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Rev asks Christie, Roberts
to deny they promised
him PLP nomination

_@ By BRENT DEAN

THE WAR of words contin-
ued yesterday between the PLP
and CB Moss, as Rev Moss chal-
lenged the prime minister and
current MP for Bain and Grant’s
Town, Bradley Roberts, to explic-
itly deny that they had met with
him, and promised that he would
receive the PLP nomination for
the constituency.

Rev Moss threw out this chal-
lenge yesterday in Rawson
Square, where he also asserted
that “lies” and “untruths” have
been spoken against him.

Both Mr Roberts and Mr
Christie stated in remarks on
Wednesday that no individual has
the authority to give nominations
in the PLP. Rather, they stated,
there is a process within the par-
ty where potential candidates
have to seek the approval of the
candidate’s committee and the
national general council (NGC) in
order to run as a PLP.

More specifically, Mr Roberts

stated that the promises to which
Rev Moss referred, were nothing
more than an exchange of ideas.

In response to their claims, Rev
Moss questioned how Messrs
Roberts and Christie could make
such a promise to him, if at the
time, they were aware that they
were not authorised to make such
a commitment.

“If they knew they could not
deliver it, then that makes it an
even more dishonest act, to
promise something that you knew
at the time you were promising it,
that you couldn’t deliver,” he
said.

Rev Moss also claimed that Mr
Christie indicated to him that his
appearance before the candidates
committee was a mere formality.
He had expected that, despite the
delay in the alleged promise, to
receive the Bain and Grant’s
Town nomination, his deal with
PM and Mr Roberts still stood.

SEE page 11

Strip club event sparks pastors’
warning to young girls

_ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

TWO local pastors have issued a stark warning to young girls in

New Providence and called for strengthening of the laws protect-
ing public decency i in light of an event organised by strip club
"Magic City" that is scheduled to take place tonight and over the
weekend.

Pastors Cedric Moss and Lyall Bethel are asserting that what has
been advertised as a "Spring Fever 2007 Bikini Model Search"
by promoters at Magic City, is in fact equivalent to a recruitment
drive by the club, and an underhand attempt to obtain the rights to

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FREEPORT — A Supreme Court hearing set
for Friday concerning several applications by the
St George family and Sir Jack Hayward in their
continuing legal battle over the share ownership
and management of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority has been adjourned to next month.

Lawyer Fred Smith, representing the St George
family, said the hearing, to be heard by Justice
Anita Allen, is now set for April {2 and 13 in
New Providence.

The St George family has filed an application
asking the Supreme Court to have a speedy trial,
and to determine as a matter of priority the 50-75
per cent share ownership dispute between them
and Sir Jack Hayward.

Mr Smith said: “The Supreme Court had March
23 as the date for the hearing of an application by
the plaintiff, the estate of Mr Edward St George

SEE page 12



Voters registered up to day
before House is dissolved
will be eligible to vote

@ By BRENT DEAN

ALL voters registered up to the day before
the House of Assembly is dissolved will be able :

to vote in the general election.

This statement was made yesterday by Sher-
lyn Hall, deputy permanent secretary of the :

parliamentary registrar’s department.

Mr Hall indicated that voter registration has i
declined since March 12, which may indicate ;
that some potential voters may have misun- :

derstood the significance of the date.
On March 12 the old registry was closed,

meaning that only voters who have registered
for the upcoming election will be able to vote. :

Mr Hall also noted that as a result of the :
report of the constituencies commission, new :
voters cards are in the process of being pro- :
duced. These cards will be ready in approxi- :

SEE page 12



Baha Mar says
it’s disappointed
project ‘has
become topic of
political debate’

BAHA MAR released a
statement late last evening
lamenting that it has become
the subject of political sparring
between the PLP and FNM.

“In response to inquiries, |
Baha Mar today stated that it
was disappointed its project
appeared to have become the
topic of political debate, as

Baha Mar is a commercial busi-

ness venture led by business

people,” the company said.

“The Baha Mar project, with
its world class gaming and resort
partners is expected to create
over 8,500 jobs, in addition to
700 plus construction jobs
already created.

“In the initial 20 years after
completion, Baha Mar is
expected to benefit The
Bahamas’ Gross Domestic
Product by approximately $15
billion. In terms of actual deliv-
eries, Baha Mar noted that it
has already invested over $350
million in the transformation of

SEE page 12.

Senior PLP ‘wants

no part in party’s
election efforts’

A SENIOR PLP says he
wants no part in the party’s

election efforts following a bust

up over the nomination of a
candidate.

The PLP stalwart councillor
and party member for more
than 50 years says that he is sit-
ting out this election and refus-
ing to vote because of his par-
ty’s decision to run a person
who allegedly possesses quali-
ties that no candidate should
have.

A former senator, trade
union leader and professed
“fourth generation PLP”, Aud-
ley Hanna, said that while he
has not left the PLP, he will
actively campaign against the
PLP’s candidate for South
Beach, Wallace Rolle.

“Jam a PLP but J will sit this
one out and campaign against
the candidate for South Beach
and do all in my power to
ensure that he does not win his
seat,” Mr Hanna said in an
interview with The Tribune fol-
lowing the release of two let-

SEE page 12







PAGE 2, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



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six-month-old Dannielynn, the
daughter of deceased Playboy
playmate Anna Nicole Smith,
Court TV reported.

The 39-year-old former real-
ity television star died on Feb-
ruary 8 after collapsing in a
Florida hotel, sparking the cus-
tody case.

A Bahamian judge ordered a
DNA test on Dannielynn on
Tuesday, in an effort to identi-
fy the father.

Dr Baird was hired by free-
lance photographer Larry
Birkhead to independently
determine, according to Court
TV, whether the Broward
County Medical Examiner's
Office extracted enough DNA
samples from Smith's body to
perform paternity tests.

Dr Baird is said to be on his
way to Nassau, Bahamas,
where the custody battle con-
tinues.

Mr Birkhead and two oth-
ers — attorney Howard K
Stern and Smith's former body-
guard Alexander Denk —
claim to be the baby's father.

Mr Stern is listed on Dan-
nielynn's birth certificate as the
father.

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On Wenesday James Neav-
itt, a lawyer for Smith’s former
partner Stern, said that DNA
tests may not resolve legal
struggles over custody of the
girl.

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may not relinquish custody



even if tests prove the father
is Smith’s ex-boyfriend Larry
Birkhead.

“Howard ts 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.

bility of a negotiated settle-
ment if the test proves his
client is not the biological
father. He said Stern respects
Birkhead and that the two men
will likely reach an agreement
if the Los Angeles-based pho-
tographer 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.
“Dannielynn’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
to inherit millions.

Union execs ‘uneasy
after accusations

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - An air of
“uneasiness” reportedly prevails
among union executives in
Freeport following accusations
against two top executives of
the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union in
New Providence.

According to press reports,
some members of the
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and the secretary general con-
cealed important information
from the membership.

They claim that president

, Roy Colebrooke and secretary

general Leo Douglas are not
sharing the full audit findings
with the executive council
regarding a controversial $5
million loan by former union
president the late Pat Bain.

Before the union’s elections
in May, Mr Colebrooke and
several union members ques-
tioned the $5 million loan and
spoke out against it. He and
several others were later fired
by Mr Bain.

Apparently, the executive .

council members are con-
cerned over the now close rela-
tionship that has developed
between Mr Colebrooke and
Mr Douglas, who were at odds
with each other prior to the
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president of the BHCAWU in

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situation.

Mr Morley said that they :

were not aware of anything
until Wednesday, when they
read a story in the Freeport
News.

“We are little uneasy about
what we have read, and we try-
ing to ascertain where the

information came-from and--:---

relevance of it, and whether it
is.true, he said.

“We only know what was in
the newspaper, and so-at this
time we are not prepared to
make any comments on this,”
he said.

When asked if Mr Cole-
brooke had contacted them in
Freeport, Mr Morley said that
the president had not.

The Tribune attempted to
reach Mr Colebrooke at the
union’s office in New Provi-
dence for comments regarding
the allegations, but he did not
return calls up to press time.



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US urged to try
Guantanamo
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federal courts

THE Bahamas office of
Amnesty International issued a
statement yesterday saying the

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detainee David Hicks.

He was one of 10 detainees
charged under the previous mil-
itary commission system thrown
out by the US Supreme Court
last year, Amnesty noted in the
statement.

In its report, Justice delayed <
and justice denied? Amnesty °

reiterates its belief that trials
under the revised military com-

mission process will fail to com- —

ply with international standards.

The organisation is also “
deeply concerned that detainees _

could face execution after such
trials.

“The pervasive unlawfulness
that has marked the past five
years of detentions cries out for
the strictest adherence to fair
trial standards. Instead, these
trials threaten to cut corners in
pursuit of a few convictions and
add to the injustice that the
Guantdnamo detention facility
has come to symbolise”, said
Susan Lee, Amnesty Interna-
tional's Americas programme
director.

Amnesty said the military
commissions will operate in
something approaching a legal
vacuum.

“Defendants cannot turn to
international human rights law,
the Geneva Conventions or the

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inal defendants “a distant sec-
ond”.

“They have been subjected
to repeated interrogations with-
out access to lawyers or the
courts. Interrogation techniques
and detention conditions
amounting to torture or other
ill-treatment under internation-
al law have been authorised and
used against them,” the state-
ment said.

“The military commissions
are patently tailored to fit the
unlawful practices that have
preceded them. Information
coerced by cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment will be
admissible. At the same time,
the government may introduce
evidence while keeping secret
the methods used to obtain it,”
said Susan Lee.

Amnesty said that because of
the absence of fair trial guaran-
tees, and the trail of illegality
that precedes the trials, it is call-

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007, PAGE 3



LOCAL NEWS



oln brief

RBDF and
NEMA to work
together more
closely

DEFENCE Force com-
mander Commodore Clifford
Scavella said the force will
expand its collaboration with
the National Emergency
Management Agency to bring
relief more quickly to those
affected by disastrous events.

Commodore Scavella made
this pledge during a meeting
with NEMA interim director
Mr Carl Smith on Tuesday.

He said that from now on,
when a disaster strikes, the
force will secure a base and
immediately deploy ships
with chain saws, drinking
water and other “essentials.”

He said the aim is to “come
in behind the hurricane and
offer relief to the people on
the ground in the affected
areas” once the hurricane has
passed.

“This kind of deployment
will also allow us to be able to
better apprise NEMA of the
situation as we see it on the
ground ...so that when they
deploy their assets from New
Providence or wherever they
are, they will be able to bring
relief even more immediate-
ly,” Commodore Scavella
said.

“NEMA will also have
access to our ships and what-
ever modes of transport we
have immediately as well,” he
added.

Furthermore, Commodore
Scavella said, as a hurricane
approaches, “special teams”
of marines will be deployed
“ahead of the potential affect-
ed areas” to ride out the
storm with the residents of
those areas, particularly the
elderly.

“Once they would have
-come through a hurricane,
those special teams, or
advance teams, will be able
to perform additional duties

_ that the national agency may
request of them. I could only

‘see our collaboration getting

‘even better as we seek to
improve what exists already,”
he said.



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Gray: it’s my job
to help everyone

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

MICAL MP and Minister of
Local Government Alfred Gray
said he has a duty to help not
only his PLP supporters, but
FNMs in his area as well.

The minister, who took issue
with a number of remarks in an
article published in The Tribune
on March 21, said he has, and
will never involve himself with
victimization.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Gray said that he
has, and will not only help those
who supported him.

“If I help the people who sup-
port and help me, what is wrong
with that? But I never said I
would only help those,” he said.

The minister said that he nev-
er said, nor did he infer that he
would only help PLP support-
ers. He also responded to asser-
tions of victimization on the
island of Mayaguana — partic-
ularly at the I-Group develop-
ment.

“As a Member of Parliament
for Mayaguana, and as a Minis-
ter of the government, I have
never victimised anybody. Nei-
ther do I encourage it. And Mr
(Earnel) Brown’s assertion that
Mr Miller is campaigning for
me is an outright lie. I have nev-
er taken anybody with me when
I campaign, other than my cam-
paign manager; who is not a res-
ident of Mayaguana,” he said.

Mr Brown, a resort manager
in Mayaguana, had told The
Tribune that “there is a lot of
animosity and deep-seated bad
feeling down here. Where it will
lead, only God knows.”

Mr Gray said that if anyone
in his camp ever attempted to
victimise anyone he would
openly rebuke it.

“Trust me, I will never — if
anyone did that, and to my
knowledge, I’d openly rebuke
them. I do not do it. I don’t sup-
port it. But nobody in their right
mind would expect for me not
to find employment for the peo-
ple of Mayaguana, which
includes FNMs and PLPs.

“But the attitude of the FNM

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both FNM and PLPs are enti-

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Mr Gray also warned his
opponent, the FNM candidate
for the area, Dion Foulkes, to
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misguided information without
proof. Mr Gray was referring
to two women Mr Foulkes
alleged were “illegally sus-
pended” by the I-Group.

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ladies referred to that were
allegedly suspended for fight-
ing on the job. They were sus-
pended for a week for fighting
on the job. The company should
have a right to discipline its
employee,” he said.

Also, the reference to foreign
workers Mr Gray said,
employed at the development,
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were working “on contract” to
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PAGE 4, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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Alfred Gray’s challenge taken up

. IN DEFENDING charges of political vic-
timisation, MICAL MP Alfred Gray made
statements in the House on Wednesday that
left one with the impression that he believed it
his duty as an MP to help only his PLP sup-
porters.

In a quick recoup in an interview with The
Tribune yesterday he explained his statement:
“If I help the people who support and help me,
what is wrong with that? But I never said I
would only help those,” he said.

Mr Gray felt constrained to defend himself
after an article appeared in The Tribune on
March 21 in which Mayaguanians accused him
and the local commissioner of “gross political
victimisation.” They warned that residents were
on “the brink of civil unrest.”

Disgruntled residents said that Mr Gray and
Commissioner Samuel Miller were handing out
jobs indiscriminately to PLP supporters in the
run-up to the election. “Everybody who sup-
ports the PLP gets something dumb to do,”
The Tribune was told.

Defending himself in the House on Wednes-
day, and denying that he had ever victimised
anyone, Mr Gray said it was his duty to help his
PLP supporters.

“If I help supporters who supported me,” he
said, “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.

It was an echo of the Pindling era when Sir
Clement Maynard, then a cabinet minister,
declared that he was only “checking for PLPs,”
and Philip (call me “Bro”) Bethel declared that
God had given this country to the PLP.

However, by yesterday morning, Mr Gray
had reconsidered his injudicious words, and
quickly tried to swallow them with a denial that
he had ever said or inferred that he would only
help PLP supporters. He also denied the claims
of victimisation at Mayaguana.

“Mr Speaker, I just want to deny this,” Mr
Gray told the House, referring to The Tribune
article. “And I challenge The Tribune and the
writer of this article, with no name, to come
forward and put up or shut up.”

Here again, Mr Gray, like his colleagues,
was hitting out at the messenger rather than
concentrating on the message. The Tribune and
reporter were just vehicles used by residents
of Mayaguana to send a grim message to their
MP, Alfred Gray. He should be challenging his
Mayaguana constituents, not The Tribune.

Anyway, a Bahamian took Mr Gray up on
his challenge. He phoned to remind us of an
article we had written in this column on Sep-
tember 10, 2002, headed: “PLP has brought
division in islands.”

The call was from a grand nephew of the
late Arnold Farquharson of Colonel Hill,
Crooked Island, who lost his school bus contract

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when the PLP government came to power in
2002. Mr Gray was the MP for MICAL, which
included Crooked Island.

When the FNM became the government in
1992, they discovered that in such places as
Crooked Island the PLP held all the jobs, some
two or three jobs, while the FNM had none.

The new government decided to even things
out by taking one government contract from a
PLP who had two contracts and giving it to an
FNM who had none. Those benefitting in
Crooked Island were Mr Arnold Farquharson,
87, who was given the True Blue to Colonel
Hill school bus route, and Enoch Ferguson and
his 72-year-old father, who bused students from
Landrail Point to Colonel Hill.

Mr Farquharson’s grandson said that his
grandfather, who was too proud to beg, was
supported by his 10 children. He and his wife
lived off the plot of land that she farmed. How-
ever, because he was an FNM supporter he
could not get any of the few jobs at the island.
He was about to get a job at the airport, when it
was suddenly cancelled.

Later the same thing happened when ZNS
asked him to report for them from the island. As
soon as the PLP heard who he was, said his
grandson, the job offer was cancelled.

The late Wilbert Moss was the PLP MP at the
time.

However, in 1992 the FNM decided to even
the score. When it was time to renew the bus
contract, instead of giving it to the holder, the
late Mary Moss, a PLP, who for many years
was the manager of government’s National
Insurance office, they gave it to Mr Farquhar-
son, for years a jobless FNM. The same thing
happened in the case of Mr Ferguson. They
both did a good job until the PLP were returned
to power in 2002. A few months after becoming
the government, Mr Farquharson lost his con-
tract and returned to his jobless state until his
death on December 14, 2003. His contract was
returned to the PLP family of Mary Moss. It was
the same for the Ferguson family, who lost their
contract to the former PLP holders, the family
of Zeke Thompson.

“People here are very upset,” said the Rev
Newton Williamson of Pinefield, Acklins, after
the 2002 election. “Even the graveyard and
park jobs have been taken from the FNM and
given to the PLP. Under the FNM administra-
tion the PLP were given jobs, among them office
and school jobs, no one was left out. Under the
FNM everybody was one.”

They had taken Prime Minister Christie at his
word that he would not tolerate victimisation.
But they were disappointed.

Mr Gray was the MP when these things hap-
pened. Mr Tony Ferguson of Nassau has taken
up his challenge and now wants Mr Gray to
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

WE REFER to your article con-
cerning the collapsed Bahamas fund
reported in the Business Section on
Monday, March 12, 2007. We had
taken a position not to discuss these
ongoing matters in the Press and to
focus on co-operating with the offi-
cial representatives in this matter.
However, given the erroneous infor-
mation in your article, we consider
it necessary to respond to the mat-
ters raised concerning Cardinal
International.

For background purposes, Car-
dinal International provided a range
of services to international clients
over a ten-year period from 1994
to its closure of business in 2004.
These included acting as registered
agent and registered office, the pro-
vision of directors, accounting and
fund administration and treasury
services.

All of our clients that were regu-
lated as funds in various jurisdic-
tions, including the Bahamas, were
independently audited on an annu-
al basis. It was well-known that as a
company we invested heavily in
internationally recognized technol-
ogy and in our management and
staff, recruiting a high percentage of
professionals and committing to
extensive training programmes.

As a company we undertook
many initiatives to improve the way
we operated. In October 2003 the
Board authorized an independent
review of our computer systems as a
means of assessing our workflows.
In May 2004 a major accounting
firm carried out a SAS 70 review
which addressed our internal sys-
tems and concluded that in each
case the controls in place provided
reasonable assurance that the con-
trol objectives were being met. Of
the funds that were audited we
received written confirmation from
their auditors that they had never
adjusted a net asset value for any
client where Cardinal had prepared
the NAV.

Further, in October 2004, we
authorized an independent review
of our anti-money laundering pro-
cedures as a Financial and Corpo-
rate Services Provider. The report
concluded that we were 100 per cent
compliant with the required infor-
mation on file to satisfy the verifi-
cation and record keeping require-
ments.

Further in 2003/4, Lloyds of Lon-
don carried out an independent
review of our risk management sys-
tems. The report concluded that the
“risk exposure under review was
found to be reasonably contained
by the controls in place”.

It has been well documented that
in August 2004 the Securities Com-
mission began an investigation of
the Norshield entities and attended
our offices in Nassau. Instructions
were immediately given to all staff
by the Board to co-operate com-
pletely in this investigation. When
we announced our closure in
November 2004 we were committed
to ensuring that our clients were
not overly inconvenienced by the
decision and took a number of steps
to ensure that any handover was as
efficient as possible. We contacted
local and international administra-
tors and assisted in matching these
with our clients’ needs and worked
with them in the handover process.

Cardinal operated a sophisticated
server-based technology system.
When the decision was made to

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that we would not be able to run
reports once the servers were
brought down. We did in fact ask
the software vendor whether we
could transfer the license to a third
party but this was refused. In addi-
tion, in consideration of early ter-
mination of our lease the landlord
required retention of the office
equipment, furniture and computer
infrastructure and an exit date of
January 2005 which was then immi-
nent.

We therefore recruited a sub-
stantial number of additional tem-
porary staff to assist in copying doc-
uments and files; we brought in
additional photocopiers and allo-
cated a section of the office for this
purpose. Over a three-month peri-
od the management and staff acted
with complete professionalism
working long hours to ensuring an
efficient handover to the new
administrators. Although your arti-
cle seeks to suggest otherwise, we
are not aware of any clients who
made any complaints during this
process and, in fact, many were
complimentary of the manner in
which it was handled.

During this handover process we
were informed that Norshield would
move its administration to a Toron-
to-based operation. Not only did
our staff copy all files requested by
the new administrator but they also
provided electronic data and dealt
with inquiries. Further, two Nor-
shield staff members attended our
office for several days in January
2005 to oversee the handing over
of information for their companies.
This included physical files as well
as electronic information.

Additionally, Mosaic Composite,
was in a legal dispute with an
investor. We performed some trea-
sury services, directorship and
accounting services until Septem-
ber 2003. During this legal dispute a
“discovery order” was made and
we were instructed to provide all
our information by court order: A
court order was in fact requested
by Cardinal to protect itself from a
breach of confidentiality under
Bahamian law. Composite’s
lawyers were provided access to one
of our offices where we collated the
information and handed it over to
them in 2004. In addition, Mosaic
Composite itself requested the
return of its records and this was
done as instructed. The liquidators
were provided with this informa-
tion and were aware of the circum-
stances.

Further, as mentioned, Mosaic
Composite and Univest were sub-
ject to independent audit on an
annual basis and this included open
access to the records, confirmation
of balances from third parties and
the compilation of the auditors’ own
audit files. This would involve atten-
dance at our office and a review of
our clients files. We are unaware
that we ever received anything from
the auditors to suggest that our
clients records were incomplete or
inadequate.

In conclusion it is erroneous to
suggest that Cardinal was not coop-
erative or did not provide access to
information that it held. We pro-
vided information to the Securities
Commission, the Court and the liq-
uidators to the best of our ability.

We are clearly not responsible for |

the provision of information beyond
our control.

We closed the physical office in
February 2005, but retained a stor-
age facility with the intention of
closing that in February 2006. Dur-
ing the hand-over process we pro-
vided the new administrators with
the original documents, retaining
copies for our records

During 2005, the Norshield enti-
ties were placed in liquidation and
Mr. Hancock was contacted on 28
March 2006 by the liquidators, a
full thirteen months after Cardinal
closed.

A meeting took place, files were
requested and these were provid-
ed in April 2006 in two separate
tranches.

These files included copies of all
investor files together with the
NAV calculations where Cardinal
performed those functions. On a
number of occasions Mr. Hancock
requested clarification with regard
to the files to be delivered or col-
lected. These files were not copied a
second time on the basis that we
would have access to them if need-
ed.

By the end ef April 2006 there
remained a number of boxes in stor-
age that did not appear to be critical
to the liquidation as they had not
been requested by the liquidators.

As far as we were aware most of
the information was quite old.

However, in the event that they
might be of any use to the liquida-
tors, Mr. Hancock requested that
the liquidators collect the boxes
directly from the storage facility and
arrangements were made for this
to be done at the end of April.

The day prior to the arranged
collection, Mr. Hancock visited the
facility to ensure that the liquidators
would be provided access only to
find the storage locked and the files
destroyed. Upon enquiry, the stor-
age company indicated that the files
had been destroyed for non-pay-
ment of storage fees. No member of

Cardinal was given notice by the
storage company or their realtor
that this would happen despite the
fact that we were in contact with
them and had informed them of the
closure date.

Mr. Hancock immediately called
the person responsible for paying
the storage bills who confirmed that
the storage company had been paid
for April. Mr. Hancock then

informed the liquidators of what. '

had happened and requested that
they contact the storage company
directly to confirm the facts. Mr.
Hancock then received a call from
the Liquidators’ lawyer who con-
firmed that he had spoken to the
storage company who in turn con-
firmed that they had destroyed the
files. A list of the boxes and their
contents were faxed to the liquida-
tors the same day.

Approximately three weeks later
Cardinal received a cheque from
the storage company for overpay-
ment of storage fees, clearly con-
firming that the fees had been paid
and that the files were destroyed
by the storage company at their own
discretion. No apology or explana-
tion was offered or forthcoming.

We had no exchange of commu-
nication with the storage company
at any time concerning the destruc-
tion of the files prior to their
destruction and cannot be held
responsible for a matter where we
had organized secure storage facil-
ities for several months after our
closure and had paid fees to a peri-
od beyond the date the files were
destroyed.

With regard to the calculation of
Net Asset Values, Cardinal did not
provide these services to the Chan-
nel Funds. Their assets were val-
ued by a Canadian public company
and audited by a Canadian account-
ing firm. We did prepare accounts
for Mosaic Composite to September
2003 and these were based on the
audited accounts of the Channel
Funds and reports received from.
major international custodians. Our
agreement with the company stated
“it is understood and agreed that
the administrator is required to rely
upon the evaluation of assets held
by the custodian and as provided
by the custodian and confirmed to
the administrator as being correct
by the investment adviser. For the
avoidance of doubt, the adminis-
trator will not be held responsible
for any errors or omissions of the
custodian, the investment adviser, in
this or any other regard.” Mosaic
Composite was independently
audited on an annual basis.

We are not aware of any unrec-
onciled amounts in the books of
Olympus Bank & Trust relating to
Cardinal International. Olympus
Bank & Trust was the major
investor in the Olympus Univest
fund and was treated as a typical
investor by Cardinal. Cardinal Inter-
national provided treasury services
to its fund-based clients and
received investment amounts from
investors to segregated clients
accounts for its fund clients. The
investors would provide clear
instructions as where the funds
should be paid and would have
completed a subscription agreement
and provided appropriate due dili-
gence. On receipt of funds a confir-
mation of the amount received and
the subscription date were sent to
the investor as routine practice.

These segregated client accounts
were held with a major international
bank and were subject to stringent
controls, including segregation of
duties, daily reconciliation and inde-
pendent audit. During its ten years
of operation, while funds in the hun-
dreds of millions of dollars flowed
through our trust accounts we were
never made aware of any un-rec-
onciled amounts. We certainly
would have expected to have been
made aware of this within days of
any payment or immediately fol-
lowing our closure when any final
balances were returned to the
clients. These funds were never
legally considered as Cardinal’s and
were purely held for short periods in
a fiduciary capacity until the due
diligence process had been com-
pleted.

We have been in regular com-
munication with the liquidators and
have responded to their enquiries
promptly and professionally. The
liquidators are fully aware of all the
facts listed above. In a report by

' the liquidators, quoted by The Tri-

bune, in August 2006 it stated “Car-
dinal International acted as admin-
istrator for both the Olympus Uni-
vest fund and Mosaic Composite,
and its former head, Stephen Han-
cock, has been examined under
oath by the liquidators. There is
nothing to suggest Mr. Hancock has
done anything wrong in relation to
either entity.”

Your article suggests that Cardi-
nal participated in the destruction of
files, was uncooperative with the
liquidators, did not perform its ser-
vices properly and received “unrec-
onciled amounts”.

We strongly deny every one of
these assertions and have provided
this information to provide a full
and true picture of the events.

We trust that you will give as
much prominence to our response
as you did to the original article

THE BOARD

CIFS Ltd

(Formerly Cardinal
International Fund Services Ltd)
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FREEPORT - Plans have
been announced for the con-
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plant on Grand Bahama to be
used in times of emergency and
natural disaster.

Mike Stafford, president of
the Rotary Club of Freeport,
made the announcement yes-
terday at his club’s weekly lun-
cheon meeting at Ruby Swiss
Restaurant.

The Grand Bahama Reverse
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ricane Water Relief Facility, he
said, is being undertaken by
Rotary International in part-
nership with the TK Founda-
tion, a Bahamian philanthropic
organisation.

Mr Stafford said that the
facility will be built on land
donated by Freeport investor
Preben Olson of New Hope
Holdings.

“When he was presented with
our plan he also offered us the
opportunity to tie into his exist-
ing stand by diesel generator,
thereby eliminating the need
for us to purchase and maintain
a generator within our facility,”
he said.

Mr Stafford said that taking
part will be: the Rotary clubs
of district 5280 in Los Angeles,
California, the three clubs in
Grand Bahama, the clubs in
South Florida, and all clubs in
Nassau, Abaco, and the
Caribbean.

Mr Stafford noted that in
2004, and 2005, Grand Bahama
was hit by three very powerful
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He said most residents were
without running water for four
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Cuba says more
countries should
organise 2009
World Classic

M@ HAVANA

CUBA thinks several coun-
tries, and not just the United
States, should organise the 2009
World Classic, according to
Associated Press.

“We are firmly convinced
that there should be a commit-

tee of participants and that that

committee should choose a
group to discuss the organisa-
tion, the dates, the rules of elim-
ination, the participants and
everything else,” Cuban
Olympic Committee president
Jose Ramon Fernandez said on
Thursday.

Major League Baseball and
its players’ association jointly

- ran the first edition of the Clas-
. Sic last year, when Japan beat

Cuba 10-6 in the final at San
Diego.

While a final decision hasn’ t
been made, it appears the sec-
ond Classic will be played in

» March 2009.

Fernandez, also one of
Cuba’s vice presidents, was
“worried” about the 2009 tour-
nament, saying it should be
organised “in a spirit where all
participants have a voice and a
vote.”

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SOUTH Andros Member of
Parliament Whitney Bastian

claims that he treats all his con- -

stituents equally — whether they
support the Free National
Movement or the Progressive
Liberal Party.

Yesterday, Mr Bastian offi-
cially announced himself as an
independent candidate for the
South Andros Constituency.

Mr Bastian said that he want-
ed to eliminate “all speculation”
about whether he would be sup-
porting the FNM or the PLP in
the upcoming general election.

Mr Bastian told reporters that
he was confident that he would
be re-elected and predicted that
he would win his seat by a “larg-
er majority” this time around.

And he told the media that
political victimisation is not
practised in his constituency.
He was speaking after claims of
political victimisation made
national headlines this week.

Minister Alfred Gray and an
island administrator were
accused of being “in cahoots”
in victimising FNM supporters
in Mayaguana.

Addressing the issue in the
House of Assembly, Mr Gray

LOCAL NEWS.



M WHITNEY BASTIAN

said: “If I help supporters who
supported me, if | 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.”

Mr Bastian said that “every X
is equal” in his constituency. He
said his constituents are well
aware of his record and reputa-
tion during his time in the
House of Assembly.

Once re-elected, Mr Bastian
said he would create a fisher-
man’s co-operative and a fish-
erman’s union in South Andros.

The fishermen. in South

Andros, he said, need to form
themselves into a “unified
group” so that they would be
able to assist the government

with any future developments

on the island.

Mr Bastian also told the
media that he planned to build
an indoor auditorium in his con
stituency.

The South Andros MP said
that he hoped to accomplish
these initiatives within a five
year period.

Asked how he was intending
to finance these projects, Mr
Bastian said: “Through self-help
and agitation to the government!
for assistance.”

In addition, he said, equal
access to future projects on the
island is a main concern among
his constituents.

“T also hope to fight for the
right of South Androsians to
have equal opportunitics for

jobs and contracts that take
place in Andros,” Mr Bastian
said.

Asked if he would remain an

independent member of parlia-
ment if he was re-elected, he
said: “When I am re-elected |
will consult the people of South
Andros and then I will do
what’s in the best interest of the
people of South Andros.

Dr C R Walker is upheld as a
model for young Bahamians

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

VETERAN politician Oscar
Johnson advised aspiring
young scholars to emulate the
life and work of Dr Claudius
Roland Walker.

While speaking at a panel
discussion held at the College
of the Bahamas entitled “Class
Matters”, Mr Johnson
described Dr Walker as the
“greatest intellectual that the
Bahamas has ever seen or will
ever see.”

And Mr Johnson urged the
audience to be as “community
minded” as Dr Walker was when
they become professionals.

Dr C R Walker, who has a
high school named in his hon-
our in New Providence, was an
important figure in the early
black consciousness movement
in the Bahamas. He became
actively involved in the com-
munity at a very early age.

‘He was a student of the

-Boys' Central School and a

member of St Agnes Church
where was pianist and organist.
In pursuit of higher educa-

tion, he attended Rhodes High
School in New York and went
on to Howard University in
Washington, D C where he
met Mable Cordelia Holloway
who became his wife. The
Mable Walker Primary School
was named in her honour. '

After passing the Georgia
Medical Board Examinations
and qualifying as a doctor, he
returned to the Bahamas in
1930 and entered the medical
profession.

Dr Walker, who was. fluent
in Spanish, French and Ger-
man, became active in politics
and was elected representative
of the Southern District. He
served in the House for 20
years and became a strong
advocate for women's right to
vote and the secret ballot.

He was also the editor of
The Voice, a weekly publica-
tion that championed the
rights of Bahamians.

According to Mr Johnson,
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Firm applies to join in court battle
concerning port authority shares

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT — Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation,
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that owns the shares of the Port
Group Limited and the Grand
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the ongoing legal battle over
share ownership.

The company has filed a sum-
mons in the Supreme Court
asking to be permitted to
become the seventh defendant
in an action filed by St George
family against Sir Jack Hayward

and Hannes Babak.

Lawyer Fred Smith, who is
representing the St George fam-
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on behalf of Intercontinental
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The summons, he said, was
expected to be heard on Friday
before Justice Anita Allen, but
was adjourned to April, 12 and
13, due to an ongoing murder
trial that is being presided over
by the Nassau judge.

“They want to ask of the
court to dismiss the action in
the Bahamas; to strike it out as
an abuse of process and to
remove the receiver,” said Mr
Smith.

Mr Smith said that the affi-
davit filed by the Cayman
Island lawyer is suggesting that
because the St Georges are not

registered as shareholders of

IDC in the Cayman Islands they
have no right to be registered
under the Cayman law, and that
the action should therefore be
dismissed.

He said that an attidavit was
also filed by Rick Hayward, the
son of Sir Jack Hayward, claim-
ing that the receivership has
caused prejudicial disruption to
the operation of the Port

Authority and the economy of

Freeport.

Mr Hayward claims that
investors are refusing to invest,
and that the Port Authority can-
not continue to operate, espe-
cially with the cost of the receiv-
er.

He alleges that the court-
ordered receivership of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority



@ SIR Jack Hayward, who
claims to own 75 per cent of
the port authority

and Port Group’ Limited is
“draining” the companies’
resources, with the company
incurring a $1.7 million loss per
year.

Legal action was taken out
by the St Georges against Sir
Jack and Mr Babak, chairman
of Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity, in November.

The St Georges, who are
claiming to be an equal partner
in the Port Authority, are dis-
puting Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
ownership claim. They are also
seeking the removal of Mr
Babak as chairman.

Seashells Investments of
Fiduciary Management Ser-
vices, which is also a defendant

in the action, has replaced
lawyer Gregory Moss with John
Wilson of McKinney, Bancroft
and Hughes.

The company has filed an
application, which was also to
be heard on Friday, to convert
the St Georges’ original action
from the originating process to
a writ action, which would take
longer to complete.

“All those matters were to be
heard tomorrow (on Friday) but
we have to wait and see what
happens on April 12 and 13,”
Mr Smith said.

In the meantime, the Port
Authority Group Limited con-
tinues to conduct business as it
has done since November.

Mr Smith said he thinks the
court appointed receivership
has benefited the operations at
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority.

“IT think the fact that there
has been peace and quiet at the
administration of the Port
Authority and PGL has really
helped to encouraged the sense
of doing business, as opposed
to making everyone be disrupt-
ed by squabbles and fights
between the shareholders,” he
said.

Mr Smith said the fact that
two shareholders might be fight-
ing over who owns what shares
in a company does not mean
that the company cannot con-

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Foreign investment claims attacked

THE PLP’s “bogus and dra-
matically inflated” claim of $20
billion dollars worth of foreign
investment continues to unrav-
el, according to the FNM.

The party said in a statement
yesterday that “precious little
of this money has found its way
into the country in terms ol
jobs, shovels in the ground or
other Wwealth- generating oppor-
tunities”,

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gantly “counting their chickens
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PLP’s amateurish and incom-
petent management of the
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about the government’s failure
to meet a March 15, 2007, dead-





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line on an additional heads of
agreement.

“Perhaps Baha Mar, like
many other investors, sense that
a weakened administration is
desperate to conclude some-
thing before the election,” the
FNM said.

The opposition said that the
public outcry over the details
of the Baha Mar project is com-
ing “fast and furious” and from
numerous quarters.

“Mr Christie likes to rush
around making grand speeches
while paying no attention to
details. He says so much and
does so little. Now..the
Bahamas is paying the price for

his blinkered vision, junkanoo
shuffles and lofty but mean-

ingless rhetoric,” the FNM.

said.

The party said that a new
FNM government will secure
the long-term interests of the
country through careful and
competent negotiating.

“Bahamians can trust Hubert
Ingraham and his colleagues to
master the details of any agree-
ment an FNM government signs
and be fair with both the
Bahamian people and genuine
investors. They will certainly
not mislead people by counting
chickens before they hatch,” the
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Giving an overview of candidates’

HE recent Boundaries
i Commission report indi-
cates that the PLP might be trying
to “tief” the general election in a
desperate attempt to save several
_ of their most vulnerable MPs.

While both the PLP and FNM
governments are guilty of gerry-
mandering to suit the governing
party’s agenda, it can only be to
the advantage of this government
that the Commission’s report
comes so late, particularly as
some* opposition candidates
would have difficulties because
of the boundary cuts and con-
stituency name changes.

In anticipation of the impend-
ing political showdown, I’ve
decided'to examine the electoral
odds of the candidates listed to
contest seats throughout the
Bahamas.

Firstly, Prime Minister Perry
Christie appears to have faltered
in the most crucial aspect of his
role as PM—that is, leadership.
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scandal, many of which he has
remained mum about and failed
to enforce his much-hyped Code
of Ethics.

In 2002, Mr Christie was given
a mandate by the people, but he
appears to have driven his elec-
toral vehicle off a cliff.

While Mr Christie brings a
more democratic style of leader-
ship to the country, no awe-inspir-
ing and tangible achievement or
investment has happened on his
watch—just a lot of photo ops
and (paper) signings.

Mr Christie can shuffle and
stomp the roach (dance) all he
wants, but it appears that he may
be the country’s first one-term
Prime Minister.

There is no wonder as to why
the PM is holding on to the
tongue (clapper) of the election
bell, as he seems petrified of the
ensuing results. ©

It is likely that Mr Christie will
defeat Ella Lewis in the new

Farm Road and Centreville con-
stituency. Mr Christie earns a
grade D (with God’s grace) for
administration!

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller,

- one of the better ministers, will

most likely defeat Sidney Collie.
Mr Miller has performed fairly
well in his ministerial posts and,
due to his charismatic nature and
portrayal of himself as a “pot-
cake”, his candidacy may be more
appealing to constituents.

While the Carmichael con-
stituency can go either way, FNM
challenger Desmond Bannister
has a good chance of routing
incumbent John Carey.

Mr Bannister does not come
off as charismatic and several con-
stituents complain that they “don’t
feel him” and have jokingly sug-
gested that he “drives past. Sir
Lynden’s tomb on Nassau Street
for a little touch of charisma”.

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of a crab that never came out of its
hole as his voice has hardly been
heard. When asked, most people
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upset in North Andros,
as PLP incumbent Vincent Peet
will faint in defeat, courtesy of
Shandrice Rolle (co-owner of
Western Air).

Androsians have suggested that
it would be wise for Mr Peet’s

generals to prepare the smelling”

salts! There continues to be unan-
swered questions about the stacks
of US$100 bills stashed in Mr
Peet’s closet, accusations of vic-
timisation after the sudden revo-
cation of permits for Western Air
pilots that almost crippled the
company, and the Korean boat
scandal and how those Koreans
obtained work permits.

FNM MP Larry Cartwright
looks set to retain his seat in Long
Island and Ragged Island, over
independent challengers James
Miller and Anthony Knowles.

Fred Mitchell, MP for Fox Hill,
must be haunted in his sleep by
the sound of Jacinta Higgs’ foot-
steps.

By now, Mr Mitchell should

see the writing on the wall, as

once the election is called, he
should take a spanking in Fox
Hill—and Dr Higgs’ camp has
‘assured me that she has a big
(electoral) tamarind switch for
Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell’s inflammatory
rhetoric and pontifications on
race shows that he is sailing des-
perate straits in Fox Hill.

Mr Mitchell should know that
his racially charged utterances
will only appeal to those insecure
Bahamians who are incapable of
perspicacity.

Has Fred Mitchell taken a look
at the complexion of the investors
his government is colossally giving
crown land to, in hopes that they
would establish so-called anchor
properties? Mr Mitchell, you can’t
have it both ways!

It appears that while Fred
Mitchell has been flying more
than bids, his constituents have
been neglected and his opponent
has made up a lot of ground.

Now that the FNM’s candidate
has been ratified, it appears that
Mitchell’s opponent has taken the
wheels off his flight, particularly
since he has hardly been travel-
ling of late.

To be totally fair, Mrs Higgs
_Must pay attention to the recent
‘boundary cuts, as a: heavily pro-

FNM area—Sans Souci—has
.been cut out of Fox, Hill,
Fred Mitchell’s victory in the

last election was heavily depen-

dent upon the support of the late
George Mackey. This time

around, Fox Hillians say that-Mr--

Mitchell does not need the infa-
mous Ms Cleo to predict his elec-
tion fortune.

A: Percentie, MP for
ineridge, will be dis-

patched by newcomer Kwasi
Thompson. Ms Percentie is one of
several PLP members who won
their seats on a breeze and will now
find themselves walking the plank.

Independent South Andros MP
Whitney Bastian will retain his





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~ seat.-Although Mr Bastian is in a
tough race with challengers
Picewell Forbes (PLP) and Mar-
jorie Johnson (FNM), it is
thought that the two contenders
won’t have a chance.

Mr Bastian has been a vocal
MP, who has persistently agitated
for South Androsians and has
become a thorn in-the govern-
ment’s side.

Obie Wilchcombe, the PLP’s
MP for West End and Bimini, will
retain his seat over the FNM’s
David Wallace. Following the
hurricanes in Bimini a few years
ago, the Chalks airplane crash in
2005 and the arrival of the Ginn
project to West End, it is said that
Mr Wilchcombe’s hands-on sup-
port has earned him a lot of cred-
it with his constituents. He earns
high marks as a minister.

Kenneth Russell, the FNM’s
MP for High Rock, is expected



There is no
wonder as to
why the PM is
holding on to the
tongue (clapper)
of the election
bell, as he seems
petrified of the
ensuing results.



to politically annihilate PLP chal-
lenger Dowdeswell Coakley.
When the vast majority of FNM
MPs were blown down during the
electoral storm of 2002, Mr Rus-
sell remained standing. It is high-
ly unlikely that he will fall now.

B ain Town, the contro-
versial seat being con-
tested. by Independent C B Moss,
the FNM’s David Jordine and the
PLP’s Dr Bernard Nottage will
be one to watch.

After years of loyalty to the.,

PLP, Mr Moss was once again

denied his party’s nomination and

double-crossed in what he called

“a betrayal of monumental pro-
_ portions”.

After several promises about
his candidacy were broken, Mr
Moss resigned from the PLP and
asserted that the PM’s word
means nothing.

He referred to the actions of
those that made and broke an
oath with him as “disrespectful,
abusive and treacherous”. It
appears that Mr Moss was again
backstabbed in what seems to be
a clear-cut case of political canni-
balism!

While I am an advocate of the

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notion that church and state
should be two separate entities,
this entire affair goes to the heart
of integrity!

And if Mr Christie is such a
proponent of church and state
being separate, why is Bishop
Neil Ellis*constantly brought in
to mediate in state affairs? Why
did the election rallies cease for
Lent? And, why does Mr Christie
feel that he can claim that God
will facilitate his return as PM?
What about Mother Pratt?

The sacrifice of C B Moss does
seem to be a play at political
expediency, to. orchestrate the
return of Dr Nottage to the -
House of Assembly.

However, Dr Nottage will be
unsuccessful in Bain Town as Mr
Moss will either split the PLP
vote and thereby facilitate David
Jordine’s victory or, although far-
fetched, win the seat outright.

|: Kennedy, FNM chal-
A_lenger Michael Turnquest
is expected to take Kenyatta Gib-
son out. The people of that con-
stituency are upset with their
MP’s lacklustre representation.
Mr Gibson was one of two MPs
involved in a Cabinet Room scuf-
fle which led to the damage of a
table and windows.

Allyson. Maynard-Gibson is
expected to squeak by Byron
Woodside in Pinewood. Mrs Gib-.
son has been embroiled in con-
troversy at both ministries to
which she was assigned.

As Minister of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments, Mrs Gib-
son was accused of victimisation
after unceremoniously firing for-
mer Registrar General Elizabeth
Thompson.

Months after she was appoint-
ed Attorney General, Mrs Gib-
son was at the centre of a con-
troversial ruling by Supreme
Court Justice John Lyons that
asserted that the independence
of the judiciary was being
infringed upon and that judges
were not adequately remunerated
as outlined by the Constitution.

.,Although Mrs, Gibson appears to

be strong-headed, I’m told that
she has done well and has strong
support in her constituency.

Carl Bethel will defeat Hope
Strachan in the new Seabreeze
constituency. Politically, Mr
Bethel is a firecracker and has
shown that he has backbone dur-
ing the FNM’s lows—even when
others had long run away.

However, Mr Bethel’s low
point is that he must learn to lis-
ten more, particularly as it is
thought that he is arrogant and
never at a loss for words.

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the area) is being thrown under
the bus by his party, while other
persons involved in the Korean
boat and BAIC scandals are
allowed to run.

Maybe it’s time for Mr Stubbs
to expose the skeletons in the
PLP’s closet!

Elma Campbell will send Mal-
colm Adderley back into the
abyss. Mr Adderley reminds me
of the movie ‘The Invisible Man’.
If asked, the average Bahamian
would not know that Mr Adder-
ley or his constituency exists.

There are several MPs who
have so poorly represented their
constituency that the Treasury
should ask for a refund—it is my
opinion that Mr Adderley has
done an abysmal job as MP.

Tommy Turnquest will defeat
Keod Smith in the new Holy
Trinity constituency. Mr Smith,
the current Mount Moriah MP,
was the other half of the duelling
twosome that came to blows in
the Cabinet Room last year. It is
surprising that both Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson are getting

" their party’s nod.

Charles Maynard will easily

* win in Golden Isles. My barber, a

resident of Coral Harbour, told
me: “Michael Halkitis won’t even
get his deposit back. He had bet-
ter enjoy his last walk, enjoy look-
ing at the House of Assembly’s
walls in his last few hours.”
Glenys Hanna-Martin will
knock out attorney Raymond

- Rolle in Englerston. Mrs Martin

is one of the PLP’s most respect-
ed ministers and deserves merit.

Although she started slow, she
seems to have learnt the ropes.
However, the airport restructur-

* ing and transfer of authority is
overdue and must be handled

expeditiously. A plus for Mrs
Martin is that Englerston is his-
torically a PLP stronghold that

a» has never been won by the FNM.

Bente McCartney is
likely to edge out Inde-

pendent candidate Tennyson

Wells in Bamboo Town. This area

has been a stronghold for Mr

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‘ the PLP have not nominated a
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ahead.

Neville Wisdom will be defeat-
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deliver Mr Wisdom to the politi-
cal boneyard.

Mr Wisdom has not been one
of the brightest ministers, and has
also been the centrepiece in the
scandal surrounding the junkanoo
bleachers. His disparaging
remarks about a reporter,
unknowingly left on The Tri-
bune’s voicemail, showed that Mr
Wisdom may have a paternalistic,
elitist outlook. Come election
night, Mr Wisdom may have to
be sedated!

Phenton Neymour should hit a



Bain Town, the
controversial seat
being contested
by Independent
CB Moss, the. |
FNM’s David
Jordine and the
PLP’s Dr Bernard
Nottage will be
one to watch.



home run over Wallace Rolle in
South Beach. One commentator
said of Mr Rolle, who recently
switched from FNM to the PLP:
“Wallace was FNM this morning,
and now is a PLP this evening.
How can we trust him? If the PLP
doesn’t give him what he wants,
will he be BDM tomorrow?”

Although St Thomas More
could go either way, Reese Chip-
man stands a good chance of
defeating Frank Smith. I would
hope that Mr Smith was more vis-
ible in the community than he is
in the House!

In Eight Mile Rock, Verna
Grant will send PLP senator
Caleb Outten deeper into politi-
cal oblivion.

Lucaya MP Neko Grant will
put a spanking on attorney Con-
stance McDonald.

Pe incumbent Philip
“Brave” Davis will likely
edge out Gladys Sands in the Cat
Island, Rum Cay and Salvador
constituency.

FNM challenger Zhivargo Laing
is likely to make a return to the

House of Assembly with his prob-
able defeat of incumbent MP Pleas-
ant Bridgewater in Marco City.

Fort Charlotte MP Alfred
Sears may be edged out by
Michael Barnett. Residents of the
area claim that Mr Barnett’s can-
didacy has even encouraged PLP
generals to leave their party and
support him.

Previously, Mr Sears has had
to unfairly juggle two ministries,
but more recently, his perfor-
mance as education minister has
been below average.

FNM deputy leader Brent
Symonette will once again humil-
iate Yvette Turnquest. Mr
Symonette who, sources say, will
run in the new St Anne’s con-
stituency, is almost sure to win
his seat. Frankly, Ms Turnquest
will be a victim of political sui-
cide!

Dion “The Bruiser” Foulkes
wil! put a bruising on Alfred Gray
in MICAL. Mr Gray, who has
performed poorly as a minister,
has recently been accused by con-
stituents in Mayaguana of vic-
timisation.

Dion Foulkes said of Mr Gray:
“Residents are complaining that
their MP has not delivered on the
promises he made, in addition to
other matters which the voters
find greatly offensive.”

Peone: Bahamas ambas-
sador to Washington
Joshua Sears will send incumbent

Exuma MP Anthony Moss into
the political wilderness.

Mr Sear’s chances are height-

ened by the number of Long
Islanders who have migrated to
Exuma over the past five years. If
George Smith were to run as an
MP, Mr Sears would only have
an easier victory as it would split
the PLP vote.

Loretta Butler-Turner will
have the fight of her life in Mon-
tagu, as she goes against Master
Technicians CEO Ricardo Tre-
co. One look at the recent bound-
ary cuts and it would be clear that
this seat could go either way.

Oswald Ingraham, the House
Speaker, could taste defeat in
South Eleuthera against FNM
challenger Johnley Ferguson.

Mr Ingraham has performed
poorly as Speaker as, in my opin-
ion, he just sits with a big wig on
his head in an out-of- control
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election court recount, he con-
ceded defeat to Alfred Gray. He
lost by fewer than 10 votes.

Golden Gates will be a hotly-
contested seat. Incumbent Shane
Gibson resigned in disgrace from
the Cabinet after controversial
photos of him with the late Anna
Nicole Smith were published.

Mr Gibson has also been in the
international media after voice
messages he left for Anna Nicole
were released. He has also been
accused of violating his minister-
ial portfolio by allegedly accept-
ing a watch as a gift. A police
investigation is ongoing. Don
Saunders should defeat Mr Gib-
son in Golden Gates, but Mr Gib-
son reportedly has a diehard sup-
port base.

Be Key (FNM), who
jumped from the PLP,

stands a good chance of defeating

’ Gary Sawyer (PLP) in South

Abaco. It appears that Mr Key
will ride the FNM’s hog into pow-
er.

FNM leader Hubert Ingraham
will crush Fritz Bootle in North
Abaco—end of story!

The fight between FNM chal-
lenger Pauline Cooper-Nairn and
incumbent Melanie Griffin in
Yamacraw could go either way.

Ron Pinder will likely defeat
Earl Deveaux in Marathon. He
has performed well as a parlia-
mentary secretary, and his con-
stituents speak highly of him.

Garden Hills incumbent
Veronica Owens will be a victim
of circumstance. Ms Owens will
be sent packing by FNM chal-
lenger Brensil Rolle, who lives in
the constituency.

According to constituents, their
MP has not performed well and
has already had her political
death sentence read and will be
marched to the electoral gallows
on polling day.

If he is nominated to run in
Clifton, attorney Kendal Wright
(FNM) is expected to have a
tough fight against Jackson
Ritchie. This race is expected to
be extremely close.

Alvin Smith will fly into the
House again. He has been a good
MP, and he was a strong and can-
did opposition voice in the House
of Assembly after the FNM’s
crushing defeat in 2002.

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chances in the upcoming election

thia “Mother” Pratt will unques-
tionably defeat Felton Cox in St
Cecilia. As a minister, she was
placed in a ministry which she
seems incapable of handling. In
my opinion, she is more suited
for a ministry of social services
or ministry of religion.

After the Lenten season, when
the candidates have been formal-
ly announced and the campaigns
are in full swing, my position on.
the electoral chances of certain
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New York City and into the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C. It is September 11,
2001. :

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
A New Kind of War

oon the whole world knew that

the terrorists who crashed the
planes were Muslim fundamentalists
who had killed themselves and thou-
sands of innocent people. “This is not
the way of Allah,” Papa said. “This
is sickness, madness.”

I was aware all the next day that
people were looking at me strangely.-
They gathered in little groups and
whispered as I walked by. During soc-
cer practice I realized that my team-



She pushed Rachel toward me.

Rachel turned red, glanced back at
Brittany, and cleared her throat.
“Someone said you were one of them,
Meli,” she said. “Is that true?”

“I don’t understand,” I said. “J am a
Kosovar.”

“But what’s that? It’s not Christian,
is it?” said Brittany.

“No,” I answered. “Serbs are Chris-
tian. I am not Serb. I’m Albanian.”

“I thought you just said you were
Kosovar. What are you, really?”
another girl asked. .

“Aren’t you one of them?” Brittany
demanded. ~ .

“What do you mean, them?” Of
course I knew what she meant, but
somehow I wanted to make her say
jt out loud, in my face.

bag over her shoulder, nearly hitting
me in the jaw. “Why don’t you go back
to where you belong? We don’t want
any Muslim terrorists here.” She
grabbed Rachel by the arm and
dragged her out of the locker room.
All of the other girls followed, leaving
me there, still wrapped only in my
towel. I was shivering.

Carefully, methodically, I dried
myself and put on my street clothes.
Then I collected my practice uniform
and my game uniform from the lock-
er and took them to the coach’s desk.
I scribbled a short note resigning from
the team and walked over to the boys’
field to meet Mehmet. He was alone
too. His nose was bloodied. I did not
bother to ask him why.

“What happened?” Mama cried as

cried, Brittany would win. “I’ve quit
the team,” I said.

“Oh, no,” said Papa, “you must go
back. You must both go back. If you
don’t go back, the terrorists will win.
This is America. It’s not Serbia. You
have to go back.” -

“Never,” Mehmet said, tossing his
head defiantly. “I’m going back to

Kosovo.”

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mates were not passing the ball to me “Like the terrorists. You know, like soon as we walked into the apartment. ig
as they usually did. I tried to pretend their religion.” “I’m going home,” Mehmet said. “I f
that I did not notice—that the strange “I’m not a religious person. ButifI hate America.” Lay
looks they gave me were in my imag- have to choose Christian or Muslim, Papa turned off the television and nat
ination. But later, in the shower, I then; okay, I am Muslim. But I am __ got up. “What is going on?” he asked. os
heard them talking. Their voices were not a terrorist.” “They were all swearing against the eat
loud, as though they wanted to be sure _— Brittany shoved Rachel forward terrorists. Then they say all Muslims wey
that I could hear them. again. Rachel wouldn’t look me in the are terrorists, and Americans must
“That’s what her family is,” one girl eye. She knew she was the one girl kill them all before they kill all the ae,
said. “One of them.” who I had felt was almost my friend. Americans. And then . . .” Mehmet ;
“No,” someone protested. “She’s “Ask her about her brother,” Brittany was close to tears, he was so angry. ‘
okay.” ordered. “I’ll bet he’s a terrorist.” “And then I say, ‘I am Muslim. Are ;
“Just ask her,” the first girl said. “It is not terrorist to want to defend you going to kill me?’ So they try.” ‘
“You'll see.” your homeland!” I said. As soon as_ He wiped his bloody nose with the :
I wondered if I should just stay in the words were out of my mouth, I back of his hand. “I am never going t
. : the shower, but I knew that was cow-_ knew I should not have spoken them. back. :
STORY S O F. yes ave ae day ardly, so, wrapping my towel around “See!” said Brittany, shoving Rachel “They think I am like those terror- ‘
refugee camp in Macedonia, Mel and ye walked out to where the other aside and putting her own face so_ ists. They hate me. Well, I hate them. ;
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Strip club event sparks pastors’

warning to young girls

FROM page one

nude photos of hundreds of
Bahamian girls.

Magic City ran into trouble
last November when it was raid-
ed by police officers in the ear-
ly hours of the morning. Ulti-
mately, the girls — the majority
of whom were foreign — were
only charged with immigration
violations.

At the time, the pastors
retorted that the fact that the
women were only charged with
this violation, and not one relat-
ing to indecency, had disturb-
ing implications — that is, if the
women were Bahamian, the
club's operation would be
untouchable.

This competition is evidence
of a move to take advantage of

this implication, claim the pas-_

tors.

"Basically...our assertion (is)
that this event, apart from being
a recruitment drive for Magic
City, is a way for them to get
free images of these girls," said
Mr Moss.

Mr Moss claims that this
becomes evident when one
looks at the detail of the poster,
which points out that winners
will be offered a contract with
"Diamondz n Pearlz" model-
ling agency.

Visiting the website, one will
find girls in "soft" pornograph-
ic poses, wearing little more
than tassles on their nipples,
and G-strings.

"To the average minded
Bahamian who is decent, you
would think a bikini competi-
tion, you would think that is a
low cut panty like thing that
women wear on the beach,"
said Mr Moss.

"Of course, looking at that
site, you know that won't fly on
that site. These girls are gener-
ally told the more of your body
you bare the better you are
going to be judged," he said.

Mr Moss claims that photos
taken of the girls at the event —
which features competitions
such as "Sleekest Hottest

Body", "Rump Shaker" and a |
"Wet t-shirt" show — will soon -

end up on websites of a similar
nature, or in magazines, as girls

unwittingly sign off their rights
over the images.

Backing up his point, said Mr
Moss, is the fact that in a recent
issue of pornographic magazine
"Smooth", photos are featured
of girls taking part in an event in
Jamaica similar to the one
organised by Magic City for this
weekend.

Furthermore, this magazine
is one that uses models affiliat-
ed with the Diamondz and
Pearlz modelling agency.

"Our concern is that many
unsuspecting girls who believe
that this is a legitimate event
are going to get involved in it,
and even those who may know
that they will have to wear the
barest of G-strings in this, would
not know that their images are
going to be plastered over the
internet and sold as in the case
of many others," said Mr Moss.

Mr Bethel said he believes
that some women will be aware
of the full implications of the
event, as they see it, but that
many will not, and must be
warned,

The church has a responsibil-
ity to help individuals not to
make life choices that they will
"regret for the rest of their life",
said Mr Bethel.

"We really are concerned for
these individuals because we
know the deep, dark pit of that
world," added Mr Moss. ~

Pastor Moss said that the sit-
uation would be helped if the

’ laws relating to the activities

that go on at Magic City, and
clubs like it, were strengthened.

In September 2005, topless
dancers from the Butterfly Club
on East Bay Street were
charged with indecent exposure,

‘but their lawyer, Wayne

Munroe, argued the case that
prostitution and topless danc-
ing are not illegal in the
Bahamas unless it could be
proven that someone has been
personally offended by the act.
The women were acquitted of
that charge.

At the time, Mr Moss and Mr
Bethel, with several other
church members, said that they
were seriously concerned that
"open season" had been called
on commercial forms of lewd
activities in the Bahamas.

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sised that this case should not
be considered a precedent-set-
ting one as it was at the Magis-
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Supreme Court level.

However, he added that the
ruling had nonetheless had the
unfortunate effect of making it
less likely that police will charge
any women found doing the
same in the future.

This was the case after the
raid on Magic City last Novem-
ber, he said.

The two pastors assert that
the government, as an institu-
tion responsible for regulating
public behaviour, should be

Bikini Competition event,
which is to be held on Crystal
Cay.

"Questions to be asked are:
Who owns Crystal Cay? Who
gave them permission to put up
posters all over the island?" Mr
Moss.wanted to know.

The government has a
responsibility to "ensure that
there's the appropriate level of
public decency", with this cor-
responding to "the general
norms of our society," he said.

"And Diamondz'and Pearlz
is not our society."

Messages left seeking com-
ment from Magic City were not
returned yesterday.

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According to Rev Moss, he was
not present at the PLP nomina-
tion meeting when he did not
receive a seconder. He said he was
not aware that such a meeting had
taken place.

Rev Moss also said, in reference
to his growing feud with the PLP
leadership, that when “you appear
to go up against the powers that
be, they try to vilify you,
and cast aspersions on your char-
acter.”

This statement refers to what
Rev Moss has described as alleged
efforts by the PLP to smear, intim-
idate and discredit him.

The independent candidate
referred to letters circulated by the
PLP revealing that he had once crit-
icised then PLP candidate Ruby Ann Darling, for being involved in a
religious broadcast programme while also seeking political office, as a
mere diversion from the real issues at hand.

“The prime minister really did not respond to me — to the points I
made. In typical fashion, he talked a lot but he didn’t really say any-
thing,” he said.

As for Mr Roberts,.Rev Moss said “he talked loudly as usual, but he
didn’t say anything either.”

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His survivors include, one sister, Zelma Newbold,
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Supt. Hillard Newhold of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force; Emick Newbold, Custom Officer; Rev. Birthlon.
Newbold, Kirklon and Milton Newbold; five sisters-in-
law, Ismae, Amanda, Marsha, Helena and Barbara
Newbold; twenty-three nieces; Malvese, Angirece,
Shonell, Timya, Dannya, Shirece, Leotha, Lethera,
Rochell, Erica, Hillary, Kee-shee, Sheniqua, Kayvonne,
Eyvonne, Onette, Shanty, Precious, Tera, Gacinta,
Enricka, Endecia and Candlique; fifteen nephews, Ikelyn,
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Shenika Bannister; two aunts, Ruth Kerr and Verdell
Munnings; numerous other relatives and friends induding,
Inez McKenzie, Susan Hall, Gwen Rahming, Asst. Supt.
Elaine Sands, Deidre, Theresa and Carolyn Deveaux,
Mary Paul, Myrtle Dean, Christine Dean, Lillis, Lucinda
Dean, Fearmeana Feast, Charles, Wenzel, Tony,
Anishka and Shelly Kerr, Kathleen, Marsha, Brenda,
Jacklyn Stubbs and family, Merlice Dean and family,
Roland Seymour and family, Francis, Rosa Reckley,
Dianne Knowles and family, Kevin Campbell, Nurse
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Port Authority hearing adj ourned.

Senior PLP ‘wants no part in party's election efforts’

Baha Mar
says it’s
disappointed
project ‘has
become topic
of political
debate’ ‘
FROM page one

Cable Beach.”

Further, Baha Mar stated
that it has not laid off any
employees. It recently
announced a one-time com-
pletely voluntary opportu-
nity for full-time employees
to separate from Cable
Beach Resorts, through a
best-practice Voluntary Sep-
aration Plan.

“In terms of investment
incentives, Baha Mar is sim-
ply requesting proportional
concessions as have been
granted to similarly situated
developers over the
past decade,” the company
said.

“Baha Mar remains com-
mitted to completing nego-
tiations as rapidly as possible
given the increased risk to
the project following the
passing of the March 15
deadline, so that it can bring
discussions to a successful
conclusion to the mutual
benefit of the Bahamas and

‘Baha Mar.”

FROM page one

and Caroline St George.

“Unfortunately, we got a-call
from the judge’s clerk yesterday
saying that, as a result of a mur-
der trial which was continuing,
Justice Allen would not able to
hear us tomorrow.”

The St George family filed an
originating summons in the
Supreme Court in November,
2006, against Sir Jack Hayward,
disputing his ciaims of 75 per cent
ownership in the Grand Bahama
Port Authority.

The St Georges are claiming
that there was a 50-50 partner-
ship.

In the action, the family is also
seeking the removal of Mr
Hannes Babak as chairman of
Grand Bahama Port Authority.
Meanwhile, the court has
appointed BDO Mann Judd’s
receivers Clifford and Myles Cul-
mer to oversee the administra-
tion of the company.

Mr Smith believes that the
receivership has been extremely
beneficial to the operation of the

.Grand Bahama Port Authority.

He said efforts to settle the
issues relating to the management
and corporate administration of
the Port Authority cannot be
resolved until the issue of who
owns what number of shares is
determined.

While the. St George family has
filed an application asking the
court for a speedy trial, Mr Smith
said that the defendants, Sir Jack
Hayward and Hannes Babak, had
filed an application to convert the
original action to a writ action,

which could take years.

Mr Smith said they had hoped
to ask the court on Friday to put
on hold all of the other issues
relating to Mr Babak and the
receivership and the committal
of Mr Babak for contempt until
the ownership issue is deter-
mined.

“Once that matter is resolved
by the court it would greatly assist
in determining who is in control,
or whether both families own 50
per cent, or not,” he said.

On the other hand, the defen-
dants, Sir Jack and Mr Babak,
have instead focused on the
receivership issue, said Mr Smith.

“They are saying that the
whole case is very complicated,
and that there should not be a
speedy trial of that single issue
first, and that the case should be
converted into a writ action,
whereby pleadings are exchanged
and discovery occurs, and the case
would take a couple of years to be
completed.”

Meanwhile, Sir Jack and Mr
Babak are saying the receivership
should be removed.

“It seems that the defendants
are more focused in getting Mr
Babak back in to manage the
companies than they are to have
the court determine whether their
client Sir Jack does, indeed, own
75 per cent as he Claims.

“So, there are two applications,
one by us for a speedy trial on
the ownership issue, and the oth-
er for the transformation of the
action to a writ action. Those two
applications have been adjourned
to April 11 and 12 when the court
feels it can hear us,” he said.

FROM page one

ters expressing his disdain for Mr Rolle.

According to well-placed sources, Mr Hanna
and Mr Rolle were business associates at one
point before they had a “falling out”.

In his letter, Mr Hanna said that to prove a
point he, his family and friends, who are PLPs,
will not be voting. He said that if these persons go
and vote for this candidate they will no longer be
his friends.

And Mr Hanna threatened that if any of his
employees voted for that candidate, they would
no longer be working for him.

Following a heated discussion at a stalwart
councillors’ meeting on Friday night, Mr Hanna
left in anger over the acceptance of Mr Rolle’s
candidacy..

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Despite the urgings of the other councillors
that he should accept the South Beach
candidate’s nomination, Mr Hanna said he would
do so only if this candidate took a lie detector
test.

His request was denied as another PLP mem-
ber of long-standing said he had confidence in the
candidate committee’s members and didn’t think
a lie detector test was necessary.

Mr Hanna came out of the meeting in a rage
and was surrounded by friends who reminded
him that he had been in the party since he was six
years old, so he “can’t let 52 years go down the
drain like that.”

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, Mr Hanna
was quick to point out that the unflattering qual-
ities Mr Rolle allegedly possesses could be found
in other members of the PLP and FNM.

FROM page one

Voters registered

mately three weeks, he said, and
the department will set up dis-
tribution centres where voters
will be able to collect their
cards.

As of March 21st, 143,542
voters were registered. More
specifically, 97,596 were regis-
tered in New Providence; 22,843
were registered in Grand
Bahama; and, 23,103 voters
were registered in the Family
Islands. As the department is
still working with the technical
details of the boundary changes,
official registration numbers are

vidual constituency, Mr Hall
indicated.

Since March 11th an addi-
tional 10,931 voters have regis-
tered to vote. Currently, the
total number of registered vot-
ers is nearly the same as in 2002,
when 144,758 people registered
to vote.

The parliamentary registrar’s
department had set its goal, or
projection for the current elec-
tion, at 160,000 voters. Mr Hall
stated that this number is based
on previous experience by the
department, which indicated

increases by approximately
15,000 each election. Despite
the imminence of the election,
Mr Hall suggested that the
160,000 target can still be
attained if there is a mad rush in
the remaining time before the
House is dissolved.

Though the House can sit
until May 22, sources have indi-
cated that the House may be
dissolved as early as the end of
next week.

If this is the case, potential
voters may only have a week or
so to register and participate in

not yet available for each indi-

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f JASON Evans, owner of Nautilus, says the company’s
products are of the highest standard.
(FILE photo)

Nautilus responds
over water issues

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

NAUTILUS Water’s relationship with the Bristol Group remains
close, The Tribune was told yesterday, as the company seeks to resolve
the “rumours and government issues” currently surrounding its opera-
tions.

Company owner Jason Evans told The Tribune in an e-mailed
response that the company respects the Bristol Group’s recent decision
to remove Nautilus products from its stores as a “precautionary mea-
sure.” ty

Mr Evans, though, denied that Bristol’s decision was taken because
of concerns regarding the quality of Nautilus’s water, saying the com-
pany’s products were of the highest standard. “This is absolutely rumour,
being spread by an angry competitor, and we have all the necessary test
results from two multinational labs
in the USA to back that comment.

SEE page i12B

South Ocean to create
over 1,000 full-time jobs

Project to revitalise New Providence resort ‘progressing well’,
with over 1,000 construction jobs forecast at peak build-out

@ By NEIL HARTNELL.
Tribune Business Editor



he multi-million dol-
lar investment project
to revitalise the South
Ocean Golf & Beach
Resort is projected to generate

1,358 full-time jobs when fully
open, in addition to 1,200 direct
construction jobs during peak
build-out, The Tribune was told
yesterday.

’ Roger Stein, of RHS Ventures
and the project’s managing direc-
tor, said “everything’s moving
ahead and progressing well” in
terms of talks with the Govern-
ment -on concluding a Heads of
Agreement for the development,
and negotiations with potential
investment partners and hotel
brands.

He added that a draft econom-
ic impact study performed for the
South Ocean project by Oxford
Economics had projected that the

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHA Mar is hoping that a meeting sched-

development, scheduled to open
in 2010 with construction hope-
fully beginning this year, would
inject $172 million in visitor
spending into the Bahamian
economy during its first full oper-
ational year.

Hard construction spending,
which would involve the con-
struction of new buildings and
renovations to others, would total
$541 million by 2015, with the
total investment by Mr Stein,
RHS and their partners via the
New South Ocean Development
Company reaching $867 million
by that year.

Construction employment, Mr
Stein said, would average 877 per-
sons over the 2007-2010 period,
peaking in 2009.

The $541 million construction
spending had been forecast to
inject $217 million into the
Bahamas’ GDP over nine years,
and generate $105 million in
wages. On the operational side,

South Ocean was forecast to pro-
duce a $3.7 billion GDP impact
over its first 20 years, generating
$1.5 billion in direct wages and
salaries for its employees.

In addition, the project was
forecast to generate $1.8 billion in
revenues for the Government in
the 23 years to 2030.

Mr Stein indicated to The Tri-
bune that the projected econom-
ic impact from South Ocean’s
redevelopment and revitalisation

could be more than the initial —

drafts had projected, as it did not
account for all the facilities that
could be constructed.

Meanwhile, Mr Stein said he
had met with “two five-star hotel
brands in the last 24 hours” over
possible agreements for them to
brand and operate parts of the
redeveloped South Ocean.

“The project is being received
very well,” Mr Stein said.
“There’s a huge amount of inter-
est globally from hotel brands

about coming in.

“It’s very satisfying when peo- —
ple step in and agree with your
vision. That’s what’s been hap-
pening over the last few weeks.”

He added that all relevant eco-
nomic and environmental stud-
ies relating to South Ocean had
been completed, and that he was
now in talks to establish a tennis
training facility and “major golf
groups to run a golf school” at
the property.

Mr Stein had previously told
The Tribune that the proposed
South Ocean first phase would
involve “at a minimum” the con-
struction of 500 residential units
at the resort complex, enabling
its casino licence to kick-in.

Critical mass would be creat-
ed by adding the casino, mega
yacht marina, convention centre,
fractional ownership, timeshare

SEE page 7B

Baha Mar hopes for ‘productive’ Tuesday meeting

Harrah’s ‘puzzled’ at why deal taking so long to close

Insurance chief queries NHI sums

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

COLINAImperial Insurance

Company’s president has ques-_

tioned whether the Government’s
sums for the proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) scheme
add up, given that it costs his
company more than $50 million
per annum to cover the 1/12 of
the population that purchase
health insurance from it.

Monty Braithwaite told a
forum on NHI, organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,

that Colinalmperial covered

between 20,000-25,000 people
with private health insurance, a
number he currently believed was
around 23,500.

These people were covered
either by individual of group
health plans, the latter usually
created by their employer, and
they paid a combined $52-$53
million in premium revenue per
year for that coverage.

Given that the number of peo-
ple with health insurance from
Colinalmperial, Insurance was
around 1/12 of the Bahamas total
population of 300,000, Mr Braith-
waite said this worked out to $600

million in terms of the amount of
premium needed to finance
healthcare for all Bahamians.

Yet the Government was pro-
jecting that its NHI scheme need-
ed just $235 million to cover the
cost of providing healthcare ser-
vices to all Bahamians and legal
residents over the first three years
of the plan, something Mr Braith-
waite indicated as grossly under-
estimating the costs of financing
medical care for all.

“We know it’s going to cost
$235 million, so you know some-
thing I don’t know,” Mr Braith-
waite said. “I don’t think it adds
up, and we need to go back and
sharpen our pencils, because if
you’re right we’re doing some-
thing wrong.

“People covered in private
health insurance schemes arc
going to have to face some reduc-
tion in the quality of services.”

Between his company and the
likes of Family Guardian, Atlantic
Medical, British American Insur-
ance and CLICO (Bahamas), just
over 50 per cent of Bahamians
have some form of private health ‘

SEE page 7B

Implementation team behind
proposed NHI scheme asks
Government for more time

lm By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

+

THE project implementation team behind the proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has requested that the Government
give it eight to nine months to complete their work before looking at
a start date for the scheme.

Stanley Lalta, the project manager, said that only the Government
can give a date for implementation during the question and answer seg-
ment at a forum on NHI sponsored by the Bahamas Chamber o}
Commerce. ‘

He added that the eight to nine-month window was necessary to pro-
vide a “period of preparation”, allowing the NHI project implemen-
tation team to prepare the scheme’s regulations, complete negotiations
with healthcare providers and private insurance companies, and install
the information technology (IT) system to administer and run the
plan.

Mr Lalta’s statements indicate that if re-elected, the current gov-
ernment is probably looking to finish preparatory work and pass the
NHI regulations by year-end, implementing it for 2008.

Defending estimates that NHI’s administration costs would be 5
per cent of the $235 million in contributions that it received, when the
agency chosen to administer the plan, the National Insurance Board
(NIB), currently incurred administration costs equal to 20 per cent of
contributions, Mr Lalta said the NHI scheme would only “buy the incre-
mental cost of what we want to do”,
not use all NIB’s services.

Mr Lalta also responded to

SEE page 7B

y

‘

uled for this coming Tuesday with the Gov-
ernment’s technical committee will prove
“productive” in dealing with the major unre-
solved issues surrounding the supplemental
Heads of Agreement for its $2.4 billion pro-
ject, sources close to the situation told The
Tribune yesterday.

The Cable Beach developer is hopeful that
it will be able to make substantive progress on
concluding talks with the Government, rather
than just pass documents back and forth, at
next week’s meeting. That meeting is assum-
ing increasing importance given that the dead-
line for Baha Mar to conclude its joint venture
agreement with Harrah's Entertainment will
then have expired by almost two weeks.

The Tribune was told vesterday that Har-
rah’s which was due to take a 43 per cent

equity stake in the Cable Beach redevelop-
ment and see its Caesar’s Entertainment oper-
ation brand the Baha Mar casino and 1,000-
room hotel, was being kept informed on the
situation on a daily basis by Baha Mar.
“They're sort of puzzled at what’s going on
and why it’s taking so long,” a source familiar

with developments told The Tribune of Har-

rah’s position.

But there has been nothing yet to indicate
that Harrah’s might exercise its ‘walk away’
rights from the failure to complete by March
15, a move that if it happened, would send
the Baha Mar project “back to the drawing

board” and also trigger the withdrawal of the

non-equity operating partner, Starwood.
“Baha Mar is hopeful that if there is a meet-
ing next week, it will be productive and not a

meeting with no particular purpose,” a source
told The Tribune. “It is hopeful now that the
Government will be able to respond next
week to the substantive issues that have been
on the table for a month, and bring them toa
conclusion.”

The Tribune understands that negotiations
between the Government and Baha Mar are
effectively taking place at two levels. At the
top level are the major or “breakthrough”
issues being negotiated between the develop-
ers and the highest echelons of government,
meaning the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
Below that is the Technical Committee, deal-
ing with all the fine details and technical

SEE page 12B





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Warner’s AOL will distribute the
shows on their sites.

BY SETH SUTEL
Associated Press

NEW YORK — NEC Universal
and News Corp. joined forces
Thursday with several major Inter-
net companies to distribute TV

Twentieth Century Fox movie and
TV studio, greater control over
how their shows are distributed on
the Internet. NBC, a unit of General
Electric, also owns the Universal
film studio and several cable chan-
nels including Bravo.

Rather than create one online
destination, the shows will be avail-
able through a number of websites
that already receive large amounts
of visitors, including Yahoo, Time



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| mortgage loans during the boom.

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were supposed to be the cops on the

| beat, protecting hardworking Ameri-
| cans from unscrupulous financial
actors,” Dodd said. “Yet they were

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enough to provoke a rate cut. their programming and counter News Corp. and News Corp. say they have and others
Still, falling unemployment competition from YouTube. NBC, Fox and other TV net- already signed up a number of key maintain,
claims and strength in markets The new network, which would works have been scrambling to find advertisers, including General the central
overseas kept stocks from sink- _ launch this summer, comes in ways to distribute their shows Motors, Intel and Cadbury bank does
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point gain since May 2005; video-sharing site that is being sued advertising. users to see clips from network | under fed-
__ whether it continues the streak — by Viacom, another major media Several media companies have shows uploaded by users, but sev- __eral law to
will depend much on Friday’s company, for copyright infringe- experimented with ways to stream eral media companies have fought exert juris-
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The Standard & Poor’s 500
index fell 0.50, or 0.03 percent,
. to 1,434.54. The technology-
dominated Nasdaq composite
index declined 4.18, or 0.17 per-
cent, to 2,45L74, pulled lower in
_ large part by Motorola’s warn-

EU backs deal with U.S. ee ees cole
to lift some flight restrictions

market were called to account before
B An aviation deal will allow

the banking panel.
The distress in subprime mort-
airlines to fly from anywhere in
the EU to any point in the U.S.

gages — higher-priced home loans
for people with tarnished credit or
| low incomes who are considered
| greater risks — has roiled financial
markets and stoked anxiety that it
could spill over into the broader
economy.

Company executives said they had
tightened their lending practices and
eliminated some higher-risk types of
mortgages and urged Congress not to

On Thursday, oil prices
climbed more than $2 to $61.69
a barrel on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange. U.S. retail
gasoline prices have surged
about 20 percent over the past
two months as_ stockpiles
decline ahead of the peak driv-

BY AOIFE WHITE
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European

ing season.

Giving investors some relief,
though; was the Labor Depart-
ment’s report that the number
of laid-off workers seeking
unemployment benefits fell to
316,000 last week, the third con-
secutive decline — usually a
good sign that consumers are
finding work and likely able to
keep spending.

Bonds fell sharply after the
jobs data, pushing up the yield

- on the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note to 4.59 percent from
4.54 percent late Thursday.

Technology companies came
under pressure after Motorola
warned it will swing to a first-
quarter loss due to declining
sales. The cellphone maker fell
$1.24, or 6.6 percent, to $17.50, a
level not seen in nearly two
years,

The Russell 2000 index was
up 0.58, or 0.07 percent, at
808.05.

Advancing issues narrowly
outnumbered decliners on the
NYSE, where consolidated vol-
ume came to 3.02 billion shares,
compared to 3.13 billion shares
Wednesday.

Japan’s Nikkei stock average
rose 1.49 percent. Britain’s FTSE
100 was up 0.98 percent, Ger-
many’s DAX index was up 2.16
percent, and France’s CAC-40
was up L75 percent.



Union approved an aviation deal
with the United States on Thursday
that opens up restricted trans-At-
lantic routes to new rivals, but
bowed to British concerns in delay-
ing when the agreement takes
effect.

The “Open Skies” deal will
allow airlines to fly from anywhere
in the EU to any point in the U.S.,
shedding limitations that also dis-
courage them from charging what
they like or combining with other
carriers.

The EU said its 27 nations had
unanimously voted for the deal,

rE which will take effect at the end of

March 2008. European negotiators
will now have to secure U.S. agree-
ment to delay the pact, originally
scheduled to begin Oct. 28, and
want to push on with new talks to
eliminate remaining barriers on air-
line ownership.

Britain won its demand for extra
time before opening up London
Heathrow, the EU’s busiest airport,
to more carriers.

Only four airlines — British Air-
ways, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
AMR’s American Airlines and
UAL’s United Airlines — currently
have the right to fly from Heathrow
to the U.S., a lucrative route that
represents around a third of all EU
flights to the United States.

EU governments also stipulated
they could suspend parts of the
deal — curtailing U.S. airlines’ new



VIRGINIA MAYO/AP

RESTRICTIONS: ‘| have ensured that the U.K. will have the right - in

2010 - to re-impose some or all
carriers face today,’ said British

of the restrictions that U.S.
Transport Minister Douglas

Alexander, left, shown with EU Commissioner for Transport

Jacques Barrot.

rights in Europe — if further talks
don’t lead to more concessions
from the United States within three
years.

The only nation likely to do this
is Britain, which protested opening
up Heathrow when the U.S. had not
made concessions the Europeans
had asked for.

“J have ensured that the U.K.
will have the right — in 2010 — to
re-impose some or all of the restric-
tions that U.S. carriers face today,”
said British Transport Minister
Douglas Alexander. “I hope very
much that this will not be neces-
sary. But this sends a very clear sig-
nal to the U.S. that we are serious
about making early progress to a

second-stage deal.”

EU Transport Commissioner
Jacques Barrot said he did not
believe such sanctions would ever
be levied because by 2010 both the
EU and U.S. would be moving
toward total liberalization for the
aviation industry.

“The idea behind this clause is
to bring pressure to bear on the
USS.,” he said.

British Airways CEO Willie
Walsh, however, said Britain had to
stand by its pledge to withdraw
traffic rights if the U.S. did not open
up to EU airlines. He claimed the
EU had already given away its most
valuable negotiating asset by open-
ing up Heathrow.

rush in and overreact.

“We take the situation very seri-

| ously and we’re taking strong steps” |

| to correct problems, testified Bren: -'
| dan McDonagh, the chief executive

of HSBC Finance Corp.

| Thursday.



those who most need it.

stemming the foreclosure tide.

“We cannot sit on the sidelines
while increasing numbers of Ameri-
can families face the risk of losing
their homes,” the Illinois Democrat
said in a letter to Bernanke and Paul-

son.

Dodd, who also is seeking the par-
| ty’s presidential nomination, warned
| at the hearing that some 2.2 million
| homeowners could lose their homes

in the next few years.

With millions of homeowners said
| to be at risk of losing their homes in
' coming years, the issue took on an
increasingly political complexion

While a number of politicians,
consumer advocates and community
activists are clamoring for Congress
to act, industry interests and some
Republican lawmakers are warning
that new restrictions on mortgage
lending could choke off credit to

Away from the hearing, Demo-
cratic presidential contender Sen.
Barack Obama called on Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to
convene a “homeownership preser-
vation summit” bringing together
major players for the purpose of



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- BUSINESS



BRIEFS

MATT YORK/AP

SALES HURT: KB Home said fiscal first-quarter earnings
plunged as the continuing housing slump hurt sales
and profit margins. Above, workers unload roof tiles
at a KB Home development in Gilbert, Ariz.

First-quarter profit

plunges for KB Home

From Herald Wire Services
KB Home (KBH), one of the nation’s largest homebuild-
ers, said that first-quarter profit plunged as the company felt
pressure from a slowing housing market and rising defaults of

subprime mortgages.

KB warned it expects the sector’s problems, most notably
a glut of homes on the market and intense price competition,
to continue at least through 2007, resulting in lower sales and

profits for the year.

For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the company reported net
income of $27.5 million, or 34 cents a share, down from $173.3
million, or $2.01 a share, a year ago.

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The company delivered 6,655 homes at an average price of

$261,400.

Shares dropped 54 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $47.25
on the New York Stock Exchange.

e TECHNOLOGY

PALM 3Q@ PROFITS FALL
WHILE SALES CLIMB

Palm Inc. (PALM)
reported a 61 percent drop
in its third-quarter profits as
speculation of a buyout con-
tinued to swirl.

Sales of the company’s
Treo smart phones reached
record levels, but increased
costs, $5.7 million in stock-
based compensation, and
$3.7 million in acquisition-
related charges hurt Palm’s
bottom line.

For the three months
ended March 2, the Sunny-
vale-based company said it
earned $118 million, or 1
cents per share, on revenue
of $410.5 million. In the year-
ago period, Palm earned
$29.9 million, or 28 cents per
share, on sales of $388.5 mil-
lion.

Shares of Palm fell $1.71,
nearly 9 percent, to close at
$17.74 on the Nasdaq Stock
Market. In extended trading
after Palm’s report, shares
gained 18 cents.

e COLOMBIA

BANANA TARIFF DRAWS
ANOTHER COMPLAINT

Colombia has brought a
new complaint against the
European Union’s import
rules for bananas, officials
said Thursday, a sign that
one of the World Trade
Organization’s longest-run-
ning disputes is spreading.

Colombia made the move
late Wednesday, a day after
Ecuador asked the global
trade body to examine
whether Brussels’ banana
tariffs comply with WTO
rulings, trade officials said.

The dispute, which dates
back to 1996, has previously
involved the United States
and other Latin American
countries. Colombia is the
first country to join the dis-
pute or launch its own pro-
ceedings against the bloc.

The WTO has consis-
tently ruled against how the
EU sets tariffs for bananas,
forcing the 27-nation bloc to
overhaul a system that
grants preferential condi-
tions for producers from
African and Caribbean
countries, mainly former
British and French colonies.

Latin American produc-
ers and banana firms based
in the U.S. have complained
about the preference.

‘victed of inflating earnings

e JAPAN

4 FORMER LIVEDOOR
EXECUTIVES CONVICTED

Four former executives
of disgraced dot-com com-
pany Livedoor
(LVDRF.PK) were con-

reports in a scandal that has
destroyed one of Japan’s |
highest-flying Internet start-
ups.

The rulings followed Liv-
edoor founder and former
CEO Takafumi Horie’s con-
viction last week on similar
charges of securities laws
violations and his prison
sentence of 2 4 years. Horie,
who had pleaded not guilty,
immediately appealed the
decision.

On Thursday, Ryoji
Miyauchi, Livedoor’s former
chief financial officer, was
sentenced to 20 months in
prison after he pleaded
guilty. Three other former
executives, who pleaded
guilty to some of the
charges, were given sus-
pended prison terms.

The executives were
accused of setting up a num-
ber of funds to do stock
swaps and other stock trad-
ing to pad their books. Pros-
ecutors said the complex set
of schemes fabricated $42.5
million in profit.





e FED CHAIRMAN

BERNANKE: CREDIT
MARKETS IMPORTANT

The smooth flow of
credit is “essential for a
healthy economy,” Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-
nanke said Thursday, amid
continuing concerns about
the impact of risky mortgage
loans on the economy.

Bernanke, in brief
remarks to a Federal
Reserve conference, didn’t
talk about the economy,
interest rates or problems
with risky mortgages, per se.

But he did say, “Credit
risk is a very important
topic.”

The Fed chief's remarks
come amid turmoil on Wall
Street about mounting trou-
bles for lenders who made
mortgages to people with
blemished credit histories.

Smoothly functioning
credit markets are good for
the economy because they
support spending and
investment by consumers
and businesses.





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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007 | 4B

Jobs, consumers help

economy overcome woes

BY DAN SEYMOUR
Associated Press

NEW YORK — A strong
job market appears to be prop-
ping up an economy suffering
from slumping home prices
and a slowdown in manufac-
turing, two economic reports
suggested Thursday.

Industry research group
The Conference Board said
Thursday that its composite
index of leading indicators,
which is meant to project
changes in the economy six to
nine months in advance,
slipped 0.5 percent to 137.3 in
February after a revised 0.3
percent decline to 138 in Janu-

ary.

The drop in February,
while expected, was the steep-
est since February 2006.

Meanwhile, the Labor
Department said on Thursday
that jobless claims dropped
last week for the third consec-
utive time, signaling that the
labor market is not seriously
weakening although the over-
all economy is slowing.

The Labor Department
reported Thursday that the

BOOKSELLERS

number of applications for
jobless benefits totaled 316,000
last week, a decline of 4,000
from the previous week.

Conference Board labor
economist Ken Goldstein said
in a statement that the drop in
leading indicators suggests
“moderate but choppy” eco-
nomic growth. But the econo-
my’s saving grace is the con-
sumer, who has been resilient
despite swings in gas prices
and cooling home values, he
added.

SPURRED SPENDING

Michael Gregory, senior
economist at BMO Nesbitt
Burns, said that job growth in
sectors like health care, educa-
tion and leisure has spurred
consumer spending and confi-
dence. ,

“Jobs and wages have been
the elixir for the U.S. econ-
omy,” Gregory said.

In February, more people
filed for unemployment insur-
ance, fewer homebuilders
obtained permission to build
houses and consumers
adopted a more tempered out-

look on the economy’s future,
the Conference Board said.

“This is consistent with the
outlook that the economy will
probably grow at a moderate
pace over the next six to nine
months,” said Gary R. Thayer,
chief economist at AG
Edwards & Sons.

On Wednesday, the Federal
Reserve kept interest rates
unchanged, but hinted that an
interest rate cut may be
needed to help boost a weak
economy.

The question for the econ-
omy now, Gregory said, is how
far the ripples from the hous-
ing market will spread. Hous-
ing is a crucial sector because
it creates construction jobs,
gives consumers equity in
their homes, and supports a
number of other industries.

The housing boom ended
about a year ago. Home prices
are stagnant and in some mar-
kets they are falling.

For example, KB Home, a
homebuilder based in Los
Angeles, on Thursday pointed
to a “persistent imbalance in
housing supply and demand,”

prompting builders to charge
lower prices. KB Home’s chief
executive, Jeffrey Mezger, said
he expects this condition to
continue at least for the rest of
the year.

Earlier this month, Donald
Tomnitz, CEO of Forth Worth,
Texas-based homebuilder D.R.
Horton, said the housing mar-
ket slump will last all of 2007.

CURB JOB GROWTH

Gregory predicts the slug-
gish housing market coupled
with the ailing auto industry
will curb job growth and
restrain the broader economy
this year.

The Conference Board’s
coincident index increased 0.3
percent in February after a 0.1
percent decline in January and
the lagging index increased 0.2
percent in February after

,increasing 0.7 percent in

December.

The Conference Board
reports “adds to the body of
evidence that the U.S. econ-
omy is shifting to a slower
gear,” Gregory said.

Barnes & Noble, Borders report poor sales

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — A sluggish
book market and intense com-
petition from rivals like Ama-
zon.com and Costco are forc-
ing the nation’s top two book
sellers — Barnes & Noble and
Borders Group — to rewrite
the rules on the book business.
Their challenges were
revealed as both merchants
reported disappointing fourth-
quarter results on Thursday.

Borders, which reported a
loss in the quarter, announced
a dramatic shake-up of its
business — it plans to cut its
Waldenbooks stores in half, to
about 300 by the end of next
year, and is considering the
possible sale of most of its
international businesses.

It will be developing a con-
solidated Borders.com e-com-
merce website, ending its six-
year-old partnership with
Amazon.com, and plans to
publish exclusive books by
celebrities, first-time authors
and others under the Borders
name.

“We need to reinvent our
business to exploit the rapid
changes taking place in how
consumers access information

_ and entertainment,” Borders

Group Chief Executive George
Jones said in a statement.
NEW CONCEPT

Borders is working on a
new concept store prototype

that will be refined this year:

and is expected to be unveiled
in early 2008.

Barnes & Noble, which
eked out a small profit
increase in the fourth quarter,
has focused on further sweet-
ening its deals to its best cus-
tomers. It already operates an
e-commerce site and has
developed a publishing busi-
ness through its acquisition of
Sterling Publishing.

RETAILER



— |
EVAN VUCCI/AP FILE

RESTRUCTURING: Book retailer Borders Group announced a fourth-quarter loss as it
disclosed plans to close nearly half of its Waldenbooks stores and the possible sale
of some international businesses as part of a restructuring plan.

In a conference call with
investors Thursday, Barnes &
Noble’s CEO Steve Riggio
emphasized that it needed to
offer customers better deals —
even if it hurts profits in the
short term — saying that
industry growth is slower than
in the past and competition is
fiercer.

“We’re just trying to
increase what we have by
making it easier for people to
shop both online and in the
stores. And you know, giving
them a better deal,” he said.

Competition from dis-
counters like Wal-Mart Stores,
which can afford to slash
prices on books, has squeezed
profits at Barnes & Noble and
Borders, which have

responded with their own dis-
counts.

BUYOUT RUMORS

There have been rumors
about private equity buyouts
of the nation’s top booksellers.
A report from Goldman Sachs
analyst Matthew Fassler
issued Wednesday revealed
that it would make sense for
Barnes & Noble, the larger
operator, to buy Borders.

Barnes & Noble executives
declined to comment during
the conference call on the
issue. Anne Roman, a spokes-
man at Borders, also declined
to comment.

Barnes & Noble reported a
fourth-quarter profit of nearly
$127 million, or $1.84 per share,

versus a profit of $123 million,
or $1.76 per share, in the year-
ago period. It also forecast a
loss in the first quarter.

Sales reached $1.88 billion,
up from $1.75 billion in the
year-ago period.

Borders reported a fourth-
quarter loss of $73.6 million, or
$1.25 per basic share, for the
three months ended Feb. 3
compared with a profit of
$119.1 million, or $1.78 per
diluted share, in the previous
year.

Barnes & Noble’s shares
slipped $1.10, or 2.82 percent,
to close at $37.90 on the New
York Stock Exchange. Bor-
ders’ shares dropped 73 cents,
or 3.41 percent, to $20.70 per
share.

Wal-Mart publicizes employee bonuses

BY MARCUS KABEL
Associated Press

Wal-Mart made its annual
bonus for store employees
public for the first time in two
decades Thursday, saying that
about 80 percent of hourly
workers in its stores would
split more than a half-billion
dollars.

Wal-Mart Stores is the tar-
get of union-backed critics
who decry its pay and benefits.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based
retailer said it was making the
bonuses public as a new way
to honor its employees, not in
response to critics.

Based on the numbers
Wal-Mart released, the mathe-
matical average payment
would be $651 per worker but
Wal-Mart said the individual
amounts varied. It declined to
provide a range or the specific
level of payments, citing com-
petition with other employers.

In the past, the bonus has
been $1,000 for full-time work-
ers and up to $500 for part-
timers, according to former
Wal-Mart managers who
declined to be named because
the information is competitive.

PAYMENTS VARIED

Wal-Mart spokeswoman
Sarah Clark declined to pro-
vide individual figures but said
the payments varied based on
two main benchmarks:
whether an employee’s store
met profit and sales targets for
the year and whether an
employee is full time or part
time.

Adele Phillips, whose con-
tact information was provided
by Wal-Mart, said her bonus
was “substantially over
$1,000” and more than last
year. The full-time administra-
tive assistant at a Wal-Mart
store in Moreno Valley, Calif.,

declined to be more specific.

“Most of the stores are hav-
ing a barbecue or some kind of
special lunch today because
everybody’s worked hard for
this,” said Phillips, who has
worked for Wal-Mart since
1982.

The company said it
awarded more than $529.8 mil-
lion in bonuses to a total of
813,759 Wal-Mart store and
Sam’s Club hourly workers in
the U.S.

The company employs
more than 1.34 million people
in the U.S. Of those, just over
1 million are hourly workers
who would qualify for the
bonus, Clark said.

Clark declined to provide
comparative numbers for the
previous year.

CELEBRATION

Wal-Mart, which refers to
its employees as “associates,”

said in a news release
announcing the bonuses that it
was designating Thursday as
Associate Celebration Day. It
also announced new programs
intended to recognize service
and performance.

The bonus program was
started in 1986 by founder Sam
Walton as a way to give work-
ers a stake in the company’s
success, Clark said.

An employee gets a check if
the store where he or she
works meets a benchmark for
sales and profit goals for the
year. Progress toward those
benchmarks is usually charted
on a big poster, typically hung
in each store’s break room.

Michael Bergdahl, a former
Wal-Mart human resources
executive who has written
about the firm, said he
believed Wal-Mart released
the figures in an effort to
counter negative publicity.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007, PAGE 5B



Monolithic economy causes ‘brain drain’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he lack of diversification
Te the Bahamian econo-
my is hurting this nation

by creating a “brain drain”, the
Bahamas Employers Confedera-
tion’s (BECon) president told
The Tribune, as many college and
university-qualified Bahamians

. remained abroad because the jobs

and career paths their skills qual-
ified them for did not exist at
home.

Brian Nutt said that apart from

"reforming and fixing the Bahami-

an education system, this nation
also needed to concentrate on
diversifying its economy away
from the traditional reliance on
tourism and financial services,
adding industries and jobs attrac-
tive to graduates with qualifica-
tions such as science-based
degrees.

“The focus needs to go not

only on the education of Bahami-

ans, but the diversification of the
economy,” Mr Nutt said.

He pointed out that Bahami-
ans who studied at tertiary insti-
tutions abroad “take certain sub-
jects for which there is no job that
will utilise their skills in the

_ Bahamas, so they have to seek
. employment

outside’ the
Bahamas.
“Our lack of diversification is

' hurting the Bahamas, because

there are so many career paths
they could take, but that career
does not exist in the Bahamas.”

The latest update to the

. Bahamian Youth: The Untapped

Resource report by the Coalition
for Education Reform, a group
of private sector and trade union
organisations, warned that poor
Mathematics and bookkeeping
BCSE grades are leaving Bahami-
an companies with a “short sup-
ply” of workers with technology-
related skills.

The average mean grade for

~ the 2005 BGCSE maths exams

was ‘E’, a result unchanged from
2004, and which the Coalition said
indicated that “no subject
describes the crisis in education
more graphically than the test
results in mathematics”.

show a lack of “substantive
knowledge” that includes “not
knowing the difference between
addition and multiplication”.

The Coalition report said: “Ths
is particularly troublesome,
because mathematics is so impor-
tant for the technologies that are
likely to dominate this century.
Bill Gates, of Microsoft, when
addressing the importance of
basic math, said: ‘I have never
met a guy who has created soft-
ware and who doesn’t know how
to multiply.’

Poor

“One cannot take the poor
math scores lightly, especially
when one knows that:

* The average grade on the

bookkeeping exam was also an

* Some level of math profi-
ciency is essential to mastering a
wide range of lower tech skills
that are in short supply in the
Bahamas.”

The Coalition report referred
to instances where one Bahamian
business executive found job can-
didates “cannot write a simple
paragraph with clear sentences”,
while another discovered appli-
cants “cannot solve the mark-up
and discount problems contained

in their company’s aptitude test”.

Mr Nutt told The Tribune that
the Bahamas, with its tax struc-
ture, proximity to the US and
benign climate, “should be a
leader in the e-commerce, Inter-
net and web design” industries,
sectors staffed by highly-qualified
Bahamians and international
experts, but this had not hap-
pened and one factor holding this
back was the education system.

Mr Nutt said: “We're living in a
stituation where many Bahami-
ans are working in jobs they are
not fully-qualified to fill, and have
extra management over them -
many of those managers are expa-
triate - because they’re skill levels
are not sufficient for them to do
the job completely unsuper-
vised......

“Bahamians are generally very
weak in sciences to begin with,
and the three ‘Rs’, the basics, are
not to the level it should be. It’s
even worse when you come to
biology, physics and chemistry.
These are the areas where the
technical edge is these days.

“New things are coming on to
the market, being invented and
utilised, and we’re not in any posi-
tion to put ourselves in a situa-
tion where we could reap the
rewards from this type of endeay-
our.”

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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

CHIAN CHU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), CHAIN CHU
INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is 11th day of December,

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In 2005, only 5 per cent of can-
didates achieved grades of ‘A’
and ‘B’, with 59 per cent of can-
didates achieving a grade between
‘E’ and ‘U’, the latter standing
for ungraded. The 13 per cent
who achieved ‘U’ scores, accorid-
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Conservation Administrator
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Conservation Administrator

The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified conservation
administrator for posting at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park. Will be required to live full time at park headquarters on
Warderick Wells. Position requires own transportation to travel
to and from the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Position
requires long periods at the park headquarters, at a remote
location in the Exuma Cays chain of islands.

DELTEC BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites applications for the position of

TRUST MANAGER

Requirements/Skills:
Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
The Conservation Administrator (CA) must be an experienced
yachtsperson, able to identify with and help meet the needs of |, “
the yachting community which heavily use the Exuma Park.
The CA must also possess general office management skills,

Creating fiduciary structures that will service the needs of
clients
Marketing trust products

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including bookkeeping and inventory management. The CA ¢* Ensuring that all fiduciary structures are administered at a
must be prepared to live in the park in isolated conditions for high professional standard and in accordance with Policies
& Procedures of Deltec and the laws of The Bahamas
ds This posting requires a d tur ;
long periods of time. ec ei bare apc “ Maintaining current knowledge of all issues (law and tax)

and an appreciation for living secluded existences for extended

affecting fiduciary structures.
periods of time. her 2 y

Supervising the Company Department

¢ Computer literate (Word Processing, Quick Books,
Internet technology and communications)

¢ Familiarity with yachting/boating operations

¢ Familiarity with scheduling and monitoring visitor >
bookings

° Familiarity with VHF radio operation and protocols
° Familiarity with conservation issues in general

° Pleasant personality

° Willing to work under demanding conditions.

The successful candidate should have the following: ="

» STEP Diploma

10 years trust experience

(minimum 5 years in a supervisory capacity)
» Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested persons may submit resumes as follows:

Position offers vacation time, medical insurance and an
opportunity to meet and work with interesting volunteers and
cruisers. Housing is provided for the successful applicant only
- no accommodations are available for family members.

Human Resources Manager

Deltec Bank & Trust Limited
P.O. Box N.3229
Nassau, Bahamas

Resumes may also be faxed c/o 362-4623 or emailed to
anh@deltecbank.com

Applications must include cover letter, resume and three
references. Applications should be mailed to: Human Resource
Manager, The Bahamas National Trust, P.O. Box N-4105,

Nassau, Bahamas or bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org by April

10, 2007. ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE

CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED



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IF the Bahamas can establish
itself as a medical tourism cen-
tre, offering quality healthcare
at lower prices than other coun-
tries, the revenue generated
would help to finance health-
care for Bahamians, a Canadian
healthcare expert said.

Speaking at a Chamber of
Commerce forum on the Gov-
ernment’s proposed National

Health Insurance (NHI) plan,
Nadeem Esmail, director of
health system performance
studies at the Fraser Institute,
pointed out that increasingly
countries such as the US, Cana-
da and Europe were sending
patients to countries like India
and China for treatment
because they can receive care
at much lower prices.

If the Bahamas can convince
these countries that coming
here would be a better alterna-
tive, as a closer destination to
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guage barrier, it would be a way
to help finance the Bahamas’
health care costs.

Afforded

Mr Esmail said the Bahamas
will only be afforded the quali-
ty of health care that the aver-
age Bahamian can afford, so
there is going to be some drop
in the level of quality of care
for patients if they solely use
NHI.

However, he pointed out that
it makes no sense to have the
Government duplicate the
health services private insurers
provide or have insurance com-
panies downsize because of
NHI.

Mr Esmail said private insur-

care providers are good at the
delivery of services, and the
Government is good at ensuring
that persons not able to afford
the services can get what they
need. He said that if each area
focuses on what they are good
at, then the.system will be better
because it will not have a blunt
tool of the Government trying
to manage everything.

Mr Esmail, along with Dr
Conville Brown, another pre-
senter at the forum, also point-
ed out that another way to raise
funding was to partner with the
private sector. If the private sec-
tor creates the resources and
provides the facilities, there is
less financial burden on the
Government to provide these
services, and the money saved

can be reinvested into health
care provision.

ance companies are very good

following positions:
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IN THE ESTATE OF NAVONNE N. ANDRE (a.k.a)
NAVONNE ADAIR ANDRE late of Ramsey, North
Oaks in the State of Minnesota one of the United
States of America, deceased

e Supporting the client advisors team in
administrative and organizational arrangements
as well as client related processes for optimal
service delivery support

e 5,000+ sq ft. total area

e 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths

e Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
and large walk-in closet

e Large balconies

e Elegantly furnished throughout with a

Your tasks will include processing client orders,
dealing with client queries and requests,
preparing contact schedules and client files
before each visit.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claims or demand against or interest in the
above Estate should send same duly certified in-
writing to the undersigned on or before 27th April,
2007 after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which he shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 27th April, 2007.

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knowledge you act as a troubleshooter

e Formal dining room

e Private elevator

e Heated pool and spa overlooking the harbor
e Private dock for a yacht up to 75 feet

e Dedicated storage and crew areas

e Exercise room

¢ Indoor Garage

e Private gated entry

e Lush tropical landscaping

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qualification

At least 2 years experience in same or similar
function

Proficient knowledge of Office Program .
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Portuguese and Spanish are essential
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Attorneys for the Executor

P.O. Box AB-20405

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour

Abaco, The Bahamas

Written applications by Bahamian nationals only should
be addressed to:

Rent: $18,500.00 per month net

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Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

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FROM page 1B

claims that the Government
had not been forthcoming in
providing requested data to the
Coalition for Health Care
Reform.

He said that the Govern-
ment had tried to be open, and
indicated that if information
had not been provided, it was
due to two scenarios - either
the work was incomplete or the
data was still in raw form.

Mr Lalta said some data had
already been provided, includ-



ing information gathered by ©

the Blue Ribbon Commission,
and data from the Internation-
al Labour Organisation (ILO)
consultation on the proposed
scheme.

Team

What his team was now
working on, he said, was the
creation of a detailed payments
system, and much of that infor-
mation is still in its raw form.

“There is no reluctance on
our part. We have a process in
place, and when we have the
information we will give it, but
we also have an obligation to
engage other stakeholders and
groups in the community to get
their feedback,” said Mr Lalta.

He also pointed out that
some of the information the

FROM page 1B

and second home residences Greg
Norman-designed golf course and
health and fitness centre.

Currently, the new South
Ocean is being planned as a resort
complex that will feature two dif-
ferent hotels, a larger four-star
resort and a smaller five-star
property.

A partner in the Trump Fort
Lauderdale resort with an exten-
sive background in real estate
development, Mr Stein has part-

Implementation team behind
proposed NHI scheme asks
Government for more time

Government had obtained,
particularly regarding private
insurers and health care
providers, may not be released
to the public due to its sensi-
tivity.

Regulations



Dr Lalta said the NHI regu-
lations are still being worked
on, and this is why seminars
and meetings still needed to be
held, so that when the final reg-
ulations are made, they take
into account what people have
requested.

He said initiatives such as
partnered care will be serious-
ly considered, adding that as
they work to create the final
regulations to accompany the
NHI Act, “there will be an
intensificatiog of effort on the
part of NHI”.

Also in attendance was Dr
Perry Gomez, who headed the
Blue Ribbon Commission on
NHI.

Dr Gomez pointed out that
the Commission was comprised
of a cross-section of the com-



munity, including health pro-
fessionals, trade unionists and
businesspersons, so he did not
understand why people would
say there had not been any
consultation on the Commis-
sion’s report.



South Ocean to create over 1,000 full-time jobs

nered with South Ocean’s current
owner, the Canadian Commer-
cial Workers Industry Pension
Plan (CCWIPP) to revitalise the
resort and transform it into the
third entertainment centre and
major tourist destination in New
Providence, alongside Cable
Beach and Paradise Island.

Mr Stein will hold the majority
in the New South Ocean Devel-
opment Company, with CCWIPP
likely to retain a minority stake as
it has done in its deal with Adu-
rion, the UK/Swiss investment
house, for the British Colonial
Hilton.

Insurance chief queries NHI sums

FROM page 1B

insurance.

Mr Braithwaite, predicted,
though, that when NHI came in,
and given the projected $235 mil-
lion Budget, Bahamians who
were currently covered by private
health insurance would have to
accept some drop in the quality of
medical services they enjoyed.

He questioned why it was nec-
essary to bring the service quality
they enjoyed down, as opposed
to lifting up the quality of ser-
vices enjoyed by all other
Bahamians.

Mr Braithwaite said Bahami-
ans and private insurance com-
panies needed to understand “the
extent” of the change in the
nature of insurance coverage that
NHI would introduce, because it
might alter “so dramatically with
the new ssytem that we’re not
going to recognise it”.

With NHI’s introduction, and
the Government apparently plan-
ning that private insurers should
offer supplementary packages to
finance services not covered by
NHI, Mr Braithwaite warned that
the “same medical premium dol-
lar” would have to pay for the
administrative costs of both,
meaning that an increasing per-
centage could be spent on admin-
istrative costs.

He also questioned how the
transition from the current health-
care insurance system to NHI
would work, fearing that the gov-
ernment-run scheme would not
take on the 3,000-4,500 sick peo-
ple likely to be on Colinalmperi-
al’s books at any one time.

The transfer of all Colinalm-
perial’s healthy clients would
leave the company with no rev-
enues from those people to defray



South Ocean is being designed
to complement the $1.3 billion
Albany project next door, a
development that has already
been approved and numbers
world-famous golfers, Ernie Els
and Tiger Woods, and the Tavis-
tock Group, the holding company
for Lyford Cay-based billionaire
Joe Lewis’s investments, among
its investors.

Albany will be designed as an
upscale, high-end residential com-
munity along the lines of the
Tavistock Group’s Florida-based
residential developments, Lake
Nona and Isleworth.

Human Resources Director

a world class resort in the Bahamas!

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the costs of financing healthcare
for sick clients, creating an unsus-
tainable burden on the company.

“We need to think through
how we tackle these things,” Mr
Braithwaite said. “We've raised it
once, twice, three times with the
Ministry of Health, and are still
waiting for the dialogue to come
back. We need the dialogue and
to get these kind of things on the
table to really help us understand
how we are going to make this
transition.”

Mr Braithwaite also questioned
which government authority
would decide, and how, under
NHI who received healthcare
abroad, when, why, where and
how.

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A leading jewelry company is expanding its Nassau Operations
and has openings, at various levels, in the following areas:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Persons of integrity

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If you meet the above requirements and have skills in the above disciplines, we
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opportunities with excellent salary and benefits package.

Please submit your resume in confidence to:

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Guidelines Relating to the

Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of
Terrorism (The ‘‘2007 Guidelines’’) for financial institutions
within The Commonwealth of the Bahamas have been issued
and are effective as of 19th March 2007.

The 2007 Guidelines replace those Guidelines issued in

December 2001.

Copies of the 2007 Guidelines can be obtained between the
hours of 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday, from the
Administrative Offices, The Financial Intelligence Unit, 3rd
Floor, Norfolk House, Frederick Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Anthony M. Johnson

Director

Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Nassau, The Bahamas





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Wal-Mart publicizes employee bonuses for first time

mâ„¢ By MARCUS KABEL

AP Business Writer

WAL-MART made its annu-
al bonus for store employees
public for the first time in two
decades yesterday, saying that

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ho decry its pay and benefits.
he Bentonville, Ark.-based
etailer said it was making the
bonuses public as a new way to
honor its employees, not in
response to critics.

Based on the numbers Wal-
Mart released, the mathematical
average payment would be $651
per worker but Wal-Mart said
the individual amounts varied.
It declined to provide a range or
the specific level of payments,
citing competition with other
employers.

In the past, the bonus has
been $1,000 for full-time work-
ers and up to $500 for part-
timers, according to former
Wal-Mart managers who
declined to be named because
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Wal-Mart spokeswoman
Sarah Clark declined to provide
individual figures but said the
payments varied based on two
main benchmarks: whether an
employee’s store met profit and
sales targets for the year and
whether an employee is full-
time or part-time.

Adele Phillips, a full-time
administrative assistant at a
Wal-Mart store in Moreno Val-
ley, Calif., said her bonus was
“substantially over $1,000” and
more than last year. She
declined to be more specific.

Stores

“Most of the stores are hav-
ing a barbecue or some kind of
special lunch today because
everybody’s worked hard for
this,” said Phillips, who has
worked for Wal-Mart since
1982.

The company said it awarded
more than $529.8 million in
bonuses to a total of 813,759
Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club
hourly workers in the United
States.

The company employs more
than 1.34 million people in the
U.S. Of those, just over 1 mil-

lion are hourly workers who
would qualify for the bonus,
Clark said.

Clark declined to provide
comparative numbers for the
previous year.

Wal-Mart, which refers to its
employees as “associates,” said
in a news release announcing
the bonuses that it was desig-
nating Thursday as Associate
Celebration Day. It also
announced new programmes
intended to recognize service
and performance.

The bonus programme was
started in 1986 by Sam Walton
as a way to give workers a stake
in the company’s success, Clark
said.

The bonus is tied to the per-
formance of an individual store.
An employee gets a check if the
store where he or she works
meets a benchmark for sales
and profit goals for the year.
Progress toward those bench-
marks is usually charted on a
big poster, typically hung in
each store’s break room.

Michael Bergdahl, a former
Wal-Mart human resources
executive who has written about
the company, said he believed
Wal-Mart released the figures

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this year in an effort to counter
negative publicity drummed up
by its critics.

“There is so much negative
media about Wal-Mart. This is
just an example of how they
really treat their people well
and they’re putting it out there
to let the facts speak for them-
selves,” said Bergdahl, author
of “The 10 Rules of Sam Wal-
ton”.

Union-backed WakeUpWal-
Mart.com said the payments
were a pittance compared to
executive bonuses. Chief Exec-
utive Lee Scott received a $3.94
million bonus as part of a total
compensation package of $15.7
million, excluding restricted

stock awards, for the fiscal year
that ended in January 2006. His
salary for last year has not yet
been published.

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“Wal-Mart values are so mis-
placed that it gives executives
hundreds of millions in bonuses
and the mere crumbs to associ-
ates who have had their hours
cut, salaries capped, and afford-
able health care eliminated,”
WakeUpwalMart.com
spokesman Chris Kofinis said.

Wal-Mart’s release said the
annual bonuses, called
“My$hare”, will now be dis-
tributed quarterly “to reward

performance on a more fre-
quent basis.”

Among the new programmes
outlined in the announcement
are what the company called
“Servant Leadership” bonuses,
recognizing employees of 20
years or more with an extra
week of pay. More than 13,400
employees have been with the
company 20 years or longer, the
Wal-Mart said. Also announced
as a new programme was the
“Customer Champion” award,
providing cash bonuses to
employees “who go above and
beyond in providing excellent —
customer service.” That pro-
gramme will be launched during
the summer, the company said.

The Bahamas Environment Science &
Technology (BEST) Commission, —
Ministry of Utilities & Environment

is seeking a

PROJECT MANAGER

with skills in technical writing, for the production of a public document.
The successful candidate would be able to conduct interviews, gather data
and analyze information. The successful candidate would also be
knowledgeable about global Climate Change (CC) and the United Nations
Framework for climate Change.The successful candidate would be able to
articulate the implications and factors effecting small island states relative
to CC. The position offered is temporary and is contingent on the production
of the document. Interested persons should send their resumes before March
29th, 2007 to the Commission office.All applicants should be available for
interviews during the week of April 3rd 2007. Please contact the Commission
for further details at:

BEST Commission, Ministry of Utilities & Environment
Nassau Court, West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 322-4546 or 322-2576
Fax: 325-3509
Email: bestnbs@hotmail.com

FIRSTCARIBBEAN -

INTERNATIONAL BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

for
SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

BAHAMAS

Qualifications:

Accounting designation (ACCA, CPA or other similar
designation)

Audit experience (Preferred)

Prior experience working in/with financial institutions
Proven analytical skills in reporting, moddling and forecasting
Proven team management skills

General Requirements/Responsibilities:

° Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements
with IFRS
Assist with the preparation of accurate and timely quarterly”
financial statements for publication as required by the
Securities Commission and BISX.

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 timedines

Consults with business units of the Bahamas entity, monitors
their performance and provides advice based on analyzed
results

Assist with facilitating the annual audits and the preparation
of requisite schedules.

Interpret changes in accounting and reporting standards and
recommend changes and enhancements to systems and reports.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter
via email by April 4", 2007 to:
deangelia.deleveaux@ firstcaribbeanbank.com

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





PAGE 12B, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007

VACANCIES

Audit Seniors

Accountants

Staff Accountants z

Responses to infol COM nnn:



NOTICE

D.C. ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, D.C.
ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LTD. is in dissolution
as of March 19, 2007.

Jordans (C.I.) LTD. situated at Portman House, Hue Street,
St. Helier, Jersey JE4 SRP. as Liquidator.



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.

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.

Requifanents for this position include:
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
expen 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

meets the following requirements:

e Extensive experience and a proven track record
in Wealth Management

¢ Specializing in the fields of Customer relations,

investment advice and portfolio management.

e Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid
knowledge of investment products are key
requirements. Fluency in English, Portuguese
and Spanish i is essential.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nac-- Oahamas

THE TRIBUNE

Lie in
Baha Mar hopes

for ‘productive’
Tuesday meeting

Nautilus responds over water

FROM page 1B



ing the inspection process.”
Mr Evans added: “Our facil-
ity and equipment are all new,
in a fully enclosed and air-con-
ditioned plant. We have already
had many requests to export
our water to the US and Cana-
da. Our water has a unique taste
because we use a very complex
process to produce our water.”
Speaking with The Tribune,
Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Health, Ron Pin-
der, confirmed that Nautilus
had been asked to cease pro-
duction of water because the
building they operated in did
not have the relevant building
permits. He said this was really
an issue to be taken up with the |
landlords and owners of the
building, not with Nautilus or
the other tenants. Nautilus also
said it had not taken out a $7
million loan with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas) to fund construction
of its operation.




we are producing the best
quality possible,” he said.

Mr Evans said Nautilus’s
water plant had been asked to
stop production because its
landlord, Lucayan Tropical Pro-
duce, did not have the proper
documentation to operate their
facility. “The plant was asked
to stop production because our
landlord, Lucayan Tropical, did
not have proper documentation
to operate their facility, and
since we are located in the same
facility, our licenxe is still pend-
ing after several months,” Mr
Evans said. “Because of the
urgency of the matter, we have
been advised that this should
be resolved in the next few
days. “We do comply with all
requirements of Environmental
Health, and have completed all
requirements made by them for
any change they requested dur-



















NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALLEN GEORGE OF
McCOULLOUGH CORNER, 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 16th 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 VINCENT CASH OF BELLOT
RD., OFF McKINNEY DRIVE, P.O. BOX N-5773, 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 23RD 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 YURI BELIVARD OF
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to:
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/ |
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 23RD day of March, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, MELANIE
MAURICE of the Settlement of on the Island of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas intend to change my name
to MELANIE MARIUS. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box SS-
792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days’ after
the date of publication of this notice.








The Ministry of Finance

TENDER

MAKE: Wellcraft
MODEL: 25’

YEAR: 1993
ENGINE: 2 Inboard

SERIAL NO: WELC7479D393

The Bahamas Customs Department is pleased to invite
tenders for the sale of the above captioned vessel as 1s,
where is.

The vessel can be viewed by contacting the
Investigation Section, Customs House, a a Blvd,
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. men

Tenders marked ‘25’? Wellcraft’’ should be received at
Customs House no later than 5 pm on the 6th April,
2006.



The Comptoller reserves the right to reject any or all

tenderc

FROM page 1B

aspects of the’ agreement with
Baha Mar.

This newspaper was told that
the weekend saw an intensive
series of communications
between the Government and
Baha Mar “at the highest levels
on the critical issues”, resulting
in a request for the developer to
urgently submit its position in
writing so that the Cabinet could
discuss this at its weekly meeting
on Tuesday.

Then, that same day, the Goy-
ernment’s technical committee
contacted Baha Mar to arrange
next week’s meeting, something
that sources said surprised the
developer, believing this showed
“a lack or urgency” given the
communications that had taken
place at the weekend.

However, The Tribune was
told that the technical committee
responded that it was unaware of
the high-level discussions between
the Government and Baha Mar
last weekend, and has spent the
last few days being briefed on the
talks.

“The ball’s in the Governmen-
t’s court with respect to the details
and the ‘breakthrough issues’,”
The Tribune was told by a source.
“Baha Mar has just not heard
back from them.

“Baha Mar is hopeful that the

and the people working on the
technical issues will talk to each
other and come up with a uni-
form position.

“The risk [with Harrah’s] is
there. Baha Mar absolutely con-
tinues to have faith in the pro-
ject, and is lokking to get it done
and get over the hump.”

Among the major issues still to
be decided is the increase in
investment incentives that Baha
Mar is seeking in proportion to
the increase in its investment:
from $1 billion to $2.4 billion.

However, the percentage or
ratio of investment incentives to
total investment femains
unchanged, and it is understood

that the Government had devel- .-

oped a formula to achieve this.

Observers believe that electotal
politics is a major factor in' the
Government’s struggles to agree
a supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment with Baha Mar, the Prime
Minister fearing that if he pro-
vides the developer with what it is
seeking, it will hand election cap-
ital to the FNM along the lines .
of ‘you’re giving away too much
to foreign developers’.

Yet if this is a concern, ques-
tions are bound to be raised over
why the Government approved
the project in the first place, and

why Prime Minister Perry

Christie has touted it so heavily
on more than one occasion, see-
ing it as his lasting legacy to the

people working on the bigissues | Bahamian people.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PAULETTE RICHARD OF .
LYONS ROAD, 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 16th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SERVILIA LOUIS OF
CARMICHEAL RD., P.O. BOX CR-55647, 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 23RD day |
of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

PAWPRINT INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138(8) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000, the disolution
of PAWPRINT INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



MUST SELL
VACANT PROPERTY

Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with 83:
frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on Eastward Drive
in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition West,
Exuma Bahamas

The property is undeveloped and is located
1 mile south of Emerald Bay and The Four
Seasons Resort.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit at:
~~ Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in wane
addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management - Collection
Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 16, 2007.





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OF FRIENDS WITH NOTHING
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KIS #Q85 the game, but most were in favor of | you say this week, Aries, so speak
KIO #Q 102 the idea. They were curious to see | carefully. A visit from an old friend ‘=
SOUTH what would happen, and they didn’t | reminds you of a past adventure.
109876543 have long to wait. On the very first It’s okay to reminlisce.
27 TMGOING TO HAVE TO v— board, Sylvia became declarer at six | TAURUS — April-21/May 21
THINK ABOUT GETTING oA spades on the hand shown, and West } 1 ife moves in owes Taurus, Lid for
SOME JOB SKILLS A653 led the jack of spades. you, the good times are just begin- <
The bidding: It is hard to explain what hap- ning. It’s important that you put the
West North East South pened now. I don’t know whether it past — and those longstanding
14¥ Pass 49% 4 was the Sui of the ayes stor grudges — behind you to succeed.
54 5 ¢ 6 64 excitement of playing in her first
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Opening lead — jack of spades.

The night Sylvia played in her
first duplicate tournament was a
night to remember. She had been a
member of the club only two or three
weeks, but even in that'short period
of time the membership had become
aware of her extraordinary exploits.

We had never previously seen
such a player. It wasn’t that Sylvia
was a poor player — we had lots of
them at the club — it was just that
her thought processes were so differ-
ent from those of any other player.
Her mistakes were so far removed
from ordinary human error that it
was clear that her approach to the



Sylvia Plays Duplicate

WITTIC\ISMS ? WHY DONT

HAVE PROBLEMS ?

that caused her to do what she did,
but the fact is that Sylvia played the
two from dummy! :

This astonishing play was greeted
by a strange and eerie silence on all
sides. West then shifted to a club.
Sylvia took the ace, cashed the ace of
diamonds, played a spade to the
queen, ruffed a diamond, played a
spade to the king and ruffed another
diamond, establishing dummy’s last
three diamonds. She then led a spade
to the ace and discarded three clubs
on the 10-7-6 of diamonds to make
the contract.

Of course, if she had won the
opening lead with one of dummy’s
honors, she would have gone down!

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You’ve got the, blues this week,
Gemini, so it’s unlikely you’ll be the
life of the party. That’s okay — even
you could use some quiet time once
in a while. Take this time to rejuve-
nate your spirit.

CANCER - June 22/July 22
Even hardworking Cancers like you
need to take a break. Take a day off
and go enjoy yourself outdoors. The
romance you’ve been searching for
may find you.

LEO - July 23/August 23
You've pushed yourself a great deal
and-have achieved a lot. Go ahead
and:brag — you’ve:eamed. the right,
but don’t let it go to your head.
VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

A flagging romance has you feeling
, down in the dumps, but your natural
resiliency will have you up and

| about again in no time — just in

time to meet someone new.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

HOW many words of vo 29 B8e
four letters or more can & & CaS Eo GE Recent weeks have been good to you,
ou make from the % i Fe aEigé we 4 6. “ there’s no reason why your
" etters shown here? In Bio Sp@eD shouldn’t continue. However, life
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FIN? THE MUTE FOR THINGS “To Yo! only. Each must contain © is Reo ee RS + time to share your good fortune.
YOUR TRUMPET, HUGO there taust be at least Ess. a2e8RaR2 | SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
a one sine letter word: No Bie a Be. &e&B | Now that your finances are in order,
jurals or verD lorms Qs alowase
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with initial capitals and 28 af Bote mind for the moment and go have a
no words hon a hyphen, SUE 523 Eg oge little fun. The key word here is “lit-
or apos : at BBs 7 oe
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is permitted (e.g. inkjet in inkjet printer). E a eg Hage 23 one is planning a romantic getaway.
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TODAY'S TARGET ae oR O Eee sae | SAGITTARIUS -Nov 23/Dec 21
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S36 BES Agee S.& a carefully consider how you exert
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~ GRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS
They need little washing when one 1
has no largess (6) 2
Harmonious fast lute 3
composition (8) 4
Thus the soccer authorities provide
seating (4)

His is only appearance money (6)
If I'm deep, somehow, that will
handicap you (6)
Does it fall in a sideways
direction? (3)
Thinks about tangled ropes (5)
Astaggering dance? (4)

When trimmed, dad gets angry (5)
Fora short time, | had to be
apprehensive (5)

Unpopular, having deceived about
half the team (5)

Shouldn't one bolt them? (4)

Is able to name a watarway (5)
It’s in the CO's salad (3)

Tickles one grot:p of

goddesses (6;

Atelly pro“uction in

recent t' nes (6)

Help vut a raw beginner, as in the

de ert (4)

oles, of course? (8)
Dig a bed, so to speak (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Scra-M 6, As-I'd-E 9, Miscast 10, Bread 11,

Putty 12, Slain 13, De-cod-ed 15, Och 17, I-ran 18, Dilate

19, Plain 20, Knaves 22, Sire 24, Ye-t 25, Stetson 26,

DOWN

Crockery item that may go flying (6)
The individual taken in by Lil (6)
Sunny celebrity! (4)

Showed petulance at the

post office (7)

Later than Tuesday, in wild fear (5)
Spends money extravagantly (like
Chelsea?) (5)

Team up in the Lake District (4)
Not many are in safe work (3)
Asmall case of vegetables (3)
Believer in the movement

of the tides (5)

Women make me sad (5)

Town with an egg shortage (but

. there's always ham) (5)

The coal hole? (3)

Free, but indeed derided! (3)
Stories out of a good book are gifts,
naturally (7)

Needs to be in phase (3)

Spot something on board (6)
Worn by us and the Editor (4)
With science, they make an
implement (6)

Imprisoned, Charlie grew old (5)
Give the elbow? (5)

The vicarage vehicle (3)

The whole country's alight! (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions

EASY PUZZLE

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ACROSS: 1, Smash 6, Rugby 9, Tangier 10, Storm 11,

Phases (6)

Calculator (8)
Celebration (4)

Linger (6)

Bounded (6)

Charge (3)
Healed (5)
Decays (4)
Buffalo (5)

Metal fastener (5)
Bathroom item (5)

Merriment (4)

Yields (5)

Man's name (3)

Sensual (6)

European country (6)
Skin complaint (4)

Indifferent (8)

Dozen (6)

Agree 12, Slide 13, Console 15, Hot 17, Odes 18, Angina

19, Sprig 20, Invite 22, Pest 24, Cue 25, Reverie 26, Rigid

Vendor (6)
Fireplaces (6)
Wound's

mark (4)

Fruit (7)

Step (5) ,
Avarice (5)
Present (4)
Shelter (3)

Devout woman (3)

Curt (5)
Organ (5)
Proprietor (5)
Offer (3)
Ready (3)
Laughable (7)
Gamble (3)
Quick look (6)
Sentence (4)
Come out (6)
Stringed
instrument (5)
Extinguish (5)
Curve (3)

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Udovcic, Yugoslav
championship 1951.
Missed opportunities at the
chessboard can prove
painful, and today's
diagram is a classic of its
kind. White (to play) had
been pressing for a win for ,
several moves, and had
driven the black king to a
perilous position on the
edge of the board.
Nedeljkovic thought the
time ripe for the knock-out
blow so went 1 Rg8
threatening 2 Ra8+ and
mate. His choice ended the
game, though not as

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It’s-easier to keep promises to
yourself if you make them this
week, Capricorn. An impromptu
trip leads to financial opportunity.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
This week, you’ll find yourself
questioning a lot of what you've’
always believed in, Aquarius. This
is a good thing, as it forces you to
take a good look at your lifestyle.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
There’s only so much you can do on
your own, Pisces. There’s real value
in teamwork this week if you're of a
mind to give it a college try.

- CHESS by Leonard Barden



d. Why was White's rook
blunder, and what
should he have played instead?

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b3+! Rxb3 (if Ka3 2 Kxb5

wins with an extra knight) 2 Nc5+! dxc5 (if Ka3 3

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seven letters, then six, then five, then four and then
three. 2. 13 of each of lp, 5p, 10p and £1.

One possible word ladder solution is: LOST, last,

lass, bass, bays, buys, BOYS

27, Egged 28, Bumph 29, Settler 30, Edits 31, Tyres
DOWN: 2, Method 3, Stress. 4, Ham 5, Agile 6, Reading 7,
Urge 8, Breton 12, Slope 13, Colic 14, Nerve 15, Hiker 16,
Taste 18, Aided 19, Strides 21, Nudged 22, Penury 23,
Simple 25, Rifts 26, Rest 28, Bet

Photo 27, At sea 28, Bleat 29, Spaniel 30, H-eats 31, Tales
DOWN: 2, Cor-ner 3, Ama-zo-n 4, MID 5, Sca-L-d 6,
A-sp-ir-in7, Stun 8, Detect 12, Seals 13, Dinky 14, Car-a-t
15, Oasis 16, Helen 18, Ditto 19, P-erhaps 21, Nest-le 22,
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Rev asks Christie, Roberts
to deny they promised
him PLP nomination

_@ By BRENT DEAN

THE WAR of words contin-
ued yesterday between the PLP
and CB Moss, as Rev Moss chal-
lenged the prime minister and
current MP for Bain and Grant’s
Town, Bradley Roberts, to explic-
itly deny that they had met with
him, and promised that he would
receive the PLP nomination for
the constituency.

Rev Moss threw out this chal-
lenge yesterday in Rawson
Square, where he also asserted
that “lies” and “untruths” have
been spoken against him.

Both Mr Roberts and Mr
Christie stated in remarks on
Wednesday that no individual has
the authority to give nominations
in the PLP. Rather, they stated,
there is a process within the par-
ty where potential candidates
have to seek the approval of the
candidate’s committee and the
national general council (NGC) in
order to run as a PLP.

More specifically, Mr Roberts

stated that the promises to which
Rev Moss referred, were nothing
more than an exchange of ideas.

In response to their claims, Rev
Moss questioned how Messrs
Roberts and Christie could make
such a promise to him, if at the
time, they were aware that they
were not authorised to make such
a commitment.

“If they knew they could not
deliver it, then that makes it an
even more dishonest act, to
promise something that you knew
at the time you were promising it,
that you couldn’t deliver,” he
said.

Rev Moss also claimed that Mr
Christie indicated to him that his
appearance before the candidates
committee was a mere formality.
He had expected that, despite the
delay in the alleged promise, to
receive the Bain and Grant’s
Town nomination, his deal with
PM and Mr Roberts still stood.

SEE page 11

Strip club event sparks pastors’
warning to young girls

_ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

TWO local pastors have issued a stark warning to young girls in

New Providence and called for strengthening of the laws protect-
ing public decency i in light of an event organised by strip club
"Magic City" that is scheduled to take place tonight and over the
weekend.

Pastors Cedric Moss and Lyall Bethel are asserting that what has
been advertised as a "Spring Fever 2007 Bikini Model Search"
by promoters at Magic City, is in fact equivalent to a recruitment
drive by the club, and an underhand attempt to obtain the rights to

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Tribune Freeport Reporter



FREEPORT — A Supreme Court hearing set
for Friday concerning several applications by the
St George family and Sir Jack Hayward in their
continuing legal battle over the share ownership
and management of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority has been adjourned to next month.

Lawyer Fred Smith, representing the St George
family, said the hearing, to be heard by Justice
Anita Allen, is now set for April {2 and 13 in
New Providence.

The St George family has filed an application
asking the Supreme Court to have a speedy trial,
and to determine as a matter of priority the 50-75
per cent share ownership dispute between them
and Sir Jack Hayward.

Mr Smith said: “The Supreme Court had March
23 as the date for the hearing of an application by
the plaintiff, the estate of Mr Edward St George

SEE page 12



Voters registered up to day
before House is dissolved
will be eligible to vote

@ By BRENT DEAN

ALL voters registered up to the day before
the House of Assembly is dissolved will be able :

to vote in the general election.

This statement was made yesterday by Sher-
lyn Hall, deputy permanent secretary of the :

parliamentary registrar’s department.

Mr Hall indicated that voter registration has i
declined since March 12, which may indicate ;
that some potential voters may have misun- :

derstood the significance of the date.
On March 12 the old registry was closed,

meaning that only voters who have registered
for the upcoming election will be able to vote. :

Mr Hall also noted that as a result of the :
report of the constituencies commission, new :
voters cards are in the process of being pro- :
duced. These cards will be ready in approxi- :

SEE page 12



Baha Mar says
it’s disappointed
project ‘has
become topic of
political debate’

BAHA MAR released a
statement late last evening
lamenting that it has become
the subject of political sparring
between the PLP and FNM.

“In response to inquiries, |
Baha Mar today stated that it
was disappointed its project
appeared to have become the
topic of political debate, as

Baha Mar is a commercial busi-

ness venture led by business

people,” the company said.

“The Baha Mar project, with
its world class gaming and resort
partners is expected to create
over 8,500 jobs, in addition to
700 plus construction jobs
already created.

“In the initial 20 years after
completion, Baha Mar is
expected to benefit The
Bahamas’ Gross Domestic
Product by approximately $15
billion. In terms of actual deliv-
eries, Baha Mar noted that it
has already invested over $350
million in the transformation of

SEE page 12.

Senior PLP ‘wants

no part in party’s
election efforts’

A SENIOR PLP says he
wants no part in the party’s

election efforts following a bust

up over the nomination of a
candidate.

The PLP stalwart councillor
and party member for more
than 50 years says that he is sit-
ting out this election and refus-
ing to vote because of his par-
ty’s decision to run a person
who allegedly possesses quali-
ties that no candidate should
have.

A former senator, trade
union leader and professed
“fourth generation PLP”, Aud-
ley Hanna, said that while he
has not left the PLP, he will
actively campaign against the
PLP’s candidate for South
Beach, Wallace Rolle.

“Jam a PLP but J will sit this
one out and campaign against
the candidate for South Beach
and do all in my power to
ensure that he does not win his
seat,” Mr Hanna said in an
interview with The Tribune fol-
lowing the release of two let-

SEE page 12




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LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



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six-month-old Dannielynn, the
daughter of deceased Playboy
playmate Anna Nicole Smith,
Court TV reported.

The 39-year-old former real-
ity television star died on Feb-
ruary 8 after collapsing in a
Florida hotel, sparking the cus-
tody case.

A Bahamian judge ordered a
DNA test on Dannielynn on
Tuesday, in an effort to identi-
fy the father.

Dr Baird was hired by free-
lance photographer Larry
Birkhead to independently
determine, according to Court
TV, whether the Broward
County Medical Examiner's
Office extracted enough DNA
samples from Smith's body to
perform paternity tests.

Dr Baird is said to be on his
way to Nassau, Bahamas,
where the custody battle con-
tinues.

Mr Birkhead and two oth-
ers — attorney Howard K
Stern and Smith's former body-
guard Alexander Denk —
claim to be the baby's father.

Mr Stern is listed on Dan-
nielynn's birth certificate as the
father.

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On Wenesday James Neav-
itt, a lawyer for Smith’s former
partner Stern, said that DNA
tests may not resolve legal
struggles over custody of the
girl.

' Neavitt climed that Stern
may not relinquish custody



even if tests prove the father
is Smith’s ex-boyfriend Larry
Birkhead.

“Howard ts 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.

bility of a negotiated settle-
ment if the test proves his
client is not the biological
father. He said Stern respects
Birkhead and that the two men
will likely reach an agreement
if the Los Angeles-based pho-
tographer 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.
“Dannielynn’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
to inherit millions.

Union execs ‘uneasy
after accusations

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - An air of
“uneasiness” reportedly prevails
among union executives in
Freeport following accusations
against two top executives of
the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union in
New Providence.

According to press reports,
some members of the
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and the secretary general con-
cealed important information
from the membership.

They claim that president

, Roy Colebrooke and secretary

general Leo Douglas are not
sharing the full audit findings
with the executive council
regarding a controversial $5
million loan by former union
president the late Pat Bain.

Before the union’s elections
in May, Mr Colebrooke and
several union members ques-
tioned the $5 million loan and
spoke out against it. He and
several others were later fired
by Mr Bain.

Apparently, the executive .

council members are con-
cerned over the now close rela-
tionship that has developed
between Mr Colebrooke and
Mr Douglas, who were at odds
with each other prior to the
elections.

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situation.

Mr Morley said that they :

were not aware of anything
until Wednesday, when they
read a story in the Freeport
News.

“We are little uneasy about
what we have read, and we try-
ing to ascertain where the

information came-from and--:---

relevance of it, and whether it
is.true, he said.

“We only know what was in
the newspaper, and so-at this
time we are not prepared to
make any comments on this,”
he said.

When asked if Mr Cole-
brooke had contacted them in
Freeport, Mr Morley said that
the president had not.

The Tribune attempted to
reach Mr Colebrooke at the
union’s office in New Provi-
dence for comments regarding
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THE Bahamas office of
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the arraignment of Australian
detainee David Hicks.

He was one of 10 detainees
charged under the previous mil-
itary commission system thrown
out by the US Supreme Court
last year, Amnesty noted in the
statement.

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and justice denied? Amnesty °

reiterates its belief that trials
under the revised military com-

mission process will fail to com- —

ply with international standards.

The organisation is also “
deeply concerned that detainees _

could face execution after such
trials.

“The pervasive unlawfulness
that has marked the past five
years of detentions cries out for
the strictest adherence to fair
trial standards. Instead, these
trials threaten to cut corners in
pursuit of a few convictions and
add to the injustice that the
Guantdnamo detention facility
has come to symbolise”, said
Susan Lee, Amnesty Interna-
tional's Americas programme
director.

Amnesty said the military
commissions will operate in
something approaching a legal
vacuum.

“Defendants cannot turn to
international human rights law,
the Geneva Conventions or the

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mation first and potential crim-
inal defendants “a distant sec-
ond”.

“They have been subjected
to repeated interrogations with-
out access to lawyers or the
courts. Interrogation techniques
and detention conditions
amounting to torture or other
ill-treatment under internation-
al law have been authorised and
used against them,” the state-
ment said.

“The military commissions
are patently tailored to fit the
unlawful practices that have
preceded them. Information
coerced by cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment will be
admissible. At the same time,
the government may introduce
evidence while keeping secret
the methods used to obtain it,”
said Susan Lee.

Amnesty said that because of
the absence of fair trial guaran-
tees, and the trail of illegality
that precedes the trials, it is call-

ing on other countries not to |

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assist the prosecution in mili-
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LOCAL NEWS



oln brief

RBDF and
NEMA to work
together more
closely

DEFENCE Force com-
mander Commodore Clifford
Scavella said the force will
expand its collaboration with
the National Emergency
Management Agency to bring
relief more quickly to those
affected by disastrous events.

Commodore Scavella made
this pledge during a meeting
with NEMA interim director
Mr Carl Smith on Tuesday.

He said that from now on,
when a disaster strikes, the
force will secure a base and
immediately deploy ships
with chain saws, drinking
water and other “essentials.”

He said the aim is to “come
in behind the hurricane and
offer relief to the people on
the ground in the affected
areas” once the hurricane has
passed.

“This kind of deployment
will also allow us to be able to
better apprise NEMA of the
situation as we see it on the
ground ...so that when they
deploy their assets from New
Providence or wherever they
are, they will be able to bring
relief even more immediate-
ly,” Commodore Scavella
said.

“NEMA will also have
access to our ships and what-
ever modes of transport we
have immediately as well,” he
added.

Furthermore, Commodore
Scavella said, as a hurricane
approaches, “special teams”
of marines will be deployed
“ahead of the potential affect-
ed areas” to ride out the
storm with the residents of
those areas, particularly the
elderly.

“Once they would have
-come through a hurricane,
those special teams, or
advance teams, will be able
to perform additional duties

_ that the national agency may
request of them. I could only

‘see our collaboration getting

‘even better as we seek to
improve what exists already,”
he said.



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@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

MICAL MP and Minister of
Local Government Alfred Gray
said he has a duty to help not
only his PLP supporters, but
FNMs in his area as well.

The minister, who took issue
with a number of remarks in an
article published in The Tribune
on March 21, said he has, and
will never involve himself with
victimization.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Gray said that he
has, and will not only help those
who supported him.

“If I help the people who sup-
port and help me, what is wrong
with that? But I never said I
would only help those,” he said.

The minister said that he nev-
er said, nor did he infer that he
would only help PLP support-
ers. He also responded to asser-
tions of victimization on the
island of Mayaguana — partic-
ularly at the I-Group develop-
ment.

“As a Member of Parliament
for Mayaguana, and as a Minis-
ter of the government, I have
never victimised anybody. Nei-
ther do I encourage it. And Mr
(Earnel) Brown’s assertion that
Mr Miller is campaigning for
me is an outright lie. I have nev-
er taken anybody with me when
I campaign, other than my cam-
paign manager; who is not a res-
ident of Mayaguana,” he said.

Mr Brown, a resort manager
in Mayaguana, had told The
Tribune that “there is a lot of
animosity and deep-seated bad
feeling down here. Where it will
lead, only God knows.”

Mr Gray said that if anyone
in his camp ever attempted to
victimise anyone he would
openly rebuke it.

“Trust me, I will never — if
anyone did that, and to my
knowledge, I’d openly rebuke
them. I do not do it. I don’t sup-
port it. But nobody in their right
mind would expect for me not
to find employment for the peo-
ple of Mayaguana, which
includes FNMs and PLPs.

“But the attitude of the FNM

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Mr Gray also warned his
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on the job. The company should
have a right to discipline its
employee,” he said.

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Alfred Gray’s challenge taken up

. IN DEFENDING charges of political vic-
timisation, MICAL MP Alfred Gray made
statements in the House on Wednesday that
left one with the impression that he believed it
his duty as an MP to help only his PLP sup-
porters.

In a quick recoup in an interview with The
Tribune yesterday he explained his statement:
“If I help the people who support and help me,
what is wrong with that? But I never said I
would only help those,” he said.

Mr Gray felt constrained to defend himself
after an article appeared in The Tribune on
March 21 in which Mayaguanians accused him
and the local commissioner of “gross political
victimisation.” They warned that residents were
on “the brink of civil unrest.”

Disgruntled residents said that Mr Gray and
Commissioner Samuel Miller were handing out
jobs indiscriminately to PLP supporters in the
run-up to the election. “Everybody who sup-
ports the PLP gets something dumb to do,”
The Tribune was told.

Defending himself in the House on Wednes-
day, and denying that he had ever victimised
anyone, Mr Gray said it was his duty to help his
PLP supporters.

“If I help supporters who supported me,” he
said, “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.

It was an echo of the Pindling era when Sir
Clement Maynard, then a cabinet minister,
declared that he was only “checking for PLPs,”
and Philip (call me “Bro”) Bethel declared that
God had given this country to the PLP.

However, by yesterday morning, Mr Gray
had reconsidered his injudicious words, and
quickly tried to swallow them with a denial that
he had ever said or inferred that he would only
help PLP supporters. He also denied the claims
of victimisation at Mayaguana.

“Mr Speaker, I just want to deny this,” Mr
Gray told the House, referring to The Tribune
article. “And I challenge The Tribune and the
writer of this article, with no name, to come
forward and put up or shut up.”

Here again, Mr Gray, like his colleagues,
was hitting out at the messenger rather than
concentrating on the message. The Tribune and
reporter were just vehicles used by residents
of Mayaguana to send a grim message to their
MP, Alfred Gray. He should be challenging his
Mayaguana constituents, not The Tribune.

Anyway, a Bahamian took Mr Gray up on
his challenge. He phoned to remind us of an
article we had written in this column on Sep-
tember 10, 2002, headed: “PLP has brought
division in islands.”

The call was from a grand nephew of the
late Arnold Farquharson of Colonel Hill,
Crooked Island, who lost his school bus contract

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when the PLP government came to power in
2002. Mr Gray was the MP for MICAL, which
included Crooked Island.

When the FNM became the government in
1992, they discovered that in such places as
Crooked Island the PLP held all the jobs, some
two or three jobs, while the FNM had none.

The new government decided to even things
out by taking one government contract from a
PLP who had two contracts and giving it to an
FNM who had none. Those benefitting in
Crooked Island were Mr Arnold Farquharson,
87, who was given the True Blue to Colonel
Hill school bus route, and Enoch Ferguson and
his 72-year-old father, who bused students from
Landrail Point to Colonel Hill.

Mr Farquharson’s grandson said that his
grandfather, who was too proud to beg, was
supported by his 10 children. He and his wife
lived off the plot of land that she farmed. How-
ever, because he was an FNM supporter he
could not get any of the few jobs at the island.
He was about to get a job at the airport, when it
was suddenly cancelled.

Later the same thing happened when ZNS
asked him to report for them from the island. As
soon as the PLP heard who he was, said his
grandson, the job offer was cancelled.

The late Wilbert Moss was the PLP MP at the
time.

However, in 1992 the FNM decided to even
the score. When it was time to renew the bus
contract, instead of giving it to the holder, the
late Mary Moss, a PLP, who for many years
was the manager of government’s National
Insurance office, they gave it to Mr Farquhar-
son, for years a jobless FNM. The same thing
happened in the case of Mr Ferguson. They
both did a good job until the PLP were returned
to power in 2002. A few months after becoming
the government, Mr Farquharson lost his con-
tract and returned to his jobless state until his
death on December 14, 2003. His contract was
returned to the PLP family of Mary Moss. It was
the same for the Ferguson family, who lost their
contract to the former PLP holders, the family
of Zeke Thompson.

“People here are very upset,” said the Rev
Newton Williamson of Pinefield, Acklins, after
the 2002 election. “Even the graveyard and
park jobs have been taken from the FNM and
given to the PLP. Under the FNM administra-
tion the PLP were given jobs, among them office
and school jobs, no one was left out. Under the
FNM everybody was one.”

They had taken Prime Minister Christie at his
word that he would not tolerate victimisation.
But they were disappointed.

Mr Gray was the MP when these things hap-
pened. Mr Tony Ferguson of Nassau has taken
up his challenge and now wants Mr Gray to
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

WE REFER to your article con-
cerning the collapsed Bahamas fund
reported in the Business Section on
Monday, March 12, 2007. We had
taken a position not to discuss these
ongoing matters in the Press and to
focus on co-operating with the offi-
cial representatives in this matter.
However, given the erroneous infor-
mation in your article, we consider
it necessary to respond to the mat-
ters raised concerning Cardinal
International.

For background purposes, Car-
dinal International provided a range
of services to international clients
over a ten-year period from 1994
to its closure of business in 2004.
These included acting as registered
agent and registered office, the pro-
vision of directors, accounting and
fund administration and treasury
services.

All of our clients that were regu-
lated as funds in various jurisdic-
tions, including the Bahamas, were
independently audited on an annu-
al basis. It was well-known that as a
company we invested heavily in
internationally recognized technol-
ogy and in our management and
staff, recruiting a high percentage of
professionals and committing to
extensive training programmes.

As a company we undertook
many initiatives to improve the way
we operated. In October 2003 the
Board authorized an independent
review of our computer systems as a
means of assessing our workflows.
In May 2004 a major accounting
firm carried out a SAS 70 review
which addressed our internal sys-
tems and concluded that in each
case the controls in place provided
reasonable assurance that the con-
trol objectives were being met. Of
the funds that were audited we
received written confirmation from
their auditors that they had never
adjusted a net asset value for any
client where Cardinal had prepared
the NAV.

Further, in October 2004, we
authorized an independent review
of our anti-money laundering pro-
cedures as a Financial and Corpo-
rate Services Provider. The report
concluded that we were 100 per cent
compliant with the required infor-
mation on file to satisfy the verifi-
cation and record keeping require-
ments.

Further in 2003/4, Lloyds of Lon-
don carried out an independent
review of our risk management sys-
tems. The report concluded that the
“risk exposure under review was
found to be reasonably contained
by the controls in place”.

It has been well documented that
in August 2004 the Securities Com-
mission began an investigation of
the Norshield entities and attended
our offices in Nassau. Instructions
were immediately given to all staff
by the Board to co-operate com-
pletely in this investigation. When
we announced our closure in
November 2004 we were committed
to ensuring that our clients were
not overly inconvenienced by the
decision and took a number of steps
to ensure that any handover was as
efficient as possible. We contacted
local and international administra-
tors and assisted in matching these
with our clients’ needs and worked
with them in the handover process.

Cardinal operated a sophisticated
server-based technology system.
When the decision was made to

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that we would not be able to run
reports once the servers were
brought down. We did in fact ask
the software vendor whether we
could transfer the license to a third
party but this was refused. In addi-
tion, in consideration of early ter-
mination of our lease the landlord
required retention of the office
equipment, furniture and computer
infrastructure and an exit date of
January 2005 which was then immi-
nent.

We therefore recruited a sub-
stantial number of additional tem-
porary staff to assist in copying doc-
uments and files; we brought in
additional photocopiers and allo-
cated a section of the office for this
purpose. Over a three-month peri-
od the management and staff acted
with complete professionalism
working long hours to ensuring an
efficient handover to the new
administrators. Although your arti-
cle seeks to suggest otherwise, we
are not aware of any clients who
made any complaints during this
process and, in fact, many were
complimentary of the manner in
which it was handled.

During this handover process we
were informed that Norshield would
move its administration to a Toron-
to-based operation. Not only did
our staff copy all files requested by
the new administrator but they also
provided electronic data and dealt
with inquiries. Further, two Nor-
shield staff members attended our
office for several days in January
2005 to oversee the handing over
of information for their companies.
This included physical files as well
as electronic information.

Additionally, Mosaic Composite,
was in a legal dispute with an
investor. We performed some trea-
sury services, directorship and
accounting services until Septem-
ber 2003. During this legal dispute a
“discovery order” was made and
we were instructed to provide all
our information by court order: A
court order was in fact requested
by Cardinal to protect itself from a
breach of confidentiality under
Bahamian law. Composite’s
lawyers were provided access to one
of our offices where we collated the
information and handed it over to
them in 2004. In addition, Mosaic
Composite itself requested the
return of its records and this was
done as instructed. The liquidators
were provided with this informa-
tion and were aware of the circum-
stances.

Further, as mentioned, Mosaic
Composite and Univest were sub-
ject to independent audit on an
annual basis and this included open
access to the records, confirmation
of balances from third parties and
the compilation of the auditors’ own
audit files. This would involve atten-
dance at our office and a review of
our clients files. We are unaware
that we ever received anything from
the auditors to suggest that our
clients records were incomplete or
inadequate.

In conclusion it is erroneous to
suggest that Cardinal was not coop-
erative or did not provide access to
information that it held. We pro-
vided information to the Securities
Commission, the Court and the liq-
uidators to the best of our ability.

We are clearly not responsible for |

the provision of information beyond
our control.

We closed the physical office in
February 2005, but retained a stor-
age facility with the intention of
closing that in February 2006. Dur-
ing the hand-over process we pro-
vided the new administrators with
the original documents, retaining
copies for our records

During 2005, the Norshield enti-
ties were placed in liquidation and
Mr. Hancock was contacted on 28
March 2006 by the liquidators, a
full thirteen months after Cardinal
closed.

A meeting took place, files were
requested and these were provid-
ed in April 2006 in two separate
tranches.

These files included copies of all
investor files together with the
NAV calculations where Cardinal
performed those functions. On a
number of occasions Mr. Hancock
requested clarification with regard
to the files to be delivered or col-
lected. These files were not copied a
second time on the basis that we
would have access to them if need-
ed.

By the end ef April 2006 there
remained a number of boxes in stor-
age that did not appear to be critical
to the liquidation as they had not
been requested by the liquidators.

As far as we were aware most of
the information was quite old.

However, in the event that they
might be of any use to the liquida-
tors, Mr. Hancock requested that
the liquidators collect the boxes
directly from the storage facility and
arrangements were made for this
to be done at the end of April.

The day prior to the arranged
collection, Mr. Hancock visited the
facility to ensure that the liquidators
would be provided access only to
find the storage locked and the files
destroyed. Upon enquiry, the stor-
age company indicated that the files
had been destroyed for non-pay-
ment of storage fees. No member of

Cardinal was given notice by the
storage company or their realtor
that this would happen despite the
fact that we were in contact with
them and had informed them of the
closure date.

Mr. Hancock immediately called
the person responsible for paying
the storage bills who confirmed that
the storage company had been paid
for April. Mr. Hancock then

informed the liquidators of what. '

had happened and requested that
they contact the storage company
directly to confirm the facts. Mr.
Hancock then received a call from
the Liquidators’ lawyer who con-
firmed that he had spoken to the
storage company who in turn con-
firmed that they had destroyed the
files. A list of the boxes and their
contents were faxed to the liquida-
tors the same day.

Approximately three weeks later
Cardinal received a cheque from
the storage company for overpay-
ment of storage fees, clearly con-
firming that the fees had been paid
and that the files were destroyed
by the storage company at their own
discretion. No apology or explana-
tion was offered or forthcoming.

We had no exchange of commu-
nication with the storage company
at any time concerning the destruc-
tion of the files prior to their
destruction and cannot be held
responsible for a matter where we
had organized secure storage facil-
ities for several months after our
closure and had paid fees to a peri-
od beyond the date the files were
destroyed.

With regard to the calculation of
Net Asset Values, Cardinal did not
provide these services to the Chan-
nel Funds. Their assets were val-
ued by a Canadian public company
and audited by a Canadian account-
ing firm. We did prepare accounts
for Mosaic Composite to September
2003 and these were based on the
audited accounts of the Channel
Funds and reports received from.
major international custodians. Our
agreement with the company stated
“it is understood and agreed that
the administrator is required to rely
upon the evaluation of assets held
by the custodian and as provided
by the custodian and confirmed to
the administrator as being correct
by the investment adviser. For the
avoidance of doubt, the adminis-
trator will not be held responsible
for any errors or omissions of the
custodian, the investment adviser, in
this or any other regard.” Mosaic
Composite was independently
audited on an annual basis.

We are not aware of any unrec-
onciled amounts in the books of
Olympus Bank & Trust relating to
Cardinal International. Olympus
Bank & Trust was the major
investor in the Olympus Univest
fund and was treated as a typical
investor by Cardinal. Cardinal Inter-
national provided treasury services
to its fund-based clients and
received investment amounts from
investors to segregated clients
accounts for its fund clients. The
investors would provide clear
instructions as where the funds
should be paid and would have
completed a subscription agreement
and provided appropriate due dili-
gence. On receipt of funds a confir-
mation of the amount received and
the subscription date were sent to
the investor as routine practice.

These segregated client accounts
were held with a major international
bank and were subject to stringent
controls, including segregation of
duties, daily reconciliation and inde-
pendent audit. During its ten years
of operation, while funds in the hun-
dreds of millions of dollars flowed
through our trust accounts we were
never made aware of any un-rec-
onciled amounts. We certainly
would have expected to have been
made aware of this within days of
any payment or immediately fol-
lowing our closure when any final
balances were returned to the
clients. These funds were never
legally considered as Cardinal’s and
were purely held for short periods in
a fiduciary capacity until the due
diligence process had been com-
pleted.

We have been in regular com-
munication with the liquidators and
have responded to their enquiries
promptly and professionally. The
liquidators are fully aware of all the
facts listed above. In a report by

' the liquidators, quoted by The Tri-

bune, in August 2006 it stated “Car-
dinal International acted as admin-
istrator for both the Olympus Uni-
vest fund and Mosaic Composite,
and its former head, Stephen Han-
cock, has been examined under
oath by the liquidators. There is
nothing to suggest Mr. Hancock has
done anything wrong in relation to
either entity.”

Your article suggests that Cardi-
nal participated in the destruction of
files, was uncooperative with the
liquidators, did not perform its ser-
vices properly and received “unrec-
onciled amounts”.

We strongly deny every one of
these assertions and have provided
this information to provide a full
and true picture of the events.

We trust that you will give as
much prominence to our response
as you did to the original article

THE BOARD

CIFS Ltd

(Formerly Cardinal
International Fund Services Ltd)
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Emergency
reverse
osmosis plant
planned for GB

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Plans have
been announced for the con-
struction of a reverse osmosis
plant on Grand Bahama to be
used in times of emergency and
natural disaster.

Mike Stafford, president of
the Rotary Club of Freeport,
made the announcement yes-
terday at his club’s weekly lun-
cheon meeting at Ruby Swiss
Restaurant.

The Grand Bahama Reverse
Osmosis Foundation and Hur-
ricane Water Relief Facility, he
said, is being undertaken by
Rotary International in part-
nership with the TK Founda-
tion, a Bahamian philanthropic
organisation.

Mr Stafford said that the
facility will be built on land
donated by Freeport investor
Preben Olson of New Hope
Holdings.

“When he was presented with
our plan he also offered us the
opportunity to tie into his exist-
ing stand by diesel generator,
thereby eliminating the need
for us to purchase and maintain
a generator within our facility,”
he said.

Mr Stafford said that taking
part will be: the Rotary clubs
of district 5280 in Los Angeles,
California, the three clubs in
Grand Bahama, the clubs in
South Florida, and all clubs in
Nassau, Abaco, and the
Caribbean.

Mr Stafford noted that in
2004, and 2005, Grand Bahama
was hit by three very powerful
hurricanes, which devastated
the island.

He said most residents were
without running water for four
days — some for even longer.

Mr Stafford said once the
plant is constructed, the water
will be tested using an EPA lab-
oratory accuracy-based testing
system for 13 different water
quality parameters.

He assured that the tests will _. i

_be done at the plant before

every delivery. He also noted - :

that water samples will be sent
to a laboratory in Florida before
and during each season.

Cuba says more
countries should
organise 2009
World Classic

M@ HAVANA

CUBA thinks several coun-
tries, and not just the United
States, should organise the 2009
World Classic, according to
Associated Press.

“We are firmly convinced
that there should be a commit-

tee of participants and that that

committee should choose a
group to discuss the organisa-
tion, the dates, the rules of elim-
ination, the participants and
everything else,” Cuban
Olympic Committee president
Jose Ramon Fernandez said on
Thursday.

Major League Baseball and
its players’ association jointly

- ran the first edition of the Clas-
. Sic last year, when Japan beat

Cuba 10-6 in the final at San
Diego.

While a final decision hasn’ t
been made, it appears the sec-
ond Classic will be played in

» March 2009.

Fernandez, also one of
Cuba’s vice presidents, was
“worried” about the 2009 tour-
nament, saying it should be
organised “in a spirit where all
participants have a voice and a
vote.”

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SOUTH Andros Member of
Parliament Whitney Bastian

claims that he treats all his con- -

stituents equally — whether they
support the Free National
Movement or the Progressive
Liberal Party.

Yesterday, Mr Bastian offi-
cially announced himself as an
independent candidate for the
South Andros Constituency.

Mr Bastian said that he want-
ed to eliminate “all speculation”
about whether he would be sup-
porting the FNM or the PLP in
the upcoming general election.

Mr Bastian told reporters that
he was confident that he would
be re-elected and predicted that
he would win his seat by a “larg-
er majority” this time around.

And he told the media that
political victimisation is not
practised in his constituency.
He was speaking after claims of
political victimisation made
national headlines this week.

Minister Alfred Gray and an
island administrator were
accused of being “in cahoots”
in victimising FNM supporters
in Mayaguana.

Addressing the issue in the
House of Assembly, Mr Gray

LOCAL NEWS.



M WHITNEY BASTIAN

said: “If I help supporters who
supported me, if | 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.”

Mr Bastian said that “every X
is equal” in his constituency. He
said his constituents are well
aware of his record and reputa-
tion during his time in the
House of Assembly.

Once re-elected, Mr Bastian
said he would create a fisher-
man’s co-operative and a fish-
erman’s union in South Andros.

The fishermen. in South

Andros, he said, need to form
themselves into a “unified
group” so that they would be
able to assist the government

with any future developments

on the island.

Mr Bastian also told the
media that he planned to build
an indoor auditorium in his con
stituency.

The South Andros MP said
that he hoped to accomplish
these initiatives within a five
year period.

Asked how he was intending
to finance these projects, Mr
Bastian said: “Through self-help
and agitation to the government!
for assistance.”

In addition, he said, equal
access to future projects on the
island is a main concern among
his constituents.

“T also hope to fight for the
right of South Androsians to
have equal opportunitics for

jobs and contracts that take
place in Andros,” Mr Bastian
said.

Asked if he would remain an

independent member of parlia-
ment if he was re-elected, he
said: “When I am re-elected |
will consult the people of South
Andros and then I will do
what’s in the best interest of the
people of South Andros.

Dr C R Walker is upheld as a
model for young Bahamians

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter

VETERAN politician Oscar
Johnson advised aspiring
young scholars to emulate the
life and work of Dr Claudius
Roland Walker.

While speaking at a panel
discussion held at the College
of the Bahamas entitled “Class
Matters”, Mr Johnson
described Dr Walker as the
“greatest intellectual that the
Bahamas has ever seen or will
ever see.”

And Mr Johnson urged the
audience to be as “community
minded” as Dr Walker was when
they become professionals.

Dr C R Walker, who has a
high school named in his hon-
our in New Providence, was an
important figure in the early
black consciousness movement
in the Bahamas. He became
actively involved in the com-
munity at a very early age.

‘He was a student of the

-Boys' Central School and a

member of St Agnes Church
where was pianist and organist.
In pursuit of higher educa-

tion, he attended Rhodes High
School in New York and went
on to Howard University in
Washington, D C where he
met Mable Cordelia Holloway
who became his wife. The
Mable Walker Primary School
was named in her honour. '

After passing the Georgia
Medical Board Examinations
and qualifying as a doctor, he
returned to the Bahamas in
1930 and entered the medical
profession.

Dr Walker, who was. fluent
in Spanish, French and Ger-
man, became active in politics
and was elected representative
of the Southern District. He
served in the House for 20
years and became a strong
advocate for women's right to
vote and the secret ballot.

He was also the editor of
The Voice, a weekly publica-
tion that championed the
rights of Bahamians.

According to Mr Johnson,
Dr Walker was the first black
man of the intellectual class in
the Bahamas to open a pro-
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people that anybody could
knock on his door at any time of
the day and he would just get
his medicine bag and walk
there,” he said.

Mr Johnson said he is disap-
pointed that young Bahamians
of today are not being exposed
to Dr Walker’s “intelligence
and depth.”

“They won't even allow a
copy of The Voice to be in the

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Firm applies to join in court battle
concerning port authority shares

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT — Interconti-
nental Diversified Corporation,
the Cayman-based company
that owns the shares of the Port
Group Limited and the Grand
Bahama Part.Authority, is seek-

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the ongoing legal battle over
share ownership.

The company has filed a sum-
mons in the Supreme Court
asking to be permitted to
become the seventh defendant
in an action filed by St George
family against Sir Jack Hayward

and Hannes Babak.

Lawyer Fred Smith, who is
representing the St George fam-
ily, said that affidavits were filed
on behalf of Intercontinental
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The summons, he said, was
expected to be heard on Friday
before Justice Anita Allen, but
was adjourned to April, 12 and
13, due to an ongoing murder
trial that is being presided over
by the Nassau judge.

“They want to ask of the
court to dismiss the action in
the Bahamas; to strike it out as
an abuse of process and to
remove the receiver,” said Mr
Smith.

Mr Smith said that the affi-
davit filed by the Cayman
Island lawyer is suggesting that
because the St Georges are not

registered as shareholders of

IDC in the Cayman Islands they
have no right to be registered
under the Cayman law, and that
the action should therefore be
dismissed.

He said that an attidavit was
also filed by Rick Hayward, the
son of Sir Jack Hayward, claim-
ing that the receivership has
caused prejudicial disruption to
the operation of the Port

Authority and the economy of

Freeport.

Mr Hayward claims that
investors are refusing to invest,
and that the Port Authority can-
not continue to operate, espe-
cially with the cost of the receiv-
er.

He alleges that the court-
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the port authority

and Port Group’ Limited is
“draining” the companies’
resources, with the company
incurring a $1.7 million loss per
year.

Legal action was taken out
by the St Georges against Sir
Jack and Mr Babak, chairman
of Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity, in November.

The St Georges, who are
claiming to be an equal partner
in the Port Authority, are dis-
puting Sir Jack’s 75 per cent
ownership claim. They are also
seeking the removal of Mr
Babak as chairman.

Seashells Investments of
Fiduciary Management Ser-
vices, which is also a defendant

in the action, has replaced
lawyer Gregory Moss with John
Wilson of McKinney, Bancroft
and Hughes.

The company has filed an
application, which was also to
be heard on Friday, to convert
the St Georges’ original action
from the originating process to
a writ action, which would take
longer to complete.

“All those matters were to be
heard tomorrow (on Friday) but
we have to wait and see what
happens on April 12 and 13,”
Mr Smith said.

In the meantime, the Port
Authority Group Limited con-
tinues to conduct business as it
has done since November.

Mr Smith said he thinks the
court appointed receivership
has benefited the operations at
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority.

“IT think the fact that there
has been peace and quiet at the
administration of the Port
Authority and PGL has really
helped to encouraged the sense
of doing business, as opposed
to making everyone be disrupt-
ed by squabbles and fights
between the shareholders,” he
said.

Mr Smith said the fact that
two shareholders might be fight-
ing over who owns what shares
in a company does not mean
that the company cannot con-

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Foreign investment claims attacked

THE PLP’s “bogus and dra-
matically inflated” claim of $20
billion dollars worth of foreign
investment continues to unrav-
el, according to the FNM.

The party said in a statement
yesterday that “precious little
of this money has found its way
into the country in terms ol
jobs, shovels in the ground or
other Wwealth- generating oppor-
tunities”,

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sive amounts of land and
unprecedented concessions in
numerous “flawed and often
secret” agreements. The party
said these deals are “catching
up with Perry Christie’s gov-
ernment and exploding the
myth of $20 billion in invest-
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The PLP, the opposition said,
have been wildly and extrava-
gantly “counting their chickens
before they hatch”.

“The latest example of the
PLP’s amateurish and incom-
petent management of the
country’s resources is the
embarrassing impasse and pub-
lic feuding between the govern-
ment and the developers of
Baha Mar,” the FNM said.

The developers have gone
public, with their discontent
about the government’s failure
to meet a March 15, 2007, dead-





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line on an additional heads of
agreement.

“Perhaps Baha Mar, like
many other investors, sense that
a weakened administration is
desperate to conclude some-
thing before the election,” the
FNM said.

The opposition said that the
public outcry over the details
of the Baha Mar project is com-
ing “fast and furious” and from
numerous quarters.

“Mr Christie likes to rush
around making grand speeches
while paying no attention to
details. He says so much and
does so little. Now..the
Bahamas is paying the price for

his blinkered vision, junkanoo
shuffles and lofty but mean-

ingless rhetoric,” the FNM.

said.

The party said that a new
FNM government will secure
the long-term interests of the
country through careful and
competent negotiating.

“Bahamians can trust Hubert
Ingraham and his colleagues to
master the details of any agree-
ment an FNM government signs
and be fair with both the
Bahamian people and genuine
investors. They will certainly
not mislead people by counting
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Giving an overview of candidates’

HE recent Boundaries
i Commission report indi-
cates that the PLP might be trying
to “tief” the general election in a
desperate attempt to save several
_ of their most vulnerable MPs.

While both the PLP and FNM
governments are guilty of gerry-
mandering to suit the governing
party’s agenda, it can only be to
the advantage of this government
that the Commission’s report
comes so late, particularly as
some* opposition candidates
would have difficulties because
of the boundary cuts and con-
stituency name changes.

In anticipation of the impend-
ing political showdown, I’ve
decided'to examine the electoral
odds of the candidates listed to
contest seats throughout the
Bahamas.

Firstly, Prime Minister Perry
Christie appears to have faltered
in the most crucial aspect of his
role as PM—that is, leadership.
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of a wayward Cabinet mired by
scandal, many of which he has
remained mum about and failed
to enforce his much-hyped Code
of Ethics.

In 2002, Mr Christie was given
a mandate by the people, but he
appears to have driven his elec-
toral vehicle off a cliff.

While Mr Christie brings a
more democratic style of leader-
ship to the country, no awe-inspir-
ing and tangible achievement or
investment has happened on his
watch—just a lot of photo ops
and (paper) signings.

Mr Christie can shuffle and
stomp the roach (dance) all he
wants, but it appears that he may
be the country’s first one-term
Prime Minister.

There is no wonder as to why
the PM is holding on to the
tongue (clapper) of the election
bell, as he seems petrified of the
ensuing results. ©

It is likely that Mr Christie will
defeat Ella Lewis in the new

Farm Road and Centreville con-
stituency. Mr Christie earns a
grade D (with God’s grace) for
administration!

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller,

- one of the better ministers, will

most likely defeat Sidney Collie.
Mr Miller has performed fairly
well in his ministerial posts and,
due to his charismatic nature and
portrayal of himself as a “pot-
cake”, his candidacy may be more
appealing to constituents.

While the Carmichael con-
stituency can go either way, FNM
challenger Desmond Bannister
has a good chance of routing
incumbent John Carey.

Mr Bannister does not come
off as charismatic and several con-
stituents complain that they “don’t
feel him” and have jokingly sug-
gested that he “drives past. Sir
Lynden’s tomb on Nassau Street
for a little touch of charisma”.

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of a crab that never came out of its
hole as his voice has hardly been
heard. When asked, most people
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upset in North Andros,
as PLP incumbent Vincent Peet
will faint in defeat, courtesy of
Shandrice Rolle (co-owner of
Western Air).

Androsians have suggested that
it would be wise for Mr Peet’s

generals to prepare the smelling”

salts! There continues to be unan-
swered questions about the stacks
of US$100 bills stashed in Mr
Peet’s closet, accusations of vic-
timisation after the sudden revo-
cation of permits for Western Air
pilots that almost crippled the
company, and the Korean boat
scandal and how those Koreans
obtained work permits.

FNM MP Larry Cartwright
looks set to retain his seat in Long
Island and Ragged Island, over
independent challengers James
Miller and Anthony Knowles.

Fred Mitchell, MP for Fox Hill,
must be haunted in his sleep by
the sound of Jacinta Higgs’ foot-
steps.

By now, Mr Mitchell should

see the writing on the wall, as

once the election is called, he
should take a spanking in Fox
Hill—and Dr Higgs’ camp has
‘assured me that she has a big
(electoral) tamarind switch for
Mr Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell’s inflammatory
rhetoric and pontifications on
race shows that he is sailing des-
perate straits in Fox Hill.

Mr Mitchell should know that
his racially charged utterances
will only appeal to those insecure
Bahamians who are incapable of
perspicacity.

Has Fred Mitchell taken a look
at the complexion of the investors
his government is colossally giving
crown land to, in hopes that they
would establish so-called anchor
properties? Mr Mitchell, you can’t
have it both ways!

It appears that while Fred
Mitchell has been flying more
than bids, his constituents have
been neglected and his opponent
has made up a lot of ground.

Now that the FNM’s candidate
has been ratified, it appears that
Mitchell’s opponent has taken the
wheels off his flight, particularly
since he has hardly been travel-
ling of late.

To be totally fair, Mrs Higgs
_Must pay attention to the recent
‘boundary cuts, as a: heavily pro-

FNM area—Sans Souci—has
.been cut out of Fox, Hill,
Fred Mitchell’s victory in the

last election was heavily depen-

dent upon the support of the late
George Mackey. This time

around, Fox Hillians say that-Mr--

Mitchell does not need the infa-
mous Ms Cleo to predict his elec-
tion fortune.

A: Percentie, MP for
ineridge, will be dis-

patched by newcomer Kwasi
Thompson. Ms Percentie is one of
several PLP members who won
their seats on a breeze and will now
find themselves walking the plank.

Independent South Andros MP
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~ seat.-Although Mr Bastian is in a
tough race with challengers
Picewell Forbes (PLP) and Mar-
jorie Johnson (FNM), it is
thought that the two contenders
won’t have a chance.

Mr Bastian has been a vocal
MP, who has persistently agitated
for South Androsians and has
become a thorn in-the govern-
ment’s side.

Obie Wilchcombe, the PLP’s
MP for West End and Bimini, will
retain his seat over the FNM’s
David Wallace. Following the
hurricanes in Bimini a few years
ago, the Chalks airplane crash in
2005 and the arrival of the Ginn
project to West End, it is said that
Mr Wilchcombe’s hands-on sup-
port has earned him a lot of cred-
it with his constituents. He earns
high marks as a minister.

Kenneth Russell, the FNM’s
MP for High Rock, is expected



There is no
wonder as to
why the PM is
holding on to the
tongue (clapper)
of the election
bell, as he seems
petrified of the
ensuing results.



to politically annihilate PLP chal-
lenger Dowdeswell Coakley.
When the vast majority of FNM
MPs were blown down during the
electoral storm of 2002, Mr Rus-
sell remained standing. It is high-
ly unlikely that he will fall now.

B ain Town, the contro-
versial seat being con-
tested. by Independent C B Moss,
the FNM’s David Jordine and the
PLP’s Dr Bernard Nottage will
be one to watch.

After years of loyalty to the.,

PLP, Mr Moss was once again

denied his party’s nomination and

double-crossed in what he called

“a betrayal of monumental pro-
_ portions”.

After several promises about
his candidacy were broken, Mr
Moss resigned from the PLP and
asserted that the PM’s word
means nothing.

He referred to the actions of
those that made and broke an
oath with him as “disrespectful,
abusive and treacherous”. It
appears that Mr Moss was again
backstabbed in what seems to be
a clear-cut case of political canni-
balism!

While I am an advocate of the

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notion that church and state
should be two separate entities,
this entire affair goes to the heart
of integrity!

And if Mr Christie is such a
proponent of church and state
being separate, why is Bishop
Neil Ellis*constantly brought in
to mediate in state affairs? Why
did the election rallies cease for
Lent? And, why does Mr Christie
feel that he can claim that God
will facilitate his return as PM?
What about Mother Pratt?

The sacrifice of C B Moss does
seem to be a play at political
expediency, to. orchestrate the
return of Dr Nottage to the -
House of Assembly.

However, Dr Nottage will be
unsuccessful in Bain Town as Mr
Moss will either split the PLP
vote and thereby facilitate David
Jordine’s victory or, although far-
fetched, win the seat outright.

|: Kennedy, FNM chal-
A_lenger Michael Turnquest
is expected to take Kenyatta Gib-
son out. The people of that con-
stituency are upset with their
MP’s lacklustre representation.
Mr Gibson was one of two MPs
involved in a Cabinet Room scuf-
fle which led to the damage of a
table and windows.

Allyson. Maynard-Gibson is
expected to squeak by Byron
Woodside in Pinewood. Mrs Gib-.
son has been embroiled in con-
troversy at both ministries to
which she was assigned.

As Minister of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments, Mrs Gib-
son was accused of victimisation
after unceremoniously firing for-
mer Registrar General Elizabeth
Thompson.

Months after she was appoint-
ed Attorney General, Mrs Gib-
son was at the centre of a con-
troversial ruling by Supreme
Court Justice John Lyons that
asserted that the independence
of the judiciary was being
infringed upon and that judges
were not adequately remunerated
as outlined by the Constitution.

.,Although Mrs, Gibson appears to

be strong-headed, I’m told that
she has done well and has strong
support in her constituency.

Carl Bethel will defeat Hope
Strachan in the new Seabreeze
constituency. Politically, Mr
Bethel is a firecracker and has
shown that he has backbone dur-
ing the FNM’s lows—even when
others had long run away.

However, Mr Bethel’s low
point is that he must learn to lis-
ten more, particularly as it is
thought that he is arrogant and
never at a loss for words.

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the area) is being thrown under
the bus by his party, while other
persons involved in the Korean
boat and BAIC scandals are
allowed to run.

Maybe it’s time for Mr Stubbs
to expose the skeletons in the
PLP’s closet!

Elma Campbell will send Mal-
colm Adderley back into the
abyss. Mr Adderley reminds me
of the movie ‘The Invisible Man’.
If asked, the average Bahamian
would not know that Mr Adder-
ley or his constituency exists.

There are several MPs who
have so poorly represented their
constituency that the Treasury
should ask for a refund—it is my
opinion that Mr Adderley has
done an abysmal job as MP.

Tommy Turnquest will defeat
Keod Smith in the new Holy
Trinity constituency. Mr Smith,
the current Mount Moriah MP,
was the other half of the duelling
twosome that came to blows in
the Cabinet Room last year. It is
surprising that both Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson are getting

" their party’s nod.

Charles Maynard will easily

* win in Golden Isles. My barber, a

resident of Coral Harbour, told
me: “Michael Halkitis won’t even
get his deposit back. He had bet-
ter enjoy his last walk, enjoy look-
ing at the House of Assembly’s
walls in his last few hours.”
Glenys Hanna-Martin will
knock out attorney Raymond

- Rolle in Englerston. Mrs Martin

is one of the PLP’s most respect-
ed ministers and deserves merit.

Although she started slow, she
seems to have learnt the ropes.
However, the airport restructur-

* ing and transfer of authority is
overdue and must be handled

expeditiously. A plus for Mrs
Martin is that Englerston is his-
torically a PLP stronghold that

a» has never been won by the FNM.

Bente McCartney is
likely to edge out Inde-

pendent candidate Tennyson

Wells in Bamboo Town. This area

has been a stronghold for Mr

’ Wells for many years, and since
‘ the PLP have not nominated a
“ candidate to challenge him, Mr
«.° McCartney has a tough journey

ahead.

Neville Wisdom will be defeat-
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deliver Mr Wisdom to the politi-
cal boneyard.

Mr Wisdom has not been one
of the brightest ministers, and has
also been the centrepiece in the
scandal surrounding the junkanoo
bleachers. His disparaging
remarks about a reporter,
unknowingly left on The Tri-
bune’s voicemail, showed that Mr
Wisdom may have a paternalistic,
elitist outlook. Come election
night, Mr Wisdom may have to
be sedated!

Phenton Neymour should hit a



Bain Town, the
controversial seat
being contested
by Independent
CB Moss, the. |
FNM’s David
Jordine and the
PLP’s Dr Bernard
Nottage will be
one to watch.



home run over Wallace Rolle in
South Beach. One commentator
said of Mr Rolle, who recently
switched from FNM to the PLP:
“Wallace was FNM this morning,
and now is a PLP this evening.
How can we trust him? If the PLP
doesn’t give him what he wants,
will he be BDM tomorrow?”

Although St Thomas More
could go either way, Reese Chip-
man stands a good chance of
defeating Frank Smith. I would
hope that Mr Smith was more vis-
ible in the community than he is
in the House!

In Eight Mile Rock, Verna
Grant will send PLP senator
Caleb Outten deeper into politi-
cal oblivion.

Lucaya MP Neko Grant will
put a spanking on attorney Con-
stance McDonald.

Pe incumbent Philip
“Brave” Davis will likely
edge out Gladys Sands in the Cat
Island, Rum Cay and Salvador
constituency.

FNM challenger Zhivargo Laing
is likely to make a return to the

House of Assembly with his prob-
able defeat of incumbent MP Pleas-
ant Bridgewater in Marco City.

Fort Charlotte MP Alfred
Sears may be edged out by
Michael Barnett. Residents of the
area claim that Mr Barnett’s can-
didacy has even encouraged PLP
generals to leave their party and
support him.

Previously, Mr Sears has had
to unfairly juggle two ministries,
but more recently, his perfor-
mance as education minister has
been below average.

FNM deputy leader Brent
Symonette will once again humil-
iate Yvette Turnquest. Mr
Symonette who, sources say, will
run in the new St Anne’s con-
stituency, is almost sure to win
his seat. Frankly, Ms Turnquest
will be a victim of political sui-
cide!

Dion “The Bruiser” Foulkes
wil! put a bruising on Alfred Gray
in MICAL. Mr Gray, who has
performed poorly as a minister,
has recently been accused by con-
stituents in Mayaguana of vic-
timisation.

Dion Foulkes said of Mr Gray:
“Residents are complaining that
their MP has not delivered on the
promises he made, in addition to
other matters which the voters
find greatly offensive.”

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Joshua Sears will send incumbent

Exuma MP Anthony Moss into
the political wilderness.

Mr Sear’s chances are height-

ened by the number of Long
Islanders who have migrated to
Exuma over the past five years. If
George Smith were to run as an
MP, Mr Sears would only have
an easier victory as it would split
the PLP vote.

Loretta Butler-Turner will
have the fight of her life in Mon-
tagu, as she goes against Master
Technicians CEO Ricardo Tre-
co. One look at the recent bound-
ary cuts and it would be clear that
this seat could go either way.

Oswald Ingraham, the House
Speaker, could taste defeat in
South Eleuthera against FNM
challenger Johnley Ferguson.

Mr Ingraham has performed
poorly as Speaker as, in my opin-
ion, he just sits with a big wig on
his head in an out-of- control
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election court recount, he con-
ceded defeat to Alfred Gray. He
lost by fewer than 10 votes.

Golden Gates will be a hotly-
contested seat. Incumbent Shane
Gibson resigned in disgrace from
the Cabinet after controversial
photos of him with the late Anna
Nicole Smith were published.

Mr Gibson has also been in the
international media after voice
messages he left for Anna Nicole
were released. He has also been
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investigation is ongoing. Don
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son reportedly has a diehard sup-
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Be Key (FNM), who
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’ Gary Sawyer (PLP) in South

Abaco. It appears that Mr Key
will ride the FNM’s hog into pow-
er.

FNM leader Hubert Ingraham
will crush Fritz Bootle in North
Abaco—end of story!

The fight between FNM chal-
lenger Pauline Cooper-Nairn and
incumbent Melanie Griffin in
Yamacraw could go either way.

Ron Pinder will likely defeat
Earl Deveaux in Marathon. He
has performed well as a parlia-
mentary secretary, and his con-
stituents speak highly of him.

Garden Hills incumbent
Veronica Owens will be a victim
of circumstance. Ms Owens will
be sent packing by FNM chal-
lenger Brensil Rolle, who lives in
the constituency.

According to constituents, their
MP has not performed well and
has already had her political
death sentence read and will be
marched to the electoral gallows
on polling day.

If he is nominated to run in
Clifton, attorney Kendal Wright
(FNM) is expected to have a
tough fight against Jackson
Ritchie. This race is expected to
be extremely close.

Alvin Smith will fly into the
House again. He has been a good
MP, and he was a strong and can-
did opposition voice in the House
of Assembly after the FNM’s
crushing defeat in 2002.

Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-



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chances in the upcoming election

thia “Mother” Pratt will unques-
tionably defeat Felton Cox in St
Cecilia. As a minister, she was
placed in a ministry which she
seems incapable of handling. In
my opinion, she is more suited
for a ministry of social services
or ministry of religion.

After the Lenten season, when
the candidates have been formal-
ly announced and the campaigns
are in full swing, my position on.
the electoral chances of certain
candidates may be updated.

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New York City and into the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C. It is September 11,
2001. :

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
A New Kind of War

oon the whole world knew that

the terrorists who crashed the
planes were Muslim fundamentalists
who had killed themselves and thou-
sands of innocent people. “This is not
the way of Allah,” Papa said. “This
is sickness, madness.”

I was aware all the next day that
people were looking at me strangely.-
They gathered in little groups and
whispered as I walked by. During soc-
cer practice I realized that my team-



She pushed Rachel toward me.

Rachel turned red, glanced back at
Brittany, and cleared her throat.
“Someone said you were one of them,
Meli,” she said. “Is that true?”

“I don’t understand,” I said. “J am a
Kosovar.”

“But what’s that? It’s not Christian,
is it?” said Brittany.

“No,” I answered. “Serbs are Chris-
tian. I am not Serb. I’m Albanian.”

“I thought you just said you were
Kosovar. What are you, really?”
another girl asked. .

“Aren’t you one of them?” Brittany
demanded. ~ .

“What do you mean, them?” Of
course I knew what she meant, but
somehow I wanted to make her say
jt out loud, in my face.

bag over her shoulder, nearly hitting
me in the jaw. “Why don’t you go back
to where you belong? We don’t want
any Muslim terrorists here.” She
grabbed Rachel by the arm and
dragged her out of the locker room.
All of the other girls followed, leaving
me there, still wrapped only in my
towel. I was shivering.

Carefully, methodically, I dried
myself and put on my street clothes.
Then I collected my practice uniform
and my game uniform from the lock-
er and took them to the coach’s desk.
I scribbled a short note resigning from
the team and walked over to the boys’
field to meet Mehmet. He was alone
too. His nose was bloodied. I did not
bother to ask him why.

“What happened?” Mama cried as

cried, Brittany would win. “I’ve quit
the team,” I said.

“Oh, no,” said Papa, “you must go
back. You must both go back. If you
don’t go back, the terrorists will win.
This is America. It’s not Serbia. You
have to go back.” -

“Never,” Mehmet said, tossing his
head defiantly. “I’m going back to

Kosovo.”

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mates were not passing the ball to me “Like the terrorists. You know, like soon as we walked into the apartment. ig
as they usually did. I tried to pretend their religion.” “I’m going home,” Mehmet said. “I f
that I did not notice—that the strange “I’m not a religious person. ButifI hate America.” Lay
looks they gave me were in my imag- have to choose Christian or Muslim, Papa turned off the television and nat
ination. But later, in the shower, I then; okay, I am Muslim. But I am __ got up. “What is going on?” he asked. os
heard them talking. Their voices were not a terrorist.” “They were all swearing against the eat
loud, as though they wanted to be sure _— Brittany shoved Rachel forward terrorists. Then they say all Muslims wey
that I could hear them. again. Rachel wouldn’t look me in the are terrorists, and Americans must
“That’s what her family is,” one girl eye. She knew she was the one girl kill them all before they kill all the ae,
said. “One of them.” who I had felt was almost my friend. Americans. And then . . .” Mehmet ;
“No,” someone protested. “She’s “Ask her about her brother,” Brittany was close to tears, he was so angry. ‘
okay.” ordered. “I’ll bet he’s a terrorist.” “And then I say, ‘I am Muslim. Are ;
“Just ask her,” the first girl said. “It is not terrorist to want to defend you going to kill me?’ So they try.” ‘
“You'll see.” your homeland!” I said. As soon as_ He wiped his bloody nose with the :
I wondered if I should just stay in the words were out of my mouth, I back of his hand. “I am never going t
. : the shower, but I knew that was cow-_ knew I should not have spoken them. back. :
STORY S O F. yes ave ae day ardly, so, wrapping my towel around “See!” said Brittany, shoving Rachel “They think I am like those terror- ‘
refugee camp in Macedonia, Mel and ye walked out to where the other aside and putting her own face so_ ists. They hate me. Well, I hate them. ;
her family are settling into their new life |. : 2 ; :
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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007, PAGE 11



PE ea eee eee
Strip club event sparks pastors’

warning to young girls

FROM page one

nude photos of hundreds of
Bahamian girls.

Magic City ran into trouble
last November when it was raid-
ed by police officers in the ear-
ly hours of the morning. Ulti-
mately, the girls — the majority
of whom were foreign — were
only charged with immigration
violations.

At the time, the pastors
retorted that the fact that the
women were only charged with
this violation, and not one relat-
ing to indecency, had disturb-
ing implications — that is, if the
women were Bahamian, the
club's operation would be
untouchable.

This competition is evidence
of a move to take advantage of

this implication, claim the pas-_

tors.

"Basically...our assertion (is)
that this event, apart from being
a recruitment drive for Magic
City, is a way for them to get
free images of these girls," said
Mr Moss.

Mr Moss claims that this
becomes evident when one
looks at the detail of the poster,
which points out that winners
will be offered a contract with
"Diamondz n Pearlz" model-
ling agency.

Visiting the website, one will
find girls in "soft" pornograph-
ic poses, wearing little more
than tassles on their nipples,
and G-strings.

"To the average minded
Bahamian who is decent, you
would think a bikini competi-
tion, you would think that is a
low cut panty like thing that
women wear on the beach,"
said Mr Moss.

"Of course, looking at that
site, you know that won't fly on
that site. These girls are gener-
ally told the more of your body
you bare the better you are
going to be judged," he said.

Mr Moss claims that photos
taken of the girls at the event —
which features competitions
such as "Sleekest Hottest

Body", "Rump Shaker" and a |
"Wet t-shirt" show — will soon -

end up on websites of a similar
nature, or in magazines, as girls

unwittingly sign off their rights
over the images.

Backing up his point, said Mr
Moss, is the fact that in a recent
issue of pornographic magazine
"Smooth", photos are featured
of girls taking part in an event in
Jamaica similar to the one
organised by Magic City for this
weekend.

Furthermore, this magazine
is one that uses models affiliat-
ed with the Diamondz and
Pearlz modelling agency.

"Our concern is that many
unsuspecting girls who believe
that this is a legitimate event
are going to get involved in it,
and even those who may know
that they will have to wear the
barest of G-strings in this, would
not know that their images are
going to be plastered over the
internet and sold as in the case
of many others," said Mr Moss.

Mr Bethel said he believes
that some women will be aware
of the full implications of the
event, as they see it, but that
many will not, and must be
warned,

The church has a responsibil-
ity to help individuals not to
make life choices that they will
"regret for the rest of their life",
said Mr Bethel.

"We really are concerned for
these individuals because we
know the deep, dark pit of that
world," added Mr Moss. ~

Pastor Moss said that the sit-
uation would be helped if the

’ laws relating to the activities

that go on at Magic City, and
clubs like it, were strengthened.

In September 2005, topless
dancers from the Butterfly Club
on East Bay Street were
charged with indecent exposure,

‘but their lawyer, Wayne

Munroe, argued the case that
prostitution and topless danc-
ing are not illegal in the
Bahamas unless it could be
proven that someone has been
personally offended by the act.
The women were acquitted of
that charge.

At the time, Mr Moss and Mr
Bethel, with several other
church members, said that they
were seriously concerned that
"open season" had been called
on commercial forms of lewd
activities in the Bahamas.

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sised that this case should not
be considered a precedent-set-
ting one as it was at the Magis-
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Supreme Court level.

However, he added that the
ruling had nonetheless had the
unfortunate effect of making it
less likely that police will charge
any women found doing the
same in the future.

This was the case after the
raid on Magic City last Novem-
ber, he said.

The two pastors assert that
the government, as an institu-
tion responsible for regulating
public behaviour, should be

Bikini Competition event,
which is to be held on Crystal
Cay.

"Questions to be asked are:
Who owns Crystal Cay? Who
gave them permission to put up
posters all over the island?" Mr
Moss.wanted to know.

The government has a
responsibility to "ensure that
there's the appropriate level of
public decency", with this cor-
responding to "the general
norms of our society," he said.

"And Diamondz'and Pearlz
is not our society."

Messages left seeking com-
ment from Magic City were not
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According to Rev Moss, he was
not present at the PLP nomina-
tion meeting when he did not
receive a seconder. He said he was
not aware that such a meeting had
taken place.

Rev Moss also said, in reference
to his growing feud with the PLP
leadership, that when “you appear
to go up against the powers that
be, they try to vilify you,
and cast aspersions on your char-
acter.”

This statement refers to what
Rev Moss has described as alleged
efforts by the PLP to smear, intim-
idate and discredit him.

The independent candidate
referred to letters circulated by the
PLP revealing that he had once crit-
icised then PLP candidate Ruby Ann Darling, for being involved in a
religious broadcast programme while also seeking political office, as a
mere diversion from the real issues at hand.

“The prime minister really did not respond to me — to the points I
made. In typical fashion, he talked a lot but he didn’t really say any-
thing,” he said.

As for Mr Roberts,.Rev Moss said “he talked loudly as usual, but he
didn’t say anything either.”

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Force; Emick Newbold, Custom Officer; Rev. Birthlon.
Newbold, Kirklon and Milton Newbold; five sisters-in-
law, Ismae, Amanda, Marsha, Helena and Barbara
Newbold; twenty-three nieces; Malvese, Angirece,
Shonell, Timya, Dannya, Shirece, Leotha, Lethera,
Rochell, Erica, Hillary, Kee-shee, Sheniqua, Kayvonne,
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Port Authority hearing adj ourned.

Senior PLP ‘wants no part in party's election efforts’

Baha Mar
says it’s
disappointed
project ‘has
become topic
of political
debate’ ‘
FROM page one

Cable Beach.”

Further, Baha Mar stated
that it has not laid off any
employees. It recently
announced a one-time com-
pletely voluntary opportu-
nity for full-time employees
to separate from Cable
Beach Resorts, through a
best-practice Voluntary Sep-
aration Plan.

“In terms of investment
incentives, Baha Mar is sim-
ply requesting proportional
concessions as have been
granted to similarly situated
developers over the
past decade,” the company
said.

“Baha Mar remains com-
mitted to completing nego-
tiations as rapidly as possible
given the increased risk to
the project following the
passing of the March 15
deadline, so that it can bring
discussions to a successful
conclusion to the mutual
benefit of the Bahamas and

‘Baha Mar.”

FROM page one

and Caroline St George.

“Unfortunately, we got a-call
from the judge’s clerk yesterday
saying that, as a result of a mur-
der trial which was continuing,
Justice Allen would not able to
hear us tomorrow.”

The St George family filed an
originating summons in the
Supreme Court in November,
2006, against Sir Jack Hayward,
disputing his ciaims of 75 per cent
ownership in the Grand Bahama
Port Authority.

The St Georges are claiming
that there was a 50-50 partner-
ship.

In the action, the family is also
seeking the removal of Mr
Hannes Babak as chairman of
Grand Bahama Port Authority.
Meanwhile, the court has
appointed BDO Mann Judd’s
receivers Clifford and Myles Cul-
mer to oversee the administra-
tion of the company.

Mr Smith believes that the
receivership has been extremely
beneficial to the operation of the

.Grand Bahama Port Authority.

He said efforts to settle the
issues relating to the management
and corporate administration of
the Port Authority cannot be
resolved until the issue of who
owns what number of shares is
determined.

While the. St George family has
filed an application asking the
court for a speedy trial, Mr Smith
said that the defendants, Sir Jack
Hayward and Hannes Babak, had
filed an application to convert the
original action to a writ action,

which could take years.

Mr Smith said they had hoped
to ask the court on Friday to put
on hold all of the other issues
relating to Mr Babak and the
receivership and the committal
of Mr Babak for contempt until
the ownership issue is deter-
mined.

“Once that matter is resolved
by the court it would greatly assist
in determining who is in control,
or whether both families own 50
per cent, or not,” he said.

On the other hand, the defen-
dants, Sir Jack and Mr Babak,
have instead focused on the
receivership issue, said Mr Smith.

“They are saying that the
whole case is very complicated,
and that there should not be a
speedy trial of that single issue
first, and that the case should be
converted into a writ action,
whereby pleadings are exchanged
and discovery occurs, and the case
would take a couple of years to be
completed.”

Meanwhile, Sir Jack and Mr
Babak are saying the receivership
should be removed.

“It seems that the defendants
are more focused in getting Mr
Babak back in to manage the
companies than they are to have
the court determine whether their
client Sir Jack does, indeed, own
75 per cent as he Claims.

“So, there are two applications,
one by us for a speedy trial on
the ownership issue, and the oth-
er for the transformation of the
action to a writ action. Those two
applications have been adjourned
to April 11 and 12 when the court
feels it can hear us,” he said.

FROM page one

ters expressing his disdain for Mr Rolle.

According to well-placed sources, Mr Hanna
and Mr Rolle were business associates at one
point before they had a “falling out”.

In his letter, Mr Hanna said that to prove a
point he, his family and friends, who are PLPs,
will not be voting. He said that if these persons go
and vote for this candidate they will no longer be
his friends.

And Mr Hanna threatened that if any of his
employees voted for that candidate, they would
no longer be working for him.

Following a heated discussion at a stalwart
councillors’ meeting on Friday night, Mr Hanna
left in anger over the acceptance of Mr Rolle’s
candidacy..

THE TRIBUNE,

Despite the urgings of the other councillors
that he should accept the South Beach
candidate’s nomination, Mr Hanna said he would
do so only if this candidate took a lie detector
test.

His request was denied as another PLP mem-
ber of long-standing said he had confidence in the
candidate committee’s members and didn’t think
a lie detector test was necessary.

Mr Hanna came out of the meeting in a rage
and was surrounded by friends who reminded
him that he had been in the party since he was six
years old, so he “can’t let 52 years go down the
drain like that.”

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, Mr Hanna
was quick to point out that the unflattering qual-
ities Mr Rolle allegedly possesses could be found
in other members of the PLP and FNM.

FROM page one

Voters registered

mately three weeks, he said, and
the department will set up dis-
tribution centres where voters
will be able to collect their
cards.

As of March 21st, 143,542
voters were registered. More
specifically, 97,596 were regis-
tered in New Providence; 22,843
were registered in Grand
Bahama; and, 23,103 voters
were registered in the Family
Islands. As the department is
still working with the technical
details of the boundary changes,
official registration numbers are

vidual constituency, Mr Hall
indicated.

Since March 11th an addi-
tional 10,931 voters have regis-
tered to vote. Currently, the
total number of registered vot-
ers is nearly the same as in 2002,
when 144,758 people registered
to vote.

The parliamentary registrar’s
department had set its goal, or
projection for the current elec-
tion, at 160,000 voters. Mr Hall
stated that this number is based
on previous experience by the
department, which indicated

increases by approximately
15,000 each election. Despite
the imminence of the election,
Mr Hall suggested that the
160,000 target can still be
attained if there is a mad rush in
the remaining time before the
House is dissolved.

Though the House can sit
until May 22, sources have indi-
cated that the House may be
dissolved as early as the end of
next week.

If this is the case, potential
voters may only have a week or
so to register and participate in

not yet available for each indi-

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f JASON Evans, owner of Nautilus, says the company’s
products are of the highest standard.
(FILE photo)

Nautilus responds
over water issues

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

NAUTILUS Water’s relationship with the Bristol Group remains
close, The Tribune was told yesterday, as the company seeks to resolve
the “rumours and government issues” currently surrounding its opera-
tions.

Company owner Jason Evans told The Tribune in an e-mailed
response that the company respects the Bristol Group’s recent decision
to remove Nautilus products from its stores as a “precautionary mea-
sure.” ty

Mr Evans, though, denied that Bristol’s decision was taken because
of concerns regarding the quality of Nautilus’s water, saying the com-
pany’s products were of the highest standard. “This is absolutely rumour,
being spread by an angry competitor, and we have all the necessary test
results from two multinational labs
in the USA to back that comment.

SEE page i12B

South Ocean to create
over 1,000 full-time jobs

Project to revitalise New Providence resort ‘progressing well’,
with over 1,000 construction jobs forecast at peak build-out

@ By NEIL HARTNELL.
Tribune Business Editor



he multi-million dol-
lar investment project
to revitalise the South
Ocean Golf & Beach
Resort is projected to generate

1,358 full-time jobs when fully
open, in addition to 1,200 direct
construction jobs during peak
build-out, The Tribune was told
yesterday.

’ Roger Stein, of RHS Ventures
and the project’s managing direc-
tor, said “everything’s moving
ahead and progressing well” in
terms of talks with the Govern-
ment -on concluding a Heads of
Agreement for the development,
and negotiations with potential
investment partners and hotel
brands.

He added that a draft econom-
ic impact study performed for the
South Ocean project by Oxford
Economics had projected that the

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHA Mar is hoping that a meeting sched-

development, scheduled to open
in 2010 with construction hope-
fully beginning this year, would
inject $172 million in visitor
spending into the Bahamian
economy during its first full oper-
ational year.

Hard construction spending,
which would involve the con-
struction of new buildings and
renovations to others, would total
$541 million by 2015, with the
total investment by Mr Stein,
RHS and their partners via the
New South Ocean Development
Company reaching $867 million
by that year.

Construction employment, Mr
Stein said, would average 877 per-
sons over the 2007-2010 period,
peaking in 2009.

The $541 million construction
spending had been forecast to
inject $217 million into the
Bahamas’ GDP over nine years,
and generate $105 million in
wages. On the operational side,

South Ocean was forecast to pro-
duce a $3.7 billion GDP impact
over its first 20 years, generating
$1.5 billion in direct wages and
salaries for its employees.

In addition, the project was
forecast to generate $1.8 billion in
revenues for the Government in
the 23 years to 2030.

Mr Stein indicated to The Tri-
bune that the projected econom-
ic impact from South Ocean’s
redevelopment and revitalisation

could be more than the initial —

drafts had projected, as it did not
account for all the facilities that
could be constructed.

Meanwhile, Mr Stein said he
had met with “two five-star hotel
brands in the last 24 hours” over
possible agreements for them to
brand and operate parts of the
redeveloped South Ocean.

“The project is being received
very well,” Mr Stein said.
“There’s a huge amount of inter-
est globally from hotel brands

about coming in.

“It’s very satisfying when peo- —
ple step in and agree with your
vision. That’s what’s been hap-
pening over the last few weeks.”

He added that all relevant eco-
nomic and environmental stud-
ies relating to South Ocean had
been completed, and that he was
now in talks to establish a tennis
training facility and “major golf
groups to run a golf school” at
the property.

Mr Stein had previously told
The Tribune that the proposed
South Ocean first phase would
involve “at a minimum” the con-
struction of 500 residential units
at the resort complex, enabling
its casino licence to kick-in.

Critical mass would be creat-
ed by adding the casino, mega
yacht marina, convention centre,
fractional ownership, timeshare

SEE page 7B

Baha Mar hopes for ‘productive’ Tuesday meeting

Harrah’s ‘puzzled’ at why deal taking so long to close

Insurance chief queries NHI sums

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

COLINAImperial Insurance

Company’s president has ques-_

tioned whether the Government’s
sums for the proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) scheme
add up, given that it costs his
company more than $50 million
per annum to cover the 1/12 of
the population that purchase
health insurance from it.

Monty Braithwaite told a
forum on NHI, organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,

that Colinalmperial covered

between 20,000-25,000 people
with private health insurance, a
number he currently believed was
around 23,500.

These people were covered
either by individual of group
health plans, the latter usually
created by their employer, and
they paid a combined $52-$53
million in premium revenue per
year for that coverage.

Given that the number of peo-
ple with health insurance from
Colinalmperial, Insurance was
around 1/12 of the Bahamas total
population of 300,000, Mr Braith-
waite said this worked out to $600

million in terms of the amount of
premium needed to finance
healthcare for all Bahamians.

Yet the Government was pro-
jecting that its NHI scheme need-
ed just $235 million to cover the
cost of providing healthcare ser-
vices to all Bahamians and legal
residents over the first three years
of the plan, something Mr Braith-
waite indicated as grossly under-
estimating the costs of financing
medical care for all.

“We know it’s going to cost
$235 million, so you know some-
thing I don’t know,” Mr Braith-
waite said. “I don’t think it adds
up, and we need to go back and
sharpen our pencils, because if
you’re right we’re doing some-
thing wrong.

“People covered in private
health insurance schemes arc
going to have to face some reduc-
tion in the quality of services.”

Between his company and the
likes of Family Guardian, Atlantic
Medical, British American Insur-
ance and CLICO (Bahamas), just
over 50 per cent of Bahamians
have some form of private health ‘

SEE page 7B

Implementation team behind
proposed NHI scheme asks
Government for more time

lm By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

+

THE project implementation team behind the proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has requested that the Government
give it eight to nine months to complete their work before looking at
a start date for the scheme.

Stanley Lalta, the project manager, said that only the Government
can give a date for implementation during the question and answer seg-
ment at a forum on NHI sponsored by the Bahamas Chamber o}
Commerce. ‘

He added that the eight to nine-month window was necessary to pro-
vide a “period of preparation”, allowing the NHI project implemen-
tation team to prepare the scheme’s regulations, complete negotiations
with healthcare providers and private insurance companies, and install
the information technology (IT) system to administer and run the
plan.

Mr Lalta’s statements indicate that if re-elected, the current gov-
ernment is probably looking to finish preparatory work and pass the
NHI regulations by year-end, implementing it for 2008.

Defending estimates that NHI’s administration costs would be 5
per cent of the $235 million in contributions that it received, when the
agency chosen to administer the plan, the National Insurance Board
(NIB), currently incurred administration costs equal to 20 per cent of
contributions, Mr Lalta said the NHI scheme would only “buy the incre-
mental cost of what we want to do”,
not use all NIB’s services.

Mr Lalta also responded to

SEE page 7B

y

‘

uled for this coming Tuesday with the Gov-
ernment’s technical committee will prove
“productive” in dealing with the major unre-
solved issues surrounding the supplemental
Heads of Agreement for its $2.4 billion pro-
ject, sources close to the situation told The
Tribune yesterday.

The Cable Beach developer is hopeful that
it will be able to make substantive progress on
concluding talks with the Government, rather
than just pass documents back and forth, at
next week’s meeting. That meeting is assum-
ing increasing importance given that the dead-
line for Baha Mar to conclude its joint venture
agreement with Harrah's Entertainment will
then have expired by almost two weeks.

The Tribune was told vesterday that Har-
rah’s which was due to take a 43 per cent

equity stake in the Cable Beach redevelop-
ment and see its Caesar’s Entertainment oper-
ation brand the Baha Mar casino and 1,000-
room hotel, was being kept informed on the
situation on a daily basis by Baha Mar.
“They're sort of puzzled at what’s going on
and why it’s taking so long,” a source familiar

with developments told The Tribune of Har-

rah’s position.

But there has been nothing yet to indicate
that Harrah’s might exercise its ‘walk away’
rights from the failure to complete by March
15, a move that if it happened, would send
the Baha Mar project “back to the drawing

board” and also trigger the withdrawal of the

non-equity operating partner, Starwood.
“Baha Mar is hopeful that if there is a meet-
ing next week, it will be productive and not a

meeting with no particular purpose,” a source
told The Tribune. “It is hopeful now that the
Government will be able to respond next
week to the substantive issues that have been
on the table for a month, and bring them toa
conclusion.”

The Tribune understands that negotiations
between the Government and Baha Mar are
effectively taking place at two levels. At the
top level are the major or “breakthrough”
issues being negotiated between the develop-
ers and the highest echelons of government,
meaning the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
Below that is the Technical Committee, deal-
ing with all the fine details and technical

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high-risk
‘mortgage
meltdown

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mortgages - higher-priced home

| loans for people with tarnished
credit or low incomes who are

| considered greater risks - has

roiled financial markets and

| stoked anxiety. :

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mixed
after big

run-up

BY MADLEN READ
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~NEW YORK — Wall Street visi CENRIMANTAY Associated Press

finished mixed Thursday, nudg-
ing the Dow Jones industrials
_ higher for a fourth straight ses-
sion but moving cautiously as
investors awaited new data to
assess whether their hopes for

WASHINGTON — Charges of
blame were flying Thursday for the
meltdown of the high-risk mortgage
market as pressure mounted for Con-
gress to do something about rising
foreclosures among homeowners

MORE CONTROL: The new venture between NBC and News Corp. is aimed at giving the broadcasting
companies greater control over how their shows are distributed on the Internet. Above, the GE

building, center, headquarters of NBC’s Universal division.
an interest rate cut are justified. unable to meet high payments.

pemtwcatacimute: AT PDC , News Corp . to Sib oom

phone maker Motorola will post | eral regulators said they lacked full
a loss for the first quarter also ‘| authority to prevent the crisis

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looked ahead to earnings boom of 2003-2005.
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reports that begin next month. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.,
eme chairman of the Senate Banking
about where to take stocks a & NBC and News Corp. will broadcasting companies like NBC _ it, but no clear business model has Committee, laid out what he called a
day after the Federal Reserve create a new website that and News Corp., which owns the yet emerged.
issued an economic assessment features full-length films and Fox broadcast network and the This month, CBS Corp. is

“chronology of regulatory neglect” as
banks and other lenders loosened

interpreted as opening up the

possibility of a reduction in

short-term rates.

The statement unleashed a
wave of buying that boosted the
Dow by 159 points Wednesday,

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‘took note of climbing energy

Broader indicators slipped.

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in their buying as they _

television shows, the
companies said. Yahoo!,
Microsoft’s MSN and Time
Warner’s AOL will distribute the
shows on their sites.

BY SETH SUTEL
Associated Press

NEW YORK — NEC Universal
and News Corp. joined forces
Thursday with several major Inter-
net companies to distribute TV

Twentieth Century Fox movie and
TV studio, greater control over
how their shows are distributed on
the Internet. NBC, a unit of General
Electric, also owns the Universal
film studio and several cable chan-
nels including Bravo.

Rather than create one online
destination, the shows will be avail-
able through a number of websites
that already receive large amounts
of visitors, including Yahoo, Time



streaming NCAA basketball games

with ads, and Walt Disney’s ABC
network streams full episodes of
some of its hit shows online such as
Lost, also supported by ads. Several
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through Apple Inc.’s iTuries*store"*
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and News Corp. such as Heroes, 24,

and House as well as clips and

| mortgage loans during the boom.

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unlikely that inflation will cool online in an effort to better control and MySpace, which is owned by supported online network. NBC ever, Dodd
enough to provoke a rate cut. their programming and counter News Corp. and News Corp. say they have and others
Still, falling unemployment competition from YouTube. NBC, Fox and other TV net- already signed up a number of key maintain,
claims and strength in markets The new network, which would works have been scrambling to find advertisers, including General the central
overseas kept stocks from sink- _ launch this summer, comes in ways to distribute their shows Motors, Intel and Cadbury bank does
ing after this week’s surge. The __ response to the explosive growth online in a way that they cancon- Schweppes PLC. have
Dow has had its best four-day — Google’s YouTube, a do-it-yourself trol and generate revenue from YouTube allows for millions of | authority
point gain since May 2005; video-sharing site that is being sued advertising. users to see clips from network | under fed-
__ whether it continues the streak — by Viacom, another major media Several media companies have shows uploaded by users, but sev- __eral law to
will depend much on Friday’s company, for copyright infringe- experimented with ways to stream eral media companies have fought exert juris-
report on existing homes sales, ment. video of their shows over the Inter- what they say is unauthorized use _ diction over
: inventories and prices for Feb- The venture is aimed at giving net and sell advertising to support of their programming. | those com-
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The Standard & Poor’s 500
index fell 0.50, or 0.03 percent,
. to 1,434.54. The technology-
dominated Nasdaq composite
index declined 4.18, or 0.17 per-
cent, to 2,45L74, pulled lower in
_ large part by Motorola’s warn-

EU backs deal with U.S. ee ees cole
to lift some flight restrictions

market were called to account before
B An aviation deal will allow

the banking panel.
The distress in subprime mort-
airlines to fly from anywhere in
the EU to any point in the U.S.

gages — higher-priced home loans
for people with tarnished credit or
| low incomes who are considered
| greater risks — has roiled financial
markets and stoked anxiety that it
could spill over into the broader
economy.

Company executives said they had
tightened their lending practices and
eliminated some higher-risk types of
mortgages and urged Congress not to

On Thursday, oil prices
climbed more than $2 to $61.69
a barrel on the New York Mer-
cantile Exchange. U.S. retail
gasoline prices have surged
about 20 percent over the past
two months as_ stockpiles
decline ahead of the peak driv-

BY AOIFE WHITE
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European

ing season.

Giving investors some relief,
though; was the Labor Depart-
ment’s report that the number
of laid-off workers seeking
unemployment benefits fell to
316,000 last week, the third con-
secutive decline — usually a
good sign that consumers are
finding work and likely able to
keep spending.

Bonds fell sharply after the
jobs data, pushing up the yield

- on the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note to 4.59 percent from
4.54 percent late Thursday.

Technology companies came
under pressure after Motorola
warned it will swing to a first-
quarter loss due to declining
sales. The cellphone maker fell
$1.24, or 6.6 percent, to $17.50, a
level not seen in nearly two
years,

The Russell 2000 index was
up 0.58, or 0.07 percent, at
808.05.

Advancing issues narrowly
outnumbered decliners on the
NYSE, where consolidated vol-
ume came to 3.02 billion shares,
compared to 3.13 billion shares
Wednesday.

Japan’s Nikkei stock average
rose 1.49 percent. Britain’s FTSE
100 was up 0.98 percent, Ger-
many’s DAX index was up 2.16
percent, and France’s CAC-40
was up L75 percent.



Union approved an aviation deal
with the United States on Thursday
that opens up restricted trans-At-
lantic routes to new rivals, but
bowed to British concerns in delay-
ing when the agreement takes
effect.

The “Open Skies” deal will
allow airlines to fly from anywhere
in the EU to any point in the U.S.,
shedding limitations that also dis-
courage them from charging what
they like or combining with other
carriers.

The EU said its 27 nations had
unanimously voted for the deal,

rE which will take effect at the end of

March 2008. European negotiators
will now have to secure U.S. agree-
ment to delay the pact, originally
scheduled to begin Oct. 28, and
want to push on with new talks to
eliminate remaining barriers on air-
line ownership.

Britain won its demand for extra
time before opening up London
Heathrow, the EU’s busiest airport,
to more carriers.

Only four airlines — British Air-
ways, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
AMR’s American Airlines and
UAL’s United Airlines — currently
have the right to fly from Heathrow
to the U.S., a lucrative route that
represents around a third of all EU
flights to the United States.

EU governments also stipulated
they could suspend parts of the
deal — curtailing U.S. airlines’ new



VIRGINIA MAYO/AP

RESTRICTIONS: ‘| have ensured that the U.K. will have the right - in

2010 - to re-impose some or all
carriers face today,’ said British

of the restrictions that U.S.
Transport Minister Douglas

Alexander, left, shown with EU Commissioner for Transport

Jacques Barrot.

rights in Europe — if further talks
don’t lead to more concessions
from the United States within three
years.

The only nation likely to do this
is Britain, which protested opening
up Heathrow when the U.S. had not
made concessions the Europeans
had asked for.

“J have ensured that the U.K.
will have the right — in 2010 — to
re-impose some or all of the restric-
tions that U.S. carriers face today,”
said British Transport Minister
Douglas Alexander. “I hope very
much that this will not be neces-
sary. But this sends a very clear sig-
nal to the U.S. that we are serious
about making early progress to a

second-stage deal.”

EU Transport Commissioner
Jacques Barrot said he did not
believe such sanctions would ever
be levied because by 2010 both the
EU and U.S. would be moving
toward total liberalization for the
aviation industry.

“The idea behind this clause is
to bring pressure to bear on the
USS.,” he said.

British Airways CEO Willie
Walsh, however, said Britain had to
stand by its pledge to withdraw
traffic rights if the U.S. did not open
up to EU airlines. He claimed the
EU had already given away its most
valuable negotiating asset by open-
ing up Heathrow.

rush in and overreact.

“We take the situation very seri-

| ously and we’re taking strong steps” |

| to correct problems, testified Bren: -'
| dan McDonagh, the chief executive

of HSBC Finance Corp.

| Thursday.



those who most need it.

stemming the foreclosure tide.

“We cannot sit on the sidelines
while increasing numbers of Ameri-
can families face the risk of losing
their homes,” the Illinois Democrat
said in a letter to Bernanke and Paul-

son.

Dodd, who also is seeking the par-
| ty’s presidential nomination, warned
| at the hearing that some 2.2 million
| homeowners could lose their homes

in the next few years.

With millions of homeowners said
| to be at risk of losing their homes in
' coming years, the issue took on an
increasingly political complexion

While a number of politicians,
consumer advocates and community
activists are clamoring for Congress
to act, industry interests and some
Republican lawmakers are warning
that new restrictions on mortgage
lending could choke off credit to

Away from the hearing, Demo-
cratic presidential contender Sen.
Barack Obama called on Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to
convene a “homeownership preser-
vation summit” bringing together
major players for the purpose of
THE MIAMI HERALD | MiamiHerald.com

- BUSINESS



BRIEFS

MATT YORK/AP

SALES HURT: KB Home said fiscal first-quarter earnings
plunged as the continuing housing slump hurt sales
and profit margins. Above, workers unload roof tiles
at a KB Home development in Gilbert, Ariz.

First-quarter profit

plunges for KB Home

From Herald Wire Services
KB Home (KBH), one of the nation’s largest homebuild-
ers, said that first-quarter profit plunged as the company felt
pressure from a slowing housing market and rising defaults of

subprime mortgages.

KB warned it expects the sector’s problems, most notably
a glut of homes on the market and intense price competition,
to continue at least through 2007, resulting in lower sales and

profits for the year.

For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the company reported net
income of $27.5 million, or 34 cents a share, down from $173.3
million, or $2.01 a share, a year ago.

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The company delivered 6,655 homes at an average price of

$261,400.

Shares dropped 54 cents, or 1.1 percent, to close at $47.25
on the New York Stock Exchange.

e TECHNOLOGY

PALM 3Q@ PROFITS FALL
WHILE SALES CLIMB

Palm Inc. (PALM)
reported a 61 percent drop
in its third-quarter profits as
speculation of a buyout con-
tinued to swirl.

Sales of the company’s
Treo smart phones reached
record levels, but increased
costs, $5.7 million in stock-
based compensation, and
$3.7 million in acquisition-
related charges hurt Palm’s
bottom line.

For the three months
ended March 2, the Sunny-
vale-based company said it
earned $118 million, or 1
cents per share, on revenue
of $410.5 million. In the year-
ago period, Palm earned
$29.9 million, or 28 cents per
share, on sales of $388.5 mil-
lion.

Shares of Palm fell $1.71,
nearly 9 percent, to close at
$17.74 on the Nasdaq Stock
Market. In extended trading
after Palm’s report, shares
gained 18 cents.

e COLOMBIA

BANANA TARIFF DRAWS
ANOTHER COMPLAINT

Colombia has brought a
new complaint against the
European Union’s import
rules for bananas, officials
said Thursday, a sign that
one of the World Trade
Organization’s longest-run-
ning disputes is spreading.

Colombia made the move
late Wednesday, a day after
Ecuador asked the global
trade body to examine
whether Brussels’ banana
tariffs comply with WTO
rulings, trade officials said.

The dispute, which dates
back to 1996, has previously
involved the United States
and other Latin American
countries. Colombia is the
first country to join the dis-
pute or launch its own pro-
ceedings against the bloc.

The WTO has consis-
tently ruled against how the
EU sets tariffs for bananas,
forcing the 27-nation bloc to
overhaul a system that
grants preferential condi-
tions for producers from
African and Caribbean
countries, mainly former
British and French colonies.

Latin American produc-
ers and banana firms based
in the U.S. have complained
about the preference.

‘victed of inflating earnings

e JAPAN

4 FORMER LIVEDOOR
EXECUTIVES CONVICTED

Four former executives
of disgraced dot-com com-
pany Livedoor
(LVDRF.PK) were con-

reports in a scandal that has
destroyed one of Japan’s |
highest-flying Internet start-
ups.

The rulings followed Liv-
edoor founder and former
CEO Takafumi Horie’s con-
viction last week on similar
charges of securities laws
violations and his prison
sentence of 2 4 years. Horie,
who had pleaded not guilty,
immediately appealed the
decision.

On Thursday, Ryoji
Miyauchi, Livedoor’s former
chief financial officer, was
sentenced to 20 months in
prison after he pleaded
guilty. Three other former
executives, who pleaded
guilty to some of the
charges, were given sus-
pended prison terms.

The executives were
accused of setting up a num-
ber of funds to do stock
swaps and other stock trad-
ing to pad their books. Pros-
ecutors said the complex set
of schemes fabricated $42.5
million in profit.





e FED CHAIRMAN

BERNANKE: CREDIT
MARKETS IMPORTANT

The smooth flow of
credit is “essential for a
healthy economy,” Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-
nanke said Thursday, amid
continuing concerns about
the impact of risky mortgage
loans on the economy.

Bernanke, in brief
remarks to a Federal
Reserve conference, didn’t
talk about the economy,
interest rates or problems
with risky mortgages, per se.

But he did say, “Credit
risk is a very important
topic.”

The Fed chief's remarks
come amid turmoil on Wall
Street about mounting trou-
bles for lenders who made
mortgages to people with
blemished credit histories.

Smoothly functioning
credit markets are good for
the economy because they
support spending and
investment by consumers
and businesses.





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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007 | 4B

Jobs, consumers help

economy overcome woes

BY DAN SEYMOUR
Associated Press

NEW YORK — A strong
job market appears to be prop-
ping up an economy suffering
from slumping home prices
and a slowdown in manufac-
turing, two economic reports
suggested Thursday.

Industry research group
The Conference Board said
Thursday that its composite
index of leading indicators,
which is meant to project
changes in the economy six to
nine months in advance,
slipped 0.5 percent to 137.3 in
February after a revised 0.3
percent decline to 138 in Janu-

ary.

The drop in February,
while expected, was the steep-
est since February 2006.

Meanwhile, the Labor
Department said on Thursday
that jobless claims dropped
last week for the third consec-
utive time, signaling that the
labor market is not seriously
weakening although the over-
all economy is slowing.

The Labor Department
reported Thursday that the

BOOKSELLERS

number of applications for
jobless benefits totaled 316,000
last week, a decline of 4,000
from the previous week.

Conference Board labor
economist Ken Goldstein said
in a statement that the drop in
leading indicators suggests
“moderate but choppy” eco-
nomic growth. But the econo-
my’s saving grace is the con-
sumer, who has been resilient
despite swings in gas prices
and cooling home values, he
added.

SPURRED SPENDING

Michael Gregory, senior
economist at BMO Nesbitt
Burns, said that job growth in
sectors like health care, educa-
tion and leisure has spurred
consumer spending and confi-
dence. ,

“Jobs and wages have been
the elixir for the U.S. econ-
omy,” Gregory said.

In February, more people
filed for unemployment insur-
ance, fewer homebuilders
obtained permission to build
houses and consumers
adopted a more tempered out-

look on the economy’s future,
the Conference Board said.

“This is consistent with the
outlook that the economy will
probably grow at a moderate
pace over the next six to nine
months,” said Gary R. Thayer,
chief economist at AG
Edwards & Sons.

On Wednesday, the Federal
Reserve kept interest rates
unchanged, but hinted that an
interest rate cut may be
needed to help boost a weak
economy.

The question for the econ-
omy now, Gregory said, is how
far the ripples from the hous-
ing market will spread. Hous-
ing is a crucial sector because
it creates construction jobs,
gives consumers equity in
their homes, and supports a
number of other industries.

The housing boom ended
about a year ago. Home prices
are stagnant and in some mar-
kets they are falling.

For example, KB Home, a
homebuilder based in Los
Angeles, on Thursday pointed
to a “persistent imbalance in
housing supply and demand,”

prompting builders to charge
lower prices. KB Home’s chief
executive, Jeffrey Mezger, said
he expects this condition to
continue at least for the rest of
the year.

Earlier this month, Donald
Tomnitz, CEO of Forth Worth,
Texas-based homebuilder D.R.
Horton, said the housing mar-
ket slump will last all of 2007.

CURB JOB GROWTH

Gregory predicts the slug-
gish housing market coupled
with the ailing auto industry
will curb job growth and
restrain the broader economy
this year.

The Conference Board’s
coincident index increased 0.3
percent in February after a 0.1
percent decline in January and
the lagging index increased 0.2
percent in February after

,increasing 0.7 percent in

December.

The Conference Board
reports “adds to the body of
evidence that the U.S. econ-
omy is shifting to a slower
gear,” Gregory said.

Barnes & Noble, Borders report poor sales

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
Associated Press

NEW YORK — A sluggish
book market and intense com-
petition from rivals like Ama-
zon.com and Costco are forc-
ing the nation’s top two book
sellers — Barnes & Noble and
Borders Group — to rewrite
the rules on the book business.
Their challenges were
revealed as both merchants
reported disappointing fourth-
quarter results on Thursday.

Borders, which reported a
loss in the quarter, announced
a dramatic shake-up of its
business — it plans to cut its
Waldenbooks stores in half, to
about 300 by the end of next
year, and is considering the
possible sale of most of its
international businesses.

It will be developing a con-
solidated Borders.com e-com-
merce website, ending its six-
year-old partnership with
Amazon.com, and plans to
publish exclusive books by
celebrities, first-time authors
and others under the Borders
name.

“We need to reinvent our
business to exploit the rapid
changes taking place in how
consumers access information

_ and entertainment,” Borders

Group Chief Executive George
Jones said in a statement.
NEW CONCEPT

Borders is working on a
new concept store prototype

that will be refined this year:

and is expected to be unveiled
in early 2008.

Barnes & Noble, which
eked out a small profit
increase in the fourth quarter,
has focused on further sweet-
ening its deals to its best cus-
tomers. It already operates an
e-commerce site and has
developed a publishing busi-
ness through its acquisition of
Sterling Publishing.

RETAILER



— |
EVAN VUCCI/AP FILE

RESTRUCTURING: Book retailer Borders Group announced a fourth-quarter loss as it
disclosed plans to close nearly half of its Waldenbooks stores and the possible sale
of some international businesses as part of a restructuring plan.

In a conference call with
investors Thursday, Barnes &
Noble’s CEO Steve Riggio
emphasized that it needed to
offer customers better deals —
even if it hurts profits in the
short term — saying that
industry growth is slower than
in the past and competition is
fiercer.

“We’re just trying to
increase what we have by
making it easier for people to
shop both online and in the
stores. And you know, giving
them a better deal,” he said.

Competition from dis-
counters like Wal-Mart Stores,
which can afford to slash
prices on books, has squeezed
profits at Barnes & Noble and
Borders, which have

responded with their own dis-
counts.

BUYOUT RUMORS

There have been rumors
about private equity buyouts
of the nation’s top booksellers.
A report from Goldman Sachs
analyst Matthew Fassler
issued Wednesday revealed
that it would make sense for
Barnes & Noble, the larger
operator, to buy Borders.

Barnes & Noble executives
declined to comment during
the conference call on the
issue. Anne Roman, a spokes-
man at Borders, also declined
to comment.

Barnes & Noble reported a
fourth-quarter profit of nearly
$127 million, or $1.84 per share,

versus a profit of $123 million,
or $1.76 per share, in the year-
ago period. It also forecast a
loss in the first quarter.

Sales reached $1.88 billion,
up from $1.75 billion in the
year-ago period.

Borders reported a fourth-
quarter loss of $73.6 million, or
$1.25 per basic share, for the
three months ended Feb. 3
compared with a profit of
$119.1 million, or $1.78 per
diluted share, in the previous
year.

Barnes & Noble’s shares
slipped $1.10, or 2.82 percent,
to close at $37.90 on the New
York Stock Exchange. Bor-
ders’ shares dropped 73 cents,
or 3.41 percent, to $20.70 per
share.

Wal-Mart publicizes employee bonuses

BY MARCUS KABEL
Associated Press

Wal-Mart made its annual
bonus for store employees
public for the first time in two
decades Thursday, saying that
about 80 percent of hourly
workers in its stores would
split more than a half-billion
dollars.

Wal-Mart Stores is the tar-
get of union-backed critics
who decry its pay and benefits.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based
retailer said it was making the
bonuses public as a new way
to honor its employees, not in
response to critics.

Based on the numbers
Wal-Mart released, the mathe-
matical average payment
would be $651 per worker but
Wal-Mart said the individual
amounts varied. It declined to
provide a range or the specific
level of payments, citing com-
petition with other employers.

In the past, the bonus has
been $1,000 for full-time work-
ers and up to $500 for part-
timers, according to former
Wal-Mart managers who
declined to be named because
the information is competitive.

PAYMENTS VARIED

Wal-Mart spokeswoman
Sarah Clark declined to pro-
vide individual figures but said
the payments varied based on
two main benchmarks:
whether an employee’s store
met profit and sales targets for
the year and whether an
employee is full time or part
time.

Adele Phillips, whose con-
tact information was provided
by Wal-Mart, said her bonus
was “substantially over
$1,000” and more than last
year. The full-time administra-
tive assistant at a Wal-Mart
store in Moreno Valley, Calif.,

declined to be more specific.

“Most of the stores are hav-
ing a barbecue or some kind of
special lunch today because
everybody’s worked hard for
this,” said Phillips, who has
worked for Wal-Mart since
1982.

The company said it
awarded more than $529.8 mil-
lion in bonuses to a total of
813,759 Wal-Mart store and
Sam’s Club hourly workers in
the U.S.

The company employs
more than 1.34 million people
in the U.S. Of those, just over
1 million are hourly workers
who would qualify for the
bonus, Clark said.

Clark declined to provide
comparative numbers for the
previous year.

CELEBRATION

Wal-Mart, which refers to
its employees as “associates,”

said in a news release
announcing the bonuses that it
was designating Thursday as
Associate Celebration Day. It
also announced new programs
intended to recognize service
and performance.

The bonus program was
started in 1986 by founder Sam
Walton as a way to give work-
ers a stake in the company’s
success, Clark said.

An employee gets a check if
the store where he or she
works meets a benchmark for
sales and profit goals for the
year. Progress toward those
benchmarks is usually charted
on a big poster, typically hung
in each store’s break room.

Michael Bergdahl, a former
Wal-Mart human resources
executive who has written
about the firm, said he
believed Wal-Mart released
the figures in an effort to
counter negative publicity.

AL AOL LT NPT cz SPS”

(
THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007, PAGE 5B



Monolithic economy causes ‘brain drain’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he lack of diversification
Te the Bahamian econo-
my is hurting this nation

by creating a “brain drain”, the
Bahamas Employers Confedera-
tion’s (BECon) president told
The Tribune, as many college and
university-qualified Bahamians

. remained abroad because the jobs

and career paths their skills qual-
ified them for did not exist at
home.

Brian Nutt said that apart from

"reforming and fixing the Bahami-

an education system, this nation
also needed to concentrate on
diversifying its economy away
from the traditional reliance on
tourism and financial services,
adding industries and jobs attrac-
tive to graduates with qualifica-
tions such as science-based
degrees.

“The focus needs to go not

only on the education of Bahami-

ans, but the diversification of the
economy,” Mr Nutt said.

He pointed out that Bahami-
ans who studied at tertiary insti-
tutions abroad “take certain sub-
jects for which there is no job that
will utilise their skills in the

_ Bahamas, so they have to seek
. employment

outside’ the
Bahamas.
“Our lack of diversification is

' hurting the Bahamas, because

there are so many career paths
they could take, but that career
does not exist in the Bahamas.”

The latest update to the

. Bahamian Youth: The Untapped

Resource report by the Coalition
for Education Reform, a group
of private sector and trade union
organisations, warned that poor
Mathematics and bookkeeping
BCSE grades are leaving Bahami-
an companies with a “short sup-
ply” of workers with technology-
related skills.

The average mean grade for

~ the 2005 BGCSE maths exams

was ‘E’, a result unchanged from
2004, and which the Coalition said
indicated that “no subject
describes the crisis in education
more graphically than the test
results in mathematics”.

show a lack of “substantive
knowledge” that includes “not
knowing the difference between
addition and multiplication”.

The Coalition report said: “Ths
is particularly troublesome,
because mathematics is so impor-
tant for the technologies that are
likely to dominate this century.
Bill Gates, of Microsoft, when
addressing the importance of
basic math, said: ‘I have never
met a guy who has created soft-
ware and who doesn’t know how
to multiply.’

Poor

“One cannot take the poor
math scores lightly, especially
when one knows that:

* The average grade on the

bookkeeping exam was also an

* Some level of math profi-
ciency is essential to mastering a
wide range of lower tech skills
that are in short supply in the
Bahamas.”

The Coalition report referred
to instances where one Bahamian
business executive found job can-
didates “cannot write a simple
paragraph with clear sentences”,
while another discovered appli-
cants “cannot solve the mark-up
and discount problems contained

in their company’s aptitude test”.

Mr Nutt told The Tribune that
the Bahamas, with its tax struc-
ture, proximity to the US and
benign climate, “should be a
leader in the e-commerce, Inter-
net and web design” industries,
sectors staffed by highly-qualified
Bahamians and international
experts, but this had not hap-
pened and one factor holding this
back was the education system.

Mr Nutt said: “We're living in a
stituation where many Bahami-
ans are working in jobs they are
not fully-qualified to fill, and have
extra management over them -
many of those managers are expa-
triate - because they’re skill levels
are not sufficient for them to do
the job completely unsuper-
vised......

“Bahamians are generally very
weak in sciences to begin with,
and the three ‘Rs’, the basics, are
not to the level it should be. It’s
even worse when you come to
biology, physics and chemistry.
These are the areas where the
technical edge is these days.

“New things are coming on to
the market, being invented and
utilised, and we’re not in any posi-
tion to put ourselves in a situa-
tion where we could reap the
rewards from this type of endeay-
our.”

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

CHIAN CHU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), CHAIN CHU
INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is 11th day of December,

2006.

























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didates achieved grades of ‘A’
and ‘B’, with 59 per cent of can-
didates achieving a grade between
‘E’ and ‘U’, the latter standing
for ungraded. The 13 per cent
who achieved ‘U’ scores, accorid-
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Conservation Administrator
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Conservation Administrator

The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified conservation
administrator for posting at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park. Will be required to live full time at park headquarters on
Warderick Wells. Position requires own transportation to travel
to and from the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Position
requires long periods at the park headquarters, at a remote
location in the Exuma Cays chain of islands.

DELTEC BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites applications for the position of

TRUST MANAGER

Requirements/Skills:
Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
The Conservation Administrator (CA) must be an experienced
yachtsperson, able to identify with and help meet the needs of |, “
the yachting community which heavily use the Exuma Park.
The CA must also possess general office management skills,

Creating fiduciary structures that will service the needs of
clients
Marketing trust products

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including bookkeeping and inventory management. The CA ¢* Ensuring that all fiduciary structures are administered at a
must be prepared to live in the park in isolated conditions for high professional standard and in accordance with Policies
& Procedures of Deltec and the laws of The Bahamas
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long periods of time. ec ei bare apc “ Maintaining current knowledge of all issues (law and tax)

and an appreciation for living secluded existences for extended

affecting fiduciary structures.
periods of time. her 2 y

Supervising the Company Department

¢ Computer literate (Word Processing, Quick Books,
Internet technology and communications)

¢ Familiarity with yachting/boating operations

¢ Familiarity with scheduling and monitoring visitor >
bookings

° Familiarity with VHF radio operation and protocols
° Familiarity with conservation issues in general

° Pleasant personality

° Willing to work under demanding conditions.

The successful candidate should have the following: ="

» STEP Diploma

10 years trust experience

(minimum 5 years in a supervisory capacity)
» Excellent written, oral and presentation skills

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested persons may submit resumes as follows:

Position offers vacation time, medical insurance and an
opportunity to meet and work with interesting volunteers and
cruisers. Housing is provided for the successful applicant only
- no accommodations are available for family members.

Human Resources Manager

Deltec Bank & Trust Limited
P.O. Box N.3229
Nassau, Bahamas

Resumes may also be faxed c/o 362-4623 or emailed to
anh@deltecbank.com

Applications must include cover letter, resume and three
references. Applications should be mailed to: Human Resource
Manager, The Bahamas National Trust, P.O. Box N-4105,

Nassau, Bahamas or bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org by April

10, 2007. ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE

CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED



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Bahamas urged to explore medical tourism potential

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@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

IF the Bahamas can establish
itself as a medical tourism cen-
tre, offering quality healthcare
at lower prices than other coun-
tries, the revenue generated
would help to finance health-
care for Bahamians, a Canadian
healthcare expert said.

Speaking at a Chamber of
Commerce forum on the Gov-
ernment’s proposed National

Health Insurance (NHI) plan,
Nadeem Esmail, director of
health system performance
studies at the Fraser Institute,
pointed out that increasingly
countries such as the US, Cana-
da and Europe were sending
patients to countries like India
and China for treatment
because they can receive care
at much lower prices.

If the Bahamas can convince
these countries that coming
here would be a better alterna-
tive, as a closer destination to
North America without a lan-

FOR RENT

guage barrier, it would be a way
to help finance the Bahamas’
health care costs.

Afforded

Mr Esmail said the Bahamas
will only be afforded the quali-
ty of health care that the aver-
age Bahamian can afford, so
there is going to be some drop
in the level of quality of care
for patients if they solely use
NHI.

However, he pointed out that
it makes no sense to have the
Government duplicate the
health services private insurers
provide or have insurance com-
panies downsize because of
NHI.

Mr Esmail said private insur-

care providers are good at the
delivery of services, and the
Government is good at ensuring
that persons not able to afford
the services can get what they
need. He said that if each area
focuses on what they are good
at, then the.system will be better
because it will not have a blunt
tool of the Government trying
to manage everything.

Mr Esmail, along with Dr
Conville Brown, another pre-
senter at the forum, also point-
ed out that another way to raise
funding was to partner with the
private sector. If the private sec-
tor creates the resources and
provides the facilities, there is
less financial burden on the
Government to provide these
services, and the money saved

can be reinvested into health
care provision.

ance companies are very good

following positions:
at managing health care, health

Client Advisor Assistant-Brazil desk

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

PARADISE ISLAND

Luxurious harbour front Penthouse
Residence with spectacular views of
Nassau and its Harbour:

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF NAVONNE N. ANDRE (a.k.a)
NAVONNE ADAIR ANDRE late of Ramsey, North
Oaks in the State of Minnesota one of the United
States of America, deceased

e Supporting the client advisors team in
administrative and organizational arrangements
as well as client related processes for optimal
service delivery support

e 5,000+ sq ft. total area

e 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths

e Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
and large walk-in closet

e Large balconies

e Elegantly furnished throughout with a

Your tasks will include processing client orders,
dealing with client queries and requests,
preparing contact schedules and client files
before each visit.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claims or demand against or interest in the
above Estate should send same duly certified in-
writing to the undersigned on or before 27th April,
2007 after which date the Executor will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which he shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 27th April, 2007.

With your specialized transactional process

separate study
knowledge you act as a troubleshooter

e Formal dining room

e Private elevator

e Heated pool and spa overlooking the harbor
e Private dock for a yacht up to 75 feet

e Dedicated storage and crew areas

e Exercise room

¢ Indoor Garage

e Private gated entry

e Lush tropical landscaping

' We are searching for an individual with;

Banking & Commerce experience and
qualification

At least 2 years experience in same or similar
function

Proficient knowledge of Office Program .
(Windows, Excel, PowerPoint)

Portuguese and Spanish are essential
FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor

P.O. Box AB-20405

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour

Abaco, The Bahamas

Written applications by Bahamian nationals only should
be addressed to:

Rent: $18,500.00 per month net

hrbahamas@ubs.com or UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. NO PETS
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

For further information and viewing call:
. 363-2730



Client Relationship Manager

Main responsibilities — Develop his existing client base
— Assist with the administration and operations of the Bank

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— Strong marketing, communication and sales skills

— Ability to generate high levels of income

— University degree

— Dynamic and proactive personality

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— An attractive remuneration package which provides incentives based on results

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FROM page 1B

claims that the Government
had not been forthcoming in
providing requested data to the
Coalition for Health Care
Reform.

He said that the Govern-
ment had tried to be open, and
indicated that if information
had not been provided, it was
due to two scenarios - either
the work was incomplete or the
data was still in raw form.

Mr Lalta said some data had
already been provided, includ-



ing information gathered by ©

the Blue Ribbon Commission,
and data from the Internation-
al Labour Organisation (ILO)
consultation on the proposed
scheme.

Team

What his team was now
working on, he said, was the
creation of a detailed payments
system, and much of that infor-
mation is still in its raw form.

“There is no reluctance on
our part. We have a process in
place, and when we have the
information we will give it, but
we also have an obligation to
engage other stakeholders and
groups in the community to get
their feedback,” said Mr Lalta.

He also pointed out that
some of the information the

FROM page 1B

and second home residences Greg
Norman-designed golf course and
health and fitness centre.

Currently, the new South
Ocean is being planned as a resort
complex that will feature two dif-
ferent hotels, a larger four-star
resort and a smaller five-star
property.

A partner in the Trump Fort
Lauderdale resort with an exten-
sive background in real estate
development, Mr Stein has part-

Implementation team behind
proposed NHI scheme asks
Government for more time

Government had obtained,
particularly regarding private
insurers and health care
providers, may not be released
to the public due to its sensi-
tivity.

Regulations



Dr Lalta said the NHI regu-
lations are still being worked
on, and this is why seminars
and meetings still needed to be
held, so that when the final reg-
ulations are made, they take
into account what people have
requested.

He said initiatives such as
partnered care will be serious-
ly considered, adding that as
they work to create the final
regulations to accompany the
NHI Act, “there will be an
intensificatiog of effort on the
part of NHI”.

Also in attendance was Dr
Perry Gomez, who headed the
Blue Ribbon Commission on
NHI.

Dr Gomez pointed out that
the Commission was comprised
of a cross-section of the com-



munity, including health pro-
fessionals, trade unionists and
businesspersons, so he did not
understand why people would
say there had not been any
consultation on the Commis-
sion’s report.



South Ocean to create over 1,000 full-time jobs

nered with South Ocean’s current
owner, the Canadian Commer-
cial Workers Industry Pension
Plan (CCWIPP) to revitalise the
resort and transform it into the
third entertainment centre and
major tourist destination in New
Providence, alongside Cable
Beach and Paradise Island.

Mr Stein will hold the majority
in the New South Ocean Devel-
opment Company, with CCWIPP
likely to retain a minority stake as
it has done in its deal with Adu-
rion, the UK/Swiss investment
house, for the British Colonial
Hilton.

Insurance chief queries NHI sums

FROM page 1B

insurance.

Mr Braithwaite, predicted,
though, that when NHI came in,
and given the projected $235 mil-
lion Budget, Bahamians who
were currently covered by private
health insurance would have to
accept some drop in the quality of
medical services they enjoyed.

He questioned why it was nec-
essary to bring the service quality
they enjoyed down, as opposed
to lifting up the quality of ser-
vices enjoyed by all other
Bahamians.

Mr Braithwaite said Bahami-
ans and private insurance com-
panies needed to understand “the
extent” of the change in the
nature of insurance coverage that
NHI would introduce, because it
might alter “so dramatically with
the new ssytem that we’re not
going to recognise it”.

With NHI’s introduction, and
the Government apparently plan-
ning that private insurers should
offer supplementary packages to
finance services not covered by
NHI, Mr Braithwaite warned that
the “same medical premium dol-
lar” would have to pay for the
administrative costs of both,
meaning that an increasing per-
centage could be spent on admin-
istrative costs.

He also questioned how the
transition from the current health-
care insurance system to NHI
would work, fearing that the gov-
ernment-run scheme would not
take on the 3,000-4,500 sick peo-
ple likely to be on Colinalmperi-
al’s books at any one time.

The transfer of all Colinalm-
perial’s healthy clients would
leave the company with no rev-
enues from those people to defray



South Ocean is being designed
to complement the $1.3 billion
Albany project next door, a
development that has already
been approved and numbers
world-famous golfers, Ernie Els
and Tiger Woods, and the Tavis-
tock Group, the holding company
for Lyford Cay-based billionaire
Joe Lewis’s investments, among
its investors.

Albany will be designed as an
upscale, high-end residential com-
munity along the lines of the
Tavistock Group’s Florida-based
residential developments, Lake
Nona and Isleworth.

Human Resources Director

a world class resort in the Bahamas!

if you take pride in your work;



the costs of financing healthcare
for sick clients, creating an unsus-
tainable burden on the company.

“We need to think through
how we tackle these things,” Mr
Braithwaite said. “We've raised it
once, twice, three times with the
Ministry of Health, and are still
waiting for the dialogue to come
back. We need the dialogue and
to get these kind of things on the
table to really help us understand
how we are going to make this
transition.”

Mr Braithwaite also questioned
which government authority
would decide, and how, under
NHI who received healthcare
abroad, when, why, where and
how.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY

A leading jewelry company is expanding its Nassau Operations
and has openings, at various levels, in the following areas:

Marketing Inventory Control

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Persons of integrity

Sedf-starters with drive and determination
3. Previous experience an asset

If you meet the above requirements and have skills in the above disciplines, we
will be pleased to welcome you to our winning team. The positions offer career
opportunities with excellent salary and benefits package.

Please submit your resume in confidence to:

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P. O. BOX N-623
NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

OR
Fax: 328-4211

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Suspicious

Transactions

Guidelines Relating to the

Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of
Terrorism (The ‘‘2007 Guidelines’’) for financial institutions
within The Commonwealth of the Bahamas have been issued
and are effective as of 19th March 2007.

The 2007 Guidelines replace those Guidelines issued in

December 2001.

Copies of the 2007 Guidelines can be obtained between the
hours of 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday, from the
Administrative Offices, The Financial Intelligence Unit, 3rd
Floor, Norfolk House, Frederick Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Anthony M. Johnson

Director

Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Nassau, The Bahamas


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Wal-Mart publicizes employee bonuses for first time

mâ„¢ By MARCUS KABEL

AP Business Writer

WAL-MART made its annu-
al bonus for store employees
public for the first time in two
decades yesterday, saying that

p®eteabout 80 per cent of hourly
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ore than a half-billion dollars.
» Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the

Mg2a4arget of union-backed critics

ho decry its pay and benefits.
he Bentonville, Ark.-based
etailer said it was making the
bonuses public as a new way to
honor its employees, not in
response to critics.

Based on the numbers Wal-
Mart released, the mathematical
average payment would be $651
per worker but Wal-Mart said
the individual amounts varied.
It declined to provide a range or
the specific level of payments,
citing competition with other
employers.

In the past, the bonus has
been $1,000 for full-time work-
ers and up to $500 for part-
timers, according to former
Wal-Mart managers who
declined to be named because
the information is competitive.

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Wal-Mart spokeswoman
Sarah Clark declined to provide
individual figures but said the
payments varied based on two
main benchmarks: whether an
employee’s store met profit and
sales targets for the year and
whether an employee is full-
time or part-time.

Adele Phillips, a full-time
administrative assistant at a
Wal-Mart store in Moreno Val-
ley, Calif., said her bonus was
“substantially over $1,000” and
more than last year. She
declined to be more specific.

Stores

“Most of the stores are hav-
ing a barbecue or some kind of
special lunch today because
everybody’s worked hard for
this,” said Phillips, who has
worked for Wal-Mart since
1982.

The company said it awarded
more than $529.8 million in
bonuses to a total of 813,759
Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club
hourly workers in the United
States.

The company employs more
than 1.34 million people in the
U.S. Of those, just over 1 mil-

lion are hourly workers who
would qualify for the bonus,
Clark said.

Clark declined to provide
comparative numbers for the
previous year.

Wal-Mart, which refers to its
employees as “associates,” said
in a news release announcing
the bonuses that it was desig-
nating Thursday as Associate
Celebration Day. It also
announced new programmes
intended to recognize service
and performance.

The bonus programme was
started in 1986 by Sam Walton
as a way to give workers a stake
in the company’s success, Clark
said.

The bonus is tied to the per-
formance of an individual store.
An employee gets a check if the
store where he or she works
meets a benchmark for sales
and profit goals for the year.
Progress toward those bench-
marks is usually charted on a
big poster, typically hung in
each store’s break room.

Michael Bergdahl, a former
Wal-Mart human resources
executive who has written about
the company, said he believed
Wal-Mart released the figures

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“There is so much negative
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to let the facts speak for them-
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of “The 10 Rules of Sam Wal-
ton”.

Union-backed WakeUpWal-
Mart.com said the payments
were a pittance compared to
executive bonuses. Chief Exec-
utive Lee Scott received a $3.94
million bonus as part of a total
compensation package of $15.7
million, excluding restricted

stock awards, for the fiscal year
that ended in January 2006. His
salary for last year has not yet
been published.

Values

“Wal-Mart values are so mis-
placed that it gives executives
hundreds of millions in bonuses
and the mere crumbs to associ-
ates who have had their hours
cut, salaries capped, and afford-
able health care eliminated,”
WakeUpwalMart.com
spokesman Chris Kofinis said.

Wal-Mart’s release said the
annual bonuses, called
“My$hare”, will now be dis-
tributed quarterly “to reward

performance on a more fre-
quent basis.”

Among the new programmes
outlined in the announcement
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recognizing employees of 20
years or more with an extra
week of pay. More than 13,400
employees have been with the
company 20 years or longer, the
Wal-Mart said. Also announced
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“Customer Champion” award,
providing cash bonuses to
employees “who go above and
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customer service.” That pro-
gramme will be launched during
the summer, the company said.

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helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services.

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.

Requifanents for this position include:
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
expen 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

meets the following requirements:

e Extensive experience and a proven track record
in Wealth Management

¢ Specializing in the fields of Customer relations,

investment advice and portfolio management.

e Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid
knowledge of investment products are key
requirements. Fluency in English, Portuguese
and Spanish i is essential.

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nac-- Oahamas

THE TRIBUNE

Lie in
Baha Mar hopes

for ‘productive’
Tuesday meeting

Nautilus responds over water

FROM page 1B



ing the inspection process.”
Mr Evans added: “Our facil-
ity and equipment are all new,
in a fully enclosed and air-con-
ditioned plant. We have already
had many requests to export
our water to the US and Cana-
da. Our water has a unique taste
because we use a very complex
process to produce our water.”
Speaking with The Tribune,
Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Health, Ron Pin-
der, confirmed that Nautilus
had been asked to cease pro-
duction of water because the
building they operated in did
not have the relevant building
permits. He said this was really
an issue to be taken up with the |
landlords and owners of the
building, not with Nautilus or
the other tenants. Nautilus also
said it had not taken out a $7
million loan with First-
Caribbean International Bank
(Bahamas) to fund construction
of its operation.




we are producing the best
quality possible,” he said.

Mr Evans said Nautilus’s
water plant had been asked to
stop production because its
landlord, Lucayan Tropical Pro-
duce, did not have the proper
documentation to operate their
facility. “The plant was asked
to stop production because our
landlord, Lucayan Tropical, did
not have proper documentation
to operate their facility, and
since we are located in the same
facility, our licenxe is still pend-
ing after several months,” Mr
Evans said. “Because of the
urgency of the matter, we have
been advised that this should
be resolved in the next few
days. “We do comply with all
requirements of Environmental
Health, and have completed all
requirements made by them for
any change they requested dur-



















NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALLEN GEORGE OF
McCOULLOUGH CORNER, 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 16th 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 VINCENT CASH OF BELLOT
RD., OFF McKINNEY DRIVE, P.O. BOX N-5773, 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 23RD 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 YURI BELIVARD OF
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to:
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/ |
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 23RD day of March, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, MELANIE
MAURICE of the Settlement of on the Island of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas intend to change my name
to MELANIE MARIUS. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, PRO.Box SS-
792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days’ after
the date of publication of this notice.








The Ministry of Finance

TENDER

MAKE: Wellcraft
MODEL: 25’

YEAR: 1993
ENGINE: 2 Inboard

SERIAL NO: WELC7479D393

The Bahamas Customs Department is pleased to invite
tenders for the sale of the above captioned vessel as 1s,
where is.

The vessel can be viewed by contacting the
Investigation Section, Customs House, a a Blvd,
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. men

Tenders marked ‘25’? Wellcraft’’ should be received at
Customs House no later than 5 pm on the 6th April,
2006.



The Comptoller reserves the right to reject any or all

tenderc

FROM page 1B

aspects of the’ agreement with
Baha Mar.

This newspaper was told that
the weekend saw an intensive
series of communications
between the Government and
Baha Mar “at the highest levels
on the critical issues”, resulting
in a request for the developer to
urgently submit its position in
writing so that the Cabinet could
discuss this at its weekly meeting
on Tuesday.

Then, that same day, the Goy-
ernment’s technical committee
contacted Baha Mar to arrange
next week’s meeting, something
that sources said surprised the
developer, believing this showed
“a lack or urgency” given the
communications that had taken
place at the weekend.

However, The Tribune was
told that the technical committee
responded that it was unaware of
the high-level discussions between
the Government and Baha Mar
last weekend, and has spent the
last few days being briefed on the
talks.

“The ball’s in the Governmen-
t’s court with respect to the details
and the ‘breakthrough issues’,”
The Tribune was told by a source.
“Baha Mar has just not heard
back from them.

“Baha Mar is hopeful that the

and the people working on the
technical issues will talk to each
other and come up with a uni-
form position.

“The risk [with Harrah’s] is
there. Baha Mar absolutely con-
tinues to have faith in the pro-
ject, and is lokking to get it done
and get over the hump.”

Among the major issues still to
be decided is the increase in
investment incentives that Baha
Mar is seeking in proportion to
the increase in its investment:
from $1 billion to $2.4 billion.

However, the percentage or
ratio of investment incentives to
total investment femains
unchanged, and it is understood

that the Government had devel- .-

oped a formula to achieve this.

Observers believe that electotal
politics is a major factor in' the
Government’s struggles to agree
a supplemental Heads of Agree-
ment with Baha Mar, the Prime
Minister fearing that if he pro-
vides the developer with what it is
seeking, it will hand election cap-
ital to the FNM along the lines .
of ‘you’re giving away too much
to foreign developers’.

Yet if this is a concern, ques-
tions are bound to be raised over
why the Government approved
the project in the first place, and

why Prime Minister Perry

Christie has touted it so heavily
on more than one occasion, see-
ing it as his lasting legacy to the

people working on the bigissues | Bahamian people.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PAULETTE RICHARD OF .
LYONS ROAD, 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 16th day of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SERVILIA LOUIS OF
CARMICHEAL RD., P.O. BOX CR-55647, 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 23RD day |
of March, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

PAWPRINT INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138(8) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000, the disolution
of PAWPRINT INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



MUST SELL
VACANT PROPERTY

Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with 83:
frontage on Zinnia Road and 120 feet on Eastward Drive
in Bahama Sound of Exuma Ocean Addition West,
Exuma Bahamas

The property is undeveloped and is located
1 mile south of Emerald Bay and The Four
Seasons Resort.

For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit at:
~~ Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608, Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in wane
addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management - Collection
Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 16, 2007.


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Opening lead — jack of spades.

The night Sylvia played in her
first duplicate tournament was a
night to remember. She had been a
member of the club only two or three
weeks, but even in that'short period
of time the membership had become
aware of her extraordinary exploits.

We had never previously seen
such a player. It wasn’t that Sylvia
was a poor player — we had lots of
them at the club — it was just that
her thought processes were so differ-
ent from those of any other player.
Her mistakes were so far removed
from ordinary human error that it
was clear that her approach to the



Sylvia Plays Duplicate

WITTIC\ISMS ? WHY DONT

HAVE PROBLEMS ?

that caused her to do what she did,
but the fact is that Sylvia played the
two from dummy! :

This astonishing play was greeted
by a strange and eerie silence on all
sides. West then shifted to a club.
Sylvia took the ace, cashed the ace of
diamonds, played a spade to the
queen, ruffed a diamond, played a
spade to the king and ruffed another
diamond, establishing dummy’s last
three diamonds. She then led a spade
to the ace and discarded three clubs
on the 10-7-6 of diamonds to make
the contract.

Of course, if she had won the
opening lead with one of dummy’s
honors, she would have gone down!

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You’ve got the, blues this week,
Gemini, so it’s unlikely you’ll be the
life of the party. That’s okay — even
you could use some quiet time once
in a while. Take this time to rejuve-
nate your spirit.

CANCER - June 22/July 22
Even hardworking Cancers like you
need to take a break. Take a day off
and go enjoy yourself outdoors. The
romance you’ve been searching for
may find you.

LEO - July 23/August 23
You've pushed yourself a great deal
and-have achieved a lot. Go ahead
and:brag — you’ve:eamed. the right,
but don’t let it go to your head.
VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22

A flagging romance has you feeling
, down in the dumps, but your natural
resiliency will have you up and

| about again in no time — just in

time to meet someone new.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

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jurals or verD lorms Qs alowase
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with initial capitals and 28 af Bote mind for the moment and go have a
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~ GRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS
They need little washing when one 1
has no largess (6) 2
Harmonious fast lute 3
composition (8) 4
Thus the soccer authorities provide
seating (4)

His is only appearance money (6)
If I'm deep, somehow, that will
handicap you (6)
Does it fall in a sideways
direction? (3)
Thinks about tangled ropes (5)
Astaggering dance? (4)

When trimmed, dad gets angry (5)
Fora short time, | had to be
apprehensive (5)

Unpopular, having deceived about
half the team (5)

Shouldn't one bolt them? (4)

Is able to name a watarway (5)
It’s in the CO's salad (3)

Tickles one grot:p of

goddesses (6;

Atelly pro“uction in

recent t' nes (6)

Help vut a raw beginner, as in the

de ert (4)

oles, of course? (8)
Dig a bed, so to speak (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Scra-M 6, As-I'd-E 9, Miscast 10, Bread 11,

Putty 12, Slain 13, De-cod-ed 15, Och 17, I-ran 18, Dilate

19, Plain 20, Knaves 22, Sire 24, Ye-t 25, Stetson 26,

DOWN

Crockery item that may go flying (6)
The individual taken in by Lil (6)
Sunny celebrity! (4)

Showed petulance at the

post office (7)

Later than Tuesday, in wild fear (5)
Spends money extravagantly (like
Chelsea?) (5)

Team up in the Lake District (4)
Not many are in safe work (3)
Asmall case of vegetables (3)
Believer in the movement

of the tides (5)

Women make me sad (5)

Town with an egg shortage (but

. there's always ham) (5)

The coal hole? (3)

Free, but indeed derided! (3)
Stories out of a good book are gifts,
naturally (7)

Needs to be in phase (3)

Spot something on board (6)
Worn by us and the Editor (4)
With science, they make an
implement (6)

Imprisoned, Charlie grew old (5)
Give the elbow? (5)

The vicarage vehicle (3)

The whole country's alight! (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions

EASY PUZZLE

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ACROSS: 1, Smash 6, Rugby 9, Tangier 10, Storm 11,

Phases (6)

Calculator (8)
Celebration (4)

Linger (6)

Bounded (6)

Charge (3)
Healed (5)
Decays (4)
Buffalo (5)

Metal fastener (5)
Bathroom item (5)

Merriment (4)

Yields (5)

Man's name (3)

Sensual (6)

European country (6)
Skin complaint (4)

Indifferent (8)

Dozen (6)

Agree 12, Slide 13, Console 15, Hot 17, Odes 18, Angina

19, Sprig 20, Invite 22, Pest 24, Cue 25, Reverie 26, Rigid

Vendor (6)
Fireplaces (6)
Wound's

mark (4)

Fruit (7)

Step (5) ,
Avarice (5)
Present (4)
Shelter (3)

Devout woman (3)

Curt (5)
Organ (5)
Proprietor (5)
Offer (3)
Ready (3)
Laughable (7)
Gamble (3)
Quick look (6)
Sentence (4)
Come out (6)
Stringed
instrument (5)
Extinguish (5)
Curve (3)

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theory of total
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Udovcic, Yugoslav
championship 1951.
Missed opportunities at the
chessboard can prove
painful, and today's
diagram is a classic of its
kind. White (to play) had
been pressing for a win for ,
several moves, and had
driven the black king to a
perilous position on the
edge of the board.
Nedeljkovic thought the
time ripe for the knock-out
blow so went 1 Rg8
threatening 2 Ra8+ and
mate. His choice ended the
game, though not as

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move a

It’s-easier to keep promises to
yourself if you make them this
week, Capricorn. An impromptu
trip leads to financial opportunity.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
This week, you’ll find yourself
questioning a lot of what you've’
always believed in, Aquarius. This
is a good thing, as it forces you to
take a good look at your lifestyle.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
There’s only so much you can do on
your own, Pisces. There’s real value
in teamwork this week if you're of a
mind to give it a college try.

- CHESS by Leonard Barden



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blunder, and what
should he have played instead?

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seven letters, then six, then five, then four and then
three. 2. 13 of each of lp, 5p, 10p and £1.

One possible word ladder solution is: LOST, last,

lass, bass, bays, buys, BOYS

27, Egged 28, Bumph 29, Settler 30, Edits 31, Tyres
DOWN: 2, Method 3, Stress. 4, Ham 5, Agile 6, Reading 7,
Urge 8, Breton 12, Slope 13, Colic 14, Nerve 15, Hiker 16,
Taste 18, Aided 19, Strides 21, Nudged 22, Penury 23,
Simple 25, Rifts 26, Rest 28, Bet

Photo 27, At sea 28, Bleat 29, Spaniel 30, H-eats 31, Tales
DOWN: 2, Cor-ner 3, Ama-zo-n 4, MID 5, Sca-L-d 6,
A-sp-ir-in7, Stun 8, Detect 12, Seals 13, Dinky 14, Car-a-t
15, Oasis 16, Helen 18, Ditto 19, P-erhaps 21, Nest-le 22,
St-E-lla 23, Rotate 25, St.-and 26, Pest 28, Be-t

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Amsterdam 46/7 39/3 sh 46/7 41/5 sh
‘Ankara, —-§8/20 43/6 pe 59/15 36/2 ¢-
Athens 59/15 45/7 r 6116 45/7 s
‘Auckland 7121 584s 70/21 59/15 s
Bangkok a 79/26 pc 95/35 79/26 pc
Barbados. ~ -7§/23 pe - 85/29. 76/24 pe
Barcelona 56/13 38/3 pc 57/13 44/6 pc
- §6/13 44/6 sh- 64/17 39/3 s
72/22 65/18 pc 66/18 57/13 s
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