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HOWARD K Stern _has
reclaimed the Eastern Road
home ‘Horizons’ and he and
his family were said to be now
caring for Anna Nicole Smith’s
baby, it has emerged.

_ As the saga of the former
Playboy Playmate’s death con-
tinues to unfold, the wrangling
over the rightful ownership of
the home she lived in for the
past few months escalated to
new heights over the weekend.

While scores of international
media were camped outside the
$900,000 luxury home to catch
a glimpse of Ms Smith’s baby,
five-month-old Dannie Lynn,
police were called to the scene
after locks on the house had

been changed, incidents of tres-»
- passing occurred and Mr Stern

- reported that personal effects

belonging to his deceased part-
ner had been stolen from the
house.

Speaking with The Tribune
last night, Wayne Munroe — Ms
Smith’s lawyer in the Bahamas:
up until her death — said the
locks of the: house had been

FROM page one

career in jeopardy. And their
mutual affection appears to be
beyond doubt, é'

For Mr Gibson, who was vili-
fied last summer for fast-tracking
Ms Smith’s residency permit, the
pictures will come as another
severe and possibly terminal
blow to his political ambitions.

For they coincide with calls
from PLP financial backers to
block his candidacy in the Gold-
en Gates constituency at the next
election because of the potential
embarrassment lying in wait as
the full Anna Nicole Smith story
unfolds.

“There are far more pictures
than these,” a source disclosed
last night. “And some of the oth-
ers show just what good friends
they were. It’s a very interesting
dossier, to say the least.”

Last night, legal sources said
Mr Gibson and the ill-fated real-

_-‘ity show star became close

‘friends last August. His fast-
tracking of,he
in less than‘a'month later caused
ructions among Bahamians who

- had been trying for years to get

status for their spouses.

Over the weekend, tragic
Anna Nicole’s baby Dannie
-Lynn was said to be in the care
of Mr Gibson’s mother, despite
reports on Friday that the child
had been taken to Florida by Ms
Smith’s lawyer-companion

‘Howard K Stern.

A source close to the situation
said: “Gibson’s mother often
used to baby-sit Dannie Lynn,
and Gibson himself was a regular
caller at the Eastern Road home.
He was there all the time.”

Ms Smith’s sudden .death in
Florida last Thursday is bound
to cast new light on Mr Gibson’s
friendship with the former Play-
boy Playmate of the Month, who
rose from humble Texan roots
to become one of the world’s
most recognisable celebrities.

Tabloid newspapers will be
taking special note of a picture
file which tells more than words

-ever could how the blonde sizzler
lived her life.

“The pictures are in the hands
of Fox TV and other US out-
lets,” said a source, “There is no
way these pictures aren’t going
to spread all over the world.”

The Tribune came into pos-
session of the pictures after trou-
bling scenes at Ms Smith’s East-
ern Road home, Horizons, on
Friday night.

Lawyers for the late actress
and her ex-lover Ben Thompson
- who claims to be owner of the
property - exchanged angry

- words as Mr Thompson tried to

secure the house against intrud-
ers.
Police called to the scene
reportedly ordered security
guards employed by Mr Thomp-
son off the property. Attorney
Ms Tracy Ferguson of Callen-
ders, who represented Ms Smith
soon after Daniel’s death, was
told she was trespassing.

Meanwhile, a crowd gathered
outside the property, some of
them claiming that Ms Smith had
told them they could have cer-
tain items of clothing and other
goods.

“The vultures were assem-
bling,” said a source, “they were

' eager to get into the house to-

see what they could lay their
hands on.”

As the media frenzy round Ms
Smith’s untimely death intensifed
last night, it became clear that

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wrongly changed by .an
unknown person on Friday.
“The locks were changed
twice. I don’t know (who did
it), but I would like to know so

Mr Gibson was sinking deeper
into a mire of his own making.
A political observer said: “This
is curtains for Shane. These pic-
tures throw. new light on this sit-
uation. However you interpret
them, it doesn’t look good fo
the minister.”
Meanwhile, other sources
claimed that quantities of

methadone and other drugs were .

found in Horizons. Ms Smith has
been repeatedly accused by rel-
atives and others of being an
addict. ,

The picture file handed to The
Tribune also. shows Mr Gibson
at Ms Smith’s bedside with a
Christmas gift she reportedly
bought him “to express gratitude
for his help in getting her a per-
mit,” It was a Rolex watch, which
generally sells for between
$10,000 and $30,000.

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Mr Munroe said that both
members of the Callenders and
Co law firm — Ms Smith’s for-
mer lawyers — and Godfrey
“Pro” Pinder, who is repre-
senting the late Ms Smith’s for-
mer boyfriend G Ben Thomp-
son, had to be directed to
remove themselves from the
property.

At the time of her death, Ms
Smith was embroiled in a legal
dispute over the ownership of
‘Horizons’ — the property she
initially named in her perma-
nent residency application to
qualify for status.

Mr Munroe explained yes-
terday that Mr Pinder was in
breach of an order by Supreme
Court. Justice Jeanne Thomp-
son from November 9 to stay
off the property.

Both parties are scheduled
to appear in court on February

26, when the question of Mr

Pinder’s being in breach of Jus-
tice Thompson’s order as well
as the determination of the
rightful ownership of the home
may be addressed, Mr Munroe
said.

Mr Munroe said last night
that he had no knowledge of

: dramatic new photos

disclosures, including details of ,
Anna Nicole’s recent purchase
of a home in Coral Harbour,
raised serious questions which
could affect the status of baby
Dannie Lynn.

Legal sources said Ms Smith,
in her application to buy the
home of businessman Glenn
Rogers, described herself as a
first-time buyer. :

This, according to attorneys,
negates her claims to Horizons
and therefore could nullify her
residency status, which was
based on her supposed owner-
ship of the Eastern Road prop-
erty.

If Ms Smith were not an offi-
cial resident of the Bahamas at

- the time of her daughter's birth

last September 7, then the child
will have no claim to Bahamian
citizenship, the sources say.

If this proves to be the case,

the fight oyer Dannie: Lynn’s
paternity could end up back in
the US courts along with legal
wrangling over her potential
$400 million fortune from the
estate of Ms Smith’s ex-husband,
Howard Marshall.

The -Coral Harbour home is
said to have changed hands for
$680,000 with $88,000 extra in
renovations.

Ms Smith had bought a 39-foot
boat for $115,000 on January 23
and she was in Florida last week
to take delivery prior to a
leisurely sail back to the
Bahamas.

During that trip to Hollywood,
Florida, she was taken ill and col-
lapsed,

Efforts to revive her failed.
Behind her she left a five-month-
old baby girl - and a legal puzzle
which could take years to unrav-

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However, international press
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Mr Stern or with the family of
Immigration and Labour Min-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.

The Tribune Limited | LOUSY Service
from Batelco

THE TRIBUNE









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






IT WAS BILLED as a PLP branch meet-
ing, but in fact it was a PLP rally for Fox Hill
MP Fred Mitchell on the Fox Hill parade.

We do not know if the rally was advertised
as a branch meeting because — as many of
Mr Mitchell’s detractors claim — he was so
unsure of his support in the village: that he
wanted to make certain that if only enough
supporters turned up for a meeting he would
not be publicly embarrassed by having adver-
tised it as a rally. But this is election time
and it is now going to be hard to separate
truth from fiction. However, whatever the
truth, the function in Fox Hill on January 29
turned out to be arally. —

Of course, he was arrogantly dismissive of
his FNM opponent — educator Dr Jacinta












Mitchell is to be believed, is not really known
in Fox Hill. If this claim is true, it seems
strange that Mr Mitchell would have selected
Dr Higgs in 2002 after he was elected MP
for Fox. Hill to head the Fox -Hill Festival
Committee.

According to Mr Mitchell, Dr Higgs did
not last long in that post.

“Six weeks give or take a few later,” he
told his supporters, “I learned to my shock
and the utter dismay of the rest of the Com-
mittee that the lady with all the ideas had
quit without so much as a by your leave, had
abandoned her duties and responsibilities in
her words for ‘personal reasons’.”

It. was probably the same shock that the
FNM felt when their senator-of-convenience,
who as leader of the PDF occupied a negoti-
ated FNM seat in the Senate, abandoned that
seat without an explanation. We understood
at the time that Senator Mitchell, who had
entered into an alliance with the. FNM for
the Senate seat, was disappointed when he
failed to secure the FNM nomination for
Centreville to run against Perry Christie in
the 1997 general election. The irony of the



















leader, is now a member of the PLP cabinet
with Prime Minister Christie his leader.

Today, Mr Mitchell wants to know who
Jacinta Higgs really is, just as we would like to
know who Fred Mitchell really is.

“When you looked around that crowd,”
said Mr Mitchell in reference to the FNM
rally that was held a short time earlier in Fox
Hill, “the one Fox Hill person there was the
one PLP who they have borrowed from us! In
fact, they had to reintroduce their candidate
to Fox Hill (Dr Jacinta Higgs) because no
one really knows her here in Fox Hill. What
Fox Hill knows about her is that she and her
family are PLPs. So the FNM yet again had to
look to’a PLP to try and fool people into
voting for them. Fred Mitchell is the real
deal, the real PLP. Let's not vote for a fake
PLP.”

















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Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas —
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama_



WE ask: Who is Fred Mitchell?

Is Fred Mitchell in fact the “real deal” or
is he a man whose one goal is to be prime
minister of this country and, like a game of
chess, is studying his options and calculating
the fastest route to achieve his dream?

Dr Jacinta Higgs, highly thought of as an
educator, is married to an FNM supporter.
She, and possibly her whole family — as Mr
Mitchell claims— were PLP supporters. For
some. reason — as did Mr Mitchell — she
changed her party affiliation. If for this rea-
son, she is a “fake”, so is Mr Mitchell.

Our memory of Mr Mitchell goes back
many years when he held a position at ZNS.
He was no bright star at the time. We only
remember him being at ZNS because of the
unease of a Canadian reporter. In those days
we lived in what a young John Marquis called
a “frightened society.” At the time it was
claimed that a reporter — we believe he was
a Haitian from New York — was in Nassau
digging into the drug scandal that was then
making international headlines. It was report-
ed that his hotel room had been raided one
night by Bahamian police and his notes con-
fiscated. This story was making its rounds
among the international press corps when
the Canadian reporter arrived, chasing the
same story. :

He was comfortable until he went to ZNS
to talk with Mr Mitchell. He returned to our
office quite unhinged with the request that for
the remainder of his stay in the Bahamas he
be allowed to leave his notes and camera
equipment at The Tribune at the end of each
day.

What had gone wrong? It was nothing that
Mr Mitchell had said. But it was his
demeanour that had made the reporter
uncomfortable. The Canadian left ZNS with
the impression that Mr Mitchell was afraid to
talk to him. He said Mr Mitchell kept looking
furtively over his shoulder as though “big
brother” were watching. After that encounter
the reporter was ready to believe every eerie
story that was being told about this “fright-
ened society.”

In his early days Mr Mitchell was amem- '

ber of the PLP. Something happened and he
launched his own party — the PDF. From
this platform he was one of the PLP’s sever-
est critics.

He then entered into an alliance with the
FNM whereby as PDF leader he would occu-
py an FNM Senate seat. As the 1997 elections
neared he positioned himself for an FNM
nomination that never came. If he was to
ever achieve his ambition, he had to get into

the House. Back to the PLP it was — it was |

his last chance. . j ges

And so we ask: Who is this Fred Mitchell?
Is he a real PLP, or is the party — and the
Fox Hill seat — just a strategic move in his
complicated chess game to get to the top?











EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish the follow-
ing letter to:

Dear Mr. Batelnet Man

Could you please tell me
where my e-mail goes when I
send it? It surely doesn't go to
the person I sent it to.

Also, please tell me where
the mail that people send to
me ends up because people
are sending me e-mails that I
never receive.

I lost a real estate deal .

today because of you. The
buyer thought I didn't reply
to their e-mail so they used
somebody else.

But do you care? I think not.
However, if I don't pay my bill
this month, I'm sure you will
be turning my account off
Johnny on the spot. That's the
only thing you seem to be able
to do in a timely manner,

Throwing away mail is ille-
gal. You are obviously throw-
ing my-mail away. If you can
show me where it is, I'll
believe otherwise.

I have never experienced
such atrocious service. Oh no,
I forgot, my phone service,
GSM cell service and TDMA
cell service are just as atro-
cious.

I tried to subscribe to a mail






LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net

service in Canada and even a
G-mail account in the US just
to get away from Batelco.

But I now find out that I |

cannot send mail from Out-
look Express through the
Canadian account or g-mail
servers because they won't let
anybody that subscribes to
Batelnet send e-mails. through
their servers because Batelnet
has such high rates of spam.

This is in Canada and the
US!! You are truly famous.

I am sorry to have to write
to The Tribune but I have
tried to contact you by phone,

and by e-mail but to no avail.

After playing ring around your
stupid telephone recording, I
am put through to Batelnet
Internet Tech Support (What
a joke!) and get a message that
if I am having a Technical
Problem I should leave a mes-
sage and you will return my
call. It's a good thing I am not
still holding my breath. Just
like I knew, you never.did, nor
will you ever, return my call.
If I provided the service to
my clients that you provide to

yours, I'd be out of business
in a month, but our govern-
ment keeps letting you rip the
Bahamian Public off. Why?
Probably because they don't |
care either.

So I just want to let you
know that I am moving my
business to another provider.
At least now when my internet
breaks on Friday I can find
somebaqdy to answer the
phone before Monday at 10am -
when your lazy unionized co-
workers come in and eat their

. breakfast, drink their tea, read

the Punch and then decide it
may be time to do some work
before lunch.

Everybody would be much
better off if you just closed’
down. At least then, when we
have to go back to beating
drums, we'll know people are
hearing us.

So, so long Mr. Batelnet
man! I hope you can get your
act together one day, but I tru-
ly doubt you ever will.

Yours sincerely,

PETER DUPUCH

A Completely Dissatisfied
Customer.

Nassau,

February 7, 2007.

A barometer of -
our economy —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

tainly suggest any interruption might be dan-

gerous. -











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MANY have opined that the economy is
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to me is so very much the barometer of a
good, not so good or awful economy are the
results of Commonwealth Bank.

In Wednesday, January 31, 2007, you pub-
lished the Chairman’s report on unaudited
results through December, 2006 and it simply
is spectacular and reassures everyone
that the economy of The Bahamas is very
well.

Commonwealth Bank is known to be the
bank of choice of the working people, so
those naysayers read and recognize that the
working people have condifence in the econ-
omy and are doing a lot of business with
Commonwealth, which is well known, they
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Commonwealth’s Gross Revenue increased
by 16.4 per cent, no sneeze at $81.6 million -
Net income increased by 27 per,cent amount-
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‘The US economy is vibrant - the small busi-
ness operators in the US are smiling and con- .
sumer spending is strong. Inflation is minimal,
2 plus per.cent annually.

The truth speaks for itself, Central Bank
statistics show savings in May 2002 stood at
$645.4 million and in December 2006 stood
now at $950.7 million. Fixed deposits grew
from May 2002 of $2.2 billion plus to over
$2.7 billion in December 2006. Is this a sick —
economy?

Customs Revenue has exceeded estimates
by a substantial amount and everyone knows
that means the working class - the middle
class and the upper class are going to Miami
and outside of The Bahamas and buying mer-
chandise liable to Duty.

The facts say a lot; the possible distortion of
facts, intentionally, is doing a disser "ice to
the people, as some who do this are also
enjoying bumper business, business they did-
n’t have between 1992-2002 if they told the
truth.

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January 31, 2007.

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LOCAL NEWS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007, PAGE 5





In brief

Cuba projects —
economic
growth of 10
per cent

mM HAVANA

CUBA'S economy should
follow two torrid years of eco-
nomic growth with an expan-
sion of at least 10 per cent,
economy minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez said Friday,
according to Associated Press.

Rodriguez again defended
Cuba's claims of 12.5 per cent
growth in gross domestic
product for 2006, despite giv-
ing figures that indicated a
slight slip in tourism — the
“Cuban economy's chief
income earner.

Speaking at a congress of
leftist economists, Rodriguez
said Cuba had transformed
its economy since the collapse
of the Soviet Union, once its
chief supporter and trade
partner, at the start of the
1990s.

An economy whose
exports were 90\per cent
goods and only LO per cent
services in 1989 now leans 70-
30 toward services, he said.
Services now account for 76
percent of Cuba's overall
economy while primary
goods, such as crops, amount
to only 4 percent.

Rodriguez said growth in
Cuba's gross domestic prod-
uct "should reach more than
10 percent this 2007" despite
high prices for imported food
and fuel. Cuba has been aided
by steadily rising domestic oil
production as well as by sig-

nificant. fuel aid. from
Venezuela. :
Rodriguez acknowledged

that the communist govern-
ment's method of counting
output "has an influence" on
the high rate of growth. Cuba
includes social services not
counted in UN-standard mea-
sures of economic output.
But he said that difference
"is not the only thing that
determines those rates of
growth." He said that if social

services and commerce were: :

dropped from the count,
Cuba still would have shown
9.5 per cent growth last year.

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THE PLP’s vision for the
future of the Bahamas is “short-
sighted” and gives away too
much of the country’s resources
to foreigners in exchange for
far too little, the FNM charged
yesterday.

In its weekly commentary,
the opposition party criticised
the government for having
“turned a blind eye to environ-

‘mental damage, demographic

disruption, and the economic
distress their policies are caus-

Government accused of ignoring environmental damage



ing.”

The FNM claimed some
PLPs along with certain foreign
developers believe they are the
first to really discover the
Bahamas.

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have also ‘discovered’ that the

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briefcases full of work permits,”
the party claimed.

The Bahamas’ natural her-
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protect and enjoy, not. to give
away to the highest bidder.”

“It presents us with unique
possibilities and opportunities
and together we must leverage
these possibilities and utilise of

-these opportunities. This chal-

lenge calls for 20/20 vision,
meaning a vision of what we
want our country to look like
in the year 2020 and beyond,”
the commentary said.

Proposal

Although the FNM has not
yet released its party manifesto
for 2007, the opposition yester-
day outlined its vision for the
future of investment in the

Bahamas.

“We will invite foreign
investors and other friends: of
the Bahamas to participate in
our journey, but it will be a jour-
ney planned and devised by
Bahamians from all walks of life
in every island.

“We will invite young and
old, professionals and technical
people, trade unions and

‘employers, environmentalists

and developers, artists, educa-
tors,.and entrepreneurs to join
us in developing a Bahamian
vision and strategic plan for the
nation,” the FNM said.
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The FNM said that is has a

‘plan to increase the sustainable

development in all the islands
through the ownership of small
guest houses and hotels by
Bahamian entrepreneurs.

On the question of the secu-
rity of the country, the FNM
said that it will soon speak
about its long-term strategies
to deal with the Bahamas’
pressing social problems and

will in the meantime push for a
national security agenda which
“vigorously combats crime,
rehabilitates the wayward, pro-
tects our borders and our .
resources and prepares to
respond effectively and quickly
to natural disasters.”

The FNM is also promising
to advance democracy and free-
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a public sector upgrade and
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An appeal judge has been
given the power to hold Dr
Kenneth Dickie in-contempt
and jail him for 45 days for
refusing to support his ex-wife
and children since moving to
Nassau.

The 9-0 Supreme Court deci-
sion was “‘a very strong message”
for the lower courts to go ahead

and use that weapon against

him, said Harold Niman, lawyer
for Dickie’s ex-wife Leaka.

Dr Dickie is alleged to have
‘stopped making $11,500 month-

ly payments to his ex-wife and -

children shortly after moving to

the Bahamas in 2002.
According to Canadian Tele-

vision News, he continues to

live “a lavish life” here as oper-
ator of the Bahamas Instititute
of Plastic Surgery, with a luxury
estate on the water, a Porsche
and a Mercedes.

His ex-wife obtained judg-
ment ordering her former hus-
band to pay with a letter of
credit for $150,000. But Cana-
dian court orders can’t be legal-
ly enforced in the Bahamas.

In 2004, Dr Dickie returned
to Canada to appeal the order.
But he was cited: for contempt
and jailed for 45 days.

Last year, Ontario Court of
Appeal ruled the judge did not
have the power to find Dickie in
contempt or jail him. Leaka
Dickie appealed to the Supreme
Court.

Rochelle Cantor, Dr Dickie’s
attorney, told the court that
sending parents to court for
non-payment of bills was a

“Dickensian concept” reminis-
cent of debtors’ prisons.

But Leaka Dickie’s lawyer

argued that courts needed a
wide range of powers to deal
with spouses who did not fulfil
their financial obligations.
_ The Supreme Court agreed
the contempt citation should
stand. But it is still unclear
whether Mrs Dickie and her
children - now in their mid-20s -
will ever get the money.

Lawyers have suggested the

court action could have been
avoided had Dr Dickie sought
an adjustment of payments due
to changed circumstances.
. Instead, attorney D Smith of
the Smith Family Law Group
told Canada AM that Dr Dick-
ie went into default and never
sought to change the support
order. “That’s where the prob-
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- Minister voices
concern over teen
pregnancy level



“There has been a decline in
fertility rates among girls 15-19,
but teen pregnancy is still a
matter of national concern, ©
simply because teen mothers
are more at risk of not
completing their education and
as a result have limited options
for financial support as they
can be less marketable and

less skilled.”

SR
Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing

YOUTH, Sports and Hous-
’ ing Minister Neville Wisdom
has expressed concern at the
high level of teen pregnancy,
and the alarming rate of fail-
ure by both male and female
students in external exami-
nations.

“There has been a decline .

in fertility rates among girls

15-19, but teen pregnancy is.

still a matter of national con-
cern, simply because teen
mothers are more at risk of
not completing their educa-
tion and as a result have lim-
ited options for financial sup-
port as they can be less mar-
ketable and less skilled,” Mr
Wisdom told the House of
Assembly.

Mr Wisdom outlined
numerous issues facing youth
in the Bahamas and called for
a comprehensive strategy to
deal with those issues.

“We cannot deny the role
that the family plays in the
positive development of
youth and we cannot entirely
blame the government, the
church, the police or any oth-
er external group for some of
the price we are now paying
in our society as they relate to
youth behaviour,” he added.
“Some of the blame must rest
at the door of the home.”

He said it was understand-
able that it is not easy to raise
“this modern child of today,”
but parents must also be
“willing to change those old
methods of child rearing that
are obviously not working
with today’s youth.”

He challenged parents to
abandon the “negative behav-
iour they are displaying for
their children to see.”

To deal effectively with the

problems facing youth, Mr
Wisdom revealed that his
ministry will develop a

national youth development |

strategy, in collaboration with
the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank.

“A team from IDB head-
quarters in Washington, DC,
is presently in New Provi-
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this,” he said.

The plan will include:

e Institutional strengthen-
ing of the youth division and
non-government organisa-
tions that work with youth
through restructuring, train-
ing, policy development and
staffing.

e Exploring the establish-
ment of a youth development
fund to accommodate private
sector contributions towards
youth development initia-
tives, in particular channelling
portions of potential revenue
derived from foreign invest-
ment to strengthening youth
projects, programmes and
services.

e Proper policies and crite-
ria regarding quality assur-
ance and accountability must
be strengthened for NGOS
to equally and appropriately
benefit from the access to
funding.

e Increasing focus on
research, ensuring that the
mechanisms are in place to
gather youth-related data so
that the programmes created
are relevant and appropriate
to youth needs.

© Establishing a proper
monitoring and evaluation
system for all programmes
offered by the ministry and
NGOS to ensure that objec-
tives, outcomes and deliver-
ables are met.

¢ Development of a com-
prehensive and innovative
communications strategy
involving youth in media to
counteract the negative mes-

' sages that are currently being
‘ spread through the media,

influencing culture, dress
behaviour and values.

“My ministry has just spon-
sored a powerful video pro-
duced by local gospel artist
Christian Massive with the
message of ‘Walk Away’ in
hopes of encouraging our
youth to respond to peace
and avoid unnecessary con-
flict,” Mr Wisdom said.

Mr Wisdom also referred
to statistics on youth com-
piled by Dr Lorraine Blank
for the government and IDB.

The report pointed to facts

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of poor youth and 22 per cent
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We understand clearly then
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China. The same reasons prob-
ably apply to the other three
Caribbean Community (CARI-
COM) countries, St Kitts-Nevis,
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have all lost their preferential
place in the European Union



If China would guarantee the
four CARICOM countries the
same, or a higher, level of
assistance than they now
receive, it may very well be
that they would end their rela-
tionship with Taiwan in favour

of China.



Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent & the
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al donors, particularly the US,
has dwindled. The result has
been dislocation in their work
force, and a decline in income.

ertainly Belize’s For-
/Yeign Minister appears
convinced that China would not

- provide the same level of assis-

tance that Taiwan now does.

I suppose account is also tak-
en of the anger of Taiwan in
cases where countries break
diplomatic relations and opt for
China.

According to reports, the
Export-Import Bank of Taiwan
has sued the Grenada govern-
ment in a New York court for
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ments for loans for several pro-
jects including a sports facility at
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reported to have been made
before Genada switched its
recognition to China two years
ago.

Since then China has built the
sports facility and, embarrass-
ingly, for the Grenada govern-

(): course, if China
would guarantee the

four CARICOM countries the
same, or a higher, level of assis-
tance than they now receive, it
may very well be that they
would end their relationship
with Taiwan in favour of China.

For, as the Belize Foreign
Minister puts it: “The principle
of raison d’état asserted that the
national interest of the state jus-
tified whatever means were
employed to further it.”

It is also possible that China
and Taiwan might find it in their
mutual interest to negotiate an
acceptable form of reunifica-
tion in which case the matter of
which of the two would give
more assistance becomes mute
and the four CARICOM coun-
tries would have to be content
with what they could each indi-
vidually bargain out of China.

The China-Taiwan divide is
probably the last frontier in
which rivalry between external



The China-Taiwan divide is

t

probably the last frontier in
which rivalry between external
nations offers some CARICOM
countries an opportunity to
extract a little more on the basis
of where they would tie their

allegiance. |



ment when a-Chinese delega-
tion joined Prime Minister Kei-
th Mitchell for the formal open-
ing of the facility, they were
greeted to the tune of the Tai-
wanese national anthem.

In any event, it is obvious that
the four CARICOM govern-
ments that still recognise Tai-
wan believe that it is in their
peculiar interest to continue to
do so.

And since CARICOM
requires its members only to
coordinate their foreign poli-
cies, not to narmonize them, it
appears that they will continue
to be divided over China and

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( ARICOM countries

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from a trade, aid and invest-
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Taiwan with which it has diplo-
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Attorneys hit out at



pension payments

FROM page one

Leader of the Opposition and MP
for North Abaco.

"Some will argue that the PM's
Pension Act provides that he
should get a pension but does not
provide for him to retire in order
to get it," said Moss.

"It is a foolish argument
because that reasoning will per-
mit him, shoutd he win the next
general election and become PM
again, to not only be paid for serv-
ing as PM but also to continue to
collect the present 'pension' he
collects today, giving him more
than $20,000 a month."

Last week, Mr Ingraham pro-
. duced a letter in the House of
Assembly stating that he had for-
eited his salary for serving as
leader of the opposition and MP
for North Abaco, and was only

receiving the prime minister's pen-
sion.

Mr Pierre Dupuch claimed on
Wednesday that, by the-end of this
term, Mr Ingraham will have
received $570,000 in pension pay-
ments since 2002.

However, Sir Lynden Pindling
had to be out of parliament before
he could receive his pension, not-
ed Mr Moss.

Though the Prime Minister's
Pension Act, which came into
force in 1997, is "silent on whether
the prime minister has to be out-
side of parliament", Mr Moss
describes the collection of the pay-
ment as an "abuse of the process"
on behalf of Mr Ingraham. ,

“We submit that any court any-
where will not interpret the statute
that way and will hold that a pen-
sion is paid upon retirement. To
interpret otherwise makes non-
sense of the statute and this could

Bahamasair managers

FROM page one

the other benefits - such as "time and a half" pay for overtime, and extra
days off - that their Bahamas-based counterparts were deemed entitled

‘to.

not have been the intent of par-
liament."

The attorneys also pointed to
examples set in other countries as
evidence to support their position
that Mr Ingraham should have had
to leave parliament before he can
receive the pension.

According to their research, in
the UK, Canada and Jamaica no
former PMs became eligible to
receive their pensions until they
had done so.

Twenty-seven years passed
between former British PM, Mr
Edward Heath, losing the position
of PM and being able to collect
his prime ministerial pension, they
point out.

The two are demanding that the
treasury stop the pension payment
to Mr Ingraham, unless he resigns
as leader of the opposition or MP

| for North Abaco, and, along with

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr
Fred Mitchell, are requesting that
he immediately make arrange-
ments to repay the amount
received:so far.

Meanwhile, the sum of
$102,666.65 is in a treasury spe-
‘cial deposit account for Mr Ingra-
ham at the Royal Bank of Canada,
said Mr Mitchell on Wednesday.

"The monies are there to his

account and to his order. He can
collect it as he wishes and if he
does not collect it, his estate is
its beneficiary," Mr Mitchell stat-
ed.

Mr Ingraham responded at a
rally on Thursday stating that he
had tried to return the salaries for
his position as MP and leader of
the opposition that were put in his
account, but there was no provi-
sion in the law for him to do so.

He noted that he had promised

to represent his constituency and .

serve as leader of the opposition
without payment, and claimed that
the money that Mr Mitchell
referred to had been put in the
special account in 2005 to "cover
(a) lie" told by the PLP at a con-
vention that year stating that he
had been receiving pay for being
an MP “all along."

He said that if the PLP "have
been stashing monies in my name
in an unauthorised account some-
where, when we return to
office...(we) will put that to good
use for the benefit of the Bahami-
an people."

However, Mr Moss and Mr
Thompson both claim that Mr
Ingraham "needs to be held to
account" for "improperly" receiv-
ing his prime minister's pension.



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The managers - many of whom have worked for the company for
upwards of 20 years - are based in the West Palm Beach, Orlando, Mia-
mi and Fort Lauderdale offices. .

"We feel as if we're being slighted, derogated, disregarded and dis-
criminated against," one manager said Friday.

"Everybody got a cheque except us (in December)...when we
inquired as to what happened to us, we were told, well, you're not part
of any union, you're not covered, you're not entitled to anything."

The crux of their complaints is that they have no formal document
stating their entitlements as Florida-based managers.

"We as managers in the US have no standards procedures set for-
ward for us. It was previously stated that we fell under the guidelines
of the Bahamas management. However, the managers in the Bahamas
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told that we were not within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas so we
cannot receive this entitlement," said a manager. :

The managers are paying dues to the Public Managers Union (PMU)
in the Bahamas, and the union are said to be fighting on behalf of them.
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union itself - that it only covers managers residing within the Bahamas.

"We...are required to...provide and perform in the best interests of
the company, but how can we when it is obvious that the company does
not haye our interests at heart. :

"The bottom line is we just want to know what our entitlements and
benefits are - we have nothing in writing," one said.

Meanwhile, the managers have been informed that a new insur-
ance deduction will be taken from their salaries - along with all other
staff who are a part of the union.

"They said 'Well you all know from your union contract...' - didn't
you say we weren't on the contract? Why are you hitting us with the
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In November of 2006, Cabinet considered a report from the Marina
Task Force recommending changes to the policies relating to the siting
and charging for marinas. It adopted a set of policies on an interim basis
| with respect to siting that were designed to protect the environment and
adjacent communities. These policies were generally in line with
policies in nearby areas, including Florida. The Task Force Also reviewed the
the seabed and the marinas
themselves, cabinet made no decision here, but accepted the Task Force’s: |
recommendations that discussions be held with stakeholders involved with
marinas, before the formal a doption of a Marina Policy.

The Task Force will be holding meetings at the following times and
locations during the week of February 12-16 between 10:00a.m and

Monday-February 12, Grand Bahama, Old Bahama Bay, West End
Tuesday-February 13, Abaco, The Methodist Hall, Dundas Town
- Wednesday-February 14, Exuma, The Resource Centre
_Thursday-February 15, Eleuthera, Harbour Island,

Friday-February 16, Nassau, Wyndham Crystal Palace Resort

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the location most convenient for them. Those wishing a copy of the
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or more letter x’s in the zip code space and go to the Marina Policy
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of ‘Grenada 17’ have :

sentences overturned

Aree 23 years
of incarceration,

13 remaining members of
the “Grenada 17” (former
government. and. military
officers convicted of the

murder of former Prime.

Minister Maurice Bishop
and others) had their sen-

tences overturned by the.

judicial committee of the
Privy Council last week.

The JCPC ruled that the
death sentences originally
imposed in the cases were
unconstitutional and that
this also invalidated the
process by which those
sentences were later com-
muted to life imprison-
ment.

In its ruling, the JCPC
stated that “the question of
the appellants’ fate is so
politically charged that it
is hardly reasonable to
expect any government of
Grenada ... to take an
objective view of the mat-
ter” even after 23 years.”

It ordered that the case
should therefore’ be
referred back to. the
Supreme Court of Grena-
da for a new sentencing
determination “taking into
account the progress made
by the appellants during
their time in prison.”

While the decision does
not amount to a full retrial,
Amnesty International wel-
comes the decision as a
means by which the cases
can finally be reviewed,

“after years of ‘concern

about the fairness of their
trial and convictions. :

Although Amnesty Inter-
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long called on the Grena-
dian authorities to estab-
lish an independent judi-
cial review of the
convictions, a recommen-
dation. also made by
the Grenadian Truth
and Reconciliation Com-
mission in a report in June,
2006.

= BACKGROUND

he 17 were
detained by US

forces following the US-led
invasion of Grenada in
October, 1983. The inva-
sion occurred after a coup
in which former Grenadi-
an Prime Minister Maurice
Bishop and 10 members of
his government were
allegedly summarily exe-
cuted by supporters of a
dissident faction led by
Bishop’s deputy Bernard
Coard.

In 1986, 14 former mem-
bers of the government of
Grenada and three soldiers
were convicted of the mur-
ders. The former govern-




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Bernard Coard and his wife
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tenced to death while the
three soldiers received long
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their ill-treatment undef (|

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not amount to a full retrial, °'

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welcomes the decision as a we)

means by which the cases can -’
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The death sentences
were commuted by the
Grenadian authorities to
life imprisonment in 1991,
largely as a result of inter-
national pressure.

In December, 2006, three
of the “Grenada 17” -
Andy Mitchell, Vincent
Joseph and Cosmos
Richardson - were released
after their 45-year prison

sentences were reduced for.

good behaviour.

Phyllis Coard was given
permission to travel to
Jamaica due to severe

health problems in March,

2000.

In 2003, Amnesty issued
a report called “The
Grenada 17: the last cold
war prisoners?” (AI Index:
AMR 32/001/2003) in
which the organisation con-
cluded that the “trial of the
Grenada. 17 was fatally
flawed and did not meet

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tried and in the jury select
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ties to establish an indes,);
pendent judicial review ofjy,
the convictions. a,

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mended that such a mechag:?
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October 19, 1983, as well
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Teachers

FROM page one

400 teachers demonstrated at
the Ministry of Education’s ;

office in Freeport.

In what was described as }
“one of the biggest protests ;
by teachers here in recent i
years” the Grand Bahama

Man stabbed while in bed

A MAN was stabbed repeatedly while in his bed after an assailant
broke into his home early on Saturday morning, police said yesterday.

The 44-year-old Haitian man from the Carmichael area received mul-
tiple stab wounds to the upper chest, neck and lower back.

Police suspect the violent stabbing incident to have been of a
"domestic" nature, and say they would like to speak with Mr Eric
Joseph of Cowpen Road in connection with the crime.

Meanwhile, the victim is in a serious condition, recovering in hospital.

In the second reported stabbing of the weekend, a 31-year-old man
was confronted at the entrance to the Living Room nightclub on West



educators were on the streets } Bay Street.
i As he moved to re-enter the building, after exiting for a short peri-
od, he reported that he was grabbed by a man standing near the secu-

demanding overdue salaries.

The teachers claimed that }
government’s failure to pay }
out money due to them had
left many struggling to make :

ends meet.

When asked yesterday if :
some teachers will still remain ;
absent from their schools, Mrs : ©
Poitier-Tur: quest could only :

say:

(today).”

In a statement issued on }
Thursday night by the Min- :
istry of Education — who had :
travelled to Grand Bahama to :
speak with the dissatisfied ;
teachers — Mr Sears said that :
government was making }
“extraordinary efforts” to }

resolve the situation.

He announced that an inter- ;
ministerial task force com- }
promising officials from the }
Ministries of Education and :
Public Service had been estab- :
lished to address the out- :
standing matters by the end :
of February and to make pay- :
ments by the middle of

March, 2007.

Mrs Poitier-Turnquest said }
yesterday that she was aware :
of these assurances, but added :
that the union is still awaiting ;
some additional information :

from the minister.

FROM page one

“You will ave to wait until

rity guard at the door.

"This resulted in a fight between these persons, and he was subse-
quently stabbed to the back, neck and arm," said Chief Supt Marvin

Dames.

Although his injuries were not described as "serious " he was taken
to hospital. Police are investigating both incidents.

Prison visits ‘cancelled
until further notice’

VISITS to inmates of Fox Hill
Prison have been "cancelled until
further notice" due to industrial
action by officers, prison officials
said yesterday.

On Friday, 75 per cent of
prison staff staged a sick-out, fail-
ing to turn up for duties.

They are disgruntled about
undelivered promotions, what
they claim is a lack of protective
gear for officers at the facility,
and poor living conditions.

However, after a meeting on
Friday morning between govern-
ment, Superintendent of Prisons
Dr Elliston Rahming and the
Prison Officers Staff Association,
the government had hoped all
would return to normal.

Attempts to verify the precise
status of the action yesterday at

the prison proved fruitless, with
several officers stating that they
were not in a position to com-
ment on the matter.

Furthermore, efforts to con-
firm with the Defence Force
whether the platoon of officers,
drafted in as part of "emergency
measures" taken by the govern-
ment to cover the missing offi-
cers, remained at the prison, were
also unanswered.

However, with visitations can-
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appears the situation is unlikely to

shave improved.

Visitations were already can-
celled on both Wednesday and
Friday as a result of the action -
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ARGENTINA’S ECONOMY BLOOMS,

BY BILL CORMIER
Associated Press .

BUENOS AIRES — Five years after Argentina’s economy melted down, triggering food
riots, supermarket lootings, devaluation and debt default, Maria Elena Lépez is still scavenging

in the streets for recyclable paper.

But today there’s less competition, and it takes less of het day to amass $5 worth of junk,
pushing a creaky wooden cart through an upscale Buenos Aires suburb in search of paper,

cardboard and anything else she can sell.

Lépez, 34, is at the bottom end of a remark-
able economic recovery that is generating jobs,
boosting exports and reviving businesses. But it
still has a long way to go. “Five years later, it’s
definitely better,” says Lopez, wearing a base-
ball cap and sweating. “But it’s not great.”

Today the ranks of the scavengers, or carto-

WALL STREET

Tech stocks not
likely to take
markets higher

The days of technology stocks leading
Wall Street to new heights seems to be
over, but don’t count them out when it
comes to performance.

BY JOE BEL BRUNO
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Investors have been waiting
impatiently for four years for the high-tech sec-
“tor to lead Wall Street to new heights, and
| they’re likely to be cooling their heels for quite:
some time to come. .

Technology stocks tend to have more vola- -

tility than the broader market, screaming
higher on good days and plunging lower on bad
ones. Wall Street analysts say not to expect a
repeat of the explosive dot-com boom in the
late 1990s, and instead be comfortable with
techs playing a role in a market run — not lead-
ing one.

“This is the end of the tech mystique,” said
Ed Keon, chief investment strategist with Pru-
dential Equity Group in New York. “We can
have a strong market without technology being
a leader because we observed it just last year.
The cyclicality in technology stocks is clear to
see, even though it might have been obscured
in the late 1990s.”

Though technology companies, aren’t
expected to be the sole leader if the market
extends its advance this year, Keon said not to
count them out when it comes to performance.
This year could see higher consumer and busi-
ness spending ripple through the sector thanks
to the launch of new products like Microsoft’s
Windows Vista operating system.

While the market doesn’t specifically need

- *TURN TO TECH STOCKS

Cupid’s arrow
can be deadly
in the office

Because romances can leave
small-business owners susceptible to
lawsuits, adopting a policy on dating in
the workplace is a wise move.

BY JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
* Assaciated Press

Most small-business owners have to deal at
some time or another with employees who
date, perhaps fall in love and probably break up.
It’s pretty hard to prohibit workers from
becoming romantically involved, but owners
can take steps to ensure that a relationship
doesn’t get in the way of getting the job done.

Problems can arise no matter how the rela-
tionship turns out or even if the relationship
never gets off the ground. So human resources
consultants say all companies should have a
policy on dating and relationships among
co-workers, and they should make sure that
employees are aware of it.

There are two critical reasons for formulat-
ing such a policy. Relationships can affect pro-
ductivity, and not just that of the dating
co-workers. Even more serious: Workplace
affairs of the heart have the potential of turning
into sexual harassment suits against an
employer.

But many HR experts say that such policies
can’t ban dating outright.

* TURN TO ROMANCE



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NATACHA PISARENKO/AP

SHARP CONTRASTS: Argentina’s economy is on the mend, with construction going up in
Buenos Aires. But many people are still struggling.

to about a third. Argentina has posted 47
months of uninterrupted growth and has
*TURN TO ECONOMY

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

How much
would you

pay for a

window seat?

wen Wild makes a living pushing the
travel industry to embrace the future.
You might not be thrilled with his plans.
The director of marketing for Amadeus
North America helps the Madrid-based com-
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extra. Then again, if you’re happy sitting in the
middle row, you just might get a discount. How
about extra legroom? Wild sees seats acne at
a premium when they’re “
behind rows where passengers
can lean back just a little.

“Tt’s going to give the car-
rier the opportunity to upsell
what it wants to upsell,” Wild
explained.

On the Road Again visited
Wild’s Doral, Fla., office to
interview him for a profile.
The prolific flier hops on a
plane about three times a month. We thought
the combination of his busy schedule and his
insight into the travel industry would make for
ah interesting column.

We'll get to that part in a moment. First,
more on Wild’s upsell possibilities.

The trend certainly isn’t new: From in-flight
meals and snacks to headphones to first-class
upgrades, airlines have been squeezing revenue
wherever they can. But carriers have mostly
shied away from making passengers pay for
better seats in coach — even if the idea
intrigues airline executives.

For now, Wild says Amadeus is only in talks
with airlines about how they might use sophis-
ticated booking technology to “monetize” more
elements of a flight. And he emphasized Ama-
deus is only pitching the technology; Airlines
will make the decision on what passengers will
be willing to pay for.

But he sees fliers of the future making far
more financial decisions per flight than they do
now.

“It will get to the point where if you want to

_ sit in row seven, where the seat is tighter and
there’s not as much leg room, you might pay
less than if you’re in row eight,” he said.

As usual, On the Road Again quizzed Wild on
his business-travel habits, regimen and accu-
mulated wisdom. Here are some of the results.

LAST TRIP: A last-minute flight out of New
York on his way back from a funeral. Snow was
coming and Wild desperately wanted out of the

*TURN TO TRAVEL



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AIMING HIGH: Owen Wild, director of
marketing for Amadeus North America,
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airlines about how they might use
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some speculation that the sec-
tor could be primed for a
cyclical advance.
Information technology
stocks in the Standard &
Poor’s 500 index, which

include everything from com- .

puters to mobile phones, are
up about 1.9 percent this year.
This compares to a 5.4 per-
cent jump for material mak-
ers, 3.4 percent from health-
care companies, and 2.3
percent from financials.
Earnings from the sector

ARGENTINA

LEFT OUT: Ramiro Pérez, who works in a cer
Aires, is one of many residents who are stil

economy is doing better.

* ECONOMY
already renegotiated repay-

ment of $100 billion of public
debt after the largest default

EXPORTS SAVE NATION

_ UR. 8 The biggest South Ameri~

can farm nation after Brazil,
Argentina exported its way
out of the crisis, registering a
record $46.5 billion in sales
led by soybeans, corn and
wheat from the fertile Pampas
in 2006.

The Argentine peso was
pegged 1-to-1 with the U.S.
dollar for more than a decade
until the recession and
mounting debts sparked a run
on banks by depositors in
2001, setting up the currency’s
freefall. Today, the govern-
ment pegs the peso at three to
the dollar to boost tourism,
exports and construction. The
cheap exchange rate also
keeps prices lower in dollar
terms, and some fixed costs
like utility rates remain fro-
zen by the government at
2002 prices.

President Néstor Kirchner,
elected in March 2003 after
four others were toppled by
the crisis in the space of just
three weeks, also strong-
armed creditors worldwide,
forcing them to accept repay-
ment of less than 30 cents on
the dollar. And he made early
repayment of some $9 billion
owed the International Mone-
tary Fund, using tax dollars
reaped from the export wind-
fall.

Kirchner is a friend of Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo Cha-
vez, and the Argentine’s elec-
tion was seen as another win
for a resurgent Latin Ameri-
can left. He is heavily favored
to win re-election in October
if he decides to run.

Yet many Argentines
remain skeptical that the good
times will last. One reason for
their lack of faith: Credit pro-

WORKPLACE



have been among the market’s
weakest. S&P 500 compo-
nents have been struggling to
continue 18 straight quarters
of double-digit growth; so far,
fourth-quarter results are up
about 9.8 percent. Technol-
ogy companies, which
account for about 15 percent
of the index, have posted a
1.78 percent decline in the
fourth quarter from the year-
ago period.

But the real story might be
where chief executives feel
their companies are heading.

Cisco Systems surprised
investors with a stronger-

ECONOMY REBOUNDS

Argentina’s economy is growing
“more than 8 percent annually
after the nation’s worst financial ~
crisis in-history five years ago.

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grams that shriveled in the
crisis haven’t bounced back,
squeezing first-time home
buyers and small businesses.
Interest on house mortgages
has soared above 12 percent.
Critics complain about the
unorthodox price controls
Kirchner imposed to squelch
inflation. Last year he banned
most beef exports for six
months, hoping to keep
enough red meat at home to
ensure high supplies and low
prices for this key component
of the consumer price index.
And now he has slapped new
taxes on soybean exports to
finance subsidies of bread and
other foodstuffs on the index.
‘ Such moves are manage~
able when the economic con-
ditions at home and abroad
are working in Kirchner’s
favor, says political analyst

than-expected outlook. The
world’s biggest maker of rout-
ers and switches used to
direct Internet traffic forecast
revenue in the fiscal third
quarter will grow 19 percent
to 20 percent. .

“Although competition
remains robust, we believe we
are gaining market share ver-
sus almost all of our major
competitors,” Chief Executive
John Chambers told analysts
on a conference call.

In addition, analysts have
been upgrading their projec-
tions for information technol-
ogy companies since October



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NATACHA PISARENKO/AP

amic factory in the outskirts of Buenos
| struggling even though Argentina’s

Economy on the mend

Rosendo Fraga. “It will be
easier to see how things play
out when the winds of the
world economy blow against
him.”

PALTRY PAY

Perhaps the biggest com-
plaint is wages, which remain
sharply devalued. While the
jobless rate is down by half to
about 10 percent today, many
workers say cost-of-living
adjustments are long overdue.

Argentina’s largest labor
confederation wants a 30 per-
cent wage increase for mil-
lions of members. The talks
start this month, but protests

have already begun: Some 200 :

unionized supermarket work-
ers beat drums and shot fire-
crackers off outside the Labor
Ministry this month.

Still, Buenos Aires is on the
mend, as the skyline shows.

A former wharf district of
rundown warehouses, which
began booming before the cri-
sis, is filling up with luxury
apartments and office suites.
Despite the credit difficulties,
investors are raising new sky-
scrapers. And several indus-
tries are booming with new
opportunities.

Horacio Moschetto, who
lobbies for shoe manufactur-
ers, recalls how the overval-
ued peso made it hard to com-
pete with 25 million pairs of
Brazilian shoes flooding the
Argentine market.

Argentine shoes are back,
selling around Latin America
and Europe, and the indus-
try’s workforce has grown
from 14,000 in 2001 to 52,000
today, Moschetto said. Now
even Brazilian companies
want to manufacture in
Argentina because costs are
lower. “In 2001 we manufac-
tured 33 million pairs of
shoes, and last year we made
88 million pairs. This kind of
recovery, I know, is happen-
ing in many industries,” Mos-
chetto said.

— while cutting or maintain-
ing them for other sectors,
according to Thomson Finan-
cial. Next to report are
Hewlett-Packard on Feb. 20
and Dell on March 1.

“I don’t necessarily sub-
scribe to the fact that outper-
forming technology stocks are
required for the markets to
continue to run higher,” said
Scott Kessler, head of S&P’s
technology sector research.

“If you put all the data
together, it tells you is that the
economy is strong, consumer
spending is strong, and inter-
est rates are stable,” he said.

CELLPHONES

“This is a conducive environ-
ment for the market going
higher, and technology com-
panies will act accordingly.”
Kessler points out the big-
gest benefit techs will have in
2007 are new products being
delivered. This comes at a
time where S&P 500 compa-
nies are sitting on some $605
billion in cash that could be
used to upgrade software and
computer systems. For
instance, the two-year delay
in Microsoft’s introduction of
Windows Vista-is seen as a
boon for software sales. But, it
will also spill over to com-

Miami

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s not likely to take markets higher

puter companies — which
have the largest weighting in
the S&P 500 next to financial
stocks. Even chip makers
might see heavier demand.

Also generating excite-
ment is Apple’s introduction
of its iPhone later this year.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based
company posted a record
profit in its fiscal-first quar-
ter, though it said the current
period might be a bit slower
ahead of the release of its new
operating system. “The jury is
still out on if companies will
increase capital spending this
year,” Keon said.

Investors eye dotmobi domains

*DOTMOBI

evolve to be more Web-
friendly. And with big-name
investors like Google, Micro-
soft, Nokia and T-Mobile sup-
porting dotmobi, analysts are
saying it may be more suc-
cessful than’ other non-dot-
com extensions. Dotus, dotbiz
and dotinfo, for example, have
not been as popular with
investors.

EXUBERANT BUYERS

Pompano. Beach, Fla.,
domain name management
company Moniker has regis-
tered 50,000 dotmobi names
for clients. Hundreds of cli-
ents request the name every
week, said Chief Executive
Monte Cahn. Cahn said in all
his years in the business, he
has never seen a new domain
name extension become so
popular so fast.

The quick popularity also
surprised executives at
dotMobi, the company that
owns and oversees the dot-
mobi registry.

“We basically did what it
took dotcom almost 10 years
to achieve, within a year,”
said Alexa Raad, vice presi-
dent of marketing and busi-
ness development for dot-
Mobi.

Raad said the company’s
biggest goal now is to provide
the tools for businesses to
create quality Web. pages,
which will help determine
whether the domain name
takes off.

Even if a business doesn’t
understand how to build on
the name, nabbing it is the
most important step right
now, said Ellen Rony, author
and domain name consultant.

“No matter when now is,
now is the best time,” Rony
said.

“You can get into it when
you can get into it. I don’t
understand why anyone.
would wait.”

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Pricing by the airli

* TRAVEL

Big Apple that Friday after-
noon. Oh, and it was Super
Bowl weekend.

He was expecting the

worst.
Oddly, the 3:40 p.m. Delta
flight was only half full.

_ Still, this American Air-
lines platinum flier wound up
sitting by the rear engine.
Noisy, noisy.

PLANS FOR FREQUENT ©

FLIER MILES: A 10-day trip
to San Diego with his family.

He'll probably only be pay-
ing for meals and incidentals.

“J was able to put enough
nights on the road that it’s air,
hotel and I think I’ve even got
a car voucher.”

EVEN THOUGH HE’S A
PRO, HE STILL GETS
ANTSY WHEN: He has a
flight that day. Wild doesn’t
like cutting it close.

Romances at work can be problematic

*ROMANCE

“People will become
romantically involved even if
there’s a policy,” Linda Grav-
ett, an HR consultant based in
Cincinnati, said.

Arlene Vernon, president
of HRx, an Eden Prairie,
Minn.-based HR consultancy,

noted, “Where do people
meet other people? If they’re
not hanging out in bars,
they’re meeting at work.”
What a business owner can
do is, via its policy on dating,
let employees know that there
are standards of behavior they
must adhere to, and that there
can be career repercussions

when they start a relationship.
For example, if two employ-
ees in the same department
are dating, one might need to
be transferred to another
department. Or one of the
employees. might need to
leave the firm.

The words “hostile environ-
ment” are key — in sexual

harassment lawsuits, employ;
ees often charge an employer
with maintaining a hostile
environment in the work-
place. And yes, another
co-worker could file a com-
plaint because an employer
didn’t stop inappropriate
behavior by a couple.
Harassment charges can

Sometimes the purchase is
defensive, to protect a name
or trademark.

The state of Florida is
going to court to protect its
trademark from a domain
name publisher that bought
MyFlorida.mobi. —

Shortly after Florida-based
Logical Sites chief executive
and owner Thomas Rask
bought the name for two
years at $70, a lawyer for the
Florida Department of Man-
agement Services asked him
to hand the website over,
since the state ‘owns the
MyFlorida.com trademark.

“Tt was a complete sur-
prise, I had no idea they had a
trademark,” Rask said.

Although the World Intel-
lectual Property Organization
ruled last month that Rask
needs to give up the site, he
has hired a lawyer to file a
complaint with a district
court in Tampa. He is arguing
that the words “my” and
“Florida” are too generic to
enforce a trademark. He also
says that since businesses
with trademarks got to regis-
ter their names before the
public, the state should have

DOTMOBI 101

done so then.

Tiffany Koenigkramer,
spokeswoman for the Florida
Department of Management
Services, said that if MyFlor-
ida was misrepresented by his
site, “it could really be detri-
mental.”

But Rask plans to turn
MyFlorida.mobi into a desti-
nation for mobile users to get
tourism information on the
go. Logical Sites already gets
30 percent of its income from
advertisements on its Florida

tourism sites, including
beachdirectory.com and
keysdirectory.com.

It’s that on-the-go potential
that made flowers.mobi such
a tempting buy for Schwartz.

EXPENSIVE FLOWERS

At the October auction, the
chief executive and founder
of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain
Conference & Expo only
planned to spend $100,000 to
nab flowers.mobi. Even
though the name was in hot
demand at the auction, he said
he’ll have to wait several
years to tell if it’s worth his
$200,000, the most expensive
known dotmobi purchase.

e Adotmobi website should be focused around providing
either instant entertainment or instant compiling of new data, .
such as checking sports scores or the status of an order. It

can also be used for an instant

for a business. It should load quickly.

source of contact information —

e Adotmobi should not be the same brochure-like, graphic- ~ ;

heavy website as a company’s

—@ it's practical to get a dotmobi if your business has a youn
ger clientele and if the business can offer something useful

for mobile users.

dotcom.




@ Businesses should protect their dotcom name as a ae
dotmobi to avoid infringement from competitors.
@ Any domain name extension can be designed to be
mobile-friendly, but alt dotmobi names must be mobile-

{ <

friendly.

e For help on how to design a
mtid.mobi. ‘

‘mobile-friendly website, go to

SOURCES: dotMobi and Danny Vargas, president of Miami-based eSynthesis

“Pm an early airport
arriver.”

WEBSITES HE USES
WHEN BOOKING TRAVEL:
When not using travel agents,
Wild prefers going directly to
the individual airline or hotel.

His reason: Airlines usually
give him more bonus miles
that way, and most hotels
save their worst rooms for

‘online wholesalers like Expe-

dia and Orbitz.
BEST USE OF AIRLINE
MILES SO FAR: Four free

trips to Moscow with wife -

Dana to adopt their two chil-
dren: Alyssa, 4, and Justin,
soon to be 2.
THE HEAT IS ON

Niala Boodhoo, our eco-

nomics writer, recently
shared a travel tip with On the
Road Again.

We are enthusiastically
passing it on to you in hopes

ne seat

the hope you'll respond with |
some of yourown. ~~ '

Niala brings a ThermaCare
Heat Wrap with her on flights
to ward off the stiff neck and
general chilliness that the
cold air on a plane often
brings.

Along with keeping her
warm during the flight, it acts
as a nice (and therapeutic) |
cushion when she slings her ~
carry-on bag around her
shoulder for the walk through
the airport.

YOUR TURN

Do you have a little tip like |
that you can share? Please do.
Send along your advice to the
address below.

On the Road Again covers
business travel for The Miami
Herald. If you’re a business
traveler, we want to hear from
you. Send all notes to
dhanks@MiamiHerald.com.

for employers

have other causes, such as one
worker pursuing another
even though the advances are
clearly rejected and not wel-
come by the other party.

Bob Kustka, president of a
workplace productivity con-
sultancy, recommends that
business owners be proactive
to head off such problems and

remind romantically linked
workers about the rules.

“J would talk to the
employees about what is a
professional atmosphere —
having a relationship is fine,
but you need to keep it out of
the workplace,” said Kustka,
whose company, Fusion Fac-
tor, is based in Boston.

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BUSINESS

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competition —
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mW By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas ‘Telecom-
munications Company
(BTC) is arguing that

it should not be held to the
same standard as other
Bahamas-based telecoms
licencees and have to publish
its audited financial statements
within 120 days of its year-end,
on the grounds that they are
made public once tabled in the
House of Assembly by the min-
ister responsible for the com-
pany.
In addition, the 100 per cent
‘ state-owned operator said it
objected to providing the Pub-
lic Utilities Commission (PUC)
with data on several areas of its
operations, such as revenue
receipts per customer in fixed
and cellular services, because

this was “proprietary” and its ~~

release could undermine
BTC’s competitive advantage.

In a response to the PUC’s
request for feedback on its

market information and data |

collection proposals, BT'C’s
vice-president for legal, regu-
latory and interconnection,
Felicity Johnson, wrote: “Giv-
ena more liberalized, compet-
itive environment, there is a
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a presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking
candidates for the positions detailed below in our Technology Department. These positions
support our Global Wealth Structuring (GWS) business unit, which offers a world-class array
of fiduciary solutions to those who seek to preserve and protect their wealth. We have locations
in The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Jersey and Singapore. The Technology
Department supports all locations and applications for the business.

AREA MANAGER-TECHNOLOGY (Global Wealth Structuring)
Reporting to the GWS Head of Technology, the position is responsible for:

- Long-range organizational and strategic planning for business an associated technology
requirements

- Managing large-scale and/or global strategic technology-base projects or applications

- Oversee all technology infrastructure initiatives and ensure ongoing management of these
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- Ensure all business risk management and regulatory requirements are adhered to and an
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first phase.
“It’s going to be a major step
in the improvement of finan-

cial services infrastructure. It’s ;
long overdue. It will enhance -

the movement of money and
improve functionality in terms
of the services banks offer to
their customers,” Mr
McWeeney said.

The ACH is being viewed as
a mechanism to boost the effi-
ciency and integrity of the
Bahamian commercial bank-
ing and payments system. The
first phase will provide all
Bahamian clearing banks with
an interlinked system for the
electronic processing of
cheques, in addition to direct
debits and credits. The latter
two functions will enable
Bahamians to credit and debit
funds electronically, and
instead of providing employ-

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8.03 Bank of Bahamas 8.03 8.03 » 0.00 0.796 0.260 10.1 3.24%
0.85 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.265 0.020 3.0 2.50%
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1.49 Fidelity Bank 1.30 ‘ 1.30 0.00 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
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2.20 Colina Holdings 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.078 0.040 25.6 2.00%
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6.26 Consolidated Water BDRs » 5.12 5.15 0.03 0.134 0.045 38.2 0.88%
2.88 Doctor's Hospital 2.44 2.44 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.3 0.00%
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ees with their pay in the form
of cheques, companies can
credit employee accounts even
if they are housed at a different
bank“ —

Mr McWeeney said the
ACH second phase would
involve the development of an
automatic teller machine
(ATM) SWITCH network,
which would allow Bahamians
to access their money at any
bank ATM machine in this
nation.

“Once the infrastructure is
in place, it should not be a dif-
ficult step to take, ensuring the
initiative connects all the
ATMs to the negotiating cen-
tre,” Mr McWeeney said. “It
will allow anybody to access
any ATM to access their
funds.”

The ACH third phase, he
explained, would lead to “full

truncation”, and the potential —

of creating a National Archiv-
ing or National Processing
Centre for the entire Bahami-
an commercial banking system.

Mr McWeeeny said that cur-
rently all the commercial banks
had their own processing cen-

‘House dates

tres to deal with the clearing
and settlement of monetary
transactions, and the creation
of one unified centre via the
ACH could lead to reduced
further -costs, efficiencies and
greater economies of scale.

The Bank of the Bahamas
International managing direc-
tor said the ACH would “har-
monise banking functions and
improve the delivery of prod-
ucts and services.

“The improved efficiency,
the improved movement of
funds, will allow transactions
to be completed in a more
timely fashion, and companies
will learn about the fair value
of transactions much earlier.
It will improve the conduct of
business,” he added.

In this way, the ACH will
improve the integrity of the
Bahamian banking system by
enabling businesses to learn
about bounced customer
cheques much earlier, boost
overall cash flows in the econ-
omy, and reduce the time’
Bahamians spend in bank
queues waiting to deposit their
cheques.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THEOPHILOS VASILIOS
MAVROS OF #P.0. BOX N-8856, 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 days from the 5th day of February 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





































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‘Drifting’ trade policy

\

M@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he “drifting” Bahami-
| an international trade
policy, and the Gov-
ernment’s apparently “isola-
tionist” approach, have left this
nation unable to so far exploit
the advantages and benefits that
may flow from the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
currently being negotiated with
the European Union, the head
of a Chamber of Commerce
Task Force assessing the issue
has warned.

Hank Ferguson, a former
senior official at the Ministry of
Trade and Industry, which had
primary responsibility for the
EPA when it was launched in
2004, wrote in a newsletter for
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce that the Bahamas had
yet to make any offers to the
EU, nor had it engaged the pri-
vate sector on deciding what
this nation wanted from the
EPA.

While the Bahamas was nom-
inally part of the CARIFO-
RUM negotiating group for the
EPA, Mr Ferguson wrote: “This
relationship, however, like our
overall trade policy appears to
be drifting, with government
appearing to take an isolationist
approach and failing to decide
whether or not we maintain our
current relationship with the
EU and engage in negotiations
that may provide new opportu-
nities and advantages.”

While the Government had
been represented in meetings
with the European Commission
and CARICOM over.the EPA,
the Bahamas had “not yet made
any offers, nor engaged the pri-
vate sectors and civil society in
any meaningful way”.

Mr Ferguson added: “We
have therefore been on the
periphery of the process, but
are not in a position to gain
those benefits until we make a
determination as to what role
we want to play in our region

and our future relationship with
both CARICOM/CARIFO-
RUM and the EU.

“Given our decided with-
drawal from the trade compo-
nent of CARICOM, our failure
to advance a membership in the
World Trade Organisation and
the erosion of the Caribbean
Basin Agreements, the
Bahamas is very quickly posi-
tioning itself to face the reality
that ‘no island is an island’.”

Pointed

Mr Ferguson pointed out that
the: EPA negotiations are now
in their final and fourth phase,
with the agreement set to take
effect from January 1, 2008. The
Tribune understands that both
the Government and private
sector are currently in the
process of trying to hire consul-
tants to conduct a study on how
the EPA might impact all sec-
tors of the Bahamian economy,
but with June-July the final
deadline for all offers to be sub-
mitted to CARICOM, they do
not have much time.

The EPA for the first time
will expose the Bahamas to a
two-way trading relationship or

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reciprocity, where this nation
will have to allow EU compa-
nies and imports the same ben-

’ efits as European countries pro-

vide to this nation’s exporters,
chiefly Bacardi’s rum, crawfish
and other seafoods, and Poly-
mers International. All three

-companies could be severely’

harmed if they were to lose
their duty-free EU access.

Indeed, if Bacardi’s exports
were submitted to a $5 per gal-
lon customs tax by the EU, they
would become uncompetitive,
a situation the company has
warned would cause it to shift
production elsewhere and close
its Bahamian plant, costing at
a minimum more than $13 mil-
lion in excise taxes and 180
Bahamian jobs.

Signing on to the EPA would
also mean the Bahamas could
lose $10-$14 million in annual
tax revenues through allowing
EU imports to enter duty free,
but it would be able to main-
tain duty-free access for its
exporters, and a $20 million
positive trade balance with the
EU.

Currently, the Bahamas
exports $66.315 million worth
of products to the EU, based

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$42.93 million. Some $35 mil-
lion of the Bahamas’ exports
are seafood products.

Prodding

Apart from prodding the
Bahamas to consider tax reform
and alternative taxation sys-
tems, the EPA is also being
assessed to see whether it could
expose the Bahamian financial
services industry to EU pres-
sure to sign up to its Savings
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It is understood that the
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on the EPA is due to meet the
Chamber of Commerce and its
Task Force this week to discuss
such issues.

Meanwhile, Mr Ferguson
pointed out that the Bahamas
had received 51 million Euros in
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“They have provided oppor-
tunities for grant funding to a
country that would not normal-
ly qualify given our high per
capita income and relatively
high HDI ratings,” Mr Fergu-
son wrote.

“Projects under current con-
sideration for EU funding are
throughout Andros, Cat Island,
Ragged Island, Acklins and
Crooked Island and Eleuthera.
To date, these projects have not
been executed but one can
appreciate the value of these
arrangements beyond purely
trade considerations.”



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Office Of The Governor General
The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1992
(CH.7) —
S.I. No.2 of 2007
The Register of Voters

(Expiry Date)

Notice, 2007
conferred upon the

In exercise of the powers

Governor-General by section 14(1) of the Parliamentary
Elections Act, 1992 the following Notice is given.

This Notice may be cited as the Register of
Voters (Expiry Date) Notice, 2007.

Citation.

Expiration The 12th day of March, 2007 is hereby

of appointed as the date upon which the Register of
Register Voters in being under the Parliamentary Elections
-Ch.7 Act, 1992 shall cease to have effect.

Given the Ist day of February, 2007
Signed
Arthur D. Hanna
Governor-General

PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING COMPANY

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of:

PRODUCTION MANAGER

The incumbent will have overall responsibility of managing all aspects
of the manufacturing operation which include the control of raw material
utilization, finished el ueapec quality assurance and_ plant
maintenance. bic

Ideal candidate would at minimum have an Associate’s Degree ina
technical field, experience in Supervisory Management and five years
experience in manufacturing plant operations

Please send resume to: Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas

FAX: 364-2123

Telephone calls will not be accepted.



NOTICE

lL. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force invites those companies
interested submitting bids to the Tenders Board for insurance
coverage on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Patrol Craft, Musical
Instruments and Warehouses. In addition, the coverage must include the vessels
transitioning the Caribbean and the East Coast if the United States.

2 Specifications and schedules of assets can be obtained from the
Ministry of National Security, Churchill Building Monday through Friday
between 9:00a.m. and 5:00p.m.

The quotes must be itemized to show the following:

1 (1) The Hull and machinery

(2) War Risk

(3) Increased Value

(4) Protection and Indemnity

a In providing quotations in respect to all the above categories
for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the date for commencement of
coverage is 12th April, 2006 and will run for one year through 12th April, 2007.
The final date of submission is Friday 11th March 2006. .

4. All submission are to reach the Ministry of Finance and addressed

to the Financial Secretary, Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, RO.Box N-3107
West Bay Street by 12:00noon on the above-mentioned date.



Bahamas and .
Rhode Island in.
tourism talks ~ Oe

@ By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas and the
US state of Rhode Island
are engaged in discussions
to determine where syner-
gies lie between the two
and determine, how best
they can learn from the oth-
er’s tourism experience.

According to Dan O’
Connor, the chief of politi-
cal, economic and public
affairs at the American
Embassy, these ongoing dis-
cussions are a part of the
Rhode Island- Bahamas
State Partnership Pro-
gramme.

Mr O’Connor told The
Tribune that the partner-
ship is going very well, with
plans for additional train-
ing exercises and exchange
programmes in the works.

He further said that there
have been discussions
between the Bahamas and
Rhode Island on the devel-
opment of the tourism
industry.

He explained that Rhode
Island has done a lot of
work to repackage its
tourism industry and cruise

market very similarly to

what the Bahamas has
done.
Therefore, there are great

Ongoing discussions
are part of State
Partnership Programme



possibilities for tourist-

related business opportuni-
ties.

Mr O’Connor added that
the plans may also be in the
works for the Ministry of
Tourism to take a delega-
tion to Rhode Island, possi-
bly this summer, on a fact-
finding mission.

Created

The State Partnership
Programme evolved from
the Joint Contact Team
Programme in 1993. The
Joint Contact Team Pro-
gramme _ was created with
the intent of reaching out
to former MOST OY Pact
countries.

Today, the SPP brings
together US states and ter-
ritories and partner nations
through a wide range of
military, civil-military and
civil activities using the
National Guard as the con-
duit and force provider.

4

The National Guard
brings a unique dual Fed-
eral and state mission and
citizen-soldier character to
the security co-operation
mix. There are 50 partner-
ships worldwide today. |.

According to the Rhode
Island National Guard’s
website, the SPP formally
came into being when rep-
resentatives from the
Bahamas government were
received by the Adjutant
General for RI, Brigadier

‘General John Enright, in

December, 2005.

This relationship was fur-
ther cemented when a
senior leader delegation
from RI visited the GCOB
in January, 2006.

During this visit, the RI
delegation and their coun-
terparts from different
Bahamian ministries and

agencies laid the ground-.

work for a mutually benefi-
cial relationship between
RI and the GCOB.



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@ By GARRY MITCHELL
Associated Press Writer

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) —
With Mardi Gras parades
rolling this week, Mobile offi-
cials celebrated an economic

boom — and the prospect of:

an even bigger one — as much
as the annual carnival.

The port city’s economy is
already thriving with the work
force being created by its top
employer, the aerospace indus-
try, and port expansion activi-
ties. It would surge dramati-
cally if Air Force refueling
tankers and a new steel mill
are built here in coming years.

The German steel giant,
ThyssenKrupp AG, based in
Duesseldorf, has chosen
Alabama and Louisiana as
finalists for a $2.9 billion steel

and stainless steel manufac-
turing plant. Each state is
believed to be offering the firm
more than $1 billion in induce-
ments.

Being recruited for a site in
north Mobile County, the plant
is expected to employ 2,700
workers when completed in
2010. Louisiana offers a site in
St. James Parish on the banks
of the Mississippi River. Dur-
ing construction, the plant will
create upward of 29,000 jobs."

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley
left Saturday with an industry-
recruiting team on a trip to
Europe that apparently
includes a visit with the Ger-
man steelmaker as the firm
prepares to announce its earn-
ings. Because of confidentiali-
ty agreements, Riley said he
couldn’t discuss details of the

trip.

Northrop Grumman Corp.
and its European partner,
Paris-based EADS Co., will
compete with Boeing Co. of
Chicago for a massive Air
Force contract to build a new
line of refueling tankers —
work Northrop-EADS would
base in Mobile, bringing at
least 1,000 jobs.

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones
said Friday it’s unheard of for
Mobile to have two massive
opportunities like this in one
year. And while the tanker and
steel deals haven’t been signed
— competitors still could whisk
them away — Jones said the
area has a labor pool to accom-
modate both, even with a low
unemployment rate hovering
around three per cent.

“If we get both, the area will

be booming so much that we
will experience a growth that
we have not experienced since
World War II,” said Dr.
Semoon Chang, director of the
Center for Business and Eco-
nomic Research at the Uni-
versity of South Alabama.

Mobile’s wartime economy
was centered at Brookley Air
Force Base and the port, but it
dwindled when the base closed
in the late 1960s, eliminating
16,000 jobs. Brookley is now
an industrial park that would
be home to the Air Force
tanker construction if
Northrop Grumman-EADS is
awarded the tanker contract
over rival Boeing’s bid, which
is expected Monday.

Jones said Mobile’s boom is
being noticed by real estate
investors who are calling about












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VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the dissolution of
TRAILOR HOLDINGS LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 30th January 2007.



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housing and retail projects.
Entrepreneur magazine named
Mobile the nation’s best mid-
size city for starting and grow-
ing a business in 2006.

“We want everyone in this
community to take part in the
changes and successes taking
place,” Jones said.

Downtown living is becom-
ing popular with young work-
ers and empty nesters. Median
family income in the Mobile
metro area rose by a below-
average 5.4 per cent in fiscal
year 2006 to $49,000, according
to a report by University of
Alabama business researchers.

Looking like an exclamation
point to that progress, the
state’s tallest building, the 35-
story RSA skyscraper on
Water Street, is expected to
open in May.

Aerospace has surpassed the
large-scale chemical industry
in Mobile County employ-
ment. The county has a popu-
lation around 401,000 — up
from 378,643 in 1990 — with
Mobile Aerospace Engineer-
ing Inc. its largest employer.
The company has about 1,200

workers at its aircraft mainte-
nance and repair hub at
Brookley Field.

Chang also pointed to the

planned expansion of the -

port’s container-handling facil-
ities and the Carnival cruise

ship based here as other indi- .

cators that Mobile’s economy

is in “excellent shape.”
Besides revenue-generating

Mardi Gras, there are also

plans for a $624 million Dale .,. ,

Earnhardt race track and
entertainment complex on
3,000 acres in the Prichard-Sar-
aland area just north of
Mobile, with groundbreaking
set for later this year.

Chang estimates the motor-

sports park could employ 4,800
when it opens in 2010.
The city also reaped revenue

from Hurricane Katrina, serv- © |

ing as the base of operations
for the recovery that kept

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after the Aug. 29, 2005 storm. ,

An influx of evacuees created
a seller’s market in real estate.
Retail sales grew by more than

20 percent for the 12 months

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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 5th day of February 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
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BLOOMSVILLE COMPANY LID.
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BLOOMSVILLE COMPANY LTD. has been completed, a Certificate

of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 30th January 2007.

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NOTICE

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DENVER — After strug-
gling through crippling holi-
day blizzards, Frontier Air-
lines and United Airlines are
working to improve their abil-
ity to inform and rebook frus-
trated travelers.

They ‘are considering
improvements such as adding
circuits to allow more call vol-
ume during emergencies and
new technology that automat-
ically retickets passengers
whose flights have been can-
celed.

in December, United had

_ the nation’s highest complaint
tate of airlines ranked, report-
ing nearly twice the industry
average in’ data compiled by
the U.S. Department of Trans-
portation. Passengers cited the
most problems with flights,
baggage, reservations/ticket-
ing/boarding and customer
service.

Back-to-back holiday bliz-
zards canceled about 3,000

flights to and from Denver |

International Airport, forcing
about 5,000 passengers to
spend the night at DIA and
interrupting the travel plans
of as many as 300,000 travel-
ers. .

Even after DIA reopened,
thousands of passengers stood
in line for hours to check in
for new flights and to get
through security.

Thousands more tried
unsuccessfully to call airline
reservation agents to rebook
their flights.

In the aftermath, disgrun-
tled travelers have been vocal
about their dissatisfaction.
And one traveler stranded on
a plane in Austin, Texas, on
an American Airlines flight is
mounting a campaign for a
new federal bill of rights for
airline passengers.

The carriers most affected
by the Colorado blizzards are
considering improvements
that would soften the blow of
such events in the future.

With 93 per cent of its pas-
senger capacity affected by the
DIA shutdown, Frontier is
working on a system that
would automatically rebook
customers on new flights after
their original flights are can-
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full speed on,” said customer
service vice president Cliff
Van Leuven.

Frontier also expects to ben-
efit from an expansion of its
ticket counter capacity this
summer, installing kiosks that
will increase its check-in
capacity from 36 to 48 posi-
tions.

Frontier will get a second
customer service center on
Concourse A as United’s Ted
operation moves to Concourse
B. In addition, it may allow
some call-center employees to
work from home so those who
can’t get to work in bad
weather can still take calls.

To improve the accuracy of
information on its Web sites,
Frontier also ‘is trying to get
better and faster information
about how long the airport
will be closed from the airport
and air traffic control, Van
Leuven said.

There are limitations. “We
have 300 phone lines. We’re
not going to staff or have
enough phone lines to handle
1.5 million calls,” Frontier
spokesman Joe Hodas said..

United Airlines also
acknowledges limitations.
While the airline typically gets
100 to 150 calls per minute at
its reservations center, during
the Denver storm it received
2,000 to 2,500 calls per minute.

“Only a certain amount of
circuits are able to get through

-at one time,” said United

spokeswoman Robin Urbans-
ki. “If there’s an event like
this again, is there a way the
phone company can give us
more circuits?”

The industry-wide shift
away from phone reservations
to Internet bookings exacer-
bates the problem, said David
Butler, executive director of
the National Association of
Call Centers.

“As more and more people
go to the Internet, especially
in the airline industry and

- financial services, we’re scaling

back our growth of call cen-

ters,” he said. “So when it’s |

needed at a moment’s notice,
it’s a very difficult logjam to
overcome.”

Some companies have
rollover contracts with call
center firms that let them
quickly scale up operations
with an influx of agents during
an emergency. Trained on-call
at-home agents are a poten-
tial solution, Butler said.

An alliance with travel
agencies can also serve as sup-
port in disaster situations, said





Sue Fern, vice president of the
Association for Services Man-
agement International. Air-
lines, which typically have
financial challenges and small
profit margins, haven’t been
very creative in thinking about
backup plans, she said. Recent
cutbacks in staffing and
resources limit their ability to
react.

“The fares are lower, but if
something goes wrong, they
don’t have the investment cap-
ital available to, support
(them),” Fern said.

Denver resident Jay
Solomon contacted The Den-
ver. Post in December after
becoming frustrated with
flight cancellations at DIA.
He said his faith in United
Airlines had been violated.

Solomon's wife and two
children were stranded in
Washington, D.C., Dec. 21
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007, PAGE 13B



Failure of LSE bid puts pressure
on Nasdaq to cut another deal

m@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The
Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., hav-
ing failed in its $5.3 billion hos-
tile takeover bid for the Lon-
don Stock Exchange, is now
seen scrambling to lay out a
European strategy that will
appease its shareholders and
ensure that it won’t be left
behind as other major
exchanges consolidate.

The world’s largest electron-
ic equities exchange was dealt a
crushing defeat Saturday by
LSE shareholders who over-
whelmingly opted not to accept
the bid. The Nasdaq’s dogged
pursuit of the British bourse
lasted almost a year and left
Nasdaq empty-handed as rival
operators NYSE Group Inc.
and Euronext NV integrate into
the first marketplace to span
the Atlantic.

‘Analysts say Nasdaq CEO
Robert Greifeld is now under
inténse pressure from investors
to*cut a deal that will keep his
exphange competitive. Wall
Stseet could get a glimpse at
Greifeld’s next move when he
spéaks to analysts after the Nas-
daq reports third-quarter earn-
ings Tuesday.

“He’s built up so much expec-
tation that if he were to aban-
don Europe there would be
very strong disappointment
among shareholders,” said
David Easthope, an analyst with
business consulting firm Celent.
“Shareholders are looking for
them to execute on two strate-
gies: Get your European strat-
egy in place and simultaneously
execute one in Asia.”

iThat’s exactly what the New
York Stock Exchange has
accomplished. So far this year,
the Big Board closed the deal to
buy Paris-based Euronext,
secured a stake in India’s
National Stock Market, and
embarked on a broader alliance
with the Tokyo Stock Exchange
that could lead to a combina-
tion.

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NYSE Chief Executive John
Thain might take advantage of
the Nasdaq’s failed bid to make
his own run at the LSE, either
through an acquisition or most
likely a broad alliance. The
NYSE, which declined to com-
ment about such a deal, would
face not only competition issues
in Europe but also be forced to
contend with the nearly 30 per-
cent stake in the London
exchange that the Nasdaq still
holds.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for
the LSE told reporters in Lon-
don that the exchange is already
working on a strategic alliance
with its Tokyo counterpart.

The fierce rivalry between the
NYSE and the Nasdaq is pal-
pable. They are fighting: for
market share in the U.S., where
regulations allow stocks listed
on one exchange to be traded
on another. They have also
been gunning for more stock
listings, sometimes persuading
companies to defect from one to
the other.

The Nasdaq has bragging
rights for the speediest stock
executions, but the NYSE’s
recent introduction of electron-
ic trading is designed to chal-
lenge that.

Until Saturday’s defeat,
Greifeld had a string of suc-
cesses at Nasdaq. He’s taken a
market that was once run by
the nation’s broker-dealers and
turned it into one of Wall
Street’s hottest public compa-
nies, bought electronic trading
platform Instinet for its tech-
nology and has taken trades
away from the NYSE.

“Bob has done a great job for
shareholders,” said Glenn
Hutchins, a Nasdaq board
member whose private equity
firm Silver Lake Partners is a
major shareholder of the
exchange. “He took over an
exchange that essentially had
no value, and it now has bil-
lions. He’s generated a huge
amount of volume because it
has the best technology and the
lowest cost, and is taking mar-

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Hutchins views the Nasdaq’s
current situation with the LSE
as a “win-win” situation. It still
has the potential to take over

the LSE down the line but:

would profit if another bidder
came in and bought the
exchange at a higher price.

The Nasdaq, which has
pledged to shareholders that it
would pursue only deals that
were strategic fits and would
almost immediately reap share-
holder value, stood by its claims
the LSE was overvalued and
refused to increase its bid.

Hutchins would not comment
about what the Nasdaq’s next
move would be, but he said it
continues to be interested in
expanding into trading of other
investments, such as commodi-
ties and bonds, and he didn’t
rule out doing so through an
acquisition. The U.S. is home
to a number of options and
commodities exchanges, includ-
ing electronic InterContinental
Exchange Inc. and Chicago
Mercantile Exchange Holdings
Inc.

The Nasdaq has also warned
the LSE that it might compete
with the British market on its
home turf. Greifeld has previ-
ously indicated Nasdaq would
consider offering its technolo-
gy to an LSE rival — a consor-
tium of banks known as Project
Turquoise is developing a trad-
ing platform.

Greifeld could not be reached
for comment Saturday about
what the company’s next step
might be. But in a statement,
he said, “Nasdaq will continue
to pursue other opportunities
to build on its existing position
as the world’s largest electronic
equities exchange and we look
forward to maintaining our
strong track record of creating
shareholder value through our
industry-leading business mod-
el and strategy.”

In Europe, Nasdaq still has
the opportunity to link up with
other exchanges, which include
everything from the Deutsche
Boerse AG to Nordic exchange
operator OMX. Nasdaq has left

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ASSOCIATED BAHAMIAN DISTILLERS & BREWERS LTD

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

open the possibility of partner-
ing or acquiring exchanges in
Asia and is said to be in
advanced talks to buy a stake
in India’s Bombay Stock
Exchange.

The LSE itself might be eye-
ing similar deals with exchanges
in Europe and Asia. The British
exchange has built up a repu-
tation as being resilient, ana-
lysts said, and in 2000 rejected a
hostile. bid by Deutsche Boerse
only to turn around and make
its own offer for the Frankfurt-
based exchange.

The Nasdaq, meanwhile, isn’t
immune from a_ possible
takeover bid by the LSE or any
other suitor.

LSE Chief Executive Clara
Furse has repeatedly talked up
its independent growth
prospects over the past year and
said that every pursuit of her
company so far has been under-
valued. The exchange has also
been targeted by Australia’s
Macquarie Bank Ltd. and had
interest in the past from
Euronext.

For both the LSE and the
Nasdaq, there is a great need
to pick a strategy and execute
on it considering the pace of
consolidation. Failure to strike a
deal would leave them both
behind as exchanges move
toward a point where trading
stocks, bonds, commodities and
options can occur around the
clock and within multiple time
zones.

“It’s a ticking clock,” said
Easthope. “The sooner the bet-
ter for them to get their strategy
in’place and decide if they want
to partner, build or buy.”

e AP Business Writer Jane
Wardell in London contributed
to this report.

To all Shareholders of ABDAB.




Please be advised that a meeting of the Shareholders —
of the above company will be held on Wednesday
the 28th February 2007 at 4:00pm at the offices of
Burns House, 16 John F. Kennedy Drive, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Barry Newman .
Company Secretary

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WIN’'IT WORLWIDE MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000. ;

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February
8,2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 8th day of 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.

February 8, 2007

LAKEISHA COLLIE
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY












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is seeking candidates for the position of Business/Technology Information Security
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P.O. Box N-1576
Nassau, Bahamas
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Email: Gina.Wilson@citigroup.com



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Bahamians
in action
in the race
for indoors

By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

THE race to reach the
indoor championships is still
on and Bahamian collegiate
athletes are right in the mix.

While the weekend meets
are being used by some to
achieve qualifying standards
for the NCAA Indoor
Championships, the NAIA
Indoor Championships and
other conference champi-
onships, others are hoping
to perfect their skills.

Leading the way for

NCAA Indoor Champi-
onships.

In the weight throw event
at the Iowa State Classic,
Albury finished up eighth

In the series of throws,
Albury recorded 16.86m,
17.34m, 17.95m, FOUL,
16.86m and17.32m.

Albury moved onto the
shot putt where she finished
up sixth with a best of
15.57m, another provisional
marking.

Winning the event was
Ashley Muffet with 17.03m,
second was Kasey
Onwuchekwa with 16.96m

Also competing at the
meet was Trevor Barry in
the men’s long jump. "

Barry would soar into first
place with a leap of 7.59m,
finishing in second was
Tyrone Smith with a best of
7.58m and Paul Hubbard in
7.38m.

Andretti Bain hit the pro-
visional marker for the
NCAA Indoor Champi-
onships once again this
weekend, clocking 46.92

Winning the event was
Aaron Buzard in 46.57 sec-
onds, coming in second was
Lesiba Maheto with 46.76

hart in 46.82 seconds.
Laniece Clarke is return-

impressive time in the wom-
en’s 55m dash at the
DePauw Indoor Invitation- |
al. ,
Clarke, who now com- _— i
petes for McKendree Col-
lege, qualified for the finals
with a time of 7.30 seconds,
the third fastest time in the
event. |

She would shave off a few .
seconds in the finals, bu still
had to settle for third place,
clocking 7.25 seconds for
the spot. Winning the event
was Nicheshia Anderson of
Missouri Baptist in 7.06 sec-
onds, Bridgette Foreman
was second in 7.24 seconds.

Also competing.in the
meet was Kenton Taylor, in
the men’s 55m hurdles.

His time of 8.01 seconds
placed him in the top eight
in the field and a spot into
the finals.

In the finals Taylor would
have to settle for the eighth
spot in a time of 8.00 sec-
onds, winning the event was
Gentrell Skyes in 7.67 sec-
onds, Jason Bell was second i
in 7.69 seconds and Jessie i
King third in 7.71 seconds.

Petra Munroe got a taste
of the indoors on Saturday;
at the Findlay Open, heldin
Findlay, Ohio. i

Now competing unat- i
tached, Munroe led the field;
into the finals of the wom- i
en’s 60 metre dash with a
best of 7.66 seconds, she was

m BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

BASED on how the four pools are
stacked, Alfred Forbes said the 25th
anniversary Hugh Campbell Basket-
ball Classic could be the most com-
petitive.

Thig year’s classic is scheduled for
February 19-26 at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium and will feature seven
government schools and ten private
schools from New Providence, eight
from Grand Bahama, eight from the
Family Islands and one from outside
of the Bahamas.

Forbes, the former chairman of the
organising committee, who has the
responsibility of putting the pools
together, said the way they are
stacked, it makes it interesting to see



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gh Campbell ‘could

he most competitive’

who will emerge after a long-long
double elimination competition that
will feature 63 games.

“From the top seed down in each of
the pools, anything could happen,”
Forbes pointed out. “Mind you, the
leaders of the pools don’t have to be
the champions of the tournament.

“We have some competitive teams
- both here in New Providence and in
Grand Bahama - and we expect the
Family Island teams to be a little
stronger. There are about 8-10 teams
in this country who could win this
tournament.”

The CI Gibson Rattlers are the
defending champions, having knocked
off the Jack Hayward Wildcats from

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Grand Bahama in last year’s final.
“Bven though we look forward to
the teams that are the defending
champions to those who were there
before, we could very likely have a
new champion, or one who haven't
won ina long time,” Forbes projected.
“Eight Mile Rock might be the best
team coming out of Grand Bahama
and while they have played in the
tournament since it’s inception, they
have only won the title once. So they
could make a run for it this year.”
Forbes, however, is counting out
any of the other teams entered in the
tournament, especially those coming
in from Grand Bahama.
“Tabernacle has won as many titles

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followed by Ashley
Oliver in 7.95 seconds and i
Shannon Williamson in 8.02

_ seconds. {3

In the finals Munroe - |
clocked 7.65 seconds to take
the win over Williamson in
7.91 seconds and Oliver in
third with 7.92 seconds.

THE long awaited showdown between the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force basketball teams drew hundreds of
eager fans to the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym on Saturday
night...

The fierce, but friendly battle, gave the Royal
Bahamas Police Force bragging rights for the year
over the Royal Bahamas Defence Force — the Police

half time lead, but the Defence Force’s defence was
too much for them in the fourth quarter. The Defence
Force quickly closed a 10 point lead in the fourth
quarter, and were looking to take control of the game.

As time ticked by, the Defence Force team ran out
of steam, and Baker became the go to man. once
againfor the Police.

He ended the game with 15 points.

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~ Forbes looks ahead to the big event

as anybody and even though they are
not ranked, come tournament time,
they play as well as any team in the
tournament,” he stated.

“So you could look at them, I won't
say as dark horses, but as contenders.
Plus, we have Jack Hayward, who
played in the final last year. They
were eliminated from their playoffs,
but we can’t count them out.”

St. George’s, from all indications,
could be the sleeper. They are in con-
tention to win this year’s Grand |
Bahama title, which could make the
road to the final here even more excit-
ing.
From New Providence, Forbes said
the Rattlers are poised for another
run at the title,.but the CC Sweeting
Cobras are the next best team to
watch, followed by the CR Walker
Knights.

As for the private schools, Forbes
said it will be interesting to see who
will win the Bahamas Association of
Independent Secondary Schools’ ©
crown this week. ;

The Jordan Prince William Falcons
have the upper hand against the St.
John’s Giants going into game two

..tonight.at the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-

sium. .

“The winner of that series, according
to Forbes, will definitely be consid-
ered a contender for the Hugh Camp-
bell title.

Forbes said the Family Island teams
are fast improving and if they contin-
ue their trend, they should not be tak-
en lightly because last year North
Andros and SC Bootle both made
the 16 field.

“This 25th anniversary could be the
most competitive because we have
national championship match-ups in
all four pools,” he insisted. “So the
public can come out on Monday and

-watch a very exciting tournament.”

@ THE TEAMS

HERE'S a look at the team entered
in this year’s Hugh Campbell Basket-
ball Classic, scheduled for February |
19-26 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasi-
um.

Government schools from New
Providence - defending champions CI
Gibson, CC Sweeting, CR Walker,
Dame Doris Johnson, CV Bethel,
Government High and RM Bailey.

Private schools in New Providence -
Jordan Prince William, St. John's Col-
lege, St. Anne's, Mt. Carmel, Nassau
Christian’ Academy, Kingsway Acad-
emy, Galilee Academy, King's Col-
lege, Church of God and Aquinas Col-
lege. ‘

Grand Bahama schools - Eight Mile
Rock, Sir Jack Hayward, St. George's,
Tabernacle, Catholic High, Sunland
Lutheran, Alpha/Omega and Bishop
Eldon.

Family Island schools - North
Andros, SC Bootle, Bimini, Preston
Albury, South Andros, Harbour
Island, Mangrove Cay and Out Bight,
Cat Island. :

Visiting school - Turks and Caicos.

e Here's how the pools are set up:

Pool One

CI Gibson, Catholic High, St.
John's, Bishop, Government High,
Harbour Island, Mangrove Cay,
Galilee and Aquinas College.

Pool II

St. George's, CC Sweeting,
Alpha/Omega, Dame Dorins John-
son, St. Anne's, SC Bootle, Turks and
Cacios and Old Bight.

Pool lil

Eight Mile Rock, CR Walker, Sun-
land Lutheran, RM Bailey, Mt.
Carmel, Church of God, North
Andros, Bimini and King's College.
- Pool IV

Jordan Prince William, Tabernacle
Christian Academy, CV Bethel, Sit
Jack Hayward, Nassau Christian
Academy, Kingsway ACademy, South
Andros and Preston Albury,

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PAGE 2E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007

US, Roddick
hounce Czechs

from Davis Cup

@ TENNIS
OSTRAVA,
Czech Republic
Associated Press

ANDY RODDICK kicked
the red powder off his shoes
one last time Sunday, happy
to be done with clay and
ready to return to the hard-
courts back-home for the
Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Roddick beat Tomas
Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Sunday to lead the United
States to a 4-1 victory over

--» the Czech Republic in the
’ first round of the World
Group.

“As far as the weight of the
situation goes,” Roddick said,
“It definitely could be one of
my best matches on clay.”

The victory gave the Amer-
icans an insurmountable lead
in the best-of-five format, and
Roddick ran his record to 8-0
in Davis Cup matches with
victory on the line. In the final
match, which had no bearing
on the outcome, Bob Bryan
beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5),
6-4.

The United States will next
play Spain in Winston-Salem,
N.C., in April. It will be a
rematch of the 2004 final in
Seville, when the Spanish
host§ beat the Americans on
clay spread so thick it took
any sting out of the U.S.
game.

“It was similar to a sand-

_ box,” Roddick recalled.
‘. . Now the Spaniards, likely
-*- led by Rafael Nadal, can
expect something faster.

“I’m sure we will return the
favor, and I’m sure the court
probably won’t be too slow,”
Roddick said.

Other World Group win-
ners in the first round were:
defending champion Russia
(at Chile), Sweden (at
Belarus), Germany (home

against Croatia), Spain (at ©

Switzerland), France (home
against Romania), Argentina
(at Austria) and Belgium (at

-< home against Australia).
3+‘ The other pairings for the
“April 6 quarterfinals are:
France-Russia, Germany-Bel-
gium and Sweden-Argentina.

Roddick, ranked No. 4 and
winner of the 2003 U.S.
Open, displayed an overpow-
ering serve and a solid base-
line game. He mastered not
only the clay but a partisan
crowd and one of the game’s
rising stars to raise his Davis
Cup record to 22-9.

“It is one of his biggest
wins, certainly in Davis Cup
— one of his most impressive
wins,” captain Patrick McEn-
roe. said

The Americans had not
won a Davis Cup World
Group series on clay in a
decade, but Roddick broke
the streak when Berdych net-
ted a return of serve in the
fourth-set tiebreaker.

“We saw today why Andy
Roddick is the fourth best
player in the world,” Czech
coach Jaroslav Navratil said.

The United States leads all
nations with 31 Davis Cup
titles. But the Americans are
looking to end their longest

... Davis Cup drought, which
dates to 1995.

“It is a statistic I don’t like,”

the 24-year-old Roddick said.

“Especially eonsidering I have’

been on the team for my sev-
enth year now.” .

On Friday, Roddick
downed Ivo Minar in four sets
before Berdych beat James
Blake in four sets. The U.S.
went up 2-1 Saturday on a
doubles victory by twins Bob
and Mike Bryan.

The Roddick-Berdych
match featured two tall play-
ers wielding big serves.

. Berdych, ranked No. 12 and
his country’s biggest star at
21, maintained the pressure
and Roddick was the first to
crack. .

In the seventh game, the
Czech hit a couple of base-
line winners and sealed the
game with a subtle drop shot.
The home crowd sensed
another victory from Berdych
and the prospect of a decisive

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Alkena Saunders issues a—
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m@ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

. ALKENA ‘Ali’ Saunders
said Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’
Mackey is the man and to
beat the man, he has to fight
him.

So on Sunday, Saunders
officially issued a challenge
to fight Mackey for his
Bahamas super middleweight
title.

Ray Minus Jr., who trains
both fighters, said First Class
Promotions is looking at the
possibility of hosting the
fight on their second show
for the year on March 1.

“We need approval from
the Bahamas boxing Com-
mission, but once Jermaine
Mackey has agreed to do it,
the fight is on,” said Minus
Jr., who spoke on behalf of
the promotional group, head-
ed by his wife Michelle.

What’s interesting to note
is that both Saunders and
Mackey have been close
friends from high school.
They even stood in each oth-
er’s weddings as best man.

“It’s nothing personal. It

‘could only be one champi-

on,” Minus Jr. stressed. “It’s
a hard sell for the promoter
because these guys are like
her kids. Her two boys are
going to slug it out.

Professional

“But for me, as their
coach, I’m more professional
where Ray Minus Jr. just
wants to see them fight. So
that’s fine. We’re ready to
get it to go.”

Saunders, 25, is year and a
half younger than Mackey.

“There’s a lot of fighters
out there, but not at a level
where they can put ona
good fight,” he said. “You

can take them on and beat
‘them down, but nobody will

recognise you.

“Going up against the
champ, it’s going to be a fight
that everybody will remem-
ber and one that everybody
will want to see again.”

Remember the three
episodes that Minus Jr. had
with his former sparring part-
ner Quincy ‘Thrill-A-Minute’
Pratt? Or how about the two
showdowns that Mackey had
against ‘Marvelous’ Marvin
Smith when he won and suc-
cessfully defended his title?

The question is: Can a
Saunders-Mackey fight rival
those two match-ups?

- “Choo Choo is a very good
fighter. He surprised me with
his last fight,” Mackey stated.
“He had me scared when I
watched the fight. I thought

he would have probably lost .

it.

: “T was still pulling for him
and I’m glad he won it. But
there’s nothing personal
against him. Right now he’s
the man and in order for me

“to beat the man, I would

have to take him on.”
Saunders said they grew up
together and they emerged
as best friends over the
years. And he said, at the
end of the day, they will still
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w ALKENA ‘Ali’ Saunders (right) wants to challenge Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey for his Bahamas super middleweight title.

At left is Ray Minus Jr., the trainer of both Saunders and Mackey.

“Nobody likes to go into a
fight and come out with a
loss,” Saunders stressed.
“But obviously, Choo Choo
is a fierce competitor and a
tough fighter at that too.

“But I know if the fight is »
on, I can’t say that he won’t
be going all out and I think I
would be lying to myself if I
say that I would be holding
back. There’s going to be no
holding back., It’s going to
be all business.”

While Mackey has the
more impressive record at
13-1 and has the reach
advantage, plus he’s a south-
paw, Saunders said he’s con-
fident that at 6-2-1, he has
the ability to put on a good
showing.

One other major differ-
ence in the two fighters is the
fact that Saunders has never
fought in a fight scheduled
for more than six rounds.

But he has vowed that
once he can get out and
“work on his endurance,” he
should be a much better
position to mound a serious
challenge against Smith
for the scheduled 12 round
fight.

“I think I will have to step
up my training to go the
extra mile,” he insisted.

“I will probably listen to

_ my coach (Minus Jr.) a little

more.

“I’ve been giving him a
hard time in the gym recent-
ly.
“I know it’s all for the best,
so I just have to do it.”

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Grieving Chandra —
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or support after

her mother’s death .

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter
THREE years ago, an

emotional Golden Girl —
' Chandra Sturrup made a

plea for the public to sup-
port her mother, Deborah
Dean, as she battled the
deadly cancerous disease -
multiple myeloma.

On Friday, the national
100 metre record holder
thanked the public for. their
support and encouragement
after her mother passed
away at the age of 51.

“I’m fine right now and
I’m taking it one day at.a
time,” said Sturrup, as she
reflected on the life of her
mother. “I had my
moments, but I’m holding
up a lot stronger than I
thought I would.”

Sturrup, who has had to take a break from
her return to the international scene to be
with the rest of her family in their time of
bereavement, said her mom has been in con-
tact with a lot of people and she’s been an
inspiration for just about all of them.

“She always had a lively spirit trying to
cheer you up,” Sturrup pointed out. “She’s
gone, but everybody who came in contact
with her, got to know a good person.

“Tn some ways, they learned from her. She
tried to help as best as she could.”

Sturrup, whose mother was her “tower of
strength,” said that she has a lot of personal
memories that she will cherish for the rest of

her life.

“Most of all, I’m going to miss talking to
her every day. I mean we used to talk every
day, for the least little things,” she stated.
“We would just call each other just to talk.”

Dean, although hampered by her illness
over the last few years, made it a point to
travel to many of the international meets to
watch her daughter and the rest of the

Bahamian team perform.

In fact, Dean also assisted the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associations with
fund raising events and even providing t-



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being out of

atmosphere.”
Right now,

shirts for the athletes and
the fans, in particular, to
wear.

Her last trip was at the
IAAF World Outdoor
Championships in 2005 in
Helsinki, Finland. It was a
trip that Dean was not
expected to attend, but she
surprised Sturrup when she
showed up.

While she’s planning the
funeral services, Sturrup
said her goal is to continue
running this year and she
has vowed to dedicate her
performance to her moth-
er.

“T just think I’ve been
strong through the years, so
I know I can do it,” she stat-
ed. “I just have to be
strong.”

Last month, Sturrup
made her return to the
international scene, but she

didn’t advance out of the final in the wom-
en’s 60 metres in Europe.
Sturrup said it was hilarious because after

six months and now coached

by herself, she just wanted to see where she
stood and what she needed to work on.

“I didn’t expect to run that bad, but it was
more fun for me,” he stated. “I just wanted
to get back out there and competing in that

Sturrup said her aim is just to

take care of business before she re-focuses

on her career.
In the meantime, she expressed her thanks -
to the Bahamian people for their support.

“J would like to thank everybody on behalf

well through

her.

of my mom and myself,” she stated. “I know
she was very thankful for what support she
got from the public.

“It’s been a real help for people pulling
and praying for us. I know a lot of people
were surprised to see her when she came
out for the appeal in 2004.” *

Sturrup said her mother handled herself

her ordeal and she certainly

lived her life to the fullest and she was
appreciative of everybody who supported

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MILLER TIME: Bode Miller reacts
after finishing the Men’s Downhill

- at the World Alpine Ski
Championships in Are, Sweden,
on Sunday.

‘Miller coming
to terms with
authority

BY ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press
ARE, Sweden — Bode Miller is
coming to terms with the fact that his
team won’t let him run wild anymore.

After relinquishing his downhill
title with a seventh-place finish at the
world championships Sunday, Miller
acknowledged he’s been warned to
keep his behavior under control.

“We've been talking about.it all
year,” Miller said. “I think we’re defi-
nitely on the same page. It’s been a -

_. challenge for both of us all year with
all the different issues we always con-
front.

“It’s been the same for 10 years
with me. I’m just a challenging athlete
to work with, and in my mind, they’re
a challenging administrative to work
with, but we get through it.”

. Bill Marolt, president and CEO of
the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Associa-
tion, and U.S. Alpine director Jesse
Hunt refused to elaborate on the
warnings.

“We're dealing with Bode,” Hunt
told The Associated Press. “Outside
of that it’s an old story. We have our
policies. We managed our policies,
and that’s what we’re doing.”

_ Miller’s best result through three
events at these championships was
his sixth-place finish in Thursday’s
combined race, after leading the
downhill portion of the event. He was
24th in the super-G that opened the
competition.

OLYMPIC FAILURE:

At last year’s Turin Olympics,
Miller failed to medal in all five of his
events. He left the games with more
headlines for his late-night partying
than his skiing.

Under new team rules designed
mainly for him this season, Miller is
no longer allowed to sleep in his per-
sonal trailer. He is supposed to report
to the team hotel by 10 p.m. each
night.

- While the local papers still print

_ photos of him in bars each night,
Miller appears more focused at these
championships.

In the downhill, Miller had a faster
first split time than eventual, winner
Aksel Lund Svindal. Heavy fog
descended on the middle of the
course during his run, though, and
when the American emerged he had

_ lost his lead.

“You just couldn’t see,” Miller said.
“It was unbelievable how flat the light
was. I skied well on the parts where I
could see it, where I could ski hard.”

The start of the race was delayed
for 15 minutes due to the fog, then
interrupted again midway through,
before Miller skied.

~ “I’m not too disappointed because
that’s really all I could do,” Miller
said. “I think if anybody ran with the
conditions exactly the way I ran they
would have a tough time beating me.”

Miller didn’t think the race should
have been stopped, however, and he *
acknowledged that Svindal was a
worthy winner.

Svindal also won the downhill at
the World Cup finals on this course
last year.

UPSET WITH MEDIA

Miller hadn’t met with the media
. since before the championships
began. He was apparently upset about
the continual coverage of his partying
habits.

“For most people, especially in the
U.S., ski racing is not as big. For them,
a partying story seems more excit-
ing,” Miller said. “That’s where you
sell your media.

“T don’t really blame the media, it’s
just easier for me if I don’t get
involved, then I don’t have to worry

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BY DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Any-
one worried that Phil Mickelson
was emotionally scarred by that
U.S. Open collapse can relax.

Mickelson finally got his season
on track Sunday by closing with a
6-under 66 under surprising sun-
shine to tie the tournament record
at the Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am and win by five shots for
the 30th victory of his career. °

Mickelson overcame a double
bogey with a lost ball early in the
round with three birdies in a four-
hole stretch along the ocean, turn-
ing a tight race into another run-
away. He matched the largest mar-
gin of victory at this tournament,
winning by five shots over Kevin
Sutherland.

It was the llth time in 15 seasons

GOLF | PEEBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM

Mickelson rebounds to take title

that Mickelson won on the West
Coast Swing, and the timing
couldn’t have been better. He had
started his season slowly, allowing
the conversation to linger on his
gaffe last summer at Winged Foot,
when he chopped his way to a dou-
ble bogey on the final hole to lose

. the U.S! Open.

Now, he looks as if he’s about to
hit his stride.

Mickelson finished at 20-under
268, tying the tournament record at
Pebble Beach set in 1997 by Mark
O’Meara. He earned $990,000,
making him the third person in
tour history to surpass $40 million
in career earnings.

Sutherland, in the final group
for the second time in three weeks,
hit over the ninth green and took
double bogey to fall out of conten-
tion. He also missed a half-dozen

putts inside 8 feet, but his birdie on
the 18th for a 71 gave him second

place and kept Mickelson from the.

largest margin of victory since
Bing Crosby created this tourna-
ment in 1937.

John Mallinger, a 27- -year- -old
rookie, closed with a 71 and fin-
ished third. He had the lead for
about 15 minutes after making
birdie on the par-5 sixth, while
Mickelson in the group behind him
lost his tee shot and took double
bogey on No. 5.

No one could keep up with
Mickelson, however.

He dropped only one shot the
rest of the round and easily won
Pebble Beach for the third time in
his career. O’Meara with five titles
at Pebble is the only player with

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HIS LITTLE TROPHY: Phil
Mickelson hugs his daughter
Sophia after winning the
Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am on.Sunday.

PRO BASKETBALL | CHICAGO 116, PHOENIX 103

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TOM HOOD/AP

MOVING THE BALL: Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, left, passes the ball while being defended by Suns center Pat Burke, right, in the first half
on Sunday in Phoenix. Chicago center Ben Wallace follows the play.

Hinrich leads as Bulls snap pair of losing streaks

BY BOB BAUM
Associated Press

PHOENIX — Kirk Hinrich
scored 14 of his 29 points in the
fourth quarter Sunday night, and
the Chicago Bulls completed a sev-
en-game road trip with 116-103 vic-
tory. over the severely short-
handed Phoenix Suns.

The Bulls snapped an eight-
game losing streak in Phoenix and
a three-game skid overall. Chicago
last beat the Suns on the road when

the Michael Jordan-led Bulls did it
on Nov. 20, 1996.

Phoenix played without Steve
Nash, the league’s two-time
defending MVP, for the third con-
secutive game — the last two of
them losses — because of a sore
right shoulder. The Suns also
didn’t have starter Boris Diaw
because of back spasms.

The Suns were beaten by dou-
ble digits for the first time this sea-
son. Phoenix also lost its third

BY RAF CASERT
Associated Press

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Andy Rod-
dick kicked the red powder off his shoes one
last time Sunday, happy to be done with clay
and ready to return to the hardcourts back
home for the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Roddick beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2,

straight at home, the first time
that’s happened since the start of
the 2004-05 season.

Luol Deng also scored 29 for
Chicago, and Ben Gordon added
27. ‘

Leandro Barbosa scored 19 of
his 26 points in the second half,
when the Suns rallied from 15
down to take a seven-point lead.
Amare Stoudemire also scored 26
for Phoenix, which shot 41 percent
for the night to the Bulls’ 51 per-

TENNIS | DAVIS CUP

Roddick victorious and U.S advances

matches with victory on the line. In the final
match, which had no bearing on the outcome,
Bob Bryan beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The United States will next play Spain in
Winston-Salem, N.C., in April. It will be a
rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the
Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay
spread so thick it took any sting out of the U.S.

7-6 (7-4) Sunday to lead the United States toa game.

4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the first

round of the World Group.

“As far as the weight of the situation goes,”
Roddick said, “It definitely could be one of my

best matches on clay.”

recalled.

The victory gave the Americans an insur-
mountable lead in the best-of-five format, and
Roddick ran his record to 8-0 in Davis Cup

“Tt was similar to a sandbox,” Roddick

Now the Spaniards, likely led by Rafael
Nadal, can expect something faster.

cent.

Chicago dominated the fourth
quarter 37-19, despite playing its
third road game in four nights and
seventh in ll days. It was the sec-
ond fourth-quarter collapse for the
Nash-less Suns. They gave up 40
fourth-quarter points in a home
loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Hinrich, 5-for-7 on 3-pointers,
scored eight, including a pair of 3s,
in a 10-3 run that put Chicago
ahead for good.



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CHEEKY RETURN: Andy Roddick of the U.S.
returns a ball to Czech Tomas Berdych
during their Davis Cup match on Sunday.





4E,| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007_ INTERNATIONAL EDITION

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NBA EXTRA |

RAPTORS AT BULLS, 8:30 P.M. TUESDAY

The Raptors are making the Atlantic Division somewhat
respectable, surging into the lead and becoming a

legitimate playoff team. And they're actually worth
watching. Chris Bosh has become a top-of-the-line power

forward. The Bulls will be a true test of Toronto’s

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had a party at his
recording studio
called Paisley Park,
and it was this huge warehouse with different
rooms in it and different recording studios in
it. It was an incredible place. There was about
a foot of snow on the ground outside, and the
place still was packed. The party started at
like 1:30 in the morning, and he came out at
around 3:30, 4 o’clock, because the place had
a stage in there. And he performed - put ona
concert. It was incredible. And he didn’t walk
out on the stage. They lowered him down
from up in the rafters. This place was huge.
Plus, the place was laced in purple. He had live
mannedauins, people that were posed as man-

-nequins in the place that were half-naked. In
each corner of the place, people just standing
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being traded from the Hawks. Back then, he
averaged nearly 20 points a game and had lit- |
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scoring. But with the Mavericks, Terry has
become a more selective shooter, which
helps his shooting percentage but not his fan-
tasy value. He still provides three-pointers
and can drop 20-plus points on any given.
night, but he easily is a third option now.

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player Terry replaced when he was traded to |
the Mavericks before the 2004-05 season.
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two less rebounds
than last season,
and his shooting
percentage fell
from 52.3 percent
last season to 44.4
this season.

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all season. With
Webber in the mid-
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passer or scorer, it
gives the Pistons
five legitimate
scoring options.
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BY ISRAEL GUTIERREZ

RAPTORS
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CAVALIERS AT LAKERS, 10:30 P.M. THURSDAY, TNT

‘The Lakers are still trying to figure out how to regain the Sete!
consistency they had earlier in the season, and playing big :
games was a big part of that success. Lamar Odom has
struggled since returning from his knee injury, and Kobe Bryant
is still trying to find that balance between facilitator and scorer.
LeBron James is also struggling with his team’s offense and his
team is suffering through its usual midseason slump.





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deron, above, has averaged more than 13

points and eight assists. His anonymity makes the Raptors a sleeper, coach Sam Mitchell said.

Positioning for push

he Heat isn’t the only team
| that plans on making a sig-
nificant push up the stand-

ings after the All-Star break.

In fact, there are a few teams
that could make a surprising
climb. The Toronto Raptors,
New Orleans Hornets and Sacra-
mento Kings might have just
enough ingredients to be the sur-



prise teams of
' the unofficial
second half of
the season.
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IN MY OPINION noise in recent
ISRAEL weeks, climbing
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sion with a win-
ning record and an All-Star
starter leading the way. Chris
Bosh averaged 31.5 points on 59.4
percent shooting in four games
entering the weekend, and in his
fourth year is becoming the
Kevin Garnett clone that experts
predicted he would be coming
out of the 2003 Draft.

“When he’s making his jump
shot and getting to the basket, he
is just hard to guard,” Raptors
coach Sam Mitchell said.

But Bosh isn’t the only reason
the Raptors could be a significant
force in the final few months.
They have a two-headed point
guard tandem in Jose Calderon
and T.J. Ford that averages a
combined 23.2 points, 12.7 assists
and is shooting 48 percent. Ford
has been suffering from a sore
ankle and coming off the bench
because of it, but the Raptors
haven't lost much in terms of
production. Against the Magic on
Wednesday, while Bosh was put-

ting up 41 points, Calderon and
Ford had 10 points and 11 assists
apiece; marking the first time -
since 1997 that two Raptors have
put up, double-figure assists,
Since taking over for Ford as the
starter, Calderon is averaging
more than 13 points, eight assists
and 57 percent shooting. If you're
stil] not sure who Calderon is,
that’s part of why Mitchell
believes the team can succeed.
“Our advantage here is that
people still don’t recognize or .
really respect the names on the
jerseys of our guys,” Mitchell
said. “Everyone knows who Chris
Bosh and is and T.J. Ford are, but

‘when you start talking about

[Andrea] Bargnani, and [Jorge]
Garbajosa and [Anthony] Parker,
and Calderon and names like
[Joey] Graham ... to most teams
those are just names. That’s our
advantage, I think.” :

The Hornets’ advantage is that
two relatively big names have
returned to the everyday lineup.
New Orleans entered the week-
end having won Il of 16, which
partially coincided with the
return of David West, who
played in 12 of those games, and
Chris Paul, who was played in
six.

West in particular has been a
major reason for the Hornets
success after missing most of the
season with a wrist injury. West
put up five double-doubles in his
first 12 games back and has
scored 20-plus points four times.
He’s exactly the post-up presence
the team had been lacking.

And with Paul back directing
traffic, the Hornets are just three
games back in the loss column of
the final playoff seed. Though
Peja Stojakovic still is on the

WHO HAS THE EDGE?

mend, the Hornets could redis-
cover the formula that had them
starting the season with an 8-3
record. The team is already capa=
ble of playing playoff-caliber
defense, having held six consecu-
tive opponents below 100 points
and 42 percent shooting before
running into a hot-shooting
Kings team.

And it’s those Kings who
eventually could battle the Hor-
nets for a playoff spot. The team
still is struggling with its identity,
scoring 117 points and losing to
the Grizzlies one night, then
scoring just 86 and beating the
Bulls another night. But some of
the internal conflicts that were
creating problems have subsided
enough for the Kings to win at a
decent pace, coming into the
weekend on a four-game win
streak. ;

After attempting to be an
offensive force in the first two
months, Ron Artest was more
selective in January, and as a
result shot 50.4 percent during
the month after hitting on just
37.6 percent in November and
December. He has also turned it
up on the defensive end lately,
holding Carmelo Anthony toa
season-worst 7-of-25 shooting
last Saturday.

Offensively, some might have
expected Kevin Martin’s produc-
tion to slide as the season prog-
ressed, but he hasn’t fallen off,
averaging 23.2 points on 52.4 per-
cent shooting in his last seven
games coming into the weekend.

Though the Western Confer-
ence clearly is top-heavy, the bot-
tom playoff seeds remain attain-
able, with the Hornets and Kings
looking to sneak into one of those
spots.

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EASTERN
CONFERENCE







Though the Bulls have
been rumored in all kinds of
trade talks, most recently
involving Memphis’ Pau
Gasol, the growing sentiment
is that the Bulls don’t want to
mess with their core. Kirk Hin-
rich’s gut instinct is that the
team will stay put. “For what-
ever reason, | have a hard
time believing [general man-
ager John Paxson] is going to
make amove.”... There were
some conspiracy theorists
saying that Paul Pierce’s
recent elbow infection that
delayed his return until Friday
was just a way for the Celtics °
to worsen their recordand -_
better their position in the
Greg Oden sweepstakes.
“Really? Well, | can verify it. |
saw his elbow,” Celtics for-
ward Wally Szezerbiak said.

> The Nets’ biggest problem

this season isn’t the absence
of Richard Jefferson, it’s that
every game has a fourth quar-
ter. The Nets are 19-9 this sea-
son when leading after three
quarters. They were 40-1in
those situations last year... .

Damon Jones again is thrust- . °°

ing himself into the media
spotlight. He was featured Fri-
day in USA Today for being
the league’s self-proclaimed
best dresser. And he has yet
to stop talking since he found
out he will be in the All-Star
three-point shooting contest.
“P’'m the best shooter in the

world, and I'll be on the best + | >»
stage. | believe in my abilities.. °

I'm very excited. That’s why I
can't stop talking,” he said.

WESTERN
CONFERENCE







Grizzlies owner Michael _ -
Heisley isn’t the person who

would pull the trigger on any .~

trades, but he is saying that
no one has offered anything
significant for forward Pau

Gasol. “| haven't heard of any- ;

body making an offer we'd
have interest in,” he said. “I’m
not the guy making the trade.

But | know we're not going to: |

trade Pau Gasol-just to reduce

the payroll.” ... The Clippers nae

continue to be inconsistent,
as does Corey Maggette’s
playing time. After not play-
ing in the second half of a loss
to the Knicks, Maggette said it
was more of coach Mike Dun-
leavy’s inexplicable treat-
ment. “I don’t get it, | really
don't,” Maggette said. “It’s
crazy. | put in work. | deserve
to play. It’s totally mind-bog-
gling to me. Why? Why? Give
mean excuse, give me some-

thing, just tell me something., «

ma grown man. | can take
it”... When he was with the
Bulls, Ron Artest wasn’t as
well known as he is now - or
as well paid. So he once tried
to apply for a job at Circuit
City just for the employee dis-
count. It didn’t work. “It only
lasted an hour,” Artest said.
“[But] it got in the paper, and
| didn’t want people to start
coming around me too much.
| still want to do that one day.”

WHO HAS IMPROVED MOST SINCE THE SEASON BEGAN, MIKE MILLER OR ANDRE IGUODALA?

Miller’s struggles early in the season mirrored those of his team, and there were a couple of reasons
for it. First, his primary post presence, Pau Gasol, was out until mid-December with a foot injury. And
second, his coach, Mike Fratello, was running a more conservative offense that didn’t allow for many big
numbers for Miller. But since averaging just 13.6 points and shooting 38 percent from three-point range
in the season's first 21 games, Miller has catapulted his averages by scoring 21.3 points a game in the 29
games that followed, and shooting 45.2 percent from three-point range. The freedom of the offense
since Fratello’s firing Dec. 29 has allowed Miller more freedom.

Iguodala was being held back early this season as well, but it wasn’t because he was missing a team-
mate. It was because he had Allen Iverson as a teammate. In the season’s first 17 games - before Iverson
was deactivated and then traded to the Nuggets - Iguodala was just another complementary player,
averaging 13.6 points through his first 17 games with 4.4 assists and getting to the foul line 5.1 times a
game. Since Iverson left, Iguodala has averaged 19.7 points, 5.9 assists and 7.9 foul shots a game.

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Gators get a sweet 16th consecutive victory

Bi Corey Brewer scored 16
points to help UF survive a
late scare and earnits 16th
straight win.

Miami Herald Staff and Wire Reports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Corey
Brewer scored 16 points, and
top-ranked Florida held off
No. 20 Kentucky 64-61 on Sat-
urday night for its 16th consec-
utive victory.

Ramel Bradley missed a
three-point try that could have
tied it as time expired, sealing
the Gators’ fifth win in a row
against Kentucky.

“I got over to the wing and
picked up my dribble, so I had
to shoot,” Bradley said. “I
didn’t have enough time to
pass. I got a good look and
thought it was going to fall, but
it was short.”

Florida (23-2, 10-0 South-
eastern Conference) was up
63-54 with 20 seconds left
before Bradley hit consecutive
threes to cut the margin to
three. Prior to that, Kentucky
had made just 1 of 19 attempts
from beyond the arc and was
threatening the school-worst
l-of-19 performance set in

MEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

2002 against South Carolina.

“We made some bad plays
at the end,” Brewer said.

“Bradley hit some clutch
three-pointers though and the
whole team didn’t give up. I
give them a lot of credit for
that.”

It had been 20 years since
the Wildcats, college basket-

ball’s winningest program, lost

five times in a row to one
opponent. Tennessee was the
last to do it from 1975-77. No
team has beaten Kentucky in
six consecutive games.

Randolph Morris had 18
points for the Wildcats (18-6,
7-3).

A record crowd of 24,465
was hoping to see Kentucky’s
400th victory at Rupp Arena.

Instead, the Gators won
back-to-back games in the
building for the first time since
1988-89.

Brewer made some clutch
free throws within the final
seconds to seal the victory.

“When you're on the line,
24,000 people — you try to
block them out,” Brewer said.

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HAPPY TERPS: The Maryland Terrapins celebrate their
72-60 victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday.

Gist, Vasquez lead
Maryland upset
of No. 16 Duke

Associated Press
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
James Gist had 16 points and
10 rebounds, freshman Greivis
Vasquez scored a season-high
18, and Maryland handed No.
16 Duke its fourth straight loss
72-60 Sunday, the Blue Devils’
longest skid in 11 seasons.

Maryland (18-7, 4-6 Atlantic
Coast Conference) took con-
trol with a 29-4 run in the first
half, then used a late surge to
hold off a comeback bid by the
skidding Blue Devils (18-7,
5-6).

Josh McRoberts scored 20
points and Greg Paulus had 12
for Duke. The Blue Devils’

', previous three losses were by

a combined nine points, but
this one wasn’t that close after
Maryland took the lead for
good at 8-7. ;

Duke’s last four-game los-
ing streak was from Jan. 3-13,
1996,

The Blue Devils cut a 20-
point deficit to 58-52 before
Ekene Ibekwe and Mike Jones
had two baskets apiece in a
10-2 spree that made it 68-54
with 3:33 left.

That was enough to assure
the Terrapins an important
victory in their bid to get back
into the NCAA tournament
after a two-year absence.

Down 40-28 at halftime,
Duke closed to 50-43 on a
three-point play by McRob-
erts. Vasquez followed with a
tough layup, then added a fol-
low-shot for an 11-point cush-
ion.

But the Blue Devils weren’t
done. A driving layup by
Pocius Martynas and a dunk
by McRoberts made it 56-50
with 9:51 to go, and Maryland
coach Gary Williams quickly
called a timeout in an effort to
stop the momentum shift.



It didn’t work. The Terra-
pins committed a turnover fol-
lowing the break, and fresh-
man Eric Hayes botched a
layup on their next possession.
Duke wasn’t any better, how-
ever, and Vasquez snapped a
series of missed shots and
turnovers with a layup for an
eight-point lead.

Maryland went 16-for-29
from the floor and forced 12
turnovers in the first half.

e Washington 64, No.
25 Stanford 52: In Seattle,
Spencer Hawes scored 18
points and Jon Brockman
added 14 points and 10
rebounds as Washington
defeated No. 25 Stanford 64-52
on Sunday night.

Hawes started for the first
time in seven games and out-
scored plodding Stanford 8-4
during the first 10 minutes of
the second half, when the Car-
dinal made just one of their
first eight shots. He also fin-
ished with seven rebounds.

Washington (16-8, 6-7
Pac-10) kept its flickering
NCAA tournament hopes
alive by winning for the fifth
time in six games. The Hus-
kies have won nine of their
last 10 home games against
ranked teams.

Stanford’s Lawrence Hill
scored 15 points after missing
all 10 of his shots in Thursday
night’s loss at No. 14 Washing-
ton State. It wasn’t enough, as
the Cardinal (15-8, 7-5) lost for
the third time in four games
since beating then-No. 3
UCLA.

Hill missed his first three
shots during the first 14 min-
utes of the second half, when
the game turned. Washington
held Stanford to six points
over that span, and Hawes
scored 10 points as the Hus-
kies took a 54-38 lead.

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WOMEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

Top-ranked Duke turns to its defense

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
— Lindsey Harding and Joy
Cheek scored 13 points apiece
and top-ranked Duke over-
came a sputtering offense to
remain the nation’s only
unbeaten team with a 77-45
win over Wake Forest on
Sunday.

Wanisha Smith added 11
points for the Blue Devils
(26-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast
Conference), who beat’ the
Demon Deacons for the 30th
consecutive time. "

Alex Tchangoue and Cor-
inne Groves scored 15 points
each and Groves added 10
rebounds for the Demon Dea-
cons (9-15, 0-10), who last beat
Duke in the 1993 ACC tourna-
ment.

Three days after knocking
off archrival and No. 2 North
Carolina in an emotional bat-
tle of unbeatens, the Blue
Devils looked sluggish for
more than a half against the
last-place Demon Deacons.
However, Duke ended the
game with a 40-16 run to win
its 68th straight game against
unranked teams.

e No. 3 Tennessee 84,
Kentucky 62: In Knoxville,
Tenn., Candace Parker scored
22 of her 31 points in the first
half and third-ranked Tennes-
see cruised past Kentucky.

Sidney Spencer and Shan-
non Bobbitt each scored 12
points, and Alex Fuller had 11
for the Lady Vols (23-2, 10-0
Southeastern Conference),
who honored members of its
1987 team that won the
school’s first national champi-

-onship and other former play-

ers at halftime.

Kentucky coach Mickie
DeMoss was an assistant to
coach Pat Summitt in 1987,
but her reunion was not as
fun. Sarah Elliott led the
Wildcats (16-10, 5-6) with 21
points and 10 rebounds, and
Jennifer Humphrey added 15.

e No. 4 Ohio State 69,
Ilinois 60: In Champaign,
Ill., Jessica Davenport scored
28 points and Marscilla
Packer added 17 as Ohio State
won in its first game since
second-leading scorer Bran-
die Hoskins was lost for the
season after tearing her left
Achilles’ tendon.

Davenport, averaging 17.6
points and 9.4 rebounds com-
ing in to this game, played all
40 minutes for the Buckeyes
(23-1, 12-0 Big Ten), drawing
Illinois’ defensive focus and
creating open outside shots
for her teammates.

Jenna Smith hit a pair of
free throws to pull the Illini to
52-47 with 6:05 to go. How-
ever, Davenport made a
jumper to push the Buckeyes’
lead back to seven with 5:48
left.

Illinois (16-8, 6-6) tried to
chip away, but the Buckeyes
made five of their last six free
throws to seal the win.

e No. 5 Connecticut 72,

No. 7 LSU 71: In Baton



SU ORIG RIN Oren

Rouge, La., Renee Montgom-
ery hit a 3-pointer with 6.7
seconds left to lift Connecti-
cut.

Porsha Phillips hit a buzz-
er-beater from the top of the
key, sending the home crowd
and LSU bench into ‘a brief
moment of pandemonium
before referees confirmed
that Phillips’ foot was on the

‘line, meaning it was a two-.

point shot, not a tying 3.
Montgomery finished with
20 points and hit five 3-point-
ers, several from well behind
the line as UConn (22-2) won
its eighth. straight. Tina
Charles had 17 points and

nine rebounds for Huskies, |

while Kalana Greene had 15
points. 2h es

Sylvia Fowles led LSU
(22-4) with 22 points and 17
rebounds. Quianna Chaney
had 16 points, including a
quick-release baseline jumper
on an inbound pass that tied
the score at 69 with 17.1 sec-
onds lett.

e No. 6 Maryland 83,
Virginia 74: In Charlottes-
ville, Va., Crystal Langhorne
had 19 points and 15 rebounds
and No. 6 Maryland coasted
past Virginia.

Langhorne, one of two
Terrapins with double figures
in points and rebounds by
halftime, also had four assists
as Maryland (24-3, 8-3 Atlan-
tic Coast Conference) had a
52-42 edge in rebounding.
Marissa Coleman added 18
points and 12 rebounds.

Monica Wright had 19
points and Sharnee Zoll
added 14 for Virginia (14-1],
3-7), which had its two-game
winning streak snapped and
lost at its new John Paul Jones
Arena for the fifth time in 16
games this season. The Cava-
liers saw their hopes of mak-
ing a push for the NCAA tour-
nament damaged by another
lopsided loss.

. @ No. 8 George Wash-
ington 75, St. Bonaventure
41: In Washington, D.C.,
Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kenan
Cole had 15 points apiece, and
Jessica Adair and Kimberly

but other than that, you’ve got
to be constant when you get to
the line.”

During practices this week,
Kentucky players watched
footage of a game between the

two teams in 2003 in which

Florida came in No. 1 but
instead was walloped by the
Wildcats 70-55.

This one was far different,
both in the outcome and the
margin.

Taureen Green nailed a
three-pointer with eight min-
utes to go in the first half that
gave the Gators their biggest
lead at 30-14. But Kentucky fol-
lowed seconds later with a
10-0 run, pulling within four
on a jumper by Bobby Perry.

Green hit his third three-
pointer in three attempts to
stop the run, and Jonathan
Mitchell made. g layup just
before halftime to stretch the
Gators’ lead to 36-27.

The Gators kept the Wild-
cats at a distance until early in
the second half, when Florida
big men Joakim Noah and Al
Horford picked up their third
fouls. That’s when Morris
went to work.

Beck added 11 each to help
George Washington win its
14th straight.

The Colonials (21-2, 10-0
Atlantic 10) beat St. Bonaven-
ture for the 26th straight time
and held the Bonnies (13-12,
3-7) to 23.7 percent shooting
from the field.

George Washington
scored the game’s first 13
points, and took a 25-2 lead
when Cole converted a three-
point play with 13:34 left in
the first half. Even after hold-
ing the Colonials scoreless for
the next 4! minutes, the Bon-
nies could only cut the lead to
25-8.

Katelyn Murray had 10
points to lead St. Bonaven-
ture.

e No. 9 Georgia 81,
South Carolina 57: In Ath-
ens, Ga., Tasha Humphrey
had 23 points and 1 rebounds
as Georgia used an early 19-0
run to take the lead for good.

Megan Darrah and Ashley
Houts added 13 apiece for
Georgia (21-5, 8-3 Southeast-
ern Conference).

Humphrey became the No.
12 scorer in Georgia history,
passing Kedra Holland-Corn.
No. ll Christi Thomas is just
seven points ahead of Hum-
phrey’s 1,586 points, and No.
10 Tammye Jenkins is just 12
points ahead. And with two
more rebounds, Humphrey
will be in the top 10 in career
rebounding as well.

Lauren Simms came off the
bench to score 25 points for
South Carolina (14-12, 4-7).

South Carolina scored first
and led 4-3 after a driving
layup by Melanie Johnson,
but Georgia scored the next
19 points — capped by Cori
Chambers’ 3-pointer with
12:24 to go in the first half —
to take the lead for good.

e Michigan St. 54, No.
13 Purdue 52: In West Lafay-
ette, Ind., Mia Johnson hit a
game-winning 3-pointer with
1.3 seconds left to help Michi-
gan State win its fourth
straight and tie No. 13 Purdue

for second place in the Big.

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during the first half of their game in Winston-Salem,
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Morris made three consec-
utive field goals for the Wild-
cats midway through the sec-
ond half and used an
off-balanced jumper to cut the
Florida lead to 43-40. Florida
misfired on several posses-
sions to keep Kentucky close.

Backup Florida center
Chris Richard had a dunk less
than eight minutes into the
game to set a season high with
11 points.

“Fortunately enough we
had Chris, who came in and
just sparked us right away,”
Horford said. “He set an inside
presence.”

Kentucky held the nation’s
field-goal percentage leader to

‘47 percent, but the Wildcats

managed to make just 38 per-
cent of their shots — and 14
percent from three-point
range.

“I never felt like our team
was in the flow of the game
and that’s why I was so proud
of the win,” UF coach Billy
Donovan said. “Tonight I want
them to enjoy this.”

Freelance writer Jenna
Marina contributed to this
report.

Aisha Jefferson led the
Spartans (19-6, 10-2) with 15
points and 12 rebounds, Rene
Haynes scored 11 points and
Johnson added 10 points.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
led Purdue with 15 points, 10
rebounds and a school-record
nine blocks. Jodi Howell
added 12 points for the Boiler-
makers (21-5, 10-2), who lost
for the second time in four
games.

e@ No. 14 Vanderbilt 80,
Auburn 54: In Nashville,
Tenn., Carla Thomas scored
15 points, and Caroline Wil-
liams and Liz Sherwood
added 14 apiece to lead Van-
derbilt.

Christina Wirth, Williams
and Dee Davis each sank a
3-pointer early as Vanderbilt
(21-4, 7-3 SEC) raced to a 16-0
lead.

Auburn (17-9, 4-6) commit-
ted seven turnovers before
Tamela McCorvey put the
Tigers on the board with a
3-pointer at the 12:56 mark.

e No. 19 Middle Tennes-
see 78, W. Kentucky 63: In
Bowling Green, Ky., Amber
Holt scored 24 points, Chrissy
Givens had 22 points and 12
rebounds, and No. 19 Middle
Tennessee State rallied in the
second half for its 20th con-
secutive victory. _

The Blue Raiders (23-3,
15-0 Sun Belt) remained per-
fect in the conference, but
needed a 16-2 run in the sec-
ond half to put the game
away. Krystle Horton scored
13 points, all in the second
half, for Middle Tennessee.
Starr Orr added 10.

Tifany Zaragoza had 22
points, Crystal Kelly added 14
and Dominique Duck had 12
for Western Kentucky (17-6,
11-3).

e No. 22 Rutgers 55,
West Virginia 49: In Pisca-
taway, N.J., Essence Carson
had 15 points and 11 rebounds
to help Rutgers rally past
West Virginia.

The Scarlet Knights (15-7,
8-3 Big East), who were trail-
ing 30-23 with 14:20 left in the
game, went on a 21-4 run to
roll past the Mountaineers.

Rutgers leading scorer Epi-
phanny Prince was scoreless
in the first half for the second -
straight game, but hit four
three-pointers in the second
half to cap the run and put the
Scarlet Knights up 44-35.

LaQuinta Owens scored 22
points on 7-for-13 shooting
from the field and Chakhia
Cole added 15 points for West
Virginia (16-9, 7-5).

e No. 25 James Madi-
son 85, Northeastern 63: In
Harrisonburg, Va., Meredith
Alexis had 21 points and 17
rebounds as James Madison
won its 14th straight.

Alexis extended her career
rebound record to 1,21), dou-
ble-double record to 58 and
games rebounding in double
figures record to 70. She tied
her record of 17 double-dou-
bles in a season.





6E| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12,2007 INTERNATIONAL EDITION



SOCCER | EUROPEAN LEAGUES

Associated Press

MILAN, Italy — Inter Milan
won its 15th straight game in
the Italian league by stopping
Chievo Verona 2-0 in a sta-
dium without fans, and Ron-
aldo made his debut in AC
Milan’s victory.

The country’s top league
resumed Sunday, more than a
week after all professional
soccer in Italy was suspended
because of fan violence. _

Adriano put Inter ahead in
the first minute with a shot
from the left side of the pen-
alty area and Hernan Crespo
added the second in the Slst.

The game was one of four
in Serie A played in an empty
stadium. The stadiums had
failed to meet new security
standards put in place after the
death of a police officer in
rioting at the Catania-Palermo
game Feb. 2.

Ronaldo, wearing a No. 99
jersey, came on as a substitute
in the 63rd minute for his first
appearance for Milan since
joining from Real Madrid last
week. Milan beat Livorno 2-1.

Inter leads the league with
60 points, 11 more than sec-
ond-place AS Roma, which
beat relegation-threatened
Parma 3-0. Palermo, which lost
to fourth-place Empoli 1-0, is
third with 42 points.

. Milan, which started the
season with an eight-point
penalty from the Italian game-
fixing scandal, climbed to sev-
enth place with 30 points.

ENGLAND

LONDON — Tomas Ros-
icky headed in the winner with
five minutes remaining and
Arsenal rallied to beat Wigan

2-1 to remain in fourth place in |

the English Premier League.
Denny Landzaat’s goal in

the 35th minute put Wigan

ahead at Arsenal’s Emirates

Stadium. The Gunners, who _.

were in danger of slipping to
fifth, tied the score with nine
minutes to go when Wigan
defender Fitz Hall turned a
cross from Mathieu Flamini
into his own net.

Rosicky’s winner gave
Arsenal 49 points, 17 behind

SPORTS ROUNDUP



SOCCER | ETC.



ins its 15th straight

ANTONIO CALANNI/AP

GETTING HIS KICKS: AC Milan’s Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo kicks the ball during the
Italian first-division match between with Livorno in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.

leader Manchester United, 11
adrift of Chelsea and one back
of Liverpool.

In Sunday’s other Premier
League game, Gary Speed and
Keyin Nolan scored a goal
each to give Bolton a 2-1 vic-
tory over Fulham and keep the
Wanderers on course for a
place in European competition
next season.

SPAIN

MADRID — Ronaldinho
scored his 14th and 15th goals
of the season Sunday to help
FC Barcelona beat Racing San-
tander 2-0 and increase its
lead to three points in the
Spanish league.

Ronaldinho curled a Slst-
minute free kick over Santan-
der’s defensive wall and out of

the reach of diving goalkeeper
Juan Calatayud for his first
goal.

The Brazilian scored again
in the 67th when he headed in
Deco’s inswinging free kick
from close range to give the
defending champions only
their third victory in seven
league games.

A minute later, Barcelona
forward Lionel Messi
appeared as a substitute, mak-
ing his first appearance since
Nov. 12, when the Argentine
teenager broke a bone in his
left foot.

Also, Mario Cotelo, Daniel
Guiza and Nacho Perez each
scored second-half goals to
give Getafe a 3-0 win over
Valencia.

In a late game, Atletico

Welterweight Mosley beats
Collazo by unanimous decision

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS Shane
Mosley wants to fight until
he’s 40. The way he looked
Saturday night against Luis
Collazo, he might consider
extending his career even lon-
ger.

Fighting a tough southpaw
10 years his junior, Mosley was
both faster and stronger as he
punched his way to a unani-
mous 12-round decision in a
welterweight fight that was
entertaining from the opening
bell.

The 35-year-old knocked
Collazo down in the llth round
and used his superior speed
against a fighter who didn’t
have nearly his experience but
was game and still punching
with everything he had when
the fight ended.

Two judges has Mosley
winning 118-109, while the
third had it 119-108. The Asso-
ciated Press had Mosley win-
ning 117-110.

GYMNASTICS

LAS VEGAS Sean
Townsend trailed for most of
the final round of the Winter
Cup Challenge but posted a
15.2 on the high bar in the fifth
round and a 13.9 on the floor
routine Saturday night to edge
David Sender for the all-
around title in the two-day
meet.

Townsend, 28, added a 16.1
on the vault and 14.45 in the
rings to top Sender 177.15-
176.95. .

Townsend, a 10-year
nationa) team veteran, is
working to be part of the six-
person squad that will com-
pete in the World Champion-
ships this September in Ger-
many. The team will be picked
from the U.S. Qualifier this
June in Colorado Springs.

Colo., and the U.S. Champion-
ship in August in San Jose.

In order to qualify for the
2008 Olympics, the team will

need to finish in the top 12. It

finished 13th last year.

Townsend was part of the
2001 world champion squad,
but wasn’t selected for the
2004 Athens Olympics. He
watched from home as the
Americans took silver.

Guillermo Alvarez was
third with 176.7 points, and
Ryan Lieberman took fourth
at 171.25

WINTER SPORTS

e Men’s Skiing: In Are,
Sweden, Aksel Lund Svindal
became the first-ever Norwe-
gian to win the downhill gold
medal at an Alpine World
Championship on Sunday.

Svindal, who won the
downhill here at the World
Cup finals last season, hurtled
down the 9,586-foot Olympia
course in 1 minute, 44.68 sec-
onds to win his first major
championship title.

Jan Hudec of Canada cap-
tured the silver medal in
1:45.40 for his first major
career podium. It was also the
best downhill result at a
worlds for Canada’s men.
Hudec had never finished in
the top three of a World Cup
race.

Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden
took the bronze with 1:45.65.

Defending champion Bode
Miller was leading by .01 at the
top split but went through
some fog that briefly shrouded
part of the course and nearly
fell. He finishing out of the top
five.

e@ Women’s Skiing: In
Are, Sweden, Anja Paerson
of Sweden won a downhill
title on Sunday, becoming the
first skier to collect gold med-

als in all five disciplines at the
Alpine Skiing World Champi-
onships. |

Paerson charged down the
7,350-foot WM Strecke course
in 1 minute, 26.89 seconds.

American Lindsey Kildow,
who took silver behind Paer-
son in the super-G, made a
mistake coming off a jump on
the upper part of the course
and took silver with her time
of 1:27.29.

Austria’s Nicole Hosp took
the bronze with 1:27.37.

e Short Track Speed-
skating: In Budapest, Hun-
gary, Wang Meng of China
won the women’s 500-meter
race at a short-track speed-
skating World Cup meet on
Sunday for her second gold
medal in two days.

The reigning Olympic
champion won in 43.858 sec-
onds — 0.201 seconds ahead of
Fu Tian Yu of China, with
South Korea’s Jeon Ji-soo
third.

South Korea’s Jung Eun-ju
won the women’s 1,000 in 1
minute, 34.536 seconds, beat-
ing Byun Chun-sa of South
Korea by 0.175 seconds. On
Saturday, Jung won the 1,500,
also ahead of Byun.

Lee Ho-suk of South Korea
was the repeat winner in the
men’s field, beating Charles
Hamelin of Canada by just
0.043 seconds in the 14000-me-
ter race. Jordan Malone of
the United States came in
third.

Olivier Jean of Canada
won the second 500-meter
race at this World Cup. His
time of 42.104 seconds beat
Italy’s Roberto Serra by 0.155
seconds. Tyson Heung of
Germany was third. ,

e Bobsled: In Cesana,
Italy, Steven Holcomb of the
United States and teammates



Madrid beat visiting Athletic
Bilbao 1-0.

Barcelona improved to 46
points, while Sevilla has 43.
Madrid is next with 41 points,
two more than Valencia and
Atletico.

GERMANY

BERLIN — Roy Makaay
scored an eighth-minute goal
to give Bayern Munich a 1-0
win over Arminia Bielefeld,
keeping the defending cham-
pions’ slim Bundesliga title
hopes alive.

Ottmar Hitzfeld’s first win
in two games since taking over
as coach moved Bayern ll
points behind leader Schalke
with 13 games left.

Bayern, playing in front of
69,000 at home, turned in

another lackluster perfor-
mance in pouring rain against
an llth-place team mired in a
nine-game winless streak.

FRANCE

PARIS — Seydou Keita
scored for the fourth time in
the last three games to help
second-place Lens beat visit-

ing Sochaux 3-1 and move 11

points behind French league
leader Lyon.

Brazilian defender Vitorino
Hilton and Ivory Coast for-
ward Aruna Dindane added
the other goals for Lens, while
Dusko Tosic replied late on
for sixth-place Sochaux. .

Lens improved to 43 points
from 24 rounds. Lyon leads the
league with 54 points after
beating Lorient 1-0 Saturday
— snapping the defending
champion’s five-match winless
streak.

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM Ajax
defeated ADO The Hague 2-1
to move within three points of
Dutch league leader PSV Eind-
hoven.

John Heitinga and Klaas-Jan
Huntelaar scored in the sec-
ond half for second-place
Ajax.

PSV, winless in three
games, was held to a 1-1 tie by
Sparta Rotterdam. Jason
Culina gave PSV the lead in
the 46th minute, but Haris
Medunjanin tied it in the 76th.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW — Rangers got
a hat trick from Kris Boyd in
its 3-1 win over Kilmarnock in
the Scottish Premier League.

Boyd sandwiched penalty
kicks around a 30th-minute
header. Steven Naismith
scored in the 73rd minute for
the hosts.

Celtic, which beat Hiber-
nain 1-0 Saturday, leads the
league ‘with 68 points, fol-
lowed by Rangers with 49.

GREECE

ATHENS — Predrag Djord-
jevic and Nery Castillo scored
a goal in each half to give
defending champion Olympi-



ERIC JAMISON/AP

MAKING CONTACT: Shane Mosley, left, makes contact with

Luis Collazo during the fourth round of their interim
WBC welterweight championship match on Saturday.

Pavle Jovanovic, Steve
Mesler, Brock Kreitzburg
won a four-man bobsled
World Cup race on Sunday.

It was Holcomb’s third
straight victory. The team fin-
ished in a combined time of 1
minute, 51.78 seconds.

World Cup leader Evgeni
Popov and Russian trio Dmi-
try Stepushkin, Alexej
Seliverstov and Kirill Sosu-
nov were second, 0.28 behind
Holcomb’s team.

Andre Lange, Rene
Hoppe, Kevin Kuske and
Martin Putze of Germany fin-
ished third, 0.39 behind. ,

Holcomb is second in the
World Cup standings with 480
points — 60 fewer than Popov.
Janis Minins of Latvia and
Pierre Leuders of Canada are
tied for third with 425 points.

e Luge: In Winterberg,
Germany, Armin Zoeggeler
of Italy won his 35th luge
World Cup singles race Sun-
day to close in on the overall
season title. :

The two-time Olympic
champion finished his two
heats in 1 minute, 48.936 sec-
onds to edge David Moeller
of Germany, who recorded
1:49.022 on his home track.
Albert Demtschenko of Rus-
sia was third in 1:49.090.

Zoeggeler, chasing his sixth
season World Cup title, has 715
points to Moeller’s 645 head-
ing into the final race. Rein-

hold Rainer of Italy is third
with 409 points.

Germany also wrapped up
the season World Cup team
title by winning the last of four
races. Patric Leitner, Alex-
ander Resch, Silke Krau-
shaar-Pielach and Moeller
recorded a time of 2:29.083.

Germany finished the sea-
son with 300 points, followed
by Canada with 270 and the
United States with 260.

TRACK & FIELD

KARLSRUHE, Germany —
Olympic champion Liu Xiang
of China ran 7.42 seconds Sun-
day in the 60-meter hurdles at
the Karlsruhe indoor meet to
lower his own Asian record by
.001 seconds.

Liu, who won Olympic gold
in 2004 and holds the world
record in the 110-meter hur-
dles, held off Dayron Robles
by 0.002 seconds and got even
for a loss to the Cuban last
week in Stuttgart.

Also, Marcus Brunson of
the United States ran 6.46 sec-
onds in the 60 meters and
Christian Olsson of Swe ‘en
reached 57 feet, 234 inches in
the triple jump.

Olympic long jump cham-
pion Tatyana Lebedeva of
Russia won her event with a
jump of 21-1, while heptathlon
world and Olympic champion
Carolina Kluft was third in
21-5%.

akos a 2-0 win over visiting
Iraklis 2-0 in the Greek league.

Olympiakos leads the
league with 53 points, 10 more

than AEK Athens and 11 ahead
-of crosstown rival Panathinai-

kos. AEK played to a 0-0 tie at
Ergotelis on Saturday, and
Panathinaikos tied 2-2 with
visiting OFI Crete on Sunday.

VIOLENCE

LEIPZIG, Germany — A
state politician demanded a
crackdown Sunday after 42
people were injured when
police and security officers
clashed with 800 hooligans
following a soccer match.

The fans of FC Lokomotive
Leipzig attacked 300 police
officers after FC Erzgebirge
Aue II beat their team 3-0 on
Saturday. Police said 36 offi-
cers and six fans were injured,
while 21 police vehicles were
vandalized.

Germany has seen a surge ©

in stadium violence since host-
ing the largely peaceful World
Cup. Several of the worst inci-
dents, including the one on
Saturday, have occurred in the
state of Saxony, in economi-
cally depressed East Germany.

Saxony interior minister
Albrecht Buttolo demanded
strong action from the Ger-
man government.

“It’s not enough for me
when those responsible try to
distance themselves from
events like this,” Buttolo said.
“I won’t allow a situation like
Italy to take place in and
around Saxony stadiums.”

A police officer was killed
‘when fans rioted at a Feb. 2
match in Italy between Cata-
nia and Palermo, leaving 100
people injured. -

Police said hooligans pelted
the officers, their horses and
dogs with stones and cement.
A security officer fired off a
warning shot when 20 people
surrounded him before he
could be pulled to safety.

Police fought back with
clubs, pepper spray and sev-
eral of the hooligans were
injured through dog bites. Five
men were taken into custody
and then released.

FROM THE
SPORTS FRONT

Miller
turning
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leaf

* SKIING

about it.”

Miller again insisted
that his apres-ski habits
don’t affect his perfor-
mance.

“T’m always about the
same focused. I’m ready to
win every time I go out
there,” he said.

But Miller hasn’t won a
race at a major champion-
ship since he took both the,
super-G and downhill title
at the last worlds in Bor-
mio, Italy, two years ago.

“I knew I was capable of
winning races, but with
one shot at a race, I would
never assume I would be
able to come in and domi-
nate,” said Miller, who won
the super-G and finished
second behind Svindal in
the downhill on this course
at last year’s finals.

“T feel, on these hills, ’'m
able to compete or beat
anyone in the world,”
Miller said. “You can
always go back and look at
the reasons why it doesn’t
happen and that’s what
we'll do and what we’ve
been doing. But in this
case, a lot of the main rea-
sons are not things that I
can control. It’s hard to
really get too bummed
about it.”

Miller is never one to
get too down on himself: “I
always have a good time.
It’s nice up here.” :

AP Sports Writer Erica
Bulman contributed to this
report.







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Paviovic leads Cavs over Lakers

“SOUTHEAST WL Pet._GB_L10__ Str. Home Away __Conf
.>.Washington 28, 21, STL - 55 OL 19-7 9-14 19-10
- Orlando 26 26 500 3% 3-7 L-l 17-10 9-16 15-17
Miami 2526 6490 «4 «6-4 Wel 14-10 11-16. 13-15
Atlanta 20 30. .400 8% 7-3 W-2 9-15 10-16 12-20
Charlotte 18 33 353 11 4-6 L-4 10-15 818 12-20 Associated Press
: . CLEVELAND — Sasha Pavlovic scored 13
: ATUANTIC WL Pet, GB_L10_ Str, Home Away Conf points in the fourth quarter, picking up the
Toronto 27 4529 BD LL 187 9-17 1810 | . slack for LeBron James, and the Cleveland
New Jersey 25 27 481 2% 5-5 W-3 14-12 11-15 19-13 : :
New York 22:29. 431-555 Le 13-13 9-16 13-18 Cavaliers shut down Kobe Bryant in the final
Philadelphia 17 35 .32710% 5-5 1-2 9-14 8-21 12-17 minutes for a 99-90 win over the Los Angeles
Boston 12-38 240 14% 0-10 L-18 4-21 8-17 8-24 Lakers on Sunday.
es : Pavlovic, suddenly a major cog in Cleve-
ae w L__Pet_o8 Lio se. tone Any land’s offense, finished with 21 points, Zydru-
Deter BS SE WE AES dete | as Higauskas 17.and Anderson ae a ved
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indiana 27 24 «529 5 «G4 Wel 16-10 11-14 19-13 to 20-7 at home with their second straight
Milwaukee 19 32 .373 13 2-8 L-2 11-10 8-22 9-20 solid effort.

James had 18 points, eight rebounds and
five assists, but he deferred to Pavlovic and
others down the stretch, and Cleveland’s
supporting cast came through. James was

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Dallas 429 824. -~S-1s«W-7 24-3 18-6 29-6 :

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ee 2 is on Se 3 wa — Mae as but the All-Star forward got to crown the

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Memphis 13 39 .25029% 3-7 L-L 10-17 3-22 . 7-25 Cavs’ win with a soaring dunk in the final
seconds.

NORTHWEST . Wt __ Pet. “GB L10_ Str, Home Away Conf Bryant scored 36 points to lead the Lakers,
Utah Si eo Ta Wa 196 1411 20-10 | who went’ 3-5 on an eight-game swing
Denver 1 25 24.510 o 3-7 W-2 13-14, 12-10 10-16 through the bitterly cold East. Bryant scored
Minnesota. 24-27—«71 «9% 46 WL 15-9 9-18 14-19 , ‘ ‘
* Portland 92 30 1423 12. 5-5 W-2 12-14 10-16 13-17 Los pare fark evnhee a ae final
Seattle 19 32.373 142 4-6 W-1 13-13. 6-19 8-20 period, but with Larry Hughes guar g him,
. ; he didn’t score again in the final 3:39 after
PaciiC * WL Pct. GB 110 Str Home Away _ Conf making two free throws to tie it 8]-all.
Phoenix 39 12 765 «0 - «O64 OL 20-6 «19-6 19-9 e Heat 100, Spurs 85: In Miami,
LA. Lakers © 130 22. 577 9% 3-7 L-3 19-6 11-16 17-10 ane Wade scored 18 of his 26 points in

_.UA.Clippers. 25 26 490 14 5-5 Ll 17-8 8-18 14-17 oe th ' dthe Mi i theld

".' Golden State .24 28 461 15 46 Ll 18-9 6-19 -13-16 e fourth quarter and the Wiami deat he

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; RESULTS AND SCHEDULES than seven minutes down the stretch on the
way to beating the Spurs.
Sunday’s results Tonight’s games Saturday’s results e Pacers 94, Clippers 80: In Indianap-
Miami 100, S.A. 85 Clpprs at Det, 7:30 Det, 98, for. 92 olis, Jermaine O’Neal scored 21 points and
nd 34, LAC. EF ag. at Den’, a No 114, Mem. 99 set an Indiana franchise record for career
Cle. 99, LAL. 90 in. 109, Mil. 102 4 > Wi
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“Clippers. .
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the end of the second quarter and built their

Utah 104, NY 102, OT
Sac. 114, Sea. 93

Min. 109, Bos. 107
Chi. 116, Pho. 103
Sea. 114, Sac. 103
Atl. 106, G.S. 105







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DALLAS — Philippe Bou-
‘cher and Jere Lethinen each
had a goal and an assist for the
Dallas Stars, who set a season
high for goals in a 7-5 victory
Sunday over the Colorado
Avalanche in a game neither
_starting goaltender tinished.

Jeff Halpern scored on a
rebound with 2:28 left for the
Stars, who fended off three
power plays with some nice
saves by Mike Smith in the
final 12 minutes to win their
third straight game.

All-Star goalie Marty Turco
was pulled from his second
straight start, yanked after giv-
ing up two goals in less than a
minute midway through the
second period. Colorado’s
Peter Budaj had been replaced
earlier in the period after Dal-
las went ahead 4-1.

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Jackets 4: In Columbus,
Ohio, Martin Havlat had a goal
and two assists and the Black-
hawks rode a three-goal spree
in the first period. Havlat has
seven goals and three assists
in a six-game goal streak.

Peter Bondra and Bryan
Smolinski each had a goal and

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Atlanta 30°20 6 3 69 181 185 14-9-3-2 16-11-3-1 12-4-4 ene rare arp en
Tampa Bay 31-24-11 64.179 173 14-13-0-0 T-ALL-L12-7-0- Martin Lapointe also scored
clas 28 23. 3 4 63.177 184 14-10-1-3 14-13-2-1 —13-6-0-2 for the Blackhawks.
ashington 23 26 2 6 54173 200 14-12-13 Q-14-1-3- 8-11-11 e Lightning 4, Devils 1:
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Florida 2125.5 6 53164 187 15-10-2-1 6-15-35 —5-11-2-0 In East Rutherford, NJ., Nick
ATLANTIC W__L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY ___ DN Tarnasky and Vincent Lecava-
New Jersey. 34 16 0 6 14 149 133 20-5-0-4 14-11-0-2 15-4-0 lier scored in a 48-second span
Pittsburgh 29 17 4. 5 67.190 171. 16-B-2-2 13-9-2-3. 14-51 to cap a three-goal second
NY. Islanders 26 22 4 4 60.164 160 13-9-3-1 13-13-1-3 10-8-2 riod
NY. Rangers 27 24 3 2 59166 163 11-12-3-0 16-12-0-2 9-9-0 P :
Philadelphia 14 33 3 5. 36138 207 4-15-3-4 10-18-0-1 3-4-1 Vaclav Prospal and Dan
Boyle also scored and Johan
NORTHEAST. WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIN Holmqvist had 21 saves in
Buffalo 38 15 2 2 80212 163 19-7-1-1 19-B-1-1.—12-8-1- ‘
Ottawa 32 22. 2 «1 67 191 154 l6-Li-1-1 16-11-1-0 15-9-0- bouncing, back from oe bad,
Montreal 39 22 1 5 64165 168 17-10-0-3 12+12-1-2 _ 10-8-0- game against the Rangers to
Toronto 2722 3 «4 61 181 184 11-12-2-2, 16-10-1-2 “_10-8-2- lead the Lightning to their 12th
Boston 95 258 1 3 5A 153 202 15-12-0-2 10-13-1-1 10-12-0- win in 15 games.
. , Scott Gomez scored for the
WESTERN CONFERENCE Devils, who had a four-game
7 :
CENTRAL _'W__L_OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY __DIV winning streak snapped.
Nashville 38°16 2 1 79196 146 20-4-2-1 18-12-0-0 —17-4-1-0 e Red Wings 7, Flames
Detroit 3618 30 3 78177 137 U-HL-2 15-12-21 12-4-1-1 | 4: In Detroit, Henrik Zetter-
St. Louls 2 25 5 4 53 140 170 12-14-2-1 10-11-3-3 8-12-2-2 berg had two goals and two
icago 1141 170 11-13-1-2 11-14-1-3 10-12-1-0 :
Columbus 2229. 2 «3 49.139 175. 13-12-1-2 Q-17-1-L —7-12-0-2 assists and Joey MacDonald
got his first career win In goal
| WORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY _DIN as the Red Wings outshot the
cele z 7 ; 5 os 174 148 =. 22-5-0-1. = 7-14-3-4 115-12 Flames 50-20.
- Vancouver 1 3 66 147 143 18-9-1-1 13-12-0-2 11-11-0-1 :
Minnesota. -31.«22,=«0S«« 466 162 147 20-5-0-3 11-17-0-1 —9-6-0-2 Detroit also got a goal and
Edmonton 28 24 2 +2 60 156 162 18-Ll-I-1 10-13-1-1 9-12- an assist each from Tomas
Colorado - 26 25° 2 2 56175 172 15-13-1-2 U1-12-1-0 — 9-7-1- Holmstrom, Mathieu Schnei-
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Anaheim 33°15 2 6 74182 143 18-5-1-4 15-10-1-2 13-5-0-1 Franzen also. added Ral
San Jose 35 19 0 1 71170 132 18-11-0-1 17-8-0-0 12-10-0-1 : ; a6
Dallas 3420 0 2 70 152 137 18-8-0-1 16-12-0-1 16-6-0-0 each. Nicklas Lidstrom and
Phoenix % 2 1 1 52.151 189 13-12-1-0 12-17-0-1 7-13-1-1 | Dan Cleary each had two
les Angeles 19 30 5 4 47163 203 11-1243 G-18-1-1 6-14-0-2 anlar.
tebe: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss e Ollers 5, Thrashers 1:
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES In Edmonton, Alberta, Petr
Sykora set up three goals as
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Edmonton 5, Atlanta 1 NY. iterate Thrashers on Sunday night.

Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 5, a

Florida 5, Phoenix 2
Minnesota 5, Carolina 4
Los Angeles 4, Nashville 1
Vancouver 3, Atlanta 2

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STEPPING UP: The Cavaliers’ Sasha
Pavlovic dunks in the first quarter
against the Los Angeles Lakers on
Sunday in Cleveland. He had 21 points,
13 in the fourth quarter, in the hosts’
99-90 victory. ;

lead to 23 points early in the third period.
O’Neal had four blocked shots, giving him
1,113 for his career with the Pacers and break-
ing the franchise record of 1,111 by former
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a layup with 12 seconds left in regulation, and
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the extra period to give Utah the win.

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a “close” friendship with cover girl
Anna Nicole Smith, who dropped
dead in her hotel room last week.

Dramatic new photographs
handed to The Tribune last night
show just how close their rela-
tionship was. ;

The minister and the reality
show star are seen here in close

The occasion was her 39th birth-

‘day last November 28 - just over

two months after the tragic death
of her 20-year-old son, Daniel.
Mr Gibson, dressed in baseball
cap, jeans and sneakers, is shown
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year to seven. :
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KERZNER International has
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organisations at its eighth annu-
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To date Kerzner Internation-
al has donated more than $1
million to various non-charita-
ble organisations through its
Community Service Awards,
which have assisted thousands
of Bahamians, young and old
alike, from all walks of life.

Twenty-eight of this year’s
awardees will each receive
$5,000.

Kerzner International will
present the Bahamas Sailing
Association (BSA) with the
coveted Outstanding Commu-
nity Service Award and an
award prize of $20,000 for their
pioneering work in the training
and development of young peo-
ple in the sport of sailing in The
Bahamas.

Ed Fields, Kerzner Interna-

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affairs, said: “It gives us great
pleasure to once again host the
Community Service Awards
which continues to make a pos-
itive difference in the lives of

-so many Bahamians who now

have renewed hope and oppor-
tunities that once seemed
impossible.

Sailing association president
Sir Durward Knowles said:
“This award is the best award
that Kerzner has done. It means
that the sailing association can
continue (its work).” He
expressed heartfelt gratitude to

Kerzner International.

Founded in 1954, the
Bahamas Sailing Association is
a non-profit organisation. Its
mission is to promote and
encourage amateur sailing in all
aspects in The Bahamas.

In November, 2004, the BSA,
which is recognised as the
national authority of sailing in

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tional Sailing Federation
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National Sailing School to fur-
ther develop the sport of ama-
teur sailing in The Bahamas.
The sailing school, endorsed
by the Ministry of Sports, Youth
and Culture, is working with
seven public schools in New
Providence, including D W
Davis, C H Reeves, Yellow

Elder and H O Nash.

Sir Durward noted that the
BSA would like to see sailing
become part of the public
school curriculum in every
Bahamian school.

“Today schoolchildren from
the public schools are allowed
access to the Nassau Yacht Club
and Royal Nassau Sailing Club
to participate in instructions and
to take part in races and take
part in regattas in Florida. This
is something that has never
been done in The Bahamas
before,” said Sir Durward, who
along with his team is working
to change the mindset of
Bahamians that sailing is a sport
reserved for wealthy people.

He added: “It is a great, great i

thing that Kerzner has done. It
allows us to continue this pro-
gramme...”

Kerzner International’s Com-
munity Service Award is divid-
ed into eight categories: arts and
culture, education, social com-
munity service, senior citizens,
civic community service, youth
related services, the special Har-
bourside at Atlantis presenta-
tion award and sporting.





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CIVIC COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Mission Foundation
Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society (WHOA)

YOUTH RELATED SERVICES
The Scout Association of The Bahamas
Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel
The Ranfurly Home for Children
Bahamas Sailing Association (The Kerzner International
Outstanding Community Service Awardee)

HARBORSIDE @ ATLANTIS AWARDS
The Crisis Centre
Special Olympics Bahamas

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dietetics

industry preferred

This year’s Kerzner International’s Community Service

ARTS AND CULTURE
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Bahamas Dance Theatre
Bahamas National Youth Choir
Bahamas National Youth Orchestra

EDUCATION
PACE Foundation
Project Read
Stapledon School
Hopedale Centre

SOCIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Royal Bahamas Police Dependants Trust
Physically Challenged
Children’s Committee
Drug Action Service
Abilities Unlimited
Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled
Bahamas Infant Stimulation Programme

+ SENIOR CITIZENS

s . Persis Rodgers Home for The Aged

Mary Ingraham Intergenerational Care Centre
Good Samaritan’s Senior Citizens Home

SPORTING
Bahamas Amateur Cycling Fnd.
Bahamas Junior Golf Association
Road Runners Track and Field
‘i The Dolphin Swim Club

SANOFI AVENTIS, a leading multinational
pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit
Professional
Medical Representatives

The successful candidates will be responsible for promoting
and detailing special lines of products.

The ideal candidate will:
@ Be highly motivated and proactive
@ Be willing to travel island-wide and overseas as

Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
Have the ability to motivate, inspire and work with

Have a car in good condition
Have residence in Nassau

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The Denver Post

INSIGHT

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DENVER — An unconven-
tional new public education
campaign created by Denver’s
Cactus Marketing Communi-
cations aims to stop teens from
starting smoking — by not
mentioning smoking.

The strategy behind “Own

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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No, 161,
Tywnam Hieghts Subdivison situated in the Southern District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
CommonWealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single

Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms.
Property Size 10,031 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,128 sq. ft. _
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writtingin a sealed
enevelope, addressed tothe Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
1769”. All ofers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.



Your C” is to encourage 12- to
18-year-olds to make good
decisions, then let them make
their own choices about such
things as tobacco use.

“Kids know that cigarettes
are bad for you; that’s out there
already,” said Joseph Conrad,
strategic director at Cactus.
“We wanted to take it to the
next level.”

The State Tobacco Educa-
tion & Prevention Partnership,
a division of the Colorado
Department of Public Health
& Environment, is spending
$1.9 million on the year-long
campaign, which launched last
fall. The money comes from
the more than $26 million that
Colorado took in from the 2004
state tobacco excise tax. Of
that, 50 percent must be spent
on youth tobacco programs.

In comparison, tobacco com-

panies spend $4 million per
week on advertising in Col-
orado, according to Jodi Kop-
ke, media director for STEPP.

The health department likes
the campaign for its broad, pos-
itive message, she said.

“It is a different approach,”
said Kopke. “But in order to
be relevant, we needed to get
away from the more tradition-
al campaigns and. recognize
that this is a whole new audi-
ence we’re reaching out to. It
has to look like all other things
that are going on in that mar-
ketplace.”

Nationally, Colorado is one
of the top 10 states in terms of
funding programs to protect
kids from tobacco, according
for the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and
the American Lung Associa-
tion. But the AMA gave the

LEGALNOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

OPPORTUNITY VENTURES
INVESTMENT FUND INC.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8)

of the International Business
Dissolution of

of 2000,
VENTURES

the

INVESTMENT

Companies Act, No.45
OPPORTUNITY
FUND INC. _ has

state a failing grade last year
for the access youth have to
tobacco. Twenty percent of
Colorado teens smoke, com-
pared with 17 percent of adults,
according to the state health
department.

“We wanted to create some-
thing that had that ‘cool fac-
tor,’ ” said Norm Shearer, cre-
ative director at Cactus.
“Teenagers are such a savvy
audience, we didn’t want to
seem like we were speaking
down to them or preaching.” .
, The quirky “Own Your Cc”
television ads are running on
networks popular with teens,
including Comedy Central and
MTV.



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been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was
8th day of January. 2007.

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the

following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land
~Cowpen Road situated in the Southern District on the Island

of New providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth

of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Triplex Apartment.

| ESTATE CARETAKER

Estate Caretaker responsible for large beachfront house and
property in Nassau, Bahamas.




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Property Size 6,000 sq. ft.
Building Size :2,980 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
° Housekeeping and estate’s organization with the house
keeper.
e Administration task
e Supervising and coordinating the household and
property repairs and maintenance.
¢ Supervising subcontractors
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envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
1263”. All offers must be received by the close of business

4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.

An established Bahamian business
is seeking a secretary.

This position offers a competitive compensation, including

housing and benefits. Apply in confidence to: Applicant must possess the following

key competencies:



ESTATE CARETAKER
P.O.Box N449

@ Motivated self-starter
Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

3° Excellent communication skills

Notice

FAS PROVENCE HOLDING COMPANY LTD.

@ Good telephone etiquette

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@ Typing & word processing skills

@ Ability to work with minimal
supervision

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to
a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 27th day of December, 2006.

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SG Hambros, part of SG Private Banking is a private bank Excel in particular .
providing a comprehensive wealth management service with
offices in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The

Bahamas.

@ Knowledge of the Adobe suite of
: ses ; ah programs a plus

SG Hambros is currently looking to recruit a Senior Client
Accountant. Your main responsibilities will be:

good understanding of trust and
company administration, have
broad knowledge of banking
procedures and processes;
excellent communications skills
and proficient in Excel.

® preparation of financial
statements for a portfolio of
complex Trust and company
structures

Please send your reply by post to:

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The position offers an attractive
salary and benefits package.

Applications should be submitted
to the following address, to arrive
on or before 16 February 2007.

® analyzing Broker accounts and
Reconciling and recording of
transactions
Manager, Human Resources

SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Limited

® assistance with projects
assigned to the Department

NOTICE NOTICE

PO Box N7789

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icense or equivalent; a : ae ear
Bachelor's Degree _ Accounting/ ay RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
Finance or equivalent and have following: \ : _ following:
at least 3-5 years’ experience “ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No, 19F, “ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No, 10,
lass ee Ca Grants Town situated in the Wesern District on the Island of New BIk#19, East Avenue situated in the Wesern District on the Island of
fast paced environment,.have www.sghambros.com Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the

Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment consisting of (2)
two Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms.

Property Size 7,500 sq. ft.

Building Size:1, 950 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF |
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) three
Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms.

Property Size 4,835 sq. ft.

Building Size: 904 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited is
licensed under the Banks & Trust Companies Regulation Act.

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All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
2864”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
2939”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.

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THANKS to the Urban
‘Renewal Project, young
Bahamians are learning about
the dangers of illegal drug use
and reckless sexual activity from
an unlikely source — other
young Bahamians.

Constable 2684 Janeiro
Bullard, officer in charge of the
Peer Leadership Programme,
explained that this new method
is proving surprisingly effective.

“Peer education programmes
can be a powerful approach to
educating youth and changing
their attitudes,” he said. “It has
been observed that teenagers
receive much of their informa-
tion about sexual expression
from other youth and the media
and that peer influence
becomes increasingly important
as adolescents mature.”

Constable Bullard noted that
peers become an important
aspect of an adolescent’s tran-
sition to adulthood, and as they
move away from dependence
on their family, closer ties with
peers give young people a great
deal of social support.

“One of the most effective
approaches for communicating
essential HIV/STI prevention
information to youth is teens
talking with other teens,” he
said.

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TENDER F EHICLE & EQUIPME

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd is pleased to invite
qualified companies to apply for tender for New Vehicle and Equipment.

Interested companies can pick up a_ specification document from
BTC’S Administration Building John FE Kennedy Drive and The
Mall Drive Freeport, Grand Bahama February 5, to February 19;
2007 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Tender should be sealed in “VEHIC

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an envelope marked
and delivered to the attention of:-

Mr. Leon Williams
President & CEO
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Bids should reach the company’s administration office on John F. Kennedy Drive
by 4:00 p.m. Monday February, 19th, 2006.
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Banks

‘optimistic’
~ on Clearing
House dates

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation (CBA) is “optimistic
we will make a decision by the
end of this month” on the soft-
ware provider for its Auto-
mated Clearing House (ACH),
having already selected a pro-
ject manager for the “long
overdue” upgrade to the finan-
cial system’s infrastructure.

Paul McWeeney, Bank of
the Bahamas International’s
managing director and head of
the CBA’s working group on
the ACH, said members of the
group had left the Bahamas at
the weekend to make a series
of site visits in Europe and
Africa, assessing locations
where the final two contenders
for the software contract
already have similar opera-
tions.

“They'll be back in 10 days,
and upon their return they will
give me their decision,” Mr
McWeeney told The Tribune.

He added that setting up the
site visits had taken some time,

. due to the need for the work-

ing group to obtain visas and



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co-ordinate their schedule.
“We’re still optimistic we
will make a decision by the end
of this month,” Mr McWeeney
said. “The project manager has
already been appointed; it’s a
local, very competent firm.”
He declined to identify the
project manager, though, but
said the CBA was “still looking
towards the end of June, cer-
tainly soon thereafter” as the
target date for implementing
and going live with the ACH’s

_ SEE page 6B

Major hotel’s marina
approvals rescinded

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A MAJOR Harbour Island
resort is said to be “investigat-
ing every channel” after
approvals for a 30-slip marina
development were rescinded
by the relevant government
agencies.

Sources close to the situa-
tion told The Tribune that the
Romora Bay Club & Resort
had applied to the Govern-
for the. relevant
approvals and permits for both
a marina development and a
separate condo hotel project.

The resort is understood to
have been told that its marina
development application had
been approved, and was all set
to collect the permits, when it
was notified that the “marina
approval has been rescinded”.

Romora Bay currently only ”
has a private dock, and to meet ,

anticipated demand from
guests had wanted to construct
a 30-slip marina to comple-
ment its existing property and
facilities. That marina would

be about half the size of the’

60-slip project currently being
constructed by fellow Harbour
Island resort, Valentine’s

Resort & Marina.

The latter development has
attracted the Government’s
attention, featuring promi-
nently in its draft policy for
regulating marina develop-
ments in the Bahamas, given
that the sheer size and scale of
the Valentine’s marina appears
totally out of proportion to the
size of Harbour Island and its
waterfront.

Romora Bay representatives
declined to comment when
contacted by The Tribune, but
the resort is understood to be
exploring why the permit and
approvals were withdrawn,
especially since its project is
half the size of Valentine’s.

All marina, docks and moor-
ings developments in the
Bahamas have to be approved
by an ad-hoc committee
known as the Docks Commit-
tee, whose members come
from many government
departments and agencies, and
is ultimately responsible to the
Ministry of Transport and Avi-
ation.

It was the Docks Commit-
tee that is understood to have
rescinded Romora Bay’s
approvals.

The Docks Committee’s
members include the Port
Department’s controller, Cap-
tain Anthony Allens, who
chairs it, and representatives
from the Prime Minister’s
Office, Ministry of Transport,
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys, Physical Planning, Build-
ing Control, the Bahamas
Environment, Science and
Technology (BEST) Commis-
sion, Department of Environ-
mental Health Services, local
government, and the Ministry
of Tourism.

The Docks Committee,
though, has no written guide-
lines to direct its operations
and decision, the Governmen-
t’s draft policy on regulating °
marinas reveals, while the

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PRINTERS

Government intervenes

over Pegasus licence

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he prime minister and gov-
ernment intervened directly
with the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) to ensure
the latter granted a licence
to Pegasus Wireless, the company behind
a proposed multi-million dollar manufac-
turing facility for Freeport, sources have
told The Tribune.
The move has raised concerns about
alleged unwarranted interference in the
Port’s business affairs.

Contacts close to the situation said the
GBPA had not wanted to issue a business
licence to Pegasus and Jasper Knabb, its
‘president and chief executive, due to con-
cerns about the firm’s track record and
ability to deliver what it was promising
the Bahamas and Freeport.

The Tribune was told that Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie intervened directly to
ensure Pegasus received the necessary
GBPA approvals for its manufacturing
facility, which the company had already
started to set up last week.

It is understood that the issue was dis-
cussed between Mr Christie and Sir Albert
Miller, the GBPA’s chief executive, when

the prime minister visited Freeport last

week.
One source told The Tribune of the
GBPA’s deliberations: “They did not issue

the licence because they were concerned

about [the firm’s] background.

“The Port Authority, mindful of their
regulatory obligations and the Driftwood
fiasco at the Royal Oasis, were mindful
not to repeat it.”

Neither the GBPA nor Mr Knabb could

Concerns action may undermine Port
Authority, Hawksbill Creek Agreement

be contacted for comment. However,
Pegasus issued a press statement late on
Friday stating that it had received
approvals for “an unconditional business
licence” from the GBPA and government
that would allow it to operate from
Freeport. |

Mr Knabb said in a statement: “We
believe in our innovative technology, and
this facility will provide an outlet for us to
better supply our products to the con-
sumer market. We are proud to be on the
cutting edge of Bahamian history as the
first high tech manufacturing facility that
will provide a chance for their citizens and

economy to set a new technology bench-

mark for others to follow.”

The fact that Pegasus recruited over 200
employees, and began to establish its oper-
ations, before receiving the relevant
GBPA approvals and permits has rankled
with some in Grand Bahama, though.

And sources told The Tribune that Pega-

sus had also yet to formally receive a Cus-
toms Bond or Bond number. All GBPA
licensees, as part of their rights under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement, can apply
for and receive a Customs Bond and Bond
Number from Customs, allowing therm to
import and buy goods for use in their busi-
nesses duty-free under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. ses

Mr Knabb may have unwittingly walked
into the pre-election sparring match

between the FNM and governing PLP,
especially as his attorney, Pleasant Bridge-
water, is the PLP MP for Marco City. The
recruiting fair for Pegasus’s plant was held
at her law firm’s offices, leading to unsub-
stantiated charges from the FNM that the
event was politically motivated and
designed to bolster Ms Bridgewater’s re-
election hopes. . ;

In an interview with The Tribune in
December, 2006, Mr Knabb indicated that
his company was now one that had been
targeted and solicited as a new investment
for Freeport by the GBPA. ‘

Instead, Pegasus had been directed and
brought to Freeport by the government,
chiefly the prime minister and minister of
tourism, Obie Wilchcombe, who Mr
Knabb said first began discussions with
him following a chance encounter between
the two parties at Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport in Nassau.

Mr Knabb also revealed to the The Tri-
bune at that time that he was liaising close-
ly with the government, which was work-
ing to ensure his licence application did
not become ‘bogged down’ amid the
shareholder dispute at the GBPA between
the Haywards and St Georges.

Several observers have expressed con-
cerns to The Tribune that government

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portfolio to a major European -

insurance group, leaving the
newly-acquired Bahamian com-

pany as an agent on the health

side.

Chester Cooper, British
American’s president and chief
executive, who led the man-
agement buyout of the com-
pany, confirmed Tribune Busi-
ness’s exclusive revelation in
November 2006 that the com-
pany had transferred the risk
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Mr Cooper said: “We are
continuing to provide a very
seamless transition for our
clients. We are continuing to
offer front-end services as
agents, as Generali decided to
assume the risk of the health
portfolio.”

He indicated that British
American had decided to
divest the risk and underwrit-
ing responsibilities for its
health portfolio because health
insurance was no longer a core
business area for the compa-
ny.

Mr Cooper said the core
focus for British American and
its new 100 per cent owner,
BAB Holdings, the acquisition
vehicle he formed will fellow
principal and director, John
Wilson, an attorney and part-
ner at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, would be the areas of
life insurance, investments and
pensions, transforming the firm
into a full financial services
company.

“We are going to focus on life
insurance, our investing busi-
ness. We are going to diversify
our business. In short order,
we will see the development
of new products and initiatives
coming to the table,” Mr
Cooper said.

Bahamian life and health
insurers generally generate the
majority of their profits from
their life insurance portfolios
and investing activities, earning
minimal profits from their
health business, which could
have been one factor behind
the Generali risk transfer.
The move is likely to be posi-
tive for British American’s
health policyholders, though,
giving them access to the
expertise and capital base of a
major international insurance
group.

The Generali group is said to

Government’s

British American
deal with Generali
exclusively revealed

by The Tribune in
November

include 614 companies and
operate in 50 countries, pro-
viding property, auto, life and
health insurance. It is the
fourth largest insurer in
Europe by premium volumes,
and among the top 10 globally.
Mr Cooper denied that the
transfer of risk and underwrit-
ing responsibilities to Generali
had been motivated by the
proposed
National Health Insurance
(NHI) scheme, which aims to
replace private insurers as the.
primary health insurer in the
Bahamas.

“There is room in the indus-
try for the private sector and
the Government plan to co-
exist,” Mr Cooper said, adding
that the administration’s objec-
tives in providing universal
health care coverage were
“noble”. He indicated that
British American would look
to provide supplementary pri-
vate healthcare coverage once
the details of the Governmen-
t’s NHI plans were known.
Mr Cooper and Mr Wilson
unveiled their management
buyout of British American for
an undisclosed “eight figure”
sum last week, announcing

. plans to launch a new mutual

fund and open a branch office
in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
The company has “more than
70,000 policies” spread across
50,000 policyholders, and has
been operating in the Bahamas
since 1920. BAB Holdings
acquired the firm from British
American International Cor-
poration, whose chairman and
majority shareholder is Mauri-
tius-based Dawood Rawat.
Making British American 100
per cent Bahamian-owned fits
in nicely with the Governmen-
t’s aim of expanding Bahamian
ownership of the economy, and
will give the firm sharper focus
through its owners’ on-ground
presence.

Tribune Business can reveal

_ that a number of existing
Bahamian insurance compa- °

nies were invited to participate
in the management buyout by
Mr Cooper and his team, but
none chose to do so despite
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Government intervenes
over Pegasus licence

FROM page 1B

involvement in securing Pega-
‘sus’s licence, and the fact that
the company ‘put the cart
before the horse’, had worrying
implications for the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, Freeport
and the GBPA.

Before 1992, all business
licence applications from for-
eign and Bahamian-owned
companies looking to establish
themselves in Freeport had to
be approved by the GBPA
before they were sent to the
government in Nassau, whose
approval was also required.

Post-1992, the system has
been one of GBPA approval,
which is then sent to the gov-
ernment for “noting”- not fur-
ther approvals.

That followed soon after
attorney Frederick Smith, a

“partner with Callender and Co,
;won a Supreme Court verdict
on behalf of a business he
,operated, a water sports activ-
ities and excursions company
called Shangri-La.

Using the Hawksbill Creek
“Agreement, Mr Smith won a
verdict that, under it, business
‘licence applications for the
‘Freeport or Port area only had
‘to be approved by the GBPA, -
not the government in Nassau.
~ Yet the government’s
sinvolvement in the Pegasus
‘licence application has left
‘some observers concerned that
‘the episode undermines the
integrity of the Hawksbill
‘Creek Agreement and the
“GBPA, and represents undue
‘government interference in
*Freeport’s business affairs.

“Freeport cannot afford a
‘repeat of the Driftwood, Roy-

-al Oasis fiasco. The Port
‘Authority has the responsibil-
‘ity for vetting a licence appli-
-cation, and the government
‘should stop interfering in the
:approval of licences in
Freeport,” a source said.

The source added that, while
the government should hold
the GBPA to account for its
squasi-governmental and regu-
flatory responsibilities, it should

,{‘stay out of the business of
‘Freeport. Government has no
“business being involved in
\business.”

FROM page 1B

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*Bahamas approvals system is
:’confusing” because local gov-
ernment councils have the
authority to approve develop-
anents in principle. This some-
times gives developers the
‘umpression full approval has
ibeen granted, “perhaps bias-
dng the evaluation of technical
‘experts in Nassau”.

, The policy document
‘revealed that BEST was con-
cerned it did not review all
‘marina projects, with the Envi-

While many view Pegasus
and its wireless products as a
good fit for Freeport, given the
city’s place as the manufactur-
ing/distribution/logistics hub
for the Bahamas, some believe
the government pushed the
firm on the GBPA with inde-
cent haste because it was des-
perate to revive Grand
Bahama’s economy, given the
Royal Oasis situation, with an
election pending.

As The Tribune reported in’

December, 2006, Pegasus
Wireless as a company has

. bounced around during its his-

tory, starting out life incorpo-
rated in Nevada on April 5,
2000, as Burrard Technologies,
focusing on software develop-
ment.

Inactive

In 2001, it discontinued this
business and became inactive
until December 18, 2001, when
it acquired a Swiss company

called Technocell. Then, on.

April 2, 2002, it changed its
name to Blue Industries,
becoming inactive until 2003. It
only changed its name to Pega-
sus Wireless in June 2005.
Since then, it has grown via
three acquisitions, the purchase
price being financed by a com-

bination of cash and Pegasus °

shares. In all three deals, the
cash portion was financed by
Mr Knabb buying stock in
Pegasus, his own company.

Controversy dogged Pega-
sus in the months before it
arrived in Freeport, the com-
pany having delisted from the
Nasdaq stock market at the
end of October and retreated
to the over-the-counter mar-
ket.

At the time, Mr Knabb said
the move was made to try and
reduce trading volatility in
Pegasus’ stock, which had been
targeted by short-sellers. Then,
Pegasus was the subject of a
class action lawsuit filed in ear-
ly November by Kahn Gauthi-
er Swick, allegedly on behalf
of the company’s sharehold-
ers, after several articles on
Internet website, the Motley
Fool, had appeared criticising
the company and its manage-
ment.

Major hotel’s marina
approvals rescinded

ronmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) “limited to the physical
environment”. The definition
of what constituted a ‘marina
slip’ was uncertain, while the
Government did not know
how many marinas in the
Bahamas had pump-out facili-
ties.

In addition, the Government
policy document noted that
“there is no procedure to
ensure that boats using
Bahamian waters use land-
based pump out facilities to
dispose of their sewage”.

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The Professional Architects Act, 1994 empowers the “Professional Architects Board” to issue licenses to persons qualified to practice as
Professional Architects in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Act stipulates, “‘no person shall hold himself/out as a Professional Architect
or engage in public practice unless he is the holder of a valid licence. Any person who contravenes this ven is guilty of an offence and
is liable on summary conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both.

Public Notice is hereby given that only the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Architects in the Bahamas until January 31, 2008.

A

Rodney W. Braynen
FLB.A. B. Arch.

John W. Darville
Dip. Arch., R.1.B.A., .B.A.

Amos J. Ferguson
FIBA, ALP.
B. Arch., M. Arch.

Anthony J. Jervis, |,B.A
B.E.D., B. Arch. M. Arch.

Alvan K. Rolle |.B.A.
B. Arch. Tech.

Douglas R. A. Smith,

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Phone No. (242) 393-1874 001
PO. Box N-1423
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 002
P.O. Box N-4556
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-0079 003
PO. Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-2628 005
PO. Box N-7273
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-8141 006
P.O. Box N-7401
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 007

RILB.A,, L.B.A., Dip, Arch., BSc., MSc. P.O, Box N-4556

Gordon C. Major,
.B.A., B. Arch. Tech.

Arthur Colebrooke

Jonathan A. Adderley,

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 357-8741 008
P.O. Box N-3326

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-4061
P.O. Box N-3745

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8893

009

010

LBA, B.ED., Dip. Arch., MA, PU.G. P.O, Box N-9585

Michael C. Alexiou, I.B.A
B. Arch.

Reginald W. Armbrister
B. Arch.

Neil Behagg,
R.I.B.A., |.B.A,, Dip. Arch.

Gaetano A. Bonamy
.B.A., B. Arch.

Trevor Bridgewater
B.A., M. Arch.

Victor R. Cartwright
B. Arch.

Winston G. Jones

R..B.A,, |.B.A, Dip. Arch Dip. U.D.

Kenneth V. Lam
RLB.A., |.B.4., M.B.A

lram Lewis
B. Arch.

John L. McKenzie
B. Arch.

Clinton W. Pearce
B. Arch.

Andrew O. Stirling
R.ILB.A., ALLA.
B. Arch.

W. Kevin Sweeting
B.A., B. Arch.

Benjamin M. Albury
B. Arch.

Frederick D. Albury
B. Arch.

Sean A. Farrington
B. Sc. Arch B, Arch.

Michael Foster, |.B.A.
B.Sc. B. Arch.

Henry A. Hepburn
R.1.B.A, A.LLA.
B. Arch. M. Arch., M.U.P.

Sean R. Mathews
Dip. Arch.

Charles J. Moss
B. Sc. Arch.

Alicia C. A. Oxley, .B.A
B. Arch, M. Arch.

Archiectural Technicians until January 31, 2008.

DA

Wayde C. Russell

Henry A. Delancy

Michael A. Jones

Laurin L. Knowles

Ryan A. Archer
B. Sc Arch. Tech.

Livingston V. Evans

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-7383 011
P.O. Box N-672
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-3157
P.O. Box EE-16704
Nassau, Bahamas

012

Phone No. (242) 327-8109 013
PO. Box CB-11187
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2496 014
P.O. Box AB-20676

Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Phone No. (242) 394-0014 015
P.O. Box N-8244

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1896
P.O. Box N-4383
Nassau, Bahamas

Phoneitlo. (242) 325-1520
P.O. Box S$-5377
Nassau»Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2114
P.O. Box SS-5730
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 361-4972 021
P.O. Box CR-56998
Nassau, Bahamas

016

019

020

Phone No. (242) 393-8415 022
P.O. Box N-3356

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 424-1463
P.O. Box EE-17989
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-7883
P.O. Box SS-5399
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8150
P.O. Box N-3211
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-3552
PO. Box N-1731
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5916
P.O. Box N-1677
Nassau, Bahamas

023
024
025
027
028

Phone No. (242) 465-3738 031
PO. Box N-7627
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3385 032

~ RO. Box N-1190

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-9389
P.O. Box N-248
Nassau, Bahamas

033

Phone No. (242) 356-4538 035
PO. Box SS-19909

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-5204
PO. Box F-41247
Freeport, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3251
P.O, Box CB-11836

036

DS

David S. White
R.1.B.A., R.ALC

Daniel W. J. Davies,
.B.A., Dip. Arch.

Roston H. Miller
B. Arch.

Douglas A. Minns, |.B.A.

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R. John Paine, R.A.LA.
B. Arch.

D. Monty Knowles
B. Arch.

Gerard P. Brown, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Jackson L. Burnside Ill,
R.I.B.A., M. Arch.

Larry Forbes
B. Arch.

Leslie Johnson, |.B.A
Arch.

P. Curtis Malone

Jason P. Lorandos, |.B.A.

B. Arch., M. Arch.

David K. Griffiths,
Dip. Arch.
Donald A. Dean

Bruce LaFleur,
APA,, ALA.
B. Sc. Envin. Des. M. Arch.

Michael J. Moss, |.B.A

Garth W. Sawyer
Enrique Roldan
Enique Roldan
Neville Bosfield
B. Arch.

Wesley G.R. Thompson

Leo D. Ferugson

Timothy H. Neill, R.1.B.A.

Dip. Arch.

John W. McCardy, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Alberto G. Suighi, |.B.A.
Phd. Arch.

Hyacinth Allen
B. Arch.

Tyrone Burrows, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Dwight M. Thompson
.B.A., B. Arch.

ADDRESS

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1547 039
P.O. Box N-1013
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 332-2012
P.O. Box EL-25056
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 323-4543
P.O. Box N-7114
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-4736
P.O. Box N-7936
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2945
P.O. Box CB-11499
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2646
P.O. Box SS-19095
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 377-0027
P.O. Box CB-13248
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886
P.O. Box N-1207
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2021
PO. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box EE-15920
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8045
P.O. Box CB-12835
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-4372
P.O. Box CB-11275
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 559-7200
P.O. Box F-40257
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 352-4835
P.O. Box F-41609
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 328-7240
P.O. Box FH-14435
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-5913
P.O. Box N-7091
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 464-1798
P.O. Box EX-29276
Exuma, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-1900
P.O. Box SS-6351_
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-3718
PO. Box 29101
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-5566
P.O. Box SS-6261
_ Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 366.3110 071
P.O. Box AB-20006
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 332-2987
RO. Box EL-25078
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 327-2335
PO. Box CB-13177
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4991
PO. Box N-966
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 382-0611
P.O. Box N-9876
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3220
P.O. Box CB-13826
Nassau, Bahamas >



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Jennifer A Saunders
|.B.A, B. Arch.

Livingston Forbes

.B.A., B. Arch.

Hiram H. Lockhart

Pier Baldacci

Lawrence Chrisholm

Bruce M. Stewart
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resort executive has
suggested the Gov-

ernment impose a
tax on second homeowners
who rent out their properties
to others that is equivalent to
the 6 per cent room tax levied
on hotels, as this would gener-
ate at least $0.5 million per
year on Harbour Island alone.
| Inane-mail sent to The
Tribune, Bryan Bentley, vice-
president of Harbour Island-
based Romora Bay Club &
‘Resort, said the developers
lagreed with the Governmen-
t’s draft marina policy that
such facilities “could be a
more productive revenue
‘opportunity for the
\Bahamas”.

\ Yet he pointed out that the
i3ahamas was potentially
‘missing out on an even larger
‘source of tax revenues than
|marinas, namely non-
‘Bahamian and non-resident
‘second home owners who
‘were earning thousands of
dollars per annum from rent-
ing out their properties to
jother tourists.

, Mr Bentley said “the
'majority of waterfront

| homes” on Harbour Island,

‘especially those on the bay,

'were rented either full-time

| or part-time to visitors

, throughout the year.

' “These homeowners

‘receive $3,000 to as much as

! $10,000 per week, and pay no
tax whatsoever,” Mr Bentley

*said. “If one were to assume

} there are nearly 100 of such
homes averaging only $4,000
per week for only 20 weeks
during the year, the gross

j revenue would be $8 million.

“At a6 per cent tax rate,

; which is the rate paid by

| hotels, the revenue to the

‘ Government on Harbour

| Island alone would be

’ $480,000 per year net.to the

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to as much as $10,000 per week,
and pay no tax whatsoever.”

according to your article, the
Port Controller’s Office col-
lected only $156,000 from

‘New Providence and

$115,000 from the Family
Islands for 2006 in dock
charges.”

Mr Bentley added that it
was not “viable” to compare
Bahamas-based marinas with
those in south Florida when
deciding appropriate taxation
levels. Mr Bentley said Flori- |
da marinas were often home
bases, and provided perma-
nent berths, for yachts, while
those in the Bahamas were
“transient” and impacted by
seasonal issue.

Backing the Government’s
efforts to plan development,
including marinas, and to
ensure the Bahamian people
maximized the benefits from
economic development, Mr
Bentley said: “It should be
noted that marinas are also a
major source of tourism dol-
lars in that a large number of
people who visit the
Bahamas do so by boat, and
in doing so spend literally
thousands of dollars per
week in local gift shops,
restaurants and other food
and beverage, taxis, and golf
cart rentals, as well as hotels
and rental housing.

“Most boaters travelling to
the Bahamas are on smaller
craft, on which they neither
sleep nor prepare food.”
‘Mr Bentley added: “In the
case of Harbour Island, we
also agree that marinas
should be fairly taxed. It is
not, however, viable to com-
pare Bahamian marinas with
US occupants, whereas the

— Bryan Bentley

Bahamas is not only transient

but highly seasonal, with only :

a few high demand months.”

Mr Bentley’s comments
back up those of Mario
Cartwright, proprietor of the
Flying Fish Marina on Long
Island, who in feedback sup-
plied to the Government on
its draft marina policy, said
the assertion that such devel-
opments were “extremely
profitable” was “a gross over-
statement”.

He, too, pointed out that
yachting and boating was a
seasonal business for the
Bahamas, his business enjoy-
ing a seven-month season
lasting from January to July,
with the other months “very
slow”.

The peak period for the
Flying Fish Marina was the
May to July period, when it
enjoyed 80 per cent occupan-
cy, with rates from January to
May fluctuating between 30-
80 per cent.

Mr Cartwright said: “Mari-
na construction is almost pro-
hibitively expensive, so when
one considers the cost to
develop a marina, the occu-
pancy rates for the southeast-
ern Bahamas, the seasonal
nature of this business, and
the other variables that affect
occupancy (such as the
adverse weather conditions,
marinas in my part of the
Bahamas are not ‘extremely
profitable’; the truth is, we
barely get by.”

He added that the Govern-
ment’s suggestion that mari-
nas be charged by the linear
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Associated Press

ENGLAND struggled to
consecutive wins for the first
time in a year Saturday,
beating Italy 20-7 in the Six
Nations.

Although England
labored to overcome the vis-
iting Italians at Twicken-
ham, Jonny Wilkinson
kicked five penalties to
become the tournament's
record points scorer.

Wilkinson took his overall
competition tally to 421 — 15
more than Wales' Neil Jenk-
ins — and Jason Robinson
scored a try for England's
other points.

Italy improved from 14-0
down to dominate the inet-
fective England forwards
with 75 percent of second-
half possession.

While England tops the
Six Nations standings, its vic-

_ tories have come against
what are likely to be the
competition's two weakest
teams. England still has to
face defending champion
France, pre-tournament
favorite Ireland and 2005
winner Wales.

England was less fluent
than against Scotland last
weekend and struggled in
the face of tough opposition
from the Italian pack. The
home forwards made
ground slowly and were
unable to develop successive
phases of possession.

"Expectations, I felt, were
far too high after what hap-
pened against Scotland,"
England coach Brian Ash-
ton said. "Maybe now peo-
ple will see us where we
really are."

Wilkinson kicked England
into a 9-0 lead with three
penalties, the first of which

scoring record in Europe's
elite tournament.

_ Wilkinson did create a try-
scoring opportunity with five
first-half minutes left with a
long pass to Balshaw. Bal-
shaw sprinted down the
right and passed inside to
Mike Tindall, who delayed a
pass and was tackled less
than five yards (meters)
from the line.

Balshaw then left the
game because of a groin
strain that also forced him
to miss last week's 42-20 win
over Scotland. Marco Bor-
tolami went off for 10 min-
utes for a yellow card short-
ly after and England made
use of the extra man.

England won possession
from some scrappy forward
play near the line and spread
the ball wide to the left. Josh
Lewsey flipped the ball on
and Robinson picked it off
the floor before touching
down in the corner for his
second try in two games
since rescinding his interna-
tional retirement.

Wilkinson missed the con-
version and England went

‘in at halftime 14-0 ahead.

italy tired slightly in the
second half after making 41
first-half tackles to Eng-
land's 14, but still thwarted
England's attempts at win-
ning sustained possession.

"The Italian forwards
pose a huge threat. They've
gota big pack, and we knew
it would be a big test," Eng-
land Phil Vickery said. "We

scored 50 points, but some-
times you need like games
like this one."

Wilkinson kicked anoth-
er penalty to stretch his
team's lead but it was Italy
that came closest to scoring
the first try of the second
half when Tindall dragged
down flanker Josh Sole on
the line. Veteran scrumhalf
Alessandro ‘Troncon then
picked up the ball and tried
to dart over but was held up.

By the 63rd minute, Eng-
land had got out of its, half
just three times and Sole
broke again. From the
resulting breakdown,
Andrea Scanavacca picked
up the ball and touched
down by the posts.

"We showed we are a
good team and a team that
can play at this tevel," man-
of-the-match ‘Troncon said.
"We played very simply,
which was our goal."



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DUBLIN, Ireland
Associated Press

VINCENT Clerc scored a try
one minute from the end and
France beat Ireland 20-17 on Sun-
day to stay on course for another
Six Nations championship tri-
umph.

When Ronan O'Gara kicked
the Irish into a 17-13 lead — with a
fourth penalty to go with his try —
the Irish only had four minutes
to hang on. But Clerc collected
a long pass from Lionel Beauxis
and ran between two Irish
defenders to go over the line.

That gave the French a one
point lead and Beauxis converted
the try to complete a dramatic
French victory. Bernard Laporte's
team has two wins from two
games and is level on points with
England at the top of the stand-
ings. England labored to a 20-7
victory over Italy on Saturday,
having already beaten Scotland.

"Our spirit in forwards was bril-
liant," Laporte said. "We stuck

to our task well. We'll take some -

valuable experience from this per-
formance. We beat Argentina in
the autumn and Ireland today so
now we've beaten two of our
rivals in the (2007) World Cup
group stages."

French hooker Raphael Ibanez,
who scored his team's other try,
said they refused to give up.

"Byven when it looked like we
had lost, there was still hope in
the French side," Ibanez said.
"We still believed we could win
the game."

It was the first rugby union
game to be played at Croke Park
— the home of Ireland's Gaelic
sports — with Lansdowne Road
being modernized.

"We were conscious of the his-
tory behind the match," Ibanez
said. "We read history books all
week and had a meeting when
everything was explained to us.
We knew all about the history of
Croke Park but the fact it was
such a big event does make the
win more satisfying."

The Irish went very close to
rewarding a crowd of 82,000 fans
with a victory. Instead Ireland has
one win from two games having
beaten Wales 19-9 a week ago
and is level with Scotland, which
beat Wales 21-9 on Saturday.

"We couldn't have done any
more than we did," said Ireland
coach Eddie O'Sullivan. "The
boys gave their guts for the cause
and that was a cruel way to lose,
by any standards.

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second half and had the French
where we wanted them. They
needed a lucky break to win and
they got it when the ball bounced
their way. It's hard to swallow a
loss like that."

With Ireland missing captain
and center Brian O'Driscoll and
scrumhalf Peter Stringer through
injuries, France threatened to
overwhelm the home side in the
opening stages and raced into a
13-3 lead by the 13th minute.

After O'Gara had replied to
two penalties by David Skrela,
the French put together a slick
passing move which ended with
Ibanez taking a pass from
Christophe Dominici and cutting
inside Geordan Murphy's poor
tackle before charging 30 meters
to the line. Skrela converted.

O'Gara kicked a second penal-
ty and then ended a strong spell
of Ireland pressure to collect his
11th try in 68 appearances eight
minutes before half time.

The flyhalf started and finished
the move, offloading to Denis
Hickie and the ball was fed
through Shane Horgan and David
Wallace before O'Gara ran round
the back to take the ball and run

O'Gara's conversion attempt
would have put the score level
but he sliced it wide.

The French should have gone
into halftime further ahead but
Skrela missed two penalties and
the interval score was 13-11.

Ireland looked a stronger side
in the second half and O'Gara
kicked a 30-meter penalty in the
56th minute to put the home side
a point ahead for the first time.

Within a minute, Beauxis
replaced the injured Skrela who
had kicked eight points.

The match, billed as the key
game of the championship, had
long spells of nonstop, end-to-end
play.

The French set up Beauxis for
a drop goal with six minutes to
go and his well-struck attempt
from 40 meters hit the post and
bounced back into play.

O'Gara then kicked his fourth
penalty of the game with four
minutes to go to increase the lead
to four points and the Irish fans
seemed certain to celebrate
another victory to go with the
team's triumph over Wales.

But France responded quickly
and moved the ball across the
field to Clerc who had at least
four Irishmen between him and
the posts.

But he weaved in between two

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HOWARD K Stern _has
reclaimed the Eastern Road
home ‘Horizons’ and he and
his family were said to be now
caring for Anna Nicole Smith’s
baby, it has emerged.

_ As the saga of the former
Playboy Playmate’s death con-
tinues to unfold, the wrangling
over the rightful ownership of
the home she lived in for the
past few months escalated to
new heights over the weekend.

While scores of international
media were camped outside the
$900,000 luxury home to catch
a glimpse of Ms Smith’s baby,
five-month-old Dannie Lynn,
police were called to the scene
after locks on the house had

been changed, incidents of tres-»
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belonging to his deceased part-
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Speaking with The Tribune
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career in jeopardy. And their
mutual affection appears to be
beyond doubt, é'

For Mr Gibson, who was vili-
fied last summer for fast-tracking
Ms Smith’s residency permit, the
pictures will come as another
severe and possibly terminal
blow to his political ambitions.

For they coincide with calls
from PLP financial backers to
block his candidacy in the Gold-
en Gates constituency at the next
election because of the potential
embarrassment lying in wait as
the full Anna Nicole Smith story
unfolds.

“There are far more pictures
than these,” a source disclosed
last night. “And some of the oth-
ers show just what good friends
they were. It’s a very interesting
dossier, to say the least.”

Last night, legal sources said
Mr Gibson and the ill-fated real-

_-‘ity show star became close

‘friends last August. His fast-
tracking of,he
in less than‘a'month later caused
ructions among Bahamians who

- had been trying for years to get

status for their spouses.

Over the weekend, tragic
Anna Nicole’s baby Dannie
-Lynn was said to be in the care
of Mr Gibson’s mother, despite
reports on Friday that the child
had been taken to Florida by Ms
Smith’s lawyer-companion

‘Howard K Stern.

A source close to the situation
said: “Gibson’s mother often
used to baby-sit Dannie Lynn,
and Gibson himself was a regular
caller at the Eastern Road home.
He was there all the time.”

Ms Smith’s sudden .death in
Florida last Thursday is bound
to cast new light on Mr Gibson’s
friendship with the former Play-
boy Playmate of the Month, who
rose from humble Texan roots
to become one of the world’s
most recognisable celebrities.

Tabloid newspapers will be
taking special note of a picture
file which tells more than words

-ever could how the blonde sizzler
lived her life.

“The pictures are in the hands
of Fox TV and other US out-
lets,” said a source, “There is no
way these pictures aren’t going
to spread all over the world.”

The Tribune came into pos-
session of the pictures after trou-
bling scenes at Ms Smith’s East-
ern Road home, Horizons, on
Friday night.

Lawyers for the late actress
and her ex-lover Ben Thompson
- who claims to be owner of the
property - exchanged angry

- words as Mr Thompson tried to

secure the house against intrud-
ers.
Police called to the scene
reportedly ordered security
guards employed by Mr Thomp-
son off the property. Attorney
Ms Tracy Ferguson of Callen-
ders, who represented Ms Smith
soon after Daniel’s death, was
told she was trespassing.

Meanwhile, a crowd gathered
outside the property, some of
them claiming that Ms Smith had
told them they could have cer-
tain items of clothing and other
goods.

“The vultures were assem-
bling,” said a source, “they were

' eager to get into the house to-

see what they could lay their
hands on.”

As the media frenzy round Ms
Smith’s untimely death intensifed
last night, it became clear that

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“The locks were changed
twice. I don’t know (who did
it), but I would like to know so

Mr Gibson was sinking deeper
into a mire of his own making.
A political observer said: “This
is curtains for Shane. These pic-
tures throw. new light on this sit-
uation. However you interpret
them, it doesn’t look good fo
the minister.”
Meanwhile, other sources
claimed that quantities of

methadone and other drugs were .

found in Horizons. Ms Smith has
been repeatedly accused by rel-
atives and others of being an
addict. ,

The picture file handed to The
Tribune also. shows Mr Gibson
at Ms Smith’s bedside with a
Christmas gift she reportedly
bought him “to express gratitude
for his help in getting her a per-
mit,” It was a Rolex watch, which
generally sells for between
$10,000 and $30,000.

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Mr Munroe said that both
members of the Callenders and
Co law firm — Ms Smith’s for-
mer lawyers — and Godfrey
“Pro” Pinder, who is repre-
senting the late Ms Smith’s for-
mer boyfriend G Ben Thomp-
son, had to be directed to
remove themselves from the
property.

At the time of her death, Ms
Smith was embroiled in a legal
dispute over the ownership of
‘Horizons’ — the property she
initially named in her perma-
nent residency application to
qualify for status.

Mr Munroe explained yes-
terday that Mr Pinder was in
breach of an order by Supreme
Court. Justice Jeanne Thomp-
son from November 9 to stay
off the property.

Both parties are scheduled
to appear in court on February

26, when the question of Mr

Pinder’s being in breach of Jus-
tice Thompson’s order as well
as the determination of the
rightful ownership of the home
may be addressed, Mr Munroe
said.

Mr Munroe said last night
that he had no knowledge of

: dramatic new photos

disclosures, including details of ,
Anna Nicole’s recent purchase
of a home in Coral Harbour,
raised serious questions which
could affect the status of baby
Dannie Lynn.

Legal sources said Ms Smith,
in her application to buy the
home of businessman Glenn
Rogers, described herself as a
first-time buyer. :

This, according to attorneys,
negates her claims to Horizons
and therefore could nullify her
residency status, which was
based on her supposed owner-
ship of the Eastern Road prop-
erty.

If Ms Smith were not an offi-
cial resident of the Bahamas at

- the time of her daughter's birth

last September 7, then the child
will have no claim to Bahamian
citizenship, the sources say.

If this proves to be the case,

the fight oyer Dannie: Lynn’s
paternity could end up back in
the US courts along with legal
wrangling over her potential
$400 million fortune from the
estate of Ms Smith’s ex-husband,
Howard Marshall.

The -Coral Harbour home is
said to have changed hands for
$680,000 with $88,000 extra in
renovations.

Ms Smith had bought a 39-foot
boat for $115,000 on January 23
and she was in Florida last week
to take delivery prior to a
leisurely sail back to the
Bahamas.

During that trip to Hollywood,
Florida, she was taken ill and col-
lapsed,

Efforts to revive her failed.
Behind her she left a five-month-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.

The Tribune Limited | LOUSY Service
from Batelco

THE TRIBUNE









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






IT WAS BILLED as a PLP branch meet-
ing, but in fact it was a PLP rally for Fox Hill
MP Fred Mitchell on the Fox Hill parade.

We do not know if the rally was advertised
as a branch meeting because — as many of
Mr Mitchell’s detractors claim — he was so
unsure of his support in the village: that he
wanted to make certain that if only enough
supporters turned up for a meeting he would
not be publicly embarrassed by having adver-
tised it as a rally. But this is election time
and it is now going to be hard to separate
truth from fiction. However, whatever the
truth, the function in Fox Hill on January 29
turned out to be arally. —

Of course, he was arrogantly dismissive of
his FNM opponent — educator Dr Jacinta












Mitchell is to be believed, is not really known
in Fox Hill. If this claim is true, it seems
strange that Mr Mitchell would have selected
Dr Higgs in 2002 after he was elected MP
for Fox. Hill to head the Fox -Hill Festival
Committee.

According to Mr Mitchell, Dr Higgs did
not last long in that post.

“Six weeks give or take a few later,” he
told his supporters, “I learned to my shock
and the utter dismay of the rest of the Com-
mittee that the lady with all the ideas had
quit without so much as a by your leave, had
abandoned her duties and responsibilities in
her words for ‘personal reasons’.”

It. was probably the same shock that the
FNM felt when their senator-of-convenience,
who as leader of the PDF occupied a negoti-
ated FNM seat in the Senate, abandoned that
seat without an explanation. We understood
at the time that Senator Mitchell, who had
entered into an alliance with the. FNM for
the Senate seat, was disappointed when he
failed to secure the FNM nomination for
Centreville to run against Perry Christie in
the 1997 general election. The irony of the



















leader, is now a member of the PLP cabinet
with Prime Minister Christie his leader.

Today, Mr Mitchell wants to know who
Jacinta Higgs really is, just as we would like to
know who Fred Mitchell really is.

“When you looked around that crowd,”
said Mr Mitchell in reference to the FNM
rally that was held a short time earlier in Fox
Hill, “the one Fox Hill person there was the
one PLP who they have borrowed from us! In
fact, they had to reintroduce their candidate
to Fox Hill (Dr Jacinta Higgs) because no
one really knows her here in Fox Hill. What
Fox Hill knows about her is that she and her
family are PLPs. So the FNM yet again had to
look to’a PLP to try and fool people into
voting for them. Fred Mitchell is the real
deal, the real PLP. Let's not vote for a fake
PLP.”

















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Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama_



WE ask: Who is Fred Mitchell?

Is Fred Mitchell in fact the “real deal” or
is he a man whose one goal is to be prime
minister of this country and, like a game of
chess, is studying his options and calculating
the fastest route to achieve his dream?

Dr Jacinta Higgs, highly thought of as an
educator, is married to an FNM supporter.
She, and possibly her whole family — as Mr
Mitchell claims— were PLP supporters. For
some. reason — as did Mr Mitchell — she
changed her party affiliation. If for this rea-
son, she is a “fake”, so is Mr Mitchell.

Our memory of Mr Mitchell goes back
many years when he held a position at ZNS.
He was no bright star at the time. We only
remember him being at ZNS because of the
unease of a Canadian reporter. In those days
we lived in what a young John Marquis called
a “frightened society.” At the time it was
claimed that a reporter — we believe he was
a Haitian from New York — was in Nassau
digging into the drug scandal that was then
making international headlines. It was report-
ed that his hotel room had been raided one
night by Bahamian police and his notes con-
fiscated. This story was making its rounds
among the international press corps when
the Canadian reporter arrived, chasing the
same story. :

He was comfortable until he went to ZNS
to talk with Mr Mitchell. He returned to our
office quite unhinged with the request that for
the remainder of his stay in the Bahamas he
be allowed to leave his notes and camera
equipment at The Tribune at the end of each
day.

What had gone wrong? It was nothing that
Mr Mitchell had said. But it was his
demeanour that had made the reporter
uncomfortable. The Canadian left ZNS with
the impression that Mr Mitchell was afraid to
talk to him. He said Mr Mitchell kept looking
furtively over his shoulder as though “big
brother” were watching. After that encounter
the reporter was ready to believe every eerie
story that was being told about this “fright-
ened society.”

In his early days Mr Mitchell was amem- '

ber of the PLP. Something happened and he
launched his own party — the PDF. From
this platform he was one of the PLP’s sever-
est critics.

He then entered into an alliance with the
FNM whereby as PDF leader he would occu-
py an FNM Senate seat. As the 1997 elections
neared he positioned himself for an FNM
nomination that never came. If he was to
ever achieve his ambition, he had to get into

the House. Back to the PLP it was — it was |

his last chance. . j ges

And so we ask: Who is this Fred Mitchell?
Is he a real PLP, or is the party — and the
Fox Hill seat — just a strategic move in his
complicated chess game to get to the top?











EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish the follow-
ing letter to:

Dear Mr. Batelnet Man

Could you please tell me
where my e-mail goes when I
send it? It surely doesn't go to
the person I sent it to.

Also, please tell me where
the mail that people send to
me ends up because people
are sending me e-mails that I
never receive.

I lost a real estate deal .

today because of you. The
buyer thought I didn't reply
to their e-mail so they used
somebody else.

But do you care? I think not.
However, if I don't pay my bill
this month, I'm sure you will
be turning my account off
Johnny on the spot. That's the
only thing you seem to be able
to do in a timely manner,

Throwing away mail is ille-
gal. You are obviously throw-
ing my-mail away. If you can
show me where it is, I'll
believe otherwise.

I have never experienced
such atrocious service. Oh no,
I forgot, my phone service,
GSM cell service and TDMA
cell service are just as atro-
cious.

I tried to subscribe to a mail






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service in Canada and even a
G-mail account in the US just
to get away from Batelco.

But I now find out that I |

cannot send mail from Out-
look Express through the
Canadian account or g-mail
servers because they won't let
anybody that subscribes to
Batelnet send e-mails. through
their servers because Batelnet
has such high rates of spam.

This is in Canada and the
US!! You are truly famous.

I am sorry to have to write
to The Tribune but I have
tried to contact you by phone,

and by e-mail but to no avail.

After playing ring around your
stupid telephone recording, I
am put through to Batelnet
Internet Tech Support (What
a joke!) and get a message that
if I am having a Technical
Problem I should leave a mes-
sage and you will return my
call. It's a good thing I am not
still holding my breath. Just
like I knew, you never.did, nor
will you ever, return my call.
If I provided the service to
my clients that you provide to

yours, I'd be out of business
in a month, but our govern-
ment keeps letting you rip the
Bahamian Public off. Why?
Probably because they don't |
care either.

So I just want to let you
know that I am moving my
business to another provider.
At least now when my internet
breaks on Friday I can find
somebaqdy to answer the
phone before Monday at 10am -
when your lazy unionized co-
workers come in and eat their

. breakfast, drink their tea, read

the Punch and then decide it
may be time to do some work
before lunch.

Everybody would be much
better off if you just closed’
down. At least then, when we
have to go back to beating
drums, we'll know people are
hearing us.

So, so long Mr. Batelnet
man! I hope you can get your
act together one day, but I tru-
ly doubt you ever will.

Yours sincerely,

PETER DUPUCH

A Completely Dissatisfied
Customer.

Nassau,

February 7, 2007.

A barometer of -
our economy —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

tainly suggest any interruption might be dan-

gerous. -











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In Wednesday, January 31, 2007, you pub-
lished the Chairman’s report on unaudited
results through December, 2006 and it simply
is spectacular and reassures everyone
that the economy of The Bahamas is very
well.

Commonwealth Bank is known to be the
bank of choice of the working people, so
those naysayers read and recognize that the
working people have condifence in the econ-
omy and are doing a lot of business with
Commonwealth, which is well known, they
are also doing similar with other commercial
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Commonwealth’s Gross Revenue increased
by 16.4 per cent, no sneeze at $81.6 million -
Net income increased by 27 per,cent amount-
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‘The US economy is vibrant - the small busi-
ness operators in the US are smiling and con- .
sumer spending is strong. Inflation is minimal,
2 plus per.cent annually.

The truth speaks for itself, Central Bank
statistics show savings in May 2002 stood at
$645.4 million and in December 2006 stood
now at $950.7 million. Fixed deposits grew
from May 2002 of $2.2 billion plus to over
$2.7 billion in December 2006. Is this a sick —
economy?

Customs Revenue has exceeded estimates
by a substantial amount and everyone knows
that means the working class - the middle
class and the upper class are going to Miami
and outside of The Bahamas and buying mer-
chandise liable to Duty.

The facts say a lot; the possible distortion of
facts, intentionally, is doing a disser "ice to
the people, as some who do this are also
enjoying bumper business, business they did-
n’t have between 1992-2002 if they told the
truth.

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LOCAL NEWS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007, PAGE 5





In brief

Cuba projects —
economic
growth of 10
per cent

mM HAVANA

CUBA'S economy should
follow two torrid years of eco-
nomic growth with an expan-
sion of at least 10 per cent,
economy minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez said Friday,
according to Associated Press.

Rodriguez again defended
Cuba's claims of 12.5 per cent
growth in gross domestic
product for 2006, despite giv-
ing figures that indicated a
slight slip in tourism — the
“Cuban economy's chief
income earner.

Speaking at a congress of
leftist economists, Rodriguez
said Cuba had transformed
its economy since the collapse
of the Soviet Union, once its
chief supporter and trade
partner, at the start of the
1990s.

An economy whose
exports were 90\per cent
goods and only LO per cent
services in 1989 now leans 70-
30 toward services, he said.
Services now account for 76
percent of Cuba's overall
economy while primary
goods, such as crops, amount
to only 4 percent.

Rodriguez said growth in
Cuba's gross domestic prod-
uct "should reach more than
10 percent this 2007" despite
high prices for imported food
and fuel. Cuba has been aided
by steadily rising domestic oil
production as well as by sig-

nificant. fuel aid. from
Venezuela. :
Rodriguez acknowledged

that the communist govern-
ment's method of counting
output "has an influence" on
the high rate of growth. Cuba
includes social services not
counted in UN-standard mea-
sures of economic output.
But he said that difference
"is not the only thing that
determines those rates of
growth." He said that if social

services and commerce were: :

dropped from the count,
Cuba still would have shown
9.5 per cent growth last year.

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PLP criticised for giving away
too much land to developers

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE PLP’s vision for the
future of the Bahamas is “short-
sighted” and gives away too
much of the country’s resources
to foreigners in exchange for
far too little, the FNM charged
yesterday.

In its weekly commentary,
the opposition party criticised
the government for having
“turned a blind eye to environ-

‘mental damage, demographic

disruption, and the economic
distress their policies are caus-

Government accused of ignoring environmental damage



ing.”

The FNM claimed some
PLPs along with certain foreign
developers believe they are the
first to really discover the
Bahamas.

“Some of these developers
have also ‘discovered’ that the

PLP is willing to provide them’

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unprecedented concessions and
briefcases full of work permits,”
the party claimed.

The Bahamas’ natural her-
itage, the FNM said, is “ours to
protect and enjoy, not. to give
away to the highest bidder.”

“It presents us with unique
possibilities and opportunities
and together we must leverage
these possibilities and utilise of

-these opportunities. This chal-

lenge calls for 20/20 vision,
meaning a vision of what we
want our country to look like
in the year 2020 and beyond,”
the commentary said.

Proposal

Although the FNM has not
yet released its party manifesto
for 2007, the opposition yester-
day outlined its vision for the
future of investment in the

Bahamas.

“We will invite foreign
investors and other friends: of
the Bahamas to participate in
our journey, but it will be a jour-
ney planned and devised by
Bahamians from all walks of life
in every island.

“We will invite young and
old, professionals and technical
people, trade unions and

‘employers, environmentalists

and developers, artists, educa-
tors,.and entrepreneurs to join
us in developing a Bahamian
vision and strategic plan for the
nation,” the FNM said.
The opposition said that
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the FNM will work to increase
Bahamian ownership of the
economy.

The FNM said that is has a

‘plan to increase the sustainable

development in all the islands
through the ownership of small
guest houses and hotels by
Bahamian entrepreneurs.

On the question of the secu-
rity of the country, the FNM
said that it will soon speak
about its long-term strategies
to deal with the Bahamas’
pressing social problems and

will in the meantime push for a
national security agenda which
“vigorously combats crime,
rehabilitates the wayward, pro-
tects our borders and our .
resources and prepares to
respond effectively and quickly
to natural disasters.”

The FNM is also promising
to advance democracy and free-
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a public sector upgrade and
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An appeal judge has been
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Kenneth Dickie in-contempt
and jail him for 45 days for
refusing to support his ex-wife
and children since moving to
Nassau.

The 9-0 Supreme Court deci-
sion was “‘a very strong message”
for the lower courts to go ahead

and use that weapon against

him, said Harold Niman, lawyer
for Dickie’s ex-wife Leaka.

Dr Dickie is alleged to have
‘stopped making $11,500 month-

ly payments to his ex-wife and -

children shortly after moving to

the Bahamas in 2002.
According to Canadian Tele-

vision News, he continues to

live “a lavish life” here as oper-
ator of the Bahamas Instititute
of Plastic Surgery, with a luxury
estate on the water, a Porsche
and a Mercedes.

His ex-wife obtained judg-
ment ordering her former hus-
band to pay with a letter of
credit for $150,000. But Cana-
dian court orders can’t be legal-
ly enforced in the Bahamas.

In 2004, Dr Dickie returned
to Canada to appeal the order.
But he was cited: for contempt
and jailed for 45 days.

Last year, Ontario Court of
Appeal ruled the judge did not
have the power to find Dickie in
contempt or jail him. Leaka
Dickie appealed to the Supreme
Court.

Rochelle Cantor, Dr Dickie’s
attorney, told the court that
sending parents to court for
non-payment of bills was a

“Dickensian concept” reminis-
cent of debtors’ prisons.

But Leaka Dickie’s lawyer

argued that courts needed a
wide range of powers to deal
with spouses who did not fulfil
their financial obligations.
_ The Supreme Court agreed
the contempt citation should
stand. But it is still unclear
whether Mrs Dickie and her
children - now in their mid-20s -
will ever get the money.

Lawyers have suggested the

court action could have been
avoided had Dr Dickie sought
an adjustment of payments due
to changed circumstances.
. Instead, attorney D Smith of
the Smith Family Law Group
told Canada AM that Dr Dick-
ie went into default and never
sought to change the support
order. “That’s where the prob-
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- Minister voices
concern over teen
pregnancy level



“There has been a decline in
fertility rates among girls 15-19,
but teen pregnancy is still a
matter of national concern, ©
simply because teen mothers
are more at risk of not
completing their education and
as a result have limited options
for financial support as they
can be less marketable and

less skilled.”

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing

YOUTH, Sports and Hous-
’ ing Minister Neville Wisdom
has expressed concern at the
high level of teen pregnancy,
and the alarming rate of fail-
ure by both male and female
students in external exami-
nations.

“There has been a decline .

in fertility rates among girls

15-19, but teen pregnancy is.

still a matter of national con-
cern, simply because teen
mothers are more at risk of
not completing their educa-
tion and as a result have lim-
ited options for financial sup-
port as they can be less mar-
ketable and less skilled,” Mr
Wisdom told the House of
Assembly.

Mr Wisdom outlined
numerous issues facing youth
in the Bahamas and called for
a comprehensive strategy to
deal with those issues.

“We cannot deny the role
that the family plays in the
positive development of
youth and we cannot entirely
blame the government, the
church, the police or any oth-
er external group for some of
the price we are now paying
in our society as they relate to
youth behaviour,” he added.
“Some of the blame must rest
at the door of the home.”

He said it was understand-
able that it is not easy to raise
“this modern child of today,”
but parents must also be
“willing to change those old
methods of child rearing that
are obviously not working
with today’s youth.”

He challenged parents to
abandon the “negative behav-
iour they are displaying for
their children to see.”

To deal effectively with the

problems facing youth, Mr
Wisdom revealed that his
ministry will develop a

national youth development |

strategy, in collaboration with
the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank.

“A team from IDB head-
quarters in Washington, DC,
is presently in New Provi-
dence meeting with a techni-
cal team of youth officers to
chart the way forward in

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this,” he said.

The plan will include:

e Institutional strengthen-
ing of the youth division and
non-government organisa-
tions that work with youth
through restructuring, train-
ing, policy development and
staffing.

e Exploring the establish-
ment of a youth development
fund to accommodate private
sector contributions towards
youth development initia-
tives, in particular channelling
portions of potential revenue
derived from foreign invest-
ment to strengthening youth
projects, programmes and
services.

e Proper policies and crite-
ria regarding quality assur-
ance and accountability must
be strengthened for NGOS
to equally and appropriately
benefit from the access to
funding.

e Increasing focus on
research, ensuring that the
mechanisms are in place to
gather youth-related data so
that the programmes created
are relevant and appropriate
to youth needs.

© Establishing a proper
monitoring and evaluation
system for all programmes
offered by the ministry and
NGOS to ensure that objec-
tives, outcomes and deliver-
ables are met.

¢ Development of a com-
prehensive and innovative
communications strategy
involving youth in media to
counteract the negative mes-

' sages that are currently being
‘ spread through the media,

influencing culture, dress
behaviour and values.

“My ministry has just spon-
sored a powerful video pro-
duced by local gospel artist
Christian Massive with the
message of ‘Walk Away’ in
hopes of encouraging our
youth to respond to peace
and avoid unnecessary con-
flict,” Mr Wisdom said.

Mr Wisdom also referred
to statistics on youth com-
piled by Dr Lorraine Blank
for the government and IDB.

The report pointed to facts

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female youth are out of
school and did not receive a
single passing grade on any
Ministry of Education exter-
nal examination; 34 per cent
of poor youth and 22 per cent
of non-poor youth are out of
school and unemployed and
half of all boys and 20 per
cent of girls are sexually
active by age 15.

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priority,” he said. “Their well-
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Caribbean Community (CARI-
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have all lost their preferential
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If China would guarantee the
four CARICOM countries the
same, or a higher, level of
assistance than they now
receive, it may very well be
that they would end their rela-
tionship with Taiwan in favour

of China.



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has dwindled. The result has
been dislocation in their work
force, and a decline in income.

ertainly Belize’s For-
/Yeign Minister appears
convinced that China would not

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I suppose account is also tak-
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cases where countries break
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reported to have been made
before Genada switched its
recognition to China two years
ago.

Since then China has built the
sports facility and, embarrass-
ingly, for the Grenada govern-

(): course, if China
would guarantee the

four CARICOM countries the
same, or a higher, level of assis-
tance than they now receive, it
may very well be that they
would end their relationship
with Taiwan in favour of China.

For, as the Belize Foreign
Minister puts it: “The principle
of raison d’état asserted that the
national interest of the state jus-
tified whatever means were
employed to further it.”

It is also possible that China
and Taiwan might find it in their
mutual interest to negotiate an
acceptable form of reunifica-
tion in which case the matter of
which of the two would give
more assistance becomes mute
and the four CARICOM coun-
tries would have to be content
with what they could each indi-
vidually bargain out of China.

The China-Taiwan divide is
probably the last frontier in
which rivalry between external



The China-Taiwan divide is

t

probably the last frontier in
which rivalry between external
nations offers some CARICOM
countries an opportunity to
extract a little more on the basis
of where they would tie their

allegiance. |



ment when a-Chinese delega-
tion joined Prime Minister Kei-
th Mitchell for the formal open-
ing of the facility, they were
greeted to the tune of the Tai-
wanese national anthem.

In any event, it is obvious that
the four CARICOM govern-
ments that still recognise Tai-
wan believe that it is in their
peculiar interest to continue to
do so.

And since CARICOM
requires its members only to
coordinate their foreign poli-
cies, not to narmonize them, it
appears that they will continue
to be divided over China and

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only just “a little more.”

( ARICOM countries

would benefit more
from a trade, aid and invest-
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experience of the Lomé Agree-
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nou Accord demonstrated the
benefits of joint negotiations
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The Dominican Republic,
CARICOM’s partner in CAR-
IFORUM, shows that it is pos-
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with one of the China’s and to
trade with, and attract invest-
ment from both of them.

Last year trade between the
DR and China totalled US$490
million, twice as much as with
Taiwan with which it has diplo-
matic relations.

The DR has obviously
worked out a strategy for deal-
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Taiwan and is benefiting from
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Leader of the Opposition and MP
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"Some will argue that the PM's
Pension Act provides that he
should get a pension but does not
provide for him to retire in order
to get it," said Moss.

"It is a foolish argument
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mit him, shoutd he win the next
general election and become PM
again, to not only be paid for serv-
ing as PM but also to continue to
collect the present 'pension' he
collects today, giving him more
than $20,000 a month."

Last week, Mr Ingraham pro-
. duced a letter in the House of
Assembly stating that he had for-
eited his salary for serving as
leader of the opposition and MP
for North Abaco, and was only

receiving the prime minister's pen-
sion.

Mr Pierre Dupuch claimed on
Wednesday that, by the-end of this
term, Mr Ingraham will have
received $570,000 in pension pay-
ments since 2002.

However, Sir Lynden Pindling
had to be out of parliament before
he could receive his pension, not-
ed Mr Moss.

Though the Prime Minister's
Pension Act, which came into
force in 1997, is "silent on whether
the prime minister has to be out-
side of parliament", Mr Moss
describes the collection of the pay-
ment as an "abuse of the process"
on behalf of Mr Ingraham. ,

“We submit that any court any-
where will not interpret the statute
that way and will hold that a pen-
sion is paid upon retirement. To
interpret otherwise makes non-
sense of the statute and this could

Bahamasair managers

FROM page one

the other benefits - such as "time and a half" pay for overtime, and extra
days off - that their Bahamas-based counterparts were deemed entitled

‘to.

not have been the intent of par-
liament."

The attorneys also pointed to
examples set in other countries as
evidence to support their position
that Mr Ingraham should have had
to leave parliament before he can
receive the pension.

According to their research, in
the UK, Canada and Jamaica no
former PMs became eligible to
receive their pensions until they
had done so.

Twenty-seven years passed
between former British PM, Mr
Edward Heath, losing the position
of PM and being able to collect
his prime ministerial pension, they
point out.

The two are demanding that the
treasury stop the pension payment
to Mr Ingraham, unless he resigns
as leader of the opposition or MP

| for North Abaco, and, along with

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr
Fred Mitchell, are requesting that
he immediately make arrange-
ments to repay the amount
received:so far.

Meanwhile, the sum of
$102,666.65 is in a treasury spe-
‘cial deposit account for Mr Ingra-
ham at the Royal Bank of Canada,
said Mr Mitchell on Wednesday.

"The monies are there to his

account and to his order. He can
collect it as he wishes and if he
does not collect it, his estate is
its beneficiary," Mr Mitchell stat-
ed.

Mr Ingraham responded at a
rally on Thursday stating that he
had tried to return the salaries for
his position as MP and leader of
the opposition that were put in his
account, but there was no provi-
sion in the law for him to do so.

He noted that he had promised

to represent his constituency and .

serve as leader of the opposition
without payment, and claimed that
the money that Mr Mitchell
referred to had been put in the
special account in 2005 to "cover
(a) lie" told by the PLP at a con-
vention that year stating that he
had been receiving pay for being
an MP “all along."

He said that if the PLP "have
been stashing monies in my name
in an unauthorised account some-
where, when we return to
office...(we) will put that to good
use for the benefit of the Bahami-
an people."

However, Mr Moss and Mr
Thompson both claim that Mr
Ingraham "needs to be held to
account" for "improperly" receiv-
ing his prime minister's pension.



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The managers - many of whom have worked for the company for
upwards of 20 years - are based in the West Palm Beach, Orlando, Mia-
mi and Fort Lauderdale offices. .

"We feel as if we're being slighted, derogated, disregarded and dis-
criminated against," one manager said Friday.

"Everybody got a cheque except us (in December)...when we
inquired as to what happened to us, we were told, well, you're not part
of any union, you're not covered, you're not entitled to anything."

The crux of their complaints is that they have no formal document
stating their entitlements as Florida-based managers.

"We as managers in the US have no standards procedures set for-
ward for us. It was previously stated that we fell under the guidelines
of the Bahamas management. However, the managers in the Bahamas
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told that we were not within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas so we
cannot receive this entitlement," said a manager. :

The managers are paying dues to the Public Managers Union (PMU)
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union itself - that it only covers managers residing within the Bahamas.

"We...are required to...provide and perform in the best interests of
the company, but how can we when it is obvious that the company does
not haye our interests at heart. :

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benefits are - we have nothing in writing," one said.

Meanwhile, the managers have been informed that a new insur-
ance deduction will be taken from their salaries - along with all other
staff who are a part of the union.

"They said 'Well you all know from your union contract...' - didn't
you say we weren't on the contract? Why are you hitting us with the
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Ministry of Energy and the Environment

Consultation on Proposed New Marina Policy

In November of 2006, Cabinet considered a report from the Marina
Task Force recommending changes to the policies relating to the siting
and charging for marinas. It adopted a set of policies on an interim basis
| with respect to siting that were designed to protect the environment and
adjacent communities. These policies were generally in line with
policies in nearby areas, including Florida. The Task Force Also reviewed the
the seabed and the marinas
themselves, cabinet made no decision here, but accepted the Task Force’s: |
recommendations that discussions be held with stakeholders involved with
marinas, before the formal a doption of a Marina Policy.

The Task Force will be holding meetings at the following times and
locations during the week of February 12-16 between 10:00a.m and

Monday-February 12, Grand Bahama, Old Bahama Bay, West End
Tuesday-February 13, Abaco, The Methodist Hall, Dundas Town
- Wednesday-February 14, Exuma, The Resource Centre
_Thursday-February 15, Eleuthera, Harbour Island,

Friday-February 16, Nassau, Wyndham Crystal Palace Resort

All people “interested in the Marina Policy are invited to attend
the location most convenient for them. Those wishing a copy of the
draft report may download it from The Ministry of Tourism’s website

or more letter x’s in the zip code space and go to the Marina Policy
section. If you cannot access the interent, you may get a copy by contacting |
Ms. Prenell Evans at the Ministry of Engery and The Environment (242)

322 6005. If you can’t attend the meetings or wish to send comments on

the draft report should send them to the Task ForceRapporteur, Malcolm

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THE TRIBUNE -;

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of ‘Grenada 17’ have :

sentences overturned

Aree 23 years
of incarceration,

13 remaining members of
the “Grenada 17” (former
government. and. military
officers convicted of the

murder of former Prime.

Minister Maurice Bishop
and others) had their sen-

tences overturned by the.

judicial committee of the
Privy Council last week.

The JCPC ruled that the
death sentences originally
imposed in the cases were
unconstitutional and that
this also invalidated the
process by which those
sentences were later com-
muted to life imprison-
ment.

In its ruling, the JCPC
stated that “the question of
the appellants’ fate is so
politically charged that it
is hardly reasonable to
expect any government of
Grenada ... to take an
objective view of the mat-
ter” even after 23 years.”

It ordered that the case
should therefore’ be
referred back to. the
Supreme Court of Grena-
da for a new sentencing
determination “taking into
account the progress made
by the appellants during
their time in prison.”

While the decision does
not amount to a full retrial,
Amnesty International wel-
comes the decision as a
means by which the cases
can finally be reviewed,

“after years of ‘concern

about the fairness of their
trial and convictions. :

Although Amnesty Inter-
national has not taken a
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long called on the Grena-
dian authorities to estab-
lish an independent judi-
cial review of the
convictions, a recommen-
dation. also made by
the Grenadian Truth
and Reconciliation Com-
mission in a report in June,
2006.

= BACKGROUND

he 17 were
detained by US

forces following the US-led
invasion of Grenada in
October, 1983. The inva-
sion occurred after a coup
in which former Grenadi-
an Prime Minister Maurice
Bishop and 10 members of
his government were
allegedly summarily exe-
cuted by supporters of a
dissident faction led by
Bishop’s deputy Bernard
Coard.

In 1986, 14 former mem-
bers of the government of
Grenada and three soldiers
were convicted of the mur-
ders. The former govern-




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ment members, including
Bernard Coard and his wife
Phyllis Coard, were sen-
tenced to death while the
three soldiers received long
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their lengthy incommuni4:'!
cado pre-trial detention
following their arrest by

US forces in October, 1983;>
their ill-treatment undef (|

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not amount to a full retrial, °'

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welcomes the decision as a we)

means by which the cases can -’
finally be reviewed, after years.

of concern about the fairness

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The death sentences
were commuted by the
Grenadian authorities to
life imprisonment in 1991,
largely as a result of inter-
national pressure.

In December, 2006, three
of the “Grenada 17” -
Andy Mitchell, Vincent
Joseph and Cosmos
Richardson - were released
after their 45-year prison

sentences were reduced for.

good behaviour.

Phyllis Coard was given
permission to travel to
Jamaica due to severe

health problems in March,

2000.

In 2003, Amnesty issued
a report called “The
Grenada 17: the last cold
war prisoners?” (AI Index:
AMR 32/001/2003) in
which the organisation con-
cluded that the “trial of the
Grenada. 17 was fatally
flawed and did not meet

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The report also identified.
irregularities in both thev-
constitution of the court!’
before which they were
tried and in the jury select
tion.

The organisation. called ,,
on the Grenadian authori; —
ties to establish an indes,);
pendent judicial review ofjy,
the convictions. a,

Amnesty also recomsvs
mended that such a mechag:?
nism should establish the
true facts of the events ofo”
October 19, 1983, as well
as ensuring that justice:
was done and recommend:":
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Teachers

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400 teachers demonstrated at
the Ministry of Education’s ;

office in Freeport.

In what was described as }
“one of the biggest protests ;
by teachers here in recent i
years” the Grand Bahama

Man stabbed while in bed

A MAN was stabbed repeatedly while in his bed after an assailant
broke into his home early on Saturday morning, police said yesterday.

The 44-year-old Haitian man from the Carmichael area received mul-
tiple stab wounds to the upper chest, neck and lower back.

Police suspect the violent stabbing incident to have been of a
"domestic" nature, and say they would like to speak with Mr Eric
Joseph of Cowpen Road in connection with the crime.

Meanwhile, the victim is in a serious condition, recovering in hospital.

In the second reported stabbing of the weekend, a 31-year-old man
was confronted at the entrance to the Living Room nightclub on West



educators were on the streets } Bay Street.
i As he moved to re-enter the building, after exiting for a short peri-
od, he reported that he was grabbed by a man standing near the secu-

demanding overdue salaries.

The teachers claimed that }
government’s failure to pay }
out money due to them had
left many struggling to make :

ends meet.

When asked yesterday if :
some teachers will still remain ;
absent from their schools, Mrs : ©
Poitier-Tur: quest could only :

say:

(today).”

In a statement issued on }
Thursday night by the Min- :
istry of Education — who had :
travelled to Grand Bahama to :
speak with the dissatisfied ;
teachers — Mr Sears said that :
government was making }
“extraordinary efforts” to }

resolve the situation.

He announced that an inter- ;
ministerial task force com- }
promising officials from the }
Ministries of Education and :
Public Service had been estab- :
lished to address the out- :
standing matters by the end :
of February and to make pay- :
ments by the middle of

March, 2007.

Mrs Poitier-Turnquest said }
yesterday that she was aware :
of these assurances, but added :
that the union is still awaiting ;
some additional information :

from the minister.

FROM page one

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rity guard at the door.

"This resulted in a fight between these persons, and he was subse-
quently stabbed to the back, neck and arm," said Chief Supt Marvin

Dames.

Although his injuries were not described as "serious " he was taken
to hospital. Police are investigating both incidents.

Prison visits ‘cancelled
until further notice’

VISITS to inmates of Fox Hill
Prison have been "cancelled until
further notice" due to industrial
action by officers, prison officials
said yesterday.

On Friday, 75 per cent of
prison staff staged a sick-out, fail-
ing to turn up for duties.

They are disgruntled about
undelivered promotions, what
they claim is a lack of protective
gear for officers at the facility,
and poor living conditions.

However, after a meeting on
Friday morning between govern-
ment, Superintendent of Prisons
Dr Elliston Rahming and the
Prison Officers Staff Association,
the government had hoped all
would return to normal.

Attempts to verify the precise
status of the action yesterday at

the prison proved fruitless, with
several officers stating that they
were not in a position to com-
ment on the matter.

Furthermore, efforts to con-
firm with the Defence Force
whether the platoon of officers,
drafted in as part of "emergency
measures" taken by the govern-
ment to cover the missing offi-
cers, remained at the prison, were
also unanswered.

However, with visitations can-
celled "until further notice" it
appears the situation is unlikely to

shave improved.

Visitations were already can-
celled on both Wednesday and
Friday as a result of the action -
leaving many inmates’ loved ones,

‘and inmates themselves upset

and frustrated.

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when they were approached by the vehicle.

-. Murray was struck in the back by a bullet that
eventually exited through his chest, said Chief

Supt Marvin Dames.

The victim died at the scene. He was the only
person to sustain injuries during the shooting.

Police say they are still working on a motive for
the murder, but have made a plea that "anyone
who may have any information with respect to the
oceupants or the vehicle itself come forward,"
said Chief Supt Dames.

A 25-year-old, Mr Dekoya Kerr, is also in hos-
pital suffering from gun wounds at the Farmer's
Market on Blue Hill Road on Saturday.

According to Chief Supt Dames, Mr Kerr was
"shot multiple times to the left arm, left-leg, low-

Police have yet to determine why Mr Kerr was
targeted, but are investigating the incident.

On Saturday at around 8pm a 15-year-old from
Stapledon Gardens was shot in the ankle follow-
ing a bungled robbery attempt.

The teenager and his cousin were reportedly
cycling near the sports centre when they were
approached by a white Sentra.

The occupants of the car demanded the boys'
cellphones. However, they refused to comply,
riding away on their bikes in an attempt to escape.

The occupants of the car opened fire and, as a
result, the 15-year-old’s ankle was wounded.

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| Rhode Island signed an exchange accord. From left (seated) are
chairman, COB, Franklyn Wilson, US Ambassador to the
Bahamas John Rood, COB president Janyne Hodder,
University of Rhode Island president Robert Carothers and

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THE College of the Bahamas

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' Island have signed an historic
accord at the Eastern Road

* home of the College’s president,

\ Ms Janyne Hodder.

| Atthe’signing were Dr Linda

| Davis, vice-president research,

* graduate programmes and inter-

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* council chairman Franklyn Wil-

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| its students academic experi-

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“The college president said in
light of ever-expanding globali-
! sation, COB considers it impor-

tant that students have oppor-

* tunities to interact and compete

| with their peers from other

j regions and cultures of the

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| actively seeking partnerships for
| student exchanges with “highly
, respected international univer-
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He said people “must recog-

nise the importance of this-

achievement for what it is,” and
added that “we at the col-
lege...university of .the
Bahamas believes this to be a
defining moment.”

Journey

For Ms Hodder, this signing
represented a great step for-
ward ‘in the life of the college.
“Tt is a time when we make one
more step on the journey that
we are making to university sta-
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The transition to university
status involves forming linkages
with other universities.

“Tt also requires that we join
the international fellowship of
universities,” she said. “This
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to share.”

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man in particular for applying a
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future.

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there is no vision, thé people
perish,” he added.

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ly complete his tour of duty as
US Ambassador to The

Bahamas, he thought it “great” _

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in partnership. He saw the part-
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MELTDOWN

ARGENTINA’S ECONOMY BLOOMS,

BY BILL CORMIER
Associated Press .

BUENOS AIRES — Five years after Argentina’s economy melted down, triggering food
riots, supermarket lootings, devaluation and debt default, Maria Elena Lépez is still scavenging

in the streets for recyclable paper.

But today there’s less competition, and it takes less of het day to amass $5 worth of junk,
pushing a creaky wooden cart through an upscale Buenos Aires suburb in search of paper,

cardboard and anything else she can sell.

Lépez, 34, is at the bottom end of a remark-
able economic recovery that is generating jobs,
boosting exports and reviving businesses. But it
still has a long way to go. “Five years later, it’s
definitely better,” says Lopez, wearing a base-
ball cap and sweating. “But it’s not great.”

Today the ranks of the scavengers, or carto-

WALL STREET

Tech stocks not
likely to take
markets higher

The days of technology stocks leading
Wall Street to new heights seems to be
over, but don’t count them out when it
comes to performance.

BY JOE BEL BRUNO
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Investors have been waiting
impatiently for four years for the high-tech sec-
“tor to lead Wall Street to new heights, and
| they’re likely to be cooling their heels for quite:
some time to come. .

Technology stocks tend to have more vola- -

tility than the broader market, screaming
higher on good days and plunging lower on bad
ones. Wall Street analysts say not to expect a
repeat of the explosive dot-com boom in the
late 1990s, and instead be comfortable with
techs playing a role in a market run — not lead-
ing one.

“This is the end of the tech mystique,” said
Ed Keon, chief investment strategist with Pru-
dential Equity Group in New York. “We can
have a strong market without technology being
a leader because we observed it just last year.
The cyclicality in technology stocks is clear to
see, even though it might have been obscured
in the late 1990s.”

Though technology companies, aren’t
expected to be the sole leader if the market
extends its advance this year, Keon said not to
count them out when it comes to performance.
This year could see higher consumer and busi-
ness spending ripple through the sector thanks
to the launch of new products like Microsoft’s
Windows Vista operating system.

While the market doesn’t specifically need

- *TURN TO TECH STOCKS

Cupid’s arrow
can be deadly
in the office

Because romances can leave
small-business owners susceptible to
lawsuits, adopting a policy on dating in
the workplace is a wise move.

BY JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
* Assaciated Press

Most small-business owners have to deal at
some time or another with employees who
date, perhaps fall in love and probably break up.
It’s pretty hard to prohibit workers from
becoming romantically involved, but owners
can take steps to ensure that a relationship
doesn’t get in the way of getting the job done.

Problems can arise no matter how the rela-
tionship turns out or even if the relationship
never gets off the ground. So human resources
consultants say all companies should have a
policy on dating and relationships among
co-workers, and they should make sure that
employees are aware of it.

There are two critical reasons for formulat-
ing such a policy. Relationships can affect pro-
ductivity, and not just that of the dating
co-workers. Even more serious: Workplace
affairs of the heart have the potential of turning
into sexual harassment suits against an
employer.

But many HR experts say that such policies
can’t ban dating outright.

* TURN TO ROMANCE



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SHARP CONTRASTS: Argentina’s economy is on the mend, with construction going up in
Buenos Aires. But many people are still struggling.

to about a third. Argentina has posted 47
months of uninterrupted growth and has
*TURN TO ECONOMY

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

How much
would you

pay for a

window seat?

wen Wild makes a living pushing the
travel industry to embrace the future.
You might not be thrilled with his plans.
The director of marketing for Amadeus
North America helps the Madrid-based com-
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extra. Then again, if you’re happy sitting in the
middle row, you just might get a discount. How
about extra legroom? Wild sees seats acne at
a premium when they’re “
behind rows where passengers
can lean back just a little.

“Tt’s going to give the car-
rier the opportunity to upsell
what it wants to upsell,” Wild
explained.

On the Road Again visited
Wild’s Doral, Fla., office to
interview him for a profile.
The prolific flier hops on a
plane about three times a month. We thought
the combination of his busy schedule and his
insight into the travel industry would make for
ah interesting column.

We'll get to that part in a moment. First,
more on Wild’s upsell possibilities.

The trend certainly isn’t new: From in-flight
meals and snacks to headphones to first-class
upgrades, airlines have been squeezing revenue
wherever they can. But carriers have mostly
shied away from making passengers pay for
better seats in coach — even if the idea
intrigues airline executives.

For now, Wild says Amadeus is only in talks
with airlines about how they might use sophis-
ticated booking technology to “monetize” more
elements of a flight. And he emphasized Ama-
deus is only pitching the technology; Airlines
will make the decision on what passengers will
be willing to pay for.

But he sees fliers of the future making far
more financial decisions per flight than they do
now.

“It will get to the point where if you want to

_ sit in row seven, where the seat is tighter and
there’s not as much leg room, you might pay
less than if you’re in row eight,” he said.

As usual, On the Road Again quizzed Wild on
his business-travel habits, regimen and accu-
mulated wisdom. Here are some of the results.

LAST TRIP: A last-minute flight out of New
York on his way back from a funeral. Snow was
coming and Wild desperately wanted out of the

*TURN TO TRAVEL



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AIMING HIGH: Owen Wild, director of
marketing for Amadeus North America,
says Amadeus is in preliminary talks with
airlines about how they might use
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tech-to lead it higher, there is
some speculation that the sec-
tor could be primed for a
cyclical advance.
Information technology
stocks in the Standard &
Poor’s 500 index, which

include everything from com- .

puters to mobile phones, are
up about 1.9 percent this year.
This compares to a 5.4 per-
cent jump for material mak-
ers, 3.4 percent from health-
care companies, and 2.3
percent from financials.
Earnings from the sector

ARGENTINA

LEFT OUT: Ramiro Pérez, who works in a cer
Aires, is one of many residents who are stil

economy is doing better.

* ECONOMY
already renegotiated repay-

ment of $100 billion of public
debt after the largest default

EXPORTS SAVE NATION

_ UR. 8 The biggest South Ameri~

can farm nation after Brazil,
Argentina exported its way
out of the crisis, registering a
record $46.5 billion in sales
led by soybeans, corn and
wheat from the fertile Pampas
in 2006.

The Argentine peso was
pegged 1-to-1 with the U.S.
dollar for more than a decade
until the recession and
mounting debts sparked a run
on banks by depositors in
2001, setting up the currency’s
freefall. Today, the govern-
ment pegs the peso at three to
the dollar to boost tourism,
exports and construction. The
cheap exchange rate also
keeps prices lower in dollar
terms, and some fixed costs
like utility rates remain fro-
zen by the government at
2002 prices.

President Néstor Kirchner,
elected in March 2003 after
four others were toppled by
the crisis in the space of just
three weeks, also strong-
armed creditors worldwide,
forcing them to accept repay-
ment of less than 30 cents on
the dollar. And he made early
repayment of some $9 billion
owed the International Mone-
tary Fund, using tax dollars
reaped from the export wind-
fall.

Kirchner is a friend of Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo Cha-
vez, and the Argentine’s elec-
tion was seen as another win
for a resurgent Latin Ameri-
can left. He is heavily favored
to win re-election in October
if he decides to run.

Yet many Argentines
remain skeptical that the good
times will last. One reason for
their lack of faith: Credit pro-

WORKPLACE



have been among the market’s
weakest. S&P 500 compo-
nents have been struggling to
continue 18 straight quarters
of double-digit growth; so far,
fourth-quarter results are up
about 9.8 percent. Technol-
ogy companies, which
account for about 15 percent
of the index, have posted a
1.78 percent decline in the
fourth quarter from the year-
ago period.

But the real story might be
where chief executives feel
their companies are heading.

Cisco Systems surprised
investors with a stronger-

ECONOMY REBOUNDS

Argentina’s economy is growing
“more than 8 percent annually
after the nation’s worst financial ~
crisis in-history five years ago.

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grams that shriveled in the
crisis haven’t bounced back,
squeezing first-time home
buyers and small businesses.
Interest on house mortgages
has soared above 12 percent.
Critics complain about the
unorthodox price controls
Kirchner imposed to squelch
inflation. Last year he banned
most beef exports for six
months, hoping to keep
enough red meat at home to
ensure high supplies and low
prices for this key component
of the consumer price index.
And now he has slapped new
taxes on soybean exports to
finance subsidies of bread and
other foodstuffs on the index.
‘ Such moves are manage~
able when the economic con-
ditions at home and abroad
are working in Kirchner’s
favor, says political analyst

than-expected outlook. The
world’s biggest maker of rout-
ers and switches used to
direct Internet traffic forecast
revenue in the fiscal third
quarter will grow 19 percent
to 20 percent. .

“Although competition
remains robust, we believe we
are gaining market share ver-
sus almost all of our major
competitors,” Chief Executive
John Chambers told analysts
on a conference call.

In addition, analysts have
been upgrading their projec-
tions for information technol-
ogy companies since October



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NATACHA PISARENKO/AP

amic factory in the outskirts of Buenos
| struggling even though Argentina’s

Economy on the mend

Rosendo Fraga. “It will be
easier to see how things play
out when the winds of the
world economy blow against
him.”

PALTRY PAY

Perhaps the biggest com-
plaint is wages, which remain
sharply devalued. While the
jobless rate is down by half to
about 10 percent today, many
workers say cost-of-living
adjustments are long overdue.

Argentina’s largest labor
confederation wants a 30 per-
cent wage increase for mil-
lions of members. The talks
start this month, but protests

have already begun: Some 200 :

unionized supermarket work-
ers beat drums and shot fire-
crackers off outside the Labor
Ministry this month.

Still, Buenos Aires is on the
mend, as the skyline shows.

A former wharf district of
rundown warehouses, which
began booming before the cri-
sis, is filling up with luxury
apartments and office suites.
Despite the credit difficulties,
investors are raising new sky-
scrapers. And several indus-
tries are booming with new
opportunities.

Horacio Moschetto, who
lobbies for shoe manufactur-
ers, recalls how the overval-
ued peso made it hard to com-
pete with 25 million pairs of
Brazilian shoes flooding the
Argentine market.

Argentine shoes are back,
selling around Latin America
and Europe, and the indus-
try’s workforce has grown
from 14,000 in 2001 to 52,000
today, Moschetto said. Now
even Brazilian companies
want to manufacture in
Argentina because costs are
lower. “In 2001 we manufac-
tured 33 million pairs of
shoes, and last year we made
88 million pairs. This kind of
recovery, I know, is happen-
ing in many industries,” Mos-
chetto said.

— while cutting or maintain-
ing them for other sectors,
according to Thomson Finan-
cial. Next to report are
Hewlett-Packard on Feb. 20
and Dell on March 1.

“I don’t necessarily sub-
scribe to the fact that outper-
forming technology stocks are
required for the markets to
continue to run higher,” said
Scott Kessler, head of S&P’s
technology sector research.

“If you put all the data
together, it tells you is that the
economy is strong, consumer
spending is strong, and inter-
est rates are stable,” he said.

CELLPHONES

“This is a conducive environ-
ment for the market going
higher, and technology com-
panies will act accordingly.”
Kessler points out the big-
gest benefit techs will have in
2007 are new products being
delivered. This comes at a
time where S&P 500 compa-
nies are sitting on some $605
billion in cash that could be
used to upgrade software and
computer systems. For
instance, the two-year delay
in Microsoft’s introduction of
Windows Vista-is seen as a
boon for software sales. But, it
will also spill over to com-

Miami

Herald.com | THE MIAMI HERALD

s not likely to take markets higher

puter companies — which
have the largest weighting in
the S&P 500 next to financial
stocks. Even chip makers
might see heavier demand.

Also generating excite-
ment is Apple’s introduction
of its iPhone later this year.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based
company posted a record
profit in its fiscal-first quar-
ter, though it said the current
period might be a bit slower
ahead of the release of its new
operating system. “The jury is
still out on if companies will
increase capital spending this
year,” Keon said.

Investors eye dotmobi domains

*DOTMOBI

evolve to be more Web-
friendly. And with big-name
investors like Google, Micro-
soft, Nokia and T-Mobile sup-
porting dotmobi, analysts are
saying it may be more suc-
cessful than’ other non-dot-
com extensions. Dotus, dotbiz
and dotinfo, for example, have
not been as popular with
investors.

EXUBERANT BUYERS

Pompano. Beach, Fla.,
domain name management
company Moniker has regis-
tered 50,000 dotmobi names
for clients. Hundreds of cli-
ents request the name every
week, said Chief Executive
Monte Cahn. Cahn said in all
his years in the business, he
has never seen a new domain
name extension become so
popular so fast.

The quick popularity also
surprised executives at
dotMobi, the company that
owns and oversees the dot-
mobi registry.

“We basically did what it
took dotcom almost 10 years
to achieve, within a year,”
said Alexa Raad, vice presi-
dent of marketing and busi-
ness development for dot-
Mobi.

Raad said the company’s
biggest goal now is to provide
the tools for businesses to
create quality Web. pages,
which will help determine
whether the domain name
takes off.

Even if a business doesn’t
understand how to build on
the name, nabbing it is the
most important step right
now, said Ellen Rony, author
and domain name consultant.

“No matter when now is,
now is the best time,” Rony
said.

“You can get into it when
you can get into it. I don’t
understand why anyone.
would wait.”

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Pricing by the airli

* TRAVEL

Big Apple that Friday after-
noon. Oh, and it was Super
Bowl weekend.

He was expecting the

worst.
Oddly, the 3:40 p.m. Delta
flight was only half full.

_ Still, this American Air-
lines platinum flier wound up
sitting by the rear engine.
Noisy, noisy.

PLANS FOR FREQUENT ©

FLIER MILES: A 10-day trip
to San Diego with his family.

He'll probably only be pay-
ing for meals and incidentals.

“J was able to put enough
nights on the road that it’s air,
hotel and I think I’ve even got
a car voucher.”

EVEN THOUGH HE’S A
PRO, HE STILL GETS
ANTSY WHEN: He has a
flight that day. Wild doesn’t
like cutting it close.

Romances at work can be problematic

*ROMANCE

“People will become
romantically involved even if
there’s a policy,” Linda Grav-
ett, an HR consultant based in
Cincinnati, said.

Arlene Vernon, president
of HRx, an Eden Prairie,
Minn.-based HR consultancy,

noted, “Where do people
meet other people? If they’re
not hanging out in bars,
they’re meeting at work.”
What a business owner can
do is, via its policy on dating,
let employees know that there
are standards of behavior they
must adhere to, and that there
can be career repercussions

when they start a relationship.
For example, if two employ-
ees in the same department
are dating, one might need to
be transferred to another
department. Or one of the
employees. might need to
leave the firm.

The words “hostile environ-
ment” are key — in sexual

harassment lawsuits, employ;
ees often charge an employer
with maintaining a hostile
environment in the work-
place. And yes, another
co-worker could file a com-
plaint because an employer
didn’t stop inappropriate
behavior by a couple.
Harassment charges can

Sometimes the purchase is
defensive, to protect a name
or trademark.

The state of Florida is
going to court to protect its
trademark from a domain
name publisher that bought
MyFlorida.mobi. —

Shortly after Florida-based
Logical Sites chief executive
and owner Thomas Rask
bought the name for two
years at $70, a lawyer for the
Florida Department of Man-
agement Services asked him
to hand the website over,
since the state ‘owns the
MyFlorida.com trademark.

“Tt was a complete sur-
prise, I had no idea they had a
trademark,” Rask said.

Although the World Intel-
lectual Property Organization
ruled last month that Rask
needs to give up the site, he
has hired a lawyer to file a
complaint with a district
court in Tampa. He is arguing
that the words “my” and
“Florida” are too generic to
enforce a trademark. He also
says that since businesses
with trademarks got to regis-
ter their names before the
public, the state should have

DOTMOBI 101

done so then.

Tiffany Koenigkramer,
spokeswoman for the Florida
Department of Management
Services, said that if MyFlor-
ida was misrepresented by his
site, “it could really be detri-
mental.”

But Rask plans to turn
MyFlorida.mobi into a desti-
nation for mobile users to get
tourism information on the
go. Logical Sites already gets
30 percent of its income from
advertisements on its Florida

tourism sites, including
beachdirectory.com and
keysdirectory.com.

It’s that on-the-go potential
that made flowers.mobi such
a tempting buy for Schwartz.

EXPENSIVE FLOWERS

At the October auction, the
chief executive and founder
of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Domain
Conference & Expo only
planned to spend $100,000 to
nab flowers.mobi. Even
though the name was in hot
demand at the auction, he said
he’ll have to wait several
years to tell if it’s worth his
$200,000, the most expensive
known dotmobi purchase.

e Adotmobi website should be focused around providing
either instant entertainment or instant compiling of new data, .
such as checking sports scores or the status of an order. It

can also be used for an instant

for a business. It should load quickly.

source of contact information —

e Adotmobi should not be the same brochure-like, graphic- ~ ;

heavy website as a company’s

—@ it's practical to get a dotmobi if your business has a youn
ger clientele and if the business can offer something useful

for mobile users.

dotcom.




@ Businesses should protect their dotcom name as a ae
dotmobi to avoid infringement from competitors.
@ Any domain name extension can be designed to be
mobile-friendly, but alt dotmobi names must be mobile-

{ <

friendly.

e For help on how to design a
mtid.mobi. ‘

‘mobile-friendly website, go to

SOURCES: dotMobi and Danny Vargas, president of Miami-based eSynthesis

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arriver.”

WEBSITES HE USES
WHEN BOOKING TRAVEL:
When not using travel agents,
Wild prefers going directly to
the individual airline or hotel.

His reason: Airlines usually
give him more bonus miles
that way, and most hotels
save their worst rooms for

‘online wholesalers like Expe-

dia and Orbitz.
BEST USE OF AIRLINE
MILES SO FAR: Four free

trips to Moscow with wife -

Dana to adopt their two chil-
dren: Alyssa, 4, and Justin,
soon to be 2.
THE HEAT IS ON

Niala Boodhoo, our eco-

nomics writer, recently
shared a travel tip with On the
Road Again.

We are enthusiastically
passing it on to you in hopes

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the hope you'll respond with |
some of yourown. ~~ '

Niala brings a ThermaCare
Heat Wrap with her on flights
to ward off the stiff neck and
general chilliness that the
cold air on a plane often
brings.

Along with keeping her
warm during the flight, it acts
as a nice (and therapeutic) |
cushion when she slings her ~
carry-on bag around her
shoulder for the walk through
the airport.

YOUR TURN

Do you have a little tip like |
that you can share? Please do.
Send along your advice to the
address below.

On the Road Again covers
business travel for The Miami
Herald. If you’re a business
traveler, we want to hear from
you. Send all notes to
dhanks@MiamiHerald.com.

for employers

have other causes, such as one
worker pursuing another
even though the advances are
clearly rejected and not wel-
come by the other party.

Bob Kustka, president of a
workplace productivity con-
sultancy, recommends that
business owners be proactive
to head off such problems and

remind romantically linked
workers about the rules.

“J would talk to the
employees about what is a
professional atmosphere —
having a relationship is fine,
but you need to keep it out of
the workplace,” said Kustka,
whose company, Fusion Fac-
tor, is based in Boston.

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BUSINESS

BIC says data
‘proprietary on
competition —
erounds

mW By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas ‘Telecom-
munications Company
(BTC) is arguing that

it should not be held to the
same standard as other
Bahamas-based telecoms
licencees and have to publish
its audited financial statements
within 120 days of its year-end,
on the grounds that they are
made public once tabled in the
House of Assembly by the min-
ister responsible for the com-
pany.
In addition, the 100 per cent
‘ state-owned operator said it
objected to providing the Pub-
lic Utilities Commission (PUC)
with data on several areas of its
operations, such as revenue
receipts per customer in fixed
and cellular services, because

this was “proprietary” and its ~~

release could undermine
BTC’s competitive advantage.

In a response to the PUC’s
request for feedback on its

market information and data |

collection proposals, BT'C’s
vice-president for legal, regu-
latory and interconnection,
Felicity Johnson, wrote: “Giv-
ena more liberalized, compet-
itive environment, there is a
greater demand on the part of
licencees to protect selected

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Ms Johnson said contractual
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She added: “BTC is pre-
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a presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking
candidates for the positions detailed below in our Technology Department. These positions
support our Global Wealth Structuring (GWS) business unit, which offers a world-class array
of fiduciary solutions to those who seek to preserve and protect their wealth. We have locations
in The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Jersey and Singapore. The Technology
Department supports all locations and applications for the business.

AREA MANAGER-TECHNOLOGY (Global Wealth Structuring)
Reporting to the GWS Head of Technology, the position is responsible for:

- Long-range organizational and strategic planning for business an associated technology
requirements

- Managing large-scale and/or global strategic technology-base projects or applications

- Oversee all technology infrastructure initiatives and ensure ongoing management of these
resources .

- Ensure all business risk management and regulatory requirements are adhered to and an
effective control environment is in place and monitored

- Oversee all external vendor relationships

- Monitor the adherence to corporate information security requirements

- People management including staffing, coaching, work-flow coordination, performance
management and career development ; —

- Managing the departmental budget and any associated reporting and monitoring activities

The following skills, knowledge and experience are required:

- Bachelor’s degree required; post-graduate degree an asset

- Minimum 10+ years related experience; minimum 4+ years experience as a Senior
Technology Manager ;

- Excellent relationship management, interpersonal and leadership skills

- Moderate financial management skills :

- Excellent people management skills with a hands-on approach

- Strong communication skills; both oral and written —

- MS Office, Oracle, SQL, (historic programming experience with language and web
applications) Crystal Reports; Imaging technologies.

- Excellent project management skills

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Reporting to the GWS Head of Technology, the position is responsible for:

- Managing all technology components of assigned business and/or technology based
projects including:

* Reviewing master project plans and advising on technical requirements; write
technical design documents, set technology standards.

* Writing and/or reviewing code and testing

¢ Actas system architect as needed.

¢ Problem-resolution as required

* Managing and tracking all technology resources and deadlines associated with the
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* Coordinate and manage User Acceptance Testing

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The following skills, knowledge and experience are required:

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knowledge, programming skills in a windows environment.

- Historic programming experience with languages and web applications.

- Strong oral and written communications skills.

- Excellent relationship management skills; experience working with external vendors
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Interested Bahamian candidates should forward a copy of their resume by February 19, 2007
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first phase.
“It’s going to be a major step
in the improvement of finan-

cial services infrastructure. It’s ;
long overdue. It will enhance -

the movement of money and
improve functionality in terms
of the services banks offer to
their customers,” Mr
McWeeney said.

The ACH is being viewed as
a mechanism to boost the effi-
ciency and integrity of the
Bahamian commercial bank-
ing and payments system. The
first phase will provide all
Bahamian clearing banks with
an interlinked system for the
electronic processing of
cheques, in addition to direct
debits and credits. The latter
two functions will enable
Bahamians to credit and debit
funds electronically, and
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8.03 Bank of Bahamas 8.03 8.03 » 0.00 0.796 0.260 10.1 3.24%
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ees with their pay in the form
of cheques, companies can
credit employee accounts even
if they are housed at a different
bank“ —

Mr McWeeney said the
ACH second phase would
involve the development of an
automatic teller machine
(ATM) SWITCH network,
which would allow Bahamians
to access their money at any
bank ATM machine in this
nation.

“Once the infrastructure is
in place, it should not be a dif-
ficult step to take, ensuring the
initiative connects all the
ATMs to the negotiating cen-
tre,” Mr McWeeney said. “It
will allow anybody to access
any ATM to access their
funds.”

The ACH third phase, he
explained, would lead to “full

truncation”, and the potential —

of creating a National Archiv-
ing or National Processing
Centre for the entire Bahami-
an commercial banking system.

Mr McWeeeny said that cur-
rently all the commercial banks
had their own processing cen-

‘House dates

tres to deal with the clearing
and settlement of monetary
transactions, and the creation
of one unified centre via the
ACH could lead to reduced
further -costs, efficiencies and
greater economies of scale.

The Bank of the Bahamas
International managing direc-
tor said the ACH would “har-
monise banking functions and
improve the delivery of prod-
ucts and services.

“The improved efficiency,
the improved movement of
funds, will allow transactions
to be completed in a more
timely fashion, and companies
will learn about the fair value
of transactions much earlier.
It will improve the conduct of
business,” he added.

In this way, the ACH will
improve the integrity of the
Bahamian banking system by
enabling businesses to learn
about bounced customer
cheques much earlier, boost
overall cash flows in the econ-
omy, and reduce the time’
Bahamians spend in bank
queues waiting to deposit their
cheques.

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is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The

Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 5th day of February 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

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‘Drifting’ trade policy

\

M@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he “drifting” Bahami-
| an international trade
policy, and the Gov-
ernment’s apparently “isola-
tionist” approach, have left this
nation unable to so far exploit
the advantages and benefits that
may flow from the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
currently being negotiated with
the European Union, the head
of a Chamber of Commerce
Task Force assessing the issue
has warned.

Hank Ferguson, a former
senior official at the Ministry of
Trade and Industry, which had
primary responsibility for the
EPA when it was launched in
2004, wrote in a newsletter for
the Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce that the Bahamas had
yet to make any offers to the
EU, nor had it engaged the pri-
vate sector on deciding what
this nation wanted from the
EPA.

While the Bahamas was nom-
inally part of the CARIFO-
RUM negotiating group for the
EPA, Mr Ferguson wrote: “This
relationship, however, like our
overall trade policy appears to
be drifting, with government
appearing to take an isolationist
approach and failing to decide
whether or not we maintain our
current relationship with the
EU and engage in negotiations
that may provide new opportu-
nities and advantages.”

While the Government had
been represented in meetings
with the European Commission
and CARICOM over.the EPA,
the Bahamas had “not yet made
any offers, nor engaged the pri-
vate sectors and civil society in
any meaningful way”.

Mr Ferguson added: “We
have therefore been on the
periphery of the process, but
are not in a position to gain
those benefits until we make a
determination as to what role
we want to play in our region

and our future relationship with
both CARICOM/CARIFO-
RUM and the EU.

“Given our decided with-
drawal from the trade compo-
nent of CARICOM, our failure
to advance a membership in the
World Trade Organisation and
the erosion of the Caribbean
Basin Agreements, the
Bahamas is very quickly posi-
tioning itself to face the reality
that ‘no island is an island’.”

Pointed

Mr Ferguson pointed out that
the: EPA negotiations are now
in their final and fourth phase,
with the agreement set to take
effect from January 1, 2008. The
Tribune understands that both
the Government and private
sector are currently in the
process of trying to hire consul-
tants to conduct a study on how
the EPA might impact all sec-
tors of the Bahamian economy,
but with June-July the final
deadline for all offers to be sub-
mitted to CARICOM, they do
not have much time.

The EPA for the first time
will expose the Bahamas to a
two-way trading relationship or

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reciprocity, where this nation
will have to allow EU compa-
nies and imports the same ben-

’ efits as European countries pro-

vide to this nation’s exporters,
chiefly Bacardi’s rum, crawfish
and other seafoods, and Poly-
mers International. All three

-companies could be severely’

harmed if they were to lose
their duty-free EU access.

Indeed, if Bacardi’s exports
were submitted to a $5 per gal-
lon customs tax by the EU, they
would become uncompetitive,
a situation the company has
warned would cause it to shift
production elsewhere and close
its Bahamian plant, costing at
a minimum more than $13 mil-
lion in excise taxes and 180
Bahamian jobs.

Signing on to the EPA would
also mean the Bahamas could
lose $10-$14 million in annual
tax revenues through allowing
EU imports to enter duty free,
but it would be able to main-
tain duty-free access for its
exporters, and a $20 million
positive trade balance with the
EU.

Currently, the Bahamas
exports $66.315 million worth
of products to the EU, based

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Minimum qualifications required; Associate Degree in Business
Administration or equivalent.

¢ One Breakfast Server

¢ One Laundry Attendant

¢ Two Housemen
¢ Two Space Cleaners

¢ Two Room Attendants

¢ Two Room Inspectresses

High School graduate as well as Bahamahost graduate is a plus. A clean
Police Certificate and other supporting documents required for all positions:

Applications are available at the Security Gate or e-mail
hr@pelicanbayhotel.com, deadline is February 09, 2007. NO TELEPHONE

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from ° Nek pe

on 2004 figures, and imports
$42.93 million. Some $35 mil-
lion of the Bahamas’ exports
are seafood products.

Prodding

Apart from prodding the
Bahamas to consider tax reform
and alternative taxation sys-
tems, the EPA is also being
assessed to see whether it could
expose the Bahamian financial
services industry to EU pres-
sure to sign up to its Savings
Tax Directive and further Tax
Information Exchange Agree-







PUBLIC EDUCATION MEETING

ments (TIEAs).

It is understood that the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board’s (BFSB) working group
on the EPA is due to meet the
Chamber of Commerce and its
Task Force this week to discuss
such issues.

Meanwhile, Mr Ferguson
pointed out that the Bahamas
had received 51 million Euros in
funding for infrastructure pro-
jects — airports, roads and port
facilities - from the EU under
the Lome Convention and its
Cotonou successor, which the
EPA will replace.

ust Sell!

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Off Prince Charles Drive
With two-story Residence.

For conditions of sale and any other information, contact

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‘ hurts the Bahamas

“They have provided oppor-
tunities for grant funding to a
country that would not normal-
ly qualify given our high per
capita income and relatively
high HDI ratings,” Mr Fergu-
son wrote.

“Projects under current con-
sideration for EU funding are
throughout Andros, Cat Island,
Ragged Island, Acklins and
Crooked Island and Eleuthera.
To date, these projects have not
been executed but one can
appreciate the value of these
arrangements beyond purely
trade considerations.”



JOIN US!

Wednesday, February 14

@7pm

for an Educational Meeting on Birds
at The Retreat on Village Road.
Parking at Queen’s College.

Speaker: Bruce Hallet

Author of Birds of The Bahamas
and the Turks & Caicos Islands

Wee Maes
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Office Of The Governor General
The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1992
(CH.7) —
S.I. No.2 of 2007
The Register of Voters

(Expiry Date)

Notice, 2007
conferred upon the

In exercise of the powers

Governor-General by section 14(1) of the Parliamentary
Elections Act, 1992 the following Notice is given.

This Notice may be cited as the Register of
Voters (Expiry Date) Notice, 2007.

Citation.

Expiration The 12th day of March, 2007 is hereby

of appointed as the date upon which the Register of
Register Voters in being under the Parliamentary Elections
-Ch.7 Act, 1992 shall cease to have effect.

Given the Ist day of February, 2007
Signed
Arthur D. Hanna
Governor-General

PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING COMPANY

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of:

PRODUCTION MANAGER

The incumbent will have overall responsibility of managing all aspects
of the manufacturing operation which include the control of raw material
utilization, finished el ueapec quality assurance and_ plant
maintenance. bic

Ideal candidate would at minimum have an Associate’s Degree ina
technical field, experience in Supervisory Management and five years
experience in manufacturing plant operations

Please send resume to: Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas

FAX: 364-2123

Telephone calls will not be accepted.



NOTICE

lL. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force invites those companies
interested submitting bids to the Tenders Board for insurance
coverage on the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Patrol Craft, Musical
Instruments and Warehouses. In addition, the coverage must include the vessels
transitioning the Caribbean and the East Coast if the United States.

2 Specifications and schedules of assets can be obtained from the
Ministry of National Security, Churchill Building Monday through Friday
between 9:00a.m. and 5:00p.m.

The quotes must be itemized to show the following:

1 (1) The Hull and machinery

(2) War Risk

(3) Increased Value

(4) Protection and Indemnity

a In providing quotations in respect to all the above categories
for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the date for commencement of
coverage is 12th April, 2006 and will run for one year through 12th April, 2007.
The final date of submission is Friday 11th March 2006. .

4. All submission are to reach the Ministry of Finance and addressed

to the Financial Secretary, Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre, RO.Box N-3107
West Bay Street by 12:00noon on the above-mentioned date.



Bahamas and .
Rhode Island in.
tourism talks ~ Oe

@ By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas and the
US state of Rhode Island
are engaged in discussions
to determine where syner-
gies lie between the two
and determine, how best
they can learn from the oth-
er’s tourism experience.

According to Dan O’
Connor, the chief of politi-
cal, economic and public
affairs at the American
Embassy, these ongoing dis-
cussions are a part of the
Rhode Island- Bahamas
State Partnership Pro-
gramme.

Mr O’Connor told The
Tribune that the partner-
ship is going very well, with
plans for additional train-
ing exercises and exchange
programmes in the works.

He further said that there
have been discussions
between the Bahamas and
Rhode Island on the devel-
opment of the tourism
industry.

He explained that Rhode
Island has done a lot of
work to repackage its
tourism industry and cruise

market very similarly to

what the Bahamas has
done.
Therefore, there are great

Ongoing discussions
are part of State
Partnership Programme



possibilities for tourist-

related business opportuni-
ties.

Mr O’Connor added that
the plans may also be in the
works for the Ministry of
Tourism to take a delega-
tion to Rhode Island, possi-
bly this summer, on a fact-
finding mission.

Created

The State Partnership
Programme evolved from
the Joint Contact Team
Programme in 1993. The
Joint Contact Team Pro-
gramme _ was created with
the intent of reaching out
to former MOST OY Pact
countries.

Today, the SPP brings
together US states and ter-
ritories and partner nations
through a wide range of
military, civil-military and
civil activities using the
National Guard as the con-
duit and force provider.

4

The National Guard
brings a unique dual Fed-
eral and state mission and
citizen-soldier character to
the security co-operation
mix. There are 50 partner-
ships worldwide today. |.

According to the Rhode
Island National Guard’s
website, the SPP formally
came into being when rep-
resentatives from the
Bahamas government were
received by the Adjutant
General for RI, Brigadier

‘General John Enright, in

December, 2005.

This relationship was fur-
ther cemented when a
senior leader delegation
from RI visited the GCOB
in January, 2006.

During this visit, the RI
delegation and their coun-
terparts from different
Bahamian ministries and

agencies laid the ground-.

work for a mutually benefi-
cial relationship between
RI and the GCOB.



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@ By GARRY MITCHELL
Associated Press Writer

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) —
With Mardi Gras parades
rolling this week, Mobile offi-
cials celebrated an economic

boom — and the prospect of:

an even bigger one — as much
as the annual carnival.

The port city’s economy is
already thriving with the work
force being created by its top
employer, the aerospace indus-
try, and port expansion activi-
ties. It would surge dramati-
cally if Air Force refueling
tankers and a new steel mill
are built here in coming years.

The German steel giant,
ThyssenKrupp AG, based in
Duesseldorf, has chosen
Alabama and Louisiana as
finalists for a $2.9 billion steel

and stainless steel manufac-
turing plant. Each state is
believed to be offering the firm
more than $1 billion in induce-
ments.

Being recruited for a site in
north Mobile County, the plant
is expected to employ 2,700
workers when completed in
2010. Louisiana offers a site in
St. James Parish on the banks
of the Mississippi River. Dur-
ing construction, the plant will
create upward of 29,000 jobs."

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley
left Saturday with an industry-
recruiting team on a trip to
Europe that apparently
includes a visit with the Ger-
man steelmaker as the firm
prepares to announce its earn-
ings. Because of confidentiali-
ty agreements, Riley said he
couldn’t discuss details of the

trip.

Northrop Grumman Corp.
and its European partner,
Paris-based EADS Co., will
compete with Boeing Co. of
Chicago for a massive Air
Force contract to build a new
line of refueling tankers —
work Northrop-EADS would
base in Mobile, bringing at
least 1,000 jobs.

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones
said Friday it’s unheard of for
Mobile to have two massive
opportunities like this in one
year. And while the tanker and
steel deals haven’t been signed
— competitors still could whisk
them away — Jones said the
area has a labor pool to accom-
modate both, even with a low
unemployment rate hovering
around three per cent.

“If we get both, the area will

be booming so much that we
will experience a growth that
we have not experienced since
World War II,” said Dr.
Semoon Chang, director of the
Center for Business and Eco-
nomic Research at the Uni-
versity of South Alabama.

Mobile’s wartime economy
was centered at Brookley Air
Force Base and the port, but it
dwindled when the base closed
in the late 1960s, eliminating
16,000 jobs. Brookley is now
an industrial park that would
be home to the Air Force
tanker construction if
Northrop Grumman-EADS is
awarded the tanker contract
over rival Boeing’s bid, which
is expected Monday.

Jones said Mobile’s boom is
being noticed by real estate
investors who are calling about












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housing and retail projects.
Entrepreneur magazine named
Mobile the nation’s best mid-
size city for starting and grow-
ing a business in 2006.

“We want everyone in this
community to take part in the
changes and successes taking
place,” Jones said.

Downtown living is becom-
ing popular with young work-
ers and empty nesters. Median
family income in the Mobile
metro area rose by a below-
average 5.4 per cent in fiscal
year 2006 to $49,000, according
to a report by University of
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Looking like an exclamation
point to that progress, the
state’s tallest building, the 35-
story RSA skyscraper on
Water Street, is expected to
open in May.

Aerospace has surpassed the
large-scale chemical industry
in Mobile County employ-
ment. The county has a popu-
lation around 401,000 — up
from 378,643 in 1990 — with
Mobile Aerospace Engineer-
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The company has about 1,200

workers at its aircraft mainte-
nance and repair hub at
Brookley Field.

Chang also pointed to the

planned expansion of the -

port’s container-handling facil-
ities and the Carnival cruise

ship based here as other indi- .

cators that Mobile’s economy

is in “excellent shape.”
Besides revenue-generating

Mardi Gras, there are also

plans for a $624 million Dale .,. ,

Earnhardt race track and
entertainment complex on
3,000 acres in the Prichard-Sar-
aland area just north of
Mobile, with groundbreaking
set for later this year.

Chang estimates the motor-

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The city also reaped revenue

from Hurricane Katrina, serv- © |

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after the Aug. 29, 2005 storm. ,

An influx of evacuees created
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Retail sales grew by more than

20 percent for the 12 months

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that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5th day of February 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
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struck off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 30th January 2007.

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DENVER — After strug-
gling through crippling holi-
day blizzards, Frontier Air-
lines and United Airlines are
working to improve their abil-
ity to inform and rebook frus-
trated travelers.

They ‘are considering
improvements such as adding
circuits to allow more call vol-
ume during emergencies and
new technology that automat-
ically retickets passengers
whose flights have been can-
celed.

in December, United had

_ the nation’s highest complaint
tate of airlines ranked, report-
ing nearly twice the industry
average in’ data compiled by
the U.S. Department of Trans-
portation. Passengers cited the
most problems with flights,
baggage, reservations/ticket-
ing/boarding and customer
service.

Back-to-back holiday bliz-
zards canceled about 3,000

flights to and from Denver |

International Airport, forcing
about 5,000 passengers to
spend the night at DIA and
interrupting the travel plans
of as many as 300,000 travel-
ers. .

Even after DIA reopened,
thousands of passengers stood
in line for hours to check in
for new flights and to get
through security.

Thousands more tried
unsuccessfully to call airline
reservation agents to rebook
their flights.

In the aftermath, disgrun-
tled travelers have been vocal
about their dissatisfaction.
And one traveler stranded on
a plane in Austin, Texas, on
an American Airlines flight is
mounting a campaign for a
new federal bill of rights for
airline passengers.

The carriers most affected
by the Colorado blizzards are
considering improvements
that would soften the blow of
such events in the future.

With 93 per cent of its pas-
senger capacity affected by the
DIA shutdown, Frontier is
working on a system that
would automatically rebook
customers on new flights after
their original flights are can-
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full speed on,” said customer
service vice president Cliff
Van Leuven.

Frontier also expects to ben-
efit from an expansion of its
ticket counter capacity this
summer, installing kiosks that
will increase its check-in
capacity from 36 to 48 posi-
tions.

Frontier will get a second
customer service center on
Concourse A as United’s Ted
operation moves to Concourse
B. In addition, it may allow
some call-center employees to
work from home so those who
can’t get to work in bad
weather can still take calls.

To improve the accuracy of
information on its Web sites,
Frontier also ‘is trying to get
better and faster information
about how long the airport
will be closed from the airport
and air traffic control, Van
Leuven said.

There are limitations. “We
have 300 phone lines. We’re
not going to staff or have
enough phone lines to handle
1.5 million calls,” Frontier
spokesman Joe Hodas said..

United Airlines also
acknowledges limitations.
While the airline typically gets
100 to 150 calls per minute at
its reservations center, during
the Denver storm it received
2,000 to 2,500 calls per minute.

“Only a certain amount of
circuits are able to get through

-at one time,” said United

spokeswoman Robin Urbans-
ki. “If there’s an event like
this again, is there a way the
phone company can give us
more circuits?”

The industry-wide shift
away from phone reservations
to Internet bookings exacer-
bates the problem, said David
Butler, executive director of
the National Association of
Call Centers.

“As more and more people
go to the Internet, especially
in the airline industry and

- financial services, we’re scaling

back our growth of call cen-

ters,” he said. “So when it’s |

needed at a moment’s notice,
it’s a very difficult logjam to
overcome.”

Some companies have
rollover contracts with call
center firms that let them
quickly scale up operations
with an influx of agents during
an emergency. Trained on-call
at-home agents are a poten-
tial solution, Butler said.

An alliance with travel
agencies can also serve as sup-
port in disaster situations, said





Sue Fern, vice president of the
Association for Services Man-
agement International. Air-
lines, which typically have
financial challenges and small
profit margins, haven’t been
very creative in thinking about
backup plans, she said. Recent
cutbacks in staffing and
resources limit their ability to
react.

“The fares are lower, but if
something goes wrong, they
don’t have the investment cap-
ital available to, support
(them),” Fern said.

Denver resident Jay
Solomon contacted The Den-
ver. Post in December after
becoming frustrated with
flight cancellations at DIA.
He said his faith in United
Airlines had been violated.

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Airline Passengers’ Bill of
Rights that would require cer-
tain things of carriers. Includ-
ed in her manifesto:

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plaints within 24 hours;
resolve them within two
weeks; notify passengers with-
in 10 minutes of « delay about
known diversions, dclays and
cancellations; establish proce:
dures so no plane silts on the
tarmac for longer than thie
hours; provide for cssenital
needs of passengers during
delays of longer than three
hours, including food, water:
sanitary facilities and access
to medical attention: and pro-
vide for needs of disabled
elderly and special »2eds pas-
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Failure of LSE bid puts pressure
on Nasdaq to cut another deal

m@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The
Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., hav-
ing failed in its $5.3 billion hos-
tile takeover bid for the Lon-
don Stock Exchange, is now
seen scrambling to lay out a
European strategy that will
appease its shareholders and
ensure that it won’t be left
behind as other major
exchanges consolidate.

The world’s largest electron-
ic equities exchange was dealt a
crushing defeat Saturday by
LSE shareholders who over-
whelmingly opted not to accept
the bid. The Nasdaq’s dogged
pursuit of the British bourse
lasted almost a year and left
Nasdaq empty-handed as rival
operators NYSE Group Inc.
and Euronext NV integrate into
the first marketplace to span
the Atlantic.

‘Analysts say Nasdaq CEO
Robert Greifeld is now under
inténse pressure from investors
to*cut a deal that will keep his
exphange competitive. Wall
Stseet could get a glimpse at
Greifeld’s next move when he
spéaks to analysts after the Nas-
daq reports third-quarter earn-
ings Tuesday.

“He’s built up so much expec-
tation that if he were to aban-
don Europe there would be
very strong disappointment
among shareholders,” said
David Easthope, an analyst with
business consulting firm Celent.
“Shareholders are looking for
them to execute on two strate-
gies: Get your European strat-
egy in place and simultaneously
execute one in Asia.”

iThat’s exactly what the New
York Stock Exchange has
accomplished. So far this year,
the Big Board closed the deal to
buy Paris-based Euronext,
secured a stake in India’s
National Stock Market, and
embarked on a broader alliance
with the Tokyo Stock Exchange
that could lead to a combina-
tion.

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NYSE Chief Executive John
Thain might take advantage of
the Nasdaq’s failed bid to make
his own run at the LSE, either
through an acquisition or most
likely a broad alliance. The
NYSE, which declined to com-
ment about such a deal, would
face not only competition issues
in Europe but also be forced to
contend with the nearly 30 per-
cent stake in the London
exchange that the Nasdaq still
holds.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for
the LSE told reporters in Lon-
don that the exchange is already
working on a strategic alliance
with its Tokyo counterpart.

The fierce rivalry between the
NYSE and the Nasdaq is pal-
pable. They are fighting: for
market share in the U.S., where
regulations allow stocks listed
on one exchange to be traded
on another. They have also
been gunning for more stock
listings, sometimes persuading
companies to defect from one to
the other.

The Nasdaq has bragging
rights for the speediest stock
executions, but the NYSE’s
recent introduction of electron-
ic trading is designed to chal-
lenge that.

Until Saturday’s defeat,
Greifeld had a string of suc-
cesses at Nasdaq. He’s taken a
market that was once run by
the nation’s broker-dealers and
turned it into one of Wall
Street’s hottest public compa-
nies, bought electronic trading
platform Instinet for its tech-
nology and has taken trades
away from the NYSE.

“Bob has done a great job for
shareholders,” said Glenn
Hutchins, a Nasdaq board
member whose private equity
firm Silver Lake Partners is a
major shareholder of the
exchange. “He took over an
exchange that essentially had
no value, and it now has bil-
lions. He’s generated a huge
amount of volume because it
has the best technology and the
lowest cost, and is taking mar-

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Hutchins views the Nasdaq’s
current situation with the LSE
as a “win-win” situation. It still
has the potential to take over

the LSE down the line but:

would profit if another bidder
came in and bought the
exchange at a higher price.

The Nasdaq, which has
pledged to shareholders that it
would pursue only deals that
were strategic fits and would
almost immediately reap share-
holder value, stood by its claims
the LSE was overvalued and
refused to increase its bid.

Hutchins would not comment
about what the Nasdaq’s next
move would be, but he said it
continues to be interested in
expanding into trading of other
investments, such as commodi-
ties and bonds, and he didn’t
rule out doing so through an
acquisition. The U.S. is home
to a number of options and
commodities exchanges, includ-
ing electronic InterContinental
Exchange Inc. and Chicago
Mercantile Exchange Holdings
Inc.

The Nasdaq has also warned
the LSE that it might compete
with the British market on its
home turf. Greifeld has previ-
ously indicated Nasdaq would
consider offering its technolo-
gy to an LSE rival — a consor-
tium of banks known as Project
Turquoise is developing a trad-
ing platform.

Greifeld could not be reached
for comment Saturday about
what the company’s next step
might be. But in a statement,
he said, “Nasdaq will continue
to pursue other opportunities
to build on its existing position
as the world’s largest electronic
equities exchange and we look
forward to maintaining our
strong track record of creating
shareholder value through our
industry-leading business mod-
el and strategy.”

In Europe, Nasdaq still has
the opportunity to link up with
other exchanges, which include
everything from the Deutsche
Boerse AG to Nordic exchange
operator OMX. Nasdaq has left

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ASSOCIATED BAHAMIAN DISTILLERS & BREWERS LTD

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

open the possibility of partner-
ing or acquiring exchanges in
Asia and is said to be in
advanced talks to buy a stake
in India’s Bombay Stock
Exchange.

The LSE itself might be eye-
ing similar deals with exchanges
in Europe and Asia. The British
exchange has built up a repu-
tation as being resilient, ana-
lysts said, and in 2000 rejected a
hostile. bid by Deutsche Boerse
only to turn around and make
its own offer for the Frankfurt-
based exchange.

The Nasdaq, meanwhile, isn’t
immune from a_ possible
takeover bid by the LSE or any
other suitor.

LSE Chief Executive Clara
Furse has repeatedly talked up
its independent growth
prospects over the past year and
said that every pursuit of her
company so far has been under-
valued. The exchange has also
been targeted by Australia’s
Macquarie Bank Ltd. and had
interest in the past from
Euronext.

For both the LSE and the
Nasdaq, there is a great need
to pick a strategy and execute
on it considering the pace of
consolidation. Failure to strike a
deal would leave them both
behind as exchanges move
toward a point where trading
stocks, bonds, commodities and
options can occur around the
clock and within multiple time
zones.

“It’s a ticking clock,” said
Easthope. “The sooner the bet-
ter for them to get their strategy
in’place and decide if they want
to partner, build or buy.”

e AP Business Writer Jane
Wardell in London contributed
to this report.

To all Shareholders of ABDAB.




Please be advised that a meeting of the Shareholders —
of the above company will be held on Wednesday
the 28th February 2007 at 4:00pm at the offices of
Burns House, 16 John F. Kennedy Drive, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Barry Newman .
Company Secretary

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) WIN’'IT WORLWIDE MANAGEMENT LIMITED is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000. ;

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on February
8,2007 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 8th day of 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.

February 8, 2007

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Bahamians
in action
in the race
for indoors

By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

THE race to reach the
indoor championships is still
on and Bahamian collegiate
athletes are right in the mix.

While the weekend meets
are being used by some to
achieve qualifying standards
for the NCAA Indoor
Championships, the NAIA
Indoor Championships and
other conference champi-
onships, others are hoping
to perfect their skills.

Leading the way for

NCAA Indoor Champi-
onships.

In the weight throw event
at the Iowa State Classic,
Albury finished up eighth

In the series of throws,
Albury recorded 16.86m,
17.34m, 17.95m, FOUL,
16.86m and17.32m.

Albury moved onto the
shot putt where she finished
up sixth with a best of
15.57m, another provisional
marking.

Winning the event was
Ashley Muffet with 17.03m,
second was Kasey
Onwuchekwa with 16.96m

Also competing at the
meet was Trevor Barry in
the men’s long jump. "

Barry would soar into first
place with a leap of 7.59m,
finishing in second was
Tyrone Smith with a best of
7.58m and Paul Hubbard in
7.38m.

Andretti Bain hit the pro-
visional marker for the
NCAA Indoor Champi-
onships once again this
weekend, clocking 46.92

Winning the event was
Aaron Buzard in 46.57 sec-
onds, coming in second was
Lesiba Maheto with 46.76

hart in 46.82 seconds.
Laniece Clarke is return-

impressive time in the wom-
en’s 55m dash at the
DePauw Indoor Invitation- |
al. ,
Clarke, who now com- _— i
petes for McKendree Col-
lege, qualified for the finals
with a time of 7.30 seconds,
the third fastest time in the
event. |

She would shave off a few .
seconds in the finals, bu still
had to settle for third place,
clocking 7.25 seconds for
the spot. Winning the event
was Nicheshia Anderson of
Missouri Baptist in 7.06 sec-
onds, Bridgette Foreman
was second in 7.24 seconds.

Also competing.in the
meet was Kenton Taylor, in
the men’s 55m hurdles.

His time of 8.01 seconds
placed him in the top eight
in the field and a spot into
the finals.

In the finals Taylor would
have to settle for the eighth
spot in a time of 8.00 sec-
onds, winning the event was
Gentrell Skyes in 7.67 sec-
onds, Jason Bell was second i
in 7.69 seconds and Jessie i
King third in 7.71 seconds.

Petra Munroe got a taste
of the indoors on Saturday;
at the Findlay Open, heldin
Findlay, Ohio. i

Now competing unat- i
tached, Munroe led the field;
into the finals of the wom- i
en’s 60 metre dash with a
best of 7.66 seconds, she was

m BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

BASED on how the four pools are
stacked, Alfred Forbes said the 25th
anniversary Hugh Campbell Basket-
ball Classic could be the most com-
petitive.

Thig year’s classic is scheduled for
February 19-26 at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium and will feature seven
government schools and ten private
schools from New Providence, eight
from Grand Bahama, eight from the
Family Islands and one from outside
of the Bahamas.

Forbes, the former chairman of the
organising committee, who has the
responsibility of putting the pools
together, said the way they are
stacked, it makes it interesting to see



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gh Campbell ‘could

he most competitive’

who will emerge after a long-long
double elimination competition that
will feature 63 games.

“From the top seed down in each of
the pools, anything could happen,”
Forbes pointed out. “Mind you, the
leaders of the pools don’t have to be
the champions of the tournament.

“We have some competitive teams
- both here in New Providence and in
Grand Bahama - and we expect the
Family Island teams to be a little
stronger. There are about 8-10 teams
in this country who could win this
tournament.”

The CI Gibson Rattlers are the
defending champions, having knocked
off the Jack Hayward Wildcats from

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Grand Bahama in last year’s final.
“Bven though we look forward to
the teams that are the defending
champions to those who were there
before, we could very likely have a
new champion, or one who haven't
won ina long time,” Forbes projected.
“Eight Mile Rock might be the best
team coming out of Grand Bahama
and while they have played in the
tournament since it’s inception, they
have only won the title once. So they
could make a run for it this year.”
Forbes, however, is counting out
any of the other teams entered in the
tournament, especially those coming
in from Grand Bahama.
“Tabernacle has won as many titles

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followed by Ashley
Oliver in 7.95 seconds and i
Shannon Williamson in 8.02

_ seconds. {3

In the finals Munroe - |
clocked 7.65 seconds to take
the win over Williamson in
7.91 seconds and Oliver in
third with 7.92 seconds.

THE long awaited showdown between the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force basketball teams drew hundreds of
eager fans to the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym on Saturday
night...

The fierce, but friendly battle, gave the Royal
Bahamas Police Force bragging rights for the year
over the Royal Bahamas Defence Force — the Police

half time lead, but the Defence Force’s defence was
too much for them in the fourth quarter. The Defence
Force quickly closed a 10 point lead in the fourth
quarter, and were looking to take control of the game.

As time ticked by, the Defence Force team ran out
of steam, and Baker became the go to man. once
againfor the Police.

He ended the game with 15 points.

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~ Forbes looks ahead to the big event

as anybody and even though they are
not ranked, come tournament time,
they play as well as any team in the
tournament,” he stated.

“So you could look at them, I won't
say as dark horses, but as contenders.
Plus, we have Jack Hayward, who
played in the final last year. They
were eliminated from their playoffs,
but we can’t count them out.”

St. George’s, from all indications,
could be the sleeper. They are in con-
tention to win this year’s Grand |
Bahama title, which could make the
road to the final here even more excit-
ing.
From New Providence, Forbes said
the Rattlers are poised for another
run at the title,.but the CC Sweeting
Cobras are the next best team to
watch, followed by the CR Walker
Knights.

As for the private schools, Forbes
said it will be interesting to see who
will win the Bahamas Association of
Independent Secondary Schools’ ©
crown this week. ;

The Jordan Prince William Falcons
have the upper hand against the St.
John’s Giants going into game two

..tonight.at the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-

sium. .

“The winner of that series, according
to Forbes, will definitely be consid-
ered a contender for the Hugh Camp-
bell title.

Forbes said the Family Island teams
are fast improving and if they contin-
ue their trend, they should not be tak-
en lightly because last year North
Andros and SC Bootle both made
the 16 field.

“This 25th anniversary could be the
most competitive because we have
national championship match-ups in
all four pools,” he insisted. “So the
public can come out on Monday and

-watch a very exciting tournament.”

@ THE TEAMS

HERE'S a look at the team entered
in this year’s Hugh Campbell Basket-
ball Classic, scheduled for February |
19-26 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasi-
um.

Government schools from New
Providence - defending champions CI
Gibson, CC Sweeting, CR Walker,
Dame Doris Johnson, CV Bethel,
Government High and RM Bailey.

Private schools in New Providence -
Jordan Prince William, St. John's Col-
lege, St. Anne's, Mt. Carmel, Nassau
Christian’ Academy, Kingsway Acad-
emy, Galilee Academy, King's Col-
lege, Church of God and Aquinas Col-
lege. ‘

Grand Bahama schools - Eight Mile
Rock, Sir Jack Hayward, St. George's,
Tabernacle, Catholic High, Sunland
Lutheran, Alpha/Omega and Bishop
Eldon.

Family Island schools - North
Andros, SC Bootle, Bimini, Preston
Albury, South Andros, Harbour
Island, Mangrove Cay and Out Bight,
Cat Island. :

Visiting school - Turks and Caicos.

e Here's how the pools are set up:

Pool One

CI Gibson, Catholic High, St.
John's, Bishop, Government High,
Harbour Island, Mangrove Cay,
Galilee and Aquinas College.

Pool II

St. George's, CC Sweeting,
Alpha/Omega, Dame Dorins John-
son, St. Anne's, SC Bootle, Turks and
Cacios and Old Bight.

Pool lil

Eight Mile Rock, CR Walker, Sun-
land Lutheran, RM Bailey, Mt.
Carmel, Church of God, North
Andros, Bimini and King's College.
- Pool IV

Jordan Prince William, Tabernacle
Christian Academy, CV Bethel, Sit
Jack Hayward, Nassau Christian
Academy, Kingsway ACademy, South
Andros and Preston Albury,

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PAGE 2E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007

US, Roddick
hounce Czechs

from Davis Cup

@ TENNIS
OSTRAVA,
Czech Republic
Associated Press

ANDY RODDICK kicked
the red powder off his shoes
one last time Sunday, happy
to be done with clay and
ready to return to the hard-
courts back-home for the
Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Roddick beat Tomas
Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Sunday to lead the United
States to a 4-1 victory over

--» the Czech Republic in the
’ first round of the World
Group.

“As far as the weight of the
situation goes,” Roddick said,
“It definitely could be one of
my best matches on clay.”

The victory gave the Amer-
icans an insurmountable lead
in the best-of-five format, and
Roddick ran his record to 8-0
in Davis Cup matches with
victory on the line. In the final
match, which had no bearing
on the outcome, Bob Bryan
beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5),
6-4.

The United States will next
play Spain in Winston-Salem,
N.C., in April. It will be a
rematch of the 2004 final in
Seville, when the Spanish
host§ beat the Americans on
clay spread so thick it took
any sting out of the U.S.
game.

“It was similar to a sand-

_ box,” Roddick recalled.
‘. . Now the Spaniards, likely
-*- led by Rafael Nadal, can
expect something faster.

“I’m sure we will return the
favor, and I’m sure the court
probably won’t be too slow,”
Roddick said.

Other World Group win-
ners in the first round were:
defending champion Russia
(at Chile), Sweden (at
Belarus), Germany (home

against Croatia), Spain (at ©

Switzerland), France (home
against Romania), Argentina
(at Austria) and Belgium (at

-< home against Australia).
3+‘ The other pairings for the
“April 6 quarterfinals are:
France-Russia, Germany-Bel-
gium and Sweden-Argentina.

Roddick, ranked No. 4 and
winner of the 2003 U.S.
Open, displayed an overpow-
ering serve and a solid base-
line game. He mastered not
only the clay but a partisan
crowd and one of the game’s
rising stars to raise his Davis
Cup record to 22-9.

“It is one of his biggest
wins, certainly in Davis Cup
— one of his most impressive
wins,” captain Patrick McEn-
roe. said

The Americans had not
won a Davis Cup World
Group series on clay in a
decade, but Roddick broke
the streak when Berdych net-
ted a return of serve in the
fourth-set tiebreaker.

“We saw today why Andy
Roddick is the fourth best
player in the world,” Czech
coach Jaroslav Navratil said.

The United States leads all
nations with 31 Davis Cup
titles. But the Americans are
looking to end their longest

... Davis Cup drought, which
dates to 1995.

“It is a statistic I don’t like,”

the 24-year-old Roddick said.

“Especially eonsidering I have’

been on the team for my sev-
enth year now.” .

On Friday, Roddick
downed Ivo Minar in four sets
before Berdych beat James
Blake in four sets. The U.S.
went up 2-1 Saturday on a
doubles victory by twins Bob
and Mike Bryan.

The Roddick-Berdych
match featured two tall play-
ers wielding big serves.

. Berdych, ranked No. 12 and
his country’s biggest star at
21, maintained the pressure
and Roddick was the first to
crack. .

In the seventh game, the
Czech hit a couple of base-
line winners and sealed the
game with a subtle drop shot.
The home crowd sensed
another victory from Berdych
and the prospect of a decisive

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By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

. ALKENA ‘Ali’ Saunders
said Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’
Mackey is the man and to
beat the man, he has to fight
him.

So on Sunday, Saunders
officially issued a challenge
to fight Mackey for his
Bahamas super middleweight
title.

Ray Minus Jr., who trains
both fighters, said First Class
Promotions is looking at the
possibility of hosting the
fight on their second show
for the year on March 1.

“We need approval from
the Bahamas boxing Com-
mission, but once Jermaine
Mackey has agreed to do it,
the fight is on,” said Minus
Jr., who spoke on behalf of
the promotional group, head-
ed by his wife Michelle.

What’s interesting to note
is that both Saunders and
Mackey have been close
friends from high school.
They even stood in each oth-
er’s weddings as best man.

“It’s nothing personal. It

‘could only be one champi-

on,” Minus Jr. stressed. “It’s
a hard sell for the promoter
because these guys are like
her kids. Her two boys are
going to slug it out.

Professional

“But for me, as their
coach, I’m more professional
where Ray Minus Jr. just
wants to see them fight. So
that’s fine. We’re ready to
get it to go.”

Saunders, 25, is year and a
half younger than Mackey.

“There’s a lot of fighters
out there, but not at a level
where they can put ona
good fight,” he said. “You

can take them on and beat
‘them down, but nobody will

recognise you.

“Going up against the
champ, it’s going to be a fight
that everybody will remem-
ber and one that everybody
will want to see again.”

Remember the three
episodes that Minus Jr. had
with his former sparring part-
ner Quincy ‘Thrill-A-Minute’
Pratt? Or how about the two
showdowns that Mackey had
against ‘Marvelous’ Marvin
Smith when he won and suc-
cessfully defended his title?

The question is: Can a
Saunders-Mackey fight rival
those two match-ups?

- “Choo Choo is a very good
fighter. He surprised me with
his last fight,” Mackey stated.
“He had me scared when I
watched the fight. I thought

he would have probably lost .

it.

: “T was still pulling for him
and I’m glad he won it. But
there’s nothing personal
against him. Right now he’s
the man and in order for me

“to beat the man, I would

have to take him on.”
Saunders said they grew up
together and they emerged
as best friends over the
years. And he said, at the
end of the day, they will still
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w ALKENA ‘Ali’ Saunders (right) wants to challenge Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey for his Bahamas super middleweight title.

At left is Ray Minus Jr., the trainer of both Saunders and Mackey.

“Nobody likes to go into a
fight and come out with a
loss,” Saunders stressed.
“But obviously, Choo Choo
is a fierce competitor and a
tough fighter at that too.

“But I know if the fight is »
on, I can’t say that he won’t
be going all out and I think I
would be lying to myself if I
say that I would be holding
back. There’s going to be no
holding back., It’s going to
be all business.”

While Mackey has the
more impressive record at
13-1 and has the reach
advantage, plus he’s a south-
paw, Saunders said he’s con-
fident that at 6-2-1, he has
the ability to put on a good
showing.

One other major differ-
ence in the two fighters is the
fact that Saunders has never
fought in a fight scheduled
for more than six rounds.

But he has vowed that
once he can get out and
“work on his endurance,” he
should be a much better
position to mound a serious
challenge against Smith
for the scheduled 12 round
fight.

“I think I will have to step
up my training to go the
extra mile,” he insisted.

“I will probably listen to

_ my coach (Minus Jr.) a little

more.

“I’ve been giving him a
hard time in the gym recent-
ly.
“I know it’s all for the best,
so I just have to do it.”

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Grieving Chandra —
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or support after

her mother’s death .

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter
THREE years ago, an

emotional Golden Girl —
' Chandra Sturrup made a

plea for the public to sup-
port her mother, Deborah
Dean, as she battled the
deadly cancerous disease -
multiple myeloma.

On Friday, the national
100 metre record holder
thanked the public for. their
support and encouragement
after her mother passed
away at the age of 51.

“I’m fine right now and
I’m taking it one day at.a
time,” said Sturrup, as she
reflected on the life of her
mother. “I had my
moments, but I’m holding
up a lot stronger than I
thought I would.”

Sturrup, who has had to take a break from
her return to the international scene to be
with the rest of her family in their time of
bereavement, said her mom has been in con-
tact with a lot of people and she’s been an
inspiration for just about all of them.

“She always had a lively spirit trying to
cheer you up,” Sturrup pointed out. “She’s
gone, but everybody who came in contact
with her, got to know a good person.

“Tn some ways, they learned from her. She
tried to help as best as she could.”

Sturrup, whose mother was her “tower of
strength,” said that she has a lot of personal
memories that she will cherish for the rest of

her life.

“Most of all, I’m going to miss talking to
her every day. I mean we used to talk every
day, for the least little things,” she stated.
“We would just call each other just to talk.”

Dean, although hampered by her illness
over the last few years, made it a point to
travel to many of the international meets to
watch her daughter and the rest of the

Bahamian team perform.

In fact, Dean also assisted the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associations with
fund raising events and even providing t-



m@ CHANDRA STURRUP

being out of

atmosphere.”
Right now,

shirts for the athletes and
the fans, in particular, to
wear.

Her last trip was at the
IAAF World Outdoor
Championships in 2005 in
Helsinki, Finland. It was a
trip that Dean was not
expected to attend, but she
surprised Sturrup when she
showed up.

While she’s planning the
funeral services, Sturrup
said her goal is to continue
running this year and she
has vowed to dedicate her
performance to her moth-
er.

“T just think I’ve been
strong through the years, so
I know I can do it,” she stat-
ed. “I just have to be
strong.”

Last month, Sturrup
made her return to the
international scene, but she

didn’t advance out of the final in the wom-
en’s 60 metres in Europe.
Sturrup said it was hilarious because after

six months and now coached

by herself, she just wanted to see where she
stood and what she needed to work on.

“I didn’t expect to run that bad, but it was
more fun for me,” he stated. “I just wanted
to get back out there and competing in that

Sturrup said her aim is just to

take care of business before she re-focuses

on her career.
In the meantime, she expressed her thanks -
to the Bahamian people for their support.

“J would like to thank everybody on behalf

well through

her.

of my mom and myself,” she stated. “I know
she was very thankful for what support she
got from the public.

“It’s been a real help for people pulling
and praying for us. I know a lot of people
were surprised to see her when she came
out for the appeal in 2004.” *

Sturrup said her mother handled herself

her ordeal and she certainly

lived her life to the fullest and she was
appreciative of everybody who supported

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LUCA BRUNO/AP

MILLER TIME: Bode Miller reacts
after finishing the Men’s Downhill

- at the World Alpine Ski
Championships in Are, Sweden,
on Sunday.

‘Miller coming
to terms with
authority

BY ANDREW DAMPF
Associated Press
ARE, Sweden — Bode Miller is
coming to terms with the fact that his
team won’t let him run wild anymore.

After relinquishing his downhill
title with a seventh-place finish at the
world championships Sunday, Miller
acknowledged he’s been warned to
keep his behavior under control.

“We've been talking about.it all
year,” Miller said. “I think we’re defi-
nitely on the same page. It’s been a -

_. challenge for both of us all year with
all the different issues we always con-
front.

“It’s been the same for 10 years
with me. I’m just a challenging athlete
to work with, and in my mind, they’re
a challenging administrative to work
with, but we get through it.”

. Bill Marolt, president and CEO of
the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Associa-
tion, and U.S. Alpine director Jesse
Hunt refused to elaborate on the
warnings.

“We're dealing with Bode,” Hunt
told The Associated Press. “Outside
of that it’s an old story. We have our
policies. We managed our policies,
and that’s what we’re doing.”

_ Miller’s best result through three
events at these championships was
his sixth-place finish in Thursday’s
combined race, after leading the
downhill portion of the event. He was
24th in the super-G that opened the
competition.

OLYMPIC FAILURE:

At last year’s Turin Olympics,
Miller failed to medal in all five of his
events. He left the games with more
headlines for his late-night partying
than his skiing.

Under new team rules designed
mainly for him this season, Miller is
no longer allowed to sleep in his per-
sonal trailer. He is supposed to report
to the team hotel by 10 p.m. each
night.

- While the local papers still print

_ photos of him in bars each night,
Miller appears more focused at these
championships.

In the downhill, Miller had a faster
first split time than eventual, winner
Aksel Lund Svindal. Heavy fog
descended on the middle of the
course during his run, though, and
when the American emerged he had

_ lost his lead.

“You just couldn’t see,” Miller said.
“It was unbelievable how flat the light
was. I skied well on the parts where I
could see it, where I could ski hard.”

The start of the race was delayed
for 15 minutes due to the fog, then
interrupted again midway through,
before Miller skied.

~ “I’m not too disappointed because
that’s really all I could do,” Miller
said. “I think if anybody ran with the
conditions exactly the way I ran they
would have a tough time beating me.”

Miller didn’t think the race should
have been stopped, however, and he *
acknowledged that Svindal was a
worthy winner.

Svindal also won the downhill at
the World Cup finals on this course
last year.

UPSET WITH MEDIA

Miller hadn’t met with the media
. since before the championships
began. He was apparently upset about
the continual coverage of his partying
habits.

“For most people, especially in the
U.S., ski racing is not as big. For them,
a partying story seems more excit-
ing,” Miller said. “That’s where you
sell your media.

“T don’t really blame the media, it’s
just easier for me if I don’t get
involved, then I don’t have to worry

*TURN TO SKIING



BY DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Any-
one worried that Phil Mickelson
was emotionally scarred by that
U.S. Open collapse can relax.

Mickelson finally got his season
on track Sunday by closing with a
6-under 66 under surprising sun-
shine to tie the tournament record
at the Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am and win by five shots for
the 30th victory of his career. °

Mickelson overcame a double
bogey with a lost ball early in the
round with three birdies in a four-
hole stretch along the ocean, turn-
ing a tight race into another run-
away. He matched the largest mar-
gin of victory at this tournament,
winning by five shots over Kevin
Sutherland.

It was the llth time in 15 seasons

GOLF | PEEBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM

Mickelson rebounds to take title

that Mickelson won on the West
Coast Swing, and the timing
couldn’t have been better. He had
started his season slowly, allowing
the conversation to linger on his
gaffe last summer at Winged Foot,
when he chopped his way to a dou-
ble bogey on the final hole to lose

. the U.S! Open.

Now, he looks as if he’s about to
hit his stride.

Mickelson finished at 20-under
268, tying the tournament record at
Pebble Beach set in 1997 by Mark
O’Meara. He earned $990,000,
making him the third person in
tour history to surpass $40 million
in career earnings.

Sutherland, in the final group
for the second time in three weeks,
hit over the ninth green and took
double bogey to fall out of conten-
tion. He also missed a half-dozen

putts inside 8 feet, but his birdie on
the 18th for a 71 gave him second

place and kept Mickelson from the.

largest margin of victory since
Bing Crosby created this tourna-
ment in 1937.

John Mallinger, a 27- -year- -old
rookie, closed with a 71 and fin-
ished third. He had the lead for
about 15 minutes after making
birdie on the par-5 sixth, while
Mickelson in the group behind him
lost his tee shot and took double
bogey on No. 5.

No one could keep up with
Mickelson, however.

He dropped only one shot the
rest of the round and easily won
Pebble Beach for the third time in
his career. O’Meara with five titles
at Pebble is the only player with

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HIS LITTLE TROPHY: Phil
Mickelson hugs his daughter
Sophia after winning the
Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am on.Sunday.

PRO BASKETBALL | CHICAGO 116, PHOENIX 103

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TOM HOOD/AP

MOVING THE BALL: Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, left, passes the ball while being defended by Suns center Pat Burke, right, in the first half
on Sunday in Phoenix. Chicago center Ben Wallace follows the play.

Hinrich leads as Bulls snap pair of losing streaks

BY BOB BAUM
Associated Press

PHOENIX — Kirk Hinrich
scored 14 of his 29 points in the
fourth quarter Sunday night, and
the Chicago Bulls completed a sev-
en-game road trip with 116-103 vic-
tory. over the severely short-
handed Phoenix Suns.

The Bulls snapped an eight-
game losing streak in Phoenix and
a three-game skid overall. Chicago
last beat the Suns on the road when

the Michael Jordan-led Bulls did it
on Nov. 20, 1996.

Phoenix played without Steve
Nash, the league’s two-time
defending MVP, for the third con-
secutive game — the last two of
them losses — because of a sore
right shoulder. The Suns also
didn’t have starter Boris Diaw
because of back spasms.

The Suns were beaten by dou-
ble digits for the first time this sea-
son. Phoenix also lost its third

BY RAF CASERT
Associated Press

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Andy Rod-
dick kicked the red powder off his shoes one
last time Sunday, happy to be done with clay
and ready to return to the hardcourts back
home for the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Roddick beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2,

straight at home, the first time
that’s happened since the start of
the 2004-05 season.

Luol Deng also scored 29 for
Chicago, and Ben Gordon added
27. ‘

Leandro Barbosa scored 19 of
his 26 points in the second half,
when the Suns rallied from 15
down to take a seven-point lead.
Amare Stoudemire also scored 26
for Phoenix, which shot 41 percent
for the night to the Bulls’ 51 per-

TENNIS | DAVIS CUP

Roddick victorious and U.S advances

matches with victory on the line. In the final
match, which had no bearing on the outcome,
Bob Bryan beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The United States will next play Spain in
Winston-Salem, N.C., in April. It will be a
rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the
Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay
spread so thick it took any sting out of the U.S.

7-6 (7-4) Sunday to lead the United States toa game.

4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the first

round of the World Group.

“As far as the weight of the situation goes,”
Roddick said, “It definitely could be one of my

best matches on clay.”

recalled.

The victory gave the Americans an insur-
mountable lead in the best-of-five format, and
Roddick ran his record to 8-0 in Davis Cup

“Tt was similar to a sandbox,” Roddick

Now the Spaniards, likely led by Rafael
Nadal, can expect something faster.

cent.

Chicago dominated the fourth
quarter 37-19, despite playing its
third road game in four nights and
seventh in ll days. It was the sec-
ond fourth-quarter collapse for the
Nash-less Suns. They gave up 40
fourth-quarter points in a home
loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Hinrich, 5-for-7 on 3-pointers,
scored eight, including a pair of 3s,
in a 10-3 run that put Chicago
ahead for good.



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CHEEKY RETURN: Andy Roddick of the U.S.
returns a ball to Czech Tomas Berdych
during their Davis Cup match on Sunday.


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NBA EXTRA |

RAPTORS AT BULLS, 8:30 P.M. TUESDAY

The Raptors are making the Atlantic Division somewhat
respectable, surging into the lead and becoming a

legitimate playoff team. And they're actually worth
watching. Chris Bosh has become a top-of-the-line power

forward. The Bulls will be a true test of Toronto’s

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had a party at his
recording studio
called Paisley Park,
and it was this huge warehouse with different
rooms in it and different recording studios in
it. It was an incredible place. There was about
a foot of snow on the ground outside, and the
place still was packed. The party started at
like 1:30 in the morning, and he came out at
around 3:30, 4 o’clock, because the place had
a stage in there. And he performed - put ona
concert. It was incredible. And he didn’t walk
out on the stage. They lowered him down
from up in the rafters. This place was huge.
Plus, the place was laced in purple. He had live
mannedauins, people that were posed as man-

-nequins in the place that were half-naked. In
each corner of the place, people just standing
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thing that could have happened to Terry was
being traded from the Hawks. Back then, he
averaged nearly 20 points a game and had lit- |
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scoring. But with the Mavericks, Terry has
become a more selective shooter, which
helps his shooting percentage but not his fan-
tasy value. He still provides three-pointers
and can drop 20-plus points on any given.
night, but he easily is a third option now.

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player Terry replaced when he was traded to |
the Mavericks before the 2004-05 season.
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with his timely shooting, quickness on
defense and ability to take over a game when
either Dirk Nowitzki or Josh Howard can’t.

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two less rebounds
than last season,
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percentage fell
from 52.3 percent
last season to 44.4
this season.

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all season. With
Webber in the mid-
dle as either a
passer or scorer, it
gives the Pistons
five legitimate
scoring options.
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the weekend aver-
aging 15.8 points,
6.8 rebounds and
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the Pistons’ five-
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BY ISRAEL GUTIERREZ

RAPTORS
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CAVALIERS AT LAKERS, 10:30 P.M. THURSDAY, TNT

‘The Lakers are still trying to figure out how to regain the Sete!
consistency they had earlier in the season, and playing big :
games was a big part of that success. Lamar Odom has
struggled since returning from his knee injury, and Kobe Bryant
is still trying to find that balance between facilitator and scorer.
LeBron James is also struggling with his team’s offense and his
team is suffering through its usual midseason slump.





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deron, above, has averaged more than 13

points and eight assists. His anonymity makes the Raptors a sleeper, coach Sam Mitchell said.

Positioning for push

he Heat isn’t the only team
| that plans on making a sig-
nificant push up the stand-

ings after the All-Star break.

In fact, there are a few teams
that could make a surprising
climb. The Toronto Raptors,
New Orleans Hornets and Sacra-
mento Kings might have just
enough ingredients to be the sur-



prise teams of
' the unofficial
second half of
the season.
The Raptors
Ss ae already have
ee made some
IN MY OPINION noise in recent
ISRAEL weeks, climbing
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sion with a win-
ning record and an All-Star
starter leading the way. Chris
Bosh averaged 31.5 points on 59.4
percent shooting in four games
entering the weekend, and in his
fourth year is becoming the
Kevin Garnett clone that experts
predicted he would be coming
out of the 2003 Draft.

“When he’s making his jump
shot and getting to the basket, he
is just hard to guard,” Raptors
coach Sam Mitchell said.

But Bosh isn’t the only reason
the Raptors could be a significant
force in the final few months.
They have a two-headed point
guard tandem in Jose Calderon
and T.J. Ford that averages a
combined 23.2 points, 12.7 assists
and is shooting 48 percent. Ford
has been suffering from a sore
ankle and coming off the bench
because of it, but the Raptors
haven't lost much in terms of
production. Against the Magic on
Wednesday, while Bosh was put-

ting up 41 points, Calderon and
Ford had 10 points and 11 assists
apiece; marking the first time -
since 1997 that two Raptors have
put up, double-figure assists,
Since taking over for Ford as the
starter, Calderon is averaging
more than 13 points, eight assists
and 57 percent shooting. If you're
stil] not sure who Calderon is,
that’s part of why Mitchell
believes the team can succeed.
“Our advantage here is that
people still don’t recognize or .
really respect the names on the
jerseys of our guys,” Mitchell
said. “Everyone knows who Chris
Bosh and is and T.J. Ford are, but

‘when you start talking about

[Andrea] Bargnani, and [Jorge]
Garbajosa and [Anthony] Parker,
and Calderon and names like
[Joey] Graham ... to most teams
those are just names. That’s our
advantage, I think.” :

The Hornets’ advantage is that
two relatively big names have
returned to the everyday lineup.
New Orleans entered the week-
end having won Il of 16, which
partially coincided with the
return of David West, who
played in 12 of those games, and
Chris Paul, who was played in
six.

West in particular has been a
major reason for the Hornets
success after missing most of the
season with a wrist injury. West
put up five double-doubles in his
first 12 games back and has
scored 20-plus points four times.
He’s exactly the post-up presence
the team had been lacking.

And with Paul back directing
traffic, the Hornets are just three
games back in the loss column of
the final playoff seed. Though
Peja Stojakovic still is on the

WHO HAS THE EDGE?

mend, the Hornets could redis-
cover the formula that had them
starting the season with an 8-3
record. The team is already capa=
ble of playing playoff-caliber
defense, having held six consecu-
tive opponents below 100 points
and 42 percent shooting before
running into a hot-shooting
Kings team.

And it’s those Kings who
eventually could battle the Hor-
nets for a playoff spot. The team
still is struggling with its identity,
scoring 117 points and losing to
the Grizzlies one night, then
scoring just 86 and beating the
Bulls another night. But some of
the internal conflicts that were
creating problems have subsided
enough for the Kings to win at a
decent pace, coming into the
weekend on a four-game win
streak. ;

After attempting to be an
offensive force in the first two
months, Ron Artest was more
selective in January, and as a
result shot 50.4 percent during
the month after hitting on just
37.6 percent in November and
December. He has also turned it
up on the defensive end lately,
holding Carmelo Anthony toa
season-worst 7-of-25 shooting
last Saturday.

Offensively, some might have
expected Kevin Martin’s produc-
tion to slide as the season prog-
ressed, but he hasn’t fallen off,
averaging 23.2 points on 52.4 per-
cent shooting in his last seven
games coming into the weekend.

Though the Western Confer-
ence clearly is top-heavy, the bot-
tom playoff seeds remain attain-
able, with the Hornets and Kings
looking to sneak into one of those
spots.

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EASTERN
CONFERENCE







Though the Bulls have
been rumored in all kinds of
trade talks, most recently
involving Memphis’ Pau
Gasol, the growing sentiment
is that the Bulls don’t want to
mess with their core. Kirk Hin-
rich’s gut instinct is that the
team will stay put. “For what-
ever reason, | have a hard
time believing [general man-
ager John Paxson] is going to
make amove.”... There were
some conspiracy theorists
saying that Paul Pierce’s
recent elbow infection that
delayed his return until Friday
was just a way for the Celtics °
to worsen their recordand -_
better their position in the
Greg Oden sweepstakes.
“Really? Well, | can verify it. |
saw his elbow,” Celtics for-
ward Wally Szezerbiak said.

> The Nets’ biggest problem

this season isn’t the absence
of Richard Jefferson, it’s that
every game has a fourth quar-
ter. The Nets are 19-9 this sea-
son when leading after three
quarters. They were 40-1in
those situations last year... .

Damon Jones again is thrust- . °°

ing himself into the media
spotlight. He was featured Fri-
day in USA Today for being
the league’s self-proclaimed
best dresser. And he has yet
to stop talking since he found
out he will be in the All-Star
three-point shooting contest.
“P’'m the best shooter in the

world, and I'll be on the best + | >»
stage. | believe in my abilities.. °

I'm very excited. That’s why I
can't stop talking,” he said.

WESTERN
CONFERENCE







Grizzlies owner Michael _ -
Heisley isn’t the person who

would pull the trigger on any .~

trades, but he is saying that
no one has offered anything
significant for forward Pau

Gasol. “| haven't heard of any- ;

body making an offer we'd
have interest in,” he said. “I’m
not the guy making the trade.

But | know we're not going to: |

trade Pau Gasol-just to reduce

the payroll.” ... The Clippers nae

continue to be inconsistent,
as does Corey Maggette’s
playing time. After not play-
ing in the second half of a loss
to the Knicks, Maggette said it
was more of coach Mike Dun-
leavy’s inexplicable treat-
ment. “I don’t get it, | really
don't,” Maggette said. “It’s
crazy. | put in work. | deserve
to play. It’s totally mind-bog-
gling to me. Why? Why? Give
mean excuse, give me some-

thing, just tell me something., «

ma grown man. | can take
it”... When he was with the
Bulls, Ron Artest wasn’t as
well known as he is now - or
as well paid. So he once tried
to apply for a job at Circuit
City just for the employee dis-
count. It didn’t work. “It only
lasted an hour,” Artest said.
“[But] it got in the paper, and
| didn’t want people to start
coming around me too much.
| still want to do that one day.”

WHO HAS IMPROVED MOST SINCE THE SEASON BEGAN, MIKE MILLER OR ANDRE IGUODALA?

Miller’s struggles early in the season mirrored those of his team, and there were a couple of reasons
for it. First, his primary post presence, Pau Gasol, was out until mid-December with a foot injury. And
second, his coach, Mike Fratello, was running a more conservative offense that didn’t allow for many big
numbers for Miller. But since averaging just 13.6 points and shooting 38 percent from three-point range
in the season's first 21 games, Miller has catapulted his averages by scoring 21.3 points a game in the 29
games that followed, and shooting 45.2 percent from three-point range. The freedom of the offense
since Fratello’s firing Dec. 29 has allowed Miller more freedom.

Iguodala was being held back early this season as well, but it wasn’t because he was missing a team-
mate. It was because he had Allen Iverson as a teammate. In the season’s first 17 games - before Iverson
was deactivated and then traded to the Nuggets - Iguodala was just another complementary player,
averaging 13.6 points through his first 17 games with 4.4 assists and getting to the foul line 5.1 times a
game. Since Iverson left, Iguodala has averaged 19.7 points, 5.9 assists and 7.9 foul shots a game.

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NO. 1 UF MEN 64, NO. 20 KENTUCKY 61

Gators get a sweet 16th consecutive victory

Bi Corey Brewer scored 16
points to help UF survive a
late scare and earnits 16th
straight win.

Miami Herald Staff and Wire Reports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Corey
Brewer scored 16 points, and
top-ranked Florida held off
No. 20 Kentucky 64-61 on Sat-
urday night for its 16th consec-
utive victory.

Ramel Bradley missed a
three-point try that could have
tied it as time expired, sealing
the Gators’ fifth win in a row
against Kentucky.

“I got over to the wing and
picked up my dribble, so I had
to shoot,” Bradley said. “I
didn’t have enough time to
pass. I got a good look and
thought it was going to fall, but
it was short.”

Florida (23-2, 10-0 South-
eastern Conference) was up
63-54 with 20 seconds left
before Bradley hit consecutive
threes to cut the margin to
three. Prior to that, Kentucky
had made just 1 of 19 attempts
from beyond the arc and was
threatening the school-worst
l-of-19 performance set in

MEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

2002 against South Carolina.

“We made some bad plays
at the end,” Brewer said.

“Bradley hit some clutch
three-pointers though and the
whole team didn’t give up. I
give them a lot of credit for
that.”

It had been 20 years since
the Wildcats, college basket-

ball’s winningest program, lost

five times in a row to one
opponent. Tennessee was the
last to do it from 1975-77. No
team has beaten Kentucky in
six consecutive games.

Randolph Morris had 18
points for the Wildcats (18-6,
7-3).

A record crowd of 24,465
was hoping to see Kentucky’s
400th victory at Rupp Arena.

Instead, the Gators won
back-to-back games in the
building for the first time since
1988-89.

Brewer made some clutch
free throws within the final
seconds to seal the victory.

“When you're on the line,
24,000 people — you try to
block them out,” Brewer said.

“I missed one I shouldn’t have _

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HAPPY TERPS: The Maryland Terrapins celebrate their
72-60 victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday.

Gist, Vasquez lead
Maryland upset
of No. 16 Duke

Associated Press
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
James Gist had 16 points and
10 rebounds, freshman Greivis
Vasquez scored a season-high
18, and Maryland handed No.
16 Duke its fourth straight loss
72-60 Sunday, the Blue Devils’
longest skid in 11 seasons.

Maryland (18-7, 4-6 Atlantic
Coast Conference) took con-
trol with a 29-4 run in the first
half, then used a late surge to
hold off a comeback bid by the
skidding Blue Devils (18-7,
5-6).

Josh McRoberts scored 20
points and Greg Paulus had 12
for Duke. The Blue Devils’

', previous three losses were by

a combined nine points, but
this one wasn’t that close after
Maryland took the lead for
good at 8-7. ;

Duke’s last four-game los-
ing streak was from Jan. 3-13,
1996,

The Blue Devils cut a 20-
point deficit to 58-52 before
Ekene Ibekwe and Mike Jones
had two baskets apiece in a
10-2 spree that made it 68-54
with 3:33 left.

That was enough to assure
the Terrapins an important
victory in their bid to get back
into the NCAA tournament
after a two-year absence.

Down 40-28 at halftime,
Duke closed to 50-43 on a
three-point play by McRob-
erts. Vasquez followed with a
tough layup, then added a fol-
low-shot for an 11-point cush-
ion.

But the Blue Devils weren’t
done. A driving layup by
Pocius Martynas and a dunk
by McRoberts made it 56-50
with 9:51 to go, and Maryland
coach Gary Williams quickly
called a timeout in an effort to
stop the momentum shift.



It didn’t work. The Terra-
pins committed a turnover fol-
lowing the break, and fresh-
man Eric Hayes botched a
layup on their next possession.
Duke wasn’t any better, how-
ever, and Vasquez snapped a
series of missed shots and
turnovers with a layup for an
eight-point lead.

Maryland went 16-for-29
from the floor and forced 12
turnovers in the first half.

e Washington 64, No.
25 Stanford 52: In Seattle,
Spencer Hawes scored 18
points and Jon Brockman
added 14 points and 10
rebounds as Washington
defeated No. 25 Stanford 64-52
on Sunday night.

Hawes started for the first
time in seven games and out-
scored plodding Stanford 8-4
during the first 10 minutes of
the second half, when the Car-
dinal made just one of their
first eight shots. He also fin-
ished with seven rebounds.

Washington (16-8, 6-7
Pac-10) kept its flickering
NCAA tournament hopes
alive by winning for the fifth
time in six games. The Hus-
kies have won nine of their
last 10 home games against
ranked teams.

Stanford’s Lawrence Hill
scored 15 points after missing
all 10 of his shots in Thursday
night’s loss at No. 14 Washing-
ton State. It wasn’t enough, as
the Cardinal (15-8, 7-5) lost for
the third time in four games
since beating then-No. 3
UCLA.

Hill missed his first three
shots during the first 14 min-
utes of the second half, when
the game turned. Washington
held Stanford to six points
over that span, and Hawes
scored 10 points as the Hus-
kies took a 54-38 lead.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

FOCUSED:
UF’s
Corey
Brewer
shoots
over
Sheray
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during
the first
half of
the
Gators’
64-61
victory.





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WOMEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

Top-ranked Duke turns to its defense

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
— Lindsey Harding and Joy
Cheek scored 13 points apiece
and top-ranked Duke over-
came a sputtering offense to
remain the nation’s only
unbeaten team with a 77-45
win over Wake Forest on
Sunday.

Wanisha Smith added 11
points for the Blue Devils
(26-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast
Conference), who beat’ the
Demon Deacons for the 30th
consecutive time. "

Alex Tchangoue and Cor-
inne Groves scored 15 points
each and Groves added 10
rebounds for the Demon Dea-
cons (9-15, 0-10), who last beat
Duke in the 1993 ACC tourna-
ment.

Three days after knocking
off archrival and No. 2 North
Carolina in an emotional bat-
tle of unbeatens, the Blue
Devils looked sluggish for
more than a half against the
last-place Demon Deacons.
However, Duke ended the
game with a 40-16 run to win
its 68th straight game against
unranked teams.

e No. 3 Tennessee 84,
Kentucky 62: In Knoxville,
Tenn., Candace Parker scored
22 of her 31 points in the first
half and third-ranked Tennes-
see cruised past Kentucky.

Sidney Spencer and Shan-
non Bobbitt each scored 12
points, and Alex Fuller had 11
for the Lady Vols (23-2, 10-0
Southeastern Conference),
who honored members of its
1987 team that won the
school’s first national champi-

-onship and other former play-

ers at halftime.

Kentucky coach Mickie
DeMoss was an assistant to
coach Pat Summitt in 1987,
but her reunion was not as
fun. Sarah Elliott led the
Wildcats (16-10, 5-6) with 21
points and 10 rebounds, and
Jennifer Humphrey added 15.

e No. 4 Ohio State 69,
Ilinois 60: In Champaign,
Ill., Jessica Davenport scored
28 points and Marscilla
Packer added 17 as Ohio State
won in its first game since
second-leading scorer Bran-
die Hoskins was lost for the
season after tearing her left
Achilles’ tendon.

Davenport, averaging 17.6
points and 9.4 rebounds com-
ing in to this game, played all
40 minutes for the Buckeyes
(23-1, 12-0 Big Ten), drawing
Illinois’ defensive focus and
creating open outside shots
for her teammates.

Jenna Smith hit a pair of
free throws to pull the Illini to
52-47 with 6:05 to go. How-
ever, Davenport made a
jumper to push the Buckeyes’
lead back to seven with 5:48
left.

Illinois (16-8, 6-6) tried to
chip away, but the Buckeyes
made five of their last six free
throws to seal the win.

e No. 5 Connecticut 72,

No. 7 LSU 71: In Baton



SU ORIG RIN Oren

Rouge, La., Renee Montgom-
ery hit a 3-pointer with 6.7
seconds left to lift Connecti-
cut.

Porsha Phillips hit a buzz-
er-beater from the top of the
key, sending the home crowd
and LSU bench into ‘a brief
moment of pandemonium
before referees confirmed
that Phillips’ foot was on the

‘line, meaning it was a two-.

point shot, not a tying 3.
Montgomery finished with
20 points and hit five 3-point-
ers, several from well behind
the line as UConn (22-2) won
its eighth. straight. Tina
Charles had 17 points and

nine rebounds for Huskies, |

while Kalana Greene had 15
points. 2h es

Sylvia Fowles led LSU
(22-4) with 22 points and 17
rebounds. Quianna Chaney
had 16 points, including a
quick-release baseline jumper
on an inbound pass that tied
the score at 69 with 17.1 sec-
onds lett.

e No. 6 Maryland 83,
Virginia 74: In Charlottes-
ville, Va., Crystal Langhorne
had 19 points and 15 rebounds
and No. 6 Maryland coasted
past Virginia.

Langhorne, one of two
Terrapins with double figures
in points and rebounds by
halftime, also had four assists
as Maryland (24-3, 8-3 Atlan-
tic Coast Conference) had a
52-42 edge in rebounding.
Marissa Coleman added 18
points and 12 rebounds.

Monica Wright had 19
points and Sharnee Zoll
added 14 for Virginia (14-1],
3-7), which had its two-game
winning streak snapped and
lost at its new John Paul Jones
Arena for the fifth time in 16
games this season. The Cava-
liers saw their hopes of mak-
ing a push for the NCAA tour-
nament damaged by another
lopsided loss.

. @ No. 8 George Wash-
ington 75, St. Bonaventure
41: In Washington, D.C.,
Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kenan
Cole had 15 points apiece, and
Jessica Adair and Kimberly

but other than that, you’ve got
to be constant when you get to
the line.”

During practices this week,
Kentucky players watched
footage of a game between the

two teams in 2003 in which

Florida came in No. 1 but
instead was walloped by the
Wildcats 70-55.

This one was far different,
both in the outcome and the
margin.

Taureen Green nailed a
three-pointer with eight min-
utes to go in the first half that
gave the Gators their biggest
lead at 30-14. But Kentucky fol-
lowed seconds later with a
10-0 run, pulling within four
on a jumper by Bobby Perry.

Green hit his third three-
pointer in three attempts to
stop the run, and Jonathan
Mitchell made. g layup just
before halftime to stretch the
Gators’ lead to 36-27.

The Gators kept the Wild-
cats at a distance until early in
the second half, when Florida
big men Joakim Noah and Al
Horford picked up their third
fouls. That’s when Morris
went to work.

Beck added 11 each to help
George Washington win its
14th straight.

The Colonials (21-2, 10-0
Atlantic 10) beat St. Bonaven-
ture for the 26th straight time
and held the Bonnies (13-12,
3-7) to 23.7 percent shooting
from the field.

George Washington
scored the game’s first 13
points, and took a 25-2 lead
when Cole converted a three-
point play with 13:34 left in
the first half. Even after hold-
ing the Colonials scoreless for
the next 4! minutes, the Bon-
nies could only cut the lead to
25-8.

Katelyn Murray had 10
points to lead St. Bonaven-
ture.

e No. 9 Georgia 81,
South Carolina 57: In Ath-
ens, Ga., Tasha Humphrey
had 23 points and 1 rebounds
as Georgia used an early 19-0
run to take the lead for good.

Megan Darrah and Ashley
Houts added 13 apiece for
Georgia (21-5, 8-3 Southeast-
ern Conference).

Humphrey became the No.
12 scorer in Georgia history,
passing Kedra Holland-Corn.
No. ll Christi Thomas is just
seven points ahead of Hum-
phrey’s 1,586 points, and No.
10 Tammye Jenkins is just 12
points ahead. And with two
more rebounds, Humphrey
will be in the top 10 in career
rebounding as well.

Lauren Simms came off the
bench to score 25 points for
South Carolina (14-12, 4-7).

South Carolina scored first
and led 4-3 after a driving
layup by Melanie Johnson,
but Georgia scored the next
19 points — capped by Cori
Chambers’ 3-pointer with
12:24 to go in the first half —
to take the lead for good.

e Michigan St. 54, No.
13 Purdue 52: In West Lafay-
ette, Ind., Mia Johnson hit a
game-winning 3-pointer with
1.3 seconds left to help Michi-
gan State win its fourth
straight and tie No. 13 Purdue

for second place in the Big.

Ten.



CHUCK BURTON/AP

SHOOTER: Duke’s Carrem Gay, left, shoots over Wake

Forest’s Mekia Valentine, center and Christen Brown





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during the first half of their game in Winston-Salem,
N.C., on Sunday. Duke won 77-45.

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Morris made three consec-
utive field goals for the Wild-
cats midway through the sec-
ond half and used an
off-balanced jumper to cut the
Florida lead to 43-40. Florida
misfired on several posses-
sions to keep Kentucky close.

Backup Florida center
Chris Richard had a dunk less
than eight minutes into the
game to set a season high with
11 points.

“Fortunately enough we
had Chris, who came in and
just sparked us right away,”
Horford said. “He set an inside
presence.”

Kentucky held the nation’s
field-goal percentage leader to

‘47 percent, but the Wildcats

managed to make just 38 per-
cent of their shots — and 14
percent from three-point
range.

“I never felt like our team
was in the flow of the game
and that’s why I was so proud
of the win,” UF coach Billy
Donovan said. “Tonight I want
them to enjoy this.”

Freelance writer Jenna
Marina contributed to this
report.

Aisha Jefferson led the
Spartans (19-6, 10-2) with 15
points and 12 rebounds, Rene
Haynes scored 11 points and
Johnson added 10 points.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
led Purdue with 15 points, 10
rebounds and a school-record
nine blocks. Jodi Howell
added 12 points for the Boiler-
makers (21-5, 10-2), who lost
for the second time in four
games.

e@ No. 14 Vanderbilt 80,
Auburn 54: In Nashville,
Tenn., Carla Thomas scored
15 points, and Caroline Wil-
liams and Liz Sherwood
added 14 apiece to lead Van-
derbilt.

Christina Wirth, Williams
and Dee Davis each sank a
3-pointer early as Vanderbilt
(21-4, 7-3 SEC) raced to a 16-0
lead.

Auburn (17-9, 4-6) commit-
ted seven turnovers before
Tamela McCorvey put the
Tigers on the board with a
3-pointer at the 12:56 mark.

e No. 19 Middle Tennes-
see 78, W. Kentucky 63: In
Bowling Green, Ky., Amber
Holt scored 24 points, Chrissy
Givens had 22 points and 12
rebounds, and No. 19 Middle
Tennessee State rallied in the
second half for its 20th con-
secutive victory. _

The Blue Raiders (23-3,
15-0 Sun Belt) remained per-
fect in the conference, but
needed a 16-2 run in the sec-
ond half to put the game
away. Krystle Horton scored
13 points, all in the second
half, for Middle Tennessee.
Starr Orr added 10.

Tifany Zaragoza had 22
points, Crystal Kelly added 14
and Dominique Duck had 12
for Western Kentucky (17-6,
11-3).

e No. 22 Rutgers 55,
West Virginia 49: In Pisca-
taway, N.J., Essence Carson
had 15 points and 11 rebounds
to help Rutgers rally past
West Virginia.

The Scarlet Knights (15-7,
8-3 Big East), who were trail-
ing 30-23 with 14:20 left in the
game, went on a 21-4 run to
roll past the Mountaineers.

Rutgers leading scorer Epi-
phanny Prince was scoreless
in the first half for the second -
straight game, but hit four
three-pointers in the second
half to cap the run and put the
Scarlet Knights up 44-35.

LaQuinta Owens scored 22
points on 7-for-13 shooting
from the field and Chakhia
Cole added 15 points for West
Virginia (16-9, 7-5).

e No. 25 James Madi-
son 85, Northeastern 63: In
Harrisonburg, Va., Meredith
Alexis had 21 points and 17
rebounds as James Madison
won its 14th straight.

Alexis extended her career
rebound record to 1,21), dou-
ble-double record to 58 and
games rebounding in double
figures record to 70. She tied
her record of 17 double-dou-
bles in a season.


6E| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12,2007 INTERNATIONAL EDITION



SOCCER | EUROPEAN LEAGUES

Associated Press

MILAN, Italy — Inter Milan
won its 15th straight game in
the Italian league by stopping
Chievo Verona 2-0 in a sta-
dium without fans, and Ron-
aldo made his debut in AC
Milan’s victory.

The country’s top league
resumed Sunday, more than a
week after all professional
soccer in Italy was suspended
because of fan violence. _

Adriano put Inter ahead in
the first minute with a shot
from the left side of the pen-
alty area and Hernan Crespo
added the second in the Slst.

The game was one of four
in Serie A played in an empty
stadium. The stadiums had
failed to meet new security
standards put in place after the
death of a police officer in
rioting at the Catania-Palermo
game Feb. 2.

Ronaldo, wearing a No. 99
jersey, came on as a substitute
in the 63rd minute for his first
appearance for Milan since
joining from Real Madrid last
week. Milan beat Livorno 2-1.

Inter leads the league with
60 points, 11 more than sec-
ond-place AS Roma, which
beat relegation-threatened
Parma 3-0. Palermo, which lost
to fourth-place Empoli 1-0, is
third with 42 points.

. Milan, which started the
season with an eight-point
penalty from the Italian game-
fixing scandal, climbed to sev-
enth place with 30 points.

ENGLAND

LONDON — Tomas Ros-
icky headed in the winner with
five minutes remaining and
Arsenal rallied to beat Wigan

2-1 to remain in fourth place in |

the English Premier League.
Denny Landzaat’s goal in

the 35th minute put Wigan

ahead at Arsenal’s Emirates

Stadium. The Gunners, who _.

were in danger of slipping to
fifth, tied the score with nine
minutes to go when Wigan
defender Fitz Hall turned a
cross from Mathieu Flamini
into his own net.

Rosicky’s winner gave
Arsenal 49 points, 17 behind

SPORTS ROUNDUP



SOCCER | ETC.



ins its 15th straight

ANTONIO CALANNI/AP

GETTING HIS KICKS: AC Milan’s Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo kicks the ball during the
Italian first-division match between with Livorno in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.

leader Manchester United, 11
adrift of Chelsea and one back
of Liverpool.

In Sunday’s other Premier
League game, Gary Speed and
Keyin Nolan scored a goal
each to give Bolton a 2-1 vic-
tory over Fulham and keep the
Wanderers on course for a
place in European competition
next season.

SPAIN

MADRID — Ronaldinho
scored his 14th and 15th goals
of the season Sunday to help
FC Barcelona beat Racing San-
tander 2-0 and increase its
lead to three points in the
Spanish league.

Ronaldinho curled a Slst-
minute free kick over Santan-
der’s defensive wall and out of

the reach of diving goalkeeper
Juan Calatayud for his first
goal.

The Brazilian scored again
in the 67th when he headed in
Deco’s inswinging free kick
from close range to give the
defending champions only
their third victory in seven
league games.

A minute later, Barcelona
forward Lionel Messi
appeared as a substitute, mak-
ing his first appearance since
Nov. 12, when the Argentine
teenager broke a bone in his
left foot.

Also, Mario Cotelo, Daniel
Guiza and Nacho Perez each
scored second-half goals to
give Getafe a 3-0 win over
Valencia.

In a late game, Atletico

Welterweight Mosley beats
Collazo by unanimous decision

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS Shane
Mosley wants to fight until
he’s 40. The way he looked
Saturday night against Luis
Collazo, he might consider
extending his career even lon-
ger.

Fighting a tough southpaw
10 years his junior, Mosley was
both faster and stronger as he
punched his way to a unani-
mous 12-round decision in a
welterweight fight that was
entertaining from the opening
bell.

The 35-year-old knocked
Collazo down in the llth round
and used his superior speed
against a fighter who didn’t
have nearly his experience but
was game and still punching
with everything he had when
the fight ended.

Two judges has Mosley
winning 118-109, while the
third had it 119-108. The Asso-
ciated Press had Mosley win-
ning 117-110.

GYMNASTICS

LAS VEGAS Sean
Townsend trailed for most of
the final round of the Winter
Cup Challenge but posted a
15.2 on the high bar in the fifth
round and a 13.9 on the floor
routine Saturday night to edge
David Sender for the all-
around title in the two-day
meet.

Townsend, 28, added a 16.1
on the vault and 14.45 in the
rings to top Sender 177.15-
176.95. .

Townsend, a 10-year
nationa) team veteran, is
working to be part of the six-
person squad that will com-
pete in the World Champion-
ships this September in Ger-
many. The team will be picked
from the U.S. Qualifier this
June in Colorado Springs.

Colo., and the U.S. Champion-
ship in August in San Jose.

In order to qualify for the
2008 Olympics, the team will

need to finish in the top 12. It

finished 13th last year.

Townsend was part of the
2001 world champion squad,
but wasn’t selected for the
2004 Athens Olympics. He
watched from home as the
Americans took silver.

Guillermo Alvarez was
third with 176.7 points, and
Ryan Lieberman took fourth
at 171.25

WINTER SPORTS

e Men’s Skiing: In Are,
Sweden, Aksel Lund Svindal
became the first-ever Norwe-
gian to win the downhill gold
medal at an Alpine World
Championship on Sunday.

Svindal, who won the
downhill here at the World
Cup finals last season, hurtled
down the 9,586-foot Olympia
course in 1 minute, 44.68 sec-
onds to win his first major
championship title.

Jan Hudec of Canada cap-
tured the silver medal in
1:45.40 for his first major
career podium. It was also the
best downhill result at a
worlds for Canada’s men.
Hudec had never finished in
the top three of a World Cup
race.

Patrik Jaerbyn of Sweden
took the bronze with 1:45.65.

Defending champion Bode
Miller was leading by .01 at the
top split but went through
some fog that briefly shrouded
part of the course and nearly
fell. He finishing out of the top
five.

e@ Women’s Skiing: In
Are, Sweden, Anja Paerson
of Sweden won a downhill
title on Sunday, becoming the
first skier to collect gold med-

als in all five disciplines at the
Alpine Skiing World Champi-
onships. |

Paerson charged down the
7,350-foot WM Strecke course
in 1 minute, 26.89 seconds.

American Lindsey Kildow,
who took silver behind Paer-
son in the super-G, made a
mistake coming off a jump on
the upper part of the course
and took silver with her time
of 1:27.29.

Austria’s Nicole Hosp took
the bronze with 1:27.37.

e Short Track Speed-
skating: In Budapest, Hun-
gary, Wang Meng of China
won the women’s 500-meter
race at a short-track speed-
skating World Cup meet on
Sunday for her second gold
medal in two days.

The reigning Olympic
champion won in 43.858 sec-
onds — 0.201 seconds ahead of
Fu Tian Yu of China, with
South Korea’s Jeon Ji-soo
third.

South Korea’s Jung Eun-ju
won the women’s 1,000 in 1
minute, 34.536 seconds, beat-
ing Byun Chun-sa of South
Korea by 0.175 seconds. On
Saturday, Jung won the 1,500,
also ahead of Byun.

Lee Ho-suk of South Korea
was the repeat winner in the
men’s field, beating Charles
Hamelin of Canada by just
0.043 seconds in the 14000-me-
ter race. Jordan Malone of
the United States came in
third.

Olivier Jean of Canada
won the second 500-meter
race at this World Cup. His
time of 42.104 seconds beat
Italy’s Roberto Serra by 0.155
seconds. Tyson Heung of
Germany was third. ,

e Bobsled: In Cesana,
Italy, Steven Holcomb of the
United States and teammates



Madrid beat visiting Athletic
Bilbao 1-0.

Barcelona improved to 46
points, while Sevilla has 43.
Madrid is next with 41 points,
two more than Valencia and
Atletico.

GERMANY

BERLIN — Roy Makaay
scored an eighth-minute goal
to give Bayern Munich a 1-0
win over Arminia Bielefeld,
keeping the defending cham-
pions’ slim Bundesliga title
hopes alive.

Ottmar Hitzfeld’s first win
in two games since taking over
as coach moved Bayern ll
points behind leader Schalke
with 13 games left.

Bayern, playing in front of
69,000 at home, turned in

another lackluster perfor-
mance in pouring rain against
an llth-place team mired in a
nine-game winless streak.

FRANCE

PARIS — Seydou Keita
scored for the fourth time in
the last three games to help
second-place Lens beat visit-

ing Sochaux 3-1 and move 11

points behind French league
leader Lyon.

Brazilian defender Vitorino
Hilton and Ivory Coast for-
ward Aruna Dindane added
the other goals for Lens, while
Dusko Tosic replied late on
for sixth-place Sochaux. .

Lens improved to 43 points
from 24 rounds. Lyon leads the
league with 54 points after
beating Lorient 1-0 Saturday
— snapping the defending
champion’s five-match winless
streak.

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM Ajax
defeated ADO The Hague 2-1
to move within three points of
Dutch league leader PSV Eind-
hoven.

John Heitinga and Klaas-Jan
Huntelaar scored in the sec-
ond half for second-place
Ajax.

PSV, winless in three
games, was held to a 1-1 tie by
Sparta Rotterdam. Jason
Culina gave PSV the lead in
the 46th minute, but Haris
Medunjanin tied it in the 76th.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW — Rangers got
a hat trick from Kris Boyd in
its 3-1 win over Kilmarnock in
the Scottish Premier League.

Boyd sandwiched penalty
kicks around a 30th-minute
header. Steven Naismith
scored in the 73rd minute for
the hosts.

Celtic, which beat Hiber-
nain 1-0 Saturday, leads the
league ‘with 68 points, fol-
lowed by Rangers with 49.

GREECE

ATHENS — Predrag Djord-
jevic and Nery Castillo scored
a goal in each half to give
defending champion Olympi-



ERIC JAMISON/AP

MAKING CONTACT: Shane Mosley, left, makes contact with

Luis Collazo during the fourth round of their interim
WBC welterweight championship match on Saturday.

Pavle Jovanovic, Steve
Mesler, Brock Kreitzburg
won a four-man bobsled
World Cup race on Sunday.

It was Holcomb’s third
straight victory. The team fin-
ished in a combined time of 1
minute, 51.78 seconds.

World Cup leader Evgeni
Popov and Russian trio Dmi-
try Stepushkin, Alexej
Seliverstov and Kirill Sosu-
nov were second, 0.28 behind
Holcomb’s team.

Andre Lange, Rene
Hoppe, Kevin Kuske and
Martin Putze of Germany fin-
ished third, 0.39 behind. ,

Holcomb is second in the
World Cup standings with 480
points — 60 fewer than Popov.
Janis Minins of Latvia and
Pierre Leuders of Canada are
tied for third with 425 points.

e Luge: In Winterberg,
Germany, Armin Zoeggeler
of Italy won his 35th luge
World Cup singles race Sun-
day to close in on the overall
season title. :

The two-time Olympic
champion finished his two
heats in 1 minute, 48.936 sec-
onds to edge David Moeller
of Germany, who recorded
1:49.022 on his home track.
Albert Demtschenko of Rus-
sia was third in 1:49.090.

Zoeggeler, chasing his sixth
season World Cup title, has 715
points to Moeller’s 645 head-
ing into the final race. Rein-

hold Rainer of Italy is third
with 409 points.

Germany also wrapped up
the season World Cup team
title by winning the last of four
races. Patric Leitner, Alex-
ander Resch, Silke Krau-
shaar-Pielach and Moeller
recorded a time of 2:29.083.

Germany finished the sea-
son with 300 points, followed
by Canada with 270 and the
United States with 260.

TRACK & FIELD

KARLSRUHE, Germany —
Olympic champion Liu Xiang
of China ran 7.42 seconds Sun-
day in the 60-meter hurdles at
the Karlsruhe indoor meet to
lower his own Asian record by
.001 seconds.

Liu, who won Olympic gold
in 2004 and holds the world
record in the 110-meter hur-
dles, held off Dayron Robles
by 0.002 seconds and got even
for a loss to the Cuban last
week in Stuttgart.

Also, Marcus Brunson of
the United States ran 6.46 sec-
onds in the 60 meters and
Christian Olsson of Swe ‘en
reached 57 feet, 234 inches in
the triple jump.

Olympic long jump cham-
pion Tatyana Lebedeva of
Russia won her event with a
jump of 21-1, while heptathlon
world and Olympic champion
Carolina Kluft was third in
21-5%.

akos a 2-0 win over visiting
Iraklis 2-0 in the Greek league.

Olympiakos leads the
league with 53 points, 10 more

than AEK Athens and 11 ahead
-of crosstown rival Panathinai-

kos. AEK played to a 0-0 tie at
Ergotelis on Saturday, and
Panathinaikos tied 2-2 with
visiting OFI Crete on Sunday.

VIOLENCE

LEIPZIG, Germany — A
state politician demanded a
crackdown Sunday after 42
people were injured when
police and security officers
clashed with 800 hooligans
following a soccer match.

The fans of FC Lokomotive
Leipzig attacked 300 police
officers after FC Erzgebirge
Aue II beat their team 3-0 on
Saturday. Police said 36 offi-
cers and six fans were injured,
while 21 police vehicles were
vandalized.

Germany has seen a surge ©

in stadium violence since host-
ing the largely peaceful World
Cup. Several of the worst inci-
dents, including the one on
Saturday, have occurred in the
state of Saxony, in economi-
cally depressed East Germany.

Saxony interior minister
Albrecht Buttolo demanded
strong action from the Ger-
man government.

“It’s not enough for me
when those responsible try to
distance themselves from
events like this,” Buttolo said.
“I won’t allow a situation like
Italy to take place in and
around Saxony stadiums.”

A police officer was killed
‘when fans rioted at a Feb. 2
match in Italy between Cata-
nia and Palermo, leaving 100
people injured. -

Police said hooligans pelted
the officers, their horses and
dogs with stones and cement.
A security officer fired off a
warning shot when 20 people
surrounded him before he
could be pulled to safety.

Police fought back with
clubs, pepper spray and sev-
eral of the hooligans were
injured through dog bites. Five
men were taken into custody
and then released.

FROM THE
SPORTS FRONT

Miller
turning
over new

leaf

* SKIING

about it.”

Miller again insisted
that his apres-ski habits
don’t affect his perfor-
mance.

“T’m always about the
same focused. I’m ready to
win every time I go out
there,” he said.

But Miller hasn’t won a
race at a major champion-
ship since he took both the,
super-G and downhill title
at the last worlds in Bor-
mio, Italy, two years ago.

“I knew I was capable of
winning races, but with
one shot at a race, I would
never assume I would be
able to come in and domi-
nate,” said Miller, who won
the super-G and finished
second behind Svindal in
the downhill on this course
at last year’s finals.

“T feel, on these hills, ’'m
able to compete or beat
anyone in the world,”
Miller said. “You can
always go back and look at
the reasons why it doesn’t
happen and that’s what
we'll do and what we’ve
been doing. But in this
case, a lot of the main rea-
sons are not things that I
can control. It’s hard to
really get too bummed
about it.”

Miller is never one to
get too down on himself: “I
always have a good time.
It’s nice up here.” :

AP Sports Writer Erica
Bulman contributed to this
report.







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Paviovic leads Cavs over Lakers

“SOUTHEAST WL Pet._GB_L10__ Str. Home Away __Conf
.>.Washington 28, 21, STL - 55 OL 19-7 9-14 19-10
- Orlando 26 26 500 3% 3-7 L-l 17-10 9-16 15-17
Miami 2526 6490 «4 «6-4 Wel 14-10 11-16. 13-15
Atlanta 20 30. .400 8% 7-3 W-2 9-15 10-16 12-20
Charlotte 18 33 353 11 4-6 L-4 10-15 818 12-20 Associated Press
: . CLEVELAND — Sasha Pavlovic scored 13
: ATUANTIC WL Pet, GB_L10_ Str, Home Away Conf points in the fourth quarter, picking up the
Toronto 27 4529 BD LL 187 9-17 1810 | . slack for LeBron James, and the Cleveland
New Jersey 25 27 481 2% 5-5 W-3 14-12 11-15 19-13 : :
New York 22:29. 431-555 Le 13-13 9-16 13-18 Cavaliers shut down Kobe Bryant in the final
Philadelphia 17 35 .32710% 5-5 1-2 9-14 8-21 12-17 minutes for a 99-90 win over the Los Angeles
Boston 12-38 240 14% 0-10 L-18 4-21 8-17 8-24 Lakers on Sunday.
es : Pavlovic, suddenly a major cog in Cleve-
ae w L__Pet_o8 Lio se. tone Any land’s offense, finished with 21 points, Zydru-
Deter BS SE WE AES dete | as Higauskas 17.and Anderson ae a ved
_ Chicago 29 23 558 3% 6-4 -W-l 20-6 9-17 20-8 IJ in the fourth — as the Cavaliers improved
indiana 27 24 «529 5 «G4 Wel 16-10 11-14 19-13 to 20-7 at home with their second straight
Milwaukee 19 32 .373 13 2-8 L-2 11-10 8-22 9-20 solid effort.

James had 18 points, eight rebounds and
five assists, but he deferred to Pavlovic and
others down the stretch, and Cleveland’s
supporting cast came through. James was

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Dallas 429 824. -~S-1s«W-7 24-3 18-6 29-6 :

San Antonio 33 18.647 9 5-5 L-2 16-8 17-10 2i-1 outscored 25-7 by Bryant in the second half,
ee 2 is on Se 3 wa — Mae as but the All-Star forward got to crown the

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Memphis 13 39 .25029% 3-7 L-L 10-17 3-22 . 7-25 Cavs’ win with a soaring dunk in the final
seconds.

NORTHWEST . Wt __ Pet. “GB L10_ Str, Home Away Conf Bryant scored 36 points to lead the Lakers,
Utah Si eo Ta Wa 196 1411 20-10 | who went’ 3-5 on an eight-game swing
Denver 1 25 24.510 o 3-7 W-2 13-14, 12-10 10-16 through the bitterly cold East. Bryant scored
Minnesota. 24-27—«71 «9% 46 WL 15-9 9-18 14-19 , ‘ ‘
* Portland 92 30 1423 12. 5-5 W-2 12-14 10-16 13-17 Los pare fark evnhee a ae final
Seattle 19 32.373 142 4-6 W-1 13-13. 6-19 8-20 period, but with Larry Hughes guar g him,
. ; he didn’t score again in the final 3:39 after
PaciiC * WL Pct. GB 110 Str Home Away _ Conf making two free throws to tie it 8]-all.
Phoenix 39 12 765 «0 - «O64 OL 20-6 «19-6 19-9 e Heat 100, Spurs 85: In Miami,
LA. Lakers © 130 22. 577 9% 3-7 L-3 19-6 11-16 17-10 ane Wade scored 18 of his 26 points in

_.UA.Clippers. 25 26 490 14 5-5 Ll 17-8 8-18 14-17 oe th ' dthe Mi i theld

".' Golden State .24 28 461 15 46 Ll 18-9 6-19 -13-16 e fourth quarter and the Wiami deat he

-" Sacramento 22 27 449 16 63 Ll 15-12. 7-15 12-19 San Antonio without a field goal for more
; RESULTS AND SCHEDULES than seven minutes down the stretch on the
way to beating the Spurs.
Sunday’s results Tonight’s games Saturday’s results e Pacers 94, Clippers 80: In Indianap-
Miami 100, S.A. 85 Clpprs at Det, 7:30 Det, 98, for. 92 olis, Jermaine O’Neal scored 21 points and
nd 34, LAC. EF ag. at Den’, a No 114, Mem. 99 set an Indiana franchise record for career
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the end of the second quarter and built their

Utah 104, NY 102, OT
Sac. 114, Sea. 93

Min. 109, Bos. 107
Chi. 116, Pho. 103
Sea. 114, Sac. 103
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DALLAS — Philippe Bou-
‘cher and Jere Lethinen each
had a goal and an assist for the
Dallas Stars, who set a season
high for goals in a 7-5 victory
Sunday over the Colorado
Avalanche in a game neither
_starting goaltender tinished.

Jeff Halpern scored on a
rebound with 2:28 left for the
Stars, who fended off three
power plays with some nice
saves by Mike Smith in the
final 12 minutes to win their
third straight game.

All-Star goalie Marty Turco
was pulled from his second
straight start, yanked after giv-
ing up two goals in less than a
minute midway through the
second period. Colorado’s
Peter Budaj had been replaced
earlier in the period after Dal-
las went ahead 4-1.

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Jackets 4: In Columbus,
Ohio, Martin Havlat had a goal
and two assists and the Black-
hawks rode a three-goal spree
in the first period. Havlat has
seven goals and three assists
in a six-game goal streak.

Peter Bondra and Bryan
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Atlanta 30°20 6 3 69 181 185 14-9-3-2 16-11-3-1 12-4-4 ene rare arp en
Tampa Bay 31-24-11 64.179 173 14-13-0-0 T-ALL-L12-7-0- Martin Lapointe also scored
clas 28 23. 3 4 63.177 184 14-10-1-3 14-13-2-1 —13-6-0-2 for the Blackhawks.
ashington 23 26 2 6 54173 200 14-12-13 Q-14-1-3- 8-11-11 e Lightning 4, Devils 1:
lorid -10-2- -15-3- 11+ i <1,
Florida 2125.5 6 53164 187 15-10-2-1 6-15-35 —5-11-2-0 In East Rutherford, NJ., Nick
ATLANTIC W__L OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY ___ DN Tarnasky and Vincent Lecava-
New Jersey. 34 16 0 6 14 149 133 20-5-0-4 14-11-0-2 15-4-0 lier scored in a 48-second span
Pittsburgh 29 17 4. 5 67.190 171. 16-B-2-2 13-9-2-3. 14-51 to cap a three-goal second
NY. Islanders 26 22 4 4 60.164 160 13-9-3-1 13-13-1-3 10-8-2 riod
NY. Rangers 27 24 3 2 59166 163 11-12-3-0 16-12-0-2 9-9-0 P :
Philadelphia 14 33 3 5. 36138 207 4-15-3-4 10-18-0-1 3-4-1 Vaclav Prospal and Dan
Boyle also scored and Johan
NORTHEAST. WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIN Holmqvist had 21 saves in
Buffalo 38 15 2 2 80212 163 19-7-1-1 19-B-1-1.—12-8-1- ‘
Ottawa 32 22. 2 «1 67 191 154 l6-Li-1-1 16-11-1-0 15-9-0- bouncing, back from oe bad,
Montreal 39 22 1 5 64165 168 17-10-0-3 12+12-1-2 _ 10-8-0- game against the Rangers to
Toronto 2722 3 «4 61 181 184 11-12-2-2, 16-10-1-2 “_10-8-2- lead the Lightning to their 12th
Boston 95 258 1 3 5A 153 202 15-12-0-2 10-13-1-1 10-12-0- win in 15 games.
. , Scott Gomez scored for the
WESTERN CONFERENCE Devils, who had a four-game
7 :
CENTRAL _'W__L_OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY __DIV winning streak snapped.
Nashville 38°16 2 1 79196 146 20-4-2-1 18-12-0-0 —17-4-1-0 e Red Wings 7, Flames
Detroit 3618 30 3 78177 137 U-HL-2 15-12-21 12-4-1-1 | 4: In Detroit, Henrik Zetter-
St. Louls 2 25 5 4 53 140 170 12-14-2-1 10-11-3-3 8-12-2-2 berg had two goals and two
icago 1141 170 11-13-1-2 11-14-1-3 10-12-1-0 :
Columbus 2229. 2 «3 49.139 175. 13-12-1-2 Q-17-1-L —7-12-0-2 assists and Joey MacDonald
got his first career win In goal
| WORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY _DIN as the Red Wings outshot the
cele z 7 ; 5 os 174 148 =. 22-5-0-1. = 7-14-3-4 115-12 Flames 50-20.
- Vancouver 1 3 66 147 143 18-9-1-1 13-12-0-2 11-11-0-1 :
Minnesota. -31.«22,=«0S«« 466 162 147 20-5-0-3 11-17-0-1 —9-6-0-2 Detroit also got a goal and
Edmonton 28 24 2 +2 60 156 162 18-Ll-I-1 10-13-1-1 9-12- an assist each from Tomas
Colorado - 26 25° 2 2 56175 172 15-13-1-2 U1-12-1-0 — 9-7-1- Holmstrom, Mathieu Schnei-
PACIFIC WoL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME _ AWAY py | “den and Jason Williams, and
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Anaheim 33°15 2 6 74182 143 18-5-1-4 15-10-1-2 13-5-0-1 Franzen also. added Ral
San Jose 35 19 0 1 71170 132 18-11-0-1 17-8-0-0 12-10-0-1 : ; a6
Dallas 3420 0 2 70 152 137 18-8-0-1 16-12-0-1 16-6-0-0 each. Nicklas Lidstrom and
Phoenix % 2 1 1 52.151 189 13-12-1-0 12-17-0-1 7-13-1-1 | Dan Cleary each had two
les Angeles 19 30 5 4 47163 203 11-1243 G-18-1-1 6-14-0-2 anlar.
tebe: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss e Ollers 5, Thrashers 1:
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES In Edmonton, Alberta, Petr
Sykora set up three goals as
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Dallas T, Colorado Detroit at Phil, 7 i
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Tampa Bay 4 SMa HS Ctteom 5 Merires ‘3 §-1 victory over the Atlanta
Edmonton 5, Atlanta 1 NY. iterate Thrashers on Sunday night.

Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 5, a

Florida 5, Phoenix 2
Minnesota 5, Carolina 4
Los Angeles 4, Nashville 1
Vancouver 3, Atlanta 2

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In Sunrise, Fla., Nathan Hor-



Florida’s victory against Phoe-

e Kings 4, Predators 1: In
Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles
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STEPPING UP: The Cavaliers’ Sasha
Pavlovic dunks in the first quarter
against the Los Angeles Lakers on
Sunday in Cleveland. He had 21 points,
13 in the fourth quarter, in the hosts’
99-90 victory. ;

lead to 23 points early in the third period.
O’Neal had four blocked shots, giving him
1,113 for his career with the Pacers and break-
ing the franchise record of 1,111 by former
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corner with 0.2 seconds remaining dealt the,
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ics, but even his steadying presence wasn’t
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during a big second quarter that led Sacra-
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a layup with 12 seconds left in regulation, and
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the extra period to give Utah the win.

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Shane Gibson always said he had __ ribbons for a big event. Tribune Staff Reporter

a “close” friendship with cover girl
Anna Nicole Smith, who dropped
dead in her hotel room last week.

Dramatic new photographs
handed to The Tribune last night
show just how close their rela-
tionship was. ;

The minister and the reality
show star are seen here in close

The occasion was her 39th birth-

‘day last November 28 - just over

two months after the tragic death
of her 20-year-old son, Daniel.
Mr Gibson, dressed in baseball
cap, jeans and sneakers, is shown
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wounds, bringing the total
of recorded homicides this
year to seven. :
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1.20am, a 19-year-old - iden-
tified as Mr Zhivargo Mur-
ray of Hospital Lane - was
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months of backpay and sever-
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KERZNER International has
announced that it will donate
$160,000 to 29 non-charitable
organisations at its eighth annu-
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To date Kerzner Internation-
al has donated more than $1
million to various non-charita-
ble organisations through its
Community Service Awards,
which have assisted thousands
of Bahamians, young and old
alike, from all walks of life.

Twenty-eight of this year’s
awardees will each receive
$5,000.

Kerzner International will
present the Bahamas Sailing
Association (BSA) with the
coveted Outstanding Commu-
nity Service Award and an
award prize of $20,000 for their
pioneering work in the training
and development of young peo-
ple in the sport of sailing in The
Bahamas.

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have renewed hope and oppor-
tunities that once seemed
impossible.

Sailing association president
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that the sailing association can
continue (its work).” He
expressed heartfelt gratitude to

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aspects in The Bahamas.

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The Bahamas by the Interna-
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National Sailing School to fur-
ther develop the sport of ama-
teur sailing in The Bahamas.
The sailing school, endorsed
by the Ministry of Sports, Youth
and Culture, is working with
seven public schools in New
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become part of the public
school curriculum in every
Bahamian school.

“Today schoolchildren from
the public schools are allowed
access to the Nassau Yacht Club
and Royal Nassau Sailing Club
to participate in instructions and
to take part in races and take
part in regattas in Florida. This
is something that has never
been done in The Bahamas
before,” said Sir Durward, who
along with his team is working
to change the mindset of
Bahamians that sailing is a sport
reserved for wealthy people.

He added: “It is a great, great i

thing that Kerzner has done. It
allows us to continue this pro-
gramme...”

Kerzner International’s Com-
munity Service Award is divid-
ed into eight categories: arts and
culture, education, social com-
munity service, senior citizens,
civic community service, youth
related services, the special Har-
bourside at Atlantis presenta-
tion award and sporting.





Awards awardees include:


















































CIVIC COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Mission Foundation
Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society (WHOA)

YOUTH RELATED SERVICES
The Scout Association of The Bahamas
Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel
The Ranfurly Home for Children
Bahamas Sailing Association (The Kerzner International
Outstanding Community Service Awardee)

HARBORSIDE @ ATLANTIS AWARDS
The Crisis Centre
Special Olympics Bahamas

required

other team members

Be computer literate

dietetics

industry preferred

This year’s Kerzner International’s Community Service

ARTS AND CULTURE
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Bahamas Dance Theatre
Bahamas National Youth Choir
Bahamas National Youth Orchestra

EDUCATION
PACE Foundation
Project Read
Stapledon School
Hopedale Centre

SOCIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Royal Bahamas Police Dependants Trust
Physically Challenged
Children’s Committee
Drug Action Service
Abilities Unlimited
Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled
Bahamas Infant Stimulation Programme

+ SENIOR CITIZENS

s . Persis Rodgers Home for The Aged

Mary Ingraham Intergenerational Care Centre
Good Samaritan’s Senior Citizens Home

SPORTING
Bahamas Amateur Cycling Fnd.
Bahamas Junior Golf Association
Road Runners Track and Field
‘i The Dolphin Swim Club

SANOFI AVENTIS, a leading multinational
pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit
Professional
Medical Representatives

The successful candidates will be responsible for promoting
and detailing special lines of products.

The ideal candidate will:
@ Be highly motivated and proactive
@ Be willing to travel island-wide and overseas as

Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
Have the ability to motivate, inspire and work with

Have a car in good condition
Have residence in Nassau

Qualifications and experience:
® A degree/diploma in science, marketing, nursing or

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The Denver Post

INSIGHT

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DENVER — An unconven-
tional new public education
campaign created by Denver’s
Cactus Marketing Communi-
cations aims to stop teens from
starting smoking — by not
mentioning smoking.

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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No, 161,
Tywnam Hieghts Subdivison situated in the Southern District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
CommonWealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single

Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms.
Property Size 10,031 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,128 sq. ft. _
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writtingin a sealed
enevelope, addressed tothe Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
1769”. All ofers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.



Your C” is to encourage 12- to
18-year-olds to make good
decisions, then let them make
their own choices about such
things as tobacco use.

“Kids know that cigarettes
are bad for you; that’s out there
already,” said Joseph Conrad,
strategic director at Cactus.
“We wanted to take it to the
next level.”

The State Tobacco Educa-
tion & Prevention Partnership,
a division of the Colorado
Department of Public Health
& Environment, is spending
$1.9 million on the year-long
campaign, which launched last
fall. The money comes from
the more than $26 million that
Colorado took in from the 2004
state tobacco excise tax. Of
that, 50 percent must be spent
on youth tobacco programs.

In comparison, tobacco com-

panies spend $4 million per
week on advertising in Col-
orado, according to Jodi Kop-
ke, media director for STEPP.

The health department likes
the campaign for its broad, pos-
itive message, she said.

“It is a different approach,”
said Kopke. “But in order to
be relevant, we needed to get
away from the more tradition-
al campaigns and. recognize
that this is a whole new audi-
ence we’re reaching out to. It
has to look like all other things
that are going on in that mar-
ketplace.”

Nationally, Colorado is one
of the top 10 states in terms of
funding programs to protect
kids from tobacco, according
for the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and
the American Lung Associa-
tion. But the AMA gave the

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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

OPPORTUNITY VENTURES
INVESTMENT FUND INC.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8)

of the International Business
Dissolution of

of 2000,
VENTURES

the

INVESTMENT

Companies Act, No.45
OPPORTUNITY
FUND INC. _ has

state a failing grade last year
for the access youth have to
tobacco. Twenty percent of
Colorado teens smoke, com-
pared with 17 percent of adults,
according to the state health
department.

“We wanted to create some-
thing that had that ‘cool fac-
tor,’ ” said Norm Shearer, cre-
ative director at Cactus.
“Teenagers are such a savvy
audience, we didn’t want to
seem like we were speaking
down to them or preaching.” .
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television ads are running on
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been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was
8th day of January. 2007.

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the

following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land
~Cowpen Road situated in the Southern District on the Island

of New providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth

of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Triplex Apartment.

| ESTATE CARETAKER

Estate Caretaker responsible for large beachfront house and
property in Nassau, Bahamas.




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Property Size 6,000 sq. ft.
Building Size :2,980 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
° Housekeeping and estate’s organization with the house
keeper.
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property repairs and maintenance.
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Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
1263”. All offers must be received by the close of business

4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.

An established Bahamian business
is seeking a secretary.

This position offers a competitive compensation, including

housing and benefits. Apply in confidence to: Applicant must possess the following

key competencies:



ESTATE CARETAKER
P.O.Box N449

@ Motivated self-starter
Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

3° Excellent communication skills

Notice

FAS PROVENCE HOLDING COMPANY LTD.

@ Good telephone etiquette

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@ Typing & word processing skills

@ Ability to work with minimal
supervision

Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to
a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 27th day of December, 2006.

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providing a comprehensive wealth management service with
offices in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The

Bahamas.

@ Knowledge of the Adobe suite of
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SG Hambros is currently looking to recruit a Senior Client
Accountant. Your main responsibilities will be:

good understanding of trust and
company administration, have
broad knowledge of banking
procedures and processes;
excellent communications skills
and proficient in Excel.

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statements for a portfolio of
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Applications should be submitted
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on or before 16 February 2007.

® analyzing Broker accounts and
Reconciling and recording of
transactions
Manager, Human Resources

SG Hambros Bank & Trust
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NOTICE NOTICE

PO Box N7789

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Property Size 7,500 sq. ft.

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Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) three
Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms.

Property Size 4,835 sq. ft.

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This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
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SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited is
licensed under the Banks & Trust Companies Regulation Act.

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All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
2864”. All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 16th February, 2007.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections
Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and marked “Tender
2939”. All offers must be received by the close of business
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THANKS to the Urban
‘Renewal Project, young
Bahamians are learning about
the dangers of illegal drug use
and reckless sexual activity from
an unlikely source — other
young Bahamians.

Constable 2684 Janeiro
Bullard, officer in charge of the
Peer Leadership Programme,
explained that this new method
is proving surprisingly effective.

“Peer education programmes
can be a powerful approach to
educating youth and changing
their attitudes,” he said. “It has
been observed that teenagers
receive much of their informa-
tion about sexual expression
from other youth and the media
and that peer influence
becomes increasingly important
as adolescents mature.”

Constable Bullard noted that
peers become an important
aspect of an adolescent’s tran-
sition to adulthood, and as they
move away from dependence
on their family, closer ties with
peers give young people a great
deal of social support.

“One of the most effective
approaches for communicating
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information to youth is teens
talking with other teens,” he
said.

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TENDER F EHICLE & EQUIPME

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd is pleased to invite
qualified companies to apply for tender for New Vehicle and Equipment.

Interested companies can pick up a_ specification document from
BTC’S Administration Building John FE Kennedy Drive and The
Mall Drive Freeport, Grand Bahama February 5, to February 19;
2007 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
Tender should be sealed in “VEHIC

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an envelope marked
and delivered to the attention of:-

Mr. Leon Williams
President & CEO
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Bids should reach the company’s administration office on John F. Kennedy Drive
by 4:00 p.m. Monday February, 19th, 2006.
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Banks

‘optimistic’
~ on Clearing
House dates

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation (CBA) is “optimistic
we will make a decision by the
end of this month” on the soft-
ware provider for its Auto-
mated Clearing House (ACH),
having already selected a pro-
ject manager for the “long
overdue” upgrade to the finan-
cial system’s infrastructure.

Paul McWeeney, Bank of
the Bahamas International’s
managing director and head of
the CBA’s working group on
the ACH, said members of the
group had left the Bahamas at
the weekend to make a series
of site visits in Europe and
Africa, assessing locations
where the final two contenders
for the software contract
already have similar opera-
tions.

“They'll be back in 10 days,
and upon their return they will
give me their decision,” Mr
McWeeney told The Tribune.

He added that setting up the
site visits had taken some time,

. due to the need for the work-

ing group to obtain visas and



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co-ordinate their schedule.
“We’re still optimistic we
will make a decision by the end
of this month,” Mr McWeeney
said. “The project manager has
already been appointed; it’s a
local, very competent firm.”
He declined to identify the
project manager, though, but
said the CBA was “still looking
towards the end of June, cer-
tainly soon thereafter” as the
target date for implementing
and going live with the ACH’s

_ SEE page 6B

Major hotel’s marina
approvals rescinded

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A MAJOR Harbour Island
resort is said to be “investigat-
ing every channel” after
approvals for a 30-slip marina
development were rescinded
by the relevant government
agencies.

Sources close to the situa-
tion told The Tribune that the
Romora Bay Club & Resort
had applied to the Govern-
for the. relevant
approvals and permits for both
a marina development and a
separate condo hotel project.

The resort is understood to
have been told that its marina
development application had
been approved, and was all set
to collect the permits, when it
was notified that the “marina
approval has been rescinded”.

Romora Bay currently only ”
has a private dock, and to meet ,

anticipated demand from
guests had wanted to construct
a 30-slip marina to comple-
ment its existing property and
facilities. That marina would

be about half the size of the’

60-slip project currently being
constructed by fellow Harbour
Island resort, Valentine’s

Resort & Marina.

The latter development has
attracted the Government’s
attention, featuring promi-
nently in its draft policy for
regulating marina develop-
ments in the Bahamas, given
that the sheer size and scale of
the Valentine’s marina appears
totally out of proportion to the
size of Harbour Island and its
waterfront.

Romora Bay representatives
declined to comment when
contacted by The Tribune, but
the resort is understood to be
exploring why the permit and
approvals were withdrawn,
especially since its project is
half the size of Valentine’s.

All marina, docks and moor-
ings developments in the
Bahamas have to be approved
by an ad-hoc committee
known as the Docks Commit-
tee, whose members come
from many government
departments and agencies, and
is ultimately responsible to the
Ministry of Transport and Avi-
ation.

It was the Docks Commit-
tee that is understood to have
rescinded Romora Bay’s
approvals.

The Docks Committee’s
members include the Port
Department’s controller, Cap-
tain Anthony Allens, who
chairs it, and representatives
from the Prime Minister’s
Office, Ministry of Transport,
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys, Physical Planning, Build-
ing Control, the Bahamas
Environment, Science and
Technology (BEST) Commis-
sion, Department of Environ-
mental Health Services, local
government, and the Ministry
of Tourism.

The Docks Committee,
though, has no written guide-
lines to direct its operations
and decision, the Governmen-
t’s draft policy on regulating °
marinas reveals, while the

SEE page 9B

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Government intervenes

over Pegasus licence

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he prime minister and gov-
ernment intervened directly
with the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) to ensure
the latter granted a licence
to Pegasus Wireless, the company behind
a proposed multi-million dollar manufac-
turing facility for Freeport, sources have
told The Tribune.
The move has raised concerns about
alleged unwarranted interference in the
Port’s business affairs.

Contacts close to the situation said the
GBPA had not wanted to issue a business
licence to Pegasus and Jasper Knabb, its
‘president and chief executive, due to con-
cerns about the firm’s track record and
ability to deliver what it was promising
the Bahamas and Freeport.

The Tribune was told that Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie intervened directly to
ensure Pegasus received the necessary
GBPA approvals for its manufacturing
facility, which the company had already
started to set up last week.

It is understood that the issue was dis-
cussed between Mr Christie and Sir Albert
Miller, the GBPA’s chief executive, when

the prime minister visited Freeport last

week.
One source told The Tribune of the
GBPA’s deliberations: “They did not issue

the licence because they were concerned

about [the firm’s] background.

“The Port Authority, mindful of their
regulatory obligations and the Driftwood
fiasco at the Royal Oasis, were mindful
not to repeat it.”

Neither the GBPA nor Mr Knabb could

Concerns action may undermine Port
Authority, Hawksbill Creek Agreement

be contacted for comment. However,
Pegasus issued a press statement late on
Friday stating that it had received
approvals for “an unconditional business
licence” from the GBPA and government
that would allow it to operate from
Freeport. |

Mr Knabb said in a statement: “We
believe in our innovative technology, and
this facility will provide an outlet for us to
better supply our products to the con-
sumer market. We are proud to be on the
cutting edge of Bahamian history as the
first high tech manufacturing facility that
will provide a chance for their citizens and

economy to set a new technology bench-

mark for others to follow.”

The fact that Pegasus recruited over 200
employees, and began to establish its oper-
ations, before receiving the relevant
GBPA approvals and permits has rankled
with some in Grand Bahama, though.

And sources told The Tribune that Pega-

sus had also yet to formally receive a Cus-
toms Bond or Bond number. All GBPA
licensees, as part of their rights under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement, can apply
for and receive a Customs Bond and Bond
Number from Customs, allowing therm to
import and buy goods for use in their busi-
nesses duty-free under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. ses

Mr Knabb may have unwittingly walked
into the pre-election sparring match

between the FNM and governing PLP,
especially as his attorney, Pleasant Bridge-
water, is the PLP MP for Marco City. The
recruiting fair for Pegasus’s plant was held
at her law firm’s offices, leading to unsub-
stantiated charges from the FNM that the
event was politically motivated and
designed to bolster Ms Bridgewater’s re-
election hopes. . ;

In an interview with The Tribune in
December, 2006, Mr Knabb indicated that
his company was now one that had been
targeted and solicited as a new investment
for Freeport by the GBPA. ‘

Instead, Pegasus had been directed and
brought to Freeport by the government,
chiefly the prime minister and minister of
tourism, Obie Wilchcombe, who Mr
Knabb said first began discussions with
him following a chance encounter between
the two parties at Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport in Nassau.

Mr Knabb also revealed to the The Tri-
bune at that time that he was liaising close-
ly with the government, which was work-
ing to ensure his licence application did
not become ‘bogged down’ amid the
shareholder dispute at the GBPA between
the Haywards and St Georges.

Several observers have expressed con-
cerns to The Tribune that government

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responsibility for our purpose: to provide safety and support at sea SvitzerWijsmuller is headquartered in Denmark and is part of
the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

Other ad hoc tasks

Freepoint Tug & Towing Services, Ltd. (FTTS) is a J/V company, 50/SO owned by SvitzerWijsmuller and South Riding Point Hold-
ing Ltd (World Point Terminals Inc.). FTTS operates a fleet of 4 tugs, providing services in Freeport, South Riding Point, and at
times on neighbouring islands.. Additional personnel is needed to assist in the growth of our tug operation and overall exposure in
The Bahamas. :

Freepoint Tug & Towing Services, Ltd. — Freeport GB, Bahamas
THE POSITION
The Master will be responsible for the supervision and The position also offers an exciting and. attractive career in an
leadership of all aspects of vessel management, which international environment with the possibility of continuous de-
include: velopment both within SvitzerWijsmuller Group or World Point
Terminals Inc.
. Maintenance and safe operation of the tug
i e Crew management, including crew motivation and QUALIFICATIONS
skill development °. BMA Master's License (S0Ogrt) along with all relevant
e Risk management - the ability to identify, assess, STCWS5 requirements, or have completed the necessary
and respond to hazards and operational risks international certification to this end
° Preparation of tug daily activity sheets : S/he must have no less than 5 years seamanship experi-
e All tug stores/parts requisition ence; with 3 years acting in the capacity of Master.
. . S/he must be Well versed in vessel maintenance and able

Meeting the high SvitzerWijsmuller Health, Safety,
Environment, and Quality standards, including
managing all aspects of !SM and !SO9001

The Tug Master will receive support from other FTTS staff
locally in Bahamas and other SvitzerWijsmuller employees
throughout the Region.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The right candidate should be strong and team-oriented,
and have the ability to achieve results through positive
interaction with crews, pilots, and shore personnel.

Furthermore, the Tug Master will have the opportunity to
gain exposure throughout various training programs and
exchanges.

to manage a small crew effectively

. Experience with ASD tugs is not mandatory but will be
considered anasset —'

. Familiarity with the ISM Code and the ability to effectively
manage a Safety Management System ;

. The right individual must also be prepared to work within a
shift system

ONLY BAHAMIAN CITIZENS, RESIDENTS OR WORK PER-
MIT HOLDERS NEED APPLY

CONTACTS

Application with resume/CV to be sent to FTTS, Attn: Capt Lee
Wallace, #4 Milton Street, Freaport GB, Bahamas, Tel, +1 242
352 3060, Mobile. +1 242 727 0623, Fax +1 242 352 4114,
lee.wallace@svitzernwijsmuller.com,

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health policy risk
outsourcing

. @ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

ritish American Insur-
ance Company con-
firmed that it has out-
sourced the risk in its health

portfolio to a major European -

insurance group, leaving the
newly-acquired Bahamian com-

pany as an agent on the health

side.

Chester Cooper, British
American’s president and chief
executive, who led the man-
agement buyout of the com-
pany, confirmed Tribune Busi-
ness’s exclusive revelation in
November 2006 that the com-
pany had transferred the risk
attached to its health portfo-
lio to Assicurazoni Generali,
part of the Italian-based Gen-
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Europe’s fourth largest insurer.

Mr Cooper said: “We are
continuing to provide a very
seamless transition for our
clients. We are continuing to
offer front-end services as
agents, as Generali decided to
assume the risk of the health
portfolio.”

He indicated that British
American had decided to
divest the risk and underwrit-
ing responsibilities for its
health portfolio because health
insurance was no longer a core
business area for the compa-
ny.

Mr Cooper said the core
focus for British American and
its new 100 per cent owner,
BAB Holdings, the acquisition
vehicle he formed will fellow
principal and director, John
Wilson, an attorney and part-
ner at McKinney, Bancroft &
Hughes, would be the areas of
life insurance, investments and
pensions, transforming the firm
into a full financial services
company.

“We are going to focus on life
insurance, our investing busi-
ness. We are going to diversify
our business. In short order,
we will see the development
of new products and initiatives
coming to the table,” Mr
Cooper said.

Bahamian life and health
insurers generally generate the
majority of their profits from
their life insurance portfolios
and investing activities, earning
minimal profits from their
health business, which could
have been one factor behind
the Generali risk transfer.
The move is likely to be posi-
tive for British American’s
health policyholders, though,
giving them access to the
expertise and capital base of a
major international insurance
group.

The Generali group is said to

Government’s

British American
deal with Generali
exclusively revealed

by The Tribune in
November

include 614 companies and
operate in 50 countries, pro-
viding property, auto, life and
health insurance. It is the
fourth largest insurer in
Europe by premium volumes,
and among the top 10 globally.
Mr Cooper denied that the
transfer of risk and underwrit-
ing responsibilities to Generali
had been motivated by the
proposed
National Health Insurance
(NHI) scheme, which aims to
replace private insurers as the.
primary health insurer in the
Bahamas.

“There is room in the indus-
try for the private sector and
the Government plan to co-
exist,” Mr Cooper said, adding
that the administration’s objec-
tives in providing universal
health care coverage were
“noble”. He indicated that
British American would look
to provide supplementary pri-
vate healthcare coverage once
the details of the Governmen-
t’s NHI plans were known.
Mr Cooper and Mr Wilson
unveiled their management
buyout of British American for
an undisclosed “eight figure”
sum last week, announcing

. plans to launch a new mutual

fund and open a branch office
in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
The company has “more than
70,000 policies” spread across
50,000 policyholders, and has
been operating in the Bahamas
since 1920. BAB Holdings
acquired the firm from British
American International Cor-
poration, whose chairman and
majority shareholder is Mauri-
tius-based Dawood Rawat.
Making British American 100
per cent Bahamian-owned fits
in nicely with the Governmen-
t’s aim of expanding Bahamian
ownership of the economy, and
will give the firm sharper focus
through its owners’ on-ground
presence.

Tribune Business can reveal

_ that a number of existing
Bahamian insurance compa- °

nies were invited to participate
in the management buyout by
Mr Cooper and his team, but
none chose to do so despite
participating in due diligence
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007, PAGE 9B

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Government intervenes
over Pegasus licence

FROM page 1B

involvement in securing Pega-
‘sus’s licence, and the fact that
the company ‘put the cart
before the horse’, had worrying
implications for the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, Freeport
and the GBPA.

Before 1992, all business
licence applications from for-
eign and Bahamian-owned
companies looking to establish
themselves in Freeport had to
be approved by the GBPA
before they were sent to the
government in Nassau, whose
approval was also required.

Post-1992, the system has
been one of GBPA approval,
which is then sent to the gov-
ernment for “noting”- not fur-
ther approvals.

That followed soon after
attorney Frederick Smith, a

“partner with Callender and Co,
;won a Supreme Court verdict
on behalf of a business he
,operated, a water sports activ-
ities and excursions company
called Shangri-La.

Using the Hawksbill Creek
“Agreement, Mr Smith won a
verdict that, under it, business
‘licence applications for the
‘Freeport or Port area only had
‘to be approved by the GBPA, -
not the government in Nassau.
~ Yet the government’s
sinvolvement in the Pegasus
‘licence application has left
‘some observers concerned that
‘the episode undermines the
integrity of the Hawksbill
‘Creek Agreement and the
“GBPA, and represents undue
‘government interference in
*Freeport’s business affairs.

“Freeport cannot afford a
‘repeat of the Driftwood, Roy-

-al Oasis fiasco. The Port
‘Authority has the responsibil-
‘ity for vetting a licence appli-
-cation, and the government
‘should stop interfering in the
:approval of licences in
Freeport,” a source said.

The source added that, while
the government should hold
the GBPA to account for its
squasi-governmental and regu-
flatory responsibilities, it should

,{‘stay out of the business of
‘Freeport. Government has no
“business being involved in
\business.”

FROM page 1B

Ta ERD A EB EP we

*Bahamas approvals system is
:’confusing” because local gov-
ernment councils have the
authority to approve develop-
anents in principle. This some-
times gives developers the
‘umpression full approval has
ibeen granted, “perhaps bias-
dng the evaluation of technical
‘experts in Nassau”.

, The policy document
‘revealed that BEST was con-
cerned it did not review all
‘marina projects, with the Envi-

While many view Pegasus
and its wireless products as a
good fit for Freeport, given the
city’s place as the manufactur-
ing/distribution/logistics hub
for the Bahamas, some believe
the government pushed the
firm on the GBPA with inde-
cent haste because it was des-
perate to revive Grand
Bahama’s economy, given the
Royal Oasis situation, with an
election pending.

As The Tribune reported in’

December, 2006, Pegasus
Wireless as a company has

. bounced around during its his-

tory, starting out life incorpo-
rated in Nevada on April 5,
2000, as Burrard Technologies,
focusing on software develop-
ment.

Inactive

In 2001, it discontinued this
business and became inactive
until December 18, 2001, when
it acquired a Swiss company

called Technocell. Then, on.

April 2, 2002, it changed its
name to Blue Industries,
becoming inactive until 2003. It
only changed its name to Pega-
sus Wireless in June 2005.
Since then, it has grown via
three acquisitions, the purchase
price being financed by a com-

bination of cash and Pegasus °

shares. In all three deals, the
cash portion was financed by
Mr Knabb buying stock in
Pegasus, his own company.

Controversy dogged Pega-
sus in the months before it
arrived in Freeport, the com-
pany having delisted from the
Nasdaq stock market at the
end of October and retreated
to the over-the-counter mar-
ket.

At the time, Mr Knabb said
the move was made to try and
reduce trading volatility in
Pegasus’ stock, which had been
targeted by short-sellers. Then,
Pegasus was the subject of a
class action lawsuit filed in ear-
ly November by Kahn Gauthi-
er Swick, allegedly on behalf
of the company’s sharehold-
ers, after several articles on
Internet website, the Motley
Fool, had appeared criticising
the company and its manage-
ment.

Major hotel’s marina
approvals rescinded

ronmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) “limited to the physical
environment”. The definition
of what constituted a ‘marina
slip’ was uncertain, while the
Government did not know
how many marinas in the
Bahamas had pump-out facili-
ties.

In addition, the Government
policy document noted that
“there is no procedure to
ensure that boats using
Bahamian waters use land-
based pump out facilities to
dispose of their sewage”.

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PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS BOARD LICENSED ARCHITECTS
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Established by Act of Parliament 1994
P.0. Box CB-13040, 143 Nassau, Bahamas |

The Professional Architects Act, 1994 empowers the “Professional Architects Board” to issue licenses to persons qualified to practice as
Professional Architects in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Act stipulates, “‘no person shall hold himself/out as a Professional Architect
or engage in public practice unless he is the holder of a valid licence. Any person who contravenes this ven is guilty of an offence and
is liable on summary conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both.

Public Notice is hereby given that only the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Architects in the Bahamas until January 31, 2008.

A

Rodney W. Braynen
FLB.A. B. Arch.

John W. Darville
Dip. Arch., R.1.B.A., .B.A.

Amos J. Ferguson
FIBA, ALP.
B. Arch., M. Arch.

Anthony J. Jervis, |,B.A
B.E.D., B. Arch. M. Arch.

Alvan K. Rolle |.B.A.
B. Arch. Tech.

Douglas R. A. Smith,

ADDRESS eels le 2

Phone No. (242) 393-1874 001
PO. Box N-1423
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 002
P.O. Box N-4556
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-0079 003
PO. Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-2628 005
PO. Box N-7273
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-8141 006
P.O. Box N-7401
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 007

RILB.A,, L.B.A., Dip, Arch., BSc., MSc. P.O, Box N-4556

Gordon C. Major,
.B.A., B. Arch. Tech.

Arthur Colebrooke

Jonathan A. Adderley,

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 357-8741 008
P.O. Box N-3326

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-4061
P.O. Box N-3745

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8893

009

010

LBA, B.ED., Dip. Arch., MA, PU.G. P.O, Box N-9585

Michael C. Alexiou, I.B.A
B. Arch.

Reginald W. Armbrister
B. Arch.

Neil Behagg,
R.I.B.A., |.B.A,, Dip. Arch.

Gaetano A. Bonamy
.B.A., B. Arch.

Trevor Bridgewater
B.A., M. Arch.

Victor R. Cartwright
B. Arch.

Winston G. Jones

R..B.A,, |.B.A, Dip. Arch Dip. U.D.

Kenneth V. Lam
RLB.A., |.B.4., M.B.A

lram Lewis
B. Arch.

John L. McKenzie
B. Arch.

Clinton W. Pearce
B. Arch.

Andrew O. Stirling
R.ILB.A., ALLA.
B. Arch.

W. Kevin Sweeting
B.A., B. Arch.

Benjamin M. Albury
B. Arch.

Frederick D. Albury
B. Arch.

Sean A. Farrington
B. Sc. Arch B, Arch.

Michael Foster, |.B.A.
B.Sc. B. Arch.

Henry A. Hepburn
R.1.B.A, A.LLA.
B. Arch. M. Arch., M.U.P.

Sean R. Mathews
Dip. Arch.

Charles J. Moss
B. Sc. Arch.

Alicia C. A. Oxley, .B.A
B. Arch, M. Arch.

Archiectural Technicians until January 31, 2008.

DA

Wayde C. Russell

Henry A. Delancy

Michael A. Jones

Laurin L. Knowles

Ryan A. Archer
B. Sc Arch. Tech.

Livingston V. Evans

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-7383 011
P.O. Box N-672
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-3157
P.O. Box EE-16704
Nassau, Bahamas

012

Phone No. (242) 327-8109 013
PO. Box CB-11187
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2496 014
P.O. Box AB-20676

Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Phone No. (242) 394-0014 015
P.O. Box N-8244

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1896
P.O. Box N-4383
Nassau, Bahamas

Phoneitlo. (242) 325-1520
P.O. Box S$-5377
Nassau»Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2114
P.O. Box SS-5730
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 361-4972 021
P.O. Box CR-56998
Nassau, Bahamas

016

019

020

Phone No. (242) 393-8415 022
P.O. Box N-3356

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 424-1463
P.O. Box EE-17989
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-7883
P.O. Box SS-5399
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8150
P.O. Box N-3211
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-3552
PO. Box N-1731
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5916
P.O. Box N-1677
Nassau, Bahamas

023
024
025
027
028

Phone No. (242) 465-3738 031
PO. Box N-7627
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3385 032

~ RO. Box N-1190

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-9389
P.O. Box N-248
Nassau, Bahamas

033

Phone No. (242) 356-4538 035
PO. Box SS-19909

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-5204
PO. Box F-41247
Freeport, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3251
P.O, Box CB-11836

036

DS

David S. White
R.1.B.A., R.ALC

Daniel W. J. Davies,
.B.A., Dip. Arch.

Roston H. Miller
B. Arch.

Douglas A. Minns, |.B.A.

a

R. John Paine, R.A.LA.
B. Arch.

D. Monty Knowles
B. Arch.

Gerard P. Brown, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Jackson L. Burnside Ill,
R.I.B.A., M. Arch.

Larry Forbes
B. Arch.

Leslie Johnson, |.B.A
Arch.

P. Curtis Malone

Jason P. Lorandos, |.B.A.

B. Arch., M. Arch.

David K. Griffiths,
Dip. Arch.
Donald A. Dean

Bruce LaFleur,
APA,, ALA.
B. Sc. Envin. Des. M. Arch.

Michael J. Moss, |.B.A

Garth W. Sawyer
Enrique Roldan
Enique Roldan
Neville Bosfield
B. Arch.

Wesley G.R. Thompson

Leo D. Ferugson

Timothy H. Neill, R.1.B.A.

Dip. Arch.

John W. McCardy, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Alberto G. Suighi, |.B.A.
Phd. Arch.

Hyacinth Allen
B. Arch.

Tyrone Burrows, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

Dwight M. Thompson
.B.A., B. Arch.

ADDRESS

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1547 039
P.O. Box N-1013
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 332-2012
P.O. Box EL-25056
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 323-4543
P.O. Box N-7114
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-4736
P.O. Box N-7936
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2945
P.O. Box CB-11499
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2646
P.O. Box SS-19095
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 377-0027
P.O. Box CB-13248
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886
P.O. Box N-1207
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2021
PO. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box EE-15920
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8045
P.O. Box CB-12835
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-4372
P.O. Box CB-11275
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 559-7200
P.O. Box F-40257
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 352-4835
P.O. Box F-41609
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 328-7240
P.O. Box FH-14435
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-5913
P.O. Box N-7091
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 464-1798
P.O. Box EX-29276
Exuma, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-1900
P.O. Box SS-6351_
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-3718
PO. Box 29101
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-5566
P.O. Box SS-6261
_ Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 366.3110 071
P.O. Box AB-20006
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 332-2987
RO. Box EL-25078
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 327-2335
PO. Box CB-13177
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4991
PO. Box N-966
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 382-0611
P.O. Box N-9876
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3220
P.O. Box CB-13826
Nassau, Bahamas >



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TS

Jennifer A Saunders
|.B.A, B. Arch.

Livingston Forbes

.B.A., B. Arch.

Hiram H. Lockhart

Pier Baldacci

Lawrence Chrisholm

Bruce M. Stewart
I.B.A., A.LA., B. Arch.

Michael A. Diggis
B. Arch.

Thomas M. Dean
B. Arch., M. Arch.

Dirk K. Saunders
B. Arch.

Godwin Cargill

Robert Whittingham

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Stephen J. Bain
B. Arch.

Jeremiah Moxey
B. Arch. |

C. Bernardo Deleveaux
Lawrence C. Smith

Harold S. Johnson
B. Sc. Arch. Tech.

Mark W. Henderson
R.I.B.A., B. Sc. B. Arch.

Kevin R. Bryce
B. Sc. Arch. Eng.

Mark A. Smith, |.B.A.
B. Arch., M.L.A.

Copeland Moxey, |.B.A
B. Arch.

Carlos J. Hepburn, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

lan A. Bullard
B. Arch.

Timothy F. Johnson
B. Arch.

- Tariq J. O’Brien

B.A., Dip. Arch.

Mark M. Braithwaite
B. Arts, B. Arch.

Stefan P. Russell
B. Arch.

ADDRESS

Ble ole 7

Phone No. (242) 327-1411 077
P.O. Box CB-12364
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-9738 078
P.O. Box N-4230
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-7789 079
P.O. Box CB-13452
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4764 080
P.O. Box N-4674
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6261 082
P.O. Box N-9025
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-8800 083
P.O. Box N-366
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886 084
P.O. Box N-1207
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1170
P.O. Box N-540
Nassau, Bahamas

085

Phone No. (242) 557-2308 087
P.O. Box CR-54122

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-0218 088
P.O. Box EE-16270

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-6591
P.O. Box CB-13846
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6029
P.0.Box N-100
Nassau, Ben

Phone No. (242) 341-4846 091
P.O. Box CR--54501 -
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5103
P.O. Box GT-2277
Nassau, Bahamas

089

090

092

Phone No. (242) 427-1565 093
P.O. Box N-1412

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 364-4694
PO. Box N-9420
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3274
P.O. Box CB-12436
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-4538
PO. Box SS-19909 |
Nassau, Bahamas

095

096

097

Phone No. (242) 328-0486 098
P.O. Box SS-6888

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 457-2107
P.O. Box CB-12689
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-5166 101
P.O. Box CR-54090
Nassau, Bahamas

099

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| Tribune Business Editor

resort executive has
suggested the Gov-

ernment impose a
tax on second homeowners
who rent out their properties
to others that is equivalent to
the 6 per cent room tax levied
on hotels, as this would gener-
ate at least $0.5 million per
year on Harbour Island alone.
| Inane-mail sent to The
Tribune, Bryan Bentley, vice-
president of Harbour Island-
based Romora Bay Club &
‘Resort, said the developers
lagreed with the Governmen-
t’s draft marina policy that
such facilities “could be a
more productive revenue
‘opportunity for the
\Bahamas”.

\ Yet he pointed out that the
i3ahamas was potentially
‘missing out on an even larger
‘source of tax revenues than
|marinas, namely non-
‘Bahamian and non-resident
‘second home owners who
‘were earning thousands of
dollars per annum from rent-
ing out their properties to
jother tourists.

, Mr Bentley said “the
'majority of waterfront

| homes” on Harbour Island,

‘especially those on the bay,

'were rented either full-time

| or part-time to visitors

, throughout the year.

' “These homeowners

‘receive $3,000 to as much as

! $10,000 per week, and pay no
tax whatsoever,” Mr Bentley

*said. “If one were to assume

} there are nearly 100 of such
homes averaging only $4,000
per week for only 20 weeks
during the year, the gross

j revenue would be $8 million.

“At a6 per cent tax rate,

; which is the rate paid by

| hotels, the revenue to the

‘ Government on Harbour

| Island alone would be

’ $480,000 per year net.to the

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to as much as $10,000 per week,
and pay no tax whatsoever.”

according to your article, the
Port Controller’s Office col-
lected only $156,000 from

‘New Providence and

$115,000 from the Family
Islands for 2006 in dock
charges.”

Mr Bentley added that it
was not “viable” to compare
Bahamas-based marinas with
those in south Florida when
deciding appropriate taxation
levels. Mr Bentley said Flori- |
da marinas were often home
bases, and provided perma-
nent berths, for yachts, while
those in the Bahamas were
“transient” and impacted by
seasonal issue.

Backing the Government’s
efforts to plan development,
including marinas, and to
ensure the Bahamian people
maximized the benefits from
economic development, Mr
Bentley said: “It should be
noted that marinas are also a
major source of tourism dol-
lars in that a large number of
people who visit the
Bahamas do so by boat, and
in doing so spend literally
thousands of dollars per
week in local gift shops,
restaurants and other food
and beverage, taxis, and golf
cart rentals, as well as hotels
and rental housing.

“Most boaters travelling to
the Bahamas are on smaller
craft, on which they neither
sleep nor prepare food.”
‘Mr Bentley added: “In the
case of Harbour Island, we
also agree that marinas
should be fairly taxed. It is
not, however, viable to com-
pare Bahamian marinas with
US occupants, whereas the

— Bryan Bentley

Bahamas is not only transient

but highly seasonal, with only :

a few high demand months.”

Mr Bentley’s comments
back up those of Mario
Cartwright, proprietor of the
Flying Fish Marina on Long
Island, who in feedback sup-
plied to the Government on
its draft marina policy, said
the assertion that such devel-
opments were “extremely
profitable” was “a gross over-
statement”.

He, too, pointed out that
yachting and boating was a
seasonal business for the
Bahamas, his business enjoy-
ing a seven-month season
lasting from January to July,
with the other months “very
slow”.

The peak period for the
Flying Fish Marina was the
May to July period, when it
enjoyed 80 per cent occupan-
cy, with rates from January to
May fluctuating between 30-
80 per cent.

Mr Cartwright said: “Mari-
na construction is almost pro-
hibitively expensive, so when
one considers the cost to
develop a marina, the occu-
pancy rates for the southeast-
ern Bahamas, the seasonal
nature of this business, and
the other variables that affect
occupancy (such as the
adverse weather conditions,
marinas in my part of the
Bahamas are not ‘extremely
profitable’; the truth is, we
barely get by.”

He added that the Govern-
ment’s suggestion that mari-
nas be charged by the linear
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i RUGBY
TWICKENHAM,

England
Associated Press

ENGLAND struggled to
consecutive wins for the first
time in a year Saturday,
beating Italy 20-7 in the Six
Nations.

Although England
labored to overcome the vis-
iting Italians at Twicken-
ham, Jonny Wilkinson
kicked five penalties to
become the tournament's
record points scorer.

Wilkinson took his overall
competition tally to 421 — 15
more than Wales' Neil Jenk-
ins — and Jason Robinson
scored a try for England's
other points.

Italy improved from 14-0
down to dominate the inet-
fective England forwards
with 75 percent of second-
half possession.

While England tops the
Six Nations standings, its vic-

_ tories have come against
what are likely to be the
competition's two weakest
teams. England still has to
face defending champion
France, pre-tournament
favorite Ireland and 2005
winner Wales.

England was less fluent
than against Scotland last
weekend and struggled in
the face of tough opposition
from the Italian pack. The
home forwards made
ground slowly and were
unable to develop successive
phases of possession.

"Expectations, I felt, were
far too high after what hap-
pened against Scotland,"
England coach Brian Ash-
ton said. "Maybe now peo-
ple will see us where we
really are."

Wilkinson kicked England
into a 9-0 lead with three
penalties, the first of which

scoring record in Europe's
elite tournament.

_ Wilkinson did create a try-
scoring opportunity with five
first-half minutes left with a
long pass to Balshaw. Bal-
shaw sprinted down the
right and passed inside to
Mike Tindall, who delayed a
pass and was tackled less
than five yards (meters)
from the line.

Balshaw then left the
game because of a groin
strain that also forced him
to miss last week's 42-20 win
over Scotland. Marco Bor-
tolami went off for 10 min-
utes for a yellow card short-
ly after and England made
use of the extra man.

England won possession
from some scrappy forward
play near the line and spread
the ball wide to the left. Josh
Lewsey flipped the ball on
and Robinson picked it off
the floor before touching
down in the corner for his
second try in two games
since rescinding his interna-
tional retirement.

Wilkinson missed the con-
version and England went

‘in at halftime 14-0 ahead.

italy tired slightly in the
second half after making 41
first-half tackles to Eng-
land's 14, but still thwarted
England's attempts at win-
ning sustained possession.

"The Italian forwards
pose a huge threat. They've
gota big pack, and we knew
it would be a big test," Eng-
land Phil Vickery said. "We

scored 50 points, but some-
times you need like games
like this one."

Wilkinson kicked anoth-
er penalty to stretch his
team's lead but it was Italy
that came closest to scoring
the first try of the second
half when Tindall dragged
down flanker Josh Sole on
the line. Veteran scrumhalf
Alessandro ‘Troncon then
picked up the ball and tried
to dart over but was held up.

By the 63rd minute, Eng-
land had got out of its, half
just three times and Sole
broke again. From the
resulting breakdown,
Andrea Scanavacca picked
up the ball and touched
down by the posts.

"We showed we are a
good team and a team that
can play at this tevel," man-
of-the-match ‘Troncon said.
"We played very simply,
which was our goal."



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lm RUGBY
DUBLIN, Ireland
Associated Press

VINCENT Clerc scored a try
one minute from the end and
France beat Ireland 20-17 on Sun-
day to stay on course for another
Six Nations championship tri-
umph.

When Ronan O'Gara kicked
the Irish into a 17-13 lead — with a
fourth penalty to go with his try —
the Irish only had four minutes
to hang on. But Clerc collected
a long pass from Lionel Beauxis
and ran between two Irish
defenders to go over the line.

That gave the French a one
point lead and Beauxis converted
the try to complete a dramatic
French victory. Bernard Laporte's
team has two wins from two
games and is level on points with
England at the top of the stand-
ings. England labored to a 20-7
victory over Italy on Saturday,
having already beaten Scotland.

"Our spirit in forwards was bril-
liant," Laporte said. "We stuck

to our task well. We'll take some -

valuable experience from this per-
formance. We beat Argentina in
the autumn and Ireland today so
now we've beaten two of our
rivals in the (2007) World Cup
group stages."

French hooker Raphael Ibanez,
who scored his team's other try,
said they refused to give up.

"Byven when it looked like we
had lost, there was still hope in
the French side," Ibanez said.
"We still believed we could win
the game."

It was the first rugby union
game to be played at Croke Park
— the home of Ireland's Gaelic
sports — with Lansdowne Road
being modernized.

"We were conscious of the his-
tory behind the match," Ibanez
said. "We read history books all
week and had a meeting when
everything was explained to us.
We knew all about the history of
Croke Park but the fact it was
such a big event does make the
win more satisfying."

The Irish went very close to
rewarding a crowd of 82,000 fans
with a victory. Instead Ireland has
one win from two games having
beaten Wales 19-9 a week ago
and is level with Scotland, which
beat Wales 21-9 on Saturday.

"We couldn't have done any
more than we did," said Ireland
coach Eddie O'Sullivan. "The
boys gave their guts for the cause
and that was a cruel way to lose,
by any standards.

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second half and had the French
where we wanted them. They
needed a lucky break to win and
they got it when the ball bounced
their way. It's hard to swallow a
loss like that."

With Ireland missing captain
and center Brian O'Driscoll and
scrumhalf Peter Stringer through
injuries, France threatened to
overwhelm the home side in the
opening stages and raced into a
13-3 lead by the 13th minute.

After O'Gara had replied to
two penalties by David Skrela,
the French put together a slick
passing move which ended with
Ibanez taking a pass from
Christophe Dominici and cutting
inside Geordan Murphy's poor
tackle before charging 30 meters
to the line. Skrela converted.

O'Gara kicked a second penal-
ty and then ended a strong spell
of Ireland pressure to collect his
11th try in 68 appearances eight
minutes before half time.

The flyhalf started and finished
the move, offloading to Denis
Hickie and the ball was fed
through Shane Horgan and David
Wallace before O'Gara ran round
the back to take the ball and run

O'Gara's conversion attempt
would have put the score level
but he sliced it wide.

The French should have gone
into halftime further ahead but
Skrela missed two penalties and
the interval score was 13-11.

Ireland looked a stronger side
in the second half and O'Gara
kicked a 30-meter penalty in the
56th minute to put the home side
a point ahead for the first time.

Within a minute, Beauxis
replaced the injured Skrela who
had kicked eight points.

The match, billed as the key
game of the championship, had
long spells of nonstop, end-to-end
play.

The French set up Beauxis for
a drop goal with six minutes to
go and his well-struck attempt
from 40 meters hit the post and
bounced back into play.

O'Gara then kicked his fourth
penalty of the game with four
minutes to go to increase the lead
to four points and the Irish fans
seemed certain to celebrate
another victory to go with the
team's triumph over Wales.

But France responded quickly
and moved the ball across the
field to Clerc who had at least
four Irishmen between him and
the posts.

But he weaved in between two

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