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TWO prominent Bahami-
an businessmen, Mark
Roberts and his father Larry
Roberts, together with their
wives, were injured when
Mark’s Cessna 172 Skyhawk
crash landed on Little Whale
Cay at around 3pm yesterday.
Mark, who was seriously
injured, was flown to Nassau
last night by a Coast Guard
helicopter emergency flight.
He was accompanied by his
wife, Louise.

As the helicopter could not
accommodate Mr Larry
Roberts of Bahamas Realty
and his wife, Liz, they
remained the night at Little
Whale Cay and will be flown
to Nassau today. Mr Roberts,
Sr., suffered a back injury. His
wife had minor injuries.

Mark Roberts, the 45-year-
old president of FYP Builders
Mall, sustained serious head
injuries, as well as a broken
nose, two broken ankles, bro-
ken shoulder and arm, while
his pregnant wife Louise, an
interior designer with Alex-
iou and Associates Architects,
sustained neck injuries.

As the family was waiting
for an emergency evacuation
by the US Coast Guard last
night, they tried to keep Mark
conscious.



HUSBAND AND WIFE: Mark and
Louise Roberts were in the crash.
Mark was seriously injured and
Louise, who is pregnant, sus-
tained neck injuries.

Mark Roberts, the owner
of Tile King, is the plane’s
owner and was piloting the
four-seater, single engine air-
craft at the time of the crash.

This comes just one day
after a charter plane, also a
Cessna, crashed in Lake Kil-
larney killing all passengers
onboard.

Yesterday’s crash was
reportedly due to a gust of
wind hitting the plane, causing
it to clip a tree and forcing it
down.

“We were flying low to let
them know that we were not
going to land,” said Mr

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A FERVENT search for an
additional two passengers
believed to have been on board
Tuesday’s fatal plane crash ended
in relief for one family last night
when their loved one was found
to be alive.

Sound technician Junior Lubin,
23, had told his girlfriend he was
boarding the Acklins Blue Cessna
402 to San Salvador before it
crashed into Lake Killarney
killing pilot Nelson Hanna and
seven passengers shortly after
takeoff from Executive Flight
Support at around 12.30pm.

But as relatives of those killed

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‘LIMITED RESOURCES’
HAMPERING EFFORTS
TO POLICE AIRCRAFT
OPERATORS

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tripunemedia.net

PM: Bradley Roberts
has ‘intimidated’ PLP over
the Arawak Homes issue

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

Home of man missing
at sea is demolished

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

THE home of a man missing at sea was
demolished by Arawak Homes Ltd as resi-
dents and property owners protested at the
real estate developer’s offices on Monday.

Half of the duplex built by brothers

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham challenged the leader
of the PLP yesterday to stand up
to his party’s chairman Bradley

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Roberts, who he claims has CHALLENGE: Maxwell and Dwayne Taylor in Sir Lynden make it difficult to police
““ntimidated” them into silence Hubert Pindling Estates over ten years ago was flat- Te ted Screen:
on the issue of Arawak Homes —_|ngraham tened when three security officers and a t ll ii Pp a
demolishing the houses of poor lawyer representing Arawak Homes Ltd OES aS WER dS TMICEMSe
Bahamians. arrived at the property with an excavator and operators.
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Minister forced to withdraw allegations against MP | BAHAMAR REACHES

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

KENNETH Russell, the
Minister of Housing, was
forced to withdraw allegations
he made against the former
minister and current MP for
Golden Gates, Shane Gibson
during a heated session of the
House of Assembly.

During yesterday’s Parlia-
mentary session, Mr Russell
alleged that he had been
approached by a number of

contractors who informed him
that they had to pay a kick-
back of $1,000 per pay cheque
— or a total of $5,000 per
house.

“We heard the rumours of
$5,000, Mr Speaker. If you
built 1,500 houses, that’s
$750,000 that you received as
gifts, Mr Speaker,” the minis-
ter charged.

While never calling the sit-
ting Member of Parliament
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little and now has much.”

To this charge, the PLP’s
leader of Opposition Busi-
ness, Obie Wilchcombe
jumped to his feet and object-
ed to Mr Russell’s allegations
— noting that the Minister
was spewing allegations about
a sitting Member of Parlia-
ment receiving gifts and hav-
ing more now than when he
first arrived. Mr Wilchcombe
pushed the Speaker to have
the remarks withdraw.

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AGREEMENT OVER
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The deal involves the
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CLARENCE "Nat!
Williams, a well known figure
in the local music community,
was remembered by musicians
yesterday as one of the best
sound engineers around.

Mr Williams, a member of
the band Shabak and son of
Bishop Clarence Williams of
the Church of God of Prophe-
cy, died in Tuesday's tragic
plane crash with eight other
men.

Entertainer Sasha Dunn
said: "Every show I ever saw
him take part in was a hit. He
was one of those top-shelf engi-
neers. I knew him for three to
four years maybe, I would
often see him at events."

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and he was also involved with
Milky Way Studios. He did live
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or records,” she said.

Tada added that a Harris
Institute scholarship will now
be named in Nat’s honour.

A tribute Facebook page
was set up hours after the plane
crash, and almost a thousand
people had already subscribed
by yesterday afternoon.

One person wrote: "It is so
heart-breaking and mind blow-
ing to see a great man such as
this gone so soon. Nat was in
my opinion the greatest engi-
neer and a great friend to
know. He will surely be missed
here in the Bahamas and in the
international arena in music
entertainment.”

Another wrote: “I can't
believe one of the best bosses,
sound engineers, one the rea-
sons I want to continue becom-
ing an engineer, and one of the
funniest guys around, is gone.
I’m just thankful that I got to
know him, learn from him and
hang-out with him, but it really
hurts to know that Monday
night was the last night we got
to speak to each other. But I
know when them Pearly Gates
open, it would be all good
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LOCAL NEWS



Customs revenue
receipts ‘had not
jone missing’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SOME $9 million in Cus-
toms revenue receipts collected
at the Prince George Wharf
had not gone missing but were
simply stored in another loca-
tion when auditors came look-
ing, Customs Comptroller
Glenn Gomez explained.

These receipts
have since been
turned over to
the Auditor
General's Office,
Mr Gomez said,
adding that
reports on the
situation were "a
ite bit distort uae

He was referring to media
reports that stated that receipts
for $9.87 million in revenue col-
lected at Custom's Prince
George Wharf office between
July and October, 2008, could
not be found when inspectors
from the auditor's office sought
to verify the source of the
funds.

"There was nothing missing.
.. What had happened, the
auditor had earlier this year
done an audit of some receipts
at the Prince George Wharf
office of Customs. They found
that just over $9 million in rev-
enue had been collected but
they were unable to find all of
the relevant receipts at the sta-
tion at the time to say exactly
what the $9 million was com-
prised of," Mr Gomez
explained.

"We don’t have a lot of stor-
age space and a year's amount
of records takes up a lot of
space so they had moved most
of it from the Prince George
Office to a warehouse where
we keep records and things
until the seven year (mark)
then they are destroyed.

"Once we found out that
they needed the receipts, we
retrieved them along with the
receipt books and they were
reconciled against the revenue
collected and they, the audi-
tors, said they were satisfied,"
said Mr Gomez.

In a report dated July 13,
2010, Auditor General Ter-
rance Bastian noted that his
department had not been able
to locate the receipts.

“During our examination of
the cashbook, we were unable
to trace the recorded amounts
to the general receipt books
and cash vouchers because
these vouches could not be
located for audit inspection,”
he said. Mr Bastian's report
also noted that harbour dues
and departure tax billings were
not received within the
required 30-day period.

Mr Gomez said the Auditor
General's Office got the
requested receipts about three
or four weeks after the report
was made. He attributed lapses
in bill collection to employees
not being accustomed to the
shift system which recently
came on stream at the depart-
ment.

PM, McCartney
shake hands and
share a laugh

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

THE attention of most par-
liamentarians was stolen briefly
from House of Assembly pro-
ceedings yesterday when Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
shared a cordial greeting with
the man who might have been
his leadership challenger if the
FNM party had held a national
convention this year.

Having resigned from the
post of Minister of State for
Immigration, Bamboo Town
MP Branville McCartney has
made his intention of one day
leading the FNM known. He
has recently taken an even
stronger stance, saying the time
has come for Mr Ingraham to
“pass the baton” of party lead-
ership to the next generation.

Therefore, when the prime
minister stood and walked to
the back bench to shake Mr
McCartney’s hand, all eyes
focused on the pair to see how
the exchange would turn out.

Sharing a laugh, the two
shook hands and exchanged
words before Mr Ingraham
walked on — patting Mr
McCartney on the back as he
passed.

Before leaving the chamber,
Mr Ingraham explained to The
Tribune he told Mr McCartney
he had heard the MP’s “baton”
statement. Mr Ingraham said
he informed the young MP that
when he is ready to hand it
over, he hopes Mr McCartney
will be there to carry it.



Government urged to ‘sweeten
pot’ further for ZNS employees

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

UNIONS representing ZNS
line and managerial staff have
appealed to the government to
further “sweeten the pot” for
ZNS employees who were
offered severance packages, but
the minister responsible said its
unlikely any more money can
be found to accommodate this.

Both Tommy Turnquest,
Minister with responsibility for
the Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas, and ZNS
Chairman Michael Moss yes-
terday confirmed that the cur-
rent total value of the sever-
ance packages already on offer
is $4 million.

On Monday, the Bahamas
Communication and Public
Officers Union president
Bernard Evans advised his
union’s membership not to
accept the separation packages
offered to them that day by
ZNS executives.

“We’re not pleased at all
with their offer,” said Mr
Evans, indicating that what was
offered would leave staff in a
poor position to meet their
immediate financial obligations.

But Mr Turnquest said: “I
think they (union leaders)
ought to give their members
good advice.”

Employees have until next
Tuesday to decide whether they
will accept the voluntary sepa-
ration packages, at which time
the “sweetener” added to the
offer will fall away, and by next
Thursday final decisions will be
made about who will have to
leave as the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas is
restructured. ZNS chairman Mr
Moss said some employees had
started to accept the packages
offered before the union leader
advised for them not to.

He said: “I hope that people
will not be discouraged from
going if they want to. At end
of the day, the board will be
making some determinations
as to who will go and who will
stay and I would prefer for
those who are keenly interested
in going to be the ones who go
first, otherwise if people don’t
sign up the board may end up
keeping people employed who
would prefer to go and letting
go people who desire to stay.”

Mr Moss rejected the char-
acterisation of the packages as
unfair as “disingenuous.” He
said staff have all been offered
a year’s medical insurance cov-
erage, valued at around $7,000.

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Managerial staff are being
“treated as if they have worked
for the corporation for two
additional years,” meaning that
they get an extra two months of
pay. Line staff, who are also
getting two months extra pay,
are receiving benefits that
would have otherwise been
provided to individuals who
had worked four years longer,
as they get two weeks pay per
year of service upon separation,
Mr Moss said.

In addition to this, both line
and managerial staff were given
the option to choose “whichev-
er component of the contract
offers the biggest settlement.”

“We have put in the offer to
both, that if resignation or
redundancy or retirement
option provides the best pack-
age, we will go with that,” he
said.

The executives also offered
double the usual pay “in lieu
of notice” that the law demands
for line and managerial staff.

Yesterday, two line staffers
who together have worked for
the corporation for over 50
years told this newspaper they
were not happy with their pack-
ages and wondered how they
would be able to support their
families. They predicted a great
strain will be placed on the
Department of Social Service’s








TOMMY TURNQUEST

resources by the terminations at
ZNS.

“T’m only 50 years old so I
really need to work some more.
Ican’t get national insurance, I
have a mortgage, I have chil-
dren and J am a single mother.”

“It’s a slap in the face
because you’ve been here since
you were 20-something years
old, you’ve spent most of your
life building the place up and
then it’s just this,” said one of
the staff members.

John Pinder, head of the
National Congress of Trade
Unions, of which the BCPOU
is amember organisation, said
the offers did not follow the
precedent set by other public
sector organisations which saw
employees provided with an
additional 12 months to two
years salary to leave the organ-
isations, on top of what was
required as a minimum by the
Employment Act.

Mr Pinder described the
offers made as “really sad” but
also admitted that the employ-
ees would not have “a leg to
stand on” should they reject the
offers as they were advised that
as long as what they are given
meets the minimum require-
ments of the Employment Act,
it would be legal.

Both Mr Moss and Mr Turn-
quest said that to look at what

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US plans uncertain as war enters 10th year

KABUL, Afghanistan — It's make-or-
break time in Afghanistan.

The war entered its 10th year Thursday,
and this is no ordinary anniversary.

With extra American troops now in place,
this is the critical juncture to determine if
President Barack Obama's revised war strat-
egy will work and reverse Taliban momen-
tum.

Key players are hedging their bets, uncer-
tain whether the Obama administration is
prepared to stay for the long haul, move
quickly to exit an increasingly unpopular
conflict, or something in between.

Fearing that his Western allies may in
the end abandon him, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai has started to prepare his
nation for a withdrawal of international
forces by shoring up relations with neigh-
bouring Pakistan and reaching out to insur-
gents interested in reconciliation.

Pakistan, America's nominal ally, says
it's fighting insurgents. But it still tolerates al-
Qaida and Afghan Taliban militants hiding
out on its soil — out of reach of U.S.-led
NATO ground forces.

Public support for the war is slipping in
the United States and Western Europe.
Already, the Netherlands has pulled out its
troops, the first NATO country to do so.
The Canadians leave next.

Patience is running out here as well.
Afghans are tired of the violence, increas-
ingly resentful of foreign forces. Many won-
der why their quality of life has not marked-
ly improved when their nation has been
awash in billions of dollars of foreign aid.

"NATO is here and they say they are
fighting terrorism, and this is the 10th year
and there is no result yet," Karzai said in
an emotional speech last week. "Our sons
cannot go to school because of bombs and
suicide attacks."

All this is very different from the near
universal international support the Bush
administration enjoyed when it launched
attacks on Oct. 7, 2001. The war was aimed
at toppling the Taliban from power because
they harboured Osama bin Laden and other
al-Qaida leaders responsible for the stun-
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the Pentagon less than a month earlier.

The hardline Islamic regime, which
repressed women, banned music and held
public executions for disloyal actions, col-
lapsed within two months.

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war, the effort was underfunded from the
start. When the Bush administration's atten-
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began to regroup. After several years of rel-

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Afghanistan began to deteriorate around
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including more than 1,220 American service
men and women. U.S. Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said in June that the U.S. and
its NATO partners have to show progress
before the end of this year or face a decline
in public support for the war.

There's plenty of frustration at the White
House and in the U.S. Congress too. In
August, when Sen. John Kerry, chairman
of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee, visited Kabul, he bluntly stated that if
the Karzai government didn't clean up cor-
ruption, it was going to be hard "to look
American families in the eye and say, 'Hey
that's something worth dying for.'"

On the battlefield, NATO's top com-
mander, Gen. David Petraeus, is banking
on his plan to protect heavily populated
areas, rout the Taliban from their strong-
holds and rush in better governance and
development aid to win the Afghans' loyal-
ty away from the Taliban.

Commanders believe the war will be won
only if Afghan civilians start supporting the
troops. And, they say, the only way that will
happen is if the forces can provide enough
security to allow people to break free of the
fear and intimidation of Taliban threats. In
some places, residents don't even want to be
seen talking to U'S. forces for fear of Taliban
reprisals. Karzai still backs coalition efforts
but has also used back channels to reach
out to Taliban leaders who seem amenable
to finding a political resolution to the war.
Karzai appointed nearly 70 people last week
to a High Peace Council, which will guide
efforts to reach out to insurgents.

Pakistan also wants to maintain relations
with some factions of the Taliban, which it
believes will be a powerful player in
Afghanistan when the Americans go home.

And there's strong suspicion in the region
that U.S. troops will go home sooner rather
than later — largely because of Obama's
decision to set July 2011 as his goal for start-
ing a drawdown of USS. forces.

(This article was written by Deb
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We must recognise
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Police Prosecutors

EDITOR, The Tribune,

Their performance over the
decades of the fifties to the
present and their continued
efficient performance in our
Magistrates’ Courts must be
recognized.

In most countries in the
Commonwealth Police Pros-
ecutors continue to provide
this service.

The amount of work done
by our Police Prosecutors is
accomplished through their
dedication and devotion to
duty.

The long hours of reading
and studying case files are
examples of their dedication.
They occupy small cubicles in
the Prosecutions Department
where space and comfort are
lacking, but as Police Officers
they make do with what they
have available to them.

Most importantly they save
our government millions of
dollars by providing this ser-
vice.

Police Prosecutors of the
past, namely: Salathiel
Thompson, John Crawley,
Cyril Joseph, Summer Ban-
nister and Chilean Turner
were excellent in their pre-
sentations and examination
of witnesses in our courts. The
Hon. Eugene Dupuch, QC,
in describing Salathiel
Thompson stated that he is a
worthy advocate. “I have to
be extra prepared when
defending in his court,” Mr
Dupuch said.

LETTERS

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The Prosecutions Section
of our Police Force is one of
the most efficient units of the
force.

Its personnel continue to
provide efficient and effective
service in the Justice system.
With the addition of Police
Officers with law degrees and
legal training performance in
the unit has improved
immensely.

I recall my training at the
West Riding Detective Train-
ing College in Yorkshire,
England. It was made very
clear to us that Police Prose-
cutors are not expected to
respond to legal submissions
made by defense attorneys,
in particular when it is on a
point of law. Magistrates must
deal with such matters. If the
submission is about evidence
or police procedure there
ought to be response from the
Police Prosecutor. I would
suggest that the Hon. Attor-
ney General and other
authorities considering the
change from Police Prosecu-
tors to Attorneys at Law visit
the Police Prosecutions
Department for information
on the following:

(a) Accommodation. Will
the small cubicles presently
in use be acceptable to attor-

neys? Consider the cost of
providing more suitable and
acceptable office accommo-
dation. The cost of upgrading
the offices.

(b) Will a single attorney
in each court be capable of
and prepared to undertake
the volume of cases being
dealt with by Police Prosecu-
tors? The average being about
25 cases per day, including tri-
als, bail hearings, first appear-
ances and pleas. Attorneys
from the Attorney General’s
Office attend the Supreme
Court with one case file which
they could have had for weeks
of preparation.

(c) Deals between Police
Prosecutors and defense
attorneys are very unlikely.

(d) Calculate the difference
in the earnings of Police Pros-
ecutors and attorneys.

(e) Interview Police Prose-
cutors on their case load and
the number of files that are
taken home to be read and
prepare for presentation in
court on the following day.

“Tf it ain’t broke don’t fix
it.”

PAUL THOMPSON
QPM, CPM,

Former Assistant
Commissioner of Police.
Nassau,

October 1, 2010.

Mr. Christie, the master of cynicism

DITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open letter to Opposi-
tion Leader Perry Christie.

Dear Mr Christie,

You are so funny. In my opinion you were
clearly playing a cynical game of wait-and-
see over the Baha Mar project. You hemmed
and hawed and refused to make a clear state-
ment of your party’s position on the matter so
that whatever the Government decided you
would be free to pounce on it.

But as the Leader of the Opposition that
has complained about not being consulted
you were thrown into a tizzy when Mr. Ingra-
ham told you he would bring the matter to the
House of Assembly so you and your col-
leagues can vote yea or nay.

Then you, Mr. Christie, the master of cyn-
icism, accused Mr. Ingraham of being cynical
for calling your bluff and upsetting your game
plan! But, incredibly, and in the same breath,
Mr. Christie, you say that it is commendable
for the Government to seek bipartisan support
for the project!

Which is it Mr. Christie? Cynical or com-
mendable? And do you ever listen to yourself,
or do you just go on talking, hoping people
will say how well you speak and forget what
you said when you first opened your mouth?

And talking about cynical, Mr. Christie,

TZ,



do you recall how you all voted unanimously
in favour of constitutional changes in the
House of Assembly and then went out in the
country and campaigned against the very
changes you had voted for? Do you remember
that?

When Mr. Ingraham spoke about the Baha
Mar project in the House, you said you did not
like his tone. Now that he has laid it all out to
the people in a press conference you say that
he has “soured” public opinion about the
deal. I don’t recall you saying anything that
would have made public opinion “sweet” on
the deal while you were bobbing and weaving.

What Mr. Ingraham did was to talk to the
Bahamian people as if we were adults, not
silly children to be manipulated by a double-
talking politician.

He laid it all out — the pros and cons, the
ups and the downs of the proposed project.

He spoke as an intelligent leader who mas-
ters his brief and understands all the implica-
tions. He spoke as an honest leader who is
willing to trust his people with the truth. You
call that souring public opinion, Mr. Christie?

I call it informing public opinion with the
facts. You should try it some time, Mr.
Christie.

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THE United States of
America has increased its
funding to Bahamian law
enforcement agencies for
their drug interdiction
efforts from $150,000 to $1.6
million for the period 2010
to 2011.

This was announced dur-
ing a meeting with govern-
ment officials and Julissa
Reynoso, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for West-
ern Hemisphere Affairs, and
Makila James, Director of
Caribbean Affairs at the
Ministry of National Secu-
rity on Tuesday.

The Bahamas was repre-
sented by Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immi-
gration Brent Symonette
and Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest.

The officials were accom-
panied by US Ambassador
Nicole Avant.

The main thrust of the dis-
cussions focused on further
exploring the strong ties
between both countries in
areas including security and
climate change. The need
for cross-border cooperation
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REPRESENTING BAHAMAS:
Brent Symonette

challenge countries of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) was also dis-
cussed.

Ms Reynoso acknowl-
edged that CARICOM was
in a period of transition, and
that she looks forward to a
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She also assured the
Bahamas of the US’ com-
mitment to collaborating on
a number of mutual areas of
interests which are of great
importance to this country.

In this vein, it was
announced that there has
been a major increase in
funding for the period 2010
to 2011, to $1.6 million from
$150,000 allocated for the
period 2009 to 2010.

These funds have been
provided to support law
enforcement operations,
specifically in all facets of
the fight against the illicit
drug trade.

The US said it views this
support as a testament to its
commitment to bilateral
cooperation.

Mr Symonette and Mr
Turnquest both said that the
Bahamas recognised the
importance of bilateral and
regional cooperation in
ensuring that threats to
national security are effec-
tively and comprehensively
addressed.

They also said that the
Bahamas continues to play a
vital role within the region
and sub-regional frame-
works, most recently assum-
ing the chairmanship of the
Inter-American Committee

Against Terrorism
(CICTE).
Mr Symonette further dis-

cussed other matters of con-
cern and interest and indi-
cated that the Bahamas
looks forward to working
closely with Ms Reynoso in
her capacity as Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State
for the Western Hemi-
sphere.

Discussions were also held
with the Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and
Leader of the Opposition
Perry Christie.

The officials, accompanied
by Ambassador Avant, also
presented $10,000 in books
to the Ministry of Education
as part of the “Read to Lead’
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listening to the airwaves

By REUBEN SHEARER

CLASSICAL 98.1 FM is
Nassau’s newest easy listen-
ing radio station.

The quietest station on
the dial, it will play the best
and most familiar classical
pieces of all time.

The station boasts an
extensive music library cov-

ering the full spectrum of
the genre — from its origins
to modern classics; a library
that no individual collector
could ever replicate.

Classical’s music selection
will include familiar pieces
from well-known composers
such as Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven, Dvorak, Bauch,
and Elgar.

The station’s format will
not include news, weather,
or talk — just music with lim-
ited advertising and spon-
sorships to help offset costs.

Donald Tomlison, co-
owner of Classical 98.1
along with his wife Debo-
rah, is thrilled by the possi-
bilities.

A lover of classical music,
Mr Tomlison recognised
that there was no local
option for like-minded indi-
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According to Mr Tomli-
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“broadcasting on and off for
a month [attempting] to get
the best possible broadcast
signal because with classi-
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necessary.”

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broadcasting on a full time
basis.

He is somewhat surprised
by the overwhelming posi-
tive feedback he has
received from listeners thus
far and predicts that per-

haps classical music is more
popular among persons liv-
ing in the Bahamas than he
had initially estimated.

Classical music is a world-
renowned genre with
immeasurable influence on
various cultures over its cen-
turies of existence.

It is hoped that the new
station will fill a void for

classical music lovers and
help to foster an apprecia-
tion for this rich and beau-
tiful music among all sec-
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BIFF announces a new edition of documentary competition

The Nature
Conservancy
sponsors
‘Green Reel’
for second
year

THE Nature Conservancy
is sponsoring the “Green Reel”
competition for its second year
to enable students to create
documentaries that explore the
environmental issues affecting
the Bahamas.

The Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) called for
submissions of documentaries
from emerging Bahamian film-

makers between the ages of 15
and 18 to participate in the spe-
cial competition.

The topic of the documen-
taries is the environment and
the Bahamian community.

Filmmakers were encour-
aged to explore how Bahami-
ans interact with the environ-
ment and how changes in the
environment can impact

Bahamian communities.

They were told to focus on
one or more of the following
environmental issues — bio-
diversity, climate change,
coastal erosion, conservation,
invasive species, land degrada-
tion, over fishing, pollution,
and threatened species/habi-
tats.

BIFF founder and executive

director Leslie Vanderpool
said: “BIFF is always looking
for ways to encourage young
Bahamians to showcase their
talents through film.”

Eleanor Phillips, director of
the Northern Caribbean Office
of the Nature Conservancy
here in the Bahamas said: “We
at the Conservancy want to
encourage the youth of the

Bahamas to tell us through film
how they want the environ-
ment of the country to be in
the future.

After all, we are the stew-
ards of their future.”

The competition’s winner
will be given special recogni-
tion at the 2010 Bahamas
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MAMMOTH TASK: View of Nassau Harbour with cruise ships docked. Jamaican officers took a
look at the security measures in place at the harbour.

A CONTINGENT of high-
ranking officers from the
Jamaica Constabulary Force
visited New Providence this
week to get a first-hand look at
the security measures in place
at Nassau Harbour.

The officers visited the port
facilities and interacted with
stakeholders all across the
downtown area.

Security has become a prime
concern at the Nassau Port
which services a wide range of
guests when they are visiting
the capital, said Patrick McNeil
of the Port Department at a
welcome reception for the JCF
officers at police headquarters
on Monday.

Also speaking at the recep-
tion, National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest gave
some information on the num-
ber of tourists that have come
into the country within the last
year.

“In January, between the
12th and the 18th, the port
received 80,335 guests. In
March 12-18 we received
84,108, and in July 16-22, the
port received 81,711,” said Mr
Turnquest.

“All of this speaks volumes
to the mammoth task we have
at the port to ensure that our
guests get the best experience
(they) can possibly receive.”

In April, government spent
$50 million to dredge the har-
bour and constructed mooring
dolphins to enhance the facili-
ty.

Over the years, a very small
portion of criminal elements
have threatened that area,
impressing upon the Royal
Bahamas Police Force the
importance of stepping up its
efforts in protecting visitors,
Mr Turnquest said.

Police Commissioner Ellis-
ton Greenslade said he hopes
the JCF contingent will form a
good appreciation of the
RBPF’s efforts to keep cruise
passengers safe in New Provi-
dence.

“That is why we’re strug-
gling with protocol, and we’re
still trying to get it right in the
country and across the region,”
said Mr Greenslade.

“We believe that you want
to understand some of the mis-
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experiences.

“We could never do this as a
police department alone, and
we're still trying to get it right
all across the country.”

Mr Turnquest said to the
JCF contingent: “If this is to
work for you as it has been
working for us, there has to be
a focus on working partner-
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part of the process.”

“T believe that unless we
deal with the front, and set an
example for ourselves, we will
never get the job done,” said

Mr Greenslade.

“T want to encourage you
and urge you to recognise the
job that you have been doing.”

Karina Powell-Hood,
Deputy Superintendent of the
Jamaica Constabulary Force
said:

“Our visit here today is a
symbol of partnership between
two Caribbean countries, the
Ministry of Tourism and the
Ministry of National Security.”

Ms Powell said she hopes
the JCF is afforded the oppor-
tunity to return the favour to
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The second plane
crash in two days

FROM page one

Roberts, speaking by cell phone from
Little Whale last night, “when a gust of
wind caught the plane and we hit the
tree.”

He said the plane was a total write
off. “If anyone could see the plane they
would marvel that anyone could have
come out of it alive,” said Mr Roberts,
whose only concern was to keep his son
alert while they waited for the heli-
copter’s arrival. He said his son was in
terrible pain.

The Roberts family was flying from
Miami with plans to stop at Little Whale
Cay in the Berry Island chain before con-
tinuing on to Nassau. It is presumed that
their plans changed when weather start-
ed to move in. And so they just flew low
over the small private island to let the
caretaker know not to expect them when
the accident occurred.

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Agency (NEMA) director Commander
Stephen Russell last night said weather
conditions and approaching nightfall
were making the emergency evacuation

at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport just before
8pm, where an ambulance, doctors and a
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The Bahamas ambassador
to US addresses PAHO
Directing Council meeting

By KHYLE QUINCY
PARKER

Press Attaché
Embassy of the
Bahamas

WASHINGTON, DC -
Addressing the Pan-Ameri-
can Health Organisation’s
50th Directing Council
meeting, Bahamas Ambas-
sador to the United States
Cornelius A Smith spoke of
concerns that over 70 per
cent of persons committed
to prison in the Bahamas are
below the age of 35 and that
suicides are on the rise.

He also spotlighted the
issue of violence-related
injuries in the non-Hispanic
Caribbean as a matter of
regional health concerns.

The ambassador was
responding to the report of
PAHO Director Dr Mirta
Roses, titled “Promoting
Health, Well-being and
Human Security in The
Americas,” which she deliv-
ered at PAHO headquarters
in Washington, DC.

“In the non-Hispanic
Caribbean, particular atten-
tion is given to personal
security and to the response



“Homicides disproportionately
affect males greater than
females, both as victims and as
perpetrators, with 88 per cent
of murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and 96
per cent of perpetrators being

male.”



Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States Cornelius A Smith

to violence-related injuries
which disproportionately
affect an expanded popula-
tion of persons aged 15-35
years, rather than the refer-
enced 15-24 age group as
noted on page 27 of the
(director’s) report,” he said.

“In (the Bahamas), 70
per cent of the persons com-
mitted to prison are younger
than 35 years of age,
although specific data
regarding the median age is
lacking. Homicides dispro-
portionately affect males
greater than females, both

as victims and as perpetra-
tors, with 88 per cent of
murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and
96 per cent of perpetrators
being male.”

“The number of suicides
each year is increasing,” Mr
Smith added, “and this high-
lights the need for attention
to be given to this aspect of
mental health/mental secu-
rity and the integration of
mental health programmes
in the response to violence.”

Other issues he raised
included environmental

security, food security and
an anti-HIV and congenital
syphilis agenda.

Mr Smith headed the
Bahamas’ delegation to the
PAHO meeting, which
included Drs Merceline
Dahl-Regis, chief medical
officer; Delon Braynen,
deputy chief medical officer,
and Cherita Moxey, senior
house officer. Bridget McK-
ay, alternate representative
from the Bahamas Perma-
nent Mission to the OAS,
was also part of the delega-
tion.

The purpose of the meet-
ing was to make new policy
decisions that addressed the
critical health problems of
the region, including pan-
demic H1N1, neglected dis-
eases and other poverty-
related infections, primary
health care, nutrition and
development for the
achievement of the Millen-
nium Development Goals,
safe hospitals, adolescent
and youth health, gender
equality, human organ
donation and transplanta-
tion, health and tourism,
family and community
health.



PAHO MEETING: Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis was part of the

Bahamas’ delegation.

The Directing Council is
made up of representatives
of all the member states and
meets once a year to analyse
and determine the general
policies of PAHO.

PAHO is an internation-
al public health agency with
more than 100 years of
experience in working to
improve health and living

standards of the countries
of the Americas. It serves as
the specialised organisation
for health of the Inter-
American System. It also
serves as the regional office
for the Americas of the
World Health Organisation
and enjoys international
recognition as part of the
United Nations system.

Scripture Thought
ISAIAH 40:18-22

. To whom then will you liken God?
Or what likeness will you compare to Him?
. The workman molds an image,
The goldsmith overspreads it with gold,
And the silversmith casts silver chains.
. Whoever is too impoverished for such a

contribution

Chooses a tree that will not rot:
He seeks for himself a skillful workman
To prepare a carved image that will not totter.

. Have you not known?
Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations

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Celebrated Bahamas
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WOMAN TAKE TWO
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the Bahamas’ best known play,
was given a thoroughly enjoy-
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speare in Paradise festival. The
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sounds so many chords with its
audiences and readers, and
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tion, ambition and the clash
between traditional and mod-
ern ways and brings in many
issues that we are still grappling
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characterises this production.

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womanizing, unscrupulous own-
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is a character the audience loves
to hate. His unabashed manipu-
lation of Haitian Bahamian
Lionel Joseph and his mistreat-
ment of and attitude to his wife
make BGCSE students and
audience members alike feel a
distinct animosity towards him.
However, Anthony Roberts
reveals some aspects of Harold
that we tend to normally over-
look: his genuine concern for his
daughter, his real pride in his
own achievements and his some-
what contradictory stance
against abortion. Playing the
central tactical maneuvering
scene with Lionel tipsy was a
stroke of real genius and such
was Roberts’ sincerity that I
could almost believe that he and
his secretary would have sepa-
rate rooms on their ‘business’
trip to Miami!

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belongs to Merline Evans, who
is bringing up her own ten-year-
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enjoying a revival at the
2010 Shakespeare in
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old niece, Beverly. Merline is a
very complex character and
Doris Jackson filled her with
righteous anger, tender sympa-
thy, straightforward good sense
and old fashioned discipline by
turns, never letting one side of
the character dominate for long.
Ms Jackson showed she is an
expert at the throwaway line -
much to the audience’s delight -
and she handled the fluctuations
in her relationships with and
attitudes to Beverly and Bever-
ly’s fiancé Lionel with a com-
plete assurance. She has an
imposing presence, never more
so than when she was dressed
in her Lodge uniform, and I
look forward to seeing more of
her on the Nassau stage.

Another actress I would like
to see working on the stage
again is Enith Darling who
played the maid, Matilda. Her
performance was a delight from
beginning to end and, while hers
was a smaller part than most of
the others, she dominated the
stage while she was present and
delivered her remarks with the
touch of a true comedienne. Her
scene round the washtub with
Merline was beautifully paced
and pitched, never once
descending into caricature, and
she showed herself at least the
match of the excellent Ms Jack-
son.

The play’s romantic interest
centres around Beverly (Moya
Thompson) and Lionel (Terran
Brown) and although these two
young performers both gave
strong performances they did
not quite succeed in coming to
grips with all aspects of their
characters. Both were excellent
in their affectionate moments,
making their love and future
hopes very real and believable,
but neither had the range to
convince completely. To make
her rejection of Lionel persua-
sive to the audience we have to
witness the inner turmoil Bev-
erly must be going through. Miss
Thompson did succeed in mak-
ing her relationship with her
younger cousin, Jennifer, very
convincing and Brown handled
the play’s penultimate scene
when Lionel propositions
Harold’s wife with complete
authority. He lacked range in
his angry moments though, and
needed to have explored alter-
native methods of expressing
fury and resentment to make his
rage more acceptable.

The play’s other actors solid-
ly complemented those already
mentioned: Eryn Bellot,
although too old looking for
Jennifer, had just the right
degree of mischievousness nec-

essary and was very comfort-

able on the stage; Anée
Wildgoose certainly
lived up to Sonia’s
playful epithet and
helped Roberts

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sympathy for her plight when
she becomes pregnant; and
Tami Forbes, too young for Mrs
Davies and sporting a tattoo that
middle-aged women in the 1970s
would not have indulged in, was
nonetheless excellent as a
woman at her wits end with her
philandering husband.

The title of the play comes
from a traditional ringplay song
and at certain times during the
play Jennifer joined some of her
neighbours to dance, much to
her mother’s chagrin. These
short interludes injected further
life and atmosphere into the
proceedings and the children are
to be congratulated on their
essential contributions. I would,
however, have liked a little more
creativity in the presentation of
these scenes to give the children
more to do than just gyrate up
and down.

All the actors are to
be compli-
mented on
their sense of
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actions. Nothing was hurried
and important lines and
moments received just the right
amount of emphasis and stress.
Credit here must also go to the
director and his assistant, Deon
Simms. With a play that elicits
such riotous reactions from its
audience, actors must use their
sense of timing to ride the reac-
tions to ensure their next lines
are not lost and the cast did an
exceptional job in this regard.
Believe me, there were some
volcanic bursts of laughter and
much vocal response but the
cast calmly dealt with them and
waited to proceed.

The composite set, excellent-
ly lit by Philip Burrows, served
the play well and the use of lev-
els was particularly pleasing
while the Bahamian music,
played between scenes while
furniture was moved, added to
the general atmosphere and set-

ting of the play.
Ms Turner-Rolle’s play
remains a_ great

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f as pertinent today as
they were 40 years ago

and productions like

~ this one will only
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lie-Harris, engineer and public relations officer for the New Providence Road Improvement Project, give
road safety tips and an update on the road projects to parents and teachers of Claridge Primary School.

Claridge Primary PTA gets update
on Road Improvement Project

THE roads currently being
constructed in New Providence
are being built to be durable,
Charlene Collie-Harris, engi-
neer and public relations rep-
resentative for the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject (NPRIP), told the Parents
Teachers Association of Clar-
idge Primary School.

“We’re not just paving
roads,” said Mrs Collie-Harris.
“We’re removing what’s there
and making proper roads that
last long and have the correct
infrastructure.”

Mrs Collie-Harris and
Sergeant Garlon Rolle of the
Traffic Division of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force offered
the administration and parents
of Claridge Primary an update
along with safety tips for cross-
ing the roads as part of an
island-wide information cam-
paign on the NPRIP.

“So far the road works are in
line with our objectives includ-
ing provision of sidewalks,
drainage, underground utilities,
proper signage and street light-
ing among others,” said Mrs
Collie-Harris.

Sgt Rolle said there are too
many traffic accidents occurring
in New Providence with more
than 90 accidents in one week.

“We have to do a better job
in the way we drive,” he said.

He appealed to parents and
teachers to use their signals and
seat belts. Furthermore, “Be
mindful of your safety, your
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is to oversee the safe oper-
ation of all the companies
that are authorised AOC
holders (aircraft operator
certificate),” said Hubert
Adderley, director of the
Flight Standards Inspec-
torate.

“It is not that we don’t
watch out and go after
unlicensed operators, but
we have limited resources
and we put. those
resources to work the best
way we can,” said Mr
Adderley.

The practice of hacking
is “rampant” in the
Bahamas, and for years
the authorities have strug-
gled to crack down on the
illegal activity.

Authorities

With the manpower lim-
itations, Mr Adderley said
the authorities would be
forced to neglect other
responsibilities if every
day they “continually” ran
behind private aircraft
owners, who are some-
times responsible for hack-
ing.

“As long as there is a
demand by the public for
that type of service it will
continue. What we are try-
ing to do is educate the
public so when they come
to travel they will be
aware of what to look
for,” said Mr Adderley.

Although there are avi-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 13

LOCAL NEWS

‘Limited resources’
hampering efforts
to police operators

advertise charter services
if they are not AOC hold-
ers, “it is not possible to
catch everyone who does
that,” said Mr Adderley.

The Ministry of Touris-
m’s website lists at least
35 different airline com-
panies that operate sched-
uled air services and char-
ter flights. Only 15 of
those 35 companies are
listed on the Department
of Civil Aviation’s list of
33 authorised Bahamian
AOC holders.

Companies on that list
are the only charter oper-
ators authorised to pro-
vide inter island charter
services.

Some of the other com-
panies listed on the web-
site are US registered air-
lines with authorisation to
fly from the United States
to the Bahamas.

“A foreign company
cannot do inter island
charters. If an American
company is coming into
the Bahamas to an island,
like Crooked Island, which
is not a port of entry, they
can stop at a port of entry
to clear their passengers
and then take them on to
Crooked Island. They can-
not fly throughout the
islands and pick up pas-
sengers,” said a officer at
the Civil Aviation Depart-
ment.

There are other compa-
nies that may not be AOC
holders that affiliate them-
selves with authorised
charter operators. They
function as a marketing
company and hire an AOC

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of Assembly, Mr Ingraham
drew attention to the continu-
ing land dispute between
Arawak Homes and these
homeowners who have also
claimed ownership of the said
properties.

Describing Arawak Homes
as the “PLP chairman’s com-
pany,” Mr Ingraham said that
the PLP cannot claim to be the
party of the poor any longer.

“The PLP chairman’s com-
pany is knocking down peo-
ple’s houses. The chairman of
the PLP. And the PLP is
silent! They can’t open their
mouth. Mum’s the word!
Mum! Intimidated by their
own chairman, and claiming
to be friends of the poor. What
poor? They knock their hous-
es down!” Mr Ingraham
exclaimed.

When interrupted by a num-
ber of Opposition members
from their seats on the issue,
Mr Ingraham challenged the
PLP’s leader, Perry Christie
to “stand up” and have his say
on the issue. However, Mr
Christie did not oblige the
Prime Minister.

When contacted yesterday
for comment on the matter,
the PLP’s chairman, Mr
Roberts said that he was only
singled out as a shareholder

PM: Bradley
Roberts has
‘intimidated’
PLP over Arawak
Homes issue

of Arawak Homes by the
Prime Minister purely because }
of “dirty, nasty, no-good poli- }

tics.”

“Mr Ingraham only had to ;

look on his left or on his right,

wherever Tommy Turnquest }
(leader of Government Busi- }
ness) was and he would see }
shareholder of :
Arawak Homes. So my ques- }
tion is why didn’t Mr Ingra- }
ham ask why did Mr Turn- }
quest knock down the homes?
Why didn’t Mr Ingraham ask }
about the prominent pastor }
who is a shareholder in }

another

Arawak Homes.

“Mr Ingraham is not con- }
cerned that Arawak Homes is }
the legitimate owner of that }
property. Mr Ingraham is the :
worse for this country. He has }
brought this country to its }

knees and the worse part is,

he has no idea how to return }
economic prosperity to this }
country. Mr Ingraham is what ;
he is, a political parasite,” Mr 7

Roberts claimed.

LOCAL NEWS

Minister forced to withdraw
allegations against MP

FROM page one

To this, Mr Russell said
that he was only following in
the footsteps of what Mr
Gibson had done to him dur-
ing a previous sitting of the
House of Assembly.

Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker, I
have at least six more of
these instances to talk about
that I will talk about over the
next year with my colleague
(motioning to the FNM MP
for Garden Hills, Brensil
Rolle).”

Opposition MPs jumped
into action and began to
protest Mr Russell’s remarks;
chief among them the PLP’s
MP for Golden Gates.

Mr Gibson: “Mr Speaker,
when the MP for High Rock
began his presentation, he
began by referring to the
Member for Golden Gates.
Then he went on talking
about how contractors talked



ALLEGATIONS:
Kenneth Russell

about paying out $1,000.
Then he went on talking how
the former minister came in
and now he has more than
he came in with. Mr Speaker,

I think that that is wrong,
and I think the Member
should apologize and with-
draw those statements
because clearly he is refer-
ring to me in a dishonourable
way and my privilege is being
breached.”

Mr Russell was then
advised by the Speaker of the
House, Alvin Smith, to with-
draw his remarks if he was
not able to provide some evi-
dence to corroborate it.

Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker,
there is no difference
between what I did this
morning, and what the Mem-
ber did (a few weeks ago).”

The wrangle continued
between Mr Russell and a
few seated PLP MPs for a
few minutes before his ini-
tial exchange was eventually
withdrawn.

The comments, however,
were not expunged from the
records of the House of
Assembly.

FROM page one

Melanie Taylor, 36, said her broth-
er Dwayne Taylor, 40, a scrap metal
worker who lives in the remaining
half of the duplex, was warned not
to alert the media his brother’s home
was being demolished or he too
would lose his property.

Maxwell Taylor, 42, also a scrap
metal worker, had been informed by
Arawak Homes Ltd in June that the
home he lived in with his children
and girlfriend would be demolished
as it had been built on the developer’s
land and stood in the way of a road
they had planned.

But Mr Taylor had vowed to fight
for his property before he disap-
peared at sea on July 17 as he headed
from Nassau to Abaco with two
employees in a 19ft boat.

Arawak Homes then stepped up
their pursuit of the property and
informed Dwayne Taylor his broth-
er’s half of the duplex would be
demolished on Friday, Ms Taylor
said.

Although the home was unoccu-
pied and Arawak Homes Ltd agreed

to wait until Monday to demolish it,
Mr Taylor, who lives next door with
his girlfriend and their six children,
was warned not to speak out or he
would also lose his home, Ms Taylor
claims.

“My brother Dwayne is afraid to
speak out because they said they
would break down his building,” said
the 36-year-old of Dean Street, Nas-
sau.

“He doesn’t have the money to
fight them so he can’t take the chance
of losing everything he’s got.

“They said if he brought in the
media there would be no negotiat-
ing, so he didn’t get involved.”

The incident only emerged when
Ms Taylor spoke out at a public meet-
ing about the continuing land dispute
between Arawak Homes Ltd on
Tuesday evening.

Mr Taylor was reportedly told by
Arawak Homes Ltd that he could
own his home if he paid $60,000 for
the property, but Ms Taylor said
Arawak Homes Ltd has yet to pro-
duce any documents to prove legal

ownership of her brothers’ property
which was allocated by government
following a land dispute 15 years ago.

Arawak Homes Ltd president Fra-
non Wilson did not mention the fresh
destruction when he met with
reporters at his offices in Shirley
Street on Monday morning, as resi-
dents and property owners from the
Pinewood Gardens area protested
outside.

Hundreds of property owners and
residents in the Pinewood Gardens
area fear they will lose their homes as
Arawak Homes Ltd maintains there
is widespread trespass on their land.

Maxwell Taylor’s home is the sec-
ond to be demolished by the real
estate developer after Frederick and
Maria Wood’s home in Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates was knocked down
on September 24.

Arawak Homes Ltd declined to
comment on the recent demolition,
but is expected to release a detailed
report tomorrow, identifying the
homes, properties and names of res-
idents and property owners whose
homes and land the company lays
claim to.

Residents and property owners

have sought representation from the
Nassau Village and Sea Breeze Prop-
erty Owners Association and lawyer
Carl Bethel, chairman of the FNM.

Minister of Lands and Surveys
Byran Woodside is acting as a medi-
ator in the dispute and although he
confirmed the property was demol-
ished by Arawak Homes on Monday,
he declined to comment on the mat-
ter but said he would release an offi-
cial statement soon.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
took the opportunity to attack the
PLP over Arawak Homes Ltd’s
destruction of property in the House
of Assembly yesterday.

He alluded to PLP chairman
Bradley Roberts’ interest in Arawak
Homes when he said to Opposition
members: “I’m talking about the
chairman of your party knocking a
church down, and knocking a house
down when people are living in it.

“Stop it! stop it!

“And the person who is the princi-
pal of this company who is knocking
these houses down was honoured by
your party...elevated to a stalwart
councillor the other night, and you
can’t say a word!”

_ Baha Mar reaches

agreement over
_ loan on hotels
FROM page one

? resort development, and
? Baha Mar officials say this
i shows ScotiaBank and its
i partners have confidence in
? the project and its econom-
i ic potential.

In a statement issued yes-

i terday, the company said:
i “With this settlement, the
? commencement of the Baha
i Mar world-class develop-
i ment project is now in a
? position to move forward,
? subject to the project receiv-
i ing the necessary approvals
i from the government of the
i Bahamas.”

Sarkis Ismirlian, chairman

i? and CEO of Baha Mar,
i said: “We and the Scotia-
i Bank-led syndicate have
i worked very hard over
i these past several weeks to
i reach a settlement that
i serves the best interests of
i all parties, and should also
i benefit the Bahamas.

“T want to thank the Sco-

? tiaBank-led syndicate for
i their continued support of
i Baha Mar. In reaching this
i settlement,
? accommodated each other,
i with the ultimate goal of ful-
i ly repaying the lenders for
? their outstanding goal.

both sides

Mr Ismirlian added:

i “With this agreement in
i place, we are hopeful the
? government of the Bahamas
i will move expeditiously to
i provide the necessary
i approvals — as they recently
i said they would —so that we
i can commence this project,
i which holds such significant
? economic and job benefits
? for the Bahamas, and which
i will transform the Bahamas
i into one of the premier
? global resort destinations.”

The company expects to

i start construction later this
i year, and eventually employ
? 11,000 Bahamians and inject
? $1 billion into the economy
i in the first year of opera-
i tion.

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i for more information.

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Amertil wins 400 heat

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Christine
Amertil ran 52.08 to easily win the first of
five heats in the women's 400 at the XIX
Commonwealth Games yesterday.

Her nearest rival was Carline Muir of
Canada in 52.21. Amertil had the sec-
ond fastest time behind Amantle
Monthsho, who won heat two in 51.56.

Tonight, Amertil is scheduled to run
out of lane six in the second of three
heats in the semifinal.

The first two finishers and the next
two best performers will advance to Fri-
day’s final.

Starting today's competition for the
Bahamas will be Trevor Barry as the last
of 12 competitors in Group A of the
men's high jump.

And national champion Donald
Thomas will be fourth out of a field of 11

in the B Group. The automatic qualifying
height is 2.16 metres.

In addition, three competitors will fol-
low in the preliminaries of the men's 400.

Grand Bahamian Michael Mathieu will
be the first out in heat one, lane five.
Ramon Miller will follow in heat two,
lane eight, and Andretti Bain will be in
heat three, lane three.

The first three in each heat and the
six best performers will advance to the
semifinals on Friday.

Griffith, Rolle advance to semis

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Adrian Grif-
fith, turning in a personal best time in
the 100m, led the three Bahamian qual-
ifiers on the first day of competition in
athletics at the XIX Commonwealth
Games.

The first to compete for the Bahamas,
Griffith clocked 10.19 seconds (lower-
ing his previous PR of 10.23 he did at
the BAAA National Open Champi-
onships in July) for second place in the
first of eight heats behind England's
Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis, who
stopped the clock in a season's best of
10.15, the fastest time recorded.

Griffith, the second fastest qualifier,
was joined by Jamial Rolle (second in
heat six in 10.46 followed by Jamaica's
Lerone Clarke in 10.28)) and Rodney
Green, third in heat eight in 10.45. The
heat was won by Trinidad & Tobago's
Aaron Armstrong in 10.35, as they all
advanced to the second round.

Later in the evening, only Griffith and
Rolle advanced to today's semifinal. This
time, Griffith had to settle for third in





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ADVANCE: Griffith (left) and Rolle.

heat one in 10.30 with Lewis-Francis win-
ning in 10.20 and Ghana's Aziz Zakara
second in 10.27, while Rolle was fourth in
heat four in a season's best of 10.39. His
heat was won by Clarke in 10.19.

The fastest time in the second round
went to Egwero Oghoghene of Nigeria in
10.13. In that heat, Green ran 10.50 for
sixth, but he failed to advance to the
semifinal.

Looking back at his performance, Grif-
fith said he had a pretty good race and
was quite thrilled with the time.

"Tt was actually my most comfortable
race. It was smooth and I just went out

there and executed," he said. "I shut it
off, so I know I still have more in the
tank. I was in lane two all by myself, so I
didn't have any pressure. I just went out
there and executed and did what I had to
do. I thank God for everybody who was
supporting me."

In the second round, after leading the
race, Griffith said he got a little too over-
confident and wasn't able to maintain
his composure. But as he prepares for
the semifinals, he said he will definitely
make the necessary adjustments. He is
slated to run out of lane eight in the first
of two heats with Armstrong on the side
of him in seven. Clarke is in six and
Zakari is in five.

Rolle is set to run out of lane one in
the second heat. Jamaica's Oshane Bailey
is in lane six and Lewis-Francis is in sev-
en. The first three in each heat and the
next two best performers will advance
to the final in the last event of the night.

"10.19, I'm very much in it. It's any-
body's race. All of the guys are close,"
said Griffith, as he prepares for today's
action.

"The best man will come out on top. I
feel I have the ability to be right there
with the field."







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Carl Hield’s quickest
international victory

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India —
Calling it his time to shine,
Carl Hield posted his quickest
victory in an international
tournament yesterday, setting
the pace for what the boxing
team anticipates will be a
great showing at the XIX
Commonwealth Games.

In the fourth bout of the
evening session, Hield hardly
worked up a sweat as he con-
nected on a barrage of punch-
es that forced referee Ross
Stublay to stop his welter-
weight bout against Hubert
Lucien of Dominica one
minute and 36 seconds into
the first round. It was just
short of the 20-second victory
that he posted during a tour-
nament in Cuba.

In fact, the bout was over
from the first 30 seconds
when Hield posted two quick
points on the scoreboard. He
came right back in the next
30 seconds and added two
more. He then caught Lucien
in the first flurry as Stublay
stepped in to administer a
standing eighth count. Hield
continued the onslaught and
again Stublay had to inter-
vene, this time calling the
bout off after he issued the
second eight count.

"First of all, I want to give
God thanks for the strength
and knowledge to go into the
ring to do my fight,” said a
jubilant Hield, who was wav-
ing a miniature Bahamian flag
that he carried into the ring.
"Second of all, I want to
thank my coaches for moti-
vating me. This is just the
beginning. We're going to
take it one fight at a time.
We're bringing home the gold
medal.

"My coaches told me to
box, but if I could take him
out, then go for it. I saw the
knockout, so I went for it,"
Hield said.

Hield's boost of confidence
for the gold was ignited by
the fact that he didn't give
Lucien a chance to get into
the fight. In fact, Lucien was
on the defensive from the bell
rang as he was never able to
connect a single shot at Hield,
who is now slated to go on to
face Muhammad Farkhan. He
went the full three rounds
before he won an 8-1 decision
over Kokole Paneng.

"We recorded the fight of
the next guy and so we're
going to look it over and



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QUICK WIN: Carl Hield.

Referee
forced to stop
welterweight
bout against
Dominican

come up with a plan,” Hield
said. "By Friday, we will
know what to do."

Head coach Andre Sey-
mour said he was really
impressed with Hield's per-
formance. "We're going to
take one bout at a time
because as we go on, it's going
to get tougher,” he pointed
out. "I've seen the boxer from
Malaysia, so we will study him
some more and go from there.
But the performance tonight
was extremely good. I told
him to keep everything off the
jab. If the guy was ready to
fall, take him out. He didn't
need to be in the ring too long
because anything could hap-
pen and that was what he
did."

Seymour said Hield just
simply went into the ring and
executed what he was told.

Assistant coach Floyd Sey-
mour said Hield's confidence
is so high that they can
already taste the medal.

"Carl has been in this busi-
ness for a very long time. He's
one of the elite athletes. But
nobody in this class could
touch him," he said. "We're
going to show everybody that
Carl deserves this gold medal.
He's a Bahamian. We can't
be beaten.”

Watching in the stands was
Valentino Knowles, who has a
shorter road to take to get a
shot at a medal. "I feel that it

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Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle in loss to Englishman























BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Marvin
Rolle knew sooner or later the jet lag
was going to take its effect.

In his fourth match in three days
after arriving at the XIX Common-
wealth Games on a 13-plus hour flight
on Sunday, Rolle gave it all he had
until he had nothing left yesterday as
he suffered an exhausting 6-4, 6-3
defeat at the hands of England's Josh
Goodall, the No.8 seed in the men's
singles draw.

"The jet lag was kicking in a bit. I
couldn't open my eyes,” said Rolle
after he struggled to complete the

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match. "I couldn't react to his serve, I
was real slow on the ball. I just didn't
have it today.”

On a day when the Bahamas saw
all of its remaining players eliminated
from the tennis competition, Rolle
stuck in there with Goodall and he
made the Englishman work for every
point he got. Rather than just giving
up, point after point, Rolle found the
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In the first set, he fell behind a
break 3-1, but he mustered up enough
energy to hold on with an ace for a 3-
2 deficit. Goodall returned the favour
in the next game and they both held
serve the rest of the set. And in the
final game, Goodall ended it with an
ace.

To start the second set, Rolle
returned the favour when he opened
with an ace to hold at 1-0. They were
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secure the match.

Rolle admitted that if he had to do
it all over again, he would have defi-
nitely tried to come in at least five
days before the games got started so
that he could properly adjust to the cli-
mate and the time difference.

Both he and Devin Mullings arrived
on Sunday, while Rodney Carey Jr
came on Tuesday, just in time to walk
right on the court to play.

"T think if we had come more pre-
pared, we could have done better as a
team," said Rolle of the first round
exit by both Mullings and Carey and
the doubles combo of himself and

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Daniel Gibson captures Optimist National Championship title

A TOTAL of 36 boats com-
peted in the championship
fleet of the 2010 Bahamas
Optimist National Champi-
onship in Montagu Bay last
weekend.

There were sailors from
Nassau, Long Island, Abaco,
Freeport, Governor’s Harbour
and Harbour Island. Three
races were sailed Saturday in
light wind conditions and four
races were completed on Sun-
day in eight to 11 knot winds.

Fourteen-year-old Daniel
Gibson of Nassau was
crowned this year’s champion.
“Daniel sailed consistently,
finishing among the top six
sailors in all races except for a
seventh place in race number
two. This is the first time he
is awarded the Geoffrey
Holowesko Trophy. Congrat-
ulations Daniel,” according to
a press statement.

Finishing second in the

Comm. Games track starts
on time amid transit strike

By JOHN PYE
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) —
After averting the embar-
rassment of having to delay
the start of competition
Wednesday because of a dam-
aged track, organisers of the
Commonwealth Games were
dealing with a transit driver
boycott.

Competition started on
time for the track and field
events Wednesday, to the sur-
prise of some commentators.
Olympic triple jump champi-
on Jonathan Edwards, who
saw the condition of the track
and the infield on the eve of
the events, had described it
as "beyond anything that I
imagined.”

A last-minute rush to fix
and clean sections of the track
and repair turf in the infield
— caused by vehicle and
human traffic during Sunday's
spectacular opening ceremony
— got the stadium in good
enough shape for the interna-
tional track federation to
approve it for competition
hours before athletes were set
to race.

England's Mark Lewis-
Francis won the first heat in a
men's 100-meter field. World
champion Usain Bolt did not
compete, joining several high-
profile athletes who withdrew
before the event.

Uganda's Moses Ndiema
Kipsiro won the first gold
medal of the track pro-
gramme, holding off Kenya's
Olympic silver medalist Eli-
ud Kipchoge to finish in 13
minutes, 31.25 seconds.

Indian shooters collected
two of the other three gold
medals at the range Wednes-
day and the host country fin-
ished day three of competi-
tion with 11 gold medals and
24 medals overall.

Australia leads the way
with 21 gold medals and 46
overall after 53 events. Its
cyclists collected the first
three golds at the velodrome
on Wednesday.

James Goddard won the
200 backstroke, helping Eng-
land boost its tally to six golds
and 26 medals overall.

Press Trust of India report-
ed that 800 bus drivers had
stopped turning up for Com-
monwealth Games duties
because of long working
hours and heavy security, but
organisers were bringing in
more than 900 local drivers
to replace them. Most are
local school bus drivers who
are not busy because school
and college students are on
vacation.

The driver boycott wasn't
among the problems Com-
monwealth Games Federa-
tion president Mike Fennell
and local organising commit-
tee chairman Suresh Kalmadi
addressed at a news confer-
ence Wednesday, where Fen-
nell assured that “all systems
are go" for the track and field
competition.

Kalmadi, asked why most
stadiums were almost empty
on the third day of competi-
tion, said an additional 50,000
tickets had been sold Tues-
day.

He'd earlier said organis-
ers might have to give away
tickets for free to children and
low-income people to fill the
venues.

Another technical glitch

OPTIMIST CHAMPION: Daniel
Gibson of Nassau after his victory.
Photo by Robert Dunkley

SAFETY PRECAUTION: A worker fumigates the Dr $.P. Mukherjee
Aquatics Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games,
to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that have caused an outbreak
of dengue fever in New Delhi, India. Thousands of municipal workers
were spraying the worst affected areas with anti-mosquito spray,
and larvae-eating fish have been released in waterways.

which upset some boxers at
the weigh-in was fixed, with
Kalmadi saying faulty scales
had been checked, and "all
10 were found to be OK."

World record holder Gagan
Narang has been on target at
the shooting range to help
shift some of the spotlight to
sports. After helping India
claim its first gold of the
games on Tuesday, he shot a
perfect 600 in qualifying for
the 10-meter Air Rifle and set
a games record 103.6 points
in the final round to win his
second New Delhi gold — at
the expense of compatriot and
Beijing Olympic champion
Abhinav Bindra.

Jason Dunford, a US-based
swimmer, won Kenya's first
gold of the games in the 50-
meter butterfly, holding off
returning veteran Geoff
Huegill of Australia and for-
mer world record holder
Roland Schoeman of South
Africa.

The Commonwealth
Games — an Olympic-style

(AP Photo)

competition held every four
years — bring together more
than 6,000 athletes and offi-
cials from 71 countries and
territories. India wanted the
games, which ended up cost-
ing between $3 billion and $10
billion, to showcase its emer-
gence as a growing economic
power and possibly attract a
future Olympics.

But construction delays,
corruption allegations, con-
cerns about security and
heavy monsoons put prepa-
rations for the games way
behind schedule, with com-
plaints about unfinished and
filthy accommodations in the
athletes’ village embarrassing
the hosts.

Fennell admitted that all
the negative attention hurt.

"T think that a lot of the
adverse publicity leading up
to the games has turned off
some people, there is no ques-
tion about that," Fennell said.
"You can't hide that. We
need to rebuild it so the
games can be successful."

Group trying to buy Liverpool

LONDON (AP) — Whatever you do, Liverpool fans,
don't call your prospective new American owners the Yan-

kees.

The owners of the Boston Red Sox are trying to buy
the financially ailing Liverpool football club for 300 million
pounds ($477 million) — about half the asking price of

the current American owners.

If approved, it would unite two of the most storied fran-
chises in sports — the soccer Reds, one of the most deco-
rated teams in old England, and the baseball Red Sox, the
oldest pro team in New England.

They have a lot in common.
Both have red uniforms —

in fact, Liverpool players

also wear red socks — and both have a proud heritage
that includes championships and long periods of agonizing

failure.

Each has its iconic symbols: from Fenway Park to
Anfield; from the Green Monster to the Shankly Gates;
from "Sweet Caroline" to "You Never Walk Alone"; from
the Citgo sign to the "This Is Anfield” sign.

The Red Sox also had the Curse of the Bambino — the
sale of slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees — that
was finally snapped when they won the World Series in 2004
after a wait of 86 years. They won the title again in 2007.

Liverpool fans hope John Henry's New England Sports
Ventures can spark a similar revival of their debt-riddled
club, which has fallen on hard times since winning its 18th
and last English league crown in 1990. Liverpool is off to its
worst start since 1953 and is in the relegation zone after los-

ing last week to Blackpool.







regatta was Spencer
Cartwright from Nassau and
third place went to Long
Islander Tyler Cartwright.
Forty five boats competed
in the less experienced green
fleet and six races were com-
pleted. With a second place in
the first race and five first
place finishes in the subse-
quent races, 11-year-old Paul
de Souza of Nassau won the
regatta followed by Harbour
Islanders Laquille Cleare in
second position and Wesley
Cleare in third. “There was a
total of 81 boats competing in
the 2010 junior National
Championship in Montagu
Bay and 52 of these boats
came from the family islands.
“This is the largest out
island representation that we
have ever had in the junior
national championship and it
is the first time the family
island boats have outnum-

bered the New Providence
boats,” said the release.

John Lawrence, president
of the Bahamas Sailing Asso-
ciation, said this is definitely
a positive sign for the future of
sailing in the Bahamas.

“There were four boats
from Abaco, 16 from Grand
Bahama, 10 from Long Island,
29 from New Providence, six
from Governor’s Harbour and
16 from Harbour Island,” he
said.

Said regatta chairman Fran-
cisco de Cardenas: “Great to
see so many boats out on the
water.” He thanked all the
sponsors for their continuous
support — Bahamas Waste,
Cable Bahamas, Coca-Cola,
Sun-Tee, Kerzner Interna-
tional, KFC, KPMG, Ministry
of Tourism, Odyssey Aviation
Bahamas, Panama Jack, RBC
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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS



Djokovic and
Wozniacki
advance at
China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Top-
seeded Novak Djokovic
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the China Open after
American Mardy Fish with-
drew with a left ankle injury.

Top-seeded Caroline Woz-
niacki defeated Sara Errani
6-4, 6-2, while Francesca Schi-
avone rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-
1 victory over Vera Dushev-
ina.

Nikolay Davydenko edged
Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-5. He'll face
American John Isner, who
beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-
6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 in a match that
featured a combined 33 aces.

Qualifier Michael Berrer
fell to Gilles Simon 6-7 (6),
6-4, 7-6 (4).

Second-seeded Vera
Zvonereva moved into the
quarterfinals after defeating
Maria Kirilenko 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Shahar Peer cruised past
Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-2,
while Angelique Kerber
defeated Alexandra Dulgheru
6-2, 6-1.

Garcia-
Lopez
advances
to quarters
at Japan
Open

TOKYO (AP) — Spain's
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the Japan Open with a 7-6
(5), 6-4 win Wednesday over
compatriot Feliciano Lopez.

Garcia-Lopez saved four
break points to defeat the
sixth-seeded Lopez.

Radek Stepanek of the
Czech Republic advanced
with a 5-7, 7-6 (7) 4-1 win over
Marco Chiudinelli, who
retired with a lower back

injury.
Jarkko Nieminen of Fin-
land defeated Daniel

Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Dmitry Tursunov, ranked
432nd after thee left ankle
surgeries, outlasted Richard
Gasquet 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4 to
make his first quarterfinal
since July 2009.

Top-seeded Nadal and sec-
ond-seeded Andy Roddick
play their second-round
matches on Thursday.

Venus Williams’
2010 season over

By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Tennis Writer

VENUS Williams is done
for the season because of a
left knee injury that has side-
lined her for most of the sec-
ond half of 2010.

In a statement released to
The Associated Press on
Wednesday, the seven-time
Grand Slam champion said
she is "very disappointed to
announce that I will be unable
to play” in the WTA Tour
Championships at the end of
October, and the Fed Cup
final between the United
States and Italy at San Diego
in November.

"T have been getting treat-
ment and therapy on my knee
and have been making
progress, but unfortunately
must continue to keep weight
off my knee for the short term
and won't be ready to return
to competition in 2010,"
Williams said. "I am looking
forward to returning to full
health in time for the start of
2011 season and hopefully
having the opportunity to play
in both the Fed Cup and
WTA Championships next
year.”

She is No. 3 in this week's
WTA rankings and went 38-7
with two titles in singles, and
18-1 with three titles in dou-
bles this season, earning more
than $2.5 million in prize
money.

But Williams hasn't played
anywhere since losing in three
sets to eventual champion
Kim Clijsters in the US Open
semifinals on September 10.
That will turn out to have
been the 30-year-old Ameri-
can's only tournament
appearance over the final six
months of the year.

After being upset in the
Wimbledon quarterfinals on
June 29 by a woman ranked
82nd, Williams was out of
action until playing in the first
round of the US Open on
August 30. That's because
Williams sprained her left
kneecap shortly before she
was supposed to enter a hard-
court tournament at Cincin-
nati in early August. The
injury kept her out of another
US Open tuneup at Montreal
that month, too.

It was an up-and-down sea-
son for Williams, who has
been using crutches to keep
weight off her left leg.

She was one of two women
who reached at least the
fourth round at all four Grand
Slam tournaments in 2010 —
but she made it past the quar-
terfinals only at the US Open.

Her singles titles both came
in February — at Dubai,

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SEASON OVER: Venus Williams wipes her face during a semifinal
round match at the US Open tournament in New York.

United Arab Emirates, on
hard courts and at Acapulco,
Mexico, on clay. Her doubles
titles, all while paired with
younger sister Serena, came
at the Australian Open,
French Open and Madrid.

In August, Venus and Ser-
ena — who has been sidelined
since having surgery on her
right foot in July — both told
the US Tennis Association
they planned to play against
Italy in the November 6-7 Fed
Cup final on an indoor hard
court at the San Diego Sports
Arena.

"I spoke to Carlos (Flem-
ing, Venus' agent) today and
learned that Venus is done
for the rest of the season with
a left knee injury. It's unfor-
tunate that Venus is hurt
again and won't be able to
play in the Fed Cup final,”
US Fed Cup captain Mary

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Joe Fernandez said Wednes-
day. "We wish her a speedy
recovery so that she is ready
for next year."

Neither Williams has com-
peted for the U.S. Fed Cup
team since 2007. Venus
Williams owns a 17-4 career
record in Fed Cup action,
including 14-2 in singles. She
last participated in the 2007
semifinals.

The USTA still expects Ser-
ena Williams to be on the
team for the matches against
Italy.

The rest of the US roster
includes 2009 US Open quar-
terfinalist Melanie Oudin,
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and
leading doubles player Liezel
Huber.

The United States hasn't
won a Fed Cup title since
2000 and lost to Italy in last
year's final.

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champ Fraser gets
6-month doping ban

MONACO (AP) — World and Olympic 100-meter
champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica was suspended for

six months Wednesday after failing a doping test.

Fraser will be ineligible to compete until January 7, the
IAAF announced. She was provisionally suspended by
the track and field governing body in June after she test-
ed positive for the drug oxycodone at the Diamond League

meet May 23 in Shanghai.

Fraser had a dental procedure shortly before flying to
China for the meet. She said she took a painkiller because

of a toothache.

Fraser won gold in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,
leading a Jamaican sweep. She won the 2009 world title in

Berlin.



TO shows he’s still
got a lot left at age 36

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) —
With one big game, Terrell
Owens made his point. He's
nowhere near finished.

The 36-year-old receiver
had trouble finding a team
that would take him this off-
season, something he took as
a snub. The Cincinnati Ben-
gals finally signed him, and
he's their leading receiver
after four games.

One of the league's best,
too.

Owens had 10 catches for
222 yards Sunday in a 23-20
loss at Cleveland. He moved
into second place on the
career list for yards receiving,
trailing only former 49ers
teammate Jerry Rice. He
became the oldest receiver in
NFL history to have a 200-
yard game, and the only one
this season.

"T think it was an eye-open-
er for a lot of people out there
that have said a lot of nega-
tive things about me, as far as
I've lost a step, I can't play,”
Owens said on Wednesday.

Owens still chafes at the
way teams ignored him after
Buffalo let him go following
his one season there. The
Bengals gave him a tryout,
then signed Antonio Bryant
instead. Bryant's knee pre-
vented him from being ready
for training camp, so Cincin-
nati signed Owens to take his
spot opposite Chad Ochocin-
co.

Owens wanted to prove
something to the teams that
passed on him.

"They think I'm over the
hill and I can't play and I've
lost a step and things of that
nature,” he said. "It's disap-
pointing to be in that situa-
tion. All along I've told you
guys: I knew I could play this
game. But if you listen to cer-
tain guys — GMs, scouts our
what-have-you that assess film



TOUCHDOWN: Bengals wide
receiver Terrell Owens catches
a 78-yard touchdown pass in the
second quarter of Sunday’s game
in Cleveland.

(AP Photo)

— and for whatever reason
they say that I can't play, I
think that's ignorance.

"Who says just because
you're in your 30s you can't
play? Like, who dictates that?
No man can dictate that. And
I think I showed that in the
game this past Sunday."

The Browns double-teamed
Ochocinco, blitzed quarter-
back Carson Palmer and left
Owens with single coverage
much of the time. He tore it
up. Owens caught passes on
short and intermediate routes,
and had a 78-yard touchdown
on a sideline route, pulling
away from a stumbling
defender.

He did it all.

"If you want to single-cover
me, then fine," Owens said.
"If you want to blitz, then do
what you've got to do. But if
you think that I can't play this
game at a high level and put
up the numbers that I did,
you're in for a rude awaken-
ing."

Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle

FROM page 15

Mullings. "But that's how it
went, so we have to live with
it. | would have liked to get
some better results here."

Also yesterday, Larikah
Russell, who teamed up with
Rolle in mixed doubles on
Monday (losing in the first
round as well), played the top
seed Anastasia Rodionova of
Australia in the second round
of the women's singles. Rodi-
onova, a native of Russia,
pulled off a 6-1, 6-3 decision
to oust Russell.

"T think the match went
pretty well. I was nervous at
the beginning because she was
the No.1 seed," Russell said.
"But I said I could play tennis
too and so I settled down, I
started to stroke the ball and
I felt much more comfortable
in my game. I was really
impressed with how I played.’

Russell seemed to have
been intimidated and ended
up getting broken at 2-1, 4-1
and 6-1 as the Aussie turned
up the heat.

In the second set, it was a
completely different story.
Russell was much more
focused. She took Rodiono-
va to a few advantage points
and was able to hold her serve
until the eighth game. That
was when the Australian
sealed the deal with a break at
5-3. She went on to hold serve
for the match.

"In the first set, I was still
overwhelmed, but I was hap-
py that I was able to settle
down, play my game and had
fun,” she said. "I just needed
to keep a few more balls in

play because she looked like
she was getting tired. This is
just going to motivate me to
go back and train hard
because I know I can hang
with them."

Russell said her only regret
is that she can't get into the
US on a visa to play on the
satellite circuit. She said she's
going to have to pursue
another avenue to play pro-
fessionally because she's con-
fident that she has the ability
to be a top- ranked player.

Coach Leo Rolle said
despite the fact that they lost,
the players all played well.
"Larikah played well today.
Had she kept a few more balls
on court, it would have made
a big difference," Rolle said.
"Even after the match, she
realised that she was in the
match, had she kept a few
more balls in play. She's right
there. She just needs to get
some more exposure at this
level."

As for his son Marvin,
Rolle said he came out too
“flat-footed.”

“He didn't have that get up
and go. I didn't have a chance
to really sit down with him
and find out what happened,
but it was quite clear that he
could have made the match a
little more interesting.”

Before the day was done,
Russell and Nikkita Fountain
came back to play their sec-
ond round women's doubles
match. They faced the top
ranked team of Rodionova
and Sally Peers from Aus-
tralia, losing 6-2, 6-4 to com-
plete the Bahamas’ appear-
ance in tennis at the games.

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bodies of their loved ones at
the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital (PMH) morgue yester-
day morning, Mr Lubin’s
family heard nothing.

They waited for hours in
agony at the crash site off
Coral Harbour Road yester-
day afternoon as Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) divers searched the
wreckage in murky waters 5-
oft deep, 400ft from the
shoreline, for signs of Mr
Lubin and of a Jamaican
man whose passport was
found at the crash site and
who remained missing last
night.

But Mr Lubin’s family’s
terrible anguish ended in
relief when he called from
San Salvador just before 7pm
and told them he had taken a
mailboat to San Salvador
instead.

Mr Lubin and seven other
sound technicians were hired
to set up entertainment sys-
tems for the Homecoming
events at Graham’s Har-
bourside in San Salvador,
which started last night.

Homecoming organiser
Ishmael Terrence Major said
all but one of the seven tech-
nicians scheduled to fly to
San Salvador on a Bahama-
sair flight Tuesday morning
missed the plane and the
remaining six arranged to fly
with Captain Nelson on the
Acklins Blue airplane
instead.

Flight Standards Inspec-
torate officials said Acklins
Blue was not a certified char-
ter operator.

Concern about the safety
of the flight was expressed
at the crash site yesterday as
the nine-seater plane, with
capacity to seat ten and carry
up to 1,900Ibs, was said to
have been loaded down with
9001bs of equipment and
eight or nine passengers,
including one who weighed
385lbs.

Although the identities
of the eight men killed in the
crash were not released by
officials last night, they are
understood to be pilot Nel-
son Hanna, RBDF officer
Devon Storr, BEC linesman
Cory Farquharson, Delton
Roderick Taylor, and sound
engineers Chet Johnson,
Sascha Mildor, Lavard Curtis
of gospel group Shabak and
Clarence “Nat” Williams
who headed an entertain-
ment technology company.
All were in their 20’s and
30’s, Assistant Superinten-
dent of Police Hulan Hanna
said.

Mr Major, who is also
chief councillor in San Sal-
vador, said: “It’s sad to know
that we have people flying in
and out and they don’t have
the certification to be out
there.

“T’m saddened by what
happened, we are all broken
over it.”

However, he said the
Homecoming events will go
on as planned.

“We have come this far
and we have spoken to
someone from Nat Williams’
company and we will make
sure everything goes as
planned because knowing
him, he would have wanted it
no other way,” he said.

But Obie Pindling, leader
of the band Visage, who
arranged several months ago
to play in San Salvador this

weekend, said band mem-
bers have not yet decided
whether they will perform
this weekend as planned.

Mr Pindling said they
have all been unable to work
since losing their sound tech-
nician and friend of 15 years
Nat Williams and other col-
leagues, and he said Captain
Hanna, a pilot of 20 years,
was also a close friend of the
band.

“T haven’t been able to
work, much less play music,”
Mr Pindling said.

“You talk about getting
on a stage and entertaining
people, but when we can’t
even make ourselves happy
at this stage, how are we
going to make a crowd hap-

?

“Everybody on that plane
was related to the band in
some way or another.”

Hospital officials said the
bodies of those killed in the
crash will be released to their
families today as relatives
identified the bodies of their
loved ones at the PMH
morgue.

Cory Farquharson’s sis-
ter, Charlotte Farquharson,
described her brother as an
understanding human being
and said her grief is all the
more as she and her brother
buried their father in June.

“Anybody who knew him
knew my brother would give
the shirt on his back,” she
said.

The brother of sound
engineer Chet Johnson said:
“Words can’t explain what I
am going through right now,
I am just trying to keep up
with it and be there for his
wife and my mom.”

Cat Island MP Philip
“Brave” Davis issued a state-
ment over the massive loss
for families and the commu-
nity.

He said the pilot was his
and his wife’s personal
friend.

“His service to people of
San Salvador is unmatched
and today the people of that
island stand with his family in
this time of testing,” Mr
Davis said.

“We would also pause to
pay tribute to Devon Storr, a
focused young man who laid
the foundation of promise to
serve his country as a pilot
on the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force.

“And to Bishop Clarence
and Evangelist Barbara
Williams, we share your loss
of a promising young son,
Nat Williams.

“The Bahamas salutes all
of them today as they all
have touched our lives and
assisted in building our coun-

RBDF officers will con-
tinue to search the murky
waters of the crash site today
in hopes of finding signs of
the missing Jamaican man as
the wreckage is expected to
be hauled from the lake for
inspection in the investiga-
tion into the cause of the
crash.

Air Traffic control offi-
cials reported smoke poured
from the left engine of the
Cessna 402 as it took off on
Tuesday and the pilot
appeared to be turning back
to the runway when the
plane crashed into the near-
by lake.

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Bahamas on
course for an
‘outstanding
Civil Aviation
regime’

* Bahamas putting together
Green Paper on ‘best Civil
Aviation model for all
islands’

* But private airline chief
concerned about pace of
implementing reforms
suggested in ICAO audit
response, and says existing
regulations not always
being properly enforced

* Says Bahamian aviation
industry is ‘safe’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Minister of Tourism
and Aviation yesterday
expressed confidence that the
Bahamas would have “an out-
standing Civil Aviation”
regime if it continued down
the path it was currently on,
adding that a Green Paper on
its development was currently
being prepared.

Asked how the Govern-
ment was faring in imple-
menting the recommenda-
tions contained in the Interna-
tional Civil Aviation Organi-
sation’s (ICAO) 2009 audit of
the Bahamas’ civil aviation
safety system, and this
nation’s proposed action plan,
given that it was found to lack
more than 61 per cent of the
key safety elements required,
Vincent Vanderpool- Wallace
said the reform process was
“continuing”.

“Every day we’re moving
forward with that,” he told
Tribune Business. “We’ve
never paused. Some things are
happening in terms of putting
forward a Green Paper on the
development of Civil Aviation
in the Bahamas, so that we
have the best possible model
for all islands of the
Bahamas.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said Civil Aviation’s Flight
Standards and Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate (FSI) unit
had been “recognised as one
of the best units in the region,
so that shows what we can do
with the selection of the right
people.

SEE page 5B

Government's own
reforms ‘even more
beneficial’ to gaming
industry's progress



By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government is look-
ing to marry its own rec-
ommendations that it
believes will be “even
more beneficial” to
Bahamian casino gaming
with those proposed by the
private sector, the minister
of tourism and aviation
said yesterday, as it moves
to “enhance and hold on to
the significant competitive
advantages” this nation has
in the sector.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace confirmed to Tribune
Business that proposed
reforms to Bahamian casi-

SEE page 6B

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2010

SECTION B ¢ business@tribunemedia.net

50m monthly spend
during Baha Mar peak

Wi Major obstacle to $2.6bn Cable Beach redevelopment now removed
after $200m Scotiabank loan settled via bank equity stake
i Developer hopes Bahamian government approvals to move ‘as

expeditiously as possible’

i Ball now in Government’s court and House debate, with construction
contracts for Bahamian companies ‘ready to go’ upon completion

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Some $50 million per month
will be spent during the “peak
construction” of Baha Mar’s
$2.6 billion Cable Beach devel-
opment, Tribune Business was
told yesterday, as the develop-
er expressed hope that the
Bahamian government’s
approvals process would move
forward “as expeditiously as
possible” following resolution
of the Scotiabank syndicate’s
$200 million outstanding loan.

Baha Mar confirmed yester-
day afternoon that “all out-
standing issues” concerning the
Scotiabank-led syndicate’s loan
had been resolved via the debt-
for-equity swap first revealed
by Tribune Business, with the
banks taking an equity stake in
the $2.6 billion project, thus
removing the major obstacle to



the develop-
ment proceed-

ing.
Robert
Sands, Baha

Mar’s senior
vice-president
of external and
governmental
affairs, told Tribune Business
that neither Baha Mar, nor Sco-
tiabank, was disclosing any

ROBERT SANDS

Small business sector
is ‘close to collapsing’



MARK A. TURNQUEST

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian small busi-
ness sector is “close to col-
lapse and regressing a lot”, a
consultant to these compa-
nies warned yesterday,
telling Tribune Business
many were losing hope and
believing their “future looks
bleak”.

Describing the Bahamian
small business community
as Standing at “a cross-
roads”, due to a combina-
tion of the recession and
absence of a formal struc-
ture to support their devel-
opment, Mark A. Turn-
quest, of Mark A. Turnquest
Consulting, said he, too, was
losing confidence in the
country’s future, adding:
“’m more disappointed in
the progress of our country
than ever before.”

Warning that Bahamian-
owned businesses were in
danger of being “reduced to
a mere fraction” of where
they were in the so-called
2005 and 2006 ‘years of plen-
ty’ prior to the recession, Mr
Turnquest said there
appeared to be a general
lack of “motivation, creativ-
ity and innovation” to turn
the sector around.

And he urged the Gov-
ernment to clarify the sta-
tus of its Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment legislation, telling
this newspaper that the
absence of information on
its progress had caused some
small businesses to lose
hope that it would ever
come to fruition.

“We’re at a crossroads,
because these small busi-
nesses don’t know what type
of hope they have. They’re
becoming hopeless,” Mr

SEE page 7B

* Consultant to firms in
sector says many ‘losing
hope’ because ‘future
looks bleak’, due to
perceived lack of
support

* Warns: ‘I’m more
disappointed in the
progress of our country
than ever before’

up to 6% interest*

THE ORIGINAL rendering of the Baha Mar project.

details of the settlement,
although this newspaper had
been told that initial discussions
had revolved around the bank-
ing syndicate taking a 20 per
cent equity stake.

Given that the $2.6 billion
project is receiving some $2.45
billion in debt financing from
the China Import-Export Bank,

SEE page 9B

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Customs rejects
firm’s $50,504
duty submission

* Bonded goods sales report battle heats up
in Freeport, as government agency refuses to
accept duty payment until same is received

* Wholesaler fears new angle being sought to
detain firm’s imported trailers

* Adds that two other companies have also
had trailers detained over same issue

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A leading Freeport-based wholesaler yesterday expressed
concern that Customs was trying a new tactic to pressure it
into compliance with demands to submit a ‘bonded goods sales’
report, telling Tribune Business the Department had rejected its
September 2010 post-paid duty sales report and submission of
$50,504 worth of duties to the Public Treasury.

Christopher Lowe, Kelly’s (Freeport) operations manager,
said the company was yesterday informed by its broker that Cus-
toms had rejected its report and associated duty payment for
September until it submitted a bonded goods sales report.

Describing this as “a new approach still pushing for the same
thing”, Mr Lowe expressed concern that Customs would use this
as a new reason to detain the wholesaler’s imported trailers,
telling Tribune Business that because it had rejected Septem-
ber’s duty payment it would refuse to clear any further imports
until the funds owing were received.

Explaining the latest twist in the dispute between Kelly’s
(Freeport), Mr Lowe told Tribune Business: “Customs has

SEE page 4B

Abaco Club’s 20%
rental interest rise

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net



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nation Club property, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, is ready-
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est followed the property's addition to Marriott's widely-visited
website,

Edward Kinney, Ritz-Carlton’s vice-president of corporate
affairs and brand awareness, told Tribune Business yesterday that
despite a slow start to sales of the wholly-owned condo units and
property segments, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay was doing well
as a destination club, with its points-based membership programme
showing the same promise as its sister chain, Marriott.

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Firms must ‘ignite their uniqueness’

By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN

hat is cre-

ativity

anyway?

I've had
many people say: “I could
never do what you do." In
all likelihood, they might be
correct. But a popular mis-
conception is that creativity
happens in a flash of inspi-
ration. Just the opposite is
true. It's a way of thinking
and approaching a problem.
True creativity and original-






















vr

ity is a time-consuming
process involving imagina-
tion, a sense of curiosity and
analytical skills.

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and it’s used in reference to
everything from ‘scrap
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to teaching.

We know the value of cre-
ativity. In other words, we
associate creativity with an
‘otherness’ like it’s floating
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That means anyone can feel
creative at some time. Some
of us may be in the mood
more often, and some less.
Yet very few people are cre-
ative at all times. Creativity
involves two processes:
thinking, then producing.
For example, if you have
ideas but don't act on them,
you are imaginative but not
creative. Creativity requires
whole-brain thinking; right-
brain imagination, artistry
and intuition, plus left-brain
logic and planning.

Who are creative people?

I recently spoke to a
friend about the creative
processes and, at one point,
he said to me: “We let cre-
ative guys like you do the
design work."

"What do you mean by
that?" I asked jokingly.

"Well, you know, web
designers, graphic artists and
other.... ‘Creative’ people."

“Only creative people are
designers,” I said.

Well, creativity does not
only equal art, nor is it
reserved for web designers
(and artists, or even art in
general). Anyone can be
creative. It can be seen out-
side the design or art. For
example: Can cooking be
creative? Can food be pre-
pared or arranged on a plate
in a creative way? Can
sewing be designed in a cre-
ative way? Can dance be
choreographed in a creative
way? Can a yard be land-
scaped in a creative way?
Yes, you are absolutely
right, anyone can be cre-
ative. Creativity for a writer
is using the same recipe as
everyone else, but making
it unique somehow.

Creativity sets a
competitive
business edge

Subsequently, creativity is
one of the most effective
ways to set your company
apart from the competition.
Generating fresh solutions
to problems, and the ability
to create new products,
processes or services for a
changing market, are part of
the intellectual capital that
give a company its competi-
tive edge.

Moreover, business lead-
ers are increasingly adopt-
ing the principles of art and
design to help build creative
muscle in their organisa-
tions.

On the back of this, cre-
ativity is fostered in organi-
sational cultures that value
independent thinking, risk
taking and learning. They
are tolerant of failure and
value diversity. You don’t
anticipate your business
being a 21st century success
story if you persist in using
17th century techniques to
manage it, do you? Using
skills in critical thinking, cre-
ativity, communication, col-
laboration and innovation
are crucial for achieving suc-
cess in a global economy.

Facebook might seem
new, but really it isn’t. Ouch!
In fact, common practices
used previously offline are
now being used to facilitate
online practices today. Thus
knowledge must be diversi-
fied in order to establish cre-
ative connections between
two generally unconnected
nodes.

Take, for example, the
rise of info-graphic; (any
map, chart or diagram used
to explain or analyse an
event, object or place). Who
would have thought data
would ever be considered
art?

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Meum alia to

How does the
Creative process work?

Let’s take a closer look.
True, creativity isn't possi-
ble without sufficient time. It
is like trying to build a house
in a week when it really
requires three months.
There is little time to worry
about quality or attention to
detail.

What you end up with is a
poor foundation and a lot of
last minute painting to dress
it up. Time allows the mind
to explore different
approaches, revise and
develop them further.

Creativity is progressive
by nature, as new ideas
inspire even newer ones. As
the initial images and text
develop, minor adjustments
are made, and an expression
or design can be para-
phrased or manipulated to
have more impact for added
interest. However, a critical
part of creativity is the atten-
tion to detail. Ultimately, it
must be a strong solution to
the original problem to
become a success.

Can creativity be
learned?

A study by George Land
reveals that we are naturally
creative, and learning to be
creative is akin to learning a
sport. It requires practice to
develop the right muscles,
and a supportive environ-
ment in which to flourish.

Research has also
revealed that everyone has
creative abilities. For exam-
ple, the more training
obtained, the greater the
potential for creative out-
put. The average adult
thinks of three-six alterna-
tives for any given situation,
while the average child
thinks of 60.

This comes as a great
relief, since creativity does-
n’t come from anything,
since it is grounded in ideas
and knowledge you already
have.

Practice drawing connec-
tions between two seeming-
ly unrelated people or
objects using knowledge you
already have.

Or consider comparing an
object to a person, like your
spouse and your coffeemak-
er. That may not be a safe
comparison, but take the
time to really assess what
you know about each object
or person, as I would like to
think that creativity is often
found in the overlooked
details.

I particularly liked opera
singer Dan Klein's explana-
tion of creative work. “Cre-
ativity is the ability or
process in which someone
identifies the rules or tradi-
tions of a set paradigm, and
then goes about interpret-
ing, breaking or bending
them to bring about a new
or previously unexplored
connection,” he says.

Armed with this logic,
originality is a crucial part
of the creative equation, and
being courageous and bold
in doing something that no
one else would attempt
often speaks volumes.

Creativity has no end-
point, so for this reason,
challenge yourself to be dar-
ing and ignite your unique-
ness.

Never let the fear of strik-
ing out prevent you from
winning the game.

So until we meet again,
have fun, enjoy life and stay
on top of your game!

NB: Author welcomes feed-
back at deedee2111@hot-
mail.com

: thursday SS

UO Aan ee

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Bank opens for
Saturday banking

Bank of the Bahamas
International (BOB)
announced that starting this
Saturday, it will introduce
full-service banking hours
for that day at its Village
and Harrold Road locations
between the hours of 9:30am
and 1pm.

"We decided to open on
Saturdays to make banking
more convenient for, and
accessible to, our cus-
tomers," said Ian Thomp-
son, business manager for
retail credit. "We under-
stand the busy lifestyles of
our customers and time con-
straints that they face dur-
ing the week. Some simply
find it very difficult to get
their banking done, espe-
cially if they have school
runs and other errands to
make.

“Customers can therefore
take advantage of this addi-
tional day of banking, which
gives them the flexibility and
time they need. This is alla
part of the bank's commit-

FROM page 1B

According to Mr Kinney, the Ritz property's
equity-based luxury travel programme has shown
an uptick in Abaco, and the company is looking
forward to more interest next year, espcially as it
is the only Ritz-Carlton Desination Club in the
Caribbean region listed on the Marriott site.
Marriott's site is one of the most visited industry
sites in the world, and the most successful resort
and hotel chain.

A second Ritz-Carlton property was planned
for the Bahamas, to be constructed on Rose
Island. However, the project was shelved after the
development's main financier, Lehman Broth-
ers, toppled near the end of 2008.

ment in providing solutions
for its customers."

Bank of the Bahamas
International customers may
conduct regular banking

Abaco Club’s 20 per cent rental interest rise

—

Bank ol The Hahaanies



SATURDAY SOLUTION: Bank of the Bahamas International’s Harrold Road branch is one of two locations
that will offer full-service Saturday banking. The hours of operation are 9:30am to 1 pm, starting on Sat-
urday, October 9.

business, which includes
opening accounts, applying
for loans, credit cards or
mortgages and Money
Gram services.

ness recently that those plans could be dusted
off quite soon, as whispers of the project’s refi-
nancing float amongst those in the know. It has
been hinted also that if the project comes to
fruition the residential development segment
would be scrapped for a single hotel develop-
ment.

Rose Island remains scarred, however, where
the development began and ended, with a semi-
dug canal creating a blue, eye-like iris surround-
ed by scythed, bare limestone.

It is known, though, that construction on what
was to be the ferry dock for the project, Nassau
Harbour Club, continued despite the fall of the
financier and is close to completion, while a con-
tingent of developers related to the project
remain embeded in Nassau.

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The public is also advised that
payments can be made directly to

the Corporation's payment centres

in New Providence and the Family
Islands or at any major banking
institution (either online or over the
counter).

Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with

experience and qualifications and a suite of other benefits
including a group medical plan.

Please call

Tel.: 302-1000

for any queries

Interested persons should apply no later than October 14, 2010
to:

View your electricity account online at
www.bahamaselectricity.com

Email: hr.apply@bankbahamas.com
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FROM page 1B

rejected our duty paid sales
report for the month of Sep-
tember, which encapsulates
over $50,000 to be paid to the
Treasury, pending receipt of
our bonded sales report.

“We just found this out. At
the end of the month, we run
these post-paid duty sales
reports that go along with a
Customs entry showing, for
September, that we have col-
lected $50,504. They have
refused to receive it pending
receipt of a bonded goods sales
report. If they refuse to receive
the money, they can stop clear-
ing trailers.”

Customs’ latest approach in
an escalating battle with Kel-
ly’s (Freeport) comes after the
Government in Nassau last
week told the Department to
stop detaining the company’s
eight trailers in a bid to hold it
to ransom over the bonded
goods sales report demand.

Some six of those trailers
have now been cleared and
released by Bahamas Customs,
but the company is now fear-
ful that other means to detain

Customs rejects firm’s
50,504 duty submission

the remaining two - with two
further trailers set to arrive
imminently - are being sought.

Mr Lowe yesterday told Tri-
bune Business that Kelly’s
(Freeport) was not alone,
adding: “There are two other
companies whose trailers have
been held up pending receipt
of a bonded goods sales
report.”

Bonded goods sales is a prac-
tice whereby Freeport-based
wholesalers, such as Dolly
Madison, Kelly's (Freeport)
and Bellevue Business Depot,
are able to sell products to oth-
er GBPA licencees for use in

their respective businesses only,
without any duty being paid to
Customs/Government on their
sale.

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

Practice

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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.

Mosko’s Group of Companies include:

Mosko's United Construction Co. Ltd.

Bahamas Marine Construction Co. Ltd.

N. P. Building Supplies Ltd.

Vakis Limited.



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

A September 30, 2010, letter
sent to the Comptroller of Cus-
toms and head of Customs in
Freeport by Kelly’s (Freeport’s)
attorney, Fred Smith QC, a

Callender’s & Co attorney and
partner, called on the govern-
ment agency to withdraw its
demand for a bonded goods
sales report as contained in its
August 5, 2010, letter to the
company.

Stating that a review of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
and Customs Management Act
produced no authority for Cus-
toms to legally demand such a
report, Mr Smith wrote: “This
spontaneous demand is con-
trary to an established practice
that has existed between our
client and your Department
since 1986, whereby our client

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provided monthly duty paid
sales reports and entries to your
Department.

“Our client is a Licensee of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and has conducted
its business under the provi-
sions of its License for decades.
The importation of duty-
exempt goods by our client is
governed by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement and the law
of the Bahamas, and not at the
whim of your Department.

“Our client has contractually
and statutorily protected rights
to conduct its business as it has
been conducting it, and has a
legitimate expectation that it is
entitled to continue to conduct
its business as heretofore with-
out arbitrary interference by
your Department conjuring up
new procedures.”

And Mr Smith warned: “We
have advised our client that this
subsequent refusal by your
Department to clear the six
containers upon the basis that
our client has not supplied
‘Bonded sales in January-
August’ is unlawful. Further,
your Department’s complete
refusal to deal at all with the
other two containers is also
unlawful.

“In the premises, you are in
possession of our client’s goods
and have no lawful authority
to detain the same.

“For the avoidance of any
doubt, we hereby require you
to surrender our client’s goods,
comprising the eight contain-
ers of goods referred to above,
up to them forthwith.”

Warning that Kelly’s
(Freeport’s) business had been
placed “in jeopardy”, and that it
had already suffered financial
losses, Mr Smith demanded
that the trailers be cleared and
the necessary paperwork for
their release accepted, with no
conditions, such as a ‘bonded
good sales report’, attached.

Bahamas Public
Services Union

ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Road.

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

All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



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sins
Bahamas on course for an ‘outstanding Civil Aviation regime’

FROM page 1B

“Training has been out-
standing, the absorption of that
training has been very good, so
as long as we continue down
the path of putting the right
people in the right places, ’m
sure we will have an outstand-
ing Civil Aviation regime in the
near future.”

However, Captain Randy
Butler, head of Bahamian-
owned private airline, Sky
Bahamas, yesterday expressed
concern to Tribune Business
over whether the Bahamas was
implementing its corrective
action plan in respect of the
ICAO report, pointing out that
there appeared to be no line
items in the 2010-2011 Budget
specifically dedicated to financ-
ing the changes.

“ From what I’ve seen,
they’re still at the same place,”
he said. “They have a corrective

In the Estate of

Martin J Brown



VINCENT
VANDERPOOL-WALLACE

action plan, and for a number
of items, dates have come and
gone. For new regulations,
dates have come and gone, and
for new people, dates have
come and gone.”

Adding that he would like
the Bahamian public to be
more aware of aviation safety,
Captain Butler told Tribune
Business that Civil Aviation
“lacks the resources and man-

2

late of 54 School Street in the Town
of Westbury in the County of Nassau
in the State of New York one of the

United States

of America,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lynn P.
Holowesko of Lyford Cay in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, will
make application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas to obtain a resealed Grant of
Letters Testamentary in the above Estate
granted to Mary Ladd and Cecilia Gross
Executrices of the Estate, by the Surrogate’s
Court of the State of New York Nassau
County on the 12â„¢ day of April A.D. 2010.

Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher
Chambers

Lyford Cay

Nassau, Bahamas



power to carry out its man-
date”.

He added: “In terms of reg-
ulation, we have regulations
now that are not enforced effec-
tively. There needs to be more
enforcement of the current reg-
ulations as we have them, and
Td like to see us become more
compliant with ICAO and
international standards.”

As to the impact of Tues-
day’s tragic crash, which took
eight lives, on the Bahamian
private airline and charter sec-
tor, Captain Butler said that
while it was too early to deter-
mine the precise fall-out, some
negative consequences were
likely.

“Tt’s too early to say,” he
explained. “This morning the
passenger numbers were down
a little bit, but September and
October are slow months. It’s
too early to tell, but I imagine
we will see some impact
because people may become
fearful of flying.

Safe

“T would say aviation is safe
in the Bahamas. It doesn’t
mean that there’s an absence
of risk, but it’s safe.”

The 2009 ICAO audit, a copy
of which was obtained by Tri-
bune Business, found that the
Civil Aviation Department's
organisational structure "does
not reflect in sufficient detail
and does not clearly define the
regulatory and safety oversight
functions and responsibilities"
in a number of key areas.

It added: "Furthermore, the
Bahamas has not established a
distinct separation between the
regulatory/safety oversight enti-
ties and the service providers
in the areas of air navigation
setvices (ANS) and airports
(AGA).

"While the Flight Standards
Inspectorate (FSI) is funded by
an impress fund to cover the
cost for training, travel expens-
es and investigation of aircraft
accidents and incidents, the
Civil Aviation Department
depends entirely on State bud-
get allocations to fund its oper-
ations, and its financial
resources are not sufficient to
enable it to fulfil the state's
responsibility for safety over-
sight."

One area where the Govern-
ment moved quickly was on
reforms to the Bahamas’ air-
craft register. The ICAO report
found: "A review of the aircraft

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Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an
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Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker,
P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: Friday, October

15, 2010.



register revealed incomplete
essential information for a large
number of aircraft on the reg-
ister, and discrepancies on the
electronic register.

"In particular, neither the
actual number of aircraft regis-
tered in the Bahamas, nor the
current status of these aircraft,
can be accurately determined.
In addition, a registration mark
in use can easily be confused
with urgent signals. Further-
more, the official aircraft regis-
ter is not kept in a secure loca-
tion that provides protection
from fire and theft.”

The Bahamas' response
appears to have been swift. In
its reply to the ICAO report,
this nation acknowledged that
the findings in relation to the
aircraft registry were "critical",
and that “immediate measures
were taken to correct”.

A number of measures were
completed by the deadline of
March 30, 2009, and June 30,
2009, with further deadlines
scheduled to be met at end-
October and November 2009.
It is not known whether those
deadlines were met, but the
Bahamas said: "A complete
review of the Bahamas Aircraft
Registry has been carried out to
reliably determine the number
and status of all aircraft cur-
rently registered in the
Bahamas.

"During the review of the
aircraft registry, any aircraft
whose status could not be reli-
ably determined has been
deregistered and the owners
notified. During the aircraft
registry review, any aircraft
found to have been issued with
a registration mark that might
be confused with urgent signals
has been deregistered."

Another weakness identified
by ICAO was that the Bahamas
had not certified any of the air-
ports in this nation, leaving it in
non-compliance with Annex 14
to the Chicago Convention.

"At the time of the audit, the
Bahamas has 19 aerodromes
for international operations, 39
aerodromes for domestic oper-
ations and no heliports,” the
ICAO audit found. "Some
aerodromes are in the process
of developing an aerodrome
manual. However, the Civil
Aviation Department has so far
not yet received any aerodrome
manual for its acceptance or
approval.”

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FROM page 1B

no gaming laws and regula-
tions, which had been sub-
mitted by the Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA)
and other interested parties,
were “all in front of me
now”.

While some proposed
reforms would be “fairly
easy to adopt, others require
more consideration”, the
minister said. He added that
the Government would
study other nations that had
implemented similar
changes to their casino gam-
ing regulatory regimes, and
analyse the impact these
had, to determine what the
likely effects would be in the
Bahamas.

Telling Tribune Business
that this presented “a won-
derful opportunity” to
benchmark against other
jurisdictions and determine
what the proposed reforms’
likely impact will be, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said no
timeline had been set for
him to bring the proposals
forward to Cabinet and, sub-
sequently, take them to the
House of Assembly.

Government's own reforms ‘even more
beneficial to gaming industry's progress

“There are a number of
items that weren’t listed in
the list brought forward that
we think will have an even
bigger impact on gaming, so
they are part of the consid-
eration,” Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace told Tribune Busi-
ness.

Accepted

These, he added, had also
been generally accepted by
the industry, and the minis-
ter added: “We’re looking
at things that will be even
more beneficial, and are
working on them simultane-
ously [with the private sec-
tor’s proposals].”

Indicating that there was
no immediate urgency to
implement reforms to the
Bahamas’ casino gaming
legislation, Mr Vanderpool-

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Wallace said the Govern-
ment’s approach was to
adopt a comprehensive
amendment package that
could all be introduced at
the same time.
Acknowledging that the
casino gaming industry’s
importance to the Bahamian
tourism industry and wider



economy was significant, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said:
“It has always been an
important product of some
parts of the Bahamas. The
other consideration is to
what extent do we have it
proliferate throughout the
Bahamas, but certainly in
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great value and importance
to us, and want to enhance
it.”

Describing reforms of the
Bahamas’ antiquated gam-
ing laws as “very impor-
tant”, Robert Sands, the
BHA’s president, had told
Tribune Business yesterday:
“There are some far-reach-
ing reforms that the Casino
Committee of the BHA has
submitted to the Minister
for his review. We had a
detailed listing that we sub-
mitted to the Government
of the Bahamas, and have
been assured they have tak-
en them all into considera-
tion.”

Content

Asked about the content
of the BHA’s reform rec-
ommendations, Mr Sands
said: “It has a lot to do with
regulatory issues, it has a lot
to do with competitiveness,
it has a lot to do with mar-
keting issues, and a lot to do
with opening the parame-
ters in terms of eligibility [to
gamble] going forward.”

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

“The Bahamas could have
avery significant advantage,
and that’s called proximity,”
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-

ness. “We have not been
able to parlay that into suc-
cess, 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 consolidating our posi-
tion. We have to be market
driven and go on the
demand of what customers
want.”

Casino operators, chiefly
Kerzner International and
Baha Mar, have been press-
ing for gaming law reform
for some time. George
Markantonis, Kerzner Inter-
national (Bahamas) presi-
dent and managing director,
underscored 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 competi-
tion 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 offering".

The rapid expansion of
casino and gaming facilities
in many US states, especial-
ly 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".

"We have to stay compet-
itive," 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
Bahamian casino staff to
multi-task and deal several
games at once, rather than
being restricted to the one
game as they are currently.

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a written and signed statement of the facts within
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2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and
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FROM page 1B

Turnquest told Tribune
Business. “They’re ques-
tioning the Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment Act’s significance,
asking: ‘How can govern-
ment not bring it to us yet?’
They’re taking too long.”
Both Zhivargo Laing,
minister of state for finance,
and Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president,
Khaalis Rolle, told Tribune
Business earlier this week
that the Government was
working with the private
sector to effectively devel-
op a ‘joint venture’ piece of

legislation that would “mar-
ry” both sides’ initiatives to
assist small business devel-
opment in this nation.
Acknowledging that he
was not intimately involved
with the legislation’s devel-
opment, Mr Turnquest
urged Mr Laing to clarify

NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF

ST. MICHEL SPORTSWEAR LTD.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES
ACT 1992

NOTICE

Take notice that pursuant to the

provisions of Section 249 (2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of St. Michel Sportswear Ltd. (In Voluntary
Liquidation) will be held at the offices of the
Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
Charlotte Street South, New Providence, on the
8" day of November A.D., 2010, at 10 o’clock
in the forenoon.

And take further notice that the
purpose of the said Meeting is to have laid
before the Members of the Company the
Final Statements of the Liquidation showing
the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
of the company disposed of, the debts and
obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, accounts, papers and documents of
the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.

A member entitled to attend the above
meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
instead of him or her. A proxy need not be a
member of the Company.

Dated this 28" day of September A.D.,
2010.

GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
Liquidator
St. Michel Sportswear Ltd.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
Gresham House
PO. Box N-10144
Nassau, Bahamas





the proposed Act’s status,
and added: “Right now, it’s
so confusing, because the
small business owners are
not motivated.

“The banks are not lend-
ing money, the Government
is not riding to their support,
no innovation is taking
place. Small businesses were
optimistic about the Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act earlier
this year, but right now
they’re not highly motivated
about that because they’ve
seen no [progress].

Bleak

“Right now, the future
looks bleak. ’m more dis-
appointed in the progress of
our country than ever
before. Last year, I said:
“Turn the leaf and see what’s
going on.’..... But right now,
I'm not personally confident
in our future. Where are the
processes, actions, practical
solutions?”

Hence the need, accord-
ing to Mr Turnquest, for the
Government to outline its
plans for the proposed leg-
islation and Bahamian small
business development going
forward.

Pointing out that there
had been no real discussion
about how Bahamian small
businesses and the wider
economy would benefit
from exploiting trade agree-
ments such as the Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) and the World Trade
Organisation (WTO), Mr
Turnquest said: “Right now,
we're in a worse position
and close to collapsing as a
small business sector.

“We will end up having a
bunch of a few big business-
es, but when it comes to
small businesses, we’re
regressing a lot. There’s a
lack of opportunity when it
comes to financing, and a
lack of structure. No one is
saying this is how we are
proactively going to develop
a small business community
together.”

Criticising the Govern-
ment and leading private
sector institutions for previ-
ously failing to act ‘in sync’
when it came to Bahamian
small business development,
Mr Turnquest said that fail-

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ing to get it right in this area,
and both increase employ-
ment and deepen Bahami-
an economic ownership,
would have negative conse-
quences for this society.

“It’s quite obvious that if
we keep on doing this,
there’s going to be an
increase in crime, decrease
in our GDP, a decrease in
our well-being and, of
course, we’re going to be
reduced to a mere fraction
of what we were in 2005,
2006 and 2007,” he said.

“We have to get back to
those years of 2005, 2006
and 2007. That is our objec-
tive we should be aiming at.
I know we might not get
back to those levels, but we
need to use innovation and
creativity to get there. We
are moving backwards as a
nation right now.”

Urging the Government
not to impede foreign direct
investment in Bahamian
small business sectors, Mr
Turnquest told Tribune
Business that the Bahamas
was “presently almost the
only country in the
Caribbean without a Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act”.

Pointing out that Jamaica
had such legislation since
1974, he added: “All we are
doing is putting a strangle-
hold on our growth and
development. I can’t tell you
what will happen next year,
because based on my analy-
sis I see us moving back-
wards completely compared
to last year. We rely too
heavily on tourism.”

In an article previously
published in Tribune Busi-
ness, Mr Turnquest said
Bahamian small and medi-
um-sized businesses were
failing at the rate of five per

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 7B
Small business sector
is ‘close to collapsing’

week, while its contribution
to the overall economy had
shrunk by two percentage
points over the past three
years to just 3 per cent.
Also calling for a plan to
encourage 80,000 Bahami-
ans to return to the Family
Islands, enticed by successful
business development in
those locations, Mr Turn-
quest said: "All stakehold-

ers that cater to SMEs need
to do more if our country
wants to diversify our econ-
omy, reduce our national
debt and increase our GDP.

"Conversely, the only way
that our economy is going
to grow is to reduce bor-
rowing, focus more on SME
development and increase
the country's production lev-
els via new entrepreneurial
(innovation, manufacturing,
commerce etc) activities.

"Stakeholders who focus
on small business develop-
ment have been unsuccess-
ful in creating
strategies/policies on how to
mitigate the negative impact
of the recession with regards
to small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) in the
Bahamas."

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presently facing the Bank, the Bahamas Development Bank
is appealing to all delinquent clients and those clients for

whom the Bank is presently holding judgment.

Delinquent Clients

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banking hours of 9:30am - 4:30pm in an effort to work out
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outstanding amounts.

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$50m monthly spend during Baha Mar peak

FROM page 1B

this implies that the initial equi-
ty will be worth $145 million,
indicating the banking syndi-
cate’s stake would be worth $29
million. Those values, though,
are likely to be different in the
final outcome.

“The important issue for us is
that now, hopefully, since the
Scotiabank settlement is in
place, the [Bahamian govern-
ment] approvals process will
take place,” Mr Sands said,
indicating that Baha Mar was
now awaiting Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham making good
on his commitment to move the
House of Assembly debate and
other approvals through to a
successful conclusion.

Adding that the developer
wanted to “begin the Baha Mar
project without further delay”,
Mr Sands said it had already
submitted all relevant docu-
mentation to the Government
via the Bahamas Investment
Authority.

The major remaining obsta-
cles are the House of Assembly
debate on the 8,000-plus Chi-
nese work permits, the 265-acre
land transfers (freehold and
leasehold) that Baha Mar’s Chi-
nese partners are insisting upon
as a condition to consummate
their alliance, and the 49 con-
ditions precedent that Baha
Mar has to fulfill with the Gov-
ernment.

“We have done what we
think we can do at this time,
and now await the approval
process outlined by the Gov-
ernment,” Mr Sands said. “As
far as we are concerned, our
Chinese partners understand
that the land transfers take
place at certain time spots, and
that is all part of the approval
process of the Government of
the Bahamas.

“If I had to sum it up in a
couple of words, we’d like to
see these approvals done as
expeditiously as possible.”

Mr Sands said that while Mr
Izmirlian was “excited to have
reached this point, he will be
even happier when we put
shovels in the ground” and
realise his vision for Baha Mar
and the Cable Beach strip, in
addition to “creating the sig-
nificant economic impact that
will accrue”.

Baha Mar again reiterated
that its project would create
11,000 Bahamian jobs once it
became fully operational, in

addition to injecting $1 billion
into the economy during that
first year of operations, while
bringing 430,000 additional vis-
itors to the Bahamas.

That economic impact is a
little while off, but Mr Sands
said the developer was “ready
to go” on issuing the contracts
to Bahamian contractors for the
$100 million-plus construction
of the new Commercial Village,
Straw Market and West Bay
Street re-routing once all
Bahamian government
approvals were in.

“Certainly, with the phasing
of construction and the first
phase Commercial Village and
roadworks, you can be assured
there will be significant impact
inputted into the national econ-
omy from the day we start this
project,” Mr Sands said.

Peak

“At the peak of construction,
we will be spending $50 million
a month, which is a huge
amount of expenditure. Cer-
tainly, the impact that we have
always outlined from day one
will become a reality. There will
be significant inflows of capi-
tal during peak construction.”

The Scotiabank settlement,
on the face of it, is something of
a triumph for Baha Mar and its
chairman/chief executive,
Sarkis Izmirlian, whose tough
negotiating stance seems to
have prevailed in forcing a con-
servative lender to take an
equity stake rather than send
in the receivers/administrators
to regain its loan.

In truth, though, Scotiabank
probably had little option, giv-
en that none of its choices were
attractive. Receivership would
have saddled it with two loss-
making properties, and it would
have incurred significant multi-
million additional costs to keep
the hotels running and lay-off
staff, with little prospect of
recovering the $200 million
amount from a new buyer.

In his statement yesterday,
Mr Izmirlian said Baha Mar
had all the necessary financing
in place to construct the pro-
ject, with a start slated for later
this year. A Letter of Intent
had been signed with Rose-
wood Hotels & Resorts to man-
age the 200-room luxury resort,
and other resort brands were
set to be unveiled shortly.

Mr Izmirlian said: ““We and
the Scotiabank-led syndicate
have worked very hard over

these past several weeks to
reach a settlement that serves
the best interests of all parties,
and should also benefit the
Bahamas.

“T want to thank the Scotia-
bank-led syndicate for their
continued support of Baha
Mar. In reaching this settle-
ment, both sides accommodat-
ed each other, with the ultimate
goal of fully repaying the
lenders for their outstanding
loan. The settlement, which
includes the syndicate now
becoming an equity participant
in the Baha Mar project,
demonstrates Scotiabank and
its other partners’ confidence
in the project, and its econom-
ic potential for the Bahamas.

“With this agreement in
place, we are hopeful that the
Government of the Bahamas
will move expeditiously to pro-
vide the necessary approvals -
as they recently said they would
- so that we can commence this
project, which holds such sig-
nificant economic and job ben-
efits for the Bahamas, and
which will transform the
Bahamas into one of the pre-
mier global resort destinations.”

In the debt-for-equity swap
talks, Baha Mar/the Izmirlians
had initially offered to pay $75
million in cash to Scotiabank
as an upfront, part-payment of
the loan, with the remaining
debt - around $130 million - to
be converted into an equity
stake that the bank would hold
in the Cable Beach redevelop-
ment.

However, Scotiabank was
said to be seeking a greater
upfront cash payment worth
$110 million, sources told Tri-
bune Business, putting the two
sides some $35 million apart.

Scotiabank wants a greater
portion of the debt, estimated
to be around $205 million, paid
in cash, due to the fact that as a
conservative lender it will have
to write down the value of the
equity stake (loan) on its bal-
ance sheet, and is taking a gam-
ble that Baha Mar and its Chi-
nese partners will be able to
deliver the $2.6 billion project
and profitable returns on it. The
bank, ultimately, has to protect
its own interests through adher-
ing to prudential banking
norms, plus those of its deposi-
tors and the wider Bahamian
banking system, given the sum
extended to Baha Mar.

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Stocks dip, Treasury yields

STEPHEN BERNARD,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Stocks dipped Wednesday
after a disappointing report on
the jobs market renewed con-
cern about the economy. Trea-
sury yields sank to new lows as
investors sought safety and
anticipated more stimulus mea-
sures from the Federal Reserve.

Payroll company ADP said
private employers cut jobs in
September for the first time in
seven months. Investors are
seeing a silver lining in the
news, however, hoping that it
could help push the Federal
Reserve to take more action to
get the U.S. economy going
next month, including stepping
up its purchases of bonds.

"It's just a matter of when
and how much," Christian Hvi-
id, chief market strategist at
Genworth Financial Asset
Management, said of the Fed's
likely plans to buy bonds. "The
motivation is to Keep (interest)
rates low."

Gold reached another high
and the dollar slumped further
against other currencies on
anticipation that U.S. interest
rates could head even lower if
the Fed moves aggressively to
buy bonds and take other mea-
sures to encourage borrowing.

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 21 points in after-
noon trading. The yield on the
two-year Treasury note
touched a record low 0.38 per-
cent, and the yield on the 10-
year note fell to 2.37 percent, its
lowest level since January 2009
when the country was mired in
a recession. More weak eco-
nomic data in the coming
weeks, including any disap-
pointment from Friday's key
Labor Department report on
employment, could provide fur-
ther incentive for Fed action.

The Dow fell 21.53, or 0.2
percent, to 10,922.81. The Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index fell
5.02, or 0.4 percent, to 1,155.73,
while the Nasdaq composite
index fell 27.00, or 1 percent,
to 2,372.83. About four stocks
fell for every three that rose on
the New York Stock Exchange



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TRADING PLACE: In this Sept. 21, 2010, photo trading continues
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where volume came to 454 mil-
lion shares. In corporate news,
Johnson & Johnson agreed to
buy Dutch biotechnology com-
pany Crucell NV for about
$2.41 billion. Johnson & John-
son first announced it was plan-
ning an offer last month. John-
son & Johnson shares rose 9
cents to $62.89. Costco Whole-
sale Corp.'s shares dipped after
its quarterly revenue fell short
of analysts’ expectations. They
fell 43 cents to $64.23.

"Today's numbers suggest
(Friday's report) probably
won't improve at all," said
Mark Luschini, chief market
strategist at Janney Mont-
gomery Scott. Luschini said a
bad jobs report from the gov-
ernment Friday would
"increase odds the Fed is more
forthcoming and aggressive" in
trying to stimulate the econo-
my.

Japan announced similar

bond-buying measures Tuesday
when it also cut a key interest
rate to near zero.

The USS. central bank long
ago set interest rates at near
zero, leaving it few other
options but to buy Treasurys
to further drive interest rates
lower. If the Fed continues to
push interest rates down it
could make investing in stocks
and other kinds of riskier assets
more appealing by comparison.
Private hiring has been slow to
pick up as the economy remains
sluggish. ADP said private
employers cut 39,000 jobs last
month.

The ADP report usually
below comes in below the gov-
ernment's measure of total pri-
vate payrolls. So far this year,
the average difference has been
about 75,000. That means Fri-
day's report could show a net
increase in private hiring. But
the ADP figure does suggest
that current forecasts for a gain
of about 75,000 private sector
jobs could be too high.

Gold prices touched another
record high as investors shied
away from the dollar, whose
value is hurt if the Fed buys
more bonds. Gold rose as high
as $1,351.00 an ounce before
pulling back to $1,346.80 an
ounce. European indexes ini-
tially dipped after Ireland's
credit rating was slashed, but
bounced back. Britain's FTSE
100 rose 0.8 percent, Germany's
DAX index gained 0.9 percent,
and France's CAC-40 rose 0.9
percent.

Japan's Nikkei stock average
jumped 1.8 percent.

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

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Pharmacy Council 1s seeking proposals from interested qualified firms or chartered
accountants to provide services relative to the auditing of the financial operations of the Council

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

The Tender Document may be collected on Monday 4" October, 2010 through Friday 15"
October, 2010 between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm from:

The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Johnathan Forbes Building
Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tender proposal submission should be in a sealed envelope marked PROPOSAL: AUDITOR
FOR THE BAHAMAS PHARMACY COUNCIL and delivered to:
The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council
Johnathan Forbes Building
Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tender submissions will be accepted no later than 5 pm Friday 22° October, 2010.

Tenderers are invited to attend the Tender opening at 4:30 pm Thursday 28" October, 2010.

Signed:
Ms. Shelly Collymore
Registrar
Bahamas Pharmacy Council

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JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

The risk of a destabilizing
bout of deflation has grown
as the United States and oth-
er countries struggle with
weak economic recoveries
and lingering financial prob-

lems. That assessment, con-
tained in a new International
Monetary Fund report
released Wednesday, comes
as the Federal Reserve gears
up to pump more money into
the U.S. economy to strength-
en the recovery and prevent
any deflationary forces from
taking hold. Japan flooded its

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any person who knows any reason why registration/
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twenty-eight days from the 7‘ day

of October,

2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and

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(in Voluntary Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES
ACT 1992

NOTICE

Take notice that pursuant to the
provisions of Section 249 (2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of Four Seasons Holdings Ltd. (In Voluntary
Liquidation) will be held at the offices of the
Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
Charlotte Street South, New Providence, on
the 8" day of November A.D., 2010, at 10:30
o’clock in the forenoon.

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before the Members of the Company the
Final Statements of the Liquidation showing
the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
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obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
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the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.

A member entitled to attend the above
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IMF sees higher deflation
risk; Fed mulls more aid

stagnant economy with mon-
ey Tuesday in a bid to fight
deflation.

Deflation is a widespread
drop in prices of goods and
services, in the value of homes
and stocks, and in wages. It
crimps spending by people
and businesses and makes it
harder for them to pay down
debts. All that hurts the econ-
omy.

"Deflation risks have
recently risen again to a high
level, although they remain
below the peaks reached one
year ago,” the IMF said.

Central banks like the Fed
"should be the first line of
defense" in combating defla-
tion, the IMF said.

Bonds

The Fed, the Bank of Japan
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countries have sliced key
interest rates close to zero.
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bolster the economy. Such an
effort, called quantitative eas-
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TRIBUNE SPORTS



LeBron’s Heat odyssey begins

with win over the Pistons

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — There was
a moment, in a nearly empty
gym a couple of hours before
tip-off of a Miami Heat pre-
season opener like no other,
when Dwyane Wade looked
around and couldn't believe
his eyes.

Nearby, LeBron James.
Over there, Chris Bosh. What
they talked about for years
was truly real. "I was just like,
"Wow — these are my team-
mates,'" Wade said. "It feels
good to have guys that have
the capability that these guys
have."

And that capability has
already been proven. When
Wade went down with a bad
hamstring not even halfway
through the first quarter,
James and Bosh gave the
Heat all they needed and
more — combining for 38
points as the Heat easily beat
the Detroit Pistons 105-89 in
the preseason opener for both
teams Tuesday night.

Wade played just 3 min-
utes, 17 seconds. His right
hamstring had been sore for a
few days, and something went
wrong while he was trying to
guard Detroit's Richard
Hamilton. The Heat called it
a strain, coach Erik Spoelstra
called it a tweak, Wade
described it as a pull.

No matter: Wade will like-
ly miss 1-2 weeks, but expects
to be back in plenty of time
for the October 26 regular
season opener in Boston.

"T think Miami's seen me
play for a long time," Wade
said. "And they'll get a lot of
time to see the 'Big 3,' as they
say."

Bosh had 20 points on 8-
for-13 shooting. James, the
NBA's two-time reigning
MVP who took his champi-
onship pursuit from Cleve-

land to Miami this summer,
added 18, and the Heat
weren't challenged after run-
ning out to a 20-point lead by
halftime.

Udonis Haslem added 14
points and 13 rebounds for
the Heat. Ben Gordon led
Detroit with 17 points.

"T don't really think they
played that great," Gordon
said. "Obviously, we didn't
play that well, either."

The Heat gave themselves
considerably higher marks
than Gordon offered.

"Tt was something I've wait-

ed for all summer," James
said. "To be able to be back
on the court, it was great. The
reception from the fans was
awesome and it was great we
were able to give them the
same energy that they gave
us."
By the final buzzer, most
of the crowd was long gone.
Most came to see the opening
moments of this trio's time
together, and the fanfare was
the sort simply not seen at
most preseason games.

James walked from the
bench moments before tip-off
with the traditional stoic look.
He filled his hands with rosin
powder, threw it into the air
to create a white cloud, then
clapped his hands three times.

Same as always. Just totally
different.

"The season,” James said,
"is back."

And when Wade left,
James just took over.

He put much of his reper-
toire on display in the early
going: no-look passes, drives
to the rim, 3-pointers, even
playing some point guard in
the first quarter. It wasn't
always perfect — he airballed
one try from beyond the arc
and failed to see a wide-open
Bosh under the basket on
another possession.

At times, it was downright





HANGING: Heat forward LeBron James dunks as Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva looks on during the
first quarter during a preseason NBA game in Miami on Tuesday.

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Bosh, he set up his new team-
mate for a dunk that left the
former Toronto forward
screaming with delight. And
with 4.7 seconds left in the
first quarter, James ran off a
Haslem pick, then spun
before going down the lane
for a two-handed dunk —
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"IT think everyone's been
waiting to see us, to see what
we've been doing in practice
and bringing it into a game
setting,” James said.

James had 12 points in the
first 12 minutes, either scoring
or assisting on eight of
Miami's first 11 field goals.
He returned to the game with
5:03 left in the half to a rau-

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cous ovation, set up a 3-point-
et by Mario Chalmers with a
wraparound behind-the-back
pass, and went into intermis-
sion with 14 points on 7-of-
15 shooting.

Miami led 58-38 at the
break, holding Detroit to 39
percent shooting. James and
Bosh both played late into the
third quarter, before Spoel-
stra declared their nights com-

Wale: Ley
Still sore, ant
he will travel

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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane
Wade's right hamstring
remains sore, and the Miami
Heat star guard says he's
undergoing a lengthy round
of treatments to try and get
back on the court as soon as
possible.

Wade pulled the hamstring
3:17 into the Heat preseason
opener against Detroit on
Tuesday night and did not
return. He expects to miss up
to two weeks, although no
timetable for a return has
been formally announced.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
said he anticipates that Wade
will need an MRI to deter-
mine the severity of the strain.
Wade says no further tests are
scheduled, just treatment.

Wade will travel with the
Heat for preseason games at
Kansas City (against Okla-
homa City) and San Antonio
this weekend, but will not

play.

plete.

"There's some encouraging
things to come from this
game,” Spoelstra said. "The
No. 1 thing was our guys
wanted to play in front of the
home fans. You could tell
with their energy. It's been a
long week of hitting each oth-
er and not seeing any other
competition.”

Bosh knew Tuesday was a
big deal when his father insist-
ed on coming to the game.

"He was that excited about
it,” Bosh said. "He was ready
to see us take the court for
the first time. Just this fact
that he was super-excited
about it, that let me know
kind of how everybody else
is going to be. And if that’s
how everybody is, it makes it
alot more fun to play.”

Wall leads Wizards past
Mavs in preseason debut

DALLAS (AP) — The
Washington Wizards are now
John Wall's team. So says
Gilbert Arenas.

"He's going to be great,"
Arenas said. "He has a knack
for finding people and getting
to the basket. ... He's Batman,
I'm Robin."

Wall had 21 points and nine
assists, Lester Hudson hit the
go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.5
seconds remaining, and the
Wizards held on to beat the
Dallas Mavericks 97-94 on
Tuesday night in the presea-
son opener for both teams.

Wall, the former Kentucky
point guard who was the No.
1 pick in the draft, displayed
speed and passing skills, offer-
ing hope he can help the Wiz-
ards improve on last season's
26-56 record.

"Overall, John kind of led
us,” Washington coach Flip
Saunders said. "He's got
unbelievable speed, makes
good decisions, ends up with
nine assists and only two
turnovers."

At the morning
shootaround, Saunders pre-
dicted Wall would be involved
in "three or four” spectacu-
lar plays, and Wall didn't dis-
appoint.

"Thad a couple," said Wall,
whose ability to penetrate
earned him 11 trips to the foul



DRIVER: Wizards point guard
John Wall drives against the
Mavericks in the first half of a
NBA preseason game Tuesday
in Dallas.

(AP Photo)

line, converting nine. "But the
most important thing was to

get the jitters out of the way. I
had a lot of assists and was
able to get to the free throw
line."

Arenas started alongside
Wall in the backcourt and
scored 12 points in 26 min-
utes after being limited in
training camp by a sprained
right ankle. The Wizards’
most effective lineup was a
three-guard set with Wall,
Arenas and Kirk Hinrich.

Andray Blatche led the
Wizards with 22 points. Jason
Terry scored 15 points and
Dirk Nowitzki 11 for the
Mavericks.

Washington led 94-80 with
5:01 left, but Dallas' reserves
went on a 14-0 run, capped
by Dominique Jones’ 19-foot-
er with 16 seconds left to tie it
at 94.

The Wizards held the ball
for a late shot and Hudson
swished his 3-pointer from the
top of the key to put Wash-
ington ahead. Adam
Haluska's desperation 3-
pointer fell short at the buzzer
for Dallas.

Josh Howard, traded by the
Mavericks to the Wizards in
February in a deal that
brought Caron Butler, Bren-
dan Haywood and DeShawn
Stevenson to Dallas, is recov-
ering from knee surgery and
did not play.

Hield’s quickest
international victory

FROM page 15

was a tremendous display of
talent," Knowles said.

"We're here on a mission
and that mission is to end this
year with two gold medals in
boxing. With this perfor-
mance here tonight and
watching the other perfor-
mances, I feel like he has what
it takes to come out of his
division as the gold medal-
list."

Coming into the games
having won a medal in his last
three international events,

Knowles will be boxing in his
first match in the light wel-
terweight division tonight
against Chimwemwe
Chiotcha of Malawi. A win
and Knowles would advance
to the quarterfinal on Sunday
for a shot at another medal.

"Just sitting here and
watching the fight, I've got-
ten a sting. I’m just waiting,
but I want to get over my first
fight too," he said. "It has giv-
en me the momentum to go
out there and compete. I just
can't wait to get started,” said
Knowles.



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ITs That
Fam Fest
Time again!

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

officially kick off on Friday, October 8 at Clifton
Park starting at 7pm.

FAM FEST is also apart of the Carifringe Festival that is
schedule for October 1-11. Carifringe is an annual ten day region-
al arts and culture festival that has been designed to feature a
re ction of Bahamian and Caribbean arts.

According to Matthew Kelly, Festival Coordinator/ BAC
Executive: " Carifringe initially approached FAM FEST about
participating in the inaugural CariFringe because of their proven
track record of providing high quality events. We'd known that
FAM's producers have a great appreciation for collaborating and
fostering a cross-pollination of ideas and they have really under-
stood the value and vision of the festival.”

"In the final line-up they provide a strong music component
that anchors the festival's second weekend and br
talented artists to the stage all in a free event," he said.

Reuben Heights, president of FAM Entertainment sat down
with Tribune Religion and said the FAM festival is going on its fif-
teenth year. "It is basically a family free event for them to come
together and enjoy international and local Entertainment," he
said.

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RELIGION

Fam Fest

FROM page 21

He explained that the fest is also about
reaching the younger people and trying to
help change their mentality.

Performers at the FAM FEST Concert
features special guests such as Papa San,
Marvin Winans Jr And Sherwin Gardner,
as well as local artists; Christian Massive,
Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx and many more.

“ On Saturday, we are looking to target
the entire family with fun activities such
as face paintings, rides and characters
roaming around such as Alvin and the
Chipmunks," he said.

Tribune understand that the concert is
set to close off on Saturday with the
FEST" praise concert, featuring Simeon
Outten a singer from Grand Bahama and
Prophet Lawrence Rolle. He says," A big
list of choirs and liturgical dance groups
will be performing as well.”

Going further, the FAM FEST Concert
was inspired by Mark Cartwright,
founder and organiser of FAM
Entertainment.

While they are all up for a good time
Mr Heights said the main reason for the
FAM FEST event is to promote aware-
ness for young people while bringing fam-
ilies out to have a good time together.

Mr Heights added: " We just want peo-
ple to come out and enjoy themselves, it
is a safe environment for all."

There will also be about twenty to
twenty five tents on the grounds, serving
all Bahamian dishes and treats such as
guava duff, conch salad and much more.

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nother tragedy has struck.

We have lost loved ones ina

plane crash. It is as if the
whole country is truly related as
we mourn together with and for
the relatives known to us and
those who are strangers, but our
compatriots.

The prayers began as the news reports
came in. I heard it in a store from a gen-
tleman on his cell phone in conversation
with his wife who lives near the lake.
Word truly spread like wildfire and the
prayers did likewise.

What can we learn from the experience
of sudden death? How can we prepare
for the unexpected? Where do we find
strength in time of distress?

Add to this list your own personal
reflections:

1. TRY to leave home with a loving
good-bye for everyone

2. PRAY for healing from past hurts
3. TRY to forgive yourself and others



anes

TRAGEDY: Wreckage of the chartered plane that
crashed in Lake Kilarney yesterday. It’s important
to find strength in God and each other when deal-
ing with a sudden death.



4. LIVE each day to God's glory as if it were
your last (it may very well be)

5. KNOW your faith position on death

6. KNOW your faith position on life

after death

7. MEMORISE some Scriptures that are like
light in the darkness

8. HAVE some praying friends to stay at the
foot of your cross

9. REMEMBER alcohol and drugs add to
the problem

10. RALLY together as a family- this is no

time for civil war

11. MONEY spent on a funeral is good, but
spend more on the education of the
deceased person’s children.

12. STEP up to the plate as a big brother or
sister when a parent is lost.

13. YOU may have defined roles but also
“cross train”

14. ALL human beings will die unless the
Lord returns first, but God will never leave us.
15. WE are still safer in a plane than in a car

16. LEARN to pray today

17. LIFE insurance and a will are about
your survivors not you

18. TRY to live at peace with all persons
19. WORK to please the Lord

20. FOR a Christian, death is but the door
way to an even better life

We are one: one people, one nation in
mourning. Let us love one another as a
tribute to them.



No Deal!

MATTHEW 4:5 Then the devil taketh
him up into the holy city, and setteth him
on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee:
and in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.7Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt the
Lord thy God."

We live in a time when all sorts of neg-
ative things are happening. All of it is sin,
the devil has deceived us into thinking
that we can take things that God says are
wrong and make them right or accepted.
A reckoning day is coming when we have
to answer for our actions.

We play pat-a-cake with the devil and



ALLISON
MILLER

he is tearing apart our homes and mar-
riages. He's reaping havoc on our jobs, in
the lives of our children and taking our
society by storm. We have moved over
and let him have his way to do whatever
he wants to do in our lives.

That has to stop. A line must be drawn
somewhere when we say, “Enough is
enough." Why do we wait so long before
we take action against the wiles of the
devil? Do you actually think that he cares
about any one of us? His job is to kill,
steal and destroy, the Bible tells us and
that's exactly what he is doing.

He has a lifetime plan on how he is
going to cause hell in our lives. The amaz-
ing thing is we don't use the tools that

God gave us to fight him with. Then we
lose heart in the middle of the fighting.
All of us can attest to the fact that he
never gives up.

Like we always say: "When it isn’t one
thing it's the next." As long as you live,
you cannot get tired of fighting. That is
because we are in a battle for our lives.
However, it's a fixed fight and we won
when Jesus Christ died on Calvary's
Cross. It's the follow up that we are not
doing well with. We have to maintain
faith by reading our Bibles, praying with-
out ceasing, fasting, forgiving people and
ourselves and worshipping God in spirit
and in truth. We cannot let this life over-
come us.

The word of God says, "For all that is in
the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world."
(1st John 2:16) We don't need anything
that the devil offers us. God is the way,
the truth, and the light. His way is the
only one the matters or should take prior-
ity in our lives. We have to be come just

like Jesus in the fact that when the devil
came to tempt Jesus, He overcame
because he wanted nothing of this world.
That's not to say that we shouldn't have
land, houses, car and or money. It's to say
that they should not be the only thing that
we want in this life. We should desire God
and the things of God, it will pay off in the
end.

I think we do a disservice to ourselves
when we only seek after things in life.
The Bible tells us that above all God
wishes that we be in good health and
prosper even as our soul prospers. We
cannot afford to be lured by the devil with
things that he presents before us. I think
that it is a blessing that God provides a
way of escape from the devil and his
temptations. He knows what weaknesses
and uses those things against us are.
Nevertheless, we have the tools to resist
the devil. I think that it is imperative at
times that we refuse the devil at all times.
Let's do what Jesus did and use the word
of against him at all times, it is the great-
est weapon that we have. Amen!



PG 24 © Thursday, October 7, 2010

RELIGION

The Tribune

Three American gospel artists
nominated for 2010 Marlin Award.

rammy Award winners Be Be
(Ss Ce Ce Winans have been

nominated for their first
Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin
Award. The platinum selling Gospel
R and B duo who recently reunited
after a 15 year hiatus to record and
release their latest CD “Still”, have
been nominated in the category of
International Caribbean Recording
of the Year for their reggae infused
single “He Can Handle It”.

The single was written by Be Be Winans
and produced by Tony “CD” Kelly who also
lends a western Indian flavor to the track
with a DJ Chant. The album “Still” reached
the number 1 position on the Billboard
Christian and Gospel combined charts, no2
on the Rand B/Hip-Hop album charts and
number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 album
chart.

Praise and Worship recording artist and
multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award
winner Israel Houghton is also nominated
this year in the International Caribbean
Recording of the Year category for his single
“Surely Goodness.” The track which fea-

. FIFTH
& ANGLICAN
maa DIOCESAN
= TRACK AND
= FIELD CLASSIC

THE youth of the Anglican
Diocese will have another
opportunity to participate in
Track and Field with their
churches as the fifth
Anglican Diocesan Track and
Field Classic is to be held at
the Thomas A. Robinson
Stadium on the 15 — 16 of
October. On Saturday
October 16 there will be the
Track and Field games at the
stadium beginning from 9
am to 6 pm.

tures Jamaican female reggae sensation and
multiple Marlin Award winner Chevelle
Franklin is featured on Israel's Integrity
Music release “The Power of One”.
Houghton serves as worship leader at
Lakewood Church where Joel Osteen serves
as senior pastor. Israel's latest Integrity
Music/Columbia Records album “Love
God. Love People” was released on August
31 and has become the number one selling
album on the Top Gospel, Top Christian and
Praise and Worship charts.

CAJO Records recording artist Canton
Jones also received his first Marlin Award
nomination this year for his vocal contribu-
tion on the track “My Hood to Your Hood”,
a collaboration with Bahamian reggae artist
Monty G. The single is nominated for
“Reggae Hip-Hop Recording of the Year”.
This is not the first single that the duo has
worked on together. Last year they wrote and
produced the track “Top Model” for the Tyra
Banks hit TV Show “America's Top Model”.
Canton has just released his latest album
“Kingdom Business Part 3” and has also been
nominated for a Grammy & Stellar Award
and has also won three Gospel Choice
Awards.

Winners will be announced during the 2010

Israel Houghton Canton Jones

Marlin Awards scheduled for Saturday
October 30 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Marlin
Awards will be held at the Diplomat Center
and is designed to honour outstanding
achievement in Caribbean Gospel Music.
There are more than 200 artists participating
representing 15 countries including Africa,
Bahamas, Canada, Guyana, Hawaii, Jamaica,
Trinidad & Tobago, Tortola BVI, St Croix
USVI, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, St
Thomas USVI, St Vincent and the
Grenadines and the United States.





Be Be and Ce Ce Winans

The Marlin Awards will serve as the final
event during Marlin Weekend 2010 which
will be held from October 28-30. The three
day weekend will feature Marlin Summit,
Marlin Industry Workshops and Luncheon,
Marlin Fest, and the Caribbean Gospel Music
Marlin Awards. The Marlin Awards is pro-
duced by Harris Media Group, a Bahamas
based marketing, media and production firm.
For more information contact Harris Media
Group at 242-676-6719 or visit the awards
website at www.marlinawards.com.

Bishop Simeon
Hall Honoured

¢ New Convenat Baptist
Church invites you to a
Fellowship Service for
Bishop Simeon Hall and
Minister Linda Hall on his
elevation to the post of
Vice President of
International Region in
the Progressive National
Baptist Convention, this

evening at New
Convenant Baptist
Church East West

Highway at 7 pm.

Fhenezer Methodist
Church anniversary

¢ Ebenezer Methodist
Church on Shirley Street is
celebrating its 208th
anniversary this month. A
special service for the
anniversary will be held
Sunday October 10 at
11AM at the church. All
are invited to join us at this
special time.



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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 C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 106 No.265THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY AND WINDY HIGH 85F LOW 70F I N S I D E I N S I D E c? TWO prominent Bahami an businessmen, Mark Roberts and his father Larry Roberts, together with their wives, were injured whenM ark’s Cessna 172 Skyhawk c rash landed on Little Whale Cay at around 3pm yesterday. Mark, who was seriously injured, was flown to Nassau last night by a Coast Guard helicopter emergency flight. He was accompanied by hisw ife, Louise. As the helicopter could not accommodate Mr Larry Roberts of Bahamas Realty and his wife, Liz, they remained the night at Little Whale Cay and will be flown to Nassau today. Mr Roberts, Sr., suffered a back injury. His wife had minor injuries. Mark Roberts, the 45-yearold president of FYP Builders Mall, sustained serious head injuries, as well as a broken nose, two broken ankles, bro ken shoulder and arm, while his pregnant wife Louise, an interior designer with Alexiou and Associates Architects, sustained neck injuries. As the family was waiting for an emergency evacuation by the US Coast Guard last night, they tried to keep Mark conscious. Mark Roberts, the owner of Tile King, is the plane’s owner and was piloting the four-seater, single engine air craft at the time of the crash. This comes just one day after a charter plane, also a Cessna, crashed in Lake Killarney killing all passengers onboard. Yesterday’s crash was reportedly due to a gust of wind hitting the plane, causing it to clip a tree and forcing it down. “We were flying low to let them know that we were not going to land,” said Mr The Tribune THEPEOPLE’S PAPER – BIGGESTANDBEST B AHAMASEDITION McCOMBO OF THE DAY N E W ! www.tribune242.com YOURSOURCE FOROBITUARIES N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B U U T T N N O O B B O O D D Y Y B B E E A A T T S S T T H H E E T T R R I I B B U U N N E E NEW EASY LISTENING RADIO STATION LAUNCHED S EE PAGE SIX 2nd plane crash in two days By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net KENNETH Russell, the Minister of Housing, was forced to withdraw allegations he made against the former minister and current MP for Golden Gates, Shane Gibson during a heated session of the House of Assembly. During yesterday’s Parlia mentary session, Mr Russell alleged that he had been approached by a number of contractors who informed him that they had to pay a kick back of $1,000 per pay cheque – or a total of $5,000 per house. “We heard the rumours of $5,000, Mr Speaker. If you built 1,500 houses, that’s $750,000 that you received as gifts, Mr Speaker,” the minister charged. While never calling the sitting Member of Parliament by name, Mr Russell said that the “former minister – as they said– came to this House with little and now has much.” To this charge, the PLP’s leader of Opposition Business, Obie Wilchcombe jumped to his feet and objected to Mr Russell’s allegations noting that the Minister was spewing allegations about a sitting Member of Parliament receiving gifts and having more now than when he first arrived. Mr Wilchcombe pushed the Speaker to have the remarks withdraw. Minister forced to withdraw allegations against MP By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham challenged the leader of the PLP yesterday to stand up to his party’s chairman Bradley Roberts, who he claims has “intimidated” them into silence on the issue of Arawak Homes demolishing the houses of poor Bahamians. During yesterday’s proceedings in the House By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net THE home of a man missing at sea was demolished by Arawak Homes Ltd as residents and property owners protested at the real estate developer’s offices on Monday. Half of the duplex built by brothers Maxwell and Dwayne Taylor in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates over ten years ago was flattened when three security officers and a lawyer representing Arawak Homes Ltd arrived at the property with an excavator and two dump trucks at around 9.30am. BAHA Mar announced last night that it has reached an agreement with the ScotiaBank-led syndicate to “settle all outstanding issues” regarding the loan on the Cable Beach hotels. The deal involves the syndicate becoming an equity participant in the PM: Bradley Roberts has ‘intimidated’ PLP o v er the Arawak Homes issue Home of man missing at sea is demolished SEE page 14 SEE page 14 CHALLENGE : Hubert Ingraham SEE page 14 BAHA MAR REACHES A GREEMENT OVER LOAN ON HOTELS SEE page 14 By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter nnicolls@tribunemedia.net CIVIL aviation author ities say limited resources make it difficult to police licensed aircraft opera tors as well as unlicensed operators. “Our job as regulators SEE page 13 ‘LIMITED RESOURCES’ HAMPERING EFFORTS TO POLICE AIRCRAFT OPERATORS HUSBAND AND WIFE: Mark and L ouise Roberts were in the crash. M ark was seriously injured and Louise, who is pregnant, sustained neck injuries. THE PLANE which went down on Little Whale Cay was a Cessna 172 Skyhawk similar to this one. Prominent businessmen and their wives injured as flight goes down By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter m reynolds@tribunemedia.net A FERVENT search for an additional two passengers believed to have been on board Tuesday’s fatal plane crash ended in relief for one family last nightw hen their loved one was found to be alive. Sound technician Junior Lubin, 23, had told his girlfriend he was boarding the Acklins Blue Cessna4 02 to San Salvador before it crashed into Lake Killarney killing pilot Nelson Hanna and seven passengers shortly after takeoff from Executive FlightS upport at around 12.30pm. But as relatives of those killed Lake Killarney crash: missing passenger is found to be alive SEE page 20 DEFENCEFORCEINRECOVERYEFFORT RECOVERY: Royal Bahamas Defence Forceofficers search the water of Lake Killarney in the recovery effort after Tuesday’s crash. 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By ALESHA CADET CLARENCE 'Nat' Williams, a well known figure in the local music community, was remembered by musicians yesterday as one of the best sound engineers around. Mr Williams, a member of the band Shabak and son of B ishop Clarence Williams of the Church of God of Prophecy, died in Tuesday's tragic plane crash with eight other men. Entertainer Sasha Dunn said: "Every show I ever saw him take part in was a hit. He was one of those top-shelf engin eers. I knew him for three to four years maybe, I would often see him at events." Singer Terneille "Tada" Burrows told The Tribune she had known Mr Williams for about 12 years. “He did sound for everybody, like Fam Fest, Visage, Caribbean Gospel Music, and he was also involved with Milky Way Studios. He did lives ound as well as mixed sound or records,” she said. Tada added that a Harris Institute scholarship will now be named in Nat’s honour. A tribute Facebook page was set up hours after the plane crash, and almost a thousand people had already subscribed by yesterday afternoon. O ne person wrote: "It is so heart-breaking and mind blowing to see a great man such as this gone so soon. Nat was in my opinion the greatest engineer and a great friend to know. He will surely be missed here in the Bahamas and in the international arena in music entertainment." Another wrote: “I can't believe one of the best bosses, sound engineers, one the reasons I want to continue becoming an engineer, and one of the funniest guys around, is gone. I’m just thankful that I got to know him, learn from him and hang-out with him, but it really hurts to know that Monday night was the last night we got to speak to each other. But I know when them Pearly Gates open, it would be all good again.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Centre for Digestive HealthWhat are you waiting for? Call for a Consultation 242.328.5550 I digestivehealthbahamas.com h h e e d d i i d d i i t t . . . . . . f f o o r r h h e e r ri f you’re 40 to 100 pounds overweightand have t ried cutting back, dieting even skipping meals, but still not losing the kind of weight you should, give us a call and learn about The Gastric Balloon t reatment.This revolutionary outpatient procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. It uses a flexible balloon that reduces your stomach’s capacity, so you eat less – and finally lose t hat unwanted weight! TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Tributes pour in for Clarence ‘Nat’ Williams, a ‘great’ sound engineer O NEOFTHEBEST: C larence ‘Nat’ Williams

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By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net UNIONS representing ZNS line and managerial staff have appealed to the government to f urther “sweeten the pot” for ZNS employees who were offered severance packages, but the minister responsible said its unlikely any more money can be found to accommodate this. Both Tommy Turnquest, Minister with responsibility for the Broadcasting Corporation o f the Bahamas, and ZNS Chairman Michael Moss yesterday confirmed that the current total value of the severance packages already on offer is $4 million. On Monday, the Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union president B ernard Evans advised his union’s membership not to accept the separation packages offered to them that day by ZNS executives. “We’re not pleased at all with their offer,” said Mr Evans, indicating that what waso ffered would leave staff in a poor position to meet their i mmediate financial obligations. But Mr Turnquest said: “I think they (union leaders ought to give their members good advice.” Employees have until next Tuesday to decide whether theyw ill accept the voluntary separation packages, at which time t he “sweetener” added to the offer will fall away, and by next Thursday final decisions will be made about who will have to leave as the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas is restructured. ZNS chairman Mr Moss said some employees had started to accept the packages o ffered before the union leader advised for them not to. He said: “I hope that people will not be discouraged from going if they want to. At end of the day, the board will be making some determinations as to who will go and who will stay and I would prefer for t hose who are keenly interested in going to be the ones who go first, otherwise if people don’t sign up the board may end up keeping people employed who would prefer to go and letting go people who desire to stay.” Mr Moss rejected the characterisation of the packages as u nfair as “disingenuous.” He said staff have all been offered a year’s medical insurance coverage, valued at around $7,000. Managerial staff are being “treated as if they have worked f or the corporation for two additional years,” meaning that they get an extra two months of pay. Line staff, who are also getting two months extra pay, are receiving benefits that would have otherwise been provided to individuals who had worked four years longer, a s they get two weeks pay per year of service upon separation, Mr Moss said. In addition to this, both line and managerial staff were given the option to choose “whichever component of the contract offers the biggest settlement.” “We have put in the offer to both, that if resignation or redundancy or retirement option provides the best package, we will go with that,” he said. The executives also offered double the usual pay “in lieu of notice” that the law demands for line and managerial staff. Yesterday, two line staffers who together have worked for the corporation for over 50 years told this newspaper they were not happy with their pack ages and wondered how they would be able to support their families. They predicted a great strain will be placed on the Department of Social Service’s resources by the terminations at ZNS. “I’m only 50 years old so I r eally need to work some more. I can’t get national insurance, I have a mortgage, I have children and I am a single mother.” “It’s a slap in the face because you’ve been here since you were 20-something years old, you’ve spent most of your life building the place up and t hen it’s just this,” said one of the staff members. John Pinder, head of the National Congress of Trade Unions, of which the BCPOU is a member organisation, said the offers did not follow the precedent set by other publics ector organisations which saw employees provided with an a dditional 12 months to two years salary to leave the organisations, on top of what was required as a minimum by the Employment Act. Mr Pinder described the offers made as “really sad” buta lso admitted that the employees would not have “a leg to s tand on” should they reject the offers as they were advised that as long as what they are given meets the minimum requirements of the Employment Act, it would be legal. Both Mr Moss and Mr Turn quest said that to look at what has been offered to other government employees may not be “comparing apples with apples” for a number of reasons. Mr Moss said: “Tax payers are going to have to pay for this package, on top of the $8 million plus subvention that has been given to ZNS for last few years. The National Insurance Board, for example, had the means to sever people out of its own resources, we went to the government cap in hand.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM %*&6( (1*/,6+t$7+ By PAUL G TURNQUEST Tribune Staff Reporter pturnquest@tribunemedia.net THE attention of most parliamentarians was stolen briefly from House of Assembly proceedings yesterday when Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham shared a cordial greeting with the man who might have been his leadership challenger if the FNM party had held a national convention this year. Having resigned from the post of Minister of State for Immigration, Bamboo Town MP Branville McCartney has made his intention of one day leading the FNM known. He has recently taken an even stronger stance, saying the time has come for Mr Ingraham to “pass the baton” of party lead ership to the next generation. Therefore, when the prime minister stood and walked to the back bench to shake Mr McCartney’s hand, all eyes focused on the pair to see how the exchange would turn out. Sharing a laugh, the two shook hands and exchanged words before Mr Ingraham walked on – patting Mr McCartney on the back as he passed. Before leaving the chamber, Mr Ingraham explained to The Tribune he told Mr McCartney he had heard the MP’s “baton” statement. Mr Ingraham said he informed the young MP that when he is ready to hand it over, he hopes Mr McCartney will be there to carry it. PM, McCartney shake hands and share a laugh Government urged to ‘sweeten pot’ further for ZNS employees By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net SOME $9 million in Customs revenue receipts collected at the Prince George Wharf had not gone missing but were simply stored in another location when auditors came looking, Customs Comptroller Glenn Gomez explained. These receipts have since been turned over to the Auditor General's Office, Mr Gomez said, adding that reports on the situation were "a little bit distorted." He was referring to media reports that stated that receipts for $9.87 million in revenue collected at Custom's Prince George Wharf office betweenJ uly and October, 2008, could not be found when inspectors from the auditor's office sought to verify the source of the funds. "There was nothing missing. . . What had happened, the auditor had earlier this year d one an audit of some receipts at the Prince George Wharf office of Customs. They found that just over $9 million in rev enue had been collected but they were unable to find all of the relevant receipts at the station at the time to say exactly what the $9 million was comp rised of," Mr Gomez explained. "We don’t have a lot of storage space and a year's amount of records takes up a lot of space so they had moved most of it from the Prince George Office to a warehouse wherewe keep records and things until the seven year (mark then they are destroyed. "Once we found out that they needed the receipts, we retrieved them along with the receipt books and they were reconciled against the revenue collected and they, the audi tors, said they were satisfied,"said Mr Gomez. In a report dated July 13, 2010, Auditor General Ter rance Bastian noted that his department had not been able to locate the receipts. “During our examination of the cashbook, we were unable to trace the recorded amounts to the general receipt books and cash vouchers because these vouches could not be located for audit inspection,” he said. Mr Bastian's report also noted that harbour dues and departure tax billings were not received within the required 30-day period. Mr Gomez said the Auditor General's Office got the requested receipts about three or four weeks after the report was made. He attributed lapses in bill collection to employees not being accustomed to the shift system which recently came on stream at the depart ment. Customs revenue receipts ‘had not gone missing’ MICHAELMOSS TOMMYTURNQUEST GLENN GOMEZ

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EDITOR, The Tribune, Their performance over the decades of the fifties to the present and their continued efficient performance in our Magistrates’ Courts must ber ecognized. In most countries in the Commonwealth Police Prose cutors continue to provide this service. T he amount of work done b y our Police Prosecutors is accomplished through their dedication and devotion tod uty. T he long hours of reading and studying case files are e xamples of their dedication. They occupy small cubicles in t he Prosecutions Department where space and comfort are lacking, but as Police Officers they make do with what they have available to them. Most importantly they save our government millions of d ollars by providing this serv ice. P olice Prosecutors of the past, namely: Salathiel T hompson, John Crawley, Cyril Joseph, Summer Bannister and Chilean Turner were excellent in their pres entations and examination of witnesses in our courts. The Hon. Eugene Dupuch, QC, in describing Salathiel Thompson stated that he is a worthy advocate. “I have to b e extra prepared when d efending in his court,” Mr D upuch said. The Prosecutions Section o f our Police Force is one of the most efficient units of the force. I ts personnel continue to p rovide efficient and effective service in the Justice system. With the addition of Police Officers with law degrees and legal training performance in t he unit has improved immensely. I recall my training at the W est Riding Detective Training College in Yorkshire, E ngland. It was made very clear to us that Police Prosecutors are not expected tor espond to legal submissions made by defense attorneys, i n particular when it is on a point of law. Magistrates must deal with such matters. If the s ubmission is about evidence or police procedure there ought to be response from the P olice Prosecutor. I would suggest that the Hon. Attorney General and other authorities considering the change from Police Prosecutors to Attorneys at Law visit the Police ProsecutionsD epartment for information on the following: ( a) Accommodation. Will the small cubicles presently in use be acceptable to attor neys? Consider the cost of providing more suitable anda cceptable office accommodation. The cost of upgrading the offices. ( b) Will a single attorney in each court be capable of and prepared to undertake t he volume of cases being dealt with by Police Prosecutors? The average being about 2 5 cases per day, including trials, bail hearings, first appearances and pleas. Attorneysf rom the Attorney General’s O ffice attend the Supreme C ourt with one case file which they could have had for weeks o f preparation. ( c) Deals between Police Prosecutors and defense a ttorneys are very unlikely. ( d) Calculate the difference i n the earnings of Police Prose cutors and attorneys. (e cutors on their case load and t he number of files that are taken home to be read and prepare for presentation in c ourt on the following day. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” P AUL THOMPSON QPM, CPM, 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, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt . P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 WEBSITE www.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm KABUL, Afghanistan It's make-orbreak time in Afghanistan. The war entered its 10th year Thursday, and this is no ordinary anniversary. With extra American troops now in place, this is the critical juncture to determine if President Barack Obama's revised war strategy will work and reverse Taliban momentum. Key players are hedging their bets, uncertain whether the Obama administration is prepared to stay for the long haul, move quickly to exit an increasingly unpopular conflict, or something in between. Fearing that his Western allies may in the end abandon him, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has started to prepare his nation for a withdrawal of international forces by shoring up relations with neighbouring Pakistan and reaching out to insurgents interested in reconciliation. Pakistan, America's nominal ally, says it's fighting insurgents. But it still tolerates alQaida and Afghan Taliban militants hidingout on its soil out of reach of U.S.-led NATO ground forces. Public support for the war is slipping in the United States and Western Europe.A lready, the Netherlands has pulled out its troops, the first NATO country to do so. The Canadians leave next. Patience is running out here as well. Afghans are tired of the violence, increas ingly resentful of foreign forces. Many won der why their quality of life has not markedly improved when their nation has been awash in billions of dollars of foreign aid. " NATO is here and they say they are fighting terrorism, and this is the 10th year and there is no result yet," Karzai said in an emotional speech last week. "Our sons cannot go to school because of bombs and suicide attacks." All this is very different from the near universal international support the Bush administration enjoyed when it launched attacks on Oct. 7, 2001. The war was aimed at toppling the Taliban from power because they harboured Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders responsible for the stunning strikes on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon less than a month earlier. The hardline Islamic regime, which repressed women, banned music and held public executions for disloyal actions, collapsed within two months. But looking back at the first years of the war, the effort was underfunded from the start. When the Bush administration's attention shifted to Iraq in 2003, the Taliban began to regroup. After several years of relative calm and safety, the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate around 2006. The Taliban have steadily gained strength since then. And bin Laden remains alive. Obama ramped up the war this year, sending tens of thousands more troops. Casualties are running at their highest levels since 2001, when the Taliban were overthrown without a single American combat death. The U.S. death toll in July was 66, setting a monthly record; to date, about 2,000 NATO troops have died in the conflict, including more than 1,220 American service men and women. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in June that the U.S. and its NATO partners have to show progress before the end of this year or face a decline in public support for the war. There's plenty of frustration at the White House and in the U.S. Congress too. In August, when Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visited Kabul, he bluntly stated that if the Karzai government didn't clean up cor ruption, it was going to be hard "to look American families in the eye and say, 'Hey that's something worth dying for.'" On the battlefield, NATO's top comm ander, Gen. David Petraeus, is banking on his plan to protect heavily populated areas, rout the Taliban from their strong holds and rush in better governance and development aid to win the Afghans' loyal ty away from the Taliban. Commanders believe the war will be won only if Afghan civilians start supporting the troops. And, they say, the only way that willh appen is if the forces can provide enough security to allow people to break free of the fear and intimidation of Taliban threats. In some places, residents don't even want to be seen talking to U.S. forces for fear of Taliban reprisals. Karzai still backs coalition efforts but has also used back channels to reach out to Taliban leaders who seem amenable to finding a political resolution to the war. Karzai appointed nearly 70 people last week to a High Peace Council, which will guide efforts to reach out to insurgents. Pakistan also wants to maintain relations with some factions of the Taliban, which it believes will be a powerful player in Afghanistan when the Americans go home. And there's strong suspicion in the region that U.S. troops will go home sooner rather than later largely because of Obama's decision to set July 2011 as his goal for starting a drawdown of U.S. forces. (This article was written by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Writer). We must recognise performance of Police Prosecutors LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net US plans uncertain as war enters 10th year D ITOR, The Tribune . Please publish this open letter to Opposi t ion Leader Perry Christie. Dear Mr Christie, Y ou are so funny. In my opinion you were clearly playing a cynical game of wait-andsee over the Baha Mar project. You hemmed and hawed and refused to make a clear state m ent of your party’s position on the matter so that whatever the Government decided you would be free to pounce on it. But as the Leader of the Opposition that has complained about not being consulted you were thrown into a tizzy when Mr. Ingraham told you he would bring the matter to theH ouse of Assembly so you and your col leagues can vote yea or nay. Then you, Mr. Christie, the master of cyn i cism, accused Mr. Ingraham of being cynical for calling your bluff and upsetting your game plan! But, incredibly, and in the same breath,M r. Christie, you say that it is commendable for the Government to seek bipartisan support for the project! Which is it Mr. Christie? Cynical or commendable? And do you ever listen to yourself, or do you just go on talking, hoping people will say how well you speak and forget what you said when you first opened your mouth? And talking about cynical, Mr. Christie, d o you recall how you all voted unanimously in favour of constitutional changes in the House of Assembly and then went out in thec ountry and campaigned against the very changes you had voted for? Do you remember that? W hen Mr. Ingraham spoke about the Baha Mar project in the House, you said you did not like his tone. Now that he has laid it all out to the people in a press conference you say thath e has “soured” public opinion about the deal. I don’t recall you saying anything that would have made public opinion “sweet” on the deal while you were bobbing and weaving. What Mr. Ingraham did was to talk to the Bahamian people as if we were adults, not silly children to be manipulated by a double-t alking politician. He laid it all out – the pros and cons, the ups and the downs of the proposed project. H e spoke as an intelligent leader who mas ters his brief and understands all the implications. He spoke as an honest leader who isw illing to trust his people with the truth. You call that souring public opinion, Mr. Christie? I call it informing public opinion with the facts. You should try it some time, Mr. Christie. CITIZEN Nassau, October 1, 2010 Mr . 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THE United States of America has increased its funding to Bahamian law enforcement agencies for their drug interdiction efforts from $150,000 to $1.6 million for the period 2010 to 2011. This was announced during a meeting with government officials and Julissa R eynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and M akila James, Director of C aribbean Affairs at the Ministry of National Secur ity on Tuesday. T he Bahamas was repres ented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister ofF oreign Affairs and Immi g ration Brent Symonette and Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest. The officials were accompanied by US Ambassador Nicole Avant. The main thrust of the disc ussions focused on further e xploring the strong ties b etween both countries in a reas including security and c limate change. The need f or cross-border cooperation on a multitude of issues that c hallenge countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM cussed. Ms Reynoso acknowledged that CARICOM was in a period of transition, and t hat she looks forward to a f ruitful relationship with the new leadership of this subregional organisation. She also assured the Bahamas of the US’ commitment to collaborating ona number of mutual areas of interests which are of great importance to this country. In this vein, it was announced that there has been a major increase in funding for the period 2010 t o 2011, to $1.6 million from $150,000 allocated for the period 2009 to 2010. T hese funds have been p rovided to support law enforcement operations, s pecifically in all facets of t he fight against the illicit d rug trade. The US said it views this s upport as a testament to its c ommitment to bilateral cooperation. Mr Symonette and Mr Turnquest both said that the Bahamas recognised the importance of bilateral and regional cooperation in e nsuring that threats to n ational security are effect ively and comprehensively a ddressed. T hey also said that the B ahamas continues to play a vital role within the region and sub-regional frameworks, most recently assuming the chairmanship of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism ( CICTE). Mr Symonette further discussed other matters of conc ern and interest and indic ated that the Bahamas l ooks forward to working closely with Ms Reynoso in her capacity as DeputyA ssistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere. Discussions were also held w ith the Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Leader of the Opposition Perry Christie. T he officials, accompanied by Ambassador Avant, also presented $10,000 in bookst o the Ministry of Education a s part of the ‘Read to Lead’ programme. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 5 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM t ftf ttff ttf US increases funding to $1.6m for drug interdiction efforts REPRESENTINGBAHAMAS: B rent Symonette

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By REUBEN SHEARER CLASSICAL 98.1 FM is Nassau’s newest easy listeni ng radio station. T he quietest station on the dial, it will play the best and most familiar classical pieces of all time. The station boasts an extensive music library cove ring the full spectrum of t he genre – from its origins to modern classics; a library that no individual collector could ever replicate. Classical’s music selection will include familiar piecesf rom well-known composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Bauch, and Elgar. T he station’s format will n ot include news, weather, or talk – just music with limited advertising and sponsorships to help offset costs. Donald Tomlison, coowner of Classical 98.1a long with his wife Deborah, is thrilled by the possibilities. A lover of classical music, Mr Tomlison recognised t hat there was no local o ption for like-minded individuals. He promises “lots of beautiful music” and hopes to work closely with t he Bahamas Musical Society and the art community. According to Mr Tomlis on, the station has been broadcasting on and off for a month [attempting] to get t he best possible broadcast s ignal because with classi c al music a pure signal is necessary.” Having accomplished t echnical purity, Mr Tomlison says the station is now broadcasting on a full time basis. H e is somewhat surprised by the overwhelming positive feedback he hasr eceived from listeners thus far and predicts that perhaps classical music is more popular among persons liv-i ng in the Bahamas than he had initially estimated. Classical music is a worldrenowned genre with i mmeasurable influence on various cultures over its centuries of existence. I t is hoped that the new station will fill a void for classical music lovers and help to foster an apprecia-t ion for this rich and beautiful music among all sectors of Bahamian society. Advertisement on Classic al 98.1 may be purchased at Radio House at the junction of the Shirley Streeta nd School Lane or by phoning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lassical 98.1 FM brings easy listening to the airwaves

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A CONTINGENT of highranking officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force visited New Providence this week to get a first-hand look at the security measures in place at Nassau Harbour. The officers visited the port facilities and interacted with stakeholders all across the downtown area. Security has become a prime concern at the Nassau Port which services a wide range of guests when they are visiting the capital, said Patrick McNeil of the Port Department at a welcome reception for the JCF officers at police headquarters on Monday. Also speaking at the reception, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest gave some information on the number of tourists that have come into the country within the last year. "In January, between the 12th and the 18th, the port received 80,335 guests. In March 12-18 we received 84,108, and in July 16-22, the port received 81,711," said Mr Turnquest. "All of this speaks volumes to the mammoth task we have at the port to ensure that our guests get the best experience (they) can possibly receive." In April, government spent $50 million to dredge the harbour and constructed mooring dolphins to enhance the facility. Over the years, a very small portion of criminal elements have threatened that area, impressing upon the Royal Bahamas Police Force the importance of stepping up its efforts in protecting visitors, Mr Turnquest said. Police Commissioner Elliston Greenslade said he hopes the JCF contingent will form a good appreciation of the RBPF's efforts to keep cruise passengers safe in New Providence. "That is why we're struggling with protocol, and we're still trying to get it right in the country and across the region," said Mr Greenslade. "We believe that you want to understand some of the missteps that we've made, and we want you to learn from some of the experiences we've had that may have not been good experiences. "We could never do this as a police department alone, and we're still trying to get it right all across the country." Mr Turnquest said to the JCF contingent: "If this is to work for you as it has been working for us, there has to be a focus on working partnerships where everyone feels a part of the process." "I believe that unless we deal with the front, and set an example for ourselves, we will never get the job done," said Mr Greenslade. "I want to encourage you and urge you to recognise the job that you have been doing." Karina Powell-Hood, Deputy Superintendent of the Jamaica Constabulary Force said: "Our visit here today is a symbol of partnership between two Caribbean countries, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of National Security." Ms Powell said she hopes the JCF is afforded the opportunity to return the favour to the RBPF in future. THE Nature Conservancy is sponsoring the "Green Reel" competition for its second year to enable students to create documentaries that explore the environmental issues affecting the Bahamas. The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) called for submissions of documentaries from emerging Bahamian filmmakers between the ages of 15 and 18 to participate in the special competition. The topic of the documentaries is the environment and the Bahamian community. Filmmakers were encouraged to explore how Bahamians interact with the environment and how changes in the environment can impact Bahamian communities. They were told to focus on one or more of the following environmental issues Ð biodiversity, climate change, coastal erosion, conservation, invasive species, land degradation, over fishing, pollution, and threatened species/habitats. BIFF founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool said: "BIFF is always looking for ways to encourage young Bahamians to showcase their talents through film." Eleanor Phillips, director of the Northern Caribbean Office of the Nature Conservancy here in the Bahamas said: "We at the Conservancy want to encourage the youth of the Bahamas to tell us through film how they want the environment of the country to be in the future. After all, we are the stewards of their future." The competition's winner will be given special recognition at the 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival and will receive a BIFF Award. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 7 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BIFF announces a new edition of documentary competition Jamaican officers get first-hand look at security in Nassau Harbour The Nature Conservancy sponsors Green Reel for second year MAMMOTHTASK: View of Nassau Harbour with cruise ships docked. Jamaican officers took a look at the security measures in place at the harbour.Internet Photo

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Roberts, speaking by cell phone from Little Whale last night, “when a gust of wind caught the plane and we hit the tree.” He said the plane was a total write off. “If anyone could see the plane they would marvel that anyone could have come out of it alive,” said Mr Roberts, whose only concern was to keep his son alert while they waited for the helicopter’s arrival. He said his son was in terrible pain. The Roberts family was flying from Miami with plans to stop at Little Whale Cay in the Berry Island chain before continuing on to Nassau. It is presumed that t heir plans changed when weather started to move in. And so they just flew low over the small private island to let the caretaker know not to expect them when the accident occurred. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA Stephen Russell last night said weather conditions and approaching nightfall were making the emergency evacuation difficult. However, the helicopter landed at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pindling International Airport just before 8pm, where an ambulance, doctors and a police out rider were standing by to rush him to Doctors Hospital. Google The second plane crash in two days THEMARKER shows where Little Whale Cay is situated in relation to New Providence. THEHELICOPTER arrives at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pindling International Airport just before 8pm. F ROM page one F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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B y KHYLE QUINCY P ARKER P ress Attach E mbassy of the Bahamas WASHINGTON, DC – Addressing the Pan-Ameri can Health Organisation’s 50th Directing Council meeting, Bahamas Ambas sador to the United StatesC ornelius A Smith spoke of c oncerns that over 70 per cent of persons committed t o prison in the Bahamas are b elow the age of 35 and that s uicides are on the rise. He also spotlighted the issue of violence-relatedi njuries in the non-Hispanic Caribbean as a matter of regional health concerns. The ambassador was responding to the report of PAHO Director Dr Mirta Roses, titled “Promoting H ealth, Well-being and H uman Security in The Americas,” which she delivered at PAHO headquartersi n Washington, DC. “In the non-Hispanic Caribbean, particular atten tion is given to personal s ecurity and to the response t o violence-related injuries which disproportionately a ffect an expanded population of persons aged 15-35 years, rather than the refer-e nced 15-24 age group as noted on page 27 of the ( director’s) report,” he said. “In (the Bahamas per cent of the persons com m itted to prison are younger than 35 years of age, although specific data regarding the median age isl acking. Homicides disprop ortionately affect males greater than females, both a s victims and as perpetrators, with 88 per cent of m urder victims between 2005-2009 being male and 96 per cent of perpetratorsb eing male.” “The number of suicides e ach year is increasing,” Mr Smith added, “and this highlights the need for attention t o be given to this aspect of mental health/mental security and the integration of mental health programmesi n the response to violence.” O ther issues he raised included environmental s ecurity, food security and a n anti-HIV and congenital syphilis agenda. Mr Smith headed the Bahamas’ delegation to the P AHO meeting, which included Drs Merceline D ahl-Regis, chief medical o fficer; Delon Braynen, d eputy chief medical officer, a nd Cherita Moxey, senior h ouse officer. Bridget McKa y, alternate representative from the Bahamas Permanent Mission to the OAS, was also part of the delegation. The purpose of the meet ing was to make new policyd ecisions that addressed the critical health problems of the region, including pand emic H1N1, neglected dise ases and other povertyr elated infections, primary health care, nutrition and development for thea chievement of the Millennium Development Goals, safe hospitals, adolescent and youth health, gendere quality, human organ donation and transplantation, health and tourism, family and communityh ealth. The Directing Council is m ade up of representatives o f all the member states and meets once a year to analyse and determine the general policies of PAHO. PAHO is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of e xperience in working to i mprove health and living standards of the countries o f the Americas. It serves as t he specialised organisation for health of the InterAmerican System. It also serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organisation and enjoys international r ecognition as part of the U nited Nations system. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 9 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM It’s more than engineering. It’s performance art.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is equipped with many innovative technical features which delivers a driving experience that is unique in this class. Think beautiful design, elegant ease and stately confidence. Among the highlights is the AgilityControl Package which automatically adjusts the suspension set-up according to the conditions of the road. Along with exemplary fuel use, faster gear changes, exceptional interiors and increased cabin space, you will see the C-Class is the perfect embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz philosophy.Tyreflex Star MotorsWulff Road, P. O. 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H H o o m m i i c c i i d d e e s s d d i i s s p p r r o o p p o o r r t t i i o o n n a a t t e e l l y y a a f f f f e e c c t t m m a a l l e e s s g g r r e e a a t t e e r r t t h h a a n n f f e e m m a a l l e e s s , , b b o o t t h h a a s s v v i i c c t t i i m m s s a a n n d d a a s s p p e e r r p p e e t t r r a a t t o o r r s s , , w w i i t t h h 8 8 8 8 p p e e r r c c e e n n t t o o f f m m u u r r d d e e r r v v i i c c t t i i m m s s b b e e t t w w e e e e n n 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 9 b b e e i i n n g g m m a a l l e e a a n n d d 9 9 6 6 p p e e r r c c e e n n t t o o f f p p e e r r p p e e t t r r a a t t o o r r s s b b e e i i n n g g m m a a l l e e . . Bahamas Ambassador to the United States Cornelius A Smith

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WOMAN TAKE TWO Dundas Centre Woman Take Two, probably the Bahamas’ best known play,w as given a thoroughly enjoyable revival at the 2010 Shakespeare in Paradise festival. The play, written in the 1970s by Telcine Turner-Rolle, has been on the BGCSE Literature syllabus since the early days of the examination and has enjoyed two other successful runs in Nassau prio r to this latest production. It is easy to appreciate why the play sounds so many chords with its audiences and readers, and David Jonathan Burrows’ energetic direction ensures that Nassau’s theatergoers are not disappointed. It is a play about manipulat ion, ambition and the clash between traditional and modern ways and brings in many issues that we are still grappling with today, such as teenage pregnancy, ‘sweethearting’, prejudice against Haitian Bahamians and the woman’s role in a marriage. These themes are presented with a sure comic touch, achieved through genuine understanding of comedic moments and the very real humour found in much Bahamian dialect. It is also part of TurnerRolle’s achievement to have taken what could be seen on the surface as stereotypes and create the possibilities for fully round ed characterisation that Burrows and his actors presented to us. These characters are not easy to play because they defy their stereotype and demand sensitivity and thought if they are to convince us. That this reviewer was convinced almost all of the time, speaks volumes for the work done in rehearsal and the attention paid to detail that characterises this production. Harold Davies, the scheming, womanizing, unscrupulous owner of a construction company, is a character the audience loves to hate. His unabashed manipulation of Haitian Bahamian Lionel Joseph and his mistreatment of and attitude to his wife make BGCSE students and audience members alike feel a distinct animosity towards him. However, Anthony Roberts reveals some aspects of Harold that we tend to normally over look: his genuine concern for his daughter, his real pride in his own achievements and his somewhat contradictory stance against abortion. Playing the central tactical maneuvering scene with Lionel tipsy was a stroke of real genius and such was Roberts’ sincerity that I could almost believe that he and his secretary would have sepa rate rooms on their ‘business’ trip to Miami! The central role in the play belongs to Merline Evans, who is bringing up her own ten-yearold daughter and playing the surrogate parent for her 19-yearold niece, Beverly. Merline is a very complex character and Doris Jackson filled her with righteous anger, tender sympa thy, straightforward good sense and old fashioned discipline by t urns, never letting one side of the character dominate for long. Ms Jackson showed she is an expert at the throwaway line much to the audience’s delight and she handled the fluctuations in her relationships with and attitudes to Beverly and Beverly’s fianc Lionel with a com p lete assurance. She has an imposing presence, never more so than when she was dressed in her Lodge uniform, and I look forward to seeing more of her on the Nassau stage. Another actress I would like to see working on the stage again is Enith Darling whop layed the maid, Matilda. Her performance was a delight from beginning to end and, while hers was a smaller part than most of the others, she dominated the stage while she was present and delivered her remarks with the touch of a true comedienne. Her scene round the washtub with Merline was beautifully paced and pitched, never once descending into caricature, and she showed herself at least the match of the excellent Ms Jackson. The play’s romantic interest centres around Beverly (Moya Thompson) and Lionel (Terran Brown) and although these two young performers both gave strong performances they did not quite succeed in coming to grips with all aspects of their characters. Both were excellent in their affectionate moments, making their love and future hopes very real and believable, but neither had the range to convince completely. To make her rejection of Lionel persuasive to the audience we have to witness the inner turmoil Beverly must be going through. Miss Thompson did succeed in mak ing her relationship with her younger cousin, Jennifer, very convincing and Brown handled the play’s penultimate scene when Lionel propositions Harold’s wife with complete authority. He lacked range in his angry moments though, and needed to have explored alter native methods of expressing fury and resentment to make his rage more acceptable. The play’s other actors solid ly complemented those already mentioned: Eryn Bellot, although too old looking for Jennifer, had just the right degree of mischievousness nec essary and was very comfortable on the stage; Ane Wildgoose certainly lived up to Sonia’s playful epithet and helped Roberts bring out the sympathy for her plight when she becomes pregnant; and Tami Forbes, too young for Mrs Davies and sporting a tattoo that middle-aged women in the 1970s would not have indulged in, was nonetheless excellent as a woman at her wits end with her philandering husband. The title of the play comes from a traditional ringplay song and at certain times during the play Jennifer joined some of her neighbours to dance, much to her mother’s chagrin. These short interludes injected further life and atmosphere into the proceedings and the children are to be congratulated on their essential contributions. I would, however, have liked a little more creativity in the presentation of these scenes to give the children more to do than just gyrate up and down. All the actors are to be complimented on their sense of timing and the ease with which they allowed the rhythm of the words to car ry their speeches and interactions. Nothing was hurried and important lines and moments received just the right amount of emphasis and stress. Credit here must also go to the director and his assistant, Deon Simms. With a play that elicits such riotous reactions from its audience, actors must use their sense of timing to ride the reactions to ensure their next lines are not lost and the cast did an exceptional job in this regard. Believe me, there were some volcanic bursts of laughter and much vocal response but the cast calmly dealt with them and waited to proceed. The composite set, excellently lit by Philip Burrows, served the play well and the use of levels was particularly pleasing while the Bahamian music, played between scenes while furniture was moved, added to the general atmosphere and set ting of the play. Ms Turner-Rolle’s play remains a great favourite, the issues are as pertinent today as they were 40 years ago and productions like this one will only enhance its repu tation. C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Celebrated Bahamas play enjoys revival C ENTRESTAGE: S cenes f rom celebrated Bahamas play Woman Take Two, enjoying a revival at the 2010 Shakespeare in Paradise festival. It is a p lay about manipulation, ambition and the clash b etween traditional and modern ways and brings in many issues that we ares till grappling with today.

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 13 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 4IFSBUPO/ 5"45*/(.&/6 rr 4UBSXPPE)PUFMT3FTPSUT8PSMEXJEFr*OD"MM3JHIUT3FTFSWFE4IFSBUPOBOEJUT MPHPBSFUIFUSBEFNBSLTPG4UBSXPPE)PUFMT3FTPSUT8PSMEXJEFr*ODrPSJUTBGGJMJBUFT $POTVNJOHSBXPSVOEFSDPPLFENFBUTrQPVMUSZrTFBGPPErTIFMMmTIrFHHTrPSVOQBTUFVSJ[FE NJMLNBZJODSFBTFZPVSSJTLPGGPPECPSOFJMMOFTT "MMJUFNTTVCKFDU UPHSBUVJUZ5ISFF $ PVSTFT 1SJYGJYF i s to oversee the safe operation of all the companies that are authorised AOC holders (aircraft operatorc ertificate),” said Hubert Adderley, director of the F light Standards Inspectorate. “It is not that we don’t w atch out and go after unlicensed operators, but w e have limited resources and we put those resources to work the bestw ay we can,” said Mr Adderley. The practice of hacking i s “rampant” in the Bahamas, and for years t he authorities have struggled to crack down on the illegal activity. Authorities W ith the manpower limitations, Mr Adderley said the authorities would bef orced to neglect other responsibilities if every day they “continually” ran behind private aircraft owners, who are sometimes responsible for hack-i ng. “As long as there is a d emand by the public for that type of service it will continue. What we are try-i ng to do is educate the public so when they come t o travel they will be aware of what to look for,” said Mr Adderley. A lthough there are aviation regulations that state individuals should not advertise charter services if they are not AOC hold-e rs, “it is not possible to catch everyone who does that,” said Mr Adderley. The Ministry of Tourism’s website lists at least 35 different airline com-p anies that operate scheduled air services and charter flights. Only 15 oft hose 35 companies are listed on the Department o f Civil Aviation’s list of 33 authorised Bahamian AOC holders. C ompanies on that list are the only charter operators authorised to pro-v ide inter island charter services. S ome of the other com panies listed on the website are US registered air l ines with authorisation to fly from the United States t o the Bahamas. “A foreign company cannot do inter islandc harters. If an American company is coming into t he Bahamas to an island, like Crooked Island, which is not a port of entry, theyc an stop at a port of entry to clear their passengers and then take them on to Crooked Island. They cannot fly throughout thei slands and pick up passengers,” said a officer at the Civil Aviation Depart ment. There are other compa n ies that may not be AOC holders that affiliate themselves with authorisedc harter operators. They function as a marketing c ompany and hire an AOC holder to deliver their cargo or transport passengers. T win Air Calypso, a US registered charter company, sometimes carries passengers for Reggie Express Services, a company advertising Bahami-a n charters, according to Tribune sources. There are many categ ories of charter operators. Some US registered c ompanies, who do not operate regular charters to the Bahamas, can applyf or a temporary charter license. Once that license expires, however, they aren ot authorised to transport commercial passengers a nd cargo to the Bahamas. Bahamian passengers are urged to use discretionw hen chartering flights to the Bahamas and between t he islands of the Bahamas. “In many instances, a p ilot may purchase an air craft for private or pers onal use and have insurance coverage for this spe cific purpose. However, w hen the pilot uses his aircraft for commercial pur poses, more than likely he has no insurance coverage for this purpose,” said as tatement issued by the Flight Standards Inspectorate. “Unlicensed operators are usually not checked byr egulators because the first priority of the regulator is to make sure licensed airo perators are operating in a safe manner,” according t o the statement. ‘Limited resources’ hampering efforts to police operators F ROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM of Assembly, Mr Ingraham drew attention to the continuing land dispute between Arawak Homes and these homeowners who have also c laimed ownership of the said properties. Describing Arawak Homes as the “PLP chairman’s company,” Mr Ingraham said that the PLP cannot claim to be the party of the poor any longer. “The PLP chairman’s company is knocking down peop le’s houses. The chairman of the PLP. And the PLP is silent! They can’t open their mouth. Mum’s the word! Mum! Intimidated by their own chairman, and claiming to be friends of the poor. What poor? They knock their houses down!” Mr Ingraham e xclaimed. When interrupted by a number of Opposition members from their seats on the issue,Mr Ingraham challenged the PLP’s leader, Perry Christie to “stand up” and have his say on the issue. However, Mr Christie did not oblige the P rime Minister. When contacted yesterday for comment on the matter, the PLP’s chairman, Mr Roberts said that he was only singled out as a shareholder o f Arawak Homes by the Prime Minister purely because of “dirty, nasty, no-good politics.” Mr Ingraham only had to l ook on his left or on his right, wherever Tommy Turnquest (leader of Government Business) was and he would seea nother shareholder of Arawak Homes. So my question is why didn’t Mr Ingraham ask why did Mr Turnq uest knock down the homes? W hy didn’t Mr Ingraham ask about the prominent pastor who is a shareholder in Arawak Homes. Mr Ingraham is not concerned that Arawak Homes is the legitimate owner of that property. Mr Ingraham is the w orse for this country. He has b rought this country to its knees and the worse part is, he has no idea how to return economic prosperity to thisc ountry. Mr Ingraham is what he is, a political parasite,” Mr Roberts claimed. Melanie Taylor, 36, said her brother Dwayne Taylor, 40, a scrap metal worker who lives in the remaining half of the duplex, was warned not to alert the media his brother’s home was being demolished or he too would lose his property. Maxwell Taylor, 42, also a scrap metal worker, had been informed by Arawak Homes Ltd in June that the home he lived in with his children and girlfriend would be demolished as it had been built on the developer’s land and stood in the way of a road they had planned. But Mr Taylor had vowed to fight for his property before he disappeared at sea on July 17 as he headed from Nassau to Abaco with two employees in a 19ft boat. Arawak Homes then stepped up their pursuit of the property and informed Dwayne Taylor his broth er’s half of the duplex would be demolished on Friday, Ms Taylor said. A lthough the home was unoccup ied and Arawak Homes Ltd agreed to wait until Monday to demolish it, Mr Taylor, who lives next door with his girlfriend and their six children, was warned not to speak out or he would also lose his home, Ms Taylor claims. “My brother Dwayne is afraid to speak out because they said they would break down his building,” said the 36-year-old of Dean Street, Nassau. “He doesn’t have the money to fight them so he can’t take the chance of losing everything he’s got. “They said if he brought in the media there would be no negotiating, so he didn’t get involved.” The incident only emerged when Ms Taylor spoke out at a public meet ing about the continuing land dispute between Arawak Homes Ltd on Tuesday evening. Mr Taylor was reportedly told by Arawak Homes Ltd that he could own his home if he paid $60,000 for the property, but Ms Taylor said Arawak Homes Ltd has yet to produce any documents to prove legal ownership of her brothers’ property which was allocated by government following a land dispute 15 years ago. Arawak Homes Ltd president Franon Wilson did not mention the fresh destruction when he met with reporters at his offices in Shirley Street on Monday morning, as residents and property owners from the Pinewood Gardens area protested outside. Hundreds of property owners and residents in the Pinewood Gardens area fear they will lose their homes as Arawak Homes Ltd maintains there is widespread trespass on their land. Maxwell Taylor’s home is the sec ond to be demolished by the real estate developer after Frederick and Maria Wood’s home in Sir Lynden Pindling Estates was knocked down on September 24. Arawak Homes Ltd declined to comment on the recent demolition, but is expected to release a detailed report tomorrow, identifying the homes, properties and names of res idents and property owners whose homes and land the company lays claim to. Residents and property owners have sought representation from the Nassau Village and Sea Breeze Property Owners Association and lawyer Carl Bethel, chairman of the FNM. Minister of Lands and Surveys Byran Woodside is acting as a mediator in the dispute and although he confirmed the property was demolished by Arawak Homes on Monday, he declined to comment on the matter but said he would release an official statement soon. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham took the opportunity to attack the PLP over Arawak Homes Ltd’s destruction of property in the House of Assembly yesterday. He alluded to PLP chairman Bradley Roberts’ interest in Arawak Homes when he said to Opposition members: “I’m talking about the chairman of your party knocking a church down, and knocking a house down when people are living in it. “Stop it! stop it! “And the person who is the princi pal of this company who is knocking these houses down was honoured by your party...elevated to a stalwart councillor the other night, and you can’t say a word!” To this, Mr Russell said that he was only following in the footsteps of what Mr Gibson had done to him during a previous sitting of the House of Assembly. Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker, I have at least six more of these instances to talk about that I will talk about over the next year with my colleague (motioning to the FNM MP for Garden Hills, Brensil Rolle).” Opposition MPs jumped into action and began to protest Mr Russell’s remarks; chief among them the PLP’s MP for Golden Gates. Mr Gibson: “Mr Speaker, when the MP for High Rock began his presentation, he began by referring to the Member for Golden Gates. Then he went on talking about how contractors talked about paying out $1,000. Then he went on talking how the former minister came in and now he has more than he came in with. Mr Speaker, I think that that is wrong, and I think the Member should apologize and withdraw those statements because clearly he is referring to me in a dishonourable way and my privilege is being breached.” Mr Russell was then advised by the Speaker of the House, Alvin Smith, to withdraw his remarks if he was not able to provide some evidence to corroborate it. Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker, there is no difference between what I did this morning, and what the Member did (a few weeks ago The wrangle continued between Mr Russell and a few seated PLP MPs for a few minutes before his initial exchange was eventually withdrawn. The comments, however, were not expunged from the records of the House of Assembly. resort development, and Baha Mar officials say this shows ScotiaBank and its partners have confidence in the project and its economic potential. In a statement issued yesterday, the company said: “With this settlement, the commencement of the Baha Mar world-class development project is now in a position to move forward, subject to the project receiving the necessary approvals from the government of the Bahamas.” Sarkis Ismirlian, chairman and CEO of Baha Mar, said: “We and the ScotiaBank-led syndicate have worked very hard over these past several weeks to reach a settlement that serves the best interests of all parties, and should also benefit the Bahamas. “I want to thank the ScotiaBank-led syndicate for their continued support of Baha Mar. In reaching this settlement, both sides accommodated each other, with the ultimate goal of ful ly repaying the lenders for their outstanding goal. Mr Ismirlian added: “With this agreement in place, we are hopeful the government of the Bahamas will move expeditiously to provide the necessary approvals – as they recently said they would – so that we can commence this project, which holds such significant economic and job benefits for the Bahamas, and which will transform the Bahamas into one of the premier global resort destinations.” The company expects to start construction later this year, and eventually employ 11,000 Bahamians and inject $1 billion into the economy in the first year of operation. See Tribune Business for more information. Baha Mar reaches agreement over loan on hotels F ROM page one F ROM page one Home demolished F ROM page one PM: Bradley Roberts has ‘intimidated’ PLP over Arawak Homes issue Minister forced to withdraw allegations against MP F ROM page one ALLEGATIONS: Kenneth Russell

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in the crash identified the bodies of their loved ones at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH day morning, Mr Lubin’s family heard nothing. T hey waited for hours in agony at the crash site off C oral Harbour Road yesterday afternoon as Royal Bahamas Defence Force( RBDF) divers searched the wreckage in murky waters 56 ft deep, 400ft from the shoreline, for signs of Mr Lubin and of a Jamaicanm an whose passport was found at the crash site and who remained missing lastn ight. But Mr Lubin’s family’s t errible anguish ended in relief when he called from San Salvador just before 7pma nd told them he had taken a mailboat to San Salvador i nstead. Mr Lubin and seven other sound technicians were hiredt o set up entertainment systems for the Homecoming e vents at Graham’s Harbourside in San Salvador, which started last night. Homecoming organiser Ishmael Terrence Major said all but one of the seven tech n icians scheduled to fly to San Salvador on a Bahamasair flight Tuesday morningm issed the plane and the remaining six arranged to fly w ith Captain Nelson on the Acklins Blue airplane instead. F light Standards Inspec torate officials said Acklins B lue was not a certified charter operator. Concern about the safety o f the flight was expressed at the crash site yesterday as the nine-seater plane, with capacity to seat ten and carry up to 1,900lbs, was said toh ave been loaded down with 900lbs of equipment and eight or nine passengers, including one who weighed 385lbs. A lthough the identities of the eight men killed in thec rash were not released by officials last night, they are understood to be pilot Nelson Hanna, RBDF officer Devon Storr, BEC linesman Cory Farquharson, Delton Roderick Taylor, and sound engineers Chet Johnson, Sascha Mildor, Lavard Curtis of gospel group Shabak and Clarence “Nat” Williams who headed an entertainment technology company. All were in their 20’s and 30’s, Assistant Superintendent of Police Hulan Hanna said. Mr Major, who is also chief councillor in San Salvador, said: “It’s sad to know that we have people flying in and out and they don’t have the certification to be out there. “I’m saddened by what happened, we are all broken over it.” However, he said the Homecoming events will go on as planned. “We have come this far and we have spoken to someone from Nat Williams’ company and we will make sure everything goes as planned because knowing him, he would have wanted it no other way,” he said. But Obie Pindling, leader of the band Visage, who arranged several months ago to play in San Salvador this weekend, said band members have not yet decided whether they will perform this weekend as planned. M r Pindling said they have all been unable to work since losing their sound technician and friend of 15 yearsN at Williams and other colleagues, and he said Captain H anna, a pilot of 20 years, was also a close friend of the band. I haven’t been able to work, much less play music,” M r Pindling said. “You talk about getting on a stage and entertainingp eople, but when we can’t even make ourselves happy at this stage, how are we going to make a crowd hap py? Everybody on that plane was related to the band in some way or another.” H ospital officials said the bodies of those killed in the c rash will be released to their families today as relatives identified the bodies of theirl oved ones at the PMH morgue. C ory Farquharson’s sister, Charlotte Farquharson, described her brother as anu nderstanding human being and said her grief is all the more as she and her brother buried their father in June. “Anybody who knew him k new my brother would give the shirt on his back,” she said. The brother of sound engineer Chet Johnson said: Words can’t explain what I am going through right now, I am just trying to keep up w ith it and be there for his wife and my mom.” C at Island MP Philip “Brave” Davis issued a state ment over the massive loss f or families and the community. He said the pilot was his and his wife’s personal friend. His service to people of San Salvador is unmatched and today the people of that island stand with his family in this time of testing,” MrD avis said. “We would also pause to pay tribute to Devon Storr, a focused young man who laid the foundation of promise to serve his country as a pilot on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. “And to Bishop Clarence and Evangelist Barbara Williams, we share your loss of a promising young son, Nat Williams. “The Bahamas salutes all of them today as they all have touched our lives and assisted in building our coun try.” RBDF officers will con tinue to search the murky waters of the crash site today in hopes of finding signs of the missing Jamaican man as the wreckage is expected to be hauled from the lake for inspection in the investiga tion into the cause of the crash. Air Traffic control offi cials reported smoke poured from the left engine of the Cessna 402 as it took off on Tuesday and the pilot appeared to be turning back to the runway when the plane crashed into the nearby lake. Police have asked wit nesses to report any information that may assist inves tigations by calling 911 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 20, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ANXIOUSWAIT: Families wait in the rain outside Princess Margaret Hospital morgue yesterday for information on their loved ones. T im Clarke / Tribune staff Lake Killarney crash: missing passenger is found to be alive F ROM page one Shar e your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. 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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor Some $50 million per month will be spent during the “peak construction” of Baha Mar’s $2.6 billion Cable Beach development, Tribune Business was told yesterday, as the developer expressed hope that the Bahamian government’s approvals process would move forward “as expeditiously as possible” following resolution of the Scotiabank syndicate’s $200 million outstanding loan. Baha Mar confirmed yesterday afternoon that “all outstanding issues” concerning the Scotiabank-led syndicate’s loan had been resolved via the debtfor-equity swap first revealed by Tribune Business, with the banks taking an equity stake in the $2.6 billion project, thus removing the major obstacle to the development proceeding. Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s senior vice-president of external and governmental affairs, told Tribune Business that neither Baha Mar, nor Sco tiabank, was disclosing any details of the settlement, although this newspaper had been told that initial discussions had revolved around the banking syndicate taking a 20 per cent equity stake. Given that the $2.6 billion project is receiving some $2.45 billion in debt financing from the China Import-Export Bank, C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 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 Sleep well while your money grows. Sleep w ell while y ou r mone y gro ws. up to 6% interest* *Certain restrictions applywww.BankBahamas.com By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Bahamian small busi ness sector is “close to col lapse and regressing a lot”, a consultant to these companies warned yesterday, telling Tribune Business many were losing hope and believing their “future looks bleak”. Describing the Bahamian small business community as standing at “a crossroads”, due to a combination of the recession and absence of a formal struc ture to support their devel opment, Mark A. Turn quest, of Mark A. Turnquest Consulting, said he, too, was losing confidence in the country’s future, adding: “I’m more disappointed in the progress of our country than ever before.” Warning that Bahamianowned businesses were in danger of being “reduced to a mere fraction” of where they were in the so-called 2005 and 2006 ‘years of plenty’ prior to the recession, Mr Turnquest said there appeared to be a general lack of “motivation, creativ ity and innovation” to turn the sector around. And he urged the Gov ernment to clarify the sta tus of its Small and Medium-Sized Business Development legislation, telling this newspaper that the absence of information on its progress had caused some small businesses to lose hope that it would ever come to fruition. “We’re at a crossroads, because these small busi nesses don’t know what type of hope they have. They’re becoming hopeless,” Mr Small business sector is ‘close to collapsing’ * Consultant to firms in sector says many ‘losing hope’ because ‘future looks bleak’, due to perceived lack of support * Warns: ‘I’m more disappointed in the progress of our country than ever before’ M ARK A. TURNQUEST SEE page 7B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Government is look ing to marry its own rec ommendations that it believes will be “even more beneficial” to Bahamian casino gaming with those proposed by the private sector, the minister of tourism and aviation said yesterday, as it moves to “enhance and hold on to the significant competitive advantages” this nation has in the sector. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace confirmed to Tribune Business that proposed reforms to Bahamian casiGovernment’s own reforms ‘even more beneficial’ to gaming industr s progress SEE page 6B By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor The Minister of Tourism and Aviation yesterday expressed confidence that the Bahamas would have “an outstanding Civil Aviation” regime if it continued down the path it was currently on, adding that a Green Paper on its development was currently being prepared. Asked how the Govern ment was faring in imple menting the recommenda tions contained in the Interna tional Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO the Bahamas’ civil aviation safety system, and this nation’s proposed action plan, given that it was found to lack more than 61 per cent of the key safety elements required, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace said the reform process was “continuing”. “Every day we’re moving forward with that,” he told T ribune Business. “We’ve never paused. Some things are happening in terms of putting forward a Green Paper on the development of Civil Aviation in the Bahamas, so that we have the best possible model for all islands of the Bahamas.” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said Civil Aviation’s Flight Standards and Flight Standards Inspectorate (FSI had been “recognised as one of the best units in the region,so that shows what we can do with the selection of the right people. Bahamas on course for an ‘outstanding Civil Aviation regime’ * Bahamas putting together Green Paper on ‘best Civil A viation model for all islands’ * But private airline chief concerned about pace of implementing reforms s uggested in ICAO audit r esponse, and says existing regulations not always being properly enforced* Says Bahamian aviation i ndustry is ‘safe’ SEE page 5B ROBERT SANDS By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A leading Freeport-based wholesaler yesterday expressed concern that Customs was trying a new tactic to pressure it into compliance with demands to submit a ‘bonded goods sales’ r eport, telling Tribune Business the Department had rejected its September 2010 post-paid duty sales report and submission of $ 50,504 worth of duties to the Public Treasury. Christopher Lowe, Kelly’s (Freeport said the company was yesterday informed by its broker that Customs had rejected its report and associated duty payment for September until it submitted a bonded goods sales report. Describing this as “a new approach still pushing for the same thing”, Mr Lowe expressed concern that Customs would use this a s a new reason to detain the wholesaler’s imported trailers, telling Tribune Business that because it had rejected Septemb er’s duty payment it would refuse to clear any further imports until the funds owing were received. Explaining the latest twist in the dispute between Kelly’s (Freeport Customs rejects firm’s $50,504 duty submission * Bonded goods sales report battle heats up in Freeport, as government agency refuses to accept duty payment until same is received* Wholesaler fears new angle being sought to d etain firm’s imported trailers * Adds that two other companies have also had trailers detained over same issue SEE page 4B T HE ORIGINAL r endering of the Baha Mar project. $50m monthly spend during Baha Mar peak n Major obstacle to $2.6bn Cable Beach redevelopment now removed after $200m Scotiabank loan settled via bank equity stake n Developer hopes Bahamian government approvals to move ‘as expeditiously as possible’ n Ball now in Government’s court and House debate, with construction contracts for Bahamian companies ‘ready to go’ upon completion SEE page 9B By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net ORLANDO, Florida Ritz-Carlton's only international Desti nation Club property, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, is readying for an improved 2011,after a 20 per cent increase in rental interest followed the property's addition to Marriott's widely-visited website, Edward Kinney, Ritz-Carlton’s vice-president of corporate affairs and brand awareness, told Tribune Business yesterday that despite a slow start to sales of the wholly-owned condo units and property segments, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay was doing well as a destination club, with its points-based membership programme showing the same promise as its sister chain, Marriott. Abaco Club’s 20% r ental inter est rise SEE page 3B

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By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN W hat is crea tivity anyway? I've had many people say: “I could never do what you do." In all likelihood, they might be correct. But a popular misc onception is that creativity h appens in a flash of inspir ation. Just the opposite is true. It's a way of thinking and approaching a problem. True creativity and originality is a time-consuming process involving imagination, a sense of curiosity and analytical skills. A writer expresses ‘crea tivity’ as a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, fuelled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight. We tend to speak about creativity in all sorts of contexts, and it’s used in reference to everything from ‘scrapb ooking’ to advertising, sculpture to physics, writing to teaching. We know the value of creativity. In other words, we associate creativity with an ‘otherness’ like it’s floating a round out there waiting to b e found (or worse, invente d). Let me chime in and say that creativity is a state of mind, or simply a mood. That means anyone can feel creative at some time. Some of us may be in the mood more often, and some less.Y et very few people are creative at all times. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. For example, if you have ideas but don't act on them, you are imaginative but not c reative. Creativity requires w hole-brain thinking; rightb rain imagination, artistry and intuition, plus left-brain logic and planning. Who are creative people? I recently spoke to a f riend about the creative p rocesses and, at one point, h e said to me: “We let creative guys like you do the design work." "What do you mean by that?" I asked jokingly. "Well, you know, web designers, graphic artists and o ther.... ‘Creative’ people." Only creative people are designers,” I said. W ell, creativity does not o nly equal art, nor is it r eserved for web designers (and artists, or even art in general). Anyone can bec reative. It can be seen outside the design or art. For example: Can cooking be creative? Can food be prepared or arranged on a plate in a creative way? Can sewing be designed in a crea tive way? Can dance be c horeographed in a creative w ay? Can a yard be landscaped in a creative way?Y es, you are absolutely r ight, anyone can be creative. Creativity for a writer is using the same recipe as everyone else, but makingi t unique somehow. Creativity sets a c ompetitive business edge Subsequently, creativity is o ne of the most effective w ays to set your company apart from the competition. Generating fresh solutions to problems, and the ability to create new products, processes or services for a changing market, are part oft he intellectual capital that give a company its competi tive edge. Moreover, business lead e rs are increasingly adopting the principles of art and design to help build creative m uscle in their organisa t ions. On the back of this, creativity is fostered in organisational cultures that value independent thinking, risk taking and learning. They are tolerant of failure and value diversity. You don’t anticipate your business being a 21st century success story if you persist in using 17th century techniques to manage it, do you? Using skills in critical thinking, cre ativity, communication, col laboration and innovation are crucial for achieving success in a global economy. Facebook might seem new, but really it isn’t. Ouch! In fact, common practices used previously offline are now being used to facilitate online practices today. Thus knowledge must be diversi fied in order to establish cre ative connections between two generally unconnected nodes. Take, for example, the rise of info-graphic; (any map, chart or diagram used to explain or analyse an event, object or place). Who would have thought data would ever be considered art? How does the C reative process work? L et’s take a closer look. True, creativity isn't possible without sufficient time. It is like trying to build a house in a week when it really requires three months. There is little time to worry about quality or attention to detail. What you end up with is a poor foundation and a lot of last minute painting to dress it up. Time allows the mind t o explore different a pproaches, revise and d evelop them further. C reativity is progressive by nature, as new ideas inspire even newer ones. As t he initial images and text d evelop, minor adjustments a re made, and an expression or design can be para-p hrased or manipulated to h ave more impact for added interest. However, a critical part of creativity is the attention to detail. Ultimately, it must be a strong solution to the original problem to become a success. C an creativity be learned? A study by George Land r eveals that we are naturally creative, and learning to be creative is akin to learning a sport. It requires practice to develop the right muscles, and a supportive environment in which to flourish. R esearch has also revealed that everyone has creative abilities. For examp le, the more training o btained, the greater the p otential for creative output. The average adultt hinks of three-six alternat ives for any given situation, while the average child thinks of 60. This comes as a great r elief, since creativity does n’t come from anything, since it is grounded in ideas and knowledge you alreadyh ave. Practice drawing connec tions between two seeming l y unrelated people or o bjects using knowledge you already have. Or consider comparing an object to a person, like yours pouse and your coffeemak er. That may not be a safe comparison, but take the time to really assess what you know about each object or person, as I would like to t hink that creativity is often f ound in the overlooked d etails. I particularly liked opera singer Dan Klein's explana tion of creative work. “Creativity is the ability or process in which someone identifies the rules or traditions of a set paradigm, and then goes about interpret ing, breaking or bending them to bring about a new or previously unexplored connection,” he says. Armed with this logic, originality is a crucial part of the creative equation, and being courageous and bold in doing something that no one else would attempt often speaks volumes. Creativity has no end point, so for this reason, challenge yourself to be dar ing and ignite your unique ness. Never let the fear of striking out prevent you from winning the game. So until we meet again, have fun, enjoy life and stay on top of your game! NB: Author welcomes feedback at deedee2111@hotmail.com C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Firms must ‘ignite their uniqueness’ THE ART OF GRAPHIX DEIDRE M.BASTIAN

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Bank of the Bahamas International (BOB announced that starting this S aturday, it will introduce f ull-service banking hours f or that day at its Village and Harrold Road locations between the hours of 9:30ama nd 1pm. " We decided to open on S aturdays to make banking m ore convenient for, and accessible to, our customers," said Ian Thomp-s on, business manager for retail credit. "We understand the busy lifestyles of our customers and time cons traints that they face during the week. Some simply find it very difficult to get t heir banking done, espec ially if they have school r uns and other errands to make. Customers can therefore t ake advantage of this additional day of banking, which gives them the flexibility andtime they need. This is all a part of the bank's commitment in providing solutions f or its customers." Bank of the Bahamas International customers mayc onduct regular banking business, which includes o pening accounts, applying for loans, credit cards or mortgages and MoneyG ram services. In addition, customers will c ontinue to have the convenience of banking online around the clock atw ww.bankbahamas.com. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 3B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 7KH'HQWDO&DUH&HQWHUZ LVKHVWRLQIRUPWKHJHQHUDOSXEOLFWKDW*LDYDQQD'HDQPLWK'+L V1RORQJHUWKHGHQWDOK\JLHQLVW DWWKH'HQWDO&DUH&HQWHU DQGLVQRORQJHUDXWKRUL]HGWR FRQGXFWEXVLQHVVRUERRNDQ\ D SSRLQWPHQWVRQEHKDOIRI 'U'DQWH%D]DUG 'U&RSLOLQH\PRXU DQGWKH 'HQWDO&DUH&HQWHU 7RPDNHFOHDQLQJDSSRLQWPHQW S OHDVHFRQWDFWRXURIFH RUYLVLWRXURIFHDW $RRU /RIIDQ+RXVH 0867(// + RXVHRQ9LUJLQLD6WUHHWZLWKKDUERXUYLHZ 7 ZREHGWZREDWKVHSDUDWHHIFLHQF\ 7 ZRPLQXWHZDONWR-XQNDQRR%HDFK ) LYHPLQXWHZDONWR%D\WUHHW , GHDOIRUJLIWVKRSUHVWDXUDQWHWF 5 IHU 3 S ATURDAY SOLUTION: B ank of the Bahamas International’s Harrold Road branch is one of two locations that will offer full-service Saturday banking. The hours of operation are 9:30am to 1 pm, starting on Saturday, October 9. According to Mr Kinney, the Ritz property's equity-based luxury travel programme has shown an uptick in Abaco, and the company is looking forward to more interest next year, espcially as it is the only Ritz-Carlton Desination Club in the Caribbean region listed on the Marriott site. Marriott's site is one of the most visited industrys ites in the world, and the most successful resort and hotel chain. A second Ritz-Carlton property was planned for the Bahamas, to be constructed on Rose Island. However, the project was shelved after the development's main financier, Lehman Broth ers, toppled near the end of 2008. Some industry officials told Tribune Businessrecently that those planscouldbe dusted off quite soon, as whispers of the project’s refinancing float amongst those in the know. It has beenhinted alsothat if the project comes to fruition the residential development segment would be scrapped for a single hotel development. Rose Island remains scarred, however, where the development began and ended, with a semidug canal creating a blue, eye-like iris surrounded by scythed, bare limestone. It is known, though, that construction on what was to be the ferry dock for the project, Nassau Harbour Club, continued despite the fall of the financier and is close to completion, while a con tingent of developers related to the project remain embeded in Nassau. FROM page 1B Abaco Club’s 20 per cent r ental interest rise Bank opens for Saturday banking

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rejected our duty paid sales report for the month of September, which encapsulates over $50,000 to be paid to the T reasury, pending receipt of our bonded sales report. “We just found this out. At the end of the month, we run these post-paid duty sales reports that go along with a Customs entry showing, for September, that we have collected $50,504. They have r efused to receive it pending receipt of a bonded goods sales report. If they refuse to receive the money, they can stop clearing trailers.” Customs’ latest approach in an escalating battle with Kelly’s (Freeport Government in Nassau last w eek told the Department to stop detaining the company’s eight trailers in a bid to hold it to ransom over the bonded goods sales report demand. Some six of those trailers have now been cleared and released by Bahamas Customs, but the company is now fearf ul that other means to detain the remaining two with two further trailers set to arrive imminently are being sought. Mr Lowe yesterday told Tribune Business that Kelly’s( Freeport) was not alone, adding: “There are two other companies whose trailers have been held up pending receipt of a bonded goods sales report.” Bonded goods sales is a practice whereby Freeport-based wholesalers, such as DollyM adison, Kelly's (Freeport and Bellevue Business Depot, are able to sell products to other GBPA licencees for use in their respective businesses only, without any duty being paid to Customs/Government on their sale. It is a report on this activity t hat Customs is seeking, but Kelly’s (Freeport neys are arguing that this has never been requested before, and is not included in any statute law, policy or agreement concerning their relationship. Practice T he current practice, they argue, is that on the 15th of every following month, Kelly’s and other licencees submit a report on sales where duty is post paid such as sales to residents and non-GBPA licenceestogether with the relevant duty sum. And it was Kelly’s refusal to submit bonded goods sales reports that saw Customs detain eight of their imported trailers, in a bid to force the company to bow to its demands. A September 30, 2010, letter s ent to the Comptroller of Customs and head of Customs in Freeport by Kelly’s (Freeport’s attorney, Fred Smith QC, a Callender’s & Co attorney and partner, called on the government agency to withdraw its demand for a bonded goods sales report as contained in itsA ugust 5, 2010, letter to the company. Stating that a review of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and Customs Management Act produced no authority for Customs to legally demand such a report, Mr Smith wrote: “This spontaneous demand is con-t rary to an established practice that has existed between our client and your Department since 1986, whereby our client provided monthly duty paid sales reports and entries to your Department. “Our client is a Licensee of the Grand Bahama PortA uthority and has conducted its business under the provisions of its License for decades. The importation of dutyexempt goods by our client is governed by the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and the law of the Bahamas, and not at the whim of your Department. Our client has contractually and statutorily protected rights to conduct its business as it has been conducting it, and has a legitimate expectation that it is entitled to continue to conduct its business as heretofore without arbitrary interference by your Department conjuring up new procedures.” And Mr Smith warned: “We have advised our client that this subsequent refusal by your Department to clear the six containers upon the basis that our client has not supplied ‘Bonded sales in JanuaryAugust’ is unlawful. Further, your Department’s complete refusal to deal at all with the other two containers is also unlawful. “In the premises, you are in possession of our client’s goods and have no lawful authority to detain the same. “For the avoidance of any doubt, we hereby require you to surrender our client’s goods, comprising the eight containers of goods referred to above, up to them forthwith.” Warning that Kelly’s (Freeport’s placed “in jeopardy”, and that it had already suffered financial losses, Mr Smith demanded that the trailers be cleared and the necessary paperwork for their release accepted, with no conditions, such as a ‘bonded good sales report’, attached. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM ' U/LX=HOLQ/HRf+ DV 029('IURPLOODJHRDGWR :LQFKHVWHUWUHHWDOPGDOH1 0LUDFXORXV&KLQHVHHGLFDO'RFWRU 6WRSDLQ,Q$LQXWHV Customs rejects firm’s $50,504 duty submission FROM page 1B

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“Training has been outstanding, the absorption of that training has been very good, so as long as we continue down the path of putting the right people in the right places, I’m sure we will have an outstanding Civil Aviation regime in the near future.” However, Captain Randy Butler, head of Bahamianowned private airline, Sky Bahamas, yesterday expressed concern to Tribune Business over whether the Bahamas was implementing its corrective action plan in respect of the ICAO report, pointing out that there appeared to be no line items in the 2010-2011 Budget specifically dedicated to financing the changes. From what I’ve seen, they’re still at the same place,”he said. “They have a corrective action plan, and for a number of items, dates have come and gone. For new regulations, dates have come and gone, and for new people, dates have come and gone.” Adding that he would like the Bahamian public to be more aware of aviation safety, Captain Butler told Tribune Business that Civil Aviation “lacks the resources and manpower to carry out its mandate”. He added: “In terms of regulation, we have regulations now that are not enforced effect ively. There needs to be more enforcement of the current regulations as we have them, and I’d like to see us become more compliant with ICAO and international standards.” As to the impact of Tuesday’s tragic crash, which took eight lives, on the Bahamian p rivate airline and charter sector, Captain Butler said that while it was too early to determine the precise fall-out, some negative consequences were likely. “It’s too early to say,” he explained. “This morning the passenger numbers were down a little bit, but September and October are slow months. It’s too early to tell, but I imagine we will see some impact because people may become fearful of flying. Safe “I would say aviation is safe i n the Bahamas. It doesn’t mean that there’s an absence of risk, but it’s safe.” The 2009 ICAO audit, a copy of which was obtained by Tribune Business, found that the Civil Aviation Department's organisational structure "doesn ot reflect in sufficient detail and does not clearly define the r egulatory and safety oversight functions and responsibilities" in a number of key areas. It added: "Furthermore, the Bahamas has not established a distinct separation between the regulatory/safety oversight enti t ies and the service providers in the areas of air navigation s ervices (ANS (AGA "While the Flight Standards Inspectorate (FSI an impress fund to cover the cost for training, travel expenses and investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents, the Civil Aviation Department depends entirely on State budget allocations to fund its operations, and its financial resources are not sufficient to enable it to fulfil the state's responsibility for safety over sight." One area where the Government moved quickly was on reforms to the Bahamas' air craft register. The ICAO report found: "A review of the aircraft register revealed incomplete essential information for a large number of aircraft on the register, and discrepancies on the electronic register. " In particular, neither the actual number of aircraft registered in the Bahamas, nor the current status of these aircraft, can be accurately determined. In addition, a registration mark in use can easily be confused with urgent signals. Furthermore, the official aircraft regist er is not kept in a secure location that provides protection from fire and theft." The Bahamas' response appears to have been swift. In its reply to the ICAO report, this nation acknowledged that the findings in relation to the aircraft registry were "critical", a nd that "immediate measures were taken to correct". A number of measures were completed by the deadline of March 30, 2009, and June 30, 2009, with further deadlines scheduled to be met at endOctober and November 2009. It is not known whether those d eadlines were met, but the Bahamas said: "A complete review of the Bahamas Aircraft Registry has been carried out to reliably determine the number and status of all aircraft currently registered in the Bahamas. " During the review of the aircraft registry, any aircraft w hose status could not be reliably determined has been deregistered and the owners notified. During the aircraft registry review, any aircraft found to have been issued with a registration mark that might b e confused with urgent signals has been deregistered." A nother weakness identified by ICAO was that the Bahamas had not certified any of the air ports in this nation, leaving it in non-compliance with Annex 14 to the Chicago Convention. "At the time of the audit, the B ahamas has 19 aerodromes for international operations, 39 aerodromes for domestic operations and no heliports," the ICAO audit found. "Some aerodromes are in the process of developing an aerodrome manual. However, the Civil Aviation Department has so far not yet received any aerodrome manual for its acceptance or approval.” C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 5B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM %$+$0$6(/(&75,&,7<&25325$7,21 9$&$1&<,&( ',(6(/”(5$7$%$&2”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n o gaming laws and regulat ions, which had been submitted by the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA and other interested parties, were “all in front of me now”. While some proposed r eforms would be “fairly easy to adopt, others require more consideration”, the minister said. He added that the Government would study other nations that had i mplemented similar c hanges to their casino gaming regulatory regimes, and analyse the impact these had, to determine what the likely effects would be in the Bahamas. Telling Tribune Business that this presented “a wonderful opportunity” to benchmark against other jurisdictions and determine what the proposed reforms’ likely impact will be, Mr V anderpool-Wallace said no t imeline had been set for him to bring the proposals f orward to Cabinet and, subs equently, take them to the H ouse of Assembly. “There are a number of items that weren’t listed in the list brought forward that we think will have an even bigger impact on gaming, so t hey are part of the consideration,” Mr VanderpoolWallace told Tribune Business. Accepted These, he added, had also b een generally accepted by the industry, and the minister added: “We’re looking at things that will be even more beneficial, and are working on them simultaneo usly [with the private sect or’s proposals].” I ndicating that there was n o immediate urgency to i mplement reforms to the B ahamas’ casino gaming legislation, Mr VanderpoolWallace said the Government’s approach was to adopt a comprehensive a mendment package that c ould all be introduced at the same time. A cknowledging that the casino gaming industry’s importance to the Bahamian tourism industry and wider economy was significant, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: “It has always been an i mportant product of some p arts of the Bahamas. The other consideration is to w hat extent do we have it proliferate throughout the Bahamas, but certainly in Grand Bahama and Nassau, it’s always been part of the product offering. “We think we have quite a significant competitive advantage and want to hold o n to that advantage. We believe the industry has great value and importance to us, and want to enhance it.” Describing reforms of the B ahamas’ antiquated gami ng laws as “very import ant”, Robert Sands, the BHA’s president, had toldT ribune Business yesterday: There are some far-reachi ng reforms that the Casino C ommittee of the BHA has s ubmitted to the Minister for his review. We had a detailed listing that we sub-m itted to the Government of the Bahamas, and have been assured they have taken them all into considerat ion.” Content Asked about the content o f the BHA’s reform recommendations, Mr Sands said: “It has a lot to do with r egulatory issues, it has a lot t o do with competitiveness, i t has a lot to do with marketing issues, and a lot to dow ith opening the paramet ers in terms of eligibility [to gamble] going forward.” Yet the BHA president indicated that the Bahamas had merely scratched the service of the casino industry’s economic potential to d ate, and hinted that this n ation was losing its competitiveness as both US states and other nations,w ith more flexible laws and improved product offerings, entered the market. “The Bahamas could have a very significant advantage, a nd that’s called proximity,” Mr Sands told Tribune Busi n ess. “We have not been able to parlay that into success, either because of cost or a lack of competitiveness. Once we address the cost i n terms of getting here, and a ddress the competitiveness of the product offering, more so compared to that of Caribbean competitors, and follow closely what is offered in North America, w e will be well on our way t o consolidating our posit ion. We have to be market driven and go on the demand of what customers want.” Casino operators, chiefly Kerzner International and Baha Mar, have been pressing for gaming law reform for some time. George Markantonis, Kerzner Inter-n ational (Bahamas dent and managing director, underscored the need fors uch change earlier this year, when he revealed that Atlantis’s casino business was falling per cent y ear-over-year every year” due to increased competit ion from many US states. He explained that this was w hy Kerzner International had decided to invest $20$ 25 million in upgrading A tlantis's casino to "make i t state-of-the art and able t o compete with any other casino offering". The rapid expansion of casino and gaming facilities in many US states, especially in Florida and the northeast states, key markets for A tlantis and the Bahamas, meant it was vital the resort and the country "make it e asier, more attractive to b ring people here". " We have to stay competitive," Mr Markantonis said." Our gaming business is d own 15 per cent year-overyear every year, because there's so much competitiona round us. Every US state i s opening up casinos." Among the reforms proposed were allowing Bahamian casino staff tom ulti-task and deal several games at once, rather than being restricted to the oneg ame as they are currently. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 14thAmericas Food&Beverage Show&Conference For information contact Omar Gonzalez at omar.gonzalez@fas.usda.gov. 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Turnquest told Tribune B usiness. “They’re questioning the Small and Medium-Sized Business Development Act’s significance, asking: ‘How can government not bring it to us yet?’ T hey’re taking too long.” B oth Zhivargo Laing, m inister of state for finance, and Bahamas Chamber of Commerce president, Khaalis Rolle, told Tribune Business earlier this week that the Government was working with the private s ector to effectively develo p a ‘joint venture’ piece of legislation that would “marry” both sides’ initiatives to assist small business development in this nation. A cknowledging that he w as not intimately involved with the legislation’s development, Mr Turnquest urged Mr Laing to clarify the proposed Act’s status, and added: “Right now, it’s so confusing, because the small business owners are n ot motivated. The banks are not lending money, the Government is not riding to their support, no innovation is taking place. Small businesses were optimistic about the Small a nd Medium-Sized Business Development Act earlier t his year, but right now t hey’re not highly motivated a bout that because they’ve s een no [progress]. Bleak Right now, the future l ooks bleak. I’m more disa ppointed in the progress of o ur country than ever before. Last year, I said: ‘Turn the leaf and see what’s going on.’..... But right now, I’m not personally confident in our future. Where are the processes, actions, practical s olutions?” H ence the need, according to Mr Turnquest, for the G overnment to outline its p lans for the proposed leg i slation and Bahamian small business development going forward. P ointing out that there had been no real discussion about how Bahamian small businesses and the wider economy would benefit from exploiting trade agree ments such as the Economic Partnership Agreement( EPA) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO Turnquest said: “Right now,w e’re in a worse position and close to collapsing as a small business sector. “We will end up having a b unch of a few big businesse s, but when it comes to small businesses, we’re regressing a lot. There’s al ack of opportunity when it comes to financing, and a lack of structure. No one is saying this is how we arep roactively going to develop a small business community together.” Criticising the Govern ment and leading private sector institutions for previously failing to act ‘in sync’ when it came to Bahamian small business development, Mr Turnquest said that fail ing to get it right in this area, and both increase employment and deepen Bahamian economic ownership, w ould have negative conseq uences for this society. “It’s quite obvious that if we keep on doing this, there’s going to be an increase in crime, decrease in our GDP, a decrease in o ur well-being and, of course, we’re going to be r educed to a mere fraction o f what we were in 2005, 2 006 and 2007,” he said. We have to get back to t hose years of 2005, 2006 a nd 2007. That is our objective we should be aiming at.I know we might not get back to those levels, but we need to use innovation and creativity to get there. We are moving backwards as a n ation right now.” U rging the Government not to impede foreign direct i nvestment in Bahamian s mall business sectors, Mr T urnquest told Tribune Business that the Bahamas was “presently almost theo nly country in the Caribbean without a Small and Medium-Sized Business Development Act”. Pointing out that Jamaica had such legislation since 1974, he added: “All we are d oing is putting a strangleh old on our growth and d evelopment. I can’t tell you what will happen next year,b ecause based on my analy sis I see us moving backwards completely compared to last year. We rely tooh eavily on tourism.” I n an article previously published in Tribune Busi ness, Mr Turnquest said B ahamian small and medi um-sized businesses were failing at the rate of five per week, while its contribution to the overall economy had shrunk by two percentage points over the past three y ears to just 3 per cent. A lso calling for a plan to encourage 80,000 Bahamians to return to the Family Islands, enticed by successful business development in those locations, Mr Turnq uest said: "All stakeholde rs that cater to SMEs need to do more if our country wants to diversify our economy, reduce our national debt and increase our GDP. "Conversely, the only way that our economy is going t o grow is to reduce borr owing, focus more on SME d evelopment and increase the country's production levels via new entrepreneurial (innovation, manufacturing, commerce etc) activities. "Stakeholders who focus on small business development have been unsuccessful in creating strategies/policies on how to mitigate the negative impact of the recession with regards to small and medium-sized e nterprises (SMEs B ahamas." 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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 9B this implies that the initial equity will be worth $145 million, indicating the banking syndicate’s stake would be worth $29 million. Those values, though, are likely to be different in the final outcome. “The important issue for us is that now, hopefully, since the Scotiabank settlement is in place, the [Bahamian government] approvals process will take place,” Mr Sands said, indicating that Baha Mar was now awaiting Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham making good on his commitment to move the House of Assembly debate and other approvals through to a successful conclusion. Adding that the developer wanted to “begin the Baha Mar project without further delay”, Mr Sands said it had already submitted all relevant documentation to the Government via the Bahamas Investment Authority. The major remaining obstacles are the House of Assembly debate on the 8,000-plus Chinese work permits, the 265-acre land transfers (freehold and leasehold) that Baha Mar’s Chinese partners are insisting upon as a condition to consummate their alliance, and the 49 conditions precedent that Baha Mar has to fulfill with the Gov ernment. “We have done what we think we can do at this time, and now await the approval process outlined by the Government,” Mr Sands said. “As far as we are concerned, our Chinese partners understand that the land transfers take place at certain time spots, and that is all part of the approval process of the Government of the Bahamas. “If I had to sum it up in a couple of words, we’d like to see these approvals done as expeditiously as possible.” Mr Sands said that while Mr Izmirlian was “excited to have reached this point, he will be even happier when we put shovels in the ground” and realise his vision for Baha Mar and the Cable Beach strip, in addition to “creating the sig n ificant economic impact that will accrue”. Baha Mar again reiterated that its project would create 11,000 Bahamian jobs once it became fully operational, in addition to injecting $1 billion into the economy during that f irst year of operations, while bringing 430,000 additional visitors to the Bahamas. That economic impact is a little while off, but Mr Sands said the developer was “ready to go” on issuing the contracts t o Bahamian contractors for the $100 million-plus construction of the new Commercial Village, Straw Market and West Bay Street re-routing once all Bahamian government approvals were in. Certainly, with the phasing of construction and the first phase Commercial Village and roadworks, you can be assured there will be significant impact inputted into the national economy from the day we start this p roject,” Mr Sands said. Peak “At the peak of construction, we will be spending $50 milliona month, which is a huge amount of expenditure. Certainly, the impact that we have always outlined from day one will become a reality. There will be significant inflows of capital during peak construction.” The Scotiabank settlement, on the face of it, is something of a triumph for Baha Mar and its chairman/chief executive, Sarkis Izmirlian, whose tough negotiating stance seems to have prevailed in forcing a conservative lender to take an equity stake rather than send in the receivers/administrators to regain its loan. In truth, though, Scotiabank probably had little option, given that none of its choices were attractive. Receivership would have saddled it with two lossmaking properties, and it wouldh ave incurred significant multimillion additional costs to keep the hotels running and lay-off staff, with little prospect of recovering the $200 million amount from a new buyer. In his statement yesterday, Mr Izmirlian said Baha Mar had all the necessary financing in place to construct the pro ject, with a start slated for later this year. A Letter of Intent had been signed with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to man age the 200-room luxury resort, and other resort brands were set to be unveiled shortly. Mr Izmirlian said: ““We and the Scotiabank-led syndicate have worked very hard over these past several weeks to reach a settlement that serves the best interests of all parties, and should also benefit the Bahamas. “I want to thank the Scotiab ank-led syndicate for their continued support of Baha Mar. In reaching this settlement, both sides accommodated each other, with the ultimate goal of fully repaying the lenders for their outstanding loan. The settlement, which i ncludes the syndicate now becoming an equity participant in the Baha Mar project, demonstrates Scotiabank and its other partners’ confidence in the project, and its economic potential for the Bahamas. “With this agreement in place, we are hopeful that the Government of the Bahamas will move expeditiously to provide the necessary approvals as they recently said they wouldso that we can commence this project, which holds such significant economic and job benefits for the Bahamas, and which will transform the Bahamas into one of the premier global resort destinations.” In the debt-for-equity swap talks, Baha Mar/the Izmirlians had initially offered to pay $75 million in cash to Scotiabank a s an upfront, part-payment of the loan, with the remaining debt around $130 million to be converted into an equity stake that the bank would hold in the Cable Beach redevelopment. However, Scotiabank was s aid to be seeking a greater upfront cash payment worth $110 million, sources told Tribune Business, putting the two sides some $35 million apart. Scotiabank wants a greater portion of the debt, estimated to be around $205 million, paid in cash, due to the fact that as a conservative lender it will have to write down the value of the equity stake (loan ance sheet, and is taking a gamble that Baha Mar and its Chi nese partners will be able to deliver the $2.6 billion project and profitable returns on it. The bank, ultimately, has to protect its own interests through adher ing to prudential banking norms, plus those of its depositors and the wider Bahamian banking system, given the sum extended to Baha Mar. F ROM page 1B $50m monthly spend during Baha Mar peak

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C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 13B TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM STEPHEN BERNARD, AP Business Writer NEW YORK Stocks dipped Wednesday after a disappointing report on the jobs market renewed concern about the economy. Treasury yields sank to new lows as investors sought safety and anticipated more stimulus measures from the Federal Reserve. Payroll company ADP said private employers cut jobs in September for the first time in seven months. Investors are seeing a silver lining in the news, however, hoping that it could help push the Federal Reserve to take more action to get the U.S. economy going next month, including stepping up its purchases of bonds. "It's just a matter of when and how much," Christian Hviid, chief market strategist at Genworth Financial Asset Management, said of the Fed's likely plans to buy bonds. "The motivation is to keep (interest rates low." Gold reached another high and the dollar slumped further against other currencies on anticipation that U.S. interest rates could head even lower if the Fed moves aggressively to buy bonds and take other measures to encourage borrowing. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points in afternoon trading. The yield on the two-year Treasury note touched a record low 0.38 percent, and the yield on the 10year note fell to 2.37 percent, its lowest level since January 2009 when the country was mired ina recession. More weak economic data in the coming weeks, including any disappointment from Friday's key Labor Department report on employment, could provide further incentive for Fed action. The Dow fell 21.53, or 0.2 percent, to 10,922.81. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.02, or 0.4 percent, to 1,155.73, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 27.00, or 1 percent, to 2,372.83. About four stocks fell for every three that rose on the New York Stock Exchange where volume came to 454 mil lion shares. In corporate news, Johnson & Johnson agreed to buy Dutch biotechnology company Crucell NV for about $2.41 billion. Johnson & Johnson first announced it was planning an offer last month. Johnson & Johnson shares rose 9 cents to $62.89. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s shares dipped after its quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' expectations. They fell 43 cents to $64.23. "Today's numbers suggest (Friday's report won't improve at all," said Mark Luschini, chief market strategist at Janney Mont gomery Scott. Luschini said a bad jobs report from the government Friday would "increase odds the Fed is more forthcoming and aggressive" in trying to stimulate the economy. Japan announced similar bond-buying measures Tuesday when it also cut a key interest rate to near zero. The U.S. central bank long ago set interest rates at near zero, leaving it few other options but to buy Treasurys to further drive interest rates lower. If the Fed continues to push interest rates down it could make investing in stocks and other kinds of riskier assets more appealing by comparison. Private hiring has been slow to pick up as the economy remains sluggish. ADP said private employers cut 39,000 jobs last month. The ADP report usually below comes in below the government's measure of total private payrolls. So far this year, the average difference has been about 75,000. That means Friday's report could show a net increase in private hiring. But the ADP figure does suggest that current forecasts for a gain of about 75,000 private sector jobs could be too high. Gold prices touched another record high as investors shied away from the dollar, whose value is hurt if the Fed buys more bonds. Gold rose as high as $1,351.00 an ounce before pulling back to $1,346.80 an ounce. European indexes initially dipped after Ireland's credit rating was slashed, but bounced back. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.8 percent, Germany's DAX index gained 0.9 percent, and France's CAC-40 rose 0.9 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock average jumped 1.8 percent. Stocks dip, Treasury yields drop following jobs data T RADING PLACE: I n this Sept. 21, 2010, photo trading continues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS A P P h o t o / H e n n y R a y A b r a m s

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JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer W ASHINGTON The risk of a destabilizing bout of deflation has grownas the United States and other countries struggle with weak economic recoveries and lingering financial problems. That assessment, contained in a new International Monetary Fund report released Wednesday, comes a s the Federal Reserve gears up to pump more money into the U.S. economy to strengthen the recovery and prevent any deflationary forces from taking hold. Japan flooded its stagnant economy with money Tuesday in a bid to fight deflation. Deflation is a widespread d rop in prices of goods and services, in the value of homes and stocks, and in wages. It crimps spending by people and businesses and makes it harder for them to pay down debts. All that hurts the economy. " Deflation risks have recently risen again to a high level, although they remain below the peaks reached one year ago," the IMF said. Central banks like the Fed "should be the first line of defense" in combating deflation, the IMF said. Bonds The Fed, the Bank of Japan and central banks in otherc ountries have sliced key i nterest rates close to zero. U nable to cut rates further, the Fed is weighing buying more government bonds to bolster the economy. Such an effort, called quantitative eas-i ng, is aimed at driving down rates on mortgages and other loans to spur buying. Japan made a similar move on Tuesday. T he IMF plays a lead role in looking out for potential problems that can endanger t he global economy and to help countries when they are battling economic and finan-c ial crises. The IMF and the World Bank hold meetings this weekend, where finance officials from the United States and other countries will report on how their economies are recovering from the worst global recession since the 1930s. Financial problems remain t he "Achilles' heel" of recoveries in the United States and Europe, the fund said. Small a nd medium-sized banks in the United States, for example, are still coping with prob-l em commercial real-estate loans, the IMF said. That is hurting the flow of loans to small businesses and hobbling employment, another restraint on the recovery. 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The Tribunes RELIGION SECTION € THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 € PG 21 ByALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter UNDER the theme BelieveŽ FAM FEST 2010 will officially kick off on Friday, October 8 at Clifton Park starting at 7pm.FAM FEST is also apart of the Carifringe Festival 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. According to Matthew Kelly, Festival Coordinator/ BAC Executive: " Carifringe initially approached FAM FEST about participating in the inaugural CariFringe because of their proven track record of providing high quality events. We'd known that FAM's producers have a great appreciation for collaborating and fostering a cross-pollination of ideas and they have really understood the value and vision of the festival." " In the final line-up they provide a strong music component that anchors the festival's second weekend and brings so many talented artists to the stage all in a free event," he said. Reuben Heights, president of FAM Entertainment sat down with Tribune Religion and said the FAM festival is going on its fifteenth year. "It is basically a family free event for them to come together and enjoy international and local Entertainment," he said. Its that Fam Fest time again! SEE page 22

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He explained that the fest is also about reaching the younger people and trying to help change their mentality. Performers at the FAM FEST Concert features special guests such as Papa San, Marvin Winans Jr And Sherwin Gardner, as well as local artists; Christian Massive, Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx and many more. " On Saturday, we are looking to target the entire family with fun activities such as face paintings, rides and characters roaming around such as Alvin and the Chipmunks," he said. Tribune understand that the concert is set to close off on Saturday with the FEST' praise concert, featuring Simeon Outten a singer from Grand Bahama and Prophet Lawrence Rolle. He says," A big list of choirs and liturgical dance groups will be performing as well." Going further, the FAM FEST Concert was inspired by Mark Cartwright, founder and organiser of FAM Entertainment. While they are all up for a good time Mr Heights said the main reason for the FAM FEST event is to promote awareness for young people while bringing families out to have a good time together. Mr Heights added: " We just want people to come out and enjoy themselves, it is a safe environment for all." There will also be about twenty to twenty five tents on the grounds, serving all Bahamian dishes and treats such as guava duff, conch salad and much more.FROM page 21Fam Fest The Tribune PG22 • Thursday, October 7, 2010RELIGION GOOD TIME: Scenes from last year's Fam Fest.

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MATTHEW 4 : 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." We live in a time when all sorts of negative things are happening. All of it is sin, the devil has deceived us into thinking that we can take things that God says are wrong and make them right or accepted. A reckoning day is coming when we have to answer for our actions. We play pat-a-cake with the devil and he is tearing apart our homes and marriages. He's reaping havoc on our jobs, in the lives of our children and taking our society by storm. We have moved over and let him have his way to do whatever he wants to do in our lives. That has to stop. A line must be drawn somewhere when we say, "Enough is enough." Why do we wait so long before we take action against the wiles of the devil? Do you actually think that he cares about any one of us? His job is to kill, steal and destroy, the Bible tells us and that's exactly what he is doing. He has a lifetime plan on how he is going to cause hell in our lives. The amazing thing is we don't use the tools that God gave us to fight him with. Then we lose heart in the middle of the fighting. All of us can attest to the fact that he never gives up. Like we always say: "When it isn't one thing it's the next." As long as you live, you cannot get tired of fighting. That is because we are in a battle for our lives. However, it's a fixed fight and we won when Jesus Christ died on Calvary's Cross. It's the follow up that we are not doing well with. We have to maintain faith by reading our Bibles, praying without ceasing, fasting, forgiving people and ourselves and worshipping God in spirit and in truth. We cannot let this life overcome us. The word of God says, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." (1st John 2:16) We don't need anything that the devil offers us. God is the way, the truth, and the light. His way is the only one the matters or should take priority in our lives. We have to be come just like Jesus in the fact that when the devil came to tempt Jesus, He overcame because he wanted nothing of this world. That's not to say that we shouldn't have land, houses, car and or money. It's to say that they should not be the only thing that we want in this life. We should desire God and the things of God, it will pay off in the end. I think we do a disservice to ourselves when we only seek after things in life. The Bible tells us that above all God wishes that we be in good health and prosper even as our soul prospers. We cannot afford to be lured by the devil with things that he presents before us. I think that it is a blessing that God provides a way of escape from the devil and his temptations. He knows what weaknesses and uses those things against us are. Nevertheless, we have the tools to resist the devil. I think that it is imperative at times that we refuse the devil at all times. Let's do what Jesus did and use the word of against him at all times, it is the greatest weapon that we have. Amen! MEDITATION Thursday, October 7, 2010 •PG23 The TribuneRELIGIONDiscovering CommunityAnother tragedy has struck. We have lost loved ones in a plane crash. It is as if the whole country is truly related as we mourn together with and for the relatives known to us and those who are strangers, but our compatriots.The prayers began as the news reports came in. I heard it in a store from a gentleman on his cell phone in conversation with his wife who lives near the lake. Word truly spread like wildfire and the prayers did likewise. What can we learn from the experience of sudden death? How can we prepare for the unexpected? Where do we find strength in time of distress? Add to this list your own personal reflections: 1. TRY to leave home with a loving good-bye for everyone 2. PRAY for healing from past hurts 3. TRY to forgive yourself and others 4. LIVE each day to God's glory as if it were your last (it may very well be) 5. KNOW your faith position on death 6. KNOW your faith position on life after death 7. MEMORISE some Scriptures that are like light in the darkness 8. HAVE some praying friends to stay at the foot of your cross 9. REMEMBER alcohol and drugs add to the problem 10. RALLY together as a familythis is no time for civil war 11. MONEY spent on a funeral is good, but spend more on the education of the deceased person's children. 12. STEP up to the plate as a big brother or sister when a parent is lost. 13. YOU may have defined roles but also "cross train" 14. ALL human beings will die unless the Lord returns first, but God will never leave us. 15. WE are still safer in a plane than in a car 16. LEARN to pray today 17. LIFE insurance and a will are about your survivors not you 18. TRY to live at peace with all persons 19. WORK to please the Lord 20. FOR a Christian, death is but the door way to an even better lifeWe are one: one people, one nation in mourning. Let us love one another as a tribute to them. REV.ANGELA C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS ALLISON MILLERNo Deal! TRAGEDY: Wreckage of the chartered plane that crashed in Lake Kilarney yesterday. It's important to find strength in God and each other when dealing with a sudden death.

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Grammy Award winners Be Be & Ce Ce Winans have been nominated for their first Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Award. The platinum selling Gospel R and B duo who recently reunited after a 15 year hiatus to record and release their latest CD StillŽ, have been nominated in the category of International Caribbean Recording of the Year for their reggae infused single He Can Handle ItŽ. The single was written by Be Be Winans and produced by Tony "CD" Kelly who also lends a western Indian flavor to the track with a DJ Chant. The album "Still" reached the number 1 position on the Billboard Christian and Gospel combined charts, no2 on the Rand B/Hip-Hop album charts and number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Praise and Worship recording artist and multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winner Israel Houghton is also nominated this year in the International Caribbean Recording of the Year category for his single "Surely Goodness." The track which features Jamaican female reggae sensation and multiple Marlin Award winner Chevelle Franklin is featured on Israel's Integrity Music release "The Power of One". Houghton serves as worship leader at Lakewood Church where Joel Osteen serves as senior pastor. Israel's latest Integrity Music/Columbia Records album "Love God. Love People" was released on August 31 and has become the number one selling album on the Top Gospel, Top Christian and Praise and Worship charts. CAJO Records recording artist Canton Jones also received his first Marlin Award nomination this year for his vocal contribution on the track "My Hood to Your Hood", a collaboration with Bahamian reggae artist Monty G. The single is nominated for "Reggae Hip-Hop Recording of the Year". This is not the first single that the duo has worked on together. Last year they wrote and produced the track "Top Model" for the Tyra Banks hit TV Show "America's Top Model". Canton has just released his latest album "Kingdom Business Part 3" and has also been nominated for a Grammy & Stellar Award and has also won three Gospel Choice Awards. Winners will be announced during the 2010 Marlin Awards scheduled for Saturday October 30 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Marlin Awards will be held at the Diplomat Center and is designed to honour outstanding achievement in Caribbean Gospel Music. There are more than 200 artists participating representing 15 countries including Africa, Bahamas, Canada, Guyana, Hawaii, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Tortola BVI, St Croix USVI, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Thomas USVI, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States. The Marlin Awards will serve as the final event during Marlin Weekend 2010 which will be held from October 28-30. The three day weekend will feature Marlin Summit, Marlin Industry Workshops and Luncheon, Marlin Fest, and the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. The Marlin Awards is produced by Harris Media Group, a Bahamas based marketing, media and production firm. For more information contact Harris Media Group at 242-676-6719 or visit the awards website at www .marlinawar ds.com . Three American gospel artists nominated for 2010 Marlin Award The Tribune PG24 • Thursday, October 7, 2010RELIGION• Ebenezer Methodist Church on Shirley Street is celebrating its 208th anniversary this month. A special service for the anniversary will be held Sunday October 10 at 11AM at the church. All are invited to join us at this special time.Ebenezer Methodist Church anniversary THEyouth of the Anglican Diocese will have another opportunity to participate in Track and Field with their churches as the fifth Anglican Diocesan Track and Field Classic is to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium on the 15 … 16 of October. On Saturday October 16 there will be the Track and Field games at the stadium beginning from 9 am to 6 pm.FIFTH ANGLICAN DIOCESAN TRACK AND FIELD CLASSIC CHURCH•NOTES • New Convenat Baptist Church invites you to a Fellowship Service for Bishop Simeon Hall and Minister Linda Hall on his elevation to the post of Vice President of International Region in the Progressive National Baptist Convention, this evening at New Convenant Baptist Church East West Highway at 7 pm.Bishop Simeon Hall Honoured Israel HoughtonCanton Jones Be Be and Ce Ce Winans

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BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Calling it his time to shine, Carl Hield posted his quickest victory in an international tournament yesterday, setting the pace for what the boxing team anticipates will be a great showing at the XIX Commonwealth Games. In the fourth bout of the evening session, Hield hardly worked up a sweat as he connected on a barrage of punches that forced referee Ross Stublay to stop his welterweight bout against Hubert Lucien of Dominica one minute and 36 seconds into the first round. It was just short of the 20-second victory that he posted during a tournament in Cuba. In fact, the bout was over from the first 30 seconds when Hield posted two quick points on the scoreboard. He came right back in the next 30 seconds and added two more. He then caught Lucien in the first flurry as Stublay stepped in to administer a standing eighth count. Hield continued the onslaught and again Stublay had to intervene, this time calling the bout off after he issued the second eight count. "First of all, I want to give God thanks for the strength and knowledge to go into the ring to do my fight," said a jubilant Hield, who was waving a miniature Bahamian flag that he carried into the ring. "Second of all, I want to thank my coaches for moti v ating me. This is just the b eginning. We're going to take it one fight at a time. We're bringing home the gold medal. "My coaches told me to box, but if I could take him out, then go for it. I saw thek nockout, so I went for it," Hield said. Hield's boost of confidence for the gold was ignited by the fact that he didn't give Lucien a chance to get into the fight. In fact, Lucien was on the defensive from the bell rang as he was never able to connect a single shot at Hield, who is now slated to go on to face Muhammad Farkhan. He went the full three rounds before he won an 8-1 decision over Kokole Paneng. "We recorded the fight of the next guy and so we're going to look it over and come up with a plan," Hield said. "By Friday, we will know what to do." Head coach Andre Seymour said he was really impressed with Hield's per formance. "We're going to take one bout at a time because as we go on, it's going to get tougher," he pointed out. "I've seen the boxer from Malaysia, so we will study him some more and go from there. But the performance tonight was extremely good. I told him to keep everything off the jab. If the guy was ready to fall, take him out. He didn't need to be in the ring too long because anything could happen and that was what he did." Seymour said Hield just simply went into the ring and executed what he was told. Assistant coach Floyd Seymour said Hield's confidence is so high that they can already taste the medal. "Carl has been in this business for a very long time. He's one of the elite athletes. But nobody in this class could touch him," he said. "We're going to show everybody that Carl deserves this gold medal. He's a Bahamian. We can't be beaten." Watching in the stands was Valentino Knowles, who has a shorter road to take to get a shot at a medal. "I feel that it C M Y K C M Y K THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 THETRIBUNE PAGE 15 P AGES 16 & 18 International sports news TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM D aniel Gibson captures 2010 Optimist National Championship... S ee page 17 BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Christine Amertil ran 52.08 to easily win the first of five heats in the women's 400 at the XIX Commonwealth Games yesterday. Her nearest rival was Carline Muir of Canada in 52.21. Amertil had the sec-ond fastest time behind Amantle Monthsho, who won heat two in 51.56. Tonight, Amertil is scheduled to run out of lane six in the second of three heats in the semifinal. T he first two finishers and the next t wo best performers will advance to Frid ay’s final. Starting today's competition for the Bahamas will be Trevor Barry as the last of 12 competitors in Group A of the men's high jump. And national champion Donald Thomas will be fourth out of a field of 11 in the B Group. The automatic qualifying height is 2.16 metres. In addition, three competitors will foll ow in the preliminaries of the men's 400. G rand Bahamian Michael Mathieu will b e the first out in heat one, lane five. Ramon Miller will follow in heat two, lane eight, and Andretti Bain will be in heat three, lane three. The first three in each heat and the six best performers will advance to the semifinals on Friday. Amertil wins 400 heat BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter b stubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Adrian Grif fith, turning in a personal best time in the 100m, led the three Bahamian qual ifiers on the first day of competition in athletics at the XIX Commonwealth Games. The first to compete for the Bahamas, Griffith clocked 10.19 seconds (lower ing his previous PR of 10.23 he did at the BAAA National Open Champi onships in July) for second place in the first of eight heats behind England's Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis, who stopped the clock in a season's best of 10.15, the fastest time recorded. Griffith, the second fastest qualifier, was joined by Jamial Rolle (second in heat six in 10.46 followed by Jamaica's Lerone Clarke in 10.28)) and Rodney Green, third in heat eight in 10.45. The heat was won by Trinidad & Tobago's Aaron Armstrong in 10.35, as they all advanced to the second round. Later in the evening, only Griffith and Rolle advanced to today's semifinal. This time, Griffith had to settle for third in heat one in 10.30 with Lewis-Francis win ning in 10.20 and Ghana's Aziz Zakara second in 10.27, while Rolle was fourth in heat four in a season's best of 10.39. His heat was won by Clarke in 10.19. The fastest time in the second round went to Egwero Oghoghene of Nigeria in 10.13. In that heat, Green ran 10.50 for sixth, but he failed to advance to the semifinal. Looking back at his performance, Griffith said he had a pretty good race and was quite thrilled with the time. "It was actually my most comfortable race. It was smooth and I just went out there and executed," he said. "I shut it off, so I know I still have more in the tank. I was in lane two all by myself, so I didn't have any pressure. I just went out there and executed and did what I had to do. I thank God for everybody who was supporting me." In the second round, after leading the race, Griffith said he got a little too over confident and wasn't able to maintain his composure. But as he prepares for the semifinals, he said he will definitely make the necessary adjustments. He is slated to run out of lane eight in the first of two heats with Armstrong on the side of him in seven. Clarke is in six and Zakari is in five. Rolle is set to run out of lane one in the second heat. Jamaica's Oshane Bailey is in lane six and Lewis-Francis is in sev en. The first three in each heat and the n ext two best performers will advance t o the final in the last event of the night. "10.19, I'm very much in it. It's anybody's race. All of the guys are close," said Griffith, as he prepares for today's action. "The best man will come out on top. I feel I have the ability to be right there with the field." Griffith, Rolle advance to semis BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net NEW DELHI, India Marvin Rolle knew sooner or later the jet lag was going to take its effect. In his fourth match in three days after arriving at the XIX Common wealth Games on a 13-plus hour flight on Sunday, Rolle gave it all he had until he had nothing left yesterday as he suffered an exhausting 6-4, 6-3 defeat at the hands of England's Josh Goodall, the No.8 seed in the men's singles draw. "The jet lag was kicking in a bit. I couldn't open my eyes," said Rolle after he struggled to complete the match. "I couldn't react to his serve, I was real slow on the ball. I just didn't have it today." On a day when the Bahamas saw all of its remaining players eliminated from the tennis competition, Rolle stuck in there with Goodall and he made the Englishman work for every point he got. Rather than just giving up, point after point, Rolle found the intestinal fortitude to make it an exciting match. In the first set, he fell behind a break 3-1, but he mustered up enough energy to hold on with an ace for a 32 deficit. Goodall returned the favour in the next game and they both held serve the rest of the set. And in the final game, Goodall ended it with an ace. To start the second set, Rolle returned the favour when he opened with an ace to hold at 1-0. They were tied at 1-1 and 2-2 before Goodall got a break at 3-2 and again at 6-3 to secure the match. Rolle admitted that if he had to do it all over again, he would have defi nitely tried to come in at least five days before the games got started so that he could properly adjust to the climate and the time difference. Both he and Devin Mullings arrived on Sunday, while Rodney Carey Jr came on Tuesday, just in time to walk right on the court to play. "I think if we had come more pre pared, we could have done better as a team," said Rolle of the first round exit by both Mullings and Carey and the doubles combo of himself and J et la g hits Marvin Rolle in loss to Englishman Carl Hield’s quickest international victory Larikah Russell ousted in singles Rolle and Russell fall in mixed doubles Fountain, Russell lose in women’s doubles S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 8 8 Referee forced to stop welterweight bout against Dominican QUICK WIN: Carl Hield. S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 6 6 ADVANCE: Griffith (left INTO SEMIS: Christine Amertil waves to the crowd after a 400m heat on Wednesday. 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A TOTAL of 36 boats competed in the championshipf leet of the 2010 Bahamas Optimist National Championship in Montagu Bay last weekend. There were sailors from Nassau, Long Island, Abaco, Freeport, Governor’s Harbour and Harbour Island. Three races were sailed Saturday inl ight wind conditions and four races were completed on Sunday in eight to 11 knot winds. Fourteen-year-old Daniel Gibson of Nassau was crowned this year’s champion. “Daniel sailed consistently, finishing among the top sixs ailors in all races except for a seventh place in race number two. This is the first time he is awarded the Geoffrey Holowesko Trophy. Congratulations Daniel,” according toa press statement. Finishing second in the regatta was Spencer Cartwright from Nassau andt hird place went to Long Islander Tyler Cartwright. Forty five boats competed in the less experienced green fleet and six races were completed. With a second place in the first race and five first place finishes in the subsequent races, 11-year-old Pauld e Souza of Nassau won the regatta followed by Harbour Islanders Laquille Cleare in second position and Wesley Cleare in third. “There was a total of 81 boats competing in the 2010 junior National Championship in MontaguB ay and 52 of these boats came from the family islands. “This is the largest out island representation that we have ever had in the junior national championship and it is the first time the family island boats have outnumbered the New Providence boats,” said the release. J ohn Lawrence, president of the Bahamas Sailing Association, said this is definitelya positive sign for the future of sailing in the Bahamas. “There were four boats from Abaco, 16 from Grand Bahama, 10 from Long Island, 29 from New Providence, sixf rom Governor’s Harbour and 16 from Harbour Island,” he said. Said regatta chairman Francisco de Cardenas: “Great to see so many boats out on the water.” He thanked all the sponsors for their continuouss upport – Bahamas Waste, Cable Bahamas, Coca-Cola, Sun-Tee, Kerzner International, KFC, KPMG, Ministry of Tourism, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, Panama Jack, RBC and Rotary Club of East Nassau. By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP After averting the embarr assment of having to delay t he start of competition Wednesday because of a damaged track, organisers of the Commonwealth Games were dealing with a transit driver boycott. Competition started on time for the track and field events Wednesday, to the sur prise of some commentators. Olympic triple jump champi-on Jonathan Edwards, who saw the condition of the track and the infield on the eve of the events, had described itas "beyond anything that I imagined." A last-minute rush to fix and clean sections of the track and repair turf in the infield caused by vehicle and human traffic during Sunday's spectacular opening ceremony got the stadium in good enough shape for the international track federation to approve it for competition hours before athletes were set to race. England's Mark LewisFrancis won the first heat in amen's 100-meter field. World champion Usain Bolt did not compete, joining several highprofile athletes who withdrew before the event. Uganda's Moses Ndiema Kipsiro won the first gold medal of the track programme, holding off Kenya's Olympic silver medalist Eliud Kipchoge to finish in 13 minutes, 31.25 seconds. Indian shooters collected two of the other three gold medals at the range Wednes day and the host country finished day three of competition with 11 gold medals and 24 medals overall. Australia leads the way with 21 gold medals and 46 overall after 53 events. Its cyclists collected the first three golds at the velodrome on Wednesday. James Goddard won the 200 backstroke, helping England boost its tally to six golds and 26 medals overall. Press Trust of India report ed that 800 bus drivers had stopped turning up for Com monwealth Games duties because of long working hours and heavy security, but organisers were bringing in more than 900 local drivers to replace them. Most are local school bus drivers who are not busy because school and college students are on vacation. The driver boycott wasn't among the problems Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell and local organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi addressed at a news conference Wednesday, where Fen nell assured that "all systems are go" for the track and field competition. Kalmadi, asked why most stadiums were almost empty on the third day of competition, said an additional 50,000 tickets had been sold Tuesday. He'd earlier said organis ers might have to give away tickets for free to children and low-income people to fill the venues. Another technical glitch which upset some boxers at the weigh-in was fixed, with Kalmadi saying faulty scales had been checked, and "all 10 were found to be OK." World record holder Gagan Narang has been on target at the shooting range to help shift some of the spotlight to sports. After helping India claim its first gold of the games on Tuesday, he shot a perfect 600 in qualifying for the 10-meter Air Rifle and set a games record 103.6 points in the final round to win his second New Delhi gold at the expense of compatriot and Beijing Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra. Jason Dunford, a US-based swimmer, won Kenya's first gold of the games in the 50meter butterfly, holding off returning veteran Geoff Huegill of Australia and for mer world record holder Roland Schoeman of South Africa. The Commonwealth Games an Olympic-style competition held every four years bring together more than 6,000 athletes and offi cials from 71 countries and territories. India wanted the games, which ended up cost ing between $3 billion and $10 billion, to showcase its emergence as a growing economic power and possibly attract a future Olympics. But construction delays, corruption allegations, concerns about security and heavy monsoons put preparations for the games way behind schedule, with com plaints about unfinished and filthy accommodations in the athletes' village embarrassing the hosts. Fennell admitted that all the negative attention hurt. "I think that a lot of the adverse publicity leading up to the games has turned off some people, there is no question about that," Fennell said. "You can't hide that. We need to rebuild it so the games can be successful." C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 17 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Comm. Games track starts on time amid transit strike SAFETY PRECAUTION: A worker fumigates the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games, to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that have caused an outbreak of dengue fever in New Delhi, India. Thousands of municipal workers were spraying the worst affected areas with anti-mosquito spray, and larvae-eating fish have been released in waterways. (AP Photo Daniel Gibson captures Optimist National Championship title OPTIMIST CHAMPION: Daniel Gibson of Nassau after his victory. Photo by Robert Dunkley LONDON (AP don't call your prospective new American owners the Yankees. The owners of the Boston Red Sox are trying to buy the financially ailing Liverpool football club for 300 million pounds ($477 million the current American owners. If approved, it would unite two of the most storied fran chises in sports the soccer Reds, one of the most decorated teams in old England, and the baseball Red Sox, the oldest pro team in New England. They have a lot in common. Both have red uniforms in fact, Liverpool players also wear red socks and both have a proud heritage that includes championships and long periods of agonizing failure. Each has its iconic symbols: from Fenway Park to Anfield; from the Green Monster to the Shankly Gates; from "Sweet Caroline" to "You Never Walk Alone"; from the Citgo sign to the "This Is Anfield" sign. The Red Sox also had the Curse of the Bambino the sale of slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees that was finally snapped when they won the World Series in 2004 after a wait of 86 years. They won the title again in 2007. Liverpool fans hope John Henry's New England Sports Ventures can spark a similar revival of their debt-riddled club, which has fallen on hard times since winning its 18th and last English league crown in 1990. Liverpool is off to its worst start since 1953 and is in the relegation zone after losing last week to Blackpool. Group trying to buy Liverpool

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DALLAS (AP Washington Wizards are now John Wall's team. So says Gilbert Arenas. "He's going to be great," Arenas said. "He has a knack for finding people and getting to the basket. ... He's Batman, I'm Robin." Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Lester Hudson hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining, and the Wizards held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-94 on Tuesday night in the presea son opener for both teams. Wall, the former Kentucky point guard who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, displayed speed and passing skills, offering hope he can help the Wizards improve on last season's 26-56 record. "Overall, John kind of led us," Washington coach Flip Saunders said. "He's got unbelievable speed, makes good decisions, ends up with nine assists and only two turnovers." At the morning shootaround, Saunders predicted Wall would be involved in "three or four" spectacular plays, and Wall didn't dis appoint. "I had a couple," said Wall, whose ability to penetrate earned him 11 trips to the foul line, converting nine. "But the most important thing was to get the jitters out of the way. I had a lot of assists and was able to get to the free throw line." Arenas started alongside Wall in the backcourt and scored 12 points in 26 minutes after being limited in training camp by a sprained right ankle. The Wizards' most effective lineup was a three-guard set with Wall, Arenas and Kirk Hinrich. Andray Blatche led the Wizards with 22 points. Jason Terry scored 15 points and Dirk Nowitzki 11 for the Mavericks. Washington led 94-80 with 5:01 left, but Dallas' reserves went on a 14-0 run, capped by Dominique Jones' 19-footer with 16 seconds left to tie it at 94. The Wizards held the ball for a late shot and Hudson swished his 3-pointer from the top of the key to put Washington ahead. Adam Haluska's desperation 3pointer fell short at the buzzer for Dallas. Josh Howard, traded by the Mavericks to the Wizards in February in a deal that brought Caron Butler, Bren dan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson to Dallas, is recovering from knee surgery and did not play. By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP a moment, in a nearly empty gym a couple of hours before tip-off of a Miami Heat pre-season opener like no other, when Dwyane Wade looked around and couldn't believe his eyes. Nearby, LeBron James. Over there, Chris Bosh. What they talked about for years was truly real. "I was just like, 'Wow these are my teammates,'" Wade said. "It feels good to have guys that have the capability that these guys have." A nd that capability has a lready been proven. When W ade went down with a bad hamstring not even halfway through the first quarter, James and Bosh gave the Heat all they needed and more combining for 38 points as the Heat easily beat the Detroit Pistons 105-89 in the preseason opener for both teams Tuesday night. Wade played just 3 minutes, 17 seconds. His right hamstring had been sore for a f ew days, and something went wrong while he was trying to guard Detroit's Richard Hamilton. The Heat called it a strain, coach Erik Spoelstra called it a tweak, Wade described it as a pull. No matter: Wade will like ly miss 1-2 weeks, but expects to be back in plenty of time for the October 26 regular season opener in Boston. "I think Miami's seen me play for a long time," Wade said. "And they'll get a lot of time to see the 'Big 3,' as they say." Bosh had 20 points on 8for-13 shooting. James, the NBA's two-time reigning MVP who took his championship pursuit from Cleveland to Miami this summer, added 18, and the Heat weren't challenged after running out to a 20-point lead by halftime. Udonis Haslem added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat. Ben Gordon led Detroit with 17 points. "I don't really think they played that great," Gordon said. "Obviously, we didn't play that well, either." The Heat gave themselves considerably higher marks than Gordon offered. "It was something I've waited for all summer," James said. "To be able to be back on the court, it was great. The reception from the fans was awesome and it was great we were able to give them the same energy that they gave us." By the final buzzer, most of the crowd was long gone. Most came to see the opening moments of this trio's time together, and the fanfare was the sort simply not seen at most preseason games. James walked from the bench moments before tip-off with the traditional stoic look. He filled his hands with rosin powder, threw it into the air to create a white cloud, then clapped his hands three times. Same as always. Just totally different. "The season," James said, "is back." And when Wade left, James just took over. He put much of his repertoire on display in the earlyg oing: no-look passes, drives t o the rim, 3-pointers, even playing some point guard in the first quarter. It wasn't always perfect he airballed one try from beyond the arc and failed to see a wide-open Bosh under the basket ona nother possession. At times, it was downright scintillating. One play after missing Bosh, he set up his new team m ate for a dunk that left the f ormer Toronto forward screaming with delight. And with 4.7 seconds left in the first quarter, James ran off a Haslem pick, then spun before going down the lane for a two-handed dunk waving his arms with a flourish after giving Miami a 2415 lead. "I think everyone's been waiting to see us, to see whatw e've been doing in practice a nd bringing it into a game setting," James said. James had 12 points in the first 12 minutes, either scoring or assisting on eight of Miami's first 11 field goals. He returned to the game with 5:03 left in the half to a raucous ovation, set up a 3-pointer by Mario Chalmers with a wraparound behind-the-backp ass, and went into intermiss ion with 14 points on 7-of15 shooting. Miami led 58-38 at the break, holding Detroit to 39 percent shooting. James and Bosh both played late into the third quarter, before Spoel stra declared their nights complete. "There's some encouraging things to come from this game," Spoelstra said. "The No. 1 thing was our guys wanted to play in front of the home fans. You could tell with their energy. It's been a long week of hitting each other and not seeing any other competition." Bosh knew Tuesday was a big deal when his father insist ed on coming to the game. "He was that excited about it," Bosh said. "He was ready to see us take the court for the first time. Just this fact that he was super-excited about it, that let me know kind of how everybody else is going to be. And if that's how everybody is, it makes ita lot more fun to play." Wade: Leg still sore, and he will travel anyway MIAMI (AP Wade's right hamstring remains sore, and the Miami Heat star guard says he's undergoing a lengthy round of treatments to try and get back on the court as soon as possible. Wade pulled the hamstring 3:17 into the Heat preseason opener against Detroit on Tuesday night and did not return. He expects to miss up to two weeks, although no timetable for a return has been formally announced. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he anticipates that Wade will need an MRI to determine the severity of the strain. Wade says no further tests are s cheduled, just treatment. W ade will travel with the H eat for preseason games at Kansas City (against Oklahoma City) and San Antonio this weekend, but will not play. C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 16, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Wall leads Wizards past Mavs in preseason debut LeBron’s Heat odyssey begins with win over the Pistons DRIVER: Wizards point guard John Wall drives against the Mavericks in the first half of a NBA preseason game Tuesday in Dallas. (AP Photo HANGING: Heat forward LeBron James dunks as Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva looks on during the first quarter during a preseason NBA game in Miami on Tuesday. (AP Photo was a tremendous display of talent," Knowles said. "We're here on a mission and that mission is to end this year with two gold medals in boxing. With this performance here tonight and watching the other performances, I feel like he has what it takes to come out of his division as the gold medallist." Coming into the games having won a medal in his last three international events, Knowles will be boxing in his first match in the light welterweight division tonight against Chimwemwe Chiotcha of Malawi. A win and Knowles would advance to the quarterfinal on Sunday for a shot at another medal. "Just sitting here and watching the fight, I've got ten a sting. I'm just waiting, but I want to get over my first fight too," he said. "It has given me the momentum to go out there and compete. I just can't wait to get started," said Knowles. Hield’s quickest international victory F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 5 5 EAGER: Valentino Knowles.

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Olympic 100m champ Fraser gets 6-month doping ban C M Y K C M Y K INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PAGE 18, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 TRIBUNE SPORTS TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM BEIJING (AP seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinalsof the China Open after American Mardy Fish withdrew with a left ankle injury. Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-2, while Francesca Schiavone rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 61 victory over Vera Dushevina. Nikolay Davydenko edged Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-5. He'll face American John Isner, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 76 (3 featured a combined 33 aces. Qualifier Michael Berrer fell to Gilles Simon 6-7 (6 6-4, 7-6 (4 Second-seeded Vera Zvonereva moved into the quarterfinals after defeating Maria Kirilenko 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Shahar Peer cruised past Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-2,w hile Angelique Kerber defeated Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 6-1. Djokovic and Wozniacki advance at China Open TOKYO (AP Guillermo Garcia-Lopez advanced to the quarterfinalsof the Japan Open with a 7-6 (5 compatriot Feliciano Lopez. Garcia-Lopez saved four break points to defeat the sixth-seeded Lopez. R adek Stepanek of the C zech Republic advanced with a 5-7, 7-6 (7 Marco Chiudinelli, who retired with a lower back injury. Jarkko Nieminen of Finland defeated DanielG imeno-Traver 6-3, 7-6 (8 Dmitry Tursunov, ranked 432nd after thee left ankle surgeries, outlasted Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2 make his first quarterfinal since July 2009. Top-seeded Nadal and second-seeded Andy Roddick play their second-round matches on Thursday. GarciaLopez advances to quarters at Japan Open By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer VENUS Williams is done for the season because of a left knee injury that has sidelined her for most of the second half of 2010. In a statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday, the seven-time Grand Slam champion said she is "very disappointed to announce that I will be unable to play" in the WTA Tour Championships at the end of October, and the Fed Cup final between the United States and Italy at San Diego in November. "I have been getting treatment and therapy on my knee and have been making progress, but unfortunately must continue to keep weight off my knee for the short term and won't be ready to return to competition in 2010,"W illiams said. "I am looking forward to returning to full h ealth in time for the start of 2011 season and hopefully h aving the opportunity to play in both the Fed Cup and WTA Championships next year." She is No. 3 in this week's WTA rankings and went 38-7 with two titles in singles, and 18-1 with three titles in doubles this season, earning more than $2.5 million in prize money. But Williams hasn't played anywhere since losing in three sets to eventual champion Kim Clijsters in the US Open semifinals on September 10. That will turn out to have been the 30-year-old Ameri can's only tournament appearance over the final six months of the year. After being upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on June 29 by a woman ranked 82nd, Williams was out of action until playing in the first round of the US Open on August 30. That's because Williams sprained her left kneecap shortly before she was supposed to enter a hardcourt tournament at Cincinnati in early August. The injury kept her out of another US Open tuneup at Montreal that month, too. It was an up-and-down season for Williams, who has been using crutches to keep weight off her left leg. She was one of two women who reached at least the fourth round at all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2010 but she made it past the quarterfinals only at the US Open. Her singles titles both came in February at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on hard courts and at Acapulco, Mexico, on clay. Her doubles titles, all while paired with younger sister Serena, came at the Australian Open, French Open and Madrid. In August, Venus and Ser ena who has been sidelined since having surgery on her right foot in July both told the US Tennis Association they planned to play against Italy in the November 6-7 Fed Cup final on an indoor hard court at the San Diego Sports Arena. "I spoke to Carlos (Flem ing, Venus' agent) today and learned that Venus is done for the rest of the season witha left knee injury. It's unfor tunate that Venus is hurt again and won't be able to play in the Fed Cup final," US Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Wednes day. "We wish her a speedy recovery so that she is ready for next year." Neither Williams has com peted for the U.S. Fed Cup team since 2007. Venus Williams owns a 17-4 career record in Fed Cup action, including 14-2 in singles. She last participated in the 2007 semifinals. The USTA still expects Ser ena Williams to be on the team for the matches against Italy. The rest of the US roster includes 2009 US Open quar terfinalist Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and leading doubles player Liezel Huber. The United States hasn't won a Fed Cup title since 2000 and lost to Italy in last year's final. Venus Williams’ 2010 season over SEASON OVER: Venus Williams wipes her face during a semifinal round match at the US Open tournament in New York. (AP Photo MONACO (AP champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica was suspended for six months Wednesday after failing a doping test. Fraser will be ineligible to compete until January 7, the IAAF announced. She was provisionally suspended by the track and field governing body in June after she tested positive for the drug oxycodone at the Diamond League meet May 23 in Shanghai. Fraser had a dental procedure shortly before flying to China for the meet. She said she took a painkiller because of a toothache. Fraser won gold in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, leading a Jamaican sweep. She won the 2009 world title in Berlin. By JOE KAY A P Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP With one big game, Terrell Owens made his point. He's nowhere near finished. The 36-year-old receiver had trouble finding a team that would take him this offseason, something he took as a snub. The Cincinnati Bengals finally signed him, and he's their leading receiver after four games. One of the league's best, too. Owens had 10 catches for 222 yards Sunday in a 23-20 loss at Cleveland. He moved into second place on the career list for yards receiving, trailing only former 49ers teammate Jerry Rice. He became the oldest receiver in NFL history to have a 200yard game, and the only one this season. "I think it was an eye-open er for a lot of people out there that have said a lot of negative things about me, as far as I've lost a step, I can't play," Owens said on Wednesday. Owens still chafes at the way teams ignored him after Buffalo let him go following his one season there. The Bengals gave him a tryout, then signed Antonio Bryant instead. Bryant's knee pre vented him from being ready for training camp, so Cincinnati signed Owens to take his spot opposite Chad Ochocin co. Owens wanted to prove something to the teams that passed on him. "They think I'm over the hill and I can't play and I've lost a step and things of that nature," he said. "It's disappointing to be in that situa-t ion. All along I've told you guys: I knew I could play this game. But if you listen to cer tain guys GMs, scouts our what-have-you that assess film and for whatever reason they say that I can't play, I think that's ignorance. "Who says just because you're in your 30s you can't play? Like, who dictates that? No man can dictate that. And I think I showed that in the game this past Sunday." The Browns double-teamed Ochocinco, blitzed quarterback Carson Palmer and left Owens with single coverage much of the time. He tore it up. Owens caught passes on short and intermediate routes, and had a 78-yard touchdown on a sideline route, pulling away from a stumbling defender. He did it all. "If you want to single-cover me, then fine," Owens said. "If you want to blitz, then do what you've got to do. But if you think that I can't play this game at a high level and put up the numbers that I did, you're in for a rude awaken ing." TO shows he’s still got a lot left at age 36 TOUCHDOWN : Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens catches a 78-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Cleveland. (AP Photo Mullings. "But that's how it went, so we have to live with it. I would have liked to get some better results here." Also yesterday, Larikah Russell, who teamed up with Rolle in mixed doubles on Monday (losing in the first round as well), played the top seed Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in the second round of the women's singles. Rodionova, a native of Russia, pulled off a 6-1, 6-3 decision to oust Russell. "I think the match went pretty well. I was nervous at the beginning because she was the No.1 seed," Russell said. "But I said I could play tennis too and so I settled down, I started to stroke the ball and I felt much more comfortable in my game. I was really impressed with how I played.' Russell seemed to have been intimidated and ended up getting broken at 2-1, 4-1 and 6-1 as the Aussie turned up the heat. In the second set, it was a completely different story. Russell was much more focused. She took Rodionova to a few advantage points and was able to hold her serve until the eighth game. That was when the Australian sealed the deal with a break at 5-3. She went on to hold serve for the match. "In the first set, I was still overwhelmed, but I was happy that I was able to settle down, play my game and had fun," she said. "I just needed to keep a few more balls in play because she looked like she was getting tired. This is just going to motivate me to go back and train hard because I know I can hang with them." Russell said her only regret is that she can't get into the US on a visa to play on the satellite circuit. She said she's going to have to pursue another avenue to play professionally because she's con fident that she has the ability to be a topranked player. Coach Leo Rolle said despite the fact that they lost, the players all played well. "Larikah played well today. Had she kept a few more balls on court, it would have made a big difference," Rolle said. "Even after the match, she realised that she was in the match, had she kept a few more balls in play. She's right there. She just needs to get some more exposure at this level." As for his son Marvin, Rolle said he came out too "flat-footed.” “He didn't have that get up and go. I didn't have a chance to really sit down with him and find out what happened, but it was quite clear that he could have made the match a little more interesting." Before the day was done, Russell and Nikkita Fountain came back to play their second round women's doubles match. They faced the top ranked team of Rodionova and Sally Peers from Australia, losing 6-2, 6-4 to com plete the Bahamas' appearance in tennis at the games. Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 5 5


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TWO prominent Bahami-
an businessmen, Mark
Roberts and his father Larry
Roberts, together with their
wives, were injured when
Mark’s Cessna 172 Skyhawk
crash landed on Little Whale
Cay at around 3pm yesterday.
Mark, who was seriously
injured, was flown to Nassau
last night by a Coast Guard
helicopter emergency flight.
He was accompanied by his
wife, Louise.

As the helicopter could not
accommodate Mr Larry
Roberts of Bahamas Realty
and his wife, Liz, they
remained the night at Little
Whale Cay and will be flown
to Nassau today. Mr Roberts,
Sr., suffered a back injury. His
wife had minor injuries.

Mark Roberts, the 45-year-
old president of FYP Builders
Mall, sustained serious head
injuries, as well as a broken
nose, two broken ankles, bro-
ken shoulder and arm, while
his pregnant wife Louise, an
interior designer with Alex-
iou and Associates Architects,
sustained neck injuries.

As the family was waiting
for an emergency evacuation
by the US Coast Guard last
night, they tried to keep Mark
conscious.



HUSBAND AND WIFE: Mark and
Louise Roberts were in the crash.
Mark was seriously injured and
Louise, who is pregnant, sus-
tained neck injuries.

Mark Roberts, the owner
of Tile King, is the plane’s
owner and was piloting the
four-seater, single engine air-
craft at the time of the crash.

This comes just one day
after a charter plane, also a
Cessna, crashed in Lake Kil-
larney killing all passengers
onboard.

Yesterday’s crash was
reportedly due to a gust of
wind hitting the plane, causing
it to clip a tree and forcing it
down.

“We were flying low to let
them know that we were not
going to land,” said Mr

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A FERVENT search for an
additional two passengers
believed to have been on board
Tuesday’s fatal plane crash ended
in relief for one family last night
when their loved one was found
to be alive.

Sound technician Junior Lubin,
23, had told his girlfriend he was
boarding the Acklins Blue Cessna
402 to San Salvador before it
crashed into Lake Killarney
killing pilot Nelson Hanna and
seven passengers shortly after
takeoff from Executive Flight
Support at around 12.30pm.

But as relatives of those killed

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HAMPERING EFFORTS
TO POLICE AIRCRAFT
OPERATORS

By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tripunemedia.net

PM: Bradley Roberts
has ‘intimidated’ PLP over
the Arawak Homes issue

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

Home of man missing
at sea is demolished

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

THE home of a man missing at sea was
demolished by Arawak Homes Ltd as resi-
dents and property owners protested at the
real estate developer’s offices on Monday.

Half of the duplex built by brothers

PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham challenged the leader
of the PLP yesterday to stand up
to his party’s chairman Bradley

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Minister forced to withdraw allegations against MP | BAHAMAR REACHES

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

KENNETH Russell, the
Minister of Housing, was
forced to withdraw allegations
he made against the former
minister and current MP for
Golden Gates, Shane Gibson
during a heated session of the
House of Assembly.

During yesterday’s Parlia-
mentary session, Mr Russell
alleged that he had been
approached by a number of

contractors who informed him
that they had to pay a kick-
back of $1,000 per pay cheque
— or a total of $5,000 per
house.

“We heard the rumours of
$5,000, Mr Speaker. If you
built 1,500 houses, that’s
$750,000 that you received as
gifts, Mr Speaker,” the minis-
ter charged.

While never calling the sit-
ting Member of Parliament
by name, Mr Russell said that
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To this charge, the PLP’s
leader of Opposition Busi-
ness, Obie Wilchcombe
jumped to his feet and object-
ed to Mr Russell’s allegations
— noting that the Minister
was spewing allegations about
a sitting Member of Parlia-
ment receiving gifts and hav-
ing more now than when he
first arrived. Mr Wilchcombe
pushed the Speaker to have
the remarks withdraw.

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AGREEMENT OVER
LOAN ON HOTELS

BAHA Mar announced
last night that it has
reached an agreement with
the ScotiaBank-led syndi-
cate to “settle all out-
standing issues” regarding
the loan on the Cable
Beach hotels.

The deal involves the
syndicate becoming an
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ONE OF THE BEST: Clarence ‘Nat’ Williams

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CLARENCE "Nat!
Williams, a well known figure
in the local music community,
was remembered by musicians
yesterday as one of the best
sound engineers around.

Mr Williams, a member of
the band Shabak and son of
Bishop Clarence Williams of
the Church of God of Prophe-
cy, died in Tuesday's tragic
plane crash with eight other
men.

Entertainer Sasha Dunn
said: "Every show I ever saw
him take part in was a hit. He
was one of those top-shelf engi-
neers. I knew him for three to
four years maybe, I would
often see him at events."

Singer Terneille "Tada" Bur-
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everybody, like Fam Fest, Vis-
age, Caribbean Gospel Music,
and he was also involved with
Milky Way Studios. He did live
sound as well as mixed sound
or records,” she said.

Tada added that a Harris
Institute scholarship will now
be named in Nat’s honour.

A tribute Facebook page
was set up hours after the plane
crash, and almost a thousand
people had already subscribed
by yesterday afternoon.

One person wrote: "It is so
heart-breaking and mind blow-
ing to see a great man such as
this gone so soon. Nat was in
my opinion the greatest engi-
neer and a great friend to
know. He will surely be missed
here in the Bahamas and in the
international arena in music
entertainment.”

Another wrote: “I can't
believe one of the best bosses,
sound engineers, one the rea-
sons I want to continue becom-
ing an engineer, and one of the
funniest guys around, is gone.
I’m just thankful that I got to
know him, learn from him and
hang-out with him, but it really
hurts to know that Monday
night was the last night we got
to speak to each other. But I
know when them Pearly Gates
open, it would be all good
again.”

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LOCAL NEWS



Customs revenue
receipts ‘had not
jone missing’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SOME $9 million in Cus-
toms revenue receipts collected
at the Prince George Wharf
had not gone missing but were
simply stored in another loca-
tion when auditors came look-
ing, Customs Comptroller
Glenn Gomez explained.

These receipts
have since been
turned over to
the Auditor
General's Office,
Mr Gomez said,
adding that
reports on the
situation were "a
ite bit distort uae

He was referring to media
reports that stated that receipts
for $9.87 million in revenue col-
lected at Custom's Prince
George Wharf office between
July and October, 2008, could
not be found when inspectors
from the auditor's office sought
to verify the source of the
funds.

"There was nothing missing.
.. What had happened, the
auditor had earlier this year
done an audit of some receipts
at the Prince George Wharf
office of Customs. They found
that just over $9 million in rev-
enue had been collected but
they were unable to find all of
the relevant receipts at the sta-
tion at the time to say exactly
what the $9 million was com-
prised of," Mr Gomez
explained.

"We don’t have a lot of stor-
age space and a year's amount
of records takes up a lot of
space so they had moved most
of it from the Prince George
Office to a warehouse where
we keep records and things
until the seven year (mark)
then they are destroyed.

"Once we found out that
they needed the receipts, we
retrieved them along with the
receipt books and they were
reconciled against the revenue
collected and they, the audi-
tors, said they were satisfied,"
said Mr Gomez.

In a report dated July 13,
2010, Auditor General Ter-
rance Bastian noted that his
department had not been able
to locate the receipts.

“During our examination of
the cashbook, we were unable
to trace the recorded amounts
to the general receipt books
and cash vouchers because
these vouches could not be
located for audit inspection,”
he said. Mr Bastian's report
also noted that harbour dues
and departure tax billings were
not received within the
required 30-day period.

Mr Gomez said the Auditor
General's Office got the
requested receipts about three
or four weeks after the report
was made. He attributed lapses
in bill collection to employees
not being accustomed to the
shift system which recently
came on stream at the depart-
ment.

PM, McCartney
shake hands and
share a laugh

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

THE attention of most par-
liamentarians was stolen briefly
from House of Assembly pro-
ceedings yesterday when Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
shared a cordial greeting with
the man who might have been
his leadership challenger if the
FNM party had held a national
convention this year.

Having resigned from the
post of Minister of State for
Immigration, Bamboo Town
MP Branville McCartney has
made his intention of one day
leading the FNM known. He
has recently taken an even
stronger stance, saying the time
has come for Mr Ingraham to
“pass the baton” of party lead-
ership to the next generation.

Therefore, when the prime
minister stood and walked to
the back bench to shake Mr
McCartney’s hand, all eyes
focused on the pair to see how
the exchange would turn out.

Sharing a laugh, the two
shook hands and exchanged
words before Mr Ingraham
walked on — patting Mr
McCartney on the back as he
passed.

Before leaving the chamber,
Mr Ingraham explained to The
Tribune he told Mr McCartney
he had heard the MP’s “baton”
statement. Mr Ingraham said
he informed the young MP that
when he is ready to hand it
over, he hopes Mr McCartney
will be there to carry it.



Government urged to ‘sweeten
pot’ further for ZNS employees

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

UNIONS representing ZNS
line and managerial staff have
appealed to the government to
further “sweeten the pot” for
ZNS employees who were
offered severance packages, but
the minister responsible said its
unlikely any more money can
be found to accommodate this.

Both Tommy Turnquest,
Minister with responsibility for
the Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas, and ZNS
Chairman Michael Moss yes-
terday confirmed that the cur-
rent total value of the sever-
ance packages already on offer
is $4 million.

On Monday, the Bahamas
Communication and Public
Officers Union president
Bernard Evans advised his
union’s membership not to
accept the separation packages
offered to them that day by
ZNS executives.

“We’re not pleased at all
with their offer,” said Mr
Evans, indicating that what was
offered would leave staff in a
poor position to meet their
immediate financial obligations.

But Mr Turnquest said: “I
think they (union leaders)
ought to give their members
good advice.”

Employees have until next
Tuesday to decide whether they
will accept the voluntary sepa-
ration packages, at which time
the “sweetener” added to the
offer will fall away, and by next
Thursday final decisions will be
made about who will have to
leave as the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas is
restructured. ZNS chairman Mr
Moss said some employees had
started to accept the packages
offered before the union leader
advised for them not to.

He said: “I hope that people
will not be discouraged from
going if they want to. At end
of the day, the board will be
making some determinations
as to who will go and who will
stay and I would prefer for
those who are keenly interested
in going to be the ones who go
first, otherwise if people don’t
sign up the board may end up
keeping people employed who
would prefer to go and letting
go people who desire to stay.”

Mr Moss rejected the char-
acterisation of the packages as
unfair as “disingenuous.” He
said staff have all been offered
a year’s medical insurance cov-
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“treated as if they have worked
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additional years,” meaning that
they get an extra two months of
pay. Line staff, who are also
getting two months extra pay,
are receiving benefits that
would have otherwise been
provided to individuals who
had worked four years longer,
as they get two weeks pay per
year of service upon separation,
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In addition to this, both line
and managerial staff were given
the option to choose “whichev-
er component of the contract
offers the biggest settlement.”

“We have put in the offer to
both, that if resignation or
redundancy or retirement
option provides the best pack-
age, we will go with that,” he
said.

The executives also offered
double the usual pay “in lieu
of notice” that the law demands
for line and managerial staff.

Yesterday, two line staffers
who together have worked for
the corporation for over 50
years told this newspaper they
were not happy with their pack-
ages and wondered how they
would be able to support their
families. They predicted a great
strain will be placed on the
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resources by the terminations at
ZNS.

“T’m only 50 years old so I
really need to work some more.
Ican’t get national insurance, I
have a mortgage, I have chil-
dren and J am a single mother.”

“It’s a slap in the face
because you’ve been here since
you were 20-something years
old, you’ve spent most of your
life building the place up and
then it’s just this,” said one of
the staff members.

John Pinder, head of the
National Congress of Trade
Unions, of which the BCPOU
is amember organisation, said
the offers did not follow the
precedent set by other public
sector organisations which saw
employees provided with an
additional 12 months to two
years salary to leave the organ-
isations, on top of what was
required as a minimum by the
Employment Act.

Mr Pinder described the
offers made as “really sad” but
also admitted that the employ-
ees would not have “a leg to
stand on” should they reject the
offers as they were advised that
as long as what they are given
meets the minimum require-
ments of the Employment Act,
it would be legal.

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US plans uncertain as war enters 10th year

KABUL, Afghanistan — It's make-or-
break time in Afghanistan.

The war entered its 10th year Thursday,
and this is no ordinary anniversary.

With extra American troops now in place,
this is the critical juncture to determine if
President Barack Obama's revised war strat-
egy will work and reverse Taliban momen-
tum.

Key players are hedging their bets, uncer-
tain whether the Obama administration is
prepared to stay for the long haul, move
quickly to exit an increasingly unpopular
conflict, or something in between.

Fearing that his Western allies may in
the end abandon him, Afghan President
Hamid Karzai has started to prepare his
nation for a withdrawal of international
forces by shoring up relations with neigh-
bouring Pakistan and reaching out to insur-
gents interested in reconciliation.

Pakistan, America's nominal ally, says
it's fighting insurgents. But it still tolerates al-
Qaida and Afghan Taliban militants hiding
out on its soil — out of reach of U.S.-led
NATO ground forces.

Public support for the war is slipping in
the United States and Western Europe.
Already, the Netherlands has pulled out its
troops, the first NATO country to do so.
The Canadians leave next.

Patience is running out here as well.
Afghans are tired of the violence, increas-
ingly resentful of foreign forces. Many won-
der why their quality of life has not marked-
ly improved when their nation has been
awash in billions of dollars of foreign aid.

"NATO is here and they say they are
fighting terrorism, and this is the 10th year
and there is no result yet," Karzai said in
an emotional speech last week. "Our sons
cannot go to school because of bombs and
suicide attacks."

All this is very different from the near
universal international support the Bush
administration enjoyed when it launched
attacks on Oct. 7, 2001. The war was aimed
at toppling the Taliban from power because
they harboured Osama bin Laden and other
al-Qaida leaders responsible for the stun-
ning strikes on the World Trade Centre and
the Pentagon less than a month earlier.

The hardline Islamic regime, which
repressed women, banned music and held
public executions for disloyal actions, col-
lapsed within two months.

But looking back at the first years of the
war, the effort was underfunded from the
start. When the Bush administration's atten-
tion shifted to Iraq in 2003, the Taliban
began to regroup. After several years of rel-

ative calm and safety, the situation in
Afghanistan began to deteriorate around
2006. The Taliban have steadily gained
strength since then. And bin Laden remains
alive. Obama ramped up the war this year,
sending tens of thousands more troops.
Casualties are running at their highest levels
since 2001, when the Taliban were over-
thrown without a single American combat
death. The US. death toll in July was 66, set-
ting a monthly record; to date, about 2,000
NATO troops have died in the conflict,
including more than 1,220 American service
men and women. U.S. Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said in June that the U.S. and
its NATO partners have to show progress
before the end of this year or face a decline
in public support for the war.

There's plenty of frustration at the White
House and in the U.S. Congress too. In
August, when Sen. John Kerry, chairman
of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee, visited Kabul, he bluntly stated that if
the Karzai government didn't clean up cor-
ruption, it was going to be hard "to look
American families in the eye and say, 'Hey
that's something worth dying for.'"

On the battlefield, NATO's top com-
mander, Gen. David Petraeus, is banking
on his plan to protect heavily populated
areas, rout the Taliban from their strong-
holds and rush in better governance and
development aid to win the Afghans' loyal-
ty away from the Taliban.

Commanders believe the war will be won
only if Afghan civilians start supporting the
troops. And, they say, the only way that will
happen is if the forces can provide enough
security to allow people to break free of the
fear and intimidation of Taliban threats. In
some places, residents don't even want to be
seen talking to U'S. forces for fear of Taliban
reprisals. Karzai still backs coalition efforts
but has also used back channels to reach
out to Taliban leaders who seem amenable
to finding a political resolution to the war.
Karzai appointed nearly 70 people last week
to a High Peace Council, which will guide
efforts to reach out to insurgents.

Pakistan also wants to maintain relations
with some factions of the Taliban, which it
believes will be a powerful player in
Afghanistan when the Americans go home.

And there's strong suspicion in the region
that U.S. troops will go home sooner rather
than later — largely because of Obama's
decision to set July 2011 as his goal for start-
ing a drawdown of USS. forces.

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We must recognise
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Police Prosecutors

EDITOR, The Tribune,

Their performance over the
decades of the fifties to the
present and their continued
efficient performance in our
Magistrates’ Courts must be
recognized.

In most countries in the
Commonwealth Police Pros-
ecutors continue to provide
this service.

The amount of work done
by our Police Prosecutors is
accomplished through their
dedication and devotion to
duty.

The long hours of reading
and studying case files are
examples of their dedication.
They occupy small cubicles in
the Prosecutions Department
where space and comfort are
lacking, but as Police Officers
they make do with what they
have available to them.

Most importantly they save
our government millions of
dollars by providing this ser-
vice.

Police Prosecutors of the
past, namely: Salathiel
Thompson, John Crawley,
Cyril Joseph, Summer Ban-
nister and Chilean Turner
were excellent in their pre-
sentations and examination
of witnesses in our courts. The
Hon. Eugene Dupuch, QC,
in describing Salathiel
Thompson stated that he is a
worthy advocate. “I have to
be extra prepared when
defending in his court,” Mr
Dupuch said.

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The Prosecutions Section
of our Police Force is one of
the most efficient units of the
force.

Its personnel continue to
provide efficient and effective
service in the Justice system.
With the addition of Police
Officers with law degrees and
legal training performance in
the unit has improved
immensely.

I recall my training at the
West Riding Detective Train-
ing College in Yorkshire,
England. It was made very
clear to us that Police Prose-
cutors are not expected to
respond to legal submissions
made by defense attorneys,
in particular when it is on a
point of law. Magistrates must
deal with such matters. If the
submission is about evidence
or police procedure there
ought to be response from the
Police Prosecutor. I would
suggest that the Hon. Attor-
ney General and other
authorities considering the
change from Police Prosecu-
tors to Attorneys at Law visit
the Police Prosecutions
Department for information
on the following:

(a) Accommodation. Will
the small cubicles presently
in use be acceptable to attor-

neys? Consider the cost of
providing more suitable and
acceptable office accommo-
dation. The cost of upgrading
the offices.

(b) Will a single attorney
in each court be capable of
and prepared to undertake
the volume of cases being
dealt with by Police Prosecu-
tors? The average being about
25 cases per day, including tri-
als, bail hearings, first appear-
ances and pleas. Attorneys
from the Attorney General’s
Office attend the Supreme
Court with one case file which
they could have had for weeks
of preparation.

(c) Deals between Police
Prosecutors and defense
attorneys are very unlikely.

(d) Calculate the difference
in the earnings of Police Pros-
ecutors and attorneys.

(e) Interview Police Prose-
cutors on their case load and
the number of files that are
taken home to be read and
prepare for presentation in
court on the following day.

“Tf it ain’t broke don’t fix
it.”

PAUL THOMPSON
QPM, CPM,

Former Assistant
Commissioner of Police.
Nassau,

October 1, 2010.

Mr. Christie, the master of cynicism

DITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open letter to Opposi-
tion Leader Perry Christie.

Dear Mr Christie,

You are so funny. In my opinion you were
clearly playing a cynical game of wait-and-
see over the Baha Mar project. You hemmed
and hawed and refused to make a clear state-
ment of your party’s position on the matter so
that whatever the Government decided you
would be free to pounce on it.

But as the Leader of the Opposition that
has complained about not being consulted
you were thrown into a tizzy when Mr. Ingra-
ham told you he would bring the matter to the
House of Assembly so you and your col-
leagues can vote yea or nay.

Then you, Mr. Christie, the master of cyn-
icism, accused Mr. Ingraham of being cynical
for calling your bluff and upsetting your game
plan! But, incredibly, and in the same breath,
Mr. Christie, you say that it is commendable
for the Government to seek bipartisan support
for the project!

Which is it Mr. Christie? Cynical or com-
mendable? And do you ever listen to yourself,
or do you just go on talking, hoping people
will say how well you speak and forget what
you said when you first opened your mouth?

And talking about cynical, Mr. Christie,

TZ,



do you recall how you all voted unanimously
in favour of constitutional changes in the
House of Assembly and then went out in the
country and campaigned against the very
changes you had voted for? Do you remember
that?

When Mr. Ingraham spoke about the Baha
Mar project in the House, you said you did not
like his tone. Now that he has laid it all out to
the people in a press conference you say that
he has “soured” public opinion about the
deal. I don’t recall you saying anything that
would have made public opinion “sweet” on
the deal while you were bobbing and weaving.

What Mr. Ingraham did was to talk to the
Bahamian people as if we were adults, not
silly children to be manipulated by a double-
talking politician.

He laid it all out — the pros and cons, the
ups and the downs of the proposed project.

He spoke as an intelligent leader who mas-
ters his brief and understands all the implica-
tions. He spoke as an honest leader who is
willing to trust his people with the truth. You
call that souring public opinion, Mr. Christie?

I call it informing public opinion with the
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million for the period 2010
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This was announced dur-
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ern Hemisphere Affairs, and
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Foreign Affairs and Immi-
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interests which are of great
importance to this country.

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announced that there has
been a major increase in
funding for the period 2010
to 2011, to $1.6 million from
$150,000 allocated for the
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These funds have been
provided to support law
enforcement operations,
specifically in all facets of
the fight against the illicit
drug trade.

The US said it views this
support as a testament to its
commitment to bilateral
cooperation.

Mr Symonette and Mr
Turnquest both said that the
Bahamas recognised the
importance of bilateral and
regional cooperation in
ensuring that threats to
national security are effec-
tively and comprehensively
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her capacity as Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State
for the Western Hemi-
sphere.

Discussions were also held
with the Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and
Leader of the Opposition
Perry Christie.

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sorships to help offset costs.

Donald Tomlison, co-
owner of Classical 98.1
along with his wife Debo-
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bilities.

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According to Mr Tomli-
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“broadcasting on and off for
a month [attempting] to get
the best possible broadcast
signal because with classi-
cal music ... a pure signal is

necessary.”

Having accomplished
technical purity, Mr Tomli-
son says the station is now
broadcasting on a full time
basis.

He is somewhat surprised
by the overwhelming posi-
tive feedback he has
received from listeners thus
far and predicts that per-

haps classical music is more
popular among persons liv-
ing in the Bahamas than he
had initially estimated.

Classical music is a world-
renowned genre with
immeasurable influence on
various cultures over its cen-
turies of existence.

It is hoped that the new
station will fill a void for

classical music lovers and
help to foster an apprecia-
tion for this rich and beau-
tiful music among all sec-
tors of Bahamian society.

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NEWS

BIFF announces a new edition of documentary competition

The Nature
Conservancy
sponsors
‘Green Reel’
for second
year

THE Nature Conservancy
is sponsoring the “Green Reel”
competition for its second year
to enable students to create
documentaries that explore the
environmental issues affecting
the Bahamas.

The Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF) called for
submissions of documentaries
from emerging Bahamian film-

makers between the ages of 15
and 18 to participate in the spe-
cial competition.

The topic of the documen-
taries is the environment and
the Bahamian community.

Filmmakers were encour-
aged to explore how Bahami-
ans interact with the environ-
ment and how changes in the
environment can impact

Bahamian communities.

They were told to focus on
one or more of the following
environmental issues — bio-
diversity, climate change,
coastal erosion, conservation,
invasive species, land degrada-
tion, over fishing, pollution,
and threatened species/habi-
tats.

BIFF founder and executive

director Leslie Vanderpool
said: “BIFF is always looking
for ways to encourage young
Bahamians to showcase their
talents through film.”

Eleanor Phillips, director of
the Northern Caribbean Office
of the Nature Conservancy
here in the Bahamas said: “We
at the Conservancy want to
encourage the youth of the

Bahamas to tell us through film
how they want the environ-
ment of the country to be in
the future.

After all, we are the stew-
ards of their future.”

The competition’s winner
will be given special recogni-
tion at the 2010 Bahamas
International Film Festival and
will receive a BIFF Award.











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MAMMOTH TASK: View of Nassau Harbour with cruise ships docked. Jamaican officers took a
look at the security measures in place at the harbour.

A CONTINGENT of high-
ranking officers from the
Jamaica Constabulary Force
visited New Providence this
week to get a first-hand look at
the security measures in place
at Nassau Harbour.

The officers visited the port
facilities and interacted with
stakeholders all across the
downtown area.

Security has become a prime
concern at the Nassau Port
which services a wide range of
guests when they are visiting
the capital, said Patrick McNeil
of the Port Department at a
welcome reception for the JCF
officers at police headquarters
on Monday.

Also speaking at the recep-
tion, National Security Minis-
ter Tommy Turnquest gave
some information on the num-
ber of tourists that have come
into the country within the last
year.

“In January, between the
12th and the 18th, the port
received 80,335 guests. In
March 12-18 we received
84,108, and in July 16-22, the
port received 81,711,” said Mr
Turnquest.

“All of this speaks volumes
to the mammoth task we have
at the port to ensure that our
guests get the best experience
(they) can possibly receive.”

In April, government spent
$50 million to dredge the har-
bour and constructed mooring
dolphins to enhance the facili-
ty.

Over the years, a very small
portion of criminal elements
have threatened that area,
impressing upon the Royal
Bahamas Police Force the
importance of stepping up its
efforts in protecting visitors,
Mr Turnquest said.

Police Commissioner Ellis-
ton Greenslade said he hopes
the JCF contingent will form a
good appreciation of the
RBPF’s efforts to keep cruise
passengers safe in New Provi-
dence.

“That is why we’re strug-
gling with protocol, and we’re
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country and across the region,”
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LOCAL NEWS



The second plane
crash in two days

FROM page one

Roberts, speaking by cell phone from
Little Whale last night, “when a gust of
wind caught the plane and we hit the
tree.”

He said the plane was a total write
off. “If anyone could see the plane they
would marvel that anyone could have
come out of it alive,” said Mr Roberts,
whose only concern was to keep his son
alert while they waited for the heli-
copter’s arrival. He said his son was in
terrible pain.

The Roberts family was flying from
Miami with plans to stop at Little Whale
Cay in the Berry Island chain before con-
tinuing on to Nassau. It is presumed that
their plans changed when weather start-
ed to move in. And so they just flew low
over the small private island to let the
caretaker know not to expect them when
the accident occurred.

Felipé Major/Tribune staff



THE HELICOPTER arrives at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pindling International Air-
port just before 8pm.

Agency (NEMA) director Commander
Stephen Russell last night said weather
conditions and approaching nightfall
were making the emergency evacuation

at Odyssey Aviation at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport just before
8pm, where an ambulance, doctors and a
police out rider were standing by to rush



National Emergency Management difficult. However, the helicopter landed

PROSPECTUS

him to Doctors Hospital.

to New Providence.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2015, 2017, 2019 AND 2030
ISSUE OF B$100,000, 000.00

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of Assembly. |th
June, SM,

Applications will be received by The Banking [eeparcment beginning at 9:30 om om Sih Ociober, 3010 and will
Chose at 3: Mpa on loch October, 2010, Allocations will commence at 90 an, on Lh Ccsaher, TOM and will cease ar
3:00pom. on | 9th October, 2010,

lf the total sabsenpiioia exceed the sum of ASTAAOOOCKM (Momieal) partial alkament wall be tae oo
subscribers. and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. Mo interest will be pasd on
amounis so refunded.

——

The Goverment of The Commonwealth of The Bahama tivities appicahen for Bakainias Repetened Sock
totalling BS 100000,000.00. The Stock will be available ina range of maborty dates; the earliest being repayable im
2013 and the latest im 2030), The total amount of Steck offered, the ete of interest and the ixsue price are given below :-

leeue Price
Rute of beret Nace of Sk Aun BS
As

Prime Raie sisiered Stack 2014 Wl =a =

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IS TEREST

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per eeu over the Prime Rate (Le the prime eonemercial interest rate Thom tame to time fied by the Clearing hanks
aiming on buses in the and of Mew Providenee in The Bahamas, If there shall be any difference betueen them,
ihen that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-vearly commencing om 19th Apeil,
SU and thereatter on 1th Denker and (th Apal in every year intl the Saack 1 repanl

CHARGE UAGS CONSOLIDATED FUND

The principal monies ax) intercs! represemiad by the Steck are changed upon are! payable at af the Consolidated
Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

basue of Shack The Stock will be isswed by the Registrar (The Cemeral Bank of The Bahamas). Applications will

he recaved by The Banking Deyarinent haginning at 9:30 am on ach Oeober, D010 and al elope
aL 3:00 pm on 15th October, 2010, Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. an 18th October 2010
wed will cease at 3:1pm. on 14h October, 2000. All envelopes enclosing applications shoakd be
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Che Stock will be in units of 23 1h (Mb

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Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The Treasury
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thiwnlogded (rom the Contral Baek al the Baomas website al www ceniralhent hakamas.coam or
unwy of the following banks:

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Bs BS BS
Approved Budget Approved Budget
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cominibuiions and advances
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FORK OF FRCIAL OSE ONLY
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Sir
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The Bahamas ambassador
to US addresses PAHO
Directing Council meeting

By KHYLE QUINCY
PARKER

Press Attaché
Embassy of the
Bahamas

WASHINGTON, DC -
Addressing the Pan-Ameri-
can Health Organisation’s
50th Directing Council
meeting, Bahamas Ambas-
sador to the United States
Cornelius A Smith spoke of
concerns that over 70 per
cent of persons committed
to prison in the Bahamas are
below the age of 35 and that
suicides are on the rise.

He also spotlighted the
issue of violence-related
injuries in the non-Hispanic
Caribbean as a matter of
regional health concerns.

The ambassador was
responding to the report of
PAHO Director Dr Mirta
Roses, titled “Promoting
Health, Well-being and
Human Security in The
Americas,” which she deliv-
ered at PAHO headquarters
in Washington, DC.

“In the non-Hispanic
Caribbean, particular atten-
tion is given to personal
security and to the response



“Homicides disproportionately
affect males greater than
females, both as victims and as
perpetrators, with 88 per cent
of murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and 96
per cent of perpetrators being

male.”



Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States Cornelius A Smith

to violence-related injuries
which disproportionately
affect an expanded popula-
tion of persons aged 15-35
years, rather than the refer-
enced 15-24 age group as
noted on page 27 of the
(director’s) report,” he said.

“In (the Bahamas), 70
per cent of the persons com-
mitted to prison are younger
than 35 years of age,
although specific data
regarding the median age is
lacking. Homicides dispro-
portionately affect males
greater than females, both

as victims and as perpetra-
tors, with 88 per cent of
murder victims between
2005-2009 being male and
96 per cent of perpetrators
being male.”

“The number of suicides
each year is increasing,” Mr
Smith added, “and this high-
lights the need for attention
to be given to this aspect of
mental health/mental secu-
rity and the integration of
mental health programmes
in the response to violence.”

Other issues he raised
included environmental

security, food security and
an anti-HIV and congenital
syphilis agenda.

Mr Smith headed the
Bahamas’ delegation to the
PAHO meeting, which
included Drs Merceline
Dahl-Regis, chief medical
officer; Delon Braynen,
deputy chief medical officer,
and Cherita Moxey, senior
house officer. Bridget McK-
ay, alternate representative
from the Bahamas Perma-
nent Mission to the OAS,
was also part of the delega-
tion.

The purpose of the meet-
ing was to make new policy
decisions that addressed the
critical health problems of
the region, including pan-
demic H1N1, neglected dis-
eases and other poverty-
related infections, primary
health care, nutrition and
development for the
achievement of the Millen-
nium Development Goals,
safe hospitals, adolescent
and youth health, gender
equality, human organ
donation and transplanta-
tion, health and tourism,
family and community
health.



PAHO MEETING: Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis was part of the

Bahamas’ delegation.

The Directing Council is
made up of representatives
of all the member states and
meets once a year to analyse
and determine the general
policies of PAHO.

PAHO is an internation-
al public health agency with
more than 100 years of
experience in working to
improve health and living

standards of the countries
of the Americas. It serves as
the specialised organisation
for health of the Inter-
American System. It also
serves as the regional office
for the Americas of the
World Health Organisation
and enjoys international
recognition as part of the
United Nations system.

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LOCAL NEWS

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play enjoys revival

WOMAN TAKE TWO
Dundas Centre

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the Bahamas’ best known play,
was given a thoroughly enjoy-
able revival at the 2010 Shake-
speare in Paradise festival. The
play, written in the 1970s by Tel-
cine Turner-Rolle, has been on
the BGCSE Literature syllabus
since the early days of the exam-
ination and has enjoyed two oth-
er successful runs in Nassau pri-
or to this latest production. It is
easy to appreciate why the play
sounds so many chords with its
audiences and readers, and
David Jonathan Burrows’ ener-
getic direction ensures that Nas-
sau’s theatergoers are not dis-
appointed.

It is a play about manipula-
tion, ambition and the clash
between traditional and mod-
ern ways and brings in many
issues that we are still grappling
with today, such as teenage
pregnancy, ‘sweethearting’, prej-
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stereotype and demand sensi-
tivity and thought if they are to
convince us. That this reviewer
was convinced almost all of the
time, speaks volumes for the
work done in rehearsal and the
attention paid to detail that
characterises this production.

Harold Davies, the scheming,
womanizing, unscrupulous own-
er of a construction company,
is a character the audience loves
to hate. His unabashed manipu-
lation of Haitian Bahamian
Lionel Joseph and his mistreat-
ment of and attitude to his wife
make BGCSE students and
audience members alike feel a
distinct animosity towards him.
However, Anthony Roberts
reveals some aspects of Harold
that we tend to normally over-
look: his genuine concern for his
daughter, his real pride in his
own achievements and his some-
what contradictory stance
against abortion. Playing the
central tactical maneuvering
scene with Lionel tipsy was a
stroke of real genius and such
was Roberts’ sincerity that I
could almost believe that he and
his secretary would have sepa-
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trip to Miami!

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belongs to Merline Evans, who
is bringing up her own ten-year-
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from celebrated Bahamas
play Woman Take Two,
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old niece, Beverly. Merline is a
very complex character and
Doris Jackson filled her with
righteous anger, tender sympa-
thy, straightforward good sense
and old fashioned discipline by
turns, never letting one side of
the character dominate for long.
Ms Jackson showed she is an
expert at the throwaway line -
much to the audience’s delight -
and she handled the fluctuations
in her relationships with and
attitudes to Beverly and Bever-
ly’s fiancé Lionel with a com-
plete assurance. She has an
imposing presence, never more
so than when she was dressed
in her Lodge uniform, and I
look forward to seeing more of
her on the Nassau stage.

Another actress I would like
to see working on the stage
again is Enith Darling who
played the maid, Matilda. Her
performance was a delight from
beginning to end and, while hers
was a smaller part than most of
the others, she dominated the
stage while she was present and
delivered her remarks with the
touch of a true comedienne. Her
scene round the washtub with
Merline was beautifully paced
and pitched, never once
descending into caricature, and
she showed herself at least the
match of the excellent Ms Jack-
son.

The play’s romantic interest
centres around Beverly (Moya
Thompson) and Lionel (Terran
Brown) and although these two
young performers both gave
strong performances they did
not quite succeed in coming to
grips with all aspects of their
characters. Both were excellent
in their affectionate moments,
making their love and future
hopes very real and believable,
but neither had the range to
convince completely. To make
her rejection of Lionel persua-
sive to the audience we have to
witness the inner turmoil Bev-
erly must be going through. Miss
Thompson did succeed in mak-
ing her relationship with her
younger cousin, Jennifer, very
convincing and Brown handled
the play’s penultimate scene
when Lionel propositions
Harold’s wife with complete
authority. He lacked range in
his angry moments though, and
needed to have explored alter-
native methods of expressing
fury and resentment to make his
rage more acceptable.

The play’s other actors solid-
ly complemented those already
mentioned: Eryn Bellot,
although too old looking for
Jennifer, had just the right
degree of mischievousness nec-

essary and was very comfort-

able on the stage; Anée
Wildgoose certainly
lived up to Sonia’s
playful epithet and
helped Roberts

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sympathy for her plight when
she becomes pregnant; and
Tami Forbes, too young for Mrs
Davies and sporting a tattoo that
middle-aged women in the 1970s
would not have indulged in, was
nonetheless excellent as a
woman at her wits end with her
philandering husband.

The title of the play comes
from a traditional ringplay song
and at certain times during the
play Jennifer joined some of her
neighbours to dance, much to
her mother’s chagrin. These
short interludes injected further
life and atmosphere into the
proceedings and the children are
to be congratulated on their
essential contributions. I would,
however, have liked a little more
creativity in the presentation of
these scenes to give the children
more to do than just gyrate up
and down.

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actions. Nothing was hurried
and important lines and
moments received just the right
amount of emphasis and stress.
Credit here must also go to the
director and his assistant, Deon
Simms. With a play that elicits
such riotous reactions from its
audience, actors must use their
sense of timing to ride the reac-
tions to ensure their next lines
are not lost and the cast did an
exceptional job in this regard.
Believe me, there were some
volcanic bursts of laughter and
much vocal response but the
cast calmly dealt with them and
waited to proceed.

The composite set, excellent-
ly lit by Philip Burrows, served
the play well and the use of lev-
els was particularly pleasing
while the Bahamian music,
played between scenes while
furniture was moved, added to
the general atmosphere and set-

ting of the play.
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lie-Harris, engineer and public relations officer for the New Providence Road Improvement Project, give
road safety tips and an update on the road projects to parents and teachers of Claridge Primary School.

Claridge Primary PTA gets update
on Road Improvement Project

THE roads currently being
constructed in New Providence
are being built to be durable,
Charlene Collie-Harris, engi-
neer and public relations rep-
resentative for the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject (NPRIP), told the Parents
Teachers Association of Clar-
idge Primary School.

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last long and have the correct
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the administration and parents
of Claridge Primary an update
along with safety tips for cross-
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island-wide information cam-
paign on the NPRIP.

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line with our objectives includ-
ing provision of sidewalks,
drainage, underground utilities,
proper signage and street light-
ing among others,” said Mrs
Collie-Harris.

Sgt Rolle said there are too
many traffic accidents occurring
in New Providence with more
than 90 accidents in one week.

“We have to do a better job
in the way we drive,” he said.

He appealed to parents and
teachers to use their signals and
seat belts. Furthermore, “Be
mindful of your safety, your
children’s safety and the safety
of others. Stay off the phone
while driving, be patient and
manage your time. Be courte-
ous to other drivers — don’t
block the road when purchas-
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phone cards. Use signals and
stop signs,” said Sgt Rolle.

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ation of all the companies
that are authorised AOC
holders (aircraft operator
certificate),” said Hubert
Adderley, director of the
Flight Standards Inspec-
torate.

“It is not that we don’t
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The practice of hacking
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the authorities have strug-
gled to crack down on the
illegal activity.

Authorities

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 13

LOCAL NEWS

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hampering efforts
to police operators

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if they are not AOC hold-
ers, “it is not possible to
catch everyone who does
that,” said Mr Adderley.

The Ministry of Touris-
m’s website lists at least
35 different airline com-
panies that operate sched-
uled air services and char-
ter flights. Only 15 of
those 35 companies are
listed on the Department
of Civil Aviation’s list of
33 authorised Bahamian
AOC holders.

Companies on that list
are the only charter oper-
ators authorised to pro-
vide inter island charter
services.

Some of the other com-
panies listed on the web-
site are US registered air-
lines with authorisation to
fly from the United States
to the Bahamas.

“A foreign company
cannot do inter island
charters. If an American
company is coming into
the Bahamas to an island,
like Crooked Island, which
is not a port of entry, they
can stop at a port of entry
to clear their passengers
and then take them on to
Crooked Island. They can-
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the Civil Aviation Depart-
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of Assembly, Mr Ingraham
drew attention to the continu-
ing land dispute between
Arawak Homes and these
homeowners who have also
claimed ownership of the said
properties.

Describing Arawak Homes
as the “PLP chairman’s com-
pany,” Mr Ingraham said that
the PLP cannot claim to be the
party of the poor any longer.

“The PLP chairman’s com-
pany is knocking down peo-
ple’s houses. The chairman of
the PLP. And the PLP is
silent! They can’t open their
mouth. Mum’s the word!
Mum! Intimidated by their
own chairman, and claiming
to be friends of the poor. What
poor? They knock their hous-
es down!” Mr Ingraham
exclaimed.

When interrupted by a num-
ber of Opposition members
from their seats on the issue,
Mr Ingraham challenged the
PLP’s leader, Perry Christie
to “stand up” and have his say
on the issue. However, Mr
Christie did not oblige the
Prime Minister.

When contacted yesterday
for comment on the matter,
the PLP’s chairman, Mr
Roberts said that he was only
singled out as a shareholder

PM: Bradley
Roberts has
‘intimidated’
PLP over Arawak
Homes issue

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“Mr Ingraham only had to ;

look on his left or on his right,

wherever Tommy Turnquest }
(leader of Government Busi- }
ness) was and he would see }
shareholder of :
Arawak Homes. So my ques- }
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ham ask why did Mr Turn- }
quest knock down the homes?
Why didn’t Mr Ingraham ask }
about the prominent pastor }
who is a shareholder in }

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Minister forced to withdraw
allegations against MP

FROM page one

To this, Mr Russell said
that he was only following in
the footsteps of what Mr
Gibson had done to him dur-
ing a previous sitting of the
House of Assembly.

Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker, I
have at least six more of
these instances to talk about
that I will talk about over the
next year with my colleague
(motioning to the FNM MP
for Garden Hills, Brensil
Rolle).”

Opposition MPs jumped
into action and began to
protest Mr Russell’s remarks;
chief among them the PLP’s
MP for Golden Gates.

Mr Gibson: “Mr Speaker,
when the MP for High Rock
began his presentation, he
began by referring to the
Member for Golden Gates.
Then he went on talking
about how contractors talked



ALLEGATIONS:
Kenneth Russell

about paying out $1,000.
Then he went on talking how
the former minister came in
and now he has more than
he came in with. Mr Speaker,

I think that that is wrong,
and I think the Member
should apologize and with-
draw those statements
because clearly he is refer-
ring to me in a dishonourable
way and my privilege is being
breached.”

Mr Russell was then
advised by the Speaker of the
House, Alvin Smith, to with-
draw his remarks if he was
not able to provide some evi-
dence to corroborate it.

Mr Russell: “Mr Speaker,
there is no difference
between what I did this
morning, and what the Mem-
ber did (a few weeks ago).”

The wrangle continued
between Mr Russell and a
few seated PLP MPs for a
few minutes before his ini-
tial exchange was eventually
withdrawn.

The comments, however,
were not expunged from the
records of the House of
Assembly.

FROM page one

Melanie Taylor, 36, said her broth-
er Dwayne Taylor, 40, a scrap metal
worker who lives in the remaining
half of the duplex, was warned not
to alert the media his brother’s home
was being demolished or he too
would lose his property.

Maxwell Taylor, 42, also a scrap
metal worker, had been informed by
Arawak Homes Ltd in June that the
home he lived in with his children
and girlfriend would be demolished
as it had been built on the developer’s
land and stood in the way of a road
they had planned.

But Mr Taylor had vowed to fight
for his property before he disap-
peared at sea on July 17 as he headed
from Nassau to Abaco with two
employees in a 19ft boat.

Arawak Homes then stepped up
their pursuit of the property and
informed Dwayne Taylor his broth-
er’s half of the duplex would be
demolished on Friday, Ms Taylor
said.

Although the home was unoccu-
pied and Arawak Homes Ltd agreed

to wait until Monday to demolish it,
Mr Taylor, who lives next door with
his girlfriend and their six children,
was warned not to speak out or he
would also lose his home, Ms Taylor
claims.

“My brother Dwayne is afraid to
speak out because they said they
would break down his building,” said
the 36-year-old of Dean Street, Nas-
sau.

“He doesn’t have the money to
fight them so he can’t take the chance
of losing everything he’s got.

“They said if he brought in the
media there would be no negotiat-
ing, so he didn’t get involved.”

The incident only emerged when
Ms Taylor spoke out at a public meet-
ing about the continuing land dispute
between Arawak Homes Ltd on
Tuesday evening.

Mr Taylor was reportedly told by
Arawak Homes Ltd that he could
own his home if he paid $60,000 for
the property, but Ms Taylor said
Arawak Homes Ltd has yet to pro-
duce any documents to prove legal

ownership of her brothers’ property
which was allocated by government
following a land dispute 15 years ago.

Arawak Homes Ltd president Fra-
non Wilson did not mention the fresh
destruction when he met with
reporters at his offices in Shirley
Street on Monday morning, as resi-
dents and property owners from the
Pinewood Gardens area protested
outside.

Hundreds of property owners and
residents in the Pinewood Gardens
area fear they will lose their homes as
Arawak Homes Ltd maintains there
is widespread trespass on their land.

Maxwell Taylor’s home is the sec-
ond to be demolished by the real
estate developer after Frederick and
Maria Wood’s home in Sir Lynden
Pindling Estates was knocked down
on September 24.

Arawak Homes Ltd declined to
comment on the recent demolition,
but is expected to release a detailed
report tomorrow, identifying the
homes, properties and names of res-
idents and property owners whose
homes and land the company lays
claim to.

Residents and property owners

have sought representation from the
Nassau Village and Sea Breeze Prop-
erty Owners Association and lawyer
Carl Bethel, chairman of the FNM.

Minister of Lands and Surveys
Byran Woodside is acting as a medi-
ator in the dispute and although he
confirmed the property was demol-
ished by Arawak Homes on Monday,
he declined to comment on the mat-
ter but said he would release an offi-
cial statement soon.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
took the opportunity to attack the
PLP over Arawak Homes Ltd’s
destruction of property in the House
of Assembly yesterday.

He alluded to PLP chairman
Bradley Roberts’ interest in Arawak
Homes when he said to Opposition
members: “I’m talking about the
chairman of your party knocking a
church down, and knocking a house
down when people are living in it.

“Stop it! stop it!

“And the person who is the princi-
pal of this company who is knocking
these houses down was honoured by
your party...elevated to a stalwart
councillor the other night, and you
can’t say a word!”

_ Baha Mar reaches

agreement over
_ loan on hotels
FROM page one

? resort development, and
? Baha Mar officials say this
i shows ScotiaBank and its
i partners have confidence in
? the project and its econom-
i ic potential.

In a statement issued yes-

i terday, the company said:
i “With this settlement, the
? commencement of the Baha
i Mar world-class develop-
i ment project is now in a
? position to move forward,
? subject to the project receiv-
i ing the necessary approvals
i from the government of the
i Bahamas.”

Sarkis Ismirlian, chairman

i? and CEO of Baha Mar,
i said: “We and the Scotia-
i Bank-led syndicate have
i worked very hard over
i these past several weeks to
i reach a settlement that
i serves the best interests of
i all parties, and should also
i benefit the Bahamas.

“T want to thank the Sco-

? tiaBank-led syndicate for
i their continued support of
i Baha Mar. In reaching this
i settlement,
? accommodated each other,
i with the ultimate goal of ful-
i ly repaying the lenders for
? their outstanding goal.

both sides

Mr Ismirlian added:

i “With this agreement in
i place, we are hopeful the
? government of the Bahamas
i will move expeditiously to
i provide the necessary
i approvals — as they recently
i said they would —so that we
i can commence this project,
i which holds such significant
? economic and job benefits
? for the Bahamas, and which
i will transform the Bahamas
i into one of the premier
? global resort destinations.”

The company expects to

i start construction later this
i year, and eventually employ
? 11,000 Bahamians and inject
? $1 billion into the economy
i in the first year of opera-
i tion.

¢ See Tribune Business

i for more information.

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Amertil wins 400 heat

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Christine
Amertil ran 52.08 to easily win the first of
five heats in the women's 400 at the XIX
Commonwealth Games yesterday.

Her nearest rival was Carline Muir of
Canada in 52.21. Amertil had the sec-
ond fastest time behind Amantle
Monthsho, who won heat two in 51.56.

Tonight, Amertil is scheduled to run
out of lane six in the second of three
heats in the semifinal.

The first two finishers and the next
two best performers will advance to Fri-
day’s final.

Starting today's competition for the
Bahamas will be Trevor Barry as the last
of 12 competitors in Group A of the
men's high jump.

And national champion Donald
Thomas will be fourth out of a field of 11

in the B Group. The automatic qualifying
height is 2.16 metres.

In addition, three competitors will fol-
low in the preliminaries of the men's 400.

Grand Bahamian Michael Mathieu will
be the first out in heat one, lane five.
Ramon Miller will follow in heat two,
lane eight, and Andretti Bain will be in
heat three, lane three.

The first three in each heat and the
six best performers will advance to the
semifinals on Friday.

Griffith, Rolle advance to semis

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Adrian Grif-
fith, turning in a personal best time in
the 100m, led the three Bahamian qual-
ifiers on the first day of competition in
athletics at the XIX Commonwealth
Games.

The first to compete for the Bahamas,
Griffith clocked 10.19 seconds (lower-
ing his previous PR of 10.23 he did at
the BAAA National Open Champi-
onships in July) for second place in the
first of eight heats behind England's
Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis, who
stopped the clock in a season's best of
10.15, the fastest time recorded.

Griffith, the second fastest qualifier,
was joined by Jamial Rolle (second in
heat six in 10.46 followed by Jamaica's
Lerone Clarke in 10.28)) and Rodney
Green, third in heat eight in 10.45. The
heat was won by Trinidad & Tobago's
Aaron Armstrong in 10.35, as they all
advanced to the second round.

Later in the evening, only Griffith and
Rolle advanced to today's semifinal. This
time, Griffith had to settle for third in





7

ADVANCE: Griffith (left) and Rolle.

heat one in 10.30 with Lewis-Francis win-
ning in 10.20 and Ghana's Aziz Zakara
second in 10.27, while Rolle was fourth in
heat four in a season's best of 10.39. His
heat was won by Clarke in 10.19.

The fastest time in the second round
went to Egwero Oghoghene of Nigeria in
10.13. In that heat, Green ran 10.50 for
sixth, but he failed to advance to the
semifinal.

Looking back at his performance, Grif-
fith said he had a pretty good race and
was quite thrilled with the time.

"Tt was actually my most comfortable
race. It was smooth and I just went out

there and executed," he said. "I shut it
off, so I know I still have more in the
tank. I was in lane two all by myself, so I
didn't have any pressure. I just went out
there and executed and did what I had to
do. I thank God for everybody who was
supporting me."

In the second round, after leading the
race, Griffith said he got a little too over-
confident and wasn't able to maintain
his composure. But as he prepares for
the semifinals, he said he will definitely
make the necessary adjustments. He is
slated to run out of lane eight in the first
of two heats with Armstrong on the side
of him in seven. Clarke is in six and
Zakari is in five.

Rolle is set to run out of lane one in
the second heat. Jamaica's Oshane Bailey
is in lane six and Lewis-Francis is in sev-
en. The first three in each heat and the
next two best performers will advance
to the final in the last event of the night.

"10.19, I'm very much in it. It's any-
body's race. All of the guys are close,"
said Griffith, as he prepares for today's
action.

"The best man will come out on top. I
feel I have the ability to be right there
with the field."







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Carl Hield’s quickest
international victory

BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India —
Calling it his time to shine,
Carl Hield posted his quickest
victory in an international
tournament yesterday, setting
the pace for what the boxing
team anticipates will be a
great showing at the XIX
Commonwealth Games.

In the fourth bout of the
evening session, Hield hardly
worked up a sweat as he con-
nected on a barrage of punch-
es that forced referee Ross
Stublay to stop his welter-
weight bout against Hubert
Lucien of Dominica one
minute and 36 seconds into
the first round. It was just
short of the 20-second victory
that he posted during a tour-
nament in Cuba.

In fact, the bout was over
from the first 30 seconds
when Hield posted two quick
points on the scoreboard. He
came right back in the next
30 seconds and added two
more. He then caught Lucien
in the first flurry as Stublay
stepped in to administer a
standing eighth count. Hield
continued the onslaught and
again Stublay had to inter-
vene, this time calling the
bout off after he issued the
second eight count.

"First of all, I want to give
God thanks for the strength
and knowledge to go into the
ring to do my fight,” said a
jubilant Hield, who was wav-
ing a miniature Bahamian flag
that he carried into the ring.
"Second of all, I want to
thank my coaches for moti-
vating me. This is just the
beginning. We're going to
take it one fight at a time.
We're bringing home the gold
medal.

"My coaches told me to
box, but if I could take him
out, then go for it. I saw the
knockout, so I went for it,"
Hield said.

Hield's boost of confidence
for the gold was ignited by
the fact that he didn't give
Lucien a chance to get into
the fight. In fact, Lucien was
on the defensive from the bell
rang as he was never able to
connect a single shot at Hield,
who is now slated to go on to
face Muhammad Farkhan. He
went the full three rounds
before he won an 8-1 decision
over Kokole Paneng.

"We recorded the fight of
the next guy and so we're
going to look it over and



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QUICK WIN: Carl Hield.

Referee
forced to stop
welterweight
bout against
Dominican

come up with a plan,” Hield
said. "By Friday, we will
know what to do."

Head coach Andre Sey-
mour said he was really
impressed with Hield's per-
formance. "We're going to
take one bout at a time
because as we go on, it's going
to get tougher,” he pointed
out. "I've seen the boxer from
Malaysia, so we will study him
some more and go from there.
But the performance tonight
was extremely good. I told
him to keep everything off the
jab. If the guy was ready to
fall, take him out. He didn't
need to be in the ring too long
because anything could hap-
pen and that was what he
did."

Seymour said Hield just
simply went into the ring and
executed what he was told.

Assistant coach Floyd Sey-
mour said Hield's confidence
is so high that they can
already taste the medal.

"Carl has been in this busi-
ness for a very long time. He's
one of the elite athletes. But
nobody in this class could
touch him," he said. "We're
going to show everybody that
Carl deserves this gold medal.
He's a Bahamian. We can't
be beaten.”

Watching in the stands was
Valentino Knowles, who has a
shorter road to take to get a
shot at a medal. "I feel that it

SEE page 16

Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle in loss to Englishman























BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NEW DELHI, India — Marvin
Rolle knew sooner or later the jet lag
was going to take its effect.

In his fourth match in three days
after arriving at the XIX Common-
wealth Games on a 13-plus hour flight
on Sunday, Rolle gave it all he had
until he had nothing left yesterday as
he suffered an exhausting 6-4, 6-3
defeat at the hands of England's Josh
Goodall, the No.8 seed in the men's
singles draw.

"The jet lag was kicking in a bit. I
couldn't open my eyes,” said Rolle
after he struggled to complete the

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match. "I couldn't react to his serve, I
was real slow on the ball. I just didn't
have it today.”

On a day when the Bahamas saw
all of its remaining players eliminated
from the tennis competition, Rolle
stuck in there with Goodall and he
made the Englishman work for every
point he got. Rather than just giving
up, point after point, Rolle found the
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In the first set, he fell behind a
break 3-1, but he mustered up enough
energy to hold on with an ace for a 3-
2 deficit. Goodall returned the favour
in the next game and they both held
serve the rest of the set. And in the
final game, Goodall ended it with an
ace.

To start the second set, Rolle
returned the favour when he opened
with an ace to hold at 1-0. They were
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a break at 3-2 and again at 6-3 to
secure the match.

Rolle admitted that if he had to do
it all over again, he would have defi-
nitely tried to come in at least five
days before the games got started so
that he could properly adjust to the cli-
mate and the time difference.

Both he and Devin Mullings arrived
on Sunday, while Rodney Carey Jr
came on Tuesday, just in time to walk
right on the court to play.

"T think if we had come more pre-
pared, we could have done better as a
team," said Rolle of the first round
exit by both Mullings and Carey and
the doubles combo of himself and

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Daniel Gibson captures Optimist National Championship title

A TOTAL of 36 boats com-
peted in the championship
fleet of the 2010 Bahamas
Optimist National Champi-
onship in Montagu Bay last
weekend.

There were sailors from
Nassau, Long Island, Abaco,
Freeport, Governor’s Harbour
and Harbour Island. Three
races were sailed Saturday in
light wind conditions and four
races were completed on Sun-
day in eight to 11 knot winds.

Fourteen-year-old Daniel
Gibson of Nassau was
crowned this year’s champion.
“Daniel sailed consistently,
finishing among the top six
sailors in all races except for a
seventh place in race number
two. This is the first time he
is awarded the Geoffrey
Holowesko Trophy. Congrat-
ulations Daniel,” according to
a press statement.

Finishing second in the

Comm. Games track starts
on time amid transit strike

By JOHN PYE
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) —
After averting the embar-
rassment of having to delay
the start of competition
Wednesday because of a dam-
aged track, organisers of the
Commonwealth Games were
dealing with a transit driver
boycott.

Competition started on
time for the track and field
events Wednesday, to the sur-
prise of some commentators.
Olympic triple jump champi-
on Jonathan Edwards, who
saw the condition of the track
and the infield on the eve of
the events, had described it
as "beyond anything that I
imagined.”

A last-minute rush to fix
and clean sections of the track
and repair turf in the infield
— caused by vehicle and
human traffic during Sunday's
spectacular opening ceremony
— got the stadium in good
enough shape for the interna-
tional track federation to
approve it for competition
hours before athletes were set
to race.

England's Mark Lewis-
Francis won the first heat in a
men's 100-meter field. World
champion Usain Bolt did not
compete, joining several high-
profile athletes who withdrew
before the event.

Uganda's Moses Ndiema
Kipsiro won the first gold
medal of the track pro-
gramme, holding off Kenya's
Olympic silver medalist Eli-
ud Kipchoge to finish in 13
minutes, 31.25 seconds.

Indian shooters collected
two of the other three gold
medals at the range Wednes-
day and the host country fin-
ished day three of competi-
tion with 11 gold medals and
24 medals overall.

Australia leads the way
with 21 gold medals and 46
overall after 53 events. Its
cyclists collected the first
three golds at the velodrome
on Wednesday.

James Goddard won the
200 backstroke, helping Eng-
land boost its tally to six golds
and 26 medals overall.

Press Trust of India report-
ed that 800 bus drivers had
stopped turning up for Com-
monwealth Games duties
because of long working
hours and heavy security, but
organisers were bringing in
more than 900 local drivers
to replace them. Most are
local school bus drivers who
are not busy because school
and college students are on
vacation.

The driver boycott wasn't
among the problems Com-
monwealth Games Federa-
tion president Mike Fennell
and local organising commit-
tee chairman Suresh Kalmadi
addressed at a news confer-
ence Wednesday, where Fen-
nell assured that “all systems
are go" for the track and field
competition.

Kalmadi, asked why most
stadiums were almost empty
on the third day of competi-
tion, said an additional 50,000
tickets had been sold Tues-
day.

He'd earlier said organis-
ers might have to give away
tickets for free to children and
low-income people to fill the
venues.

Another technical glitch

OPTIMIST CHAMPION: Daniel
Gibson of Nassau after his victory.
Photo by Robert Dunkley

SAFETY PRECAUTION: A worker fumigates the Dr $.P. Mukherjee
Aquatics Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games,
to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that have caused an outbreak
of dengue fever in New Delhi, India. Thousands of municipal workers
were spraying the worst affected areas with anti-mosquito spray,
and larvae-eating fish have been released in waterways.

which upset some boxers at
the weigh-in was fixed, with
Kalmadi saying faulty scales
had been checked, and "all
10 were found to be OK."

World record holder Gagan
Narang has been on target at
the shooting range to help
shift some of the spotlight to
sports. After helping India
claim its first gold of the
games on Tuesday, he shot a
perfect 600 in qualifying for
the 10-meter Air Rifle and set
a games record 103.6 points
in the final round to win his
second New Delhi gold — at
the expense of compatriot and
Beijing Olympic champion
Abhinav Bindra.

Jason Dunford, a US-based
swimmer, won Kenya's first
gold of the games in the 50-
meter butterfly, holding off
returning veteran Geoff
Huegill of Australia and for-
mer world record holder
Roland Schoeman of South
Africa.

The Commonwealth
Games — an Olympic-style

(AP Photo)

competition held every four
years — bring together more
than 6,000 athletes and offi-
cials from 71 countries and
territories. India wanted the
games, which ended up cost-
ing between $3 billion and $10
billion, to showcase its emer-
gence as a growing economic
power and possibly attract a
future Olympics.

But construction delays,
corruption allegations, con-
cerns about security and
heavy monsoons put prepa-
rations for the games way
behind schedule, with com-
plaints about unfinished and
filthy accommodations in the
athletes’ village embarrassing
the hosts.

Fennell admitted that all
the negative attention hurt.

"T think that a lot of the
adverse publicity leading up
to the games has turned off
some people, there is no ques-
tion about that," Fennell said.
"You can't hide that. We
need to rebuild it so the
games can be successful."

Group trying to buy Liverpool

LONDON (AP) — Whatever you do, Liverpool fans,
don't call your prospective new American owners the Yan-

kees.

The owners of the Boston Red Sox are trying to buy
the financially ailing Liverpool football club for 300 million
pounds ($477 million) — about half the asking price of

the current American owners.

If approved, it would unite two of the most storied fran-
chises in sports — the soccer Reds, one of the most deco-
rated teams in old England, and the baseball Red Sox, the
oldest pro team in New England.

They have a lot in common.
Both have red uniforms —

in fact, Liverpool players

also wear red socks — and both have a proud heritage
that includes championships and long periods of agonizing

failure.

Each has its iconic symbols: from Fenway Park to
Anfield; from the Green Monster to the Shankly Gates;
from "Sweet Caroline" to "You Never Walk Alone"; from
the Citgo sign to the "This Is Anfield” sign.

The Red Sox also had the Curse of the Bambino — the
sale of slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees — that
was finally snapped when they won the World Series in 2004
after a wait of 86 years. They won the title again in 2007.

Liverpool fans hope John Henry's New England Sports
Ventures can spark a similar revival of their debt-riddled
club, which has fallen on hard times since winning its 18th
and last English league crown in 1990. Liverpool is off to its
worst start since 1953 and is in the relegation zone after los-

ing last week to Blackpool.







regatta was Spencer
Cartwright from Nassau and
third place went to Long
Islander Tyler Cartwright.
Forty five boats competed
in the less experienced green
fleet and six races were com-
pleted. With a second place in
the first race and five first
place finishes in the subse-
quent races, 11-year-old Paul
de Souza of Nassau won the
regatta followed by Harbour
Islanders Laquille Cleare in
second position and Wesley
Cleare in third. “There was a
total of 81 boats competing in
the 2010 junior National
Championship in Montagu
Bay and 52 of these boats
came from the family islands.
“This is the largest out
island representation that we
have ever had in the junior
national championship and it
is the first time the family
island boats have outnum-

bered the New Providence
boats,” said the release.

John Lawrence, president
of the Bahamas Sailing Asso-
ciation, said this is definitely
a positive sign for the future of
sailing in the Bahamas.

“There were four boats
from Abaco, 16 from Grand
Bahama, 10 from Long Island,
29 from New Providence, six
from Governor’s Harbour and
16 from Harbour Island,” he
said.

Said regatta chairman Fran-
cisco de Cardenas: “Great to
see so many boats out on the
water.” He thanked all the
sponsors for their continuous
support — Bahamas Waste,
Cable Bahamas, Coca-Cola,
Sun-Tee, Kerzner Interna-
tional, KFC, KPMG, Ministry
of Tourism, Odyssey Aviation
Bahamas, Panama Jack, RBC
and Rotary Club of East Nas-
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Djokovic and
Wozniacki
advance at
China Open

BEIJING (AP) — Top-
seeded Novak Djokovic
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the China Open after
American Mardy Fish with-
drew with a left ankle injury.

Top-seeded Caroline Woz-
niacki defeated Sara Errani
6-4, 6-2, while Francesca Schi-
avone rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-
1 victory over Vera Dushev-
ina.

Nikolay Davydenko edged
Marin Cilic 7-5, 7-5. He'll face
American John Isner, who
beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-
6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 in a match that
featured a combined 33 aces.

Qualifier Michael Berrer
fell to Gilles Simon 6-7 (6),
6-4, 7-6 (4).

Second-seeded Vera
Zvonereva moved into the
quarterfinals after defeating
Maria Kirilenko 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Shahar Peer cruised past
Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-2,
while Angelique Kerber
defeated Alexandra Dulgheru
6-2, 6-1.

Garcia-
Lopez
advances
to quarters
at Japan
Open

TOKYO (AP) — Spain's
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
advanced to the quarterfinals
of the Japan Open with a 7-6
(5), 6-4 win Wednesday over
compatriot Feliciano Lopez.

Garcia-Lopez saved four
break points to defeat the
sixth-seeded Lopez.

Radek Stepanek of the
Czech Republic advanced
with a 5-7, 7-6 (7) 4-1 win over
Marco Chiudinelli, who
retired with a lower back

injury.
Jarkko Nieminen of Fin-
land defeated Daniel

Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 7-6 (8).

Dmitry Tursunov, ranked
432nd after thee left ankle
surgeries, outlasted Richard
Gasquet 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4 to
make his first quarterfinal
since July 2009.

Top-seeded Nadal and sec-
ond-seeded Andy Roddick
play their second-round
matches on Thursday.

Venus Williams’
2010 season over

By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Tennis Writer

VENUS Williams is done
for the season because of a
left knee injury that has side-
lined her for most of the sec-
ond half of 2010.

In a statement released to
The Associated Press on
Wednesday, the seven-time
Grand Slam champion said
she is "very disappointed to
announce that I will be unable
to play” in the WTA Tour
Championships at the end of
October, and the Fed Cup
final between the United
States and Italy at San Diego
in November.

"T have been getting treat-
ment and therapy on my knee
and have been making
progress, but unfortunately
must continue to keep weight
off my knee for the short term
and won't be ready to return
to competition in 2010,"
Williams said. "I am looking
forward to returning to full
health in time for the start of
2011 season and hopefully
having the opportunity to play
in both the Fed Cup and
WTA Championships next
year.”

She is No. 3 in this week's
WTA rankings and went 38-7
with two titles in singles, and
18-1 with three titles in dou-
bles this season, earning more
than $2.5 million in prize
money.

But Williams hasn't played
anywhere since losing in three
sets to eventual champion
Kim Clijsters in the US Open
semifinals on September 10.
That will turn out to have
been the 30-year-old Ameri-
can's only tournament
appearance over the final six
months of the year.

After being upset in the
Wimbledon quarterfinals on
June 29 by a woman ranked
82nd, Williams was out of
action until playing in the first
round of the US Open on
August 30. That's because
Williams sprained her left
kneecap shortly before she
was supposed to enter a hard-
court tournament at Cincin-
nati in early August. The
injury kept her out of another
US Open tuneup at Montreal
that month, too.

It was an up-and-down sea-
son for Williams, who has
been using crutches to keep
weight off her left leg.

She was one of two women
who reached at least the
fourth round at all four Grand
Slam tournaments in 2010 —
but she made it past the quar-
terfinals only at the US Open.

Her singles titles both came
in February — at Dubai,

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SEASON OVER: Venus Williams wipes her face during a semifinal
round match at the US Open tournament in New York.

United Arab Emirates, on
hard courts and at Acapulco,
Mexico, on clay. Her doubles
titles, all while paired with
younger sister Serena, came
at the Australian Open,
French Open and Madrid.

In August, Venus and Ser-
ena — who has been sidelined
since having surgery on her
right foot in July — both told
the US Tennis Association
they planned to play against
Italy in the November 6-7 Fed
Cup final on an indoor hard
court at the San Diego Sports
Arena.

"I spoke to Carlos (Flem-
ing, Venus' agent) today and
learned that Venus is done
for the rest of the season with
a left knee injury. It's unfor-
tunate that Venus is hurt
again and won't be able to
play in the Fed Cup final,”
US Fed Cup captain Mary

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Joe Fernandez said Wednes-
day. "We wish her a speedy
recovery so that she is ready
for next year."

Neither Williams has com-
peted for the U.S. Fed Cup
team since 2007. Venus
Williams owns a 17-4 career
record in Fed Cup action,
including 14-2 in singles. She
last participated in the 2007
semifinals.

The USTA still expects Ser-
ena Williams to be on the
team for the matches against
Italy.

The rest of the US roster
includes 2009 US Open quar-
terfinalist Melanie Oudin,
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and
leading doubles player Liezel
Huber.

The United States hasn't
won a Fed Cup title since
2000 and lost to Italy in last
year's final.

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champ Fraser gets
6-month doping ban

MONACO (AP) — World and Olympic 100-meter
champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica was suspended for

six months Wednesday after failing a doping test.

Fraser will be ineligible to compete until January 7, the
IAAF announced. She was provisionally suspended by
the track and field governing body in June after she test-
ed positive for the drug oxycodone at the Diamond League

meet May 23 in Shanghai.

Fraser had a dental procedure shortly before flying to
China for the meet. She said she took a painkiller because

of a toothache.

Fraser won gold in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,
leading a Jamaican sweep. She won the 2009 world title in

Berlin.



TO shows he’s still
got a lot left at age 36

By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) —
With one big game, Terrell
Owens made his point. He's
nowhere near finished.

The 36-year-old receiver
had trouble finding a team
that would take him this off-
season, something he took as
a snub. The Cincinnati Ben-
gals finally signed him, and
he's their leading receiver
after four games.

One of the league's best,
too.

Owens had 10 catches for
222 yards Sunday in a 23-20
loss at Cleveland. He moved
into second place on the
career list for yards receiving,
trailing only former 49ers
teammate Jerry Rice. He
became the oldest receiver in
NFL history to have a 200-
yard game, and the only one
this season.

"T think it was an eye-open-
er for a lot of people out there
that have said a lot of nega-
tive things about me, as far as
I've lost a step, I can't play,”
Owens said on Wednesday.

Owens still chafes at the
way teams ignored him after
Buffalo let him go following
his one season there. The
Bengals gave him a tryout,
then signed Antonio Bryant
instead. Bryant's knee pre-
vented him from being ready
for training camp, so Cincin-
nati signed Owens to take his
spot opposite Chad Ochocin-
co.

Owens wanted to prove
something to the teams that
passed on him.

"They think I'm over the
hill and I can't play and I've
lost a step and things of that
nature,” he said. "It's disap-
pointing to be in that situa-
tion. All along I've told you
guys: I knew I could play this
game. But if you listen to cer-
tain guys — GMs, scouts our
what-have-you that assess film



TOUCHDOWN: Bengals wide
receiver Terrell Owens catches
a 78-yard touchdown pass in the
second quarter of Sunday’s game
in Cleveland.

(AP Photo)

— and for whatever reason
they say that I can't play, I
think that's ignorance.

"Who says just because
you're in your 30s you can't
play? Like, who dictates that?
No man can dictate that. And
I think I showed that in the
game this past Sunday."

The Browns double-teamed
Ochocinco, blitzed quarter-
back Carson Palmer and left
Owens with single coverage
much of the time. He tore it
up. Owens caught passes on
short and intermediate routes,
and had a 78-yard touchdown
on a sideline route, pulling
away from a stumbling
defender.

He did it all.

"If you want to single-cover
me, then fine," Owens said.
"If you want to blitz, then do
what you've got to do. But if
you think that I can't play this
game at a high level and put
up the numbers that I did,
you're in for a rude awaken-
ing."

Jet lag hits Marvin Rolle

FROM page 15

Mullings. "But that's how it
went, so we have to live with
it. | would have liked to get
some better results here."

Also yesterday, Larikah
Russell, who teamed up with
Rolle in mixed doubles on
Monday (losing in the first
round as well), played the top
seed Anastasia Rodionova of
Australia in the second round
of the women's singles. Rodi-
onova, a native of Russia,
pulled off a 6-1, 6-3 decision
to oust Russell.

"T think the match went
pretty well. I was nervous at
the beginning because she was
the No.1 seed," Russell said.
"But I said I could play tennis
too and so I settled down, I
started to stroke the ball and
I felt much more comfortable
in my game. I was really
impressed with how I played.’

Russell seemed to have
been intimidated and ended
up getting broken at 2-1, 4-1
and 6-1 as the Aussie turned
up the heat.

In the second set, it was a
completely different story.
Russell was much more
focused. She took Rodiono-
va to a few advantage points
and was able to hold her serve
until the eighth game. That
was when the Australian
sealed the deal with a break at
5-3. She went on to hold serve
for the match.

"In the first set, I was still
overwhelmed, but I was hap-
py that I was able to settle
down, play my game and had
fun,” she said. "I just needed
to keep a few more balls in

play because she looked like
she was getting tired. This is
just going to motivate me to
go back and train hard
because I know I can hang
with them."

Russell said her only regret
is that she can't get into the
US on a visa to play on the
satellite circuit. She said she's
going to have to pursue
another avenue to play pro-
fessionally because she's con-
fident that she has the ability
to be a top- ranked player.

Coach Leo Rolle said
despite the fact that they lost,
the players all played well.
"Larikah played well today.
Had she kept a few more balls
on court, it would have made
a big difference," Rolle said.
"Even after the match, she
realised that she was in the
match, had she kept a few
more balls in play. She's right
there. She just needs to get
some more exposure at this
level."

As for his son Marvin,
Rolle said he came out too
“flat-footed.”

“He didn't have that get up
and go. I didn't have a chance
to really sit down with him
and find out what happened,
but it was quite clear that he
could have made the match a
little more interesting.”

Before the day was done,
Russell and Nikkita Fountain
came back to play their sec-
ond round women's doubles
match. They faced the top
ranked team of Rodionova
and Sally Peers from Aus-
tralia, losing 6-2, 6-4 to com-
plete the Bahamas’ appear-
ance in tennis at the games.

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in the crash identified the
bodies of their loved ones at
the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital (PMH) morgue yester-
day morning, Mr Lubin’s
family heard nothing.

They waited for hours in
agony at the crash site off
Coral Harbour Road yester-
day afternoon as Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) divers searched the
wreckage in murky waters 5-
oft deep, 400ft from the
shoreline, for signs of Mr
Lubin and of a Jamaican
man whose passport was
found at the crash site and
who remained missing last
night.

But Mr Lubin’s family’s
terrible anguish ended in
relief when he called from
San Salvador just before 7pm
and told them he had taken a
mailboat to San Salvador
instead.

Mr Lubin and seven other
sound technicians were hired
to set up entertainment sys-
tems for the Homecoming
events at Graham’s Har-
bourside in San Salvador,
which started last night.

Homecoming organiser
Ishmael Terrence Major said
all but one of the seven tech-
nicians scheduled to fly to
San Salvador on a Bahama-
sair flight Tuesday morning
missed the plane and the
remaining six arranged to fly
with Captain Nelson on the
Acklins Blue airplane
instead.

Flight Standards Inspec-
torate officials said Acklins
Blue was not a certified char-
ter operator.

Concern about the safety
of the flight was expressed
at the crash site yesterday as
the nine-seater plane, with
capacity to seat ten and carry
up to 1,900Ibs, was said to
have been loaded down with
9001bs of equipment and
eight or nine passengers,
including one who weighed
385lbs.

Although the identities
of the eight men killed in the
crash were not released by
officials last night, they are
understood to be pilot Nel-
son Hanna, RBDF officer
Devon Storr, BEC linesman
Cory Farquharson, Delton
Roderick Taylor, and sound
engineers Chet Johnson,
Sascha Mildor, Lavard Curtis
of gospel group Shabak and
Clarence “Nat” Williams
who headed an entertain-
ment technology company.
All were in their 20’s and
30’s, Assistant Superinten-
dent of Police Hulan Hanna
said.

Mr Major, who is also
chief councillor in San Sal-
vador, said: “It’s sad to know
that we have people flying in
and out and they don’t have
the certification to be out
there.

“T’m saddened by what
happened, we are all broken
over it.”

However, he said the
Homecoming events will go
on as planned.

“We have come this far
and we have spoken to
someone from Nat Williams’
company and we will make
sure everything goes as
planned because knowing
him, he would have wanted it
no other way,” he said.

But Obie Pindling, leader
of the band Visage, who
arranged several months ago
to play in San Salvador this

weekend, said band mem-
bers have not yet decided
whether they will perform
this weekend as planned.

Mr Pindling said they
have all been unable to work
since losing their sound tech-
nician and friend of 15 years
Nat Williams and other col-
leagues, and he said Captain
Hanna, a pilot of 20 years,
was also a close friend of the
band.

“T haven’t been able to
work, much less play music,”
Mr Pindling said.

“You talk about getting
on a stage and entertaining
people, but when we can’t
even make ourselves happy
at this stage, how are we
going to make a crowd hap-

?

“Everybody on that plane
was related to the band in
some way or another.”

Hospital officials said the
bodies of those killed in the
crash will be released to their
families today as relatives
identified the bodies of their
loved ones at the PMH
morgue.

Cory Farquharson’s sis-
ter, Charlotte Farquharson,
described her brother as an
understanding human being
and said her grief is all the
more as she and her brother
buried their father in June.

“Anybody who knew him
knew my brother would give
the shirt on his back,” she
said.

The brother of sound
engineer Chet Johnson said:
“Words can’t explain what I
am going through right now,
I am just trying to keep up
with it and be there for his
wife and my mom.”

Cat Island MP Philip
“Brave” Davis issued a state-
ment over the massive loss
for families and the commu-
nity.

He said the pilot was his
and his wife’s personal
friend.

“His service to people of
San Salvador is unmatched
and today the people of that
island stand with his family in
this time of testing,” Mr
Davis said.

“We would also pause to
pay tribute to Devon Storr, a
focused young man who laid
the foundation of promise to
serve his country as a pilot
on the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force.

“And to Bishop Clarence
and Evangelist Barbara
Williams, we share your loss
of a promising young son,
Nat Williams.

“The Bahamas salutes all
of them today as they all
have touched our lives and
assisted in building our coun-

RBDF officers will con-
tinue to search the murky
waters of the crash site today
in hopes of finding signs of
the missing Jamaican man as
the wreckage is expected to
be hauled from the lake for
inspection in the investiga-
tion into the cause of the
crash.

Air Traffic control offi-
cials reported smoke poured
from the left engine of the
Cessna 402 as it took off on
Tuesday and the pilot
appeared to be turning back
to the runway when the
plane crashed into the near-
by lake.

Police have asked wit-
nesses to report any infor-
mation that may assist inves-
tigations by calling 911 or call
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Bahamas on
course for an
‘outstanding
Civil Aviation
regime’

* Bahamas putting together
Green Paper on ‘best Civil
Aviation model for all
islands’

* But private airline chief
concerned about pace of
implementing reforms
suggested in ICAO audit
response, and says existing
regulations not always
being properly enforced

* Says Bahamian aviation
industry is ‘safe’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Minister of Tourism
and Aviation yesterday
expressed confidence that the
Bahamas would have “an out-
standing Civil Aviation”
regime if it continued down
the path it was currently on,
adding that a Green Paper on
its development was currently
being prepared.

Asked how the Govern-
ment was faring in imple-
menting the recommenda-
tions contained in the Interna-
tional Civil Aviation Organi-
sation’s (ICAO) 2009 audit of
the Bahamas’ civil aviation
safety system, and this
nation’s proposed action plan,
given that it was found to lack
more than 61 per cent of the
key safety elements required,
Vincent Vanderpool- Wallace
said the reform process was
“continuing”.

“Every day we’re moving
forward with that,” he told
Tribune Business. “We’ve
never paused. Some things are
happening in terms of putting
forward a Green Paper on the
development of Civil Aviation
in the Bahamas, so that we
have the best possible model
for all islands of the
Bahamas.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said Civil Aviation’s Flight
Standards and Flight Stan-
dards Inspectorate (FSI) unit
had been “recognised as one
of the best units in the region,
so that shows what we can do
with the selection of the right
people.

SEE page 5B

Government's own
reforms ‘even more
beneficial’ to gaming
industry's progress



By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The Government is look-
ing to marry its own rec-
ommendations that it
believes will be “even
more beneficial” to
Bahamian casino gaming
with those proposed by the
private sector, the minister
of tourism and aviation
said yesterday, as it moves
to “enhance and hold on to
the significant competitive
advantages” this nation has
in the sector.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace confirmed to Tribune
Business that proposed
reforms to Bahamian casi-

SEE page 6B

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50m monthly spend
during Baha Mar peak

Wi Major obstacle to $2.6bn Cable Beach redevelopment now removed
after $200m Scotiabank loan settled via bank equity stake
i Developer hopes Bahamian government approvals to move ‘as

expeditiously as possible’

i Ball now in Government’s court and House debate, with construction
contracts for Bahamian companies ‘ready to go’ upon completion

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Some $50 million per month
will be spent during the “peak
construction” of Baha Mar’s
$2.6 billion Cable Beach devel-
opment, Tribune Business was
told yesterday, as the develop-
er expressed hope that the
Bahamian government’s
approvals process would move
forward “as expeditiously as
possible” following resolution
of the Scotiabank syndicate’s
$200 million outstanding loan.

Baha Mar confirmed yester-
day afternoon that “all out-
standing issues” concerning the
Scotiabank-led syndicate’s loan
had been resolved via the debt-
for-equity swap first revealed
by Tribune Business, with the
banks taking an equity stake in
the $2.6 billion project, thus
removing the major obstacle to



the develop-
ment proceed-

ing.
Robert
Sands, Baha

Mar’s senior
vice-president
of external and
governmental
affairs, told Tribune Business
that neither Baha Mar, nor Sco-
tiabank, was disclosing any

ROBERT SANDS

Small business sector
is ‘close to collapsing’



MARK A. TURNQUEST

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian small busi-
ness sector is “close to col-
lapse and regressing a lot”, a
consultant to these compa-
nies warned yesterday,
telling Tribune Business
many were losing hope and
believing their “future looks
bleak”.

Describing the Bahamian
small business community
as Standing at “a cross-
roads”, due to a combina-
tion of the recession and
absence of a formal struc-
ture to support their devel-
opment, Mark A. Turn-
quest, of Mark A. Turnquest
Consulting, said he, too, was
losing confidence in the
country’s future, adding:
“’m more disappointed in
the progress of our country
than ever before.”

Warning that Bahamian-
owned businesses were in
danger of being “reduced to
a mere fraction” of where
they were in the so-called
2005 and 2006 ‘years of plen-
ty’ prior to the recession, Mr
Turnquest said there
appeared to be a general
lack of “motivation, creativ-
ity and innovation” to turn
the sector around.

And he urged the Gov-
ernment to clarify the sta-
tus of its Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment legislation, telling
this newspaper that the
absence of information on
its progress had caused some
small businesses to lose
hope that it would ever
come to fruition.

“We’re at a crossroads,
because these small busi-
nesses don’t know what type
of hope they have. They’re
becoming hopeless,” Mr

SEE page 7B

* Consultant to firms in
sector says many ‘losing
hope’ because ‘future
looks bleak’, due to
perceived lack of
support

* Warns: ‘I’m more
disappointed in the
progress of our country
than ever before’

up to 6% interest*

THE ORIGINAL rendering of the Baha Mar project.

details of the settlement,
although this newspaper had
been told that initial discussions
had revolved around the bank-
ing syndicate taking a 20 per
cent equity stake.

Given that the $2.6 billion
project is receiving some $2.45
billion in debt financing from
the China Import-Export Bank,

SEE page 9B

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party and The Tribune can not be held
responsible for errors and/or omission
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Customs rejects
firm’s $50,504
duty submission

* Bonded goods sales report battle heats up
in Freeport, as government agency refuses to
accept duty payment until same is received

* Wholesaler fears new angle being sought to
detain firm’s imported trailers

* Adds that two other companies have also
had trailers detained over same issue

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A leading Freeport-based wholesaler yesterday expressed
concern that Customs was trying a new tactic to pressure it
into compliance with demands to submit a ‘bonded goods sales’
report, telling Tribune Business the Department had rejected its
September 2010 post-paid duty sales report and submission of
$50,504 worth of duties to the Public Treasury.

Christopher Lowe, Kelly’s (Freeport) operations manager,
said the company was yesterday informed by its broker that Cus-
toms had rejected its report and associated duty payment for
September until it submitted a bonded goods sales report.

Describing this as “a new approach still pushing for the same
thing”, Mr Lowe expressed concern that Customs would use this
as a new reason to detain the wholesaler’s imported trailers,
telling Tribune Business that because it had rejected Septem-
ber’s duty payment it would refuse to clear any further imports
until the funds owing were received.

Explaining the latest twist in the dispute between Kelly’s
(Freeport), Mr Lowe told Tribune Business: “Customs has

SEE page 4B

Abaco Club’s 20%
rental interest rise

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net



ORLANDO, Florida - Ritz-Carlton's only international Desti-
nation Club property, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, is ready-
ing for an improved 2011, after a 20 per cent increase in rental inter-
est followed the property's addition to Marriott's widely-visited
website,

Edward Kinney, Ritz-Carlton’s vice-president of corporate
affairs and brand awareness, told Tribune Business yesterday that
despite a slow start to sales of the wholly-owned condo units and
property segments, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay was doing well
as a destination club, with its points-based membership programme
showing the same promise as its sister chain, Marriott.

SEE page 3B

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Firms must ‘ignite their uniqueness’

By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN

hat is cre-

ativity

anyway?

I've had
many people say: “I could
never do what you do." In
all likelihood, they might be
correct. But a popular mis-
conception is that creativity
happens in a flash of inspi-
ration. Just the opposite is
true. It's a way of thinking
and approaching a problem.
True creativity and original-






















vr

ity is a time-consuming
process involving imagina-
tion, a sense of curiosity and
analytical skills.

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A writer expresses ‘cre-
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social process involving the
generation of new ideas or
concepts, fuelled by the
process of either conscious
or unconscious insight. We

tend to speak about creativ-
ity in all sorts of contexts,
and it’s used in reference to
everything from ‘scrap
booking’ to advertising,
sculpture to physics, writing
to teaching.

We know the value of cre-
ativity. In other words, we
associate creativity with an
‘otherness’ like it’s floating
around out there waiting to
be found (or worse, invent-
ed).

Let me chime in and say
that creativity is a state of
mind, or simply a mood.

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That means anyone can feel
creative at some time. Some
of us may be in the mood
more often, and some less.
Yet very few people are cre-
ative at all times. Creativity
involves two processes:
thinking, then producing.
For example, if you have
ideas but don't act on them,
you are imaginative but not
creative. Creativity requires
whole-brain thinking; right-
brain imagination, artistry
and intuition, plus left-brain
logic and planning.

Who are creative people?

I recently spoke to a
friend about the creative
processes and, at one point,
he said to me: “We let cre-
ative guys like you do the
design work."

"What do you mean by
that?" I asked jokingly.

"Well, you know, web
designers, graphic artists and
other.... ‘Creative’ people."

“Only creative people are
designers,” I said.

Well, creativity does not
only equal art, nor is it
reserved for web designers
(and artists, or even art in
general). Anyone can be
creative. It can be seen out-
side the design or art. For
example: Can cooking be
creative? Can food be pre-
pared or arranged on a plate
in a creative way? Can
sewing be designed in a cre-
ative way? Can dance be
choreographed in a creative
way? Can a yard be land-
scaped in a creative way?
Yes, you are absolutely
right, anyone can be cre-
ative. Creativity for a writer
is using the same recipe as
everyone else, but making
it unique somehow.

Creativity sets a
competitive
business edge

Subsequently, creativity is
one of the most effective
ways to set your company
apart from the competition.
Generating fresh solutions
to problems, and the ability
to create new products,
processes or services for a
changing market, are part of
the intellectual capital that
give a company its competi-
tive edge.

Moreover, business lead-
ers are increasingly adopt-
ing the principles of art and
design to help build creative
muscle in their organisa-
tions.

On the back of this, cre-
ativity is fostered in organi-
sational cultures that value
independent thinking, risk
taking and learning. They
are tolerant of failure and
value diversity. You don’t
anticipate your business
being a 21st century success
story if you persist in using
17th century techniques to
manage it, do you? Using
skills in critical thinking, cre-
ativity, communication, col-
laboration and innovation
are crucial for achieving suc-
cess in a global economy.

Facebook might seem
new, but really it isn’t. Ouch!
In fact, common practices
used previously offline are
now being used to facilitate
online practices today. Thus
knowledge must be diversi-
fied in order to establish cre-
ative connections between
two generally unconnected
nodes.

Take, for example, the
rise of info-graphic; (any
map, chart or diagram used
to explain or analyse an
event, object or place). Who
would have thought data
would ever be considered
art?

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Pee

Meum alia to

How does the
Creative process work?

Let’s take a closer look.
True, creativity isn't possi-
ble without sufficient time. It
is like trying to build a house
in a week when it really
requires three months.
There is little time to worry
about quality or attention to
detail.

What you end up with is a
poor foundation and a lot of
last minute painting to dress
it up. Time allows the mind
to explore different
approaches, revise and
develop them further.

Creativity is progressive
by nature, as new ideas
inspire even newer ones. As
the initial images and text
develop, minor adjustments
are made, and an expression
or design can be para-
phrased or manipulated to
have more impact for added
interest. However, a critical
part of creativity is the atten-
tion to detail. Ultimately, it
must be a strong solution to
the original problem to
become a success.

Can creativity be
learned?

A study by George Land
reveals that we are naturally
creative, and learning to be
creative is akin to learning a
sport. It requires practice to
develop the right muscles,
and a supportive environ-
ment in which to flourish.

Research has also
revealed that everyone has
creative abilities. For exam-
ple, the more training
obtained, the greater the
potential for creative out-
put. The average adult
thinks of three-six alterna-
tives for any given situation,
while the average child
thinks of 60.

This comes as a great
relief, since creativity does-
n’t come from anything,
since it is grounded in ideas
and knowledge you already
have.

Practice drawing connec-
tions between two seeming-
ly unrelated people or
objects using knowledge you
already have.

Or consider comparing an
object to a person, like your
spouse and your coffeemak-
er. That may not be a safe
comparison, but take the
time to really assess what
you know about each object
or person, as I would like to
think that creativity is often
found in the overlooked
details.

I particularly liked opera
singer Dan Klein's explana-
tion of creative work. “Cre-
ativity is the ability or
process in which someone
identifies the rules or tradi-
tions of a set paradigm, and
then goes about interpret-
ing, breaking or bending
them to bring about a new
or previously unexplored
connection,” he says.

Armed with this logic,
originality is a crucial part
of the creative equation, and
being courageous and bold
in doing something that no
one else would attempt
often speaks volumes.

Creativity has no end-
point, so for this reason,
challenge yourself to be dar-
ing and ignite your unique-
ness.

Never let the fear of strik-
ing out prevent you from
winning the game.

So until we meet again,
have fun, enjoy life and stay
on top of your game!

NB: Author welcomes feed-
back at deedee2111@hot-
mail.com

: thursday SS

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Bank opens for
Saturday banking

Bank of the Bahamas
International (BOB)
announced that starting this
Saturday, it will introduce
full-service banking hours
for that day at its Village
and Harrold Road locations
between the hours of 9:30am
and 1pm.

"We decided to open on
Saturdays to make banking
more convenient for, and
accessible to, our cus-
tomers," said Ian Thomp-
son, business manager for
retail credit. "We under-
stand the busy lifestyles of
our customers and time con-
straints that they face dur-
ing the week. Some simply
find it very difficult to get
their banking done, espe-
cially if they have school
runs and other errands to
make.

“Customers can therefore
take advantage of this addi-
tional day of banking, which
gives them the flexibility and
time they need. This is alla
part of the bank's commit-

FROM page 1B

According to Mr Kinney, the Ritz property's
equity-based luxury travel programme has shown
an uptick in Abaco, and the company is looking
forward to more interest next year, espcially as it
is the only Ritz-Carlton Desination Club in the
Caribbean region listed on the Marriott site.
Marriott's site is one of the most visited industry
sites in the world, and the most successful resort
and hotel chain.

A second Ritz-Carlton property was planned
for the Bahamas, to be constructed on Rose
Island. However, the project was shelved after the
development's main financier, Lehman Broth-
ers, toppled near the end of 2008.

ment in providing solutions
for its customers."

Bank of the Bahamas
International customers may
conduct regular banking

Abaco Club’s 20 per cent rental interest rise

—

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SATURDAY SOLUTION: Bank of the Bahamas International’s Harrold Road branch is one of two locations
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urday, October 9.

business, which includes
opening accounts, applying
for loans, credit cards or
mortgages and Money
Gram services.

ness recently that those plans could be dusted
off quite soon, as whispers of the project’s refi-
nancing float amongst those in the know. It has
been hinted also that if the project comes to
fruition the residential development segment
would be scrapped for a single hotel develop-
ment.

Rose Island remains scarred, however, where
the development began and ended, with a semi-
dug canal creating a blue, eye-like iris surround-
ed by scythed, bare limestone.

It is known, though, that construction on what
was to be the ferry dock for the project, Nassau
Harbour Club, continued despite the fall of the
financier and is close to completion, while a con-
tingent of developers related to the project
remain embeded in Nassau.

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FROM page 1B

rejected our duty paid sales
report for the month of Sep-
tember, which encapsulates
over $50,000 to be paid to the
Treasury, pending receipt of
our bonded sales report.

“We just found this out. At
the end of the month, we run
these post-paid duty sales
reports that go along with a
Customs entry showing, for
September, that we have col-
lected $50,504. They have
refused to receive it pending
receipt of a bonded goods sales
report. If they refuse to receive
the money, they can stop clear-
ing trailers.”

Customs’ latest approach in
an escalating battle with Kel-
ly’s (Freeport) comes after the
Government in Nassau last
week told the Department to
stop detaining the company’s
eight trailers in a bid to hold it
to ransom over the bonded
goods sales report demand.

Some six of those trailers
have now been cleared and
released by Bahamas Customs,
but the company is now fear-
ful that other means to detain

Customs rejects firm’s
50,504 duty submission

the remaining two - with two
further trailers set to arrive
imminently - are being sought.

Mr Lowe yesterday told Tri-
bune Business that Kelly’s
(Freeport) was not alone,
adding: “There are two other
companies whose trailers have
been held up pending receipt
of a bonded goods sales
report.”

Bonded goods sales is a prac-
tice whereby Freeport-based
wholesalers, such as Dolly
Madison, Kelly's (Freeport)
and Bellevue Business Depot,
are able to sell products to oth-
er GBPA licencees for use in

their respective businesses only,
without any duty being paid to
Customs/Government on their
sale.

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

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The telephone numbers for this new location are (242) 362-4018 and
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every following month, Kelly’s
and other licencees submit a
report on sales where duty is
post paid - such as sales to res-
idents and non-GBPA licencees
- together with the relevant
duty sum. And it was Kelly’s
refusal to submit bonded goods
sales reports that saw Customs
detain eight of their imported
trailers, in a bid to force the
company to bow to its
demands.

A September 30, 2010, letter
sent to the Comptroller of Cus-
toms and head of Customs in
Freeport by Kelly’s (Freeport’s)
attorney, Fred Smith QC, a

Callender’s & Co attorney and
partner, called on the govern-
ment agency to withdraw its
demand for a bonded goods
sales report as contained in its
August 5, 2010, letter to the
company.

Stating that a review of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
and Customs Management Act
produced no authority for Cus-
toms to legally demand such a
report, Mr Smith wrote: “This
spontaneous demand is con-
trary to an established practice
that has existed between our
client and your Department
since 1986, whereby our client

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provided monthly duty paid
sales reports and entries to your
Department.

“Our client is a Licensee of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and has conducted
its business under the provi-
sions of its License for decades.
The importation of duty-
exempt goods by our client is
governed by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement and the law
of the Bahamas, and not at the
whim of your Department.

“Our client has contractually
and statutorily protected rights
to conduct its business as it has
been conducting it, and has a
legitimate expectation that it is
entitled to continue to conduct
its business as heretofore with-
out arbitrary interference by
your Department conjuring up
new procedures.”

And Mr Smith warned: “We
have advised our client that this
subsequent refusal by your
Department to clear the six
containers upon the basis that
our client has not supplied
‘Bonded sales in January-
August’ is unlawful. Further,
your Department’s complete
refusal to deal at all with the
other two containers is also
unlawful.

“In the premises, you are in
possession of our client’s goods
and have no lawful authority
to detain the same.

“For the avoidance of any
doubt, we hereby require you
to surrender our client’s goods,
comprising the eight contain-
ers of goods referred to above,
up to them forthwith.”

Warning that Kelly’s
(Freeport’s) business had been
placed “in jeopardy”, and that it
had already suffered financial
losses, Mr Smith demanded
that the trailers be cleared and
the necessary paperwork for
their release accepted, with no
conditions, such as a ‘bonded
good sales report’, attached.

Bahamas Public
Services Union

ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Road.

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

All members are urged to attend and be on time.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



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sins
Bahamas on course for an ‘outstanding Civil Aviation regime’

FROM page 1B

“Training has been out-
standing, the absorption of that
training has been very good, so
as long as we continue down
the path of putting the right
people in the right places, ’m
sure we will have an outstand-
ing Civil Aviation regime in the
near future.”

However, Captain Randy
Butler, head of Bahamian-
owned private airline, Sky
Bahamas, yesterday expressed
concern to Tribune Business
over whether the Bahamas was
implementing its corrective
action plan in respect of the
ICAO report, pointing out that
there appeared to be no line
items in the 2010-2011 Budget
specifically dedicated to financ-
ing the changes.

“ From what I’ve seen,
they’re still at the same place,”
he said. “They have a corrective

In the Estate of

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action plan, and for a number
of items, dates have come and
gone. For new regulations,
dates have come and gone, and
for new people, dates have
come and gone.”

Adding that he would like
the Bahamian public to be
more aware of aviation safety,
Captain Butler told Tribune
Business that Civil Aviation
“lacks the resources and man-

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in the State of New York one of the

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deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that Lynn P.
Holowesko of Lyford Cay in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, will
make application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas to obtain a resealed Grant of
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power to carry out its man-
date”.

He added: “In terms of reg-
ulation, we have regulations
now that are not enforced effec-
tively. There needs to be more
enforcement of the current reg-
ulations as we have them, and
Td like to see us become more
compliant with ICAO and
international standards.”

As to the impact of Tues-
day’s tragic crash, which took
eight lives, on the Bahamian
private airline and charter sec-
tor, Captain Butler said that
while it was too early to deter-
mine the precise fall-out, some
negative consequences were
likely.

“Tt’s too early to say,” he
explained. “This morning the
passenger numbers were down
a little bit, but September and
October are slow months. It’s
too early to tell, but I imagine
we will see some impact
because people may become
fearful of flying.

Safe

“T would say aviation is safe
in the Bahamas. It doesn’t
mean that there’s an absence
of risk, but it’s safe.”

The 2009 ICAO audit, a copy
of which was obtained by Tri-
bune Business, found that the
Civil Aviation Department's
organisational structure "does
not reflect in sufficient detail
and does not clearly define the
regulatory and safety oversight
functions and responsibilities"
in a number of key areas.

It added: "Furthermore, the
Bahamas has not established a
distinct separation between the
regulatory/safety oversight enti-
ties and the service providers
in the areas of air navigation
setvices (ANS) and airports
(AGA).

"While the Flight Standards
Inspectorate (FSI) is funded by
an impress fund to cover the
cost for training, travel expens-
es and investigation of aircraft
accidents and incidents, the
Civil Aviation Department
depends entirely on State bud-
get allocations to fund its oper-
ations, and its financial
resources are not sufficient to
enable it to fulfil the state's
responsibility for safety over-
sight."

One area where the Govern-
ment moved quickly was on
reforms to the Bahamas’ air-
craft register. The ICAO report
found: "A review of the aircraft

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register revealed incomplete
essential information for a large
number of aircraft on the reg-
ister, and discrepancies on the
electronic register.

"In particular, neither the
actual number of aircraft regis-
tered in the Bahamas, nor the
current status of these aircraft,
can be accurately determined.
In addition, a registration mark
in use can easily be confused
with urgent signals. Further-
more, the official aircraft regis-
ter is not kept in a secure loca-
tion that provides protection
from fire and theft.”

The Bahamas' response
appears to have been swift. In
its reply to the ICAO report,
this nation acknowledged that
the findings in relation to the
aircraft registry were "critical",
and that “immediate measures
were taken to correct”.

A number of measures were
completed by the deadline of
March 30, 2009, and June 30,
2009, with further deadlines
scheduled to be met at end-
October and November 2009.
It is not known whether those
deadlines were met, but the
Bahamas said: "A complete
review of the Bahamas Aircraft
Registry has been carried out to
reliably determine the number
and status of all aircraft cur-
rently registered in the
Bahamas.

"During the review of the
aircraft registry, any aircraft
whose status could not be reli-
ably determined has been
deregistered and the owners
notified. During the aircraft
registry review, any aircraft
found to have been issued with
a registration mark that might
be confused with urgent signals
has been deregistered."

Another weakness identified
by ICAO was that the Bahamas
had not certified any of the air-
ports in this nation, leaving it in
non-compliance with Annex 14
to the Chicago Convention.

"At the time of the audit, the
Bahamas has 19 aerodromes
for international operations, 39
aerodromes for domestic oper-
ations and no heliports,” the
ICAO audit found. "Some
aerodromes are in the process
of developing an aerodrome
manual. However, the Civil
Aviation Department has so far
not yet received any aerodrome
manual for its acceptance or
approval.”

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FROM page 1B

no gaming laws and regula-
tions, which had been sub-
mitted by the Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA)
and other interested parties,
were “all in front of me
now”.

While some proposed
reforms would be “fairly
easy to adopt, others require
more consideration”, the
minister said. He added that
the Government would
study other nations that had
implemented similar
changes to their casino gam-
ing regulatory regimes, and
analyse the impact these
had, to determine what the
likely effects would be in the
Bahamas.

Telling Tribune Business
that this presented “a won-
derful opportunity” to
benchmark against other
jurisdictions and determine
what the proposed reforms’
likely impact will be, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace said no
timeline had been set for
him to bring the proposals
forward to Cabinet and, sub-
sequently, take them to the
House of Assembly.

Government's own reforms ‘even more
beneficial to gaming industry's progress

“There are a number of
items that weren’t listed in
the list brought forward that
we think will have an even
bigger impact on gaming, so
they are part of the consid-
eration,” Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace told Tribune Busi-
ness.

Accepted

These, he added, had also
been generally accepted by
the industry, and the minis-
ter added: “We’re looking
at things that will be even
more beneficial, and are
working on them simultane-
ously [with the private sec-
tor’s proposals].”

Indicating that there was
no immediate urgency to
implement reforms to the
Bahamas’ casino gaming
legislation, Mr Vanderpool-

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Acknowledging that the
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Describing reforms of the
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Committee of the BHA has
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detailed listing that we sub-
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been assured they have tak-
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tion.”

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regulatory issues, it has a lot
to do with competitiveness,
it has a lot to do with mar-
keting issues, and a lot to do
with opening the parame-
ters in terms of eligibility [to
gamble] going forward.”

Yet the BHA president
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“The Bahamas could have
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Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-

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able to parlay that into suc-
cess, 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 consolidating our posi-
tion. We have to be market
driven and go on the
demand of what customers
want.”

Casino operators, chiefly
Kerzner International and
Baha Mar, have been press-
ing for gaming law reform
for some time. George
Markantonis, Kerzner Inter-
national (Bahamas) presi-
dent and managing director,
underscored 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 competi-
tion 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 offering".

The rapid expansion of
casino and gaming facilities
in many US states, especial-
ly 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".

"We have to stay compet-
itive," 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
Bahamian casino staff to
multi-task and deal several
games at once, rather than
being restricted to the one
game as they are currently.

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Turnquest told Tribune
Business. “They’re ques-
tioning the Small and Medi-
um-Sized Business Devel-
opment Act’s significance,
asking: ‘How can govern-
ment not bring it to us yet?’
They’re taking too long.”
Both Zhivargo Laing,
minister of state for finance,
and Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president,
Khaalis Rolle, told Tribune
Business earlier this week
that the Government was
working with the private
sector to effectively devel-
op a ‘joint venture’ piece of

legislation that would “mar-
ry” both sides’ initiatives to
assist small business devel-
opment in this nation.
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NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF

ST. MICHEL SPORTSWEAR LTD.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES
ACT 1992

NOTICE

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provisions of Section 249 (2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of St. Michel Sportswear Ltd. (In Voluntary
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Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
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the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
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obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, accounts, papers and documents of
the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.

A member entitled to attend the above
meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
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Dated this 28" day of September A.D.,
2010.

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the proposed Act’s status,
and added: “Right now, it’s
so confusing, because the
small business owners are
not motivated.

“The banks are not lend-
ing money, the Government
is not riding to their support,
no innovation is taking
place. Small businesses were
optimistic about the Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act earlier
this year, but right now
they’re not highly motivated
about that because they’ve
seen no [progress].

Bleak

“Right now, the future
looks bleak. ’m more dis-
appointed in the progress of
our country than ever
before. Last year, I said:
“Turn the leaf and see what’s
going on.’..... But right now,
I'm not personally confident
in our future. Where are the
processes, actions, practical
solutions?”

Hence the need, accord-
ing to Mr Turnquest, for the
Government to outline its
plans for the proposed leg-
islation and Bahamian small
business development going
forward.

Pointing out that there
had been no real discussion
about how Bahamian small
businesses and the wider
economy would benefit
from exploiting trade agree-
ments such as the Economic
Partnership Agreement
(EPA) and the World Trade
Organisation (WTO), Mr
Turnquest said: “Right now,
we're in a worse position
and close to collapsing as a
small business sector.

“We will end up having a
bunch of a few big business-
es, but when it comes to
small businesses, we’re
regressing a lot. There’s a
lack of opportunity when it
comes to financing, and a
lack of structure. No one is
saying this is how we are
proactively going to develop
a small business community
together.”

Criticising the Govern-
ment and leading private
sector institutions for previ-
ously failing to act ‘in sync’
when it came to Bahamian
small business development,
Mr Turnquest said that fail-

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ing to get it right in this area,
and both increase employ-
ment and deepen Bahami-
an economic ownership,
would have negative conse-
quences for this society.

“It’s quite obvious that if
we keep on doing this,
there’s going to be an
increase in crime, decrease
in our GDP, a decrease in
our well-being and, of
course, we’re going to be
reduced to a mere fraction
of what we were in 2005,
2006 and 2007,” he said.

“We have to get back to
those years of 2005, 2006
and 2007. That is our objec-
tive we should be aiming at.
I know we might not get
back to those levels, but we
need to use innovation and
creativity to get there. We
are moving backwards as a
nation right now.”

Urging the Government
not to impede foreign direct
investment in Bahamian
small business sectors, Mr
Turnquest told Tribune
Business that the Bahamas
was “presently almost the
only country in the
Caribbean without a Small
and Medium-Sized Business
Development Act”.

Pointing out that Jamaica
had such legislation since
1974, he added: “All we are
doing is putting a strangle-
hold on our growth and
development. I can’t tell you
what will happen next year,
because based on my analy-
sis I see us moving back-
wards completely compared
to last year. We rely too
heavily on tourism.”

In an article previously
published in Tribune Busi-
ness, Mr Turnquest said
Bahamian small and medi-
um-sized businesses were
failing at the rate of five per

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010, PAGE 7B
Small business sector
is ‘close to collapsing’

week, while its contribution
to the overall economy had
shrunk by two percentage
points over the past three
years to just 3 per cent.
Also calling for a plan to
encourage 80,000 Bahami-
ans to return to the Family
Islands, enticed by successful
business development in
those locations, Mr Turn-
quest said: "All stakehold-

ers that cater to SMEs need
to do more if our country
wants to diversify our econ-
omy, reduce our national
debt and increase our GDP.

"Conversely, the only way
that our economy is going
to grow is to reduce bor-
rowing, focus more on SME
development and increase
the country's production lev-
els via new entrepreneurial
(innovation, manufacturing,
commerce etc) activities.

"Stakeholders who focus
on small business develop-
ment have been unsuccess-
ful in creating
strategies/policies on how to
mitigate the negative impact
of the recession with regards
to small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) in the
Bahamas."

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whom the Bank is presently holding judgment.

Delinquent Clients

Delinquent Clients are asked visit the bank during normal
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FROM page 1B

this implies that the initial equi-
ty will be worth $145 million,
indicating the banking syndi-
cate’s stake would be worth $29
million. Those values, though,
are likely to be different in the
final outcome.

“The important issue for us is
that now, hopefully, since the
Scotiabank settlement is in
place, the [Bahamian govern-
ment] approvals process will
take place,” Mr Sands said,
indicating that Baha Mar was
now awaiting Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham making good
on his commitment to move the
House of Assembly debate and
other approvals through to a
successful conclusion.

Adding that the developer
wanted to “begin the Baha Mar
project without further delay”,
Mr Sands said it had already
submitted all relevant docu-
mentation to the Government
via the Bahamas Investment
Authority.

The major remaining obsta-
cles are the House of Assembly
debate on the 8,000-plus Chi-
nese work permits, the 265-acre
land transfers (freehold and
leasehold) that Baha Mar’s Chi-
nese partners are insisting upon
as a condition to consummate
their alliance, and the 49 con-
ditions precedent that Baha
Mar has to fulfill with the Gov-
ernment.

“We have done what we
think we can do at this time,
and now await the approval
process outlined by the Gov-
ernment,” Mr Sands said. “As
far as we are concerned, our
Chinese partners understand
that the land transfers take
place at certain time spots, and
that is all part of the approval
process of the Government of
the Bahamas.

“If I had to sum it up in a
couple of words, we’d like to
see these approvals done as
expeditiously as possible.”

Mr Sands said that while Mr
Izmirlian was “excited to have
reached this point, he will be
even happier when we put
shovels in the ground” and
realise his vision for Baha Mar
and the Cable Beach strip, in
addition to “creating the sig-
nificant economic impact that
will accrue”.

Baha Mar again reiterated
that its project would create
11,000 Bahamian jobs once it
became fully operational, in

addition to injecting $1 billion
into the economy during that
first year of operations, while
bringing 430,000 additional vis-
itors to the Bahamas.

That economic impact is a
little while off, but Mr Sands
said the developer was “ready
to go” on issuing the contracts
to Bahamian contractors for the
$100 million-plus construction
of the new Commercial Village,
Straw Market and West Bay
Street re-routing once all
Bahamian government
approvals were in.

“Certainly, with the phasing
of construction and the first
phase Commercial Village and
roadworks, you can be assured
there will be significant impact
inputted into the national econ-
omy from the day we start this
project,” Mr Sands said.

Peak

“At the peak of construction,
we will be spending $50 million
a month, which is a huge
amount of expenditure. Cer-
tainly, the impact that we have
always outlined from day one
will become a reality. There will
be significant inflows of capi-
tal during peak construction.”

The Scotiabank settlement,
on the face of it, is something of
a triumph for Baha Mar and its
chairman/chief executive,
Sarkis Izmirlian, whose tough
negotiating stance seems to
have prevailed in forcing a con-
servative lender to take an
equity stake rather than send
in the receivers/administrators
to regain its loan.

In truth, though, Scotiabank
probably had little option, giv-
en that none of its choices were
attractive. Receivership would
have saddled it with two loss-
making properties, and it would
have incurred significant multi-
million additional costs to keep
the hotels running and lay-off
staff, with little prospect of
recovering the $200 million
amount from a new buyer.

In his statement yesterday,
Mr Izmirlian said Baha Mar
had all the necessary financing
in place to construct the pro-
ject, with a start slated for later
this year. A Letter of Intent
had been signed with Rose-
wood Hotels & Resorts to man-
age the 200-room luxury resort,
and other resort brands were
set to be unveiled shortly.

Mr Izmirlian said: ““We and
the Scotiabank-led syndicate
have worked very hard over

these past several weeks to
reach a settlement that serves
the best interests of all parties,
and should also benefit the
Bahamas.

“T want to thank the Scotia-
bank-led syndicate for their
continued support of Baha
Mar. In reaching this settle-
ment, both sides accommodat-
ed each other, with the ultimate
goal of fully repaying the
lenders for their outstanding
loan. The settlement, which
includes the syndicate now
becoming an equity participant
in the Baha Mar project,
demonstrates Scotiabank and
its other partners’ confidence
in the project, and its econom-
ic potential for the Bahamas.

“With this agreement in
place, we are hopeful that the
Government of the Bahamas
will move expeditiously to pro-
vide the necessary approvals -
as they recently said they would
- so that we can commence this
project, which holds such sig-
nificant economic and job ben-
efits for the Bahamas, and
which will transform the
Bahamas into one of the pre-
mier global resort destinations.”

In the debt-for-equity swap
talks, Baha Mar/the Izmirlians
had initially offered to pay $75
million in cash to Scotiabank
as an upfront, part-payment of
the loan, with the remaining
debt - around $130 million - to
be converted into an equity
stake that the bank would hold
in the Cable Beach redevelop-
ment.

However, Scotiabank was
said to be seeking a greater
upfront cash payment worth
$110 million, sources told Tri-
bune Business, putting the two
sides some $35 million apart.

Scotiabank wants a greater
portion of the debt, estimated
to be around $205 million, paid
in cash, due to the fact that as a
conservative lender it will have
to write down the value of the
equity stake (loan) on its bal-
ance sheet, and is taking a gam-
ble that Baha Mar and its Chi-
nese partners will be able to
deliver the $2.6 billion project
and profitable returns on it. The
bank, ultimately, has to protect
its own interests through adher-
ing to prudential banking
norms, plus those of its deposi-
tors and the wider Bahamian
banking system, given the sum
extended to Baha Mar.

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this risk through momiborung procedures end regular enordipeation will ils

Che Campany's management coneedere thal all the above financial assets are of good credit
quality. including thase that are pust due

Rone of the Cooipanys liraoce) assels are sotured by collateral ar alher credit enhancements

In reapec! of accounts receivable. the Company is not expased to ony significant eredia risk
exposure fo any sing kt: COMIETAITY Of aay prep of
The creda risk for cash amd cash equiva

reguinhle hank with a h eh quality extemal enedit rains

lerparlics having similar characteristics

sis considered negligible, since the counterpart;

Liquislidy risk

The Company seeks to manage its liquidity to be able to firance andl cover ie aperting ceals and
capilal expicnliluncs. The Company maintains its cash and oash equivalents to meet its liquidity

requirements.
lilerest rate risk

The OMpaiy Ls caposed to changes in market interest roles thecagh ita interesl-bearing [ised

Cepeil
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEIMIRES

The Company's ObjECIVEs in Managing capital ane to maintain a stone caprlal base so as to
maintain stakebolders” confidence by providing

SOUT ho Cone 24 & going comer and sustain fisture development of the business

Bdequate Tem And fo eure the Company's

Tn order in maintain or adjust the capital strucmure. the Company ay adjust. he amount of dividend:

paid ba shareholders, rcturn capital in shareholders or issue new shares

Smt exposed th a high level of ciék senee there are no existe borrowings. fi is

U1 RCETES OC MANSSINE 1S ORE aIOr, BL 1a Pe Sumyeol I fester hat ahi kar

iIngensed i Uhre ae [eure

Report of Independent Auditors pages | ond 2

The follawang persons are asked lo contact

STOR-IT-ALL OF NASSAU, LIMITED

in connection with items left in storage:

TISA/MARCO ARMBRISTER DELLAREESE DORSETT
MARGO MORRIS COLYN T. MCDONALD

DENNIS GOMEZ

Payments not made by October &th, 2010, items will be sold on
October 11th to cover outstanding Account.

=) Co) gers l
ete) eam acalsle

(by Lowe's Wholesale),
Telephone: 393-0964

The Angkean Cantal Education Authority invites applications from qualiied individuals for tie posilion of Deputy Direesar of
Educetion for Curriculum and Superdston,

Tha Deputy Direcior of Education for Cuncilum and Suparision wll play an meieelial soln in the implamenialion ad
development of cuniculum 3s well a8 professional deweinpment of teachers. The Geouty Director wil be responsible for the
quccesstul design, development, and imglomantation of curfioulum, working with inachors, paronts, community members and
other aia to analyze, ase, and impnive educsiional progranra.

Hay Responsibilities:

= Cunculum Dewslopment -works wih leschers and staff to ensues curriculum is aligned with National Leasing
Standards and is achieving the System's goals. Reviews current curmmculum and recommends changes based on
performance data. OCamorsiaies a strong grasp of educational Inchnology applications.

Perlormanse Evaluation - seta high aed measurable goals for shucken! achievernen! ated avakea les slucsan
progress in the ineiruchonal program by means that ndude the maintaining of up-io-date student data
Supenises and appraiess the pertonmance of the schools’ tanulty.

Organizational Biiciency - maintains intar-achoo! systam communication. Maintains good rdlagonahips wlth
Hedects, stall, parents, and comimeniy mebers Reasacts aelaliabeer! lites of aulherily.

Bere Teacher Inducton «= onents and aesists new siaf members. and peovwides opportunities for thew input in ihe
schools’ program.

Prolong Deyvslooment ~ acl [he edycalion and caesar dewelsprrer| iniialives fer the Geulty and ala al the
chops and works enth Principals to assess the needs of facully. Reaponsidie for benchmarking education and
Career development bes! practices.

Community - encourages the use of community maourcns, cooperales with the community in the use of echoed
facilites, inerarets Ihe schanl program for he Gommnunily, ae) MGI CON CSiON wih Corireenity
members,

Required Skills and Exparience:

104 years siminrativs experience ip an educstional petting
Strong leadership stills and personal dre

Passion for children and ther famibes

Ability fo implement programs lo improwe student achievement
Ability to build parinarshipa with commenty organizations
Commitment to technological advancement

Fanvkarty wih various educational models.

Shalegic planning experience

Song communication suis

An aneprancurial spin aad a proven feck econd

Education Requirements:

« Maglers degres prafarred in aducaics, besiness of ralalead fields Wort aa aerrediied colegaluniersity
= Accredited Teaching Certicats

Latkrs of Application submited with copies of Degree Carlficaics, Curculum Vilas, Tires rkerences, and thee passpon pholos,
mua! be eubrified icc The Director of Amolican Education, Anglican Central Education Authority,
PO, Boo M656, Kagsaw, The Bahamas

The deadline for Applications is Theredey, October 7 2070,

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks dip, Treasury yields

STEPHEN BERNARD,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

Stocks dipped Wednesday
after a disappointing report on
the jobs market renewed con-
cern about the economy. Trea-
sury yields sank to new lows as
investors sought safety and
anticipated more stimulus mea-
sures from the Federal Reserve.

Payroll company ADP said
private employers cut jobs in
September for the first time in
seven months. Investors are
seeing a silver lining in the
news, however, hoping that it
could help push the Federal
Reserve to take more action to
get the U.S. economy going
next month, including stepping
up its purchases of bonds.

"It's just a matter of when
and how much," Christian Hvi-
id, chief market strategist at
Genworth Financial Asset
Management, said of the Fed's
likely plans to buy bonds. "The
motivation is to Keep (interest)
rates low."

Gold reached another high
and the dollar slumped further
against other currencies on
anticipation that U.S. interest
rates could head even lower if
the Fed moves aggressively to
buy bonds and take other mea-
sures to encourage borrowing.

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 21 points in after-
noon trading. The yield on the
two-year Treasury note
touched a record low 0.38 per-
cent, and the yield on the 10-
year note fell to 2.37 percent, its
lowest level since January 2009
when the country was mired in
a recession. More weak eco-
nomic data in the coming
weeks, including any disap-
pointment from Friday's key
Labor Department report on
employment, could provide fur-
ther incentive for Fed action.

The Dow fell 21.53, or 0.2
percent, to 10,922.81. The Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index fell
5.02, or 0.4 percent, to 1,155.73,
while the Nasdaq composite
index fell 27.00, or 1 percent,
to 2,372.83. About four stocks
fell for every three that rose on
the New York Stock Exchange



drop following jobs data
eee

AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams

TRADING PLACE: In this Sept. 21, 2010, photo trading continues
on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.





INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS

where volume came to 454 mil-
lion shares. In corporate news,
Johnson & Johnson agreed to
buy Dutch biotechnology com-
pany Crucell NV for about
$2.41 billion. Johnson & John-
son first announced it was plan-
ning an offer last month. John-
son & Johnson shares rose 9
cents to $62.89. Costco Whole-
sale Corp.'s shares dipped after
its quarterly revenue fell short
of analysts’ expectations. They
fell 43 cents to $64.23.

"Today's numbers suggest
(Friday's report) probably
won't improve at all," said
Mark Luschini, chief market
strategist at Janney Mont-
gomery Scott. Luschini said a
bad jobs report from the gov-
ernment Friday would
"increase odds the Fed is more
forthcoming and aggressive" in
trying to stimulate the econo-
my.

Japan announced similar

bond-buying measures Tuesday
when it also cut a key interest
rate to near zero.

The USS. central bank long
ago set interest rates at near
zero, leaving it few other
options but to buy Treasurys
to further drive interest rates
lower. If the Fed continues to
push interest rates down it
could make investing in stocks
and other kinds of riskier assets
more appealing by comparison.
Private hiring has been slow to
pick up as the economy remains
sluggish. ADP said private
employers cut 39,000 jobs last
month.

The ADP report usually
below comes in below the gov-
ernment's measure of total pri-
vate payrolls. So far this year,
the average difference has been
about 75,000. That means Fri-
day's report could show a net
increase in private hiring. But
the ADP figure does suggest
that current forecasts for a gain
of about 75,000 private sector
jobs could be too high.

Gold prices touched another
record high as investors shied
away from the dollar, whose
value is hurt if the Fed buys
more bonds. Gold rose as high
as $1,351.00 an ounce before
pulling back to $1,346.80 an
ounce. European indexes ini-
tially dipped after Ireland's
credit rating was slashed, but
bounced back. Britain's FTSE
100 rose 0.8 percent, Germany's
DAX index gained 0.9 percent,
and France's CAC-40 rose 0.9
percent.

Japan's Nikkei stock average
jumped 1.8 percent.

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

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Pharmacy Council 1s seeking proposals from interested qualified firms or chartered
accountants to provide services relative to the auditing of the financial operations of the Council

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

The Tender Document may be collected on Monday 4" October, 2010 through Friday 15"
October, 2010 between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm from:

The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council

Johnathan Forbes Building
Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tender proposal submission should be in a sealed envelope marked PROPOSAL: AUDITOR
FOR THE BAHAMAS PHARMACY COUNCIL and delivered to:
The Office of the Bahamas Pharmacy Council
Johnathan Forbes Building
Delancy Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tender submissions will be accepted no later than 5 pm Friday 22° October, 2010.

Tenderers are invited to attend the Tender opening at 4:30 pm Thursday 28" October, 2010.

Signed:
Ms. Shelly Collymore
Registrar
Bahamas Pharmacy Council

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JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

The risk of a destabilizing
bout of deflation has grown
as the United States and oth-
er countries struggle with
weak economic recoveries
and lingering financial prob-

lems. That assessment, con-
tained in a new International
Monetary Fund report
released Wednesday, comes
as the Federal Reserve gears
up to pump more money into
the U.S. economy to strength-
en the recovery and prevent
any deflationary forces from
taking hold. Japan flooded its

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PIERRE FILS-AIME of
Wilson Track 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 7‘ day

of October,

2010 to the Minister responsible for nationality and

Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau



Bahamas.



NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF



FOUR SEASONS HOLDINGS LTD.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES
ACT 1992

NOTICE

Take notice that pursuant to the
provisions of Section 249 (2) of the Companies
Act 1992, notice is hereby given that an
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of Four Seasons Holdings Ltd. (In Voluntary
Liquidation) will be held at the offices of the
Liquidator which is situated at Gresham House,
Charlotte Street South, New Providence, on
the 8" day of November A.D., 2010, at 10:30
o’clock in the forenoon.

And take further notice that the
purpose of the said Meeting is to have laid
before the Members of the Company the
Final Statements of the Liquidation showing
the manner in which the winding up of the
company has been conducted, the property
of the company disposed of, the debts and
obligations of the company discharged and
also to hear any explanations that may be given
by the Liquidator, and also of determining by
Extraordinary Resolution the manner in which
the books, accounts, papers and documents of
the company and of the Liquidator thereof,
shall be disposed of.

A member entitled to attend the above
meeting may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
instead of him or her. A proxy need not be a

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IMF sees higher deflation
risk; Fed mulls more aid

stagnant economy with mon-
ey Tuesday in a bid to fight
deflation.

Deflation is a widespread
drop in prices of goods and
services, in the value of homes
and stocks, and in wages. It
crimps spending by people
and businesses and makes it
harder for them to pay down
debts. All that hurts the econ-
omy.

"Deflation risks have
recently risen again to a high
level, although they remain
below the peaks reached one
year ago,” the IMF said.

Central banks like the Fed
"should be the first line of
defense" in combating defla-
tion, the IMF said.

Bonds

The Fed, the Bank of Japan
and central banks in other
countries have sliced key
interest rates close to zero.
Unable to cut rates further,
the Fed is weighing buying
more government bonds to
bolster the economy. Such an
effort, called quantitative eas-
ing, is aimed at driving down

mel

Faith Avenue
OFFICE/SHOP SPACE

$950pm - 450sf

$1150pm - 620sf
Large windows, move in ready, ample parking

424.9092 - Realtor Coretta Owen

PROPERTY BARGAIN
IN SOUTH SEAS

A limited number of single
family and duplex lots in

South Seas Estates at

generously discounted prices.

South Seas, which is located in the Western
District of New Providence, is an upscale waterfront
gated community designed for families who prefer a
safe and opulent environment.

Special Features Include:

* 24 Hour Security

* Jogging and Nature Trails

* Lighted Tennis Courts
* Board Walk

* Beach Access for all home sites
¢ Land locked marina and canal with
connecting deep water channel to Atlantic Ocean

-All lots offered are within 2 minutes walking

distance to beach.

-All lots ready for immediate home construction.
-Lots average size 7,500 to 8,000 sq ft.

THE TRIBUNE

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
PLENTY TO PONDER: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Ina
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 photo. The Fed is weighing buying more gov-
ernment bonds to bolster the economy

rates on mortgages and other
loans to spur buying. Japan
made a similar move on Tues-
day.

The IMF plays a lead role
in looking out for potential
problems that can endanger
the global economy and to
help countries when they are
battling economic and finan-
cial crises. The IMF and the
World Bank hold meetings
this weekend, where finance
officials from the United
States and other countries will
report on how their



economies are recovering
from the worst global reces-
sion since the 1930s.
Financial problems remain
the "Achilles' heel” of recov-
eries in the United States and
Europe, the fund said. Small
and medium-sized banks in
the United States, for exam-
ple, are still coping with prob-
lem commercial real-estate
loans, the IMF said. That is
hurting the flow of loans to
small businesses and hobbling
employment, another
restraint on the recovery.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, MICHELLE DENISE
ROLLE of Ponderosa Blvd off Faith Avenue in Western
District of the Island of New Providence intend to
change my name from MICHELLE DENISE ROLLE to
MECHELL DENISE ROLLEIf there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write
such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

TROCADERO TRADING LTD.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

TROCADERO TRADING LTD.

is in dissolution under the

provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 4"
October 2010 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to
and registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Axel Bech whose
address is c/o Nobelsgate 10, 0273 Oslo, Norway.

Dated the 5" day of October, 2010.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company

member of the Company.
Dated this 28" day of September A.D.,

oe Employment

Opportunity

Position Available — Information
Technology Technician “Entry Level”

DON’T MISS THIS BARGAIN!!!
GEORGE CLIFFORD CULMER
Liquidator
Four Seasons Holdings Ltd.
(in Voluntary Liquidation)
Gresham House
PO. Box N-10144
Nassau, Bahamas

Call Peter Galanos:
323-1334 or 457-2171

FINANCING CAN BE ARRANGED

CAPITAL MARKETS
BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES

Lzei

clre7vi.c3 wWd

= FG
ROYAL FIDELITY :

Mery at Werk

Comfort Suites Paradise [sland hotel invites
qualified persons in the above mentioned field to apply for
the position of Information Technology Technician.

” To.

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 Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $

The successful candidate must possess the following:
Securit y

AML Foods Limited

Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Previous Close Today's Close

* Minimum of an Associate of Arts Degree in
computer related studies

* Minimum of 2 years field experience as an IT
Technician

* Ability to diagnose and resolve technical hardware
and software issues

* Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Operating
Systems “MCP and Comp TIA certifications a plus”

* Possess strong interoersonal, oral and written
communication skills

* Working knowledge of fundamental operations of
firewall appliances

Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank ($1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean Bank
Focol (S)
Focol Class B Preference
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)

Security Symbol Last Sale Change Daily Vol.
Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029)
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) + FBB13 100.00
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) + FBB15 100.00 0.00
RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)
Symbol

Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings

28.2

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

FBB17
FBB22

100.00
100.00

0.00

0.00 Prime + 1.75%
0.00 7%

Prime + 1.75%

EPS $
“2.945
0.001

Div &
‘0.000
0.000

ABDAB 30.13 31.59 29.00
RND Holdings 0.45 oO. 0.55
BISX Listed M

NAV YT!

4.540
0.002

0.000
0.000

55
tual Funds
Yo Last 12 Months %

u
D NAV 3MTH NAV 6MTH
1.452500
2.906205

1.521720

Fund 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 Investment Fund Principal
Series 1

Applicants with supporting doucuments also including a
clean Police Certificate should be sent to the address below
no later than October 15, 2010.

0.23%
4.30%
-7.49%
2.40%

2.926483
1.537403

7.60%
3.56%
5.28%
6.10%
5.64%

107.570620
105.779543

103.987340
101.725415

3.37% 31-Aug-10

2.71% 5.96% 31-Jul-10
10.0000
10.3734 -3.69% 3.38% 31-Jul-10

Applicants for Information Technology Technician
P.O. Box SS-6202
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: info@comfortsuitespi.com
Re: Information Technology Technician

9.1708 — Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal
Protected TIGRS, Series 3

Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund - Equities Sub Fund

9.1708 -8.29%
7.5827 -1.74%
MARKET TERMS
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

-8.29%
11.58%

31-Aug-10
4.8105 31-Aug-10

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

N/M - Not Meaningful
ing price divide $12 gs FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
KS) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
(S1) - 3-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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TRIBUNE SPORTS



LeBron’s Heat odyssey begins

with win over the Pistons

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — There was
a moment, in a nearly empty
gym a couple of hours before
tip-off of a Miami Heat pre-
season opener like no other,
when Dwyane Wade looked
around and couldn't believe
his eyes.

Nearby, LeBron James.
Over there, Chris Bosh. What
they talked about for years
was truly real. "I was just like,
"Wow — these are my team-
mates,'" Wade said. "It feels
good to have guys that have
the capability that these guys
have."

And that capability has
already been proven. When
Wade went down with a bad
hamstring not even halfway
through the first quarter,
James and Bosh gave the
Heat all they needed and
more — combining for 38
points as the Heat easily beat
the Detroit Pistons 105-89 in
the preseason opener for both
teams Tuesday night.

Wade played just 3 min-
utes, 17 seconds. His right
hamstring had been sore for a
few days, and something went
wrong while he was trying to
guard Detroit's Richard
Hamilton. The Heat called it
a strain, coach Erik Spoelstra
called it a tweak, Wade
described it as a pull.

No matter: Wade will like-
ly miss 1-2 weeks, but expects
to be back in plenty of time
for the October 26 regular
season opener in Boston.

"T think Miami's seen me
play for a long time," Wade
said. "And they'll get a lot of
time to see the 'Big 3,' as they
say."

Bosh had 20 points on 8-
for-13 shooting. James, the
NBA's two-time reigning
MVP who took his champi-
onship pursuit from Cleve-

land to Miami this summer,
added 18, and the Heat
weren't challenged after run-
ning out to a 20-point lead by
halftime.

Udonis Haslem added 14
points and 13 rebounds for
the Heat. Ben Gordon led
Detroit with 17 points.

"T don't really think they
played that great," Gordon
said. "Obviously, we didn't
play that well, either."

The Heat gave themselves
considerably higher marks
than Gordon offered.

"Tt was something I've wait-

ed for all summer," James
said. "To be able to be back
on the court, it was great. The
reception from the fans was
awesome and it was great we
were able to give them the
same energy that they gave
us."
By the final buzzer, most
of the crowd was long gone.
Most came to see the opening
moments of this trio's time
together, and the fanfare was
the sort simply not seen at
most preseason games.

James walked from the
bench moments before tip-off
with the traditional stoic look.
He filled his hands with rosin
powder, threw it into the air
to create a white cloud, then
clapped his hands three times.

Same as always. Just totally
different.

"The season,” James said,
"is back."

And when Wade left,
James just took over.

He put much of his reper-
toire on display in the early
going: no-look passes, drives
to the rim, 3-pointers, even
playing some point guard in
the first quarter. It wasn't
always perfect — he airballed
one try from beyond the arc
and failed to see a wide-open
Bosh under the basket on
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first quarter during a preseason NBA game in Miami on Tuesday.

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Bosh, he set up his new team-
mate for a dunk that left the
former Toronto forward
screaming with delight. And
with 4.7 seconds left in the
first quarter, James ran off a
Haslem pick, then spun
before going down the lane
for a two-handed dunk —
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15 lead.

"IT think everyone's been
waiting to see us, to see what
we've been doing in practice
and bringing it into a game
setting,” James said.

James had 12 points in the
first 12 minutes, either scoring
or assisting on eight of
Miami's first 11 field goals.
He returned to the game with
5:03 left in the half to a rau-

(AP Photo)

cous ovation, set up a 3-point-
et by Mario Chalmers with a
wraparound behind-the-back
pass, and went into intermis-
sion with 14 points on 7-of-
15 shooting.

Miami led 58-38 at the
break, holding Detroit to 39
percent shooting. James and
Bosh both played late into the
third quarter, before Spoel-
stra declared their nights com-

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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane
Wade's right hamstring
remains sore, and the Miami
Heat star guard says he's
undergoing a lengthy round
of treatments to try and get
back on the court as soon as
possible.

Wade pulled the hamstring
3:17 into the Heat preseason
opener against Detroit on
Tuesday night and did not
return. He expects to miss up
to two weeks, although no
timetable for a return has
been formally announced.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
said he anticipates that Wade
will need an MRI to deter-
mine the severity of the strain.
Wade says no further tests are
scheduled, just treatment.

Wade will travel with the
Heat for preseason games at
Kansas City (against Okla-
homa City) and San Antonio
this weekend, but will not

play.

plete.

"There's some encouraging
things to come from this
game,” Spoelstra said. "The
No. 1 thing was our guys
wanted to play in front of the
home fans. You could tell
with their energy. It's been a
long week of hitting each oth-
er and not seeing any other
competition.”

Bosh knew Tuesday was a
big deal when his father insist-
ed on coming to the game.

"He was that excited about
it,” Bosh said. "He was ready
to see us take the court for
the first time. Just this fact
that he was super-excited
about it, that let me know
kind of how everybody else
is going to be. And if that’s
how everybody is, it makes it
alot more fun to play.”

Wall leads Wizards past
Mavs in preseason debut

DALLAS (AP) — The
Washington Wizards are now
John Wall's team. So says
Gilbert Arenas.

"He's going to be great,"
Arenas said. "He has a knack
for finding people and getting
to the basket. ... He's Batman,
I'm Robin."

Wall had 21 points and nine
assists, Lester Hudson hit the
go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.5
seconds remaining, and the
Wizards held on to beat the
Dallas Mavericks 97-94 on
Tuesday night in the presea-
son opener for both teams.

Wall, the former Kentucky
point guard who was the No.
1 pick in the draft, displayed
speed and passing skills, offer-
ing hope he can help the Wiz-
ards improve on last season's
26-56 record.

"Overall, John kind of led
us,” Washington coach Flip
Saunders said. "He's got
unbelievable speed, makes
good decisions, ends up with
nine assists and only two
turnovers."

At the morning
shootaround, Saunders pre-
dicted Wall would be involved
in "three or four” spectacu-
lar plays, and Wall didn't dis-
appoint.

"Thad a couple," said Wall,
whose ability to penetrate
earned him 11 trips to the foul



DRIVER: Wizards point guard
John Wall drives against the
Mavericks in the first half of a
NBA preseason game Tuesday
in Dallas.

(AP Photo)

line, converting nine. "But the
most important thing was to

get the jitters out of the way. I
had a lot of assists and was
able to get to the free throw
line."

Arenas started alongside
Wall in the backcourt and
scored 12 points in 26 min-
utes after being limited in
training camp by a sprained
right ankle. The Wizards’
most effective lineup was a
three-guard set with Wall,
Arenas and Kirk Hinrich.

Andray Blatche led the
Wizards with 22 points. Jason
Terry scored 15 points and
Dirk Nowitzki 11 for the
Mavericks.

Washington led 94-80 with
5:01 left, but Dallas' reserves
went on a 14-0 run, capped
by Dominique Jones’ 19-foot-
er with 16 seconds left to tie it
at 94.

The Wizards held the ball
for a late shot and Hudson
swished his 3-pointer from the
top of the key to put Wash-
ington ahead. Adam
Haluska's desperation 3-
pointer fell short at the buzzer
for Dallas.

Josh Howard, traded by the
Mavericks to the Wizards in
February in a deal that
brought Caron Butler, Bren-
dan Haywood and DeShawn
Stevenson to Dallas, is recov-
ering from knee surgery and
did not play.

Hield’s quickest
international victory

FROM page 15

was a tremendous display of
talent," Knowles said.

"We're here on a mission
and that mission is to end this
year with two gold medals in
boxing. With this perfor-
mance here tonight and
watching the other perfor-
mances, I feel like he has what
it takes to come out of his
division as the gold medal-
list."

Coming into the games
having won a medal in his last
three international events,

Knowles will be boxing in his
first match in the light wel-
terweight division tonight
against Chimwemwe
Chiotcha of Malawi. A win
and Knowles would advance
to the quarterfinal on Sunday
for a shot at another medal.

"Just sitting here and
watching the fight, I've got-
ten a sting. I’m just waiting,
but I want to get over my first
fight too," he said. "It has giv-
en me the momentum to go
out there and compete. I just
can't wait to get started,” said
Knowles.



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EAGER: Valentino Knowles.

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ITs That
Fam Fest
Time again!

By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter

officially kick off on Friday, October 8 at Clifton
Park starting at 7pm.

FAM FEST is also apart of the Carifringe Festival that is
schedule for October 1-11. Carifringe is an annual ten day region-
al arts and culture festival that has been designed to feature a
re ction of Bahamian and Caribbean arts.

According to Matthew Kelly, Festival Coordinator/ BAC
Executive: " Carifringe initially approached FAM FEST about
participating in the inaugural CariFringe because of their proven
track record of providing high quality events. We'd known that
FAM's producers have a great appreciation for collaborating and
fostering a cross-pollination of ideas and they have really under-
stood the value and vision of the festival.”

"In the final line-up they provide a strong music component
that anchors the festival's second weekend and br
talented artists to the stage all in a free event," he said.

Reuben Heights, president of FAM Entertainment sat down
with Tribune Religion and said the FAM festival is going on its fif-
teenth year. "It is basically a family free event for them to come
together and enjoy international and local Entertainment," he
said.

SEE page 22

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BISHOP GLORIA REDD MINISTRIES
P.O.Box CB 11416
Nassau, Bahamas

Bishop Gloria Redd

October 3rd - October 8th
One Week Revival - Pastor Burton Fox
Beth Faith Ministries International Blue Hill Road South after you past
Marshall Road - Nightly 7:30 pm

October 10th - October 15th
One Week Revival - Pastor Janean Hart
Soul Winning Church of God in Christ
Lyon Road - Nightly 7:30 pm

October 17th - October 22nd
One Week Revival - Bishop G. Elton Major
Lion of Judah Kingdom Embassy Rock Crusher and Lightbourn Street
(Heading west on Farrington Rad. first corner on the right after PLP Head-
quarters, from JFK, first corner on the left before PLP Headquarters)
MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU.



RELIGION

Fam Fest

FROM page 21

He explained that the fest is also about
reaching the younger people and trying to
help change their mentality.

Performers at the FAM FEST Concert
features special guests such as Papa San,
Marvin Winans Jr And Sherwin Gardner,
as well as local artists; Christian Massive,
Ricardo Clarke, Mr Lynx and many more.

“ On Saturday, we are looking to target
the entire family with fun activities such
as face paintings, rides and characters
roaming around such as Alvin and the
Chipmunks," he said.

Tribune understand that the concert is
set to close off on Saturday with the
FEST" praise concert, featuring Simeon
Outten a singer from Grand Bahama and
Prophet Lawrence Rolle. He says," A big
list of choirs and liturgical dance groups
will be performing as well.”

Going further, the FAM FEST Concert
was inspired by Mark Cartwright,
founder and organiser of FAM
Entertainment.

While they are all up for a good time
Mr Heights said the main reason for the
FAM FEST event is to promote aware-
ness for young people while bringing fam-
ilies out to have a good time together.

Mr Heights added: " We just want peo-
ple to come out and enjoy themselves, it
is a safe environment for all."

There will also be about twenty to
twenty five tents on the grounds, serving
all Bahamian dishes and treats such as
guava duff, conch salad and much more.

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nother tragedy has struck.

We have lost loved ones ina

plane crash. It is as if the
whole country is truly related as
we mourn together with and for
the relatives known to us and
those who are strangers, but our
compatriots.

The prayers began as the news reports
came in. I heard it in a store from a gen-
tleman on his cell phone in conversation
with his wife who lives near the lake.
Word truly spread like wildfire and the
prayers did likewise.

What can we learn from the experience
of sudden death? How can we prepare
for the unexpected? Where do we find
strength in time of distress?

Add to this list your own personal
reflections:

1. TRY to leave home with a loving
good-bye for everyone

2. PRAY for healing from past hurts
3. TRY to forgive yourself and others



anes

TRAGEDY: Wreckage of the chartered plane that
crashed in Lake Kilarney yesterday. It’s important
to find strength in God and each other when deal-
ing with a sudden death.



4. LIVE each day to God's glory as if it were
your last (it may very well be)

5. KNOW your faith position on death

6. KNOW your faith position on life

after death

7. MEMORISE some Scriptures that are like
light in the darkness

8. HAVE some praying friends to stay at the
foot of your cross

9. REMEMBER alcohol and drugs add to
the problem

10. RALLY together as a family- this is no

time for civil war

11. MONEY spent on a funeral is good, but
spend more on the education of the
deceased person’s children.

12. STEP up to the plate as a big brother or
sister when a parent is lost.

13. YOU may have defined roles but also
“cross train”

14. ALL human beings will die unless the
Lord returns first, but God will never leave us.
15. WE are still safer in a plane than in a car

16. LEARN to pray today

17. LIFE insurance and a will are about
your survivors not you

18. TRY to live at peace with all persons
19. WORK to please the Lord

20. FOR a Christian, death is but the door
way to an even better life

We are one: one people, one nation in
mourning. Let us love one another as a
tribute to them.



No Deal!

MATTHEW 4:5 Then the devil taketh
him up into the holy city, and setteth him
on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee:
and in their hands they shall bear thee
up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.7Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt the
Lord thy God."

We live in a time when all sorts of neg-
ative things are happening. All of it is sin,
the devil has deceived us into thinking
that we can take things that God says are
wrong and make them right or accepted.
A reckoning day is coming when we have
to answer for our actions.

We play pat-a-cake with the devil and



ALLISON
MILLER

he is tearing apart our homes and mar-
riages. He's reaping havoc on our jobs, in
the lives of our children and taking our
society by storm. We have moved over
and let him have his way to do whatever
he wants to do in our lives.

That has to stop. A line must be drawn
somewhere when we say, “Enough is
enough." Why do we wait so long before
we take action against the wiles of the
devil? Do you actually think that he cares
about any one of us? His job is to kill,
steal and destroy, the Bible tells us and
that's exactly what he is doing.

He has a lifetime plan on how he is
going to cause hell in our lives. The amaz-
ing thing is we don't use the tools that

God gave us to fight him with. Then we
lose heart in the middle of the fighting.
All of us can attest to the fact that he
never gives up.

Like we always say: "When it isn’t one
thing it's the next." As long as you live,
you cannot get tired of fighting. That is
because we are in a battle for our lives.
However, it's a fixed fight and we won
when Jesus Christ died on Calvary's
Cross. It's the follow up that we are not
doing well with. We have to maintain
faith by reading our Bibles, praying with-
out ceasing, fasting, forgiving people and
ourselves and worshipping God in spirit
and in truth. We cannot let this life over-
come us.

The word of God says, "For all that is in
the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world."
(1st John 2:16) We don't need anything
that the devil offers us. God is the way,
the truth, and the light. His way is the
only one the matters or should take prior-
ity in our lives. We have to be come just

like Jesus in the fact that when the devil
came to tempt Jesus, He overcame
because he wanted nothing of this world.
That's not to say that we shouldn't have
land, houses, car and or money. It's to say
that they should not be the only thing that
we want in this life. We should desire God
and the things of God, it will pay off in the
end.

I think we do a disservice to ourselves
when we only seek after things in life.
The Bible tells us that above all God
wishes that we be in good health and
prosper even as our soul prospers. We
cannot afford to be lured by the devil with
things that he presents before us. I think
that it is a blessing that God provides a
way of escape from the devil and his
temptations. He knows what weaknesses
and uses those things against us are.
Nevertheless, we have the tools to resist
the devil. I think that it is imperative at
times that we refuse the devil at all times.
Let's do what Jesus did and use the word
of against him at all times, it is the great-
est weapon that we have. Amen!
PG 24 © Thursday, October 7, 2010

RELIGION

The Tribune

Three American gospel artists
nominated for 2010 Marlin Award.

rammy Award winners Be Be
(Ss Ce Ce Winans have been

nominated for their first
Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin
Award. The platinum selling Gospel
R and B duo who recently reunited
after a 15 year hiatus to record and
release their latest CD “Still”, have
been nominated in the category of
International Caribbean Recording
of the Year for their reggae infused
single “He Can Handle It”.

The single was written by Be Be Winans
and produced by Tony “CD” Kelly who also
lends a western Indian flavor to the track
with a DJ Chant. The album “Still” reached
the number 1 position on the Billboard
Christian and Gospel combined charts, no2
on the Rand B/Hip-Hop album charts and
number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 album
chart.

Praise and Worship recording artist and
multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award
winner Israel Houghton is also nominated
this year in the International Caribbean
Recording of the Year category for his single
“Surely Goodness.” The track which fea-

. FIFTH
& ANGLICAN
maa DIOCESAN
= TRACK AND
= FIELD CLASSIC

THE youth of the Anglican
Diocese will have another
opportunity to participate in
Track and Field with their
churches as the fifth
Anglican Diocesan Track and
Field Classic is to be held at
the Thomas A. Robinson
Stadium on the 15 — 16 of
October. On Saturday
October 16 there will be the
Track and Field games at the
stadium beginning from 9
am to 6 pm.

tures Jamaican female reggae sensation and
multiple Marlin Award winner Chevelle
Franklin is featured on Israel's Integrity
Music release “The Power of One”.
Houghton serves as worship leader at
Lakewood Church where Joel Osteen serves
as senior pastor. Israel's latest Integrity
Music/Columbia Records album “Love
God. Love People” was released on August
31 and has become the number one selling
album on the Top Gospel, Top Christian and
Praise and Worship charts.

CAJO Records recording artist Canton
Jones also received his first Marlin Award
nomination this year for his vocal contribu-
tion on the track “My Hood to Your Hood”,
a collaboration with Bahamian reggae artist
Monty G. The single is nominated for
“Reggae Hip-Hop Recording of the Year”.
This is not the first single that the duo has
worked on together. Last year they wrote and
produced the track “Top Model” for the Tyra
Banks hit TV Show “America's Top Model”.
Canton has just released his latest album
“Kingdom Business Part 3” and has also been
nominated for a Grammy & Stellar Award
and has also won three Gospel Choice
Awards.

Winners will be announced during the 2010

Israel Houghton Canton Jones

Marlin Awards scheduled for Saturday
October 30 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Marlin
Awards will be held at the Diplomat Center
and is designed to honour outstanding
achievement in Caribbean Gospel Music.
There are more than 200 artists participating
representing 15 countries including Africa,
Bahamas, Canada, Guyana, Hawaii, Jamaica,
Trinidad & Tobago, Tortola BVI, St Croix
USVI, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, St
Thomas USVI, St Vincent and the
Grenadines and the United States.





Be Be and Ce Ce Winans

The Marlin Awards will serve as the final
event during Marlin Weekend 2010 which
will be held from October 28-30. The three
day weekend will feature Marlin Summit,
Marlin Industry Workshops and Luncheon,
Marlin Fest, and the Caribbean Gospel Music
Marlin Awards. The Marlin Awards is pro-
duced by Harris Media Group, a Bahamas
based marketing, media and production firm.
For more information contact Harris Media
Group at 242-676-6719 or visit the awards
website at www.marlinawards.com.

Bishop Simeon
Hall Honoured

¢ New Convenat Baptist
Church invites you to a
Fellowship Service for
Bishop Simeon Hall and
Minister Linda Hall on his
elevation to the post of
Vice President of
International Region in
the Progressive National
Baptist Convention, this

evening at New
Convenant Baptist
Church East West

Highway at 7 pm.

Fhenezer Methodist
Church anniversary

¢ Ebenezer Methodist
Church on Shirley Street is
celebrating its 208th
anniversary this month. A
special service for the
anniversary will be held
Sunday October 10 at
11AM at the church. All
are invited to join us at this
special time.