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Visitors to new bar are promised a Plush experience

A NEW bar on Paradise Island is
already pulling in a loyal clientele.

Plush, located on the second floor
above the Blue Marlin restaurant in Hur-
ricance Hole, has been opened with the
aim of establishing a lounge atmosphere
with contemporary music during the
week, with a focus towards dance and
disco at the weekend.

Deon Haven, co-owner, said: “The idea
of Plush is that’s it’s a mellow place for
people to come, relax and have good con-
versation, to meet people or just to come
and sit back in the booths or at the bar.”

As well as a karaoke on Wednesday,
the owners are also planning monthly
‘full moon parties”.

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Bapoon nt SHANE Gibson has per-
formed magnificently for the
Bahamas and has been targeted
by an organised conspiracy to .
take him out, Perry Christie said
yesterday .

The Prime Minister was
speaking during an interview
on Gems 105.9’s talk show “Tell
It Like It Is”, hosted by Sean
McWeeny.

“He has performed magnifi-
cently for our country and I
believe that our country will
ultimately see that to be so and
even those with the most jaun-
diced view or the most preju-,
diced view would have to
acknowledge that Shane Gib-
son served this country well,”
Mr Christie said.

The prime minister said he
was deeply saddened and trou-
bled by the allegations of impro-
priety that Mr Gibson must now
face.

“J have been in politics now
for 30, in fact 34 years, 30 years
as an elected representative. I
have seen ministers and I have
been with ministers and I have
served with ministers and I have
had ministers appointed. To me
this is a great tragedy what has
happened to him.

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which he must fight, virtually
to the death to vindicate him-
self,” Mr Christie said.

The prime minister said he
has had many hours of discus-
sion with Mr Gibson and has
also heard the calls of the peo-
ple.

“But I know that when we
made the call and the people
made the call about Tommy
Turnquest and I know when
we made the call and the peo-
ple made the call about Dion
Foulkes Hubert Ingraham did
absolutely nothing. No, I
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Ingraham promised he would

investigate and report.

“He did nothing and he
never reported. They are now
candidates in the next elec-
tion. I know that he has as his
deputy leader a man who has
perhaps without question
engaged in a direct act of
awarding himself or setting up
for himself or interest that he
owns a contract. That man is
the deputy leader of his par-
ty,” Mr Christie said.

Mr Christie said that the
former prime minister is

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framed by that picture.

“If he could fix his face and
mouth to attack men in the
way he has for lose behaviour
then he must be judged on the
level and degree of hypocrisy.
I will have my opportunity to
speak to that issue,” the prime
minister said.

Mr Christie said that he
finds himself “listening to the
drum of the people of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, but when it comes
to the application of moral val-
ues in governance I listen to
my own drum.”

“Firstly I have to recognize
that those peons who I may
have to deal with are men
who have given service to this
country and therefore any-
thing I do, anything I say
must take that into consider-
ation and so when people call
for resignations, when peo-
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US debate if
death of
Castro will
affect change
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THE Bush administration
remains hopeful that the death

Ea of Fidel Castro will unleash

grass-roots pressuré among
Cubans for democratic change —
but many analysts see little
threat to the regime under the
thus-far seamless succession of
brother Raul, according to
Associated Press.

As US officials see it, the seis-
mic political event for Cuba has
yet to come.

“We don’t feel that we’ve lost
‘an important moment, because
quite frankly, we don’t see any
significant possibility of change
of any kind until Fidel is gone,”
Tom Shannon, the top State
Department aide for Latin
America, says.

Intestinal surgery last July led
to the transfer of power from
Fidel, 80, to Raul, 75. US intel-
ligence agencies do not expect
the elder Castro to live long but
his two brothers, Raul and
Ramon, insist he is recovering.

US presidents have been
waiting for decades for Fidel to
die and to take his communist
project to his grave. President
Bush, who has especially close
ties to the anti-Castro Cuban-
American community, has tried
to hasten:a democratic transi-
tion by tightening the embargo
against the island.

But many observers say the
post-Fidel era has begun — with
Raul Castro clearly in control.

Lt Gen Michael Maples, head

of the Defense Intelligence
Agency, said last month that
Raul Castro has the “wide-
spread respect and support” of
military commanders, whose
backing he believes will be cru-
cial in the succession process.

He said Raul Castro should
be able to fend off any move to
depose him “at least for the
short.term".

Brian Latell, a . former top
Cuba analyst at the CIA, agrees
and says Raui Castro has been
acting more boldly than expect-

ed, encouraging debate among

Cubans and calling on universi-
ty students to “fearlessly” dis-
cuss the country’s problems.

A majority of people in the
US, 54 per cent, said it is unlike-
ly that Fidel Castro’s regime will
be replaced with a democracy
once he is gone, according to
an AP-Ipsos poll taken a couple
of weeks ago.

There is little evidence of pro-
democracy ferment in Cuba.
The answer to whether that
reflects fear or contentment on
the island depends on whom
one asks. One visible indication
of unrest is the single word that
appears on occasional street
signs: “Cambio” ("Change").

Rep Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a
Cuban-born Florida Republi-
can, says the calm under Raul is
illusory.

“The regime of Fidel Castro is
not viable without Fidel Cas-
tro,” he says. “A transition to
democracy in Cuba is inevitable,
but Fidel Castro needs to die
for the future of Cuba to begin.”

Frank Calzon, executive
director of the Center for a Free
Cuba, says there will be “an
explosion of expectations”
among Cubans for a better life
once Fidel dies. As the regime
“is unable to meet these aspira-
tions, the likelihood of instabil-
ity will increase.”

But Wayne Smith, a former

diplomat and an advocate of
resuming ties with Cuba, sees
continuity in Havana under
Raul Castro.
’ The administration has elab-
orate plans for food deliveries
to Cuba and other emergency
relief in the event of unrest.
Plans also are in place to
counter possible mass migra-
tion from Cuba. A full-scale
exercise, replete with role-play-
ing by mock migrants landing
on US shores, is set for south
Florida next month.



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Body of
Anna Nicole
Smith is
embalmed

THE body of Anna Nicole
Smith was embalmed Saturday,
under a court order issued a day
earlier.

Two embalmers finished the
job around noon, according to
Joshua Perper, the Broward
County medical examiner. They
promised not to discuss, write
about, photograph or draw the
body.

"They did an excellent job,
and the body will be ready for
viewing with no problem," Dr
Perper said. "In other words,
she's basically looking like she
looked in life or very, very close
to that."

Attorneys for photographer
Larry Birkhead, who claims he's
the father of Smith's baby girl,
fought to delay the embalming
until an additional DNA sample
was taken from her body Thurs-
day.

The body remains at the
medical examiner's facility,
awaiting developments in a Fort
Lauderdale courthouse, where
Smith's estranged mother Vir-
gie Arthur and her companion
Howard K. Stern, resume their
battle Tuesday over where the
Playboy model should be
buried.

Arthur wants Smith taken to
her home state of Texas; Stern
wants to put her in a plot in the
Bahamas next to her son,
Daniel.

Police
investigate
after armed
robberies

_ OPERATION Quiet Storm

and Operation Tri-party carried
out four warrants of arrest and
a total of 22 traffic citations over
the weekend.

The police said that around
12.30 am Saturday a 26-year-
old man was at a party in Cul-

mersville off Mackey Street,

when a black sedan vehicle
pulled up with three men inside.

The report said that one of
the car’s passengers got out of
the vehicle with a hand-gun and
shot the 26 year old in his foot.

The young man was taken to
hospital where he is reported to
be in stable condition.

The police also said that
around 4 am Sunday Super-
wash Laundry on Robinson
Road near Blue Hill Road was
robbed.

It was reported that three
masked men entered the laun-
dry through the back door and
held up an employee.

The report said one of the
men-had a hand-gun and anoth-
er a cutlass.

The employee was robbed of
a cellular-phone, and $200 cash,
which was the property of
Superwash.

The police said the men fled
the scene on foot in the direc-
tion of Blue Hill Road and Yel-
low Elder.

The police said these matters
are being investigated.

Trial set for
Haitian
colonel linked
to massacre

@ MIAMI

A FEDERAL human rights
lawsuit against a former Haitian
Army colonel will go to trial
next week, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Carl Dorelien served a year
in prison in Haiti after a US
immigration judge found him
to be a human rights violator
and had him deported in 2003.
His trial is scheduled to begin
Tuesday in US District Court
in Miami.

The Center for Justice and
Accountability alleges he is
liable for the 1994 murder of
Michel Pierre and the torture
in 1993 of Lexiuste Cajuste, a
former-labour leader.

Dorelien remains in Haiti and
will not attend the trial. His
Miami attorney, Kurt Klaus,
denied the allegations Saturday.

Dorelien was only assigned
to administrative duties in the
army in 1993 and 1994, Klaus
said.

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ATLANTIS chefs at the
supervisory and management
level are making a plea to
government to amend or
revise the Immigration laws
in relation to the hiring of
expatriate chefs for positions
that qualified Bahamian
chefs can competently fill.

In an official letter
addressed to Prime Minister
Perry Christie, the chefs
claim that many Bahamian
culinary professionals at
Atlantis and in the industry
as a whole are “extremely
frustrated, mentally demor-
alized, and enslaved by the
Machiavellian, anti-Bahami-
an style leadership” in the
culinary division at Atlantis.

The letter reads: “As we
do not oppose legitimately
qualified expatriate chefs
being given permits to work
in the Bahamas, based on the
heads of agreement for expa-
triates in the hotel industry,

in which a two-year mentor- .

ship programme is in place
where the executive chef
trains a Bahamian chef to fill
his/her position. However,
this is virtually non-existent
and it is quite evident due to
the fact that there was never
a Bahamian executive in
Atlantis (or Resorts Inter-
national) from its inception.”

The letter says that there
are a few talented expatriate
chefs that are interested in
the advancement and train-
ing of Bahamian chefs, but
they are “discreetly advised
to discontinue the process.”

According to the chets,
there is only one Bahamian
senior executive sous chef
and no other Bahamian
above that level.

And that at the moment,

there are nine Bahamian exec-

utives sous chefs who are qual- .

ified to fill positions that are
presently held by expatriates.

Concerns

Among other concerns, the
Atlantis chefs say that resumés
of expatriate chefs need to be
more closely scrutinised and
investigated, there is a major
salary disparity between
Bahamian chefs and expatriate
chefs who hold identical posi-

@ CHEFS at Atlantis have appealed to the government over the

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ate chefs holding executive
posts have no culinary degrees,

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Bahamian chefs are instructed
to remain behind the scene, and
that resumés from qualified
local chefs, who apply online to
the Atlantis Culinary Division,
are automatically blocked from
being hired.

According to the letter:
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PAGE 4, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, CMG, M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Bahamas failed to join travel programme

THE BAHAMAS, a leading tourist resort,
which also attracts the rich and famous as res-
idents, should have every facility here to accom-
modate its guests and ensure that their stay is as
stress free as possible. It might not seem impor-
tant to the average Bahamian, but many of
these wealthy residents travel the world with
their family pet at their side. They avoid areas
that make this travel difficult.

Although the Bahamas considers itself an
archipelago free of rabies, it has not put itself in
a position to be recognised as such by the inter-
national community. No one is going to accept
the word of a government official that this
country is rabies free. There are rules to be
followed if one wants to belong to the interna-
tional club of pet owners, which allows pets —
like humans — to travel on a passport, thus
avoiding a lengthy quarantine on arriving at
their destination.

Much travel of pet owners is between the
UK and the Bahamas — although regular vis-
itors and their dogs also arrive from Germany
and other parts of the world. England has strict
quarantine regulations. Any animal arriving in
the UK — a rabies free country — is immedi-
ately quarantined for six months. Rather than
put their dogs and cats through the'trauma of a
long separation from their owners, many own-
ers restrict their travel to avoid areas that have
not signed on to the international

travel rules for animals.

About 10 years ago a lobby group, calling
itself “Passports for Pets”, started a campaign to
change England’s archaic rabies laws. As a
result of its success, the Queen conferred an
OBE on Mary Fretwell, the group’s chairman,
“for services to pet owners and to animal wel-
fare.”

By 2000 there was a break-through and dogs
and cats could avoid England’s six-month ken-
nel quarantine provided a microchip — the
size of a small rice kernel — had been implant-
ed in the back of their neck as identification and

proof that a blood test showed that the ani-
mal had been successfully vaccinated for rabies.

Although the approximately 79 quarantine
kennels in England were against the change
— for obvious reasons — “Passports for Pets”
estimated that 12 million pet owners wanted the
hassle-free travel document.

At first the document was recognised only in
Western Europe, but it was soon extended to
Canada, the United States and more recently
Russia, and much of Eastern Europe.

When Passports for Pets was canvassing the
US and Canada, it included the islands of the

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West Indies and the Caribbean.

All the French and Dutch-speaking islands
signed on as did Bermuda, Barbados, Jamaica,
the Caymans, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts
and Nevis, Montserrat, St Vincent and the
Grenadines. But one of the three B’s was miss-
ing — where was the Bahamas?

In 2004, just before the Passport for Pets
was to transfer to the European Community it
duties to sign up members, it contacted the
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to find out
why, especially as the Bahamas was a tourist
resort, it had not signed on to the health regu-
lations for the non-commercial movement of

- pets. We were told that the impression con-

veyed to the UK was that the Bahamas was not
interested. “They just couldn’t be bothered,”
our informant commented.

Around that time a friend of ours tele-
phoned the Ministry of Agriculture to ask about
the Passport for Pets programme, only to be
told that there was no veternarian there to take
her call, and adding: “We don’t have rabies in
this country — it is very clean.” End of a con-
versation that never ‘answered the question
that was being asked.

We are writing this article because just last
week we had a call from a vet to find out what
was being done about signing on to this pro-
gramme. He said he is constantly having to try
to explain to foreign residents that a rabies cer-
tificate from his clinic is not recognised as a
valid travel document, because the Bahamas
has failed to sign onto the European Commu-
nity’s

Regulations No. 998/2003, and, therefore, is
itself not recognised.

One pet owner flies her animal to her broth-

er in New York to have a microchip implanted, °

have it vaccinated against rabies and have a
blood test at a European Union approved lab-
oratory. The animal then has to remain in the
US for six months before it can fly with its
owner to England. This procedure has to be fol-
lowed every time the animal needs its booster
rabies shot.

Why could that simple procedure not have
been done in the Bahamas while the owner
spent six months at her home here?

Was it because a government minister failed
to understand the importance of another branch
of our tourist product, or was it because an
indifferent civil servant failed to bring it to he
minister’s attention?

Whatever the answer, it is just another indi-
cation of the laid back indifference that is crip-
pling this country.

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Minimum wage: ‘an
economic fallacy’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS THE holder of a dual
undergraduate degree in law
and economics (Walbrook Col-
lege, London), I believe that I

may be qualified to rebut the

recent call for a so-called mini-
mum wage by the Hon Minister
of Labour and Immigration and
some of our misguided union
leaders.

Of course, it sounds good
politically, and on a so-called
compassionate basis for persons
to advocate a minimum wage
regime sanctioned by the cen-
tral government and backed up
by sanctions imposed by our
legislature. Is it feasible, how-
ever, is the only question which
needs be asked.

Wages are, in essence, the
price of one’s labour. In fact,
many economic gurus, over the
years, have failed/refused to
acknowledge that wages are but
another term for price of
labour, no more, no less. As
such, the price of the subject
labour, should and must be
determined by market forces
and the level of productivity.

To allow a government to
determine what should be a
minimum wage has, usually,
resulted in economic stagnation;
low productivity; unemploy-
ment and under employment.

At a political masquerade up
at Fox Hill the other evening,
my good friend, the Hon Shane
Gibson, Minister of Labor and
Immigration called for an
increase in the current mini-
mum wage level. This was
echoed a few days later by trade
union leader, par excellence,
Attorney Obie Fergusoén, who
suggested that the level should
be between B$250 to B$350 per
week.

We must keep in mind that

neither of these gentlemen, as
far as I am aware, own and
operate businesses that employ
any significant number of
employees. Gibson is prohibited
from, engaging in any outside
business while in the cabinet.
Obie’s law firm, to my personal
knowledge, has less than three
employees. Keeping this in
mind, it is easy to see that any
sort of increase in the minimum
wage level would have little or
no effect on their businesses or
law practice.
. What about medium and
large employers? With some
reputed 5,000 odd employees,
who already earn tar more than
what the minimum wage is now,
a company like Atlantis would
be obliged to either lay off cur-
rent workers, who may not be
up to scratch from a productiv-
ity level and/or may be obliged
to restrict employment oppor-
tunities to. persons who come
to the job with experience and
maturity.

In essence, an increase in the
minimum wage as advocated by

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Messrs Gibson and Ferguson,
will end up doing more harm
than good to the economy. Per-
sons who are_ currently
employed would face the real
possibility of reduced work

weeks; a demand for higher lev- .

els of productivity and reliance
on government subsidies to
make up the difference in pay.

Say, for instance, a worker
now earns $300 per week. This
is over and above the minimum
wage of B$150 which now
obtains. If the law is changed
to require an employer to pay
him a minimum of B$350 per
week, the employer could just
reduce staff; cut back on pro-
duction of goods and services
or, simply, shutter up his busi-
ness. Who would suffer: the
employer; the government or
the unemployed worker who
must now become a collective
burden to the taxpayers?

This ‘is the political season so
one should expect outlandish
stances and utterances by per-
sons who really should know
better. The best way to increase
wages, naturally and without
governmental interference, is

to increase productivity by
workers and to allow market
forces to come into play. To do
so by governmental fiat is the
wrong way to go.

The more a worker produces,
the more he, ordinarily, is paid.
The more valuable he/she is to
his/her employer, the more
there will be a demand for
his/her services. Real wages,
dear friends, must come out of
production and not fiats by any
government. .

If Shane and his leader wish
to see real increases in wages
all they have to do is to reduce
taxes on the importation of vital
machinery for various busi-
nesses so that the employers
could bring in those machines to
encourage additional worker
production and productivity.

In short, assist the employers
with capital accumulation,
instead of discouraging it. While
I have nothing but admiration
for Minister Shane Gibson, the
route which he is proposing to
raise minimum wages, is dead
wrong. To God then, the Hard-
est Worker around, in all things,
be the glory.

ORTLAND H BODIE JR
Nassau,
February 3, 2007.

Missing the point on
Shane Gibson issue

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I THINK that.a lot of people are missing the point with this
issue of the photos of Shane Gibson. The issue is not The Tri-
bune or the question of whether or not he had a sexual rela-
tionship with Ms Smith. The issue is that he is the Minister in
charge of the department that is responsible for accommodat-
ing Ms Smith and her application for permanent Tesidency:
Therefore, his “friendship” with her is inappropriate, ;. faeces

If, as he said, he felt sorry for her‘that she knew no one here
and felt some sort of kinship with her, then fine, he should
have gone above and beyond to make sure that her application
process was flawless, so as to completely avoid any appearance
of impropriety. Every T should have been crossed and every I
dotted before that application was approved. That was definitely

not done.

Then when Ms Smith’s son died and it came out that there
were mistakes or oversights made, he should have done the hon- -
ourable thing and admitted, yes due diligence was not taken,
apologise and promise to ensure that it would never happen
again. I really believe that the issue would probably have died
right there. People can respect a man who can admit a mistake.

Instead, Mr Gibson chose to be defensive and haughty,
knowing full well that he was wrong.

When Mr Jerome Sawyer asked Mr Gibson last night during
the interview on ZNS if he never felt at any time along this
process that anything was wrong or that he should hold back’on
this “friendship”, he said no. That I think speaks volumes

- about his character and the fact that he would allow his wife and

family to become so entangled with Ms Smith shows that he has
no concept of the role of a public official or the standard of
behaviour that is expected. The only thing that he kept harping
on was that it was the fault of The Tribune. If he was not there
to be in the pictures, there would be no pictures.

But then again, judging from all of the people calling the radio
shows saying they don’t think that he did anything wrong,

maybe it’s just me.

A FERGUSON
Nassau,
* February 12, 2007.

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equipment and antennas
from an opposition-aligned
television station if it is
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with the owners when the
channel’s concession expires,
telecommunications minister
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according to Associated Press.

President Hugo Chavez
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DEMANDING a “full public
apology” from FNM candidate
for Carmichael Charles May-
nard, PLP chairman Raynard’
Rigby took exception to asser-
tions made by Mr Maynard at
last week’s FNM that persons
apply for government housing
were required to go to Gibson,
Rigby and Co.

“T asked one lady who the
lawyer was for the mortgage
transaction, she told me she
asked if she could choose her
own attorney, and was told that
the Bahamas Mortgage Corpo-
ration had already chosen one
for her. Guess who it is? PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby,” Mr
Maynard said at the rally.

These comments show that
Mr Maynard is ill-informed and
lacks knowledge of everyday
matters, Mr Rigby said.

“His comments at best were
amateurish and were of the
same old tired approach by the
FNM and Hubert Ingraham to
engage in attempts of charac-
ter assassination. Obviously,
Charles Maynard is attempting
to divert attention from his own
shortcomings,” the PLP chair-
man said. ;

He said that any sensible
member of the public will know
that a law firm engaged by a
financial institution in a land
transaction has a duty to ensure
that the institution has good title
to the land. The firm has no
duty in respect of the construc-
tion contract.

- PLP chairman refutes claim
over mortgages and law firm

“Certainly, Mr Maynard
should know these basic facts
and therefore should not have
made any suggestion that my
firm did not carry out its con-
tractual duties,” Mr Rigby said.

Partner -

He said that while the firm
of which he is a partner is on a
list that provides legal services
to the Mortgage Corporation,
there is nothing improper, ille-
gal, unethical or inappropriate
about the firm providing legal
services for the Mortgage Cor-
poration.

“In fact, the minister respon-
sible has already publicly stated
that there are other lawyers on
the list and that the legal fees

FNM says PLP has put country
‘category five storm’

through a

m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

THE FNM claimed yesterday
that the country is weathering a
category five “perfect” storm:
a corrupt PLP culture presided
over by a weak, indecisive and
frightened leader unable to
restrain his Ministers, bring
order to government and pro-
tect the international reputa-
tion of the Bahamas.

The party made the state-
ment yesterday during its week-
ly commentary.

The FNM hit out at Prime
Minister Perry Christie for not
demanding the resignation of
Immigration and Labour Min-
ister Shane Gibson and
slammed the minister for show-
ing no remorse for the embar-
rassment he caused the coun-
try

ath “Even if-he-is innocent of a
«),mumber of lapses, surely his
. repeated and belligerent lack of



judgment regarding an appear-
ance of a conflict should warrant
his swift dismissal,” the FNM said.

The FNM said that any lin-

gering doubts in the minds of.

some people about the PLP’s
fitness for office were shattered
last week as the party of “hope
and help” sealed its fate as the
party of “shame and scandal”.

“The lead character in this
meltdown of the PLP’s integri-
ty and trustworthiness is, ironi-
cally, not Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson. It is Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie. On the eve
of Mr Gibson’s reluctant, defen-
sive and evasive interview on
ZNS, Mr Christie was at church
lecturing us about values, ethics
and responsibility.

“When it comes to the multiple
scandals paralysing his govern-
ment, Mr Christie says and does
nothing, or waits until the very last
minute when events force them-
selves upon him,” the party said.
The party said if Mr Gibson is

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serious about responding to the
people, he should have submit-
ted himself to a longer press
conference with a larger group
of journalists, who could ask
many of the questions the peo-
ple want answered.

“Instead, after months of
avoiding the press and the peo-
ple’s questions he held a brief
Q&A with two journalists,

- avoiding questions, filibuster-

ing and angrily repeating stock
answers to troubling allega-
tions,” the FNM said.

“He offered no contrition and
would not even acknowledge that
his actions may have, at minimum,
been inappropriate, and are caus-
ing considerable harm to the coun-
try’s international standing -- not
to mention his own party.

“He also overreached for the
oldest trick in the book by
blaming the media for his litany
of mistakes, misjudgments and
perhaps misrepresentations,”
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The record, he said, will also
show that he was never person-
ally involved in any such trans-
action and that the other
lawyers in the firm dealt with .
these matters.

“I put Hubert Ingraham and
the FNM on notice that this
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THE Carmichael Con-
stituency was abandoned by
Hubert Ingraham when he
appointed then-MP Anthony
Rolle to be Ambassador to the
United Nations while still “serv-
ing as the MP”, current MP
John Carey said yesterday.

This, he said, was textbook-
style absentee representation.

“The Carmichael Con-
stituency has had five years of
consistent, accessible, available
and present in the flesh repre-
sentation. In 2002, we started a
journey as a family toward
improving the quality of life for

our families. It,.has been a grow-

ing experience for me and one
in which | now have 5 years of
parliamentary experience. As
we move forward, we will be
building upon the foundation
which has been laid to give
Carmichael constituents the
best opportunities to succeed,”
Mr Carey said.

The MP said that for every
promise made, there is a price
tag associated with it and it
takes time to be able to accom-
plish much. —*

“We have only just begun the
work to better the Carmichael
Constituency,” he said.

Among his achievements Mr
Carey lists:

e infrastructure upgrades
including drainage installation,

speed bumps and road paving |

¢ back to school programme

¢ children’s annual Christmas
parties

* open representation with a
constituency office open

e introduction of computer
training programme in con-
junction with Good News SDA
church in Flamingo Gardens

e after school program in con-
junction with Family Life Cen-
tre in Flamingo Gardens

e job placement for many
constituents

* computer literacy outreach
in conjunction with BTVI

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¢ monthly constituency meet-
ings:

¢ seminars in Carmichael for
constituents on issues such as:
parenting skills, domestic vio-
lence, job readiness and
HIV/AIDS

* lobbying for health care bill
that guarantees Bahamians
access to affordable health care
services regardless of financial
circumstances

* initiating block parties

* encouraging businesses in
the area to adopt-a-road, adopt-

a-park and co-ordinate keeping .,

it clean

“Every constituent has





access to a copy of the Consti-

tution which can be found on *

the Bahamas Government’s
website. Not only is there the
constitution but there is every,
law of the Bahamas, except the
one for stupid people. It is iron-
ic that the FNM opponent who
would seek to represent the
people of Carmichael in Par-
liament offers no solutions,
This is exactly why they were

flung out of office in 2002. |

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ran out of town to New York

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with African, Caribbean and
Pacific countries.

The example has been set by
the EU and the African Union
(AU). They have recently
launched a consultation process
in an attempt to fashion a Joint
EU-Africa Strategy.

So, if the EU could do this
with Africa, why not with the
Caribbean which would be con-
siderably more manageable giv-
en its smaller population size
and more widespread availabil-
ity of technology?

EU Commissioner Louis
Michel and the Chairman of the
Commission of the AU, Oumar
Konaré, launched the public
consultation saying that it “shall
develop a political vision and
practical elements for the future
partnership between the EU
and Africa.”

Both the EU and the AU
claim that the joint strategy
would be adopted by the
EU/Africa summit in Lisbon in
the second half of 2007.

They have invited stakehold-
ers in Europe and Africa “to
make your voices heard and
provide your valuable input to
this important process." And,
to facilitate the collection of
opinions about the future of
Euro-African relations, a spe-
cial website has been set up on
the internet, http://europafrica.
org managed on behalf of the
EU and the AU by an indepen-
dent foundation, the European
Centre for Development Policy
Management (ECDPM).

| he plan is a two-stage

process. The consulta-
tion will feed first into a draft to
be discussed at the EU-Africa
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It is being argued
by an informal
coalition of
non-governmental
organizations that
it is unclear
whether an
extension of trade
preferences would
require another
waiver from the
World Trade
Organization.

get the attention of the official
EU/Africa negotiators, the
ECDPM say that it will submit
the comments to an EU-Africa
experts meeting on February
19-23, where they will start to
discuss the content of the joint
strategy, and they will do the
same for future official expert
meetings.

Of course the internet process
may be more a public relations
exercise than a substantial one.

The vast majority of people
in Africa have no access to the
internet and those that do are
an elite group in a handful of
countries. It is likely, therefore,
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and interested parties in Europe.

In any event the majority of
people in both Europe and
Africa have no clue that the
internet website exists. It cer-
tainly isn’t being boldly adver-
tised on their radios and tele-
vision screens.

What may be of far greater
value is four broad-based public
debates involving non-govern-
mental agencies which are
planned between March and
June with a possible pre-sum-
mit civil society meeting in Lis-
bon. These will give organised
bodies an opportunity to influ-
ence the debate on future EU-
Africa relations, even though
ordinary voices will still not be
heard.

But, at least the debate will
be broadened and a wider set of
positions will be put on the
table. Among those positions
will be that the present treaty
arrangement on trade, aid and
investment between the EU and

African, Caribbean and Pacific
countries does not necessarily
have to terminate at the end of
this year. is

|: is being argued by an
informal coalition of non-
governmental organizations that
it is unclear whether an exten-
sion of trade preferences would
require another waiver from the
World Trade Organization.

In any event, would it not be
beneficial to hear the views of a
wide cross section of Caribbean
people on all this?

So, why can the EU/Africa
public consultation not be repli-
cated in the Caribbean?

Indeed, why should the
Caribbean not formally put the
idea to the EU and initiate its
own broad-based consultations
with the people of the
Caribbean community.

Just as in the past when deci-
sions of great moment were tak-

en in the Caribbean, Commis- -



The vast majority
of people in Africa
have no access to
the internet and

those that do are

an elite group ina
handful of coun- —
tries.

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sions were established to hear
views and accept memoranda
from the public, so too could a
specially appointed Caribbean-
EU Commission now listen to
wider views in both regions.
The current negotiations
might benefit enormously from
it, and the structure of the
future relationship between
Europe and the Caribbean
might be laid on a more broad-
ly acceptable foundation.
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A DAUGHTER of act-
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said Sunday that-her uncle
Fidel is recovering "very
well" from surgery and
would likely again be "pre-
sent and very active" in
Cuba's government,
according to Associated
Press.

"Fidel is stupendous,"
said Mariela Castro Espin,
who attended the dedica-
tion of a book of collected
speeches and interviews by
her mother Vilma Espin, a
veteran of the revolution
led by Castro and head of
the Federation of Cuban
Women.

Raul Castro took over as
acting president in July
after his brother Fidel
underwent surgery and dis-
appeared from public view,
aside from occasional
videotaped meetings with
foreign visitors.

The most recent showed
a Jan. 29 meeting with
Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez in which the
Cuban leader seemed
noticeably stronger and
less haggard than in earlier
images.

The videotape eased
speculation fed by a Jan.
16 report in the Spanish
newspaper El Pais that
described him as being in
"very grave" condition
after three failed opera-
tions. Cuban officials have
not given details of his ill-
ness. aa

It has not been clear if
the Cuban leader would
eventually return fully or
would leave government in

the hands ‘of colleagues;
There have been ho visible’
signs of unrest or major.

policy changes since he
stepped aside.

-Asked if Fidel Castro
would resume his full
duties, his niece said, "I
imagine him returning and
not returning because one
way or the other he is
going to be present and
very active."

Castro Espin, who heads
the National Center for
- Sex Education, said she
had not seen her uncle in
recent days, but had spo-
ken with "many people to
be able to have informa-
tion from different points
of view" about his condi-
tion.

"I know that he is very
well, that he is recovering
very well, that he is even
very conscious of his age,
of the current moments of
the revolution and with
great confidence in his.

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comrades," she said.

Castro "is recuperating
as a man of 80 years should
recuperate," she added.

Her comments were sim-
ilar to those of Cuban Par-
liament Speaker Ricardo
Alarcon in a story pub-
lished Sunday by the Span-
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Shane Gibson resigns

FROM page one

and who much more importantly
understood his obligation to his
own wife, children, parents, broth-
ers and sister and friends,” Mr
Christie said.

The prime minister said that Mr
Gibson is facing something that
ministers in other administrations
had to deal with. ;

“There are former ministers in
this country who will be sitting
right now listening to me in cir-
cumstances where they could see
gifts they have received all around
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his personal admission to me,
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interpret and misapply what are -

minister may have, could have said
things better and differently but I
happen to know, you see, because
as I look back at these things he
called me on different occasions, I
had no idea about the nature of

the relationship between himself,

his wife, his children and. Anna
Nicole Smith, I was just answering
questions and giving my judgment
as to what should happen but as I
look back now I give him plenty of
credit for asking me because he
asked obviously with a view to
correcting anything he wanted to
do and so for me insofar as inten-
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we are in the situation we’re in
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PM hits out at Ingraham

Mr Christie said that the minis-
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the time that he has known him,
whether or not events change that
view is a different matter, but he
believes in Mr Gibson’s integrity.

“I want to say that a man has
acted improperly, a man has acted
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way that his colossal error of judg-
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his wife and his children in doing
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to live in. That is the kind of
Bahamas that Hubert Ingraham
is creating,” Mr Christie said.

* TODAY ’S INSIGHT article

was written before the
resignation announcement

FROM page one
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streets into what I call a basket of information,” the prime minister said.

However, Mr Christie stopped short of calling Mr Ingraham a pup-
pet.

“I have too much respect for him as a former prime minister of the
country to call him a puppet. I know him personally, I know he has had
a hard life and know he has traveled hard but he has a killer instinct that
goes too far,” the prime minister said. .

Mr Christie said that Mr Ingraham’s philosophy drives him to
believe that “whatever is needful is lawful”.

“T wonder how Hubert Ingraham who I know who has a wife and
children could get up and make fun in the way he does because I
know he knows the level of hypocrisy he’s playing with. I know he
knows he has been confronted with the obligation and requirement to
straightened things out in his own organization which he didn’t and I
know that as he is applying these standards to Shane Gibson he is wrong
in what he’s doing,” Mr Christie said. ;

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Claim that.
Shane Gibson
planned protest

FROM page one

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

Sources have said that .
significant financial
backers of the PLP have
suggested that Mr Gib-
son should be denied a
nomination in the com-
ing election because of
the scandal over Ms
Smith. It was feared that
the scandal could over-
shadow the PLP’s elec-
tion campaign. However,
in last night’s broadcast
it was clear that Mr Gib-
son would be a part of
that campaign.

At a rally in the Gold-
en Gates constituency
on Wednesday night,

- Opposition leader

Hubert Ingraham said
that Minister Gibson is
chiefly responsible for
having set this unfortu-
nate chain of events in °
motion.

The FNM leader
urged voters to get rid of
the entire cabinet in the
wake of the Anna Nicole
Smith affair, arguing
that with a general elec-
tion so near it was much
too late for Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson
to resign from the Cabi-
net.

And in his first public
comment on the interna-
tional controversy,
Prime Minister Christie
said prime ministers
have the right to dismiss
a minister at anytime.

Asked if he was going
to dismiss Minister Gib-
son, Mr Christie said:
“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 °
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Its content includes the dance
styles of Lawrence Carroll’s
Eurhythmics Dancers, Claudia
Albury and Roderick Johnson,
the liberation messages of the
“Drum Beat” of Peanuts Tay-
lor, the versa-style rhythm of
Desirée Cox; the crisp, fresh
voice of Aliya Coley, the jazz
moods of Pamela Woods and

the inimitable voice of Freddie
Munnings Jr.

Entertainment

The Gospel segment will ring
out loud and clear with songs
of praises by Daphne Bowleg,
Monesha Bowleg and Denero
Williams. NGOMA presents
quality entertainment while
bringing to the forefront a peri-
od in our history which has
marked us and shaped our
nation as it changed the face of
mankind forever.

An event spokesman said:

“Winston Saunders knew and

lived this historical reality as
fervently as he drew breath. He
is no longer among us to grace
our ears with his warm voice,
but he continues to change our
lives with his wisdom, and the
works he has done for our
nation remain a part of our
vibrant legacy that is so much
more enriched because we
heard him. We are left bereft
but full of hope because we
knew him.
“We are further favoured and
graced through the loan to us
of Gail Saunders, our prized
possession, a tireless worker of
the truth and a diligent excava-
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up for its raffle and auction

A SILENT auction and room
raffle featuring a dazzling array
of prizes valued at more than
$80,000 will be up for grabs at
the 43rd Annual Heart Ball on
Saturday in the Crown Ball-
room, Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Exquisite jewellery, fabulous °

trips, fine dining for two, origi-
nal paintings and a handmade
quilt are among the treasure
trove of fabulous prizes gener-
ously donated by “friends” and
corporate Bahamas to the
Heart Ball Committee for its
gala ball.

“We hope to make this ball
more exciting and spectacular
than past balls with prizes for
the raffle valued at more than
$30,000 while the silent auction
features prizes in excess of
$50,009,” says Ball committee
member Linda LaFleur.

The first prize for the room
raffle includes two round-trip
British Airways World Trav-
eller tickets from Nassau to
London; one night’s accommo-

dation.at.the, Mandarin Oriental, Size-quilt designed especially £0% i

Hyde Park Hotel; a gold, emer-
ald and diamond tennis bracelet
donated by Colombian Emer-
alds International; an original
painting donated by Aitken
Imaging and Frame Art, anda
Waterford vase, donated anony-
mously.

The second prize consists of

the watercolour painting,



Reflections, donated by Cham-
bers House and Garden; a cul-
tural vase donated by the Chi-
nese Embassy; an exquisite
straw and leather handbag from
Barbara Jesubatham’s Designs;
d Blackberry phone from BTC;
and a turquoise, moonstone
tooth and silver necklace,
donated by Baroness Boboli
deLama.

The third prize is two
Bahamasair roundtrip tickets,
a seven-night vacation for two
at the Bluff House Beach Hotel,
Green Turtle Cay; two nights
of house special drinks for two
at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar in
Green Turtle Cay; and a gift
basket from John Bull.

The silent auction will again
feature fabulous prizes with the
top one being a weeklong stay
for two at Echo Valley Resort,
Vancouver, Canada. Described
as a “Little Bit of Heaven,” this
prize is again generously offered
by owners Norm and Nan Dove.

An original handmade king-

the Heart Foundation and
donated by the Stepping Stones
Quilters will also be featured at
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up for. bids include jewellery,
paintings, and roundtrip tickets
for two to Rum Cay including
lunch.

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Irish Bahamian Society
gives back to the Bahamas

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land, while enhancing cultur-
al relationships with the
Bahamas and her people.

As an annual participant in
the Cultural Fair held at the
Botanical Gardens, the Soci-
ety also determined that the
funds raised at such events
would be donated back into
the Bahamian community to
make a specific difference in
the life of a Bahamian child
or children. In keeping with
this mandate the society
recently made donations to:
The Antoine Rolle Jr. Med-
ical Fund, Hopedale Centre,
The Children's Emergency
Hostel, The All Saints Camp

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Bahamian Society making
donations of fans (right) and
water coolers (below) to the
All Saints Camp and a dona-
tion (below right) to the
Hopedale Centre.

@ BELOW: From left: Mrs
Maggie Shiel-Rolle of the
Irish Bahamian Society, Ms.
Diana Thompson, administra-
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Bahamas finally ‘open’ —
for e-commerce business

nal’ to international

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
. Tribune Business Editor

s*

%

he Bahamas has
“sent a signal” to
both the domes-
tic and interna-
a tional business
that this country can be used as
a base for e-commerce opera-
tions, the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune, fol-
lowing the appointment of the
Data Protection Commission-

er.

The Bahamas has been
unable to implement the three
e-commerce regulatory Acts
that Parliament passed in 2003

Bahamas

Appointment of forme
community that Bahamas ready for industry,

for almost four years because it
did not appoint such a person
to oversee and administer
them, but James Smith said
they would come into effect
within the next few months fol-
lowing the selection of E.
George Rodgers, the Bahamas
Development Bank’s former
managing director, to the post.

Mr Smith said of Mr
Rodgers’ appointment: “T
think it sends a signal to both

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'. Tribune Business Editor

“THE Bahamas is unlikely to
meet the International Mone-
tary Fund’s (IMF) projection
for 4:5 per cent economic
growth for 2007, a Bahamian
investment bank and brokerage
house has argued, due to rela-
tively tight commercial banking
liquidity and recent declines in

the level of foreign exchange .

reserves.

In a briefing note for clients, |
Fidelity said it was predicting
that Bahamian economic
growth in 2007 would fall short

- of the IMF’s estimates, due to

those factors and the impend-
ing general election, as both
Bahamian and _ foreign
investors were likely to wait
for the electoral ‘dust to set-
tle’ before committing them-

-- selves to capital outlays.

Fidelity said: “Historically,
during election years foreign

Pegasus plans second
Grand Bahama plant

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter



FREEPORT — Pegasus
Wireless, the newly-licensed
wireless technology supplier in
Grand Bahama, is currently
negotiating for another site
that will allow it to construct a
400,000 sq ft plant, in addition

to its current 20,000 square

foot facility at West Settler’s
Way..

“This manufacturing facili-
ty is 20,000 square feet, and
the warehouse portion of our
business is very small, which is
hurting us right now because I
can only bring in so much for
the plant to build,” Jasper
Knabb, Pegasus Wireless’s
president and chief executive
explained.

“We will keep this facility
for five years, and even when
we get the bigger one done,
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- growth target

investors have preferred to
wait until the election to com-
mit to their investments, so it is
possible that we may not see
large foreign direct investment
flows until the second half of
2007.. ;

“Tf this scenario occurs, then
it is unlikely that the IMF 2007
growth forecast of 4.5 per cent
will be realised.”

Fidelity added: “Given the
recent downward trend in for-
eign reserves coupled with a
tight domestic liquidity situa-
tion curtailing the robust
growth in credit, and with the
prospect of pending elections
and the increase in government
spending leading up to them,
we forecast Bahamian GDP
will fall short of the IMF esti-
mates.”

James Smith, minister of
state for finance, told The Tri-

SEE page 7B

training facility as we move
into the next phase.”

Pegasus Wireless Corpora-
tion has been moving ahead
with plans to open its first wire-
less manufacturing plant in
Freeport as scheduled next
week, creating about 300 jobs
on Grand Bahama.

Mr Knabb is optimistic that

construction of the 20,000
square foot plant at West Set-
tler’s Way, where some 90 per-
sons are already employed, will
bé finished and ready for open-
ing on February 22.

“We are on target for open-
ing, and we will be finished
with the actual assembly of the
plant itself by Monday
[today],” Mr Knabb told The
Tribune on Friday.

. During a tour of the facility,
workers were busy on the
assembly line conducting train-

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tion, and the basis on which
they can look to the Bahamas
as a base for e-commerce activ-
ities.

“As I understand it, you
have few countries in this
Hemisphere that have this type
of legislation. We now have in
place the kind of legislative
framework that could facilitate

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albeit four years after Acts were

the establishment and opera-
tion of e-commerce from the
Bahamas.”

The Acts that were passed
in 2003 were the Computer
Misuse Act, the Data Protec-
tion Act and the Electronic
Communications and Trans-
actions Act.

While certainly important
that Mr Rodgers is now in
place as the Data Protection

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will finally see these Bills and a
regulatory framework for
Bahamas-based e-commerce
business activities enacted,
there is a sense that this nation

has probably ‘missed the boat’

on this industry.

Many in the business com-
munity have long considered
the Bahamas a natural loca-
tion for an e-commerce hub,
given its tax structure, proxim-
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Firm in Devco talks over major Freeport project

A GRAND Bahama-based company is
in talks with the Grand Bahama Devel-
opment Company (Devco) over a pro-
posed multi-million dollar development
at the island’s Fortune Beach and Shannon
areas.

Steel HO Bahamas Ltd, a subsidiary of
China Building Systems Hong, Kong, said
the Fortune Beach development would
consist of four phases of luxury vacation
homes and surrounding amenities, plus a
world-class beach club and spa.

The Shannon development will be an

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Steel HQ Bahamas, which became a
licensee of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) last year, said its steel
manufacturing plant at No.18 Peel Street
has the capability to produce about 700
homes per annum..

Most of these will be for export to the
North American market. Danny Gross,
Steel HO Bahamas’ chairman, ‘said the
company shipped its first order of homes
to Florida on January 15, 2007.

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such as the new Pier 1 restaurant at ~
Freeport Harbour, Britannia Estates Sub-
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Williams Construction, and numerous
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li By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

inance Corporation of
Re Bahamas (FIN-
CO) is planning to
begin construction of a new
location in the Carmichael
Road area this year, exploiting
business growth in the area,
following a record fiscal 2006
in which net income grew 8.7
er cent to $20.77 million —a
1.7 million increase.
Writing in FINCO’s annual
report, Annamaria DeGrego-
ry, its managing director, said
the planned Carmichael
Road facility would be a
shared location with its par- ,
ent, Royal Bank of Canada,
which owns 75 per cent of ».
RBC FINCO’s share capital
through RBC Holdings °*”
(Bahamas).

“This is one of the fastest
growing business districts on
the island, and sharing this
location will allow RBC FIN-
CO to leverage the RBC
relationship,” Mrs. DeGrego-
ry said.

She added that RBC FIN-
CO’s Freeport branch would
this year be relocated to a
shared location with Royal
Bank’s retail banking opera-
tions, a move designed to
boost service to clients who
banked with both institutions
and “create a one-stop bank-
ing convenience for our cus-
tomers”.

Mrs DeGregory said RBC
FINCO was also moving to
upgrade its Automated
Banking Machines (ABM)
network, a move that would
allow customers to withdraw
funds outside the Bahamas
and at all Royal Bank ABMs.

“The upgrade will now

_ increase customer access to
24-hour banking from four
ABM locations to 28 ABM
locations throughout the
Bahamas,” she added.

Meanwhile, Gordon ,
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general meeting (AGM) on
March 15, 2007, after 16
years. He will be replaced by
Ross McDonald, a familiar
face, who is Royal Bank’s
senior vice-president for
Caribbean banking, in charge
of operations throughout

’ eight countries including the

Bahamas.

As Royal Bank is the
majority 75 per cent share-
holder in FINCO, Mr

McDonald’s appointment is a

formality.

FINCO’s 2006 perfor-
mance, during which assets
climbed by 9.1 per cent to
$648 million, was driven by
the bank’s mortgage loan
portfolio. The bank said the
demand for housing “remains
strong”, amid heavy competi-
tion in the mortgage loan’
market.

FINCO’s loan portfolio
grew by a net $48.1 million or
9.41 per cent year-over-year
to October 31, 2006, which
the bank attributed to aggres-
sive marketing and cam-

_ paigns such as the Block-

buster and Home Equity
Loan Programme.

Net interest income for fis-
cal 2006 grew by $1.7 million
or 6.35 per cent to $28.396
million, due largely to the
mortgage portfolio expan-
sion, with interest income
from these loans and securi-
ties and deposits at other
banks outpacing interest paid
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charges, grew by 10.29 per
cent or $332,000 over fiscal
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FINCO said this rise was dri-
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The expanded loan portfo-
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TAXES

Law bars deduction
for donated junk

BY EILEEN PUTMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Clean out the attic.
Donate the junk to charity. Take a tax deduc-
tion.

Not so fast.

Congress passed new rules for deducting
household goods and clothing donations in
2006. Unless the item is in “good used condi-
tion or better” or was donated before Aug. 18,
2006, you won't get the tax deduction.

The question, of course, is what “good
used condition” means. Who defines it, and
what proof is needed?

“It means you can’t give away your kids’
blue jeans that have holes in the backside,”
said Clint Stretch, managing principal for tax
policy at Deloitte Tax LLP. “If you give trash |
away, don’t try to take a deduction.”

In changing rules for this deduction, avail-
able to taxpayers who
itemize, Congress








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WHAT YOU:SHOULD KNOW

New tax breaks for phone users
Forget attic junk

E-filing gets easier

Many last-minute changes

GATHER RECORDS —

The most common records you'll need
to prepare your 2006 taxes:
e@ Copy of 2005 tax return.
e W-2s from all employers.
e Forms 1099, 1099-DIV, 1099-R and
1099-G showing dividend and interest
paid to you in 2006 as well as any refund,
credit, or offset of state and local taxes.
e Receipts indicating the state and local
taxes, real estate taxes and personal
property taxes you paid in 2006.
e Form 1098 for home mortgage interest
and points.
e Receipts and documentation for
charitable contributions and gifts.
© Income receipts from any rental real
estate, royalties, partnerships,
S corporation and trusts.
e Records of unemployment
compensation, Social Security benefits or
other income.
@ Documentation of casualty and theft
losses.

e For help: www.irs.gov or
1-800-829-1040.

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Tax breaks abound,
but parents may lose

Miami Herald Staff and Wire Report

Telephone users, energy-savvy homeown-
ers and parents of older teens, in particular,
should pay special attention at tax time this
year. Many changes affecting 2006 tax
returns are aimed squarely at you.

Hurricanes: For one, residents in areas
badly affected by 2005’s epic storm season
won't have to spend time digging up receipts
in order to deduct hurricane losses, thanks to
last year’s storm-free summer. If you didn’t
take advantage of that tax relief, it’s possible
to file an amended return for 2005.

State taxes: Federal lawmakers rein-
stated a deduction for state and local sales
taxes, which has no income tax.

Taxpayers can consult a standardized
table published by the IRS available on its
website at www.irs.gov to figure out an esti-
mated deduction based on their adjusted
gross income.

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& As Haiti Carnaval kicks off
today, the government makes
a $2 million tourism push for
Haitians living abroad to come
home and enjoy. :

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES -
jcharles@MiamiHerald.com >
PORT-AU-PRINCE — In th
waiting lounge at the interna-
tional airport, images of colorful
masqueraders flash on the TV
screen. In the city, public service
ads on radio tell patrons to leave
their weapons at home: Carnaval
is a time for fun. :
More than just a street party,
Port-au-Prince’s three-day pre-
Lenten carnival celebration,

fully orchestrated attempt by Hai-
tian President Réne Préval’s gov-
ernment to set the stage for one of
its most challenging goals: revive
Haiti’s long-collapsed tourism
industry.

“We are making the statement
that there is not a problem of
insecurity in Haiti. Yes, there is
insecurity in certain areas, but not
in the entire country,” said Tour-
ism Minister ‘Patrick Delatour.
This is not«axgeuntry either at
_ war or one coming out of civil

war.”

Case in point: Last weekend’s
carnival in the southern port city
of Jacmel attracted large crowds
of both Haitians and foreigners,



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FORMS

IRS guide
for late
changes.

Associated Press

Here are instructions from the
Internal Revenue Service reflect-

in December. The changes came
too late to be included in the 2006
tax forms, which had already been
printed.

‘Taxpayers who itemize deduc-
tions can choose to claim the state
and local sales taxes they paid in
2006, instead of any state and
local income taxes they paid.

Either amount can be shown
on Schedule A, Line 5, labeled
“State and local income taxes.”

If you choose to claim the sales

_tax deduction, enter “ST” on the
dotted line to the left of Line 5.

The IRS will issue Publication
600, containing instructions for
figuring the deduction and the
sales tax tables for all 50 states
and the District of Columbia.

The deduction for up to $4,000
of tuition and fees paid to a post-
secondary institution is claimed
on Form 1040, Line 35, which is
the line labeled, “Domestic pro-
duction activities deduction.” Do
not use Form 1040A.

If claiming the tuition and fees
deduction, enter “T” on the dot-
ted line to the left of that line
entry. If claiming both the domes-
tic production activities deduc-
tion and the tuition and fees
deduction, enter “B” on the dot-
ted line and attach a breakdown
of the amounts claimed for each
deduction.

The deduction for up to $250
| of out-of-pocket classroom
expenses paid by an educator is
| claimed on Form 1040, Line 23,
labeled “Archer MSA deduction.”
Again, do not use Form 1040A.

If claiming educator expenses,
enter “E” on the line to the left of
that line entry. Enter “B” if claim-
ing both the Archer MSA and
educator expense deduction, and
attach a breakdown.



Carnaval ©

which kicks off today, is a care-.

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TOURISM



JACQUELINE CHARLES/MIAMI HERALD STAFF

GET READY: Workers make final Carnaval preparations in
the southern port city of Jacmel, Haiti. Now the
government is betting on the main event in
Port-au-Prince to revive Haiti’s tourism industry.

Haiti invests
to lure expats

HAITI

who jammed the narrow

streets. “There was between

300,000 and 500,000 people

and no security problems.

Nobody was killed. Nobody

was shot,” said Delatour, who
- attended the event.

Still, in a country strug-
gling with an unprecedented
wave of kidnappings, and sec-
tions of this capital city still
suffering from gang violence

_ that has made even Haitians
living abroad reluctant to
return for visits, staging the
annual “Haiti Kanaval” pre-
sents a formidable challenge.

To pull it off, the govern-
ment is beefing up security
this weekend around the capi-
tal, just as it did along the
winding mountain roads to
Jacmel for that carnival.
Motorists going to Jacmel, on
the southern coast, were sub-

jected to two separate police ©

searches of their vehicles for
weapons.

The Haitian government
has invested $2 million in cre-
ating a carnival-season buzz

through billboards and a web-"*

site, www.haiticarnaval.org,

to encourage Haitians..in..

South Florida, New York,
Boston. and Montreal to
return home.

Past attempts to use Hai-
tian expatriates as a spring-
board for reviving tourism
here have been met with little
success as Haiti seemed to
carom from one violent crisis
to another.

“We have a great opportu-
nity here,” Prime Minister
Jacques-Edouard Alexis told
The Miami Herald last week,
as he mentioned several
annual celebrations here,
including carnival, that
already attract Haitians from
abroad.

Private companies like
MWM & Associates have
recently tried to create a buzz
by hosting an annual Haiti
Tourism Summit in Miami

RESOURCES

Beach, and offering packaged
trips to the island.

“The numbers are increas-
ing slowly but surely,” MWM
Executive General Manager
Ginette Lilavois Villedrouin
said about the number of Hai-
tians who have booked trips
to Haiti through her company.

Convincing Haitians to
visit is key, tourism officials
say, in order to attract visitors
beyond the foreign missionar-
ies and aid workers who now
flock here. Outside of the esti-
mated 600,000 Royal Carib-
bean cruise ship passengers
who are expected to visit
Labadee, a few miles west of
Cap-Haitien, the government
lacks statistics on how many
tourists Haiti attracts annu-
ally. While carnival is the
country’s one big tourist
draw, an international film
festival in Jacmel is also draw-
ing visitors.

Last December, an esti-
mated 50,000 visitors
attended the town’s film festi-
val where Haiti-born hip-hop
artist Wyclef Jean performed.

“This is a new day for

‘ Haiti,” said Josette Darguste,

chairwoman of the govern-
ment’s carnival committee,
noting that this year’s carnival
theme is “The Sun Rises for
All Haitians.” She added: “We
want Haitians to come back
home; come see the cultural
riches your country has to
offer.”

This includes the 4,000
masqueraders, and konpa
musicians who will jam at
Champ de Mars, the down-
town Port-au-Prince square
where Haiti’s heroes are
immortalized. The govern-
ment is estimating 2 million
people will join the three-day
party. Among those respond-
ing to the call to come home
will be two of Haiti’s most
popular musical performers:
the T-Vice group and konpa
singer Michel Martelly, aka
Sweet Micky, who now call
South Florida home.

Where to find free,
IRS-sponsored help »

Associated Press

Many taxpayers can get
free help from IRS-sponsored
programs at community cen-
ters, libraries, schools, shop-
ping malls and other sites dur-
ing the filing season.

Here’s a rundown:

e VITA: The IRS’ Volun-
teer Income Tax Assistance
program offers help to taxpay-
ers with incomes of $39,000 or
less. Most sites also offer elec-
tronic filing.

To find a VITA site near
you, call 800-829-1040. For a
list of sites in Miami-Dade dial

_ 311 or visit www.prosperity
campaign.org. In Broward, dial
211 or visit Wwww.csc
broward.org.

e TCE: Tax Counseling for -

the Elderly helps people age
60 and older; many of the vol-
unteer counselors come from
AARP’s Tax-Aide program,
which provides tax help for
the elderly at 9,000 sites
across the country.

To find one near you, call
AARP at 888-227-7669 or visit
AARP’s website at
www.aarp.org/money/
taxaide.

e Military personnel:
Military service members and
spouses can get tax help here
and abroad through a program
overseen by the Armed Forces

Tax Council.

For more information, see
IRS Publication 3, “Armed
Forces’ Tax Guide,” available
on the IRS~ website,
www.irs.gov, or order a free
copy by calling 800-TAX-
FORM. ae:

e IRS WEBSITE,
www.irs.gov. This is a robust
website with links to every. tax
topic. There are interactive
tools for calculating withhold-
ing and earned income credit,
along with interactive history
lessons, games and ‘Tax
Trivia.”

Phone: 1-800-829-1040 for
individuals, 1-800-829-4059
(TDD) for those with hearing
impairment, 1-800-829-4933
for businesses. |

However, it can take time
to get through.

e IRS Taxpayer Assis-
tance Centers: Centers pro-
vide help in person at walk-in
sites. Broward: 7850 S.W. Sixth
Ct., Plantation, 954-423-7300;
Miami-Dade: 51 S.W. First
Ave., Miami, 305-982-5077 .

e Taxpayer Advocate:
This independent office
within the IRS doesn’t help
you file your tax return, but it
does help with unresolved tax
issues or problems with the
IRS. Call toll-free
877-777-4778.

TAXES

° JUNK ~

wanted to stop people from
writing off items of minimal
value such as “used socks and
used undergarments,” accord-
ing to Congress’ Joint Com-
mittee on Taxation.
While deducting your old

socks may seem like a minor

transgression, such donations
add up. As recently as the
2003 tax year, the IRS
reported that taxpayer deduc-
tions for used clothing and
household items totaled more
than $9 billion.

DECENT SHAPE

Household items donated
after Aug. 17, 2006, must now
be in decent shape to qualify

as a deduction. There’s an -

exception: Taxpayers can
claim a deduction of more
than $500 for any single item,
regardless of condition, as
long as a qualified appraisal of
the item is included with the
tax return.

For all other household
goods, the IRS says you
should “get from the charity,
if possible, a receipt that

includes a description of the

donated property.” You can
claim the item’s fair market
value, which is usually less
than its purchase price.

Stretch advises taxpayers
to prepare a list of donated
items, including condition
and estimated fair market
value, and get a charity repre-
sentative to sign the list when
the donation is made.

2006 CHANGES

Parents

* CHANGES

“It’s simple, but it doesn’t
capture everything for higher
net worth individuals,” said
Scott Berger, a tax partner
with Miami-based Kaufman
Rossin & Co. “They either use
that or they have the option of
using their actual sales tax
paid, which is very cumber-
some because you have to
keep all your receipts from
the year.”

If you use the table rates,
however, it’s still possible to
deduct sales tax paid on the
purchase of big ticket items,
such as cars and boats.

Tuition: And late last year,
Congress reinstated several
popular tax breaks for the
middle class, including a
deduction of up to $4,000 for
higher education tuition and
fees. The provision, which
expired at the end of 2005,
was designed to help taxpay-
ers whose incomes put them
beyond the reach of two edu-
cation tax credits that primar-
ily help moderate- and lower-

income families.

Also restored was a deduc-
tion of up to $250 for teachers’
expenses.

Kiddie tax: Congress also
took something away from
family pocketbooks last year
— raising the age at which
teens are subject to the “kid-
die” tax, the tax on the child’s
investment income that must
be figured at the parent’s top
rate instead of the child’s gen-
erally lower rate.

Before, only those under 14
were subject to the higher tax;
now, those under 18 are
included. That change may
ensnare earnings on certain
college funds or savings vehi-
cles started before taxpayer-
friendly 529 college plans
became widely available.

Donations: And there’s a
bit of bad news for packrats.
Taking a tax deduction for
donating the deteriorating
junk in your attic to charity is
harder. Household goods and
clothing donated after Aug. 17,

2006, must be in “good used»

condition or better” to qualify
for the deduction, available to
taxpayers who itemize.
Energy: But if you
improved your home’s energy
conservation, you may be able
to take a residential energy
credit. A credit is a dollar-for-
dollar reduction in tax liabil-
ity, whereas a deduction only
reduces the income against
which tax is assessed.
Homeowners who pur-
chased insulation, certain
energy-efficient windows,
hot-water boilers, furnaces,
air conditioners or similar
equipment in 2006 can claim
the residential energy credit.

__ FROM THE FRONT PAGE __

Donna LeValley, a tax law-
yer and contributing editor
for J.K. Lasser’s 2007 tax
guide, suggests taxpayers visit
the Salvation Army website at
http://www.
satruck.com/valueguide.asp
for estimates of the fair-
market value of various appli-
ances and other household
goods. Realistically, LeValley
notes, the IRS can’t verify the
condition of every item to see
if it meets the “good used con-
dition” test.

‘Tt’s only enforceable if
they were to audit everyone
or require receipts with the
tax return,” LeValley said.
The main purpose of the new
provision, she says, is “keep-
ing people on their toes.”

As for cash donations, any
contributions of $250 or more
should have a_ written
acknowledgment from the
charity.

Don’t forget to subtract
from the deduction any bene-
fit you get in return. An exam-
ple: You write a check for
$100 to the local zoo, which
then sends you a book on ele-

phants valued at $20. Your tax »

deduction is limited to $80.

Speaking of checks, it’s not
unusual for charities to wait
months before cashing yours.
No matter — a check is con-
sidered delivered on the day
you mail it. So even if it isn’t
cashed until 2007, it counts as
a 2006 donation if you sent it
in 2006.

And although donating to
your favorite cause may seem



ON DONATIONS

For more information on
charitable deductions, ©
see IRS Publications 526,

_ “Charitable Contribu-

" tions,” and 561, “Deter-
_mining the Value of ge
Donated Property.” Y

the charitable thing to do,
many organizations don’t
qualify for purposes of this
deduction. Among them:
political campaigns, political
action committees, lobbying
organizations, civic leagues,
labor unions, chambers of
commerce, sports clubs,
homeowners’ associations,
groups operated for profit,
social clubs or foreign gov-
ernments. (But you may be
able to deduct some contribu-
tions, like union dues, else-
where on the tax return.)

CHARITY SEARCH

Check IRS Publication 78
to see if the organization is
listed as a qualifying charity.
There’s also an online “Search
for Charities” tool on the IRS
website at
http://www.irs.gov. Also,
churches, synagogues, tem-
ples, mosques and govern-
ment agencies are eligible to
receive deductible donations,
even though they may not be
listed in Publication 78. —

A word of caution about a
new provision allowing older
taxpayers to make a direct

MiamiHerald.com |_THE MIAMI HERALD

Law bars deductions for junk

transfer from their IRA to a
qualifying charity. The
amount can’t be claimed as a
charitable deduction, though
it is excluded from taxable
income.

For vehicles used in volun- .
teer work, you can deduct
either actual operating costs
such as gas or oil, or claim a
flat mileage rate of 14 cents’
per mile for the time you were
engaged in the volunteer
work. If the work involved
Hurricane Katrina relief, the
tate is 32 cents per mile. In
either case, parking fees and
tolls are deductible.

Still in effect are rules for
donating vehicles that greatly
complicated this deduction in
2005. If you donated a vehicle
valued at more than $500,
your tax deduction is gener-
ally limited to the sum the
charity receives when it
resells the vehicle — even if
the vehicle’s fair market value
is higher. But you can deduct
the fair market value if the
charity checks Box 5a, 5b or 5c
on Form 1098-C, indicating
that it plans to use or improve
the vehicle or give it to a
needy person.

Finally, if you claim a char-
itable deduction of more than
$500 for property, you must
attach IRS Form 8283, “Non-
cash Charitable Contribu-
tions,” to your return. And
taxpayers donating an item
valued at more than $5,000
must have an appraiser sign
Part III of Section B of Form
8283.

may lose on tax breaks





L

Taxpayers can take a credit

for 10 percent of the cost, |

though there’s a maximum,
and specific limits apply to
certain equipment.

Hybrids: People who pur-
chased hybrid or other alter-
native-fuel vehicles can also
take a credit, though it’s
reduced if the manufacturer
has sold 60,000 or more such
vehicles. A list of vehicles and
their credits is on the Internal
Revenue Service website at
Www.irs.gov.

Telephone: Most taxpay-
ers can claim a one-time
refund on federal excise taxes
for long-distance telephone
service — whether for lan-
dline, cellphone or Voice over
Internet Protocol. The gov-
ernment stopped collecting
the 3 percent tax after July
2006 after businesses repeat-
edly fought the tax and won.

You can claim either a
standard refund of $30 to $60,
depending on the number of
exemptions checked on your

tax return, or the actual excise
taxes paid for service billed
between March 1, 2003, and
July 31, 2006, if you. have
phone bills documenting the
tax. You don’t have to itemize
deductions to claim this
refund.

Even if you aren’t required
to file a tax return — perhaps
your income was too low —
you can still get the refund.
There’s a new form, 1040
EZ-T, for this purpose.

Also for 2006, the usual
inflation-related increases are
in place for personal and
dependent exemptions, stan-
dard deductions, thresholds at
which certain tax benefits
begin to phase out and the
maximum income for claim-
ing earned income credit.
There’s a slight increase in
income threshold for the
phase-out of the deduction for
IRA contributions by joint
filers already covered by
retirement plans at work.

IRAs: There’s a new wrin-



MCT ILLUSTRATION

kle affecting taxpayers
who've hit age 7014, the age at
which required minimum
withdrawals from IRAs begin.
They can now make a direct
transfer of up to $100,000
from the IRA to a qualifying
charity. The amount of that
transfer is excluded from tax-
able income.

Though this may primarily
benefit. wealthy taxpayers
who don’t need the money,
it’s also a way for the less-
well-off to avoid paying
income taxes on their
required IRA withdrawals
and to put the money to chari-
table use.

In another JRA-related
change, military personnel
who received nontaxable
combat pay in 2006 can
include that as earned income
when figuring IRA contribu-
tions. That gives them a
higher IRA contribution, and
if they put money into a tradi- |
tional IRA, it may also mean a
higher tax deduction.



THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007, PAGE 5B





Sir Jack ‘incorrect
on 75% GBPA claim

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

he investment portfo-
lio statements pre-
pared for the late
Edward St George by the
company at the heart of the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) shareholder dis-
pute all referred to an amount
of shares that gave him 50 per
cent ownership of Interconti-
nental Diversified Corpora-
tion (IDC), a likely key wit-
ness has alleged.

Designed

In an affidavit designed to
support the late Mr St
George’s estate’s contention
that tt holds a 50 per cent
stake in IDC, the holding
company for the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, not the 25
per cent alleged by Sir Jack
Hayward, Donald de la Rue
alleged that statements pre-
pared for Mr St George by
Fiduciary Management Ser-
vices (FMS) referred to his
investment portfolio as con-
taining 1.735 million IDC
shares. :

FMS is the company at the
heart of the shareholder dis-
pute between Sir Jack and
the St George estate, and Mr
de la Rue, who incorporated
FMS in November 1982 and
acted as its financial secretary
and treasurer, is likely to be a
key witness should Sir Jack’s
claim to 75 per cent owner-
ship go to trial.

Sir Jack is alleging that
because those 1.735 million
shares are registered in
FMS’s name, and that FMS
was owned 50/S0 between
- him and Mr St George, this,

together with the remaining
50 per cent of IDC shares
registered under his wholly-
owned company, Frobisher
Investments, gives him 75 per
cent ownership of the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.

Mr de la Rue alleged that
the first Board meeting min-
utes.for FMS, held on
November, 29, 1982, showed
that of the 999 issued shares,
332 each were issued to him-
self, Mr St George and Sir
Jack. The remaining three
were all held by FMS’s regis-
tered Cayman agent, Camp-
bell Secretaries, and its affili-
ates as nominees for the
three of them.

“FMS was intended to
operate as a trust company,”
Mt de la Rue alleged, operat-
ing as an investment vehicle
for the Hayward and St
George families and manag-

‘ing investment portfolios for

individual family members.
He further alleged that
FMS acted as a trustee for Mr
St George’s IDC stake,
adding: “I can confirm that
Mr St George’s investment
portfolio was credited annu-
ally with 50 per cent of IDC
dividends, due to his 1.535
million shares in both IDC
Panama and IDC Cayman.
“Sir Jack’s personal invest-
ment portfolio in FMS never
contained any IDC shares
registered in the name of
FMS, and Sir Jack Hayward
never received any portion of
the 50 per cent of IDC divi-
dends on those shares.
“However, Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s personal investment
portfolio in FMS was credit-
ed annually with 50 per cent
of IDC dividends on his per-
sonal shares and those due to

Variant [Sir Jack’s company].
Sir Jack Hayward’s own IDC
shares do not appear under
his FMS portfolio for the sim-
ple reason that his shares are
not registered in the name of
FMS.”

Mr de la Rue alleged that
Sir Jack reorganized his 50
per cent holding in IDC in
December 1993, Ian Barry,
his successor, saying that
Seashells, another company
owned by Sir Jack, main-
tained an investment portfo-
lio with FMS, and was credit-
ed with the IDC dividends,
rather than Sir Jack personal-
ly.
“Tt was never intended that
any of the three of us should
be beneficially or legally enti-
tled to any member’s assets
listed in the personal portfo-
lio which FMS held on behalf
of that members,” Mr de la
Rue alleged. “It was always
intended that FMS should
simply receive a management
fee for the services provid-
ed.” \

He added that the manage-
ment fees were supposed to
be divided equally between
himself, Mr St George and
Sir Jack.

Affidavit

His affidavit outlines the
central thrust of the St
George argument — that FMS
was segregated accounts
company that held Mr St
George’s 50 per cent IDC
stake in trust, and beneficial
ownership of FMS did not
translate into ownership of 50
per cent of its assets.

“It is entirely incorrect for
Sir Jack Hayward to assert
that because he is the regis-

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tered owner of 50 per cent of
the management shares in
FMS, he is therefore entitled
to any right, title and/or
interest in, or to, the 1.735
million shares aforesaid,” Mr
de la Rue alleged.

“T am able to categorically
and unequivocally state that
the 1.735 million shares
issued by IDC to FMS were
held by FMS for and on
behalf of, and in trust for, Mr
St George.”

Mr de la Rue alleged that
during a December 1993
reorganisation of FMS, he
transferred the 332 manage-
ment shares he owned to Mr
St George and Sir Jack, that
amount being split equally so
each received 166 shares.

Mr de la Rue recalled how
Mr St George’s stake in IDC
increased from 16 per cent to
50 per cent after he and Sir
Jack acquired IDC Cayman’s
predecessor, IDC Panama,
delisting it from the New
York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) by buying out all the
public shareholders, includ-
ing Wallace Groves.

He alleged that the pair
agreed that Sir Jack would
transfer to Mr St George
enough shares to give him an

_ equal amount once the for-

mer had received financial
compensation for the 212,623
shares transferted.

Mr de la Rue alleged that
the pair agreed that Sir Jack .
would receive all dividends,
including those on Mr St
George’s shares, until a speci-
fied amount was received.

*Once that happened, a March
11, 1982, letter allegedly said

- that the pair would partici-
pate equally in all future divi-
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Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today’s Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change In closing price from day to day
Dally Voi, - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
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New Providence identity

from

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter -

THE proposed $23 million
Straw Market will be a cor-
nerstone for the redevelop-
ment of downtown Bay
Street, giving it a unique and
separate identity from the
Marina Village at Atlantis

and the $2.4 billion Baha Mar

development, The Tribune
has been told.

Designed
Following the construction
contract signing on Friday,

the Nassau Tourism and
Development Board’s chair-

man, Charles Klonaris, told
The Tribune that the new
market will be a catalyst for
economic activity in the area.

“Tt is very important and it
will be a nice building,” he.
said.

New

Mr Klonaris said the new
Straw Market will be a wel-
come addition to the down-
town are,a and will distin-
guish the city from Baha
Mar’s proposed development
and the Marina Village at
Atlantis, giving downtown a
separate identity.

The new Straw Market will
be one of the first physical
signs of Bay Street’s transfor-

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These persons should be CPR trained must be able to swim, must
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with great personalities. Teaching experience would be an asset.

Junior Activity Directors should have experience working with

children ages 4-12 years.

Interested persons should apply by faxing resumes to:

.

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Lyford Cay Club
Nassau, Bahamase::
Fax #362-6245

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to raise Nassau’s image as
one of the Western Hemi-
sphere’s leading waterfront
and harbourfront destina-
tions,

Mr Klonaris said he had
challenged Straw Vendors
not to allow the market to
become “a flea market” by
raising the standards and
quality of the products they
sell.

/ “T encouraged them to be
more creative and empower
themselves in the market,” he
added.

Bradley Roberts, minister
of works and public utilities,
said that once the market was
finished, work will begin to
extend the Pompey Museum.
There will also be the con-
struction of a new parliamen-
tary centre, a new judicial
complex and _ the develop-
ment of a new port in south-
west New Providence.

Indicated

Mr Roberts indicated the
new Straw Market will be

* constructed on three levels,

and house about 600 Straw
Vendors.
The top floor of the Straw

Atlantis, Baha Mar

mation, a long-term project

Market will serve as a roof
deck, with space for 5,000
feet on the Bay Street side
and a 5,000 square foot
restaurant on the harbour
side. ;

The Straw Market will
have a 100 foot-high observa-
tion tower, accessed by eleva-
tor, for an panoramic experi-
ence of the city and harbour.
The restaurant, retail and the
tower will be the major rev-
enue generating elements at
the Straw Market, effectively
helping to finance the devel-
opment ,

Explained

Mr Roberts explained that
the Straw Market’s theme
was to create an interior vil-
lage concept, where each stall
would be a clapboard facade

‘of a house with a porch,

where craft work is displayed
The building will also have

_ stock storage space, and a

place for vendors to eat.

The contractor selected
from five bids was the Wose-
lee Construction Company,
headed by Bahamian Ashley
Glinton. It is anticipated that
construction will be complet-
ed by August 2008.

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. NN

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

Resources

Department at.

fax #362-6245

for the attention of the Director of Cuisine,

Lyford Cay Club.



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Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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THE TRIBUNE

Bahamas

FROM page 1B be felt by the Bahamian equi-
ties market, Fidelity predict-
ed, which was likely to gener-
ate “more modest returns” in
2007 compared to total
returns on listed securities of
60 per cent over the past two
years.
Fidelity projected that total
equities market returns for
2007 would be around 10 per
cent, although this could be
beaten due to some stocks
being undervalued and hav-

GDP growth are in some cas-
es self-correcting, but at the
‘end of the day we will come
in pretty near projections.”
Fidelity recorded that after
the Central Bank lifted in
2004 the post-September 11
credit restrictions it had
imposed, Bahamian-dollar
credit grew “by an unprece-
dented $541 million to $4.65
billion in 2005. And in the
2006 first half, Bahamian-dol-
lar credit expanded by $296

bune he disagreed with Fideli-
ty’s forecast, saying that GDP
growth for 2007 was likely to
come in “pretty near our pro-
jections”. °

While acknowledging that
commercial banking system
liquidity had been tight in the
run-up to Christmas and New
Year 2006, due to a combina-
tion of Holiday spending

demand, credit demand million to $4.91 billion. ing good appreciation poten-
throughout the year and Foreign reserves, which had tial.
mergers and acquisitions peaked at $792 million in Still, the Bahamas-based

investment house warned
that the tight liquidity and
credit conditions during the
2007 first half might “limit”
the performance of Bahamas
International Securities

May 2005, fell to $449 million
by the end of November 2006
as aresult of the credit‘
expansion and demand by
Bahamians for imports.

The knock-on effects would

activity that had sucked funds
out of the system, Mr Smith
said the automatic stabilizers
built into the economy had
already “kicked-in” to ~
address the situation.

This meant the Bahamian
economy would not be
impacted by “unbalanced
growth”, Mr Smith said, and
while it may not match the
momentum of 2006 during "
the first half, he felt growth
was likely to pick up again
during the final six months of
2007.

Arguing that the liquidity
crunch was likely to be tem-
porary, Mr Smith pointed out
that economic growth was
not just fuelled by bank loans
and credit, but also by people
drawing down on their sav-
ings, businesses using
retained earnings and foreign
loans.

The Government is thus like-
ly.to be relying more.on for-
eign direct investment and
earnings from the tourism
industry to drive economic
growth in 2007, as opposed to
the domestic credit boom of
last year.

Mr Smith told The Tribune:
“My own feeling on it is that
the variables that explain

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mence after the elections, it is
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banking sector will once
again be in a position to fund
the growth in the Bahamian
economy.”

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COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL
Kingston, Jamaica

POST OF LIBRARIAN

Applications are invited from for the post of Librarian at the
Norman Manley Law School, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on
August 1, 2007. The position is a full-time one. The appointment
will be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance and is
renewable.






The main duties and responsibilities of the post include the
management of the human, information and electronic resources
of the law library and the provision of a comprehensive legal
information service to support the teaching programme of the
Law School.




Applicants must possess at minimum a first degree plus the
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies or equivalent
and have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible
managerial experience, preferably in a law library. Applicants
must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the application
of new information technology to the law as well as use of legal
online databases.















The position carries with it attractive benefits.

Where appropriate, up to five (5) full economy class airfares and
baggage allowances will be paid on appointment and on normal
termination of appointment.

Six (6) copies of the application letter, accompanied by curriculum
vitae and supporting documents, and the names and addresses of
three (3) referees should be sent, not later than March 16, 2007,
to:

THE PRINCIPAL
COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL

P.O. BOX 231
KINGSTON 7

Further particulars of the post are available from the Office of the
Principal, Norman Manley Law School. Telephone (876) 927-
1235, 927-1899 or Facsimile (876) 977-1012.







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_ PAGE 8B, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UW)
LL.B. PROGRAMME (FULL-TIME)

CALLING ALL TEACHERS, PROSPECTIVE
; AT THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

TEACHERS, INDUSTRY TRAINERS...

MV CRUCUMI attend classes because you work full time or some other The normal entry requirements for the UWI LL.B. DEGREE are based on the following basic UWI

challenge prevents spending time in a physical classroom? | i—_e
(a) Five subjects, at least two of which must be at Advanced (A) Level and the remainder at CXC

The Colleg e of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the (Caribbean Examinations Council) general or BGCSE (Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary
BG nch of KS Education) or the equivalent; OR ‘

(b) ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR degree with a CUMULATIVE GPA OF 2.5 OR HIGHER.

Diploma in Education Online Programme Note: ‘Space in the programme is limited and competition is high. Therefore, above average 'A' Level
8
grades and high averages (AT LEAST 3.0) in undergraduate degrees are required for an applicant

to stand a reasonable chance of gaining admission.

Interested persons are invited to attend an information meeting
The College of The Bahamas will consider a limited number of applications from persons who do

on Monday, February 19, 2007 at 6:00PM at The College of
not satisfy Matriculation standards as identified above but who have equivalent academic

ate yelarelunrcse Michael Eldon eat ie the F. George Morley qualifications. In particular, MATURE APPLICANTS OVER 30 WHO PROVIDE EVIDENCE.
Suite, Executive Boardroom, Third Floor. OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED. This is
z an opportunity for persons who have already been associated with the practice of law in some way

to read for a law degree. A resume must be submitted with the COB and UWI applications.



All applicants are required to sit a Proficiency Exam, at a date to announced, by end of June

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
FACULTY VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

DEAN, FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the administration of academic services
at The College, including the development and implementation of curricular activities,
academic policies and regulations. The Dean of the Faculty of Pure & Applied
‘Sciences is responsible to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and has
supervisory function for the Schools of Sciences and Technology, Nursing and Allied
Health Professions. In assisting with the execution of the responsibilities of the Office
of Academic. Affairs, the Dean will undertake duties that entail:



Interested persons must complete a College of The Bahamas and University of the West Indies
Application for Admission Form available from the Office of Admissions, 2nd Floor, Portia Smith
Building, Poinciana Drive, The College of The Bahamas.




Kindly submit by March 30, 2007 completed applications, original certificates (which will be returned
to the applicant), copies of original certificates, transcripts (sent directly from universities or colleges
previously attended) to the Director of Admissions at COB, and proof of payment of the $40.00
-application fee (paid at the BUSINESS OFFICE AT COB).

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARS _












PROGRAMME

The College of The Bahamas is now accepting applications for its prestigious and valuable President’s
Scholars Programme (PSP), a scholarship and leadership programme for high-achieving, highly-
motivated, service-oriented students who will be pursuing a FIRST-TIME bachelor degree at
























e Assisting with the review and revision of academic policies; |, servic
° Co-ordinating curriculum development initiatives within and across Schools | COB, beginning in Fall 2007.
. in the Faculty and across Faculties; te : ; .
e Facilitating School and Faculty-level goal development and implementation Applications are welcome fromcall: Hist School Seniors who posses.
activities ; J ° Cumulative GPA of 3.5
e Monitoring faculty/School-level timetable of courses, faculty workloads
_and responsibilities, cross moderation and assignments to part-time faculty; | ° SAT scores of 1200 on the two-part (math and critical reading) 1800 three-part
e Facilitating the offering of programmes at The College’s various sites; (math, reading and writing) OR ;
e Determining decisions relative to student academic requests such as, _ : Seven (7) BGCSE’s (minimum of 5 A’s in core subjects)
programme changes, credit overloads, extraordinary sitting of examinations,
transfer of credits, grade changes, independent studies, and lifting of probations |». Proven leadership skills
and suspensions;:° ‘ i insane bag io
° Vetting new faculty applications for-employment.in conjunction with the Benefits
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs and respective Chairs; s Nery ct
° Assisting the Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs with the vetting | ° Scholarship Award of $24,000.00 ($6,000.00 per year for 4 years)
and app roval Pens for faculty and conference deaves; arn . ° Comprehensive Leadership Training with opportunities for international travel.
e Liaising with various governmental and/or private agencies regarding
educational/academic concerns relative to The College’s mandate; Applications and brochures can be downloaded from
° Assisting with faculty assessment & development; ;
° Co-ordinating special projects (e.g. seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.) | Hand deliver applications to The College of The Bahamas, Office of Student Leadership, Room A 85,
; Administration Block, Oakes Field Campus, Nassau, The Bahamas OR mail to P. O. Box N-4912,

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The successful candidate must possess a Doctorate in the relevant area, be at the Nassau, Bahamas.

Associate Professor level, and have at least 10 years relevant work experience
including at least five (5) at a supervisory level. Excellent analytical, organizational,
report writing, presentational and interpersonal communication skills are required
for this position.



Deadline Friday, March 31, 2007




For further information, telephone the Director at (242) 302-4559

Calling all
COB alumni

Get in on the excitement of building
the University of The Bahamas!





The initial term of appointment is four years, with eligibility for renewal of the
appointment.

Associate Professor Scales: $47,747 X $1,100 - $75,247




‘Interested persons must submit a detailed resume by February 19, 2007 to:






The Director
Human Resources
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas



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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
SENIOR STAFF VACANCY

The Council of The College of the Bahamas and its Advisory Search Committee
invite applications for the post described below.

COLLEGE REGISTRAR | a?

Job Summary

The Registrar is responsible for advancing the college/university’s mission through
strategic leadership, organization, coordination, supervision and direction of the
separate functions of the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar manages the staff of the
Offices of Admissions, Liaison & Recruitment, Records, in the conduct of duties
related to local and international student recruitment, admissions, registration and
support services, policy administration, student records, graduation, academic
scheduling, and data reporting. In the discharge of the duties of the Registrar, emphasis
is on student-centredness, excellent customer service and technology-based
administration of policies, systems and practices. The Registrar reports to the Executive
Vice President and functions as a key member of the college/university's management
team. ,





Whether you graduated from The

College with the Class of ‘77 or just last

year, we want to hear from you to

‘ e Keep you up to date on news of the

University of The Bahamas -
Network you with other alumni in
your field
Invite you to a reception to meet the
President
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Offer: A 3-year contractual position as an officer of the institution.



The application deadline is March 2, 2007. ,

Please visit the College of The Bahamas website at www.cob.edu.bs for a full
description of the Registrar position and more information about the institution. Note:
Electronic applications will not be accepted.




So COB Alumni, let’s reconnect.

Call Alumni and Development today
302-4355 or 6

or email

alumni(adcob.edu.bs
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Applications should be forwarded in confidence to:
Council Secretary
The College of The Bahamas

P. O. Box N-4912

Oakes Field Campus

Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 302-4335
Facsimile: (242) 302-4352




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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
EDUCATION AWARENESS WEEK

February 19-21, 2007

The Public is invited to attend the following events:

Monday, February 19

Diploma in Education Online Programme
Promotional Meeting and Reception

Executive Boardroom, F. George Morley Suite

Third Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex at 6:00pm :

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
(Presenters: Professors in Education)
VENUE: Michael H Eldon Complex, Thompson Boulevard

SESSION I: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon .
Orientation to Online/Web-based courses at The College of The Bahamas
Dr Beulah Gardiner- Farquharson
Turning Students on to Science! - The Role of the Teacher in enhancing
Scientific Literacy for the 21st Century
Mrs Thalia Micklewhite

Technology in Childhood Education Dr Andre Neely

Establishing National and International Professional Development Priorities
Mrs Kathiann Antonio
Strategies for Conducting and Publishing Teacher Action Research
Mrs Linda E. Russell

Literacy Strategies at Work in the Early Years

Dr Ruth Sumner and Ms Renée Chase

SESSION II: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Orientation to Online/Web-based Courses at The College of The Bahamas
‘Dr Beulah Gardiner-Farquharson

_ Intervention Strategies in Special Education

Mrs Mary Ann Lotmore and Mrs Deborah Wright

Technology i in Childhood Education Dr Andre Neely

“All of We is One”: Drama for Children Dr Yan Strachan

Establishing National and International Professional Development Priorities
Mrs Kathiann Antonio



Satellite launch
race ready to go

@ By Kelly Yamanouchi

The Denver Post

GEOEye chief executive

Matthew O’Connell is prepar-
ing for the company’s first
_ launch since purchasing Thorn-
ton, Colo-based Space Imag-
ing, and he has his eye on more
acquisitions and growth.

Dulles, Va.-based GeoEye

and rival DigitalGlobe Inc. in
Longmont, Colo.,
largest U.S. players in the
industry, both plan to launch
new high-resolution imagery
satellites this year.

the two

“There has been sort of a

race as to who’s going to
launch their next new birds
first,” said Edward Jurkevics,
principal with Chesapeake
Analytics, who follows the
industry.

Both have encountered

delays. The launch of the Geo-
Eye-1 satellite, originally
expected this spring, has been
delayed until fall. When it does
launch, it will be the compa-
ny’s highest-resolution satel-
lite, with an expected life span
of more than 10 years.

Space Imaging was backed

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by Lockheed Martin Corp. and
Raytheon Co., so integrating
its staff with GeoEye’s
involved shifting them from a
big aerospace mentality and
cutting through bureaucracy.

“We have tried to get away
from the more hierarchical
structure that was here,”
O’Connell said.

GeoEye kept about 85 per-
cent of Space Imaging employ-
ees, he said. It now has about
120 employees in Thornton
and about 300 company-wide.
Employees in Thornton con-
trol the IKONOS satellite and
will help with the GeoEye-1
satellite.

“Their technical brains are
out there in Colorado,” Jurke-
vics said.

With offices in Thornton and
Dulles, O’Connell said he
plans to stay with the company.

Space Imaging was acquired
as the satellite imagery indus-
try struggled, in part because
the commercial market has not
developed as expected. Geo-
Eye is now profitable and
recently paid off the Space
Imaging acquisition debt, mak-
ing it easier to consider growth.

















Meanwhile, DigitalGlobe’s |
recent acquisition of GlobeX-
plorer expanded its capabili-
ties with Internet distribution
and aerial imagery.

“We’re looking at a lot of
opportunities to acquire,” said
O’Connell, adding that he
wants to focus on turning
imagery into useful informa-
tion — creating more reasons
for companies to buy the
imagery. And, “we’ve already
started looking at future satel-
lites,” he said.

Jurkevics said the model of
selling rights to a foreign
ground station operator
restricts the companies’ own-
ership of imagery, so compa-
nies may move toward more
ownership of those stations
where imagery is collected in
other countries.

Aside from its upcoming
launch, other key hurdles for
GeoEye and the rest of the
industry include funding of
future satellites from the
National Geospatial-Intelli-
gence Agency.

Currently, the federal gov-
ernment pays about half the
cost of getting a satellite into
space.

The government agency
wants to continue supporting .
commercial remote-sensing
satellite companies by buying
imagery, “but that exact mech-
anism we don’t know,” said
NGA _ spokesman Dave
Burpee.

Eventually, “We hope the
industry bécomes robust
enough that they don’t need
government money up front to







get things up into space that
they become strong enough,
that they become profitable
enough that they.can launch
their own,’ pee said. “But
we'll see.’

for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322- 1986
and share your story.

SESSION III: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

‘Physical and Health Education Ms Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Students
‘Problem-Solving in Math Mr Peter McWilliam abi
Commissioned to Teach: Purpose, Vision and Leadership in Teacher Education roc
Dr Beulah Gardiner-Farquharson

Strategies for Conducting and Publishing Tedcher Action Research

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SESSION IV : 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Physical and Health Education Ms Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Students
. Intervention Strategies in Special Education

Mrs Mary Ann Lotmore and Mrs Deborah Wright

Problem-Solving in Math Mr Peter McWilliam

Literacy Strategies at Work in the Early Years

Dr Ruth Sumner and Ms Renée Chase

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Moderator: D r Thaddeus McDonald, Dean, oe & 7“

Faculty of Social and Educational Studies

INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT

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“The Role of Teacher Education in National Development: A New Beginning”
Mrs Patricia Collins, Deputy Director of Education, Ministry of Education,
Science & Technology

‘Celebrating Past Milestones in Teacher Education: A Historical Perspective”
Mrs Sheila Seymour, Former Chair, School of Education

“New Developments in Teacher Education: Visioning the Future”

Mrs Gloria Gomez, Chair, School of Education

“Forging International Linkages and Partnerships in Teacher Education”
Dr Linda Davis, Vice President Research, Graduate Programmes and International
Relations

‘Building Tools, Processes and Best Practices in The College of The Bahamas’
Teacher Training Programme: Reflections from the Field”

Mrs Katina Seymour, Bachelor of Education Student

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US set to change food inspections

m By LIBBY QUAID
AP Food/Farm Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The first major changes to food
inspection in a decade will
increase federal scrutiny of
meat and poultry plants where
the danger from E. coli and
other germs is high or where
past visits have found unsafe
practices,

The new policy will result in
fewer inspections at plants with
lower risks and better records
for handling meat and poultry.

“We’re just putting

resources where the risk is

greatest, and those plants that
demonstrate excellent control
will get less of our resources,”
said Richard Raymond, the
Agriculture Department’s top
food safety official.

To decide the level of scruti-
ny a plant should get, the “risk-
based” system will consider the
type of product and the plant’s
record of food safety viola-

tions.
A plant that makes ham-
burger and has repeated viola-

tions would get more inspec-**

tion. A plant that makes
cooked, canned ham and has a

clean track record would get ,

less scrutiny.

“There are certain food.

products that carry a higher

inherent risk than others,” .
Raymond, the undersecretary *

for food safety, said in an inter-
view with The Associated
Press. “And there are certain
plants that do a better job of
controlling risk than others.
For now, the new system will

be used in processing plants, ..

not in slaughter plants. No
timetable has been set for shift-

ing to the new inspection sys-_

tem.

Critics say the idea sounds
good, but they fear department
officials are rushing a complex
new system into place.

“One of the concerns is that

this is simply an effort to save

money in a tight budget year,”
said Caroline Smith DeWaal,
food safety director at the Cen-

ter for Science in the Public

Interest. “We want to make
sure a budget shortfall is not
what’s driving these important
inspection decisions.”
Raymond says the agency’s

_ budget is not driving changes

in the inspection program.

“We're not going to save any’

money on this part of risk-
based inspection,” he said,
adding there could be cost-sav-
ings if the changes are extend-
ed later to slaughtering opera-
tions.

The risk-based inspection
system will be the most signif-
icant change to food safety
inspections in a decade. The
department overhauled inspec-
tions in 1996 when hundreds
of people got sick and four
children died after eating
undercooked hamburgers from
Jack in the Box restaurants.

Daily inspections of meat
and poultry plants are required
under current federal laws,
which date back to 1906. Food
safety laws were enacted in
response to. Upton Sinclair’s
“The Jungle,” which exposed
horrifically unsanitary condi-

tions in Chicago’s meatpack-
ing industry.

Agriculture Department
officials say the agency’s 7,500
food safety inspectors con-
ducted about 9.2 million
inspections at about 6,000
plants last year. About 90,000
microbiological samples are
gathered and tested each year.

Still, about 76 million peo-
ple get sick from food poison-
ing each year in the United
States. Most get better after a
day or two, but about 325,000
people are hospitalized. About
5,000 people die each year
because of foodborne diseases.

Germs can contaminate
many different foods.

Spinach and lettuce were the
culprits in E. coli outbreaks
from bagged salad and from
lettuce at Taco Bell restaurants
last year.

Recently, large batches of
ConAgra-made peanut butter
were recalled after the prod-
uct was linked to a salmonella
outbreak that left about 300
people ill in 39 states.

Still, meat and poultry
account for a large share of
outbreaks and illnesses, and
they are nearly always on the

‘menu for most people in the

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one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
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This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
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following:

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close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.

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following:



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on the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.

Property Size: 8,640 Sq. Ft.
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This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained

in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS °

LIMITED. .

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
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marked “Tender 2334”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.

writing in.a sealed

United States. The average
person eats about 222 pounds
of chicken, beef and pork
annually — more than half a
pound a day.

Illnesses from E. coli are
down 29 percent from a
decade ago, although rates
inched up from 2004 to 2005.
The numbers are not low
enough, Raymond said.
Reducing foodborne illness is
the goal of the new inspection
system. :

Consumer groups, the
inspectors’ union and the meat
industry all say the concept has
merit. But there are many
objections to the way the
department is going about it:

—Advocates for consumers
say Raymond has not provided
evidence that the changes will
make food safer. They say the
departmentneeds better data
on risks posed by various meat
products and on safety records
at plants. They also worry the
changes might be designed to
save. money. “He claims it’s
going to save lives — how is
that actually going to happen?”
DeWaal asked.

—Inspectors fear they will
be assigned too many plants
to inspect, said Stan Painter,
chairman of the National Joint
Council of Meat Inspection
Locals. “Too many plants, too
little time, too little authori-
ty,” Painter said. “Tell me how
we could do a better job when

we already have the flexibility
to do what they’re talking
about?”

—Meat companies like the
idea, but first they want the
government to be more con,
sistent in how they issue cita/
tions for breaches in food safe-
ty. Some violations are really
paperwork problems, says Skip
Seward, lobbyist for the Amer-
ican Meat Institute. “Every-
body would like to see the pro-
gram get off on the right foot,”
Seward said. This is going to
be along process.” , te

—There are fears the new,
system eventually will elimi-.,
nate daily inspections for some,
plants. While that is not
planned now, Raymond has
said he might consider “virtu-
al” inspections in which plants
could fax records in lieu of an
inspector’s visit. Os

Already, Agricultures
Department officials have,
agreed to several changes sug-.:
gested by consumer, labor and_,
industry groups. A

“We're taking our time,”
Raymond said. “We’re going
to make sure what we’ve got,;
planned works before we bring,
it out. 7

“It’s going to take a lot of.
education and training for our
work force,” he said. “I can’t
take 7,500 front-line inspectors.

"and train them all overnight;

So we’ve got to roll this out in_
incremental pieces.”

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‘open’ for e-
commerce business

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placed via the Internet, with
payments processing boosted
by the Bahamian tax environ-
ment.

Fact

'*Yet the fact that the
Bahamas has taken more than
four years to appoint a Data
Protection Commissioner, giv-
en the fact it was already
behind the curve in attracting
ahd exploiting e-commerce,
means many businesses will
already have gone elsewhere.

‘It will be extremely difficult
td entice those businesses to
come to this nation now, the
delay having negated some of

the competitive advantages the
Bahamas has, allowing other
countries to gain a march on
this nation.

Mr Smith confirmed to The
Tribune that Mr Rodgers’
appointment “will allow us to
bring into effect” the three e-
commerce-related Acts.

Mr Rodgers has been on
short-term attachments in the
UK and Canada to prepare for
his new role. The Acts crimi-
nalise offences such as com-
puter hacking, and provide a
framework for the conduct of
e-commerce business.

The Acts provide protection
for both consumers and busi-

nesses when. it comes to the

transmission and protection of
data, setting out the rights and
obligations of both parties. Mr
Smith said that if offences such
as copyright infringements

were committed, “you are able
to have legal redress”.

Legislation

“The legislation was passed
by both Houses,” Mr Smith
acknowledged, but the Data
Commissioner was not brought
into force. Now we have him in
place. The guy is the regula-
tor; the one to whom you will
bring any infractions to. Up to
now, even though the Acts
were passed, they were not
operational as there was no
appointed date on when they
would be brought into effect.”

Mr Smith said he could not
recall the exact date when the
Government planned to bring
the e-commerce legislation into
effect, but it was likely to be
something like the first day in
either April or May.

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Bahamian market will help to lower the cost
of construction while enhancing quality.

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the Freeport community, providing new build-
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panions had been ticketed for
a JetBlue flight to Houston on
Saturday morning to get ona
cruise..

That flight was canceled, as
were all flights to Houston on
Sunday. The airline put the
three women up in a hotel for
the night, and had them on a
Sunday evening flight to Can-
cun. ;

From there, they would have

to find a driver to take them on
a four-hour trip to meet their
ship.
“Oh my God, horrendous,”
Arbelo, a teacher from New
Haven, Conn., said of her
experience.

“It’s been a terrible ordeal, I
tell you. We’ve been from line
to line.”

Arbelo said JetBlue staffers
had been nice but seemed con-
fused about what to tell pas-
sengers.

“T laugh about it because

NEW YORK (AP) — Jet-
>. Blue called off almost a quar-
~, ter of its flights for Monday
s+ but hoped that would be the
o, last round of cancellations as it
+, Struggles to recover from the
;, snowstorm that saw some trav-
. elers sitting on grounded
«planes for hours.

®: The news sent passengers
2» scrambling to deal with the dis-
i Tuption to their plans.

The airline had scheduled
>- 600 flights for President’s Day,
s more than the 550 to 575
~. flights it has on a normal Mon-
. day, but 139 of them were can-
» celed, JetBlue announced late
. Saturday.

s: The latest cancellations were
mi needed to make sure all flight
= crews had gotten the legally

mandated amount of rest
.’ before returning to service, Jet-

= Blue Airways Corp. _ there’s nothing we can do,” she
v. spokesman Sebastian White _ said.
“1 said Sunday. White said JetBlue has been

using several methods in
efforts to reduce the backlog of
passengers stalled by the
storm, including charter flights,
adding flights in certain

- “Canceling one more day’s

‘operations will really help reset

‘our airline,” White said Sun-
day. Xu

All JetBlue flights were can-
celed in and out of 11 airports:

«Richmond Va.; Pittsburgh;
Charlotte and=~to-later dates, and booking
Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Jack- seats on other airlines.
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Houston, Texas; Columbus, _ to warn passengers of the latest
Ohio; Nashville; Portland, cancelations by telephone and
Maine; and Bermuda. e-mail. :

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hundreds of other canceled JetBlue faced mountains of
and delayed flights since luggage checked by: would-be
Wednesday, when the snow _ travelers. Some passengers
and ice storm that had plowed complained that after their
across the Midwest struck the _ flights were canceled no one
Northeast, grounding the com- _ could find their bags.
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Established by Act of Parliament 1994
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PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS BOARD LICENSED ARCHITECTS

“Professional Architects Board” to issue licenses to persons qualified to practice as
pulates, “no person shall hold himself/out as a Professional Architect

or engage in public practice unless he is the holder of a valid licence. Any person who contravenes this provision is guilty of an offence and
is liable on summary conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both. }

Public Notice is hereby given that only the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Architects in the Bahamas until January 31, 2008.

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Rodney W. Braynen
FIBA. B. Arch.

John W. Darville
Dip. Arch., R.I.B.A., |.B.A.

Amos J. Ferguson
FLB.A., APA
B. Arch., M. Arch.

Anthony J. Jervis, |.B.A
B.E.D., B. Arch. M. Arch.

Alvan K. Rolle |.B.A.
B. Arch. Tech.

Douglas R. A. Smith,

FXp)) =o "LICENCE #

Phone No. (242) 393-1874 001
P.O. Box N-1423
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 002
P.O. Box N-4556
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-0079 003
P.O, Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-2628 005
P.O. Box N-7273
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-8141 006
P.O. Box N-7401
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 007

RILB.A, 1B, Dip. Arch., BSc., MSc. P.O. Box N-4556

Gordon C. Major,
|.B.A., B. Arch. Tech.

Arthur Colebrooke
I.B.A.

Jonathan A. Adderley,

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 357-8741
P.O. Box N-3326
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-4061
P.O. Box N-3745
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8893

008

009

010

LBA, B.E.D., Dip. Arch., M.A, PU.G. P.O. Box N-9585

Michael C. Alexiou, |.B.A
B. Arch.

Reginald W. Armbrister
B. Arch.

Neil Behagg,
R.LB.A., |.B.A., Dip. Arch,

Gaetano A. Bonamy
B. Arch.

Trevor Bridgewater
B.A., M. Arch.

Victor R. Cartwright
B. Arch.

Winston G. Jones
RAB’, Dip. Arch Dip. U.D.

Kenneth V. Lam
R.I.B.A., M.B.A

lram Lewis
B. Arch.

John L. McKenzie
B. Arch.

Clinton W. Pearce
B. Arch.

Andrew O. Stirling
RILB.A., ALA.
B. Arch.

W. Kevin Sweeting
.B.A., B.A., B. Arch.

Benjamin M. Albury

» B.Arch.

Frederick D. Albury
B. Arch.

Sean A. Farrington
B. Sc. Arch B, Arch.

Michael Foster,
B.Sc. B. Arch.

Henry A. Hepburn
I.B.A., LBA, ALA.
B. Arch. M. Arch., M.U.P.

Sean R. Mathews
Dip. Arch.

Charles J. Moss
B. Sc. Arch.




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Leo A. Miller

Wayde C. Russell
Henry A. Delancy
Michael A. Jones

Roscoe Saunders-Kemp

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Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-7383
P.O. Box N-672
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-3157
P.O. Box EE-16704
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8109
P.O. Box CB-11187
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2496
P.O. Box AB-20676
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 394-0014
P.O. Box N-8244
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1896
P.O. Box N-4383
Nassay, Bahamas

011

012

013

014

015

016

Phone.No. (242) 325-1520. 019
P@eBox SS-5377
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2114 020
P.O. Box SS-5730

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 361-4972
P.O. Box CR-56998
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box N-3356
Nassau, Bahamas

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022

Phone No. (242) 424-1463 023
PO. Box EE-17989

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-7883
P.O. Box SS-5399
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8150
P.O. Box N-3211
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-3552
P.O. Box N-1731
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5916
P.O. Box N-1677
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 465-3738
P.O. Box N-7627
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3385
P.O. Box N-1190 :
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-9389 033
P.O. Box N-248
Nassau, Bahamas

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025

027

028

031

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Phone No. (242) 356-4538 035
P.O. Box SS-19909
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-5204 036°
P.O, Box F-41247
Freeport, Bahamas

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Phone No. (242) 394-3251 038
PO. Box CB-11836
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1547 039
P.O. Box N-1013
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 332-2012
P.O. Box EL-25056
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 323-4543
P.O. Box N-7114
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-4736
P.O. Box N-7936
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2945
P.O. Box CB-11499
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2646
PO. Box SS-19095
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 377-0027
P.O. Box CB-13248
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886
P.O. Box N-1207 .
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2021
P.O. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box EE-15920
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8045
P.O. Box CB-12835
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-4372
P.O. Box CB-11275
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 559-7200
P.O. Box F-40257
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 352-4835
P.O. Box F-41609
Freeport, Grand Bahama. .

Phone No. (242) 328-7240
P.O. Box FH-14435
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-5913
P.O. Box N-7091
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 464-1798
P.O. Box EX-29276
Exuma, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Neville Bosfield Phone No. (242) 322-1900
B. Arch. P.O. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-3718
PO. Box 29101
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-5566
P.O. Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 366.3110 071
P.O. Box AB-20006
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 332-2987
PO. Box EL-25078
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 327-2335
P.O. Box CB-13177
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4991
P.O. Box N-966
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 382-0611
P.O. Box N-9876
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3220
P.O. Box CB-13826
Nassau, Bahamas

Alicia C. A. Oxley,
B. Arch, M. Arch.

David S, White
R.1.B.A., R.A.LC














Daniel W. J. Davies, 040

|.B.A., Dip. Arch.

Roston H. Miller 041

B. Arch.













Douglas A. Minns, |.B.A. 042

R. John Paine, R.A.LA. 044

B. Arch.

D. Monty Knowles 046

.B.A., B. Arch.




















Gerard P. Brown, 047

B. Arch.

Jackson L. Burnside Ill, 049

RI.B.A., M. Arch.

Larry Forbes 050

B. Arch.

Leslie Johnson, |.B.A 051

B. Arch.

P. Curtis Malone 052







Jason P. Lorandos, |.B.A.
B. Arch., M. Arch.







David K. Griffiths, 058

Dip. Arch.

Donald A. Dean 057






Bruce LaFleur, 060
A.PA., ALLA.

B. Sc. Envin. Des. M. Arch.














Michael J. Moss, |.B.A





Garth W. Sawyer






Enique Roldan






Wesley G.R. Thompson



Leo D. Ferugson





Timothy H. Neill, R.1.B.A.
Dip. Arch.








John W. McCardy, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

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Alberto G. Suighi, |.B.A.
Phd. Arch.








Hyacinth Allen 074

B. Arch.



Tyrone Burrows, |.B.A.
B. Arch.






Dwight M. Thompson 076

.B.A., B. Arch, -

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Jennifer A Saunders
B. Arch.

Livingston Forbes
B. Arch.

Hiram H. Lockhart
Pier Baldacci
Lawrence Chrisholm
Bruce M. Stewart
].B.A., A.1.A., B. Arch.
Michael A. Diggis

B. Arch. _
Thomas M. Dean

B. Arch., M. Arch.
Dirk K. Saunders

B. Arch.

Godwin Cargill
Robert Whittingham
Stephen J. Bain

B. Arch,

Jeremiah Moxey

B. Arch.

C. Bernardo Deleveaux

Lawrence C. Smith

Harold S. Johnson. -- >

B.Sc. Arch. Tech. ~

Mark W. Henderson

R.1.B.A., B. Sc. B. Arch.

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Carlos J. Hepburn, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

lan A. Bullard
B. Arch.
Timothy F. Johnson

B. Arch.

Tariq J. O'Brien
BA., Dip. Arch.

Mark M. Braithwaite
B. Arts, B. Arch.

Stefan P. Russell
|.B.A., B. Arch.

yy st a3

LICENCE #

Phone No. (242) 327-1411 077
P.O. Box CB-12364
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-9738 078
P.O. Box N-4230
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-7789 079
RO. Box CB-13452
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4764 080
PO. Box N-4674
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6261 082
RO. Box N-9025
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-8800 083
P.O. Box N-366
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886 084
P.O. Box N-1207
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1170. 085
P.O. Box N-540
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-2308 087
P.O. Box CR-54122
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-0218 088
P.O. Box EE-16270
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-6591 089
P.O. Box CB-13846
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6029 090
P.0.Box N-10083
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-4846 091
P.O. Box CR--54501
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5103 092
P.O. Box GT-2277
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 427-1565 093
P.O. Box N-1412
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone:No. (242) 364-4694 095
P.O. Box N-9420
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3274 096
P.O. Box CB-12436
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-4538 097
. PO. Box SS-19909
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-0486 098
PO. Sox SS-6888
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 457-2107 099
PO. Box CB-12689
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-5166 101
P.O. Box CR-54090
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 362-2719 102
P.O. Box CR-54746
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 364-7813 103
PO. Box SS-6906
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-1705 104
PO. Box N-9116
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-7259 105
PO. Box CB-11454
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-4982 106
P.O. Box CR-54423
Nassau, Bahamas

Terry Jeanne P. Thompson Phone No. (242) 362-6306 107
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.B.A., B.E.D.S.

Kesana M. Hunt
B. Arch:

lan Brent Creary
B. Arch.

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS BOARD

LICENSED ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIANS

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS ACT, 1994

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Phone No. (242) 326-8141 T006
P.0. Box 6583
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-6144 T013
P.O, Box CR-12976
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-0111 T016
Wemyss Bight
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 337-0025 T018
P.O. Box N-3049
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 457-5890 T021
P.O. Box F 40530
Freeport, Grand Bahama

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Phone No. (242) 337-0025 1026
Mangrove Bush
Long Island, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2001 1028
P.O, Box 579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 352-3558 T030
PO. Box F-40675
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Laurin L, Knowles

Ryan A. Archer
B. Sc Arch. Tech.

Livingston V,. Evans

C. Jenkin Williams Phone No. (242) 352-2500 T032
P.O. Box F-44107

Freeport, Gand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 361-6517 T045
P.O. Box N-10888
Nassau, Bahamas

Solomon J. Smith

Public Notice is hereby given that the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Archiectural Technicians until January 31, 2008. .

NAME

Wilfred B. Dorsett

Coralyn T. Adderley

Jermaine Evans

Trevor Buttertield

PO, Box N-402
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-4835 108
PO. Box F-43578
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 394-1886 109
RO. Box N-3857 i
Nassau, Bahamas




ADDRESS LICENCE #

Phone No. (242) 324-5529 T047
P.O. Box N-842
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-1247 T049
PO. Box GT-2315 :
Nassau, Bahamas ’

Phone No. (242) 352-3365 1051
P.O. Box F-6083
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 352-7154 T053
P.O. Box F-44042

~ Freeport, Grand Bahama

Brent Key

Phone No. (242) 367-4143 T054 ;
PO. Box AB-20702 :
Abaco, Bahamas



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Damages award
exceeded contract

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor _

construction
company has
won its appeal
against
$370,000 in
damages awarded against it in
a dispute over a contract to
build 10 units in a condomini-
um complex at Bell Channel
Bay in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. The Court of
Appeal found that the dam-
ages awarded by the Deputy
Registrar, Jethlyn Burrows,
against D. B. S. Builders and
Developers Company
“exceeded the value of the
building contract between” it
and the respondent, Beau-
port Investment Company.
Justices Dame Joan Sawyer,
the Court of Appeal presi-
dent, and Emanuel Osadebay
and Hartman Longley, ruled
in any case that two letters

It’s time to

produced by Beauport
Investment Company, pur-
porting to show that it had
lost sales of units in the com-
plex due to the dispute and a
Supreme Court injunction
placed on any sales, did not
show any sales agreements
had been concluded.

Stating that “there is no
evidence before this court
and — according to the
record, there was none
before the learned Registrar
— of a concluded contract for
the sale of either of the two
units.

Letters

“The two letters which
were adduced on behalf of
the respondent at the hear-
ing....... disclose nothing
more than invitations to treat
for a contract to purchase
those units. In those circum-
stances, there was no basis in

fact or law for the learned
Registrar to have assessed
any damages as flowing from
the grant of the injunction.”

The Court of Appeal
recorded how the original
Supreme Court injunction,
granted on an interlocutory —
basis by Justice John Lyons
did not stop Beauport Invest-
ment Company from selling
any units in the Bell Channel
Bay complex, it just meant
that any sales had to be
approved by the court.

The action involved.claims
by D. B. S Builders for an
alleged “breach of a building
contract.... for the construc-
tion of 10 units of a condo-
minium at Bell Channel Bay,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, as
well as a claim for conversion
of the appellant’s equipment
and tools that had been left
on site when [Beauport]
locked the appellant out of
the site.” The judgement

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recorded: “It appears that
almost from the start,
changes to the contract draw-
ings and design for the build-
ing had an adverse effect on
the agreed completion date
for the project. The appel-
lant, after unsuccessfully

demanding certain payments, °

left the site with the work
incomplete.”

Action

After D. B. S. Builders ini-
tiated its action, Beauport

then filed a “counterclaim for .

loss due top defective work,

as well as the breach of the

contract by the appellants”.
The Supreme Court ruled

in favour of D. B. S. Builders -

on December 22, 1999, dis-
charging the injunction and
awarding the company
$7,843. There was, though,
due to be an inquiry into
damages suffered by Beau-
port Investment Company as
a result of the injunction —
not the litigation.

The Court of Appeal said

there was no evidence that
Beauport Investment Com-
pany had applied for the
Supreme Court’s permission
to sell any of the units. Yet
the company produced three

‘letters to the Registrar to

support its damages claim.
The first, from Adar Capi-
tal Investment, on July 22,
1999, said that it wanted to
avoid being caught up in liti-

‘gation even if the court

approved the sales. Then
there was an offer by Beau-
port Investment Company to
sell three units — 301, 203 and
205. These were valued at
$400,000, $350,000 and
$300,000 respectively, while
Dock Slip number four was
also offered to a Mr Nunn for
$60,000, either for a 99-year
lease or outright purchase.

In addition, Beauport
Investment Company also
produced a July 12, 1999, let-
ter from Lambert’s Custom
Muffler Inc, which said it
would not move to purchase
unit 201 due to the ongoing
litigation, despite the offer to’

reduce the purchase price
from $325,000 to $300,000.

Significantly, the Court of
Appeal found: “In neither
case was there a concluded
agreement for the sale of one
or the other of the units.”

It ruled that this was not a
case where damage could be
assumed “from the existence
of certain facts”, adding:
“Although the respondent
had claimed for loss of profit
as a result of the injunction in
its counterclaim, there is no
evidence of any direct loss,
and such loss cannot be
determined of found by a
court without evidence; the
ipse dixit of an interested wit-
ness that a loss was suffered
will not suffice.

Builders

D. B.S. Builders was rep-
resented by Harvey Tynes
QC and Ntshonda Tynes,
while Beauport Investment
Company was represented by
Caryl Lashley of Dupuch &
Turnquest.

Pegasus plans
second Grand
Bahama plant

FROM page 1B

ing for software programmers,
while others were involved in
the construction phase of the
plant.

Pegasus Wireless obtained

the necessary licenses and
approvals last week from the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and the Government to
operate in Freeport, following
a major job recruitment exer-
cise in Grand Bahama.

Mr Knabb’s initial goal is to
employ 280 persons at full pro-
duction at the plant, which will
be a 24-hour operation run in
three, eight-hour shifts.

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Hundreds of applications

continue to pour in daily from
Bahamians on Grand Bahama,
throughout the Bahamas, and
from those abroad who are
interested in returning home
to work for the wireless com-
pany. -
Mr Knabb said Pegasus
manufactures Cyna Lynx,
which is a wireless streaming
device that hooks to the tele-
vision and allows persons to
download content, such as a
movie DVD, attachments from
e-mail and photographs stored
on a hard drive.

“We take content from the
computer and download it
from any movie or music, but
to be able to stream that to an
audio receiver or to a Plasma
TV hanging on the wall, to be
able to stream that wireless
real time, there is a huge mar-
ket for that,” he said.

Mr Knabb said the keen
interest by Bahamians and the
entire experience of getting the
plant ‘up and running has been
overwhelming.

“I’ve never seen anything
quite like it. It is inspiring when
you have so many people with
real electronics backgrounds.
We receive about 200 to 300
applications a day from many
persons in the country, and
from the US and Canada,” he
added.

“I just got a resume from a
young Bahamian who has an
engineering degree from Cana-
da, and when I looked at her
resume, it is a gold mine. And
she would rather come home
and be a computer engineer
than be in Canada, or the US,
which means that we have

ar

ee to bring Bahamians
home also, which is interest-
ing.”

Mr Knabb admitted he was
initially sceptical about relo-
cating his company to the
Bahamas, but was persuaded
by Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe and Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie to give
Bahamians a chance.

“I never thought of Grand
Bahama and Freeport as a
place where you are going to
find this talent, but they both
knew something that I didn’t,”
he said.

Jet’aime Lowe, a Bahamian
with an engineering degree
from Canada, said she was
happy to be able to return
home to Grand Bahama.

“I was pleased and surprised
that a wireless company had
decided come to my home
island. I have my degree, and
at first I thought if I go back
home, what I am going to do
with it? So it is nice to be able
to come home and use your
degree and do what you want
to do, and I now have that
opportunity” she said.

In addition to creating jobs
for Bahamians, Mr Knabb said
Pegasus has greatly supported

‘the business community of

Freeport.

He said several million dol-
lars have been spent in
Freeport to get the plant ready
for opening.

“We could have gotten all
the supplies we need from the
US, but we thought it was very
important to support the local
businesses here, and that’s
what we have been doing,” he
said.

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Simon beats —
Baghtlatis
~ at Open 13
to win first
career title

@ TENNIS :
MARSEILLE, France :
Associated Press

GILLES SIMON of
France won his first career
title, beating seventh-seeded
Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 (3)
at the Open 13 on Sunday. i

Baghdatis, who won the :
Zagreb Open two weeks ago,
was playing in his second.
straight ATP final. But
Simon controlled much the
match and the Cypriot
missed out on a third career
title.

"Allthe pressure, the ten- :
sion, flies away," Simon said. }
"This victory is good forme. :
Iam relieved. I will try and
remember what I have done
this week for the future. IfI
do what I need to,Icanreal-
ly improve and climb back up
the rankings." ;

Baghdatis said he didn't
play particularly well.

"T didn't have the desire of
yesterday (Saturday) and
that's what made the differ-
ence," Baghdatis said. "I also
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notably a failed drop shoton
match point — gave Simon
the win.

; "I am happy with my tour-
nament," Baghdatis said.

" All is well, Iam happy in

life, and I had a beautiful :

week here."

Simon won the first set on
his third set point when he
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from Baghdatis and sent it up
the line. Baghdatis scam-
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| Baghdatis later made it 5-5
with a lob on the run.
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Simon, who entered the
tournament ranked 58th,
praised Baghdatis.

"He's an incredible per-
son," Simon said. "Tennis

needs players like him. It's
because of guys like him that
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PAGE 2E, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007

SPORTS





@ JUNIOR All-Stars’ guard Shadia

- Major dribbles the ball up the court during
| the NPEWBA’s All-Star Classic on Saturday
night at the DW Davis Gymnasium.
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ing a big three-point play in the
fourth.

In the winding seconds of the
game, Flo Brown had a golden
opportunity to hit a three-
pointer that could tie the game
and eventually force an over-
time period. But the shot fell
short.

Brown, who was relentless
on the defensive end, said it
was "kind of fun" being back
on the court. "You only do it
once a year, so it was kind of
fun. It was good to see the play-
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ers and fans laughing for the
majority of the game. "I had
some fun tonight."

Minus said it was good for
them to see what "we once
were".

“It was good to see Flo and
Linda and Nancy back out of
the woodshed."

Nancy Symonette, who at
one time held her own in the
backcourt, didn't score, but she
missed a couple of big baskets
as did Minus as they tried to
keep the Legends in the game.

Minus finished with five
points.

Legends

time last year."

Davis, now coaching the
front-running College of the
Bahamas Lady Caribs, finished
the game with three points. She
opened the game with a free
throw and she ended the Leg-
ends' scoring with a jumper in
the fourth quarter.

But like the rest of her team-
mates, Davis wasn't as "quick
to the dribble" as she would
have been in the past - missing
a couple of crowd pleasing
passes from Minus, who daz-
zled her younger opponents.

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Here’s a look at the schedule for the 2007 Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic for senior boys at the

Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium:

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4 p.m. Gopvernment High vs Galilee.

5 p.m. RM Bailey vs Mount Carmel.

6 p.m. Doris Johnson vs St. Anne’s.

7 p.m. CV Bethel vs Nassau Christian
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8:30 p.m. Eoight Mile Rock vs W-G2.
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NASCAR | DAYTONA 500 .

Harvick wins in photo finish

BASEBALL
COMMENTARY



An elated Harvick punched the mirror out
of his car before emerging and saying, “I won
the Daytona 500!”

The spectacular finish shifted the attention
from the cheating scandal that had enmeshed
NASCAR the week leading up to The Great
American Race, with the suspension of five
crew chiefs.

Harvick’s first Daytona 500 title also had

EX’ Video review was needed to determine
the winner of the closest finish in the
Daytona 500 since NASCAR switched to
electronic scoring in 1993.



BY SARAH ROTHSCHILD
srothschild@MiamiHerald.com

DAYTONA BEACH — When Kevin
Harvick and Mark Martin crossed the finish



DARREN HAUCK/AP °

BAT TOSS: San Francisco Giants’

~ Barry Bonds reacts after a strike

is called against the Milwaukee
Brewers in the fourth inning of
the game against the host

Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 21.

line at Daytona International Speedway on
Sunday, fans in attendance knew they had just
witnessed an ending for the ages.

The only thing they couldn’t be sure of:
Who won.

It took a video review to determine Harvick
as the winner by a two-hundredths of a second
— the closest Daytona 500 finish since

’ NASCAR started using electronic scoring in

1993.

As cars crashed and flipped, spun and
caught fire behind them, Harvick overtook
Martin by half a car length, but then had to
wait several minutes for NASCAR to
determine the winner.

special significance because it came on the

six-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death.

One day after winning the Busch race, his first
victory at this track, Harvick returned to
Victory Lane — only this time, he gave owner
Richard Childress his first Daytona 500 title
since Earnhardt won it in 1998.

As Childress celebrated, he experienced a
twinge of emotion, reminded of the death of
Earnhardt after a last-lap wreck of the 2001
Daytona 500.

“Winning is a great but I don’t think
anything will ever replace a friend, Dale
Earnhardt,” said Childress, who hired Harvick



JAMIE SQUIRE/AP

WILD FINISH: Kevin Harvick, lower left, gets
ready to pass Mark Martin on the last lap
as a seven-car pileup is triggered behind
them. Harvick won in photo finish.

just as much as we did the day we lost him.”

*TURN TO DAYTONA 500

Bonds buzz
start humming . | NBA ALL-STAR GAME | WEST 153, EAST 132

=== Team asset: assists

Se eDALE hae — The Barry
West sets new record —
for assists with 52

to replace Earnhardt. “We still miss him today,

Bonds buzz has begun, along with a
~ whole lot of questions:
What time will he arrive at spring
training? Or will he even show at all
Monday when position players are to
~ report? When will he speak? Is he in
as good shape as he says after a winter
of intense workouts at UCLA?
< The hype sur-
rounding San Francis-
co’s 42-year-old slug- —
ger — who’s been in
Las Vegas for NBA

All-Star game festivi-

ties — will start in
earnest the second his vehicle pulls.
up at Scottsdale Stadium. His first
workout with the entire team is
scheduled for Tuesday, so he doesn’t
have to show at the ballpark until
then. He wasn’t even expected to get
to the desert until later in the day
Monday.

“Tt’ll be interesting,” pitcher Matt

Cain said Sunday. “He’s always fun.

BY BRIAN MAHONEY
Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — The Eastern
Conference turned the NBA’s
big game in Las Vegas into a
dud.
Overmatched by the West
— or perhaps worn out from a
weekend of partying in Sin
City — the East bumbled its
way to a 153-132 loss Sunday
night in the All-Star

points and Shawn Marion of
Phoenix added 18.

Dwyane Wade had only 10
points on 5-of-12 shooting, but
he had reason to:be tired after
hosting events Thursday and

‘Friday night. Those were two

of the many functions that
kept the players out until all

hours of the night.
There were missed dunks
and passes thrown out of

game. . bounds by both teams,
Kobe Bryant had 31 but the East was by far
points and six of the the worst. They missed
West’s record 52 assists seven of their first nine
and was the game MVP. shots, including a blown
Amare Stoudemire added 29 dunk attempt by Shaquille
points for the West, which O’Neal.
quickly built a big lead and James later almost injured
held it this time, a year after himself when he tried to throw
blowing a 21-point cushionina himself a pass off the back-
loss in Houston. board and tumbled over
LeBron James scored 28 another player, and Jermaine
points for the East, and Dwight O’Neal appeared to tip in a
Howard had 20 points and12__ basket for the West.
rebounds, but offense wasn’t The West led 39-31 at the
the problem — the East end of one, and quickly
allowed a record 69 field goals. pushed that lead into double
An event that some locals digits in the second quarter —
called the biggest thing to hit Shaquille O’Neal missed
Las Vegas featured showgirls, another dunk during that
acrobats, magicians and Elvis _ stretch. :
impersonators — all the glitz The lead ballooned to 23
and glamour that this city when Bryant nailed a 3-pointer
offers in excess. and followed with a dunk on
Good thing the players had the next possession, and the
plenty to deflect the attention West was up 79-59 at halftime.
away from them. Bryant had 17 points at half-
The East was hovering at time and Anthony added 12.
barely 40 percent shooting for James scored 16 for the East,
nearly all of the first three but none of its other players
quarters in a game that isn’t was in double figures.
known for its defensive inten- Stoudemire fueled a 10-0
sity before a late flurry during run that made it 95-65 with
garbage time brought it up to 8:20 remaining in the third
49 percent. quarter, and the West was up

He brings excitement to the team.
He’s got a goofy comment here and
there, but it’s fun to watch.” |
‘Last season, the seven-time NL
MVP moved past Babe Ruth for sec-
_ond place on the career home run list
amid further allegations of steroid
use. It could be even more crazy this
season considering he is 22 homers
from passing Hank Aaron’s career
record of 755 and reportedly failed an
amphetamines test last year.

What’s more, he is still being inves-
tigated by a federal-grand jury trying

‘to determine whether he perjured
himself when he testified in 2003 in
the BALCO steroid distribution case
that he hadn’t knowingly taken per-
formance-enhancing drugs.

“The last time it was a zoo was
when he chased the single-season
record,” pitcher Russ Ortiz said,
referring to Bonds’ 73-homer season
in 2001. “Now he’s chasing what’s
considered the most coveted record
in the game.”

Several television camera crews
began to arrive Sunday in anticipation
of Bonds’ big entrance, signaling the
official start of his 22nd major league
season and 15th with the Giants. He
had offseason surgery on his left
elbow but has been deemed com-
pletely healthy after he batted .270
with 26 homers and 77 RBIs and drew
115 walks in 130 games last year.

“He’s probably the best player of
all time,” said new San Francisco
catcher Bengie Molina, who played
with Bonds in a tour to Japan in 2000.
“I can’t wait to play with him. For me,
it’s exciting just to be able to share the
same field and be in the same lineup
with a guy who changed the game. I
had fun with him. Obviously he’s the
kind of player everyone will have fun,
wii »” i

Bonds finally signed his revised



NAME/AP
MR. MVP: The West’s Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots
around the defense of the East’s Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic
during the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas on Sunday. Bryant was
named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

*

Late All-Star addition Car- by 31 heading to the fourth.
e MORE HOOPS

melo Anthony scored 20

GOLF | NISSAN OPEN

Howell ends a long drought

$15.8 million, one-year contract Tues- BY DOUG FERGUSON ing. “I said, "It’s time. Go in.” Howell also was short, but his
' day, then it was sent by overnight Associated Press It was only the second victory chip came out nicely just beyond
mail to the Giants. The team faxed a LOS ANGELES — Charles of his career, and Howell had been _ the cup.

Howell III finally ended that nasty haunted by nine runner-up finishes “T had every chance on the back
habit of finishing second, making since winning the now-defunct nine to create some separation and
three clutch pars in a playoff that | Michelob Championship in the fall not give anyone a chance,” said
delivered a dramatic victory over of 2002. He already had two Mickelson, who twice missed putts
Phil Mickelson in the Nissan Open runner-up finishes in four starts inside 4 feet and closed with a 68.
on Sunday. this year, including three weeks “I felt like I had the tournament in
Howell closed with a 6-under 65 ago against Tiger Woods down the my grasp and let it go.”
and got into a playoff when Mick- coast at Torrey Pines. They finished at 16-under 268.

copy to the commissioner’s office for
approval.

Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, and the
Giants reached a preliminary agree-
ment Dec. 7, then spent weeks negoti-
ating the final terms. The team
announced the deal Jan. 29 and Bonds

did an interview by conference call.
Ernie Els (67), Jim Furyk (67)

_ But his first contract contained a
provision detailing his responsibilities
for promotional appearances and was
rejected by the commissioner’s office.
The provision was scrapped in the
new deal.

*TURN TO BONDS

elson bogeyed the 18th hole. How-
ell put away the two-time Masters
champion with his third straight
par save, holing a 3-foot putt on the
14th hole and raising his head to
the sky in utter relief.

“I said a prayer before I hit the
putt,” Howell said, his voice crack-

Mickelson, bidding for his sec-
ond straight victory, had control
throughout the playoff until com-
ing up short of the green on the
par-3 14th. He opted for putter, but
it took a high hop leaving the blade
and stopped 10 feet short. The par
putt missed to the right.

and Robert Allenby (68) tied for
third, three shots out of the playoff.

Els and Allenvy both had
chances to catch Mickelson along
the back nine of a mostly sunny



REED SAXON/AP

TROPHY HOLDER: Charles Howell
Ill holds the championship
trophy after winning the
Nissan Open on Sunday.





‘4B, | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007_ INTERNATIONAL EDITION



Associated Press

LONDON — Tottenham
advanced to the FA Cup quar-
terfinals by beating Fulham
4-0 Sunday behind two goals
each by Robbie Keane and
Dimitar Berbatov.

Tottenham has won the FA

Cup eight times, the last in
1991. It ended a three-game
losing streak in all competi-
tions. .
Brian McBride had Ful-
ham’s best chances, with Tot-
tenham goalkeeper Paul Rob-
inson tipping his ball over the
crossbar in the 17th minute
and making another save on
the American in the 50th.

Keane first scored with a
hard volley from the edge of
the box in the seventh minute.
He then volleyed in another in
the 68th after a header from
Mido at Craven Cottage.

Berbatov made it 3-0 in the
77th by scoring after his initial
shot hit the far post. The Bul-
garia striker easily beat Ful-
ham goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka
in the final minute.

McBride was taken off in
the 62nd minute, and Clint
Dempsey was brought on to
replace Tomasz Radzinski in
the 67th.

Manchester City also
reached the quarterfinals,
scoring twice in the closing
minutes to defeat League
Championship team Preston
3-1.

Giorgios Samaras had a
goal off a deflection in the 85th
minute and Stephen Ireland
added another in the 90th.
David Nugent had given Pres-
ton the lead in the eighth min-
ute, but Michael Ball tied the
score for City in the 35th.

Bernado Corradi flicked a
throw-in to Samaras, whose

shot.deflected in off Preston..
defender Matthew Hill. Ire-_

land then scored with a pow-
erful volley.
Preston took the lead when

a header from Michael Rick-
etts was pushed away by Man-
chester City goalkeeper Nicky
Weaver and Nugent put back
the rebound.

Ball answered by knocking
in a rebound off the post after
a volley from Corradi had hit
the same post. It was Ball’s

first goal for City in his second ,

game since he left PSV Eind-
hoven on Jan. 31. Shortly after-
ward, Ricketts was hurt mak-
ing a play in the air and was
removed from the field on a
stretcher.

‘ ITALY

MILAN — Palermo missed
a chance to close in on second-
place AS Roma after being
held to a 1-1 tie by relegation-
threatened Chievo Verona in
the Italian league.

David Di Michele beat
Chievo’s offside trap to scored
the first goal in the 23rd min-
ute, but Victor Obinna tied the
score just before halftime.

Palermo is in third place
with 43 points but has played
one game more than AS Roma,

which lost to fourth-place

Empoli 1-0 Saturday and has
49 points.

Inter Milan, which beat
Cagliari 1-0 Saturday, leads the
league with 63 points.

SPAIN

MADRID — Defending
champion Barcelona lost to
Valencia 2-1 in the Spanish
league and was joined atop the
standings by Sevilla, which
defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1.

Miguel Angel Angulo and
David Silva scored a goal each
for Valencia. Ronaldinho had a
goal late, his 16th of the sea-
son, for visiting Barcelona.

Angulo met a low cross
from David Villa to open the
scoring in the 52nd minute. He
set up Silva forthe second goal
3.minutes later‘after his shot
was stopped by Barcelona

SPORTS ROUNDUP

Austria wins
team skiing
championship

Associated Press

ARE, Sweden — Austria
won the team competition title
Sunday and finished with the
most final medals at the
Alpine Skiing World Champi-
onships.

Sweden was second in the
team competition, while Swit-
zerland finished third.

The United States, without
injured Bode Miller and many
of its other top skiers, finished
dead last out of the 11 teams.

The Austrians flew in
super-G silver medalist Fritz
Strobl to strengthen their
chances in the team event.

“Austria is the No. 1 ski
nation and because of this,
winning the team event was
our big goal,” said Renate
Goetschl, who took bronze in
last week’s super-G. “At the
Bormio worlds we weren’t
able to do it so now we had
our revenge.”

Austria ended the champi-
onships with three gold, three
silver and three bronze med-
als. Sweden had three gold —
all from Anja Paerson — two
silver and two bronze medals.
Norway finished third with
two golds from Aksel Lund
Svindal.

Eleven teams of six skiers
were in Sunday’s event. Two
men and two women raced
one super-G each in the morn-
ing, and four raced in the after-
noon’s slalom legs.

Austria won with 18 points,
while Sweden had 33 and Swit-
zerland had 39. A complicated
points ranking system deter-
mined the winning nation
after the total of eight runs for
each team.

Austria took the lead in the
opening heat and stayed there

‘for the entire competition.

Goetschl, Strobl and
Michaela Kirchgasser gave
Austria a hefty lead by posting

the fastest time in each of their
runs. Though Benjamin
Raich was only a second
behind Marc Berthod of Swit-
zerland in the final super-G
leg, Austria still remained in
the lead with five points.

When Marlies Schild
posted the fastest time in the
day’s penultimate slalom run,
the Austrians had a big enough
lead to lock up the title early
— even before newly crowned
slalom champion Mario Matt
came down.

The Swiss were tied for
second with Sweden heading
into the final heat, but had to
settle for bronze after Berthod
swerved off course.

The United States was 10th
of 11 teams after the super-G.
They dropped into last place
after the opening slalom run
and finished the day last with
77 points. ‘

The Americans started
badly with their first three ski-
ers — Kaylin Richardson,
Ted Ligety and Resi Stiegler
— all skiing off course in the
super-G. Tim Jitloff was the
only American to contribute
significantly, posting the
fourth-fastest time in the final
speed leg.

In the slalom, Richardson
made a costly mistake and fin-
ished last in her heat, while
Stiegler fell twice. Ligety
crashed in the final leg.

Bode Miller skipped the
team competition after injur-
ing his knee in the opening leg
of Saturday’s slalom. The
speed racers had already left
Are to prepare for the next
World Cup competition in
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger-
many.

Lindsey Kildow and Julia
Mancuso, the only Americans
to win medals at the worlds
this year, also missed the team
event. Kildow was injured in

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SOCCER

Tottenham, Man City reach

DAVE THOMPSON/AP

JUBILATION: Manchester City’s Michael Ball, right,
celebrates scoring against host Preston North End with
teammate Hatem Trabelsi in Sunday’s FA Cup match.

goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Both teams ended the game
with 10 men after Valencia
captain David Albelda and
Barcelona midfielder Deco
were red-carded following a
clash in the 62nd minute.
Frederic Kanoute scored
twice, extending his league-
leading total to 18, and David
Alves added the other goal for

UEFA Cup champion Sevilla,
which played for nearly an
hour with 10 men following
the ejection of midfielder Jose
Luis Marti. Even so, Atletico
remained winless at Ramon

Sanchez Pizjuan stadium since -

1993. has

After 23 gamés; Barcelona
and™Sevilla “‘Have’'46° points,
four more than Valencia and



MIKE HEWITT/GETTYIMAGES

FALLEN AMERICAN: U.S. skier Resi Stiegler falls while
competing in the World Ski Championships on Sunday.

slalom training while Mancuso
was exhausted and left early

SPEEDSKATING

ERFURT, Germany
Enrico Fabris of Italy edged
Erben Wennemars of the
Netherlands in the men’s 1,500
meter speedskating event on
Sunday, setting up a show-
down at the final World Cup
event to decide the season
title.

Fabris finished in 1 minute,
45.50 seconds, with Wenne-
mars at 1:45.82. Mark Tuitert
of the Netherlands was third.
with 1:46.60.

Both Fabris and Wenne-
mars have 440 points with
only the World Cup in Cal-
gary, Alberta, left to decide the
title. Russia’s Yevgeni Lalen-
kov is third with 217.

Martina Sablikova won
the women’s 5,000 in 6:50.39,
ahead of Claudia Pechstein
of Germany with 6:57.68, and
Daniela Anschuetz-Thoms
of Germany with 7:00.49.

Sablikova leads Pechstein
390 to 312 in the season title
race. Renate Groenewold of
the Netherlands is third with
310.

The Netherlands edged
Canada for the season Team
Pursuit title with 236 points to
210. It won Sunday’s third and
final race in 3:46.6l.

Despite a third-place finish
Sunday, the women’s season
title was claimed by the Neth-
erlands. Germany won the
race in 3:03.98.

BOBSLEDDING

WINTERBERG, Germany
— Yevgeni Popov led Russia
to a World Cup win in the
four-man bobsled Sunday and
increased his lead over Ste-
ven Holcomb of the United

States in the season title race.

Russia I completed its two
heats in 1 minute, 51.08 sec-
onds, with Holcomb’s United
States I finishing second in
1:51.11. Janis Minins piloted
Latvia I to third in 1:51.64.

With one race left, Popov
has 640 points to Holcomb’s
570. Minins is third with 505.

Two-time Olympic cham-
pion Andre Lange of Ger-
many finished fifth and is fifth
overall.

Holcomb’s teammates were
Pavle Jovanovic, Steve
Mesler and Brock Kreitz-
burg.

LUGE

SIGULDA, Latvia — Patric
Leitner and Alexander
Resch of Germany clinched
their fifth World Cup luge
doubles title at the season-
ending meet on Sunday.

Leitner and Resch were
tenth after the first run on Sig-
ulda’s artificial track. But the
2002 Olympic champions
posted the fourth fastest time
in the second run for a two-
heat total of 1 minute, 26.951
seconds and seventh place,
which was enough to win.

They finished with 786
points atop the final overall
standings. It was their fifth
title since 1999.

Italians Gerhard Planken-
steiner and Oswald Hasel-
rieder won the race in 1:25.892
with Christian Oberstolz and
Patric Gruber, also from
Italy, second in 1:25.954.

Olympic champions
Andreas and Wolfgang Lin-
ger of Austria placed third in
1:26.254.

Oberstolz and Gruber fin-
ished second overall (760
points) with Plankensteiner
and Haselrieder third (589).





Real Madrid. Atletico stayed -
fifth with 39.

Athletic Bilbao won for
only the second time at home
this season, beating Getafe 2-0
on two goals by Aritz Aduriz.

GERMANY

_ BERLIN — FC Nuremberg
closed in on the Bundesliga
leaders with a 1-0 win over
Energie Cottbus.
The fifth-place team moved
a point behind Bayern Munich
after Michael Beauchamp
scored after Cottbus goal-
keeper Tomislav Piplica bob-
bled a shot in the 73rd minute.
«Bochum spoiled the debut
of Arminia Bielefeld coach
Frank Geideck with a 3-1 win.
Greece forward Fanis Gekas
scored twice.

FRANCE

PARIS — Lens missed the
chance to gain ground on
leader Lyon when it drew host
Monaco 0-0 in the French
league.

Monaco goalkeeper Flavio
Roma made fine saves to deny
Aruna Dindane,; Adama Couli-
baly and Olivier Monterrubio,
while Czech Republic career-
scoring leader Jan Koller
squandered a possible match-
winning goal for Monaco
when he headed wide from
close range.

Koller was substituted mid-
way through the second half
and reacted angrily to the
decision.

Lens remains in second
place with 44 points from 25
rounds — 13 points behind
five-time defending champion
Lyon.

In the other game Sunday,
Nantes goalkeeper Fabien Bar-
thez made excellent stops in a
0-0 draw at his former club
Marseille.

NETHERLANDS

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up quarterfinals

‘Ajax and AZ Alkmaar fell fur-

ther behind Dutch league
leader PSV Eindhoven after
both were held to ties.

Ajax got first-half goals
from Edgar Davids and Klaas-
Jan Huntelaar in its 2-2 draw ~
with Excelsior Rotterdam.
Andwele Slory and Eldridge
Rojer scored for Excelsior,
also in the first half.

AZ was held to a 1-1 tie by
FC Groningen. Danny Koeve-
mans gave AZ the lead in the
26th minute, but Erik Nevland
answered in the 60th.

PSV, which beat Heracles
Almelo 2-0 Saturday, leads the
league with 60 points, fol-
lowed by Ajax with 55 and AZ
with 54.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW Rangers
beat Falkirk 2-1 and stayed 19
points behind Scottish Pre-
mier League leader Celtic.

Barry Ferguson scored in
the 72nd minute to give sec-
ond-place Rangers 52 points.

Kris Boyd gave Rangers the
lead in the 34th minute, flick-
ing the ball over Falkirk goal-
keeper Kasper Schmeichel, but
Car] Finnigan tied the score in
the 64th.

GREECE

ATHENS — Panathinaikos
moved into second place on
the Greek league after down-
ing AEK Athens 4-L

Sotiris Ninis scored one
goal and set up two others
Yiannis Goumas and Andrea
Ivanschitz. Dimitris Salpingi-
dis also scored for Panathinai-
kos, which has 45 points. Pan-
telis Kapetanos had the goal
for AEK.

Olympiakos, which leads
the league with 56 points, beat
visiting Atromitos 4-L ~~ ©

Nery Castillo, Rivaldo, Har-
ris Pappas and Felix Borja all

“scored for the ‘defending:
AMSTERDAM — Both champions.
BOXING

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Junior
lightweight Paulie Malig-
naggi bounced back from his
only loss to unanimously
outpoint Edner Cherry on
Saturday night at Hammer-
stein Ballroom.

Malignaggi, the Brooklyn
fighter coming off a loss to
WBO champion Miguel
Cotto, improved to 22-1.
Cherry, from Wauchula, Fla.,
dropped to 21-5-2.

“[’m back, but I did not
make it exciting,” said Malig-
naggi, who wants to fight
Cotto again.

“I have to push myself
more,” he added.

_ Cherry acknowledged he
was beaten.

“My plan was to cut off
the ring and stay busy,” he
said.

“It didn’t work,” he con-
cluded.

Malignaggi weighed in at
139'2 pounds, 2% more than
Cherry.

Undefeated welterweight
Andre Berto, a 2004 Olym-
pian, stopped Norberto
Bravo at 2:28 of the opening
round to extend his winning
streak to 17, with 15 by knock-
outs.

Berto, who weighed in at
145’) pounds, sent Bravo to
the canvas three times, the
first with a solid left hook to
the head, the other two with
right uppercuts. Referee Joe
Cusano invoked New York
state’s three-knockdown rule
and halted the bout.

“J didn’t think it would be
this easy,” said Berto, from
Winterhaven, Fla.

“I knew this wasn’t going
to last long. In the first
knockdown I was testing his
speed. Then I threw the
bombs,” he added.

Bravo, 14612, of Tucson,
Ariz., fell to 23-13-3.

Also, junior middleweight
Sechew Powell (153'/2) over-
came a fourth-round knock-
down to unanimously out-



| Malignaggi
| stops Cherry

point Ishe Smith (15414).
Powell improved to 21-1

BOUTS IN ENGLAND

LONDON — Audley Har-
rison’s dream of becoming a
world heavyweight cham-
pion was all but finished
when he lost in three rounds
to unheralded Michael Sprott
on Sunday.

The 2000 Olympic super-
heavyweight champion,
whose career appeared to
have been revived by a
knockout victory over Danny
Williams, was floored by a
right hand at the end of the
third round.

Referee Ian John-Lewis
removed Harrison’s mouth-
piece, immediately summon-
ing medical help, and it was
several minutes before Har-
rison was assisted to his feet
and helped back to his corner
on wobbly legs.

On the same card, Amir
Khan needed only 55 seconds
to beat Mohammed Medadji
for his llth victory as a pro-
fessional in a scheduled
eight-round contest as a
lightweight.

The Olympic silver med-
alist at the 2004 Athens
Olympics is British boxing’s
biggest rising star and pro-
moter Frank Warren hopes
to line him up with a world
title shot some time later this
year.

Another British light-
weight, Graham Earl, lost his
WBO interim title to Austra-
lia’s Michael Katsidis in an
eventful and thrilling fight
that lasted only five rounds.

Katsidis had Earl in so
much trouble that the British
fighter’s corner threw in the
towel, which these days
doesn’t count as a stoppage.
Earl hit back to floor the Aus-
tralian but his corner called
off the fight at the end of the
fifth with the Englishman
taking too much punishment
and with a cut opening above
his left eye.

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RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

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BASKETBALL

NBA | DUNK CONTEST

Boston’s Green wins dunking crown



Washington 29 21 580 - 5:5 W-1 19-7 10-14 20-10 |
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Toronto 29 24 «547. - «82 W-2 19-7 10-17 20-10 LAS VEGAS — Boston’s Gerald Green
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Detroit 319 627-82 Ll i7-10 15-9 22-10 |. the first round before that lengthy final leap Celtics leaps
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; oe ae ee pie + # ts aa ae ee | the crook of his elbow in an homage to dunking style,” Green said. “I tried to come __ the backboard to slap a sticker bearing his

Golden'state 25 29 463 15 46 Wl 19-9 6-20 13-17 | Brown’s memorable no-look dunk. out with something they never did before, face onto the glass — 12 feet, 6 inches off the

55. 13 | (and) hopefully they could give me a score.” ground, according to Nelson.

Green easily won over the five-man
judges’ panel of Michael Jordan, Julius Erv-
ing, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant and
Vince Carter — particularly when Robinson,
the diminutive 2006 champion, missed nine

15-12. 7-17) 12-21

Green initially planned to jump over a life-
size cardboard cutout of the 5-foot-9 Robin-
son before the New York guard volunteered
to stand in for his stand-in.

Green and Robinson eliminated Orlando’s
Dwight Howard and Chicago’s Tyrus
‘Thomas in the first round, even though the

Saturday’s results 1
6-foot-11 Howard came up with the most

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Harding scores 29
for No. 1 Duke

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
Lindsey Harding scored 20 of
her career-high 29 points in
the first half, and No. 1 Duke
disappointed a sellout crowd

by defeating No. 6 Maryland.
69-57 Sunday night to remain.

undefeated and clinch the
Atlantic Coast Conference
regular-season title.

Carrem Gay added 14
points for the Blue Devils
(28-0, 13-0), and Alison Bales
had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Duke took control late in the
first half and never trailed
over the final 25 minutes in
beating the defending national
champions for the second time

. this season.

Crystal Langhorne had 15
points and 12 rebounds for the
Terrapins (25-4, 9-4), and Mar-
issa Coleman had 12 points, 10
rebounds and six assists.

The crowd of 17,950
matched the largest single-
game attendance in ACC his-
tory, set earlier this season
when the Terrapins hosted
North Carolina.

Duke led by as many as 13
points in the second half. After
Maryland got within seven,
the Blue Devils kept the Terra-
pins scoreless for nearly 4
minutes. ;

Harding went 9-for-10 from
the floor in the first half and
finished 12-for-20. Her previ-
ous career high was 28, set in
the Blue Devils’ 81-62 win over

“-. Maryland last month.

The 57 points were the few-
‘ est Maryland has scored this
season; the previous low came
in the first game against the
Blue Devils.

e No. 2 North Carolina
93, Miami 70: Ivory Latta
scored 21 points as the hosts
beat Miami.

Camille Little scored 13
points, and Erlana Larkins
added 13 points and 13
rebounds for the Tar Heels
(26-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Con-
ference), who were coming off
a 72-65 loss to unranked North
Carolina State on Friday.

The Tar Heels took out
their frustrations on the Hurri-
canes (lJ-17, 2-11), shooting
nearly 46 percent, never trail-
-. ing and leading by as many as

* 35.

North Carolina overcame
Maurita Reid’s 28 points by
scoring the first 13 points of
the game and remaining in
control the rest of the way.

e No. 24 Michigan St.
62, No. 4 Ohio St. 59: In
Columbus, Ohio, Michigan
State’s 6-foot-9 Allyssa
DeHaan scored 25 points to
help the Spartans end Ohio
State’s 17-game winning
streak.

Rene Haynes had a steal
and two free throws in the
final seconds to seal the vic-
tory for the Spartans (21-6, 12-2
Big Ten).

Ohio State (24-2, 13-1) was

trying to clinch a share of its
third straight Big Ten title. But
DeHaan negated two-time
conference player of the year
Jessica Davenport, who was in
foul trouble throughout and
finished with 16 points on

5-of-13 shooting for the Buck-

eyes.
e No. 8 George Wash-

ington 64, Saint Louis 47: In

St. Louis, Kimberly Beck and
Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 16
points apiece and George
Washington overcame poor
shooting to defeat Saint Louis
and win its 16th straight game.

Jessica Adair added 11
points and 10 rebounds for the
Colonials (23-2, 12-0 Atlantic
10), who entered the game
shooting 44.1 percent in league
play, but managed just 35 per-
cent against the Billikens.

e No. 10 Arizona State
80, UCLA 69: In Los Angeles,
Briann January had a career-
high 22 points with nine
assists and six steals to lead
Arizona State over UCLA for
the Sun Devils’ sixth straight
victory.

Emily Westerberg and Dan-
ielle Orsillo added 12 points
apiece for Arizona State (25-3,
15-2 Pacific-10), which remains
a half-game behind first-place
Stanford in the conference
race. .

e No. 11 Georgia 62,
Auburn 55: Reserve Janese
Hardrick scored 20 points,
including four free throws in
the final minute, to help the
visitors collect their fourth
straight victory.

Hardrick was 3-of-5 on
3-pointers for Georgia (23-5,
10-3 Southeastern Confer-
ence), which led 34-28 at half-
time. Tasha Humphrey added
14 points and Christy Marshall
had 12.

e No. 12 Vanderbilt 83,
South Carolina 65: In Nash-
ville, Tenn., Caroline Williams
scored a career-high 26 points
to lead Vanderbilt past South
Carolina for its sixth straight
victory.

The Commodores (23-4, 9-3
Southeastern Conference)
have not trailed or been tied
since a Feb. 1 game at Ken-
tucky.

e No. 15 Baylor 71, Texas
56: In Waco, Texas, Latara
Darrett scored 17 points and
Angela Tisdale added 12 to lift
Baylor over Texas.

Bernice Mosby and Jhasmin
Player added 10 points apiece
for the Lady Bears (23-4, 10-3
Big 12), who have won four
straight.

e No. 16 Purdue 69, Wis-
consin 60: In Madison, Wis.,
Katie Gearlds scored a school-
record 4] points to lift Purdue
over Wisconsin.

Gearlds scored 14 of the
final 15 points for the Boiler-
makers (23-5, 12-2 Big Ten).

Mariah Dunham led the
Badgers (18-10, 7-8) with 16
points.



SARAH CONRAD/AP

REACHING OUT: GW’s Kenan Cole gets possession of a
loose ball before St. Louis’ Tyler Mcllwraith, left, and
Theresa Lisch in the second half of their game Sunday.

e No. 25 James Madison
71, Northeastern $7: In Bos-
ton, Meredith Alexis had 25
points and 13 rebounds to lead
James Madison past North-
eastern for its 16th straight
win.

Lesley Dickinson made five
3-pointers and finished with 15
points for James Madison
(24-2, 15-0 Colonial Athletic
Association).

SATURDAY’S GAMES

e Connecticut 82, Pitts-
burgh 68: Charde Houston
scored 23 points as the hosts
secured at least a share of its
first Big East regular-season
championship in three years.

e No. 9 Stanford 74,
Oregon 56: In Eugene, Ore.,
Jayne Appel had 18 points and
ll rebounds and Candice Wig-
gins scored 17 points for Stan-
ford.

e No. 13 Texas A&M 62,
Oklahoma 60: In Stillwater,
Okla., Takia Starks hit a
jumper with 0.3 seconds
remaining to help Texas AXM
survive another scare from
Oklahoma State.

The Cowgirls, who lost ona
free throw with the same
amount of time remaining in
the teams’ previous meeting
this season, rallied from six
points down in the final 3 min-
utes to tie the game on Maria
Cordero’s layup with 23 sec-
onds left.

e No. 14 Oklahoma 70,
Texas Tech 67: In Lubbock,
Texas, Jenna Plumley scored a

. career-high 22 points for Okla-

homa.

e No. 18 Bowling Green
85, Buffalo 44: In Amherst,
N.Y., Megan Thorburn scored
22 points to help Bowling
Green clinch the Mid-Ameri-
can Conference East Division
title.

e Missouri 65, No. 19
Nebraska 53: In Lincoln,
Neb., EeTisha Riddle scored 14
of her 16 points in the second
half to lead Missouri.

Carlynn Savant led Mis-
souri (16-10, 4-9) with 17 points
and 13 rebounds. Tiffany
Brooks scored the first 11
points of the game for Mis-
souri and did not score again.

Kelsey Griffin had 16 points

for Nebraska (21-6, 9-4 Big 12), "|

which lost consecutive games
for the first time this season.
Kiera Hardy finished with 12.

e No. 21 Marquette 65,
No. 20 Louisville 54: In Mil-
waukee, Christina Quaye
scored 20 points and Krystal
Ellis added 19 to lead Mar-
quette to the win.

The Golden Eagles (22-4,
10-3 Big East) led 34-30 at half-
time and opened the second
half with a 12-1 run.

Angel McCoughtry scored
19 of her 29 points in the first
half for Louisville (22-5, 8-5).
She also had 10 rebounds.

e No. 22 California 67,
Oregon State 61 (2OT): In
Corvallis, Ore., Ashley Walker
had 18 points, including a key
layup in the second overtime
for California.

The Golden Bears (20-7,
10-6 Pacific-10) earned its first
20-win season since the
1991-92 team went 20-9.

It was the seventh straight
loss for the Beavers (8-17, 3-13),
who were coming off a 70-55
loss to No. 9 Stanford on
Thursday night. Casey Nash,
playing in her final home game
at Oregon State, scored 25
points.

e No. 23 Rutgers 62, Vil-
lanova 32: Essence Carson
had 16 points and 12 rebounds,
and Heather Zurich added a
career-high 13 points to lead
the visitors.

‘Ohio State rolls

toward No. |

MINNEAPOLIS — (AP)
— Greg Oden and No. 2 Ohio
State hardly broke a sweat in
beating Minnesota 85-67
Sunday, putting the Buck-
eyes in position for their first

No. ] ranking in 45 years., .....

Oden had 19 points nine

rebounds and two blocks and:
Ron Lewis added:l6 points. «

Mike Conley Jr. finished with
10 assists and five steals for
Ohio State.

Lawrence McKenzie was

a force for the Gophers, but *

his 22 points weren’t near
enough against a deep and
talented opponent. The
Gophers lost their fifth
straight and 10th in their last
12.

The No. 1 ranking in the
AP Top 25 is up for grabs
after top-ranked Florida lost
at Vanderbilt on Saturday
night, but Ohio State isn’t the
only team to have a legiti-
mate claim.

In pounding the over-
matched Gophers (9-18, 3-10),
Ohio State (24-3, 12-1 Big
Ten) won its llth game in a
row and is looking for its first
No. 1 ranking since Jerry
Lucas, John Havlicek and a
sub named Bob Knight led
the Buckeyes into -the
national championship game
against Cincinnati in 1962.

The Buckeyes’ only Big
Ten loss this season is to No.
3 Wisconsin (26-2), which
travels to Columbus for a
showdown with Ohio State
in the regular season finale

next Sunday.

Fifth-ranked UCLA (23-3)
also could make the jump to
No. 1 after soundly beating
No. 19 Arizona 81-66 on Sat-
urday.

e Arizona St. 68, No.
22 USC 58: In Tempe, Ariz.,
Jeff Pendergraph had 14
points and 15 rebounds as
Arizona State beat No. 22
Southern California, snap-
ping a school-record 15-game
losing streak.

The Sun Devils beat a
ranked opponent for the first
time since March 20, 2003,
when they defeated No. 19
Memphis in the first round of
the NCAA tournament.

Trailing 32-23 with 15:15 to
play, the Sun Devils out-
scored USC 24-7 to take a
47-39 lead with 6 minutes to
go, then hung on for the win.

Derek Glasser added 14
points for Arizona State
(7-19, 1-14 Pac-10), which
avoided becoming the first
team to go winless in the
Pac-l0 since the conference
expanded in 1978-79.

Gabe Pruitt scored 22
points 2nd Lodrick Stewart
added 18 for the Trojans
(19-8, 9-5), who have lost two
of three.

USC was coming off an
80-75 victory at Arizona, its
first win in Tucson since



ANN HEISENFELT/AP
UP AND OVER: Ohio State’s
Ron Lewis shoots over
Minnesota’s Brandon
Smith on Sunday.

1985. But the Trojans strug-
gled to adjust to ASU’s
smothering zone defense,
shooting 36.2 percent from
the floor and committing 16
turnovers.

LATE SATURDAY

e No. 4 North Carolina
77, No. 21 Boston College
72: In Boston, Tyler Hans- -
brough scored 17 and Ty
Lawson had 13 points with
seven assists and six
rebounds to lead North Car-
olina.

Boston College had two
chances to tie it in the final
minutes. But Jared Dudley
missed all three free throws
after he was fouled trying a
3-pointer with 1:29 left. He
also missed a 3 when it was
75-72 with 10 seconds left,
and Lawson hit a pair of free
throws with seven seconds
remaining to ice it.

North Carolina (23-4, 9-3
Atlantic Coast Conference)
bounced back from Tuesday
night’s 81-80 overtime loss to
Virginia Tech and moved
into a first-place tie in the
conference, knocking BC
(18-8, 9-4) from the top spot.

Dudley scored 22 and
Tyrese Rice had 20 for the
Eagles, who lost to Duke on
Wednesday night. BC was
0-for-10 from 3-point range
in the second half and 3-for-9
from the line in the final 5:31.

e Louisville 61, No. 12
Marquette 59: In Milwau-
kee, Jerry Smith hit a
3-pointer as time expired to
give Louisville a comeback
victory and its second road
win of the week against a
ranked opponent.

Smith, a freshman, scored
all nine of his points on
3-pointers in the final 3:04 as
Louisville (19-8, 9-4) took
sole possession of third place
in the Big East.

Sosa scored 15 points and
freshman Derrick Caracter
had 14 points to lead Louis-
ville.

Jerel McNeal scored 18
points to lead Marquette.

Mn



‘6B | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19,2007



NHL EXTRA i

Bu uyers,

ho is going to buy
and who is going to
sell?
Not surprisingly, the Flyers
jumped into the seller’s line of
_NHL teams on Thursday when
they sent pending free agent
(and two-time Stanley Cup
champion) Peter Forsberg to



Nashville for a package of
players and draft picks.
* Who else joins Philadelphia
in that line will be determined
in the com-
ing days —
for some,
even hours..
The
NHL’s trade
deadline is
fast
approaching
— all deals
must be
handed in to
the league by 3 p.m. Feb. 27.
The Flyers and Predators got
their deal done early, giving
Forsberg more time to get
acquainted to his new team.
Since Philadelphia has been

out of contention for a playoff
spot since, well, the second
week of the season, trading so

early before the deadline
wasn’t much of a concern to
them. Other teams, however,
have to look at Feb. 27 with
some disdain.

Take the Panthers for
instance. Although one could
say with much certainty Flor-
ida won't make the playoffs for
the sixth consecutive season,
the team is enough of a tease
that management might not be
so quick to judge.

When the deadline
approaches, coach and general
manager Jacques Martin has to
look at what his team has,

what he is being offered and...

what his team needs to do
before making any decisions.
The Panthers will be in
Washington on Feb. 27, and
will have 19 games remaining.

NHL GAMES

INTERNATIONAL EDITION



“HOCKEY



BY GEORGE RICHARDS —





GEORGE WIDMAN/AP

GIVING UP: The Flyers
showed they are sellers in
the trade market, dealing
star Peter Forsberg.

If they are, say, eight points
out of a playoff spot with a
game against the Capitals
forthcoming, Martin might
decide that he believes the
Panthers still have a chance.

If Martin decides his team
is out of it, there will be plenty
of suitors lined uptotake
some of Florida’s veterans off
his hands.

“When you look at what’s
happened so far, it’s obvious
that Philly was out of it,” he
said. “What makes this diffi-

cult for a lot of people is there

are so many teams still in the
race. You have to be hesitant
to move guys if you think you
are still in the thick of it.

“Tf you are getting someone
who you think is going to help
the organization long-term,
well, you have to consider
doing that. The first priority is
to put the best team on the ice
and to make the playoffs.”

Florida is one of the more
attractive trading partners east

sellers line up

of St. Louis. Although the

. Blues have Bill Guerin and
“Keith Tkachuk to offer, the

Panthers have a number of

veteran players who might

make for a good postseason fit.
With so many teams in the

* Eastern Conference still con-

tending for playoff spots, look
for the bulk of the selling to
come from the West. Although
there might be as many as 14

-teams in the East who believe

they can make it when the
deadline comes, realistically,
there only are 10 teams in the
West in that situation.

Phoenix doesn’t appear to
be in the selling market
despite another disappointing
season because it has spent
time re-signing its players to
long-term deals.

And it could be that the
best trades already have been
made. The Predators must feel
pretty good about their deal,
and as long as Forsberg’s
crooked foot stays healthy,
they should.

Nashville might have the
best record in the NHL, but
now they finally have some
buzz. With one quick deal, the
Predators have jumped into
play with the big boys.

You see, as the trading
deadline nears, you're always
going to have one team with
its future in view, while others
can only look up the street a
bit. For Nashville, a serious
run to the Stanley Cup with a
healthy Forsberg would be
worth the price that it paid.

“Excitement isn’t a big
enough word to describe what
we're feeling,” Nashville’s

-Paul Kariya said.

“Everyone is so pumped up.

[Forsberg is] one of the best —

if not the best — players in the
world. To add him to our team
is pretty special.”

We'll see just how special
Forsberg is as the season rolls
to aclose.







GAME OF THE WEEK

e Capitals at
Penguins, 3:30
today (NBC): Pitts-
burgh’s Sidney
Crosby and Wash-
ington’s Alex
Ovechkin, hockey’s
two brightest stars,
resume their rivalry. Crosby,
20, headed into the weekend
holding the NHL lead in points
and assists. He’s seeking to
become the youngest scoring
champion in NHL history.
Ovechkin entered Friday sec-
ond in the league in goals and
fifth in points. 2

CATCHING UP WITH.
Panthers
assistant
Pierre Groulx

Q: You fillin
as the team’s
practice goalie,



get asa player?

A: When | was 20, | went to
a minor-pro tryout in Buffalo,
[N.Y.,] and earned a tryout
with Fort Worth [Texas] of the

PLUS

NOTHING EMPTY ABOUT SAKIC’S 600
Colorado captain Joe Sakic got

his 6OOth goal on Thursday night,

and even through it was scored into
"an empty net, don’t expect him to

toss it back. “An empty-netter isn’t
the prettiest to get,” Sakic told The Denver Post,
“but it still feels pretty good.” Sakic scored Nos.
599 and 600 in an impressive 7-5 victory at Cal-
gary. His the 17th player in NHL history to



accomplish the feat.

How fardidyou -

Central League. That was the
end of it, though. | got my fifth
concussion playing baseball,
and the doctor told me! had to
call it quits and get into coach-
ing.

Q: So, you must enjoy prac-
tices with the Panthers.

A: Oh, | do. | really enjoy

‘getting into it with the players.

| try and stay loose with it and
have fun with it. | have brag-
ging rights when | stop them. |
try my hardest and it’s a great
way to stay in shape. |’m just
out there for the fun of it, and it
loosens up the players. They
really get a kick out of me mak-
ing a big save.

Q: You get a chance to stop
NHL players all the time. Not
bad for someone who missed
his tryout in Fort Worth, right?

A: As a Canadian kid, your
dream when you first strap on
the skates when you are 4or5
is to be in the NHL. | wasn’t for-
tunate enough to be a player in
the league, but | have made it
as acoach. When | first filled in
when | was with Ottawa, it was
a big thrill. | was taking shots

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from Zdeno Chara, Wade Red-
den, Daniel Alfredsson, players
like that. Now | have guys like

Olli [Jokinen], Gary [Roberts] ‘
and the rest. It brings back
memories of being a little kid
dreaming of being in the NHL.
And get to get a hard work-

out from being out there. It’s a
tough hour.

Q: Fox Sports Net has
turned you into a TV star of
sorts. How far are you hoping
to go with that?

A: As far as it takes me
[laughs]. We'll see where it
goes. Actually, it’s nice what
they have done. A lot of people
don’t know what a video coach
does. Some people think |
carry a camera around with me
and just tape practices. Those
segments help people in Flor-
ida understand the game a lit-
tle deeper. Everyone here
knows football, basketball and
baseball because they've
grown up with it. Hockey is dif-
ferent.

For more hockey coverage,
visit MiamiHerald.com/sport
and click on Panthers/NHL.





KOVALEV OUT FOR EXTENDED TIME
The struggling Canadiens got
some more bad news when it was
learned forward Alexei Kovalev will
miss at least three weeks because of
an elbow injury. Montreal went into
Saturday’s game against Carolina riding a five-
game losing streak and fading out of playoff
contention. On Thursday, Kovalev was adamant
that he wasn’t faking an injury; on Feb. 10, he ;
was benched for the third period of a loss ,

against Ottawa.

LIGHTNING HOPING TO STAY HOT



sion.

Tampa Bay is one of the hottest
teams in the league, and with the
trade deadline approaching, general
manager Jay Feaster said he hopes
to improve the team without having
to give much up. “There is nobody in that locker
room that | am anxious to see leave,” Feaster
told The St. Petersburg Times. “I like this group
very much. If we had to start the postseason
tomorrow, | have no problem going with the
group we have.” In the past seven weeks head-
ing into Saturday’s game in Sunrise, the Light-
ning has gone from being 13th in the league to
competing for the lead in the Southeast Divi-



ANOTHER SETBACK FOR SABRES

The Sabres keep winning, only
the victories have been costly. Ina
three-game span, Buffalo lost four
key players to injuries. In Thursday’s
victory over Edmonton, the Sabres
lost right wing Maxim Afinogenov for at least six
weeks because of a broken bone in his wrist.
Also, center Jiri Novotny injured his ankle. On
Feb. 7, the Sabres lost Paul Gaustad for the sea-
son and defenseman Jaroslav Spacek was lost
for a month because of a broken hand. “It’s
going to be tougher,” coach Lindy Ruff told The
Buffalo (N.Y.) News. “It’s going to make things a

lot tougher. We’re going to have to dig in.”

Malkin overcomes bad angle to score, give Penguins a victory

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni
Malkin scored a bad-angle
goal to give Pittsburgh the lead
in another tightly played game
against Washington and the
streaking Penguins won their -
sixth in a row by beating the
Capitals 3-2 Sunday.

The Penguins have gained
at least a point in 16 consecu-
tive games, going 14-0-2 —
their longest run since an 18-
game run that ended the

1992-93 season and included
their league-record 17-game
winning streak. The surprise is
that NHL scoring leader Sid-
ney Crosby, who has 91 points,
is slumping with only one goal
in 10 games.

Instead, Malkin has keyed
the run with 10 goals and 16
assists in 17 games.

Until Washington’ s Alexan-
der Semin scored in the final
minute, the game resembled

Pittsburgh’s 2-0 victory over,

NHL STANDINGS .

EASTERN CONFERENCE







Note: Two points for a win, one

SOUTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME _— AWAY DIV
TampaBay 33 24 «2+=«1 «69191 183 16-13-0-0 17-11-2-1 — 13-7-1-0
Atlanta 30 22 6 3 69185 194 14-9-3-2 16-13-31 12-4-4-1
Carolina 30 24 «3 «4 67185 192 15-11-13 15-13-21 —13-6-0-2
Florida 23:26 5 6 57170 195 16-10-2-1 7-16-35 6-11-2-0
Washington 23 27 2 7 55177206 14-12-1-3 | 9-15-14 8-11-1-2
ATLANTIC | WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME ~— AWAY_—_sOIV
New Jersey 36 17 0 6 78160 140 21-6-0-4 15-11-0-2 16-5-0-1
Pittsburgh © 32,:«17,s 4 S573. 203 181 = 18-B-2-214-9-2-3.15-5-1-1
NY. Islanders 28 23 4 4 64171 165 14-10-3-1 14-13-1-3 10-9-2-0
NY. Rangers 29 25 3 2 63175 170 12-13-30 17-12-0-2 9-10-0-1
Philadelphia 16 34 3 5 40151 215 5-16-34 11-18-0-1 4-14-1-4
NORTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME _—_ AWAY DIV
Buffalo 39 15 2 3 83217 168 20-7-1-2 19-B-1-1 —12-8-1-2
Ottawa 3422 2 1 71200 157 18-11-1-1 16-11-1-0 — 15-9-0-1
Toronto 29 22 3 5 66191 192 12-12-2-3 17-10-1-2 10-8-2-2
Montreal 29 25 1 5 64170 179 17-12-0-3 12-13-1-2 —_10-8-0-4
Boston 27 26 «1 «3 58161 209 16-12-0-2 11-14-1-1 11-12-0-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY _iDIV
Detroit 38 16 3 3 82185 145 21-3-1-2 17-13-2-1—12-4-1-1
Nashville 39 18 2 1 81202 151 21-5-2-1 18-13-0-0 —_17-5-1-0
St. Louis 25 26 5 4 59155 181 14-15-21 11-11-33 10-12-2-2
Chicago 22 28 2 7 53147 179 11-13-1-3 11-15-1-4 10-12-1-0
Columbus 23 31 2 3 51146 182 14-14-1-2 9-17-11 7-13-0-2
NORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
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point for a tie and overtime loss

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Sunday’s results

Dallas 5, San Jose 2

Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2
N.Y. Rangers 2, Chicago 1

St. Louis 5, Minnesota 3
Montreal 3, Columbus 2

Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)
Col. at Vanc., late

Tonight’s games

Pitt. at Islanders,
Phoenix at N’ville, 6
Boston at Phil., 7

Saturday’s results
1 Philadelphia 5, Rangers 3



Ottawa 5, Atlanta 3

Boston 4, Buffalo 3 (SO) |

Carolina 5, Montreal 3
Toronto 4, Edmonton 3

New Jersey 2, Islanders 0
Florida 5, Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Minnesota 4, Nashville 1
Detroit 4, Phoenix 1

C. 5, Colorad:

Washington on Feb. 3.

Namely, more tight checking

and hitting than scoring by -

teams with offensive reputa-
tions and a number of top

young scorers.

Mark Recchi and Maxime
Talbot added goals for the
Penguins, and Richard Zednik
also scored for the Capitals.

e Stars 5, Sharks 2: In
Dallas, Mike Ribeiro and Jere
Lehtinen each scored two
goals, Darryl Sydor added
three assists and Marty Turco
made 17 saves to help Dallas
beat San Jose.

After consecutive shutouts,
the Sharks ended their team-
record scoreless streak at 190
minutes, 22 seconds on Mark
Bell’s power-play deflection at
1:52 of the third period.

Stu Barnes added a goal and
Lehtinen’s empty-netter with
1:35 left was his second of the
game to help the Stars
improve to 9-3-1 in their last 13
games, including a 6-1-1 run at
home. Dallas has 72 points,
one behind second-place San

. Jose in the Pacific Division.

Mike Grier also scored for
the Sharks and Evgeni Nabo-
kov had 16 saves for San Jose,
which lost its third straight to
begin the second half of a sea-
son-long eight-game road trip.

e Rangers 2, Black-
hawks 1: In New York, Martin
Straka and Marcel Hossa
scored 10 minutes apart in the

‘first period and New York
. beat Chicago without Brendan

Shanahan.

The 38-year-old forward
was released from the hospital
just hours before the game

|: after spending the night under
' ‘@bservation for a concussion.

Shanahan was knocked uncon-
scious Saturday during a 5-3
home loss to Philadelphia after
colliding with Flyers forward
Mike Knuble. It is unknown
how long Shanahan will be
sidelined, but he won't play for
at least a week.

Rangers goalie Henrik

. Lundqvist stopped 21 shots.

Martin Havlat scored late in
the second period for Chicago,
which hadn’t played on Broad-
way since a win on Dec. Il,
2002.



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TRIPPED UP: Washington’s Alexander Semin, center, is

‘ tripped by Pittsburgh’s Rob Scuderi, right, ona

third-period breakaway in front of Penguins goalie
Jocelyn Thibault on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

e Blues 5, Wild 3: In St.

‘Louis, rookie David Backes

scored twice and Jay McCle-
ment had a goal and an assist
to help St. Louis win its third
straight.

After Marian Gaborik tied
the score at 2 with 1.8 seconds
left in the opening period, St.
Louis pulled away with three
goals in the second.

Jamal Mayers opened the
scoring with a short-handed
goal in the first period, Keith

Tkachuk also scored and
Manny Legace made 33 saves
for the Blues.

Adam Hall and Pavol Demi-
tra also scored for the Wild,
who had won eight of their
previous 10 road games.

e Canadiens 3, Blue
Jackets 2: In Columbus,
Ohio, Michael Ryder and Saku
Koivu each had a goal and an
assist as Montreal snapped a
season-worst six-game losing
streak.

Francis Bouillon also
scored for the Canadiens, who
moved into a tie with Toronto

for the eighth playoff seed in.

the Eastern Conference.
Rookie Jaroslav Halak was
vying to become the fourth
Montreal goalie to register a
shutout in his first NHL start
until Columbus scored twice
in a 3:03 span late in the third
period on goals by Nikolai
Zherdev and Gilbert Brule.
The Blue Jackets have lost
six of their last eight games.

e Kings 4, Ducks 3 (SO):
In Anaheim, Calif., Lubomir
Visnovsky scored in the sixth
round of a shootout to give
Los Angeles the victory.

The Ducks beat the Kings
in a shootout a night earlier.

Teemu Selanne had a goal
— his club-record 301st with
Anaheim — and two assists in
the rematch.

Los Angeles’ Michael Cam-
malleri had a goal and two
assists, and now has 11 goals
and 15 assists in his last 19
games.

Visnovsky beat goalie Jean-
Sebastien Giguere with a shot
between the pads to finally
settle it after a scoreless over-
time period.

Visnovsky scored his 15th
goal in regulation and assisted
on Cammalleri’s 24th.

The Ducks outshot the
Kings nearly 2-to-l, getting off
42 shots at Sean Burke, while
Giguere faced 24.

Anaheim, which never led,
tied the score for the third
time on Ryan Getzlafs power-
play goal midway through the
third period after Derek Arm-
strong gave Los Angeles a 3-2
lead at 3:49 of the period.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

e Flyers 5, Rangers 3: In
New York, Scottie Upshall
scored a key goal in his Phila-
delphia debut and the physical
Flyers beat the Rangers 5-3 on
Saturday in a game that saw

New York’s Brendan Shana-
han taken off the ice on a

stretcher after a collision with
Mike Knuble. ;

e Senators 5, Thrashers
3: In Ottawa, Dean McAm-
mond scored with just more
than 4 minutes remaining in
regulation to cap a third-pe-
riod comeback and lift Ottawa
to its fourth straight victory
overall and first in three
games against Atlanta this sea-
son.

e@ Devils 2, Islanders O:
In Uniondale, N.Y., Martin
Brodeur stopped 26 shots in
his NHL-best lth shutout of
the season and third against
the Islanders to lead New Jer-
sey.

e Hurricanes 5, Cana-
diens 3: In Montreal, Rod
Brind’Amour scored his sec-
ond goal of the game, and the
400th of his career, late in the
second period to lift Carolina.

e Maple Leafs 4, Oilers
3: In Toronto, Mats Sundin
and John Pohl and each scored
twice and Toronto held on to
beat Edmonton.

e Bruins 4, Sabres 3
(SO): In Buffalo, N.Y., Petr
Tenkrat scored the lone shoot-
out goal to lift Boston.

e Panthers 5, Lightning
4 (OT): In Sunrise, Fla.,
Nathan Horton scored the
winning goal 29 seconds into
overtime for Florida.

e Wild 4, Predators 1: In
Nashville, Tenn., Marian
Gaborik broke a 1-1 tie with a
power-play goal at 11:59 of the
third period, and Minnesota
ruined Peter Forsberg’s Nash-
ville debut.

e Red Wings 4, Coyotes
1: In Glendale, Ariz., Henrik
Zetterberg had his first career
hat trick to lead Detroit to a
four-game season-series
sweep of Phoenix.

e Flames 5, Avalanche
2: In Calgary, Alberta, Kristian
Huselius scored twice and
neatly set up Dion Phaneuf’s
tiebreaking goal to lead Cal-
gary.

e Ducks 3, Kings 2 (SO):
In Los Angeles, Corey Perry
scored through Mathieu Gar-
on’s legs in a shootout for Ana-
heim.





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MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Kevin Harvick is showered by confetti while standing on his car in Victory Lane. Harvick charged to the lead after be

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But the thing weighing
most on everyone’s Mind was
the frantic finish, and the
pileup that altered it. Two late
wrecks shook up the field, tak-
ing out more than more than

10 cars. After runner-up Mar-
-' tin, Jeff Burton, Mike Wallace,
-David Ragan, Elliott Sadler,
Kasey Kahne, David Gilliland,
Joe Nemechek and Jeff Gor-
don rounded out the top 10.

With four laps left, Jamie
McMurray spun out and col-
lected Dale Earnhardt Jr.,

. Ricky Rudd and Martin Truex
’ Jr., resulting in a red flag that
stopped the race for more
than 11 minutes to clean up the
wreckage. During the final
lap, as Harvick surged from

. 7+ sixth place to the lead, a huge

pileup ensued as cars fought
tor position.

“A bunch of demons came
out when it got dark,” Harv-
ick, 31, said. “I knew I was
going to be the bad guy there

at the end with [sentimental .

.', favorite] Mark leading. But

‘>. we just held the pedal down.

-" and hoped for the best.”

As Childress watched, he
had to close his eyes some
because of the melee

But he saw enough to real-
ize, “This had to be the wil-
dest Daytona 500 I’ve ever
watched.”

Martin seized the lead on
Lap 176 and thought he was
poised for the most monu-
‘mental victory of his career.
He has been a perennial
bridesmaid, so it was only fit-
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as a part-time driver for Ginn
Racing, but it was his 23rd
crack at this race. He was
upset that he wasted his best
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said. “I let it slip away, slip
through my fingers and I’m
fine with that.”
Moments later, Martin, 48,
added: “Nobody wants to hear
a grown man cry. I’m not
going to cry about it.”
Several late wrecks paved
the way for Harvick and Mar-
tin’s duel. With 48 laps left,
leader Tony Stewart wiggled
and second-place Kurt Busch
clipped him, ending the run of
the two strongest cars in the
race; Stewart finished 43rd
and Busch wound.up 4lst.
Jimmie Johnson, who won
the Daytona 500 and the Cup
championship last year, spun
out about 20 laps later, rele-
gating him to a 39th-place fin-
ish. Then Earnhardt Jr., who
had been running in the top 10
with 20 laps left, got collected
in a crash, dropping him to
32nd.
The late crashes opened
the door for Harvick, who had
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WILD RIDE: The car driven by Clint Bowyer skids along the
track after a last-lap accident. He was not injured.

nose of his No. 29 Chevrolet.
He fell back to 29th with 20
laps remaining but weaved his
way to the front.

After dominating a day ear-
lier in the season-opening
Busch race, in which he led
the final 42 laps, Harvick

bided his time before making
a late push past front-running
Martin, Kyle Busch, Greg
Biffle, Gilliland and Sadler.
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Busch championship last sea-
son and finished fifth in the
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DAYTONA 500
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

RESULTS

At Daytona Speedway, Daytona
DRIVER, CAR LAPS, WINNINGS

1. Kevin Harvick, Chevy 202, $1,510,469
2. Mark Martin, Chevy 202, $1,102,258



3, Jeff Burton, Chevy 202, $819,216
4, Mike Wallace, Chevy 202, $615,658
5. David Ragan, Ford 202, $529,350

6. Elliott Sadler, Dodge
7. Kasey Kahne, Dodge

202, $407,153
202, $386,074

8. David Gilliland, Ford 202, $374,764
9. Joe Nemechek, Chevy 202, $302,008
10. Jeff Gordon, Chevy 202, $371,679

202, $294,758
202, $308,541
202, $280,657
202, $265,375.
202, $268,475
202, $262,675

11. David Stremme, Dodge

12. JJ. Yeley, Chevy

13. Reed Sorenson, Dodge

14. Boris Said, Ford

15. Robby Gordon, Ford

16. Johnny Sauter, Chevy

17. Sterling Marlin, Chevy 202, $266,483

18. Clint Bowyer, Chevy 202, $275,500

19, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge 202, $299,483
20

20. Casey Mears, Chevy 92, $275,225
21. Bobby Labonte, Dodge 202, $300,436
22. Dale Jarrett, Toyota 202, $259,575
23. Carl Edwards, Ford 202, $273,383
24. Kyle Busch, Chevy 202. $276,858
25. Greg Biffle, Ford 202, $276,075
26. Ricky Rudd, Ford 202, $293,091
27. Matt Kenseth, Ford 202, $309,099
28. Denny Hamlin, Chevy * 201, $279,175
29. Martin Truex Jr., Chevy 291, $290,820
30. Michael Waltrip, Toyota 200, $258,050

accident, $265,058
accideni, $315,733
195, $262,583
parked, $259,900
accident, $271,189
accident, $259,025
179, $259,158
accident, $283,233
accident, $298,886
accident, $249,583
accident, $300,816
accident, $248,050
accident, $334,931

31. Jamie McMurray, Ford
32, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy
33. Tony Raines, Chevy

34. Dave Blaney, Toyota

35. Kenny Schrader, Ford

36, Jeff Green, Chevy

37. Scott Riggs, Dodge

38. Ryan Newman, Dodge
39. Jimmie Johnson, Chevy
40. David Reutimann, Toyota
41, Kurt Busch, Dodge

42. Kyle Petty, Dodge

43. Tony Stewart, Chevy

RACE STATISTICS

Time of Race: 3 hours 22 minutes, 54 seconds.

ara of Victory: 0.020 seconds.

Caution Flags: Six for 24 laps.

Lead Changes: 13 among nine driver.

Lap Leaders: D.Gilliland 1-18, Ku.Busch 19-48;

T.Stewart 49-80; K.Harvick 81-83; Ku.Busch

84-127; R.Newman 128; Ku.Busch 129-149;

T.Stewart 150-152; Ky.Busch 153-156; M.Truex Jr.
157-168; M.Kenseth 169-174; M.Truex Jr. 175;
M.Martin 76-201; K.Harvick 202.

Leaders Summary: Ku.Busch, 3 times for 95 laps;

T.Stewart 2 times for 35 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for

26 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 18 laps; M.Truex Jr.

2 times for 13 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 6 laps:
K.Harvick 2 times for 4 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for

4 laps; RNewman, 1 timhe for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1

time for 1 lap.

Point Standings: 1. K.Harvick, 190, 2. M.Martin,
175, 3. J.Burton, 165, 4. M.Wallace, 160. 5. D.Ra-
an, 155. 6. D.Gilliland, 147, 7. J.Nemechek, 138. 8.
Gordon, 134. 9. D.Stremme, 130. 10. J.Yeley, 127.

little emotion as he recounted
one of the most dizzying fin-
ishes in his career.

As they posed for pictures
and celebrated, Harvick said
Childress kept looking at him
and saying, “Man this is the
Daytona 500, can you believe
it? It’s the Daytona 500.”

Childress, who admitted
the victory hadn’t “sunk in,”
predicted he would wake up
in the middle of the night and
scream.

Childress, who won six
Cup championships with
Earnhardt, offered a little pre-
view as he summed up in his
emotions as he_ yelped,
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‘Chief Reporter

SHANE GIBSON last night
bowed to political pressure as he
stepped down from the Cabinet -
while at the same time vehement-
ly denying he had done anything
wrong.

Speaking in a personal address
on ZNS last night, the former min-
ister attributed his decision to the
well-being of his family: “My
entire family have suffered
enough. For far too long they have
had to listen to oné lie after anoth-
er. It can only get worse,” he said.

Mr Gibson’s resignation follows
a string of stories relating to the
granting of permenant residency

to the late US celebrity Anna .
Nicole Smith and the extent of -

their relationship. He referred to
the nature of the stories as “char-

_acter assassination” and pledged

that he would be “seeking a com-
plete vindication”. ‘

He added that his continued
presence on the front line of poli-
tics would make it more difficult
for the government to deliver their
message and said that his time in
the Cabinet had been “a rare priv-
ilege”.

Mr Gibson went on to say that
he is particularly proud of his
achievements both in the min-
istries of Immigration and Labour.

Finishing his address, Mr Gib-
son apologised for anything he had
“said, done or perceived to have
said or done” which had caused
offence.

Prime Minister Perry Christie,
speaking immediately after Mr
Gibson’s address, said he had
accepted Mr Gibson’s resignation
“with profound sadness and deep-
est regret” and had lost one of his
“ablest ministers”.

Mr Christie said that Mr Gib-

well-being of family

son’s “dynamism, organisational
prowess, and sense of urgency”
were evident throughout his stew-
ardship. ‘

The Prime Minister also praised
Mr Gibson’s “tough, no nonsense
approach” while at the Ministry
of Immigration and the number
of houses built under his direction
while at the Ministry of Housing.

Mr Christie said he will be mak-
ing an announcement on ministe-
rial appointments today.

Earlier in the day, Mr Christie
said that Shane Gibson must be

- Jeft to do the right thingand tie isâ„¢
‘certain that he “would do it immi-

nently.”
Mr Christie made the statement
on Gems 105.9 FM’s talk show

“Tell It Like It Is”, hosted by for- ....

mer attorney general Sean
McWeeny.

He said that prime ministers
have the responsibility of ensur-
ing that ministers understand their
own duties and responsibilities and
that sometimes, even in the most
innocent of circumstances, they
have to make a decision.

“J am satisfied that Shane.Gib-
son is fully aware of how he must
go about making the fight to
remove this stain that they have
purposefully put on him. I know
and I believe that he is aware that
he must do the right thing,” the
prime minister said.

However, he said that the
Bahamas will have to see exactly
what that is because he owes Mr
Gibson that much. ~

“T can tell that a week ago in
discussions with me I was satisfied
I did not have to invite him to do
anything because he was a man
who understood his obligation to
his country, who understood his
obligation to his political family

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m@ By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

MINISTER Shane Gibson
had planned to stage a protest
demonstration in front of The
Tribune this week, but the
plan fell through because of a
lack of participants, according

‘to an inside source.

The source, who spoke on
the condition of anonymity,
said Immigration and Labour
Minister Shane Gibson was
trying to gather 100 persons
from his Golden Gates Con-
stituency to call for the boy-

cott of “John Marquis and

The Tribune”.

The source said members of
Minister Gibson's campaign
team were knocking on doors
and calling persons on the
telephone because they want-
ed to get at least 100 con-
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protest, which was to take
place within the next week.

However, the source said,
the protest was put off
because Minister Gibson was
having problems finding 100
“committed” constituents to
participate:

At 9 o’clock last night Mr
Gibson announced his resig-
nation from Cabinet “with
immediate effect,” apologis-
ing to the Bahamian people if
he had in any way offended
them. He also apologised for
any damage that he might
have done his country.”

The current scandal regard-
ing the photographs of Mr
Gibson and Anna Nicole
Smith culminates months of

controversy surrounding their:

friendship.
Minister Gibson admitted
being a close friend of Ms

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yesterday during a spirited
interview on Gems 105.9’s talk
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“He did it to Pindling. This is
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: The Senate voted overwhelm-

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‘federal minimum wage by
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with the needs of businesses
that employ low-wage work-
ers.

A top priority of Democrats,
the wage hike has both real and
symbolic consequences. It
would be one of the first major
legislative successes of the new
Democratic-controlled Con-
gress.

“Passing this wage hike rep-
resents a small but necessary
step to help lift America’s
working poor out of the ditch-
es of poverty and onto the road
toward economic prosperity,”

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said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-
Mass.

President Bush urged the
House to support the measure,
including the tax help for small
business. He said, “The Senate
has taken a step toward helping
maintain a strong and dynamic
labor market and promoting
continued economic growth.”

The bill must now be recon-
ciled with the House version
passed Jan. 10 that contained
no tax provisions. House
Democrats have insisted they
want a minimum wage bill with
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some have conceded the diffi-
culty of passing the legislation
in the Senate without tax
breaks.

Republicans stressed the
importance of the business tax
breaks in the bill, though it was
a significantly smaller tax pack-
age than Republicans had
sought during previous
attempts to raise the minimum
wage.

“The Senate’s reasonable
approach recognizes that small
businesses have been the
steady engine of our growing
economy and that they have
been a source of new job cre-
ation, a source of job training,”
said Sen. Michael Enzi, R-
Wyo., who helped manage the
debate for the GOP.

The bill presents a challenge
to Democrats who must navi-
gate between the demands of
labor and other interest groups
and the realities of the Senate,
where Republicans hold 49 of
100 votes. House and Senate
Democrats will try to negoti-
ate a way out of the potential
standoff.

House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she
supports some of the tax pro-

visions in the House package,
but she also has said she would
prefer they be put in a sepa-
rate, House-initiated tax bill.
A spokesman for Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., said the tax breaks are
necessary to overcome a poten-
tial GOP filibuster.
. “Of. course, Democrats

‘would prefer to pass a clean

increase in the minimum
wage,” said the spokesman, Jim
Manley. “The fact is that
Republicans have made it very
clear that the only way we will
pass a modest increase in the
minimum wage is with tax
breaks for small business.”

‘Besides increasing the mini-
mum wage from the current
$5.15 an hour, the bill would
extend for five years a tax cred-
it for businesses that hire the
disadvantaged and provide
expensing and depreciation
advantages to small firms. The
tax breaks would be paid for
by closing loopholes on off-
shore tax shelters, by capping
deferred compensation pay-
ments to corporate executives
and by removing the
deductibility of punitive dam-
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Senate votes to raise US minimum wage

Senators also adopted an
amendment that would bar
companies that hire illegal
immigrants form obtaining fed-
eral contracts. That measure
was designed to encourage
companies to participate in an
employee identification pro-
gram that can weed out undoc-
umented workers.

While the tax breaks have
won the support of small busi-

ness groups as well as retailers -

and-restaurant owners, they
have drawn opposition from
larger businesses that would
bear the brunt of the revenue
provisions. Several business
groups also opposed the immi-
gration measure.

After the House passed its

‘bill on Jan. 10, the White

House issued a statement
insisting that final legislation
include small business tax
breaks. It subsequently issued a
statement supporting the Sen-
ate version, but said the rev-
enue measures were not nec-
essary.

According to ihe Labor

‘Department, 479,000 workers

earned exactly $5.15 an hour
in 2005, the most recent esti-
mate available. Most are young

and unmarried and more likely '

to be women, minorities and

part-time workers. According

to the liberal Economic Policy

Institute, the increase would

affect 5.6 million who make less

than the proposed minimum of
7.25.

More than two dozen states
and the District of Columbia
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than the federal level. The
political potency of the issue
was evident last November,
when proposals to raise
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a close ally of Speaker Pelosi,
said he has talked to key
Democrats in the House and
Senate to make sure the dif-
ferences in the bills don’t derail
the effort to raise the minimum
wage.

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Axe who has fol-
lowed this column for

some time will perhaps have
noted its author’s deep and abid-
ing atheism. This personal con-
viction is coupled with a disdain
for some of the effects that
unquestioned Christian doctrine
has had on the formation of the
national character: drowning
and stigmatising non-European
thought and value systems and

providing a convenient cover for

ignorant and regressive social
ideas.

But alas, religious belief is a
private matter, and “rescuing”
those who choose to believe
from their faith would be as
futile and arrogant an undertak-
ing as trying to convert this
columnist into a born-again
Christian. Mutual respect seems
to be the best policy. For that
reason, this column has rarely,
if ever, strayed directly into the
line of fire by criticising or sup-
porting any particular religious
outlook.

Such is the pervasiveness of
the church as an institution in
the Bahamas, however, that even
a non-believer cannot meaning-
fully discuss much of importance
in the country while avoiding ref-
erence to it. In fact, the historic
centrality of the churches (and
the lack of alternative institu-
‘tions) was such that African-
Bahamian political culture prob-
ably would never have existed
without them.

E the absence of any sov-
' ereign native institutions,
19th century Bahamians looked
primarily to two organs, the
church and the Masonic lodges,
for many of their communal
needs. These institutions acted
both as communal self-help soci-
eties and alternative centres of
political consciousness, in an era
when the whole colonial institu-
tional framework existed to
serve the interests of concen-
trated power.

Of course, the “authorities”
at the time were well aware of
all this. Famously, an early
attempt by the colonial govern-
ment to subvert Bethel Baptist
Church resulted in a good part
of the congregation literally
crossing the street and forming
the boldly named “St John’s
Particular Church of Native
Baptists”.

Today; the heavy bias of colo-

nially inherited institutions in -

favour of historic concentrations
of power remains. Instinctively,
the advent of any form of col-
lective effort outside of these



The reality is
that collective
action by or
on behalf of
the masses in
the Bahamas
has almost
always been a

failure



institutions has been greeted
much as the trade union move-
ments were greeted throughout
the 19th century in the indus-
tialised world. Meanwhile, the
ability of other interests to
organise themselves, often
against the interests of the mass-
es, has survived the cosmetic
political reforms and changes of

. the last century.

iE industrial relations,
employers defend obscene

wages-to-income ratios by pre-.

tending that they are about to
go bust. In reality, as Professor
Noam Chomsky recently pointed
out, economists tend to measure
costs with a heavy ideological
bias. In the context of the
Bahamas, where owners of even
small businesses expect to enrich
themselves, “profitability” can
absorb obscene dividends, but
not decent wages for non-man-
agerial staff.

In politics, the entrenchment
of the two party system (which
has brought many benefits in
terms of stability) has reflected,
rather than reversed, the power
of business, property and (more
recently) the professions to orga-
nize themselves for self-serving
action, while providing only
meager support for collective
political thought or action among
the masses.

The recent attempt by the sup-
posedly “progressive” party to
introduce a much needed public
health scheme has been watered
down to practical nothingness in
the face of an organised resis-
tance by those who wish to
remain rich at the expense of the
public.

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hat many of these pro-
fessionals have parents,
cousins or old aunts who have
suffered at the hands of our rob-
ber-capitalist health industry
makes no difference to their
“professional interests” today.
That is the strange genius of a
socio-economic system that
atomises the interests and con-
sciousness of its victims. Though
on balance all may suffer, each
can be counted on to defend his
pitifully marginal benefit at the
expense of the group.
Though politicians like to pre-

PERSPECTIVES

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“native” ones) continue to rep-
resent a power base capable of
achieving a kind of upliftment
that politicians can only talk
about. They also have the advan-
tage of intrinsic legitimacy, which
is barely enjoyed by some of our
political institutions.

In this regard, it is interesting
that in a country whose voters

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Such is the pervasiveness of
the church as an institution in
the Bahamas, however, that
even a non-believer cannot
meaningfully discuss much of
importance in the country
while avoiding reference to it.



tend to offer a packaged and
shallow version of it, the reality is
that collective action by or on
behalf of the masses in the
Bahamas has almost always been
a failure. This is primarily due
to the lack of any legitimate insti-
tutions through which it could
be achieved.

Enter the Church. As truly
mass-based institutions, the inde-
pendent churches (especially the

supposedly reject income tax as

a tool for national development,

tens of thousands of Bahamians
voluntarily donate a regular por-
tion of their salaries to their
churches, making some of them
very profitable and increasingly
powerful institutions.

N: surprisingly, as the
only real mass-based

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institution, churches have his-
torically used that power to fill
the gaps left by our pathetically
laissez-faire political culture:
organising fundraisers for med-
ical expenses, even educational
plans for members’ children.

Two recent developments
involving Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Church give some indi-
cation of how the mass-based
power of churches can be used to ,
the benefit of national develop-
ment in a modern Bahamas with
newly emerging needs and
opportunities.

Firstly, last year, using the
power of its membership and its
own financial solvency, Mount
Tabor induced Bank of the
Bahamas into a relationship
whereby members could access
prepaid Visa services. This
means that thousands more
Bahamian workers will be able
to shop online and access the
benefits of the cashless society,
while not being lulled into the
credit nightmare that haunts per-
haps a majority of Americans.

Secondly, and even more’
impressively, the church recent-
ly announced four new subdivi-
sions that it proposes to develop
primarily (though not exclusive-
ly) for its members.

Property development and
subdivision are, aS we know,
immensely lucrative areas pre-
cisely because they service the

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primary needs of this country’s
burgeoning middle class. Hence
the church is both serving the
needs of its members and lining
itself up to become a major play-
er in this lucrative industry,
which in turn will hopefully con-
tinue to serve the needs of its
members.

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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

SAILORS lined the shores
of Montagu Beach yesterday
all hoping to hit the high seas
for the Valentine’s Day ‘Catch
Me If You Can’ race, but
Mother Nature dampened the

_ crew’s plans, forcing Regatta

organisers to postpone the
race until next Saturday.

More than 12 boats were
preparing to sail in the A class
division when they learned
that the race was cancelled,
due to inclement weather. The
A class race, was set to get on
the way at 2pm.

Eleazor ‘Sailing Barber’
Johnson, chairman of the
regatta said “the decision from

‘the organisers came after the

wind picked up and the low
tide.

According to Johnson the
beauty of regattas, for persons
on the shore, is to see just how
close the boats can get. He
added that this is impossible
when there is a low tide, point-
ing out that the boats will have
to go at least five miles out so
the race can start.

Johnson said: “One thing
we can’t do is control the
weather. We are appreciative
for the good weather yester-
day (Saturday) but we can’t

do anything about today. We:

knew that a cold front was
coming today but we thought
we could have gotten the race
in before it comes down.

“As you can see that I am

not happy, but I am happy to

see the amount of boats that
turned out today to sail. This
is a good sign for sailing in the
country. Even though the
weather looks bad we still‘had
boats come out to support the
regatta.

“The Valentine’s Day
Regatta is always a big one,
we draw a big crowd because
the race is only held once a
year, so you know what the
Catch Me if You can means?
This is the race that gives the
winner bragging rights for the
year, this is only held once a
year so we have a lot of peo-
ple coming to try and win this
race.” ;

While boats competing in
the A class will have one more
go at the crown, crew mem-
bers from boats in the C class
will prepare for the next big
regatta. The C class wrapped
up their action on Saturday
evening with Clyde Rolle, cap-
tain of the Legal Weapon
boat, walking away with the
bragging rights cup.

The fierce boat captured
two of the three races held in
the C class.

This is the Legal Weapon’s
second regatta win in the class,
the first came at the New
Year’s Day regatta.

Johnson added: “We had
some good races out here on
Saturday, I mean the action
on the water drew thousands
of fans to Montagu Beach. I
must say again how pleased I
am about the support on the
shore and on the sea.

“Out here looked like Las
Vegas on Saturday we had so
many people come out and we
were expecting the same thing
out here today. But God
knows best and we will never
question him. A lot of the
sailors were ready to sail, but
we don’t want anything to
happen to their boats.

“A wind like this can break
a boat’s mast and we don’t
want that to happen, this is
the beginning of the year so
we have to be very careful
because there are a lot more
races to go.”

Johnson and the Campari
sponsors are promising a fun
filled day on Saturday. Activ-
ities will start at 10am, with
boats competing in the A class
having to complete three races
for the ‘Catch Me if You Can,
Regatta.’

@ TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter

MARK Knowles and
Daniel Nestor came so close
to winning their second
Open 13 Marseilles men’s
doubles title yesterday in
France.

However, the top seeded
team couldn’t overcome the
confidence level of the
hometown favourites as
Arnaud Clement and
Michael Llodra held on for a
7-5, 4-6, 10-8 victory.

While they lost in their
second tournament final for
the year, losing in Sydney,
Australia in January, it was
the first time in the Mar-
seilles tournament that
Knowles and Nestor lost a
set.

In an interview with The
Tribune yesterday, Knowles
said it was tough loss.

“It was a tough match. We
played very well, but they
played extremely well as
well,” he pointed out: ‘It
came down to one point





Narrow defeat —
for doubles pair.



here and there and basically
two points proved to be all
that they needed in the
end.”

The No.4 team of Clement

and Llodra broke an 8-8 tie

in the third set to seal the
victory.

Fought

“It was one of those
matches that we fought very
hard,” Knowles reflected.
“We didn’t have that much
opportunities at the start of
the match. i|

“They fought very well
and we won the second set,
setting up the tie breaker in
the third. We nudged ahead
in the tie-breaker, but they
fought back, then they were
ahead. We fought back, but

they won the next two
points.”

One year ago, as the top
seeds again, Knowles and
Nestor were basically in the
same position as they didn’t
give up a set in advancing to
the final where they fell vic-
tim to the Czech Republic’s
No.4 seeds Martin Damm
and Radek Stepanek in
three sets.

Knowles said this one was:

quite disappointing because
they were hoping not to
have an encore from last
year.

“We had a great year, a
great start to the year,”
Knowles stated. “You want
to win every tournament you
play. Finals are good, but
you want to win.

“We fell short on that end,
so it’s disappointing. But we





@ MARK KNOWLES

made them play their best
tennis. We played well and
we competed hard. That’s all
you could ask for. Both
teams played well.”

After playing in four tour-
naments and still without a

title so far this year, Knowles‘

said the only thing they can
do is continue to work hard
and hope that eventually the
success will come. |



Unlucky Open 13 for
Knowles and Nestor

“We have to give credit to
those guys and just get ready
for next week,” Knowles
projected.

They will head to Rotter-
dam, the Netherlands to play
their next tournament this
week. ,

After-that, they will travel
to Dubai to play in another
tournament starting on Feb-
ruary 26 before they take a
week’s break.

Then, starting on March
5, Knowles and Nestor will
travel to Indian Wells, Cali-
fornia where they will
defend their title at the first
ATP Masters Series tourna-
ment this year.

That will follow with a trip
next door in Miami, Flori-
da, starting on March 19
where they will play in
the second ATP Masters
Series.

Other than the two finals
they lost in Sydney and Mar-
seille, Knowles and Nestor

-reached the semifinal in-
their season opener in Doha
and at the first Grand Slam
at the Australian Open, all
last month.

rete fall to
Junior All-Stars

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

IT TOOK the Legends All-
Stars a little longer to find their
feet at the All-Star Classic.

But, by the time they did get
into their zone, it was a little
too late.

The Junior All-Stars, filling
in for the absence of many of
the former players, held off the
Legends All-Stars down the
stretch in a stunning 21-18 vic-
tory as the New Providence
Women's Basketball League
hosted the event.

Only five legends, plus
Natasha Miller (who reserved
her energy for the league's All-
Star feature contest) showed
up to play. Not that many fans
were in the stands either - with
perhaps some staying at home
to watch NBA All-Star week-
end instead.

But it certainly was a fun
filled game as Jeannie Minus
directed the show for the Leg-:
ends with a’series of "no look"
behind the back passes.

And, while they were trying
to "regain their composure,"
the Legends didn't have an
answer for Shadia Miller either.

Miller canned 10 points,
including a pair of three-point-
ers, in the final quarter as the
Jr. All-Stars broke a 9-9 tie at
the end of the third to seal the
deal. She finished with a game
high 12 points.

"It was too easy," said Miller.
"It was okay. I just had to con-
centrate, get my legs under me,
jump and shoot."

Antonia Simmons, who
scored the first two points for
the Jr. All-Stars, scored the first
two points in the fourth before
Miller took over. Simmons fin-
ished with four.

Cindy Fox was a tower of
strength in the paint for the
Legends. She worked the
boards well and got back up for
a few lay-ups as she led the way
for the Legends seven, includ-

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Plush, located on the second floor
above the Blue Marlin restaurant in Hur-
ricance Hole, has been opened with the
aim of establishing a lounge atmosphere
with contemporary music during the
week, with a focus towards dance and
disco at the weekend.

Deon Haven, co-owner, said: “The idea
of Plush is that’s it’s a mellow place for
people to come, relax and have good con-
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Bahamas and has been targeted
by an organised conspiracy to .
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yesterday .

The Prime Minister was
speaking during an interview
on Gems 105.9’s talk show “Tell
It Like It Is”, hosted by Sean
McWeeny.

“He has performed magnifi-
cently for our country and I
believe that our country will
ultimately see that to be so and
even those with the most jaun-
diced view or the most preju-,
diced view would have to
acknowledge that Shane Gib-
son served this country well,”
Mr Christie said.

The prime minister said he
was deeply saddened and trou-
bled by the allegations of impro-
priety that Mr Gibson must now
face.

“J have been in politics now
for 30, in fact 34 years, 30 years
as an elected representative. I
have seen ministers and I have
been with ministers and I have
served with ministers and I have
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self,” Mr Christie said.

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has had many hours of discus-
sion with Mr Gibson and has
also heard the calls of the peo-
ple.

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perhaps without question
engaged in a direct act of
awarding himself or setting up
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“If he could fix his face and
mouth to attack men in the
way he has for lose behaviour
then he must be judged on the
level and degree of hypocrisy.
I will have my opportunity to
speak to that issue,” the prime
minister said.

Mr Christie said that he
finds himself “listening to the
drum of the people of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, but when it comes
to the application of moral val-
ues in governance I listen to
my own drum.”

“Firstly I have to recognize
that those peons who I may
have to deal with are men
who have given service to this
country and therefore any-
thing I do, anything I say
must take that into consider-
ation and so when people call
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THE Bush administration
remains hopeful that the death

Ea of Fidel Castro will unleash

grass-roots pressuré among
Cubans for democratic change —
but many analysts see little
threat to the regime under the
thus-far seamless succession of
brother Raul, according to
Associated Press.

As US officials see it, the seis-
mic political event for Cuba has
yet to come.

“We don’t feel that we’ve lost
‘an important moment, because
quite frankly, we don’t see any
significant possibility of change
of any kind until Fidel is gone,”
Tom Shannon, the top State
Department aide for Latin
America, says.

Intestinal surgery last July led
to the transfer of power from
Fidel, 80, to Raul, 75. US intel-
ligence agencies do not expect
the elder Castro to live long but
his two brothers, Raul and
Ramon, insist he is recovering.

US presidents have been
waiting for decades for Fidel to
die and to take his communist
project to his grave. President
Bush, who has especially close
ties to the anti-Castro Cuban-
American community, has tried
to hasten:a democratic transi-
tion by tightening the embargo
against the island.

But many observers say the
post-Fidel era has begun — with
Raul Castro clearly in control.

Lt Gen Michael Maples, head

of the Defense Intelligence
Agency, said last month that
Raul Castro has the “wide-
spread respect and support” of
military commanders, whose
backing he believes will be cru-
cial in the succession process.

He said Raul Castro should
be able to fend off any move to
depose him “at least for the
short.term".

Brian Latell, a . former top
Cuba analyst at the CIA, agrees
and says Raui Castro has been
acting more boldly than expect-

ed, encouraging debate among

Cubans and calling on universi-
ty students to “fearlessly” dis-
cuss the country’s problems.

A majority of people in the
US, 54 per cent, said it is unlike-
ly that Fidel Castro’s regime will
be replaced with a democracy
once he is gone, according to
an AP-Ipsos poll taken a couple
of weeks ago.

There is little evidence of pro-
democracy ferment in Cuba.
The answer to whether that
reflects fear or contentment on
the island depends on whom
one asks. One visible indication
of unrest is the single word that
appears on occasional street
signs: “Cambio” ("Change").

Rep Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a
Cuban-born Florida Republi-
can, says the calm under Raul is
illusory.

“The regime of Fidel Castro is
not viable without Fidel Cas-
tro,” he says. “A transition to
democracy in Cuba is inevitable,
but Fidel Castro needs to die
for the future of Cuba to begin.”

Frank Calzon, executive
director of the Center for a Free
Cuba, says there will be “an
explosion of expectations”
among Cubans for a better life
once Fidel dies. As the regime
“is unable to meet these aspira-
tions, the likelihood of instabil-
ity will increase.”

But Wayne Smith, a former

diplomat and an advocate of
resuming ties with Cuba, sees
continuity in Havana under
Raul Castro.
’ The administration has elab-
orate plans for food deliveries
to Cuba and other emergency
relief in the event of unrest.
Plans also are in place to
counter possible mass migra-
tion from Cuba. A full-scale
exercise, replete with role-play-
ing by mock migrants landing
on US shores, is set for south
Florida next month.



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Anna Nicole
Smith is
embalmed

THE body of Anna Nicole
Smith was embalmed Saturday,
under a court order issued a day
earlier.

Two embalmers finished the
job around noon, according to
Joshua Perper, the Broward
County medical examiner. They
promised not to discuss, write
about, photograph or draw the
body.

"They did an excellent job,
and the body will be ready for
viewing with no problem," Dr
Perper said. "In other words,
she's basically looking like she
looked in life or very, very close
to that."

Attorneys for photographer
Larry Birkhead, who claims he's
the father of Smith's baby girl,
fought to delay the embalming
until an additional DNA sample
was taken from her body Thurs-
day.

The body remains at the
medical examiner's facility,
awaiting developments in a Fort
Lauderdale courthouse, where
Smith's estranged mother Vir-
gie Arthur and her companion
Howard K. Stern, resume their
battle Tuesday over where the
Playboy model should be
buried.

Arthur wants Smith taken to
her home state of Texas; Stern
wants to put her in a plot in the
Bahamas next to her son,
Daniel.

Police
investigate
after armed
robberies

_ OPERATION Quiet Storm

and Operation Tri-party carried
out four warrants of arrest and
a total of 22 traffic citations over
the weekend.

The police said that around
12.30 am Saturday a 26-year-
old man was at a party in Cul-

mersville off Mackey Street,

when a black sedan vehicle
pulled up with three men inside.

The report said that one of
the car’s passengers got out of
the vehicle with a hand-gun and
shot the 26 year old in his foot.

The young man was taken to
hospital where he is reported to
be in stable condition.

The police also said that
around 4 am Sunday Super-
wash Laundry on Robinson
Road near Blue Hill Road was
robbed.

It was reported that three
masked men entered the laun-
dry through the back door and
held up an employee.

The report said one of the
men-had a hand-gun and anoth-
er a cutlass.

The employee was robbed of
a cellular-phone, and $200 cash,
which was the property of
Superwash.

The police said the men fled
the scene on foot in the direc-
tion of Blue Hill Road and Yel-
low Elder.

The police said these matters
are being investigated.

Trial set for
Haitian
colonel linked
to massacre

@ MIAMI

A FEDERAL human rights
lawsuit against a former Haitian
Army colonel will go to trial
next week, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Carl Dorelien served a year
in prison in Haiti after a US
immigration judge found him
to be a human rights violator
and had him deported in 2003.
His trial is scheduled to begin
Tuesday in US District Court
in Miami.

The Center for Justice and
Accountability alleges he is
liable for the 1994 murder of
Michel Pierre and the torture
in 1993 of Lexiuste Cajuste, a
former-labour leader.

Dorelien remains in Haiti and
will not attend the trial. His
Miami attorney, Kurt Klaus,
denied the allegations Saturday.

Dorelien was only assigned
to administrative duties in the
army in 1993 and 1994, Klaus
said.

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ATLANTIS chefs at the
supervisory and management
level are making a plea to
government to amend or
revise the Immigration laws
in relation to the hiring of
expatriate chefs for positions
that qualified Bahamian
chefs can competently fill.

In an official letter
addressed to Prime Minister
Perry Christie, the chefs
claim that many Bahamian
culinary professionals at
Atlantis and in the industry
as a whole are “extremely
frustrated, mentally demor-
alized, and enslaved by the
Machiavellian, anti-Bahami-
an style leadership” in the
culinary division at Atlantis.

The letter reads: “As we
do not oppose legitimately
qualified expatriate chefs
being given permits to work
in the Bahamas, based on the
heads of agreement for expa-
triates in the hotel industry,

in which a two-year mentor- .

ship programme is in place
where the executive chef
trains a Bahamian chef to fill
his/her position. However,
this is virtually non-existent
and it is quite evident due to
the fact that there was never
a Bahamian executive in
Atlantis (or Resorts Inter-
national) from its inception.”

The letter says that there
are a few talented expatriate
chefs that are interested in
the advancement and train-
ing of Bahamian chefs, but
they are “discreetly advised
to discontinue the process.”

According to the chets,
there is only one Bahamian
senior executive sous chef
and no other Bahamian
above that level.

And that at the moment,

there are nine Bahamian exec-

utives sous chefs who are qual- .

ified to fill positions that are
presently held by expatriates.

Concerns

Among other concerns, the
Atlantis chefs say that resumés
of expatriate chefs need to be
more closely scrutinised and
investigated, there is a major
salary disparity between
Bahamian chefs and expatriate
chefs who hold identical posi-

@ CHEFS at Atlantis have appealed to the government over the

tions, the majority of expatri-
ate chefs holding executive
posts have no culinary degrees,

’ during high profiled VIP events

only expatriate chefs are notice-
ably in the forefront while
Bahamian chefs are instructed
to remain behind the scene, and
that resumés from qualified
local chefs, who apply online to
the Atlantis Culinary Division,
are automatically blocked from
being hired.

According to the letter:
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, CMG, M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Bahamas failed to join travel programme

THE BAHAMAS, a leading tourist resort,
which also attracts the rich and famous as res-
idents, should have every facility here to accom-
modate its guests and ensure that their stay is as
stress free as possible. It might not seem impor-
tant to the average Bahamian, but many of
these wealthy residents travel the world with
their family pet at their side. They avoid areas
that make this travel difficult.

Although the Bahamas considers itself an
archipelago free of rabies, it has not put itself in
a position to be recognised as such by the inter-
national community. No one is going to accept
the word of a government official that this
country is rabies free. There are rules to be
followed if one wants to belong to the interna-
tional club of pet owners, which allows pets —
like humans — to travel on a passport, thus
avoiding a lengthy quarantine on arriving at
their destination.

Much travel of pet owners is between the
UK and the Bahamas — although regular vis-
itors and their dogs also arrive from Germany
and other parts of the world. England has strict
quarantine regulations. Any animal arriving in
the UK — a rabies free country — is immedi-
ately quarantined for six months. Rather than
put their dogs and cats through the'trauma of a
long separation from their owners, many own-
ers restrict their travel to avoid areas that have
not signed on to the international

travel rules for animals.

About 10 years ago a lobby group, calling
itself “Passports for Pets”, started a campaign to
change England’s archaic rabies laws. As a
result of its success, the Queen conferred an
OBE on Mary Fretwell, the group’s chairman,
“for services to pet owners and to animal wel-
fare.”

By 2000 there was a break-through and dogs
and cats could avoid England’s six-month ken-
nel quarantine provided a microchip — the
size of a small rice kernel — had been implant-
ed in the back of their neck as identification and

proof that a blood test showed that the ani-
mal had been successfully vaccinated for rabies.

Although the approximately 79 quarantine
kennels in England were against the change
— for obvious reasons — “Passports for Pets”
estimated that 12 million pet owners wanted the
hassle-free travel document.

At first the document was recognised only in
Western Europe, but it was soon extended to
Canada, the United States and more recently
Russia, and much of Eastern Europe.

When Passports for Pets was canvassing the
US and Canada, it included the islands of the

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West Indies and the Caribbean.

All the French and Dutch-speaking islands
signed on as did Bermuda, Barbados, Jamaica,
the Caymans, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts
and Nevis, Montserrat, St Vincent and the
Grenadines. But one of the three B’s was miss-
ing — where was the Bahamas?

In 2004, just before the Passport for Pets
was to transfer to the European Community it
duties to sign up members, it contacted the
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to find out
why, especially as the Bahamas was a tourist
resort, it had not signed on to the health regu-
lations for the non-commercial movement of

- pets. We were told that the impression con-

veyed to the UK was that the Bahamas was not
interested. “They just couldn’t be bothered,”
our informant commented.

Around that time a friend of ours tele-
phoned the Ministry of Agriculture to ask about
the Passport for Pets programme, only to be
told that there was no veternarian there to take
her call, and adding: “We don’t have rabies in
this country — it is very clean.” End of a con-
versation that never ‘answered the question
that was being asked.

We are writing this article because just last
week we had a call from a vet to find out what
was being done about signing on to this pro-
gramme. He said he is constantly having to try
to explain to foreign residents that a rabies cer-
tificate from his clinic is not recognised as a
valid travel document, because the Bahamas
has failed to sign onto the European Commu-
nity’s

Regulations No. 998/2003, and, therefore, is
itself not recognised.

One pet owner flies her animal to her broth-

er in New York to have a microchip implanted, °

have it vaccinated against rabies and have a
blood test at a European Union approved lab-
oratory. The animal then has to remain in the
US for six months before it can fly with its
owner to England. This procedure has to be fol-
lowed every time the animal needs its booster
rabies shot.

Why could that simple procedure not have
been done in the Bahamas while the owner
spent six months at her home here?

Was it because a government minister failed
to understand the importance of another branch
of our tourist product, or was it because an
indifferent civil servant failed to bring it to he
minister’s attention?

Whatever the answer, it is just another indi-
cation of the laid back indifference that is crip-
pling this country.

THE TRIBUNE



Minimum wage: ‘an
economic fallacy’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS THE holder of a dual
undergraduate degree in law
and economics (Walbrook Col-
lege, London), I believe that I

may be qualified to rebut the

recent call for a so-called mini-
mum wage by the Hon Minister
of Labour and Immigration and
some of our misguided union
leaders.

Of course, it sounds good
politically, and on a so-called
compassionate basis for persons
to advocate a minimum wage
regime sanctioned by the cen-
tral government and backed up
by sanctions imposed by our
legislature. Is it feasible, how-
ever, is the only question which
needs be asked.

Wages are, in essence, the
price of one’s labour. In fact,
many economic gurus, over the
years, have failed/refused to
acknowledge that wages are but
another term for price of
labour, no more, no less. As
such, the price of the subject
labour, should and must be
determined by market forces
and the level of productivity.

To allow a government to
determine what should be a
minimum wage has, usually,
resulted in economic stagnation;
low productivity; unemploy-
ment and under employment.

At a political masquerade up
at Fox Hill the other evening,
my good friend, the Hon Shane
Gibson, Minister of Labor and
Immigration called for an
increase in the current mini-
mum wage level. This was
echoed a few days later by trade
union leader, par excellence,
Attorney Obie Fergusoén, who
suggested that the level should
be between B$250 to B$350 per
week.

We must keep in mind that

neither of these gentlemen, as
far as I am aware, own and
operate businesses that employ
any significant number of
employees. Gibson is prohibited
from, engaging in any outside
business while in the cabinet.
Obie’s law firm, to my personal
knowledge, has less than three
employees. Keeping this in
mind, it is easy to see that any
sort of increase in the minimum
wage level would have little or
no effect on their businesses or
law practice.
. What about medium and
large employers? With some
reputed 5,000 odd employees,
who already earn tar more than
what the minimum wage is now,
a company like Atlantis would
be obliged to either lay off cur-
rent workers, who may not be
up to scratch from a productiv-
ity level and/or may be obliged
to restrict employment oppor-
tunities to. persons who come
to the job with experience and
maturity.

In essence, an increase in the
minimum wage as advocated by

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Messrs Gibson and Ferguson,
will end up doing more harm
than good to the economy. Per-
sons who are_ currently
employed would face the real
possibility of reduced work

weeks; a demand for higher lev- .

els of productivity and reliance
on government subsidies to
make up the difference in pay.

Say, for instance, a worker
now earns $300 per week. This
is over and above the minimum
wage of B$150 which now
obtains. If the law is changed
to require an employer to pay
him a minimum of B$350 per
week, the employer could just
reduce staff; cut back on pro-
duction of goods and services
or, simply, shutter up his busi-
ness. Who would suffer: the
employer; the government or
the unemployed worker who
must now become a collective
burden to the taxpayers?

This ‘is the political season so
one should expect outlandish
stances and utterances by per-
sons who really should know
better. The best way to increase
wages, naturally and without
governmental interference, is

to increase productivity by
workers and to allow market
forces to come into play. To do
so by governmental fiat is the
wrong way to go.

The more a worker produces,
the more he, ordinarily, is paid.
The more valuable he/she is to
his/her employer, the more
there will be a demand for
his/her services. Real wages,
dear friends, must come out of
production and not fiats by any
government. .

If Shane and his leader wish
to see real increases in wages
all they have to do is to reduce
taxes on the importation of vital
machinery for various busi-
nesses so that the employers
could bring in those machines to
encourage additional worker
production and productivity.

In short, assist the employers
with capital accumulation,
instead of discouraging it. While
I have nothing but admiration
for Minister Shane Gibson, the
route which he is proposing to
raise minimum wages, is dead
wrong. To God then, the Hard-
est Worker around, in all things,
be the glory.

ORTLAND H BODIE JR
Nassau,
February 3, 2007.

Missing the point on
Shane Gibson issue

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I THINK that.a lot of people are missing the point with this
issue of the photos of Shane Gibson. The issue is not The Tri-
bune or the question of whether or not he had a sexual rela-
tionship with Ms Smith. The issue is that he is the Minister in
charge of the department that is responsible for accommodat-
ing Ms Smith and her application for permanent Tesidency:
Therefore, his “friendship” with her is inappropriate, ;. faeces

If, as he said, he felt sorry for her‘that she knew no one here
and felt some sort of kinship with her, then fine, he should
have gone above and beyond to make sure that her application
process was flawless, so as to completely avoid any appearance
of impropriety. Every T should have been crossed and every I
dotted before that application was approved. That was definitely

not done.

Then when Ms Smith’s son died and it came out that there
were mistakes or oversights made, he should have done the hon- -
ourable thing and admitted, yes due diligence was not taken,
apologise and promise to ensure that it would never happen
again. I really believe that the issue would probably have died
right there. People can respect a man who can admit a mistake.

Instead, Mr Gibson chose to be defensive and haughty,
knowing full well that he was wrong.

When Mr Jerome Sawyer asked Mr Gibson last night during
the interview on ZNS if he never felt at any time along this
process that anything was wrong or that he should hold back’on
this “friendship”, he said no. That I think speaks volumes

- about his character and the fact that he would allow his wife and

family to become so entangled with Ms Smith shows that he has
no concept of the role of a public official or the standard of
behaviour that is expected. The only thing that he kept harping
on was that it was the fault of The Tribune. If he was not there
to be in the pictures, there would be no pictures.

But then again, judging from all of the people calling the radio
shows saying they don’t think that he did anything wrong,

maybe it’s just me.

A FERGUSON
Nassau,
* February 12, 2007.

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THE government may
expropriate transmission
equipment and antennas
from an opposition-aligned
television station if it is
unable to reach an agreement
with the owners when the
channel’s concession expires,
telecommunications minister
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according to Associated Press.

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DEMANDING a “full public
apology” from FNM candidate
for Carmichael Charles May-
nard, PLP chairman Raynard’
Rigby took exception to asser-
tions made by Mr Maynard at
last week’s FNM that persons
apply for government housing
were required to go to Gibson,
Rigby and Co.

“T asked one lady who the
lawyer was for the mortgage
transaction, she told me she
asked if she could choose her
own attorney, and was told that
the Bahamas Mortgage Corpo-
ration had already chosen one
for her. Guess who it is? PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby,” Mr
Maynard said at the rally.

These comments show that
Mr Maynard is ill-informed and
lacks knowledge of everyday
matters, Mr Rigby said.

“His comments at best were
amateurish and were of the
same old tired approach by the
FNM and Hubert Ingraham to
engage in attempts of charac-
ter assassination. Obviously,
Charles Maynard is attempting
to divert attention from his own
shortcomings,” the PLP chair-
man said. ;

He said that any sensible
member of the public will know
that a law firm engaged by a
financial institution in a land
transaction has a duty to ensure
that the institution has good title
to the land. The firm has no
duty in respect of the construc-
tion contract.

- PLP chairman refutes claim
over mortgages and law firm

“Certainly, Mr Maynard
should know these basic facts
and therefore should not have
made any suggestion that my
firm did not carry out its con-
tractual duties,” Mr Rigby said.

Partner -

He said that while the firm
of which he is a partner is on a
list that provides legal services
to the Mortgage Corporation,
there is nothing improper, ille-
gal, unethical or inappropriate
about the firm providing legal
services for the Mortgage Cor-
poration.

“In fact, the minister respon-
sible has already publicly stated
that there are other lawyers on
the list and that the legal fees

FNM says PLP has put country
‘category five storm’

through a

m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

THE FNM claimed yesterday
that the country is weathering a
category five “perfect” storm:
a corrupt PLP culture presided
over by a weak, indecisive and
frightened leader unable to
restrain his Ministers, bring
order to government and pro-
tect the international reputa-
tion of the Bahamas.

The party made the state-
ment yesterday during its week-
ly commentary.

The FNM hit out at Prime
Minister Perry Christie for not
demanding the resignation of
Immigration and Labour Min-
ister Shane Gibson and
slammed the minister for show-
ing no remorse for the embar-
rassment he caused the coun-
try

ath “Even if-he-is innocent of a
«),mumber of lapses, surely his
. repeated and belligerent lack of



judgment regarding an appear-
ance of a conflict should warrant
his swift dismissal,” the FNM said.

The FNM said that any lin-

gering doubts in the minds of.

some people about the PLP’s
fitness for office were shattered
last week as the party of “hope
and help” sealed its fate as the
party of “shame and scandal”.

“The lead character in this
meltdown of the PLP’s integri-
ty and trustworthiness is, ironi-
cally, not Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson. It is Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie. On the eve
of Mr Gibson’s reluctant, defen-
sive and evasive interview on
ZNS, Mr Christie was at church
lecturing us about values, ethics
and responsibility.

“When it comes to the multiple
scandals paralysing his govern-
ment, Mr Christie says and does
nothing, or waits until the very last
minute when events force them-
selves upon him,” the party said.
The party said if Mr Gibson is

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serious about responding to the
people, he should have submit-
ted himself to a longer press
conference with a larger group
of journalists, who could ask
many of the questions the peo-
ple want answered.

“Instead, after months of
avoiding the press and the peo-
ple’s questions he held a brief
Q&A with two journalists,

- avoiding questions, filibuster-

ing and angrily repeating stock
answers to troubling allega-
tions,” the FNM said.

“He offered no contrition and
would not even acknowledge that
his actions may have, at minimum,
been inappropriate, and are caus-
ing considerable harm to the coun-
try’s international standing -- not
to mention his own party.

“He also overreached for the
oldest trick in the book by
blaming the media for his litany
of mistakes, misjudgments and
perhaps misrepresentations,”
the FNM said.

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reduced price, which translates
into significant savings for
homeowners,” Mr Rigby said.

The record, he said, will also
show that he was never person-
ally involved in any such trans-
action and that the other
lawyers in the firm dealt with .
these matters.

“I put Hubert Ingraham and
the FNM on notice that this
PLP will not lie down and allow
them to tarnish the good repu-
tations of our members,” the
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Carey: Ingraham
‘abandoned’ my

constituency

THE Carmichael Con-
stituency was abandoned by
Hubert Ingraham when he
appointed then-MP Anthony
Rolle to be Ambassador to the
United Nations while still “serv-
ing as the MP”, current MP
John Carey said yesterday.

This, he said, was textbook-
style absentee representation.

“The Carmichael Con-
stituency has had five years of
consistent, accessible, available
and present in the flesh repre-
sentation. In 2002, we started a
journey as a family toward
improving the quality of life for

our families. It,.has been a grow-

ing experience for me and one
in which | now have 5 years of
parliamentary experience. As
we move forward, we will be
building upon the foundation
which has been laid to give
Carmichael constituents the
best opportunities to succeed,”
Mr Carey said.

The MP said that for every
promise made, there is a price
tag associated with it and it
takes time to be able to accom-
plish much. —*

“We have only just begun the
work to better the Carmichael
Constituency,” he said.

Among his achievements Mr
Carey lists:

e infrastructure upgrades
including drainage installation,

speed bumps and road paving |

¢ back to school programme

¢ children’s annual Christmas
parties

* open representation with a
constituency office open

e introduction of computer
training programme in con-
junction with Good News SDA
church in Flamingo Gardens

e after school program in con-
junction with Family Life Cen-
tre in Flamingo Gardens

e job placement for many
constituents

* computer literacy outreach
in conjunction with BTVI

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¢ monthly constituency meet-
ings:

¢ seminars in Carmichael for
constituents on issues such as:
parenting skills, domestic vio-
lence, job readiness and
HIV/AIDS

* lobbying for health care bill
that guarantees Bahamians
access to affordable health care
services regardless of financial
circumstances

* initiating block parties

* encouraging businesses in
the area to adopt-a-road, adopt-

a-park and co-ordinate keeping .,

it clean

“Every constituent has





access to a copy of the Consti-

tution which can be found on *

the Bahamas Government’s
website. Not only is there the
constitution but there is every,
law of the Bahamas, except the
one for stupid people. It is iron-
ic that the FNM opponent who
would seek to represent the
people of Carmichael in Par-
liament offers no solutions,
This is exactly why they were

flung out of office in 2002. |

They ran out ideas and they
ran out of town to New York

and were run out of. the. con-..,
stituency by the people,/,Mr,;

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ing Economic Partnership
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with African, Caribbean and
Pacific countries.

The example has been set by
the EU and the African Union
(AU). They have recently
launched a consultation process
in an attempt to fashion a Joint
EU-Africa Strategy.

So, if the EU could do this
with Africa, why not with the
Caribbean which would be con-
siderably more manageable giv-
en its smaller population size
and more widespread availabil-
ity of technology?

EU Commissioner Louis
Michel and the Chairman of the
Commission of the AU, Oumar
Konaré, launched the public
consultation saying that it “shall
develop a political vision and
practical elements for the future
partnership between the EU
and Africa.”

Both the EU and the AU
claim that the joint strategy
would be adopted by the
EU/Africa summit in Lisbon in
the second half of 2007.

They have invited stakehold-
ers in Europe and Africa “to
make your voices heard and
provide your valuable input to
this important process." And,
to facilitate the collection of
opinions about the future of
Euro-African relations, a spe-
cial website has been set up on
the internet, http://europafrica.
org managed on behalf of the
EU and the AU by an indepen-
dent foundation, the European
Centre for Development Policy
Management (ECDPM).

| he plan is a two-stage

process. The consulta-
tion will feed first into a draft to
be discussed at the EU-Africa
Ministerial troika meeting in
Brussels on May 15 and then
into the final EU-Africa strate-
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It is being argued
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coalition of
non-governmental
organizations that
it is unclear
whether an
extension of trade
preferences would
require another
waiver from the
World Trade
Organization.

get the attention of the official
EU/Africa negotiators, the
ECDPM say that it will submit
the comments to an EU-Africa
experts meeting on February
19-23, where they will start to
discuss the content of the joint
strategy, and they will do the
same for future official expert
meetings.

Of course the internet process
may be more a public relations
exercise than a substantial one.

The vast majority of people
in Africa have no access to the
internet and those that do are
an elite group in a handful of
countries. It is likely, therefore,
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and interested parties in Europe.

In any event the majority of
people in both Europe and
Africa have no clue that the
internet website exists. It cer-
tainly isn’t being boldly adver-
tised on their radios and tele-
vision screens.

What may be of far greater
value is four broad-based public
debates involving non-govern-
mental agencies which are
planned between March and
June with a possible pre-sum-
mit civil society meeting in Lis-
bon. These will give organised
bodies an opportunity to influ-
ence the debate on future EU-
Africa relations, even though
ordinary voices will still not be
heard.

But, at least the debate will
be broadened and a wider set of
positions will be put on the
table. Among those positions
will be that the present treaty
arrangement on trade, aid and
investment between the EU and

African, Caribbean and Pacific
countries does not necessarily
have to terminate at the end of
this year. is

|: is being argued by an
informal coalition of non-
governmental organizations that
it is unclear whether an exten-
sion of trade preferences would
require another waiver from the
World Trade Organization.

In any event, would it not be
beneficial to hear the views of a
wide cross section of Caribbean
people on all this?

So, why can the EU/Africa
public consultation not be repli-
cated in the Caribbean?

Indeed, why should the
Caribbean not formally put the
idea to the EU and initiate its
own broad-based consultations
with the people of the
Caribbean community.

Just as in the past when deci-
sions of great moment were tak-

en in the Caribbean, Commis- -



The vast majority
of people in Africa
have no access to
the internet and

those that do are

an elite group ina
handful of coun- —
tries.

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sions were established to hear
views and accept memoranda
from the public, so too could a
specially appointed Caribbean-
EU Commission now listen to
wider views in both regions.
The current negotiations
might benefit enormously from
it, and the structure of the
future relationship between
Europe and the Caribbean
might be laid on a more broad-
ly acceptable foundation.
Responses to: ronald-
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according to Associated
Press.

"Fidel is stupendous,"
said Mariela Castro Espin,
who attended the dedica-
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speeches and interviews by
her mother Vilma Espin, a
veteran of the revolution
led by Castro and head of
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Women.

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acting president in July
after his brother Fidel
underwent surgery and dis-
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foreign visitors.

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Venezuelan President
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less haggard than in earlier
images.

The videotape eased
speculation fed by a Jan.
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ness. aa

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eventually return fully or
would leave government in

the hands ‘of colleagues;
There have been ho visible’
signs of unrest or major.

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stepped aside.

-Asked if Fidel Castro
would resume his full
duties, his niece said, "I
imagine him returning and
not returning because one
way or the other he is
going to be present and
very active."

Castro Espin, who heads
the National Center for
- Sex Education, said she
had not seen her uncle in
recent days, but had spo-
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be able to have informa-
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of view" about his condi-
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recuperate," she added.

Her comments were sim-
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Shane Gibson resigns

FROM page one

and who much more importantly
understood his obligation to his
own wife, children, parents, broth-
ers and sister and friends,” Mr
Christie said.

The prime minister said that Mr
Gibson is facing something that
ministers in other administrations
had to deal with. ;

“There are former ministers in
this country who will be sitting
right now listening to me in cir-
cumstances where they could see
gifts they have received all around
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interpret and misapply what are -

minister may have, could have said
things better and differently but I
happen to know, you see, because
as I look back at these things he
called me on different occasions, I
had no idea about the nature of

the relationship between himself,

his wife, his children and. Anna
Nicole Smith, I was just answering
questions and giving my judgment
as to what should happen but as I
look back now I give him plenty of
credit for asking me because he
asked obviously with a view to
correcting anything he wanted to
do and so for me insofar as inten-
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we are in the situation we’re in
but I have to recognised the situa-
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nize the government must go on,”
Mr Christie said.

PM hits out at Ingraham

Mr Christie said that the minis-
ter has demonstrated integrity in
the time that he has known him,
whether or not events change that
view is a different matter, but he
believes in Mr Gibson’s integrity.

“I want to say that a man has
acted improperly, a man has acted
incorrectly, a man has acted in a
way that his colossal error of judg-
ment raises suspicions or whatev-
er it is, but I want to do it mindful
of the fact that I don’t have to take
his head off his body to kill him
politically and I don’t have to kill
his wife and his children in doing
so. That is not the Bahamas I want
to live in. That is the kind of
Bahamas that Hubert Ingraham
is creating,” Mr Christie said.

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resignation announcement

FROM page one
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streets into what I call a basket of information,” the prime minister said.

However, Mr Christie stopped short of calling Mr Ingraham a pup-
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“I have too much respect for him as a former prime minister of the
country to call him a puppet. I know him personally, I know he has had
a hard life and know he has traveled hard but he has a killer instinct that
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Mr Christie said that Mr Ingraham’s philosophy drives him to
believe that “whatever is needful is lawful”.

“T wonder how Hubert Ingraham who I know who has a wife and
children could get up and make fun in the way he does because I
know he knows the level of hypocrisy he’s playing with. I know he
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in what he’s doing,” Mr Christie said. ;

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

Sources have said that .
significant financial
backers of the PLP have
suggested that Mr Gib-
son should be denied a
nomination in the com-
ing election because of
the scandal over Ms
Smith. It was feared that
the scandal could over-
shadow the PLP’s elec-
tion campaign. However,
in last night’s broadcast
it was clear that Mr Gib-
son would be a part of
that campaign.

At a rally in the Gold-
en Gates constituency
on Wednesday night,

- Opposition leader

Hubert Ingraham said
that Minister Gibson is
chiefly responsible for
having set this unfortu-
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motion.

The FNM leader
urged voters to get rid of
the entire cabinet in the
wake of the Anna Nicole
Smith affair, arguing
that with a general elec-
tion so near it was much
too late for Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson
to resign from the Cabi-
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And in his first public
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Prime Minister Christie
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have the right to dismiss
a minister at anytime.

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End of slave trade is
celebrated with event





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IN commemoration of the
200th anniversary of the aboli-
tion of the trans-atlantic slave
trade, there will be a musical
extravaganza on Saturday,
March 10.

Under the patronage of Dr
Gail Saunders, “NGOMA” will
be at the Dundas centre for the
Performing Arts from 6-9pm.

Proceeds from NGOMA will
benefit The Winston Saunders
Scholarship Fund, sponsored by
the College of the Bahamas,
and the launching of the Wom-
en’s Association' for Self Help
(WASH) as a not-for-profit
organization, whose agenda and
objectives reflect a concern for

Heart Ball puts $80k of prizes

all aspects of our society.
NGOMA is a cultural collabo-
ration of celebration through
music and entertainment. It cel-
ebrates the enduring strength of a
people and culture. This produc-

tion is designed to present quali-

ty entertainment with appear-
ances by an array of local artists.

Its content includes the dance
styles of Lawrence Carroll’s
Eurhythmics Dancers, Claudia
Albury and Roderick Johnson,
the liberation messages of the
“Drum Beat” of Peanuts Tay-
lor, the versa-style rhythm of
Desirée Cox; the crisp, fresh
voice of Aliya Coley, the jazz
moods of Pamela Woods and

the inimitable voice of Freddie
Munnings Jr.

Entertainment

The Gospel segment will ring
out loud and clear with songs
of praises by Daphne Bowleg,
Monesha Bowleg and Denero
Williams. NGOMA presents
quality entertainment while
bringing to the forefront a peri-
od in our history which has
marked us and shaped our
nation as it changed the face of
mankind forever.

An event spokesman said:

“Winston Saunders knew and

lived this historical reality as
fervently as he drew breath. He
is no longer among us to grace
our ears with his warm voice,
but he continues to change our
lives with his wisdom, and the
works he has done for our
nation remain a part of our
vibrant legacy that is so much
more enriched because we
heard him. We are left bereft
but full of hope because we
knew him.
“We are further favoured and
graced through the loan to us
of Gail Saunders, our prized
possession, a tireless worker of
the truth and a diligent excava-
tor of the entrails of humanity.



up for its raffle and auction

A SILENT auction and room
raffle featuring a dazzling array
of prizes valued at more than
$80,000 will be up for grabs at
the 43rd Annual Heart Ball on
Saturday in the Crown Ball-
room, Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Exquisite jewellery, fabulous °

trips, fine dining for two, origi-
nal paintings and a handmade
quilt are among the treasure
trove of fabulous prizes gener-
ously donated by “friends” and
corporate Bahamas to the
Heart Ball Committee for its
gala ball.

“We hope to make this ball
more exciting and spectacular
than past balls with prizes for
the raffle valued at more than
$30,000 while the silent auction
features prizes in excess of
$50,009,” says Ball committee
member Linda LaFleur.

The first prize for the room
raffle includes two round-trip
British Airways World Trav-
eller tickets from Nassau to
London; one night’s accommo-

dation.at.the, Mandarin Oriental, Size-quilt designed especially £0% i

Hyde Park Hotel; a gold, emer-
ald and diamond tennis bracelet
donated by Colombian Emer-
alds International; an original
painting donated by Aitken
Imaging and Frame Art, anda
Waterford vase, donated anony-
mously.

The second prize consists of

the watercolour painting,



Reflections, donated by Cham-
bers House and Garden; a cul-
tural vase donated by the Chi-
nese Embassy; an exquisite
straw and leather handbag from
Barbara Jesubatham’s Designs;
d Blackberry phone from BTC;
and a turquoise, moonstone
tooth and silver necklace,
donated by Baroness Boboli
deLama.

The third prize is two
Bahamasair roundtrip tickets,
a seven-night vacation for two
at the Bluff House Beach Hotel,
Green Turtle Cay; two nights
of house special drinks for two
at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar in
Green Turtle Cay; and a gift
basket from John Bull.

The silent auction will again
feature fabulous prizes with the
top one being a weeklong stay
for two at Echo Valley Resort,
Vancouver, Canada. Described
as a “Little Bit of Heaven,” this
prize is again generously offered
by owners Norm and Nan Dove.

An original handmade king-

the Heart Foundation and
donated by the Stepping Stones
Quilters will also be featured at
the silent auction. Other items
up for. bids include jewellery,
paintings, and roundtrip tickets
for two to Rum Cay including
lunch.

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er for the Sir Victor Sassoon

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Irish Bahamian Society
gives back to the Bahamas

THE Irish Bahamian Soci- TART Le Lee ye ins ae
-ety was founded with an hie 2 . Y Conca 4 aoe a

objective of raising the aware- Uf ages: i : ca Se
ness of the beauty and Be So ks ee eae
strength of the country Ire- at
land, while enhancing cultur-
al relationships with the
Bahamas and her people.

As an annual participant in
the Cultural Fair held at the
Botanical Gardens, the Soci-
ety also determined that the
funds raised at such events
would be donated back into
the Bahamian community to
make a specific difference in
the life of a Bahamian child
or children. In keeping with
this mandate the society
recently made donations to:
The Antoine Rolle Jr. Med-
ical Fund, Hopedale Centre,
The Children's Emergency
Hostel, The All Saints Camp

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Bahamian Society making
donations of fans (right) and
water coolers (below) to the
All Saints Camp and a dona-
tion (below right) to the
Hopedale Centre.

@ BELOW: From left: Mrs
Maggie Shiel-Rolle of the
Irish Bahamian Society, Ms.
Diana Thompson, administra-
tor at the All Saints Camp.

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Bahamas finally ‘open’ —
for e-commerce business

nal’ to international

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
. Tribune Business Editor

s*

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he Bahamas has
“sent a signal” to
both the domes-
tic and interna-
a tional business
that this country can be used as
a base for e-commerce opera-
tions, the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune, fol-
lowing the appointment of the
Data Protection Commission-

er.

The Bahamas has been
unable to implement the three
e-commerce regulatory Acts
that Parliament passed in 2003

Bahamas

Appointment of forme
community that Bahamas ready for industry,

for almost four years because it
did not appoint such a person
to oversee and administer
them, but James Smith said
they would come into effect
within the next few months fol-
lowing the selection of E.
George Rodgers, the Bahamas
Development Bank’s former
managing director, to the post.

Mr Smith said of Mr
Rodgers’ appointment: “T
think it sends a signal to both

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'. Tribune Business Editor

“THE Bahamas is unlikely to
meet the International Mone-
tary Fund’s (IMF) projection
for 4:5 per cent economic
growth for 2007, a Bahamian
investment bank and brokerage
house has argued, due to rela-
tively tight commercial banking
liquidity and recent declines in

the level of foreign exchange .

reserves.

In a briefing note for clients, |
Fidelity said it was predicting
that Bahamian economic
growth in 2007 would fall short

- of the IMF’s estimates, due to

those factors and the impend-
ing general election, as both
Bahamian and _ foreign
investors were likely to wait
for the electoral ‘dust to set-
tle’ before committing them-

-- selves to capital outlays.

Fidelity said: “Historically,
during election years foreign

Pegasus plans second
Grand Bahama plant

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter



FREEPORT — Pegasus
Wireless, the newly-licensed
wireless technology supplier in
Grand Bahama, is currently
negotiating for another site
that will allow it to construct a
400,000 sq ft plant, in addition

to its current 20,000 square

foot facility at West Settler’s
Way..

“This manufacturing facili-
ty is 20,000 square feet, and
the warehouse portion of our
business is very small, which is
hurting us right now because I
can only bring in so much for
the plant to build,” Jasper
Knabb, Pegasus Wireless’s
president and chief executive
explained.

“We will keep this facility
for five years, and even when
we get the bigger one done,
this could be converted into a



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- growth target

investors have preferred to
wait until the election to com-
mit to their investments, so it is
possible that we may not see
large foreign direct investment
flows until the second half of
2007.. ;

“Tf this scenario occurs, then
it is unlikely that the IMF 2007
growth forecast of 4.5 per cent
will be realised.”

Fidelity added: “Given the
recent downward trend in for-
eign reserves coupled with a
tight domestic liquidity situa-
tion curtailing the robust
growth in credit, and with the
prospect of pending elections
and the increase in government
spending leading up to them,
we forecast Bahamian GDP
will fall short of the IMF esti-
mates.”

James Smith, minister of
state for finance, told The Tri-

SEE page 7B

training facility as we move
into the next phase.”

Pegasus Wireless Corpora-
tion has been moving ahead
with plans to open its first wire-
less manufacturing plant in
Freeport as scheduled next
week, creating about 300 jobs
on Grand Bahama.

Mr Knabb is optimistic that

construction of the 20,000
square foot plant at West Set-
tler’s Way, where some 90 per-
sons are already employed, will
bé finished and ready for open-
ing on February 22.

“We are on target for open-
ing, and we will be finished
with the actual assembly of the
plant itself by Monday
[today],” Mr Knabb told The
Tribune on Friday.

. During a tour of the facility,
workers were busy on the
assembly line conducting train-

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modern e-commerce legisla-
tion, and the basis on which
they can look to the Bahamas
as a base for e-commerce activ-
ities.

“As I understand it, you
have few countries in this
Hemisphere that have this type
of legislation. We now have in
place the kind of legislative
framework that could facilitate

The Ir



r Development Bank head ‘sends a sig
albeit four years after Acts were

the establishment and opera-
tion of e-commerce from the
Bahamas.”

The Acts that were passed
in 2003 were the Computer
Misuse Act, the Data Protec-
tion Act and the Electronic
Communications and Trans-
actions Act.

While certainly important
that Mr Rodgers is now in
place as the Data Protection

Commissioner, a move that



will finally see these Bills and a
regulatory framework for
Bahamas-based e-commerce
business activities enacted,
there is a sense that this nation

has probably ‘missed the boat’

on this industry.

Many in the business com-
munity have long considered
the Bahamas a natural loca-
tion for an e-commerce hub,
given its tax structure, proxim-
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SEE page 11B

Firm in Devco talks over major Freeport project

A GRAND Bahama-based company is
in talks with the Grand Bahama Devel-
opment Company (Devco) over a pro-
posed multi-million dollar development
at the island’s Fortune Beach and Shannon
areas.

Steel HO Bahamas Ltd, a subsidiary of
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world-class beach club and spa.

The Shannon development will be an

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Most of these will be for export to the
North American market. Danny Gross,
Steel HO Bahamas’ chairman, ‘said the
company shipped its first order of homes
to Florida on January 15, 2007.

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such as the new Pier 1 restaurant at ~
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Williams Construction, and numerous
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li By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

inance Corporation of
Re Bahamas (FIN-
CO) is planning to
begin construction of a new
location in the Carmichael
Road area this year, exploiting
business growth in the area,
following a record fiscal 2006
in which net income grew 8.7
er cent to $20.77 million —a
1.7 million increase.
Writing in FINCO’s annual
report, Annamaria DeGrego-
ry, its managing director, said
the planned Carmichael
Road facility would be a
shared location with its par- ,
ent, Royal Bank of Canada,
which owns 75 per cent of ».
RBC FINCO’s share capital
through RBC Holdings °*”
(Bahamas).

“This is one of the fastest
growing business districts on
the island, and sharing this
location will allow RBC FIN-
CO to leverage the RBC
relationship,” Mrs. DeGrego-
ry said.

She added that RBC FIN-
CO’s Freeport branch would
this year be relocated to a
shared location with Royal
Bank’s retail banking opera-
tions, a move designed to
boost service to clients who
banked with both institutions
and “create a one-stop bank-
ing convenience for our cus-
tomers”.

Mrs DeGregory said RBC
FINCO was also moving to
upgrade its Automated
Banking Machines (ABM)
network, a move that would
allow customers to withdraw
funds outside the Bahamas
and at all Royal Bank ABMs.

“The upgrade will now

_ increase customer access to
24-hour banking from four
ABM locations to 28 ABM
locations throughout the
Bahamas,” she added.

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Ross McDonald, a familiar
face, who is Royal Bank’s
senior vice-president for
Caribbean banking, in charge
of operations throughout

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Bahamas.

As Royal Bank is the
majority 75 per cent share-
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formality.

FINCO’s 2006 perfor-
mance, during which assets
climbed by 9.1 per cent to
$648 million, was driven by
the bank’s mortgage loan
portfolio. The bank said the
demand for housing “remains
strong”, amid heavy competi-
tion in the mortgage loan’
market.

FINCO’s loan portfolio
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9.41 per cent year-over-year
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The Miami Herald way





TAXES

Law bars deduction
for donated junk

BY EILEEN PUTMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Clean out the attic.
Donate the junk to charity. Take a tax deduc-
tion.

Not so fast.

Congress passed new rules for deducting
household goods and clothing donations in
2006. Unless the item is in “good used condi-
tion or better” or was donated before Aug. 18,
2006, you won't get the tax deduction.

The question, of course, is what “good
used condition” means. Who defines it, and
what proof is needed?

“It means you can’t give away your kids’
blue jeans that have holes in the backside,”
said Clint Stretch, managing principal for tax
policy at Deloitte Tax LLP. “If you give trash |
away, don’t try to take a deduction.”

In changing rules for this deduction, avail-
able to taxpayers who
itemize, Congress








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WHAT YOU:SHOULD KNOW

New tax breaks for phone users
Forget attic junk

E-filing gets easier

Many last-minute changes

GATHER RECORDS —

The most common records you'll need
to prepare your 2006 taxes:
e@ Copy of 2005 tax return.
e W-2s from all employers.
e Forms 1099, 1099-DIV, 1099-R and
1099-G showing dividend and interest
paid to you in 2006 as well as any refund,
credit, or offset of state and local taxes.
e Receipts indicating the state and local
taxes, real estate taxes and personal
property taxes you paid in 2006.
e Form 1098 for home mortgage interest
and points.
e Receipts and documentation for
charitable contributions and gifts.
© Income receipts from any rental real
estate, royalties, partnerships,
S corporation and trusts.
e Records of unemployment
compensation, Social Security benefits or
other income.
@ Documentation of casualty and theft
losses.

e For help: www.irs.gov or
1-800-829-1040.

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2006 CHANGES

Tax breaks abound,
but parents may lose

Miami Herald Staff and Wire Report

Telephone users, energy-savvy homeown-
ers and parents of older teens, in particular,
should pay special attention at tax time this
year. Many changes affecting 2006 tax
returns are aimed squarely at you.

Hurricanes: For one, residents in areas
badly affected by 2005’s epic storm season
won't have to spend time digging up receipts
in order to deduct hurricane losses, thanks to
last year’s storm-free summer. If you didn’t
take advantage of that tax relief, it’s possible
to file an amended return for 2005.

State taxes: Federal lawmakers rein-
stated a deduction for state and local sales
taxes, which has no income tax.

Taxpayers can consult a standardized
table published by the IRS available on its
website at www.irs.gov to figure out an esti-
mated deduction based on their adjusted
gross income.

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TOURISM

Haiti’s

a chance
to lure
expats

& As Haiti Carnaval kicks off
today, the government makes
a $2 million tourism push for
Haitians living abroad to come
home and enjoy. :

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES -
jcharles@MiamiHerald.com >
PORT-AU-PRINCE — In th
waiting lounge at the interna-
tional airport, images of colorful
masqueraders flash on the TV
screen. In the city, public service
ads on radio tell patrons to leave
their weapons at home: Carnaval
is a time for fun. :
More than just a street party,
Port-au-Prince’s three-day pre-
Lenten carnival celebration,

fully orchestrated attempt by Hai-
tian President Réne Préval’s gov-
ernment to set the stage for one of
its most challenging goals: revive
Haiti’s long-collapsed tourism
industry.

“We are making the statement
that there is not a problem of
insecurity in Haiti. Yes, there is
insecurity in certain areas, but not
in the entire country,” said Tour-
ism Minister ‘Patrick Delatour.
This is not«axgeuntry either at
_ war or one coming out of civil

war.”

Case in point: Last weekend’s
carnival in the southern port city
of Jacmel attracted large crowds
of both Haitians and foreigners,



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FORMS

IRS guide
for late
changes.

Associated Press

Here are instructions from the
Internal Revenue Service reflect-

in December. The changes came
too late to be included in the 2006
tax forms, which had already been
printed.

‘Taxpayers who itemize deduc-
tions can choose to claim the state
and local sales taxes they paid in
2006, instead of any state and
local income taxes they paid.

Either amount can be shown
on Schedule A, Line 5, labeled
“State and local income taxes.”

If you choose to claim the sales

_tax deduction, enter “ST” on the
dotted line to the left of Line 5.

The IRS will issue Publication
600, containing instructions for
figuring the deduction and the
sales tax tables for all 50 states
and the District of Columbia.

The deduction for up to $4,000
of tuition and fees paid to a post-
secondary institution is claimed
on Form 1040, Line 35, which is
the line labeled, “Domestic pro-
duction activities deduction.” Do
not use Form 1040A.

If claiming the tuition and fees
deduction, enter “T” on the dot-
ted line to the left of that line
entry. If claiming both the domes-
tic production activities deduc-
tion and the tuition and fees
deduction, enter “B” on the dot-
ted line and attach a breakdown
of the amounts claimed for each
deduction.

The deduction for up to $250
| of out-of-pocket classroom
expenses paid by an educator is
| claimed on Form 1040, Line 23,
labeled “Archer MSA deduction.”
Again, do not use Form 1040A.

If claiming educator expenses,
enter “E” on the line to the left of
that line entry. Enter “B” if claim-
ing both the Archer MSA and
educator expense deduction, and
attach a breakdown.



Carnaval ©

which kicks off today, is a care-.

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TOURISM



JACQUELINE CHARLES/MIAMI HERALD STAFF

GET READY: Workers make final Carnaval preparations in
the southern port city of Jacmel, Haiti. Now the
government is betting on the main event in
Port-au-Prince to revive Haiti’s tourism industry.

Haiti invests
to lure expats

HAITI

who jammed the narrow

streets. “There was between

300,000 and 500,000 people

and no security problems.

Nobody was killed. Nobody

was shot,” said Delatour, who
- attended the event.

Still, in a country strug-
gling with an unprecedented
wave of kidnappings, and sec-
tions of this capital city still
suffering from gang violence

_ that has made even Haitians
living abroad reluctant to
return for visits, staging the
annual “Haiti Kanaval” pre-
sents a formidable challenge.

To pull it off, the govern-
ment is beefing up security
this weekend around the capi-
tal, just as it did along the
winding mountain roads to
Jacmel for that carnival.
Motorists going to Jacmel, on
the southern coast, were sub-

jected to two separate police ©

searches of their vehicles for
weapons.

The Haitian government
has invested $2 million in cre-
ating a carnival-season buzz

through billboards and a web-"*

site, www.haiticarnaval.org,

to encourage Haitians..in..

South Florida, New York,
Boston. and Montreal to
return home.

Past attempts to use Hai-
tian expatriates as a spring-
board for reviving tourism
here have been met with little
success as Haiti seemed to
carom from one violent crisis
to another.

“We have a great opportu-
nity here,” Prime Minister
Jacques-Edouard Alexis told
The Miami Herald last week,
as he mentioned several
annual celebrations here,
including carnival, that
already attract Haitians from
abroad.

Private companies like
MWM & Associates have
recently tried to create a buzz
by hosting an annual Haiti
Tourism Summit in Miami

RESOURCES

Beach, and offering packaged
trips to the island.

“The numbers are increas-
ing slowly but surely,” MWM
Executive General Manager
Ginette Lilavois Villedrouin
said about the number of Hai-
tians who have booked trips
to Haiti through her company.

Convincing Haitians to
visit is key, tourism officials
say, in order to attract visitors
beyond the foreign missionar-
ies and aid workers who now
flock here. Outside of the esti-
mated 600,000 Royal Carib-
bean cruise ship passengers
who are expected to visit
Labadee, a few miles west of
Cap-Haitien, the government
lacks statistics on how many
tourists Haiti attracts annu-
ally. While carnival is the
country’s one big tourist
draw, an international film
festival in Jacmel is also draw-
ing visitors.

Last December, an esti-
mated 50,000 visitors
attended the town’s film festi-
val where Haiti-born hip-hop
artist Wyclef Jean performed.

“This is a new day for

‘ Haiti,” said Josette Darguste,

chairwoman of the govern-
ment’s carnival committee,
noting that this year’s carnival
theme is “The Sun Rises for
All Haitians.” She added: “We
want Haitians to come back
home; come see the cultural
riches your country has to
offer.”

This includes the 4,000
masqueraders, and konpa
musicians who will jam at
Champ de Mars, the down-
town Port-au-Prince square
where Haiti’s heroes are
immortalized. The govern-
ment is estimating 2 million
people will join the three-day
party. Among those respond-
ing to the call to come home
will be two of Haiti’s most
popular musical performers:
the T-Vice group and konpa
singer Michel Martelly, aka
Sweet Micky, who now call
South Florida home.

Where to find free,
IRS-sponsored help »

Associated Press

Many taxpayers can get
free help from IRS-sponsored
programs at community cen-
ters, libraries, schools, shop-
ping malls and other sites dur-
ing the filing season.

Here’s a rundown:

e VITA: The IRS’ Volun-
teer Income Tax Assistance
program offers help to taxpay-
ers with incomes of $39,000 or
less. Most sites also offer elec-
tronic filing.

To find a VITA site near
you, call 800-829-1040. For a
list of sites in Miami-Dade dial

_ 311 or visit www.prosperity
campaign.org. In Broward, dial
211 or visit Wwww.csc
broward.org.

e TCE: Tax Counseling for -

the Elderly helps people age
60 and older; many of the vol-
unteer counselors come from
AARP’s Tax-Aide program,
which provides tax help for
the elderly at 9,000 sites
across the country.

To find one near you, call
AARP at 888-227-7669 or visit
AARP’s website at
www.aarp.org/money/
taxaide.

e Military personnel:
Military service members and
spouses can get tax help here
and abroad through a program
overseen by the Armed Forces

Tax Council.

For more information, see
IRS Publication 3, “Armed
Forces’ Tax Guide,” available
on the IRS~ website,
www.irs.gov, or order a free
copy by calling 800-TAX-
FORM. ae:

e IRS WEBSITE,
www.irs.gov. This is a robust
website with links to every. tax
topic. There are interactive
tools for calculating withhold-
ing and earned income credit,
along with interactive history
lessons, games and ‘Tax
Trivia.”

Phone: 1-800-829-1040 for
individuals, 1-800-829-4059
(TDD) for those with hearing
impairment, 1-800-829-4933
for businesses. |

However, it can take time
to get through.

e IRS Taxpayer Assis-
tance Centers: Centers pro-
vide help in person at walk-in
sites. Broward: 7850 S.W. Sixth
Ct., Plantation, 954-423-7300;
Miami-Dade: 51 S.W. First
Ave., Miami, 305-982-5077 .

e Taxpayer Advocate:
This independent office
within the IRS doesn’t help
you file your tax return, but it
does help with unresolved tax
issues or problems with the
IRS. Call toll-free
877-777-4778.

TAXES

° JUNK ~

wanted to stop people from
writing off items of minimal
value such as “used socks and
used undergarments,” accord-
ing to Congress’ Joint Com-
mittee on Taxation.
While deducting your old

socks may seem like a minor

transgression, such donations
add up. As recently as the
2003 tax year, the IRS
reported that taxpayer deduc-
tions for used clothing and
household items totaled more
than $9 billion.

DECENT SHAPE

Household items donated
after Aug. 17, 2006, must now
be in decent shape to qualify

as a deduction. There’s an -

exception: Taxpayers can
claim a deduction of more
than $500 for any single item,
regardless of condition, as
long as a qualified appraisal of
the item is included with the
tax return.

For all other household
goods, the IRS says you
should “get from the charity,
if possible, a receipt that

includes a description of the

donated property.” You can
claim the item’s fair market
value, which is usually less
than its purchase price.

Stretch advises taxpayers
to prepare a list of donated
items, including condition
and estimated fair market
value, and get a charity repre-
sentative to sign the list when
the donation is made.

2006 CHANGES

Parents

* CHANGES

“It’s simple, but it doesn’t
capture everything for higher
net worth individuals,” said
Scott Berger, a tax partner
with Miami-based Kaufman
Rossin & Co. “They either use
that or they have the option of
using their actual sales tax
paid, which is very cumber-
some because you have to
keep all your receipts from
the year.”

If you use the table rates,
however, it’s still possible to
deduct sales tax paid on the
purchase of big ticket items,
such as cars and boats.

Tuition: And late last year,
Congress reinstated several
popular tax breaks for the
middle class, including a
deduction of up to $4,000 for
higher education tuition and
fees. The provision, which
expired at the end of 2005,
was designed to help taxpay-
ers whose incomes put them
beyond the reach of two edu-
cation tax credits that primar-
ily help moderate- and lower-

income families.

Also restored was a deduc-
tion of up to $250 for teachers’
expenses.

Kiddie tax: Congress also
took something away from
family pocketbooks last year
— raising the age at which
teens are subject to the “kid-
die” tax, the tax on the child’s
investment income that must
be figured at the parent’s top
rate instead of the child’s gen-
erally lower rate.

Before, only those under 14
were subject to the higher tax;
now, those under 18 are
included. That change may
ensnare earnings on certain
college funds or savings vehi-
cles started before taxpayer-
friendly 529 college plans
became widely available.

Donations: And there’s a
bit of bad news for packrats.
Taking a tax deduction for
donating the deteriorating
junk in your attic to charity is
harder. Household goods and
clothing donated after Aug. 17,

2006, must be in “good used»

condition or better” to qualify
for the deduction, available to
taxpayers who itemize.
Energy: But if you
improved your home’s energy
conservation, you may be able
to take a residential energy
credit. A credit is a dollar-for-
dollar reduction in tax liabil-
ity, whereas a deduction only
reduces the income against
which tax is assessed.
Homeowners who pur-
chased insulation, certain
energy-efficient windows,
hot-water boilers, furnaces,
air conditioners or similar
equipment in 2006 can claim
the residential energy credit.

__ FROM THE FRONT PAGE __

Donna LeValley, a tax law-
yer and contributing editor
for J.K. Lasser’s 2007 tax
guide, suggests taxpayers visit
the Salvation Army website at
http://www.
satruck.com/valueguide.asp
for estimates of the fair-
market value of various appli-
ances and other household
goods. Realistically, LeValley
notes, the IRS can’t verify the
condition of every item to see
if it meets the “good used con-
dition” test.

‘Tt’s only enforceable if
they were to audit everyone
or require receipts with the
tax return,” LeValley said.
The main purpose of the new
provision, she says, is “keep-
ing people on their toes.”

As for cash donations, any
contributions of $250 or more
should have a_ written
acknowledgment from the
charity.

Don’t forget to subtract
from the deduction any bene-
fit you get in return. An exam-
ple: You write a check for
$100 to the local zoo, which
then sends you a book on ele-

phants valued at $20. Your tax »

deduction is limited to $80.

Speaking of checks, it’s not
unusual for charities to wait
months before cashing yours.
No matter — a check is con-
sidered delivered on the day
you mail it. So even if it isn’t
cashed until 2007, it counts as
a 2006 donation if you sent it
in 2006.

And although donating to
your favorite cause may seem



ON DONATIONS

For more information on
charitable deductions, ©
see IRS Publications 526,

_ “Charitable Contribu-

" tions,” and 561, “Deter-
_mining the Value of ge
Donated Property.” Y

the charitable thing to do,
many organizations don’t
qualify for purposes of this
deduction. Among them:
political campaigns, political
action committees, lobbying
organizations, civic leagues,
labor unions, chambers of
commerce, sports clubs,
homeowners’ associations,
groups operated for profit,
social clubs or foreign gov-
ernments. (But you may be
able to deduct some contribu-
tions, like union dues, else-
where on the tax return.)

CHARITY SEARCH

Check IRS Publication 78
to see if the organization is
listed as a qualifying charity.
There’s also an online “Search
for Charities” tool on the IRS
website at
http://www.irs.gov. Also,
churches, synagogues, tem-
ples, mosques and govern-
ment agencies are eligible to
receive deductible donations,
even though they may not be
listed in Publication 78. —

A word of caution about a
new provision allowing older
taxpayers to make a direct

MiamiHerald.com |_THE MIAMI HERALD

Law bars deductions for junk

transfer from their IRA to a
qualifying charity. The
amount can’t be claimed as a
charitable deduction, though
it is excluded from taxable
income.

For vehicles used in volun- .
teer work, you can deduct
either actual operating costs
such as gas or oil, or claim a
flat mileage rate of 14 cents’
per mile for the time you were
engaged in the volunteer
work. If the work involved
Hurricane Katrina relief, the
tate is 32 cents per mile. In
either case, parking fees and
tolls are deductible.

Still in effect are rules for
donating vehicles that greatly
complicated this deduction in
2005. If you donated a vehicle
valued at more than $500,
your tax deduction is gener-
ally limited to the sum the
charity receives when it
resells the vehicle — even if
the vehicle’s fair market value
is higher. But you can deduct
the fair market value if the
charity checks Box 5a, 5b or 5c
on Form 1098-C, indicating
that it plans to use or improve
the vehicle or give it to a
needy person.

Finally, if you claim a char-
itable deduction of more than
$500 for property, you must
attach IRS Form 8283, “Non-
cash Charitable Contribu-
tions,” to your return. And
taxpayers donating an item
valued at more than $5,000
must have an appraiser sign
Part III of Section B of Form
8283.

may lose on tax breaks





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Taxpayers can take a credit

for 10 percent of the cost, |

though there’s a maximum,
and specific limits apply to
certain equipment.

Hybrids: People who pur-
chased hybrid or other alter-
native-fuel vehicles can also
take a credit, though it’s
reduced if the manufacturer
has sold 60,000 or more such
vehicles. A list of vehicles and
their credits is on the Internal
Revenue Service website at
Www.irs.gov.

Telephone: Most taxpay-
ers can claim a one-time
refund on federal excise taxes
for long-distance telephone
service — whether for lan-
dline, cellphone or Voice over
Internet Protocol. The gov-
ernment stopped collecting
the 3 percent tax after July
2006 after businesses repeat-
edly fought the tax and won.

You can claim either a
standard refund of $30 to $60,
depending on the number of
exemptions checked on your

tax return, or the actual excise
taxes paid for service billed
between March 1, 2003, and
July 31, 2006, if you. have
phone bills documenting the
tax. You don’t have to itemize
deductions to claim this
refund.

Even if you aren’t required
to file a tax return — perhaps
your income was too low —
you can still get the refund.
There’s a new form, 1040
EZ-T, for this purpose.

Also for 2006, the usual
inflation-related increases are
in place for personal and
dependent exemptions, stan-
dard deductions, thresholds at
which certain tax benefits
begin to phase out and the
maximum income for claim-
ing earned income credit.
There’s a slight increase in
income threshold for the
phase-out of the deduction for
IRA contributions by joint
filers already covered by
retirement plans at work.

IRAs: There’s a new wrin-



MCT ILLUSTRATION

kle affecting taxpayers
who've hit age 7014, the age at
which required minimum
withdrawals from IRAs begin.
They can now make a direct
transfer of up to $100,000
from the IRA to a qualifying
charity. The amount of that
transfer is excluded from tax-
able income.

Though this may primarily
benefit. wealthy taxpayers
who don’t need the money,
it’s also a way for the less-
well-off to avoid paying
income taxes on their
required IRA withdrawals
and to put the money to chari-
table use.

In another JRA-related
change, military personnel
who received nontaxable
combat pay in 2006 can
include that as earned income
when figuring IRA contribu-
tions. That gives them a
higher IRA contribution, and
if they put money into a tradi- |
tional IRA, it may also mean a
higher tax deduction.
THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007, PAGE 5B





Sir Jack ‘incorrect
on 75% GBPA claim

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

he investment portfo-
lio statements pre-
pared for the late
Edward St George by the
company at the heart of the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) shareholder dis-
pute all referred to an amount
of shares that gave him 50 per
cent ownership of Interconti-
nental Diversified Corpora-
tion (IDC), a likely key wit-
ness has alleged.

Designed

In an affidavit designed to
support the late Mr St
George’s estate’s contention
that tt holds a 50 per cent
stake in IDC, the holding
company for the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd, not the 25
per cent alleged by Sir Jack
Hayward, Donald de la Rue
alleged that statements pre-
pared for Mr St George by
Fiduciary Management Ser-
vices (FMS) referred to his
investment portfolio as con-
taining 1.735 million IDC
shares. :

FMS is the company at the
heart of the shareholder dis-
pute between Sir Jack and
the St George estate, and Mr
de la Rue, who incorporated
FMS in November 1982 and
acted as its financial secretary
and treasurer, is likely to be a
key witness should Sir Jack’s
claim to 75 per cent owner-
ship go to trial.

Sir Jack is alleging that
because those 1.735 million
shares are registered in
FMS’s name, and that FMS
was owned 50/S0 between
- him and Mr St George, this,

together with the remaining
50 per cent of IDC shares
registered under his wholly-
owned company, Frobisher
Investments, gives him 75 per
cent ownership of the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.

Mr de la Rue alleged that
the first Board meeting min-
utes.for FMS, held on
November, 29, 1982, showed
that of the 999 issued shares,
332 each were issued to him-
self, Mr St George and Sir
Jack. The remaining three
were all held by FMS’s regis-
tered Cayman agent, Camp-
bell Secretaries, and its affili-
ates as nominees for the
three of them.

“FMS was intended to
operate as a trust company,”
Mt de la Rue alleged, operat-
ing as an investment vehicle
for the Hayward and St
George families and manag-

‘ing investment portfolios for

individual family members.
He further alleged that
FMS acted as a trustee for Mr
St George’s IDC stake,
adding: “I can confirm that
Mr St George’s investment
portfolio was credited annu-
ally with 50 per cent of IDC
dividends, due to his 1.535
million shares in both IDC
Panama and IDC Cayman.
“Sir Jack’s personal invest-
ment portfolio in FMS never
contained any IDC shares
registered in the name of
FMS, and Sir Jack Hayward
never received any portion of
the 50 per cent of IDC divi-
dends on those shares.
“However, Sir Jack Hay-
ward’s personal investment
portfolio in FMS was credit-
ed annually with 50 per cent
of IDC dividends on his per-
sonal shares and those due to

Variant [Sir Jack’s company].
Sir Jack Hayward’s own IDC
shares do not appear under
his FMS portfolio for the sim-
ple reason that his shares are
not registered in the name of
FMS.”

Mr de la Rue alleged that
Sir Jack reorganized his 50
per cent holding in IDC in
December 1993, Ian Barry,
his successor, saying that
Seashells, another company
owned by Sir Jack, main-
tained an investment portfo-
lio with FMS, and was credit-
ed with the IDC dividends,
rather than Sir Jack personal-
ly.
“Tt was never intended that
any of the three of us should
be beneficially or legally enti-
tled to any member’s assets
listed in the personal portfo-
lio which FMS held on behalf
of that members,” Mr de la
Rue alleged. “It was always
intended that FMS should
simply receive a management
fee for the services provid-
ed.” \

He added that the manage-
ment fees were supposed to
be divided equally between
himself, Mr St George and
Sir Jack.

Affidavit

His affidavit outlines the
central thrust of the St
George argument — that FMS
was segregated accounts
company that held Mr St
George’s 50 per cent IDC
stake in trust, and beneficial
ownership of FMS did not
translate into ownership of 50
per cent of its assets.

“It is entirely incorrect for
Sir Jack Hayward to assert
that because he is the regis-

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tered owner of 50 per cent of
the management shares in
FMS, he is therefore entitled
to any right, title and/or
interest in, or to, the 1.735
million shares aforesaid,” Mr
de la Rue alleged.

“T am able to categorically
and unequivocally state that
the 1.735 million shares
issued by IDC to FMS were
held by FMS for and on
behalf of, and in trust for, Mr
St George.”

Mr de la Rue alleged that
during a December 1993
reorganisation of FMS, he
transferred the 332 manage-
ment shares he owned to Mr
St George and Sir Jack, that
amount being split equally so
each received 166 shares.

Mr de la Rue recalled how
Mr St George’s stake in IDC
increased from 16 per cent to
50 per cent after he and Sir
Jack acquired IDC Cayman’s
predecessor, IDC Panama,
delisting it from the New
York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) by buying out all the
public shareholders, includ-
ing Wallace Groves.

He alleged that the pair
agreed that Sir Jack would
transfer to Mr St George
enough shares to give him an

_ equal amount once the for-

mer had received financial
compensation for the 212,623
shares transferted.

Mr de la Rue alleged that
the pair agreed that Sir Jack .
would receive all dividends,
including those on Mr St
George’s shares, until a speci-
fied amount was received.

*Once that happened, a March
11, 1982, letter allegedly said

- that the pair would partici-
pate equally in all future divi-
dend payments or sales.




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POST OF TUTOR

Applications are invited from attorneys-at-law for the post of Tutor at the Norman
Manley Law School, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. The successful applicant
will be expected to assume duties on August 1, 2007. The position is a full-time
one. The appointment will be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance

and is renewable.

Applicants are required to have at least five (5) years practical, professional
experience in two or more of the following areas:-

Civil Procedure and Practice

Remedies

Legal Drafting & Interpretation

The person selected will be required to:-

¢ Teach and conduct at the Law School and.Legal Aid Clinic such courses
in the curriculum as may be assigned by the Principal.

¢ Function as a part of a team in the delivery of an integrated teaching

programme within the institution.

¢ Enhance the teaching profile of the institution through research and
publication on aspects of Caribbean Law and practice.

¢ Participate in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the established
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advancement in teaching methodology.

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benefits.

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allowances will be paid on appointment and on normal termination of appointment.

Six (6) copies of the application letter, accompanied by curriculum vitae and
supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three (3) referees should
be sent, not later than March 16, 2007, to:

THE PRINCIPAL

COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL

P.O. BOX 231
KINGSTON 7

Further particulars of the post are available from the Office of the Principal,
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Facsimile (876) 977-1012.

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and the $2.4 billion Baha Mar

development, The Tribune
has been told.

Designed
Following the construction
contract signing on Friday,

the Nassau Tourism and
Development Board’s chair-

man, Charles Klonaris, told
The Tribune that the new
market will be a catalyst for
economic activity in the area.

“Tt is very important and it
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said.

New

Mr Klonaris said the new
Straw Market will be a wel-
come addition to the down-
town are,a and will distin-
guish the city from Baha
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and the Marina Village at
Atlantis, giving downtown a
separate identity.

The new Straw Market will
be one of the first physical
signs of Bay Street’s transfor-

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not to allow the market to
become “a flea market” by
raising the standards and
quality of the products they
sell.

/ “T encouraged them to be
more creative and empower
themselves in the market,” he
added.

Bradley Roberts, minister
of works and public utilities,
said that once the market was
finished, work will begin to
extend the Pompey Museum.
There will also be the con-
struction of a new parliamen-
tary centre, a new judicial
complex and _ the develop-
ment of a new port in south-
west New Providence.

Indicated

Mr Roberts indicated the
new Straw Market will be

* constructed on three levels,

and house about 600 Straw
Vendors.
The top floor of the Straw

Atlantis, Baha Mar

mation, a long-term project

Market will serve as a roof
deck, with space for 5,000
feet on the Bay Street side
and a 5,000 square foot
restaurant on the harbour
side. ;

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have a 100 foot-high observa-
tion tower, accessed by eleva-
tor, for an panoramic experi-
ence of the city and harbour.
The restaurant, retail and the
tower will be the major rev-
enue generating elements at
the Straw Market, effectively
helping to finance the devel-
opment ,

Explained

Mr Roberts explained that
the Straw Market’s theme
was to create an interior vil-
lage concept, where each stall
would be a clapboard facade

‘of a house with a porch,

where craft work is displayed
The building will also have

_ stock storage space, and a

place for vendors to eat.

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from five bids was the Wose-
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headed by Bahamian Ashley
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construction will be complet-
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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. NN

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Bahamas

FROM page 1B be felt by the Bahamian equi-
ties market, Fidelity predict-
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ate “more modest returns” in
2007 compared to total
returns on listed securities of
60 per cent over the past two
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GDP growth are in some cas-
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billion in 2005. And in the
2006 first half, Bahamian-dol-
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bune he disagreed with Fideli-
ty’s forecast, saying that GDP
growth for 2007 was likely to
come in “pretty near our pro-
jections”. °

While acknowledging that
commercial banking system
liquidity had been tight in the
run-up to Christmas and New
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May 2005, fell to $449 million
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activity that had sucked funds
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built into the economy had
already “kicked-in” to ~
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2007.

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NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL
Kingston, Jamaica

POST OF LIBRARIAN

Applications are invited from for the post of Librarian at the
Norman Manley Law School, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on
August 1, 2007. The position is a full-time one. The appointment
will be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance and is
renewable.






The main duties and responsibilities of the post include the
management of the human, information and electronic resources
of the law library and the provision of a comprehensive legal
information service to support the teaching programme of the
Law School.




Applicants must possess at minimum a first degree plus the
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies or equivalent
and have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible
managerial experience, preferably in a law library. Applicants
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termination of appointment.

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to:

THE PRINCIPAL
COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL

P.O. BOX 231
KINGSTON 7

Further particulars of the post are available from the Office of the
Principal, Norman Manley Law School. Telephone (876) 927-
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on Monday, February 19, 2007 at 6:00PM at The College of
not satisfy Matriculation standards as identified above but who have equivalent academic

ate yelarelunrcse Michael Eldon eat ie the F. George Morley qualifications. In particular, MATURE APPLICANTS OVER 30 WHO PROVIDE EVIDENCE.
Suite, Executive Boardroom, Third Floor. OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED. This is
z an opportunity for persons who have already been associated with the practice of law in some way

to read for a law degree. A resume must be submitted with the COB and UWI applications.



All applicants are required to sit a Proficiency Exam, at a date to announced, by end of June

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
FACULTY VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

DEAN, FACULTY OF PURE & APPLIED SCIENCES

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the administration of academic services
at The College, including the development and implementation of curricular activities,
academic policies and regulations. The Dean of the Faculty of Pure & Applied
‘Sciences is responsible to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and has
supervisory function for the Schools of Sciences and Technology, Nursing and Allied
Health Professions. In assisting with the execution of the responsibilities of the Office
of Academic. Affairs, the Dean will undertake duties that entail:



Interested persons must complete a College of The Bahamas and University of the West Indies
Application for Admission Form available from the Office of Admissions, 2nd Floor, Portia Smith
Building, Poinciana Drive, The College of The Bahamas.




Kindly submit by March 30, 2007 completed applications, original certificates (which will be returned
to the applicant), copies of original certificates, transcripts (sent directly from universities or colleges
previously attended) to the Director of Admissions at COB, and proof of payment of the $40.00
-application fee (paid at the BUSINESS OFFICE AT COB).

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARS _












PROGRAMME

The College of The Bahamas is now accepting applications for its prestigious and valuable President’s
Scholars Programme (PSP), a scholarship and leadership programme for high-achieving, highly-
motivated, service-oriented students who will be pursuing a FIRST-TIME bachelor degree at
























e Assisting with the review and revision of academic policies; |, servic
° Co-ordinating curriculum development initiatives within and across Schools | COB, beginning in Fall 2007.
. in the Faculty and across Faculties; te : ; .
e Facilitating School and Faculty-level goal development and implementation Applications are welcome fromcall: Hist School Seniors who posses.
activities ; J ° Cumulative GPA of 3.5
e Monitoring faculty/School-level timetable of courses, faculty workloads
_and responsibilities, cross moderation and assignments to part-time faculty; | ° SAT scores of 1200 on the two-part (math and critical reading) 1800 three-part
e Facilitating the offering of programmes at The College’s various sites; (math, reading and writing) OR ;
e Determining decisions relative to student academic requests such as, _ : Seven (7) BGCSE’s (minimum of 5 A’s in core subjects)
programme changes, credit overloads, extraordinary sitting of examinations,
transfer of credits, grade changes, independent studies, and lifting of probations |». Proven leadership skills
and suspensions;:° ‘ i insane bag io
° Vetting new faculty applications for-employment.in conjunction with the Benefits
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs and respective Chairs; s Nery ct
° Assisting the Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs with the vetting | ° Scholarship Award of $24,000.00 ($6,000.00 per year for 4 years)
and app roval Pens for faculty and conference deaves; arn . ° Comprehensive Leadership Training with opportunities for international travel.
e Liaising with various governmental and/or private agencies regarding
educational/academic concerns relative to The College’s mandate; Applications and brochures can be downloaded from
° Assisting with faculty assessment & development; ;
° Co-ordinating special projects (e.g. seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.) | Hand deliver applications to The College of The Bahamas, Office of Student Leadership, Room A 85,
; Administration Block, Oakes Field Campus, Nassau, The Bahamas OR mail to P. O. Box N-4912,

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The successful candidate must possess a Doctorate in the relevant area, be at the Nassau, Bahamas.

Associate Professor level, and have at least 10 years relevant work experience
including at least five (5) at a supervisory level. Excellent analytical, organizational,
report writing, presentational and interpersonal communication skills are required
for this position.



Deadline Friday, March 31, 2007




For further information, telephone the Director at (242) 302-4559

Calling all
COB alumni

Get in on the excitement of building
the University of The Bahamas!





The initial term of appointment is four years, with eligibility for renewal of the
appointment.

Associate Professor Scales: $47,747 X $1,100 - $75,247




‘Interested persons must submit a detailed resume by February 19, 2007 to:






The Director
Human Resources
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas



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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
SENIOR STAFF VACANCY

The Council of The College of the Bahamas and its Advisory Search Committee
invite applications for the post described below.

COLLEGE REGISTRAR | a?

Job Summary

The Registrar is responsible for advancing the college/university’s mission through
strategic leadership, organization, coordination, supervision and direction of the
separate functions of the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar manages the staff of the
Offices of Admissions, Liaison & Recruitment, Records, in the conduct of duties
related to local and international student recruitment, admissions, registration and
support services, policy administration, student records, graduation, academic
scheduling, and data reporting. In the discharge of the duties of the Registrar, emphasis
is on student-centredness, excellent customer service and technology-based
administration of policies, systems and practices. The Registrar reports to the Executive
Vice President and functions as a key member of the college/university's management
team. ,





Whether you graduated from The

College with the Class of ‘77 or just last

year, we want to hear from you to

‘ e Keep you up to date on news of the

University of The Bahamas -
Network you with other alumni in
your field
Invite you to a reception to meet the
President
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Offer: A 3-year contractual position as an officer of the institution.



The application deadline is March 2, 2007. ,

Please visit the College of The Bahamas website at www.cob.edu.bs for a full
description of the Registrar position and more information about the institution. Note:
Electronic applications will not be accepted.




So COB Alumni, let’s reconnect.

Call Alumni and Development today
302-4355 or 6

or email

alumni(adcob.edu.bs
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Applications should be forwarded in confidence to:
Council Secretary
The College of The Bahamas

P. O. Box N-4912

Oakes Field Campus

Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 302-4335
Facsimile: (242) 302-4352




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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
EDUCATION AWARENESS WEEK

February 19-21, 2007

The Public is invited to attend the following events:

Monday, February 19

Diploma in Education Online Programme
Promotional Meeting and Reception

Executive Boardroom, F. George Morley Suite

Third Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex at 6:00pm :

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
(Presenters: Professors in Education)
VENUE: Michael H Eldon Complex, Thompson Boulevard

SESSION I: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon .
Orientation to Online/Web-based courses at The College of The Bahamas
Dr Beulah Gardiner- Farquharson
Turning Students on to Science! - The Role of the Teacher in enhancing
Scientific Literacy for the 21st Century
Mrs Thalia Micklewhite

Technology in Childhood Education Dr Andre Neely

Establishing National and International Professional Development Priorities
Mrs Kathiann Antonio
Strategies for Conducting and Publishing Teacher Action Research
Mrs Linda E. Russell

Literacy Strategies at Work in the Early Years

Dr Ruth Sumner and Ms Renée Chase

SESSION II: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Orientation to Online/Web-based Courses at The College of The Bahamas
‘Dr Beulah Gardiner-Farquharson

_ Intervention Strategies in Special Education

Mrs Mary Ann Lotmore and Mrs Deborah Wright

Technology i in Childhood Education Dr Andre Neely

“All of We is One”: Drama for Children Dr Yan Strachan

Establishing National and International Professional Development Priorities
Mrs Kathiann Antonio



Satellite launch
race ready to go

@ By Kelly Yamanouchi

The Denver Post

GEOEye chief executive

Matthew O’Connell is prepar-
ing for the company’s first
_ launch since purchasing Thorn-
ton, Colo-based Space Imag-
ing, and he has his eye on more
acquisitions and growth.

Dulles, Va.-based GeoEye

and rival DigitalGlobe Inc. in
Longmont, Colo.,
largest U.S. players in the
industry, both plan to launch
new high-resolution imagery
satellites this year.

the two

“There has been sort of a

race as to who’s going to
launch their next new birds
first,” said Edward Jurkevics,
principal with Chesapeake
Analytics, who follows the
industry.

Both have encountered

delays. The launch of the Geo-
Eye-1 satellite, originally
expected this spring, has been
delayed until fall. When it does
launch, it will be the compa-
ny’s highest-resolution satel-
lite, with an expected life span
of more than 10 years.

Space Imaging was backed

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by Lockheed Martin Corp. and
Raytheon Co., so integrating
its staff with GeoEye’s
involved shifting them from a
big aerospace mentality and
cutting through bureaucracy.

“We have tried to get away
from the more hierarchical
structure that was here,”
O’Connell said.

GeoEye kept about 85 per-
cent of Space Imaging employ-
ees, he said. It now has about
120 employees in Thornton
and about 300 company-wide.
Employees in Thornton con-
trol the IKONOS satellite and
will help with the GeoEye-1
satellite.

“Their technical brains are
out there in Colorado,” Jurke-
vics said.

With offices in Thornton and
Dulles, O’Connell said he
plans to stay with the company.

Space Imaging was acquired
as the satellite imagery indus-
try struggled, in part because
the commercial market has not
developed as expected. Geo-
Eye is now profitable and
recently paid off the Space
Imaging acquisition debt, mak-
ing it easier to consider growth.

















Meanwhile, DigitalGlobe’s |
recent acquisition of GlobeX-
plorer expanded its capabili-
ties with Internet distribution
and aerial imagery.

“We’re looking at a lot of
opportunities to acquire,” said
O’Connell, adding that he
wants to focus on turning
imagery into useful informa-
tion — creating more reasons
for companies to buy the
imagery. And, “we’ve already
started looking at future satel-
lites,” he said.

Jurkevics said the model of
selling rights to a foreign
ground station operator
restricts the companies’ own-
ership of imagery, so compa-
nies may move toward more
ownership of those stations
where imagery is collected in
other countries.

Aside from its upcoming
launch, other key hurdles for
GeoEye and the rest of the
industry include funding of
future satellites from the
National Geospatial-Intelli-
gence Agency.

Currently, the federal gov-
ernment pays about half the
cost of getting a satellite into
space.

The government agency
wants to continue supporting .
commercial remote-sensing
satellite companies by buying
imagery, “but that exact mech-
anism we don’t know,” said
NGA _ spokesman Dave
Burpee.

Eventually, “We hope the
industry bécomes robust
enough that they don’t need
government money up front to







get things up into space that
they become strong enough,
that they become profitable
enough that they.can launch
their own,’ pee said. “But
we'll see.’

for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322- 1986
and share your story.

SESSION III: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

‘Physical and Health Education Ms Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Students
‘Problem-Solving in Math Mr Peter McWilliam abi
Commissioned to Teach: Purpose, Vision and Leadership in Teacher Education roc
Dr Beulah Gardiner-Farquharson

Strategies for Conducting and Publishing Tedcher Action Research

Mrs Linda E. Russell GN463

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Monday, February 19", 2007.

SESSION IV : 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Physical and Health Education Ms Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Students
. Intervention Strategies in Special Education

Mrs Mary Ann Lotmore and Mrs Deborah Wright

Problem-Solving in Math Mr Peter McWilliam

Literacy Strategies at Work in the Early Years

Dr Ruth Sumner and Ms Renée Chase

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RETAIL SELLING

Ring Play and Film in the Classroom Dr Ian Strachan PRICE FER US.
GALLON
Tuesday, February 20 iz
i NEW PROVIDENCE INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
Educational Forum j
University of the West Indies Dining Room TEXACO 7 be aie
6:30 p.m. . | (95) sh

Moderator: D r Thaddeus McDonald, Dean, oe & 7“

Faculty of Social and Educational Studies

INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT

Presentations

“The Role of Teacher Education in National Development: A New Beginning”
Mrs Patricia Collins, Deputy Director of Education, Ministry of Education,
Science & Technology

‘Celebrating Past Milestones in Teacher Education: A Historical Perspective”
Mrs Sheila Seymour, Former Chair, School of Education

“New Developments in Teacher Education: Visioning the Future”

Mrs Gloria Gomez, Chair, School of Education

“Forging International Linkages and Partnerships in Teacher Education”
Dr Linda Davis, Vice President Research, Graduate Programmes and International
Relations

‘Building Tools, Processes and Best Practices in The College of The Bahamas’
Teacher Training Programme: Reflections from the Field”

Mrs Katina Seymour, Bachelor of Education Student

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Featured Speaker: D r Charles Vert Willie

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Graduate School of Education, Havard University, Cambridge, M.A.
TOPIC: “Community Power, Decision Making and Education: Working
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Evening

Awarding Excellence in The School of Education

University of the West Indies Dining Room at 7:00 pm

Speaker

Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, Exec. Vice President, Academic Affairs


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US set to change food inspections

m By LIBBY QUAID
AP Food/Farm Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The first major changes to food
inspection in a decade will
increase federal scrutiny of
meat and poultry plants where
the danger from E. coli and
other germs is high or where
past visits have found unsafe
practices,

The new policy will result in
fewer inspections at plants with
lower risks and better records
for handling meat and poultry.

“We’re just putting

resources where the risk is

greatest, and those plants that
demonstrate excellent control
will get less of our resources,”
said Richard Raymond, the
Agriculture Department’s top
food safety official.

To decide the level of scruti-
ny a plant should get, the “risk-
based” system will consider the
type of product and the plant’s
record of food safety viola-

tions.
A plant that makes ham-
burger and has repeated viola-

tions would get more inspec-**

tion. A plant that makes
cooked, canned ham and has a

clean track record would get ,

less scrutiny.

“There are certain food.

products that carry a higher

inherent risk than others,” .
Raymond, the undersecretary *

for food safety, said in an inter-
view with The Associated
Press. “And there are certain
plants that do a better job of
controlling risk than others.
For now, the new system will

be used in processing plants, ..

not in slaughter plants. No
timetable has been set for shift-

ing to the new inspection sys-_

tem.

Critics say the idea sounds
good, but they fear department
officials are rushing a complex
new system into place.

“One of the concerns is that

this is simply an effort to save

money in a tight budget year,”
said Caroline Smith DeWaal,
food safety director at the Cen-

ter for Science in the Public

Interest. “We want to make
sure a budget shortfall is not
what’s driving these important
inspection decisions.”
Raymond says the agency’s

_ budget is not driving changes

in the inspection program.

“We're not going to save any’

money on this part of risk-
based inspection,” he said,
adding there could be cost-sav-
ings if the changes are extend-
ed later to slaughtering opera-
tions.

The risk-based inspection
system will be the most signif-
icant change to food safety
inspections in a decade. The
department overhauled inspec-
tions in 1996 when hundreds
of people got sick and four
children died after eating
undercooked hamburgers from
Jack in the Box restaurants.

Daily inspections of meat
and poultry plants are required
under current federal laws,
which date back to 1906. Food
safety laws were enacted in
response to. Upton Sinclair’s
“The Jungle,” which exposed
horrifically unsanitary condi-

tions in Chicago’s meatpack-
ing industry.

Agriculture Department
officials say the agency’s 7,500
food safety inspectors con-
ducted about 9.2 million
inspections at about 6,000
plants last year. About 90,000
microbiological samples are
gathered and tested each year.

Still, about 76 million peo-
ple get sick from food poison-
ing each year in the United
States. Most get better after a
day or two, but about 325,000
people are hospitalized. About
5,000 people die each year
because of foodborne diseases.

Germs can contaminate
many different foods.

Spinach and lettuce were the
culprits in E. coli outbreaks
from bagged salad and from
lettuce at Taco Bell restaurants
last year.

Recently, large batches of
ConAgra-made peanut butter
were recalled after the prod-
uct was linked to a salmonella
outbreak that left about 300
people ill in 39 states.

Still, meat and poultry
account for a large share of
outbreaks and illnesses, and
they are nearly always on the

‘menu for most people in the

es NOTICE.
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot:
Approximately 5,589 sq. ft. North of Johnson Road, situated
in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment, consisting of 2-
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.

Property Size: 5,589 Sq. Ft.
Building Size: 2,100 Sq. Ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 3396”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.







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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #20,
Miller's Estate Subdivision situated in the Southern District
on the island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas: Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2
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Property Size: 6,600 Sq. Ft.
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This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained

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LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
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marked “Tender 2069”. All offers must be received by the
‘close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.






NOTICE —
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot: West
Blue Hill Estates, situated in the Southern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is vacant
Land.

Property Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded J
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 0193”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.

RBC
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NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:



“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #45,
Boris Claridge Subdivision situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.

Property Size: 8,640 Sq. Ft.
Building Size: 2,493 Sq. Ft. |

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained

in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS °

LIMITED. .

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 2334”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.

writing in.a sealed

United States. The average
person eats about 222 pounds
of chicken, beef and pork
annually — more than half a
pound a day.

Illnesses from E. coli are
down 29 percent from a
decade ago, although rates
inched up from 2004 to 2005.
The numbers are not low
enough, Raymond said.
Reducing foodborne illness is
the goal of the new inspection
system. :

Consumer groups, the
inspectors’ union and the meat
industry all say the concept has
merit. But there are many
objections to the way the
department is going about it:

—Advocates for consumers
say Raymond has not provided
evidence that the changes will
make food safer. They say the
departmentneeds better data
on risks posed by various meat
products and on safety records
at plants. They also worry the
changes might be designed to
save. money. “He claims it’s
going to save lives — how is
that actually going to happen?”
DeWaal asked.

—Inspectors fear they will
be assigned too many plants
to inspect, said Stan Painter,
chairman of the National Joint
Council of Meat Inspection
Locals. “Too many plants, too
little time, too little authori-
ty,” Painter said. “Tell me how
we could do a better job when

we already have the flexibility
to do what they’re talking
about?”

—Meat companies like the
idea, but first they want the
government to be more con,
sistent in how they issue cita/
tions for breaches in food safe-
ty. Some violations are really
paperwork problems, says Skip
Seward, lobbyist for the Amer-
ican Meat Institute. “Every-
body would like to see the pro-
gram get off on the right foot,”
Seward said. This is going to
be along process.” , te

—There are fears the new,
system eventually will elimi-.,
nate daily inspections for some,
plants. While that is not
planned now, Raymond has
said he might consider “virtu-
al” inspections in which plants
could fax records in lieu of an
inspector’s visit. Os

Already, Agricultures
Department officials have,
agreed to several changes sug-.:
gested by consumer, labor and_,
industry groups. A

“We're taking our time,”
Raymond said. “We’re going
to make sure what we’ve got,;
planned works before we bring,
it out. 7

“It’s going to take a lot of.
education and training for our
work force,” he said. “I can’t
take 7,500 front-line inspectors.

"and train them all overnight;

So we’ve got to roll this out in_
incremental pieces.”

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007, PAGE 11B |

THE TRIBUNE .

Pee

~ Bahamas finally
‘open’ for e-
commerce business

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placed via the Internet, with
payments processing boosted
by the Bahamian tax environ-
ment.

Fact

'*Yet the fact that the
Bahamas has taken more than
four years to appoint a Data
Protection Commissioner, giv-
en the fact it was already
behind the curve in attracting
ahd exploiting e-commerce,
means many businesses will
already have gone elsewhere.

‘It will be extremely difficult
td entice those businesses to
come to this nation now, the
delay having negated some of

the competitive advantages the
Bahamas has, allowing other
countries to gain a march on
this nation.

Mr Smith confirmed to The
Tribune that Mr Rodgers’
appointment “will allow us to
bring into effect” the three e-
commerce-related Acts.

Mr Rodgers has been on
short-term attachments in the
UK and Canada to prepare for
his new role. The Acts crimi-
nalise offences such as com-
puter hacking, and provide a
framework for the conduct of
e-commerce business.

The Acts provide protection
for both consumers and busi-

nesses when. it comes to the

transmission and protection of
data, setting out the rights and
obligations of both parties. Mr
Smith said that if offences such
as copyright infringements

were committed, “you are able
to have legal redress”.

Legislation

“The legislation was passed
by both Houses,” Mr Smith
acknowledged, but the Data
Commissioner was not brought
into force. Now we have him in
place. The guy is the regula-
tor; the one to whom you will
bring any infractions to. Up to
now, even though the Acts
were passed, they were not
operational as there was no
appointed date on when they
would be brought into effect.”

Mr Smith said he could not
recall the exact date when the
Government planned to bring
the e-commerce legislation into
effect, but it was likely to be
something like the first day in
either April or May.

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‘Henri Ho, president and ch
Sfeel HQ, said the arrival of its product in the
Bahamian market will help to lower the cost
of construction while enhancing quality.

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the Freeport community, providing new build-
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professionals in acquiring the skills to use their
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PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS BOARD LICENSED ARCHITECTS

“Professional Architects Board” to issue licenses to persons qualified to practice as
pulates, “no person shall hold himself/out as a Professional Architect

or engage in public practice unless he is the holder of a valid licence. Any person who contravenes this provision is guilty of an offence and
is liable on summary conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both. }

Public Notice is hereby given that only the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Architects in the Bahamas until January 31, 2008.

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Rodney W. Braynen
FIBA. B. Arch.

John W. Darville
Dip. Arch., R.I.B.A., |.B.A.

Amos J. Ferguson
FLB.A., APA
B. Arch., M. Arch.

Anthony J. Jervis, |.B.A
B.E.D., B. Arch. M. Arch.

Alvan K. Rolle |.B.A.
B. Arch. Tech.

Douglas R. A. Smith,

FXp)) =o "LICENCE #

Phone No. (242) 393-1874 001
P.O. Box N-1423
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 002
P.O. Box N-4556
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-0079 003
P.O, Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-2628 005
P.O. Box N-7273
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-8141 006
P.O. Box N-7401
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-2600 007

RILB.A, 1B, Dip. Arch., BSc., MSc. P.O. Box N-4556

Gordon C. Major,
|.B.A., B. Arch. Tech.

Arthur Colebrooke
I.B.A.

Jonathan A. Adderley,

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 357-8741
P.O. Box N-3326
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-4061
P.O. Box N-3745
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8893

008

009

010

LBA, B.E.D., Dip. Arch., M.A, PU.G. P.O. Box N-9585

Michael C. Alexiou, |.B.A
B. Arch.

Reginald W. Armbrister
B. Arch.

Neil Behagg,
R.LB.A., |.B.A., Dip. Arch,

Gaetano A. Bonamy
B. Arch.

Trevor Bridgewater
B.A., M. Arch.

Victor R. Cartwright
B. Arch.

Winston G. Jones
RAB’, Dip. Arch Dip. U.D.

Kenneth V. Lam
R.I.B.A., M.B.A

lram Lewis
B. Arch.

John L. McKenzie
B. Arch.

Clinton W. Pearce
B. Arch.

Andrew O. Stirling
RILB.A., ALA.
B. Arch.

W. Kevin Sweeting
.B.A., B.A., B. Arch.

Benjamin M. Albury

» B.Arch.

Frederick D. Albury
B. Arch.

Sean A. Farrington
B. Sc. Arch B, Arch.

Michael Foster,
B.Sc. B. Arch.

Henry A. Hepburn
I.B.A., LBA, ALA.
B. Arch. M. Arch., M.U.P.

Sean R. Mathews
Dip. Arch.

Charles J. Moss
B. Sc. Arch.




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Leo A. Miller

Wayde C. Russell
Henry A. Delancy
Michael A. Jones

Roscoe Saunders-Kemp

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Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-7383
P.O. Box N-672
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-3157
P.O. Box EE-16704
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8109
P.O. Box CB-11187
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2496
P.O. Box AB-20676
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 394-0014
P.O. Box N-8244
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1896
P.O. Box N-4383
Nassay, Bahamas

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Phone.No. (242) 325-1520. 019
P@eBox SS-5377
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2114 020
P.O. Box SS-5730

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 361-4972
P.O. Box CR-56998
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box N-3356
Nassau, Bahamas

021
022

Phone No. (242) 424-1463 023
PO. Box EE-17989

Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-7883
P.O. Box SS-5399
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8150
P.O. Box N-3211
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-3552
P.O. Box N-1731
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5916
P.O. Box N-1677
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 465-3738
P.O. Box N-7627
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-3385
P.O. Box N-1190 :
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-9389 033
P.O. Box N-248
Nassau, Bahamas

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Phone No. (242) 356-4538 035
P.O. Box SS-19909
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-5204 036°
P.O, Box F-41247
Freeport, Bahamas

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Phone No. (242) 394-3251 038
PO. Box CB-11836
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1547 039
P.O. Box N-1013
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 332-2012
P.O. Box EL-25056
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 323-4543
P.O. Box N-7114
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-4736
P.O. Box N-7936
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2945
P.O. Box CB-11499
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 326-2646
PO. Box SS-19095
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 377-0027
P.O. Box CB-13248
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886
P.O. Box N-1207 .
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-2021
P.O. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-8415
P.O. Box EE-15920
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-8045
P.O. Box CB-12835
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 393-4372
P.O. Box CB-11275
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 559-7200
P.O. Box F-40257
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 352-4835
P.O. Box F-41609
Freeport, Grand Bahama. .

Phone No. (242) 328-7240
P.O. Box FH-14435
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-5913
P.O. Box N-7091
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 464-1798
P.O. Box EX-29276
Exuma, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-8396
P.O. Box N-1771
Nassau, Bahamas

Neville Bosfield Phone No. (242) 322-1900
B. Arch. P.O. Box SS-6351
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-3718
PO. Box 29101
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-5566
P.O. Box SS-6261
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 366.3110 071
P.O. Box AB-20006
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 332-2987
PO. Box EL-25078
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 327-2335
P.O. Box CB-13177
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4991
P.O. Box N-966
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 382-0611
P.O. Box N-9876
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3220
P.O. Box CB-13826
Nassau, Bahamas

Alicia C. A. Oxley,
B. Arch, M. Arch.

David S, White
R.1.B.A., R.A.LC














Daniel W. J. Davies, 040

|.B.A., Dip. Arch.

Roston H. Miller 041

B. Arch.













Douglas A. Minns, |.B.A. 042

R. John Paine, R.A.LA. 044

B. Arch.

D. Monty Knowles 046

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Gerard P. Brown, 047

B. Arch.

Jackson L. Burnside Ill, 049

RI.B.A., M. Arch.

Larry Forbes 050

B. Arch.

Leslie Johnson, |.B.A 051

B. Arch.

P. Curtis Malone 052







Jason P. Lorandos, |.B.A.
B. Arch., M. Arch.







David K. Griffiths, 058

Dip. Arch.

Donald A. Dean 057






Bruce LaFleur, 060
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Michael J. Moss, |.B.A





Garth W. Sawyer






Enique Roldan






Wesley G.R. Thompson



Leo D. Ferugson





Timothy H. Neill, R.1.B.A.
Dip. Arch.








John W. McCardy, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

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Alberto G. Suighi, |.B.A.
Phd. Arch.








Hyacinth Allen 074

B. Arch.



Tyrone Burrows, |.B.A.
B. Arch.






Dwight M. Thompson 076

.B.A., B. Arch, -

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Jennifer A Saunders
B. Arch.

Livingston Forbes
B. Arch.

Hiram H. Lockhart
Pier Baldacci
Lawrence Chrisholm
Bruce M. Stewart
].B.A., A.1.A., B. Arch.
Michael A. Diggis

B. Arch. _
Thomas M. Dean

B. Arch., M. Arch.
Dirk K. Saunders

B. Arch.

Godwin Cargill
Robert Whittingham
Stephen J. Bain

B. Arch,

Jeremiah Moxey

B. Arch.

C. Bernardo Deleveaux

Lawrence C. Smith

Harold S. Johnson. -- >

B.Sc. Arch. Tech. ~

Mark W. Henderson

R.1.B.A., B. Sc. B. Arch.

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Carlos J. Hepburn, |.B.A.
B. Arch.

lan A. Bullard
B. Arch.
Timothy F. Johnson

B. Arch.

Tariq J. O'Brien
BA., Dip. Arch.

Mark M. Braithwaite
B. Arts, B. Arch.

Stefan P. Russell
|.B.A., B. Arch.

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LICENCE #

Phone No. (242) 327-1411 077
P.O. Box CB-12364
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-9738 078
P.O. Box N-4230
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-7789 079
RO. Box CB-13452
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-4764 080
PO. Box N-4674
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6261 082
RO. Box N-9025
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 323-8800 083
P.O. Box N-366
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-1886 084
P.O. Box N-1207
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 324-1170. 085
P.O. Box N-540
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 557-2308 087
P.O. Box CR-54122
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-0218 088
P.O. Box EE-16270
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 322-6591 089
P.O. Box CB-13846
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-6029 090
P.0.Box N-10083
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-4846 091
P.O. Box CR--54501
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-5103 092
P.O. Box GT-2277
‘Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 427-1565 093
P.O. Box N-1412
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone:No. (242) 364-4694 095
P.O. Box N-9420
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-3274 096
P.O. Box CB-12436
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 356-4538 097
. PO. Box SS-19909
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-0486 098
PO. Sox SS-6888
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 457-2107 099
PO. Box CB-12689
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 394-5166 101
P.O. Box CR-54090
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 362-2719 102
P.O. Box CR-54746
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 364-7813 103
PO. Box SS-6906
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 328-1705 104
PO. Box N-9116
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 327-7259 105
PO. Box CB-11454
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-4982 106
P.O. Box CR-54423
Nassau, Bahamas

Terry Jeanne P. Thompson Phone No. (242) 362-6306 107
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.B.A., B.E.D.S.

Kesana M. Hunt
B. Arch:

lan Brent Creary
B. Arch.

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS BOARD

LICENSED ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIANS

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS ACT, 1994

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Phone No. (242) 326-8141 T006
P.0. Box 6583
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 341-6144 T013
P.O, Box CR-12976
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 325-0111 T016
Wemyss Bight
Eleuthera

Phone No. (242) 337-0025 T018
P.O. Box N-3049
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 457-5890 T021
P.O. Box F 40530
Freeport, Grand Bahama

LS : OTs) Ble Ne

Phone No. (242) 337-0025 1026
Mangrove Bush
Long Island, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 367-2001 1028
P.O, Box 579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Phone No. (242) 352-3558 T030
PO. Box F-40675
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Laurin L, Knowles

Ryan A. Archer
B. Sc Arch. Tech.

Livingston V,. Evans

C. Jenkin Williams Phone No. (242) 352-2500 T032
P.O. Box F-44107

Freeport, Gand Bahama

Phone No. (242) 361-6517 T045
P.O. Box N-10888
Nassau, Bahamas

Solomon J. Smith

Public Notice is hereby given that the persons listed hereunder are licensed by the “Professional Architects Board” to practice as Professional
Archiectural Technicians until January 31, 2008. .

NAME

Wilfred B. Dorsett

Coralyn T. Adderley

Jermaine Evans

Trevor Buttertield

PO, Box N-402
Nassau, Bahamas

Phone No. (242) 352-4835 108
PO. Box F-43578
Freeport, Grand Bahama

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Damages award
exceeded contract

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor _

construction
company has
won its appeal
against
$370,000 in
damages awarded against it in
a dispute over a contract to
build 10 units in a condomini-
um complex at Bell Channel
Bay in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. The Court of
Appeal found that the dam-
ages awarded by the Deputy
Registrar, Jethlyn Burrows,
against D. B. S. Builders and
Developers Company
“exceeded the value of the
building contract between” it
and the respondent, Beau-
port Investment Company.
Justices Dame Joan Sawyer,
the Court of Appeal presi-
dent, and Emanuel Osadebay
and Hartman Longley, ruled
in any case that two letters

It’s time to

produced by Beauport
Investment Company, pur-
porting to show that it had
lost sales of units in the com-
plex due to the dispute and a
Supreme Court injunction
placed on any sales, did not
show any sales agreements
had been concluded.

Stating that “there is no
evidence before this court
and — according to the
record, there was none
before the learned Registrar
— of a concluded contract for
the sale of either of the two
units.

Letters

“The two letters which
were adduced on behalf of
the respondent at the hear-
ing....... disclose nothing
more than invitations to treat
for a contract to purchase
those units. In those circum-
stances, there was no basis in

fact or law for the learned
Registrar to have assessed
any damages as flowing from
the grant of the injunction.”

The Court of Appeal
recorded how the original
Supreme Court injunction,
granted on an interlocutory —
basis by Justice John Lyons
did not stop Beauport Invest-
ment Company from selling
any units in the Bell Channel
Bay complex, it just meant
that any sales had to be
approved by the court.

The action involved.claims
by D. B. S Builders for an
alleged “breach of a building
contract.... for the construc-
tion of 10 units of a condo-
minium at Bell Channel Bay,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, as
well as a claim for conversion
of the appellant’s equipment
and tools that had been left
on site when [Beauport]
locked the appellant out of
the site.” The judgement

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recorded: “It appears that
almost from the start,
changes to the contract draw-
ings and design for the build-
ing had an adverse effect on
the agreed completion date
for the project. The appel-
lant, after unsuccessfully

demanding certain payments, °

left the site with the work
incomplete.”

Action

After D. B. S. Builders ini-
tiated its action, Beauport

then filed a “counterclaim for .

loss due top defective work,

as well as the breach of the

contract by the appellants”.
The Supreme Court ruled

in favour of D. B. S. Builders -

on December 22, 1999, dis-
charging the injunction and
awarding the company
$7,843. There was, though,
due to be an inquiry into
damages suffered by Beau-
port Investment Company as
a result of the injunction —
not the litigation.

The Court of Appeal said

there was no evidence that
Beauport Investment Com-
pany had applied for the
Supreme Court’s permission
to sell any of the units. Yet
the company produced three

‘letters to the Registrar to

support its damages claim.
The first, from Adar Capi-
tal Investment, on July 22,
1999, said that it wanted to
avoid being caught up in liti-

‘gation even if the court

approved the sales. Then
there was an offer by Beau-
port Investment Company to
sell three units — 301, 203 and
205. These were valued at
$400,000, $350,000 and
$300,000 respectively, while
Dock Slip number four was
also offered to a Mr Nunn for
$60,000, either for a 99-year
lease or outright purchase.

In addition, Beauport
Investment Company also
produced a July 12, 1999, let-
ter from Lambert’s Custom
Muffler Inc, which said it
would not move to purchase
unit 201 due to the ongoing
litigation, despite the offer to’

reduce the purchase price
from $325,000 to $300,000.

Significantly, the Court of
Appeal found: “In neither
case was there a concluded
agreement for the sale of one
or the other of the units.”

It ruled that this was not a
case where damage could be
assumed “from the existence
of certain facts”, adding:
“Although the respondent
had claimed for loss of profit
as a result of the injunction in
its counterclaim, there is no
evidence of any direct loss,
and such loss cannot be
determined of found by a
court without evidence; the
ipse dixit of an interested wit-
ness that a loss was suffered
will not suffice.

Builders

D. B.S. Builders was rep-
resented by Harvey Tynes
QC and Ntshonda Tynes,
while Beauport Investment
Company was represented by
Caryl Lashley of Dupuch &
Turnquest.

Pegasus plans
second Grand
Bahama plant

FROM page 1B

ing for software programmers,
while others were involved in
the construction phase of the
plant.

Pegasus Wireless obtained

the necessary licenses and
approvals last week from the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty and the Government to
operate in Freeport, following
a major job recruitment exer-
cise in Grand Bahama.

Mr Knabb’s initial goal is to
employ 280 persons at full pro-
duction at the plant, which will
be a 24-hour operation run in
three, eight-hour shifts.

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Hundreds of applications

continue to pour in daily from
Bahamians on Grand Bahama,
throughout the Bahamas, and
from those abroad who are
interested in returning home
to work for the wireless com-
pany. -
Mr Knabb said Pegasus
manufactures Cyna Lynx,
which is a wireless streaming
device that hooks to the tele-
vision and allows persons to
download content, such as a
movie DVD, attachments from
e-mail and photographs stored
on a hard drive.

“We take content from the
computer and download it
from any movie or music, but
to be able to stream that to an
audio receiver or to a Plasma
TV hanging on the wall, to be
able to stream that wireless
real time, there is a huge mar-
ket for that,” he said.

Mr Knabb said the keen
interest by Bahamians and the
entire experience of getting the
plant ‘up and running has been
overwhelming.

“I’ve never seen anything
quite like it. It is inspiring when
you have so many people with
real electronics backgrounds.
We receive about 200 to 300
applications a day from many
persons in the country, and
from the US and Canada,” he
added.

“I just got a resume from a
young Bahamian who has an
engineering degree from Cana-
da, and when I looked at her
resume, it is a gold mine. And
she would rather come home
and be a computer engineer
than be in Canada, or the US,
which means that we have

ar

ee to bring Bahamians
home also, which is interest-
ing.”

Mr Knabb admitted he was
initially sceptical about relo-
cating his company to the
Bahamas, but was persuaded
by Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe and Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie to give
Bahamians a chance.

“I never thought of Grand
Bahama and Freeport as a
place where you are going to
find this talent, but they both
knew something that I didn’t,”
he said.

Jet’aime Lowe, a Bahamian
with an engineering degree
from Canada, said she was
happy to be able to return
home to Grand Bahama.

“I was pleased and surprised
that a wireless company had
decided come to my home
island. I have my degree, and
at first I thought if I go back
home, what I am going to do
with it? So it is nice to be able
to come home and use your
degree and do what you want
to do, and I now have that
opportunity” she said.

In addition to creating jobs
for Bahamians, Mr Knabb said
Pegasus has greatly supported

‘the business community of

Freeport.

He said several million dol-
lars have been spent in
Freeport to get the plant ready
for opening.

“We could have gotten all
the supplies we need from the
US, but we thought it was very
important to support the local
businesses here, and that’s
what we have been doing,” he
said.

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Simon beats —
Baghtlatis
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to win first
career title

@ TENNIS :
MARSEILLE, France :
Associated Press

GILLES SIMON of
France won his first career
title, beating seventh-seeded
Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 (3)
at the Open 13 on Sunday. i

Baghdatis, who won the :
Zagreb Open two weeks ago,
was playing in his second.
straight ATP final. But
Simon controlled much the
match and the Cypriot
missed out on a third career
title.

"Allthe pressure, the ten- :
sion, flies away," Simon said. }
"This victory is good forme. :
Iam relieved. I will try and
remember what I have done
this week for the future. IfI
do what I need to,Icanreal-
ly improve and climb back up
the rankings." ;

Baghdatis said he didn't
play particularly well.

"T didn't have the desire of
yesterday (Saturday) and
that's what made the differ-
ence," Baghdatis said. "I also
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Baghdatis rallied to 5-5

| and forced a tiebreaker, but a

series of unforced errors — :
notably a failed drop shoton
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the win.

; "I am happy with my tour-
nament," Baghdatis said.

" All is well, Iam happy in

life, and I had a beautiful :

week here."

Simon won the first set on
his third set point when he
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from Baghdatis and sent it up
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tournament ranked 58th,
praised Baghdatis.

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son," Simon said. "Tennis

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| the NPEWBA’s All-Star Classic on Saturday
night at the DW Davis Gymnasium.
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ing a big three-point play in the
fourth.

In the winding seconds of the
game, Flo Brown had a golden
opportunity to hit a three-
pointer that could tie the game
and eventually force an over-
time period. But the shot fell
short.

Brown, who was relentless
on the defensive end, said it
was "kind of fun" being back
on the court. "You only do it
once a year, so it was kind of
fun. It was good to see the play-
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said Minus, who kept the play-
ers and fans laughing for the
majority of the game. "I had
some fun tonight."

Minus said it was good for
them to see what "we once
were".

“It was good to see Flo and
Linda and Nancy back out of
the woodshed."

Nancy Symonette, who at
one time held her own in the
backcourt, didn't score, but she
missed a couple of big baskets
as did Minus as they tried to
keep the Legends in the game.

Minus finished with five
points.

Legends

time last year."

Davis, now coaching the
front-running College of the
Bahamas Lady Caribs, finished
the game with three points. She
opened the game with a free
throw and she ended the Leg-
ends' scoring with a jumper in
the fourth quarter.

But like the rest of her team-
mates, Davis wasn't as "quick
to the dribble" as she would
have been in the past - missing
a couple of crowd pleasing
passes from Minus, who daz-
zled her younger opponents.

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NASCAR | DAYTONA 500 .

Harvick wins in photo finish

BASEBALL
COMMENTARY



An elated Harvick punched the mirror out
of his car before emerging and saying, “I won
the Daytona 500!”

The spectacular finish shifted the attention
from the cheating scandal that had enmeshed
NASCAR the week leading up to The Great
American Race, with the suspension of five
crew chiefs.

Harvick’s first Daytona 500 title also had

EX’ Video review was needed to determine
the winner of the closest finish in the
Daytona 500 since NASCAR switched to
electronic scoring in 1993.



BY SARAH ROTHSCHILD
srothschild@MiamiHerald.com

DAYTONA BEACH — When Kevin
Harvick and Mark Martin crossed the finish



DARREN HAUCK/AP °

BAT TOSS: San Francisco Giants’

~ Barry Bonds reacts after a strike

is called against the Milwaukee
Brewers in the fourth inning of
the game against the host

Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 21.

line at Daytona International Speedway on
Sunday, fans in attendance knew they had just
witnessed an ending for the ages.

The only thing they couldn’t be sure of:
Who won.

It took a video review to determine Harvick
as the winner by a two-hundredths of a second
— the closest Daytona 500 finish since

’ NASCAR started using electronic scoring in

1993.

As cars crashed and flipped, spun and
caught fire behind them, Harvick overtook
Martin by half a car length, but then had to
wait several minutes for NASCAR to
determine the winner.

special significance because it came on the

six-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death.

One day after winning the Busch race, his first
victory at this track, Harvick returned to
Victory Lane — only this time, he gave owner
Richard Childress his first Daytona 500 title
since Earnhardt won it in 1998.

As Childress celebrated, he experienced a
twinge of emotion, reminded of the death of
Earnhardt after a last-lap wreck of the 2001
Daytona 500.

“Winning is a great but I don’t think
anything will ever replace a friend, Dale
Earnhardt,” said Childress, who hired Harvick



JAMIE SQUIRE/AP

WILD FINISH: Kevin Harvick, lower left, gets
ready to pass Mark Martin on the last lap
as a seven-car pileup is triggered behind
them. Harvick won in photo finish.

just as much as we did the day we lost him.”

*TURN TO DAYTONA 500

Bonds buzz
start humming . | NBA ALL-STAR GAME | WEST 153, EAST 132

=== Team asset: assists

Se eDALE hae — The Barry
West sets new record —
for assists with 52

to replace Earnhardt. “We still miss him today,

Bonds buzz has begun, along with a
~ whole lot of questions:
What time will he arrive at spring
training? Or will he even show at all
Monday when position players are to
~ report? When will he speak? Is he in
as good shape as he says after a winter
of intense workouts at UCLA?
< The hype sur-
rounding San Francis-
co’s 42-year-old slug- —
ger — who’s been in
Las Vegas for NBA

All-Star game festivi-

ties — will start in
earnest the second his vehicle pulls.
up at Scottsdale Stadium. His first
workout with the entire team is
scheduled for Tuesday, so he doesn’t
have to show at the ballpark until
then. He wasn’t even expected to get
to the desert until later in the day
Monday.

“Tt’ll be interesting,” pitcher Matt

Cain said Sunday. “He’s always fun.

BY BRIAN MAHONEY
Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — The Eastern
Conference turned the NBA’s
big game in Las Vegas into a
dud.
Overmatched by the West
— or perhaps worn out from a
weekend of partying in Sin
City — the East bumbled its
way to a 153-132 loss Sunday
night in the All-Star

points and Shawn Marion of
Phoenix added 18.

Dwyane Wade had only 10
points on 5-of-12 shooting, but
he had reason to:be tired after
hosting events Thursday and

‘Friday night. Those were two

of the many functions that
kept the players out until all

hours of the night.
There were missed dunks
and passes thrown out of

game. . bounds by both teams,
Kobe Bryant had 31 but the East was by far
points and six of the the worst. They missed
West’s record 52 assists seven of their first nine
and was the game MVP. shots, including a blown
Amare Stoudemire added 29 dunk attempt by Shaquille
points for the West, which O’Neal.
quickly built a big lead and James later almost injured
held it this time, a year after himself when he tried to throw
blowing a 21-point cushionina himself a pass off the back-
loss in Houston. board and tumbled over
LeBron James scored 28 another player, and Jermaine
points for the East, and Dwight O’Neal appeared to tip in a
Howard had 20 points and12__ basket for the West.
rebounds, but offense wasn’t The West led 39-31 at the
the problem — the East end of one, and quickly
allowed a record 69 field goals. pushed that lead into double
An event that some locals digits in the second quarter —
called the biggest thing to hit Shaquille O’Neal missed
Las Vegas featured showgirls, another dunk during that
acrobats, magicians and Elvis _ stretch. :
impersonators — all the glitz The lead ballooned to 23
and glamour that this city when Bryant nailed a 3-pointer
offers in excess. and followed with a dunk on
Good thing the players had the next possession, and the
plenty to deflect the attention West was up 79-59 at halftime.
away from them. Bryant had 17 points at half-
The East was hovering at time and Anthony added 12.
barely 40 percent shooting for James scored 16 for the East,
nearly all of the first three but none of its other players
quarters in a game that isn’t was in double figures.
known for its defensive inten- Stoudemire fueled a 10-0
sity before a late flurry during run that made it 95-65 with
garbage time brought it up to 8:20 remaining in the third
49 percent. quarter, and the West was up

He brings excitement to the team.
He’s got a goofy comment here and
there, but it’s fun to watch.” |
‘Last season, the seven-time NL
MVP moved past Babe Ruth for sec-
_ond place on the career home run list
amid further allegations of steroid
use. It could be even more crazy this
season considering he is 22 homers
from passing Hank Aaron’s career
record of 755 and reportedly failed an
amphetamines test last year.

What’s more, he is still being inves-
tigated by a federal-grand jury trying

‘to determine whether he perjured
himself when he testified in 2003 in
the BALCO steroid distribution case
that he hadn’t knowingly taken per-
formance-enhancing drugs.

“The last time it was a zoo was
when he chased the single-season
record,” pitcher Russ Ortiz said,
referring to Bonds’ 73-homer season
in 2001. “Now he’s chasing what’s
considered the most coveted record
in the game.”

Several television camera crews
began to arrive Sunday in anticipation
of Bonds’ big entrance, signaling the
official start of his 22nd major league
season and 15th with the Giants. He
had offseason surgery on his left
elbow but has been deemed com-
pletely healthy after he batted .270
with 26 homers and 77 RBIs and drew
115 walks in 130 games last year.

“He’s probably the best player of
all time,” said new San Francisco
catcher Bengie Molina, who played
with Bonds in a tour to Japan in 2000.
“I can’t wait to play with him. For me,
it’s exciting just to be able to share the
same field and be in the same lineup
with a guy who changed the game. I
had fun with him. Obviously he’s the
kind of player everyone will have fun,
wii »” i

Bonds finally signed his revised



NAME/AP
MR. MVP: The West’s Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots
around the defense of the East’s Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic
during the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas on Sunday. Bryant was
named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

*

Late All-Star addition Car- by 31 heading to the fourth.
e MORE HOOPS

melo Anthony scored 20

GOLF | NISSAN OPEN

Howell ends a long drought

$15.8 million, one-year contract Tues- BY DOUG FERGUSON ing. “I said, "It’s time. Go in.” Howell also was short, but his
' day, then it was sent by overnight Associated Press It was only the second victory chip came out nicely just beyond
mail to the Giants. The team faxed a LOS ANGELES — Charles of his career, and Howell had been _ the cup.

Howell III finally ended that nasty haunted by nine runner-up finishes “T had every chance on the back
habit of finishing second, making since winning the now-defunct nine to create some separation and
three clutch pars in a playoff that | Michelob Championship in the fall not give anyone a chance,” said
delivered a dramatic victory over of 2002. He already had two Mickelson, who twice missed putts
Phil Mickelson in the Nissan Open runner-up finishes in four starts inside 4 feet and closed with a 68.
on Sunday. this year, including three weeks “I felt like I had the tournament in
Howell closed with a 6-under 65 ago against Tiger Woods down the my grasp and let it go.”
and got into a playoff when Mick- coast at Torrey Pines. They finished at 16-under 268.

copy to the commissioner’s office for
approval.

Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, and the
Giants reached a preliminary agree-
ment Dec. 7, then spent weeks negoti-
ating the final terms. The team
announced the deal Jan. 29 and Bonds

did an interview by conference call.
Ernie Els (67), Jim Furyk (67)

_ But his first contract contained a
provision detailing his responsibilities
for promotional appearances and was
rejected by the commissioner’s office.
The provision was scrapped in the
new deal.

*TURN TO BONDS

elson bogeyed the 18th hole. How-
ell put away the two-time Masters
champion with his third straight
par save, holing a 3-foot putt on the
14th hole and raising his head to
the sky in utter relief.

“I said a prayer before I hit the
putt,” Howell said, his voice crack-

Mickelson, bidding for his sec-
ond straight victory, had control
throughout the playoff until com-
ing up short of the green on the
par-3 14th. He opted for putter, but
it took a high hop leaving the blade
and stopped 10 feet short. The par
putt missed to the right.

and Robert Allenby (68) tied for
third, three shots out of the playoff.

Els and Allenvy both had
chances to catch Mickelson along
the back nine of a mostly sunny



REED SAXON/AP

TROPHY HOLDER: Charles Howell
Ill holds the championship
trophy after winning the
Nissan Open on Sunday.


‘4B, | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007_ INTERNATIONAL EDITION



Associated Press

LONDON — Tottenham
advanced to the FA Cup quar-
terfinals by beating Fulham
4-0 Sunday behind two goals
each by Robbie Keane and
Dimitar Berbatov.

Tottenham has won the FA

Cup eight times, the last in
1991. It ended a three-game
losing streak in all competi-
tions. .
Brian McBride had Ful-
ham’s best chances, with Tot-
tenham goalkeeper Paul Rob-
inson tipping his ball over the
crossbar in the 17th minute
and making another save on
the American in the 50th.

Keane first scored with a
hard volley from the edge of
the box in the seventh minute.
He then volleyed in another in
the 68th after a header from
Mido at Craven Cottage.

Berbatov made it 3-0 in the
77th by scoring after his initial
shot hit the far post. The Bul-
garia striker easily beat Ful-
ham goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka
in the final minute.

McBride was taken off in
the 62nd minute, and Clint
Dempsey was brought on to
replace Tomasz Radzinski in
the 67th.

Manchester City also
reached the quarterfinals,
scoring twice in the closing
minutes to defeat League
Championship team Preston
3-1.

Giorgios Samaras had a
goal off a deflection in the 85th
minute and Stephen Ireland
added another in the 90th.
David Nugent had given Pres-
ton the lead in the eighth min-
ute, but Michael Ball tied the
score for City in the 35th.

Bernado Corradi flicked a
throw-in to Samaras, whose

shot.deflected in off Preston..
defender Matthew Hill. Ire-_

land then scored with a pow-
erful volley.
Preston took the lead when

a header from Michael Rick-
etts was pushed away by Man-
chester City goalkeeper Nicky
Weaver and Nugent put back
the rebound.

Ball answered by knocking
in a rebound off the post after
a volley from Corradi had hit
the same post. It was Ball’s

first goal for City in his second ,

game since he left PSV Eind-
hoven on Jan. 31. Shortly after-
ward, Ricketts was hurt mak-
ing a play in the air and was
removed from the field on a
stretcher.

‘ ITALY

MILAN — Palermo missed
a chance to close in on second-
place AS Roma after being
held to a 1-1 tie by relegation-
threatened Chievo Verona in
the Italian league.

David Di Michele beat
Chievo’s offside trap to scored
the first goal in the 23rd min-
ute, but Victor Obinna tied the
score just before halftime.

Palermo is in third place
with 43 points but has played
one game more than AS Roma,

which lost to fourth-place

Empoli 1-0 Saturday and has
49 points.

Inter Milan, which beat
Cagliari 1-0 Saturday, leads the
league with 63 points.

SPAIN

MADRID — Defending
champion Barcelona lost to
Valencia 2-1 in the Spanish
league and was joined atop the
standings by Sevilla, which
defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1.

Miguel Angel Angulo and
David Silva scored a goal each
for Valencia. Ronaldinho had a
goal late, his 16th of the sea-
son, for visiting Barcelona.

Angulo met a low cross
from David Villa to open the
scoring in the 52nd minute. He
set up Silva forthe second goal
3.minutes later‘after his shot
was stopped by Barcelona

SPORTS ROUNDUP

Austria wins
team skiing
championship

Associated Press

ARE, Sweden — Austria
won the team competition title
Sunday and finished with the
most final medals at the
Alpine Skiing World Champi-
onships.

Sweden was second in the
team competition, while Swit-
zerland finished third.

The United States, without
injured Bode Miller and many
of its other top skiers, finished
dead last out of the 11 teams.

The Austrians flew in
super-G silver medalist Fritz
Strobl to strengthen their
chances in the team event.

“Austria is the No. 1 ski
nation and because of this,
winning the team event was
our big goal,” said Renate
Goetschl, who took bronze in
last week’s super-G. “At the
Bormio worlds we weren’t
able to do it so now we had
our revenge.”

Austria ended the champi-
onships with three gold, three
silver and three bronze med-
als. Sweden had three gold —
all from Anja Paerson — two
silver and two bronze medals.
Norway finished third with
two golds from Aksel Lund
Svindal.

Eleven teams of six skiers
were in Sunday’s event. Two
men and two women raced
one super-G each in the morn-
ing, and four raced in the after-
noon’s slalom legs.

Austria won with 18 points,
while Sweden had 33 and Swit-
zerland had 39. A complicated
points ranking system deter-
mined the winning nation
after the total of eight runs for
each team.

Austria took the lead in the
opening heat and stayed there

‘for the entire competition.

Goetschl, Strobl and
Michaela Kirchgasser gave
Austria a hefty lead by posting

the fastest time in each of their
runs. Though Benjamin
Raich was only a second
behind Marc Berthod of Swit-
zerland in the final super-G
leg, Austria still remained in
the lead with five points.

When Marlies Schild
posted the fastest time in the
day’s penultimate slalom run,
the Austrians had a big enough
lead to lock up the title early
— even before newly crowned
slalom champion Mario Matt
came down.

The Swiss were tied for
second with Sweden heading
into the final heat, but had to
settle for bronze after Berthod
swerved off course.

The United States was 10th
of 11 teams after the super-G.
They dropped into last place
after the opening slalom run
and finished the day last with
77 points. ‘

The Americans started
badly with their first three ski-
ers — Kaylin Richardson,
Ted Ligety and Resi Stiegler
— all skiing off course in the
super-G. Tim Jitloff was the
only American to contribute
significantly, posting the
fourth-fastest time in the final
speed leg.

In the slalom, Richardson
made a costly mistake and fin-
ished last in her heat, while
Stiegler fell twice. Ligety
crashed in the final leg.

Bode Miller skipped the
team competition after injur-
ing his knee in the opening leg
of Saturday’s slalom. The
speed racers had already left
Are to prepare for the next
World Cup competition in
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger-
many.

Lindsey Kildow and Julia
Mancuso, the only Americans
to win medals at the worlds
this year, also missed the team
event. Kildow was injured in

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SOCCER

Tottenham, Man City reach

DAVE THOMPSON/AP

JUBILATION: Manchester City’s Michael Ball, right,
celebrates scoring against host Preston North End with
teammate Hatem Trabelsi in Sunday’s FA Cup match.

goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Both teams ended the game
with 10 men after Valencia
captain David Albelda and
Barcelona midfielder Deco
were red-carded following a
clash in the 62nd minute.
Frederic Kanoute scored
twice, extending his league-
leading total to 18, and David
Alves added the other goal for

UEFA Cup champion Sevilla,
which played for nearly an
hour with 10 men following
the ejection of midfielder Jose
Luis Marti. Even so, Atletico
remained winless at Ramon

Sanchez Pizjuan stadium since -

1993. has

After 23 gamés; Barcelona
and™Sevilla “‘Have’'46° points,
four more than Valencia and



MIKE HEWITT/GETTYIMAGES

FALLEN AMERICAN: U.S. skier Resi Stiegler falls while
competing in the World Ski Championships on Sunday.

slalom training while Mancuso
was exhausted and left early

SPEEDSKATING

ERFURT, Germany
Enrico Fabris of Italy edged
Erben Wennemars of the
Netherlands in the men’s 1,500
meter speedskating event on
Sunday, setting up a show-
down at the final World Cup
event to decide the season
title.

Fabris finished in 1 minute,
45.50 seconds, with Wenne-
mars at 1:45.82. Mark Tuitert
of the Netherlands was third.
with 1:46.60.

Both Fabris and Wenne-
mars have 440 points with
only the World Cup in Cal-
gary, Alberta, left to decide the
title. Russia’s Yevgeni Lalen-
kov is third with 217.

Martina Sablikova won
the women’s 5,000 in 6:50.39,
ahead of Claudia Pechstein
of Germany with 6:57.68, and
Daniela Anschuetz-Thoms
of Germany with 7:00.49.

Sablikova leads Pechstein
390 to 312 in the season title
race. Renate Groenewold of
the Netherlands is third with
310.

The Netherlands edged
Canada for the season Team
Pursuit title with 236 points to
210. It won Sunday’s third and
final race in 3:46.6l.

Despite a third-place finish
Sunday, the women’s season
title was claimed by the Neth-
erlands. Germany won the
race in 3:03.98.

BOBSLEDDING

WINTERBERG, Germany
— Yevgeni Popov led Russia
to a World Cup win in the
four-man bobsled Sunday and
increased his lead over Ste-
ven Holcomb of the United

States in the season title race.

Russia I completed its two
heats in 1 minute, 51.08 sec-
onds, with Holcomb’s United
States I finishing second in
1:51.11. Janis Minins piloted
Latvia I to third in 1:51.64.

With one race left, Popov
has 640 points to Holcomb’s
570. Minins is third with 505.

Two-time Olympic cham-
pion Andre Lange of Ger-
many finished fifth and is fifth
overall.

Holcomb’s teammates were
Pavle Jovanovic, Steve
Mesler and Brock Kreitz-
burg.

LUGE

SIGULDA, Latvia — Patric
Leitner and Alexander
Resch of Germany clinched
their fifth World Cup luge
doubles title at the season-
ending meet on Sunday.

Leitner and Resch were
tenth after the first run on Sig-
ulda’s artificial track. But the
2002 Olympic champions
posted the fourth fastest time
in the second run for a two-
heat total of 1 minute, 26.951
seconds and seventh place,
which was enough to win.

They finished with 786
points atop the final overall
standings. It was their fifth
title since 1999.

Italians Gerhard Planken-
steiner and Oswald Hasel-
rieder won the race in 1:25.892
with Christian Oberstolz and
Patric Gruber, also from
Italy, second in 1:25.954.

Olympic champions
Andreas and Wolfgang Lin-
ger of Austria placed third in
1:26.254.

Oberstolz and Gruber fin-
ished second overall (760
points) with Plankensteiner
and Haselrieder third (589).





Real Madrid. Atletico stayed -
fifth with 39.

Athletic Bilbao won for
only the second time at home
this season, beating Getafe 2-0
on two goals by Aritz Aduriz.

GERMANY

_ BERLIN — FC Nuremberg
closed in on the Bundesliga
leaders with a 1-0 win over
Energie Cottbus.
The fifth-place team moved
a point behind Bayern Munich
after Michael Beauchamp
scored after Cottbus goal-
keeper Tomislav Piplica bob-
bled a shot in the 73rd minute.
«Bochum spoiled the debut
of Arminia Bielefeld coach
Frank Geideck with a 3-1 win.
Greece forward Fanis Gekas
scored twice.

FRANCE

PARIS — Lens missed the
chance to gain ground on
leader Lyon when it drew host
Monaco 0-0 in the French
league.

Monaco goalkeeper Flavio
Roma made fine saves to deny
Aruna Dindane,; Adama Couli-
baly and Olivier Monterrubio,
while Czech Republic career-
scoring leader Jan Koller
squandered a possible match-
winning goal for Monaco
when he headed wide from
close range.

Koller was substituted mid-
way through the second half
and reacted angrily to the
decision.

Lens remains in second
place with 44 points from 25
rounds — 13 points behind
five-time defending champion
Lyon.

In the other game Sunday,
Nantes goalkeeper Fabien Bar-
thez made excellent stops in a
0-0 draw at his former club
Marseille.

NETHERLANDS

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up quarterfinals

‘Ajax and AZ Alkmaar fell fur-

ther behind Dutch league
leader PSV Eindhoven after
both were held to ties.

Ajax got first-half goals
from Edgar Davids and Klaas-
Jan Huntelaar in its 2-2 draw ~
with Excelsior Rotterdam.
Andwele Slory and Eldridge
Rojer scored for Excelsior,
also in the first half.

AZ was held to a 1-1 tie by
FC Groningen. Danny Koeve-
mans gave AZ the lead in the
26th minute, but Erik Nevland
answered in the 60th.

PSV, which beat Heracles
Almelo 2-0 Saturday, leads the
league with 60 points, fol-
lowed by Ajax with 55 and AZ
with 54.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW Rangers
beat Falkirk 2-1 and stayed 19
points behind Scottish Pre-
mier League leader Celtic.

Barry Ferguson scored in
the 72nd minute to give sec-
ond-place Rangers 52 points.

Kris Boyd gave Rangers the
lead in the 34th minute, flick-
ing the ball over Falkirk goal-
keeper Kasper Schmeichel, but
Car] Finnigan tied the score in
the 64th.

GREECE

ATHENS — Panathinaikos
moved into second place on
the Greek league after down-
ing AEK Athens 4-L

Sotiris Ninis scored one
goal and set up two others
Yiannis Goumas and Andrea
Ivanschitz. Dimitris Salpingi-
dis also scored for Panathinai-
kos, which has 45 points. Pan-
telis Kapetanos had the goal
for AEK.

Olympiakos, which leads
the league with 56 points, beat
visiting Atromitos 4-L ~~ ©

Nery Castillo, Rivaldo, Har-
ris Pappas and Felix Borja all

“scored for the ‘defending:
AMSTERDAM — Both champions.
BOXING

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Junior
lightweight Paulie Malig-
naggi bounced back from his
only loss to unanimously
outpoint Edner Cherry on
Saturday night at Hammer-
stein Ballroom.

Malignaggi, the Brooklyn
fighter coming off a loss to
WBO champion Miguel
Cotto, improved to 22-1.
Cherry, from Wauchula, Fla.,
dropped to 21-5-2.

“[’m back, but I did not
make it exciting,” said Malig-
naggi, who wants to fight
Cotto again.

“I have to push myself
more,” he added.

_ Cherry acknowledged he
was beaten.

“My plan was to cut off
the ring and stay busy,” he
said.

“It didn’t work,” he con-
cluded.

Malignaggi weighed in at
139'2 pounds, 2% more than
Cherry.

Undefeated welterweight
Andre Berto, a 2004 Olym-
pian, stopped Norberto
Bravo at 2:28 of the opening
round to extend his winning
streak to 17, with 15 by knock-
outs.

Berto, who weighed in at
145’) pounds, sent Bravo to
the canvas three times, the
first with a solid left hook to
the head, the other two with
right uppercuts. Referee Joe
Cusano invoked New York
state’s three-knockdown rule
and halted the bout.

“J didn’t think it would be
this easy,” said Berto, from
Winterhaven, Fla.

“I knew this wasn’t going
to last long. In the first
knockdown I was testing his
speed. Then I threw the
bombs,” he added.

Bravo, 14612, of Tucson,
Ariz., fell to 23-13-3.

Also, junior middleweight
Sechew Powell (153'/2) over-
came a fourth-round knock-
down to unanimously out-



| Malignaggi
| stops Cherry

point Ishe Smith (15414).
Powell improved to 21-1

BOUTS IN ENGLAND

LONDON — Audley Har-
rison’s dream of becoming a
world heavyweight cham-
pion was all but finished
when he lost in three rounds
to unheralded Michael Sprott
on Sunday.

The 2000 Olympic super-
heavyweight champion,
whose career appeared to
have been revived by a
knockout victory over Danny
Williams, was floored by a
right hand at the end of the
third round.

Referee Ian John-Lewis
removed Harrison’s mouth-
piece, immediately summon-
ing medical help, and it was
several minutes before Har-
rison was assisted to his feet
and helped back to his corner
on wobbly legs.

On the same card, Amir
Khan needed only 55 seconds
to beat Mohammed Medadji
for his llth victory as a pro-
fessional in a scheduled
eight-round contest as a
lightweight.

The Olympic silver med-
alist at the 2004 Athens
Olympics is British boxing’s
biggest rising star and pro-
moter Frank Warren hopes
to line him up with a world
title shot some time later this
year.

Another British light-
weight, Graham Earl, lost his
WBO interim title to Austra-
lia’s Michael Katsidis in an
eventful and thrilling fight
that lasted only five rounds.

Katsidis had Earl in so
much trouble that the British
fighter’s corner threw in the
towel, which these days
doesn’t count as a stoppage.
Earl hit back to floor the Aus-
tralian but his corner called
off the fight at the end of the
fifth with the Englishman
taking too much punishment
and with a cut opening above
his left eye.

at
es

THE MIAMI HERALD | MiamiHerald.com _

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BASKETBALL

NBA | DUNK CONTEST

Boston’s Green wins dunking crown



Washington 29 21 580 - 5:5 W-1 19-7 10-14 20-10 |
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Toronto 29 24 «547. - «82 W-2 19-7 10-17 20-10 LAS VEGAS — Boston’s Gerald Green
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Detroit 319 627-82 Ll i7-10 15-9 22-10 |. the first round before that lengthy final leap Celtics leaps
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‘Phoenix 39 13. 750 - 55 L-3 20-6 19-7 19-10 | pion Dee Brown — and shielding his eyes in because those guys had the creativity andthe slam, Howard reached nearly to the top of
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Golden'state 25 29 463 15 46 Wl 19-9 6-20 13-17 | Brown’s memorable no-look dunk. out with something they never did before, face onto the glass — 12 feet, 6 inches off the

55. 13 | (and) hopefully they could give me a score.” ground, according to Nelson.

Green easily won over the five-man
judges’ panel of Michael Jordan, Julius Erv-
ing, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant and
Vince Carter — particularly when Robinson,
the diminutive 2006 champion, missed nine

15-12. 7-17) 12-21

Green initially planned to jump over a life-
size cardboard cutout of the 5-foot-9 Robin-
son before the New York guard volunteered
to stand in for his stand-in.

Green and Robinson eliminated Orlando’s
Dwight Howard and Chicago’s Tyrus
‘Thomas in the first round, even though the

Saturday’s results 1
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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Harding scores 29
for No. 1 Duke

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
Lindsey Harding scored 20 of
her career-high 29 points in
the first half, and No. 1 Duke
disappointed a sellout crowd

by defeating No. 6 Maryland.
69-57 Sunday night to remain.

undefeated and clinch the
Atlantic Coast Conference
regular-season title.

Carrem Gay added 14
points for the Blue Devils
(28-0, 13-0), and Alison Bales
had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Duke took control late in the
first half and never trailed
over the final 25 minutes in
beating the defending national
champions for the second time

. this season.

Crystal Langhorne had 15
points and 12 rebounds for the
Terrapins (25-4, 9-4), and Mar-
issa Coleman had 12 points, 10
rebounds and six assists.

The crowd of 17,950
matched the largest single-
game attendance in ACC his-
tory, set earlier this season
when the Terrapins hosted
North Carolina.

Duke led by as many as 13
points in the second half. After
Maryland got within seven,
the Blue Devils kept the Terra-
pins scoreless for nearly 4
minutes. ;

Harding went 9-for-10 from
the floor in the first half and
finished 12-for-20. Her previ-
ous career high was 28, set in
the Blue Devils’ 81-62 win over

“-. Maryland last month.

The 57 points were the few-
‘ est Maryland has scored this
season; the previous low came
in the first game against the
Blue Devils.

e No. 2 North Carolina
93, Miami 70: Ivory Latta
scored 21 points as the hosts
beat Miami.

Camille Little scored 13
points, and Erlana Larkins
added 13 points and 13
rebounds for the Tar Heels
(26-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Con-
ference), who were coming off
a 72-65 loss to unranked North
Carolina State on Friday.

The Tar Heels took out
their frustrations on the Hurri-
canes (lJ-17, 2-11), shooting
nearly 46 percent, never trail-
-. ing and leading by as many as

* 35.

North Carolina overcame
Maurita Reid’s 28 points by
scoring the first 13 points of
the game and remaining in
control the rest of the way.

e No. 24 Michigan St.
62, No. 4 Ohio St. 59: In
Columbus, Ohio, Michigan
State’s 6-foot-9 Allyssa
DeHaan scored 25 points to
help the Spartans end Ohio
State’s 17-game winning
streak.

Rene Haynes had a steal
and two free throws in the
final seconds to seal the vic-
tory for the Spartans (21-6, 12-2
Big Ten).

Ohio State (24-2, 13-1) was

trying to clinch a share of its
third straight Big Ten title. But
DeHaan negated two-time
conference player of the year
Jessica Davenport, who was in
foul trouble throughout and
finished with 16 points on

5-of-13 shooting for the Buck-

eyes.
e No. 8 George Wash-

ington 64, Saint Louis 47: In

St. Louis, Kimberly Beck and
Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 16
points apiece and George
Washington overcame poor
shooting to defeat Saint Louis
and win its 16th straight game.

Jessica Adair added 11
points and 10 rebounds for the
Colonials (23-2, 12-0 Atlantic
10), who entered the game
shooting 44.1 percent in league
play, but managed just 35 per-
cent against the Billikens.

e No. 10 Arizona State
80, UCLA 69: In Los Angeles,
Briann January had a career-
high 22 points with nine
assists and six steals to lead
Arizona State over UCLA for
the Sun Devils’ sixth straight
victory.

Emily Westerberg and Dan-
ielle Orsillo added 12 points
apiece for Arizona State (25-3,
15-2 Pacific-10), which remains
a half-game behind first-place
Stanford in the conference
race. .

e No. 11 Georgia 62,
Auburn 55: Reserve Janese
Hardrick scored 20 points,
including four free throws in
the final minute, to help the
visitors collect their fourth
straight victory.

Hardrick was 3-of-5 on
3-pointers for Georgia (23-5,
10-3 Southeastern Confer-
ence), which led 34-28 at half-
time. Tasha Humphrey added
14 points and Christy Marshall
had 12.

e No. 12 Vanderbilt 83,
South Carolina 65: In Nash-
ville, Tenn., Caroline Williams
scored a career-high 26 points
to lead Vanderbilt past South
Carolina for its sixth straight
victory.

The Commodores (23-4, 9-3
Southeastern Conference)
have not trailed or been tied
since a Feb. 1 game at Ken-
tucky.

e No. 15 Baylor 71, Texas
56: In Waco, Texas, Latara
Darrett scored 17 points and
Angela Tisdale added 12 to lift
Baylor over Texas.

Bernice Mosby and Jhasmin
Player added 10 points apiece
for the Lady Bears (23-4, 10-3
Big 12), who have won four
straight.

e No. 16 Purdue 69, Wis-
consin 60: In Madison, Wis.,
Katie Gearlds scored a school-
record 4] points to lift Purdue
over Wisconsin.

Gearlds scored 14 of the
final 15 points for the Boiler-
makers (23-5, 12-2 Big Ten).

Mariah Dunham led the
Badgers (18-10, 7-8) with 16
points.



SARAH CONRAD/AP

REACHING OUT: GW’s Kenan Cole gets possession of a
loose ball before St. Louis’ Tyler Mcllwraith, left, and
Theresa Lisch in the second half of their game Sunday.

e No. 25 James Madison
71, Northeastern $7: In Bos-
ton, Meredith Alexis had 25
points and 13 rebounds to lead
James Madison past North-
eastern for its 16th straight
win.

Lesley Dickinson made five
3-pointers and finished with 15
points for James Madison
(24-2, 15-0 Colonial Athletic
Association).

SATURDAY’S GAMES

e Connecticut 82, Pitts-
burgh 68: Charde Houston
scored 23 points as the hosts
secured at least a share of its
first Big East regular-season
championship in three years.

e No. 9 Stanford 74,
Oregon 56: In Eugene, Ore.,
Jayne Appel had 18 points and
ll rebounds and Candice Wig-
gins scored 17 points for Stan-
ford.

e No. 13 Texas A&M 62,
Oklahoma 60: In Stillwater,
Okla., Takia Starks hit a
jumper with 0.3 seconds
remaining to help Texas AXM
survive another scare from
Oklahoma State.

The Cowgirls, who lost ona
free throw with the same
amount of time remaining in
the teams’ previous meeting
this season, rallied from six
points down in the final 3 min-
utes to tie the game on Maria
Cordero’s layup with 23 sec-
onds left.

e No. 14 Oklahoma 70,
Texas Tech 67: In Lubbock,
Texas, Jenna Plumley scored a

. career-high 22 points for Okla-

homa.

e No. 18 Bowling Green
85, Buffalo 44: In Amherst,
N.Y., Megan Thorburn scored
22 points to help Bowling
Green clinch the Mid-Ameri-
can Conference East Division
title.

e Missouri 65, No. 19
Nebraska 53: In Lincoln,
Neb., EeTisha Riddle scored 14
of her 16 points in the second
half to lead Missouri.

Carlynn Savant led Mis-
souri (16-10, 4-9) with 17 points
and 13 rebounds. Tiffany
Brooks scored the first 11
points of the game for Mis-
souri and did not score again.

Kelsey Griffin had 16 points

for Nebraska (21-6, 9-4 Big 12), "|

which lost consecutive games
for the first time this season.
Kiera Hardy finished with 12.

e No. 21 Marquette 65,
No. 20 Louisville 54: In Mil-
waukee, Christina Quaye
scored 20 points and Krystal
Ellis added 19 to lead Mar-
quette to the win.

The Golden Eagles (22-4,
10-3 Big East) led 34-30 at half-
time and opened the second
half with a 12-1 run.

Angel McCoughtry scored
19 of her 29 points in the first
half for Louisville (22-5, 8-5).
She also had 10 rebounds.

e No. 22 California 67,
Oregon State 61 (2OT): In
Corvallis, Ore., Ashley Walker
had 18 points, including a key
layup in the second overtime
for California.

The Golden Bears (20-7,
10-6 Pacific-10) earned its first
20-win season since the
1991-92 team went 20-9.

It was the seventh straight
loss for the Beavers (8-17, 3-13),
who were coming off a 70-55
loss to No. 9 Stanford on
Thursday night. Casey Nash,
playing in her final home game
at Oregon State, scored 25
points.

e No. 23 Rutgers 62, Vil-
lanova 32: Essence Carson
had 16 points and 12 rebounds,
and Heather Zurich added a
career-high 13 points to lead
the visitors.

‘Ohio State rolls

toward No. |

MINNEAPOLIS — (AP)
— Greg Oden and No. 2 Ohio
State hardly broke a sweat in
beating Minnesota 85-67
Sunday, putting the Buck-
eyes in position for their first

No. ] ranking in 45 years., .....

Oden had 19 points nine

rebounds and two blocks and:
Ron Lewis added:l6 points. «

Mike Conley Jr. finished with
10 assists and five steals for
Ohio State.

Lawrence McKenzie was

a force for the Gophers, but *

his 22 points weren’t near
enough against a deep and
talented opponent. The
Gophers lost their fifth
straight and 10th in their last
12.

The No. 1 ranking in the
AP Top 25 is up for grabs
after top-ranked Florida lost
at Vanderbilt on Saturday
night, but Ohio State isn’t the
only team to have a legiti-
mate claim.

In pounding the over-
matched Gophers (9-18, 3-10),
Ohio State (24-3, 12-1 Big
Ten) won its llth game in a
row and is looking for its first
No. 1 ranking since Jerry
Lucas, John Havlicek and a
sub named Bob Knight led
the Buckeyes into -the
national championship game
against Cincinnati in 1962.

The Buckeyes’ only Big
Ten loss this season is to No.
3 Wisconsin (26-2), which
travels to Columbus for a
showdown with Ohio State
in the regular season finale

next Sunday.

Fifth-ranked UCLA (23-3)
also could make the jump to
No. 1 after soundly beating
No. 19 Arizona 81-66 on Sat-
urday.

e Arizona St. 68, No.
22 USC 58: In Tempe, Ariz.,
Jeff Pendergraph had 14
points and 15 rebounds as
Arizona State beat No. 22
Southern California, snap-
ping a school-record 15-game
losing streak.

The Sun Devils beat a
ranked opponent for the first
time since March 20, 2003,
when they defeated No. 19
Memphis in the first round of
the NCAA tournament.

Trailing 32-23 with 15:15 to
play, the Sun Devils out-
scored USC 24-7 to take a
47-39 lead with 6 minutes to
go, then hung on for the win.

Derek Glasser added 14
points for Arizona State
(7-19, 1-14 Pac-10), which
avoided becoming the first
team to go winless in the
Pac-l0 since the conference
expanded in 1978-79.

Gabe Pruitt scored 22
points 2nd Lodrick Stewart
added 18 for the Trojans
(19-8, 9-5), who have lost two
of three.

USC was coming off an
80-75 victory at Arizona, its
first win in Tucson since



ANN HEISENFELT/AP
UP AND OVER: Ohio State’s
Ron Lewis shoots over
Minnesota’s Brandon
Smith on Sunday.

1985. But the Trojans strug-
gled to adjust to ASU’s
smothering zone defense,
shooting 36.2 percent from
the floor and committing 16
turnovers.

LATE SATURDAY

e No. 4 North Carolina
77, No. 21 Boston College
72: In Boston, Tyler Hans- -
brough scored 17 and Ty
Lawson had 13 points with
seven assists and six
rebounds to lead North Car-
olina.

Boston College had two
chances to tie it in the final
minutes. But Jared Dudley
missed all three free throws
after he was fouled trying a
3-pointer with 1:29 left. He
also missed a 3 when it was
75-72 with 10 seconds left,
and Lawson hit a pair of free
throws with seven seconds
remaining to ice it.

North Carolina (23-4, 9-3
Atlantic Coast Conference)
bounced back from Tuesday
night’s 81-80 overtime loss to
Virginia Tech and moved
into a first-place tie in the
conference, knocking BC
(18-8, 9-4) from the top spot.

Dudley scored 22 and
Tyrese Rice had 20 for the
Eagles, who lost to Duke on
Wednesday night. BC was
0-for-10 from 3-point range
in the second half and 3-for-9
from the line in the final 5:31.

e Louisville 61, No. 12
Marquette 59: In Milwau-
kee, Jerry Smith hit a
3-pointer as time expired to
give Louisville a comeback
victory and its second road
win of the week against a
ranked opponent.

Smith, a freshman, scored
all nine of his points on
3-pointers in the final 3:04 as
Louisville (19-8, 9-4) took
sole possession of third place
in the Big East.

Sosa scored 15 points and
freshman Derrick Caracter
had 14 points to lead Louis-
ville.

Jerel McNeal scored 18
points to lead Marquette.

Mn
‘6B | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19,2007



NHL EXTRA i

Bu uyers,

ho is going to buy
and who is going to
sell?
Not surprisingly, the Flyers
jumped into the seller’s line of
_NHL teams on Thursday when
they sent pending free agent
(and two-time Stanley Cup
champion) Peter Forsberg to



Nashville for a package of
players and draft picks.
* Who else joins Philadelphia
in that line will be determined
in the com-
ing days —
for some,
even hours..
The
NHL’s trade
deadline is
fast
approaching
— all deals
must be
handed in to
the league by 3 p.m. Feb. 27.
The Flyers and Predators got
their deal done early, giving
Forsberg more time to get
acquainted to his new team.
Since Philadelphia has been

out of contention for a playoff
spot since, well, the second
week of the season, trading so

early before the deadline
wasn’t much of a concern to
them. Other teams, however,
have to look at Feb. 27 with
some disdain.

Take the Panthers for
instance. Although one could
say with much certainty Flor-
ida won't make the playoffs for
the sixth consecutive season,
the team is enough of a tease
that management might not be
so quick to judge.

When the deadline
approaches, coach and general
manager Jacques Martin has to
look at what his team has,

what he is being offered and...

what his team needs to do
before making any decisions.
The Panthers will be in
Washington on Feb. 27, and
will have 19 games remaining.

NHL GAMES

INTERNATIONAL EDITION



“HOCKEY



BY GEORGE RICHARDS —





GEORGE WIDMAN/AP

GIVING UP: The Flyers
showed they are sellers in
the trade market, dealing
star Peter Forsberg.

If they are, say, eight points
out of a playoff spot with a
game against the Capitals
forthcoming, Martin might
decide that he believes the
Panthers still have a chance.

If Martin decides his team
is out of it, there will be plenty
of suitors lined uptotake
some of Florida’s veterans off
his hands.

“When you look at what’s
happened so far, it’s obvious
that Philly was out of it,” he
said. “What makes this diffi-

cult for a lot of people is there

are so many teams still in the
race. You have to be hesitant
to move guys if you think you
are still in the thick of it.

“Tf you are getting someone
who you think is going to help
the organization long-term,
well, you have to consider
doing that. The first priority is
to put the best team on the ice
and to make the playoffs.”

Florida is one of the more
attractive trading partners east

sellers line up

of St. Louis. Although the

. Blues have Bill Guerin and
“Keith Tkachuk to offer, the

Panthers have a number of

veteran players who might

make for a good postseason fit.
With so many teams in the

* Eastern Conference still con-

tending for playoff spots, look
for the bulk of the selling to
come from the West. Although
there might be as many as 14

-teams in the East who believe

they can make it when the
deadline comes, realistically,
there only are 10 teams in the
West in that situation.

Phoenix doesn’t appear to
be in the selling market
despite another disappointing
season because it has spent
time re-signing its players to
long-term deals.

And it could be that the
best trades already have been
made. The Predators must feel
pretty good about their deal,
and as long as Forsberg’s
crooked foot stays healthy,
they should.

Nashville might have the
best record in the NHL, but
now they finally have some
buzz. With one quick deal, the
Predators have jumped into
play with the big boys.

You see, as the trading
deadline nears, you're always
going to have one team with
its future in view, while others
can only look up the street a
bit. For Nashville, a serious
run to the Stanley Cup with a
healthy Forsberg would be
worth the price that it paid.

“Excitement isn’t a big
enough word to describe what
we're feeling,” Nashville’s

-Paul Kariya said.

“Everyone is so pumped up.

[Forsberg is] one of the best —

if not the best — players in the
world. To add him to our team
is pretty special.”

We'll see just how special
Forsberg is as the season rolls
to aclose.







GAME OF THE WEEK

e Capitals at
Penguins, 3:30
today (NBC): Pitts-
burgh’s Sidney
Crosby and Wash-
ington’s Alex
Ovechkin, hockey’s
two brightest stars,
resume their rivalry. Crosby,
20, headed into the weekend
holding the NHL lead in points
and assists. He’s seeking to
become the youngest scoring
champion in NHL history.
Ovechkin entered Friday sec-
ond in the league in goals and
fifth in points. 2

CATCHING UP WITH.
Panthers
assistant
Pierre Groulx

Q: You fillin
as the team’s
practice goalie,



get asa player?

A: When | was 20, | went to
a minor-pro tryout in Buffalo,
[N.Y.,] and earned a tryout
with Fort Worth [Texas] of the

PLUS

NOTHING EMPTY ABOUT SAKIC’S 600
Colorado captain Joe Sakic got

his 6OOth goal on Thursday night,

and even through it was scored into
"an empty net, don’t expect him to

toss it back. “An empty-netter isn’t
the prettiest to get,” Sakic told The Denver Post,
“but it still feels pretty good.” Sakic scored Nos.
599 and 600 in an impressive 7-5 victory at Cal-
gary. His the 17th player in NHL history to



accomplish the feat.

How fardidyou -

Central League. That was the
end of it, though. | got my fifth
concussion playing baseball,
and the doctor told me! had to
call it quits and get into coach-
ing.

Q: So, you must enjoy prac-
tices with the Panthers.

A: Oh, | do. | really enjoy

‘getting into it with the players.

| try and stay loose with it and
have fun with it. | have brag-
ging rights when | stop them. |
try my hardest and it’s a great
way to stay in shape. |’m just
out there for the fun of it, and it
loosens up the players. They
really get a kick out of me mak-
ing a big save.

Q: You get a chance to stop
NHL players all the time. Not
bad for someone who missed
his tryout in Fort Worth, right?

A: As a Canadian kid, your
dream when you first strap on
the skates when you are 4or5
is to be in the NHL. | wasn’t for-
tunate enough to be a player in
the league, but | have made it
as acoach. When | first filled in
when | was with Ottawa, it was
a big thrill. | was taking shots

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from Zdeno Chara, Wade Red-
den, Daniel Alfredsson, players
like that. Now | have guys like

Olli [Jokinen], Gary [Roberts] ‘
and the rest. It brings back
memories of being a little kid
dreaming of being in the NHL.
And get to get a hard work-

out from being out there. It’s a
tough hour.

Q: Fox Sports Net has
turned you into a TV star of
sorts. How far are you hoping
to go with that?

A: As far as it takes me
[laughs]. We'll see where it
goes. Actually, it’s nice what
they have done. A lot of people
don’t know what a video coach
does. Some people think |
carry a camera around with me
and just tape practices. Those
segments help people in Flor-
ida understand the game a lit-
tle deeper. Everyone here
knows football, basketball and
baseball because they've
grown up with it. Hockey is dif-
ferent.

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KOVALEV OUT FOR EXTENDED TIME
The struggling Canadiens got
some more bad news when it was
learned forward Alexei Kovalev will
miss at least three weeks because of
an elbow injury. Montreal went into
Saturday’s game against Carolina riding a five-
game losing streak and fading out of playoff
contention. On Thursday, Kovalev was adamant
that he wasn’t faking an injury; on Feb. 10, he ;
was benched for the third period of a loss ,

against Ottawa.

LIGHTNING HOPING TO STAY HOT



sion.

Tampa Bay is one of the hottest
teams in the league, and with the
trade deadline approaching, general
manager Jay Feaster said he hopes
to improve the team without having
to give much up. “There is nobody in that locker
room that | am anxious to see leave,” Feaster
told The St. Petersburg Times. “I like this group
very much. If we had to start the postseason
tomorrow, | have no problem going with the
group we have.” In the past seven weeks head-
ing into Saturday’s game in Sunrise, the Light-
ning has gone from being 13th in the league to
competing for the lead in the Southeast Divi-



ANOTHER SETBACK FOR SABRES

The Sabres keep winning, only
the victories have been costly. Ina
three-game span, Buffalo lost four
key players to injuries. In Thursday’s
victory over Edmonton, the Sabres
lost right wing Maxim Afinogenov for at least six
weeks because of a broken bone in his wrist.
Also, center Jiri Novotny injured his ankle. On
Feb. 7, the Sabres lost Paul Gaustad for the sea-
son and defenseman Jaroslav Spacek was lost
for a month because of a broken hand. “It’s
going to be tougher,” coach Lindy Ruff told The
Buffalo (N.Y.) News. “It’s going to make things a

lot tougher. We’re going to have to dig in.”

Malkin overcomes bad angle to score, give Penguins a victory

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni
Malkin scored a bad-angle
goal to give Pittsburgh the lead
in another tightly played game
against Washington and the
streaking Penguins won their -
sixth in a row by beating the
Capitals 3-2 Sunday.

The Penguins have gained
at least a point in 16 consecu-
tive games, going 14-0-2 —
their longest run since an 18-
game run that ended the

1992-93 season and included
their league-record 17-game
winning streak. The surprise is
that NHL scoring leader Sid-
ney Crosby, who has 91 points,
is slumping with only one goal
in 10 games.

Instead, Malkin has keyed
the run with 10 goals and 16
assists in 17 games.

Until Washington’ s Alexan-
der Semin scored in the final
minute, the game resembled

Pittsburgh’s 2-0 victory over,

NHL STANDINGS .

EASTERN CONFERENCE







Note: Two points for a win, one

SOUTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME _— AWAY DIV
TampaBay 33 24 «2+=«1 «69191 183 16-13-0-0 17-11-2-1 — 13-7-1-0
Atlanta 30 22 6 3 69185 194 14-9-3-2 16-13-31 12-4-4-1
Carolina 30 24 «3 «4 67185 192 15-11-13 15-13-21 —13-6-0-2
Florida 23:26 5 6 57170 195 16-10-2-1 7-16-35 6-11-2-0
Washington 23 27 2 7 55177206 14-12-1-3 | 9-15-14 8-11-1-2
ATLANTIC | WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME ~— AWAY_—_sOIV
New Jersey 36 17 0 6 78160 140 21-6-0-4 15-11-0-2 16-5-0-1
Pittsburgh © 32,:«17,s 4 S573. 203 181 = 18-B-2-214-9-2-3.15-5-1-1
NY. Islanders 28 23 4 4 64171 165 14-10-3-1 14-13-1-3 10-9-2-0
NY. Rangers 29 25 3 2 63175 170 12-13-30 17-12-0-2 9-10-0-1
Philadelphia 16 34 3 5 40151 215 5-16-34 11-18-0-1 4-14-1-4
NORTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME _—_ AWAY DIV
Buffalo 39 15 2 3 83217 168 20-7-1-2 19-B-1-1 —12-8-1-2
Ottawa 3422 2 1 71200 157 18-11-1-1 16-11-1-0 — 15-9-0-1
Toronto 29 22 3 5 66191 192 12-12-2-3 17-10-1-2 10-8-2-2
Montreal 29 25 1 5 64170 179 17-12-0-3 12-13-1-2 —_10-8-0-4
Boston 27 26 «1 «3 58161 209 16-12-0-2 11-14-1-1 11-12-0-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY _iDIV
Detroit 38 16 3 3 82185 145 21-3-1-2 17-13-2-1—12-4-1-1
Nashville 39 18 2 1 81202 151 21-5-2-1 18-13-0-0 —_17-5-1-0
St. Louis 25 26 5 4 59155 181 14-15-21 11-11-33 10-12-2-2
Chicago 22 28 2 7 53147 179 11-13-1-3 11-15-1-4 10-12-1-0
Columbus 23 31 2 3 51146 182 14-14-1-2 9-17-11 7-13-0-2
NORTHWEST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV
Vancouver. 33.21 +1 +3 70152 146 18-9-1-1 15-12-0-2. 12-11-0-1
Calgary 31 20 3 5 70 188 158 24-6-0-1 7-14-34 —12-6-1-2
Minnesota © 32:«23-«d1~Ss« 469-171 156 20-5-1-3 12-18-0-1 9-612
Edmonton 28 26 3 2 61160 171 18-1l-1-1 10-15-2-1 9-12-10
Colorado 28 26 2 2 60186 182 16-13-1-2 12-13-1-0 —10-8-1-0
PACIFIC) oo W Ey (OL. SUBS -GE G8. NOME 2 AWAY ON
Anaheim 35 16 2 7 79193 155 185-15 17-11-1-2 15-5-0-2
San Jose 36 22 0 1 73178 150 18-11-0-1 18-11-0-0 12-11-0-1
Dallas 35 21 0 2 72158 142 19-9-0-1 16-12-0-1 —_17-6-0-0
Phoenix 25 31 2 1 53 159 203 13-13-2-0 12-18-0-1 — 7-13-2-1
Los Angeles 20 31 5 5 50170 211 11-12-4-4 9-19-1-1 —7-14-0-3

point for a tie and overtime loss

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Sunday’s results

Dallas 5, San Jose 2

Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2
N.Y. Rangers 2, Chicago 1

St. Louis 5, Minnesota 3
Montreal 3, Columbus 2

Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)
Col. at Vanc., late

Tonight’s games

Pitt. at Islanders,
Phoenix at N’ville, 6
Boston at Phil., 7

Saturday’s results
1 Philadelphia 5, Rangers 3



Ottawa 5, Atlanta 3

Boston 4, Buffalo 3 (SO) |

Carolina 5, Montreal 3
Toronto 4, Edmonton 3

New Jersey 2, Islanders 0
Florida 5, Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Minnesota 4, Nashville 1
Detroit 4, Phoenix 1

C. 5, Colorad:

Washington on Feb. 3.

Namely, more tight checking

and hitting than scoring by -

teams with offensive reputa-
tions and a number of top

young scorers.

Mark Recchi and Maxime
Talbot added goals for the
Penguins, and Richard Zednik
also scored for the Capitals.

e Stars 5, Sharks 2: In
Dallas, Mike Ribeiro and Jere
Lehtinen each scored two
goals, Darryl Sydor added
three assists and Marty Turco
made 17 saves to help Dallas
beat San Jose.

After consecutive shutouts,
the Sharks ended their team-
record scoreless streak at 190
minutes, 22 seconds on Mark
Bell’s power-play deflection at
1:52 of the third period.

Stu Barnes added a goal and
Lehtinen’s empty-netter with
1:35 left was his second of the
game to help the Stars
improve to 9-3-1 in their last 13
games, including a 6-1-1 run at
home. Dallas has 72 points,
one behind second-place San

. Jose in the Pacific Division.

Mike Grier also scored for
the Sharks and Evgeni Nabo-
kov had 16 saves for San Jose,
which lost its third straight to
begin the second half of a sea-
son-long eight-game road trip.

e Rangers 2, Black-
hawks 1: In New York, Martin
Straka and Marcel Hossa
scored 10 minutes apart in the

‘first period and New York
. beat Chicago without Brendan

Shanahan.

The 38-year-old forward
was released from the hospital
just hours before the game

|: after spending the night under
' ‘@bservation for a concussion.

Shanahan was knocked uncon-
scious Saturday during a 5-3
home loss to Philadelphia after
colliding with Flyers forward
Mike Knuble. It is unknown
how long Shanahan will be
sidelined, but he won't play for
at least a week.

Rangers goalie Henrik

. Lundqvist stopped 21 shots.

Martin Havlat scored late in
the second period for Chicago,
which hadn’t played on Broad-
way since a win on Dec. Il,
2002.



GENE PUSKAR/AP

TRIPPED UP: Washington’s Alexander Semin, center, is

‘ tripped by Pittsburgh’s Rob Scuderi, right, ona

third-period breakaway in front of Penguins goalie
Jocelyn Thibault on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

e Blues 5, Wild 3: In St.

‘Louis, rookie David Backes

scored twice and Jay McCle-
ment had a goal and an assist
to help St. Louis win its third
straight.

After Marian Gaborik tied
the score at 2 with 1.8 seconds
left in the opening period, St.
Louis pulled away with three
goals in the second.

Jamal Mayers opened the
scoring with a short-handed
goal in the first period, Keith

Tkachuk also scored and
Manny Legace made 33 saves
for the Blues.

Adam Hall and Pavol Demi-
tra also scored for the Wild,
who had won eight of their
previous 10 road games.

e Canadiens 3, Blue
Jackets 2: In Columbus,
Ohio, Michael Ryder and Saku
Koivu each had a goal and an
assist as Montreal snapped a
season-worst six-game losing
streak.

Francis Bouillon also
scored for the Canadiens, who
moved into a tie with Toronto

for the eighth playoff seed in.

the Eastern Conference.
Rookie Jaroslav Halak was
vying to become the fourth
Montreal goalie to register a
shutout in his first NHL start
until Columbus scored twice
in a 3:03 span late in the third
period on goals by Nikolai
Zherdev and Gilbert Brule.
The Blue Jackets have lost
six of their last eight games.

e Kings 4, Ducks 3 (SO):
In Anaheim, Calif., Lubomir
Visnovsky scored in the sixth
round of a shootout to give
Los Angeles the victory.

The Ducks beat the Kings
in a shootout a night earlier.

Teemu Selanne had a goal
— his club-record 301st with
Anaheim — and two assists in
the rematch.

Los Angeles’ Michael Cam-
malleri had a goal and two
assists, and now has 11 goals
and 15 assists in his last 19
games.

Visnovsky beat goalie Jean-
Sebastien Giguere with a shot
between the pads to finally
settle it after a scoreless over-
time period.

Visnovsky scored his 15th
goal in regulation and assisted
on Cammalleri’s 24th.

The Ducks outshot the
Kings nearly 2-to-l, getting off
42 shots at Sean Burke, while
Giguere faced 24.

Anaheim, which never led,
tied the score for the third
time on Ryan Getzlafs power-
play goal midway through the
third period after Derek Arm-
strong gave Los Angeles a 3-2
lead at 3:49 of the period.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

e Flyers 5, Rangers 3: In
New York, Scottie Upshall
scored a key goal in his Phila-
delphia debut and the physical
Flyers beat the Rangers 5-3 on
Saturday in a game that saw

New York’s Brendan Shana-
han taken off the ice on a

stretcher after a collision with
Mike Knuble. ;

e Senators 5, Thrashers
3: In Ottawa, Dean McAm-
mond scored with just more
than 4 minutes remaining in
regulation to cap a third-pe-
riod comeback and lift Ottawa
to its fourth straight victory
overall and first in three
games against Atlanta this sea-
son.

e@ Devils 2, Islanders O:
In Uniondale, N.Y., Martin
Brodeur stopped 26 shots in
his NHL-best lth shutout of
the season and third against
the Islanders to lead New Jer-
sey.

e Hurricanes 5, Cana-
diens 3: In Montreal, Rod
Brind’Amour scored his sec-
ond goal of the game, and the
400th of his career, late in the
second period to lift Carolina.

e Maple Leafs 4, Oilers
3: In Toronto, Mats Sundin
and John Pohl and each scored
twice and Toronto held on to
beat Edmonton.

e Bruins 4, Sabres 3
(SO): In Buffalo, N.Y., Petr
Tenkrat scored the lone shoot-
out goal to lift Boston.

e Panthers 5, Lightning
4 (OT): In Sunrise, Fla.,
Nathan Horton scored the
winning goal 29 seconds into
overtime for Florida.

e Wild 4, Predators 1: In
Nashville, Tenn., Marian
Gaborik broke a 1-1 tie with a
power-play goal at 11:59 of the
third period, and Minnesota
ruined Peter Forsberg’s Nash-
ville debut.

e Red Wings 4, Coyotes
1: In Glendale, Ariz., Henrik
Zetterberg had his first career
hat trick to lead Detroit to a
four-game season-series
sweep of Phoenix.

e Flames 5, Avalanche
2: In Calgary, Alberta, Kristian
Huselius scored twice and
neatly set up Dion Phaneuf’s
tiebreaking goal to lead Cal-
gary.

e Ducks 3, Kings 2 (SO):
In Los Angeles, Corey Perry
scored through Mathieu Gar-
on’s legs in a shootout for Ana-
heim.


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MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Kevin Harvick is showered by confetti while standing on his car in Victory Lane. Harvick charged to the lead after be

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* DAYTONA 500

But the thing weighing
most on everyone’s Mind was
the frantic finish, and the
pileup that altered it. Two late
wrecks shook up the field, tak-
ing out more than more than

10 cars. After runner-up Mar-
-' tin, Jeff Burton, Mike Wallace,
-David Ragan, Elliott Sadler,
Kasey Kahne, David Gilliland,
Joe Nemechek and Jeff Gor-
don rounded out the top 10.

With four laps left, Jamie
McMurray spun out and col-
lected Dale Earnhardt Jr.,

. Ricky Rudd and Martin Truex
’ Jr., resulting in a red flag that
stopped the race for more
than 11 minutes to clean up the
wreckage. During the final
lap, as Harvick surged from

. 7+ sixth place to the lead, a huge

pileup ensued as cars fought
tor position.

“A bunch of demons came
out when it got dark,” Harv-
ick, 31, said. “I knew I was
going to be the bad guy there

at the end with [sentimental .

.', favorite] Mark leading. But

‘>. we just held the pedal down.

-" and hoped for the best.”

As Childress watched, he
had to close his eyes some
because of the melee

But he saw enough to real-
ize, “This had to be the wil-
dest Daytona 500 I’ve ever
watched.”

Martin seized the lead on
Lap 176 and thought he was
poised for the most monu-
‘mental victory of his career.
He has been a perennial
bridesmaid, so it was only fit-
ting that he fell short.

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BY A NOSE: Kevin Harvick surges past Mark Martin at the finish line, denying Martin's bid for first Daytona 500 title.

as a part-time driver for Ginn
Racing, but it was his 23rd
crack at this race. He was
upset that he wasted his best
chance to win, but wanted no
sympathy.

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said. “I let it slip away, slip
through my fingers and I’m
fine with that.”
Moments later, Martin, 48,
added: “Nobody wants to hear
a grown man cry. I’m not
going to cry about it.”
Several late wrecks paved
the way for Harvick and Mar-
tin’s duel. With 48 laps left,
leader Tony Stewart wiggled
and second-place Kurt Busch
clipped him, ending the run of
the two strongest cars in the
race; Stewart finished 43rd
and Busch wound.up 4lst.
Jimmie Johnson, who won
the Daytona 500 and the Cup
championship last year, spun
out about 20 laps later, rele-
gating him to a 39th-place fin-
ish. Then Earnhardt Jr., who
had been running in the top 10
with 20 laps left, got collected
in a crash, dropping him to
32nd.
The late crashes opened
the door for Harvick, who had
been slowed by a hole in the



JONATHAN FERRY/GETTY IMAGES

WILD RIDE: The car driven by Clint Bowyer skids along the
track after a last-lap accident. He was not injured.

nose of his No. 29 Chevrolet.
He fell back to 29th with 20
laps remaining but weaved his
way to the front.

After dominating a day ear-
lier in the season-opening
Busch race, in which he led
the final 42 laps, Harvick

bided his time before making
a late push past front-running
Martin, Kyle Busch, Greg
Biffle, Gilliland and Sadler.
Harvick, who won the
Busch championship last sea-
son and finished fifth in the
Cup series, smiled but showed

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DAYTONA 500
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

RESULTS

At Daytona Speedway, Daytona
DRIVER, CAR LAPS, WINNINGS

1. Kevin Harvick, Chevy 202, $1,510,469
2. Mark Martin, Chevy 202, $1,102,258



3, Jeff Burton, Chevy 202, $819,216
4, Mike Wallace, Chevy 202, $615,658
5. David Ragan, Ford 202, $529,350

6. Elliott Sadler, Dodge
7. Kasey Kahne, Dodge

202, $407,153
202, $386,074

8. David Gilliland, Ford 202, $374,764
9. Joe Nemechek, Chevy 202, $302,008
10. Jeff Gordon, Chevy 202, $371,679

202, $294,758
202, $308,541
202, $280,657
202, $265,375.
202, $268,475
202, $262,675

11. David Stremme, Dodge

12. JJ. Yeley, Chevy

13. Reed Sorenson, Dodge

14. Boris Said, Ford

15. Robby Gordon, Ford

16. Johnny Sauter, Chevy

17. Sterling Marlin, Chevy 202, $266,483

18. Clint Bowyer, Chevy 202, $275,500

19, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge 202, $299,483
20

20. Casey Mears, Chevy 92, $275,225
21. Bobby Labonte, Dodge 202, $300,436
22. Dale Jarrett, Toyota 202, $259,575
23. Carl Edwards, Ford 202, $273,383
24. Kyle Busch, Chevy 202. $276,858
25. Greg Biffle, Ford 202, $276,075
26. Ricky Rudd, Ford 202, $293,091
27. Matt Kenseth, Ford 202, $309,099
28. Denny Hamlin, Chevy * 201, $279,175
29. Martin Truex Jr., Chevy 291, $290,820
30. Michael Waltrip, Toyota 200, $258,050

accident, $265,058
accideni, $315,733
195, $262,583
parked, $259,900
accident, $271,189
accident, $259,025
179, $259,158
accident, $283,233
accident, $298,886
accident, $249,583
accident, $300,816
accident, $248,050
accident, $334,931

31. Jamie McMurray, Ford
32, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy
33. Tony Raines, Chevy

34. Dave Blaney, Toyota

35. Kenny Schrader, Ford

36, Jeff Green, Chevy

37. Scott Riggs, Dodge

38. Ryan Newman, Dodge
39. Jimmie Johnson, Chevy
40. David Reutimann, Toyota
41, Kurt Busch, Dodge

42. Kyle Petty, Dodge

43. Tony Stewart, Chevy

RACE STATISTICS

Time of Race: 3 hours 22 minutes, 54 seconds.

ara of Victory: 0.020 seconds.

Caution Flags: Six for 24 laps.

Lead Changes: 13 among nine driver.

Lap Leaders: D.Gilliland 1-18, Ku.Busch 19-48;

T.Stewart 49-80; K.Harvick 81-83; Ku.Busch

84-127; R.Newman 128; Ku.Busch 129-149;

T.Stewart 150-152; Ky.Busch 153-156; M.Truex Jr.
157-168; M.Kenseth 169-174; M.Truex Jr. 175;
M.Martin 76-201; K.Harvick 202.

Leaders Summary: Ku.Busch, 3 times for 95 laps;

T.Stewart 2 times for 35 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for

26 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 18 laps; M.Truex Jr.

2 times for 13 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 6 laps:
K.Harvick 2 times for 4 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for

4 laps; RNewman, 1 timhe for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1

time for 1 lap.

Point Standings: 1. K.Harvick, 190, 2. M.Martin,
175, 3. J.Burton, 165, 4. M.Wallace, 160. 5. D.Ra-
an, 155. 6. D.Gilliland, 147, 7. J.Nemechek, 138. 8.
Gordon, 134. 9. D.Stremme, 130. 10. J.Yeley, 127.

little emotion as he recounted
one of the most dizzying fin-
ishes in his career.

As they posed for pictures
and celebrated, Harvick said
Childress kept looking at him
and saying, “Man this is the
Daytona 500, can you believe
it? It’s the Daytona 500.”

Childress, who admitted
the victory hadn’t “sunk in,”
predicted he would wake up
in the middle of the night and
scream.

Childress, who won six
Cup championships with
Earnhardt, offered a little pre-
view as he summed up in his
emotions as he_ yelped,
“Whoooo.”









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a goal each for Valencia. Ronaldinho had a
goal late in the game for visiting Barcelona.

Angulo met a low cross from David Villa to
open the scoring in the 52nd minute. He set up
Silva for the second goal three minutes later
after his shot was stopped by Barcelona

CARNATION
EVAPORATED

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League leaders.
Barcelona lose



‘Miguel Angel Angulo and David Silva scored .

TRIBUNE SPORTS.

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after Valencia captain David Albelda and |||
Barcelona midfielder Deco were red: carded, ay
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SHANE GIBSON last night
bowed to political pressure as he
stepped down from the Cabinet -
while at the same time vehement-
ly denying he had done anything
wrong.

Speaking in a personal address
on ZNS last night, the former min-
ister attributed his decision to the
well-being of his family: “My
entire family have suffered
enough. For far too long they have
had to listen to oné lie after anoth-
er. It can only get worse,” he said.

Mr Gibson’s resignation follows
a string of stories relating to the
granting of permenant residency

to the late US celebrity Anna .
Nicole Smith and the extent of -

their relationship. He referred to
the nature of the stories as “char-

_acter assassination” and pledged

that he would be “seeking a com-
plete vindication”. ‘

He added that his continued
presence on the front line of poli-
tics would make it more difficult
for the government to deliver their
message and said that his time in
the Cabinet had been “a rare priv-
ilege”.

Mr Gibson went on to say that
he is particularly proud of his
achievements both in the min-
istries of Immigration and Labour.

Finishing his address, Mr Gib-
son apologised for anything he had
“said, done or perceived to have
said or done” which had caused
offence.

Prime Minister Perry Christie,
speaking immediately after Mr
Gibson’s address, said he had
accepted Mr Gibson’s resignation
“with profound sadness and deep-
est regret” and had lost one of his
“ablest ministers”.

Mr Christie said that Mr Gib-

well-being of family

son’s “dynamism, organisational
prowess, and sense of urgency”
were evident throughout his stew-
ardship. ‘

The Prime Minister also praised
Mr Gibson’s “tough, no nonsense
approach” while at the Ministry
of Immigration and the number
of houses built under his direction
while at the Ministry of Housing.

Mr Christie said he will be mak-
ing an announcement on ministe-
rial appointments today.

Earlier in the day, Mr Christie
said that Shane Gibson must be

- Jeft to do the right thingand tie isâ„¢
‘certain that he “would do it immi-

nently.”
Mr Christie made the statement
on Gems 105.9 FM’s talk show

“Tell It Like It Is”, hosted by for- ....

mer attorney general Sean
McWeeny.

He said that prime ministers
have the responsibility of ensur-
ing that ministers understand their
own duties and responsibilities and
that sometimes, even in the most
innocent of circumstances, they
have to make a decision.

“J am satisfied that Shane.Gib-
son is fully aware of how he must
go about making the fight to
remove this stain that they have
purposefully put on him. I know
and I believe that he is aware that
he must do the right thing,” the
prime minister said.

However, he said that the
Bahamas will have to see exactly
what that is because he owes Mr
Gibson that much. ~

“T can tell that a week ago in
discussions with me I was satisfied
I did not have to invite him to do
anything because he was a man
who understood his obligation to
his country, who understood his
obligation to his political family

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Tribune Staff Reporter

MINISTER Shane Gibson
had planned to stage a protest
demonstration in front of The
Tribune this week, but the
plan fell through because of a
lack of participants, according

‘to an inside source.

The source, who spoke on
the condition of anonymity,
said Immigration and Labour
Minister Shane Gibson was
trying to gather 100 persons
from his Golden Gates Con-
stituency to call for the boy-

cott of “John Marquis and

The Tribune”.

The source said members of
Minister Gibson's campaign
team were knocking on doors
and calling persons on the
telephone because they want-
ed to get at least 100 con-
stituents to participate in the

















protest, which was to take
place within the next week.

However, the source said,
the protest was put off
because Minister Gibson was
having problems finding 100
“committed” constituents to
participate:

At 9 o’clock last night Mr
Gibson announced his resig-
nation from Cabinet “with
immediate effect,” apologis-
ing to the Bahamian people if
he had in any way offended
them. He also apologised for
any damage that he might
have done his country.”

The current scandal regard-
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‘federal minimum wage by
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with the needs of businesses
that employ low-wage work-
ers.

A top priority of Democrats,
the wage hike has both real and
symbolic consequences. It
would be one of the first major
legislative successes of the new
Democratic-controlled Con-
gress.

“Passing this wage hike rep-
resents a small but necessary
step to help lift America’s
working poor out of the ditch-
es of poverty and onto the road
toward economic prosperity,”

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said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-
Mass.

President Bush urged the
House to support the measure,
including the tax help for small
business. He said, “The Senate
has taken a step toward helping
maintain a strong and dynamic
labor market and promoting
continued economic growth.”

The bill must now be recon-
ciled with the House version
passed Jan. 10 that contained
no tax provisions. House
Democrats have insisted they
want a minimum wage bill with
no strings attached, though

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some have conceded the diffi-
culty of passing the legislation
in the Senate without tax
breaks.

Republicans stressed the
importance of the business tax
breaks in the bill, though it was
a significantly smaller tax pack-
age than Republicans had
sought during previous
attempts to raise the minimum
wage.

“The Senate’s reasonable
approach recognizes that small
businesses have been the
steady engine of our growing
economy and that they have
been a source of new job cre-
ation, a source of job training,”
said Sen. Michael Enzi, R-
Wyo., who helped manage the
debate for the GOP.

The bill presents a challenge
to Democrats who must navi-
gate between the demands of
labor and other interest groups
and the realities of the Senate,
where Republicans hold 49 of
100 votes. House and Senate
Democrats will try to negoti-
ate a way out of the potential
standoff.

House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she
supports some of the tax pro-

visions in the House package,
but she also has said she would
prefer they be put in a sepa-
rate, House-initiated tax bill.
A spokesman for Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., said the tax breaks are
necessary to overcome a poten-
tial GOP filibuster.
. “Of. course, Democrats

‘would prefer to pass a clean

increase in the minimum
wage,” said the spokesman, Jim
Manley. “The fact is that
Republicans have made it very
clear that the only way we will
pass a modest increase in the
minimum wage is with tax
breaks for small business.”

‘Besides increasing the mini-
mum wage from the current
$5.15 an hour, the bill would
extend for five years a tax cred-
it for businesses that hire the
disadvantaged and provide
expensing and depreciation
advantages to small firms. The
tax breaks would be paid for
by closing loopholes on off-
shore tax shelters, by capping
deferred compensation pay-
ments to corporate executives
and by removing the
deductibility of punitive dam-
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Senate votes to raise US minimum wage

Senators also adopted an
amendment that would bar
companies that hire illegal
immigrants form obtaining fed-
eral contracts. That measure
was designed to encourage
companies to participate in an
employee identification pro-
gram that can weed out undoc-
umented workers.

While the tax breaks have
won the support of small busi-

ness groups as well as retailers -

and-restaurant owners, they
have drawn opposition from
larger businesses that would
bear the brunt of the revenue
provisions. Several business
groups also opposed the immi-
gration measure.

After the House passed its

‘bill on Jan. 10, the White

House issued a statement
insisting that final legislation
include small business tax
breaks. It subsequently issued a
statement supporting the Sen-
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According to ihe Labor

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earned exactly $5.15 an hour
in 2005, the most recent esti-
mate available. Most are young

and unmarried and more likely '

to be women, minorities and

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than the proposed minimum of
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said he has talked to key
Democrats in the House and
Senate to make sure the dif-
ferences in the bills don’t derail
the effort to raise the minimum
wage.

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Axe who has fol-
lowed this column for

some time will perhaps have
noted its author’s deep and abid-
ing atheism. This personal con-
viction is coupled with a disdain
for some of the effects that
unquestioned Christian doctrine
has had on the formation of the
national character: drowning
and stigmatising non-European
thought and value systems and

providing a convenient cover for

ignorant and regressive social
ideas.

But alas, religious belief is a
private matter, and “rescuing”
those who choose to believe
from their faith would be as
futile and arrogant an undertak-
ing as trying to convert this
columnist into a born-again
Christian. Mutual respect seems
to be the best policy. For that
reason, this column has rarely,
if ever, strayed directly into the
line of fire by criticising or sup-
porting any particular religious
outlook.

Such is the pervasiveness of
the church as an institution in
the Bahamas, however, that even
a non-believer cannot meaning-
fully discuss much of importance
in the country while avoiding ref-
erence to it. In fact, the historic
centrality of the churches (and
the lack of alternative institu-
‘tions) was such that African-
Bahamian political culture prob-
ably would never have existed
without them.

E the absence of any sov-
' ereign native institutions,
19th century Bahamians looked
primarily to two organs, the
church and the Masonic lodges,
for many of their communal
needs. These institutions acted
both as communal self-help soci-
eties and alternative centres of
political consciousness, in an era
when the whole colonial institu-
tional framework existed to
serve the interests of concen-
trated power.

Of course, the “authorities”
at the time were well aware of
all this. Famously, an early
attempt by the colonial govern-
ment to subvert Bethel Baptist
Church resulted in a good part
of the congregation literally
crossing the street and forming
the boldly named “St John’s
Particular Church of Native
Baptists”.

Today; the heavy bias of colo-

nially inherited institutions in -

favour of historic concentrations
of power remains. Instinctively,
the advent of any form of col-
lective effort outside of these



The reality is
that collective
action by or
on behalf of
the masses in
the Bahamas
has almost
always been a

failure



institutions has been greeted
much as the trade union move-
ments were greeted throughout
the 19th century in the indus-
tialised world. Meanwhile, the
ability of other interests to
organise themselves, often
against the interests of the mass-
es, has survived the cosmetic
political reforms and changes of

. the last century.

iE industrial relations,
employers defend obscene

wages-to-income ratios by pre-.

tending that they are about to
go bust. In reality, as Professor
Noam Chomsky recently pointed
out, economists tend to measure
costs with a heavy ideological
bias. In the context of the
Bahamas, where owners of even
small businesses expect to enrich
themselves, “profitability” can
absorb obscene dividends, but
not decent wages for non-man-
agerial staff.

In politics, the entrenchment
of the two party system (which
has brought many benefits in
terms of stability) has reflected,
rather than reversed, the power
of business, property and (more
recently) the professions to orga-
nize themselves for self-serving
action, while providing only
meager support for collective
political thought or action among
the masses.

The recent attempt by the sup-
posedly “progressive” party to
introduce a much needed public
health scheme has been watered
down to practical nothingness in
the face of an organised resis-
tance by those who wish to
remain rich at the expense of the
public.

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hat many of these pro-
fessionals have parents,
cousins or old aunts who have
suffered at the hands of our rob-
ber-capitalist health industry
makes no difference to their
“professional interests” today.
That is the strange genius of a
socio-economic system that
atomises the interests and con-
sciousness of its victims. Though
on balance all may suffer, each
can be counted on to defend his
pitifully marginal benefit at the
expense of the group.
Though politicians like to pre-

PERSPECTIVES

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“native” ones) continue to rep-
resent a power base capable of
achieving a kind of upliftment
that politicians can only talk
about. They also have the advan-
tage of intrinsic legitimacy, which
is barely enjoyed by some of our
political institutions.

In this regard, it is interesting
that in a country whose voters

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Such is the pervasiveness of
the church as an institution in
the Bahamas, however, that
even a non-believer cannot
meaningfully discuss much of
importance in the country
while avoiding reference to it.



tend to offer a packaged and
shallow version of it, the reality is
that collective action by or on
behalf of the masses in the
Bahamas has almost always been
a failure. This is primarily due
to the lack of any legitimate insti-
tutions through which it could
be achieved.

Enter the Church. As truly
mass-based institutions, the inde-
pendent churches (especially the

supposedly reject income tax as

a tool for national development,

tens of thousands of Bahamians
voluntarily donate a regular por-
tion of their salaries to their
churches, making some of them
very profitable and increasingly
powerful institutions.

N: surprisingly, as the
only real mass-based

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institution, churches have his-
torically used that power to fill
the gaps left by our pathetically
laissez-faire political culture:
organising fundraisers for med-
ical expenses, even educational
plans for members’ children.

Two recent developments
involving Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Church give some indi-
cation of how the mass-based
power of churches can be used to ,
the benefit of national develop-
ment in a modern Bahamas with
newly emerging needs and
opportunities.

Firstly, last year, using the
power of its membership and its
own financial solvency, Mount
Tabor induced Bank of the
Bahamas into a relationship
whereby members could access
prepaid Visa services. This
means that thousands more
Bahamian workers will be able
to shop online and access the
benefits of the cashless society,
while not being lulled into the
credit nightmare that haunts per-
haps a majority of Americans.

Secondly, and even more’
impressively, the church recent-
ly announced four new subdivi-
sions that it proposes to develop
primarily (though not exclusive-
ly) for its members.

Property development and
subdivision are, aS we know,
immensely lucrative areas pre-
cisely because they service the

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primary needs of this country’s
burgeoning middle class. Hence
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needs of its members and lining
itself up to become a major play-
er in this lucrative industry,
which in turn will hopefully con-
tinue to serve the needs of its
members.

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Weather
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Me If You
Can’ regatta

@ SAILING .
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter

SAILORS lined the shores
of Montagu Beach yesterday
all hoping to hit the high seas
for the Valentine’s Day ‘Catch
Me If You Can’ race, but
Mother Nature dampened the

_ crew’s plans, forcing Regatta

organisers to postpone the
race until next Saturday.

More than 12 boats were
preparing to sail in the A class
division when they learned
that the race was cancelled,
due to inclement weather. The
A class race, was set to get on
the way at 2pm.

Eleazor ‘Sailing Barber’
Johnson, chairman of the
regatta said “the decision from

‘the organisers came after the

wind picked up and the low
tide.

According to Johnson the
beauty of regattas, for persons
on the shore, is to see just how
close the boats can get. He
added that this is impossible
when there is a low tide, point-
ing out that the boats will have
to go at least five miles out so
the race can start.

Johnson said: “One thing
we can’t do is control the
weather. We are appreciative
for the good weather yester-
day (Saturday) but we can’t

do anything about today. We:

knew that a cold front was
coming today but we thought
we could have gotten the race
in before it comes down.

“As you can see that I am

not happy, but I am happy to

see the amount of boats that
turned out today to sail. This
is a good sign for sailing in the
country. Even though the
weather looks bad we still‘had
boats come out to support the
regatta.

“The Valentine’s Day
Regatta is always a big one,
we draw a big crowd because
the race is only held once a
year, so you know what the
Catch Me if You can means?
This is the race that gives the
winner bragging rights for the
year, this is only held once a
year so we have a lot of peo-
ple coming to try and win this
race.” ;

While boats competing in
the A class will have one more
go at the crown, crew mem-
bers from boats in the C class
will prepare for the next big
regatta. The C class wrapped
up their action on Saturday
evening with Clyde Rolle, cap-
tain of the Legal Weapon
boat, walking away with the
bragging rights cup.

The fierce boat captured
two of the three races held in
the C class.

This is the Legal Weapon’s
second regatta win in the class,
the first came at the New
Year’s Day regatta.

Johnson added: “We had
some good races out here on
Saturday, I mean the action
on the water drew thousands
of fans to Montagu Beach. I
must say again how pleased I
am about the support on the
shore and on the sea.

“Out here looked like Las
Vegas on Saturday we had so
many people come out and we
were expecting the same thing
out here today. But God
knows best and we will never
question him. A lot of the
sailors were ready to sail, but
we don’t want anything to
happen to their boats.

“A wind like this can break
a boat’s mast and we don’t
want that to happen, this is
the beginning of the year so
we have to be very careful
because there are a lot more
races to go.”

Johnson and the Campari
sponsors are promising a fun
filled day on Saturday. Activ-
ities will start at 10am, with
boats competing in the A class
having to complete three races
for the ‘Catch Me if You Can,
Regatta.’

@ TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports

Reporter

MARK Knowles and
Daniel Nestor came so close
to winning their second
Open 13 Marseilles men’s
doubles title yesterday in
France.

However, the top seeded
team couldn’t overcome the
confidence level of the
hometown favourites as
Arnaud Clement and
Michael Llodra held on for a
7-5, 4-6, 10-8 victory.

While they lost in their
second tournament final for
the year, losing in Sydney,
Australia in January, it was
the first time in the Mar-
seilles tournament that
Knowles and Nestor lost a
set.

In an interview with The
Tribune yesterday, Knowles
said it was tough loss.

“It was a tough match. We
played very well, but they
played extremely well as
well,” he pointed out: ‘It
came down to one point





Narrow defeat —
for doubles pair.



here and there and basically
two points proved to be all
that they needed in the
end.”

The No.4 team of Clement

and Llodra broke an 8-8 tie

in the third set to seal the
victory.

Fought

“It was one of those
matches that we fought very
hard,” Knowles reflected.
“We didn’t have that much
opportunities at the start of
the match. i|

“They fought very well
and we won the second set,
setting up the tie breaker in
the third. We nudged ahead
in the tie-breaker, but they
fought back, then they were
ahead. We fought back, but

they won the next two
points.”

One year ago, as the top
seeds again, Knowles and
Nestor were basically in the
same position as they didn’t
give up a set in advancing to
the final where they fell vic-
tim to the Czech Republic’s
No.4 seeds Martin Damm
and Radek Stepanek in
three sets.

Knowles said this one was:

quite disappointing because
they were hoping not to
have an encore from last
year.

“We had a great year, a
great start to the year,”
Knowles stated. “You want
to win every tournament you
play. Finals are good, but
you want to win.

“We fell short on that end,
so it’s disappointing. But we





@ MARK KNOWLES

made them play their best
tennis. We played well and
we competed hard. That’s all
you could ask for. Both
teams played well.”

After playing in four tour-
naments and still without a

title so far this year, Knowles‘

said the only thing they can
do is continue to work hard
and hope that eventually the
success will come. |



Unlucky Open 13 for
Knowles and Nestor

“We have to give credit to
those guys and just get ready
for next week,” Knowles
projected.

They will head to Rotter-
dam, the Netherlands to play
their next tournament this
week. ,

After-that, they will travel
to Dubai to play in another
tournament starting on Feb-
ruary 26 before they take a
week’s break.

Then, starting on March
5, Knowles and Nestor will
travel to Indian Wells, Cali-
fornia where they will
defend their title at the first
ATP Masters Series tourna-
ment this year.

That will follow with a trip
next door in Miami, Flori-
da, starting on March 19
where they will play in
the second ATP Masters
Series.

Other than the two finals
they lost in Sydney and Mar-
seille, Knowles and Nestor

-reached the semifinal in-
their season opener in Doha
and at the first Grand Slam
at the Australian Open, all
last month.

rete fall to
Junior All-Stars

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

IT TOOK the Legends All-
Stars a little longer to find their
feet at the All-Star Classic.

But, by the time they did get
into their zone, it was a little
too late.

The Junior All-Stars, filling
in for the absence of many of
the former players, held off the
Legends All-Stars down the
stretch in a stunning 21-18 vic-
tory as the New Providence
Women's Basketball League
hosted the event.

Only five legends, plus
Natasha Miller (who reserved
her energy for the league's All-
Star feature contest) showed
up to play. Not that many fans
were in the stands either - with
perhaps some staying at home
to watch NBA All-Star week-
end instead.

But it certainly was a fun
filled game as Jeannie Minus
directed the show for the Leg-:
ends with a’series of "no look"
behind the back passes.

And, while they were trying
to "regain their composure,"
the Legends didn't have an
answer for Shadia Miller either.

Miller canned 10 points,
including a pair of three-point-
ers, in the final quarter as the
Jr. All-Stars broke a 9-9 tie at
the end of the third to seal the
deal. She finished with a game
high 12 points.

"It was too easy," said Miller.
"It was okay. I just had to con-
centrate, get my legs under me,
jump and shoot."

Antonia Simmons, who
scored the first two points for
the Jr. All-Stars, scored the first
two points in the fourth before
Miller took over. Simmons fin-
ished with four.

Cindy Fox was a tower of
strength in the paint for the
Legends. She worked the
boards well and got back up for
a few lay-ups as she led the way
for the Legends seven, includ-

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