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‘King’ Eric
visits Anna
Nicole home





Horizons now
top tourism
destination

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

IMMIGRATION Minister
Shane Gibson’s father “King”
Eric Gibson was seen yesterday
entering the Eastern Road
home ‘Horizons’, which in the
past week has become the
Bahamas’ newest tourist attrac-
tion.

Scores of taxis could be seen
in the past week driving up to
and stopping at the $900,000


















mansion — the last residence of
the deceased celebrity Anna
Nicole Smith and reportedly
currently the home of her part-
ner Howard K Stern and her
five-month-old baby Dan-
nielynn.

According to reports, ‘ ori-
zons’ lias become a much-
demanded stop for visitors tour-
ing New Providence, with large
tour buses even making it part
of their sight-seeing routes.

In Florida yesterday, the
heated dispute over the remains
of Ms Smith dragged on.

In the 2001 will of the former
Playboy Playmate, which was
released to the media, it was
stipulated that her partner and
long-time attorney Mr Stern be
given the property from her
estate to hold in trust for her
son Daniel — who has since died

in the Bahamas.

However, the document does
not specify where Ms Smith
wanted to be buried.

The legal battle over her
body is scheduled to, continue
on Tuesday in front of Fort
Lauderdale Circuit Judge Larry
Seidlin.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas is
being described as the “wild
west of drugs” in the US media
in the wake of the sudden death
of the controversial celebrity.

Following the publication of a
photo allegedly showing Ms
Smith’s refrigerator at her East-
ern Road home ‘Horizons’,
which included the liquid drug
methadone, US newscasters
have been questioning how easy
it is to obtain illegal drugs in
the Bahamas.

Rahul Manchanda, consult-
ing attorney to one of the US’s
leading television stations Fox
News, was interviewed about
drug availability in the Bahamas
earlier this week on The O’Reil-
ly Factor and had the following
to say:

“The Bahamas is the wild
west of drugs, it has a real prob-
lem with illegal drugs.
Methadone is considered ille-
gal, but you can get anything
you want in the Bahamas.
There are also plenty of tax
shelters and a high level of bank
secrecy,” he said.

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orkers a ‘fair shake’

By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

A FORMER hotel union boss claims the
Bahamas Industrial Tribunal is lop-sided in favour
of employers, to the disadvantage of employ-
ees, when hearing labour disputes.

In an exclusive interview with The Tribune,

Mr Alexander Thompson, former vice-president |

of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union, said workers don’t often get a “fair
shake” when their matters appear before the tri-
bunal.

Mr Thompson suggested that worker repre-
sentatives be appointed to the tribunal so that
matters are resolved more equitably.

Under the Industrial Relations Act, the tri-
bunal is vested with the jurisdiction of vetting
and registering industrial agreements and also
settling all trade disputes referred to it by the

But president denies ex-union executive’s
claim, saying body ‘even-handed’

The act says the tribunal is intended to reduce
the cost of proceedings, allow tor easy accessi-
bility, proceedings are intended to be free from
technicalities, and it is intended that appointees to
the tribunal posts will bring with them expertise
from the field of labour or industry.

The tribunal consists of three members appoint-
ed by the Governor General acting on the advice
of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission,
of whom one is appointed president of the ‘Tri-
bunal and the other two are respectively appoint-
ed vice-presidents. -

Additionally, the act says that lawyers who
have practised for not less than ten years in the
Bahamas are qualified to be appointed a member

of the tribunal.

But according to Mr Thompson: “A worker
should be able to sit on the panel with the judge,
because the judges come from the legal world
and they can’t understand some of the internal
dynamics between a worker and an employer.”

For example, he said, tribunal judges cannot ful-
ly appreciate labour complaints of hotel workers,
because they themselves have never worked with-
in a hotel environment. ;

However, the law does provide the president of
the tribunal with the power to place representa-
tives [rom both sides on the tribunal.

The Industrial Relations Act says: “The presi-

one person from the panel appointed after con-
sultation with the association of employers and
one person from the panel appointed after con-
sultation with the trade unions of employees to sit
on the full tribunal.” .

But, Mr Thompson said the president’s discre-
tionary power is rarely applied.

He said: “The truth is that if conciliation is
unsuccessful, workers then have to go to the tri-
bunal where it turns into a legal situation and
the parties lose sight of the initial issue, because
workers end up arguing their cases against
lawyers.”

Mr Thompson said the relationship between
employers and employees in the Bahamas is still
one of “master and servant.”

The Tribune contacted the president of Indus-
trial Tribunal Harrison Lockhart and he chose not
to comment on the criticism.

However, Mr Lockhart said he believed the

Minister of Labour.

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PICTURE POSE - Tourists line-up for phot
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os as cameramen, reporters and TV crews mill around outside
here Anna Nicole Smith stayed in Nassau.

(Photos: Ana-Bianca Marin)



Morton Salt: ‘We
won’t be bullied’

By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE MORTON Salt compa-
ny on Inagua has warned its
workers that it will not be bul-
lied into any position which will
jeopardise the efficiency and
productivity of its operations,
The Tribune can reveal.

The warning was issued in
response to the Bahamas Indus-
trial Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union threat of indus-
trial action against the company.

On Thursday, the BIMAWU
issued a press release, claiming
Morton Bahamas Limited was
refusing to continue negotia-
tions on their industrial agree-
ment.

_ The union said it has “no oth-

er alternative” than to apply to
the Minister of Labour for a
strike vote against the company.

In addition, the union said
the company’s negotiator
walked out of a scheduled meet-
ing last week, leaving many

issues, in respect to the contract,
unresolved.

The union’s press release
says: “The company is not trust-
worthy, and it appears as if they
are trying to stall as much as
possible.”

However, Morton Salt claims
it has always treated its employ-
ees with dignity and respect and
has provided a good way of life
for them on Inagua.

“The company continues to
diligently pursue with vigour
and energy its best efforts to
encourage the union to finalise
the agreement post haste,” said
managing director Glenn Ban-
nister.

Mr Bannister said the com:
pany’s chief negotiator ts a for-

' mer Director of Labour, and he

claims that most of the articles
in the contract have been
agreed and only several articles,
along with the economic pack-
age, remain outstanding.

In response to allegations
that the company has been
stalling negotiations, Mr Ban-

nister said: “During the first.

weeks of negotiations on Octo-
ber 2, 2006; 104 of 152 articles
and sub-sections put forward
were agreed, a 68 per cent suc-
cess rate.

“During the second session
of negotiations during the week
of November 13, 2006, one arti-
cle and six sub-sections of four
other articles were agreed. Dur-
ing the third session during the
week: of December 4, 2006, 14
of the remaining 35 sub-sections
were agreed, a 40 percent suc-
cess rate of the remaining arti-
cles on the table between the
parties.”

He said that on some “eco-
nomic issues” the company and
the union are some distance
apart.

But, he said, these items still
remain on the negotiating table.

According to Morton Salt, it
employs about 60 per cent of
the working population of
Inagua on a full-time basis and
also hires part-time workers on
a temporary basis when needed.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 5



‘FNM is
no better
than PLP’

THE BAHAMAS
Democratic Movement
(BDM) candidate for South
Beach Jermaine Higgs yes-
terday criticised FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham for
speaking out on corruption
in the PLP — charging that -
the FNM was no better than
the PLP.

Mr Higgs said that it was
time for the Bahamian peo-
ple to send both parties a
strong message and vote
both of them out of office.

“The statements made by

‘the former Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham at last
night’s FNM rally were
unbelievable. Who is he to
talk about inappropriate
and improper? How dare
he speak out on Anna
Nicole and Shane Gibson,”
he said.

Mr Higgs said asked of
Mr Ingraham to “please
inform the nation on the
permanent residence given
in a faster time than Anna
Nicole’s to the known (con-
vict) R H Kelly, (convicts)
Victor Kozeny and Derrick
Turner.”

“It is that same Horizons
residence which Mr Ronald
H Kelly, the child molest-
ing paedophile, occupied
when you entertained him
in this country as a perma-
nent resident and foreign
investor.

“Bahamians, please let us
not allow the chief manipu-
lator, agitator and dictator
that we all rejected less than
five years ago to raise any
point without responding to
his very own scandals,” he
said.

Mr Higgs said that if
Tommy Turnquest — the
former leader of the FNM
who was voted out as leader
during the party’s conven-
tion in November — cannot
trust Mr Ingraham, then
neither should the public.

“Can we afford to dismiss
the bad behavior, spiteful-
ness and arrogant attitude
as if human life has ‘nd”

worth,’ I ‘don’t think so: |"
_ vention on behalf of the feder-

Bahamians lets send Hubert
Ingraham a message that he
needs to go deeper in his
chambers and find some-
thing new because the same
old lies he’s speaking just
would not do.

“Who covers up for their
Cabinet Ministers, scandal
after scandal? Who? Hubert
Ingraham and Perry
Christie. Who allowed their
associates to squeeze the
public purse, time after
time? Who? Hubert Ingra-
ham and Perry Christie.

“Whose party does not
respect the laws of the
Bahamas enough that they
compromise the image of
the Bahamas by not speak-
ing out on corruption?
Hubert Ingraham and Perry
Christie. Peter is no better
than Paul. Ingraham no bet-
ter than Christie. It’s time
to send (them) a message,”
he said.

Christian Council criticised

over Anna Nicole response

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Christian
Council was criticised over the
airwaves yesterday for its lack
of response to the Anna
Nicole/Shane Gibson scandal
that has caused many to call for
the minister’s resignation.

Noted attorney Paul Moss
and Halson Moultrie, the leader
of the Bahamas Freedom
Alliance (BFA), called for Mr
Gibson, the Minister of Immi-
gration, Labour and Training
to resign from his post imme-
diately, citing the damage this
recent scandal has caused the
entire country.

As guests yesterday on “Real

. Talk Live” with host Jeff Lloyd,

Mr Moss mentioned that this
“silence” from the Christian



THE government and Baha
Mar must find the means
whereby Bahamian golfers can
enjoy their right to play golf at
the Cable Beach golf course,
according to local QC Henry
Bostwick.

In a letter directed to the
president of the Bahamas Golf
Federation Agatha Delancy, Mr
Bostwick stated: “It is our con-
tention that the Bahamians
have an entitlement to play golf
at the Cable Beach golf course.

“It is our right. Moreover we
expect, indeed we demand,
preferential treatment at that
golf course. Baha Mar and the
government must find means
whereby golfers, independent
of the Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion, can enjoy their right not
to be, ousted from Cable Beach
by market forces or by any oth-
er alien force and at a rate
which is not inflated by the non-
Bahamian membership of the
BGF.

“We'congratulate you and
your executive for your inter-

ation. You succeeded in having
the rates lowered to an accept-
able amount for the entire fed-
eration, the membership of
which is currently comprised of
60 per cent non-Bahamian and
40 per cent Bahamians.

“That, however, was not what
we the Bahamian golfers were
seeking nor are we content to
accept and abide by the terms
agreed between ourselves and
Bahamar,” Mr Bostwick said in
his letter.

“That was not the purpose of
out demonstration. You may
recall that we mounted our
demonstration quite indepen-
dently of the BGF. Your organ-
isation felt that the matter might

_ be better handled by yourselves.

We agreed and gave you a man-

Council is indicative of them.
“The Christian Council is

antiquated, it’s outdated. I don’t |

know what the purpose of the
Christian Council is, but they
should have made a statement.
This thing involving the minister
is really going beyond the

bounds of just his party. It has |

gone internationally concern-
ing the Bahamas.

“Some would-be politicians
are talking to the international
press of how he has shamed the
Bahamas. And so we need to
address it. They should have
said something about it.

“Even though he may have
not done anything wrong, he
might have been entirely inno-
cent, the fact of the matter is, it
has caused the Bahamas to be
seen in a negative light,” Mr
Moss said.

BAN artist's impression of
Baha Mar’s $2.4

date to negotiate on our behalf
while at the same time agree-
ing to defer our demonstration.
What you have achieved does
not satisfy the Bahamian con-
tingent of demonstrators,” Mr
Bostwick said in the letter.

He added: “The facilities
which the government has com-

mitted itself-to provide both at’

Blue Hill and elsewhere are
long overdue. Both will serve
as the training ground for the
new generation of Bahamian
golfers and we shall all make
proper use of it. It will not, how-
ever, serve as the concentration
camp into which Bahamian
golfers will be impounded.”

US Embassy to




Mr Moss said that if the
Christian Council holds them-
selves as the “moral watchdogs”
of the country they should have
made a statement by now.

Mr Moultrie agreed on that
point, adding that perhaps the
emotional attachment of the
council to. the governing PLP
has jeopardised their position
of appearing objective.

“TI believe that, as a conse-
quence of that, the behaviour
or let’s say the silence of the
Christian Council, and some
other Christian organisations,
is a consequence of the political
fall-out that could occur if they
stand up and maintain the prin-
ciples of the Bible. Now you
know that is a sad state of
affairs,” Mr Moultrie said.

The BFA leader explained
that it is extremely difficult for

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particularly as it appears that
Prime Minister Perry Christie
is reluctant to make a decision
on the matter. :

“It seems as if he is hoping
that it will just go away. And it
will not go away, particularly

with the US media involved. It .

will not go away,

“It will only get worse, so I
would suggest to him that he
makes a decision today. As
soon as possible,” he said.

Mr Moultrie highlighted a
troubling custom that is almost
becoming the norm — where
one wrong is justified by anoth-
er.

“In our environment we have
repeated examples where min-
isters, if some political leader
does wrong, instead of the min-

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However, Mr Moultrie said
Mr Christie had found himself
“between a rock and a hard
place”.

He said there were many
other persons that the PM
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Keod Smith, Kenyatta Gibson
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Bahamas enjoyed

6,000 years ago

“He ‘22 fou
biviogists in the Bahamas
shows that people living in the
spicier regions of the world
were eating domesticated chili
peppers some 6,000 years ago.

Researchers, including a
paleoethnobotanist at the
University of Missouri, report-
ed that they recently discoy-
ered fossil evidence in seven
archaeological sites ranging:
from the Bahamas to, present:
day Peru which showed that
people were eating domesti-
cated chili peppers as early as
4000 BC, it was reported on
the technology website
itwire.co.au yesterday.

This new evidence makes
chili peppers one of the oldest
domesticated food sources in
the Americas.

The study has now been
published in the journal Sci-
ence.

Professor Deborah Pearsall
of the University of Missouri,



ites in
ihe Bahamas and in iccuador,

teamed up with a group of sci-

entists doing research in yari-
ous locations in Central and
South America.
Leader of the project Linda
Perry, a research associate at
the Smithsonian National
Museum of Nature History's
Archaeobiology Programme,
discovered an unknown

kde starch Bine bile
‘oing research in Venezuela.

Whhen the other
researchers compared notes,
they realised that their work
in the Bahamas, Panama,
Ecuador and Peru also
revealed the same unknown
starch grain. |

“Before our research, there
wasn't much archaeological
evidence to show that prehis-
toric people in Central and
South America were eating a
lot of domesticated chili pep-
pers.







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NOTICE is hereby given that LUCKNER SIMON OF
#9 PINEDALE, 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 17th day of February, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas.

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THE first of its kind audio

. bible titled “The Bible Experi-

ence” is set to be unveiled in
the Bahamas on Monday.

“The Bible Experience” is a

dramatised re-enactment of the .

entire text of the New Testa-
ment, featuring a cast of more
than 350 celebrities.

Marked by its ensemble cast,
its theatrical sound effects, orig-
inal musical underscore and
cross-generational cast, the pro-
ject features the likes of Samuel
L Jackson, Dr Juanita Bynum,
Shirley Ceaser, Kirk Franklin,
Donnie McClurkin, Star Jones,
Denzel Washington Blair
Underwood and many more.

A reception and audio
screening event in celebration
of the Caribbean launch of
“The Bible Experience” is
scheduled for Monday, Febru-

ary 19, at the Diplomat Centre
boardroom, Carmichael Road,
at Llam.

Que English, one of the prin-
cipal producers of the project,
will personally introduce and
unveil the unique product to the
Bahamian and Caribbean mar-
ket.

“Weare very proud that two
outstanding Bahamians, Dr
Myles Munroe and Bishop Neil
Ellis, also participated in this
blockbuster project and hope
that the people of the Bahamas
would embrace it as have hun-
dreds of thousands throughout
the United States,” said Ms
English.

“We are looking forward to
meeting many leaders from the
Bahamian community to
encourage their support of this
very important venture.”

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** 31 January 2007
sees 34 January 2007

4) January 2007

394-2503 ~

Chalks back |

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flying again

FROM page one

year after the crash, which
claimed the lives of 20 people,
among them 11 Biminites.

After receiving the go-ahead
from the US federal govern-
ment to resume its operations,
Chalks began taking reserva-
tions for Bahamas flights on its
web site in November.

Just three months ago, a
Florida judge ruled that the
families of the victims receive
a larger than usual settlement
sum than is the case in other
aviation disasters.

A plaque to commemorate
the local victims of the crash
was unveiled in Alice Town,
Bimini in December by Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt.’

Birkhead lawyer on = *’
Stern’s ‘sinking ship’ «.’

FROM page one

Ms Opri said Mr Stern tried
to keep Anna Nicole in the

Bahamas “but she did not want -

to be near Howard K Stern.”

“We lost Daniel (Anna
Nicole’s son), we lost Anna, and
we must now insist arfd urge the
government of the Bahamas to
step away from Howard Stern’s
sinking ship. The prime minister
and Shane Gibson can’t save
him.” -- -...

Ms Opri said people were
now looking at the issue of the
house (Horizons on Eastern
Road), the residency permit and
the court system. And they
were wondering about the sta-
tus’of Mr Stern “who can’t stay
there anymore.”

She added: “Dannielynn is

Straw Market _ °:
contract signed ~.

FROM page one

square foot commercial space
‘and another five thousand
square foot space for a restau-
rant.

Additionally, the new mar-
ket will feature a one hundred
foot observation tower that will
offer panoramic views of the
city and harbour.

Mr Roberts said that com-
mercial spaces and an observa-
tion tower will serve as revenue
generators for the government,
thus allowing for the recovery
over time of some of the costs
of the investment.

The straw vendors will oper-
ate on levels one and two with
each vendor stall averaging thir-
ty-two square feet in size.
These stalls will also contain
storage space and will be
equipped with power and intel-
ligent technology services that
will allow for Internet services
and facilitate credit card trans-
actions.

The new facility will also con-
tain thirty-six individual toilets,
accessible to both staff and vis-
itors. This development seeks
to ease many complaints
regarding the unsanitary bath-
rooms at the previous and cur-
rent straw market facilities.

In his remarks, Mr Roberts
addressed criticisms levied
against the PLP government for
the length of time it has taken to
construct a new straw market.

The minister said that
exploratory work on the site

. NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROMEINA SYLVINA SAUNDERS
OF WEST END, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is ‘s
applying to the Ministerresponsible for Nationality and Citizenship, r
- for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, 4
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
17TH day of FEBRAURY, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE

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 17th day of February, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. '



is hereby given that
PODOLEO ST., P.O. BOX N-7060, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The

crash victims wore t-shirts and —_,
pins bearing the images and.
_ names of their loved ones at the’.

event. Si

Speaking about the crash ata | -
special ceremony, Chalks gen-. ,, |
eral manager Rajan Nair said ,.,
the period following the disaster,”
was a “very, very hard” one for ,,;; “: °
him and the airline staff to get y>7
through... rat

“I always say Chalks is not a“
US airline. We may have.a US. t~
certificate, but we are a‘:74
Bahamian airline, and the best '*"
days of my airline is-still ahead _.
of us,” he said. ma

Mr Nair said that he contin- |
ues to be amazed by the love 4, |
of the people of Bimini.

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mother until she gets back to «3 %o
US soil.” aN
Ms Opri said she had great © »::
respect for the Bahamian peo- 1
ple “but I don’t think they o+.!2
understand what their govern- vis
ment is doing and why.” e.
She wanted to know why so pitos
much favouritism was being s34s
shown to Mr Stern. “It is time °°:
for the government to back off,” : .*¥.
she said. 8 tet
Meanwhile, Mr Stern has 12115
been ordered to appear before a @ e°2>.
Californian court next Tuesday 1s")
in relation to the DNA test for .'
Dannielynn. He is not expected «,.
to comply.
He has also been told to «ny
appear before a Florida judge ° 7.1%
who is deciding the fate of ‘121:'
Anna Nicole’s body.

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site existed. Consequently, the © .¥°"
plans had to be re-evaluated to *!05v
factor in additional costs. Sw
This delay was coupled with *-*.°
the multiple hurricanes that — ~°-
affected the Bahamas during —‘ \*:
the early part of the PLP <<"
administration. Therefore, '..!
according to Mr Roberts, focus 21°99
had to be directed towards the 7-5 -
devastation that resulted, along ‘3%:
with government’s commit- .—'=*
ments to education, social pro-
grammes and salary revisions
for civil servants. ut
The minister also used the «7»
occasion to criticise the former "!
FNM government for seeking
to place straw vendors in an (35)
“old warehouse” on Prince «>. °
George Dock - rather than Bay * ~":!
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beginning of the revitalisation °+ .
plan for downtown Bay Street. +*<".
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Bahamians were taking the lead i)
in the construction of the facil- x
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MONDAY .-

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its meeting times and places: New Providence
Community Centre: Mondays - 6pm to 7pm. The
Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is
available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the thifd
Monday of every month at 6pm @ Doctors Hospi-
tal conference room.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colo-
nial Hilton Monday's at 7pm ¢ Club 612315 meets
Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach ¢ Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Mondays at 7pm. ‘

The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month in
the Board. Room of the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel, Bay St.

B@ THEATRE

“Bahamas On Stage Youtheatre presents Pinoc-
chio February 19 - 21. The shows will be held at the
National Centre for the Performing Arts. For more
information contact Gloria Darville at 323.5589

TUESDAY



@ HEALTH :

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-..

lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to 7pm./
8:30pm to 9:30pm. :

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323.4482 for more info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Seagrapes
location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor approval
is required. Call 364.8423 to register for more info.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets every
Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Holy Cross Community
Centre; Highbury Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets every
third Tuesday at SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach
at 12:30pm. We invite all community minded per-
sons to attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm

@ C C Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room,
College Avenue off Moss Road. © Club Cousteau
7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickcharney
Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros ¢ Club 7178
meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Psi Omega chap-
ter meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm @ the
Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort,
Cable Beach * Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets
every second Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House,
IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room © Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity meets every first Tuesday, 6:30pm
; at the British Colonial Hilton. Please call
-502.4842/377.4589 for more info.

The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets every
third Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the J P Whit-
ney Building, First Terrace, Collins Avenue.



- WEDNESDAY |

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports -

Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers
and numerous drink specials.

MHEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-









the main event



NEW EXHIBITION OPENING

Bahamian Art:

Pre-Columbian to the Present
OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: THURSDAY, FEB 22, 2007
This is a survey show on Bahamian Art History. It is
. designed to support the publication of the National
Art Gallery’s Educational Pack for teachers scheduled
_ for release in 2007.

lic of its meeting times and places: New Providence
Community Centre: Wednesday - 7pm to 8pm. The
Nassau Group: Rosetta Street, Wednesday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. :

FREE Health and Wellness Lectures are held the
first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at New
Providence Community Center Blake Road. For
more information call 327.1660 or 327.2878. FREE
Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
Screening.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas Support Group
meets every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm at
Cancer Headquarters, two doors south of ZNS.
Cancer patients, survivors, their family members
and friends are invited to attend. Phone 323.4482

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets every
Wednesday from 1pm — 2pm at East Villa Restau-
rant, East Bay Street. Always an interesting speak-

er-and great fellowship. If you would like to attend :

our meetings please send'an‘€-mail to bruno.pletsch-
er@gottardo.com or kathyvsmith@hotmail.com.

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30pm
every third Wednesday at the, Bahamas National
Pride Building.

International Training in Communication, Essence
Club #3173 holds it’s bi-monthly meetings on the Ist
and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Doctor's
Hospital Conference Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus meets
the second and fourth Wednesday of the month,
8pm @ St Augustine's Monastery:

The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach invites the pub-
lic to its regular weekly meeting held every Wednes-
day at 7:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton. Kiwa-
nis is a worldwide service organisation dedicated to
changing the world One Child, One Community at
a time."

School and Community Nature Walk and Petting
Zoo - Free Every Wednesday from lOam to 2:30pm
at Earth Village Ranch, St Albans Drive and

Columbus Avenue (Chippingham). Call (242)

356.2274 now to make reservations. Open to all
ages and groups Monday-Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

Inquire about additional activities and programmes. _

TM Club 2437 meets each Wednesday on the 4th
floor of the Ministry of Health, Meeting Street, at
6pm. :

THURSDAY

@ ENTERTAINMENT :
Shadowhand Entertainment presents an all Bahami-
an Talent Explosion this and every Thursday night
at the Patio Bar & Grill on Carmichael Road. This
event features upcoming Bahamian artist who are
ready to showcase their original material to the
world. There will also be a freestyle competition
every week which is open to the public at large.
Doors open at 8:30pm. Ladies free until 11pm -
Gentlemen - small door charge. See u there.

@ HEALTH

Free public health lectures featuring distinguished
physicians are held at Doctors Hospital every third
Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Doctors Hos-
pital Conference Room. Free screenings between
Spm & 6pm. For more information call 302.4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the public









its meeting times and places: The Nassau Group,
Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

. Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held

6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register for
more info.

REACH - Resources & Education for Autism and
Related Challenges meets from 7pm - 9pm the
second Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of
the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a breakfast
meeting every Thursday morning at 7am at the
British Colonial Hilton Hotel (Fellowship begins at
6:45am).

The Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets every
Thursday at 8pm at the Holy Cross Activity Centre,

soldier Road. Guests are welcome. ,

TR i
Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, second
and third Thursday at the Ministry of Health &
Environment building on Meeting Street com-
mencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend
¢ TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8:30pm @ Super-
Clubs Breezes.

International Association of Administrative Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thurs-
day of every month @ SuperClubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, 6pm.

The recently established National Insurance Board
Retiree Association (NIBRA), meets every fourth
Thursday in the month, in the National Insurance
Board's (NIB) training room, Wulf Road office
complex, at 6pm. All retirees are welcome.

The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its weekly
meeting, every Thursday at Choices Restaurant
on the campus of the College of the Bahamas. Fel-
lowship starts at 12:30pm, with the meeting held
from 1pm to 2pm.

KCK

@ CONCERT

Chariots of Fire Album release concert: Come see
and hear the best in gospel music, with perfor-
mances by Selector, Manifest, Counsellor, Mr Lynx,
Christian Massive and internationally acclaimed
recording artist Landlord and many more, Febru-
ary 23 @ 7:30pm at Workers House, Tonique
Williams Darling Highway. Box Offices @ the Juke
Box, Oasis Music Centre, and Faith Life Book
Store. Fore More information call 544.8078 or
455.3067 ,



FRIDAY \



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its. meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Friday 6pm to 7pm &
8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church: Friday
6pm to 7pm. New Providence Community Cen-
tre: Friday 7pm to 8pm.

@ CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Bap-
tist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7:30pm at the Emmaus Cen-
tre at St Augustine’s Monastery. For more info
call 325.1947 after 4pm.

AMISTAD is a club which promotes the Spanish









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ROUND NASSAU

PHOTOS WELCOME

language and culture in the community. Residents _
_ Of the Bahamas who speak Spanish or are learning .

Spanish are invited to attend meetings on the third +f
Friday of the month during the academic year at * #

7pm in room 13 of COB's Tourism Training Cen- *
tre.



SATURDAY

@ EVENTS

The Pinewood Gardens Outreach Association is “fr
having its 1st annual Pinewood Fest, March 3 @ *
7am - midnight at Pinewood Gardens Park. Includ- ?

ed in the days activities are a breakfast and a.
Fun\Run and Walk @ 7am. Come out and bring -
the entire family.:. Join the domino teams and bas- *

ketball tournaments, and many other games. Bring | |
your kids to the toddlers town and let them expe-. f

ee ee Be &

om

rience bouncing castles and carnival rides, games,

face painting, complimentary lunch from 1-2 pm.
There will be performances by Ancient Man, Lassie
Doh Boys, and internationally acclaimed recording
artist Landlord and many more. Come and see the

Junkanoo Rush Out by the Pinewood Gardens ..@ ° .
Crusaders Junkanoo Group. For more informa-. |<"

tion call 392.1618 or 565-8870

@ HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub- '

lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau ‘
Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings - |Oam a

to 1lam.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third :
Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and December)
@ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley’
Street. , ‘ ‘

Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid classes are

offered every third Saturday of the month from.

9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Communi- -
ty Training Representative at 302.4732 for more ff,
information and learn to save a life today. ;

@ CIVIC CLUBS

JAR CYCLING: The Owners of JAR Cycling arc -

%

pleased to offer a cycling clinic for juniors between
10 and 17. The free clinic will be held every Satur- «

day in an effort fo encourage kids to cycle. Parents |:

interested in registering their children should con-
tact organisers at jarcycling@gmail.com.

Toastmasters Club 7178 10th Anniversary Ban-

quet: Saturday, March 17 at the British Colonial *

Hilton at 7pm. The Club will honor it’s 10 past
presidents in grand style. For tickets e-mail:
prezsj@tc7178.org. A special invitation is extended
to persons who were a part of or visited the club~
during its earlier years. Come out to see old friends .
and toastmasters. The public is invited and guests -
are always welcomed. .

SUNDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street, fea- ;

tures special entertainment - Gernie, Tabitha and

the Caribbean Express - very Sunday from 6:30pm ~

to 9:30pm.

@ HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm to 7pm /
8:30pm to 9:30pm.

@ RELIGIOUS SERVICES

The Bahamas Metaphysical Society Inc - A spiritual
teaching society leading you to greater peace of

mind, health, prosperity and happiness - holds ,

Higher Consciousness Services every Sunday at
10am and weekly Meditation services every
Wednesday at 7pm at Bowe’s Cove off Bernard
Road. Interested persons are welcome to attend.
For more information contact by e-mail @ bah-
metsol@hotmail.com or call 393.0279. ,

Send all your civic and social events (attach pic-
tures if possible) to The Tribune via fax: 328.2398 or
e-mail: ybdeleveaux@tribunemedia.net - Out there in |
the subject line.

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The Gold recipients are pictur

«~GOVERNOR-General
Arthur D Hanna: and HRH
Brince Edward, the Earl of
Wessex, presented 29 Gold
Awards to participants in the
Governor-General’s Youth
Award (GGYA).
‘To qualify for the special
award, those honoured had to
participate in meaningful com-
raunity work as well as in exten-
sive physical activities.
The goal of the programme
is,to help young people become
self-confident and independent
individuals.
“The ceremony was held at
Government House during
EERH Prince Edward’s visit to
the Bahamas in ‘celebration of
the GGYA’s 20th anniversary.
*Receiving their gold pins and
certificates were: Terez Albury,
Blaine Butler, Anaya Dean,



'’

S4ntia Dean, Travis Duncombe,
Hailey Evans, Elindera Fergu-
son, Ashli Fox, Esmond John-
sén, Avery Lightbourne,
DeShawn McGregor, Rayshell
Minus, Robert Moncur, Man-

délia Morris, Orson Mortimer, .

lysia Moss, Donny Nesbitt,
Teynarae Newbold, Dennise

Newton, Cassandra Nottage, «

Davone Rolle, Onan Rolle,
Dentae Saunders, Jervaise
Sawyer, Deandra Smith, Aisha
Turnquest, Max Wilchcombe,
Lfuren Williams and Danielle
Sweeting-Wilson.

*To qualify for the highest lev-
efin this international award
programme, those honoured
had to meet the following min-
infum requirements after com-
pleting the silver level:

‘Service — 60 hours of worth-
while community service over
12 months, keeping an up-to-
date diary/log book of the ser-
vice.

‘Adventurous Journey —
Expedition, exploration or an
other adventurous activity.

‘Expedition Format — Four
days and three nights of camp-
ing and hiking 50 miles or
longer, as well as writing a per-
sdnal report and help to pro-
duce the group report on the
purpose.

‘Exploration Format —
Observe, collect and write
reports on information relevant
to' the purpose over four days
and three nights.



ed here with (
Prince Edward; the Governor-General His Excellency
Board of Trustees. Ms Denise Mortimer, GGYA National Executive

articipants_
trike ‘Gold’

| to r) Dr Davidson Hepburn,



Other Adventurous activity -
An activity over the same peri-
od of time, which does not con-
form to the specific require-
ments of an exploration or an
expedition.

Skills — Follow and study a
skill for 12 months, totaling 60
hours.

Physical Recreation — Partic-
ipate in a physical recreation
activity for 12 months, obtaining
36 points.

After taking part in the award
programme, a young person
was expected to have developed
many of the following:

¢ Self-belief and self-confi-
dence

° A positive and realistic self
image .

¢ An independent and self-
motivating attitude

e A sense of responsibility to



Chair, GGYA National Council, HRH
d Mr Robert Nihon, Chairman GGYA
Director, is pictured 1st left, second row.

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others

e A connection to the broad-
er society

e New or improved interests,
skills and abilities

e A willingness to try new
things

e New friendships and rela-
tionships with their peers and
older people

¢ The ability to make a plan
and then make their plan hap-
pen

e Lifelong interests

e Team skills

® Life skills — negotiation,
research, communication, prob-
lem solving, presentation skills

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Special and long service
awards were also presented at
this time, including the award
for 20 years of service, which
went to Henry Curry.

.

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Nassau, Bahamas

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From L to R: Gerone Clark, president of t
College; Angela Culmer, Grade 6 teac

THE Parent Teachers Asso-
ciation of Queen’s College host-
ed the school’s annual fair. The
event drew throngs of people
from all walks of life, who
joined parents, staff and alumni
in making it successful.

Grade two’s Junkanoo rush
out and the performance by
The Royal Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band kicked off the
event.

Numerous attractions includ-
ed pony rides, animal petting,
bouncing castles, face painting
and rock climbing. Patrons
could even register to vote.
Radio coverage. was provided
by Joy 101FM.

The Rotary Club of East Nas-
sau made a spectacular appear-
ance with its display of fine
antique vehicles.

Inclement weather threat-
ened to dampen the activities,



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 11

Landlord takes charge

Queen’s College has
a ‘royal’ celebratio

but the fair went on well into
the evening, with performances
by Munks and internationally
acclaimed artist Landlord.

Mrs Shawn Turnquest, head
of the high school, had high

praise for the PTA. “The whole

school body is extremely
pleased with the hard work of
Mr Clark and the entire PTA
board.



he Parent Teachers Association of Queen’s
her; Dave Burrows, PTA Board member

“Reports indicate that this
was the biggest and the most -
organised fair in the school’s
history and we are also pleased
to say that it is a reflection of
the energy and commitment at
all levels in our fine institution.”

Proceeds will go to the newly
built state of the art cafeteria,
due to open in March.

ene ia Truck Co.

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Phone:322-1722 * Fax: 326

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HANNIBAL RISING
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, .Ryhs Ifans
By JASON DONALD

Hannibal Lecter may be one of the greatest
movie villains of all time - but the chilling image
of a mere pane of glass separating from the high-
ly-intelligent, ultra-dangerous cannibal in Silence
of the Lambs is long gone. ;

Now the character made famous by Anthony
Hopkins (although first played on screen by Bri-
an Cox in Manhunter) has been, in turn, turned
into a caricature (in Hannibal), a bore (Red Drag-
on), and now a petulant teen in this dreary pre-
quel.

Hannibal Rising begins at the end of the second
world war, with the young Hannibal Lecter strug-
gling to protect his sister from a gang of ruthless
soldiers. After she suffers a horrible death, he
escapes to Paris and stays with his uncle’s widow.

But Hannibal’s trauma has left him unhinged
and he sets out to track down and get his grisly



revenge over his sister’s killers.

Hannibal Rising has so much wrong with it,
it’s difficult to know where to start.

Too dull to pass off as tacky entertainment,
yet too ridiculous to be watchable drama, it’s a
real struggle to make it through the two hours
running time.

Ulliel is hopeless in the title role - P’ve seen

KERZNER International last
week honoured 126 long-serv-
ing employees, who together
boast a total of 90 years of com-
mitment to the company as well
as its leader.

The special ceremony took
place on February 11 in the
Atlantis Grand Ballroom and
featured a red carpet welcome
line by executives at the
entrance of the resort, a cocktail
reception followed by dinner
and the recognition and awards
ceremony.

A total of 99 twenty-year, and
26 thirty-year persons being
honoured were singled out and
were invited to the stage while
being serenaded by Elton Coak-
ley, Falcons Singer, who sang
Barry White’s, “Can’t Get

~ Enough of Your Love.”

Following this performance,
Panayiotis “Barry” Matsas,
table. games operations shift
manager and the only 40-year
award winner, was set apart
from the other long-serving
employees and escorted on
stage by a group of trumpeters.

To lead into each awards sec-
tion of the evening, executives,
managers and line staff of
Kerzner International brought
Broadway to the Atlantis stage,
as a tribute to the five leaders,
five managers and 21 general
staff nominees who were chosen
out of over 6,000 employees.

Winning the prestigious 2006





In this photo provided by The Weinstein Company, Gaspard Ulliel stars as Hannibal Lecter i

more threatening mannequins - and his idea of
evil appears to be cocking his head and sticking
his jaw out. Again and again.

Gong Li is equally as stiff, and it’s painful to
watch the two of them recite their dialogue at
each other like a pair of robots.

There’s also a bit of a dodgy morale tone run-
ning through the film - with bad guys this bad, and

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a protagonist this evil, who are we supposed to
root for? Surely not Hannibal?

But it would appear so - with the only sympa-
thetic character being an underwritten police-
man that sticks his head round the door every half
hour or so.

Thomas Harris, writer of the Hannibal Lecter
novels and the screenwriter here, appears to have

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forgotten what made his own creation so great.

Hannibal Lecter worked in Silence of the Lambs _ -.

because so much was left to our imagination. But. - °

a ridiculous sequel, a pointless prequel and now. °
- Hannibal Rising have ruined all that.

Now we know everything and, ironically, that’s
when Hannibal Lecter will become most forget: °
table. :

Leader of the Year title was
Don Moss, director of security,
who won a pair of Olympus
binoculars, a Blackberry and an
entire year of free service, as
well as a round-trip for two to
Hawaii, a designated parking
space for the remainder of 2007
and $6,000 in cash.

Chosen as the 2006 Manager
of the Year winner was Tamara .

$1,000 gift certificate to the
Sports Centre, an all expense
paid membership to Bally Total

moth during 2007, a designat: °
ed parking space for the
remainder of 2007 and $8,000
. in-cash. ©
Walking away with the 2006
Employee of the Year awards.
were: Kendal’ Adderley, facili--
ties gardener, who was dubbed:
the ‘Heart of House’ winner
and Florence © Wright,
Coral/Beach Towers guest ser-
vices representative, who
House’ award. s
Both employee winners
received a Lay-Z-Boy reclinef;
a Nintendo Wii game system, a
32-inch plasma screen TV, .@
designated parking space for
the remainder of 2007, a day
with a sports or entertainment
star and $15,000 in cash. .



Sweeting, manager of guest. -
activities and the library, wha’... -
received an exercise bike, a_-_-~

Fitness for 2007, gift certificates...
to Mandara Spa for every other". °

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Inter: Milan can
play Champions
League games
at San Siro

m@ SOCCER
GENEVA

Associated Press

BOTH Inter Milan
and AC Milan will be
able to play their.
Champions League
matches at home.

UEFA gave permis-
sion Thursday for the
matches to be staged
at the San Siro stadi-
um in Milan, Italy,
but with fewer fans
to prevent crowd trou-
ble.

Inter's first-leg
match against Valen-
cia will take place on
Feb. 21 in front of
only 36,000 spectators,
European soccer's
governing body said.
About 1,800 seats will
be reserved for Valen-
cia fans traveling from
Spain for the second-
round match.

The match between
AC Milan and Celtic
on March 7 will also
be played at the San
Siro, but the number
of fans will also be
limited. '

UEFA said the limit
had yet to be decided
but at most 4,500 tick-
ets would go to Celtic
Supporters.

The San Siro — which
is shared by Inter and
AC Milan — seats over
80,000 fans. Italian
soccer officials decid-
ed to enforce strict
safety measures in the
country's stadiums
after fan trouble in
Sicily earlier this
month saw a police-
man killed and dozens
injured.
~ UEFA said more
work on the San Siro
is required before
games there can take
place in front of the
full capacity crowd.

South American
World Cup
qualifiers to
hegin Sept 8

@ SOCCER
CARACAS,
Venezuela
Associated Press

SOUTH American
teams will begin quali-
fying for the 2010
World Cup on Sept. 8,
the South American
soccer confederation
said Thursday.

The date is not offi-
cial and subject to pos-
sible change, CON-
MEBOL spokesman
Nestor Benitez told
The Associated Press.

CONMEBOL offi-
cials had been setting
a rough date of Sep-
tember or October.

The confederation's
executive committee,
after meeting in the
Venezuelan capital
this week on the side-
lines of the Copa
America draw, also
decided to hold two
games per week during
the World Cup quali-
fying to limit travel for
those playing with

clubs outside the con-

tinent.

CONMEBOL secre-
tary general Eduardo
Deluca said the quali-
fying round will other-
wise follow the same
schedule as on the pre-
vious two occasions,
when the 10 participat-
ing teams played each
other twice in a single
group.

The South American
region has four guar-
anteed berths spots in
the World Cup and a
fifth spot if it wins a
playoff against a team
from CONCACAF.











UEFA Cup highlights



@ NEWCASTLE United player Obafemi Martins, front, and Antoine Sibier-

ski celebrate after Sibierski scored against Belgium's SV Zulte Waregem dur-

ing the UEFA Cup round of 32 match at the Ottens
Feb.15, 2007. Newcastle won 3-1.

ern France, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Lens won 3-1.

B@ YOHAN DEMONT of Lens, left and Franz Inanschitz of P:

tadium in Ghent, Thursday

(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)





@ BENFICA’S Rui Costa, left, crosses the ball past Dinamo Bucharest Adrian
Cristea during their UEFA Cup first leg soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 14 2007, at
Benfica’s Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica won 1-0.

(AP Photo/Armando Franca)



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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Disaster of artificial tyre reef

A MILE offshore from Fort Lauderdale’s
high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as
many as 2 million old tyres, strewn across
the ocean floor — a white-walled, steel-belt-
ed monument to good intentions gone awry.

The tyres were unloaded there in 1972 to,

create an artificial reef that could attract a
rich variety of marine life, and to free up

. space in clogged landfills. But decades later,
the idea has proved a huge ecological blun-
der.

Little sea life has formed on the tyres.
Some of the tyres that were bundled togeth-
er with nylon and steel have broken loose
and are scouring the ocean floor across a
swath the size of 31 football fields. Tyres are
washing up on beaches. Thousands have
wedged up against a nearby natural reef,

blocking coral growth and devastating marine

life.

“The really good idea was to provide habi-
tat for marine critters so we could double or

’ triple marine life in the area. It just didn’t

work that way,” said Ray McAllister, a pro-
fessor of ocean engineering at Florida
Atlantic University who was instrumental in
organizing the project. “I look back now and
see it was a bad idea.”

In fact, similar problems have been report-

Jat tyre reefs worldwide.

“They’re a constantly killing coral-destruc-
ition machine,” said William Nuckols, coor-
jinator for Coastal America, a federal group
imvolved in organizing a cleanup effort that
includes Broward County biologists, state
scientists and Army and Navy salvage divers.

Gov. Charlie Crist’s proposed budget
includes $2 million to help gather up and
remove the tyres. The military divers would
do their share of the work at no cost to the
state by making it part of their training.

A month-long pilot project is set for June.
The full-scale salvage operation is expected to

run through 2010 at a cost to the state of -

about $3.4 million.
McAllister helped put together the ill-fat-
ed reef project with the approval of the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers. He helped raise .

several thousand dollars (the county also
chipped in), organized hundreds of volun-
teers with boats and barges, and got tyres
from Goodyear.

Goodyear also donated equipment to bind
and compress the tyres, and the Goodyear
blimp even dropped a gold-painted tyre into
the ocean in a ceremonial start to the project.

The tyre company issued a press release at
the time that proclaimed the reef would “pro-
vide a haven for fish and other aquatic
species,” and noted the “excellent proper-
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It was a disappointment, just like other
tyre reefs created off coastal states and
around the world in recent decades.

“We've literally dumped millions of tyres in
our oceans,” said Jack Sobel, an Ocean Con-
servancy scientist. “I believe that people who
were behind the artificial tyre reef promotions
actually were well-intentioned and thought
they were doing the right thing. In hindsight,
we now realise that we made a mistake.”

No one can say with certainty why the idea
doesn’t work, but one problem is that, unlike
large ships that have been sunk for reefs,
tyres are too light. They can be swept away by
the tides and powerful storms before marine
life has a chance to attach. Some scientists
also believe the rubber leaches toxins.

Virginia tried it several decades ago. But
Hurricane Bonnie in 1998 ripped the tyres
loose, and they washed up in North Carolina.

New Jersey scientists thought they had a
solution to the weight problem. In 1986, the
state began a small reef project with about
1,000 tyres split in half, bound together and
weighted with concrete. It didn’t work. Pieces
of rubber broke loose and floated free.

“We had to go up and down the coast of
New Jersey and collect 50 to 100 of those
pieces that were all along the beaches,” said
Hugh Carberry of New Jersey’s Department
of Environmental Protection.

The state then tried stacking tyres 10-high
and filling the cylindrical centre with con-
crete. Each stack weighed about a ton. While
the tyres stayed in place, scientists soon
learned they did not have enough surface
area for marine life to attach, so they switched
to using concrete balls.

Indonesia ard Malaysia mounted enor-
mous tyre reef programmes back in the 1980s
and are just now seeing the consequences in
littered beaches and reef damage, Sobel said.

Most states have stopped using tyres to
create reefs, but they continue to wash up
worldwide. In 2005, volunteers for the Ocean
Conservancy’s annual international coastal
cleanup removed more than 11,000 tyres.

The tyres retrieved from the waters off
Fort Lauderdale will be ground up for use in
road projects and burned for fuel, among
other uses.

“It’s going to be a huge job bringing them
all up,” said Michael Sole, chief of the state
Department of Environmental Protection.
“It’s vigorous work. You have to dig the tyres
out of the sand.”

(This article was written by Brian Skoloff of
the Associated Press).














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Lyford Cay Club.




Minister

The bedroom pictures of
Minister Shane Gibson and
Anna Nicole Smith published
by The Tribune put the scan-
dalous affair squarely into per-
spective. ,

Minister Gibson — not The
Tribune — has disgraced our
country by posing sitting on a
bed in the arms of the former
Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole
Smith.

And being fully clothed does
not excuse his behaviour. This is
a public servant being paid by
the Bahamian taxpayer to rep-
resent the Bahamas to the high-
est possible standard. What type
of message is he sending to our
young people and, indeed, the
world?

The allegation concerning a
gift Rolex also has serious impli-
cations. After all, it was under
Minister Gibson’s “watch” that
Smith’s application for immi-
gration status was, in my opin-
ion, indecently fast tracked.

Dawe

letters@tribunemedia.net



The Bahamas is on a rapid
slide to the bottom of the trash
heap.

With a general election only
months away, the PLP govern-
ment has been forced to take
cover from a litany of scandals
instead of addressing the hor-
rific problem of crime, spiral-
ing prices at the newly Bahami-
anised food store chain and the
traffic nightmare.

We are now at the point
where motorists are verbally
abused for stopping on red traf-
fic lights. Why do we even have
traffic lights if no-one obeys the
signals and the police appear
powerless to enforce the law
when the traffic cowboys
brazenly carve a third and even

fourth lane on a two-lane -

street? And when traffic is grid-
locked and there’s no plan to

| brought it
on himself —

. EDITOR, The Tribune.

deal with this mess?

Down and down we continue
on our descent to the bottom
of the pit of greed, dishonesty
and lawlessness. A pathetic
public education system, goons
in the Defence Force, and com-
mon decency thrown out the
window to such an extent that
Minister Gibson feels he can
publicly defend the indefensi-
ble.

Hold his feet to the coals,
hold the government’s feet to
the coals and, should the oppo-
sition FNM get elected, hold
their feet to the coals and make
them accountable so they don’t
derail again.

The role of the free press is
that of a public watchdog.

It can often appear mean-
spirited, but a free press is
essential in exposing corruption
and keeping the political
process honest — a daunting
task in today’s Bahamas.

ATHENA DAMIANOS

Nassau,

February 14, 2007.

Waiting to unseat
‘Cowboy’ Fred

EDITOR, The Tribune.

A MOUSE looked through
the crack in the wall to see the
farmer and his wife open a
package. He was devastated to
discover it was a mouse trap.
He ran through the farm yard
shouting: “There’s a mouse trap
in the house! There’s a mouse
trap in the house!”

The chicken heard it, clucked
and said, “Mr Mouse, I can
assure you, that is no concern to
me.” The pig on hearing it said,
“Little mouse I sympathise with
you, but there’s nothing I can
do but pray.”

The cow on hearing it said,
“Hey, it’s no skin off my back.”
So the mouse returned to the
house, head down and dejected,
to face the farmer’s mouse trap
alone. That very night a sound
was heard throughout the
house, like the sound of a
mouse trap catching its prey.
The farmer’s wife rushed to see
what she had caught only to be
bitten by a venomous snake
whose tail was caught in the
trap. The farmer rushed his wife
to the hospital and she returned
home with a high fever. Every-
one knows you treat fever with
chicken soup. The wife got
worse, and had to be cared for
24-7, food was needed and the

_ ASSISTANT CHIEF STEWARD —

We are looking for an Assistant Chief Steward.
This applicant must be a Bahamian with at least
three years experience in a managerial capacity
and a team player possessing good leadership
and organizational skills. Computer literacy is
a plus but not a must. This individual must have
reliable transportation and be willing to work
flexible hours including split shifts if necessary.
Commensurate salary is based on experience.

All interested persons can contact:

Chef Pascal Hollaender, Director of Cuisine,
at telephone #362-7399 or Mr. Eukun Cooper,
Chief Steward, at telephone #362-4271 ext. 6306.
All resumes should be forwarded to the Human
Department
for the attention of the Director of Cuisine,

at fax #362-6245



pig was chosen.

The wife finally died and you
know what they had at the after
party. Yes the cow was slaugh-
tered, amidst all of this the
mouse looked upon it all from
his crack in the wall with great
sadness. What I am saying to
you is the next time you hear
someone facing a problem and
you feel like it doesn’t concern
you, remember when one of us
is threatened we are all at risk.

We in Fox Hill have been
asking your support in getting
better representation for our

“people and getting rid of the

snake that is now enslaving us.
The other day Mr Mitchell
called for a town meeting on
Fox Hill Parade. Being a voter
and a concerned, proud
Bahamian I attended. First I
was appalled by his wardrobe,
da Cowboy outfit. Only two
things came to mind. The cast of
broke back mountain and could
this man be telling us that we
are so stupid he’s using us, and
like all the cowboys he’s just
riding through? I can assure you
that both thoughts left a sour
taste in my mouth. If you are
going to dress like a cowboy,
please let Clint Eastward, John
Wayne or Terrance Hill be your
hero.
’ Then came the speakers, not
one spoke. about issues in Fox
Hill. Shane Gibson talked about
catching one hundred and sev-
enteen Haitians on our seas. For
Pete’s sake, he can go through
Armbrister and Cox Street in
Fox Hill, and catch four hun-
dred easy and without boats,
please take a hint, Mr Gibson.
Next was Mr Mitchell who
came on and started listing off
how he allegedly helped his for-
mer manager, brain trust and
now formidable opponent and

~ her family with things like pen-

sion and small stuff, how sad.
Just when I thought it could

not get any worse, the man I

voted into power, my Prime

. Minister, Mr Perry Christie,

showed up and made two state-
ments, one that confirmed to
me that Fred Mitchell is getting
ready to overthrow him and the
other one should make all
Bahamians feel some anger and
shame. The first was: “I was at
home listening to this rally and
even though I was not invited I
decided to come down anyway,
I am the Prime Minister.”

Please, someone help me out
here, he is not saying that he is
just now realising that he is the
Prime Minister, is he?

The second was: “My wife
was presenting Academy

Award winner Clint Eastwood ©

with an award and you know
Clint may be old, but I don’t
trust him.” My God, Lady
Christie, on behalf of all my fel-
low Bahamians, PLP’s and
FNM’s alike, I apologise for this
ignorant statement. I have seen
you around, I trust you, even if
your husband apparently does-
n’t. ’'m sure we can all agree
that we Bahamians are not star
struck, no matter what ole Clint
may have had on his mind, it
had nothing to do with you and
your will. Mr Prime Minister, I
hope you apologise to your
lovely wife. Please be careful
what you give to the world
because, you can’t take it back.

Mr Prime Minister it may be
late, but you can still show you
have some backbone, fly-away
Fred is on his way out, there’s
no doubt about that. We in Fox
Hill are watching as the
Haitians are being moved in the
Sugar Hill and other apartments
ostensibly in preparation to
vote. The Chinese are on Fox
Hill road south and the con-
stituents in polling divisions six,
seven, and eight I understand
are being lied too.

What are you telling us as a
Bahamian Prime Minister when
you are seemingly allowing for-
eigners to not only benefit from.
all the goods of this Bahama-
land, but are now allegedly
allowing them to be used to
choose our next government
because your arrogant minister
failed in doing his or her job in
serving the people? I am most
certain that the late Sir Lynden
Oscar Pindling is rolling over
in his grave at the action of this

new PLP, and “Honest George” » 8S

(Honourable George Mackey)
must be crying for how Fly-
away Fred is abusing his
beloved people of Fox Hill, and
bringing dissension amongst
friends and family alike. We as
Bahamians can only say,
“Thank you Lord, because it
ain’t long now”!

MINISTER S DAVIS
Nassau,
February 11, 2007.

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WITH this past week having _ stretched out on Bay Street to
been rife with union unrest, and. show that he was not afraid of
the National Congress of Trade — anyone. Here he is followed by
Unions threatening an island- then TUC secretary general and
wide demonstration against BUT president Leonard
government, INDAYS GONE ©— Archer.

BY looks back on the mass

demonstration led by the TOP RIGHT: MEMBERS
umbrella organisation on Octo- of the TUC marching in soli-
ber 5, 1985. Union members _ darity with the Bahamas Union
took to the streets that day of Teachers (BUT) up Market
protesting against the PLP gov- Street shortly before going into
ernment for perceived viola- Bay Street where they were
tions of union rights. confronted with hundreds of

PLP supporters.



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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 9

“LOCAL NEWS















IN wake of all the criticism being levied at
his party, PLP MP John Carey maintains that
despite assertions to the contrary, no one in
Bahamian history did more to “sell away our
sovereignty” than the FNM led by Hubert Ingra-
ham.

In a press release issued yesterday, Mr Carey
said that the many Bahamians today are only
recovering from the series of financial legislation
levied at them under Mr Ingraham’s tenure.

“In 1998, Hubert Ingraham stood in the House
of Assembly and declared proudly that under the
FNM, $2 billion worth of Bahamian real estate
had been sold between ‘non-Bahamian and non-





Bahamian’. We are too forgetful. What was the
acquisition price by Ronald H Kelly of the Oakes
Estate, British Colonial Hotel fanfared by Mr

Hubert Ingraham after one of the FNM’s very’

expensive ‘Go seek Foreign Investor circus
jaunts to Canada?’

“Checking an impeccable information source
I cannot discover what was the acquisition price
nor whether the FNM extended the Crown lease
for Mr Kelly or worse still granted ‘fee simple’,
the freehold, to this prime property off Bay
Street which had a 71-year Crown lease remain-

: ing when Sir Harry Oakes originally acquired the "

property.



4

‘US cautious on success
of Baghdad security plan

By BRIAN MURPHY
Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) —
As a military offensive seeks to
bring Baghdad from the brink
of anarchy, a top Iraqi security
officer tried Friday to measure
its early stages using the grim
logic of a place with daily blood-
shed: by counting the bodies
arriving at the morgue.

A total of 10 corpses were
‘collected off the streets —

apparently all victims of the

city’s lawless jumble of gang jus-

tice and sectarian payback. The
daily body tally recently has
‘often been 40 or more, exclud-
’-ing major bombings, said Brig.
Gen. Qassim Moussawi.

This was the basis for an
upbeat message by Moussawi, a
spokesman for the. joint U.S.-
Iraqi security sweep that began
this week and has so far faced
limited resistance. But his
American counterparts remain
much more guarded.

“T would say that it is way too
early to establish any trends,”
said Lt. Col. Chris Garver, a
U.S. military spokesman.
“We’ve just started to focus our

operations..’ We have n months to”

go to see if we are going to suc-
ceed or not.”

Maj. Gen.; Joseph Fil, com-
mander of U.S. forces in Bagh-
dad, attributed the reduction in
violence not only to the
increased security presence but
also to an apparent decision by
’ the militias and insurgents to
lay low for a while.

“But make no mistake, we do
not believe ... that’s going to
continue, and we do expect
there are going to be some very
rough, difficult days ahead,” Fil
said. “And this enemy knows
how — they understand lethal-
‘ity and they have a thirst for
-blood like I have never seen
anywhere before.”

The contrasting outlooks cut

across the entire mission,

dubbed Operation Law and.

Order, which seeks to reclaim
the streets. Powerful militias
and freelance vigilantes have
carved Baghdad into fiefdoms
and made even daily errands a
gamble that .could end with a
car bombing or gunfire.

The Iraqis are eager to show
clear progress to boost the lead-
ership of Prime Minister Nouri

al-Maliki. U.S. commanders,
however, are approaching the
neighbor-by-neighbor.sweep as
a methodical campaign without
quick victories — learning from
past mistakes of pouring
through an area, only to find
that militiamen simply went
underground and returned after
American forces left.

“We are just-at the beginning
stages,” reminded Garver.

But evidence of the offensive
against militants appeared
around the country.

Borders to Iran and Syria
have been temporarily sealed
in attempts to foil suspected
supply routes. In Diyala
province northeast of Baghdad,
U.S. forces are under sharply
escalating attacks from Sunni
Muslim insurgents — suggest-
ing that some groups have shift-
ed from Baghdad to other areas
to sidestep the crackdown in the
capital.

U.S. military officials said
demolition experts destroyed a
bomb-making factory they
linked to the al-Qaida in Iraq
faction in Salman Pak, just
southwest of Baghdad. The
statement said the workshop
conitaified about t 0b0"potinds ”
of explosives.

But doubt was cast on anoth-
er reported blow to al-Qaida in
Iraq.

The Interior Ministry said
that leader Abu Hamza al-
Muhajir, also known as Abu
Ayyub al-Masri, was wounded
and an aide killed Thursday in a
clash with Iraqi forces near Bal-
ad, north of Baghdad.

4

Garver, the U.S. military ©

spokesman, later said the Pen-
tagon had no information that
al-Masri was hit. The al-Masri
deputy reported killed, identi-
fied as Abu Abdullah al-Maje-
maai, was detained last week
and remains in jail, said an Iraqi
army officer, who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because he
was not authorized to disclose
the information.

In a statement posted on an
Islamic militant Web site on Fri-
day, the al-Qaida-affilated
Islamic State of Iraq purport-
edly denied that al-Masri was
wounded. It said the Iraqi gov-
ernment was “making up such
news that has been denied even
by their masters, the Ameri-
cans.”

Iraqi security officials also
said 34 armed men belonging
to a messianic Shiite cult were
detained near Hillah, about 60
miles south of Baghdad.

The Soldiers of Heaven, or
Jund al-Samaa, cult was
involved in a fierce gunbattle
last month with Iraqi forces who
accused it of planning to kill
Shiite clerics and others in a bid
to force the return of the “Hid-
den Imam” — a descendant of
the Prophet Muhammad who
disappeared as a child in the 9th
century. Shiites believe he will
return one day to bring justice.

In mosques Friday, some
Muslim clerics supported the
general goals of the military
push to calm Baghdad. But oth-
ers used the weekly prayers to
denounce the American troop
buildup in Baghdad.

Political leaders, too, quar-
reled over the widening securi-
ty sweeps — reflecting starkly
Opposing perspectives among
Iraq’s two Muslim groups.

The majority Shiites have
generally favored the campaign
as a way to neutralize Sunni mil-
itant groups, blamed for waves
of recent car bombings. Sunnis

“— who enjoyed a privileged

position under Saddam Hussein
— believe Shiite factions will
use the military push to try to
cement controls of key areas in
Baghdad.

Sunni lawmaker Dhafir Al-
Ani said on Al-Arabiya televi-
sion that the Baghdad security
plan had lost the “element of
surprise” because it was
announced long in advance, giv-
ing Shiite militiamen time to
flee to Iran.

He also claimed Shiite mili-
tias had provided security forces
with some of the names on their
wanted list.

But a Shiite lawmaker, Hadi
Al-Amiri, backed the U.S.-Iraqi
crackdown as a way to “target
all those who cause the Iraqi
bloodshed.”

In Geneva, the International
Organization for Migration
offered a bleak picture of Iraqis
trying to escape the violence
and insecurity. Nearly 18,000
people have left their homes in
the past three weeks in central
and southern Iraq — some flee-
ing for the borders and others
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choice for Bahamas future’

“It is rumored that there was a multi-million
dollar price on the British Colonial property,
however, nowhere not even my impeccable
source, can I find any confirmation of the sale
price,” he said.

Mr Carey. challenged Mr Ingraham to con-
firm the terms of that agreement — highlighting
that the FNM had only signed four during their
nine years in office.

“Surely there was a price to acquire the free-
hold of this prime waterfront property, but who
knows? Mr Ingraham, the people wish to know
what and if there was a consideration? The lat-
est Central Bank statistics indicate that our For-





eign Reserves, now exceed $550,000,000 — incred-
ibly between December 2006 and January 2007
an increase of over $60,000,000 over the previous
month.

“The Bahamian people deserve the truth and
the truth is that the FNM government is not
going to be a better choice for the future. Their
misinformation campaign and inability to clear-
ly state what solutions they have for our country
speaks volumes to where their political cam-
paign is headed.

“They simply want power at all costs and have’
no clear idea of what they will do to make this.
country a better place,” he-said.



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Police officer
transfers await

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of
National Security, Cynthia Pratt, said that the
process surrounding the transfer of senior police
officers has been completed, and the timing of the
execution of these transfers is within the discretion
of the Police Commissioner.

Mrs Pratt made these remarks as she left the
ceremony for the contract signing for the new
straw market.

There has been significant public controversy
on the possible transfer of Assistant Police Com-
missioner Reginald Ferguson from his post as
crime chief, to head the police college.

final execution

Some have suggested that the move is politi-
cally motivated, as Mr Ferguson is the brother of
an FNM candidate.

However, DPM Pratt has strenuously denied
these claims. She has previously asserted that
transfers are a routine part of career develop-
ment for senior officers.

Many view such a move as a demotion that
could be intended to force Mr Ferguson into
retirement.

Freeport Assistant Police Commissioner Ellis-
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007

SECTION

Fax: (242) 328-2398

E-Mail: sports@100jamz.com

Taureano
heads to
Independent
Tournament

@ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter :

FRESH of his close loss
in the first round of the
Pan Am qualifying tourna-
ment, welterweight Taure-
ano ‘Reno’ Johnson will
join three other boxers
heading to the Indepen-
dent Tournament.

Johnson, light-welter-
weight Levan Hinsey,
lightweight Valentino
Knowles and featherweight
Levar Stewart will leave on
Thursday for Santiago,
Dominican Republic.

They will travel with
coaches Andre Seymour
and Stevie ‘the Heat’
Larimmore.

» The team, according to
Amateur Boxing Federa-
tion of the Bahamas’ presi-
dent Wellington Miller,
will compete against box-
ers from the Caribbean,
Mexico and the larger
Spanish-speaking coun-
tries.

_The tournament will
serve as a tune-up for the
boxers before they travel
to Argentina on March 13
to compete in the second
round of the Pan Am qual-
ifier.

“This is to get these guys
warm up for the second
Pan Am qualifier, especial-
ly Valentino Knowles and
Levar Stewart,” Miller
stressed. “They will see
these same boxers again, so.
it will be good for them to
go there and meet with
them and box against them
so they can see how com-
petitive they are.”

While Knowles, Stewart
and Johnson will all be
going to Argentina, while
Hinsey willtravelto —
Trinidad for the third qual-
ifying tournament. But in
the meantime, Hinsey is
expected to compete in
some other local tourna-
ments.

Johnson is back from
Venezuela where he com-
peted in the first round of
the qualifying tournament.
He lost 21-19 in a bout that
Miller felt he should have
won.

“The tape I saw with
Reno to me, he won that
bout, so I’m confident that
Reno will qualify in the
next tournament and we
will have at least two or
even three boxers qualify
for the Pan Am Games,”
Miller projected.

He said Johnson will go
to Argentina as the top
ranked welterweight,
which should mean that he
should have a legitimate
chance to qualify.

All of the boxers have
been training Cuba and
according to Miller, the
coaches there have
expressed high praise for
all of them, especially
Knowles.

“They see some great
potential in him, so if we
can keep him and the rest
of them in Cuba, we can
expect some great things
from all of them,” Miller
stated. .

“With this senior group
of boxers that we have now

grooming, amateur boxing ©
will really take off in the
future.”

Next month, Miller said
they will be taking a group
of the new boxers to New
Jersey to compete in a
tournament there and then
they will turn their focus
on the Carifta Boxing
Championships St. Martin
in June.

Miller said they are seek-
ing the public’s financial
assistance as they would
have spent $7,000 along on
sending the boxers off to
the first two qualifying
tournaments alone.



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(Photo: Tim Clarke)’

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By BRENT STUBBS
_ Senior Sports Reporter

MARK Knowles and Daniel
Nestor are now just one match
away from winning their sec-
ond men’s doubles at the Open
13 in Marseilles final in Paris,
France.

The top seeded team, who
are ranked at number three on
the Stanford ATP Double
Race, are making their fourth
appearance in the tournament.

They won the title in 2004
over the team of Czech Repub-
lic’s Martin Damm and Cyril
Suk, but they lost the past two
titles to Damm and Stepanek.

Knowles and _ Nestor
advanced to the final yesterday
by ousting the team of Ivan Lju-
bicic and Lovro Zovko of Croa-
tia in straight set scores of 6-1,
6-3.

When they play on Sunday,
Knowles and Nestor will be
making their second appearance
in a final this year. They got to

the final in Sydney when they

lost to Hanley-Ullyett.
Knowles and Nestor are com-
ing off a quarter-final loss to
the world’s top team of Ameri-
can twin brothers Bob and
Mike Bryan at the Australian
Open.
“Everything is going well so
far. We’re into another final,”
said Knowles in an interview
with The Tribune yesterday.
“We won three solid matches. It
was a good week following our
efforts at the Australian Open.
“This is our first tournament

indoors so far this year. We've -

done well in the past. This is
our fourth year in the final at

this event..We’ve had some
good performances here. We’ve
won the tournament before. So
we would love to win it again
this year.”

Knowles and Nestor have not
lost a set so far in the tourna-
ment. They now await the win-

ner of today’s other half of the -

semi’s between the teams of
Arnaud Clement and Michael
Llodra from ‘France or
Yves Allegro from Switzerland
and Nicolas Mahut from
France.

The team of Clement and
Llorda defeated Knowles and
Nestor last year, but Knowles
and Nestor have had success
against Allegro and Mahut with
different partners.

“Either way, it’s going to be a
tough match, but one that we
are looking forward to,” he stat-
ed.

And regardless of whoever it
is, Knowles said they are hoping
that they will prevail with the
hype they are on right now.

“We’ve been playing well so
far this week, getting the job
done and not letting our oppo-
nents get into the match,”
Knowles reflected. “You have
to expect-the-best from the
opposition; but we have been
playing very well.

“We really like the way we’re
playing. So in the final, we just
have to concentrate and play
the sort of tennis that we know
we are capable of playing, espe-
cially in big matches being the
final.” ;

Knowles is going after his
45th doubles title, albeit not all
of them have been with Nestor,
who has clinched one more than
Knowles.

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PRESIDENT SAYS BODY ‘EVEN-HANDED’

Resignation —
query dodged,
but possibility
not dismissed

By BRENT DEAN

PRIME. Minister Perry

Christie dodged the question
yesterday of whether he would
ask for the resignation of
Labour and Immigration Min-

ister Shane Gibson. However,

he did not rule out the possibil-
ity that it could happen.

In his first public comment
on the international controver-
sy created after the publication
of photographs of Mr Gibson
and the late Anna Nicole Smith
in intimate embrace, Mr
Christie said:

“Prime ministers have the
right to do that at anytime they
feel (to dismiss a minister). That
is something that is always with-
in the power of a prime minis-
ter. This prime minister is
known by the people of this
country to do the right thing
and always to do the right thing
in his time.”

This was Mr Christie’s reply
to a question by Darold Miller
of the. Gems Network as to
whether he would ask for Mr
Gibson’s resignation. Mr
Miller’s interview with Mr
Christie came at the end of the
signing of the contract for the
construction of the new straw
market.

Mr Christie’s brief comment
did not represent an over-

Chalks
resumes

AES
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CHALKS International
Airways has resumed its ser-
vice to the Bahamas.

The airline — which was
made to pay a $50 million
settlement to the families of
the victims of the 2005 Bimi-
ni crash — had its licence to
operate flights to the
Bahamas renewed on Janu-

_ary 9.

Chalks will now once
again be’ offering four flights
a week out of Nassau, Bimi-
ni and Freeport to Fort
Lauderdale.

However, it will be flying
leased landplanes, rather
than its trademark sea-
planes.

Chalks International Air-
ways — formerly Chalks
Ocean Airways — was
grounded for more than a

SEE page 8



whelming vote of confidence in
the embattled Immigration min-
ister. It did indicate, however,
that the final decision on Mr
Gibson’s fate has not yet been
made.

Sources have said that signif-
icant financial backers of the
PLP have already suggested
that Mr Gibson be denied a
nomination in the coming elec-
tion'because of the protracted
scandal with Ms Smith - which
could cloud the PLP’s election
campaign.i

The current scandal regard-
ing the photographs with Mr
Gibson and Ms Smith culmi-

“nates months of controversy
surrounding their relationship.
Mr Gibson admitted being a

' close friend of Ms Smith. This
declaration led many to suggest
that this friendship helped “fast
track” Ms Smith’s residency
permit.

: The controversy arising from
this friendship has led Opposi-
tion Leader Hubert Ingraham
to ask the police commissioner
and the attorney general to
investigate claims that Mr Gib-
son received a Rolex watch as a
gift from Ms Smith.
| In an recent interview in
response to the publishing of
the photos, Mr Gibson denied

receiving a Rolex watch. How-,

ever, when asked if he had
received any gifts in general,
Mr Gibson stated that he did
not remember receiving any
gifts.

In answer to further ques-
tions by Mr Miller, Mr Christie
said he will not allow this Smith-
Gibson controversy distract him
from governance.

' “A government must never
be distracted by major issues
like Anna Nicole Smith, we
must never be distracted by
| that. However much the inter-
national world would love to
talk about it and see it, we have
‘jan obligation to the people of
‘this country to govern. And
_, whereas the opposition, trying,
| grasping desperately, for some
‘way of getting a nudge, would
wish to deal with that we must

|

‘'not. be distracted. We have to

deal with our issue we have to
deal with our issue sensibly, we
must deal with it properly, we
must deal with it with integrity,

‘but we must never ever depart
‘from governance in this coun-
“try,” he said.

i The controversy surround-

ing Mr Gibson may bring into

|| play the Golden Gates con-

_ Stituency, which the PLP won

by over. 1,300 votes in the last
election.

At the end of his brief inter-

’ view, Mr Christie was to attend

' a meeting with his parliamen-
tary group. At that meeting he
confirmed Mr Gibson’s matter
will be discussed.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007

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erry

not be distracted by the furore surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s death.

* (Photo: Tim Clarke/T ribune staff)

$23m Straw Market
contract is signed

By BRENT DEAN

A TWENTY-THREE mil-
lion dollar contract was signed
yesterday for the construction
of the new straw market in
downtown Bay Street. This
building, which is scheduled to
be completed by August 2008,
will represent the largest sum
of money the government has

‘Veteran Straw Market vendors were overjoyed that a long overdue contract

invested in any single govern-
ment building, according to
Works and Utilities Minister
Bradley Roberts.

Mr Roberts unveiled details
of the new facility yesterday at a
signing ceremony at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel with Mr
Ashley Glinton, President of
Wooslee Dominion Construc-

‘ tion Ltd.

‘The new facility will replace
the old straw market that was
completely destroyed by fire on
September 4, 2001.

The facility will feature three
levels and will house 600 ven-
dors. The third level of the mar-
ket will include a five thousand

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THE Bahamas govern-
ment was urged yesterday
to “back away from Howard
K Stern’s sinking ship”
suffer the consequences.

Californian attorney
Debra Opri said neither

Prime Minister Perry
Christie nor Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson
could save the lawyer who
claims to be father of Anna

“Nicole Smith’s baby girl.

Ms Opri, who represents
photographer Larry Birk-
head in his bid to establish
paternity, called on Bahami-
an legal authorities to pro-
ceed with a fraud suit which
could lead to DNA tests on
baby Dannielynn.

And she dismissed claims
by Mr Stern’s attorney
Wayne Munroe that she and
Mr Birkhead were not pur-
suiing the paternity issue
through the Bahamian
courts.

“This is a misrepresenta-
tion of the facts,” she told
The Tribune in an exclusive
interview, “the reality is that

_as long as there is a pending

paternity action in Los
Angeles, we cannot and will
not muddy the waters and
throw away four months of
hard work.”

Ms Opri said she and Mr
Birkhead had to exhaust
their legal obligations in
California to protect her
client’s rights and avoid any
“jurisdictional” conflict.

She accused Mr Stern and
his lawyer of trying to delay
the fraud action in the
Bahamas, but urged the
court system to facilitate it.

As the Anna Nicole con-
troversy continued to boil
over in Nassau, Ms Opri

_ made it clear that she has

eye-witness testimony that
would confirm once and for
all the true nature of Mr
Gibson’s relationship with
Ms Smith.

And she said her action
on the birth certificate
would highlight the fact that
Mr Stern was “second
choice” as father of Dan-
nielynn, realtor Ben Thomp-
son having been selected
first by Ms Smith.

She said there were two ,
reasons for, Mr Stern being j}
in Nassau - the first his
desire to get away from Mr
Birkhead making demands
for his child.

“She had wanted to go
into detox,” said Ms Opri, ;
“She wanted to get herself
off methadone.”

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Campari Lady
Nathalie skipper
confident ahead
of ‘Catch Me If
You Can’ regatta

m@ SAILING
By KELSIE
JOHNSON

Sports Reporter

THE ‘Catch Me if
You Can’ regatta has
Eleazor ‘Sailing Bar-
ber’ Johnson calling all
skippers and regatta
fans to the Montagu
Shores today — to wit-
ness what he is calling
the biggest ‘beating on
the sea.’

According to John-
son, the Valentine’s
Day Regatta, which
draws a lot of fans, will
be an historic one for
his boat, the Campari
Lady Nathalie.

He admitted that
there is a long line of
boats and skippers that
have confirmed their
participation in the
regatta, but, he says,
none will be able to
‘catch’ him if their A
skills aren’t present on
the sea.

Johnson, who is hop-
ing to seal the Campari
Lady Nathalie’s status
as one of the best boats
to hit the high seas,
went as far to say that
“the other boats are no
match for my boat.”

He said: “I am going
to paint the water red
for them. The Campari
Lady Nathalie will
have everyone on the
shore scratching their
heads when she hits the
water.

“T want everyone to
remember what I am
saying to them. When
the race starts, the
regatta will have the

Campari Lady Nathalie

leading the pack.

“T know a lot of them
will be coming after
me, the Valentine’s
Day Regatta always
has the Campari Lady
Nathalie’s name all
over it.

“Everyone knows
this is my regatta, big
things happen for me at
this regatta. I just
want them to know that
she is ready and if you
want to beat her you
better bring all you
have to the sea.”

Johnson said he does-
n’t want the weather,
that is threatening to
come on Saturday, to
scare any of the sailors,
but said that the speéd
the new Campari Lady
Nathalie has will leave
them all shaking in
their boots.”

The regatta is set to
start at 10am on Satur-
day morning with the
optimist sailing.

Action in the senior
division will start
around 12 noon with
boats competing for
the top prizes in the A-
C classes.

The Regatta will con-
tinue on Sunday, begin-
ning at lpm.

Some of the boats
confirmed are the Bar-
barian, Thunderbird,
Crazy Partner, Red
Stripe, Southern
Cross, Who Dat, The
Red Hot Thunderbird
and The New Coura-
geous. ,

There will also be
onshore activities for
regatta fans, which will
include a Junkanoo_..
Rush out by the Valley
Boys.

Johnson said: “This is
going to be a big event
and we are inviting all
to come down and see
the race.

“My boat is ready
and the other boats say
they ready but you
know how. that goes. I
am only concerned
with my boat and by
the end of the day
everyone will know
who is the big boat and
the best boat in the
Bahamas.”

The next regatta on
schedule will be the
Frank Hanna All
Andros Regatta.

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Work in progress’ ends
in success for Falcons

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS National Bap-
tist Missionary and Educa-

tional Convention’s president

Rev. Dr. William Thompson
said the Jordan Prince William
Falcons’ unprecedented dou-
ble dose of victory in basket-
ball was the culmination of a
work in progress.
Thompson, the pastor of
Faith United Missionary Bap-

tist Church and president of -

the Bahamas Christian Coun-
cil, said six years ago, the quest
began when they brought in
Dexter Cambridge to coach
the team.

After Cambridge’s depar-
ture last year, they acquired
the service of Godfrey
McQuay. 7

Under McQuay, the Falcons
secured both of the Bahamas
Association of Independent
Secondary Schools’ junior and
senior boys basketball titles
over the St. John’s Giants on
Tuesday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

“We felt that we were able
to put together the big num-
bers (in terms of entries) for
track and field right now, so
we’ve decided to go all out

i in basketball,” Thompson stat-
: ed.

“We felt that if worked hard
to get coaches, we would be
able to compete in that area
because we truly believe that
basketball belongs to us .”

After Cambridge, who cap-
tured the senior boys title two
years ago before he lost in the
final to the Bahamas Acade-
my Stars last year, left to go to
his homeland of Eleuthera,
Thompson said Jordan Prince
Williams’ head of the physical
education department, Hattie
Moxey, felt that the best choice
to replace him would have
been McQuay.

“After we lost to Bahamas
Academy last year, we left
from there with a sad, not bit-
ter taste,” Thompson reflect-

ictory

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ed. “So we made an effort to
come back and do it all over
again this year.

“But we also found out this
year is that our juniors have
now stepped up to the point
where we can get a feeder sys-
tem, based on their perfor-
mance.”

Although they didn’t win,
Thompson also praised the
senior girls, who reached the
final, only to lost to St. John’s
in two straight games.

“It shows that we have put a

for Marc



@ JORDAN Prince William Falcons senior boys celebrate.

lot of time into finding the right
match between coach and stu-
dents,” Thompson stressed.
“We feel we've put together a
good programme and I want
to thank all involved.”

In due time, Thompson said
Jordan Prince William will hit
the streets of New Providence
in a-massive celebrations as
they host a float parade like
they did two years ago.

However, he said they
haven’t finalised the date
because of all of the logistics

that they have to work out.

“We want to close down this
town for a while,” Thompson
projected. “We’ve not only
inviting the entire school, but
old scholars and Baptist lead-
ers from around the country.

“We're really proud of our
accomplishments and we feel
that we are really on to some-
thing, just as long as we con-
tinue to promote it.”

With the prestigious Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic
for senior boys scheduled to



(BIS Photo: Patrick Hanna)

get underway on Monday at
the Kendal Isaacs Gym,
Thompson said they want to
wait to see the outcome of
the Falcons’ performance
there.

“We are confident that we
can win the Hugh Campbell,”
he proclaimed. “We feel that
because of how quickly it
moves, the endurance plays a
key factor.

“But we feel that our players
are in that kind of condition to
be able to handle it.”

Boxing legend Dundee is
scheduled special guest

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BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

LEGENDARY Angelo
Dundee, who at one time played
a role in helping to groom Ray
Minus Jr., is scheduled to come to
town for First Class Promotions’
next professional fight.

Still closely associated with
Minus Jr., although he’s retired
and now coaching, Dundee will
be the special guest at the Thurs-
day, March 1 show at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

Dubbed ‘Trouble in the Camp,’
the show will feature challenger
Alkena ‘the Punisher’ Saunders,
6-4-1, as he takes on champion .
Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey,
13-1, for his Bahamas super mid-
dleweight belt in the 10-round
main event.

According to Michelle Minus,
the promoter of First Class Pro-
motions and the wife of Minus
Jr., it’s significant for them to
have Dundee as their. special
guest.

“Anyone who mentions the
word boxing, names like Angelo
Dundee will come to mind,”
Minus pointed out. “It’s such a
honour to have him here in our
presence at one of our shows.

“Something like that, I think,
will definitely boost the fans par-
ticipation because some of them
have never met him. So that is
going to be very interesting.”

During the 1980s and early
1990s when Minus Jr. was in his
mind, Dundee worked closely
with his camp and even offered to
take him under his wing in Mia-
mi, Florida.

But Minus Jr’s father, Ray
Minus Sr., opted not to allow his
son to leave the Bahamas.
Instead, he kept his base here in
the Bahamas. Some say the deci-
sion may have affected his career.

But Dundee, according Minus,
likes what he’s heard about the
direction First Class Promotions
is heading with boxers like Mack-
ey and Meacher ‘Pain’ Major and
wants to re-establish his commit-
ment to the Bahamian boxers.

He will be working as an advis-
ing agent, according Minus, who
noted that from March 14-17,



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Minus Jr and Mackey will head to
Miami where they will get some
training tips from Dundee as he
looks ahead to a possible Com-
monwealth title fight sometime
this year.

“The guys are young and so
he’s very comfortable in working
with us,” she stated.

While the show is scheduled
for Thursday, March 1, Minus
said as soon as his travel arrange-
ments are finalised, they will
secure a Series of events sur-
rounding his stay in the Bahamas.

In addition to watching the title
fight, Dundee will also see
Alpachino ‘the Banger’ Allen, 2-
0, go up against Wilson ‘Kid
Wonder’ Theophile, 6-2, in a
four-round middleweight bout.

The remainder of the card will’
showcase Anthony ‘Psycho’
Wood, 4-5 against Hensley ‘the
Bruiser’ Strachan, 2-1 in a junior
welterweight bout; Damian ‘the
Blade’ Tinker against a Jamaican
opponent in a lightweight bout;
Ryan ‘Big Youth, McKenzie, 4-0,
against Jamaican Patrick ‘the
Hanger’ Taylor, 1-0-1, in a light
heavyweight rematch and Antho-
ny ‘the Kid’ Dummett, 1-2, versus
Ricardo ‘One Shot’ Bethel, 3-7, in
a middleweight bout.

All of those bouts will be con-
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Associated Press

UNSEEDED Croatian
Ivo Karlovic upset second-
seeded American James
Blake 6-7 (4), 7-6 (11), 6-4
to advance to the quarter-
finals of the SAP Open on
Thursday.

The 6-foot-10 Croatian,
who’s ranked 103rd in the
world, used 29 aces to beat
the sixth-ranked Blake.
Karlovic saved five match
points in the second
tiebreaker.

Top-seeded Andy Rod-
dick defeated wild-card
Sam Querrey in workman-
like fashion, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to
advance to the quarterfi-
nals.

Blake had Karlovic
down 30-love in the second
set while leading 5-4, but
Karlovic came back to tie
the match 5-5 and win it in
the tiebreaker.

“After I lost my serve, I
knew that it was my only
chance to break him and
win the set,” Karlovic said.
“ After I won the set, | felt

‘really up. And felt my

playing level go up.”

After taking the set,
Karlovic began to attack
Blake’s game instead of
relying on his booming
serve, which was clocked at
more than 140 mph.

“ After winning the sec-
ond set, I became more
aggressive in going after
his serve and I felt more
confident on the court,”
Karlovic said.

. Karlovic is coming off a
left knee injury last year.
He faces fifth-seeded
Mardy Fish, who defeated
Sam Warburg 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

“It’s disappointing to
lose,” Blake said. “There’s

no one to blame but myself |

for the errors I made out
there. I couldn’t make a
first serve. I had few match
points to get and I couldn’t
close him out.

Blake had trouble deal-
ing with Karlovic’s height
and service. |

“J wasn’t used to dealing
with the angle it was com-
ing in,” Blake said. “I see a
lot of big serves dealing
with Andy (Roddick). But
you don’t see anyone com-
ing from 6-foot-10. I felt I
got on it well enough to
win, but I didn’t take
advantage of him when I
need to.”

Roddick, the fourth-
ranked player in the world,
improved his SAP Open
record to 19-3, but had
trouble with his serve all
night, delivering just 11
aces.

“Two years ago, I feel
like Sam was an after-
school tennis player,” said
Roddick, who trains with
Querry. “Now he’s playing

-with great stuff and I think

he’s learning every day.
He’s not going to get
blown out a lot.”

Querry stayed alive by
serving 20 aces, but was
done in when Roddick
converted on triple match
point during the tiebreak-

er.

Roddick will face eighth-
seeded Vincent Spadea in
the quarterfinals.

Fourth-seeded Marat
Safin of Russia also
advanced when he defeat-
ed unseeded Lu Yen-hsun
of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 5-7,
6-4. Safin is ranked 25th in
the world and Yen-hsun is
93rd.

“T had a hard time out
there,” Safin said. “He
doesn’t make many
unforced errors, I just had
to rely on my experience to
beat him.”

Safin, who is playing in
his first SAP Open, faces
Germany’s Benjamin
Becker in the quarterfi-
nals.

Earlier Thursday,
Hyung-Taik Lee, Becker
and Spadea also reached
the quarterfinals.

Lee beat Simon Greul 6-

. 2, 7-6, Becker downed

Bjorn Phau 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
and Spadea outlasted Feli-
ciano Lopez 4-6, 7-5, 7-6.

The quarterfinals will
also feature Lee against
defending champion Andy
Murray.















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WELLINGTON,
New Zealand
Associated Press

SHANE BOND took five
wickets, and Stephen Flem-
ing and Lou Vincent
smashed half centuries to
give New Zealand to a 10-
wicket win over waning
World Cup favorite Aus-
tralia in the first Chappell-
Hadlee limited-overs crick-
et match Friday.

Bond's 5-23 on a lively
pitch allowed New Zealand

to dismiss Australia for 148

in 49.3 overs, its lowest all-
out total in one-day cricket
in 14 years.

Fleming (70) and Vincent
(77) then took advantage of
innocuous bowling and
incompetent fielding to
inflict the first 10-wicket
defeat in Australia's limit-
ed-overs history.

Vincent hit a six off the

last ball of the 27th over to’

finish the match and end
the highest first wicket part-
nership for New Zealand
against Australia, and its
first century opening part-
nership against the Aus-
tralians in 22 years.

The loss was Australia's
third straight in limited-
overs matches, its first run
of three consecutive defeats
in four years.

Confidence

Australia was attempting
to rebuild its confidence,
and World Cup momentum,
according to stand-in cap-
tain Michael Hussey, after
consecutive losses to Eng-
land in the two-match finals
of its own limited-overs tri-
series.

"It's not a nice feeling I
can tell you," said Hussey,
who was leading Australia
for the second time in his
career in the absence of
Ricky Ponting.

"It's a demoralizing loss
I guess," he said. "It was
just disappointing all round.
Everything seemed to go
the wrong way. I guess it
can only go up from here."

Hussey lost the toss and
Australia was sent in on a
wicket retaining moisture
after recent rain which

tions after struggling for




SPORTS |

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 5B



seamed excessively
throughout its innings.
Bond relished the condi-

form throughout the tri-
series and cut a broad
swathe through the Aus-
tralian batting order. He
used movement in the air
and off the seam, along
with subtle changes of pace
to confound the Australian
batsman, taking his five
wickets from 9.3 overs.

Bond bowled three of his’

victims: Brad Haddin for
six, Nathan Bracken for 0
and Brad Hogg for 20, end-
ing the Australian innings
with Hogg's wicket.

Performance

He had Phil Jaques
caught by Daniel Vettori
from the fourth ball of his

first over and he brilliantly.

caught Cameron White off
his own bowling to cap a
virtuoso performance.
Hussey produced a cap-
tain's innings of 42 from 96
balls to provide his side's
only determined resistance.
None of the Australian
batsmen mastered the con-
ditions — so dissimilar to
their own — and Matthew
Hayden labored 39 balls for
14 and Brad Hodge 49 balls
for 22.
"Everything for them
went wrong and everything
for us went right, right from
the toss," Fleming said.
"They had the worst of the

pitch, it got better for us

and we rode our luck."
Vincent hit his 73 from 87
balls with eight fours and
two sixes and Fleming,
shaking off criticism of his
form, also had eight fours
and two sixes in his 70.
The second match of the
three-match series is in
Auckland on Sunday.

@ AUSTRALIA'S Shane
Watson bats in front of
New Zealand wicket keeper
Brendon McCullum in the
one day international Chap-
pell Hadlee cricket match
at Westpac Stadium,
Wellington, New Zealand,
Friday, February 16, 2007.

(AP Photo/NZPA,
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By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

IMMIGRATION Minister
Shane Gibson’s father “King”
Eric Gibson was seen yesterday
entering the Eastern Road
home ‘Horizons’, which in the
past week has become the
Bahamas’ newest tourist attrac-
tion.

Scores of taxis could be seen
in the past week driving up to
and stopping at the $900,000


















mansion — the last residence of
the deceased celebrity Anna
Nicole Smith and reportedly
currently the home of her part-
ner Howard K Stern and her
five-month-old baby Dan-
nielynn.

According to reports, ‘ ori-
zons’ lias become a much-
demanded stop for visitors tour-
ing New Providence, with large
tour buses even making it part
of their sight-seeing routes.

In Florida yesterday, the
heated dispute over the remains
of Ms Smith dragged on.

In the 2001 will of the former
Playboy Playmate, which was
released to the media, it was
stipulated that her partner and
long-time attorney Mr Stern be
given the property from her
estate to hold in trust for her
son Daniel — who has since died

in the Bahamas.

However, the document does
not specify where Ms Smith
wanted to be buried.

The legal battle over her
body is scheduled to, continue
on Tuesday in front of Fort
Lauderdale Circuit Judge Larry
Seidlin.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas is
being described as the “wild
west of drugs” in the US media
in the wake of the sudden death
of the controversial celebrity.

Following the publication of a
photo allegedly showing Ms
Smith’s refrigerator at her East-
ern Road home ‘Horizons’,
which included the liquid drug
methadone, US newscasters
have been questioning how easy
it is to obtain illegal drugs in
the Bahamas.

Rahul Manchanda, consult-
ing attorney to one of the US’s
leading television stations Fox
News, was interviewed about
drug availability in the Bahamas
earlier this week on The O’Reil-
ly Factor and had the following
to say:

“The Bahamas is the wild
west of drugs, it has a real prob-
lem with illegal drugs.
Methadone is considered ille-
gal, but you can get anything
you want in the Bahamas.
There are also plenty of tax
shelters and a high level of bank
secrecy,” he said.

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By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

A FORMER hotel union boss claims the
Bahamas Industrial Tribunal is lop-sided in favour
of employers, to the disadvantage of employ-
ees, when hearing labour disputes.

In an exclusive interview with The Tribune,

Mr Alexander Thompson, former vice-president |

of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Work-
ers Union, said workers don’t often get a “fair
shake” when their matters appear before the tri-
bunal.

Mr Thompson suggested that worker repre-
sentatives be appointed to the tribunal so that
matters are resolved more equitably.

Under the Industrial Relations Act, the tri-
bunal is vested with the jurisdiction of vetting
and registering industrial agreements and also
settling all trade disputes referred to it by the

But president denies ex-union executive’s
claim, saying body ‘even-handed’

The act says the tribunal is intended to reduce
the cost of proceedings, allow tor easy accessi-
bility, proceedings are intended to be free from
technicalities, and it is intended that appointees to
the tribunal posts will bring with them expertise
from the field of labour or industry.

The tribunal consists of three members appoint-
ed by the Governor General acting on the advice
of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission,
of whom one is appointed president of the ‘Tri-
bunal and the other two are respectively appoint-
ed vice-presidents. -

Additionally, the act says that lawyers who
have practised for not less than ten years in the
Bahamas are qualified to be appointed a member

of the tribunal.

But according to Mr Thompson: “A worker
should be able to sit on the panel with the judge,
because the judges come from the legal world
and they can’t understand some of the internal
dynamics between a worker and an employer.”

For example, he said, tribunal judges cannot ful-
ly appreciate labour complaints of hotel workers,
because they themselves have never worked with-
in a hotel environment. ;

However, the law does provide the president of
the tribunal with the power to place representa-
tives [rom both sides on the tribunal.

The Industrial Relations Act says: “The presi-

one person from the panel appointed after con-
sultation with the association of employers and
one person from the panel appointed after con-
sultation with the trade unions of employees to sit
on the full tribunal.” .

But, Mr Thompson said the president’s discre-
tionary power is rarely applied.

He said: “The truth is that if conciliation is
unsuccessful, workers then have to go to the tri-
bunal where it turns into a legal situation and
the parties lose sight of the initial issue, because
workers end up arguing their cases against
lawyers.”

Mr Thompson said the relationship between
employers and employees in the Bahamas is still
one of “master and servant.”

The Tribune contacted the president of Indus-
trial Tribunal Harrison Lockhart and he chose not
to comment on the criticism.

However, Mr Lockhart said he believed the

Minister of Labour.

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here Anna Nicole Smith stayed in Nassau.

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Morton Salt: ‘We
won’t be bullied’

By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE MORTON Salt compa-
ny on Inagua has warned its
workers that it will not be bul-
lied into any position which will
jeopardise the efficiency and
productivity of its operations,
The Tribune can reveal.

The warning was issued in
response to the Bahamas Indus-
trial Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union threat of indus-
trial action against the company.

On Thursday, the BIMAWU
issued a press release, claiming
Morton Bahamas Limited was
refusing to continue negotia-
tions on their industrial agree-
ment.

_ The union said it has “no oth-

er alternative” than to apply to
the Minister of Labour for a
strike vote against the company.

In addition, the union said
the company’s negotiator
walked out of a scheduled meet-
ing last week, leaving many

issues, in respect to the contract,
unresolved.

The union’s press release
says: “The company is not trust-
worthy, and it appears as if they
are trying to stall as much as
possible.”

However, Morton Salt claims
it has always treated its employ-
ees with dignity and respect and
has provided a good way of life
for them on Inagua.

“The company continues to
diligently pursue with vigour
and energy its best efforts to
encourage the union to finalise
the agreement post haste,” said
managing director Glenn Ban-
nister.

Mr Bannister said the com:
pany’s chief negotiator ts a for-

' mer Director of Labour, and he

claims that most of the articles
in the contract have been
agreed and only several articles,
along with the economic pack-
age, remain outstanding.

In response to allegations
that the company has been
stalling negotiations, Mr Ban-

nister said: “During the first.

weeks of negotiations on Octo-
ber 2, 2006; 104 of 152 articles
and sub-sections put forward
were agreed, a 68 per cent suc-
cess rate.

“During the second session
of negotiations during the week
of November 13, 2006, one arti-
cle and six sub-sections of four
other articles were agreed. Dur-
ing the third session during the
week: of December 4, 2006, 14
of the remaining 35 sub-sections
were agreed, a 40 percent suc-
cess rate of the remaining arti-
cles on the table between the
parties.”

He said that on some “eco-
nomic issues” the company and
the union are some distance
apart.

But, he said, these items still
remain on the negotiating table.

According to Morton Salt, it
employs about 60 per cent of
the working population of
Inagua on a full-time basis and
also hires part-time workers on
a temporary basis when needed.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 5



‘FNM is
no better
than PLP’

THE BAHAMAS
Democratic Movement
(BDM) candidate for South
Beach Jermaine Higgs yes-
terday criticised FNM
leader Hubert Ingraham for
speaking out on corruption
in the PLP — charging that -
the FNM was no better than
the PLP.

Mr Higgs said that it was
time for the Bahamian peo-
ple to send both parties a
strong message and vote
both of them out of office.

“The statements made by

‘the former Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham at last
night’s FNM rally were
unbelievable. Who is he to
talk about inappropriate
and improper? How dare
he speak out on Anna
Nicole and Shane Gibson,”
he said.

Mr Higgs said asked of
Mr Ingraham to “please
inform the nation on the
permanent residence given
in a faster time than Anna
Nicole’s to the known (con-
vict) R H Kelly, (convicts)
Victor Kozeny and Derrick
Turner.”

“It is that same Horizons
residence which Mr Ronald
H Kelly, the child molest-
ing paedophile, occupied
when you entertained him
in this country as a perma-
nent resident and foreign
investor.

“Bahamians, please let us
not allow the chief manipu-
lator, agitator and dictator
that we all rejected less than
five years ago to raise any
point without responding to
his very own scandals,” he
said.

Mr Higgs said that if
Tommy Turnquest — the
former leader of the FNM
who was voted out as leader
during the party’s conven-
tion in November — cannot
trust Mr Ingraham, then
neither should the public.

“Can we afford to dismiss
the bad behavior, spiteful-
ness and arrogant attitude
as if human life has ‘nd”

worth,’ I ‘don’t think so: |"
_ vention on behalf of the feder-

Bahamians lets send Hubert
Ingraham a message that he
needs to go deeper in his
chambers and find some-
thing new because the same
old lies he’s speaking just
would not do.

“Who covers up for their
Cabinet Ministers, scandal
after scandal? Who? Hubert
Ingraham and Perry
Christie. Who allowed their
associates to squeeze the
public purse, time after
time? Who? Hubert Ingra-
ham and Perry Christie.

“Whose party does not
respect the laws of the
Bahamas enough that they
compromise the image of
the Bahamas by not speak-
ing out on corruption?
Hubert Ingraham and Perry
Christie. Peter is no better
than Paul. Ingraham no bet-
ter than Christie. It’s time
to send (them) a message,”
he said.

Christian Council criticised

over Anna Nicole response

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas Christian
Council was criticised over the
airwaves yesterday for its lack
of response to the Anna
Nicole/Shane Gibson scandal
that has caused many to call for
the minister’s resignation.

Noted attorney Paul Moss
and Halson Moultrie, the leader
of the Bahamas Freedom
Alliance (BFA), called for Mr
Gibson, the Minister of Immi-
gration, Labour and Training
to resign from his post imme-
diately, citing the damage this
recent scandal has caused the
entire country.

As guests yesterday on “Real

. Talk Live” with host Jeff Lloyd,

Mr Moss mentioned that this
“silence” from the Christian



THE government and Baha
Mar must find the means
whereby Bahamian golfers can
enjoy their right to play golf at
the Cable Beach golf course,
according to local QC Henry
Bostwick.

In a letter directed to the
president of the Bahamas Golf
Federation Agatha Delancy, Mr
Bostwick stated: “It is our con-
tention that the Bahamians
have an entitlement to play golf
at the Cable Beach golf course.

“It is our right. Moreover we
expect, indeed we demand,
preferential treatment at that
golf course. Baha Mar and the
government must find means
whereby golfers, independent
of the Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion, can enjoy their right not
to be, ousted from Cable Beach
by market forces or by any oth-
er alien force and at a rate
which is not inflated by the non-
Bahamian membership of the
BGF.

“We'congratulate you and
your executive for your inter-

ation. You succeeded in having
the rates lowered to an accept-
able amount for the entire fed-
eration, the membership of
which is currently comprised of
60 per cent non-Bahamian and
40 per cent Bahamians.

“That, however, was not what
we the Bahamian golfers were
seeking nor are we content to
accept and abide by the terms
agreed between ourselves and
Bahamar,” Mr Bostwick said in
his letter.

“That was not the purpose of
out demonstration. You may
recall that we mounted our
demonstration quite indepen-
dently of the BGF. Your organ-
isation felt that the matter might

_ be better handled by yourselves.

We agreed and gave you a man-

Council is indicative of them.
“The Christian Council is

antiquated, it’s outdated. I don’t |

know what the purpose of the
Christian Council is, but they
should have made a statement.
This thing involving the minister
is really going beyond the

bounds of just his party. It has |

gone internationally concern-
ing the Bahamas.

“Some would-be politicians
are talking to the international
press of how he has shamed the
Bahamas. And so we need to
address it. They should have
said something about it.

“Even though he may have
not done anything wrong, he
might have been entirely inno-
cent, the fact of the matter is, it
has caused the Bahamas to be
seen in a negative light,” Mr
Moss said.

BAN artist's impression of
Baha Mar’s $2.4

date to negotiate on our behalf
while at the same time agree-
ing to defer our demonstration.
What you have achieved does
not satisfy the Bahamian con-
tingent of demonstrators,” Mr
Bostwick said in the letter.

He added: “The facilities
which the government has com-

mitted itself-to provide both at’

Blue Hill and elsewhere are
long overdue. Both will serve
as the training ground for the
new generation of Bahamian
golfers and we shall all make
proper use of it. It will not, how-
ever, serve as the concentration
camp into which Bahamian
golfers will be impounded.”

US Embassy to




Mr Moss said that if the
Christian Council holds them-
selves as the “moral watchdogs”
of the country they should have
made a statement by now.

Mr Moultrie agreed on that
point, adding that perhaps the
emotional attachment of the
council to. the governing PLP
has jeopardised their position
of appearing objective.

“TI believe that, as a conse-
quence of that, the behaviour
or let’s say the silence of the
Christian Council, and some
other Christian organisations,
is a consequence of the political
fall-out that could occur if they
stand up and maintain the prin-
ciples of the Bible. Now you
know that is a sad state of
affairs,” Mr Moultrie said.

The BFA leader explained
that it is extremely difficult for

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any political organisation to
recover from such a scandal,
particularly as it appears that
Prime Minister Perry Christie
is reluctant to make a decision
on the matter. :

“It seems as if he is hoping
that it will just go away. And it
will not go away, particularly

with the US media involved. It .

will not go away,

“It will only get worse, so I
would suggest to him that he
makes a decision today. As
soon as possible,” he said.

Mr Moultrie highlighted a
troubling custom that is almost
becoming the norm — where
one wrong is justified by anoth-
er.

“In our environment we have
repeated examples where min-
isters, if some political leader
does wrong, instead of the min-

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“You know, we are at a sad,
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However, Mr Moultrie said
Mr Christie had found himself
“between a rock and a hard
place”.

He said there were many
other persons that the PM
would want to deal with, such as
Keod Smith, Kenyatta Gibson
and Sidney Stubbs, all of whom
he had some difficulty in han-
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Turning straw
into concrete







JUBILANT straw vendors gathered at the British Colonial
Hilton yesterday for the signing of a $23 million contract for the
_ construction of a new Straw Market.

The new market on downtown Bay Street will be completed by
August, 2008.

Before it was destroyed in September, 2001, Nassau’s famous
Straw Market was one of the largest in the world.

(Pictures: Timothy Clarke/Tribune Staff)

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FROM page one

year after the crash, which
claimed the lives of 20 people,
among them 11 Biminites.

After receiving the go-ahead
from the US federal govern-
ment to resume its operations,
Chalks began taking reserva-
tions for Bahamas flights on its
web site in November.

Just three months ago, a
Florida judge ruled that the
families of the victims receive
a larger than usual settlement
sum than is the case in other
aviation disasters.

A plaque to commemorate
the local victims of the crash
was unveiled in Alice Town,
Bimini in December by Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt.’

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Stern’s ‘sinking ship’ «.’

FROM page one

Ms Opri said Mr Stern tried
to keep Anna Nicole in the

Bahamas “but she did not want -

to be near Howard K Stern.”

“We lost Daniel (Anna
Nicole’s son), we lost Anna, and
we must now insist arfd urge the
government of the Bahamas to
step away from Howard Stern’s
sinking ship. The prime minister
and Shane Gibson can’t save
him.” -- -...

Ms Opri said people were
now looking at the issue of the
house (Horizons on Eastern
Road), the residency permit and
the court system. And they
were wondering about the sta-
tus’of Mr Stern “who can’t stay
there anymore.”

She added: “Dannielynn is

Straw Market _ °:
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square foot commercial space
‘and another five thousand
square foot space for a restau-
rant.

Additionally, the new mar-
ket will feature a one hundred
foot observation tower that will
offer panoramic views of the
city and harbour.

Mr Roberts said that com-
mercial spaces and an observa-
tion tower will serve as revenue
generators for the government,
thus allowing for the recovery
over time of some of the costs
of the investment.

The straw vendors will oper-
ate on levels one and two with
each vendor stall averaging thir-
ty-two square feet in size.
These stalls will also contain
storage space and will be
equipped with power and intel-
ligent technology services that
will allow for Internet services
and facilitate credit card trans-
actions.

The new facility will also con-
tain thirty-six individual toilets,
accessible to both staff and vis-
itors. This development seeks
to ease many complaints
regarding the unsanitary bath-
rooms at the previous and cur-
rent straw market facilities.

In his remarks, Mr Roberts
addressed criticisms levied
against the PLP government for
the length of time it has taken to
construct a new straw market.

The minister said that
exploratory work on the site

. NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROMEINA SYLVINA SAUNDERS
OF WEST END, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is ‘s
applying to the Ministerresponsible for Nationality and Citizenship, r
- for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, 4
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
17TH day of FEBRAURY, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE

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 17th day of February, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. '



is hereby given that
PODOLEO ST., P.O. BOX N-7060, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The

crash victims wore t-shirts and —_,
pins bearing the images and.
_ names of their loved ones at the’.

event. Si

Speaking about the crash ata | -
special ceremony, Chalks gen-. ,, |
eral manager Rajan Nair said ,.,
the period following the disaster,”
was a “very, very hard” one for ,,;; “: °
him and the airline staff to get y>7
through... rat

“I always say Chalks is not a“
US airline. We may have.a US. t~
certificate, but we are a‘:74
Bahamian airline, and the best '*"
days of my airline is-still ahead _.
of us,” he said. ma

Mr Nair said that he contin- |
ues to be amazed by the love 4, |
of the people of Bimini.

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Ms Opri said she had great © »::
respect for the Bahamian peo- 1
ple “but I don’t think they o+.!2
understand what their govern- vis
ment is doing and why.” e.
She wanted to know why so pitos
much favouritism was being s34s
shown to Mr Stern. “It is time °°:
for the government to back off,” : .*¥.
she said. 8 tet
Meanwhile, Mr Stern has 12115
been ordered to appear before a @ e°2>.
Californian court next Tuesday 1s")
in relation to the DNA test for .'
Dannielynn. He is not expected «,.
to comply.
He has also been told to «ny
appear before a Florida judge ° 7.1%
who is deciding the fate of ‘121:'
Anna Nicole’s body.

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the multiple hurricanes that — ~°-
affected the Bahamas during —‘ \*:
the early part of the PLP <<"
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according to Mr Roberts, focus 21°99
had to be directed towards the 7-5 -
devastation that resulted, along ‘3%:
with government’s commit- .—'=*
ments to education, social pro-
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for civil servants. ut
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occasion to criticise the former "!
FNM government for seeking
to place straw vendors in an (35)
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George Dock - rather than Bay * ~":!
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beginning of the revitalisation °+ .
plan for downtown Bay Street. +*<".
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MONDAY .-

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its meeting times and places: New Providence
Community Centre: Mondays - 6pm to 7pm. The
Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is
available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the thifd
Monday of every month at 6pm @ Doctors Hospi-
tal conference room.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colo-
nial Hilton Monday's at 7pm ¢ Club 612315 meets
Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach ¢ Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Mondays at 7pm. ‘

The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month in
the Board. Room of the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel, Bay St.

B@ THEATRE

“Bahamas On Stage Youtheatre presents Pinoc-
chio February 19 - 21. The shows will be held at the
National Centre for the Performing Arts. For more
information contact Gloria Darville at 323.5589

TUESDAY



@ HEALTH :

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-..

lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to 7pm./
8:30pm to 9:30pm. :

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323.4482 for more info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Seagrapes
location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor approval
is required. Call 364.8423 to register for more info.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets every
Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Holy Cross Community
Centre; Highbury Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets every
third Tuesday at SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach
at 12:30pm. We invite all community minded per-
sons to attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm

@ C C Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room,
College Avenue off Moss Road. © Club Cousteau
7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickcharney
Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros ¢ Club 7178
meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Psi Omega chap-
ter meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm @ the
Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort,
Cable Beach * Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets
every second Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House,
IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room © Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity meets every first Tuesday, 6:30pm
; at the British Colonial Hilton. Please call
-502.4842/377.4589 for more info.

The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets every
third Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the J P Whit-
ney Building, First Terrace, Collins Avenue.



- WEDNESDAY |

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports -

Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers
and numerous drink specials.

MHEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-









the main event



NEW EXHIBITION OPENING

Bahamian Art:

Pre-Columbian to the Present
OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: THURSDAY, FEB 22, 2007
This is a survey show on Bahamian Art History. It is
. designed to support the publication of the National
Art Gallery’s Educational Pack for teachers scheduled
_ for release in 2007.

lic of its meeting times and places: New Providence
Community Centre: Wednesday - 7pm to 8pm. The
Nassau Group: Rosetta Street, Wednesday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. :

FREE Health and Wellness Lectures are held the
first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at New
Providence Community Center Blake Road. For
more information call 327.1660 or 327.2878. FREE
Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
Screening.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas Support Group
meets every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm at
Cancer Headquarters, two doors south of ZNS.
Cancer patients, survivors, their family members
and friends are invited to attend. Phone 323.4482

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets every
Wednesday from 1pm — 2pm at East Villa Restau-
rant, East Bay Street. Always an interesting speak-

er-and great fellowship. If you would like to attend :

our meetings please send'an‘€-mail to bruno.pletsch-
er@gottardo.com or kathyvsmith@hotmail.com.

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30pm
every third Wednesday at the, Bahamas National
Pride Building.

International Training in Communication, Essence
Club #3173 holds it’s bi-monthly meetings on the Ist
and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Doctor's
Hospital Conference Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus meets
the second and fourth Wednesday of the month,
8pm @ St Augustine's Monastery:

The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach invites the pub-
lic to its regular weekly meeting held every Wednes-
day at 7:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton. Kiwa-
nis is a worldwide service organisation dedicated to
changing the world One Child, One Community at
a time."

School and Community Nature Walk and Petting
Zoo - Free Every Wednesday from lOam to 2:30pm
at Earth Village Ranch, St Albans Drive and

Columbus Avenue (Chippingham). Call (242)

356.2274 now to make reservations. Open to all
ages and groups Monday-Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

Inquire about additional activities and programmes. _

TM Club 2437 meets each Wednesday on the 4th
floor of the Ministry of Health, Meeting Street, at
6pm. :

THURSDAY

@ ENTERTAINMENT :
Shadowhand Entertainment presents an all Bahami-
an Talent Explosion this and every Thursday night
at the Patio Bar & Grill on Carmichael Road. This
event features upcoming Bahamian artist who are
ready to showcase their original material to the
world. There will also be a freestyle competition
every week which is open to the public at large.
Doors open at 8:30pm. Ladies free until 11pm -
Gentlemen - small door charge. See u there.

@ HEALTH

Free public health lectures featuring distinguished
physicians are held at Doctors Hospital every third
Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Doctors Hos-
pital Conference Room. Free screenings between
Spm & 6pm. For more information call 302.4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the public









its meeting times and places: The Nassau Group,
Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

. Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held

6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register for
more info.

REACH - Resources & Education for Autism and
Related Challenges meets from 7pm - 9pm the
second Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of
the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a breakfast
meeting every Thursday morning at 7am at the
British Colonial Hilton Hotel (Fellowship begins at
6:45am).

The Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets every
Thursday at 8pm at the Holy Cross Activity Centre,

soldier Road. Guests are welcome. ,

TR i
Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, second
and third Thursday at the Ministry of Health &
Environment building on Meeting Street com-
mencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend
¢ TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8:30pm @ Super-
Clubs Breezes.

International Association of Administrative Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thurs-
day of every month @ SuperClubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, 6pm.

The recently established National Insurance Board
Retiree Association (NIBRA), meets every fourth
Thursday in the month, in the National Insurance
Board's (NIB) training room, Wulf Road office
complex, at 6pm. All retirees are welcome.

The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its weekly
meeting, every Thursday at Choices Restaurant
on the campus of the College of the Bahamas. Fel-
lowship starts at 12:30pm, with the meeting held
from 1pm to 2pm.

KCK

@ CONCERT

Chariots of Fire Album release concert: Come see
and hear the best in gospel music, with perfor-
mances by Selector, Manifest, Counsellor, Mr Lynx,
Christian Massive and internationally acclaimed
recording artist Landlord and many more, Febru-
ary 23 @ 7:30pm at Workers House, Tonique
Williams Darling Highway. Box Offices @ the Juke
Box, Oasis Music Centre, and Faith Life Book
Store. Fore More information call 544.8078 or
455.3067 ,



FRIDAY \



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its. meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Friday 6pm to 7pm &
8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church: Friday
6pm to 7pm. New Providence Community Cen-
tre: Friday 7pm to 8pm.

@ CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Bap-
tist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7:30pm at the Emmaus Cen-
tre at St Augustine’s Monastery. For more info
call 325.1947 after 4pm.

AMISTAD is a club which promotes the Spanish









THE TRIBUNE

ROUND NASSAU

PHOTOS WELCOME

language and culture in the community. Residents _
_ Of the Bahamas who speak Spanish or are learning .

Spanish are invited to attend meetings on the third +f
Friday of the month during the academic year at * #

7pm in room 13 of COB's Tourism Training Cen- *
tre.



SATURDAY

@ EVENTS

The Pinewood Gardens Outreach Association is “fr
having its 1st annual Pinewood Fest, March 3 @ *
7am - midnight at Pinewood Gardens Park. Includ- ?

ed in the days activities are a breakfast and a.
Fun\Run and Walk @ 7am. Come out and bring -
the entire family.:. Join the domino teams and bas- *

ketball tournaments, and many other games. Bring | |
your kids to the toddlers town and let them expe-. f

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rience bouncing castles and carnival rides, games,

face painting, complimentary lunch from 1-2 pm.
There will be performances by Ancient Man, Lassie
Doh Boys, and internationally acclaimed recording
artist Landlord and many more. Come and see the

Junkanoo Rush Out by the Pinewood Gardens ..@ ° .
Crusaders Junkanoo Group. For more informa-. |<"

tion call 392.1618 or 565-8870

@ HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub- '

lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau ‘
Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings - |Oam a

to 1lam.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third :
Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and December)
@ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley’
Street. , ‘ ‘

Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid classes are

offered every third Saturday of the month from.

9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Communi- -
ty Training Representative at 302.4732 for more ff,
information and learn to save a life today. ;

@ CIVIC CLUBS

JAR CYCLING: The Owners of JAR Cycling arc -

%

pleased to offer a cycling clinic for juniors between
10 and 17. The free clinic will be held every Satur- «

day in an effort fo encourage kids to cycle. Parents |:

interested in registering their children should con-
tact organisers at jarcycling@gmail.com.

Toastmasters Club 7178 10th Anniversary Ban-

quet: Saturday, March 17 at the British Colonial *

Hilton at 7pm. The Club will honor it’s 10 past
presidents in grand style. For tickets e-mail:
prezsj@tc7178.org. A special invitation is extended
to persons who were a part of or visited the club~
during its earlier years. Come out to see old friends .
and toastmasters. The public is invited and guests -
are always welcomed. .

SUNDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street, fea- ;

tures special entertainment - Gernie, Tabitha and

the Caribbean Express - very Sunday from 6:30pm ~

to 9:30pm.

@ HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the pub-
lic of its meeting times and places: The Nassau
Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm to 7pm /
8:30pm to 9:30pm.

@ RELIGIOUS SERVICES

The Bahamas Metaphysical Society Inc - A spiritual
teaching society leading you to greater peace of

mind, health, prosperity and happiness - holds ,

Higher Consciousness Services every Sunday at
10am and weekly Meditation services every
Wednesday at 7pm at Bowe’s Cove off Bernard
Road. Interested persons are welcome to attend.
For more information contact by e-mail @ bah-
metsol@hotmail.com or call 393.0279. ,

Send all your civic and social events (attach pic-
tures if possible) to The Tribune via fax: 328.2398 or
e-mail: ybdeleveaux@tribunemedia.net - Out there in |
the subject line.

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The Gold recipients are pictur

«~GOVERNOR-General
Arthur D Hanna: and HRH
Brince Edward, the Earl of
Wessex, presented 29 Gold
Awards to participants in the
Governor-General’s Youth
Award (GGYA).
‘To qualify for the special
award, those honoured had to
participate in meaningful com-
raunity work as well as in exten-
sive physical activities.
The goal of the programme
is,to help young people become
self-confident and independent
individuals.
“The ceremony was held at
Government House during
EERH Prince Edward’s visit to
the Bahamas in ‘celebration of
the GGYA’s 20th anniversary.
*Receiving their gold pins and
certificates were: Terez Albury,
Blaine Butler, Anaya Dean,



'’

S4ntia Dean, Travis Duncombe,
Hailey Evans, Elindera Fergu-
son, Ashli Fox, Esmond John-
sén, Avery Lightbourne,
DeShawn McGregor, Rayshell
Minus, Robert Moncur, Man-

délia Morris, Orson Mortimer, .

lysia Moss, Donny Nesbitt,
Teynarae Newbold, Dennise

Newton, Cassandra Nottage, «

Davone Rolle, Onan Rolle,
Dentae Saunders, Jervaise
Sawyer, Deandra Smith, Aisha
Turnquest, Max Wilchcombe,
Lfuren Williams and Danielle
Sweeting-Wilson.

*To qualify for the highest lev-
efin this international award
programme, those honoured
had to meet the following min-
infum requirements after com-
pleting the silver level:

‘Service — 60 hours of worth-
while community service over
12 months, keeping an up-to-
date diary/log book of the ser-
vice.

‘Adventurous Journey —
Expedition, exploration or an
other adventurous activity.

‘Expedition Format — Four
days and three nights of camp-
ing and hiking 50 miles or
longer, as well as writing a per-
sdnal report and help to pro-
duce the group report on the
purpose.

‘Exploration Format —
Observe, collect and write
reports on information relevant
to' the purpose over four days
and three nights.



ed here with (
Prince Edward; the Governor-General His Excellency
Board of Trustees. Ms Denise Mortimer, GGYA National Executive

articipants_
trike ‘Gold’

| to r) Dr Davidson Hepburn,



Other Adventurous activity -
An activity over the same peri-
od of time, which does not con-
form to the specific require-
ments of an exploration or an
expedition.

Skills — Follow and study a
skill for 12 months, totaling 60
hours.

Physical Recreation — Partic-
ipate in a physical recreation
activity for 12 months, obtaining
36 points.

After taking part in the award
programme, a young person
was expected to have developed
many of the following:

¢ Self-belief and self-confi-
dence

° A positive and realistic self
image .

¢ An independent and self-
motivating attitude

e A sense of responsibility to



Chair, GGYA National Council, HRH
d Mr Robert Nihon, Chairman GGYA
Director, is pictured 1st left, second row.

Arthur D Hanna an











others

e A connection to the broad-
er society

e New or improved interests,
skills and abilities

e A willingness to try new
things

e New friendships and rela-
tionships with their peers and
older people

¢ The ability to make a plan
and then make their plan hap-
pen

e Lifelong interests

e Team skills

® Life skills — negotiation,
research, communication, prob-
lem solving, presentation skills

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Special and long service
awards were also presented at
this time, including the award
for 20 years of service, which
went to Henry Curry.

.

Lyford Cay Club

Nassau, Bahamas

Fax #362-6245





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| For the period J uly 12th, 2007 - August 20th, 2007 (Monday to Friday)

i These persons must be trained teachers, must love children, be CPR
i] trained, sports enthusiasts, great swimmers and highly motivated.

Children attending Cay Camp will range from 4 to 12 years.

The Director of Human Resources













From L to R: Gerone Clark, president of t
College; Angela Culmer, Grade 6 teac

THE Parent Teachers Asso-
ciation of Queen’s College host-
ed the school’s annual fair. The
event drew throngs of people
from all walks of life, who
joined parents, staff and alumni
in making it successful.

Grade two’s Junkanoo rush
out and the performance by
The Royal Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band kicked off the
event.

Numerous attractions includ-
ed pony rides, animal petting,
bouncing castles, face painting
and rock climbing. Patrons
could even register to vote.
Radio coverage. was provided
by Joy 101FM.

The Rotary Club of East Nas-
sau made a spectacular appear-
ance with its display of fine
antique vehicles.

Inclement weather threat-
ened to dampen the activities,



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 11

Landlord takes charge

Queen’s College has
a ‘royal’ celebratio

but the fair went on well into
the evening, with performances
by Munks and internationally
acclaimed artist Landlord.

Mrs Shawn Turnquest, head
of the high school, had high

praise for the PTA. “The whole

school body is extremely
pleased with the hard work of
Mr Clark and the entire PTA
board.



he Parent Teachers Association of Queen’s
her; Dave Burrows, PTA Board member

“Reports indicate that this
was the biggest and the most -
organised fair in the school’s
history and we are also pleased
to say that it is a reflection of
the energy and commitment at
all levels in our fine institution.”

Proceeds will go to the newly
built state of the art cafeteria,
due to open in March.

ene ia Truck Co.

IWIN RKS NOI
Phone:322-1722 * Fax: 326

— - Before buying
Bahamas Bis & Trick



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PAGE 12, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007

HANNIBAL RISING
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, .Ryhs Ifans
By JASON DONALD

Hannibal Lecter may be one of the greatest
movie villains of all time - but the chilling image
of a mere pane of glass separating from the high-
ly-intelligent, ultra-dangerous cannibal in Silence
of the Lambs is long gone. ;

Now the character made famous by Anthony
Hopkins (although first played on screen by Bri-
an Cox in Manhunter) has been, in turn, turned
into a caricature (in Hannibal), a bore (Red Drag-
on), and now a petulant teen in this dreary pre-
quel.

Hannibal Rising begins at the end of the second
world war, with the young Hannibal Lecter strug-
gling to protect his sister from a gang of ruthless
soldiers. After she suffers a horrible death, he
escapes to Paris and stays with his uncle’s widow.

But Hannibal’s trauma has left him unhinged
and he sets out to track down and get his grisly



revenge over his sister’s killers.

Hannibal Rising has so much wrong with it,
it’s difficult to know where to start.

Too dull to pass off as tacky entertainment,
yet too ridiculous to be watchable drama, it’s a
real struggle to make it through the two hours
running time.

Ulliel is hopeless in the title role - P’ve seen

KERZNER International last
week honoured 126 long-serv-
ing employees, who together
boast a total of 90 years of com-
mitment to the company as well
as its leader.

The special ceremony took
place on February 11 in the
Atlantis Grand Ballroom and
featured a red carpet welcome
line by executives at the
entrance of the resort, a cocktail
reception followed by dinner
and the recognition and awards
ceremony.

A total of 99 twenty-year, and
26 thirty-year persons being
honoured were singled out and
were invited to the stage while
being serenaded by Elton Coak-
ley, Falcons Singer, who sang
Barry White’s, “Can’t Get

~ Enough of Your Love.”

Following this performance,
Panayiotis “Barry” Matsas,
table. games operations shift
manager and the only 40-year
award winner, was set apart
from the other long-serving
employees and escorted on
stage by a group of trumpeters.

To lead into each awards sec-
tion of the evening, executives,
managers and line staff of
Kerzner International brought
Broadway to the Atlantis stage,
as a tribute to the five leaders,
five managers and 21 general
staff nominees who were chosen
out of over 6,000 employees.

Winning the prestigious 2006





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more threatening mannequins - and his idea of
evil appears to be cocking his head and sticking
his jaw out. Again and again.

Gong Li is equally as stiff, and it’s painful to
watch the two of them recite their dialogue at
each other like a pair of robots.

There’s also a bit of a dodgy morale tone run-
ning through the film - with bad guys this bad, and

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a protagonist this evil, who are we supposed to
root for? Surely not Hannibal?

But it would appear so - with the only sympa-
thetic character being an underwritten police-
man that sticks his head round the door every half
hour or so.

Thomas Harris, writer of the Hannibal Lecter
novels and the screenwriter here, appears to have

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forgotten what made his own creation so great.

Hannibal Lecter worked in Silence of the Lambs _ -.

because so much was left to our imagination. But. - °

a ridiculous sequel, a pointless prequel and now. °
- Hannibal Rising have ruined all that.

Now we know everything and, ironically, that’s
when Hannibal Lecter will become most forget: °
table. :

Leader of the Year title was
Don Moss, director of security,
who won a pair of Olympus
binoculars, a Blackberry and an
entire year of free service, as
well as a round-trip for two to
Hawaii, a designated parking
space for the remainder of 2007
and $6,000 in cash.

Chosen as the 2006 Manager
of the Year winner was Tamara .

$1,000 gift certificate to the
Sports Centre, an all expense
paid membership to Bally Total

moth during 2007, a designat: °
ed parking space for the
remainder of 2007 and $8,000
. in-cash. ©
Walking away with the 2006
Employee of the Year awards.
were: Kendal’ Adderley, facili--
ties gardener, who was dubbed:
the ‘Heart of House’ winner
and Florence © Wright,
Coral/Beach Towers guest ser-
vices representative, who
House’ award. s
Both employee winners
received a Lay-Z-Boy reclinef;
a Nintendo Wii game system, a
32-inch plasma screen TV, .@
designated parking space for
the remainder of 2007, a day
with a sports or entertainment
star and $15,000 in cash. .



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received an exercise bike, a_-_-~

Fitness for 2007, gift certificates...
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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Inter: Milan can
play Champions
League games
at San Siro

m@ SOCCER
GENEVA

Associated Press

BOTH Inter Milan
and AC Milan will be
able to play their.
Champions League
matches at home.

UEFA gave permis-
sion Thursday for the
matches to be staged
at the San Siro stadi-
um in Milan, Italy,
but with fewer fans
to prevent crowd trou-
ble.

Inter's first-leg
match against Valen-
cia will take place on
Feb. 21 in front of
only 36,000 spectators,
European soccer's
governing body said.
About 1,800 seats will
be reserved for Valen-
cia fans traveling from
Spain for the second-
round match.

The match between
AC Milan and Celtic
on March 7 will also
be played at the San
Siro, but the number
of fans will also be
limited. '

UEFA said the limit
had yet to be decided
but at most 4,500 tick-
ets would go to Celtic
Supporters.

The San Siro — which
is shared by Inter and
AC Milan — seats over
80,000 fans. Italian
soccer officials decid-
ed to enforce strict
safety measures in the
country's stadiums
after fan trouble in
Sicily earlier this
month saw a police-
man killed and dozens
injured.
~ UEFA said more
work on the San Siro
is required before
games there can take
place in front of the
full capacity crowd.

South American
World Cup
qualifiers to
hegin Sept 8

@ SOCCER
CARACAS,
Venezuela
Associated Press

SOUTH American
teams will begin quali-
fying for the 2010
World Cup on Sept. 8,
the South American
soccer confederation
said Thursday.

The date is not offi-
cial and subject to pos-
sible change, CON-
MEBOL spokesman
Nestor Benitez told
The Associated Press.

CONMEBOL offi-
cials had been setting
a rough date of Sep-
tember or October.

The confederation's
executive committee,
after meeting in the
Venezuelan capital
this week on the side-
lines of the Copa
America draw, also
decided to hold two
games per week during
the World Cup quali-
fying to limit travel for
those playing with

clubs outside the con-

tinent.

CONMEBOL secre-
tary general Eduardo
Deluca said the quali-
fying round will other-
wise follow the same
schedule as on the pre-
vious two occasions,
when the 10 participat-
ing teams played each
other twice in a single
group.

The South American
region has four guar-
anteed berths spots in
the World Cup and a
fifth spot if it wins a
playoff against a team
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@ NEWCASTLE United player Obafemi Martins, front, and Antoine Sibier-

ski celebrate after Sibierski scored against Belgium's SV Zulte Waregem dur-

ing the UEFA Cup round of 32 match at the Ottens
Feb.15, 2007. Newcastle won 3-1.

ern France, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Lens won 3-1.

B@ YOHAN DEMONT of Lens, left and Franz Inanschitz of P:

tadium in Ghent, Thursday

(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)





@ BENFICA’S Rui Costa, left, crosses the ball past Dinamo Bucharest Adrian
Cristea during their UEFA Cup first leg soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 14 2007, at
Benfica’s Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. Benfica won 1-0.

(AP Photo/Armando Franca)



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Disaster of artificial tyre reef

A MILE offshore from Fort Lauderdale’s
high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as
many as 2 million old tyres, strewn across
the ocean floor — a white-walled, steel-belt-
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The tyres were unloaded there in 1972 to,

create an artificial reef that could attract a
rich variety of marine life, and to free up

. space in clogged landfills. But decades later,
the idea has proved a huge ecological blun-
der.

Little sea life has formed on the tyres.
Some of the tyres that were bundled togeth-
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and are scouring the ocean floor across a
swath the size of 31 football fields. Tyres are
washing up on beaches. Thousands have
wedged up against a nearby natural reef,

blocking coral growth and devastating marine

life.

“The really good idea was to provide habi-
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’ triple marine life in the area. It just didn’t

work that way,” said Ray McAllister, a pro-
fessor of ocean engineering at Florida
Atlantic University who was instrumental in
organizing the project. “I look back now and
see it was a bad idea.”

In fact, similar problems have been report-

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“They’re a constantly killing coral-destruc-
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jinator for Coastal America, a federal group
imvolved in organizing a cleanup effort that
includes Broward County biologists, state
scientists and Army and Navy salvage divers.

Gov. Charlie Crist’s proposed budget
includes $2 million to help gather up and
remove the tyres. The military divers would
do their share of the work at no cost to the
state by making it part of their training.

A month-long pilot project is set for June.
The full-scale salvage operation is expected to

run through 2010 at a cost to the state of -

about $3.4 million.
McAllister helped put together the ill-fat-
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Army Corps of Engineers. He helped raise .

several thousand dollars (the county also
chipped in), organized hundreds of volun-
teers with boats and barges, and got tyres
from Goodyear.

Goodyear also donated equipment to bind
and compress the tyres, and the Goodyear
blimp even dropped a gold-painted tyre into
the ocean in a ceremonial start to the project.

The tyre company issued a press release at
the time that proclaimed the reef would “pro-
vide a haven for fish and other aquatic
species,” and noted the “excellent proper-
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It was a disappointment, just like other
tyre reefs created off coastal states and
around the world in recent decades.

“We've literally dumped millions of tyres in
our oceans,” said Jack Sobel, an Ocean Con-
servancy scientist. “I believe that people who
were behind the artificial tyre reef promotions
actually were well-intentioned and thought
they were doing the right thing. In hindsight,
we now realise that we made a mistake.”

No one can say with certainty why the idea
doesn’t work, but one problem is that, unlike
large ships that have been sunk for reefs,
tyres are too light. They can be swept away by
the tides and powerful storms before marine
life has a chance to attach. Some scientists
also believe the rubber leaches toxins.

Virginia tried it several decades ago. But
Hurricane Bonnie in 1998 ripped the tyres
loose, and they washed up in North Carolina.

New Jersey scientists thought they had a
solution to the weight problem. In 1986, the
state began a small reef project with about
1,000 tyres split in half, bound together and
weighted with concrete. It didn’t work. Pieces
of rubber broke loose and floated free.

“We had to go up and down the coast of
New Jersey and collect 50 to 100 of those
pieces that were all along the beaches,” said
Hugh Carberry of New Jersey’s Department
of Environmental Protection.

The state then tried stacking tyres 10-high
and filling the cylindrical centre with con-
crete. Each stack weighed about a ton. While
the tyres stayed in place, scientists soon
learned they did not have enough surface
area for marine life to attach, so they switched
to using concrete balls.

Indonesia ard Malaysia mounted enor-
mous tyre reef programmes back in the 1980s
and are just now seeing the consequences in
littered beaches and reef damage, Sobel said.

Most states have stopped using tyres to
create reefs, but they continue to wash up
worldwide. In 2005, volunteers for the Ocean
Conservancy’s annual international coastal
cleanup removed more than 11,000 tyres.

The tyres retrieved from the waters off
Fort Lauderdale will be ground up for use in
road projects and burned for fuel, among
other uses.

“It’s going to be a huge job bringing them
all up,” said Michael Sole, chief of the state
Department of Environmental Protection.
“It’s vigorous work. You have to dig the tyres
out of the sand.”

(This article was written by Brian Skoloff of
the Associated Press).














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Minister

The bedroom pictures of
Minister Shane Gibson and
Anna Nicole Smith published
by The Tribune put the scan-
dalous affair squarely into per-
spective. ,

Minister Gibson — not The
Tribune — has disgraced our
country by posing sitting on a
bed in the arms of the former
Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole
Smith.

And being fully clothed does
not excuse his behaviour. This is
a public servant being paid by
the Bahamian taxpayer to rep-
resent the Bahamas to the high-
est possible standard. What type
of message is he sending to our
young people and, indeed, the
world?

The allegation concerning a
gift Rolex also has serious impli-
cations. After all, it was under
Minister Gibson’s “watch” that
Smith’s application for immi-
gration status was, in my opin-
ion, indecently fast tracked.

Dawe

letters@tribunemedia.net



The Bahamas is on a rapid
slide to the bottom of the trash
heap.

With a general election only
months away, the PLP govern-
ment has been forced to take
cover from a litany of scandals
instead of addressing the hor-
rific problem of crime, spiral-
ing prices at the newly Bahami-
anised food store chain and the
traffic nightmare.

We are now at the point
where motorists are verbally
abused for stopping on red traf-
fic lights. Why do we even have
traffic lights if no-one obeys the
signals and the police appear
powerless to enforce the law
when the traffic cowboys
brazenly carve a third and even

fourth lane on a two-lane -

street? And when traffic is grid-
locked and there’s no plan to

| brought it
on himself —

. EDITOR, The Tribune.

deal with this mess?

Down and down we continue
on our descent to the bottom
of the pit of greed, dishonesty
and lawlessness. A pathetic
public education system, goons
in the Defence Force, and com-
mon decency thrown out the
window to such an extent that
Minister Gibson feels he can
publicly defend the indefensi-
ble.

Hold his feet to the coals,
hold the government’s feet to
the coals and, should the oppo-
sition FNM get elected, hold
their feet to the coals and make
them accountable so they don’t
derail again.

The role of the free press is
that of a public watchdog.

It can often appear mean-
spirited, but a free press is
essential in exposing corruption
and keeping the political
process honest — a daunting
task in today’s Bahamas.

ATHENA DAMIANOS

Nassau,

February 14, 2007.

Waiting to unseat
‘Cowboy’ Fred

EDITOR, The Tribune.

A MOUSE looked through
the crack in the wall to see the
farmer and his wife open a
package. He was devastated to
discover it was a mouse trap.
He ran through the farm yard
shouting: “There’s a mouse trap
in the house! There’s a mouse
trap in the house!”

The chicken heard it, clucked
and said, “Mr Mouse, I can
assure you, that is no concern to
me.” The pig on hearing it said,
“Little mouse I sympathise with
you, but there’s nothing I can
do but pray.”

The cow on hearing it said,
“Hey, it’s no skin off my back.”
So the mouse returned to the
house, head down and dejected,
to face the farmer’s mouse trap
alone. That very night a sound
was heard throughout the
house, like the sound of a
mouse trap catching its prey.
The farmer’s wife rushed to see
what she had caught only to be
bitten by a venomous snake
whose tail was caught in the
trap. The farmer rushed his wife
to the hospital and she returned
home with a high fever. Every-
one knows you treat fever with
chicken soup. The wife got
worse, and had to be cared for
24-7, food was needed and the

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pig was chosen.

The wife finally died and you
know what they had at the after
party. Yes the cow was slaugh-
tered, amidst all of this the
mouse looked upon it all from
his crack in the wall with great
sadness. What I am saying to
you is the next time you hear
someone facing a problem and
you feel like it doesn’t concern
you, remember when one of us
is threatened we are all at risk.

We in Fox Hill have been
asking your support in getting
better representation for our

“people and getting rid of the

snake that is now enslaving us.
The other day Mr Mitchell
called for a town meeting on
Fox Hill Parade. Being a voter
and a concerned, proud
Bahamian I attended. First I
was appalled by his wardrobe,
da Cowboy outfit. Only two
things came to mind. The cast of
broke back mountain and could
this man be telling us that we
are so stupid he’s using us, and
like all the cowboys he’s just
riding through? I can assure you
that both thoughts left a sour
taste in my mouth. If you are
going to dress like a cowboy,
please let Clint Eastward, John
Wayne or Terrance Hill be your
hero.
’ Then came the speakers, not
one spoke. about issues in Fox
Hill. Shane Gibson talked about
catching one hundred and sev-
enteen Haitians on our seas. For
Pete’s sake, he can go through
Armbrister and Cox Street in
Fox Hill, and catch four hun-
dred easy and without boats,
please take a hint, Mr Gibson.
Next was Mr Mitchell who
came on and started listing off
how he allegedly helped his for-
mer manager, brain trust and
now formidable opponent and

~ her family with things like pen-

sion and small stuff, how sad.
Just when I thought it could

not get any worse, the man I

voted into power, my Prime

. Minister, Mr Perry Christie,

showed up and made two state-
ments, one that confirmed to
me that Fred Mitchell is getting
ready to overthrow him and the
other one should make all
Bahamians feel some anger and
shame. The first was: “I was at
home listening to this rally and
even though I was not invited I
decided to come down anyway,
I am the Prime Minister.”

Please, someone help me out
here, he is not saying that he is
just now realising that he is the
Prime Minister, is he?

The second was: “My wife
was presenting Academy

Award winner Clint Eastwood ©

with an award and you know
Clint may be old, but I don’t
trust him.” My God, Lady
Christie, on behalf of all my fel-
low Bahamians, PLP’s and
FNM’s alike, I apologise for this
ignorant statement. I have seen
you around, I trust you, even if
your husband apparently does-
n’t. ’'m sure we can all agree
that we Bahamians are not star
struck, no matter what ole Clint
may have had on his mind, it
had nothing to do with you and
your will. Mr Prime Minister, I
hope you apologise to your
lovely wife. Please be careful
what you give to the world
because, you can’t take it back.

Mr Prime Minister it may be
late, but you can still show you
have some backbone, fly-away
Fred is on his way out, there’s
no doubt about that. We in Fox
Hill are watching as the
Haitians are being moved in the
Sugar Hill and other apartments
ostensibly in preparation to
vote. The Chinese are on Fox
Hill road south and the con-
stituents in polling divisions six,
seven, and eight I understand
are being lied too.

What are you telling us as a
Bahamian Prime Minister when
you are seemingly allowing for-
eigners to not only benefit from.
all the goods of this Bahama-
land, but are now allegedly
allowing them to be used to
choose our next government
because your arrogant minister
failed in doing his or her job in
serving the people? I am most
certain that the late Sir Lynden
Oscar Pindling is rolling over
in his grave at the action of this

new PLP, and “Honest George” » 8S

(Honourable George Mackey)
must be crying for how Fly-
away Fred is abusing his
beloved people of Fox Hill, and
bringing dissension amongst
friends and family alike. We as
Bahamians can only say,
“Thank you Lord, because it
ain’t long now”!

MINISTER S DAVIS
Nassau,
February 11, 2007.

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PLP supporters.



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from the Family Islands. TUC
members and supporters, criti-
cal of the government, marched
past them and remained on Bay
Street.

























BOTTOM RIGHT: FNM
members of parliament
addressed several hundred
TUC supporters in the Garden
of Remembrance after walking
out of the House of the Assem-
bly.

Then FNM leader Kendal
Isaacs told his listeners that it
was an “excellent coincidence
that we found ourselves in that
position (leaving parliament)
when you good people were
demonstrating on Bay Street.”

Here the then FNM chairman
Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield is
shown addressing the crowd.




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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 9

“LOCAL NEWS















IN wake of all the criticism being levied at
his party, PLP MP John Carey maintains that
despite assertions to the contrary, no one in
Bahamian history did more to “sell away our
sovereignty” than the FNM led by Hubert Ingra-
ham.

In a press release issued yesterday, Mr Carey
said that the many Bahamians today are only
recovering from the series of financial legislation
levied at them under Mr Ingraham’s tenure.

“In 1998, Hubert Ingraham stood in the House
of Assembly and declared proudly that under the
FNM, $2 billion worth of Bahamian real estate
had been sold between ‘non-Bahamian and non-





Bahamian’. We are too forgetful. What was the
acquisition price by Ronald H Kelly of the Oakes
Estate, British Colonial Hotel fanfared by Mr

Hubert Ingraham after one of the FNM’s very’

expensive ‘Go seek Foreign Investor circus
jaunts to Canada?’

“Checking an impeccable information source
I cannot discover what was the acquisition price
nor whether the FNM extended the Crown lease
for Mr Kelly or worse still granted ‘fee simple’,
the freehold, to this prime property off Bay
Street which had a 71-year Crown lease remain-

: ing when Sir Harry Oakes originally acquired the "

property.



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‘US cautious on success
of Baghdad security plan

By BRIAN MURPHY
Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) —
As a military offensive seeks to
bring Baghdad from the brink
of anarchy, a top Iraqi security
officer tried Friday to measure
its early stages using the grim
logic of a place with daily blood-
shed: by counting the bodies
arriving at the morgue.

A total of 10 corpses were
‘collected off the streets —

apparently all victims of the

city’s lawless jumble of gang jus-

tice and sectarian payback. The
daily body tally recently has
‘often been 40 or more, exclud-
’-ing major bombings, said Brig.
Gen. Qassim Moussawi.

This was the basis for an
upbeat message by Moussawi, a
spokesman for the. joint U.S.-
Iraqi security sweep that began
this week and has so far faced
limited resistance. But his
American counterparts remain
much more guarded.

“T would say that it is way too
early to establish any trends,”
said Lt. Col. Chris Garver, a
U.S. military spokesman.
“We’ve just started to focus our

operations..’ We have n months to”

go to see if we are going to suc-
ceed or not.”

Maj. Gen.; Joseph Fil, com-
mander of U.S. forces in Bagh-
dad, attributed the reduction in
violence not only to the
increased security presence but
also to an apparent decision by
’ the militias and insurgents to
lay low for a while.

“But make no mistake, we do
not believe ... that’s going to
continue, and we do expect
there are going to be some very
rough, difficult days ahead,” Fil
said. “And this enemy knows
how — they understand lethal-
‘ity and they have a thirst for
-blood like I have never seen
anywhere before.”

The contrasting outlooks cut

across the entire mission,

dubbed Operation Law and.

Order, which seeks to reclaim
the streets. Powerful militias
and freelance vigilantes have
carved Baghdad into fiefdoms
and made even daily errands a
gamble that .could end with a
car bombing or gunfire.

The Iraqis are eager to show
clear progress to boost the lead-
ership of Prime Minister Nouri

al-Maliki. U.S. commanders,
however, are approaching the
neighbor-by-neighbor.sweep as
a methodical campaign without
quick victories — learning from
past mistakes of pouring
through an area, only to find
that militiamen simply went
underground and returned after
American forces left.

“We are just-at the beginning
stages,” reminded Garver.

But evidence of the offensive
against militants appeared
around the country.

Borders to Iran and Syria
have been temporarily sealed
in attempts to foil suspected
supply routes. In Diyala
province northeast of Baghdad,
U.S. forces are under sharply
escalating attacks from Sunni
Muslim insurgents — suggest-
ing that some groups have shift-
ed from Baghdad to other areas
to sidestep the crackdown in the
capital.

U.S. military officials said
demolition experts destroyed a
bomb-making factory they
linked to the al-Qaida in Iraq
faction in Salman Pak, just
southwest of Baghdad. The
statement said the workshop
conitaified about t 0b0"potinds ”
of explosives.

But doubt was cast on anoth-
er reported blow to al-Qaida in
Iraq.

The Interior Ministry said
that leader Abu Hamza al-
Muhajir, also known as Abu
Ayyub al-Masri, was wounded
and an aide killed Thursday in a
clash with Iraqi forces near Bal-
ad, north of Baghdad.

4

Garver, the U.S. military ©

spokesman, later said the Pen-
tagon had no information that
al-Masri was hit. The al-Masri
deputy reported killed, identi-
fied as Abu Abdullah al-Maje-
maai, was detained last week
and remains in jail, said an Iraqi
army officer, who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because he
was not authorized to disclose
the information.

In a statement posted on an
Islamic militant Web site on Fri-
day, the al-Qaida-affilated
Islamic State of Iraq purport-
edly denied that al-Masri was
wounded. It said the Iraqi gov-
ernment was “making up such
news that has been denied even
by their masters, the Ameri-
cans.”

Iraqi security officials also
said 34 armed men belonging
to a messianic Shiite cult were
detained near Hillah, about 60
miles south of Baghdad.

The Soldiers of Heaven, or
Jund al-Samaa, cult was
involved in a fierce gunbattle
last month with Iraqi forces who
accused it of planning to kill
Shiite clerics and others in a bid
to force the return of the “Hid-
den Imam” — a descendant of
the Prophet Muhammad who
disappeared as a child in the 9th
century. Shiites believe he will
return one day to bring justice.

In mosques Friday, some
Muslim clerics supported the
general goals of the military
push to calm Baghdad. But oth-
ers used the weekly prayers to
denounce the American troop
buildup in Baghdad.

Political leaders, too, quar-
reled over the widening securi-
ty sweeps — reflecting starkly
Opposing perspectives among
Iraq’s two Muslim groups.

The majority Shiites have
generally favored the campaign
as a way to neutralize Sunni mil-
itant groups, blamed for waves
of recent car bombings. Sunnis

“— who enjoyed a privileged

position under Saddam Hussein
— believe Shiite factions will
use the military push to try to
cement controls of key areas in
Baghdad.

Sunni lawmaker Dhafir Al-
Ani said on Al-Arabiya televi-
sion that the Baghdad security
plan had lost the “element of
surprise” because it was
announced long in advance, giv-
ing Shiite militiamen time to
flee to Iran.

He also claimed Shiite mili-
tias had provided security forces
with some of the names on their
wanted list.

But a Shiite lawmaker, Hadi
Al-Amiri, backed the U.S.-Iraqi
crackdown as a way to “target
all those who cause the Iraqi
bloodshed.”

In Geneva, the International
Organization for Migration
offered a bleak picture of Iraqis
trying to escape the violence
and insecurity. Nearly 18,000
people have left their homes in
the past three weeks in central
and southern Iraq — some flee-
ing for the borders and others
taking shelter in makeshift
housing.

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choice for Bahamas future’

“It is rumored that there was a multi-million
dollar price on the British Colonial property,
however, nowhere not even my impeccable
source, can I find any confirmation of the sale
price,” he said.

Mr Carey. challenged Mr Ingraham to con-
firm the terms of that agreement — highlighting
that the FNM had only signed four during their
nine years in office.

“Surely there was a price to acquire the free-
hold of this prime waterfront property, but who
knows? Mr Ingraham, the people wish to know
what and if there was a consideration? The lat-
est Central Bank statistics indicate that our For-





eign Reserves, now exceed $550,000,000 — incred-
ibly between December 2006 and January 2007
an increase of over $60,000,000 over the previous
month.

“The Bahamian people deserve the truth and
the truth is that the FNM government is not
going to be a better choice for the future. Their
misinformation campaign and inability to clear-
ly state what solutions they have for our country
speaks volumes to where their political cam-
paign is headed.

“They simply want power at all costs and have’
no clear idea of what they will do to make this.
country a better place,” he-said.



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transfers await

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of
National Security, Cynthia Pratt, said that the
process surrounding the transfer of senior police
officers has been completed, and the timing of the
execution of these transfers is within the discretion
of the Police Commissioner.

Mrs Pratt made these remarks as she left the
ceremony for the contract signing for the new
straw market.

There has been significant public controversy
on the possible transfer of Assistant Police Com-
missioner Reginald Ferguson from his post as
crime chief, to head the police college.

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Some have suggested that the move is politi-
cally motivated, as Mr Ferguson is the brother of
an FNM candidate.

However, DPM Pratt has strenuously denied
these claims. She has previously asserted that
transfers are a routine part of career develop-
ment for senior officers.

Many view such a move as a demotion that
could be intended to force Mr Ferguson into
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Freeport Assistant Police Commissioner Ellis-
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@ BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter :

FRESH of his close loss
in the first round of the
Pan Am qualifying tourna-
ment, welterweight Taure-
ano ‘Reno’ Johnson will
join three other boxers
heading to the Indepen-
dent Tournament.

Johnson, light-welter-
weight Levan Hinsey,
lightweight Valentino
Knowles and featherweight
Levar Stewart will leave on
Thursday for Santiago,
Dominican Republic.

They will travel with
coaches Andre Seymour
and Stevie ‘the Heat’
Larimmore.

» The team, according to
Amateur Boxing Federa-
tion of the Bahamas’ presi-
dent Wellington Miller,
will compete against box-
ers from the Caribbean,
Mexico and the larger
Spanish-speaking coun-
tries.

_The tournament will
serve as a tune-up for the
boxers before they travel
to Argentina on March 13
to compete in the second
round of the Pan Am qual-
ifier.

“This is to get these guys
warm up for the second
Pan Am qualifier, especial-
ly Valentino Knowles and
Levar Stewart,” Miller
stressed. “They will see
these same boxers again, so.
it will be good for them to
go there and meet with
them and box against them
so they can see how com-
petitive they are.”

While Knowles, Stewart
and Johnson will all be
going to Argentina, while
Hinsey willtravelto —
Trinidad for the third qual-
ifying tournament. But in
the meantime, Hinsey is
expected to compete in
some other local tourna-
ments.

Johnson is back from
Venezuela where he com-
peted in the first round of
the qualifying tournament.
He lost 21-19 in a bout that
Miller felt he should have
won.

“The tape I saw with
Reno to me, he won that
bout, so I’m confident that
Reno will qualify in the
next tournament and we
will have at least two or
even three boxers qualify
for the Pan Am Games,”
Miller projected.

He said Johnson will go
to Argentina as the top
ranked welterweight,
which should mean that he
should have a legitimate
chance to qualify.

All of the boxers have
been training Cuba and
according to Miller, the
coaches there have
expressed high praise for
all of them, especially
Knowles.

“They see some great
potential in him, so if we
can keep him and the rest
of them in Cuba, we can
expect some great things
from all of them,” Miller
stated. .

“With this senior group
of boxers that we have now

grooming, amateur boxing ©
will really take off in the
future.”

Next month, Miller said
they will be taking a group
of the new boxers to New
Jersey to compete in a
tournament there and then
they will turn their focus
on the Carifta Boxing
Championships St. Martin
in June.

Miller said they are seek-
ing the public’s financial
assistance as they would
have spent $7,000 along on
sending the boxers off to
the first two qualifying
tournaments alone.



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@ TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
_ Senior Sports Reporter

MARK Knowles and Daniel
Nestor are now just one match
away from winning their sec-
ond men’s doubles at the Open
13 in Marseilles final in Paris,
France.

The top seeded team, who
are ranked at number three on
the Stanford ATP Double
Race, are making their fourth
appearance in the tournament.

They won the title in 2004
over the team of Czech Repub-
lic’s Martin Damm and Cyril
Suk, but they lost the past two
titles to Damm and Stepanek.

Knowles and _ Nestor
advanced to the final yesterday
by ousting the team of Ivan Lju-
bicic and Lovro Zovko of Croa-
tia in straight set scores of 6-1,
6-3.

When they play on Sunday,
Knowles and Nestor will be
making their second appearance
in a final this year. They got to

the final in Sydney when they

lost to Hanley-Ullyett.
Knowles and Nestor are com-
ing off a quarter-final loss to
the world’s top team of Ameri-
can twin brothers Bob and
Mike Bryan at the Australian
Open.
“Everything is going well so
far. We’re into another final,”
said Knowles in an interview
with The Tribune yesterday.
“We won three solid matches. It
was a good week following our
efforts at the Australian Open.
“This is our first tournament

indoors so far this year. We've -

done well in the past. This is
our fourth year in the final at

this event..We’ve had some
good performances here. We’ve
won the tournament before. So
we would love to win it again
this year.”

Knowles and Nestor have not
lost a set so far in the tourna-
ment. They now await the win-

ner of today’s other half of the -

semi’s between the teams of
Arnaud Clement and Michael
Llodra from ‘France or
Yves Allegro from Switzerland
and Nicolas Mahut from
France.

The team of Clement and
Llorda defeated Knowles and
Nestor last year, but Knowles
and Nestor have had success
against Allegro and Mahut with
different partners.

“Either way, it’s going to be a
tough match, but one that we
are looking forward to,” he stat-
ed.

And regardless of whoever it
is, Knowles said they are hoping
that they will prevail with the
hype they are on right now.

“We’ve been playing well so
far this week, getting the job
done and not letting our oppo-
nents get into the match,”
Knowles reflected. “You have
to expect-the-best from the
opposition; but we have been
playing very well.

“We really like the way we’re
playing. So in the final, we just
have to concentrate and play
the sort of tennis that we know
we are capable of playing, espe-
cially in big matches being the
final.” ;

Knowles is going after his
45th doubles title, albeit not all
of them have been with Nestor,
who has clinched one more than
Knowles.

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be altered in order to increase the
chances of making the contract.
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hoping the defenders could collect
only three spade tricks at this junc-
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West cashed four spades to set the
contract.

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notrump was directly attributable to
the way he handled tha diamonds.
Considering the threat posed by the
spades, he should have played the
diamond suit so as to minimize the
possibility of East gaining the-lead at
any point.

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should start by leading a low dia-
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deal, after West produces the ten, the
contract becomes an absolute cet-
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the nine. If the nine wins, as it does
in the actual case, declarer scores 11
tricks; if the nine loses to the queen,
at least 10 tricks are assured.

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guarantees the contract whenever the
diamonds are divided 2-2, as well as
when they are 3-1 and East does not
have both the queen and ten. If East
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and only then, will declarer have to
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PRESIDENT SAYS BODY ‘EVEN-HANDED’

Resignation —
query dodged,
but possibility
not dismissed

By BRENT DEAN

PRIME. Minister Perry

Christie dodged the question
yesterday of whether he would
ask for the resignation of
Labour and Immigration Min-

ister Shane Gibson. However,

he did not rule out the possibil-
ity that it could happen.

In his first public comment
on the international controver-
sy created after the publication
of photographs of Mr Gibson
and the late Anna Nicole Smith
in intimate embrace, Mr
Christie said:

“Prime ministers have the
right to do that at anytime they
feel (to dismiss a minister). That
is something that is always with-
in the power of a prime minis-
ter. This prime minister is
known by the people of this
country to do the right thing
and always to do the right thing
in his time.”

This was Mr Christie’s reply
to a question by Darold Miller
of the. Gems Network as to
whether he would ask for Mr
Gibson’s resignation. Mr
Miller’s interview with Mr
Christie came at the end of the
signing of the contract for the
construction of the new straw
market.

Mr Christie’s brief comment
did not represent an over-

Chalks
resumes

AES
flights

CHALKS International
Airways has resumed its ser-
vice to the Bahamas.

The airline — which was
made to pay a $50 million
settlement to the families of
the victims of the 2005 Bimi-
ni crash — had its licence to
operate flights to the
Bahamas renewed on Janu-

_ary 9.

Chalks will now once
again be’ offering four flights
a week out of Nassau, Bimi-
ni and Freeport to Fort
Lauderdale.

However, it will be flying
leased landplanes, rather
than its trademark sea-
planes.

Chalks International Air-
ways — formerly Chalks
Ocean Airways — was
grounded for more than a

SEE page 8



whelming vote of confidence in
the embattled Immigration min-
ister. It did indicate, however,
that the final decision on Mr
Gibson’s fate has not yet been
made.

Sources have said that signif-
icant financial backers of the
PLP have already suggested
that Mr Gibson be denied a
nomination in the coming elec-
tion'because of the protracted
scandal with Ms Smith - which
could cloud the PLP’s election
campaign.i

The current scandal regard-
ing the photographs with Mr
Gibson and Ms Smith culmi-

“nates months of controversy
surrounding their relationship.
Mr Gibson admitted being a

' close friend of Ms Smith. This
declaration led many to suggest
that this friendship helped “fast
track” Ms Smith’s residency
permit.

: The controversy arising from
this friendship has led Opposi-
tion Leader Hubert Ingraham
to ask the police commissioner
and the attorney general to
investigate claims that Mr Gib-
son received a Rolex watch as a
gift from Ms Smith.
| In an recent interview in
response to the publishing of
the photos, Mr Gibson denied

receiving a Rolex watch. How-,

ever, when asked if he had
received any gifts in general,
Mr Gibson stated that he did
not remember receiving any
gifts.

In answer to further ques-
tions by Mr Miller, Mr Christie
said he will not allow this Smith-
Gibson controversy distract him
from governance.

' “A government must never
be distracted by major issues
like Anna Nicole Smith, we
must never be distracted by
| that. However much the inter-
national world would love to
talk about it and see it, we have
‘jan obligation to the people of
‘this country to govern. And
_, whereas the opposition, trying,
| grasping desperately, for some
‘way of getting a nudge, would
wish to deal with that we must

|

‘'not. be distracted. We have to

deal with our issue we have to
deal with our issue sensibly, we
must deal with it properly, we
must deal with it with integrity,

‘but we must never ever depart
‘from governance in this coun-
“try,” he said.

i The controversy surround-

ing Mr Gibson may bring into

|| play the Golden Gates con-

_ Stituency, which the PLP won

by over. 1,300 votes in the last
election.

At the end of his brief inter-

’ view, Mr Christie was to attend

' a meeting with his parliamen-
tary group. At that meeting he
confirmed Mr Gibson’s matter
will be discussed.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007

me Minister

erry

not be distracted by the furore surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s death.

* (Photo: Tim Clarke/T ribune staff)

$23m Straw Market
contract is signed

By BRENT DEAN

A TWENTY-THREE mil-
lion dollar contract was signed
yesterday for the construction
of the new straw market in
downtown Bay Street. This
building, which is scheduled to
be completed by August 2008,
will represent the largest sum
of money the government has

‘Veteran Straw Market vendors were overjoyed that a long overdue contract

invested in any single govern-
ment building, according to
Works and Utilities Minister
Bradley Roberts.

Mr Roberts unveiled details
of the new facility yesterday at a
signing ceremony at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel with Mr
Ashley Glinton, President of
Wooslee Dominion Construc-

‘ tion Ltd.

‘The new facility will replace
the old straw market that was
completely destroyed by fire on
September 4, 2001.

The facility will feature three
levels and will house 600 ven-
dors. The third level of the mar-
ket will include a five thousand

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THE Bahamas govern-
ment was urged yesterday
to “back away from Howard
K Stern’s sinking ship”
suffer the consequences.

Californian attorney
Debra Opri said neither

Prime Minister Perry
Christie nor Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson
could save the lawyer who
claims to be father of Anna

“Nicole Smith’s baby girl.

Ms Opri, who represents
photographer Larry Birk-
head in his bid to establish
paternity, called on Bahami-
an legal authorities to pro-
ceed with a fraud suit which
could lead to DNA tests on
baby Dannielynn.

And she dismissed claims
by Mr Stern’s attorney
Wayne Munroe that she and
Mr Birkhead were not pur-
suiing the paternity issue
through the Bahamian
courts.

“This is a misrepresenta-
tion of the facts,” she told
The Tribune in an exclusive
interview, “the reality is that

_as long as there is a pending

paternity action in Los
Angeles, we cannot and will
not muddy the waters and
throw away four months of
hard work.”

Ms Opri said she and Mr
Birkhead had to exhaust
their legal obligations in
California to protect her
client’s rights and avoid any
“jurisdictional” conflict.

She accused Mr Stern and
his lawyer of trying to delay
the fraud action in the
Bahamas, but urged the
court system to facilitate it.

As the Anna Nicole con-
troversy continued to boil
over in Nassau, Ms Opri

_ made it clear that she has

eye-witness testimony that
would confirm once and for
all the true nature of Mr
Gibson’s relationship with
Ms Smith.

And she said her action
on the birth certificate
would highlight the fact that
Mr Stern was “second
choice” as father of Dan-
nielynn, realtor Ben Thomp-
son having been selected
first by Ms Smith.

She said there were two ,
reasons for, Mr Stern being j}
in Nassau - the first his
desire to get away from Mr
Birkhead making demands
for his child.

“She had wanted to go
into detox,” said Ms Opri, ;
“She wanted to get herself
off methadone.”

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Campari Lady
Nathalie skipper
confident ahead
of ‘Catch Me If
You Can’ regatta

m@ SAILING
By KELSIE
JOHNSON

Sports Reporter

THE ‘Catch Me if
You Can’ regatta has
Eleazor ‘Sailing Bar-
ber’ Johnson calling all
skippers and regatta
fans to the Montagu
Shores today — to wit-
ness what he is calling
the biggest ‘beating on
the sea.’

According to John-
son, the Valentine’s
Day Regatta, which
draws a lot of fans, will
be an historic one for
his boat, the Campari
Lady Nathalie.

He admitted that
there is a long line of
boats and skippers that
have confirmed their
participation in the
regatta, but, he says,
none will be able to
‘catch’ him if their A
skills aren’t present on
the sea.

Johnson, who is hop-
ing to seal the Campari
Lady Nathalie’s status
as one of the best boats
to hit the high seas,
went as far to say that
“the other boats are no
match for my boat.”

He said: “I am going
to paint the water red
for them. The Campari
Lady Nathalie will
have everyone on the
shore scratching their
heads when she hits the
water.

“T want everyone to
remember what I am
saying to them. When
the race starts, the
regatta will have the

Campari Lady Nathalie

leading the pack.

“T know a lot of them
will be coming after
me, the Valentine’s
Day Regatta always
has the Campari Lady
Nathalie’s name all
over it.

“Everyone knows
this is my regatta, big
things happen for me at
this regatta. I just
want them to know that
she is ready and if you
want to beat her you
better bring all you
have to the sea.”

Johnson said he does-
n’t want the weather,
that is threatening to
come on Saturday, to
scare any of the sailors,
but said that the speéd
the new Campari Lady
Nathalie has will leave
them all shaking in
their boots.”

The regatta is set to
start at 10am on Satur-
day morning with the
optimist sailing.

Action in the senior
division will start
around 12 noon with
boats competing for
the top prizes in the A-
C classes.

The Regatta will con-
tinue on Sunday, begin-
ning at lpm.

Some of the boats
confirmed are the Bar-
barian, Thunderbird,
Crazy Partner, Red
Stripe, Southern
Cross, Who Dat, The
Red Hot Thunderbird
and The New Coura-
geous. ,

There will also be
onshore activities for
regatta fans, which will
include a Junkanoo_..
Rush out by the Valley
Boys.

Johnson said: “This is
going to be a big event
and we are inviting all
to come down and see
the race.

“My boat is ready
and the other boats say
they ready but you
know how. that goes. I
am only concerned
with my boat and by
the end of the day
everyone will know
who is the big boat and
the best boat in the
Bahamas.”

The next regatta on
schedule will be the
Frank Hanna All
Andros Regatta.

i

Work in progress’ ends
in success for Falcons

m@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS National Bap-
tist Missionary and Educa-

tional Convention’s president

Rev. Dr. William Thompson
said the Jordan Prince William
Falcons’ unprecedented dou-
ble dose of victory in basket-
ball was the culmination of a
work in progress.
Thompson, the pastor of
Faith United Missionary Bap-

tist Church and president of -

the Bahamas Christian Coun-
cil, said six years ago, the quest
began when they brought in
Dexter Cambridge to coach
the team.

After Cambridge’s depar-
ture last year, they acquired
the service of Godfrey
McQuay. 7

Under McQuay, the Falcons
secured both of the Bahamas
Association of Independent
Secondary Schools’ junior and
senior boys basketball titles
over the St. John’s Giants on
Tuesday at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium.

“We felt that we were able
to put together the big num-
bers (in terms of entries) for
track and field right now, so
we’ve decided to go all out

i in basketball,” Thompson stat-
: ed.

“We felt that if worked hard
to get coaches, we would be
able to compete in that area
because we truly believe that
basketball belongs to us .”

After Cambridge, who cap-
tured the senior boys title two
years ago before he lost in the
final to the Bahamas Acade-
my Stars last year, left to go to
his homeland of Eleuthera,
Thompson said Jordan Prince
Williams’ head of the physical
education department, Hattie
Moxey, felt that the best choice
to replace him would have
been McQuay.

“After we lost to Bahamas
Academy last year, we left
from there with a sad, not bit-
ter taste,” Thompson reflect-

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ed. “So we made an effort to
come back and do it all over
again this year.

“But we also found out this
year is that our juniors have
now stepped up to the point
where we can get a feeder sys-
tem, based on their perfor-
mance.”

Although they didn’t win,
Thompson also praised the
senior girls, who reached the
final, only to lost to St. John’s
in two straight games.

“It shows that we have put a

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@ JORDAN Prince William Falcons senior boys celebrate.

lot of time into finding the right
match between coach and stu-
dents,” Thompson stressed.
“We feel we've put together a
good programme and I want
to thank all involved.”

In due time, Thompson said
Jordan Prince William will hit
the streets of New Providence
in a-massive celebrations as
they host a float parade like
they did two years ago.

However, he said they
haven’t finalised the date
because of all of the logistics

that they have to work out.

“We want to close down this
town for a while,” Thompson
projected. “We’ve not only
inviting the entire school, but
old scholars and Baptist lead-
ers from around the country.

“We're really proud of our
accomplishments and we feel
that we are really on to some-
thing, just as long as we con-
tinue to promote it.”

With the prestigious Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic
for senior boys scheduled to



(BIS Photo: Patrick Hanna)

get underway on Monday at
the Kendal Isaacs Gym,
Thompson said they want to
wait to see the outcome of
the Falcons’ performance
there.

“We are confident that we
can win the Hugh Campbell,”
he proclaimed. “We feel that
because of how quickly it
moves, the endurance plays a
key factor.

“But we feel that our players
are in that kind of condition to
be able to handle it.”

Boxing legend Dundee is
scheduled special guest

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BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

LEGENDARY Angelo
Dundee, who at one time played
a role in helping to groom Ray
Minus Jr., is scheduled to come to
town for First Class Promotions’
next professional fight.

Still closely associated with
Minus Jr., although he’s retired
and now coaching, Dundee will
be the special guest at the Thurs-
day, March 1 show at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

Dubbed ‘Trouble in the Camp,’
the show will feature challenger
Alkena ‘the Punisher’ Saunders,
6-4-1, as he takes on champion .
Jermaine ‘Choo Choo’ Mackey,
13-1, for his Bahamas super mid-
dleweight belt in the 10-round
main event.

According to Michelle Minus,
the promoter of First Class Pro-
motions and the wife of Minus
Jr., it’s significant for them to
have Dundee as their. special
guest.

“Anyone who mentions the
word boxing, names like Angelo
Dundee will come to mind,”
Minus pointed out. “It’s such a
honour to have him here in our
presence at one of our shows.

“Something like that, I think,
will definitely boost the fans par-
ticipation because some of them
have never met him. So that is
going to be very interesting.”

During the 1980s and early
1990s when Minus Jr. was in his
mind, Dundee worked closely
with his camp and even offered to
take him under his wing in Mia-
mi, Florida.

But Minus Jr’s father, Ray
Minus Sr., opted not to allow his
son to leave the Bahamas.
Instead, he kept his base here in
the Bahamas. Some say the deci-
sion may have affected his career.

But Dundee, according Minus,
likes what he’s heard about the
direction First Class Promotions
is heading with boxers like Mack-
ey and Meacher ‘Pain’ Major and
wants to re-establish his commit-
ment to the Bahamian boxers.

He will be working as an advis-
ing agent, according Minus, who
noted that from March 14-17,



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Minus Jr and Mackey will head to
Miami where they will get some
training tips from Dundee as he
looks ahead to a possible Com-
monwealth title fight sometime
this year.

“The guys are young and so
he’s very comfortable in working
with us,” she stated.

While the show is scheduled
for Thursday, March 1, Minus
said as soon as his travel arrange-
ments are finalised, they will
secure a Series of events sur-
rounding his stay in the Bahamas.

In addition to watching the title
fight, Dundee will also see
Alpachino ‘the Banger’ Allen, 2-
0, go up against Wilson ‘Kid
Wonder’ Theophile, 6-2, in a
four-round middleweight bout.

The remainder of the card will’
showcase Anthony ‘Psycho’
Wood, 4-5 against Hensley ‘the
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UNSEEDED Croatian
Ivo Karlovic upset second-
seeded American James
Blake 6-7 (4), 7-6 (11), 6-4
to advance to the quarter-
finals of the SAP Open on
Thursday.

The 6-foot-10 Croatian,
who’s ranked 103rd in the
world, used 29 aces to beat
the sixth-ranked Blake.
Karlovic saved five match
points in the second
tiebreaker.

Top-seeded Andy Rod-
dick defeated wild-card
Sam Querrey in workman-
like fashion, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to
advance to the quarterfi-
nals.

Blake had Karlovic
down 30-love in the second
set while leading 5-4, but
Karlovic came back to tie
the match 5-5 and win it in
the tiebreaker.

“After I lost my serve, I
knew that it was my only
chance to break him and
win the set,” Karlovic said.
“ After I won the set, | felt

‘really up. And felt my

playing level go up.”

After taking the set,
Karlovic began to attack
Blake’s game instead of
relying on his booming
serve, which was clocked at
more than 140 mph.

“ After winning the sec-
ond set, I became more
aggressive in going after
his serve and I felt more
confident on the court,”
Karlovic said.

. Karlovic is coming off a
left knee injury last year.
He faces fifth-seeded
Mardy Fish, who defeated
Sam Warburg 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

“It’s disappointing to
lose,” Blake said. “There’s

no one to blame but myself |

for the errors I made out
there. I couldn’t make a
first serve. I had few match
points to get and I couldn’t
close him out.

Blake had trouble deal-
ing with Karlovic’s height
and service. |

“J wasn’t used to dealing
with the angle it was com-
ing in,” Blake said. “I see a
lot of big serves dealing
with Andy (Roddick). But
you don’t see anyone com-
ing from 6-foot-10. I felt I
got on it well enough to
win, but I didn’t take
advantage of him when I
need to.”

Roddick, the fourth-
ranked player in the world,
improved his SAP Open
record to 19-3, but had
trouble with his serve all
night, delivering just 11
aces.

“Two years ago, I feel
like Sam was an after-
school tennis player,” said
Roddick, who trains with
Querry. “Now he’s playing

-with great stuff and I think

he’s learning every day.
He’s not going to get
blown out a lot.”

Querry stayed alive by
serving 20 aces, but was
done in when Roddick
converted on triple match
point during the tiebreak-

er.

Roddick will face eighth-
seeded Vincent Spadea in
the quarterfinals.

Fourth-seeded Marat
Safin of Russia also
advanced when he defeat-
ed unseeded Lu Yen-hsun
of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 5-7,
6-4. Safin is ranked 25th in
the world and Yen-hsun is
93rd.

“T had a hard time out
there,” Safin said. “He
doesn’t make many
unforced errors, I just had
to rely on my experience to
beat him.”

Safin, who is playing in
his first SAP Open, faces
Germany’s Benjamin
Becker in the quarterfi-
nals.

Earlier Thursday,
Hyung-Taik Lee, Becker
and Spadea also reached
the quarterfinals.

Lee beat Simon Greul 6-

. 2, 7-6, Becker downed

Bjorn Phau 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
and Spadea outlasted Feli-
ciano Lopez 4-6, 7-5, 7-6.

The quarterfinals will
also feature Lee against
defending champion Andy
Murray.















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Associated Press

SHANE BOND took five
wickets, and Stephen Flem-
ing and Lou Vincent
smashed half centuries to
give New Zealand to a 10-
wicket win over waning
World Cup favorite Aus-
tralia in the first Chappell-
Hadlee limited-overs crick-
et match Friday.

Bond's 5-23 on a lively
pitch allowed New Zealand

to dismiss Australia for 148

in 49.3 overs, its lowest all-
out total in one-day cricket
in 14 years.

Fleming (70) and Vincent
(77) then took advantage of
innocuous bowling and
incompetent fielding to
inflict the first 10-wicket
defeat in Australia's limit-
ed-overs history.

Vincent hit a six off the

last ball of the 27th over to’

finish the match and end
the highest first wicket part-
nership for New Zealand
against Australia, and its
first century opening part-
nership against the Aus-
tralians in 22 years.

The loss was Australia's
third straight in limited-
overs matches, its first run
of three consecutive defeats
in four years.

Confidence

Australia was attempting
to rebuild its confidence,
and World Cup momentum,
according to stand-in cap-
tain Michael Hussey, after
consecutive losses to Eng-
land in the two-match finals
of its own limited-overs tri-
series.

"It's not a nice feeling I
can tell you," said Hussey,
who was leading Australia
for the second time in his
career in the absence of
Ricky Ponting.

"It's a demoralizing loss
I guess," he said. "It was
just disappointing all round.
Everything seemed to go
the wrong way. I guess it
can only go up from here."

Hussey lost the toss and
Australia was sent in on a
wicket retaining moisture
after recent rain which

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SPORTS |

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007, PAGE 5B



seamed excessively
throughout its innings.
Bond relished the condi-

form throughout the tri-
series and cut a broad
swathe through the Aus-
tralian batting order. He
used movement in the air
and off the seam, along
with subtle changes of pace
to confound the Australian
batsman, taking his five
wickets from 9.3 overs.

Bond bowled three of his’

victims: Brad Haddin for
six, Nathan Bracken for 0
and Brad Hogg for 20, end-
ing the Australian innings
with Hogg's wicket.

Performance

He had Phil Jaques
caught by Daniel Vettori
from the fourth ball of his

first over and he brilliantly.

caught Cameron White off
his own bowling to cap a
virtuoso performance.
Hussey produced a cap-
tain's innings of 42 from 96
balls to provide his side's
only determined resistance.
None of the Australian
batsmen mastered the con-
ditions — so dissimilar to
their own — and Matthew
Hayden labored 39 balls for
14 and Brad Hodge 49 balls
for 22.
"Everything for them
went wrong and everything
for us went right, right from
the toss," Fleming said.
"They had the worst of the

pitch, it got better for us

and we rode our luck."
Vincent hit his 73 from 87
balls with eight fours and
two sixes and Fleming,
shaking off criticism of his
form, also had eight fours
and two sixes in his 70.
The second match of the
three-match series is in
Auckland on Sunday.

@ AUSTRALIA'S Shane
Watson bats in front of
New Zealand wicket keeper
Brendon McCullum in the
one day international Chap-
pell Hadlee cricket match
at Westpac Stadium,
Wellington, New Zealand,
Friday, February 16, 2007.

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