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PAGE 2, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

THE TRIBUNE





Will neglect and complicity
take country to hell again?

66 Pre Minister,
the country is

going straight to hell, and I am
not aware that anybody is
doing anything about it,”

That was an opening state-
ment by a perceptive and wor-
ried PLP Cabinet Minister as
the party’s parliamentarians
huddled in a garret at the
Stokes Thompson Cabana on
South Beach in November,
1970,

For months the minister had
been muttering much the same
to anyone who would listen.
This time he directed his com-
plaint directly at Prime Minis-
ter Lynden Pindling in a con-
clave convened by Anthony
Roberts.

In the country many were
still in a state of euphoria fol-
lowing the change in January,
1967, and the massive consoli-
dation of PLP power in 1968,
The economy was doing fine,
there was high employment
and some positive changes
were taking place,

The negative impact of cer-
tain actions by the new ae
ernment were yet to be felt by
the general public but some
insiders saw the squalls gath-
ering and knew that the ship of
state was in for heavy weather.

The ruling party was having
internal difficulties as a dissi-
dent movement was growing,
but most people did not under-
stand why. Mr Roberts (later
Father Roberts) called the
conclave in an effort to make
peace,

But it was significant that
the perceptive minister’s open-
ing statement was about coun-
try, not party. He knew that
what was happening in the
party was a result of certain
decisions that would affect the
country adversely and seri-
ously,

The public was aware of the
dispute between the Grand



Bahama Port Authority and
the government but not much
concerned since most people
agreed that changes had to be
made in Freeport. But the
insiders were worried about
the manner in which that
process was being managed
and especially about the uni-
lateral amendment of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement.

There were also disturbing
aspects of Benguet Consoli-
dated Corporation’s purchase
of Port Authority stock and
the wild fluctuation of the
company’s traded stock in the
face of conflicting announce-
ments about the transaction,
Some people made a lot of
money,

Sir Lynden first announced
approval of the transaction
then later denied that his gov-
ernment had approved, The
Tribune published on its front
page the original announce-
ment of approval complete
with the official letterhead,

much to the embarrassment of
the government,

Then there was the collapse
of the arrangement between
the government and a consor-
tium led by the Swire group
for the takeover and upgrading
of Bahamas Airways, Interna-
tional routes that were granted
exclusively to the new
Bahamas Airways were later
and without notice also given
to Bahamas World Transport,
an airline that was yet to fly.

These and other events

_ severely damaged investor

confidence and:took their toll
on the economy, But not even
the outspoken minister could
have guessed what was still in
store; hell was just around the
comer,

s the tourism infra-
structure decayed

‘and the government launched

into its ill-fated nationalisation
of the hotel industry, the legit-
imate economy declined, By
the late 70s and into the 80s
The Bahamas was awash in
money from the trafficking of
illegal drugs,

As the country teetered on
the brink of disaster, the PLP
government seemed impotent.
A Commission of Inquiry lat-
er confirmed what everybody
already knew: drug money had
corrupted the nation from top
to bottom; Bahamian values
and traditions were under
attack as never before and, it is
desperately to be hoped, nev-
er will be again.

Many of the problems we
face today have their origins
in that awtul period, Teenagers
had pockets full of hundred
dollar bills and money literally
fell from the sky, thanks to the
Colombian gangsters who
stopped at nothing in their
campaign to buy a nation, with
the help of Bahamians in high
places who were willing to sell.

‘al Hilt

Not only were our values
irreparably skewed, that era
spawned a kind of criminality
that had not been seen in these
islands since Woodes Rogers
routed the pirates back in the
18th century,

At its height, drug wars and
brutal killings became the
order of the day and many
young and promising lives
were prostituted, degraded
and destroyed. It was hell
indeed,

The serious business of
restoring our good name in the
world and rebuilding the legit-
imate economy did not start
in earnest until a new govern-
ment was elected in 1992,

Prime Minister Hubert

Ingraham and his colleagues _

were spectacularly successful,
The PLP government and the
country are still enjoying the
benefits of the economic foun-
dation that was reconstructed
during the FNM’s 10 years in
office.

The recovery - as it relates
to our attitudes towards work,
the ordering of our priorities
and the value of our traditions
- has been slow and painful
and will require many more
years of hard work on the part
of government and the entire
society.

Now, the country seems
once again to be at a cross-
roads and there is a feeling of

deep unease and anxiety all ©

over, from Grand Bahama and
Bimini to Inagua and
Mayaguana, and within the
ranks of the governing party

“as well,

Once again there seems to
be a serious deficit of leader-
ship in the political directorate.
As in the cocaine era, the lead-
ers of today’s PLP government
seem to be creating problems
instead of facing challenges.

Although the threat posed
by drug traffickers has not
evaporated, the challenges fac-

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ing us today do not come from
the Colombian cocaine cow-
boys who want to fly their flag
over, and do business from,
The Bahamas.

Nevertheless, today’s unad-
dressed challenges will most
certainly come back to haunt
us in the future just as the
neglect and complicity of the
drug era affect us today. It is
no use sticking one’s head in
the sand; no amount of brava-
do and pretending that things
will work out will suffice,
Things will not work out; we
have to work them out.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie is a decent man but
he is utterly incapable of
imposing even a modicum of
discipline on his Cabinet. The
overall result has been scan-
dal after scandal and crisis
after crisis being either ignored
altogether or inadequately
addressed,

Even more worrisome has
been the lack of direction. The
government is apparently will-
ing to agree to any and all
development proposals and
Mr Christie seems ever ready
to sign heads of agreement
with foreign developers, even
if they are not exactly sure
what they want to do.

This government and this

_ prime minister are so anxious

to sign agreements that they
are more than willing to give
away thousands of acres of
Bahamian land to developers
who are clever enough to
exploit the government’s
weakness,

Mr Christie and his col-
leagues gave the developers of
Baha Mar a big hotel and land
in Cable Beach when the
developers had nothing but an
artist’s impression of what the
development could look like.
The drawings were enough to
launch Mr Christie into flights
of fancy.

Then, having acquired for

less than $50 million our hotel-

and hundreds of acres of prime
land, they went shopping for
two years to find partners,
And our prime minister hails
that as a wonderful achieve-
ment!

The new PLP model of eco-
nomic development is result-
ing in the alienation of thou-
sands of acres of Bahamian
land for residential develop-
ment and sale to foreigners,
and coastal land is highly
desired, of course. Some of
these projects are already
doing irreparable damage to
our environment as developers
are allowed to fill in our wet-
lands.

The communities they cre-
ate will bring few high end jobs
and business opportunities for
Bahamians, and they will con-
tribute little to local
economies, But they will make
it difficult for many Bahamians
to own land. All this will cause
resentment and devastating
social and political upheaval
in the future, More hell.

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In brief

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Handgun,
ammunition
confiscated

POLICE report confis-
cating a handgun and.
ammunition after searching
a vehicle.

Acting on a tip, officers
went to a location near
Shirley Street and Kemp
Road, where they reported
seeing a Nissan Sentra.

The officers stopped and
searched the vehicle. They
found a .45 calibre hand-
gun with six live rounds of
ammunition,

Two men were taken

: into custody and are help-

3

;
:

ing with the investigation
into the matter.

Driver shot,
in critical

condition

NASSAU - A 25-year-
old man was shot multi-
ple times in the chest and
left arm while driving in
the area of Kemp and
Parkgate Roads on Sun-
day.

According to police
reports, a man ran in the
direction of the driver’s
vehicle firing shots, leav-
ing the driver in critical
condition. :

The incident occurred
around 4am. Police
investigations are on-
going,

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In brief

Haitian
nationals
returned
to home

IMMIGRATION officials
repatriated 342 Haitian
nationals on January 18 and
19.

The Haitians were taken to
Port-au-Prince on two
Bahamasair flights — at a com-
bined cost of $75,000.

The group reportedly con-
sisted of 280 men and 62
women.

The Department of Immi-
gration reported that as of
6pm yesterday, the popula-
tion at the Detention Centre
was 119 detainees.

This group comprises of 99
men, 19 women and one
child.

Appeal for
blood at
Doctors
Hospital

DOCTORS Hospital has
revealed that it is in urgent
need of Type O blood.

Hospital officials sent out
an urgent appeal to the public
for donations yesterday.

Anyone who wishes to
donate blood is urged to visit
the blood bank at the hospital
as soon as possible.

Eight are
arrested in
‘police
operations

POLICE operations ‘Quiet
Storm’ and ‘Tri-Party’ were
once again successful this
weekend, arresting several
suspected offenders and
catching numerous traffic vio-
lators. :

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans told The
Tribune yesterday that offi-
cers participating in the two
special operations executed
eight arrest warrants and
issued 97 traffic citations over
the weekend.

US Embassy
staff on
passport trip
to Freeport

US Embassy personnel will
visit Freeport on Friday, Jan-
uary 26 to make themselves
available to US passport
applicants.

They will provide services
in connection with first time
applications; renewals and
replacements for lost or
stolen passports; documenta-
tion of birth abroad (children
born in the Bahamas to US
citizen parents) and other
related passport issues.

The embassy also advised
that it is mandatory for per-
sons who wish to use this ser-
vice to contact the embassy’s
consular officer in advance
at: mailto:acsn@state.gov to
confirm an appointment.

Embassy officials said that
appointments will be limited
because of the one-day win-
dow available for the services.











@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Public Managers’
Union is accusing Bahamasair
of discrimination and breach of
contract for withholding Christ-
mas bonuses from employees
in Florida.

The leaders of PMU held a
press conference yesterday to
express their disappointment
with Bahamasair.

The union said they have tried
to resolve their issues with the







any response to their concerns.

“First and foremost on this
list is the plight of our managers
in Florida, who have been
ostracised by the actions of this
company in awarding them a
three per cent increase with no
increments,” said Benjamin
Forbes, a union trustee.

“Does the Employment Act
and labour laws of the Bahamas
not apply to Bahamians work-
ing aboard for the government
of the Bahamas, and is this not
the case for Ministry of Tourism
and Foreign Affairs officers
who live abroad?”

Mr Forbes said that a clear
message is being sent by
Bahamasair that it does not
have the interests of the Florida
managers at heart.

Executive vice-president Phyl-
lis Johnson added that the union’s
members are supposed to be paid
Christmas bonuses. “We feel that
we are entitled to this bonus as
the rules of the Christmas bonus
‘cannot change in the last few























â„¢ By ALISON. LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE head of a major real
estate and construction firm said
yesterday that Bahamian
builders have no excuse for not
finding employment as the econ-
omy is currently “so receptive”.

Arawak Homes chairman

‘Franklyn Wilson, who is also
chairman of the Cotton Bay
development in Eleuthera,
claimed construction firms are
facing a “serious problem” in
finding Bahamian labour for
projects.

“Anyone involved in con-
struction, by and large they’re
busy. I don’t care what you’re
planning to do in the field of
building, chances are, you’re
going to have problems meeting
all of your targets because per-
sons are busy,” he said at a
press conference yesterday.

Referring to news coverage
last week of complaints that
there are around 30 Chinese
construction workers employed
on the site of the new TG
Glover primary school, Mr Wil-
son concurred with the expla-
nation given by Director of
Immigration Vernon Burrows
— that there are simply not
enough skilled Bahamian work-
ers to take advantage of the
positions on offer.

“Today this economy is so
explosive that if you are in the
construction field and you are
not working you really need to
ask yourself, are you qualified?”
he said.

Mr Wilson’s comments come
in the wake of complaints by a
number of skilled Bahamian
construction workers — on pro-
jects ranging from Phase III at
Atlantis to government schools

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from jobs or have missed out
on employment opportunities
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Mi LEADERS of the Public Managers’ Union at a press

~ Bahamasair is
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discrimination



conference yesterday where they voiced their grievances

weeks of the year when that
bonus is payable,” she said.

Mrs Johnson said PMU has
been patient with the manage-
ment of the national flag-carri-
er, but she claimed it was obvi-
ous that their “kindness is being
taken for weakness”.

‘The executives of PMU also
said that.during earlier negotia-
tions with Bahamasair, they
indicated that there were some
managers that needed to be
reclassified.

Mrs Johnson said: “They are
now attempting to put policies
in place that would make a man-
ager in the Family Islands ditter-
ent from a manager in Nassau.

“These items were never
raised during negotiations and
we see it as another instance of

dismissed from his job on the
TG Glover school site because
his béssés*claimed theré\was
“no work him to do” — only to
return to the site days later to
find four or five Chinese steel-
workers doing the work he had
been doing.

Alleging a “Chinese take-
over”, Mr Thompson said there
were more Bahamians working
at the beginning of the project,
but “a whole lot had been let go.”

‘However, an electrical con- -
tractor also on the site, Henry -

Storr, responded that there are
no qualified Bahamian electri-
cians. “As soon.as you train a
fella, he leaves and goes and
starts his own business,” he said.

Mr Wilson said the question
should be addressed from a
non-partisan perspective.

“The circumstances that exist
— this has nothing to do with
partisan politics, the economic
climate in this country right now
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These recent problems
between the PMU and the exec-
utive management comes on the
heels of Bahamasair’s signing
of a $2 million deal with the
union for pay increases for mid-
dle managers, and another deal
worth hundreds of thousands
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Election handouts enslave a people

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Minister Fred
Mitchell wants election reforms that would
cap the funds spent by political parties
during election campaigns.

We agree with this, but far more than
election funds have to be capped. Some
blame politicians for encouraging the
voter’s attitude that they have to be given
something of monetary worth in exchange
for their vote. On the other hand politi-
cians will probably say that it’s the voter’s
expectations that force them to make
offers that should not be necessary if the
voter wants a trustworthy MP. It is really a
case of which comes first, the chicken or
the egg.

It is not for us to worry as to who start-

ed the election “gimme” game. It’s |

enough to remember that it takes two to
tango and regardless of who made the
first move to start the tango, what is hap-
pening at election time is wrong and con-
tributes to what Opposition Leader
Hubert Ingraham called the brutal reduc-
tion of large numbers of our people to
dependency on politicians. Of course, Mr
Ingraham made the statement in a dif-
ferent context when in 1992 he promised
_ Bahamians that with their vote the FNM

would rid the country of politicians who ©

“ceased to see themselves as the servants
of the people.”

However, both parties are guilty of
these election practices.

We recently had a conversation with a
person who sometime ago electioneered
for the PLP, but switched sides and has
been with the FNM for the past two elec-

_ tions.

He is a staunch believer that it is the
politician who is at the root of the cancer in
the body politic.

He remembers when he was just a boy
living with his grandfather in Exuma. His

_ grandfather, he said, was a staunch UBP. It
was election time and the late prime min-
ister Lynden Pindling was out on the hus-
tings.

“Pindling came to our house to see my
grandfather,” said the gentleman. “What
can I do for you? Sir Lynden asked.
‘There’s nothing you can do for me, but it’s
what you can do for the people,’ my grand-

father replied.”

However, said the young man, Sir Lyn-
den persisted. “‘I am not concerned about
that,’ Sir Lynden told my grandfather,
‘right now I am concerned with what I can
do for you personally.””

Sir Lynden’s mission, he said, was to
get his grandfather indebted to him per-
sonally because he was a leader in the
community and would feel obligated to
campaign for the PLP.

The young man said he never forgot
that conversation and in later years realised
what that approach was doing to enslave
the .grassroot Bahamian who was prepared
to sell his birthright for a new roof over his
head or a temporary job.

It would be wrong to suggest that this
practice started with Sir Lynden and the
PLP. It goes way back to the days of a
bottle of rum and a four shilling note —
long before party politics. In those days

. the voter got half of the four shilling note,

collecting the matching half after he had
cast his vote on election day.

The young man said that in his house-
to-house campaigning it is not unusual for
him to be rebuffed with the remark: “Well,
I ain’t doing nothing for nobody, because
they ain’t done nothing for me.”

It is this short-sighted approach that
sends third rate politicians to parliament;
politicians who have no respect for people
who can be bought, and who, while there,
spend much of their time figuring out how
they can benefit themselves, rather than
improve the lot of the people. It is this
selfish attitude that keeps many grassroots
Bahamians enslaved.

Bahamian youth should be taught at
school about their duty to their country
and their civic responsibility as a voter.

They should understand that if they elect
a politician who has the good of the whole
country at heart, he will create an envi-
ronment in which all Bahamians willing
to work can pull themselves to the top. A
society in which no one will have to give
them an election handout, but in which
they can earn enough to help themselves
and provide for their families year round
— not. only every five years at election



Do we have
leaders or
misleaders?

EDITOR, The Tribune

Bahamians were misled with
promises made before the 2002
election, by so-called leaders.

We were misled about”
monies received from a former
banker around the 2002 elec-
tion.

We were misled about storm
relief monies in Freeport.

We were misled by one of the
candidate’s financial disclosure
around the 2002 election.

We were misled about the
matter at BAIC.

We were misled about LNG.

We were misled about the
fight at the Cabinet building.

We were misled about con-
tracts.

We were misled about ‘the
condition at government




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schools.

We were misled about the
Registrar General.

We were misled about Oasis
hotel in Freeport.

We were misled about Ms
Nicole Smith.

We were misled about the
junkanoo bleachers.

We were misled about Jus-
tice Lyons’ ruling.

We were misled about NFS
employees.......... “Misled, mis-
led, misled!”

Boy we have to bring in
“skilled leaders too!”

There is an old established

fact: that to secure our liberty —
governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the
governed. When any form of
government becomes destruc-
tive of these ends, it is the right:
of the people to abolish it, and
to institute new government.
Even moreso when a long train
of abuses and usurpations, pur-.
suing invariably the same object
evinces by design to reduce the
governed to absolute despotism,
it is their right, it is their duty to
throw off such government.
What is your deliberation?

“Leaders?” Or “misleaders?”

RANDY

PATRIOTIC BAHAMIAN
Nassau

January 2007

Confusion over comments
by deputy director-general

EDITOR, The Tribune

I, like probably many
Bahamians, are more than sur-
prised as to the comments of
Deputy Director-General of
Tourism, David Johnson, in his
address to Rotary, Freeport
recently as to his opinion on
“anchor projects.”

To try to make a comparison
between costs in New Provi-
dence and any Family Island is
like comparing an economy car,
with a high-priced motor vehicle
— the two cannot be seen on
the same page.

The thing that Mr Johnson
does not see, possibly because
persons working inside of the
Government system do not
recognise market forces, is that

in Exuma for example at Emer-
ald Bay/Four Seasons the mar-
ket for undeveloped land,
developed land is priced at a
premium which more than com-
pensates for the added costs for
doing business in Exuma rather
than New Providence.

There is a very interesting
untold story of massive multi-
million investments in the Exu-
mas, as to. who purchased and
who is developing and what
they are developing in the chain
of Exuma islands. Have you
been to Exuma’s George Town
International Airport on a
weekend, Mr Johnson? The
sight is impressive — executive
jets lined-up on the apron.

From where IJ sit market
forces are working very well,

Mr Deputy Director General,
very well indeed.

It is interesting why now is
Deputy Director-General of
Tourism making these com-
ments? The policy for Anchor
Properties/Resorts has been in
place for over four and three-
quarter years and has been
extremely successful although
everyone acknowledges there
is a problem of encouraging the
indigenous descendent popula-
tion to move back to the islands
after the island folk have expe-

_ Tienced the so-called magical

lights of Nassau or even'Mr
Johnson’s hometown, Freeport.

N RUSSELL
Nassau
January 19 2007

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EDITOR, The Tribune

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EDITOR, The Tribune

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@ CARMICHAEL MP
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bent for the Carmichael constituency John Carey and the FNM challenger Desmond Banister
talk on Prime Minister Perry Christie’s anchor project policy, crime, immigration and the crum-
bling family structure. The second segment will appear in tomorrow’s Tribune.



& FNM CHALLENGER
Desmond Bannister

Q: What are your views on the government's policy to create an anchor project on every island?

Carey: It is an essential component of progress and development. For far too long we have had a
depopulation of our islands because there has been no economic activity on those islands. As a
result of the.concept of anchor projects, you are creating economies that will allow those islands to be
self sufficient. This progress and development has its challenges so the concerns you will hear from per-
sons are the issue of crime, the issue of housing, education, health care, and the availability of these
things in these islands when things take off. Bahamians on these islands must be prepared to partic-
ipate seriously to embrace these particular opportunities.

Bannister: It is raising a lot of serious concerns.

The displacement of Bahamians and the manner in which the projects are being carried out, the pos-
sibility of over development — these are issues that ought to concern every Bahamian and we ought to
be very concerned as to how these projects are being carried out.

They are announcing so many projects and so very little has been seen of them. They are signing all
of these agreements but it seems that only a few of them will come to fruition.

Q: What would you change about the country’s current immigration policy?

Carey: When looking on immigration policy we must look at both immigrant policy and immigra-
tion policy. These are two distinct things. Immigrant policy means persons who have been here for
many years and the way the issuance of work permits occur; I would consider that a part of immigrant
policy. Immigration policy would include but not be limited to naturalisation and citizenship. One thing
I am in support of is that anyone born in the Bahamas should be Bahamian regardless of their
parental heritage. I think it is unfair that thousands of Bahamians go to America and have kids and
they come back as American citizens but we are discriminatory against anyone who is born to a for-
eigner in the Bahamas.

Bannister: I think we need to get very serious about what we do in immigration and not giving lip
service to the whole process. Quite frankly one is at a dilemma to understand what is the PLP’s pol-
icy with respect to immigration. If you are Anna Nicole Smith you get treated in one way but if you
are a lady in Grand Bahama — who I know had to personally prevail on the minister to get things done,
with respect to someone who has lived in this country for so long — you don’t get the same treatment.

There are so many people in the country who are in limbo, who have been in the Bahamas and con-
tributed to the Bahamas, those persons are all but ignored. We need an immigration policy where every-
body who applies knows what the policy is and how it can apply to their circumstances.

Q: Many persons cite the failure of family life as the root of many problems in the Bahamas. How do you think this can be corrected?

Carey: I think those in leadership have to demonstrate
by example, especially if you are not living up to the moral
code, and demonstrate through speech and actions that we
are serious about families and serious about correcting these
issues.

It is difficult for me to follow the example of a person
who has a miserable family life while exposing the rhetoric of
family. It’s like me listening to a criminal who is actively
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Carey: We started the crime watch association in Carmichael
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Another thing that can be done is more community meetings
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to the. area: - s ries

One of the biggest problems I have encountered in Carmichael
is a lack of community spirit. Ve

Things like block parties, these things cause people to bond
together and look out for one another as opposed to being
individualistic where you lock your homes and not worry about
your neighbor.









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the police are trying to do with young people in the police clubs is a commendable effort but what we need
are more community based organisations and we need government-provided incentives that can insure that
these organisations can survive. So many of our organisations operate from hand to mouth. You get lip ser-
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with the expertise and skills who are doing so much work in assisting us in bring up young people. Ultimately
there are social problems that are going to have to be addressed with respect to why there are so many one-
family homes. The laws have to be strengthened in terms of men having so many children and not taking
care of them. The Inheritance Act is a very good act. It did away with hundreds of years of injustice in our
society where a child who is not the natural child can still make a claim on the father’s estate when he dies,
but it does not go a step further. There are other dependents in a society who can also make a claim on his
estate so we need to look at more social legislation like the Inheritance Act and look at broadening legis-
lation like that.

Q: What can be done to reduce crime in your constituency?

Bannister: In Carmichael the police are overwhelmed. The Carmichael police station serves from
Carmichael all the way to the West and I don’t believe that anyone could have conceived that one con-
stituency could have required so much from so few police officers. When you look at the limitations
they have in respect to their inability on getting the amount of vehicles they need, when you look at
the police garage and the vehicles that aré, there, which have outlived their usefulness and then you
look at the fact that they have ordered vehicles that are not suitable for the Bahamas, we have a seri-
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We need first a number of sub-stations that serve communities and these sub-stations need to be
manned by officers who are well equipped.

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NOTING the importance of
the Bahamas Financial Services
Board, Free National Move-
ment leader Hubert Ingraham
said that when his party regains
the leadership of the country,
it will increase funding to the
BFSB on a 50-50 basis “up to a
predetermined agreed limit.”
He recognised that the finan-
cial services sector was an essen-
tial component of the Bahamas’
future growth.

Mr Ingraham, who was the
featured speaker at the BFSB’s
retreat at the Four Seasons
Resort in Exuma, said that the
FNM believes that the financial
services sector deserves the full
support of government. He not-
ed its opportunity for contin-
ued growth, and greater contri-
butions to the nation’s “eco-
nomic well-being.”

“It is important, therefore, that
we develop a consensus on how
best to ensure we remain com-
petitive. To maximize the bene-
fits from financial services there
must exist a national consensus
and commitment to having a
clean, well regulated jurisdiction
governed by transparent rules
with adequate supervisory capac-
ity and demonstrative capacity
to cooperate in the fight against
international crime is essential.

“T believe that it is important
that the private sector take the
lead in this because as practi-
tioners in the field you will be
far more in tune with the needs
and requirements of the indus-
try than will be the government.
That notwithstanding, I also
believe that the government can
and must be an effective partner
in providing the necessary infra-
structure and support for the
financial services business,” the
party leader said.

Mr Ingraham outlined that
the government must provide
efficient. and effective regula-
tions along with a host of other

“amenities to help bolster the
industry, =~ °°

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and other technological services.
The aim ultimately in all these
matters is to make the Bahamas
an outstandingly attractive and
desirable place. from which to
offer international financial ser-
vices,” Mr Ingraham said.

Challenges

Clearly, however, the finan-
cial services sector faces both
challenges and opportunities,
Mr Ingraham said.

These challenges, he said,
include among other things, the
developed world’s determina-
tion, to be unsupportive of
international financial services
sectors such as the Bahamas
which they consider “off-shore
and sometimes non-competitive
tax jurisdictions”.

“They have placed and con-
tinue to place hurdles in our
paths. In some respects they
expect and require more of us
than they do of themselves as
was clearly demonstrated by
our own recent experience.
Overlap and duplication of reg-
ulatory agencies for the various
businesses in the sector. An out-
standing need for capacity
building in regulatory bodies

“The high cost of services in

the Bahamas. Less than optimal .

telecommunications services in
terms of availability, reliability
and costs. Bureaucracy. A Judi-
cial System that is less than opti-
mally staffed with Justices with
experience in complex com-
mercial matters. (And) scarcity
of appropriately trained and
experienced personnel to fully
satisfy the, human resources
demands of the sector,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that the
sector can provide lucrative
opportunities and professional-
ly satisfying employment for a
growing number of well-edu-
cated Bahamians.

“We know that the financial
service industry world- wide is a
$200 - $400 billion service indus-
try. It has long provided lucra-

er of Pick and Pay farm on Bac-
ardi Road.

The party said in a statement
yesterday that Mr Strachan was
‘once a close associate of the
current member of parliament
for Bamboo Town, Tennyson
Wells, and campaigned for him
for more than 18 years.

“Mr Strachan is no stranger
to politics and has worked close-
ly with the former deceased
leader of the Free National

“Movement, the honourable
Cecil Wallace Whitfield,” the
statement said.

It also noted that Mr Stra-
chan predicts that the Progres-
sive Liberal Party will get no
more than five seats in the next

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sionally satisfying employment
for growing numbers of well-
educated Bahamians. Indeed,
it has the capacity to provide
even more such jobs. ;

“While there are some
Bahamians who have estab-
lished their own businesses .
within the sectors in almost all
areas (banking, insurance, advi-
sory, and wealth management,
etc.), there remains room for
many more to do so. And while
our nation has seen the estab-
lishment of many facets of
financial services, we have the
capacity to offer new and addi-
tional services,” he said.

However, to increase the con-
tributions. of the financial ser-
vices sector to the economy, Mr
Ingraham said that a policy must
be maintained that ensures that
the Bahamas remains competi-
tive in the global market.

“How should we increase the
financial services sector’s con-
tribution to our economy? Main-
tain a policy that ensures that
we remain competitive within
the global marketplace. Main-
tain vigilance to ensure that we
remain in touch with global reg-
ulatory developments that might
impact our jurisdiction.

“Institute reforms in the pub-
lic sector to optimize efficien-
cies. Rationalize our regulatory
regimes; we have too many
resulting in high cost, inefficien-
cy and, dare I say, ineffective-
ness. Privatize the telecommu-
nications sector to permit com-
petition to bring costs to inter-
nationally competitive levels.

“Address manpower con-
cerns within the sector by deter-
mining manpower needs, estab-
lishing systems to.train Bahami-
ans to fill those needs and, as
necessary, facilitating access to |
expatriate skills. Through mean- .
ingful dialogue with yourselves,
address those challenges that
globalization and international
trade liberalization pose to the
financial services sector in the
country.”

candidacy for Bamboo Town

general election. :
“Mr Strachan says that the
current government is long on
promises and short on delivery.
This government is trying to
buy votes by giving out last
minute jobs to contract work- .
ers and doing the ‘old Pindling
trick’ by announcing last minute
projects in an effort to dupe vot-

ers,” it said. “The Bahamian

people are a lot more intelli-
gent than they used to be and
know the difference between
sincerity and skullduggery.”

Mr Strachan has indicated
that the party will ratify other
candidates in the next few
weeks and will make further
public announcements.

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m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
‘Reporter
FREEPORT -— Minister of |

Health Senator Dr Bernard

Nottage said the Bahamas gov-

ernment has promised, but has

not been able over the last five
decades, to provide free health
care to Bahamians.

‘;While addressing public

healthcare workers in Freeport,

the Minister noted that Nation-
al Health Insurance is an initia-
tive that seeks to provide “qual-
ity universal health care cover-



age” for every Bahamian.

_ “There is no need for con-
cern regarding NHI because
what we are seeking to do is
what all Bahamians want, and
that is providing access to the
health care that our citizens
need when they need it — to be
able to do so without money
being a barrier to receiving
health care that you need.”

‘Dr Nottage stated that every
government of the Bahamas
over the last three, four, or five

@ DR BERNARD
NOTTAGE

decades has promised Bahami-
ans that they can get free health
care wherever they live and that
the government will provide it.

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ment has not been able to pro-
vide free health care to every
Bahamian wherever they wiil

live in the Bahamas, and people

have to find the money, or
where they can get free care

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they often don’t get the care
they need.

Dr Nottage said NHI is about
“sharing and pooling resources”
so that every Bahamian can
have access to adequate health
care without begging or bor-
rowing money to pay for it.

He explained that NHI con-:

tributions are based on income
and those who earn smaller
salaries pay less than those who
earn higher salaries.

“It is based on the premise
that we are our brother’s keep-
er.

“We have a responsibility to
share what we have with those

who do not have. If a porter in ©

the hospital gets sick he should
be able to get the same care,
and he ought not to be limited
in the care he can get because
he does not have enough mon-
ey,” he said.

“Tt is about sharing and doing
something in a way that you
might not normally do soit can
benefit everyone. It is about
sharing your resources and pro-
viding equity so that wherever

matter their colour, however
rich or poor they may be, what-
ever their social status is,
because we believe that good
health is a right,” he said.

The Minister believed that
NHI is more than a financial
mechanism to find more money
to pay for health care.

He said that the government
has to find a way to transform
the way healthcare will be deliv-
ered in the Bahamas.

“We have an inherent desire

to provide adequate protection

to every citizen, and so it was
with that in mind that the Blue
Ribbon Commission was
formed with a mandate to
examine the feasibility of imple-
menting an NHI scheme for the
Bahamas — to finance afford-
able quality universal health
care for citizens.

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reports, we determined that
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be able to have their say on a number of

. burning issues affecting the nation.

GBI Recording Studios has

~announced that it is getting ready to’fea-

ture a pre-election special on its “OFF

‘ ATR” video magazine programme next

month. |

Frank Penn, owner of GBI Record-
ing, said‘the segment, entitled ‘Looking
Back’, will include excerpts from an

interview with Sir Lynden Pindling in

1989, an address by Rev Dr George
Cumberbatch, and a response to ques-

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“OFF AIR” was originally established
in. 1988 to circulate information about
nationwide events and happenings.

Mr Penn said February’s special re-
issue will provide a medium for potential
representatives of either political party
to be viewed and re-viewed by the pub-
lic, answering important questions in the
hearts and minds of many Bahamians —
especially young and first time voters —
like: “Why should I trust you with my
vote?” and “What sets you apart from all
the other candidates?”

Mr Penn said it will also provide equal
opportunity for third party and inde-
pendent candidates to answer the same
questions.

He said that when a candidate accepts
being included, GBI will produce, free of
charge, a two-minute high-quality

“ine statements, and entertainment from a. __Tesponse from each candidate.

‘The, production will include live on-

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up to 12 photographs or news headlines
of a candidate’s community involvement.

“This pre-election video special aims
to broaden our nation’s democratic
process, and members of the public are
encouraged to pre-order a copy at a cost
of only $7.50 each.”

Mr Penn said responses by con-
stituents to other important issues will
also be featured.

“Today, the national grade average of
many Bahamian high school students is
a shameful D. Educators and parents
have for a long time been struggling to
effectively address this problem.”

He said constituents are also encour-
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“What do you feel should be done to
discourage domestic violence and
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FROM page one

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“On behalf of the Ministry of
Transport and Aviation, under-
secretary Armbrister will chair
representatives on the task force
from the Airport Authority, the
Department of Civil Aviation,
the Departments of Immigra-
tion and Customs, the Ministry
of National Security, and the
Ministry of Tourism,” she said.
“The Task Force will report
directly to me.”

Mrs Hanna-Martin said each
of the agencies represented on
the task force plays an integral
role in the pre-clearance facility.
“In this exercise, they will be
brought together under one
umbrella; in one forum, in one

room at one time to make a
comprehensive, integrated and
detailed analysis of the all the
systems in place,”

The minister continued: “The

US pre-clearance facility at Lyn-,

den Pindling International Air-
port is vital to the tourism indus-
try and an important asset to
the country generally, Through
this review of the security cli-
mate and procedures at the pre-
clearance facility, we intend to
ensure that the highest stan-
dards of safety and security are
maintained.

“We all understand the

‘importance of the pre-clearance

facility to our national product
and if we discover any areas of
concern or any perceived weak-
ness in these systems we will

_ Justice Lyons

' “He seemed to be suggesting that successive
governments have just gone and acquired land
when they felt there was a public purpose that
heeded to be dealt with and that insufficient
attention was paid to having an effective sys-
tem to compensating people in a timely man-
ner,” Mr Bethel said.

' The FNM senator is representing property
owners who hold titles to land in the area in
question. His clients are arguing that govern-
ment should not be made to pay damages to
Arawak Homes as long as the issue of titles to
land in that area has not yet been decided by a

court, ° 3

Mr Bethel said that Justice Lyons made it
clear that because of his well-known views, he
will not be engaging in an adjudication of the
issues pertaining to government and Arawak
Homes.

Justice Lyons first came to the public’s atten-
tion late last year when he called the indepen-
dence of the Bahamas’ judiciary into question.

He ruled that his court was not independent,
stating that because government had failed to

_ review the salaries of judges it had made the

judiciary beholden to the executive,

. FROM page one

ber 7, 2006, McKenzie robbed
Silvera again, this time of
$8,000.

’ McKenzie was arraigned at

_ Court Five, Bank Lane, before

Magistrate Marilyn Meers,

‘ He was not required to
plead and was remanded to
prison.

‘ His case was adjourned to
April 25, when a preliminary
ipquiry will take place.

i @ A 21-year-old man was

A qrraigned in magistrate’s court

yesterday on house-breaking
and stealing charges.
| It is alleged that Anthony Sul-

livan, 21, of Kenwood Street,

dn Thursday, December 14,
2006, broke into the home of
Charles Butler at Montrose
Aveune and Péach Street.

There it is alleged that he
stole a digital camera and a
neckchain together valued at
$760.

Man charged with murder

and armed robbery

It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, January 16, 2007, Sullivan
broke into the home of Rosyln
Cash at Hampton Street and
Mount Royal Avenue.

There he allegedly stole jew-
ellery and cellphones valued at
$4,930, the property of Roslyn
Cash,

Sullivan is also charged with
attempted house-breaking. It is
alleged that on December 12,
2006, Sullivan attempted to.
break into the home of Susanna
Moss at Durham Street.

‘Sullivan appeared before
magistrdte Marilyn Meers at
Court Five, Bank Lane,

e A 28-year-old man of Cam-

bridge Lane was arraigned ‘in
magistrate’s court yesterday,
charged with attempting to
cause a person to refrain from

giving evidence at a criminal tri-
al,

It is alleged that Sean Cul-
mer, between Thursday, August
1, and Thursday, August 31,

‘tried to prevent the course of

justice by offering Ricardo Cul-
mer cash to refrain from giving
evidence at a criminal trial, Cul-
mer was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Susan Sylvester at Court
11, Nassau Street,

¢ A man, 30, of East Street
South, was arraigned in magis-
trate’s court yesterday charged
with armed robbery.

It is alleged that on Monday,
August 21, 2006, Cephas Ward
robbed Frederic Stuart of a
Motorolla cellular phone val-
ued at $500 as well as $5 in cash.

Ward was arraigned before
Magistrate Marilyn Meers.

‘FROM page one

expects the Registrar General’s office to soon
confirm that Mr Thompson is the owner of the
Iyxury home..’ |

- According to Mr Pinder, Deputy Registrar
Ernie Wallace yesterday agreed that Ms Smith’s
action against Mr Thompson for failing to appear

for a court date in November was “scandalous,

frivolous and vexatious, and that it may preju-
dice, bias or delay the fair trial of the real action

-.and was otherwise an abusive process to the
- cour?

. Mr Pinder said that the deputy registrar also:
agreed to have Ms Smith’s lawyer Wayne .

Munroe severed as a defendant from the action.

“We wanted to get out of the way another
action in which (Mr Munroe) was sued for slan-
der in the title. We wanted to remove that so that
it doesn’t clog up the direct action that G Ben
Thompson had against Anna Nicole Smith for a
writ of possession for the land,” Mr Pinder said.

Mr Pinder reiterated that Ms Smith “was sup- ©

posed to have:signed a promissory note and a
mortgage to (Mr Thompson), so that she can

Anna Nicole Smith

take possession of the land. That promissory

note and mortgage was for $950,000,” he said.
The lawyer said that although Mr Thompson

had bought the Horizons property for $900,000,

‘he only asked the former reality star to pay him

$50,000 in interest because she was a close friend.

Mr Pinder claimed that Ms Smith refused to
sign the promissory note and the mortgage and
tore the documents up in the presence of Mr
Thompson’s former lawyer.

“Because she did that she doesn’t have a leg to
stand on with respect to any documents that
would say that she owns the property,” he said.

Mr Pinder said that after she tore up the doc-
uments the conveyance of the property to Ms

Smith was cancelled and everything placed in the .

name of Mr Thompson.

“Those documents have already been regis-
tered with the Registrar General’s office, We
are just now waiting for them to come back indi-
cating that they have already been registered
in the name of G Ben Thompson,” Mr Pinder
said,




- Multi-agency tas

seek to address them immedi- \,

ately and to implement any rec-
ommendations made, which
would lead to fortifying systems
at the airport,

“In this regard, I also wish to
thank the United States and its
representatives here in the
Bahamas for their co-operation
and assistance with these pro-
cedures in what both countries
recognise as a very important
matter of mutual interest,

“The Ministry takes seriously
its ongoing mandate and respon-

_ sibility to maintain the integrity

of the Pre-Clearance Facility,”

she said,

Mrs Hanna-Martin said a

report by the task force is |

expected to be complete within
a matter of weeks, —

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US database lists twins

in alleged abduction |

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expressed his concern for the
well-being of his daughters, whom
he has not seen in over eight
months.

Mr Siam thinks the children
have been taken to the United
States by a relative. He said that
he has received reports from US
sources indicating that this per-
son may not be in a reasonable

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their seventh birthday several
days ago. —

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who said they were not in a posi- ;

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Employee of The Year Award: Presented to Mr
Tyrone Cunningham by Mr Dale Knowles, BT'C



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Supervisor of The Year Award; Presented by Mr
Dale Knowles, BIC VP Netwark Services and

Marsha ‘Taylot by Mr. Dale Knowles, BTC VP.
Network Services and Mrs Bernadette Christie

Samuel Bain by Mr Dale Knowles, BTC VP
Network Services and Mrs Bernadette Christie

VP Network Services and Mrs Bernadette Christie _ Mrs Bernadette Christie to Wayde Butterfield



The Bahamas Telecommunications

Company Ltd Business Systems
department ended the year by honoring
its employees during an awards ceremony
held on December 28, 2006. The
ceremony which was held to reccognize
the employees for their outstanding
contribution to the department was
attended by Mrs, Bernadette Christie,
wife of the Prime Minister of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Mrs.



Christie. who was the keynote speaker



Keynote Speaker: Mrs Bernadette Christie congratulated and thanked the members
Congratulates the staff of BTC Business

Services Department at the Awatds Ceremony. of staff for the hard work and



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Monthly Winner Sept:
Ms Tanya Ranger

Monthly Winner Sept:
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Ulric Mortimor, Marsha Taylor and Samuel Bain take'a- moment to pose

for a picture during BTC’s Business Systems department’s Award Ceremony, Mrs. Christie with a stall token of appreciation,



Pictured is Marsha. Adderly (left) and Kevin Rigby of BT'C’s
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BTC Business Systems x
Outstanding Employees Awards |

determination that they displayed during

the year,

In her remarks, she encouraged them to
work together and informed them that
teamwork was essential for any company
to succeed. Mrs, Christie told the
members. of ~ the Business Systems
department that their dedication, to the
company and keen interest in teamwork
are both necessary components for an
organization like BTC to excel, Finally,
she thanked the management staff of BTC

for takin® the initiative and time to

honour and recognize the outstanding



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ictured during BTC’s Business Systems department’s Awards Ceremony,
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accepted by Samuel Bain on behalf of Mr
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employees ofthe department, and also for
showing them appreciation in a forum
like an awards ceremony.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Executive Management and staff of BTC,
we would like to couarbralne fourth
quarter winners Michelle Wallace, Joel

Berean Tanya Ranger, Frank Deveaux,
Ted Ferguson, William: Percentie and
Tyrone Cunningham and the overall
winners Marsha Taylor, Samuel Bain,
Wayde Butterfield and ‘Wione

Cunningham on a job well done.,





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Government

has asked its nego-

tiating committee

o “get a better

f fix” on the offer

made by Bluewater Communi-

cations Holdings to acquire a

substantial stake and privatise

the Bahamas Telecommunica-

tions Company (BTC), the min-

ister of state for finance said
yesterday.

James Smith said the Govy-

ernment-appointed negotiating .
committee was “awaiting for-

- mal notification” to sit down
with Bluewater again to seek
clarification on certain details
he did not disclose.

“We've asked them to go
back to Bluewater to get a bet-



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ter fix on the offer,” Mr Smith
said. “They'll have to set a date
to meet with them.”

The minister added that the

. Government-appointed com-

mittee had received Bluewater’s
offer for BTC, negotiated with
the company, reviewed its offer
and made recommendations to
the Government.

The Government, and more
specifically the Cabinet sub-
committee appointed to deal
with the BTC privatisation
issue, had analysed the com-
mittee’s recommendations.

“We’ve said we understand
what you’re saying, and can you
put this to the Bluewater peo-
ple,” Mr Smith said. “They will
be meeting with them soon.”

The minister indicated that
the Government was approach-
ing the ‘home strait’ in terms of
the latest attempt to privatise
BTC, indicating that the details
being discussed with Bluewater
largely related to minutiae,

rather than core principles and
positions.

However, Mr Smith hinted
that the ultimate outcome of
discussions with Bluewater
hinged on “our appetite for
moving forward”. .

Acknowledging that the
eight-year process to privatise
BTC had spanned two adminis-
trations and cost the taxpayer
more than $150 million, Mr
Smith said: “I guess on our side,
assuming we’re in the ball park
on the main things - price and
intent - it really depends on our
appetite for moving forward.

“There’s very little to be done
now in terms of positioning.
You’re really looking at the
details.”

SEE page 8B

Erase incentives
for small foreign
hotels, says official —

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A SENIOR official with the
Government’s Domestic Invest-
ment Board yesterday said this
nation should not grant invest-
ment incentives to foreign
resort developers who con-
structed hotels of 100 rooms or
less, and that he was against

proposals by Bahamians to .

acquire land just for specula-
tion.

Donald Demeritte, who is
also the Water & Sewerage
Corporation’ s chairman, said:

“I don’t think we should give
any incentives or concessions
for non-Bahamians who build
hotels of 100 rooms or less.”

Addressing a class on invest-
ing in tourism opportunities,
which was part of National
Tourism Week, Mr-Demeritte
said the Domestic Investment
Board had received a number
of proposals from Bahamians
seeking to acquire or lease

Bahamavention campaign raises Internet hits 48%

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

VISITOR traffic to the Ministry of
Tourism’s Bahamas.com website has
‘increased by almost 50 per cent since the
launch of the multi-million dollar
Bahamavention tourism marking cam-
_ paign.

Greg Brinker, group account director
at Fallon Minneapolis, the Minnesota
advertising company hired by the Ministry
of Tourism to develop the new ad cam-
paign, said that while it was too early to
determine exactly how effective the new
campaign was, preliminary figures indi-
cated that traffic to Bahamas.com, through
links from.. ‘Bahamavention’ sites, had

increased by about 48 per cent.

Mr Brinker added that Bahamavention,
a word which the company hopes will gain
a place in folk culture, recently received
some play when it was used in banter by

' the hosts of the NBC Today show after
‘an advert was played.

The rationale for the campaign, he
explained during a master class for Nation-
al Tourism Week, came from market
research which indicated that while Amer-
icans love to travel, they were citing lack of
available vacation time from work as'‘the
number one reason why they did not.

Mr Brinker said that at the end of 2006,
Americans lost more than 500 million
vacation days.

He explained that a Bahamavention was

defined as an action taken by concerned
friends or family members to get a loved
one the help only the Bahamas can give.
The campaign targets those who want to
help their unhappy, over-stressed and
under-tanned friends or relatives by
encouraging these interventionists to end
their loved one's cycle of pain, putting him
or her on the road to recovery by per-
forming a vacation intervention.or
Bahamavention.

Mr Brinker said the idea was to get away
from the question of where people vaca-
tion, and instead focus on why they vaca-
tion.

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He added: “I can’t endorse
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speculative purposes.” ©

Mr Demeritte’s comments

; are likely to add further weight

to concerns previously
expressed by many Bahamians,
who feel the Government has
given away too much in terms
of investment incentives, tax
breaks, and leasing of publicly-
owned land to developers.

In particular, concerns have
focused on Family Island devel-
opment projects. Many of the
resort projects approved by this
government are mixed-use
developments, financedby pre-
sales of real estate such as lots,
second homes, condominiums,
timeshares and other forms of
fractional ownership.

These projects often only
incorporate a small, boutique
resort of between 50-75 rooms,

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Cotton Bay ee

a By ALISON LOWE ....
Tribune Staff Rep yorter



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was signed yesterday between
Eleuthera Properties, the
developer behind the Cotton
Bay Estates: project in
Eleuthera, and Bahamian com-
pany Pro Line for the installa-
tion of utilities infrastructure
at the development.

Franklyn Wilson, chairman
of Eleuthera Properties, said
the developers felt they could
now press ahead with infra-
structural work,.as there has
been “adequate progress" with

construction.on the site.

James Rolle, owner of Pro
Line, said his company has
been contracted to put in place
the underground water and
sewage infrastructure on the
Cotton Bay property. ©

“We are extremely eager to
commence work on Phase I of
this project. It will constitute
a total of 58 miles, the installa-
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Pro Line is committed to
completing the project by a
September 30, 2007, deadline.

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Dow 30 12,477.16 -88.37 W
S&P 500 1,422.95 -755 W .
NASDAQ 2,431.07 +20.24 Ad
10-YR NOTE 476 -.02 W:
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Stocks
fall on
tech
fears

BY MADLEN READ :
Associated Press :
NEW YORK — Wall Street
stumbled lower Monday as
‘growing concerns over technol-
ogy companies led jittery inves-
tors to pull money out of the
market ahead of this week’s

earnings reports,

The market has been wine

able to erratic trading lately,
with investors cautious about
the direction of the economy
and companies’ results. The
tech sector so far has been
knocked down the most, after
Apple’s and Intel’s outlooks last
week fell below the Street’s
expectations. :

With industry leaders like

Qualcomm and Microsoft

releasing their financial results

later this week, many investors _
_are bracing for disappointment.

“The market is nervous,” -
said Joe Ranieri, managing
director in equity trading at
Canaccord Adams. “We’ve had -
a few good quarters in a row in”
tech land. The problem with
having good quarters is, it gets

_ harder and harder to impress.”

-. Blue chip stocks were also |

dragged down by a Wachovia —

- analyst’s downgrade of Boeing;

_ the analyst cited possible air-

craft order delays from the jet

_ Inaker.
Overall, earnings reports and
economic data this year have
signaled growth that’s cooling,
but not so quickly that it is

* Squeezing corporate profits.

_ This would normally be good

_ news for the stock market, but

. investors have been retreating ©
_on signs they may have gotten

- ahead of themselves late last
year.

The Dow Jones industrials
fell 88.37, or 0.70 percent, to
12,477.16 — the biggest one-day
drop since Nov. 27, when the

index fell by 158 points. Earlier -
in Monday’s session, the Dow
declined by 114 points.
Broader stock indicators also
dropped. The Standard &'
Poor’s 500 index fell 7.55, or 0.53
percent, to 1,422.95, and the
- Nasdaq composite index lost
20.24, or 0.83 percent, closing at |
2,431.07.

- Bond prices rose,. though
investors’ hopes for an interest
‘rate cut have dwindled in
response to upbeat economic
‘data. The yield on the bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note
edged lower to 4.76 percent

_ from 4.78 percent late Friday.

Technology-related worries
were kindled by analyst down-
grades of Cisco, the world’s
largest networking equipment

_ maker; Motorola, the world’s
second largest cellphone maker;
‘and computer maker Dell.

Cisco fell 17 cents to $26.53;
Motorola fell 55 cents, or 2.9 ;
percent, to $18.72; and Dell
dropped 53 cents, or 2.1 percent,
to $24.49.

Boeing fell $3.03, or 3.4 per-
cent, to $85.60 after Wachovia’s
downgrade.

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by about 2 to 1
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 2.65 billion shares, down
from 2.84 billion shares at the
same point on Friday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies was down
7.20, or 0.92 percent, at 777.96.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average rose 0.66 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 was down
0.30 percent, Germany’s DAX
index was down 0.89 percent,
and France’s CAC-40 was down
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drugmaker, will lay off 10,000
workers as generic copies of its
top-selling medicines cut into -
sales.

BY THERESA AGOVINO
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Pfizer, struggling
with fierce competition from makers
of generic drugs, announced Monday
it will cut 10,000 jobs and close at
least five facilities to slash its annual
costs by up to $2 billion by next year.
The drastic measures by the



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cattle feedlots and dairies.



Across the country, ethanol
plants powered by methane instead
of costly natural gas or coal are on
the drawing board — a movement

that could be a win-win situation °

for the environment and the indus-
try. !
“We'll produce ethanol much
more efficiently and do it in an
environmentally friendly way,”
said Dennis Langley, CEO of Kan-
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Burning the methane will cut the
amount of the greenhouse gas —
which contributes to global warm-
ing — released into the environ-

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world’s largest drugmaker highlight
the challenges faced by many phar-
maceutical companies these days. In
addition to patent expirations, big
drug companies are struggling with a
business climate where insurers and
other large purchasers of medicines
are demanding lower prices and
more evidence of products’ worth.
Although big rounds of job cuts
typically boost a company’s stock
prize, shares of Pfizer fell 27 cents, or
1 percent, to close Monday at $26.95
on the New York Stock Exchange.
It’s the second time in two years

the maker of Viagra and Lipitor has
announced a major cost-reduction
plan to combat the loss of about $14
billion in revenues this year due to
expiring patents. The company is at
risk of losing 41 percent of its sales to
generic competition between 2010
and 2012, according to Prudential
analyst Tim Anderson.

The latest cuts come on top of a
previously announced plan to cut
costs by $4 billion a year by 2008.
The 10,000 layoffs amount to about
10 percent of the company’s global

work force and include the elimina-_





SMELL OF MONEY |

ETHANOL PLANTS POWERED BY COW GAS,
TRASH ARE CATCHING ON

BY NATE JENKINS
Associated Press

MEAD, Neb. — Ranchers have long been fond of saying cattle manure
smells like money. Now, folks in the business of making ethanol are
smelling dollars too — in the methane gas emitted by manure at large

ment.

And in addition to providing a
cheap energy alternative, using
methane addresses a longtime criti-
cism that making ethanol uses too
much natural gas or coal to pro-
duce.

Supporters of corn-based etha-
‘nol and other biofuels contend they
burn cleaner than fossil fuels,
reduce U.S. dependence on foreign’
oil and give farmers another market
to sell their produce.

The first plant using a so-called
methanol closed-loop system is set
to begin operations here in Febru-



PHOTOS BY NATI HARNIK/AP

COW POWER: Cattle are shown in a feedlot at an ethanol plant in Mead, Neb. Across the country,
ethanol plants powered by methane instead of costly natural gas or coal are on drawing boards.

OPENS IN FEBRUARY: A
construction worker tends to
pipes at the ethanol plant in
Mead, Neb., on Thursday.

ary. i
Under the closed-loop system at |
the Mead plant, manure will fall |

° TURN TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS

tion of 2,200 jobs from the U.S. sales
force, which Pfizer announced late
last year. The company said Monday
it would cut 20 percent of its Euro-
pean sales force but didn’t say how
many jobs that will be.

Pfizer. will close three research
sites in Michigan and two manufac-
turing plants in New York and
Nebraska. It may also sell another
manufacturing site in Germany and
close research sites in Japan and
France.

° TURN TO PFIZER

INVESTING

Venture
capital
deals hi
2-year
high

| Venture capitalists invested

$25.5 billion in 2006, marking:
the industry’s biggest burst of
dealmaking since the dot-com
bust clogged the financial spigot

| for entrepreneurs five years ago.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A pnewsd
interest in Internet startups, com-
bined with expanding opportunities
in the health care and alternative
energy markets, spurred venture cap-
ital investments to $25.5 billion in
2006. This represents a 12 percent
increase from the $22.8 billion
invested in 2005, according to figures
jointly released Tuesday by Pricewa-
terhouseCoopers, Thomson Finan-
cial and the National Venture Capital
Association.

Last year’s activity, spread across
3,416 deals, generated the highest
level of investment. since venture
capitalists forked out.$40.7 billion in
2001, the end of a manic era driven by
a lemming-like pursuit of dot-com
riches.

After hundreds of their Internet
bets flopped, venture capitalists
recoiled in despair through 2002 and
2003.

Last. year, venture capitalists
poured $4 billion in Internet startups,
a 25 percent increase from $3.2 billion
in 2005. It was the industry’s largest
commitment to the Internet since
2001 when the high-tech financiers
pumped $10.2 billion into the sector.

Venture capitalists also upped the
ante substantially in biotechnology,
which received $4.5 billion last year,
up by 17 percent from 2005.

. The most robust growth occurred

* TURN TO VENTURE CAPITAL

NYC may lose financial lead, report says.

@ New York City will lose its place
as the world’s leading financial
center in the next decade without
legal and regulatory changes, a
report commissioned by New
York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
and Senator Charles Schumer
found.

BY SARA KUGLER
Associated Press

NEW YORK — The city is losing
its competitive edge and could give
up its place as the financial capital of
the world in as little as 10 years, a
report commissioned by Mayor
Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles
Schumer has found.

On Monday at City Hall, the New
York leaders were expected to dis-
cuss the report from consulting
group McKinsey.

Bloomberg and Schumer have
been concerned about what they say
is a growing threat to New York’s
position as a global leader.

According to the report, New
York and other U.S. cities are falling

behind in financial services while cit-
ies including London, Dubai, Hong
Kong and Tokyo are surging ahead.

The report concludes that New
York and the nation are losing the
advantage because of three main fac-
tors:

e The American regulatory
framework, particularly the Sar-
banes-Oxley Act, is “a thicket of com-
plicated rules, rather than a stream-
lined set of commonly understood
principles, as is the case in the United

Kingdom and elsewhere.”

e While New York offers a prom-
ising talent pool for its financial ser-
vices work force, “we are at risk of
falling behind in attracting qualified
American and foreign workers.”

e The legal environments in
other nations “far more effectively
discourage frivolous litigation.”

One in nine New York jobs is in
financial services, which contributes
more than a third of business income
tax revenues to New York’s econ-

° TURN TO NEW YORK



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should be able to work in a challenging team driven environment.

Corporate services (company formation and administration)
This position will support senior management and is administrative and diverse
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Government wants ‘a



better fix’ on BTC offer

FROM page 1B

Mr Smith added that “the
potential is there” to complete
the BTC privatisation before
Prime Minister Perry Christie
calls the general election, again
indicating that the issue was
now largely in the Cabinet’s
hands to decide whether to
accept Bluewater’s offer.

Apart from the direct costs
involved with the privatisation
process, the Bahamian economy
and residents have also lost out
in a much wider sense as a
result of failing to complete
BTC’s divestment earlier.

Value

To preserve BTC’s value for
privatisation, the Government
has restricted the small amount
of competition it has permitted
in the Bahamian telecoms mar-
ket, depriving consumers of
lower prices, better services and

more choice.

Several business sources have
suggested that the Government
would be unlikely to conclude
BTC's privatisation prior to the
election, due to the consider-
able number of votes bound up
in BTC's estimated 1200 work-
ers and their relatives. A pri-
vatisation, especially one that
resulted in redundancies, could
be unpopular at election time.

And there is still no guaran-
tee that the Government and
Bluewater will be able to reach
an agreement on BTC's pri-
vatisation, with a 49 per cent
stake in the telecoms incumbent

thought to have initially been

on the table. Yet the size of the
stake up for privatisation is still
unknown.

If talks with Bluewater break
down, then the Government is
likely to invite other interested
parties, such as Cable & Wire-
less, to begin due diligence on
BTC.

The Government has vested
the current privatisation process

with heavy secrecy, due in part
to the failed 'open beauty con-
test! method that was tried in
2003, when it decided none of
the three offers made for a 49
per cent stake in BTC matched
its own valuation.

Secrecy

The secrecy, and lack of
transparency when compared
to the previous process, has
caused some frustrations, not
only among other potential bid-
ders such as C&W but mem-
bers of the Bahamian financial

- community and some BTC

staff.

Several sources have ques-
tioned what benchmarks and
other offers the Government
and its negotiating team have
to compare Bluewater's offer
to, with some wondering
whether it is using as a yard-
stick the offers submitted by the
three finalists in the 2003
process.

BTC's financial and compet-



itive position has changed
markedly since that process,
due to factors such as the
entrance of IndiGo Networks
as its first legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and the further erosion
of long-distance revenues by
callback and Voice over Inter-
net Protocol (VoIP).

Bluewater seems to have
been a bid vehicle created
specifically for the purpose of
trying to buy into and privatise
BTC. It is likely to be backed by
private equity financing.

Among Bluewater's princi-
pals are Roger Ames, former
chairman and chief executive
of Warner Music Group, and
president of Warner Music
International from August 1999
to August 2004.

Also involved is the former
chief financial officer of a UK-
based cable operator called
NTL, John Gregg. He was for-
merly managing director of two
European broadband cable
operators, Cablecom GmbH
and iesy Hessen GmbH.

Bahamavention campaign raises Internet hits 48%

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the variety of the 700 Bahami-
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of a Bahamavention.

Mr Brinker used the new
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Erase incentives for small

foreign hotels, says official

FROM page 1B

_and some Bahamians, includ-

ing Callenders & Co attorney,
Fred Smith, have argued that
these boutique resorts are
intended to ensure the whole
development comes under the
umbrella of the Hotels Encour-
agement Act and other legisla-
tion, enabling these projects to
receive tax breaks and incen-

‘tives that exceed their econom-

ic contribution.

Mr Demeritte described the
Bahamas as being “ripe with
opportunities” for Bahamian
entrepreneurs, particularly over
the next five years, given the
almost $14 billion in foreign
direct investment projects tout-
ed by the Government.

He added that the Domestic
Investment Board’s role was to
unlock these opportunities, cre-

ating linkages between Bahami-
an companies and the major
resort projects, and smoothing
the permitting and approvals
process for domestic businesses.

The Bahamian economy’s
projected growth, Mr Demeritte
added, would act “as a magnet
for more foreign direct invest-
ment and further opportunities
for Bahamians”, especially
those who were “capable, will-
ing and prepared”.

The questions to be
answered, though, was: “Are
Bahamians fully up to. the task
of benefiting from this?” Mr
Demeritte said the projected
foreign direct investment
inflows and increased competi-
tion that this nation was facing
globally were “the best area to
test the mettle of the Bahamian
people”.

He added that the Domestic
Investment Board, “for the past







NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NISHEL IGNASE OF P.O.BOX
F-1954, HANNA HILL, EIGHT MILE ROCK, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 23RD day of
JANAUARY, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MYRLINDA MILFORT OF
MINNIE STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a. citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration’ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts



eight weeks”, had been search-
ing for Bahamians who could
build a multi-storey cap park
next to the East Street Post
Office, providing parking facil-
ities to serve a downtown Nas-
sau desperately short on this,
especially with the proposed
Master Plan for its. redevelop-
ment.

Mr Demeritte said the
Domestic Investment Board
had received a large number of
applications, requests and ideas
submitted to it over the past
four months, a number of them
coming from Bahamians living
in the US and Europe.

As an example of the need
for the Board to help build
bridges between Bahamians
and entrepreneurs, Mr
Demeritte recalled how three
young Bahamians met with him
two months ago to present plans
for'a hydroponic farming pro-
ject, which they estimated
would generate $30,000 in sales
every two to three months.

Hr recalled urging them to

think about how much more
this project could be, especially
if it was linked with supplying
food to a major resort project.
“The guys looked at me and
said: ‘Can we do that?’ I said:
“Yes, you can’.”

Mr Demeritte acknowledged
that the Bahamas Development
Bank needed to be “reengi-
neered” to meet the needs of
Bahamian businesses, .but said
further opportunities lay in pro-
viding infrastructure for major
resorts, wastewater treatment
and water supply.

He described as “a daunting
challenge” the need to reduce
the leakage of 85 per cent of
each tourism dollar spent in the
Bahamas by having more of the
services and goods purchased
by hotels sourced from compa-
nies in this nation.

If Bahamian companies were
able to. “grab 50 per cent, 20 per
cent of this, that is a huge num-
ber”, Mr Demeritte added.

“We need to stop talking and
start acting,” he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LANARK MEADOWS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 8th day of January 2007. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007, PAGE 9B

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Has a vacancy for (2) Positions
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Objectives: Responsible for selection, supervision, and development of staff
in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Job Summary:

- Development Management in Architecture and Construction understands
business goals.

- Twenty (20) years experience as Construction Industry and Resort
Design.

- Must be educated to at least dégree Jevel (MBA preferred) in either
Project Management of Quantity Surveying.

- Strong Leadership, management, and communication skills providing
the ability to work in a dynamic mult-functional matrix management
environment, as a “Team Player”. ;

- Experience in qualifying, contract negotiation, recommendation, and
administration of Professional and Contractor Agreements.

- Computer literacy on Microsoft office products.

- Successful candidate will be reporting directly to the board of directors
and therefore must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
In-depth monthly reporting will be required ‘

1-Quantity Surveyor \

- A full time management position for a qualified and experienced Quantity
Surveyor.” .

- Must have experience in high end residential developments.

- Commercial/hotel experience preferred.

- Computer literacy on Microsoft office products

- Five (5) years experience as Quantity Surveyor

Please send resumes to

Attn: Human Resources Department
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P.O. Box AB20571
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Fax: 242-367-2930





LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

SANDRE TRADING LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, SANDRE TRADING LIMITED, is in dissolution
as of January 18, 2007.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at
35A Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of January, Liquidator.

2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
J,..Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, .....Bahamas.

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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, KOREN TATUM
PIA BURROWS of Lyford Cay in the Western District of
New Providence, intend to change my name to KOREN
TATUM PIA BURROWS WILLIAMS. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
PO.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



Liquidator



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Legal Notice

NOTICE

(a) SILOM LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of the interna-
tional Business Companies Act 2000

KILCHBERG INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 22nd 2007
when its Artcles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 21st day of December 2006. The Liquidator is

Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

; (c) The Liquidator of the said compnay is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
Leading Ja West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas. P
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(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
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and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the. Liquidator of
the company or in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such debts are proved. :

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Tel +81-52-361-9949 Wwww.kan-de.co.jp
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January 23, 2007

STIAKIRA BURROWS

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ESLINE DELVA OF
EAST STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and -Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight









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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 16th day of January, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

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Bahamian firm gains

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT














Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers
of the Royal Island resort and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

BOAT CAPTAIN

Duties and Responsibilities























e Manage fleet of boats and related equipment.
e Coordinate and manage maintenance of boats
¢ Coordinate all water sport activities.
e Snorkeling
e Diving
¢ Flats and Deep Sea fishing
¢ Manage Staff of First Mates.
¢ Coordinate Safety of all boat patrons.

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have to
reside on Eleuthera or its surrounding area and
have a minimum of 10 years experience as a boat
captain. Must be familiar with the local waters
and the area around Royal Island. Must have
strong managerial and organizational skills in the
areas of personnel and boat operations. Must be
computer literate with strong written and verbal
communication skills.



Interested persons should submit their resumes
with cover letter to:

The H.2. Director —
GUWi '
P.O.Box N 1991
. Nassau Bahamas
Fax.to: (242) 356-4125
Or Emalltp* info@gomezcorp.com:.






if Bahamas) Limited thanks all
fr their interest» however only thosé
under consideration will be contacted.

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of
the Royal Island : resort and residential project, an
ultra-luxury resort and private club residential community
with private residences and club, 200 slip marina and
boutique hotel and, spa, and a golf course just off North
Eleuthera is seeking to employ a Married Couple with strong
managerial, operational and organizational skills in
‘managing resort properties to oversee all day to day
operations on the island.

Duties and Responsibilities

¢ Greeting potential members/buyers/investors

e Arranging. transportation, including airport, transfers, boats
and on -island vehicles

* Responsible for setting up guest relations, all staff training,
motivation and recruitment

¢ Manage local accommodations

¢ Upkeep of boat fleet

¢ Manage/coordinate all ocean/beach activities

¢ Manage guest inquiries and complaints in an efficient and
professional manner

¢ Once the Preview Village is completed this position will:

¢ Oversee operations
¢ Maid Service
' e Food/beverage
. * Beach activities
¢ Ocean activities
¢ General maintenance upkeep of premises
* Manage fitness; spa activities
¢ Assist in sales process

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a minimum
of 10 years experience in resort property management with
significant experience in the restaurant and spa industry,
including operations and maintenance of pool and spa
equipment. Must have strong managerial and organizational
skills in the areas of personnel and bugeting. Must be computer
literate with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover
letter to:
The H.R. Director
GCM
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@ gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for
their interest, however only those under consideration will
be contacted.

BUSINESS



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Cotton Bay contract

FROM page 1B

Mr Wilson added that there
were “very active discussions"
underway to determine which
company - also likely to be
Bahamian - will receive the
contract to install electricity
infrastructure at the tourism
project.

Speaking of the need to bal-

ance the pace of development

‘ with the readiness of the South

Eleuthera community, Wim
Steenbakkers, managing direc-
tor of Cotton Bay, said: "The
pace of construction is very,
very critical."

"The community needs to
grow with us," he said, adding
that this had been a problem in
other parts of the Bahamas,
including Exuma.

Mr Wilson said the Bahami-
an economy was "so hot right
now", with foreign investor

Roemer as)

Private club is seeking two (2) experienced
full-time sous chefs with a minimum of eight
(8) years experience in the culinary field. All

f standard diplomas from the Nassau Hotel Training fj}
| College are demanded. The applicants must have
extensive knowledge in management skills and
excellent levels of cooking skills. The positions |
to be filled are banquet sous chef and production
sous chef.

Interested persons should fax resumes to
362-6245 to the attention of:

THE DIRECTOR OF CUISINE

LYFORD CAY CLUB
LYFORD CAY DRIVE
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers

- of the Royal Island resort-and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

CHEF

Duties and Responsibilities

* Coordinate and manage multiple food venues.

e Coordinate and manage all food preparation
areas.

¢ Budgeting and purchasing of food supplies.

e Planning of meals for all food venues.

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have to
reside on Eleuthera or its surrounding area and
have a minimum of 10 years experience a four (4)
star restaurant cuisine and dining with significant
experience in the food industry. Must have experi-
ence in start up restuarant operation. Must have
strong managerial and organizational skills in the
areas of personnel and budgeting. Must be
computer literate with strong written and verbal
communication skills.

Interested persons should submit their resumes
with cover letter to:

The H.R. Director
GCM
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas

Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@ gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all
applicants for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.



confidence “run([ning] so
deep", that he has been
approached many by top glob-
al financial houses offering to
provide the financing to “accel-
erate the pace of develop-
ment" at Cotton Bay.

However, Mr Wilson said he
turried down their offers for
the reasons outlined by Mr
Steenbakkers.

Mr Wilson added that
Eleuthera Properties expects
the Cotton Bay development
to act as a catalyst for infra-
structural improvements on
Eleuthera, "dramatically
increasing the viability" of set-
tlements such as Rock Sound
and Tarpum Bay, and enabling
them to receive potable water:

There is currently a “gap in
















supervision.







PROGRESSIVE SERVICE ORIENTED COMPANY
LOOKING FOR A»
PARTS &SERVICE COORDINATOR

| Extensive background in managing an OEM Heavy
Truck Service / Parts facility a must. Background in
Parts and Service management & coordination required
7 ona daily basis. Must be able to effectively administer
all facits of business. Minimurn of 10 years experience
preferred. Good people skills a must. Must have prior
experience in parts order entry and supervising
employees. Computer skills required on daily basis.

| Must be self motivated and work with little or no

Competitive Wages

We thank ail applicants, however, only candidates to be
interviewed will be contacted.

Please hand deliver resumes and references to:

Bahamas Mack Truck Sales Ltd.
Oakes Field :
P.O. Box N44
Nassau, Bahamas

the water distribution net-.
work”, he explained.

Claiming that the develop-:
ment has already had an “awe-
some" impact on the Eleuthera
economy, Mr Wilson said there

was “evidence of businesses -
being opened and evidence of °
other businesses expanding”. .

Eleuthera Properties has -

hosted classes in business and
entrepeneurship for Eleuther-
ans, to help ensure Bahamians
are equipped to “take advan-
tage of the opportunities" that .
the development will open up:
to them.

"A multiplier effect of what

we do will be felt by many, °

many people becoming entre-
peneurs, not just through who
we employ," Mr Wilson added. |






Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited

INVITATION FOR
EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers
of the Royal Island resort and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

¢ Director of Design

¢ Exterior Relations

e Project Managers

e Project Engineers

¢ Genaral Superintendents

e Superintendents

e Assistant Superintendents

e Electrical Construction Managers
¢ Mechanical Construction Managers
¢ Office Engineers

e Manager of Quality Control

e Inspectors

Over 20 postions are to filled. All positions
require successful applicants to reside at North

Eleuthera or vicinity.

Interested persons should submit their resumes

with cover letter to:

%

The H.R. Director
GCM
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas

Fax to: (242) 356-4125

Or Email to: info@ gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all
applicants for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.



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Concerns over United States
passports ‘misinformation’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

ith today marking the imple-
mentation of the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initia-

tive (WHTI) deadline, requiring US res-
idents to have passports to secure reen-
try, a senior US Embassy official said he
hopes common sense will be applied to
Americans already in the Bahamas who
may not have the necessary documents.

Addressing a security protocol master
class at National Tourism Week, Dr
Brent Hardt, the US charge d’affaires,
said that as the requirements come into
effect, some adjustments will have to
be made.

“Today, we had a case where some
Americans went to Abaco and they did
not have passports. They were told that
they would have to leave by tomorrow
[today] or they would be in trouble,”
he said.

“We certainly don’t want to encour-
age Bahamian authorities to do any-
thing that would harm their tourism by
too vigorously enforcing our standards
here, but I think that obviously there is
a certain amount of flexibility that will
be demonstrated as this comes into
place... not a lot, but some that will
apply to a common sense standard.

“Obviously, the airlines will have to
make the decision with whom they



board and what they need, but from our
perspective you will see a moderate
amount of flexibility to accommodate
travel.”

Vernice Walkine, director-general at
the Ministry of Tourism, added that dis-
cretion will lie with the airline agents
and ticketing agents, particularly on
the Family Islands, which do not have
pre-clarence facilities.

Ms Walkine said: “I have to tell you
that is a concern for us, because we have
also gotten reports recently about some
airline ticketing agents in originating
cities in the United States telling their
passengers that they also need visas to
come to the Bahamas.

“J think there is some misinformation
out there that needs to be clarified,
because they absolutely refuse to board
certain individuals who have a passport,
but because they didn’t have a visa for
the Bahamas, they were told that they
couldn’t travel.

“There is a lot of work that needs to
be done and a lot of information needs
to be gotten out there. So, that is our
concern, the degree to which the right
information is getting out so the con-
sumer knows what they are required to
have even if the ticket agent doesn’t.”

Ms Walkine said the Ministry of
Tourism was trying to correct that infor-
mation with the relevant airline com-
panies.

Bahamas wastes 60 per

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas wastes about 60 per
cent of the cost of electricity it con-
sumes, the Cape Eleuthera Institute’s
director of systems said yesterday,
adding that the challenge was for this
nation to reshape and reengineer its
economy to extract value from waste
and inefficiency.

Jack Kenworthy told.a National —
Tourism week master class that



Eleuthera consumed 4.562 million gal-
lons of diesel fuel every year to gen-
erate electricity supply for the entire
island, yet it received at most 20-30
per cent of its value.

Fuel

The fuel cost some $8 million to pur-
chase, but Mr Kenworthy said: “We
waste about 60 per cent of what we
consume. We pay 60 per cent for
something we don’t get value from.



@ DR BRENT HARDT, the United States charge d’affaires



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cent of electricity usage

It’s a little bit hard to swallow.”

Eleuthera consumers paid $0.28 per —

kilowatt hour for their electricity, but
Mr Kenworthy said the 60 per cent
wastage figure applied to the rest of
the world, although the Bahamas’ rel-
atively high operating costs made it
higher for this nation. He added that
about half the 60 per cent was lost
from transmitting electricity down the
power lines, while another 20 per cent
was lost through heating hot water in
the home - the “number two consumer








of electricity in our homes”.

“These inefficiencies cost people
more money,” Mr Kenworthy said.
“How do we find value that We can
extract from these inefficiencies?”

Research in the US had found that
38 per cent of US travellers were pre-
pared to pay more for their vacation if
the resort or destination was eco-
friendly, Mr Kenworthy said, showing
why the Bahamian tourism industry
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â„¢ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

JERMAINE ‘Choo Choo’
Mackey said he worked too
hard to get the World Boxing
Council's ‘CABOFE

‘(Caribbean Boxing Federa-

tion Championship) super
middleweight title to let it get
away from him.

On Thursday, February | at
Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym, Mack-
ey will put his title on the line
as he takes on Anibal ‘El
Olimpico’ Acevedo from
Puerto Rico in the 12-round
main event of the First Class
Promotions’ first profession-
al boxing show for the year.

“Training has been going
good. I’m staying focussed and
working on my hand speed,”
said Mackey, during a train-
ing session yesterday at the
National Boxing Gym.

“All it is, is just staying
focussed in the gym and fight-
ing better opponents. So I'm
just putting it all out because I

want to get that Commion-:

wealth title shot and a world
title shot.”

Working

Near flawless last year — los-
ing one fight for the first time
in his young career —- Mackey
said he’s working extremely
hard because he knows that
the road won’t get any easier.

“I’m just working harder
because I have to get better
opponents to get that title
shot,” he insisted. “I can’t
expect to just fight bums and
expect to get a title shot.

“So it’s all about improving
yourself and hopefully be in
a position whenever the oppo-
nent comes for me to get a big
title shot.”

Mackey’s trainer Ray Minus
Jr said he likes the champi-
on’s work ethic and his desire
to be the best super mid-
dleweight in the world.

“He’s looking good, he’s
focussed and he’s in great
shape,” Minus Jr. said. “His
technique is improving and

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Choo
keep



we’re working on shortening
and speeding up his punches
more. ,

“So we're definitely working
on speed and power and
counter-punching. We’re try-

ing to be more accurate with.

the counter-punching. So as
Choo Choo attempted to



MIAMI HERALD SPORTS

counter-punch in the past, it
was a little wild. But we're try-
ing to get him to be more
direct and straight.”

Minus Jr., who has been in °
this position a number of

times when he was actively
boxing, said Mackey is very
focussed and eagerly looking

forward to successfully
defending his title.

“He’s taking on a much
tougher fighter from Puerto
Rico, who is 14-4-1. He’s a
tough competitor,” said Minus
Jr. of Acevedo. “He has more
experience than Choo Choo
with 19 fights.










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“Choo Choo only has 13
fights right now with 12 wins
and one loss. But he’s defend-
ing his title. He has a great
challenge ahead of him.

“But if he can win this fight
impressively, his ratings will
go up tremendously. He’s
really not that far fron being

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~~ SPORTS INSIDE
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ranked in the top 20 in the
world. He’s currently in the
top 50. But this opponent will
definitely improve his rank-
ing,” Minus Jr. summed up.

Mackey said he just wants
to encourage the public to
come out and watch him put
ona show.



@ TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

JUST two weeks into the indoor
season and four Bahamians have
already secured their spot for the
NCAA Indoor championships by sur-
passing the meet’s provisional times
and distances.

Since the championships aren’t
scheduled until March, at the Uni-
versity of Arkansas (Razorback),
Andretti Bain, Aymara Albury,
Shamar Sands and Bianca Stuart will
turn their focus on achieving the
championship’s automatic times and
distances.

Bain, a senior at the Oral Roberts
University, got his first feel of the
Razorback track this weekend domi-
nating the men’s 400m at the Razor-
back Invitational. His time, recorded
at 47.10 seconds, was the best overall
time.

Another Bahamian competing in
the meet and the 400m event was

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Jacobi Mitchell, who clocked 48.77
seconds to win his heat but finished
14th overall.

In the 200m Bain would have to
settle for fourth spot for collegiate
athletes and the sixth ranking in the
overall meet.

Time

His time in this event was 21.72 sec-
onds. The top time was posted by
Lashawn Merritt, representing Nike,
in 20.71 seconds Kyle Farmer was sec-
ond in 21.35 seconds and Jamel Ash-
ley of Reebok was third in 21.46 sec-
onds.

College wise Delwayne Delaney of
TCU turned in the best time of 21.48
seconds, Marcus Pugh of Oklahoma
was second in 21.52 seconds and
Ravyn Hayward third of Northwest-
ern State in 21.61 seconds. Mitchell
also tried his hand at the event but

was disqualified — he was running out
of heat two.



At the same meet Sasha Rolle was
third in the women’s 400m. She ran
out of heat two and clocked 55.35 sec-
onds for a seventh place overall.

The top four times in this event
were all provisional markings and
were turned in by Nina Gilbert 53.29
seconds, Tominque Boatright of
Arkansas 53.98 seconds, Ajoke Odu-
mosu of South Alabama 54.14 sec-
onds and Jessica Cousins of Arkansas
54.22 seconds.

In the women’s 60m dash, Alexan-
dria Oembler just missed out on
advancing to the second round after
clocking 7.91 seconds. The time
placed her in the third spot in her
heat. Teammate Leneice Rolle was
eighth in heat four in a time of 8.90
seconds,

Razorback representative Tia
Thompson will have to watch the
finals of the 60m hurdles after false
starting in the preliminaries. Oem-
bler, who also competed in the event,
finished second in heat four, qualify-
ing for the second round. In the finals





Oembler finished fourth in 8.71 sec-
onds.

Opening this season on a high note
is something Albury is looking for-
ward to and she is already on the right
track.

Besides the provisional marking,
Albury set a new meet record at the
Clemson Invitational 1 in the women’s

shot put.
Throw

She opened up the event with a
throw of 15.17m to secure a spot in
the event finals, but came back to
have a best of 15.40m. Finishing in
second was Khadisha Talley of Miami
in 14.70m.

In the weight throw, Albury was
third with a best of 18.04m. The win-
ner was Della Clarke of Clemson with
20.16, followed by Talley in 19.06m.

Also making an impressive showing
at the meet was Sands of Auburn
University.



In his comeback year, Sands ran a
time of 7.81 seconds in the 60m hur-
dles to head into the finals with the
top time. In the finals he clocked 7.88
seconds to lead all times and team-
mate Ty Akins who finished up in
second with 8.02 seconds and Brent
LaRue of Wake Forest in 8.10 sec-
onds.

Bianca Stuart would dominate the
women’s long jump at the Southern
Illinois Saluski.

Stuart also met the provisional
marks for the indoor championships
with a best leap of 6.17m. The provi-
sional mark was set at 6.10m with the
automatic marker at 6.40m

At the Central Missouri Invitation-
al Kenton Taylor of Missouri Baptist
qualified for the finals of the 60m
after clocking 8.66 seconds.

In the finals Taylor would clock
8.51 seconds to finish second behind
teammate Gentell Skyes 8.18 seconds.
In the triple jump, Taylor would
finish up in 11th spot with a best
12.71m.



PAGE 2E, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

TRIBUNE SPORTS





Nadal hardly gets —
away Scot-free at
Australian Open

@ TENNIS
MELBOURNE, Australia
Associated Press

RAFAEL NADAL final-
ly got to see how he holds
up against a guy who can
also beat Roger Federer.

And when his night’s
work was done — well past
midnight — he understood
what he had agcomplished
against Andy Murray.

“Tt was a very, very, very
important match for me,
very tough,” Nadal said.
“Andy was playing at an
unbelievable level. He’s
very smart on court, for
sure.” :

For four sets there was lit-
tle to separate the two. But
Nadal outlasted the 19-year-
old Scotsman, twice rallying
from a set down to win 6-7
(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and
reach the Australian Open
quarterfinals.

After crunching a back-
hand pass on his second
match point, Nadal dropped
to his stomach and stretched
face down. He got up and
bowed to the crowd, It was
1:50 a.m, Tuesday, and time
to get some rest,

Nadal, who has been
ranked No. 2 to Federer
every week since July 2005,
had to fend off 10 break
points in the last two sets as
Murray’s calculated, all-or-
nothing game started failing
in the almost four-hour
match:

Federer lost only five of
97 matches last year: Nadal
was responsible for four of
those — all in finals — and
Murray pulled an upset at
Cincinnati that ended the ;
Swiss star’s 55-match win-
ning streak in North Ameri-
ca.
“All the.time I was trying
my best, trying to fight for
every point,” Nadal said. “I
needed one match like this
against a big player.” j

Murray said the fourth- i

-*. round match was the best

he’s ever played.

“I probably played better

today than-the day that.I..
” won against.Federer,” he
said. “As I'said, a couple i
. points here or there, it could ;
have been a different out-
come.” i

Nadal next faces No. 10
Fernando Gonzalez, who.
beat fifth-seeded James
Blake 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Nadal will need to win that
and a semifinal to have any
chance’ef a shot at Federer,
the defending champion. ©

The men’s quarters start
Tuesday, with Federer tak-
ing on No. 7 Tommy Robre-
do of Spain and sixth-seed-
ed Andy Roddick playing
friend and former house-
mate Mardy Fish,

In the women’s quarters,
Nicole Vaidisova and Lucie
Safarova meet in an all
Czech match, and seven-
time Grand Slam champion
Serena Williams takes on
Shahar Peer of Israel. ©

Vaidisova, a French Open
semifinalist seeded 10th, is
the highest ranked woman
in the bottom half of the
draw now that 70th-ranked
Safarova upset defending -
champion Amelie Maures-
mo and No. 16 Peer beat
No, 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Top-seeded Maria Shara-
-. pova downed No, 22 Vera
Zvonareva 7-5, 6-4 Monday
and will play another Russ-
ian in the quarterfinal after
12th-seeded Ana Chakve-
tadze beat No. 8 Patty
Schnyder 6-4, 6-1.

“I thought I played a lot
better today than in the pre-
vious rounds,” Sharapova
said. “But I will definitely
have to step it up again.”

No. 4 Kim Clijsters and
three-time champion Marti-
na Hingis will meet in the
‘quarters for the second
straight year. Clijsters end-
ed Hingis’ remarkable
comeback in her first major
after three years on the
sidelines last year, when the
former No. 1 player started
with a ranking of No. 341,

This time, Clijsters is
thinking retirement. The 23-
year-old Belgian wants to.
start a family and has said
she’ll quit the tour at the
end of the season.

She beat No. 15 Daniela
Hantuchova 6-1, 7-5, while
Hingis took awhile to figure
out 19th-seeded Li Na en
route to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victo-
ry. After losing the first set,
Hingis decided it was time
to just keep the ball in play.
_ The strategy worked — Li
kept going for her shots and
finished with 69 unforeed
errors to eight for Hingis.

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Combine offers kids
a sporting chance

@ By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Re orter



FRANK Rutherford is on a mission
to assist local Bahamian athletes in
securing collegiate scholarships.

Under the auspices of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Housing, Ruther-
ford will host the first annual Mega
Malt National Combine, this Saturday
at Goodman’s Bay.

The programme, designed by
Rutherford, aims to recruit young men
and women between the ages of 11-
17, for the Frank Rutherford Elite

Athletic Development (FREAD) pro-

gramme, based in Houston, Texas.
This programme, established by

Rutherford in the early 1990’s has been

a great success, with top names like
Tonique Williams Darling, Dennis
Darling, Devard Darling, Jeremy Barr

and Ian Symonette benefitting from.

it,

Currently, Rutherford has eight high’

school athletes in his programme — all

being heavily recruited by top colleges

and universities,

Rutherford said: “This is something
that has been a long awaited pro-
gramme in my mind. I don’t think
there is a formal process that we have
in the country where we can access
the talent level outside of the kids get-
ting involved in programmes.

“The combine is for kids who has
never played sports before and for



“The combine is for kids who has
never played sports before and for
those who recently started out. So I
encourage coaches, parents to bring
out their children, especially those
that have an extraordinary size and
build, to come out.” | f



encourage
coaches, parents to bring out their chil-
dren, especially those that have an
extraordinary size and build, to come
out, aia

“The combine is going to give all
the kids an opportunity to come out.
We are going to test their skills, take
their height, weight, vertical jump,
standing long jump and hand and eye
coordination, This is a way we will use
to try and encourage them, but our
main purpose is to find at least 30-50
kids that have the athletic size and
ability to send off to high school in
June.” :

According to Rutherford, his mes-
sage boxes are filled to capacity from
high school coaches looking to recruit
young Bahamian athletes, ,

Rutherford, who lives in the Texas

those who recently started out. So I

Pakistan wins

second test



as



gainst South
| wickets; ties

series at 1-1

m CRICKET
PORT ELIZABETH,
South Africa
Associated Press

YOUNIS KHAN and

Kamran Akmal put on a 99-
run unbroken stand Monday
for Pakistan to win the sec-
ond test by five wickets and
tie the three-match series
against South Africa at 1-1.

Coming together at 92-5,
Younis finished on 67 not out
and Akmal hit nine bound-
aries in his unbeaten 57 as
Pakistan reached 191-5
before tea on the fourth day
at St. George's Park, —

“We lost it on the first
day," South African captain
Graeme Smith said. "We
played some very good crick-
et to keep ourselves in the
game as long as we did, and
to give ourselves as much
chance as we did of winning
the game. When they needed
90 with five wickets in hand,
we had as much chance as
they did.

“We created a lot of
chances, and the guys really
showed a lot of character
they gave it their all today,
and you cant ask for more
than that. But all credit ta
Pakistan it was a well-
deserved victory. I think from
day one, they were ahead in
the game."

Resuming on 8-0, Pakistan
stumbled to 48-3. Imran
Farhat (7) was caught by

Jacques Kallis in the slips off «

Makhaya Ntini and Yasir
Hameed was run out by
Andre Nel while going for an
unlikely single. —
Mohammad Hafeez (32)

was out leg-before-wicket off

a delivery from Shaun Pol-
lock. ;
Khan and Yousuf stabi-
lized the innings with an
undefeated 30-run partner-
ship as Pakistan scored 70
runs off 26 overs to finish the
morning session on 78-3.
Nine runs later, Moham-
mad Yousuf was caught by

Herschelle Gibbs off the
bowling of Pollock for 18.

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq
(1) was then out Ibw to Ntini
and it looked like South
Africa would shortly clinch
the test. But the sixth-wicket
stand between Younis and
Akmal steered Pakistan to a
series-leveling victory in just
19 overs.

“It's never easy for a sub-
continent side to win in
South Africa, so it's very
important for us," Inzamam
said.

Pollock took two for 47
and'Ntini finished with two
for 50. South Africa had
scored 331 in its second
innings. Pakistan was dis-
missed in its first innings for
a in reply to South Africa's

24

The third test starts Friday
in Capé Town, but Smith is
unsure if Ntini or Pollock will
play.

"It's a massive call to go
into a test match without
both of them," he said, "But
they are on their last legs. I
can see that they're giving
their all, but there's not a lot
left in the tank, When we fin-
ish this test series, we go
straight into the one-day
series, and then straight to
the World Cup."

Inzamam wouldn't com-
ment on reports that Shoaib
Akhtar had appeared before
an internal disciplinary hear-
ing and had been fined after
an altercation with coach
Bob Woolmer on Saturday.

"It's an internal matter, so

‘I'm not going to comment,"

Inzamam said. ©

@ PAKISTAN'S batsman
Kamran Akmal, right, and
Younis Khan, left, celebrate
their victory in the second
Test match against South
Africa in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa, Monday, Jan.
22, 2007. Pakistan won the
Test by five wickets at tea
time,

(AP Photo/Obed Zilwa)

' Frank Rutherford

area, is currently working with five
high schools in the state, which are
looking for more than 20-35 Bahamian
athletes.

The combine programme, which will
start at 9am on Saturday morning, will
introduce athletes to the fundamen-
tals of basketball and football.

Conducting the combine will be Bob
Stoops of University of Oklahoma,
Tony Fitzpatrick of University of
Houston, Les Miles of Louisiana State
University and Mario Cristobal of Uni-
versity of Miami.

Rutherford said: “I would like to
stress to the parents and coaches who
have a child or athletes that are tall,
but not at the level the other athletes
are, at to bring them out. “

. *The child doesn’t have to be th
best, better yet this could be their first



time on the athletic end, I want the
couch potatoes who aren’t looking to
join teams. *

“T want to give everyone a fair
chance and to get a bettcr feel of the
young giants walking around here —
give them a chance.” ©

Rutherford is hoping the combine
can attract some 100-150 persons.

He added that the programme
would not be successful without the
support of the sponsors.

“The sponsors play a big role and I
will like to publicly thank them for
their help,” he said.





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. “Wow. ” This was one. This felt epic.



AFC title game
will be a tough
act to follow:

NDIANAPOLIS — This was is the 2

I Super Bowl without theRoman
numerals. These werethe best
two.teams and the best two quarter-

- backs fashioning the best game
-maybethe best NFL playoffgame —s_—y
ever, This made you fall in love with ~~





. thrilled you were here. The game —
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ing 21-3 on Sunday

SUPER.

~ BOWL night, then forging

GLANCE: __ simply the greatest
10 ~.comebackinthe
league’s champion-

. ship game history.
Peyton Manning, finally outdu

‘nemesis Tom Brady, finally reaching
- aSuper Bowl, in a galactic air show
- that humbled the postgame firewor
and the booming cannons as blu
and silver confetti. os
“We wanted to keep it microns
__ and be sure this was an instant clas- ;
__ sic,” Manning said. -
__ _It was that. Some games, some ‘hie oo
- ishes, j just afew, are ableto penetrate _
the hard shell of a long-time, cynical
_ journalist and just make him say, —



__ After Chicago won the NFC title in
- an anticlimactic rout over visiting _

New Orleans earlier in the day, this _
AFC finale lived up to and exceeded |

"all billing.

The Colts never led Sings anal cee
: the final score burned onto the s score-
board with precisely one minuteto
_ play and the dome filled with sonic _
bedlam, a city celebrating its first _
_ Super Bowl appearance since inherit- _
ing the Colts from Baltimore in 1984.
Rookie Joseph Addai had burst3
yards up the middle to cap a precision |
80-yard drive, with Manning the mae- _
_ stro as much as the quarterback. —

__ MONKEY OFF HIS BACK? a
Brady still had that minute left, and _

two timeouts, of course. The electric -
_ crowd literally was buzzing. No one
sat. A sea of dark blue jerseys and a
_ whipping blizzard of white towels.
Indy fans hadn’t cheered a home vic-

' tory over New England since 2000.

And Brady drove his Patriots —

Ae who had won three of the previous
__ five Super Bowls — to the Colts’ 45

before defensive back Marlin Jackson _

-. made the interception that ended the

‘titanic | ‘game and lifted, for good, the
never-been-to-a-Super-Bowl burden —
_ from Manning.

“Aww, I don’t get into monkeys
Le ‘and vindication and all that. I don’t -
play that card,” Manning said in his —

a comfortable New Orleans drawl.

- That last 80-yard drive, though.
‘That v was vintage, if not vindication; it
_ already was drawing comparisons to _
_ John Elway and “The Drive.” Man-
ning would pass for 349 yards, though ©
_ his passer rating of 79.1 was mortal.

_ That drive, though. It was all that mat-
_ tered.

“I just know those are Ain opportu-
nities to play quarterback,” Manning
said. “I said a little prayer there on
that last drive. I don’t know if you’re
supposed to pray for stuff like that,
but I said a little prayer.”

_ CAN HE BE SUPER NOW?

Only half of the burden has lifted _
from Manning, of course. Getting toa
Super Bowl is not enough to satisfy
history or one’s own soul if you don’t
leave with a ring. Ask Dan Marino, the
man Manning is most compared to in
the category of the greatest quarter-
backs missing only one thing.

With Indy down so deeply for so
long Sunday, reputations threatened

- to harden. Brady would be gilded fur-
_ ther in gold, and Manning deeper in
doubt.

Brady had owned Manning in the
postseason, where everything is mag-
nified, Fear. Opportunity. Everything.

It all changed as Manning led the
comeback and that ultimate winning
drive. Brady doesn’t lose the gold
edge now, but Manning picks up a lit-
tle of that sweet dust at last. .

He’d always been the star quarter-
back of the prolific stats and the play-

_ off spiats. Now he gets to be the SHR
Bowl quarterback.
Finally.




BY ALAN ROBINSON
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin,
the defensive coordinator of the
Minnesota Vikings, was hired by
the Pittsburgh Steelers — the first
black head coach in the team’s 74-
year history.

He accepted the job Sunday
night and the ‘hiring was
announced Monday. He was nego-
tiating a four-year contract
expected to pay him about $2.5 mil-
lion a year.

Tomlin, the team’s third coach
in 38 years, was hired on the same
day two black coaches made the
Super Bow] for the first time: Lovie
Smith in Chicago and Tony Dungy
in Indianapolis. Tomlin was once
an assistant under Dungy in
Tampa Bay. Tomlin also may have
benefited from the NFL’s so-called
Rooney Rule. Steelers owner Dan

Parcells leaves
coaching after
19-year career

: BY JAIME ARON

Associated Press

IRVING, Texas — Bill Parcells
retired from coaching Monday,
leaving the Dallas Cowboys after
four years without a playoff vic-
tory and just two weeks after a
stinging wild-card loss to Seattle.

During a 19-year career that also
included coaching the New York

Giants, New England Patriots and

New York Jets, Parcells made it to
three Super Bowls, winning twice
with the Giants.

In his last try, the Cowboys

. blew a chance to beat the Sea-

hawks when Pro Bowl quarterback
Tony Romo botched a hold on a
short field goal with a little more
than a minute left.

Parcells goes out having lost
four of his final five games, includ-
ing the last three. His announce-
ment came 16 days after the loss at
Seattle. “I am retiring from coach-
ing football,” Parcells said in a
statement.

“I want to thank Jerry Jones and
Stephen Jones for their tremen-
dous support over the last four
years. Also, the players, my coach-
ing staff and others in the support
group who have done so much to
help. Dallas is a great city and the
Cowboys are an integral part of it. I
am hopeful that they are able to go
forward from here.”

The announcement came in a
morning e-mail. There were no
immediate plans for a news confer-
ence.

“T am in good health and feel
lucky to have been able to coach in
the NFL for an extended period of
time,” Parcells said. “I leave the
game and the NFL with nothing
but good feelings and gratitude to

BY PAUL ALEXANDER
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia —
James Blake refused to make
excuses. He played well; Fernando
Gonzalez was simply too good.

The 10th-seeded Gonzalez
ended No. 5 Blake’s hopes of reach-
ing the Australian Open quarterfi-
nals, carving out a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
victory on Monday in a display of

high-quality tennis.

“I’m sure there’s a million rea-
sons, a million excuses I could
come up with,” a disappointed
Blake said. “He played better than
me today. Served better, returned
better. There were a few points
there I’d love to have over again,
but that’s the way it goes. He
played great on the big points.”

Gonzalez, of Chile, will next

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007 -




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PRO FOOTBALL | PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Tomlin replaces Cowher as coach



ANDREW RUSH/AP

HISTORICAL HIRING: Mike Tomlin
is the first black head coach in
Pittsburgh Steelers’ history.

Rooney successfully lobbied in
2002 for a rule that requires all
NFL teams to interview minority
candidates for coaching jobs.
After a successful first season as
Minnesota’s defensive coordinator,
Tomlin’s name was one of about a
dozen on a list of qualified minor-
ity candidates given to Rooney at a

mid-December meeting in New

York. Rooney is the chairman of
the NFL’s committee on workplace
diversity.

The intent of the Rooney Rule
was to give coaches such as Tom-
lin a forum to display their creden-
tials. And Tomlin was chosen

_ largely because of the motivation,

enthusiasm and organizational
skills he showed in two strong
interviews with Rooney, team
president Art Rooney II and direc-
tor of football operations Kevin
Colbert.

“It’s humbling,” Tomlin bad last
week of being in the running for
one of the most high-profile jobs in
pro sports. “These are great foot-
ball people. I’ve got a great deal of
respect for what they do and what
they’ve done.”

Tomlin’s hiring completed a
2'2-week search in which he was

initially viewed as an unlikely
choice behind perceived front-
runners Ken Whisenhunt and Russ .
Grimm, but Whisenhunt later
accepted the Arizona Cardinals’
job.

Bears defensive coordinator
Ron Rivera, the other finalist with
Grimm and Tomlin, did not get a
second interview because the
Steelers would have had to wait
until Feb. 5 to meet with him again.
Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey,
recommended by former coach
Bill Cowher, also didn’t get a sec-
ond interview.

Tomlin will be the fourth con-
secutive Steelers coach who was a
defensive assistant coach in his 30s
with another ‘team before being
hired by them. Bill Austin was 37
when he was chosen in 1966, as
was Chuck Noll in 1969. Cowher
was 34 in 1992.



PRO FOOTBALL | BILL PARCELLS RETIRES



Tuna surprise |

RON JENKINS/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

OFF INTO THE SUNSET: Bill Parcells walks off the field in Seattle after what turned out to be his final
game as an NFL coach. Parcells’ Cowboys lost that playoff game 21-20 on Jan. 6 and on Monday
he retired, saying ‘| am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for
an extended period of time.’ Parcells had a career record of 183-138-1 and won two Super Bowls.

all the players, coaches and other
people that have assisted me in
that regard.”

Known best for a_ gruff
demeanor and colorful quotes, Par-
cells leaves with the ninth-most
victories in NFL history and a
career record. of 183-138-1.

He was 34-32 in Dallas, includ-
ing 0-2 in the postseason. He had
one year left at more than $5 mil-
lion on a contract extension signed
last January.

Before joining the Cowboys,
Parcells led the Giants to Super
Bowl victories after the 1986 and
00 seasons, got the Patriots to a
Super Bow] and took the Jets to the
AFC title game.

He gave up a job in television to
return to the sideline in Dallas,

energized by the challenge of
restoring glory to “America’s
Team.”

While he detainee left the
Cowboys ‘better than he found
them, his tenure ultimately may be
remembered for the lack of a play-
off victory. Dallas hasn’t won a
postseason game since 1996, easily
the longest skid in the history of

the franchise that’s been to a’

record eight Super Bowls.

Thus, Parcells’ legacy with the
Cowboys can be framed this way:
Instead of joining Tom Landry,

Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer.

as coaches who led them to cham-
pionships, he leaves lumped with
Chan Gailey and Dave Campo as
the only ones who didn’t.

“I did the best I could,” Parcells

TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Blake out; Clijsters, Hingis to meet

face second-seeded Rafael Nadal,
who outlasted No. 15 Andy Murray
6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

“It was a very, very, very impor-
tant match for me, very tough,”
Nadal said. “Andy was playing at
an unbelievable level. He’s very
smart on court, for sure.”

On the women’s side, fourth-
seeded Kim Clijsters beat No. 15
Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 7-5 after
dropping only nine games in her

first three matches. She next faces:

off-court friend Martina Hingis,
the three-time champion here who
struggled before dispatching 19th-
seeded Li Na 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

“It’s always a pleasure to play
her again here,” Clijsters said.
“She’s just a great champion.”

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova
had to work hard to get past No. 22



MARK BAKER/AP

JUST NOT HIS DAY: James Blake
shows his frustration during
Monday’s fourth-round loss.

Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-4 in an all-
Russian match and plays another
Russian in the quarterfinals —

said following the 21-20 playoff
loss in Seattle. “But it wasn’t quite
good enough.”

This past season, Parcells also
had to endure the constant dramas
that came with coaching Terrell
Owens. With Parcells gone, there
may be d better chance that Owens
returns in 2007.

Before Jerry Jones starts think-
-ing about that, he’ll have to find the
seventh coach in team history.

‘If Jones wants a proven com-
modity, he might go after Tennes-
see’s Jeff Fisher or Bill Cowher,
who recently resigned as coach of
the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both are
under contract for 2007, which
means their teams would get com-
pensation in addition to the mas-
sive salaries they would command.

in quarters

12th-seeded Ana Chakvetadze, a
6-4, 6-1 winner over No. 8 Patty
Schnyder. —

“T thought I played a lot better
today than in the previous rounds,”
Sharapova said. “But I will defi-
nitely have to step it up again.”

Tommy Haas ended eighth-
seeded David Nalbandian’s endur-
ance run, advancing to the quarter-
finals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 vic-
tory. Haas will next play
third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko,
who dropped a set for the first time
in the tournament before beating
No. 13 Tomas Berdych 5-7, 6-4, 6-1,
7-6 (7-5).

Nalbandian twice rallied from
two sets down and saved match
points in earlier rounds, but ran
out of gas after taking the first set
against the 12th-ranked Haas.



”

_ INTERNATIONAL EDITION MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERALD

SOCCER I PRO FOOTBALL d aS

4E | TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

SOCCER







Onyewu on way to Chelsea?

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Oguchi Onyewu could be
heading to Chelsea.

The two-time defending
Premier League champions
are looking to sign the 24-
year-old from Olney, Md., dur-
ing the January transfer win-
dow. Onyewu, a member of
last year’s U.S. World Cup
team, has been with Belgium’s
Standard Liege since the
2004-05 season, and British
media reported Monday. that
the 6-foot-4 defender could
cost Chelsea $3.95 million.

“There is truth in regard to
Chelsea,” said his agent, Will
Sherling.

Chelsea, in second place
and six points behind Man-
chester United, has struggled
defensively in recent games.
French champion Lyon also
has been in discussions with
Onyewu, who recently’turned
down an offer from Fulham.

“[Lyon] wants to sign the
player. They want to do the
deal, but they want him to stay
at Liege until the end of the
summer,” Sherling said.

Onyewu had been set to
join fellow Americans Brian
McBride, Carlos Bocanegra
and Clint Dempsey at Ful-
ham earlier this month in a
$1.96 million transfer.

“We had a good offer from
Fulham for him, and we

SPORTS ROUNDUP



WILL SHILLING/AP
AT A HEFTY PRICE: Oguchi
Onyewu, front, could cost
Chelsea $3.95 million.

agreed with Liege for a fee, but
the player didn’t agree to go,”
Sherling said.

Whether Onyewu joins
Chelsea may depend on the
amount of playing time he can
expect. He turned down a
move to Real Madrid earlier
this season.

“When Madrid made a bid

for him, it was not necessarily:

with him coming as a first-
choice defender,” Sherling
said. “I don’t know if that’s the
case with Chelsea. The best
club for him is one that will

Michael Vick
is cleared of
wrongdoing

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Michael Vick was cleared
by: police Monday of any
wrongdoing at a Miami air-
port, four days after the
Atlanta Falcons general man-
ager said the star quarterback
had “let a lot of people down.”

Vick’s water bottle was
seized by security at Miami
International Airport last
Wednesday. Police said it
smelled of marijuana and had
a hidden compartment that
contained a “small amount of
dark particulate.”

Lab tests found no evidence
of drugs, according to a memo
by Deisy Rodriguez, an assis-
tant state attorney in Florida.
She said the bottle no longer is
considered evidence in an
investigation.

Police will not file charges
and there will be no disciplin-
ary measures from the NFL or
the Falcons.

“If there is no violation ‘of
law, there is no basis for disci-
pline,” NFL spokesman Greg
Aiello told The Associated
‘Press.

Vick has had no public
comment on the incident.

“Michael fully understands .

that his actions on and off the
field are a reflection on the
Atlanta Falcons and the NFL,”
Vick’s attorney, Lawrence H.
Woodward Jr., said in a
statement faxed to the AP.

“Michael intends to spend
this offseason focusing on his
family, working with his team-
mates and the new coaching
staff to insure that the Falcons
have a great season in 2007,
and devoting time to his chari-
table interests.”

Vick, 26, had been the tar-
get of jokes and sharp criti-
cism since the incident,
including a skit on Saturday
Night Live.

On Thursday, Atlanta GM
Rich McKay said Vick “knows
he let a lot of people down.
Not just the coaches, not just
me, not just Arthur Blank, but
the fans. We were very clear
in discussing that.”

McKay said Blank, the team
owner, “is upset.”

e Elsewhere: Cincinnati
Bengals cornerback Johna-
than Joseph was arrested
early Monday and charged
with possession of marijuana.

Joseph was the ninth Cincin-
nati player arrested in the past
nine months, but the first since
coach Marvin Lewis
announced three weeks ago
that he was taking a harder
line on player misconduct....
The New York Giants looked
to one of their division rivals
to help shore up their porous
defense. Steve Spagnuolo,
the Philadelphia Eagles’ line-
backers coach the past three
seasons, was hired by the
Giants to be their defensive
coordinator. Spagnuolo will
replace Tim Lewis, who was
fired earlier this month after
three seasons with the Giants.

ETC.

e Baseball: Outfielder
Jason Michaels, who strug-
gled as the Cleveland Indians’
regular in left last season,
finalized a two-year, $4.25 mil-
lion contract, a deal that
includes a $100,000 signing
bonus and $2.6 million club
option for 2009. Michaels had

been eligible for salary arbitra- ~

tion, but agreed to terms last
week pending a physical. ...
Infielder Felipe Lopez and
the Washington Nationals
avoided arbitration by agree-
ing to a one-year, $3.9 million
deal. ... Seeking help for an
unsettled bullpen, the Tampa
Bay Devil Rays agreed to a
one-year contract with right-
handed reliever Scott Doh-
mann. Right-hander
Ramon Ortiz and the Minne-
sota Twins agreed to a ome-
year, $3.1 million contract. ...
Right-hander Brian Law-
rence, who missed last season
with a shoulder injury,
reached a preliminary agree-
ment on a one-year contract
with the Colorado Rockies
that guarantees him $750,000.

. The San Diego Padres
don’t expect to finalize their
deal with left-hander David
Wells until next week. ...
Relief pitcher Justin Duchs-
cherer and the Oakland Ath-
letics avoided arbitration,
agreeing to a one-year,
$1,187,500 contract.

e Boxing: Former heavy-
weight champion Mike Tyson
pleaded not guilty to charges
of drug possession and driving
under the influence of drugs.

Tyson spoke only to give

‘Columbia, Mo.,

develop his profile as a player.
He doesn’t need to get tangled
up in which club is bigger than
the next.”.

Onyewu also rejected a
move to Middlesbrough in
September. He scored one
goal in 17 international appear-
ances for the United States
and played in all three U.S.
World Cup games last year.

e Elsewhere: Kepa
Blanco joined Premier League
club West Ham from Sevilla
on loan. The 23-year-old
striker has scored nine goals in
37 games with the UEFA Cup
champions since 2005.

AROUND THE GLOBE

e Spain: David Beckham
will not leave Real Madrid
before the end of the season.

“One thing is clear, he still
has six months left in his con-
tract,” team sporting director
Predrag Mijatovic said. “He
has to. complete his contract.”

The 31-year-old midfielder

hasn’t played for Madrid since
agreeing on Jan. ll to a five-
year deal with Major League
Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

e France: Czech Republic
striker Milan Baros joined
Lyon from Aston Villa on a
34-year contract, with Nor-
way striker John Carew mov-
ing the other way.

Lyon president Jean-

his name and his birth date
during the brief hearing in

‘Phoenix before Maricopa

County Superior Court Com-
missioner Lisa Vandenberg,
who entered the plea on
Tyson’s behalf. Tyson stood
with his arms crossed while
Vandenberg spoke to his attor-
neys. He didn’t speak to
reporters. after the hearing.

One of Tyson’s four law-
yers, David Chesnoff, said
Tyson is seeking professional
help “for whatever problems
he has” and would fight to stay
out of prison. -

e College football: Bob
Wright, a former walk-on at
Texas State, was promoted to
head coach of his alma mater
after three years as an assis-
tant. Wright replaces David
Bailiff, another Texas State
graduate who became the Rice
head coach last week....Ina
deal that’ll net each school at
least an extra $1 million, the
Kansas-Missouri game is com-
ing to Kansas City. For the
next two seasons, the two
rivals will each move their
home game to Arrowhead Sta-
dium, home of the Kansas City
Chiefs. When played on cam-
pus in Lawrence, Kan., and
the game
would net about $1 million, but
only for the home team. Under
Big 12 rules, schools do not
share gate revenue. But under
the deal announced Monday,
the Chiefs will guarantee each
school $1 million each year. If
the game generates enough
revenue, the schools could

Michel Aulas said both play-
ers were valued at $8.41 mil-
lion and that no money was
exchanged. The French cham-

pions had been trying to sign

Baros since 2005.

e Beigium: Max von
Schlebrugge moved from
Hammarby to Belgian club
Anderlecht.

The 29-year-old defender
has flown to Belgium for a
routine medical after complet-
ing a three-game tour of South

America with the Swedish,

national team, according to
the newspaper Expressen.

_ Terms of the deal were not
disclosed.

e Germany: Defender
Jens Nowotny is retiring
after another knee injury.
Nowotny, 33, was on Germa-
ny’s World Cup squad last
year but not on the first-choice
team.

After the World Cup,
Nowotny signed with Dinamo
Zagreb but only Played 10
games before injuring his
knee. Earlier this month,
Nowotny and the Croatian
club agreed to end his three-
year contract.

e Poland: FIFA and UEFA
rejected the appointment of
Polish soccer league president
Andrzej Rusko as the new
temporary head of the Polish
soccer federation.



JASON PARKHURST/US PRESSWIRE
NO HARM, NO FOUL: Police will not file charges against
quarterback Michael Vick, above, and there won't be
disciplinary measures from the NFL or the Falcons.

receive additional money.

e Auto racing: NASCAR |

placed more emphasis on win-
ning, widened the Chase for
the championship field to 12
drivers and created a postsea-
son seeding system under a
series of adjustments
announced Monday.

e NHL: The Washington
Capitals recalled center
Jakub Klepis from Hershey
of the AHL. Klepis was
assigned to Hershey on Satur-
day and played one game
there, picking up an assist. He
has two goals and six assists in
35 games with Washington
this season.

e Horse racing: Barbaro
has steadily improved since
having surgery on his left hind
hoof, although the Kentucky

Derby winner has yet to °

return outside and will be hos-
pital-bound for at least
another month.

Barbaro, plagued by the
often-fatal hoof disease called
laminitis, had surgery on Jan.
13 to remove a section of the
hoof.

.© Olympics: Los Angeles
and Chicago submitted
detailed plans for the 2016
Summer Olympics to the U.S.
Olympic Committee, a major
step in the process to decide
which city will bid for the
games next year.

e Cycling: The interna-
tional cycling union criticized
France’s anti-doping agency
for pursuing a case against
Tour de France runner-up
Oscar Pereiro.







PEOPLE IN SPORTS





SARA D. DAWE/AP

BACK IN ACTION: North Carolina State women’s
basketball coach Kay Yow pauses while discussing
how daunting her battle with breast cancer has
become during a news conference Monday in
Raleigh, N.C. Yow, 64, plans to resume her duties
today, with her first game Thursday against Atlantic
Coast Conference rival Virginia.

Yow ready to return

Two months after cancer forced her away from basketball,
North Carolina State coach Kay Yow still fights a disease that

won’t let her rest.

The Hall of Famer showed little sign of backing down
Monday as she announced she would return to the team —
even as she adapts to what her body will and won't let her do.

“I told myself that I don’t want to get back with the team
and be a hindrance,” Yow said. aa have to be able to make a

contribution.”

The 64-year-old coach plans fox resume her duties today,
with her first game likely coming Thursday against Atlantic
Coast Conference rival Virginia. Yow, first diagnosed with

cancer in 1987, left the team in November after doctors found

the cancer that first recurred during the 2004-05 season was

progressing.

Longtime assistant Stephanie Glance has led the
Wolfpack (13-7, 2-3 ACC) as interim coach for the past 16
games. N.C. State has lost two in a row, falling to No. 1 Duke

‘ and No. 2 North Carolina in the past week.

Yow is in her 32nd season as coach at N.C. State and has a
record of 696-321 in 36 seasons overall. She was inducted into
the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, and coached the U.S.
women’s team to a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

“She’s done so many things to develop and grow the
sport,” said North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, an assis-
tant to Yow in Seoul. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t owe

a debt of gratitude to Kay.”

Pricey wheels |

An 800-horsepower
Shelby Cobra, once the per-
sonal car of the racing vet-
eran who developed the
iconic vehicle, has sold for
$5.5 million at auction, a
record for an American car.

“Tt’s a special car. It
would do just over three
seconds to 60 [mph] 40
years ago,” said Carroll
Shelby, 84, who created the
Cobra in the ’60s.

Barrett-Jackson Collector
Car Auction in Scottsdale,
Ariz., said the $5.5 million
price tag for the Cobra was
not an overall world-record.
car price; others have sold at
auction for more than
$11 million. However, it is a
world record for American
cars, said Steve Davis, Bar-
rett-Jackson president.

The winning bidder was
car collector Ron Pratt of
Chandler, Ariz. Last year, he
paid $4.32 million for the
Futureliner, one of 12 futur-
istic buses used for shows in
the 1940s and ’50s by Gen-
eral Motors.



‘That win was all about - and |
really believe it - that was the
students’ win. Because 2,500
people, inclement weather, we

don’t win that game.’

- SETH GREENBERG, Virginia Tech coach,
after the Hokies beat Maryland 67-64 in
overtime Sunday in front of a crowd of 9,847

Roy in rift

Former NHL All-Star
goalie Patrick Roy says he.
is questioning his future ©
with the major junior
hockey team he co-owns
and coaches after claims he
was involved in a shoving
match.

Saguenay police are
investigating a complaint
that Roy, who coaches the
Quebec City Remparts of
the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League, shoved a
representative of the Chi-
coutimi Sagueneens after a
game pitting the two teams
Friday night in Chicoutimi,
north of Quebec City.

Roy denied Sunday that

he did anything wrong after

the game Friday.

“We have absolutely
nothing to feel guilty about
in this incident,” Roy said.

According to police, the
incident happened after
about 50 fans of the Chicou-
timi Sagueneens prevented
the visiting Remparts play-
ers from boarding their team
bus.

onawintry night in Blacksburg, Va., when

students were let in for free.

FLASHBACK



On this day in history:



1944 — The Detroit Red Wings defeat the New York
Rangers 15-0 to set an NHL record for consecutive goals.

1975 — Ralph Kiner is elected to the Baseball Hall of
Fame in his 15th and final year of eligibility.





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PUBLIC Service Minister
Fred Mitchell reminded the
country’s security forces of the
importance of their role as the
next general election approach-
es.

Mr Mitchell was speaking on
Sunday at Bethel Baptist
Church during the annual
Police Staff Association church
service.

“This year is an election year
and more than ever we will be
depending on the security
forces, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and the Royal
Bahamas Police Force to ensure
that there is law and order and
that there is peace and stability
so that the will of the people
can be accurately reflected in
the vote that is about to take
place,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said he believes
that both forces are neutral,
competent and can do the job —
but also pointed out that they
will be facing a new and chal-
lenging situation.

“This year as we face the
elections more and more people
will be responsible for the run-
ning of the elections that were
born in the 1960s and 1950s.

There is a generational change:
. that is taking place before our

eyes. The test will be how well
have the procedures passed

down from one generation to,

the next,” he said.

Mr Mitchell noted that in a
recent briefing with Commis-
sioner of Police Paul Farquhar-
son, he made the point that a
police force has to be run by
relatively young people.

“It is not an old man’s job in
the sense that it requires a lot of
physical and mental energy to
keep on top of crime and the
current trends in our society.
Many forces around the world I
am advised have 55 as the
retirement age.

“While that is not the case in
the Bahamas and there is no
plan to change the present
retirement age, what the gov-





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limits of its authority is to
ensure that the force remains
relevant to the times,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said this means
that each year, some men and
women from each “birth

cohort” must come into the
force.

“They will know and under-
stand the minds of the people
that they went to school with
and that they socialised with.
We will keep on top of crime,”
he said.

Mr Mitchell noted that
becoming part of a disciplined
force carries with it, “the giv-
ing up of certain normal civil
and political rights. It means
that your freedom of speech is
curtailed and your freedom of
assembly is curtailed amongst
others.

“That is the sacrifice which
you voluntarily make to be a
part of a disciplined force, a
force which answers absolute-
ly to civilians elected by the
people to determine the force’s
control and direction,” he said.
“I am sure that this is no easy
sacrifice to make but the vast
majority of officers do their jobs
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Indiana, USC join Top 25 for first time

Associated Press

Kelvin Sampson’s first Indi-
ana team is where most of his
Oklahoma squads spent quite
a bit of time.

The Hoosiers moved into
The Associated Press’ Top 25
for the first time this season
Monday, riding a five-game
winning streak to No. 23 in the
poll.

“It does and it doesn’t,”
Sampson said when asked if
being ranked really matters in
this age of making the NCAA
Tournament being all that
matters to the bigger pro-
grams.

“I might be wrong, but it
seemed we were ranked every
week for the past five or six
years at. Oklahoma and when
you are good you take it for
granted. With this team it does
matter. It gives our kids confi-
dence.”

Sampson wasn’t far off on _
-his Oklahoma teams being
-ranked. The Sooners missed

only 20 weeks in the polls
from 1999-2000 through last
season, and they were in the
Top 10 for a good portion of
that.

He was at Oklahoma for 12
years and took over at Indiana
this season, succeeding Mike

~ Davis, the man who followed
Bob Knight. Davis resigned
‘during the season and the
players went through a rough
time of deciding whether to
stay for another coach or
transfer.

“It’s a process,” Sampson
said of taking over a new pro-
gram. “It’s not a matter of
learning winning basketball,
it’s just playing the right way
and understanding that. It was
an attitude we had to instill.”

The Hoosiers (14-4) were
one of three teams to move
into the rankings this week,
joining Washington State
(16-3), back in at No. 20 after
one week out of the poll, and
Southern California (15-5),

BASKETBALL





BRODY SCHMIDT/AP

HE’S A HIGH RISER: Oklahoma State center Kenny.Cooper,
center, soars to the basket between Oklahoma’s David
Godbold, left, and Longar Longar on Monday night.

which is in for the first time
this season at No. 25.

The top four of Florida,
Wisconsin, UCLA and North
Carolina held steady from last
week.

The Gators (17-2) were No.
1 for the second consecutive
week after beating Mississippi
in their only game last week.
Florida received 42 first-place
votes and 1,759 points from the
72-member national media
panel.

Wisconsin (19-1), which
beat Purdue and Illinois last
week, was No. 1 on 22 ballots
and had 1,720 points. UCLA
(17-1), which beat Arizona
State and Arizona last week,
received six first-place votes
and North Carolina (17-2),
which beat Clemson and

Georgia Tech, got the other
two No. 1 votes.

Ohio State moved up two
places to No. 5 and was fol-
lowed by Texas A&M, Ore-
gon, Kansas, Pittsburgh and
Duke. Memphis, which
jumped six spots, was llth, fol-
lowed by Alabama, Oklahoma
State, Butler, Marquette, Air
Force, Arizona, Nevada, Clem-
son and Washington State.

The last five ranked teams
‘were LSU, Notre Dame, Indi-
ana, Virginia Tech and South-
ern California.

Indiana’s only loss in its
past 10 games was at Ohio
State. Sampson credits D.J.

White, who had 21 points in __
the Hoosiers’ 77-73 victory at
Connecticut on Saturday, for .

opbae. °

returned to the rankings last -

being a big part of the team’s

PRO BASKETBALL

- Magic find winning touch

From Miami Herald Wire Services

CLEVELAND — Grant Hill
scored 22 points, Dwight How-
ard added 18 with 13 rebounds
and the Orlando Magic snapped

‘a five-game losing streak by
beating the listless Cleveland
Cavaliers 90-79 on Monday
night. ,

Hill, who missed Orlando’s
previous.game with a dislocated
pinky, only scored two points
and played less than six minutes
of the fourth quarter. But he did
enough in his first 27 minutes on
the floor to give the Magic an ll-
point lead entering the period.

Jameer Nelson had 11 points,
Keith Bogans made three
3-pointers and Darko Milicic
added nine rebounds for
Orlando, which ended a six-
game skid in Cleveland.

LeBron James had 18 points
for the weary Cavaliers, who just
completed a seven-game trip out
West and were playing their fifth
game in seven nights.

Larry Hughes and Damon
Jones had 16 points apiece for
Cleveland, which after losing for
the fourth time in five games,
reached the midway point of the

rebounds and five assists and
Murphy had seven points and
eight rebounds in his first start
for Indiana.

Danny Granger scored 19
points and Marquis Daniels
added 12 for the Pacers, who had
lost three games during their los-
ing streak by three points or less.

SPURS 93, CELTICS 89

BOSTON — Tim Duncan
remained unbeaten against the
Celtics, finishing with 21 points
and nine rebounds to lead the
Spurs to the victory.

Manu Ginobili and Tony
Parker each scored 15 points and
Michael Finley had 12 for the
Spurs, who have won 18 in a row -
against the Celtics and nine ina
row in Boston. The Celtics last
beat the Spurs on Jan. 8, 1997, the
season before Duncan entered
the NBA.

Duncan shot 7-of-17 from the
field and 7-of-7 from the free-
throw line as the Spurs won their
third in a row and eighth in ‘10
games. His 10 second-quarter
points helped San Antonio out-
score Boston 30-14 after falling
behind 24-20 through one. '



success.
“Our team is good because
D.J. White has allowed me to

coach him,” Sampson said of.

the senior forward who leads
the Hoosiers in scoring (14.3)
and rebounding (7.3) while
shooting 53 percent from the
field. “I have been harder on
him than anyone else in prac-
tice and he has never been dis-
couraged. He has only worked
harder rather than dropping
his head.'I can’t say enough
about him as a person because
he has taken the brunt of what
I have tried to do as I have
tried to coach through him.”

Sampson also gave some
credit to Davis, who was 115-79
in six seasons at Indiana and is
now the coach at Alabama-Bir-
mingham.

“When you're a coach who

“takes over a program you

don’t ever give the former
coach enough credit,” Samp-
son said. “Mike Davis brought
these kids here and I thank
him for that. Mike did a good
job of putting them together.”

Washington State moved
into the rankings two weeks
ago for the first time since
1983, then dropped out after a
loss at Stanford, its only one in
the past six games. The Cou-
gars returned this week after a

75-47 victory over Washing- -

ton. Southern California,
which won four of five with
the only loss to UCLA, is
ranked for the first time since
the end of 2001-02.

Texas, Tennessee and Ken-
tucky dropped out of the poll.

Texas (13-5), which was
ranked for the past two weeks,
fell out from No. 21 after two
road losses last week. The
Longhorns lost 105-103 in tri-
ple overtime to Oklahoma
State and 76-69 to Villanova.

Tennessee, which lost to
Auburn and beat South Caro-
lina last week, fell out from
22nd, while Kentucky, which

| _NBA STANDINGS



READY OR NOT...: Magic forward Grant Hill (33) challenges
Cavaliers forward LeBron James during Monday night’s
game. Hill had 22 points to lead Orlando to a 90-79 victory.



week after being out for seven
weeks, dropped from 25th
after beating South Carolina
and losing to Vanderbilt.

Marquette, which won
77-74 in overtime at Pittsburgh
on Sunday, had the week’s big-
gest jump from 24th to No. 15.

There are three games
between ranked teams this
week. Clemson is at Duke on
Thursday, while North Caro-
lina is at Arizona and Oregon
is at Washington State on Sat-
urday.

ELSEWHERE

e Tennessee: Junior
guard Chris Lofton will miss
Wednesday night’s game at
Mississippi with a sprained

‘right ankle, and coach Bruce

Pearl said Monday it was
unclear when he will return.
X-rays taken Monday did not
show any fractures, Pearl said.

The Southeastern Confer-
ence’s leading scorer at 21.5
points a game, Lofton sprained
his ankle early in the second
half of Saturday’s 64-61 victory
over South Carolina after scor-

_ing only four points.

MEN’S.ACTION

e No. 13 Oklahoma State
66, Oklahoma 61: Byron
Eaton scored a season-high 17
points and David Monds
added 11 points and ll
rebounds to help host Okla-
homa State hold off a last-min-
ute charge from Oklahoma in
the Bedlam rivalry game.

David Godbold and Austin
Johnson sandwiched 3-point-
ers around a pair of missed
free throws by Oklahoma
State’s JamesOn Curry to cut a

-seven-point gap to.62-61 with

25.9 seconds left.

Mario Boggan hit two free
throws after being fouled fol-
lowing the ensuing inbounds
pass, and walk-on Tyler Hatch
hit two more with four sec-

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season at 24-17 — the same

record it had last season.

PACERS 98, BULLS 91

_ INDIANAPOLIS — Jermaine
O’Neal had 22 points and 10
rebounds as the Pacers beat the
Bulls to snap a four-game losing
streak and win for the first time
since making an eight-player

trade last week.

Darrell Armstrong had 16
10 assists and eight
rebounds for the Pacers. The 38-
year-old point guard was making
his second start of the season in
place of the injured Jamaal Tin-

points,

sley.

Ben Gordon scored 21 of his 31
points in the second half for Chi-
cago. Luol Deng had 18 points
and eight rebounds and Kirk
Hinrich had 14 points before

fouling out late in the game.

Two of the newcomers
acquired from Golden State,
Mike Dunleavy and Troy Mur-
phy, made solid contributions.
Dunleavy had 15 points, seven

14-0 in the paint at the outset.

Miami did it with a makeshift
lineup. Wade decided shortly
before the game to rest the left
ankle he sprained Sunday in a
loss to Dallas, and O’Neal missed
his 35th consecutive game as he
nears a return from knee sur-
gery.

Heat guard Jason Williams
scored 20 points. Jason Kapono
fueled the Heat’s early run and
scored 22 points. Udonis Haslem
added 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Gary Payton had 13 assists, his
highest total since joining the
Heat in 2005.

Eddy Curry scored 26 points

Delonte West led Boston with
27 points, while Al Jefferson
added 26 and Ryan Gomes had
20. The Celtics have lost eight in
a row and are 2-14 without star
guard Paul Pierce, who has been
out since Dec. 22 with a stress
reaction in his left foot.

The Spurs led by as many as
23 in the third quarter and 77-63
after the period. But after the
teams traded baskets for much of
the fourth quarter, Boston used a
late 13-0 run to make it close.

HEAT 101, KNICKS 83

MIAMI — Playing without
their two All-Stars, the Heat
scored a franchise-record 27
consecutive points and beat the
Knicks.

Dwyane Wade and Shaquille
O’Neal watched from the bench
as Miami raced to a 29-3 lead
after 8 minutes. The Knicks
missed 10 consecutive shots as
their 3-2 lead became a 26-point
deficit, while the Heat started 13-
for-19 and outscored New York

the Knicks, who trailed by 28
after one quarter — the second-
largest such deficit in franchise
history.

RAPTORS 105, BOBCATS 84

TORONTO — Chris Bosh
scored 20 points and Jose Calde-
ron had a season-high 19 points
and Il assists to lead the Raptors.

and Jamal Crawford added 23 for .

Andrea Bargnani added 14
points for the Raptors, who
played without starting point
guard T.J. Ford (sore right
ankle).

ELSEWHERE

e Nets: Forward Richard Jef-
ferson will be sidelined indefi-
nitely after undergoing surgery
on his right ankle Monday.

e Hawks: Forward Josh
Smith was fined $25,000 by the
NBA for making obscene ges-
tures to the crowd after being
ejected from a game Saturday
night in Charlotte.

e Bobcats: Center Primoz
Brezec has a bulging disc in his
lower back and will miss seven-
to-10 days.

LATE SUNDAY

e Trail Blazers 99, Bucks
95: Rookie Brandon Roy had a
career-high 28 points, including
a late jumper that helped pre-
serve the victory for host Port-
land.

Monday’s results

S.A. 93, Boston 89
Utah 106, Minn. 91
Memp. at Den., 9

j NJ. at Sac., 10

| G.S. at Lakers, 10:30

Tonight’s games

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3-pointer from the left wing.

The Cowboys (17-3, 3-2 Big
12) had started to inch away,
after Oklahoma (11-7, 3-3) had
scored six consecutive points
to close within 43-42 on Nate
Carter’s fast-break layup.
Eaton gave Oklahoma State a
55-46 lead with a floater on the
left side that bounced off both
sides of the rim before falling
through the net. .

e Louisville 68, UConn
54: David Padgett. scored 19
points and grabbed 11
rebounds as host Louisville
raced by reeling Connecticut.

Terrence Williams added
18 points and nine rebounds
and Juan Palacios scored 16
points for the Cardinals (14-6,
4-2 Big East), who have won
four of five.

AJ. Price led Connecticut
(13-6, 2-4) with 17 points, but
the Huskies shot just 36 per-
cent from the floor while los-
ing their third in a row and
sixth in eight games. Connecti-
cut turned it over 20 times and
was just 3-of-20 from 3-point
range.

WOMEN’S ACTION.

_ @.No. 1 Duke 74, No. 4
Tennessee 70: Abby Waner
scored 24 points and Duke
(20-0) remained undefeated
after storming out to a 19-0
lead and holding on to beat
host Tennessee (17-2).

' @ No. 6 Oklahoma 86,
Texas Tech 81 (2O0T):

’ Backup point guard Kendra

Moore scored 13 of her career-
high 20 points in extra time to
help host Oklahoma hold on.
Courtney Paris recorded
her 45th consecutive double-
double, finishing with 22
points and 17 rebounds for .
Oklahoma (16-1, 6-0 Big 12),
which extended its winning
streak against conference
opponents to 25 games.
Five players scored in dou-
‘ble figures for Texas ugh
28, 3+3). =



EASTERN CONFERENCE.

SOUTHEAST W L_ Pct. GB L10 Str, Home Away Conf
Washington 24 16 600 - 7-3 W-4 17-3 7-13 169
Orlando 23 19 548 2 55 Wl 14-7 9-12 13-11
Miami 19 22 463 5Â¥2 6-4 W-l 10-10 9-12 8-11
Charlotte 14 26 350 10 55 Ll. 813 6-13 11-16
Atlanta 13 25 342 10 46 L2 7ll 614 8-16
ATUANLG ei Ee Ret 168 e = Stre Nome Avera cont
New Jersey 20 20 500 - 82 W-4 1310 7-10 169
Toronto 20 22 476 1 7-3 Wl 127 815 148
New York 18 25 419 3% 5:5 L-L 10-12 813 11-16
Boston 12 28 300 8 19 L8 4-15 813 817
Philadelphia 11 30 .268 9% 2-8 L-1 6-10 5-20, 8-16
CENTRAL WL Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 23-16 590 - 55 W2 118 128 15-8
Cleveland 24 «17-585 - «5-5 LL 15-4 9-13 15-11
Chicago 23 19 548 1% 46 12 17-6 6-13 188
‘Indiana 2120 512 3 46 W-l 11-7 10-13 16-12

17 23 425 6% 2-8 13 97 816 7-16

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away _Conf

“B10. - 91 W-7. 193 15-5 23-6
698 4% 7-3 W3 15-7 15-6 19-8
610 8% 6-4 L3 13-5 12-11 13-14
‘410 16% 4-6 W-1 10-10 6-13 7-17
‘244. 23% 3-7 Ll 813 2-18 4-18
NORTHWEST. OWL Pct, GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
667. - 5-5 W-4 15-4 13-10 17-8
‘541 5% 4-6 W-3 11-10 9-7 7-11
‘500 7 5-5 L-4 12-8 8-12 11-12
‘405 11 4-6° Wel 10-12. 7-13 10-13
(390 11% 4-6 W-3 12-9 4-16 6-15
Pet. GB L10 Str, Home Away Conf
‘800 - 10-0 W-13 19-3 13-5. 16-7
634 6% 6-4 L2 184 B11 16-9
‘75°13 5-5 W-2 14-7 5-14 13-16
463 13% 3-7 L:2 15-8. 4-14 13-14
395 16 2-8 L-l 10-11 5-12 8-15

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES,

Sunday’s results

Miami 101, N.Y. 83 Dal. at Orl., 7 Dallas 99, Miami 93
Indiana 98, Chicago 91 Pho. at Was., Y S.A. 99, Phi. 85
Toronto 105, Char. 84 N.O. at Phi., Pho. 131, Min. 102
Orlando 90, Clev. 79 Atl. at Chi., ‘s 30 Port. 99, Milw. 95

Den. at Sea., 10
Mil. at L.A.C., 10:30

NBA LEADERS



Through Sunday
SCORING REBOUNDING

‘G FG FT PTS AVG er Eee G OFF DEF TOT AVG

Anthony, Den. 22 265 153 696 31.6 Garnett, Minn. 38 100 386 486 12.8
Arenas, Wash. 40 378 308 1187 29.7 Camby, Den. 32 81 322 403 12.6
Iverson, Den. 29 287 257 856 29.5 Howard, Orl. 41 143 368 511 12.5
Wade, Mia. . 34 318 305 958 282 Boozer, Utah 41 134 357 491 12.0
Bryant, LAL 38 352 298 1060 27.9 Okafor, Char. 39 152 287 439 11.3
Redd, Mil. 33 302 244 914 27.7 Chandler, NOk. 37 140 276 416 11.2
James, Clev. 40 389 251 1082 27.1 Duncan, S.A. 42 121 321 442 10.5
Allen, Sea. 31 270 166 792 25.5 Lee, N.Y. 42 157 285 442 10.5
Carter, NJ. 40 353 213 1000 25.0 O'Neal, Ind. 35 81 284 365 10.4
Nowitzki, Dall. 41 347 287 1020 24.9 Randolph, Port. 41 120 299 419 10.2

FIELD GOALS ASSISTS

FG FGA PCT G AST AVG

Biedrins, G.S. 182 294 .619 Nash, Phoe. 38 437 11.5
Lee, N.Y. 182 298 .611 Kidd, NJ. 40 365 9.1
Stoudemire, Phoe. 269 450 .598 Paul, NOk. 27 242) 9.0
Curry, N.Y. 300 515 .583 Williams, Utah 41 356 8.7
Bogut, Mil. 211 371 .569 Miller, Phil. 39 336 8.6
Dalembert, Phil. 172 303 .568 Davis, G.S. 36 309 8.6
Howard, Orl. 248 439 .565 Billups, Det. 31 247 8.0
Boozer, Utah 372 664 .560 Waie, Mia. 34 270 =—7.9
Brand, LAC _ 321 579 .554 Ford, Tor, 38 294 7.7
Patterson, Mil. 221 407 .543 ‘Felton, Char. 36 2747.6

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Thomas told reporters after the game. “It wasn’t
a matter of me being careless with the football.
It was just that at certain times when | got the
football, | had somebody around me and didn’t
have enough time to tuck it away. That second
one turned the entire football game around.”

Thomas finished with 37 yards rushing on 16
carries, but the biggest indicator of his play was
his inability to maintain control of the ball. His
first fumble, which occurred ona shovel pass,
led to a field goal and allowed Dallas to run
away with the game.

“| have to live with it,” he said. “Il can’t
understand how | can have one of the best
games of my life ina championship game the week before and
then have one like this. | just wonder why | pick these games to
have one of the worst games of my life. I’m still the same
Thurman Thomas.”

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Bills running back Thurman Thomas
slammed his helmet to the turf as he trudged to
the sideline after his second fumble of the
game, early in the third quarter. Cowboys safety
James Washington recovered Thomas’ fumble
46 yards for a touchdown to tie the score, and
his effort proved pivotal in helping propel Dallas to its second
consecutive championship.

As reality hit that Buffalo had ingloriously lost four straight
Super Bowls, Thomas buried his head in his hands.

“At that point in time, it seemed the momentum switched,”

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PAGE 8E, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

TRIBUNE SPORTS



SPORTS



Saunders wants to be ©

®@ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

THE last time they met,
Elkino ‘Ali’ Saunders and
Jamaican Ricardo Planter
fought to a draw.

This time around, Saun-
ders said he intends to be
the outright winner when
they meet again on Thurs-
day, February lst at Sir
Kendal Isaacs Gym

Trainer Ray Minus Jr.
said they are excited to
bring Planter back to settle
the score with Saunders.

“The Jamaican has been
successful in the United
States and he’s won some
fights here,” Minus Jr. said.
“So Ali has a great chal-
lenge, but we have been
working a lot on improv-
ing his jab.

Improved

“T think that is where Ali
has been falling back. But

he has improved the jab

with great speed and he’s
coming around.

“So we are looking to
win this fight.”

Fighting on the under-
card of the World Boxing
Council’s (CABOFE)
Caribbean Boxing Federa-
tion’s super middleweight
championship bout
between Jermaine ‘Choo
Choo’ Mackey and Puerto
Rican Anibal ‘E] Olimpi-
co’ Acevedo, Saunders said
he has something in store
for Planter. _

“The last time, the first
few rounds I thought I
would take him out, but
the lack of sparring didn’t
allow me to pull it off,” he
said. “I got winded and it



& SOCCER
MADRID, Spain
Associated Press



DAVID BECKHAM will
not be leaving Real Madrid
before the end of the season,
sporting director Predrag
Mijatovic said Monday.

"One thing is clear, he
(Beckham) still has six months
Jeft in his contract," Mijatovic
said. "He has to complete his:
contract." a.

The 31-year-old Beckham
hasn't played for Madrid since
agreeing to a five-year deal
worth more than US$250 mil-
lion - including endorsements
— with Major League Soccer's
Los Angeles Galaxy on Jan.
11,

_ "Like many other players
who have done important
things in this club, he wants to
play," Mijatovic said. "But we
have promising young players
and I think that right now they
have an advantage over him
(Beckham) because the future
of Real Madrid is more impor-
tant than the players that have
been here for many years,"

Beckham was one of six
injured players not involved in
Madrid's 1-0 win over Mallor-
ca on Sunday.

Madrid coach Fabio Capello
denied he'd left Beckham off
the squad purposely after hav-
ing retracted comments made
last Wednesday that Beckham
would never play again for
Madrid after signing the deal.

Ronaldo was also left off
the team as the Brazil striker
continues to be linked with
AC Milan.

"We'll see what happens in
the coming days ... but we will
not let Ronaldo leave for
free," Mijatovic said. "We
always intended to keep all
our players, but finally we
encountered that things
haven't worked out quite like
we thought."

Ronaldo has scored 84 goals
in 135 games since joining
from Inter Milan in August
2002, Madrid's last trophy-
winning season.

Madrid is tied atop the
Spanish league with FC
Barcelona and Sevilla on 38
points.



@ ELKINO ‘ALP SAUNDERS gets focussed as he shadow boxes during a training session yesterday.

ended up: in a draw.

“But this time I going to
go in there and be more
prepared to take the fight
to him. I want to win this



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Saunders said he’s defi-
nitely in much better shape



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than he was in their previ-
ous meeting.

“J think right now, I’m in
that kind of shape where I
can take him out in either

_the first-or_the second

round.
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@ REAL MADRID'S David Beckham, right, talks with Antonio Cassano i

judges to decide this one.”

In the co-main event in
a six-round bout, Wilson
‘Kid Wonder’ Theophile,
5-1, will be making his
return to the ring after he
suffered a broken jaw to
take on Puerto Rican



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in the presence of Ronaldo during a training se

Joseph Deios
2-1.
Also. on the undercard
will be a rematch between
Ryan ‘Big Youth’ McKen-

Santos,

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came at the hands of
McKenzie.
And Hensely ‘the Bruis-
er’ Strachan (2-0) will go
up against Damian ‘the
Blade*-Tinker(+-0)-in a
four-rounder in the junior
welterweight division.



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(AP Photo/Paul White)

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Justice Lyons
sneaks out again

B By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter _

SUPREME Court Justice
John Lyons has once again spo-
ken out against government
practices, this time criticising
what he described as the inef-
fective process of compensating
property owners after their
land is claimed by the govern-
ment in a compulsory acquisi-
tion.

FNM Senator Carl Bethel

-who was present in Justice

Lyon’s court room yesterday
‘totd The Tribune that the
Supreme Court judge stated
that he feli the procedures that
are in place where land is com-
pulsorily acquired are not as
transparent or expedient as in
‘other countries.

“He. indicated that in other
countries the procedures to
compensate people are more
transparent, are more clear,
and are proceeded quicker
than appears to be the case in
the Bahamas,” Mr Bethel said.

Justice Lyons was yesterday

scheduled to hear the applica-
tion by Arawak Homes for the
assessment of the amount of
compensation they claim is
owed them in the acquisition
of land by government — land
which allowed for the building
of the Cleveland Eneas and
Sadie Curtis primary schools
and the DW Saunders highway,

Although Justice Lyons
decided to adjourn the case to
late February — at which time
he hopes the parties will have
negotiated their respective
positions ~ he chase to take the
opportunity to make his views
on government’s compulsory
land acquisition practices
known.

Senator Bethel said that Jus-
tice Lyons indicated that he
had concerns about the slow-
ness of the compensation
process, particularly as there is
a very specific part of the Con-
stitution that prevents govern-
ment from acquiring land with-
out due compensation to the

SEE page 11

Anna Nicole loses
another legal battle

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

EMBATTLED US celebrity Anna Nicole Smith has lost anoth-
er legal battle after a judge yesterday ruled that an action she
brought against former boyfriend G Ben Thompson had no merit.

This now clears the way for the South Carolina developer to be
declared the rightful owner of the Eastern Road home “Hori-
zons”, Mr Thompson’s representative Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder told The

Tribune yesterday.

Mr Pinder said that Ms Smith has “no leg left to stand on” and

SEE page 11






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multiple stab wounds,



US database
lists twins
in alleged
abduction

lm By BRENT DEAN

AN ABDUCTION case in
the Bahamas has led to twin
girls being listed on the data-
base of thé National Centre
for Missing and Exploited
Children in the United States,

Anna Siam-Jacobs and
Maria Siam-Jacobs were
allegedly abducted on April
21 last year.

The centre’s website said
their father has applied for
their return to the Bahamas
under an international civil
treaty: the Hague Convention
on the Civil Aspects of Inter-
national Child Abduction,

In an interview with The
Tribune, Mr Noreldin Siam,
the children’s father,

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Man is

stabbed
to death

A MAN in his twenties was
found stabbed to death late

Police say he has been iden-
tified as Jonathon Davis, 24, of
Bamboo Boulevard.

Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday that around 11pm on
Sunday police received reports
of gunshots being heard near
the Bahamas Baptist Mission-

tion headquarters on Baillou
Hill. Road opposite the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora- .
tion complex.

At the scene, police discov-
ered Davis’s body in the south-
eastern portion of the yard with

Davis was dressed in long
beige coloured trousers and a
white shirt, Police say they have
not yet established a motive for
this latest killing,

Police investigations contin-
ue. Homicides now stand at
four for the year.


















in boating tragedy

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A MAN was arraigned in
Magistrate’s Court yesterday
charged with manslaughter in
connection with a boating
tragedy that claimed the life of
British toddler Paul Gallagher
over four years ago.

James Alexander Bain
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez accused of
causing Paul’s death on August
15; 2002. He was not required to
plead and was granted $10,000
bail with two sureties.

According to official reports,
the Gallagher family, who,had

been staying at Atlantis, were
sitting on Cabbage Beach near a
lifeguard tower when a speed-
boat pulling an inflatable banana
float lost control and sped on to
the sand,

Paul was asleep on a deck-
chair when the boat left the
water and landed on the beach,
The child received serious head
injuries and died in hospital five
days later.

Over the past few years, the
toddler’s parents have hit out at
the Bahamas government in the
British press calling for the pros-
ecution of the speedboat driver.

- Two:Metropolitan Police offi-

cers flew to the Bahamas last
summer to review the case with
local police.

- Yesterday, Bain was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Gomez
on a manslaughter charge. He
was accused of causing the death
of Paul Gallagher Jr.

Standing in the prisoner’s dock
in hand-cuffs, Bain told the court
that he was a fisherman
employed with the local fishing
company Geneva Brass Seafood.

He said he was usually out to
sea two to three months at a
time. Bain was told by the mag-
istrate that he would have to sur-
render all travel documents: ~

Multi-agency task force to review airport security

tional Airport yesterday.

A MULTI-Agency task force has been
appointed by Transport and Aviation Min-
ister Glenys Hanna-Martin to: review the
security climate and procedures at the US
pre-clearance facility at Lynden Pindling

International Airport.

line story, which revealed that American
TSA agents discovered “serious weak-
nesses” at the facility, which may lead to a
90-day notice being issued by the US
Embassy notifying travellers of security
‘risks when they fly to the Bahamas, The
revelations could also jeopardise the future
of the country’s pre-clearance status, it

was claimed,

“In the wake of recent concerns regard-
ing the security of the pre-clearance facil-
ity, I have directed that a task force be
formed under the leadership of Ms Lor-
raine Armbrister, undersecretary in my
Mrs Hanna-Martin said,

ministry,”

SEE page 11

&@ GLENYS Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation, is pictured speak-
ing at a press conference about the radar
system at the Lynden Pindling Interna-

(Photo: Ana Bianca Marin)

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Man charged with murder
and armed robbery

A YOUNG man was arraigned in magistrate’s









en iate “2% court yesterday charged with murdér and armed rob-
This follows yesterday’s Tribune head- bery,

Court dockets stated that on Monday, December
11, William McKenzie, 18, alias “Willie Boo” of Bal-
four Avenue, intentionally and unlawfully caused
the death of Gepson Auguste,

It is also alleged that on Monday, December 11,
McKenzie, being concerned with others, robbed
Auguste of a 2002 Toyota Jeep valued at $25, 000.

Gepson, according to police, was. gunned down at
his home after being accosted by three men who fled

“the scene in his vehicle,

McKenzie also faced two other counts of armed
robbery, It is alleged that on Saturday, November
25, 2006, while armed with a handgun, he robbed
Silvera Silvean of $7,000 cash,

Another charge read that on Thursday, Decon

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oday’s column is based on
an article, Can America
Compete, by Geoffrey
Colvin, which appeared in the July
25, 2005, edition of Fortune Maga-
zine.

The thrust of the article is that
even though the US is still the
world’s biggest and strongest econo-
my by far, long-term, it is losing this
position of economic dominance to
emerging economies such as China
and India.

Big business is - and has been -
borderless for a long time now, and
while globalisation creates market
opportunities for American compa-
nies there-are also negative side
effects. For instance, companies
such as Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gam-
ble and Texas Instruments are said
to “already do most of their busi-
ness and employ most of their work-
ers outside of the US”. If the trend
continues unfettered, clearly it has —
enormous implications for job cre-
ation and wage levels within the US.

The author adds: “For American

workers, globalisation is a radically
dicier proposition, far more so than
most of them realise. ‘The fast-
changing economy is exposing vast
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competition, and it’s a contest mil-
lions of them can’t win right now.”

Why can’t American

workers win?

Three factors are cited for this state
of affairs:

The first is that the world econo-
my is based increasingly on informa-
tion, bits and bytes that have to be
analysed, processed and moved
around. Examples: software, finan-
cial services and media. |

Second, the cost of handling those
bits and bytes -that is, of computing
and telecommunications-isin °
freefall. Wide swathes of economic
activity can be performed almost
anywhere, at least in theory.

Finally, low-cost countries - not
just China and India, but also Mexi-
co, Malaysia, Brazil and others - are
turning out large numbers of well-
educated young people, who are ful-
ly qualified to work in an informa-
tion-based economy. China will pro-
duce about 3.3 million college grad-
uates this year, India 3.1 million (all
of them English-speaking), the US
just 1.3 million. In engineering, Chi-
na’s graduates will number over

600,000, India’s 350,000, and Ameri-.

ca’s only about 70,000.

’ What can America do?

The author has three principal
recommendations to reverse Ameri-
ca’s eroding competitiveness, which
are:

1. Fix the education system.

2. Reform immigration policies to —

favour highly skilled workers.
3. Regain the lead in Internet
access and technology.

Education System

“The No. | policy prescription,
almost regardless of whom you ask,
comes down to one word: educa-
tion. In an economy where technol-
ogy leadership determines the win-
ners, education trumps everything.
That’s a problem for America. Our
fourth-graders are among the
world’s best in math and science,
but by ninth grade they’ve fallen
way behind.” As Bill Gates says:
"This isn’t an accident or a flaw in
the system; it is the system. For

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‘ below, a top-notch K-12 education

is a world away.” Does this sound
familiar, Bahamas?

Immigration Reform

“Second, a prescription urged just
as widely is immigration reform. A
critical element of America’s eco-
nomic dominance has been its
attraction for the world’s brightest,
most ambitious people, but today’s
immigration laws favour family
reunification far above talent, intel-
ligence or credentials. If Albert Ein-
stein wanted to move in today but
had no US relatives, he would have
to get in line behind thousands of
poorly educated manual labourers
who did. *

Technology A

“Third, incredible as it seems,
America’s InfoTech infrastructure is
no longer world-class. America
ranks only 12th globally in the num-
ber of broadband connections per
100 inhabitants. Looking more
closely, the situation is even worse.
South Korea is not only more wired
(No. 1 globally), but its connections
are far faster and available not just
through wires but also through vir-
tually every cell phone.”

Implications for the Bahamas

Education

What does this all have to do with
the Bahamas? Well, it is often said
that when the US sneezes, the
Bahamas get pneumonia. This begs
the larger question: What happens if
the US gets much sicker?

It is a well-known fact that our
educational system needs much
work. A national average score of
D+ in our BGCSE examinations
will take us absolutely nowhere. We
cannot even open our public schools
on time because required repairs
haven’t been completed. We must
implement a long-term national —-

IB:

effort to improve our competencies
in English, maths, sciences and for-
eign languages.

Those who can afford it simply
send their children to private school
locally or to boarding schools in the
US or UK mainly, but for the
majority of our future generations,
not enough is being done, fast
enough.

The Bahamas is a service econo-
my, which is far more vulnerable to
globalisation because, increasingly,
service-based industries are highly
portable. Our challenge is not only
to fix our educational system but to
also provide significant levels of
ongoing training to ensure quality
and competitive service for the
prices charged, especially in the
tourism and financial services sec- -
tors. '

You have to admire the efforts of
Atlantis in staff training, but the
reality is that they have-to do this to
protect their $3 billion investment
because the ‘feeder system’ - the
educational system - is letting them
down: If you talk to Atlantis execu-
tives privately, they are very, very .
concerned. What do you think is
going through the minds of the folks
at Baha Mar, Ginn and the other
major projects?

Immigration

The issue of immigration is one
that requires a bipartisan approach
with clearly defined and articulated
positions. The US grants H1-B
visas, which allow highly-skilled
workers to work in the US for a
period of six years. While the US
has cut back drastically on the.,
amount of H1-B visas issued since
the September 11 terror attacks, it is
an approach that we can look at.
However, if we go this route there
must be checks and balances to pre-
vent abuses, such as careful scrutiny
of an applicant’s education and
experience credentials.

Il am no trained social scientist,
but if you believe there will be $5
billion, $10 billion, maybe $15 bil-
lion in new investments over the
next five to seven years, we will
need to import significant amounts
of foreign Jabour...so let’s get used

“to it, because we are not doing

enough to bring our people up to
speed. We need strategies te-man-

e Bahamas must do to compete

age this process.

It is interesting to see that both
Bermuda and the Cayman Islands
have been busy attracting high-end
international and specialised finan-
cial services businesses, while the
Bahamas has not. It is also interest-
ing that both places have imple-
mented a mandatory rotation policy
- where guest workers generally are
required to leave after six years
(Bermuda) and seven years (Cay-
man) — without shutting down their
financial sector.

Internet

Interestingly enough, we may not
be too far off the mark when it
comes to broadband access (elec-
tronic access to international com-
munications). In checking with our
local cable provider, it is estimated
that there are roughly 90,000 house-
holds in the Bahamas, of which
about 35 per cent have high speed
broadband access. This penetration
rate, I am told, is the highest in the
region exceeding, both Canada and
the US, which are estimated to be
30 per cent and 25 per cent respec-
tively.

More importantly, broadband is
available to more than 92 per cent
of Bahamian households. When you
add the availability of DSL and oth-
er technologies, you can readily see
we have something in place that we
can easily build upon.

However, we must continue to
expand this penetration of broad-
band access even further and get as
many of our citizens as possible
computer literate and regular users
of the Internet as an educational
and training tool. Until next week...

NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered
Financial Analyst, is vice-president -
pensions, Colonial Pensions Ser-
vices (Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group Inter-
national, which owns Atlantic Med-
ical Insurance and is a major share-
holder of Security & General Insur-
ance Company in the Bahamas.

The views expressed are those of
the author and do not necessarily.
represent those of Colonial Group
International or any of its subsidiary
and/or affiliated companies. Please

- direct any questions or comments to

rlgibson@atlantichouse.com.bs





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same page from the day they started playing pitch and catch when Manning first arrived
10 years ago. The two have combined for 106 touchdown passes over the years, includ-
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the University of Miami’s Reggie Wayne a dangerous threat on the other side, with 86
catches and nine touchdowns, this season, it’s pick your poison on who to double-team.
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hotel-farming links

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A SENIOR Domestic
Investment Board official yes-
terday questioned why the
Bahamas could not establish
better links between its agri-
culture industry and hotel sec-
tor, given that many resort
brands in the Bahamas had
signed such agreements with
farmers in other Caribbean
countries.

Donald Demeritte, who is
also chairman of the Water &
Sewerage Corporation, was
speaking after an official with
the Inter-American Institute
for Cooperation on Agricul-
ture (IICA) had exposed just
how deep the ties binding oth-
er Caribbean countries’ farm-
ing industries to their resort
sectors were.

Ena Harvey told a class
attending National Tourism
Week that in St Kitts & Nevis,
the Four Seasons resort there
had signed a 10-year agree-
ment to purchase 34 different
products, including meat, from
a local farming association.

Resorts

Meanwhile, the Sandals
resorts in St Lucia and Jamaica
had enjoyed such success in
purchasing products from local
farmers that they were now
giving guests the chance to vis-
it the farms where the produce
they consumed was made. And
chefs at the resorts were visit-

ing the farms, and farmers vis- -

iting the resorts to see how

their products were cooked.

Similar links had been estab-
lished between St Lucia farm-
ers and the Almond chain,
while the UK Travel Founda-
tion had played a key role in
cementing links between the
Hilton chain and farmers in
Trinidad & Tobago.

Ms Harvey said that the
Hilton was supplied with
$80,000 worth of products
annually by farmers in
Trinidad.

Director

Earlston McPhee, the direc-
tor of sustainable development
at the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, said he had been in
discussions with Ms Harvey
“on how we can bring some of
these initiatives to the
Bahamas.

“We are hoping we can
bring some of these initiatives
to the Bahamas,” he added.

Mr Demeritte questioned
why the Bahamas had not
been able to establish such
agricultural linkages with its
tourism product, given what
Sandals had agreed with local
farmers in Jamaica, and the
fact that this nation attracted

five million visitors every year.

He added that he was part of
the Ministry of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments’ “audit-
ing” team that went out to
assess whether investors had
lived up to, and complied with,
the terms in the Heads of
Agreement they had signed
with the Government.

Mr Demeritte;said he and

the auditing team were now
asking for, and receiving data
from the developers, on how
they were spending their
investment dollars and what
percentage was staying with
Bahamian firms.

Meetings had been sched-
uled with Kerzner Interna-
tional for this week.

Meanwhile, Ms Harvey said
that agricultural-based tourism
was the fastest-growing seg-
ment of the US tourism indus-
try, seeing 30 per cent growth
over the past two years. In the
state of New York alone, this
had generated $200 million in
revenues, with people attracted
to the farming experience.

Cultural and heritage
tourism were among “the
hottest trends”, Ms Harvey
added, while an Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank (IDB)
study had shown that health
and wellness tourism presented
“the greatest opportunity for
the Caribbean to increase mul-
ti-sector employment”.

The spa business, Ms Har-
vey, had seen 129 per cent
growth over the past two years.

She further described oppor-
tunities that other Caribbean
nations were exploiting to
enable their people to interact
with visitors, such as tourists
visiting their homes to watch
food being prepared.

Cruise

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1236




IN THE SUPREME COURT




JAN 18 2007

Common Law & Equity Division

NASSAU, BAHAMAS



BETWEEN

CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff

AND

VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL

(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
. Defendant

ORDER

BEFORE the Honorouble Stephen Isaacs Justice of the Supreme Court on the 18" day of
January, A.D., 2007.

UPON the application of the Plaintiff by Summons dated 11" January, A.D., 2007
AND UPON HEARING Tracy A.A.A. Ferguson of Counsel for the Plaintiff.

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of Sergeant 255 Dencle Barr sworn on the 12"
day of January, A.D., 2007 and filed herein on the 17" day of January, A.D., 2007.

IT IS ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the Plaintiff be at liberty to effect service of
the Writ of Summons herein dated the 5" day of December, A.D., 2006 (hereinafter
referred to as “the Writ’) and a Summons herein dated the 5" day of December, A.D.,
2006 (hereinafter referred to as “the Summons”) and an Affidavit sworn by Tracy A.A.A.
Ferguson sworn and filed herein on the 5â„¢ day of December, A.D., 2006 (hereinafter
referred to as “the Affidavit”) and the Order herein dated the 6" day of Decemiber: AD.,
2006 (hereinafter referred to as “the Order”) (hereinafter referred to collectively as “the
Documents’) by causing the documents to be inserted in the “Tribune” and the “Nassau
Guardian” as an advertisement to the Defendant, Vickie Lynn Marshall (AKA Anna

Nicole Smith) of the institution of this action and of the Order.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the said Defendant, Vickie
Lynn Marshall (AKA Anna Nicole Smith) do cause an Appearance to be entered in this
action within Fourteen (14) days of the date of publication of the advertisements (service

to be deemed to have been effected from the date of the latter of the publications, if the

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advertisements are not simultaneously published in the said newspapers) and that such

advertisements when published be deemed to be good and sufficient.

AND IT IS ALSO ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the costs of and occasioned by
this application are to be paid to the Plaintiff in any event and that such costs are to be

taxed if not agreed.

Dated the 18" day of January, A.D., 2007

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR ©



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BETW EEN ee
CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
: Defendant

ELIZABETH IL, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
and of her other realms and territories, Head of the Commonwealth

TO: VICKIE LYNN MARSHALLL
(AKA Anna Nicole Smith)
‘Horizons’
Eastern Road
Nassau, Bahamas

WE COMMAND YOU that within fourteen days after service of this Writ on you,
inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in
an action at the suit of ;

CALLENDERS & CO.
One Millars Coun
Nassau, Bahamas

And take notice that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may precede therein, and -
judgment may be given in your.absence.

Witness, Honourable Sir. Burton P.C. Hall, Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas the day of in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and
Six.

REGISTRAR

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N.B. — This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months from the date hereof or, if renewed,
within six calendar months from the date of the last renewal, including the day of such date,
and not afterwards.

The Defendant may enter an appearance personally or by attorney either by handing in the
appropriate forms, duly completed, at the Registry of the Supreme Court, 2â„¢ Floor,

Ansbacher House, East Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, or by
sending them to that office by post. ‘

If the Defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a defence to the Attorney’s for
the Plaintiff within fourteen days from the last day of the time limited for appearance,
unless such time is extended by the Court or a Judge; otherwise judgment may be entered
against him without notice, unless he has in the meantime been served with a summons for
judgment. :

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The Plaintiff is and was at all material times a firm of Counsel and Attorneys
practising inter alia at One Millars Court, Nassau, New Providence in the

‘ Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

On the 12" September, AD., 2006 the Defendant, by her agent, one Howard K
Stern, engaged the Plaintiff to act on her behalf and on behalf of the Estate of her

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‘son, Daniel Smith (deceased) inter alia, in respect of a prospective Coroner’s

Inquest into her son’s death on 10" September, A.D., 2006 at Doctor’s Hospital. .

3. Thereafter, the Plaintiff entered into an agreement in writing to the same effect
"and for other legal services, dated 21“ September, A.D., 2006 (“the Engagement
Letter”) with the Defendant, acting by her agent, the said Howard K Stern.

4. It was a condition of the retainer that the Defendant would pay the Plaintiff's fees

promptly upon their becoming due.

5. Between the 12" September and the 9" October, 2006 the Plaintiff acted for the
Defendant but on the 9" October the Plaintiff terminated their engagement with
the Defendant.

6. There is due and owing from the Defendant to the Plaintiff fees in the sum of
B$113,217.00 but despite demands therefore, the Defendant has not paid the
whole or any part of the aforesaid sum which remains due and owing to the

Plaintiffs.

7. Further, the Plaintiff claims interest upon the said sum of B$113,217.00 pursuant

to Section 2 of the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest) Act, 1992.
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AND THE PLAINTIFF CLAIMS:

(1) An Order that the Defendant do pay the Plaintiff the sum of B$113,217.00;
(2) Interest thereon pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest) Act,. 1992;

.

(3) Costs; and
(4) Such other relief as the Court deems just.

DATED the 4th day of December, A.P., 2006

Ma ttondae 4 Co

CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers,
One Millars Court,
- Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff







COMMONWEALTH OF THE BABA’ S; 2006/CLE/gen/ 012 34,
IN THE SUPREME COURT . -
Common Law & Equity Division
BE T Ww E E N oa AIA
CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
Defendant
SUMMONS

LET ALL PARTIES CONCERNED attend before a J udge of the Supreme Court,
in Chambers, at the Supreme Court, in the Supreme Court Building, Bank Lane, Nassau,
Bahamas, on the day of December A.D., 2006 at
o’clock in the noon upon the hearing of an application on behalf of

the Plaintiff herein namely Callenders & Co.(A Firm) for the following order:

(1) An injunction under Order 29 rule 1 (1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court, and/or

under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court:

(i) prohibiting the Defendant, Vickie Lynn Marshall from reducing the net
balance on her bank accounts below USD$113,217.00 representing legal
fees due from the Detendant to the Piantiff (and any claim for interest and

costs arising thereunder) is satisfied.

Dated the 4" day of December, A.D., 2006

REGISTRAR

This Summons was taken out by CALLENDERS & CO., One Millars Court. Nassau
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.



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COMMONWEALTH OF THE] BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT



Common Law & Equity Division

BETWEEN
CALLENDERS & CO

(A Firm)

Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)

Defendant

AFFIDAVIT OF TRACY A.A.A. FERGUSON

I, TRACY A.A.A. FERGUSON of One Millars Court in the City of Nassau in the

Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

Barrister-at-Law, make oath and say as follows:

1. I am a junior litigation partner in the firm of Messrs. Callenders & Co.
(“Callenders”) of Chambers, One Millars Court, Nassau and elsewhere in The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2. The facts to which I depose herein are within my own knowledge save as

otherwise appears and are true.

3. Between the 12th September 2006 and the 9th October 2006, I was retained by
the Defendant to act as her legal Counsel in the Bahamas and to provide consulting and
‘general advice and any other legal services as may become required relating to a possible
Coroners Inquest into the death of her son, Daniel Smith (deceased).
4. As a result of the work done by Meiers Callenders for the Defendant between
those dates, the total legal fees due from the Defendant to Messrs Callenders amount to
B$113,217.00.

5. The Defendant altogether ignored the interim bill for B$72,645.88 delivered to
her on the 10" October, 2006 and has failed to pay the whole or any part of the legal fees

she incurred.

6. I believe that, for the following reasons, the Defendant is very well able to pay the
above fees but that she has a total aversion to paying her bills and that she will seek to
avoid paying the fees by any means that occur to her, including by sending her money
within this jurisdiction abroad.
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7. The Defendant has through her Attorneys requested details of the Plaintiff’s bill.
In my view the request is not a serious one but is a stalling tactic. I am satisfied that the
request is merely being used as an instrument of delay. There is now produced and shown
to me marked “TAF 1” a true and correct copy of my exchange of letters with. Messrs.

Lockhart & Munroe.

8. The Defendant presented herself to me (with her full time traveling lawyer, a Mr.
Howard Stern) as a rich and famous celebrity. I know that she earned some US$1.1
‘million for the photographic rights of the love match “ceremony” she conducted at sea
with Mr. Stern on the 28" September, 2006. She has a bank account here which we

reasonably believe has a balance containing at least USD $1 million.

9. In the recent Bahamian property transaction whereby she acquired residence
status here, the property was bought with around US$900,000.00 advanced to her by way
of loan from Mr. G. Ben Thompson who knew her well and obviously judged her to be

well able to repay at some future point. Yet as soon as the housé was purchased the
Defendant repudiated her repayment obligation on the basis that the money was a gift, a

ridiculous and false suggestion.

10. The Defendant has an established bank record of avoiding her financial liabilities
by herself applying for bankruptcy status. She has done this before by filing for
bankruptcy in California, U.S.A in 2001. .

11. —_ It is quite obvious to me that the Defendant has no intention of paying Callenders’
legal fees and that she will organize her “assets” in such a way as to frustrate our

collection of the fees. 4

12. _I therefore humbly ask this Honourable Court to grant a restraining order in the
sum of US$125,000.00 (to include interest and costs) over her assets and in particular
over her US$ bank account at ScotiaBank (Bahamas) Ltd, Main Branch, Rawson Sq. and

over her US$ bank account at Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited.

SWORN to at New Providence
_ this 4" day‘of December, A.D.,

2006

‘NOTARY PUBLIC

2006/CLE/gen/ © 1236



TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007, PAGE 7B



SUPREME COURT
Registry



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS DEC 0 6 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Division
BETWEEN.

CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
- Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL

(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
Defendant

ORDER

BEFORE the Honorouble Stephen Isaacs Justice of the Supreme Court on the 5 day of.
December, A.D., 2006.

UPON the application of the Plaintiff by Summons dated 4" December, A.D., 2006
AND UPON HEARING Michael R. Scott of Counsel for the Plaintiff.

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of Tracy A.A.A Ferguson sworn on the 4â„¢ day of
December, A.D., 2006 and the Writ of Summons dated 4" day of December, A.D., 2006

AND the Plaintiff by its Counsel undertaking:

(1) To notify the Defendant forthwith of the terms of this Order, and to serve
forthwith on the Defendant a copy of this Order, the Affidavit of Tracy A.A.A
Ferguson and any other documents placed before che Court in support of the

application.

(2) | To comply with any order that the court may make if the court shall hereafter find
that the Defendant has suffered loss by reason of this order for which the Plaintiff
should compensate the Defendant.

IT IS ORDERED THAT

1. The Defendant is restrained until further order from reducing the net balance on
her accounts at ScotiaBank (Bahamas) Limited and Ansbacher (Bahamas)

Limited below USD$113,217.00.

2. Except for the purpose of obtaining legal advice, the Defendant (in whatever
capacity) or anyone else with knowledge of this Order must not directly or
indirectly inform anyone of these proceedings or the contents of this Order, or
wam anyone that proceedings have been or may be brought against it by the
Plaintiff until the expiry of fourteen (14) days from the date of this Order.

3. , The Defendant may apply to the Court at any time to vary or discharge this Order
but if it wishes to do so it must give 48 hours notice in writing to the Plaintiff's

Attorneys.

4. The Plaintiff Attormeys are: Callenders & Co, One Millar's Court, PO Box N-
7117, Nassau, Bahamas. (Tel: 242-322-2511).

Effect of this Order
The Defendant, has been ordered not to do something, must not do it by herself or by her

representative, employees, or agents or in any other way. It is a Contempt of Court for _

any person notified of this Order knowingly to assist in or permit a breach of the Order.

Any person doing so may be sent to prison, fined, or have his assets seized.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

PENAL NOTICE ;
If you, the within-named Vickie Lynn Marshall and/or any of your respective



Tepresentatives, employees, servants or agents disobey this Order, you and/or any
representative, employee, servant or agent will be liable to process of execution for the

purpose of compelling you to obey the same.

DATED the 4th day of December, A.D. 2006.

(relaag

One Millars Court,
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Plaintiff



AB_| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23,2007 _ INTERNATIONAL EDITION

BRITAIN | REAL ESTATE

In London’s booming market, even
tiniest apartment draws interest

BY RAPHAEL G. SATTER
Associated Press

LONDON — A prison cell-
sized apartment without elec-
tricity is on sale for $335,000
— another sign that London’s
property market is booming
despite rising costs and stag-
nant salaries.

Tiny, dilapidated studios do
not normally attract big
money, but this is London,
where a six-meter)-square for-
mer storage room is being
marketed as an investment
property -in the exclusive
Knightsbridge neighborhood.

Real estate agent Andrew

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Scott, who is handling the sale,
compared it to a small com-
partment of a ship “perma-
nently anchored to one of the
wealthiest neighborhoods in
the world.”

At more than $4,340 a
square foot, the mortgage buys
a spot within walking distance
of Harrods department store
and London’s Hyde Park.
Originally conceived as a
maid’s room, the apartment at
18 Cadogan Place hasn’t been
used for years and is littered
with trash bags and crumbling
paint.

A coffin-sized shower is en

suite, and storage is provided
by a shallow closet and 10-inch
deep shelves cut into the wall.
Two hot plates and a small
sink make up the kitchen. Two
dirty windows allow the light
to filter into the basement
apartment, and the fire escape
could conceivably double as a
shared patio.

With no electricity or func-
tional heating, Scott said it
would cost as much as an addi-
tional $59,000 to make the
room habitable.

“Tt is an investment,” he
said, as he stretched his arms
the width of the room, laying





pase

NATI HARNIK/AP

CALLED ‘WIN-WIN’ FOR ENVIRONMENT: This ethanol plant in Mead, Neb., the first using a
methanol closed-loop system, is set to begin operations in February.

Ethanol plants powered by
cow gas, trash catching on

° ALTERNATIVE FUELS

through metal slats in the cat-
tle pens and be collected.
Methane from the manure
will be trapped instead of
being allowed to drift into the
atmosphere, and then used to
generate power for the plant.
Corn and grain will be used to
produce ethanol and cattle
will eat the wet distiller’s
grain. that is a byproduct of
ethanol production, closing
the loop.

Langley’s plant is next toa
28,000-head cattle feedlot.
The cattle will produce
roughly 244,000 tons of
manure annually — more
than enough to be the sole
power source for the compa-
ny’s 25-million-gallon ethanol
plant.

ENVIRONMENTAL HOPES

If the plant and others like
it are successful, they could
begin increasing expectations
about the environmental
impact of alternative-fuel pro-
duction.

“Cows dre a major source
of greenhouse gas,” said
David Mager, vice president
of Bion Environmental Tech-
nologies, a company helping
livestock operations incorpo-
rate ethanol production by
using manure. The company
is working with about five

NEW YORK

ethanol plants now. “One-
third of all methane comes
from livestock.”

Langley’s company has a
goal of completing 15 such
plants over the next five
years.

Other companies have sim-
ilar plans to use methane to
power ethanol plants.

Texas-based Panda Etha-
nol plans to build a total of
four methane-powered etha-
nol plants in Texas, Colorado
and Kansas, with the first
scheduled to begin operations
late this year.

And the boom is being
fueled by more than a desire
to help the environment.

A 40-million gallon ethanol
plant can save millions of dol-
lars annually in energy costs
by using onsite methane
instead of natural gas, Mager
said.

“That’s a very big piece of
this,” Mager said.

Traditional methods of
making ethanol have been
criticized for not reducing
reliance on fossil fuels as
much as advertised.

On average, it takes one
unit of fossil-fuel based
energy to produce ethanol
containing between two and
2.5 units of energy, according
to Langley.

A spokesman for the
Renewable Fuels Association,

a national trade association
for ethanol, says the ratio is
even lower, closer to one unit
producing 1.67 units of etha-
nol energy.

But manure isn’t the only
source of methane.

GAS FROM TRASH

Outside Jackson, Neb.,
Leonard Gill plans on drawing

‘gas from trash. He has tons of

it as owner of a regional land-
fill.

His L.P. Gill Landfill is now
dotted with wells that will
draw methane gas that, in
some cases, has been trapped
in the ground for decades.

Pipes will transport the
methane to an ethanol plant
about a mile away. The meth-
ane will provide a portion of
the plant’s power and could
save about $250,000 annually
in energy costs, according to
officials at the plant.

. Before launching his ven-
ture, Gill visited landfills in
five states where methane
was being used to help gener-
ate electricity.

Now he talks like an old
energy hand and, like others
in the burgeoning methane-
ethanol business, not without
a little bit of pride.

“We can take a waste prod-
uct and use it as an energy
source,” Gill said. “I never
would have predicted this.”

NYC could lose financial lead

°NEW YORK

omy. Nationwide, financial
services;is the third-largest
sector of the economy, con-
tributing 8 percent of gross
domestic product, behind
only manufacturing and real
estate.

Bloomberg, a Republican
and former CEO, spent years
on Wall Street and built his
multibillion-dollar fortune
from the financial informa-
tion company Bloomberg LP,
which he founded in the early
1980s.

“The financial services
industry is one reason that the
20th century was the Ameri-
can century and that New
York became the world’s cap-
ital,” he said. “This is one of
many challenges to our long-

term health and stability that
requires we move beyond
partisanship to find solu-
tions.”

He and Schumer, a Demo-
crat, were to discuss the
report’s findings and recom-
mendations, which include
some changes specific to Sar-
banes-Oxley, the anti-fraud
law enacted in 2002 amid a
spate of corporate scandals.

The Securities and
Exchange Commission last
month agreed to ease some
rules within Sarbanes-Oxley,
but the McKinsey report sug-
gested the SEC should go far-
ther and consider exempting
foreign companies from cer-
tain parts of the act, “pro-
vided they already comply
with sophisticated, SEC-ap-
proved foreign regulators.”



The report also raises the
idea of creating a special
“international financial ser-
vices zone” in New York,
where tax breaks and other
incentives could be used to
lure new foreign firms.

Other suggestions include
a Congress-created commis-
sion on financial competitive-
ness to address structural
issues for the long term, and a
similar local venture to pro-
mote New York’s interests.

According to the report,
the trends being observed
today could result in signifi-
cant setbacks: The United
States stands to lose “substan-
tial market share in invest-
ment banking and sales and
trading over the next five
years,” equal to billions of

dollars.

his palms flat on opposite
sides of the wall.

The sale of this dark, mil-
dewy room is a small example
of the astronomical rise in
property values across Lon-
don, which only in the past
year has seen average residen-
tial property asking prices ris-
ing 22.4 percent to about
$703,000 according to figures
released Monday by Right-
move, which tracks the British
property market.

Prices in London’s most
desirable neighborhoods have
grown even faster, with aver-
age house prices in the bor-

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ough of Kensington and Chel-
sea — where Cadogan Place is
located — rising 61.8 percent
over the past year to a jaw-
dropping $2.2 million.

Ultra high end property
prices in London are the most
expensive in the world, with
some recent sales hitting
about $5,900 per square foot
— making the Cadogan Place
studio a bargain by compari-
son, according to research
published last year by CB
Richard Ellis Group.

Similar properties in New
York can go for about $5,300
per square foot while those in



LEFTERIS PITARAKIS/AP

PRICED AT $335,000: Real
estate agent Andrew Scott
shows a central London
apartment that was
formerly a storage room.

Hong Kong sell at around
$3,950 per square foot.

Scott said he already had
three offers on the property.

Pfizer to lay off 10,000

*PFIZER

Pfizer also will restructure
its U.S. commercial business
into five distinct units, each
with a general manager
responsible for that group’s
performance. It will also drop
two areas of research and
consolidate its development
efforts.

“I believe we must trans-
form the way we’ve done
business in the past in order
to be more successful in the
future,” said Jeffrey Kindler,
who became Pfizer’s CEO last
summer and chairman last
month. “Incremental evolu-
tion is not enough. Funda-
mental change is imperative
— and it must happen now.”

Pfizer reiterated that its
revenue would be flat this
year and next, but expects
earnings to jump by between
6 percent and 9 percent in
both 2007 and 2008.

FINANCIAL PRESSURE

‘>'Analysts are skeptical Pfiz-

er’s current and pipeline
drugs can generate enough
sales to compensate for reve-
nue it stands to lose. Pressure
on Pfizer has intensified since
safety issues forced it to halt
development of the star drug
in its pipeline, which was
slated to replace the best-sell-
ing Lipitor as it loses patent
protection as early as 2010.
Antidepressant Zoloft lost
patent protection last year
and its sales sank 79 percent
to $166 million. This year,
Pfizer will face generic com-
petition on blood-pressure
medicine Norvasc, which

INVESTING

brought in $4.9 billion in sales
last year, and allergy treat-
ment Zyrtec, with $1.6 billion
in revenue in 2006.

Kindler acknowledged that
the company couldn’t cut its
way to growth.

Still, the cuts do help shore
up business and remain a
good short-term strategy as
the company seeks acquisi-
tions to boost revenue, said
Barbara Ryan, an analyst at
Deutsche Bank.

The sites in Michigan
employ about 2,300 people,
while the plant being closed
in the Brooklyn borough of
New York employs 600 peo-
ple. Only 25 jobs will be lost in
Nebraska. Pfizer said many of
the Michigan workers will be
offered jobs elsewhere in the
company.

Pfizer’s fourth-quarter
earnings report, issued earlier
Monday, illustrated the com-
pany’s woes. Net income for
the period rose sharply
because of the $16.6 billion
sale of its ‘consumer health-
care business last month,
resulting in an after-tax gain
of $7.9 billion. However, after
adjusting for that gain and
other items, Pfizer’s earnings
fell 15 percent on flat sales.

USS. sales of Lipitor, Pfiz-
er’s top-selling drug, slipped 6
percent to $1.95 billion. Last
summer Zocor, a rival choles-
terol treatment made by
Merck, lost patent protection
and insurers have pushed the
cheaper versions of that drug
over Lipitor when appropri-
ate.

As insurers and the gov-
ernment pressure pharmaceu-

tical companies to keep prices
down and refuse to pay for
some new treatments, drug-
makers are taking bigger risks
to find new types of medi-
cines. But their attempts can
fail. Last year, safety issues
forced Pfizer to scrap its drug
torcetrapib, a novel choles-
terol treatment, after ,spend-
ing $800 million developing
it.

DEVELOPMENT LABS

Pfizer’s own labs haven’t
been very productive and the
company hasn’t introduced a
blockbuster since it discov-
ered Viagra in 1998.

Dr. John LaMattina, presi-
dent of Pfizer Global
Research and Development,
said he wasn’t satisfied with
the company’s development
performance. To improve its
success, he said Pfizer would
end discovery efforts in der-
matology and gastroenterol-
ogy because the funds could
be better used elsewhere.

LaMattina said the com-
pany would also centralize
research efforts so work on
any one disease is handled at
one location. For example, in
the past Pfizer conducted can-
cer research at six different
sites, which LaMattina said
only increased costs without
improving productivity.

For the fourth quarter,
Pfizer’s net income soared to
$9.45 billion, or $1.32 per
share, from $2.73 billion, or 37
cents per share, a year ago.
Excluding the gain from the
sale of the consumer division,
earnings totaled $3.05 billior.
or 43 cents per share. .

Venture capital deals hit
$25.5 billion in 2006

* VENTURE CAPITAL

in the industrial and energy
category, where venture capi-
tal investments more than
doubled to $1.8 billion. About

-40 percent of that money was

earmarked for alternative
energy projects.

Now that venture capital’s
investment volume has
increased in each of.the last
three years, the chances of
creating another bubble are
rising, too, particularly since
the industry has raised a total
of $56 billion in the past two
years.

So far, though, venture
capitalists have been proceed-
ing at a moderate pace of
growth that suggests they
may have learned from their
past mistakes.

“It’s not crazy out there
right now. We are just in this
kind of steady state,” said Rob
Shaplinsky, founding partner
of Bridgescale, a venture capi-
tal firm in Menlo Park.

Over the past three years,
the industry has invested an
average of $5.9 billion per
quarter, compared with a
$16.7 billion quarterly average
from 1999 through 2001.

The final three months of
2006 provided another exam-
ple of venture capitalists’
restraint, with fourth-quarter
investments totaling $5.7 bil-
lion, unchanged from the pre-
vious year.

“We are pleased that, to

date, quarterly investment

levels have remained prudent
and no major over-funding
has occurred,” said Mark
Heeson, president of the
National Venture Capital
Association.

Venture capitalists have
had a strong incentive to be
more careful with their
money this time around
because it’s taking longer for
them to cash out of their
investments.

During the financial frenzy
of the dot-com boom, many
startups generated huge pay-
days for venture capitalists by
completing initial public
offerings of stock less than
three years from their incep-
tion. Today, startups are usu-
ally five to seven years old
before they are making
enough money to. attract a
buyout offer from a larger
company or assemble an IPO
that would pique the interest
of more discriminating inves-
tors.

raised in trendy areas like
“Web 2.0” — a catchall phrase
for the Internet craze.devoted
to social networking and the
sharing of content largely
contributed by members of a
Web site’s audience.

‘“°Web 2.0’ has become a
buzzword and it always
scares me when an entrepre-
neur comes in with a pitch
and starts spouting buzz-
words,” said Tim Draper,
founder and managing direc-
tor of Draper Fisher Jurvet-
son, a venture capital firm in
Menlo Park.

With dozens of sites vying
to strike it rich like YouTube
did in its recent $1.76 billion
sale to.Google, online video
looks particularly ripe for a
shakeout.

“You can still hit it big
there, but the percentage [of
startups] that will is going to
be very, very small,” pre-
dicted Mike Carusi, general
partner with Advanced Tech-





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Will neglect and complicity
take country to hell again?

66 Pre Minister,
the country is

going straight to hell, and I am
not aware that anybody is
doing anything about it,”

That was an opening state-
ment by a perceptive and wor-
ried PLP Cabinet Minister as
the party’s parliamentarians
huddled in a garret at the
Stokes Thompson Cabana on
South Beach in November,
1970,

For months the minister had
been muttering much the same
to anyone who would listen.
This time he directed his com-
plaint directly at Prime Minis-
ter Lynden Pindling in a con-
clave convened by Anthony
Roberts.

In the country many were
still in a state of euphoria fol-
lowing the change in January,
1967, and the massive consoli-
dation of PLP power in 1968,
The economy was doing fine,
there was high employment
and some positive changes
were taking place,

The negative impact of cer-
tain actions by the new ae
ernment were yet to be felt by
the general public but some
insiders saw the squalls gath-
ering and knew that the ship of
state was in for heavy weather.

The ruling party was having
internal difficulties as a dissi-
dent movement was growing,
but most people did not under-
stand why. Mr Roberts (later
Father Roberts) called the
conclave in an effort to make
peace,

But it was significant that
the perceptive minister’s open-
ing statement was about coun-
try, not party. He knew that
what was happening in the
party was a result of certain
decisions that would affect the
country adversely and seri-
ously,

The public was aware of the
dispute between the Grand



Bahama Port Authority and
the government but not much
concerned since most people
agreed that changes had to be
made in Freeport. But the
insiders were worried about
the manner in which that
process was being managed
and especially about the uni-
lateral amendment of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement.

There were also disturbing
aspects of Benguet Consoli-
dated Corporation’s purchase
of Port Authority stock and
the wild fluctuation of the
company’s traded stock in the
face of conflicting announce-
ments about the transaction,
Some people made a lot of
money,

Sir Lynden first announced
approval of the transaction
then later denied that his gov-
ernment had approved, The
Tribune published on its front
page the original announce-
ment of approval complete
with the official letterhead,

much to the embarrassment of
the government,

Then there was the collapse
of the arrangement between
the government and a consor-
tium led by the Swire group
for the takeover and upgrading
of Bahamas Airways, Interna-
tional routes that were granted
exclusively to the new
Bahamas Airways were later
and without notice also given
to Bahamas World Transport,
an airline that was yet to fly.

These and other events

_ severely damaged investor

confidence and:took their toll
on the economy, But not even
the outspoken minister could
have guessed what was still in
store; hell was just around the
comer,

s the tourism infra-
structure decayed

‘and the government launched

into its ill-fated nationalisation
of the hotel industry, the legit-
imate economy declined, By
the late 70s and into the 80s
The Bahamas was awash in
money from the trafficking of
illegal drugs,

As the country teetered on
the brink of disaster, the PLP
government seemed impotent.
A Commission of Inquiry lat-
er confirmed what everybody
already knew: drug money had
corrupted the nation from top
to bottom; Bahamian values
and traditions were under
attack as never before and, it is
desperately to be hoped, nev-
er will be again.

Many of the problems we
face today have their origins
in that awtul period, Teenagers
had pockets full of hundred
dollar bills and money literally
fell from the sky, thanks to the
Colombian gangsters who
stopped at nothing in their
campaign to buy a nation, with
the help of Bahamians in high
places who were willing to sell.

‘al Hilt

Not only were our values
irreparably skewed, that era
spawned a kind of criminality
that had not been seen in these
islands since Woodes Rogers
routed the pirates back in the
18th century,

At its height, drug wars and
brutal killings became the
order of the day and many
young and promising lives
were prostituted, degraded
and destroyed. It was hell
indeed,

The serious business of
restoring our good name in the
world and rebuilding the legit-
imate economy did not start
in earnest until a new govern-
ment was elected in 1992,

Prime Minister Hubert

Ingraham and his colleagues _

were spectacularly successful,
The PLP government and the
country are still enjoying the
benefits of the economic foun-
dation that was reconstructed
during the FNM’s 10 years in
office.

The recovery - as it relates
to our attitudes towards work,
the ordering of our priorities
and the value of our traditions
- has been slow and painful
and will require many more
years of hard work on the part
of government and the entire
society.

Now, the country seems
once again to be at a cross-
roads and there is a feeling of

deep unease and anxiety all ©

over, from Grand Bahama and
Bimini to Inagua and
Mayaguana, and within the
ranks of the governing party

“as well,

Once again there seems to
be a serious deficit of leader-
ship in the political directorate.
As in the cocaine era, the lead-
ers of today’s PLP government
seem to be creating problems
instead of facing challenges.

Although the threat posed
by drug traffickers has not
evaporated, the challenges fac-

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ing us today do not come from
the Colombian cocaine cow-
boys who want to fly their flag
over, and do business from,
The Bahamas.

Nevertheless, today’s unad-
dressed challenges will most
certainly come back to haunt
us in the future just as the
neglect and complicity of the
drug era affect us today. It is
no use sticking one’s head in
the sand; no amount of brava-
do and pretending that things
will work out will suffice,
Things will not work out; we
have to work them out.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie is a decent man but
he is utterly incapable of
imposing even a modicum of
discipline on his Cabinet. The
overall result has been scan-
dal after scandal and crisis
after crisis being either ignored
altogether or inadequately
addressed,

Even more worrisome has
been the lack of direction. The
government is apparently will-
ing to agree to any and all
development proposals and
Mr Christie seems ever ready
to sign heads of agreement
with foreign developers, even
if they are not exactly sure
what they want to do.

This government and this

_ prime minister are so anxious

to sign agreements that they
are more than willing to give
away thousands of acres of
Bahamian land to developers
who are clever enough to
exploit the government’s
weakness,

Mr Christie and his col-
leagues gave the developers of
Baha Mar a big hotel and land
in Cable Beach when the
developers had nothing but an
artist’s impression of what the
development could look like.
The drawings were enough to
launch Mr Christie into flights
of fancy.

Then, having acquired for

less than $50 million our hotel-

and hundreds of acres of prime
land, they went shopping for
two years to find partners,
And our prime minister hails
that as a wonderful achieve-
ment!

The new PLP model of eco-
nomic development is result-
ing in the alienation of thou-
sands of acres of Bahamian
land for residential develop-
ment and sale to foreigners,
and coastal land is highly
desired, of course. Some of
these projects are already
doing irreparable damage to
our environment as developers
are allowed to fill in our wet-
lands.

The communities they cre-
ate will bring few high end jobs
and business opportunities for
Bahamians, and they will con-
tribute little to local
economies, But they will make
it difficult for many Bahamians
to own land. All this will cause
resentment and devastating
social and political upheaval
in the future, More hell.

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Haitian
nationals
returned
to home

IMMIGRATION officials
repatriated 342 Haitian
nationals on January 18 and
19.

The Haitians were taken to
Port-au-Prince on two
Bahamasair flights — at a com-
bined cost of $75,000.

The group reportedly con-
sisted of 280 men and 62
women.

The Department of Immi-
gration reported that as of
6pm yesterday, the popula-
tion at the Detention Centre
was 119 detainees.

This group comprises of 99
men, 19 women and one
child.

Appeal for
blood at
Doctors
Hospital

DOCTORS Hospital has
revealed that it is in urgent
need of Type O blood.

Hospital officials sent out
an urgent appeal to the public
for donations yesterday.

Anyone who wishes to
donate blood is urged to visit
the blood bank at the hospital
as soon as possible.

Eight are
arrested in
‘police
operations

POLICE operations ‘Quiet
Storm’ and ‘Tri-Party’ were
once again successful this
weekend, arresting several
suspected offenders and
catching numerous traffic vio-
lators. :

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans told The
Tribune yesterday that offi-
cers participating in the two
special operations executed
eight arrest warrants and
issued 97 traffic citations over
the weekend.

US Embassy
staff on
passport trip
to Freeport

US Embassy personnel will
visit Freeport on Friday, Jan-
uary 26 to make themselves
available to US passport
applicants.

They will provide services
in connection with first time
applications; renewals and
replacements for lost or
stolen passports; documenta-
tion of birth abroad (children
born in the Bahamas to US
citizen parents) and other
related passport issues.

The embassy also advised
that it is mandatory for per-
sons who wish to use this ser-
vice to contact the embassy’s
consular officer in advance
at: mailto:acsn@state.gov to
confirm an appointment.

Embassy officials said that
appointments will be limited
because of the one-day win-
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@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Public Managers’
Union is accusing Bahamasair
of discrimination and breach of
contract for withholding Christ-
mas bonuses from employees
in Florida.

The leaders of PMU held a
press conference yesterday to
express their disappointment
with Bahamasair.

The union said they have tried
to resolve their issues with the







any response to their concerns.

“First and foremost on this
list is the plight of our managers
in Florida, who have been
ostracised by the actions of this
company in awarding them a
three per cent increase with no
increments,” said Benjamin
Forbes, a union trustee.

“Does the Employment Act
and labour laws of the Bahamas
not apply to Bahamians work-
ing aboard for the government
of the Bahamas, and is this not
the case for Ministry of Tourism
and Foreign Affairs officers
who live abroad?”

Mr Forbes said that a clear
message is being sent by
Bahamasair that it does not
have the interests of the Florida
managers at heart.

Executive vice-president Phyl-
lis Johnson added that the union’s
members are supposed to be paid
Christmas bonuses. “We feel that
we are entitled to this bonus as
the rules of the Christmas bonus
‘cannot change in the last few























â„¢ By ALISON. LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE head of a major real
estate and construction firm said
yesterday that Bahamian
builders have no excuse for not
finding employment as the econ-
omy is currently “so receptive”.

Arawak Homes chairman

‘Franklyn Wilson, who is also
chairman of the Cotton Bay
development in Eleuthera,
claimed construction firms are
facing a “serious problem” in
finding Bahamian labour for
projects.

“Anyone involved in con-
struction, by and large they’re
busy. I don’t care what you’re
planning to do in the field of
building, chances are, you’re
going to have problems meeting
all of your targets because per-
sons are busy,” he said at a
press conference yesterday.

Referring to news coverage
last week of complaints that
there are around 30 Chinese
construction workers employed
on the site of the new TG
Glover primary school, Mr Wil-
son concurred with the expla-
nation given by Director of
Immigration Vernon Burrows
— that there are simply not
enough skilled Bahamian work-
ers to take advantage of the
positions on offer.

“Today this economy is so
explosive that if you are in the
construction field and you are
not working you really need to
ask yourself, are you qualified?”
he said.

Mr Wilson’s comments come
in the wake of complaints by a
number of skilled Bahamian
construction workers — on pro-
jects ranging from Phase III at
Atlantis to government schools

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from jobs or have missed out
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~ Bahamasair is
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discrimination



conference yesterday where they voiced their grievances

weeks of the year when that
bonus is payable,” she said.

Mrs Johnson said PMU has
been patient with the manage-
ment of the national flag-carri-
er, but she claimed it was obvi-
ous that their “kindness is being
taken for weakness”.

‘The executives of PMU also
said that.during earlier negotia-
tions with Bahamasair, they
indicated that there were some
managers that needed to be
reclassified.

Mrs Johnson said: “They are
now attempting to put policies
in place that would make a man-
ager in the Family Islands ditter-
ent from a manager in Nassau.

“These items were never
raised during negotiations and
we see it as another instance of

dismissed from his job on the
TG Glover school site because
his béssés*claimed theré\was
“no work him to do” — only to
return to the site days later to
find four or five Chinese steel-
workers doing the work he had
been doing.

Alleging a “Chinese take-
over”, Mr Thompson said there
were more Bahamians working
at the beginning of the project,
but “a whole lot had been let go.”

‘However, an electrical con- -
tractor also on the site, Henry -

Storr, responded that there are
no qualified Bahamian electri-
cians. “As soon.as you train a
fella, he leaves and goes and
starts his own business,” he said.

Mr Wilson said the question
should be addressed from a
non-partisan perspective.

“The circumstances that exist
— this has nothing to do with
partisan politics, the economic
climate in this country right now
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union for pay increases for mid-
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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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Election handouts enslave a people

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Minister Fred
Mitchell wants election reforms that would
cap the funds spent by political parties
during election campaigns.

We agree with this, but far more than
election funds have to be capped. Some
blame politicians for encouraging the
voter’s attitude that they have to be given
something of monetary worth in exchange
for their vote. On the other hand politi-
cians will probably say that it’s the voter’s
expectations that force them to make
offers that should not be necessary if the
voter wants a trustworthy MP. It is really a
case of which comes first, the chicken or
the egg.

It is not for us to worry as to who start-

ed the election “gimme” game. It’s |

enough to remember that it takes two to
tango and regardless of who made the
first move to start the tango, what is hap-
pening at election time is wrong and con-
tributes to what Opposition Leader
Hubert Ingraham called the brutal reduc-
tion of large numbers of our people to
dependency on politicians. Of course, Mr
Ingraham made the statement in a dif-
ferent context when in 1992 he promised
_ Bahamians that with their vote the FNM

would rid the country of politicians who ©

“ceased to see themselves as the servants
of the people.”

However, both parties are guilty of
these election practices.

We recently had a conversation with a
person who sometime ago electioneered
for the PLP, but switched sides and has
been with the FNM for the past two elec-

_ tions.

He is a staunch believer that it is the
politician who is at the root of the cancer in
the body politic.

He remembers when he was just a boy
living with his grandfather in Exuma. His

_ grandfather, he said, was a staunch UBP. It
was election time and the late prime min-
ister Lynden Pindling was out on the hus-
tings.

“Pindling came to our house to see my
grandfather,” said the gentleman. “What
can I do for you? Sir Lynden asked.
‘There’s nothing you can do for me, but it’s
what you can do for the people,’ my grand-

father replied.”

However, said the young man, Sir Lyn-
den persisted. “‘I am not concerned about
that,’ Sir Lynden told my grandfather,
‘right now I am concerned with what I can
do for you personally.””

Sir Lynden’s mission, he said, was to
get his grandfather indebted to him per-
sonally because he was a leader in the
community and would feel obligated to
campaign for the PLP.

The young man said he never forgot
that conversation and in later years realised
what that approach was doing to enslave
the .grassroot Bahamian who was prepared
to sell his birthright for a new roof over his
head or a temporary job.

It would be wrong to suggest that this
practice started with Sir Lynden and the
PLP. It goes way back to the days of a
bottle of rum and a four shilling note —
long before party politics. In those days

. the voter got half of the four shilling note,

collecting the matching half after he had
cast his vote on election day.

The young man said that in his house-
to-house campaigning it is not unusual for
him to be rebuffed with the remark: “Well,
I ain’t doing nothing for nobody, because
they ain’t done nothing for me.”

It is this short-sighted approach that
sends third rate politicians to parliament;
politicians who have no respect for people
who can be bought, and who, while there,
spend much of their time figuring out how
they can benefit themselves, rather than
improve the lot of the people. It is this
selfish attitude that keeps many grassroots
Bahamians enslaved.

Bahamian youth should be taught at
school about their duty to their country
and their civic responsibility as a voter.

They should understand that if they elect
a politician who has the good of the whole
country at heart, he will create an envi-
ronment in which all Bahamians willing
to work can pull themselves to the top. A
society in which no one will have to give
them an election handout, but in which
they can earn enough to help themselves
and provide for their families year round
— not. only every five years at election



Do we have
leaders or
misleaders?

EDITOR, The Tribune

Bahamians were misled with
promises made before the 2002
election, by so-called leaders.

We were misled about”
monies received from a former
banker around the 2002 elec-
tion.

We were misled about storm
relief monies in Freeport.

We were misled by one of the
candidate’s financial disclosure
around the 2002 election.

We were misled about the
matter at BAIC.

We were misled about LNG.

We were misled about the
fight at the Cabinet building.

We were misled about con-
tracts.

We were misled about ‘the
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schools.

We were misled about the
Registrar General.

We were misled about Oasis
hotel in Freeport.

We were misled about Ms
Nicole Smith.

We were misled about the
junkanoo bleachers.

We were misled about Jus-
tice Lyons’ ruling.

We were misled about NFS
employees.......... “Misled, mis-
led, misled!”

Boy we have to bring in
“skilled leaders too!”

There is an old established

fact: that to secure our liberty —
governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the
governed. When any form of
government becomes destruc-
tive of these ends, it is the right:
of the people to abolish it, and
to institute new government.
Even moreso when a long train
of abuses and usurpations, pur-.
suing invariably the same object
evinces by design to reduce the
governed to absolute despotism,
it is their right, it is their duty to
throw off such government.
What is your deliberation?

“Leaders?” Or “misleaders?”

RANDY

PATRIOTIC BAHAMIAN
Nassau

January 2007

Confusion over comments
by deputy director-general

EDITOR, The Tribune

I, like probably many
Bahamians, are more than sur-
prised as to the comments of
Deputy Director-General of
Tourism, David Johnson, in his
address to Rotary, Freeport
recently as to his opinion on
“anchor projects.”

To try to make a comparison
between costs in New Provi-
dence and any Family Island is
like comparing an economy car,
with a high-priced motor vehicle
— the two cannot be seen on
the same page.

The thing that Mr Johnson
does not see, possibly because
persons working inside of the
Government system do not
recognise market forces, is that

in Exuma for example at Emer-
ald Bay/Four Seasons the mar-
ket for undeveloped land,
developed land is priced at a
premium which more than com-
pensates for the added costs for
doing business in Exuma rather
than New Providence.

There is a very interesting
untold story of massive multi-
million investments in the Exu-
mas, as to. who purchased and
who is developing and what
they are developing in the chain
of Exuma islands. Have you
been to Exuma’s George Town
International Airport on a
weekend, Mr Johnson? The
sight is impressive — executive
jets lined-up on the apron.

From where IJ sit market
forces are working very well,

Mr Deputy Director General,
very well indeed.

It is interesting why now is
Deputy Director-General of
Tourism making these com-
ments? The policy for Anchor
Properties/Resorts has been in
place for over four and three-
quarter years and has been
extremely successful although
everyone acknowledges there
is a problem of encouraging the
indigenous descendent popula-
tion to move back to the islands
after the island folk have expe-

_ Tienced the so-called magical

lights of Nassau or even'Mr
Johnson’s hometown, Freeport.

N RUSSELL
Nassau
January 19 2007

A complaint about noise

EDITOR, The Tribune

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In this, the first installment of The Tribune’s new feature: Election Face Off, the PLP incum-



@ CARMICHAEL MP
John Carey

bent for the Carmichael constituency John Carey and the FNM challenger Desmond Banister
talk on Prime Minister Perry Christie’s anchor project policy, crime, immigration and the crum-
bling family structure. The second segment will appear in tomorrow’s Tribune.



& FNM CHALLENGER
Desmond Bannister

Q: What are your views on the government's policy to create an anchor project on every island?

Carey: It is an essential component of progress and development. For far too long we have had a
depopulation of our islands because there has been no economic activity on those islands. As a
result of the.concept of anchor projects, you are creating economies that will allow those islands to be
self sufficient. This progress and development has its challenges so the concerns you will hear from per-
sons are the issue of crime, the issue of housing, education, health care, and the availability of these
things in these islands when things take off. Bahamians on these islands must be prepared to partic-
ipate seriously to embrace these particular opportunities.

Bannister: It is raising a lot of serious concerns.

The displacement of Bahamians and the manner in which the projects are being carried out, the pos-
sibility of over development — these are issues that ought to concern every Bahamian and we ought to
be very concerned as to how these projects are being carried out.

They are announcing so many projects and so very little has been seen of them. They are signing all
of these agreements but it seems that only a few of them will come to fruition.

Q: What would you change about the country’s current immigration policy?

Carey: When looking on immigration policy we must look at both immigrant policy and immigra-
tion policy. These are two distinct things. Immigrant policy means persons who have been here for
many years and the way the issuance of work permits occur; I would consider that a part of immigrant
policy. Immigration policy would include but not be limited to naturalisation and citizenship. One thing
I am in support of is that anyone born in the Bahamas should be Bahamian regardless of their
parental heritage. I think it is unfair that thousands of Bahamians go to America and have kids and
they come back as American citizens but we are discriminatory against anyone who is born to a for-
eigner in the Bahamas.

Bannister: I think we need to get very serious about what we do in immigration and not giving lip
service to the whole process. Quite frankly one is at a dilemma to understand what is the PLP’s pol-
icy with respect to immigration. If you are Anna Nicole Smith you get treated in one way but if you
are a lady in Grand Bahama — who I know had to personally prevail on the minister to get things done,
with respect to someone who has lived in this country for so long — you don’t get the same treatment.

There are so many people in the country who are in limbo, who have been in the Bahamas and con-
tributed to the Bahamas, those persons are all but ignored. We need an immigration policy where every-
body who applies knows what the policy is and how it can apply to their circumstances.

Q: Many persons cite the failure of family life as the root of many problems in the Bahamas. How do you think this can be corrected?

Carey: I think those in leadership have to demonstrate
by example, especially if you are not living up to the moral
code, and demonstrate through speech and actions that we
are serious about families and serious about correcting these
issues.

It is difficult for me to follow the example of a person
who has a miserable family life while exposing the rhetoric of
family. It’s like me listening to a criminal who is actively
participating in crime and them telling me not to steal and
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Carey: We started the crime watch association in Carmichael
and tonight we have a town meeting to address crime.

Another thing that can be done is more community meetings
where people get together to discuss things in the area relative
to the. area: - s ries

One of the biggest problems I have encountered in Carmichael
is a lack of community spirit. Ve

Things like block parties, these things cause people to bond
together and look out for one another as opposed to being
individualistic where you lock your homes and not worry about
your neighbor.









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the police are trying to do with young people in the police clubs is a commendable effort but what we need
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these organisations can survive. So many of our organisations operate from hand to mouth. You get lip ser-
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with the expertise and skills who are doing so much work in assisting us in bring up young people. Ultimately
there are social problems that are going to have to be addressed with respect to why there are so many one-
family homes. The laws have to be strengthened in terms of men having so many children and not taking
care of them. The Inheritance Act is a very good act. It did away with hundreds of years of injustice in our
society where a child who is not the natural child can still make a claim on the father’s estate when he dies,
but it does not go a step further. There are other dependents in a society who can also make a claim on his
estate so we need to look at more social legislation like the Inheritance Act and look at broadening legis-
lation like that.

Q: What can be done to reduce crime in your constituency?

Bannister: In Carmichael the police are overwhelmed. The Carmichael police station serves from
Carmichael all the way to the West and I don’t believe that anyone could have conceived that one con-
stituency could have required so much from so few police officers. When you look at the limitations
they have in respect to their inability on getting the amount of vehicles they need, when you look at
the police garage and the vehicles that aré, there, which have outlived their usefulness and then you
look at the fact that they have ordered vehicles that are not suitable for the Bahamas, we have a seri-
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We need first a number of sub-stations that serve communities and these sub-stations need to be
manned by officers who are well equipped.

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NOTING the importance of
the Bahamas Financial Services
Board, Free National Move-
ment leader Hubert Ingraham
said that when his party regains
the leadership of the country,
it will increase funding to the
BFSB on a 50-50 basis “up to a
predetermined agreed limit.”
He recognised that the finan-
cial services sector was an essen-
tial component of the Bahamas’
future growth.

Mr Ingraham, who was the
featured speaker at the BFSB’s
retreat at the Four Seasons
Resort in Exuma, said that the
FNM believes that the financial
services sector deserves the full
support of government. He not-
ed its opportunity for contin-
ued growth, and greater contri-
butions to the nation’s “eco-
nomic well-being.”

“It is important, therefore, that
we develop a consensus on how
best to ensure we remain com-
petitive. To maximize the bene-
fits from financial services there
must exist a national consensus
and commitment to having a
clean, well regulated jurisdiction
governed by transparent rules
with adequate supervisory capac-
ity and demonstrative capacity
to cooperate in the fight against
international crime is essential.

“T believe that it is important
that the private sector take the
lead in this because as practi-
tioners in the field you will be
far more in tune with the needs
and requirements of the indus-
try than will be the government.
That notwithstanding, I also
believe that the government can
and must be an effective partner
in providing the necessary infra-
structure and support for the
financial services business,” the
party leader said.

Mr Ingraham outlined that
the government must provide
efficient. and effective regula-
tions along with a host of other

“amenities to help bolster the
industry, =~ °°

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and other technological services.
The aim ultimately in all these
matters is to make the Bahamas
an outstandingly attractive and
desirable place. from which to
offer international financial ser-
vices,” Mr Ingraham said.

Challenges

Clearly, however, the finan-
cial services sector faces both
challenges and opportunities,
Mr Ingraham said.

These challenges, he said,
include among other things, the
developed world’s determina-
tion, to be unsupportive of
international financial services
sectors such as the Bahamas
which they consider “off-shore
and sometimes non-competitive
tax jurisdictions”.

“They have placed and con-
tinue to place hurdles in our
paths. In some respects they
expect and require more of us
than they do of themselves as
was clearly demonstrated by
our own recent experience.
Overlap and duplication of reg-
ulatory agencies for the various
businesses in the sector. An out-
standing need for capacity
building in regulatory bodies

“The high cost of services in

the Bahamas. Less than optimal .

telecommunications services in
terms of availability, reliability
and costs. Bureaucracy. A Judi-
cial System that is less than opti-
mally staffed with Justices with
experience in complex com-
mercial matters. (And) scarcity
of appropriately trained and
experienced personnel to fully
satisfy the, human resources
demands of the sector,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that the
sector can provide lucrative
opportunities and professional-
ly satisfying employment for a
growing number of well-edu-
cated Bahamians.

“We know that the financial
service industry world- wide is a
$200 - $400 billion service indus-
try. It has long provided lucra-

er of Pick and Pay farm on Bac-
ardi Road.

The party said in a statement
yesterday that Mr Strachan was
‘once a close associate of the
current member of parliament
for Bamboo Town, Tennyson
Wells, and campaigned for him
for more than 18 years.

“Mr Strachan is no stranger
to politics and has worked close-
ly with the former deceased
leader of the Free National

“Movement, the honourable
Cecil Wallace Whitfield,” the
statement said.

It also noted that Mr Stra-
chan predicts that the Progres-
sive Liberal Party will get no
more than five seats in the next

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sionally satisfying employment
for growing numbers of well-
educated Bahamians. Indeed,
it has the capacity to provide
even more such jobs. ;

“While there are some
Bahamians who have estab-
lished their own businesses .
within the sectors in almost all
areas (banking, insurance, advi-
sory, and wealth management,
etc.), there remains room for
many more to do so. And while
our nation has seen the estab-
lishment of many facets of
financial services, we have the
capacity to offer new and addi-
tional services,” he said.

However, to increase the con-
tributions. of the financial ser-
vices sector to the economy, Mr
Ingraham said that a policy must
be maintained that ensures that
the Bahamas remains competi-
tive in the global market.

“How should we increase the
financial services sector’s con-
tribution to our economy? Main-
tain a policy that ensures that
we remain competitive within
the global marketplace. Main-
tain vigilance to ensure that we
remain in touch with global reg-
ulatory developments that might
impact our jurisdiction.

“Institute reforms in the pub-
lic sector to optimize efficien-
cies. Rationalize our regulatory
regimes; we have too many
resulting in high cost, inefficien-
cy and, dare I say, ineffective-
ness. Privatize the telecommu-
nications sector to permit com-
petition to bring costs to inter-
nationally competitive levels.

“Address manpower con-
cerns within the sector by deter-
mining manpower needs, estab-
lishing systems to.train Bahami-
ans to fill those needs and, as
necessary, facilitating access to |
expatriate skills. Through mean- .
ingful dialogue with yourselves,
address those challenges that
globalization and international
trade liberalization pose to the
financial services sector in the
country.”

candidacy for Bamboo Town

general election. :
“Mr Strachan says that the
current government is long on
promises and short on delivery.
This government is trying to
buy votes by giving out last
minute jobs to contract work- .
ers and doing the ‘old Pindling
trick’ by announcing last minute
projects in an effort to dupe vot-

ers,” it said. “The Bahamian

people are a lot more intelli-
gent than they used to be and
know the difference between
sincerity and skullduggery.”

Mr Strachan has indicated
that the party will ratify other
candidates in the next few
weeks and will make further
public announcements.

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m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
‘Reporter
FREEPORT -— Minister of |

Health Senator Dr Bernard

Nottage said the Bahamas gov-

ernment has promised, but has

not been able over the last five
decades, to provide free health
care to Bahamians.

‘;While addressing public

healthcare workers in Freeport,

the Minister noted that Nation-
al Health Insurance is an initia-
tive that seeks to provide “qual-
ity universal health care cover-



age” for every Bahamian.

_ “There is no need for con-
cern regarding NHI because
what we are seeking to do is
what all Bahamians want, and
that is providing access to the
health care that our citizens
need when they need it — to be
able to do so without money
being a barrier to receiving
health care that you need.”

‘Dr Nottage stated that every
government of the Bahamas
over the last three, four, or five

@ DR BERNARD
NOTTAGE

decades has promised Bahami-
ans that they can get free health
care wherever they live and that
the government will provide it.

He said today the govern-
ment has not been able to pro-
vide free health care to every
Bahamian wherever they wiil

live in the Bahamas, and people

have to find the money, or
where they can get free care

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they often don’t get the care
they need.

Dr Nottage said NHI is about
“sharing and pooling resources”
so that every Bahamian can
have access to adequate health
care without begging or bor-
rowing money to pay for it.

He explained that NHI con-:

tributions are based on income
and those who earn smaller
salaries pay less than those who
earn higher salaries.

“It is based on the premise
that we are our brother’s keep-
er.

“We have a responsibility to
share what we have with those

who do not have. If a porter in ©

the hospital gets sick he should
be able to get the same care,
and he ought not to be limited
in the care he can get because
he does not have enough mon-
ey,” he said.

“Tt is about sharing and doing
something in a way that you
might not normally do soit can
benefit everyone. It is about
sharing your resources and pro-
viding equity so that wherever

matter their colour, however
rich or poor they may be, what-
ever their social status is,
because we believe that good
health is a right,” he said.

The Minister believed that
NHI is more than a financial
mechanism to find more money
to pay for health care.

He said that the government
has to find a way to transform
the way healthcare will be deliv-
ered in the Bahamas.

“We have an inherent desire

to provide adequate protection

to every citizen, and so it was
with that in mind that the Blue
Ribbon Commission was
formed with a mandate to
examine the feasibility of imple-
menting an NHI scheme for the
Bahamas — to finance afford-
able quality universal health
care for citizens.

“After four years and three
reports, we determined that
NHI was feasible. It is not
easy...but it was an option we
adopt for the Bahamas.”

Dr Nottage stressed that the
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GBI Recording Studios has

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ture a pre-election special on its “OFF

‘ ATR” video magazine programme next

month. |

Frank Penn, owner of GBI Record-
ing, said‘the segment, entitled ‘Looking
Back’, will include excerpts from an

interview with Sir Lynden Pindling in

1989, an address by Rev Dr George
Cumberbatch, and a response to ques-

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“OFF AIR” was originally established
in. 1988 to circulate information about
nationwide events and happenings.

Mr Penn said February’s special re-
issue will provide a medium for potential
representatives of either political party
to be viewed and re-viewed by the pub-
lic, answering important questions in the
hearts and minds of many Bahamians —
especially young and first time voters —
like: “Why should I trust you with my
vote?” and “What sets you apart from all
the other candidates?”

Mr Penn said it will also provide equal
opportunity for third party and inde-
pendent candidates to answer the same
questions.

He said that when a candidate accepts
being included, GBI will produce, free of
charge, a two-minute high-quality

“ine statements, and entertainment from a. __Tesponse from each candidate.

‘The, production will include live on-

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Credit Suisse
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is presently considering applications for a

CLIENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:

camera footage and could also include
up to 12 photographs or news headlines
of a candidate’s community involvement.

“This pre-election video special aims
to broaden our nation’s democratic
process, and members of the public are
encouraged to pre-order a copy at a cost
of only $7.50 each.”

Mr Penn said responses by con-
stituents to other important issues will
also be featured.

“Today, the national grade average of
many Bahamian high school students is
a shameful D. Educators and parents
have for a long time been struggling to
effectively address this problem.”

He said constituents are also encour-
aged to submit, via a mini DV tape or
DVD disc, their answer to the following:
“What do you feel should be done to
discourage domestic violence and
Amprove family life especially with regard

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FROM page one

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“On behalf of the Ministry of
Transport and Aviation, under-
secretary Armbrister will chair
representatives on the task force
from the Airport Authority, the
Department of Civil Aviation,
the Departments of Immigra-
tion and Customs, the Ministry
of National Security, and the
Ministry of Tourism,” she said.
“The Task Force will report
directly to me.”

Mrs Hanna-Martin said each
of the agencies represented on
the task force plays an integral
role in the pre-clearance facility.
“In this exercise, they will be
brought together under one
umbrella; in one forum, in one

room at one time to make a
comprehensive, integrated and
detailed analysis of the all the
systems in place,”

The minister continued: “The

US pre-clearance facility at Lyn-,

den Pindling International Air-
port is vital to the tourism indus-
try and an important asset to
the country generally, Through
this review of the security cli-
mate and procedures at the pre-
clearance facility, we intend to
ensure that the highest stan-
dards of safety and security are
maintained.

“We all understand the

‘importance of the pre-clearance

facility to our national product
and if we discover any areas of
concern or any perceived weak-
ness in these systems we will

_ Justice Lyons

' “He seemed to be suggesting that successive
governments have just gone and acquired land
when they felt there was a public purpose that
heeded to be dealt with and that insufficient
attention was paid to having an effective sys-
tem to compensating people in a timely man-
ner,” Mr Bethel said.

' The FNM senator is representing property
owners who hold titles to land in the area in
question. His clients are arguing that govern-
ment should not be made to pay damages to
Arawak Homes as long as the issue of titles to
land in that area has not yet been decided by a

court, ° 3

Mr Bethel said that Justice Lyons made it
clear that because of his well-known views, he
will not be engaging in an adjudication of the
issues pertaining to government and Arawak
Homes.

Justice Lyons first came to the public’s atten-
tion late last year when he called the indepen-
dence of the Bahamas’ judiciary into question.

He ruled that his court was not independent,
stating that because government had failed to

_ review the salaries of judges it had made the

judiciary beholden to the executive,

. FROM page one

ber 7, 2006, McKenzie robbed
Silvera again, this time of
$8,000.

’ McKenzie was arraigned at

_ Court Five, Bank Lane, before

Magistrate Marilyn Meers,

‘ He was not required to
plead and was remanded to
prison.

‘ His case was adjourned to
April 25, when a preliminary
ipquiry will take place.

i @ A 21-year-old man was

A qrraigned in magistrate’s court

yesterday on house-breaking
and stealing charges.
| It is alleged that Anthony Sul-

livan, 21, of Kenwood Street,

dn Thursday, December 14,
2006, broke into the home of
Charles Butler at Montrose
Aveune and Péach Street.

There it is alleged that he
stole a digital camera and a
neckchain together valued at
$760.

Man charged with murder

and armed robbery

It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, January 16, 2007, Sullivan
broke into the home of Rosyln
Cash at Hampton Street and
Mount Royal Avenue.

There he allegedly stole jew-
ellery and cellphones valued at
$4,930, the property of Roslyn
Cash,

Sullivan is also charged with
attempted house-breaking. It is
alleged that on December 12,
2006, Sullivan attempted to.
break into the home of Susanna
Moss at Durham Street.

‘Sullivan appeared before
magistrdte Marilyn Meers at
Court Five, Bank Lane,

e A 28-year-old man of Cam-

bridge Lane was arraigned ‘in
magistrate’s court yesterday,
charged with attempting to
cause a person to refrain from

giving evidence at a criminal tri-
al,

It is alleged that Sean Cul-
mer, between Thursday, August
1, and Thursday, August 31,

‘tried to prevent the course of

justice by offering Ricardo Cul-
mer cash to refrain from giving
evidence at a criminal trial, Cul-
mer was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Susan Sylvester at Court
11, Nassau Street,

¢ A man, 30, of East Street
South, was arraigned in magis-
trate’s court yesterday charged
with armed robbery.

It is alleged that on Monday,
August 21, 2006, Cephas Ward
robbed Frederic Stuart of a
Motorolla cellular phone val-
ued at $500 as well as $5 in cash.

Ward was arraigned before
Magistrate Marilyn Meers.

‘FROM page one

expects the Registrar General’s office to soon
confirm that Mr Thompson is the owner of the
Iyxury home..’ |

- According to Mr Pinder, Deputy Registrar
Ernie Wallace yesterday agreed that Ms Smith’s
action against Mr Thompson for failing to appear

for a court date in November was “scandalous,

frivolous and vexatious, and that it may preju-
dice, bias or delay the fair trial of the real action

-.and was otherwise an abusive process to the
- cour?

. Mr Pinder said that the deputy registrar also:
agreed to have Ms Smith’s lawyer Wayne .

Munroe severed as a defendant from the action.

“We wanted to get out of the way another
action in which (Mr Munroe) was sued for slan-
der in the title. We wanted to remove that so that
it doesn’t clog up the direct action that G Ben
Thompson had against Anna Nicole Smith for a
writ of possession for the land,” Mr Pinder said.

Mr Pinder reiterated that Ms Smith “was sup- ©

posed to have:signed a promissory note and a
mortgage to (Mr Thompson), so that she can

Anna Nicole Smith

take possession of the land. That promissory

note and mortgage was for $950,000,” he said.
The lawyer said that although Mr Thompson

had bought the Horizons property for $900,000,

‘he only asked the former reality star to pay him

$50,000 in interest because she was a close friend.

Mr Pinder claimed that Ms Smith refused to
sign the promissory note and the mortgage and
tore the documents up in the presence of Mr
Thompson’s former lawyer.

“Because she did that she doesn’t have a leg to
stand on with respect to any documents that
would say that she owns the property,” he said.

Mr Pinder said that after she tore up the doc-
uments the conveyance of the property to Ms

Smith was cancelled and everything placed in the .

name of Mr Thompson.

“Those documents have already been regis-
tered with the Registrar General’s office, We
are just now waiting for them to come back indi-
cating that they have already been registered
in the name of G Ben Thompson,” Mr Pinder
said,




- Multi-agency tas

seek to address them immedi- \,

ately and to implement any rec-
ommendations made, which
would lead to fortifying systems
at the airport,

“In this regard, I also wish to
thank the United States and its
representatives here in the
Bahamas for their co-operation
and assistance with these pro-
cedures in what both countries
recognise as a very important
matter of mutual interest,

“The Ministry takes seriously
its ongoing mandate and respon-

_ sibility to maintain the integrity

of the Pre-Clearance Facility,”

she said,

Mrs Hanna-Martin said a

report by the task force is |

expected to be complete within
a matter of weeks, —

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US database lists twins

in alleged abduction |

-FROM page one

expressed his concern for the
well-being of his daughters, whom
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Employee of The Year Award: Presented to Mr
Tyrone Cunningham by Mr Dale Knowles, BT'C



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Supervisor of The Year Award; Presented by Mr
Dale Knowles, BIC VP Netwark Services and

Marsha ‘Taylot by Mr. Dale Knowles, BTC VP.
Network Services and Mrs Bernadette Christie

Samuel Bain by Mr Dale Knowles, BTC VP
Network Services and Mrs Bernadette Christie

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The Bahamas Telecommunications

Company Ltd Business Systems
department ended the year by honoring
its employees during an awards ceremony
held on December 28, 2006. The
ceremony which was held to reccognize
the employees for their outstanding
contribution to the department was
attended by Mrs, Bernadette Christie,
wife of the Prime Minister of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Mrs.



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Keynote Speaker: Mrs Bernadette Christie congratulated and thanked the members
Congratulates the staff of BTC Business

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Monthly Winner Sept:
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determination that they displayed during

the year,

In her remarks, she encouraged them to
work together and informed them that
teamwork was essential for any company
to succeed. Mrs, Christie told the
members. of ~ the Business Systems
department that their dedication, to the
company and keen interest in teamwork
are both necessary components for an
organization like BTC to excel, Finally,
she thanked the management staff of BTC

for takin® the initiative and time to

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employees ofthe department, and also for
showing them appreciation in a forum
like an awards ceremony.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Executive Management and staff of BTC,
we would like to couarbralne fourth
quarter winners Michelle Wallace, Joel

Berean Tanya Ranger, Frank Deveaux,
Ted Ferguson, William: Percentie and
Tyrone Cunningham and the overall
winners Marsha Taylor, Samuel Bain,
Wayde Butterfield and ‘Wione

Cunningham on a job well done.,





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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Government

has asked its nego-

tiating committee

o “get a better

f fix” on the offer

made by Bluewater Communi-

cations Holdings to acquire a

substantial stake and privatise

the Bahamas Telecommunica-

tions Company (BTC), the min-

ister of state for finance said
yesterday.

James Smith said the Govy-

ernment-appointed negotiating .
committee was “awaiting for-

- mal notification” to sit down
with Bluewater again to seek
clarification on certain details
he did not disclose.

“We've asked them to go
back to Bluewater to get a bet-



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ter fix on the offer,” Mr Smith
said. “They'll have to set a date
to meet with them.”

The minister added that the

. Government-appointed com-

mittee had received Bluewater’s
offer for BTC, negotiated with
the company, reviewed its offer
and made recommendations to
the Government.

The Government, and more
specifically the Cabinet sub-
committee appointed to deal
with the BTC privatisation
issue, had analysed the com-
mittee’s recommendations.

“We’ve said we understand
what you’re saying, and can you
put this to the Bluewater peo-
ple,” Mr Smith said. “They will
be meeting with them soon.”

The minister indicated that
the Government was approach-
ing the ‘home strait’ in terms of
the latest attempt to privatise
BTC, indicating that the details
being discussed with Bluewater
largely related to minutiae,

rather than core principles and
positions.

However, Mr Smith hinted
that the ultimate outcome of
discussions with Bluewater
hinged on “our appetite for
moving forward”. .

Acknowledging that the
eight-year process to privatise
BTC had spanned two adminis-
trations and cost the taxpayer
more than $150 million, Mr
Smith said: “I guess on our side,
assuming we’re in the ball park
on the main things - price and
intent - it really depends on our
appetite for moving forward.

“There’s very little to be done
now in terms of positioning.
You’re really looking at the
details.”

SEE page 8B

Erase incentives
for small foreign
hotels, says official —

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A SENIOR official with the
Government’s Domestic Invest-
ment Board yesterday said this
nation should not grant invest-
ment incentives to foreign
resort developers who con-
structed hotels of 100 rooms or
less, and that he was against

proposals by Bahamians to .

acquire land just for specula-
tion.

Donald Demeritte, who is
also the Water & Sewerage
Corporation’ s chairman, said:

“I don’t think we should give
any incentives or concessions
for non-Bahamians who build
hotels of 100 rooms or less.”

Addressing a class on invest-
ing in tourism opportunities,
which was part of National
Tourism Week, Mr-Demeritte
said the Domestic Investment
Board had received a number
of proposals from Bahamians
seeking to acquire or lease

Bahamavention campaign raises Internet hits 48%

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

VISITOR traffic to the Ministry of
Tourism’s Bahamas.com website has
‘increased by almost 50 per cent since the
launch of the multi-million dollar
Bahamavention tourism marking cam-
_ paign.

Greg Brinker, group account director
at Fallon Minneapolis, the Minnesota
advertising company hired by the Ministry
of Tourism to develop the new ad cam-
paign, said that while it was too early to
determine exactly how effective the new
campaign was, preliminary figures indi-
cated that traffic to Bahamas.com, through
links from.. ‘Bahamavention’ sites, had

increased by about 48 per cent.

Mr Brinker added that Bahamavention,
a word which the company hopes will gain
a place in folk culture, recently received
some play when it was used in banter by

' the hosts of the NBC Today show after
‘an advert was played.

The rationale for the campaign, he
explained during a master class for Nation-
al Tourism Week, came from market
research which indicated that while Amer-
icans love to travel, they were citing lack of
available vacation time from work as'‘the
number one reason why they did not.

Mr Brinker said that at the end of 2006,
Americans lost more than 500 million
vacation days.

He explained that a Bahamavention was

defined as an action taken by concerned
friends or family members to get a loved
one the help only the Bahamas can give.
The campaign targets those who want to
help their unhappy, over-stressed and
under-tanned friends or relatives by
encouraging these interventionists to end
their loved one's cycle of pain, putting him
or her on the road to recovery by per-
forming a vacation intervention.or
Bahamavention.

Mr Brinker said the idea was to get away
from the question of where people vaca-
tion, and instead focus on why they vaca-
tion.

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He added: “I can’t endorse
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speculative purposes.” ©

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; are likely to add further weight

to concerns previously
expressed by many Bahamians,
who feel the Government has
given away too much in terms
of investment incentives, tax
breaks, and leasing of publicly-
owned land to developers.

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focused on Family Island devel-
opment projects. Many of the
resort projects approved by this
government are mixed-use
developments, financedby pre-
sales of real estate such as lots,
second homes, condominiums,
timeshares and other forms of
fractional ownership.

These projects often only
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Eleuthera, and Bahamian com-
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at the development.

Franklyn Wilson, chairman
of Eleuthera Properties, said
the developers felt they could
now press ahead with infra-
structural work,.as there has
been “adequate progress" with

construction.on the site.

James Rolle, owner of Pro
Line, said his company has
been contracted to put in place
the underground water and
sewage infrastructure on the
Cotton Bay property. ©

“We are extremely eager to
commence work on Phase I of
this project. It will constitute
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completing the project by a
September 30, 2007, deadline.

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Stocks
fall on
tech
fears

BY MADLEN READ :
Associated Press :
NEW YORK — Wall Street
stumbled lower Monday as
‘growing concerns over technol-
ogy companies led jittery inves-
tors to pull money out of the
market ahead of this week’s

earnings reports,

The market has been wine

able to erratic trading lately,
with investors cautious about
the direction of the economy
and companies’ results. The
tech sector so far has been
knocked down the most, after
Apple’s and Intel’s outlooks last
week fell below the Street’s
expectations. :

With industry leaders like

Qualcomm and Microsoft

releasing their financial results

later this week, many investors _
_are bracing for disappointment.

“The market is nervous,” -
said Joe Ranieri, managing
director in equity trading at
Canaccord Adams. “We’ve had -
a few good quarters in a row in”
tech land. The problem with
having good quarters is, it gets

_ harder and harder to impress.”

-. Blue chip stocks were also |

dragged down by a Wachovia —

- analyst’s downgrade of Boeing;

_ the analyst cited possible air-

craft order delays from the jet

_ Inaker.
Overall, earnings reports and
economic data this year have
signaled growth that’s cooling,
but not so quickly that it is

* Squeezing corporate profits.

_ This would normally be good

_ news for the stock market, but

. investors have been retreating ©
_on signs they may have gotten

- ahead of themselves late last
year.

The Dow Jones industrials
fell 88.37, or 0.70 percent, to
12,477.16 — the biggest one-day
drop since Nov. 27, when the

index fell by 158 points. Earlier -
in Monday’s session, the Dow
declined by 114 points.
Broader stock indicators also
dropped. The Standard &'
Poor’s 500 index fell 7.55, or 0.53
percent, to 1,422.95, and the
- Nasdaq composite index lost
20.24, or 0.83 percent, closing at |
2,431.07.

- Bond prices rose,. though
investors’ hopes for an interest
‘rate cut have dwindled in
response to upbeat economic
‘data. The yield on the bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note
edged lower to 4.76 percent

_ from 4.78 percent late Friday.

Technology-related worries
were kindled by analyst down-
grades of Cisco, the world’s
largest networking equipment

_ maker; Motorola, the world’s
second largest cellphone maker;
‘and computer maker Dell.

Cisco fell 17 cents to $26.53;
Motorola fell 55 cents, or 2.9 ;
percent, to $18.72; and Dell
dropped 53 cents, or 2.1 percent,
to $24.49.

Boeing fell $3.03, or 3.4 per-
cent, to $85.60 after Wachovia’s
downgrade.

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by about 2 to 1
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 2.65 billion shares, down
from 2.84 billion shares at the
same point on Friday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies was down
7.20, or 0.92 percent, at 777.96.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average rose 0.66 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 was down
0.30 percent, Germany’s DAX
index was down 0.89 percent,
and France’s CAC-40 was down
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top-selling medicines cut into -
sales.

BY THERESA AGOVINO
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Pfizer, struggling
with fierce competition from makers
of generic drugs, announced Monday
it will cut 10,000 jobs and close at
least five facilities to slash its annual
costs by up to $2 billion by next year.
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plants powered by methane instead
of costly natural gas or coal are on
the drawing board — a movement

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“We'll produce ethanol much
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world’s largest drugmaker highlight
the challenges faced by many phar-
maceutical companies these days. In
addition to patent expirations, big
drug companies are struggling with a
business climate where insurers and
other large purchasers of medicines
are demanding lower prices and
more evidence of products’ worth.
Although big rounds of job cuts
typically boost a company’s stock
prize, shares of Pfizer fell 27 cents, or
1 percent, to close Monday at $26.95
on the New York Stock Exchange.
It’s the second time in two years

the maker of Viagra and Lipitor has
announced a major cost-reduction
plan to combat the loss of about $14
billion in revenues this year due to
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risk of losing 41 percent of its sales to
generic competition between 2010
and 2012, according to Prudential
analyst Tim Anderson.

The latest cuts come on top of a
previously announced plan to cut
costs by $4 billion a year by 2008.
The 10,000 layoffs amount to about
10 percent of the company’s global

work force and include the elimina-_





SMELL OF MONEY |

ETHANOL PLANTS POWERED BY COW GAS,
TRASH ARE CATCHING ON

BY NATE JENKINS
Associated Press

MEAD, Neb. — Ranchers have long been fond of saying cattle manure
smells like money. Now, folks in the business of making ethanol are
smelling dollars too — in the methane gas emitted by manure at large

ment.

And in addition to providing a
cheap energy alternative, using
methane addresses a longtime criti-
cism that making ethanol uses too
much natural gas or coal to pro-
duce.

Supporters of corn-based etha-
‘nol and other biofuels contend they
burn cleaner than fossil fuels,
reduce U.S. dependence on foreign’
oil and give farmers another market
to sell their produce.

The first plant using a so-called
methanol closed-loop system is set
to begin operations here in Febru-



PHOTOS BY NATI HARNIK/AP

COW POWER: Cattle are shown in a feedlot at an ethanol plant in Mead, Neb. Across the country,
ethanol plants powered by methane instead of costly natural gas or coal are on drawing boards.

OPENS IN FEBRUARY: A
construction worker tends to
pipes at the ethanol plant in
Mead, Neb., on Thursday.

ary. i
Under the closed-loop system at |
the Mead plant, manure will fall |

° TURN TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS

tion of 2,200 jobs from the U.S. sales
force, which Pfizer announced late
last year. The company said Monday
it would cut 20 percent of its Euro-
pean sales force but didn’t say how
many jobs that will be.

Pfizer. will close three research
sites in Michigan and two manufac-
turing plants in New York and
Nebraska. It may also sell another
manufacturing site in Germany and
close research sites in Japan and
France.

° TURN TO PFIZER

INVESTING

Venture
capital
deals hi
2-year
high

| Venture capitalists invested

$25.5 billion in 2006, marking:
the industry’s biggest burst of
dealmaking since the dot-com
bust clogged the financial spigot

| for entrepreneurs five years ago.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A pnewsd
interest in Internet startups, com-
bined with expanding opportunities
in the health care and alternative
energy markets, spurred venture cap-
ital investments to $25.5 billion in
2006. This represents a 12 percent
increase from the $22.8 billion
invested in 2005, according to figures
jointly released Tuesday by Pricewa-
terhouseCoopers, Thomson Finan-
cial and the National Venture Capital
Association.

Last year’s activity, spread across
3,416 deals, generated the highest
level of investment. since venture
capitalists forked out.$40.7 billion in
2001, the end of a manic era driven by
a lemming-like pursuit of dot-com
riches.

After hundreds of their Internet
bets flopped, venture capitalists
recoiled in despair through 2002 and
2003.

Last. year, venture capitalists
poured $4 billion in Internet startups,
a 25 percent increase from $3.2 billion
in 2005. It was the industry’s largest
commitment to the Internet since
2001 when the high-tech financiers
pumped $10.2 billion into the sector.

Venture capitalists also upped the
ante substantially in biotechnology,
which received $4.5 billion last year,
up by 17 percent from 2005.

. The most robust growth occurred

* TURN TO VENTURE CAPITAL

NYC may lose financial lead, report says.

@ New York City will lose its place
as the world’s leading financial
center in the next decade without
legal and regulatory changes, a
report commissioned by New
York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
and Senator Charles Schumer
found.

BY SARA KUGLER
Associated Press

NEW YORK — The city is losing
its competitive edge and could give
up its place as the financial capital of
the world in as little as 10 years, a
report commissioned by Mayor
Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles
Schumer has found.

On Monday at City Hall, the New
York leaders were expected to dis-
cuss the report from consulting
group McKinsey.

Bloomberg and Schumer have
been concerned about what they say
is a growing threat to New York’s
position as a global leader.

According to the report, New
York and other U.S. cities are falling

behind in financial services while cit-
ies including London, Dubai, Hong
Kong and Tokyo are surging ahead.

The report concludes that New
York and the nation are losing the
advantage because of three main fac-
tors:

e The American regulatory
framework, particularly the Sar-
banes-Oxley Act, is “a thicket of com-
plicated rules, rather than a stream-
lined set of commonly understood
principles, as is the case in the United

Kingdom and elsewhere.”

e While New York offers a prom-
ising talent pool for its financial ser-
vices work force, “we are at risk of
falling behind in attracting qualified
American and foreign workers.”

e The legal environments in
other nations “far more effectively
discourage frivolous litigation.”

One in nine New York jobs is in
financial services, which contributes
more than a third of business income
tax revenues to New York’s econ-

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better fix’ on BTC offer

FROM page 1B

Mr Smith added that “the
potential is there” to complete
the BTC privatisation before
Prime Minister Perry Christie
calls the general election, again
indicating that the issue was
now largely in the Cabinet’s
hands to decide whether to
accept Bluewater’s offer.

Apart from the direct costs
involved with the privatisation
process, the Bahamian economy
and residents have also lost out
in a much wider sense as a
result of failing to complete
BTC’s divestment earlier.

Value

To preserve BTC’s value for
privatisation, the Government
has restricted the small amount
of competition it has permitted
in the Bahamian telecoms mar-
ket, depriving consumers of
lower prices, better services and

more choice.

Several business sources have
suggested that the Government
would be unlikely to conclude
BTC's privatisation prior to the
election, due to the consider-
able number of votes bound up
in BTC's estimated 1200 work-
ers and their relatives. A pri-
vatisation, especially one that
resulted in redundancies, could
be unpopular at election time.

And there is still no guaran-
tee that the Government and
Bluewater will be able to reach
an agreement on BTC's pri-
vatisation, with a 49 per cent
stake in the telecoms incumbent

thought to have initially been

on the table. Yet the size of the
stake up for privatisation is still
unknown.

If talks with Bluewater break
down, then the Government is
likely to invite other interested
parties, such as Cable & Wire-
less, to begin due diligence on
BTC.

The Government has vested
the current privatisation process

with heavy secrecy, due in part
to the failed 'open beauty con-
test! method that was tried in
2003, when it decided none of
the three offers made for a 49
per cent stake in BTC matched
its own valuation.

Secrecy

The secrecy, and lack of
transparency when compared
to the previous process, has
caused some frustrations, not
only among other potential bid-
ders such as C&W but mem-
bers of the Bahamian financial

- community and some BTC

staff.

Several sources have ques-
tioned what benchmarks and
other offers the Government
and its negotiating team have
to compare Bluewater's offer
to, with some wondering
whether it is using as a yard-
stick the offers submitted by the
three finalists in the 2003
process.

BTC's financial and compet-



itive position has changed
markedly since that process,
due to factors such as the
entrance of IndiGo Networks
as its first legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and the further erosion
of long-distance revenues by
callback and Voice over Inter-
net Protocol (VoIP).

Bluewater seems to have
been a bid vehicle created
specifically for the purpose of
trying to buy into and privatise
BTC. It is likely to be backed by
private equity financing.

Among Bluewater's princi-
pals are Roger Ames, former
chairman and chief executive
of Warner Music Group, and
president of Warner Music
International from August 1999
to August 2004.

Also involved is the former
chief financial officer of a UK-
based cable operator called
NTL, John Gregg. He was for-
merly managing director of two
European broadband cable
operators, Cablecom GmbH
and iesy Hessen GmbH.

Bahamavention campaign raises Internet hits 48%

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Mr Brinker said, helps in the
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the brand which is the
Bahamas.

Mr Brinker explained that
the new logo also promoted
the variety of the 700 Bahami-
an islands as a destination that
has the ability to meet the
requirements of those in need
of a Bahamavention.

Mr Brinker used the new
campaign to explain to indus-
try personnel how important
establishing effective branding
can be to the success of a prod-
uct.

In addition to the Bahamas
case study, he described Holi-
day Inn’s Stay Smart campaign
and Citibank’s marketing,
which stated that there was
more to life than money

He told them that rather.

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Erase incentives for small

foreign hotels, says official

FROM page 1B

_and some Bahamians, includ-

ing Callenders & Co attorney,
Fred Smith, have argued that
these boutique resorts are
intended to ensure the whole
development comes under the
umbrella of the Hotels Encour-
agement Act and other legisla-
tion, enabling these projects to
receive tax breaks and incen-

‘tives that exceed their econom-

ic contribution.

Mr Demeritte described the
Bahamas as being “ripe with
opportunities” for Bahamian
entrepreneurs, particularly over
the next five years, given the
almost $14 billion in foreign
direct investment projects tout-
ed by the Government.

He added that the Domestic
Investment Board’s role was to
unlock these opportunities, cre-

ating linkages between Bahami-
an companies and the major
resort projects, and smoothing
the permitting and approvals
process for domestic businesses.

The Bahamian economy’s
projected growth, Mr Demeritte
added, would act “as a magnet
for more foreign direct invest-
ment and further opportunities
for Bahamians”, especially
those who were “capable, will-
ing and prepared”.

The questions to be
answered, though, was: “Are
Bahamians fully up to. the task
of benefiting from this?” Mr
Demeritte said the projected
foreign direct investment
inflows and increased competi-
tion that this nation was facing
globally were “the best area to
test the mettle of the Bahamian
people”.

He added that the Domestic
Investment Board, “for the past







NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that NISHEL IGNASE OF P.O.BOX
F-1954, HANNA HILL, EIGHT MILE ROCK, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 23RD day of
JANAUARY, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MYRLINDA MILFORT OF
MINNIE STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a. citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration’ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts



eight weeks”, had been search-
ing for Bahamians who could
build a multi-storey cap park
next to the East Street Post
Office, providing parking facil-
ities to serve a downtown Nas-
sau desperately short on this,
especially with the proposed
Master Plan for its. redevelop-
ment.

Mr Demeritte said the
Domestic Investment Board
had received a large number of
applications, requests and ideas
submitted to it over the past
four months, a number of them
coming from Bahamians living
in the US and Europe.

As an example of the need
for the Board to help build
bridges between Bahamians
and entrepreneurs, Mr
Demeritte recalled how three
young Bahamians met with him
two months ago to present plans
for'a hydroponic farming pro-
ject, which they estimated
would generate $30,000 in sales
every two to three months.

Hr recalled urging them to

think about how much more
this project could be, especially
if it was linked with supplying
food to a major resort project.
“The guys looked at me and
said: ‘Can we do that?’ I said:
“Yes, you can’.”

Mr Demeritte acknowledged
that the Bahamas Development
Bank needed to be “reengi-
neered” to meet the needs of
Bahamian businesses, .but said
further opportunities lay in pro-
viding infrastructure for major
resorts, wastewater treatment
and water supply.

He described as “a daunting
challenge” the need to reduce
the leakage of 85 per cent of
each tourism dollar spent in the
Bahamas by having more of the
services and goods purchased
by hotels sourced from compa-
nies in this nation.

If Bahamian companies were
able to. “grab 50 per cent, 20 per
cent of this, that is a huge num-
ber”, Mr Demeritte added.

“We need to stop talking and
start acting,” he said.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LANARK MEADOWS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 8th day of January 2007. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007, PAGE 9B

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Has a vacancy for (2) Positions
-1-Director of Development |

Objectives: Responsible for selection, supervision, and development of staff
in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Job Summary:

- Development Management in Architecture and Construction understands
business goals.

- Twenty (20) years experience as Construction Industry and Resort
Design.

- Must be educated to at least dégree Jevel (MBA preferred) in either
Project Management of Quantity Surveying.

- Strong Leadership, management, and communication skills providing
the ability to work in a dynamic mult-functional matrix management
environment, as a “Team Player”. ;

- Experience in qualifying, contract negotiation, recommendation, and
administration of Professional and Contractor Agreements.

- Computer literacy on Microsoft office products.

- Successful candidate will be reporting directly to the board of directors
and therefore must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
In-depth monthly reporting will be required ‘

1-Quantity Surveyor \

- A full time management position for a qualified and experienced Quantity
Surveyor.” .

- Must have experience in high end residential developments.

- Commercial/hotel experience preferred.

- Computer literacy on Microsoft office products

- Five (5) years experience as Quantity Surveyor

Please send resumes to

Attn: Human Resources Department
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB20571
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Fax: 242-367-2930





LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

SANDRE TRADING LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, SANDRE TRADING LIMITED, is in dissolution
as of January 18, 2007.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at
35A Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the

within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of January, Liquidator.

2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
J,..Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, .....Bahamas.

Wer

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, KOREN TATUM
PIA BURROWS of Lyford Cay in the Western District of
New Providence, intend to change my name to KOREN
TATUM PIA BURROWS WILLIAMS. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
PO.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.



Liquidator



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

Legal Notice

NOTICE

(a) SILOM LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of the interna-
tional Business Companies Act 2000

KILCHBERG INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 22nd 2007
when its Artcles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the
Registrar General.

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 21st day of December 2006. The Liquidator is

Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

; (c) The Liquidator of the said compnay is Shakira Burrows of 2nd Terrace
Leading Ja West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas. P
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(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the day of LOth March, 2007 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the. Liquidator of
the company or in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution made before such debts are proved. :

Kan-de (Nagoya) Trading Co, Ltd
Tel +81-52-361-9949 Wwww.kan-de.co.jp
Fax +81-52-351-9944 email: salesi@kan-de.co.ip

January 23, 2007

STIAKIRA BURROWS

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ESLINE DELVA OF
EAST STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and -Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight









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Monday, 22 January 2007

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0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.265 0.020 2.50%
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Nassau, Bahamas. O52 eres neon
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P.O.BOX N-8161, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the “PINDEXS CLOSE 783.88 / VTO 01.69% / 2006 34.47% :
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registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and 52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weaks Ask § ~ Selling price of Colina and fidelity &. 3s Janttaty 200
that any person who knows any reason why registration/ ee cet deena ae ene bps hea a ee Gia Oat et nhes 7
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Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today *** 341 December 2006

and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 16th day of January, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

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P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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Bahamian firm gains

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT














Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers
of the Royal Island resort and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

BOAT CAPTAIN

Duties and Responsibilities























e Manage fleet of boats and related equipment.
e Coordinate and manage maintenance of boats
¢ Coordinate all water sport activities.
e Snorkeling
e Diving
¢ Flats and Deep Sea fishing
¢ Manage Staff of First Mates.
¢ Coordinate Safety of all boat patrons.

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have to
reside on Eleuthera or its surrounding area and
have a minimum of 10 years experience as a boat
captain. Must be familiar with the local waters
and the area around Royal Island. Must have
strong managerial and organizational skills in the
areas of personnel and boat operations. Must be
computer literate with strong written and verbal
communication skills.



Interested persons should submit their resumes
with cover letter to:

The H.2. Director —
GUWi '
P.O.Box N 1991
. Nassau Bahamas
Fax.to: (242) 356-4125
Or Emalltp* info@gomezcorp.com:.






if Bahamas) Limited thanks all
fr their interest» however only thosé
under consideration will be contacted.

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of
the Royal Island : resort and residential project, an
ultra-luxury resort and private club residential community
with private residences and club, 200 slip marina and
boutique hotel and, spa, and a golf course just off North
Eleuthera is seeking to employ a Married Couple with strong
managerial, operational and organizational skills in
‘managing resort properties to oversee all day to day
operations on the island.

Duties and Responsibilities

¢ Greeting potential members/buyers/investors

e Arranging. transportation, including airport, transfers, boats
and on -island vehicles

* Responsible for setting up guest relations, all staff training,
motivation and recruitment

¢ Manage local accommodations

¢ Upkeep of boat fleet

¢ Manage/coordinate all ocean/beach activities

¢ Manage guest inquiries and complaints in an efficient and
professional manner

¢ Once the Preview Village is completed this position will:

¢ Oversee operations
¢ Maid Service
' e Food/beverage
. * Beach activities
¢ Ocean activities
¢ General maintenance upkeep of premises
* Manage fitness; spa activities
¢ Assist in sales process

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a minimum
of 10 years experience in resort property management with
significant experience in the restaurant and spa industry,
including operations and maintenance of pool and spa
equipment. Must have strong managerial and organizational
skills in the areas of personnel and bugeting. Must be computer
literate with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover
letter to:
The H.R. Director
GCM
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@ gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for
their interest, however only those under consideration will
be contacted.

BUSINESS



“THE TRIBUNE |



Cotton Bay contract

FROM page 1B

Mr Wilson added that there
were “very active discussions"
underway to determine which
company - also likely to be
Bahamian - will receive the
contract to install electricity
infrastructure at the tourism
project.

Speaking of the need to bal-

ance the pace of development

‘ with the readiness of the South

Eleuthera community, Wim
Steenbakkers, managing direc-
tor of Cotton Bay, said: "The
pace of construction is very,
very critical."

"The community needs to
grow with us," he said, adding
that this had been a problem in
other parts of the Bahamas,
including Exuma.

Mr Wilson said the Bahami-
an economy was "so hot right
now", with foreign investor

Roemer as)

Private club is seeking two (2) experienced
full-time sous chefs with a minimum of eight
(8) years experience in the culinary field. All

f standard diplomas from the Nassau Hotel Training fj}
| College are demanded. The applicants must have
extensive knowledge in management skills and
excellent levels of cooking skills. The positions |
to be filled are banquet sous chef and production
sous chef.

Interested persons should fax resumes to
362-6245 to the attention of:

THE DIRECTOR OF CUISINE

LYFORD CAY CLUB
LYFORD CAY DRIVE
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers

- of the Royal Island resort-and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

CHEF

Duties and Responsibilities

* Coordinate and manage multiple food venues.

e Coordinate and manage all food preparation
areas.

¢ Budgeting and purchasing of food supplies.

e Planning of meals for all food venues.

° Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have to
reside on Eleuthera or its surrounding area and
have a minimum of 10 years experience a four (4)
star restaurant cuisine and dining with significant
experience in the food industry. Must have experi-
ence in start up restuarant operation. Must have
strong managerial and organizational skills in the
areas of personnel and budgeting. Must be
computer literate with strong written and verbal
communication skills.

Interested persons should submit their resumes
with cover letter to:

The H.R. Director
GCM
P.O.Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas

Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@ gomezcorp.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all
applicants for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.



confidence “run([ning] so
deep", that he has been
approached many by top glob-
al financial houses offering to
provide the financing to “accel-
erate the pace of develop-
ment" at Cotton Bay.

However, Mr Wilson said he
turried down their offers for
the reasons outlined by Mr
Steenbakkers.

Mr Wilson added that
Eleuthera Properties expects
the Cotton Bay development
to act as a catalyst for infra-
structural improvements on
Eleuthera, "dramatically
increasing the viability" of set-
tlements such as Rock Sound
and Tarpum Bay, and enabling
them to receive potable water:

There is currently a “gap in
















supervision.







PROGRESSIVE SERVICE ORIENTED COMPANY
LOOKING FOR A»
PARTS &SERVICE COORDINATOR

| Extensive background in managing an OEM Heavy
Truck Service / Parts facility a must. Background in
Parts and Service management & coordination required
7 ona daily basis. Must be able to effectively administer
all facits of business. Minimurn of 10 years experience
preferred. Good people skills a must. Must have prior
experience in parts order entry and supervising
employees. Computer skills required on daily basis.

| Must be self motivated and work with little or no

Competitive Wages

We thank ail applicants, however, only candidates to be
interviewed will be contacted.

Please hand deliver resumes and references to:

Bahamas Mack Truck Sales Ltd.
Oakes Field :
P.O. Box N44
Nassau, Bahamas

the water distribution net-.
work”, he explained.

Claiming that the develop-:
ment has already had an “awe-
some" impact on the Eleuthera
economy, Mr Wilson said there

was “evidence of businesses -
being opened and evidence of °
other businesses expanding”. .

Eleuthera Properties has -

hosted classes in business and
entrepeneurship for Eleuther-
ans, to help ensure Bahamians
are equipped to “take advan-
tage of the opportunities" that .
the development will open up:
to them.

"A multiplier effect of what

we do will be felt by many, °

many people becoming entre-
peneurs, not just through who
we employ," Mr Wilson added. |






Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited

INVITATION FOR
EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers
of the Royal Island resort and residential project,
an ultra-luxury resort and private club residential
community with private residences and club, 200
slip marina and boutique hotel and spa, and a golf
course just off North Eleuthera invites suitably
qualified individuals to apply for the following
position with the company:

¢ Director of Design

¢ Exterior Relations

e Project Managers

e Project Engineers

¢ Genaral Superintendents

e Superintendents

e Assistant Superintendents

e Electrical Construction Managers
¢ Mechanical Construction Managers
¢ Office Engineers

e Manager of Quality Control

e Inspectors

Over 20 postions are to filled. All positions
require successful applicants to reside at North

Eleuthera or vicinity.

Interested persons should submit their resumes

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Concerns over United States
passports ‘misinformation’

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

ith today marking the imple-
mentation of the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initia-

tive (WHTI) deadline, requiring US res-
idents to have passports to secure reen-
try, a senior US Embassy official said he
hopes common sense will be applied to
Americans already in the Bahamas who
may not have the necessary documents.

Addressing a security protocol master
class at National Tourism Week, Dr
Brent Hardt, the US charge d’affaires,
said that as the requirements come into
effect, some adjustments will have to
be made.

“Today, we had a case where some
Americans went to Abaco and they did
not have passports. They were told that
they would have to leave by tomorrow
[today] or they would be in trouble,”
he said.

“We certainly don’t want to encour-
age Bahamian authorities to do any-
thing that would harm their tourism by
too vigorously enforcing our standards
here, but I think that obviously there is
a certain amount of flexibility that will
be demonstrated as this comes into
place... not a lot, but some that will
apply to a common sense standard.

“Obviously, the airlines will have to
make the decision with whom they



board and what they need, but from our
perspective you will see a moderate
amount of flexibility to accommodate
travel.”

Vernice Walkine, director-general at
the Ministry of Tourism, added that dis-
cretion will lie with the airline agents
and ticketing agents, particularly on
the Family Islands, which do not have
pre-clarence facilities.

Ms Walkine said: “I have to tell you
that is a concern for us, because we have
also gotten reports recently about some
airline ticketing agents in originating
cities in the United States telling their
passengers that they also need visas to
come to the Bahamas.

“J think there is some misinformation
out there that needs to be clarified,
because they absolutely refuse to board
certain individuals who have a passport,
but because they didn’t have a visa for
the Bahamas, they were told that they
couldn’t travel.

“There is a lot of work that needs to
be done and a lot of information needs
to be gotten out there. So, that is our
concern, the degree to which the right
information is getting out so the con-
sumer knows what they are required to
have even if the ticket agent doesn’t.”

Ms Walkine said the Ministry of
Tourism was trying to correct that infor-
mation with the relevant airline com-
panies.

Bahamas wastes 60 per

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas wastes about 60 per
cent of the cost of electricity it con-
sumes, the Cape Eleuthera Institute’s
director of systems said yesterday,
adding that the challenge was for this
nation to reshape and reengineer its
economy to extract value from waste
and inefficiency.

Jack Kenworthy told.a National —
Tourism week master class that



Eleuthera consumed 4.562 million gal-
lons of diesel fuel every year to gen-
erate electricity supply for the entire
island, yet it received at most 20-30
per cent of its value.

Fuel

The fuel cost some $8 million to pur-
chase, but Mr Kenworthy said: “We
waste about 60 per cent of what we
consume. We pay 60 per cent for
something we don’t get value from.



@ DR BRENT HARDT, the United States charge d’affaires



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cent of electricity usage

It’s a little bit hard to swallow.”

Eleuthera consumers paid $0.28 per —

kilowatt hour for their electricity, but
Mr Kenworthy said the 60 per cent
wastage figure applied to the rest of
the world, although the Bahamas’ rel-
atively high operating costs made it
higher for this nation. He added that
about half the 60 per cent was lost
from transmitting electricity down the
power lines, while another 20 per cent
was lost through heating hot water in
the home - the “number two consumer








of electricity in our homes”.

“These inefficiencies cost people
more money,” Mr Kenworthy said.
“How do we find value that We can
extract from these inefficiencies?”

Research in the US had found that
38 per cent of US travellers were pre-
pared to pay more for their vacation if
the resort or destination was eco-
friendly, Mr Kenworthy said, showing
why the Bahamian tourism industry
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By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

JERMAINE ‘Choo Choo’
Mackey said he worked too
hard to get the World Boxing
Council's ‘CABOFE

‘(Caribbean Boxing Federa-

tion Championship) super
middleweight title to let it get
away from him.

On Thursday, February | at
Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym, Mack-
ey will put his title on the line
as he takes on Anibal ‘El
Olimpico’ Acevedo from
Puerto Rico in the 12-round
main event of the First Class
Promotions’ first profession-
al boxing show for the year.

“Training has been going
good. I’m staying focussed and
working on my hand speed,”
said Mackey, during a train-
ing session yesterday at the
National Boxing Gym.

“All it is, is just staying
focussed in the gym and fight-
ing better opponents. So I'm
just putting it all out because I

want to get that Commion-:

wealth title shot and a world
title shot.”

Working

Near flawless last year — los-
ing one fight for the first time
in his young career —- Mackey
said he’s working extremely
hard because he knows that
the road won’t get any easier.

“I’m just working harder
because I have to get better
opponents to get that title
shot,” he insisted. “I can’t
expect to just fight bums and
expect to get a title shot.

“So it’s all about improving
yourself and hopefully be in
a position whenever the oppo-
nent comes for me to get a big
title shot.”

Mackey’s trainer Ray Minus
Jr said he likes the champi-
on’s work ethic and his desire
to be the best super mid-
dleweight in the world.

“He’s looking good, he’s
focussed and he’s in great
shape,” Minus Jr. said. “His
technique is improving and

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and speeding up his punches
more. ,

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on speed and power and
counter-punching. We’re try-

ing to be more accurate with.

the counter-punching. So as
Choo Choo attempted to



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counter-punch in the past, it
was a little wild. But we're try-
ing to get him to be more
direct and straight.”

Minus Jr., who has been in °
this position a number of

times when he was actively
boxing, said Mackey is very
focussed and eagerly looking

forward to successfully
defending his title.

“He’s taking on a much
tougher fighter from Puerto
Rico, who is 14-4-1. He’s a
tough competitor,” said Minus
Jr. of Acevedo. “He has more
experience than Choo Choo
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fights right now with 12 wins
and one loss. But he’s defend-
ing his title. He has a great
challenge ahead of him.

“But if he can win this fight
impressively, his ratings will
go up tremendously. He’s
really not that far fron being

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ranked in the top 20 in the
world. He’s currently in the
top 50. But this opponent will
definitely improve his rank-
ing,” Minus Jr. summed up.

Mackey said he just wants
to encourage the public to
come out and watch him put
ona show.



@ TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

JUST two weeks into the indoor
season and four Bahamians have
already secured their spot for the
NCAA Indoor championships by sur-
passing the meet’s provisional times
and distances.

Since the championships aren’t
scheduled until March, at the Uni-
versity of Arkansas (Razorback),
Andretti Bain, Aymara Albury,
Shamar Sands and Bianca Stuart will
turn their focus on achieving the
championship’s automatic times and
distances.

Bain, a senior at the Oral Roberts
University, got his first feel of the
Razorback track this weekend domi-
nating the men’s 400m at the Razor-
back Invitational. His time, recorded
at 47.10 seconds, was the best overall
time.

Another Bahamian competing in
the meet and the 400m event was

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Jacobi Mitchell, who clocked 48.77
seconds to win his heat but finished
14th overall.

In the 200m Bain would have to
settle for fourth spot for collegiate
athletes and the sixth ranking in the
overall meet.

Time

His time in this event was 21.72 sec-
onds. The top time was posted by
Lashawn Merritt, representing Nike,
in 20.71 seconds Kyle Farmer was sec-
ond in 21.35 seconds and Jamel Ash-
ley of Reebok was third in 21.46 sec-
onds.

College wise Delwayne Delaney of
TCU turned in the best time of 21.48
seconds, Marcus Pugh of Oklahoma
was second in 21.52 seconds and
Ravyn Hayward third of Northwest-
ern State in 21.61 seconds. Mitchell
also tried his hand at the event but

was disqualified — he was running out
of heat two.



At the same meet Sasha Rolle was
third in the women’s 400m. She ran
out of heat two and clocked 55.35 sec-
onds for a seventh place overall.

The top four times in this event
were all provisional markings and
were turned in by Nina Gilbert 53.29
seconds, Tominque Boatright of
Arkansas 53.98 seconds, Ajoke Odu-
mosu of South Alabama 54.14 sec-
onds and Jessica Cousins of Arkansas
54.22 seconds.

In the women’s 60m dash, Alexan-
dria Oembler just missed out on
advancing to the second round after
clocking 7.91 seconds. The time
placed her in the third spot in her
heat. Teammate Leneice Rolle was
eighth in heat four in a time of 8.90
seconds,

Razorback representative Tia
Thompson will have to watch the
finals of the 60m hurdles after false
starting in the preliminaries. Oem-
bler, who also competed in the event,
finished second in heat four, qualify-
ing for the second round. In the finals





Oembler finished fourth in 8.71 sec-
onds.

Opening this season on a high note
is something Albury is looking for-
ward to and she is already on the right
track.

Besides the provisional marking,
Albury set a new meet record at the
Clemson Invitational 1 in the women’s

shot put.
Throw

She opened up the event with a
throw of 15.17m to secure a spot in
the event finals, but came back to
have a best of 15.40m. Finishing in
second was Khadisha Talley of Miami
in 14.70m.

In the weight throw, Albury was
third with a best of 18.04m. The win-
ner was Della Clarke of Clemson with
20.16, followed by Talley in 19.06m.

Also making an impressive showing
at the meet was Sands of Auburn
University.



In his comeback year, Sands ran a
time of 7.81 seconds in the 60m hur-
dles to head into the finals with the
top time. In the finals he clocked 7.88
seconds to lead all times and team-
mate Ty Akins who finished up in
second with 8.02 seconds and Brent
LaRue of Wake Forest in 8.10 sec-
onds.

Bianca Stuart would dominate the
women’s long jump at the Southern
Illinois Saluski.

Stuart also met the provisional
marks for the indoor championships
with a best leap of 6.17m. The provi-
sional mark was set at 6.10m with the
automatic marker at 6.40m

At the Central Missouri Invitation-
al Kenton Taylor of Missouri Baptist
qualified for the finals of the 60m
after clocking 8.66 seconds.

In the finals Taylor would clock
8.51 seconds to finish second behind
teammate Gentell Skyes 8.18 seconds.
In the triple jump, Taylor would
finish up in 11th spot with a best
12.71m.
PAGE 2E, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

TRIBUNE SPORTS





Nadal hardly gets —
away Scot-free at
Australian Open

@ TENNIS
MELBOURNE, Australia
Associated Press

RAFAEL NADAL final-
ly got to see how he holds
up against a guy who can
also beat Roger Federer.

And when his night’s
work was done — well past
midnight — he understood
what he had agcomplished
against Andy Murray.

“Tt was a very, very, very
important match for me,
very tough,” Nadal said.
“Andy was playing at an
unbelievable level. He’s
very smart on court, for
sure.” :

For four sets there was lit-
tle to separate the two. But
Nadal outlasted the 19-year-
old Scotsman, twice rallying
from a set down to win 6-7
(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and
reach the Australian Open
quarterfinals.

After crunching a back-
hand pass on his second
match point, Nadal dropped
to his stomach and stretched
face down. He got up and
bowed to the crowd, It was
1:50 a.m, Tuesday, and time
to get some rest,

Nadal, who has been
ranked No. 2 to Federer
every week since July 2005,
had to fend off 10 break
points in the last two sets as
Murray’s calculated, all-or-
nothing game started failing
in the almost four-hour
match:

Federer lost only five of
97 matches last year: Nadal
was responsible for four of
those — all in finals — and
Murray pulled an upset at
Cincinnati that ended the ;
Swiss star’s 55-match win-
ning streak in North Ameri-
ca.
“All the.time I was trying
my best, trying to fight for
every point,” Nadal said. “I
needed one match like this
against a big player.” j

Murray said the fourth- i

-*. round match was the best

he’s ever played.

“I probably played better

today than-the day that.I..
” won against.Federer,” he
said. “As I'said, a couple i
. points here or there, it could ;
have been a different out-
come.” i

Nadal next faces No. 10
Fernando Gonzalez, who.
beat fifth-seeded James
Blake 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Nadal will need to win that
and a semifinal to have any
chance’ef a shot at Federer,
the defending champion. ©

The men’s quarters start
Tuesday, with Federer tak-
ing on No. 7 Tommy Robre-
do of Spain and sixth-seed-
ed Andy Roddick playing
friend and former house-
mate Mardy Fish,

In the women’s quarters,
Nicole Vaidisova and Lucie
Safarova meet in an all
Czech match, and seven-
time Grand Slam champion
Serena Williams takes on
Shahar Peer of Israel. ©

Vaidisova, a French Open
semifinalist seeded 10th, is
the highest ranked woman
in the bottom half of the
draw now that 70th-ranked
Safarova upset defending -
champion Amelie Maures-
mo and No. 16 Peer beat
No, 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Top-seeded Maria Shara-
-. pova downed No, 22 Vera
Zvonareva 7-5, 6-4 Monday
and will play another Russ-
ian in the quarterfinal after
12th-seeded Ana Chakve-
tadze beat No. 8 Patty
Schnyder 6-4, 6-1.

“I thought I played a lot
better today than in the pre-
vious rounds,” Sharapova
said. “But I will definitely
have to step it up again.”

No. 4 Kim Clijsters and
three-time champion Marti-
na Hingis will meet in the
‘quarters for the second
straight year. Clijsters end-
ed Hingis’ remarkable
comeback in her first major
after three years on the
sidelines last year, when the
former No. 1 player started
with a ranking of No. 341,

This time, Clijsters is
thinking retirement. The 23-
year-old Belgian wants to.
start a family and has said
she’ll quit the tour at the
end of the season.

She beat No. 15 Daniela
Hantuchova 6-1, 7-5, while
Hingis took awhile to figure
out 19th-seeded Li Na en
route to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victo-
ry. After losing the first set,
Hingis decided it was time
to just keep the ball in play.
_ The strategy worked — Li
kept going for her shots and
finished with 69 unforeed
errors to eight for Hingis.

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Combine offers kids
a sporting chance

@ By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Re orter



FRANK Rutherford is on a mission
to assist local Bahamian athletes in
securing collegiate scholarships.

Under the auspices of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Housing, Ruther-
ford will host the first annual Mega
Malt National Combine, this Saturday
at Goodman’s Bay.

The programme, designed by
Rutherford, aims to recruit young men
and women between the ages of 11-
17, for the Frank Rutherford Elite

Athletic Development (FREAD) pro-

gramme, based in Houston, Texas.
This programme, established by

Rutherford in the early 1990’s has been

a great success, with top names like
Tonique Williams Darling, Dennis
Darling, Devard Darling, Jeremy Barr

and Ian Symonette benefitting from.

it,

Currently, Rutherford has eight high’

school athletes in his programme — all

being heavily recruited by top colleges

and universities,

Rutherford said: “This is something
that has been a long awaited pro-
gramme in my mind. I don’t think
there is a formal process that we have
in the country where we can access
the talent level outside of the kids get-
ting involved in programmes.

“The combine is for kids who has
never played sports before and for



“The combine is for kids who has
never played sports before and for
those who recently started out. So I
encourage coaches, parents to bring
out their children, especially those
that have an extraordinary size and
build, to come out.” | f



encourage
coaches, parents to bring out their chil-
dren, especially those that have an
extraordinary size and build, to come
out, aia

“The combine is going to give all
the kids an opportunity to come out.
We are going to test their skills, take
their height, weight, vertical jump,
standing long jump and hand and eye
coordination, This is a way we will use
to try and encourage them, but our
main purpose is to find at least 30-50
kids that have the athletic size and
ability to send off to high school in
June.” :

According to Rutherford, his mes-
sage boxes are filled to capacity from
high school coaches looking to recruit
young Bahamian athletes, ,

Rutherford, who lives in the Texas

those who recently started out. So I

Pakistan wins

second test



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gainst South
| wickets; ties

series at 1-1

m CRICKET
PORT ELIZABETH,
South Africa
Associated Press

YOUNIS KHAN and

Kamran Akmal put on a 99-
run unbroken stand Monday
for Pakistan to win the sec-
ond test by five wickets and
tie the three-match series
against South Africa at 1-1.

Coming together at 92-5,
Younis finished on 67 not out
and Akmal hit nine bound-
aries in his unbeaten 57 as
Pakistan reached 191-5
before tea on the fourth day
at St. George's Park, —

“We lost it on the first
day," South African captain
Graeme Smith said. "We
played some very good crick-
et to keep ourselves in the
game as long as we did, and
to give ourselves as much
chance as we did of winning
the game. When they needed
90 with five wickets in hand,
we had as much chance as
they did.

“We created a lot of
chances, and the guys really
showed a lot of character
they gave it their all today,
and you cant ask for more
than that. But all credit ta
Pakistan it was a well-
deserved victory. I think from
day one, they were ahead in
the game."

Resuming on 8-0, Pakistan
stumbled to 48-3. Imran
Farhat (7) was caught by

Jacques Kallis in the slips off «

Makhaya Ntini and Yasir
Hameed was run out by
Andre Nel while going for an
unlikely single. —
Mohammad Hafeez (32)

was out leg-before-wicket off

a delivery from Shaun Pol-
lock. ;
Khan and Yousuf stabi-
lized the innings with an
undefeated 30-run partner-
ship as Pakistan scored 70
runs off 26 overs to finish the
morning session on 78-3.
Nine runs later, Moham-
mad Yousuf was caught by

Herschelle Gibbs off the
bowling of Pollock for 18.

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq
(1) was then out Ibw to Ntini
and it looked like South
Africa would shortly clinch
the test. But the sixth-wicket
stand between Younis and
Akmal steered Pakistan to a
series-leveling victory in just
19 overs.

“It's never easy for a sub-
continent side to win in
South Africa, so it's very
important for us," Inzamam
said.

Pollock took two for 47
and'Ntini finished with two
for 50. South Africa had
scored 331 in its second
innings. Pakistan was dis-
missed in its first innings for
a in reply to South Africa's

24

The third test starts Friday
in Capé Town, but Smith is
unsure if Ntini or Pollock will
play.

"It's a massive call to go
into a test match without
both of them," he said, "But
they are on their last legs. I
can see that they're giving
their all, but there's not a lot
left in the tank, When we fin-
ish this test series, we go
straight into the one-day
series, and then straight to
the World Cup."

Inzamam wouldn't com-
ment on reports that Shoaib
Akhtar had appeared before
an internal disciplinary hear-
ing and had been fined after
an altercation with coach
Bob Woolmer on Saturday.

"It's an internal matter, so

‘I'm not going to comment,"

Inzamam said. ©

@ PAKISTAN'S batsman
Kamran Akmal, right, and
Younis Khan, left, celebrate
their victory in the second
Test match against South
Africa in Port Elizabeth,
South Africa, Monday, Jan.
22, 2007. Pakistan won the
Test by five wickets at tea
time,

(AP Photo/Obed Zilwa)

' Frank Rutherford

area, is currently working with five
high schools in the state, which are
looking for more than 20-35 Bahamian
athletes.

The combine programme, which will
start at 9am on Saturday morning, will
introduce athletes to the fundamen-
tals of basketball and football.

Conducting the combine will be Bob
Stoops of University of Oklahoma,
Tony Fitzpatrick of University of
Houston, Les Miles of Louisiana State
University and Mario Cristobal of Uni-
versity of Miami.

Rutherford said: “I would like to
stress to the parents and coaches who
have a child or athletes that are tall,
but not at the level the other athletes
are, at to bring them out. “

. *The child doesn’t have to be th
best, better yet this could be their first



time on the athletic end, I want the
couch potatoes who aren’t looking to
join teams. *

“T want to give everyone a fair
chance and to get a bettcr feel of the
young giants walking around here —
give them a chance.” ©

Rutherford is hoping the combine
can attract some 100-150 persons.

He added that the programme
would not be successful without the
support of the sponsors.

“The sponsors play a big role and I
will like to publicly thank them for
their help,” he said.


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. “Wow. ” This was one. This felt epic.



AFC title game
will be a tough
act to follow:

NDIANAPOLIS — This was is the 2

I Super Bowl without theRoman
numerals. These werethe best
two.teams and the best two quarter-

- backs fashioning the best game
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~ BOWL night, then forging

GLANCE: __ simply the greatest
10 ~.comebackinthe
league’s champion-

. ship game history.
Peyton Manning, finally outdu

‘nemesis Tom Brady, finally reaching
- aSuper Bowl, in a galactic air show
- that humbled the postgame firewor
and the booming cannons as blu
and silver confetti. os
“We wanted to keep it microns
__ and be sure this was an instant clas- ;
__ sic,” Manning said. -
__ _It was that. Some games, some ‘hie oo
- ishes, j just afew, are ableto penetrate _
the hard shell of a long-time, cynical
_ journalist and just make him say, —



__ After Chicago won the NFC title in
- an anticlimactic rout over visiting _

New Orleans earlier in the day, this _
AFC finale lived up to and exceeded |

"all billing.

The Colts never led Sings anal cee
: the final score burned onto the s score-
board with precisely one minuteto
_ play and the dome filled with sonic _
bedlam, a city celebrating its first _
_ Super Bowl appearance since inherit- _
ing the Colts from Baltimore in 1984.
Rookie Joseph Addai had burst3
yards up the middle to cap a precision |
80-yard drive, with Manning the mae- _
_ stro as much as the quarterback. —

__ MONKEY OFF HIS BACK? a
Brady still had that minute left, and _

two timeouts, of course. The electric -
_ crowd literally was buzzing. No one
sat. A sea of dark blue jerseys and a
_ whipping blizzard of white towels.
Indy fans hadn’t cheered a home vic-

' tory over New England since 2000.

And Brady drove his Patriots —

Ae who had won three of the previous
__ five Super Bowls — to the Colts’ 45

before defensive back Marlin Jackson _

-. made the interception that ended the

‘titanic | ‘game and lifted, for good, the
never-been-to-a-Super-Bowl burden —
_ from Manning.

“Aww, I don’t get into monkeys
Le ‘and vindication and all that. I don’t -
play that card,” Manning said in his —

a comfortable New Orleans drawl.

- That last 80-yard drive, though.
‘That v was vintage, if not vindication; it
_ already was drawing comparisons to _
_ John Elway and “The Drive.” Man-
ning would pass for 349 yards, though ©
_ his passer rating of 79.1 was mortal.

_ That drive, though. It was all that mat-
_ tered.

“I just know those are Ain opportu-
nities to play quarterback,” Manning
said. “I said a little prayer there on
that last drive. I don’t know if you’re
supposed to pray for stuff like that,
but I said a little prayer.”

_ CAN HE BE SUPER NOW?

Only half of the burden has lifted _
from Manning, of course. Getting toa
Super Bowl is not enough to satisfy
history or one’s own soul if you don’t
leave with a ring. Ask Dan Marino, the
man Manning is most compared to in
the category of the greatest quarter-
backs missing only one thing.

With Indy down so deeply for so
long Sunday, reputations threatened

- to harden. Brady would be gilded fur-
_ ther in gold, and Manning deeper in
doubt.

Brady had owned Manning in the
postseason, where everything is mag-
nified, Fear. Opportunity. Everything.

It all changed as Manning led the
comeback and that ultimate winning
drive. Brady doesn’t lose the gold
edge now, but Manning picks up a lit-
tle of that sweet dust at last. .

He’d always been the star quarter-
back of the prolific stats and the play-

_ off spiats. Now he gets to be the SHR
Bowl quarterback.
Finally.




BY ALAN ROBINSON
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin,
the defensive coordinator of the
Minnesota Vikings, was hired by
the Pittsburgh Steelers — the first
black head coach in the team’s 74-
year history.

He accepted the job Sunday
night and the ‘hiring was
announced Monday. He was nego-
tiating a four-year contract
expected to pay him about $2.5 mil-
lion a year.

Tomlin, the team’s third coach
in 38 years, was hired on the same
day two black coaches made the
Super Bow] for the first time: Lovie
Smith in Chicago and Tony Dungy
in Indianapolis. Tomlin was once
an assistant under Dungy in
Tampa Bay. Tomlin also may have
benefited from the NFL’s so-called
Rooney Rule. Steelers owner Dan

Parcells leaves
coaching after
19-year career

: BY JAIME ARON

Associated Press

IRVING, Texas — Bill Parcells
retired from coaching Monday,
leaving the Dallas Cowboys after
four years without a playoff vic-
tory and just two weeks after a
stinging wild-card loss to Seattle.

During a 19-year career that also
included coaching the New York

Giants, New England Patriots and

New York Jets, Parcells made it to
three Super Bowls, winning twice
with the Giants.

In his last try, the Cowboys

. blew a chance to beat the Sea-

hawks when Pro Bowl quarterback
Tony Romo botched a hold on a
short field goal with a little more
than a minute left.

Parcells goes out having lost
four of his final five games, includ-
ing the last three. His announce-
ment came 16 days after the loss at
Seattle. “I am retiring from coach-
ing football,” Parcells said in a
statement.

“I want to thank Jerry Jones and
Stephen Jones for their tremen-
dous support over the last four
years. Also, the players, my coach-
ing staff and others in the support
group who have done so much to
help. Dallas is a great city and the
Cowboys are an integral part of it. I
am hopeful that they are able to go
forward from here.”

The announcement came in a
morning e-mail. There were no
immediate plans for a news confer-
ence.

“T am in good health and feel
lucky to have been able to coach in
the NFL for an extended period of
time,” Parcells said. “I leave the
game and the NFL with nothing
but good feelings and gratitude to

BY PAUL ALEXANDER
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia —
James Blake refused to make
excuses. He played well; Fernando
Gonzalez was simply too good.

The 10th-seeded Gonzalez
ended No. 5 Blake’s hopes of reach-
ing the Australian Open quarterfi-
nals, carving out a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
victory on Monday in a display of

high-quality tennis.

“I’m sure there’s a million rea-
sons, a million excuses I could
come up with,” a disappointed
Blake said. “He played better than
me today. Served better, returned
better. There were a few points
there I’d love to have over again,
but that’s the way it goes. He
played great on the big points.”

Gonzalez, of Chile, will next

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007 -




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PRO FOOTBALL | PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Tomlin replaces Cowher as coach



ANDREW RUSH/AP

HISTORICAL HIRING: Mike Tomlin
is the first black head coach in
Pittsburgh Steelers’ history.

Rooney successfully lobbied in
2002 for a rule that requires all
NFL teams to interview minority
candidates for coaching jobs.
After a successful first season as
Minnesota’s defensive coordinator,
Tomlin’s name was one of about a
dozen on a list of qualified minor-
ity candidates given to Rooney at a

mid-December meeting in New

York. Rooney is the chairman of
the NFL’s committee on workplace
diversity.

The intent of the Rooney Rule
was to give coaches such as Tom-
lin a forum to display their creden-
tials. And Tomlin was chosen

_ largely because of the motivation,

enthusiasm and organizational
skills he showed in two strong
interviews with Rooney, team
president Art Rooney II and direc-
tor of football operations Kevin
Colbert.

“It’s humbling,” Tomlin bad last
week of being in the running for
one of the most high-profile jobs in
pro sports. “These are great foot-
ball people. I’ve got a great deal of
respect for what they do and what
they’ve done.”

Tomlin’s hiring completed a
2'2-week search in which he was

initially viewed as an unlikely
choice behind perceived front-
runners Ken Whisenhunt and Russ .
Grimm, but Whisenhunt later
accepted the Arizona Cardinals’
job.

Bears defensive coordinator
Ron Rivera, the other finalist with
Grimm and Tomlin, did not get a
second interview because the
Steelers would have had to wait
until Feb. 5 to meet with him again.
Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey,
recommended by former coach
Bill Cowher, also didn’t get a sec-
ond interview.

Tomlin will be the fourth con-
secutive Steelers coach who was a
defensive assistant coach in his 30s
with another ‘team before being
hired by them. Bill Austin was 37
when he was chosen in 1966, as
was Chuck Noll in 1969. Cowher
was 34 in 1992.



PRO FOOTBALL | BILL PARCELLS RETIRES



Tuna surprise |

RON JENKINS/FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

OFF INTO THE SUNSET: Bill Parcells walks off the field in Seattle after what turned out to be his final
game as an NFL coach. Parcells’ Cowboys lost that playoff game 21-20 on Jan. 6 and on Monday
he retired, saying ‘| am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for
an extended period of time.’ Parcells had a career record of 183-138-1 and won two Super Bowls.

all the players, coaches and other
people that have assisted me in
that regard.”

Known best for a_ gruff
demeanor and colorful quotes, Par-
cells leaves with the ninth-most
victories in NFL history and a
career record. of 183-138-1.

He was 34-32 in Dallas, includ-
ing 0-2 in the postseason. He had
one year left at more than $5 mil-
lion on a contract extension signed
last January.

Before joining the Cowboys,
Parcells led the Giants to Super
Bowl victories after the 1986 and
00 seasons, got the Patriots to a
Super Bow] and took the Jets to the
AFC title game.

He gave up a job in television to
return to the sideline in Dallas,

energized by the challenge of
restoring glory to “America’s
Team.”

While he detainee left the
Cowboys ‘better than he found
them, his tenure ultimately may be
remembered for the lack of a play-
off victory. Dallas hasn’t won a
postseason game since 1996, easily
the longest skid in the history of

the franchise that’s been to a’

record eight Super Bowls.

Thus, Parcells’ legacy with the
Cowboys can be framed this way:
Instead of joining Tom Landry,

Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer.

as coaches who led them to cham-
pionships, he leaves lumped with
Chan Gailey and Dave Campo as
the only ones who didn’t.

“I did the best I could,” Parcells

TENNIS | AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Blake out; Clijsters, Hingis to meet

face second-seeded Rafael Nadal,
who outlasted No. 15 Andy Murray
6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

“It was a very, very, very impor-
tant match for me, very tough,”
Nadal said. “Andy was playing at
an unbelievable level. He’s very
smart on court, for sure.”

On the women’s side, fourth-
seeded Kim Clijsters beat No. 15
Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 7-5 after
dropping only nine games in her

first three matches. She next faces:

off-court friend Martina Hingis,
the three-time champion here who
struggled before dispatching 19th-
seeded Li Na 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

“It’s always a pleasure to play
her again here,” Clijsters said.
“She’s just a great champion.”

Top-seeded Maria Sharapova
had to work hard to get past No. 22



MARK BAKER/AP

JUST NOT HIS DAY: James Blake
shows his frustration during
Monday’s fourth-round loss.

Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-4 in an all-
Russian match and plays another
Russian in the quarterfinals —

said following the 21-20 playoff
loss in Seattle. “But it wasn’t quite
good enough.”

This past season, Parcells also
had to endure the constant dramas
that came with coaching Terrell
Owens. With Parcells gone, there
may be d better chance that Owens
returns in 2007.

Before Jerry Jones starts think-
-ing about that, he’ll have to find the
seventh coach in team history.

‘If Jones wants a proven com-
modity, he might go after Tennes-
see’s Jeff Fisher or Bill Cowher,
who recently resigned as coach of
the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both are
under contract for 2007, which
means their teams would get com-
pensation in addition to the mas-
sive salaries they would command.

in quarters

12th-seeded Ana Chakvetadze, a
6-4, 6-1 winner over No. 8 Patty
Schnyder. —

“T thought I played a lot better
today than in the previous rounds,”
Sharapova said. “But I will defi-
nitely have to step it up again.”

Tommy Haas ended eighth-
seeded David Nalbandian’s endur-
ance run, advancing to the quarter-
finals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 vic-
tory. Haas will next play
third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko,
who dropped a set for the first time
in the tournament before beating
No. 13 Tomas Berdych 5-7, 6-4, 6-1,
7-6 (7-5).

Nalbandian twice rallied from
two sets down and saved match
points in earlier rounds, but ran
out of gas after taking the first set
against the 12th-ranked Haas.
”

_ INTERNATIONAL EDITION MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERALD

SOCCER I PRO FOOTBALL d aS

4E | TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

SOCCER







Onyewu on way to Chelsea?

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Oguchi Onyewu could be
heading to Chelsea.

The two-time defending
Premier League champions
are looking to sign the 24-
year-old from Olney, Md., dur-
ing the January transfer win-
dow. Onyewu, a member of
last year’s U.S. World Cup
team, has been with Belgium’s
Standard Liege since the
2004-05 season, and British
media reported Monday. that
the 6-foot-4 defender could
cost Chelsea $3.95 million.

“There is truth in regard to
Chelsea,” said his agent, Will
Sherling.

Chelsea, in second place
and six points behind Man-
chester United, has struggled
defensively in recent games.
French champion Lyon also
has been in discussions with
Onyewu, who recently’turned
down an offer from Fulham.

“[Lyon] wants to sign the
player. They want to do the
deal, but they want him to stay
at Liege until the end of the
summer,” Sherling said.

Onyewu had been set to
join fellow Americans Brian
McBride, Carlos Bocanegra
and Clint Dempsey at Ful-
ham earlier this month in a
$1.96 million transfer.

“We had a good offer from
Fulham for him, and we

SPORTS ROUNDUP



WILL SHILLING/AP
AT A HEFTY PRICE: Oguchi
Onyewu, front, could cost
Chelsea $3.95 million.

agreed with Liege for a fee, but
the player didn’t agree to go,”
Sherling said.

Whether Onyewu joins
Chelsea may depend on the
amount of playing time he can
expect. He turned down a
move to Real Madrid earlier
this season.

“When Madrid made a bid

for him, it was not necessarily:

with him coming as a first-
choice defender,” Sherling
said. “I don’t know if that’s the
case with Chelsea. The best
club for him is one that will

Michael Vick
is cleared of
wrongdoing

From Miami Herald Wire Services

Michael Vick was cleared
by: police Monday of any
wrongdoing at a Miami air-
port, four days after the
Atlanta Falcons general man-
ager said the star quarterback
had “let a lot of people down.”

Vick’s water bottle was
seized by security at Miami
International Airport last
Wednesday. Police said it
smelled of marijuana and had
a hidden compartment that
contained a “small amount of
dark particulate.”

Lab tests found no evidence
of drugs, according to a memo
by Deisy Rodriguez, an assis-
tant state attorney in Florida.
She said the bottle no longer is
considered evidence in an
investigation.

Police will not file charges
and there will be no disciplin-
ary measures from the NFL or
the Falcons.

“If there is no violation ‘of
law, there is no basis for disci-
pline,” NFL spokesman Greg
Aiello told The Associated
‘Press.

Vick has had no public
comment on the incident.

“Michael fully understands .

that his actions on and off the
field are a reflection on the
Atlanta Falcons and the NFL,”
Vick’s attorney, Lawrence H.
Woodward Jr., said in a
statement faxed to the AP.

“Michael intends to spend
this offseason focusing on his
family, working with his team-
mates and the new coaching
staff to insure that the Falcons
have a great season in 2007,
and devoting time to his chari-
table interests.”

Vick, 26, had been the tar-
get of jokes and sharp criti-
cism since the incident,
including a skit on Saturday
Night Live.

On Thursday, Atlanta GM
Rich McKay said Vick “knows
he let a lot of people down.
Not just the coaches, not just
me, not just Arthur Blank, but
the fans. We were very clear
in discussing that.”

McKay said Blank, the team
owner, “is upset.”

e Elsewhere: Cincinnati
Bengals cornerback Johna-
than Joseph was arrested
early Monday and charged
with possession of marijuana.

Joseph was the ninth Cincin-
nati player arrested in the past
nine months, but the first since
coach Marvin Lewis
announced three weeks ago
that he was taking a harder
line on player misconduct....
The New York Giants looked
to one of their division rivals
to help shore up their porous
defense. Steve Spagnuolo,
the Philadelphia Eagles’ line-
backers coach the past three
seasons, was hired by the
Giants to be their defensive
coordinator. Spagnuolo will
replace Tim Lewis, who was
fired earlier this month after
three seasons with the Giants.

ETC.

e Baseball: Outfielder
Jason Michaels, who strug-
gled as the Cleveland Indians’
regular in left last season,
finalized a two-year, $4.25 mil-
lion contract, a deal that
includes a $100,000 signing
bonus and $2.6 million club
option for 2009. Michaels had

been eligible for salary arbitra- ~

tion, but agreed to terms last
week pending a physical. ...
Infielder Felipe Lopez and
the Washington Nationals
avoided arbitration by agree-
ing to a one-year, $3.9 million
deal. ... Seeking help for an
unsettled bullpen, the Tampa
Bay Devil Rays agreed to a
one-year contract with right-
handed reliever Scott Doh-
mann. Right-hander
Ramon Ortiz and the Minne-
sota Twins agreed to a ome-
year, $3.1 million contract. ...
Right-hander Brian Law-
rence, who missed last season
with a shoulder injury,
reached a preliminary agree-
ment on a one-year contract
with the Colorado Rockies
that guarantees him $750,000.

. The San Diego Padres
don’t expect to finalize their
deal with left-hander David
Wells until next week. ...
Relief pitcher Justin Duchs-
cherer and the Oakland Ath-
letics avoided arbitration,
agreeing to a one-year,
$1,187,500 contract.

e Boxing: Former heavy-
weight champion Mike Tyson
pleaded not guilty to charges
of drug possession and driving
under the influence of drugs.

Tyson spoke only to give

‘Columbia, Mo.,

develop his profile as a player.
He doesn’t need to get tangled
up in which club is bigger than
the next.”.

Onyewu also rejected a
move to Middlesbrough in
September. He scored one
goal in 17 international appear-
ances for the United States
and played in all three U.S.
World Cup games last year.

e Elsewhere: Kepa
Blanco joined Premier League
club West Ham from Sevilla
on loan. The 23-year-old
striker has scored nine goals in
37 games with the UEFA Cup
champions since 2005.

AROUND THE GLOBE

e Spain: David Beckham
will not leave Real Madrid
before the end of the season.

“One thing is clear, he still
has six months left in his con-
tract,” team sporting director
Predrag Mijatovic said. “He
has to. complete his contract.”

The 31-year-old midfielder

hasn’t played for Madrid since
agreeing on Jan. ll to a five-
year deal with Major League
Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

e France: Czech Republic
striker Milan Baros joined
Lyon from Aston Villa on a
34-year contract, with Nor-
way striker John Carew mov-
ing the other way.

Lyon president Jean-

his name and his birth date
during the brief hearing in

‘Phoenix before Maricopa

County Superior Court Com-
missioner Lisa Vandenberg,
who entered the plea on
Tyson’s behalf. Tyson stood
with his arms crossed while
Vandenberg spoke to his attor-
neys. He didn’t speak to
reporters. after the hearing.

One of Tyson’s four law-
yers, David Chesnoff, said
Tyson is seeking professional
help “for whatever problems
he has” and would fight to stay
out of prison. -

e College football: Bob
Wright, a former walk-on at
Texas State, was promoted to
head coach of his alma mater
after three years as an assis-
tant. Wright replaces David
Bailiff, another Texas State
graduate who became the Rice
head coach last week....Ina
deal that’ll net each school at
least an extra $1 million, the
Kansas-Missouri game is com-
ing to Kansas City. For the
next two seasons, the two
rivals will each move their
home game to Arrowhead Sta-
dium, home of the Kansas City
Chiefs. When played on cam-
pus in Lawrence, Kan., and
the game
would net about $1 million, but
only for the home team. Under
Big 12 rules, schools do not
share gate revenue. But under
the deal announced Monday,
the Chiefs will guarantee each
school $1 million each year. If
the game generates enough
revenue, the schools could

Michel Aulas said both play-
ers were valued at $8.41 mil-
lion and that no money was
exchanged. The French cham-

pions had been trying to sign

Baros since 2005.

e Beigium: Max von
Schlebrugge moved from
Hammarby to Belgian club
Anderlecht.

The 29-year-old defender
has flown to Belgium for a
routine medical after complet-
ing a three-game tour of South

America with the Swedish,

national team, according to
the newspaper Expressen.

_ Terms of the deal were not
disclosed.

e Germany: Defender
Jens Nowotny is retiring
after another knee injury.
Nowotny, 33, was on Germa-
ny’s World Cup squad last
year but not on the first-choice
team.

After the World Cup,
Nowotny signed with Dinamo
Zagreb but only Played 10
games before injuring his
knee. Earlier this month,
Nowotny and the Croatian
club agreed to end his three-
year contract.

e Poland: FIFA and UEFA
rejected the appointment of
Polish soccer league president
Andrzej Rusko as the new
temporary head of the Polish
soccer federation.



JASON PARKHURST/US PRESSWIRE
NO HARM, NO FOUL: Police will not file charges against
quarterback Michael Vick, above, and there won't be
disciplinary measures from the NFL or the Falcons.

receive additional money.

e Auto racing: NASCAR |

placed more emphasis on win-
ning, widened the Chase for
the championship field to 12
drivers and created a postsea-
son seeding system under a
series of adjustments
announced Monday.

e NHL: The Washington
Capitals recalled center
Jakub Klepis from Hershey
of the AHL. Klepis was
assigned to Hershey on Satur-
day and played one game
there, picking up an assist. He
has two goals and six assists in
35 games with Washington
this season.

e Horse racing: Barbaro
has steadily improved since
having surgery on his left hind
hoof, although the Kentucky

Derby winner has yet to °

return outside and will be hos-
pital-bound for at least
another month.

Barbaro, plagued by the
often-fatal hoof disease called
laminitis, had surgery on Jan.
13 to remove a section of the
hoof.

.© Olympics: Los Angeles
and Chicago submitted
detailed plans for the 2016
Summer Olympics to the U.S.
Olympic Committee, a major
step in the process to decide
which city will bid for the
games next year.

e Cycling: The interna-
tional cycling union criticized
France’s anti-doping agency
for pursuing a case against
Tour de France runner-up
Oscar Pereiro.







PEOPLE IN SPORTS





SARA D. DAWE/AP

BACK IN ACTION: North Carolina State women’s
basketball coach Kay Yow pauses while discussing
how daunting her battle with breast cancer has
become during a news conference Monday in
Raleigh, N.C. Yow, 64, plans to resume her duties
today, with her first game Thursday against Atlantic
Coast Conference rival Virginia.

Yow ready to return

Two months after cancer forced her away from basketball,
North Carolina State coach Kay Yow still fights a disease that

won’t let her rest.

The Hall of Famer showed little sign of backing down
Monday as she announced she would return to the team —
even as she adapts to what her body will and won't let her do.

“I told myself that I don’t want to get back with the team
and be a hindrance,” Yow said. aa have to be able to make a

contribution.”

The 64-year-old coach plans fox resume her duties today,
with her first game likely coming Thursday against Atlantic
Coast Conference rival Virginia. Yow, first diagnosed with

cancer in 1987, left the team in November after doctors found

the cancer that first recurred during the 2004-05 season was

progressing.

Longtime assistant Stephanie Glance has led the
Wolfpack (13-7, 2-3 ACC) as interim coach for the past 16
games. N.C. State has lost two in a row, falling to No. 1 Duke

‘ and No. 2 North Carolina in the past week.

Yow is in her 32nd season as coach at N.C. State and has a
record of 696-321 in 36 seasons overall. She was inducted into
the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, and coached the U.S.
women’s team to a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

“She’s done so many things to develop and grow the
sport,” said North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, an assis-
tant to Yow in Seoul. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t owe

a debt of gratitude to Kay.”

Pricey wheels |

An 800-horsepower
Shelby Cobra, once the per-
sonal car of the racing vet-
eran who developed the
iconic vehicle, has sold for
$5.5 million at auction, a
record for an American car.

“Tt’s a special car. It
would do just over three
seconds to 60 [mph] 40
years ago,” said Carroll
Shelby, 84, who created the
Cobra in the ’60s.

Barrett-Jackson Collector
Car Auction in Scottsdale,
Ariz., said the $5.5 million
price tag for the Cobra was
not an overall world-record.
car price; others have sold at
auction for more than
$11 million. However, it is a
world record for American
cars, said Steve Davis, Bar-
rett-Jackson president.

The winning bidder was
car collector Ron Pratt of
Chandler, Ariz. Last year, he
paid $4.32 million for the
Futureliner, one of 12 futur-
istic buses used for shows in
the 1940s and ’50s by Gen-
eral Motors.



‘That win was all about - and |
really believe it - that was the
students’ win. Because 2,500
people, inclement weather, we

don’t win that game.’

- SETH GREENBERG, Virginia Tech coach,
after the Hokies beat Maryland 67-64 in
overtime Sunday in front of a crowd of 9,847

Roy in rift

Former NHL All-Star
goalie Patrick Roy says he.
is questioning his future ©
with the major junior
hockey team he co-owns
and coaches after claims he
was involved in a shoving
match.

Saguenay police are
investigating a complaint
that Roy, who coaches the
Quebec City Remparts of
the Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League, shoved a
representative of the Chi-
coutimi Sagueneens after a
game pitting the two teams
Friday night in Chicoutimi,
north of Quebec City.

Roy denied Sunday that

he did anything wrong after

the game Friday.

“We have absolutely
nothing to feel guilty about
in this incident,” Roy said.

According to police, the
incident happened after
about 50 fans of the Chicou-
timi Sagueneens prevented
the visiting Remparts play-
ers from boarding their team
bus.

onawintry night in Blacksburg, Va., when

students were let in for free.

FLASHBACK



On this day in history:



1944 — The Detroit Red Wings defeat the New York
Rangers 15-0 to set an NHL record for consecutive goals.

1975 — Ralph Kiner is elected to the Baseball Hall of
Fame in his 15th and final year of eligibility.


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PUBLIC Service Minister
Fred Mitchell reminded the
country’s security forces of the
importance of their role as the
next general election approach-
es.

Mr Mitchell was speaking on
Sunday at Bethel Baptist
Church during the annual
Police Staff Association church
service.

“This year is an election year
and more than ever we will be
depending on the security
forces, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and the Royal
Bahamas Police Force to ensure
that there is law and order and
that there is peace and stability
so that the will of the people
can be accurately reflected in
the vote that is about to take
place,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said he believes
that both forces are neutral,
competent and can do the job —
but also pointed out that they
will be facing a new and chal-
lenging situation.

“This year as we face the
elections more and more people
will be responsible for the run-
ning of the elections that were
born in the 1960s and 1950s.

There is a generational change:
. that is taking place before our

eyes. The test will be how well
have the procedures passed

down from one generation to,

the next,” he said.

Mr Mitchell noted that in a
recent briefing with Commis-
sioner of Police Paul Farquhar-
son, he made the point that a
police force has to be run by
relatively young people.

“It is not an old man’s job in
the sense that it requires a lot of
physical and mental energy to
keep on top of crime and the
current trends in our society.
Many forces around the world I
am advised have 55 as the
retirement age.

“While that is not the case in
the Bahamas and there is no
plan to change the present
retirement age, what the gov-





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ernment wants to do within the
limits of its authority is to
ensure that the force remains
relevant to the times,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said this means
that each year, some men and
women from each “birth

cohort” must come into the
force.

“They will know and under-
stand the minds of the people
that they went to school with
and that they socialised with.
We will keep on top of crime,”
he said.

Mr Mitchell noted that
becoming part of a disciplined
force carries with it, “the giv-
ing up of certain normal civil
and political rights. It means
that your freedom of speech is
curtailed and your freedom of
assembly is curtailed amongst
others.

“That is the sacrifice which
you voluntarily make to be a
part of a disciplined force, a
force which answers absolute-
ly to civilians elected by the
people to determine the force’s
control and direction,” he said.
“I am sure that this is no easy
sacrifice to make but the vast
majority of officers do their jobs
well and your country is proud
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Indiana, USC join Top 25 for first time

Associated Press

Kelvin Sampson’s first Indi-
ana team is where most of his
Oklahoma squads spent quite
a bit of time.

The Hoosiers moved into
The Associated Press’ Top 25
for the first time this season
Monday, riding a five-game
winning streak to No. 23 in the
poll.

“It does and it doesn’t,”
Sampson said when asked if
being ranked really matters in
this age of making the NCAA
Tournament being all that
matters to the bigger pro-
grams.

“I might be wrong, but it
seemed we were ranked every
week for the past five or six
years at. Oklahoma and when
you are good you take it for
granted. With this team it does
matter. It gives our kids confi-
dence.”

Sampson wasn’t far off on _
-his Oklahoma teams being
-ranked. The Sooners missed

only 20 weeks in the polls
from 1999-2000 through last
season, and they were in the
Top 10 for a good portion of
that.

He was at Oklahoma for 12
years and took over at Indiana
this season, succeeding Mike

~ Davis, the man who followed
Bob Knight. Davis resigned
‘during the season and the
players went through a rough
time of deciding whether to
stay for another coach or
transfer.

“It’s a process,” Sampson
said of taking over a new pro-
gram. “It’s not a matter of
learning winning basketball,
it’s just playing the right way
and understanding that. It was
an attitude we had to instill.”

The Hoosiers (14-4) were
one of three teams to move
into the rankings this week,
joining Washington State
(16-3), back in at No. 20 after
one week out of the poll, and
Southern California (15-5),

BASKETBALL





BRODY SCHMIDT/AP

HE’S A HIGH RISER: Oklahoma State center Kenny.Cooper,
center, soars to the basket between Oklahoma’s David
Godbold, left, and Longar Longar on Monday night.

which is in for the first time
this season at No. 25.

The top four of Florida,
Wisconsin, UCLA and North
Carolina held steady from last
week.

The Gators (17-2) were No.
1 for the second consecutive
week after beating Mississippi
in their only game last week.
Florida received 42 first-place
votes and 1,759 points from the
72-member national media
panel.

Wisconsin (19-1), which
beat Purdue and Illinois last
week, was No. 1 on 22 ballots
and had 1,720 points. UCLA
(17-1), which beat Arizona
State and Arizona last week,
received six first-place votes
and North Carolina (17-2),
which beat Clemson and

Georgia Tech, got the other
two No. 1 votes.

Ohio State moved up two
places to No. 5 and was fol-
lowed by Texas A&M, Ore-
gon, Kansas, Pittsburgh and
Duke. Memphis, which
jumped six spots, was llth, fol-
lowed by Alabama, Oklahoma
State, Butler, Marquette, Air
Force, Arizona, Nevada, Clem-
son and Washington State.

The last five ranked teams
‘were LSU, Notre Dame, Indi-
ana, Virginia Tech and South-
ern California.

Indiana’s only loss in its
past 10 games was at Ohio
State. Sampson credits D.J.

White, who had 21 points in __
the Hoosiers’ 77-73 victory at
Connecticut on Saturday, for .

opbae. °

returned to the rankings last -

being a big part of the team’s

PRO BASKETBALL

- Magic find winning touch

From Miami Herald Wire Services

CLEVELAND — Grant Hill
scored 22 points, Dwight How-
ard added 18 with 13 rebounds
and the Orlando Magic snapped

‘a five-game losing streak by
beating the listless Cleveland
Cavaliers 90-79 on Monday
night. ,

Hill, who missed Orlando’s
previous.game with a dislocated
pinky, only scored two points
and played less than six minutes
of the fourth quarter. But he did
enough in his first 27 minutes on
the floor to give the Magic an ll-
point lead entering the period.

Jameer Nelson had 11 points,
Keith Bogans made three
3-pointers and Darko Milicic
added nine rebounds for
Orlando, which ended a six-
game skid in Cleveland.

LeBron James had 18 points
for the weary Cavaliers, who just
completed a seven-game trip out
West and were playing their fifth
game in seven nights.

Larry Hughes and Damon
Jones had 16 points apiece for
Cleveland, which after losing for
the fourth time in five games,
reached the midway point of the

rebounds and five assists and
Murphy had seven points and
eight rebounds in his first start
for Indiana.

Danny Granger scored 19
points and Marquis Daniels
added 12 for the Pacers, who had
lost three games during their los-
ing streak by three points or less.

SPURS 93, CELTICS 89

BOSTON — Tim Duncan
remained unbeaten against the
Celtics, finishing with 21 points
and nine rebounds to lead the
Spurs to the victory.

Manu Ginobili and Tony
Parker each scored 15 points and
Michael Finley had 12 for the
Spurs, who have won 18 in a row -
against the Celtics and nine ina
row in Boston. The Celtics last
beat the Spurs on Jan. 8, 1997, the
season before Duncan entered
the NBA.

Duncan shot 7-of-17 from the
field and 7-of-7 from the free-
throw line as the Spurs won their
third in a row and eighth in ‘10
games. His 10 second-quarter
points helped San Antonio out-
score Boston 30-14 after falling
behind 24-20 through one. '



success.
“Our team is good because
D.J. White has allowed me to

coach him,” Sampson said of.

the senior forward who leads
the Hoosiers in scoring (14.3)
and rebounding (7.3) while
shooting 53 percent from the
field. “I have been harder on
him than anyone else in prac-
tice and he has never been dis-
couraged. He has only worked
harder rather than dropping
his head.'I can’t say enough
about him as a person because
he has taken the brunt of what
I have tried to do as I have
tried to coach through him.”

Sampson also gave some
credit to Davis, who was 115-79
in six seasons at Indiana and is
now the coach at Alabama-Bir-
mingham.

“When you're a coach who

“takes over a program you

don’t ever give the former
coach enough credit,” Samp-
son said. “Mike Davis brought
these kids here and I thank
him for that. Mike did a good
job of putting them together.”

Washington State moved
into the rankings two weeks
ago for the first time since
1983, then dropped out after a
loss at Stanford, its only one in
the past six games. The Cou-
gars returned this week after a

75-47 victory over Washing- -

ton. Southern California,
which won four of five with
the only loss to UCLA, is
ranked for the first time since
the end of 2001-02.

Texas, Tennessee and Ken-
tucky dropped out of the poll.

Texas (13-5), which was
ranked for the past two weeks,
fell out from No. 21 after two
road losses last week. The
Longhorns lost 105-103 in tri-
ple overtime to Oklahoma
State and 76-69 to Villanova.

Tennessee, which lost to
Auburn and beat South Caro-
lina last week, fell out from
22nd, while Kentucky, which

| _NBA STANDINGS



READY OR NOT...: Magic forward Grant Hill (33) challenges
Cavaliers forward LeBron James during Monday night’s
game. Hill had 22 points to lead Orlando to a 90-79 victory.



week after being out for seven
weeks, dropped from 25th
after beating South Carolina
and losing to Vanderbilt.

Marquette, which won
77-74 in overtime at Pittsburgh
on Sunday, had the week’s big-
gest jump from 24th to No. 15.

There are three games
between ranked teams this
week. Clemson is at Duke on
Thursday, while North Caro-
lina is at Arizona and Oregon
is at Washington State on Sat-
urday.

ELSEWHERE

e Tennessee: Junior
guard Chris Lofton will miss
Wednesday night’s game at
Mississippi with a sprained

‘right ankle, and coach Bruce

Pearl said Monday it was
unclear when he will return.
X-rays taken Monday did not
show any fractures, Pearl said.

The Southeastern Confer-
ence’s leading scorer at 21.5
points a game, Lofton sprained
his ankle early in the second
half of Saturday’s 64-61 victory
over South Carolina after scor-

_ing only four points.

MEN’S.ACTION

e No. 13 Oklahoma State
66, Oklahoma 61: Byron
Eaton scored a season-high 17
points and David Monds
added 11 points and ll
rebounds to help host Okla-
homa State hold off a last-min-
ute charge from Oklahoma in
the Bedlam rivalry game.

David Godbold and Austin
Johnson sandwiched 3-point-
ers around a pair of missed
free throws by Oklahoma
State’s JamesOn Curry to cut a

-seven-point gap to.62-61 with

25.9 seconds left.

Mario Boggan hit two free
throws after being fouled fol-
lowing the ensuing inbounds
pass, and walk-on Tyler Hatch
hit two more with four sec-

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Dallas 34 8
San Antonio 30 13

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New Orleans. 16 23
Memphis 10 31
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Denver 20 17
Minnesota 20 20
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season at 24-17 — the same

record it had last season.

PACERS 98, BULLS 91

_ INDIANAPOLIS — Jermaine
O’Neal had 22 points and 10
rebounds as the Pacers beat the
Bulls to snap a four-game losing
streak and win for the first time
since making an eight-player

trade last week.

Darrell Armstrong had 16
10 assists and eight
rebounds for the Pacers. The 38-
year-old point guard was making
his second start of the season in
place of the injured Jamaal Tin-

points,

sley.

Ben Gordon scored 21 of his 31
points in the second half for Chi-
cago. Luol Deng had 18 points
and eight rebounds and Kirk
Hinrich had 14 points before

fouling out late in the game.

Two of the newcomers
acquired from Golden State,
Mike Dunleavy and Troy Mur-
phy, made solid contributions.
Dunleavy had 15 points, seven

14-0 in the paint at the outset.

Miami did it with a makeshift
lineup. Wade decided shortly
before the game to rest the left
ankle he sprained Sunday in a
loss to Dallas, and O’Neal missed
his 35th consecutive game as he
nears a return from knee sur-
gery.

Heat guard Jason Williams
scored 20 points. Jason Kapono
fueled the Heat’s early run and
scored 22 points. Udonis Haslem
added 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Gary Payton had 13 assists, his
highest total since joining the
Heat in 2005.

Eddy Curry scored 26 points

Delonte West led Boston with
27 points, while Al Jefferson
added 26 and Ryan Gomes had
20. The Celtics have lost eight in
a row and are 2-14 without star
guard Paul Pierce, who has been
out since Dec. 22 with a stress
reaction in his left foot.

The Spurs led by as many as
23 in the third quarter and 77-63
after the period. But after the
teams traded baskets for much of
the fourth quarter, Boston used a
late 13-0 run to make it close.

HEAT 101, KNICKS 83

MIAMI — Playing without
their two All-Stars, the Heat
scored a franchise-record 27
consecutive points and beat the
Knicks.

Dwyane Wade and Shaquille
O’Neal watched from the bench
as Miami raced to a 29-3 lead
after 8 minutes. The Knicks
missed 10 consecutive shots as
their 3-2 lead became a 26-point
deficit, while the Heat started 13-
for-19 and outscored New York

the Knicks, who trailed by 28
after one quarter — the second-
largest such deficit in franchise
history.

RAPTORS 105, BOBCATS 84

TORONTO — Chris Bosh
scored 20 points and Jose Calde-
ron had a season-high 19 points
and Il assists to lead the Raptors.

and Jamal Crawford added 23 for .

Andrea Bargnani added 14
points for the Raptors, who
played without starting point
guard T.J. Ford (sore right
ankle).

ELSEWHERE

e Nets: Forward Richard Jef-
ferson will be sidelined indefi-
nitely after undergoing surgery
on his right ankle Monday.

e Hawks: Forward Josh
Smith was fined $25,000 by the
NBA for making obscene ges-
tures to the crowd after being
ejected from a game Saturday
night in Charlotte.

e Bobcats: Center Primoz
Brezec has a bulging disc in his
lower back and will miss seven-
to-10 days.

LATE SUNDAY

e Trail Blazers 99, Bucks
95: Rookie Brandon Roy had a
career-high 28 points, including
a late jumper that helped pre-
serve the victory for host Port-
land.

Monday’s results

S.A. 93, Boston 89
Utah 106, Minn. 91
Memp. at Den., 9

j NJ. at Sac., 10

| G.S. at Lakers, 10:30

Tonight’s games

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3-pointer from the left wing.

The Cowboys (17-3, 3-2 Big
12) had started to inch away,
after Oklahoma (11-7, 3-3) had
scored six consecutive points
to close within 43-42 on Nate
Carter’s fast-break layup.
Eaton gave Oklahoma State a
55-46 lead with a floater on the
left side that bounced off both
sides of the rim before falling
through the net. .

e Louisville 68, UConn
54: David Padgett. scored 19
points and grabbed 11
rebounds as host Louisville
raced by reeling Connecticut.

Terrence Williams added
18 points and nine rebounds
and Juan Palacios scored 16
points for the Cardinals (14-6,
4-2 Big East), who have won
four of five.

AJ. Price led Connecticut
(13-6, 2-4) with 17 points, but
the Huskies shot just 36 per-
cent from the floor while los-
ing their third in a row and
sixth in eight games. Connecti-
cut turned it over 20 times and
was just 3-of-20 from 3-point
range.

WOMEN’S ACTION.

_ @.No. 1 Duke 74, No. 4
Tennessee 70: Abby Waner
scored 24 points and Duke
(20-0) remained undefeated
after storming out to a 19-0
lead and holding on to beat
host Tennessee (17-2).

' @ No. 6 Oklahoma 86,
Texas Tech 81 (2O0T):

’ Backup point guard Kendra

Moore scored 13 of her career-
high 20 points in extra time to
help host Oklahoma hold on.
Courtney Paris recorded
her 45th consecutive double-
double, finishing with 22
points and 17 rebounds for .
Oklahoma (16-1, 6-0 Big 12),
which extended its winning
streak against conference
opponents to 25 games.
Five players scored in dou-
‘ble figures for Texas ugh
28, 3+3). =



EASTERN CONFERENCE.

SOUTHEAST W L_ Pct. GB L10 Str, Home Away Conf
Washington 24 16 600 - 7-3 W-4 17-3 7-13 169
Orlando 23 19 548 2 55 Wl 14-7 9-12 13-11
Miami 19 22 463 5Â¥2 6-4 W-l 10-10 9-12 8-11
Charlotte 14 26 350 10 55 Ll. 813 6-13 11-16
Atlanta 13 25 342 10 46 L2 7ll 614 8-16
ATUANLG ei Ee Ret 168 e = Stre Nome Avera cont
New Jersey 20 20 500 - 82 W-4 1310 7-10 169
Toronto 20 22 476 1 7-3 Wl 127 815 148
New York 18 25 419 3% 5:5 L-L 10-12 813 11-16
Boston 12 28 300 8 19 L8 4-15 813 817
Philadelphia 11 30 .268 9% 2-8 L-1 6-10 5-20, 8-16
CENTRAL WL Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 23-16 590 - 55 W2 118 128 15-8
Cleveland 24 «17-585 - «5-5 LL 15-4 9-13 15-11
Chicago 23 19 548 1% 46 12 17-6 6-13 188
‘Indiana 2120 512 3 46 W-l 11-7 10-13 16-12

17 23 425 6% 2-8 13 97 816 7-16

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away _Conf

“B10. - 91 W-7. 193 15-5 23-6
698 4% 7-3 W3 15-7 15-6 19-8
610 8% 6-4 L3 13-5 12-11 13-14
‘410 16% 4-6 W-1 10-10 6-13 7-17
‘244. 23% 3-7 Ll 813 2-18 4-18
NORTHWEST. OWL Pct, GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
667. - 5-5 W-4 15-4 13-10 17-8
‘541 5% 4-6 W-3 11-10 9-7 7-11
‘500 7 5-5 L-4 12-8 8-12 11-12
‘405 11 4-6° Wel 10-12. 7-13 10-13
(390 11% 4-6 W-3 12-9 4-16 6-15
Pet. GB L10 Str, Home Away Conf
‘800 - 10-0 W-13 19-3 13-5. 16-7
634 6% 6-4 L2 184 B11 16-9
‘75°13 5-5 W-2 14-7 5-14 13-16
463 13% 3-7 L:2 15-8. 4-14 13-14
395 16 2-8 L-l 10-11 5-12 8-15

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES,

Sunday’s results

Miami 101, N.Y. 83 Dal. at Orl., 7 Dallas 99, Miami 93
Indiana 98, Chicago 91 Pho. at Was., Y S.A. 99, Phi. 85
Toronto 105, Char. 84 N.O. at Phi., Pho. 131, Min. 102
Orlando 90, Clev. 79 Atl. at Chi., ‘s 30 Port. 99, Milw. 95

Den. at Sea., 10
Mil. at L.A.C., 10:30

NBA LEADERS



Through Sunday
SCORING REBOUNDING

‘G FG FT PTS AVG er Eee G OFF DEF TOT AVG

Anthony, Den. 22 265 153 696 31.6 Garnett, Minn. 38 100 386 486 12.8
Arenas, Wash. 40 378 308 1187 29.7 Camby, Den. 32 81 322 403 12.6
Iverson, Den. 29 287 257 856 29.5 Howard, Orl. 41 143 368 511 12.5
Wade, Mia. . 34 318 305 958 282 Boozer, Utah 41 134 357 491 12.0
Bryant, LAL 38 352 298 1060 27.9 Okafor, Char. 39 152 287 439 11.3
Redd, Mil. 33 302 244 914 27.7 Chandler, NOk. 37 140 276 416 11.2
James, Clev. 40 389 251 1082 27.1 Duncan, S.A. 42 121 321 442 10.5
Allen, Sea. 31 270 166 792 25.5 Lee, N.Y. 42 157 285 442 10.5
Carter, NJ. 40 353 213 1000 25.0 O'Neal, Ind. 35 81 284 365 10.4
Nowitzki, Dall. 41 347 287 1020 24.9 Randolph, Port. 41 120 299 419 10.2

FIELD GOALS ASSISTS

FG FGA PCT G AST AVG

Biedrins, G.S. 182 294 .619 Nash, Phoe. 38 437 11.5
Lee, N.Y. 182 298 .611 Kidd, NJ. 40 365 9.1
Stoudemire, Phoe. 269 450 .598 Paul, NOk. 27 242) 9.0
Curry, N.Y. 300 515 .583 Williams, Utah 41 356 8.7
Bogut, Mil. 211 371 .569 Miller, Phil. 39 336 8.6
Dalembert, Phil. 172 303 .568 Davis, G.S. 36 309 8.6
Howard, Orl. 248 439 .565 Billups, Det. 31 247 8.0
Boozer, Utah 372 664 .560 Waie, Mia. 34 270 =—7.9
Brand, LAC _ 321 579 .554 Ford, Tor, 38 294 7.7
Patterson, Mil. 221 407 .543 ‘Felton, Char. 36 2747.6

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Thomas told reporters after the game. “It wasn’t
a matter of me being careless with the football.
It was just that at certain times when | got the
football, | had somebody around me and didn’t
have enough time to tuck it away. That second
one turned the entire football game around.”

Thomas finished with 37 yards rushing on 16
carries, but the biggest indicator of his play was
his inability to maintain control of the ball. His
first fumble, which occurred ona shovel pass,
led to a field goal and allowed Dallas to run
away with the game.

“| have to live with it,” he said. “Il can’t
understand how | can have one of the best
games of my life ina championship game the week before and
then have one like this. | just wonder why | pick these games to
have one of the worst games of my life. I’m still the same
Thurman Thomas.”

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Bills running back Thurman Thomas
slammed his helmet to the turf as he trudged to
the sideline after his second fumble of the
game, early in the third quarter. Cowboys safety
James Washington recovered Thomas’ fumble
46 yards for a touchdown to tie the score, and
his effort proved pivotal in helping propel Dallas to its second
consecutive championship.

As reality hit that Buffalo had ingloriously lost four straight
Super Bowls, Thomas buried his head in his hands.

“At that point in time, it seemed the momentum switched,”

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PAGE 8E, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007

TRIBUNE SPORTS



SPORTS



Saunders wants to be ©

®@ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

THE last time they met,
Elkino ‘Ali’ Saunders and
Jamaican Ricardo Planter
fought to a draw.

This time around, Saun-
ders said he intends to be
the outright winner when
they meet again on Thurs-
day, February lst at Sir
Kendal Isaacs Gym

Trainer Ray Minus Jr.
said they are excited to
bring Planter back to settle
the score with Saunders.

“The Jamaican has been
successful in the United
States and he’s won some
fights here,” Minus Jr. said.
“So Ali has a great chal-
lenge, but we have been
working a lot on improv-
ing his jab.

Improved

“T think that is where Ali
has been falling back. But

he has improved the jab

with great speed and he’s
coming around.

“So we are looking to
win this fight.”

Fighting on the under-
card of the World Boxing
Council’s (CABOFE)
Caribbean Boxing Federa-
tion’s super middleweight
championship bout
between Jermaine ‘Choo
Choo’ Mackey and Puerto
Rican Anibal ‘E] Olimpi-
co’ Acevedo, Saunders said
he has something in store
for Planter. _

“The last time, the first
few rounds I thought I
would take him out, but
the lack of sparring didn’t
allow me to pull it off,” he
said. “I got winded and it



& SOCCER
MADRID, Spain
Associated Press



DAVID BECKHAM will
not be leaving Real Madrid
before the end of the season,
sporting director Predrag
Mijatovic said Monday.

"One thing is clear, he
(Beckham) still has six months
Jeft in his contract," Mijatovic
said. "He has to complete his:
contract." a.

The 31-year-old Beckham
hasn't played for Madrid since
agreeing to a five-year deal
worth more than US$250 mil-
lion - including endorsements
— with Major League Soccer's
Los Angeles Galaxy on Jan.
11,

_ "Like many other players
who have done important
things in this club, he wants to
play," Mijatovic said. "But we
have promising young players
and I think that right now they
have an advantage over him
(Beckham) because the future
of Real Madrid is more impor-
tant than the players that have
been here for many years,"

Beckham was one of six
injured players not involved in
Madrid's 1-0 win over Mallor-
ca on Sunday.

Madrid coach Fabio Capello
denied he'd left Beckham off
the squad purposely after hav-
ing retracted comments made
last Wednesday that Beckham
would never play again for
Madrid after signing the deal.

Ronaldo was also left off
the team as the Brazil striker
continues to be linked with
AC Milan.

"We'll see what happens in
the coming days ... but we will
not let Ronaldo leave for
free," Mijatovic said. "We
always intended to keep all
our players, but finally we
encountered that things
haven't worked out quite like
we thought."

Ronaldo has scored 84 goals
in 135 games since joining
from Inter Milan in August
2002, Madrid's last trophy-
winning season.

Madrid is tied atop the
Spanish league with FC
Barcelona and Sevilla on 38
points.



@ ELKINO ‘ALP SAUNDERS gets focussed as he shadow boxes during a training session yesterday.

ended up: in a draw.

“But this time I going to
go in there and be more
prepared to take the fight
to him. I want to win this



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Saunders said he’s defi-
nitely in much better shape



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than he was in their previ-
ous meeting.

“J think right now, I’m in
that kind of shape where I
can take him out in either

_the first-or_the second

round.
“T don’t want to go to the

@ REAL MADRID'S David Beckham, right, talks with Antonio Cassano i

judges to decide this one.”

In the co-main event in
a six-round bout, Wilson
‘Kid Wonder’ Theophile,
5-1, will be making his
return to the ring after he
suffered a broken jaw to
take on Puerto Rican



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in the presence of Ronaldo during a training se

Joseph Deios
2-1.
Also. on the undercard
will be a rematch between
Ryan ‘Big Youth’ McKen-

Santos,

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‘the Kid’ Dummett (2-1).
Dummett’s only loss



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came at the hands of
McKenzie.
And Hensely ‘the Bruis-
er’ Strachan (2-0) will go
up against Damian ‘the
Blade*-Tinker(+-0)-in a
four-rounder in the junior
welterweight division.



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(AP Photo/Paul White)

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Justice Lyons
sneaks out again

B By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter _

SUPREME Court Justice
John Lyons has once again spo-
ken out against government
practices, this time criticising
what he described as the inef-
fective process of compensating
property owners after their
land is claimed by the govern-
ment in a compulsory acquisi-
tion.

FNM Senator Carl Bethel

-who was present in Justice

Lyon’s court room yesterday
‘totd The Tribune that the
Supreme Court judge stated
that he feli the procedures that
are in place where land is com-
pulsorily acquired are not as
transparent or expedient as in
‘other countries.

“He. indicated that in other
countries the procedures to
compensate people are more
transparent, are more clear,
and are proceeded quicker
than appears to be the case in
the Bahamas,” Mr Bethel said.

Justice Lyons was yesterday

scheduled to hear the applica-
tion by Arawak Homes for the
assessment of the amount of
compensation they claim is
owed them in the acquisition
of land by government — land
which allowed for the building
of the Cleveland Eneas and
Sadie Curtis primary schools
and the DW Saunders highway,

Although Justice Lyons
decided to adjourn the case to
late February — at which time
he hopes the parties will have
negotiated their respective
positions ~ he chase to take the
opportunity to make his views
on government’s compulsory
land acquisition practices
known.

Senator Bethel said that Jus-
tice Lyons indicated that he
had concerns about the slow-
ness of the compensation
process, particularly as there is
a very specific part of the Con-
stitution that prevents govern-
ment from acquiring land with-
out due compensation to the

SEE page 11

Anna Nicole loses
another legal battle

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

EMBATTLED US celebrity Anna Nicole Smith has lost anoth-
er legal battle after a judge yesterday ruled that an action she
brought against former boyfriend G Ben Thompson had no merit.

This now clears the way for the South Carolina developer to be
declared the rightful owner of the Eastern Road home “Hori-
zons”, Mr Thompson’s representative Godfrey ‘Pro’ Pinder told The

Tribune yesterday.

Mr Pinder said that Ms Smith has “no leg left to stand on” and

SEE page 11






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multiple stab wounds,



US database
lists twins
in alleged
abduction

lm By BRENT DEAN

AN ABDUCTION case in
the Bahamas has led to twin
girls being listed on the data-
base of thé National Centre
for Missing and Exploited
Children in the United States,

Anna Siam-Jacobs and
Maria Siam-Jacobs were
allegedly abducted on April
21 last year.

The centre’s website said
their father has applied for
their return to the Bahamas
under an international civil
treaty: the Hague Convention
on the Civil Aspects of Inter-
national Child Abduction,

In an interview with The
Tribune, Mr Noreldin Siam,
the children’s father,

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Man is

stabbed
to death

A MAN in his twenties was
found stabbed to death late

Police say he has been iden-
tified as Jonathon Davis, 24, of
Bamboo Boulevard.

Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday that around 11pm on
Sunday police received reports
of gunshots being heard near
the Bahamas Baptist Mission-

tion headquarters on Baillou
Hill. Road opposite the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora- .
tion complex.

At the scene, police discov-
ered Davis’s body in the south-
eastern portion of the yard with

Davis was dressed in long
beige coloured trousers and a
white shirt, Police say they have
not yet established a motive for
this latest killing,

Police investigations contin-
ue. Homicides now stand at
four for the year.


















in boating tragedy

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

A MAN was arraigned in
Magistrate’s Court yesterday
charged with manslaughter in
connection with a boating
tragedy that claimed the life of
British toddler Paul Gallagher
over four years ago.

James Alexander Bain
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez accused of
causing Paul’s death on August
15; 2002. He was not required to
plead and was granted $10,000
bail with two sureties.

According to official reports,
the Gallagher family, who,had

been staying at Atlantis, were
sitting on Cabbage Beach near a
lifeguard tower when a speed-
boat pulling an inflatable banana
float lost control and sped on to
the sand,

Paul was asleep on a deck-
chair when the boat left the
water and landed on the beach,
The child received serious head
injuries and died in hospital five
days later.

Over the past few years, the
toddler’s parents have hit out at
the Bahamas government in the
British press calling for the pros-
ecution of the speedboat driver.

- Two:Metropolitan Police offi-

cers flew to the Bahamas last
summer to review the case with
local police.

- Yesterday, Bain was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Gomez
on a manslaughter charge. He
was accused of causing the death
of Paul Gallagher Jr.

Standing in the prisoner’s dock
in hand-cuffs, Bain told the court
that he was a fisherman
employed with the local fishing
company Geneva Brass Seafood.

He said he was usually out to
sea two to three months at a
time. Bain was told by the mag-
istrate that he would have to sur-
render all travel documents: ~

Multi-agency task force to review airport security

tional Airport yesterday.

A MULTI-Agency task force has been
appointed by Transport and Aviation Min-
ister Glenys Hanna-Martin to: review the
security climate and procedures at the US
pre-clearance facility at Lynden Pindling

International Airport.

line story, which revealed that American
TSA agents discovered “serious weak-
nesses” at the facility, which may lead to a
90-day notice being issued by the US
Embassy notifying travellers of security
‘risks when they fly to the Bahamas, The
revelations could also jeopardise the future
of the country’s pre-clearance status, it

was claimed,

“In the wake of recent concerns regard-
ing the security of the pre-clearance facil-
ity, I have directed that a task force be
formed under the leadership of Ms Lor-
raine Armbrister, undersecretary in my
Mrs Hanna-Martin said,

ministry,”

SEE page 11

&@ GLENYS Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation, is pictured speak-
ing at a press conference about the radar
system at the Lynden Pindling Interna-

(Photo: Ana Bianca Marin)

Nassau: T 3

Man charged with murder
and armed robbery

A YOUNG man was arraigned in magistrate’s









en iate “2% court yesterday charged with murdér and armed rob-
This follows yesterday’s Tribune head- bery,

Court dockets stated that on Monday, December
11, William McKenzie, 18, alias “Willie Boo” of Bal-
four Avenue, intentionally and unlawfully caused
the death of Gepson Auguste,

It is also alleged that on Monday, December 11,
McKenzie, being concerned with others, robbed
Auguste of a 2002 Toyota Jeep valued at $25, 000.

Gepson, according to police, was. gunned down at
his home after being accosted by three men who fled

“the scene in his vehicle,

McKenzie also faced two other counts of armed
robbery, It is alleged that on Saturday, November
25, 2006, while armed with a handgun, he robbed
Silvera Silvean of $7,000 cash,

Another charge read that on Thursday, Decon

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oday’s column is based on
an article, Can America
Compete, by Geoffrey
Colvin, which appeared in the July
25, 2005, edition of Fortune Maga-
zine.

The thrust of the article is that
even though the US is still the
world’s biggest and strongest econo-
my by far, long-term, it is losing this
position of economic dominance to
emerging economies such as China
and India.

Big business is - and has been -
borderless for a long time now, and
while globalisation creates market
opportunities for American compa-
nies there-are also negative side
effects. For instance, companies
such as Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gam-
ble and Texas Instruments are said
to “already do most of their busi-
ness and employ most of their work-
ers outside of the US”. If the trend
continues unfettered, clearly it has —
enormous implications for job cre-
ation and wage levels within the US.

The author adds: “For American

workers, globalisation is a radically
dicier proposition, far more so than
most of them realise. ‘The fast-
changing economy is exposing vast
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competition, and it’s a contest mil-
lions of them can’t win right now.”

Why can’t American

workers win?

Three factors are cited for this state
of affairs:

The first is that the world econo-
my is based increasingly on informa-
tion, bits and bytes that have to be
analysed, processed and moved
around. Examples: software, finan-
cial services and media. |

Second, the cost of handling those
bits and bytes -that is, of computing
and telecommunications-isin °
freefall. Wide swathes of economic
activity can be performed almost
anywhere, at least in theory.

Finally, low-cost countries - not
just China and India, but also Mexi-
co, Malaysia, Brazil and others - are
turning out large numbers of well-
educated young people, who are ful-
ly qualified to work in an informa-
tion-based economy. China will pro-
duce about 3.3 million college grad-
uates this year, India 3.1 million (all
of them English-speaking), the US
just 1.3 million. In engineering, Chi-
na’s graduates will number over

600,000, India’s 350,000, and Ameri-.

ca’s only about 70,000.

’ What can America do?

The author has three principal
recommendations to reverse Ameri-
ca’s eroding competitiveness, which
are:

1. Fix the education system.

2. Reform immigration policies to —

favour highly skilled workers.
3. Regain the lead in Internet
access and technology.

Education System

“The No. | policy prescription,
almost regardless of whom you ask,
comes down to one word: educa-
tion. In an economy where technol-
ogy leadership determines the win-
ners, education trumps everything.
That’s a problem for America. Our
fourth-graders are among the
world’s best in math and science,
but by ninth grade they’ve fallen
way behind.” As Bill Gates says:
"This isn’t an accident or a flaw in
the system; it is the system. For

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is a world away.” Does this sound
familiar, Bahamas?

Immigration Reform

“Second, a prescription urged just
as widely is immigration reform. A
critical element of America’s eco-
nomic dominance has been its
attraction for the world’s brightest,
most ambitious people, but today’s
immigration laws favour family
reunification far above talent, intel-
ligence or credentials. If Albert Ein-
stein wanted to move in today but
had no US relatives, he would have
to get in line behind thousands of
poorly educated manual labourers
who did. *

Technology A

“Third, incredible as it seems,
America’s InfoTech infrastructure is
no longer world-class. America
ranks only 12th globally in the num-
ber of broadband connections per
100 inhabitants. Looking more
closely, the situation is even worse.
South Korea is not only more wired
(No. 1 globally), but its connections
are far faster and available not just
through wires but also through vir-
tually every cell phone.”

Implications for the Bahamas

Education

What does this all have to do with
the Bahamas? Well, it is often said
that when the US sneezes, the
Bahamas get pneumonia. This begs
the larger question: What happens if
the US gets much sicker?

It is a well-known fact that our
educational system needs much
work. A national average score of
D+ in our BGCSE examinations
will take us absolutely nowhere. We
cannot even open our public schools
on time because required repairs
haven’t been completed. We must
implement a long-term national —-

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effort to improve our competencies
in English, maths, sciences and for-
eign languages.

Those who can afford it simply
send their children to private school
locally or to boarding schools in the
US or UK mainly, but for the
majority of our future generations,
not enough is being done, fast
enough.

The Bahamas is a service econo-
my, which is far more vulnerable to
globalisation because, increasingly,
service-based industries are highly
portable. Our challenge is not only
to fix our educational system but to
also provide significant levels of
ongoing training to ensure quality
and competitive service for the
prices charged, especially in the
tourism and financial services sec- -
tors. '

You have to admire the efforts of
Atlantis in staff training, but the
reality is that they have-to do this to
protect their $3 billion investment
because the ‘feeder system’ - the
educational system - is letting them
down: If you talk to Atlantis execu-
tives privately, they are very, very .
concerned. What do you think is
going through the minds of the folks
at Baha Mar, Ginn and the other
major projects?

Immigration

The issue of immigration is one
that requires a bipartisan approach
with clearly defined and articulated
positions. The US grants H1-B
visas, which allow highly-skilled
workers to work in the US for a
period of six years. While the US
has cut back drastically on the.,
amount of H1-B visas issued since
the September 11 terror attacks, it is
an approach that we can look at.
However, if we go this route there
must be checks and balances to pre-
vent abuses, such as careful scrutiny
of an applicant’s education and
experience credentials.

Il am no trained social scientist,
but if you believe there will be $5
billion, $10 billion, maybe $15 bil-
lion in new investments over the
next five to seven years, we will
need to import significant amounts
of foreign Jabour...so let’s get used

“to it, because we are not doing

enough to bring our people up to
speed. We need strategies te-man-

e Bahamas must do to compete

age this process.

It is interesting to see that both
Bermuda and the Cayman Islands
have been busy attracting high-end
international and specialised finan-
cial services businesses, while the
Bahamas has not. It is also interest-
ing that both places have imple-
mented a mandatory rotation policy
- where guest workers generally are
required to leave after six years
(Bermuda) and seven years (Cay-
man) — without shutting down their
financial sector.

Internet

Interestingly enough, we may not
be too far off the mark when it
comes to broadband access (elec-
tronic access to international com-
munications). In checking with our
local cable provider, it is estimated
that there are roughly 90,000 house-
holds in the Bahamas, of which
about 35 per cent have high speed
broadband access. This penetration
rate, I am told, is the highest in the
region exceeding, both Canada and
the US, which are estimated to be
30 per cent and 25 per cent respec-
tively.

More importantly, broadband is
available to more than 92 per cent
of Bahamian households. When you
add the availability of DSL and oth-
er technologies, you can readily see
we have something in place that we
can easily build upon.

However, we must continue to
expand this penetration of broad-
band access even further and get as
many of our citizens as possible
computer literate and regular users
of the Internet as an educational
and training tool. Until next week...

NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered
Financial Analyst, is vice-president -
pensions, Colonial Pensions Ser-
vices (Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group Inter-
national, which owns Atlantic Med-
ical Insurance and is a major share-
holder of Security & General Insur-
ance Company in the Bahamas.

The views expressed are those of
the author and do not necessarily.
represent those of Colonial Group
International or any of its subsidiary
and/or affiliated companies. Please

- direct any questions or comments to

rlgibson@atlantichouse.com.bs


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same page from the day they started playing pitch and catch when Manning first arrived
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Bahamas the way on
hotel-farming links

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A SENIOR Domestic
Investment Board official yes-
terday questioned why the
Bahamas could not establish
better links between its agri-
culture industry and hotel sec-
tor, given that many resort
brands in the Bahamas had
signed such agreements with
farmers in other Caribbean
countries.

Donald Demeritte, who is
also chairman of the Water &
Sewerage Corporation, was
speaking after an official with
the Inter-American Institute
for Cooperation on Agricul-
ture (IICA) had exposed just
how deep the ties binding oth-
er Caribbean countries’ farm-
ing industries to their resort
sectors were.

Ena Harvey told a class
attending National Tourism
Week that in St Kitts & Nevis,
the Four Seasons resort there
had signed a 10-year agree-
ment to purchase 34 different
products, including meat, from
a local farming association.

Resorts

Meanwhile, the Sandals
resorts in St Lucia and Jamaica
had enjoyed such success in
purchasing products from local
farmers that they were now
giving guests the chance to vis-
it the farms where the produce
they consumed was made. And
chefs at the resorts were visit-

ing the farms, and farmers vis- -

iting the resorts to see how

their products were cooked.

Similar links had been estab-
lished between St Lucia farm-
ers and the Almond chain,
while the UK Travel Founda-
tion had played a key role in
cementing links between the
Hilton chain and farmers in
Trinidad & Tobago.

Ms Harvey said that the
Hilton was supplied with
$80,000 worth of products
annually by farmers in
Trinidad.

Director

Earlston McPhee, the direc-
tor of sustainable development
at the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, said he had been in
discussions with Ms Harvey
“on how we can bring some of
these initiatives to the
Bahamas.

“We are hoping we can
bring some of these initiatives
to the Bahamas,” he added.

Mr Demeritte questioned
why the Bahamas had not
been able to establish such
agricultural linkages with its
tourism product, given what
Sandals had agreed with local
farmers in Jamaica, and the
fact that this nation attracted

five million visitors every year.

He added that he was part of
the Ministry of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments’ “audit-
ing” team that went out to
assess whether investors had
lived up to, and complied with,
the terms in the Heads of
Agreement they had signed
with the Government.

Mr Demeritte;said he and

the auditing team were now
asking for, and receiving data
from the developers, on how
they were spending their
investment dollars and what
percentage was staying with
Bahamian firms.

Meetings had been sched-
uled with Kerzner Interna-
tional for this week.

Meanwhile, Ms Harvey said
that agricultural-based tourism
was the fastest-growing seg-
ment of the US tourism indus-
try, seeing 30 per cent growth
over the past two years. In the
state of New York alone, this
had generated $200 million in
revenues, with people attracted
to the farming experience.

Cultural and heritage
tourism were among “the
hottest trends”, Ms Harvey
added, while an Inter-Ameri-
can Development Bank (IDB)
study had shown that health
and wellness tourism presented
“the greatest opportunity for
the Caribbean to increase mul-
ti-sector employment”.

The spa business, Ms Har-
vey, had seen 129 per cent
growth over the past two years.

She further described oppor-
tunities that other Caribbean
nations were exploiting to
enable their people to interact
with visitors, such as tourists
visiting their homes to watch
food being prepared.

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1236




IN THE SUPREME COURT




JAN 18 2007

Common Law & Equity Division

NASSAU, BAHAMAS



BETWEEN

CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff

AND

VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL

(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
. Defendant

ORDER

BEFORE the Honorouble Stephen Isaacs Justice of the Supreme Court on the 18" day of
January, A.D., 2007.

UPON the application of the Plaintiff by Summons dated 11" January, A.D., 2007
AND UPON HEARING Tracy A.A.A. Ferguson of Counsel for the Plaintiff.

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of Sergeant 255 Dencle Barr sworn on the 12"
day of January, A.D., 2007 and filed herein on the 17" day of January, A.D., 2007.

IT IS ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the Plaintiff be at liberty to effect service of
the Writ of Summons herein dated the 5" day of December, A.D., 2006 (hereinafter
referred to as “the Writ’) and a Summons herein dated the 5" day of December, A.D.,
2006 (hereinafter referred to as “the Summons”) and an Affidavit sworn by Tracy A.A.A.
Ferguson sworn and filed herein on the 5â„¢ day of December, A.D., 2006 (hereinafter
referred to as “the Affidavit”) and the Order herein dated the 6" day of Decemiber: AD.,
2006 (hereinafter referred to as “the Order”) (hereinafter referred to collectively as “the
Documents’) by causing the documents to be inserted in the “Tribune” and the “Nassau
Guardian” as an advertisement to the Defendant, Vickie Lynn Marshall (AKA Anna

Nicole Smith) of the institution of this action and of the Order.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the said Defendant, Vickie
Lynn Marshall (AKA Anna Nicole Smith) do cause an Appearance to be entered in this
action within Fourteen (14) days of the date of publication of the advertisements (service

to be deemed to have been effected from the date of the latter of the publications, if the

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advertisements are not simultaneously published in the said newspapers) and that such

advertisements when published be deemed to be good and sufficient.

AND IT IS ALSO ORDERED AND DIRECTED that the costs of and occasioned by
this application are to be paid to the Plaintiff in any event and that such costs are to be

taxed if not agreed.

Dated the 18" day of January, A.D., 2007

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR ©



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BETW EEN ee
CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
: Defendant

ELIZABETH IL, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
and of her other realms and territories, Head of the Commonwealth

TO: VICKIE LYNN MARSHALLL
(AKA Anna Nicole Smith)
‘Horizons’
Eastern Road
Nassau, Bahamas

WE COMMAND YOU that within fourteen days after service of this Writ on you,
inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in
an action at the suit of ;

CALLENDERS & CO.
One Millars Coun
Nassau, Bahamas

And take notice that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may precede therein, and -
judgment may be given in your.absence.

Witness, Honourable Sir. Burton P.C. Hall, Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas the day of in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and
Six.

REGISTRAR

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N.B. — This Writ is to be served within twelve calendar months from the date hereof or, if renewed,
within six calendar months from the date of the last renewal, including the day of such date,
and not afterwards.

The Defendant may enter an appearance personally or by attorney either by handing in the
appropriate forms, duly completed, at the Registry of the Supreme Court, 2â„¢ Floor,

Ansbacher House, East Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, or by
sending them to that office by post. ‘

If the Defendant enters an appearance he must also deliver a defence to the Attorney’s for
the Plaintiff within fourteen days from the last day of the time limited for appearance,
unless such time is extended by the Court or a Judge; otherwise judgment may be entered
against him without notice, unless he has in the meantime been served with a summons for
judgment. :

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The Plaintiff is and was at all material times a firm of Counsel and Attorneys
practising inter alia at One Millars Court, Nassau, New Providence in the

‘ Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

On the 12" September, AD., 2006 the Defendant, by her agent, one Howard K
Stern, engaged the Plaintiff to act on her behalf and on behalf of the Estate of her

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‘son, Daniel Smith (deceased) inter alia, in respect of a prospective Coroner’s

Inquest into her son’s death on 10" September, A.D., 2006 at Doctor’s Hospital. .

3. Thereafter, the Plaintiff entered into an agreement in writing to the same effect
"and for other legal services, dated 21“ September, A.D., 2006 (“the Engagement
Letter”) with the Defendant, acting by her agent, the said Howard K Stern.

4. It was a condition of the retainer that the Defendant would pay the Plaintiff's fees

promptly upon their becoming due.

5. Between the 12" September and the 9" October, 2006 the Plaintiff acted for the
Defendant but on the 9" October the Plaintiff terminated their engagement with
the Defendant.

6. There is due and owing from the Defendant to the Plaintiff fees in the sum of
B$113,217.00 but despite demands therefore, the Defendant has not paid the
whole or any part of the aforesaid sum which remains due and owing to the

Plaintiffs.

7. Further, the Plaintiff claims interest upon the said sum of B$113,217.00 pursuant

to Section 2 of the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest) Act, 1992.
v

AND THE PLAINTIFF CLAIMS:

(1) An Order that the Defendant do pay the Plaintiff the sum of B$113,217.00;
(2) Interest thereon pursuant to the Civil Procedure (Award of Interest) Act,. 1992;

.

(3) Costs; and
(4) Such other relief as the Court deems just.

DATED the 4th day of December, A.P., 2006

Ma ttondae 4 Co

CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers,
One Millars Court,
- Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff







COMMONWEALTH OF THE BABA’ S; 2006/CLE/gen/ 012 34,
IN THE SUPREME COURT . -
Common Law & Equity Division
BE T Ww E E N oa AIA
CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
Defendant
SUMMONS

LET ALL PARTIES CONCERNED attend before a J udge of the Supreme Court,
in Chambers, at the Supreme Court, in the Supreme Court Building, Bank Lane, Nassau,
Bahamas, on the day of December A.D., 2006 at
o’clock in the noon upon the hearing of an application on behalf of

the Plaintiff herein namely Callenders & Co.(A Firm) for the following order:

(1) An injunction under Order 29 rule 1 (1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court, and/or

under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court:

(i) prohibiting the Defendant, Vickie Lynn Marshall from reducing the net
balance on her bank accounts below USD$113,217.00 representing legal
fees due from the Detendant to the Piantiff (and any claim for interest and

costs arising thereunder) is satisfied.

Dated the 4" day of December, A.D., 2006

REGISTRAR

This Summons was taken out by CALLENDERS & CO., One Millars Court. Nassau
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE] BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT



Common Law & Equity Division

BETWEEN
CALLENDERS & CO

(A Firm)

Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL
(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)

Defendant

AFFIDAVIT OF TRACY A.A.A. FERGUSON

I, TRACY A.A.A. FERGUSON of One Millars Court in the City of Nassau in the

Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

Barrister-at-Law, make oath and say as follows:

1. I am a junior litigation partner in the firm of Messrs. Callenders & Co.
(“Callenders”) of Chambers, One Millars Court, Nassau and elsewhere in The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2. The facts to which I depose herein are within my own knowledge save as

otherwise appears and are true.

3. Between the 12th September 2006 and the 9th October 2006, I was retained by
the Defendant to act as her legal Counsel in the Bahamas and to provide consulting and
‘general advice and any other legal services as may become required relating to a possible
Coroners Inquest into the death of her son, Daniel Smith (deceased).
4. As a result of the work done by Meiers Callenders for the Defendant between
those dates, the total legal fees due from the Defendant to Messrs Callenders amount to
B$113,217.00.

5. The Defendant altogether ignored the interim bill for B$72,645.88 delivered to
her on the 10" October, 2006 and has failed to pay the whole or any part of the legal fees

she incurred.

6. I believe that, for the following reasons, the Defendant is very well able to pay the
above fees but that she has a total aversion to paying her bills and that she will seek to
avoid paying the fees by any means that occur to her, including by sending her money
within this jurisdiction abroad.
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7. The Defendant has through her Attorneys requested details of the Plaintiff’s bill.
In my view the request is not a serious one but is a stalling tactic. I am satisfied that the
request is merely being used as an instrument of delay. There is now produced and shown
to me marked “TAF 1” a true and correct copy of my exchange of letters with. Messrs.

Lockhart & Munroe.

8. The Defendant presented herself to me (with her full time traveling lawyer, a Mr.
Howard Stern) as a rich and famous celebrity. I know that she earned some US$1.1
‘million for the photographic rights of the love match “ceremony” she conducted at sea
with Mr. Stern on the 28" September, 2006. She has a bank account here which we

reasonably believe has a balance containing at least USD $1 million.

9. In the recent Bahamian property transaction whereby she acquired residence
status here, the property was bought with around US$900,000.00 advanced to her by way
of loan from Mr. G. Ben Thompson who knew her well and obviously judged her to be

well able to repay at some future point. Yet as soon as the housé was purchased the
Defendant repudiated her repayment obligation on the basis that the money was a gift, a

ridiculous and false suggestion.

10. The Defendant has an established bank record of avoiding her financial liabilities
by herself applying for bankruptcy status. She has done this before by filing for
bankruptcy in California, U.S.A in 2001. .

11. —_ It is quite obvious to me that the Defendant has no intention of paying Callenders’
legal fees and that she will organize her “assets” in such a way as to frustrate our

collection of the fees. 4

12. _I therefore humbly ask this Honourable Court to grant a restraining order in the
sum of US$125,000.00 (to include interest and costs) over her assets and in particular
over her US$ bank account at ScotiaBank (Bahamas) Ltd, Main Branch, Rawson Sq. and

over her US$ bank account at Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited.

SWORN to at New Providence
_ this 4" day‘of December, A.D.,

2006

‘NOTARY PUBLIC

2006/CLE/gen/ © 1236



TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007, PAGE 7B



SUPREME COURT
Registry



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS DEC 0 6 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law & Equity Division
BETWEEN.

CALLENDERS & CO
(A Firm)
- Plaintiff
AND
VICKIE LYNN MARSHALL

(AKA ANNA NICOLE SMITH)
Defendant

ORDER

BEFORE the Honorouble Stephen Isaacs Justice of the Supreme Court on the 5 day of.
December, A.D., 2006.

UPON the application of the Plaintiff by Summons dated 4" December, A.D., 2006
AND UPON HEARING Michael R. Scott of Counsel for the Plaintiff.

AND UPON READING the Affidavit of Tracy A.A.A Ferguson sworn on the 4â„¢ day of
December, A.D., 2006 and the Writ of Summons dated 4" day of December, A.D., 2006

AND the Plaintiff by its Counsel undertaking:

(1) To notify the Defendant forthwith of the terms of this Order, and to serve
forthwith on the Defendant a copy of this Order, the Affidavit of Tracy A.A.A
Ferguson and any other documents placed before che Court in support of the

application.

(2) | To comply with any order that the court may make if the court shall hereafter find
that the Defendant has suffered loss by reason of this order for which the Plaintiff
should compensate the Defendant.

IT IS ORDERED THAT

1. The Defendant is restrained until further order from reducing the net balance on
her accounts at ScotiaBank (Bahamas) Limited and Ansbacher (Bahamas)

Limited below USD$113,217.00.

2. Except for the purpose of obtaining legal advice, the Defendant (in whatever
capacity) or anyone else with knowledge of this Order must not directly or
indirectly inform anyone of these proceedings or the contents of this Order, or
wam anyone that proceedings have been or may be brought against it by the
Plaintiff until the expiry of fourteen (14) days from the date of this Order.

3. , The Defendant may apply to the Court at any time to vary or discharge this Order
but if it wishes to do so it must give 48 hours notice in writing to the Plaintiff's

Attorneys.

4. The Plaintiff Attormeys are: Callenders & Co, One Millar's Court, PO Box N-
7117, Nassau, Bahamas. (Tel: 242-322-2511).

Effect of this Order
The Defendant, has been ordered not to do something, must not do it by herself or by her

representative, employees, or agents or in any other way. It is a Contempt of Court for _

any person notified of this Order knowingly to assist in or permit a breach of the Order.

Any person doing so may be sent to prison, fined, or have his assets seized.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

PENAL NOTICE ;
If you, the within-named Vickie Lynn Marshall and/or any of your respective



Tepresentatives, employees, servants or agents disobey this Order, you and/or any
representative, employee, servant or agent will be liable to process of execution for the

purpose of compelling you to obey the same.

DATED the 4th day of December, A.D. 2006.

(relaag

One Millars Court,
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Plaintiff
AB_| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23,2007 _ INTERNATIONAL EDITION

BRITAIN | REAL ESTATE

In London’s booming market, even
tiniest apartment draws interest

BY RAPHAEL G. SATTER
Associated Press

LONDON — A prison cell-
sized apartment without elec-
tricity is on sale for $335,000
— another sign that London’s
property market is booming
despite rising costs and stag-
nant salaries.

Tiny, dilapidated studios do
not normally attract big
money, but this is London,
where a six-meter)-square for-
mer storage room is being
marketed as an investment
property -in the exclusive
Knightsbridge neighborhood.

Real estate agent Andrew

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Scott, who is handling the sale,
compared it to a small com-
partment of a ship “perma-
nently anchored to one of the
wealthiest neighborhoods in
the world.”

At more than $4,340 a
square foot, the mortgage buys
a spot within walking distance
of Harrods department store
and London’s Hyde Park.
Originally conceived as a
maid’s room, the apartment at
18 Cadogan Place hasn’t been
used for years and is littered
with trash bags and crumbling
paint.

A coffin-sized shower is en

suite, and storage is provided
by a shallow closet and 10-inch
deep shelves cut into the wall.
Two hot plates and a small
sink make up the kitchen. Two
dirty windows allow the light
to filter into the basement
apartment, and the fire escape
could conceivably double as a
shared patio.

With no electricity or func-
tional heating, Scott said it
would cost as much as an addi-
tional $59,000 to make the
room habitable.

“Tt is an investment,” he
said, as he stretched his arms
the width of the room, laying





pase

NATI HARNIK/AP

CALLED ‘WIN-WIN’ FOR ENVIRONMENT: This ethanol plant in Mead, Neb., the first using a
methanol closed-loop system, is set to begin operations in February.

Ethanol plants powered by
cow gas, trash catching on

° ALTERNATIVE FUELS

through metal slats in the cat-
tle pens and be collected.
Methane from the manure
will be trapped instead of
being allowed to drift into the
atmosphere, and then used to
generate power for the plant.
Corn and grain will be used to
produce ethanol and cattle
will eat the wet distiller’s
grain. that is a byproduct of
ethanol production, closing
the loop.

Langley’s plant is next toa
28,000-head cattle feedlot.
The cattle will produce
roughly 244,000 tons of
manure annually — more
than enough to be the sole
power source for the compa-
ny’s 25-million-gallon ethanol
plant.

ENVIRONMENTAL HOPES

If the plant and others like
it are successful, they could
begin increasing expectations
about the environmental
impact of alternative-fuel pro-
duction.

“Cows dre a major source
of greenhouse gas,” said
David Mager, vice president
of Bion Environmental Tech-
nologies, a company helping
livestock operations incorpo-
rate ethanol production by
using manure. The company
is working with about five

NEW YORK

ethanol plants now. “One-
third of all methane comes
from livestock.”

Langley’s company has a
goal of completing 15 such
plants over the next five
years.

Other companies have sim-
ilar plans to use methane to
power ethanol plants.

Texas-based Panda Etha-
nol plans to build a total of
four methane-powered etha-
nol plants in Texas, Colorado
and Kansas, with the first
scheduled to begin operations
late this year.

And the boom is being
fueled by more than a desire
to help the environment.

A 40-million gallon ethanol
plant can save millions of dol-
lars annually in energy costs
by using onsite methane
instead of natural gas, Mager
said.

“That’s a very big piece of
this,” Mager said.

Traditional methods of
making ethanol have been
criticized for not reducing
reliance on fossil fuels as
much as advertised.

On average, it takes one
unit of fossil-fuel based
energy to produce ethanol
containing between two and
2.5 units of energy, according
to Langley.

A spokesman for the
Renewable Fuels Association,

a national trade association
for ethanol, says the ratio is
even lower, closer to one unit
producing 1.67 units of etha-
nol energy.

But manure isn’t the only
source of methane.

GAS FROM TRASH

Outside Jackson, Neb.,
Leonard Gill plans on drawing

‘gas from trash. He has tons of

it as owner of a regional land-
fill.

His L.P. Gill Landfill is now
dotted with wells that will
draw methane gas that, in
some cases, has been trapped
in the ground for decades.

Pipes will transport the
methane to an ethanol plant
about a mile away. The meth-
ane will provide a portion of
the plant’s power and could
save about $250,000 annually
in energy costs, according to
officials at the plant.

. Before launching his ven-
ture, Gill visited landfills in
five states where methane
was being used to help gener-
ate electricity.

Now he talks like an old
energy hand and, like others
in the burgeoning methane-
ethanol business, not without
a little bit of pride.

“We can take a waste prod-
uct and use it as an energy
source,” Gill said. “I never
would have predicted this.”

NYC could lose financial lead

°NEW YORK

omy. Nationwide, financial
services;is the third-largest
sector of the economy, con-
tributing 8 percent of gross
domestic product, behind
only manufacturing and real
estate.

Bloomberg, a Republican
and former CEO, spent years
on Wall Street and built his
multibillion-dollar fortune
from the financial informa-
tion company Bloomberg LP,
which he founded in the early
1980s.

“The financial services
industry is one reason that the
20th century was the Ameri-
can century and that New
York became the world’s cap-
ital,” he said. “This is one of
many challenges to our long-

term health and stability that
requires we move beyond
partisanship to find solu-
tions.”

He and Schumer, a Demo-
crat, were to discuss the
report’s findings and recom-
mendations, which include
some changes specific to Sar-
banes-Oxley, the anti-fraud
law enacted in 2002 amid a
spate of corporate scandals.

The Securities and
Exchange Commission last
month agreed to ease some
rules within Sarbanes-Oxley,
but the McKinsey report sug-
gested the SEC should go far-
ther and consider exempting
foreign companies from cer-
tain parts of the act, “pro-
vided they already comply
with sophisticated, SEC-ap-
proved foreign regulators.”



The report also raises the
idea of creating a special
“international financial ser-
vices zone” in New York,
where tax breaks and other
incentives could be used to
lure new foreign firms.

Other suggestions include
a Congress-created commis-
sion on financial competitive-
ness to address structural
issues for the long term, and a
similar local venture to pro-
mote New York’s interests.

According to the report,
the trends being observed
today could result in signifi-
cant setbacks: The United
States stands to lose “substan-
tial market share in invest-
ment banking and sales and
trading over the next five
years,” equal to billions of

dollars.

his palms flat on opposite
sides of the wall.

The sale of this dark, mil-
dewy room is a small example
of the astronomical rise in
property values across Lon-
don, which only in the past
year has seen average residen-
tial property asking prices ris-
ing 22.4 percent to about
$703,000 according to figures
released Monday by Right-
move, which tracks the British
property market.

Prices in London’s most
desirable neighborhoods have
grown even faster, with aver-
age house prices in the bor-

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ough of Kensington and Chel-
sea — where Cadogan Place is
located — rising 61.8 percent
over the past year to a jaw-
dropping $2.2 million.

Ultra high end property
prices in London are the most
expensive in the world, with
some recent sales hitting
about $5,900 per square foot
— making the Cadogan Place
studio a bargain by compari-
son, according to research
published last year by CB
Richard Ellis Group.

Similar properties in New
York can go for about $5,300
per square foot while those in



LEFTERIS PITARAKIS/AP

PRICED AT $335,000: Real
estate agent Andrew Scott
shows a central London
apartment that was
formerly a storage room.

Hong Kong sell at around
$3,950 per square foot.

Scott said he already had
three offers on the property.

Pfizer to lay off 10,000

*PFIZER

Pfizer also will restructure
its U.S. commercial business
into five distinct units, each
with a general manager
responsible for that group’s
performance. It will also drop
two areas of research and
consolidate its development
efforts.

“I believe we must trans-
form the way we’ve done
business in the past in order
to be more successful in the
future,” said Jeffrey Kindler,
who became Pfizer’s CEO last
summer and chairman last
month. “Incremental evolu-
tion is not enough. Funda-
mental change is imperative
— and it must happen now.”

Pfizer reiterated that its
revenue would be flat this
year and next, but expects
earnings to jump by between
6 percent and 9 percent in
both 2007 and 2008.

FINANCIAL PRESSURE

‘>'Analysts are skeptical Pfiz-

er’s current and pipeline
drugs can generate enough
sales to compensate for reve-
nue it stands to lose. Pressure
on Pfizer has intensified since
safety issues forced it to halt
development of the star drug
in its pipeline, which was
slated to replace the best-sell-
ing Lipitor as it loses patent
protection as early as 2010.
Antidepressant Zoloft lost
patent protection last year
and its sales sank 79 percent
to $166 million. This year,
Pfizer will face generic com-
petition on blood-pressure
medicine Norvasc, which

INVESTING

brought in $4.9 billion in sales
last year, and allergy treat-
ment Zyrtec, with $1.6 billion
in revenue in 2006.

Kindler acknowledged that
the company couldn’t cut its
way to growth.

Still, the cuts do help shore
up business and remain a
good short-term strategy as
the company seeks acquisi-
tions to boost revenue, said
Barbara Ryan, an analyst at
Deutsche Bank.

The sites in Michigan
employ about 2,300 people,
while the plant being closed
in the Brooklyn borough of
New York employs 600 peo-
ple. Only 25 jobs will be lost in
Nebraska. Pfizer said many of
the Michigan workers will be
offered jobs elsewhere in the
company.

Pfizer’s fourth-quarter
earnings report, issued earlier
Monday, illustrated the com-
pany’s woes. Net income for
the period rose sharply
because of the $16.6 billion
sale of its ‘consumer health-
care business last month,
resulting in an after-tax gain
of $7.9 billion. However, after
adjusting for that gain and
other items, Pfizer’s earnings
fell 15 percent on flat sales.

USS. sales of Lipitor, Pfiz-
er’s top-selling drug, slipped 6
percent to $1.95 billion. Last
summer Zocor, a rival choles-
terol treatment made by
Merck, lost patent protection
and insurers have pushed the
cheaper versions of that drug
over Lipitor when appropri-
ate.

As insurers and the gov-
ernment pressure pharmaceu-

tical companies to keep prices
down and refuse to pay for
some new treatments, drug-
makers are taking bigger risks
to find new types of medi-
cines. But their attempts can
fail. Last year, safety issues
forced Pfizer to scrap its drug
torcetrapib, a novel choles-
terol treatment, after ,spend-
ing $800 million developing
it.

DEVELOPMENT LABS

Pfizer’s own labs haven’t
been very productive and the
company hasn’t introduced a
blockbuster since it discov-
ered Viagra in 1998.

Dr. John LaMattina, presi-
dent of Pfizer Global
Research and Development,
said he wasn’t satisfied with
the company’s development
performance. To improve its
success, he said Pfizer would
end discovery efforts in der-
matology and gastroenterol-
ogy because the funds could
be better used elsewhere.

LaMattina said the com-
pany would also centralize
research efforts so work on
any one disease is handled at
one location. For example, in
the past Pfizer conducted can-
cer research at six different
sites, which LaMattina said
only increased costs without
improving productivity.

For the fourth quarter,
Pfizer’s net income soared to
$9.45 billion, or $1.32 per
share, from $2.73 billion, or 37
cents per share, a year ago.
Excluding the gain from the
sale of the consumer division,
earnings totaled $3.05 billior.
or 43 cents per share. .

Venture capital deals hit
$25.5 billion in 2006

* VENTURE CAPITAL

in the industrial and energy
category, where venture capi-
tal investments more than
doubled to $1.8 billion. About

-40 percent of that money was

earmarked for alternative
energy projects.

Now that venture capital’s
investment volume has
increased in each of.the last
three years, the chances of
creating another bubble are
rising, too, particularly since
the industry has raised a total
of $56 billion in the past two
years.

So far, though, venture
capitalists have been proceed-
ing at a moderate pace of
growth that suggests they
may have learned from their
past mistakes.

“It’s not crazy out there
right now. We are just in this
kind of steady state,” said Rob
Shaplinsky, founding partner
of Bridgescale, a venture capi-
tal firm in Menlo Park.

Over the past three years,
the industry has invested an
average of $5.9 billion per
quarter, compared with a
$16.7 billion quarterly average
from 1999 through 2001.

The final three months of
2006 provided another exam-
ple of venture capitalists’
restraint, with fourth-quarter
investments totaling $5.7 bil-
lion, unchanged from the pre-
vious year.

“We are pleased that, to

date, quarterly investment

levels have remained prudent
and no major over-funding
has occurred,” said Mark
Heeson, president of the
National Venture Capital
Association.

Venture capitalists have
had a strong incentive to be
more careful with their
money this time around
because it’s taking longer for
them to cash out of their
investments.

During the financial frenzy
of the dot-com boom, many
startups generated huge pay-
days for venture capitalists by
completing initial public
offerings of stock less than
three years from their incep-
tion. Today, startups are usu-
ally five to seven years old
before they are making
enough money to. attract a
buyout offer from a larger
company or assemble an IPO
that would pique the interest
of more discriminating inves-
tors.

raised in trendy areas like
“Web 2.0” — a catchall phrase
for the Internet craze.devoted
to social networking and the
sharing of content largely
contributed by members of a
Web site’s audience.

‘“°Web 2.0’ has become a
buzzword and it always
scares me when an entrepre-
neur comes in with a pitch
and starts spouting buzz-
words,” said Tim Draper,
founder and managing direc-
tor of Draper Fisher Jurvet-
son, a venture capital firm in
Menlo Park.

With dozens of sites vying
to strike it rich like YouTube
did in its recent $1.76 billion
sale to.Google, online video
looks particularly ripe for a
shakeout.

“You can still hit it big
there, but the percentage [of
startups] that will is going to
be very, very small,” pre-
dicted Mike Carusi, general
partner with Advanced Tech-





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