N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Volume: 107 No.221SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY, T-STORM HIGH 90F LOW 81F B y DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter email@example.com FREEPORT: A voyage on board the Discovery Cruise ship turned into terror for hundreds of passengers when sailing was halted on the ocean as a result of a bomb s care. US Coast Guard and bomb squad technicians boarded thev essel some 18 miles off Flori da and conducted an initial cursory search of the ship, according to reports reaching T he Tribune o n yesterday. After a search of the ship r evealed nothing, sailing was resumed into Port Everglades, where a contingent of lawe nforcement officers from Customs and Border Protection, FBI, and the Broward County Sheriff Office wereo n hand for the ships arrival. The vessel docked around 4am. A full scale two-hour s weep of the vessel was con ducted by Broward County Sheriff Office Bomb Squadp ersonnel and bomb detection dogs. The ship left Lucayan Harbour at Grand Bahama with Passengers ordered to w ait in ca bins during search TRY OUR McFLURRY SNICKERS The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Cruise ship bomb scare INSIDETODAY BODYANDMORE:50 PLUS INCLUDES:7 STEPS TO FEELING, LOOKING YOUNGER OLDER NOW WHAT ABOUT WISER? EXERCISE FOR THE AGES 7 S T E P S T O F E E L I N G L O O K I N G Y O U N G E RO L D E R N O W W H A T A B O U T W I S E R ? T O P I N O T O R N O T T O P I N O TT H E T R I B U N E A U G U S T 2 0 1 1 B O D Y A N D M O R E By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org WEAPONS and ammunition hidden in electronic goods and stuffed in groceries, were found loaded on to a pallet on the back of a pick-up truck by police at Potters Cay dock yesterday. Officers searched the load just after 1pm when Customs officials raised the suspicion that duty had not been paid. However, when they unloaded the goods from the New Providence licensed truck at the Potters Cay Dock police station yesterday afternoon, officers found more than they bargained for. A bystander said officers off-loading a large flat-screen television accidentally dropped it to reveal a haul of firearms hidden inside. Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said 16 weapons of various kinds were found among the load. Also found was a large amount of ammunition. We are very pleased with the joint effort between Bahamas Customs and the Police Force, said ACP FerABOVE: Police with a man who was taken in for questioning in connection with the incident. RIGHT: Crime scene tape close to Potters Cay Police Station after yesterdays weapons discovery. SEE page seven PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham turned down a r equest from fuel retailers f or an increase in their marg in on gas sales, but said the government would revisit t he issue when fuel prices go down and even consider deregulating the sectore ntirely. The Cabinet Office issued a statement last night saying Mr Ingraham met with Oswald Moore, chairman of the Margin Relief Committee of the Petroleum Retail e rs Association, to review the state of the local petro leum sector within the conPMTURNS DOWN FUEL RETAILERS REQUEST FOR MARGIN INCREASE SEE page seven By LAMECH JOHNSON TWO brothers were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with committing the countrys 79th homicide for the year. Milton Street residents Kevin Johnson, 21, and Deangelo Johnson, 20, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane, in connection with the shooting death of Harry Knowles on July 21. Knowles, 21, died on Key West Street after being shot in the chest. Due to the nature of the charge, the accused men were SEE page seven CHARGED: 20-year-old Deangelo Johnson (front year-old Kevin Johnson at court yesterday. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff SEE page seven BROTHERS CHARGED WITHSHOOTINGDEATH By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter email@example.com POLICE say they have solved 52 per cent of the 84 murders which occurred up until the end of July. They also boasted theyve taken more guns and ammunition off the streets this year compared to the same period in 2010, which they feel prevented a number of crimes. However, with 91 murders in the country up to press time last night, and the high fear of violence, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said it is ramping up its policing efforts to root out organ ised crime in inner city communities before it happens. Officers are to flood the streets to patrol criminal hot spots on New ProviKERZNER International Bahamas Managing Director George Markantonis said they are in active and constructive discussions with their lenders as reports continue to surface that the hotel giant is seek ing to delay repayment of its $2.78 billion loan that is due next month. Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported that Kerzner International Holdings, which is part-owned by Dubai World's Istithmar, might default on the mortgages if a deal cannot be reached. However, Mr Markantonis would not discuss the reports any further stating that it was company policy not to comment on rumours or speculation. Meanwhile the Bloomberg report sug gests that more than $1.4 billion of Kerzner's debt is reportedly in the form of mortgageBy NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org FAMILY members of 25-year-old Rashid Dean turned him into police last night in connection with the San Sal vador murder on Sunday. Mr Dean was wanted by police for the murder of Anekia Johnson, the mother of his 21-month-old baby girl. Her body was found unresponsive with multiple lacerations on Sunday. Johnson family members say they welcomed Mr Dean into their home, and they are very, very hurt to think he might be responsible for the death of Anekia. A close family member said he was well known to the family. On the REPOR TS:KERZNER SEEKING T O DEL A Y LOAN REPAYMENT FAMILY TURNS IN MAN W ANTED IN C ONNECTION WITH MURDER TO POLICE MORE THAN HALF OF 8 4 MURDERS SOL VED SEE page seven SEE page seven SEE page seven T i m C l a r k e / T r i b u n e s t a f f POLICE FIND WEAPONS, AMMUNITION HIDDEN IN ELECTR ONIC GOODS, GR OCERIES
LOCAL NEWS P AGE 2, SA TURDA Y AUGUST 20, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE T H E M i n i s t r y o f t h e E nvi ronm ent iss ued a sta te m e n t y e s t e r d a y p l e a d i n g w i t h p r o p e r t y o w n e r s t o h e l p e l i m i n a t e t h e c o n d i tions u nder whic h Dengue F e v e r c a r r y in g m o s q u it o s flourish. T h e m i n i s t r y i s a s k i n g ev er y o n e t o t a k e 10 to 15 minutes, at least every two da ys and a ft er e ve ry ra in t o w al k aro und t he i r y ard s a nd remove all standing water. T h e M i n i s t r y s a i d : "Dengue fever has touched all of us. If we have not had i t w e k no w of so m eo ne t ha t d id or d oes Th e h um an suf f e r i n g a s w e l l a s p e r s o n a l and economic losses to the f am i li e s and the c o untry ar e t o o g r e a t t o i g n o r e t h e issue." The statem ent expl ained t ha t den gu e i s caus ed by th e b i t e o f a f e m a l e a e d e s a e g y p t i m o s q u i t o w h i c h "love to live with us." T h e m i n i s t r y d e s c r i b e d t he a edes aeg ypti a s dome st i c c r e a t u r e s t h a t d o n o t t ra ve l fa r a nd bre ed i n cl ea n or relatively clean water. T h ey r e s t i n d a r k qu i et places like bathrooms, bed ro oms, ki tche ns, close ts a nd under furniture. "The only way we can rid o urs el v e s o f d en g ue i s t o g e t rid of the mosquitoes. The only way for us to do that is to break their life cycle. O n e f e m a l e m o s q u i t o l a y s up t o 1 0 0 e gg s a t a ti m e W e m u s t t a k e o u r h o m e s and yard back," it said. The ministry advised that mo s q u i to s l o v e s w im m in g pools. I f y o u k n o w o f a b a n d oned or cl osed hom es w it h s w i m m i ng p o ol s p l e a se c on t a c t t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f En vir on men tal Hea lth ," it said. The pests also love rain w a t e r t a n k s M a k e s u r e t h a t y o u h a v e f i n e m e s h i n t act s cre en wi r i ng o ve r t h e opening so that mosquitoes d o n o t h av e a c c e s s t o t h e water where they lay eggs," it said. Aerosol sprays should be u s e d i n t h e h o m e t o k i l l a du lt m osq ui tos an d sh oul d b e s p r a y e d i n r e s t r o o m s bedrooms, kitchens, closets and under furniture. L e a v e y o u r w i n d o w s open during the night (only i f yo u have intac t sc reen s) to allow the fog sprayed by Environmental Health Ser vices to enter your home. E n v i r o n m e n t a l H e a l t h s p r a y s w h i l e m o s t p e o p l e a r e a s l e e p b e t w e e n 3 a m a n d 7 3 0a m i n or de r t o c at c h t h e m o s q u i t o w h e n i t i s m o s t a cti ve But fo gg in g wi ns le ss t h a n h a l f t h e b a t t l e t h e ministry said. I f y o u g r o w p l a n t s t h a t h ol d wa te r i n th e ce ntre cup ( li k e b r o m el i a d s ) o r h av e any ot her w ater r eser vo i r s in your yards (fountains, or sm all po nds), the statem ent a dvi sed tha t Env iron me ntal H e al t h S erv i ce s wi l l pr ovi d e y o u w i t h l a r v a c i d e t o k i l l m o s q u i t o e s d u r i n g t h e developmental stage. "Let's get rid of dengue. We have to work to gether to a chi e ve t he com mo n g oal f o r t he gr ea te r g oo d t he ministry said. Other tips Co ver or tightly c lose all water containers E m p t y a l l o t h e r c o n t a i n e r s a n d t u r n t h e m upside-down Seal, wells, septic tanks and soak-aways properly D i s p o s e o f g a r b a g e properly Remove water in plant plates, then scrub the plate thoroughly to remove mos quito eggs Ch an ge w at e r e ve ry t wo days C l e a n a n d s c r u b t h e inner side of vases. THER E we re j ust nin e B aha mian p a r t ici p an t s am on g 1 50 a t t h is y e a r' s I n te r n a t i on a l T a l e n t S h o w c a s e c o mpe tit ion in B oc a R a ton Flo rida b ut tha t smal l grou p rea lly mad e it s pr esen ce f elt walki ng away wit h n ine divi s i on h onours. I n f a c t o n e y o u n g B a h a m i a n C ha s e Ca rter, w on th e c ove ted ti tle o f T o p O v e r a l l F e m a l e F a s h i o n Mod el. T h i s y e a r s B a h a m i a n I n t e r n a ti onal Tal ent Show ca se ( ITS) group w as o r g ani s e d b y Pia R olle of PTG Model ing A gency who is als o the r e g i o n a l d i r e c t o r f o r I T S i n t h e B a h a m a s Ms R ol le sa id: The Inte rna tion al Ta lent Show ca se is a n org anisa tion w hose primary objectiv e is to pr om ote a nd i ncre ase th e stan dards of t ra in in g a n d e du c at io n i n th e m od e ll ing and performi ng arts indu s try ITS w a s fo u n de d in 1 9 8 5, a n d i s a r es pe ct ed t al en t o r ga ni s at io n t ha t b r i n g s t o g e t h e r t o p p r o f e s s i o n al s from arou nd the world re prese nting the modelling and pe r forming a r ts indu s try e ve r y ye ar, giv ing aspiring si ng e rs m o de l s, da n c e rs a nd a c to rs a o n c e i n a l i f e t i m e o p p o r t u n i t y t o sh o w c a se t he i r t a l en t to a nd n e tw o r k w i t h t o p i n d u s t r y p r o f e s s i o n a l s i n clu d in g a gen t s ca s t in g an d f i l m direc tors a nd prod uce rs "A s a f or me r p a r ti ci p an t I can a t t e s t t o t h i s e n t i t y s c re d i b i l i t y a n d t o the fac t th at c om petin g i n a n e ve nt si mi la r to ITS y e a rs a go a ffo rd ed me the op portunity t o w ork an d t r a ve l the wo r l d as a profe ss i onal mod el." Sh e said PTG wou ld like to pu bli c l y ac kn o w le d g e a n d t ha n k M a ri o' s Fami ly B ow ling a nd E ntertai nme nt P al ac e; G ar d en We ll Sp a; S ha r on McC arthy (IT S ) ; Melissa Bra dshaw ( I T S) ; S ha nt a Ker r ( PT G ); I s l and 10 2.9 FM a nd the Mornin g Bo il; the sta f f a t Se c u rit ie s C o mm i ssi on of t he Bahamas ; the Scant lebur y Famil y; the Fra nci s Fa mil y; Ow en Be thel of Mode Ile s; Ha r ry 's H av en a nd all o f the fam ily and friend s who supporte d the grou p. PTG is al r e ady seek ing c orpo r a te spon s o r shi p i n p r e para tion for ITS 2 012 a s loc al au dition s wi ll be he ld on Oc tobe r 22 at M a rio's. The awards won by the Bahamas group were: ANSHENA JOHNSON Top 5 finalist, adult spokesperson S Y R A I B U T L E R T o p 5 finalist, children's runway division VANE SSA LEACH Top 5 finalist, teen swimsuit division J E S S IC A T H O M PS O N To p 5 finalist, teen swimsuit division ROBYN CAMPBELL Top 5 finalist, teen sitcom division C H A S E C A R T E R T o p 5 finalist, teen runway division V AN E SS A L E A CH T o p 5 finalist, teen runway division M A YA S T U R RU P T o p 5 finalist, adult runway division ANSHENA JOHNSON Top 5 finalist, adult monologue division C H A S E C A R T E R T o p 5 finalist, fashion photography J E S S I C A TH O M P S O N T o p 5 finalist, fashion photography M A Y A S T U R R U P T o p 5 finalist, adult swimsuit ROBYN CAMPBELL Top 5 finalist, singers Division Winners: J ES S I CA T H O M P S O N t e e n runway division V AN E S S A L EA C H cr ea t i v e runway DA VI D M A YCO CK f a s hi o n photography D A V I D M A Y C O C K a d u l t monologue division D A V ID MA Y C O C K a d u lt ru n way division CHAS E CA RTER t een commercial division CHASE AND TESS CARTER family runway CHASE CARTER teen swim suit division. G U I D E I S S U E D T O E L I M I N A T E C O N D I T I O N S T H A T H E L P D E N G U E C A R R Y I N G M O S Q U I T O S F L O U R I S H MINISTR Y PLEADS WITH PROPER TY OWNERS Bahamas shin es at Interna tional T a lent Showcase Chase Carter Sy!ria Butler Robyn Campbell A LL WINNERS : Ni ne Ba ha mia n pa rtic ip an ts were a mo ng the 1 50 at thi s ye ar' s Int ern ati on al Ta le nt Sho wca se c om pe tit ion in Bo ca Ra ton F lo rid a. Th e s m al l g roup wal k ed a way wi th n in e div is i on hon ou rs.
B y SANCHESKA BROWN ELEVEN high school gradu ates from public and private s chools across the Bahamas h ave been awarded $1.5 million in scholarships for their a cademic achievements. The students were chosen out of 250 who applied for thep restigious All Bahamas Meri t Scholarship and the Nationa l Merit Awards. Education Minister Desmond Bannister said the recipients are evidence that the future of the Bahamas isg oing to be bright. The achievements of these students prove many things, n amely that family support is a key component in the success of education. They also demonstrate that s tudents who take responsi bility for their own education succeed because they do notd epend solely on others. I am certain that the road to this point has not been s mooth but they knew what ever bumps they encounter along the way were small in comparison to the end result. J amia St Clair Moss won the 2011 All Bahamas Merit Scholarship and $140,000t owards her college education. She is a graduate of St Augustines College. While inh igh school, she was a member o f the Governor Generals Youth Award, her schools Build-a-Bridge competition t eam and the year book team. M s Moss is also the author o f the book, T heres a Monkey in the Refrigerator S he is now enrolled in the University of St Benedict, double majoring in biochemistrya nd Spanish. M s Moss said: I am blown a way with the support the country is showing me. I am honoured to be chosen and humbled to receive the scholarship, it is a great opportuni-t y and I will try my best to represent the Bahamas and do what I can do to better the c ountry. The 10 National Award recipients are: Rachel Knowles, a gradua te of NGM Major high school on Long Island. She will receive a four year, $25,000s cholarship. Rikeem Butler of St Augustines College is receiv i ng a $20,000 scholarship. Jordan Archer, a St Andrews graduate, has already received a full schol a rship and therefore declined the award so the funds could be used to assist other stu-d ents. Phillipa Carey, also from St Augustines College, willr eceive $10,000. Felicia Taylor of the Lyford Cay School is the recipient of a $20,000 award. DAnthra Adderley of St A ndrews will receive an a ward of $20,000. Kenton Meronard, also of S t Andrews, will receive $25,000. Issa Saunders of the L yford Cay School received a s pecial award of $35,000 for a chieving a SAT score of 2,230 out of 2,400 and completing six subjects in the International Baccalaureate Programme. Miguel Cartwright, a gradua te of Queens College, was awarded $25,000. Daniella Gaitor is another S t Andrews student. She will be given a book allowance of $2,000 as she is already ther ecipient of a $150,000 schola rship to Spellman College. The MOE also presented a special award to outstandings tudents who defied the odds to succeed. Alecia Burns was awarded a s cholarship to attend Elmira College in New York. She was a ward of the Ranfurly Home since the age of 10 and despite l osing her mother, worked hard to receive a scholarship to St Annes. R ickia Arnette is also a National Merit Scholar. Despite being blind, duringh er first year in college she e arned a 3.75 GPA. Mikell Butler, a graduate of C V Bethel High School, also r eceived an award for having t he best BGCSE results in a g overnment high school in New Providence. F inally, Kyvonne Lopez of S C Bootle High School, received an award for the bestr esults in a government school i n Grand Bahama/the Family I slands. The Ministry of Education partnered with the Lyford Cay Foundation and the Central Bank of the Bahamas ino rganising the programme. THE police are calling on members of the public to assist them in solving the countrys 91st homicide for the year. Pregnant mother Bareshallee Lewis of Flamingo Gardens was gunned down outside an unfinished com mercial building on Prince Lane, off Prince Charles Dri ve. She and her son were there to visit her husband, who is a security guard at the site. In a press conference yesterday at the Central Detec tive Unit, Supt Stephen Dean appealed to the public for information on the murder of Mrs Lewis. He said: Its a serious matter, its a matter that calls for community concern and every Bahamian should be concerned. Anyone who has information on the suspects in that recent homicide, we are asking you to please call us. Supt Dean also mentioned the possibility of a monetary reward if the person respon sible is turned in. Mrs Lewis, who celebrated her birthday last month, is the second pregnant woman to be shot dead this year. Family members claimed Mrs Lewis pleaded for her life and that of her son before she was shot. She died in her 10-yearold son's arms. According to Supt Clayton Fernander, the police do not have a motive for the killing but are asking persons with any relevant information to contact them on 328TIPS LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011, PAGE 3 POLICE SEEK HELP IN SOLVING PREGNANT WOMANS MURDER CRIME NEWS $1.5M IN SCHOLARSHIPS A WARDED TO 11 STUDENTS FROMLEFT: Issa Saunders of the Lyford Cay School; Jamia St Clair Moss, winner of the 2011 All Bahamas Merit Scholarship; a nd Rikeem Butler of St Augustines College. T im Clarke / Tribune staff EVIDENCETHAT THEFUTURE OF THE BAHAMAS IS GOING TO BE BRIGHT
E DITOR, The Tribune. AS REGARDS your editorial on crime and the gang culture in Britain and The Bahamas many of usr emember when the PLP a nd Sir Lynden had gang m embers on the platform w ith them at a now infamous convention. That convention was a low point for our politics and spoke volumes about the Opposition's toleration for certain mindsets and behaviour. J ust as British Prime Mini ster David Cameron pointed out that a gang culture d evelops over time, what we tolerated as a country yest erday is coming back to haunt us today. This all puts the recent a ddress by the Leader of the Opposition into context. M ost Bahamians wish they could take former Prime Minister Perry Christie seriously on the issue of crime. There are many reasons wec annot, including the certain knowledge of his failed leade rship on this front. I t is my opinion that we cannot trust Mr Christie b ecause of his fundamentally weak and indecisive leade rship in dealing with tough issues like crime. The manw ho can't discipline his own c abinet will never make the tough and decisive choiceso n crime. We cannot trust M r Christie because he presided over a cabinet of scandal in a PLP culture riddled with the same. Howc an one expect such a cul ture and the same group of the scandal-ridden people tod eal seriously with crime at every level? Today's culture of crimi nality and drug culture has i ts roots in the late 70s and t he 80s when the PLP gave free reign to all manner of corruption. Hubert Ingra ham turned his face against such corruption. Perry Christie, with great enthusiasm, swam back to that PLPc ulture. T hat culture helped set in motion all manner of official corruption helping pave the way for much of the criminal mentality we are experiencing today. So, is there a suggestion that this is the same Perry Christie we are now supposed to take seriously on confronting the issue of crime and criminal behaviour! Bahamians know that w hen it comes to issues of public integrity and no toleration of corruption that H ubert Ingraham can be t rusted. This is the kind of t ough and no-nonsense leade rship needed to confront c rime. W e cannot take Mr Christie seriously on crime as the promises he made to deal with crime and national security as Leader of the Opposition prior to 2002 and then after as Prime Mini ster beginning in 2002 neve r came about. Let's not forget that in 2006 the WikiLeaks claimed that his government was c rawling out of its skin in f ear that the US would issue a travel alert for their citiz ens visiting The Bahamas. Y et, he still was paralyzed f rom doing many of the reforms he promised beginning with the courts and including policing, issues t hat the FNM continues to put in place. In all probability the country would have been further ahead in the crime fight had Mr Christie andh is government acted earlier o n everything from dealing w ith the question of bail to C CTV to other measures he's now proposing but on which he failed to act. By the way, how come Mr Christie did not really make any serious national addresses as Prime Minister b ut is now in a rush to do s o as a general election approaches. He is, as usual, l ate-again. But, he did find time to go on television to h old Shane Gibson's hand when his scandal-ridden minister was forced to resign a fter Mr Christie tolerated his behaviour for a long t ime. What Mr. Christie should do is declare war on corruption and scandal in his ranks and then actually take somea ction. B LS N assau, August 17, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PAGE 4, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 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 NEW YORK (AP confusion and fear of Sept. 11 remain for Karen Cooney, she knows it would be worse if she still lived in New York City. The only way to move forward, she continues to believe, was to move away. "Every time you would leave the house, there were reminders," said Cooney, who relocated in 2004 to Upper Southampton, Pa., with her husband. "You'd relive that whole day." While New York has bounced back from Sept. 11 in many ways, with the population growing in the past 10 years even in the area where the World Trade Centre collapsed, living there became impossible for some people traumatised by the attack. There are no good numbers on how many people left the city because of the attacks,but an analysis of census data by the Empire Centre for New York State Policy found that 1.6 million New York state residents moved to other states between 2000 and 2010. Among them were residents who absorbed a huge emotional toll or the result ing economic hit that cost them their jobs. Cooney lived on Staten Island, home to many firefighters, police officers and others who died that day. Her husband lost a cousin who was in the fire department. Cooney and her daughter even attended funerals for people they didn't know so that the families would see people coming out to support them. But over time, it just became too much. "I think if I had not left, I'm not sure I would have handled it as well," she said. LaShawn Clark vividly remembers the days after attacks: Heightened security in her neighbourhood in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Living amid so much tension that the sound of a car backfiring would make people run. And, worst of all, the constant grief over the loss of Benjamin Clark, her husband and father of her five children, who died in the collapse of the World Trade Centre's south tower. In early 2003, Clark packed up her children and left for Allentown, Pa. She has never regretted it, or the new life she has built, which included getting remarried and giving birth to a sixth child. It's been better for her children, too. "I've seen them grow and I've seen them heal," she said. "And I've seen them heal much quicker than they would have in New York." Making such a change gives people who've lived through traumatic events a modicum of control, and that can be positive, said J. William Worden, a clinical psychologist who has written books on grief and grief counseling. "Anytime you can assert your sense of agency, that's a good thing," he said. "One of the ways you can make meaning is find something positive or redemptive in a situ ation." Charles Petersheim did just that. A construction manager, he saw his job disappear when commercial construction dried up after the attack. With his lease expiring, the Lan caster, Pa., native decided it was time to say goodbye to New York. "Post-9/11, New York was not the most fabulous place to be," he said. "It was very easy to get out of the city and forget about it for a little bit." He did that by going north to Eldred, N.Y., in Sullivan County, where he had bought a ramshackle property originally intended as a getaway house. He soon saw an opportunity and started a company fixing up homes, then started building old-fashioned houses with modern conveniences. In the past 10 years, he estimates, he has built 100 homes, selling many to families leaving New York City for a quieter life. He has built his own life in Sullivan County, as well, and now has a wife and small child. "For me, it was totally the right choice to make," said Petersheim, 41. Also relocating to Sullivan County was yoga instructor Cheri Brasseale, who lived near lower Manhattan. As a pregnant Brasseale watched the towers burn, she felt her water break right on time. Sept. 11 was her due date. She made it to her birthing centre, where she watched the news on and off as she waited for her child. She gained perspective on the pain of childbirth. "If people are dying and grieving, then I can birth a child," she said. Her son Kai was born at 1 a.m. Sept. 12. She left the city for a time a couple of days afterward, heading up to her and her husband's weekend home in Cochecton Centre. It's now their permanent home. Part of the draw of their current home is that it gives her a sense of community, some thing she said was lost in New York in the years after Sept. 11 because of the country's polarised political climate. Now, instead of the urban jungle, she spends her days on a 10-acre spread with chickens, sheep and goats, in a place where she knows the people who own the theatre and the bakery. "I'm happy with my choice," she said. For Clark, the mother of six, part of the tension stemmed from the constant presence of Sept. 11 even afterward the news accounts, the day-to-day living in a place where everybody had been affected in ways large and small. "You've made history and you haven't even tried to make history," said the 45year-old chef, who this month moved to Charlotte, N.C. "You never expect death will come in a way that it's continuously repeated." Some of the effect of the attacks followed Cooney and her family after they left Staten Island. She made sure she familiarised herself with her new home by figuring out ways to get back in case of an emergency, something she wasn't able to do in the panic of Sept. 11, when she couldn't contact her family. But the years since they moved have been good for them. "It was a good decision," she said. "It was the healing process, and that's how we coped." (This article is by Deepti Hajela of the Associated Press) Perry Christie and the PLPs record on crime LETTERS email@example.com For some, post-9/11 life meant leaving NYC 0$5.(7,1* '(17 1(('(' 0RQD/RXLVRI:LOWRQ 6WUHHW1DVVDX%DKDPDV 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. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story. EDITOR, The Tribune. I AM writing in response to the ongoing public debate and the deafening silence regarding oil exploration in the Bahamas. While I understand that The Bahamas may be set to receive unprecedented proceedsf rom the discovery of oil in the Bahamas, I cannot help t hinking of what we stand to lose. I have seen the Cay Sal Bank up close on several occa sions and know personally the beauty that exists there, which is not evident anywhere else I have been. Even the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park comes in a close second. The damage to the environment that has already begun with the 3D seismic survey was not preceded by an eco-l ogical impact assessment, a fisheries impact assessment o r a socioeconomic impact survey for public viewing, at any rate. I would like the government, especially local govern ment officials in the island of Andros closest to the pro posed drilling area to speak up on the protections to be afforded their constituents. I would also like for MPs in communities strongly tied to fishing and marine ecotourism to focus on this issue and take note. I encourage the minister of the Environment, our current and succes sive governments to make ready the laws that would prevent corruption as it regards the influx of money from this new use of our natural resources; establish safeguards against tourism and fisheries revenue loss with support for Bahamians affected by the exploration and drilling activities; and to properly monitor our resources to be able to quickly and accurately detect the changes that will inevitably come as a result of this new enterprise. Last, but not least, I would like to see the fishermen, divers, marine tour operators and Bahamians in general to speakup for the protection of our one environment. The handful of owners and the hundreds of oil rig workers (most of which cannot be Bahamians because of the lack of local capacity) do not hold a candle to the hundreds of thousands of Bahamians whose lives and livelihoods are currently tied to fisheries or tourism. I thank you for publishing this letter and I look forward to the response from the powers that be. ANCILLENO O DAVIS Nassau, August 4, 2011. Oil in the Bahamas EDITOR, The Tribune. PLEASEpermit me to share a tale with you that you may find interesting. While having breakfast at McDonalds the other morn ing a topic was raised on Bahamian drinks, their origins and inventors. We discovered that the Bahama Mamma was creat ed by one of our own regulars; his name is Oswald Greenslade, the multiaward/competition winner, bartender mixologist of 43 years presently employed at the Poop Deck at Sandy Port!I alluded to my favourite Bahamian drink which was the Bikini below the knees, and to my pleasant surprise, OG as he is affectionately called was the inventor of that drink also! I thence asked him what caused him to name that drink in such a provocative term! This is what he told me: In preparation for a bar tender contest, with the ingredients of a drink already in his head, working at a pool bar, watching two ladies in bikinis it occurred to him that this would be the perfect name for this signature drink. So said....so done! And so this cocktail drink served in a martini glass; com posed of southern comfort, lemon juice, vodka and a dash of Ron Ricardo with cranber ry juice; shaken (not stirred well and strained into a martini glass, garnished with cher ry and pineapple on top! This is the bikini below the knees made world famous by Oswald Greenslade mixolo gist extraordinaire! I thought you would want to know this trivia information. JON FOWLE Nassau, August 9, 2011. Story behind a cocktail
By LAMECH JOHNSON THE College of the Bahamas is expecting 800 returning students to register for classes late, as the 2011 fall semester is set to start on Monday. This news comes after more than 1,000 high school graduates from New Providence and Grand Bahama registered for courses dur ing new student registration on Thursday and Friday. Dr Danny Davis, college registrar, expressed disappointment that so many students decided to wait until the new semester begins, as they could have registered four months earlier. The college has a student population of about 5,000 students. Out of the 5,000 students, 3,200 of those students are already registered. Remember now that registration for September started back in March, so stu dents had from March to the end of July to register for their courses. Those 3,200 students that are registered already who paid and are just waiting for their classes to begin those students registered online. They didn't stand on a queue anywhere. New students did not have this luxury however, and many complained about the lengthy process and long delays at the beginning of registration on Thursday. I know we were down for five minutes this morn ing (Thursday of having problems with the system, no because right now Im in Grand Bahama and we use the same system thats in Nassau and things have been going smoothly and nicely all day in fact, Dr Davis said. Late registration for the roughly 15 per cent of the student body yet to enrol begins on August 23 and ends on August 24. LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011, PAGE 5 -HZHO OHU\WRUHDQDJHUV 'LVFRYHUDUHZDUGLQJDQGFKDOOHQJLQJ FDUHHUFDWHULQJWRWKHFRXQWU\VYLVLWRUVLQ WKHH[FLWLQJUHWDLOMHZHOOHU\EXVLQHVV 2 <28+$9(:+$7,7$.(6" $5( &RQGHQW $ /HDGHU" 6HOIRWLYDWHG 3URIHVVLRQDO" 0DWXUH\HDUVRUROGHUf 'HGLFDWHG" ,IWKHDQVZHULV
LOCAL NEWS P AGE 6, SA TURDA Y AUGUST 20, 201 1 THE TRIBUNE MINISTER of Public Works and Transport Neko Grant inspected the new Salt Pond Dock during his visit to Long Island. The old dock was in an extreme state of disrepair as a result of damage from hurricanes and extensive use over the years. In March of 2010, the government signed a contract worth $772,209 with Rowdy Boys Construction to complete the new dock. The work also included dredging to create a navigation lane. LONG Island is celebrating the signing of a contract that will see a t wo c la s s r o o m b l o c k a n d p r es c h o o l bui l t a t Ma ng r ov e B u sh Pr i ma r y School. Government officials signed the $357 ,500 con tr a ct W e d nesd ay w it h L e o K n o w l e s o f G a n d L C o n struction. Ten persons are working on the c l a s s r o o m p r o j e c t n o w i n t o i t s f ourth w ee k, w i t h w ork e xpe cted to be completed within 24 weeks. M i n i s t e r o f P u b l i c W o r k s a n d T r a n s p o r t N e k o G r a n t ; L o n g I s l an d M P La rr y Car t wr igh t; an d M in is t er of Education Desmond Bannister p art i c i p ated in th e signin g ceremo ny. J o r da n Ri tc h i e a d m i n i s t ra to r ; S h e d ra ch J o h n s o n s en i o r ma n ager ; Ian Bullard, project architect; Ian K n o w l e s c h i e f c o u n c i l l o r ; a n d m e mb ers of t he S ou th Lon g Is l an d T o w n C o m m i t t e e w e r e a m o n g those on hand for the signing. Minister Grant noted that funds were a llo cat ed f o r t h e co ns tr uct io n o f ad di t io n al c las sr o o ms a t s elec t ed p u b l i c s c h o o ls in t h e 2 0 11 2 01 2 b u d get. T h r o u g h a p r e q u a l i f i c a t i o n p u bli c t en der p ro ces s, an invit at io n was e xt end ed t o f i ve c on tr a c to rs in Long Island to submit bids for this pr o j e c t t o w hi c h f i v e r e s p on d e d with bids," Mr Grant said. "O n Apr il 19, 2011 t h e b ids wer e op ene d a t a me e t i ng of the Te nd e r s B o a r d A t t h a t t i m e i t w a s d e t e r m i n e d t h a t G a n d L C o n struction ha d su bmi tt e d th e most c o mpe t i t i ve bid i n t he amount of $357,000." G a nd L ha s s ati sfac toril y e x ecu ted p u blic in f ras tr u ct ur e p ro ject s in the past, he added. M P M r C a r t w r i g h t s a i d : T he c o n s t r u c t i o n o f t h i s p r e s c h o o l b l o c k a n d a d di ti o n a l c l a s s r oo m s res po n d s t o t h e exp ans io n n eeds o f t h is s c h o o l in r ec en t yea r s an d c o m plements the additional two-class r oom bl oc k bu il t re c en tl y by the Parent-Teacher Association." He noted that since the present gover nm ent c ame t o o ff ice in 200 7, L o ng Isla n d h a s se en the u pg r a des at several schools. I n a d d i t io n o f t h e p r o je ct at M a n gro ve Bu sh P rim ary, t her e is n ow a p re s ch o o l b l o ck a t S i mm s P r im ar y, a nd a ne w sta te-of-the-a rt te le v is i o n bl o c k a t NG M M a j o r H i g h School. "A ll wo ul d b e a war e o f t h e in f r as t r u c t u r a l r e f o r m a t i o n o f t h e Bahamas being brought about by yo u r go ver nm en t al l o ver t h e co u n t r y : t h e n e w r o ad s an d u n d e r gr o u n d u t i l i ti e s i n N e w P r o v i d e n c e t he d o ck s air p o r t s an d b r i d ges in ma n y o f t h e F a m i l y I s l a n d s i n c l u d i n g L o ng I s l a n d a nd R a g g e d I s l a n d, Administ ra t iv e comp l exe s in Abaco and Grand Bahama, to name a few," said Mr Cartwright. M r Ba nniste r sa id the M i nistry o f E d u c a t i o n i s g r a t e fu l f o r t h e chance to serve the community of Long Island, as the island symbol ises everything good about educa t ion inclu d ing h igh st an dar ds and best practices. He sa id th e c lassro om b l o ck and p r e s c h o o l w o u l d p r o v i d e m o r e oppor tuni ti e s for the s tude nt s to get the type of education the Min istry of Education wants for them. Seven teachers are employed at t h e s c h o o l wh ic h h a s a s t u d e n t p o p u l at io n o f 10 5. T h e p r in ci p al i s Car la Rogers. N e w p r e s c h o o l a n d c l a s s r o o m b l o c k f o r M a n g r o v e B u s h P r i m a r y GOVT SIGNS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR LONG ISLAND O B SE R VA T IO N: L a rr y C a rt wr i gh t M i ni s t e r o f A g ri c u l t u re a n d M a r i ne Re s o u rc e s a n d M P fo r L on g I s l a n d ; N e k o G ra n t M i n i s t e r o f P u b l i c W o r k s a n d T r a n s p o r t ; a n d C o l i n H i g g s P e r m a n e n t S e c r e t a r y v i e w t h e d o c k DOCK INSPECTION: Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant along with Education Minister Desmond Bannister and other government officials inspect the new dock in Salt Pond. MINISTER INSPECTS NEW DOCK IN SAL T POND DONE DEA L: Pic ture d duri ng the sig nin g ce rem ony from l eft, Co lin Hi ggs Perm an en t Se c reta ry; Ne ko Gra nt, Mi nis te r o f Pu blic Works and Transport; Desmond Bannister, Minister of Education and Leo Knowles of G and L Construction.
LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011, PAGE 7 5 2wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y P revious CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1.190.95AML Foods Limited1.171.170.000.1550.0807.56.84% 10.639.05Bahamas Property Fund10.6310.630.00-0.6400.080-16.6 0.75% 7 .504.40Bank of Bahamas6.936.930.000.2300.10030.11.44% 0 .530.17Benchmark0.180.180.00-0.0480.000N/M0.00% 2.842.70Bahamas Waste2.702.700.000.0300.09090.03.33% 1.961.77Fidelity Bank1.771.770.000.0970.04018.22.26% 11.108.29Cable Bahamas8.298.480.191,0000.2450.31034.63.66% 2.802.35Colina Holdings2.552.550.000.4380.0405.81.57% 8.508.33Commonwealth Brewery8.508.500.003000.7400.00011.50.00% 7.006.21Commonwealth Bank (S1 6.886.880.000.4960.26013.93.78% 2.001.73Consolidated Water BDRs1.621.57-0.050.1110.04514.12.87% 1.901.31Doctor's Hospital1.371.370.000.0740.11018.58.03% 5.504.75Famguard5.435.430.000.4980.24010.94.42% 8.805.35Finco5.395.390.000.7570.0007.10.00% 9.747.75FirstCaribbean Bank8.298.290.000.4940.35016.84.22% 6.005.00Focol (S 5.755.750.000.4350.22013.23.83% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 7.305.50ICD Utilities7.307.300.00-0.1220.240-59.8 3.29% 10.809.80J. 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Johnson9.829.820.000.8800.64011.26.52% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.001.2070.2008.32.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 99.4699.46Bahamas Note 6.95 (2029BAH2999.460.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 100.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.001 00.00100.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.00BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:7 % Interest 19 October 2022 Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 6 .95%FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2011BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,398.09| CHG 1.76 | %CHG 0.13 | YTD -101.42 | YTD % -6.76B ISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing basis)Maturity 1 9 October 2017 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-677-BISX (2479) | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320F INDEX: YEAR END 2008 -12.31%30 May 2013 2 0 November 2029 7% RoyalFidelityMerchantBank&TrustLtd(Over-The-CounterSecurities) 29 May 2015 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $Last PriceDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 10.065.01Bahamas SupermarketsN/AN/A14.00-2.9450.000N/M0.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.350.400.550.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.650.750.400.0290.00024.130.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 Months %NAV 3MTH 1.57791.4674CFAL Bond Fund1.5779263.39%5.87%1.548717 3.01602.9020CFAL MSI Preferred Fund3.02482.63%3.94%2.981382 1.61281.5289CFAL Money Market Fund1.61512.61%4.53%1.591803 2.86862.5730Royal Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund2.5730-5.41%-9.79% 13.734713.2291Royal Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.73472.82%1.94% 114.128999.4177CFAL Global Bond Fund114.09222.35%13.88%114.128861 118.4255101.6693CFAL Global Equity Fund118.42552.30%8.26%116.580785 1.17491.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.17492.48%5.16% 1.13431.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.13431.41%5.17% 1.17641.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.17642.38%5.39% 9.9952 9.5078Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 19.94330.98%4.58% 11.498510.0324Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 210.96520.78%5.70% 10.68139.1708Royal Fidelity Bah Int'l Investment Fund Principal Protected TIGRS, Series 310.60135.75%13.20% 8.85647.5827Royal Fidelity Int'l Fund Equities Sub Fund8.65073.01%18.38% BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007NAV Date 31-May-11 30-Jun-11BISX Listed Mutual Funds30-Jun-11 30-Jun-11 NAV 6MTH 1.535365 2.952663 1.580804 111.469744 115.762221TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-11 30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 30-Jun-11MARKET TERMS30-Jun-11 31-Jul-11 RoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Ltd (Over-The-Counter Securities) CFAL Securities Ltd. (Over-The-Counter Securities)31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 31-Jul-11 -DFTXHV)UHGHULFRI)DLWK $1DVVDX%DKDPDV a round 900 passengers on board sometime around 5pm. Mike Jachles, of the Broward Sher i ffs Office and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, told The Tribune the Miami Dade Police Department received a 911 call around 9pm of a bomb on b oard Discovery. The information was forwarded to the Broward Sheriffs Office that a m an fitting a certain description had a gun and a bomb on board the ship. We immediately notified our h omeland security office, the federal authorities, Coast Guard and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jachles said. H e reported that US Coast Guard personnel boarded the ship at sea around midnight and did an initial c heck for the suspect and explosives using TSA (Transportation Security Administration) bomb dogs managedb y the BSO. Nothing panned out and nobody matched the description given by the caller. No explosive were initially noted, he said. Passengers were restricted to their cabins and in certain areas of the ship while the search was conducted. Celia Mackey, a passenger on the ship, said there was no initial emerg ency announcement by ship officials as to what was going on. I was looking out the window and n oticed that the ship was not moving; we were just stationary on the water for a while and everyone was trying to figure out what was happening, s he recalled. She said no one was allowed access to go to the ships information desk t o make inquiries. Ms Mackey who was travelling with her young daughter becamev ery concerned and asked a crew m ember why the ship had stopped. I was told there was a bomb scare on the ship and that they cant moveu ntil the entire ship has been searched by the authorities, she said. M s Mackey said US Coast Guard a nd officers wearing Bomb Squad T-shirts boarded the ship and also searched all passengers cabins. Everyone was very sacred and some persons were even upset because of the long delay and late arrival into Fort Lauderdale, she said. The five-hour cruise from Grand Bahama usually arrives into Port E verglades around 10.30pm/11pm. Mr Jachles said that following a two-hour sweep of the ship by CoastG uard, FBI, Customs and Border Protection and BSO, nothing was found and all passengers cleared the ship around 6am Friday. We take all bomb threats seriously and so we have to determine their credibility and err on the side of s afety for the public and do a com plete response as needed, he stated. M r Jachles said there is a joint ongoing investigation between the FBI, Coast Guard, BSO and Cus t oms and Border Protection into the incident. Discovery Cruises will cease ferry operations on September 6. The c ruise line has been providing ferry services for many years between Grand Bahama and Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line has said that it has been losing money for many years and can no longer continue opera t ions. text of the existing local and international economy. It said: The prime minister advised the representative of t he Petroleum Retailers Association that the price of gas is already high in the Bahamas and that the government is not willing to impose a further burden upon the public. The prime minister noted that the price of petroleum p roducts is falling internationally in response to a number of factors, including reduced demand in North America, which has resulted in lower gas prices in various regions of North America. He gave assurances that the government would revisit the request of the retailers for an increase in pricing marginso nce the present high cost of gasoline and diesel has decreased. The prime minister also announced that government will appoint a commission to review the various complaints of dealers in relation to the high cost of operating their businesses under policies imposed by the major petroleum wholesalers. A revision of policies governing the local petroleum sector may consider and make recommendations for the deregulation of the sector, it added. W hen contacted by T he Tribune, M r Moore declined to c omment, saying he would release a full statement after meeting with his committee. g uson. You can see from the statistics of armed robbery and homicides, the use of firearms is so prevalent this really is a significant seizure. Imagine what could be done with 16 weapons? Imagine w hat could be done with one? A CP Ferguson said the items had been imported from one of t he Family Islands, but he did not reveal which island, or from what boat they had been offloaded before 1pm yesterday. This is a very sensitive investigation at the moment, I am sure its not going to end here, he said. The Assistant Commissioner also declined to comment on w hether the shipment may be part of a wider network of w eapons trafficking. A 35-year-old Bahamian man and 53-year-old woman are helping police with their inquiries. Anyone with any information which might assist the investigation should call police on 911 919 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477 d ence, while homicide invest igators have been directed by Commissioner of Police Elison Greenslade to con-c entrate all efforts on murder investigations. "We are now going on an a ggressive approach to deal w ith those individuals out t here who continue to commit crimes in communities," said Assistant Superintendent Clayton Fernander, of the Central Detective Unit. The police are going to move in those communities, we are pretty much going to live in the communities. "Individuals who are hanging through the track roads p lanning robberies, they are g oing to be targeted and we are going to move in and bring them into custody. We are going to step up another notch, everybody is out of office, we want tor emove the fear of crime in members of the public. The p olice are going to do their part to ensure the safety of members of the public, ourv isitors and children alike," added Mr Fernander, who spoke at a press briefing at CDU. Police also said they have reactivated the CDU's Incident Room which manageso pen homicide cases and other major crimes while liaising with the public and the Attorney General's Office. According to Mr Fernander, of the 12 murders in Jan u ary, eight were solved; of the seven which occurred in February 7, four were solved;o f the 15 in March, 10 were solved; of the nine murders inA pril, four were solved; of t he nine murders in May four w ere solved; police said they solved five of the 12 murders which happened in June and 12 of the 20 murders which h appened in July. Superintendent Stephen Dean, head of the NationalC rime Prevention Office, said that at last count police confiscated 280 guns for the year. Last year this time police had recovered 219 guns. The RBPF also confiscated 4 ,563 pieces of ammunition this year compared to 4,374 found last year. "You can imagine the untold cases we have prevented," said Mr Dean, who added that police have reliedo n good intelligence to find these weapons. Police are also focusing on cold cases" murder which have gone unsolved. Howev-e r neither Mr Fernander or M r Dean could provide stat istics on the number of cold homicide cases the force is grappling with. backed securities sold on to investors. It suggests the company may ask those investors totake a $100 million upfront payment on the principal in exchange for a two-year extension to repay the debt. Dubai's relationship with Kerzner and its founder, Sol Kerzner, dates back almost a decade. It drew closer in 2006 when Istithmar World, the investment arm of the government-owned conglomerate Dubai World, bought 12.3 per cent of the company in a privatisation and takeover led byMr Kerzner. In addition to building the $1.5 billion Atlantis, the Palm, which opened in 2008, Kerzn-er was behind Dubai's One and Only Royal Mirage resort. Dubai World was being advised on the debt-extension talks by Moelis and Company, Bloomberg reported. Kerzner has hired Blackstone Group and Kirkland & Ellis to advise on the deal, and the company's South African founder has retained Center view Partners. island he worked as a barber. Anekia is a native of North Andros, but was living and working in San Salvador with her three sisters. Her mother had recently gone to San Salvador to visit her children. Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade thanked family members and the entire community of San Salvador for turning the suspect in to police. Commissioner Greenslade credited the work of Inspector Eugene Strachan and police officers in San Salvador for the textbook work that led to the peace ful capture of Dean. not allowed to enter a plea as the prosecution will pre sent a Voluntary Bill of Indictment on September 28, having the case forwarded directly to the Supreme Court. The two were remanded to prison until the completion of their trial. Before the conclusion of the arraignment, Stanley Rolle of Bethel Moss and Co and the attorney representing the defendants asked Chief Magistrate Gomez to have both defendants exam ined by a doctor. This request came after his clients told him that they became victims of police brutality. They alleged that they were beaten with an alu minum bat about their bodies, and fishbagged to the point where they nearly passed out. Rolle described the tactic for Chief Magis trate Gomez in detail, say ing that a literal fish bag was placed over the heads of the accused and tied down to placed them in a near unconscious state. He also said they were not allowed to contact any one to let them know that they were in police custodyand had also been denied food since Wednesday when they were picked up by p olice. Chief Magistrate Gomez noted the complaints and ordered that the men be examined by a physician. He also made provisions for the accused to be put in the company of inmates of their own age group after they told their attorney of their fears of being targeted in prison. R EPORTS:KERZNER SEEKING TO DELAY LOAN REPAYMENT FROM page one FROM page one BROTHERS CHARGED WITH SHOOTINGDEATH CRUISE SHIP BOMB SCARE FROM page one FROM page one FAMILY TURNS IN MAN WANTED IN C ONNECTION WITH MURDER T O POLICE FROM page one PMTURNS DOWN FUEL RETAILERS REQUEST FROM page one MORE THAN HALF OF 84 MURDERS SOLVED POLICE FIND WEAPONS AMMUNITION HIDDEN IN ELECTRONIC GOODS F ROM page one T HEBACK o f the pick-up truck is examined at Potters Cay yesterday.
THETRIBUNE SECTIONASATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter b firstname.lastname@example.org ONE day after watching a stellar performance from the womensU nder-17 national team, Bahamas Football Association president Anton Sealy found himself making at ough decision for the mens national team. Sealy informed the international body of the Bahamas decision to withdraw from the World Cup qualifying round of the first group phase o f CONCACAC qualification. T he Bahamas was scheduled to be one of four teams participating in the qualifying round after beatingt he Turks and Caicos Islands 10-0 on aggregate, which included a 6-0 whitewashing at the Roscow Davies F ootball Center at the Baillou Hills S porting Complex on July 9. Lesley St. Fleur scored four goals for the Bahamas, coached by Kevin D avies. H ard Decision Sealy, in an announcement posted on Friday on the CONCACAC website, noted that the decision tow ithdraw was based on the unavail ability of the newly built Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. T he stadium, which has a seating capacity of 23,000, was completed and turned over by the Chinese gov-e rnment to the Bahamas governm ent at the end of June. However, the stadium is not in use yet as the government is cur-r ently completing the physical works, i ncluding roads, sewerage, landscaping and parking lots around the facility. S ealy was not available for comment on Friday. But in his statement on the CONCACAF website, he noted that play-i ng home matches abroad only denied Bahamian fans from attendi ng the matches, but it is also cost p rohibitive. T he Bahamas was scheduled to p lay in Group 3 with Dominica, Nicaragua and Panama in Panama o n September 6. With the Bahamas withdrawal, t he three teams will play with the winner advancing to the semifinal stage of the CONCACAF qualifying round against five other group winners. G roup A will comprise of the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Suriname. Making u p Group B are Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. In Group D are Canada, Puerto Rico, St, Kitts and Nevis and St.L ucia. Group E features Belize, G renada, Guatemala and St. Vin cent & the Grenadines. A nd in Group F are Antigua and B arbuda, Curacao Haiti and the US Virgin Islands. The CONCACAC qualifying r ounds will lead up to the World C up that will be held in Brazil in 2014. By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter b email@example.com NOBODY seemed to be more proud of the Bahamas womens national team Thursday night at the Roscow DaviesF ootball Center at the Baillou H ills Sporting Complex than Bahamas Football Association president Anton Sealy. Sealy had just watched as the womens national team advanced to the second round of the Caribbean Football Union Under-17 Womens Championships with a 2-0 victory over Bermuda. The girls have done very well. Im very proud, very pleased with them, said Sealy as the celebrations got underway. Theyve worked hard and it was well deserved. The score was kept down a bit, but it didnt reflect the quality of play. Obviously, the weather hampered their performance a bit, but this is a very disciplined side who deserved the victory they got. Playing on the rained drained artificial turf, Clarye Saunders booted in the pair of goals, the game winner in the 51st minute and the insurance in the 75th minute. Advancement The Bahamas ended up on top of the three team field in the first round qualifying tournament for advancement to the CINCACAF Championships with a 2-0 record, a total of six points accumulated and a goal difference of plus 12. Bermuda ended up second at 1-1 with three points and a goal difference of plus three. Antigua and Barbuda, who lost 10-0 to the Bahamas and 5-0 to Bermuda, were winless at 0-2 with a goal difference of minus 15. By virtue of their victory over Bermuda, the Bahamas have earned a berth in the second round of the qualifying tourna ment in Trinidad & Tobago either later this year or early next year. While the Bahamas hosted the first of four groups of quali f ying rounds, Group C, featuring Guyana, Curacao and Anguilla is being played thisw eekend in Georgetown. F rom August 24-28, Group D will be played in San Cristobal where the Dominican Republic w ill host Aruba and Jamaica. The fourth and final group has not yet been scheduled.T rinidad & Tobago, Dominica and St. Kitts & Nevis will make up Group B whenever they play. The winners of the three other groups will join the Bahamas in the second round in Trinidad & Tobago where the top three teams will advance to the CON CACAC finals that will feature eight teams. Also included in the finals are the North American sides comprising of the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as two teams from Central Amer ica. From the finals, three teams will represent CONCACAC at the Under-17 Womens World Cup in Azerbaijan, scheduled for September 12-October 13, 2012. The competition will be stepped up a bit, but I know our girls will be ready for the challenge, Sealy projected. I think they will match up to the competition in Trinidad. As to whether or not there will be any changes to the current line-up, Sealy said hes leav ing that decision up to the coaching staff, headed by Daria Adderley. Adderley said while the team wanted to win, despite the wet field, they are looking forward to playing in Trinidad & Tobago. This is our first time advanc ing, but I think this victory and this advancement is going to bea challenging one, she insisted. But I think the Bahamas is ready to step up to the chal lenge. However, Adderley declined to state whether or not they will make any changes to the cur rent national team, especially considering the fact that all of the players are still eligible to compete. P LAYERS f rom the Bahamas and the Turks and Cacios Islands tangle for a l oose ball during their CONCACAFs World Cup qualifying match on July 9. The Bahamas won the match 6-0. Tim Clarke / Tribune staff THE BAHAMAS took on Bermuda in the final match of the Caribbean Football Unions CONCACAF qualifying tournament on Thursday night. The Bahamas won the match 2-0 to remain undefeated as they qualified for the second round. Tim Clarke /Tribune staff
SPORTS PAGE 10, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 TRIBUNE SPORTS By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org D O you think Ray Minus Jr. is serious about coming out of retirement to fight Meacher Pain Major? Following Majors third round defeat of Cuba-Ameri-c an Alex Perez on Saturday n ight at the Nassau Stadium, M ajor and Minus Jr. both indicated that they are set to fight on Saturday, October 27. I wasnt so sure about whether or not it was true thatI had to check with the B ahamas Boxing Commission to see if they were serious about sanctioning the fight. Chairman Pat the Centreville Assassin Strachan conf irmed my suspicions. They w ere not sanctioning the fight unless there was certain r equirements met, including M inus Jr. passing a physical fitness test. D ont get me wrong. Minus Jr. has been a formidable competitor, who has fought three times for a world title and has held two British Commonwealth titles as well as the Bahamas bantamweighta nd super bantamweight titles. B ut the problem is: Hes not fought since March 31, 2001 when he lost an eight round TKO bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title to Leavander Johnson in Ballys Park PalaceH otel Casino in Atlantic City. Prior to that, he had his last showing at home when he stopped Quincy Thrill-AMinute Pratt in the seventh round to retain his Bahamas lightweight title on October2 8, 2000. Had this been a decade ago, I would say yes, go ahead and sanction the fight without any reservations. But this is roughly a decade since h e last appeared in the ring. Yes, he remained active, t raining a number of young f ighters in his Champion Amateur Boxing Club on a d aily basis at the their facility o n Wulff Road. But at age 47, Minus Jr. is not challenging any pushover in Major, who is 16 years his j unior. Major, the Bahamas super lightweight champion, has certainly improved tremendously since he was in thec amp of Minus Jr., whom he a dmitted put his first pair of gloves on his hands. Just as Minus Jr. was winding down his illustrious career, Major was just getting started. He made his debut on the same card as theM inus Jr.-Pratt with a second round TKO over Juan Trevino. Many fans were agitating for a Minus Jr.-Major showdown around that time. I dont know how many peo-p le would be inclined to see it now. Through a 10-year span, Major has compiled an impressive 19-4-1 win-lossdraw record with 16 knocko uts. His previous match before Saturday was a third r ound TKO over Jamar S aunders at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in V irginia Beach. O nly three of Majors fights have gone the decision. All the others have not gone past the fifth round. It just shows h ow dominant hes been in the ring. To put it in a nutshell, Major is just simply too quick for Minus Jr. A t this stage, even if the B ahamas Boxing Commission wants to sanction the fight, at least give Minus Jr. a chance to test his ability by taking on a lesser opponent in a tune-up fight. I think the fans would be m ore inclined to gear up for a fight then, than to see him just jump into the frying pan and face a red hot Major. Just some food for thought. If there is a bout that I think the Bahamas BoxingC ommission could sanction, it could be the much anticipated showdown between Jermaine Choo Choo Mackey and Ryan Big Youth McKenzie. A lthough Mackey, the Bahamas super middleweight c hampion, has generated m ore experience, McKenzie is a promising young fighter w ho would definitely provide t he challenge. So if there is a fight to push right now, I would definitely go for the latter rather than t he former. BASKETBALL STREET LEGENDS RESULTS THE Street Legends and Guinness Basketball League is currentlyinto its postseason at the DW Davis Gymnasium. Results of the games played so far are as follows: Arnold Forbes Mt. Moriah East 64, Tommy Turnquest Mt. Moriah West 47: Coach Andrew Yellow Knowles had his best performancewith 10 pointsand four assists, while Jermaine Weech had 15 points in the win. Trevor Tumbo Stubbs had his season best performance with 14 blocks and six points to help out. In the loss, Raymond McFord had a game high 12 points and Tyrone Knowles chipped in with 10 points. Bernard Nottage Bain Town Destroyers 46, Paul Moss St. Cecelia Twin Towers 41: Kenrick Bullard was a man demanding a win, diving at every loose ball for an all out performance with 22 points and 15 boards to lead Bain Town. Vernell Johnson assisted with 12 points and six assits in the win. St. Cecelia Twin Towers got 16 points fromWilton Wallace and Eddie Miller added 12. Street Legends Pinewood Garden 60, Shane Gibson Golden Gates Trailblazers 50: Corey Cloud Nine Walkes had a game high 18 points and Rashad Williams had his season high with 17 points and 12 assists in the win. Vincent Strachan scored 16 and Rodell Minus had 12 in the loss. Action continues on Sunday with four games on tap. At 7 p.m., Charles Maynard Golden Isles West will play Street Legends Golden Isles East; at 8 p.m., Ryan Pinders Lizzys Lions will play the Street Legends Carmicheal Road Boys; at 9 p.m., the Debbie Bartlette Gems 105.9 FM will play the Glenys Hanna Martin Englerston Ballers and at 10 p.m., defending champions Kennedy Constuction will play the Kendall Major Garden Hillsiders. BASEBALL EABL FINALS THE Reds got sweet revenge against Buttons Formal Wear on Tuesday evening at Windsor Park in the Ed Armbrister Baseball League. The Reds blanked Buttons 7-0 behind the two-hit pitching of Kyle Darville, who got offensive support from Zhivargo Archer and DKyle Rolle, both contributing two hits. Last week Buttons blanked the Reds by the score of 1-0 in senior league action. The best-of-three-game championship series of the Ed Armbrister Baseball League will begin 5:30 p.m. this Friday (August 19th when Buttons and the Reds go at it again. Game two between these two teams is set for 5 p.m. Sunday (August 21st The championship series for the little and junior league divisions will start today (August 21st lowing a 10 oclock scrimmage game for T-ballers. The Hawks (blue team the Eagles (green team a.m and the Bears (maroon team take on the Tigers (orange 12:30 p.m. at Windsor Park. EABL Regular Season Final Standings (August 16, 2011 Age 9-11 Little League Division 3-1 Eagles (green team by Andy Percentie 1-3 Hawks (blue team by Mike Butler Age 12-14 Junior League Division 4-2 Tigers (orange team coached by Mike Butler 2-4 Bears (maroon team coached by Andy Percentie Age 15-over Senior League Division* 3-1 Reds (red team Andy Percentie 3-2 Buttons Formal Wear (black team) coached by Mike Butler 0-3 Flyers (purple team by Mario Ford A game between Reds and Flyers incomplete FUNERAL SERVICE STAN SMITH FUNERAL Service for Stan Smith will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Boyd Road. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Smith, 57, was a long-time member of perennial kingpins Budweis er Eagles mens softball team, which dominated both the New Providence Softball Association and the Bahamas Softball Federation back in the 1980s and 90s. FUNERAL SERVICE RANDOLPH SWAY FUNERAL service for the late Randolph Old Man Swaby will be held today at 2 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Swbay, 80, was a long-time coach in the New Providence Basketball Association. He started out coach ing men, but ended his career as a coach of womens basketball. He was just recently honoured by the Bahamas Basketball Federation during the hosting of the Caribbean Basketball Champi onships. DOPING BAHAMAS ANTI-DOPING COMMISSION THE Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission will host is first weekend of activities August 25, 26, 27 at Superclubs Breezes. The official opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 25, beginning7 p.m. at Breezes. On Saturday, August 27, an allday seminar to educate the sporting fraternity about the Commis sion's role will take place at Breezes beginning at 9 a.m. HOCKEY FIRS T B AHAMIAN TO PLAY IN NHL ANDRE Deveaux, who on Tuesday inked his name on a oneyear contract with the New York Rangers, is not the first Bahamian to play in the National Hockey League. The 27-year-old Grand Bahami an native, who grew up in Canada, is actually the second Bahamian. The distinction of the first Bahamian to play in the NHL is John Charles Bethel, who was the seventh pick of the New York Rangers, 98th overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, although he never played with the team. After playing for the Pierrefonds Pirates of the QJHL he enrolled at Boston University where he played on the school team for three years. Bethel drew the attention of NHL scouts in his second year in the NCAA where he scored 25 goals and 63 points in 30 games. He was limited to just 19 games in his third year due to injury. In 1979-80 Bethel was offered a pro contract by the Winnipeg Jets. That season he played his entire 17-game NHL career picking up a pair of assists. He also suited up for the Tulsa Oilers where he remained for two years before finishing out his career with the AHLs Sherbrooke Jets in 1982-83. Following his ice hockey days, Bethel became involved in Street Hockey Leagues in Nassau Coun ty, New York where he more often than not led the league in scoring. The Tribune apologises to Mr Bethel for the misunderstanding. SHOULD RAY MINUS JR TAKE ON MEACHER MAJOR? OPINION STUBBS SPORTS NOTES Meacher Major R ay Minus Jr T HE Bahamas Cycling Federa tion will hold its National Individual Cycling Championship t oday, starting at 8a.m. at the Clifton Heritage Park (the parki ng lot closest to BEC Power Sta tion). The event will comprise of the following: O pen Men 40 km or 24 miles Individual Time Trial (National Time Trial champion will be crowned). O pen Women 20km or 12 miles Individual Time Trial. Open Elite Jr 40km or 24 m iles Individual Time Trial. Senior I, II,II 40km or 24 m iles Individual Time Trial. E lite Juniors 40km or 24 miles Individual Time Trial. O pen Women 20 km or 12 miles Individual Time Trial. J r boys/girls U-17yrs 20km or 12 miles Individual Time. Novice Male/Female -10km or 6 miles Individual Time. J r boys/girls U-14yrs -10km or 6 miles Individual Time Trial. THE 40 KM ROUTE IS AS FOLLOWS : The event will start and finish a t Clifton Heritage Parks parking lot, travel towards BEC Power Station, pass Commonwealth B rewery, South Ocean onto South O cean Blvd, right turn onto Frank Watson Hwy, Coral Harbour r ound-a-bout, left at Coral Harbour round-a-bout along the airp ort road passing Odyssey Air port, turn around the first round-about at Lynden Pindling Airport and back along the same routee nding at the finish line. T HE 20 KM ROUTE IS AS FOLLOWS: Start at Clifton Heritage Parks parking lot, travel towards BECP ower Station, pass Common wealth Brewery, South Ocean onto South Ocean Blvd, right t urn onto Frank Watson Hwy, C oral Harbour round-a-bout and back along the same route to the f inish line. The 10 km route is as follows: S tart at Clifton Heritage Parks parking lot, travel towards BEC Power Station, pass Common wealth Brewery, South Ocean o nto South Ocean Blvd, along South Ocean blvd to T-junction at South-West Road, left turn onto South-West Road, which w ill take you back to the finish line at Clifton Heritage Park. All courses are actually one lap o f a circuit course six miles in dis tance. P rizes include trophies and medals for the top four finishes in each category, special gifts, prizesa nd phone cards. The Bahamas Cycling Federation and New Providence CyclingA ssociation noted that the foll owing racing rules are to be obeyed: All traffic rules must be o beyed. Helmets and riding shoes/tennis must be worn at all times. N o short cut of the route. N o drafting of vehicles and or another cyclist. C yclist are to ride on the left hand side of the road. All support vehicles are to remain at least 10 yards behind. I n the event of a dispute/protest it must be lodged immediately with the officials. All cyclists should note that the decisions of the Race Direc tor/Chief Officials are final. T he event is open to the general public. BAHAMAS CYCLING FEDERATION TO HOST NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP