which is the extent to
which they will have better
access to a wider pool of capital
in the private sector.

“Many SMEs do not have
the wherewithal themselves to
mitigate the risk.

“They do not have the plan-
ning, depth of expertise or the
managerial expertise...... It’s
positioning them with the
wherewithal to improve their
risk profile.”

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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

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by the President, Secretary General and Treasurer.

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Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



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Govt sues 3 biggest credit cards, settles with 2

WASHINGTON





















































The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest
US. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and
reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard
and Visa, according to Associated Press.

"We want to put more money in consumers’ pockets, and by
eliminating credit card companies’ anticompetitive rules, we
will accomplish exactly that," Attorney General Eric Holder told
an afternoon news conference. "The companies put merchants
and their customers in a no-win situation” and "consumers are
being held hostage."

In papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the department
and various state attorneys general sued all three companies, say-
ing they were attempting to insulate themselves from competi-
tion. At the same time, the Justice Department filed a settlement
it has reached with Visa and MasterCard. Court approval of such
settlements is usually a formality. Under the settlement, Visa and
MasterCard agree not to prohibit merchants from offering cus-
tomers discounts or rebates for using a particular kind of card.
Visa and MasterCard also must allow merchants to express
preferences for the use of a low-cost card within a network or
other form of payment. The lawsuit says the card companies are
impeding merchants from promoting the use of competing cred-
it or charge cards with lower acceptance fees.

NOTICE

OF

MERISIER GLOBAL LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 15th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

TEIDE LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 08th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

LEGIONARIO LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 23rd day of September, 2010. Tri-
angle Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Baha-
mas has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

TRAILSTAR LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 19th day of January, 2010. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

US airline stocks fall on

DAVID KOENIG,
AP Airlines Writer
Dallas

Shares of U.S. airlines fell
Monday. Although the Obama
administration issued a terror-
ism alert for Americans travel-
ing to Europe, the more likely
culprits were higher jet fuel
prices and a broader stock mar-
ket downturn.

American, Delta, United and
Continental said they weren't
seeing unusual numbers of can-
cellations and were operating



ON THE ALERT: Police officers watch the crowd at a Onabenes
beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.

their full schedules of flights to
and from Europe on Monday.

NOTICE

OF

PLATEFORME LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 06th day of November, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE
OF
TWIN PEAKS
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the O8th day of June, 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

NOTICE

OF

XTRAZ COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 17th day of March, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

LILI FIVE LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 29th day of December, 2009. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

The airlines were not waiving
fees for passengers who wanted
to change itineraries because

of the alert issued Sunday.
American Airlines spokesman
Tim Smith said that's because
the government issued a gen-
eral alert instead of a more seri-
ous warning against travel to
Europe. Such fees typically run
$200 to $300 on international
flights. Anne Banas, executive
editor of SmarterTravel.com,
said those penalties could
reduce cancelations.

"If you're on the fence, the
cost might be a factor in going
or not going,” she said. "People
will say, 'I don't want to lose
my investment.'"

Banas still plans to leave this
week for a conference in Ger-
many, followed by travel to
Switzerland and Italy. She
believes that the lack of an
actual warning against travel in
Europe will keep cancellations
toa minimum.

Still, Robert T. Walters Jr.,
owner of Worldwide Travel
Associates in Avondale, Pa.,
said two couples called him to
cancel trips to Europe.

One couple told Walters by
e-mail that "being frightened
and nervous on a vacation is
not what a vacation is all

about." The travel agent said
the couple had planned to visit
Munich, Paris and London.
They are not seasoned travel-
ers, but the other couple who
canceled visits Europe a half-
dozen times a year, he said.

Peter Vlitas, senior vice pres-
ident of sales for Protravel
International Inc. in New York,
said he had received only five
calls about the alert — all from
consumers; none from business
clients.

"The corporate travelers are
shrugging this off," Vlitas said.
"It's the world we live in. I
think the government is just try-
ing to hedge its bets” in case
there is an attack in Europe.

Airline stocks opened higher
on Monday, possibly a reaction
to the report late Friday from
Continental Airlines that an
important revenue measure-
ment rose about 20 percent in
September compared with a
year ago. JPMorgan analyst
Jamie Baker said the report
should ease fears about demand
for air travel.

But the airline stocks
dropped later in the session as
the Dow Jones industrial aver-
age went from break-even to
down nearly 1 percent. Ana-
lysts said the market was due
for a pullback after big gains in
September. With airlines, Hud-
son Securities analyst Daniel
McKenzie said he was con-
cerned about a 20 percent run-
up in jet fuel prices in the past
month. Airline stocks gave
back some of the gains notched
last week after Southwest said it
would buy AirTran. The
AMEX Airline Index rose 4.5
percent last week. It fell 2.1 per-
cent Monday.

fuel prices, market dip

NOTICE

OF

HIMMELGARTEN LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 11th day of August, 2010. Triangle
Adminstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Cen-
tre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas
has been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE

OF

TASILAQ LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 21st day of July, 2010. Triangle Ad-
minstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

NOTICE
OF
GLYCINE MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company on the 15th day of June, 2010. Triangle Ad-
minstration Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.

Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



oin brief Obama debates
tax reduction with
- business leaders

Watchtog:
Treasury
bailed out 66
weaker banks

DANIEL WAGNER,
AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON

A government watchdog

says the Treasury Department }

bailed out dozens of banks
with known financial prob-
lems. It is calling for better
monitoring of banks seeking
to tap a new $30 billion lend-
ing fund.

The Government Account-
ability Office says more banks
that got bailouts appear to be

faltering. It says Treasury offi-

cials justified bailouts for 66
weaker banks by pointing to
factors like strong manage-
ment. The report says banks
were treated unevenly
because Treasury didn't track
key decisions by regulators. It
calls for more consistent over-
sight of the new program,
which will send billions to
small banks.

The new program aims to
spur lending to credit-starved
small businesses. Its structure
is nearly identical to the $700
billion financial bailout that
expired on Sunday.

Interest rates fall at the
Weekly Treasury auction

WASHINGTON

Interest rates on short-term
Treasury bills fell in Monday's
auction with rates on three-
month bills dropping to their
lowest level since June.

The Treasury Department
auctioned $29 billion in three-
month bills at a discount rate
of 0.130 percent, down from
0.155 percent last week.
Another $29 billion in six-
month bills was auctioned at a
discount rate of 0.185 percent,
down from 0.190 percent last
week.

The three-month rate was
the lowest since these bills
averaged 0.115 percent on
June 21. The six-month rate
was the lowest-highest since
these bills averaged 0.180 per-
cent on Sept. 7. The discount
rates reflect that the bills sell
for less than face value. For a
$10,000 bill, the three-month
price was $9,996.71 while a
six-month bill sold for
$9,990.65. That would equal
an annualized rate of 0.132
percent for the three-month
bills and 0.188 percent for the
six-month bills. Separately,
the Federal Reserve said
Monday that the average
yield for one-year Treasury
bills, a popular index for mak-
ing changes in adjustable rate
mortgages, rose to 0.26 per-
cent last week from 0.25 per-
cent the previous week.



US PRESIDENT
BARACK OBAMA

: MARK S. SMITH,
? Associated Press Writer
i? WASHINGTON

Intending to talk about col-

: leges and worker training, Pres-
? ident Barack Obama on Mon-
? day suddenly found himself in a
i spirited, election-year debate
? with a U.S. business advisory
? group about whose tax cuts
i should be extended and for
? how long.

At a meeting of the Presi-

i dent's Economic Recovery
? Advisory Board, Harvard Uni-
: versity economist Martin Feld-
i? stein pressed Obama to keep
: all the Bush-era tax cuts, not
: just the middle-class cuts the
i president wants to extend.

"That would give a boost to

i confidence," Feldstein declared.
: Security and Exchange Com-
i mission Chairman William
? Donaldson added that an
? extension would allay business
? and consumer uncertainty.

Benefit

Obama replied that his stand

? would benefit 98 percent of
? American taxpayers. "You'd
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i some level of certainty,” he
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? cuts has become an issue as
? campaigning for the Nov. 2 con-
? gressional vote enters its last
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? everyone else. Republicans sug-
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? economic recovery; they want
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i? view that top-income tax brack-
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By ALESHA CADET
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care for their breasts by

having timely screenings,
medical officials at the Breast
Centre at The Medical Pavil-
ion said if they want to ensure
lifetime preservation.

The Breast Centre located in the
Medical Pavilion, Bahamas on
Collins Avenue was the first medical
facility to introduce the Digital
Mammography Machine to the
Bahamas. Shortly thereafter, The
New Sunrise Medical Centre in
Freeport, Grand Bahama acquired a
machine to aid the northern islands
of The Bahamas with this state-of-
the-art technology for the early
detection of breast cancer.

According to Domica Davis, Mar-
keting and Public Relation Officer at
The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer
is the number one diagnosed cancer
in the Bahamians.

Ms Davis said, “Early detection
by screening in order to improve
breast cancer outcome and survival
remains the cornerstone strategy of
breast cancer control by the World
Health Organization (WHO).
Screening is looking for cancer
before a person has any symptoms.
This can help find cancer at an early
stage."

L is essential that woman

Mammogram

The mammography exam, often
called a mammogram, is used as a
screening tool to detect early breast
cancer in women experiencing no
symptoms and to detect and diag-
nose breast disease in women expe-
riencing symptoms such as a lump,
pain or nipple discharge.

“When abnormal tissue or cancer
is found early it may be easier to
treat, but by the time symptoms
appear, cancer may have begun to
spread. Screening helps with the ear-
ly detection of cancer, early detection
will give Bahamian women a better
chance of survival,” Ms Davis said.

The Breast Centre at The Medical
Pavilion, Bahamas and The New
Sunrise Medical Centre digital mam-
mogram machines are fully
equipped and have functional Com-
puter-aided detection and diagno-
sis (CAD). This is used on the digi-
tal images to help their highly expe-
rienced radiologist to analyze the
overall images, and flag areas that
need closer study.

According to The Medical Pavil-
ion: “A digital mammography
machine uses compression and x-
rays to screen the breasts, but
instead of capturing the image on
film as with traditional mammogra-
phy, the image is captured to a com-
puter as a digital image file. Once
the mammogram images are in the
computer, the radiologist can then
view them on a monitor, much as
you would look at digital photos.

“On the computer, the radiolo-

gist can closely examine the images
by zooming in, adjusting the image
brightness, or changing the contrast,
making all areas of the breast easier
to see. Telemammography is used
by doctors should they wish to con-
sult another breast specialist about a
mammogram, the digital image files
can be electronically sent to other
sites for examination.

* Digital Mammogram is faster
than film mammograms, because
there is no film to develop. Com-
pared with the ten to fifteen min-
utes needed for conventional film
mammography, digital mammogra-
phy images are acquired in less than
a minute. The image can be sent
immediately to the radiologist for
viewing. If the image is unclear, you
will be told about it right away, and
the image can be retaken," Ms
Davis said.

CAD

“This may help reduce mammo-
gram callbacks, and stress on
patients. The National Cancer Insti-
tute did a study comparing film and
digital mammography, and conclud-
ed that digital mammography is
more accurate than film at finding
cancer in women less than 50 years
old, and women who have dense,
not fatty, breast tissue. Digital mam-
mography uses less radiation than
traditional film mammography,
reducing your lifetime exposure to x-
rays."

The CAD can find tumors that a
radiologist might not spot and “ once
a CAD analysis has been done, a
radiologist will do a visual check of
those areas, and based on training
and experience, decide how serious
the mass may actually be," Ms Davis
told Tribune Health.

Digital mammography also offers
the possibility of three dimensional
breast tomography using relatively
low radiation doses. More and more
studies are showing that digital mam-
mography is significantly better in
screening women in three categories,
such as those under age fifty and
women with dense breast as that of
most Bahamian women.







Screenings

Ms Davis added that most screen-
ing tests are ordered by doctors, so is
not surprising that women who do
not see a doctor often have no clue
about the availability of newer and
better technologies for screening.

Women during their annual
checkup are rarely recommended to
get any other than a regular mam-
mogram. Opportunities to save lives
may be missed. More and more
research shows that Digital mam-
mography with CAD is the best
process to use for screening for
breast cancer in younger women
with dense breasts.

For more information contact The
Breast Centre at The Medical Pavil-
ion Bahamas and The New Sunrise
Medical Centre at 502-9678.

Breast Cancer, Early Detection,
y \and Digital Mammogram!







SCANS: Pictured here are women doing a Digital Mammogram. According to Domica Davis, Marketing and Public
Relation Officer at The Medical Pavilion, breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the Bahamians.













Poisonings and
pet safety issues



BECAUSE we live in a
tropical region of the world
and in an archipelagic coun-
try- a group of many islands
in a large body of water there
is always an over abundance
of tropical pests such as
insects, spiders, snails, rodents
and weeds.

And each day we see on
TV or hear on radio, a new
product on the market to
eliminate the problematic
pests, but sometimes at a huge
price. All too often our pets
are the unintended targets of
these chemicals.

The summer seems to be a
risky time or our pets. The
long warm days of summer
will put our pets at increase
risk to injuries, fleas and ticks
etc. Also during this time
there is an increase usage of

TO DISCUSS STORIE

household pesticides and
chemicals around the home,
and increased risk of inadver-
tent pet poisoning.

Dogs and cats, as well as
birds, come in contact with
toxins through many routes.
Ingestion of chemicals is one
of the most common ways
pets can become poisoned,
but inhalation and skin con-
tact are additional routes for
poisons to enter the body.

If a pet swallows a poison
we want to do what we can
to get some or all of it back
out. Most veterinarians agree
that if it has been less than 2
hours since an animal has
ingested a toxic substance, a
fair amount will still be in the
stomach where it can still be
removed. After 2 hours, much
of the poison will likely have

passed into the small intes-
tine where it will start to be
absorbed into the blood. Dur-
ing that critical first 2 hours
your vet will use medication
to induce vomiting in your pet
to help remove at least some
of the toxins from the stom-
ach.

If more than 2 hours have
passed since the toxin was
ingested, we will often have
the pet swallow a liquid char-
coal containing product that
helps to bind up some of the
poison in the intestines so it
will pass out with the stool
and not be absorbed. In these
cases, we have to assume that
at least some of the poison
will be absorbed into the
bloodstream and may cause
some problems. We willneed
to support these animals in

the hospital with Intravenous
fluids to help their liver and
other major organs.

The liver and kidney sys-
tems will likely be the organs
that do most of the detoxifi-
cation, and the IV fluid will
greatly help that process. Cer-
tain types of poisons have
antidotes (drugs that directly
counter the effect of the poi-
son) while others don’t.
Sometimes all we can do is
use medications to control the
symptoms caused by the tox-
in and keep the patient com-
fortable while the animal sys-
tem is slowly detoxified.

Insecticides

Insecticides are used exten-
sively in many homes and in
most cases they are used safe-
ly. Occasionally, pets will
ingest material recently
sprayed or treated with prod-
ucts intended for ants, spiders,
or other bugs. Most insecti-
cides, if ingested in toxic
amounts will cause symptoms
such as muscles tremors,

excessive salivation, vomiting,
diarrhea and sometimes
seizures. These can develop
in minutes to hours after
ingestion depending on the
type of toxin, how much was
ingested and how much the
pet weighs.

Snail and slug bait is anoth-
er common household pesti-
cide. Most of these products
contain Metaldehyde, a
potent neuro muscular toxin.
Once ingested, this toxin can
cause uncontrollable muscle
tremors that can progress to
seizures and death. Dogs and
sometimes cats seem attracted
to the taste of these products.
Rodenticides are used in
many households to help con-
trol mice and rats. The most
common type of rodent killng
product is made from
coumarin like compounds.
These chemicals cause exces-
sive and uncontrollable bleed-
ing in the rodent as well as
any other animal that may
ingest them. The most chal-
lenging aspect about rodenti-
cide toxicity is that symptoms

of bleeding may not be evi-
dent until 3-5 days after inges-
tion.

Rodenticide poisoning is
relatively easy to control if
treatment is started soon after
ingestion. But if we wait to
see symptoms of bleeding,
heroic measures may be need-
ed to save those patients.
Remember, early treatment
is very effective and usually
life saving. If you choose to
use these potent products, be
very careful to place them in
an inaccessible location where
your pet cannot reach them.

There are many other
things that can cause poison-
ing in our pets. Various
plants, cleaning agents, drugs
of all kinds, fertilisers, herbi-
cides, and automobile prod-
ucts are just a few examples.
Considering the potential for
severe illness and even death
from such poisoning (this
would include children as well
as pets). We all need to keep
our family’s safety in mind
and choose and utilise these
products wisely.


PAGE 10B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010

THE TRIBUNE







Why should we forgive?

ove's greatest challenge
Le to be forgiveness.

‘he older we get the
greater the chance of having
been faced with a deep hurt.
Wouldn't life be easier if we
did not have to deal with for-
giving people?

These people may or may not be
in our lives. They may be our parent,
friend or love partners. We may feel
them thrashing through our lives
causing mayhem and destruction.
All too often we feel as if the offend-
er calmly walks away saying, ‘sorry
and please forgive me’, and yet we
are the ones left bruised and bleed-
ing.

Are we made to feel that forgiving
is just a way to put up with wrongs
that we just do not deserve? Do we
have to forgive everybody? Aren't
there some people and the wrongs
they do just off the radar concerning
forgiveness?

There are some people who exem-
plify the word forgiveness. They for-
give everyone across the board and
treat all hurts the same. They do not

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hold a grudge and things just seem to
wash of their backs. They bounce
back quickly and easily. They start
each day with a new and refreshed
attitude. You may know such a per-
son, marvel at their disposition and
wish you could be like them. On the
other hand you may have questioned
their sincerity and perhaps even their
motives. It is true that forgiveness
comes more easily to some but for
most of us it is a struggle. Not being
able to forgive is viewed as a weak-
ness; consequently we do not like
acknowledging our battle within.
Cynics amongst us, or realists as
they like to be called, would say that
the world is full of unfairness. They
are the first to say, “Everyone gets
hurt at one time or another. So get

used to it.” Opening ourselves to
any type of relationship makes us
vulnerable to another's betrayal and
disloyalty. We may pull back as we
nurse ourselves but we soon realise
that living life does not mean cut-
ting ourselves off from people.

As children we class all unfair-
ness together, but as we mature we
are able to decipher the things that
are really small disappointments or
slights compared with true deep
hurts. The person feeling the pain
can only measure this. What one per-
son looking on may consider a huge
injustice, the person who is directly
involved may view differently.

Pain

Our hearts tell us when it is a deep
pain. We start wondering how to get
past the pain and if it will ever end.
‘We come to understand that it is
only by forgiving that we can start to
heal. But how can forgiveness be
right when it feels so natural to let
the offender get their punishment? It
is this very unnatural feeling that
makes forgiveness such an uphill

struggle. The mountain climb is
arduous and filled with an array of
emotions.

First we have to feel the hurt only
to find the accompanying pain
immobilizes us. It is these helpless
and overwhelming feelings that con-
sume us. Not being in control of our
pain pushes us to find the power by
blaming the other. Getting attention
and sympathy from those around us
is a much happier state to be in and
so we continue to blame. Many peo-
ple live in this state for years with
out recognising that it prevents them
from healing and moving on. How
often have you not been able to
look, talk or interact with that per-
son, let alone contemplate forgiving
them?

Then we may even find ourselves
hating them. We can not move from
these terrible feelings and perhaps
even wish them harm. How could
we possibly deserve a friend betray-
ing, a parent abusing, or a partner
leaving us out in the cold?

Some people get stuck at this stage
-like getting stuck in the mud. Their
feet are deeply implanted. They

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want to move but as hard as they
try they just can get anywhere.
Sometimes it is just a matter of time
or perhaps it is with a lot of intro-
spection. Years of being stuck and
not being able to move forward will
usually require professional help.
Seeing things with new eyes and
from a new perspective often releas-
es the feet to walk forward. They
stop blaming and punishing and
come to understand why it hap-
pened. The pain changes direction
and for some even dissipates. Our
hearts feel freer and forgiveness
moves in. The climb up the moun-
taintop has been worthwhile and a
new stronger person emerges.



* Maggie Bain is an individual and
couples relationship therapist. She is a
registered nurse and a certified clinical
sex therapist.

Listen to ‘Love on the Rock’ with
Maggie Bain every Thursday 5pm-6pm
on Island FM 102.9. For appointments
call 364-7230, e-mail relateba-
hamas@yahoo.com or visit www.relate-
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~ October in
the garden

OCTOBER is a defining
month in the Bahamian year.
The weather will be summery
in the early part of the month
but autumn will definitely be
with us by the end.

The cooler weather makes
gardening more comfortable
and more successful. Most
large tomatoes do not set fruit
until the temperature is below
68 degrees F so if we have
flowering vines at the end of
the month we should get fruit
set and be guaranteed toma-
toes for Christmas.

October is the month when
we can sow cool weather
crops, those that would either
fail or be bitter if we grew
them during the warm months.
Cool weather crops include
leaf spimach, cauliflower, gar-
den peas and all types of let-
tuce.

October is a good time to
sow leeks and scallions (spring
onions) as these appreciate
cool weather but do not bulb.
Regular bulbing onions should
be left until late December or
early January as the plants
respond to lengthening days
in order to bulb properly.

As October is the first full
month of autumn we need to
fertilise our fruit and citrus
trees by applying Sequestrene
138 drench to the bole of all
trees and then spreading fruit





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tree fertiliser or 6-6-6 around
the drip line. A spray of minor
elements along with
sticker/spreader completes the
operation.

Palm trees demand that
their diet include manganese
and magnesium. This is best
done by applying a fruit special
as fertiliser or by using 6-6-6
and Epsom salts as a side
dressing.

A little judicious pruning is
in order during October but
remember not to touch your
poinsettias or any other flow-
ering shrub that is due to blos-
som soon. In order to keep
hibiscus blooming during the
pruning process you can prune
one-third of the shrub now,
another third in two weeks,
and the final trim two weeks
after that.

Bougainvillea can take
heavy pruning right about now
and will come back stronger
than ever. Many bougainvil-
Jea vines blossom better in the
winter than in the summer

Roses can also take a heavy
pruning as they grow back so
quickly. I like to cut them back
in May and October as sum-
mer foliage is not up to the
same standard as winter
foliage. Give the roots dress-
ings of compost and fertiliser
after pruning and ready your-
self for a wonder winter rose

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Gardener Jack
ry : S

PREPARING: October and May are two

good months to prune roses rather drastically
so they can adjust to the new temperatures.

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display.

It is time to think about
Christmas bedding annuals
and start them from seed in
the early part of the month.
Virtually any annual will grow
from October to April so we
can ring the changes from the
usual hot weather annuals we
depend on during summer. If
we do not sow annuals now
we will have to resort to buy-
ing seedlings later on and they

are much more expensive
than seeds.

‘When planting annual seeds
it is a good idea to sprinkle
snail bait over the area to pre-
vent snails browsing through
your seedlings like vegans
through an organic salad bar.

Cooler weather will slow
down the rate of growth of
grass but the effects will only
be noticeable in November.
Although mowing will be

drastically reduced during the
late autumn and winter
months the grass is still grow-
ing and should be fertilised
with high nitrogen lawn spe-
cials at least twice between
now and Easter.

This past summer was real-
ly hot and I think we are all
ready for cooler conditions.



j-hardy@coralwave.com



Understanding
Chiropractic

By DR JACQUELINE
LIGHTBOURN DC

A Better Back
Chiropractic Center

CHIROPRACTICis a
health care profession that
focuses on disorders of the
musculoskeletal system.
and the nervous system,
and the effects of these
disorders on general
health.

Chiropractic care is
used most often to treat
neuromusculoskeletal
complaints, including but
not limited to back pain,
neck pain, pain in the
joints of the arms or legs,
and headaches. Doctors of
Chiropractic practice a
drug-free, hands-on.
approach to health care
that includes patient
examination, diagnosis
and treatment.

The most important
procedure performed by
Doctors of Chiropractic is
known as a Chiropractic
adjustment. The purpose
of an adjustment is to
restore joint mobility by
manually applying a con-
trolled force into joints
that have become hypo
mobile - or restricted in
their movement as a
result of a tissue injury.

Tissue injury can be
caused by a single trau-
matic event, such as
improper lifting of a
heavy object, or through
repetitive stresses, such as
sitting in an awkward
position with poor spinal
posture for an extended
period of time. In either
case, injured tissues
undergo physical and
chemical changes that can
cause inflammation, pain,
and diminished function
for the sufferer. Adjust-
ments of the affected joint
and tissues, restores
mobility, thereby alleviat-
ing pain and muscle tight-
ness, and allowing tissues
to heal.

It is important to get
your spine checked for
overall optimum health.



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How do we measure effectiveness?

“An important measure of a
leader's success is the success
of her followers. it's one thing to
talk about positive change; it's another
thing to actually be the change.”
Unknown

There are more women in the edu-
cation system, religious, charity organ-
isations; more women in nursing, in
the majority of workplaces and more
women playing the lead role in homes
within this society. When compared to
the limited number of opportunities
available to women of the past, this
saturated number of women so intri-
cately involved in these critical sec-
tors of society, may be considered
progressive.

But how do we measure the effec-
tiveness of women in today's society?
In an environment where social dis-
order and the apparent lack of inspi-
ration prevail, what is the magnitude
of leadership amongst women?

I suppose that the first real dilemma
is the lack of tools in which to measure
but the results of our social discourse
speak volumes. Still, many tend to
utilise the false positive test scores
and GPA results as a means of insight
into effectiveness. Notwithstanding
that these tools offer only a skewed
view of the whole picture. There is
very little means of differentiating
memorisation from actual learning
and understanding when it comes to
exams.

Itis at this crossroad where mothers
of yesterday taught their children
skills that enabled them to think.
They recognised that inner develop-
ment was a major key to life success.
This was the reason behind learning
to do chores and being responsible
for younger siblings. The teaching of
manners and respect was important
not because it would show up in some
test score but because it gave the child
the ability to grow into a respectful



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1 BETHEL

and cooperative citizen

Today however, parents and edu-
cators alike are more likely to use
academically motivated test scores as
a means of determining the child's
overall disposition; whereas, the truth
is such scores offers only the results of
the child's possible ability for infor-
mation retention and regurgitation.
It does not specifically assess a child's
capacity to think critically, to navi-
gate emotions or to effectively man-
age their decisions. Essentially, acad-
emuic proficiency in school has become
the benchmark of the child's overall
success.

Let's be clear here, there is no
doubt an essential need for academic
proficiency; however the current
social anarchy suggests the need to
take a deeper look at the holistic
development of our children. And
this is where the rubber meets the
road; because the real challenge is
how well do children manage them-
selves after having spent so many
years in school.

Facing the reality

head on

Every child is developed in the
womb of a woman. Indeed, the
hands that rock the cradle should
have the capacity to inspire change.
That being said; the point blank truth
is - women today have dropped the
ball. This is the first uncomplimen-
tary comment for which women must



take personal responsibility. We can-
not be the majority number in critical
sectors of the society where a severe
degree of social mayhem is rampant,
without questioning our effective-
ness.

Part and parcel to this downward
social spiral also have to do with the
displaced focus of women, which is
often blinded by materialism and sta-
tus symbols. This is another unflat-
tering comment women may not like
to hear; but the results are what they
are. In addition, the issue of socio
economic status, where certain class
of women only desire to interact with
certain class 1s another underlying
truth that must be faced. This small-
mindedness only hinders collabora-
tion.

Fundamentally, we cannot be a
great nation divided; we must see
ourselves beyond our pigeon holes.
If we are only able to spire our bio-
logical children then we have failed
in our role as bearers of life and nur-
turers of humankind. Womanhood is
about maternal instinct to evoke
change; to be the light of hope. Our
roles travel beyond barriers; hence
we are the missionary servants of
life. We cannot fall asleep because
we are the ones holding the wheel.

In this small society of ours, what
can women point to as a demonstra-
tion of our effectiveness? We have
built our lives on the shoulders of
the women of yester year, where we
boast of privileges that most of them
could not even fathom. Yet, take a
sincere look at our society. Take a
listen to the language of today's gen-
eration.

We cannot take credit for any
means of progress without simulta-
neously taking responsibility for
those parts that are failing. Now is
the time to break out of those pigeon
holes and get down to doing the
work. The old idea of hiding behind



superficialities and so called safety
of gated communities must give way
to a deeper appreciation of our
responsibility. We must find creative
new ways to inspire a brighter more
hopeful future.

Final Thoughts

‘Whether we choose to act or not;
time will keep ticking and the social
decadents will continue. We must
adopt a sense of urgency and arm
ourselves with a true sense of
authenticity. Now is a time for inspi-
rational leadership that helps us to
see that we are all us, and we must
let go of the delusion of us vs. them.
This is the only we that we can
evolve as a people and move for-
ward as a nation.

‘We must stop talking about acting
and act now. Time for change; real
changes that can pull this nation out



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of the cesspool of blame and medi-
ocrity and place it onto the horizon
of possibility where it belongs.

We are the stewards of this land
and we are responsible for what we
allow to grow. According to our
unconscious point of focus, we are
allowing social mayhem and nega-
tivity to flourish. For there to be an
improved result, we must shift our
focus. This is our land and it is the
only one; now is the time for us to
get it done!



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Shereen Ster-

ling, was crowned Miss
Global International
2010 by outgoing
queen, Miss Azaria
Clare, a native of Nas-
sau, at the pageant’s
Coronation event finale
held on September 26 at
the Grand Palladium
Resort and Spa Hotel in
Jamaica.

The 1st runner up is Miss
Venezuela, the 2nd runner
up is Miss Malaysia. Miss
Global Bahamas,
Valdeana Bain placed in
the Top 5 position.

“T greatly enjoyed com-
peting in this pageant and I
am grateful to the Miss
Grand Bahama Beauty
Pageant organisation for
this once in a lifetime
opportunity", says Miss
Global Bahamas Valdeana
Bain. “It was hard work
preparing for the compe-
tition, however, it was well
worth it." Looking back
at the pageant she contin-
ued, "I have made new
friends, visited many sites
in Jamaica and greatly
appreciate the hospitality
of the Miss Global Inter-
national pageant commit-
tee and the numerous
hosts and sponsors of all
of the events".



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MISS Global Bahamas meets second runner up Miss Malaysia.



When moms take care of their cars,
they take care of their families

(ARA) - For moms, their
automobile is quite possi-
bly the most important
component in their daily
lives from taking the kids
to school, doctor's appoint-
ments, soccer practice and
then off to run the millions
of errands on their “to-do"
list.

With all of these activi-
ties swirling around in their
schedules, becoming a
savvy automotive consumer
may not be at the top of
most moms’ priority list. To
help them be better
informed, Kim Danger, sav-
ings expert, mother of two
and author of “Instant Bar-
gains," has collaborated
with automotive expert
Ricardo Rodriguez-Long
and Uniroyal Tire in the
creation of a new e-book to
help moms become empow-
ered owners when it comes
to their cars and tires. The
“Mommy's Guide to Cars
& Tires" e-book features
the best tips on automotive
maintenance, car safety and

emergencies on the road. It
is available for free down-
load at www.Uniroy-
alTires.com.

Mothering

your tires

“When driving, your tires
are the only thing between
you and the road," advises
Ms Danger. As moms carry
around precious cargo, it is
important to make sure these
tire tips are followed to keep
everyone safe:

¢ Next time you park your
car, take a moment to
inspect your tires for cuts,
slashes and irregularities. It
could save you froma
potential blowout or chang-
ing a tire on the roadside.

¢ Eighty-five per cent of
drivers fail to properly
check tire pressure, accord-
ing to a recent survey by the
Rubber Manufacturers
Association. Keeping the
right tire pressure is easy to

do and a key component in
tire longevity and safety.

¢ Be sure to rotate your
tires at every other oil
change (approximately
every 6,000 miles) to help
balance tread wear.

Be car seat savvy

Busy moms often become
the taxi driver for their fami-
lies. Making sure the kids are
safely and securely fastened-
in is crucial. Be smart about
the type of car seat your child
is sitting in by following these
guidelines:

¢ If you are in the market
for a car seat, buy it new.
Avoid buying a seat without
knowing its history.

¢ Take the time to get your
car seat inspected by a
Child Passenger Safety
Technician.

¢ Check the National High-
way Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration's rating for your car

seat.



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Emergencies

are no joke

With more vehicles on the
road than ever before, it is
essential to be prepared for
emergencies. Having the
knowledge to act quickly and
correctly can help keep your
children safe. Here are some
important rules to follow:

¢ Have an updated emer-
gency kit in your vehicle at
all times.

¢ During a tire blowout,
don't panic. Slightly
increase your speed and
keep steering stable to
maintain the vehicle's for-
ward motion. Then, slow
down and move to the
emergency lane when possi-
ble.

If you have power locks,
keep an escape hammer in
your car in case you are
involved in a water-related
accident and your vehicle
becomes submerged.









SAFETY FIRST: For moms, their automobile is quite possibly the most
important component in their daily lives when dealing with their
kids.

when you need
it most.

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PAGE 10 {nternational sports news



TEAM BAHAMAS: Boxer Valentino Knowles (carrying Bahamian flag) leads Team Bahamas during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at
the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

(AP Photo)

Day 1: Mixed resuits
for tennis players

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

EW DELHI, India —
Team Bahamas’ first
day of competition in
the tennis segment of
the XIX Commonwealth Games
produced mixed results Monday.

While Larikah Russell and
Nikkita Fountain split their wom-
en’s single matches, the team of
Russell and Marvin Rolle got elim-
inated after turning in a gallant
effort.

In her singles, Russell wasted
very little time in disposing of
Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati with
an impressive 6-0, 6-0 decision.
Fountain, on the other hand, lost 6-

1, 6-0 to No.8 seed Maria Erakovic _ there,”

of New Zealand.

Following her match, Russell
teamed up with Marvin Rolle for
their mixed doubles match, only
to lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of
Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg
of Guernsey.

“It was good. It was a tough
match overall that could have gone
either way with a point here or
said Rolle, who came up

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with a couple of brilliant plays to
keep their rallies going at times.
“T think we could have been a
little more aggressive at the net.
But overall, I think we played very
well. Just a point here and there
and we were right in the match.
We had our chances to win.”
Trailing throughout the third
and final set, the Bahamas man-
aged to break Orieg to pull even at

5-5 when Russell powered through
a big volley return.

But that seemed to have given
Watson and Orieg more intensity
as they stormed right back and
broke Russell for the 6-5 lead.

With Watson serving for the
match, Orieg played exceptionally
well at the net and they were able
to hold on for the win.

“Overall, it was pretty tough. I
think every match in that game
was pretty tough,” Russell reflect-
ed. “It was of a high level, but ’m
proud of the way we hung in there
from the start to the end.”

Rolle, a little bit jet lagged after
just arriving into New Delhi on a
13-hour flight the night before, said
he knew he had to suck it up

SEE page 9

Two-man boxing team to take it ‘one bout at a time’

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Now that all of the
pre-Commonwealth Games festivities are over,
head coach Andre Seymour said he’s looking
forward to his two-man boxing team putting
its best foot forward on Wednesday.

That’s when the duo of opening ceremonies’
Bahamas flag bearer Valentino Knowles and
Carl Hield will begin competition in the boxing
arena at the XIX Commonwealth Games.

Hield, competing out of the welterweight or
69-kilogram division, will be the first up. His
opponent will be Hubert Lucien of Dominica.
If he is successful, Hield will go on to box in the
second round on Friday. Knowles, the first box-
er and the youngest Bahamian to carry the flag

at the Commonwealth Games, the second
largest sporting event in the world, will be con-
testing the light welterweight or 64kg division.

He was given a bye in the first round and
will now compete in the second round against
Emil Kaoka of PNG. A win and Knowles will
be in the quarterfinals set for Sunday.

An excited Seymour, who is being assisted by
his cousin Floyd Seymour, said he likes what he
has seen in the draw and is confident that if
the two boxers follow their instructions, they
should be successful.

“[’m quite satisfied with the draws. We got
some good draws and we know the majority
of these boxers because I scouted them from the
last championships we went to in March,” Sey-
mour said.

“Carl got a good draw and once he wins on
the 6th, he has another bout on the 8th before

he can get into the quarterfinals. Valentino got
a bye and he will fight on Thursday. If he wins,
he will get into the quarterfinals.”

The goal, according to Seymour, is to take
care of business each match. “We just have to
take it one bout at a time. We can’t take any-
body for granted coming into these games,” he
charged. “The boxers just have to go out there
and fight very hard.”

Seymour, a former two-time Olympian, said
the Bahamas is overdue for a Commonwealth
Games medal, having won one — a bronze from
Stevie “The Heat” Larrimore in Melbourne,
Australia, in 1982.

“We’re looking forward to erasing that and
we hope that any one of these boxers will give
us our first medal since 1982. We are in a very

SEE page 9

Men’s senior

national cricket
a a

team ready for

Kuwait test...
See page 9



‘Kudos’ to
the Games’
organisers

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — The Bahamian
dignitaries have all expressed their delight
in watching how India has defied the odds
and is hosting what is turning out to be
the most spectacular Commonwealth
Games to date.

Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC)
president Wellington Miller said having
been to four of the past 18 games held
every four years, he was more than
impressed with the Indian organising
committee.

“The international press should apolo-
gise to India for spreading the bad press
that they did before the games started,”
Miller said. “Maybe those pictures they
showed were file photos taken some time
ago.

“When I look at this facility in the
games village where athletes can go right
over there and practice and walk right
back to their room, the Indians have done
a tremendous job in putting these games
on.”

Miller joined others in congratulating
his chef de mission, Roy Colebrooke, who
had called for the other nations to cease
from lambasting the organisers and lifting
a helping hand to ensure that the games
are a success.

“The chef and his team have been
doing a good job with our team,” Miller
said. “I’m happy that he didn’t get cloned
into those negative comments that were
taking place. The Caribbean and the
Africans have been following his lead
with his positiveness to India.”

Miller said after speaking with all of
the athletes, he expects some good per-
formances over the next 10 days of com-
petition.

Travelling with Miller is his secretary
general, Rommel Knowles, who said the
Indian government and the organising
committee should be given a lot of kudos.

“Not to be biased towards anybody,
but I think these were the best structured
games in terms of facilities,” Knowles
stressed. “The Indians have taken the
friendly games and made them much
friendlier and the hospitality received by
the people has been exceptional.

“T will tell you, people who have been
to Beijing for the Olympics are comparing
these facilities with them. So despite all of
the negative comments in the press, I
think that these games will far exceed
any expectations.”

Knowles said he was quite impressed
with the training facilities, especially its
proximity to the village, which is just
exceptional.

“You could see that a lot of thought
and planning has gone into this whole
venue and a lot of billions as well,” he
said. “I spoke to a lot of the athletes and
they are saying these are by far the best
facilities that they have been in.”

Knowles said the International Olympic
Committee has also been in awe with the
facilities and, after what they’ve experi-
enced at the opening ceremonies, have
asked the Indian IOC to make a bid for
the 2020 Olympic Games.

“[’m not saying that they didn’t have
some problems, but when you can build a
structure like what they did in seven
years, new facilities, new roads and new
games village, they have to be applaud-
ed,” he said. “They have done a good job
in getting the games off the ground and
they have made sure that the athletes are
all comfortable and secure with their secu-
rity personnel all around the place.”

Spotlight finally turns to sports at Commonwealth Games

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) — Small
crowds, minor glitches and the
prospect of contracting dengue fever
were still a concern for organisers
Monday as the spotlight finally
turned to sports at the Common-
wealth Games.

Swimming was the first sport to
get going in New Delhi on Monday,
the morning after the games offi-

cially opened with a spectacular cer-
emony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sta-
dium.

India had another minor setback
when the first gold medal of the
games was won by Nigerian
weightlifter Augustina Nwaokolo in
the women's 48-kilogram category.
Sonia Chanu, who had been expect-
ed to win the host country’s first
gold medal, finished second and
Indian teammate Sandhya Rani
Devi Atom took bronze. But health

issues, one of the main concerns in
the buildup to the games, came to
fore on the weekend when 30-year-
old Indian lawn bowls team official
Ruptu Gogoi was admitted to hos-
pital with the mosquito-borne
dengue fever.

English freestyle swimmer Steven
Beckerleg, however, said he wasn't
that concerned about getting the
disease. "We've been seeing them
spraying frequently,” Beckerleg said,
"and the fact that one person has

acquired it really doesn't worry me.”

Others also seemed to be unaf-
fected by the news. "We've got sup-
plies of repellents,” the New
Zealand team said in a statement.
"So far we haven't seen too many
mosquitoes but we're continuing to
apply regularly.”

Organisers have been regularly
spraying pesticides at high-risk
areas, including at the athletes’ vil-
lage and at the swimming venue,
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RN Singh, the chief medical officer
of the New Delhi Municipal Cor-
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hi and spraying anti-larval medi-
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Men’s senior national cricket team ready for Kuwait test

By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

AS the international profile of our
national cricket programme contin-
ues to grow, the Bahamas is prepar-
ing to face arguably its toughest test
yet in the month ahead.

The Bahamas men’s senior nation-
al cricket team is gearing up for the
challenge to compete at the Pepsi
International Cricket Council’s

World Cricket League Division
Eight, November 6-12 in Kuwait.

Teams from eight countries dis-
persed across five continents will
contest the first ever WCL Division
Eight. Participating teams include
Suriname, Vanuatu, Bhutan, Gibral-
tar, Germany, Zambia and the
Bahamas.

The Bahamas will have to finish in
the top two to be promoted into
Pepsi ICC World Cricket League
Division Seven, which is scheduled

to take place in Botswana in May
next year. Teams that have already
qualified for that tournament are
the host country Botswana, Japan,
Nigeria and Norway.

Matches

The matches will be hosted on
four match grounds in Kuwait,
Hubara, Unity, KEC and Sulaibiya.

This particular event will feature
eight sides, whereas other ICC

events traditionally hosted six teams
in the World Cricket Leagues and
thus the tournament is being played
in a format with two groups of four.

In the group stages, each team will
be assessed two points for a win, one
point for a tie and will receive no
score for a loss.

The sixth day of the tournament
will feature playoffs between the
groups after the final group stand-
ings have been completed. The Divi-
sion Eight finals and position play-

offs will conclude the tournament
on its final day.

The senior national team will trav-
el early to Kuwait to familiarize itself
with the surroundings and partici-
pate in a few exhibition matches
before the tournament gets under-
way.

The junior programme continues
to excel as well as they prepare for
international competition in the US
at the end of the year for an age-
group tournament.

Mixed results for Team Bahamas’ tennis players ocine cca

FROM page 11

because he was representing
the Bahamas.

But he vowed that after
getting in a good night’s rest,
he should be fresh and ready
to compete in his men’s open-
ing singles against Thangara-
jah Dineshkanthan of Sri Lan-
Ka.

“Tm not representing
myself anymore. I’m here to
represent the people of the
Bahamas, so I have to be up
for it,” stressed Rolle, who is
scheduled to be in action at
noon today. “I have to come
out and give it 100 per cent
again.”

Looking back at her clean
sweep in her singles match,
Russell said it was “easier
than I expected.”

“But I used it to work on
some stuff for my next match.
But it was hard to stay focus
playing against somebody
who really didn’t give you
much of a challenge.”

The Grand Bahamian
native, however, knows that
she will have to put it all
together when she plays her
second round match against
top seed Anastacia Rodiono-
va of Australia. That match
is scheduled for Wednesday.

“T don’t have any pressure
on me. I’m just going to go
out there and play and have
fun,” she said. “I’m just going
to enjoy it and see how far it
will take me.”

In her match yesterday,
Fountain said she started off

US beats France at volleyball worlds

ROME (AP) — The Unit-
ed States opened the third
round of the volleyball world
championships with a 3-0 win
over France on Monday.

Clayton Stanley led the
Olympic champions with 14
points, 4 blocks and 4 aces —
while Sean Rooney and
David Lee added 11 points
each.

U.S. coach Alan Knipe
called his squad's attack and
block percentage "almost per-



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MIXED DOUBLES: Larikah Russell and Marvin Rolle on the court at the
XIX Commonwealth Games. They lose 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to the team of
Heather Watson and Patrick Orieg of Guernsey.

playing very well, but she got
distracted and just simply lost
her rhythm. “I played pretty
well to get up in the game,
but I was losing the impor-
tant points,” she said. “Obvi-
ously, ’m disappointed that
IT lost, but I didn’t play that
badly, so it was a good expe-
rience.”

Fountain is hoping to
redeem herself when she
teams up with Russell to play
in the women’s doubles. They

fect."

Two-time defending world
champion Brazil had to rally
from a 2-1 deficit to beat the
Czech Republic 3-2, winning
the tiebreaker 15-8.

Ranked

Also, fourth-ranked Serbia
beat Argentina 3-1, with Ivan
Maljlovic leading the way
with 20 points; and Bulgaria
defeated Spain 3-1.

won’t play until Wednesday
as scheduled.

“Texpect that we will win,”
she said. “Larikah played
against one of the girls that
we will be playing, so I can’t
imagine that match being that
difficult for us.”

Still waiting to get on the
court is Grand Bahamian
Devin Mullings, who is slated
to open up against top seed
Somdev Devvarman of India
in a rematch from their days

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as junior players. That match
is set for noon Wednesday.

“T think it will be a good
experience. I don’t think I will
put too much unwanted pres-
sure on myself,” he said. “I
will compete hard like I
always do. The last time I
played him in Junior Wim-
bledon in 2003, I beat him in
the first round. Since then,
he’s being playing very well.
He won NCAAs in college.
He’s done well. He’s had a
pretty good pro career, qual-
ifying for Wimbledon this
year.

“[m just going to go out
and play hard. I don’t have
any pressure on me. The pres-
sure is on him. He’s compet-
ing at home. But I have a little
bit of a mental edge, having
beaten him before. I’m just
coming off a hip injury, so I
know I will have to compete
hard.”

Like Rolle, Munnings is
also coming off the jet lag
having just arrived the night
before. But he’s confident
that it shouldn’t affect his play
that much.

Coach Leo Rolle said the
Bahamas had a pretty good
day, despite the mixed results.
“Larikah won her match pret-
ty easy, but Nikkita didn’t
play her match as well as she
normally does,” Rolle said.
“So that was kind of a let
down. Better luck next time.”

Rolle said he’s looking for-
ward to the rest of the games
as his son Marvin, and

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Mullings, along with Rodney
Carey Jr are getting ready to
play singles. “All of these
matches are tough. You can’t
take anyone lightly,” he said.

While he has not arrived as
yet, Carey Jr will have to head
directly from the airport to
the tennis center when he gets
in today as provisions were
made to play his singles match
against Jamie Murray of Scot-
land at 2pm.

Tennis kicked off the sport-
ing disciplines for the
Bahamas at the games and
chef de mission Roy Cole-
brooke, who got to view the
mixed doubles, said he was
pleased with what he saw.

“T think the team played
extremely well,” he said. “We
are going to make it a point as
Team Bahamas to come out
and give the athletes their full
support because we expect
that the other disciplines who
were here before tennis, and
well rested, to do extremely
well.”

Colebrooke was referring
to the fact that the tennis
players started to arrive in
New Delhi five days after the
rest of the team, made up of
track and field, boxing and
cycling athletes, had already
settled in.

Deputy chef de mission
Tim Munnings, who accom-
panied Colebrooke to the
watch the tennis matches, said
the team played well,
although they had just
arrived.

to take it ‘one
bout at a time’
FROM page 11

good position in the draw.
They just have to take each
bout one at a time, but fight
as if it is the gold medal
round.”

Knowles, 22, is coming
off three consecutive medal
performances at the inter-
national meets, including
the recently held Central
American and Caribbean
Games in Puerto Rico in
July when he won the gold.

He was also a silver
medallist at the Common-
wealth Championships and
bronze medallist in the Pan
Am Boxing Champi-
onships. Hield is going after
his first major international
medal.

“Watching the game, they
played very well. They played
a good team, but they fought
right to the very end,” he said.
“T know Marvin, although he
may not realize it, his timing
was not what it should have
been. But under the circum-
stances, he played well.”

Munnings said all of the
other disciplines are eager to
follow tennis, having been
here for a week now. So he’s
looking forward to some great
things from them during the
next week.

Spotlight finally turns to sports
at the Commonwealth Games

FROM page 11

organisation in London, said
at the tennis venue that he
had heard about the dengue
fever outbreak before travel-
ling to India for the Com-
monwealth Games.

"But I was not super wor-
ried. I had noticed there were
problems caused by the rains
but that didn't stop me from
coming,” he said. "It was an
opportunity to watch some-
thing interesting and these
things don't bother me too
much."

Dengue fever, a painful
viral disease that can be life-
threatening, has become an
issue in the Indian capital this
year because of the extended
monsoon season, with thou-
sands of cases reported.

In the aquatics center, Aus-
tralia started to dominate
right from the start, winning
three of the first five swim-
ming gold medals awarded.

Kylie Palmer won the 200-
meter freestyle in 1 minute,
57.50 seconds, with Jazmin
Carlin of Wales earning sil-
ver and dual Olympic gold
medalist Rebecca Adlington
of England in third. Alicia
Coutts later won the 200 indi-
vidual medley in 2:09.70. Aus-
tralian teammate Emily See-
bohm, who can still win seven
gold medals in New Delhi,
was second and Julia Wilkin-
son of Canada was third.

"It's nice to step up and
show that I'm capable of
being a champion and being
the best," Coutts said.

Ryan Cochrane of Canada
won the men's 400 freestyle
and Chad Le Clos of South
Africa took the men's 200
butterfly before the Aus-
tralian men's 4x100 freestyle
relay team claimed the final
gold medal of the night.

Australia also won the
men's team competition in
gymnastics, while Amirul
Hamizan Ibrahim of Malaysia
won the men's 56-kilogram
category weightlifting gold.
Indians again won silver and
bronze in weightlifting.

Malaysia's best medal
hopes both won on the open-
ing day of the games. Top-
ranked men's badminton
player Lee Chong Wei beat

Joshua Green of Isle of Man,
and No. 1 Nicol David defeat-
ed Damindhi Udangawe of
Sri Lanka in the women's
squash competition.

Although the swim stadi-
um had a good size crowd for
the evening session, many of
the venues struggling to bring
people in.

At the 19,118-seat field
hockey stadium, only about
100 spectators came to watch
New Zealand beat Wales 5-1
in the opening match of a
tournament featuring India's
second-favourite sport. Rohan
Bopanna's match to open the
tennis competition drew only
dozens of fans at the 5,015-
seat venue.

In netball, Australia beat
Samoa 76-39 in front of only
58 spectators. "Netball is not
that huge in India so I can't
imagine the crowd improving
much, but we don't care,"
Australia shooter Cath Cox
said. "If we win a gold medal
in front of a man and a dog,
that's fine with me.”

Last week, the government
said only 200,000 of the 1.7
million tickets for the games
had been sold. On Monday,
games ticketing chief Moni-
ka Jolly said she “count not
reveal any figure straight
away” when asked about the
volume of sales or value of
tickets sold.

Glitches were also reported
at some venues. The boxing
weigh-in scales were giving
faulty readings, causing sev-
eral athletes to panic because
they were said to be too
heavy. But after testing the
scales, the organisers decid-
ed to reschedule to weigh-in
to Tuesday morning, the day
the boxing competition opens.

In the morning session at
the swimming pool, Seebohm
was briefly listed as disquali-
fied in the heats of the 200
individual medley before
organisers said it was mistake.
And in the evening, a worker
had to use a net to scoop
some debris out of the pool
ahead of the men's 4x100
relay final.

The organising committee's
buses also had a bad day, get-
ting lost while taking official
personnel around the city.

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