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~ "Slow registration’ delayed report

Prime Minister addresses
criticism of constituencies
commission timing

@ By BRENT DEAN

THE SLOW pace of voter
registration is the reason why
the report of the constituen-
cies commission was submit-
ted more than five years after
the last report, according to

Prime Minister Perry
Christie.
The Prime Minister

addressed the criticism of
himself and his government
following the late submission
yesterday as a resolution was
passed on the report of the
constituencies commission.

Mr Christie stated that the
provisions of the constitution
with respect to the require-
ment that the report be sub-
mitted within five years of
the last report, are directory
and are not mandatory —
meaning that there is no con-
sequence or prescribed
penalty if the time is exceed-
ed.

“No one can seriously
argue that just because the
deadline has past, you can-
not have general elections
anymore,” he said.

Mr Christie said that there
were compelling reasons why
the work of the constituen-
cies commission had to be
delayed, which had nothing
to do with inaction by the
commission or the govern-

ment.
' “Instead, the delay, regret-
tably as it was, was the direct
result of the very slow
process of Bahamians regis-
tering to vote,” the Prime
Minister said.

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years after the last report, Mr
Christie noted that in New
Providence, just over 63,000
voters had registered out of a
projected 120,000 voters.
Also at this time, only 15,000
voters had registered in
Grand Bahama, with another
15,000 voters registered in
the Family Islands — current-
ly, over 140,000 voters are
registered.

Mr Christie stated that it
would have been an “extra-
ordinary guesstimate” if the
constituencies committee had
reported by November.

“It is my submission in this
specific regard, that for the
commission to have acted, it
would have been acting con-
trary to the democratic spirit
of the constitution — to seek
to redraw constituency
boundaries on the basis of
numbers, which very clearly
did not, as is required, reflect
the true distribution of likely
voters in the forthcoming
general elections,” he said.

Mr Christie’s response
comes after the leader of the
opposition, Hubert Ingra-
ham, criticised government
for acting outside the para-
meters of the constitution, by
not submitting a report of the
constituencies commission
within five years of the last
submission.

Some commentators had
even suggested that Mr
Christie’s actions were extra-
constitutional or unlawful.

No further modification
occurred to the commission’s
report during yesterday’s
debate.

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Prime Minister Christie made

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PM ‘not surprised, but |
regrets’ Rev CB Moss’
resignation decision

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
and KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporters

BREAKING his silence on the
resignation of Rev C B Moss from
the PLP, Prime Minister Perry
Christie last night said he was not
surprised at Rev Moss’ decision, but
nevertheless regretted it.

In a press statement issued late
last night, Mr Christie said that Rev
Moss had “no positive support”
from the constituency of Bain and
Grants Town and that he was
“embarrassingly” unable to secure a
seconder for his nomination.

Earlier yesterday, MP for Bain

_and Grants Town and Minister

Works and Immigration Bradley
Roberts speaking at a press confer-
ence said that Rev Moss’ accusa-
tion of the leadership of the PLP
being disrespectful, abusive and
treacherous is without foundation,
and is in fact slanderous and insult-
ing.

Mr Roberts had promised CB
Moss publicly that he would rec-
ommend him as his successor in the
constituency. .

The minister said this failed
because of Rev Moss’ “arrogance,
ungratefulness and gross failure to
be a team player”.

“It has always been about CB

SEE page 15

Alfred Gray: it’s
my duty to help
PLP supporters to
find employment

CABINET minister Alfred
Gray yesterday told parliament
that it is his duty to help his PLP
supporters in Mayaguana find
employment.

This comes as that island’s
administrator Samuel Miller and
Minister Gray were accused of
being “in cahoots” in victimising
FNM supporters in Mayaguana.

And the I-Group resort devel-
opment company was charged
with collaborating with both of
them in discriminating against
opponents of government.

The claims came as tension
mounted on the island over the
sacking of five FNM supporters
by the firm. It is claimed that two
people were dismissed this week
following a “political” altercation.

An island resort manager, Ear-
nel Brown, told The Tribune yes-
terday: “There is a lot of animos-
ity and deep-seated bad feeling
down here. Where it will lead,
only God knows.”

Addressing the issue in the
House of Assembly yesterday
evening, Minister Gray said he

SEE page 14





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THE TRIBUNE

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Classes are cancelled in South Andros

over dispute with school principal

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# By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

SCHOOL children in a South
Andros primary school have
had an unexpected vacation
after a dispute between teachers
and the principal over her abil-
ity to govern led to classes being
called off.

A "politically volatile" atmos-
phere has developed within the
community, it was claimed yes-
terday, as the principal has
strong PLP connections.

Belinda Wilson, secretary
general of the Bahamas Union
of Teachers (BUT), explained
that disgruntlement among the
teaching staff at Deep Creek
Primary School had arisen after
it was claimed that the principal,
Alicia Rahming, did not have
the necessary qualifications and
experience to be able to fulfil
the role.

Although a qualified teacher,
it is industry standard that all
principals have a minimum of
three years experience in a

supervisory role, and Mrs Rah- -

ming, who is in her thirties, did
not meet this requirement.

Veterans

Meanwhile, many of the
teachers under her were "vet-
erans" with between 30 and 40

- years of teaching experience,

and three had themselves been
principals during their careers.

"Some of the persons who
are teaching have been teaching
longer than she's been born,"
said Mrs Wilson.

According to the secretary-
general, the position that Mrs
Rahming held was never adver-
tised to the general public. Her
husband is the chairman of the
PLP’s South Andros Branch.

As a result of all of these fac-
tors, teachers were having diffi-
culty "working harmoniously"
with the principal and morale
was low, said Mrs Wilson.

Arlene Smith, the school’s
vice principal, did not comment
on these claims yesterday, stat-
ing only that Mrs Rahming had



@ BELINDA Wilson, secre-
tary of the Bahamas Union of
Teachers

"done something to offend" the
teachers, of which there are six
full time, and three itinerate.

She added that rather than a
"sit out", the action was a "sit
in", as teachers were inside the
classrooms, but still refused to
teach. This had been the case
since last Friday.'

Meetings were set up
between the teachers, Educa-
tion Director Cecil Thompson,
and Mrs Wilson on Monday,
and again yesterday.

A resolution to the matter
was finally achieved yesterday
as teachers agreed to go back
to work this morning, while Mrs
Rahming will take three days
leave.

It has been agreed that she
will continue to work at the
school until the end of the Sum-
mer term when the position will
be thrown open to applications
from the public.

In response to the teachers’
decision to speak out against
Mrs Rahming, said Mrs Wilson,
long time PLP supporters have
been "throwing jeers and
threats at the teachers out in
the community."

"We are asking persons in the

community to stay out of the
affairs and the day-to-day oper-
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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 3





o In brief

Stern firm
faces
massive
back tax bill

HOWARD K Stern may
soon face more legal trouble as
a corporation he founded
together with the late Anna
Nicole Smith has been ordered
to pay more than $30,000 in
back taxes.

The American website TMZ
reported yesterday that the cor-
poration “Hot Smoochie Lips
Inc” — started by Ms Smith and
Mr Stern a few years ago — has
been officially suspended by the
Franchise Tax Board from
doing business.

According to records from
the California Secretary of
State, TMZ claimed, Hot
Smoochie Lips Inc never filed a
tax return with the State of Cal-
ifornia in 2004, and owes a total
of $28,945 in corporate taxes.
Mr Stern is listed as the corpo-
ration’s registered agent and Ms
Smith was listed as the presi-
dent.

The Los Angeles County tax
collector is further claiming that
Hot Smoochie Lips Inc failed
to pay $8,920 in property taxes
on a Studio City home where
the former Playboy playmate
used to live.

Although there have been
reports claiming that the boat
Ms Stern and Ms Smith pur-
chased in Florida just days
before the celebrity’s death is
also in the name of Hot
Smoochie Lips Ine, it is unclear
at this time if any of Ms Smith’s

other belongings — including ©

cars and property — are actually
registered to the corporation.

Mr Stern was named in Ms
Smith’s will as the executor of
her estate and may therefore
be the person responsible for
paying off all of the former cov-
ergirl’s debts.

Dominican
Republic
‘mistreating
Haitians’

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

A MAJOR human rights
group on Wednesday accused
the Dominican Republic of sys-
tematically mistreating Haitian
migrants who cross the border
fleeing violence and seeking
economic opportunity, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

In a 58-page report, Amnesty
International said immigration
raids and government-sanc-
tioned discrimination against
Haitian migrants, many of
whom are illegal, violated both
United Nations conventions and
international court rulings.

The Dominican foreign min-
istry declined comment, saying
government officials were still
reviewing the London-based
group’s findings.

Haitians in the neighboring
Dominican Republic face dis-
crimination, viglence from pri-
vate citizens and authorities and
deportation without trial, accord-
ing to the group’s report, which
was written by two investigators
who visited the capital of Santo
Domingo, border towns and
migrant settlements last year.

An estimated 500,000 to 1
million ethnic Haitians live in
the Dominican Republic, many
in isolated slums. The two
nations share the island of His-
paniola, and tense relations over
the225-mile border have often
erupted in violence.

Though the migration issues
stretch back generations and
have been the subject of court
cases and diplomatic efforts, the
rights group hopes its findings
will spur action by the Domini-
can government, other coun-
tries and bodies like the Orga-
nization of American States.

Gerardo Ducos, Amnesty
International researcher on Haiti,
the Dominican Republic and
Cuba, said Haitian migrants help
their eastern neighbor’s economy
by doing jobs Dominicans shun,
such as the backbreaking labor of
cutting sugarcane.

Haiti has been plagued by
poverty, violence and political
instability and Haitian migrants
see the Dominican Republic,
with a population of 9.2 million,
as a comparative land of oppor-
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DNA tests may
not solve Anna

Nicole dispute

DNA tests to identify the
father of Anna Nicole Smith’s
infant daughter may not
resolve legal struggles over cus-
tody of the girl, a lawyer for
Smith’s former partner said
Wednesday, acc ording to Asso-
ciated Press.

Howard K Stern, who has
been caring for six-month-old
Dannielynn in the Bahamas,
was complying with the court
ordered tests, but may not
relinquish custody even they
prove the father is Smith’s ex-
boyfriend Larry Birkhead,
attorney James Neavitt said.

“Howard is the legal father.
If Mr Birkhead’s DNA match-
es, then he can come and say
he’s the biological father, and
then you'll have that court bat-
tle,” Neavitt told Associated
Press.

Neavitt did open the possi-
bility of a negotiated settlement
if the test proves his client is

not the biological father. He
said Stern respects Birkhead
and that the two men will like-
ly reach an agreement if the
Los Angeles-based photogra-
pher is proven to be the father.

“At that point, it will be a
whole different scenario, and
the two guys will have to work
something out,” he said by
phone from Los Angeles. “Dan-

‘ nielynn’s interests are the most
important, and Howard’s been
protecting her from the start.”

The Supreme Court on
Tuesday granted Birkhead’s
request for a DNA test on the
child, who potentially stands
io inherit millions.

At the gated, waterfront
home where he lived with
Smith, Stern drove away with
Dannielynn on Wednesday
morning, then returned later
without speaking to reporters.

The paternity dispute inten-
sified after Smith, 39, died of

still-undisclosed causes in
Florida on February 8.
Frederic von Anhalt, the
husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor,
also says he may be Dan-
nielynn’s father. Last month,
he too filed legal documents

' seeking a DNA test.

Another contender for cus-
tody is Smith’s mother Virgie
Arthur, who says she could
provide a more stable home
than Stern and has asked the
court to name her Dannielyn-
n’s guardian. Stern has been
ordered not to leave the
Bahamas with the girl before a
custody ruling.

The girl, Dannielynn Hope
Marshall Stern, could inherit

millions from the estate of

Smith’s late husband, Texas oil
tycoon J Howard Marshall II.
Smith had been fighting Mar-
shall’s family over his estimat-
ed US$500 million fortune
since his death in 1995.

Families left homeless after
blaze in Haitian setthement

A BLAZE which swept
through a Haitian shanty set-
tlement in Abaco early yes-
terday morning destroyed an
estimated 20 homes.

Local sources said there
were no injuries or loss of
life, but many families have
been left homeless.

The fire raged through
makeshift houses at The
Mud, Marsh Harbour, where
thousands of Haitians live in
a congested slum community.

Fire volunteers in Marsh
Harbour tackled the blaze
along with a crew from
Casuarina Point and the air-
port crash truck team.

A meeting was called at
9am yesterday at the Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church,
Marsh Harbour, where social
services officials took stock
of displaced people. :

The fire broke out at
3.30am and devastated
homes next to the plot where
70 hontes were razed by
flames two years ago. The
site is on the southern corner
of The Mud.

An Abaco source told The
Tribune: “We will not have
an accurate number of
homes destroyed until some-
one does a survey of the
ruins, survivors, neighbours
etc. However, one count
revealed 19 stoves, which is a
good indicator of the num-
ber of houses.”

The Mud and its neigh-
bouring shanty settlement,
Pigeon Pea, have been a
source of anxiety for years.

Electricity wires hang
between the tiny wooden
homes, creating a major fire

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But yesterday’s blaze is
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“Enough is enough,” a resi-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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PM blames voters on registration

IN THE House yesterday Prime Minister
Christie blamed the lateness of the constituen-
cies report on the slow pace of voter registration.

He said that until voters had registered it was
impossible for commissioners to determine the
shift in population, the number of voters in the
various constituencies and whether boundaries
had to be changed to accommodate that shift.

It had nothing to do with the inaction of the
commission or the government, Mr Christie
told the House as the debate on the report
opened and closed yesterday.

“Instead, the delay, regrettable as it was, was
the direct result of the very slow process of
Bahamians registering to vote,” the Prime Min-
ister said.

Whether this is so or not can be left to the
armchair critics. The important thing now is to
concentrate on getting the register together,

polling divisions located and voters’ cards to -

those Bahamians who will be going to the polls
within the next few weeks.

However, we shall briefly join the armchair
pundits to point out that this crisis could have
been avoided and the commission could have
reported on time — last year November — if Mr
Christie had shown some foresight.

Mr Christie knows, as well as,all of us, that
traditionally Bahamians are last-minute peo-
ple. They are in no hurry to do anything, until a
time limit is put on them — and then they come
down the home stretch, a-huffing and a-puffing.

As we all know registration never picks up
until the old register is closed. Mr Christie being

aware of this should have closed that register _

earlier. Instead it was he — well knowing the
nature of his people — who did not announce
the closure of the old register until March 12.
Naturally Bahamians put on their running shoes
and got their names on the new register. They
will continue to register until the House is pro-
rogued. Until that happens the register remains
open. This increases the work load of the Par-
liamentary Registrar’s department, and shortens
to a few weeks the time in which they have to
complete the register.
In our opinion this whole breakdown, and
. last minute rush, and extra work load on the reg-
istrar’s department is due to Prime Minister
Christie’s lack of forward planning.

Works Minister Bradley Roberts yesterday
replied to his disenchanted political colleague,
who claims Mr Roberts broke a promise to him.

Rev CB Moss says that he was promised,
by both Mr Roberts and Prime Minister
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sent the Bain and Grants Town constituency
on the back burner, they would back him for the
constituency nomination when Mr Roberts
stepped down. It is true that neither man could
have guaranteed Rev Moss’s nomination, but
they could have given their stamp of approval
and recommended him. It was then up to the
candidates committee to accept their recom-

_ mendation.

In explaining the position, Mr Roberts talked
of a promise he had made and the reason he lat-
er changed his mind and went back on the
promise to Rev Moss. We are not criticising
him for doing this. The situation had changed
from the day he had made his original promise,
and later, with a different set of circumstances,
it was not unreasonable for him to reconsider his
position — and if justified, to change his mind.
This he did.

Mr Roberts admitted that during the 2002
election campaign he had announced that if
elected he would only serve half his five year
term.

He later went further and in again making this
announcement, recommended that his con-
stituents embrace Rev Moss as his replacement.

In 2004 as the time neared for him to relin-
quish his post, the Prime Minister called him in,
asked him to reconsider his position, and com-
plete his five-year term. Mr Roberts reconsid-
ered, and decided to break his promise and stay
on. We do not criticise him for this. His prime
minister said he needed him, and he remained
loyal.

In 1992 in the excitement of winning an elec-
tion, former prime minister Hubert Ingraham
said that he would serve for only two terms —
10 years. After 10 years the people voted his
government out. For five years Mr Ingraham sat
on the sidelines while the PLP, under Prime
Minister Christie, administered the government.

Not satisfied with the way in which the coun-
try was being governed, a large group of FNM
supporters beat on Mr Ingraham’s door, told
him that he was needed at this time, and even-
tually convinced him to return to lead their par-
ty and hopefully again take over the govern-
ment.

Mr Roberts was called by a prime minister,
and despite his promise, he answered the call.

Mr Ingraham was called by the people, and
he too, despite his promise, answered the call.

We find it difficult to understand the PLP

even making an issue of this change of heart by ~

Mr Ingraham, especially in view of Mr Roberts’
decision.

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more important than the call of a prime minis-
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The twisted
mentality of
our nation

EDITOR, The Tribune

THIS letter is not for the
squeamish. The contents refer
to the hard facts of a way of life
in The Bahamas.

A few days ago, I had dinner
with a very pretty woman who
is some fifty years old. This
woman alleges that she is
presently a firm supporter of
the Progressive Liberal Party.
I sought to unravel the tangled
yarn of her thinking in an effort
to understand her reasons for
supporting the PLP. As the
evening and the conversation
progressed, the woman’s
motives became crystal clear to
me. Please allow me to explain.

You see, previously I had
heard a stalwart PLP business-
man and his girlfriend talk
about a relationship that the
businessman had had with this
very pretty woman some twen-

- ty-five years ago. The business-

man laughed as he related how
he had set this woman up after
one of his sessions with her, so
that several other PLP busi-
nessmen and some high rank-
ing PLP politicians could “pull a
train on her.” In addition to this,
not too long ago, I was
informed that this woman has
recently sought prayers to
recover from the incident that
took place when she was in her
early twenties.

I looked on in amazement
as the woman, who does not
know that I am aware of the
ordeal to which she was sub-

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jected, professed her undying
loyalty to Sir Lynden who had
given her a scholarship to attend
a private high school. Unfortu-
nately, she was unable to obtain
one to attend college.

Then the conversation took
a turn down an avenue on
which rational thinking was
nowhere to be found. This
woman asserted with much
tenacity that the FNM was plot-
ting to bring back minority rule.
She insisted that it was the
white man, who, throughout the
years, had stopped her from
making the kind of money that

she craved, although majority .

rule is some 40 years old in the
Bahamas.

Eventually, I came to the con-
clusion that this extremely
attractive woman, who was
diagnosed with AIDS some
years ago now, would probably,
for a couple of dollars, sell not
only her soul but also the soul of
the future of The Bahamas.

My thoughts then travelled to’
another similar incident that was
related to me by a prominent
Bahamian physician. The physi-
cian told me about a statement
that a well-known female per-
sonality had made in his pres-
ence. He said that the female
personality, who has also pro-
fessed her undying loyalty to the

PLP because “(she’s) just happy
to have a job,” had stated in his
presence that many years ago,
she had slept with certain PLP
politicians in an effort to secure
a scholarship — I do not recall
whether the scholarship was
obtained. Moreover, the physi-
cian related that the female per-
sonality had revealed that dur-
ing her time of “whoring
around” with certain PLP politi-
cians, she discovered that they
were nothing more than a bunch
of homosexuals. Presently, it
appears that instead of exchang-
ing sex for a scholarship, the
female personality is exchang-
ing her integrity for a job.

I had not pondered further
the aforementioned situations
since the evening of the dinner,
until this afternoon when I
heard King Eric, the father of
Shane Gibson, boldly state on a
radio talk show that individu-
als who think like him are not
concerned about how money is
made once it’s in their pockets.
It was then that I understood
how what I deem to be a sick
mentality has managed to sur-
vive in The Bahamas.

In the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ of Nazareth, may the
entire nation of The Bahamas
vote against the Progressive
Liberal Party in the upcoming
general election.

AN ENLIGHTENED
VOTER

Nassau

March 19 2007 -

We must prepare for labour shortage

EDITOR, The Tribune

PLEASE allow a few brief
lines to speak to the impending
labour shortage that is project-
ed to take place as a result of
the numerous anchor develop-
ments that are presently in
some stage of development.

The time table for the com-
pletion of these projects range
anywhere from four years with
Bahamar to 20 years with the
Ginn Project in Grand Bahama.
This period also includes the
proposed developments in
Mayaguana, Eleuthera, Rose
Island, etc. While this may seem
to be a long time for many, let’s
be reminded that Kerzner is
now in its eleventh year of

development. The question aris-

es as to how the obvious labour °

needs that these projects
require will not only be met,
but met by Bahamians.

Let us as parents and leaders
take this opportunity to direct
our youth into careers that we
know will be needed. Engi-
neers, Turf Specialists for Golf
Courses, Hotel Managers,
Comptrollers, Public Relations,
Spa Directors, Labour relations
specialists, Human Resource
managers, Housekeeping Direc-
tors, etc, and the list goes on
and on.

Then there are the skill sets
that will be needed for the con-
struction of these properties;
steel workers, carpenters, con-

crete specialists, a/c technicians,
etc. This list is also endless.

The jobs will be there so let’s
do our part to ensure that qual-
ified Bahamians are there to fill
them. Let this letter serve as
notice to the owners of
Bahamar, Ritz Carlton, Ginn
and the others that our daugh-
ters, Whitney K Farrington and
Ashley S Farrington will, God
willing, be right here to take
one of those jobs, as they are
now preparing themselves to
continue the journey.

Others should follow suit.

SEAN and INGRID
FARRINGTON
Nassau

February 2007

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cricket coach
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POLICE on Wednesday
tried to determine what
killed Pakistan cricket coach
Bob Woolmer, calling his
death “suspicious” after he
was found in his vomit-splat-
tered hotel room a day after
his team was upset by Ire-
land during the Cricket
World Cup, according to
Associated Press.

A 10-man forensics team
was working in the 12th-floor
room where Woolmer died,
though authorities have said
nothing points to homicide.

A former Pakistani player
speculated that the coach was
killed by gambling interests
and a Pakistan team official
said there was blood and
vomit in the room and
Woolmer was found by hotel
staff on the floor with his
mouth wide open.

“There is no evidence it’s a
homicide but we’re waiting
for further information from
the pathologist before make
any more statements,”
Deputy Police Commission-
er Mark Shields said.

Hispaniola
‘major way
station for
cocaine’

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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HISPANIOLA, °- the
Caribbean island shared by
Haiti and the Dominican
Republic, is an increasingly
important transshipment
point-for drugs headed from
South America to the United
States and Europe, US
authorities said during a drug
summit here Friday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Heads of state from around
the region met Friday in the
Dominican capital and signed
an agreement pledging to
stop the flow of cocaine,
heroin and other drugs that
pass through the island.

Nine per cent of the more
than 500 tons of cocaine
smuggled to the US from
South America now moves
through Hispaniola, the US
State Department said in a
report this month. The num-
ber of flights carrying the
drugs to Hispaniola — depart-
ing largely from Venezuela
— increased by 167 per cent in
2006, the report said.

US authorities say the
reported increase in air traf-
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paniola was due to the suc-
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Tribune Staff Reporter

THE sale of confiscated
marine goods following the suc-
cessful prosecution of a foreign
fishing vessel for poaching has
produced $71,831 in revenue for
the government, Agriculture
Minister Leslie Miller said yes-
terday in the House of Assem-
bly.

Mr Miller told members of
the House that his ministry now
assists the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force with the detec-
tion and apprehension of for-
eign vessels suspected of poach-
ing in Bahamian waters. He said
that the first operation of this
kind was successful.

“Two foreign fishing vessels
were sighted and pursued, how-
ever only one was apprehended
and several of the crew mem-
bers were able to escape cap-
ture by fleeing dinghies,” Mr
Miller explained.

The minister said that the 70-
foot, steel-hulled vessel, Emilia,
was brought to Nassau on Fri-
day, February 23 by the RBDF

and turned over to the Royal -

Bahamas Police Force and the
Department of Marine
Resources.

The fishing vessel, he said,
was registered in the Domini-
can Republic and 12 persons
were found on board.

According to the minister, a
number of charges were
brought against the captain and
crew, including fishing illegally
in the Bahamas, being in pos-
session of undersized crawfish
and groupers, fishing with pro-
hibited apparatus and being in
possession of Nassau Groupers
during the closed season.

Mr Miller said: “All of the
persons charged pleaded guilty
to all of the charges. The cap-
tain was charged $59,000 in
fines or a term of one year of
imprisonment as an alternative.
Each crew member of the vessel
was fined $2,500 or terms of one

" year of imprisonment.”

In addition, he said, the ves-
sels, the fishing gear and the
catch were ordered to be for-

, feited to the Crown.

“T am advised that the cap-
tain remains in prison while the
crew members have paid their

‘fines and left the Bahamas,” Mr

Miller said.

“Most of the marine products
seized have been sold to local
seafood wholesalers, a quantity
of the conch meat has not been
sold and arrangements are
being made for that to be
donated to various charitable
institutions. The sale of the












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Brewery to announce name of second beer

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT -— As Bahamas
Brewery approaches comple-
tion of its $15 million Freeport
brewery, the company is set to
announce the second set of win-
ners in its ‘Name that Beer’ con-
test.

The winners in Grand
Bahama will share a $3,000
grand prize offered by the
Bahamas Brewery, she said.

The 60,000 sq ft brewery,
which is situated on 20 acres of
land on Queens Highway, is

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expected to be ready for opening
by the end of the year. About
50 Bahamians will initially be
employed at the company.

After brewery owner James
Sands announcing his plans for
a new brewery in Grand
Bahama, the company immedi-
ately launched a two-month
competition in September 2006,
to have Grand Bahamians
name two new beers that will
be brewed at the plant.

In December, the first name
was chosen and 11 contestants
won with the name “Sands”, a
reference to the owner’s family.

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Since 11 people submitted the
same name, the prize was
shared and each person
received $500.

The brewery building is being
built by local contractor Fre-
con, and is being fitted with
state-of-the-art brewing equip-
ment from Germany. The Sands
family has hired well-known
experts Brewtech, from Ham-
burg, Germany to oversea and
build the brewery.

The brewery is bringing in a
veteran Brewmaster who will
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These statements were made
by Defence Force Commodore

'-Clifford Scavella when he
addressed the Rotary Club of
East Nassau yesterday.
He said that he hoped this
diversification, and the recruit-
ment of reserve officers, for
, which provision is already made
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Defence Force officers — in con-
nection with which seven offi-
‘cers have now been charged —
‘stating that his officers are
working in the community to
ensure the relationship between
Defence Force and the Inagua
‘population remains healthy.

All indications pointed to the
fact that tensions were at boiling
point on the island.

"The Inagua incident is just
an unfortunate incident and we
shope that we will overcome at
‘the end of the day and we will
.continue to try to be the good

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across the island chain to ensure
the RBDF can respond with
greater defence capabilities and
a quicker response time is also a
pressing requirement, he said.

Mr Scavella said he antici-
pates that in the future the force
will have ships stationed in
Grand Bahama, the Exumas,
and Inagua.

Nonetheless, he added that
he is “very cognisant of fact that
we need additional assets”.

In February, the Auditor
General's report for 2003/2004
said the Defence Force was
insufficiently equipped to car-
ry out its duties, citing short-
ages of vessels and manpower.

Mr Scavella emphasised that

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process underway of “refocus-
ing and reconditioning” the
RBDF.

This involves “looking at our
rules and regulations, looking
at our standards, our discipline,
our relationships with one
another”, as well as addressing
the occurrence of sexual harass-
ment within the force.

Under his watch, officers are
required to “go through the reg-
ulations, understand the law
and understand that they too
are subject to the law as we seek
to enforce the law,” he said.

He pointed to low morale
within the force as a factor
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Minister Perry

Christie and the PLP believe
that their performance over
the past five years was not
enough to win the government
again, so they have decided to
call on Sir Lynden.

There is no other explana-
tion for the radio and print
ads that appeal to some treat-
ment that Sir Lynden got from
former Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham. This is truly incred-
ible.

Mr Christie has been the
head of the entire nation for
almost five years. In that time,
he had the power to pass laws,
promote policies and create
programmes that could so pos-
itively impact the lives of the
people of this country that
they appreciate him in his own
right.

However, Mr Christie did
not do this. Instead, through a
series of fumbles, bungles and
rumbles large numbers of peo-
ple have lost confidence in
him.

Now Christie needs to use
Sir Lynden either to gain sym-
pathy from the voting public
or to boost his lacklustre rep-
utation. Even $20 billion in
approved investments has not



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been enough to win him suffi-
cient support from the public.
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reputation. Even $20 billion in
approved investments has _

not been enough to win him
sufficient support from the public.
Mr Christie needs Sir Lynden. ”



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his party against Dr Bernard
Nottage. He thought he need-
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election. And he seems to now

election. He has gone on to
his rest and he should be
allowed to rest.

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the dignity of the academic

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once again

legacy. He should not have his
legacy subject to raw parti-
sanship.

It is especially true that the
party he led for decades
should not wish this to be so.
National heroes belong to the
entire nation. They belong to
all the people.

If one group uses them for
purely partisan political pur-
poses they jeopardise the pos-
sibility that those heroes will
be accepted by all. This is not
right,

What should be an issue this
election is the performance of
Mr Christie and his party over
the last five years. We should
be discussing their record in
national security, education.
health, the economy, immi-
gration, public order, the judi-
ciary, foreign affairs and the
overall administration of the
nation.

We should further be dis-
cussing their ethical conduct
and how that conduct has
impacted the character and
reputation of the nation. We
should be discussing their par-
liamentary performance and
the role the laws passed or not
passed by them played in the
overall well-being of the
nation.

Further, we should be dis-
cussing their proposals for the
future and how those propos-
als speak to our nation’s
prospects.

Alas, this is not the kind of

. discussion that Mr Christie
wants to have because it puts
him in a very weak position.
His performance has just not
settled well with the vast
majority of Bahamians.

There are too few achieve-
ments to which we can point.
There are too many scandals
that can be vividly recalled.
There are too many lapses and
missteps to remember.

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good discussion point for
them. Notwithstanding all of
the radio and print ads that
he is getting, perhaps much at
the expense of the public
purse, Mr Christie is not able
to impress the people of this
nation so much that they will
make his re-election bid a
foregone conclusion.

No, Mr Christie needs help
and he is calling on Sir Lyn-
den’s reputation to give it to
him. It seems that even in
death Sir Lynden is a more
potent political personality
than PM Christie.

It seems that even a
deceased Sir Lynden is a
stronger political force than
the five-year performance of
the living Prime Minister
Christie. This should be truly
troubling to all, especially Mr
Christie.

FORGET THE TRUTH,
FICTION IS BETTER!

he PLP’s last newspa-
per supplement car-

ried an interesting headline
entitled “Straw Market Deliy-
ered”. True to form, it seems
that in the mind of the PLP
signing a contract is the equiv-
alent of delivering the goods.



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If this is true, perhaps the
contractors should demand all
their money at the contract
signing, since by the PLP’s
standard their work is finished
on signing. Of course, the Bay
Street straw vendors might
have a difficult time finding
accommodations in that $28
million straw market since it
cannot be seen, felt or
touched.

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the PLP notes that the econo-
my of The Bahamas grew
under its tenure by six per
cent. This is untrue. The econ-
omy of The Bahamas has not
grown more than 4.5 per cent
in real terms within the last
five years.

Its highest growth rate was
6.8 per cent and that occurred
in 1998 during the FNM
administration. It seems that
what will matter now is fiction
rather than facts.

But the Bahamian public is
much more savvy and
informed these days. It is dif-
ficult to see them falling for
too many magic tricks and
false impressions.

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star in concert

A STAR of Tyler Perry stage
plays and country music’s newest
singing sensation are heading to
Nassau to treat Bahamian audi-
ences to a special night in con-
cert on March 23.

Regina McCrary has starred
in more than one stage play by
Tyler Perry, the golden boy of
contemporary African Ameri-
can plays and films. Tyler Perry
is known for playing the outra-
geous and boisterous character,
Madea. He has been joined on

stage many times by Ms’

McCrary, who toured with him
for two years.

Ms McCrary has starred in
the stage versions of Diary of a
Mad Black Woman and
Madea’s Family Reunion as
Angela and Momma Mattie,
respectively,

At an early age, Ms McCrary

was singing with the BCM Mass
Choir of Nashville. At age 19,
she toured with Stevie Wonder.
Just three years later, she land-
ed a spot singing back-up for
the legendary Bob Dylan on his
first Christian album, Slow
Train Coming.

Ms McCrary has will release
a book and an album this year.
Meanwhile, she said she is
grateful that she has been able
to work with some of the
biggest names in the music
industry, including, Aretha
Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Bri-
an McKnight, Boys II Men,
Yolanda Adams and Gladys
Knight.

Jimmy Barret will be Ms
McCrary’s concert partner on
Friday night at Arawak Cay.
He is a country crooner who
grabbed industry attention



when he burst onto the
Nashville scene with catchy,
well crafted, songs and a truly
original voice. His debut CD,
Introducing Jimmy Barret,
showcases a variety of sounds - ,
country, rock, alternative coun-
try, pop and folk.

Brent Mason, George Strait,
Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan and
Ryan Adams have made guest
appearances on Mr Barret’s
CD, which pulls from a variety
of musical influences. Mr Barret
has attracted a loyal following
and a fan base that is growing
exponentially.

The special concert at
Arawak Cay will be held from
7.30pm to 9:30pm on Friday.
The event will benefit the wild
horses of Abaco Preservation
Society and the Ambassador
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Marine education
poster contest
is announced

HURRICANE Katrina left
more victims than just people.
Due to the damage to thei
Gulfport aquarium, six Califor-
nia sea lions were rescued and
moved to a new natural habi-
tat at Dolphin Encounters on
Blue Lagoon Island.

Dolphin Encounters’ Project
BEACH, the non-profit arm of
the natural marine park on Blue
Lagoon Island, has teamed up
with Treasure Cay Hotel Resort
and Marina and local marine
iclated vendors to present the
seventh annual Marine Educa-
von Poster Contest.

With the theme “Sea lions:
meel our pinniped pals”, this
year’s competition invites stu-
dents throughout the Bahamas
to learn more about these
marine maminals and to express
thei thoughts and concerns
shout protecting the ocean
where they live through poster
rt

~We are really excited about
ihis year’s theme tor the poster
contest,” said Annette
Dempsey. director of education
at Dolphin Encounters. “As
members of the order of pinni-
pedia, meaning “fin-footed”, sea
lions are amasing marine mam-
mals. We hope that this year’s
poster competition will intro-
duce students throughout the
Bahamas to new marine friends
and that they in turn will foster
a greater awareness about the
importance of protecting all
ocean animals.”

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intelligence, playfulness and
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court yesterday and was informed that
because his son was charged with an
adult, he was not arraigned in the Juve-
nile Court. He was also told that it is

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mandatory that he be present at court
every time his son made a court appeat-
ance.

It is alleged that that Brown and the

17-year-old caused the death of Levano
Brown on Saturday, March 17.

They were not required to plead to
the charge and a preliminary inquiry is
set for July 23. The two were ordered to
be remanded.

Before they were escorted from the

court, however, the father of the 17-year-
old accused, who stated that he was a
fisherman, told the magistrate that his
son suffered from depression and asked
that he be examined.

The magistrate said that she would
send a note to the prison stating his

increased-since 1999,

request.

The father also asked that he be
allowed to speak with his son for a few
minutes as he had recently returned from
sea and had not had a chance to speak
with him.

The magistrate granted his request.

Annual increase
FROM page one

Some of the main adjustments to minimum pension rates are as follows:

Persons in receipt of the retirement benefit at age 65 years, or older, will
receive a $40 increase per month; those awarded the benefit from age 64
years will receive a increase from $220.80 to $259.20 per month; and,
those awarded the benefit from age 60 to 63 years will receive an increase
from $205 to $250 per month.

Additionally, those in receipt of invalidity, adult survivors and industrial
death benefits will receive an increase of $40 per month; dependent chil-
dren receiving the survivors/industrial death benefit at $95 per month, will
receive an additional $15 per month; dependent orphans benefits will be
increase to a flat rate of $125 per month; while those assessed as one hun-
dred per cent disabled will receive an increased benefit of $40 per month.

Pensions that exceed the minimum pension rates also will be significantly
increased.

Persons awarded these pensions in 1998 or before will receive a 15 per -
cent increase; those awarded in 1999 and 2000, will receive a 12 per cent
increase; those awarded in 2001 and 2002, will receive an 8 per cent
increase; those awarded in 2003 and 2004 will receive a 5 per cent increase;
and those awarded in 2005, 2006 and up to February 2007, will receive a
3 per cent increase.

Changes will also be made to all assistance payments, which will be
increased by $30, from $200 to $230. PM Christie stated that these adjust-
ments will assist pensioners in managing the increased cost of living.

“The proposed increase is designed firstly to provide a reasonable
replacement of the lost value of the pension due to the effects of inflation
since the start of the pension or the last adjustment. One dollar awarded
in 1990, for example, will have a reduced purchasing value today. A dol-
lar in 1990 could perhaps have purchased a tin of cream and a tin of sar-
dines. Today, it would barely cover the cost of the sardines. The proposed
increases will help to maintain the purchasing power of the pension,” he
said.

The Prime Minister said that the increases will be ready for bank
deposit to bank accounts on April 12 and for distribution to pay stations
on April 19.

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has “never in (his) life victimised
anyone” and that he categorical-
ly denies “any participation in any
kind or form of victimisation in
Mayaguana or anywhere else.”

“T don’t believe a it, I don’t
support it. ,

“T have been the victim many
times, but never will I victimise
anyone,” he said.

Mr Gray argued that it is his
duty as representative to the
MICAL constituency to help
his PLP supporters.

“Tf I help supporters who
supported me, if I help them
to find a job, that’s my duty. If
they should say that I should
help all the FNMs and leave all
the PLPs, that’s not going to
happen,” he said.

The MICAL MP also
accused the former FNM gov-
ernment of victimising PLP
voters in Mayaguana in 1997.

“The victimisation was seen
clearly when the FNM told the
administrator in Mayaguana in
1997, when it sent $50,000 to
Mayaguana, and asked the
administrator at that time to
hire FNMs only. If that is not
victimisation, I don’t know
what is,” he said.

North Eleuthera MP Alvin

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Smith, however, contended
that the administrator at the
time told Mr Gray a “blatant
lie” in this matter.

On Tuesday, Mayaguana res-
idents warned that civil unrest
could erupt if victimisation and
discrimination issues on the
island are not addressed. One
woman feared a riot would
break out over what she
described as “intolerable” vic-
timisation.

Yesterday, Mr Brown said
his own mother, bus contrac-
tor Cynthia Brown, was being
victimised by Mr Miller, who
was allegedly consistently
underpaying her for morning
school runs.

“Everyone here knows we
are FNM supporters,” Mr
Brown said, “but she is being
underpaid from the govern-
ment invoice all the time and
this has to stop. |

“T went to the administrator
myself to politely ask about her
money and he tried to make
her out to be an evil woman.”

Mr Brown said that Mr
Miller, although a civil servant,
was PLP branch chairman on
Mayaguana and openly dis-
criminated against everyone
who did not support the gov-
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Mr Brown said he served one
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found it intolerable. “If you are
not PLP here, they would like
“he said.

Locals are particularly dis-
appointed over I-Group’s
alleged involvement in the dis-
crimination process.

Mr Brown said: “In the ini-
tial stages we all lobbied for
this project to be here, and it
now hurts us to see the com-

pany hitting us in the face.

“T-Group wants nothing to
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Alfred Gray, who has told us
openly that he only has jobs
for the PLP. He actually says
that in town meetings. He
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Meanwhile, FNM candidate
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has written to I-Group presi-
dent Stephen Roy demanding
reinstatement of the victimised
workers.

He alleged that two I-Group
managers were constantly
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employees, Dandrea Brown
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Moss rather than the people. I am
very disappointed of CB Moss’ lack
of gratitude and lack of appreciation
in failing to thank Prime Minister
Christie who allowed him to serve
as a Senator and Vice President for
five years,” Mr Roberts said.

Prime Minister Christie last night
said that it is important that the
public be made aware that Rev
Moss always understood that PLP
nominations “are not within the gift
of the leader, Bradley Roberts. or
any other person” and that in fact
the candidates committee to the
national general council is the only
body authorised to make final choic-
es on candidates.

“It follows, therefore, that when
I represented to Rev Dr Moss back
in 2002 that I could support him as
the successor to Mr Bradley
Roberts in Bain and Grants Town,
this was implicitly and necessarily
subject to the approval of his nom-
ination by (that committee),” Mr
Christie said.

He said that Rev Moss under-
stood this to be the case all along.

The prime minister said that Rev
Moss submitted himself to a face-to-
face interview with the committee,
“which suggests that he knew that
the process was not automatic.”

Mr Christie said that while Rev
Moss was not able at any time to
demonstrate the support of the con-
stituents, Dr Bernard Nottage had
the overwhelming support from the
constituency branch.

The prime minister added that
Rev Moss declined to demonstrate
that he had the support of the Bain
and Grants Town constituents on
several occasions.

As it regards Rev Moss’ com-
ments about Dr Nottage, Mr
Christie said that they are in his
view “completely unjustified” and
“unworthy of a minister of the
gospel and the good, Christian gen-
tleman I know Rev Dr Moss to be.”

“Dr Nottage had no hand in any
of the decisions in question. His
only sin was that he commanded
the overwhelming support of the
constituency branch,” he said

The prime minister said that
despite Rev Moss’ resignation and
recent actions he held “no ill feel-
ings” towards him.

Rev Moss, who Mr Roberts
described as the “cry baby self-pro-
claimed and believed to be sole
inheritor to the Bain and Grants
Town Constituency,” this week
announced that he will be offering
as an independent candidate for
that constituency.

The well-known clergyman said
that his decision to run as an inde-
pendent resulted from Dr Bernard
Nottage being given the PLP’s nom-
ination for the Bain and Grant’s
Town constituency, despite promis-





















Rev C B Moss

es that Rev Moss claims he was giv-
en by Prime Minister Christie.

Mr Roberts yesterday told the
media that he was also aware of CB
Moss having talks with the leader-
ship of the FNM

He claimed that C B Moss failed
to obtain a seconder for his nomi-
nation notwithstanding that a Dea-
coness in his Church was in the
meeting.

“CB Moss in my opinion has an
inflated view of his popularity in
the constituency. It is just a matter
of time in my opinion that C B Moss
will receive a clear and definitive
message from the good people of
Bain and Grants Town that he
should embrace the higher calling of
being a pastor,” Mr Roberts said.

Mr Roberts claimed that what
Rev Moss described as a “promise”
was at most “an exchange of ideas”.

He pointed out that it was the
Bain and Grants Town Branch of
the PLP that recommended Dr Not-
tage to the party’s Candidates’
Committee. Dr Nottage, he said,
was ratified unanimously by the par-
ty’s National General Council.

However, Mr Roberts did admit
that during the 2002 election cam-
paign, he made the decision to only
serve as an MP for two and a half
years.

He said that despite his inten-
tions the prime minister in Septem-
ber of 2004 asked him to remain
for an extended period of time
because of the vision of the gov-
ernment for Bain and Grants Town.

Mr Roberts said that Rev Moss
was made aware of the prime min-
ister’s request out of courtesy to
Rev Moss’ personal desires.

Rev Moss, he said, accepted the
wishes of the prime minister, while
also being acutely aware that want-
ing to be a member of parliament
was quite different from being elect-
ed to such a post.

The minister said that the prime
minister has always, in his view,
been very transparent and open in
all of his dealings with colleagues;
therefore the suggestion that there
has been a repudiation of a sacred
agreement is nothing more than a
figment of C B Moss’ imagination.

Mr Roberts said that Rev Moss
applied in writing to the Candidate’s
Committee of the PLP as is
required of all seeking endorsement
to be a standard bearer for the par-
ty. During his interview C B Moss
clearly stated that if the party did
not nominate him that he would
run.
“Therefore, his announcement
to run as an independent is not sur-
prising to the Bain and Grants
Town Branch and me,” Mr Roberts
said.

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i ON Monday, Commissioner of
Police Paul Farquharson announced
the promotions of four assistant
commissioners of police to the rank
of senior assistant commissioner and
the further promotions of six persons
to the rank of assistant commissioner
of police.

Shown in an official portrait at
Police Headquarters are from left
(front row) Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Ruben
Smith; Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson; Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson; Deputy
Commissioner of Police John Rolle;
Senior Assistant Commissioner of
Police Allan Gibson; Senior Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police Ellison
Greenslade. (Back row) Assistant
Commissioner of Police Marvin
Dames; Assistant Commissioner of
Police Chris McCoy; Assistant
Commissioner of Police Juanita
Colebrooke; Assistant Commissioner
of Police James Carey; Assistant
Commissioner of Police Kirkland
Hutchinson; Assistant Commissioner
of Police Eugene Cartwright.

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Essay winners receive awards
in BIC’s nationwide contest

OUTSTANDING essay writ-
ers were awarded on Tuesday
by corporate giant BTC, a major
partner of Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre, following the com-
pany’s latest theatrical success
Black Journey.

Endorsed by the Ministry of
Education, Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre hosted its first ever,
nationwide essay contest and
received scores of entrants from
throughout New Providence and
the Family Islands.”

“We wanted to get students
involved in our latest produc-
tion, Black Journey, which
chronicles the evolution of
African-Americans from their
pre-slavery days in Africa right
up to the present,” explained
Kathy Ingraham, executive pro-
ducer of Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre. “The, production
also was set to music that
defined poignant points in his-
tory. Because of the rich history
attached, we also provided
teachers with study guides so
that they can incorporate all of
the historical aspects were dis-
played into the classroom. We
will soon be announcing a new
essay and art competition so we
encourage students to stay tuned
and join our mailing list to make
sure they get the word first.”

The musical tour through
black history starred Daniel
Hudson, Jessica Porter and
Miranda Thompson and played
March 13 and 14 at the National
Centre for the Performing Arts
on Shirley Street.

Primary school students were
challenged to say which famous
black person they admire and why.

Junior students were asked to
name who they thought was the
most influential black person in
the world today while senior stu-
dents had to complete an essay
with the introduction: “black his-
tory would not be complete
without the contributions of...”:

Overall winners included:

° Jade McQueen of Moss
Town Primary, who won a
round trip airline ticket courtesy
of an anonymous donor.

e Kennisha Adderley, a grade
nine studenf of Saint Anne’s
School, who received a BTC
GSM cellular phone for winning
the Junior Division

e Ethan Dames received $100
worth of BTC GSM cellular
minutes

Outstanding mentions in the
‘ primary division included:

¢ Maya Delaney, Lyford Cay
International School

e Rodericka Collie, Moss
Town Primary School

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Atlantic Medical
presents awards

WHEN Douglas Storr,
LaToya Collie and Fredricka
Rolle attended their company’s
annual Christmas Party, they
had no clue they would walk
away winners of the prestigious
Chairman Awards.

Succeeding over all the
employees of Atlantic Medical
Insurance Company, the three-
some received numerous
awards for their excellence in
service over the years. :

Douglas Storr, Atlantic Med-
ical’s courier and winner of the
Sir David Gibbons Chairman
Award (Employee of the Year),
said he was in shock and con-

tinued to sit down even after
his name was called at the
Christmas party, which is held
every December.

“I was really stunned and
shocked,” said Mr Storr. “I
went up for the Perfect Atten-
dance Award and figured that
was the end of that. When they
called my name for the Chair-
man’s Award....it was so
strange, I heard my name but
was so stunned I did not even
move. It took me a while to get
myself together and get up and
receive the award.”

Mr Storr is a seven-year
employee of the insurance com-

pany and was awarded not only
for being on time and never
missing work, but for carrying
out his daily duties with excel-
lence.

He truly goes the extra niile
and is seen by his co-workers
as “the man that makes things
happen,” the company said.

Winners of the Sir David
Gibbons Award are selected by
a management and staff voting
system each year. They must
demonstrate professionalism,
positive attitudes, a pleasant
demeanor, hard work, under-
standing and dedication in the
performance of duties, willing-

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ness to perform duties outside
the scope of job description and
being a team player generally.

Coming in second place as
the Chairman Award, LaToya
Collie has been employed in the
customer service department
for the past seven years and she,
too, was shocked at her win.

“Even though my co-work-
ers told me that they felt I
would win, I really was thinking
that someone else would get it,”
she said.

Asked about her attitude

towards her work, Ms Collie _

said: “I am also a customer so I
give our customers the same

treatment that I would like to
receive as a customer else-
where.”

She said she enjoys being
employed at Atlantic Medical
and is motivated by the loving,
family-style environment that
she works in.

Fredricka Rolle walked away
with the Quality Service Award
which is a new award for
Atlantic Medical. She received
this award for being the proces-
sor with the highest claim accu-
racy. Unlike the others, Ms
Rolle said she was not really
surprised. ,

“T was not surprised that I

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was noticed for the highest
claim accuracy but what really
surprised me is that the compa-
ny came up with an award for it.
I didn’t expect that part of it,”
she said. “My co-workers say
that I never know what is going
on in the office and that is
because I am so focused and
tuned in to my work. I always
make sure that the claims I deal
with are properly processed so
that-the doctors, patients and
hospitals are satisfied.”

Ms Rolle has been employed
at Atlantic Medical for the past
six years.

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lence shown in her staff as they
carry out their duties, Atlantic
Medical’s senioy vice president
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the winners. 4

“As always, lam very happy
to see staff awarded for showing
excellence in their work and
dedication to Atlantic Medical,”
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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 19

Pe eS eae
Atlantic Medical awards

ecognises achievers |

& DOUGLAS Storr

ulations to Douglas, LaToya
and Fredricka and I encourage
them to continue on in being
model examples of how we do
things here at Atlantic Medical.

“It is very difficult to pick
these winners as our staff mem-
bers are so talented and all of
them are very special in their
own right. Congratulations

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again to our winners and we
look only for good things to
come in the future.”

The prize for winning
Atlantic Medical’s Employee of
the Year Award 2007 is an all-
expense paid trip for two to
New York. Mr Storr and his
wife will be enjoying the Big
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future development oe
¢ Background in business with prior
experience in supervising staff, strong
organizational skills, and excellent people

and communication skills
¢ Financial experience would be an asset.

* Candidates must be energetic, highly motivated and eager to learn
* Willing to work in a fast paced multi faceted environment

*Preferably should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business,
Technical or related fields, but as a minimum, must have an
Associates Degree

* Willing to work throughout the Bahamas and abroad as may
be necessary from time to time

* Ability to make decisions and take ownership for assigned
responsibilities

Education Officer

Requirements & Responsibilities include:

* Giving presentations regarding collection of
birds and animals to visiting school groups

° Creating and designing education packets for
teachers :

* Producing a newsletter and interacting with
visitors

¢ Successful candidate must have excellent
communication skills, both written and oral,
be outgoing and willing to work outside.

* Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively

* Must be a “people person” that will never compromise on
providing exceptional customer service

* Be efficient in computer based programs including, Microsoft
Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Publisher .

If you are interested in a challenging career, that will bring out the
best in you, in an environment that is ever changing and evolving,
then, send your Resume, on or before April 13th, 2007 to:

Janice Fountain - Moss
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-1123

Interested and qualified candidates for either position should
: Nassau, Bahamas

send their resume to “Executive/Education Position” at P. O.
Box SS 5256, Nassau, Bahamas or-mail to
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Or by Email to:

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Foreign Affairs on Tuesday

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having a strong commitment to its customers, associates and community.




An opportunity for a Retail Operations Consultant to join this market leader has arisen.






Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will have previous experience in development and
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PROSPECTUS y
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS area aA MAS RECA REDO oe
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2026 AND 2027 BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2026 AND 2027
ISSUE OF B$50,000, 000.00

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of : APPLICATION No
Assembly, 21st June, 2006. , ALLOTMENT No.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 16th March, 2007 and DATE:
will close at 3:00pm on 26th March, 2007. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 27th March, 2007 and

The Regist
will cease at 3:00p.m. on 28th March, 2007. gain

c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4868

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum of B$50,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to Nassau, Bahamas

subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded. Sir:



The date of this Prospectus is 15th March, 2007 YWe hereby apply for the following amount,of Bahamas Registered-Stock

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered es ay tn : ne i £ : ’ i : bas
Stock totalling B$50,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a range of maturity dates; the earliest being I bel .
repayable in 2026 and the latest in 2027. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue oo € ce the amount applied for
price are given below :- , in Units of B$100

Issue 4 :
Rate Of Interest saat eile 9/32% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2026

= ne 5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2027
9/32% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2026 25,000,000.00 100.00
5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2027 25,000,000.00 100.00

50,000,000.00 and undertake to accept any less amount which may be allotted to me/us.

The Stock shall be repaid on 28th March, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock. VWe enclose B$ in payment for the Stock applied fc
/ applied for.

INTEREST

In the event of the full amount of Stock(s) applied for above is/are not allotted to

The Stock will bear interest from 28th March, 2007, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as the me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be applied for the following Stock:

percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by the
Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 28th September, 2007 and thereafter on 28th March and 28th September in every year
until the Stock is repaid.

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% Bahamas Registered Stock BS
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
7 % Bahamas Registered Stock : BS
CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND / % Bahamas Registered Stock BS
The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE VIA RTGS SYSTEM THROUGH ALL COMMERCIAL BANKS

EXCEPT FINCO, BY BANK DRAFTS PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS
AND BY CASH.
SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Issue of Stock The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bank of The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 16th
March, 2007 and will close at 3:00 pm on 26th March, 2007. Allocations will commence
at 9:30 a.m. on 27th March, 2007 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 28th March, 2007. All
envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled “Application For Bahamas
Government Registered Stocks”.

1. (One Person)
Ordinary Signature_



Units The Stock will be in units of B$100.00. Name in Full (BLOCK LETTERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss and titles if any.)

Applications Applications must be for B$100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

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Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborough Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks: , P.O. Box

Address (Corporations etc. should give Registered Addresses )



Bank of The Bahamas International

First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited

Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited

Commonwealth Bank Limited

Royal Bank Of Canada

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)

Citibank, N.A.



Telephone Nos.(H) __ (W)

2. (Where two or more persons apply as joint subscribers, the a
be given below.)

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PUBLIC DEBT Ordinary Signatures
Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at December 31, 2006 show the Public Debt of The

Bahamas to be B$2,880,739,000.* Names in Full



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GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

: . And/OR
The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government of The

Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Address.



FY2005/2006p** FY2005/2006p** FY2006/2007p**
BS BS BS
Approved Budget Approved Budget Telephone Nos.(H)
Revenue 1,221,454,000 1,132,774,0:90 1,338,971,000
: I/We hereby request semi annual interest to be paid to:
Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt) 1,149,582,000 1,145,691,000 1,269,560,000
‘ : Bank Name
Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances Bank Branch
to public corporations) 123,454,000 132,901,000 162,356,000 =
** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.
* The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent lability which as at
December 31, 2006 totalled B$499,067,000.

Account Number

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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FREEPORT - Mark Hardy,

i f the Grand Bah 1
Be Math Soceer Devcon, =| Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

ment Programme, visited Don

Roberts, president of Dolly @ Offshore Island.

Madison Home Centre to thank

him for funding the programme.
Mr Roberts said: “Dolly Madi-

son Home Centre in conjunction

with Whirlpool is pleased to FIN ANCI AL

announce an ongoing partner-

ship with Mark Hardy and the CONTROLLER

Grand Bahama Boys’ Youth Soc-
cer Development Programme.”

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated
individual, who is able to perform in a fast paced
environment. A minimum of an Associates Degree in
a science related field or prior laboratory experience
essential.

Invites applications for the position of:

Must be willing to work day, night and weekend shifts

SESE Re tie pte ith Applicant must possess knowledge of the hen tenes
its first donation to fund the five- application of generally accepted accounting ry

year-old programme, which SEER ;
Seater ties eb to OL. principles, internal control systems and

More than 100 youngsters reg- computerized systems; ability and willingness
ularly attend weekly coaching | to train, counsel and coach employees; proven

sessions and games at Freeport a : :
| Rugby and Football Club. ability to create and implement project plans and

ft Aaaive Rae aes re-engineering of existing ways of doing business
the great energy that they pos- to facilitate improvements in productivity as well

« Sess. It is for this reason that we | ag strong leadership in areas of responsibility.
» are here today to present a sec-
* ond check in support of this fine

programme. Finally, I wish to Salary will be based upon qualifications and
- formally invite all male Youth TY P q

between the ages of 8 and 21 to experience. We offer excellent benefits.
» come on down and participate” __|_ Interested persons should submit resume by email
e The Boys Intermediate : :

“ League will now be called “The to: cmajor@srb.sandals.com.

f », Whirlpool I-League”.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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Please submit written resume to on or before March
30th, 2007, to:

The Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-1123
Nassau, Bahamas

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Minimum 3 years programming experience with AS400 CL, RPG IV / ILE
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3 Minimum 2 years programming experience in SQL

. Knowledge of industry standards re: System Change Control procedures

Practical experience in insurance or banking fields preferred

Excellent attention to detail

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership and organizational skills

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defiantly celebrate
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

TENS of thousands of Kurds
celebrated a spring festival tradi-
tionally used to assert separatist
demands, defiantly raising illegal
flags and images of a jailed rebel
chief Wednesday, according to"
Associated Press.

Authorities increased security
around the country for the
Nowruz festival and warned they
would not tolerate illegal demon-
strations. But protesters carried
pictures of rebel leader Abdul-
lah Ocalan and flags of his
banned separatist Kurdistan
Workers Party, or PKK, despite
laws banning rebel propaganda.

There were a few reports of
violence. Police fired tear gas to
disperse a group throwing stones
at police at the end of festivities in
Istanbul and detained more than
20 people. Police also broke up a
demonstration by Kurds chanting
slogans praising Ocalan in the
southern city of Mersin. Brief
scuffles also broke out between
stone-throwing youths and police
in the cities of Diyarbakir and
Izmir. .

The PKK has been fighting for
more than two decades for auton-
omy in Turkey’s southeast in a
campaign that has left some
37,000 people dead. The United
States and the European Union
list the group as a terrorist orga-
nization.

The Nowruz festival is cele-
brated largely by the country’s
Kurdish population, and past cel-
ebrations have ended in riots that
claimed dozens of lives. Tensions
are particularly high this year
because of the arrests and prose-
cutions of dozens of pro-Kurdish
politicians on charges of ties to
PKK rebels.

Kurdish rebel activity tapered
-off in the late 1990s under heavy
pressure from Turkish security
forces, and particularly after the
capture of Ocalan in 1999 and his
subsequent call for a peace ini-
tiative.

Since then, many Kurds-have
increasingly tried to win more
rights through politics, with lim-
ited success.

This year, however, Kurdish
leaders plan to field independent
candidates to circumvent a law
requiring parties to win a mini-
mum 10 percent of votes to be
represented in parliament. They
claim arrests and prosecutions in
recent weeks are part of govern-
ment efforts to undermine their
election plans.

Tens of thousands of Kurds
gathered in front of a giant stage
set up along a highway on the
outskirts of Diyarbakir, the
largest city in the Kurdish-domi-
nated southeast and the focus of
Nowruz celebrations.

Police stopped buses and trucks
carrying celebrants near the site,
and participants walked the rest
of the way. People lined up to be
searched, while agents filmed the
crowd and one surveyed the
scene with high-powered binocu-
lars from a nearby rooftop.

Several stood with the Ocalan
images on the shoulders of com-
rades,.their faces obscured by
scarves to prevent identification
by the authorities. Some attached
Ocalan photos to balloons that
sailed into the sky. A military
helicopter circled in the distance.

Some Kurdish dignitaries
addressing the crowd also defi-
antly praised Ocalan and delib-
erately used an honorific title —
which can be roughly translated
as “esteemed Ocalan” — while
speaking of the rebel chief. Sev-
eral Kurdish politicians have been
charged with “praising crime or
criminals” for referring to Ocalan
in that way.

A couple of dozen men threw
stones at police, who seized ban-
ners with images of slain rebels
and detained several people. An
organizer with a loudspeaker
appealed for calm from the top of
a bus. Police did not respond.

Ocalan sent a message from
prison calling for an independent
team of doctors to assess his
health.

Ocalan’s lawyers recently
claimed that he was poisoned in
prison, though Turkish authori-
ties said last week that tests on
samples of his hair, urine and skin
showed no signs of poisoning.

Kurds celebrate Nowruz — the
Farsi word for new year —
around the vernal equinox along
with people in Iran and former
Soviet Central Asian nations.

For Kurds, the festival is an
occasion to highlight their cultur-
al identity.

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able energy that the European
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ciated Press.

But eastern Europe remains
heavily dependent on fossil
fuels, causing friction between
older and newer EU members
as the bloc pushes an ambitious
plan to boost its reliance on
green energy.

About 94 percent of the elec-
tricity for coal-rich Poland
comes from coal-fired plants, a
major source of the carbon
emissions that contribute to
global warming.

“They are lagging behind,”
Beatriz Yordi, an EU official in
charge of promoting renewable
energy, said of eastern Euro-
pean member nations. “And we
are pushing them to catch up.”

But in Poland, for example,
leaders are disinclined to cut
coal use, which helps limit
dependence on Russian oil and
gas. And with a 15 percent
unemployment rate — the EU’s
highest — cutting jobs in an
industry that employs roughly

200,000 people could be.

political suicide.

“For the government, it’s bet-
ter to have 100 people working
in mines than one or two men
working in wind generation,”
said Jaroslaw Mroczek, presi-
dent of the Polish Wind Energy
Association.

European leaders adopted an
ambitious set of goals this
month to cut carbon emissions
by 20 percent from 1990 levels
by 2020. By then, at least 20 per-
cent of Europe’s energy should
derive from renewable sources
such as wind, solar panels and
hydroelectricity.

They also decided to increase
energy efficiency by 20 percent,
and to ensure that at least 10
percent of fuels will come from
biofuels like ethanol.

The EU is likely to set lower
targets for the new EU mem-
bers, acknowledging their late
starting point and persistent
economic problems after
decades under communism.
Negotiations to set the targets
for each country are expected to
start this year.

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A FIERCE fight erupted Wednesday between Nepal’s former com-
munist rebels and ethnic rights activists trying to stage separate rallies
in the same place, leaving 25 people dead and 35 wounded, according
to Associated Press.

Maoists supporters and members of the Madeshi People’s Rights
Forum had both gathered at an open ground venue in Gaur, 100 miles
south of the capital, Katmandu, said local police chief Ram Kumar
Khanal.

The two sides argued over who had the right to use the land, and
fighting quickly broke out, Khanal said. ;

“Shots were fired and they were fighting with each other using
everything from sticks to knives,” he said.

Khanal said 12 bodies were found at the site and 13 were recovered
nearby,

Violence spread to surrounding areas, and police brought in rein-
forcements. A 13-hour curfew helped bring the situation under control,
Khanal said.

Violence has been increasing in southern Nepal, where the Madeshi
group has staged strikes, transport shutdowns and demonstrations
since January to demand greater rights for the people of the region. The
protests have closed schools and markets, often resulting in clashes with
angry locals.

Since the Madeshi group formed last year, it has competed with the
Maoists for public support among southern Nepalese. However, there
had been only small, sporadic skirmishes between the two groups.

The Madeshi group is demanding greater autonomy, more seats in
the national legislature and a guaranteed number of representatives
from southern Nepal in the government. They allege the southern
region has been sidelined in favor of the more populated mountainous
areas in the north.

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fuels, could make a huge impact
in Poland, Romania and the
Baltic states, experts say.

Biomass, which involves using
plant matter like corn and forest
residue to make ethanol and
fire power plants, has great
potential in farm-rich countries
like Poland and Hungary.

One of the better performers
so far, in fact, has been Hun-
gary, where biomass energy is
on the rise and has already
replaced some coal-fired power
stations. Prime Minister Ferenc
Gyurcsany has said he thinks
his country could get as much of
16 percent of its energy supply
from renewable sources by
2020.

But obstacles include tight
budgets, expensive initial invest-
ments, technical barriers to link-
ing renewable energy to existing
power grids, and continued sub-
sidies for coal and nuclear pow-
er.
With governments moving
slowly, private initiatives are
taking the lead.

“The renewable energy mar-

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past two years,” said Clifford J.
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peans still consume much less
energy per person than their
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to three times lower than in the
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10 Maybe debar the making numbers (3)
of money! (5) 5 injury to a novice beset by rotlen
11 Something to keep the gines in (5) cade (5) ;
12 Kiked with bent naits (5) 6 Abittired, in a spin, you need
13 Made clear that fish, indeed, was something to take (7)
wanted (7) 7 Look terrific in one's best
15 What someone might say in uniform? (4)
Pitlochry (3) 8 If you haven't a clue, you won't do
17 One fled the country (4) 80 wall (6)
18 Expend in detail, perhaps (6) 12 Closes the arrangement for sales (5)
19 Not pretty clear? (5) 13 Little like toys? (5)
20 Rogues at cards? (6) 14 One in a cart is of no
22 Horse fit for a king? (4) - great weight (5)
24 Still the old-fashioned 15 It's of rare fertility (5) ACROSS
coat tail (3) 16 She sounds a bit of a Hellenist (5) 1 Success (5)
25 tt might go to a cowboy’s 18 Dot tas before (5) : elle
head (7) 19 A letter to phrase differently, 10 Tempest (5)
26 To hop around making . maybe (7) o me
a picture (5) 21 Eroneously sent half a mile, settle 13 Comfort (7)
27 Eats a concoction in a state of comfortably (6) Wu 15 Very warm (3)
contusion (2,3) 22 She set out her stall out East (6) jut i el
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instance (7) 26 One false step could spoll a piece of > a
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obviously (5) 28 To winit could be a wu 25 Dream (7)
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1 Pass 1¢ Pass
2NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead — jack of hearts.

There are players who spend so
much time memorizing complicated
bidding conventions, or trying to
master squeezes and other advanced
plays, that their ability to reason cor-
than
anything else you can name — fre-
quently gets lost in the shuffle.

Take this case where East, playing
more by rote than reason, misde-
fended three notrump. Declarer took
West’s opening heart lead with the



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queen, led the jack of diamonds and
let it ride. East won with the queen
and retummed a heart, taken by South
with the ace.

Declarer then led a diamond to
dummy’s eight, ducked by East, and
a third diamond lead dislodged the
ace. East shifted to a low spade, but
declarer won and finished with 10
tricks, losing only a spade and two
diamonds. +

If East had taken the time early
in the play to work out declarer’s
probable values for the jump to two
notrump, he would have held South
to just the eight tricks he was entitled
to make.

To begin with, South had to have
the K-Q of spades, A-Q of hearts and
A-K of clubs for his two-notrump
bid. This in tum meant that unless
declarer had four spades, he could
score only two spade tricks, three
hearts and two clubs and would
therefore need to make two diamond
tricks. East’s defense consequently
should have been aimed at limiting
South to one diamond trick.

To accomplish this, all East had to
do was to let South’s jack of dia-
monds hold at trick two. That would
have effectively killed dummy’s re-
maining diamonds, and no matter
how South continued, he could not
have come to nine tricks.

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Dance2Dance v Terminater0//,
instantchess.com 2006. In web
chess you normally choose a
pseudonym or handle rather
than play under your own name.
Black probably meant to call
himself Terminator007, though
both his spelling and
numerology were off beam.
White had a normal handle, but
his strategy of marching his king

to the centre with several pieces ~
still on the board was bizarre.
So, not surprisingly, it's Black to
move and win here.
Instantchess is a free site with
user-friendly graphics where you
can find an opponent quickly,
though if you seriously want to
improve your play it’s best to go
to chessclub.com where you can
watch grandmasters in action

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 29








TWICE A YEAR THEN MIGRATE
THOUSANDS OF MILES ACROSS
THE CONTINENT IN AN
EXHNWSTING, ETERNAL
STRUGGLE TO FULFILL
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THURSDAY,
MARCH 22

ARIES — March 21/April 20
You can be unusually persuasive
Aries. Your biggest opponents are
those who question your timing. Ac!
as if you already know the’ answei
and your instincts will prove nght.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
You find deeper meaning in the
most casual remarks lately, Taurus.
Introspection causes you to do some
self analysis. Believe in your poten-
tial and you can do almost artything.
GEMINI - May 22/June 21
You're caught off balance by a sur-
prising question, Gemini. Yet, you
don’t miss a beat. Cosmic forces are
pushing love closer in your direction.
cr rush while it lasts.
CANCER - June 22/July 22
A confrontation ends early when
the weaker party gives in to your
wishes, Cancer. The crab got
lucky this time so make the most
of it. Confusion arises midweek.
Resolve it with patience.

LEO - July 23/August 23
When you see the shortcut this week,
Leo, take it. There would be no entre-
preneurs, pioneers or inventors if
everyone waited for permission to
push on. Danger is on the horizon.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

It takes only one kind word from a
friend to remind you how wonder-
ful you are, Virgo. There are many
willing partners who are waiting
for you to jump into the mix.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Expect a sudden reversal in your
life, Libra. Everything is still going
your way, but it changes somehow.
As long as you can adapt. quickly
you’ ll be fine.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Being timid is not in your make-up,
Scorpio. This is your week to shine
and get noticed. The scorpion’s
desires will not be denied and pity
those who stand in your way.
SAGITTARIUS — Nov 2¥Dec 21
Be careful about getting worn out
this week, Sagittarius. It may be
time to pass the torch to another able
person. You have to remember
you’re as human as everyone else
and need a break now and again.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
You've had enough of being alone,
Capricom. You like to be around people
even if they are quite different from you.
Wear your heart on your sleeve this week
and you're sure to find a love connection.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Avoid problems by making peace
with troublesome individuals early
on, Aquarius. The best compromise is
a combination of everyone’s best
ideas — then go with it. ‘
PISCES — Feb 19/March 20
It's finally time for Pisces to yell, “I
told you so.” But wait until there is a
larger audience to experiénce it.
Wednesday will be your day of vic-
tory, sc enjoy it.



both online and over the board.
How did Black (to move) finish off
his opponent?

LEONARD BARDEN

RA ES TE

Chess solution 8328: 1...e5+ 2 Kd5 R2c5+ 3 bxcb

Rxc5+ 4 Kxd6 Bf8 mate.

31, He-rod 32, F-ET-lock 34, Nudes 35, Our 36, Pan-ic 37,
Act up 38, (s-)Cents
DOWN: 1, No man 2, Do-Ct.-ors 4, (all) Ears 5, O-liver 6,
Slee-p 7, Cysts 9, Tan 12, Ad-Ml-red 14, Aha 16, S-owed
Beg te 9, be ag 20, Tor-Ch. 21, Teno-R 23, Hem-

, Reduc-e 25, Tut 27, ‘Al 28, fi
oa Leg-Al 28, Sonic 30, Scrum

Forests 34, Stem 35, Air 36, Abate 37, Attic

38, Erred

DOWN: 1, Argon 2, Acutely 4, Heat 5, Tripod 6, Satin 7,
Agate 9, Inn 12, Transit 14, Ore 16, Sneer 17, Essay 19,
Tension 20, Conga 21, Blame 23, Beneath 24,

Mister 25, Tor 27, Arabs 28, Baste 30, Strip 32, Free
33, Sit










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hill, will, wild, wind, WING



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Port incurs
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year

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Tribune Business
Editor -

THE court-ordered
receivership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and Port Group Ltd
should be overturned because
it is proving too costly and
“draining” the companies’
resources, Sir Jack Hayward’s
son has alleged, with the
GBPA incurring a $1.7 mil-
lion loss per annum. :

In an affidavit filed with the
Supreme Court, Rick Hay-
ward said that Justice Anita
Allen had ordered that Port
Group Ltd and the GBPA
share the “significant finan-
cial expense” to fund the
receivers, BDO Mann Judd’s
Clifford and Myles Culmer,
and their attorneys, Lennox
‘Paton.

He claimed that on March
5, 2007, the receivers provided
him with invoices showing
that their total expenses to
February 12, 2007, had been
$303,294. Then, an e-mail on
March 19, 2007, showed a fur-
ther $161,009 in expenses had
been incurred in February
2007.

Basing his affidavit on the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd’s
2005 financial statements,
audited by Deloitte &
‘Touche, as the 2006 accounts
were still being audited, Mr
Hayward said it was “usual”
for the GBPA to lose
between $1-$2 million per
year.

“In particular, I have
reviewed the previous years’
financial statements of the
GBPA. The GBPA is oper-
ating at a loss of approxi-
mately $1.7 million per year,”
Mr Hayward alleged.

He explained that the
GBPA had a liability of
$13.817 million to its parent ,
company, Cayman-based
Intercontinental Diversified
Corporation (IDC), whose
ownership is being disputed
by his father and the late
Edward St George’s estate as
a result of Sir Jack’s 75 per
cent ownership claim.

The liability, said Mr Hay-
ward, meant that IDC had to
defer dividends or inter-com- -
pany loans had to be made

’ within the Port group of com-
panies. ;

This, the affidavit
explained, meant that funds
were loaned from Port Group
Ltd - the entity that owns the
profit-making assets in
Freeport - to the GBPA,,
which holds the regulatory
and quasi-governmental pow-
ers.

“In-my view, the GBPA

loss

Sir Jack’s son alleges
receivership ‘draining’
companies’ financial
resources; losses made
good by Port Group Ltd

cannot afford the expense of
receivers and their attorneys,”
Mr Hayward alleged. “It seri-
ously jeopardises the capacity
of the GBPA to continue
functioning, and absent exten-
sion of loan facilities, the
GBPA will be unable to con-
tinue functioning.

_ “It is presently unclear to
me how the GBPA is fund-
ing the receivers. The GBPA
funds are usually used to pay
staff; and develop capital pro-

_jects in the area - suc as the
new junior high school.”

He further claimed that
Port Group Ltd was “now

incurring significant expens-:

es” relating to the receiver-
ship, “and is being crippled
from properly functioning”.

. Mr Hayward said-his attor-
neys had advised him that a
trial over Sir Jack’s 75 per
cent ownership claims was
some way off, but the St
George estate wanted the
receivers to remain in place.

The GBPA was putting up
$3 million of the $8 million
required to fund building of a
new school, and Mr Hayward
alleged that this was th sort
of project that would not be
funded or delayed as a result
of having to pay the receiver-
ship costs.

* ‘The impact of what I
believe likely to be several
million dollars in fees will be
td continue to drain the
resources of the companies to
the prejudice of their credi-
tors, and to limit the projects
that the Port Companies can
undertake,” Mr Hayward
alleged.

He also claimed that the

receivership had made it dif-
ficult for the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd to obtain financing
from financial institutions,
referring to the $6.3 million
used to purchase land at
Sharp Rock Cay, which had
to come out of operating
funds because Scotiabank
declined to provide a bank
loan. :
ICD had applied for a hear-
ing before Justice’ Allen
today, in a bid to be joined to
the dispute as a defendant,
and also to seek to overturn
the receivership.

The Tribune understands
that the hearings sought this
week have bene postponed
because Justice Allen has a
murder case to deal with.



Billions of dollars’
being ‘scared off

* Projects allegedly endangered are: $250m Raven Group deal, Morgan Stanley project,
$200m Freeport Aggregate and Cement, Medical school and educational facilities

m By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he receivership of
the Grand
Bahama __ Port
Authority
(GBPA) and Port
Group Ltd is damaging
Freeport’s “economic develop-
ment” and ability to,attract new
investments, Sir Jack Hayward’s
son has alleged in an affidavit,
identifying at least four major
multi-million dollar projects that
are in danger of being “scared
off”. He warned that this might
cost Freeport and Grand
Bahama “billions of dollars” in
lost investment opportunities.
In an affidavit filed with the

Supreme Court in support of
an application by Cayman-
domiciled Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (ICD)
to overturn the court-ordered
receivership of its subsidiaries,
the GBPA and Port Group Ltd,
Rick Hayward alleged that the
apppointment of BDO Mann
Judd receivers Clifford and
Myles Culmer had caused a
“Joss of investment in the com-
pany and the Freeport area”.

Among the major investment
projects being impacted by the
uncertainty caused by the
GBPA’s and Port Group Ltd’s
receivership, Mr Hayward
alleged, were:

* The Raven Group project

* Morgan Stanley

* Freeport Aggregate and
Cement
* DeVry University

“T am aware that several com-
panies are either holding off
investments or withholding fur-
ther action and beginning to
look elsewhere,” Mr Hayward
alleged.........

“The ongoing receivership, I
believe, is seriously prejudicing
the companies and the
economis development of
Grand Bahama. Far from the
receivership running well, it has
scared off investment, which is
only acting to irreparably harm
the companies and the commu-
nity. It is a level of harm that
cannot be readily cured by

monies paid under any under-
taking.”

Mr Hayward said the Raven
Group, a UK-quoted property
development company, was
“currently negotiating a high-
end hotel and residential devel-
opment in the Freeport area...,
and has expressed its deep con-
cerns as to the receivership and
the dispute in general”. .

The Raven Group project
had been proposed for a 1500-
acre site, and would take place
in four phases. The Tribune had
revealed that talks on the pro-
ject wwere being held earlier
this year, with the high-end,

SEE page 9B





Bahamians ‘will have to pay

the piper’ on debt levels

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

Drinks retailer removes firm’s water products

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

NAUTILUS Water products have been

removed from Bristol Wines and Spirit |

stores, The Tribune was told yesterday.

Speaking with this newspaper, Bruce
Souder, Bristol Wines and Spirits vice-pres-
ident of operations, confirmed the company
was no longer selling Nautilus’s product,
saying only that the decision was a “precau-
tionary measure”. He did not indicate
whether the move was was temporary or
permanent, or elaborate on why the deci-
sion was taken.

- An e-mail from Bristol Wines and Spirits’
vice-president of sales and marketing, Eddie
Gardner, obtained by The Tribune, said:
“Please be advised that as of this immediate
moment, we are pulling Nautilus Water from

our shelves. Store managers, please co-ordi-
nate with your staff to pull this product from

dry shelves, floor displays, cold box and

deliver it back to the warehouse.”

Last week, The Tribune reported that con-
troversy was brewing in the bottled water
industry following Nautilus’s entrance into

‘the market. ‘

The controversy surrounded the wording
placed on Nautilus’s website that “ it was

the only Bahamian water pure enough to ©

be approved by the International Bottle
Water Association (IBWA). :

What sparked fury in the industry was the
company’s claim that “Only Nautilus con-
tains the minerals your body needs to func-
tion at its peak, No other Bahamian water
comes close. In fact most may actually be
bad for you,

“By simply purifying their water, local



bottles are actually robbing your body of
the minerals it needs to run.”
Sources close to some of the bottled water

“companies said that they had received a

huge number of calls from concerned citizens
who read the information on the Nautilus
website.

They accused the company of using
aggressive sales tactics to win accounts and of
upsetting a market which - though highly
compeétitive- has seen all firms co- operate on
matters of mutual interest.

The Tribune contacted Jason Evans of
Nautilus yesterday, who promised that he
would try to respond to questions via e-mail
before presstime. No response was received.

Last week, he had told The Tribune that

SEE page 5B |

ANTHONY Ferguson, principal of CFAL, has warned that the
financial services industry needs to begin charting a new course giv-
en the current state of saving, investing and retirement planning in
the Bahamas.

Urging that there needs to an examination of what is going on in
the Bahamas, Mr Ferguson said: “Given the direction that we are
headed, I submit to you that if we were to come back here in this
room in 10 to 15 years, we would have a significant shift in the
Bahamas.

“Let’s look at the reality. We cannot sit and ignore the obvious
signs of deterioration in the economy. At the end of the day, the
average bank account has less than $1,000, the average consumer
debt is $14,000, less than 30 per cent of the companies in this coun-
try have a pension plan. We all know that National Insurance by
2036 will not have sufficient funds for us.

“We may not spend too much time thinking about it, but I tell
you that unless the Government does something, and I am not
focusing on any party, but whether we like it or not we are going to
have the pay the piper some day,” Mr Ferguson added.

His comments came during a one-day Wealth Management
Seminar held at Breezes and co- sponsored by the Bahamas Finan-
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dance with the memorandum
and articles of association of the
company; and deal with and
treat fairly the different classes
of shareholders.

The main underpinning of the
fiduciary relationship that a
director owes to a company is
one of trust, loyalty and integri-
ty in acting in the best interests
of the company.

Duty to Act in Good Faith

As espoused by Lord Greene
MR, in the case of Re Smith
and Fawcett Ltd, directors must
act in the best interests of the
company and cannot use their
powers to benefit themselves or
third parties.

The legal test of whether a
director has in fact acted in
good faith is one in which a

director acts in good faith in
what “he believes to be in the
best interests of the company”,
notwithstanding the fact that his
decision may in fact also pro-
mote his own interests.

However, directors must also
exercise their powers for the
purpose for which those pow-
ers were given. It is not enough
that they simply act in good
faith in what they believe to be
in the best interests of the com-
pany.

Directors, as fiduciaries, must
exercise their powers prudently
and properly, and act in good
faith not just in the best inter-
ests of the company, but also in
the exercise of their powers -
corporate, discretionary, admin-
istrative and otherwise.

It is in the duty of directors to
exercise their powers for a prop-
er purpose, as courts fairly and
objectively monitor and assess
the propriety of the decisions
and actions of company direc-
tors. This is particularly since
the notion of what is actually
“in the best interests of the
company” is more a subjective
test and, arguably, more suit-
ably determined by the judg-
ment of directors, who operate
and manage their companies
within the parameters of proper
and appropriate ethical behav-
iour.

Directors must be seen to be
exercising their discretionary
powers independently and fair-
ly in all matters, particularly
those involving their share-

holders and in contractual rela-
tionships with external and
internal parties.

Conflict of Interest

While the case of Movitex
Ltd vs Bullfield established that
directors do not have a duty not
to place themselves in a posi-
tion of conflict, in and of itself,
they should not place them-
selves in a position where their
personal interests, or duties to
third parties, conflict with their
duties to the company for which
they are acting as directors,
without the clear, unequivocal
consent of the compariy.

Directors may be given such
consent in the provisions of the
articles of ‘association of the
company, or by an ordinary res-
olution of the company.

As a corollary to the principle
under which the conflict of
interest of directors operates,

directors are also prohibited .

from gaining a profit or obtain-
ing some benefit by using pro-
prietary information, trade
secrets or opportunities that
may belong to or derive from
the company for which they act
as directors.

Duty to manage the
company

Section 84 of the Companies
Act 1992 (as amended) and Sec-

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Stocks
soar on
growth
outlook

BY TIM PARADIS
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wall Street
rallied sharply Wednesday after

an economic assessment by the
Federal Reserve ignited inves-
tor hopes that the central bank
has warmed to the idea of low-
ering short-term interest rates.
Largely thanks to Wednes-
_ day’s triple-digit gains, the Dow
_* Jones industrials have surged.
337 points this week, the best
. three-day performance. for the
blue chip average since Novem-
ber 2004.

Investors had netvously
awaited the economic state-
ment that accompanied the

_ Fed’s decision to leave short-
term interest rates unchanged
at 5.25 percent, and were |

encouraged that the central
bank didn’t refer to the possibil-
ity of “additional firming” of
rates as it did in January.

Policy makers said “future

policy adjustments” will.

ae depend on inflation and growth:
— eee language that .



2a ne
remains vigilant about the 2
threat of inflation, though.

The market was also relieved )

that the central bank left in
place language in its statement
that it still expects the economy
will “continue to expand at a
moderate pace.”

The Dow soared 159. 42, or

1.30 percent, to 12,447.52, after
_ having been flat until the Fed _
It was the |

announcement.
index’s biggest one-day point
gain since July 24.

_ Broader stock indicators also |

posted strong gains.
The Standard & Poor’s 500
index jumped 24.10, or 1.71 per-

cent, to 1,435.04, and the Nasdaq _ 4
composite index advanced |

47.71, or 1.98 percent, to 2,455.92.

‘The Dow is still down 0.13 on.

the year, but the S&P 500 and

Nasdag are now up by more

than 1 percent. :

Bonds rose following the Fed
decision.

The yield on the benchmark
10-year Treasury note fell to
4.54 percent from 4.55 percent

" late Tuesday.

‘The yield on the two-year
note briefly fell below that of
the 10-year for the first time
since August 2006 — a positive
sign, given that some say that a
market with short-term yields
exceeding long-term yields por-
tends a recession.

_ The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
‘gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up
36 cents at $59.61 per barrel on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange.

A> government Tepore
showed U.S. crude oil invento-
ties rose again last week, but
_ gasoline stocks fell more than

analysts expected. .

Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 5 to 1
on the New York Stock
Exchange after being nearly
even before the Fed’s
announcement. Volume came
to 1.63 billion shares, up from

‘ 146 billion on Tuesday.

-. The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 13.87, or
1.75 percent, to 807.47.

Overseas, markets in Japan
were closed for a holiday. Brit-
ain’s FTSE 100 closed up 0.59
percent, Germany’s DAX index
added 0.18 percent, and France’s
CAC-40 slipped 0.02 percent.





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id that waitress just sneeze on you? Wipe off
D those germs and consider this: Maybe she
doesn’t receive sick leave and needs the money.

But change is in the works,

sniffles. Legislation has been proposed nationally and
several states to require employ-
ers give paid sick days to millions
of workers who don’t receive

frontier in the effort to make
America’s workplaces more fami-
ly-friendly,” said Debra Ness,
president of the National Partner-
' ship for Women & Families. off.”
This issue is important to many
states because of their heavy ser-
vice-oriented economy full of
hourly employees who style our
hair, ring up our purchases, shelve
the products we buy and greet our
area’s hotel guests. Most of these
workers must weigh their options
when illness strikes. Is this stom-
ach flu bad enough to sacrifice a
| day’s pay?

Roy Lamb, a formerly homeless Miami school bus
driver, says he religiously pops vitamins and prays for
good heath. He now lives in Carrfour’s subsidized hous-
ing in Miami but barely meets expenses. So even if flu
symptoms catch him off guard, he’s still going to work.
“I need the money” Lamb explains.

Under federal law, businesses need not provide a
single day of sick pay to their workers. If passed, the

THURSDAY, MARCH ae 2007

and it just might be the
to stay home with her

sick days are the next





“PROPOSED LEGISLATION MAY BRING
PAID SICK DAYS TO MILLIONS OF WORKERS

federal bill (known as the Healthy Families Act) would
require employers with 15 or more employees to give
employees up to seven paid sick days a year.

The benefit could also be used by the employee to
care for members of their family who are ill or who
need to go to doctor.

The Florida bill would require up employers give up
to 614 paid sick days a year, depending on the size of the
business. From Miami’s Eighth Street to D.C’s business
district, employer reaction has been mixed. Cost is only
one reason some businesses oppose mandatory paid
sick leave.

In downtown Miami, one electronics store owner
with multiple locations considers it “an invitation for
employees to say they’re sick when they just want time

One national small-business organization says paid
sick leave would make it harder to recruit good work-
ers. Bill Herrle, Florida executive director for the
National Federation of Independent Business, says lur-
ing employees to small businesses already can be a
tough task. By mandating paid sick leave, Herrle says, it
takes away the ability to offer sick pay as a benefit “and
compete for good employees,” he said.

But do small businesses really use this lure?

Most low-wage hourly workers — 79 percent —
not have a single paid sick day to care for themselves or |
family members. Even workers at big businesses lack
benefits. ACORN (Association of Community Organi-
zations for Reform Now) recently surveyed 50 large
food service and retail companies in America and found
almost half — including McDonald’s, Darden Restau-
rants and Kohl’s stores — offered no paid sick days to
hourly employees.

E-mail comments to cgoodman@MiamiHerald.com. |

US.: Airbus threatens Boeing

@ The European Union
rejected U.S. damage
claims, saying the United
States has failed to show
how financing for Airbus has
led to Boeing’s lost sales or
lowered prices.

BY BRADLEY S. KLAPPER
Associated Press

GENEVA — Airbus has
taken advantage of decades of
European subsidies worth the
equivalent of more than $100
billion to capture long-standing
Boeing customers and become
the world’s largest seller of
planes, U.S. officials told a
WTO investigative panel.

The strategy will continue to
hurt the American plane manu-
facturer unless the World
Trade Organization takes
action, the United States said in



KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP
READY FOR TAKEOFF: An
Airbus A380 departs from
Los Angeles International
Airport on Tuesday.

opening its case alleging illegal

support for Airbus by the Euro-
pean Union.
The European Union

rejected the claims, saying the
United States has failed to
show how financing for France-
based Airbus has led to lost
sales or lowered prices.

The two sides released their
prepared statements late Tues-
day and on Wednesday. Long-
term loans granted by Euro-
pean governments at below-
market rates have “enabled Air-
bus to launch a series of large
civil aircraft models at a scale
and a pace that would have
been impossible without subsi-
dies,” the U.S. said at Tuesday’s
hearing.

According to international
trade rules, government sup-
port in manufacturing is illegal
if another WTO member can
prove that the subsidy has
harmed one of its companies or
industries.

The United States estimates
Airbus received $15 billion in
financing from the 27-nation
European Union and its mem-
ber states.

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INTERNATIONAL EDITION

FEDERAL RESERVE

Fed keeps
interest
rates
steady

f@ Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
and his colleagues left an
important interest rate
unchanged at 5.25 percent. This
was the Fed’s sixth meeting ina
row without budging the rate.

BY JEANNINE AVERSA

Associated Press

Bi WASHINGTON — The Federal
; | Reserve held interest rates steady on
Wednesday and raised the possibility
they could be cut in the months
ahead, igniting a rally on Wall Street,
where investors are thirsting for a
reduction.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and
his central bank colleagues left an
important interest rate unchanged at
5.25 percent, the sixth straight meet-
ing: without budging the rate. The
decision was unanimous.

On Wall Street, stocks rose
sharply. The Dow Jones industrials
closed up 159.42 points at 12,447.52 in
the index’s biggest one-day gain since
July 24.

The Fed’s decision means that
commercial banks’ prime interest
rate — for certain credit cards, home
equity lines of credit and other loans
— stays at 8.25 percent. The Fed has
left rates alone since August, giving
borrowers time to catch their breath
after two years of steadily rising
rates.

In an important change, Fed poli-
cymakers got rid of language from
previous policy statements that sug-
gested their next move could be a
rate increase. Instead, the Fed is now
widening its options and raising the
possibility that rates also could:go-
down. Investors are betting the Fed
will cut rates later this year to guard
against any undue economic weak- -
ness. Many economists predict the
central bank will probably start cut-
ting rates early next year.

“The needle has shifted a little
more to the center. I think they are
more open to easing rates than they
would have been several months
back,” said Lynn Reaser, chief econo-
mist at Bank of America’s Investment
Strategies Group. “They are moving
away from the notion there could
only be a rate increase.”

The Fed is still sticking to its fore-
cast that inflation should recede over
time and that the economy — despite
strains from the housing slump and
troubles facing lenders and borrow-
ers of risky mortgages — should log
moderate growth over the coming
quarters. That being said, the Fed did
slightly downgrade its assessment of
current economic conditions, saying
recent barometers “have been
mixed.” In contrast, at its previous
/ meeting in late January, the Fed said
recent indicators “suggested some-
what firmer economic growth.”
| Similarly, the Fed on Wednesday
| talked about the ongoing “adjust-
| ment” taking place in the housing
| sector.
|

do

The Fed didn’t mention any “ten-

tative signs of stabilization,” as it had

| in January, a view that led some to

| hope that the painful housing slump
could be improving somewhat.

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Uere Hobson loads packages into her
truck at a FedEx station in Nashville,
Tenn., on Wednesday. A slowing
economy, severe winter storms and lower
fuel surcharges contributed to a 2 percent
decline in FedEx’s third-quarter profit.











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YOUNG INVESTOR: Dustin Doty, 13, eats a pastry as he
waits before the annual Starbucks shareholders
meeting, Wednesday, in Seattle. Doty’s mother
purchased his first Starbucks shares for him in 2006.

Starbucks chair tries
to soothe shareholders

From Herald Wire Services

SEATTLE — Starbucks (SBUX) doesn’t plan to slow its
ambitious growth, despite recently publicized worries about
weakening the coffeehouse titan’s brand, Chairman Howard

| HERALD | MiamiHerald.com

BUSINESS BRIEFS

ELAINE THOMPSON/AP |





Schultz told investors Wednesday. |
At Starbucks’ annual meeting, Schultz also lamented a

slide in the company’s stock price and assured shareholders
Starbucks would strive to uphold its efforts at corporate

responsibility.

“T’m here to tell you that I believe that there’s never been a

better time to be a Starbucks shareholder,” Schultz told the

crowd.

Schultz’s comments came as some negative headlines,
questions about brand strategy, and investor concerns about
operating numbers have knocked about 20 percent off the
stock’s price since a 52-week high in November.

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SIRIUS SAYS XM BUY
GOOD FOR CUSTOMERS

Sirius Satellite Radio
(SIRI) is promising more
programming choices and
lower pricing options as part
of an effort to convince fed-
eral regulators to approve
its proposed acquisition of
rival XM Satellite Radio
CXMSR).

The deal still faces oppo-
sition from several con-
sumer groups, however, and
what’s certain to be a tough
regulatory review in Wash-
ington by antitrust authori-
ties and the Federal Com-
munications Commission.

In an application submit-
ted to the FCC, Sirius said
the combined firm would
allow subscribers more flex-
ibility in choosing program-
ming options, including a
lower price if they elect to
get fewer channels.

e PETROLEUM

CRUDE OIL PRICES
RISE MODESTLY

Crude oil prices edged
higher Wednesday after the
U.S. government said gaso-
line inventories dropped for
the sixth straight week,
keeping worries alive that
supplies will be tight going
into the peak driving season.

Gas prices slipped,
though, as the government
report showed U.S. refiner-
ies ramped up production
last week and that crude
imports rose — indicating
that it’s possible for supplies
to catch up before summer
demand is in full swing.

© NEW CHIEF OF TOTAL
HELD FOR QUESTIONING

The new CEO of oil giant
Total (TOT) was held for
questioning Wednesday in
an investigationintothe
group’s activities in Iran, the
latest legal challenge for
France’s biggest company
and its embattled chief.

Christophe de Margerie
took over as CEO in Febru-
ary of a company facing
sinking profits amid lower
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STAR WITNESS COMING
UP IN BLACK TRIAL

An attorney criminally
charged with helping former
media mogul Conrad Black
swindle the Hollinger
newspaper empire out of
$60 million was a news busi-
ness “outsider” who did the
best job he could, his lawyer
told a federal court jury
Wednesday. ;

Defense attorneys were
wrapping up opening state-
ments on the'second day of
the trial, which is expected
to last 12 to 16 weeks. Pros-
ecutors hoped to call their
first witness Wednesday
afternoon.

Prosecutors plan to call
as their star witness F. David
Radler, the No. 2 man in
Black’s climb from owner-
ship of a small Canadian
newspaper to the helm of a
global media conglomerate.

Black and his three co-de-
fendants are accused of
swindling Hollinger share-
holders out of $60 mil! »n by
selling off hundreds of com-
munity newspapers and tak-
ing payments from the buy-
ers on the side.



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BERTELSMANN PROFIT
MORE THAN DOUBLED

Media group Bertels-
mann said Wednesday that
its profit more than doubled
last year thanks to the sale of
its music publishing group
and improved earnings from
broadcaster RTL, which i
benefitted from a stronger
European advertising mar- —
ket.

Net profit came in at 2.42
billion euros ($3.2 billion),
up from 1.04 billion euros in
2005. Overall revenue
increased 7.9 percent to
$25.7 billion.

_ The net profit figure
included proceeds from the
sale of the music publishing
group to Vivendi, which
were partly offset by costs
from restructuring at its
Direct Group book and
record club division and at
its BMG music division.
Overall, the special items
produced a net gain of $1.54
billion for the privately held
company.





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4B

Billionaire Perelman’s $1.58B
award reversed in Sunbeam suit

BY JOE BEL BRUNO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Morgan
Stanley has won a reversal of a

$1.58 billion verdict handed to
billionaire Ron Perelman for
misleading him in a deal to sell
Coleman to appliance maker
Sunbeam.

The Florida Court of
Appeal in West Palm Beach
ruled the New York-based
investment bank was punished
unfairly for destroying e-mails
involved in the transaction.
The latest decision will be
appealed in a case that could
end up in the Florida Supreme
Court.

Perelman, the chairman of
cosmetics giant Revlon,
accused Morgan Stanley of
conspiring with client Sun-
beam to mislead him about the
company’s financial health.
Because of this, he sold camp-
ing supplies maker Coleman
Co. to Sunbeam in 1988 —
months before Sunbeam

AUTOMOTIVE

restated earnings and ahead of
its 2001 bankruptcy.

After the 2-1 vote, Judge
Carole Y. Taylor wrote in her
opinion that because there
was no proof at trial on the
correct measure of damages,
the final judgment for com-
pensatory damages should be
reversed. ,

The original verdict on
behalf of Perelman was seen
as a major slam against Mor-
gan Stanley’s management,
especially then-Chief Execu-
tive Philip Purcell. Coupled
with lackluster earnings and a
sagging stock price, a share-
holder revolt forced him out in
June 2005 and replaced him
with John Mack.

The new regime at Morgan
Stanley immediately hired
new lawyers to overturn the
verdict. The company could
free up some $360 million it
set aside after the verdict that
was earmarked to pay off a
legal settlement.

“This is clearly a victory,”
Morgan Stanley Chief Finan-
cial Officer David Sidwell said
in a conference call with ana-
lysts after the company
reported first-quarter results.
“Obviously we have to go
through it in detail and work it
out, and obviously there are
additional steps the cther
party could take.”

In a statement, Perelman
said he was disappointed by
the ruling but believes he ulti-
mately will prevail in a higher
appeal.

In the 2005 trial, Perelman
said he relied on Morgan Stan-
ley’s statements — and was
fooled into a deal that allotted
him Sunbeam shares as part of
the Coleman sale.

Morgan Stanley maintained
there was no criminal intent in
destroying e-mails related to
the deal because it was not
known at the time they were
written that the information
was inaccurate. But the trial

judge found Morgan Stanley to
be at fault for not turning over
the e-mails and instructed a
jury to assume the firm was
guilty of defrauding Perelman
and Coleman.

Jurors awarded Perelman
$604 million in actual damages
and $850 million in punitive
damages. Another $123 million
in interest was later added.

The verdict comes on the
same day Morgan Stanley
reported a profit of $2.66 bil-
lion, or $2.51 per share, up
from $1.57 billion, or $1.48 per
share, a year earlier. Revenue
jumped 29 percent to $11 bil-
lion.

Wall Street analysts were
expecting $1.88 per share
profit on revenues of $9.42 bil-
lion, according to Thomson
Financial.

Shares of the company
surged $5.22, or 6.9 percent, to
close at $81.33 on the New
York Stock Exchange.

More time now OK between oil changes

BY TOM KRISHNER
Associated Press

DETROIT — Most major
automakers agree: The adage
that you should change your
car’s oil every 3,000 miles is
outdated, and even 5,000 miles
may be too often.

Ford became the latest
manufacturer to extend its oil
life guidelines, making public
that it is raising the recom-
mended oil change interval
from 5,000 miles to 7,500 on
its newly redesigned 2007
models and all subsequent
redesigned or new models.

The company, like many
other manufacturers, said
Tuesday that higher oil quality
standards and new engine
designs were responsible for
the change, which affects vehi-
cles. driven under normal con-
ditions.

“The oils have advanced a
lot since the days when 3,000
miles were the typical oil
drains,” said ‘Dennis Bach-
elder, senior engineer for the
American Petroleum Institute,
an industry organization that
sets quality standards.
“They’re certainly more

‘robust than the oils of 10, 15

years ago.”

These days, motor oils start
with a higher-quality base oil
than in the past, and they have
more antioxidants that make
lubricating properties last lon-
ger and other additives that
keep deposits from forming on
engines, Bachelder said.

PROOF TESTS

Pete Misangyi, Ford’s
supervisor of fuel lubricants,
said the company conducted
numerous fleet and laboratory
tests with newer oils before it
raised the interval.

“That allows more comfort,
if you will, in extending the
intervals using the new oils,”
he said.

Some manufacturers, such
as Honda and General Motors,
have stopped making recom-

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MCT FILE

EXTENDED OIL LIFE: The 2007 Ford Edge is shown in San Francisco. Ford this week
raised its recommended oil change interval from 5,000 miles to 7,500 on newly

redesigned 2007 models.

mendations on all or most of
their models, instead relying
on sensors that measure oil
temperature extremes and
engine revolutions over time
to calculate oil life and tell
drivers when to get the lubri-
cant changed. Oil can lose its
lubricating properties if it runs
at too low or too high of a tem-
perature.

Peter Lord, executive direc-
tor of GM’s service operations,
said oil can last 12,000 miles or
even more for many drivers
who don’t run their vehicles in
extreme heat or cold or tow
heavy loads.

“It really does depend on
the individual customer and
how they’ve used the vehicle,”
he said.

Ford said it has found that
its customers like a set mileage
for service rather than wait for
a sensor to tell them what to
do.

For those who don’t believe
the sensors, Lord says GM has
reams of data showing that
they’re reliable, and they
notify drivers far in advance of
when a change is necessary.

“We are absolutely confi-
dent of the technology. We
back it with a 100,000 mile
powertrain warranty now, so
there’s no doubt in our mind
that this technology works,”
he said.

SAVES MONEY

The longer oil life can save
customers money. Ford esti-
mates that drivers would save
$600 over a five-year period
by going from 5,000 miles to
7,500 between oil changes.

“From an environmental
perspective we can save an
enormous amount of oil,” Lord
said. “There’s no point in
wasting precious oil changing
it prematurely. And we don’t

have to dispose of so much
waste oil, either.”
When to change oil is not
without controversy, though.
Toyota reduced its change

interval from 7,500 miles to:

5,000 in 2004 in part because it
found that more drivers ran
their vehicles under severe
stop-and-start and short trip
conditions that cause oil to
deteriorate more quickly, said
company spokesman Bill
Kwong.

Toyota also had an oil
sludge buildup problem on
less than 1 percent of its
1997-2002 model year vehicles,
Kwong said. Changing the oil
more frequently prevents the
sludge problem, which he said
was caused by owners going
more than 7,500 miles before
changing oil. The company
lengthened warranty coverage
on the affected engines to han-
dle the problem, Kwong said.

China shares finish at record high,

erasing losses from February

SHANGHAI — (AP) —
Chinese stocks rose to a
record Wednesday, marking a
complete recovery from their
late February swoon that
sparked a selloff in global
financial markets.

Gains in real estate stocks
lifted the benchmark Shanghai
Composite Index 0.8 percent
to 3,057.38, breaking the previ-
ous closing high set Feb. 26, a
day before it plunged nearly 9
percent. That drop sparked
declines in New York, London
and through much of Asia for
about a week.

The key index on China’s
smaller market in Shenzhen
rose L4 percent to 805.68, also
a record high.

Analysts said they expect
further gains in the near-term
for the market, although “gains

won’t come as easily as
before,” said Tang Xiaosheng,
an analyst at Guosen Securi-
ties.

“The blue chips’ valuations
are no longer attractive after
recent rises and many inves-
tors would wait for their first-
quarter earnings for trading
clues,” Tang said.

Listed firms generally pub-
lish their quarterly results in
April and May.

Real estate companies ral-
lied amid speculation that the
central bank will raise yuan
rates at a quicker pace after
Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan said
China doesn’t intend to build
more foreign exchange
reserves.

In an interview with the
EmergingMarkets newspaper
distributed Tuesday at a meet-

ing in Guatemala City, Zhou
was quoted as saying China’s
monetary authority doesn’t
“intend to go further and accu-
mulate [foreign] reserves.” He
added that “many people say
that foreign exchange reserves
in China are [already] large
enough.”

It wasn’t clear how China
might limit its currency
reserves, which total more
than $1 trillion, and are rising
around $20 billion a month.

Zhou was in Guatemala’s
capital for the annual Inter-
American Development Bank
meeting.

Property companies rank
stand to benefit from a stron-
ger yuan because their land
and property holdings are
denominated in local cur-
rency, analysts said.

Swoon

Shanghai Lujiazui Finance
& Trade Zone Development, a
flagship developer in the city,
jumped 10 percent to 18.44
yuan. Beijing Huaye Reales-
tate rose 9.7 percent to 12.05
yuan and Shanghai Jinqiao
Export Processing Zone
Development advanced 5.5
percent to 14.30 yuan.

Banks also closed higher,
helping lift the market, as their
yuan-denominated assets
could also get a boost from
yuan rises.

Shanghai Pudong Develop-
ment Bank finished up 4.6 per-
cent at 26.17 yuan and China
Minsheng Banking rose 1 per-
cent to 11.89 yuan. UBS
upgraded Minsheng to “buy”
from “neutral” and raised the
price target for the lender to
14.40 yuan from 11.40 yuan.

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Business plan woes
ehind firm failures

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE majority of small
business ventures in the
Bahamas fail because per-
sons do not have a clear
business plan and do not
seek the professional help
they require to make them
successful.

In an effort to reverse this
trend, Mark A Turnquest
and Associates Consultan-
cy, in collaboration with the
Small Business Resource
Centre, hosted a business

seminar at the weekend to
assist entrepreneurs in siart-
ing or maintaining their own
business:

The seminar introduced a
new support mechanism -
the Business Survival Pro-
gramme - whose goal is to
“reduce the costs/expenses
of obtaining professional
and business support ser-
vices/ products for small to
mid-sized businesses, and to
provide access to a network
of successful businesses”.

According to Mr Turn-
quest, many persons do not
seek the professional ser-

vices they need, such as
attorneys, accountants or
business consultants, to assist
in the creation of business
plans simply because they
do not have the funds to do
so.

Mr Turnquest encouraged
these professionals to tailor
affordable packages for
aspiring business owners for
the development of the
Bahamas.

Featured speakers at Sat-
urday’s seminar included
Tanya Wright of the Bank
of the Bahamas Interna-
tional, who spoke of the

Fed holds US
tates steady

By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Federal Reserve held inter-
est rates steady on Wednesday
and raised the possibility they
could be cut in the months
ahead, igniting a rally on Wall
Street where investors are
thirsting for a reduction.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke '

and his central bank colleagues
left an important interest rate
unchanged at 5.25 percent, the
sixth straight meeting without
budging the rate. The decision
was unanimous.

On Wall Street, stocks rose
sharply. The Dow Jones indus-
trials closed up 159.42 points at

12,447.52 in the index’s biggest ™

one-day gain since July 247:
The Fed’s decision means
that commercial banks’ prime
interest rate — for certain cred-
it cards, home equity lines of
credit and other loans— stays
at 8.25 percent. The Fed has left
rates alone since August, giv-
ing borrowers time to catch
their breath after two years o
steadily rising rates.

In an important change, Fed
policymakers got rid of lan-
guage from previous policy
statements that suggested their
next move could be a rate
increase. Instead, the Fed is now
widening its options and rais-
ing the possibility that rates also
could go down.

Investors are betting the Fed
will cut rates later this year to
guard against any undue eco-
nomic weakness. Many econo-

mists predict the central bank
will probably start cutting rates
early next year.

“The needle has shifted a lit-
tle more to the center. I think
they are more open to easing
rates than they would have been
several months back,” said
Lynn Reaser, chief economist
at Bank of America’s Invest-
ment Strategies Group. “They
are moving away from the
notion there could only be a
rate increase.”

The Fed is still sticking to its
forecast that inflation should
recede over time and that the
economy — despite strains from
the housing slump and troubles
facing lenders and borrowers of

risky mortgages — should log °
Moderate growth over the com-
ing quarters..

That being. said, the Fed'did

» slightly downgrade its -assess-

ment of current economic con-
ditions, saying recent barome-
ters “have been mixed.” In con-
trast, at its previous meeting in
late January, the Fed said recent
indicators “suggested somewhat
firmer economic growth.”

Similarly, the Fed on
Wednesday talked about the
ongoing “adjustment” taking
place in the housing sector. The
Fed didn’t mention any “tenta-
tive signs of stabilization,” as it
had in January, a view that led
some to hope that the painful
housing slump could be improv-
ing somewhat.

The economy has been feel-
ing the strain of the housing
slump. Economic growth in the
final quarter of last year clocked
in at a 2.2 percent pace, a slug-

gish performance that is expect-
ed to continue in coming
months.

Investment in home building
in the fourth quarter was
slashed by 19.1 percent on an
annualized basis, the steepest
decline in 15 years.

Even with lackluster eco-
nomic growth, however, the
jobs market remains in good

_ shape. The unemployment rate

dropped to 4.5 percent in Feb-
ruary and workers got fatter
paychecks even as bad winter
weather sent a chill through
USS. job growth.

Inflation, meanwhile, is still
running above the Fed’s 1 per-
cent to 2 percent comfort zone.
An inflation gauge closely
watched by the Fed that
excludes volatilé efiergy and
food, was up 2.3 percent for the
12 months ending in January.

After citing some inflation
improvements in its last state-
ment, the Fed this time noted
that underlying inflation read-
ings have been “somewhat ele-
vated” recently.

Fed policymakers continued
to make clear that the biggest
risk to the economy is inflation.

The “predominant policy
concern remains the risk that
inflation will fail to moderate
as expected,” Fed policymak-
ers said.

To fend off inflation, the Fed
steadily boosted interest rates
for two years, the longest stretch
in its history. But since last sum-
mer, it has left rates alone. The
Fed’s goal is to slow the econo-
my sufficiently to thwart infla-
tion.

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that accompanied the Fed’s
decision to leave short-term

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that the central bank didn’t
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cut. The Fed indicated that it
remains vigilant about the
threat of inflation, though.

The market was also relieved
that the central bank left in
place language in its statement
that it still expects the econo-
my will “continue to expand at
a moderate pace.”

While a slowdown in the
economy likely would quell the
threat of inflation and perhaps
open the way for a rate cut it
would also dent corporate prof-
its.

“T think it did a bit to assuage
the equity market’s concerns
that the Fed understands there
is a possibility that the drag on
the consumer could bring GDP
down below where they
expect,” said Quincy Krosby,
chief investment strategist at
The Hartford, referring to gross
domestic product — the broad-
est measure of the economy.

“They made it clear that they
remain data-dependent. How-
ever, given the data they have
today they see an economy that
is still expanding, albeit more
slowly.”

The Dow soared 159.42, or
1.30 per cent, to 12,447.52, after
having been flat until the Fed
announcement. It was the
index’s biggest one-day point
gain since July 24.

Broader stock indicators also
posted strong gains. The Stan-
dard & Poor’s 500 index
jumped 24.10, or 1:71 per cent,
to 1,435.04, and the Nasdaq
composite index advanced
47.71, or 1.98 per cent, to
2,455.92.

The Dow is still down 0.13 on
the year, but the S&P 500 and
Nasdaq are now up by more
than one per cent.

Bonds rose following the Fed
decision. The yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note fell to 4.54 per cent from
4.55 per cent late Tuesday. The
yield on the two-year note
briefly fell below that of the 10-
year for the first time since
August 2006 — a positive sign,
given that some say that a mar-
ket with short-term yields
exceeding long-term yields por-
tends a recession.

The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up
36 cents at $59.61 per barrel on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange. A government
report showed U.S. crude oil
inventories rose again last week,
but gasoline stocks fell more
than analysts expected.

The Fed’s reflections on the
economy served as a calming
voice on Wall Street after grow-
ing unease about economic
growth worldwide helped spark
a February 27 selloff that saw a
416-point drop in the Dow. The
Dow is now 185 points, or 1.5
per cent, lower than it was on
Feb. 26, before that plunge.

With Wednesday’s decision,
the Fed has left short-term
interest rates, the rate banks
charge each other for overnight
loans, unchanged for six straight
meetings after a string of 17
straight increases that began in
2004.

Though removing the refer-
ence to “additional firming”
seemed to suggest to some
investors that the central bank
has softened its stance toward
raising rates, analysts pointed
out the Fed still noted that
“inflation risks remain,” and
that “recent readings on core
inflation have been somewhat
elevated.”

“By the initial rally it seems
like the market is saying the
statement is less hawkish and
the market is setting up for
them to be balanced at the next
meeting. Although I believe
that they’re going toward that
direction, I think their state-
ment isn’t a clear signal that
they’re there yet,” said Sean
Simko, head of fixed income
management at SEI Invest-
ments.

“They have to remain data-
dependent,” he said of the Fed.
“Tf they take their inflation bias
off, they risk losing their credi-
bility.”

The relief over the statement
Wednesday could be short-lived
if new data arrives in the com-
ing weeks showing inflation
ramping up. Market watchers

will remember that Fed’s deci-
sion to leave rates unchanged
last month led to an initial ela-
tion that helped bring the Dow
to its 31st record high since
October — but'that elation
wore off a week later when wor-
ries emerged related to plum-
meting markets overseas, the
faltering subprime mortgage
market, dollar weakness versus
the yen, and the possibility of
a recession.

While most of Wall Street’s
attention Wednesday was
squarely on the Fed, a few key
earnings reports also drew inter-
est. Morgan Stanley’s fiscal first-
quarter earnings and revenue
blew past Wall Street’s esti-
mates and FedEx Corp.’s fiscal
third-quarter earnings came in
stronger than expected but the
shipping company warned prof-
its in the coming fiscal year
could fall below its expectations.

Morgan Stanley rose $4.66,
or 6.1 per cent, to $80.77, while
FedEx fell $1.30 to $110.99.

Software companies showed
gains. An acquisitive Oracle
Corp. indicated its expansion
plans might be reaping divi-
dends as its fiscal third-quarter
earnings and new software sales
topped Wall Street’s expecta-
tions. Oracle advanced 62 cents,
or 3.5 per cent, to $18.17.

Adobe Systems Inc. rose
$2.56, or 6.3 per.cent, to $43.30
after the company reported its
first-quarter results topped Wall
Street’s expectations and the
company increased its profit
forecast.

Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about five to
one on the New York Stock
Exchange after being nearly
even before the Fed’s
announcement. Volume came
to 1.63 billion shares, up from
1.46 billion on Tuesday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 13.87,
or 1.75 per cent, to 807.47.

Overseas, markets in Japan
were closed for a holiday.
Britain’s FTSE 100 closed up
0.59 per cent, Germany’s DAX
index added 0.18-per cent, and

France’s CAC-40 slipped 0.02 -

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CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77
MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 7B



KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.





is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room,
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant
improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly

delineated.

; Appraisal: $167,580.00

The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.

Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.



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Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
ELEUTHERA

Alll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is
also a unit to this structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately
$600 to $800 per month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an
area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is
flat and properly landscaped.

DUNDAS TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO

All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft.
being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment
1 this land is rectangular in shape with dimensions of 80
ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a
concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x40.
This house is an approximate 30 year old single family,
residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,
living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in fairly
good condition for its age with a projected future life
of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
45ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an:hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.

Appraisal: $90,000.00



Appraisal: $177,412.00

This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately
. : . oaks k , ; : 1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted white

trimmed teal green. .

LOT NO. 24, FRELIA SUBDIVISION

All that lot of land having an area of 6,724 sq. ft. being lot
| No. 24 of the subdivision known and designated as Frelia
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern
District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 4 year old single storey residence consisting
of approximately 1,223 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room. The land is flat and slightly below the level of
the roadway, but was brought up to road level by land fill
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy

: rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with
minimal landscaping in place. The yard is open at the front and enclosed on its sides and back
with 7ft chain linked fencing. Remedial work required to the house includes repair of cracks in the
partitions belts and columns. ; :

Appraisal: $161,000.00

Travel south on Sir Milo Butler Highway until you get to Fire Trail Road. Turn left onto Fire Trail
Road, go all the way to the last bend right, take first left then first right the subject house is the
5th house right painted white trimmed yellow.

LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot
no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated
in the central district of New Providence this property is
ssj comprised of a 35 year old single family, single story residence
7 encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
| area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and
an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms
and an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is
by 2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and
level with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting
of lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with
stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered
carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed measuring of approximately

143 sq. ft.

Appraisal: $133,570.00
Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner
right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property’on the left side'painted orange with red/white
trim.

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(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) | LoT No. 370 GRENADA CLOSE
ELEUTHERA GOLDEN GATES #2 (Nassau)

All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot
370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated
as Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the Southwestern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised
of 25 years old single family residence consisting of
approximately 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with
3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen.
The Land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low
shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.

~ Appraisal: $235,638.00 __ Appraisal: $149,405.60
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower —_ Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates
Bogue. Shopping Center, take 1st corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then
first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject property is the 2nd property left
house #4 painted peach trimmed black. :



All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this
site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,
dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room,
with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06.
Property also includes a double car garage, and front
entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.
This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass,
fiascos and some fruit trees.



ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN

All that lot of land and improvements having an area
of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original
Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a two storey concrete
and wood structure still under construction consisting
of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of enclosed living space.
The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment
complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper
storey. The lower portion of the building houses two
units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining
and kitchen spaces. The building is in average
condition and appears to be structurally sound. The
building also demonstrates a need for schelued
maintenance. The property is partially landscape with
boundaries clearly delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred
ft of the property site.

LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the
S subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
: ei subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the
| : j Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
: “ccs. 8889 is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
seg ell TE ALT Huy ©! with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
TUSSI USHA «ERED | consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed
living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380.
The building is a two storey house. Besides the
efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-
bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate
control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy
periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with
flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard . Pe
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco
metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back. '



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APPRAISAL: $154,476.00

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th right, then 1st right. The
subject house is the 2nd house on the right side painted beige trimmed white.

VACANT PROPERTIES

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of
surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low
ee and ae ce coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger
under normal conditions.





RAINBOW SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 3 BLOCK 27 (ELEUTHERA)
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded
about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. east and about 99.94 ft south of Rainbow Hill Circul 139.91 ft west, all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $37,440.00



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level.
This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511
sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00

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Spring clean your finances by
clearing out paper, updating -
budget and digging out of deb

@ By EILEEN ALT
POWELL
AP Business Writer



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Spring is the season of renew-
al — the time to get out the
gardening tools, begin a new
exercise program or tackle the

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house. : me Catherine Williams a revised budget is ways t
It also can be a good time tO me ee reduce spending, she said. Th:
spring clean your finances. Pea EIE eT REE Rey TaRee Ee frees money for saving or pay

“A little work now will make ing down debt.
things easier as the year goes deductions for at least three three main credit reporting Ginita Wall, a certifiec
on,” said Catherine Williams, years. Statements dealing with agencies —— Equifax, Experian financial planner based in Sa
les?” she asks. “Or, canI check investments and home owner- and TransUnion. Diego, suggested there are
my balances online and paya___ ship should be retained as long “Be proactive and challenge lessons to be learned in that
couple of bucks afew months as the assets are owned. anything that’s inaccurate,” traditional rite of spring — the
down the line to get a copy of Next, get a copy of your Williams said. “Then you’re preparation of federal and
an old statement I might credit report at www.annual- ready should you want to _ state income tax returns.
need?” creditreport.com or by calling make a major purchase later “If you had trouble getting

On the other hand, Williams __ the toll-free number 877-322- _in the year.” your documents together, set

says, “don’t forget the tax 8228. The Fair and Accurate Williams is a big fan of dust- up some empty file folders or-
man.” That means consumers Credit Transactions Act of ing off your budget and your envelopes to put this coming
need to keep the documents 2003 allows consumers to geta debt repayment plans in the year’s tax receipts in as you
related to income as well as___ free copy of their credit report _ spring. receive them so next year’s tax
the receipts for tax credits and every year from each of the “Your budget is nothing season will be easier,” she said’



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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO PROVIDE BETTER
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Computer literate

The ideal candidates possessing knowledge in
either furniture sales, fabric sales, plumbing

Today, we examine our de- hardware or tile is preferable.

mand for there to be abso-
_ lute clarity and honesty at
_ the planning stages about

Part four of the series highlights
the forth principle in our
do¢umented Statement of Purpose.

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Please fax resume to: Showroom Sales
327-1691





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what Bahamuians residents — contributors and :

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 9B



3y JOYCE M ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer

YEW YORK (AP) — A small
siness owner should be so lucky —
t as the deadline approaches for
ng income tax returns, a brand-
Â¥ customer arrives with a poten-
ly lucrative deal that needs imme-
te attention. But it’ll mean Form
0 and Schedule C have to wait.
“here’s no reason to panic, as long
ihe owner gets an extension of the
ig deadline — this year, it’s April
— from the IRS. It’s a fairly easy
cess; in fact, for some company
ners, it’s a normal part of running
usiness because it gives them more
ions.
xyob Doyle, president of Doyle
2alth Management Inc. in St.
tersburg, Fla., noted that filing for
extension gives a business owner
ore time to come up with money to
ad retirement plans such as SEPs,
“Simplified Employee Pensions. The

vr

IRS gives employers until the due
date of a return, including extensions
to make those tax-deductible contri-
butions. The same applies to retire-
ment plans known as SIMPLE IRAs.

That can be a big tax savings — ina
SEP, for example, an employer can
deduct up to $44,000 per employee
participating in the plan.

There is a caveat in filing for an
extension. While the IRS gives you
six months, until Oct. 15, to file your
return, you don’t get an extension of
the deadline for paying your tax; you
must make a good-faith estimate of
what you owe the government and
make that payment by April 17. If
you don’t pay your tax now, you'll
start racking up late payment penal-
ties and interest.

But, Doyle noted, “calculate your
tax as though you’re going to fund
the maximum SEP contribution.” So,
you'll be able to take advantage of
the tax savings from the deduction
now. If you’re not sure yet whether

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you'll actually make a retirement plan
contribution, you might still want to
consider getting an extension — you'll
have the flexibility to decide over the
next few months what to do.

“You don’t have to wait, but you'll
have all summer to fund the maxi-
mum SEP” contribution, Doyle said.
“Just because your taxes are done
doesn’t mean you need to file them.”

Extensions

Of course, many owners get exten-
sions because they haven’t been able
to get all their tax records in time —
this often happens in the case of tax-
payers waiting for partnership returns
to be completed — and then there
are the procrastinators who just can’t
get organized. Those in the latter
group, some of whom need annual
extensions, should probably think
about finding an easier way to get
their taxes done. As Doyle pointed
out, they’ll “be faced with the same

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issue on Oct. 10, by human nature.”

The mechanics of getting an exten-
sion are fairly simple. If you're filing
a paper return, you need to get Form
4868, Application for Automatic
Extension of Time to File U.S. Indi-
vidual Income Tax Return. It’s a very
short form, requiring little more than
your name, address, Social Security
number, your estimated tax liability
and the amount you’re paying. You
don’t have to explain why you want
an extension.

You can download a copy of the
form from the IRS Web site,
www.irs.gov. If you’re not computer
savvy, your local library can do this
for you. You might find the form in a
post office or bank, but their supplies
of tax forms can be spotty. You'll
need to enclose a check with the form
to pay your tax.

A tax professional can also file for
an extension, and owners who do
their own returns using tax prep soft-
ware should find Form 4868 in the

program and be able to file it elec- -

tronically. They can pay their taxes.
with credit cards, either by phone or
online; the instructions for Form 4868
explain how to do this.
You have to file for an extension by
the due date of your return. You can’t
get an extension after that time.
There has long been a myth about

extensions — that they make returns - :

more vulnerable to IRS audits — but
tax professionals including Doyle say

that really is a myth, not the reality. .: .
“Nobody knows for certain what} ‘

triggers an audit, but there is no rea-"
son to believe the filing of an exten-
sion is a red flag,” he said. Doyle not-
ed that excessive deductions are more

likely to catch the unwanted atten- : .

tion of the IRS.
Moreover, given the fact that mil

lions of people routinely file for exten- + : 3

sions each year, the government just :

doesn’t have enough staff to audit + te

taxpayers simply because they got
extensions.

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oaytique resort chain, Aman
Résorts, being lined up as the
hs operating partner.

1 Hayward said the Raven
Group project was expected to
cr@ate more than 700 jobs dur-
ing construction, and about 750
petmanent jobs, with the devel-
opers investing $250 million in

“the early stages”.

Â¥t was alleged that Giles Bak-
er,.a Raven Group executive,
had said “that the more pro-
tratted the dispute and receiver-
ship becomes, the greater the
cobcern has become.

“The Raven Group (by Mr
Baker) has advised that it is
considering proceeding with
options outside of Grand
Bahama if further delays are
ocgasioned because of the dis-
pute and the consequent
regeivership, ” Mr Hayward
alleged.

“The expected cost to Port
- Gfoup Ltd and its subsidiary,
Devco, if the Raven Group pro-
posal failed to proceed would
be‘in excess of $100 million.......

The Culmers were appoint-
edeas receivers of the GBPA

The College of The Bahamas

and Port Group Ltd by order
of Supreme Court Justice Jean-
nie Thompson, a development
that also restrained Hannes
Babak, then chairman of both
companies, from being involved
in any managerial or executive
capacity.

The receivership was pushed
by the estate of the late Edward
St George, Sir Jack’s former
business partner, which was
alleging that it was being
excluded from management and
Board decisions, and that its
interests were being harmed by
Sir Jack and Mr Babak. This
resulted from Sir Jack’s disput-
ed claim to 75 per cent owner-
ship of the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd.

As for Morgan Stanley, the
blue-chip Wall Street invest-
ment bank, Mr Hayward’s affi-
davit said it was looking at a
joint venture with Port Group
Ltd for the east of the Grand
Bahama waterway.

“The development will
include a number of hotels, sig-
nificant entertainment facilities,
residential development, roads
and infrastructure. It will also
include sporting facilities such
as pools, golf courses, tennis

BAIC

In Conjunction With

Will Host

courts and a marina,” Mr Hay-
ward alleged, saying the project
would cost “upwards of several
hundred million dollars”.

The Tribune also revealed the
existence of the Morgan Stanley
project talks, and has-run
numerous articles on it. The
development is slated for 2,000
acres at Barbary Beach, and is
understood to be the most
advanced of all the projects
being negotiated by the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.

Marriott is understood to be
among the major brands inter-
ested in participating in the
Morgan Stanley project, the first
stage of which involves a $50
million land purchase. This will
see Devco (the Grand Bahama
Development Company) sell its
50 per cent stake in the Barbary
Beach land to Morgan Stanley,
which would then by 50/50 part-
ners in a joint venture with Port
Group Ltd.

The St George estate has...
publicly stated that it wouldo”

issue a comfort letter to Morgan
Stanley to guarantee its invest-
ment would be safe regardless
of developments and the out-
come of the shareholder dis-
pute.

10 Weeks of Business Empowerment

: Presenters. Mr. Robert Maynard

Superintendent
Bahamas Customs Department

Mr. Witham Brown

Chief Customs Officer
Bahamas Customs Department

Import, Export, Customs of
Concessions

Thursday March 22, 2007
at 7:00 p.m.

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Qualifications:
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PURPOSE: tb sensitize Bakanians of desi gnation) Y
the business opportunities Aichi . ge
udit experience Preferr =
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The College Of The Bahamas

(Bakamas Tourism Training Center)

(Lecture Theatre)
FREE of charge
Schedule of Weekly Seminars
« Thursday Febmiary 22, 2007

Change your buying habits, “BUY to SELL",



to encourage them to

exploit such opportunities,
thereby empowering them
to become self employed. |

February |-April 12, 2007
(See Schedule Below)
700 pm, Lecture/ Presentation

Interactive Panel Discussion
followed by Entrepreneur
Testimonials and Q&A session,

~ The College of The Bahamas
(Bahamas Trarise Trainiay Coated)
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However, Mr Hayward said
he had been told by Devco’s
Graham Torode that Morgan
Stanley had expressed concerns
about signing any “sharehold-

er agreement” with Port Group ©

Ltd if it was in receivership, and
that they may not move forward
in this environment.

“In my view, this would be a
significant loss to the Freeport
economy,” Mr Hayward
alleged. “Conservatively, bil-
lions of dollars in infrastructure
and other development invest-
ment would be lost. This pro-
ject has been under considera-
tion for approximately a year,
and had reached a stage of
maturity.

“Most concerning, the prin-
cipal development could be
readily transported to another
country with comparative ease.”
Morgan Stanley had said one
of the main attractions was the
















with IFRS

results

ability to partner with Port
Group Ltd when its GBPA
affiliate was also the regulator.

In addition, Mr Hayward
alleged that a US investor con-
sortium was “considering the
development of a cement mill
and extensive minerals pro-
cessing facility”, called Freeport
Aggregate and Cement.

This, he said, would involve a
$200 million investment and
create more than 200 jobs, “and
significantly reduce the con-
struction costs in the whole of
the Bahamas”.

However, a Mr Carr had
warned that the investors could
not commit until the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd were out of
receivership, and were now
looking at possibilities in the
Dominican Republic.

“This would be a significant
loss to Port Group Ltd in

respect of a land development.

opportunity to the extent of tens

of millions of dollars,” Mr Hay- ~

ward alleged. It would be a fur-
ther loss to the GBPA in licens-
ing fees.”

He also claimed that a pro-
posal to construct a medical
school and educational facili-
ties in Freeport by DeVry Uni-

versity, with a presence in 24...

US states and also in Canada,
was also on hold.

Freeport’s proximity to the
US and Freeport hads attracted

DeVry, but it said it was unable

to enter into any contracts while

the receivership was in place.
As a result, Mr Hayward

alleged that Freeport could lose

“a tremendous advantage” im

developing tertiary education
skills in the Bahamas and
Freeport.

Port Group Ltd would miss .

out on land development and



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"Empowenng Bahamians -
Global & Domestic Perspectives”
COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Glenn Ferguson

» Thursday February 8, 2007
Business Plantaing. Forecasting of Marketing
B.T.V.L - Old Trait Road
Presentes ~ Mr. Daniel Thompson

+ Thursday February 15, 2007
Business Finance and Venture Capital

COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter « Mr. Jerome Gomez

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COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Christopher Stuart

» Thursday March 1, 2007
‘Business Opportunities in The Bahamas
COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Benjamin Bailey

« Thursday March 8, 2007
Forging a Kew Vsion for the Bahamian Investor

COB - Lecture Theatre COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenters-Messrs Donald Demeritte / Paul Major

« Thursday March 15, 2007
Doing Business wea the Snternet - Possbalities ef
Pitfalls COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter ~ Mr. Dudrick Edwards

COB - Lecture Theatre

COR - Lecture Theatre

COB « Lecture Theatre

Import of Export, Customs, Concessions

Presenters-Messrs Rober. Maynard / William Brown
» Thurstay March 29, 2007
Book Keeping - Accounting for the Gusiness
Presenter - Mr. Christopher Stuart
« Thursday April 5, 2007
Government Regulations and Business License
Presenter - Registrar Representative
« Thursday April 12, 2007 ~
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Professor: College of The Bahamas






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of requisite schedules.
¢ Interpret changes in accounting and reporting standards and

¢ Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements
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recommend changes and enhancements to systems and reports.

| 2007 to:

FirstC aribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.

to submit their resume with a cover letter




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THE TRIBUNE






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Real Estate |

Morgan Stanley 1Q
profit up 69 per cent

@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Mor-
gan Stanley Inc., the second-
biggest investment bank on
Wall Street, said Wednesday
its fiscal first-quarter profit
soared 69 per cent on robust

trading and strong advisory .

fees from stock and bond
underwriting.

Its shares rose nearly three
per cent in morning trading.

Profit after paying preferred
dividends rose to $2.66 billion,
or $2.51 per share, in the three
months ended February 28
from $1.57 billion, or $1.48 per
share, in the year-ago period.

Excluding a gain on the sale
of Quilter Holdings, the com-
pany posted profit from. con-
tinuing operations of $2.56 bil-
lion, or $2.40 per share, in the
latest period.

Revenue rose 29 per cent to
$11 billion from $8.55 billion
a year earlier.

Results surpassed Wall
Street projections for earnings
of $1.88 per share on revenue
of $9.42 billion, according to
analysts polled by Thomson

Financial. “This strong perfor-
mance was in large part the
result of effective, disciplined
risk-taking by our team in insti-
tutional securities, which
helped deliver record results
across our sales and trading
businesses,” said Chairman
and Chief Executive John
Mack in a statement.

The New York-based firm
becomes the last of the four
major Wall Street investment
banks that report on a fiscal
year basis to release earnings
— and all surpassed analysts’
expectations. Merrill Lynch &
Co., which reports on a calen-
dar year basis, is expected to
report earnings in late April.

The investment banks that
reported on an earlier schedule
avoided the global market
swoon on February 27. The
quarter also closed before
mortgage brokers began to
report troubles with their sub-
prime portfolios, which also
could impact investment
banks’ results.

Mack is producing what he
set out to do upon his return to
Morgan Stanley in June 2005
amid management turmoil and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FERTL INC.

‘ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) The above Company is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act, 2000.

b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on the
13th day of March, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said Company is'Anthony B.
Dupuch of Kings Court, 3rd Floor, Bay Street, Nassau,

Bahamas.

Dated this 14th day of March, A.D. 2007.

Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EURO AMERICAN FUNDING LTD.

International Business Companies Act 2000

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the international Business Companies
Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register, a Certificate

of Dissolution has been issued by the
Registrar General on the 3rd day of January,

2007.

Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator

To meet the challenge of operating our growing business, we wish to recruit a:

Client Relationship Manager

Main responsibilities — Develop his existing client base

— Assist with the administration and operations of the Bank



Ideal profile — Proven track record in selling financial services, confirmed by the existence of a portfolio of clients
— Strong marketing, communication and sales skills
— Ability to generate high levels of income

— University degree

— Dynamic and proactive personality

What we offer

— The opportunity to play an active role in the success of an innovative bank
— The chance to work within a dynamic and motivated team
— An attractive remuneration package which provides incentives based on results
— Competitive welfare benefits

Please send your resume and reference to: betsy.morris@syzbank.com

SYZ & CO Bank & Trust LTD. | Tel: (+1 242) 327 66 33
Bayside Executive Park | P.O. Box N —1089 | Nassau, Bahamas

Private Banking
OYSTER Funds

Alternative Investments

www.syzbank.com

SYZ & CO

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dissatisfied shareholders.

He has executed massive
cost-cutting plans at the invest-
ment bank, announced the
Discover card business would
become a separate entity, and
breathed new life into its flag-
ship trading business.

Backing the earnings growth

“was a 37 per cent jump in rev-

enue for its investment bank-
ing and trading division, a 31
per cent advance in debt trad-
ing, and an 18 per cent increase
from its brokerage arm.

The biggest push came from

its institutional securities busi-,

ness, which includes invest-
ment banking, fixed income
and equity sales and trading.
Morgan Stanley reported
record results of $7.6 billion
for the unit.

Within this unit, fixed-
income sales and trading pro-
duced $3.6 billion of revenue.
Morgan Stanley said it saw no
disruption in this business from
a meltdown among subprime
mortgage lenders, which caters
to borrowers with shaky cred-
it. The investment house pack-
ages mortgage loans and sells
them to investors as securities.
It said fixed-income trading
revenue was driven “by favor-
able positioning in the resi-
dential mortgage markets,
robust performance in corpo-
rate credit trading, and strong
customer flows.” Morgan Stan-

ley owns subprime lender Sax-
on Capital, which it acquired
late last year.

Equity sales and trading rose
36 per cent to $2.2 billion as
global stock markets contin-
ued to climb during the quar-
ter. ;

Investment banking revenue
rose 25 per cent to $1.23 billion
from $982 million last year.
The company said it ranked
second in global completed
merger and acquisition deals
for the first two months of
2007, with a 34 per cent market
share.

Global wealth management,

. the company’s struggling bro-

kerage unit, delivered an 18
per cent rise in revenue to $1.5
million. Stronger management
and administration fees caused
revenue in its asset manage-
ment business to jump 28 per
cent to $905 million.

Discover, which Morgan
Stanley said is on track to
become a separate company
during the third quarter, also
delivered strong results on
record transaction volume and
the fifth-consecutive quarter
of managed receivables
growth. Revenue rose 6 per-
cent to $1.02 billion.

Shares rose $5.22, or 6.9 per

cent, to close at $81.33 on the
New York Stock Exchange. Its
shares have traded in a 52-
week range of $54.52 to $84.66.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEANNIE BELIAS OF
FINLAYSON STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 15th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Major firm in the financial and
legal services industry

Invites applicants for its Abaco office for the function of:

Legal Secretary

¢ Minimum 4 years experience

° Knowledge of and ability to prepare legal documentation
° Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

° Good organizational skills

° Ability to work independently

° Salary commensurate with experience

° Attractive benefits

Reply in confidence to:
Fax (242) 394-8430
Or email: glosbastian@hotmail.com

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a
RICHARD EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a EDWARD
EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a EVERETTE RICHARD
ARCHER late of Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas
deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against or interest in the above Estate should
send same daily certified in writing to the undersigned on
or before 26th March, 2007 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having
regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which
she shall then have notice AND all persons indebted to the
above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before

26th March, 2007.

V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas



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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 11B



Directors must not ignore fiduciary responsibilities

FROM page 2B

on 40 of the International
usiness Companies Act 2000
is amended) stipulate the duty
f directors to manage the busi-
ess and affairs of the company,
1bject to any limitations or
sstrictions within the Memo-
indum and Articles of Asso-
ation and, in certain instances,
recifically for Companies Act
»mpanies, a unanimous share-
olders agreement.

Duty to treat different
classes of shareholders fairly

One of the primary fiduciary
ities of directors is to treat dif-
rent classes of shareholders
irly, particularly where to do
» would be in the best inter-
sts of the company.
As established in the case of
lutual Life Insurance v. Rank
rganisation Ltd, it is impera-
ive that the shareholders of the
:ompany - as one of the prima-
y stakeholders within the cor-
porate governance regime - be
treated fairly in the proper dis-
tribution of dividends; where
applicable, the allotment of
shares; access to company infor-
mation; and in corporate deci-
sions made in accordance with
the company’s Memorandum
and Articles of Association.
The challenges of good cor-
porate governance, increasing
shareholder rights, improper
actions by directors, and the
pervasive legal liabilities of risk
exposure to directors for the
performance and propriety of
companies, make it,more chal-
lenging for directors to clearly
define their roles in the ever-
changing environment of mod-

ern-day commerce.

As recent case law has reflect-
ed, the ambit of directors’ fidu-
ciary duties extends also to
shareholders, creditors and
employees of companies, mak-
ing the expectations, responsi-
bilities, and accountability of
directors that much greater and
more demanding.

Important Considerations
for Prospective Directors

It is important to consider the
following issues before accept-
ing to act as a director of a com-

pany.

* It is recommended that a
person conduct a thorough due
diligence search of a company
before accepting an offer to act
as a director. This due diligence
search should include, but not
be limited to, a proper inspec-
tion and review of a company’s
financial statements and annual
reports; any pending or poten-
tial litigation; management
experience and oversight of the
senior executive team; and
overall corporate and compli-
ance culture of the company.

* As a corollary to the due
diligence search, a corporate
governance audit should also
be undertaken by the prospec-
tive director to ensure the com-
pany is establishing, maintaining
and adhering to policies, pro-
cedures and systems of good
corporate governance.

* A proper understanding,
appreciation and practice of the
high standard of duty, skill and
care expected of directors and
senior management, and the
prudent discharge of their
duties and responsibilities, both

internally and externally, with-
in the ambit of applicable law,
local regulations and interna-
tional standards of best prac-
tice. These are primary consid-
erations that provide the under-
pinning of an effective corpo-
rate governance regime.

* Prospective directors should
pay close attention to a compa-
ny’s compliance with applica-
ble laws, regulations, the com-
pany’s Code of Conduct and
Ethics, and its policies and pro-
cedures involving its employ-
ees, service providers and other
stakeholders.

Particular attention should be
paid to the appointment, role
and effectiveness of audit, fidu-
ciary and risk management
committees, and the indepen-
dence of the compliance depart-
ment in carrying out its man-
date to ensure the company
operates within required legal
and regulatory parameters.

* The integrity, qualifications,
experience, and effectiveness of
existing members of a compa-
ny’s Board of Directors is
another important considera-
tion before accepting any offer
to act as a director, in addition
to the independent leadership,
nature, collegiality and overall

temperament of members of the -

Board to reasonably and effec-

tively act in the best interests
of the company, and in the
proper discharge of their fidu-
ciary duties.

The same assessment should
be made of a company’s senior
executive and management
team, and the proactive, risk-
based manner and approach in
which they identify, measure,
monitor, control and minimise
risk exposure in their relation-
ships with the relevant stake-
holders.

* Prospective directors should
carefully review all existing and
proposed directors and officers’
insurance policies and indem-
nification provisions to ensure
they will be properly protected
from liability and other poten-
tial risks in acting as directors,
and to seek the relevant legal
and independent advice in
understanding and accepting
the terms and conditions of such
insurance policies and indem-
nities.

The severability and alloca-
tion of directors and officers’
insurance policies, and the
nature and reliability of the
insurance carrier, should also
be assessed.

* The role, risks and respon-
sibilities of directors, as well as
the standard of duty, skill, care,
and attention required of direc-

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tors, both in law and good cor-
porate governance, must be
properly understood before
accepting to act as a director.

Prospective and existing
directors should also be mindful
of any potential conflict(s) of
interest between their duty to
act as a director of a company
and their personal interests to
benefit from such a position,
and ensure that full and proper
disclosure is made of such con-
flict and, where necessary, the
appropriate approval and
authorisation is obtained from
the Board of Directors.

Prospective directors must
work collaboratively with their
legal and other advisers, existing
board members and senior
management, and audit and
corporate governance commit-
tees to ensure not only compli-
ance with internal, legal and
regulatory requirements, before
accepting to act as directors.
They must be reasonably confi-
dent and certain that there is
sufficient legal and financial
protection afforded to them in
such a significant fiduciary posi-
tion.

The fiduciary relationship

PERERA =

that a director owes to a com-
pany is one of trust, loyalty and
integrity in acting in the best
interests of the company, and
is one that must be underesti-
mated, undermined or over:
shadowed by overly-optimistic
considerations of financial
remuneration or personal and
professional reward.

© 2007. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger- _

ald. All rights reserved. NB:

The information contained in

this article does not constitute
nor is it a substitute for legal

advice. Persons reading this ©

article and/or column, general-

ly, are encouraged to seek the.
relevant legal advice and assis-~’

tance regarding issues that may
affect them and may relate to
the information presented.

Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a
practising attorneyat Fitzger-
ald & Fitzgerald. Should you
have any comments or
enquiries regarding the content
of this article, you may con-
tact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 212,

Lagoon Court Building, Olde-

Towne Mali at Sandyport, West
Bay St. P. O. Box CB-11173.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE:

4,468 of Pyle space
downtown for lease.

Adequate parking and
infrastructure in place.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CECILE ALCIDONISE OF
GIBBS CORNER, P.O. BOX N-8889, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of
‘March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARCELLIN PIERRE OF

| WINSOR LANE EAST, P.O. BOX FH-14670, NASSAU,

BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day
of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is eee given that ERMILIO PIERRE OF MARSH |
, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister
responsible’ for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/ |
naturalization as acitizen of The Bahamas, andthatanyperson |
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should |
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day of
February, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality

HARBOUR

and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Assistant Manager
Position Available Immediately
At
Domino’s Pizza

Qualifications:
You should have a High School Diploma
Past managerial experience
Certificate in Management is a plus
Must be available for day and night shifts,
including weekends
You should demonstrate strong communication,

leadership, motivational and people management

skills

You should have a valid driver’s license
You must have a GREAT attitude towards
customer service!

Basic responsibility to include:
Maintain product, service and image standard
To assist in supervision of all phases of
production.
To maintain a high level of efficiency &
productivity in all areas of store operation

Please send résumé on or before
October 2, 2006
Attention: Human Resource Department
P.O. Box SS-6704
Nassau, Bahamas
Or Fax 356-7855

20 years at same prime location.

Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com



UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world’s leading
financial institutions in the Caribbean. Our Business
Area Wealth Management International looks after
wealthy private clients by providing them with
comprehensive, value enhancing services. Our client
advisors combine strong personal relationships with
the resources that are available from across UBS,
helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services. Uc

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are
looking to fill the following positions:

Caribbean Desk Head / Client Advisor

The position holder will be responsible leading the
Caribbean Desk in Nassau, Bahamas or become a
client advisor on the desk. This includes supervising
of day-to-day activities and financial results, monitoring
market conditions, and assessing risk. The position
holder has the task to identify new prospects and build-
up the corresponding relationships. S/he works closely
together with product specialists for analysing client
needs and developing, marketing and implementing
tailor-made investments strategies and solutions. The
acquisition of new clients will be a main focus.

The candidate will provide input to senior management
regarding client segmentation and marketing strategy
for his/her region. S/he will assist in the process of
building and developing key accounts, leading this
process where appropriate. S/he maintains a direct
relationship with clients resolves and escalates client
issues arising from the team.

The position holder is accountable for the
implementation of operating policy and standards.

Requirements for this position include:

e Minimum 5 years experience and a proven
successful track record in Wealth Management

e Minimum 5 years experience in client acquisition
and relationship building

e¢ Outgoing and personable with great social skills.

In this position, the successful candidate will be
expocies to:
Use communication and negotiation skills to
attract new clients and identify client needs
e Meet with clients and potential clients in social
settings
e Travel to meet with clients and potential clients

Senior Client Advisor & Client Advisor
Latin America

In this challenging position you will be responsible for
acquisition of new and advisory of existing clients, as
well as presentation and implementation of investment
solutions in the client’s mother tongue. -

For this position we are searching for an individual who
mes the following requirements:
Extensive experience and a proven track record
in Wealth Management
Specializing in the fields of Customer relations,
investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid
knowledge of investment products are key
requirements. Fluency in English, Portuguese
and Spanish is essential.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas



|Please call 326-5205

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS. CLE/qui/00205/2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel or lot of land situate on No Name Cay
one of the Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas.
AND
IN THE MATTER of Quieting Titles
Act 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Arthur H. Lowe

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Arthur Havelock
Lowe Jr. is applying to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to
have his title to the following investigated
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act
1959 and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act. A plan
of the said land may be inspected during
normal working hours at the following
places:

1. “ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
land situate on No Name Cay one of the
Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth of the .
Bahamas.

Copies of the same may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:

a) The Registry of the Supreme Court of Nassau,
Bahamas

b) The Chambers of Andrew C. Allen Law
Chambers, 204 Lagoon Court, Olde Towne,
Sandyport, Nassau, The Bahamas.

c) The Administrator’s Office, Cooper’s Town,
Abaco, The Bahamas

Any person who objects to the granting of the
said Certificate of Title is required to file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or
their attorney a Statement of his, her or its
Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit served therewith, by failure of any
such person to file and serve a Statement of
his, her or its Claim as aforesaid non compliance

with this Notice will operate as a bar to such }

Claim.

Andrew C. Allen Chambers
204 Lagoon Court
Olde Towne, Sandyport
Nassau, The Bahamas



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PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007

_Education woes
leave Bahamas at
global ‘disadvantage’



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas is at a
“disadvantage as far

as being competitive

in the workplace” goes, the
Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration’s (BECon) president
said yesterday, saying the num-
ber of school graduates with
poor or no basic literacy and

numeracy skills means this |

nation cannot “reap the bene-

fits” of high-value technology |

industries.

Responding to the updated
- Coalition for Education
Reform report on Bahamian
Youth... the Untapped
Resource, which found that 59
per cent of students who sat
the BGCSE Maths exam in
2005 achieved grades between
‘E’ to ‘U’ (Ungraded), Brian
Nutt said: “You have gradu-
ates coming out of high school
that are basically illiterate.

“It makes it very difficult for
businesses to find quality staff.
Many of them are unemploy-
able in any type of job requir-
ing basic literacy skills. It puts
the Bahamas at a disadvantage
as far as being competitive in
the workplace.”

The updated Coalition
report, presented at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB)
last Friday by J Barrie Far-
rington, of the Bahamas Hotel
Employers Association,
warned that the Bahamian
education system was “not pro-
ducing enough school leavers
able to engage in business. This
is a challenge to any business-
man who wants to invest and
grow. The demand for quali-
fied Bahamian job candidates
simply exceeds the supply”.

When analysing BGCSE
English exam results for 2005
using a five-point system -
grades ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘F’
- the last one for the grades ‘E’
to Ungraded, some 68 per cent
of all candidates scored grades
‘D’ and below. Some 35 per
cent achieved ‘D’ grades, the
rest scoring below that.

The Coalition said this was
“a result not at all comforting”,
adding “You must understand
that the business community
prefers to hire Bahamians. It is
simpler, generally less costly
and it is the law. But the prob-
lem occurs when job candi-
dates score poorly on the stan-
dard aptitude tests given dur-
ing the initial job interview.

“The shortage of qualified
Bahamians with a command
of the English language is crit-
ical to tourism because the
skills of its employees dealing
with its clients directly affects
the latter’s view of the
Bahamas. The negative feed-
back from visitors to the
Bahamas fuels the passion and
commitment of the industry to
support education reform.”

Ralph Massey, the Bahamas-
based economist who played
a key role in compiling the
Coalition report and its earlier
version, told The Tribune:
“Industry is really aching over
this whole thing. It’s a very
serious, serious problem.
You’ve got to look at how
modern technology.was chang-
ing the workplace.”

Hotel maids, for example,
were now required to con-
stantly enter data in portable
computers, and such require-
ments would put such jobs out
of reach of Bahamians who
had poor literacy skills.

“Can you hire somebody in
a situation where they can’t

read the safety instructions

associated with a machine?
You can’t” said Mr Massey.
_“There’s a big body of peo-

Bahamas EPA
tariff offers
under scrutiny

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL .
Tribune Business Reporter

EXPECTED to be debated
in the Bahamas' draft offer on
market access for the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) are which items to
include in the basket of goods
attracting zero tariffs, plus a
phased-in tax system for higher
valued items.

CARICOM ambassador A
Leonard Archer is leading the
delegation of Bahamian gov-
ernment and private sector offi-
cials in Barbados for CARIFO-
RUM’s technical working group
on the EPA, being held from
March 21-23,

He said recently that the
Bahamas will ask that all cur-
rent zero-tariff items remain at
zero, that they benchmark all
tariff lines that are valued at
$1,000 or less, go to zero and
that all items valued at $1,001 or
more be phased in.

The services and investments
aspects of the EPA are still
being worked on and no final
decisions in that regard have
been made. ~

CARIFORUM is the entity
that is representing the
Bahamas, other CARICOM
nations and the Dominican
Republic in the EPA talks, and
the Government has already
said the Bahamas would nego-
tiate with the EU as part of this
bloc.

The EPA is intended to come
into being on January 1, 2008,

replacing the Cotonou Agree-
ment which currently governs
trade between the EU and the
Bahamas and 76 other nations
who are members of the
African, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) groups.

The EPA is necessary
because Cotonou is not in com-
pliance with World Trade
Organisation (WTO) rules, as
its trade benefits and prefer-
ences all flow one way - in
favour of the Bahamas and oth-
er CARICOM nations, In addi-
tion, the ACP group receives
benefits other countries do not,
making Cotonou discriminatory
under WTO rules.

Through the EPA, the
Bahamas will be exposed for
the first time to a two-way trad-
ing relationship or reciprocity,
where this nation will have to
allow EU companies and
imports the same benefits as
European countries provide to
this nation’s exporters, chiefly
Bacardi rum, crawfish and
seafoods, and Polymers Inter-
national.

If Bacardi’s exports were sub-
mitted to a $5 per gallon cus-
toms tax by the EU, they would
become uncompetitive, a situa-
tion the company has warned
would cause it to shift produc-
tion elsewhere and close its
Bahamian plant, costing at a
minimum more than $13 mil-
lion in excise taxes and 180
Bahamian jobs.

Polymers is understood to
export about $7 million per
year, or $500,000 worth of

goods per month, to the EU,
while seafood exports total $35
million. Both would become
uncompetitive if EU duties
were applied.

The Bahamas exported
$66.315 million worth of goods
to the EU in 2004, and import-
ed $42.93 million, and has
already made one decision - to
protect its exporters and
favourable $20 million trade
balance by signing up to the
CARIFORUM offer, and
trade-off the loss of $10-$14 mil-
lion in taxes imposed on EU
goods per annum.

The technical working group
is due to meet the EU for nego-
tiations in Brussels later this
month, following the Barbados
meeting.

Yet the Bahamas could be
forced to decide over further
trade-offs, such as whether to
protect its financial services
industry or exporters, as the EU
is likely to try to use the talks to
force this nation into the EU
Savings Tax Directive and more
tax information exchange agree-
ments.

The Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) held a con-
ference call with the CRNM last
week to see whether the EPA
was likely to impact the indus-
try. Wendy Warren, the BFS-
B’s executive director and chief
executive, told The Tribune that
it was too early to tell whether
the EPA would impact the
industry, adding that it could
provide new opportunities as
well as concerns.

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ple out there who can’t read,
can’t write and can’t speak.”
He detailed several conversa-
tions he had had with tourists
leaving the Bahamas, who said
they had trouble understand-
ing and communicating with
hotel waiters, or with waiters
who had got orders wrong and
given them to the wrong peo-
ple.

Without basic literacy and
numeracy skills, let alone tech-
nology skills, a significant num-
ber of the current Bahamian
generation face being left
behind, the Coalition’s mes-
sage is saying, and risk being
marginalised from society and
caught in poverty.

The Bahamas’ economic
competitiveness is being dam-
aged, and businesses will have
to pincressinely resort to, as Mr

Nutt put it, “bringing in whole-
sale people from Mexico, the
Philippines or wherever to do
jobs that could have been done
by Bahamians if they had the
necessary skills”.

Essentially, this warns that
Bahamians are in danger of
becoming second-class citizens
in their own country.

Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s exec-

_utive director, said: “It’s always

a challenge when the educa-
tion system is not properly
aligned with the industrial sec-

tors, because it does hamper -

not only the productivity,
effectiveness and efficiency of
business, but we now have to
compete abroad.

“That’s the game we’re in.
It’s not just national competi-
tion, it’s an international envi-

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ronment we’re competing in.
It has to be international stan-
dards upon which we measure
ourselves...”

Mr Simon sai7 the absence
of sufficiently qualified

' Bahamians in the numbers.

required by a number of sec- '
tors meant this nation was ;
“limiting our potential”. ‘

He added that Bahamian |
businesses had had to incur :
extra costs and expenses in hir-
ing managers and trainers to ,
bring employees up to scratch. |

“Oftentimes, the private sec- |
tor has had to identify and,
make-up the deficiencies sub- :
sequent to hiring,” Mr Simon |
said. “It’s not the best,
approach, but in some’
instances it’s done more often
than not because there’s no
alternative.”

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RELIGION

Thursday, March 22, 2007 °PG5



A God of second chances

@ By JAMES MOULTRIE

“Unless you repent, you will all
likewise perish.”
— Luke 13:5

Te penitential season of
Lent, lasting forty days,
is a time to re-live the
passion, death and resurrection of
Jesus. The Lenten journey invites
us to simplify our lives, quiet the
hustle and busyness of our lives,
and enhance communion with
God and God’s people. It is a
time of reflection on our past sins
and how we might seek and find
forgiveness.

Jesus knew that hypocritical
spirituality was a particularly
strong temptation facing the
Pharisees of His day and church
people today. Experts at the
embellishment of prayer and
piety, the Pharisees often missed
out on much of God’s power and
forgiving grace. They sought God
in the waters of self-righteous-
ness, when in fact they were
empty vessels. What they really
needed was the repentance Jesus
calls for in today’s Gospel.

Lent is about listening to God’s
offer of forgiveness and our
temptation to ignore it. It is the
call that God places on our lives
this Lent. With life so properly
structured after the challenges of
Lent, our heads and hearts will be
prepared to receive the good
news of Easter.

The Pharisees, to whom Jesus
speaks in today’s Gospel, had no
time for sinners. They believed
that sinners should just be written
off and forgotten. And there are
some modern day “Pharisees”
who believe the same thing. But
Jesus did not agree and He told
them so in a story, the parable of
the fig tree, in which He offers
second chances.

A vineyard is a very special
place, normally reserved for vines
only. No other crop is usually
grown in vineyards. Yet in His
parable Jesus talks about a fig
tree which was planted in a vine-
yard. Fig trees are very common
in Israel and also would have
been a main staple crop in the
time of Jesus, as it is today. So at
that time it was not so unusual to
see fig trees growing in many
places, including vineyards. Soil
was and is so scarce that trees
could be planted wherever there
was soil. But today we are dealing
then with a fig tree planted in a
very privileged place.

In the normal course of events
it takes about three years for a fig
tree to reach maturity and to pro-
duce fruit. If by that time it is not
bearing fruit, it is not likely to
bear fruit at all. No doubt many
of us have had barren trees in our
yards. Such was the case with the

tree Jesus was talking about in
today’s Gospel. For three years
the owner had been coming to it
and finding it barren. He came to
the conclusion that the tree was
useless. It was drawing nourish-
ment from the ground but giving
nothing back. It was taking up
precious space and producing
nothing. So the owner told the
gardener to get rid of it.

But the gardener, who had a
great knowledge of fig trees and
was a very patient man, replied,
“Sir, give it one more year. I will
dig the earth around it, and put
on plenty of dung. Then, if there
are no figs on it this time next
year, we can cut it down”. The
owner of the vineyard agreed. We
are not told what happened to the
fig tree, but it doesn’t matter.
Jesus had made His point. Just as
that gardener was patient with
the fig tree, so God is patient with
sinners. And that is why this
Gospel has traditionally been
called the Gospel of Second
Chances. God is patient. The his-
tory of the church is full of exam-
ples of barren fig trees that in
time became fruitful; in other
words, sinners who repented and
became saints.

Moses, who is the centre of
today’s first reading, is a good
example of a second chance. As a
young man he had killed another
man, an Egyptian. Yet God didn’t
write him off. True, he had a fiery
temper. But God saw good in
him. He was that rare being, the
kind of man who couldn’t stand
idly by when he saw an injustice
or a crime being committed. It
was because of this quality that
God chose him to lead His people
from slavery to freedom.

Albert Einstein was arguably
the greatest mind of the twentieth
century. Yet he didn’t learn to talk
until he was two years old. His
parents were so worried that they

consulted a doctor. Later, one of

his teachers was so disappointed
in him that he said, “You’ll never
amount to anything!” As yet
there were no signs of his future
greatness. But his parents and
teachers had misjudged him too
soon. Some people develop slow-
ly, but are all the bétter for that.
What such people need is some-
one to believe in them; someone
to have patience with them.
Otherwise, a lot of talent will go
down the drain. All they need is a
second chance. But some people
are reluctant to give second
chances. They are just like the
Pharisees of old.

We tend to be harsh on others
until we need a second chance
ourselves. We must extend to oth-
ers the kind of patience and
leniency we would like for our-
selves, or as the Golden Rule
says, “Do unto others as you



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would that they to you should
do”. Some of us even reword the
Golden Rule and instead say,
“Do it to others before they do it
to you!” But Peter had a second
chance even after he denied
Jesus. Mary Magdalene had a sec-
ond chance. Paul got a second
chance on the Road to Damascus.
And Barnabas had a_ second
chance. What would have hap-
pened to you were you not given
a second chance? Many of the
world’s greatest leaders were
recipients of a second chance. We
need to be careful then how we
deny others a second chance. We
are often just like the Pharisees;
we have no time for sinners or
second chances for persons who
make mistakes. Yet God gives all
of us second and even third
chances.

But the parable also makes it
clear that there is such a thing as
a last chance. If the fig tree did
not bear, it would be destroyed.
Perhaps it did eventually bear
fruit, and that is probably why
there is no further mention of its
destruction. But if people refuse
chance after chance, the day will
finally come, not when God has
shut them out, but when they
have by deliberate choice shut
themselves out. But which of us
would want to be barren when we
can be fruitful?

Jesus began His ministry with a
call to repentance, the central
theme of Lent and of today’s
Gospel. “Repent”, He said, “For
the Kingdom of Heaven is at
hand”. Today, through the voice
of the church, the same call is
addressed to us, which call to
Mission and Ministry we have
been considering for the past sev-
eral weeks.

The call to repentance and
Mission and Ministry is at the
heart of the Gospel. Jesus
addressed it not just to sinners,
but also to good people. In fact,
He addressed it to all without
exception. But you might ask,

“How can it be that good people
need to repent?” In the case of
so-called good people, the failing
consists in the good they fail to
do. This is the main thrust of the
parable of the fig tree. The fig
tree is found wanting, not
because it produced poisonous
figs, but because it failed to pro-
duce any figs at all. What is.a fig
tree for if not to produce figs?
Jesus calls us to bear fruits worthy
of repentance.

During this Lent we will be
tested and will again need to
repent and seek forgiveness from
our good and gracious God. Our
Lord was tested intensely in the
wilderness. We may be tested

only mildly in comparison, but we -

are tested every day. We may
have no dramatic confrontation
with Satan as Jesus had. But there
is the testing of our personal
integrity, and the testing of our
weaknesses, some of which are
mentioned in our epistle for
today.

For example, we are warned by
St Paul against sexual immorality.
But we are also told by Paul that
“no testing has overtaken you
that is not common to everyone.
God is faithful, and he will not let
you be tested beyond your
strength, but with testing He will
also provide the way out so that
you may be able to endure.” But
often the testing is not what we
do, but what we fail to do.

Christians rarely ask them-
selves the question: What have I
failed to do? The call to seek
repentance is not merely a call to
turn away from evil, but a call to
produce fruits of good and right-
eous living. That is why it is rele-
vant for all people. Jesus’ call to
repentance and righteousness dis-
turbs us, and we do not like to be
disturbed. We want our quiet life,
even a life which may contain a
lot of selfishness. We may not be
guilty of great evil, yet we could
be very selfish, very demanding,
very inconsiderate. But we do not
want to know, much less do any-
thing, about this side of our
nature. We are being called from
being self centered to become
other-centered and God-cen-
tered.

Most likely we would not have
any big moment of conversion
such as Moses had. One day he
was minding sheep. Next day he
was leading an oppressed people
to freedom. But conversion is a
joyful thing. It is good news. It is
a call away from the slavery, of
selfishness and sin, to a life of
fruitfulness. It is a call to enter
into the joy of the Kingdom.
However, it is not something that
is achieved once and for all, but
involves a process of growth and
development. The Christian life is
a continuous process of conver-

sion.

Jesus’ parable contains a warn-
ing and a threat. Its purpose is to
show us what we may be missing
out on, or lacking, in order that
we might have a deeper, richer,
and more authentic life. Let those
who think they are safe beware
lest they fall. No one can take
anything for granted. No one is so
secure that he/she cannot fall. No
one is so fallen that he/she cannot
be redeemed. But the holiest
ground of all is that of the heart.

In our time there is a huge pre-
occupation with outer cleanness.
And there is a danger of neglect-
ing inner cleanness, or cleanness
of heart. It’s from the heart that
all our thoughts, words, and
deeds flow. So we must try to
keep the heart clean and pure. It
is especially on this holy ground
that we will see and meet God. In
the words of Jesus: “Blessed are
the pure in heart: they will see
God”. And Psalm 51:11 says,
“Create in me a clean heart, O
God, and renew a right spirit
within me”. That is the key this
Lent.

Here are some words from an
unknown author that might be of
assistance to you as you contem-
plate your need for forgiveness:

“Repentance of itself is not
enough, grace must be available.

But if grace is offered and not
accepted, then nothing comes of
that either.

There is no point in putting up a
sail if there is no wind.

There is no point in planting a
seed if the grown is frozen.

There is no point in pruning a
tree if spring does not come.

It is not enough to cut into peo-
ple’s hearts in order to save them;

They must be touched by grace.

Lord, touch our hearts with
your grace, so that we may pro-
duce the fruits of repentance”.

One is defiled not by what
someone does to him/her, but by
the impurity of his/her basic
motives. One is harmed by the
lack of genuine, unselfish love in
his/her innermost self. There is
only one thing of prime impor-
tance in true religion and that is
the new life of kinship with God
which leads to love of His other
children. We can, after the exam-
ple of Jesus, change people’s lives
with the touch of love. That is the
test of bearing fruits of repen-
tance. The test is how we love one
another. When we do that we will
have created a replica of the New
Testament church of whom it is
written, “See how they love one
another!”

I pray that you may continue to
have a holy and blessed Lent that
you might greet with joy the risen
Lord at Easter.



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‘Recycled’ Christians!

@ By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Centre

s aso called Christian nation,
At land is filled with what |
deem as ‘Recycled
Christians’ or church hoppers. These
are so called believers that are mem-
bers of church A this year, then two or
three years later they are members of
church B, C or D and most pastors and
church leaders are satisfied with this
because they are more consumed with
the numbers/membership game rather
than making disciples for Yeshuwa
Messiah (Jesus the Christ).

There are many dynamics that are at
work as it relates to the recycling of
Christians throughout the churches in
the Bahamas.

1 If the pastor/leadership are out of
place, dislocated or disconnected from
the true source then so is that local
body. Yes, that local body is known in
the community for the work it has
done, they know how to call on the
name of the Lord. Yeshuwa dealt with
this religious spirit.

In Matthew 7:21, Jesus said, Not
every one that saith unto me, Lord,
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of
heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? And in thy name have cast
out devils? And in thy name done many
wonderful works?

23. And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity.

There are churches today that have
started out down the path of righteous-
ness for the Lord, but they have devi-



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ated from this part due to their own
lust and: now they are deceived and
deceiving others with their favourite
saying, “the Lord told me” or “I’ve got
a word from the Lord”. Their followers
believe in them because of their former
works. Jim Jones, founder and leader
of Jonestown, Guyana, with his 900
members of the People’s Temple Full
Gospel Church, led his followers to
their doom as he walked away from
God.

David Koresh, another church
leader who deviated from the path of
righteousness and formed the Branch
Davidian cult in Waco, Texas and led a
number of his followers to their doom.

Most of today’s Christians don’t have
true relationship with God therefore
when their pastor, apostle, bishop or
whomever they’ve entrusted their spir-
itual growth and development to goes
off course they have no idea.

A lot of our church leaders are afraid
of strong male leadership because they
can’t swing a man as easily as they can

a woman. Some members, mostly
women, are being manipulated into
believing that if they were to leave that

‘church it’s all over for them and they

would never see the hand of God oper-
ating in their lives because they’ve
allowed the devil to move or uproot
them. This kind of teaching is not of
God; its cultism.

Let’s look closely at this; there was a
time when your church had it going on,
there was increase in every area of the
ministry, spiritually, financially and
physically your church was growing.
Then all of a sudden things began to
fall off and fall apart in the church, but
rather than seeking the face of God
and getting back on course the pastor
and leadership begins to blame the
devil and everybody else for what is
happening in the church. Then the pas-
tor/leadership begins to lie to the
church, Jeremiah 23:32.

If you’ve made the decision to stay
on board a ship that’s going down
because its captain once helped you
when you were in distress, then don’t
blame God or the devil as you drown.
It’s your choice, so live with it as things
around you die and dry up.

Now you’re bitter, and meaner than
a rattle snake, you’re just going
through the motion of Christianity but
God sees your heart. He wants to help
His people, but they’re more commit-
ted to their religion, tradition and lead-
ers than to His word, He knows them
as hearers of his word only and not
doers. He’s says that they worship Him
with their mouth, but their hearts are
far from Him.

The same spirit that took hold of Jim
Jones and David Koresh is still alive
and has worked its way back into the
church through its leadership and oth-
ers. In the book of Jeremiah 23:1-40,
God deals with the prophets and



Congressman reveals he does not believe in God

priests who have caused his people to
err. Because of all the mess that’s going
on in our churches, the strife, envy, bit-
terness, backbiting, backstabbing,
competition, lack of integrity, lack of
accountability, most members are con-
fused and so frustrated that they don't
know whether to go or come. They are
just holding on, as they would say, wait-
ing for their breakthrough, but some-
how they’ve forgotten that God don’t
bless no mess. ;

Therefore we have this stagnation
and recycling of believers in the body
of Christ because pastors and other
leaders have gone off doing their own
thing and are lying to God’s people,
saying, ‘God said this and God said
that’, when in fact God said nothing to
them.

Jeremiah 23:30-32

30 Therefore, behold, I am against
the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal
my words every one from his neigh-
bour.

31 Behold, I am against the prophets,
saith the Lord, that use their tongues,
and say, He saith.

32 Behold, I am against them that
prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord,
and do tell them, and cause my people
to err by their lies, and by their light-
ness; yet I sent them not, nor command-
ed them: therefore they shall not profit
this people at all, saith the Lord.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and I along
with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Centre International, every
Sunday Morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday Nights @ 7:30pm at the
Bishop Michael Eldon High School
Auditorium. For questions or com-
ments contact via E-mail: _pastor-
mallen@yahoo.com or Ph 1-242-351-
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A secular group is
applauding Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat,
for publicly acknowledging he does not believe in a
supreme being.

The American Humanist Association took out an
ad Tuesday in The Washington Post supporting Stark
for revealing his views. “With Stark’s courageous
public announcement of his nontheism, it is our hope
that he will become an inspiration for others who
have hidden their conclusions for far too long,” said
Roy Speckhardt, the association’s executive director.
Stark’s beliefs garnered attention after the Secular

Coalition for America offered a $1,000 prize to the
person who could identify the “highest level atheist,
agnostic, humanist or any other kind of nontheist
currently holding elected public office in the United
States.”

Humanist eine

Ron Millar, an executive of the humanist srOup,
said the group wanted to highlight the difficulty
politicians have declaring they don’t believe in God.

“We didn’t think we’d have any member of

Congress come forward,” Millar said.

Stark confirmed his belief in a statement to The
Associated Press. He said he was “a Unitarian who
does not believe in a supreme being.” Unitarian
Universalism is creedless, allowing members to shape
their own beliefs. “I look forward to working with the
Secular Coalition to stop the promotion of narrow
religious beliefs in science, marriage contracts, the
military and the provision of social services,” he
wrote.

Stark has represented Fremont in Congress since
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FARRINGTON, 81

of Orange Creek and Zion Hill, will
be held on Saturday, March 24th
2007, at 3:00 p.m., at Zion South
Beach Baptist Church, Zion
Boulevard South Beach. Officiating
will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis.
Interment follows in Woodlawn |
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her prectous memory
is her devoted husband, George
Farrington Sr.; eight sons, George Jr., Cecil, Simeon, Bruce,











Juvonte';

Bonaby, Sandra, Cynthia, Janet, Alex, Althea, Jimmy, Lucinda,

Lionel, William Basil, Clinton, Beverly, Veronica, Thaddeus,

family, the Smith family and the entire settlements of Bennett's
Harbour, Dumfries, Arthur's Town and Orange Creek.

: of Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be
: held on Saturday, March 24th, 2007,
: at 11:00 a.m.,
: Deliverance Church, Cox Way off
: East Street South. Officiating will
: be Bishop George Bar Jr. and Bishop
: John H. Inniss. Interment follows
: in the Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant
Courtney, Joseph, Albert and Levi; three daughters, Dorene and
Dorcas Farrington and Lucymae Rolle of San Salvador; one sister, :
Fermina Feaste; two brothers, Cleveland and Fritz Newbold; twenty |
eight grandchildren, Durell, Jason, Stacy, Kino, Deniko, Georgia, :
Shavonne, Leslie, Dellano, Jonicqua, Shanice, Latoya, Cordero, :
Tonique, Indira, Shantell, Leshan, Tamika, Phyllis, Leslie, Courtney ;
Jr., Theron, Shonique, Shanell, Tony, Nadia, Alvardo and Kenisha; :
five great grandchildren: Shanelle, Shadia, Jaylissa, Khaliah and |
three daughters-in-law, Joan, Sharon and Salomie :
Farrington; one son-in-law, Nigel Rodridgo Rolle; six sisters-in- :
law, Viola, Sylvia, Mary, Margaret, Olivia and Agnes; two brothers- :
in-law, Charles Farrington and Joseph Feaste Sr.; a host of other |
relatives and friends including, Anod Newbold, William, Livingston, |
Elizabeth, Inez Farrington, Naomi Dean, Ada Strachan, Effiemae :
: Monique Greene, Ella Farrington, Esther and Jackie Frazier, Jenny
Christine, Lillis, Mary, Henry, Cyril, Inez, Rosalee, Prescola, :
Joseph Jr., Charles, Kirk, Angel, Maxwell, Hillard, Alice, Reynold, :
| Garnett, Myrtle, Erma, Chester Smith, Garnet; McGregor, Conrad :

Jennings, Kathleen Moxey and family, Michelle Farrington, Bishop :

B. Wenith Davis and family, The family of Zion South Beach Full :

Gospel International, Security Staff, Ministry of Education, Mr. }
Phillip Davis MP, Cedric, Frederick, Cecilia Dean, Rev. Laura :

Miller, Roslyn, Leonard, Zelma, Kirkwood, Herbert, Alfred Dean, :
: in-law, Tony Lowe, Gary Rolle Sr., James Greene and Travis
Willard, Oral, Glen, Evelyn, Dianna, Ivy, Norman, Corene, Calvin, :
The Bonimy family, the Dean family, the Stubbs family, the :
Newbold family, the Poitier family, the Munnings family, the Stuart :
: Families.

: Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold :
Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market :
and East Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00.p.m., Saturday :

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 7

LD BROTHER
CHAPEL

#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street ¢ PO. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas @ Tel: (242) 326-5773

ats ela SS mela

: at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.
























ALFRED
NIXON, 58






at Arrow of








Life Road.

He is survived by two daughters,
Anastasia and Antoinette Nixon; one
son, Javon O'kell Nixon; seven brotbers: Rev. Hilton Burrows,
Ernest, Herbert, Bishop George Barr Jr., Richard, Evangelist
Alpheus and Alexander Barr; five sisters, Virginia McCartney,
Olga Strachan, Ruby Sturrup, Joycelyn Frazier and Evangelist
Ellen McCartney; six sisters-in-law, Rev. Victoria Burrows, Valerie,
Evangelist Barbara Jean, Lavern, Jhislaine and Lafran Barr; four
brothers-in-law, Robert and Elder George McCartney, Jerome
Strachan and Charles Sturrup; three aunts, Eva and Elsie Smith
and Ruth Meadows; thirty-seven nieces, Jenetta Lowe of Freeport,
Estherlyn Miller of Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Tina Munnings-Rolle,
Kimberly, Ellen and Evette Burrows, Diana, Jerilee, Julian Taylor,














Forbes, Natasha Petty, McKell Johnson, Diane Thompson, Roseann,
Raquel, Daeshane, Valeria, Amanda, Cassandra, Aleisha, Louraina,
Alexia, Gina, Keva, Sabrina, Donnamae, Deandra, Burnette,
Shannie, Racquel, Ricsheia and Shekera Barr; sixteen nephews,
Kendall and George Burrows, Arlington Taylor Jr., Edward Frazier,
Anton, Maclarren and Cranston Sturrup, Jerome Strachan, Herbert
Jr., George Leon, Police Constable 3025 Deon Ricardo Barr, Leroy,
Alexander Jr., Howard, Ernest Jr. and Vano Barr; four nephews-











Farrington; one niece-in-Iaw, Melissa Taylor; a host of other
relatives and friends including, Jerome Strachan, Special thanks
to Phyllis J. Hoyte, The Barrs, Burrows, Smiths and Nixons






Brothers:Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market
and East Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.








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Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR



MEMORIAL SERVICE
FOR

PEARLINE ADDIE
COOPER, 73

will officiate.

FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR

PEARLINE ADDIE COOPER, 73

of #4 Constitution Drive will be held on Saturday at10:45 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral, West Hill Street, Fr. Glen Nixon assisted by Fr. Simeon Roberts and



Deacon Jeffrey Lloyd will officiate. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial:

Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Left to mourn are husband, Wilbert "Bill" Cooper; children, Anne Marie Bain, :
. Michael Cooper, Therese Clarke, Gregory Cooper, Pauline Rodgers and Elbert :
Cooper; three sons-in-law, Arnold Bain, Clinton Clarke and Denzil Rodgers; three
datighters-in-law, Grace, Donna and Latina Cooper; grandchildren, Lean, Mickyle,
Myles, Raven and Gregory Jr., and Elbert I] Cooper, Carrington Clarke, Ramon :
and Devon Rodgers; sisters, Anita Wallace, Phyllis Culmer and Grenda Colebrooke; :
sisters-in-law, Briniza and Clarice Cooper and Zelma Worrell; brothers-in-law,

James Culmer, Wendell Colebrooke and Fletcher Cooper; aunts, Mary Darling,

Christie and the Archers, Lonora Culmer and Hansome Bethel families, the

Bethel and Iris Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Culmer, Jason; Eloise Moxey, Chery}

Chea, June Lunn, Leoni Lockhart, Lavon Harris-Smith, the Swaby family, Sir |

Arthur and Mrs. Beryl Barnett and family, Ethel Bartlett. Assistant Commissione

of Police James and Dr. Agreta Carey, Dr. Michaela Theophilus and family, Dr.
Cliff Bacchus, Mrs. Frances Roberts and family, Mrs. Claudia Darvilie: caregiver. :

Angela Collins, doctors and staff of South Beach Clinic: the Community Nurses

of #4 Constitution Drive will be held on
Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier |
| Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Glen Nixon











Association, Catholic Ladies Guild, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Samaritan Ministries,
St. Francis Cathedral church family and The Palmetto Point, Eleuthera Community,
Monsignor Simeon Roberts, Fr. Glen Nixon, Fr. Lavardo Turnquest and Deacon
Jeffrey Lloyd and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. John Lunn and staff, Dr. William Chea, the Nurses and Staff
of The Private and Surgical Wards at The Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Duane
Sands, Dr. Moxey and Nurse Phillipa Armbrister.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church form 9:45
a.m. until service time.

PATRICK GEORGE
HEPBURN, 62

} of Mount Pleasant Village will be held on
/ Saturday 1:00 p.m. at New Destiny Baptist
1 Church, Blue Hill Road. Rev. Delton
Fernander assisted by other Ministers of
the Gospel will officiate. Interment will be
made in the Western Cemetery, Nassau
Street.

| He is survived by his parents Charles and
Evelyn Hepburn, his wife Lorraine
Hepburn, Mother-In-Law Carnetta Strachan,
~ four daughters Joy-Anne, Therese, Lynette
: and Patrell, four sons, Gregory, Elrod, Vittorio
and Charles (Deceased) of Clearwater, Florida. Four grandsons, Kenton Kristen

Jane Miller and Patricia Archer; uncles, Elsworth Darling and Bernard Miller; Eirich and Elrod Jr., four granddaughters, Thynera, Kayneshia, Sana'a and Gia,

nieces and nephews, Barbara, Mark and Cyprianna, Gregory and Sandra, Paul and
Gail Bethel, lisa Demeritte, Neil Wallace, Janice and Julian Russell, Karen, Clayton, |
Kyla and Kofi King, Michelle, Alicia and Kevin Culmer, Bradley and Lisa, |
Kimberley, Brendan and Andre Colebrooke, Donna Rose, Dr. Kerry Higgs, Troy, :
Kyle and Quinn Worrell, Clinton, Craig and Charise, Brian, Kirishnia, Andre, i
Kristofer, Camille and Cory Cooper; cousins, The’Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry
Gladstone Christie and Mrs. Christie, Rev. Dr. Colin Archer, Dr. Baldwin Carey, : . : :
Bi Be Allen Dr Al MeCaniey > David Allen the families of We lale Fred: Bagot Somes en Lee rnee and Jeelic he on eee
and William Allen, the late Ruth Carey, the late Addie McCartney, the late Naomi ;

one sister Elizabeth, three brothers Kirk, Dave and Juan, one daughter-in-law,
Ginger Hepburn, six sisters-in-law, Gertrude, Maria, Deborah, Mattie, Jackie and
Debbie, four brothers-in-law, James, Solomon, Kevin and Anthony. Nieces and
nephews; Raquel, Maura, Dave Jr., Dajuan, Odyssey, Kirkwood A. Gibson Jr.
Kirkwood Hepburn, Latoya, Shantay, Lavan, Delvan, Corey, Destiny, Jakyla, Kia,
Sophia, Anthony, Anwar, Lisa and Lamont, Anthonique Strachan and Alcott, one
aunt Mrs. Leah Moss one uncle-in-law Mr. Joel Moss and one aunt-in-Iaw Mrs.

Family, Sidney Rodgers and family. Other friends and relatives especially Garfield
& Elvira Johnson, Delores Johnson, Patricia Eulin, Pauline, Les Major, Tyron

Butcherettes and Ashwood Ferguson; godmother, Ophelia Munnings and godchild, Woods, Terry Adderley, Jackie Adderley, Eloise & Lilly Seymour, "Aunt Dorie
Nia Benicourt. Other relatives and friends including, Tony and Earlene Cooper, :
Alma Ferguson. Gwen Turner, Jennifer Rolle, Brenda Simms and family, June }
Smith and family, Ena Thompson and family, Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Bethel. Rev.Godfrey . : : 3
Bethel, Rev Remilda Carey, Philip and Edith Powell, Oswald and Yvonne Isaacs, Thompson and Family. Sylvia SealyGodet, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rahming and
the Richardson family, Virgie and the Boyd Subdivision community, Bain Rodgers
and Clarke families, Sheila McKenzie and family. Rebecca Rolle-Bain and family, : ae : a ote :
the Seymour family, Bernice Kelly and family, Asa Bethel, Philip and Baltron } Rodgers, The Mackey Family, The Adderley Family, The Majestic Tour Family

and Family, P. Anthony White and Family, Carolia John and Family of New York
and Virginia, Petrona Johnson and family, The Freetown Lane Families, the Johnsons
on Sutton Street, the Majestic Tour family, Agatha Rodgers and Family, Mrs. Rose

Family, Mrs. Rudolph Smith and Family, Mrs. Marva Huff and family, Roy Rodgers,
Members of Pilgrim Baptist Church, The Forbes Family, Family of the late Carl

and The New Destiny Baptist Church Family.
Friends may pay theix last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street

on Friday from 10:60 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, and on Saturday at the church from 11:30
a.m. uritil service time.



NUR rete

Se ee ee

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




WHITNEY HERCULES
CLARKE SR., 87




Point, Abaco. Rev. Napoleon Roberts,





















Sandy Point, Abaco.

Crossing Rocks; Thomas.

Hilton Bain.

p.m.




Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR





















of Sandy Point, Abaco and formerly — |
of Cherokee Sound, Abaco will be | |
| held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at |
| Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sandy |

Rev.Morris Bain and Pastor Erskin |
Wells will officiate. Interment will |

be made in the Public Cemetery, :
| Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Whitney Clarke Jr., and 7 Holding cherished memory are her husband of sixty-seven years,

Hercules Clarke; stepdaughter, Sheila Pratt; adopted son, Cyril | Harold Major;12 children, Annette Campbell, Yvonne Isaacs,

Dean; brother-in-law, Captain Emest Dean; sister-in-law, Glacie | Daphne, Judy and Philip Major, Paulette Rolle, Kaye Aranha,
Dean; daughter-in-law, Roselda Clarke; aunt, Doris Bain; \ : ¢ ;
grandchildren, Lawanda Greene, Lavada Clarke, Crisel Clarke, Walker; six sons-in-law, Wynton Isaacs, Charles Major, Wellington
Gregory, Nadine, Raymond, Timothy, Charles, Eric Bain and |

Seneca Pratt; great grandchildren, Kanisha Murray, Giovanno, | daughter-in-law, Christine Humes-Major; 25 grandchildren,

Giovante, Gregory Jr., Trae, Travez, Timothy Bain Jr.; nephews, | Tanya Sands, Wynton, Deron, Dale and Daryle Isaacs, Danielle
Wilfred Clarke, Jay, Marcus, John, Ernest Dean, Silbert Fox, |

Rudolph and Jimmy Lightbourne, Inspector Randy Lightfoot, | (
Set. Danny Lightfoot, Dion and Kendrick Lightfoot; nieces, | Cardello, Anthol, Romel and Jamal Major, Delano Aranha,
Genese Armbrister, Lenora Bain, Shirley Saunders, Suzy |
Duncombe, Salomie Gibson, Carolyn Burrows, Sharon and :

Christine Dean, Leslie Rolle, Barbara Jenkins and Diane Smith; :

other relatives and friends including Sintenic Greene, Zelma | Swaby, Mabel, Nora and Dorothy williams, Wendell Williams,

Bain, Gladstone Pratt, Stanley, Jim, Johnny, Willie and Bob Vernon Nairn, Florine and James Judah, Marjorie Dixon and
White, Robert and Mildred McKinney, the staff of The Geriatrics |

Hospital, Nassau and The Grand Bahama Home For The Aged, |

Freeport, the communities of Cherokee Sound, Sandy Point and | Bertram, Charles and George Williams and their families; many

7 other loyal relatives and friends, The Good Friends Guild,
Naomi, Stephanie, Lynn and Cecilia Dean and family, Dudley | Leagents of Mary, The St. Joseph's community, The Chippingham

Smith and family, Emil Saunders and family, Jay Armbrister and | communities, including Valencia and Earl Thompson Sr., Barbra

family, Rupert Rolle and family, Bradley and Inez Fox and | Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Aranha, Julia Smith, Duke Earl and

family, Jimmy and David Green and family, Bateman Bain and :

family, Rev. Morris Bain and family, Pastor Napoleon Roberts | Francis-Kerr and Frances Taylor. Special thanks to caretakers,

and family, Cecil Colebrooke, Elvere Clarke, Audric Dean and | NU
| Miguel Neely.

Friends may pay their last respects a Bethel Brothers Morticians _ Friends may pay their last resepcts at Bethel Brothers Morticians

#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and | #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and

at his residence in Sandy Point, Abaco from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 _ on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and at the church

_ from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

wn Pho eter ee ee ee, ee |

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 9



MIRIAM ELIZABETH
MAJOR,-86



of Infantview Road and formerly of
San Salvador, will be held on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Fr.
Martin Gomes, Monsignor Simeon
Roberts and Rev. Deacon Gregory .
Taylor will officiate. Interment will
be made in St. Joseph's Church









Teddie Woods, Rex, Marcian and Paul Major and Harolene
Rolle, Wiliard Don Aranha, Henry Woods and Paul Walker; one
McQueen, Dion James, Charlene, Allyson Major, Shalon Albury,
Okeavia Gray, Derrex, Antione and Antionio Rolle, Tamara,
Phylicia Woods, Michelle Mott, Alicia Fernander and LeAnne

Major; 45 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren,
numerous nieces and nephews including, Jacklyn Carroll, Mary

Patricia Harris, Livingstone Major and Ralph Major of New
York, Brenda and Miriam of Tennessee, Kenneth Rawlins, Earlin,

Dot Srachan, Julia Smith and their families; godchildren, Kay

Nurse Phillipa Armbrister, Marina Smith, Mary Pierre and



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Rack of Ages Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale —
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ° Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

BURNAL WILLIAM
THURSTON, 71

of Golden Gates #1 will be held at
Cousin McPhee Cathedral A.M.E.
Church, Carmichael Road on
Saturday, March 24th, 2007 at 2:00
p.m. Officiating Pastor Ivan Carey,
assisted by ministers Atwell
Ferguson and Hilliard Walker.
Interment follows Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J. F. K. Drive












Left to cherish his memory are his
, loving wife, Ametha; six sons,
Donald, Burnal Jr., Elvis, Christopher, Michael, and Reginald; four
daughters, Verne II Nottage, Sandra Miller, Lynn and Melony
. Thurston; eight grandsons, Danero Miller, Andrew Nottage, Burnal
Ill, Tico, Elvis Jr., Jordan, Michael Jr., and Maurice Thurston; five
granddaughters, Danica and Danielle Miller, Andrell Nottage,
Christlyn and Rhymelle Thurston; two sons-in-law, Daniel Miller
-and Glen Nonage; three brothers, Richard and Lewis Thurston, and
: Briceton Thurston of Eustace, Florida; one sister, Francis Bullard;
eight brothers-in-law, John, Heanon, Eric, and Arthel Gibson,
Jonathon Simms, Léonard Johnson, Lenard Carter, and Iral Ferguson;
thirteen sisters-in-law, Ellen, Dorothy, and Shirley Thurston, Caroline
Walker, Beulah Sands, Thelcene Simms, Sheila Johnson, Meral
Readon, Velma Ferguson, Gerlene, Curlene, Bridgette, and Edwina
. Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and
relatives including, Wilkerson, Francis, Mary, Zelma, and Joy
Nottage, Phylis and Chestine Black, Janet Williamson, Eliza Miller,
Sylvia and Joseph Moree, Dr. Bodha Srinivas, Lenford Nairn, Sybil
Pinder, Gloria Pritchard, Bishop Alfred Hepburn, Joseph Butler,
Errington Rahming, Steve Pinder, Errington and Olive Hanna,
Lavinia Adderley, Wadie and Jay Hepburn, Lawrence and Margaret |
«Thurston, Jean Louis, Marilyn Brown, Eliza Taylor, Breneva Williams,
Emily, Patsy and Lorna, Naomi Hanna, Marilyn and Washington
Lafleur, Eulean Johnson, Mariana, Betty, Deborah, Velda, and Jocelyn
Thurston, Judith Johnson of Lousianna, Patricia Simms Ferguson,
Gina and Anthony Ferguson, Donald and Ronette Ferguson, Atwell
and Karen Ferguson, Preston and Najana Ferguson, Sheryl and
Michael Carey, Donnel and Pastor Ivan Carey, Reverend Philip
Readon of Miami, Florida, Lorina and Orlando Nottage, Donald
and Dorothy Hanna of Miami, Florida, Arlene Horton, Hilliard
Walker, Mabel Strachan, Conville and Virginia Deleveaux, Adline
and Patrick Rolle, Ruthlee Saunders, Nelly McPhee, Leanna Laing,
Herbert and Gwen Gibson of Miami, Florida, Sylvia Williams of
Florida and Joseph Strachan, Victory Baptist Church Family, The
Royal Bahamas Police Force, The College of the Bahamas, and The
Bahamas Telecommunications Company.












































Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock of Ages
Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale in the Petra Suite on
Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from
1:00 p.m. until funeral time.

4 Rowena Pinder and Louise Macev ne
| (1) Sister-in-law: Kiesha Delanc { ‘en
(11) Nieces: Seven (7) Nepk -vs;
~Numerous cousins and. a host of « ier
| relatives and friends including the ‘ed
Land Acres and Okra Hill familie ind
others too numerous to mer on.

ie coco cape 8!

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES
Hutler’s Funeral Homes
& Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

eels a ato) ie

GARY
“Ciant” “Boy” |
PINDER, 47

‘of Okra Hill will be
‘held on Saturday,
‘March 24th 2007 at
11:00. a.m. at
Bahamas Gospel
Mission Tabernacle,
Montrose Avan Officiating will be Pastor
Gregory Daxon assisted by Rev. Saimuel
Duvalier. Interment will follow in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.



























He is survived by his mother: Vernitta

y” Delancy; Three (3) Brothers: Rooert,
Henry and Terry Delancy; One (i) Uncle:
‘Reginald Mackey; Five (5) Aunts: Hazel
Wilson, Maryann Campbell, Ann Joksson,









Viewing will be held at the Char: |

Butlers’ Funeral Homes & Crer atc 1m,
Emest & York Streets on Friday from — ::00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the chur: « on

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, March 22, 2007 ° PG 11

Who is better?

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

hat is the difference
between a crisp $20 bill and
a soiled and rumpled $20

bill? A preacher showed his congrega-
tion a crisp $20 bill and asked who
wants it. All hands went up. Then he
crumpled it in his palms and asked who
still wanted it. Again all hands went up.
Lastly he threw it on the ground,
marched on it and repeated his ques-
tion. Still the hands went up. Then he
explained to them that the difference
between a new, crisp $20 bill and a
rumpled and soiled $20 in our eyes is
the difference between a good person
and a bad person in the sight of God.
Both are equally acceptable.

Basically both stand equal before
God since “all have sinned and fallen
short of the glory of God,” Romans
3:23. Henri Nouwen says it differently:
"All hands handicapped; some are
more visibly handicapped than oth-
ers."

The gospel of last week was the story
of a man and his two sons. At the



THE Sunday School teachers of the Church of the
Ascension in Freeport, Grand Bahama, were honoured
recently for their dedication and hard work. They were
each presented with a gift by the Rector, Arch Deacon
Cornell Moss. The visiting preacher was Reverend
Ethan Ferguson, assistant priest at Holy Cross Parish.

@ Pictured from left are Deslean Cumberbaich,

beginning of the story we see that the
younger son is the bad boy and the
elder son the good boy. But by the end
of the story we see that both of them,
in different ways, prove themselves to
be obstacles to the family unity and
harmony which the father desired
more than anything.

Luke speaks not only of our sinful-
ness, but also of our capacity to for-
give. We have only to reflect on our
own sins to realize how dependent we
really are on the grace of Our Lord in
order to get it right. Sin is certainly
missing the target, as the Hebrew
would tell us. It certainly is! To miss
the mark in our life is really to cause
injury to ourselves and to our neigh-
bours. Our actions either have the
capacity to create or to destroy, to be
loving or selfish. It has to be one or the
other.

Luke would rather have us consider
the role of the father in today's read-
ing. Here we have the father roaming
his property each day to glimpse from
a distance the return of his son. He
would study the landscape in expecta-

Sunday School teachers honoured.



People's

Warden;
Cumberbatch; Deborah Seymour; Arch Deacon
Cornell Moss; Edmond Weekes, Sunday School
Superintendent; Cynthia Donaldson; Reverend Ethan

. Ferguson, assistant priest at Holy Cross and Spurgeon
Smith, priest's warden.

tion of the returning son...only to be
disappointed each and every day. This
disappointment in no way discouraged
him from possessing an attitude of
anticipating the moment when he
could physically display his love for his
son and restore the son to wholeness.
Finally, the day arrived when the
father's desire was fulfilled as he saw
his son returning home.

We all know the story wherein the
father does not allow his son to com-
plete his contrition, but rather orders
his servants to restore his son to his
office in life: that of son-ship.

Perhaps we can profitably study this
parable from another angle. It is that
the father not only restored the son to
his state in life, but that the father (if
we use an earthly one), a sinner like us,
was able to restore life. If we act on
impulses the way the son did, we pre-
vent ourselves from creating. In fact,
we become deadened and isolated.
Yet, on the other hand, it is for us to
really become like the father and cre-
ate life for others. The father's capaci-
ty to love engendered within him the

Sir Cyril Fountain; Kayla

(Photo: Anthony Longley,
St Matthew’s Communications)



power of*restoring life to his son and,
in so doing, elevated the father to his
capacity to be God-like! The father
was a true partner with God in restor-
ing life to his son. He was a life giver.

Again, considering the father as a
good, earthly father, and therefore dis-
tinct from the Fatherhood of God - this
figure, graced for sure by God, loves at
a level that restores full life to a son.
There is no time for recriminations, for
anger or lectures. Rather, the father
knows how broken the son is, both
spiritually and physically. Restoration
as a son instantly creates the possibili-
ty for the son to be a son, and thus free
to respond as a whole person filled
with gratitude and an ardent desire to
contribute to the welfare of the family.

Not so long ago in the western part
of India, over 30,000 people lost their
lives to an earthquake registered at 7.9
on the Richter scale. The world
responded with so many interventions,
including but not limited to teams of
rescue workers, donations of money
and goods, prayer and medical assis-
tance.

Thousands and thousands of people
responded generously to India in her
need. The composition of this effort
included men and women, sinners like
you and me! Yet, in this selfless pursuit
of conveying oneness with the citizens
of India, those who assisted reaffirmed
the state that Christ had called them
to: discipleship. They rose to identify
with the needs of their Indian brothers
and sisters in a manner that speaks of
the mystical body. They were, and con-
tinue to be, partners with God!

Where do we go from here? To
begin with, we do not have the right to
judge a person. This does not mean
that we should not judge actions and
intentions that are harmful or injurious
to us or should be directed to preserv-
ing and supporting life in all its forms.
To accomplish this, it is necessary that
we reflect and pray, asking God how
He wants to lead us. It is the movement
of the heart that counts, which can only
take place if we are capable of discern-
ing the pattern of the Spirit working
within us. It is only through prayer
and reflection that we can ever hope to
comprehend and act upon the influ-
ence of the Spirit.’

We too have been invited to be life
givers to others. As such, it is for us to -
draw the lessons from Luke's figure of
the father who rose above his own
son's recriminations to love well - well
enough to restore life.

As such, the father became Christ-
like. He created hope and joy, relief
and kindness to a broken youth, and
instantly transformed him into a per-
son whose capacity to reciprocate was
at hand. In short, he was a life giver!





PG 12 © Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Tribune



































Baptist seminary leader
sparks furor with ‘Is Your
Baby Gay?’ article

â„¢ By DAVID CRARY
AP National Writer

what I wrote,” Mohler said in a tele-
phone interview. “But I wrote the arti-
cle intending to start a conversation,
and I think I’ve been successful at’
that.”

The article, published March 2 on
Mohler’s personal Web site, carried a
long but intriguing title: “Is Your Baby
Gay? What If You Could Know? What
If You Could Do Something About
It?”

Mohler began by summarizing some
recent research into sexual orientation,
and advising his Christian readership
that they should brace for the possibili-
ty that a biological basis for homosexu-
ality may be proven.

Mohler wrote that such proof would
not alter the Bible’s condemnation of
homosexuality, but said the discovery
would be “of great pastoral signifi-
cance, allowing for a greater under-
standing of why certain persons strug-
gle with these particular sexual tempta-
tions.” :

He also referred to a recent article in
the pop-culture magazine Radar, which
explored the possibility that sexual ori-
entation could be detected in unborn
babies and raised the question of
whether parents — even liberals who
support gay rights — might be open to
trying future prenatal techniques that
would reverse homosexuality.

Mohler said he would strongly
oppose any move to encourage abor-
tion or genetic manipulation of fetuses
on grounds of sexual orientation, but
he would endorse prenatal hormonal
treatment — if such a technology were
developed — to reverse homosexuality.
He said this would no different, in
moral terms, to using technology that
would restore vision to a blind fetus.

“I realize this sounds very offensive
to homosexuals, but it’s the only way a
Christian can look at it,” Mohler said.
“We should have no more problem
with that than treating any medical
problem.”

NEW YORK (AP) — The president
of the leading Southern Baptist semi-
nary has incurred sharp attacks from
both the left and right by suggesting
that a biological basis for homosexuali-
ty may be proven, and that prenatal
treatment to reverse gay orientation
would be biblically justified.

The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., one
of the country’s pre-eminent evangeli-
cal leaders, acknowledged that he irked
many fellow conservatives with an arti-
cle earlier this month saying scientific
research “points to some level of bio-
logical causation” for homosexuality.

Proof of a biological basis would
challenge the belief of many conserva-
tive Christians that homosexuality —
which they view as sinful — is a matter
of choice that can be overcome through
prayer and counseling.

However, Mohler, president of the
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
in Louisville, Ky., was assailed even
more harshly by gay-rights supporters.
They were upset by his assertion that
homosexuality would remain a sin even
if it were biologically based, and by his
support for possible medical treatment
that could switch an unborn gay baby’s
sexual orientation to heterosexual.

“He’s willing to play God,” said
Harry Knox, a spokesman on religious
issues for the Human _ Rights
Campaign, a national gay-rights group.
“He’s more than willing to let homo-
phobia take over and be the determi-
nant of how he responds to this issue, in
spite of everything else he believes
about not tinkering with the unborn.”

Mohler said he was aware of the
invective being directed at him on gay-
rights blogs, where some participants
have likened him to Josef Mengele, the
Nazi doctor notorious for death-camp
experimentation.

“I wonder if people actually read









Church Notes

PASTOR Tonya Colebrook and the family of Heavenly Dove Prayer
Outreach and Deliverance Ministries, Cordeaux Avenue and Miami Street,
extends a special invitation to the public to attend their services.

Monday: Intercessory Prayer - 7pm

Wednesday: Broken Children, Woman and Men Deliverance Service - 7pm

Friday: Youth Ministry - 4pm

Saturday: Choir Practice - lpm

Sunday: Divine Worship Service - 10:30am

Sunday Evening Worship Service - 7pm - (2nd! and 4th Sundays)
| © Interested persons can contact Pastor Tonya Colebrook at 424.0602 Hs





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Talk



‘On becoming
aware - it Is
your job’

@ By REVEREND DEON
SEYMOUR-COX
Universal Truth Ministries

o become
aware is the
only way

for us all to take
full responsibility
for the life we seek.
It is our responsibil-
ity to know.

As we search for
the ways that lead
to 'the better life'
we would do well to
remember what
Sophocles said, “One
word frees us from the weight and
pain of life; that word is awareness.”

For the most part most of us are
unaware of what causes us such pain in
life - why we have a difficulty in loving
freely, living life abundantly and
healthily even when we boldly say we
are Christians.

Could the psychologists, Riso and
Hudson help us in finding the answer?
In their search they say they have
identified ‘lost messages’ that we
needed to hear as children but didn't.
To Riso and Hudson, the absence of
these words may be at the heart of our
most basic fears. Fears that keep us
from our good, and unconsciously we
may still be seeking to hear these
words from others.

Review the following messages and
note if any one touches you more
strongly than the others:

You are good.

You are wanted.

You are loved for yourself.

You are seen for who you are.

Your needs are not a problem.

You are safe.

You will be taken care of.

You will not be betrayed.

Your presence matters.

The one or ones that touch you
more strongly are the ones that you
feel you did not hear enough as a
child, and so you feel-as though you
are somehow inadequate in that area.
Work with that statement in your med-

m COX



itation and prayer time. Tell it to your-
self until you know the truth of it.

Your social development is based on
your realization that you are worthy,
and worth it, and that you deserve the
very best. It begins and ends with you.

Getting into the habit of meditating,
praying and/or resting daily helps us
pull back from our preoccupation with
the material world. In silence and soli-
tude, we have an opportunity to pay
attention to what’s happening inside
rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we

- learn to relax and to be quiet and

detach from our mental chatter and
our turbulent emotions. As we begin
to look into ourselves, we also begin to
experience our spirituality.

Meditation may require a lifetime to
master, but it will have been a lifetime
well spent...If you want to judge your
progress, ask yourself these questions:
Am I more loving? Is my judgment
more sound? Do I have more energy?
Can my mind remain calm under
provocation? Am I free from the con-
ditioning of anger, fear, and greed?
Think about it. The good life depends
on it.

“Spiritual awareness reveals itself as
eloquently in character development
and selfless action as in mystical
states,” - Eknath Easwaran.

Make it your work to become
aware.

¢ Universal Truth Ministries is a
Bible based ministry for thinkers and a
member church of the Universal
Foundation for Better Living head-
quartered in Chicago, Illinois. We focus
on practical spiritual everyday living
that will ensure that we each take per-
sonal responsibility for the outcome in
our lives. We as a community remain
open to all persons who have made the
choice to live the better life here and
now. We welcome you to become a part
of this growing community seeking to
support each other in soul growth and
unfoldment. Interested persons can visit
us in the Dewgard Plaza, Palmdale
(behind McDonalds Restaurant) or call
242-328-0813/4. Our bookstore is open

from Ilam — 4pm, Monday to Friday.



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DIAMOND NOTICE OF DEATH
FOR

MRS. ELOISE LOUISE
DEVEAUX-BAIN, 54






of Sea Link Boulevard Summer Haven,
South Beach and formerly of Mangrove
Cay, Andros, Bahamas was called this life
to eternity, at her residence on Tuesday,
| March 20, 2007.



Turquoise Full Military
Funeral Service for









The Radiance of this “Diamond of a Gem” will always glow in the





POLICE CORPORAL 253 i heartsofher:
KENDRICK LEROY : Husband: Roderick Bain;
FARQUHARSON SR., 35 : One Son: Rodney Bain;



: Two Daughters: Toshannon Bain-McFarland and Agatha Bain;
: Four Grand Children: Alicia Rahming, Melissa, Katherine and Christina



of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera and formerly




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of Nassau will be held on Monday, March : ; ? ‘ : :
26, 2007 at llam at Trinity Full Gospel ee Eric and David Deveaux, Peter Adderley and Eulies



papist CHureR: Marshall Road South : Three Sisters: Delores Bethel, Miriam Deveaux and Deborah Rolle;
Beach. Pastor Trevor Williamson and Fr. : N Neph a Ni fee lovin sfanile and fiend
Stephen Davies will officiate and burial | “NUMerous Nephews and’ Nueces many oller oving family and friends.

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The Radiance of this “Turquoise of A Gem” Will always glow in the
hearts of his: :
Wife: Mrs. Bridgette Sands-Farquharson;

Two Daughters: Kendrell and Kiara Farquharson;

Step Daughter: Ieasha Pinder;

One Son: Kendrick Jr.;

Father: Robert Farquharson Sr.;

Step Mother: Elizabeth Farquharson;

Grand Father: Elder King Williamson; :
Five Brothers: Shannon Williamson of Atlanta, Georgia, Vereano :
Charlton, Robert Jr., Rashad and Deno Farquharson; :
Eleven Sisters: Sophia Rolle, Carol, Yvette and Muriel Moss, Nolanda, :
Lashanda, Rolessa, Kerah, Patrice, Kayla and Woman Police Corporal :
252 Tonya Farquharson; : :
Fourteen Uncles: Pastors Trevor and Arlington Williamson, Antone : her: :

and Philip Williamson, Edley Sargent Sr., Milton Henfield, David ; Three Sons: Terel Butler, Cleophas and Timothy Cleare; |
Bullard, Brindley Cooper, Kendal, Glen, Ednold, Errold and Arnold } Three Daughters: Harriett Butler, Rosemary and Roslyn, Sands;
Farquharson, Donald Ferguson and Kermit Williams; : Twenty Two: Grand Children;

Eighteen Aunts: Deacons Ruthmae Sargent and Bettyann Ferguson : Ten: Great Grand Children;

and Minister Genevieve Bullard, Eloise Thompson, Olga Bethel, Enid : Four Sisters:.Lucy, Eunice and Marion Sands and Olga Thompson;
Cooper, Pastors Sharon and Betty Williamson, Carolyn and Prescola : One Son-in-law: Larry Cleare;

Williamson Mable, Arlene, Hazel, Opal and Julie Farquharson, Doreen : Two Daughters-in-law: Betsy and Estelle Cleare;





DIAMOND NOTICE OF DEATH
FOR

MISS. IRENE SANDS, 75















of Deep Creek Eleuthera, Bahamas was
called to a fuller life, at the Princess
Margaret Hospital Nassau N. P., Bahamas
on Tuesday, March 20, 2007.










The Radiance of this “Diamond of a
Gem” will always glow in the hearts of










Williams, Carleen Clarke and Althea Ferguson; Brother-in-law: Thomas Thompson,
Father-in-law: Gladstone Sands; : Seventeen: Nephews;
Mother-in-law: Sylvia Deal, : Ten: Nieces; :

Adopted Father-in-law: Anthony McKenzie; aes :; One: Grand Son-in-law;



Brothers-in-law: Ricardo of Eleuthera, Ernal and Jamie McKenzie; | One: Grand Daughter-in-law;

Sisters-in-law: Aramintha Collins of Upper Bogue Eleuthera, Katherine ; Numerous and many other loving family and friends.
Williamson and Christine Roache; :
Numerous Nephews and Nieces many other loving family and friends. :








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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005





MONIQUE BAIN, 37







WAY,











Fox, Shantel and Latavia Ferguson, Germaine, Jekeria and Jakara Pratt,
Shandera and Ashnique Bain, Tekeisha Robinson, Richema Williams,
Crystal, Samantha, Renae, Sharain, Destiny and Krystal Bain, Tiffany,









Rolle, N’Shawn and Melchizedek Lightbourne and Jaquan Knowles,








Dawkins, John Bain Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, Andre Hamilton




community, Bamboo Town family including Melvern and Pamela Rolle








| Restaurant, Mr. Robert McPhee, Staff of Willy Broadleaf’s Restaurant,




ee eee

_ FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Left to cherish her fond memories are her Mother: Anna Bain; Sons: : [as
Craig King; Alexander Sweeting, Carlos “C.J” Bain and Thad Roker ; faa
Jr.; Daughter: Tanique Roker; Sisters: Shirley, Barbara, ;
Lavern Bain, Marilyn Poitier, Terry Pratt, Paula Robinson and Pamela : |
Williams; Brother: Leroy Bain; Aunt: Angela Turnquest; Nieces: : |
Lynette Bowe, Angela McPhee, Rojernae Swann, Natasha Smith, Tanya : |



Evadreke and Sabrina Barr; Nephews: Troy Jr., Tamiko and Travan }
Robinson, Vernal Hudson, Donniel and Germaine “Ching” Bowe, Jamaal ; LOCKHART.
and Jakeem Pratt, Mario Vega, Richard Williams Jr., Zacheus and Leroy :
Bain, Maurice, Ashley Jr. and Ashard Bain, Kenyon Missick, Howard, :
Samuel, Isaac, Danny and Joseph Bain, Ernie Barr and Antonais Beneby; :
Grand nephews: Trevaughn and Elbert Jr. Fox, Dijon Cox, Roshard ;
: Raymond Johnson Sr. and Michael Johnson; 2 Step brothers: Jamain
Antwaun Clarke and Derell Hudson; Grandnieces: Brenae and Beverley ;
Smith, Gabrielle Edwards and Romesha Cash and Alliyah Cooper; | 1 Uncle: Uriah Moxey; 4 Aunts: Calvise Horton-Rolle, Synida Brice,
Brothers-in-law: Donald Bowe, Troy Robinson Sr., David Pratt and ;
Richard Williams and Dorrington Poitier; Sister-in-law: Angela Bain; : Grand uncle: Clarence Butler and A Host Of Other Relatives &
Special Friend: Paul; A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends including: ;
Steven & Shaniquia Russell & Family, Yvonne, Oscar, Sandra and ;
Drexel Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Nottage, Sandra Gow, Claudine :
i VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF
of Miami, Florida, Joyce Young, Oralee and Henry Smith, The Culmerville |; RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
: LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
and Family, Scherrie Gibson and family, Juliet Poitier and family, The ; BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 4:30 P.M, AND AT
Ghetto, Thad Roker, The Cancer Association, Mrs. Norma Headley, | THE CHURCH FROM 5:00 P.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME. ALSO ON
Jackie Cooper, Bahamas Air, The Rand Memorial Hospital and Staff, ; MONDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Female Medical Ward & Staff, Dr. K. ;
Smith, Dr. Hunt; Oncology Department, Dr. Curling & Staff, The ;

Management & Staff of Our Lucaya Resort especially The Barracudas ;

| Freeport Primary School, St. George’s High School, The Hotel Catering ;
Allied Workers Union and many others too numerous to mention. :

_ THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072

Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047

Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

1 VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF
i RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM

OF #2 KATCH CLOSE, MALIBU | LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

REEF, FREEPORT, GRAND :
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF |
NASSAU, BAHAMAS WILL BE : TIME.
HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24, |
2007 AT 1:00 P.M. AT St. JOHN’S |
JUBILEE CATHEDRAL, SETTLERS |
: FREEPORT, GRAND :
_| BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE |
| BISHOP GODFREY R. WILLIAMS; :
/ ASSISTED BY: MINISTER STEPHEN | (@
MARSHAL. INTERMENT WILL :

FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, |
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. : |

BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M AND ON
SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM 1130 AM. TO SERVICE

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR

KAREN ELOISE
JOHNSON-STUBBS, 47

# OF #195 RUTHERFORD CIRCLE,
mm FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA AND

FORMERLY OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
FRIDAY, MARCH 23", 2007 AT 6:30
P.M AT CALVARY TEMPLE
ASSEMBLY OF GOD, CLIVE
AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE
PASTOR NEVILLE CAMPBELL
AND PASTOR’ ROBERT

Left to mourn her passing are her Husband: Rudolph Stubbs; 1 Son:
William Stubbs; 1 Daughter: Karia Stubbs; Father: Herbert Johnson;
Step mother: Bloneva Johnson; 3 Brothers: Herbert Johnson Jr.,
and Damian King; Sisters-in-law: Peggy, Jennifer and Audrey Johnson;
Lilamae Wallace and Miriarn Thompson; 1 Uncle: Baltron Moxey; 1

Friends including Friends and Family of New Providence and Grand
Bahama.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE A
? RECEPTION WILL BE HELD AT THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC
: SERVICE UNION HALL, WEST ATLANTIC DRIVE,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.






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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312-
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005



Melissa Ann
“Millie”
Smith Turnquest, 80

Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes.



Cemetery, Moore Avenue.



She is survived by Four Sons: Wilfred, Geoffrey of Fr. Lauderdale,

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR |

of Apple Street off Wulff Road, and ;
formerly of Jolly Hall, Exuma, will be :
held on Saturday, March 24", 2007 at :
12:00 p. m. at St. Barnabas Anglican |
Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads. :

Interment will follow in St. Barnabas :

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 17

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

Peter Scott, the Apple Street Community, Curfew Temple #816, Taxi
: Cab Nassau Street, Merle Taylor, Dorey and Marcie, Gwenneth,
: Dorothea, Ilene, Sherrika and Nikki, Bruce Pinder, Rodney Smith,
: Charles Gibson, Frank Thompson, Sherrine Johnson, Joyce, Linda
: Lightbourne, Betty Barnett, Phillip and Nellie Young, Ena Holbert and
: Family, the Whylly Family, Judy Smith of North Carolina, Dr. Garvey
: and Staff of the Trauma Dept., A & E, Princess Margaret Hospital, the
: Staff of Restview Memorial Mortuary and other Friends and Relatives
too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the “Serenity” Suite at Restview Memorial
: Mortuary & Crematorium Lid., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
: from 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and then at the church on Saturday
i from 11:00 a. m. until service time.

DEATH NOTICES

Fl., Austin and Joseph, One Adopted Daughter: Maxine Turnquest ;

of Florida, Three Daughters-in-law: Donna of Ft. Lauderdale, FI, Iris,
and Brenda Turnquest, Nine Grand Children: Freddy Kemp, Lotoyia ;
Jacel, Geoffrey Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Jamaal, Megan, Ebony, Tiarre :
and Bronia, Great Grand Children including: Antonio and Josiah :
of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Tenyon, and Keithrala, Sister: Mary Johnson, :
Two Brothers: Rev. Hector Smith of Opa Locka, Fl. and Pembroke :

Smith, Sisters-in-law: Rosita Maynard of Exuma, Vevis, Gladys, Ella,
and Shirley Smith of Opa Locka, Fl, and Beulah Mae Smith-Hunt,
Brothers-in-law: Gussy Turnquest, Leonard Lightbourne, Vincent
Johnson, and Raul Maynard of Exuma, Nieces: Nellie Young, Thelma
Smith, Betty Cambridge, Harriet Nixon, Mildred Lockhart, Hazel and
Connie Smith, Patricia Curry, Betty Brown, Joann, Stephanie of Atlanta,
Georgia, Ilene Smith, Nicole of Hawaii, Donna, Yvonne Kemp, Florence,
Walkes, Colamae, Marsha and Trevya of Florida, Hectoria,. Vanria,

Shirley of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, Lizzie, Olive, and Sherry, Charmane :
Neymour, Maria Thompson, Ivamae Smith, Ilene and Lisa Smith, ;

Princess, Elizabeth of Opa Locka, Fl, Linda, Cathy, Nita, Rita, Sandra,

Marilyn, Margaret, Deborah, Diedra, and Charlotte, Nephews: Hector, :
Harry Jr., Randolph and Livingston Winkie Knowles, Cedric and Francis

Grey of Freeport, G. B., Cecil Jr., Andrew, Shadrach, Steven of Fl,
Dino, Carlton, Hubert III, Hector, Livingston, Ricardo, James Jr, Hubert

Jr., Patrick, Robert, Simon, Joseph Smith, Leonard Jr., Lawrence, Derek, :
Hector, and Philip Lightbourne, Paul, Hector, Benjamin, Joseph Smith :
of Opa Locka, Fl, Winston, Sean, Daryl, Vincent Johnson Jr., Alexander :
Smith of Hollywood, Fl, Myles, Leland, Malachi, Mark and Chillie :
Turnquest, and other Family Members and Friends including: the :
Descendants of the late Harry, Cecil, Hubert, James, Anthony, and |
Wilfred Smith, Cecilia Gray, Mae Knowles, and Caroline Lightbourne :

(Siblings), the Family of the Late Ethel Kemp, John Turnquest, and
Myrtis Dean (In-laws), the Family of the Late Jennie Morley and Miriam
Bullard (Aunts), the Families of the late Mary, Max, and Johnny Bowe,
Sam and Cecile Barr (Grand Parents), the Family of the Late Ernest,

Albert, Francis, Wilfred, David, Richard, Fredrick, and Pembroke Smith, :

(Uncles), Canon Basil Tynes and Mrs. Tynes, Bishop gilbert Thompson





Mafalda Varence
Josey, 76

+] of Butler’s Street, Nassau Village, died
4 at her residence on Tuesday, March 20th,
2007.

FH She is survived by her Sons: Pedro,
7 Romeo, and Deno Josey, Daughters:
Patrinella McKenzie, Alecia Josey,
Suzette Basden, Larriette Dean,
Charmaynte Josey and Joyanne Wilson,
and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

: Funeral arrangements will be announced later.



Eunice McPhee, 75

of Chase Avenue and formerly of
Andros, died at her residence on
Monday, March 19", 2007.

She is survived by her Four Sons:
Kendal, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Randy
McPhee, Four Daughters: Leona
Albury, Sheila Mae Brown, Rudell
Cornish, and Judyann Pollard, Two
Brothers: James McPhee and David
Miller, and a host of other Relatives
and Friends.

| and Family, the St. Barnabas Church Family, Justice Joan Sawyer, and :

C Te ae oe
Samuel stirrup, Fr.

Bishop Waiter Hanchell and their Families, Fr.



: Funeral arrangements will be announced later.



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RISE MORTUARY
——

“A New oe To Service’

JACQUESNES
"DOMINIC" JOSEPH, 44

of Clifton Street and formerly of

Moustique Bassin Blue, Haiti will

be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at

Victory Chapel Church Of The

Nazarene, Minnie Street and Moore

Avenue. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.

Antoine St. Louis, assisted by Rev.

Dieunous Sentatus and other

ministers. Interment will follow in The Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

He is survived by his wife, Seramise; six children, Rony,
Urlking, Nadia, Domison, Bedita and Jack; special friend,
Dejanette Predelus; parents, Anthony and Misse Joseph; three
sisters, Yvana, Anette and Laurene Joseph; his Bahamian
family, Stanley and Isula Toote and children; Lannell, Stanley,
Jovanna, Mandel, Shayne, Renaldo, Brittney and Shanleaah;
uncles, Enicier, Nocles, Dantes, Heureux; brothers-in-law,
Lavares, Ednel, Dieusseul, Emile, Brante, Yomet, Zicene and
Antoine Milly; sisters-in-law, Christine, Christa, Gina, Yvalia,
Maky and Mimose; cousins, Wilbert, Jasnet, Maxo, Olry,
Meli, Joseph, Edith, Ezilie, Yina, Yanique, Madam Lamar
Delva, Odophine, St. Valien; nieces and nephews including Jo
i Erline, Nadir, Witenie, Rode, Chelenda, Jermie Frandy, Wilfrid;
7 other relatives and friends including Rene, Tanne, Dieusin,
Jocelyn, Ariol, Mode, Michelene, Robinson, Sonia, Oxane,
4 Harold, Violette Duclona, Cassell and Gil Higgs, Beatrice and

'§ James Bodie, Jermaine and Simone Daley, Pethrell Virgil,

4» Sheryl Seymour and Russara Bain and the community of Coral
j Heights East and’ Coral Harbour.

} Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
1 Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
7 Friday and from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church until

j
service time.

VERONICA
RAHMING, 68 |

of Gleniston Gardens and formerly
of Calabash Bay, Andros, will be held
on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross
Anglican Church, Highbury Park,
Soldier Road. Officiating will be Rev.
Beryl Higgs, assisted by Rev. Ethan
Ferguson. Cremation will follow.



She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Brantley; one son,
Bernard Moxey; one adopted son, Hilton Solomon; one brother,
Bernard Rahming; four grandchildren, Raquel Riley-Saunders,
Stacy Forbes, Preston and Quory Brantley; one great grandson,
Nathaniel Forbes; one son-in-law, Gerome Brantley; two
daughters-in-law, Pearl Moxey and Nursing Sister Patrice
Solomon; two aunts, Florine Wilson and Dorabell; one sister-
in-law, Yvonne Rahming, one grandson-in-law, Darren
Saunders; numerous nieces and nephews, Leona Hall, Ellamae
Couylibaly, Inez Marshall, Constance Coakley, Patricia Lewis,
Valerie and Moses Hanna, Theresa and Fr. Ormand Wright,
Pauline Davis, Patricia Minnis, Shawn Simmons, Angela
Butler, Josephine, Mary and Coramae Rahming, Deborah
Aranha, Vincent, Bertram, Raymond. Samuel and Prince
Rahming, Ezekiel Minnis, Emily and Joseph Rahming, Ezekiel
Bridgewater, Talbot Knowles, George Kemp, Everette Miller,
Marett Davis, Olga Bethel, Jamal Solomon, Granturam
Solomon and all the members of the Good Samaritans at Holy
Cross Anglican Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
Friday and again from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday
and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.





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Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

MR. DAWSON UDEXTER
_ GEORGE CLEARE, 40
affectionately called "Juiceman"

of Harbour Island, will be held on
Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Wesley
Methodist Church, Harbour
Island. Rev. Marie Neilly, assisted
by Lay Minister Val Thompson
will officiate and interment will
follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery,
Harbour Island.

Precious memory are held by his father Donsil Cleare; one
son, Udexter Jr.; two brothers, Wayne Cleare and Lynden
Bethel; four sisters, Hope Murray, Jilla and Amy Cleare
and Tanya Bodie; two grandmothers, Florine Major and
~ Joyce-Cleare; six adopted children, The Dean's family; 12
nephews, Taurean Bethel, Joshua, Joel and Jude Murray,
Dominique and Daniel Bodie, Frankie and Barry Cleare,
Wayne Jr., Lynden, Leo and Lamont Bethel; five nieces,
Sedika, Elliott, Sarah Murray, Trinity Bodie, Lyndall and
Lynair Bethel; 11 aunts, Consuela Saunders, Rica
-Thompson, Maxine Miller, Joy Higgs, Marguerite
- Pennerman; Elaine Aranha, Julie Ulrich, Kathy Johnson,
Adrienne Sands, Jennifer Clear and Lemmie Malcolm; 13
uncles, James, Wendell, Danny and Luke Major, Richard
Cleare and Clyde Bethel, Don Saunders, Dick Malcolm,
William Miller, Jeffrey Johnson, Cedric Pennerman,
Glenroy Aranha and Wayde Higgs; special friend, Florence
Curry Dean; eight grandaunts, Olivia Perkinson, Genevive
Strachan, Stephina Pratt, Vera, Mayfield and Bernice Neilly,
. Marguerite Mitchell of Michigan U.S.A. and Winifred
Bethel; two brothers-in-law, Tony Murray and Dominique
Bodie; godsister, Karen Grant; other relatives and friends
including the Cleare, Saunders, Pércentie and Major
families, the Water Taxi family, Qunicy Sawyer, Terrance
Roberts, Jimmy Saunders, Marcus Pinder, Jack Sawyer,
Eddie and Tavar Major, Antonio, Emma and Bertrum
Gibson, Fayne Thompson, Harbour Island Local
Government, Charles Brown, the Bethel family of Nassau,
Peco and Patrice, the communities of Harbour Island,
Gregory Town and The Bluff Eleuthera, and all who knew
Dawson.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
CHAPEL OF MEMORIES INDEPENDENCE on Friday
from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at the church in Briland
on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.



GBurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020e Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST RITES FOR















































MINISTER
ANDREW BENJAMIN
MUNNINGS, 43

of South Beach and formerly of Cat
Island will be held on Saturday at
1:00 p.m. at Five Porches of
Deliverance Centre Apostolic

©) Tabernacle Church, Market Street
| and Poinciana Avenue. Officiating

) will be Apostle J. Rodney Roberts,
assisted by other ministers.
Interment in Woodlawn Gardens.





He is.survived by his wife, Eunice Moss Munnings; six sons,
Andrew Jr., Ulrick, Ancin, Angelo and Jason Munnings; three
daughters, Andrea, Myeshia and Deandrea Munnings; mother,
Agnes Betty Elliott of Fresh Creek, Andros; father, Orrald
Munnings; stepmother, Angela Munnings of Orlando, Florida;
grandmother, Gladys Kemp of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Wayne
Saunders, Feron Munnings, Pastor Derrick Elliott, Cartwell,
Cardnell and Conrad Curtis; sisters, Gaylene, Naderia and Shakera
Munnings, Nicole Knowles, Juliette Lightbourne, Rosetta
Duncombe, Anna Neely, Alexandria Rolle, Fayann Oxley of Utah
and Elizabeth Curtis of Fresh Creek, Andros; numerous uncles
and grand uncles, Prince Duncombe, Leroy Lewis, Neville Kemp
of Canada, Rev. Erskine Johnson of Orlando, Florida, Edward
Minnis, Joseph Young; Elton Kemp, Alfred Munnings, Lawrence
and Hilton Moss; numerous aunts and grandaunts including Avis
‘Lewis, Rhonda Dumcombe, Bery! Elliott, Maria Forbes, Sylvia
Ross, Theresa Minnis, Marion Johnson, Beryl Newbold, Pamela
Kemp of Orlando, Florida, Lucele Jordon of Fort Pierce, Florida,
Linda Francis of Fort Lauderdale, Debbie Lewis, Muriel and
Eloise Moss and Emily Daxon; 28 nieces; 21 nephews; numerous
grandnieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie
Duncombe, Ordell Neely, Edward Rolle, Solomon Lightbourne,
Winston Sr., Emest, Kermit, Roston I, Michael and Teiko Moss
Jr., Monique Elliott, Diann Curtis, Marilyn Farquharson, Melanie
Moss and Bernadette Saunders; godchildren, including David,
Bertrinique, Philip Jr.; host of other relatives and friends including
Alphonso Elliott, Oswald Brown, Kirklyn and Lester Stubbs |
Maxwell Flowers of Orlando, Florida, Big Jim Munnings, Carolyr.
Major, Nyoka Knowles, Andrea Farrington, Christopher and
Patrick Elliott, Patronia Lewis, Florine Wilson, Chery] Clarke,
Jamaal Moss, Andrew Carey, Freddie, Philip, Burrows, Cardinal,
Fat Cat, Robert, Emmanuel Curtis; the staff of Sandals, especially
Housekeeping Department, the following families, Lewis, Moss.
Munnings, Kemp and the Dumcombes of Love Hill, Andros.
Pastor and Members of Five Porches Deliverance Tabernacle
Church and Pastor and Members of United Pentecostal Church.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
| Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.
and on Saturday at the church from1:00 p.m. until service time.






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RELIGION

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The Tribune

‘The compassion
of God’

@ By CANON NEIL ROACH

Read Psalm 103:1-11
“The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to
anger and of great mercy.” :

r [ Israelites rebelled against God on
Mount Sinai and Moses pleaded for them.

God did get angry at their sin, but in his
compassion he forgave them. God so loved the

world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who

_believes in him may not perish but may have eternal

life.

But God proves his love for us in that while we
were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8. We
deserve nothing but punishment; Christ’s death
removes God’s anger against us for our sins and
restores our relationship with him. God is like a ten-
der father, but his compassion is not a shallow senti-
mental feeling. He promised in I John 1:8,9 - /f we
say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth
is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful
and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.

Human penitence and divine forgiveness have
always played key interactive roies in Christian reli-
gion. It is a stress inherited from Judaism. / said, I
will confess my transgression to the Lord; then he
will forgive the guilt of my sins. Psalm 32:5.

In Matthew 16:19, Jesus gives “keys of the king-
dom” to Peter and later gives them to the apostles
and the Church for all ages.

“If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven
them; if you retain them they are retained.” Christ
loved his Church and gave himself up for her to

ATLANTA (AP) — The pastor of Atlanta’s
oldest Lutheran church has appealed a ruling by
a Lutheran disciplinary committee to defrock
him because he’s in a same-sex relationship.

The Rev. Bradley Schmeling filed the appeal
in an attempt to prompt the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America to allow openly
gay clergy, his spokeswoman said Monday.

Schmeling revealed that he was gay to St.
John’s 350-member congregation and to his bish-
op before he was hired at the church in 2000.

But when Schmeling announced last year that
he had found a lifelong companion, Bishop



®@ CANON NEIL ROACH

make her holy. Ephesians 5:25-26.



Members of the Church are exposed to tempta-
tion and unfortunately to sin. We have all sinned
and fallen short of the glory of God. There is a need
to heal our memories and relationships with God
and each other.

He forgives all our sins and heals all our iniquities.
v3. By forgiving our sins, God restores us to his
favour. Forgiveness is part of God’s compassion. We
are to acknowledge our sins and confess them
before God. Repentance cannot begin until we
know that we have sinned. Psalm 51 is called the
penitent’s Psalm. It was written after David’s sin
with Bathsheba. It lays down the Biblical require-
ments for a true confession. The most important act
is contrition; repentance of the heart and will,
against you, you alone have I sinned and done evil
in your sight. v4.

There is confession, repentance of the lips, For I
know my transgression and my sin is ever before me.
v3. Finally there is satisfaction or amendment; a
determination to commit these sins no more. Verse
17 - The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

Mercy is another characteristic of God. No one
has a right to mercy. It is God’s goodness to us. He
sees our weakness and is moved to have compassion
on us because he loves us. We have fallen, trapped
by our human weakness, and have fallen into sin.
Yet we know that we can come to him with confi-
dence, for God will have mercy on us and forgive us,
and he will give us the grace to help so that we need
not fall again. It is because of God’s mercy we are
not consumed.

Prayer: God be merciful to me a sinner
Promise: To confess sins



Schmeling revealed that he

was gay to Sf. John’s 350-
member congregation and
to his bishop before he was
hired at the church in 2000.




Gay Lutheran pastor appeals defrocking

Ronald Warren asked the 44-year-old pastor to
resign. When Schmeling refused, Warren started
disciplinary proceedings against him that led to a
closed-door January trial.

The panel ordered Schmeling to leave the pul-
pit of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Aug. 15.

It will take a least two months for the appeals
committee to reach a decision, said ELCA
spokesman John Brooks. The ELCA, which has
4.9 million members, ordains gays only if they
are celibate. Despite the policy, many Lutheran
churches support ordaining partnered gays and
perform same-sex blessing ceremonies.







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RELIGION

Thursday, March 22, 2007 © PG 21

Acknowledging the
presence in others

& By REVEREND ANGELA
C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS

place for superiority. If black and white,

female and male, poor and rich, illiterate and
educated, young and old, and all the other cate-
gories that provoke prejudice are attributes, quali-
ties, or circumstances that do not dictate our inner
worth and value, then we are all equally loved by
God.

How can we treat each other with anything less
than respect? We are human beings made in the
image of God.

How can I abuse you, brutalize you, cheat you,
degrade you, diminish you in any way without
offending God and grieving the Holy Spirit? Most
bullies will not try to manhandle another student in
the presence of a parent or teacher. We know that
God is everywhere, so how can we presume to get
away forever with mistreating one another?

If I look for God’s presence in you I will find it
eventually. If I help you to acknowledge God’s pres-
ence in yourself then you will come to expect more
from yourself. This is why our children and young
people need spiritual guidance from birth. All adult
care-givers are called by God to speak life with love
into those young spirits so that they come to believe
in their inner beauty and great value to God.

The wounded and rejected are seeking healing
and acceptance even when they act out in ways that
push us away. A relationship with the unlovely
stranger is like sitting on an egg to hatch. It is the

I: God is in you as God is in me, there is no

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A West Coast semi-
nary for Conservative Judaism has accepted its
first openly gay and lesbian applicants since the
movement decided to ease its ban on gay ordina-
tion.

The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, based
at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, has
admitted a gay man and a lesbian for the fall
semester, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Jewish Theological Seminary, the move-



@ By REVEREND ANGELA
C BOSFIELD PALACIOUS

Los Angeles Jewish seminary
admits first openly gay students

ment’s flagship school, is still debating its policy.

In December, a panel of scholars who interpret
Jewish law for the movement voted to allow the
seminaries to decide on their own whether to
admit openly gay students.

Jewish

: ; t > F
But the Committee’ on Jewish ‘Law and
Standards left enough leeway to allow syna-

warmth of our physical presence as a loving com-
panion that enables them to break out of the dun-
geon of hatred and self-loathing to find God’s won-
derful world waiting for them out there.

Let us all resolve that we will be a most gracious
host or hostess. As the greeters and ushers stand at
the church door to welcome members and guests, as
the Maitre‘d greets the patrons at the door to seat
them at a waiting table, so we are asked to stand at
the door of our hearts to invite others in to worship
and dine with us. The Lord says to us if we open to
His knock He will dine with us. Other guests need to
be invited to life’s banquet as well.

The Benedictine Monastery, founded by St
Benedict in the sixth century, was designed to have ~
a porter or doorkeeper who slept within the sound
of a visitor’s knock. This monk was to allow the
stranger in the night to come in for a meal and a
place to sleep. We have to be cautious in these diffi-
cult times whom we allow into our homes, and yet
we cannot become so hostile that we cease to enter-
tain angels when they are sent to us from God...

The Lord says that what we do for the least per-
son we do for Him. We.are urged to visit prisons,
tend the sick, mourn with the griei-stricken and cel-
ebrate with the joyful. Our neighbour, as we know,
can be anyone. The world is our neighbourhoo«.

As we acknowledge the Christ in others we are
once more entering the cycle of being in the pres-
ence of God, listening to the Presence, obeying that
Presence and embodying the Presence. Let the Holy
Spirit guide you as you open your heart to God and
God’s people, including yourself.



gogues that consider same-sex relations contrary
to Jewish law to bar gay clergy from their pulpits.

Conservative Judaism holds the middie
ground in American Judaism, adhering to tradi-
tion while allowing some change for modern cir-
cumstances.

The larger and more liberal Reform Jewish
branch, as well as the smaller Reconstructionist
wing, allow gays to become rabbis: the Orthodox
bar gays and women from ordination





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CGvergreen
rtuary

Mackey Street * P.O. Box N-4404

Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-341-6451 ¢ Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

Bt Ei sa a 3

TERRANCE GEORGE
ROSE, 61

Avenue.

Left to cherish fond memory are his two sons, Trevor and |
Theodore Rose; grandchildren, Ashley, Roshanie, Ashton :
| and Gabriel Rose; one brother, Stephen Rose; three sisters,
Patricia Rose-Johnson, Shirley Rose-Lightbourne and Theresa : },
Rose-Balfour; three aunts, Keva Farquharson, Florabelle os
Penn and Coralee Sturrup; daughter-in-law, Brenetta Rose; :
five brothers-in-law, Patrick Johnson, Ordrick Balfour, |
Sidney Lightbourne, Michael and Ricardo Davis; 10 |
nephews, Kitchnell, Raymond, Stephen and Gamaliel Rose,

Theron Saunders, Rev. Dec. Tellison Glover, Randy and |
: Guerda, Chandeline, Rosaline, Rosenica, Guerline, Andrew,

Mario Johnson and Edward and Rondon Rolle; seven nieces,

Requel, Najah, Stephanie and Stephania Rose, McKell Rose- :
Kate, Shelley Lightbourne-Rolle and Thalia Sawyer; :
grandnieces, nephews and cousins, Judy, Karran, Vilarene, :
Joan, Denalee, Rhonda, Agatha Moncur, Agatha Porter, :
Peggy, Miralee, Sharon, Julie, Valrie, Brenda, Coralee, :
Sonia, Rhonda, Neta, Ree Daniels of Freeport, Angie, Ray, :
Foster, Nitchell, Edison, Franklyn, Clement, Kitchner, :

Stanley of Milwaukee, Kenuth, Helen, Denise, April and
: Elzard, Exalicia, Merelie, Vernelia, Juslene, Enide, Medele,

Dale all of Boynton Beach, Florida, John, Alton, Dwight,

Peter and Fortis; other family and friends include David :
Armbrister, Marsha, Gloria, Calvin Dawkins, Irving :
Lightbourne, The South Street Crew, The Seymour, Mortimer, :
King, Sawyer and Crawley families, Rose Deveaux, Sandra :
McPhee, Pauline, The St. Barnabas staff, The Early |
Childhood Care And Education staff, The Ministry of |
Education staff, nurses and doctors of the A & E, the Male |
Medical Ward II and other relatives and friends. |

i p.m. until service time.

: Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen

Mortuary, Mackey Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m.

until 5:00 p.m. and again at the church on Friday from 1:00
| p.m. until service time.

of South Street, will be held on :
Friday at St. Barnabas Anglican |
Church, Wulff and Baillou |

| Roads at 2:00 p.m. Officiating |
will be Canon Basil Tynes. |

“Wj Interment will follow in St. |
Barnabas Cemetery, Moore :

CLAIRMELIE
BELEAU, 67

of Treasure Cay, Abaco will be
held on Saturday at United
Alliance Church, Watline Street
at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Reverend Aleonce Bazile.
Interment will follow in the
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Road.

Left to cherish fond memory are her son; Anternio Julimiste;
two daughters, Rosilia and Dorothy; twenty-one
grandchildren, Antonine, Yonise, Juliana, Diamond, Fedena,
Fanise, Luise Marie, Louseda, Dinna, Kemberlie, Kedeline,

Ronald, Obend, Luctene and Fritz; three brothers, Choiselien,
Monexample and Saenluc Bellot; one uncle, Verneus; three
aunts, Meda, Merina and Exancia; three sons-in-law, Francius,
Zien and Paul; one daughter-in-law, Yolette Julimiste; three
sisters-in-law, Osia, Odette and Gladise Bellot; nine nephews,
David, Bernito, Lubernert, Gn Roles, Julbert, Gn Mark,
Rodeni, Evenel and Ti Boy; seven nieces, Soisilia, Martine,
Nicole, Ernange, Saintilia and Jesline; cousins, Esther,

Amide, Olipcide, Maricamene, Simone, Mano, Anes,
Rodrigue, Lucnert, Dodo, Morile, Lanoir, Charite, Farius
and Oldert; friends, Charlo, Roland, Palila, Floronce, Lucilia,
Bouta and many other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 1:00





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of Croton Street, Pinewood Gardens
will be held at Fellowship Missionary
Baptist Church on Saturday, March
24th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
Pastor Randolph Deleveaux. Viewing
will be held at Gateway Memorial

} Chapel Mount Royal Avenue and
Kenwood Street on Friday, March 23rd
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from
9:30 a.m. on Saturday until funeral time
at the church.

She is survived by, her mother, Patricia Bonaby Bain; stepfather, Erskine
R. Bain; (4) sisters, Lynette, Leonarda, Lyndell, Lashea; (1) brother,
Leonard Bonaby III; (2) adopted sisters, Carmeel Miller and Harrette
Jennings; (6) step sisters, Sharon, Monique, Temeka, Radashea and
Leverne Bain-Gardner; one step brother, Marco Bain; two nieces,
Lanaria Dorsette and Schuyller Kelly; (26) aunts, Eyvonne Knowles,
Brenda Forbes, Karen Deveaux, Andrea Bonaby, Presscola Bonaby,
Mekisha Saunders, Sharon Ingraham, Wendy Smith, Helen Smith, Kim
Brown, Patrice Rodgers, Debra Davis, Tericila Harrison, Pamela and
Meria Bowe, Linda Marshall, Jody Joseph, Dianna Joseph, Nicola
Moss, Sharon Moss, Barbra Bain, Sylvia Moss, Gladys, Riona, and
Cynthia Bain, Jackie Knowles, Anya Penn; uncles, Philip Knowles,
Frank Forbes, Terrance Charlton, Dedrick Ingraham, Dereck and James
- Smith, Timothy Brown, Flint, Kendal, Tony, Anthony Joseph, Aryo
Mitchell, Michael, Braxton Bowe, Ivan Marshall, Sammy Joseph, Barry
Moss, Eric, Cecil, Delton, and Lester Bain, Clayton Kelly, Haston
Moss, Charles Knowles; (5) grandaunts, Malrease Ramsey, Udine
Knowles, Florine Ferguson, Miriam and Cynthia Bowe; (4) granduncles,
Michael Knowles, John, Gladstone and George Bowe; (2) grandmother,
Evelyn Sawyer, Evangeline Penn, (1) great grandmother, Eileen Bowe;
numerous other relatives and friends including, Woman Sgt. 212

Bernadette Williams, Janet Young, Supt: Larry Ferguson, Abbie, Margo.

and Ruthnel Ramsey, Damaris Dawkins, Danario Dorsette, Patrick
Kelly, Edward, Clyde Rosemae, Charles Danard and Bradley Davis,
Tamika Thompson, Precilla King and family, the Wells family, the Hall
family, Don Brennen, Bernard Newbold and family, Javis Adderley
and family, Carl Adderley and family, Yvette Lewis and family, Ivan
and Cynthia, Cornish and family, Pastor Glender Cox and family,
Gertrude Johnson and family, Aunt Sheila McPhee and family, Annamae
Kemp, Pastor David Baker and family, Mary Adderley and family,
Benjamin and Debbie Ferguson, Vernell and Errol Cash and family,
Friends at Smith Liquor Store Market Street, the Bogue Eleuthera
Crew, Fire Trail Ministry, staff of Lyford Cay Club, staff and students
of Stapledon School and the Physically Disabled Center, the Croton
Street Pinewood Gardens family.



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Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 ¢ Cell: 558-6556

UM ame baal

“DOROTHY
| SAUNDERS, 84




103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.
P.O. Box EE-17228










will be held on
Thursday -at
11:00a.m. at St.
Agnes Anglican
Church Baillou Hill
Road. Officiating
will be Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown
assisted by Fr. Bernard Been. Interment
will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery,
Nassau Street.













She is survived by one niece, Carole
Rahming; nephews, Patrick Johnson,
and Cornell Rahming; one grand-niece,
Paige Rahming; other relatives and
friends including, Minister Janet King,
Leroy Smith, Emerson and Sidney
Saunders, Basil, Anthony, Patrick,
Peggy, Lavern, Teddy, and Perry
Saunders, Millie Bowleg, Michael,
Evette Clarke, Minister Nottage of
Bain Town, Grace Plakaris, Marina
Pinder, the Culmer and Clarke families,
and the Persis Rodgers Home for the
Aged.
















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ROBERT LIVINGSTON
FARQUHARSON, 56










Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.






nephews, Leo Jr., Adrian Ward of Toronto, Canada, Basil Jr. Huden
("Huey"), Bareaz Farquharson, Greg and Gary Moss, Lavonne, Duwan,

grandniece.

James Palacious, Pamela Seifert, Homer, Wanda and Dino Williams,

Spencer, Shayne, Ava and Kelly Roker, the Wildgoose family and a

Silver Dollar. May his soul rest in peace.

Hemeritte’s Huneral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY :
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Market Street from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday
: at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

a resident of Boyd Road, will be held at |
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill :
and Wulff Roads on Friday at 10:00 a.m. :
Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes, |
. assisted by Archdeacon James Palacious.
) Interment follows in Southern Cemetery,

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Robert Livingstone Jr. :
and Huden Farquharson; four daughters, Romona, Ronishka }
Farquharson, Adell Farquharson-Headley and Leila Farquharson; |
stepmother, Miriam Farquharson; six brothers, Leo, Basil of Freport, : Stuart. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Grand Bahama, Huden Jr., Kevil, Niall Farquharson and Brent :

Farquharson of Miami Beach, Florida; three sisters, Violet Farquharson- : [eft to cherish her memory are her husband, Arthur Cambridge; 4
Lambert of Toronto, Canada, Adell Moss and Deidre Nanton of ;
Jacksonville, Florida; one brother-in-law, Robert Lambert of Toronto, Cambridge; 5 daughters, Tamara and Tamika Neymour, Cermalene
Ontario; five sisters-in-law, Annamae and Sherry Farquharson, Patsy | Neymour, Shantell and Arimentha Cambridge; step mother, Maudlyn
Farquharson of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Avina (Chen) and Claudia : Neymour; numerous grandchildren inclucing, Daniel, Danielle, Mesidor,
Farquharson; two aunts, Mary Walkine and Christina Darville; 13 Torian, Celest, Nathan, Kenneth and Taria Neymour, Asia and Marvin
: Coleby Jr., Cherish Cambridge, Nurishi Matthews, Lyndia and Leonardo
: : : Rolle; brothers, Vincent, Morris, Triloni, Kirkwood and Dave Neymour,
Nicolaus, Nickema and Nylle Jr. ("NJ") Farquharson and Lamont :
Nanton of Jacksonville, Florida; eight nieces, Tanya, LaResa, Kelvina :
and Melinda Farquharson, Nicole Johnson, Sharon Lockhart, Erica :

Nanson and Deidre; 12 grand nephews and nieces and one great }
: daughters, Chinure Cambridge and Latoya McQuay; 1 son-in-law,
oe : : : : : Daniel Mesidor Sr.; 1 daughter-in-law, Nathalie Cambridge; sisters-
Other relatives including, Theda and John Godet, Dr. Elizabeth Darville, :
Stanley Darville Jr., Margo Rodgers, Jervis Joseph, Donna Darville, :
Inez Farquharson, Carl, Etienne, Theophilus, Levi and Leslie :
Farquharson, Ida Hanna, Leonora Carey of Bermuda, Bloneva Malcolm, | and Dwayne Wilson, Rapheal Neymour; a host of other relatives and
Bolton, Dwight,Irvin Jr., Michael, Franklyn, Eugene, Freddie and Rev. | friends including, Martha, Basil Neymour, Hazel and Glovina Neymour,
; . : A ms, : Julia Martin, Dorie Cash, Berris Williams, Mildred Duncombe, Predencil
Margaret Hopkins, Beatrice Farrington, Cynthia and Henry Smith, : Strachan, Zorian Munnings, Beryl Deveaux, Linda Miller, Violet,
Vincent, Ophelia and Carmetta Cartwright, Isaac, Derick, Brian, Kim, : James and Steadman Grant, Valerie Adderley and the entire community
: : " : : : : of Bluff, South Andros. Special thanks to Helena Pinder, President of
host of other relatives and friends, including Dion Lockhart, Cindy : the Hairbraiders Association and Paradise Island family.
and Virginia Moss, John Knowles and friend (The Hut), the Robinson :

family and friends (The Base Road Bar) and all his friends at The Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

: Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE AT ST. :

BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, WULFF AND BAILLOU :
ROADS, P. O. BOX N-1258, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, |

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BERNADETTE
LEVORN NEYMOUR
CAMBRIDGE, 47






a resident of Crooked Street and formerly
of Bluff, South Andros, will be held at MRF
Bible Move Church Inc., Croked Island
Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Linda Kemp, assisted by
Apostle Lennie Etienne and Pastor Howard










sons, Marvin Coleby, Brandon Neymour, Arthur Jr. and Vantonio










Erick Rolle, Orthaniel, Chris, Basil, Nathaniel, Cravon Lewis, Rudy
Rolle and Pat Sweeting; sisters, Marsha, Flora and Cynthia Neymour,
Lucymae Newbold, Allardyce Lewis, Judimae Smith and Camille
Miller; stepsons, Robert, Marvin, Ian and Elkino Cambridge; step-








in-law, Ka-Trinka, Amanda, Shirley and Angie Neymour; 2 aunts,
Rowena Montell and Mathilda Woodside; 1 uncle, Oswald Taylor;
nieces and nephews including, Georgia and Ludvick Sturrup, Georgina

















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ELDER WELLINGTON
ROLLE, 74

Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.



of Orlando, Fla., sons and daughters of Miss Hazel Rolle, Mrs Sylvia Culmer, Mrs.

Zelma Reese and sons and daughters of Mr. Phillip and Stephen Smith; his father-
in- law, Elder Pembroke Smith; brothers-in-law, Phillip and Stephen Smith; sisters-
in-law, Sandra and Dorothy Smith; special friends, Pastor and Mrs. Prince Bodie :
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rolle and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Butler and:
| family, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Forbes and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Braynen :
and family, Elder and Mrs. Vance Major and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nixon
and family, The Jonathan Square family, the members of Vision Community Church :
and Emmanuel Gospel Chapel, the staff of the Ministry of Labor and Financial :
Services and the Consumer Protection Unit and the British Colonial Hilton Taxi :

Drivers.

JOHN LIVINGSTON
CULMER, 86





| Culmer; | nephew, Garth Culmer; 4 nieces, Irene Griffin of Governor's Harbou

foresee









FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Lilla Wong and Ethlyn Thompson of Nassau and Claire Marie Edwards of Miami,
: Fla; 11 grands, 8 great grands, 1 great great grand; 2 daughters-in-law, Melony
: Culmer and Wonda; | son-in-law, Rodney Pinder; other relatives and friends

: including, Lateria Bullard, Nadia Pinder, Venus Archer of Texas, Felisha Thompson,

a resident of Gleniston Gardens, and formerly of Martha Sands of Nassau, Kimberly Dawkins, Philipa Farrington, Mr. and Mrs.

Mangrove Cay, South Andros, will be held at Sidney Neymour and family, Silkirt Thompson, Bentley and Jerald Culmer, Addie

Emmanuel Gospel Chapel, Emmanuel Way, : ‘ Bs aes
Richville Subdivision, on Saturday at 10:00 am. Culmer and family, Angie Bain, Verna Cooper, Hubert Wong, Allan Thompson
: eee es cay Pinder ae : McArthur Knowles, Joshua Culmer and family, Elizabeth Knowles, Judy and Nika

BNO eee garner aS : Sands, Danny Cooper, Brindley Cooper, Gloria Moss, Freda Cooper, Ella and
: Neville Sands, Charmaine Culmer, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nixon, Nurse Virginia

Loving and precious memory will be held in the : Gaitor, John Farrington, Cooper and Thompson families, A.M.E. Church through
5 :
hearts of his wife, Marian Rolle; his daughters, Sylvia Rolle Anderson, Lachelle : se . i
Rolle Jones of Orlando, Fla. Coral Colebrooke and her spouse Filipe Colebrooke, : Seer rea ee ee ee en Ores aa
Precina D. Stubbs.and her spouse Abraham Stubbs; his grandchildren, Koliesha, : .; Sara :
Viniece and Alajuwon Anderson, Derrick Deal, J'Zotta Rolle, Nathaniel, Jennifer : Nee ee ee cere ee eee ee a ear A a oun

and Chemera Ivory of Orlando, Fla., Jeremy and Emory Colebrooke, Orval, : eb tn au) uu SeLH Ce ane One
Geovanni, Khandia and Astra Stubbs; his great grand children, Xavier and Aukiya
Anderson, Jariah Jackson, Latronya Allen, RayQuwon Denmark, Darnisha, Diasia, :
Derrika and Dyannua Dean, Tenica, Nathaniel, Naoasha, Imani, Cheyenne and :
Nataly Ivory, Jasmine Robinson of Orlando, Fla. and Teval Stubbs; his brother, :
Kenneth Rolle of Orlando, Fla.; his sisters, Bertha Hill of Jamaica, New York, :
Sylvia Culmer, Hazel Rolle and Zelma Reese; nephews and nieces, the sons and
daughters of the late Mr. Richard Rolle, sons and daughters of Mr. Kenneth Rolle :

and family, Richard Sands, George Sands, Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley Sands and family,

out The Bahamas, staff of Palmetto Point Clinic, Haitian community and the

ELOISE LOUISE |
THOMPSON, 79

a resident of Cool Acres, will be held at Our Lady's
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on Saturday at
11:45 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Michael Kelly,
SS.Cc., assisted by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming &
Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows
in the Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street.

Left to cherish her memory are her seven sons,
Allen, Preston Jr., PC 1267 Christopher, Albert,
Patrick, Anthony Thompson and Rubin Thompson of Miami, Fla.; two daughters,
Yvonne Thompson and Annie Smith; one sister-in-law, Estella Fowler; twenty-
seven grandchildren, Vanessa, Karen and Cherese Dorsett, Patrina, Crystal, Alisha,

i Shadaj, Shanice and Britney Thompson, Devonia Roberts, Joy Bastian, Benedictine,
i Bravado, Lionel, Randal, Shaquille, Angelo, Anthony Jr., Rashad, Janiel, Kenniffe,

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,

from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m.

until service time.

Julian, Christopher Thompson, Alaska Dorsette, Jemico Smith, Wellington,
Harrington Bastian; eight great grandchildren, Britney, Raven Thompson, Rydesha

:- Munnings, Leaniska and Leonardo Farrington, Ashton and Shaquel Johnson, Alexia
: Dorsett; six daughters-in-law, Christine, Loretta, Cyprianna, Jennis, Arnette and
: Edna Thompson; one brother-in-law, Audley Fowler; one grand daughter-in-law,
Darice Thompson; seven nieces, Theresa Rolle, Ann Miller, Stacey Sylvester,
? Yvonne, Genevive Fowler, Crystal Love and Rogena Thompson; three nephews,
Anthony, Gregory and David Fowler; cousins; Marietta, Rosalee, Bladwin, William,
: Thaddeus and Stanley Darling, Melba Newton, Alpha, Blanche Saunder, Rozena
a resident of North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, will :
be held at St. Thomas AME Church, North Palmetto :
Point, Eleuthera, on Saturday at Officiating will be
Rey. Sylvannus Petty, assisted by Rev. Charles :
Sands. Interment follows in Margaret View :
Cemetery, North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. :
) : Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,

Left to cherish his memory are his wife. Evangeline |
| Culmer; 2 daughters, Sharon Pinder and Laura Culmer: 2 sons, Barry and Stephen :

Duncombe, Caleb, Roston and Chrles Newton, Inez, William Scott and Bursil
Clarke; other relatives and friends including, the Nairn, Bain, Minus, Tucker,
Neymours, Knowles, Dames and Bird families; Devon Cooper, Veronica Seymour,
Ms..Musgrove, Albertha Collie, The Davids' of Bimini, the family of Our Lady's
Parish and the Management and Staff of Female Medical Ward I.

from 10:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m.
until service time. z

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EVERETTE LIVINGSTON
" Abby "
OUTTEN, 50



by Rev. Eric R. Lightbourne and Rev. Jerome

Native Baptist Church family.

Demeritte’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR .

Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00
: a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.




f= a resident of Farrington Road & formerly of |
@=) Freeport, Grand Bahama, will-be held at St. :
John's Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting :
Street, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating :
| will be Rev. Dr. Hervis L. Bain, Jr., assisted :

Johnson. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his beautiful memory are his father, Mr. Gustavus Outten;

two (2) sons Geovani and Geraldo; fiancee, Agatha Vincent; three (3) : e ; :
sisters, Reverend Veronica Hamilton, Latoya Hilbert and Valencia Kemp : 1” Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

(deceased); four (4) adopted sisters, Lorraine Rolle, Estelle Miller, Rosemary : : Bre :

Newbold and Edith; Eight brothers, Carlton, Barriagton, Philip, Stanford, | Left to cherish her memories are; sons, Eric, Phillip and Mario Brown;
Bradley, Gordan (deceased), Terrance and Anthony Outten; two adopted | daughters, Stacy Brown and Latoya Newton; adopted daughters, Cheryl
(2) brothers, fan Lightbourne and Benson Smith; nine (9) adopted children, : Neymour, Sheanda Cooper, Karen Saunders and Monique McQueen;
Keshneil, Kylene, Keishon ,Kylon, Keon, Vanessa, Brad, Shennel, and brothers, Emerson Newton (deceased), Anthony Newton of Freeport Grand
Renee; four (4) sister-in-laws, Majorie, Kyrn, Judy and Sarah Outten; two Bahama, Pastor Jefferson Newton of Kansas City, Missouri, Pastor Adrian

2) brother-in-laws, Eddion Hamilt d D Hilbert; 7 ts, Sonia : : : 2
Sree Chang Hise. Glonakent Terry. Nite ean ae : Newton; sisters, Daphne Burrell, Rovilla Williamson, Nurse Deborah

Perris Outten; six (6) uncles, Paul Jr., Charles, Cecil, William and Christopher : i
Outten; one (I) uncle in-law Carl Charlow; one (1) grand uncle, Samuel : Dorothy Turnquest, Rose, Marcia, Marla Saunders, Nurse Judy Mackey
Brennen and grand aunt Iris Brennen; 20 nieces including, Mrs. Alecia | 2d Violamae Thompson; aunts and uncles, Preston King, Hiram King
Bowe, Yvette Hamilton, Kenya Annbrister, Janine, Machquel, Tara, and Eddie King. Blonevia Stubbs, Lydia Rolle, Manera Gay, Enith Dean
-‘Shavanna, Shekera, Yasmine, Gizelle, Megan, Katelyn, Shanae, Stanique, and Irene King; brothers-in-law, Alvan Burrell and Hudson Simms; sisters-

Staniecia, Taneka Oatten, Carlette 7 Kelly, Terah Fisher, Tina Brown and : s : : : ;
Kara Pedican; twenty four nephews (24) including, Trevor, Terell, Dwayne, | Kansas City, Missouri and Veronica Newton; grandchildren, Vanessa,
Devon, Julian, Stanford, Shanario, Angelo, Anthony, Damien, Bradley Jr., : Ryan and Jonathan Brown and Ashley Neely; Numerous nieces and
Buren, Philip Jr., Shaquelle and Carrington Outten, Ricardo Hamilton, | "¢Phews including, Cyprianna Hanna, Rodneke Newton, Toyel Newry,
David Jr. and Tevin Kemp, Coporal 2164 Leonardo Smith, DC 2752 : Oneil, Dario and Deria Nixon, Dominic and Dedirah Stubbs, Quincy and
Jamaal Hamilton, PC 2669 Bryant Outten, PC 519 Eugene Outten and PC : Anthon Newton, Denise Levarity, Ellamae, Nadine, France and Standford
3148 Terrance Outten, other relatives and friends including, Evelyn Newton, Sandra Miller, Yolanda Hall, Tonya Gardiner, Tristanna Sands,
Lightbourn, Leroy and Florida Young, Fredrica Butler and family, Rudolph : Tiffany Roberts and Tameka Burrell, Jenson and Jacarma Newton, James
| and Anthony Farrington and family, Patsy Colebrooke and family, Dievane | Williamson and Antonio Hall, Shencka Cartwright, Reinia, Shantell,

Bowe, Shevette Smith, Murie! Lightbourne and family, the Arahna family, Vernessa and Precious Hall and Raque! Newton, other family and friends
the Burrows family, the Rolle family, Frantz Muller, Dennis and Charlene | including, the King, Newton, Stubbs, Bonamy, Gaitor, Strachan, Moncur,
Forbes, Glenroy and Christine Strachan, Renee Taylor, Keith Hanna, | Seymour, Thompson, Armbrister and Hepburn families, The Straw Market
Lyndon Davis, Betty Mader, Louise Sears, Keith Lightbourne, Greg Cooper family including, Cindy, Monique, Ms. Gina, Shelly, Tasha, Virgie, Shanda,
and Family, Robert Nabb, Sheldon Woods, Mario Danato, Inspector Kevin : Helena, Matthew, Anthony, Vandilyn King, Dr. Marilyn Thompson, Carolyn
and Yvonne Mortimer, Thelia Archer, Lloyd Powell» Stuart Coakley, : Wright and family, Denise, Bula Bonamy and family, Olive Butler and
Virgina Napier, Valarie Sands and family, Cyntha Khan and family, Veronica family, Gloria Pitter and family, Sylvia Wallace and family, Diana Thompson
Smith, Mark Illio, Gina Mcphee, Dwight Bain, Jim White, Veronica and ; 20d family, Senator Telator Strachan and family, Margaret Jolly and family,
| Jocelyn Poitier, Ricardo and Joyce Bowe, Cyril and Cynthia Smith, Osborn | Anastasia Johnson, the North family, BEC and BTC Families, Jane Curry
Gordon, Dwight Thompson, Ira McIntosh, Silvano and Norma Britt, | 4nd family, Ruth Rolle and family, Tracy Taylor and family, Kevin Collie
! Deborah Brown, Angela Archer and family, Apostle Rodney Roberts and ; and familv

Po a Seely Meee Moss and fanny, Thelma Sot Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
d family, Staff 1 Oasis family, and the St. Margaret Road’ : i ,
BO eR Se Pe CeO al eels xemuly, aneene — ey : Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 9:00

a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES









HELEN DOROTHY
NEWTON, 61

“| a resident of South Beach & formerly of

Dumphries, Cat Island, will be held at Grants
Town Seventh-day Adventist Church,
Wellington Street, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Pastor Andrew E. Burrows,
assisted by Elder Kenny V.A. Deveaux, Pastor
Perry Newton, Dr. Marilyn Thompson and
other ministers and elders. Interment follows














Newton, Pastor Perry Newton, Finley, Randy, Calvin, Yen and Dion




Newton, Rhoda Simms of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Sylvia McKenzie,










in-law, Clarice Newton of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Brenda Newton of






















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| 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Garnett

religion. Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.



Left to cherish her memory are her loving and caring husband, Deon

RBDF, Hendrick, Theodore, Dario, Sean, Kendal and Lopez; Grand :














: ? Rosemaine Benjamin and family, Sonia Beneby, Jason Taylor, Nadine
-| Gibson, assisted by other ministers of :

Lupen and family, Jackie Clarke and family, Debbie Richardson and

: family, Estelle Forde and family, Darren Forde and family, Mr. Sands
: and family, Josephine Duncombe and family, Robin Pierre and family,
: Natasha Tucker and family, Vernice Alleyne and family, the Farm Road
: Branch of The FNM family, Vincent Bastian and family, Jetta Jean
Rolle; 3 sisters, Jelita Bain, Louise Martin and Deaconess Florinda :
‘Williams; 2 brothers, Anthony and Vernal Martin; 1 uncle, IIford :
Forbes; nieces, Monique, Lauralyn, Jacintha, Tina, Krystal, Laura, :
Yvette and Natasha; nephews, Anthony and Antoine Brooke, Cpl. 271 :
Allison Williams of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Glen Colebrook of :

and family, Daphnie Whymms and family and a host of other relatives
and acquaintances too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday

:-. at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
nieces and nephews, Chavargo, Lauryn, Tyrese and George Jr.; brothers-
in-law, Anthony Brooks and George Gibson Sr.; sister-in-law, Paulamae :
Gibson-Brooks; 7 godchildren, Meagan, Lamar, Nicoya, Bradley, }
Yvonne, Daphne and Stevano; other relatives and friends, Lenora of }
Miami, Jensey, Maxine, Mercita, Caroline, Ivan, Joshua, Clifford and :



piel itte’s Huneral Home
BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET °¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782
LEROY : Junior of Miami, Sandra, Judy Hills of Ft. Lauderdale, Angie, Mother,
"Rov" : Sabrina, Yvette, Princess Ferguson and family, Brenda, Min. Doyle
y : Roberts and family, Leanna Brown and family, Erica Lamm and family,
WALLACE, 77 ° : Edith Lockhart and family, Cesly Meris and family, Winifred Oliver
and family, Paula Fountain and family, Annamae Sands, Saxon Family,
& a resident of Clarence Town, Long Island : One Family Junkanoo Group, Mason Addition family, Pholemus Street
§ will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, : family, Patricia, Marva, Inez Rolle, Shirley Johnson, Melanie Russell,
f@ Robinson Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. : Edgar Grant, Reginal Forbes, Ms. Darling, Ms. Murphy, and Veranique
| Officiating will be Rev. Kendrick J. Forbes. : Frazier and family.
Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, :
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads. : Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
: Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday a
Left to cherish his fond memory one sister, Olga Rigby; two brothers, ! at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Arthur Wallace and James Wallace of Freeport Grand Bahama; numerous :
nieces and nephews including, Evangelist Lolamae Rolle, Reginald, :
John, Anthony and Baldwin Rigby, Euterpie Rigby Janet Lightbourn Say: gene
| Alana 'Jeanice' Smith; Shelia Musgrove; TONY WILFRED _.~ ae ike
Jackson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; ROLLE, 36,
Rahming of Deerfield Beach, Florida ; :
d nephews; two sister-in-la ident of Gibbs Corner,
ae 1 Lillian Rahming ptist Church, East an
| relatives and friends including, Ansel Pr day at 10:00 a.m. O
‘Major, Newman and Taylor families of rc a or T.G. Morrison, assiste »
Reginald Minnis, Nancy Arangil and the entire community oft mith. Interment follows in Southe .- a
Town, Long Island especially the Catholic community, and The staff i Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
and residets of Unity House. i Left to cherish his memory are his mother,
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, : Alice Bain, father, Patrick Rolle; sisters,
Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the | Barbara Carroll, Marlene Bain, Tracey and Maria Rolle; brothers,
church from 9:00 a.m. until service time. : Alexander, Francis and Clyde Bain, Darren and Rohn Rolle;
ee: : grandmother, Porcha Rolle; sisters-in-law, Paula and.Mona Bain,
: Keisha Hall; brothers-in-law, Lenard Carroll and Pedro Bain; uncle,
! Frank Gardiner; aunt-in-Iaw, Emily Gardiner; nieces, Charmaine, Jodi
NORMA CELESS : and Khadisha Bain, Alexis, Alicia, Darrika and Rohnda Rolle, Jeanie
FORBES ROLLE, 52 : Farris; nephews, Travis and Lenard Carroll, Jayson, Gabriel and
fo : Johnathan Bain, Clyde III and Renaldo Bain, Jerome, Trey and Troy
| a resident of McCullough Corner and : Rolle; cousins, Louise Strachan, Margret Gardiner, Jeff, Jermaine,
_| formerly of Mastic Point, Andros, will be : Frank, Harry, Henry, Terry and Walter Gardiner, Sally, Portia and
| held at Fellowship Church of God In Christ, | Sandra; extended family, Nardo, Shea, Lisa, Canny and Tia Rolle;
| McCullough Corner West, on Saturday at : other relatives and friends including, Patrick Rolle and family, =



PG 28 ¢ Thursday, March 22, 2007

RELIGION



The Tribune

ur story as a source
of spirituality —

@ By SISTER ANNIE THOMPSON

(in this article, the second of a two-part series,
Sister Annie Thompson, for eight years Mother
Superior of St Martin’s Benedictine Convent, Nassau
Street, shares her experiences of a sabbatical spent at
Hawkstone Hall, an international retreat centre in
England).

with you “in a nutshell” a little of what I expe-
rienced of Church while on my mini-sabbati-
cal over the last four months.

Sabbaticals as you may know are very popular these
days, but they are not new. Sabbaticals are biblical in
origin. Remember, every seventh year in biblical times
was to be a sabbatical year when no cultivation took
place and when people and fields rested. I was overdue
by one year. Hence, after eight years of leadership. I
was granted a year of sabbatical.

My search for a place led me to Hawkstone Hall, an
international Pastoral centre for people in ministry. It
is four hours from London and one and a half hours
further north of Manchester, England. As I usually say
about places like this: “It's not the end of the world,
but you can see it from there." However, this was an
ideal place to go for time out to reflect and renew! For
sure you won’t be disturbed by any noises and no one
is going to hear you. The Hall is spacious: it was an old
English mansion. The grounds are beautifully mani-
cured with flowers and plants everywhere you turned.
The closest town is about fifteen minutes by car. Once
you were there you had to book your passage out.

I was one of 48 participants from 23 different coun-
tries. We represented Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia,
the Americas and the Caribbean. This was a wonderful
mixture of cultures, ideologies and the universal
church.

At Hawkstone Hall I experienced another way of
being Church. There were many different expressions
of being Roman Catholic. However, it was not only an
experience but a coming to a realization that being
church means that we must be able and willing to
accept the fact that not everyone experiences God in
the same way, but everyone has an experience of God.
A young mother who is struggling with this same fact
puts it this way:

“God comes to expression in a multitude of ways, in
a multitude of Cultures.”

I must say that I had first hand experience of that.

If you go to a celebration of the Eucharist at
Hawkstone Hall, you will see that they sit during the
consecration of the Mass. When we questioned it, we
learned that this is the way it is done there and in parts,
if not all of South Africa. They do not see it as disre-
spectful. In some of the other cultures they would
stand or kneel. What is important, as we will see when
we discuss organised Religion vs Spirituality, is where
is the heart? As we get older and our limbs and bones
begin to talk to us we are realising more and more that
we also have to sit during the consecration. Dr Gibson
told me once: Sister, there comes a time when we have
to sit in church. Any questions?

B efore I address the topic, I would like to share



@ SISTER ANNIE THOMPSON (third from right) is shown during her sabbatical
at Hawkstone Hall, an international retreat centre in England.

Let us move now to the topic.

There is in the world today a tension between
Organised Religion and Spirituality. Young people
today are saying that they are not religious, but spiritu-
al. What is the difference and why is the move toward
spirituality so popular today?

To the youth of today, being religious is being caught
up or having a commitment to formal religious tradi-
tion. They are not being attracted to the tradition and
the rituals that sustained tradition. Being Spiritual to
them means being more human and not so ritualistic.
This debate begs several questions. First, what would
Jesus do or say if He were to respond to this debate?
Well, you can read what He said in Luke:. 1: 37-52. The
second question is this: How can we help the youth
embrace tradition (Old Order) and Spirituality (New
Order). There is a paradigm shift. The old order is
breaking down and the new order is taking its place.
Couldn't we take the best from both and make a better
world?

After Vatican II, Catholics became neurotic. In their
neurosis, they saw tradition or ritualisation as a threat
to moving forward, so they “threw out the baby with
the bath water.” When we talk about our story as a
source of our spirituality, however, we are talking
about how to recover our original spirituality.

In the book of Exodus, the Israelites moved from the
Old Order, which was Egypt to the New order, which
was the Promised Land. Question: How long did it take
them to do this? Yes, 40 years. They did not move one
day and arrive the next. It was a journey. What’s more
— they went into the Desert. Why is it important to
note that they went into the desert. First, there are no
modern conveniences in the desert; second there are a

lot of unknown problems in the desert and most impor-
tantly, you have to take time to build relationships
because you will at some point or the other depend on
each other. It takes time to shift from one order to the
next.

When Jesus moved into this world, He found the
type of world we are now moving out of: legalistic,
highly organised and poor. So what did He say was His
primary purpose for coming? He came to set the cap-

. tives free. His mission was to free the people from

oppression. He wanted to have them discover their
original spirituality — the real person.

“Therefore, Jesus told them this parable. In what
parable did Jesus address the tension between organ-
ised religion and Spirituality? This may come as a sur-
prise to you, but He used that old-familiar story of
“The Good Samaritan.” You can find it in Luke:10:29-
37. The characters are: A Priest, a Levite or deacon,
and the Samaritan. Do you remember the story? Well
given the characters, who had more Religion? Yes, the
Priest and the Levite. Why didn’t they stop to help the
injured man? They were both symbols of organised
religion and had shut down their humanity. They were
both concerned about Ritual Impurities. They were on
their way to Church, but they didn’t stop to be Church.

The Samaritan, on the other hand, was touched with
his original humanity and spirituality. He stopped to be
church and help his neighbour and brother. Jesus said
at the end: “Go and do likewise.” Spirituality is about
relationship. It concentrates on the inner room of the
heart, while organised religion concentrates on the
outer room of the heart. It is all about what I am seen
to be doing. Now my question to you is this: How can
we make the two of them work for us? Think about it.

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~ "Slow registration’ delayed report

Prime Minister addresses
criticism of constituencies
commission timing

@ By BRENT DEAN

THE SLOW pace of voter
registration is the reason why
the report of the constituen-
cies commission was submit-
ted more than five years after
the last report, according to

Prime Minister Perry
Christie.
The Prime Minister

addressed the criticism of
himself and his government
following the late submission
yesterday as a resolution was
passed on the report of the
constituencies commission.

Mr Christie stated that the
provisions of the constitution
with respect to the require-
ment that the report be sub-
mitted within five years of
the last report, are directory
and are not mandatory —
meaning that there is no con-
sequence or prescribed
penalty if the time is exceed-
ed.

“No one can seriously
argue that just because the
deadline has past, you can-
not have general elections
anymore,” he said.

Mr Christie said that there
were compelling reasons why
the work of the constituen-
cies commission had to be
delayed, which had nothing
to do with inaction by the
commission or the govern-

ment.
' “Instead, the delay, regret-
tably as it was, was the direct
result of the very slow
process of Bahamians regis-
tering to vote,” the Prime
Minister said.

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years after the last report, Mr
Christie noted that in New
Providence, just over 63,000
voters had registered out of a
projected 120,000 voters.
Also at this time, only 15,000
voters had registered in
Grand Bahama, with another
15,000 voters registered in
the Family Islands — current-
ly, over 140,000 voters are
registered.

Mr Christie stated that it
would have been an “extra-
ordinary guesstimate” if the
constituencies committee had
reported by November.

“It is my submission in this
specific regard, that for the
commission to have acted, it
would have been acting con-
trary to the democratic spirit
of the constitution — to seek
to redraw constituency
boundaries on the basis of
numbers, which very clearly
did not, as is required, reflect
the true distribution of likely
voters in the forthcoming
general elections,” he said.

Mr Christie’s response
comes after the leader of the
opposition, Hubert Ingra-
ham, criticised government
for acting outside the para-
meters of the constitution, by
not submitting a report of the
constituencies commission
within five years of the last
submission.

Some commentators had
even suggested that Mr
Christie’s actions were extra-
constitutional or unlawful.

No further modification
occurred to the commission’s
report during yesterday’s
debate.

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with the murder of the child.

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Prime Minister Christie made

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PM ‘not surprised, but |
regrets’ Rev CB Moss’
resignation decision

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
and KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporters

BREAKING his silence on the
resignation of Rev C B Moss from
the PLP, Prime Minister Perry
Christie last night said he was not
surprised at Rev Moss’ decision, but
nevertheless regretted it.

In a press statement issued late
last night, Mr Christie said that Rev
Moss had “no positive support”
from the constituency of Bain and
Grants Town and that he was
“embarrassingly” unable to secure a
seconder for his nomination.

Earlier yesterday, MP for Bain

_and Grants Town and Minister

Works and Immigration Bradley
Roberts speaking at a press confer-
ence said that Rev Moss’ accusa-
tion of the leadership of the PLP
being disrespectful, abusive and
treacherous is without foundation,
and is in fact slanderous and insult-
ing.

Mr Roberts had promised CB
Moss publicly that he would rec-
ommend him as his successor in the
constituency. .

The minister said this failed
because of Rev Moss’ “arrogance,
ungratefulness and gross failure to
be a team player”.

“It has always been about CB

SEE page 15

Alfred Gray: it’s
my duty to help
PLP supporters to
find employment

CABINET minister Alfred
Gray yesterday told parliament
that it is his duty to help his PLP
supporters in Mayaguana find
employment.

This comes as that island’s
administrator Samuel Miller and
Minister Gray were accused of
being “in cahoots” in victimising
FNM supporters in Mayaguana.

And the I-Group resort devel-
opment company was charged
with collaborating with both of
them in discriminating against
opponents of government.

The claims came as tension
mounted on the island over the
sacking of five FNM supporters
by the firm. It is claimed that two
people were dismissed this week
following a “political” altercation.

An island resort manager, Ear-
nel Brown, told The Tribune yes-
terday: “There is a lot of animos-
ity and deep-seated bad feeling
down here. Where it will lead,
only God knows.”

Addressing the issue in the
House of Assembly yesterday
evening, Minister Gray said he

SEE page 14


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# By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

SCHOOL children in a South
Andros primary school have
had an unexpected vacation
after a dispute between teachers
and the principal over her abil-
ity to govern led to classes being
called off.

A "politically volatile" atmos-
phere has developed within the
community, it was claimed yes-
terday, as the principal has
strong PLP connections.

Belinda Wilson, secretary
general of the Bahamas Union
of Teachers (BUT), explained
that disgruntlement among the
teaching staff at Deep Creek
Primary School had arisen after
it was claimed that the principal,
Alicia Rahming, did not have
the necessary qualifications and
experience to be able to fulfil
the role.

Although a qualified teacher,
it is industry standard that all
principals have a minimum of
three years experience in a

supervisory role, and Mrs Rah- -

ming, who is in her thirties, did
not meet this requirement.

Veterans

Meanwhile, many of the
teachers under her were "vet-
erans" with between 30 and 40

- years of teaching experience,

and three had themselves been
principals during their careers.

"Some of the persons who
are teaching have been teaching
longer than she's been born,"
said Mrs Wilson.

According to the secretary-
general, the position that Mrs
Rahming held was never adver-
tised to the general public. Her
husband is the chairman of the
PLP’s South Andros Branch.

As a result of all of these fac-
tors, teachers were having diffi-
culty "working harmoniously"
with the principal and morale
was low, said Mrs Wilson.

Arlene Smith, the school’s
vice principal, did not comment
on these claims yesterday, stat-
ing only that Mrs Rahming had



@ BELINDA Wilson, secre-
tary of the Bahamas Union of
Teachers

"done something to offend" the
teachers, of which there are six
full time, and three itinerate.

She added that rather than a
"sit out", the action was a "sit
in", as teachers were inside the
classrooms, but still refused to
teach. This had been the case
since last Friday.'

Meetings were set up
between the teachers, Educa-
tion Director Cecil Thompson,
and Mrs Wilson on Monday,
and again yesterday.

A resolution to the matter
was finally achieved yesterday
as teachers agreed to go back
to work this morning, while Mrs
Rahming will take three days
leave.

It has been agreed that she
will continue to work at the
school until the end of the Sum-
mer term when the position will
be thrown open to applications
from the public.

In response to the teachers’
decision to speak out against
Mrs Rahming, said Mrs Wilson,
long time PLP supporters have
been "throwing jeers and
threats at the teachers out in
the community."

"We are asking persons in the

community to stay out of the
affairs and the day-to-day oper-
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o In brief

Stern firm
faces
massive
back tax bill

HOWARD K Stern may
soon face more legal trouble as
a corporation he founded
together with the late Anna
Nicole Smith has been ordered
to pay more than $30,000 in
back taxes.

The American website TMZ
reported yesterday that the cor-
poration “Hot Smoochie Lips
Inc” — started by Ms Smith and
Mr Stern a few years ago — has
been officially suspended by the
Franchise Tax Board from
doing business.

According to records from
the California Secretary of
State, TMZ claimed, Hot
Smoochie Lips Inc never filed a
tax return with the State of Cal-
ifornia in 2004, and owes a total
of $28,945 in corporate taxes.
Mr Stern is listed as the corpo-
ration’s registered agent and Ms
Smith was listed as the presi-
dent.

The Los Angeles County tax
collector is further claiming that
Hot Smoochie Lips Inc failed
to pay $8,920 in property taxes
on a Studio City home where
the former Playboy playmate
used to live.

Although there have been
reports claiming that the boat
Ms Stern and Ms Smith pur-
chased in Florida just days
before the celebrity’s death is
also in the name of Hot
Smoochie Lips Ine, it is unclear
at this time if any of Ms Smith’s

other belongings — including ©

cars and property — are actually
registered to the corporation.

Mr Stern was named in Ms
Smith’s will as the executor of
her estate and may therefore
be the person responsible for
paying off all of the former cov-
ergirl’s debts.

Dominican
Republic
‘mistreating
Haitians’

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

A MAJOR human rights
group on Wednesday accused
the Dominican Republic of sys-
tematically mistreating Haitian
migrants who cross the border
fleeing violence and seeking
economic opportunity, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

In a 58-page report, Amnesty
International said immigration
raids and government-sanc-
tioned discrimination against
Haitian migrants, many of
whom are illegal, violated both
United Nations conventions and
international court rulings.

The Dominican foreign min-
istry declined comment, saying
government officials were still
reviewing the London-based
group’s findings.

Haitians in the neighboring
Dominican Republic face dis-
crimination, viglence from pri-
vate citizens and authorities and
deportation without trial, accord-
ing to the group’s report, which
was written by two investigators
who visited the capital of Santo
Domingo, border towns and
migrant settlements last year.

An estimated 500,000 to 1
million ethnic Haitians live in
the Dominican Republic, many
in isolated slums. The two
nations share the island of His-
paniola, and tense relations over
the225-mile border have often
erupted in violence.

Though the migration issues
stretch back generations and
have been the subject of court
cases and diplomatic efforts, the
rights group hopes its findings
will spur action by the Domini-
can government, other coun-
tries and bodies like the Orga-
nization of American States.

Gerardo Ducos, Amnesty
International researcher on Haiti,
the Dominican Republic and
Cuba, said Haitian migrants help
their eastern neighbor’s economy
by doing jobs Dominicans shun,
such as the backbreaking labor of
cutting sugarcane.

Haiti has been plagued by
poverty, violence and political
instability and Haitian migrants
see the Dominican Republic,
with a population of 9.2 million,
as a comparative land of oppor-
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DNA tests may
not solve Anna

Nicole dispute

DNA tests to identify the
father of Anna Nicole Smith’s
infant daughter may not
resolve legal struggles over cus-
tody of the girl, a lawyer for
Smith’s former partner said
Wednesday, acc ording to Asso-
ciated Press.

Howard K Stern, who has
been caring for six-month-old
Dannielynn in the Bahamas,
was complying with the court
ordered tests, but may not
relinquish custody even they
prove the father is Smith’s ex-
boyfriend Larry Birkhead,
attorney James Neavitt said.

“Howard is the legal father.
If Mr Birkhead’s DNA match-
es, then he can come and say
he’s the biological father, and
then you'll have that court bat-
tle,” Neavitt told Associated
Press.

Neavitt did open the possi-
bility of a negotiated settlement
if the test proves his client is

not the biological father. He
said Stern respects Birkhead
and that the two men will like-
ly reach an agreement if the
Los Angeles-based photogra-
pher is proven to be the father.

“At that point, it will be a
whole different scenario, and
the two guys will have to work
something out,” he said by
phone from Los Angeles. “Dan-

‘ nielynn’s interests are the most
important, and Howard’s been
protecting her from the start.”

The Supreme Court on
Tuesday granted Birkhead’s
request for a DNA test on the
child, who potentially stands
io inherit millions.

At the gated, waterfront
home where he lived with
Smith, Stern drove away with
Dannielynn on Wednesday
morning, then returned later
without speaking to reporters.

The paternity dispute inten-
sified after Smith, 39, died of

still-undisclosed causes in
Florida on February 8.
Frederic von Anhalt, the
husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor,
also says he may be Dan-
nielynn’s father. Last month,
he too filed legal documents

' seeking a DNA test.

Another contender for cus-
tody is Smith’s mother Virgie
Arthur, who says she could
provide a more stable home
than Stern and has asked the
court to name her Dannielyn-
n’s guardian. Stern has been
ordered not to leave the
Bahamas with the girl before a
custody ruling.

The girl, Dannielynn Hope
Marshall Stern, could inherit

millions from the estate of

Smith’s late husband, Texas oil
tycoon J Howard Marshall II.
Smith had been fighting Mar-
shall’s family over his estimat-
ed US$500 million fortune
since his death in 1995.

Families left homeless after
blaze in Haitian setthement

A BLAZE which swept
through a Haitian shanty set-
tlement in Abaco early yes-
terday morning destroyed an
estimated 20 homes.

Local sources said there
were no injuries or loss of
life, but many families have
been left homeless.

The fire raged through
makeshift houses at The
Mud, Marsh Harbour, where
thousands of Haitians live in
a congested slum community.

Fire volunteers in Marsh
Harbour tackled the blaze
along with a crew from
Casuarina Point and the air-
port crash truck team.

A meeting was called at
9am yesterday at the Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church,
Marsh Harbour, where social
services officials took stock
of displaced people. :

The fire broke out at
3.30am and devastated
homes next to the plot where
70 hontes were razed by
flames two years ago. The
site is on the southern corner
of The Mud.

An Abaco source told The
Tribune: “We will not have
an accurate number of
homes destroyed until some-
one does a survey of the
ruins, survivors, neighbours
etc. However, one count
revealed 19 stoves, which is a
good indicator of the num-
ber of houses.”

The Mud and its neigh-
bouring shanty settlement,
Pigeon Pea, have been a
source of anxiety for years.

Electricity wires hang
between the tiny wooden
homes, creating a major fire

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PM blames voters on registration

IN THE House yesterday Prime Minister
Christie blamed the lateness of the constituen-
cies report on the slow pace of voter registration.

He said that until voters had registered it was
impossible for commissioners to determine the
shift in population, the number of voters in the
various constituencies and whether boundaries
had to be changed to accommodate that shift.

It had nothing to do with the inaction of the
commission or the government, Mr Christie
told the House as the debate on the report
opened and closed yesterday.

“Instead, the delay, regrettable as it was, was
the direct result of the very slow process of
Bahamians registering to vote,” the Prime Min-
ister said.

Whether this is so or not can be left to the
armchair critics. The important thing now is to
concentrate on getting the register together,

polling divisions located and voters’ cards to -

those Bahamians who will be going to the polls
within the next few weeks.

However, we shall briefly join the armchair
pundits to point out that this crisis could have
been avoided and the commission could have
reported on time — last year November — if Mr
Christie had shown some foresight.

Mr Christie knows, as well as,all of us, that
traditionally Bahamians are last-minute peo-
ple. They are in no hurry to do anything, until a
time limit is put on them — and then they come
down the home stretch, a-huffing and a-puffing.

As we all know registration never picks up
until the old register is closed. Mr Christie being

aware of this should have closed that register _

earlier. Instead it was he — well knowing the
nature of his people — who did not announce
the closure of the old register until March 12.
Naturally Bahamians put on their running shoes
and got their names on the new register. They
will continue to register until the House is pro-
rogued. Until that happens the register remains
open. This increases the work load of the Par-
liamentary Registrar’s department, and shortens
to a few weeks the time in which they have to
complete the register.
In our opinion this whole breakdown, and
. last minute rush, and extra work load on the reg-
istrar’s department is due to Prime Minister
Christie’s lack of forward planning.

Works Minister Bradley Roberts yesterday
replied to his disenchanted political colleague,
who claims Mr Roberts broke a promise to him.

Rev CB Moss says that he was promised,
by both Mr Roberts and Prime Minister
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sent the Bain and Grants Town constituency
on the back burner, they would back him for the
constituency nomination when Mr Roberts
stepped down. It is true that neither man could
have guaranteed Rev Moss’s nomination, but
they could have given their stamp of approval
and recommended him. It was then up to the
candidates committee to accept their recom-

_ mendation.

In explaining the position, Mr Roberts talked
of a promise he had made and the reason he lat-
er changed his mind and went back on the
promise to Rev Moss. We are not criticising
him for doing this. The situation had changed
from the day he had made his original promise,
and later, with a different set of circumstances,
it was not unreasonable for him to reconsider his
position — and if justified, to change his mind.
This he did.

Mr Roberts admitted that during the 2002
election campaign he had announced that if
elected he would only serve half his five year
term.

He later went further and in again making this
announcement, recommended that his con-
stituents embrace Rev Moss as his replacement.

In 2004 as the time neared for him to relin-
quish his post, the Prime Minister called him in,
asked him to reconsider his position, and com-
plete his five-year term. Mr Roberts reconsid-
ered, and decided to break his promise and stay
on. We do not criticise him for this. His prime
minister said he needed him, and he remained
loyal.

In 1992 in the excitement of winning an elec-
tion, former prime minister Hubert Ingraham
said that he would serve for only two terms —
10 years. After 10 years the people voted his
government out. For five years Mr Ingraham sat
on the sidelines while the PLP, under Prime
Minister Christie, administered the government.

Not satisfied with the way in which the coun-
try was being governed, a large group of FNM
supporters beat on Mr Ingraham’s door, told
him that he was needed at this time, and even-
tually convinced him to return to lead their par-
ty and hopefully again take over the govern-
ment.

Mr Roberts was called by a prime minister,
and despite his promise, he answered the call.

Mr Ingraham was called by the people, and
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The twisted
mentality of
our nation

EDITOR, The Tribune

THIS letter is not for the
squeamish. The contents refer
to the hard facts of a way of life
in The Bahamas.

A few days ago, I had dinner
with a very pretty woman who
is some fifty years old. This
woman alleges that she is
presently a firm supporter of
the Progressive Liberal Party.
I sought to unravel the tangled
yarn of her thinking in an effort
to understand her reasons for
supporting the PLP. As the
evening and the conversation
progressed, the woman’s
motives became crystal clear to
me. Please allow me to explain.

You see, previously I had
heard a stalwart PLP business-
man and his girlfriend talk
about a relationship that the
businessman had had with this
very pretty woman some twen-

- ty-five years ago. The business-

man laughed as he related how
he had set this woman up after
one of his sessions with her, so
that several other PLP busi-
nessmen and some high rank-
ing PLP politicians could “pull a
train on her.” In addition to this,
not too long ago, I was
informed that this woman has
recently sought prayers to
recover from the incident that
took place when she was in her
early twenties.

I looked on in amazement
as the woman, who does not
know that I am aware of the
ordeal to which she was sub-

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jected, professed her undying
loyalty to Sir Lynden who had
given her a scholarship to attend
a private high school. Unfortu-
nately, she was unable to obtain
one to attend college.

Then the conversation took
a turn down an avenue on
which rational thinking was
nowhere to be found. This
woman asserted with much
tenacity that the FNM was plot-
ting to bring back minority rule.
She insisted that it was the
white man, who, throughout the
years, had stopped her from
making the kind of money that

she craved, although majority .

rule is some 40 years old in the
Bahamas.

Eventually, I came to the con-
clusion that this extremely
attractive woman, who was
diagnosed with AIDS some
years ago now, would probably,
for a couple of dollars, sell not
only her soul but also the soul of
the future of The Bahamas.

My thoughts then travelled to’
another similar incident that was
related to me by a prominent
Bahamian physician. The physi-
cian told me about a statement
that a well-known female per-
sonality had made in his pres-
ence. He said that the female
personality, who has also pro-
fessed her undying loyalty to the

PLP because “(she’s) just happy
to have a job,” had stated in his
presence that many years ago,
she had slept with certain PLP
politicians in an effort to secure
a scholarship — I do not recall
whether the scholarship was
obtained. Moreover, the physi-
cian related that the female per-
sonality had revealed that dur-
ing her time of “whoring
around” with certain PLP politi-
cians, she discovered that they
were nothing more than a bunch
of homosexuals. Presently, it
appears that instead of exchang-
ing sex for a scholarship, the
female personality is exchang-
ing her integrity for a job.

I had not pondered further
the aforementioned situations
since the evening of the dinner,
until this afternoon when I
heard King Eric, the father of
Shane Gibson, boldly state on a
radio talk show that individu-
als who think like him are not
concerned about how money is
made once it’s in their pockets.
It was then that I understood
how what I deem to be a sick
mentality has managed to sur-
vive in The Bahamas.

In the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ of Nazareth, may the
entire nation of The Bahamas
vote against the Progressive
Liberal Party in the upcoming
general election.

AN ENLIGHTENED
VOTER

Nassau

March 19 2007 -

We must prepare for labour shortage

EDITOR, The Tribune

PLEASE allow a few brief
lines to speak to the impending
labour shortage that is project-
ed to take place as a result of
the numerous anchor develop-
ments that are presently in
some stage of development.

The time table for the com-
pletion of these projects range
anywhere from four years with
Bahamar to 20 years with the
Ginn Project in Grand Bahama.
This period also includes the
proposed developments in
Mayaguana, Eleuthera, Rose
Island, etc. While this may seem
to be a long time for many, let’s
be reminded that Kerzner is
now in its eleventh year of

development. The question aris-

es as to how the obvious labour °

needs that these projects
require will not only be met,
but met by Bahamians.

Let us as parents and leaders
take this opportunity to direct
our youth into careers that we
know will be needed. Engi-
neers, Turf Specialists for Golf
Courses, Hotel Managers,
Comptrollers, Public Relations,
Spa Directors, Labour relations
specialists, Human Resource
managers, Housekeeping Direc-
tors, etc, and the list goes on
and on.

Then there are the skill sets
that will be needed for the con-
struction of these properties;
steel workers, carpenters, con-

crete specialists, a/c technicians,
etc. This list is also endless.

The jobs will be there so let’s
do our part to ensure that qual-
ified Bahamians are there to fill
them. Let this letter serve as
notice to the owners of
Bahamar, Ritz Carlton, Ginn
and the others that our daugh-
ters, Whitney K Farrington and
Ashley S Farrington will, God
willing, be right here to take
one of those jobs, as they are
now preparing themselves to
continue the journey.

Others should follow suit.

SEAN and INGRID
FARRINGTON
Nassau

February 2007

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POLICE on Wednesday
tried to determine what
killed Pakistan cricket coach
Bob Woolmer, calling his
death “suspicious” after he
was found in his vomit-splat-
tered hotel room a day after
his team was upset by Ire-
land during the Cricket
World Cup, according to
Associated Press.

A 10-man forensics team
was working in the 12th-floor
room where Woolmer died,
though authorities have said
nothing points to homicide.

A former Pakistani player
speculated that the coach was
killed by gambling interests
and a Pakistan team official
said there was blood and
vomit in the room and
Woolmer was found by hotel
staff on the floor with his
mouth wide open.

“There is no evidence it’s a
homicide but we’re waiting
for further information from
the pathologist before make
any more statements,”
Deputy Police Commission-
er Mark Shields said.

Hispaniola
‘major way
station for
cocaine’

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HISPANIOLA, °- the
Caribbean island shared by
Haiti and the Dominican
Republic, is an increasingly
important transshipment
point-for drugs headed from
South America to the United
States and Europe, US
authorities said during a drug
summit here Friday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.

Heads of state from around
the region met Friday in the
Dominican capital and signed
an agreement pledging to
stop the flow of cocaine,
heroin and other drugs that
pass through the island.

Nine per cent of the more
than 500 tons of cocaine
smuggled to the US from
South America now moves
through Hispaniola, the US
State Department said in a
report this month. The num-
ber of flights carrying the
drugs to Hispaniola — depart-
ing largely from Venezuela
— increased by 167 per cent in
2006, the report said.

US authorities say the
reported increase in air traf-
fic from Venezuela to His-
paniola was due to the suc-
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Tribune Staff Reporter

THE sale of confiscated
marine goods following the suc-
cessful prosecution of a foreign
fishing vessel for poaching has
produced $71,831 in revenue for
the government, Agriculture
Minister Leslie Miller said yes-
terday in the House of Assem-
bly.

Mr Miller told members of
the House that his ministry now
assists the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force with the detec-
tion and apprehension of for-
eign vessels suspected of poach-
ing in Bahamian waters. He said
that the first operation of this
kind was successful.

“Two foreign fishing vessels
were sighted and pursued, how-
ever only one was apprehended
and several of the crew mem-
bers were able to escape cap-
ture by fleeing dinghies,” Mr
Miller explained.

The minister said that the 70-
foot, steel-hulled vessel, Emilia,
was brought to Nassau on Fri-
day, February 23 by the RBDF

and turned over to the Royal -

Bahamas Police Force and the
Department of Marine
Resources.

The fishing vessel, he said,
was registered in the Domini-
can Republic and 12 persons
were found on board.

According to the minister, a
number of charges were
brought against the captain and
crew, including fishing illegally
in the Bahamas, being in pos-
session of undersized crawfish
and groupers, fishing with pro-
hibited apparatus and being in
possession of Nassau Groupers
during the closed season.

Mr Miller said: “All of the
persons charged pleaded guilty
to all of the charges. The cap-
tain was charged $59,000 in
fines or a term of one year of
imprisonment as an alternative.
Each crew member of the vessel
was fined $2,500 or terms of one

" year of imprisonment.”

In addition, he said, the ves-
sels, the fishing gear and the
catch were ordered to be for-

, feited to the Crown.

“T am advised that the cap-
tain remains in prison while the
crew members have paid their

‘fines and left the Bahamas,” Mr

Miller said.

“Most of the marine products
seized have been sold to local
seafood wholesalers, a quantity
of the conch meat has not been
sold and arrangements are
being made for that to be
donated to various charitable
institutions. The sale of the












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FREEPORT -— As Bahamas
Brewery approaches comple-
tion of its $15 million Freeport
brewery, the company is set to
announce the second set of win-
ners in its ‘Name that Beer’ con-
test.

The winners in Grand
Bahama will share a $3,000
grand prize offered by the
Bahamas Brewery, she said.

The 60,000 sq ft brewery,
which is situated on 20 acres of
land on Queens Highway, is

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by the end of the year. About
50 Bahamians will initially be
employed at the company.

After brewery owner James
Sands announcing his plans for
a new brewery in Grand
Bahama, the company immedi-
ately launched a two-month
competition in September 2006,
to have Grand Bahamians
name two new beers that will
be brewed at the plant.

In December, the first name
was chosen and 11 contestants
won with the name “Sands”, a
reference to the owner’s family.

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Since 11 people submitted the
same name, the prize was
shared and each person
received $500.

The brewery building is being
built by local contractor Fre-
con, and is being fitted with
state-of-the-art brewing equip-
ment from Germany. The Sands
family has hired well-known
experts Brewtech, from Ham-
burg, Germany to oversea and
build the brewery.

The brewery is bringing in a
veteran Brewmaster who will
watch over operations while
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These statements were made
by Defence Force Commodore

'-Clifford Scavella when he
addressed the Rotary Club of
East Nassau yesterday.
He said that he hoped this
diversification, and the recruit-
ment of reserve officers, for
, which provision is already made
in the Defence Act, will hap-
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worker Dexter Wilson by
Defence Force officers — in con-
nection with which seven offi-
‘cers have now been charged —
‘stating that his officers are
working in the community to
ensure the relationship between
Defence Force and the Inagua
‘population remains healthy.

All indications pointed to the
fact that tensions were at boiling
point on the island.

"The Inagua incident is just
an unfortunate incident and we
shope that we will overcome at
‘the end of the day and we will
.continue to try to be the good

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across the island chain to ensure
the RBDF can respond with
greater defence capabilities and
a quicker response time is also a
pressing requirement, he said.

Mr Scavella said he antici-
pates that in the future the force
will have ships stationed in
Grand Bahama, the Exumas,
and Inagua.

Nonetheless, he added that
he is “very cognisant of fact that
we need additional assets”.

In February, the Auditor
General's report for 2003/2004
said the Defence Force was
insufficiently equipped to car-
ry out its duties, citing short-
ages of vessels and manpower.

Mr Scavella emphasised that

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process underway of “refocus-
ing and reconditioning” the
RBDF.

This involves “looking at our
rules and regulations, looking
at our standards, our discipline,
our relationships with one
another”, as well as addressing
the occurrence of sexual harass-
ment within the force.

Under his watch, officers are
required to “go through the reg-
ulations, understand the law
and understand that they too
are subject to the law as we seek
to enforce the law,” he said.

He pointed to low morale
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call on Sir Lynden.

There is no other explana-
tion for the radio and print
ads that appeal to some treat-
ment that Sir Lynden got from
former Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham. This is truly incred-
ible.

Mr Christie has been the
head of the entire nation for
almost five years. In that time,
he had the power to pass laws,
promote policies and create
programmes that could so pos-
itively impact the lives of the
people of this country that
they appreciate him in his own
right.

However, Mr Christie did
not do this. Instead, through a
series of fumbles, bungles and
rumbles large numbers of peo-
ple have lost confidence in
him.

Now Christie needs to use
Sir Lynden either to gain sym-
pathy from the voting public
or to boost his lacklustre rep-
utation. Even $20 billion in
approved investments has not



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sufficient support from the public.
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changed. He needed Sir Lyn-
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his party against Dr Bernard
Nottage. He thought he need-
ed Sir Lynden to win the last
election. And he seems to now

election. He has gone on to
his rest and he should be
allowed to rest.

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the dignity of the academic

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once again

legacy. He should not have his
legacy subject to raw parti-
sanship.

It is especially true that the
party he led for decades
should not wish this to be so.
National heroes belong to the
entire nation. They belong to
all the people.

If one group uses them for
purely partisan political pur-
poses they jeopardise the pos-
sibility that those heroes will
be accepted by all. This is not
right,

What should be an issue this
election is the performance of
Mr Christie and his party over
the last five years. We should
be discussing their record in
national security, education.
health, the economy, immi-
gration, public order, the judi-
ciary, foreign affairs and the
overall administration of the
nation.

We should further be dis-
cussing their ethical conduct
and how that conduct has
impacted the character and
reputation of the nation. We
should be discussing their par-
liamentary performance and
the role the laws passed or not
passed by them played in the
overall well-being of the
nation.

Further, we should be dis-
cussing their proposals for the
future and how those propos-
als speak to our nation’s
prospects.

Alas, this is not the kind of

. discussion that Mr Christie
wants to have because it puts
him in a very weak position.
His performance has just not
settled well with the vast
majority of Bahamians.

There are too few achieve-
ments to which we can point.
There are too many scandals
that can be vividly recalled.
There are too many lapses and
missteps to remember.

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the radio and print ads that
he is getting, perhaps much at
the expense of the public
purse, Mr Christie is not able
to impress the people of this
nation so much that they will
make his re-election bid a
foregone conclusion.

No, Mr Christie needs help
and he is calling on Sir Lyn-
den’s reputation to give it to
him. It seems that even in
death Sir Lynden is a more
potent political personality
than PM Christie.

It seems that even a
deceased Sir Lynden is a
stronger political force than
the five-year performance of
the living Prime Minister
Christie. This should be truly
troubling to all, especially Mr
Christie.

FORGET THE TRUTH,
FICTION IS BETTER!

he PLP’s last newspa-
per supplement car-

ried an interesting headline
entitled “Straw Market Deliy-
ered”. True to form, it seems
that in the mind of the PLP
signing a contract is the equiv-
alent of delivering the goods.



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If this is true, perhaps the
contractors should demand all
their money at the contract
signing, since by the PLP’s
standard their work is finished
on signing. Of course, the Bay
Street straw vendors might
have a difficult time finding
accommodations in that $28
million straw market since it
cannot be seen, felt or
touched.

Yet again, in one of its ads,
the PLP notes that the econo-
my of The Bahamas grew
under its tenure by six per
cent. This is untrue. The econ-
omy of The Bahamas has not
grown more than 4.5 per cent
in real terms within the last
five years.

Its highest growth rate was
6.8 per cent and that occurred
in 1998 during the FNM
administration. It seems that
what will matter now is fiction
rather than facts.

But the Bahamian public is
much more savvy and
informed these days. It is dif-
ficult to see them falling for
too many magic tricks and
false impressions.

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A STAR of Tyler Perry stage
plays and country music’s newest
singing sensation are heading to
Nassau to treat Bahamian audi-
ences to a special night in con-
cert on March 23.

Regina McCrary has starred
in more than one stage play by
Tyler Perry, the golden boy of
contemporary African Ameri-
can plays and films. Tyler Perry
is known for playing the outra-
geous and boisterous character,
Madea. He has been joined on

stage many times by Ms’

McCrary, who toured with him
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Madea’s Family Reunion as
Angela and Momma Mattie,
respectively,

At an early age, Ms McCrary

was singing with the BCM Mass
Choir of Nashville. At age 19,
she toured with Stevie Wonder.
Just three years later, she land-
ed a spot singing back-up for
the legendary Bob Dylan on his
first Christian album, Slow
Train Coming.

Ms McCrary has will release
a book and an album this year.
Meanwhile, she said she is
grateful that she has been able
to work with some of the
biggest names in the music
industry, including, Aretha
Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Bri-
an McKnight, Boys II Men,
Yolanda Adams and Gladys
Knight.

Jimmy Barret will be Ms
McCrary’s concert partner on
Friday night at Arawak Cay.
He is a country crooner who
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well crafted, songs and a truly
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country, rock, alternative coun-
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Brent Mason, George Strait,
Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan and
Ryan Adams have made guest
appearances on Mr Barret’s
CD, which pulls from a variety
of musical influences. Mr Barret
has attracted a loyal following
and a fan base that is growing
exponentially.

The special concert at
Arawak Cay will be held from
7.30pm to 9:30pm on Friday.
The event will benefit the wild
horses of Abaco Preservation
Society and the Ambassador
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Marine education
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is announced

HURRICANE Katrina left
more victims than just people.
Due to the damage to thei
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Dolphin Encounters’ Project
BEACH, the non-profit arm of
the natural marine park on Blue
Lagoon Island, has teamed up
with Treasure Cay Hotel Resort
and Marina and local marine
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seventh annual Marine Educa-
von Poster Contest.

With the theme “Sea lions:
meel our pinniped pals”, this
year’s competition invites stu-
dents throughout the Bahamas
to learn more about these
marine maminals and to express
thei thoughts and concerns
shout protecting the ocean
where they live through poster
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mals. We hope that this year’s
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Bahamas to new marine friends
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a greater awareness about the
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because his son was charged with an
adult, he was not arraigned in the Juve-
nile Court. He was also told that it is

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mandatory that he be present at court
every time his son made a court appeat-
ance.

It is alleged that that Brown and the

17-year-old caused the death of Levano
Brown on Saturday, March 17.

They were not required to plead to
the charge and a preliminary inquiry is
set for July 23. The two were ordered to
be remanded.

Before they were escorted from the

court, however, the father of the 17-year-
old accused, who stated that he was a
fisherman, told the magistrate that his
son suffered from depression and asked
that he be examined.

The magistrate said that she would
send a note to the prison stating his

increased-since 1999,

request.

The father also asked that he be
allowed to speak with his son for a few
minutes as he had recently returned from
sea and had not had a chance to speak
with him.

The magistrate granted his request.

Annual increase
FROM page one

Some of the main adjustments to minimum pension rates are as follows:

Persons in receipt of the retirement benefit at age 65 years, or older, will
receive a $40 increase per month; those awarded the benefit from age 64
years will receive a increase from $220.80 to $259.20 per month; and,
those awarded the benefit from age 60 to 63 years will receive an increase
from $205 to $250 per month.

Additionally, those in receipt of invalidity, adult survivors and industrial
death benefits will receive an increase of $40 per month; dependent chil-
dren receiving the survivors/industrial death benefit at $95 per month, will
receive an additional $15 per month; dependent orphans benefits will be
increase to a flat rate of $125 per month; while those assessed as one hun-
dred per cent disabled will receive an increased benefit of $40 per month.

Pensions that exceed the minimum pension rates also will be significantly
increased.

Persons awarded these pensions in 1998 or before will receive a 15 per -
cent increase; those awarded in 1999 and 2000, will receive a 12 per cent
increase; those awarded in 2001 and 2002, will receive an 8 per cent
increase; those awarded in 2003 and 2004 will receive a 5 per cent increase;
and those awarded in 2005, 2006 and up to February 2007, will receive a
3 per cent increase.

Changes will also be made to all assistance payments, which will be
increased by $30, from $200 to $230. PM Christie stated that these adjust-
ments will assist pensioners in managing the increased cost of living.

“The proposed increase is designed firstly to provide a reasonable
replacement of the lost value of the pension due to the effects of inflation
since the start of the pension or the last adjustment. One dollar awarded
in 1990, for example, will have a reduced purchasing value today. A dol-
lar in 1990 could perhaps have purchased a tin of cream and a tin of sar-
dines. Today, it would barely cover the cost of the sardines. The proposed
increases will help to maintain the purchasing power of the pension,” he
said.

The Prime Minister said that the increases will be ready for bank
deposit to bank accounts on April 12 and for distribution to pay stations
on April 19.

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has “never in (his) life victimised
anyone” and that he categorical-
ly denies “any participation in any
kind or form of victimisation in
Mayaguana or anywhere else.”

“T don’t believe a it, I don’t
support it. ,

“T have been the victim many
times, but never will I victimise
anyone,” he said.

Mr Gray argued that it is his
duty as representative to the
MICAL constituency to help
his PLP supporters.

“Tf I help supporters who
supported me, if I help them
to find a job, that’s my duty. If
they should say that I should
help all the FNMs and leave all
the PLPs, that’s not going to
happen,” he said.

The MICAL MP also
accused the former FNM gov-
ernment of victimising PLP
voters in Mayaguana in 1997.

“The victimisation was seen
clearly when the FNM told the
administrator in Mayaguana in
1997, when it sent $50,000 to
Mayaguana, and asked the
administrator at that time to
hire FNMs only. If that is not
victimisation, I don’t know
what is,” he said.

North Eleuthera MP Alvin

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Smith, however, contended
that the administrator at the
time told Mr Gray a “blatant
lie” in this matter.

On Tuesday, Mayaguana res-
idents warned that civil unrest
could erupt if victimisation and
discrimination issues on the
island are not addressed. One
woman feared a riot would
break out over what she
described as “intolerable” vic-
timisation.

Yesterday, Mr Brown said
his own mother, bus contrac-
tor Cynthia Brown, was being
victimised by Mr Miller, who
was allegedly consistently
underpaying her for morning
school runs.

“Everyone here knows we
are FNM supporters,” Mr
Brown said, “but she is being
underpaid from the govern-
ment invoice all the time and
this has to stop. |

“T went to the administrator
myself to politely ask about her
money and he tried to make
her out to be an evil woman.”

Mr Brown said that Mr
Miller, although a civil servant,
was PLP branch chairman on
Mayaguana and openly dis-
criminated against everyone
who did not support the gov-
ernment.

“He really needs to under-

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stand his responsibilities here
and to stop openly campaign-
ing for the minister, Alfred
Gray. This foolishness needs
to stop,” he said.

Mr Brown said he served one
term in local government and
found it intolerable. “If you are
not PLP here, they would like
“he said.

Locals are particularly dis-
appointed over I-Group’s
alleged involvement in the dis-
crimination process.

Mr Brown said: “In the ini-
tial stages we all lobbied for
this project to be here, and it
now hurts us to see the com-

pany hitting us in the face.

“T-Group wants nothing to
do with us (FNM supporters). I
blame all this on the minister,
Alfred Gray, who has told us
openly that he only has jobs
for the PLP. He actually says
that in town meetings. He
openly says if you don’t sup-
port me, don’t expect oa
thing.”

Meanwhile, FNM candidate
for Mayaguana, Dion Foulkes,
has written to I-Group presi-
dent Stephen Roy demanding
reinstatement of the victimised
workers.

He alleged that two I-Group
managers were constantly
breaking labour laws, citing the
“arbitrary and illegal suspen-
sion” of two Mayaguana
employees, Dandrea Brown
and Patricka Moss.

Mr Foulkes pointed out that
only 30 of 80 people employed
on the project were Bahami-
ans.

He told The Tribune that the
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Canadians and three Ameri-
cans as well as the Bahamian
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Foulkes said: “Given the sig-
nificant concessions and scope
of this development and your
joint partnership, I would have
thought that you would employ
more Bahamians, especially
Mayaguanians, instead of fir-
ing the few Bahamians who are
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Moss rather than the people. I am
very disappointed of CB Moss’ lack
of gratitude and lack of appreciation
in failing to thank Prime Minister
Christie who allowed him to serve
as a Senator and Vice President for
five years,” Mr Roberts said.

Prime Minister Christie last night
said that it is important that the
public be made aware that Rev
Moss always understood that PLP
nominations “are not within the gift
of the leader, Bradley Roberts. or
any other person” and that in fact
the candidates committee to the
national general council is the only
body authorised to make final choic-
es on candidates.

“It follows, therefore, that when
I represented to Rev Dr Moss back
in 2002 that I could support him as
the successor to Mr Bradley
Roberts in Bain and Grants Town,
this was implicitly and necessarily
subject to the approval of his nom-
ination by (that committee),” Mr
Christie said.

He said that Rev Moss under-
stood this to be the case all along.

The prime minister said that Rev
Moss submitted himself to a face-to-
face interview with the committee,
“which suggests that he knew that
the process was not automatic.”

Mr Christie said that while Rev
Moss was not able at any time to
demonstrate the support of the con-
stituents, Dr Bernard Nottage had
the overwhelming support from the
constituency branch.

The prime minister added that
Rev Moss declined to demonstrate
that he had the support of the Bain
and Grants Town constituents on
several occasions.

As it regards Rev Moss’ com-
ments about Dr Nottage, Mr
Christie said that they are in his
view “completely unjustified” and
“unworthy of a minister of the
gospel and the good, Christian gen-
tleman I know Rev Dr Moss to be.”

“Dr Nottage had no hand in any
of the decisions in question. His
only sin was that he commanded
the overwhelming support of the
constituency branch,” he said

The prime minister said that
despite Rev Moss’ resignation and
recent actions he held “no ill feel-
ings” towards him.

Rev Moss, who Mr Roberts
described as the “cry baby self-pro-
claimed and believed to be sole
inheritor to the Bain and Grants
Town Constituency,” this week
announced that he will be offering
as an independent candidate for
that constituency.

The well-known clergyman said
that his decision to run as an inde-
pendent resulted from Dr Bernard
Nottage being given the PLP’s nom-
ination for the Bain and Grant’s
Town constituency, despite promis-





















Rev C B Moss

es that Rev Moss claims he was giv-
en by Prime Minister Christie.

Mr Roberts yesterday told the
media that he was also aware of CB
Moss having talks with the leader-
ship of the FNM

He claimed that C B Moss failed
to obtain a seconder for his nomi-
nation notwithstanding that a Dea-
coness in his Church was in the
meeting.

“CB Moss in my opinion has an
inflated view of his popularity in
the constituency. It is just a matter
of time in my opinion that C B Moss
will receive a clear and definitive
message from the good people of
Bain and Grants Town that he
should embrace the higher calling of
being a pastor,” Mr Roberts said.

Mr Roberts claimed that what
Rev Moss described as a “promise”
was at most “an exchange of ideas”.

He pointed out that it was the
Bain and Grants Town Branch of
the PLP that recommended Dr Not-
tage to the party’s Candidates’
Committee. Dr Nottage, he said,
was ratified unanimously by the par-
ty’s National General Council.

However, Mr Roberts did admit
that during the 2002 election cam-
paign, he made the decision to only
serve as an MP for two and a half
years.

He said that despite his inten-
tions the prime minister in Septem-
ber of 2004 asked him to remain
for an extended period of time
because of the vision of the gov-
ernment for Bain and Grants Town.

Mr Roberts said that Rev Moss
was made aware of the prime min-
ister’s request out of courtesy to
Rev Moss’ personal desires.

Rev Moss, he said, accepted the
wishes of the prime minister, while
also being acutely aware that want-
ing to be a member of parliament
was quite different from being elect-
ed to such a post.

The minister said that the prime
minister has always, in his view,
been very transparent and open in
all of his dealings with colleagues;
therefore the suggestion that there
has been a repudiation of a sacred
agreement is nothing more than a
figment of C B Moss’ imagination.

Mr Roberts said that Rev Moss
applied in writing to the Candidate’s
Committee of the PLP as is
required of all seeking endorsement
to be a standard bearer for the par-
ty. During his interview C B Moss
clearly stated that if the party did
not nominate him that he would
run.
“Therefore, his announcement
to run as an independent is not sur-
prising to the Bain and Grants
Town Branch and me,” Mr Roberts
said.

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i ON Monday, Commissioner of
Police Paul Farquharson announced
the promotions of four assistant
commissioners of police to the rank
of senior assistant commissioner and
the further promotions of six persons
to the rank of assistant commissioner
of police.

Shown in an official portrait at
Police Headquarters are from left
(front row) Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Ruben
Smith; Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson; Commissioner of Police
Paul Farquharson; Deputy
Commissioner of Police John Rolle;
Senior Assistant Commissioner of
Police Allan Gibson; Senior Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police Ellison
Greenslade. (Back row) Assistant
Commissioner of Police Marvin
Dames; Assistant Commissioner of
Police Chris McCoy; Assistant
Commissioner of Police Juanita
Colebrooke; Assistant Commissioner
of Police James Carey; Assistant
Commissioner of Police Kirkland
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of Police Eugene Cartwright.

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Essay winners receive awards
in BIC’s nationwide contest

OUTSTANDING essay writ-
ers were awarded on Tuesday
by corporate giant BTC, a major
partner of Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre, following the com-
pany’s latest theatrical success
Black Journey.

Endorsed by the Ministry of
Education, Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre hosted its first ever,
nationwide essay contest and
received scores of entrants from
throughout New Providence and
the Family Islands.”

“We wanted to get students
involved in our latest produc-
tion, Black Journey, which
chronicles the evolution of
African-Americans from their
pre-slavery days in Africa right
up to the present,” explained
Kathy Ingraham, executive pro-
ducer of Bahamas OnStage
YouTheatre. “The, production
also was set to music that
defined poignant points in his-
tory. Because of the rich history
attached, we also provided
teachers with study guides so
that they can incorporate all of
the historical aspects were dis-
played into the classroom. We
will soon be announcing a new
essay and art competition so we
encourage students to stay tuned
and join our mailing list to make
sure they get the word first.”

The musical tour through
black history starred Daniel
Hudson, Jessica Porter and
Miranda Thompson and played
March 13 and 14 at the National
Centre for the Performing Arts
on Shirley Street.

Primary school students were
challenged to say which famous
black person they admire and why.

Junior students were asked to
name who they thought was the
most influential black person in
the world today while senior stu-
dents had to complete an essay
with the introduction: “black his-
tory would not be complete
without the contributions of...”:

Overall winners included:

° Jade McQueen of Moss
Town Primary, who won a
round trip airline ticket courtesy
of an anonymous donor.

e Kennisha Adderley, a grade
nine studenf of Saint Anne’s
School, who received a BTC
GSM cellular phone for winning
the Junior Division

e Ethan Dames received $100
worth of BTC GSM cellular
minutes

Outstanding mentions in the
‘ primary division included:

¢ Maya Delaney, Lyford Cay
International School

e Rodericka Collie, Moss
Town Primary School

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Atlantic Medical
presents awards

WHEN Douglas Storr,
LaToya Collie and Fredricka
Rolle attended their company’s
annual Christmas Party, they
had no clue they would walk
away winners of the prestigious
Chairman Awards.

Succeeding over all the
employees of Atlantic Medical
Insurance Company, the three-
some received numerous
awards for their excellence in
service over the years. :

Douglas Storr, Atlantic Med-
ical’s courier and winner of the
Sir David Gibbons Chairman
Award (Employee of the Year),
said he was in shock and con-

tinued to sit down even after
his name was called at the
Christmas party, which is held
every December.

“I was really stunned and
shocked,” said Mr Storr. “I
went up for the Perfect Atten-
dance Award and figured that
was the end of that. When they
called my name for the Chair-
man’s Award....it was so
strange, I heard my name but
was so stunned I did not even
move. It took me a while to get
myself together and get up and
receive the award.”

Mr Storr is a seven-year
employee of the insurance com-

pany and was awarded not only
for being on time and never
missing work, but for carrying
out his daily duties with excel-
lence.

He truly goes the extra niile
and is seen by his co-workers
as “the man that makes things
happen,” the company said.

Winners of the Sir David
Gibbons Award are selected by
a management and staff voting
system each year. They must
demonstrate professionalism,
positive attitudes, a pleasant
demeanor, hard work, under-
standing and dedication in the
performance of duties, willing-

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ness to perform duties outside
the scope of job description and
being a team player generally.

Coming in second place as
the Chairman Award, LaToya
Collie has been employed in the
customer service department
for the past seven years and she,
too, was shocked at her win.

“Even though my co-work-
ers told me that they felt I
would win, I really was thinking
that someone else would get it,”
she said.

Asked about her attitude

towards her work, Ms Collie _

said: “I am also a customer so I
give our customers the same

treatment that I would like to
receive as a customer else-
where.”

She said she enjoys being
employed at Atlantic Medical
and is motivated by the loving,
family-style environment that
she works in.

Fredricka Rolle walked away
with the Quality Service Award
which is a new award for
Atlantic Medical. She received
this award for being the proces-
sor with the highest claim accu-
racy. Unlike the others, Ms
Rolle said she was not really
surprised. ,

“T was not surprised that I

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was noticed for the highest
claim accuracy but what really
surprised me is that the compa-
ny came up with an award for it.
I didn’t expect that part of it,”
she said. “My co-workers say
that I never know what is going
on in the office and that is
because I am so focused and
tuned in to my work. I always
make sure that the claims I deal
with are properly processed so
that-the doctors, patients and
hospitals are satisfied.”

Ms Rolle has been employed
at Atlantic Medical for the past
six years.

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carry out their duties, Atlantic
Medical’s senioy vice president
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“As always, lam very happy
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excellence in their work and
dedication to Atlantic Medical,”
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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 19

Pe eS eae
Atlantic Medical awards

ecognises achievers |

& DOUGLAS Storr

ulations to Douglas, LaToya
and Fredricka and I encourage
them to continue on in being
model examples of how we do
things here at Atlantic Medical.

“It is very difficult to pick
these winners as our staff mem-
bers are so talented and all of
them are very special in their
own right. Congratulations

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again to our winners and we
look only for good things to
come in the future.”

The prize for winning
Atlantic Medical’s Employee of
the Year Award 2007 is an all-
expense paid trip for two to
New York. Mr Storr and his
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and National Insurance Dr Pernard Nottage; Dr Christine Chin, committee member; Dr Cherilyn
Hanna, committee member; and Dr Horizal Simmons, immediate past president are shown at the
opening of the 35th Annual Conference of the Medical Association of the Bahamas last
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Executive Director
Requirements & Responsibilities:
¢ Management of daily operations as well as
future development oe
¢ Background in business with prior
experience in supervising staff, strong
organizational skills, and excellent people

and communication skills
¢ Financial experience would be an asset.

* Candidates must be energetic, highly motivated and eager to learn
* Willing to work in a fast paced multi faceted environment

*Preferably should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business,
Technical or related fields, but as a minimum, must have an
Associates Degree

* Willing to work throughout the Bahamas and abroad as may
be necessary from time to time

* Ability to make decisions and take ownership for assigned
responsibilities

Education Officer

Requirements & Responsibilities include:

* Giving presentations regarding collection of
birds and animals to visiting school groups

° Creating and designing education packets for
teachers :

* Producing a newsletter and interacting with
visitors

¢ Successful candidate must have excellent
communication skills, both written and oral,
be outgoing and willing to work outside.

* Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively

* Must be a “people person” that will never compromise on
providing exceptional customer service

* Be efficient in computer based programs including, Microsoft
Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Publisher .

If you are interested in a challenging career, that will bring out the
best in you, in an environment that is ever changing and evolving,
then, send your Resume, on or before April 13th, 2007 to:

Janice Fountain - Moss
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-1123

Interested and qualified candidates for either position should
: Nassau, Bahamas

send their resume to “Executive/Education Position” at P. O.
Box SS 5256, Nassau, Bahamas or-mail to
dpaotticea coralwave.com

Or by Email to:

jfountain-moss@cbebahamas.com


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having a strong commitment to its customers, associates and community.




An opportunity for a Retail Operations Consultant to join this market leader has arisen.






Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will have previous experience in development and
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PROSPECTUS y
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS area aA MAS RECA REDO oe
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2026 AND 2027 BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2026 AND 2027
ISSUE OF B$50,000, 000.00

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of : APPLICATION No
Assembly, 21st June, 2006. , ALLOTMENT No.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 16th March, 2007 and DATE:
will close at 3:00pm on 26th March, 2007. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 27th March, 2007 and

The Regist
will cease at 3:00p.m. on 28th March, 2007. gain

c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4868

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum of B$50,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to Nassau, Bahamas

subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded. Sir:



The date of this Prospectus is 15th March, 2007 YWe hereby apply for the following amount,of Bahamas Registered-Stock

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered es ay tn : ne i £ : ’ i : bas
Stock totalling B$50,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a range of maturity dates; the earliest being I bel .
repayable in 2026 and the latest in 2027. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue oo € ce the amount applied for
price are given below :- , in Units of B$100

Issue 4 :
Rate Of Interest saat eile 9/32% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2026

= ne 5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2027
9/32% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2026 25,000,000.00 100.00
5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2027 25,000,000.00 100.00

50,000,000.00 and undertake to accept any less amount which may be allotted to me/us.

The Stock shall be repaid on 28th March, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock. VWe enclose B$ in payment for the Stock applied fc
/ applied for.

INTEREST

In the event of the full amount of Stock(s) applied for above is/are not allotted to

The Stock will bear interest from 28th March, 2007, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as the me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be applied for the following Stock:

percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by the
Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 28th September, 2007 and thereafter on 28th March and 28th September in every year
until the Stock is repaid.

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% Bahamas Registered Stock BS
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
7 % Bahamas Registered Stock : BS
CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND / % Bahamas Registered Stock BS
The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE VIA RTGS SYSTEM THROUGH ALL COMMERCIAL BANKS

EXCEPT FINCO, BY BANK DRAFTS PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS
AND BY CASH.
SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Issue of Stock The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bank of The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 16th
March, 2007 and will close at 3:00 pm on 26th March, 2007. Allocations will commence
at 9:30 a.m. on 27th March, 2007 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 28th March, 2007. All
envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled “Application For Bahamas
Government Registered Stocks”.

1. (One Person)
Ordinary Signature_



Units The Stock will be in units of B$100.00. Name in Full (BLOCK LETTERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss and titles if any.)

Applications Applications must be for B$100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

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Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborough Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks: , P.O. Box

Address (Corporations etc. should give Registered Addresses )



Bank of The Bahamas International

First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited

Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited

Commonwealth Bank Limited

Royal Bank Of Canada

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)

Citibank, N.A.



Telephone Nos.(H) __ (W)

2. (Where two or more persons apply as joint subscribers, the a
be given below.)

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PUBLIC DEBT Ordinary Signatures
Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at December 31, 2006 show the Public Debt of The

Bahamas to be B$2,880,739,000.* Names in Full



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GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

: . And/OR
The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government of The

Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Address.



FY2005/2006p** FY2005/2006p** FY2006/2007p**
BS BS BS
Approved Budget Approved Budget Telephone Nos.(H)
Revenue 1,221,454,000 1,132,774,0:90 1,338,971,000
: I/We hereby request semi annual interest to be paid to:
Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt) 1,149,582,000 1,145,691,000 1,269,560,000
‘ : Bank Name
Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances Bank Branch
to public corporations) 123,454,000 132,901,000 162,356,000 =
** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.
* The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent lability which as at
December 31, 2006 totalled B$499,067,000.

Account Number

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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FREEPORT - Mark Hardy,

i f the Grand Bah 1
Be Math Soceer Devcon, =| Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

ment Programme, visited Don

Roberts, president of Dolly @ Offshore Island.

Madison Home Centre to thank

him for funding the programme.
Mr Roberts said: “Dolly Madi-

son Home Centre in conjunction

with Whirlpool is pleased to FIN ANCI AL

announce an ongoing partner-

ship with Mark Hardy and the CONTROLLER

Grand Bahama Boys’ Youth Soc-
cer Development Programme.”

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated
individual, who is able to perform in a fast paced
environment. A minimum of an Associates Degree in
a science related field or prior laboratory experience
essential.

Invites applications for the position of:

Must be willing to work day, night and weekend shifts

SESE Re tie pte ith Applicant must possess knowledge of the hen tenes
its first donation to fund the five- application of generally accepted accounting ry

year-old programme, which SEER ;
Seater ties eb to OL. principles, internal control systems and

More than 100 youngsters reg- computerized systems; ability and willingness
ularly attend weekly coaching | to train, counsel and coach employees; proven

sessions and games at Freeport a : :
| Rugby and Football Club. ability to create and implement project plans and

ft Aaaive Rae aes re-engineering of existing ways of doing business
the great energy that they pos- to facilitate improvements in productivity as well

« Sess. It is for this reason that we | ag strong leadership in areas of responsibility.
» are here today to present a sec-
* ond check in support of this fine

programme. Finally, I wish to Salary will be based upon qualifications and
- formally invite all male Youth TY P q

between the ages of 8 and 21 to experience. We offer excellent benefits.
» come on down and participate” __|_ Interested persons should submit resume by email
e The Boys Intermediate : :

“ League will now be called “The to: cmajor@srb.sandals.com.

f », Whirlpool I-League”.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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Please submit written resume to on or before March
30th, 2007, to:

The Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-1123
Nassau, Bahamas

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3 Minimum 2 years programming experience in SQL

. Knowledge of industry standards re: System Change Control procedures

Practical experience in insurance or banking fields preferred

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Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership and organizational skills

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defiantly celebrate
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- heavy security

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

TENS of thousands of Kurds
celebrated a spring festival tradi-
tionally used to assert separatist
demands, defiantly raising illegal
flags and images of a jailed rebel
chief Wednesday, according to"
Associated Press.

Authorities increased security
around the country for the
Nowruz festival and warned they
would not tolerate illegal demon-
strations. But protesters carried
pictures of rebel leader Abdul-
lah Ocalan and flags of his
banned separatist Kurdistan
Workers Party, or PKK, despite
laws banning rebel propaganda.

There were a few reports of
violence. Police fired tear gas to
disperse a group throwing stones
at police at the end of festivities in
Istanbul and detained more than
20 people. Police also broke up a
demonstration by Kurds chanting
slogans praising Ocalan in the
southern city of Mersin. Brief
scuffles also broke out between
stone-throwing youths and police
in the cities of Diyarbakir and
Izmir. .

The PKK has been fighting for
more than two decades for auton-
omy in Turkey’s southeast in a
campaign that has left some
37,000 people dead. The United
States and the European Union
list the group as a terrorist orga-
nization.

The Nowruz festival is cele-
brated largely by the country’s
Kurdish population, and past cel-
ebrations have ended in riots that
claimed dozens of lives. Tensions
are particularly high this year
because of the arrests and prose-
cutions of dozens of pro-Kurdish
politicians on charges of ties to
PKK rebels.

Kurdish rebel activity tapered
-off in the late 1990s under heavy
pressure from Turkish security
forces, and particularly after the
capture of Ocalan in 1999 and his
subsequent call for a peace ini-
tiative.

Since then, many Kurds-have
increasingly tried to win more
rights through politics, with lim-
ited success.

This year, however, Kurdish
leaders plan to field independent
candidates to circumvent a law
requiring parties to win a mini-
mum 10 percent of votes to be
represented in parliament. They
claim arrests and prosecutions in
recent weeks are part of govern-
ment efforts to undermine their
election plans.

Tens of thousands of Kurds
gathered in front of a giant stage
set up along a highway on the
outskirts of Diyarbakir, the
largest city in the Kurdish-domi-
nated southeast and the focus of
Nowruz celebrations.

Police stopped buses and trucks
carrying celebrants near the site,
and participants walked the rest
of the way. People lined up to be
searched, while agents filmed the
crowd and one surveyed the
scene with high-powered binocu-
lars from a nearby rooftop.

Several stood with the Ocalan
images on the shoulders of com-
rades,.their faces obscured by
scarves to prevent identification
by the authorities. Some attached
Ocalan photos to balloons that
sailed into the sky. A military
helicopter circled in the distance.

Some Kurdish dignitaries
addressing the crowd also defi-
antly praised Ocalan and delib-
erately used an honorific title —
which can be roughly translated
as “esteemed Ocalan” — while
speaking of the rebel chief. Sev-
eral Kurdish politicians have been
charged with “praising crime or
criminals” for referring to Ocalan
in that way.

A couple of dozen men threw
stones at police, who seized ban-
ners with images of slain rebels
and detained several people. An
organizer with a loudspeaker
appealed for calm from the top of
a bus. Police did not respond.

Ocalan sent a message from
prison calling for an independent
team of doctors to assess his
health.

Ocalan’s lawyers recently
claimed that he was poisoned in
prison, though Turkish authori-
ties said last week that tests on
samples of his hair, urine and skin
showed no signs of poisoning.

Kurds celebrate Nowruz — the
Farsi word for new year —
around the vernal equinox along
with people in Iran and former
Soviet Central Asian nations.

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occasion to highlight their cultur-
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SUN-BAKED Bulgaria,
windy Poland and farm-rich
Hungary have thousands of

megawatts in untapped renew- .

able energy that the European
Union wants used to fight glob-
al warming, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

But eastern Europe remains
heavily dependent on fossil
fuels, causing friction between
older and newer EU members
as the bloc pushes an ambitious
plan to boost its reliance on
green energy.

About 94 percent of the elec-
tricity for coal-rich Poland
comes from coal-fired plants, a
major source of the carbon
emissions that contribute to
global warming.

“They are lagging behind,”
Beatriz Yordi, an EU official in
charge of promoting renewable
energy, said of eastern Euro-
pean member nations. “And we
are pushing them to catch up.”

But in Poland, for example,
leaders are disinclined to cut
coal use, which helps limit
dependence on Russian oil and
gas. And with a 15 percent
unemployment rate — the EU’s
highest — cutting jobs in an
industry that employs roughly

200,000 people could be.

political suicide.

“For the government, it’s bet-
ter to have 100 people working
in mines than one or two men
working in wind generation,”
said Jaroslaw Mroczek, presi-
dent of the Polish Wind Energy
Association.

European leaders adopted an
ambitious set of goals this
month to cut carbon emissions
by 20 percent from 1990 levels
by 2020. By then, at least 20 per-
cent of Europe’s energy should
derive from renewable sources
such as wind, solar panels and
hydroelectricity.

They also decided to increase
energy efficiency by 20 percent,
and to ensure that at least 10
percent of fuels will come from
biofuels like ethanol.

The EU is likely to set lower
targets for the new EU mem-
bers, acknowledging their late
starting point and persistent
economic problems after
decades under communism.
Negotiations to set the targets
for each country are expected to
start this year.

The sunniest of the new EU
members — Romania, Bulgaria,
Cyprus and Malta — have high
potential for solar power gen-
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A FIERCE fight erupted Wednesday between Nepal’s former com-
munist rebels and ethnic rights activists trying to stage separate rallies
in the same place, leaving 25 people dead and 35 wounded, according
to Associated Press.

Maoists supporters and members of the Madeshi People’s Rights
Forum had both gathered at an open ground venue in Gaur, 100 miles
south of the capital, Katmandu, said local police chief Ram Kumar
Khanal.

The two sides argued over who had the right to use the land, and
fighting quickly broke out, Khanal said. ;

“Shots were fired and they were fighting with each other using
everything from sticks to knives,” he said.

Khanal said 12 bodies were found at the site and 13 were recovered
nearby,

Violence spread to surrounding areas, and police brought in rein-
forcements. A 13-hour curfew helped bring the situation under control,
Khanal said.

Violence has been increasing in southern Nepal, where the Madeshi
group has staged strikes, transport shutdowns and demonstrations
since January to demand greater rights for the people of the region. The
protests have closed schools and markets, often resulting in clashes with
angry locals.

Since the Madeshi group formed last year, it has competed with the
Maoists for public support among southern Nepalese. However, there
had been only small, sporadic skirmishes between the two groups.

The Madeshi group is demanding greater autonomy, more seats in
the national legislature and a guaranteed number of representatives
from southern Nepal in the government. They allege the southern
region has been sidelined in favor of the more populated mountainous
areas in the north.

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fuels, could make a huge impact
in Poland, Romania and the
Baltic states, experts say.

Biomass, which involves using
plant matter like corn and forest
residue to make ethanol and
fire power plants, has great
potential in farm-rich countries
like Poland and Hungary.

One of the better performers
so far, in fact, has been Hun-
gary, where biomass energy is
on the rise and has already
replaced some coal-fired power
stations. Prime Minister Ferenc
Gyurcsany has said he thinks
his country could get as much of
16 percent of its energy supply
from renewable sources by
2020.

But obstacles include tight
budgets, expensive initial invest-
ments, technical barriers to link-
ing renewable energy to existing
power grids, and continued sub-
sidies for coal and nuclear pow-
er.
With governments moving
slowly, private initiatives are
taking the lead.

“The renewable energy mar-

ket has been booming in the
past two years,” said Clifford J.
Aron, president of GreenMax
Capital Advisors, a Warsaw-
based company that helps
investors finance renewable
energy projects throughout east-
ern Europe.
- In wind energy, Aron said, so
many foreign investors want a
piece of the action that “there
aren’t a lot of projects that you
can develop that haven’t been
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already.”

“The price to acquire these
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might be trailing in clean ener-
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cerns about climate change and
other environmental problems,
and about dependence on for-
eign oil and gas.

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independence got a push last
year from Russian disruptions
of supplies to Ukraine, Belarus
and Georgia amid political
spats.

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Polish Economy Ministry
expert, noted that eastern Euro-
peans still consume much less
energy per person than their
richer western neighbors due to
more modest lifestyles.

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Kamienski said, “that con-
sumption of energy is still two
to three times lower than in the
old EU member states.”

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2NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead — jack of hearts.

There are players who spend so
much time memorizing complicated
bidding conventions, or trying to
master squeezes and other advanced
plays, that their ability to reason cor-
than
anything else you can name — fre-
quently gets lost in the shuffle.

Take this case where East, playing
more by rote than reason, misde-
fended three notrump. Declarer took
West’s opening heart lead with the



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queen, led the jack of diamonds and
let it ride. East won with the queen
and retummed a heart, taken by South
with the ace.

Declarer then led a diamond to
dummy’s eight, ducked by East, and
a third diamond lead dislodged the
ace. East shifted to a low spade, but
declarer won and finished with 10
tricks, losing only a spade and two
diamonds. +

If East had taken the time early
in the play to work out declarer’s
probable values for the jump to two
notrump, he would have held South
to just the eight tricks he was entitled
to make.

To begin with, South had to have
the K-Q of spades, A-Q of hearts and
A-K of clubs for his two-notrump
bid. This in tum meant that unless
declarer had four spades, he could
score only two spade tricks, three
hearts and two clubs and would
therefore need to make two diamond
tricks. East’s defense consequently
should have been aimed at limiting
South to one diamond trick.

To accomplish this, all East had to
do was to let South’s jack of dia-
monds hold at trick two. That would
have effectively killed dummy’s re-
maining diamonds, and no matter
how South continued, he could not
have come to nine tricks.

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Dance2Dance v Terminater0//,
instantchess.com 2006. In web
chess you normally choose a
pseudonym or handle rather
than play under your own name.
Black probably meant to call
himself Terminator007, though
both his spelling and
numerology were off beam.
White had a normal handle, but
his strategy of marching his king

to the centre with several pieces ~
still on the board was bizarre.
So, not surprisingly, it's Black to
move and win here.
Instantchess is a free site with
user-friendly graphics where you
can find an opponent quickly,
though if you seriously want to
improve your play it’s best to go
to chessclub.com where you can
watch grandmasters in action

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 29








TWICE A YEAR THEN MIGRATE
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THE CONTINENT IN AN
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THURSDAY,
MARCH 22

ARIES — March 21/April 20
You can be unusually persuasive
Aries. Your biggest opponents are
those who question your timing. Ac!
as if you already know the’ answei
and your instincts will prove nght.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
You find deeper meaning in the
most casual remarks lately, Taurus.
Introspection causes you to do some
self analysis. Believe in your poten-
tial and you can do almost artything.
GEMINI - May 22/June 21
You're caught off balance by a sur-
prising question, Gemini. Yet, you
don’t miss a beat. Cosmic forces are
pushing love closer in your direction.
cr rush while it lasts.
CANCER - June 22/July 22
A confrontation ends early when
the weaker party gives in to your
wishes, Cancer. The crab got
lucky this time so make the most
of it. Confusion arises midweek.
Resolve it with patience.

LEO - July 23/August 23
When you see the shortcut this week,
Leo, take it. There would be no entre-
preneurs, pioneers or inventors if
everyone waited for permission to
push on. Danger is on the horizon.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

It takes only one kind word from a
friend to remind you how wonder-
ful you are, Virgo. There are many
willing partners who are waiting
for you to jump into the mix.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Expect a sudden reversal in your
life, Libra. Everything is still going
your way, but it changes somehow.
As long as you can adapt. quickly
you’ ll be fine.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Being timid is not in your make-up,
Scorpio. This is your week to shine
and get noticed. The scorpion’s
desires will not be denied and pity
those who stand in your way.
SAGITTARIUS — Nov 2¥Dec 21
Be careful about getting worn out
this week, Sagittarius. It may be
time to pass the torch to another able
person. You have to remember
you’re as human as everyone else
and need a break now and again.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
You've had enough of being alone,
Capricom. You like to be around people
even if they are quite different from you.
Wear your heart on your sleeve this week
and you're sure to find a love connection.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Avoid problems by making peace
with troublesome individuals early
on, Aquarius. The best compromise is
a combination of everyone’s best
ideas — then go with it. ‘
PISCES — Feb 19/March 20
It's finally time for Pisces to yell, “I
told you so.” But wait until there is a
larger audience to experiénce it.
Wednesday will be your day of vic-
tory, sc enjoy it.



both online and over the board.
How did Black (to move) finish off
his opponent?

LEONARD BARDEN

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Chess solution 8328: 1...e5+ 2 Kd5 R2c5+ 3 bxcb

Rxc5+ 4 Kxd6 Bf8 mate.

31, He-rod 32, F-ET-lock 34, Nudes 35, Our 36, Pan-ic 37,
Act up 38, (s-)Cents
DOWN: 1, No man 2, Do-Ct.-ors 4, (all) Ears 5, O-liver 6,
Slee-p 7, Cysts 9, Tan 12, Ad-Ml-red 14, Aha 16, S-owed
Beg te 9, be ag 20, Tor-Ch. 21, Teno-R 23, Hem-

, Reduc-e 25, Tut 27, ‘Al 28, fi
oa Leg-Al 28, Sonic 30, Scrum

Forests 34, Stem 35, Air 36, Abate 37, Attic

38, Erred

DOWN: 1, Argon 2, Acutely 4, Heat 5, Tripod 6, Satin 7,
Agate 9, Inn 12, Transit 14, Ore 16, Sneer 17, Essay 19,
Tension 20, Conga 21, Blame 23, Beneath 24,

Mister 25, Tor 27, Arabs 28, Baste 30, Strip 32, Free
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Port incurs
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year

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Tribune Business
Editor -

THE court-ordered
receivership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) and Port Group Ltd
should be overturned because
it is proving too costly and
“draining” the companies’
resources, Sir Jack Hayward’s
son has alleged, with the
GBPA incurring a $1.7 mil-
lion loss per annum. :

In an affidavit filed with the
Supreme Court, Rick Hay-
ward said that Justice Anita
Allen had ordered that Port
Group Ltd and the GBPA
share the “significant finan-
cial expense” to fund the
receivers, BDO Mann Judd’s
Clifford and Myles Culmer,
and their attorneys, Lennox
‘Paton.

He claimed that on March
5, 2007, the receivers provided
him with invoices showing
that their total expenses to
February 12, 2007, had been
$303,294. Then, an e-mail on
March 19, 2007, showed a fur-
ther $161,009 in expenses had
been incurred in February
2007.

Basing his affidavit on the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd’s
2005 financial statements,
audited by Deloitte &
‘Touche, as the 2006 accounts
were still being audited, Mr
Hayward said it was “usual”
for the GBPA to lose
between $1-$2 million per
year.

“In particular, I have
reviewed the previous years’
financial statements of the
GBPA. The GBPA is oper-
ating at a loss of approxi-
mately $1.7 million per year,”
Mr Hayward alleged.

He explained that the
GBPA had a liability of
$13.817 million to its parent ,
company, Cayman-based
Intercontinental Diversified
Corporation (IDC), whose
ownership is being disputed
by his father and the late
Edward St George’s estate as
a result of Sir Jack’s 75 per
cent ownership claim.

The liability, said Mr Hay-
ward, meant that IDC had to
defer dividends or inter-com- -
pany loans had to be made

’ within the Port group of com-
panies. ;

This, the affidavit
explained, meant that funds
were loaned from Port Group
Ltd - the entity that owns the
profit-making assets in
Freeport - to the GBPA,,
which holds the regulatory
and quasi-governmental pow-
ers.

“In-my view, the GBPA

loss

Sir Jack’s son alleges
receivership ‘draining’
companies’ financial
resources; losses made
good by Port Group Ltd

cannot afford the expense of
receivers and their attorneys,”
Mr Hayward alleged. “It seri-
ously jeopardises the capacity
of the GBPA to continue
functioning, and absent exten-
sion of loan facilities, the
GBPA will be unable to con-
tinue functioning.

_ “It is presently unclear to
me how the GBPA is fund-
ing the receivers. The GBPA
funds are usually used to pay
staff; and develop capital pro-

_jects in the area - suc as the
new junior high school.”

He further claimed that
Port Group Ltd was “now

incurring significant expens-:

es” relating to the receiver-
ship, “and is being crippled
from properly functioning”.

. Mr Hayward said-his attor-
neys had advised him that a
trial over Sir Jack’s 75 per
cent ownership claims was
some way off, but the St
George estate wanted the
receivers to remain in place.

The GBPA was putting up
$3 million of the $8 million
required to fund building of a
new school, and Mr Hayward
alleged that this was th sort
of project that would not be
funded or delayed as a result
of having to pay the receiver-
ship costs.

* ‘The impact of what I
believe likely to be several
million dollars in fees will be
td continue to drain the
resources of the companies to
the prejudice of their credi-
tors, and to limit the projects
that the Port Companies can
undertake,” Mr Hayward
alleged.

He also claimed that the

receivership had made it dif-
ficult for the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd to obtain financing
from financial institutions,
referring to the $6.3 million
used to purchase land at
Sharp Rock Cay, which had
to come out of operating
funds because Scotiabank
declined to provide a bank
loan. :
ICD had applied for a hear-
ing before Justice’ Allen
today, in a bid to be joined to
the dispute as a defendant,
and also to seek to overturn
the receivership.

The Tribune understands
that the hearings sought this
week have bene postponed
because Justice Allen has a
murder case to deal with.



Billions of dollars’
being ‘scared off

* Projects allegedly endangered are: $250m Raven Group deal, Morgan Stanley project,
$200m Freeport Aggregate and Cement, Medical school and educational facilities

m By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he receivership of
the Grand
Bahama __ Port
Authority
(GBPA) and Port
Group Ltd is damaging
Freeport’s “economic develop-
ment” and ability to,attract new
investments, Sir Jack Hayward’s
son has alleged in an affidavit,
identifying at least four major
multi-million dollar projects that
are in danger of being “scared
off”. He warned that this might
cost Freeport and Grand
Bahama “billions of dollars” in
lost investment opportunities.
In an affidavit filed with the

Supreme Court in support of
an application by Cayman-
domiciled Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (ICD)
to overturn the court-ordered
receivership of its subsidiaries,
the GBPA and Port Group Ltd,
Rick Hayward alleged that the
apppointment of BDO Mann
Judd receivers Clifford and
Myles Culmer had caused a
“Joss of investment in the com-
pany and the Freeport area”.

Among the major investment
projects being impacted by the
uncertainty caused by the
GBPA’s and Port Group Ltd’s
receivership, Mr Hayward
alleged, were:

* The Raven Group project

* Morgan Stanley

* Freeport Aggregate and
Cement
* DeVry University

“T am aware that several com-
panies are either holding off
investments or withholding fur-
ther action and beginning to
look elsewhere,” Mr Hayward
alleged.........

“The ongoing receivership, I
believe, is seriously prejudicing
the companies and the
economis development of
Grand Bahama. Far from the
receivership running well, it has
scared off investment, which is
only acting to irreparably harm
the companies and the commu-
nity. It is a level of harm that
cannot be readily cured by

monies paid under any under-
taking.”

Mr Hayward said the Raven
Group, a UK-quoted property
development company, was
“currently negotiating a high-
end hotel and residential devel-
opment in the Freeport area...,
and has expressed its deep con-
cerns as to the receivership and
the dispute in general”. .

The Raven Group project
had been proposed for a 1500-
acre site, and would take place
in four phases. The Tribune had
revealed that talks on the pro-
ject wwere being held earlier
this year, with the high-end,

SEE page 9B





Bahamians ‘will have to pay

the piper’ on debt levels

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

Drinks retailer removes firm’s water products

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

NAUTILUS Water products have been

removed from Bristol Wines and Spirit |

stores, The Tribune was told yesterday.

Speaking with this newspaper, Bruce
Souder, Bristol Wines and Spirits vice-pres-
ident of operations, confirmed the company
was no longer selling Nautilus’s product,
saying only that the decision was a “precau-
tionary measure”. He did not indicate
whether the move was was temporary or
permanent, or elaborate on why the deci-
sion was taken.

- An e-mail from Bristol Wines and Spirits’
vice-president of sales and marketing, Eddie
Gardner, obtained by The Tribune, said:
“Please be advised that as of this immediate
moment, we are pulling Nautilus Water from

our shelves. Store managers, please co-ordi-
nate with your staff to pull this product from

dry shelves, floor displays, cold box and

deliver it back to the warehouse.”

Last week, The Tribune reported that con-
troversy was brewing in the bottled water
industry following Nautilus’s entrance into

‘the market. ‘

The controversy surrounded the wording
placed on Nautilus’s website that “ it was

the only Bahamian water pure enough to ©

be approved by the International Bottle
Water Association (IBWA). :

What sparked fury in the industry was the
company’s claim that “Only Nautilus con-
tains the minerals your body needs to func-
tion at its peak, No other Bahamian water
comes close. In fact most may actually be
bad for you,

“By simply purifying their water, local



bottles are actually robbing your body of
the minerals it needs to run.”
Sources close to some of the bottled water

“companies said that they had received a

huge number of calls from concerned citizens
who read the information on the Nautilus
website.

They accused the company of using
aggressive sales tactics to win accounts and of
upsetting a market which - though highly
compeétitive- has seen all firms co- operate on
matters of mutual interest.

The Tribune contacted Jason Evans of
Nautilus yesterday, who promised that he
would try to respond to questions via e-mail
before presstime. No response was received.

Last week, he had told The Tribune that

SEE page 5B |

ANTHONY Ferguson, principal of CFAL, has warned that the
financial services industry needs to begin charting a new course giv-
en the current state of saving, investing and retirement planning in
the Bahamas.

Urging that there needs to an examination of what is going on in
the Bahamas, Mr Ferguson said: “Given the direction that we are
headed, I submit to you that if we were to come back here in this
room in 10 to 15 years, we would have a significant shift in the
Bahamas.

“Let’s look at the reality. We cannot sit and ignore the obvious
signs of deterioration in the economy. At the end of the day, the
average bank account has less than $1,000, the average consumer
debt is $14,000, less than 30 per cent of the companies in this coun-
try have a pension plan. We all know that National Insurance by
2036 will not have sufficient funds for us.

“We may not spend too much time thinking about it, but I tell
you that unless the Government does something, and I am not
focusing on any party, but whether we like it or not we are going to
have the pay the piper some day,” Mr Ferguson added.

His comments came during a one-day Wealth Management
Seminar held at Breezes and co- sponsored by the Bahamas Finan-
cial Services Board and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
(STEP), as persons discussed the latest package of financial services
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pany.

Directors, as fiduciaries, must
exercise their powers prudently
and properly, and act in good
faith not just in the best inter-
ests of the company, but also in
the exercise of their powers -
corporate, discretionary, admin-
istrative and otherwise.

It is in the duty of directors to
exercise their powers for a prop-
er purpose, as courts fairly and
objectively monitor and assess
the propriety of the decisions
and actions of company direc-
tors. This is particularly since
the notion of what is actually
“in the best interests of the
company” is more a subjective
test and, arguably, more suit-
ably determined by the judg-
ment of directors, who operate
and manage their companies
within the parameters of proper
and appropriate ethical behav-
iour.

Directors must be seen to be
exercising their discretionary
powers independently and fair-
ly in all matters, particularly
those involving their share-

holders and in contractual rela-
tionships with external and
internal parties.

Conflict of Interest

While the case of Movitex
Ltd vs Bullfield established that
directors do not have a duty not
to place themselves in a posi-
tion of conflict, in and of itself,
they should not place them-
selves in a position where their
personal interests, or duties to
third parties, conflict with their
duties to the company for which
they are acting as directors,
without the clear, unequivocal
consent of the compariy.

Directors may be given such
consent in the provisions of the
articles of ‘association of the
company, or by an ordinary res-
olution of the company.

As a corollary to the principle
under which the conflict of
interest of directors operates,

directors are also prohibited .

from gaining a profit or obtain-
ing some benefit by using pro-
prietary information, trade
secrets or opportunities that
may belong to or derive from
the company for which they act
as directors.

Duty to manage the
company

Section 84 of the Companies
Act 1992 (as amended) and Sec-

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Stocks
soar on
growth
outlook

BY TIM PARADIS
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Wall Street
rallied sharply Wednesday after

an economic assessment by the
Federal Reserve ignited inves-
tor hopes that the central bank
has warmed to the idea of low-
ering short-term interest rates.
Largely thanks to Wednes-
_ day’s triple-digit gains, the Dow
_* Jones industrials have surged.
337 points this week, the best
. three-day performance. for the
blue chip average since Novem-
ber 2004.

Investors had netvously
awaited the economic state-
ment that accompanied the

_ Fed’s decision to leave short-
term interest rates unchanged
at 5.25 percent, and were |

encouraged that the central
bank didn’t refer to the possibil-
ity of “additional firming” of
rates as it did in January.

Policy makers said “future

policy adjustments” will.

ae depend on inflation and growth:
— eee language that .



2a ne
remains vigilant about the 2
threat of inflation, though.

The market was also relieved )

that the central bank left in
place language in its statement
that it still expects the economy
will “continue to expand at a
moderate pace.”

The Dow soared 159. 42, or

1.30 percent, to 12,447.52, after
_ having been flat until the Fed _
It was the |

announcement.
index’s biggest one-day point
gain since July 24.

_ Broader stock indicators also |

posted strong gains.
The Standard & Poor’s 500
index jumped 24.10, or 1.71 per-

cent, to 1,435.04, and the Nasdaq _ 4
composite index advanced |

47.71, or 1.98 percent, to 2,455.92.

‘The Dow is still down 0.13 on.

the year, but the S&P 500 and

Nasdag are now up by more

than 1 percent. :

Bonds rose following the Fed
decision.

The yield on the benchmark
10-year Treasury note fell to
4.54 percent from 4.55 percent

" late Tuesday.

‘The yield on the two-year
note briefly fell below that of
the 10-year for the first time
since August 2006 — a positive
sign, given that some say that a
market with short-term yields
exceeding long-term yields por-
tends a recession.

_ The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
‘gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up
36 cents at $59.61 per barrel on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange.

A> government Tepore
showed U.S. crude oil invento-
ties rose again last week, but
_ gasoline stocks fell more than

analysts expected. .

Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 5 to 1
on the New York Stock
Exchange after being nearly
even before the Fed’s
announcement. Volume came
to 1.63 billion shares, up from

‘ 146 billion on Tuesday.

-. The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 13.87, or
1.75 percent, to 807.47.

Overseas, markets in Japan
were closed for a holiday. Brit-
ain’s FTSE 100 closed up 0.59
percent, Germany’s DAX index
added 0.18 percent, and France’s
CAC-40 slipped 0.02 percent.





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id that waitress just sneeze on you? Wipe off
D those germs and consider this: Maybe she
doesn’t receive sick leave and needs the money.

But change is in the works,

sniffles. Legislation has been proposed nationally and
several states to require employ-
ers give paid sick days to millions
of workers who don’t receive

frontier in the effort to make
America’s workplaces more fami-
ly-friendly,” said Debra Ness,
president of the National Partner-
' ship for Women & Families. off.”
This issue is important to many
states because of their heavy ser-
vice-oriented economy full of
hourly employees who style our
hair, ring up our purchases, shelve
the products we buy and greet our
area’s hotel guests. Most of these
workers must weigh their options
when illness strikes. Is this stom-
ach flu bad enough to sacrifice a
| day’s pay?

Roy Lamb, a formerly homeless Miami school bus
driver, says he religiously pops vitamins and prays for
good heath. He now lives in Carrfour’s subsidized hous-
ing in Miami but barely meets expenses. So even if flu
symptoms catch him off guard, he’s still going to work.
“I need the money” Lamb explains.

Under federal law, businesses need not provide a
single day of sick pay to their workers. If passed, the

THURSDAY, MARCH ae 2007

and it just might be the
to stay home with her

sick days are the next





“PROPOSED LEGISLATION MAY BRING
PAID SICK DAYS TO MILLIONS OF WORKERS

federal bill (known as the Healthy Families Act) would
require employers with 15 or more employees to give
employees up to seven paid sick days a year.

The benefit could also be used by the employee to
care for members of their family who are ill or who
need to go to doctor.

The Florida bill would require up employers give up
to 614 paid sick days a year, depending on the size of the
business. From Miami’s Eighth Street to D.C’s business
district, employer reaction has been mixed. Cost is only
one reason some businesses oppose mandatory paid
sick leave.

In downtown Miami, one electronics store owner
with multiple locations considers it “an invitation for
employees to say they’re sick when they just want time

One national small-business organization says paid
sick leave would make it harder to recruit good work-
ers. Bill Herrle, Florida executive director for the
National Federation of Independent Business, says lur-
ing employees to small businesses already can be a
tough task. By mandating paid sick leave, Herrle says, it
takes away the ability to offer sick pay as a benefit “and
compete for good employees,” he said.

But do small businesses really use this lure?

Most low-wage hourly workers — 79 percent —
not have a single paid sick day to care for themselves or |
family members. Even workers at big businesses lack
benefits. ACORN (Association of Community Organi-
zations for Reform Now) recently surveyed 50 large
food service and retail companies in America and found
almost half — including McDonald’s, Darden Restau-
rants and Kohl’s stores — offered no paid sick days to
hourly employees.

E-mail comments to cgoodman@MiamiHerald.com. |

US.: Airbus threatens Boeing

@ The European Union
rejected U.S. damage
claims, saying the United
States has failed to show
how financing for Airbus has
led to Boeing’s lost sales or
lowered prices.

BY BRADLEY S. KLAPPER
Associated Press

GENEVA — Airbus has
taken advantage of decades of
European subsidies worth the
equivalent of more than $100
billion to capture long-standing
Boeing customers and become
the world’s largest seller of
planes, U.S. officials told a
WTO investigative panel.

The strategy will continue to
hurt the American plane manu-
facturer unless the World
Trade Organization takes
action, the United States said in



KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP
READY FOR TAKEOFF: An
Airbus A380 departs from
Los Angeles International
Airport on Tuesday.

opening its case alleging illegal

support for Airbus by the Euro-
pean Union.
The European Union

rejected the claims, saying the
United States has failed to
show how financing for France-
based Airbus has led to lost
sales or lowered prices.

The two sides released their
prepared statements late Tues-
day and on Wednesday. Long-
term loans granted by Euro-
pean governments at below-
market rates have “enabled Air-
bus to launch a series of large
civil aircraft models at a scale
and a pace that would have
been impossible without subsi-
dies,” the U.S. said at Tuesday’s
hearing.

According to international
trade rules, government sup-
port in manufacturing is illegal
if another WTO member can
prove that the subsidy has
harmed one of its companies or
industries.

The United States estimates
Airbus received $15 billion in
financing from the 27-nation
European Union and its mem-
ber states.

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INTERNATIONAL EDITION

FEDERAL RESERVE

Fed keeps
interest
rates
steady

f@ Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
and his colleagues left an
important interest rate
unchanged at 5.25 percent. This
was the Fed’s sixth meeting ina
row without budging the rate.

BY JEANNINE AVERSA

Associated Press

Bi WASHINGTON — The Federal
; | Reserve held interest rates steady on
Wednesday and raised the possibility
they could be cut in the months
ahead, igniting a rally on Wall Street,
where investors are thirsting for a
reduction.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and
his central bank colleagues left an
important interest rate unchanged at
5.25 percent, the sixth straight meet-
ing: without budging the rate. The
decision was unanimous.

On Wall Street, stocks rose
sharply. The Dow Jones industrials
closed up 159.42 points at 12,447.52 in
the index’s biggest one-day gain since
July 24.

The Fed’s decision means that
commercial banks’ prime interest
rate — for certain credit cards, home
equity lines of credit and other loans
— stays at 8.25 percent. The Fed has
left rates alone since August, giving
borrowers time to catch their breath
after two years of steadily rising
rates.

In an important change, Fed poli-
cymakers got rid of language from
previous policy statements that sug-
gested their next move could be a
rate increase. Instead, the Fed is now
widening its options and raising the
possibility that rates also could:go-
down. Investors are betting the Fed
will cut rates later this year to guard
against any undue economic weak- -
ness. Many economists predict the
central bank will probably start cut-
ting rates early next year.

“The needle has shifted a little
more to the center. I think they are
more open to easing rates than they
would have been several months
back,” said Lynn Reaser, chief econo-
mist at Bank of America’s Investment
Strategies Group. “They are moving
away from the notion there could
only be a rate increase.”

The Fed is still sticking to its fore-
cast that inflation should recede over
time and that the economy — despite
strains from the housing slump and
troubles facing lenders and borrow-
ers of risky mortgages — should log
moderate growth over the coming
quarters. That being said, the Fed did
slightly downgrade its assessment of
current economic conditions, saying
recent barometers “have been
mixed.” In contrast, at its previous
/ meeting in late January, the Fed said
recent indicators “suggested some-
what firmer economic growth.”
| Similarly, the Fed on Wednesday
| talked about the ongoing “adjust-
| ment” taking place in the housing
| sector.
|

do

The Fed didn’t mention any “ten-

tative signs of stabilization,” as it had

| in January, a view that led some to

| hope that the painful housing slump
could be improving somewhat.

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Uere Hobson loads packages into her
truck at a FedEx station in Nashville,
Tenn., on Wednesday. A slowing
economy, severe winter storms and lower
fuel surcharges contributed to a 2 percent
decline in FedEx’s third-quarter profit.








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e COFFEE



YOUNG INVESTOR: Dustin Doty, 13, eats a pastry as he
waits before the annual Starbucks shareholders
meeting, Wednesday, in Seattle. Doty’s mother
purchased his first Starbucks shares for him in 2006.

Starbucks chair tries
to soothe shareholders

From Herald Wire Services

SEATTLE — Starbucks (SBUX) doesn’t plan to slow its
ambitious growth, despite recently publicized worries about
weakening the coffeehouse titan’s brand, Chairman Howard

| HERALD | MiamiHerald.com

BUSINESS BRIEFS

ELAINE THOMPSON/AP |





Schultz told investors Wednesday. |
At Starbucks’ annual meeting, Schultz also lamented a

slide in the company’s stock price and assured shareholders
Starbucks would strive to uphold its efforts at corporate

responsibility.

“T’m here to tell you that I believe that there’s never been a

better time to be a Starbucks shareholder,” Schultz told the

crowd.

Schultz’s comments came as some negative headlines,
questions about brand strategy, and investor concerns about
operating numbers have knocked about 20 percent off the
stock’s price since a 52-week high in November.

e SATELLITE RADIO

SIRIUS SAYS XM BUY
GOOD FOR CUSTOMERS

Sirius Satellite Radio
(SIRI) is promising more
programming choices and
lower pricing options as part
of an effort to convince fed-
eral regulators to approve
its proposed acquisition of
rival XM Satellite Radio
CXMSR).

The deal still faces oppo-
sition from several con-
sumer groups, however, and
what’s certain to be a tough
regulatory review in Wash-
ington by antitrust authori-
ties and the Federal Com-
munications Commission.

In an application submit-
ted to the FCC, Sirius said
the combined firm would
allow subscribers more flex-
ibility in choosing program-
ming options, including a
lower price if they elect to
get fewer channels.

e PETROLEUM

CRUDE OIL PRICES
RISE MODESTLY

Crude oil prices edged
higher Wednesday after the
U.S. government said gaso-
line inventories dropped for
the sixth straight week,
keeping worries alive that
supplies will be tight going
into the peak driving season.

Gas prices slipped,
though, as the government
report showed U.S. refiner-
ies ramped up production
last week and that crude
imports rose — indicating
that it’s possible for supplies
to catch up before summer
demand is in full swing.

© NEW CHIEF OF TOTAL
HELD FOR QUESTIONING

The new CEO of oil giant
Total (TOT) was held for
questioning Wednesday in
an investigationintothe
group’s activities in Iran, the
latest legal challenge for
France’s biggest company
and its embattled chief.

Christophe de Margerie
took over as CEO in Febru-
ary of a company facing
sinking profits amid lower
hydrocarbon output, rising
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STAR WITNESS COMING
UP IN BLACK TRIAL

An attorney criminally
charged with helping former
media mogul Conrad Black
swindle the Hollinger
newspaper empire out of
$60 million was a news busi-
ness “outsider” who did the
best job he could, his lawyer
told a federal court jury
Wednesday. ;

Defense attorneys were
wrapping up opening state-
ments on the'second day of
the trial, which is expected
to last 12 to 16 weeks. Pros-
ecutors hoped to call their
first witness Wednesday
afternoon.

Prosecutors plan to call
as their star witness F. David
Radler, the No. 2 man in
Black’s climb from owner-
ship of a small Canadian
newspaper to the helm of a
global media conglomerate.

Black and his three co-de-
fendants are accused of
swindling Hollinger share-
holders out of $60 mil! »n by
selling off hundreds of com-
munity newspapers and tak-
ing payments from the buy-
ers on the side.



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BERTELSMANN PROFIT
MORE THAN DOUBLED

Media group Bertels-
mann said Wednesday that
its profit more than doubled
last year thanks to the sale of
its music publishing group
and improved earnings from
broadcaster RTL, which i
benefitted from a stronger
European advertising mar- —
ket.

Net profit came in at 2.42
billion euros ($3.2 billion),
up from 1.04 billion euros in
2005. Overall revenue
increased 7.9 percent to
$25.7 billion.

_ The net profit figure
included proceeds from the
sale of the music publishing
group to Vivendi, which
were partly offset by costs
from restructuring at its
Direct Group book and
record club division and at
its BMG music division.
Overall, the special items
produced a net gain of $1.54
billion for the privately held
company.





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4B

Billionaire Perelman’s $1.58B
award reversed in Sunbeam suit

BY JOE BEL BRUNO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Morgan
Stanley has won a reversal of a

$1.58 billion verdict handed to
billionaire Ron Perelman for
misleading him in a deal to sell
Coleman to appliance maker
Sunbeam.

The Florida Court of
Appeal in West Palm Beach
ruled the New York-based
investment bank was punished
unfairly for destroying e-mails
involved in the transaction.
The latest decision will be
appealed in a case that could
end up in the Florida Supreme
Court.

Perelman, the chairman of
cosmetics giant Revlon,
accused Morgan Stanley of
conspiring with client Sun-
beam to mislead him about the
company’s financial health.
Because of this, he sold camp-
ing supplies maker Coleman
Co. to Sunbeam in 1988 —
months before Sunbeam

AUTOMOTIVE

restated earnings and ahead of
its 2001 bankruptcy.

After the 2-1 vote, Judge
Carole Y. Taylor wrote in her
opinion that because there
was no proof at trial on the
correct measure of damages,
the final judgment for com-
pensatory damages should be
reversed. ,

The original verdict on
behalf of Perelman was seen
as a major slam against Mor-
gan Stanley’s management,
especially then-Chief Execu-
tive Philip Purcell. Coupled
with lackluster earnings and a
sagging stock price, a share-
holder revolt forced him out in
June 2005 and replaced him
with John Mack.

The new regime at Morgan
Stanley immediately hired
new lawyers to overturn the
verdict. The company could
free up some $360 million it
set aside after the verdict that
was earmarked to pay off a
legal settlement.

“This is clearly a victory,”
Morgan Stanley Chief Finan-
cial Officer David Sidwell said
in a conference call with ana-
lysts after the company
reported first-quarter results.
“Obviously we have to go
through it in detail and work it
out, and obviously there are
additional steps the cther
party could take.”

In a statement, Perelman
said he was disappointed by
the ruling but believes he ulti-
mately will prevail in a higher
appeal.

In the 2005 trial, Perelman
said he relied on Morgan Stan-
ley’s statements — and was
fooled into a deal that allotted
him Sunbeam shares as part of
the Coleman sale.

Morgan Stanley maintained
there was no criminal intent in
destroying e-mails related to
the deal because it was not
known at the time they were
written that the information
was inaccurate. But the trial

judge found Morgan Stanley to
be at fault for not turning over
the e-mails and instructed a
jury to assume the firm was
guilty of defrauding Perelman
and Coleman.

Jurors awarded Perelman
$604 million in actual damages
and $850 million in punitive
damages. Another $123 million
in interest was later added.

The verdict comes on the
same day Morgan Stanley
reported a profit of $2.66 bil-
lion, or $2.51 per share, up
from $1.57 billion, or $1.48 per
share, a year earlier. Revenue
jumped 29 percent to $11 bil-
lion.

Wall Street analysts were
expecting $1.88 per share
profit on revenues of $9.42 bil-
lion, according to Thomson
Financial.

Shares of the company
surged $5.22, or 6.9 percent, to
close at $81.33 on the New
York Stock Exchange.

More time now OK between oil changes

BY TOM KRISHNER
Associated Press

DETROIT — Most major
automakers agree: The adage
that you should change your
car’s oil every 3,000 miles is
outdated, and even 5,000 miles
may be too often.

Ford became the latest
manufacturer to extend its oil
life guidelines, making public
that it is raising the recom-
mended oil change interval
from 5,000 miles to 7,500 on
its newly redesigned 2007
models and all subsequent
redesigned or new models.

The company, like many
other manufacturers, said
Tuesday that higher oil quality
standards and new engine
designs were responsible for
the change, which affects vehi-
cles. driven under normal con-
ditions.

“The oils have advanced a
lot since the days when 3,000
miles were the typical oil
drains,” said ‘Dennis Bach-
elder, senior engineer for the
American Petroleum Institute,
an industry organization that
sets quality standards.
“They’re certainly more

‘robust than the oils of 10, 15

years ago.”

These days, motor oils start
with a higher-quality base oil
than in the past, and they have
more antioxidants that make
lubricating properties last lon-
ger and other additives that
keep deposits from forming on
engines, Bachelder said.

PROOF TESTS

Pete Misangyi, Ford’s
supervisor of fuel lubricants,
said the company conducted
numerous fleet and laboratory
tests with newer oils before it
raised the interval.

“That allows more comfort,
if you will, in extending the
intervals using the new oils,”
he said.

Some manufacturers, such
as Honda and General Motors,
have stopped making recom-

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MCT FILE

EXTENDED OIL LIFE: The 2007 Ford Edge is shown in San Francisco. Ford this week
raised its recommended oil change interval from 5,000 miles to 7,500 on newly

redesigned 2007 models.

mendations on all or most of
their models, instead relying
on sensors that measure oil
temperature extremes and
engine revolutions over time
to calculate oil life and tell
drivers when to get the lubri-
cant changed. Oil can lose its
lubricating properties if it runs
at too low or too high of a tem-
perature.

Peter Lord, executive direc-
tor of GM’s service operations,
said oil can last 12,000 miles or
even more for many drivers
who don’t run their vehicles in
extreme heat or cold or tow
heavy loads.

“It really does depend on
the individual customer and
how they’ve used the vehicle,”
he said.

Ford said it has found that
its customers like a set mileage
for service rather than wait for
a sensor to tell them what to
do.

For those who don’t believe
the sensors, Lord says GM has
reams of data showing that
they’re reliable, and they
notify drivers far in advance of
when a change is necessary.

“We are absolutely confi-
dent of the technology. We
back it with a 100,000 mile
powertrain warranty now, so
there’s no doubt in our mind
that this technology works,”
he said.

SAVES MONEY

The longer oil life can save
customers money. Ford esti-
mates that drivers would save
$600 over a five-year period
by going from 5,000 miles to
7,500 between oil changes.

“From an environmental
perspective we can save an
enormous amount of oil,” Lord
said. “There’s no point in
wasting precious oil changing
it prematurely. And we don’t

have to dispose of so much
waste oil, either.”
When to change oil is not
without controversy, though.
Toyota reduced its change

interval from 7,500 miles to:

5,000 in 2004 in part because it
found that more drivers ran
their vehicles under severe
stop-and-start and short trip
conditions that cause oil to
deteriorate more quickly, said
company spokesman Bill
Kwong.

Toyota also had an oil
sludge buildup problem on
less than 1 percent of its
1997-2002 model year vehicles,
Kwong said. Changing the oil
more frequently prevents the
sludge problem, which he said
was caused by owners going
more than 7,500 miles before
changing oil. The company
lengthened warranty coverage
on the affected engines to han-
dle the problem, Kwong said.

China shares finish at record high,

erasing losses from February

SHANGHAI — (AP) —
Chinese stocks rose to a
record Wednesday, marking a
complete recovery from their
late February swoon that
sparked a selloff in global
financial markets.

Gains in real estate stocks
lifted the benchmark Shanghai
Composite Index 0.8 percent
to 3,057.38, breaking the previ-
ous closing high set Feb. 26, a
day before it plunged nearly 9
percent. That drop sparked
declines in New York, London
and through much of Asia for
about a week.

The key index on China’s
smaller market in Shenzhen
rose L4 percent to 805.68, also
a record high.

Analysts said they expect
further gains in the near-term
for the market, although “gains

won’t come as easily as
before,” said Tang Xiaosheng,
an analyst at Guosen Securi-
ties.

“The blue chips’ valuations
are no longer attractive after
recent rises and many inves-
tors would wait for their first-
quarter earnings for trading
clues,” Tang said.

Listed firms generally pub-
lish their quarterly results in
April and May.

Real estate companies ral-
lied amid speculation that the
central bank will raise yuan
rates at a quicker pace after
Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan said
China doesn’t intend to build
more foreign exchange
reserves.

In an interview with the
EmergingMarkets newspaper
distributed Tuesday at a meet-

ing in Guatemala City, Zhou
was quoted as saying China’s
monetary authority doesn’t
“intend to go further and accu-
mulate [foreign] reserves.” He
added that “many people say
that foreign exchange reserves
in China are [already] large
enough.”

It wasn’t clear how China
might limit its currency
reserves, which total more
than $1 trillion, and are rising
around $20 billion a month.

Zhou was in Guatemala’s
capital for the annual Inter-
American Development Bank
meeting.

Property companies rank
stand to benefit from a stron-
ger yuan because their land
and property holdings are
denominated in local cur-
rency, analysts said.

Swoon

Shanghai Lujiazui Finance
& Trade Zone Development, a
flagship developer in the city,
jumped 10 percent to 18.44
yuan. Beijing Huaye Reales-
tate rose 9.7 percent to 12.05
yuan and Shanghai Jinqiao
Export Processing Zone
Development advanced 5.5
percent to 14.30 yuan.

Banks also closed higher,
helping lift the market, as their
yuan-denominated assets
could also get a boost from
yuan rises.

Shanghai Pudong Develop-
ment Bank finished up 4.6 per-
cent at 26.17 yuan and China
Minsheng Banking rose 1 per-
cent to 11.89 yuan. UBS
upgraded Minsheng to “buy”
from “neutral” and raised the
price target for the lender to
14.40 yuan from 11.40 yuan.

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Business plan woes
ehind firm failures

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE majority of small
business ventures in the
Bahamas fail because per-
sons do not have a clear
business plan and do not
seek the professional help
they require to make them
successful.

In an effort to reverse this
trend, Mark A Turnquest
and Associates Consultan-
cy, in collaboration with the
Small Business Resource
Centre, hosted a business

seminar at the weekend to
assist entrepreneurs in siart-
ing or maintaining their own
business:

The seminar introduced a
new support mechanism -
the Business Survival Pro-
gramme - whose goal is to
“reduce the costs/expenses
of obtaining professional
and business support ser-
vices/ products for small to
mid-sized businesses, and to
provide access to a network
of successful businesses”.

According to Mr Turn-
quest, many persons do not
seek the professional ser-

vices they need, such as
attorneys, accountants or
business consultants, to assist
in the creation of business
plans simply because they
do not have the funds to do
so.

Mr Turnquest encouraged
these professionals to tailor
affordable packages for
aspiring business owners for
the development of the
Bahamas.

Featured speakers at Sat-
urday’s seminar included
Tanya Wright of the Bank
of the Bahamas Interna-
tional, who spoke of the

Fed holds US
tates steady

By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Federal Reserve held inter-
est rates steady on Wednesday
and raised the possibility they
could be cut in the months
ahead, igniting a rally on Wall
Street where investors are
thirsting for a reduction.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke '

and his central bank colleagues
left an important interest rate
unchanged at 5.25 percent, the
sixth straight meeting without
budging the rate. The decision
was unanimous.

On Wall Street, stocks rose
sharply. The Dow Jones indus-
trials closed up 159.42 points at

12,447.52 in the index’s biggest ™

one-day gain since July 247:
The Fed’s decision means
that commercial banks’ prime
interest rate — for certain cred-
it cards, home equity lines of
credit and other loans— stays
at 8.25 percent. The Fed has left
rates alone since August, giv-
ing borrowers time to catch
their breath after two years o
steadily rising rates.

In an important change, Fed
policymakers got rid of lan-
guage from previous policy
statements that suggested their
next move could be a rate
increase. Instead, the Fed is now
widening its options and rais-
ing the possibility that rates also
could go down.

Investors are betting the Fed
will cut rates later this year to
guard against any undue eco-
nomic weakness. Many econo-

mists predict the central bank
will probably start cutting rates
early next year.

“The needle has shifted a lit-
tle more to the center. I think
they are more open to easing
rates than they would have been
several months back,” said
Lynn Reaser, chief economist
at Bank of America’s Invest-
ment Strategies Group. “They
are moving away from the
notion there could only be a
rate increase.”

The Fed is still sticking to its
forecast that inflation should
recede over time and that the
economy — despite strains from
the housing slump and troubles
facing lenders and borrowers of

risky mortgages — should log °
Moderate growth over the com-
ing quarters..

That being. said, the Fed'did

» slightly downgrade its -assess-

ment of current economic con-
ditions, saying recent barome-
ters “have been mixed.” In con-
trast, at its previous meeting in
late January, the Fed said recent
indicators “suggested somewhat
firmer economic growth.”

Similarly, the Fed on
Wednesday talked about the
ongoing “adjustment” taking
place in the housing sector. The
Fed didn’t mention any “tenta-
tive signs of stabilization,” as it
had in January, a view that led
some to hope that the painful
housing slump could be improv-
ing somewhat.

The economy has been feel-
ing the strain of the housing
slump. Economic growth in the
final quarter of last year clocked
in at a 2.2 percent pace, a slug-

gish performance that is expect-
ed to continue in coming
months.

Investment in home building
in the fourth quarter was
slashed by 19.1 percent on an
annualized basis, the steepest
decline in 15 years.

Even with lackluster eco-
nomic growth, however, the
jobs market remains in good

_ shape. The unemployment rate

dropped to 4.5 percent in Feb-
ruary and workers got fatter
paychecks even as bad winter
weather sent a chill through
USS. job growth.

Inflation, meanwhile, is still
running above the Fed’s 1 per-
cent to 2 percent comfort zone.
An inflation gauge closely
watched by the Fed that
excludes volatilé efiergy and
food, was up 2.3 percent for the
12 months ending in January.

After citing some inflation
improvements in its last state-
ment, the Fed this time noted
that underlying inflation read-
ings have been “somewhat ele-
vated” recently.

Fed policymakers continued
to make clear that the biggest
risk to the economy is inflation.

The “predominant policy
concern remains the risk that
inflation will fail to moderate
as expected,” Fed policymak-
ers said.

To fend off inflation, the Fed
steadily boosted interest rates
for two years, the longest stretch
in its history. But since last sum-
mer, it has left rates alone. The
Fed’s goal is to slow the econo-
my sufficiently to thwart infla-
tion.

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cut. The Fed indicated that it
remains vigilant about the
threat of inflation, though.

The market was also relieved
that the central bank left in
place language in its statement
that it still expects the econo-
my will “continue to expand at
a moderate pace.”

While a slowdown in the
economy likely would quell the
threat of inflation and perhaps
open the way for a rate cut it
would also dent corporate prof-
its.

“T think it did a bit to assuage
the equity market’s concerns
that the Fed understands there
is a possibility that the drag on
the consumer could bring GDP
down below where they
expect,” said Quincy Krosby,
chief investment strategist at
The Hartford, referring to gross
domestic product — the broad-
est measure of the economy.

“They made it clear that they
remain data-dependent. How-
ever, given the data they have
today they see an economy that
is still expanding, albeit more
slowly.”

The Dow soared 159.42, or
1.30 per cent, to 12,447.52, after
having been flat until the Fed
announcement. It was the
index’s biggest one-day point
gain since July 24.

Broader stock indicators also
posted strong gains. The Stan-
dard & Poor’s 500 index
jumped 24.10, or 1:71 per cent,
to 1,435.04, and the Nasdaq
composite index advanced
47.71, or 1.98 per cent, to
2,455.92.

The Dow is still down 0.13 on
the year, but the S&P 500 and
Nasdaq are now up by more
than one per cent.

Bonds rose following the Fed
decision. The yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note fell to 4.54 per cent from
4.55 per cent late Tuesday. The
yield on the two-year note
briefly fell below that of the 10-
year for the first time since
August 2006 — a positive sign,
given that some say that a mar-
ket with short-term yields
exceeding long-term yields por-
tends a recession.

The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies, while
gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up
36 cents at $59.61 per barrel on
the New York Mercantile
Exchange. A government
report showed U.S. crude oil
inventories rose again last week,
but gasoline stocks fell more
than analysts expected.

The Fed’s reflections on the
economy served as a calming
voice on Wall Street after grow-
ing unease about economic
growth worldwide helped spark
a February 27 selloff that saw a
416-point drop in the Dow. The
Dow is now 185 points, or 1.5
per cent, lower than it was on
Feb. 26, before that plunge.

With Wednesday’s decision,
the Fed has left short-term
interest rates, the rate banks
charge each other for overnight
loans, unchanged for six straight
meetings after a string of 17
straight increases that began in
2004.

Though removing the refer-
ence to “additional firming”
seemed to suggest to some
investors that the central bank
has softened its stance toward
raising rates, analysts pointed
out the Fed still noted that
“inflation risks remain,” and
that “recent readings on core
inflation have been somewhat
elevated.”

“By the initial rally it seems
like the market is saying the
statement is less hawkish and
the market is setting up for
them to be balanced at the next
meeting. Although I believe
that they’re going toward that
direction, I think their state-
ment isn’t a clear signal that
they’re there yet,” said Sean
Simko, head of fixed income
management at SEI Invest-
ments.

“They have to remain data-
dependent,” he said of the Fed.
“Tf they take their inflation bias
off, they risk losing their credi-
bility.”

The relief over the statement
Wednesday could be short-lived
if new data arrives in the com-
ing weeks showing inflation
ramping up. Market watchers

will remember that Fed’s deci-
sion to leave rates unchanged
last month led to an initial ela-
tion that helped bring the Dow
to its 31st record high since
October — but'that elation
wore off a week later when wor-
ries emerged related to plum-
meting markets overseas, the
faltering subprime mortgage
market, dollar weakness versus
the yen, and the possibility of
a recession.

While most of Wall Street’s
attention Wednesday was
squarely on the Fed, a few key
earnings reports also drew inter-
est. Morgan Stanley’s fiscal first-
quarter earnings and revenue
blew past Wall Street’s esti-
mates and FedEx Corp.’s fiscal
third-quarter earnings came in
stronger than expected but the
shipping company warned prof-
its in the coming fiscal year
could fall below its expectations.

Morgan Stanley rose $4.66,
or 6.1 per cent, to $80.77, while
FedEx fell $1.30 to $110.99.

Software companies showed
gains. An acquisitive Oracle
Corp. indicated its expansion
plans might be reaping divi-
dends as its fiscal third-quarter
earnings and new software sales
topped Wall Street’s expecta-
tions. Oracle advanced 62 cents,
or 3.5 per cent, to $18.17.

Adobe Systems Inc. rose
$2.56, or 6.3 per.cent, to $43.30
after the company reported its
first-quarter results topped Wall
Street’s expectations and the
company increased its profit
forecast.

Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about five to
one on the New York Stock
Exchange after being nearly
even before the Fed’s
announcement. Volume came
to 1.63 billion shares, up from
1.46 billion on Tuesday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 13.87,
or 1.75 per cent, to 807.47.

Overseas, markets in Japan
were closed for a holiday.
Britain’s FTSE 100 closed up
0.59 per cent, Germany’s DAX
index added 0.18-per cent, and

France’s CAC-40 slipped 0.02 -

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CROWN ALLOTMENT NO. 77
MURPHY TOWN, ABACO

All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment
No. 77, of Murphy Town, Abaco Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single storey single family concerete building. This house

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 7B



KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.





is less than 5 year old and is in good condition with approximately 1,750
sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room,
dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There is no significant
improvements or deterioration evident. The property is very well drained
and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial
stages. All major public and private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property bounderies are clearly

delineated.

; Appraisal: $167,580.00

The subject property is situate off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco and is painted light yellow
trimmed dark yellow.

Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance
to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st
corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.



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Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
ELEUTHERA

Alll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is
also a unit to this structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an average of approximately
$600 to $800 per month. There is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building, with an
area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is
flat and properly landscaped.

DUNDAS TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO

All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft.
being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment
1 this land is rectangular in shape with dimensions of 80
ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a
concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x40.
This house is an approximate 30 year old single family,
residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,
living/dining area and kitchen. This house is in fairly
good condition for its age with a projected future life
of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
45ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an:hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.

Appraisal: $90,000.00



Appraisal: $177,412.00

This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately
. : . oaks k , ; : 1,200 ft Northerly from four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted white

trimmed teal green. .

LOT NO. 24, FRELIA SUBDIVISION

All that lot of land having an area of 6,724 sq. ft. being lot
| No. 24 of the subdivision known and designated as Frelia
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern
District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 4 year old single storey residence consisting
of approximately 1,223 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room. The land is flat and slightly below the level of
the roadway, but was brought up to road level by land fill
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy

: rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with
minimal landscaping in place. The yard is open at the front and enclosed on its sides and back
with 7ft chain linked fencing. Remedial work required to the house includes repair of cracks in the
partitions belts and columns. ; :

Appraisal: $161,000.00

Travel south on Sir Milo Butler Highway until you get to Fire Trail Road. Turn left onto Fire Trail
Road, go all the way to the last bend right, take first left then first right the subject house is the
5th house right painted white trimmed yellow.

LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot
no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated
in the central district of New Providence this property is
ssj comprised of a 35 year old single family, single story residence
7 encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
| area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and
an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms
and an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is
by 2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and
level with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting
of lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with
stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading to a single covered
carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed measuring of approximately

143 sq. ft.

Appraisal: $133,570.00
Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner
right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property’on the left side'painted orange with red/white
trim.

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(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) | LoT No. 370 GRENADA CLOSE
ELEUTHERA GOLDEN GATES #2 (Nassau)

All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot
370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated
as Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the Southwestern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised
of 25 years old single family residence consisting of
approximately 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with
3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen.
The Land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low
shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.

~ Appraisal: $235,638.00 __ Appraisal: $149,405.60
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower —_ Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates
Bogue. Shopping Center, take 1st corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then
first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject property is the 2nd property left
house #4 painted peach trimmed black. :



All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this
site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,
dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room,
with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06.
Property also includes a double car garage, and front
entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75.
This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass,
fiascos and some fruit trees.



ABACO LOT NO. 120 MURPHY TOWN

All that lot of land and improvements having an area
of 5,040 sq. ft. being portion of lot# 120 of the original
Murphy Town Crown allotments Abaco Bahamas.
This property is comprised of a two storey concrete
and wood structure still under construction consisting
of approximately 1,728 sq. ft. of enclosed living space.
The said building is utilized as a triplex apartment
complex, with a 2 bedroom dwelling on the upper
storey. The lower portion of the building houses two
units, each with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, living/dining
and kitchen spaces. The building is in average
condition and appears to be structurally sound. The
building also demonstrates a need for schelued
maintenance. The property is partially landscape with
boundaries clearly delineated. All major private and public utilities are situate within one hundred
ft of the property site.

LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the
S subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
: ei subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the
| : j Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
: “ccs. 8889 is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
seg ell TE ALT Huy ©! with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
TUSSI USHA «ERED | consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed
living area, front porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380.
The building is a two storey house. Besides the
efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-
bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining
room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate
control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy
periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with
flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard . Pe
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco
metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back. '



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APPRAISAL: $154,476.00

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th right, then 1st right. The
subject house is the 2nd house on the right side painted beige trimmed white.

VACANT PROPERTIES

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of
surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low
ee and ae ce coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger
under normal conditions.





RAINBOW SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 3 BLOCK 27 (ELEUTHERA)
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded
about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. east and about 99.94 ft south of Rainbow Hill Circul 139.91 ft west, all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $37,440.00



NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level.
This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511
sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00

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Spring clean your finances by
clearing out paper, updating -
budget and digging out of deb

@ By EILEEN ALT
POWELL
AP Business Writer



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from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
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area or have won an
award.

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NEW YORK (AP) —
Spring is the season of renew-
al — the time to get out the
gardening tools, begin a new
exercise program or tackle the

dirt that’s accumulated in the The main thing to look for i





house. : me Catherine Williams a revised budget is ways t
It also can be a good time tO me ee reduce spending, she said. Th:
spring clean your finances. Pea EIE eT REE Rey TaRee Ee frees money for saving or pay

“A little work now will make ing down debt.
things easier as the year goes deductions for at least three three main credit reporting Ginita Wall, a certifiec
on,” said Catherine Williams, years. Statements dealing with agencies —— Equifax, Experian financial planner based in Sa
les?” she asks. “Or, canI check investments and home owner- and TransUnion. Diego, suggested there are
my balances online and paya___ ship should be retained as long “Be proactive and challenge lessons to be learned in that
couple of bucks afew months as the assets are owned. anything that’s inaccurate,” traditional rite of spring — the
down the line to get a copy of Next, get a copy of your Williams said. “Then you’re preparation of federal and
an old statement I might credit report at www.annual- ready should you want to _ state income tax returns.
need?” creditreport.com or by calling make a major purchase later “If you had trouble getting

On the other hand, Williams __ the toll-free number 877-322- _in the year.” your documents together, set

says, “don’t forget the tax 8228. The Fair and Accurate Williams is a big fan of dust- up some empty file folders or-
man.” That means consumers Credit Transactions Act of ing off your budget and your envelopes to put this coming
need to keep the documents 2003 allows consumers to geta debt repayment plans in the year’s tax receipts in as you
related to income as well as___ free copy of their credit report _ spring. receive them so next year’s tax
the receipts for tax credits and every year from each of the “Your budget is nothing season will be easier,” she said’



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Consolidated Water BORs ; . ; The Entrance Examination will be held at the
octor’s Hospita 2 r H 3 r . |

Famguard school on Bernard Road on Thursday, April

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Focol

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Fidelity Bahamas G &| Fund = 3.0988*** numbers 324-8811: 324-3409: or 324-6269
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Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.3945** a
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52wk-Hi - Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity *-9 March 2007
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

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Highly self-motivated person with sharp, :
dynamic personality
Strong interpersonal skills

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO PROVIDE BETTER
HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR ALL BAHAMIANS

Fulltime and able to work weekends
Computer literate

The ideal candidates possessing knowledge in
either furniture sales, fabric sales, plumbing

Today, we examine our de- hardware or tile is preferable.

mand for there to be abso-
_ lute clarity and honesty at
_ the planning stages about

Part four of the series highlights
the forth principle in our
do¢umented Statement of Purpose.

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Salary commensurate with experience.
Please fax resume to: Showroom Sales
327-1691





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what Bahamuians residents — contributors and :

6 , . non-contributors to the scheme — will be getting :
Detailed Breakdown of Be cM ofits under this or any proposed National Health In- MUST SELL ne
Under the SYSTEM: ane surance (NHI) system. We see this as a critical VACANT PROPERTY |-
principle, not only because of our desire for 6

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LT he benefits Of a national health Care aensea oe ee Srey but also be frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on Eastward Drive |*
cause with limited resources in the system, the in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition West, f+.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 9B



3y JOYCE M ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer

YEW YORK (AP) — A small
siness owner should be so lucky —
t as the deadline approaches for
ng income tax returns, a brand-
Â¥ customer arrives with a poten-
ly lucrative deal that needs imme-
te attention. But it’ll mean Form
0 and Schedule C have to wait.
“here’s no reason to panic, as long
ihe owner gets an extension of the
ig deadline — this year, it’s April
— from the IRS. It’s a fairly easy
cess; in fact, for some company
ners, it’s a normal part of running
usiness because it gives them more
ions.
xyob Doyle, president of Doyle
2alth Management Inc. in St.
tersburg, Fla., noted that filing for
extension gives a business owner
ore time to come up with money to
ad retirement plans such as SEPs,
“Simplified Employee Pensions. The

vr

IRS gives employers until the due
date of a return, including extensions
to make those tax-deductible contri-
butions. The same applies to retire-
ment plans known as SIMPLE IRAs.

That can be a big tax savings — ina
SEP, for example, an employer can
deduct up to $44,000 per employee
participating in the plan.

There is a caveat in filing for an
extension. While the IRS gives you
six months, until Oct. 15, to file your
return, you don’t get an extension of
the deadline for paying your tax; you
must make a good-faith estimate of
what you owe the government and
make that payment by April 17. If
you don’t pay your tax now, you'll
start racking up late payment penal-
ties and interest.

But, Doyle noted, “calculate your
tax as though you’re going to fund
the maximum SEP contribution.” So,
you'll be able to take advantage of
the tax savings from the deduction
now. If you’re not sure yet whether

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you'll actually make a retirement plan
contribution, you might still want to
consider getting an extension — you'll
have the flexibility to decide over the
next few months what to do.

“You don’t have to wait, but you'll
have all summer to fund the maxi-
mum SEP” contribution, Doyle said.
“Just because your taxes are done
doesn’t mean you need to file them.”

Extensions

Of course, many owners get exten-
sions because they haven’t been able
to get all their tax records in time —
this often happens in the case of tax-
payers waiting for partnership returns
to be completed — and then there
are the procrastinators who just can’t
get organized. Those in the latter
group, some of whom need annual
extensions, should probably think
about finding an easier way to get
their taxes done. As Doyle pointed
out, they’ll “be faced with the same

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issue on Oct. 10, by human nature.”

The mechanics of getting an exten-
sion are fairly simple. If you're filing
a paper return, you need to get Form
4868, Application for Automatic
Extension of Time to File U.S. Indi-
vidual Income Tax Return. It’s a very
short form, requiring little more than
your name, address, Social Security
number, your estimated tax liability
and the amount you’re paying. You
don’t have to explain why you want
an extension.

You can download a copy of the
form from the IRS Web site,
www.irs.gov. If you’re not computer
savvy, your local library can do this
for you. You might find the form in a
post office or bank, but their supplies
of tax forms can be spotty. You'll
need to enclose a check with the form
to pay your tax.

A tax professional can also file for
an extension, and owners who do
their own returns using tax prep soft-
ware should find Form 4868 in the

program and be able to file it elec- -

tronically. They can pay their taxes.
with credit cards, either by phone or
online; the instructions for Form 4868
explain how to do this.
You have to file for an extension by
the due date of your return. You can’t
get an extension after that time.
There has long been a myth about

extensions — that they make returns - :

more vulnerable to IRS audits — but
tax professionals including Doyle say

that really is a myth, not the reality. .: .
“Nobody knows for certain what} ‘

triggers an audit, but there is no rea-"
son to believe the filing of an exten-
sion is a red flag,” he said. Doyle not-
ed that excessive deductions are more

likely to catch the unwanted atten- : .

tion of the IRS.
Moreover, given the fact that mil

lions of people routinely file for exten- + : 3

sions each year, the government just :

doesn’t have enough staff to audit + te

taxpayers simply because they got
extensions.

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oaytique resort chain, Aman
Résorts, being lined up as the
hs operating partner.

1 Hayward said the Raven
Group project was expected to
cr@ate more than 700 jobs dur-
ing construction, and about 750
petmanent jobs, with the devel-
opers investing $250 million in

“the early stages”.

Â¥t was alleged that Giles Bak-
er,.a Raven Group executive,
had said “that the more pro-
tratted the dispute and receiver-
ship becomes, the greater the
cobcern has become.

“The Raven Group (by Mr
Baker) has advised that it is
considering proceeding with
options outside of Grand
Bahama if further delays are
ocgasioned because of the dis-
pute and the consequent
regeivership, ” Mr Hayward
alleged.

“The expected cost to Port
- Gfoup Ltd and its subsidiary,
Devco, if the Raven Group pro-
posal failed to proceed would
be‘in excess of $100 million.......

The Culmers were appoint-
edeas receivers of the GBPA

The College of The Bahamas

and Port Group Ltd by order
of Supreme Court Justice Jean-
nie Thompson, a development
that also restrained Hannes
Babak, then chairman of both
companies, from being involved
in any managerial or executive
capacity.

The receivership was pushed
by the estate of the late Edward
St George, Sir Jack’s former
business partner, which was
alleging that it was being
excluded from management and
Board decisions, and that its
interests were being harmed by
Sir Jack and Mr Babak. This
resulted from Sir Jack’s disput-
ed claim to 75 per cent owner-
ship of the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd.

As for Morgan Stanley, the
blue-chip Wall Street invest-
ment bank, Mr Hayward’s affi-
davit said it was looking at a
joint venture with Port Group
Ltd for the east of the Grand
Bahama waterway.

“The development will
include a number of hotels, sig-
nificant entertainment facilities,
residential development, roads
and infrastructure. It will also
include sporting facilities such
as pools, golf courses, tennis

BAIC

In Conjunction With

Will Host

courts and a marina,” Mr Hay-
ward alleged, saying the project
would cost “upwards of several
hundred million dollars”.

The Tribune also revealed the
existence of the Morgan Stanley
project talks, and has-run
numerous articles on it. The
development is slated for 2,000
acres at Barbary Beach, and is
understood to be the most
advanced of all the projects
being negotiated by the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.

Marriott is understood to be
among the major brands inter-
ested in participating in the
Morgan Stanley project, the first
stage of which involves a $50
million land purchase. This will
see Devco (the Grand Bahama
Development Company) sell its
50 per cent stake in the Barbary
Beach land to Morgan Stanley,
which would then by 50/50 part-
ners in a joint venture with Port
Group Ltd.

The St George estate has...
publicly stated that it wouldo”

issue a comfort letter to Morgan
Stanley to guarantee its invest-
ment would be safe regardless
of developments and the out-
come of the shareholder dis-
pute.

10 Weeks of Business Empowerment

: Presenters. Mr. Robert Maynard

Superintendent
Bahamas Customs Department

Mr. Witham Brown

Chief Customs Officer
Bahamas Customs Department

Import, Export, Customs of
Concessions

Thursday March 22, 2007
at 7:00 p.m.

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¢ Thursday February 1, 2007

Qualifications:
lite tESdtoS eeeSatmetn fey * Accounting designation (ACCA, CPA or other similar As
PURPOSE: tb sensitize Bakanians of desi gnation) Y
the business opportunities Aichi . ge
udit experience Preferr =
available to them now, and ( ed) ae



The College Of The Bahamas

(Bakamas Tourism Training Center)

(Lecture Theatre)
FREE of charge
Schedule of Weekly Seminars
« Thursday Febmiary 22, 2007

Change your buying habits, “BUY to SELL",



to encourage them to

exploit such opportunities,
thereby empowering them
to become self employed. |

February |-April 12, 2007
(See Schedule Below)
700 pm, Lecture/ Presentation

Interactive Panel Discussion
followed by Entrepreneur
Testimonials and Q&A session,

~ The College of The Bahamas
(Bahamas Trarise Trainiay Coated)
(lecture Theatre}

become self employed and create wealth.
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«+ Thursday March 22, 2007

However, Mr Hayward said
he had been told by Devco’s
Graham Torode that Morgan
Stanley had expressed concerns
about signing any “sharehold-

er agreement” with Port Group ©

Ltd if it was in receivership, and
that they may not move forward
in this environment.

“In my view, this would be a
significant loss to the Freeport
economy,” Mr Hayward
alleged. “Conservatively, bil-
lions of dollars in infrastructure
and other development invest-
ment would be lost. This pro-
ject has been under considera-
tion for approximately a year,
and had reached a stage of
maturity.

“Most concerning, the prin-
cipal development could be
readily transported to another
country with comparative ease.”
Morgan Stanley had said one
of the main attractions was the
















with IFRS

results

ability to partner with Port
Group Ltd when its GBPA
affiliate was also the regulator.

In addition, Mr Hayward
alleged that a US investor con-
sortium was “considering the
development of a cement mill
and extensive minerals pro-
cessing facility”, called Freeport
Aggregate and Cement.

This, he said, would involve a
$200 million investment and
create more than 200 jobs, “and
significantly reduce the con-
struction costs in the whole of
the Bahamas”.

However, a Mr Carr had
warned that the investors could
not commit until the GBPA and
Port Group Ltd were out of
receivership, and were now
looking at possibilities in the
Dominican Republic.

“This would be a significant
loss to Port Group Ltd in

respect of a land development.

opportunity to the extent of tens

of millions of dollars,” Mr Hay- ~

ward alleged. It would be a fur-
ther loss to the GBPA in licens-
ing fees.”

He also claimed that a pro-
posal to construct a medical
school and educational facili-
ties in Freeport by DeVry Uni-

versity, with a presence in 24...

US states and also in Canada,
was also on hold.

Freeport’s proximity to the
US and Freeport hads attracted

DeVry, but it said it was unable

to enter into any contracts while

the receivership was in place.
As a result, Mr Hayward

alleged that Freeport could lose

“a tremendous advantage” im

developing tertiary education
skills in the Bahamas and
Freeport.

Port Group Ltd would miss .

out on land development and



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INTERNATIONAL BANK

for

BAHAMAS

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

General Requirements/R esponsibilities:

SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Prior experience working in/with financial institutions
Proven analytical skills in reporting, modeling and forecasting
Proven team management skills

* Assist with the preparation of accurate and timdy quarterly
financial statements for publication as required by the
Securities Commission and BISX.

e Ensures the integrity of financial information presented for
FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited

° Analyzes financial results and prepare variance explanations
for monthly reporting.

¢ Ensures that financial and management reports are prepared
and distributed within established timelines

* Consults with business units of the Bahamas entity, monitors
their performance and provides advice based on analyzed

¢ Assist with facilitating the annual audits and the preparation

_ profits for its subsidiaries in -.

"Empowenng Bahamians -
Global & Domestic Perspectives”
COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Glenn Ferguson

» Thursday February 8, 2007
Business Plantaing. Forecasting of Marketing
B.T.V.L - Old Trait Road
Presentes ~ Mr. Daniel Thompson

+ Thursday February 15, 2007
Business Finance and Venture Capital

COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter « Mr. Jerome Gomez

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COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Christopher Stuart

» Thursday March 1, 2007
‘Business Opportunities in The Bahamas
COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter - Mr. Benjamin Bailey

« Thursday March 8, 2007
Forging a Kew Vsion for the Bahamian Investor

COB - Lecture Theatre COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenters-Messrs Donald Demeritte / Paul Major

« Thursday March 15, 2007
Doing Business wea the Snternet - Possbalities ef
Pitfalls COB - Lecture Theatre
Presenter ~ Mr. Dudrick Edwards

COB - Lecture Theatre

COR - Lecture Theatre

COB « Lecture Theatre

Import of Export, Customs, Concessions

Presenters-Messrs Rober. Maynard / William Brown
» Thurstay March 29, 2007
Book Keeping - Accounting for the Gusiness
Presenter - Mr. Christopher Stuart
« Thursday April 5, 2007
Government Regulations and Business License
Presenter - Registrar Representative
« Thursday April 12, 2007 ~
Customer Service - Keeping Them for Life

Professor: College of The Bahamas






Applicants are request
via email by April 4¢
deangelia.deleveaux@ firstcaribbeanbank.com

of requisite schedules.
¢ Interpret changes in accounting and reporting standards and

¢ Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements
|
recommend changes and enhancements to systems and reports.

| 2007 to:

FirstC aribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those
under consideration will be contacted.

to submit their resume with a cover letter




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Real Estate |

Morgan Stanley 1Q
profit up 69 per cent

@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Mor-
gan Stanley Inc., the second-
biggest investment bank on
Wall Street, said Wednesday
its fiscal first-quarter profit
soared 69 per cent on robust

trading and strong advisory .

fees from stock and bond
underwriting.

Its shares rose nearly three
per cent in morning trading.

Profit after paying preferred
dividends rose to $2.66 billion,
or $2.51 per share, in the three
months ended February 28
from $1.57 billion, or $1.48 per
share, in the year-ago period.

Excluding a gain on the sale
of Quilter Holdings, the com-
pany posted profit from. con-
tinuing operations of $2.56 bil-
lion, or $2.40 per share, in the
latest period.

Revenue rose 29 per cent to
$11 billion from $8.55 billion
a year earlier.

Results surpassed Wall
Street projections for earnings
of $1.88 per share on revenue
of $9.42 billion, according to
analysts polled by Thomson

Financial. “This strong perfor-
mance was in large part the
result of effective, disciplined
risk-taking by our team in insti-
tutional securities, which
helped deliver record results
across our sales and trading
businesses,” said Chairman
and Chief Executive John
Mack in a statement.

The New York-based firm
becomes the last of the four
major Wall Street investment
banks that report on a fiscal
year basis to release earnings
— and all surpassed analysts’
expectations. Merrill Lynch &
Co., which reports on a calen-
dar year basis, is expected to
report earnings in late April.

The investment banks that
reported on an earlier schedule
avoided the global market
swoon on February 27. The
quarter also closed before
mortgage brokers began to
report troubles with their sub-
prime portfolios, which also
could impact investment
banks’ results.

Mack is producing what he
set out to do upon his return to
Morgan Stanley in June 2005
amid management turmoil and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FERTL INC.

‘ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) The above Company is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act, 2000.

b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on the
13th day of March, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said Company is'Anthony B.
Dupuch of Kings Court, 3rd Floor, Bay Street, Nassau,

Bahamas.

Dated this 14th day of March, A.D. 2007.

Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EURO AMERICAN FUNDING LTD.

International Business Companies Act 2000

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137
(8) of the international Business Companies
Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register, a Certificate

of Dissolution has been issued by the
Registrar General on the 3rd day of January,

2007.

Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator

To meet the challenge of operating our growing business, we wish to recruit a:

Client Relationship Manager

Main responsibilities — Develop his existing client base

— Assist with the administration and operations of the Bank



Ideal profile — Proven track record in selling financial services, confirmed by the existence of a portfolio of clients
— Strong marketing, communication and sales skills
— Ability to generate high levels of income

— University degree

— Dynamic and proactive personality

What we offer

— The opportunity to play an active role in the success of an innovative bank
— The chance to work within a dynamic and motivated team
— An attractive remuneration package which provides incentives based on results
— Competitive welfare benefits

Please send your resume and reference to: betsy.morris@syzbank.com

SYZ & CO Bank & Trust LTD. | Tel: (+1 242) 327 66 33
Bayside Executive Park | P.O. Box N —1089 | Nassau, Bahamas

Private Banking
OYSTER Funds

Alternative Investments

www.syzbank.com

SYZ & CO

_ Created to perform

SYZ & CO |] Bank & Trust



dissatisfied shareholders.

He has executed massive
cost-cutting plans at the invest-
ment bank, announced the
Discover card business would
become a separate entity, and
breathed new life into its flag-
ship trading business.

Backing the earnings growth

“was a 37 per cent jump in rev-

enue for its investment bank-
ing and trading division, a 31
per cent advance in debt trad-
ing, and an 18 per cent increase
from its brokerage arm.

The biggest push came from

its institutional securities busi-,

ness, which includes invest-
ment banking, fixed income
and equity sales and trading.
Morgan Stanley reported
record results of $7.6 billion
for the unit.

Within this unit, fixed-
income sales and trading pro-
duced $3.6 billion of revenue.
Morgan Stanley said it saw no
disruption in this business from
a meltdown among subprime
mortgage lenders, which caters
to borrowers with shaky cred-
it. The investment house pack-
ages mortgage loans and sells
them to investors as securities.
It said fixed-income trading
revenue was driven “by favor-
able positioning in the resi-
dential mortgage markets,
robust performance in corpo-
rate credit trading, and strong
customer flows.” Morgan Stan-

ley owns subprime lender Sax-
on Capital, which it acquired
late last year.

Equity sales and trading rose
36 per cent to $2.2 billion as
global stock markets contin-
ued to climb during the quar-
ter. ;

Investment banking revenue
rose 25 per cent to $1.23 billion
from $982 million last year.
The company said it ranked
second in global completed
merger and acquisition deals
for the first two months of
2007, with a 34 per cent market
share.

Global wealth management,

. the company’s struggling bro-

kerage unit, delivered an 18
per cent rise in revenue to $1.5
million. Stronger management
and administration fees caused
revenue in its asset manage-
ment business to jump 28 per
cent to $905 million.

Discover, which Morgan
Stanley said is on track to
become a separate company
during the third quarter, also
delivered strong results on
record transaction volume and
the fifth-consecutive quarter
of managed receivables
growth. Revenue rose 6 per-
cent to $1.02 billion.

Shares rose $5.22, or 6.9 per

cent, to close at $81.33 on the
New York Stock Exchange. Its
shares have traded in a 52-
week range of $54.52 to $84.66.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JEANNIE BELIAS OF
FINLAYSON STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 15th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Major firm in the financial and
legal services industry

Invites applicants for its Abaco office for the function of:

Legal Secretary

¢ Minimum 4 years experience

° Knowledge of and ability to prepare legal documentation
° Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

° Good organizational skills

° Ability to work independently

° Salary commensurate with experience

° Attractive benefits

Reply in confidence to:
Fax (242) 394-8430
Or email: glosbastian@hotmail.com

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a
RICHARD EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a EDWARD
EVERETTE ARCHER a.k.a EVERETTE RICHARD
ARCHER late of Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas
deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against or interest in the above Estate should
send same daily certified in writing to the undersigned on
or before 26th March, 2007 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having
regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which
she shall then have notice AND all persons indebted to the
above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before

26th March, 2007.

V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas



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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 11B



Directors must not ignore fiduciary responsibilities

FROM page 2B

on 40 of the International
usiness Companies Act 2000
is amended) stipulate the duty
f directors to manage the busi-
ess and affairs of the company,
1bject to any limitations or
sstrictions within the Memo-
indum and Articles of Asso-
ation and, in certain instances,
recifically for Companies Act
»mpanies, a unanimous share-
olders agreement.

Duty to treat different
classes of shareholders fairly

One of the primary fiduciary
ities of directors is to treat dif-
rent classes of shareholders
irly, particularly where to do
» would be in the best inter-
sts of the company.
As established in the case of
lutual Life Insurance v. Rank
rganisation Ltd, it is impera-
ive that the shareholders of the
:ompany - as one of the prima-
y stakeholders within the cor-
porate governance regime - be
treated fairly in the proper dis-
tribution of dividends; where
applicable, the allotment of
shares; access to company infor-
mation; and in corporate deci-
sions made in accordance with
the company’s Memorandum
and Articles of Association.
The challenges of good cor-
porate governance, increasing
shareholder rights, improper
actions by directors, and the
pervasive legal liabilities of risk
exposure to directors for the
performance and propriety of
companies, make it,more chal-
lenging for directors to clearly
define their roles in the ever-
changing environment of mod-

ern-day commerce.

As recent case law has reflect-
ed, the ambit of directors’ fidu-
ciary duties extends also to
shareholders, creditors and
employees of companies, mak-
ing the expectations, responsi-
bilities, and accountability of
directors that much greater and
more demanding.

Important Considerations
for Prospective Directors

It is important to consider the
following issues before accept-
ing to act as a director of a com-

pany.

* It is recommended that a
person conduct a thorough due
diligence search of a company
before accepting an offer to act
as a director. This due diligence
search should include, but not
be limited to, a proper inspec-
tion and review of a company’s
financial statements and annual
reports; any pending or poten-
tial litigation; management
experience and oversight of the
senior executive team; and
overall corporate and compli-
ance culture of the company.

* As a corollary to the due
diligence search, a corporate
governance audit should also
be undertaken by the prospec-
tive director to ensure the com-
pany is establishing, maintaining
and adhering to policies, pro-
cedures and systems of good
corporate governance.

* A proper understanding,
appreciation and practice of the
high standard of duty, skill and
care expected of directors and
senior management, and the
prudent discharge of their
duties and responsibilities, both

internally and externally, with-
in the ambit of applicable law,
local regulations and interna-
tional standards of best prac-
tice. These are primary consid-
erations that provide the under-
pinning of an effective corpo-
rate governance regime.

* Prospective directors should
pay close attention to a compa-
ny’s compliance with applica-
ble laws, regulations, the com-
pany’s Code of Conduct and
Ethics, and its policies and pro-
cedures involving its employ-
ees, service providers and other
stakeholders.

Particular attention should be
paid to the appointment, role
and effectiveness of audit, fidu-
ciary and risk management
committees, and the indepen-
dence of the compliance depart-
ment in carrying out its man-
date to ensure the company
operates within required legal
and regulatory parameters.

* The integrity, qualifications,
experience, and effectiveness of
existing members of a compa-
ny’s Board of Directors is
another important considera-
tion before accepting any offer
to act as a director, in addition
to the independent leadership,
nature, collegiality and overall

temperament of members of the -

Board to reasonably and effec-

tively act in the best interests
of the company, and in the
proper discharge of their fidu-
ciary duties.

The same assessment should
be made of a company’s senior
executive and management
team, and the proactive, risk-
based manner and approach in
which they identify, measure,
monitor, control and minimise
risk exposure in their relation-
ships with the relevant stake-
holders.

* Prospective directors should
carefully review all existing and
proposed directors and officers’
insurance policies and indem-
nification provisions to ensure
they will be properly protected
from liability and other poten-
tial risks in acting as directors,
and to seek the relevant legal
and independent advice in
understanding and accepting
the terms and conditions of such
insurance policies and indem-
nities.

The severability and alloca-
tion of directors and officers’
insurance policies, and the
nature and reliability of the
insurance carrier, should also
be assessed.

* The role, risks and respon-
sibilities of directors, as well as
the standard of duty, skill, care,
and attention required of direc-

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tors, both in law and good cor-
porate governance, must be
properly understood before
accepting to act as a director.

Prospective and existing
directors should also be mindful
of any potential conflict(s) of
interest between their duty to
act as a director of a company
and their personal interests to
benefit from such a position,
and ensure that full and proper
disclosure is made of such con-
flict and, where necessary, the
appropriate approval and
authorisation is obtained from
the Board of Directors.

Prospective directors must
work collaboratively with their
legal and other advisers, existing
board members and senior
management, and audit and
corporate governance commit-
tees to ensure not only compli-
ance with internal, legal and
regulatory requirements, before
accepting to act as directors.
They must be reasonably confi-
dent and certain that there is
sufficient legal and financial
protection afforded to them in
such a significant fiduciary posi-
tion.

The fiduciary relationship

PERERA =

that a director owes to a com-
pany is one of trust, loyalty and
integrity in acting in the best
interests of the company, and
is one that must be underesti-
mated, undermined or over:
shadowed by overly-optimistic
considerations of financial
remuneration or personal and
professional reward.

© 2007. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger- _

ald. All rights reserved. NB:

The information contained in

this article does not constitute
nor is it a substitute for legal

advice. Persons reading this ©

article and/or column, general-

ly, are encouraged to seek the.
relevant legal advice and assis-~’

tance regarding issues that may
affect them and may relate to
the information presented.

Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a
practising attorneyat Fitzger-
ald & Fitzgerald. Should you
have any comments or
enquiries regarding the content
of this article, you may con-
tact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 212,

Lagoon Court Building, Olde-

Towne Mali at Sandyport, West
Bay St. P. O. Box CB-11173.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CECILE ALCIDONISE OF
GIBBS CORNER, P.O. BOX N-8889, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a_ citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of
‘March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARCELLIN PIERRE OF

| WINSOR LANE EAST, P.O. BOX FH-14670, NASSAU,

BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day
of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is eee given that ERMILIO PIERRE OF MARSH |
, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister
responsible’ for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/ |
naturalization as acitizen of The Bahamas, andthatanyperson |
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should |
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22nd day of
February, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality

HARBOUR

and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Assistant Manager
Position Available Immediately
At
Domino’s Pizza

Qualifications:
You should have a High School Diploma
Past managerial experience
Certificate in Management is a plus
Must be available for day and night shifts,
including weekends
You should demonstrate strong communication,

leadership, motivational and people management

skills

You should have a valid driver’s license
You must have a GREAT attitude towards
customer service!

Basic responsibility to include:
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To assist in supervision of all phases of
production.
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productivity in all areas of store operation

Please send résumé on or before
October 2, 2006
Attention: Human Resource Department
P.O. Box SS-6704
Nassau, Bahamas
Or Fax 356-7855

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Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com



UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world’s leading
financial institutions in the Caribbean. Our Business
Area Wealth Management International looks after
wealthy private clients by providing them with
comprehensive, value enhancing services. Our client
advisors combine strong personal relationships with
the resources that are available from across UBS,
helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services. Uc

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are
looking to fill the following positions:

Caribbean Desk Head / Client Advisor

The position holder will be responsible leading the
Caribbean Desk in Nassau, Bahamas or become a
client advisor on the desk. This includes supervising
of day-to-day activities and financial results, monitoring
market conditions, and assessing risk. The position
holder has the task to identify new prospects and build-
up the corresponding relationships. S/he works closely
together with product specialists for analysing client
needs and developing, marketing and implementing
tailor-made investments strategies and solutions. The
acquisition of new clients will be a main focus.

The candidate will provide input to senior management
regarding client segmentation and marketing strategy
for his/her region. S/he will assist in the process of
building and developing key accounts, leading this
process where appropriate. S/he maintains a direct
relationship with clients resolves and escalates client
issues arising from the team.

The position holder is accountable for the
implementation of operating policy and standards.

Requirements for this position include:

e Minimum 5 years experience and a proven
successful track record in Wealth Management

e Minimum 5 years experience in client acquisition
and relationship building

e¢ Outgoing and personable with great social skills.

In this position, the successful candidate will be
expocies to:
Use communication and negotiation skills to
attract new clients and identify client needs
e Meet with clients and potential clients in social
settings
e Travel to meet with clients and potential clients

Senior Client Advisor & Client Advisor
Latin America

In this challenging position you will be responsible for
acquisition of new and advisory of existing clients, as
well as presentation and implementation of investment
solutions in the client’s mother tongue. -

For this position we are searching for an individual who
mes the following requirements:
Extensive experience and a proven track record
in Wealth Management
Specializing in the fields of Customer relations,
investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid
knowledge of investment products are key
requirements. Fluency in English, Portuguese
and Spanish is essential.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas



|Please call 326-5205

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS. CLE/qui/00205/2007
IN THE SUPREME COURT
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel or lot of land situate on No Name Cay
one of the Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas.
AND
IN THE MATTER of Quieting Titles
Act 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Arthur H. Lowe

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Arthur Havelock
Lowe Jr. is applying to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to
have his title to the following investigated
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act
1959 and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provisions of the said Act. A plan
of the said land may be inspected during
normal working hours at the following
places:

1. “ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
land situate on No Name Cay one of the
Abaco Cays in the Commonwealth of the .
Bahamas.

Copies of the same may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:

a) The Registry of the Supreme Court of Nassau,
Bahamas

b) The Chambers of Andrew C. Allen Law
Chambers, 204 Lagoon Court, Olde Towne,
Sandyport, Nassau, The Bahamas.

c) The Administrator’s Office, Cooper’s Town,
Abaco, The Bahamas

Any person who objects to the granting of the
said Certificate of Title is required to file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or
their attorney a Statement of his, her or its
Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit served therewith, by failure of any
such person to file and serve a Statement of
his, her or its Claim as aforesaid non compliance

with this Notice will operate as a bar to such }

Claim.

Andrew C. Allen Chambers
204 Lagoon Court
Olde Towne, Sandyport
Nassau, The Bahamas



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PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007

_Education woes
leave Bahamas at
global ‘disadvantage’



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas is at a
“disadvantage as far

as being competitive

in the workplace” goes, the
Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration’s (BECon) president
said yesterday, saying the num-
ber of school graduates with
poor or no basic literacy and

numeracy skills means this |

nation cannot “reap the bene-

fits” of high-value technology |

industries.

Responding to the updated
- Coalition for Education
Reform report on Bahamian
Youth... the Untapped
Resource, which found that 59
per cent of students who sat
the BGCSE Maths exam in
2005 achieved grades between
‘E’ to ‘U’ (Ungraded), Brian
Nutt said: “You have gradu-
ates coming out of high school
that are basically illiterate.

“It makes it very difficult for
businesses to find quality staff.
Many of them are unemploy-
able in any type of job requir-
ing basic literacy skills. It puts
the Bahamas at a disadvantage
as far as being competitive in
the workplace.”

The updated Coalition
report, presented at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB)
last Friday by J Barrie Far-
rington, of the Bahamas Hotel
Employers Association,
warned that the Bahamian
education system was “not pro-
ducing enough school leavers
able to engage in business. This
is a challenge to any business-
man who wants to invest and
grow. The demand for quali-
fied Bahamian job candidates
simply exceeds the supply”.

When analysing BGCSE
English exam results for 2005
using a five-point system -
grades ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘F’
- the last one for the grades ‘E’
to Ungraded, some 68 per cent
of all candidates scored grades
‘D’ and below. Some 35 per
cent achieved ‘D’ grades, the
rest scoring below that.

The Coalition said this was
“a result not at all comforting”,
adding “You must understand
that the business community
prefers to hire Bahamians. It is
simpler, generally less costly
and it is the law. But the prob-
lem occurs when job candi-
dates score poorly on the stan-
dard aptitude tests given dur-
ing the initial job interview.

“The shortage of qualified
Bahamians with a command
of the English language is crit-
ical to tourism because the
skills of its employees dealing
with its clients directly affects
the latter’s view of the
Bahamas. The negative feed-
back from visitors to the
Bahamas fuels the passion and
commitment of the industry to
support education reform.”

Ralph Massey, the Bahamas-
based economist who played
a key role in compiling the
Coalition report and its earlier
version, told The Tribune:
“Industry is really aching over
this whole thing. It’s a very
serious, serious problem.
You’ve got to look at how
modern technology.was chang-
ing the workplace.”

Hotel maids, for example,
were now required to con-
stantly enter data in portable
computers, and such require-
ments would put such jobs out
of reach of Bahamians who
had poor literacy skills.

“Can you hire somebody in
a situation where they can’t

read the safety instructions

associated with a machine?
You can’t” said Mr Massey.
_“There’s a big body of peo-

Bahamas EPA
tariff offers
under scrutiny

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL .
Tribune Business Reporter

EXPECTED to be debated
in the Bahamas' draft offer on
market access for the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) are which items to
include in the basket of goods
attracting zero tariffs, plus a
phased-in tax system for higher
valued items.

CARICOM ambassador A
Leonard Archer is leading the
delegation of Bahamian gov-
ernment and private sector offi-
cials in Barbados for CARIFO-
RUM’s technical working group
on the EPA, being held from
March 21-23,

He said recently that the
Bahamas will ask that all cur-
rent zero-tariff items remain at
zero, that they benchmark all
tariff lines that are valued at
$1,000 or less, go to zero and
that all items valued at $1,001 or
more be phased in.

The services and investments
aspects of the EPA are still
being worked on and no final
decisions in that regard have
been made. ~

CARIFORUM is the entity
that is representing the
Bahamas, other CARICOM
nations and the Dominican
Republic in the EPA talks, and
the Government has already
said the Bahamas would nego-
tiate with the EU as part of this
bloc.

The EPA is intended to come
into being on January 1, 2008,

replacing the Cotonou Agree-
ment which currently governs
trade between the EU and the
Bahamas and 76 other nations
who are members of the
African, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) groups.

The EPA is necessary
because Cotonou is not in com-
pliance with World Trade
Organisation (WTO) rules, as
its trade benefits and prefer-
ences all flow one way - in
favour of the Bahamas and oth-
er CARICOM nations, In addi-
tion, the ACP group receives
benefits other countries do not,
making Cotonou discriminatory
under WTO rules.

Through the EPA, the
Bahamas will be exposed for
the first time to a two-way trad-
ing relationship or reciprocity,
where this nation will have to
allow EU companies and
imports the same benefits as
European countries provide to
this nation’s exporters, chiefly
Bacardi rum, crawfish and
seafoods, and Polymers Inter-
national.

If Bacardi’s exports were sub-
mitted to a $5 per gallon cus-
toms tax by the EU, they would
become uncompetitive, a situa-
tion the company has warned
would cause it to shift produc-
tion elsewhere and close its
Bahamian plant, costing at a
minimum more than $13 mil-
lion in excise taxes and 180
Bahamian jobs.

Polymers is understood to
export about $7 million per
year, or $500,000 worth of

goods per month, to the EU,
while seafood exports total $35
million. Both would become
uncompetitive if EU duties
were applied.

The Bahamas exported
$66.315 million worth of goods
to the EU in 2004, and import-
ed $42.93 million, and has
already made one decision - to
protect its exporters and
favourable $20 million trade
balance by signing up to the
CARIFORUM offer, and
trade-off the loss of $10-$14 mil-
lion in taxes imposed on EU
goods per annum.

The technical working group
is due to meet the EU for nego-
tiations in Brussels later this
month, following the Barbados
meeting.

Yet the Bahamas could be
forced to decide over further
trade-offs, such as whether to
protect its financial services
industry or exporters, as the EU
is likely to try to use the talks to
force this nation into the EU
Savings Tax Directive and more
tax information exchange agree-
ments.

The Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) held a con-
ference call with the CRNM last
week to see whether the EPA
was likely to impact the indus-
try. Wendy Warren, the BFS-
B’s executive director and chief
executive, told The Tribune that
it was too early to tell whether
the EPA would impact the
industry, adding that it could
provide new opportunities as
well as concerns.

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ple out there who can’t read,
can’t write and can’t speak.”
He detailed several conversa-
tions he had had with tourists
leaving the Bahamas, who said
they had trouble understand-
ing and communicating with
hotel waiters, or with waiters
who had got orders wrong and
given them to the wrong peo-
ple.

Without basic literacy and
numeracy skills, let alone tech-
nology skills, a significant num-
ber of the current Bahamian
generation face being left
behind, the Coalition’s mes-
sage is saying, and risk being
marginalised from society and
caught in poverty.

The Bahamas’ economic
competitiveness is being dam-
aged, and businesses will have
to pincressinely resort to, as Mr

Nutt put it, “bringing in whole-
sale people from Mexico, the
Philippines or wherever to do
jobs that could have been done
by Bahamians if they had the
necessary skills”.

Essentially, this warns that
Bahamians are in danger of
becoming second-class citizens
in their own country.

Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s exec-

_utive director, said: “It’s always

a challenge when the educa-
tion system is not properly
aligned with the industrial sec-

tors, because it does hamper -

not only the productivity,
effectiveness and efficiency of
business, but we now have to
compete abroad.

“That’s the game we’re in.
It’s not just national competi-
tion, it’s an international envi-

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ronment we’re competing in.
It has to be international stan-
dards upon which we measure
ourselves...”

Mr Simon sai7 the absence
of sufficiently qualified

' Bahamians in the numbers.

required by a number of sec- '
tors meant this nation was ;
“limiting our potential”. ‘

He added that Bahamian |
businesses had had to incur :
extra costs and expenses in hir-
ing managers and trainers to ,
bring employees up to scratch. |

“Oftentimes, the private sec- |
tor has had to identify and,
make-up the deficiencies sub- :
sequent to hiring,” Mr Simon |
said. “It’s not the best,
approach, but in some’
instances it’s done more often
than not because there’s no
alternative.”

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RELIGION

Thursday, March 22, 2007 °PG5



A God of second chances

@ By JAMES MOULTRIE

“Unless you repent, you will all
likewise perish.”
— Luke 13:5

Te penitential season of
Lent, lasting forty days,
is a time to re-live the
passion, death and resurrection of
Jesus. The Lenten journey invites
us to simplify our lives, quiet the
hustle and busyness of our lives,
and enhance communion with
God and God’s people. It is a
time of reflection on our past sins
and how we might seek and find
forgiveness.

Jesus knew that hypocritical
spirituality was a particularly
strong temptation facing the
Pharisees of His day and church
people today. Experts at the
embellishment of prayer and
piety, the Pharisees often missed
out on much of God’s power and
forgiving grace. They sought God
in the waters of self-righteous-
ness, when in fact they were
empty vessels. What they really
needed was the repentance Jesus
calls for in today’s Gospel.

Lent is about listening to God’s
offer of forgiveness and our
temptation to ignore it. It is the
call that God places on our lives
this Lent. With life so properly
structured after the challenges of
Lent, our heads and hearts will be
prepared to receive the good
news of Easter.

The Pharisees, to whom Jesus
speaks in today’s Gospel, had no
time for sinners. They believed
that sinners should just be written
off and forgotten. And there are
some modern day “Pharisees”
who believe the same thing. But
Jesus did not agree and He told
them so in a story, the parable of
the fig tree, in which He offers
second chances.

A vineyard is a very special
place, normally reserved for vines
only. No other crop is usually
grown in vineyards. Yet in His
parable Jesus talks about a fig
tree which was planted in a vine-
yard. Fig trees are very common
in Israel and also would have
been a main staple crop in the
time of Jesus, as it is today. So at
that time it was not so unusual to
see fig trees growing in many
places, including vineyards. Soil
was and is so scarce that trees
could be planted wherever there
was soil. But today we are dealing
then with a fig tree planted in a
very privileged place.

In the normal course of events
it takes about three years for a fig
tree to reach maturity and to pro-
duce fruit. If by that time it is not
bearing fruit, it is not likely to
bear fruit at all. No doubt many
of us have had barren trees in our
yards. Such was the case with the

tree Jesus was talking about in
today’s Gospel. For three years
the owner had been coming to it
and finding it barren. He came to
the conclusion that the tree was
useless. It was drawing nourish-
ment from the ground but giving
nothing back. It was taking up
precious space and producing
nothing. So the owner told the
gardener to get rid of it.

But the gardener, who had a
great knowledge of fig trees and
was a very patient man, replied,
“Sir, give it one more year. I will
dig the earth around it, and put
on plenty of dung. Then, if there
are no figs on it this time next
year, we can cut it down”. The
owner of the vineyard agreed. We
are not told what happened to the
fig tree, but it doesn’t matter.
Jesus had made His point. Just as
that gardener was patient with
the fig tree, so God is patient with
sinners. And that is why this
Gospel has traditionally been
called the Gospel of Second
Chances. God is patient. The his-
tory of the church is full of exam-
ples of barren fig trees that in
time became fruitful; in other
words, sinners who repented and
became saints.

Moses, who is the centre of
today’s first reading, is a good
example of a second chance. As a
young man he had killed another
man, an Egyptian. Yet God didn’t
write him off. True, he had a fiery
temper. But God saw good in
him. He was that rare being, the
kind of man who couldn’t stand
idly by when he saw an injustice
or a crime being committed. It
was because of this quality that
God chose him to lead His people
from slavery to freedom.

Albert Einstein was arguably
the greatest mind of the twentieth
century. Yet he didn’t learn to talk
until he was two years old. His
parents were so worried that they

consulted a doctor. Later, one of

his teachers was so disappointed
in him that he said, “You’ll never
amount to anything!” As yet
there were no signs of his future
greatness. But his parents and
teachers had misjudged him too
soon. Some people develop slow-
ly, but are all the bétter for that.
What such people need is some-
one to believe in them; someone
to have patience with them.
Otherwise, a lot of talent will go
down the drain. All they need is a
second chance. But some people
are reluctant to give second
chances. They are just like the
Pharisees of old.

We tend to be harsh on others
until we need a second chance
ourselves. We must extend to oth-
ers the kind of patience and
leniency we would like for our-
selves, or as the Golden Rule
says, “Do unto others as you



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would that they to you should
do”. Some of us even reword the
Golden Rule and instead say,
“Do it to others before they do it
to you!” But Peter had a second
chance even after he denied
Jesus. Mary Magdalene had a sec-
ond chance. Paul got a second
chance on the Road to Damascus.
And Barnabas had a_ second
chance. What would have hap-
pened to you were you not given
a second chance? Many of the
world’s greatest leaders were
recipients of a second chance. We
need to be careful then how we
deny others a second chance. We
are often just like the Pharisees;
we have no time for sinners or
second chances for persons who
make mistakes. Yet God gives all
of us second and even third
chances.

But the parable also makes it
clear that there is such a thing as
a last chance. If the fig tree did
not bear, it would be destroyed.
Perhaps it did eventually bear
fruit, and that is probably why
there is no further mention of its
destruction. But if people refuse
chance after chance, the day will
finally come, not when God has
shut them out, but when they
have by deliberate choice shut
themselves out. But which of us
would want to be barren when we
can be fruitful?

Jesus began His ministry with a
call to repentance, the central
theme of Lent and of today’s
Gospel. “Repent”, He said, “For
the Kingdom of Heaven is at
hand”. Today, through the voice
of the church, the same call is
addressed to us, which call to
Mission and Ministry we have
been considering for the past sev-
eral weeks.

The call to repentance and
Mission and Ministry is at the
heart of the Gospel. Jesus
addressed it not just to sinners,
but also to good people. In fact,
He addressed it to all without
exception. But you might ask,

“How can it be that good people
need to repent?” In the case of
so-called good people, the failing
consists in the good they fail to
do. This is the main thrust of the
parable of the fig tree. The fig
tree is found wanting, not
because it produced poisonous
figs, but because it failed to pro-
duce any figs at all. What is.a fig
tree for if not to produce figs?
Jesus calls us to bear fruits worthy
of repentance.

During this Lent we will be
tested and will again need to
repent and seek forgiveness from
our good and gracious God. Our
Lord was tested intensely in the
wilderness. We may be tested

only mildly in comparison, but we -

are tested every day. We may
have no dramatic confrontation
with Satan as Jesus had. But there
is the testing of our personal
integrity, and the testing of our
weaknesses, some of which are
mentioned in our epistle for
today.

For example, we are warned by
St Paul against sexual immorality.
But we are also told by Paul that
“no testing has overtaken you
that is not common to everyone.
God is faithful, and he will not let
you be tested beyond your
strength, but with testing He will
also provide the way out so that
you may be able to endure.” But
often the testing is not what we
do, but what we fail to do.

Christians rarely ask them-
selves the question: What have I
failed to do? The call to seek
repentance is not merely a call to
turn away from evil, but a call to
produce fruits of good and right-
eous living. That is why it is rele-
vant for all people. Jesus’ call to
repentance and righteousness dis-
turbs us, and we do not like to be
disturbed. We want our quiet life,
even a life which may contain a
lot of selfishness. We may not be
guilty of great evil, yet we could
be very selfish, very demanding,
very inconsiderate. But we do not
want to know, much less do any-
thing, about this side of our
nature. We are being called from
being self centered to become
other-centered and God-cen-
tered.

Most likely we would not have
any big moment of conversion
such as Moses had. One day he
was minding sheep. Next day he
was leading an oppressed people
to freedom. But conversion is a
joyful thing. It is good news. It is
a call away from the slavery, of
selfishness and sin, to a life of
fruitfulness. It is a call to enter
into the joy of the Kingdom.
However, it is not something that
is achieved once and for all, but
involves a process of growth and
development. The Christian life is
a continuous process of conver-

sion.

Jesus’ parable contains a warn-
ing and a threat. Its purpose is to
show us what we may be missing
out on, or lacking, in order that
we might have a deeper, richer,
and more authentic life. Let those
who think they are safe beware
lest they fall. No one can take
anything for granted. No one is so
secure that he/she cannot fall. No
one is so fallen that he/she cannot
be redeemed. But the holiest
ground of all is that of the heart.

In our time there is a huge pre-
occupation with outer cleanness.
And there is a danger of neglect-
ing inner cleanness, or cleanness
of heart. It’s from the heart that
all our thoughts, words, and
deeds flow. So we must try to
keep the heart clean and pure. It
is especially on this holy ground
that we will see and meet God. In
the words of Jesus: “Blessed are
the pure in heart: they will see
God”. And Psalm 51:11 says,
“Create in me a clean heart, O
God, and renew a right spirit
within me”. That is the key this
Lent.

Here are some words from an
unknown author that might be of
assistance to you as you contem-
plate your need for forgiveness:

“Repentance of itself is not
enough, grace must be available.

But if grace is offered and not
accepted, then nothing comes of
that either.

There is no point in putting up a
sail if there is no wind.

There is no point in planting a
seed if the grown is frozen.

There is no point in pruning a
tree if spring does not come.

It is not enough to cut into peo-
ple’s hearts in order to save them;

They must be touched by grace.

Lord, touch our hearts with
your grace, so that we may pro-
duce the fruits of repentance”.

One is defiled not by what
someone does to him/her, but by
the impurity of his/her basic
motives. One is harmed by the
lack of genuine, unselfish love in
his/her innermost self. There is
only one thing of prime impor-
tance in true religion and that is
the new life of kinship with God
which leads to love of His other
children. We can, after the exam-
ple of Jesus, change people’s lives
with the touch of love. That is the
test of bearing fruits of repen-
tance. The test is how we love one
another. When we do that we will
have created a replica of the New
Testament church of whom it is
written, “See how they love one
another!”

I pray that you may continue to
have a holy and blessed Lent that
you might greet with joy the risen
Lord at Easter.
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‘Recycled’ Christians!

@ By PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Centre

s aso called Christian nation,
At land is filled with what |
deem as ‘Recycled
Christians’ or church hoppers. These
are so called believers that are mem-
bers of church A this year, then two or
three years later they are members of
church B, C or D and most pastors and
church leaders are satisfied with this
because they are more consumed with
the numbers/membership game rather
than making disciples for Yeshuwa
Messiah (Jesus the Christ).

There are many dynamics that are at
work as it relates to the recycling of
Christians throughout the churches in
the Bahamas.

1 If the pastor/leadership are out of
place, dislocated or disconnected from
the true source then so is that local
body. Yes, that local body is known in
the community for the work it has
done, they know how to call on the
name of the Lord. Yeshuwa dealt with
this religious spirit.

In Matthew 7:21, Jesus said, Not
every one that saith unto me, Lord,
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of
heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? And in thy name have cast
out devils? And in thy name done many
wonderful works?

23. And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity.

There are churches today that have
started out down the path of righteous-
ness for the Lord, but they have devi-



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ated from this part due to their own
lust and: now they are deceived and
deceiving others with their favourite
saying, “the Lord told me” or “I’ve got
a word from the Lord”. Their followers
believe in them because of their former
works. Jim Jones, founder and leader
of Jonestown, Guyana, with his 900
members of the People’s Temple Full
Gospel Church, led his followers to
their doom as he walked away from
God.

David Koresh, another church
leader who deviated from the path of
righteousness and formed the Branch
Davidian cult in Waco, Texas and led a
number of his followers to their doom.

Most of today’s Christians don’t have
true relationship with God therefore
when their pastor, apostle, bishop or
whomever they’ve entrusted their spir-
itual growth and development to goes
off course they have no idea.

A lot of our church leaders are afraid
of strong male leadership because they
can’t swing a man as easily as they can

a woman. Some members, mostly
women, are being manipulated into
believing that if they were to leave that

‘church it’s all over for them and they

would never see the hand of God oper-
ating in their lives because they’ve
allowed the devil to move or uproot
them. This kind of teaching is not of
God; its cultism.

Let’s look closely at this; there was a
time when your church had it going on,
there was increase in every area of the
ministry, spiritually, financially and
physically your church was growing.
Then all of a sudden things began to
fall off and fall apart in the church, but
rather than seeking the face of God
and getting back on course the pastor
and leadership begins to blame the
devil and everybody else for what is
happening in the church. Then the pas-
tor/leadership begins to lie to the
church, Jeremiah 23:32.

If you’ve made the decision to stay
on board a ship that’s going down
because its captain once helped you
when you were in distress, then don’t
blame God or the devil as you drown.
It’s your choice, so live with it as things
around you die and dry up.

Now you’re bitter, and meaner than
a rattle snake, you’re just going
through the motion of Christianity but
God sees your heart. He wants to help
His people, but they’re more commit-
ted to their religion, tradition and lead-
ers than to His word, He knows them
as hearers of his word only and not
doers. He’s says that they worship Him
with their mouth, but their hearts are
far from Him.

The same spirit that took hold of Jim
Jones and David Koresh is still alive
and has worked its way back into the
church through its leadership and oth-
ers. In the book of Jeremiah 23:1-40,
God deals with the prophets and



Congressman reveals he does not believe in God

priests who have caused his people to
err. Because of all the mess that’s going
on in our churches, the strife, envy, bit-
terness, backbiting, backstabbing,
competition, lack of integrity, lack of
accountability, most members are con-
fused and so frustrated that they don't
know whether to go or come. They are
just holding on, as they would say, wait-
ing for their breakthrough, but some-
how they’ve forgotten that God don’t
bless no mess. ;

Therefore we have this stagnation
and recycling of believers in the body
of Christ because pastors and other
leaders have gone off doing their own
thing and are lying to God’s people,
saying, ‘God said this and God said
that’, when in fact God said nothing to
them.

Jeremiah 23:30-32

30 Therefore, behold, I am against
the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal
my words every one from his neigh-
bour.

31 Behold, I am against the prophets,
saith the Lord, that use their tongues,
and say, He saith.

32 Behold, I am against them that
prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord,
and do tell them, and cause my people
to err by their lies, and by their light-
ness; yet I sent them not, nor command-
ed them: therefore they shall not profit
this people at all, saith the Lord.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and I along
with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Centre International, every
Sunday Morning @ 10:30am and
Thursday Nights @ 7:30pm at the
Bishop Michael Eldon High School
Auditorium. For questions or com-
ments contact via E-mail: _pastor-
mallen@yahoo.com or Ph 1-242-351-
7368 or 441-2021.



WASHINGTON (AP) — A secular group is
applauding Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat,
for publicly acknowledging he does not believe in a
supreme being.

The American Humanist Association took out an
ad Tuesday in The Washington Post supporting Stark
for revealing his views. “With Stark’s courageous
public announcement of his nontheism, it is our hope
that he will become an inspiration for others who
have hidden their conclusions for far too long,” said
Roy Speckhardt, the association’s executive director.
Stark’s beliefs garnered attention after the Secular

Coalition for America offered a $1,000 prize to the
person who could identify the “highest level atheist,
agnostic, humanist or any other kind of nontheist
currently holding elected public office in the United
States.”

Humanist eine

Ron Millar, an executive of the humanist srOup,
said the group wanted to highlight the difficulty
politicians have declaring they don’t believe in God.

“We didn’t think we’d have any member of

Congress come forward,” Millar said.

Stark confirmed his belief in a statement to The
Associated Press. He said he was “a Unitarian who
does not believe in a supreme being.” Unitarian
Universalism is creedless, allowing members to shape
their own beliefs. “I look forward to working with the
Secular Coalition to stop the promotion of narrow
religious beliefs in science, marriage contracts, the
military and the provision of social services,” he
wrote.

Stark has represented Fremont in Congress since
1973.




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EULAMAE
FARRINGTON, 81

of Orange Creek and Zion Hill, will
be held on Saturday, March 24th
2007, at 3:00 p.m., at Zion South
Beach Baptist Church, Zion
Boulevard South Beach. Officiating
will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis.
Interment follows in Woodlawn |
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her prectous memory
is her devoted husband, George
Farrington Sr.; eight sons, George Jr., Cecil, Simeon, Bruce,











Juvonte';

Bonaby, Sandra, Cynthia, Janet, Alex, Althea, Jimmy, Lucinda,

Lionel, William Basil, Clinton, Beverly, Veronica, Thaddeus,

family, the Smith family and the entire settlements of Bennett's
Harbour, Dumfries, Arthur's Town and Orange Creek.

: of Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be
: held on Saturday, March 24th, 2007,
: at 11:00 a.m.,
: Deliverance Church, Cox Way off
: East Street South. Officiating will
: be Bishop George Bar Jr. and Bishop
: John H. Inniss. Interment follows
: in the Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant
Courtney, Joseph, Albert and Levi; three daughters, Dorene and
Dorcas Farrington and Lucymae Rolle of San Salvador; one sister, :
Fermina Feaste; two brothers, Cleveland and Fritz Newbold; twenty |
eight grandchildren, Durell, Jason, Stacy, Kino, Deniko, Georgia, :
Shavonne, Leslie, Dellano, Jonicqua, Shanice, Latoya, Cordero, :
Tonique, Indira, Shantell, Leshan, Tamika, Phyllis, Leslie, Courtney ;
Jr., Theron, Shonique, Shanell, Tony, Nadia, Alvardo and Kenisha; :
five great grandchildren: Shanelle, Shadia, Jaylissa, Khaliah and |
three daughters-in-law, Joan, Sharon and Salomie :
Farrington; one son-in-law, Nigel Rodridgo Rolle; six sisters-in- :
law, Viola, Sylvia, Mary, Margaret, Olivia and Agnes; two brothers- :
in-law, Charles Farrington and Joseph Feaste Sr.; a host of other |
relatives and friends including, Anod Newbold, William, Livingston, |
Elizabeth, Inez Farrington, Naomi Dean, Ada Strachan, Effiemae :
: Monique Greene, Ella Farrington, Esther and Jackie Frazier, Jenny
Christine, Lillis, Mary, Henry, Cyril, Inez, Rosalee, Prescola, :
Joseph Jr., Charles, Kirk, Angel, Maxwell, Hillard, Alice, Reynold, :
| Garnett, Myrtle, Erma, Chester Smith, Garnet; McGregor, Conrad :

Jennings, Kathleen Moxey and family, Michelle Farrington, Bishop :

B. Wenith Davis and family, The family of Zion South Beach Full :

Gospel International, Security Staff, Ministry of Education, Mr. }
Phillip Davis MP, Cedric, Frederick, Cecilia Dean, Rev. Laura :

Miller, Roslyn, Leonard, Zelma, Kirkwood, Herbert, Alfred Dean, :
: in-law, Tony Lowe, Gary Rolle Sr., James Greene and Travis
Willard, Oral, Glen, Evelyn, Dianna, Ivy, Norman, Corene, Calvin, :
The Bonimy family, the Dean family, the Stubbs family, the :
Newbold family, the Poitier family, the Munnings family, the Stuart :
: Families.

: Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold :
Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market :
and East Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00.p.m., Saturday :

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 7

LD BROTHER
CHAPEL

#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street ¢ PO. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas @ Tel: (242) 326-5773

ats ela SS mela

: at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.
























ALFRED
NIXON, 58






at Arrow of








Life Road.

He is survived by two daughters,
Anastasia and Antoinette Nixon; one
son, Javon O'kell Nixon; seven brotbers: Rev. Hilton Burrows,
Ernest, Herbert, Bishop George Barr Jr., Richard, Evangelist
Alpheus and Alexander Barr; five sisters, Virginia McCartney,
Olga Strachan, Ruby Sturrup, Joycelyn Frazier and Evangelist
Ellen McCartney; six sisters-in-law, Rev. Victoria Burrows, Valerie,
Evangelist Barbara Jean, Lavern, Jhislaine and Lafran Barr; four
brothers-in-law, Robert and Elder George McCartney, Jerome
Strachan and Charles Sturrup; three aunts, Eva and Elsie Smith
and Ruth Meadows; thirty-seven nieces, Jenetta Lowe of Freeport,
Estherlyn Miller of Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Tina Munnings-Rolle,
Kimberly, Ellen and Evette Burrows, Diana, Jerilee, Julian Taylor,














Forbes, Natasha Petty, McKell Johnson, Diane Thompson, Roseann,
Raquel, Daeshane, Valeria, Amanda, Cassandra, Aleisha, Louraina,
Alexia, Gina, Keva, Sabrina, Donnamae, Deandra, Burnette,
Shannie, Racquel, Ricsheia and Shekera Barr; sixteen nephews,
Kendall and George Burrows, Arlington Taylor Jr., Edward Frazier,
Anton, Maclarren and Cranston Sturrup, Jerome Strachan, Herbert
Jr., George Leon, Police Constable 3025 Deon Ricardo Barr, Leroy,
Alexander Jr., Howard, Ernest Jr. and Vano Barr; four nephews-











Farrington; one niece-in-Iaw, Melissa Taylor; a host of other
relatives and friends including, Jerome Strachan, Special thanks
to Phyllis J. Hoyte, The Barrs, Burrows, Smiths and Nixons






Brothers:Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market
and East Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





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Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR



MEMORIAL SERVICE
FOR

PEARLINE ADDIE
COOPER, 73

will officiate.

FUNERAL SERVICES
FOR

PEARLINE ADDIE COOPER, 73

of #4 Constitution Drive will be held on Saturday at10:45 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral, West Hill Street, Fr. Glen Nixon assisted by Fr. Simeon Roberts and



Deacon Jeffrey Lloyd will officiate. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial:

Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Left to mourn are husband, Wilbert "Bill" Cooper; children, Anne Marie Bain, :
. Michael Cooper, Therese Clarke, Gregory Cooper, Pauline Rodgers and Elbert :
Cooper; three sons-in-law, Arnold Bain, Clinton Clarke and Denzil Rodgers; three
datighters-in-law, Grace, Donna and Latina Cooper; grandchildren, Lean, Mickyle,
Myles, Raven and Gregory Jr., and Elbert I] Cooper, Carrington Clarke, Ramon :
and Devon Rodgers; sisters, Anita Wallace, Phyllis Culmer and Grenda Colebrooke; :
sisters-in-law, Briniza and Clarice Cooper and Zelma Worrell; brothers-in-law,

James Culmer, Wendell Colebrooke and Fletcher Cooper; aunts, Mary Darling,

Christie and the Archers, Lonora Culmer and Hansome Bethel families, the

Bethel and Iris Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Culmer, Jason; Eloise Moxey, Chery}

Chea, June Lunn, Leoni Lockhart, Lavon Harris-Smith, the Swaby family, Sir |

Arthur and Mrs. Beryl Barnett and family, Ethel Bartlett. Assistant Commissione

of Police James and Dr. Agreta Carey, Dr. Michaela Theophilus and family, Dr.
Cliff Bacchus, Mrs. Frances Roberts and family, Mrs. Claudia Darvilie: caregiver. :

Angela Collins, doctors and staff of South Beach Clinic: the Community Nurses

of #4 Constitution Drive will be held on
Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier |
| Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Glen Nixon











Association, Catholic Ladies Guild, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Samaritan Ministries,
St. Francis Cathedral church family and The Palmetto Point, Eleuthera Community,
Monsignor Simeon Roberts, Fr. Glen Nixon, Fr. Lavardo Turnquest and Deacon
Jeffrey Lloyd and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. John Lunn and staff, Dr. William Chea, the Nurses and Staff
of The Private and Surgical Wards at The Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Duane
Sands, Dr. Moxey and Nurse Phillipa Armbrister.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church form 9:45
a.m. until service time.

PATRICK GEORGE
HEPBURN, 62

} of Mount Pleasant Village will be held on
/ Saturday 1:00 p.m. at New Destiny Baptist
1 Church, Blue Hill Road. Rev. Delton
Fernander assisted by other Ministers of
the Gospel will officiate. Interment will be
made in the Western Cemetery, Nassau
Street.

| He is survived by his parents Charles and
Evelyn Hepburn, his wife Lorraine
Hepburn, Mother-In-Law Carnetta Strachan,
~ four daughters Joy-Anne, Therese, Lynette
: and Patrell, four sons, Gregory, Elrod, Vittorio
and Charles (Deceased) of Clearwater, Florida. Four grandsons, Kenton Kristen

Jane Miller and Patricia Archer; uncles, Elsworth Darling and Bernard Miller; Eirich and Elrod Jr., four granddaughters, Thynera, Kayneshia, Sana'a and Gia,

nieces and nephews, Barbara, Mark and Cyprianna, Gregory and Sandra, Paul and
Gail Bethel, lisa Demeritte, Neil Wallace, Janice and Julian Russell, Karen, Clayton, |
Kyla and Kofi King, Michelle, Alicia and Kevin Culmer, Bradley and Lisa, |
Kimberley, Brendan and Andre Colebrooke, Donna Rose, Dr. Kerry Higgs, Troy, :
Kyle and Quinn Worrell, Clinton, Craig and Charise, Brian, Kirishnia, Andre, i
Kristofer, Camille and Cory Cooper; cousins, The’Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry
Gladstone Christie and Mrs. Christie, Rev. Dr. Colin Archer, Dr. Baldwin Carey, : . : :
Bi Be Allen Dr Al MeCaniey > David Allen the families of We lale Fred: Bagot Somes en Lee rnee and Jeelic he on eee
and William Allen, the late Ruth Carey, the late Addie McCartney, the late Naomi ;

one sister Elizabeth, three brothers Kirk, Dave and Juan, one daughter-in-law,
Ginger Hepburn, six sisters-in-law, Gertrude, Maria, Deborah, Mattie, Jackie and
Debbie, four brothers-in-law, James, Solomon, Kevin and Anthony. Nieces and
nephews; Raquel, Maura, Dave Jr., Dajuan, Odyssey, Kirkwood A. Gibson Jr.
Kirkwood Hepburn, Latoya, Shantay, Lavan, Delvan, Corey, Destiny, Jakyla, Kia,
Sophia, Anthony, Anwar, Lisa and Lamont, Anthonique Strachan and Alcott, one
aunt Mrs. Leah Moss one uncle-in-law Mr. Joel Moss and one aunt-in-Iaw Mrs.

Family, Sidney Rodgers and family. Other friends and relatives especially Garfield
& Elvira Johnson, Delores Johnson, Patricia Eulin, Pauline, Les Major, Tyron

Butcherettes and Ashwood Ferguson; godmother, Ophelia Munnings and godchild, Woods, Terry Adderley, Jackie Adderley, Eloise & Lilly Seymour, "Aunt Dorie
Nia Benicourt. Other relatives and friends including, Tony and Earlene Cooper, :
Alma Ferguson. Gwen Turner, Jennifer Rolle, Brenda Simms and family, June }
Smith and family, Ena Thompson and family, Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Bethel. Rev.Godfrey . : : 3
Bethel, Rev Remilda Carey, Philip and Edith Powell, Oswald and Yvonne Isaacs, Thompson and Family. Sylvia SealyGodet, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rahming and
the Richardson family, Virgie and the Boyd Subdivision community, Bain Rodgers
and Clarke families, Sheila McKenzie and family. Rebecca Rolle-Bain and family, : ae : a ote :
the Seymour family, Bernice Kelly and family, Asa Bethel, Philip and Baltron } Rodgers, The Mackey Family, The Adderley Family, The Majestic Tour Family

and Family, P. Anthony White and Family, Carolia John and Family of New York
and Virginia, Petrona Johnson and family, The Freetown Lane Families, the Johnsons
on Sutton Street, the Majestic Tour family, Agatha Rodgers and Family, Mrs. Rose

Family, Mrs. Rudolph Smith and Family, Mrs. Marva Huff and family, Roy Rodgers,
Members of Pilgrim Baptist Church, The Forbes Family, Family of the late Carl

and The New Destiny Baptist Church Family.
Friends may pay theix last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau Street

on Friday from 10:60 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, and on Saturday at the church from 11:30
a.m. uritil service time.
NUR rete

Se ee ee

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




WHITNEY HERCULES
CLARKE SR., 87




Point, Abaco. Rev. Napoleon Roberts,





















Sandy Point, Abaco.

Crossing Rocks; Thomas.

Hilton Bain.

p.m.




Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR





















of Sandy Point, Abaco and formerly — |
of Cherokee Sound, Abaco will be | |
| held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at |
| Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sandy |

Rev.Morris Bain and Pastor Erskin |
Wells will officiate. Interment will |

be made in the Public Cemetery, :
| Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Whitney Clarke Jr., and 7 Holding cherished memory are her husband of sixty-seven years,

Hercules Clarke; stepdaughter, Sheila Pratt; adopted son, Cyril | Harold Major;12 children, Annette Campbell, Yvonne Isaacs,

Dean; brother-in-law, Captain Emest Dean; sister-in-law, Glacie | Daphne, Judy and Philip Major, Paulette Rolle, Kaye Aranha,
Dean; daughter-in-law, Roselda Clarke; aunt, Doris Bain; \ : ¢ ;
grandchildren, Lawanda Greene, Lavada Clarke, Crisel Clarke, Walker; six sons-in-law, Wynton Isaacs, Charles Major, Wellington
Gregory, Nadine, Raymond, Timothy, Charles, Eric Bain and |

Seneca Pratt; great grandchildren, Kanisha Murray, Giovanno, | daughter-in-law, Christine Humes-Major; 25 grandchildren,

Giovante, Gregory Jr., Trae, Travez, Timothy Bain Jr.; nephews, | Tanya Sands, Wynton, Deron, Dale and Daryle Isaacs, Danielle
Wilfred Clarke, Jay, Marcus, John, Ernest Dean, Silbert Fox, |

Rudolph and Jimmy Lightbourne, Inspector Randy Lightfoot, | (
Set. Danny Lightfoot, Dion and Kendrick Lightfoot; nieces, | Cardello, Anthol, Romel and Jamal Major, Delano Aranha,
Genese Armbrister, Lenora Bain, Shirley Saunders, Suzy |
Duncombe, Salomie Gibson, Carolyn Burrows, Sharon and :

Christine Dean, Leslie Rolle, Barbara Jenkins and Diane Smith; :

other relatives and friends including Sintenic Greene, Zelma | Swaby, Mabel, Nora and Dorothy williams, Wendell Williams,

Bain, Gladstone Pratt, Stanley, Jim, Johnny, Willie and Bob Vernon Nairn, Florine and James Judah, Marjorie Dixon and
White, Robert and Mildred McKinney, the staff of The Geriatrics |

Hospital, Nassau and The Grand Bahama Home For The Aged, |

Freeport, the communities of Cherokee Sound, Sandy Point and | Bertram, Charles and George Williams and their families; many

7 other loyal relatives and friends, The Good Friends Guild,
Naomi, Stephanie, Lynn and Cecilia Dean and family, Dudley | Leagents of Mary, The St. Joseph's community, The Chippingham

Smith and family, Emil Saunders and family, Jay Armbrister and | communities, including Valencia and Earl Thompson Sr., Barbra

family, Rupert Rolle and family, Bradley and Inez Fox and | Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Aranha, Julia Smith, Duke Earl and

family, Jimmy and David Green and family, Bateman Bain and :

family, Rev. Morris Bain and family, Pastor Napoleon Roberts | Francis-Kerr and Frances Taylor. Special thanks to caretakers,

and family, Cecil Colebrooke, Elvere Clarke, Audric Dean and | NU
| Miguel Neely.

Friends may pay their last respects a Bethel Brothers Morticians _ Friends may pay their last resepcts at Bethel Brothers Morticians

#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and | #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and

at his residence in Sandy Point, Abaco from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 _ on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and at the church

_ from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

wn Pho eter ee ee ee, ee |

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2007, PAGE 9



MIRIAM ELIZABETH
MAJOR,-86



of Infantview Road and formerly of
San Salvador, will be held on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Fr.
Martin Gomes, Monsignor Simeon
Roberts and Rev. Deacon Gregory .
Taylor will officiate. Interment will
be made in St. Joseph's Church









Teddie Woods, Rex, Marcian and Paul Major and Harolene
Rolle, Wiliard Don Aranha, Henry Woods and Paul Walker; one
McQueen, Dion James, Charlene, Allyson Major, Shalon Albury,
Okeavia Gray, Derrex, Antione and Antionio Rolle, Tamara,
Phylicia Woods, Michelle Mott, Alicia Fernander and LeAnne

Major; 45 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren,
numerous nieces and nephews including, Jacklyn Carroll, Mary

Patricia Harris, Livingstone Major and Ralph Major of New
York, Brenda and Miriam of Tennessee, Kenneth Rawlins, Earlin,

Dot Srachan, Julia Smith and their families; godchildren, Kay

Nurse Phillipa Armbrister, Marina Smith, Mary Pierre and
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Rack of Ages Funeral Chapel

Wulff Road & Pinedale —
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 ° Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

BURNAL WILLIAM
THURSTON, 71

of Golden Gates #1 will be held at
Cousin McPhee Cathedral A.M.E.
Church, Carmichael Road on
Saturday, March 24th, 2007 at 2:00
p.m. Officiating Pastor Ivan Carey,
assisted by ministers Atwell
Ferguson and Hilliard Walker.
Interment follows Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J. F. K. Drive












Left to cherish his memory are his
, loving wife, Ametha; six sons,
Donald, Burnal Jr., Elvis, Christopher, Michael, and Reginald; four
daughters, Verne II Nottage, Sandra Miller, Lynn and Melony
. Thurston; eight grandsons, Danero Miller, Andrew Nottage, Burnal
Ill, Tico, Elvis Jr., Jordan, Michael Jr., and Maurice Thurston; five
granddaughters, Danica and Danielle Miller, Andrell Nottage,
Christlyn and Rhymelle Thurston; two sons-in-law, Daniel Miller
-and Glen Nonage; three brothers, Richard and Lewis Thurston, and
: Briceton Thurston of Eustace, Florida; one sister, Francis Bullard;
eight brothers-in-law, John, Heanon, Eric, and Arthel Gibson,
Jonathon Simms, Léonard Johnson, Lenard Carter, and Iral Ferguson;
thirteen sisters-in-law, Ellen, Dorothy, and Shirley Thurston, Caroline
Walker, Beulah Sands, Thelcene Simms, Sheila Johnson, Meral
Readon, Velma Ferguson, Gerlene, Curlene, Bridgette, and Edwina
. Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and
relatives including, Wilkerson, Francis, Mary, Zelma, and Joy
Nottage, Phylis and Chestine Black, Janet Williamson, Eliza Miller,
Sylvia and Joseph Moree, Dr. Bodha Srinivas, Lenford Nairn, Sybil
Pinder, Gloria Pritchard, Bishop Alfred Hepburn, Joseph Butler,
Errington Rahming, Steve Pinder, Errington and Olive Hanna,
Lavinia Adderley, Wadie and Jay Hepburn, Lawrence and Margaret |
«Thurston, Jean Louis, Marilyn Brown, Eliza Taylor, Breneva Williams,
Emily, Patsy and Lorna, Naomi Hanna, Marilyn and Washington
Lafleur, Eulean Johnson, Mariana, Betty, Deborah, Velda, and Jocelyn
Thurston, Judith Johnson of Lousianna, Patricia Simms Ferguson,
Gina and Anthony Ferguson, Donald and Ronette Ferguson, Atwell
and Karen Ferguson, Preston and Najana Ferguson, Sheryl and
Michael Carey, Donnel and Pastor Ivan Carey, Reverend Philip
Readon of Miami, Florida, Lorina and Orlando Nottage, Donald
and Dorothy Hanna of Miami, Florida, Arlene Horton, Hilliard
Walker, Mabel Strachan, Conville and Virginia Deleveaux, Adline
and Patrick Rolle, Ruthlee Saunders, Nelly McPhee, Leanna Laing,
Herbert and Gwen Gibson of Miami, Florida, Sylvia Williams of
Florida and Joseph Strachan, Victory Baptist Church Family, The
Royal Bahamas Police Force, The College of the Bahamas, and The
Bahamas Telecommunications Company.












































Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock of Ages
Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale in the Petra Suite on
Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from
1:00 p.m. until funeral time.

4 Rowena Pinder and Louise Macev ne
| (1) Sister-in-law: Kiesha Delanc { ‘en
(11) Nieces: Seven (7) Nepk -vs;
~Numerous cousins and. a host of « ier
| relatives and friends including the ‘ed
Land Acres and Okra Hill familie ind
others too numerous to mer on.

ie coco cape 8!

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES
Hutler’s Funeral Homes
& Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

eels a ato) ie

GARY
“Ciant” “Boy” |
PINDER, 47

‘of Okra Hill will be
‘held on Saturday,
‘March 24th 2007 at
11:00. a.m. at
Bahamas Gospel
Mission Tabernacle,
Montrose Avan Officiating will be Pastor
Gregory Daxon assisted by Rev. Saimuel
Duvalier. Interment will follow in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.



























He is survived by his mother: Vernitta

y” Delancy; Three (3) Brothers: Rooert,
Henry and Terry Delancy; One (i) Uncle:
‘Reginald Mackey; Five (5) Aunts: Hazel
Wilson, Maryann Campbell, Ann Joksson,









Viewing will be held at the Char: |

Butlers’ Funeral Homes & Crer atc 1m,
Emest & York Streets on Friday from — ::00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the chur: « on

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service
The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, March 22, 2007 ° PG 11

Who is better?

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

hat is the difference
between a crisp $20 bill and
a soiled and rumpled $20

bill? A preacher showed his congrega-
tion a crisp $20 bill and asked who
wants it. All hands went up. Then he
crumpled it in his palms and asked who
still wanted it. Again all hands went up.
Lastly he threw it on the ground,
marched on it and repeated his ques-
tion. Still the hands went up. Then he
explained to them that the difference
between a new, crisp $20 bill and a
rumpled and soiled $20 in our eyes is
the difference between a good person
and a bad person in the sight of God.
Both are equally acceptable.

Basically both stand equal before
God since “all have sinned and fallen
short of the glory of God,” Romans
3:23. Henri Nouwen says it differently:
"All hands handicapped; some are
more visibly handicapped than oth-
ers."

The gospel of last week was the story
of a man and his two sons. At the



THE Sunday School teachers of the Church of the
Ascension in Freeport, Grand Bahama, were honoured
recently for their dedication and hard work. They were
each presented with a gift by the Rector, Arch Deacon
Cornell Moss. The visiting preacher was Reverend
Ethan Ferguson, assistant priest at Holy Cross Parish.

@ Pictured from left are Deslean Cumberbaich,

beginning of the story we see that the
younger son is the bad boy and the
elder son the good boy. But by the end
of the story we see that both of them,
in different ways, prove themselves to
be obstacles to the family unity and
harmony which the father desired
more than anything.

Luke speaks not only of our sinful-
ness, but also of our capacity to for-
give. We have only to reflect on our
own sins to realize how dependent we
really are on the grace of Our Lord in
order to get it right. Sin is certainly
missing the target, as the Hebrew
would tell us. It certainly is! To miss
the mark in our life is really to cause
injury to ourselves and to our neigh-
bours. Our actions either have the
capacity to create or to destroy, to be
loving or selfish. It has to be one or the
other.

Luke would rather have us consider
the role of the father in today's read-
ing. Here we have the father roaming
his property each day to glimpse from
a distance the return of his son. He
would study the landscape in expecta-

Sunday School teachers honoured.



People's

Warden;
Cumberbatch; Deborah Seymour; Arch Deacon
Cornell Moss; Edmond Weekes, Sunday School
Superintendent; Cynthia Donaldson; Reverend Ethan

. Ferguson, assistant priest at Holy Cross and Spurgeon
Smith, priest's warden.

tion of the returning son...only to be
disappointed each and every day. This
disappointment in no way discouraged
him from possessing an attitude of
anticipating the moment when he
could physically display his love for his
son and restore the son to wholeness.
Finally, the day arrived when the
father's desire was fulfilled as he saw
his son returning home.

We all know the story wherein the
father does not allow his son to com-
plete his contrition, but rather orders
his servants to restore his son to his
office in life: that of son-ship.

Perhaps we can profitably study this
parable from another angle. It is that
the father not only restored the son to
his state in life, but that the father (if
we use an earthly one), a sinner like us,
was able to restore life. If we act on
impulses the way the son did, we pre-
vent ourselves from creating. In fact,
we become deadened and isolated.
Yet, on the other hand, it is for us to
really become like the father and cre-
ate life for others. The father's capaci-
ty to love engendered within him the

Sir Cyril Fountain; Kayla

(Photo: Anthony Longley,
St Matthew’s Communications)



power of*restoring life to his son and,
in so doing, elevated the father to his
capacity to be God-like! The father
was a true partner with God in restor-
ing life to his son. He was a life giver.

Again, considering the father as a
good, earthly father, and therefore dis-
tinct from the Fatherhood of God - this
figure, graced for sure by God, loves at
a level that restores full life to a son.
There is no time for recriminations, for
anger or lectures. Rather, the father
knows how broken the son is, both
spiritually and physically. Restoration
as a son instantly creates the possibili-
ty for the son to be a son, and thus free
to respond as a whole person filled
with gratitude and an ardent desire to
contribute to the welfare of the family.

Not so long ago in the western part
of India, over 30,000 people lost their
lives to an earthquake registered at 7.9
on the Richter scale. The world
responded with so many interventions,
including but not limited to teams of
rescue workers, donations of money
and goods, prayer and medical assis-
tance.

Thousands and thousands of people
responded generously to India in her
need. The composition of this effort
included men and women, sinners like
you and me! Yet, in this selfless pursuit
of conveying oneness with the citizens
of India, those who assisted reaffirmed
the state that Christ had called them
to: discipleship. They rose to identify
with the needs of their Indian brothers
and sisters in a manner that speaks of
the mystical body. They were, and con-
tinue to be, partners with God!

Where do we go from here? To
begin with, we do not have the right to
judge a person. This does not mean
that we should not judge actions and
intentions that are harmful or injurious
to us or should be directed to preserv-
ing and supporting life in all its forms.
To accomplish this, it is necessary that
we reflect and pray, asking God how
He wants to lead us. It is the movement
of the heart that counts, which can only
take place if we are capable of discern-
ing the pattern of the Spirit working