N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Triple murder: two charged Volume: 107 No.208FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER VERYWINDY, CLOUDINESS HIGH 91F LOW 80F By LAMECH JOHNSON T WO MEN were charged i n Magistrates Court yesterday with the murder of a pregnant woman and the par e nts of four children. S hawn Knowles, 39, of Cowpen Road, and Timothy Saunders, 32, of Golden Isles, a ppeared before Chief Mag istrate Roger Gomez in Court One Bank Lane where theyw ere charged on three counts of murder. They are accused of killing 30-year-old Erica Maryann Ward, who was found last Saturday with gunshot wounds to her head on the floor of a small apartment at Montgomery Avenue, along with Edward Cory Braynen, 31, and Chackara Shenika Rahming, also 31. In yesterdays arraignment, Knowles said he had no con nection to the incident and claimed police officers had picked him up, abused him, placed a gun to his head and f orced him to leave prints on a gun to incriminate him. When the suspects were escorted into court by police, both looked disheveled. Knowles sported a bloodiedw hite shirt. Injuries to his face w ere also visible. Saunders remained silent throughout the proceeding, only answering the Chief Magistrate when asked if he understood the charges against him. The accused were not allowed to enter a plea to the three counts as a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, expected to be served on September 16, will fast track the case to the Supreme Court. Knowles contested this and asked for a preliminary inquiry into the matter, reiterating the alleged physical force used by officers and the attempt to frame him. His request was refused. Both men were remanded Pair accused of killing pregnant woman and parents of four children TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM USFIRMSEES REALESTATE O O P P P P O O R R T T U U N N I I T T I I E E S S I I N N B B I I M M I I N N I I BASKETBALL B B A A H H A A M M A A S S O O P P E E N N S S W W I I T T H H V V I I C C T T O O R R Y Y SEESPORTSSECTIONE $ 5 3 5 $ 5 3 9 $ 5 5 5 T H E T R I B U N E S E C T I O N B b u s i n e s s @ t r i b u n e m e d i a n e t F R I D A Y A U G U S T 5 2 0 1 1 B y N A T A R I O M c K E N Z I E T r i b u n e B u s i n e s s R e p o r t e r n m c k e n z i e @ t r i b u n e m e d i a n e t W H I L E B i m i n i h a s t r a d i t i o n a l l y b e e n a h a v e n f o r S o u t h F l o r i d a b o a t e r s i n c r e a s e d m a r k e t i n g e f f o r t s h a v e w i d e n e d t h e m a r k e t f o r p r o s p e c t i v e r e a l e s t a t e b u y e r s S o u t h F l o r i d a a t t o r n e y R 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According to the Department of Meteorology, which issued its final alert yesterday evening, Tropical Storm Emily has degenerated into a trough of low pressure but TR OPIC AL STORM EMILY DOWNGRADED SEE page nine A FORMER police constable was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday on two charges of firearm possession with intent to endanger the life of two existing officers. Kenneth Gibson, 30, of Sandilands Village Road, was charged before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court 1, Bank Lane, with the two counts of firearm possession. The offence is alleged to have occurred on August 2. Gibson was not allowed to enter a plea to the charge as a Voluntary Bill of Indictment will be SUPPORT for the FNM on Long Island remains strong, according to island MP Larry Cartwright. Responding to claims that a recent awards ceremony on the island which was administered by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was poorly attended, Mr Cartwright said the reports had no credence. We had seating for 229 chairs in there, said the Long Island and Ragged Island MP. Roughly 12 to 13 chairs were empty. There were also persons milling about sitting, standing, walking around and many were standing outside. We had a full house. SEE page nine MP SAYS LONG ISLAND SUPPORT FOR FNM STRONG NASSAU SIGNIFICANTRAINSTILLEXPECTED SEE page six FORMER POLICE CONSTABLE IN C OURT ON TWO CHARGES COURTNEWS CHARGED: Shawn Knowles, 39, of Cowpen Road (above Timothy Saunders, 32, of Golden Isles (right Tim Clarke /Tribune staff
B y CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff R eporter cnixon@ tribunemedia.net S TRAY Busters, a s tray animal rescue g roup and spay/neuter t ask force, is appealing t o the public to open their hearts and adopt a loving dog in need of a caring home. This newly formed animal advocacy group is dedicated to rescuing and r ehabilitating suffering anim als and finding good homes for them. Our focus is primarily o n the special needs cases t he unhealthy (but treatable) or unsocial animals that need extra care and aren ot normally considered adoptable, said Stray Busters member Natalia Nunez. She said adoption is essential to the programme as once animals listed in the p aper are placed with owne rs, more room to house new rescues becomes available. Our eventual goal is to have a s anctuary where we can facilitate more special needs rescues a safe haven for the sick, old and ugly, said Ms Nunez. We've res c ued 37 suffering dogs from Nassaus streets or abusive situations just this year alone, we have taken many healthy animals to the Humane Society for adop t ion and reunited a few lost dogs with their owners. Over the last fewy ears Stray B uster membersh ave resc ued and found homes for more than 100 dogs and cats. The group has also part n ered with Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness (BAARKa ssist with their spay and neuter programme. Ms Nunez said since their efforts began in January oft his year, they have picked u p more than 220 roaming dogs and cats and taken them in to vets to be spayed or neutered. On behalf of Stray Busters, Ms Nunez thanked the contributions of DrB ridget Johnson, Dr Basil Sands and Dr Dwight Dorsett. The following are remarkable stories and descriptions of just three of the many dogs that are ready for adoption. TONES Tones, a rescued threeyear-old male Shepherd mix needs a caring home a fter b eing neglected for most of his life. He was found wa ndering the streets in F ebruary, and it was obvious that he had been in a recent fight and had severals mall injuries. Searching for food, he was quite happy that Stray Buster members hads topped to feed him. Real i sing how people-friendly he was, the team immedi ately leashed him and he j umped in the back of the truck without hesitation. Tones is now in excellent h ealth, well trained, excell ent on a leash, housebro k en, loves to go on walks and enjoys playing with his toys. All he needs now is a home to call his own. KING TUT King Tut, named for his husky size, was found on the side of the road in late June. He was badly neglected and so thin that his ribs were clearly visible. He has most likely been tied up for a long time as there were frayed pieces of rope attached to his collar. Initially he was socially awkward, probably from having limited human contact, however he has always been gentle, respectful and obedient. King Tut simply did not know how to be a happy, normal dog; it took him two weeks to feel comfortable enough to lift his tail from between his legs, let alone wag it. Only now, after a month of foster care, has he started to wag his tail, play and give (very slobbery kisses. Sadly, he still cowers very easily, buckling in fear as if he has been beaten before. Otherwise, he is now very eager to please and loves human companionship, wanting to follow "his per son" every where. He is also much more confident, walks beautifully on a leash, comes when called and is house trained. King Tut is about four years old, has been neutered and is being treat ed for heartworm and ehrlichia. All he needs now is a per manent owner to continue showing him what it is like to be loved. L UCKY LUCIANO Another lovely dog named Lucky Luciano wass potted in early May on G rant Street, off Bernard Road. He had a terrible flea allergy and consequent skin infection, both of which made him very itchy. Due to constant scratch i ng he had dry, crusty skin, b ald spots where he had ripped his hair out and many painful open sores. He was shy around peo ple at first and was obviously not used to being handled though he has never shown any signs of aggression. Lucky spent the first week of foster care huddled in a corner, not wanting to interact with anyone. However, after weeks of attention and care, he is now a happy, mellow and easygoing fellow who gets along well with other dogs and cats. His favourite pastimes include beaching and belly rubs. Lucky Luciano is believed to be about five years old and has been neutered. He is being treat ed for heartworm though, luckily, has no tick diseases. Anyone interested in adopting any of these amazing animals or one of the many more that are ready for homes should contact Natalia Nunez at 394-6175(wh or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone wishing to con tribute to the rescue and foster efforts of Stray Busters can leave a dona tion at The Potting Shed on Shirley Street (across from Ebenezer Church). For more information about Stray Busters, their success stories and list of dogs ready for adoption, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Stray. Busters. Those interested in sup porting the spay and neuter efforts can leave a cheque made out to BARRK at the Potting Shed, Graham Thompson Real Estate or at Scotia Bank on East Bay, account number 50385-320237. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 0$0$,$+$ CARING HOMES SOUGHT FOR LOVING DOGS ANIMALRESCUEGROUPMAKESAPPEAL T O N E SK I N G T U TL U C K Y L U C I A N O
By SANCHESKA BROWN C ARGILL, one of the l argest meat processors in t he United States, has recalled 36 million poundso f ground turkey because it m ay be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. However, officials here say, as far as they know, theB ahamas is not a part of the recall. Investigators with the C entres for Disease Control say one person has died and at least 77 people in the US have fallen victim to salmo-n ella poisoning. L eon Lagat, meat spe cialist for City Market, assured customers the ground turkey in their stores is safe. He said: We have nothing in our stores that are ap art of the recall. We get our meat from Bahamas Food Services (BFS assured us that we have nothing to worry about. The Tribune attempted to contact BFS but calls were left unanswered up to press time. A spokesman for SuperV alue said the person r esponsible for that area was on vacation, and no onee lse could say whether or n ot their ground turkey was part of the recall. Ministry of Health officials said it was aware of ther ecall but could not say whether any contaminated meat had been brought intot he country, as such matters are under the Ministry of Agriculture. A spokesman reminded c onsumers to always thoro ughly cook meat to pre vent food poisoning. The Tribune sought comment from Minister of Agri culture Larry Cartwright, however calls were not returned. T he products subject to r ecall bear the establish ment number P-963 inside the USDA mark of inspection. According to Cargill, though packages were labelled under many differ ent brands, many of the recalled meats are under the l abel Honeysuckle White. O ther brands include R iverside Ground Turkey; Natural Lean GroundT urkey; Fit and Active L ean Ground Turkey; Spartan Ground Turkey and Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey Burgers. T he recall also includes ground turkey products packaged under the HEB;S afeway; Kroger; Randall's; Tom Thumb and Giant Eagle grocery store brands, and some ground turkeyt hat isn't labelled at all, and s ome that went to food ser vice establishments, according to Cargill. Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March, and have been reported in 26 US states. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 3 LIMITING the number of children a woman canhave to two could be one way of fighting the growing crime problem, a pan-e l hosted by the New Covenant Baptist Church suggested. The proposal is one of more than a dozen that the group presented to those attending a community meeting at the East West Highway church last night. The m eeting was held to get public input on ways to curb the escalating murd er rate. B ishop Simeon Hall, w ho did not come up with the suggestion, said such ap olicy could be instrum ental in limiting the number of unwanted children in the country who often end up as statistics or in penal institutions. "The person who proffered that idea is suggesti ng that at the core of our social problems is the indiscriminate wayB ahamian women have children now obviously w omen can't have children by themselves so the b lanket statement (should b e) the indiscriminate way we have children," said B ishop Hall, pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church. "Since the majority of our children are born to unwed parents, we needto look at the unwed par e nts who have the children and just lean on the rest of society to care fort he children. "What we are saying is in the long term, a child who is born to parentsw ho didn't want them and i s left to rear himself, he is likely to become a statistic so there is some merit tot hat (idea T he Tribune. The panel's other suggestions for loweringc rime include: carry out capital punishment; give life sentences without the possibility of parole to more classes of convict; institute a national curfew for minors; bring foreign officers into the Royal Bahamas Police Force; remove the Privy Council as the highest court of appeal; charge parents in con nection with the minor criminal offences committed by their children; radically restructure the country's educational system. A TRUCKLOAD of live turkeys arrives at the Cargill turkey proc essing plant in Springdale, Ark., Thursday. The Agriculture D epartment and the Minnesota-based company announced Wednesday evening that Cargill is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, Ark., plant from Feb. 20 through Aug. 2 due to possible contamination from the strain of salmonella linked to 76 illnesses and one death. D anny Johnston / AP BAHAMAS NOT PART OF US MEAT FIRMS RECALL C ARGILL RECALLS 36 MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND TURKEY LIMITING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN A WOMAN CAN HAVE COULD FIGHT CRIME
E DITOR, The Tribune. AS Aformer law enforcement officer and a citizen of The Bahamas I must again express my dis-a ppointment in our effort t o protect our borders from t he invasion by Haitian vess els involved in human trafficking. I have written several times before on the subject, not only to newspapers, but to governments about the dangers that exist. I t is very well known, t hat apart from immigrants, among whom can be found c riminals and persons with trained military expertise, t here are drugs, firearms and ammunition. It is most frightening w hen these sloops can reach the shores of New P rovidence undetected by any law enforcement agencies. The most recent arrivals being in daylight. M any would remember the days of the Police M arine Division headed by A ssistant Commissioner Lawrence Major, who was a bly assisted by Police Officers such as Andrews and L eon Smith. The latter eventually b ecame Commander of the D efence Force. During that period I cannot recall anyH aitian sloops being able t o reach New Providence undetected. Mr. Major liaised with airline pilots, who gave himi nformation on the coordi nates of Haitian sloops seen in Bahamian waters, thata ppeared to be on the way to New Providence. Mr. Major and his crews very often were able toi ntercept them at sea. H e also used a plane that was on charter to the Police to fly patrol missions, which resulted in the arrests of drug smugglers. At the present time I am aware that we have botht he Police Harbour patrol a nd the Defence Force Harbour patrol in the harbour of New Providence. It would appear, that patrols of the waters around New Providence and Paradise Island and the various canals are insufficient and the response time to incidents is far too slow. I n recent weeks a boat was being stolen from a marina by three men. T he security officer on d uty saw the men. H e took cover and called t he Police. O fficers arrived some t wo hours later. It took the men at least forty minutes to get the boat started. An investigation revealed that the Police Control Room contacted the Wulff Road P olice Station and the P olice Harbour Patrol. The response was obviously too slow. It is a known fact that there has b een an increase in the t hefts of boats and outb oard engines from marin as in New Providence and P aradise Island. A Police or Defence Force boat in the harbour and in waters east of Mon tagu could make a difference. I have recommended to p revious governments to install lookouts, equipped with night vision and manned by Defence Force marines 24/7 at the lighthouse west end of ParadiseI sland, a selected area at Y amacraw and a selected a rea at Lyford Cay, from w here all boats approaching the Island of New Providence can be seen in sufficient time for interception by law enforcement personnel. We should be able to find D efence Force personnel f or this simple task. It is hoped that the heads o f our law enforcement agencies will accept the a bove as being constructive and would prevail on their Ministers to give some cons ideration. We Served with Honour We Remember with Pride. PAUL THOMPSON SR., N assau, August 2, 2011. c c. Commander-Bahamas Defence Force C ommissioner of Police Director of Immigration EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 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 I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES S witchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 A dvertising Manager (242 C irculation Department (242 N assau Fax: (242 F reeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WASHINGTON An immediate financial catastrophe was averted when Congress raised the limit on U.S. borrowing, a deal that will keep the government solvent until early 2013. That meets a demand of President Barack Obama, who didn't want the messy business back on the agenda during his campaign for re-election. He remains afflicted, however, by pieces of the legislation that promise even more bruising fights over the role of government, battles that resume this autumn and will again lay bare and magnify the bitter stalemate in modern American politics. With government divided Republicans back in control of the House of Representatives Obama's policy initiatives will remain hamstrung by the outsized power of the conservative tea party wing of the opposition party. Here's why: After weeks of politically bloody combat, Congress finally passed legislation just before the Tuesday midnight deadline that raises America's self-imposed limit on bor rowing. It stood at $14.3 trillion. The deal allows sufficient new borrowing a total, in stages, of between $2.1 trillion to $2.5 trillion through early 2013, beyond the Novem ber 2012 presidential and congressional elections. In return for those increases, a routine action in the past that was unencumbered by action on the budget, lawmakers agreed to $914 billion in spending cuts in a first stage. Then a special bipartisan congressional com mittee, six Republicans and six Democrats three members of each party from both houses will be charged with finding between $1.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion in additional spending cuts by late November. The idea is to keep additional new bor rowing roughly in balance with reductions in spending, cuts that would then compound to lower the government deficit over a decade. Politically sensitive benefit programmes such as the Social Security pension system and Medicare, government paid medical insurance for the elderly, will be on the table. So, too, an overhaul of the tax code. Congress would have until Christmas to v ote on the committee recommendations without the ability to make changes. If the special committee can't agree by the end of November, that would trigger $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, affecting the Pentagon as well as additional domestic programmes. Compounding the monumental task of finding common ground among what will likely be teams politicians from opposite ends of the spectrum will be looming elections. Tea party Republicans, elected on promises to shrink government and blocking any increase in taxes, will be facing off against Democrats who insist that tax revenues must be increased by annulling existing loopholes that benefit Big Business, Big Oil and the wealthiest Americans. Republicans, especially the tea partyers, most likely will find it politically impossible to act on tax increases. Democrats will stand firm against cutting the cherished social safety net programmes. In the hours after Obama signed the rescue bill Tuesday, the lines already were being starkly drawn. "We can't balance the budget on the backs of people who have borne the biggest brunt of this recession," the president said, renewing his call for higher taxes on the wealthy. "Everyone is going to have to chip in. It's only fair." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, a powerful Republican conservative, declared: "The American people agreed with us on the nature of the problem. They know the government didn't accumulate $14.3 trillion in debt because it didn't tax enough." He then told Fox News, "I'm com fortable we aren't going to raise taxes coming out of this joint committee." The next battle, meanwhile, is shaping up under a cloud of extremely worrisome economic news both in the United States and abroad. U.S. and global stock markets have fallen dramatically over the last several days and were unrelieved by the Tuesday debt and default deal in Washington. Weakening U.S. consumer spending, disappointing factory orders and continued high unemployment have nearly stalled growth. Some economists and financial experts say the country may be falling back into recession. Debt turmoil continues to haunt the Greek economy and has spread to Italy, the third largest economy in the European Union, and Spain. Given the increasing inter linkage of global economies, bad news and weakness anywhere causes troubling waves everywhere. I n the United States, with political opposites ready to resume the trench warfare and a return to stalemate looking assured, the forecast for the coming months would appear to include still more of the nastiness that has gripped Washington for months. Compounding economic difficulties will only solidify the logjam. (By Steven R. Hurst, Associated Press international political writer). Disappointed with efforts to protect borders LETTERS email@example.com Default averted, budget fight roars on EDITOR, The Tribune. THANKS ASusual for your indulgence. With the murder count standing at 85 on this blessed Sunday and with crime dominating the national news fort he past two years, I thought I would share an experience that I witnessed firsthand, that has given me hope, all is not lost! I was at a high school meeting at the T.A. Robinson S port Centre, when a race was won by a student of St. Johns College, my alma mater. The winner of the race was an outstanding athlete by the name of Stephan Dirty Newbold, who in his exuberance, took off his St.J ohns team jersey leaving himself naked at the top. What followed, I will never forget and I am sure you would not believe! O ne of the B.A.C.A. officials walked on to the track a nd at the top of his voice chastises the athlete and threat ens to whip him on the spot. He had to be restrained by other officials as he was so engaged in what he seemed about to do! This official, to your surprise was Father Curtis Robinson, Anglican Priest and Rector of Christ The King Church, Ridgeland Park. You see Father Robinson is from that old school of the clergy who never fail to have order and discipline at all times, especially from the youth! This event stands out in my mind, as the athlete has moved on from strength to strength, winning medals at all levels and now today in the same year, is world junior champion in two hundred metres sprint! I congratulate young Stephan Newbold in his accomplishment, and thus far wish him the best in the future. I thank God for Father Curtis Robinson and encourage him to continue in the much needed vigilance he continues to exuberate in the future! Today, young Newbold is world champion, leader of The Bahamas Junior team and a role model to the country as he moves on to college in the fall. Father Curtis Robinson has been promoted in the Anglican Church. He is now Canon Curtis Robinson! All is not lost! TONY FERGUSON Nassau, July 30, 2011. Kudos to Father Robinson
L ESS than two months a fter a tearful farewell was bid to Apollo, a new manta r ay joins Poseidon on display in the Atlantis marine park. She has been named Athena by members of theW ater Features Department after the Greek goddess of wisdom, strength and justice. Athena was spotted feed i ng just off Rose Island, not too far from shore. Team members recall that even as t he boat moved in closer, the female manta could be seen performing barrel rolls, mak-i ng sure she got as much food a s possible. She had no idea that soon Atlantis would be her new home. O ne team member said: There was relatively little fuss from her as she was lifted i nto the holding facility on the boat. At the marina dock, employees and onlookersg athered, waiting to see the new addition. After drawing a blood sam ple, Athena was measured, w eighed and then rushed through the hallways and the elevator into the Ruins L agoon. The fish greeted Athena on her entrance into the 2.5 mil-l ion gallon exhibit, swimming i n huge schools all around her. Wondering what all the e xcitement was about, Poseid on joined the train in order to check her out. Athena has adjusted well to her new home and only took a short while to catch on to the feeding method, thee mployee said. Her current wingspan is 8ft 8in and she weighs 310lbs. Athena has two large spotso n her belly. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 5 B y AVA TURNQUEST T ribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION Minister Desmond Bannister has hit out at critics of the grading sys-t em used to measure student performance in national examinations. Mr Bannister argued that the seven point system is the best the country has had so far, amidst claims that data collected masks systemic public education failure. The minister said: It only throws it off f or people who are looking for some silly national average, rather than looking at the performance of students and trying to make determinations on where students are performing well and where they are not, and how they can help them. That seven point grading system is the b est grading system that we have come a cross, and it is used by the University of Cambridge and many other places. This year 7,320 students sat the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education( BGCSE) from 101 government and private schools, a 5.27 per cent increase over last year. Of the 5,200 students taking the Mathem atics course, 931 scored C letter grades, 917 scored a G, 787 scored an F and 168 scored an A. O f the 5,373 students taking the English Language course, 1,673 scored D letter grades, 1,300 scored a C, 1,092 scored a n E, and 287 scored an A. W hile improvements to core c ompetencies like Math and English Language remained m arginal, education officials noted teacher deficits and language barriers among the vari-a bles affecting test scores. T he practice for both government and private schools of allowing capable students to sit papers ahead of the designated year was also said to affect averages, which did not account for thee ntire sum of BGCSEs earned by an individual student. Exams are graded on a seven point scale from A to G. Theh ighe st grade available on a core paper is a C while students sitting extended papers can score a s high as an A letter grade. O fficials stressed that points A to C reflected an above average score, D an average score, and E through G a below average skill acquisition. Mr Bannister said: Someone who has gott en a D is still someone who is performing at a fairly good level. The problem is that the M inistry of Education introduced the exam 19 years ago, and never explained the grading system. So people still associate a D with the D they were familiar with when they were in school. P ublic school teachers can see as many as 105 math students and 120 English students over the course of a week, according to education officials who highlighted the need for more specialised and technically trained teachers. Selected results of this years BGCSE and t he Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC were released by the Ministry of Education's Evaluation and Assessment Division on Wednesday. A ddressing what he felt to be an unjust c omparison of public and private school perf ormance, Mr Bannister said: In order to get into private schools you have to take an examination, just coming in. They decidew ho they accept, the public schools cant make that kind of determination. Every single child is entitled w hether they are attention deficit, d yslexic, any number of learning issues. They are sitting in the public school classrooms getting educated with the best quality education. He added: Education is n ot simply every child being able to get an A in an examination, it is every child attaining the highest possible level that he can attain with his abilities. MINISTER HITS OUT AT CRITICS OF STUDENT EXAM PERFORMANCE GRADING SYSTEM ATLANTIS WELCOMES ATHENA NEW ADDITION TO MANTA RAY FAMILY ATHENA is prepared for her new home at Atlantis. S EVEN POINT SYSTEM BEST COUNTRY HAS HAD SO FAR M INISTEROFEDUCATION D esmond Bannister
PEOPLE throughout the Bahamas, but especially in New Providence and Grand B ahama, are fed up with the h igh level of crime. Experts in criminology h ave spoken about many root causes for the problem, but w hat does the average B ahamian think? Does the f ault lie with the judiciary, or i s the issue a social one? The Tribune hit the streets of the capital to find out what people really think is causing the current record-breakingl evels of criminality in the country. BRADLEY FRASER, SECURITY Well, I think that there is such a high level of crime r ight now because a lot of people, actually a majority of Bahamians, dont have jobs.I ts no excuse to go out there and rob someone, but thats a cause. Also, a lot of the young people dont want to go out and work, earn their pay like the rest of us who work hardf or a paycheck at the end of the week or month. I think the government s tepping up in that regard, creating more opportunities for jobs to come around, willr eally put a dent in crime. But t hats just my opinion. SOPHIA WILLIAMS, C IVIL ATTORNEY The high levels of crime, we are told, are a direct relation to drug trafficking and g ang wars as we are seeing. It is said that some of it comes from domestic violence and persons not willing to work for an honest living. People are acquiring things through unlawful means as opposed to working for it and I supposes it all goes back to the central part of life, the family. How the young people are brought up and what they are taught plays a significant factor in their future actions. What is in you will come out and if there are no morals and values instilled in you, you are likely to be influenced to participate in wrong doing. Some say not carrying o ut the death penalty is the m ajor factor for the high levels of crime, but I dont think s o. This issue of crime is more than the judicial system itself. T his is an issue that starts on a n individual level. Young p eople are not being properly b rought up, they dont have morals or values. Its really all a matter of training. JONNELL DUNK, S TUDENT Right now the high levels of crime and violence in t his country is because of the young generation and bad parenting. Parents need to grow up their kids in the right w ay, in godly principles and stop leaving them to grow themselves up or allowing thes treets to do it. Proper home training is definitely necessary for crimea nd violence to decrease though I think carrying out capital punishment is key too. If someone sees that a p erson is getting hanged for killing someone, I think hed see that and think twice about g oing to hold up somebody and shoot them or even kill in revenge. MICHAEL JOHNSON I think crime and violence levels are so high todayb ecause the penalties for criminal offences are not stiff enough. And the ones (penalties) on our law books arent b eing carried out. I believe thats why theres so much crime going on. Implement and carry out stiffer penalties and crime will cut down tremendously. YOLANDA HILTON I think crime is so high because of parents. They need to stop playing around with p arenting and raise their child ren right. The bible says to train up a child in the way he s hould go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. This whole issue of crime i s not political as people make i t seem. This is a social probl em and a lot of it is due to persons not being able to resolve conflicts properly. Their idea is to stab, shoot or fight when conflict resolutioni nvolves solving a dispute without violence and in the calmest manner possible. ANGELO WOODFIELD, LAW ENFORCEMENT I think the government of the day and the previous one needs to decide whether orn ot they are going to carry out the laws on the books, in other words, the death penal t y. Bahamians everywhere are tired of crime. They are fearful for their lives that if they leave their homes to go any w here at night and even in broad day light, something will happen to them because c rime could happen any where. OSBOURNE KEMP, S ENIOR CITIZEN I go by the biblical prophecies on this wholec rime and violence problem. The truth of the matter is, where all this crime and violence is concerned, the bible t alks about the end times and the amount of evil that would take place and in my honest opinion, I dont believe anything can be done about it because it is fulfilling prophecy. Christie cant do anything nor can Ingraham. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE BRADLEY FRASER SOPHIA WILLIAMS YOLANDA HILTON ANGELO WOODFIELD OSBOURNE KEMP BAHAMIANS HAVE THEIR SAY ON RECORD-BREAKING CRIME LEVELS S TREETTALK to Fox Hill Prison until the completion of the trial. Chief Magistrate Gomez ordered both men to be examined by a doctor. Following this arraignment, Knowles was later charged in two other cases. In the first he was charged with two counts of firearm possession and ammunition possession after being found with a firearm on July 31. The matter was adjourned to August 16 in Court 9 for a fixture date. In the other case Knowles was charged with threats of death against a police officer on August 1, two counts of disorderly conduct on Carmichael Road and at Central Police Station, and two counts of assaulting a police officer while in custody. This matter was also adjourned to December 7. Knowles denies all charges. He was not represented by an attorney during the hearings. issued to fast track the case to the Supreme Court. Chief Magistrate Gomez denied bail because of a pend ing murder case before the Supreme Court for which he was already out on bail. Gibson was accused of the April 27, 2010 death of George Carey. Mr Carey, who died of his injuries in hospital, was stabbed in an incident in the Wulff Road area near Lockhart's Bar, on April 22. The former police officer was granted bail for that case due to evidence being weak against him. However, the judges decision to deny bail in this case also stemmed from the recent increased number of persons, who were already out on bail for matters in the Supreme Court, who were now reappearing for other offences. The case, which is a Court 9 matter, was adjourned to Sep tember 16 when the Volun tary Bill of Indictment is expected to be served. Gibson was remanded to prison until completion of the trial. FROM page one F ORMER POLICE C ONSTABLE FROM page one TRIPLE MURDER: TWO CHARGED
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 7 PROSPECTUS THEGOVERNMENTOFTHECOMMONWEALTHOFTHEBAHAMAS BAHAMASREGISTEREDSTOCK2016,2018,2020,2026,2028AND2032 ISSUEOFB$100,000,000.00 IssuedunderTheBahamasRegisteredStockAct,andauthorizedbyResolutionsoftheHouseofAssembly,9th June,2011. ApplicationswillbereceivedbyTheBankingDepartmentbeginningat9:30amon3thAugust,2011andwillclose at3:00pmon11thAugust,2011.Allocationswillcommenceat9:30a.m.on12thAugust,2011andwillceaseat 3:00p.m.on15thAugust,2011. IfthetotalsubscriptionsexceedthesumofB$100,000,000.00(Nominal)partialallotmentwillbemadeto subscribers,andaproportionaterefundwillbemadeassoonaspossibleafterallotment.Nointerestwillbepaidon amountssorefunded. ThedateofthisProspectusisAugust2,2011 TheGovernmentofTheCommonwealthofTheBahamasinvitesapplicationsforBahamasRegisteredStock totallingB$100,000,000.00.TheStockwillbeavailableinarangeofmaturitydates;theearliestbeingrepayablein 2016andthelatestin2032.ThetotalamountofStockoffered,therateofinterestandtheissuepricearegivenbelow:R ateofInterest N ameofStock A mount B $ I ssuePrice B $ P rimeRate BahamasRegis teredStock20 16 5, 000,000.00 100.00 1 / 6 4 % A bovePrimeRate B ahamasRegisteredStock20 1 8 1 0 000,000.00 1 00.00 1 / 3 2 % A bovePrimeRate B ahamasRegisteredStock20 2 0 1 0 0 00 000.00 1 00.00 5 / 6 4 % A bovePrimeRate B ahamasRegisteredStock20 2 6 2 0 0 0 0,000.00 1 00.00 3 / 32 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock20 28 3 0,000,000.00 100.00 1/ 8 % AbovePrimeRate BahamasRegisteredStock203 2 2 5 ,000,000.00 100.00 1 0 0 ,000,000.00 TheStockshallberepaidon15thAugust,intheyearappearinginthenameoftheStock. INTEREST TheStockwillbearinterestfrom15thAugust,2011,attherateshownagainstthenameoftheStockasthepercent perannumoverthePrimeRate(i.e.theprimecommercialinterestratefromtimetotimefixedbytheClearingbanks carryingonbusinessintheIslandofNewProvidenceinTheBahamas.Ifthereshallbeanydifferencebetweenthem, thenthatwhichisfixedbyRBC RoyalBank(Bahamas)Limited.Interestshallbepayablehalf-yearlycommencingon 15thFebruary,2012andthereafteron15thAugustand15thFebruaryineveryyearuntiltheStockisrepaid. CHARGEUPONCONSOLIDATEDFUND TheprincipalmoniesandinterestrepresentedbytheStockarechargeduponandpayableoutoftheConsolidated FundandassetsofTheCommonwealthofTheBahamas. 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ApplicationForms ApplicationsfortheStockshouldbemadetotheRegistrarontheformattachedtothe ProspectusandmaybeobtainedfromtheRegistrarofficesinNassauandFreeport,TheTreasury Department(TheNorthBuildingatWaterTowerPlace,EastStreet,Nassau).Applicationsmayalso bedownloadedfromtheCentralBankoftheBahamaswebsiteat www.centralbankbahamas.com or anyofthefollowingbanks:1.BankofTheBahamasInternational 2.FirstCaribbeanInternationalBank(Bahamas)Limited 3.FinanceCorporationofBahamasLimited 4.CommonwealthBankLimited 5.RBC RoyalBank(Bahamas)Limited 6.Scotiabank(Bahamas)Limited 7.FidelityBank(Bahamas)Limited 8.Citibank,N.A.PUBLICDEBT ProvisionalestimatesfromtheunauditedaccountsasatMarch31,2011showthePublicDebtofTheBahamastobe B$4,280,858,000.* GOVERNMENTREVENUEANDEXPENDITURE ThefollowinginformationisextractedfromtheunauditedaccountsoftheGovernmentofTheCommonwealthof TheBahamas. FY2009/2010p**FY2010/2011p**FY2011/2012p** B$B$B$ ApprovedBudgetApprovedBudget Revenue1,302,543,0001,492,159,0001,520,189,000 RecurrentExpenditure(excluding RepaymentofPublicDebt)1,395,892,0001,467,170,0001,597,958,000 CapitalDevelopment Expenditure(excludingloans contributionsandadvances topubliccorporations) 156,757,000227,579,000237,303,000 **Provisionalestimatesfromtheunauditedaccounts. *ThePublicDebtamountisinclusiveofThePublicCorporationscontingentliabilitywhichasatMarch 31, 2011totalledB$540,489,000. 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OrdinarySignatures NamesinFull And/OR Address TelephoneNos.(H)(W) I/Weherebyrequestsemiannualinteresttobepaidto: BankName BankBranch Account Number THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2016, 2018, 2020, 2026, 2028 AND 2032 ISSUE OF B$100,000,000.00 By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter c email@example.com T HE lifeless body of a man was found in Nassau Harbour early yesterday morning in what police suspect was a case of accidentald rowning. The body of the unidentified man was discovered submerged near a dock off East Bay Street at around 5am. Assisted by police, Royal Bahamas Defence Forced ivers removed the body from the water. From there, the victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. W hile the body has yet to b e identified and the investigation is continuing, police s ay that at this stage they do not suspect foul play. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org F REEPORT Grand B ahama Police told the p ress they intend to question businesswoman Eunice Morris in connection with several official complaints lodged against l ocal travel agency Morr is Travel. The complaints were filed by several personsw ho paid cash to book cruise vacations through the agency. According to the police, t hree different groups of families that booked trips on Carnival Cruises through Morris Travel c laim to have encountered p roblems with their reservations. On the day they were set to sail, a 39-member family from Freeport claims to have been told that the cruise line did not r eceive payment for 10 m embers of the group, a nd that these persons would therefore not be allowed to board the vessel in Fort Lauderd ale. T he other 29 persons c laim they were again conf ronted at the final stop of t he cruise in Nassau by c ompany officials, who informed them that the credit card used to pay for their trip was fraudulent. T hey were asked to a gain pay for the $14,000 trip in full, they say. After returning to Freeport, the family retained an attorney and filed an official complaint with police. S ince then, two other g roups have come forward w ith similar stories, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrik Seymour said. M r Seymour told The T ribune that official comp laints have now been f iled in connection with b oth these cases, the most r ecent yesterday. A police investigation is continuing, he said. By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter email@example.com F REEPORT A woman is being sought by police in connection with more than 20 real estate fraud complaints. An all points bulletin has been i ssued for 57-year-old Daisymae J ohnson, who is wanted for quest ioning about claims that a woman impersonating a real estate agent collected funds from customers between 2009 and 2010, which she pretended were down payments o n homes or property Asst Supt Loretta Mackey, press l iaison officer, said the individual was not authorised to sell the properties in the Heritage, Chesapeake, and the Eastern areas of Freeport. ASP Mackey said 25 such claims have been reported to police. J ohnson, who was born in New Providence, is of medium b uild, medium brown complexion and has brown eyes. A nyone with information that might assist the police in locating Johnson are asked to call: 352-3106/7/8/9. POLICE INTEND TO QUESTION BUSINESSWOMAN OVER TRAVEL AGENCY COMPLAINTS LIFELESS BODY FOUND IN NASSAU HARBOUR POLICE SEEK WOMAN IN CONNECTION WITH REAL ESTATE FRAUD COMPLAINTS DAISYMAE JOHNSON
ByINIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA A few weeks ago I found myself at a barbecue at af riends house, enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon. As is tradition with these outings, everyone brought their family, and their choice of burgers and beers. A friend of mine (who s hall remain nameless) showed up with his wife, his 65-year-old father (whom we affectionately call The BBQ King) and his 15-year-old son (whom we teasingly call Little Booger). T he BBQ King immediately took his rightful place behind the grills (three of them), where his skills ares econd to none. A s he began prepping the food, he ushered command after command to his grands on, Little Booger, who l ooked less than pleased to be serving as gopher while a ll the other kids were s plashing around in the pool. Little Booger was moving slow as molasses (on purpose, Im sure) as he got the c harcoal, then the lighter flui d, then the tongs, then the foil, the plates, the corn, and whatever The BBQ King needed to serve up the most d elicious steaks and burgers y ou can imagine. As the sun shone bright a nd the air started to smell of sweet barbecue, I noticed Little Booger, iPod in hand, longingly staring off in the distance while the hot dogs s tarted to sizzle. The BBQ King must have noticed his i ndentured sous-chefs lack of attention too, because he hollered, Boy turn them dogs fore they burn! I turned them! Little Booger responded half-heartedly, before being pushed aside. Boy, go find something else to do before you mess up my food, The BBQ King said. How you expect to cook a nd play with that thing in y a head? Thats the problem with yall young people; yall dont know how to pay attention. Thats why yinna so wutless! As Little Booger rushed t oward the pool (with a sly smile on his face), he murm ured, Thats the problem with yall old people; yall too grumpy, and want everybodyt o do yall work! For some time now I have been amazed by the growing disconnect between our elders and the younger generation, as well as the fact that we as a nation havea ccepted this as the status quo and allow it to get progressively worse by the sec-o nd. On the one hand, some young people have nor espect for elders and their c ontributions to our society, while on the other hand there are older people who the w orld has passed by; they are too afraid (or too stubborn to move with the times anda s a result brand anything n ew and different as foolishness or a flash in the p an. I remember my wifes very first OBGYN, an older doctor with a busy patient list w ho must not have had a clue how to run the brand new ultrasound machine in her examining room. One day I dared to ask her when we would be able to see our baby only to have my hopes dashed with, Oh that ultrasound machine is broken, I a m waiting for the technician f rom Florida to fix it. Obviously the technician was on Bahamian time, because throughout all our visits right up until the birth of our child, we had not r eceived a single ultrasound from that OBGYN. W e did have several done at Doctors Hospital (where they always did an excellentj ob) while our then doctor allowed dust to cover the only piece of equipment resembling modern technology in her office. Imagine my surprise just recently when with theh elp of our new doctor, the very smart and young Dr Laura Dupuch, and herp lethora of modern resources I was able to view an ultrasound right there in theo ffice which showed my son i n such detail I was left to marvel (and laugh he had his foot (specifically, h is big toe) in his mouth. With everything in life, change ish app ening every second of every day. There are some amongst us who resist or even loathe change (as in, extra or unwanted work in the form of a modern ultrasoundm achine). A lternatively, there are others who fly blindly into the future without an inkling of the past (as in, downloading an iTune when the better, original version is freely available in your parents CDc ollection). Sadly, both are doomed. As the baby boomers age and are forced to share the planet with the fruits of their loins loins, respect and mutual understanding wills urely make the forced c ohabitation much easier to s tomach. Speaking of stomachs, I am h appy to report The BBQ King retained his crown bys erving up the best ever ribs I have tasted in my life. S adly, the barbecue didnt g o so well for Little Booger. In his haste, he was already n eck deep in the pool before h e remembered his iPod was in his pocket. All I can say i s yep, wutless. PAGE 8, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 THE TRIBUNE 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' ,00(',$7(,7,21(1,1* +$1'+(5$3<$,'( COMICS VIEW I NIGO NAUGHTY ZENICAZELAYA Disconnect between elders and the younger generation
will still produce heavy rains. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has announced that all watchesand warnings regarding Tropi cal Storm Emily have been discontinued for the islands of The Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Basil Dean at the Depart ment of Meteorology said rem nants of Emily are currently100 miles south-southwest of the Eastern tip of Cuba, moving toward the northwest at 16 miles per hour with a maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. Earlier yesterday The Tri bune was told that the Island of Inagua was on lockdown today as residents prepared for the arrival of Tropical Storm Emily. The storm was expected to bring about eight inches of rain and strong winds to the island, which was projected to get theworst of the storm. Meteorologists predict resi dents in Inagua should begin to experience heavy winds and rain by this afternoon, as the storm passes over Haiti and eastern Cuba. Inspector Dennis Brown said the economy of the island has completely shut down as residents prepare their homes and business. He said: Everyone is pre pared for the chance the storm hits us. We are just waiting to see if it comes and how bad it will be. At least 25 people have already moved into the first shelter since yesterday after noon. The second shelter hasnt been activated yet but it is on stand by and ready in case it is needed. The command centre is also set up but not activated. We are just closely monitoring the progress. We do not want to be caught off guard. Ike is still fresh in the minds of these people and they do not want to go through another disaster. Inspector Brown also said all b usinesses have been closed since 6pm Wednesday, and wont open until next Monday or Tuesday. He added: Everything is closed. It looks like a ghost town. Only the police station remains open. No one is going on the water and boaters that have left are expected to return before the storm hits. It may not be a category 4 storm, but we will be prepared. Last night, the Department of Meteorology issued tropical storm warning for central and southeast Bahamas, which included Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked and Acklins Island, Ragged Island, Cat Island, great Exuma and is Cays, Long island, Rum Cay and San Sal vador but at 6pm yesterday down graded the storm. In Freeport the Grand Bahama Power Company said on its website that it had acti vated its emergency response plan in preparation for the storm, which had also threatened Grand Bahama and the central Bahamas. Emily is expected to weaken during the next 24 hours as it interacts with the high terrain of Haiti and eastern Cuba. Some strengthening is possible when the system moves over the Bahamas on Friday afternoon. The Meteorological Office officials say residents should brace themselves for periods of heavy rain. For the latest weather update, log on to www.tribune242.com LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 9 Held at the Clarence Town community centre, it had been speculated that the alleged low turnout to the FNMs Long Island Constituency Association banquet signaled a decline in voter confidence. Yesterday, Mr Cartwright reaffirmed there were no con cerns about partys support base on the island, which he claimed was building momentum. The opposition hasnt seated a candidate here since 1997, said Mr Cartwright, and their new candidate is unknown to Long Islanders, so they are going to have to do a lot of work. It will take them quite a while to bring back support. Alex Storr is the PLP candi date for the area. A BOY looks at the camera as he walks past a partially flooded house o n the outskirts of L'Estere, Haiti. Thursday. Tropical Storm Emily broke apart Thursday and became a wet low pressure system after dumping rains over part of Haiti and the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. (AP STORMDUMPS RAINOVERHAITI TROPICAL STORM EMILY DOWNGRADED FROM page one MP SAYS LONG ISL AND SUPPOR T FOR FNM STRONG FROM page one
T HETRIBUNE SECTIONEFRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 INSIDE TRAK T T U U R R N N T T O O 3 3 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 4 4 E E . . . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . TEAM B AHAMAS 5TH OVERALL A FTER THE FIRST DAY ASAFA POWELL LOOKS TO SEIZE WORLD TITLE CHANCE MACEDONIA TAKES THE OVERALL TEAM TROPHY JEFF AUTO CYCLISTS GO ON A JOY RIDE WARINER TO MISS WORLDS WITH FOOT INJURY T T U U R R N N T T O O 7 7 E E . T T U U R R N N T T O O 5 5 E E . . . PUTTING ON THE MOVES: Phylicia Kelly makes a move in the low post against a St Vincent and the Grenadines defender. Quant led the Bahamas with a team high 13 points and nine rebounds en route to the 52-47 victory on the opening night of the CBC Championships for women at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGES 2 & 8 T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org MARK Knowles and Xavier Malisse picked right up where they left off last week at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, California. Fresh off their title win Sunday in their first appearance together, Knowles and Malisse were right back at it at the Legg Mason Tennis C lassic in Washington DC. I n their opening round m atch, the Bahamian-Belarus duo knocked off the team of Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan in a hard fought 7-6 (16 match that lasted one hour, 47 minutes and 32 seconds. The M and X factor, teaming up after Knowles regular partner Michal Mertinak continues to recover from a back injury, had a 5-4 advantage ins ervice aces, but both teams were evened at 4-4 in double faults. The difference in making it a closely contested match was the 4-of-7 (57 per cent Bopanna and Qureshi, com pared to Knowles and Malisses 3-of-7 (43% points won. The two teams were also even at 12 in return games played. Knowles and Malisse, unseeded, will play their second round match today against the team of Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania. Also of note from yester days action, former Bahamian Davis Cupper Ryan Sweet ing, now playing for the Unit ed States, was ousted in the second round of the mens singles. Gael Monfils, a native of France with the No.1 seed as a wild card entry, pulled off a 6-3, 7-6 (3 ing in their match that lasted one hour and 25 minutes. Sweeting, who won his first singles title in Houston, Texas in April, secured his first round match with a 6-2, 6-4 decision over American Alex Bogomolov Jr. M and X factor win opener U nseeded duo s et to play 2nd round match today St Vincent falls By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter email@example.com W ith strong play in the frontcourt, Team Bahamas was able to out last its opponents with a high-scoring fourth quarter and secure an opening night win in the CBC Womens Basketball Championship. The Bahamas opened with a 5247 win over St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Wednesday night. Roberta Quant and Linda Pierre combined for 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the team on both ends of the floor. Diasti Delancey finished with eight points while Anastacia Moultrie-Sands added six points and six rebounds. Sheldeen Joeseph led St Vincent with 18 points, Danieze Adams added 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Shavern Weekes added 10 rebounds and five assists. Neither team shot particularly well from the field. However, the Bahamas held a slight edge with its 33 per cent to best the St Vincent shooting percentage of 26. Neither team made a three-pointer and the Bahamas was able to overcome a poor showing at the free throw line where they finished at just 33 per cent. They took a 12-6 lead at the end of the first period due to the advantage in the paint when Quant postP o w erhouse Cuba in lopsided victory over Trinidad, 80-32 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 2 2 E E By RENALDO DORSETT Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org IN A game that clearly established the top teams expected to contend for the tournament title at the Centrobasket U-17 Championship for men, the Bahamas fell short to a regional powerhouse in a close call. The Bahamas lost to Mexico 94-90 yesterday in the opening game on the schedule at the event in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Jos Estrada led Mexico with a game high 44 points while he added seven rebounds and five steals. It was his second consecutive game of 40 points or more after his 40 point, rebound outburst against Panama Wednesday. The Bahamas again sported a balanced scoring effort with five players in double figures. Adney Bethel again led the team in scoring with 17 points, Mikhail Rolle added 16 points and six assists, Lourawls Nairn finished with 16 points seven assists and five rebounds, Tavario Miller posted a double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while Stephen Strachan added 12 points. Dwight Coleby had an impressive performance on the defensive end of the floor with 11 rebounds and a game high seven blocks in addition to six points. Mexico opened with a 21-12 lead at the end of the first quarter before the Bahamas was able to regroup and regain its composure. They were able to keep pace by outscoring the Mexicans in a high scoring second quarter, 28-27. However, Mexico took a 48-40 lead into the half. The third quarter placed the Bahamas back in contention when they were able to erase the eightpoint deficit with a 23-15 quarter. The teams took a 63 all tie into the fourth. Mexico opened with a 7-1 fourth quarter run to go ahead for good and never relinquished the lead in the win. The Bahamas closes out the preliminary round against Panama today. T eam Bahamas loses to Mexico, 94-90 Closes out preliminary round today against Panama
SPORTS PAGE 2E, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS 21st Caribbean Basketball Confederation Womens Championships Bahamas vs. St Vincent ed an early five points. The Bahamas again won the second quarter 13-12 to take a 25-18 lead at the half. St Vincent outscored the Bahamas by nine in the third and limited the home team to just three field goals and six points as they took their first lead of the game and a 33-31 lead into the fourth quarter. The home court advantage shone through for the Bahamas in the fourth quarter when they outscored the visitors by seven in the final period, 21-14. Just four members of the St Vincent team reached the scoreboard while nine Bahamians were able to score, giving the team a decisive advantage off the bench. In the opening game of the tournament, regional powerhouse Cuba won in a lopsided contest over Trinidad and Tobago, 80-32. F F R R O O M M p p a a g g e e 1 1 E E P h o t o s b y T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f GAMETIME: Team Bahamas (white and gold) defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines 52-47 on opening night of the CBC Championships for women at Kendal Isaacs Gym. Here are some highlights of the game. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 8E
By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter email@example.com THE Bahamas Golf Federation is hoping that the n ational team at the 55th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships can improve on their showing at this yearsc hampionships in Trinidad & Tobago. After the first day of comp etition on Wednesday at the Millennium Lakes Golf & C ountry Club, the Bahamas was sitting in fifth place over-a ll for the Arthur Ziadie Trophy. H owever, things didnt change that much at the end o f day. The Bahamas got off to a g reat start in the Higgs & Higgs Trophy for the mens super senior title on Wednesday after the team of Grand Bahamian Vernon Wells and Oswald Moore led seven oth-e r teams with a one-underp ar 70. On Thursday, the duo posted a six-over-par 77 to accumulate a two-day total of a five-over-par 147 to drop intoa two-way tie for first place w ith Puerto Rico, who shot a 72 after their opening 75. Jamaican and Trinidad & Tobago sit just one strokeb ehind at 148 in a two-way tie for third. T he Bahamas Francis & Steele-Perkins Cup had the next best showing on day one as George Swann and Paul Bowe shot a three-over-par 74 for a two-way tie for thirdw ith the Cayman Islands. With a four-over-par 74 yesterday, they dropped seven-over-par to join Puerto Rico in a two-way tie for fourth spot. Trinidad & Tobago are out front at 11-underpar, Barbados is even in second and the Cayman Islandsa re four-over-par for third. In the Ramon Baez Trophy for the mens Mid Amateur title, the team of Grand Bahamian Chris Harris and Peter McIntosh sat in fifth place after day one with a two-under-par 69. Yesterday, they closed out t he second day with a oneunder-par 70, but they remained in the same spot. The Dominican Republic continues to lead with rounds of 68-66, followed by the OECS with 68-69, Trinidad& Tobago with 72-66 and Puerto Rico 68-70. N ot making up any ground after day two as well was the Hoerman Cup team for regular players. T he team of Ivan Butler (87-79 (76-7881-82 Oren Butler (79-74R ichard Gibson (85-78 ished the first day in seventh with 321. They did 309 yesterday for a combined 630. P uerto Rico and Trinidad Tobago are still even in a twoway tie for first with 586, Barbados is sitting in third with 603, Dominican Republic is fourth with 611, Jamaica isf ifth with 615 and the OECS i s sixth with 628. Unfortunately, the Bahamas doesnt have any players entered in the George Teale Memorial Trophy forw omen. Puerto Rico (297 has a slim two-stroke lead over Trinidad & Tobago (299 Last year, the Bahamas ended up in a two-way tie forf ifth place in the running for the Arthur Ziadie Trophy w ith Barbados after they both collected 106 points. The 54th championships was contested at the RoyalW estmoreland Golf Club in Barbados. T he Bahamas got eighth in the George Teale ladies divis ion, eighth in the Hoerman Cup mens regular play, fifth i n the Ramon Baez mid amateur, second in the Francisa nd Steele-Perkins seniors and second in the Higgs & H iggs super seniors. SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 3E LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP Louisville men's basket ball coach Rick Pitino says his team is in good shape as it prepares to leave for the Bahamas. The Cardinals leave next M onday for Nassau, where they will play two games against Bahamian professional teams and will have ap air of intrasquad scrimmages. They're in very good shape at this point in the sea s on," Pitino said. "We haven't got a whole lot accomplishedy et but this will be the week we'll get after it a little hard er than we have in the past. The guys are doing a goodj ob. We don't expect a lot of different changes, but we wish that we had everybody back." Louisville was allotted 10 days of practice prior to leaving for the Bahamas. The Cardinals had three days of practice in mid-July, two this past weekend and began their final five practices on Wednesday. "I think every coach will tell you practice is much more beneficial than the games," Pitino said at a Wednesday press conference. "You can tell more from practice, especially when you're not sure about the competition, but the two red-white games will be very good for us." The Cardinals, who return three starters and 10 lettermen from a team that surprised with a 25-10 record last season, will be without several players on the trip. That includes senior forward Jared Swopshire and junior forward Rakeem Buckles, who are out with injuries. Freshmen Wayne Blackshear and Kevin Ware, who have been finishing summer school, also are out. Blackshear is also recovering from April shoulder surgery. Pitino said Swopshire, who missed all of last season witha groin injury that required surgery, recently went to Philadelphia to have minor surgery in an attempt to clean out some scar tissue. The Louisville coach seemed optimistic that all of those players will be in uniform when the Cardinals begin their season. He said he expects Swopshire to begin workouts in late August and Buckles, who is rehabilitating a knee injury, to be back at the start of fall practice. Pitino also said 6-foot-10 freshman Zach Price, who recently suffered a concussion during a "freak accident" in his dorm when he hit his head on a doorway, would make the trip. Fellow frosh Chane Behanan and Angel Nunez will make the trip. "This trip, it's going to help Chane Behanan, it's going to help Zach Price, it's going to help us tell if Angel Nunez can play this year," said Pitino, who indicated he is considering redshirting Nunez, a slender 6-7 forward from the Bronx, N.Y. Meanwhile Pitino said Behanan, a 6-7 forward who "will play a lot of minutes for us" next season, will likely start on the trip along with four returning players junior guard Peyton Siva, senior guards Chris Smith and Kyle Kuric and sophomore center Gorgui Dieng. "Chane reminds me of so many players I've seen in the past, going back way to (former Louisville star) Rodney McCray or Ryan Gomes, who played at Providence," Piti no said. "Chane is just a terrific potential that's not funda mentally sound. What he has to learn, he's got a natural gift for the game of basketball, he doesn't understand the fundamentals of the game. There are few high players that do. He doesn't understand stance, he doesn't understand defensive positioning, he doesn't understand how to be a great scorer, he floats on the perimeter too much that's why he wasn't a great scorer in high school. "But in terms of getting it, physically being ready right now and understanding the game, he's got it." Behanan's development, as well as that of his teammates, could be crucial to the Car dinals, whose schedule for next season includes non-conference games against Kentucky, Memphis, Butler and Vanderbilt before Big East games against defending national champion Connecti cut. They'll also face Georgetown, Notre Dame, Villano va, Cincinnati, Marquette, West Virginia and two games each against Syracuse and Pittsburgh. "That's why this trip is so good for us," Pitino said. "We're going to have to be ready very early on in the season. Obviously we're looking forward to the trip. It's some thing when you can mix busi ness with pleasure, it'll be exciting for the guys." Pitino: Bahamas trip combo of business, pleasure Team Bahamas fifth overall after first day 55th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships HEAD COACH Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals looks on from the bench against the Providence Friars during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2009 in New York City. (AP Photo TEAM BAHAMAS was sitting in fifth place overall for the Arthur Ziadie Trophy after the first day of competition Wednesday at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club.
T he Baptist Sports Council continued its sporting calendar for the year with the hosting of the 2011 Deacon Jeffery Burnside Cycling Classic held at the National Cycling Track, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. The event drew a number of competitors from the various churches as well as the Musgroves Cycling Club, headed by Barron Turbo Musgrove, who co-ordinated the classic for the BSC. Winning the overall team trophy was Macedonia Baptist, who edged out Golden Gates Native Baptist. A look at the divisional winners: L L a a d d i i e e s s 1 1 0 0 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Wayneandra Roach (Macedonia Melvinique Strachan (Macedonia and Stacy Roach (Macedonia L L a a d d i i e e s s 1 1 5 5 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Sntinence Simmons (Musgroves Remilda Thompson (Macedonia and Brentisha Stubbs (Macedonia L L a a d d i i e e s s 1 1 9 9 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Ariel Webb (Golden Gates tany Stubbs (Macedonia Johnann Webb (Golden Gates L L a a d d i i e e s s O O p p e e n n Jonique Webb (Golden Gates Candice Webb (Golden Gates Olympia Morris-Evans (St Pauls L L a a d d i i e e s s M M a a s s t t e e r r s s Louise Evans (St Pauls M M e e n n s s 5 5 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r BJ Musgrove (Musgroves M M e e n n s s 1 1 0 0 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Felix Neely (Musgroves Webb (Golden Gates Strachan (Macedonia M M e e n n s s 1 1 5 5 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Justin Minnis (Musgroves Petron Lightbourne (Musgroves Michael Seymour (Musgroves M M e e n n s s 1 1 9 9 a a n n d d u u n n d d e e r r Javon McKinney (Golden Gates Kendal Johnson (Golden Gates Mario Dorsett (Golden Gates M M e e n n s s M M a a s s t t e e r r s s Brent Stubbs (Macedonia Isadore Morris (St Pauls Note: The BSC is now preparing for the hosting of the 2011 Bishop Neil C Ellis Softball Classic that is tentatively set to start in September. That will be followed by the Rev Enoch Backford Track and Field Classic, scheduled for Saturday, October 23. CYCLING TRIBUNE SPORTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 5E Macedonia takes overall team trophy Baptist Sports Councils Deacon Jeffery Burnside Cycling Classic AWARDS: Deacon Jeffery Burnside (FAR RIGHT BRITTANY STUBBS (centre (FAR RIGHT DEACON Jeffery Burnside (centre0 and his wife Sarah accepts a plaque from Olympia Morris-Evans.
CYCLING TRIBUNE SPORTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011, PAGE 7E JOY RIDE: Jeff Auto Cycling Club members took part in a leisure ride around the western end of Nassau. On Monday, about 32 members participated in a 30-mile ride that got started at Sandyport, all the way to Lyford Cay. They went around Clifton Pier and back to Sandyport. Shown are club members following the ride. Jeff Auto cyclists take a joy ride P h o t o b y J e f f M a j o r