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Flight falls into
Lake Killarney
moments after
leaving airport

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

HORROR unfolded as a
flight to San Salvador
crashed moments after
take-off from the Lynden
Pindling International Air-
port claiming the lives of all
eight people on board yes-
terday.

Smoke was seen steam-
ing from the left engine of
the Cessna 402 as it left the
Executive Flight Support
runway just after 12.30pm.
Air Traffic Control officials
in the control tower
informed pilot Nelson Han-
na of the smoke just before
his plane crashed into the
nearby lake.

Taxi driver Chuck Far-
rington said he saw the air-
plane takeoff and turn on
its side as if to return to the
runway when the nine-
seater passenger plane
dropped directly into Lake
Killarney on the eastern
side of Coral Harbour
Road.

Mr Farrington and the
woman driver in front of
him pulled over as soon as
they saw the plane crash
into the water and attempt-
ed to stop passing traffic as
he called 911.

A car with about four
men inside then came
speeding towards the scene
of the crash and another
man ran towards the wreck-
age on foot, Mr Farrington
said.

He stood by the lakeside
as Nassau Airport Devel-
opment (NAD) employee
William Bethel waded out
in around 3ft deep water to
the wrecked plane around
a quarter of a mile from the
shore.

“Tt was a nasty scene, a
terrible scene,” Mr Bethel
said.

“Everybody’s legs, arms

and necks were broken,
spines were broken, heads
gashed open.

“There was no chance of
survival; they died on
impact.”

Just one of the eight men
on board was found breath-
ing as the remaining seven
bodies were hauled from
the wreckage and received
by emergency crews.

The living man was lifted
into an ambulance to be
taken to Princess Margaret
Hospital (PMH), but
attempts to save him proved
fruitless as he was pro-
nounced dead on arrival.

The remaining seven men
were pronounced dead at
the scene.

“Tt was just fellas floating
in the water,” said a pilot
who had rushed out to help.

“They probably died on
impact, but some of the
guys were missing body
parts and covered in gashes
and wounds from where
they probably got bounced
around in the cabin.”

Dozens of Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) officers rushed out
to the mangled plane on
small watercraft within min-
utes of the crash, as dozens
more police officers arrived
as well as emergency crews
from the Nassau Airport
Development company
(NAD), Civil Aviation
Department, and crime
scene investigators.

Assistant Superintendent
Hulan Hanna said all crews
moved quickly to secure the
area and pick through the
wreckage. He praised their
thorough and immediate
response.

He also confirmed the
pilot and six remaining pas-
sengers were pronounced
dead at the scene.

All eight men were in

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LOCAL NEWS



Warning over ‘safety risks’ of
unauthorised charter operators

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

CIVIL aviation authorities are
urging Bahamians to take heed of
the safety risks when flying with
unauthorised charter operators.

Inspector Delvin Major, acci-
dent investigator with the Civil
Aviation Authority, said the Ack-
lins Blue aircraft that crashed yes-
terday killing eight passengers was
not an authorised charter opera-
tor.

“This is what can happen when
you fly with hackers,” said Inspec-
tor Major. “It can happen again.
The holiday weekend is coming
up, so Bahamians should take
heed,” he said.

Inspector Major said the pilot
Nelson Hanna had a valid com-
mercial pilot’s licence; however,
his company was not authorised
to operate charter.

Hacking has become a part of
aviation culture, according to some
members of the industry. They
claim aviation professionals and
government regulators are per-
petuating the lax culture, because
it is more “convenient” and

yesterday’s plane crash.

“cheaper.”

Authorities have accused pas-
sengers of colluding with pilots to
evade the authorities.

Flights by hackers are cheaper
because they do not pay commer-
cial liability insurance, do not
spend money on approved main-
tenance programmes for their aitr-
craft, do not spend money on pilot
training programmes, and are not
held to the same standards, said
Inspector Major.

CRASH SCENE: Defence Force officers remove a body after



Tribune sources say govern-
ment employees, including island
administrators, government min-
isters and police officers frequently
utilise unauthorised charters.

One senior pilot said passen-
gers are not the only ones enabling
the practice. He said once passen-
gers see the companies operating
they believe civil aviation is regu-
lating the industry and assume the
companies are legitimate.

Staff from the Department of



Culture said they knew the pilot
and company owner Nelson Han-
na well, because the department
used his company frequently for
culture events in the family islands.

A Tribune source also alleges
that the National Insurance Board
had a contract with Acklins Blue
and the aircraft “flew government
people all of the time”.

The Acklins Blue website lists
air charter as one service offered
by Acklins Blue Companies
(ABC), although the authorities
claim it is not an authorised char-
ter company.

The other services listed under
the group of companies are real
estate services and purified water
products.

The website claims the compa-
ny’s charter service operates from
the Executive Flight Support ter-
minal at the Nassau Lynden Pin-
dling Airport.

Alfonso Bowe, manager at
EFS, said Mr Hanna’s aircraft was
often parked at the terminal, but it
was a “transient” aircraft that
utilised other facilities.

“We offer personalize air trans-
portation services throughout the
Bahamas and to destinations in

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“Our twin Engine Cessna
402Cs are properly maintained
and insured and can seat up to
nine passengers,” states the com-
pany website.

Mr Hanna was said to be “well
known” and “well liked” by fellow
pilots. Byron Woodside, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Pilot’s
Alliance, said “something
extreme” must have happened for
the plane to come down, because
Mr Hanna was a “seasoned pilot.”

The Acklins Blue website states
Captain Hanna was the chief pilot

for the company with “more than
10,000 flying hours and over 19
years of experience.”

It states he was “regarded as
one of the best charter pilots in
the country.”

The mood was somber in the
pilot’s lounge at the airport yes-
terday, as fellow pilots tried to get
information about the crash.

The risks of flying with unau-
thorised charters include: a lack
of safety checks and oversight by
the regulators; uncertainty about
the maintenance status of the air-
craft; possibility of no insurance
coverage for commercial opera-
tions; questionable medical status
for pilots, according to Inspector
Major.

VISAGE SOUND ENGINEER
DIES IN PLANE CRASH



TRAGIC: sound engineer Lavard Curtis.

LOCAL soca and rake n'
scrape band Visage lost its
sound engineer in yester-
day's tragic plane crash in
Lake Killarney.

Some of the other passen-
gers — while not members of
the band - have worked
closely with Visage over the
years, said band leader Obie
Pindling.

Mr Pindling did not name
the sound engineer, but he is
said to be Lavard Curtis, 26,
of South Beach.

Another passenger, Nat
Williams, reportedly worked
closely with the band on its
first album “Energy”
released in 1996.

Visage was set to perform
at San Salvador's homecom-
ing event today, according
to island administrator Ter-
rece Bootle-Bethel.

Condolences

Although declining to
speak to The Tribune about
the tragedy, Mr Pindling
expressed his condolences
through a short statement
posted on his Facebook page
hours after the plane
crashed.

"The Visage family has
suffered a tremendous loss
today. Rumours are circu-
lating that the band mem-
bers were on the plane,"
wrote Mr Pindling, son of
former Prime Minister Sir
Lynden Pindling.

"One of the occupants is a
present member of the Vis-
age family and the rest are

all considered family
because of our very close
association over the years.
On behalf of everyone in
Visage family, past and pre-
sent, we extend our deepest
sympathies to the families of
everyone involved in the
accident."

Before releasing the state-
ment, Mr Pindling con-
firmed to The Tribune that
the band's sound engineer
was on board the plane.

Stage

The nine-seater Cessna
402 aircraft crashed into
Lake Killarney moments
after take off. The group was
flying to San Salvador from
Nassau to set up a perfor-
mance stage for the island's
homecoming this week.

Visage, the Bahamas’ self-
proclaimed number one par-
ty band, was formed in 1981
by Mr Pindling.

They are behind a num-
ber of local hits such as “Put
Ya Flags Up” and “Hold Ya
Head.”

According to Inspector
Delvin Major, an accident
investigator with Civil Avia-
tion, Nelson Hanna piloted
the plane, which was oper-
ated by the company Ack-
lins Blue.

The plane crashed in the
shallow waters of Lake Kil-
larney just moments after
taking off from Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
at 12.30 yesterday after-
noon.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



Listing of
TAT
FTC
RU TIE TCs

IN AN effort to crack
down on illegal charter
operators, the Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate issued
a September listing of
authorised charter compa-
nies, otherwise known as
aircraft operators certifi-
cate (AOC) holders.

“Please ensure that
before you board an air-
craft for the purpose of
travelling away for the hol-
iday or for business that
you consider using the ser-
vice of an authorised air
charter operator,” states a
notice issued by the Flight
Standard Inspectorate.

The list was circulated
to charter operators, fixed
base operators and Family
Island airports.

Authorised AOC
Holders
(September List)

Abaco Air

Air Ambulance
Atlantic Blue Charters
Bahama Hoppers
Aircraft

Bahamasair

Cat Island Air
Cherokee Air
Corporate Travel
Destination Airlink
Diving Safaris Ltd
Dove Wings

Charter Co

Ferg’s Air Limited
Flamingo Air Charter
Golden Wings Charter
Inter Island

Charted Ltd

Island Connections
Island Wings

Land and Sea Charter
LeAir Charter
Mitchell

Enterprises Air
Package

Delivery Xpress
Performance Air
Limited

Pineapple Air Limited
Prestige Air Limited
Randolph Air Charter
Shoreline Air Services
Sky Bahamas Airlines
Skyline Aviation
Limited

Southern Air

Stella Maris

Resorts Air

Take Flight Air
Charter

Uhuru Aviation
Limited

Western Air

The Flight Standards
Inspectorate notice states:
“Should you be
approached by an individ-
ual offering to take you or
your family away, please
ensure that that individual
is in possession of the fol-
lowing:

e An Air Operator Cer-
tificate issued and signed
by the Civil Aviation
Department Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate.

¢ A Commercial Pilot
Licence issued by the Fed-
eral Aviation Administra-
tion or the Civil Aviation
Department.

e A Second Class Med-
ical Certificate issued by
the Federal Aviation
Administration or the Civ-
il Aviation Department.

e A Logo Sticker issued
by the Department of Civ-
il Aviation.



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‘My daddy gone!
want to see daddy!’

Scenes of emotion during wait for news of loved ones

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

FAMILY members and
friends gathered at the Princess
Margaret Hospital chapel to
await confirmation of the con-
dition of their loved ones after
receiving word that they may
have been onboard a a twin-
engine plane that nose-dived
into Lake Killarney yesterday.

Dozens of people were
crowded around the chapel at
around 3.30pm when The Tri-
bune arrived on the scene, some
still hoping for information and
some already grieving.

As the news became avail-
able, some family members
emerged from the hospital’s
chapel and burst into tears
while others wandered off in
an apparent daze.

Among the more vocal was a
young girl in school uniform,
who called in grief for her dead
father, screaming, “My daddy
gone! I want to see my daddy!”
before collapsing into the arms
of a female relative.

A grandmother, Ivis Curtis,
clutched two relatives after
learning that her grandson, 26-
year-old Lavard Curtis, to
whom she had been a legal
guardian since he was a child,
had died. “He went to be with
his Saviour!” she cried.

Speaking with this newspa-
per, Mrs Curtis described her
grandson, who lived in South
Beach, as a “good Christian.”

“He went home, I might as
well tell you. The home that he
worked for from when he was
five years old. He was on the
Lord’s side and he is still on the
Lord’s side,” she said, regaining
her composure after the initial
shock.

Church of God of Prophecy
Bishop Clarence Williams was
also seen emerging from the
chapel, having learnt of the
death of his son, Clarence
“Nat” Williams in the crash. He
appeared sombre, but com-
posed.

The Tribune understands

TRAGIC NEWS: Church of God of Prophecy Bishop Clarence Williams was





also seen emerging from the chapel, having learnt of the death of his son,
Clarence “Nat” Williams in the crash. He appeared sombre, but composed.

that another of the victims,
BEC employee Kevin Far-
quharson, had only recently cel-
ebrated his birthday in the last
few days and was supposed to
be returning from Long Island
to San Salvador after visiting
his family when he caught the
charter flight yesterday, having
missed his Bahamasair connec-
tion.

Minister of Health, Dr
Hubert Minnis, announced at
a press conference inside the
hospital’s boardroom that it
was “with great sadness” that
he had to report that there were
no survivors of the plane crash,
which involved a twin-engine
Cessna aircraft with a total of
eight men — including the pilot,
Nelson Hanna — on board.

Although one passenger,
whose identity is unknown at
this time, was removed from
the scene still alive, he was pro-
nounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities have yet to con-
firm the names of the deceased,
but unofficial reports are that
the dead include the pilot Nel-
son Hanna, a Defence Force
officer Delton Roderick Tay-
lor, Clarence “Nat” Williams,
Chet Johnson, Lavard Curtis,
Kevin Farquharson, Chester
Benjamin and Devon Storr.
The Tribune will update this
information as more details are

FESTIVAL DECISION EXPECTED TODAY

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

SAN Salvador’s Homecoming Committee was scheduled to
meet last night to determine whether their five-day festival will con-
tinue as planned or be scrapped due to yesterday’s tragic plane

crash.

Local administrator Terrece Bootle-Bethel said they will inform
the public of their decision sometime today.

“Based on what I am getting back, most persons are in shock. We
are grieving and trying to ascertain who was on that flight by try-
ing to confirm the names of persons on the plane,” she said.

As for the homecoming celebrations, which were scheduled to
begin today, Mrs Bootle-Bethel said that they need to make a
decision as quickly as possible as a number of flights have already
been booked and funds already spent.

“A number of families are grieving their loved ones today.
Many persons here knew the pilot and there was at least one res-
ident of San Salvador on that flight.

“The death of colleagues and persons known to them is heavy,
so we are going to get feedback and see if persons can move for-
ward in light of the grief and burden to bear. So we will get our
feedback from all persons involved and see what everyone is say-
ing and advise the nation accordingly,” she said.

Mrs Bethel said she is personally of the view that the local com-
mittee may want to proceed, but much of what is planned involves
persons travelling by air to the island.

Because of today’s tragedy, she said, travel to the island may be

somewhat affected.

Mrs Bethel said those who already have tickets to fly to San Sal-
vador should wait to hear from the committee before changing their

plans.

confirmed. The majority, if not
all of the men, were said to
have been heading to San Sal-
vador to set up a stage that was
to be used in the homecoming
regatta event there.

“Every effort is being made
to assist family members at this
time of great sadness ... no
effort will be spared to provide
grief counselling for family and
friends of those affected by this
tragedy,” said Dr Minnis. He
added that the Ministry of
Health and Public Hospital
Authority would advise the
public on “any new develop-
ments that arise.”

National Emergency Man-
agement Agency Commander
Captain Stephen Russell, Chief
Medical Officer Merceline
Dahl-Regis, hospital adminis-
trator Coralee Adderley and
Assistant Commissioner of
Police John Ferguson were also
present at the conference.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The straw market
and the issue of
counterfeit goods

The Tribune Limited

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Time for vendors to get their house in order

“SHOWBOATING” on the sidelines is
what government is calling the position tak-
en by the PLP in the case of the nine jailed
straw vendors in New York. We see it as the
PLP playing its usual game — taking advan-
tage of the ignorance of less fortunate people.

The position is that nine straw vendors
went to New York in September on a shop-
ping spree. According to their own admis-
sions they knowingly purchased fake design-
er goods — brand named bags and jewellery
— for resale at their market stalls on Bay
Street. As they waited at the airport in New
York to board their return flight to Nassau,
loaded down with shopping bags of illegal
goods, they were arrested and charged in a
Manhattan court with conspiracy to defraud
the US by trafficking in counterfeit mer-
chandise.

Because Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette, who is also Minister of Foreign
Affairs, made a public statement to the effect
that vendors at home should take note of
what had happened to their colleagues and
govern themselves accordingly, the PLP are
trying to infer that the government had aban-
doned the straw vendors. They had no inten-
tion of helping them, said the PLP, until the
PLP got on their case and embarrassed them
into action.

This, of course, is not true. The govern-
ment was not embarrassed by the PLP’s
senseless haranguing. On learning of the ven-
dors arrest all agents of government moved in
to provide whatever help they could. Mr
Symonette received a daily report from the
Bahamas Consulate in New York, which pro-
vided assistance to the vendors and kept
their families informed.

Almost immediately the Ministries of
Education and Labour and Social Develop-
ment assisted the families and children left
behind in Nassau. The government also
engaged legal counsel to represent the ven-
dors.

But apparently that is not enough. The
PLP want the government to help them with
their bail, find suitable accommodation for
them until they go to trial, resolve the bond
issue “and see whether — since this is a gov-
ernment-to-government issue — to see if we
can’t through the attorneys seek to get the
charges dropped.”

Fox Hill MP Fred Smith and Fort Char-
lotte MP Alfred Sears, both lawyers, should
know that once a matter gets before the
courts it ceases to be a government-to-gov-
ernment issue. Nobody can interfere with
the judicial process. No one can do it in the
Bahamas, nor can anyone do it in New York.
It is, therefore, wrong to take advantage of
less educated people, and make them believe
that somehow governments can negotiate

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with the courts. Should offenders facing our
courts in Nassau and jail time in HM Prison
expect the same consideration from their
government? These PLP lawyers should
know that the symbol of a blindfolded justice
sends out the message that all persons are
equal before the Law and each gets equal
justice — regardless of who they happen to
be. The most the Bahamas government can
do is to ensure that the vendors have good
legal representation and are judged fairly.
The vendors cannot expect more than that —
and it is wrong of the PLP to fool them into
believing otherwise. The law cannot be bent
to accommodate them. As for those still in
Nassau, who want to find wiggle room to
continue the illicit trade, they should take
Mr Symonette’s wise advise and get their
stalls in order before the police have to come
and do it for them.

The PLP should be the last to be crowing
when we discover that when the matter of the
counterfeit goods should have been settled in
2006, a “senior government official” in the
PLP administration instructed a “senior
police official” not to raid the vendors’ stalls,
but let them continue to sell their goods.
These instructions came after police raided
the warehouse on East Street, allegedly the
supplier of the counterfeit goods, and were
prepared to move onto the straw market to
put a stop to the illegal trade there.

The police’s lack of action in stamping
out the trade in 2006 led the US government
to unfairly conclude that Bahamian police
officers were “complicit” in the straw mar-
ket’s counterfeit commerce. From the infor-
mation we now have the police turned a blind
eye to what was going on in the market on
instructions in 2006 from a “senior govern-
ment official.”

This is why we find the holier-than-thou
position now being taken by the PLP not
only farcical, but insincere. If they are so
concerned, why don’t some of them take up
a collection and help pay the bail for the
ladies who are now in distress?

They should also go to the straw market
and — despite the famous remarks of one
reverend gentlemen that “principles don’t
put food on the table” — instruct the ladies
that the continued illegal sale of counterfeit
goods that once put food on their tables, will
now land them in jail.

We recommend to the straw vendors that
instead of being lulled into a stupor by PLP
words excusing their actions, they should
heed the sound advice of Mr Symonette, who
said: “As a result of these charges, I highly
recommend that Bahamians be guided
accordingly.”

In other words quickly clean up your act
and abide by the law.



Bahama, Bahamas

1 NOTICE is hereby given that

EDITOR, The Tribune.

On November 29, 2006
Police and Customs Officers
raided an East Street ware-
house where they seized a
massive quantity of hand-
bags and other items later
identified to be counterfeits
of goods manufactured by
designers such as Gucci and
other world famous compa-
nies.

Police and Customs Offi-
cers arrested persons
allegedly responsible for the
operation at the warehouse
and seized the items as
exhibits.

On January 11, 2007 two
persons namely, Xishes and
Yvette Ma were reportedly
charged before the Magis-
trate’s Court with offences
related to the goods seized.
Both persons are due to
appear in Court on October
7, 2010 when the matter is

LETTERS

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likely to be completed.

I learned from my
inquiries that the items
found in the warehouse
were being sold to local ven-
dors for retail in the Straw
Market and elsewhere.

This prompted me to
inquire as to why the
Police/Customs did not
include the shelves and cup-
boards of the vendors in the
Straw Market and anywhere
else.

The response I received
from a Senior Police Offi-
cial was that a Senior Gov-
ernment Official told them
to allow the vendors to sell
the items that they already
had for sale.

It would have been better
to have seized the items and

have the vendors compen-
sated by the wholesalers.

This alleged interference
would have made the ven-
dors feel secure in secking
a new market to purchase
the items.

New York was the even-
tual choice.

The trade continued
apparently undisturbed by
the Police and Customs.

Our Legal Department
must consider if what some
of the vendors are perpe-
trating constitutes a contra-
vention of the criminal law
in The Bahamas - false pre-
tences and fraud.

PAUL THOMPSON
SR,,

Former Assistant
Commissioner of Police,
Nassau,

October 1, 2010.

The proposed Chinese highway
between the Airport and the six-legged
roundabout is purely for Atlantis

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IS THERE any ambiance
in New Providence or are
our MP’s all wearing purple
sunshades?

The proposed Chinese
highway between Lynden
Pindling Airport and the six-
legged roundabout is purely
and simply for Atlantis but
regrettably we had a gold-
en opportunity of improv-
ing the run from the airport
to Atlantis and solve the
worst traffic hold-up that at
East Street and Indepen-
dence.

An overpass or underpass
here would have allowed the
priority of the East-West
Highway to be a real high-
way with no obstruction but
we will now build and artifi-
cially landscape a road sim-
ply to put more traffic on
West Bay between Saunders
Beach roundabout which
should have been a “T” junc-
tion with traffic lights to
downtown snarling up more
than ever downtown.

Drive along West Bay
after leaving Goodman’s
you can’t see the ocean till a

MADONNA MERANVIL_ of
Mayfield Park 76th, Esher Court, Freeport, Grand

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 28th day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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| Gasoline twin Crusader 270, twin battery, 160 gal fuel,

50 gal water, VHF, Fish Finder, Outriggers

snap at Sandyport and then
pass BTC till Orange Hill
but from Orange Hill till
Old Fort and beyond you
hardly see the ocean as the
bush is too high and blocks
the view.

One thing is for sure other
favoured lower cost loans
do not impose what the Chi-
nese do - 2 per cent is attrac-
tive, but how is the loan stat-
ed?

What will happen if the
exchange rate changes and
negatively impacts the con-
version of US$’s to the
Quan?

The new so-called artistic
feature of downtown devel-
opment is their murals on
large walls and buildings

that should really be demol-
ished — as a visitor said to
me recently Nassau has lost
its looks like Kingston,
Jamaica; we are not coming
here again.

Sorry, fools rush in and
there is no doubt this air-
port to six legged round-
about is solely the figment
of a confused group who
think they are doing good
things.

The trouble is when they
are kicked out of office how
do you change these things?

JESSICA SMITH
Nassau,
September 23, 2010.

PCS CECT
fiasco mean to the United States?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

In his letter published September 24, 2010, Ivoine
Ingraham blasted the authorities in The Bahamas for
not doing something earlier about “the illegal mer-
chandise” fiasco.

If it is, as he puts it, “an embarrassment to this coun-

try”, I would like him to say what it must mean to the
United States of America, where the said items were

purchased.

Mr Ingraham may wish to warn a prominent local
video store chain that has operated with impunity over
the last two decades selling illegally copied, copy-
righted discs and videos...before the Americans raid

them.

DENNIS FOUNTAIN
Nassau,
September 24, 2010.



Has the Bahamas relocated?

EDITOR, The Tribune

Re: Hurricane Igor is heading for Bermuda not the
Bahamas -The Tribune, September 29, 2010.

IN paragraph three, the editorial rightly decries geo-
graphic ignorance on the part of international reporters — but
“Hey Mon”, has the Bahamas now relocated geographi-

cally to the Caribbean?

KEN W KNOWLES, M.D.

Nassau,
September 20, 2010.

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Man accused of threatening

life of senior police officer

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

STEPHEN Stubbs alias “Die” was
back before the courts yesterday, accused
of threatening the life of a senior police
officer.

Stubbs, 34, of Ridgeland Park is
accused of threatening the life of Detec-
tive Superintendent Leon Bethel, head of
the Central Detective Unit while at CDU
on October 2. Stubbs is also accused of
behaving disorderly and using obscene
language to the annoyance Superinten-
dent Bethel. Stubbs, who appeared
before Deputy Chief Magistrate Caroli-

ta Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane, yester-
day pleaded not guilty to the charges and
opted for a summary trial in the Magis-
trate’s Court. Inspector Ercell Dorsette
told the magistrate that Stubbs is on bail
in relation to a matter presently before
her court and another matter in the
Supreme Court.

Last October Stubbs was arraigned
before Magistrate Bethel with three oth-
er men on drug charges stemming from
the seizure of $4 million worth of mari-
juana in Exuma. Stubbs is also charged
with two others in the murder of Cor-
poral Jimmy Ambrose at the former
Club Rock on West Bay Street 11 years
ago.

His lawyer, Murrio Ducille, described
the charges of disorderly behaviour and
obscene language as “trivial” and stated
that the death threat charge was mis-
conceived. Mr Ducille said that there
had been no death threat directed by Mr
Stubbs to Mr Bethel, but rather this was
what Mr Bethel had been told by some-
one. Mr Ducille told the court that his
client had gone to the police station over
an investigation into a stolen vehicle.
Magistrate Bethel noted that the threats
of death charge was a serious one and
questioned whether Stubbs had been
complying with the conditions of his bail.
Stubbs is expected back in court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.



Government ‘must
ensure Bahamians
conform’ with

knock-off goous laws

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE punishment the US
is seeking to impose on the
nine straw vendors in New
York City is “an indication
of what could possibly hap-
pen” to the Bahamas as a
whole if enforcement of
anti-counterfeit or “piracy”
laws remains lax, accord-
ing to the President of the
Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce.

Khaalis Rolle said it is
long past time that the
Bahamas government does
its part to ensure its citi-
zens understand that they
must conform to laws
against “knock-off” goods
that mimic designer brands,
as there is the potential for
the country to be hit with
sanctions if it continues not
to abide by global trade
rules that demand the pro-
tection of intellectual prop-
erty.

“This is just an indication
of what could possibly hap-
pen and it’s at a very small
scale lower level, but it’s an
indication of what could
happen,” said Mr Rolle.

SEE page eight

Government accuses the PLP of

A WAR of words has bro-
ken out between the FNM and
the PLP over the issue of the
nine straw vendors arrested in
New York, with the governing
party accusing the Opposition
of “showboating” and attempt-
ing to steal the credit away
from the public officers and
diplomatic officials who have
come to the assistance of the
women and their families.

The PLP in turn again
claimed the government never
intended to render assistance
to the detained straw vendors
and was shamed into doing so
by the persistence of the Oppo-
sition.

In a statement responding to
a press a conference held by
PLP MPs Fred Mitchell and
Alfred Sears on Monday, the
FNM accused the PLP of doing
nothing more than talking.

“While the PLP has talked
and kept talking, the govern-
ment has acted on many fronts.
Immediately after being
informed of the arrest of the
vendors, the Consulate in New
York began providing assis-
tance to the vendors and infor-
mation to family members.

“Almost immediately after
the arrest of the vendors, the
Ministries of Education and
Labour and Social Develop-
ment reached out to the family
members of the vendors with
offers of counselling for the

children and other assistance
to the families. Actions, speak
louder than words.

The governing party said that
while the PLP “sits in Nassau,
holding press conferences and
taking advantage of the hurt
and pain of the vendors and
their family members, the gov-
ernment has engaged legal
counsel to assist in the various,”
the FNM said yesterday.

However, the PLP said that
the FNM’s statement on the
straw vendors’ status was “stu-

id.”

“The FNM seems never to
miss an opportunity to feign
ignorance, miss the salient
points of critical national issues,
and engage in futile diversion-
ary tactics, all to the detriment
of the Bahamian people,” the
PLP said.

“The initial response by the
government was to have the
Minister of Foreign Affairs lec-
ture the straw vendors. Sec-
ondly, the prime minister stated
in the House of Assembly that
Bahamians are arrested in the
United States all the time and
that the government was not
minded to comment on the
issue. So the policy position of
the FNM government was to
wash their hands off this matter
like Pontius Pilate and leave
the straw vendors to fend for
themselves.”

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fears of police brutality

By NATARIO McKENZIE
i Tribune Staff Reporter
i nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

MURDER accused
Angelo Poitier claimed

yesterday in court that he

had unwillingly signed a
confession statement over
fears that police would

brutalise him.

“T told them what they

wanted to hear. It was not

freely from my own will,”
Poitier told jurors yester-
day.

Poitier, 24, is on trial for
the murder of former girl-
friend Shanice Adderley,
19.

The young woman’s

body was discovered

inside a grave in the
Bahamas Veteran’s
Cemetery on Infant View
Road on May 27.
According to an autop-
sy report, Ms Adderley

had died as a result of
i blunt force trauma to the
i body.

The prosecution closed
its case against Poitier

yesterday.

Poitier opted to make
an unsworn statement
from the prisoner’s dock,
meaning that he was not
subject to cross-examina-
tion by prosecutors. Poiti-
er recalled that on the
night of May 26 he had
gone to a bar to “chill” for
a while. He told the court
that he met Brian Sands, a
man he knew, at the bar
and subsequently asked
him to give him a ride
home. He said that Sands
then approached another
man who agreed to give
him a ride to his home on
Providence Avenue.

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came out. Later that night
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for me. They put hand-
cuffs on me and told me
that I was under arrest for
the disappearance of
Shanice Adderley. I told
them I didn’t know where
she was,” Poitier said.

The accused said that he
was placed in a police
cruiser. He alleged that
while en route to the Nas-
sau Street Police Station,
a police officer jabbed
him in his side. He further
alleged that while at the
Nassau Street Police Sta-
tion the officer threatened
him and shoved him to
the ground while he was
still handcuffed.

Poitier stated that he
was subsequently taken to
the Central Detective
Unit where he was again
threatened and told by an
officer that he had to tell
them what they wanted to
hear. Poitier claimed that
in an interview suite he
was presented with a writ-
ten statement which he
signed over fear that
police would brutalise him
further.

As the victim’s mother
looked on from the public
gallery, Poitier said that
he was sorry that Shanice
had died and claimed that
he and Shanice had never
had an altercation. The
defence and prosecution
attorneys are expected to
make their closing

remarks today when the
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LOCAL NEWS



Global PR company
returns for seventh
Bahamas international
Film Festival

THE Bahamas International
Film Festival announced yester-
day that it has retained Rogers
& Cowan, the world’s leading
entertainment public relations
and marketing agency, to handle
all publicity for the 7th edition
of the festival, taking place
December 1 to 5.

Rogers & Cowan has over-
seen all publicity efforts as the
agency of record for the last
three festivals.

The announcement was made
by BIFF founder and executive
director, Leslie Vanderpool and
Rogers & Cowan CEO, Tom
Tardio.

A statement from the compa-
ny said the successful campaigns
carried out over the past four
years have brought significant
international awareness to the
festival and have helped solidify
its place amongst the world’s
most admired young festivals.

“Building from this founda-
tion, Rogers & Cowan will pro-
vide strategic planning and con-
sultation and continue to
expand the festival’s profile
throughout the worldwide film
community,” it said.

Working closely with Leslie
Vanderpool and her team,
Rogers & Cowan will focus on
festival branding, media out-
reach and procurement, talent
oversight and event manage-
ment leading up to and through
the 2010 festival.

Rogers & Cowan vice presi-
dent Dennis Dembia will again
handle day-to-day management
of the BIFF campaign, including
oversight of the press office in
Nassau during the festival.
Rogers & Cowan executive vice
president, Nikki Parker, will
continue to provide strategic
direction and oversee all global
efforts.

Leslie Vanderpool said:
“BIFF prides itself on being a
quality international film festi-
val within the Bahamas, while
also being a reference festival
for the entire region. It is there-
fore important that we align
ourselves with a leading PR firm
such as Rogers & Cowan. BIFF
has gained such tremendous
media worldwide coverage over
the years from this relationship,
which is key to the growth and
sustainability of the festival.”

Tom Tardio said: “Rogers &
Cowan is honored to continue
its relationship with the
Bahamas International Film
Festival. Year after year we are
seeing the festival gain promi-
nence and strategically manage
the stature that comes with
increased media attention and
global awareness.

“This is another exciting year
for BIFF and we’re embarking
on a campaign that projects the
energy and enthusiasm that has
come to define the annual event
and the wonderful country that
hosts it.”

BIFF is a non-profit organi-
sation committed to providing
the local community and inter-
national festival-goers with a
diverse presentation of films
from the Bahamas and around
the world.

In addition to showcasing
films that might not otherwise
be released theatrically, BIFF
provides unique cultural experi-
ences, educational programmes,
and forums for exploring the
past, present and future of cine-
ma. BIFF aims to raise the level
of filmmaking, participation and
education throughout the
Bahamas and the world.

With offices in Los Angeles,
New York and London, Rogers
& Cowan designs and imple-
ments campaigns for entertain-
ment clients, such as film pro-
duction and distribution compa-
nies, cable and network TV pro-
gramming, records labels,
recording artists, celebrities and
athletes, videogame publishers
and distributors and digital
media companies.

Police deny existence of
bus stop extortion racket

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are vehemently denying
the existence of an extortion racket
at the George Street bus stop.

Assistant Superintendent Bradley
Sands of the Police Tourism Unit
said he is aware of the accusations
made by bus driver Virginia ‘Scor-
pio’ Williams, but is “not satisfied”
there is any evidence to support her
claims.

Ms Williams, a bus driver for sev-
en years, said police are accepting
money from bus drivers in return for
preferential treatment at the George
Street bus stop, used by Route 10
buses.

She claims her refusal to “free up”
has made her a victim of harassment
by an officer.

“How can I earn a living driving
up and down Cable Beach with two
or three people when the other bus-
es are full? The officer asked me,
“What you going to do? Either move
on or free up’. Ever since then he
harasses me on the route, so I can’t
make any money because he always
makes me move,” said Ms Williams.

“Tt is quite clear that ’'m getting in
the way of the ring that they have
going on in George Street that they
know I will never be a part of
because mama don’t take no mess,”
stated Ms Williams in a report she
claims to have emailed to Assistant
Commissioner of Police Glenn
Miller.

Assistant Supt ‘not satisfied’ there
is any evidence for driver’s claims

According to Ms Williams, bus dri-
vers who pay the police are allowed
to stay parked at the bus bay for pro-
longed periods of time — sometimes
until they are filled to capacity.

Bus drivers, who claim to “have
the police in their pockets” call offi-
cers in advance to signal their arrival,
according to Ms Williams.

The officers are said to instruct
waiting buses to move, irrespective
of their load capacity, in order to
make way for the buses who partic-
ipate in the scheme.

Rules

ASP Sands said the claims were
“nonsense”. He said the bus drivers
continue to treat the bus stop as a
bus terminal when it is not. He said
some bus drivers are like children,
who need “constant supervision”,
and unless reminded or issued tickets
do not obey the rules of the bus stop.

“She feels she has a right to stay
on George Street to have her bus
filled, but she does not have a right
to that,” said ASP Sands, speaking of
Ms Williams.

“The only terminal that was given
to them they refused, behind the post
office. That is the only terminal and

they declined that. They don’t have
any sole right to the road, to block
the road. They have no right to park
on the government road,” he said.

According to sources, the officers
are said to accept cash as well as
lunch in return for preferential treat-
ment, but ASP Sands called it an
insult to his officers to believe they
could corrupted by a “99 cent break-
fast”.

Harrison Moxey, operator of
Wayne’s Bus Services, the company
employing Ms Williams, said he has
received complaints from Ms
Williams and a few other bus dri-
vers. He said he personally experi-
enced a similar situation when he
was a bus driver.

“What ASP Sands said is true. It is
a bus stop. The concern is, if it is a
bus stop for all, then make every-
one move. They are not consistent in
their implementation and enforce-
ment of the law,” said Mr Moxey.

“T don’t expect too much of the
police, to tell you the truth. When
they are friends they don’t take
things as serious,” he said, when
asked why he has not pursued the
matter. He added: “I don’t think she
would make it up.”

ASP Sands said he interacts with
bus drivers every day, but Ms

Williams is the only one who ever
complained about an extortion rack-
et. He challenged her to produce evi-
dence.

“If she witnessed it tell her to pro-
duce proper documents to support
her claim. This is the only lady accus-
ing police of accepting bribes. It is
garbage,” he said.

Ms Williams herself is in “contra-
vention of the traffic laws”, according
to ASP Sands. He was referring to at
least three $80 tickets issued to Ms
Williams by an officer in the Tourism
Unit.

Ms Williams claims she received
three tickets in less than one month,
for: parking on a bus stop, failing to
move when requested by police and
leaving a vehicle with the engine run-

ning.
Ticket

For each of the three instances,
she has a story about how the ticket
was unfairly issued. She said the tick-
ets are symptomatic of the harass-
ment she is experiencing.

Since filing her complaints with
ASP Sands, Ms Williams said she
also spoke to Superintendent Wayne
Miller at the Central Police Station
and Assistant Commissioner of
Police, Mr Miller. The police have
not contacted her as yet, she claims.

Ms Williams was given the option
by her boss of driving a different
route, but, she said: “I should not
allow them to run me off the route. I
should leave on my own accord.”

Minister of Education announces
National Career Awareness Month

THE country’s students will be
exposed to a myriad of career
paths during National Career
Awareness Month (NCAM),
Minister of Education Desmond
Bannister said.

It’s the third annual NCAM,
spanning the duration of the
month of October and featuring a
variety of events and activities.

The announcement was made
on Monday during a press con-
ference held at the Teachers
Union Building on East Street.

This year’s theme is ‘Empow-
erment, Education, Entrepre-
neurship, Excellence: The keys
to career satisfaction’.

Initiative

Mr Bannister said that since
embarking upon this initiative,
the Department of Education
has received excellent reviews
from teachers, students and par-
ents.

“Our graduates face numerous
challenges upon leaving school,
and it is our hope that this initia-
tive will provide them with an
opportunity to make suitable
career choices before entering the
workforce.”

Minister Bannister also thanked
the NCAM team for their hard
work and the many partners for
their support of the event.

“As always we wish to express
our gratitude to the many stake-
holders whose names you see on
the banner behind me,” said Mr
Bannister. “We greatly appreci-
ate your commitment in provid-
ing our youth with this valuable
head start.”

Some of the activities sched-



CAREER AWARENESS: Minister of Education Desmond Bannister announces the third annual National Careers Aware-
ness Month (NCAM) during a press conference on Monday, October 4, at the Teacher's Union Building on East Street.
Elma Garroway, permanent secretary, looks on.

uled for the month include
school-based activities to be held
until October 29; a teleconfer-
ence with Grand Bahama, Abaco,
Exuma, Eleuthera, Andros and
Inagua today and speakers cir-
cuits for students on the Family
Islands beginning this week.

The month of activities culmi-
nate with the National Careers
Fair, which takes place during
week five from October 26 - 28 at
the Kendal Isaacs Gym. The
opening ceremony for the fair will
take place on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 27.

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between September 18, 2009, and
October 20, 2009, did not call any
witnesses or make a statement in
her defence.

Magistrate Derrence Davis
ordered that the College of the
Bahamas student serve eight
months in prison and receive four
months of counselling.



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LOCAL NEWS

Government ‘must ensure
Bahamians conform’ with
knock-off goods laws

FROM page five

As for the significance of
the fact that the government
through its law enforcement
agencies has failed to clamp
down on the trade in coun-
terfeit — such as that which
takes place at the Straw
Market in plain view — Mr
Rolle said: “I don’t have to
say how much of a problem
it is — the rules are the rules
and it’s up to the (law
enforcement) agencies to
enforce the rules.”

Mr Rolle noted that the
issue is one of ensuring the
Bahamas is in a position to
be economically viable on a
globalised trading stage.

“T’ve said many years ago
we need to start developing
the mindset and platform to
be globally competitive. I
said it many years ago and
Pll continue to say it,
because you will see the
downside of not being in
compliance with global rules.

“We are at that transition
point where in the past it
was a problem (the trade in
counterfeit goods in The
Bahamas), but it wasn’t a
huge problem. However, we
now have new global trad-
ing platforms and global and
far reaching rules with gov-
ernments and other entities
that are requiring that you
play fair,” said Mr Rolle.

Admitting that abuse of
intellectual property rights
is not only a problem for
The Bahamas, but also for

countries like the US itself,
“the difference here, I think,
right now, is that the
Bahamas is in the world
spotlight and we are going
through a clear modernisa-
tion process and what we are
doing is more magnified.”

His comments come after
nine Bahamian women, all
vendors in the downtown
Straw Market, were arrest-
ed and charged in New York
City with attempting to traf-
fic counterfeit goods. It is
alleged that the illegal prod-
ucts were found loaded in 31
pieces of luggage the women
had checked in to their Jet
Blue flight from the city to
Nassau on September 15.
Each admitted to knowing
the goods were counterfeit,
and said they had intended
to sell them at their market
stall.

They were picked up fol-
lowing what court docu-
ments revealed to be a six-
month long “sting” opera-
tion in the city and The Tri-
bune understands that the
investigation has not yet
ended.

While their arrests rattled
vendors in the market, who
said it would heavily dampen
profits at the site where
counterfeit bags “move more
quickly” off the shelves than
traditional straw goods, the
significance of the enforce-
ment exercise reverberates
at a higher level given the
Bahamas’ recent signing of
the Economic Partnership
Agreement with Europe and

our desire to soon join the
World Trade Organisation.

Both the signing of the
EPA and membership of the
WTO bring with them fur-
ther obligations on the part
of the government to ensure
that intellectual property
rights are protected. Mem-
ber states can demand action
against other member states
through the WTO if they
deem the other to not be
vested in the protection of
the intellectual property
rights of companies in their
country, such as the US did
against China in 2007.

The Opposition PLP has
suggested that the vendors
may effectively be pawns in
a “government to govern-
ment issue” between the US
and The Bahamas, with the
US taking action on its soil
in response to the Bahamian
government’s unwillingness
to do so on its own.

The BCOC President said
it is against the interests of
the public at large for the
government to continue lax
enforcement of intellectual
property right-related law,
as it allows for the continua-
tion of a mindset that does
not fit with the trading envi-
ronment The Bahamas is
becoming a part of.

“T’ve been saying for a
long time that we need to
start changing to accommo-
date what’s going to happen
in the future.

“Well the future is
now...right now,” said Mr
Rolle.

Pastor victorious in court battle over church finances

ALOCAL pastor has emerged victorious in a
court battle over his church’s finances.

The Zion United Baptist Convention had ini-
tiated legal action last August against Rev T G
Morrison, pastor of Zion Baptist Church on East

and Shirley Street.

The Zion United Baptist Convention had
sought an audit of the church’s finances dating

back nine years.

The convention had claimed that Rev Morri-
son failed to have the finances of the church
audited and the results reported to the general

tution.

membership of the church, and that this consti-
tutes a breach of Zion Baptist Church's consti-

From the outset, however, Rev Morrison’s
attorney Henry Bostwick, QC, submitted that

the matter should be struck out and that the

convention was not seeking to enforce any legal
right in the church’s constitution.s

On Monday, Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett

ruled in Rev Morrison’s favour, finding that the
Convention did not have the standing to bring the
action and that the action should be dismissed.

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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THE Bahamas thanked
Republic of Haiti Ambassador
Louis Harold Joseph for the
contributions he made in fos-
tering closer ties between both
countries.

A farewell reception was
held Monday at the British
Colonial Hilton, where Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigra-
tion Brent Symonette acknowl-
edged the accomplishments
made over the past eight years
by Ambassador Joseph, Dean
of the Diplomatic Corps.

Also present were Gover-
nor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes
and Lady Foulkes, members of
the Diplomatic Corps and
senior government officials.

“We in The Bahamas have
greatly benefited from your
experience as a career diplo-
mat, as time and time again you
have been called upon to pour
oil on the troubled waters,
stirred up by the challenges of
economic and political difficul-
ties in your home country,
which have led to an ever-
increasing influx of your nation-
als to our shores,” Mr. Symon-
ette said.

“Yours has not been an easy
task, as you have sought to
uphold the laws of The
Bahamas while endeavouring
to find mutually acceptable
solutions to this problem.”

The Bahamas and Haiti
established diplomatic relations
in 1977. The geographic prox-
imity of both countries in con-
junction with Haiti being one
of the largest and most popu-
lous countries in the Caribbean,
with persistent development
pangs, has played a significant
role in determining the nature
of relations between both coun-
tries.

Mr Symonette noted that
the first few years of Ambas-
sador Joseph’s tenure were par-
ticularly fraught with difficul-
ties, as Haiti was beset by polit-
ical crisis.

“You helped us navigate our
way through those turbulent
times by providing sound
advice about the ever-changing
political landscape. You have
encouraged us in our commit-
ment to the economic and
social development of Haiti by
helping to facilitate the fledg-
ling partnership between lead-
ing Haitian businessmen and
our private sector, evidence in
the holding of a trade fair in
Nassau in 2005,” Mr. Symon-
ette said.

He added that Bahamians
also appreciate Ambassador
Joseph’s efforts to educate the

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HAITIAN AMBASSADOR Louis Harold Joseph makes his farewell speech

at a farewell reception on Monday at the British Colonial Hilton.

Haitian diaspora about the
Bahamas, the public service
pertaining to social and health
issues. And, on the other
hand, his role in promoting
Haitian culture through art,
music and language.

“Excellency, the vulnera-
bility of small island develop-
ing states to natural disasters
was all too apparent through-
out your tenure here. We wit-
nessed the devastation caused
in your homeland as one hur-
ricane after another wreaked
havoc and flood waters — the
result of torrential rains -
caused untold destruction to
your land and your people
alike,” Mr. Symonette said.

He also mentioned the dev-
astating earthquake, which
struck Haiti on January 12,
2010, leaving hundreds of
thousands dead and homeless.

“Through it all, you
remained a stoic picture of
dignity and calm, even as you
yourself experienced personal
loss,” Mr. Symonette said.

Ambassador Joseph said
he was honoured to have
served for eight consecutive
years, which has led to the
strengthening of friendship
and fraternity between both
countries.

He said, however, that
there are two unfinished items
on the table, which he consid-
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continuous strengthening of
relations between the
Bahamas and Haiti.

One being the Framework
Agreement for Bilateral
Cooperation, and the other,
the Memorandum of Under-
standing for Agricultural
Goods Exchanges.

“Tam certain that the gov-
ernment of the Republic of
Haiti will ensure that my suc-
cessor continues to work very
closely with the government
of The Bahamas toward the
conclusion of these two agree-
ments,” he said.

Ambassador Joseph said
although his tenure was some-
times “difficult and bumpy”,
he encountered responsible
staff at the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs, the Immigration
Department and other gov-
ernment agencies determined
to promote Haitian-Bahami-
an relations.

He thanked the govern-
ment and civil society for
assistance following the earth-
quake, and the Haitian com-
munity for their cooperation
during his tenure.

Ambassador Joseph left
the Bahamas yesterday for
Washington, DC, where he
served before his appointment
to the Bahamas.

A new Haitian Ambassador
to the Bahamas will be
announced shortly.

Teenage girl in
‘suicide attempt’

SHORTLY before 4am on
Saturday, October 2, police
received a report of an
attempted suicide at a home
on Gladstone Road.

The victim, a 16-year-old
girl, was discovered by family
members. They called emer-
gency services and she was
rushed to hospital by ambu-
lance.

She was treated and later
discharged.

Police did not release fur-
ther details of the incident,
saying that their investigation
is ongoing.

Government
accuses the PLP
of ‘showhoating’

over vendors
FROM page five

cy to defraud the US, specifi-
cally by the trafficking of
counterfeit goods.

They could face a maxi-
mum sentence of three years
in prison on the charge,
which came after a six-
month long federal surveil-
lance operation by the US
Department of Homeland
Security and Immigration,
Customs and Enforcement.

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

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

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Relatives sobbed in
shock, grief and disbelief
outside barricades set up
on either side of the fatal
crash scene on Coral Har-
bour Road yesterday as the
severely injured bodies
were covered and lined up
for transportation to the
morgue.

A distressed woman was
comforted by a relative as
she cried: “The pilot was
my cousin; going to San
Salvador was his life.”

Other family members of
the deceased were received
by hospital officials and
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA)
officials at PMH where
they waited to identify the
bodies of their relatives.

RBDF officers loaded
the bodies covered in bags
splattered with mud and
blood, and numbered from
one to seven, on stretchers
lifted into seven hearses
and funeral home vans.

They were driven from
the scene in a somber pro-
cession of police escorts
and around a dozen more
police and RBDF vehicles
attracting stares from
pedestrians and stopping
motorists in JFK, Thomp-
son Boulevard, Wulff Road
and East Street on their
way to PMH where they
arrived just before 5pm.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham and Opposition
leader Perry Christie both
released statements in the
aftermath of the crash.

Mr Ingraham said: “On
behalf of the government
and people of our nation I
extend deepest condolences
to the families and friends
of each of the individuals
who met their untimely
deaths early this afternoon.

“All relevant govern-
ment agencies are lending
their assistance in this trag-
ic matter.

“Further, a thorough
investigation of the crash
will be conducted by the
relevant authorities.”

The PLP party leader
expressed his condolences
to the families and loved
ones of the crash victims
for their untimely loss.

He said: “I hope that the
relevant authorities can do
all they can to determine
the cause of this crash in
the public interest and to
bring resolution to this
tragedy.

“Our thoughts and
prayers are with the
bereaved families during
this very difficult period.”

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Fashion Show
on target for
over 1,000
attendance

Organiser says
participation by
Bahamian designers
‘can be better’



OWEN BETHEL
By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian organiser of
a fashion show to be held in
Nassau next month yesterday
told Tribune Business he was
confident the event would
meet its 1,000-plus attendance
target, but said Bahamian
designer participation “can be
better”, with this nation just
scratching the surface of the
industry’s economic potential.

Owen Bethel, Bahamian
banker and president of
Modes Iles, organiser of the
Islands of the World Fashion
Week, told this newspaper
that early attendance indica-
tors for the November 11-13,
2010, showcase in Nassau
were positive, with a lead-up
tour featuring exhibitions in
California, Chicago and Mia-
mi helping to generate over-
seas buyer and fashion indus-
try interest.

“T think we will meet our
attendance target,” Mr Bethel
told Tribune Business. “We’re
basically looking at 1,000-plus
persons, and there has been a
lot of interest out of New
York, besides local groups.
We think Florida will make a
significant impact through the
Miami event, which will be
held on October 23.”

But apart from Harl Taylor
Bags, two young Bahamian
designers in the Next Genera-
tion Designer category, and
Theo Seely, the winner of
Sunday’s Runway to Fashion
competition and the Harl
Taylor scholarship to study at
New York’s Parsons, The
New School for Design, Mr
Bethel said Bahamian design-
er participation “can be bet-
ter”.

Acknowledging that some
budding designers may be
finding it difficult to attract
the capital funding needed to
develop their fashion lines,
due partly to the recession,
Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi-
ness: “Those who are of the

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and frequent changes in Department’s policy

M@ Problems occurring despite $818,347 duties
paid to government’s coffers via its import

shipments

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

An import/freight compa-
ny serving Abaco yesterday
told Tribune Business it was
“at its wits end” and virtually
“unable to continue in busi-
ness” do to the frequent pro-
cedure and duty rate changes
imposed by Bahamas Cus-
toms, despite paying some
$818,347 in revenues to the
Government on behalf of its
Bahamian clients.

Tamese Knowles, propri-
etor/owner of IE Imports,
which has an office in Marsh
Harbour and ships to Abaco

from West Palm Beach,
expressed her “frustration” to
Tribune Business yesterday,
explaining that she was still
awaiting a $4,300 refund from
Customs of overpaid duties,
despite having submitted all
the relevant paperwork to it
some two months ago. She
added that the Department
had recently dropped its
demand for her company to
post an unnecessary $5,000
bond with it.

“T’m really, really frustrated
with Bahamas Customs,” Ms
Knowles told Tribune Busi-
ness, explaining that one of
her issues was the fact that

‘Far reaching’ casino
reforms to government

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas Hotel Asso-
ciation (BHA) has “resub-
mitted far-reaching reform”
proposals to the Government
for the revamp of this nation’s
gaming laws, its president
telling Tribune Business that
the country had been unable
to translate its proximity to
the US into success in this
industry.

Speaking as Jamaica
becomes the latest Caribbean
nation to enter the global casi-
no gaming market, outlining
plans to issue three such
licences, Robert Sands told
this newspaper that cost and
product competitiveness fac-
tors had prevented the
Bahamas from more fully
exploiting the industry’s eco-
nomic benefits.

Describing reforms of the
Bahamas’ antiquated gaming
laws as “very important”, Mr
Sands said: “We took these
reforms very seriously. We
had a detailed listing that we
submitted to the Government
of the Bahamas, and have
been assured they have taken
them all into consideration.

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She had just experienced
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PRESENTATION: Pictured (from left to right): Tiffany Carter, assistant legal counsel at Central
Bank; Samantha Fox, associate and Tara Archer, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Michael Lightbourne,
deputy governor of Central Bank; Oscar Johnson, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Stacey Benjamin, deputy

legal counsel at Central Bank.

Higgs & Johnson’s litigation team, head-
ed by Oscar N. Johnson, gave a presentation
to the Central Bank on the Employment
Act.

The address looked at the legislation from
the perspective of the both the employer
and the employee, detailing a number of
relevant points of interest.

The Central Bank’s deputy legal counsel,
Stacey Benjamin, said: “The Question &
Answer session was particularly exciting,
and managers were enthusiastic about par-
ticipating. It gave the attendees and the pre-
senters an opportunity to focus on the most

important issues which concern us in the
workplace environment. The information
was both relevant and timely, and the pre-
senters did an excellent job of answering
our questions and giving practical and sound
legal advice.”

Tara Archer, a Higgs & Johnson partner,
said: “We gladly share our knowledge of
the applicable laws and the practical appli-
cation of the same with our clients as
requested, and to meet their needs. This
educational session is just one of the ways
Higgs & Johnson incorporates value-added
benefits in our services to our clients.”

Commission expands
its investor education

The Securities Commission has unveiled the
latest stage of its Investor Education Pro-
gramme, a Public Announcement Campaign,
which will attempt to inform Bahamians on
good financial and savings habits over a four-
week period.

The investment funds and capital markets
regulator, which worked with CFAL and
Junior Achievement Bahamas on the pro-
gramme during the 2010 first half, said the lat-
est aspect of the campaign will introduce
Bahamians to four key topics.

The roll-out will be as follows:

1. Week 1 — Budgeting Made Easy

2. Week 2 — Saving

3. Week 3 — Understanding Investments

4. Week 4 - The role of the Securities Com-
mission

While not highlighted in its mandate,
investor education and protection are
inevitable functions of the Securities Com-
mission.

The draft securities legislation, which is
expected to repeal and replace the existing
Securities Industry Act 1999 before year-end,
includes investor education and protection as
the Commission’s primary functions and
responsibilities.





Exuma Business Outlook unveiled

The fifth Exuma Business
Outlook Conference is set to
take place on October 27 under
the theme Restore Exuma: Sus-
tainability there, greater sus-
tainability everywhere.

The organizers, TCL Group,
are promising an intense review
of the island’s needs and poten-
tial, and a look its former glory
of which few Bahamians, even
younger Exumians, may know
little.

TCL’s president, Joan
Albury, said: “TCL was moti-
vated by several things in taking
the Business Outlook franchise
to the Family Islands.

“We realised that Bahami-
ans have really had little oppor-
tunity to learn about the whole
of their country.

“Many do not see that
islands like Exuma are of vital
importance to the growth and
development of the Bahamas.
We determined that Business
Outlook, whether in New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahamas, Aba-
co, Exuma or Andros, would
engage as presenters the
movers and shakers of the tar-
get island to reveal the struc-
ture of the local economy, how
it fits in the global Bahamas
economy and what it needs to
reach and sustain its potential.
An essential element of the
slate of participants is men and
women who can share with the
local populace what’s going on
in the wider Bahamian con-
text.”

Mrs Albury added: “To

date, we have confirmation
from nine of the speakers we
invited to participate in Exu-
ma Business Outlook.

“They will all present on a
specific aspect of Exuma’s
developmental challenges and
opportunities, what they mean
in the local and national con-
text and to what extent these
factors are being addressed. We
will be releasing the slate of
participants shortly.

“This much I can say now,
however.

“Exuma is beautiful, with a
range of great accommodations
for visitors and the topics of the
forum are so valuable that it
would be well worth it to travel
to Exuma to be a part of the
event.”

Fashion Show on target for over 1,000 attendance

FROM page 1B

inclination to be serious about
it need to be so, because they
need to show they are capable
of designing different lines
each year.

“You have designers show-
ing some things at fashion
shows that they were first
exhibiting two to three years
ago, and are not giving buyers
confidence that they are able
to produce different lines for
different seasons.

“Tf they are going to have
any confidence to buy lines
from you, they’ve got to know
you’re able to make different
lines, in full and on time, in dif-
ferent seasons.

“Bahamian designers are not
yet taking that type of issue
seriously, and are still very
much generating clothing for
cousins, friends and family.
That’s the scope of their mar-
ket.”

Asked by Tribune Business
whether the Bahamas and its
budding fashion designers were
just scratching the surface of
their potential, and if the sector
could become a greater eco-
nomic contributor for this
nation, Mr Bethel replied:
“Definitely so. It can.”

He added: “One needs to dif-
ferentiate between those who
are seamstresses who want to

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be designers, and need to gear
themselves and equip them-
selves to take on the role of
designer.

“Certainly, like the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Insti-
tute (BTVI) and the Harl Tay-
lor Fashion Scholarship, are
something they can take advan-
tage of, and Islands of the
World Fashion Week can be a
learning store for them to
become aware of what design-
ers from other countries are
doing.

“But I find that designers
have come for their own fash-
ion event, and do not look at
what others are doing, so it
becomes a very insular event,
or they feel they’ve accom-
plished everything they need to
do. But the industry changes
from season to season.”

Yet all hope is not lost, Mr
Bethel telling Tribune Business

that last Sunday’s event, which
attracted six designers and a
crowd of 100, showed there
remained much promise among
young Bahamian designers.

“There are a number of
young designers that truly have
passion for it, and want to
develop their skills even more,
so there is hope for the next
generation of designers,” he
said. “I see persistence and
determination in terms of
developing an industry and
their craft.”

Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi-
ness that the harsh economic
climate was also encouraging
Bahamian designers to head
into the business, adding that
they had to “do their best to
develop themselves, and invest
in themselves, and create their
own business, because jobs else-
where will not necessarily be
forthcoming”.

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In Voluntary liquidation

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137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No.
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KFC teams up with BIC on promotion

Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited, the KFC
franchisee in Nassau, has teamed up with the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) to offer customers at the company's
10 outlets an opportunity to win over 25,000
prizes over a six-week period.

The programme, launched on September
6, guarantees that with each purchase cach
KFC customer could be eligible for a BTC
$3 phone card. That eligibility has been
printed on the cashier's receipt, and the cus-

tomer may collect the phone card on the
spot.

Gratitude

“Our KFC loyal customers come from
every conceivable area of the community,
and this is one of the ways in which KFC is
both expressing gratitude for their patronage
and support over the years, and offering

Timeshare’s Bahamian
ownership opportunity

FROM page 1B

fractional development is an
opportunity for Bahamians
to develop a property that
can produce possible year-
round occupancies and high
per-unit expenditure in the
community (based on the
traditional weekly occupied
model).

According to him, while
the Bahamas would benefit
from the high-end, branded
timeshare and fractional
developments, interest in
those properties by foreign
investors seems to be stunt-
ed or non-existent.

While the shared owner-
ship model exists in several
properties in the Bahamas,
including several in New
Providence and Grand
Bahama, only one - Atlantis’
Harbourside - is affilited
with a high-end internation-
al resort brand, and fitted
with amenities that would
attract immense buyer inter-
est.

The model in the Family
Islands, suggested by the
anonymous tourism expert,
services a different clientele,
one not focused on the

entertainment value that
properties like Atlantis epit-
omise. Instead, it was assert-
ed that ownership in a Fam-
ily Island property - even if a
timeshare - is exactly the
"value" Bahamians have
been looking for in a vaca-
tion at home.

While the Bahamas has
timeshare legislation, it has
been suggested by some that
the Government agencies
that enforce and enact the
law do not fully undestand
the industry and its sub-
tleties. And there has been
no proactive or aggressive
push to attract high-end
timeshare development.

Tourism marketing strate-
gist and trend spotter, Peter
Yesawich, speaking at Inter-
val International's Vacation
Ownership Investment Con-
ference yesterday, suggest-
ed that the Caribbean is the
number one destination on
the minds of potential US
timeshare buyers, with 35
per cent of the group sur-
veyed saying they would like
to visit the region within two
years.

This figure bodes well for
the Bahamas, which has a
proximity advantage to the

US over the rest of the
Caribbean, but which suf-
fers from high airlift rates to
many of its islands outside
of New Priovidence.

Even Grand Bahama,
which has a successful time-
share market and is closer
to the US than New Provi-
dence, suffers airlift rates
that have dissuaded some
airlines from operating in
the Bahamas, and in some
cases, chased existing air-
lines from that market.

Bahamian tourism offi-
cials suggest that Grand
Bahama could be developed
into a flourishing timeshare
destination if the capital to
develop those products was
available to Bahamians or
coaxed out of high-end
foriegn investors.

INSIGHT

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Announcement

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Change of Address

As of Monday, 18" October, 2010, the headquarters of Mosko’s Group
of Companies will be located in Lyford Cay House on Western Road,
The telephone numbers for this new location are (242) 362-4018 and
(242) 362-4024. The facsimile numbers for this new location are (242)
362-4081 and (242) 362-4083. Our Post Office boxes remain un-
changed, N-641 and N-7512, Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas. Our website
also remains unchanged, www.mosko.com.

On the same date an ancillary office of Mosko’s Group of Companies,

located at the Airport Industrial Park on Windsor Road, West of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport will be used as a drop-off and
collection point for invoices, statements, checks, etc. The telephone
number for the ancillary office is (242) 377-0516. The map below
shows the location of the ancillary office.

some small measure of relief for those who
can most benefit from such assistance,” a
KFC official said.

At the end of the first week of the pro-
motion, KFC customers in all 10 stores
became winners of attractive prizes. Winners
of More Talk vouchers were Jacqueline
Johnson, Santino Seymour, Tamara Hen-
field, Sherwin Delancy, Vernice Brown,
Kristen Davis, Lenrika Poitier, Phyllis Moss,
Roberto Kerr, and Tourina Wright.

KFC customers winning Blackberry
phones were Brooke Greene, Lamar
Watkins, and Jason Ferguson. Three win-
ning Vibe Unite were Brooke Greene,
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was Alexandera Smith.

The promotion, which will be spread over
all 10 KFC stores in New Providence, will
remain in effect until October 17.

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‘At wits end’ with Customs

FROM page 1B

wits end. I’m someone trying
to bring economic benefits to
the island, and you can see
what I’ve paid into Abaco.
I’ve been doing business for
four years, paying all duty due
to Customs, bringing goods
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offering a service and living
up to my end of the bargain,
but Customs are not living up
to their end of the bargain......

“Every week something
changes. I comply, but I can-
not continue in business like
this, because every week
something’s different - a dif-
ferent duty rate, or a new law

is put in place. It’s one
Bahamas, one Customs
Department; everything

should be the same.”

Ms Knowles said IE
Imports, which currently flew
import shipments into Aba-
co once per week, used to
bring in 7,000-10,000 pound
worth of goods pre-recession.



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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
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All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

She added that the prob-
lems with Customs were exac-
erbating the fall-off in busi-
ness, as the inability to get
definitive answers on duty
rates was discouraging cus-
tomers, who understandably
wanted to know how much
they would have to pay in tax
before ordering a shipment.

In a September 23, 2010,
letter sent to Customs Comp-
troller Glenn Gomez, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
and minister of state for
finance, Zhivargo Laing, Ms
Knowles laid out her numer-
ous concerns and issues with
Customs.

“The officers do not know
their rates of duty,” she wrote.
“My customers and company
will call to verify a rate of duty
to make sure what the
amount is. Even before expe-
diting a shipment, you can call
every location of Bahamas
Customs, including Nassau,
and you will get a different
duty rate from each of the
locations called.”

While Customs officers said
that duty rates were posted
on Customs website and the
Tariff Book, Ms Knowles

alleged that many of these
rates were outdated. She
added, for example, that the
80 per cent duty rate on water
was shown online as being 10
per cent, while radiators were
listed as free despite attracting
a 60 per cent duty rate.

Recalling a September 7,
2010, shipment to Abaco that
included an Inkjet Laser-
printer, ink cartridges, paper
on aroll and foam board, Ms
Knowles said IE Imports and
its client waited for more than
two weeks to get the correct
rate of duty.

“After being so frustrated
over this” she attempted to
call Comptroller Gomez, who
was out of office, and despite
six attempts could not be
transferred to deputy comp-
troller, Mr Turner.

She was then passed on to
another senior Customs offi-
cer, who she heard down the
telephone shouting: “What is
the rate of duty on computer
parts?”.

“How can these people be
in these key positions and do
not know duty rates,” Ms
Knowles asked.

Adding that she had been

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forced to spend $19,400
between two different bro-
kers when Customs decided
to change the procedures that
were used by couriers to clear
goods, Ms Knowles said that
during that time, she and her
customers were overcharged
$4,300 in Customs duties.

Yet after supplying Cus-
toms with the relevant paper-
work two months ago, the
Department had yet to agree
the amount to be refunded or
send her any funds, despite
numerous promises it would
do so.

“T have complied with
everything Customs has asked
me, and had to do it with the
snap of their fingers,” Ms
Knowles wrote. “Even after
two months going into three
months now, I cannot get
what is owed to me, I cannot
even get the final figure that is
agreed upon by both parties.

“My frustration grows more
and more every day that this
is not addressed, and after I
have paid into the revenue of
the economy of Abaco some
$818,347 in duties; $23,700 in
rent, landing/departure tax
and facility fees, $35,927; and
several other thousands of
dollars in payments to BEC,
BTC, Cable Bahamas, insur-
ance and gas.

“Tam a small company, and
these delays in sorting out
what should be a straightfor-
ward matter/inquiry is hurt-
ing my business. I expect and
hope for better efficiency and
service with Customs matters,
as the rate should be publicly
available and not varied when
dealing with Customs offi-
cers.”

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‘Far reaching’
casino reforms
to government

FROM page 1B

“There are some far-reach-
ing reforms that the Casino
Committee of the BHA has
submitted to the Minister for
his review.”

Asked about the content of
the BHA’s reform recom-
mendations, Mr Sands told
Tribune Business: “It has a
lot to do with regulatory
issues, it has a lot to do with
competitiveness, it has a lot
to do with marketing issues,
and a lot to do with opening
the parameters in terms of eli-
gibility [to gamble] going for-
ward.”

Arguing that the casino
gaming industry was
“extremely important” to
both the tourism industry and
the wider economy, Mr Sands
said: “The more diverse the
menu mix of amenities
offered in the destination, the
greater your propensity to
attract incremental business
and also satisfy certain hotel
resorts in the country. It lends
itself to the overall make-up
of the tourist destination we
call the islands of the
Bahamas.”

Yet the BHA president
indicated that the Bahamas
had merely scratched the ser-
vice of the casino industry’s
economic potential to date,
and hinted that this nation
was losing its competitiveness
as both US states and other
nations, with more flexible
laws and improved product
offerings, entered the market.

“The Bahamas could have
a very significant advantage,
and that’s called proximity,”
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-
ness. “We have not been able
to parlay that into success,
either because of cost or a
lack of competitiveness.

“Once we address the cost
in terms of getting here, and
address the competitiveness
of the product offering, more
so compared to that of
Caribbean competitors, and
follow closely what is offered
in North America, we will be
well on our way to consoli-
dating our position. We have
to be market driven and go
on the demand of what cus-
tomers want.”

Casino operators, chiefly
Kerzner International and
Baha Mar, have been pressing
for gaming law reform for
some time. George Markan-
tonis, Kerzner International
(Bahamas) president and
managing director, under-
scored the need for such
change earlier this year, when
he revealed that Atlantis’s
casino business was falling “15
per cent year-over-year every
year” due to increased com-
petition from many US states.

He explained that this was
why Kerzner International
had decided to invest $20-$25
million in upgrading Atlantis's
casino to "make it state-of-
the art and able to compete
with any other casino offer-
ing".

The rapid expansion of
casino and gaming facilities
in many US states, especially
in Florida and the north-east
states, key markets for
Atlantis and the Bahamas,
meant it was vital the resort -
and the country - "make it
easier, more attractive to
bring people here".

Thinking of the high-roller,
high-end clientele the Atlantis
casino is aimed at, Mr
Markantonis pointed to the
rapid expansion of casino
gaming in Florida, in particu-
lar, via the Seminole and
Hard Rock casino, plus the
installation of slot machines
at facilities such as race tracks.

"This has a serious impact
on us," the Atlantis chief said
this summer, questioning why
a Florida resident wanting to
gamble in a casino would
choose the added time and
inconvenience of driving to
the airport, going through var-
ious security and immigration
checkpoints and then flying
to the Bahamas, when they
could virtually pursue their
favourite past-time on their
doorstep.

"We have to stay competi-
tive," Mr Markantonis said.
"Our gaming business is down
15 per cent year-over-year
every year, because there's so
much competition around us.
Every US state is opening up
casinos."

Among the reforms pro-
posed were allowing Bahami-
an casino staff to multi-task
and deal several games at
once, rather than being
restricted to the one game as
they are currently.

Significant’ savings for
Baha Mar via closure

FROM page 1B

ting the low 40 per cent
range.

Confirming that the resort
and associated casino had
begun to re-open yesterday,
Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of gov-
ernmental and external
affairs, told Tribune Busi-
ness that occupancy levels
at the Wyndham were pro-
jected to growth through
November and December,
and were likely to be slight-
ly ahead of 2009 compara-
tives.

“Our forward booking
levels are trending towards
levels achieved last year,
which was the low 40 per
cents for October,” Mr
Sands confirmed. “The aver-
age occupancy for hotels in
Nassau was around 50 per
cent in October. With a one
week occupancy loss of busi-
ness and so forth, the trend
on an annualised basis in the
40 per cents was in line with
what was accomplished on
an aggregate trend, for the
Wyndham certainly.

“With November and
Thanksgiving, we will grow
on that and see a much bet-
ter November than October.
They’re beginning to come
in.

“We never closed our
sales and marketing office
for the Wyndham, and are
trending along the same
lines as the rest of the year,
showing small levels of
growth over last year.

“Our growth levels paral-
lel the industry’s levels, it’s
fair to say, across the
board.”

The Sheraton Nassau
Resort, Baha Mar’s other
Cable Beach property,
remained open throughout
the September ‘slow’ peri-
od, and Mr Sands said its
occupancy levels had slight-
ly exceeded expectations.

“Business levels have
trended slightly better than
last year,” he told Tribune
Business, “but September is
a traditionally slow month.
Occupancies did not fall
below expectations, and
exceeded expectations
slightly.”

With all the Wyndham’s
550 rooms back on line, Mr
Sands emphasised that no
staff members were termi-
nated during the six-week
closure. He added, though,
that as is common during
the slowest part of the
Bahamian tourism season,
staff would be “rostered

according to business
demand”.

“Staffing will be commen-
surate with levels of busi-
ness. Everything should be
back to normal in terms of
business levels,” Mr Sands
said.

“We will be building back
up to full work weeks, and
while not there yet, we will
get back to those levels.

“Certainly, I would say in
the first week it will be rea-
sonably slow, as we get back
into momentum.”

Tournament

The Baha Mar executive
added that the Crystal
Palace Casino was set to
host a slots tournament this
week, and there was “pent-
up demand” for the facility
as a result of the casino
being closed.

Asked whether Baha Mar
had realised the anticipated










savings from the six-week
closure of the Wyndham
and Crystal Palace, Mr
Sands told Tribune Busi-
ness: “The savings were sig-
nificant last year, and they
are significant this year.

“T can tell you that the
savings have helped us to
minimise the losses during
this particular period, and
the savings are expected to
be even better than last year.
We’ve done some things a
little bit differently this
year.”

Mr Sands said Baha Mar
had “become more effi-
cient” in its management of
the whole process, both the
labour side, utilities expens-
es and the “ramping down
and up process”.

“We have no plans to do
it again next year,” Mr
Sands said of the six-week
Wyndham closure.

“That is our position. That
it is not our intent to do it
again.”



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(No.45 of 2000)

GOLDEN CREST INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000). GOLDEN CREST INTERNATIONAL
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

EU could revise Greek
2009 deficit, minister says

ELENA BECATOROS,
Associated Press Writer
ATHENS, Greece

The European statistics
agency may revise Greece's
2009 budget deficit figures
upward, but that would not
have a major impact on this
year's budget gap and the gov-
ernment will still meet its deficit
reduction targets, Finance Min-
ister George Papaconstantinou
said Tuesday.

In April, Eurostat revised
Greece's deficit for 2009 to 13.6
percent of gross domestic prod-
uct from 12.9 percent, and had
said that could be further
revised by up to 0.5 percentage
points. Greek officials expect
any final revision to come by
November.

"The increase in the 2009
deficit, whatever that may be,
will have a very minor effect
on the deficit for 2010," Papa-
constantinou said. He said the
revision could come after the
inclusion of some loss-making
state companies that were not

part of the original figures. The
government still considers its
targets are realistic and that
they will be met, Papaconstan-
tinou added. On Monday, the
government unveiled its draft
2011 budget, predicting it would
trim the deficit to 7 percent of
GDP — bettering the 7.6 per-
cent target set by the terms of
an international rescue pack-
age that saved Greece from
defaulting on its debts.

The final budget will be pre-
sented to Parliament on Nov.
18. Papaconstantinou said it
would not include new austeri-
ty measures.

"There will be no additional
measures" in the final version,
he told private Mega
TV.Athens found itself one
step away from being unable
to service its debts in May,
saved just in time by a three-
year 7110 billion ($151 billion)
package of rescue loans from
the International Monetary
Fund and other European
Union countries using the euro
as their currency.

















NOTICE

Befars Inc.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, Befars
Inc. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

MARTELON HOLDING LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with

NOTICE

PILATUS MANAGEMENT SA
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance

with Section

138(4)_ of
Business Companies Act. 2000,

the International
PILATUS

MANAGEMENT SA is in dissolution as of

October 4, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

Mokawe Ltd.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance

UU SLUR



(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
IT’S A BIG DEAL: A money trader reacts at a dealing room at a for-
eign exchange firm where the U.S. dollar hit the new 15-year low
against yen in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. The dollar fell
below 83.30 yen at midmorning in Tokyo, breaking the previous low
of 83.35 yen it fetched on Sept. 8.

NEW YORK

The expectation that the Fed will move to help the weak USS.
economy continued to drag on the dollar Tuesday.

The euro hit an 8-month high, the Swiss franc jumped to a
record high and the dollar fell to its lowest point versus the yen
since the Bank of Japan intervened in currency markets recently.

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday cut its main interest rate and said
it was looking to set up other stimulus measures. Investors also
expect the Federal Reserve to take more action to drive down U.S.
rates. Of the major currencies, that makes the euro more attractive
to investors because the European bloc of nations has a higher
interest rate, said CMC Markets currency strategist Ashraf Laidi.

Investors don't expect the European Central Bank to act further
to drive down rates there.

The euro peaked at $1.3859, its highest point since early Feb-
ruary, on Tuesday. Later in the afternoon, the euro traded at
$1.3850 from $1.3686 late Monday. The common currency rose 7
percent last month, a significant swing in currency markets. It has
already gained another 1.5 percent so far in October.

The dollar fell to 83.18 Japanese yen from 83.38 yen, earlier slip-
ping below 83 yen for the first time since Sept. 15, when Japan inter-
vened in foreign exchange markets to weaken the yen.

The Bank of Japan cut its interest rate to a range near zero from
its previous target of 0.1 percent, and may set up a5 trillion yen
($60 billion) fund to buy government bonds, which would support
the economy by driving interest rates lower.

Lower rates typically weigh on a currency, but the yen rose
versus the dollar. Many investors expect the Fed to make a similar
move to bring down USS. rates.

"The impacts on the (yen) will be negligible if the Fed the
increases its asset purchases,” said Browns Brothers Harriman
analysts in a research note. They said there was speculation that the
Fed could buy from $500 billion to $1 trillion in Treasurys or oth-
er government holdings.

NOTICE

SEQUINS VALLEY INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, SEQUINS VALLEY
INC. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, MARTELON HOLDING
LTD. is in dissolution as of September 28, 2010.

with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, Mokawe

Ltd. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.
NOTICE

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney

, , _ FOV ~ \ International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LYSTA TANNIS INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation
Peer Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, LYSTA TANNIS
INC. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

LIQUIDATOR

FG CAP

FG CAPITAL MARKETS International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

ROYAL FIDELITY

Moray al Work

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.84 | CHG 0.00 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.54 | YTD % -3.10
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%
www. BISXBAHAMAS.COM [| TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52wk-Low Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $
0.00 0.250
0.00 0.013
0.00 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

LIQUIDATOR

Securit
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

Previous Close Today's Close
"1 1 1.01
10.63 10.63
4.90 4.90
0.18
B15
2.17
10.77
2.50
6.60
195

0.18
3.15
BT
10.77
2.50
6.60
| 2S

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finca
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00
Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Symbol Last Sale Daily Vol. Interest
BAH29 99.46 6.95%
FBB17 100.00 T%
FBB22 100.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 T%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Pree Dait
Bahamas Supermarkets 5.01 6.01
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
1.4904 3.59% 6.42%
2.9115
1.5555
2.8624
13.4286
109.3929
100.1833
1.1272
1.0948
1.1275

1.80
6.07
S50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5,58

1.30
6.07
8.50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5.59.

NOTICE

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

Change
20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

STERLING VALLEY INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Wo. EPS $
-2.945

0.001

Div & P/E
0.000
0.000

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, STERLING VALLEY
INC. is in dissolution as of September 29, 2010.

ABDAB
RND Holdings

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

Eund Name

CFAL Bond Fund

CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund

CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l | estment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, S:

Royal Fidelity Bah I estment Fund Principal
J : 10.3734

Hit

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.537403

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.521720

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

0.85%

3.18%
-8.16%

OAB%

0.23%
4.30%
-7.49%
2A0%
5.20%
-1.52%
3.43%
2.51%
3.37%

7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
101.725415

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

9.5955 2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10
10.0000
-3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10
9.1708
9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Coli Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of C fidelity

-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
4.8105 31-Aug-10
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price i t 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing

LIQUIDATOR

Last Price - Last traded r-the-ci © price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

fed price for daily volume
m day to day

-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 7B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Leader on BP
claims points
to fraud for

slow payouts

BRIAN SKOLOFF,
Associated Press Writer
ORANGE BEACH, Ala.

BP's $20 billion fund to
compensate victims of the
Gulf oil spill has been inun-
dated with inflated or unsup-
ported claims and in some
cases, outright fraud — all
slowing down the process of
getting money to people who
need and deserve it, the
administrator of the program
says.

Kenneth Feinberg said
more than a third of the
roughly 104,000 applicants
need to do more to back up
their claims, and thousands of
claims have no documentation
at all. He added that the
amount sought in some cases
bears no resemblance to actu-
al losses, such as a fisherman's
claim for $10 million "on what
was obviously a legitimate
claim of a few thousand dol-
lars."

"People can put down on a
claims form all sorts of num-
bers," he said.

At the same time, hundreds
of claims that were initially
denied have been accepted as
Feinberg adjusts rules for
compensation, such as
whether people need to be
physically close to the spill to
get paid.

"At the beginning, it's
always rough,” said Feinberg,
an attorney who previously
oversaw claims for 9/11 vic-
tims. "Hopefully, by the end
of this program, people will
feel that the fund treated
them fairly."

Many claimants are still
waiting for checks from the
Gulf Coast Claims Facility,
which is doling out BP's mon-
ey to oil spill victims.

The Associated Press inter-
viewed dozens who say they
have received small fractions
of the compensation they
requested.

Claims have been bogged
down by the sheer volume of
requests for money as liveli-
hoods have crumbled since
the April 20 rig explosion that
killed 11 workers and spewed
more than 200 million gallons
of oil over about three
months.

"We don't have any busi-
ness left," said Sheryl Lind-
say, a beach wedding planner
who filed a claim for about
$240,000 for lost revenue from
July through December
because of cancellations.

The check she received
from the BP claims center was
for just $7,700.

Lindsay said she recently
learned that her claim will be
reviewed for possible addi-
tional payments, but she
needs money now.

She closed her coastal
Alabama office and said she
will soon file for bankruptcy.

Such complaints have “not
fallen on deaf ears," Feinberg
said.

Gain in services powers

stocks; Dow up

SETH SUTEL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Stocks surged to their high-
est level in five months Tues-
day after a report that activi-
ty in U.S. services companies
powered ahead in September,
a hopeful sign for the econo-
my's largest sector and the
country's main source of
employment.

A surprise move by the
Bank of Japan to cut its key
interest rate to virtually zero
also lifted stocks worldwide.
The dollar fell as investors
shed defensive assets, and a
gauge of U.S. stock market
volatility fell. The Institute for
Supply Management reported
that the U.S. services industry
grew slightly faster in Sep-
tember as demand from cus-
tomers improved.

It was the ninth-straight
month of expansion in ser-
vices, which have been grow-
ing at a slower pace in the
U.S. relative to the much
smaller manufacturing sector.

Traders are also hoping to
get more positive news from
the beginning of corporate
earnings reports this week
and from another key eco-
nomic indicator, the Labor
Department's monthly jobs
survey on Friday. PepsiCo
Inc. and Alcoa Inc. report
results on Thursday.

In corporate news, Mexi-
can broadcaster Grupo Tele-
visa said it would invest $1.2
billion in Univision Commu-
nications, expanding a license
deal between the Spanish-lan-
guage media heavyweights.
Televisa's U.S. shares rose 9.8
percent. The Dow Jones
industrial average rose 193.45
points, or 1.8 percent, to close
at 10,944.72.

All but one of the 30 com-
panies that make up the aver-
age rose, led by Boeing Co.
and Bank of America Corp.
American Express Co. fell
again, a day after the compa-
ny said it would fight an
antitrust lawsuit, even after
Visa and MasterCard settled
similar suits.

The Standard & Poor's 500
index rose 23.72, or 2.1 per-
cent, to 1,160.75. The index



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

broke through 1,150, a level it
hadn't traded above since
mid-May, and kept on going.

Robert Pavlik, chief mar-
ket strategist at Banyan Part-
ners LLC in New York, cit-
ed another factor in today’s
upward swing: Even when
stocks have fallen lately, the
S&P 500 has managed to stay
above 1,130, a key technical
barrier that it had broken
through on Sept. 20.

He said that has given jit-
tery investors confidence to
buy.

Cash

"A lot folks who have cash
on the sidelines are being
drawn into the market
because they don't want to be
left behind,” Pavlik says.

"T think there's potential to
get to 1,200 by the end of the
year."

The Nasdaq composite
index rose 55.31, or 2.4 per-
cent, to 2,399.83.

Other market indicators
also suggested growing con-
fidence among investors. An
index measuring the dollar
against six major currencies
fell 0.7 percent, the CBOE
Market Volatility Index fell
7.2 percent to its lowest level
since Sept. 24, and crude oil
rose $1.35 to settle at $82.82 a
barrel. In a surprise move,
Japan's central bank cut its
key interest rate target to a
range of zero to 0.1 percent,
and is looking to buy govern-
ment bonds in an effort to

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responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration
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who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of
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SIGN OF RECOVERY: In this file photograph taken July 6, 2010,
a street sign is shown near the New York Stock Exchange on
Wall Street, New York. Stocks rose Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, following
news that activity expanded in the U.S. services sector last month.
World markets also rose after the central bank of Japan surprised
investors by slashing interest rates to near Zero.

boost the faltering Japanese
economy. Japan has been
struggling with a strong cur-
rency and falling prices, and
authorities there intervened
in currency markets last
month to weaken the yen, but
the impact was short-lived.

Investors are also hoping
for more action from the Fed-
eral Reserve to boost the U.S.
economy, and got more
encouragement from remarks
by Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke late Monday.
Bernanke said the economy
could be helped by another
round of asset purchases by
the central bank, and hopes
are building that the Fed
could announce new mea-
sures at its next meeting Nov.
2 and 3.

Stocks were also trading
higher in Europe. Britain's
FTSE 100 rose 1.4 percent,
Germany's DAX index rose
1.3 percent, and France's
CAC-40 rose 2.3 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng
index rose 0.1 percent.

About five stocks rose for
every one that fell on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume came to 1.2 billion
shares.

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The Tribune



Creating great food memories

(ARA) - Your memory of
real, flavourful, fresh food is a
key tool for losing weight. At
least that's one of the intrigu-
ing claims in Bruce Weinstein
and Mark Scarbrough's new
book, “Real Food Has
Curves: How to Get off
Processed Food, Lose Weight,
and Love What You Eat."

We find pleasure in what
we eat because we stock up
those good memories of past
teal food. “You don't get a
lot of flavour depth in the
processed stuff," Scarbrough
says. “And so you don't
develop many pleasure mem-
ories from it."

In fact, real food is the key
to eating less, the authors say.
For one thing, you're satisfied
more quickly with its big
flavours. And more flavour
means more good memories.
And good memories lead us
back to real food - a loop of
health and nutrition.

Scarbrough's mom's mac-
and-cheese 1s still in his recipe
repertoire, all these years lat-
er. "She never made the
processed stuff; she only made
the real thing,” he says. "And
so I crave it, want it - and feel
wonderfully satisfied when I
eat it."

It doesn't get much more
real than dairy from Califor-
nia, a state with a rich her-
itage of producing and pro-
viding high-quality agricul-
tural products for the whole
country. What's more, 99 per
cent of Califorma dairy farms
are family-owned, many for
generations. “That's so impor-
tant to me, a child of family
farmers,” Scarbrough says.

If you're looking to make
some real memories in your
house, try this souped-up ver-
sion of mac-and-cheese from
‘Weinstein and Scarbrough's
new book.Plus, this recipe is a
simple, healthful way to start
your journey to better eating
- with good memories in every
bite.


















SKILLET

MACARONI
AND CHEESE

This isn't a baked casserole, but a skillet supper, quick and easy.
It's got lots of flavours and textures, all enhanced by real California

dairy products.

6 ounces grated California
Cheddar

2 ounces finely grated
California dry jack

1 tablespoon unsalted
California butter

1 small yellow onion,
chopped

6 ounces cremini or white
button mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons unbleached
all-purpose flour

3 cups low-fat or fat-free
California milk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced
tarragon leaves or

2 teaspoons dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper

8 ounces dried, whole wheat
pasta shells (not the large
ones for stuffing), cooked
and drained according to the
package instructions

4 cups broccoli florets and
stems

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix the Cheddar and dry jack
ina medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a large,
high-sided, oven-safe skillet.
Add the onion and cook, stirring
often, until softened, about
three minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms and
cook until they release their liq-

Makes 4 servings

uid, it comes to a simmer, and
then reduces by about 2/3,
about five minutes.

4. Sprinkle the flour over the
vegetables in the skillet. Stir
well to coat.

5. Whisk in the milk in a steady,
hin stream until creamy. Then
whisk in the mustard, tarragon,
salt and pepper. Continue
whisking until the mixture starts
‘0 bubble and the liquid thick-
ens, about three minutes.

6. Remove the skillet from the
eat. Stir in 3/4 of the mixed
cheeses until smooth. Then stir
in the cooked pasta and broc-
coli.



7. Preheat the broiler after set-
ing the rack 4 to 6 inches from
he heat source. Meanwhile,
sprinkle the remaining cheese
over the ingredients in the skil-
let. Set the skillet on the rack
and broil until light browned
and bubbling, about five min-
utes. (If your skillet has a plas-
ic or wooden handle, make
sure it sticks outside the oven,
out from under the broiler, so
he handle doesn't melt.) Cool
ive to 10 minutes before dish-

ing up.







For more California dairy
recipes, visit www.realcaliforni-
amilk.com.



ust a few images of what, we
the Bahamas, looked like
40...50...60 years in the past.

BY ROLAND ROSE

June 1953 local sailors put on the Coronation
Regatta. Work boats Snipe class and Star
class all competed, overlooked by the SS
Florida and the old British Colonial Hilton.



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triumphs the

Runway To

Tn el ae

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

Fashion week ultimate designer

competition, Theodore Sealy won
over the judges with his skillful
design label called "Theodore Elyett”.

The competition was held on Sunday,
October 3 at Mario's Bowling and Enter-
tainment Palace.

‘With less than two months until the
biggest nmway show to hit the Bahamian
shores, Mode Iles LTD, producers of the
award winning Islands of the World Fashion
‘Week (IWF W) created this designer compe-
tition for novice designers based in the
Bahamas. The competition, Runway to
Fashion Week is loosely based on Ameri-
ca's "Project Runway” and was created to
involve local designers and gradually expose
their talent to a larger market.

This two part event featured five talented
designers, showcasing three to five of their
designs before a panel of local fashion icons,
who scored and had a chance to critique
their work.

Each of the designers presented a newly
created “cultural fashion" design, encom-
passing indigenous elements. At the end of
the intense competition, the winner,
Theodore Sealy received fabric courtesy of
Bahama Handprints to showcase a line of
five to ten garments at the Islands of the
‘World Fashion Show and the chance of a
lifetime to attend one of the world's most
prestigious schools of fashion design, by way
of the" Harl Taylor Fashion Scholarship."

Mr Sealy is a recent recipient of the
Junior Achievement Bahamas Recognition
of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement
in Fashion Design and Entrepreneurial
Skills Award.

The twenty six year old is also a multi-tal-
ented young man with varied skills in the
fashion industry which includes; Fashion
Illustration, Fashion Apparel Production,

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Fashion Show Production, Fashion Styling
and Beauty Management.

Mr Sealy said his fashion portfolio dates
back to 1998 when he emerged as a 13 year
old award winning designer. Since then, he
has built a portfolio in Nassau, New York
and Toronto Canada.

His design label is named Theodore
Elyett and he entered the Runway to Fash-
ion Week Challenge to not only showcase
his creative design abilities, but to also
climb one step closer to compelling his goal
of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Design via
the Harl Taylor Bag Scholarship.

The remaining designers included first
runner up Rudolph Brown Jr, he is a Nassau
based fashion designer and make-up artist.
In 2002, he attended Savannah College of
Art and Design where he received an Asso-
ciate degree in Fashion Design and B.A. in
Fashion Marketing and Design from Ameri-
can Intercontinental University in Decem-
ber 2009. Mr Brown has been sewing
designs for about thirteen years throughout

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end areca

VIE-REVIEW

The Social Network

By JASON DONALD

STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg
Andrew Garfield
Justin Timberlake

THE digital age has been a
quandary of sorts for filmmakers. In
real life, almost everyone these days
has their head shoved into a laptop or
handheld every five minutes — a trend
that doesn’t really translate to the
screen. With this in mind, director
David Fincher’s The Social Network

TO DISCUSS STORIE

focusses on the online phenomena of
Facebook with an approach that’s
closer to the dialogue-heavy dramas
of the seventies than anything from
the 21st century.

Jesse Eisenberg is Mark Zucker-
berg, a brilliant, socially aloof Har-
vard student, whose hacking of the
institution’s database leads to the idea
of a social networking site with a dif-
ference.

Zuckerberg and his buddy Eduardo
Saverin (Garfield), both on the fringes
of Harvard’s party scene, spend their

Brat Theodore Sealy {back right) and his tere en

free time rattling out lines of code in
a bid for their creation to take off.
And take off it does, albeit with a
price.

Choosing to skim over the techni-
calities of an Internet business, The
Social Network concentrates more on
recrimination, finger-pointing and the
legal minefield that rapid success can
bring.

“The Facebook” (its original
moniker) gathers momentum at a
frightening pace and no one, least of
all its seemingly unfazed founder,
seems to be able to keep tabs on the
wreckage it leaves behind.

Eisenberg’s star is rising fast and
this performance is sure to elevate
him to the A-list. He manages to

THIS PAGE L

ONE of the models for
Theodore Sealy makes her



make a cold, difficult and arguably
calculating protagonist someone that
you can’t help but root for. And there
1s strong support for Spiderman-to-
be Garfield, as well as an impressive-
ly sinister turn by Justin Timberlake
as Napster founder Sean Parker.

All are aided by a dynamite seript
by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing
fame, based on the book The Acci-
dental Billionaires, which keeps even
routine exposition tension filled.

The Social Network could easily
have fallen into a trap of fast cuts and
split screens in a bid to please a young
audience. Instead, Fincher has crafted
a smart, mature, effortlessly enter-
taining drama and one of the top
movies of 2010 so far.

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OCT 4 - OCT 14

2nd Annual
Shakespeare In
Paradise Theatre

Festival

¢ Shakespeare in Par-
adise hosts its 2nd annual
Theatre Festival with eight
major stage productions,
including a Bahamianised
version of the Shakespeare
play “A Midsummer
Night's Dream”, Telcine
Turner's “Woman Take
Two”, “God's Trom-
bones”, “One Flesh”, “Dat
Bahamian Ting” and “The
‘World is My Home - The
Life of Paul Robeson”.
The full schedule of all
productions is posted on
the festival's website at
http://shakespearempar-
adise.org. Reserve tickets
via email at: tix@shake-
speareinparadise.orgor call
393-3728, 394-7179 or 431-
7197.

OCT 4-6
Shakespeare in
Paradise: A One
Man Show &

Discounted Tickets

¢ The critically-
acclaimed Broadway-style
show, “The World is My
Home - The Life of Paul
Robeson" is written and
performed by
Actor/Writer/Comedian,
Stogie Kenyatta who was
classically-trained at the
Afro American Studio in
Harlem, the Henry St Set-
tlement and Al Fann The-
atrical Ensemble. Paul
Robeson was the son of a
preacher who transcended
race and dreamed for a col-
orblind society.

He spoke out against the
Holocaust, visited Warsaw
ghettos in Poland and co-
founded the OAU (Organ-
isation for African Unity)
with WEB Dubois. Three
shows are held at the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas. On the first
night, tickets are only $5,
specially discounted from
the normal $25 price
through a sponsorship by
the US Embassy Nassau.
Tickets are available at
The Dundas Centre for the
Performing Arts from 10
am - 4 pm Mon-Sat.

OCT 8 - OCT 10
Fam Fest 2010

* Don't miss this year's
Fam Fest at Fort Charlotte
under the theme “Believe.”
Concert features special
guests Papa San, Marvin
‘Winans Jr And Sherwin
Gardner, as well as artists
such as Christian Massive,
Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx



OCT 9 - SATURDAY
“Harmony For
The Home” Concert

* Sheraton Nassau
Resort hosts “Harmony for
The Home”, a concert with
a mix of stars including
Novi, Nita, Terez, KB,
Geno D, Funky D, Visage,
Sosa Man, Sammie Star, Ta
Da and more. Telephone:
356-5312, 302-3950 or 702-
4127.

OCT 16 - SATURDAY
3rd Annual
Camperdown
Plant Sale

¢ Don't miss one of the
biggest and best plant sales
of the year with bargains
galore and a wide variety
of plants at reasonable
prices, including ferns,
palms, shrubs, tree,
bromeliads, orchids and so
much more! Gates open
9am on Soursop Street,
Camperdown.





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By PATRICIA GLINTON-
MEICHOLAS

oc ‘ho would
Wie known
such artistry

could be created from a
plain wax Crayola cray-
on!” This was Kelley
Knowles’ “Aha!”
moment regarding the
medium that has
recently become the
focus of her attention
and not only yields
colour, but also pro-
vides the form and sub-
stance and, in fact, the
very raison d'etre of her
first solo exhibition.

It is a maiden exposition
which demonstrates much
promise and the birthing of an
individualism, which, if taken
at the flood and encouraged,
can one day create a space for
Ms Knowles in the pantheon
of Bahamian art.

There are two pieces, espe-
cially, that could well be
auguries of a passion and com-
mitment that could lead to
greatness, if these buds of a
unique voice are nurtured to
full bloom.

The title of Ms Knowles’
show (October 1-11, 2010),
“No Acrylics! No Oil!, demon-
strates the honest forthright-
ness and desire for self-deter-
mination that has been char-
acteristic of the works of sev-
eral emerging Bahamian artists
of late. Fresh from the presti-
gious art schools, which have
had the good sense to admit-
nay, even solicit-young
Bahamians into their august
precincts, they are willing, like
our nursery hero Humpty
Dumpty, to defy the conven-
tions and reshape the world to
suit their special communica-
tion needs. For this brave first
effort, Kelley has all but retired
the acrylics and cast out the
oils that have long defined
Bahamian art.

An alumna of the distin-
guished Pratt Institute, New
York City, from which she
holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Sculpture, Ms Knowles
explains the reasons for the
divorce from the twin tyros of
Bahamian visual arts and her
engagement with a medium of
which most of us have asked
little more than to stay decent-
ly within the lines of our shaky
prepubescent artistic sallies.

“Fascination with both self
exploration and self limit min-
istered in the creation of this
body of work. I began the col-
lection with no expectations at
all but those of myself. The
medium crayon was secondary
to the work's conceptual con-
tent and value. It did not take
me long to realise the true
beauty of works with crayon,”
Knowles said.

“Tn order to build and recon-
struct, I first deconstructed and
manipulated the crayon from
its original form. I love the
idea of stripping an object of its
importance and principle to
create originality. Process
became imperative to the cre-
ation of each piece. I cut, grat-
ed, crushed, melted, carved
and glued the crayons to
achieve the results I desired.”

“No Acrylics! No Oil”! fills
the ground and first floors of
Knowles' two-storey studio
space. Those entering the
gallery will be immediately
arrested by “Papa”, the huge
portrait of her paternal grand-
father, whom the family
recently lost. Those who knew
Conrad Knowles well will find

Young
Bahamian
explores
Crayola
crayons as
medium for
serious art







Theodore Sealy
wins Runway to
Fashion Week








it highly appropriate that he
still functions as host of the
event. Defined by an old world
gentility and gracious speech,
Conrad nevertheless dominat-
ed any gathering in which he
found himself because of his
always evident pride in being
Bahamian, irrepressible good
humour, wide knowledge and
gift for telling a good story.

Also on this floor, many will
be impressed by the evidence
of the intense effort that would
have gone into the creation of
“Extravaganza” and “Nassau
Grouper”, but a close exami-
nation will lead to a greater
appreciation for “Celebrate!”
on the opposite wall. Here one
begins to discern more painter-
ly energy and deeper meaning.

On the floor above, Knowles
mostly abandons the substance
of crayons for sculpting and
draws mostly on their colour
in the manner of paint. In con-
trast to the ground-floor dis-
plays, these works depend
more on standard figuration
and, here, the artist's declared
goal is to capture motion,
rhythm and expression. The
pieces that stand out from this
lot are “Get Low” and “Pretty
Brown Eyes”, which best
realise her intent. As with the
pieces downstairs, here and
there one can see areas that
are still at the beginning of the
artistic journey.

As the old Bahamian apho-
rism says, “last man, best
bone.” We come now to the
two small canvases that are, in
this writer's opinion, the stars
of the show. Like old money,
the two “Hope for Haiti”
paintings hang so quietly at the
tum of the stairs onto the land-
ing, they might, at first, be
missed by those to whom the
tour of an art exhibition is a
contest of speed consumption
rather than a sensual explo-
ration to capture and savour
nuances of line, texture, shad-
ing and feeling.

Ms Knowles said that the
works are her reactions to
images of earthquake-devas-
tated Haiti and the plight of
Haiti's children. With remark-
able perceptiveness for one so
young and full of life, Knowles
saw not just loss in their faces,
but incipient joy and hope.

Kelley Knowles, with an
almost hushed awe, has
learned and acknowledges the
mystical in the production of
art, a marriage between the
demands of good training, per-
sonal inspiration and skill and
the inexpressible-the spiritual
that steps in and lifts a work
beyond the humdrum and
sometimes speaks instantly to
one's inner being. Maybe the
“Hope for Haiti” works should
be a little hidden away; their
worth must be teased out and
courted. Here are two shy but
lovely maidens-not brazen,
hotly-coloured hussies, whose
easily attained wares as quick-
ly pall and sometimes appall
in the brave new world of con-

temporary art.
Knowles notes: “The most
intriguing part of working with

the crayon was that each cray-
on determined the work's
final result. It was impossible
to control each crayon exactly
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Thomas ready to ‘pop’ another big performance

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

EW DELHI,
India — He was
the last member
of the track
team to arrive
in the Games Village. But hav-
ing made the necessary adjust-
ments to his environment, high
jumper Donald Thomas said
he’s ready to pop another big
performance at the XIX Com-
monwealth Games.

“Since I got here, I’ve been
trying to get ready,” Thomas
stressed. “I like the facilities.
Everything is going good.
Everything is up to par. I’m just
getting ready to compete.”

Like everybody else, Thomas
said when he arrived here on
Sunday (missing the colourful

Fountain, Russell into quarters

opening ceremonies) he was
shocked with what he saw.

“After hearing on the news
the false allegations, as I stay
here, I haven’t had a problem.
The facilities are nice, the place
where we are staying is nice.
Everything is nice to me and
according to everybody else on
the Bahamas team.”

Having finished shy of a
medal in Melbourne, Australia,
where he made his debut on
the international scene with a
fourth place finish in 2006,
Thomas said his goal this time
around is to get the gold.

“[’m just going to go out
there and have some fun and
represent my country to the
best of my ability,” he said. “T
also hope to come home with
the gold medal. I’m not feeling
any pressure. I just have to go
out there and do what I know I



READY: Donald Thomas.

should do and I know I can be
successful.”

Dating back to the days of
the double connection with
Troy Kemp and the late Ian
Thompson, Thomas will be

competing with fellow Bahami-
an Trevor Barry when the high
jump preliminaries begin on
Thursday.

“T’m hoping the best for him,
just as I’m hoping for the best
for me,” Thomas said. “Hope-
fully the two of us will be on
the podium. I don’t know what
he’s been doing, but I can speak
on behalf. I’m sure that if I go
out there and do what I’m sup-
posed to do, I should be victo-
rious.”

The final for the high jump is
set for Sunday.

Head track coach Fritz Grant
said that with the arrival of
Thomas, the team is now com-
plete and the focus is on them
all going out there and per-
forming at their best.

“We have the full troops in
now that Donald is in town. I
spoke with him and he seemed

to be confident of his chances in
the high jump competition,”
said Grant, who along with
manager Roosevelt Thompson
had their final team meeting on
Monday.

“This team is really focused
and real loose and their training
sessions have been very pro-
ductive. Now that competition
will begin tomorrow, you’re
looking for them to go through
the rounds and advance as eas-
ily as possible and just compete
and try to improve each round.

“That is going to be the key
to make the finals. You have
to get better with each round,
not just come out and run fast
in the heats and the second
round, your times drop. We’re
trying to get them to manage
their times effectively and they
stay focused and relaxed.”

Grant said there’s no doubt

that this team will produce
some outstanding perfor-
manices.

“Once they would have done
their best, I would give God the
praise and thanks,” he stated.
“But the synergy on this team is
outstanding and I think the
BOC’s decision to bring us here
early has enabled us to get
acclimatized to the heat.

“Everybody has made the
adjustment, they are accus-
tomed to the food and so
tomorrow (today), we’re just
looking to start off with a bang
in the competition.”

Today, three male sprinters -
national champion Adrian Grif-
fith, Rodney Green and Jamial
Rolle - are expected to line up
in the preliminaries of the
100m. Christine Amertil is also
slated to open up in the wom-
en's 400m prelims.

The only female athletes,
Eve and Amertil have a

e Marvin Rolle comes
from behind for victory

¢ Devin Mullings and
Rodney Carey Jr lose

¢ Rolle, Mullings
fall in doubles

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

NEW DELHI, India — Nikkita
Fountain and Larikah Russell made
their women’s doubles match look
so easy that it took some of the bur-
den off their three weary male coun-
terparts, who had a rough time in
their opening singles matches yes-
terday at the XIX Commonwealth
Games.

Although Marvin Rolle was the
only one successful in staying alive
with his come-from-behind 2-6, 6-
1, 6-0 win over Thangarajah
Dineshkanthan of Sri Lanka, the
concern was how well he, Devin
Mullings and Rodney Carey Jr
would play coming off the jet lag.

As it turned out, Mullings suf-
fered some cramps during his match
and he went down in two sets to the
top seed Somdev Devvarman of
India 6-4, 6-2 and Carey Jr fell vic-
tim to Scotland’s Jamie Murray 6-2,
7-5.

“T had a rough day, just coming
off two long flights, one from Nas -
sau to London and then from Lon-
don here,” said Carey Jr, who got
off the flight, headed to the hotel
and had to rush right back out to
the tennis stadium to compete yes-
terday.

“T kind of expected it, but I just
wanted to go out there and give it
my best. Considering what I had to
do, I think I did a pretty good job. I
didn’t play my best, but I was real
happy,” he said.

Carey Jr, Rolle and Mullings all
encountered visa problems which
prevented them from coming into
India earlier so that they could get
acclimatized.

But despite getting knocked out
before he could really enjoy the
atmosphere of the games, Carey said
he’s just “delighted to be here to
represent my country and get the
experience out of it.”

Mullings, playing in his first match
since he arrived on Sunday, admit-
ted that the jet lag finally caught up
with him. The south-paw with the
power-packed forehand surprising-
ly jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in
the first set and extended it to 4-1,
but as the fatigue started to settle in,
Devvarman started to bear down
and he kept Mullings on the run.

Eventually, after Devvarman took
the first set, Mullings had to seek
some medical attention for his hip
and legs. But he managed to shake it
off and came out strong to hold
serve in the first game of the sec-
ond set.

However, Devvarman stepped it
up a notch and while favouring his

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legs, Mullings was unable to contin-
ue to play at the high level that he
did in the first set.

“Tt just came down to the physi-
cality of it,” said Mullings, who was
hoping to keep his winning streak
going against Devvarman.

“T was hitting the ball, I was dic-
tating and I won the first three
games of the first set. But at 4-1, we
had a couple long points and my
body just gave way. I guess I was so
tired from the long trip. Plus it was
hot out there. He’s a survivor and he
battled for every point. I hit the ball
cleanly, but I couldn’t maintain it.
He wore me down,” he said.

Mullings said he needed a little
more rest because he didn’t have
any legs left. “It was disappointing
because I was on top. I was leading
him,” he said.

After falling behind in the first
set, Marvin Rolle was able to regain
his composure and he easily took
the next two sets to secure the win
over Dineshkanthan.

“It was good. I had a rough start
at the match, but I was confident
that I could come back,” he said. “I
was just beating myself. So I settled
down a little and I came out with
the victory.

“After losing the first set, I start-
ed to put the ball on the court. I
used my slice more than my fore-
hand. I allowed him to make more
of the mistakes. But I’m feeling bet-
ter now that I won,” said Rolle.

Rolle will now prepare to play
No.7 seed Josh Goodall of England,
who knocked off Gavin Manders of
Bermuda 6-2, 6-2. Their match will
be played today.

Before the day was done, Rolle
and Mullings also teamed up to play
in the men’s doubles. However, they
didn't have anything left in the tank
and went down 6-4, 6-2 to the
Wales’ team of Chris Lewis and Mil-
ton Josh.

In the women’s doubles, Foun-
tain and Russell needed just 35 min-
utes to dispose of Tiriata Keeba and
Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati, 6-1, 6-0.

No match for their opponents,
Fountain said they missed pulling
off the double bagel when she
missed two returns and Russell said
she missed one at 4-0 in the first
set.

Nevertheless, Fountain said: “It
was a good match for us to start off
with. ’m not sure who we will have
in the next round, but it was a good
warm up match for us. We didn’t
have that much pressure on us, so I
was happy it was just the first
round.”

Russell, on the other hand, said it
was really funny because “one of
the women was running from the
ball.” “We just wanted to try to get
over it as quickly as we could.”

They will now go on to play the
top ranked Australian team of
Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Eliz-
abeth Peers in the quarterfinals.

Russell is also still alive in the
women's singles, having easily dis-
posed of Keeba in the first round.
She is scheduled to play her second
round match today.

On hand to watch the matches
yesterday were BOC’s secretary
general Rommel Knowles, chef de
mission Roy Colebrooke and deputy
chef de mission Tim Munnings.



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BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

NEW DELHI, India — As the only
two females on the track and field
team, Lavern Eve and Christine Amer-
til know that a lot will be riding on
their shoulders at the XIX Common-
wealth Games.

But the two veteran competitors who
are rooming together at the Games
Village have indicated that they are
looking forward to the challenge.

While Eve, competing in her fourth
and final Commonwealth Games,
won’t compete until Friday in the
javelin, Amertil will be participating
in her third games starting today in the
400m.

Since arriving here with the male-
loaded team since Monday, both com-
petitors have indicated that they have
been taking advantage of the accom-
modations and getting themselves
ready to compete.

“So far, my experience here has been
very good. It has exceeded all expec-
tations,” she said. “So I don’t know.
You can’t be listening to the media.
You have to see for yourself. But it
has been put together really well. This
is the best Commonwealth Games I’ve
been so far.”

For Amertil, it’s nothing out of the
ordinary, but said the proximity of the
training facilities has made this one
very special. “Being right here in the
village and not having to go through
the hectic traffic out there has been
really nice,” she said. “We get to see
everybody, which makes it a lot easier
to prepare yourself.”

As she gets set to compete, Eve said
she is confident of winning a medal.
“Tf I put everything together on that
one day, I know I can do it,” insisted
Eve, who will be among a record 17
competitors in the preliminaries.

“My hopes are high and I guess one
thing I say is that I can rely on my expe-
rience. So on that day, I’m just hoping
and praying and go out there and do
my best.”

And to be able to achieve that feat,
Eve said she feels it will take at least a
throw of 58 or 59 metres to step up on
the medal podium.

“From practice the other day, ’m
right there. I haven’t had that many
meets. I had two this year and they
were well below par because of
injuries,” she pointed out. “Now I’m
in a better condition and the injury is
not 100 per cent, but it’s under con-
trol.

“Not competing, sometimes it takes
a while for you to see where you are,
especially in javelin. Any event that
has rhythm or is very technical, some-
times you have to do a few meets for
things to come together,” she said.
“Hopefully when I compete, I can put
it together and let one fly.”

In preparation for her performance,
Amertil said she has gone through her
normal workout routine, got a lot of
stretches, rested quite a bit and made

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UP FOR CHALLENGE: Lavern Eve.

sure that she wasn’t going to get over-
whelmed in any way.

“T’m just hoping to go out there and
run well,” Amertil projected. “I’ve had
a long season, starting with indoors.
But I’m feeling pretty good now, so
I’m hoping that will carry through for
the next three rounds.”

Amertil, however, noted that the
Australians are at an advantage as they
have just started their season and the
British started late as well just so they
can be ready for the games.

Although they are the only two
females on the team, Eve said she
understands why some of the others
are not here because it’s extremely late
in the season to have the games.

“IT would like to have seen them here
for company sake, but those things hap-
pen,” she said. “Me and Christine get
along very well. We’ve roomed togeth-
er before when I’m not with Jackie
(Edwards). But she’s very adventur-
ous, so I’m definitely going to be hang-
ing on her coat.”

Since they hooked up in 2000 at the
Sydney Olympic Games, Amertil said
whenever the opportunity presents
itself, she always tries to stay connect-
ed with Eve.

“We’re pretty much sisters and we’ve
roomed together for a while,” she said.
“Being the only two females on the
team, we’ve been doing our training
together and encouraging each other.

“So we will be rooting for each oth-
er, as well as the guys. But it’s good to
have another female here along with
me. It would have been nice to have
some of the others, but I understand
their choices and I know they have
done what is best for them.”

Eve said while Amertil will be the
first out of the gate, she will be in the
stands rooting for her because she’s
confident that she will be able to get
into the final. More than that, Eve said
she’s looking for both of them to be
on the medal dais.

“T’ve seen the rest of the team, espe-
cially the men, training and I wish them
the very best,” Eve said. “I know that
the Bahamas will get a number of
medals. So I’m hoping that one of them
is mine and the other is Christine’s.”



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Judo: Elaina brings
home two bronze

ELAINA Cuffy led the
Bahamian team to win two
bronze medals — one at the
Pan-American Infantile
Championships and the other
at the Panama Open - last
weekend.

Elaina is 11 years old and
fights in the +52 Kg category.
She defeated the Panaman-
ian champion with ippon
(instant win) throws on the
way to both victories. Her
other matches were close and
she narrowly missed a silver in
both tournaments.

"Tam very excited to begin
training again,” she said after
her first international tourna-
ment. "We train a lot and it is
fun, and I know that I won
because of it.”

Team captain Tajaro Hud-
son also turned in an impres-
sive performance, throwing
the Puerto Rican champion
for ippon in seconds in the
56kg under-13 category. He
lost in the medal round to the

Detroit

Pistons to
be sold

DETROIT (AP) — The
Detroit Pistons have found a
new owner and he knows
Motor City sports.

The Pistons have decided
to sell the team to Detroit
Tigers and Detroit Red
Wings owner Mike Mitch, a
person involved with the
process said Tuesday. The
person, who spoke to The
Associated Press on the con-
dition of anonymity because
of a confidentiality agree-
ment, said both sides were
negotiating financial terms.

Forbes last year valued the
team at $479 million, but a
weak economy, the threat of
an NBA lockout next year
and a motivated seller —
Karen Davidson — likely
mean the price is lower.

Ilitch Holdings spokes-
woman Jennifer Haselhuhn
said the organisation signed a
nondisclosure agreement ear-
lier this year and cannot com-
ment.

Mayor Dave Bing, former
Pistons star, said Tuesday
"the deal is not done, but we
remain optimistic.”

Tlitch, the Little Caesars
pizza mogul, has said he was
motivated to buy the Pistons
in part to make sure another
buyer didn't move the NBA
club out of town.

If the sale goes through, the
81-year-old Ilitch would be
the only person to own and
control teams in three of
North America's four major
professional leagues.

Ted Turner once owned
the Atlanta Braves, Hawks
and Thrashers.

Bahamas well
represented at Pan-
American Infantile
Championships
and Panama Open

US, ending up in fifth place.

"Iam disappointed,” said
Tajaro. "I made a gripping
error and my opponent, who
was very good, got me.”

This was Tajaro's second
time at the Pan-American
Juveniles and first as team
captain. "Being team captain
is great, I got to warm up the
team and give them advice on
their strategies against their
opponents."

Artio McPhee (-31 Kg) and
Andrew Munnings (-34 Kg)
performed well in all of their
matches but lost to more
experienced opponents.



TEAM BAHAMAS: Elaina Cuffy (wearing medal) led the Bahamian team to win two bronze medals at the Pan-American Infantile Championships

and the Panama Open.

Coach D’Arcy Rahming,
also president of the Bahamas
Judo Federation, said the pro-
gramme “has definitely

improved.

"We concentrated on
movement and footsweeps for
preparation. The summer was

grips and groundwork. Now
I can see that we really need
to concentrate on improving
core strength,” he added.

For more information on
Bahamas Judo, contact the
headquarters at (242) 364-
6773.

Problems mount as organisers
consider free ticket release

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) — The
empty stadiums that have
marred the first two days of
competition at the crisis-hit
Commonwealth Games may
be filled by children and the
underprivileged given free
tickets if attendance doesn't
improve.

After weeks of problems
and delays in a wide range of
areas in the buildup to the
games, the sporting events are
starting to grab some focus in
New Delhi with host India
winning five gold medals on
Tuesday and England win-
ning its first two in the pool.

But the problems persisted
outside of competition. Work-
ers were rushing to relay turf
on the infield and try to clean
up Sunday's opening ceremo-
ny at Jawaharlal Nehru Sta-
dium so it’s ready in time for
the athletics programme to
start Wednesday.

Police scoured the athletes
village after an anonymous
bomb threat, but it was later
confirmed as a hoax. Author-
ities said a 16-year-old local
boy had been cautioned after
calling the police from a
mobile telephone and claim-
ing that a bomb had been
placed in the village.

Against the background of
bungling, many of the venues
across the city remained near-
ly empty, prompting local
organisers to admit that they



GOLD GLORY: Scotland’s Robert Renwick celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle final
during the Commonwealth Games at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Center on Tuesday.



are considering giving away
free tickets.

"We are working on the
children from schools.
Already steps are being taken
in that direction,” local organ-
ising committee chairman

India dominates 2nd day of tennis

NEW DELHI (AP) —

Former No. 1-ranked dou-
bles pair Leander Paes and
Mahesh Bhupathi com-
bined to beat Sri Lanka's
Dineshkanthan Thangara-
jah and Amresh Jayawick-
reme 6-3, 6-3 as India's ten-
nis players continued their

dominance on day two of

the Commonwealth Games
competition.

In other matches,
Somdev Devvarman defeat-

ed Devin Mullings of

Bahamas 6-4, 6-2 in the first
round of men's singles,

while the women's pair of

Nirupama Sanjeev and Poo-
jashree Venkatesha beat



Irufa Mahir and Maleela
Solih of Maldives 6-0, 6-1.

With Tuesday's victories,
India has won seven of its
eight matches so far.

Match

The most anticipated
match of the day was the
men's doubles with the
Indians outright favorites.
Paes and Bhupathi,
estranged friends who come
together only while repre-
senting India, were greeted
with thunderous cheers by
some 1,000 spectators in the
5,600 seat R.K. Khanna sta-
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Although the scoreline
suggested an easy victory,
the Sri Lankans made the
Indians struggle, especially
in the second set when their
serve was broken only in
the seventh game.

Bhupathi and Paes had
last teamed up for the Davis
Cup match on September
19 when they beat Brazil's
Marcelo Melo and Bruno
Soares in India's 3-2 win.

Stil Bhupathi appeared
stiff on Tuesday, and
appeared to struggle with
his serve. Paes was brilliant
with his interceptions and
his trademark backhand
defensive flick.

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Suresh Kalmadi said Tuesday
at a news conference that was
sometimes farcical. "And also
from the low level of society.”

While Indian shooters were
busy winning the country's
first gold medal of the games,
the leaders of the local organ-
ising committee were sitting
alongside the heads of the
Commonwealth Games Fed-
eration and faced the media
for the first time since the
event opened.

Kalmadi was confident that
the glitches from the first day
of competition on Monday
had been solved overnight,
saying that the transportation
issues were dealt with and the
addition of ticket booths at
all venues would lead to big-
ger crowds.

"As of today, things are all
right,” said Kalmadi, who also
mistakenly noted that "Prince
Diana" had attended the
opening ceremony before cor-
recting himself and identifying
Prince Charles and the
Duchess of Cornwall as the
attendees.

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the person who officially
declared the games open.
Diana died in a car crash in
1997. Despite the optimism
shown by Kalmadi, Com-
monwealth Games Federa-
tion President Michael Fen-
nell said his organisation still
had a number of concerns.

"There are some issues that
we had to deal with and we
have assigned those issues to
various people to correct,"
Fennell said. "And we're
expecting that those will be
corrected during the course
of the day.”

New scales were used for
the belated weigh-in before
boxing competition started
Tuesday. Athletes and coach-
es were upset when the scales
used Monday were found to
be giving incorrect readings,
forcing some boxers to take
desperate, unnecessary
attempts to shed weight.

Organising committee sec-
retary-general Lalit Bhanot
said it had been "rectified"
and "There's no problem at
all."

The 19th edition of the
Commonwealth Games have
been plagued by construction
delays, allegations of corrup-
tion and security worries, but
with 18 gold medals awarded
Tuesday and now 26 overall,
much of the focus has now
turned to sports.

India picked up two in
shooting and three in Greco-



Roman wrestling on Tuesday,
with Abhinav Bindra and
Gagan Narang starting the
rush with victory in the men's
10-meter air rifle pairs event.

"It was always important
for us to do well on home
ground,” Bindra said. "It
gives us a good start and
hopefully, we will have many
more medals in the coming
days.”

Ravindere Singh won the
64-kilogram class in Greco-
Roman wrestling, Sanjay
claimed the 74-kg gold and
Anil Kumar won the 96-kg
event.

Australian wrestler Has-
sene Fkiri was disqualified for
making a rude gesture after
losing to Kumar, giving Kako-
ma Hugues Bella-Lufu of
South Africa the silver and
Eric Fuenekes of Canada the
bronze. Bella-Lufu beat
Fuenekes in what was sup-
posed to be the bronze-medal
match.

Singapore claimed two
shooting gold medals when
Swee Hon Lim and Bin Gai
won the men's 50-meter pistol
pairs event and Xiang Wei
Jasmine and Agilah Sudhir
won the 50-meter rifle pairs.

In track cycling, Australia
won the men's and women's
time trial races and the men's
pursuit. Olympic champion
Anna Meares won the wom-
en's 500-meter time trial in
33.758 seconds, Scott Sunder-
land took the men's 1-kilo-
meter time trial in 1:01.411.

Jack Bobridge won the
4,000 meters individual pur-
suit.

England won its first two
gold medals of the games in
the swimming pool. Francesca
Halsall beat world champion
Marieke Guehrer of Australia
in the women's 50-meter but-
terfly, and world champion
Liam Tancock won the men's
50 backstroke.

Also, Leiston Pickett gave
Australia its fourth gold of
the six-day swimming meet
by winning the women's 50-
meter breaststroke and
Robert Renwick won Scot-
land's first gold with a victory
in the 200 freestyle.

Australia won the women's
team gymnastics gold for the
fourth time in a row and led
the medal standings after two
days with nine gold medals
and 23 overall. India was in
second place with 11 overall.

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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 EIGHTDIEINPLANECRASH C M Y K C M Y K V olume: 106 No.264WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SHOWERS, T-STORM HIGH 88F LOW 80F Flight falls into Lake Killarney moments after leaving airport The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST BAHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W www.tribune242.com By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter m reynolds@tribunemedia.net HORROR unfolded as a f light to San Salvador crashed moments after take-off from the Lynden P indling International Airp ort claiming the lives of all e ight people on board yesterday. S moke was seen steam ing from the left engine of the Cessna 402 as it left the E xecutive Flight Support runway just after 12.30pm. Air Traffic Control officialsi n the control tower informed pilot Nelson Hanna of the smoke just before his plane crashed into then earby lake. Taxi driver Chuck Far rington said he saw the air p lane takeoff and turn on its side as if to return to the runway when the nineseater passenger plane d ropped directly into Lake Killarney on the eastern side of Coral HarbourR oad. Mr Farrington and the woman driver in front of him pulled over as soon as t hey saw the plane crash into the water and attempted to stop passing traffic ash e called 911. A car with about four men inside then cames peeding towards the scene of the crash and another man ran towards the wreck age on foot, Mr Farrington said. He stood by the lakeside as Nassau Airport Development (NAD William Bethel waded out in around 3ft deep water to the wrecked plane around a quarter of a mile from the shore. It was a nasty scene, a terrible scene, Mr Bethel said. Everybodys legs, arms and necks were broken, s pines were broken, heads g ashed open. There was no chance of survival; they died on impact. Just one of the eight men on board was found breath i ng as the remaining seven bodies were hauled from the wreckage and received b y emergency crews. T he living man was lifted into an ambulance to be t aken to Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH attempts to save him proved fruitless as he was pro-n ounced dead on arrival. The remaining seven men were pronounced dead at the scene. It was just fellas floating in the water, said a pilot who had rushed out to help. They probably died on impact, but some of the guys were missing bodyp arts and covered in gashes a nd wounds from where they probably got bounced around in the cabin. D ozens of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDFt o the mangled plane on small watercraft within min utes of the crash, as dozens m ore police officers arrived as well as emergency crews from the Nassau Airport Development company( NAD), Civil Aviation Department, and crime scene investigators. Assistant Superintendent Hulan Hanna said all crews moved quickly to secure the area and pick through the wreckage. He praised their thorough and immediate response. He also confirmed the pilot and six remaining passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. All eight men were in SEE page 12 A TERRIBLESCENE (TOP The remains of the Cessna 402 can be seen on the surface of Lake Killarney. ( ABOVE ) Emergency services at the scene of the crash, in which eight people died. (LEFT) A body is removed after yesterdays crash. Nassau Airport Development (NAD Bethel said: It was a nasty scene, a terrible scene. Felip Major /Tribune staff WARNING OVER SAFETY RISKS OF UN AUTHORISED CHAR TER OPERATORS PAGETWO VIS A GE SOUND ENGINEER DIES IN PLANE CRASH P AGETWO HIGHTENSIONDURINGWAITFOR NEW SOFLOVEDONES PAGETHREE MAN A CCUSED OF THREATENING LIFE OF SENIOR POLICE OFFICER P AGEFIVE INSIDE

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net CIVIL aviation authorities are urging Bahamians to take heed of the safety risks when flying with unauthorised charter operators. Inspector Delvin Major, accident investigator with the Civil Aviation Authority, said the Acklins Blue aircraft that crashed yesterday killing eight passengers wasn ot an authorised charter operator. This is what can happen when y ou fly with hackers, said Inspector Major. It can happen again. The holiday weekend is coming up, so Bahamians should take heed, he said. Inspector Major said the pilot N elson Hanna had a valid commercial pilots licence; however, his company was not authorisedto operate charter. Hacking has become a part of aviation culture, according to some members of the industry. They claim aviation professionals and government regulators are per petuating the lax culture, because it is more convenient and cheaper. Authorities have accused passengers of colluding with pilots to evade the authorities. Flights by hackers are cheaper because they do not pay commercial liability insurance, do not spend money on approved maintenance programmes for their aircraft, do not spend money on pilot training programmes, and are not h eld to the same standards, said Inspector Major. Tribune sources say government employees, including island administrators, government ministers and police officers frequently utilise unauthorised charters. One senior pilot said passengers are not the only ones enabling the practice. He said once passengers see the companies operating they believe civil aviation is regulating the industry and assume the c ompanies are legitimate. Staff from the Department of Culture said they knew the pilot and company owner Nelson Hanna well, because the department used his company frequently for culture events in the family islands. A Tribune source also alleges that the National Insurance Board had a contract with Acklins Blue and the aircraft flew government people all of the time. The Acklins Blue website lists air charter as one service offered by Acklins Blue Companies (ABC claim it is not an authorised charter company. T he other services listed under the group of companies are real estate services and purified water products. The website claims the companys charter service operates from the Executive Flight Support terminal at the Nassau Lynden Pindling Airport. Alfonso Bowe, manager at EFS, said Mr Hannas aircraft was often parked at the terminal, but it was a transient aircraft that utilised other facilities. We offer personalize air trans portation services throughout the Bahamas and to destinations in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Cayman Isles and the Turks and Caicos Islands. We also offer regular service to Eleuthera and Harbour Island. Our twin Engine Cessna 402Cs are properly maintained and insured and can seat up to nine passengers, states the company website. Mr Hanna was said to be well known and well liked by fellow pilots. Byron Woodside, president of the Bahamas Pilots Alliance, said something extreme must have happened for the plane to come down, because Mr Hanna was a seasoned pilot. The Acklins Blue website states Captain Hanna was the chief pilot for the company with more than 10,000 flying hours and over 19 years of experience. It states he was regarded as one of the best charter pilots in the country. The mood was somber in the pilots lounge at the airport yesterday, as fellow pilots tried to get information about the crash. The risks of flying with unauthorised charters include: a lack of safety checks and oversight by the regulators; uncertainty about the maintenance status of the aircraft; possibility of no insurance coverage for commercial operations; questionable medical status for pilots, according to Inspector Major. LOCAL soca and rake n' s crape band Visage lost its sound engineer in yesterday's tragic plane crash inL ake Killarney. Some of the other passengers while not members of the band have workedc losely with Visage over the y ears, said band leader Obie Pindling. Mr Pindling did not name the sound engineer, but he is said to be Lavard Curtis, 26, of South Beach. A nother passenger, Nat W illiams, reportedly worked c losely with the band on its first album Energy released in 1996. Visage was set to perform at San Salvador's homecoming event today, according to island administrator Terrece Bootle-Bethel. Condolences Although declining to speak to The Tribune about the tragedy, Mr Pindling expressed his condolences through a short statement posted on his Facebook page hours after the plane crashed. "The Visage family has suffered a tremendous loss today. Rumours are circu lating that the band members were on the plane," wrote Mr Pindling, son of former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling. "One of the occupants is a present member of the Visage family and the rest are all considered family b ecause of our very close association over the years. On behalf of everyone inV isage family, past and present, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of everyone involved in thea ccident." B efore releasing the state ment, Mr Pindling con firmed to The Tribune that the band's sound engineer was on board the plane. Stage The nine-seater Cessna 402 aircraft crashed intoL ake Killarney moments after take off. The group was flying to San Salvador from Nassau to set up a performance stage for the island's homecoming this week. Visage, the Bahamas selfproclaimed number one par ty band, was formed in 1981 by Mr Pindling. They are behind a number of local hits such as Put Ya Flags Up and Hold Ya Head. According to Inspector Delvin Major, an accident investigator with Civil Aviation, Nelson Hanna piloted the plane, which was oper ated by the company Ack lins Blue. The plane crashed in the shallow waters of Lake Killarney just moments after taking off from Lynden Pin dling International Airport at 12.30 yesterday afternoon. Warning over safety risks of unauthorised charter operators LAKEKILLARNEYPLANECRASHTRAGEDY VIS AGE SOUND ENGINEER DIES IN PL ANE CRASH TRAGIC: sound engineer Lavard Curtis. CRASHSCENE: Defence Force officers remove a body after y esterdays plane crash.

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By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net FAMILY members and friends gathered at the Princess Margaret Hospital chapel to await confirmation of the condition of their loved ones after receiving word that they may have been onboard a a twinengine plane that nose-dived into Lake Killarney yesterday. Dozens of people were crowded around the chapel at around 3.30pm when The Tri bune arrived on the scene, some still hoping for information and some already grieving. As the news became available, some family members emerged from the hospitals chapel and burst into tears while others wandered off in an apparent daze. Among the more vocal was a young girl in school uniform, who called in grief for her dead father, screaming, My daddy gone! I want to see my daddy! before collapsing into the arms of a female relative. A grandmother, Ivis Curtis, clutched two relatives after learning that her grandson, 26year-old Lavard Curtis, to whom she had been a legal guardian since he was a child, had died. He went to be with his Saviour! she cried. Speaking with this newspaper, Mrs Curtis described her grandson, who lived in South Beach, as a good Christian. He went home, I might as well tell you. The home that he worked for from when he was five years old. He was on the Lords side and he is still on the Lords side, she said, regaining her composure after the initial shock. Church of God of Prophecy Bishop Clarence Williams was also seen emerging from the chapel, having learnt of the death of his son, Clarence Nat Williams in the crash. He appeared sombre, but composed. The Tribune understands that another of the victims, BEC employee Kevin Far quharson, had only recently celebrated his birthday in the last few days and was supposed to be returning from Long Island to San Salvador after visiting his family when he caught the charter flight yesterday, having missed his Bahamasair connec tion. Minister of Health, Dr Hubert Minnis, announced at a press conference inside the hospitals boardroom that it was with great sadness that he had to report that there were no survivors of the plane crash, which involved a twin-engine Cessna aircraft with a total of eight men including the pilot, Nelson Hanna on board. Although one passenger, whose identity is unknown at this time, was removed from the scene still alive, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities have yet to con firm the names of the deceased, but unofficial reports are that the dead include the pilot Nel son Hanna, a Defence Force officer Delton Roderick Tay lor, Clarence Nat Williams, Chet Johnson, Lavard Curtis, Kevin Farquharson, Chester Benjamin and Devon Storr. The Tribune will update this information as more details are confirmed. The majority, if not all of the men, were said to have been heading to San Salvador to set up a stage that was to be used in the homecoming regatta event there. Every effort is being made to assist family members at this time of great sadness ... no effort will be spared to provide grief counselling for family and friends of those affected by this tragedy, said Dr Minnis. He added that the Ministry of Health and Public Hospital Authority would advise the public on any new develop ments that arise. National Emergency Man agement Agency Commander Captain Stephen Russell, Chief Medical Officer Merceline Dahl-Regis, hospital administrator Coralee Adderley and Assistant Commissioner of Police John Ferguson were also present at the conference. 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G RIEF-STRICKEN: A grandmother, Ivis Curtis, clutched two relat ives after learning that her grandson, 26-year-old Lavard Curtis, t o whom she had been a legal guardian since he was a child, had died. He went to be with his Saviour! she cried. By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net SAN Salvadors Homecoming Committee was scheduled to meet last night to determine whether their five-day festival will con tinue as planned or be scrapped due to yesterdays tragic plane crash. Local administrator Terrece Bootle-Bethel said they will inform the public of their decision sometime today. Based on what I am getting back, most persons are in shock. We are grieving and trying to ascertain who was on that flight by trying to confirm the names of persons on the plane, she said. As for the homecoming celebrations, which were scheduled to begin today, Mrs Bootle-Bethel said that they need to make a decision as quickly as possible as a number of flights have already been booked and funds already spent. A number of families are grieving their loved ones today. Many persons here knew the pilot and there was at least one res ident of San Salvador on that flight. The death of colleagues and persons known to them is heavy, so we are going to get feedback and see if persons can move for ward in light of the grief and burden to bear. So we will get our feedback from all persons involved and see what everyone is saying and advise the nation accordingly, she said. Mrs Bethel said she is personally of the view that the local com mittee may want to proceed, but much of what is planned involves persons travelling by air to the island. Because of todays tragedy, she said, travel to the island may be somewhat affected. Mrs Bethel said those who already have tickets to fly to San Sal vador should wait to hear from the committee before changing their plans. FESTIVAL DECISION EXPECTED TODAY My daddy gone! I want to see daddy! IN AN effort to crack down on illegal chartero perators, the Flight Standards Inspectorate issued a September listing ofa uthorised charter companies, otherwise known as aircraft operators certificate (AOC Please ensure that before you board an aircraft for the purpose of t ravelling away for the holi day or for business that y ou consider using the service of an authorised air charter operator, states an otice issued by the Flight Standard Inspectorate. The list was circulated to charter operators, fixed b ase operators and Family Island airports. A uthorised AOC H olders (September List A baco Air A ir Ambulance A tlantic Blue Charters Bahama Hoppers Aircraft BahamasairC at Island Air Cherokee Air Corporate Travel Destination Airlink Diving Safaris Ltd Dove Wings Charter Co Fergs Air Limited Flamingo Air Charter Golden Wings CharterI nter Island Charted Ltd Island ConnectionsI sland Wings L and and Sea Charter LeAir Charter Mitchell Enterprises Air Package Delivery Xpress Performance Air Limited Pineapple Air Limited Prestige Air Limited Randolph Air Charter Shoreline Air Services Sky Bahamas Airlines S kyline Aviation Limited Southern AirS tella Maris Resorts Air Take Flight Air Charter Uhuru Aviation Limited Western Air The Flight Standards Inspectorate notice states: Should you be approached by an individual offering to take you or your family away, please ensure that that individual is in possession of the following: An Air Operator Certificate issued and signed by the Civil Aviation Department Flight Stan dards Inspectorate. A Commercial Pilot Licence issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Civil Aviation Department. A Second Class Med ical Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or the Civil Aviation Department. A Logo Sticker issued by the Department of Civ il Aviation. Listing of authorised charter companies Scenes of emotion during wait for news of loved ones Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for impr ovements in the ar ea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your stor y

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EDITOR, The Tribune. On November 29, 2006 P olice and Customs Officers r aided an East Street warehouse where they seized a m assive quantity of handbags and other items lateri dentified to be counterfeits o f goods manufactured by d esigners such as Gucci and other world famous companies. Police and Customs Officers arrested personsa llegedly responsible for the o peration at the warehouse a nd seized the items as e xhibits. O n January 11, 2007 two persons namely, Xishes and Yvette Ma were reportedly c harged before the Magist rates Court with offences related to the goods seized. Both persons are due to a ppear in Court on October 7 2010 when the matter is likely to be completed. I learned from my i nquiries that the items f ound in the warehouse w ere being sold to local vend ors for retail in the Straw M arket and elsewhere. This prompted me to inquire as to why the Police/Customs did not include the shelves and cupb oards of the vendors in the Straw Market and anywhere e lse. The response I received from a Senior Police Official was that a Senior Gov ernment Official told themt o allow the vendors to sell t he items that they already had for sale. I t would have been better t o have seized the items and have the vendors compens ated by the wholesalers. T his alleged interference would have made the vendors feel secure in seeking a new market to purchase the items. New York was the event ual choice. The trade continued apparently undisturbed by t he Police and Customs. Our Legal Department must consider if what some o f the vendors are perpetrating constitutes a contravention of the criminal law in The Bahamas false pret ences and fraud. PAUL THOMPSON SR., F ormer Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nassau, O ctober 1, 2010. C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 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. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 C ontributing 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 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com updated daily at 2pm SHOWBOATING on the sidelines is what government is calling the position taken by the PLP in the case of the nine jailed straw vendors in New York. We see it as the PLP playing its usual game taking advan tage of the ignorance of less fortunate people. The position is that nine straw vendors went to New York in September on a shopping spree. According to their own admissions they knowingly purchased fake designer goods brand named bags and jewellery for resale at their market stalls on Bay Street. As they waited at the airport in New York to board their return flight to Nassau, loaded down with shopping bags of illegal goods, they were arrested and charged in a Manhattan court with conspiracy to defraud the US by trafficking in counterfeit merchandise. Because Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs, made a public statement to the effect that vendors at home should take note of what had happened to their colleagues and govern themselves accordingly, the PLP are trying to infer that the government had abandoned the straw vendors. They had no inten tion of helping them, said the PLP, until the PLP got on their case and embarrassed them into action. This, of course, is not true. The government was not embarrassed by the PLPs senseless haranguing. On learning of the ven dors arrest all agents of government moved in to provide whatever help they could. Mr Symonette received a daily report from the Bahamas Consulate in New York, which provided assistance to the vendors and kept their families informed. Almost immediately the Ministries of Education and Labour and Social Develop ment assisted the families and children left behind in Nassau. The government also engaged legal counsel to represent the vendors. But apparently that is not enough. The PLP want the government to help them with their bail, find suitable accommodation for them until they go to trial, 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. Fox Hill MP Fred Smith and Fort Char lotte MP Alfred Sears, both lawyers, shouldknow that once a matter gets before the courts it ceases to be a government-to-government issue. Nobody can interfere with the judicial process. No one can do it in the Bahamas, nor can anyone do it in New York. It is, therefore, wrong to take advantage of less educated people, and make them believe that somehow governments can negotiate with the courts. Should offenders facing our courts in Nassau and jail time in HM Prison expect the same consideration from their government? These PLP lawyers should know that the symbol of a blindfolded justice sends out the message that all persons are equal before the Law and each gets equal justice regardless of who they happen to be. The most the Bahamas government can do is to ensure that the vendors have good legal representation and are judged fairly. The vendors cannot expect more than that and it is wrong of the PLP to fool them into believing otherwise. The law cannot be bent to accommodate them. As for those still in Nassau, who want to find wiggle room to continue the illicit trade, they should take Mr Symonettes wise advise and get their stalls in order before the police have to come and do it for them. The PLP should be the last to be crowing when we discover that when the matter of the counterfeit goods should have been settled in 2006, a senior government official in the PLP administration instructed a senior police official not to raid the vendors stalls, but let them continue to sell their goods. These instructions came after police raided the warehouse on East Street, allegedly the supplier of the counterfeit goods, and were prepared to move onto the straw market to put a stop to the illegal trade there. The polices lack of action in stamping out the trade in 2006 led the US government to unfairly conclude that Bahamian police officers were complicit in the straw markets counterfeit commerce. From the information we now have the police turned a blind eye to what was going on in the market on instructions in 2006 from a senior govern ment official. This is why we find the holier-than-thou position now being taken by the PLP not only farcical, but insincere. If they are so concerned, why dont some of them take upa collection and help pay the bail for the ladies who are now in distress? They should also go to the straw market and despite the famous remarks of one reverend gentlemen that principles dont put food on the table instruct the ladies that the continued illegal sale of counterfeit goods that once put food on their tables, will now land them in jail. We recommend to the straw vendors that instead of being lulled into a stupor by PLP words excusing their actions, they should heed the sound advice of Mr Symonette, who said: As a result of these charges, I highly recommend that Bahamians be guided accordingly. In other words quickly clean up your act and abide by the law. The straw market and the issue of counterfeit goods LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Time for vendors to get their house in order NOTICE is hereby given that MADONNA MERANVIL of Mayeld Park 76th, Esher Court, Freeport, Grand Bahama, 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 28t hday of September,2010 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.NOTICE E DITOR, The Tribune. IS THERE any ambiance i n New Providence or are our MPs all wearing purples unshades? The proposed Chinese highway between Lynden Pindling Airport and the six-l egged roundabout is purely a nd simply for Atlantis but regrettably we had a golden opportunity of improvi ng the run from the airport to Atlantis and solve the worst traffic hold-up that at East Street and Independence. An overpass or underpass here would have allowed the priority of the East-West Highway to be a real highway with no obstruction butw e will now build and artificially landscape a road simply to put more traffic on West Bay between Saunders Beach roundabout which should have been a T junction with traffic lights to downtown snarling up more than ever downtown. Drive along West Bay after leaving Goodmans you cant see the ocean till a s nap at Sandyport and then pass BTC till Orange Hill but from Orange Hill till O ld Fort and beyond you h ardly see the ocean as the bush is too high and blocks the view. One thing is for sure other favoured lower cost loans do not impose what the Chi-n ese do 2 per cent is attract ive, but how is the loan stat ed? What will happen if the e xchange rate changes and n egatively impacts the conversion of US$s to the Quan? T he new so-called artistic feature of downtown development is their murals on l arge walls and buildings t hat should really be demoli shed as a visitor said to me recently Nassau has lost i ts looks like Kingston, Jamaica; we are not coming here again. Sorry, fools rush in and there is no doubt this air port to six legged round a bout is solely the figment of a confused group who think they are doing good things. The trouble is when they are kicked out of office how do you change these things? JESSICA SMITH Nassau, S eptember 23, 2010. The proposed Chinese highway between the Airport and the six-legged roundabout is purely for Atlantis EDITOR, The Tribune. In his letter published September 24, 2010, Ivoine Ingraham blasted the authorities in The Bahamas for not doing something earlier about the illegal merchandise fiasco. If it is, as he puts it, an embarrassment to this coun try, I would like him to say what it must mean to the United States of America, where the said items were purchased. Mr Ingraham may wish to warn a prominent local video store chain that has operated with impunity over the last two decades selling illegally copied, copy righted discs and videos...before the Americans raid them. DENNIS FOUNTAIN Nassau, September 24, 2010. What must illegal mer chandise fiasco mean to the United States? EDITOR, The Tribune Re: Hurricane Igor is heading for Bermuda not the Bahamas The Tribune, September 29, 2010. IN paragraph three, the editorial rightly decries geographic ignorance on the part of international reporters but Hey Mon, has the Bahamas now relocated geographi cally to the Caribbean? KEN W KNOWLES, M.D. Nassau, September 20, 2010. Shar e your news The T ribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. Has the Bahamas r elocated?

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A WAR of words has broken out between the FNM and the PLP over the issue of the nine straw vendors arrested in New York, with the governing party accusing the Opposition of showboating and attempting to steal the credit away from the public officers and diplomatic officials who have come to the assistance of the women and their families. The PLP in turn again claimed the government never intended to render assistance to the detained straw vendors and was shamed into doing so by the persistence of the Opposition. In a statement responding to a press a conference held by PLP MPs Fred Mitchell and Alfred Sears on Monday, the FNM accused the PLP of doing nothing more than talking. While the PLP has talked and kept talking, the government has acted on many fronts. Immediately after being informed of the arrest of the vendors, the Consulate in New York began providing assis tance to the vendors and information to family members. Almost immediately after the arrest of the vendors, the Ministries of Education and Labour and Social Develop ment reached out to the family members of the vendors with offers of counselling for the children and other assistance to the families. Actions, speak louder than words. The governing party said that while the PLP sits in Nassau, holding press conferences and taking advantage of the hurt and pain of the vendors and their family members, the government has engaged legal counsel to assist in the various, the FNM said yesterday. However, the PLP said that the FNMs statement on the straw vendors status was stupid. The FNM seems never to miss an opportunity to feign ignorance, miss the salient points of critical national issues, and engage in futile diversionary tactics, all to the detriment of the Bahamian people, the PLP said. The initial response by the government was to have the Minister of Foreign Affairs lecture the straw vendors. Sec ondly, the prime minister stated in the House of Assembly that Bahamians are arrested in the United States all the time and that the government was not minded to comment on the issue. So the policy position of the FNM government was to wash their hands off this matter like Pontius Pilate and leave the straw vendors to fend for themselves. The vendors were arrested on September 15 as they waited to board a flight back to Nassau from New York. The Bahamians were charged in a Manhattan court on September 2 with conspiraBy NATARIO McKENZIE T ribune Staff Reporter n mckenzie@tribunemedia.net MURDER accused Angelo Poitier claimed yesterday in court that he had unwillingly signed a c onfession statement over f ears that police would brutalise him. I told them what they wanted to hear. It was not freely from my own will, P oitier told jurors yesterd ay. Poitier, 24, is on trial for the murder of former girlfriend Shanice Adderley, 19. The young womans body was discovered i nside a grave in the B ahamas Veterans C emetery on Infant View R oad on May 27. A ccording to an autops y report, Ms Adderley had died as a result of blunt force trauma to theb ody. The prosecution closed its case against Poitier yesterday. P oitier opted to make an unsworn statement from the prisoners dock, m eaning that he was not s ubject to cross-examinat ion by prosecutors. Poitier recalled that on then ight of May 26 he had g one to a bar to chill for a while. He told the court t hat he met Brian Sands, a man he knew, at the bar and subsequently asked h im to give him a ride home. He said that Sands then approached anotherm an who agreed to give him a ride to his home on Providence Avenue. I went inside and never c ame out. Later that night or early morning, police came to my house asking for me. They put handcuffs on me and told me that I was under arrest fort he disappearance of Shanice Adderley. I told them I didnt know where she was, Poitier said. The accused said that he was placed in a police cruiser. He alleged that w hile en route to the Nass au Street Police Station, a police officer jabbed h im in his side. He further alleged that while at the Nassau Street Police Stat ion the officer threatened h im and shoved him to t he ground while he was s till handcuffed. P oitier stated that he w as subsequently taken to the Central Detective U nit where he was again threatened and told by an officer that he had to tell t hem what they wanted to hear. Poitier claimed that i n an interview suite he was presented with a written statement which hes igned over fear that police would brutalise him f urther. As the victims mother l ooked on from the public g allery, Poitier said that he was sorry that Shanice h ad died and claimed that he and Shanice had never had an altercation. The defence and prosecution attorneys are expected tom ake their closing remarks today when the c ase resumes before Justice Vera Watkins. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net STEPHEN Stubbs alias Die was b ack before the courts yesterday, accused of threatening the life of a senior police officer. Stubbs, 34, of Ridgeland Park is accused of threatening the life of Detec-t ive Superintendent Leon Bethel, head of the Central Detective Unit while at CDU on October 2. Stubbs is also accused of behaving disorderly and using obscene language to the annoyance Superintendent Bethel. Stubbs, who appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolit a Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane, yesterd ay pleaded not guilty to the charges and opted for a summary trial in the Magistrates Court. Inspector Ercell Dorsette told the magistrate that Stubbs is on bail in relation to a matter presently before h er court and another matter in the S upreme Court. L ast October Stubbs was arraigned before Magistrate Bethel with three other men on drug charges stemming from the seizure of $4 million worth of marijuana in Exuma. Stubbs is also chargedw ith two others in the murder of Corp oral Jimmy Ambrose at the former C lub Rock on West Bay Street 11 years ago. H is lawyer, Murrio Ducille, described t he charges of disorderly behaviour and obscene language as trivial and stated that the death threat charge was misconceived. Mr Ducille said that there had been no death threat directed by Mr S tubbs to Mr Bethel, but rather this was w hat Mr Bethel had been told by someo ne. Mr Ducille told the court that his client had gone to the police station over an investigation into a stolen vehicle. Magistrate Bethel noted that the threats of death charge was a serious one andq uestioned whether Stubbs had been c omplying with the conditions of his bail. S tubbs is expected back in court on Thursday for a bail hearing. THEBAHAMAS VERYOWNSTREETPHILOSOPHER Man accused of threatening life of senior police officer Government accuses the PLP of showboating over straw vendors T HE FNM w as responding to a press conference held by MPs Alfred Sears (above Mitchell. Murder accused claims confession was signed over fears of police brutality By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net T HE punishment the US i s seeking to impose on the n ine straw vendors in New York City is an indication of what could possibly happ en to the Bahamas as a whole if enforcement of anti-counterfeit or piracyl aws remains lax, accordi ng to the President of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce. Khaalis Rolle said it is long past time that the Bahamas government doesi ts part to ensure its citizens understand that they must conform to laws against knock-off goods t hat mimic designer brands, as there is the potential for the country to be hit with s anctions if it continues not to abide by global trade rules that demand the pro-t ection of intellectual prop erty. This is just an indication of what could possibly happ en and its at a very small scale lower level, but its an indication of what could h appen, said Mr Rolle. SEE page eight G overnment must ensure Bahamians conform with knock-of f goods laws SEE page eight

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE countrys students will be exposed to a myriad of careerp aths during National Career A wareness Month (NCAM Minister of Education Desmond Bannister said. Its the third annual NCAM, spanning the duration of the month of October and featuring a variety of events and activities. T he announcement was made o n Monday during a press con ference held at the Teachers Union Building on East Street. T his years theme is Empow erment, Education, Entrepreneurship, Excellence: The keys t o career satisfaction. Initiative Mr Bannister said that since embarking upon this initiative, the Department of Education has received excellent reviews from teachers, students and parents. Our graduates face numerous challenges upon leaving school, and it is our hope that this initia tive will provide them with an opportunity to make suitable career choices before entering the workforce. Minister Bannister also thanked the NCAM team for their hard work and the many partners for their support of the event. As always we wish to express our gratitude to the many stakeholders whose names you see on the banner behind me, said Mr Bannister. We greatly appreciate your commitment in providing our youth with this valuable head start. Some of the activities sched uled for the month include school-based activities to be held until October 29; a teleconference with Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma, Eleuthera, Andros and Inagua today and speakers circuits for students on the Family Islands beginning this week. The month of activities culminate with the National Careers Fair, which takes place during week five from October 26 28 at the Kendal Isaacs Gym. The opening ceremony for the fair will take place on Wednesday, October 27. THE Bahamas International Film Festival announced yesterday that it has retained Rogers & Cowan, the worlds leading entertainment public relations and marketing agency, to handle all publicity for the 7th editionof the festival, taking place December 1 to 5. Rogers & Cowan has overseen all publicity efforts as the agency of record for the last three festivals. The announcement was made by BIFF founder and executive director, Leslie Vanderpool and Rogers & Cowan CEO, Tom Tardio. A statement from the company said the successful campaigns carried out over the past fouryears have brought significant international awareness to the festival and have helped solidify its place amongst the worlds most admired young festivals. Building from this foundation, Rogers & Cowan will provide strategic planning and consultation and continue to expand the festivals profile throughout the worldwide film community, it said. Working closely with Leslie Vanderpool and her team, Rogers & Cowan will focus on festival branding, media out reach and procurement, talent oversight and event management leading up to and through the 2010 festival. Rogers & Cowan vice president Dennis Dembia will again handle day-to-day management of the BIFF campaign, including oversight of the press office in Nassau during the festival. Rogers & Cowan executive vice president, Nikki Parker, will continue to provide strategic direction and oversee all global efforts. Leslie Vanderpool said: BIFF prides itself on being a quality international film festi val within the Bahamas, while also being a reference festival for the entire region. It is therefore important that we align ourselves with a leading PR firm such as Rogers & Cowan. BIFF has gained such tremendous media worldwide coverage over the years from this relationship,which is key to the growth and sustainability of the festival. Tom Tardio said: Rogers & Cowan is honored to continue its relationship with the Bahamas International Film Festival. Year after year we are seeing the festival gain prominence and strategically manage the stature that comes with increased media attention and global awareness. This is another exciting year for BIFF and were embarking on a campaign that projects the energy and enthusiasm that has come to define the annual event and the wonderful country that hosts it. BIFF is a non-profit organi sation committed to providing the local community and international festival-goers with a diverse presentation of films from the Bahamas and around the world. In addition to showcasing films that might not otherwise be released theatrically, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programmes, and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout the Bahamas and the world. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, Rogers & Cowan designs and imple ments campaigns for entertainment clients, such as film pro duction and distribution companies, cable and network TV programming, records labels, recording artists, celebrities and athletes, videogame publishers and distributors and digital media companies. By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net POLICE are vehemently denying the existence of an extortion racketa t the George Street bus stop. Assistant Superintendent Bradley Sands of the Police Tourism Units aid he is aware of the accusations made by bus driver Virginia Scorpio Williams, but is not satisfiedt here is any evidence to support her claims. Ms Williams, a bus driver for seve n years, said police are accepting money from bus drivers in return for p referential treatment at the George S treet bus stop, used by Route 10 buses. She claims her refusal to free up h as made her a victim of harassment b y an officer. How can I earn a living driving up and down Cable Beach with two o r three people when the other buses are full? The officer asked me, What you going to do? Either move o n or free up. Ever since then he harasses me on the route, so I cant make any money because he alwaysm akes me move, said Ms Williams. It is quite clear that Im getting in the way of the ring that they haveg oing on in George Street that they k now I will never be a part of because mama dont take no mess,s tated Ms Williams in a report she claims to have emailed to AssistantC ommissioner of Police Glenn M iller. A ccording to Ms Williams, bus drivers who pay the police are allowed to stay parked at the bus bay for prolonged periods of time sometimesu ntil they are filled to capacity. B us drivers, who claim to have the police in their pockets call officers in advance to signal their arrival, according to Ms Williams. T he officers are said to instruct w aiting buses to move, irrespective of their load capacity, in order to make way for the buses who partici pate in the scheme. Rules A SP Sands said the claims were nonsense. He said the bus drivers continue to treat the bus stop as ab us terminal when it is not. He said some bus drivers are like children, w ho need constant supervision, and unless reminded or issued tickets do not obey the rules of the bus stop. She feels she has a right to stay on George Street to have her busf illed, but she does not have a right to that, said ASP Sands, speaking of M s Williams. The only terminal that was given to them they refused, behind the posto ffice. That is the only terminal and t hey declined that. They dont have any sole right to the road, to block the road. They have no right to park on the government road, he said. According to sources, the officers a re said to accept cash as well as lunch in return for preferential treatment, but ASP Sands called it an insult to his officers to believe they could corrupted by a cent breakfast. H arrison Moxey, operator of Waynes Bus Services, the company employing Ms Williams, said he hasr eceived complaints from Ms Williams and a few other bus drivers. He said he personally experie nced a similar situation when he w as a bus driver. What ASP Sands said is true. It is a bus stop. The concern is, if it is a b us stop for all, then make everyone move. They are not consistent in their implementation and enforce-m ent of the law, said Mr Moxey. I dont expect too much of the police, to tell you the truth. When they are friends they dont take things as serious, he said, when asked why he has not pursued the matter. He added: I dont think shew ould make it up. ASP Sands said he interacts with bus drivers every day, but Ms Williams is the only one who ever complained about an extortion rack-e t. He challenged her to produce evidence. If she witnessed it tell her to produce proper documents to support her claim. This is the only lady accusing police of accepting bribes. It is garbage, he said. M s Williams herself is in contravention of the traffic laws, according to ASP Sands. He was referring to at least three $80 tickets issued to Ms Williams by an officer in the Tourism Unit. Ms Williams claims she received three tickets in less than one month, for: parking on a bus stop, failing to m ove when requested by police and leaving a vehicle with the engine runn ing. Ticket F or each of the three instances, s he has a story about how the ticket was unfairly issued. She said the ticke ts are symptomatic of the harass ment she is experiencing. Since filing her complaints with A SP Sands, Ms Williams said she a lso spoke to Superintendent Wayne Miller at the Central Police Station and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Miller. The police have not contacted her as yet, she claims. Ms Williams was given the option b y her boss of driving a different route, but, she said: I should not allow them to run me off the route. I should leave on my own accord. Assistant Supt not satisfied there is any evidence for drivers claims Global PR company returns for seventhB ahamas International Film Festival Police deny existence of bus stop extortion racket Minister of Education announces National Car eer A w areness Month CAREER AWARENESS: Minister of Education Desmond Bannister announces the third annual National Careers Aware ness Month (NCAM Elma Garroway, permanent secretary, looks on. D e r e k S m i t h / B I S A YOUNG woman will serve eight months in prison for sending death threats over the social net work Facebook. The prosecution closed its case against Vanlyn Bethel, 21, on Mon day. Bethel, who was accused of send ing death threats to Crystal Kemp between September 18, 2009, and October 20, 2009, did not call any witnesses or make a statement in her defence. Magistrate Derrence Davis ordered that the College of the Bahamas student serve eight months in prison and receive four months of counselling. W oman g ets eight months for Facebook death threats

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM S HORTLYbefore 4am on S aturday, October 2, police received a report of an a ttempted suicide at a home on Gladstone Road. The victim, a 16-year-old girl, was discovered by family members. They called emergency services and she was rushed to hospital by ambu lance. She was treated and later discharged. Police did not release further details of the incident, saying that their investigation is ongoing. cy to defraud the US, specifi cally by the trafficking of counterfeit goods. They could face a maxi mum sentence of three years in prison on the charge, which came after a sixmonth long federal surveillance operation by the US Department of Homeland Security and Immigration, Customs and Enforcement. It is alleged that they went on an illegal shopping spree for counterfeit designer bags and jewellery that they intended to sell at their Straw Market stalls back home. The vendors Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson, Marvette Fergu son, Patricia Hanna, Sha mone Thompson, Margaret Pierre, Judy Duncombe and Tracy Davis have all admitted to knowing that the goods they purchased were counterfeit and/or ille gal. A s for the significance of the fact that the government through its law enforcement agencies has failed to clamp down on the trade in counterfeit such as that which takes place at the Straw Market in plain view Mr Rolle said: I dont have to s ay how much of a problem it is the rules are the rules and its up to the (law enforcement) agencies to enforce the rules. Mr Rolle noted that the issue is one of ensuring the Bahamas is in a position to be economically viable on a g lobalised trading stage. Ive said many years ago we need to start developing the mindset and platform to be globally competitive. I said it many years ago and Ill continue to say it, because you will see the downside of not being in compliance with global rules. We are at that transition point where in the past it was a problem (the trade in counterfeit goods in The Bahamas), but it wasnt a huge problem. However, we now have new global trading platforms and global and far reaching rules with governments and other entities that are requiring that you play fair, said Mr Rolle. Admitting that abuse of intellectual property rights is not only a problem for The Bahamas, but also for countries like the US itself, the difference here, I think, right now, is that the Bahamas is in the world spotlight and we are going through a clear modernisation process and what we are doing is more magnified. His comments come after nine Bahamian women, all v endors in the downtown Straw Market, were arrested and charged in New York City with attempting to traffic counterfeit goods. It is alleged that the illegal products were found loaded in 31 pieces of luggage the women had checked in to their Jet B lue flight from the city to Nassau on September 15. Each admitted to knowing the goods were counterfeit, and said they had intended to sell them at their market stall. They were picked up following what court docum ents revealed to be a sixm onth long sting operation in the city and The Tribune understands that the investigation has not yet ended. While their arrests rattled vendors in the market, who said it would heavily dampen profits at the site where c ounterfeit bags move more quickly off the shelves than traditional straw goods, the significance of the enforcement exercise reverberates at a higher level given the Bahamas recent signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe and our desire to soon join the W orld Trade Organisation. Both the signing of the EPA and membership of the WTO bring with them further obligations on the part of the government to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected. Member states can demand action a gainst other member states through the WTO if they deem the other to not be vested in the protection of the intellectual property rights of companies in their country, such as the US did against China in 2007. The Opposition PLP has s uggested that the vendors may effectively be pawns ina government to government issue between the US and The Bahamas, with the US taking action on its soil in response to the Bahamian governments unwillingness to do so on its own. T he BCOC President said i t is against the interests of the public at large for the government to continue lax enforcement of intellectual property right-related law, as it allows for the continuation of a mindset that does not fit with the trading environment The Bahamas is b ecoming a part of. Ive been saying for a long time that we need to start changing to accommodate whats going to happen in the future. Well the future is now...right now, said Mr Rolle. T eenage girl in suicide attempt Gover nment accuses the PLP of showboating over vendors FROM page five Government must ensure Bahamians conform with knock-off goods laws F ROM page five A LOCAL pastor has emerged victorious in a court battle over his churchs finances. The Zion United Baptist Convention had ini tiated legal action last August against Rev T G Morrison, pastor of Zion Baptist Church on East and Shirley Street. The Zion United Baptist Convention had sought an audit of the churchs finances datingback nine years. The convention had claimed that Rev Morri son failed to have the finances of the church audited and the results reported to the general membership of the church, and that this constitutes a breach of Zion Baptist Church's consti tution. From the outset, however, Rev Morrisons attorney Henry Bostwick, QC, submitted that the matter should be struck out and that the convention was not seeking to enforce any legal right in the churchs constitution.s On Monday, Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett ruled in Rev Morrisons favour, finding that the Convention did not have the standing to bring the action and that the action should be dismissed. Pastor victorious in court battle over church finances THE Bahamas thanked Republic of Haiti Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph for the contributions he made in fostering closer ties between both countries. A farewell reception was held Monday at the British Colonial Hilton, where Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Brent Symonette acknowledged the accomplishments made over the past eight years by Ambassador Joseph, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps. Also present were Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes, members of the Diplomatic Corps and senior government officials. We in The Bahamas have greatly benefited from your experience as a career diplomat, as time and time again you have been called upon to pour oil on the troubled waters, stirred up by the challenges of economic and political difficulties in your home country, which have led to an everincreasing influx of your nationals to our shores, Mr. Symonette said. Yours has not been an easy task, as you have sought to uphold the laws of The Bahamas while endeavouring to find mutually acceptable solutions to this problem. The Bahamas and Haiti established diplomatic relations in 1977. The geographic proximity of both countries in conjunction with Haiti being one of the largest and most populous countries in the Caribbean, with persistent development pangs, has played a significant role in determining the nature of relations between both countries. Mr Symonette noted that the first few years of Ambassador Josephs tenure were particularly fraught with difficulties, as Haiti was beset by polit ical crisis. You helped us navigate our way through those turbulent times by providing sound advice about the ever-changing political landscape. You have encouraged us in our commit ment to the economic and social development of Haiti by helping to facilitate the fledgling partnership between leading Haitian businessmen and our private sector, evidence in the holding of a trade fair in Nassau in 2005, Mr. Symon ette said. He added that Bahamians also appreciate Ambassador Josephs efforts to educate the Haitian diaspora about the Bahamas, the public service pertaining to social and health issues. And, on the other hand, his role in promoting Haitian culture through art, music and language. Excellency, the vulnerability of small island developing states to natural disasters was all too apparent throughout your tenure here. We witnessed the devastation caused in your homeland as one hurricane after another wreaked havoc and flood waters the result of torrential rains caused untold destruction to your land and your people alike, Mr. Symonette said. He also mentioned the dev astating earthquake, which struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and homeless. Through it all, you remained a stoic picture of dignity and calm, even as you yourself experienced personal loss, Mr. Symonette said. Ambassador Joseph said he was honoured to have served for eight consecutive years, which has led to the strengthening of friendship and fraternity between both countries. He said, however, that there are two unfinished items on the table, which he considered very important for the continuous strengthening of relations between the Bahamas and Haiti. One being the Framework Agreement for Bilateral Cooperation, and the other, the Memorandum of Understanding for Agricultural Goods Exchanges. I am certain that the government of the Republic of Haiti will ensure that my successor continues to work very closely with the government of The Bahamas toward the conclusion of these two agreements, he said. Ambassador Joseph said although his tenure was sometimes difficult and bumpy, he encountered responsible staff at the Ministry of For eign Affairs, the Immigration Department and other government agencies determined to promote Haitian-Bahamian relations. He thanked the government and civil society for assistance following the earth quake, and the Haitian community for their cooperation during his tenure. Ambassador Joseph left the Bahamas yesterday for Washington, DC, where he served before his appointment to the Bahamas. A new Haitian Ambassador to the Bahamas will be announced shortly. Bahamas says farewell to Haitian Ambassador HAITIAN AMBASSADOR Louis Harold Joseph makes his farewell speech at a farewell reception on Monday at the British Colonial Hilton.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM their 20s and 30s, seven were B ahamians and one is unders tood to have been a Jamaican, ASP Hanna said. The dead were not officially identified before The T ribune w ent to press, but ASP Hanna said they were technicians travelling to San Salvador to set upe ntertainment facilities for homecoming regatta cele brations this weekend. R BDF spokesman Lt C arlton Bethel confirmed one of the passengers was an RBDF officer and pilot, however he did not release the officers identity last night, nor did he confirm unofficial reports the officer was a co-pilot on the fatal flight. Flight Standards Inspectorate accident invest igator Delvin Major said it was too early to tell what caused the crash, but the mangled wreck will be pulled from the water for further investigation today or tomorrow. He said the impact of the crash is one of the worst he has ever seen as the wreck age barely resembled a plane. The aircraft has a lot of substantial damage, he said. The roof is broken open, the wings are broken off. We cant tell if there was any fire because the engines are submerged in the water. Taking it out to examine it will be the only way we can tell. He said initial investigations show the aircraft operated by Captain Hanna was operating as an unau thorised charter flight. Flight Standards Inspectorate manager Hubert Adderley showed a safety document from the plane advertising it as Acklins Blue air charter company, which, he said, is not a certified commercial charter company and therefore appears to have been in violation of important pas senger safety regulations. Civil Aviation officials confirmed the original flight plan filed by Captain Hanna stated there was only one person on board and changes were not made before takeoff. ASP Hanna asked for any witnesses to contact police with information that may assist investigations into the cause of the crash, which he said is one of the deadliest on the island in living memory. R elatives sobbed in shock, grief and disbelief outside barricades set upo n either side of the fatal crash scene on Coral Harbour Road yesterday as the severely injured bodiesw ere covered and lined up f or transportation to the morgue. A distressed woman was c omforted by a relative as she cried: The pilot was my cousin; going to San Salvador was his life. O ther family members of the deceased were received by hospital officials and National Emergency Man a gement Agency (NEMA officials at PMH where they waited to identify the bodies of their relatives. RBDF officers loaded the bodies covered in bags splattered with mud and blood, and numbered from one to seven, on stretchers lifted into seven hearses and funeral home vans. They were driven from the scene in a somber pro cession of police escorts and around a dozen more police and RBDF vehicles attracting stares from pedestrians and stopping motorists in JFK, Thomp son Boulevard, Wulff Road and East Street on their way to PMH where they arrived just before 5pm. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Opposition leader Perry Christie both released statements in the aftermath of the crash. Mr Ingraham said : On behalf of the government and people of our nation I extend deepest condolences to the families and friends of each of the individuals who met their untimely deaths early this afternoon. All relevant government agencies are lending their assistance in this trag ic matter. Further, a thorough investigation of the crash will be conducted by the relevant authorities. The PLP party leader expressed his condolences to the families and loved ones of the crash victims for their untimely loss. He said: I hope that the relevant authorities can do all they can to determine the cause of this crash in the public interest and to bring resolution to this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families during this very difficult period. EIGHTDIEIN PLANECRASH F ROM page one LAKEKILLARNEYPLANECRASHTRAGEDY BODIES of the plane crash victims arrive at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday. T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f ABOVE: Defence Force officers stand to attention as the body of one of the crash victims, an RBDF officer, is removed from scene. BELOW: An anxious wait for news at the scene of yesterdays plane crash. Felip Major /Tribune staff

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By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA mitted far-reaching reform proposals to the Government for the revamp of this nationsg aming laws, its president telling Tribune Business that the country had been unablet o translate its proximity to the US into success in this industry. Speaking as Jamaica b ecomes the latest Caribbean nation to enter the global casino gaming market, outlining plans to issue three such licences, Robert Sands told this newspaper that cost and product competitiveness factors had prevented the Bahamas from more fully exploiting the industrys economic benefits. Describing reforms of the Bahamas antiquated gaming laws as very important, Mr Sands said: We took these reforms very seriously. We had a detailed listing that we submitted to the Government of the Bahamas, and have been assured they have taken them all into consideration. We have been in commu nication with the Government. We have resubmitted all our proposals, and have been advised that the Government is taking them under proper advisement. C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6,2010 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission f rom the daily report.$ $4.19 $4.20 $4.22 BAHAMASNassau:242.356.9801 Freeport:242.351.3010BARBADOSSt.Michael:246.435.1955 [Learn more at royaldelity.com] Far r eaching casino reforms to government Hotel Association president says Bahamas has failed to parlay proximity into gaming advantage due to cost and competitiveness factors SEE page 5B ROBERT SANDS By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamian organiser of a fashion show to be held in Nassau next month yesterday told Tribune Business he was confident the event would meet its 1,000-plus attendance target, but said Bahamian d esigner participation can be better, with this nation just scratching the surface of the industrys economic potential. Owen Bethel, Bahamian banker and president of Modes Iles, organiser of the Islands of the World Fashion Week, told this newspaper t hat early attendance indica tors for the November 11-13, 2010, showcase in Nassau were positive, with a lead-up tour featuring exhibitions in California, Chicago and Mia mi helping to generate overseas buyer and fashion indus try interest. I think we will meet our attendance target, Mr Bethel told Tribune Business. Were basically looking at 1,000-plus persons, and there has been a lot of interest out of New York, besides local groups. We think Florida will make a significant impact through the Miami event, which will be held on October 23. But apart from Harl Taylor Bags, two young Bahamian designers in the Next Genera tion Designer category, and Theo Seely, the winner of Sundays Runway to Fashion competition and the Harl Taylor scholarship to study at New Yorks Parsons, The New School for Design, Mr Bethel said Bahamian designer participation can be bet ter. Acknowledging that some budding designers may be finding it difficult to attract the capital funding needed to develop their fashion lines, due partly to the recession, Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi ness: Those who are of the Fashion Show on target for over 1,000 attendance SEE page 2B Organiser says participation by Bahamian designers can be better OWEN BETHEL THE ORIGINAL impression of the Baha Mar project. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor B aha Mar yesterday said it h ad enjoyed significant multi-million dollar savings dur-i ng the six-week closure of its W yndham resort and Crystal Palace casino that helped to minimise losses incurred during the traditional tourist slows eason, with October occupancy levels for the property expected to match 2009 by hit Significant savings for Baha Mar via closure October occupancy levels at Wyndham expected to reach low 40 per cent range, matching 2009 November and December business levels for resort expected to slightly exceed prior year comparatives Sheraton beat forecast for September slow season SEE page 5B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A n import/freight company serving Abaco yesterday t old Tribune Business it was at its wits end and virtually unable to continue in business do to the frequent procedure and duty rate changes i mposed by Bahamas Cust oms, despite paying some $818,347 in revenues to the G overnment on behalf of its Bahamian clients. Tamese Knowles, proprie tor/owner of IE Imports, which has an office in Marsh Harbour and ships to Abaco f rom West Palm Beach, expressed her frustration to Tribune Business yesterday, e xplaining that she was still a waiting a $4,300 refund from Customs of overpaid duties, despite having submitted all t he relevant paperwork to it some two months ago. She added that the Departmenth ad recently dropped its d emand for her company to post an unnecessary $5,000 b ond with it. Im really, really frustrated with Bahamas Customs, Ms Knowles told Tribune Busi n ess, explaining that one of her issues was the fact that d ifferent Customs officers quoted her different duty rates for the same item. S he had just experienced a nother episode of this over a dietary supplement she had imported into Abaco on b ehalf of a client. One Cus toms officer had quoted a 45 per cent duty rate for thep roduct, but another had told h er it attracted a 0 per cent tariff rate. How are we supposed to run a business? she asked Tribune Business. Im at my At wits end with Customs n Import/freight company says virtually unable to continue in business due to duty rate variances and frequent changes in Departments policy n Problems occurring despite $818,347 duties paid to governments coffers via its import shipments SEE page 4B By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net ORLANDO, Florida Bahamian resort developers could benefit greatly from the timeshare resort model, the Ministry of Tourisms senior director of research told Tribune Business yesterday. And another tourism expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested Bahamian investment in timeshares on t he Family Islands could be a catalyst to sustainable domestic tourism. Gary Young, the Ministry official, said a timeshare or Timeshares Bahamian ownership opportunity SEE page 3B

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inclination to be serious about it need to be so, because they need to show they are capable of designing different lines each year. You have designers showing some things at fashion shows that they were first exhibiting two to three years ago, and are not giving buyers confidence that they are able to produce different lines for different seasons. If they are going to have any confidence to buy lines from you, theyve got to know youre able to make different lines, in full and on time, in different seasons. Bahamian designers are not yet taking that type of issue seriously, and are still very much generating clothing for cousins, friends and family. Thats the scope of their mar ket. Asked by Tribune Business whether the Bahamas and its budding fashion designers were just scratching the surface of their potential, and if the sector could become a greater eco nomic contributor for this nation, Mr Bethel replied: Definitely so. It can. He added: One needs to dif ferentiate between those who are seamstresses who want to be designers, and need to gear themselves and equip themselves to take on the role of designer. Certainly, like the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Insti tute (BTVI lor Fashion Scholarship, are something they can take advan tage of, and Islands of the World Fashion Week can be a learning store for them to become aware of what designers from other countries are doing. But I find that designers have come for their own fash ion event, and do not look at what others are doing, so it becomes a very insular event, or they feel theyve accomplished everything they need to do. But the industry changes from season to season. Yet all hope is not lost, Mr Bethel telling Tribune Business that last Sundays event, which attracted six designers and a crowd of 100, showed there remained much promise among young Bahamian designers. There are a number of young designers that truly have passion for it, and want to develop their skills even more, so there is hope for the next generation of designers, he said. I see persistence and determination in terms of developing an industry and their craft. Mr Bethel told Tribune Business that the harsh economic climate was also encouraging Bahamian designers to head into the business, adding that they had to do their best to develop themselves, and invest in themselves, and create their own business, because jobs elsewhere will not necessarily be forthcoming. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Do you know that your favourite teacher can WIN $1000! Forfurtherinformationyoumayemailusat:NDTA@fidelitybahamas.com Nominate them today for the Sir Gerald Cash National Distinguished Teachers Awards!Fill out a nomination form today available at: www.fidelitygroup.com/ndta Winners will receive: $1000 & will be inducted into the NDTA Hall of Fame! Presented by: Nominations close on October 15, 2010th Legal NoticeINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT(No.45 of 2000 GLENSIDE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED In Voluntary liquidation Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4national Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000). GLENSIDE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED, is in Dissolution. The date of commencement of dissolution is the 5th day of October, 2010. Jeanice Lam of 2202 Bonham Trade Centre, 50 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong Liquidator NOTICE The British Colonial Hilton has been recognised with the AAA Four Diamond Rating for 2011 the by American Automobile Association (AAA accolade for exceptional accommodations, upscale facilities, attentive services and high hospitality standards. Since 1976, AAA's professionally-trained inspectors evaluate lodging properties in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, and rank them with their Diamond Rating System. Less than 4 per cent of the more than 31,000 properties approved by AAA receive this prestigious distinction. "Exceeding our guests' expectations and providing the highest levels of service is our number one priority," said Pablo Torres, the British Colo nial Hiltons general manager. My staff and I are honoured with this designation and will continue raising the bar of quality by offering our guests noth ing but the best." The recently refurbished British Colonial Hilton is located in the heart of downtown Nassau, only 25 minutes from the airport. Boasting the only private beach in the downtown area, the resort is ideal for business guests as well as those preferring a quieter vacation. The private beach overlooking the harbour is comple mented by a freshwater swimming pool, fitness centre, complimentary non-motorised water sports, and landscaped gardens. All 288 guest rooms, including 47 Executive Floor rooms and 23 suites with executive lounge access, offer harbour views or city views. Hilton wins top award R ECOGNITION: T he British Colonial Hilton. T he Securities Commission has unveiled the l atest stage of its Investor Education Pro gramme, a Public Announcement Campaign, which will attempt to inform Bahamians on g ood financial and savings habits over a fourw eek period. The investment funds and capital markets r egulator, which worked with CFAL and Junior Achievement Bahamas on the pro-g ramme during the 2010 first half, said the latest aspect of the campaign will introduce Bahamians to four key topics. The roll-out will be as follows: 1 Week1BudgetingMadeEasy 2 Week2Saving 3 Week 3UnderstandingInvestments 4. Week 4 The role of the Securities Commission W hile not highlighted in its mandate, investor education and protection are i nevitable functions of the Securities Commission. T he draft securities legislation, which is expected to repeal and replace the existing Securities Industry Act 1999 before year-end, includes investor education and protection as the Commissions primary functions and r esponsibilities. Commission expands its investor education PRESENTATION: Pictured (from left to right Bank; Samantha Fox, associate and Tara Archer, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Michael Lightbourne, deputy governor of Central Bank; Oscar Johnson, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Stacey Benjamin, deputy legal counsel at Central Bank. The fifth Exuma Business Outlook Conference is set to take place on October 27 under the theme Restore Exuma: Sustainability there, greater sus tainability everywhere. The organizers, TCL Group, are promising an intense review of the islands needs and potential, and a look its former glory of which few Bahamians, even younger Exumians, may know l ittle. TCLs president, Joan Albury, said: TCL was moti vated by several things in taking the Business Outlook franchise to the Family Islands. We realised that Bahamians have really had little opportunity to learn about the whole of their country. Many do not see that islands like Exuma are of vital importance to the growth and development of the Bahamas. We determined that Business Outlook, whether in New Providence, Grand Bahamas, Aba co, Exuma or Andros, would engage as presenters the movers and shakers of the target island to reveal the struc ture of the local economy, how i t fits in the global Bahamas economy and what it needs to reach and sustain its potential. An essential element of the slate of participants is men and women who can share with the local populace whats going on in the wider Bahamian context. Mrs Albury added: To date, we have confirmation from nine of the speakers we invited to participate in Exuma Business Outlook. They will all present on a specific aspect of Exumas developmental challenges and opportunities, what they mean in the local and national context and to what extent these factors are being addressed. We will be releasing the slate of p articipants shortly. This much I can say now, however. Exuma is beautiful, with a range of great accommodations for visitors and the topics of the forum are so valuable that it would be well worth it to travel to Exuma to be a part of the event. Exuma Business Outlook unveiled Higgs & Johnsons litigation team, headed by Oscar N. Johnson, gave a presentation t o the Central Bank on the Employment A ct. T he address looked at the legislation from the perspective of the both the employer and the employee, detailing a number of relevant points of interest. The Central Banks deputy legal counsel, Stacey Benjamin, said: The Question & Answer session was particularly exciting, a nd managers were enthusiastic about participating. It gave the attendees and the presenters an opportunity to focus on the most important issues which concern us in the workplace environment. The information w as both relevant and timely, and the pres enters did an excellent job of answering o ur questions and giving practical and sound legal advice. Tara Archer, a Higgs & Johnson partner, said: We gladly share our knowledge of the applicable laws and the practical application of the same with our clients as requested, and to meet their needs. This e ducational session is just one of the ways Higgs & Johnson incorporates value-added benefits in our services to our clients. LAWFIRMPRESENTSTOCENTRALBANK Fashion Show on target for over 1,000 attendance FROM page 1B

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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM f ractional development is an opportunity for Bahamians to develop a property that c an produce possible yearr ound occupancies and high p er-unit expenditure in the community (based on thet raditional weekly occupied m odel). According to him, while the Bahamas would benefit from the high-end, branded timeshare and fractional developments, interest in those properties by foreign i nvestors seems to be stunte d or non-existent. While the shared owners hip model exists in several p roperties in the Bahamas, i ncluding several in New Providence and Grand Bahama, only one Atlantis' Harbourside is affilited with a high-end international resort brand, and fitted with amenities that woulda ttract immense buyer interest. The model in the Family Islands, suggested by thea nonymous tourism expert, s ervices a different clientele, one not focused on the entertainment value that p roperties like Atlantis epito mise. Instead, it was asserted that ownership in a Fami ly Island property even if a t imeshare is exactly the value" Bahamians have been looking for in a vacation at home. W hile the Bahamas has timeshare legislation, it has been suggested by some that the Government agencies that enforce and enact the law do not fully undestand the industry and its subt leties. And there has been n o proactive or aggressive p ush to attract high-end t imeshare development. T ourism marketing strateg ist and trend spotter, Peter Yesawich, speaking at Interval International's Vacation Ownership Investment Conference yesterday, suggested that the Caribbean is the number one destination ont he minds of potential US timeshare buyers, with 35 per cent of the group sur veyed saying they would like t o visit the region within two y ears. This figure bodes well for the Bahamas, which has ap roximity advantage to the US over the rest of the C aribbean, but which suff ers from high airlift rates to many of its islands outside o f New Priovidence. E ven Grand Bahama, w hich has a successful timeshare market and is closer to the US than New Provi-d ence, suffers airlift rates that have dissuaded some airlines from operating in the Bahamas, and in some cases, chased existing airlines from that market. Bahamian tourism offic ials suggest that Grand B ahama could be developed i nto a flourishing timeshare d estination if the capital to d evelop those products was a vailable to Bahamians or coaxed out of high-end foriegn investors. Timeshares Bahamian ownership opportunity F ROM page 1B Restaurants (Bahamas f ranchisee in Nassau, has teamed up with the B ahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC 10 outlets an opportunity to win over 25,000 prizes over a six-week period. The programme, launched on September 6, guarantees that with each purchase each K FC customer could be eligible for a BTC $3 phone card. That eligibility has been printed on the cashier's receipt, and the customer may collect the phone card on the spot. Gratitude Our KFC loyal customers come from every conceivable area of the community, and this is one of the ways in which KFC isb oth expressing gratitude for their patronage and support over the years, and offering some small measure of relief for those who c an most benefit from such assistance, a K FC official said. At the end of the first week of the promotion, KFC customers in all 10 stores became winners of attractive prizes. Winners of More Talk vouchers were Jacqueline Johnson, Santino Seymour, Tamara Henf ield, Sherwin Delancy, Vernice Brown, Kristen Davis, Lenrika Poitier, Phyllis Moss, Roberto Kerr, and Tourina Wright. KFC customers winning Blackberry phones were Brooke Greene, Lamar W atkins, and Jason Ferguson. Three winning Vibe Unite were Brooke Greene,L amar Watkins, and Jason Ferguson, while the KFC customer collecting a Nokia phone w as Alexandera Smith. The promotion, which will be spread over all 10 KFC stores in New Providence, will remain in effect until October 17. KFC teams up with BTC on promotion I I N N S S I I G G H H T T F o o r r t t h h e e s s t t o o r r i i e e s s b b e e h h i i n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s , r r e e a a d d I I n n s s i i g g h h t t o o n n M M o o n n d d a a y y s s

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w its end. Im someone trying to bring economic benefits to the island, and you can see what Ive paid into Abaco. Ive been doing business for four years, paying all duty due to Customs, bringing goodsi n on time for customers. Im offering a service and living up to my end of the bargain, but Customs are not living up to their end of the bargain...... Every week something c hanges. I comply, but I cann ot continue in business like this, because every week somethings different a different duty rate, or a new law is put in place. Its one Bahamas, one Customs Department; everything should be the same. Ms Knowles said IE I mports, which currently flew i mport shipments into Abaco once per week, used to bring in 7,000-10,000 pound worth of goods pre-recession. She added that the problems with Customs were exacerbating the fall-off in business, as the inability to get definitive answers on dutyr ates was discouraging cust omers, who understandably wanted to know how much they would have to pay in tax before ordering a shipment. In a September 23, 2010, l etter sent to Customs Compt roller Glenn Gomez, Prime M inister Hubert Ingraham and minister of state for finance, Zhivargo Laing, Ms Knowles laid out her numerous concerns and issues withC ustoms. The officers do not know their rates of duty, she wrote. My customers and company will call to verify a rate of duty to make sure what thea mount is. Even before expediting a shipment, you can call every location of BahamasC ustoms, including Nassau, a nd you will get a different duty rate from each of the locations called. W hile Customs officers said that duty rates were posted on Customs website and theT ariff Book, Ms Knowles alleged that many of these rates were outdated. She added, for example, that the 80 per cent duty rate on water was shown online as being 10p er cent, while radiators were l isted as free despite attracting a 60 per cent duty rate. Recalling a September 7, 2010, shipment to Abaco that included an Inkjet Laserp rinter, ink cartridges, paper o n a roll and foam board, Ms K nowles said IE Imports and its client waited for more than two weeks to get the correct rate of duty. After being so frustrated o ver this she attempted to call Comptroller Gomez, who was out of office, and despite six attempts could not be transferred to deputy comptroller, Mr Turner. S he was then passed on to another senior Customs officer, who she heard down thet elephone shouting: What is t he rate of duty on computer parts?. How can these people be i n these key positions and do not know duty rates, Ms Knowles asked. A dding that she had been forced to spend $19,400 between two different brokers when Customs decided to change the procedures that were used by couriers to clearg oods, Ms Knowles said that d uring that time, she and her customers were overcharged $4,300 in Customs duties. Yet after supplying Customs with the relevant paperw ork two months ago, the D epartment had yet to agree t he amount to be refunded or send her any funds, despite numerous promises it would do so. I have complied with e verything Customs has asked me, and had to do it with the snap of their fingers, Ms Knowles wrote. Even after two months going into three months now, I cannot getw hat is owed to me, I cannot even get the final figure that is agreed upon by both parties. My frustration grows more a nd more every day that this is not addressed, and after I have paid into the revenue of t he economy of Abaco some $818,347 in duties; $23,700 in rent, landing/departure taxa nd facility fees, $35,927; and s everal other thousands of dollars in payments to BEC, BTC, Cable Bahamas, insurance and gas. I am a small company, and these delays in sorting outw hat should be a straightforward matter/inquiry is hurt ing my business. I expect and hope for better efficiency and service with Customs matters, as the rate should be publicly a vailable and not varied when d ealing with Customs officers. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM At wits end with Customs FROM page 1B Share your news The T ribune wants to hear fr om people who ar e making news in their neighbour hoods. Per haps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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ting the low 40 per cent range. Confirming that the resort and associated casino had begun to re-open yesterday, Robert Sands, Baha Mars s enior vice-president of gove rnmental and external a ffairs, told Tribune Busin ess that occupancy levels a t the Wyndham were proj ected to growth through November and December, and were likely to be slight-l y ahead of 2009 comparatives. Our forward booking levels are trending towards l evels achieved last year, which was the low 40 per cents for October, Mr S ands confirmed. The avera ge occupancy for hotels in N assau was around 50 per cent in October. With a onew eek occupancy loss of busi n ess and so forth, the trend on an annualised basis in the 40 per cents was in line with what was accomplished on an aggregate trend, for the Wyndham certainly. With November and T hanksgiving, we will grow o n that and see a much bet ter November than October.T heyre beginning to come i n. We never closed our sales and marketing office for the Wyndham, and aret rending along the same lines as the rest of the year, showing small levels ofg rowth over last year. Our growth levels parallel the industrys levels, its fair to say, across theb oard. T he Sheraton Nassau Resort, Baha Mars other Cable Beach property, remained open throughout the September slow period, and Mr Sands said its occupancy levels had slight ly exceeded expectations. Business levels have trended slightly better than last year, he told Tribune B usiness, but September is a traditionally slow month. Occupancies did not fall b elow expectations, and exceeded expectations slightly. With all the Wyndhams 550 rooms back on line, Mr Sands emphasised that no staff members were terminated during the six-week closure. He added, though, that as is common during the slowest part of the Bahamian tourism season, staff would be rostered according to business demand. Staffing will be commensurate with levels of business. Everything should be b ack to normal in terms of b usiness levels, Mr Sands s aid. We will be building back up to full work weeks, and while not there yet, we will g et back to those levels. Certainly, I would say in the first week it will be reas onably slow, as we get back i nto momentum. Tournament T he Baha Mar executive a dded that the Crystal P alace Casino was set to h ost a slots tournament this w eek, and there was pentu p demand for the facility as a result of the casino being closed. Asked whether Baha Mar had realised the anticipated savings from the six-week closure of the Wyndham and Crystal Palace, Mr Sands told Tribune Business: The savings were sign ificant last year, and they a re significant this year. I can tell you that the savings have helped us to minimise the losses during this particular period, and t he savings are expected to be even better than last year. Weve done some things a l ittle bit differently this y ear. M r Sands said Baha Mar h ad become more effic ient in its management of t he whole process, both the labour side, utilities expenses and the ramping down and up process. We have no plans to do it again next year, Mr Sands said of the six-week W yndham closure. That is our position. That it is not our intent to do it a gain. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM There are some far-reaching reforms that the Casino Committee of the BHA has s ubmitted to the Minister for h is review. A sked about the content of the BHAs reform recommendations, Mr Sands told Tribune Business: It has a lot to do with regulatoryi ssues, it has a lot to do with c ompetitiveness, it has a lot t o do with marketing issues, and a lot to do with opening the parameters in terms of eligibility [to gamble] going forward. A rguing that the casino gaming industry was extremely important to both the tourism industry and the wider economy, Mr Sands said: The more diverse them enu mix of amenities offered in the destination, the greater your propensity toa ttract incremental business a nd also satisfy certain hotel resorts in the country. It lends itself to the overall make-up o f the tourist destination we call the islands of the Bahamas. Y et the BHA president i ndicated that the Bahamas had merely scratched the service of the casino industrys economic potential to date, and hinted that this nation was losing its competitivenessa s both US states and other nations, with more flexible laws and improved product offerings, entered the market. The Bahamas could have a very significant advantage, and thats called proximity,M r Sands told Tribune Business. We have not been able to parlay that into success, e ither because of cost or a l ack of competitiveness. Once we address the cost in terms of getting here, anda ddress the competitiveness of the product offering, more so compared to that ofC aribbean competitors, and follow closely what is offered in North America, we will be well on our way to consoli d ating our position. We have to be market driven and go on the demand of what cust omers want. Casino operators, chiefly Kerzner International andB aha Mar, have been pressing for gaming law reform for some time. George Markan tonis, Kerzner International (Bahamas managing director, underscored the need for suchc hange earlier this year, when he revealed that Atlantiss casino business was falling p er cent year-over-year every year due to increased competition from many US states. He explained that this was why Kerzner International had decided to invest $20-$25 million in upgrading Atlantis's casino to "make it state-ofthe art and able to compete with any other casino offer ing". The rapid expansion of casino and gaming facilities in many US states, especially in Florida and the north-east states, key markets for Atlantis and the Bahamas, meant it was vital the resort and the country "make it easier, more attractive to bring people here". Thinking of the high-roller, high-end clientele the Atlantis casino is aimed at, Mr Markantonis pointed to the rapid expansion of casino gaming in Florida, in particu lar, via the Seminole and Hard Rock casino, plus the installation of slot machines at facilities such as race tracks. "This has a serious impact on us," the Atlantis chief saidthis summer, questioning why a Florida resident wanting to gamble in a casino would choose the added time and inconvenience of driving to the airport, going through various security and immigration checkpoints and then flyingto the Bahamas, when they could virtually pursue their favourite past-time on their doorstep. "We have to stay competitive," Mr Markantonis said. "Our gaming business is down15 per cent year-over-year every year, because there's so much competition around us.Every US state is opening up casinos." Among the reforms pro posed were allowing Bahami an casino staff to multi-task and deal several games at once, rather than being restricted to the one game as they are currently. Far reaching casino reforms to government F ROM page 1B Significant savings for Baha Mar via closure F ROM page 1B

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S. Johnson9.929.920.000.8830.64011.26.45% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.3550.80028.28.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00 52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid$ Ask$ LastPrice DailyVol EPS$ Div$ P/E Yield BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7% Interest 7%RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)2 9 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 P rime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6.95%20 November 2029TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2010B ISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.84 | CHG 0.00 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.54 | YTD % -3.10BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 19 October 2017F INDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%30 May 2013 52wk Hi 52wk Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield 10.065.01Bahamas Supermarkets5.016.0114.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%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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Jeanice Lam o f 2202 Bonham Trade Centre, 50 Bonham Strand, H ong Kong Liquidator NOTICE ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece The European statistics agency may revise Greece's 2009 budget deficit figures upward, but that would not have a major impact on this year's budget gap and the government will still meet its deficit reduction targets, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Tuesday. In April, Eurostat revised Greece's deficit for 2009 to 13.6 percent of gross domestic product from 12.9 percent, and had said that could be further revised by up to 0.5 percentage points. Greek officials expect any final revision to come by November. "The increase in the 2009 deficit, whatever that may be, will have a very minor effect on the deficit for 2010," Papaconstantinou said. He said the revision could come after the inclusion of some loss-making state companies that were not p art of the original figures.The government still considers its targets are realistic and that they will be met, Papaconstantinou added. On Monday, the government unveiled its draft 2011 budget, predicting it would trim the deficit to 7 percent of GDP bettering the 7.6 perc ent target set by the terms of an international rescue package that saved Greece from defaulting on its debts. The final budget will be presented to Parliament on Nov. 18. Papaconstantinou said it would not include new austerity measures. There will be no additional measures" in the final version, he told private Mega TV.Athens found itself one step away from being unable to service its debts in May, saved just in time by a threeyear ?110 billion ($151 billion package of rescue loans from the International Monetary Fund and other European Union countries using the euro as their currency. NEW YORK The expectation that the Fed will move to help the weak U.S. economy continued to drag on the dollar Tuesday. The euro hit an 8-month high, the Swiss franc jumped to a record high and the dollar fell to its lowest point versus the yen since the Bank of Japan intervened in currency markets recently. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday cut its main interest rate and said it was looking to set up other stimulus measures. Investors also expect the Federal Reserve to take more action to drive down U.S. rates. Of the major currencies, that makes the euro more attractive to investors because the European bloc of nations has a higher interest rate, said CMC Markets currency strategist Ashraf Laidi. Investors don't expect the European Central Bank to act further to drive down rates there. The euro peaked at $1.3859, its highest point since early February, on Tuesday. Later in the afternoon, the euro traded at $1.3850 from $1.3686 late Monday. The common currency rose 7p ercent last month, a significant swing in currency markets. It has already gained another 1.5 percent so far in October. T he dollar fell to 83.18 Japanese yen from 83.38 yen, earlier slipping below 83 yen for the first time since Sept. 15, when Japan intervened in foreign exchange markets to weaken the yen. The Bank of Japan cut its interest rate to a range near zero from its previous target of 0.1 percent, and may set up a 5 trillion yen ($60 billion the economy by driving interest rates lower. L ower rates typically weigh on a currency, but the yen rose versus the dollar. Many investors expect the Fed to make a similar m ove to bring down U.S. rates. "The impacts on the (yen increases its asset purchases," said Browns Brothers Harriman analysts in a research note. They said there was speculation that the Fed could buy from $500 billion to $1 trillion in Treasurys or other government holdings. ( A P Photo / Shuji Kajiyama) I TSABIGDEAL: A money trader reacts at a dealing room at a fore ign exchange firm where the U.S. dollar hit the new 15-year low against yen in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. The dollar fell below 83.30 yen at midmorning in Tokyo, breaking the previous low of 83.35 yen it fetched on Sept. 8. EU could revise Greek 2009 deficit, minister says EUROHITS 8-MONTH HIGH VS DOLLAR

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SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer NEW YORK Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a report that activity in U.S. services companies powered ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the economy's largest sector and the country's main source of employment. A surprise move by the Bank of Japan to cut its key interest rate to virtually zero also lifted stocks worldwide.T he dollar fell as investors s hed defensive assets, and a gauge of U.S. stock market v olatility fell. The Institute for Supply Management reported that the U.S. services industry grew slightly faster in Sept ember as demand from customers improved. It was the ninth-straight m onth of expansion in services, which have been growi ng at a slower pace in the U.S. relative to the much smaller manufacturing sector. Traders are also hoping to g et more positive news from the beginning of corporate earnings reports this week and from another key economic indicator, the Labor D epartment's monthly jobs s urvey on Friday. PepsiCo I nc. and Alcoa Inc. report results on Thursday. I n corporate news, Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa said it would invest $1.2 billion in Univision Communications, expanding a license deal between the Spanish-lan guage media heavyweights. Televisa's U.S. shares rose 9.8 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 193.45 points, or 1.8 percent, to close at 10,944.72. A ll but one of the 30 com panies that make up the aver a ge rose, led by Boeing Co. a nd Bank of America Corp. American Express Co. fell again, a day after the compa ny said it would fight an antitrust lawsuit, even after Visa and MasterCard settled similar suits. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 23.72, or 2.1 per cent, to 1,160.75. The index broke through 1,150, a level it hadn't traded above since m id-May, and kept on going. R obert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partn ers LLC in New York, cited another factor in today's upward swing: Even when stocks have fallen lately, the S&P 500 has managed to stay a bove 1,130, a key technical barrier that it had broken t hrough on Sept. 20. H e said that has given jittery investors confidence to buy. Cash A lot folks who have cash on the sidelines are being d rawn into the market because they don't want to be left behind," Pavlik says. "I think there's potential to get to 1,200 by the end of the year." The Nasdaq composite index rose 55.31, or 2.4 per c ent, to 2,399.83. Other market indicators also suggested growing con f idence among investors. An index measuring the dollar against six major currenciesf ell 0.7 percent, the CBOE M arket Volatility Index fell 7.2 percent to its lowest level since Sept. 24, and crude oilr ose $1.35 to settle at $82.82 a barrel. In a surprise move, Japan's central bank cut itsk ey interest rate target to a range of zero to 0.1 percent, and is looking to buy government bonds in an effort to boost the faltering Japanese economy. Japan has been s truggling with a strong curr ency and falling prices, and a uthorities there intervened in currency markets last month to weaken the yen, butt he impact was short-lived. Investors are also hoping f or more action from the Fede ral Reserve to boost the U.S. e conomy, and got more encouragement from remarks by Fed Chairman BenB ernanke late Monday. Bernanke said the economy could be helped by anotherr ound of asset purchases by t he central bank, and hopes are building that the Fed could announce new meas ures at its next meeting Nov. 2 and 3. Stocks were also trading h igher in Europe. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.4 percent, Germany's DAX index rose 1.3 percent, and France's C AC-40 rose 2.3 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.1 percent. A bout five stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.2 billion s hares. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 7B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer ORANGE BEACH, Ala. BP's $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill has been inundated with inflated or unsupported claims and in some cases, outright fraud all slowing down the process of getting money to people who need and deserve it, the administrator of the program says. Kenneth Feinberg said more than a third of the roughly 104,000 applicants need to do more to back up their claims, and thousands of claims have no documentation at all. He added that the amount sought in some cases bears no resemblance to actu-al losses, such as a fisherman's claim for $10 million "on whatwas obviously a legitimate claim of a few thousand dollars." "People can put down on a claims form all sorts of numbers," he said. At the same time, hundreds of claims that were initially denied have been accepted as Feinberg adjusts rules for compensation, such as whether people need to be physically close to the spill to get paid. "At the beginning, it's always rough," said Feinberg, a n attorney who previously oversaw claims for 9/11 victims. "Hopefully, by the endof this program, people will feel that the fund treated them fairly." Many claimants are still waiting for checks from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, w hich is doling out BP's mon ey to oil spill victims. The Associated Press interviewed dozens who say theyhave received small fractions of the compensation they requested. Claims have been bogged down by the sheer volume of r equests for money as liveli hoods have crumbled since the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers and spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil over about three months. "We don't have any business left," said Sheryl Lind s ay, a beach wedding planner who filed a claim for about $240,000 for lost revenue from July through December because of cancellations. The check she received from the BP claims center was for just $7,700. Lindsay said she recently l earned that her claim will be reviewed for possible additional payments, but she needs money now. She closed her coastal Alabama office and said she will soon file for bankruptcy. Such complaints have "not fallen on deaf ears," Feinberg said. S AN FRANCISCO Yahoo is trying to spruce up its online advertising service by buying a startup called Dapper. Dapper, started four years ago, offers tools that help advertisers create Internet campaigns that connect with the p eople most likely to be interested in their products or services. Like many other Internet companies, Yahoo Inc. has been trying to target Internet ads by keeping tabs on what types of material individuals tend to click on. Yahoo needs every competit ive edge it can get these days. The company's financial performance has disappointed investors for years. The challenges are mounting as advertisers shift more of their budgets into Google and more fashionable online hangouts such as Facebook. F inancial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Tuesday. The Dapper acquisition is expected to close before the year ends. Yahoo spruces up online ads with Dapper deal INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SIGNOFRECOVERY: In this file photograph taken July 6, 2010, a street sign is shown near the New York Stock Exchange on W all Street, New York. Stocks rose Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, following news that activity expanded in the U.S. services sector last month. World markets also rose after the central bank of Japan surprised investors by slashing interest rates to near zero. F r a n k F r a n k l i n I I f i l e / A P P h o t o Leader on BP claims points to fraud for slow payouts Gain in services powers stocks; Dow up nearly 200

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C M Y K C M Y K TASTE THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 9B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Tribune Just a few images of what, we the Bahamas, looked like 40...50...60 years in the past.Flash Back June 1953 local sailors put on the Coronation Regatta. Work boats Snipe class and Star class all competed, overlooked by the SS Florida and the old British Colonial Hilton.BY ROLAND ROSE (ARA) Your memory of real, flavourful, fresh food is a key tool for losing weight. At least that's one of the intriguing claims in Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough's new book, "Real Food Has Curves: How to Get off Processed Food, Lose Weight, and Love What You Eat." We find pleasure in what we eat because we stock up those good memories of past real food. "You don't get a lot of flavour depth in the processed stuff," Scarbrough says. "And so you don't develop many pleasure memories from it." In fact, real food is the key to eating less, the authors say. For one thing, you're satisfied more quickly with its big flavours. And more flavour means more good memories. And good memories lead us back to real food a loop of health and nutrition. Scarbrough's mom's macand-cheese is still in his recipe repertoire, all these years later. "She never made the processed stuff; she only made the real thing," he says. "And so I crave it, want it and feel wonderfully satisfied when I eat it." It doesn't get much more real than dairy from California, a state with a rich heritage of producing and providing high-quality agricultural products for the whole country. What's more, 99 per cent of California dairy farms are family-owned, many for generations. "That's so important to me, a child of family farmers," Scarbrough says. If you're looking to make some real memories in your house, try this souped-up version of mac-and-cheese from Weinstein and Scarbrough's new book.Plus, this recipe is a simple, healthful way to start your journey to better eating with good memories in every bite. Creating great food memories SKILLET MACARONI AND CHEESEThis isn't a baked casserole, but a skillet supper, quick and easy. It's got lots of flavours and textures, all enhanced by real California dairy products. Makes 4 servings 6 ounces grated California Cheddar 2 ounces finely grated California dry jack 1 tablespoon unsalted California butter 1 small yellow onion, chopped 6 ounces cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 3 cups low-fat or fat-free California milk 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced tarragon leaves or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces dried, whole wheat pasta shells (not the large ones for stuffing), cooked and drained according to the package instructions 4 cups broccoli florets and stems DIRECTIONS 1. Mix the Cheddar and dry jack in a medium bowl. Set aside. 2. Melt the butter in a large, high-sided, oven-safe skillet. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about three minutes. 3. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their liquid, it comes to a simmer, and then reduces by about 2/3, about five minutes. 4. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables in the skillet. Stir well to coat. 5. Whisk in the milk in a steady, thin stream until creamy. Then whisk in the mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper. Continue whisking until the mixture starts to bubble and the liquid thickens, about three minutes. 6. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in 3/4 of the mixed cheeses until smooth. Then stir in the cooked pasta and broccoli. 7. Preheat the broiler after setting the rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source. Meanwhile, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the ingredients in the skillet. Set the skillet on the rack and broil until light browned and bubbling, about five minutes. (If your skillet has a plastic or wooden handle, make sure it sticks outside the oven, out from under the broiler, so the handle doesn't melt.) Cool five to 10 minutes before dishing up. For more California dairy recipes, visit www.realcaliforniamilk.com.

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C M Y K C M Y K ENTERTAINMENT PAGE 10B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM The Tribune things 2 DO OCT 1 OCT 112nd Annual Shakespeare In Paradise Theatre Festival Shakespeare in Paradise hosts its 2nd annual Theatre Festival with eight major stage productions, including a Bahamianised version of the Shakespeare play "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Telcine Turner's "Woman Take Two", "God's Trombones", "One Flesh", "Dat Bahamian Ting" and "The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson". The full schedule of all productions is posted on the festival's website at http://shakespeareinparadise.org. Reserve tickets via email at: tix@shakespeareinparadise.orgor call 393-3728, 394-7179 or 4317197. OCT 4-6Shakespeare in Paradise: A One Man Show & Discounted TicketsThe criticallyacclaimed Broadway-style show, "The World is My Home The Life of Paul Robeson" is written and performed by Actor/Writer/Comedian, Stogie Kenyatta who was classically-trained at the Afro American Studio in Harlem, the Henry St Settlement and Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. Paul Robeson was the son of a preacher who transcended race and dreamed for a colorblind society. He spoke out against the Holocaust, visited Warsaw ghettos in Poland and cofounded the OAU (Organisation for African Unity) with WEB Dubois. Three shows are held at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. On the first night, tickets are only $5, specially discounted from the normal $25 price through a sponsorship by the US Embassy Nassau. Tickets are available at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts from 10 am 4 pm Mon-Sat. OCT 8 OCT 10Fam Fest 2010 Don't miss this year's Fam Fest at Fort Charlotte under the theme "Believe." Concert features special guests Papa San, Marvin Winans Jr And Sherwin Gardner, as well as artists such as Christian Massive, Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx and so much more! OCT 9 SATURDAYHarmony For The HomeŽ Concert Sheraton Nassau Resort hosts "Harmony for The Home", a concert with a mix of stars including Novi, Nita, Terez, KB, Geno D, Funky D, Visage, Sosa Man, Sammie Star, Ta Da and more. Telephone: 356-5312, 302-3950 or 7024127. OCT 16 SATURDAY3rd Annual Camperdown Plant Sale Don't miss one of the biggest and best plant sales of the year with bargains galore and a wide variety of plants at reasonable prices, including ferns, palms, shrubs, tree, bromeliads, orchids and so much more! Gates open 9am on Soursop Street, Camperdown. By JASON DONALD STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg Andrew Garfield Justin Timberlake THEdigital age has been a quandary of sorts for filmmakers. In real life, almost everyone these days has their head shoved into a laptop or handheld every five minutes a trend that doesn't really translate to the screen. With this in mind, director David Fincher's The Social Network focusses on the online phenomena of Facebook with an approach that's closer to the dialogue-heavy dramas of the seventies than anything from the 21st century. Jesse Eisenberg is Mark Zuckerberg, a brilliant, socially aloof Harvard student, whose hacking of the institution's database leads to the idea of a social networking site with a difference. Zuckerberg and his buddy Eduardo Saverin (Garfield), both on the fringes of Harvard's party scene, spend their free time rattling out lines of code in a bid for their creation to take off. And take off it does, albeit with a price. Choosing to skim over the technicalities of an Internet business, The Social Network concentrates more on recrimination, finger-pointing and the legal minefield that rapid success can bring. "The Facebook" (its original moniker) gathers momentum at a frightening pace and no one, least of all its seemingly unfazed founder, seems to be able to keep tabs on the wreckage it leaves behind. Eisenberg's star is rising fast and this performance is sure to elevate him to the A-list. He manages to make a cold, difficult and arguably calculating protagonist someone that you can't help but root for. And there is strong support for Spiderman-tobe Garfield, as well as an impressively sinister turn by Justin Timberlake as Napster founder Sean Parker. All are aided by a dynamite script by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing fame, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires which keeps even routine exposition tension filled. The Social Network could easily have fallen into a trap of fast cuts and split screens in a bid to please a young audience. Instead, Fincher has crafted a smart, mature, effortlessly entertaining drama and one of the top movies of 2010 so far. The Social Network movie REVIEWBy ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter IN a highly competitive Runway To Fashion week ultimate designer competition, Theodore Sealy won over the judges with his skillful design label called "Theodore Elyett".The competition was held onSunday, October 3 at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace. With less than two months until the biggest runway show to hit the Bahamian shores, Mode Iles LTD, producers of the award winning Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) created this designer competition for novice designers based in the Bahamas. The competition, Runway to Fashion Week is loosely based on America's "Project Runway" and was created to involve local designers and gradually expose their talent to a larger market. This two part event featured five talented designers, showcasing three to five of their designs before a panel of local fashion icons, who scored and had a chance to critique their work. Each of the designers presented a newly created "cultural fashion" design, encompassing indigenous elements. At the end of the intense competition, the winner, Theodore Sealy received fabric courtesy of Bahama Handprints to showcase a line of five to ten garments at the Islands of the World Fashion Show and the chance of a lifetime to attend one of the world's most prestigious schools of fashion design, by way of the" Harl Taylor Fashion Scholarship." Mr Sealy is a recent recipient of the Junior Achievement Bahamas Recognition of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design and Entrepreneurial Skills Award. The twenty six year old is also a multi-talented young man with varied skills in the fashion industry which includes; Fashion Illustration, Fashion Apparel Production, Fashion Show Production, Fashion Styling and Beauty Management. Mr Sealy said his fashion portfolio dates back to 1998 when he emerged as a 13 year old award winning designer. Since then, he has built a portfolio in Nassau, New York and Toronto Canada. His design label is named Theodore Elyett and he entered the Runway to Fashion Week Challenge to not only showcase his creative design abilities, but to also climb one step closer to compelling his goal of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts inDesign via the Harl Taylor Bag Scholarship. The remaining designers included first runner up Rudolph Brown Jr, he is a Nassau based fashion designer and make-up artist. In 2002, he attended Savannah College of Art and Design where he received an Associate degree in Fashion Design and B.A. in Fashion Marketing and Design from American Intercontinental University in December 2009. Mr Brown has been sewing designs for about thirteen years throughout Theodore Sealy triumphs the Runway To Fashion Week! SEE page 11 ONE of the models for Theodore Sealy makes her way down the runway. PICTURED are the founder of Island's of the world fashion week, Owen Bethel (centre back), Judges Mr Percy Wallace (back left) and Ms Tyrina Neely (front right), winner Theodore Sealy (back right) and his models.

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C M Y K C M Y K ARTS THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 11B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM the United States and the Bahamas where his foundation was established. Mr Brown said he wants to prove to the world that he can make a name for himself, through his designs, and his way of revealing his visions to the world. "What better way to do it than to do so from the runway. He said: "Fashion is not just my passion, it is my life, and my design techniques are always of the runway, ready to wear garments with a hint of P' Lage' touch." He said he gave his fashion line the name P'Lage' and the name has been an eye catcher along with his designs throughout the United States as well as through The Bahamas where he has been sewing cocktail dresses, owns and wedding dresses. Gloria Whymns also participated in the contest. She is currently in her last semester at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and recently graduated from the school's Fashion one garment making course. Ms Whymns states that she is now on to stage two being evening wear and fashion. Winning the school's 2009-2010 fashion show, Gloria has always had a passion for sewing and looks forward to seeing her clothing locally and internationally. Participant Katherine Booth, 31year-old who is does her best to be unforgettable is currently studying with one of the Bahamas' best instructors, Percy Wallace and BTVI's faculty in the fashion trade department. Treneil Hanna also was a participating designer in the competition. The judges were Pamela Burnside,Percy Wallace, and Tyrina Neely. The "Runway to Fashion Week" is also one of the events under the Carifringe Festival Calendar that is schedule for October 1-11. Carifringe is an annual ten day regional arts and culture festival that has been designed to feature a cross-section of Bahamian and Caribbean arts.FROM page 10Theodore Sealy DESIGNER Gloria Whymns is introduced by her model during the show. DESIGNER Rudolph Brown Jr shows off his model wearing one of his gowns inspired by Bahamian culture. DANIELLE Anusiem host of the show entertains the crowd.

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WBy PATRICIA GLINTONMEICHOLAS Who would have known such artistry could be created from a plain wax Crayola crayon!Ž This was Kelley Knowles' Aha!Ž moment regarding the medium that has recently become the focus of her attention and not only yields colour, but also provides the form and substance and, in fact, the very raison d'etre of her first solo exhibition.It is a maiden exposition which demonstrates much promise and the birthing of an individualism, which, if taken at the flood and encouraged, can one day create a space for Ms Knowles in the pantheon of Bahamian art. There are two pieces, especially, that could well be auguries of a passion and commitment that could lead to greatness, if these buds of a unique voice are nurtured to full bloom. The title of Ms Knowles' show (October 1-11, 2010), "No Acrylics! No Oil!, demonstrates the honest forthrightness and desire for self-determination that has been characteristic of the works of several emerging Bahamian artists of late. Fresh from the prestigious art schools, which have had the good sense to admitnay, even solicit-young Bahamians into their august precincts, they are willing, like our nursery hero Humpty Dumpty, to defy the conventions and reshape the world to suit their special communication needs. For this brave first effort, Kelley has all but retired the acrylics and cast out the oils that have long defined Bahamian art. An alumna of the distinguished Pratt Institute, New York City, from which she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Ms Knowles explains the reasons for the divorce from the twin tyros of Bahamian visual arts and her engagement with a medium of which most of us have asked little more than to stay decently within the lines of our shaky prepubescent artistic sallies. "Fascination with both self exploration and self limit ministered in the creation of this body of work. I began the collection with no expectations at all but those of myself. The medium crayon was secondary to the work's conceptual content and value. It did not take me long to realise the true beauty of works with crayon," Knowles said. "In order to build and reconstruct, I first deconstructed and manipulated the crayon from its original form. I love the idea of stripping an object of its importance and principle to create originality. Process became imperative to the creation of each piece. I cut, grated, crushed, melted, carved and glued the crayons to achieve the results I desired." "No Acrylics! No Oil"! fills the ground and first floors of Knowles' two-storey studio space. Those entering the gallery will be immediately arrested by "Papa", the huge portrait of her paternal grandfather, whom the family recently lost. Those who knew Conrad Knowles well will find C M Y K C M Y K INSIDE Creating great food memoriesSee page nineWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010Theodore Sealy wins Runway to Fashion WeekSee page 10 it highly appropriate that he still functions as host of the event. Defined by an old world gentility and gracious speech, Conrad nevertheless dominated any gathering in which he found himself because of his always evident pride in being Bahamian, irrepressible good humour, wide knowledge and gift for telling a good story. Also on this floor, many will be impressed by the evidence of the intense effort that would have gone into the creation of "Extravaganza" and "Nassau Grouper", but a close examination will lead to a greater appreciation for "Celebrate!" on the opposite wall. Here one begins to discern more painterly energy and deeper meaning. On the floor above, Knowles mostly abandons the substance of crayons for sculpting and draws mostly on their colour in the manner of paint. In contrast to the ground-floor displays, these works depend more on standard figuration and, here, the artist's declared goal is to capture motion, rhythm and expression. The pieces that stand out from this lot are "Get Low" and "Pretty Brown Eyes", which best realise her intent. As with the pieces downstairs, here and there one can see areas that are still at the beginning of the artistic journey. As the old Bahamian aphorism says, "last man, best bone." We come now to the two small canvases that are, in this writer's opinion, the stars of the show. Like old money, the two "Hope for Haiti" paintings hang so quietly at the turn of the stairs onto the landing, they might, at first, be missed by those to whom the tour of an art exhibition is a contest of speed consumption rather than a sensual exploration to capture and savour nuances of line, texture, shading and feeling. Ms Knowles said that the works are her reactions to images of earthquake-devastated Haiti and the plight of Haiti's children. With remarkable perceptiveness for one so young and full of life, Knowles saw not just loss in their faces, but incipient joy and hope. Kelley Knowles, with an almost hushed awe, has learned and acknowledges the mystical in the production of art, a marriage between the demands of good training, personal inspiration and skill and the inexpressible-the spiritual that steps in and lifts a work beyond the humdrum and sometimes speaks instantly to one's inner being. Maybe the "Hope for Haiti" works should be a little hidden away; their worth must be teased out and courted. Here are two shy but lovely maidens-not brazen, hotly-coloured hussies, whose easily attained wares as quickly pall and sometimes appall in the brave new world of contemporary art. Knowles notes: "The most intriguing part of working with the crayon was that each crayon determined the work's final result. It was impossible to control each crayon exactly the way I wanted. I realised I wasn't in control of the material; the only thing I was completely in control of was the content. I grew a love for the acceptance of imperfection in each piece. Distinctively individual, "No Acrylic! No Oil!" has opened a new chapter in my life." We believe that it has. We look forward to seeing this young Bahamian artist grow. Y o u n g B a h a m i a n e x p l o r e s C r a y o l a c r a y o n s a s m e d i u m f o r s e r i o u s a r t The Tribune SECTIONB

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Fountain, Russell into quarters C M Y K C M Y K WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 T HETRIBUNE PAGE 11 PAGE 10 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Judo: Elaina brings home two bronze... See page 9 BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net N EW DELHI, India He was the last member of the track team to arrive in the Games Village. But having made the necessary adjustments to his environment, high jumper Donald Thomas said hes ready to pop another big performance at the XIX Commonwealth Games. Since I got here, Ive been trying to get ready, Thomas stressed. I like the facilities. Everything is going good. Everything is up to par. Im just g etting ready to compete. Like everybody else, Thomas said when he arrived here on Sunday (missing the colourful opening ceremonies) he was shocked with what he saw. After hearing on the news t he false allegations, as I stay here, I havent had a problem. The facilities are nice, the place w here we are staying is nice. Everything is nice to me and according to everybody else on t he Bahamas team. Having finished shy of a medal in Melbourne, Australia,w here he made his debut on the international scene with a fourth place finish in 2006, T homas said his goal this time around is to get the gold. Im just going to go out t here and have some fun and represent my country to the best of my ability, he said. I also hope to come home with the gold medal. Im not feeling any pressure. I just have to go out there and do what I know I s hould do and I know I can be successful. Dating back to the days of the double connection with Troy Kemp and the late Ian Thompson, Thomas will be competing with fellow Bahamian Trevor Barry when the high jump preliminaries begin on T hursday. Im hoping the best for him, just as Im hoping for the best f or me, Thomas said. Hopefully the two of us will be on the podium. I dont know what h es been doing, but I can speak on behalf. Im sure that if I go out there and do what Im sup-p osed to do, I should be victorious. The final for the high jump is s et for Sunday. Head track coach Fritz Grant said that with the arrival of T homas, the team is now complete and the focus is on them all going out there and performing at their best. We have the full troops in now that Donald is in town. I spoke with him and he seemed to be confident of his chances in the high jump competition, said Grant, who along with m anager Roosevelt Thompson had their final team meeting on Monday. This team is really focused and real loose and their training sessions have been very prod uctive. Now that competition will begin tomorrow, youre looking for them to go throught he rounds and advance as easily as possible and just compete and try to improve each round. That is going to be the key to make the finals. You have to get better with each round, n ot just come out and run fast in the heats and the second round, your times drop. Were trying to get them to manage their times effectively and they stay focused and relaxed. Grant said theres no doubt that this team will produce some outstanding performances. Once they would have done their best, I would give God the praise and thanks, he stated. But the synergy on this team is outstanding and I think the BOCs decision to bring us here e arly has enabled us to get acclimatized to the heat. Everybody has made the a djustment, they are accustomed to the food and so tomorrow (today l ooking to start off with a bang in the competition. Today, three male sprinters n ational champion Adrian Griffith, Rodney Green and Jamial Rolle are expected to line up in the preliminaries of the 100m. Christine Amertil is also slated to open up in the women's 400m prelims. Thomas ready to pop another big performance READY: Donald Thomas. BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Nikkita F ountain and Larikah Russell made their womens doubles match look so easy that it took some of the bur d en off their three weary male coun terparts, who had a rough time in their opening singles matches yes terday at the XIX Commonwealth Games. Although Marvin Rolle was the only one successful in staying alive with his come-from-behind 2-6, 61, 6-0 win over Thangarajah Dineshkanthan of Sri Lanka, the concern was how well he, Devin Mullings and Rodney Carey Jr would play coming off the jet lag. As it turned out, Mullings suffered some cramps during his match and he went down in two sets to thetop seed Somdev Devvarman of India 6-4, 6-2 and Carey Jr fell victim to Scotlands Jamie Murray 6-2, 7-5. I had a rough day, just coming off two long flights, one from Nas sau to London and then from Lon don here, said Carey Jr, who gotoff the flight, headed to the hotel and had to rush right back out to the tennis stadium to compete yesterday. I kind of expected it, but I just wanted to go out there and give it my best. Considering what I had to do, I think I did a pretty good job. I didnt play my best, but I was real happy, he said. Carey Jr, Rolle and Mullings all encountered visa problems which prevented them from coming into India earlier so that they could get acclimatized. But despite getting knocked out before he could really enjoy the atmosphere of the games, Carey said hes just delighted to be here to represent my country and get the experience out of it. Mullings, playing in his first match since he arrived on Sunday, admitted that the jet lag finally caught up with him. The south-paw with the power-packed forehand surprisingly jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first set and extended it to 4-1, but as the fatigue started to settle in, Devvarman started to bear down and he kept Mullings on the run. Eventually, after Devvarman took the first set, Mullings had to seek some medical attention for his hip and legs. But he managed to shake it off and came out strong to hold serve in the first game of the sec ond set. However, Devvarman stepped it up a notch and while favouring his legs, Mullings was unable to continue to play at the high level that he did in the first set. It just came down to the physi cality of it, said Mullings, who was hoping to keep his winning streak going against Devvarman. I was hitting the ball, I was dictating and I won the first three games of the first set. But at 4-1, we had a couple long points and my body just gave way. I guess I was so tired from the long trip. Plus it was hot out there. Hes a survivor and he battled for every point. I hit the ball cleanly, but I couldnt maintain it. He wore me down, he said. Mullings said he needed a little more rest because he didnt have any legs left. It was disappointing because I was on top. I was leading him, he said. After falling behind in the first set, Marvin Rolle was able to regain his composure and he easily took the next two sets to secure the win over Dineshkanthan. It was good. I had a rough start at the match, but I was confident that I could come back, he said. I was just beating myself. So I settled down a little and I came out with the victory. After losing the first set, I started to put the ball on the court. I used my slice more than my forehand. I allowed him to make more of the mistakes. But Im feeling better now that I won, said Rolle. Rolle will now prepare to play No.7 seed Josh Goodall of England, who knocked off Gavin Manders of Bermuda 6-2, 6-2. Their match will be played today. Before the day was done, Rolle and Mullings also teamed up to play in the mens doubles. However, they didn't have anything left in the tank and went down 6-4, 6-2 to the Wales' team of Chris Lewis and Milton Josh. In the womens doubles, Fountain and Russell needed just 35 min utes to dispose of Tiriata Keeba and Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati, 6-1, 6-0. No match for their opponents, Fountain said they missed pulling off the double bagel when she missed two returns and Russell said she missed one at 4-0 in the first set. Nevertheless, Fountain said: It was a good match for us to start off with. Im not sure who we will have in the next round, but it was a good warm up match for us. We didnt have that much pressure on us, so I was happy it was just the first round. Russell, on the other hand, said it was really funny because one of the women was running from the ball. We just wanted to try to get over it as quickly as we could. They will now go on to play the top ranked Australian team of Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Eliz abeth Peers in the quarterfinals. Russell is also still alive in the women's singles, having easily disposed of Keeba in the first round. She is scheduled to play her second round match today. On hand to watch the matches yesterday were BOCs secretary general Rommel Knowles, chef de mission Roy Colebrooke and deputy chef de mission Tim Munnings. BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net N EW DELHI, India As the only two females on the track and field team, Lavern Eve and Christine Amer-t il know that a lot will be riding on their shoulders at the XIX Commonwealth Games. B ut the two veteran competitors who are rooming together at the Games Village have indicated that they arel ooking forward to the challenge. While Eve, competing in her fourth and final Commonwealth Games, wont compete until Friday in the javelin, Amertil will be participating in her third games starting today in the 400m. Since arriving here with the maleloaded team since Monday, both com petitors have indicated that they have been taking advantage of the accom modations and getting themselves ready to compete. So far, my experience here has been very good. It has exceeded all expec tations, she said. So I dont know. You cant be listening to the media. You have to see for yourself. But it has been put together really well. This is the best Commonwealth Games Ive been so far. For Amertil, its nothing out of the ordinary, but said the proximity of the training facilities has made this one very special. Being right here in the village and not having to go through the hectic traffic out there has been really nice, she said. We get to see everybody, which makes it a lot easier to prepare yourself. As she gets set to compete, Eve said she is confident of winning a medal. If I put everything together on that one day, I know I can do it, insisted Eve, who will be among a record 17 competitors in the preliminaries. My hopes are high and I guess one thing I say is that I can rely on my experience. So on that day, Im just hoping and praying and go out there and do my best. And to be able to achieve that feat, Eve said she feels it will take at least a throw of 58 or 59 metres to step up on the medal podium. From practice the other day, Im right there. I havent had that many meets. I had two this year and they were well below par because of injuries, she pointed out. Now Im in a better condition and the injury is not 100 per cent, but its under control. Not competing, sometimes it takes a while for you to see where you are, especially in javelin. Any event that has rhythm or is very technical, sometimes you have to do a few meets for things to come together, she said. Hopefully when I compete, I can put it together and let one fly. In preparation for her performance, Amertil said she has gone through her normal workout routine, got a lot of stretches, rested quite a bit and made sure that she wasnt going to get overw helmed in any way. Im just hoping to go out there and run well, Amertil projected. Ive hada long season, starting with indoors. But Im feeling pretty good now, so Im hoping that will carry through for the next three rounds. Amertil, however, noted that the Australians are at an advantage as they have just started their season and the British started late as well just so they can be ready for the games. Although they are the only two females on the team, Eve said she understands why some of the others are not here because its extremely late in the season to have the games. I would like to have seen them here for company sake, but those things hap pen, she said. Me and Christine get along very well. Weve roomed together before when Im not with Jackie (Edwards ous, so Im definitely going to be hanging on her coat. Since they hooked up in 2000 at the Sydney Olympic Games, Amertil said whenever the opportunity presents itself, she always tries to stay connected with Eve. Were pretty much sisters and weve roomed together for a while, she said. Being the only two females on the team, weve been doing our training together and encouraging each other. So we will be rooting for each other, as well as the guys. But its good to have another female here along with me. It would have been nice to have some of the others, but I understand their choices and I know they have done what is best for them. Eve said while Amertil will be the first out of the gate, she will be in the stands rooting for her because shes confident that she will be able to get into the final. More than that, Eve said shes looking for both of them to be on the medal dais. Ive seen the rest of the team, especially the men, training and I wish them the very best, Eve said. I know that the Bahamas will get a number of medals. So Im hoping that one of them is mine and the other is Christines. The only female athletes, Eve and Amertil have a lot on their shoulders THE XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES NEW DELHI 2010 THE TRIB UNE Marvin Rolle comes from behind for victory Devin Mullings and Rodney Carey Jr lose Rolle, Mullings fall in doubles DYNAMIC DUO: Nikkita Fountain (left s coreboard after winning their doubles match at the Commonwealth Games. UP FOR CHALLENGE: Lavern Eve.

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Detroit Pistons to be sold By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP empty stadiums that have marred the first two days of competition at the crisis-hit Commonwealth Games may be filled by children and the underprivileged given free tickets if attendance doesn't improve. After weeks of problems a nd delays in a wide range of areas in the buildup to the games, the sporting events are starting to grab some focus in New Delhi with host India winning five gold medals on Tuesday and England win-n ing its first two in the pool. But the problems persisted outside of competition. Workers were rushing to relay turf on the infield and try to clean up Sunday's opening ceremo ny at Jawaharlal Nehru Stad ium so it's ready in time for the athletics programme to start Wednesday. Police scoured the athletes village after an anonymous bomb threat, but it was later confirmed as a hoax. Authorities said a 16-year-old local boy had been cautioned after calling the police from a mobile telephone and claiming that a bomb had been placed in the village. Against the background of bungling, many of the venues across the city remained nearly empty, prompting local organisers to admit that they are considering giving away f ree tickets. "We are working on the children from schools. Already steps are being taken in that direction," local organ ising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said Tuesday a t a news conference that was sometimes farcical. "And also from the low level of society." While Indian shooters were busy winning the country's first gold medal of the games, the leaders of the local organising committee were sitting alongside the heads of the Commonwealth Games Fed eration and faced the media for the first time since the event opened. Kalmadi was confident that the glitches from the first day of competition on Monday had been solved overnight, saying that the transportation issues were dealt with and the addition of ticket booths at all venues would lead to bigger crowds. "As of today, things are all right," said Kalmadi, who also mistakenly noted that "Prince Diana" had attended the opening ceremony before correcting himself and identifying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as the attendees. Lady Diana was the ex-wife of Prince Charles, who is the heir to the British throne and the person who officially d eclared the games open. Diana died in a car crash in 1997. Despite the optimism shown by Kalmadi, Commonwealth Games Federa tion President Michael Fennell said his organisation still had a number of concerns. "There are some issues that we had to deal with and we have assigned those issues to various people to correct," Fennell said. "And we're expecting that those will be corrected during the course of the day." New scales were used for the belated weigh-in before boxing competition started Tuesday. Athletes and coaches were upset when the scales used Monday were found to be giving incorrect readings, forcing some boxers to take desperate, unnecessary attempts to shed weight. Organising committee secretary-general Lalit Bhanot said it had been "rectified" and "There's no problem at all." The 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games have been plagued by construction delays, allegations of corruption and security worries, but with 18 gold medals awarded Tuesday and now 26 overall, much of the focus has now turned to sports. India picked up two in shooting and three in GrecoRoman wrestling on Tuesday, with Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang starting the rush with victory in the men's 10-meter air rifle pairs event. "It was always important for us to do well on home ground," Bindra said. "It gives us a good start and hopefully, we will have many more medals in the coming days." Ravindere Singh won the 6 4-kilogram class in GrecoRoman wrestling, Sanjay claimed the 74-kg gold and Anil Kumar won the 96-kg event. Australian wrestler Has sene Fkiri was disqualified form aking a rude gesture after losing to Kumar, giving Kakoma Hugues Bella-Lufu of South Africa the silver and Eric Fuenekes of Canada the bronze. Bella-Lufu beat Fuenekes in what was supp osed to be the bronze-medal match. Singapore claimed two shooting gold medals when Swee Hon Lim and Bin Gai won the men's 50-meter pistol pairs event and Xiang Wei Jasmine and Aqilah Sudhir won the 50-meter rifle pairs. In track cycling, Australia won the men's and women's time trial races and the men's pursuit. Olympic champion Anna Meares won the women's 500-meter time trial in 33.758 seconds, Scott Sunderland took the men's 1-kilometer time trial in 1:01.411. Jack Bobridge won the 4,000 meters individual pursuit. England won its first two gold medals of the games in the swimming pool. Francesca Halsall beat world champion Marieke Guehrer of Australia in the women's 50-meter butterfly, and world champion Liam Tancock won the men's 50 backstroke. Also, Leiston Pickett gave Australia its fourth gold of the six-day swimming meet by winning the women's 50meter breaststroke and Robert Renwick won Scotland's first gold with a victory in the 200 freestyle. Australia won the women's team gymnastics gold for the fourth time in a row and led the medal standings after two days with nine gold medals and 23 overall. India was in second place with 11 overall. ELAINA Cuffy led the Bahamian team to win two bronze medals one at the Pan-American Infantile Championships and the other a t the Panama Open last weekend. Elaina is 11 years old and fights in the +52 Kg category. She defeated the Panamanian champion with ippon (instant win w ay to both victories. Her other matches were close and she narrowly missed a silver in both tournaments. "I am very excited to begin training again," she said after her first international tournament. "We train a lot and it is fun, and I know that I won because of it." Team captain Tajaro Hudson also turned in an impressive performance, throwing the Puerto Rican champion for ippon in seconds in the5 6kg under-13 category. He lost in the medal round to the US, ending up in fifth place. "I am disappointed," said Tajaro. "I made a gripping error and my opponent, who was very good, got me." This was Tajaro's second t ime at the Pan-American Juveniles and first as team captain. "Being team captain is great, I got to warm up the team and give them advice on their strategies against their opponents." Artio McPhee (-31 Kg Andrew Munnings (-34 Kg performed well in all of their matches but lost to more experienced opponents. Coach DArcy Rahming, a lso president of the Bahamas Judo Federation, said the programme has definitely improved. We concentrated on movement and footsweeps for preparation. The summer was grips and groundwork. Now I can see that we really need to concentrate on improving core strength," he added. For more information on B ahamas Judo, contact the headquarters at (242 6773. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL SPORTS T RIBUNE SPORTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES NEW DELHI 2010 THE TRIBUNE Judo: Elaina brings home two bronze Bahamas well represented at PanAmerican Infantile Championships and Panama Open TEAM BAHAMAS: Elaina Cuffy (wearing medal and the Panama Open. DETROIT (AP D etroit Pistons have found a new owner and he knows Motor City sports. The Pistons have decided to sell the team to Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, a person involved with the process said Tuesday. The person, who spoke to TheA ssociated Press on the con dition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agree ment, said both sides were negotiating financial terms. Forbes last year valued the team at $479 million, but a w eak economy, the threat of an NBA lockout next year and a motivated seller Karen Davidson likely mean the price is lower. Ilitch Holdings spokeswoman Jennifer Haselhuhn s aid the organisation signed a nondisclosure agreement ear lier this year and cannot com ment. Mayor Dave Bing, former Pistons star, said Tuesday "the deal is not done, but we remain optimistic." Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul, has said he was motivated to buy the Pistons in part to make sure another buyer didn't move the NBA club out of town. If the sale goes through, the 81-year-old Ilitch would be the only person to own and control teams in three of North America's four major professional leagues. Ted Turner once owned the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers. Problems mount as organisers consider free ticket release GOLD GLORY: Scotlands Robert Renwick celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle final during the Commonwealth Games at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Center on Tuesday. (AP Photo India dominates 2nd day of tennis NEW DELHI (AP Former No. 1-ranked doubles pair Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi combined to beat Sri Lanka's Dineshkanthan Thangarajah and Amresh Jayawickreme 6-3, 6-3 as India's tennis players continued their dominance on day two of the Commonwealth Games competition. In other matches, Somdev Devvarman defeat-ed Devin Mullings of Bahamas 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of men's singles, while the women's pair of Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkatesha beat Irufa Mahir and Maleela Solih of Maldives 6-0, 6-1. With Tuesday's victories, India has won seven of its eight matches so far. Match The most anticipated match of the day was the men's doubles with the Indians outright favorites. Paes and Bhupathi, estranged friends who come together only while repre senting India, were greeted with thunderous cheers by some 1,000 spectators in the 5,600 seat R.K. Khanna stadium. Although the scoreline suggested an easy victory, the Sri Lankans made the Indians struggle, especially in the second set when their serve was broken only in the seventh game. Bhupathi and Paes had last teamed up for the Davis Cup match on September 19 when they beat Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in India's 3-2 win. Still Bhupathi appeared stiff on Tuesday, and appeared to struggle with his serve. Paes was brilliant with his interceptions and his trademark backhand defensive flick.


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By MEGAN REYNOLDS
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HORROR unfolded as a
flight to San Salvador
crashed moments after
take-off from the Lynden
Pindling International Air-
port claiming the lives of all
eight people on board yes-
terday.

Smoke was seen steam-
ing from the left engine of
the Cessna 402 as it left the
Executive Flight Support
runway just after 12.30pm.
Air Traffic Control officials
in the control tower
informed pilot Nelson Han-
na of the smoke just before
his plane crashed into the
nearby lake.

Taxi driver Chuck Far-
rington said he saw the air-
plane takeoff and turn on
its side as if to return to the
runway when the nine-
seater passenger plane
dropped directly into Lake
Killarney on the eastern
side of Coral Harbour
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him pulled over as soon as
they saw the plane crash
into the water and attempt-
ed to stop passing traffic as
he called 911.

A car with about four
men inside then came
speeding towards the scene
of the crash and another
man ran towards the wreck-
age on foot, Mr Farrington
said.

He stood by the lakeside
as Nassau Airport Devel-
opment (NAD) employee
William Bethel waded out
in around 3ft deep water to
the wrecked plane around
a quarter of a mile from the
shore.

“Tt was a nasty scene, a
terrible scene,” Mr Bethel
said.

“Everybody’s legs, arms

and necks were broken,
spines were broken, heads
gashed open.

“There was no chance of
survival; they died on
impact.”

Just one of the eight men
on board was found breath-
ing as the remaining seven
bodies were hauled from
the wreckage and received
by emergency crews.

The living man was lifted
into an ambulance to be
taken to Princess Margaret
Hospital (PMH), but
attempts to save him proved
fruitless as he was pro-
nounced dead on arrival.

The remaining seven men
were pronounced dead at
the scene.

“Tt was just fellas floating
in the water,” said a pilot
who had rushed out to help.

“They probably died on
impact, but some of the
guys were missing body
parts and covered in gashes
and wounds from where
they probably got bounced
around in the cabin.”

Dozens of Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) officers rushed out
to the mangled plane on
small watercraft within min-
utes of the crash, as dozens
more police officers arrived
as well as emergency crews
from the Nassau Airport
Development company
(NAD), Civil Aviation
Department, and crime
scene investigators.

Assistant Superintendent
Hulan Hanna said all crews
moved quickly to secure the
area and pick through the
wreckage. He praised their
thorough and immediate
response.

He also confirmed the
pilot and six remaining pas-
sengers were pronounced
dead at the scene.

All eight men were in

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Warning over ‘safety risks’ of
unauthorised charter operators

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

CIVIL aviation authorities are
urging Bahamians to take heed of
the safety risks when flying with
unauthorised charter operators.

Inspector Delvin Major, acci-
dent investigator with the Civil
Aviation Authority, said the Ack-
lins Blue aircraft that crashed yes-
terday killing eight passengers was
not an authorised charter opera-
tor.

“This is what can happen when
you fly with hackers,” said Inspec-
tor Major. “It can happen again.
The holiday weekend is coming
up, so Bahamians should take
heed,” he said.

Inspector Major said the pilot
Nelson Hanna had a valid com-
mercial pilot’s licence; however,
his company was not authorised
to operate charter.

Hacking has become a part of
aviation culture, according to some
members of the industry. They
claim aviation professionals and
government regulators are per-
petuating the lax culture, because
it is more “convenient” and

yesterday’s plane crash.

“cheaper.”

Authorities have accused pas-
sengers of colluding with pilots to
evade the authorities.

Flights by hackers are cheaper
because they do not pay commer-
cial liability insurance, do not
spend money on approved main-
tenance programmes for their aitr-
craft, do not spend money on pilot
training programmes, and are not
held to the same standards, said
Inspector Major.

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Tribune sources say govern-
ment employees, including island
administrators, government min-
isters and police officers frequently
utilise unauthorised charters.

One senior pilot said passen-
gers are not the only ones enabling
the practice. He said once passen-
gers see the companies operating
they believe civil aviation is regu-
lating the industry and assume the
companies are legitimate.

Staff from the Department of



Culture said they knew the pilot
and company owner Nelson Han-
na well, because the department
used his company frequently for
culture events in the family islands.

A Tribune source also alleges
that the National Insurance Board
had a contract with Acklins Blue
and the aircraft “flew government
people all of the time”.

The Acklins Blue website lists
air charter as one service offered
by Acklins Blue Companies
(ABC), although the authorities
claim it is not an authorised char-
ter company.

The other services listed under
the group of companies are real
estate services and purified water
products.

The website claims the compa-
ny’s charter service operates from
the Executive Flight Support ter-
minal at the Nassau Lynden Pin-
dling Airport.

Alfonso Bowe, manager at
EFS, said Mr Hanna’s aircraft was
often parked at the terminal, but it
was a “transient” aircraft that
utilised other facilities.

“We offer personalize air trans-
portation services throughout the
Bahamas and to destinations in

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“Our twin Engine Cessna
402Cs are properly maintained
and insured and can seat up to
nine passengers,” states the com-
pany website.

Mr Hanna was said to be “well
known” and “well liked” by fellow
pilots. Byron Woodside, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Pilot’s
Alliance, said “something
extreme” must have happened for
the plane to come down, because
Mr Hanna was a “seasoned pilot.”

The Acklins Blue website states
Captain Hanna was the chief pilot

for the company with “more than
10,000 flying hours and over 19
years of experience.”

It states he was “regarded as
one of the best charter pilots in
the country.”

The mood was somber in the
pilot’s lounge at the airport yes-
terday, as fellow pilots tried to get
information about the crash.

The risks of flying with unau-
thorised charters include: a lack
of safety checks and oversight by
the regulators; uncertainty about
the maintenance status of the air-
craft; possibility of no insurance
coverage for commercial opera-
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TRAGIC: sound engineer Lavard Curtis.

LOCAL soca and rake n'
scrape band Visage lost its
sound engineer in yester-
day's tragic plane crash in
Lake Killarney.

Some of the other passen-
gers — while not members of
the band - have worked
closely with Visage over the
years, said band leader Obie
Pindling.

Mr Pindling did not name
the sound engineer, but he is
said to be Lavard Curtis, 26,
of South Beach.

Another passenger, Nat
Williams, reportedly worked
closely with the band on its
first album “Energy”
released in 1996.

Visage was set to perform
at San Salvador's homecom-
ing event today, according
to island administrator Ter-
rece Bootle-Bethel.

Condolences

Although declining to
speak to The Tribune about
the tragedy, Mr Pindling
expressed his condolences
through a short statement
posted on his Facebook page
hours after the plane
crashed.

"The Visage family has
suffered a tremendous loss
today. Rumours are circu-
lating that the band mem-
bers were on the plane,"
wrote Mr Pindling, son of
former Prime Minister Sir
Lynden Pindling.

"One of the occupants is a
present member of the Vis-
age family and the rest are

all considered family
because of our very close
association over the years.
On behalf of everyone in
Visage family, past and pre-
sent, we extend our deepest
sympathies to the families of
everyone involved in the
accident."

Before releasing the state-
ment, Mr Pindling con-
firmed to The Tribune that
the band's sound engineer
was on board the plane.

Stage

The nine-seater Cessna
402 aircraft crashed into
Lake Killarney moments
after take off. The group was
flying to San Salvador from
Nassau to set up a perfor-
mance stage for the island's
homecoming this week.

Visage, the Bahamas’ self-
proclaimed number one par-
ty band, was formed in 1981
by Mr Pindling.

They are behind a num-
ber of local hits such as “Put
Ya Flags Up” and “Hold Ya
Head.”

According to Inspector
Delvin Major, an accident
investigator with Civil Avia-
tion, Nelson Hanna piloted
the plane, which was oper-
ated by the company Ack-
lins Blue.

The plane crashed in the
shallow waters of Lake Kil-
larney just moments after
taking off from Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
at 12.30 yesterday after-
noon.

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Listing of
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IN AN effort to crack
down on illegal charter
operators, the Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate issued
a September listing of
authorised charter compa-
nies, otherwise known as
aircraft operators certifi-
cate (AOC) holders.

“Please ensure that
before you board an air-
craft for the purpose of
travelling away for the hol-
iday or for business that
you consider using the ser-
vice of an authorised air
charter operator,” states a
notice issued by the Flight
Standard Inspectorate.

The list was circulated
to charter operators, fixed
base operators and Family
Island airports.

Authorised AOC
Holders
(September List)

Abaco Air

Air Ambulance
Atlantic Blue Charters
Bahama Hoppers
Aircraft

Bahamasair

Cat Island Air
Cherokee Air
Corporate Travel
Destination Airlink
Diving Safaris Ltd
Dove Wings

Charter Co

Ferg’s Air Limited
Flamingo Air Charter
Golden Wings Charter
Inter Island

Charted Ltd

Island Connections
Island Wings

Land and Sea Charter
LeAir Charter
Mitchell

Enterprises Air
Package

Delivery Xpress
Performance Air
Limited

Pineapple Air Limited
Prestige Air Limited
Randolph Air Charter
Shoreline Air Services
Sky Bahamas Airlines
Skyline Aviation
Limited

Southern Air

Stella Maris

Resorts Air

Take Flight Air
Charter

Uhuru Aviation
Limited

Western Air

The Flight Standards
Inspectorate notice states:
“Should you be
approached by an individ-
ual offering to take you or
your family away, please
ensure that that individual
is in possession of the fol-
lowing:

e An Air Operator Cer-
tificate issued and signed
by the Civil Aviation
Department Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate.

¢ A Commercial Pilot
Licence issued by the Fed-
eral Aviation Administra-
tion or the Civil Aviation
Department.

e A Second Class Med-
ical Certificate issued by
the Federal Aviation
Administration or the Civ-
il Aviation Department.

e A Logo Sticker issued
by the Department of Civ-
il Aviation.



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Scenes of emotion during wait for news of loved ones

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

FAMILY members and
friends gathered at the Princess
Margaret Hospital chapel to
await confirmation of the con-
dition of their loved ones after
receiving word that they may
have been onboard a a twin-
engine plane that nose-dived
into Lake Killarney yesterday.

Dozens of people were
crowded around the chapel at
around 3.30pm when The Tri-
bune arrived on the scene, some
still hoping for information and
some already grieving.

As the news became avail-
able, some family members
emerged from the hospital’s
chapel and burst into tears
while others wandered off in
an apparent daze.

Among the more vocal was a
young girl in school uniform,
who called in grief for her dead
father, screaming, “My daddy
gone! I want to see my daddy!”
before collapsing into the arms
of a female relative.

A grandmother, Ivis Curtis,
clutched two relatives after
learning that her grandson, 26-
year-old Lavard Curtis, to
whom she had been a legal
guardian since he was a child,
had died. “He went to be with
his Saviour!” she cried.

Speaking with this newspa-
per, Mrs Curtis described her
grandson, who lived in South
Beach, as a “good Christian.”

“He went home, I might as
well tell you. The home that he
worked for from when he was
five years old. He was on the
Lord’s side and he is still on the
Lord’s side,” she said, regaining
her composure after the initial
shock.

Church of God of Prophecy
Bishop Clarence Williams was
also seen emerging from the
chapel, having learnt of the
death of his son, Clarence
“Nat” Williams in the crash. He
appeared sombre, but com-
posed.

The Tribune understands

TRAGIC NEWS: Church of God of Prophecy Bishop Clarence Williams was





also seen emerging from the chapel, having learnt of the death of his son,
Clarence “Nat” Williams in the crash. He appeared sombre, but composed.

that another of the victims,
BEC employee Kevin Far-
quharson, had only recently cel-
ebrated his birthday in the last
few days and was supposed to
be returning from Long Island
to San Salvador after visiting
his family when he caught the
charter flight yesterday, having
missed his Bahamasair connec-
tion.

Minister of Health, Dr
Hubert Minnis, announced at
a press conference inside the
hospital’s boardroom that it
was “with great sadness” that
he had to report that there were
no survivors of the plane crash,
which involved a twin-engine
Cessna aircraft with a total of
eight men — including the pilot,
Nelson Hanna — on board.

Although one passenger,
whose identity is unknown at
this time, was removed from
the scene still alive, he was pro-
nounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities have yet to con-
firm the names of the deceased,
but unofficial reports are that
the dead include the pilot Nel-
son Hanna, a Defence Force
officer Delton Roderick Tay-
lor, Clarence “Nat” Williams,
Chet Johnson, Lavard Curtis,
Kevin Farquharson, Chester
Benjamin and Devon Storr.
The Tribune will update this
information as more details are

FESTIVAL DECISION EXPECTED TODAY

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

SAN Salvador’s Homecoming Committee was scheduled to
meet last night to determine whether their five-day festival will con-
tinue as planned or be scrapped due to yesterday’s tragic plane

crash.

Local administrator Terrece Bootle-Bethel said they will inform
the public of their decision sometime today.

“Based on what I am getting back, most persons are in shock. We
are grieving and trying to ascertain who was on that flight by try-
ing to confirm the names of persons on the plane,” she said.

As for the homecoming celebrations, which were scheduled to
begin today, Mrs Bootle-Bethel said that they need to make a
decision as quickly as possible as a number of flights have already
been booked and funds already spent.

“A number of families are grieving their loved ones today.
Many persons here knew the pilot and there was at least one res-
ident of San Salvador on that flight.

“The death of colleagues and persons known to them is heavy,
so we are going to get feedback and see if persons can move for-
ward in light of the grief and burden to bear. So we will get our
feedback from all persons involved and see what everyone is say-
ing and advise the nation accordingly,” she said.

Mrs Bethel said she is personally of the view that the local com-
mittee may want to proceed, but much of what is planned involves
persons travelling by air to the island.

Because of today’s tragedy, she said, travel to the island may be

somewhat affected.

Mrs Bethel said those who already have tickets to fly to San Sal-
vador should wait to hear from the committee before changing their

plans.

confirmed. The majority, if not
all of the men, were said to
have been heading to San Sal-
vador to set up a stage that was
to be used in the homecoming
regatta event there.

“Every effort is being made
to assist family members at this
time of great sadness ... no
effort will be spared to provide
grief counselling for family and
friends of those affected by this
tragedy,” said Dr Minnis. He
added that the Ministry of
Health and Public Hospital
Authority would advise the
public on “any new develop-
ments that arise.”

National Emergency Man-
agement Agency Commander
Captain Stephen Russell, Chief
Medical Officer Merceline
Dahl-Regis, hospital adminis-
trator Coralee Adderley and
Assistant Commissioner of
Police John Ferguson were also
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The straw market
and the issue of
counterfeit goods

The Tribune Limited

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Time for vendors to get their house in order

“SHOWBOATING” on the sidelines is
what government is calling the position tak-
en by the PLP in the case of the nine jailed
straw vendors in New York. We see it as the
PLP playing its usual game — taking advan-
tage of the ignorance of less fortunate people.

The position is that nine straw vendors
went to New York in September on a shop-
ping spree. According to their own admis-
sions they knowingly purchased fake design-
er goods — brand named bags and jewellery
— for resale at their market stalls on Bay
Street. As they waited at the airport in New
York to board their return flight to Nassau,
loaded down with shopping bags of illegal
goods, they were arrested and charged in a
Manhattan court with conspiracy to defraud
the US by trafficking in counterfeit mer-
chandise.

Because Deputy Prime Minister Brent
Symonette, who is also Minister of Foreign
Affairs, made a public statement to the effect
that vendors at home should take note of
what had happened to their colleagues and
govern themselves accordingly, the PLP are
trying to infer that the government had aban-
doned the straw vendors. They had no inten-
tion of helping them, said the PLP, until the
PLP got on their case and embarrassed them
into action.

This, of course, is not true. The govern-
ment was not embarrassed by the PLP’s
senseless haranguing. On learning of the ven-
dors arrest all agents of government moved in
to provide whatever help they could. Mr
Symonette received a daily report from the
Bahamas Consulate in New York, which pro-
vided assistance to the vendors and kept
their families informed.

Almost immediately the Ministries of
Education and Labour and Social Develop-
ment assisted the families and children left
behind in Nassau. The government also
engaged legal counsel to represent the ven-
dors.

But apparently that is not enough. The
PLP want the government to help them with
their bail, find suitable accommodation for
them until they go to trial, resolve the bond
issue “and see whether — since this is a gov-
ernment-to-government issue — to see if we
can’t through the attorneys seek to get the
charges dropped.”

Fox Hill MP Fred Smith and Fort Char-
lotte MP Alfred Sears, both lawyers, should
know that once a matter gets before the
courts it ceases to be a government-to-gov-
ernment issue. Nobody can interfere with
the judicial process. No one can do it in the
Bahamas, nor can anyone do it in New York.
It is, therefore, wrong to take advantage of
less educated people, and make them believe
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with the courts. Should offenders facing our
courts in Nassau and jail time in HM Prison
expect the same consideration from their
government? These PLP lawyers should
know that the symbol of a blindfolded justice
sends out the message that all persons are
equal before the Law and each gets equal
justice — regardless of who they happen to
be. The most the Bahamas government can
do is to ensure that the vendors have good
legal representation and are judged fairly.
The vendors cannot expect more than that —
and it is wrong of the PLP to fool them into
believing otherwise. The law cannot be bent
to accommodate them. As for those still in
Nassau, who want to find wiggle room to
continue the illicit trade, they should take
Mr Symonette’s wise advise and get their
stalls in order before the police have to come
and do it for them.

The PLP should be the last to be crowing
when we discover that when the matter of the
counterfeit goods should have been settled in
2006, a “senior government official” in the
PLP administration instructed a “senior
police official” not to raid the vendors’ stalls,
but let them continue to sell their goods.
These instructions came after police raided
the warehouse on East Street, allegedly the
supplier of the counterfeit goods, and were
prepared to move onto the straw market to
put a stop to the illegal trade there.

The police’s lack of action in stamping
out the trade in 2006 led the US government
to unfairly conclude that Bahamian police
officers were “complicit” in the straw mar-
ket’s counterfeit commerce. From the infor-
mation we now have the police turned a blind
eye to what was going on in the market on
instructions in 2006 from a “senior govern-
ment official.”

This is why we find the holier-than-thou
position now being taken by the PLP not
only farcical, but insincere. If they are so
concerned, why don’t some of them take up
a collection and help pay the bail for the
ladies who are now in distress?

They should also go to the straw market
and — despite the famous remarks of one
reverend gentlemen that “principles don’t
put food on the table” — instruct the ladies
that the continued illegal sale of counterfeit
goods that once put food on their tables, will
now land them in jail.

We recommend to the straw vendors that
instead of being lulled into a stupor by PLP
words excusing their actions, they should
heed the sound advice of Mr Symonette, who
said: “As a result of these charges, I highly
recommend that Bahamians be guided
accordingly.”

In other words quickly clean up your act
and abide by the law.



Bahama, Bahamas

1 NOTICE is hereby given that

EDITOR, The Tribune.

On November 29, 2006
Police and Customs Officers
raided an East Street ware-
house where they seized a
massive quantity of hand-
bags and other items later
identified to be counterfeits
of goods manufactured by
designers such as Gucci and
other world famous compa-
nies.

Police and Customs Offi-
cers arrested persons
allegedly responsible for the
operation at the warehouse
and seized the items as
exhibits.

On January 11, 2007 two
persons namely, Xishes and
Yvette Ma were reportedly
charged before the Magis-
trate’s Court with offences
related to the goods seized.
Both persons are due to
appear in Court on October
7, 2010 when the matter is

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likely to be completed.

I learned from my
inquiries that the items
found in the warehouse
were being sold to local ven-
dors for retail in the Straw
Market and elsewhere.

This prompted me to
inquire as to why the
Police/Customs did not
include the shelves and cup-
boards of the vendors in the
Straw Market and anywhere
else.

The response I received
from a Senior Police Offi-
cial was that a Senior Gov-
ernment Official told them
to allow the vendors to sell
the items that they already
had for sale.

It would have been better
to have seized the items and

have the vendors compen-
sated by the wholesalers.

This alleged interference
would have made the ven-
dors feel secure in secking
a new market to purchase
the items.

New York was the even-
tual choice.

The trade continued
apparently undisturbed by
the Police and Customs.

Our Legal Department
must consider if what some
of the vendors are perpe-
trating constitutes a contra-
vention of the criminal law
in The Bahamas - false pre-
tences and fraud.

PAUL THOMPSON
SR,,

Former Assistant
Commissioner of Police,
Nassau,

October 1, 2010.

The proposed Chinese highway
between the Airport and the six-legged
roundabout is purely for Atlantis

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IS THERE any ambiance
in New Providence or are
our MP’s all wearing purple
sunshades?

The proposed Chinese
highway between Lynden
Pindling Airport and the six-
legged roundabout is purely
and simply for Atlantis but
regrettably we had a gold-
en opportunity of improv-
ing the run from the airport
to Atlantis and solve the
worst traffic hold-up that at
East Street and Indepen-
dence.

An overpass or underpass
here would have allowed the
priority of the East-West
Highway to be a real high-
way with no obstruction but
we will now build and artifi-
cially landscape a road sim-
ply to put more traffic on
West Bay between Saunders
Beach roundabout which
should have been a “T” junc-
tion with traffic lights to
downtown snarling up more
than ever downtown.

Drive along West Bay
after leaving Goodman’s
you can’t see the ocean till a

MADONNA MERANVIL_ of
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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 28th day of September, 2010 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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One thing is for sure other
favoured lower cost loans
do not impose what the Chi-
nese do - 2 per cent is attrac-
tive, but how is the loan stat-
ed?

What will happen if the
exchange rate changes and
negatively impacts the con-
version of US$’s to the
Quan?

The new so-called artistic
feature of downtown devel-
opment is their murals on
large walls and buildings

that should really be demol-
ished — as a visitor said to
me recently Nassau has lost
its looks like Kingston,
Jamaica; we are not coming
here again.

Sorry, fools rush in and
there is no doubt this air-
port to six legged round-
about is solely the figment
of a confused group who
think they are doing good
things.

The trouble is when they
are kicked out of office how
do you change these things?

JESSICA SMITH
Nassau,
September 23, 2010.

PCS CECT
fiasco mean to the United States?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

In his letter published September 24, 2010, Ivoine
Ingraham blasted the authorities in The Bahamas for
not doing something earlier about “the illegal mer-
chandise” fiasco.

If it is, as he puts it, “an embarrassment to this coun-

try”, I would like him to say what it must mean to the
United States of America, where the said items were

purchased.

Mr Ingraham may wish to warn a prominent local
video store chain that has operated with impunity over
the last two decades selling illegally copied, copy-
righted discs and videos...before the Americans raid

them.

DENNIS FOUNTAIN
Nassau,
September 24, 2010.



Has the Bahamas relocated?

EDITOR, The Tribune

Re: Hurricane Igor is heading for Bermuda not the
Bahamas -The Tribune, September 29, 2010.

IN paragraph three, the editorial rightly decries geo-
graphic ignorance on the part of international reporters — but
“Hey Mon”, has the Bahamas now relocated geographi-

cally to the Caribbean?

KEN W KNOWLES, M.D.

Nassau,
September 20, 2010.

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Man accused of threatening

life of senior police officer

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

STEPHEN Stubbs alias “Die” was
back before the courts yesterday, accused
of threatening the life of a senior police
officer.

Stubbs, 34, of Ridgeland Park is
accused of threatening the life of Detec-
tive Superintendent Leon Bethel, head of
the Central Detective Unit while at CDU
on October 2. Stubbs is also accused of
behaving disorderly and using obscene
language to the annoyance Superinten-
dent Bethel. Stubbs, who appeared
before Deputy Chief Magistrate Caroli-

ta Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane, yester-
day pleaded not guilty to the charges and
opted for a summary trial in the Magis-
trate’s Court. Inspector Ercell Dorsette
told the magistrate that Stubbs is on bail
in relation to a matter presently before
her court and another matter in the
Supreme Court.

Last October Stubbs was arraigned
before Magistrate Bethel with three oth-
er men on drug charges stemming from
the seizure of $4 million worth of mari-
juana in Exuma. Stubbs is also charged
with two others in the murder of Cor-
poral Jimmy Ambrose at the former
Club Rock on West Bay Street 11 years
ago.

His lawyer, Murrio Ducille, described
the charges of disorderly behaviour and
obscene language as “trivial” and stated
that the death threat charge was mis-
conceived. Mr Ducille said that there
had been no death threat directed by Mr
Stubbs to Mr Bethel, but rather this was
what Mr Bethel had been told by some-
one. Mr Ducille told the court that his
client had gone to the police station over
an investigation into a stolen vehicle.
Magistrate Bethel noted that the threats
of death charge was a serious one and
questioned whether Stubbs had been
complying with the conditions of his bail.
Stubbs is expected back in court on
Thursday for a bail hearing.



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conform’ with

knock-off goous laws

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THE punishment the US
is seeking to impose on the
nine straw vendors in New
York City is “an indication
of what could possibly hap-
pen” to the Bahamas as a
whole if enforcement of
anti-counterfeit or “piracy”
laws remains lax, accord-
ing to the President of the
Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce.

Khaalis Rolle said it is
long past time that the
Bahamas government does
its part to ensure its citi-
zens understand that they
must conform to laws
against “knock-off” goods
that mimic designer brands,
as there is the potential for
the country to be hit with
sanctions if it continues not
to abide by global trade
rules that demand the pro-
tection of intellectual prop-
erty.

“This is just an indication
of what could possibly hap-
pen and it’s at a very small
scale lower level, but it’s an
indication of what could
happen,” said Mr Rolle.

SEE page eight

Government accuses the PLP of

A WAR of words has bro-
ken out between the FNM and
the PLP over the issue of the
nine straw vendors arrested in
New York, with the governing
party accusing the Opposition
of “showboating” and attempt-
ing to steal the credit away
from the public officers and
diplomatic officials who have
come to the assistance of the
women and their families.

The PLP in turn again
claimed the government never
intended to render assistance
to the detained straw vendors
and was shamed into doing so
by the persistence of the Oppo-
sition.

In a statement responding to
a press a conference held by
PLP MPs Fred Mitchell and
Alfred Sears on Monday, the
FNM accused the PLP of doing
nothing more than talking.

“While the PLP has talked
and kept talking, the govern-
ment has acted on many fronts.
Immediately after being
informed of the arrest of the
vendors, the Consulate in New
York began providing assis-
tance to the vendors and infor-
mation to family members.

“Almost immediately after
the arrest of the vendors, the
Ministries of Education and
Labour and Social Develop-
ment reached out to the family
members of the vendors with
offers of counselling for the

children and other assistance
to the families. Actions, speak
louder than words.

The governing party said that
while the PLP “sits in Nassau,
holding press conferences and
taking advantage of the hurt
and pain of the vendors and
their family members, the gov-
ernment has engaged legal
counsel to assist in the various,”
the FNM said yesterday.

However, the PLP said that
the FNM’s statement on the
straw vendors’ status was “stu-

id.”

“The FNM seems never to
miss an opportunity to feign
ignorance, miss the salient
points of critical national issues,
and engage in futile diversion-
ary tactics, all to the detriment
of the Bahamian people,” the
PLP said.

“The initial response by the
government was to have the
Minister of Foreign Affairs lec-
ture the straw vendors. Sec-
ondly, the prime minister stated
in the House of Assembly that
Bahamians are arrested in the
United States all the time and
that the government was not
minded to comment on the
issue. So the policy position of
the FNM government was to
wash their hands off this matter
like Pontius Pilate and leave
the straw vendors to fend for
themselves.”

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fears of police brutality

By NATARIO McKENZIE
i Tribune Staff Reporter
i nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

MURDER accused
Angelo Poitier claimed

yesterday in court that he

had unwillingly signed a
confession statement over
fears that police would

brutalise him.

“T told them what they

wanted to hear. It was not

freely from my own will,”
Poitier told jurors yester-
day.

Poitier, 24, is on trial for
the murder of former girl-
friend Shanice Adderley,
19.

The young woman’s

body was discovered

inside a grave in the
Bahamas Veteran’s
Cemetery on Infant View
Road on May 27.
According to an autop-
sy report, Ms Adderley

had died as a result of
i blunt force trauma to the
i body.

The prosecution closed
its case against Poitier

yesterday.

Poitier opted to make
an unsworn statement
from the prisoner’s dock,
meaning that he was not
subject to cross-examina-
tion by prosecutors. Poiti-
er recalled that on the
night of May 26 he had
gone to a bar to “chill” for
a while. He told the court
that he met Brian Sands, a
man he knew, at the bar
and subsequently asked
him to give him a ride
home. He said that Sands
then approached another
man who agreed to give
him a ride to his home on
Providence Avenue.

“T went inside and never
came out. Later that night
or early morning, police

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for me. They put hand-
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that I was under arrest for
the disappearance of
Shanice Adderley. I told
them I didn’t know where
she was,” Poitier said.

The accused said that he
was placed in a police
cruiser. He alleged that
while en route to the Nas-
sau Street Police Station,
a police officer jabbed
him in his side. He further
alleged that while at the
Nassau Street Police Sta-
tion the officer threatened
him and shoved him to
the ground while he was
still handcuffed.

Poitier stated that he
was subsequently taken to
the Central Detective
Unit where he was again
threatened and told by an
officer that he had to tell
them what they wanted to
hear. Poitier claimed that
in an interview suite he
was presented with a writ-
ten statement which he
signed over fear that
police would brutalise him
further.

As the victim’s mother
looked on from the public
gallery, Poitier said that
he was sorry that Shanice
had died and claimed that
he and Shanice had never
had an altercation. The
defence and prosecution
attorneys are expected to
make their closing

remarks today when the
case resumes before Jus-
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Global PR company
returns for seventh
Bahamas international
Film Festival

THE Bahamas International
Film Festival announced yester-
day that it has retained Rogers
& Cowan, the world’s leading
entertainment public relations
and marketing agency, to handle
all publicity for the 7th edition
of the festival, taking place
December 1 to 5.

Rogers & Cowan has over-
seen all publicity efforts as the
agency of record for the last
three festivals.

The announcement was made
by BIFF founder and executive
director, Leslie Vanderpool and
Rogers & Cowan CEO, Tom
Tardio.

A statement from the compa-
ny said the successful campaigns
carried out over the past four
years have brought significant
international awareness to the
festival and have helped solidify
its place amongst the world’s
most admired young festivals.

“Building from this founda-
tion, Rogers & Cowan will pro-
vide strategic planning and con-
sultation and continue to
expand the festival’s profile
throughout the worldwide film
community,” it said.

Working closely with Leslie
Vanderpool and her team,
Rogers & Cowan will focus on
festival branding, media out-
reach and procurement, talent
oversight and event manage-
ment leading up to and through
the 2010 festival.

Rogers & Cowan vice presi-
dent Dennis Dembia will again
handle day-to-day management
of the BIFF campaign, including
oversight of the press office in
Nassau during the festival.
Rogers & Cowan executive vice
president, Nikki Parker, will
continue to provide strategic
direction and oversee all global
efforts.

Leslie Vanderpool said:
“BIFF prides itself on being a
quality international film festi-
val within the Bahamas, while
also being a reference festival
for the entire region. It is there-
fore important that we align
ourselves with a leading PR firm
such as Rogers & Cowan. BIFF
has gained such tremendous
media worldwide coverage over
the years from this relationship,
which is key to the growth and
sustainability of the festival.”

Tom Tardio said: “Rogers &
Cowan is honored to continue
its relationship with the
Bahamas International Film
Festival. Year after year we are
seeing the festival gain promi-
nence and strategically manage
the stature that comes with
increased media attention and
global awareness.

“This is another exciting year
for BIFF and we’re embarking
on a campaign that projects the
energy and enthusiasm that has
come to define the annual event
and the wonderful country that
hosts it.”

BIFF is a non-profit organi-
sation committed to providing
the local community and inter-
national festival-goers with a
diverse presentation of films
from the Bahamas and around
the world.

In addition to showcasing
films that might not otherwise
be released theatrically, BIFF
provides unique cultural experi-
ences, educational programmes,
and forums for exploring the
past, present and future of cine-
ma. BIFF aims to raise the level
of filmmaking, participation and
education throughout the
Bahamas and the world.

With offices in Los Angeles,
New York and London, Rogers
& Cowan designs and imple-
ments campaigns for entertain-
ment clients, such as film pro-
duction and distribution compa-
nies, cable and network TV pro-
gramming, records labels,
recording artists, celebrities and
athletes, videogame publishers
and distributors and digital
media companies.

Police deny existence of
bus stop extortion racket

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are vehemently denying
the existence of an extortion racket
at the George Street bus stop.

Assistant Superintendent Bradley
Sands of the Police Tourism Unit
said he is aware of the accusations
made by bus driver Virginia ‘Scor-
pio’ Williams, but is “not satisfied”
there is any evidence to support her
claims.

Ms Williams, a bus driver for sev-
en years, said police are accepting
money from bus drivers in return for
preferential treatment at the George
Street bus stop, used by Route 10
buses.

She claims her refusal to “free up”
has made her a victim of harassment
by an officer.

“How can I earn a living driving
up and down Cable Beach with two
or three people when the other bus-
es are full? The officer asked me,
“What you going to do? Either move
on or free up’. Ever since then he
harasses me on the route, so I can’t
make any money because he always
makes me move,” said Ms Williams.

“Tt is quite clear that ’'m getting in
the way of the ring that they have
going on in George Street that they
know I will never be a part of
because mama don’t take no mess,”
stated Ms Williams in a report she
claims to have emailed to Assistant
Commissioner of Police Glenn
Miller.

Assistant Supt ‘not satisfied’ there
is any evidence for driver’s claims

According to Ms Williams, bus dri-
vers who pay the police are allowed
to stay parked at the bus bay for pro-
longed periods of time — sometimes
until they are filled to capacity.

Bus drivers, who claim to “have
the police in their pockets” call offi-
cers in advance to signal their arrival,
according to Ms Williams.

The officers are said to instruct
waiting buses to move, irrespective
of their load capacity, in order to
make way for the buses who partic-
ipate in the scheme.

Rules

ASP Sands said the claims were
“nonsense”. He said the bus drivers
continue to treat the bus stop as a
bus terminal when it is not. He said
some bus drivers are like children,
who need “constant supervision”,
and unless reminded or issued tickets
do not obey the rules of the bus stop.

“She feels she has a right to stay
on George Street to have her bus
filled, but she does not have a right
to that,” said ASP Sands, speaking of
Ms Williams.

“The only terminal that was given
to them they refused, behind the post
office. That is the only terminal and

they declined that. They don’t have
any sole right to the road, to block
the road. They have no right to park
on the government road,” he said.

According to sources, the officers
are said to accept cash as well as
lunch in return for preferential treat-
ment, but ASP Sands called it an
insult to his officers to believe they
could corrupted by a “99 cent break-
fast”.

Harrison Moxey, operator of
Wayne’s Bus Services, the company
employing Ms Williams, said he has
received complaints from Ms
Williams and a few other bus dri-
vers. He said he personally experi-
enced a similar situation when he
was a bus driver.

“What ASP Sands said is true. It is
a bus stop. The concern is, if it is a
bus stop for all, then make every-
one move. They are not consistent in
their implementation and enforce-
ment of the law,” said Mr Moxey.

“T don’t expect too much of the
police, to tell you the truth. When
they are friends they don’t take
things as serious,” he said, when
asked why he has not pursued the
matter. He added: “I don’t think she
would make it up.”

ASP Sands said he interacts with
bus drivers every day, but Ms

Williams is the only one who ever
complained about an extortion rack-
et. He challenged her to produce evi-
dence.

“If she witnessed it tell her to pro-
duce proper documents to support
her claim. This is the only lady accus-
ing police of accepting bribes. It is
garbage,” he said.

Ms Williams herself is in “contra-
vention of the traffic laws”, according
to ASP Sands. He was referring to at
least three $80 tickets issued to Ms
Williams by an officer in the Tourism
Unit.

Ms Williams claims she received
three tickets in less than one month,
for: parking on a bus stop, failing to
move when requested by police and
leaving a vehicle with the engine run-

ning.
Ticket

For each of the three instances,
she has a story about how the ticket
was unfairly issued. She said the tick-
ets are symptomatic of the harass-
ment she is experiencing.

Since filing her complaints with
ASP Sands, Ms Williams said she
also spoke to Superintendent Wayne
Miller at the Central Police Station
and Assistant Commissioner of
Police, Mr Miller. The police have
not contacted her as yet, she claims.

Ms Williams was given the option
by her boss of driving a different
route, but, she said: “I should not
allow them to run me off the route. I
should leave on my own accord.”

Minister of Education announces
National Career Awareness Month

THE country’s students will be
exposed to a myriad of career
paths during National Career
Awareness Month (NCAM),
Minister of Education Desmond
Bannister said.

It’s the third annual NCAM,
spanning the duration of the
month of October and featuring a
variety of events and activities.

The announcement was made
on Monday during a press con-
ference held at the Teachers
Union Building on East Street.

This year’s theme is ‘Empow-
erment, Education, Entrepre-
neurship, Excellence: The keys
to career satisfaction’.

Initiative

Mr Bannister said that since
embarking upon this initiative,
the Department of Education
has received excellent reviews
from teachers, students and par-
ents.

“Our graduates face numerous
challenges upon leaving school,
and it is our hope that this initia-
tive will provide them with an
opportunity to make suitable
career choices before entering the
workforce.”

Minister Bannister also thanked
the NCAM team for their hard
work and the many partners for
their support of the event.

“As always we wish to express
our gratitude to the many stake-
holders whose names you see on
the banner behind me,” said Mr
Bannister. “We greatly appreci-
ate your commitment in provid-
ing our youth with this valuable
head start.”

Some of the activities sched-



CAREER AWARENESS: Minister of Education Desmond Bannister announces the third annual National Careers Aware-
ness Month (NCAM) during a press conference on Monday, October 4, at the Teacher's Union Building on East Street.
Elma Garroway, permanent secretary, looks on.

uled for the month include
school-based activities to be held
until October 29; a teleconfer-
ence with Grand Bahama, Abaco,
Exuma, Eleuthera, Andros and
Inagua today and speakers cir-
cuits for students on the Family
Islands beginning this week.

The month of activities culmi-
nate with the National Careers
Fair, which takes place during
week five from October 26 - 28 at
the Kendal Isaacs Gym. The
opening ceremony for the fair will
take place on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 27.

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between September 18, 2009, and
October 20, 2009, did not call any
witnesses or make a statement in
her defence.

Magistrate Derrence Davis
ordered that the College of the
Bahamas student serve eight
months in prison and receive four
months of counselling.
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LOCAL NEWS

Government ‘must ensure
Bahamians conform’ with
knock-off goods laws

FROM page five

As for the significance of
the fact that the government
through its law enforcement
agencies has failed to clamp
down on the trade in coun-
terfeit — such as that which
takes place at the Straw
Market in plain view — Mr
Rolle said: “I don’t have to
say how much of a problem
it is — the rules are the rules
and it’s up to the (law
enforcement) agencies to
enforce the rules.”

Mr Rolle noted that the
issue is one of ensuring the
Bahamas is in a position to
be economically viable on a
globalised trading stage.

“T’ve said many years ago
we need to start developing
the mindset and platform to
be globally competitive. I
said it many years ago and
Pll continue to say it,
because you will see the
downside of not being in
compliance with global rules.

“We are at that transition
point where in the past it
was a problem (the trade in
counterfeit goods in The
Bahamas), but it wasn’t a
huge problem. However, we
now have new global trad-
ing platforms and global and
far reaching rules with gov-
ernments and other entities
that are requiring that you
play fair,” said Mr Rolle.

Admitting that abuse of
intellectual property rights
is not only a problem for
The Bahamas, but also for

countries like the US itself,
“the difference here, I think,
right now, is that the
Bahamas is in the world
spotlight and we are going
through a clear modernisa-
tion process and what we are
doing is more magnified.”

His comments come after
nine Bahamian women, all
vendors in the downtown
Straw Market, were arrest-
ed and charged in New York
City with attempting to traf-
fic counterfeit goods. It is
alleged that the illegal prod-
ucts were found loaded in 31
pieces of luggage the women
had checked in to their Jet
Blue flight from the city to
Nassau on September 15.
Each admitted to knowing
the goods were counterfeit,
and said they had intended
to sell them at their market
stall.

They were picked up fol-
lowing what court docu-
ments revealed to be a six-
month long “sting” opera-
tion in the city and The Tri-
bune understands that the
investigation has not yet
ended.

While their arrests rattled
vendors in the market, who
said it would heavily dampen
profits at the site where
counterfeit bags “move more
quickly” off the shelves than
traditional straw goods, the
significance of the enforce-
ment exercise reverberates
at a higher level given the
Bahamas’ recent signing of
the Economic Partnership
Agreement with Europe and

our desire to soon join the
World Trade Organisation.

Both the signing of the
EPA and membership of the
WTO bring with them fur-
ther obligations on the part
of the government to ensure
that intellectual property
rights are protected. Mem-
ber states can demand action
against other member states
through the WTO if they
deem the other to not be
vested in the protection of
the intellectual property
rights of companies in their
country, such as the US did
against China in 2007.

The Opposition PLP has
suggested that the vendors
may effectively be pawns in
a “government to govern-
ment issue” between the US
and The Bahamas, with the
US taking action on its soil
in response to the Bahamian
government’s unwillingness
to do so on its own.

The BCOC President said
it is against the interests of
the public at large for the
government to continue lax
enforcement of intellectual
property right-related law,
as it allows for the continua-
tion of a mindset that does
not fit with the trading envi-
ronment The Bahamas is
becoming a part of.

“T’ve been saying for a
long time that we need to
start changing to accommo-
date what’s going to happen
in the future.

“Well the future is
now...right now,” said Mr
Rolle.

Pastor victorious in court battle over church finances

ALOCAL pastor has emerged victorious in a
court battle over his church’s finances.

The Zion United Baptist Convention had ini-
tiated legal action last August against Rev T G
Morrison, pastor of Zion Baptist Church on East

and Shirley Street.

The Zion United Baptist Convention had
sought an audit of the church’s finances dating

back nine years.

The convention had claimed that Rev Morri-
son failed to have the finances of the church
audited and the results reported to the general

tution.

membership of the church, and that this consti-
tutes a breach of Zion Baptist Church's consti-

From the outset, however, Rev Morrison’s
attorney Henry Bostwick, QC, submitted that

the matter should be struck out and that the

convention was not seeking to enforce any legal
right in the church’s constitution.s

On Monday, Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett

ruled in Rev Morrison’s favour, finding that the
Convention did not have the standing to bring the
action and that the action should be dismissed.

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
at 7:30 pm





THE Bahamas thanked
Republic of Haiti Ambassador
Louis Harold Joseph for the
contributions he made in fos-
tering closer ties between both
countries.

A farewell reception was
held Monday at the British
Colonial Hilton, where Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigra-
tion Brent Symonette acknowl-
edged the accomplishments
made over the past eight years
by Ambassador Joseph, Dean
of the Diplomatic Corps.

Also present were Gover-
nor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes
and Lady Foulkes, members of
the Diplomatic Corps and
senior government officials.

“We in The Bahamas have
greatly benefited from your
experience as a career diplo-
mat, as time and time again you
have been called upon to pour
oil on the troubled waters,
stirred up by the challenges of
economic and political difficul-
ties in your home country,
which have led to an ever-
increasing influx of your nation-
als to our shores,” Mr. Symon-
ette said.

“Yours has not been an easy
task, as you have sought to
uphold the laws of The
Bahamas while endeavouring
to find mutually acceptable
solutions to this problem.”

The Bahamas and Haiti
established diplomatic relations
in 1977. The geographic prox-
imity of both countries in con-
junction with Haiti being one
of the largest and most popu-
lous countries in the Caribbean,
with persistent development
pangs, has played a significant
role in determining the nature
of relations between both coun-
tries.

Mr Symonette noted that
the first few years of Ambas-
sador Joseph’s tenure were par-
ticularly fraught with difficul-
ties, as Haiti was beset by polit-
ical crisis.

“You helped us navigate our
way through those turbulent
times by providing sound
advice about the ever-changing
political landscape. You have
encouraged us in our commit-
ment to the economic and
social development of Haiti by
helping to facilitate the fledg-
ling partnership between lead-
ing Haitian businessmen and
our private sector, evidence in
the holding of a trade fair in
Nassau in 2005,” Mr. Symon-
ette said.

He added that Bahamians
also appreciate Ambassador
Joseph’s efforts to educate the

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HAITIAN AMBASSADOR Louis Harold Joseph makes his farewell speech

at a farewell reception on Monday at the British Colonial Hilton.

Haitian diaspora about the
Bahamas, the public service
pertaining to social and health
issues. And, on the other
hand, his role in promoting
Haitian culture through art,
music and language.

“Excellency, the vulnera-
bility of small island develop-
ing states to natural disasters
was all too apparent through-
out your tenure here. We wit-
nessed the devastation caused
in your homeland as one hur-
ricane after another wreaked
havoc and flood waters — the
result of torrential rains -
caused untold destruction to
your land and your people
alike,” Mr. Symonette said.

He also mentioned the dev-
astating earthquake, which
struck Haiti on January 12,
2010, leaving hundreds of
thousands dead and homeless.

“Through it all, you
remained a stoic picture of
dignity and calm, even as you
yourself experienced personal
loss,” Mr. Symonette said.

Ambassador Joseph said
he was honoured to have
served for eight consecutive
years, which has led to the
strengthening of friendship
and fraternity between both
countries.

He said, however, that
there are two unfinished items
on the table, which he consid-
ered very important for the

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relations between the
Bahamas and Haiti.

One being the Framework
Agreement for Bilateral
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standing for Agricultural
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“Tam certain that the gov-
ernment of the Republic of
Haiti will ensure that my suc-
cessor continues to work very
closely with the government
of The Bahamas toward the
conclusion of these two agree-
ments,” he said.

Ambassador Joseph said
although his tenure was some-
times “difficult and bumpy”,
he encountered responsible
staff at the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs, the Immigration
Department and other gov-
ernment agencies determined
to promote Haitian-Bahami-
an relations.

He thanked the govern-
ment and civil society for
assistance following the earth-
quake, and the Haitian com-
munity for their cooperation
during his tenure.

Ambassador Joseph left
the Bahamas yesterday for
Washington, DC, where he
served before his appointment
to the Bahamas.

A new Haitian Ambassador
to the Bahamas will be
announced shortly.

Teenage girl in
‘suicide attempt’

SHORTLY before 4am on
Saturday, October 2, police
received a report of an
attempted suicide at a home
on Gladstone Road.

The victim, a 16-year-old
girl, was discovered by family
members. They called emer-
gency services and she was
rushed to hospital by ambu-
lance.

She was treated and later
discharged.

Police did not release fur-
ther details of the incident,
saying that their investigation
is ongoing.

Government
accuses the PLP
of ‘showhoating’

over vendors
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cy to defraud the US, specifi-
cally by the trafficking of
counterfeit goods.

They could face a maxi-
mum sentence of three years
in prison on the charge,
which came after a six-
month long federal surveil-
lance operation by the US
Department of Homeland
Security and Immigration,
Customs and Enforcement.

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

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

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Relatives sobbed in
shock, grief and disbelief
outside barricades set up
on either side of the fatal
crash scene on Coral Har-
bour Road yesterday as the
severely injured bodies
were covered and lined up
for transportation to the
morgue.

A distressed woman was
comforted by a relative as
she cried: “The pilot was
my cousin; going to San
Salvador was his life.”

Other family members of
the deceased were received
by hospital officials and
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA)
officials at PMH where
they waited to identify the
bodies of their relatives.

RBDF officers loaded
the bodies covered in bags
splattered with mud and
blood, and numbered from
one to seven, on stretchers
lifted into seven hearses
and funeral home vans.

They were driven from
the scene in a somber pro-
cession of police escorts
and around a dozen more
police and RBDF vehicles
attracting stares from
pedestrians and stopping
motorists in JFK, Thomp-
son Boulevard, Wulff Road
and East Street on their
way to PMH where they
arrived just before 5pm.

Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham and Opposition
leader Perry Christie both
released statements in the
aftermath of the crash.

Mr Ingraham said: “On
behalf of the government
and people of our nation I
extend deepest condolences
to the families and friends
of each of the individuals
who met their untimely
deaths early this afternoon.

“All relevant govern-
ment agencies are lending
their assistance in this trag-
ic matter.

“Further, a thorough
investigation of the crash
will be conducted by the
relevant authorities.”

The PLP party leader
expressed his condolences
to the families and loved
ones of the crash victims
for their untimely loss.

He said: “I hope that the
relevant authorities can do
all they can to determine
the cause of this crash in
the public interest and to
bring resolution to this
tragedy.

“Our thoughts and
prayers are with the
bereaved families during
this very difficult period.”

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Fashion Show
on target for
over 1,000
attendance

Organiser says
participation by
Bahamian designers
‘can be better’



OWEN BETHEL
By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian organiser of
a fashion show to be held in
Nassau next month yesterday
told Tribune Business he was
confident the event would
meet its 1,000-plus attendance
target, but said Bahamian
designer participation “can be
better”, with this nation just
scratching the surface of the
industry’s economic potential.

Owen Bethel, Bahamian
banker and president of
Modes Iles, organiser of the
Islands of the World Fashion
Week, told this newspaper
that early attendance indica-
tors for the November 11-13,
2010, showcase in Nassau
were positive, with a lead-up
tour featuring exhibitions in
California, Chicago and Mia-
mi helping to generate over-
seas buyer and fashion indus-
try interest.

“T think we will meet our
attendance target,” Mr Bethel
told Tribune Business. “We’re
basically looking at 1,000-plus
persons, and there has been a
lot of interest out of New
York, besides local groups.
We think Florida will make a
significant impact through the
Miami event, which will be
held on October 23.”

But apart from Harl Taylor
Bags, two young Bahamian
designers in the Next Genera-
tion Designer category, and
Theo Seely, the winner of
Sunday’s Runway to Fashion
competition and the Harl
Taylor scholarship to study at
New York’s Parsons, The
New School for Design, Mr
Bethel said Bahamian design-
er participation “can be bet-
ter”.

Acknowledging that some
budding designers may be
finding it difficult to attract
the capital funding needed to
develop their fashion lines,
due partly to the recession,
Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi-
ness: “Those who are of the

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M@ Problems occurring despite $818,347 duties
paid to government’s coffers via its import

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

An import/freight compa-
ny serving Abaco yesterday
told Tribune Business it was
“at its wits end” and virtually
“unable to continue in busi-
ness” do to the frequent pro-
cedure and duty rate changes
imposed by Bahamas Cus-
toms, despite paying some
$818,347 in revenues to the
Government on behalf of its
Bahamian clients.

Tamese Knowles, propri-
etor/owner of IE Imports,
which has an office in Marsh
Harbour and ships to Abaco

from West Palm Beach,
expressed her “frustration” to
Tribune Business yesterday,
explaining that she was still
awaiting a $4,300 refund from
Customs of overpaid duties,
despite having submitted all
the relevant paperwork to it
some two months ago. She
added that the Department
had recently dropped its
demand for her company to
post an unnecessary $5,000
bond with it.

“T’m really, really frustrated
with Bahamas Customs,” Ms
Knowles told Tribune Busi-
ness, explaining that one of
her issues was the fact that

‘Far reaching’ casino
reforms to government

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas Hotel Asso-
ciation (BHA) has “resub-
mitted far-reaching reform”
proposals to the Government
for the revamp of this nation’s
gaming laws, its president
telling Tribune Business that
the country had been unable
to translate its proximity to
the US into success in this
industry.

Speaking as Jamaica
becomes the latest Caribbean
nation to enter the global casi-
no gaming market, outlining
plans to issue three such
licences, Robert Sands told
this newspaper that cost and
product competitiveness fac-
tors had prevented the
Bahamas from more fully
exploiting the industry’s eco-
nomic benefits.

Describing reforms of the
Bahamas’ antiquated gaming
laws as “very important”, Mr
Sands said: “We took these
reforms very seriously. We
had a detailed listing that we
submitted to the Government
of the Bahamas, and have
been assured they have taken
them all into consideration.

“We have been in commu-
nication with the Govern-
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She had just experienced
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highest levels of service is our
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Bank; Samantha Fox, associate and Tara Archer, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Michael Lightbourne,
deputy governor of Central Bank; Oscar Johnson, partner at Higgs & Johnson; Stacey Benjamin, deputy

legal counsel at Central Bank.

Higgs & Johnson’s litigation team, head-
ed by Oscar N. Johnson, gave a presentation
to the Central Bank on the Employment
Act.

The address looked at the legislation from
the perspective of the both the employer
and the employee, detailing a number of
relevant points of interest.

The Central Bank’s deputy legal counsel,
Stacey Benjamin, said: “The Question &
Answer session was particularly exciting,
and managers were enthusiastic about par-
ticipating. It gave the attendees and the pre-
senters an opportunity to focus on the most

important issues which concern us in the
workplace environment. The information
was both relevant and timely, and the pre-
senters did an excellent job of answering
our questions and giving practical and sound
legal advice.”

Tara Archer, a Higgs & Johnson partner,
said: “We gladly share our knowledge of
the applicable laws and the practical appli-
cation of the same with our clients as
requested, and to meet their needs. This
educational session is just one of the ways
Higgs & Johnson incorporates value-added
benefits in our services to our clients.”

Commission expands
its investor education

The Securities Commission has unveiled the
latest stage of its Investor Education Pro-
gramme, a Public Announcement Campaign,
which will attempt to inform Bahamians on
good financial and savings habits over a four-
week period.

The investment funds and capital markets
regulator, which worked with CFAL and
Junior Achievement Bahamas on the pro-
gramme during the 2010 first half, said the lat-
est aspect of the campaign will introduce
Bahamians to four key topics.

The roll-out will be as follows:

1. Week 1 — Budgeting Made Easy

2. Week 2 — Saving

3. Week 3 — Understanding Investments

4. Week 4 - The role of the Securities Com-
mission

While not highlighted in its mandate,
investor education and protection are
inevitable functions of the Securities Com-
mission.

The draft securities legislation, which is
expected to repeal and replace the existing
Securities Industry Act 1999 before year-end,
includes investor education and protection as
the Commission’s primary functions and
responsibilities.





Exuma Business Outlook unveiled

The fifth Exuma Business
Outlook Conference is set to
take place on October 27 under
the theme Restore Exuma: Sus-
tainability there, greater sus-
tainability everywhere.

The organizers, TCL Group,
are promising an intense review
of the island’s needs and poten-
tial, and a look its former glory
of which few Bahamians, even
younger Exumians, may know
little.

TCL’s president, Joan
Albury, said: “TCL was moti-
vated by several things in taking
the Business Outlook franchise
to the Family Islands.

“We realised that Bahami-
ans have really had little oppor-
tunity to learn about the whole
of their country.

“Many do not see that
islands like Exuma are of vital
importance to the growth and
development of the Bahamas.
We determined that Business
Outlook, whether in New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahamas, Aba-
co, Exuma or Andros, would
engage as presenters the
movers and shakers of the tar-
get island to reveal the struc-
ture of the local economy, how
it fits in the global Bahamas
economy and what it needs to
reach and sustain its potential.
An essential element of the
slate of participants is men and
women who can share with the
local populace what’s going on
in the wider Bahamian con-
text.”

Mrs Albury added: “To

date, we have confirmation
from nine of the speakers we
invited to participate in Exu-
ma Business Outlook.

“They will all present on a
specific aspect of Exuma’s
developmental challenges and
opportunities, what they mean
in the local and national con-
text and to what extent these
factors are being addressed. We
will be releasing the slate of
participants shortly.

“This much I can say now,
however.

“Exuma is beautiful, with a
range of great accommodations
for visitors and the topics of the
forum are so valuable that it
would be well worth it to travel
to Exuma to be a part of the
event.”

Fashion Show on target for over 1,000 attendance

FROM page 1B

inclination to be serious about
it need to be so, because they
need to show they are capable
of designing different lines
each year.

“You have designers show-
ing some things at fashion
shows that they were first
exhibiting two to three years
ago, and are not giving buyers
confidence that they are able
to produce different lines for
different seasons.

“Tf they are going to have
any confidence to buy lines
from you, they’ve got to know
you’re able to make different
lines, in full and on time, in dif-
ferent seasons.

“Bahamian designers are not
yet taking that type of issue
seriously, and are still very
much generating clothing for
cousins, friends and family.
That’s the scope of their mar-
ket.”

Asked by Tribune Business
whether the Bahamas and its
budding fashion designers were
just scratching the surface of
their potential, and if the sector
could become a greater eco-
nomic contributor for this
nation, Mr Bethel replied:
“Definitely so. It can.”

He added: “One needs to dif-
ferentiate between those who
are seamstresses who want to

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be designers, and need to gear
themselves and equip them-
selves to take on the role of
designer.

“Certainly, like the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Insti-
tute (BTVI) and the Harl Tay-
lor Fashion Scholarship, are
something they can take advan-
tage of, and Islands of the
World Fashion Week can be a
learning store for them to
become aware of what design-
ers from other countries are
doing.

“But I find that designers
have come for their own fash-
ion event, and do not look at
what others are doing, so it
becomes a very insular event,
or they feel they’ve accom-
plished everything they need to
do. But the industry changes
from season to season.”

Yet all hope is not lost, Mr
Bethel telling Tribune Business

that last Sunday’s event, which
attracted six designers and a
crowd of 100, showed there
remained much promise among
young Bahamian designers.

“There are a number of
young designers that truly have
passion for it, and want to
develop their skills even more,
so there is hope for the next
generation of designers,” he
said. “I see persistence and
determination in terms of
developing an industry and
their craft.”

Mr Bethel told Tribune Busi-
ness that the harsh economic
climate was also encouraging
Bahamian designers to head
into the business, adding that
they had to “do their best to
develop themselves, and invest
in themselves, and create their
own business, because jobs else-
where will not necessarily be
forthcoming”.

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KFC teams up with BIC on promotion

Restaurants (Bahamas) Limited, the KFC
franchisee in Nassau, has teamed up with the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC) to offer customers at the company's
10 outlets an opportunity to win over 25,000
prizes over a six-week period.

The programme, launched on September
6, guarantees that with each purchase cach
KFC customer could be eligible for a BTC
$3 phone card. That eligibility has been
printed on the cashier's receipt, and the cus-

tomer may collect the phone card on the
spot.

Gratitude

“Our KFC loyal customers come from
every conceivable area of the community,
and this is one of the ways in which KFC is
both expressing gratitude for their patronage
and support over the years, and offering

Timeshare’s Bahamian
ownership opportunity

FROM page 1B

fractional development is an
opportunity for Bahamians
to develop a property that
can produce possible year-
round occupancies and high
per-unit expenditure in the
community (based on the
traditional weekly occupied
model).

According to him, while
the Bahamas would benefit
from the high-end, branded
timeshare and fractional
developments, interest in
those properties by foreign
investors seems to be stunt-
ed or non-existent.

While the shared owner-
ship model exists in several
properties in the Bahamas,
including several in New
Providence and Grand
Bahama, only one - Atlantis’
Harbourside - is affilited
with a high-end internation-
al resort brand, and fitted
with amenities that would
attract immense buyer inter-
est.

The model in the Family
Islands, suggested by the
anonymous tourism expert,
services a different clientele,
one not focused on the

entertainment value that
properties like Atlantis epit-
omise. Instead, it was assert-
ed that ownership in a Fam-
ily Island property - even if a
timeshare - is exactly the
"value" Bahamians have
been looking for in a vaca-
tion at home.

While the Bahamas has
timeshare legislation, it has
been suggested by some that
the Government agencies
that enforce and enact the
law do not fully undestand
the industry and its sub-
tleties. And there has been
no proactive or aggressive
push to attract high-end
timeshare development.

Tourism marketing strate-
gist and trend spotter, Peter
Yesawich, speaking at Inter-
val International's Vacation
Ownership Investment Con-
ference yesterday, suggest-
ed that the Caribbean is the
number one destination on
the minds of potential US
timeshare buyers, with 35
per cent of the group sur-
veyed saying they would like
to visit the region within two
years.

This figure bodes well for
the Bahamas, which has a
proximity advantage to the

US over the rest of the
Caribbean, but which suf-
fers from high airlift rates to
many of its islands outside
of New Priovidence.

Even Grand Bahama,
which has a successful time-
share market and is closer
to the US than New Provi-
dence, suffers airlift rates
that have dissuaded some
airlines from operating in
the Bahamas, and in some
cases, chased existing air-
lines from that market.

Bahamian tourism offi-
cials suggest that Grand
Bahama could be developed
into a flourishing timeshare
destination if the capital to
develop those products was
available to Bahamians or
coaxed out of high-end
foriegn investors.

INSIGHT

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behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays



Announcement

Mosko’s Group of Companies
Change of Address

As of Monday, 18" October, 2010, the headquarters of Mosko’s Group
of Companies will be located in Lyford Cay House on Western Road,
The telephone numbers for this new location are (242) 362-4018 and
(242) 362-4024. The facsimile numbers for this new location are (242)
362-4081 and (242) 362-4083. Our Post Office boxes remain un-
changed, N-641 and N-7512, Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas. Our website
also remains unchanged, www.mosko.com.

On the same date an ancillary office of Mosko’s Group of Companies,

located at the Airport Industrial Park on Windsor Road, West of the
Lynden Pindling International Airport will be used as a drop-off and
collection point for invoices, statements, checks, etc. The telephone
number for the ancillary office is (242) 377-0516. The map below
shows the location of the ancillary office.

some small measure of relief for those who
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At the end of the first week of the pro-
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‘At wits end’ with Customs

FROM page 1B

wits end. I’m someone trying
to bring economic benefits to
the island, and you can see
what I’ve paid into Abaco.
I’ve been doing business for
four years, paying all duty due
to Customs, bringing goods
in on time for customers. ’m









































The National Insurance Board
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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 cumulative change in The Bahamas
Retail Price Index, This amendment took effect in July of this year. As a result of the
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offering a service and living
up to my end of the bargain,
but Customs are not living up
to their end of the bargain......

“Every week something
changes. I comply, but I can-
not continue in business like
this, because every week
something’s different - a dif-
ferent duty rate, or a new law

is put in place. It’s one
Bahamas, one Customs
Department; everything

should be the same.”

Ms Knowles said IE
Imports, which currently flew
import shipments into Aba-
co once per week, used to
bring in 7,000-10,000 pound
worth of goods pre-recession.



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ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Road.

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

All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

She added that the prob-
lems with Customs were exac-
erbating the fall-off in busi-
ness, as the inability to get
definitive answers on duty
rates was discouraging cus-
tomers, who understandably
wanted to know how much
they would have to pay in tax
before ordering a shipment.

In a September 23, 2010,
letter sent to Customs Comp-
troller Glenn Gomez, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
and minister of state for
finance, Zhivargo Laing, Ms
Knowles laid out her numer-
ous concerns and issues with
Customs.

“The officers do not know
their rates of duty,” she wrote.
“My customers and company
will call to verify a rate of duty
to make sure what the
amount is. Even before expe-
diting a shipment, you can call
every location of Bahamas
Customs, including Nassau,
and you will get a different
duty rate from each of the
locations called.”

While Customs officers said
that duty rates were posted
on Customs website and the
Tariff Book, Ms Knowles

alleged that many of these
rates were outdated. She
added, for example, that the
80 per cent duty rate on water
was shown online as being 10
per cent, while radiators were
listed as free despite attracting
a 60 per cent duty rate.

Recalling a September 7,
2010, shipment to Abaco that
included an Inkjet Laser-
printer, ink cartridges, paper
on aroll and foam board, Ms
Knowles said IE Imports and
its client waited for more than
two weeks to get the correct
rate of duty.

“After being so frustrated
over this” she attempted to
call Comptroller Gomez, who
was out of office, and despite
six attempts could not be
transferred to deputy comp-
troller, Mr Turner.

She was then passed on to
another senior Customs offi-
cer, who she heard down the
telephone shouting: “What is
the rate of duty on computer
parts?”.

“How can these people be
in these key positions and do
not know duty rates,” Ms
Knowles asked.

Adding that she had been

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forced to spend $19,400
between two different bro-
kers when Customs decided
to change the procedures that
were used by couriers to clear
goods, Ms Knowles said that
during that time, she and her
customers were overcharged
$4,300 in Customs duties.

Yet after supplying Cus-
toms with the relevant paper-
work two months ago, the
Department had yet to agree
the amount to be refunded or
send her any funds, despite
numerous promises it would
do so.

“T have complied with
everything Customs has asked
me, and had to do it with the
snap of their fingers,” Ms
Knowles wrote. “Even after
two months going into three
months now, I cannot get
what is owed to me, I cannot
even get the final figure that is
agreed upon by both parties.

“My frustration grows more
and more every day that this
is not addressed, and after I
have paid into the revenue of
the economy of Abaco some
$818,347 in duties; $23,700 in
rent, landing/departure tax
and facility fees, $35,927; and
several other thousands of
dollars in payments to BEC,
BTC, Cable Bahamas, insur-
ance and gas.

“Tam a small company, and
these delays in sorting out
what should be a straightfor-
ward matter/inquiry is hurt-
ing my business. I expect and
hope for better efficiency and
service with Customs matters,
as the rate should be publicly
available and not varied when
dealing with Customs offi-
cers.”

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‘Far reaching’
casino reforms
to government

FROM page 1B

“There are some far-reach-
ing reforms that the Casino
Committee of the BHA has
submitted to the Minister for
his review.”

Asked about the content of
the BHA’s reform recom-
mendations, Mr Sands told
Tribune Business: “It has a
lot to do with regulatory
issues, it has a lot to do with
competitiveness, it has a lot
to do with marketing issues,
and a lot to do with opening
the parameters in terms of eli-
gibility [to gamble] going for-
ward.”

Arguing that the casino
gaming industry was
“extremely important” to
both the tourism industry and
the wider economy, Mr Sands
said: “The more diverse the
menu mix of amenities
offered in the destination, the
greater your propensity to
attract incremental business
and also satisfy certain hotel
resorts in the country. It lends
itself to the overall make-up
of the tourist destination we
call the islands of the
Bahamas.”

Yet the BHA president
indicated that the Bahamas
had merely scratched the ser-
vice of the casino industry’s
economic potential to date,
and hinted that this nation
was losing its competitiveness
as both US states and other
nations, with more flexible
laws and improved product
offerings, entered the market.

“The Bahamas could have
a very significant advantage,
and that’s called proximity,”
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-
ness. “We have not been able
to parlay that into success,
either because of cost or a
lack of competitiveness.

“Once we address the cost
in terms of getting here, and
address the competitiveness
of the product offering, more
so compared to that of
Caribbean competitors, and
follow closely what is offered
in North America, we will be
well on our way to consoli-
dating our position. We have
to be market driven and go
on the demand of what cus-
tomers want.”

Casino operators, chiefly
Kerzner International and
Baha Mar, have been pressing
for gaming law reform for
some time. George Markan-
tonis, Kerzner International
(Bahamas) president and
managing director, under-
scored the need for such
change earlier this year, when
he revealed that Atlantis’s
casino business was falling “15
per cent year-over-year every
year” due to increased com-
petition from many US states.

He explained that this was
why Kerzner International
had decided to invest $20-$25
million in upgrading Atlantis's
casino to "make it state-of-
the art and able to compete
with any other casino offer-
ing".

The rapid expansion of
casino and gaming facilities
in many US states, especially
in Florida and the north-east
states, key markets for
Atlantis and the Bahamas,
meant it was vital the resort -
and the country - "make it
easier, more attractive to
bring people here".

Thinking of the high-roller,
high-end clientele the Atlantis
casino is aimed at, Mr
Markantonis pointed to the
rapid expansion of casino
gaming in Florida, in particu-
lar, via the Seminole and
Hard Rock casino, plus the
installation of slot machines
at facilities such as race tracks.

"This has a serious impact
on us," the Atlantis chief said
this summer, questioning why
a Florida resident wanting to
gamble in a casino would
choose the added time and
inconvenience of driving to
the airport, going through var-
ious security and immigration
checkpoints and then flying
to the Bahamas, when they
could virtually pursue their
favourite past-time on their
doorstep.

"We have to stay competi-
tive," Mr Markantonis said.
"Our gaming business is down
15 per cent year-over-year
every year, because there's so
much competition around us.
Every US state is opening up
casinos."

Among the reforms pro-
posed were allowing Bahami-
an casino staff to multi-task
and deal several games at
once, rather than being
restricted to the one game as
they are currently.

Significant’ savings for
Baha Mar via closure

FROM page 1B

ting the low 40 per cent
range.

Confirming that the resort
and associated casino had
begun to re-open yesterday,
Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president of gov-
ernmental and external
affairs, told Tribune Busi-
ness that occupancy levels
at the Wyndham were pro-
jected to growth through
November and December,
and were likely to be slight-
ly ahead of 2009 compara-
tives.

“Our forward booking
levels are trending towards
levels achieved last year,
which was the low 40 per
cents for October,” Mr
Sands confirmed. “The aver-
age occupancy for hotels in
Nassau was around 50 per
cent in October. With a one
week occupancy loss of busi-
ness and so forth, the trend
on an annualised basis in the
40 per cents was in line with
what was accomplished on
an aggregate trend, for the
Wyndham certainly.

“With November and
Thanksgiving, we will grow
on that and see a much bet-
ter November than October.
They’re beginning to come
in.

“We never closed our
sales and marketing office
for the Wyndham, and are
trending along the same
lines as the rest of the year,
showing small levels of
growth over last year.

“Our growth levels paral-
lel the industry’s levels, it’s
fair to say, across the
board.”

The Sheraton Nassau
Resort, Baha Mar’s other
Cable Beach property,
remained open throughout
the September ‘slow’ peri-
od, and Mr Sands said its
occupancy levels had slight-
ly exceeded expectations.

“Business levels have
trended slightly better than
last year,” he told Tribune
Business, “but September is
a traditionally slow month.
Occupancies did not fall
below expectations, and
exceeded expectations
slightly.”

With all the Wyndham’s
550 rooms back on line, Mr
Sands emphasised that no
staff members were termi-
nated during the six-week
closure. He added, though,
that as is common during
the slowest part of the
Bahamian tourism season,
staff would be “rostered

according to business
demand”.

“Staffing will be commen-
surate with levels of busi-
ness. Everything should be
back to normal in terms of
business levels,” Mr Sands
said.

“We will be building back
up to full work weeks, and
while not there yet, we will
get back to those levels.

“Certainly, I would say in
the first week it will be rea-
sonably slow, as we get back
into momentum.”

Tournament

The Baha Mar executive
added that the Crystal
Palace Casino was set to
host a slots tournament this
week, and there was “pent-
up demand” for the facility
as a result of the casino
being closed.

Asked whether Baha Mar
had realised the anticipated










savings from the six-week
closure of the Wyndham
and Crystal Palace, Mr
Sands told Tribune Busi-
ness: “The savings were sig-
nificant last year, and they
are significant this year.

“T can tell you that the
savings have helped us to
minimise the losses during
this particular period, and
the savings are expected to
be even better than last year.
We’ve done some things a
little bit differently this
year.”

Mr Sands said Baha Mar
had “become more effi-
cient” in its management of
the whole process, both the
labour side, utilities expens-
es and the “ramping down
and up process”.

“We have no plans to do
it again next year,” Mr
Sands said of the six-week
Wyndham closure.

“That is our position. That
it is not our intent to do it
again.”



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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

GOLDEN CREST INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

EU could revise Greek
2009 deficit, minister says

ELENA BECATOROS,
Associated Press Writer
ATHENS, Greece

The European statistics
agency may revise Greece's
2009 budget deficit figures
upward, but that would not
have a major impact on this
year's budget gap and the gov-
ernment will still meet its deficit
reduction targets, Finance Min-
ister George Papaconstantinou
said Tuesday.

In April, Eurostat revised
Greece's deficit for 2009 to 13.6
percent of gross domestic prod-
uct from 12.9 percent, and had
said that could be further
revised by up to 0.5 percentage
points. Greek officials expect
any final revision to come by
November.

"The increase in the 2009
deficit, whatever that may be,
will have a very minor effect
on the deficit for 2010," Papa-
constantinou said. He said the
revision could come after the
inclusion of some loss-making
state companies that were not

part of the original figures. The
government still considers its
targets are realistic and that
they will be met, Papaconstan-
tinou added. On Monday, the
government unveiled its draft
2011 budget, predicting it would
trim the deficit to 7 percent of
GDP — bettering the 7.6 per-
cent target set by the terms of
an international rescue pack-
age that saved Greece from
defaulting on its debts.

The final budget will be pre-
sented to Parliament on Nov.
18. Papaconstantinou said it
would not include new austeri-
ty measures.

"There will be no additional
measures" in the final version,
he told private Mega
TV.Athens found itself one
step away from being unable
to service its debts in May,
saved just in time by a three-
year 7110 billion ($151 billion)
package of rescue loans from
the International Monetary
Fund and other European
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Befars Inc.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, Befars
Inc. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

NOTICE

MARTELON HOLDING LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with

NOTICE

PILATUS MANAGEMENT SA
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance

with Section

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Business Companies Act. 2000,

the International
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International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
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IT’S A BIG DEAL: A money trader reacts at a dealing room at a for-
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against yen in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. The dollar fell
below 83.30 yen at midmorning in Tokyo, breaking the previous low
of 83.35 yen it fetched on Sept. 8.

NEW YORK

The expectation that the Fed will move to help the weak USS.
economy continued to drag on the dollar Tuesday.

The euro hit an 8-month high, the Swiss franc jumped to a
record high and the dollar fell to its lowest point versus the yen
since the Bank of Japan intervened in currency markets recently.

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday cut its main interest rate and said
it was looking to set up other stimulus measures. Investors also
expect the Federal Reserve to take more action to drive down U.S.
rates. Of the major currencies, that makes the euro more attractive
to investors because the European bloc of nations has a higher
interest rate, said CMC Markets currency strategist Ashraf Laidi.

Investors don't expect the European Central Bank to act further
to drive down rates there.

The euro peaked at $1.3859, its highest point since early Feb-
ruary, on Tuesday. Later in the afternoon, the euro traded at
$1.3850 from $1.3686 late Monday. The common currency rose 7
percent last month, a significant swing in currency markets. It has
already gained another 1.5 percent so far in October.

The dollar fell to 83.18 Japanese yen from 83.38 yen, earlier slip-
ping below 83 yen for the first time since Sept. 15, when Japan inter-
vened in foreign exchange markets to weaken the yen.

The Bank of Japan cut its interest rate to a range near zero from
its previous target of 0.1 percent, and may set up a5 trillion yen
($60 billion) fund to buy government bonds, which would support
the economy by driving interest rates lower.

Lower rates typically weigh on a currency, but the yen rose
versus the dollar. Many investors expect the Fed to make a similar
move to bring down USS. rates.

"The impacts on the (yen) will be negligible if the Fed the
increases its asset purchases,” said Browns Brothers Harriman
analysts in a research note. They said there was speculation that the
Fed could buy from $500 billion to $1 trillion in Treasurys or oth-
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NOTICE

SEQUINS VALLEY INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, SEQUINS VALLEY
INC. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, MARTELON HOLDING
LTD. is in dissolution as of September 28, 2010.

with Section 138(4) of the International
Business Companies Act. 2000, Mokawe

Ltd. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.
NOTICE

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney

, , _ FOV ~ \ International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

LYSTA TANNIS INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation
Peer Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, LYSTA TANNIS
INC. is in dissolution as of October 4, 2010.

LIQUIDATOR

FG CAP

FG CAPITAL MARKETS International Liquidator Services Inc. situated

at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

ROYAL FIDELITY

Moray al Work

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2010
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,516.84 | CHG 0.00 | %CHG 0.00 | YTD -48.54 | YTD % -3.10
FINDEX: CLOSE 000.00 | YTD 00.00% | 2009 -12.31%
www. BISXBAHAMAS.COM [| TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320
52wk-Low Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $
0.00 0.250
0.00 0.013
0.00 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

LIQUIDATOR

Securit
AML Foods Limited
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs

Previous Close Today's Close
"1 1 1.01
10.63 10.63
4.90 4.90
0.18
B15
2.17
10.77
2.50
6.60
195

0.18
3.15
BT
10.77
2.50
6.60
| 2S

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finca
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson 9.92 9.92 0.00
Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00
BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)
Symbol Last Sale Daily Vol. Interest
BAH29 99.46 6.95%
FBB17 100.00 T%
FBB22 100.00 Prime + 1.75%
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00 T%
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol Bid & Ask & Last Pree Dait
Bahamas Supermarkets 5.01 6.01
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.55
CFAL Securities Ltd. (OQver-The-Counter Securities)
30.13 31.59 29.00
0.45 0.55 0.55
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months %
1.4904 3.59% 6.42%
2.9115
1.5555
2.8624
13.4286
109.3929
100.1833
1.1272
1.0948
1.1275

1.80
6.07
S50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5,58

1.30
6.07
8.50
9.74
5.46
1.00
5.59.

NOTICE

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

Change
20 November 2029
19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013
29 May 2015

STERLING VALLEY INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Wo. EPS $
-2.945

0.001

Div & P/E
0.000
0.000

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, STERLING VALLEY
INC. is in dissolution as of September 29, 2010.

ABDAB
RND Holdings

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

Eund Name

CFAL Bond Fund

CFAL MSI Preferred Fund

CFAL Money Market Fund

Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund

Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund

CFAL Global Bond Fund

CFAL Global Equity Fund

FG Financial Preferred Income Fund

FG Financial Growth Fund

FG Financial Diversified Fund

Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l | estment Fund Principal

Protected TIGRS, S:

Royal Fidelity Bah I estment Fund Principal
J : 10.3734

Hit

NAV 3MTH
1.475244
2.926483
1.537403

NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205
1.521720

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

0.85%

3.18%
-8.16%

OAB%

0.23%
4.30%
-7.49%
2A0%
5.20%
-1.52%
3.43%
2.51%
3.37%

7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
101.725415

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated
at 3rd Floor Withfield Tower, 4792 Coney
Drive, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.

9.5955 2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10
10.0000
-3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10
9.1708
9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Coli Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of C fidelity

-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
4.8105 31-Aug-10
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00
52wk-Hi - Highest closing price i t 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing

LIQUIDATOR

Last Price - Last traded r-the-ci © price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

fed price for daily volume
m day to day

-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007
TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 7B



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



Leader on BP
claims points
to fraud for

slow payouts

BRIAN SKOLOFF,
Associated Press Writer
ORANGE BEACH, Ala.

BP's $20 billion fund to
compensate victims of the
Gulf oil spill has been inun-
dated with inflated or unsup-
ported claims and in some
cases, outright fraud — all
slowing down the process of
getting money to people who
need and deserve it, the
administrator of the program
says.

Kenneth Feinberg said
more than a third of the
roughly 104,000 applicants
need to do more to back up
their claims, and thousands of
claims have no documentation
at all. He added that the
amount sought in some cases
bears no resemblance to actu-
al losses, such as a fisherman's
claim for $10 million "on what
was obviously a legitimate
claim of a few thousand dol-
lars."

"People can put down on a
claims form all sorts of num-
bers," he said.

At the same time, hundreds
of claims that were initially
denied have been accepted as
Feinberg adjusts rules for
compensation, such as
whether people need to be
physically close to the spill to
get paid.

"At the beginning, it's
always rough,” said Feinberg,
an attorney who previously
oversaw claims for 9/11 vic-
tims. "Hopefully, by the end
of this program, people will
feel that the fund treated
them fairly."

Many claimants are still
waiting for checks from the
Gulf Coast Claims Facility,
which is doling out BP's mon-
ey to oil spill victims.

The Associated Press inter-
viewed dozens who say they
have received small fractions
of the compensation they
requested.

Claims have been bogged
down by the sheer volume of
requests for money as liveli-
hoods have crumbled since
the April 20 rig explosion that
killed 11 workers and spewed
more than 200 million gallons
of oil over about three
months.

"We don't have any busi-
ness left," said Sheryl Lind-
say, a beach wedding planner
who filed a claim for about
$240,000 for lost revenue from
July through December
because of cancellations.

The check she received
from the BP claims center was
for just $7,700.

Lindsay said she recently
learned that her claim will be
reviewed for possible addi-
tional payments, but she
needs money now.

She closed her coastal
Alabama office and said she
will soon file for bankruptcy.

Such complaints have “not
fallen on deaf ears," Feinberg
said.

Gain in services powers

stocks; Dow up

SETH SUTEL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Stocks surged to their high-
est level in five months Tues-
day after a report that activi-
ty in U.S. services companies
powered ahead in September,
a hopeful sign for the econo-
my's largest sector and the
country's main source of
employment.

A surprise move by the
Bank of Japan to cut its key
interest rate to virtually zero
also lifted stocks worldwide.
The dollar fell as investors
shed defensive assets, and a
gauge of U.S. stock market
volatility fell. The Institute for
Supply Management reported
that the U.S. services industry
grew slightly faster in Sep-
tember as demand from cus-
tomers improved.

It was the ninth-straight
month of expansion in ser-
vices, which have been grow-
ing at a slower pace in the
U.S. relative to the much
smaller manufacturing sector.

Traders are also hoping to
get more positive news from
the beginning of corporate
earnings reports this week
and from another key eco-
nomic indicator, the Labor
Department's monthly jobs
survey on Friday. PepsiCo
Inc. and Alcoa Inc. report
results on Thursday.

In corporate news, Mexi-
can broadcaster Grupo Tele-
visa said it would invest $1.2
billion in Univision Commu-
nications, expanding a license
deal between the Spanish-lan-
guage media heavyweights.
Televisa's U.S. shares rose 9.8
percent. The Dow Jones
industrial average rose 193.45
points, or 1.8 percent, to close
at 10,944.72.

All but one of the 30 com-
panies that make up the aver-
age rose, led by Boeing Co.
and Bank of America Corp.
American Express Co. fell
again, a day after the compa-
ny said it would fight an
antitrust lawsuit, even after
Visa and MasterCard settled
similar suits.

The Standard & Poor's 500
index rose 23.72, or 2.1 per-
cent, to 1,160.75. The index



INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

broke through 1,150, a level it
hadn't traded above since
mid-May, and kept on going.

Robert Pavlik, chief mar-
ket strategist at Banyan Part-
ners LLC in New York, cit-
ed another factor in today’s
upward swing: Even when
stocks have fallen lately, the
S&P 500 has managed to stay
above 1,130, a key technical
barrier that it had broken
through on Sept. 20.

He said that has given jit-
tery investors confidence to
buy.

Cash

"A lot folks who have cash
on the sidelines are being
drawn into the market
because they don't want to be
left behind,” Pavlik says.

"T think there's potential to
get to 1,200 by the end of the
year."

The Nasdaq composite
index rose 55.31, or 2.4 per-
cent, to 2,399.83.

Other market indicators
also suggested growing con-
fidence among investors. An
index measuring the dollar
against six major currencies
fell 0.7 percent, the CBOE
Market Volatility Index fell
7.2 percent to its lowest level
since Sept. 24, and crude oil
rose $1.35 to settle at $82.82 a
barrel. In a surprise move,
Japan's central bank cut its
key interest rate target to a
range of zero to 0.1 percent,
and is looking to buy govern-
ment bonds in an effort to

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PAUL VICTOR BAKER OF P.O.
BOX CB-11411, 69 BAILEY DRIVE, CORAL HARBOUR, NEW
PROVIDENCE, THE 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 29TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2010 to the Minister responsible for Nationality



and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, The Bahamas.

The Anglican Cantal Education Authority inves applications from qualitied individuals for te posilion of Deputy Direesar of

Education tor Curriculum and Suporvisto,

Tha Deputy Direcior of Education for Cunicilum and Supardsion wil play an dieelial ola in the implamentaion aad
development of curiculum as well se professional deweinpment of teachers. The Geouty Director wil be responsible for the
auconne4y! design, davelooment, and implamantaion of ourtcukem, working wih inachors, parents, community members and
Olfer ate lo anehynes, asses, and improve educational peograns.

Kay Responsibilities:

* ‘Cumculum Dewelopent -worke wih leechers and staff io ensues curriculun is aligned with Netonal Leasing
Standards and is achieving the Syetem's goals. Aeevserws current cemculum and recommends changes based on
Pertemance data. ODemonstates a strong grasp of educational technology applications.

Periermance Evaliaten - sels high aad meadifabie goals for aiden! achieverten! and avaleales aludan|
progress in the ineirucional program by means that nude the maintaining of up-io-date student data
Supernises and appraiess the performance of the schools’ tanulty.
Organizational Biicienc) - maintains inlat-echool aytiam communication. Maintains good ealatonatips wath
Hees, stall, parents, and community mesber, Reasacts celibate! lites of authority.

Bere Teacher Inducton « onents and aesists new siaf members. and provides opportunites for thew input in ihe

schools’ progeam.

Prolecsinnal Deyeloormanl ~ leach [he aiycalion and caer dewebprrer| inilialived fer the Meulty and ala ol the
schonts and works arth Principals to assess the needs of faculy. Reaponsitte for benchmarking education and
Career development bres practces.

Community - anccurages the use of community maourcns, coopardies with the community in the use of echoed
facilities, inerprets Ihe schanl program for he Gommnunily, Ge) PGI CON CStiOn wilh Correeniy

mernbers.
Required Skills and Exparience:

Education Requirements:

104 years siminetraties experience ip an educstional petting
Strong leadership stills and personal dre

Passion for children and ther tamibes

Ability to implement pengrams 1a improwe student achinvaamant
Ability to build parisarghipa with commeniy organizations
Commitment to technological acvancement

Fambarty wih various educational modes.

Shaiegic planning expenence

Strong communication sail

An anbeprenaurial spin aad a proven Rack mecond

« Magia degres prefered in aducmics, beainese of ralaled fields thor aa aerredited colegaluniversity
= Acoredifed Teaching Certificate

Laters of Application submited with copies ol Degees Cerlficates, Curiculum Vilas, fires rlerenoes, and thren passport phokos,
mudd te cubrnified ioc Thee Director of Anotican Education, Anglican Central Education Authority,
P.O. Boo M656, Kassau, The Bahamas

The deadline for Applications is Thereday, October 7? 2010,

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SIGN OF RECOVERY: In this file photograph taken July 6, 2010,
a street sign is shown near the New York Stock Exchange on
Wall Street, New York. Stocks rose Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, following
news that activity expanded in the U.S. services sector last month.
World markets also rose after the central bank of Japan surprised
investors by slashing interest rates to near Zero.

boost the faltering Japanese
economy. Japan has been
struggling with a strong cur-
rency and falling prices, and
authorities there intervened
in currency markets last
month to weaken the yen, but
the impact was short-lived.

Investors are also hoping
for more action from the Fed-
eral Reserve to boost the U.S.
economy, and got more
encouragement from remarks
by Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke late Monday.
Bernanke said the economy
could be helped by another
round of asset purchases by
the central bank, and hopes
are building that the Fed
could announce new mea-
sures at its next meeting Nov.
2 and 3.

Stocks were also trading
higher in Europe. Britain's
FTSE 100 rose 1.4 percent,
Germany's DAX index rose
1.3 percent, and France's
CAC-40 rose 2.3 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng
index rose 0.1 percent.

About five stocks rose for
every one that fell on the New
York Stock Exchange, where
volume came to 1.2 billion
shares.

accounting firm

of management

Frank Franklin II, file/AP Photo

_ Yahoo spruces up online

ails with Dapper deal

: SAN FRANCISCO

nearly 200|

? paigns that connect with the
? people most likely to be inter-
? ested in their products or ser-
? vices. Like many other Inter-
: net companies, Yahoo Inc. has
: been trying to target Internet
? ads by keeping tabs on what
? types of material individuals
i tend to click on.

Yahoo is trying to spruce up
its online advertising service by
buying a startup called Dapper.

Dapper, started four years
ago, offers tools that help
advertisers create Internet cam-

Yahoo needs every competi-

? tive edge it can get these days.
? The company's financial per-
? formance has disappointed
? investors for years. The chal-
? lenges are mounting as adver-
? tisers shift more of their bud-
? gets into Google and more
? fashionable online hangouts
? such as Facebook.

Financial terms of the deal

i weren't disclosed Tuesday. The
? Dapper acquisition is expected
: toclose before the year ends.

GROWING MULTI-MEDIA & TRANSPORTATION
COMPANY REQUIRES

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

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

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



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CHIEF RISK OFFICER

Job Summary

A financial Services company is seeking to fill the position of Chief Risk Officer.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will have responsibility for overseeing

the risk management framework of the company.

Key Responsibilities

Implement appropriate and effective risk iderbtication practices

Design, conduct and facilitate risk review workshops, surveys and post-event investigation.
Create proposals for mitigation activities and potential changes to control environment,
Undertake quantitative and qualitative risk assessment including grass and residual probability

and impact assessments.

Implement and update appropriate Compliance, AML, and Risk Management Information

Systems.
Create and maintain risk register for the Company
Uridertake forecasting and analysis of emerging risks,

Canry out testing af business recovery planning and crisis management arrangements.
Oversee and facilitate the training of staff in Compliance, AML and risk analysis practices.
Implement a risk monitoring program to identify risk and breaches in controls and procedures.
Provide guidance on the praper application and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies

aoplicable to the institution,

Qualfications and Experience

3°5 years full-time experience in aud cre], accaunting, Statistical analysis o¢ related fied:
Bachelor's Degree [rom an acoredited college or university;
Graduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or related field;
Professional designation in Ant-Money Laundering, Risk Management and/or Compllance:
Proven ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data:

Ability to create, implement, monitor and make recommendations for improvement to risk

culture;

Highest level of integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality in the execution of duties;
Knowledge of rekevant Bahamian laws, regulations, quidance notes, and best practices;

Exceptional mathematical and cornputer skills:

Excellent oral, analytical, interpersonal and written communication skills:

Ability to multitask:
Focused, driven and results orientated;
Strategic thinking and statistical planning skills.

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover
letter via email to: Attention: Chief Risk Officer Position
dhrresumes@gmail.com


THE TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010, PAGE 9B



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The Tribune



Creating great food memories

(ARA) - Your memory of
real, flavourful, fresh food is a
key tool for losing weight. At
least that's one of the intrigu-
ing claims in Bruce Weinstein
and Mark Scarbrough's new
book, “Real Food Has
Curves: How to Get off
Processed Food, Lose Weight,
and Love What You Eat."

We find pleasure in what
we eat because we stock up
those good memories of past
teal food. “You don't get a
lot of flavour depth in the
processed stuff," Scarbrough
says. “And so you don't
develop many pleasure mem-
ories from it."

In fact, real food is the key
to eating less, the authors say.
For one thing, you're satisfied
more quickly with its big
flavours. And more flavour
means more good memories.
And good memories lead us
back to real food - a loop of
health and nutrition.

Scarbrough's mom's mac-
and-cheese 1s still in his recipe
repertoire, all these years lat-
er. "She never made the
processed stuff; she only made
the real thing,” he says. "And
so I crave it, want it - and feel
wonderfully satisfied when I
eat it."

It doesn't get much more
real than dairy from Califor-
nia, a state with a rich her-
itage of producing and pro-
viding high-quality agricul-
tural products for the whole
country. What's more, 99 per
cent of Califorma dairy farms
are family-owned, many for
generations. “That's so impor-
tant to me, a child of family
farmers,” Scarbrough says.

If you're looking to make
some real memories in your
house, try this souped-up ver-
sion of mac-and-cheese from
‘Weinstein and Scarbrough's
new book.Plus, this recipe is a
simple, healthful way to start
your journey to better eating
- with good memories in every
bite.


















SKILLET

MACARONI
AND CHEESE

This isn't a baked casserole, but a skillet supper, quick and easy.
It's got lots of flavours and textures, all enhanced by real California

dairy products.

6 ounces grated California
Cheddar

2 ounces finely grated
California dry jack

1 tablespoon unsalted
California butter

1 small yellow onion,
chopped

6 ounces cremini or white
button mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons unbleached
all-purpose flour

3 cups low-fat or fat-free
California milk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced
tarragon leaves or

2 teaspoons dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper

8 ounces dried, whole wheat
pasta shells (not the large
ones for stuffing), cooked
and drained according to the
package instructions

4 cups broccoli florets and
stems

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix the Cheddar and dry jack
ina medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a large,
high-sided, oven-safe skillet.
Add the onion and cook, stirring
often, until softened, about
three minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms and
cook until they release their liq-

Makes 4 servings

uid, it comes to a simmer, and
then reduces by about 2/3,
about five minutes.

4. Sprinkle the flour over the
vegetables in the skillet. Stir
well to coat.

5. Whisk in the milk in a steady,
hin stream until creamy. Then
whisk in the mustard, tarragon,
salt and pepper. Continue
whisking until the mixture starts
‘0 bubble and the liquid thick-
ens, about three minutes.

6. Remove the skillet from the
eat. Stir in 3/4 of the mixed
cheeses until smooth. Then stir
in the cooked pasta and broc-
coli.



7. Preheat the broiler after set-
ing the rack 4 to 6 inches from
he heat source. Meanwhile,
sprinkle the remaining cheese
over the ingredients in the skil-
let. Set the skillet on the rack
and broil until light browned
and bubbling, about five min-
utes. (If your skillet has a plas-
ic or wooden handle, make
sure it sticks outside the oven,
out from under the broiler, so
he handle doesn't melt.) Cool
ive to 10 minutes before dish-

ing up.







For more California dairy
recipes, visit www.realcaliforni-
amilk.com.



ust a few images of what, we
the Bahamas, looked like
40...50...60 years in the past.

BY ROLAND ROSE

June 1953 local sailors put on the Coronation
Regatta. Work boats Snipe class and Star
class all competed, overlooked by the SS
Florida and the old British Colonial Hilton.
The Tribune

PAGE 10B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
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triumphs the

Runway To

Tn el ae

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

Fashion week ultimate designer

competition, Theodore Sealy won
over the judges with his skillful
design label called "Theodore Elyett”.

The competition was held on Sunday,
October 3 at Mario's Bowling and Enter-
tainment Palace.

‘With less than two months until the
biggest nmway show to hit the Bahamian
shores, Mode Iles LTD, producers of the
award winning Islands of the World Fashion
‘Week (IWF W) created this designer compe-
tition for novice designers based in the
Bahamas. The competition, Runway to
Fashion Week is loosely based on Ameri-
ca's "Project Runway” and was created to
involve local designers and gradually expose
their talent to a larger market.

This two part event featured five talented
designers, showcasing three to five of their
designs before a panel of local fashion icons,
who scored and had a chance to critique
their work.

Each of the designers presented a newly
created “cultural fashion" design, encom-
passing indigenous elements. At the end of
the intense competition, the winner,
Theodore Sealy received fabric courtesy of
Bahama Handprints to showcase a line of
five to ten garments at the Islands of the
‘World Fashion Show and the chance of a
lifetime to attend one of the world's most
prestigious schools of fashion design, by way
of the" Harl Taylor Fashion Scholarship."

Mr Sealy is a recent recipient of the
Junior Achievement Bahamas Recognition
of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement
in Fashion Design and Entrepreneurial
Skills Award.

The twenty six year old is also a multi-tal-
ented young man with varied skills in the
fashion industry which includes; Fashion
Illustration, Fashion Apparel Production,

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Fashion Show Production, Fashion Styling
and Beauty Management.

Mr Sealy said his fashion portfolio dates
back to 1998 when he emerged as a 13 year
old award winning designer. Since then, he
has built a portfolio in Nassau, New York
and Toronto Canada.

His design label is named Theodore
Elyett and he entered the Runway to Fash-
ion Week Challenge to not only showcase
his creative design abilities, but to also
climb one step closer to compelling his goal
of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Design via
the Harl Taylor Bag Scholarship.

The remaining designers included first
runner up Rudolph Brown Jr, he is a Nassau
based fashion designer and make-up artist.
In 2002, he attended Savannah College of
Art and Design where he received an Asso-
ciate degree in Fashion Design and B.A. in
Fashion Marketing and Design from Ameri-
can Intercontinental University in Decem-
ber 2009. Mr Brown has been sewing
designs for about thirteen years throughout

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VIE-REVIEW

The Social Network

By JASON DONALD

STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg
Andrew Garfield
Justin Timberlake

THE digital age has been a
quandary of sorts for filmmakers. In
real life, almost everyone these days
has their head shoved into a laptop or
handheld every five minutes — a trend
that doesn’t really translate to the
screen. With this in mind, director
David Fincher’s The Social Network

TO DISCUSS STORIE

focusses on the online phenomena of
Facebook with an approach that’s
closer to the dialogue-heavy dramas
of the seventies than anything from
the 21st century.

Jesse Eisenberg is Mark Zucker-
berg, a brilliant, socially aloof Har-
vard student, whose hacking of the
institution’s database leads to the idea
of a social networking site with a dif-
ference.

Zuckerberg and his buddy Eduardo
Saverin (Garfield), both on the fringes
of Harvard’s party scene, spend their

Brat Theodore Sealy {back right) and his tere en

free time rattling out lines of code in
a bid for their creation to take off.
And take off it does, albeit with a
price.

Choosing to skim over the techni-
calities of an Internet business, The
Social Network concentrates more on
recrimination, finger-pointing and the
legal minefield that rapid success can
bring.

“The Facebook” (its original
moniker) gathers momentum at a
frightening pace and no one, least of
all its seemingly unfazed founder,
seems to be able to keep tabs on the
wreckage it leaves behind.

Eisenberg’s star is rising fast and
this performance is sure to elevate
him to the A-list. He manages to

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make a cold, difficult and arguably
calculating protagonist someone that
you can’t help but root for. And there
1s strong support for Spiderman-to-
be Garfield, as well as an impressive-
ly sinister turn by Justin Timberlake
as Napster founder Sean Parker.

All are aided by a dynamite seript
by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing
fame, based on the book The Acci-
dental Billionaires, which keeps even
routine exposition tension filled.

The Social Network could easily
have fallen into a trap of fast cuts and
split screens in a bid to please a young
audience. Instead, Fincher has crafted
a smart, mature, effortlessly enter-
taining drama and one of the top
movies of 2010 so far.

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OCT 4 - OCT 14

2nd Annual
Shakespeare In
Paradise Theatre

Festival

¢ Shakespeare in Par-
adise hosts its 2nd annual
Theatre Festival with eight
major stage productions,
including a Bahamianised
version of the Shakespeare
play “A Midsummer
Night's Dream”, Telcine
Turner's “Woman Take
Two”, “God's Trom-
bones”, “One Flesh”, “Dat
Bahamian Ting” and “The
‘World is My Home - The
Life of Paul Robeson”.
The full schedule of all
productions is posted on
the festival's website at
http://shakespearempar-
adise.org. Reserve tickets
via email at: tix@shake-
speareinparadise.orgor call
393-3728, 394-7179 or 431-
7197.

OCT 4-6
Shakespeare in
Paradise: A One
Man Show &

Discounted Tickets

¢ The critically-
acclaimed Broadway-style
show, “The World is My
Home - The Life of Paul
Robeson" is written and
performed by
Actor/Writer/Comedian,
Stogie Kenyatta who was
classically-trained at the
Afro American Studio in
Harlem, the Henry St Set-
tlement and Al Fann The-
atrical Ensemble. Paul
Robeson was the son of a
preacher who transcended
race and dreamed for a col-
orblind society.

He spoke out against the
Holocaust, visited Warsaw
ghettos in Poland and co-
founded the OAU (Organ-
isation for African Unity)
with WEB Dubois. Three
shows are held at the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas. On the first
night, tickets are only $5,
specially discounted from
the normal $25 price
through a sponsorship by
the US Embassy Nassau.
Tickets are available at
The Dundas Centre for the
Performing Arts from 10
am - 4 pm Mon-Sat.

OCT 8 - OCT 10
Fam Fest 2010

* Don't miss this year's
Fam Fest at Fort Charlotte
under the theme “Believe.”
Concert features special
guests Papa San, Marvin
‘Winans Jr And Sherwin
Gardner, as well as artists
such as Christian Massive,
Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx



OCT 9 - SATURDAY
“Harmony For
The Home” Concert

* Sheraton Nassau
Resort hosts “Harmony for
The Home”, a concert with
a mix of stars including
Novi, Nita, Terez, KB,
Geno D, Funky D, Visage,
Sosa Man, Sammie Star, Ta
Da and more. Telephone:
356-5312, 302-3950 or 702-
4127.

OCT 16 - SATURDAY
3rd Annual
Camperdown
Plant Sale

¢ Don't miss one of the
biggest and best plant sales
of the year with bargains
galore and a wide variety
of plants at reasonable
prices, including ferns,
palms, shrubs, tree,
bromeliads, orchids and so
much more! Gates open
9am on Soursop Street,
Camperdown.


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OLOU y :

By PATRICIA GLINTON-
MEICHOLAS

oc ‘ho would
Wie known
such artistry

could be created from a
plain wax Crayola cray-
on!” This was Kelley
Knowles’ “Aha!”
moment regarding the
medium that has
recently become the
focus of her attention
and not only yields
colour, but also pro-
vides the form and sub-
stance and, in fact, the
very raison d'etre of her
first solo exhibition.

It is a maiden exposition
which demonstrates much
promise and the birthing of an
individualism, which, if taken
at the flood and encouraged,
can one day create a space for
Ms Knowles in the pantheon
of Bahamian art.

There are two pieces, espe-
cially, that could well be
auguries of a passion and com-
mitment that could lead to
greatness, if these buds of a
unique voice are nurtured to
full bloom.

The title of Ms Knowles’
show (October 1-11, 2010),
“No Acrylics! No Oil!, demon-
strates the honest forthright-
ness and desire for self-deter-
mination that has been char-
acteristic of the works of sev-
eral emerging Bahamian artists
of late. Fresh from the presti-
gious art schools, which have
had the good sense to admit-
nay, even solicit-young
Bahamians into their august
precincts, they are willing, like
our nursery hero Humpty
Dumpty, to defy the conven-
tions and reshape the world to
suit their special communica-
tion needs. For this brave first
effort, Kelley has all but retired
the acrylics and cast out the
oils that have long defined
Bahamian art.

An alumna of the distin-
guished Pratt Institute, New
York City, from which she
holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Sculpture, Ms Knowles
explains the reasons for the
divorce from the twin tyros of
Bahamian visual arts and her
engagement with a medium of
which most of us have asked
little more than to stay decent-
ly within the lines of our shaky
prepubescent artistic sallies.

“Fascination with both self
exploration and self limit min-
istered in the creation of this
body of work. I began the col-
lection with no expectations at
all but those of myself. The
medium crayon was secondary
to the work's conceptual con-
tent and value. It did not take
me long to realise the true
beauty of works with crayon,”
Knowles said.

“Tn order to build and recon-
struct, I first deconstructed and
manipulated the crayon from
its original form. I love the
idea of stripping an object of its
importance and principle to
create originality. Process
became imperative to the cre-
ation of each piece. I cut, grat-
ed, crushed, melted, carved
and glued the crayons to
achieve the results I desired.”

“No Acrylics! No Oil”! fills
the ground and first floors of
Knowles' two-storey studio
space. Those entering the
gallery will be immediately
arrested by “Papa”, the huge
portrait of her paternal grand-
father, whom the family
recently lost. Those who knew
Conrad Knowles well will find

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it highly appropriate that he
still functions as host of the
event. Defined by an old world
gentility and gracious speech,
Conrad nevertheless dominat-
ed any gathering in which he
found himself because of his
always evident pride in being
Bahamian, irrepressible good
humour, wide knowledge and
gift for telling a good story.

Also on this floor, many will
be impressed by the evidence
of the intense effort that would
have gone into the creation of
“Extravaganza” and “Nassau
Grouper”, but a close exami-
nation will lead to a greater
appreciation for “Celebrate!”
on the opposite wall. Here one
begins to discern more painter-
ly energy and deeper meaning.

On the floor above, Knowles
mostly abandons the substance
of crayons for sculpting and
draws mostly on their colour
in the manner of paint. In con-
trast to the ground-floor dis-
plays, these works depend
more on standard figuration
and, here, the artist's declared
goal is to capture motion,
rhythm and expression. The
pieces that stand out from this
lot are “Get Low” and “Pretty
Brown Eyes”, which best
realise her intent. As with the
pieces downstairs, here and
there one can see areas that
are still at the beginning of the
artistic journey.

As the old Bahamian apho-
rism says, “last man, best
bone.” We come now to the
two small canvases that are, in
this writer's opinion, the stars
of the show. Like old money,
the two “Hope for Haiti”
paintings hang so quietly at the
tum of the stairs onto the land-
ing, they might, at first, be
missed by those to whom the
tour of an art exhibition is a
contest of speed consumption
rather than a sensual explo-
ration to capture and savour
nuances of line, texture, shad-
ing and feeling.

Ms Knowles said that the
works are her reactions to
images of earthquake-devas-
tated Haiti and the plight of
Haiti's children. With remark-
able perceptiveness for one so
young and full of life, Knowles
saw not just loss in their faces,
but incipient joy and hope.

Kelley Knowles, with an
almost hushed awe, has
learned and acknowledges the
mystical in the production of
art, a marriage between the
demands of good training, per-
sonal inspiration and skill and
the inexpressible-the spiritual
that steps in and lifts a work
beyond the humdrum and
sometimes speaks instantly to
one's inner being. Maybe the
“Hope for Haiti” works should
be a little hidden away; their
worth must be teased out and
courted. Here are two shy but
lovely maidens-not brazen,
hotly-coloured hussies, whose
easily attained wares as quick-
ly pall and sometimes appall
in the brave new world of con-

temporary art.
Knowles notes: “The most
intriguing part of working with

the crayon was that each cray-
on determined the work's
final result. It was impossible
to control each crayon exactly
the way I wanted. I realised I
wasn't in control of the mate-
rial; the only thing I was com-
pletely in control of was the
content. I grew a love for the
acceptance of imperfection in
each piece. Distinctively indi-
vidual, “No Acrylic! No Oil!”
has opened a new chapter in
my life.” We believe that it
has. We look forward to see-
ing this young Bahamian artist
grow.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6G,

2010



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Judo: Elaina
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Thomas ready to ‘pop’ another big performance

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

EW DELHI,
India — He was
the last member
of the track
team to arrive
in the Games Village. But hav-
ing made the necessary adjust-
ments to his environment, high
jumper Donald Thomas said
he’s ready to pop another big
performance at the XIX Com-
monwealth Games.

“Since I got here, I’ve been
trying to get ready,” Thomas
stressed. “I like the facilities.
Everything is going good.
Everything is up to par. I’m just
getting ready to compete.”

Like everybody else, Thomas
said when he arrived here on
Sunday (missing the colourful

Fountain, Russell into quarters

opening ceremonies) he was
shocked with what he saw.

“After hearing on the news
the false allegations, as I stay
here, I haven’t had a problem.
The facilities are nice, the place
where we are staying is nice.
Everything is nice to me and
according to everybody else on
the Bahamas team.”

Having finished shy of a
medal in Melbourne, Australia,
where he made his debut on
the international scene with a
fourth place finish in 2006,
Thomas said his goal this time
around is to get the gold.

“[’m just going to go out
there and have some fun and
represent my country to the
best of my ability,” he said. “T
also hope to come home with
the gold medal. I’m not feeling
any pressure. I just have to go
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READY: Donald Thomas.

should do and I know I can be
successful.”

Dating back to the days of
the double connection with
Troy Kemp and the late Ian
Thompson, Thomas will be

competing with fellow Bahami-
an Trevor Barry when the high
jump preliminaries begin on
Thursday.

“T’m hoping the best for him,
just as I’m hoping for the best
for me,” Thomas said. “Hope-
fully the two of us will be on
the podium. I don’t know what
he’s been doing, but I can speak
on behalf. I’m sure that if I go
out there and do what I’m sup-
posed to do, I should be victo-
rious.”

The final for the high jump is
set for Sunday.

Head track coach Fritz Grant
said that with the arrival of
Thomas, the team is now com-
plete and the focus is on them
all going out there and per-
forming at their best.

“We have the full troops in
now that Donald is in town. I
spoke with him and he seemed

to be confident of his chances in
the high jump competition,”
said Grant, who along with
manager Roosevelt Thompson
had their final team meeting on
Monday.

“This team is really focused
and real loose and their training
sessions have been very pro-
ductive. Now that competition
will begin tomorrow, you’re
looking for them to go through
the rounds and advance as eas-
ily as possible and just compete
and try to improve each round.

“That is going to be the key
to make the finals. You have
to get better with each round,
not just come out and run fast
in the heats and the second
round, your times drop. We’re
trying to get them to manage
their times effectively and they
stay focused and relaxed.”

Grant said there’s no doubt

that this team will produce
some outstanding perfor-
manices.

“Once they would have done
their best, I would give God the
praise and thanks,” he stated.
“But the synergy on this team is
outstanding and I think the
BOC’s decision to bring us here
early has enabled us to get
acclimatized to the heat.

“Everybody has made the
adjustment, they are accus-
tomed to the food and so
tomorrow (today), we’re just
looking to start off with a bang
in the competition.”

Today, three male sprinters -
national champion Adrian Grif-
fith, Rodney Green and Jamial
Rolle - are expected to line up
in the preliminaries of the
100m. Christine Amertil is also
slated to open up in the wom-
en's 400m prelims.

The only female athletes,
Eve and Amertil have a

e Marvin Rolle comes
from behind for victory

¢ Devin Mullings and
Rodney Carey Jr lose

¢ Rolle, Mullings
fall in doubles

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

NEW DELHI, India — Nikkita
Fountain and Larikah Russell made
their women’s doubles match look
so easy that it took some of the bur-
den off their three weary male coun-
terparts, who had a rough time in
their opening singles matches yes-
terday at the XIX Commonwealth
Games.

Although Marvin Rolle was the
only one successful in staying alive
with his come-from-behind 2-6, 6-
1, 6-0 win over Thangarajah
Dineshkanthan of Sri Lanka, the
concern was how well he, Devin
Mullings and Rodney Carey Jr
would play coming off the jet lag.

As it turned out, Mullings suf-
fered some cramps during his match
and he went down in two sets to the
top seed Somdev Devvarman of
India 6-4, 6-2 and Carey Jr fell vic-
tim to Scotland’s Jamie Murray 6-2,
7-5.

“T had a rough day, just coming
off two long flights, one from Nas -
sau to London and then from Lon-
don here,” said Carey Jr, who got
off the flight, headed to the hotel
and had to rush right back out to
the tennis stadium to compete yes-
terday.

“T kind of expected it, but I just
wanted to go out there and give it
my best. Considering what I had to
do, I think I did a pretty good job. I
didn’t play my best, but I was real
happy,” he said.

Carey Jr, Rolle and Mullings all
encountered visa problems which
prevented them from coming into
India earlier so that they could get
acclimatized.

But despite getting knocked out
before he could really enjoy the
atmosphere of the games, Carey said
he’s just “delighted to be here to
represent my country and get the
experience out of it.”

Mullings, playing in his first match
since he arrived on Sunday, admit-
ted that the jet lag finally caught up
with him. The south-paw with the
power-packed forehand surprising-
ly jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in
the first set and extended it to 4-1,
but as the fatigue started to settle in,
Devvarman started to bear down
and he kept Mullings on the run.

Eventually, after Devvarman took
the first set, Mullings had to seek
some medical attention for his hip
and legs. But he managed to shake it
off and came out strong to hold
serve in the first game of the sec-
ond set.

However, Devvarman stepped it
up a notch and while favouring his

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DYNAMIC DUO: Nikkita Fountain (left) and Larikah Russell stand beside the
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legs, Mullings was unable to contin-
ue to play at the high level that he
did in the first set.

“Tt just came down to the physi-
cality of it,” said Mullings, who was
hoping to keep his winning streak
going against Devvarman.

“T was hitting the ball, I was dic-
tating and I won the first three
games of the first set. But at 4-1, we
had a couple long points and my
body just gave way. I guess I was so
tired from the long trip. Plus it was
hot out there. He’s a survivor and he
battled for every point. I hit the ball
cleanly, but I couldn’t maintain it.
He wore me down,” he said.

Mullings said he needed a little
more rest because he didn’t have
any legs left. “It was disappointing
because I was on top. I was leading
him,” he said.

After falling behind in the first
set, Marvin Rolle was able to regain
his composure and he easily took
the next two sets to secure the win
over Dineshkanthan.

“It was good. I had a rough start
at the match, but I was confident
that I could come back,” he said. “I
was just beating myself. So I settled
down a little and I came out with
the victory.

“After losing the first set, I start-
ed to put the ball on the court. I
used my slice more than my fore-
hand. I allowed him to make more
of the mistakes. But I’m feeling bet-
ter now that I won,” said Rolle.

Rolle will now prepare to play
No.7 seed Josh Goodall of England,
who knocked off Gavin Manders of
Bermuda 6-2, 6-2. Their match will
be played today.

Before the day was done, Rolle
and Mullings also teamed up to play
in the men’s doubles. However, they
didn't have anything left in the tank
and went down 6-4, 6-2 to the
Wales’ team of Chris Lewis and Mil-
ton Josh.

In the women’s doubles, Foun-
tain and Russell needed just 35 min-
utes to dispose of Tiriata Keeba and
Maetiu Keebwa of Kiribati, 6-1, 6-0.

No match for their opponents,
Fountain said they missed pulling
off the double bagel when she
missed two returns and Russell said
she missed one at 4-0 in the first
set.

Nevertheless, Fountain said: “It
was a good match for us to start off
with. ’m not sure who we will have
in the next round, but it was a good
warm up match for us. We didn’t
have that much pressure on us, so I
was happy it was just the first
round.”

Russell, on the other hand, said it
was really funny because “one of
the women was running from the
ball.” “We just wanted to try to get
over it as quickly as we could.”

They will now go on to play the
top ranked Australian team of
Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Eliz-
abeth Peers in the quarterfinals.

Russell is also still alive in the
women's singles, having easily dis-
posed of Keeba in the first round.
She is scheduled to play her second
round match today.

On hand to watch the matches
yesterday were BOC’s secretary
general Rommel Knowles, chef de
mission Roy Colebrooke and deputy
chef de mission Tim Munnings.



lot on their shoulders

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia. net

NEW DELHI, India — As the only
two females on the track and field
team, Lavern Eve and Christine Amer-
til know that a lot will be riding on
their shoulders at the XIX Common-
wealth Games.

But the two veteran competitors who
are rooming together at the Games
Village have indicated that they are
looking forward to the challenge.

While Eve, competing in her fourth
and final Commonwealth Games,
won’t compete until Friday in the
javelin, Amertil will be participating
in her third games starting today in the
400m.

Since arriving here with the male-
loaded team since Monday, both com-
petitors have indicated that they have
been taking advantage of the accom-
modations and getting themselves
ready to compete.

“So far, my experience here has been
very good. It has exceeded all expec-
tations,” she said. “So I don’t know.
You can’t be listening to the media.
You have to see for yourself. But it
has been put together really well. This
is the best Commonwealth Games I’ve
been so far.”

For Amertil, it’s nothing out of the
ordinary, but said the proximity of the
training facilities has made this one
very special. “Being right here in the
village and not having to go through
the hectic traffic out there has been
really nice,” she said. “We get to see
everybody, which makes it a lot easier
to prepare yourself.”

As she gets set to compete, Eve said
she is confident of winning a medal.
“Tf I put everything together on that
one day, I know I can do it,” insisted
Eve, who will be among a record 17
competitors in the preliminaries.

“My hopes are high and I guess one
thing I say is that I can rely on my expe-
rience. So on that day, I’m just hoping
and praying and go out there and do
my best.”

And to be able to achieve that feat,
Eve said she feels it will take at least a
throw of 58 or 59 metres to step up on
the medal podium.

“From practice the other day, ’m
right there. I haven’t had that many
meets. I had two this year and they
were well below par because of
injuries,” she pointed out. “Now I’m
in a better condition and the injury is
not 100 per cent, but it’s under con-
trol.

“Not competing, sometimes it takes
a while for you to see where you are,
especially in javelin. Any event that
has rhythm or is very technical, some-
times you have to do a few meets for
things to come together,” she said.
“Hopefully when I compete, I can put
it together and let one fly.”

In preparation for her performance,
Amertil said she has gone through her
normal workout routine, got a lot of
stretches, rested quite a bit and made

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UP FOR CHALLENGE: Lavern Eve.

sure that she wasn’t going to get over-
whelmed in any way.

“T’m just hoping to go out there and
run well,” Amertil projected. “I’ve had
a long season, starting with indoors.
But I’m feeling pretty good now, so
I’m hoping that will carry through for
the next three rounds.”

Amertil, however, noted that the
Australians are at an advantage as they
have just started their season and the
British started late as well just so they
can be ready for the games.

Although they are the only two
females on the team, Eve said she
understands why some of the others
are not here because it’s extremely late
in the season to have the games.

“IT would like to have seen them here
for company sake, but those things hap-
pen,” she said. “Me and Christine get
along very well. We’ve roomed togeth-
er before when I’m not with Jackie
(Edwards). But she’s very adventur-
ous, so I’m definitely going to be hang-
ing on her coat.”

Since they hooked up in 2000 at the
Sydney Olympic Games, Amertil said
whenever the opportunity presents
itself, she always tries to stay connect-
ed with Eve.

“We’re pretty much sisters and we’ve
roomed together for a while,” she said.
“Being the only two females on the
team, we’ve been doing our training
together and encouraging each other.

“So we will be rooting for each oth-
er, as well as the guys. But it’s good to
have another female here along with
me. It would have been nice to have
some of the others, but I understand
their choices and I know they have
done what is best for them.”

Eve said while Amertil will be the
first out of the gate, she will be in the
stands rooting for her because she’s
confident that she will be able to get
into the final. More than that, Eve said
she’s looking for both of them to be
on the medal dais.

“T’ve seen the rest of the team, espe-
cially the men, training and I wish them
the very best,” Eve said. “I know that
the Bahamas will get a number of
medals. So I’m hoping that one of them
is mine and the other is Christine’s.”



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Judo: Elaina brings
home two bronze

ELAINA Cuffy led the
Bahamian team to win two
bronze medals — one at the
Pan-American Infantile
Championships and the other
at the Panama Open - last
weekend.

Elaina is 11 years old and
fights in the +52 Kg category.
She defeated the Panaman-
ian champion with ippon
(instant win) throws on the
way to both victories. Her
other matches were close and
she narrowly missed a silver in
both tournaments.

"Tam very excited to begin
training again,” she said after
her first international tourna-
ment. "We train a lot and it is
fun, and I know that I won
because of it.”

Team captain Tajaro Hud-
son also turned in an impres-
sive performance, throwing
the Puerto Rican champion
for ippon in seconds in the
56kg under-13 category. He
lost in the medal round to the

Detroit

Pistons to
be sold

DETROIT (AP) — The
Detroit Pistons have found a
new owner and he knows
Motor City sports.

The Pistons have decided
to sell the team to Detroit
Tigers and Detroit Red
Wings owner Mike Mitch, a
person involved with the
process said Tuesday. The
person, who spoke to The
Associated Press on the con-
dition of anonymity because
of a confidentiality agree-
ment, said both sides were
negotiating financial terms.

Forbes last year valued the
team at $479 million, but a
weak economy, the threat of
an NBA lockout next year
and a motivated seller —
Karen Davidson — likely
mean the price is lower.

Ilitch Holdings spokes-
woman Jennifer Haselhuhn
said the organisation signed a
nondisclosure agreement ear-
lier this year and cannot com-
ment.

Mayor Dave Bing, former
Pistons star, said Tuesday
"the deal is not done, but we
remain optimistic.”

Tlitch, the Little Caesars
pizza mogul, has said he was
motivated to buy the Pistons
in part to make sure another
buyer didn't move the NBA
club out of town.

If the sale goes through, the
81-year-old Ilitch would be
the only person to own and
control teams in three of
North America's four major
professional leagues.

Ted Turner once owned
the Atlanta Braves, Hawks
and Thrashers.

Bahamas well
represented at Pan-
American Infantile
Championships
and Panama Open

US, ending up in fifth place.

"Iam disappointed,” said
Tajaro. "I made a gripping
error and my opponent, who
was very good, got me.”

This was Tajaro's second
time at the Pan-American
Juveniles and first as team
captain. "Being team captain
is great, I got to warm up the
team and give them advice on
their strategies against their
opponents."

Artio McPhee (-31 Kg) and
Andrew Munnings (-34 Kg)
performed well in all of their
matches but lost to more
experienced opponents.



TEAM BAHAMAS: Elaina Cuffy (wearing medal) led the Bahamian team to win two bronze medals at the Pan-American Infantile Championships

and the Panama Open.

Coach D’Arcy Rahming,
also president of the Bahamas
Judo Federation, said the pro-
gramme “has definitely

improved.

"We concentrated on
movement and footsweeps for
preparation. The summer was

grips and groundwork. Now
I can see that we really need
to concentrate on improving
core strength,” he added.

For more information on
Bahamas Judo, contact the
headquarters at (242) 364-
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Problems mount as organisers
consider free ticket release

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) — The
empty stadiums that have
marred the first two days of
competition at the crisis-hit
Commonwealth Games may
be filled by children and the
underprivileged given free
tickets if attendance doesn't
improve.

After weeks of problems
and delays in a wide range of
areas in the buildup to the
games, the sporting events are
starting to grab some focus in
New Delhi with host India
winning five gold medals on
Tuesday and England win-
ning its first two in the pool.

But the problems persisted
outside of competition. Work-
ers were rushing to relay turf
on the infield and try to clean
up Sunday's opening ceremo-
ny at Jawaharlal Nehru Sta-
dium so it’s ready in time for
the athletics programme to
start Wednesday.

Police scoured the athletes
village after an anonymous
bomb threat, but it was later
confirmed as a hoax. Author-
ities said a 16-year-old local
boy had been cautioned after
calling the police from a
mobile telephone and claim-
ing that a bomb had been
placed in the village.

Against the background of
bungling, many of the venues
across the city remained near-
ly empty, prompting local
organisers to admit that they



GOLD GLORY: Scotland’s Robert Renwick celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle final
during the Commonwealth Games at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Center on Tuesday.



are considering giving away
free tickets.

"We are working on the
children from schools.
Already steps are being taken
in that direction,” local organ-
ising committee chairman

India dominates 2nd day of tennis

NEW DELHI (AP) —

Former No. 1-ranked dou-
bles pair Leander Paes and
Mahesh Bhupathi com-
bined to beat Sri Lanka's
Dineshkanthan Thangara-
jah and Amresh Jayawick-
reme 6-3, 6-3 as India's ten-
nis players continued their

dominance on day two of

the Commonwealth Games
competition.

In other matches,
Somdev Devvarman defeat-

ed Devin Mullings of

Bahamas 6-4, 6-2 in the first
round of men's singles,

while the women's pair of

Nirupama Sanjeev and Poo-
jashree Venkatesha beat



Irufa Mahir and Maleela
Solih of Maldives 6-0, 6-1.

With Tuesday's victories,
India has won seven of its
eight matches so far.

Match

The most anticipated
match of the day was the
men's doubles with the
Indians outright favorites.
Paes and Bhupathi,
estranged friends who come
together only while repre-
senting India, were greeted
with thunderous cheers by
some 1,000 spectators in the
5,600 seat R.K. Khanna sta-
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suggested an easy victory,
the Sri Lankans made the
Indians struggle, especially
in the second set when their
serve was broken only in
the seventh game.

Bhupathi and Paes had
last teamed up for the Davis
Cup match on September
19 when they beat Brazil's
Marcelo Melo and Bruno
Soares in India's 3-2 win.

Stil Bhupathi appeared
stiff on Tuesday, and
appeared to struggle with
his serve. Paes was brilliant
with his interceptions and
his trademark backhand
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at a news conference that was
sometimes farcical. "And also
from the low level of society.”

While Indian shooters were
busy winning the country's
first gold medal of the games,
the leaders of the local organ-
ising committee were sitting
alongside the heads of the
Commonwealth Games Fed-
eration and faced the media
for the first time since the
event opened.

Kalmadi was confident that
the glitches from the first day
of competition on Monday
had been solved overnight,
saying that the transportation
issues were dealt with and the
addition of ticket booths at
all venues would lead to big-
ger crowds.

"As of today, things are all
right,” said Kalmadi, who also
mistakenly noted that "Prince
Diana" had attended the
opening ceremony before cor-
recting himself and identifying
Prince Charles and the
Duchess of Cornwall as the
attendees.

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the person who officially
declared the games open.
Diana died in a car crash in
1997. Despite the optimism
shown by Kalmadi, Com-
monwealth Games Federa-
tion President Michael Fen-
nell said his organisation still
had a number of concerns.

"There are some issues that
we had to deal with and we
have assigned those issues to
various people to correct,"
Fennell said. "And we're
expecting that those will be
corrected during the course
of the day.”

New scales were used for
the belated weigh-in before
boxing competition started
Tuesday. Athletes and coach-
es were upset when the scales
used Monday were found to
be giving incorrect readings,
forcing some boxers to take
desperate, unnecessary
attempts to shed weight.

Organising committee sec-
retary-general Lalit Bhanot
said it had been "rectified"
and "There's no problem at
all."

The 19th edition of the
Commonwealth Games have
been plagued by construction
delays, allegations of corrup-
tion and security worries, but
with 18 gold medals awarded
Tuesday and now 26 overall,
much of the focus has now
turned to sports.

India picked up two in
shooting and three in Greco-



Roman wrestling on Tuesday,
with Abhinav Bindra and
Gagan Narang starting the
rush with victory in the men's
10-meter air rifle pairs event.

"It was always important
for us to do well on home
ground,” Bindra said. "It
gives us a good start and
hopefully, we will have many
more medals in the coming
days.”

Ravindere Singh won the
64-kilogram class in Greco-
Roman wrestling, Sanjay
claimed the 74-kg gold and
Anil Kumar won the 96-kg
event.

Australian wrestler Has-
sene Fkiri was disqualified for
making a rude gesture after
losing to Kumar, giving Kako-
ma Hugues Bella-Lufu of
South Africa the silver and
Eric Fuenekes of Canada the
bronze. Bella-Lufu beat
Fuenekes in what was sup-
posed to be the bronze-medal
match.

Singapore claimed two
shooting gold medals when
Swee Hon Lim and Bin Gai
won the men's 50-meter pistol
pairs event and Xiang Wei
Jasmine and Agilah Sudhir
won the 50-meter rifle pairs.

In track cycling, Australia
won the men's and women's
time trial races and the men's
pursuit. Olympic champion
Anna Meares won the wom-
en's 500-meter time trial in
33.758 seconds, Scott Sunder-
land took the men's 1-kilo-
meter time trial in 1:01.411.

Jack Bobridge won the
4,000 meters individual pur-
suit.

England won its first two
gold medals of the games in
the swimming pool. Francesca
Halsall beat world champion
Marieke Guehrer of Australia
in the women's 50-meter but-
terfly, and world champion
Liam Tancock won the men's
50 backstroke.

Also, Leiston Pickett gave
Australia its fourth gold of
the six-day swimming meet
by winning the women's 50-
meter breaststroke and
Robert Renwick won Scot-
land's first gold with a victory
in the 200 freestyle.

Australia won the women's
team gymnastics gold for the
fourth time in a row and led
the medal standings after two
days with nine gold medals
and 23 overall. India was in
second place with 11 overall.

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