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Howard K Stern’s lawyer
questions constitutionality
of the Coroner’s Court

@ By KARIN HERIG and
ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporters

THE INQUEST into the
death of Daniel Smith could
come to a screeching halt just
days after it started as Howard
K Stern’s lawyer has questioned
the constitutionality of the
Coroner’s Court.

After two days of closed ses-
sions, the legal wrangling over
the inquest into Daniel’s death
continued yesterday with Mr
Stern’s lawyer, Anthony McK-
inney, stating that a constitu-
tional point has been raised in
this case because there is no
provision in the Coroner’s Act
to ensure the selection of an

Recent violence
leaves one dead,
four in hospital

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

“VIOLENCE continued to
rage through New Providence
over the last three days — which
has seen two more shootings, a
stabbing attack, and an attack in
which the victim was both
stabbed and shot.

The savage skirmishes have
left one dead and four in hospi-
tal.

The first incident occurred on
Tuesday, in a Bellot Road
home. Police report that a 22-
year-old man was hit in the

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impartial jury.

Addressing Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez, who is presid-
ing over the inquest, Mr McK-
inney said he has filed an appli-
cation with the Supreme Court
to examine the exact nature of
the Coroner’s Act.

In the application Mr McK-
inney is also alternatively asking
the Supreme Court to revise the
provisions of the Coroner’s Act
in such a way that would allow
lawyers to question potential
jurors to determine their impar-
tiality.

Mr Stern’s lawyer said he is
asking the Supreme Court to
issue directions to the Coroner’s

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Ban on smoking
in enclosed public

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THE MINISTRY of
Health is in the consultation
phase of a process that may
result in the ban of smoking
in all enclosed public places
throughout the Bahamas.
The potential ban is a part
of a comprehensive overhaul
of the regulations relating to
the sale, distribution and use
of tobacco products in the
country. In June 2004 the
Bahamas signed the World
Health Organisation Frame-
work on Tobacco Control
(WHO FCTC), which is the

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1 new Harrold and Wilson
Ponds National Park §
Boardwalk

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Tribune staff)





@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff
Reporter





A FLAGSHIP national
park for New Providence
was formally opened yes-
terday by Prime Minister
Perry Christie.

The 250-acre Harrold
and Wilson's Ponds park
is not publicly accessible
in its entirety at this stage,
but the first 350 feet of an
impressive wooden
boardwalk and observa-
tion deck were unveiled,
marking what the Direc-
tor of the Bahamas
National Trust, Eric
Carey, called "the begin-
ning of a realisation of a
dream."

The boardwalk —
adjacent to the entrance
of Island Gas at Fire Trail
Road — allows visitors to
head towards the heart of
the park, through marsh-
es and wetlands, to expe-
rience a scenic site that
bird experts have deter-
mined to be the country's
largest roosting site for
resident and migratory
avian species.

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claim that boundary -
changes ‘guarantee |

Ingraham hits George Smith
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has not yet ruled
out running as

their victory : ll By ALEXANDRIO independent
By RUPERT MISSICK Jp : MORLEY ; @ By BRENT DEAN
Chief Reporter Tribune Staff Reporter

WITH nearly a week of leg-.
work behind them after the :

changes in New Providence, FNM
and PLP campaign generals both
claim that the divisions suit them
just fine and actually guarantee :
their victory when the elections :
are called. :

A PLP general who spoke to :
The Tribune yesterday said that :
the 2007 boundary cuts were the :

Liberal

result of the “most strategic elec- : ’
tion planning in decades.” election.
As could be expected, the :

SEE page 10

THE PLP has planned and :
designed a campaign that con- :
: sists of twisted half-truths, exag- :
: gerations and distortions, said :
: opposition leader Hubert Ingra- :
ham last night as he presented :
the FNM’s slate of candidates :
: for the 2007 general election.
This week, the Progressive :
Party
announced its slate of candi- }
: dates for the upcoming general :

The governing party will be

SEE page 12

GEORGE Smith has con-
firmed that he has not yet ruled
out running as an independent
candidate for the Exuma con-
stituency in the general election.

Mr Smith spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday in response toa
: story in The Punch, which stated
: that Rev Charles Saunders is
one of the individuals urging
him to run. Mr Smith said he is
saddened that Rev Saunders has
been drawn into the political
: arena by the paper.

“What saddens me greatly is

SEE page 12 |

officially :

Minister ‘disappointed’ with ambassador's airport comments

IN A statement released last night, Minister
of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin
expressed disappointment with US Ambassador
John Rood’s comments on security at the Lynden
Pindling International Airport.

The statement said the minister was disap-
pointed that the outgoing ambassador “found it
opportune and or appropriate to publicly pro-
nounce upon the issue of airport security on a
repeated basis, when he is or ought to be very
much aware that there has been established an

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sented and which is seeking to address in good
faith any perceived weakness jn airport security”.

The statement went on to say that the Min-
istry of Transport and Aviation “has been
engaged in continued dialogue with the Transport
and Security Administration, which has docu-
mented its findings and has outlined recom-
mended improvements. That agency, which we

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THE TRIBUNE



New museum set to open.

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and Tourism
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March 30, 2007
Time: 7.00pm.

A NEW museum dedicated
to Bahamian history and her-
itage is set to open in the capi-
tal.

Nettica Symonette — or Net-
tie, as most people know her — is
well known as a visionary. She
has now devised a unique con-
cept and turned it into a busi-
ness project with an education-
al purpose.

Her latest idea is to open a
new museum, called “Nettic’s
Different of Nassau”.

Nettie said that after much’
soul-searching, she decided to
initiate a unique and authentic
project to teach and preserve
Bahamian culture, through a
native museum of indigenous
products and practices — some-
thing to educate young Bahami-
ans about themselves and instill
pride for the many talents their
ancestors possessed.

_ She envisions the muscum
also as something to teach visi-
tors and adult Bahamians what
they may not already know
about Bahamian history and
tradition. \

Nettie’s Different of Nassau
is currently being constructed

on the Casuarinas property, at
the site of the quaint Nettie’s
Place hotel in Cable Beach.



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dreamed it, mostly by the hands
of her son Wellie (Wellington).

Nettie’s Different of Nassau
will be “that special place in the
Bahamas — whether you like
Nettie or not - that will make all
Bahamians feel proud,” said
Nettie.

Originally planned to occupy



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Winning entries receive a gift certificate valued at $400 each.
Entry deadline is May 31, 2007





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The Bahama Islands. All photographs must be taken in The Bahamas.

2 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 31, 2007.

3 All entries are to be delivered to Family Guardian's Corporate Centre, Village and Eastern Road Roundavont, Nassau, between 9:00am and 5:00pm
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Focus on tradition and history

only a small section of an exist-
ing structure — and intended to
be indoors only — Nettie’s muse-
um concept has expanded to fill
almost all of her property to the
west of Nettie’s Place, where
she will plant a farm of native
trees including pigeon pea,
lignum vitae, juju, guinep,
tamarind, mango, soursop, gua-
va and avocado.

“The trees will be labelled,
so kids and visitors can learn
how to identify them,” she said.

Also a feature of the native |

museum is an assortment of
Bahamian relics which Nettie
has already secured and dis-
played for walking tours: old
tools, furniture and utensils —
including a sewing machine, a
coal stove, teapots, a church
bell, Lucayan pottery, a flit gun,
a rocking chair’ enamel china’
basins’ and an old wheelbarrow
— are some of the items show-
cased.

As you enter the museum,
one of the first things you
encounter is the selection of
Bahamian artifacts: a seashell
collection, handmade dolls (by
Nettie’s own daughter), and a
wall display of Bahamian bush
medicines including love vine,
fever grass, cerasee, Madeira,
aloes, gumallame, baygerine,
sailor cap and more.

On the outside, visitors will
find a rock oven, the beginnings
of a crab habitat with flowing
water, maypoles for plaiting, a
greasy pole for climbing, a
school bus being converted into

a diner and a brown bag lunch

counter.

Nettie, in her colorful and
creative way, has also created
a series of short stories for sto-
ry-telling sessions at the muse-
um which are based on the
names of native medicinal
plants.

She calls her creative writings
the Bush Tea Stories — as they
are derived from abstract paint-
ings which represent an array
of bush teas. :

Nettie said she hopes that she
will be able to work with the
Ministry of Tourism to offer this
innovative and historical muse-
um as a leading attraction for
the Bahamas’ many tourists.

Three target audiences for
the project will likely include
visitors (largely African-Amer-
ican, academics and wedding
consultants); Bahamian youths
and the broader Bahamian pub-
lic, who may wish to book their
special events, concerts or oth-
er activities in the Nettie’s Dif-
ferent of Nassau amphitheater.



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Police ‘fairly —
confident’ |
Woolmer was
murdered

B JAMAICA
Kingston

A SENIOR police official
said Wednesday he was
"pretty confident" that Pak-
istan cricket coach Bob
Woolmer was the victim of a
homicide in his hotel room
and rejected media reports
that a second autopsy was
planned to clear up doubts
about the cause of death,
according to Associated Press.

"I'm pretty confident based
on the information that is in
front of me, but nothing in
this line of work is 100 per

. cent," Deputy Police Com-

missioner Mark Shields told
The Associated Press in an
interview. "What we need to
do is look at the facts and go
with those."

Woolmer, 58, was found
unconscious in his Kingston
hotel room March 18 and
pronounced dead at a hospi-
tal, the morning after his
team's surprising elimination
from the cricket World Cup
in a loss to Ireland on St
Patrick's Day.

A pathologist who con-
ducted Woolmer's autopsy
initially ruled his death was
"inconclusive" but four days
later announced he was stran-
gled to death. Police have not
identified suspects but have
said they are investigating if
international match-fixing
was a motive.

Several British media out-
lets reported Wednesday that
Jamaican authorities had
ordered a second autopsy to
determine if Woolmer may
have died of natural causes,
but Shields, a former Scot-
land Yard detective, denied
such plans were being con-
sidered.

He said police are still
treating Woolmer's death as a
homicide but will "keep an
open mind" about what hap-
pened until all the facts are in,
including pending results of
toxicology and blood tests.

Possible
contaminated
poultry tested
in Guyana

B GUYANA
Georgetown

HEALTH authorities are
testing a shipment of poultry
feed from France that may
be tainted with salmonella,
the Guyana government said
Wednesday, according to
Associated Press.

Agriculture Minister
Robert Persaud said French
officials had warned the ship-
ment of roughly 815 metric
tons of soy-based feed
shipped to the South Ameri-
can country might be conta-
minated.

The salmonella bacteria
can cause diarrhea, fever,
dehydration, abdominal pain
and vomiting. Serious cases
can result in death.

Persaud said the feed,
which arrived in George-
town's port last week, should
not have been offloaded from
the Bahamas-registered ship.

On Monday, High Court
Judge James Bovell-Drakes
ordered the feed be stored in
the importer's warehouse
while health authorities test

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Homebuyers’ anguish over

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GB straw
vendors’
plea for
assistance

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Straw vendors
at the International Bazaar said
that business is terribly slow
there and that their livelihoods
are at stake.

“This is the worst we have
seen it in all our years here and
sadly, nothing is being done to
promote this area,” said one
straw vendor, who has been at
the Bazaar for more than 20
years.

The protracted sale of the
Royal Oasis Resort has caused
severe economic hardship for
merchants and straw vendors at
the Bazaar, who relied on busi-
ness from guests at the resort.

Negotiations are now under-
way with the Harcourt Group
for the purchase of the resort
after an initial $40 million deal

with World Holding Investment —

fell through.

The vendors said that since
the hotel closed last September,
taxi and tour bus drivers have
been taking tourists to Port
Lucaya — telling them the
Bazaar is closed. ~

Irene Davis, president of the
International Bazaar Straw
Vendors Association, said:
“Our concern is that things are
real slow and we can’t meet our
bills. God knows, I don’t know
how we are making it.”

A vendor of seven years said
the situation is very discourag-
ing.

“A lot of times we leave here
without making a dollar, and
the little money we spend on
gas and on lunch, we don’t even
make that in a day sometimes,”
she said.

The vendors believe more
needs to be done to promote
the area, and are calling on gov-
. ernment for assistance.

“_-- “No one is checking for us

over here,” one said.

A vendor, who identified her-
self as Ms Rolle, said she has
been at the Bazaar for more
than 20 years and has never
seen it this bad.

“Since the hotel and casino
closed, many of us have lost
homes, cars, and some of us
can’t even pay the rent to keep
our booths open.

“The Minister of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe has never
walked this ground yet to find
out how things are going down
here.

“But, when Port Lucaya had

problems the other day they

walked and talked to the ven-
dors down there. What hap-
pened to us? ‘Sweet Mouth
Willie’ needs to do better,” she
said.

The Tribune tried to contact
Mr Wilchcombe for an update
on the impending sale of the
Royal Oasis, but calls were not
returned up to press time.

Chinese
delegation
grant aid to
Suriname

@ SURINAME

Paramaribo

SURINAME received
US$2.4 million in aid from Chi-

na for economic development,
officials said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.

Li Changchun, a senior mem-
ber of China's ruling Commu-
nist Party, led a S0-member del-
egation of Chinese public and
private sector officials that
arrived Tuesday in Paramari-
bo, the capital of this South
American country.

President Ronald Venetiaan
did not disclose what the gov-
ernment planned to do with the
money.

Tens of thousands of Chinese
have immigrated to Suriname
since the mid-1800s. In recent
years, the Asian giant has given
military and health aid and
funded the construction of the
Foreign Ministry's main office.

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Cross.

FAMILIES who have
bought home lots in a Nassau
sub-division yesterday
appealed for the Ministry of
Works to “stop victimising us”
and grant building permits.

They claim they have been
caught in the crossfire between
the ministry and developer
Joshua Haeward, who is suing
the government for alleged
breach of statutory duty.

The lot buyers claim the min-
istry is deliberately blocking
their development plans
because of the government’s
differences with Mr Haeward.

But they say that, as they are
now Officially owners of the
lots, theré is no reason why
they should become victims of
Mr Haeward’s legal battles.

The subdivision in question
lies at the junction of St Vin-
cent Road and Faith Avenue.
Twenty lots fronting the road
have been sold, and four are
now being developed.

But 16 lots, which cost
between $60,000 and $80,000
each, have been “blighted” by
the continuing dispute. One



ire with developer

Families plead for government ‘victimisation’ to stop



buyer has been evicted from
her rented property and now
has no home to go to because
she’s unable to make progress
with her plans.

Another buyer, legal execu-
tive Mrs Akera Stubbs, 26, told
The Tribune: “I am now ina
position where I can’t get my

‘ plans approved. I am being told

that there is a lawsuit involving
Mr Haeward and that nothing
will be approved until that is
settled.

“However, Mr Haeward
doesn’t own the land anymore.
This is affecting my livelihood.
I have been calling the ministry
constantly, and now I am very
agitated because I can’t get a
favourable response.”

Mrs Stubbs and her husband
bought the home lot for
$69,000 to build a rental prop-
erty to generate more income.
Now, she says, they are stuck
with loan repayments with no

assurance that they are going to
be able to proceed with their
plans.

She said: “I feel we are being
victimised by the ministry, who
are using us to put pressure on
Mr Haeward. In fact, the law-
suit does not affect any of our
properties at all, it concerns
the ten acres of land behind
us.”

She and other buyers are
now considering forming a
group to present a united front
to the ministry.

Another buyer in his twen-
ties who did not wish to be
named said: “I don’t know
what the problem is. I am try-
ing to go through the legal
process and just hope some-
thing will work out.

“I am waiting for a build-
ing permit. It is unfair. This
is both my home and an
investment, and I am being
made to wait for reasons that

do not involve me at all.”
Mr Haeward, who has been

a developer since the early

1980s, was furious yesterday at

a suggestion by an unnamed:

ministry official that he had
failed to obtain land use and
subdivision approval.

“That is completely erro-
neous,” he told The Tribune.
He challenged the official to
reveal his or her name and go
“on the record” with their alle-
gations.

He said the lot buyers were
being victimised by the gov-
ernment simply because of
their association with him.

He said sales of the 20 lots in
question were all “above
board” and legally endorsed by
attorneys.

Mr Haeward said he is suing
the ministry because they have
allegedly blocked his plans for
the rest of the subdivision for
no good reason.

He believes he is being vic-
timised by the government
because of his parents’ FNM
affiliations.

A realtor involved in the
land transactions yesterday crit-
icised the ministry, saying the
litigation was no reason to
“freeze” development plans for
the 20 lots now sold.

“These people are hitting a
brick wall for no reason. Most
are single mothers of modest
means who can’t afford to face
this hardship. It is ridiculous.

“Mr Michael Major at the
ministry has said he doesn’t like
the way Mr Haeward talks to
him. But this is no reason for
blocking a sub-division. I have
told the ministry that there is
obviously something personal
going on here.

“These buyers have been
told they will have to wait until
the court case is over, but that
could take years.”

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A PROTESTER who joined -
last Monday’s demonstration
outside The Tribune has
claimed he and his colleagues
were “tricked” into taking part.

The man, who refused to give
his name, said he was one of 15
demonstrators who had been
made certain promises that
were not kept.

“They told us a bunch of
lies,” he told The Tribune. “We
were tricked.”

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wed he, Tribune last Monday, w
placards calling Mr Ma

The man added that he and
his friends had no. grouse
against The Tribune or its man-
aging editor, John Marquis.

“We don’t like what hap-
pened. We don’t feel good
about it. Now our faces have all
been identified on photographs
and we are being blamed for
this thing.”

Smith

A group of 23 protesters led
by PLP political activist Ricardo

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home” while Mr Smith yelled
racial abuse.
Sources revealed this week

that the protest was organised

by supporters of former immi-
gration minister Shane Gibson.

They said the demonstration
was in response to Mr Marquis’s
decision to publish photographs
of Mr Gibson on a bed with the
Jate reality show star Anna
Nicole Smith.

The now famous Tribune
front page, which was used in
major newspapers all over the
world, forced Mr Gibson to

“resign his Cabinet post.

Police have also been told of
lot to smear Mr Marquis’s
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Published Daily Monday to Saturday EDITOR, The Tribune Bahamian personnel, but also *
: PreaMae on US personnel as it is their “*”'
Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas THE statement from the US intelligence, their surveillance ~~ |
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama Embassy, Queen’s Street this [SWSSQIpeaneclenaed | cquipment that drives the inter- at
week certainly obscures totally diction responses for drugs and ' "
the reality of the considerable illegal immigration. TNS
; TELEPHONES Se financial and physical input The of The Bahamas unless we sail The most friendly US 7*3"
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 Bahamas commits to trying to The Bahamas away toa differ- Ambassador, John Rood, ever “-'’
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352 stop illegal drugs flowing into ent locale and do not leave it to be appointed as a US ‘*
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387 the massive consumer market _ lying mid-way between the pro- Ambassador to the Bahamas ~‘~’-
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398 of io US. fetch Sn a sestebearner oe seerably mite peomainesly ie
7. -352- was satisfying that finally ; - leaving us in April. Could he ° "
Freepor,, Grand Bahama: : ie ) eous this year that the US Embassy, _ ed States. intervene on this ‘marking’ des- ° *’ ’
Freeport fax: (242) 352-934 Bahamas Narcotics Affairs Offi- The unfortunate thing is that ignation of The Bahamas seem- ~~}
cer, David Foran accepted and _as sure as the sun rose in the _ ingly asit will be forever onthe } |
admitted that the majority of east this morning those oppos- White House list simply ~*
9 ‘ drugs coming through The _ ing the Government will argue _ because of our geographical ~ ‘
Envoy S remarks on. Nass au Airp ort Bahamas are destined for the that they, the Government, are _ location and that the US isa *
large consumer market of the. giving The Bahamas a bad massive drug market for the ~
ate = : name and returning (allegedly) drugs emanating from Colom- — ‘ ‘
US AMBASSADOR John Rood — a true The Ministry of Transport recently invited If one looks at our National _ to the bad old ways? bia-Jamaica, which are shipped -"*"!
friend of the Bahamas— expected to see the _ the FAA to doa technical assessment of the Budget, 2007 you will see OPBAT - one hopes that the through The Bahamas. rb.
airport improved to a standard that the US __ radar system, of the automation that supports National Security had an White House realises that it has Please realise, Ambassador, "’
could have extended its pre-clearance facilities _ that system, its overall condition and whether approved expenditure of a treaty obligation in OPBAT. - this designation will be used in
to private jets. ; FAA equipment is compatible with the air- $1,444,660.00 in the 2007 Bud- and not just because the US our internal politics as The
However, that is no longer possible. In a _port’s present radar system. _ | get and increase of $625,624.00 Army wants their helicopters International Narcotics Control {
farewell address to the media Wednesday, The FAA report has been completed and over the previous year which for other operations can this Strategy Report 2007 implies
Ambassador Rood had bad news. delivered to Transport and Aviation Minister does not include the Police _ limit the level of equipment sup- The Bahamas is very negatively ~*.’
“I wish security at the airport would not = Glenys Hanna-Martin. gakcd $108,399,655.00 - Defence Force porting OPBAT. Much of the affected simply asa result ofits ~ *
be where it is right now. I wish it was better, I In a statement, released late last night in $40,687,254.00, which is a total limitations and critical com- location between the producer ‘
wish we would have seen improvements in the — which Mrs Martin deplores Ambassador Rood of $150,531,569.00. * ments of Mr Foran, anyway, countries of narcotics in the‘ ‘
past two and a half years and quite honestly we —_ expressing his concerns publicly, she says the In contrast the final Budget of slaps the US/the White House region Jamaica and Colombia ‘|, ,
have not seen any improvements, but govern- _ agency that she understands to be responsible the FNM Government written anyway as itis theirequipment and the consumer market of ~\~!
ment right now is very serious about it,” he for Homeland Security in the US “has repeat- by them prior to May 2002 and personnel that the Bahamas The US. ay
said. . , edly admonished as to the inadvisability of Election had estimates pegged Law Enforcement rely on to Hoping Ambassador Rood *
With security standards at an unsatisfacto- _ discussing port security matters in the media. at National Security $757,952.00 interdict the smugglers and we __ sees this argument and willlob- * ~'
ty level, the ambassador said, the US will not The FAA says it will not release the airport - Police $82,737,934.00 and _ know these days Haitian sloops _ by effectively the White House ”, *’
be able to introduce pre-clearance for private _ report to the media because government, hav- Defence Force $28,287,280.00 can sail the length of the to remove this designation or ~*~‘
aircraft as was planned at this time. - ing invited it to do the report, is the only enti- or a total of $111,783,166.00 just Bahamas, tie-up to Prince at the least identify why we will Ile
The chatter behind closed doors is that _ ty with the right to release it. However, the four plus years ago. George Wharf and discharge _ remain so designated until the ,-.-«
Bahamians had better pray for a second FAA made it clear that as the report is not a In four-budgets the Christie illegal drugs without anyone good Lord'cometh. . fig:
Ambassador Rood, who has bent over back- _ classified document it would have no objection Administration has added some _ seemingly seeing them or being Reading the 2007 Interna- : is
wards to protect this country, because a less to government making it public. $38,784,403.00 to National Secu- _ suspicious of them. tional Narcotics Control Report *"*"'

friendly replacement could recommend —
with the present state of the airport — that all
pre-clearance in the Bahamas be cancelled.

The two areas of main concern are security,
and malfunctioning radar, with a new radar
that has never been installed sitting idle for
want of software. $

Why should government only now start to |

This is where this country needs a Public
Information Act. This is the people’s airport,
and the people are entitled to know how their
airport, which affects their livelihood, is being

“managed or mismanaged. It is obviously a

report that will be hidden from them in the

+ Ministry’s confidential files.

..We understand that the report identifies a

rity - Police and Defense Force.
The current level of expense for
National Security - Police and
Defence Force cap approxi-
mately 13 per cent of the
National Budget.

Mr Foran’s report and com-
ments certainly causes all clear

It is rationally evident that
the blame and accusing of those
who do not support the Gov-
ernment have not thought this
through — if it is the US that
are providing the majority of
the interdiction services, in Exu-
ma, Inagua, in the sky and by

the United States should be des-
ignated like the Bahamas. If
there is a level playing field in

fact it should be boycotted as «.”

the report states the US is the
largest global narcotics market
in the world, but is it?

get serious about the airport when Mr Sol . number of shortcomings in management and thinking persons to realise that _Intelligence/Spy satellites then J WILLIAMS ae
Kerzner was given a solemn promise in 2003 __ oversight deficiencies, in addition to mainte- at no time in the future will the _ the corruption allegations can- Nassau i
that’s four years ago — by no less a person _ nance issues, including making certain that US President change the status _not be solely on the shoulders of March 3 2007 vs

than Prime Minister Perry Christie that if Mr
Kerzner went ahead with Phase III at Atlantis,
he would guarantee an airport that would be
the gem of the Caribbean. The first phase of
Phase III is about to open, while the Ambas-
sador says that in the two and a half years that
he has been here, there has been no improve-
ment at the airport. Mr Rood pointed out that
tourists and Bahamians deserve better.

“It’s the number one complaint that I get
from Americans leaving the Bahamas, and
unfortunately that is the last thing that they
remember,” Mr Rood said.

Possibly his hope for the future is a promise
by government that — after much foot drag-
ging — it will at last sign the airport manage-
ment contract with Vancouver airport Ser-
vices today. But in the meantime, the Bahamas
is steadily loosing business in its number one
industry — and much of that loss can be attrib-
uted to the bad management of the airport.

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there is sufficient inventory of spare parts to
quickly repair areas that could go down. It is
also understood that the FAA expects to do a
follow up inspection after government has had
time to absorb the information and deal with
the deficiencies identified.

With such poor performance at the airport,
no wonder US authorities arrested five
Bahamian baggage handlers who landed at
Miami International Airport. It is interesting
that four of the five have confessed to drug-
related offences — the very offences for which
they were arrested.

It is understood that five more have been
suspended from duties at the airport — two are
awaiting a fiat from the Attorney General’s
office to proceed with prosecution, while three
others are still being investigated. The US has
completed its investigations, it will now be
interesting to see how long the Bahamian
process will take.



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Foolishness of trusting the PLP

EDITOR, The Tribune

I HAD the greatest respect
for Sir Etienne Dupuch, but he
said one thing with which I must
disagree. He always used to say
“the people are not fools”. This
is not of course exclusive to the
Bahamas, but unfortunately this
country is very polarised, espe-
cially at election times. Not
wishing to inflame the race
issue, I think it is fair to say the
PLP is considered, or consider
themselves, the ‘Black’ party.

. This is of course totally stupid,

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joy depends on Jesus.”

but it is encouraged by some to
resonate with a certain element.

But let me get to my point.
For all the arrogance Mr Ingra-
ham is accused of, especially in
the last year of his term, there is
no doubt that he saved The
Bahamas in 1992. If the PLP
had been returned there is little
doubt that the currency would
have been devalued and we
would now have a 50¢ dollar.
After the PLP saw an opportu-
nity to undermine the FNM
over the referendum, which
many women unfortunately
rejected, as it would have
increased their right in a male
dominated society, support for
the FNM collapsed. How any
nation could have returned a

tion, appalling corruption, nepo-
tism, you name it, is beyond
belief. For all Mr Christie’s high
sounding ethics when he was
returned in 2002, the Govern-
ment was effectively a carry on
from 1992. It may have been a
“fresh wind” but it still stank.
If the result was not plain fool-
ishness please tell me what fool-
ish means. In closing I feel that
some laws have to be passed in
regard to victimisation, and
extreme cases should call for
jail. This cannot continue in a
supposedly democratic society.
It undermines everything the
constitution stands for and is a
blot on the country’s good
name.

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In brief

Cuba spent
nearly $100m
on US farm
products

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Havana

CUBA has spent US$108
million so far this year on
American food and agricul-
tural products and associat-
ed logistical costs, but would
have spent far more if not for
Washington’s 45-year-old
embargo, a top official said
Tuesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Pedro Alvarez, director of
the island’s food import com-
pany, Alimport, made the
announcement as he signed
agreements to purchase an
additional US$15.75 million
worth of wheat and pork
from Nebraska producers. He
said Cuba spent US$560 mil-
lion on US food and agricul-
tural products and associat-
ed shipping and other costs
last year, and more than
US$2.2 billion since Decem-
ber 2001.

A law passed by Congress
in 2000 permitted Fidel Cas-
tro’s government to directly
purchase US farm goods on a
cash-only basis. Havana at
first rejected the measure, but
began taking advantage of it
in late 2001.

Alvarez said that if the
embargo were lifted, US-
Cuba trade in goods and ser-
vices — including tourism —
could balloon to US$21 bil-
lion in the first five years.

Even though America is the
island’s leading source of food
and agricultural products,
Alvarez said Cuba can never
be sure Washington will allow
its country’s exporters to
make good on contracts they
sign with Havana.

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Cash family continue struggle



A BAPTIST bishop who
declared publicly this week that
he wanted to settle a long-stand-
ing legal dispute with a Nassau
couple has now refused to meet
them.

Greg and Tanya Cash called
at Bishop Samuel Greene's
office yesterday in response to a
peace offering he made ina 7ri-
bune INSIGHT article last
Monday.

But Mr Cash said they were
sent away without being able to
discuss the matter with the bish-
op.

Through a secretary, he and
his wife were told that the bish-
op would “see them in court.”

Mr Cash told The Tribune:
“We followed through on what
Bishop Greene said in last
week’s paper and tried to make
an appointment but he would
not see us.

“We wanted him to sign a let-
ter confirming what he had told
INSIGHT, but the letter was
thrown back in my face.”

Bishop Greene’s alleged
refusal to discuss the matter —
which ran counter to claims he
made in INSIGHT last Mon-
day — is the latest development

in the five-year face-off between |

the Cash family and the Bap-
tist educational authorities.

Mr and Mrs Cash have been
fighting for justice since 2002
but claim they have been
blocked at every turn by the
courts, which they believe have
been influenced by the powerful
Baptist lobby and its high-rank-





f@ BISHOP Samuel Greene

ing political connections.
Mr Cash is pursuing an
“unfair dismissal” action against

them, plus various constitution-’

al issues. But so far his cam-
paign for justice has been
blocked.

Yesterday, he said: “Every-
thing Bishop Greene told The
Tribune last week was decep-
tive. These are people who are
heading commissions in this
country and advising the gov-
ernment.”

In the INSIGHT article, Bish-
op Greene stated categorically
that he would sit down with the
couple to thrash out their dif-
ferences. He said Mr Cash had
failed to call him with a view to
settling the matter.

But Mr Cash said, when he
tried to follow through, his own
calls were not returned. As a





@ GREG and Tanya Cash

result, he and his wife decided
to call on Bishop Greene per-
sonally.

They tried to get him to sign a
letter affirming what he said,
but a secretary told them he
would not see them.

In a letter to Bishop Greene,
Mr and Mrs Cash state: “We
have attempted at least three
times to contact you, leaving
messages, each of these times
at both your church and at The
Public Service Commission’s
office.



(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

“However, to date, Bishop
Greene, you have refused to
return any of our calls, which
sir is very deceptive.” They
claimed that Bishop Greene’s
remarks in the INSIGHT article
were not true, and questioned
whether they were made to mis-
lead the public.”

Mr and Mrs Cash claim the
Baptist authorities have been
in contempt of court for three
years, but nothing is being done
to enforce judicial orders.

They have also described the .

withdrawal of their attorney as

a “stalling tactic” aimed at
denying them their rights.

Last week, Bishop Greene
told INSIGHT: “Once Greg
calls me, we can move on from
there. All we need to do is get
together. It seems Greg is talk-
ing to everybody, but he is not
saying anything to me. I am
standing by in case he needs to
talk to me.”

The Tribune tried without
success to reach Bishop Greene
yesterday.

stop using religious leaders to settle labour disputes

Union chief:

® By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff.Reporter

THE National Congress of
Trade Unions said government
should stop appointing religious
leaders as arbitrators i in labour
disputes.

. NCTU chairman John Pinder
told The Tribune yesterday that
the PLP should take a pro-
active approach towards labour
issues, instead of calling upon
the church to mediate disputes.

Mr Pinder suggested that
government should consult
trade union federations like the
Trade Union Congress (TUC)
or the NCTU before religious
leaders are appointed as arbi-
trators.

In February, when officials of
the Bahamas Electrical Work-
ers Union (BEWU) issued
another threat to take industri-
al action should their concerns
remain unresolved, Bishop Neil
Ellis of Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Church was appointed

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Former Minister of Labour
Shane Gibson told reporters:
"We have been working along
with management and the union
to resolve these matters, but my

“understanding was that the arbi;

reached an agreement with the
union on most of the issues.’

Mr Gibson was speaking of
several long-standing concerns
that the BEWU had been rais-
ing.

In March, in an effort to
resolve key issues in the ongo-
ing dispute between the gov-
ernment and executives of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers,
the government named a con-
ciliator to address the concerns
of the union.

Bishop Ellis along with offi-
cials from the Ministry of Edu-
cation met with BUT executives
to prevent industrial action.

“I don’t not see that as a good
precedent,” Mr Pinder said.

He said that the job of reli-
gious leaders is to provide their



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“Yeaders are not objective when
assisting with the resolution of
trator — Bishop Neil Ellis — has, , x

members with “spiritual guid-
ance” and that unions are the
bodies designed to protect the
economic rights of workers.

He also claimed that religious

disputes.

“To some extent,” he said,

“the church tends to be more
politicised than impartial and I
would prefer for them to allow
the church to remain neutral.”
Pinder also claimed that gov-
ernment is “selective” when
choosing labour arbitrators.
“They always pick certain
religious leaders who they know
have an allegiance to them and
that’s not necessarily the best
thing to do,” Pinder added.
Pinder said that the labour
movement has many experi-
enced arbitrators that could be
used during a case of industrial
unrest, instead of calling on reli-
gious leaders.
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When will this reckless

Elder Stephen Sands

JAH ALOVE

TO ALL CITIZENS OF THE BAHAMALAND.
At this time when a General Election approaches, we in
O.S.PP. (Our Survivors Political Party) must now show
you shocking facts:-i) when P.L.P. first won government
and Sir Lynden took over from Sir Roland of U.B.P., there
was no National Debt - we never made ourselves Slaves to
Lenders!! Also ii) there was full employment! The U.B-P.
was able to convince the Money People to create jobs to hire
EVERVONE! So inntiasoed cua
How come now under, Rt. Hon. P.M. Christie and Ingraham,
unemployment is more than 10% more times than not???
And the Nationl Debt is over 2000 Million Dollars??”...........
way of
And in closing, we must note that Crime has truly risen
‘under your governments. These facts are strong aganist you.
These could make a stunning difference in the votes this
UME fiche eapnaenardnees
Maybe you all PL.P. and FN.M. Governments don’t have
enough heart and soul for eg. when are you all going to
return the sign-language, for the deaf citizens on Z.N.S. T.V.
during the News Report and Parliament Meetings?.................
and Servant
will carry O.S.PP. Banner. Any other voter can do so.

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m= Rev CB Moss is confident
that he will emerge victorious
in the general election and is
“overwhelmed” by the support
expressed for his independent
candidacy as he goes door to
door.

Rev Moss, after being denied
a candidacy for the area by the
PLP, split publicly with the par-












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tarting Bradley Roberts.

He said that he has not spo-
ken to Mr Roberts or Prime
Minister Perry Christie since the
tiff ended last week. The pastor
said however, that he does not
know if there is anything which
i needs to be reconciled among
them, especially on his part.

“They did what they thought
was in the best interest of them-
selves and the party. I am doing
what is in the best interest of
myself and the people of Bain
and Grants Town and that ends
it as far as I am concerned,”
said Rev Moss.

The Baptist preacher has
been accused of being bitter
over the fact that Dr Bernard
Nottage was chosen to be the
standard bearer for the PLP and
he in turn has accused the PLP
of being dishonest and under-
handed.

He brushed off the assertion
from members of his party that
he would not have been a good
choice as he did not command
as much support in Bain and
Grants Town as he would have
the public believe, simply saying
that it was “their version” of
the current situation.

“At the end of the day when
the votes are counted that
would determine where the sup-
port lies and how much support
I do have,” Rev Moss said.

Rev Moss said that for the
most part the people of Bain
and Grants Town have not only
seen him wearing
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friend and I believe that they
will continue to see me in that
light even when they go to the
polls and they will not vote for
me as an individual but they will
vote for themselves,” he said.

The people of the area, he
said, are more politically astute
and intelligent than many peo-
ple give them credit for.

“There is a mistaken belief
that once people are socio-eco-
nomically deprived that they
are ignorant and could be fed
anything and they could buy it.
I have never believed that. I
believe the outcome of the elec-
tion will prove that this is not
the case,” he said.

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and Grants Town Tourism
Development Board has been
a pet project of his.

Through it, he has hoped to
attract tourist dollars directly
into the inner city community.

One of the major concerns of
the people of the Bain and
Grants Town community, he
said, is economic empowerment
and he hopes to deliver this to
the people through this tourism
board.

However, he said, this initia-
tive, after 18 months of lobby-
ing, has not been supported by
the Ministry of Tourism.

“Initially I thought it was
because of a lack of vision on.
their part now I am not so sure
taken into consideration recent
events,” Rev Moss said.



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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 7

Neko Grant CB Moss



who have lost trust in PM Christie

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Lucaya MP
Neko Grant said that former
PLP Senator Rev C B Moss has
joined the thousands of
Bahamians who have lost trust
in Prime Minister Perry Christie
and the PLP government.

Rev CB Moss resigned last
week as vice president of the
Senate and a member of the
PLP. He said this came after
years of broken promises by Mr
Christie that he would be given
the PLP nomination for the
Bain and Grants Town con-
stituency.

Instead, Dr Bernard Nottage,
Minister of Health, has received
the nomination for Bain and
Grants Town, and Rev Moss is
now running as an independent
candidate for the area.

During the official opening
of his official headquarters in
the Lucaya, Mr Grant said that
Mr Christie and the PLP gov-
ernment cannot be trusted to
govern the country.



NEKO Grant

“Trust is a word that has been
tossed around in recent times
by that other party. Well, on
March 20, the Rev C B Moss,
past president of the Bahamas
Christian Council, a minister of
the Gospel, a PLP senator, vice
president of the Senate, told the

nation and the world that he
did not trust the right hon-
ourable Perry Christie and the
leadership of the PLP,” said Mr
Grant.

“No problem, CB, you are
simply now joining thousands
of Bahamians who don’t trust
the right honourable Perry G
Christie and the PLP to lead
and run this country.”

Mr Grant said that “it ain’t
long now” before the FNM
“roll the PLP out”. He stated
that the FNM’s record of trust is
well documented.

The Lucaya MP, noted that
between 1992 and 2002, the
FNM administration deepened
democracy by introducing pri-
vate radio stations, and
reformed the public sector by
introducing computers and
information technology to the
civil service.

He said they also prohibited
MPs from chairing public cor-
porations, and streamlined the
business licence application
process.

The FNM, he said, created a

Grant asks Lucaya for five more years

NEKO Grant, who has rep-
resented Lucaya for many
years, asked constituents to
renew his contract for another
five years.

Following the boundaries
change, the residents of polling
division 12 of the Eight Mile
Rock Constituency — from San-
ta Maria Drive on the east, East
Sunrise Highway on the north,
Yorkshire Drive on the west,
and Churchill Road on the
south — are now in Lucaya.

Mr Grant reminded con-
stituents that much was been
done to improve and upgrade
the area during his tenure.

He noted that with the assis-
tance of local government,



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been constructed and street
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He said also that road signs and
water pipes have been installed
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“My beloved constituents of
Lucaya, I ask you for another
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We, in the FNM is committed
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FREEPORT - The Grand
Bahama Health Services has
announced a number of activi-
ties in observance of World
Health Month from April 4 to
April 30. |

Marva Moxey, chairman of
World Health Month Commit-
tee, said this year’s theme for
World Health Day, which is cel-
ebrated‘on April 7, is “Interna-
tional health security — invest
in health, build a safer future.”

The Bahamas is a part of the
PanAmbrican Health Organi-
sation (WHO), which is the
regional representative for the
World Health Organisation.

@ THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce today
thanked two men who have contributed to the
“economy and business climate of the country:
American Ambassador John Rood, second from
left, and Bahamian attorney Branville McCartney,
third from left. The ambassador is preparing to
leave the Bahamas after his service as diplomat and
friend and McCartney stepped down from his post
as chairman of the chamber’s Crime Prevention

Committee after two years of bridging the gap
between commerce and law enforcement. Present
for the awards presentation were Dionisio

d’ Aguilar, first vice president, far left and Gershon
Major, second vice president of the Bahamas

“Chamber of Commerce.

‘International health security’ theme for April



Ms Moxey said that Dr Mar-
garet Chan, director general of
WHO, talked about increasing
global thieats to the health,
including SARS, avian flu,
HIV/AIDS, and humanitarian
emergencies in her World
Health Day message.

“When we listen to the theme
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She said the aims of the activ-
ities are to sensitise the com-
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Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

RUSSELL & PINDER’S
* FUNERAL HOME

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 - Freeport, Grand Bahamas

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MARY JANE YOUNG, 92

formerly of Cat Island, and a resident of#
13 Clarke Ave Freeport., Grand Bahama
will be held on Saturday March 31st at
2:00 pm at Tabnicle Baptist Church.
Settlers Way. Officiating will be Pastor
Alpheaus Woodside, assisted by Assistant
Pastor Howard Gardiner.

Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons,
Jude Young and Van "Duke" Nguyen;
one daughter, Rose Marie "Paddy"
Wildgoose; 2 Sister, Alice Roberts of
New Providence and Willabe Bullard of
Florida; one brother, Ernest Stubbs of
New York; 13 grand children, Monique,
Bethany, Elton, Angelo, Patrick, Judnera,
Jerome, Patrea, Niesba, Dukie Jr., Jamal,
Jameka and Magan; 22 great grand
children; 4 great great grand; 1 daughter-
in-law, Bridgette Young; 1 great grand
son-in-law, Rashad Tucker; adopted
children Roslyn "Tom" Appoleon, Johnny
Taylor, Cyril Mackey, Aaron Hanna Ron
and Meg Shane, George Thompson Marlo
Donato and Sidney Johnson; numerous
nieces, nephews and a host of other
‘relatives and friends including, Sgt. Phillip
‘Armbrister.

‘Family will receive friends at Russell's
and Pinder's Funeral Home, Eight Mile
Rock on Friday March 30th, 2007 from
1:00pm to 7:00pm and on Saturday March
31st from 12:30pm to Service time at the
‘Church.

Wulff Road & Pinedale
“Tek 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

Bed Lian SERVICE FOR

~ Renel
Auguste, 49

of Jumbey Street off
Florida Court will be
held at Our Lady's
Catholic Church,
Deveaux Street on
Saturday, March 31st
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THE TRIBUNE

FROM page one

opposition seems to think that
the PLP has sacrificed some of
their own people to save a
“choice few.”

One FNM campaign general
said that in his opinion the bound-
aries were cut to ensure victory
for Dr Bernard Nottage, Prime
Minister Perry Christie, Melanie
Griffin, and Neville Wisdom. He
claimed that they all had some
concerns even though they won
handsomely in the last election.

“The areas they represent now,

Boundaries

PLP. They noticed something
very significant in the registration
of voters. All of the core PLP
areas were the ones whose regis-
tration was always low,” the
opposition campaign general said.

This, he said, showed that the
PLP’s core support either was not
inspired to or just not interested
in registering.

“The Prime Minister, has had
one or two bad experiences when
he went into areas off East Street




where the guys literally told him
to get out of there,” the FNM
general claimed.

with ‘the exception of Bain and
Grants Town, has not been
behaving very well toward the

Smoking ban considered
FROM page one

first treaty in the history of WHO.

Some of the effects of the Bahamas’ participation in the treaty
were discussed yesterday in the sixth in a series of 10 or more
public consultations that will occur to educate the public — while also
soliciting feedback from stakeholders.

In addition to a ban on smoking in enclosed public places, some
of the other objectives of the treaty are: The use of price and tax
measures to reduce the demand for tobacco products; the protec-
tion of individuals from second-hand smoke; the regulation of the
contents of tobacco products; education initiatives to dissuade
current smokers — while also preventing new ones; and, a poten-
tial ban on advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products.

Dr Evaneth McPhee, medical officer in the department of pub-
lic health, said the government is in the process of ratifying the doc-
ument and new draft legislation has been created by the department
of legal affairs.

A ban on smoking indoors may be controversial in relation to the
hotel and restaurant sectors, as some may argue that such restric-
tions may make the Bahamas a less competitive tourist destination.

Many casino patrons smoke and casinos are the major revenue
earners in many resorts. A ban may be regarded, by some, as a
threat to the country’s number one industry.

Dr McPhee said the ministry acknowledges this concern. There-
fore, consultations will be held specifically with hoteliers just after
Easter.

So far, the ministry has had consultation sessions with mem-
bers of the media, unions, some small business people and local
enforcement agencies, such as the police and customs.

Dr McPhee said she does not expect significant opposition to the
initiative.

“Interestingly enough the opponents are very, very few. In fact,
I don’t think we have had any that have come out against it so far,”
she said.

During the discussion, concerns were expressed specifically for
the rights of workers — in casinos and bars, for example — who are
forced to inhale significant amounts of second-hand smoke on a dai-
ly basis. As a result, these persons are at elevated risk for pul-
monary conditions and lung cancer, because of the actions of oth-
ers.

Dr Mortimer Moxey, medical officer at NIB, said that he is
specifically aware of the deaths of two women non-smokers from
second-hand smoke in their homes. In each case, Dr Moxey said,
the husband of the deceased was a long-time smoker.

According to WHO, tobacco is the second major cause of death
in the world and it is currently responsible for the death of one in
every 10 adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths a year). If cur-
rent smoking patterns continue, WHO projects that the consump-
tion of tobacco products will cause some 10 million deaths each year
by 2020.

These projections reveal that half the people who smoke today
— that is about 650 million people — will eventually be killed by
tobacco.

The WHO treaty, which is now closed for signature, has been
signed by 168 countries.

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However, the PLP insider said |

that this was generally a rumour
started some months ago and that
it was “obvious to a blind man”
the prime minister enjoyed over-
whelming support in his con-
stituency.

“The truth be told, the FNM
should worry about some of their
sure seats. Montagu, St Anne’s
and Yamacraw don’t look the
same way they did in 2002 and
the constituency they fabricated
last election to get them what
they thought was a sure win, St
Margaret’s is totally gone ,” he
said.

Despite this, the FNM thinks
it has been handed St Anne’s and
Montagu on a silver platter.

“They took Blair out of St
Margaret’s and put it in Montagu.
Loretta (Butler-Turner, FNM
candidate for Montagu) only lost
by a few votes in the last election
and there were hundreds of per-
sons in that area who did not go
to the polls who were angry with
the FNM as well. Brent’s (Symon-
ette, FNM candidate for St
Anne’s) seat and Loretta’s seat
are giveaways,” one FNM gener-
al told The Tribune yesterday.

While he said that with or with-
out the boundary cuts, the cur-
rent Yamacraw MP Melanie Grif-
fin, would have retained her seat,
the PLP general said that now
she is “rooted” in the House of
Assembly.

“Minister Griffin is extremely
popular in Yamacraw and the
people there are hungry for the

kind of representation she brings
compared to the aloof personali-
ty they found in their last repre-
sentative,” he said.

The FNM general admitted
that PLP support has been solid-
ified in Yamacraw with the exten-
sion of the Yamacraw boundary
into Elizabeth Estates.

“They moved Yamacraw down
more into some of Elizabeth. It
may give (FNM candidate for
Yamacraw Pauline Cooper-
Nairn) somewhat of a challenge.
Then again a lot of people did
not vote in that area last time,”
the FNM campaigner said.

The PLP insider said that the
governing party had successfully
“jammed” the FNM and forced,
FNM candidate Hubert Minnis
to regroup after Delaporte was
transformed into Clifton and
Kilarney.

However, his counterpart in
the FNM said that the creation
of the two constituencies was a
“last ditch attempt” to save
Neville Wisdom.

“They say that the FNM had
overwhelming support in Dela-
porte.

“After they created Clifton and
Kilarney we figured that they
would have expected Minnis to
go to Clifton and leave Wisdom
running against an unknown. But
our strategy was to move Dr Min-
nis to where Neville is because
Dr Minnis has good recognition
and that leaves two newcomers
running in Clifton,” the FNM
general said.

Daniel Smith inquest

FROM page one

Court that could include the order to have jurors fill out special
questionnaires to prove they are unbiased.

However, Public Prosecutions Director Bernard Turner, who is
leading the case for the Crown, argued that the date of the start of
the inquest was widely publicised and that Mr Stern’s counsel
could have brought their constitutional concerns to the attention of
the Supreme Court at anytime in the last few months rather than at
the “eleventh hour.”

Magistrate Gomez, during the court’s morning session, denied Mr
McKinney’s request to stay the jury selection until after the appli-
cation had been heard by the Supreme Court.

Within a few minutes the magistrate selected the names of sev-
en women jurors from a jury box of 12 potential jurors. .

He advised them not to be influenced by any news coverage,
rumours or gossip that they might hear about the case

However, in yesterday’s afternoon session lawyer Wayne Munroe

told the chief magistrate that he did not intend to participate in the’

court’s proceedings because he had already been firmly persuaded
that the Coroner’s Court could not provide the parties with a rem-
edy in this case.

“Once you have filed a constitutional motion you cannot take fur-
ther steps in a proceedings,” Mr Munroe said.

“We are not here to participate in these proceedings or debate the
constitutional motion, other than at a court in the Supreme Court.”

Mr Turner suggested that the constitutional motion could be
heard before the Supreme Court on Friday.

However, Mr Munroe said that he could not sign a “certificate of
urgency” in the matter because the Chief Justice Burton Halls
practice directions did not allow it.

“It would be disingenuous for me to lead you down a path that
you cannot go, your worship,” Mr Munroe added.

Chief Magistrate Gomez adjourned the matter to April 4th and
11th to give both parties sufficient time to argue the merits of the
application before a Supreme Court judge.

The Chief Magistrate also said he would decide which parties
were “properly interested persons” in the matter when the case
resumes next week.

“And hopefully we will have this matter finished before Christ-
mas,” Mr Gomez said.

In addition to the proceedings in the Coroner’s Court yesterday,
Mr Stern’s lawyers also filed an appeal in the continuing paternity
battle over Ms Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn. The DNA results
were expected to be released on April 3, however, Mr Stern’s
appeal may delay the hearing.

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Processing incentive payments, overtime, etc.
Administration of staff uniforms

Assisting with salary processing and related journals
Assisting with pension administration

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three sons, Renel Jr., Jermole and Jermaine;
one brother, Stanislas; one sister, Mrs.
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brother-in-law, Jean Marie Rene; three
sisters-in-law, Louise Macula and Julie
Auguste and Zette Termil; four uncles,
Lee, Lucien, Jean and Ricot St. Gerard;
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 11






a PICTURED left to right is -Tolin Conway, senior vice-president and general manager; Boyd



Wright of Arkansas; George Markantonis, President and managing director of Kerzner

International Bahamas

THE first guest of the new
ultra-luxurious 600 room all-
suite resort, The Cove Atlantis,
was greeted by a welcoming
team of senior executives led
by George Markantonis, presi-
dent and managing director of
Kerzner. International on
Wednesday.

The quiet yet historic opening
signified a giant step, a
spokesman for Kerzner said, as

the company has once again °

raised the bar among distinc-
tive resort destinations.

Markantonis said: “At
7.50am this morning, Boyd
Wright of Arkansas became
our first official guest to check
into The Cove Atlantis. His
family will join him later on
today. He was interviewed by
Kerzner Today and took many
pictures with us. And he was
completely awed by the beauty
of the place and his whole first
impression.”

(Photo: Joshua Yentis/Blue Wave Imaging)

New Atlantis resort
welcomes first guest

The company’s president
told his team, “Our newest
resort is now Officially open!
We should all be very, very
proud.”

The Cove Atlantis features
designs by acclaimed interior
architects Jeffrey Beers and













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On your recent nomination and
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endeavours as you seek to further

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National

park
FROM page one

Among these, herons,
egrets, ibises and cormorants
can all be spotted.

In total, over 103 species
of bird have been identified
within the bounds of the
park, which consists of a
large pond area, pine trees,
broad-leaf woodland and
mangroves, said BNT presi-
dent Glenn Bannister.

Prime Minister Christie
said that the park signifies
“another major step in insti-
tutionalising the preservation
of wetlands and making them
more appealing and under-
stood by Bahamians."

Furthermore, both Mr
Christie and Mr Carey point-
ed to the park as a site not
only for Bahamians to enjoy,
but one step in a necessary
move towards diversifying
the Bahamian tourism prod-
uct.

"We are obliged to ensure
that we review the product
that people coming to these
shores will be exposed to,"
said the Prime Minister, after
pointing out that travellers
increasingly have “cultural
and ecological" interests in
mind.

In light of this, Mr Christie
said, there is going to be a
"massive intervention in the
tourism product in the
islands."

The park will also allow
Bahamians greater access to
their environmental heritage,
and consequently, a greater
appreciation of its beauty
and the need for its preser-
vation.



ssi ag ee |
@ DEPUTY Executive Director of the Bahamas National
Trust Lynn Gape along with Leslie Miller, Minister of Agri-
culture and Marine Resources, looks on as Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie and Glenn Bannister, President of the National



Trust cuts the ribbon at the official opening.
(Photos: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

"Martin Luther King when
in Bimini was in the man-
groves and he raised the
question...that if anyone
doubted that there is a God
they should be present there
and then with him to see
nature in its fullest splen-
dor," said Mr Christie.

"Bahamians must get to
know and to believe that, and
the only way we're going to
get to know and believe it is
to have this kind of experi-
ence," he said.

The park further takes on
significance at the supra-
national level, allowing the
Bahamas to begin fulfilling
its responsibility as signato-
ries to certain UN conven-
tions, by furthering the
preservation of biodiversity
and protecting wetlands with-
in the Bahamian islands, not-
ed BNT Deputy Director

Recent violence

FROM page one

body "when a weapon was discharged" while a 21 year old was hit

in the hand.

Both men were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The 22 year old subsequently died. Police have not yet classified

the death.

Shots rang out again on Wednesday, with two more gun attacks,

and a stabbing.

At around 8am, a 23 year old from: Podoleo Street was shot in
both legs by a man he knew. The shooting took place in the area of
Larry's Pub on Cordeaux Avenue and Key West Street.

He is currently in hospital in stable condition.

Later, at 5pm an 18 year old was stabbed several times, again by

someone he knew.

Then at 11pm, a 21 year old fell victim to two men in the John
Street area. One stabbed him in the abdomen, while the other

shot him in the leg.

Both of the victims are being treated in hospital where they are
reported to be in serious condition.

FROM page one

understand to be responsible
for Homeland Security in the
United States of America, has
repeatedly admonished as to
the inadvisability of discussing
port security matters in the
media. It is therefore unfortu-
nate that the ambassador has
continually found it desirable
to do so”.

The statement added that the
public should be aware that the
ministry is “committed to ensur-
ing the highest standards” in

airport security and as soon as |

the recommendations of the
task force are in hand, will seek

Airport
to implement the same on an
immediate basis.

Ambassador Rood had made
his comments while addressing
the media after his farewell lun-
cheon at the British Colonial
Hilton on Wednesday, saying,
“I wish the security at the air-
port would not be where it is
right now. I wish it was better, I
wish we would have seen
improvements in the past two
and a half years and quite hon-
estly we have not seen any
improvements, but government
right now is very serious about
at”,

Ingraham hits out
at PLP campaign

FROM page one

contesting 39 of the 41 constituencies in the general election.
The only seats the PLP will not contest are Bamboo Town and

Long Island-Ragged Island.

The FNM will be contesting 41 of the seats.
When referring to the PLP’s candidates last night, Mr. Ingraham

Lynn Gape.

Mr Carey described the
boardwalk and observation
deck as "just a microcosm"
of what the BNT wishes to
do in the area.

Further plans, funds allow-
ing, include continuing the
boardwalk throughout the
park, as well as providing
hiking trails, informative sig-
nage, a visitors' centre, and
kayaking routes.

In total, once finished, the
project is estimated to even-
tually cost up to $2.8million.

Mrs Gape said that, with
Nassau becoming increasing-
ly populated, there need to
be "more areas where peo-
ple can go and experience the
outdoors, experience and see
wildlife."

"So that is one of the rea-
sons that it is important," she
said.

’

FROM page one

them trying to involve the Rev
Dr Charles Saunders, a very
dear and good friend, a fellow
Exumian, someone who has
always been very polite and
courteous both to Mr Coakley
and myself. Dr Saunders has
stayed above the partisan polit-
ical fray and he encourages
excellence in performance. |
was saddened when he was
drawn into this,” he said.

The former PLP MP has
caused significant controver-
sy in PLP circles by consider-
ing a run against the party for
the Exuma seat. Mr Smith was
a representative for the area
for nearly 30 years. Sources
have indicated that he still has
significant support within the
constituency. Consequently, if
he does run, it is believed he
will split the PLP vote, giving
the FNM candidate, Joshua
Sears, a better chance of vic-
tory.

However, Mr Smith should
not be ruled out as a con-
tender to win the seat if he
does run. In addition to hold-
ing the seat for nearly 30
years, Mr Smith was re-elected
on two occasions, in 1987 and
1992, after his resignation

15

from the Pindling cabinet in
the fallout from accusations in
the 1984 Commission of
Inquiry into drugs which con-
cluded that he had accepted
funds from known drug smug-
glers.

Mr Smith stated that his
decision to run, or not, will be
based on what is best for Exu-
ma.

The former PLP MP has
previously stated that he has
been approached by numer-
ous significant stakeholders in
Exuma, who desire to see him
represent the constituency
again.

Mr Smith’s desire, initially,
was to run under the PLP ban-



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~ George Smith has not -
‘yet ruled out running as
- independent candidate

ner in a second Exuma seat.
With the island’s economic
growth on the island as a
result of the Four Seasons
Resort, it is projected that the
island chain’s population will
surpass 10,000 in the next few
years. Consequently, Mr
Smith was a strong advocate
that two seats be created, so
that the constituents will
receive the strong representa-
tion they deserve.

However, government left
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said: “They are well known to the Bahamian public as members of
the most ineffectual, conflicted, scandal-ridden and compromised
government our country has had to endure since the achievement
of Majority Rule in 1967.”

“They promised an ethical government; instead we have a gov-
ernment without principles or moral compass,” Mr. Ingraham said.

The FNM leader said the government’s development strategy
rests on a completely misguided policy of land sales and concessions.

Left in place, he said, this strategy will negatively influence the
social and cultural development of the Bahamian people.

“The foreign sale of Bahamian land during the FNM’s entire ten
years in office amounted to $605 million. The then opposition crit-
icized our land policy as the selling of the Bahamas.

“Within the last five years under their misguided and unplanned
strategy of development, the PLP has presided over the sale of more
than $1 billion of Bahamian land. This sale of land to foreigners is
the principal source of the growth in external reserves of which they
now boast, and which they are busily frittering away,” Mr. Ingraham
said.

Mr. Ingraham also said the retirement of former Prime Minister
Sir Lynden Pindling was good for the Bahamas.

“It was good for our parliament, and it was good for Perry
Christie and the PLP,” Mr. Ingraham told supporters.

“It was Perry Christie’s decision to recommend to Sir Lynden that
he move sooner rather than later to his retirement. That is what he
said. Those are words out of Perry Christie’s own mouth,” Mr
Ingraham said.

In respect to the PLP’s claim that he has been “double dipping”
by receiving a prime minister’s pension and a salary, he said: “I
receive that which the former Prime Minister received, no more, no
less.”

Mr. Ingraham said that during the course of the FNM’s campaign
he will have more opportunities to “stuff more of Perry Christie’s
own words down his throat.”

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Eldest Castro
Says younger —
brother Fidel —
doing well
eight months —
after surgery

m@ HAVANA

RAMON Castro said
Wednesday that his younger
brother Fidel was doing very
well almost eight months after
surgery, but jokingly dodged
reporters’ questions about
whether the leader would soon
appear in public, according to
Associated Press.

“He’s in one piece,” the 82-
year-old Ramon said of 80-year-
old Fidel as he toured a cattle-
men’s fair and rodeo with his
good friend John Parke Wright,
a Florida cattleman. “These
Castros are strong!”

Ramon Castro is a longtime
farmer and rancher who has
never served in a major gov-
ernment position. Wearing a
white guayabera dress shirt,
brown slacks and a cowboy hat,
he looked a lot like his younger
brother Fidel, with the same
Romanesque profile and thin-
ning white beard.

Puffing on a cigar as reporters
trailed him at the fair, Ramon
joked when asked if Fidel would
appear in public soon.

“Calm down; don’t make
wrinkles that no one is going to
iron out later!” the elder Castro
said, eliciting laughter.

Bolivian President Evo
Morales said this month that he
expects Fidel Castro will soon
return to public life — perhaps
even the presidency — by April
28, when a meeting of several
regional leaders is planned in
Havana.

Fidel Castro temporarily ced-
ed power to his younger broth-
er Raul, the 75-year-old defence
minister, on July 31 after
announcing he had undergone
intestinal surgery. He has not*
appeared in public since.

Fidel’s health condition and
his exact ailment are state
secrets, but he is commonly
believed to suffer from diver-
ticular disease, a weakening of
‘the walls of the colon common
in older people. __



_ Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre’s

Sign Castro may be recovering
_as he assails US biofuel policies

m HAVANA

FIDEL Castro lashes out
against US biofuel plans in an
op-ed piece published Thurs-
day, a sign Cuba’s 80-year-old
leader may be taking a more
active role in public affairs after
months sidelined by a still
undisclosed illness, according
to Associated Press.

The article is written in the
same kind of apocalyptic style
Castro typically adopts when
discussing the impact of US
international policies on devel-
oping nations, and there was
no reason to doubt he was the
author.

President Bush’s support for
using crops to produce ethanol
for cars could deplete food
stocks in developing nations,
the article in the Communist
Party daily Granma asserts.

The headline reads: “Con-
demned to Premature Death
by Hunger and Thirst more
than 3 Billion People of the
World.”

“This isn’t an exaggerated
number; it is actually cautious,”
says the article distributed by e-
mail early Thursday to inter-
national correspondents by for-
eign ministry officials.

As in some shorter messages
signed by Castro in the eight
months since he fell ill, the piece
does not seem aimed at dis-
pelling rumours about his health,
but rather at drawing attention

to his stand on world affairs.

It was unclear what the mes-
sage means in terms of Castro’s
future role in domestic affairs.

In recent weeks, Bolivian
President Evo Morales and sev-
eral senior Cuban officials have
indicated that Castro could
soon take a more active role in
public affairs and may even
return to the presidency.

Castro temporarily ceded
power to his younger brother
Raul, the 75-year-old defense
minister, on July 31 after
announcing he had undergone
intestinal surgery. He has not
appeared in public since.

Morales recently. said from
Bolivia that he expects to see
Castro in public on April 28
during a meeting in Havana
with presidents celebrating a
regional trade and co-opera-
tion pact.

Castro’s condition and his
exact ailment are a state secret
but he is widely believed to suf-
fer from diverticular disease,
which causes a weakening in
the walls of the colon.

His older brother Ramon
Castro told reporters Wednes-
day that Fidel was doing very
well but dodged questions
about whether he would soon
appear in public. “He’s in one
piece,” Ramon Castro, 82, said
of Fidel as he toured a cattle-
men’s fair and rodeo. “These
Castros are strong!”

In his Thursday article, Fidel

Mi RAMON Castro, the eldest brother of Cuba’s President Fidel Castro, looks at a rooster

during the 12th Boyeros Cattleman’s Fair in Havana on Wednesday. Ramon Castro said
Wednesday his younger brother Fidel was doing very well almost eight months following surgery,
but joked and dodged reporters’ questions about whether the leader would soon

appear in public as expected.

Castro quotes extensively from
a Washington-datelined story
by The Associated Press
reporting on a meeting Mon-
day. between Bush and US
automakers and their com-
ments about using corn to cre-
ate ethanol as an alternative to
fossil fuels.

“The sinister idea of con-
verting food into combustible
was definitively established as
the economic line of the for-
eign policy of the United
States,” he writes.

The Cuban leader notes that
Cuba has also experimented
with extracting ethano! from

(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

sugarcane.

But if rich nations decide to
import huge amounts of tradi-
tional food crops such as corn
from developing countries to
help meet their energy needs, it
could have disastrous conse-
quences for the world’s poor,
Castro writes.

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‘Gentle, simple’ nun could lead to sainthood for John Paul

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THE French nun whose tes-
timony of a mystery cure from
Parkinson’s disease could
prompt the Roman Catholic
Church to beatify Pope John
Paul II is a gentle, simple
woman who is “deeply moved”
by what has happened to her, a
priest who knows her said
Thursday, according to Associ-
ated Press.

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identity had been kept quiet
until Wednesday, when a French
newspaper published her name.
Some of her colleagues in the
church were still reluctant Thurs-
day to talk much about her.
But the Rev. Robert Aliger,
a spokesman for the Diocese
of Aix-en-Provence, described
a humble nun who went
through an “incredible” expe-
rience — an unexplained recov-
ery from Parkinson’s after she
and her community of nuns




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prayed to John Paul.

“All those that knew her
before and after see clearly that
she is cured,” he said in a tele-
phone interview.

The diocese in south-east
France finished its yearlong
investigation into the nun’s
claims last week and will pre-
sent its conclusions in Rome.

Its investigation was based
on medical records, blood-test
results, X-rays and doctors’
reports, “so that the bishop can

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present a solid dossier in
ome,” Aliger said.

"It’s a voluminous dossier,”
he said. “There are five boxes —
I saw them - of originals and a
big box of X-rays.”

» The nun “had tears in her
eyes” at the closing session of
the investigation, he added.

“She is a gentle, reserved
woman,” he said. “She is a very
simple, very ordinary person
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The nun also underwent a psy-
chiatric evaluation and had her
handwriting analysed, since a
change in handwriting is a classic
symptom of Parkinson’s disease,
the Rome-based cleric spear-
heading her cause, Monsignor
Slawomir Oder, said this week...

Normally, psychiatric evalu- ©

ations are not typical for church
investigations into purported
miracles, but Oder said church
officials wanted to be particu-

_larly sure in this case.

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We. have responded by. improving
our customer phone service to not

only accommodate emergency calls



Phones. are manned by. the customer service

24 hour telephone number, now
available for the entire. island to call: 352-8411.

| but general billing inquiries to our

department from 8am to 10pm and late at night, for.

emergencies, these calls are routed to our main
plant.

Customer Call. Centre, which will be available to our

customers 24 hours a'day and will help you with any



billing, service. or. peeraeny needs,”

ree otras they pe bes.

may now also pay your power

Commonwealth
Caribbean
Bank of Canada and Scotiabank.

Bank,

International,

First



We have also upgraded our website service so that

you can make a service request on line 24 hours-a-.

day. This form is easy to fill out and is accessible on -

our website or directly at:

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cheque drop ‘box at our
Grand Bahama Port Authority Building. Cheques are
removed from the drop box at 8:30 a.m. each

. weekday for processing that day.

Estimating bills: since 2002 we have worked to
decrease the number of estimated bills we send

out. In 2002 we estimated 7% of our billings,

currently we estimate only 1% of our bills. All

estimated bills are automatically adjusted to reflect
the actual consumption at the next reading of your
meter. During hurricanes or emergency situations,
we redeploy meter readers in order to swiftly
address service restoration and other emergency
repair duties, at which time, service restoration and

emergency duties take priority over meter reading.



This summer, we will officially open our

on line with these local banks:

a hoe ‘pole. replaced’ in the

Royal

Due to Increased investment in system upgrades in
2006, service interruptions have decreased by 70%
and we are proud to report that the actual minutes
that. customers are without power have been greatly
reduced. Here are some of the areas we focused on
in 2006:

NEIGHBORHOOD POLE UPGRADES

Grand Bahama Power
Company spent

$1 million in 2006 on a
major neighborhood pole
replacement program.
Over 551 power poles
were replaced in local
. communities: Pioneers
f Loop. 1, 2, & 3; Coral
Reef*'13 2, & 3; Caravel
Beach;
Mayfi el
Back of Town, Freeport.



“Back-of-Town” Freeport.

The upgrade in these communities represented

an investment of $600 per house. Customers

in these areas are receiving improved power

supply and service calls have been reduced by
99%.

‘One of our customers, Mr, Shane Williams, a

resident in one of the improved neighborhoods
said:

>

& 6 I have lived here for 10 years,
and before the hurricanes | had
problems but now with the new
system...1 am very satisfied with

' the service | receive. Fe

IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PEEL
STREET. GENERATING PLANT —



At the company’s Peel Street generating plant,
we made an investment of $700,000 to improve
reliability on one of our largest generating units.
We engaged specialists in boiler operations to work
on this unit, a 40 mega watt steam generator. The
investment has resulted in improved reliability and
fewer service interruptions as the unit has not
suffered any further disruption of service but in fact,

has remained in continuous operation since then.

ahama. Terrace; |
Park and the

POWER UPGRADES FOR SUBSTATIONS
Freeport’s four substations were completely
transformed by local Bahamian’ engineers
and line staff with the assistance of two
international engineering specialists. The

substation project, which was completed in-

just under a year, represents an investment of
$ 2.5 million in equipment and new technology
In order to reduce the impact of high frequency
swings. caused by Industrial usage. It included
the installation of larger transformers which

will assist in ensuring reliable supply to local

business and homes:during our peak summer

season.

Derek King, Director of Transmission and Distribution shows

some of the upgrades at the Freeport sub stations.



A senior employee takes new Grand Bahama Power Co.
trainee on a weekly substation visual check.



As part of the y substation uparadae, old breakers (left)
were replaced at each substation with state of the art

— equipment (right).

THE COST OF ELECTRICITY
Grand Bahama Power generates electricity-using fuel
oil. The cost of this fuel is determined by the price
of oil in the world market. In order to try and ease the
impact of rising oil prices on our customers, Grand
Bahama Power Company buys its fuel in bulk from
major fuel suppliers so that we can reduce the cost
to our customers. The company strives to operate
efficiently and keep its non-fuel costs stabilised. We
have been successful in controlling our prices, as
Grand Bahama Power Company’s prices are among
the lowest in the Caribbean.

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The 2006 hurricane season was quiet for the
Northern Bahamas which gave us the opportunity
to reinforce our hurricane preparedness plan to
better serve our customers during the approaching

hurricane season.



Pictured above is a fully stocked Grand Bahama Power
Co. yard with poles and transformers, ready for any
impending hurricane damage.

After the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, we replaced.
“over 2,000 power poles: on the company’s
transmission and distribution system. These new
-.. poles have been strengthened to withstand 150
.t.mph winds. Grand Bahama Power Company has
‘also implemented a Geographical Information
System (GIS), that manages data and tracks poles
for maintenance, providing our crews with unique
information on required parts for each pole before

_ line crews are deployed. The process greatly speeds.
"-. up maintenance schedules and improves response

'- times in restoring service to our customers.

Pictured are damages sustained to power infrastructure
'. during past hurricanes.

During the last few hurricanes, our employees
significantly extended themselves to serve
customers in disaster conditions. To better facilitate
“our employee development and ensure quicker
responses to our customers, the company has
-.sinvested over $250,000 in safety training and other
‘related training activities. We have made a further
investment in employees that have joined our skilled

. line crews. These new team members are currently
~ involved in a new in-house training programme that
emphasises better support for hurricane relief efforts.



‘Grand Bahama Power Co. vigilantly making repairs to
power lines, after 2005 hurricanes.

Additionally, new relationships have been forged and
existing relationships strengthened withinternational
companies to provide assistance during hurricane
restoration efforts. The companies from the United
States, Canada, Caribbean, as well as the Bahamas
"+ Electricity Company will provide additional line
crews, special technical expertise and equipment.
'- We have also trained twelve employees to form
:‘. hurricane assessment teams. Each crew, comprised
of two employees, will be the company’s immediate
-.on-the-ground assessment teams and will assess
the damage to the system following a hurricane.





FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 15



In 2006, two outstanding ladies were selecte
employees by the Grand Bahama Power C
Recognition Committee for their efforts at
our company’s future bright.

Joanne Sands has be
the company for over 2
and is currently Con
Secretary to the Presiden
Ms. Sands was describe
â„¢ colleagues as a professio
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orkers in Phase 2

Government and Prime Minister ‘show they’re serious about encouraging Bahamian
entrepreneurs’ by approving cruise/tourism-related Nassau Water Ferries project

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

fully Bahamian-owned

investment project could

“possibly double” the 60

employees it is initially

planning to hire when it
starts phase two, The Tribune was told
yesterday, with the Government sig-
nalling it is “serious about encouraging
Bahamians” by approving in principle
the development for the western end of
Paradise Island.

Khaalis Rolle, the principal owner of
Nassau Water Ferries, said Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie had agreed to sign-off
on the company’s proposal to provide a
beach-day facility catering to hotel and
cruise tourists on the western end of Par-
adise Island, ending a 14-month

Land purchases for
new port road done

approvals process.

Mr Rolle said his project’s approval
“signals that they [the Government] are
becoming serious about encouraging
Bahamians and providing good, high-
value opportunities for Bahamians who
do not have a previous track record of
large-scale investment”

He added: “I’m really happy. I think
it’s [the approval] the | veginning of the
end of a long journey.”

Vincent Peet, minister of financial ser-
vices and investment, confirmed to The
Tribune that the Nassau Water Ferries
project had been approved in principle,
adding that “the details «re being worked
out now”.

The minister added that the project
and other Bahamian-owned ones like it
were “critically important” to both the
Government and this nation’s economy.



@ KHAALIS ROLLE
(FILE photo)

Mr Peet said of the Nassau Water Fer-
ries proposal: “It will be the primary
example of the policy of empowering
young Bahamians like Khaalis Rolle,
who will inspire others............. C

The Nassau Water Ferries develop-
ment, which had initially targeted 16
acres at the western end of Paradise
Island to provide a getaway for cruise
passengers just five minutes away from
Nassau’s main cruise terminal, aims to
fill a market niche for adventure tours,
excursions and sightseeing that encom-
passes the city’s waterfront culture and
history.

The major cruise lines in the past have
criticised the Bahamas and Nassau for
not offering enough different, new and
exciting tours and attractions, a senti-
ment that is not agreed with by Bahamas-
based shore providers.

Nevertheless, Mr Rolle said the nature
of the activities proposed by Nassau
Water Ferries would help to fill any per-
ceived gap.

“When you go back to some of the
comments made by the cruise lines,
they’re very excited by having these tours
and excursions in Nassau, and this is
doing exactly that,” Mr Rolle said. “What
we do'add to the equation is that it’s dif-
ferent and exciting.

“We’re looking at employing up to 60
people in Phase I, and possibly doubling
that in Phase II.”

Nassau Water Ferries’ affiliate,
Bahamas Undersea Adventure, has
already started operations and been in
business for two weeks, Mr Rolle added,

SEE page 8B

US wants partner arrangement on Bahamas airspace



_ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Government has
announced that, via compulsory
acquisition, it has taken posses-
sion of land in New Providence
that will be used for the new road
serving the relocated port facili-
ties in southwestern New Provi-
dence, paving the way for the
redevelopment of that part of the
island and two multi-billion
tourism developments.

The Prime Minister’s office ,

earlier this week issued a govern-
ment notice that the land had
been appropriated by the Minis-
ter responsible for the acquisition
and disposition of Lands (the
Prime Minister) for “the public
purpose, namely construction, of
public roads and for uses related
thereto.”

In the notice, the Office of the
Prime Minister said that posses-
sion of the land should be
obtained before payment is made
to the rightful claimants.

The notice is dated March 16,
2007. According to the notice, the
Government is looking to acquire
14 plots of land near the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC)
Power Line Reserve and its sur-
rounding areas for-the new port
road.

Charles Klonaris, the Nassau

Move paves way for
Albany, South Ocean
projects as well as
downtown Nassau
redevelopment

Tourism and Development
Board’s chairman, said that while
the land purchases were another
major step in the port redevelop-
ment and transformation of

waterfront Nassau and downtown _

Bay Street, it did not mean that
Bahamians can expect to see con-
struction of the new road anytime
soon.

“But it is another major stu p
and milestone for this projeci,
he added.

Mr Klonaris said the joint pub-
lic-private taskforce working on
the new port was still awaiting
the business plan for the port pio-
ject, being drawn up by Ducth
consultants Ecorys-Liviense,
which is expected some time this
summer, before any work can »e
done.

However, Mr Klonaris noted
that they will begin to conduct
rock and soil testing in the area to
determine the best way to con-

SEE page 5B

Government moves to grant
land to BAIC’s business tenants

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government has started
to convey land titles in the BAIC-
owned Soldier Road Industrial
Park to a select group of tenants,
the minister of financial services
and investments yesterday telling
The Tribune that the move was
designed to aid business expan-
sion plans and empower small
Bahamian firms and entrepre-
neurs.

Vincent Peet said the Govern-
ment had “started to convey”
land titles to businesses such as
Holiday Ice, Chelsea’s Choice
and Bapak, who had a long his-
tory as tenants in the Soldier
Road Industrial Park and could
“justify and qualify” for this based
on the investments they had
made in their firms over the past
20 years.

All three businesses were being
considered for this initiative, giv-
en their long track records and
financial wherewithal.

The minister said the move was
designed to give long-standing
tenants “ownership” of their
properties and land, rather than

just being BAIC tenants.

“It helps Holiday Ice aid
Bapak and gives them the opper-
tunity to expand,” Mr Peet said.
He added that Bapak was now
producing PVC pipes, and gov-
ernment agencies, such as the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
and the Bahamas Electricity C:\r-
poration (BEC), had agreed ‘to
use the company’s products atid
encourage the Bahamian private
sector to do the same.

“It’s part of the empowerm::nt
process the Government | us
embarked on,” Mr Peet said,
referring to the administratio 1's
policy of attempting to enco'r-
age Bahamian ownership and
investment in this nation’s econ-
omy.

Greater Bahamian ownership,
small business growth and an
increase in the number of entre-
preenurs is being sought in a hid
to give Bahamians a greater shire
of the ‘economic pie’.

Increasing the level of Bahaini-
an ownership may also bring
more economic stability, as sich
businesses will be ‘here to stiy’
and not run away when hit by
events such as hurricanes.

Bahamas could earn $30-$40m per annum from taking control, but Rood says US support a must

li By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) is willing to enter a partnership agree-
ment with the Government that would allow
the Bahamas to assume control of its air space
and collect millions of dollars in revenue, as
the US agency serves in a supporting role.

Outgoing US Ambassador John Rood said
this week that the FAA had proposed a part-
nership where even though the Bahamas
would take over its air space, the US agency
would work as a contractor or partner in man-
agement of Bahamian air space.

“This would involve some training of
Bahamians. It would involve involving them in

the process, but it would énsure that the nec-

essary capital investments to properly manage
the air space are in place, the expertise, the
training, the maintenance and on and on,”
Mr Rood said.

“T have no doubt about the ability of the
Bahamian people or the air traffic controllers
to do the job, but it’s a lot of responsibility all
at once. We’re hoping that through a part-
nership agreement it can be transitioned, and
we can both participate and benefit from the
arrangement so the Bahamas can benefit
financially by having control over their air-
space. Yet they would also have the assur-
ance and the comfort level that the FAA,
with its years of experience, is their partner in
operating it.”

The Ambassador said this arrangement was
crucial to the US for a number of reasons.

“One, the air space extends within miles
of our border, and knowing what is going on in
this airspace is very important to the ey .
of our country,” Mr Rood said.

“Secondly, who is in that air space? Amer-
icans by far are the largest single group that is
in that air space, and the safety of those Amer-
icans is very important to us. So knowing that
there is the proper equipment, maintenance
and training is very important.”

Mr Rood said he is confident this will be
seen as a “win-win arrangement”, but he

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Employee motivation
must not be ignored

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is probably your
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them well. A motivated employ-
ee will be more productive, and
more likely to treat your cus-
tomers well. If you are quick to
blame your staff for every prob-
lem, have a high level of absen-
teeism, high shrinkage and high
labour turnover in your business,
make sure you start implement-
ing some of the following sys-
tems:

The first system you need is a
system for communication. It’s
hard to motivate your workforce
if you don’t-communicate with
them. Use a variety of methods
to communicate, such as meet-
ings, telephone calls, formal and
informal discussions, forums,

awards, newsletters, confidential
surveys and welcome packs.to
communicate.

Communication is a three-way
street. First, you can communi-
cate downwards by telling your
employees what is going on in
the company. Keep them
informed so they are singing off
the same song sheet. Second, you
can communicate upwards by
creating processes that allow
employees to communicate with
management. Then listen to what
they have to say. You can avoid a
lot of grievances by implementing
processes for upward communi-
cation. And finally, you can com-
municate sideways by getting dif-
ferent departments to spend time
with each other, working in each
other’s departments to foster a
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departments and branches.

The second system you need
is a system for enjoyment. There
is nothing like having fun as a
team to build morale and rein-
force team spirit. Look for ways
of injecting fun at work:

* Have a procedure for creat-
ing fun activities. Have steak
outs, office parties and away days
to motivate your staff. Make
training seminars fun and inven-

ve.

* Have a procedure for flexi
time. Allow some flexibility in
the system for those employees
who need to pick up their chil-

dren from school, or have
unavoidable commitments in
their lives. Try not to have meet-
ings at ungodly hours if your key
employees are women who have
their families to care for.

* Have a procedure for work-
ing hours. Don’t encourage
workaholism, as this is counter-
productive. Working till 8pm six
days a week is not a good way to
build morale.

The third system you need is a
system for Rewards. While pay is
not always the motivating factor,
poor remuneration can often be
demotivating. Try and base your
rewards scale at the higher end of
market rates to attract the bright-
est people to your company:

* Have a procedure for bonus-
es by rewarding exceptional per-
formance with bonuses. Make
sure you also reward back-office
staff, such as administration and

accounting. Have a procedure for
Pay & Commission Structure by
rewarding performance, ability
and customer service, not length
of service, education or seniority.
Also, have a procedure for cre-
ating and monitoring a competi-
tive benefits package.

* Implement a profit share.
Share company profits with your
staff on a regular basis, at least
twice a year. It’s no point waiting
a year for a profit share, as that is
too far in the future to be moti-
vating. Show them statements of
what the company made, com-
pared to target, and give a break-
down. The more you give out
your profit share, the more your
staff will see it as an extra.

* Implement a competition
scheme. This can be a good way
to motivate, but make sure you
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raffle - to encourage the most
entries.

* Also, try implementing a sug-
gestion scheme. A properly-for-
mulated suggestion scheme can
reward initiative, improve your
business processes, and can be
good for motivation.

The fourth system you need is
a system for recognition. Make
sure you build recognition into
your system, as it is one of the
cheapest ways of building moti-
vation, yet so few businesses do
it.

* Have a process for writing
letters. Thank employees for
exceptional service, or achieve-
ment, and when they have a great
idea. Recognise departments
when they have had a great
month, or when they keep their
areas tidy. Also, implement a

‘ procedure for awarding badges

that reward top performance.

* Have a process for remember

"birthdays. Supply a birthday card

and a cake to your members of
staff on their birthdays. Have a
system for recognising long-time
employees. Make a fuss of people
who have been five years in your
company; take them out to lunch
and make them feel special. Do
the same for each five-year
anniversary.

* Have a procedure of man-
agement by walking around.
Make the time to walk around
your office; the areas where you
don’t normally go, and get regu-
lar feedback from your staff. Be
quick to give praise, and also give

constructive criticism.

The fifth system you need is a
system for implementing a Loy-
alty Scheme. Loyalty is a two-
way street. If employees feel you
are loyal to them, they will often
show loyalty in return. There
are several ways to do this. ; .

* Have a process to promote
from within. Unless your compa-
ny is small, or has been badly
managed, you should avoid
bringing in outsiders unless you
really have to. Often, the devil
you know is better than some-
one ‘you don’t.

* Have a process for support-
ing your employees, particularly
if they need help or time off for
personal issues. Help them in
their hour of need and they will
often feel more committed to

you.

* Try implementing retention
bonuses. Consider paying reten-
tion bonuses to your key staff if
your company goes through
times of change.

Effective motivation of your
workforce is important to busi-
ness success. Don’t be an
antipreneur and forget to plan
systems for this vital area. Your
employees are a key component
of your business. So, in order to
avoid the trap of antipreneurship,
make sure you spend sufficient
time on motivation, as it will pay

-large dividends for your future

business success.

NB: This column is available
as an eBook at www.antipreneur-
ship.com

Mark draws on 20 years of top-
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He is
chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be con-
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z Sapnounced it will acquire Lone
Star Technologies for $2.1 bil-
lion, which represents a 39 per-

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3 ~ $3.61, or 3.7 percent, to $101.22,
while Lone Star surged $17.66,
- or 36.5 percent, to $65.1L
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 1.54, or
0.19 percent, at 798.94.
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 2 tol
on the New York Stock
_ -Exchange, where volume came
to 2.81 billion shares, down from
2.88 billion on Wednesday.
Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
- stock average closed up 0.05
- percent. Britain’s FTSE 100 was
‘up 0.91 percent, Germany’s
' DAX index added 1.18 percent,
and France’s CAC-40 was rose
- 142 percent.

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BE While three telecom companies
celebrated their win of a large
government contract, Sprint was dealt
a blow. The company had provided .
services tc the government for nearly
20 years.

BY DIBYA SARKAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — AT&T, Qwest Com-
munications and Verizon on Thursday were
awarded the government’s largest telecom-
munications contract ever, a 10-year deal
worth up to $48 billion.

The contract winners, who beat out
Sprint Nextel, don’t simply split a pool of
money. They now have to compete with
each other for the various telecom needs of
dozens of federal agencies, the General Ser-
vices Administration announced.

The contract covers voice, video and data
services and technologies for as many as 135
agencies operating in 190 countries. Several
major departments, including Homeland
Security and Treasury, have already signed
up.

While AT&T, Qwest Communications
International and Verizon gained an impor-
tant. and deep-pocketed client, the
announcement was a huge blow to Sprint,
analysts said, because it has been providing
telecom services to the federal government
for nearly 20 years.

“The federal government was er

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U.S. ECONOMY



first major customer since the company
started,” said technology consultant Warren
Suss of Jenkintown, Pa.

While current GSA officials would not
say why Sprint lost out, Bob Woods, a for-
mer Official at the agency who now works as
a consultant, surmised that Sprint could not
meet the low prices of its competitors.
Woods estimated that Sprint could lose
roughly $200 million to $250 million annu-
ally in existing government business.

Executives from Sprint plan to meet with
GSA officials next week to discuss why their
contract proposal fell short, and the com-
pany will decide afterwards whether to file a
protest, spokeswoman Sukhi Sahni said in
an e-mail.

For the winners, Thursday’s announce-
ment was perhaps most significant for
Qwest, the smallest among them. Suss said
Qwest can now leverage its government
business to gain more corporate clients.

Qwest senior vice president Diana
Gowen conceded that the Denver-based
company has its work cut out for it going up
against AT&T and Verizon, but said
Qwest’s smaller size would make it more
agile.

Shares of Qwest rose 10 cents to close at
$8.95. Shares of AT&T advanced 22 cents to
end at $39.17. Verizon’s stock price added 34
cents to finish at $37.57. Sprint climbed 49
cents to close at $19. All stocks trade on the
New York Stock Lacie

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MARK LENNIHAN/AP

Willa Norris, 8, left, and Hannah Fowler, 10, sit ina 2008 Chrysler Town and
Country minivan on Thursday in New York. Chrysler is teaming with Sirius
Satellite Radio to bring three channels, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and
Cartoon Network, to select 2008 models. The driver’s TV screen, for safety
reasons, operates only while the car is in park. The TV feature costs $470.
The cost includes the first year of service, after which the TV channels will
cost $7 per month, Liam the satellite radio fee of $12. 95 per month.

Housing slump expected
to keep economy sluggish

@ The U.S. economy grew at an annual
pace of 2.5 percent last quarter,
hobbled by slumps in home building
and in corporate spending that show
few signs of abating.

BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After ending 2006
lethargically, the economy is expected to
remain sluggish most of this year as busi-
nesses and consumers cope with fallout
from the painful housing slump.

The broadest barometer of the country’s
economic health, gross domestic product,
grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the final
three months of last year, the Commerce
Department reported Thursday.

It was a small improvement from the
2.2 percent pace estimated for the fourth
quarter and a 2 percent growth rate logged
in the third quarter. However, the new read-
ing still marked a lackluster showing that
reinforced economists’ predictions for simi-
larly listless activity in the coming quarters.

“I see the economy continuing this well-
entrenched, below-trend economic groove
that we are in,’
economist at PNC Financial Services Group.

According to various projections, GDP
growth will remain mediocre, hovering at
around the 2 percent to 2.5 percent pace in
the first half of this year. In contrast, the
economy’s average, or trend, growth rate is
closer to 3.25 percent, economists said.
Gross domestic product measures the value

’ said Stuart Hoffman, chief

of all goods and services produced in the
United States.

In other economic news, the Labor
Department said new claims filed for unem-
ployment insurance dropped by 10,000 to
308,000 last week. That suggests the jobs
market is still in good shape.

Economists, however, predict the
nation’s unemployment rate, now at rela-
tively low 4.5 percent, is likely to climb
higher — perhaps closer to 5 percent by the
end of this year — as businesses become

more cautious in hiring in response to

slower economic activity.

For all of 2007, analysts expect the econ-
omy to expand by 2.7 percent, which would
be the slowest in four years. The crumbling
housing market will cause some belt tight-
ening by consumers and businesses alike,
tamping down overall economic activity,
analysts predict.

The lingering toll of two years of interest
rate increases ordered by the Federal
Reserve to thwart inflation also figures into
the expected cooling of economic growth.

The new GDP report comes amid grow-
ing anxiety about mounting troubles with
risky mortgages, the severity of the housing
slump and weakness in business investment.

In the fourth quarter alone, investment in
home building was slashed by 19.8 percent,
on an annualized basis, the most in 15 years.
Pain will continue from the housing slump
that started to grip the economy last year,
ending a five-year housing boom.







JOHN RAOUX/AP

ONE AAA WILL DO: The Philips Electronics mobile phone,
with a built-in compartment for an ordinary AAA
battery to power the device when the main battery
runs low, was on display at the CTIA Wireless 2007
convention in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

Cellphone can run on
regular AAA battery

From Herald Wire Services
Philips Electronics is introducing a mobile phone witha
built-in compartment for an ordinary AAA battery to power
the device when the main battery runs low.
The Xenium NRG handset was developed in collaboration
with battery maker Energizer Holdings (ENR) and Tech-
tium, an Israeli chip maker specializing in battery manage-

ment technology.

The AAA battery inserted into the phone can be of any
brand or type, whether rechargeable or disposable. The com-
panies say the AAA battery can provide up to three extra
hours of talk time. The Xenium NRG is expected to be avail-
able later this year, but the companies did not disclose how
much it would cost or where it would be sold.

@ COMMUNICATIONS

DISCOVERY TO BUY OUT
COX’S 25% STAKE

Discovery Communi-
cations, the producer of
documentary channels on
cable television, will buy
Cox Communications Hold-
ings 25 percent share of the
company, boosting billion-
aire John Malone’s stake.

Cox will receive $1.28 bil-
lion and ownership of the
Travel Channel and
Antenna Audio, which pro-
vides self-guided tours and
multimedia presentations at
museums, Discovery said.

The purchase gives
Malone’s publicly traded
Discovery Holding a 66 per-
cent stake in the cable pro-
grammer, which produces
channels including TLC,
Animal Planet and Discov-
ery Health. Malone must
still buy out minority inves-
tor Advance/Newhouse
Communications to gain full
control.

e APPLE

CUSTOMERS TO GET
CREDITS ON ALBUMS

Apple (AAPL), the com-
pany that popularize selling
songs online for 99 cents
apiece, now hopes to buoy
interest in albums, giving
customers credit for pur-
chases of full albums from
which they have bought

| - individual tracks.

Apple introduced the
“Complete My Album” fea-
ture Thursday on its iTunes
Store. It now gives a full
credit of 99 cents for every
track the user previously
purchased and applies it
toward the purchase of the
complete album.

For instance, most
albums on iTunes cost $9.99
so a customer who already
bought three tracks can
download the rest of the
album for $7.02.

Shares of Apple climbed
51 cents to close at $93.75 on
the heen Stock Market.

e EUROPE

EU ECONOMY GREW
0.9% IN THE 4Q

The economy for the

_ region that uses the euro

currency grew 0.9 percent
in the last three months of
2006 and 2.6 percent for the
year, the European Commis-
sion said.

The executive arm of the
European Union said it
expects continued growth in
the 13-nation euro zone this
year.

e INSURANCE

LLOYD’S OF LONDON:
HIGHER PRETAX PROFIT

Lloyd’s of London, the
world’s biggest insurance
market, reported a pretax
profit of 3.66 billion pounds
($7.2 billion) during 2006, a
year of few global catastro-
phes.

That marked a reversal
from Lloyd’s pretax loss of
103 million pounds in 2005
because of hurricane dam-
age claims.

e AIRLINES

DELTA SAYS IT EARNED
$55M IN FEBRUARY

Delta Air Lines
(DALRQ.PK)’, the nation’s
third-largest carrier,
reported that it earned $55
million on revenue of $125
billion in February in con-
trast to a loss a year earlier.

The profit, which
amounted to 23 cents a
share, was disclosed in a
monthly operating report
for the 28-day period that
was filed with the U.S. Bank-
ruptcy Court in New York.

Delta said in a statement
the profit for February com-
pared to a net loss of
$209 million in February
2006.

Excluding reorganization
items, Delta said it lost
$43 million last month.

As of Feb. 28, Delta had
$2.7 billion of unrestricted
cash, cash equivalents and
short-term investments.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 5B



Come a ES ae ee
United States

wants a nite

arrangement on

Bahamas airspace

FROM page 1B

added that it would be a long
and difficult negotiation.

“There are conversations tak-
ing place, but I don’t think any-
thing will be resolved until after
the next elections,” he said.

If the Bahamas can take
charge of its airspace, it could
increase government revenues
by tens of millions of dollars per
annum. Because the US author-
ities currently provide the ser-
vice, they collect the pilot and
airline fees, which are estimated

“at $30-40 million annually.

The Government has also
estimated that the takeover
could provide at least 120 jobs
for Bahamians.

Prime Minister Perry Christie
had hoped that some of this rev-
enue could have been realised
as early as the 2004-2005 Bud-
get, but the process is still ongo-
ing.

It is expected that the process
to transfer airspace ownership
could take at least between 18
months and two years, as there
would have to be the installa-
tion of communication equip-
ment, the construction of an air
route traffic control centre
building, the training of man-
agers, air traffic controllers and
technicians.

However, the Civil Aviation
Department believes that once
done, the impact could possibly
be seen immediately.

For example, according to the
Director of Civil Aviation, Cyril
Saunders, Singapore’s aviation
budget is about $350 million
yearly, and the money is all
derived from air navigation
charges.

The FAA has been provid-
ing air navigation services for
aircraft in Bahamian air space
since 1952, and this airspace is
currently designated as the Mia-

BSi



mi Oceanic airspace.

The Bahamian Department
of Civil Aviation has jurisdic-
tion within control airspace,
which encompasses the space
between the lower limit of 1,500
feet and an upper limit of 6,000
feet.

The FAA exercises positive
control, from the Miami Air
Route Traffic Control Centre,
over Bahamian airspace for all
air traffic operating within and
overflying through the Miami
Oceanic airspace.

The Bahamian Civil Aviation
Department (CAD) is propos-
ing to install anew Nassau Area

’ Control Centre and associated

air navigation systems in the
Bahamas, to permit it to retake
control of its airspace in a fully
coordinated manner with neigh-
bouring countries.



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struct the road.

“ There is a lot of preliminary
work that is going on, and this
road acquisition is one of these,”
he said.

The relocation of the shipping
companies currently located on
Bay Street to an expanded port
facility on the southwestern end
of the island is seen as a vital and

critical step to the transformation |

of the downtown area, as it is felt
it will relieve traffic congestion
and free up waterfront space.

The port road is also vital to
the $1.4 billion Albany project,
which the Government has
approved, and the proposed rede-
velopment of the South Ocean
Golf & Beach Resort.

The port road will effectively
replace the existing southwest
Bay Street, which currently runs
through both projects’ develop-
ment sites, enabling both to pro-
ceed.

The Tribune previously report-
ed that Albany has been project-
ed to have a $1.4 billion value
over the active life of the devel-
opment, and an independent eco-
nomic assessment conducted by a



BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international
private bank in The Bahamas, with its head office BS! AG, in Lugano, Switzerland
since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-

HEAD OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

required.

Personal qualities:-

Responsibilities:-



BSI, addressed to :-

| Personnel Officer
| BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited

| Bayside Executive Park, West Bay St. & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N - 7130
Nassau, Bahamas



Minimum supervision

Extensive knowledge of international markets
Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Analytical qualities and research orientated
Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Commitment to quality, service excellence and customer satisfaction

Applicants for the position of Head of Financial Services must have relevant financial
accreditation or professional qualifications, have in-depth knowledge of financial
instruments and international markets to ensure efficient supervision of the department,
its smooth running with approved counterparts & in accordance with established risk
limits, must know applicable local & international regulations and must maintain rapport
with the Private Banking Team. Fluency in Italian and flexible working hours are

Control the operational aspect of the unit

Review & manage treasury & brokerage activities
Analyse and control 1st degree level risks
Ensure advanced troubleshooting

Review alignment & implementation of portfolios under mgmt. mandates
Monitor & coordinate investment advisory services to PB & allocated clients
Support and train personnel of the unit

This position will report directly to the Managing Director.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the offices of

(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.









firm selected by the Bahamian
government showed it would
inject a cumulative $1 billion in
extra gross domestic product
(GDP) into the Bahamian econ-
omy over its first 12 years in exis-
tence.

The independent economic
study on Albany had shown that
700 permanent, full-time jobs
would be created, with another
400 “indirect and induced” from
entrepreneurial ventures and
spin-offs. :

The study also forecast that
Albany would generate $400 mil-
lion in property taxes for the
Government over the first 12
years of its life, generating $67
million in annual GDP from
operations in 2017 alone.

Development

The development is planned to
include 300 single family homes, a
“cottage component” and apart-
ments based around a marina.
The price range for the properties
will lie between $2-$20 million,
with the average around $3-$4

million. The total value of its
home products will be between
$1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.
Albany has been planed as a res-
idential community, and the fact
that its residents will be present
year-round is likely to mean a
greater economic spin-off for the
wider Bahamian economy.

The investors behind Albany
are the Tavistock Group, the
holding company for worldwide
investments made by Lyford Cay
billionaire Joe Lewis, and world-
leading golfers Tiger Woods and
Ernie Els. The Tavistock Group
owns and developed Old Fort
Bay in northwestern New Provi-
dence.

As for South Ocean, its revi-
talisation is projected to gener-
ate 1,358 full-time jobs when ful-
ly open, in addition to 1,200 direct
construction jobs during peak
build-out.

Roger Stein, of RHS Ventures
and the project’s managing direc-
tor, said that a draft economic
impact study performed for the
South Ocean project by Oxford
Economics had projected that the

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

Spending

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 Developmen:
Company reaching $867 million
by that year.

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 impac:
over its first 20 years, generating:
$1.5 billion in direct wages ancl :
salaries for its employees.

BV oo

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale Sub- #f |
division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence consisting §

of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. The
building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone.

For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office

at: 356-1685 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office,

ai

MR e ia

Email

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 27, 2007



= ) FIDELITY

With origins in The Bahamas since 1978 and in the Cay man Islands and
the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1980, Fidelity is a financial services

group offering a comprehensive range of insurance services, domestic
and intemational banking, estate planning, pension services and corporate —
finance as well as other financial products and services. Fidelity is now
inviting applications for a:

Director Corpo rate Banking

Reporting directly to the President, the successful candidate will have the
following minimum require ments:-

e Bachelor Degree in Business, Banking or Finance

e An MBA qualification would be an asset

e 5years experience in international credit markets

e 10 years commercial credit experience at a managerial level

e Comprehensive understanding of structured financing solutions
e Strong financial and business analysis skills

e Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

e Proven record of delivery of presentations

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible forthe develop-
ment of Fidelity’s corporate finance business in The Bahamas and across
the Caribbean and will be expected to travel on a frequent basis.

An attractive compensation package, including a comprehensive range of
employee benefits is offered.
Please send applications no later than April 15th, 2007 to:
Director Corporate Banking
Director of Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4853

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel (242) 356 7764
Fax (242) 326 3000
careers (@fidelitybahamas.com




























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_ d) pore mre transactions - These financial statements are expressed in United States
ollars. Foreign currency transactions are translated at the exchange rate prevailing at the
BAKER TILLY date of the transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities Gencininalea in Lananies other i
GOMEZ than United States dollars are translated into United States dollars at the applicable
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date.
The Deanery
28 Cumberland Street e) Earnings per share - Earnings per share is computed by dividing the net income by the

P.O. Box N-1991 ‘ :
’ weighted average number of shares outstanding at the end of the year.

Nassau, Bahamas
Tek +1(242) 356-4114
Fax: +1(242) 356-4125

Website: www.brgomez.com

Debt and equity securities are as follows:



To the Shareholders of
First Overseas Bank Limited s006 anes

Vv .
We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of First Overseas Bank Limited (the lav etamitaeraee $ 32,184,493 $ 5,856,809
“bank”) as of December 31, 2006. This balance sheet is the responsibility of the Bank’s ate 1 1,393,977
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on Ais 501,408 9,646
our audit. Corporatebonds: 77 yt Wi a 2 ee ec

es ; rt $ 35,937,786 $ 8,051,637
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those



standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about 4
whether the balance sheet is free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, Siegen ar ee cE
on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet. An L E ee
audit also includes assessing the account principles used, and significant estimates made Gens suid agyauces Consisucu de too Wing:
by management, as well as evaluating the overall balance sheet presentation. We believe
that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 2006 2005
In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, Guaranteed loans $ 611,003 $ 3,467,437
the financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2006 in. accordance with Provision for doubtful debts 6,158 34,707
International Financial Reporting Standards. $ 604,845 $ 3.432.730
Without qualifying our opinion, we emphasize that the accompanying balance sheet does
not comprise a complete set of financial statements in accordance with International
. Financial Reporting Standards. Information on results of operations, changes in equity
and cash flow is necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the financial position, 5. BONDS AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS
performance and changes in financial position of the Bank Bonds and debt instruments with foreign governments are as follows:
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i, WR Foreign government bonds
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Bonds _ $ 24,100,174 §$ 959,885
January 22, 2007 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Bonds received on loan 8.084.319 4.896.924
Nassau, Bahamas Se ee
Total $ 32,184,493 $ 5,856,809
External debt instruments
Venezuela Rep. $ 1S 1
U.S. Treasury - 1,393,976
GF tennis Rhee ek PREC STA ae mR Oita a ie Wa aa Cn ee
FIRST OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED 6. REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS
BALANCE SHEET
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2006 Repurchase agreements comprise:
(Expressed in United States dollars)
NOTES 2006 2005 Capital Premium Future Value
ASSETS . ;
Securt
Cash and due from banks $ 25,318,080 $ 3,501,284 roe 120, O00 easel arene
Interest bearing deposits with banks 3,502 503,882 TELNAES ih Se el PAN EE I SN (678,500)
Debt and equity securities 3,5 35,937,786 8,051,637 SU
Repurchase agreements 6 48,710 -
Loans and advances 4,7,12 604,845 3,432,730 These securities are valued at 5,000,000 “Valores negociables PBI (2035), which is equivalent to
Settlement balances 7,12 ° 10,201,366 46,433,307 US$678,500 as of December 31, 2006.
Forward contracts ; 9 20,277 1,788
Accrued interest receivable 4,770 3,361 “ epac
_.Accmed commissions receivaple vy: ae ae ee
_ Long-term investments _ NN ad: a 2,488,266 2,616,198 a7. MATURITIES OF RELEVANT ASSETS AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCENTRATION
Other assets ieee 5,452,596 5,372,160 . ybarens 20 19GT OHO
TOTAL ASSETS $ 80,082,101 $ 69,919,755 7.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY pans aoe Settlement
LIABILITIES : advances balances Total
Customers' interest bearing deposits Maturity ladder
Demand and call “8 $ 7,448,883 $ 6,956,806 Up to 1 month $ - $ 10,201,366 $ 10,201,366
Time 8 56,770,242 47,728,021 ‘ From | to 6 months 604,845 E 604,845
Accmed interest payable 186,426 114,974 From 6 months to 1 year ‘ 3
Other liabilities i eee ES Moretthan‘liyear Stu Oe Np eo ccuee mei ante tn e Eecoe aeeCe
TOTAL LIABILITIES 64,405,551 54,805,390 Total — - =
$<. erro a $ 604,845 $ 10,201,366 1
Share capital 10 10,000,000 10,000,000 Geographical concentration
Retained earnings 5,676,550 5,114,365 South America $ 604,845 $ 38,642 $ 643,487
TOTAL NET EQUITY 15,676,550 15,114,365 North America eae * 133,911 133,911
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET EQUITY $ 80,082,101 $ 69,919,755 Caribbean : 23.482 23.482
Memorandum accounts 11 $_14,263,400__$ 17,492,443 Europe - 10 005,331 10. 005,331
i Total
The accompanying notes from | to 15 form an integral part of these financial statements. nr ae OOS, OFS EERO CU OOS al Daas
‘AN 2 9 2007
These financial statements are approved on behalf of the Board on d authorized ‘7.2 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2005



for issue and signed on its behalf by:

Loans and Settlement
advances balances Total
c ‘ Maturity ladder
irector Director : Up to 1 month $ 588,562 $ 46,129,869 $ 46,718,431
Vi . From 1| to 6 months 2 5 és
F
1, INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY Ea tee eae : ; i
More than 1 year 2,844,168 303,438 3,147,606
Offshore Trust Banking Corporation Limited was incorporated under the laws of the Total $ 3.432.730
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on November 23, 1981 and was granted a license under The a OE er pW fa UC eI
Banks and Trusts Companies Regulation Act 1965 (as amended). The Bank’s name was Geographical concentration
changed on July 27, 1994 to First Overseas Bank and Trust Company Limited, and on South America $ 3,432,730 35.010
February 15, 1995 to First Overseas Bank Limited (“the Bank”). North Ameri oy os dea ae ae
erica - 3,224,642 3,224,642

Caribbean - - e -
Europe - 8,198,145 8,198,145
Total $ 3,432,730 $ 46,433,307 $ 49,866,037

The Bank’s principal activity is the provision of offshore banking services, including buying
and selling securities issued by the Argentine government and private Argentine companies.

The Bank has three (3) employees at December 31, 2006 (2005: 3 (three) employees).

2. THESUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
8. MATURITIES OF RELEVANT LIABILITIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCENTRATION

These financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention and in ,
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and are expressed in 8.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006





United States dollars. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with IFRS - —
requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of Sight and r ime Settlement
assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the call deposits deposits balances Total
financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting Maturity ladder ,
period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Up to | month $ 7,448,883 $ 31,369,746 $ - $ 38.818.629
From | to 6 months =
The significant accounting policies adopted are as follows: oe 23,789,202 - 23,789,202
: From 6 months to | year a 1,575,075 . 1,575,075
a) Cash and cash equivalents - Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and due from banks. More than,l year. Une 9 Ae Se 36,219 : 36,219
Total $ 7,448,883 $ 56,770,242 $ =
b) Debt and equity securities - Debt and equity securities include the Republic of Argentina 1S 89S 50710 TI ee ee
government bonds, shares ia Argentine companies, debentures and foreign debt Geographical concentration
instruments. Debt and equity securities are stated at market value. , ;
quity South America $ 4,844,732 $ 53,262,808 $ - $ 58,107,540
c) Recognition of income - Income and expenses are recognized on an accrual basis. Income Europe - e i 4
and expenses arising from forward contracts are recognized using the accrual method Caribbean 1,926,840 1,832 - 1,928,672
during the term of the contract, by comparing the spot value of the contract with its market North America 677,311 3,505,602 at Hees



value. The forward position is appraised at the market value.
; P PP Total $ 7,448,883 $ 56,770,242 $ ~ $ 64.219.125
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(Cont’d)

8.2 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2005

' Sight and Time Settlement
call deposits deposits balances Total

Maturity ladder

Up to 1 month $ 6,956,806 $ 20,955,687 $ - $ 27,912,493
From 1 to 6 months - 26,549,661 - 26,549,661
From 6 months to 1 year - 222,673 - 222,673
More than 1 year - - - -
Total $ 6,956,806 $ 47,728,021 $ - $ 54,684,827

Geographical concentration

South America $ 5,953,179 $ 47,655,157 $ - $ 53,608,336
Europe - - - -
Caribbean 989,967 17,497 - 1,007,464
North America 13,660 55,367 - 69,027
Total $ 6,956,806 $ 47,728,021 $ ~ $ 54,684,827

9. FORWARD CONTRACTS

9.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006

Amount in Values to
US$ receive (give)

Amount arranged — Amount arranged Total

Sales $ 2,056,489 $ 2,038,200 $ 18,289
55,093 51,595 3,498
44,738 48,682 (3,944)

(48,682
2,089,795 $ 20,277

Purchases - 46,248
Total $ 2,202,568 $

9. FORWARD CONTRACTS (Cont’d)

10.

11.

9.2 BALANCES AT.DECEMBER 31, 2005



Amount in Values to
, US$ receive
re Amount arranged — Amount arranged Total
Sales ae $ 48,715 $ 46,927 $ 1,788
$ 48,715 $ 46,927 $ 1,788
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

The authorized, issued and outstanding share capital of the Bank consists of 10,000 ordinary
shares of US$1,000 each.

MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS

Composition:

2006 2005

Bonds received for custody $ 5,165,113 $ 3,500,029 ”
Guarantee received 845,674 880,333
Mandates 8,252,613 13,112,081



$ 14,263,400 $ 17,492,443





12. RELATED PARTIES
Balances with Banco Mariva S.A. (Argentina) and other related parties are as follows:
eT
2006 2005
ASSETS:
Cash and due from banks ; $ 427,230 $ 293,875
Debt and equity securities - (7,105,505)
Loans and advances 2,932 9,825
Settlement balances (410,889) 7,095,698
Long-term investments 2,488,267 2,616,198
WigeAiete in ta oak hea A AS 2,507,540-. 3 2,910,091”
LIABILITIES:
Clients' interest bearing deposits $ 14,017,999 $ 12,691,440
Accrued interest payable 32,802 15,705
: $ 14,050,801 $ 12,707,145
MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS:
Values in custody $ 1,293,914 $ -
Guarantees received in shares 845,674 1,742,710
Mandates 538,367 -
$ 2,677,955 $ 1,742,710
13. CREDIT RISK
The Bank takes on exposure to credit risk that is the risk that a counterpart will be unable to pay
amounts in full when due. The Bank structures the levels of credit risk it undertakes by placing
limits on the amount of risk accepted in relation to one Lorrower, or groups of borrowers, and to
geographical segments. Such risks are monitored on a revolving basis and subject to an annual or
more frequent review. Limits on the level of credit risk are approved by the Board of Directors.
14. CURRENCY RISK
The Bank takes on exposure to the effect of fluctuations in the prevailing foreign currency
exchange rates on its financial position and cash flows. The Board of Directors sets limits on the
level of exposure by currency. The off-balance sheet gap represents the difference between the
notional amounts of foreign currency financial instruments and their fair values.
&
15. INTEREST RATE RISK

Interest rate risk arises primarily from differences in the maturity or repricing dates of assets and
liabilities. Interest rate risk exposures or “gaps” may produce favorable or unfavorable effects on
interest margins depending on the nature of the gap and the direction of interest rate movement
and/or the expected volatility of those interest rates. When assets have a shorter average maturity
or repricing date than liabilities, an increase in interest rates has a positive impact on net interest
margins, and conversely, if more liabilities than assets mature or are repriced in a particular time
interval then a negative impact on interest margins results. Interest rate gaps are carefully
monitored and interest sensitive assets and liabilities are adjusted in accordance with changing
market conditions.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 7B





US has no
concerns
on Bahamas
trade dealings

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he United States is not
concerned about the
status of any of the
current trade negotiations the
Bahamas is engaged in, with
the US ambassador saying that
Washington welcomes the
breakdown of trade barriers.
John Rood told The Tri-
bune that he was not aware of
any concerns his government
might have.

The Bahamas has just
recently submitted its initial
market access offer to CARI-
FORUM, the group negotiat-
ing the Economic Partnership

Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU), ata
meeting in Barbados last week.

The Bahamas is seeking
chiefly to protect its main
exporting industries to the EU
- Bacardi rum, the seafood and
fisheries, industries, and Poly-
mers International.

Nations

The Bahamas and other
CARICOM nations have the
ability to exclude up to 15 per
cent of their goods, industries
and economic sectors from the
EPA market access talks, pre-
venting these areas from being
fully liberalised and opened to
competition and tariff cuts.

There are essentially three
‘baskets’ for goods in relation
to the EPA and tariff cuts -
those products that will instant-
ly have their tariffs cut to zero
per cent; a phased basket; and
a basket for excluded items.

The EPA negotiations and
their outcome are critical for
the Bahamas in its future inter-
national trade talks and agree-
ments, because if it becomes.a
full member of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO),
the Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) requirement kicks-in.

This means that the
Bahamas will have to treat all
nations equally, providing
them with the same trade ben-
efits and market access as

everyone else. This will require
that the Bahamas gives the
same preferences to the US
that it gives to the EU in the
EPA talks, especially if a
replacement for the Caribbean
Basin Initiative is necessary.

Mr Rood said: “I am not

aware of any concerns that we

“have. We always try to work
at the breaking down of trade
barriers because when barri-
ers are broken down, people
can trade more freely, usually .
to the benefit of people of both
countries.

“Artificial barriers are not
good for either country, so as a
general note we encourage
trade discussions and we
encourage open markets.
There’s nothing that I am
aware of that is causing us par-
ticular concern.”


























RESORT MARINA
THE BAHAMAS ©







Ambitious, hardworking and highly motivated Bahamian
couple sought to run established marina and restaurant
on Rum Cay.







Montana Holdings Ltd owners of Rum Cay Resort
Marina, currently under development have just acquired a sister
property, on the island of Rum Cay. Sumner Point Marina extends
over 26 acres across the south eastern corner of the island with
docking for 30 boats up to 160 ft in length, a newly refurbished 30
seater restaurant and guest accommodation for up to 16 persons.







Responsibilities include but are not limited to:-
e all marina, restaurant and lodging operations;.

Full P+L.and budgetary accountability including F+B,

reservations and inventory control.

Oversee all maintenance and repairs

Manage housekeeping of rental villas

Supervision of staff and suppliers.

Co-ordinate Montana client visits to Rum cay

Manage Montana Sales Office on Rum Cay












Skills and Attributes









e minimum 5 years prior management in a similar establishment

e Excellent marine, general engineering and maintenance skills

e Experienced chef or professional qualification in hotel and
catering management '

e Superb organisational and administrative skills

e Extremely computer proficient

e Highly motivated self starters who have the will and talents to

operate a challenging business in a remote location with total

autonomy









Remuneration package commensurate with experience, will include
competitive salary and benefits, return flights to Nassau, fully subsidised
accommodation.







Closing date for applications 04/04/2007.
H.R. Manager
Montana Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box N-9322
Nassau, Bahamas










Fax 677 3007
Email: island_development1@yahoo.com














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TO: HENRY MOXEY & ELIZABETH
Joe Farrington Road (Roberts Gas Station /
Nassau, New Providence (the Plaintiffs hei

Lic? TH" PLAINTIFFS within fourteen
of this Summons on them inclusive of the

an appearance to be entered to this Summo
the application of THE BAHAMAS NAT
Second lefendant herein) Village Road N
for an Order of Vacant Possession of ALL’

, 2007

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i vestment may ‘double’ workers in Phase 2

I finalising agreements
cruise lines. We’ve only
rational for two weeks,
eeing tremendous sup-

the hotel sector and
eing an increase in cruise
rs over the next couple
oving along and begin-
in traction.”
as Undersea Adventure
g activities such as pow-
lling on undersea scoot-
cean kayaking in ‘clear

, the Nassau Water Fer-
of the project had
a $3-$4 million invest-
he project’s first phase,
amians employed in
ation, vessel and island

2003

GEN/CLE No.02153

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Plaintiffs

INISTER
1st Defendant

TRUST
2nd Defendant

AL
3rd Defendant

ONS

OXEY
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4) days after service

y of service, cause

s which is issued on
NAL TRUST (the

sau, The Bahamas
AT certain lot piece

arshland at Harold

operations, sales and marketing.

However, Mr Rolle said he was
not sure how the first phase
would end up, as much would
depend on the terms and condi-
tions in the final agreement with
the Government.

Expected

He expected that Nassau
Water Ferries would “be restrict-
ed in some of the things it wanted
to do, based on some of the dis-
cussions I’ve had”, and the pro-
ject was likely to undergo some
adjustments during the final
design stage.

“My goal is to get it as close to
the original plan as possible,” Mr
Rolle said.

The initial proposal for the first
phase of the development envi-
sioned a 3,500 foot square office
building; 7,500 square foot
Cabana and Gift Shop; 350
square foot outdoor grill and bar;
3,200 square foot pool with large
deck; 20,000 square foot stingray
lagoon on the harbourside; lush
botanical gardens; iguana park;
1,500 square foot storage building;
and 500 square foot dive shop.

Nassau Water Ferries was also
planning to renovate three his-
torical buildings at the site, along
with the Old Lighthouse, and
offer walking tours of the Old
Eanes: which is 100 years-

old.

“Tt goes hand-in- anand with the
downtown redevelopment initia-
tive,” Mr Rolle said of his pro-
ject. He added that it would pro-
duce “new and exciting excur-
sions for tourists”.

Mr Rolle said the company’s
initial plan had been to complete
the beach facility first, but the
wait for government approval
meant it had started up the
Bahamas Undersea Adventure
operation first.

Still, Mr Rolle praised Mr Peet
and Paul Major, of the Domestic
Investment Board, for pushing
for his project’s approval along
with the rest of the Board.

“The message that I think it
says is that the Government is
serious in encouraging young
Bahamians to invest in the econ-
omy and take advantage of
opportunities,” Mr Rolle said.

He advised other young
Bahamian entrepreneurs to “be
aggressive, be tenacious and be
serious about it. Above all, don’t
take ‘no’ for an answer”.

The project by Mr Rolle and
his team, apart from filling a niche

and market demand from the -

cruise ship industry, also fits per-
fectly with the Government’s
strategy of encouraging Bahami-
ans, especially younger ones, to
take greater ownership of their
economy.

Legal Notice

| ho YC) Oe

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

GRANGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
GRANGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the Sth day of March,

2007.

The advantages of Bahamian
ownership in tourism are the local
companies and individuals
involved are likely to be long-
term players, not just in for the
short-term, and will not be scared
off or into closure by the impact
of hurricanes.

In addition, all the profits and
dividends generated by Bahami-
an-owned tourism businesses, in
addition to salaries, rents and pay-
ments to suppliers, will remain
within this nation’s economy to
be reinvested, increasing the cir-
culation of money.

Bahamian-owned businesses
are also likely to buy supplies and
source services from within their
own economy.

Support

To support the Nassau Water
Ferries venture, the company had
purchased the Blue Manta, a 130-
seat catamaran, to transport its
guests between the cruise ships

- and the western end of Paradise

Island, known as Colonial Beach
and Lighthouse Point.

Being located just five minutes
by ferry from the Nassau Cruise
Port meant that cruise ship pas-
sengers would not only be able
to visit its attractions, but also
patronise retailers and restaurants
in downtown Nassau during their
Stay.

Cruise ships traditionally oper-
ate to a very rigid schedule, leav-
ing and arriving in port at a cer-
tain time, which meant their pas-
sengers had only a limited
amount of time in which to
explore Nassau.

Surveys on cruise ship passen-
ger satisfaction with their visit to
Nassau highlighted that many
wanted a beach closer to the
cruise ship port, as this would
enable them to both spend time
and shop during their visits.

Often, cruise ship passengers
spent 30-40 minutes each way
travelling to beaches and the
properties of excursion providers.

The Nassau Water Ferries ven-
ture is separate from Bahamas
Ferries, where Mr Rolle is
employed as chief marketing offi-
cer.

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 writing

or parce! of Crown Land being Ponds and
and Wilson Ponds and shown on a plan or
MP File 5148 in the Department of Lands
Northwardly or Fire Trail Road and Eastw
Wighway tn the Western District of the isl
ta. the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on t
entitled to Vacant Possession and that the
are im occupation without licence or conse. .

Scarlett Corporate Services Limited
P.O. Box 277
2nd Floor, Viking House
Nelson Street, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM99 2LJ
Liquidator

- addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management - Collection
_ Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 16, 2007.

agram on record in

d Surveys situate

dly of Sir Milo Butler
of New Providence
ground that they are

intiffs in occupation



By q us Summons the Second Defendant h_ ein claims against the

SP STS ES ID Or SS Ts TA gE SE OL



Phaiantiffs: Legal Notice Legal Notice

|, Vacant Possession of ALL THAT tain lot piece 2 NOC aan

_ of parcel of Crown Land being Pond and Marshland N 6) i) IC 1B : et OF I 6 9

ee eee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
on a plan or diagram on record in M_ File 5148 in the ;
De -partment of Lands and Surveys si ate Northwardly (No.45 of 2000) (No.45 of 2000)
ni ire Trail Road and Eastwardly of ‘ir Milo Butler ,
Highway in the Western District of t Island of New JESTOR LIMITED PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Providence in the Commonwealth of he Bahamas
Abutting and Bounding towards the ‘est. partly on Lands In Voluntary Liquidation
(sramted to Island Gases as Grant Nu bered A8-60 partly “Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
on (yown Land and Sir Milo Butler ighway towards the “Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
Ko wth partly on lands now or formerl Alexander Harold. of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
Grant partly on Lands Granted to W._ kees being Grants JESTOR LIMITED is in Dissolution.” off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
iMliibered A4-21 and A4-20 partly o Lands Granted to Registrar General on the 21st day of March, 2007.”
(ctlarris being Grant numbered A partly on lands
Gi wéinted to H. McKinney being Gran numbered A4-45 The date of commencement of dissolution is the 18th day of December, :
Paytly on Lands claimed by various ners and partly on 2006. David George Jenner
Lands Alphonso Smith towards the et partly on Lands Patee Prstecs Lisle’
cy Pp | ar partly
Granted to Broadcasting Corporation f The Bahamas Ben Warner POBox sa) Baar
efiig Grant A7-57 partly on Lands v__ ted in the Treasurer International House tite aadeg
Se the F The Parade JE4 5UE, Channel Islands
of the Bahamas and towards the Sou _ partly on Bahamas a
Electricity Corporation Leeway 100 _ et wide partly o oe He eteey ee
ae y eee Liquidator
Lands C. Godet being Grant A8-58__d partly on an old
Crown Reservation running ina Nor westerly direction
through Harold Road and partly on —_ds Granted to
Diamond farms and partly on the sh of Wilson Pond
or however else the same may Abut _d Bound which :
said piece or parcel of Crown Land — ing Ponds and FO re R = N a

\farshland (hereinafter called “the d
ore particularly delineated and sho

ised premises’’) is
n pink on the plan

PARADISE ISLAND



_ attached to Lease No. 1038, MP No. 148 dated 17th day ‘

| ot April A.D., 2002 between The Mi_ ster Responsible Opes

ee ep ontemenl of ands and Suivey, and The Bee Luxurious harbour front Penthouse
Peters nonwaeen eee eee KLG INVESTMENTS LTD./AQUAPURE Residence with spectacular views of
to Nassau and its Harbour:
2. lurther or other relief;
' . ¢ 5,000+ sq ft. total area
} ‘Ihe said premises are situated int — vicinity e 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths
fa ene ae e Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
‘ and large walk-in closet

if the i laintiffs do not enter an appearance, uch Judgment may e Large balconies

be git van or order made against or in relatio to them as the Court

may think just and expedient.
'

e Elegantly furnished throughout with a
separate study

¢ 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

e Indoor Garage

e Private gated entry

Applicants must be at least 23 years of age,
self-motivated, disciplined and possess the
following:

( :
TAKE NOTICE that the Second Defendant
of the $ummons served hereto to apply for
Plaintiffs to deliver up to the Second Defen
subject property.

'

ntends at the hearing
order for the
ant possession of the

¢ A valid driver’s license
¢ The ability to drive standard shift vehicles ~

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between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00 pm,
FERREIRA & COMP, ee Rent: $18,500.00 per month net
Chambers, Monday - Friday to pick up an application NO PETS
i Kemp Building form
: #39 East Street Nort ; . . a
Nassau, Bahamas For further information and viewing call:

363-2730

-—. Attomeys forthe Second —endant





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Wall Street ends
higher as investors
weigh oil surge and
strong GDP report

@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Stocks ended higher in volatile
trading yesterday as investors
weighed fears about mounting

tension in [ran against a report’

that indicated better-than-
expected United States eco-
nomic growth.

The major indexes bounced
around, and spent most of the
session looking for direction
as crude prices surged to a six-
month high. Investors remain
nervous about the West’s
response to British sailors held

harder for the inflation-wary
Federal Reserve to cut short-
term interest rates.

Investors also bought-and-
sold stocks to window dress
their portfolio ahead of Satur-
day’s end of the first quarter.
The modest advance snapped a
three-day losing streak for the
Dow Jones industrials.

“The market is at a pivotal
point,” said Scott Fullman,
director of investment strategy
for Israel A Englander & Co.
“The market has become more

volatile, and more sensitive, to
news items.”

According to preliminary
calculations, the Dow rose
48.39, or 0.39 per cent, to
12,348.75. The index climbed
as high as 12,381.91 during the
morning session.

Broader stock indicators also
finished higher. The Standard
& Poor’s 500 index rose 5.30,
or 0.37 per cent, to 1,422.53,
and the Nasdaq composite
index edged up 0.78, or 0.03
per cent, to 2,417.88.

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international markets, financial instruments and of local legislation, regulatory & statutory
matters as well as international banking practices. Fluency in Italian is definitely
required.

AEMTC’s participants who successfully completed Phase

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of their facilitators: From L to R: Det. Sgt. Lexton —
Symonette, Janet Russell, Rochielle Bevans, Andrea |
Curling, Bianca Simms, Michael Brown, Drexel Deal, —
Alexandra Deal, Kendolyn Cartwright, Naomi Knowles
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Proven ability to supervise staff & control the daily flow of transactions & direct
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NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) STEPNEY LIMITED 1s in dissolution,

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator

NOTICE

{Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

*

(a) BALSA LIMITED is in dissolution;
the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET; P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator



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Julius Baer Group, the leading dedicated wealth Manager in
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.~ A commitment to service excellence
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EDUCATION

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES

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BY HAND:

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Julius Baer Trust Company (Bahamas) PO. Box N-4890

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BIskK

Pricing Information As Of:
2!

Previous Close Today's
0.90
11.50
8.65
0.85
2.10
1.30
10.35
2.10
14.00
4.86
2.46
5.94
12.45
14.61
17.06
0.50
7.25
9.05
10.00

52wk-Low
0.54
10.70
6.95
0.70
1.26
1.12
9.00
1.67
9.50
4.22
2.40
5.54
10.70
11.00
10.40
0.50
7.10
8.52
__ 10.00

Securit
Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
i 0.20 RND Holdings

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings
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ons Sa Sige es

Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

1.333665"
3.0988***
2.625419°*
1.233813°°°"
11.3945°**"*

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day’s weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day’s weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings

PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



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Companies awarded ©
sovernment’s largest ©
ever telecoms contract.



@ By DIBYA SARKAR
AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Qwest Communications Inter-
national Inc., AT&T Inc. and
Verizon Inc. were yesterday
awarded the government’s
largest telecommunications
contract ever, a 10-year deal
worth up to $48 billion.

The contract winners, who
beat out Sprint Nextel Corp.,
don’t simply split a pool of
money. They now have to
compete with each other for

the telecom needs of federal
agencies, the General Services
Administration announced.
The contract covers voice,
video and data services and
technologies domestically and
internationally for at least six
federal agencies, but could
apply to as many as 135 agen-
cies operating in more than 190
countries. i
While Qwest, AT&T and
Verizon gained access to an
important and deep-pocketed
client, the announcement was a
huge blow to Sprint, analysts

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) IAS INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in dissolution;

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,

2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator







(a)

(b)
2007

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YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

IDYLLIC LIMITED is in dissolution;
the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,

FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator












0.00%
3.56%
3.01%
2.35%
2.86%
3.85%
2.32%
1.90%
4.86%
0.93%
0.00%
4.04%
4.58%
3.40%
2.99%
0.00%
1.38%
6.19%

Yield %

* - 23 March 2007
** - 8 February 2007
*** - 31 January 2007

**** - 28 February 2007

Ten-year deal worth up to $48 billion

said, because it has been pro-
viding telecom services to the
federal government for nearly
20 years. “The federal govern-

’ ment was Sprint’s first major

customer since the company
started,” said technology con-
sultant Warren Suss.

For the winners, Thursday’s
announcement was perhaps
most significant for Qwest, the
smallest among them. Suss said
Qwest can now leverage its
government business to gain
more corporate clients.

Industry analysts said they
expect the federal government
to spend at least $20 billion
over the life of the so-called
Networx Universal contract,
which is capped at $48 billion.

“The advanced technologies
and services defined in the
Networx programme will serve
as a platform to transform the
government’s telecommunica-
tions infrastructure to a more
seamless and secure environ-
ment,” GSA’s acquisitions
commissioner Jim Williams

said in a prepared statement.

s

«

GSA procures and manages

federal assets.

The two previous 10-year 3
government-wide telecom con- ‘

tracts had two main providers.
The first went to Sprint and

AT&T. The second to Sprint -.

and MCI Worldcom, since
acquired by Verizon.

For the losers of the Net-. |

worx Universal contract, there
is a consolation prize on the
table. GSA is planning in May
to award a second telecommu-
nications contract called Net-
worx Enterprise — worth up
to $20 billion — that contains

fewer mandatory requirements ~

and services in select areas
across the nation.

In midday trade, ‘shares of
Qwest rose seven cents to
$8.92, shares of AT&T
advanced 11 cents to $39.05,
shares of Verizon gained 19
cents to $37.42 and those of
Sprint were up 26 cents to
$18.77. All stocks trade on the
New York Stock Exchange.

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Well established Fashion Retail
- Business. Well known and
respected worldwide Franchise.
20 years at same prime location.

Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) LEYTON LIMITED is in dissolution;

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,

2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator



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Needs

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° Must be an Animal Lover
° Excellent Communications Skills Required
° Willing to Learn Veterinary Care
° Must be Client Oriented

Veterinary Assistant
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° Reliable
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in this deal and observe the effect it
has on South. He has no clear-cut
action at this point. He can double
for. takeout, overcall in spades or
clubs, or adopt the conservative
course of passing. South knows. that
any bid he makes can go wrong. This
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king of diamonds. Had he led the
jack of hearts or any diamond but the
king, South would have made the
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diamonds return prevented South
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hand and left him a trick short of his
goal.

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your wit is quick. If you feel trouble -
is brewing, you may want ,to move
over and let the difficulties pass,
rather than getting involved. —
VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22

Dive into the changes thaf come
rushing at you this. week, Virgo.
You’re bound to have fun and expe-
rience excitement as the tides turn in
your favor.

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projects you crave finally come
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to shine and appreciate the oppor-
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Howard K Stern’s lawyer
questions constitutionality
of the Coroner’s Court

@ By KARIN HERIG and
ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporters

THE INQUEST into the
death of Daniel Smith could
come to a screeching halt just
days after it started as Howard
K Stern’s lawyer has questioned
the constitutionality of the
Coroner’s Court.

After two days of closed ses-
sions, the legal wrangling over
the inquest into Daniel’s death
continued yesterday with Mr
Stern’s lawyer, Anthony McK-
inney, stating that a constitu-
tional point has been raised in
this case because there is no
provision in the Coroner’s Act
to ensure the selection of an

Recent violence
leaves one dead,
four in hospital

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

“VIOLENCE continued to
rage through New Providence
over the last three days — which
has seen two more shootings, a
stabbing attack, and an attack in
which the victim was both
stabbed and shot.

The savage skirmishes have
left one dead and four in hospi-
tal.

The first incident occurred on
Tuesday, in a Bellot Road
home. Police report that a 22-
year-old man was hit in the

SEE page 12



aati ae

impartial jury.

Addressing Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez, who is presid-
ing over the inquest, Mr McK-
inney said he has filed an appli-
cation with the Supreme Court
to examine the exact nature of
the Coroner’s Act.

In the application Mr McK-
inney is also alternatively asking
the Supreme Court to revise the
provisions of the Coroner’s Act
in such a way that would allow
lawyers to question potential
jurors to determine their impar-
tiality.

Mr Stern’s lawyer said he is
asking the Supreme Court to
issue directions to the Coroner’s

SEE page 10







Ban on smoking
in enclosed public

ELM UO US Cane)
@ By BRENT DEAN




THE MINISTRY of
Health is in the consultation
phase of a process that may
result in the ban of smoking
in all enclosed public places
throughout the Bahamas.
The potential ban is a part
of a comprehensive overhaul
of the regulations relating to
the sale, distribution and use
of tobacco products in the
country. In June 2004 the
Bahamas signed the World
Health Organisation Frame-
work on Tobacco Control
(WHO FCTC), which is the

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| ister Perry Christie some

@ BIRD watcher Paul
Dean shows Prime Min- |

| birds yesterday at the
1 new Harrold and Wilson
Ponds National Park §
Boardwalk

(Photo: Felipé Major/
Tribune staff)





@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff
Reporter





A FLAGSHIP national
park for New Providence
was formally opened yes-
terday by Prime Minister
Perry Christie.

The 250-acre Harrold
and Wilson's Ponds park
is not publicly accessible
in its entirety at this stage,
but the first 350 feet of an
impressive wooden
boardwalk and observa-
tion deck were unveiled,
marking what the Direc-
tor of the Bahamas
National Trust, Eric
Carey, called "the begin-
ning of a realisation of a
dream."

The boardwalk —
adjacent to the entrance
of Island Gas at Fire Trail
Road — allows visitors to
head towards the heart of
the park, through marsh-
es and wetlands, to expe-
rience a scenic site that
bird experts have deter-
mined to be the country's
largest roosting site for
resident and migratory
avian species.

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claim that boundary -
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has not yet ruled
out running as

their victory : ll By ALEXANDRIO independent
By RUPERT MISSICK Jp : MORLEY ; @ By BRENT DEAN
Chief Reporter Tribune Staff Reporter

WITH nearly a week of leg-.
work behind them after the :

changes in New Providence, FNM
and PLP campaign generals both
claim that the divisions suit them
just fine and actually guarantee :
their victory when the elections :
are called. :

A PLP general who spoke to :
The Tribune yesterday said that :
the 2007 boundary cuts were the :

Liberal

result of the “most strategic elec- : ’
tion planning in decades.” election.
As could be expected, the :

SEE page 10

THE PLP has planned and :
designed a campaign that con- :
: sists of twisted half-truths, exag- :
: gerations and distortions, said :
: opposition leader Hubert Ingra- :
ham last night as he presented :
the FNM’s slate of candidates :
: for the 2007 general election.
This week, the Progressive :
Party
announced its slate of candi- }
: dates for the upcoming general :

The governing party will be

SEE page 12

GEORGE Smith has con-
firmed that he has not yet ruled
out running as an independent
candidate for the Exuma con-
stituency in the general election.

Mr Smith spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday in response toa
: story in The Punch, which stated
: that Rev Charles Saunders is
one of the individuals urging
him to run. Mr Smith said he is
saddened that Rev Saunders has
been drawn into the political
: arena by the paper.

“What saddens me greatly is

SEE page 12 |

officially :

Minister ‘disappointed’ with ambassador's airport comments

IN A statement released last night, Minister
of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin
expressed disappointment with US Ambassador
John Rood’s comments on security at the Lynden
Pindling International Airport.

The statement said the minister was disap-
pointed that the outgoing ambassador “found it
opportune and or appropriate to publicly pro-
nounce upon the issue of airport security on a
repeated basis, when he is or ought to be very
much aware that there has been established an

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active task force, on which his office is repre-
sented and which is seeking to address in good
faith any perceived weakness jn airport security”.

The statement went on to say that the Min-
istry of Transport and Aviation “has been
engaged in continued dialogue with the Transport
and Security Administration, which has docu-
mented its findings and has outlined recom-
mended improvements. That agency, which we

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New museum set to open.

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and Tourism
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Vernice
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March 30, 2007
Time: 7.00pm.

A NEW museum dedicated
to Bahamian history and her-
itage is set to open in the capi-
tal.

Nettica Symonette — or Net-
tie, as most people know her — is
well known as a visionary. She
has now devised a unique con-
cept and turned it into a busi-
ness project with an education-
al purpose.

Her latest idea is to open a
new museum, called “Nettic’s
Different of Nassau”.

Nettie said that after much’
soul-searching, she decided to
initiate a unique and authentic
project to teach and preserve
Bahamian culture, through a
native museum of indigenous
products and practices — some-
thing to educate young Bahami-
ans about themselves and instill
pride for the many talents their
ancestors possessed.

_ She envisions the muscum
also as something to teach visi-
tors and adult Bahamians what
they may not already know
about Bahamian history and
tradition. \

Nettie’s Different of Nassau
is currently being constructed

on the Casuarinas property, at
the site of the quaint Nettie’s
Place hotel in Cable Beach.



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dreamed it, mostly by the hands
of her son Wellie (Wellington).

Nettie’s Different of Nassau
will be “that special place in the
Bahamas — whether you like
Nettie or not - that will make all
Bahamians feel proud,” said
Nettie.

Originally planned to occupy



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The Bahama Islands. All photographs must be taken in The Bahamas.

2 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 31, 2007.

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Focus on tradition and history

only a small section of an exist-
ing structure — and intended to
be indoors only — Nettie’s muse-
um concept has expanded to fill
almost all of her property to the
west of Nettie’s Place, where
she will plant a farm of native
trees including pigeon pea,
lignum vitae, juju, guinep,
tamarind, mango, soursop, gua-
va and avocado.

“The trees will be labelled,
so kids and visitors can learn
how to identify them,” she said.

Also a feature of the native |

museum is an assortment of
Bahamian relics which Nettie
has already secured and dis-
played for walking tours: old
tools, furniture and utensils —
including a sewing machine, a
coal stove, teapots, a church
bell, Lucayan pottery, a flit gun,
a rocking chair’ enamel china’
basins’ and an old wheelbarrow
— are some of the items show-
cased.

As you enter the museum,
one of the first things you
encounter is the selection of
Bahamian artifacts: a seashell
collection, handmade dolls (by
Nettie’s own daughter), and a
wall display of Bahamian bush
medicines including love vine,
fever grass, cerasee, Madeira,
aloes, gumallame, baygerine,
sailor cap and more.

On the outside, visitors will
find a rock oven, the beginnings
of a crab habitat with flowing
water, maypoles for plaiting, a
greasy pole for climbing, a
school bus being converted into

a diner and a brown bag lunch

counter.

Nettie, in her colorful and
creative way, has also created
a series of short stories for sto-
ry-telling sessions at the muse-
um which are based on the
names of native medicinal
plants.

She calls her creative writings
the Bush Tea Stories — as they
are derived from abstract paint-
ings which represent an array
of bush teas. :

Nettie said she hopes that she
will be able to work with the
Ministry of Tourism to offer this
innovative and historical muse-
um as a leading attraction for
the Bahamas’ many tourists.

Three target audiences for
the project will likely include
visitors (largely African-Amer-
ican, academics and wedding
consultants); Bahamian youths
and the broader Bahamian pub-
lic, who may wish to book their
special events, concerts or oth-
er activities in the Nettie’s Dif-
ferent of Nassau amphitheater.



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Police ‘fairly —
confident’ |
Woolmer was
murdered

B JAMAICA
Kingston

A SENIOR police official
said Wednesday he was
"pretty confident" that Pak-
istan cricket coach Bob
Woolmer was the victim of a
homicide in his hotel room
and rejected media reports
that a second autopsy was
planned to clear up doubts
about the cause of death,
according to Associated Press.

"I'm pretty confident based
on the information that is in
front of me, but nothing in
this line of work is 100 per

. cent," Deputy Police Com-

missioner Mark Shields told
The Associated Press in an
interview. "What we need to
do is look at the facts and go
with those."

Woolmer, 58, was found
unconscious in his Kingston
hotel room March 18 and
pronounced dead at a hospi-
tal, the morning after his
team's surprising elimination
from the cricket World Cup
in a loss to Ireland on St
Patrick's Day.

A pathologist who con-
ducted Woolmer's autopsy
initially ruled his death was
"inconclusive" but four days
later announced he was stran-
gled to death. Police have not
identified suspects but have
said they are investigating if
international match-fixing
was a motive.

Several British media out-
lets reported Wednesday that
Jamaican authorities had
ordered a second autopsy to
determine if Woolmer may
have died of natural causes,
but Shields, a former Scot-
land Yard detective, denied
such plans were being con-
sidered.

He said police are still
treating Woolmer's death as a
homicide but will "keep an
open mind" about what hap-
pened until all the facts are in,
including pending results of
toxicology and blood tests.

Possible
contaminated
poultry tested
in Guyana

B GUYANA
Georgetown

HEALTH authorities are
testing a shipment of poultry
feed from France that may
be tainted with salmonella,
the Guyana government said
Wednesday, according to
Associated Press.

Agriculture Minister
Robert Persaud said French
officials had warned the ship-
ment of roughly 815 metric
tons of soy-based feed
shipped to the South Ameri-
can country might be conta-
minated.

The salmonella bacteria
can cause diarrhea, fever,
dehydration, abdominal pain
and vomiting. Serious cases
can result in death.

Persaud said the feed,
which arrived in George-
town's port last week, should
not have been offloaded from
the Bahamas-registered ship.

On Monday, High Court
Judge James Bovell-Drakes
ordered the feed be stored in
the importer's warehouse
while health authorities test

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Straw vendors
at the International Bazaar said
that business is terribly slow
there and that their livelihoods
are at stake.

“This is the worst we have
seen it in all our years here and
sadly, nothing is being done to
promote this area,” said one
straw vendor, who has been at
the Bazaar for more than 20
years.

The protracted sale of the
Royal Oasis Resort has caused
severe economic hardship for
merchants and straw vendors at
the Bazaar, who relied on busi-
ness from guests at the resort.

Negotiations are now under-
way with the Harcourt Group
for the purchase of the resort
after an initial $40 million deal

with World Holding Investment —

fell through.

The vendors said that since
the hotel closed last September,
taxi and tour bus drivers have
been taking tourists to Port
Lucaya — telling them the
Bazaar is closed. ~

Irene Davis, president of the
International Bazaar Straw
Vendors Association, said:
“Our concern is that things are
real slow and we can’t meet our
bills. God knows, I don’t know
how we are making it.”

A vendor of seven years said
the situation is very discourag-
ing.

“A lot of times we leave here
without making a dollar, and
the little money we spend on
gas and on lunch, we don’t even
make that in a day sometimes,”
she said.

The vendors believe more
needs to be done to promote
the area, and are calling on gov-
. ernment for assistance.

“_-- “No one is checking for us

over here,” one said.

A vendor, who identified her-
self as Ms Rolle, said she has
been at the Bazaar for more
than 20 years and has never
seen it this bad.

“Since the hotel and casino
closed, many of us have lost
homes, cars, and some of us
can’t even pay the rent to keep
our booths open.

“The Minister of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe has never
walked this ground yet to find
out how things are going down
here.

“But, when Port Lucaya had

problems the other day they

walked and talked to the ven-
dors down there. What hap-
pened to us? ‘Sweet Mouth
Willie’ needs to do better,” she
said.

The Tribune tried to contact
Mr Wilchcombe for an update
on the impending sale of the
Royal Oasis, but calls were not
returned up to press time.

Chinese
delegation
grant aid to
Suriname

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SURINAME received
US$2.4 million in aid from Chi-

na for economic development,
officials said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.

Li Changchun, a senior mem-
ber of China's ruling Commu-
nist Party, led a S0-member del-
egation of Chinese public and
private sector officials that
arrived Tuesday in Paramari-
bo, the capital of this South
American country.

President Ronald Venetiaan
did not disclose what the gov-
ernment planned to do with the
money.

Tens of thousands of Chinese
have immigrated to Suriname
since the mid-1800s. In recent
years, the Asian giant has given
military and health aid and
funded the construction of the
Foreign Ministry's main office.

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FAMILIES who have
bought home lots in a Nassau
sub-division yesterday
appealed for the Ministry of
Works to “stop victimising us”
and grant building permits.

They claim they have been
caught in the crossfire between
the ministry and developer
Joshua Haeward, who is suing
the government for alleged
breach of statutory duty.

The lot buyers claim the min-
istry is deliberately blocking
their development plans
because of the government’s
differences with Mr Haeward.

But they say that, as they are
now Officially owners of the
lots, theré is no reason why
they should become victims of
Mr Haeward’s legal battles.

The subdivision in question
lies at the junction of St Vin-
cent Road and Faith Avenue.
Twenty lots fronting the road
have been sold, and four are
now being developed.

But 16 lots, which cost
between $60,000 and $80,000
each, have been “blighted” by
the continuing dispute. One



ire with developer

Families plead for government ‘victimisation’ to stop



buyer has been evicted from
her rented property and now
has no home to go to because
she’s unable to make progress
with her plans.

Another buyer, legal execu-
tive Mrs Akera Stubbs, 26, told
The Tribune: “I am now ina
position where I can’t get my

‘ plans approved. I am being told

that there is a lawsuit involving
Mr Haeward and that nothing
will be approved until that is
settled.

“However, Mr Haeward
doesn’t own the land anymore.
This is affecting my livelihood.
I have been calling the ministry
constantly, and now I am very
agitated because I can’t get a
favourable response.”

Mrs Stubbs and her husband
bought the home lot for
$69,000 to build a rental prop-
erty to generate more income.
Now, she says, they are stuck
with loan repayments with no

assurance that they are going to
be able to proceed with their
plans.

She said: “I feel we are being
victimised by the ministry, who
are using us to put pressure on
Mr Haeward. In fact, the law-
suit does not affect any of our
properties at all, it concerns
the ten acres of land behind
us.”

She and other buyers are
now considering forming a
group to present a united front
to the ministry.

Another buyer in his twen-
ties who did not wish to be
named said: “I don’t know
what the problem is. I am try-
ing to go through the legal
process and just hope some-
thing will work out.

“I am waiting for a build-
ing permit. It is unfair. This
is both my home and an
investment, and I am being
made to wait for reasons that

do not involve me at all.”
Mr Haeward, who has been

a developer since the early

1980s, was furious yesterday at

a suggestion by an unnamed:

ministry official that he had
failed to obtain land use and
subdivision approval.

“That is completely erro-
neous,” he told The Tribune.
He challenged the official to
reveal his or her name and go
“on the record” with their alle-
gations.

He said the lot buyers were
being victimised by the gov-
ernment simply because of
their association with him.

He said sales of the 20 lots in
question were all “above
board” and legally endorsed by
attorneys.

Mr Haeward said he is suing
the ministry because they have
allegedly blocked his plans for
the rest of the subdivision for
no good reason.

He believes he is being vic-
timised by the government
because of his parents’ FNM
affiliations.

A realtor involved in the
land transactions yesterday crit-
icised the ministry, saying the
litigation was no reason to
“freeze” development plans for
the 20 lots now sold.

“These people are hitting a
brick wall for no reason. Most
are single mothers of modest
means who can’t afford to face
this hardship. It is ridiculous.

“Mr Michael Major at the
ministry has said he doesn’t like
the way Mr Haeward talks to
him. But this is no reason for
blocking a sub-division. I have
told the ministry that there is
obviously something personal
going on here.

“These buyers have been
told they will have to wait until
the court case is over, but that
could take years.”

Protesters were ‘tricked’ into
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A PROTESTER who joined -
last Monday’s demonstration
outside The Tribune has
claimed he and his colleagues
were “tricked” into taking part.

The man, who refused to give
his name, said he was one of 15
demonstrators who had been
made certain promises that
were not kept.

“They told us a bunch of
lies,” he told The Tribune. “We
were tricked.”

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wed he, Tribune last Monday, w
placards calling Mr Ma

The man added that he and
his friends had no. grouse
against The Tribune or its man-
aging editor, John Marquis.

“We don’t like what hap-
pened. We don’t feel good
about it. Now our faces have all
been identified on photographs
and we are being blamed for
this thing.”

Smith

A group of 23 protesters led
by PLP political activist Ricardo

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home” while Mr Smith yelled
racial abuse.
Sources revealed this week

that the protest was organised

by supporters of former immi-
gration minister Shane Gibson.

They said the demonstration
was in response to Mr Marquis’s
decision to publish photographs
of Mr Gibson on a bed with the
Jate reality show star Anna
Nicole Smith.

The now famous Tribune
front page, which was used in
major newspapers all over the
world, forced Mr Gibson to

“resign his Cabinet post.

Police have also been told of
lot to smear Mr Marquis’s
ame with computer-generat-
ed gay sex images which were to
have been made into posters.

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SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., fe
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt. .
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EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. | La
Publisher/Editor 1972- wae
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Published Daily Monday to Saturday EDITOR, The Tribune Bahamian personnel, but also *
: PreaMae on US personnel as it is their “*”'
Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas THE statement from the US intelligence, their surveillance ~~ |
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama Embassy, Queen’s Street this [SWSSQIpeaneclenaed | cquipment that drives the inter- at
week certainly obscures totally diction responses for drugs and ' "
the reality of the considerable illegal immigration. TNS
; TELEPHONES Se financial and physical input The of The Bahamas unless we sail The most friendly US 7*3"
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986 Bahamas commits to trying to The Bahamas away toa differ- Ambassador, John Rood, ever “-'’
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352 stop illegal drugs flowing into ent locale and do not leave it to be appointed as a US ‘*
Circulation Department - (242) 502-2387 the massive consumer market _ lying mid-way between the pro- Ambassador to the Bahamas ~‘~’-
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398 of io US. fetch Sn a sestebearner oe seerably mite peomainesly ie
7. -352- was satisfying that finally ; - leaving us in April. Could he ° "
Freepor,, Grand Bahama: : ie ) eous this year that the US Embassy, _ ed States. intervene on this ‘marking’ des- ° *’ ’
Freeport fax: (242) 352-934 Bahamas Narcotics Affairs Offi- The unfortunate thing is that ignation of The Bahamas seem- ~~}
cer, David Foran accepted and _as sure as the sun rose in the _ ingly asit will be forever onthe } |
admitted that the majority of east this morning those oppos- White House list simply ~*
9 ‘ drugs coming through The _ ing the Government will argue _ because of our geographical ~ ‘
Envoy S remarks on. Nass au Airp ort Bahamas are destined for the that they, the Government, are _ location and that the US isa *
large consumer market of the. giving The Bahamas a bad massive drug market for the ~
ate = : name and returning (allegedly) drugs emanating from Colom- — ‘ ‘
US AMBASSADOR John Rood — a true The Ministry of Transport recently invited If one looks at our National _ to the bad old ways? bia-Jamaica, which are shipped -"*"!
friend of the Bahamas— expected to see the _ the FAA to doa technical assessment of the Budget, 2007 you will see OPBAT - one hopes that the through The Bahamas. rb.
airport improved to a standard that the US __ radar system, of the automation that supports National Security had an White House realises that it has Please realise, Ambassador, "’
could have extended its pre-clearance facilities _ that system, its overall condition and whether approved expenditure of a treaty obligation in OPBAT. - this designation will be used in
to private jets. ; FAA equipment is compatible with the air- $1,444,660.00 in the 2007 Bud- and not just because the US our internal politics as The
However, that is no longer possible. In a _port’s present radar system. _ | get and increase of $625,624.00 Army wants their helicopters International Narcotics Control {
farewell address to the media Wednesday, The FAA report has been completed and over the previous year which for other operations can this Strategy Report 2007 implies
Ambassador Rood had bad news. delivered to Transport and Aviation Minister does not include the Police _ limit the level of equipment sup- The Bahamas is very negatively ~*.’
“I wish security at the airport would not = Glenys Hanna-Martin. gakcd $108,399,655.00 - Defence Force porting OPBAT. Much of the affected simply asa result ofits ~ *
be where it is right now. I wish it was better, I In a statement, released late last night in $40,687,254.00, which is a total limitations and critical com- location between the producer ‘
wish we would have seen improvements in the — which Mrs Martin deplores Ambassador Rood of $150,531,569.00. * ments of Mr Foran, anyway, countries of narcotics in the‘ ‘
past two and a half years and quite honestly we —_ expressing his concerns publicly, she says the In contrast the final Budget of slaps the US/the White House region Jamaica and Colombia ‘|, ,
have not seen any improvements, but govern- _ agency that she understands to be responsible the FNM Government written anyway as itis theirequipment and the consumer market of ~\~!
ment right now is very serious about it,” he for Homeland Security in the US “has repeat- by them prior to May 2002 and personnel that the Bahamas The US. ay
said. . , edly admonished as to the inadvisability of Election had estimates pegged Law Enforcement rely on to Hoping Ambassador Rood *
With security standards at an unsatisfacto- _ discussing port security matters in the media. at National Security $757,952.00 interdict the smugglers and we __ sees this argument and willlob- * ~'
ty level, the ambassador said, the US will not The FAA says it will not release the airport - Police $82,737,934.00 and _ know these days Haitian sloops _ by effectively the White House ”, *’
be able to introduce pre-clearance for private _ report to the media because government, hav- Defence Force $28,287,280.00 can sail the length of the to remove this designation or ~*~‘
aircraft as was planned at this time. - ing invited it to do the report, is the only enti- or a total of $111,783,166.00 just Bahamas, tie-up to Prince at the least identify why we will Ile
The chatter behind closed doors is that _ ty with the right to release it. However, the four plus years ago. George Wharf and discharge _ remain so designated until the ,-.-«
Bahamians had better pray for a second FAA made it clear that as the report is not a In four-budgets the Christie illegal drugs without anyone good Lord'cometh. . fig:
Ambassador Rood, who has bent over back- _ classified document it would have no objection Administration has added some _ seemingly seeing them or being Reading the 2007 Interna- : is
wards to protect this country, because a less to government making it public. $38,784,403.00 to National Secu- _ suspicious of them. tional Narcotics Control Report *"*"'

friendly replacement could recommend —
with the present state of the airport — that all
pre-clearance in the Bahamas be cancelled.

The two areas of main concern are security,
and malfunctioning radar, with a new radar
that has never been installed sitting idle for
want of software. $

Why should government only now start to |

This is where this country needs a Public
Information Act. This is the people’s airport,
and the people are entitled to know how their
airport, which affects their livelihood, is being

“managed or mismanaged. It is obviously a

report that will be hidden from them in the

+ Ministry’s confidential files.

..We understand that the report identifies a

rity - Police and Defense Force.
The current level of expense for
National Security - Police and
Defence Force cap approxi-
mately 13 per cent of the
National Budget.

Mr Foran’s report and com-
ments certainly causes all clear

It is rationally evident that
the blame and accusing of those
who do not support the Gov-
ernment have not thought this
through — if it is the US that
are providing the majority of
the interdiction services, in Exu-
ma, Inagua, in the sky and by

the United States should be des-
ignated like the Bahamas. If
there is a level playing field in

fact it should be boycotted as «.”

the report states the US is the
largest global narcotics market
in the world, but is it?

get serious about the airport when Mr Sol . number of shortcomings in management and thinking persons to realise that _Intelligence/Spy satellites then J WILLIAMS ae
Kerzner was given a solemn promise in 2003 __ oversight deficiencies, in addition to mainte- at no time in the future will the _ the corruption allegations can- Nassau i
that’s four years ago — by no less a person _ nance issues, including making certain that US President change the status _not be solely on the shoulders of March 3 2007 vs

than Prime Minister Perry Christie that if Mr
Kerzner went ahead with Phase III at Atlantis,
he would guarantee an airport that would be
the gem of the Caribbean. The first phase of
Phase III is about to open, while the Ambas-
sador says that in the two and a half years that
he has been here, there has been no improve-
ment at the airport. Mr Rood pointed out that
tourists and Bahamians deserve better.

“It’s the number one complaint that I get
from Americans leaving the Bahamas, and
unfortunately that is the last thing that they
remember,” Mr Rood said.

Possibly his hope for the future is a promise
by government that — after much foot drag-
ging — it will at last sign the airport manage-
ment contract with Vancouver airport Ser-
vices today. But in the meantime, the Bahamas
is steadily loosing business in its number one
industry — and much of that loss can be attrib-
uted to the bad management of the airport.

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there is sufficient inventory of spare parts to
quickly repair areas that could go down. It is
also understood that the FAA expects to do a
follow up inspection after government has had
time to absorb the information and deal with
the deficiencies identified.

With such poor performance at the airport,
no wonder US authorities arrested five
Bahamian baggage handlers who landed at
Miami International Airport. It is interesting
that four of the five have confessed to drug-
related offences — the very offences for which
they were arrested.

It is understood that five more have been
suspended from duties at the airport — two are
awaiting a fiat from the Attorney General’s
office to proceed with prosecution, while three
others are still being investigated. The US has
completed its investigations, it will now be
interesting to see how long the Bahamian
process will take.



oe, TR RS

Foolishness of trusting the PLP

EDITOR, The Tribune

I HAD the greatest respect
for Sir Etienne Dupuch, but he
said one thing with which I must
disagree. He always used to say
“the people are not fools”. This
is not of course exclusive to the
Bahamas, but unfortunately this
country is very polarised, espe-
cially at election times. Not
wishing to inflame the race
issue, I think it is fair to say the
PLP is considered, or consider
themselves, the ‘Black’ party.

. This is of course totally stupid,

289 Market St. South ¢ P.O. Box N-7984 ¢ Nassau, Bahamas

joy depends on Jesus.”

but it is encouraged by some to
resonate with a certain element.

But let me get to my point.
For all the arrogance Mr Ingra-
ham is accused of, especially in
the last year of his term, there is
no doubt that he saved The
Bahamas in 1992. If the PLP
had been returned there is little
doubt that the currency would
have been devalued and we
would now have a 50¢ dollar.
After the PLP saw an opportu-
nity to undermine the FNM
over the referendum, which
many women unfortunately
rejected, as it would have
increased their right in a male
dominated society, support for
the FNM collapsed. How any
nation could have returned a

tion, appalling corruption, nepo-
tism, you name it, is beyond
belief. For all Mr Christie’s high
sounding ethics when he was
returned in 2002, the Govern-
ment was effectively a carry on
from 1992. It may have been a
“fresh wind” but it still stank.
If the result was not plain fool-
ishness please tell me what fool-
ish means. In closing I feel that
some laws have to be passed in
regard to victimisation, and
extreme cases should call for
jail. This cannot continue in a
supposedly democratic society.
It undermines everything the
constitution stands for and is a
blot on the country’s good
name.

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Cuba spent
nearly $100m
on US farm
products

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Havana

CUBA has spent US$108
million so far this year on
American food and agricul-
tural products and associat-
ed logistical costs, but would
have spent far more if not for
Washington’s 45-year-old
embargo, a top official said
Tuesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Pedro Alvarez, director of
the island’s food import com-
pany, Alimport, made the
announcement as he signed
agreements to purchase an
additional US$15.75 million
worth of wheat and pork
from Nebraska producers. He
said Cuba spent US$560 mil-
lion on US food and agricul-
tural products and associat-
ed shipping and other costs
last year, and more than
US$2.2 billion since Decem-
ber 2001.

A law passed by Congress
in 2000 permitted Fidel Cas-
tro’s government to directly
purchase US farm goods on a
cash-only basis. Havana at
first rejected the measure, but
began taking advantage of it
in late 2001.

Alvarez said that if the
embargo were lifted, US-
Cuba trade in goods and ser-
vices — including tourism —
could balloon to US$21 bil-
lion in the first five years.

Even though America is the
island’s leading source of food
and agricultural products,
Alvarez said Cuba can never
be sure Washington will allow
its country’s exporters to
make good on contracts they
sign with Havana.

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A BAPTIST bishop who
declared publicly this week that
he wanted to settle a long-stand-
ing legal dispute with a Nassau
couple has now refused to meet
them.

Greg and Tanya Cash called
at Bishop Samuel Greene's
office yesterday in response to a
peace offering he made ina 7ri-
bune INSIGHT article last
Monday.

But Mr Cash said they were
sent away without being able to
discuss the matter with the bish-
op.

Through a secretary, he and
his wife were told that the bish-
op would “see them in court.”

Mr Cash told The Tribune:
“We followed through on what
Bishop Greene said in last
week’s paper and tried to make
an appointment but he would
not see us.

“We wanted him to sign a let-
ter confirming what he had told
INSIGHT, but the letter was
thrown back in my face.”

Bishop Greene’s alleged
refusal to discuss the matter —
which ran counter to claims he
made in INSIGHT last Mon-
day — is the latest development

in the five-year face-off between |

the Cash family and the Bap-
tist educational authorities.

Mr and Mrs Cash have been
fighting for justice since 2002
but claim they have been
blocked at every turn by the
courts, which they believe have
been influenced by the powerful
Baptist lobby and its high-rank-





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ing political connections.
Mr Cash is pursuing an
“unfair dismissal” action against

them, plus various constitution-’

al issues. But so far his cam-
paign for justice has been
blocked.

Yesterday, he said: “Every-
thing Bishop Greene told The
Tribune last week was decep-
tive. These are people who are
heading commissions in this
country and advising the gov-
ernment.”

In the INSIGHT article, Bish-
op Greene stated categorically
that he would sit down with the
couple to thrash out their dif-
ferences. He said Mr Cash had
failed to call him with a view to
settling the matter.

But Mr Cash said, when he
tried to follow through, his own
calls were not returned. As a





@ GREG and Tanya Cash

result, he and his wife decided
to call on Bishop Greene per-
sonally.

They tried to get him to sign a
letter affirming what he said,
but a secretary told them he
would not see them.

In a letter to Bishop Greene,
Mr and Mrs Cash state: “We
have attempted at least three
times to contact you, leaving
messages, each of these times
at both your church and at The
Public Service Commission’s
office.



(Photo: Tim Clarke/Tribune staff)

“However, to date, Bishop
Greene, you have refused to
return any of our calls, which
sir is very deceptive.” They
claimed that Bishop Greene’s
remarks in the INSIGHT article
were not true, and questioned
whether they were made to mis-
lead the public.”

Mr and Mrs Cash claim the
Baptist authorities have been
in contempt of court for three
years, but nothing is being done
to enforce judicial orders.

They have also described the .

withdrawal of their attorney as

a “stalling tactic” aimed at
denying them their rights.

Last week, Bishop Greene
told INSIGHT: “Once Greg
calls me, we can move on from
there. All we need to do is get
together. It seems Greg is talk-
ing to everybody, but he is not
saying anything to me. I am
standing by in case he needs to
talk to me.”

The Tribune tried without
success to reach Bishop Greene
yesterday.

stop using religious leaders to settle labour disputes

Union chief:

® By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff.Reporter

THE National Congress of
Trade Unions said government
should stop appointing religious
leaders as arbitrators i in labour
disputes.

. NCTU chairman John Pinder
told The Tribune yesterday that
the PLP should take a pro-
active approach towards labour
issues, instead of calling upon
the church to mediate disputes.

Mr Pinder suggested that
government should consult
trade union federations like the
Trade Union Congress (TUC)
or the NCTU before religious
leaders are appointed as arbi-
trators.

In February, when officials of
the Bahamas Electrical Work-
ers Union (BEWU) issued
another threat to take industri-
al action should their concerns
remain unresolved, Bishop Neil
Ellis of Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Church was appointed

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Former Minister of Labour
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"We have been working along
with management and the union
to resolve these matters, but my

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reached an agreement with the
union on most of the issues.’

Mr Gibson was speaking of
several long-standing concerns
that the BEWU had been rais-
ing.

In March, in an effort to
resolve key issues in the ongo-
ing dispute between the gov-
ernment and executives of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers,
the government named a con-
ciliator to address the concerns
of the union.

Bishop Ellis along with offi-
cials from the Ministry of Edu-
cation met with BUT executives
to prevent industrial action.

“I don’t not see that as a good
precedent,” Mr Pinder said.

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members with “spiritual guid-
ance” and that unions are the
bodies designed to protect the
economic rights of workers.

He also claimed that religious

disputes.

“To some extent,” he said,

“the church tends to be more
politicised than impartial and I
would prefer for them to allow
the church to remain neutral.”
Pinder also claimed that gov-
ernment is “selective” when
choosing labour arbitrators.
“They always pick certain
religious leaders who they know
have an allegiance to them and
that’s not necessarily the best
thing to do,” Pinder added.
Pinder said that the labour
movement has many experi-
enced arbitrators that could be
used during a case of industrial
unrest, instead of calling on reli-
gious leaders.
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you shocking facts:-i) when P.L.P. first won government
and Sir Lynden took over from Sir Roland of U.B.P., there
was no National Debt - we never made ourselves Slaves to
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way of
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m= Rev CB Moss is confident
that he will emerge victorious
in the general election and is
“overwhelmed” by the support
expressed for his independent
candidacy as he goes door to
door.

Rev Moss, after being denied
a candidacy for the area by the
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tarting Bradley Roberts.

He said that he has not spo-
ken to Mr Roberts or Prime
Minister Perry Christie since the
tiff ended last week. The pastor
said however, that he does not
know if there is anything which
i needs to be reconciled among
them, especially on his part.

“They did what they thought
was in the best interest of them-
selves and the party. I am doing
what is in the best interest of
myself and the people of Bain
and Grants Town and that ends
it as far as I am concerned,”
said Rev Moss.

The Baptist preacher has
been accused of being bitter
over the fact that Dr Bernard
Nottage was chosen to be the
standard bearer for the PLP and
he in turn has accused the PLP
of being dishonest and under-
handed.

He brushed off the assertion
from members of his party that
he would not have been a good
choice as he did not command
as much support in Bain and
Grants Town as he would have
the public believe, simply saying
that it was “their version” of
the current situation.

“At the end of the day when
the votes are counted that
would determine where the sup-
port lies and how much support
I do have,” Rev Moss said.

Rev Moss said that for the
most part the people of Bain
and Grants Town have not only
seen him wearing
colours. :

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“political”

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friend and I believe that they
will continue to see me in that
light even when they go to the
polls and they will not vote for
me as an individual but they will
vote for themselves,” he said.

The people of the area, he
said, are more politically astute
and intelligent than many peo-
ple give them credit for.

“There is a mistaken belief
that once people are socio-eco-
nomically deprived that they
are ignorant and could be fed
anything and they could buy it.
I have never believed that. I
believe the outcome of the elec-
tion will prove that this is not
the case,” he said.

Among other efforts that Rev

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and Grants Town Tourism
Development Board has been
a pet project of his.

Through it, he has hoped to
attract tourist dollars directly
into the inner city community.

One of the major concerns of
the people of the Bain and
Grants Town community, he
said, is economic empowerment
and he hopes to deliver this to
the people through this tourism
board.

However, he said, this initia-
tive, after 18 months of lobby-
ing, has not been supported by
the Ministry of Tourism.

“Initially I thought it was
because of a lack of vision on.
their part now I am not so sure
taken into consideration recent
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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 7

Neko Grant CB Moss



who have lost trust in PM Christie

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Lucaya MP
Neko Grant said that former
PLP Senator Rev C B Moss has
joined the thousands of
Bahamians who have lost trust
in Prime Minister Perry Christie
and the PLP government.

Rev CB Moss resigned last
week as vice president of the
Senate and a member of the
PLP. He said this came after
years of broken promises by Mr
Christie that he would be given
the PLP nomination for the
Bain and Grants Town con-
stituency.

Instead, Dr Bernard Nottage,
Minister of Health, has received
the nomination for Bain and
Grants Town, and Rev Moss is
now running as an independent
candidate for the area.

During the official opening
of his official headquarters in
the Lucaya, Mr Grant said that
Mr Christie and the PLP gov-
ernment cannot be trusted to
govern the country.



NEKO Grant

“Trust is a word that has been
tossed around in recent times
by that other party. Well, on
March 20, the Rev C B Moss,
past president of the Bahamas
Christian Council, a minister of
the Gospel, a PLP senator, vice
president of the Senate, told the

nation and the world that he
did not trust the right hon-
ourable Perry Christie and the
leadership of the PLP,” said Mr
Grant.

“No problem, CB, you are
simply now joining thousands
of Bahamians who don’t trust
the right honourable Perry G
Christie and the PLP to lead
and run this country.”

Mr Grant said that “it ain’t
long now” before the FNM
“roll the PLP out”. He stated
that the FNM’s record of trust is
well documented.

The Lucaya MP, noted that
between 1992 and 2002, the
FNM administration deepened
democracy by introducing pri-
vate radio stations, and
reformed the public sector by
introducing computers and
information technology to the
civil service.

He said they also prohibited
MPs from chairing public cor-
porations, and streamlined the
business licence application
process.

The FNM, he said, created a

Grant asks Lucaya for five more years

NEKO Grant, who has rep-
resented Lucaya for many
years, asked constituents to
renew his contract for another
five years.

Following the boundaries
change, the residents of polling
division 12 of the Eight Mile
Rock Constituency — from San-
ta Maria Drive on the east, East
Sunrise Highway on the north,
Yorkshire Drive on the west,
and Churchill Road on the
south — are now in Lucaya.

Mr Grant reminded con-
stituents that much was been
done to improve and upgrade
the area during his tenure.

He noted that with the assis-
tance of local government,



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been constructed and street
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throughout Lucaya, particular-
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Beach, Maliboo Reef and Impe-
rial Park subdivisions.

He said also that road signs and
water pipes have been installed
in Royal Bahamia Estates.

“In 1992, Maliboo Reef was a
dark subdivision — it is now a
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He said that improvements
have also been made in
Bahamia North and South,
Regency Park and around
Polling Division 10.

“My beloved constituents of
Lucaya, I ask you for another
five-year contract to represent

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We, in the FNM is committed
to restoring Grand Bahama’s
economy,” he said.











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FREEPORT - The Grand
Bahama Health Services has
announced a number of activi-
ties in observance of World
Health Month from April 4 to
April 30. |

Marva Moxey, chairman of
World Health Month Commit-
tee, said this year’s theme for
World Health Day, which is cel-
ebrated‘on April 7, is “Interna-
tional health security — invest
in health, build a safer future.”

The Bahamas is a part of the
PanAmbrican Health Organi-
sation (WHO), which is the
regional representative for the
World Health Organisation.

@ THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce today
thanked two men who have contributed to the
“economy and business climate of the country:
American Ambassador John Rood, second from
left, and Bahamian attorney Branville McCartney,
third from left. The ambassador is preparing to
leave the Bahamas after his service as diplomat and
friend and McCartney stepped down from his post
as chairman of the chamber’s Crime Prevention

Committee after two years of bridging the gap
between commerce and law enforcement. Present
for the awards presentation were Dionisio

d’ Aguilar, first vice president, far left and Gershon
Major, second vice president of the Bahamas

“Chamber of Commerce.

‘International health security’ theme for April



Ms Moxey said that Dr Mar-
garet Chan, director general of
WHO, talked about increasing
global thieats to the health,
including SARS, avian flu,
HIV/AIDS, and humanitarian
emergencies in her World
Health Day message.

“When we listen to the theme
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Although the avian flu is not
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foreigners are entering the
country at all times.

She said the aims of the activ-
ities are to sensitise the com-
munity, create awareness, and
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Rock of Ages Huneral Chapel

RUSSELL & PINDER’S
* FUNERAL HOME

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 - Freeport, Grand Bahamas

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MARY JANE YOUNG, 92

formerly of Cat Island, and a resident of#
13 Clarke Ave Freeport., Grand Bahama
will be held on Saturday March 31st at
2:00 pm at Tabnicle Baptist Church.
Settlers Way. Officiating will be Pastor
Alpheaus Woodside, assisted by Assistant
Pastor Howard Gardiner.

Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons,
Jude Young and Van "Duke" Nguyen;
one daughter, Rose Marie "Paddy"
Wildgoose; 2 Sister, Alice Roberts of
New Providence and Willabe Bullard of
Florida; one brother, Ernest Stubbs of
New York; 13 grand children, Monique,
Bethany, Elton, Angelo, Patrick, Judnera,
Jerome, Patrea, Niesba, Dukie Jr., Jamal,
Jameka and Magan; 22 great grand
children; 4 great great grand; 1 daughter-
in-law, Bridgette Young; 1 great grand
son-in-law, Rashad Tucker; adopted
children Roslyn "Tom" Appoleon, Johnny
Taylor, Cyril Mackey, Aaron Hanna Ron
and Meg Shane, George Thompson Marlo
Donato and Sidney Johnson; numerous
nieces, nephews and a host of other
‘relatives and friends including, Sgt. Phillip
‘Armbrister.

‘Family will receive friends at Russell's
and Pinder's Funeral Home, Eight Mile
Rock on Friday March 30th, 2007 from
1:00pm to 7:00pm and on Saturday March
31st from 12:30pm to Service time at the
‘Church.

Wulff Road & Pinedale
“Tek 323-3800 or 322-1431 ¢ Fax: 328-8852

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~ Renel
Auguste, 49

of Jumbey Street off
Florida Court will be
held at Our Lady's
Catholic Church,
Deveaux Street on
Saturday, March 31st
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THE TRIBUNE

FROM page one

opposition seems to think that
the PLP has sacrificed some of
their own people to save a
“choice few.”

One FNM campaign general
said that in his opinion the bound-
aries were cut to ensure victory
for Dr Bernard Nottage, Prime
Minister Perry Christie, Melanie
Griffin, and Neville Wisdom. He
claimed that they all had some
concerns even though they won
handsomely in the last election.

“The areas they represent now,

Boundaries

PLP. They noticed something
very significant in the registration
of voters. All of the core PLP
areas were the ones whose regis-
tration was always low,” the
opposition campaign general said.

This, he said, showed that the
PLP’s core support either was not
inspired to or just not interested
in registering.

“The Prime Minister, has had
one or two bad experiences when
he went into areas off East Street




where the guys literally told him
to get out of there,” the FNM
general claimed.

with ‘the exception of Bain and
Grants Town, has not been
behaving very well toward the

Smoking ban considered
FROM page one

first treaty in the history of WHO.

Some of the effects of the Bahamas’ participation in the treaty
were discussed yesterday in the sixth in a series of 10 or more
public consultations that will occur to educate the public — while also
soliciting feedback from stakeholders.

In addition to a ban on smoking in enclosed public places, some
of the other objectives of the treaty are: The use of price and tax
measures to reduce the demand for tobacco products; the protec-
tion of individuals from second-hand smoke; the regulation of the
contents of tobacco products; education initiatives to dissuade
current smokers — while also preventing new ones; and, a poten-
tial ban on advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products.

Dr Evaneth McPhee, medical officer in the department of pub-
lic health, said the government is in the process of ratifying the doc-
ument and new draft legislation has been created by the department
of legal affairs.

A ban on smoking indoors may be controversial in relation to the
hotel and restaurant sectors, as some may argue that such restric-
tions may make the Bahamas a less competitive tourist destination.

Many casino patrons smoke and casinos are the major revenue
earners in many resorts. A ban may be regarded, by some, as a
threat to the country’s number one industry.

Dr McPhee said the ministry acknowledges this concern. There-
fore, consultations will be held specifically with hoteliers just after
Easter.

So far, the ministry has had consultation sessions with mem-
bers of the media, unions, some small business people and local
enforcement agencies, such as the police and customs.

Dr McPhee said she does not expect significant opposition to the
initiative.

“Interestingly enough the opponents are very, very few. In fact,
I don’t think we have had any that have come out against it so far,”
she said.

During the discussion, concerns were expressed specifically for
the rights of workers — in casinos and bars, for example — who are
forced to inhale significant amounts of second-hand smoke on a dai-
ly basis. As a result, these persons are at elevated risk for pul-
monary conditions and lung cancer, because of the actions of oth-
ers.

Dr Mortimer Moxey, medical officer at NIB, said that he is
specifically aware of the deaths of two women non-smokers from
second-hand smoke in their homes. In each case, Dr Moxey said,
the husband of the deceased was a long-time smoker.

According to WHO, tobacco is the second major cause of death
in the world and it is currently responsible for the death of one in
every 10 adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths a year). If cur-
rent smoking patterns continue, WHO projects that the consump-
tion of tobacco products will cause some 10 million deaths each year
by 2020.

These projections reveal that half the people who smoke today
— that is about 650 million people — will eventually be killed by
tobacco.

The WHO treaty, which is now closed for signature, has been
signed by 168 countries.

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However, the PLP insider said |

that this was generally a rumour
started some months ago and that
it was “obvious to a blind man”
the prime minister enjoyed over-
whelming support in his con-
stituency.

“The truth be told, the FNM
should worry about some of their
sure seats. Montagu, St Anne’s
and Yamacraw don’t look the
same way they did in 2002 and
the constituency they fabricated
last election to get them what
they thought was a sure win, St
Margaret’s is totally gone ,” he
said.

Despite this, the FNM thinks
it has been handed St Anne’s and
Montagu on a silver platter.

“They took Blair out of St
Margaret’s and put it in Montagu.
Loretta (Butler-Turner, FNM
candidate for Montagu) only lost
by a few votes in the last election
and there were hundreds of per-
sons in that area who did not go
to the polls who were angry with
the FNM as well. Brent’s (Symon-
ette, FNM candidate for St
Anne’s) seat and Loretta’s seat
are giveaways,” one FNM gener-
al told The Tribune yesterday.

While he said that with or with-
out the boundary cuts, the cur-
rent Yamacraw MP Melanie Grif-
fin, would have retained her seat,
the PLP general said that now
she is “rooted” in the House of
Assembly.

“Minister Griffin is extremely
popular in Yamacraw and the
people there are hungry for the

kind of representation she brings
compared to the aloof personali-
ty they found in their last repre-
sentative,” he said.

The FNM general admitted
that PLP support has been solid-
ified in Yamacraw with the exten-
sion of the Yamacraw boundary
into Elizabeth Estates.

“They moved Yamacraw down
more into some of Elizabeth. It
may give (FNM candidate for
Yamacraw Pauline Cooper-
Nairn) somewhat of a challenge.
Then again a lot of people did
not vote in that area last time,”
the FNM campaigner said.

The PLP insider said that the
governing party had successfully
“jammed” the FNM and forced,
FNM candidate Hubert Minnis
to regroup after Delaporte was
transformed into Clifton and
Kilarney.

However, his counterpart in
the FNM said that the creation
of the two constituencies was a
“last ditch attempt” to save
Neville Wisdom.

“They say that the FNM had
overwhelming support in Dela-
porte.

“After they created Clifton and
Kilarney we figured that they
would have expected Minnis to
go to Clifton and leave Wisdom
running against an unknown. But
our strategy was to move Dr Min-
nis to where Neville is because
Dr Minnis has good recognition
and that leaves two newcomers
running in Clifton,” the FNM
general said.

Daniel Smith inquest

FROM page one

Court that could include the order to have jurors fill out special
questionnaires to prove they are unbiased.

However, Public Prosecutions Director Bernard Turner, who is
leading the case for the Crown, argued that the date of the start of
the inquest was widely publicised and that Mr Stern’s counsel
could have brought their constitutional concerns to the attention of
the Supreme Court at anytime in the last few months rather than at
the “eleventh hour.”

Magistrate Gomez, during the court’s morning session, denied Mr
McKinney’s request to stay the jury selection until after the appli-
cation had been heard by the Supreme Court.

Within a few minutes the magistrate selected the names of sev-
en women jurors from a jury box of 12 potential jurors. .

He advised them not to be influenced by any news coverage,
rumours or gossip that they might hear about the case

However, in yesterday’s afternoon session lawyer Wayne Munroe

told the chief magistrate that he did not intend to participate in the’

court’s proceedings because he had already been firmly persuaded
that the Coroner’s Court could not provide the parties with a rem-
edy in this case.

“Once you have filed a constitutional motion you cannot take fur-
ther steps in a proceedings,” Mr Munroe said.

“We are not here to participate in these proceedings or debate the
constitutional motion, other than at a court in the Supreme Court.”

Mr Turner suggested that the constitutional motion could be
heard before the Supreme Court on Friday.

However, Mr Munroe said that he could not sign a “certificate of
urgency” in the matter because the Chief Justice Burton Halls
practice directions did not allow it.

“It would be disingenuous for me to lead you down a path that
you cannot go, your worship,” Mr Munroe added.

Chief Magistrate Gomez adjourned the matter to April 4th and
11th to give both parties sufficient time to argue the merits of the
application before a Supreme Court judge.

The Chief Magistrate also said he would decide which parties
were “properly interested persons” in the matter when the case
resumes next week.

“And hopefully we will have this matter finished before Christ-
mas,” Mr Gomez said.

In addition to the proceedings in the Coroner’s Court yesterday,
Mr Stern’s lawyers also filed an appeal in the continuing paternity
battle over Ms Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn. The DNA results
were expected to be released on April 3, however, Mr Stern’s
appeal may delay the hearing.

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Processing incentive payments, overtime, etc.
Administration of staff uniforms

Assisting with salary processing and related journals
Assisting with pension administration

He is survived by his wife, Robin Auguste;
three sons, Renel Jr., Jermole and Jermaine;
one brother, Stanislas; one sister, Mrs.
Lorina Henry of Florida; two adopted
_ Sisters, Lima and Silianise Petit-Phar; one
brother-in-law, Jean Marie Rene; three
sisters-in-law, Louise Macula and Julie
Auguste and Zette Termil; four uncles,
Lee, Lucien, Jean and Ricot St. Gerard;
three aunts, Lamercie, Roseline and
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Jeffrey, Steve and Orville Joseph, Maxin
Cassius and Charite Solomon; best friend,
Serette Joseph; numerous other relatives
including, Orien Joseph, Inieste Cassius
and Janet Valsaint; and numerous other
friends.

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mcs HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Rélatives and friends may pay their last
respects at Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel
on Wulff Road and Pinedale in the Petra
Suite on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and on Saturday at the Church from 2:00
p-m. until funeral time.

Re: Human Resources Clerk
Head Office, The Plaza, 2nd Floor, Mackey St.
LO. Box SS-6263
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 11






a PICTURED left to right is -Tolin Conway, senior vice-president and general manager; Boyd



Wright of Arkansas; George Markantonis, President and managing director of Kerzner

International Bahamas

THE first guest of the new
ultra-luxurious 600 room all-
suite resort, The Cove Atlantis,
was greeted by a welcoming
team of senior executives led
by George Markantonis, presi-
dent and managing director of
Kerzner. International on
Wednesday.

The quiet yet historic opening
signified a giant step, a
spokesman for Kerzner said, as

the company has once again °

raised the bar among distinc-
tive resort destinations.

Markantonis said: “At
7.50am this morning, Boyd
Wright of Arkansas became
our first official guest to check
into The Cove Atlantis. His
family will join him later on
today. He was interviewed by
Kerzner Today and took many
pictures with us. And he was
completely awed by the beauty
of the place and his whole first
impression.”

(Photo: Joshua Yentis/Blue Wave Imaging)

New Atlantis resort
welcomes first guest

The company’s president
told his team, “Our newest
resort is now Officially open!
We should all be very, very
proud.”

The Cove Atlantis features
designs by acclaimed interior
architects Jeffrey Beers and













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“Spying fering”

Come to the
Bahamas National Trust's

Day of fun, creative learnin
activities and entertainmen
for the whole family!
Saturday, March 31, 2007
11am to 5pm at the Retreat Gardens

National Park, Village Road 66
Admission: Children -, $2 Adults - $5)



Activities and exhibitors include:
Bahamians artisans, craft vendors and small businesses

Delicious Food & Beverages, Children's Crafts

Old Fashioned Games area: Top Spinning; Hoola Hoop: Hop Scotch;
Jack Stones; Marbles

12 to 3:00pm - Wildlife Education and Exhibition an Ardastra Gardens Zoo &
Conservation Centre
1.00 to 3:00 pm - Starbucks Coffee Tasting









PP sina Talks and Adult Crafts and Gardening Workshops under the Godfrey Higgs Pavilion
11:30 am Native Plant Propagation with Shenique Albury .
12:30 pm Sustainable Gardening with Tim Bethell of Terrain Design
1:30 pm Creating Herb Garden in a Strawberry Pot by Nassau Garden Club
2:30 pm Tile Art create a fun piece out of tile and sea glass
3:30 pm Create your own Stepping Stone facilitated by Kaethi and Hans Pieter Schaerer

4:00 pm Canine Agility Demonstration featuring the Bahamas Dog Agility & Obedience



Quiznos

Midadre... FRART YT

















onl | |
r. H. Ricardo Trec:
St. Anne’s Constituency

On your recent nomination and
entry into public service! We are
sure that the character traits which
have made you successful in
business will serve you well in your
endeavours as you seek to further

serve your God and country!



PLP Candidate

From the Management
and Staff of


PAGE 12, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007

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National

park
FROM page one

Among these, herons,
egrets, ibises and cormorants
can all be spotted.

In total, over 103 species
of bird have been identified
within the bounds of the
park, which consists of a
large pond area, pine trees,
broad-leaf woodland and
mangroves, said BNT presi-
dent Glenn Bannister.

Prime Minister Christie
said that the park signifies
“another major step in insti-
tutionalising the preservation
of wetlands and making them
more appealing and under-
stood by Bahamians."

Furthermore, both Mr
Christie and Mr Carey point-
ed to the park as a site not
only for Bahamians to enjoy,
but one step in a necessary
move towards diversifying
the Bahamian tourism prod-
uct.

"We are obliged to ensure
that we review the product
that people coming to these
shores will be exposed to,"
said the Prime Minister, after
pointing out that travellers
increasingly have “cultural
and ecological" interests in
mind.

In light of this, Mr Christie
said, there is going to be a
"massive intervention in the
tourism product in the
islands."

The park will also allow
Bahamians greater access to
their environmental heritage,
and consequently, a greater
appreciation of its beauty
and the need for its preser-
vation.



ssi ag ee |
@ DEPUTY Executive Director of the Bahamas National
Trust Lynn Gape along with Leslie Miller, Minister of Agri-
culture and Marine Resources, looks on as Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie and Glenn Bannister, President of the National



Trust cuts the ribbon at the official opening.
(Photos: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

"Martin Luther King when
in Bimini was in the man-
groves and he raised the
question...that if anyone
doubted that there is a God
they should be present there
and then with him to see
nature in its fullest splen-
dor," said Mr Christie.

"Bahamians must get to
know and to believe that, and
the only way we're going to
get to know and believe it is
to have this kind of experi-
ence," he said.

The park further takes on
significance at the supra-
national level, allowing the
Bahamas to begin fulfilling
its responsibility as signato-
ries to certain UN conven-
tions, by furthering the
preservation of biodiversity
and protecting wetlands with-
in the Bahamian islands, not-
ed BNT Deputy Director

Recent violence

FROM page one

body "when a weapon was discharged" while a 21 year old was hit

in the hand.

Both men were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The 22 year old subsequently died. Police have not yet classified

the death.

Shots rang out again on Wednesday, with two more gun attacks,

and a stabbing.

At around 8am, a 23 year old from: Podoleo Street was shot in
both legs by a man he knew. The shooting took place in the area of
Larry's Pub on Cordeaux Avenue and Key West Street.

He is currently in hospital in stable condition.

Later, at 5pm an 18 year old was stabbed several times, again by

someone he knew.

Then at 11pm, a 21 year old fell victim to two men in the John
Street area. One stabbed him in the abdomen, while the other

shot him in the leg.

Both of the victims are being treated in hospital where they are
reported to be in serious condition.

FROM page one

understand to be responsible
for Homeland Security in the
United States of America, has
repeatedly admonished as to
the inadvisability of discussing
port security matters in the
media. It is therefore unfortu-
nate that the ambassador has
continually found it desirable
to do so”.

The statement added that the
public should be aware that the
ministry is “committed to ensur-
ing the highest standards” in

airport security and as soon as |

the recommendations of the
task force are in hand, will seek

Airport
to implement the same on an
immediate basis.

Ambassador Rood had made
his comments while addressing
the media after his farewell lun-
cheon at the British Colonial
Hilton on Wednesday, saying,
“I wish the security at the air-
port would not be where it is
right now. I wish it was better, I
wish we would have seen
improvements in the past two
and a half years and quite hon-
estly we have not seen any
improvements, but government
right now is very serious about
at”,

Ingraham hits out
at PLP campaign

FROM page one

contesting 39 of the 41 constituencies in the general election.
The only seats the PLP will not contest are Bamboo Town and

Long Island-Ragged Island.

The FNM will be contesting 41 of the seats.
When referring to the PLP’s candidates last night, Mr. Ingraham

Lynn Gape.

Mr Carey described the
boardwalk and observation
deck as "just a microcosm"
of what the BNT wishes to
do in the area.

Further plans, funds allow-
ing, include continuing the
boardwalk throughout the
park, as well as providing
hiking trails, informative sig-
nage, a visitors' centre, and
kayaking routes.

In total, once finished, the
project is estimated to even-
tually cost up to $2.8million.

Mrs Gape said that, with
Nassau becoming increasing-
ly populated, there need to
be "more areas where peo-
ple can go and experience the
outdoors, experience and see
wildlife."

"So that is one of the rea-
sons that it is important," she
said.

’

FROM page one

them trying to involve the Rev
Dr Charles Saunders, a very
dear and good friend, a fellow
Exumian, someone who has
always been very polite and
courteous both to Mr Coakley
and myself. Dr Saunders has
stayed above the partisan polit-
ical fray and he encourages
excellence in performance. |
was saddened when he was
drawn into this,” he said.

The former PLP MP has
caused significant controver-
sy in PLP circles by consider-
ing a run against the party for
the Exuma seat. Mr Smith was
a representative for the area
for nearly 30 years. Sources
have indicated that he still has
significant support within the
constituency. Consequently, if
he does run, it is believed he
will split the PLP vote, giving
the FNM candidate, Joshua
Sears, a better chance of vic-
tory.

However, Mr Smith should
not be ruled out as a con-
tender to win the seat if he
does run. In addition to hold-
ing the seat for nearly 30
years, Mr Smith was re-elected
on two occasions, in 1987 and
1992, after his resignation

15

from the Pindling cabinet in
the fallout from accusations in
the 1984 Commission of
Inquiry into drugs which con-
cluded that he had accepted
funds from known drug smug-
glers.

Mr Smith stated that his
decision to run, or not, will be
based on what is best for Exu-
ma.

The former PLP MP has
previously stated that he has
been approached by numer-
ous significant stakeholders in
Exuma, who desire to see him
represent the constituency
again.

Mr Smith’s desire, initially,
was to run under the PLP ban-



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- independent candidate

ner in a second Exuma seat.
With the island’s economic
growth on the island as a
result of the Four Seasons
Resort, it is projected that the
island chain’s population will
surpass 10,000 in the next few
years. Consequently, Mr
Smith was a strong advocate
that two seats be created, so
that the constituents will
receive the strong representa-
tion they deserve.

However, government left
Exuma as one constituency
after the report of the con-
stituencies commission, with
Anthony Moss, the current
PLP incumbent, again receiv-
ing the PLP nomination.












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said: “They are well known to the Bahamian public as members of
the most ineffectual, conflicted, scandal-ridden and compromised
government our country has had to endure since the achievement
of Majority Rule in 1967.”

“They promised an ethical government; instead we have a gov-
ernment without principles or moral compass,” Mr. Ingraham said.

The FNM leader said the government’s development strategy
rests on a completely misguided policy of land sales and concessions.

Left in place, he said, this strategy will negatively influence the
social and cultural development of the Bahamian people.

“The foreign sale of Bahamian land during the FNM’s entire ten
years in office amounted to $605 million. The then opposition crit-
icized our land policy as the selling of the Bahamas.

“Within the last five years under their misguided and unplanned
strategy of development, the PLP has presided over the sale of more
than $1 billion of Bahamian land. This sale of land to foreigners is
the principal source of the growth in external reserves of which they
now boast, and which they are busily frittering away,” Mr. Ingraham
said.

Mr. Ingraham also said the retirement of former Prime Minister
Sir Lynden Pindling was good for the Bahamas.

“It was good for our parliament, and it was good for Perry
Christie and the PLP,” Mr. Ingraham told supporters.

“It was Perry Christie’s decision to recommend to Sir Lynden that
he move sooner rather than later to his retirement. That is what he
said. Those are words out of Perry Christie’s own mouth,” Mr
Ingraham said.

In respect to the PLP’s claim that he has been “double dipping”
by receiving a prime minister’s pension and a salary, he said: “I
receive that which the former Prime Minister received, no more, no
less.”

Mr. Ingraham said that during the course of the FNM’s campaign
he will have more opportunities to “stuff more of Perry Christie’s
own words down his throat.”

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Eldest Castro
Says younger —
brother Fidel —
doing well
eight months —
after surgery

m@ HAVANA

RAMON Castro said
Wednesday that his younger
brother Fidel was doing very
well almost eight months after
surgery, but jokingly dodged
reporters’ questions about
whether the leader would soon
appear in public, according to
Associated Press.

“He’s in one piece,” the 82-
year-old Ramon said of 80-year-
old Fidel as he toured a cattle-
men’s fair and rodeo with his
good friend John Parke Wright,
a Florida cattleman. “These
Castros are strong!”

Ramon Castro is a longtime
farmer and rancher who has
never served in a major gov-
ernment position. Wearing a
white guayabera dress shirt,
brown slacks and a cowboy hat,
he looked a lot like his younger
brother Fidel, with the same
Romanesque profile and thin-
ning white beard.

Puffing on a cigar as reporters
trailed him at the fair, Ramon
joked when asked if Fidel would
appear in public soon.

“Calm down; don’t make
wrinkles that no one is going to
iron out later!” the elder Castro
said, eliciting laughter.

Bolivian President Evo
Morales said this month that he
expects Fidel Castro will soon
return to public life — perhaps
even the presidency — by April
28, when a meeting of several
regional leaders is planned in
Havana.

Fidel Castro temporarily ced-
ed power to his younger broth-
er Raul, the 75-year-old defence
minister, on July 31 after
announcing he had undergone
intestinal surgery. He has not*
appeared in public since.

Fidel’s health condition and
his exact ailment are state
secrets, but he is commonly
believed to suffer from diver-
ticular disease, a weakening of
‘the walls of the colon common
in older people. __



_ Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre’s

Sign Castro may be recovering
_as he assails US biofuel policies

m HAVANA

FIDEL Castro lashes out
against US biofuel plans in an
op-ed piece published Thurs-
day, a sign Cuba’s 80-year-old
leader may be taking a more
active role in public affairs after
months sidelined by a still
undisclosed illness, according
to Associated Press.

The article is written in the
same kind of apocalyptic style
Castro typically adopts when
discussing the impact of US
international policies on devel-
oping nations, and there was
no reason to doubt he was the
author.

President Bush’s support for
using crops to produce ethanol
for cars could deplete food
stocks in developing nations,
the article in the Communist
Party daily Granma asserts.

The headline reads: “Con-
demned to Premature Death
by Hunger and Thirst more
than 3 Billion People of the
World.”

“This isn’t an exaggerated
number; it is actually cautious,”
says the article distributed by e-
mail early Thursday to inter-
national correspondents by for-
eign ministry officials.

As in some shorter messages
signed by Castro in the eight
months since he fell ill, the piece
does not seem aimed at dis-
pelling rumours about his health,
but rather at drawing attention

to his stand on world affairs.

It was unclear what the mes-
sage means in terms of Castro’s
future role in domestic affairs.

In recent weeks, Bolivian
President Evo Morales and sev-
eral senior Cuban officials have
indicated that Castro could
soon take a more active role in
public affairs and may even
return to the presidency.

Castro temporarily ceded
power to his younger brother
Raul, the 75-year-old defense
minister, on July 31 after
announcing he had undergone
intestinal surgery. He has not
appeared in public since.

Morales recently. said from
Bolivia that he expects to see
Castro in public on April 28
during a meeting in Havana
with presidents celebrating a
regional trade and co-opera-
tion pact.

Castro’s condition and his
exact ailment are a state secret
but he is widely believed to suf-
fer from diverticular disease,
which causes a weakening in
the walls of the colon.

His older brother Ramon
Castro told reporters Wednes-
day that Fidel was doing very
well but dodged questions
about whether he would soon
appear in public. “He’s in one
piece,” Ramon Castro, 82, said
of Fidel as he toured a cattle-
men’s fair and rodeo. “These
Castros are strong!”

In his Thursday article, Fidel

Mi RAMON Castro, the eldest brother of Cuba’s President Fidel Castro, looks at a rooster

during the 12th Boyeros Cattleman’s Fair in Havana on Wednesday. Ramon Castro said
Wednesday his younger brother Fidel was doing very well almost eight months following surgery,
but joked and dodged reporters’ questions about whether the leader would soon

appear in public as expected.

Castro quotes extensively from
a Washington-datelined story
by The Associated Press
reporting on a meeting Mon-
day. between Bush and US
automakers and their com-
ments about using corn to cre-
ate ethanol as an alternative to
fossil fuels.

“The sinister idea of con-
verting food into combustible
was definitively established as
the economic line of the for-
eign policy of the United
States,” he writes.

The Cuban leader notes that
Cuba has also experimented
with extracting ethano! from

(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

sugarcane.

But if rich nations decide to
import huge amounts of tradi-
tional food crops such as corn
from developing countries to
help meet their energy needs, it
could have disastrous conse-
quences for the world’s poor,
Castro writes.

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‘Gentle, simple’ nun could lead to sainthood for John Paul

@ PARIS



THE French nun whose tes-
timony of a mystery cure from
Parkinson’s disease could
prompt the Roman Catholic
Church to beatify Pope John
Paul II is a gentle, simple
woman who is “deeply moved”
by what has happened to her, a
priest who knows her said
Thursday, according to Associ-
ated Press.

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identity had been kept quiet
until Wednesday, when a French
newspaper published her name.
Some of her colleagues in the
church were still reluctant Thurs-
day to talk much about her.
But the Rev. Robert Aliger,
a spokesman for the Diocese
of Aix-en-Provence, described
a humble nun who went
through an “incredible” expe-
rience — an unexplained recov-
ery from Parkinson’s after she
and her community of nuns




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prayed to John Paul.

“All those that knew her
before and after see clearly that
she is cured,” he said in a tele-
phone interview.

The diocese in south-east
France finished its yearlong
investigation into the nun’s
claims last week and will pre-
sent its conclusions in Rome.

Its investigation was based
on medical records, blood-test
results, X-rays and doctors’
reports, “so that the bishop can

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present a solid dossier in
ome,” Aliger said.

"It’s a voluminous dossier,”
he said. “There are five boxes —
I saw them - of originals and a
big box of X-rays.”

» The nun “had tears in her
eyes” at the closing session of
the investigation, he added.

“She is a gentle, reserved
woman,” he said. “She is a very
simple, very ordinary person
who is, I think, deeply moved







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The nun also underwent a psy-
chiatric evaluation and had her
handwriting analysed, since a
change in handwriting is a classic
symptom of Parkinson’s disease,
the Rome-based cleric spear-
heading her cause, Monsignor
Slawomir Oder, said this week...

Normally, psychiatric evalu- ©

ations are not typical for church
investigations into purported
miracles, but Oder said church
officials wanted to be particu-

_larly sure in this case.

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We. have responded by. improving
our customer phone service to not

only accommodate emergency calls



Phones. are manned by. the customer service

24 hour telephone number, now
available for the entire. island to call: 352-8411.

| but general billing inquiries to our

department from 8am to 10pm and late at night, for.

emergencies, these calls are routed to our main
plant.

Customer Call. Centre, which will be available to our

customers 24 hours a'day and will help you with any



billing, service. or. peeraeny needs,”

ree otras they pe bes.

may now also pay your power

Commonwealth
Caribbean
Bank of Canada and Scotiabank.

Bank,

International,

First



We have also upgraded our website service so that

you can make a service request on line 24 hours-a-.

day. This form is easy to fill out and is accessible on -

our website or directly at:

wivw.gb-power. com/feedback.p hp

customer's

aie met.

our

convenience, © we have a



cheque drop ‘box at our
Grand Bahama Port Authority Building. Cheques are
removed from the drop box at 8:30 a.m. each

. weekday for processing that day.

Estimating bills: since 2002 we have worked to
decrease the number of estimated bills we send

out. In 2002 we estimated 7% of our billings,

currently we estimate only 1% of our bills. All

estimated bills are automatically adjusted to reflect
the actual consumption at the next reading of your
meter. During hurricanes or emergency situations,
we redeploy meter readers in order to swiftly
address service restoration and other emergency
repair duties, at which time, service restoration and

emergency duties take priority over meter reading.



This summer, we will officially open our

on line with these local banks:

a hoe ‘pole. replaced’ in the

Royal

Due to Increased investment in system upgrades in
2006, service interruptions have decreased by 70%
and we are proud to report that the actual minutes
that. customers are without power have been greatly
reduced. Here are some of the areas we focused on
in 2006:

NEIGHBORHOOD POLE UPGRADES

Grand Bahama Power
Company spent

$1 million in 2006 on a
major neighborhood pole
replacement program.
Over 551 power poles
were replaced in local
. communities: Pioneers
f Loop. 1, 2, & 3; Coral
Reef*'13 2, & 3; Caravel
Beach;
Mayfi el
Back of Town, Freeport.



“Back-of-Town” Freeport.

The upgrade in these communities represented

an investment of $600 per house. Customers

in these areas are receiving improved power

supply and service calls have been reduced by
99%.

‘One of our customers, Mr, Shane Williams, a

resident in one of the improved neighborhoods
said:

>

& 6 I have lived here for 10 years,
and before the hurricanes | had
problems but now with the new
system...1 am very satisfied with

' the service | receive. Fe

IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PEEL
STREET. GENERATING PLANT —



At the company’s Peel Street generating plant,
we made an investment of $700,000 to improve
reliability on one of our largest generating units.
We engaged specialists in boiler operations to work
on this unit, a 40 mega watt steam generator. The
investment has resulted in improved reliability and
fewer service interruptions as the unit has not
suffered any further disruption of service but in fact,

has remained in continuous operation since then.

ahama. Terrace; |
Park and the

POWER UPGRADES FOR SUBSTATIONS
Freeport’s four substations were completely
transformed by local Bahamian’ engineers
and line staff with the assistance of two
international engineering specialists. The

substation project, which was completed in-

just under a year, represents an investment of
$ 2.5 million in equipment and new technology
In order to reduce the impact of high frequency
swings. caused by Industrial usage. It included
the installation of larger transformers which

will assist in ensuring reliable supply to local

business and homes:during our peak summer

season.

Derek King, Director of Transmission and Distribution shows

some of the upgrades at the Freeport sub stations.



A senior employee takes new Grand Bahama Power Co.
trainee on a weekly substation visual check.



As part of the y substation uparadae, old breakers (left)
were replaced at each substation with state of the art

— equipment (right).

THE COST OF ELECTRICITY
Grand Bahama Power generates electricity-using fuel
oil. The cost of this fuel is determined by the price
of oil in the world market. In order to try and ease the
impact of rising oil prices on our customers, Grand
Bahama Power Company buys its fuel in bulk from
major fuel suppliers so that we can reduce the cost
to our customers. The company strives to operate
efficiently and keep its non-fuel costs stabilised. We
have been successful in controlling our prices, as
Grand Bahama Power Company’s prices are among
the lowest in the Caribbean.

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The 2006 hurricane season was quiet for the
Northern Bahamas which gave us the opportunity
to reinforce our hurricane preparedness plan to
better serve our customers during the approaching

hurricane season.



Pictured above is a fully stocked Grand Bahama Power
Co. yard with poles and transformers, ready for any
impending hurricane damage.

After the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, we replaced.
“over 2,000 power poles: on the company’s
transmission and distribution system. These new
-.. poles have been strengthened to withstand 150
.t.mph winds. Grand Bahama Power Company has
‘also implemented a Geographical Information
System (GIS), that manages data and tracks poles
for maintenance, providing our crews with unique
information on required parts for each pole before

_ line crews are deployed. The process greatly speeds.
"-. up maintenance schedules and improves response

'- times in restoring service to our customers.

Pictured are damages sustained to power infrastructure
'. during past hurricanes.

During the last few hurricanes, our employees
significantly extended themselves to serve
customers in disaster conditions. To better facilitate
“our employee development and ensure quicker
responses to our customers, the company has
-.sinvested over $250,000 in safety training and other
‘related training activities. We have made a further
investment in employees that have joined our skilled

. line crews. These new team members are currently
~ involved in a new in-house training programme that
emphasises better support for hurricane relief efforts.



‘Grand Bahama Power Co. vigilantly making repairs to
power lines, after 2005 hurricanes.

Additionally, new relationships have been forged and
existing relationships strengthened withinternational
companies to provide assistance during hurricane
restoration efforts. The companies from the United
States, Canada, Caribbean, as well as the Bahamas
"+ Electricity Company will provide additional line
crews, special technical expertise and equipment.
'- We have also trained twelve employees to form
:‘. hurricane assessment teams. Each crew, comprised
of two employees, will be the company’s immediate
-.on-the-ground assessment teams and will assess
the damage to the system following a hurricane.





FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 15



In 2006, two outstanding ladies were selecte
employees by the Grand Bahama Power C
Recognition Committee for their efforts at
our company’s future bright.

Joanne Sands has be
the company for over 2
and is currently Con
Secretary to the Presiden
Ms. Sands was describe
â„¢ colleagues as a professio
» an exceptional attitu
amazing ability to work -















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been assisting over the: years ree
parent company, Mirant Corporation.
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orkers in Phase 2

Government and Prime Minister ‘show they’re serious about encouraging Bahamian
entrepreneurs’ by approving cruise/tourism-related Nassau Water Ferries project

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

fully Bahamian-owned

investment project could

“possibly double” the 60

employees it is initially

planning to hire when it
starts phase two, The Tribune was told
yesterday, with the Government sig-
nalling it is “serious about encouraging
Bahamians” by approving in principle
the development for the western end of
Paradise Island.

Khaalis Rolle, the principal owner of
Nassau Water Ferries, said Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie had agreed to sign-off
on the company’s proposal to provide a
beach-day facility catering to hotel and
cruise tourists on the western end of Par-
adise Island, ending a 14-month

Land purchases for
new port road done

approvals process.

Mr Rolle said his project’s approval
“signals that they [the Government] are
becoming serious about encouraging
Bahamians and providing good, high-
value opportunities for Bahamians who
do not have a previous track record of
large-scale investment”

He added: “I’m really happy. I think
it’s [the approval] the | veginning of the
end of a long journey.”

Vincent Peet, minister of financial ser-
vices and investment, confirmed to The
Tribune that the Nassau Water Ferries
project had been approved in principle,
adding that “the details «re being worked
out now”.

The minister added that the project
and other Bahamian-owned ones like it
were “critically important” to both the
Government and this nation’s economy.



@ KHAALIS ROLLE
(FILE photo)

Mr Peet said of the Nassau Water Fer-
ries proposal: “It will be the primary
example of the policy of empowering
young Bahamians like Khaalis Rolle,
who will inspire others............. C

The Nassau Water Ferries develop-
ment, which had initially targeted 16
acres at the western end of Paradise
Island to provide a getaway for cruise
passengers just five minutes away from
Nassau’s main cruise terminal, aims to
fill a market niche for adventure tours,
excursions and sightseeing that encom-
passes the city’s waterfront culture and
history.

The major cruise lines in the past have
criticised the Bahamas and Nassau for
not offering enough different, new and
exciting tours and attractions, a senti-
ment that is not agreed with by Bahamas-
based shore providers.

Nevertheless, Mr Rolle said the nature
of the activities proposed by Nassau
Water Ferries would help to fill any per-
ceived gap.

“When you go back to some of the
comments made by the cruise lines,
they’re very excited by having these tours
and excursions in Nassau, and this is
doing exactly that,” Mr Rolle said. “What
we do'add to the equation is that it’s dif-
ferent and exciting.

“We’re looking at employing up to 60
people in Phase I, and possibly doubling
that in Phase II.”

Nassau Water Ferries’ affiliate,
Bahamas Undersea Adventure, has
already started operations and been in
business for two weeks, Mr Rolle added,

SEE page 8B

US wants partner arrangement on Bahamas airspace



_ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Government has
announced that, via compulsory
acquisition, it has taken posses-
sion of land in New Providence
that will be used for the new road
serving the relocated port facili-
ties in southwestern New Provi-
dence, paving the way for the
redevelopment of that part of the
island and two multi-billion
tourism developments.

The Prime Minister’s office ,

earlier this week issued a govern-
ment notice that the land had
been appropriated by the Minis-
ter responsible for the acquisition
and disposition of Lands (the
Prime Minister) for “the public
purpose, namely construction, of
public roads and for uses related
thereto.”

In the notice, the Office of the
Prime Minister said that posses-
sion of the land should be
obtained before payment is made
to the rightful claimants.

The notice is dated March 16,
2007. According to the notice, the
Government is looking to acquire
14 plots of land near the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC)
Power Line Reserve and its sur-
rounding areas for-the new port
road.

Charles Klonaris, the Nassau

Move paves way for
Albany, South Ocean
projects as well as
downtown Nassau
redevelopment

Tourism and Development
Board’s chairman, said that while
the land purchases were another
major step in the port redevelop-
ment and transformation of

waterfront Nassau and downtown _

Bay Street, it did not mean that
Bahamians can expect to see con-
struction of the new road anytime
soon.

“But it is another major stu p
and milestone for this projeci,
he added.

Mr Klonaris said the joint pub-
lic-private taskforce working on
the new port was still awaiting
the business plan for the port pio-
ject, being drawn up by Ducth
consultants Ecorys-Liviense,
which is expected some time this
summer, before any work can »e
done.

However, Mr Klonaris noted
that they will begin to conduct
rock and soil testing in the area to
determine the best way to con-

SEE page 5B

Government moves to grant
land to BAIC’s business tenants

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government has started
to convey land titles in the BAIC-
owned Soldier Road Industrial
Park to a select group of tenants,
the minister of financial services
and investments yesterday telling
The Tribune that the move was
designed to aid business expan-
sion plans and empower small
Bahamian firms and entrepre-
neurs.

Vincent Peet said the Govern-
ment had “started to convey”
land titles to businesses such as
Holiday Ice, Chelsea’s Choice
and Bapak, who had a long his-
tory as tenants in the Soldier
Road Industrial Park and could
“justify and qualify” for this based
on the investments they had
made in their firms over the past
20 years.

All three businesses were being
considered for this initiative, giv-
en their long track records and
financial wherewithal.

The minister said the move was
designed to give long-standing
tenants “ownership” of their
properties and land, rather than

just being BAIC tenants.

“It helps Holiday Ice aid
Bapak and gives them the opper-
tunity to expand,” Mr Peet said.
He added that Bapak was now
producing PVC pipes, and gov-
ernment agencies, such as the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
and the Bahamas Electricity C:\r-
poration (BEC), had agreed ‘to
use the company’s products atid
encourage the Bahamian private
sector to do the same.

“It’s part of the empowerm::nt
process the Government | us
embarked on,” Mr Peet said,
referring to the administratio 1's
policy of attempting to enco'r-
age Bahamian ownership and
investment in this nation’s econ-
omy.

Greater Bahamian ownership,
small business growth and an
increase in the number of entre-
preenurs is being sought in a hid
to give Bahamians a greater shire
of the ‘economic pie’.

Increasing the level of Bahaini-
an ownership may also bring
more economic stability, as sich
businesses will be ‘here to stiy’
and not run away when hit by
events such as hurricanes.

Bahamas could earn $30-$40m per annum from taking control, but Rood says US support a must

li By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) is willing to enter a partnership agree-
ment with the Government that would allow
the Bahamas to assume control of its air space
and collect millions of dollars in revenue, as
the US agency serves in a supporting role.

Outgoing US Ambassador John Rood said
this week that the FAA had proposed a part-
nership where even though the Bahamas
would take over its air space, the US agency
would work as a contractor or partner in man-
agement of Bahamian air space.

“This would involve some training of
Bahamians. It would involve involving them in

the process, but it would énsure that the nec-

essary capital investments to properly manage
the air space are in place, the expertise, the
training, the maintenance and on and on,”
Mr Rood said.

“T have no doubt about the ability of the
Bahamian people or the air traffic controllers
to do the job, but it’s a lot of responsibility all
at once. We’re hoping that through a part-
nership agreement it can be transitioned, and
we can both participate and benefit from the
arrangement so the Bahamas can benefit
financially by having control over their air-
space. Yet they would also have the assur-
ance and the comfort level that the FAA,
with its years of experience, is their partner in
operating it.”

The Ambassador said this arrangement was
crucial to the US for a number of reasons.

“One, the air space extends within miles
of our border, and knowing what is going on in
this airspace is very important to the ey .
of our country,” Mr Rood said.

“Secondly, who is in that air space? Amer-
icans by far are the largest single group that is
in that air space, and the safety of those Amer-
icans is very important to us. So knowing that
there is the proper equipment, maintenance
and training is very important.”

Mr Rood said he is confident this will be
seen as a “win-win arrangement”, but he

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Employee motivation
must not be ignored

lhe most neglected per-
| son in your organisation

is probably your
employee. Make sure you treat
them well. A motivated employ-
ee will be more productive, and
more likely to treat your cus-
tomers well. If you are quick to
blame your staff for every prob-
lem, have a high level of absen-
teeism, high shrinkage and high
labour turnover in your business,
make sure you start implement-
ing some of the following sys-
tems:

The first system you need is a
system for communication. It’s
hard to motivate your workforce
if you don’t-communicate with
them. Use a variety of methods
to communicate, such as meet-
ings, telephone calls, formal and
informal discussions, forums,

awards, newsletters, confidential
surveys and welcome packs.to
communicate.

Communication is a three-way
street. First, you can communi-
cate downwards by telling your
employees what is going on in
the company. Keep them
informed so they are singing off
the same song sheet. Second, you
can communicate upwards by
creating processes that allow
employees to communicate with
management. Then listen to what
they have to say. You can avoid a
lot of grievances by implementing
processes for upward communi-
cation. And finally, you can com-
municate sideways by getting dif-
ferent departments to spend time
with each other, working in each
other’s departments to foster a
greater understanding, thus

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The second system you need
is a system for enjoyment. There
is nothing like having fun as a
team to build morale and rein-
force team spirit. Look for ways
of injecting fun at work:

* Have a procedure for creat-
ing fun activities. Have steak
outs, office parties and away days
to motivate your staff. Make
training seminars fun and inven-

ve.

* Have a procedure for flexi
time. Allow some flexibility in
the system for those employees
who need to pick up their chil-

dren from school, or have
unavoidable commitments in
their lives. Try not to have meet-
ings at ungodly hours if your key
employees are women who have
their families to care for.

* Have a procedure for work-
ing hours. Don’t encourage
workaholism, as this is counter-
productive. Working till 8pm six
days a week is not a good way to
build morale.

The third system you need is a
system for Rewards. While pay is
not always the motivating factor,
poor remuneration can often be
demotivating. Try and base your
rewards scale at the higher end of
market rates to attract the bright-
est people to your company:

* Have a procedure for bonus-
es by rewarding exceptional per-
formance with bonuses. Make
sure you also reward back-office
staff, such as administration and

accounting. Have a procedure for
Pay & Commission Structure by
rewarding performance, ability
and customer service, not length
of service, education or seniority.
Also, have a procedure for cre-
ating and monitoring a competi-
tive benefits package.

* Implement a profit share.
Share company profits with your
staff on a regular basis, at least
twice a year. It’s no point waiting
a year for a profit share, as that is
too far in the future to be moti-
vating. Show them statements of
what the company made, com-
pared to target, and give a break-
down. The more you give out
your profit share, the more your
staff will see it as an extra.

* Implement a competition
scheme. This can be a good way
to motivate, but make sure you
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entries.

* Also, try implementing a sug-
gestion scheme. A properly-for-
mulated suggestion scheme can
reward initiative, improve your
business processes, and can be
good for motivation.

The fourth system you need is
a system for recognition. Make
sure you build recognition into
your system, as it is one of the
cheapest ways of building moti-
vation, yet so few businesses do
it.

* Have a process for writing
letters. Thank employees for
exceptional service, or achieve-
ment, and when they have a great
idea. Recognise departments
when they have had a great
month, or when they keep their
areas tidy. Also, implement a

‘ procedure for awarding badges

that reward top performance.

* Have a process for remember

"birthdays. Supply a birthday card

and a cake to your members of
staff on their birthdays. Have a
system for recognising long-time
employees. Make a fuss of people
who have been five years in your
company; take them out to lunch
and make them feel special. Do
the same for each five-year
anniversary.

* Have a procedure of man-
agement by walking around.
Make the time to walk around
your office; the areas where you
don’t normally go, and get regu-
lar feedback from your staff. Be
quick to give praise, and also give

constructive criticism.

The fifth system you need is a
system for implementing a Loy-
alty Scheme. Loyalty is a two-
way street. If employees feel you
are loyal to them, they will often
show loyalty in return. There
are several ways to do this. ; .

* Have a process to promote
from within. Unless your compa-
ny is small, or has been badly
managed, you should avoid
bringing in outsiders unless you
really have to. Often, the devil
you know is better than some-
one ‘you don’t.

* Have a process for support-
ing your employees, particularly
if they need help or time off for
personal issues. Help them in
their hour of need and they will
often feel more committed to

you.

* Try implementing retention
bonuses. Consider paying reten-
tion bonuses to your key staff if
your company goes through
times of change.

Effective motivation of your
workforce is important to busi-
ness success. Don’t be an
antipreneur and forget to plan
systems for this vital area. Your
employees are a key component
of your business. So, in order to
avoid the trap of antipreneurship,
make sure you spend sufficient
time on motivation, as it will pay

-large dividends for your future

business success.

NB: This column is available
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Mark draws on 20 years of top-
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He is
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lives in Nassau, and can be con-
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_ Oil prices extended their
_ gains Thursday after settling at
their highest level since mid-
__ September on Wednesday amid

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# el de U.S. supplies

amid high demand also drove

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~ cent premium. U.S. Steel rose |

3 ~ $3.61, or 3.7 percent, to $101.22,
while Lone Star surged $17.66,
- or 36.5 percent, to $65.1L
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 1.54, or
0.19 percent, at 798.94.
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 2 tol
on the New York Stock
_ -Exchange, where volume came
to 2.81 billion shares, down from
2.88 billion on Wednesday.
Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
- stock average closed up 0.05
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‘up 0.91 percent, Germany’s
' DAX index added 1.18 percent,
and France’s CAC-40 was rose
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BE While three telecom companies
celebrated their win of a large
government contract, Sprint was dealt
a blow. The company had provided .
services tc the government for nearly
20 years.

BY DIBYA SARKAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — AT&T, Qwest Com-
munications and Verizon on Thursday were
awarded the government’s largest telecom-
munications contract ever, a 10-year deal
worth up to $48 billion.

The contract winners, who beat out
Sprint Nextel, don’t simply split a pool of
money. They now have to compete with
each other for the various telecom needs of
dozens of federal agencies, the General Ser-
vices Administration announced.

The contract covers voice, video and data
services and technologies for as many as 135
agencies operating in 190 countries. Several
major departments, including Homeland
Security and Treasury, have already signed
up.

While AT&T, Qwest Communications
International and Verizon gained an impor-
tant. and deep-pocketed client, the
announcement was a huge blow to Sprint,
analysts said, because it has been providing
telecom services to the federal government
for nearly 20 years.

“The federal government was er

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first major customer since the company
started,” said technology consultant Warren
Suss of Jenkintown, Pa.

While current GSA officials would not
say why Sprint lost out, Bob Woods, a for-
mer Official at the agency who now works as
a consultant, surmised that Sprint could not
meet the low prices of its competitors.
Woods estimated that Sprint could lose
roughly $200 million to $250 million annu-
ally in existing government business.

Executives from Sprint plan to meet with
GSA officials next week to discuss why their
contract proposal fell short, and the com-
pany will decide afterwards whether to file a
protest, spokeswoman Sukhi Sahni said in
an e-mail.

For the winners, Thursday’s announce-
ment was perhaps most significant for
Qwest, the smallest among them. Suss said
Qwest can now leverage its government
business to gain more corporate clients.

Qwest senior vice president Diana
Gowen conceded that the Denver-based
company has its work cut out for it going up
against AT&T and Verizon, but said
Qwest’s smaller size would make it more
agile.

Shares of Qwest rose 10 cents to close at
$8.95. Shares of AT&T advanced 22 cents to
end at $39.17. Verizon’s stock price added 34
cents to finish at $37.57. Sprint climbed 49
cents to close at $19. All stocks trade on the
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Housing slump expected
to keep economy sluggish

@ The U.S. economy grew at an annual
pace of 2.5 percent last quarter,
hobbled by slumps in home building
and in corporate spending that show
few signs of abating.

BY JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After ending 2006
lethargically, the economy is expected to
remain sluggish most of this year as busi-
nesses and consumers cope with fallout
from the painful housing slump.

The broadest barometer of the country’s
economic health, gross domestic product,
grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the final
three months of last year, the Commerce
Department reported Thursday.

It was a small improvement from the
2.2 percent pace estimated for the fourth
quarter and a 2 percent growth rate logged
in the third quarter. However, the new read-
ing still marked a lackluster showing that
reinforced economists’ predictions for simi-
larly listless activity in the coming quarters.

“I see the economy continuing this well-
entrenched, below-trend economic groove
that we are in,’
economist at PNC Financial Services Group.

According to various projections, GDP
growth will remain mediocre, hovering at
around the 2 percent to 2.5 percent pace in
the first half of this year. In contrast, the
economy’s average, or trend, growth rate is
closer to 3.25 percent, economists said.
Gross domestic product measures the value

’ said Stuart Hoffman, chief

of all goods and services produced in the
United States.

In other economic news, the Labor
Department said new claims filed for unem-
ployment insurance dropped by 10,000 to
308,000 last week. That suggests the jobs
market is still in good shape.

Economists, however, predict the
nation’s unemployment rate, now at rela-
tively low 4.5 percent, is likely to climb
higher — perhaps closer to 5 percent by the
end of this year — as businesses become

more cautious in hiring in response to

slower economic activity.

For all of 2007, analysts expect the econ-
omy to expand by 2.7 percent, which would
be the slowest in four years. The crumbling
housing market will cause some belt tight-
ening by consumers and businesses alike,
tamping down overall economic activity,
analysts predict.

The lingering toll of two years of interest
rate increases ordered by the Federal
Reserve to thwart inflation also figures into
the expected cooling of economic growth.

The new GDP report comes amid grow-
ing anxiety about mounting troubles with
risky mortgages, the severity of the housing
slump and weakness in business investment.

In the fourth quarter alone, investment in
home building was slashed by 19.8 percent,
on an annualized basis, the most in 15 years.
Pain will continue from the housing slump
that started to grip the economy last year,
ending a five-year housing boom.







JOHN RAOUX/AP

ONE AAA WILL DO: The Philips Electronics mobile phone,
with a built-in compartment for an ordinary AAA
battery to power the device when the main battery
runs low, was on display at the CTIA Wireless 2007
convention in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

Cellphone can run on
regular AAA battery

From Herald Wire Services
Philips Electronics is introducing a mobile phone witha
built-in compartment for an ordinary AAA battery to power
the device when the main battery runs low.
The Xenium NRG handset was developed in collaboration
with battery maker Energizer Holdings (ENR) and Tech-
tium, an Israeli chip maker specializing in battery manage-

ment technology.

The AAA battery inserted into the phone can be of any
brand or type, whether rechargeable or disposable. The com-
panies say the AAA battery can provide up to three extra
hours of talk time. The Xenium NRG is expected to be avail-
able later this year, but the companies did not disclose how
much it would cost or where it would be sold.

@ COMMUNICATIONS

DISCOVERY TO BUY OUT
COX’S 25% STAKE

Discovery Communi-
cations, the producer of
documentary channels on
cable television, will buy
Cox Communications Hold-
ings 25 percent share of the
company, boosting billion-
aire John Malone’s stake.

Cox will receive $1.28 bil-
lion and ownership of the
Travel Channel and
Antenna Audio, which pro-
vides self-guided tours and
multimedia presentations at
museums, Discovery said.

The purchase gives
Malone’s publicly traded
Discovery Holding a 66 per-
cent stake in the cable pro-
grammer, which produces
channels including TLC,
Animal Planet and Discov-
ery Health. Malone must
still buy out minority inves-
tor Advance/Newhouse
Communications to gain full
control.

e APPLE

CUSTOMERS TO GET
CREDITS ON ALBUMS

Apple (AAPL), the com-
pany that popularize selling
songs online for 99 cents
apiece, now hopes to buoy
interest in albums, giving
customers credit for pur-
chases of full albums from
which they have bought

| - individual tracks.

Apple introduced the
“Complete My Album” fea-
ture Thursday on its iTunes
Store. It now gives a full
credit of 99 cents for every
track the user previously
purchased and applies it
toward the purchase of the
complete album.

For instance, most
albums on iTunes cost $9.99
so a customer who already
bought three tracks can
download the rest of the
album for $7.02.

Shares of Apple climbed
51 cents to close at $93.75 on
the heen Stock Market.

e EUROPE

EU ECONOMY GREW
0.9% IN THE 4Q

The economy for the

_ region that uses the euro

currency grew 0.9 percent
in the last three months of
2006 and 2.6 percent for the
year, the European Commis-
sion said.

The executive arm of the
European Union said it
expects continued growth in
the 13-nation euro zone this
year.

e INSURANCE

LLOYD’S OF LONDON:
HIGHER PRETAX PROFIT

Lloyd’s of London, the
world’s biggest insurance
market, reported a pretax
profit of 3.66 billion pounds
($7.2 billion) during 2006, a
year of few global catastro-
phes.

That marked a reversal
from Lloyd’s pretax loss of
103 million pounds in 2005
because of hurricane dam-
age claims.

e AIRLINES

DELTA SAYS IT EARNED
$55M IN FEBRUARY

Delta Air Lines
(DALRQ.PK)’, the nation’s
third-largest carrier,
reported that it earned $55
million on revenue of $125
billion in February in con-
trast to a loss a year earlier.

The profit, which
amounted to 23 cents a
share, was disclosed in a
monthly operating report
for the 28-day period that
was filed with the U.S. Bank-
ruptcy Court in New York.

Delta said in a statement
the profit for February com-
pared to a net loss of
$209 million in February
2006.

Excluding reorganization
items, Delta said it lost
$43 million last month.

As of Feb. 28, Delta had
$2.7 billion of unrestricted
cash, cash equivalents and
short-term investments.

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 5B



Come a ES ae ee
United States

wants a nite

arrangement on

Bahamas airspace

FROM page 1B

added that it would be a long
and difficult negotiation.

“There are conversations tak-
ing place, but I don’t think any-
thing will be resolved until after
the next elections,” he said.

If the Bahamas can take
charge of its airspace, it could
increase government revenues
by tens of millions of dollars per
annum. Because the US author-
ities currently provide the ser-
vice, they collect the pilot and
airline fees, which are estimated

“at $30-40 million annually.

The Government has also
estimated that the takeover
could provide at least 120 jobs
for Bahamians.

Prime Minister Perry Christie
had hoped that some of this rev-
enue could have been realised
as early as the 2004-2005 Bud-
get, but the process is still ongo-
ing.

It is expected that the process
to transfer airspace ownership
could take at least between 18
months and two years, as there
would have to be the installa-
tion of communication equip-
ment, the construction of an air
route traffic control centre
building, the training of man-
agers, air traffic controllers and
technicians.

However, the Civil Aviation
Department believes that once
done, the impact could possibly
be seen immediately.

For example, according to the
Director of Civil Aviation, Cyril
Saunders, Singapore’s aviation
budget is about $350 million
yearly, and the money is all
derived from air navigation
charges.

The FAA has been provid-
ing air navigation services for
aircraft in Bahamian air space
since 1952, and this airspace is
currently designated as the Mia-

BSi



mi Oceanic airspace.

The Bahamian Department
of Civil Aviation has jurisdic-
tion within control airspace,
which encompasses the space
between the lower limit of 1,500
feet and an upper limit of 6,000
feet.

The FAA exercises positive
control, from the Miami Air
Route Traffic Control Centre,
over Bahamian airspace for all
air traffic operating within and
overflying through the Miami
Oceanic airspace.

The Bahamian Civil Aviation
Department (CAD) is propos-
ing to install anew Nassau Area

’ Control Centre and associated

air navigation systems in the
Bahamas, to permit it to retake
control of its airspace in a fully
coordinated manner with neigh-
bouring countries.



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Land purchases for new port road done

FROM page 1B

struct the road.

“ There is a lot of preliminary
work that is going on, and this
road acquisition is one of these,”
he said.

The relocation of the shipping
companies currently located on
Bay Street to an expanded port
facility on the southwestern end
of the island is seen as a vital and

critical step to the transformation |

of the downtown area, as it is felt
it will relieve traffic congestion
and free up waterfront space.

The port road is also vital to
the $1.4 billion Albany project,
which the Government has
approved, and the proposed rede-
velopment of the South Ocean
Golf & Beach Resort.

The port road will effectively
replace the existing southwest
Bay Street, which currently runs
through both projects’ develop-
ment sites, enabling both to pro-
ceed.

The Tribune previously report-
ed that Albany has been project-
ed to have a $1.4 billion value
over the active life of the devel-
opment, and an independent eco-
nomic assessment conducted by a



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private bank in The Bahamas, with its head office BS! AG, in Lugano, Switzerland
since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-

HEAD OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

required.

Personal qualities:-

Responsibilities:-



BSI, addressed to :-

| Personnel Officer
| BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited

| Bayside Executive Park, West Bay St. & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N - 7130
Nassau, Bahamas



Minimum supervision

Extensive knowledge of international markets
Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Analytical qualities and research orientated
Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Commitment to quality, service excellence and customer satisfaction

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firm selected by the Bahamian
government showed it would
inject a cumulative $1 billion in
extra gross domestic product
(GDP) into the Bahamian econ-
omy over its first 12 years in exis-
tence.

The independent economic
study on Albany had shown that
700 permanent, full-time jobs
would be created, with another
400 “indirect and induced” from
entrepreneurial ventures and
spin-offs. :

The study also forecast that
Albany would generate $400 mil-
lion in property taxes for the
Government over the first 12
years of its life, generating $67
million in annual GDP from
operations in 2017 alone.

Development

The development is planned to
include 300 single family homes, a
“cottage component” and apart-
ments based around a marina.
The price range for the properties
will lie between $2-$20 million,
with the average around $3-$4

million. The total value of its
home products will be between
$1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.
Albany has been planed as a res-
idential community, and the fact
that its residents will be present
year-round is likely to mean a
greater economic spin-off for the
wider Bahamian economy.

The investors behind Albany
are the Tavistock Group, the
holding company for worldwide
investments made by Lyford Cay
billionaire Joe Lewis, and world-
leading golfers Tiger Woods and
Ernie Els. The Tavistock Group
owns and developed Old Fort
Bay in northwestern New Provi-
dence.

As for South Ocean, its revi-
talisation is projected to gener-
ate 1,358 full-time jobs when ful-
ly open, in addition to 1,200 direct
construction jobs during peak
build-out.

Roger Stein, of RHS Ventures
and the project’s managing direc-
tor, said that a draft economic
impact study performed for the
South Ocean project by Oxford
Economics had projected that the

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

Spending

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 Developmen:
Company reaching $867 million
by that year.

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 impac:
over its first 20 years, generating:
$1.5 billion in direct wages ancl :
salaries for its employees.

BV oo

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale Sub- #f |
division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence consisting §

of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. The
building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone.

For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office

at: 356-1685 or 356-1608

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office,

ai

MR e ia

Email

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 27, 2007



= ) FIDELITY

With origins in The Bahamas since 1978 and in the Cay man Islands and
the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1980, Fidelity is a financial services

group offering a comprehensive range of insurance services, domestic
and intemational banking, estate planning, pension services and corporate —
finance as well as other financial products and services. Fidelity is now
inviting applications for a:

Director Corpo rate Banking

Reporting directly to the President, the successful candidate will have the
following minimum require ments:-

e Bachelor Degree in Business, Banking or Finance

e An MBA qualification would be an asset

e 5years experience in international credit markets

e 10 years commercial credit experience at a managerial level

e Comprehensive understanding of structured financing solutions
e Strong financial and business analysis skills

e Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

e Proven record of delivery of presentations

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible forthe develop-
ment of Fidelity’s corporate finance business in The Bahamas and across
the Caribbean and will be expected to travel on a frequent basis.

An attractive compensation package, including a comprehensive range of
employee benefits is offered.
Please send applications no later than April 15th, 2007 to:
Director Corporate Banking
Director of Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4853

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel (242) 356 7764
Fax (242) 326 3000
careers (@fidelitybahamas.com

























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_ d) pore mre transactions - These financial statements are expressed in United States
ollars. Foreign currency transactions are translated at the exchange rate prevailing at the
BAKER TILLY date of the transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities Gencininalea in Lananies other i
GOMEZ than United States dollars are translated into United States dollars at the applicable
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date.
The Deanery
28 Cumberland Street e) Earnings per share - Earnings per share is computed by dividing the net income by the

P.O. Box N-1991 ‘ :
’ weighted average number of shares outstanding at the end of the year.

Nassau, Bahamas
Tek +1(242) 356-4114
Fax: +1(242) 356-4125

Website: www.brgomez.com

Debt and equity securities are as follows:



To the Shareholders of
First Overseas Bank Limited s006 anes

Vv .
We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of First Overseas Bank Limited (the lav etamitaeraee $ 32,184,493 $ 5,856,809
“bank”) as of December 31, 2006. This balance sheet is the responsibility of the Bank’s ate 1 1,393,977
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on Ais 501,408 9,646
our audit. Corporatebonds: 77 yt Wi a 2 ee ec

es ; rt $ 35,937,786 $ 8,051,637
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those



standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about 4
whether the balance sheet is free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, Siegen ar ee cE
on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet. An L E ee
audit also includes assessing the account principles used, and significant estimates made Gens suid agyauces Consisucu de too Wing:
by management, as well as evaluating the overall balance sheet presentation. We believe
that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 2006 2005
In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, Guaranteed loans $ 611,003 $ 3,467,437
the financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2006 in. accordance with Provision for doubtful debts 6,158 34,707
International Financial Reporting Standards. $ 604,845 $ 3.432.730
Without qualifying our opinion, we emphasize that the accompanying balance sheet does
not comprise a complete set of financial statements in accordance with International
. Financial Reporting Standards. Information on results of operations, changes in equity
and cash flow is necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the financial position, 5. BONDS AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS
performance and changes in financial position of the Bank Bonds and debt instruments with foreign governments are as follows:
ee SET eae aersk a PEE 5 aR Ra IN a Sa
i, WR Foreign government bonds
Oe
Bonds _ $ 24,100,174 §$ 959,885
January 22, 2007 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Bonds received on loan 8.084.319 4.896.924
Nassau, Bahamas Se ee
Total $ 32,184,493 $ 5,856,809
External debt instruments
Venezuela Rep. $ 1S 1
U.S. Treasury - 1,393,976
GF tennis Rhee ek PREC STA ae mR Oita a ie Wa aa Cn ee
FIRST OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED 6. REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS
BALANCE SHEET
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2006 Repurchase agreements comprise:
(Expressed in United States dollars)
NOTES 2006 2005 Capital Premium Future Value
ASSETS . ;
Securt
Cash and due from banks $ 25,318,080 $ 3,501,284 roe 120, O00 easel arene
Interest bearing deposits with banks 3,502 503,882 TELNAES ih Se el PAN EE I SN (678,500)
Debt and equity securities 3,5 35,937,786 8,051,637 SU
Repurchase agreements 6 48,710 -
Loans and advances 4,7,12 604,845 3,432,730 These securities are valued at 5,000,000 “Valores negociables PBI (2035), which is equivalent to
Settlement balances 7,12 ° 10,201,366 46,433,307 US$678,500 as of December 31, 2006.
Forward contracts ; 9 20,277 1,788
Accrued interest receivable 4,770 3,361 “ epac
_.Accmed commissions receivaple vy: ae ae ee
_ Long-term investments _ NN ad: a 2,488,266 2,616,198 a7. MATURITIES OF RELEVANT ASSETS AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCENTRATION
Other assets ieee 5,452,596 5,372,160 . ybarens 20 19GT OHO
TOTAL ASSETS $ 80,082,101 $ 69,919,755 7.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY pans aoe Settlement
LIABILITIES : advances balances Total
Customers' interest bearing deposits Maturity ladder
Demand and call “8 $ 7,448,883 $ 6,956,806 Up to 1 month $ - $ 10,201,366 $ 10,201,366
Time 8 56,770,242 47,728,021 ‘ From | to 6 months 604,845 E 604,845
Accmed interest payable 186,426 114,974 From 6 months to 1 year ‘ 3
Other liabilities i eee ES Moretthan‘liyear Stu Oe Np eo ccuee mei ante tn e Eecoe aeeCe
TOTAL LIABILITIES 64,405,551 54,805,390 Total — - =
$<. erro a $ 604,845 $ 10,201,366 1
Share capital 10 10,000,000 10,000,000 Geographical concentration
Retained earnings 5,676,550 5,114,365 South America $ 604,845 $ 38,642 $ 643,487
TOTAL NET EQUITY 15,676,550 15,114,365 North America eae * 133,911 133,911
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET EQUITY $ 80,082,101 $ 69,919,755 Caribbean : 23.482 23.482
Memorandum accounts 11 $_14,263,400__$ 17,492,443 Europe - 10 005,331 10. 005,331
i Total
The accompanying notes from | to 15 form an integral part of these financial statements. nr ae OOS, OFS EERO CU OOS al Daas
‘AN 2 9 2007
These financial statements are approved on behalf of the Board on d authorized ‘7.2 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2005



for issue and signed on its behalf by:

Loans and Settlement
advances balances Total
c ‘ Maturity ladder
irector Director : Up to 1 month $ 588,562 $ 46,129,869 $ 46,718,431
Vi . From 1| to 6 months 2 5 és
F
1, INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY Ea tee eae : ; i
More than 1 year 2,844,168 303,438 3,147,606
Offshore Trust Banking Corporation Limited was incorporated under the laws of the Total $ 3.432.730
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on November 23, 1981 and was granted a license under The a OE er pW fa UC eI
Banks and Trusts Companies Regulation Act 1965 (as amended). The Bank’s name was Geographical concentration
changed on July 27, 1994 to First Overseas Bank and Trust Company Limited, and on South America $ 3,432,730 35.010
February 15, 1995 to First Overseas Bank Limited (“the Bank”). North Ameri oy os dea ae ae
erica - 3,224,642 3,224,642

Caribbean - - e -
Europe - 8,198,145 8,198,145
Total $ 3,432,730 $ 46,433,307 $ 49,866,037

The Bank’s principal activity is the provision of offshore banking services, including buying
and selling securities issued by the Argentine government and private Argentine companies.

The Bank has three (3) employees at December 31, 2006 (2005: 3 (three) employees).

2. THESUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
8. MATURITIES OF RELEVANT LIABILITIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCENTRATION

These financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention and in ,
accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and are expressed in 8.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006





United States dollars. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with IFRS - —
requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of Sight and r ime Settlement
assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the call deposits deposits balances Total
financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting Maturity ladder ,
period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Up to | month $ 7,448,883 $ 31,369,746 $ - $ 38.818.629
From | to 6 months =
The significant accounting policies adopted are as follows: oe 23,789,202 - 23,789,202
: From 6 months to | year a 1,575,075 . 1,575,075
a) Cash and cash equivalents - Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and due from banks. More than,l year. Une 9 Ae Se 36,219 : 36,219
Total $ 7,448,883 $ 56,770,242 $ =
b) Debt and equity securities - Debt and equity securities include the Republic of Argentina 1S 89S 50710 TI ee ee
government bonds, shares ia Argentine companies, debentures and foreign debt Geographical concentration
instruments. Debt and equity securities are stated at market value. , ;
quity South America $ 4,844,732 $ 53,262,808 $ - $ 58,107,540
c) Recognition of income - Income and expenses are recognized on an accrual basis. Income Europe - e i 4
and expenses arising from forward contracts are recognized using the accrual method Caribbean 1,926,840 1,832 - 1,928,672
during the term of the contract, by comparing the spot value of the contract with its market North America 677,311 3,505,602 at Hees



value. The forward position is appraised at the market value.
; P PP Total $ 7,448,883 $ 56,770,242 $ ~ $ 64.219.125
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8. MATURITIES OF RELEVANT LIABILITIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONCENTRATION

(Cont’d)

8.2 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2005

' Sight and Time Settlement
call deposits deposits balances Total

Maturity ladder

Up to 1 month $ 6,956,806 $ 20,955,687 $ - $ 27,912,493
From 1 to 6 months - 26,549,661 - 26,549,661
From 6 months to 1 year - 222,673 - 222,673
More than 1 year - - - -
Total $ 6,956,806 $ 47,728,021 $ - $ 54,684,827

Geographical concentration

South America $ 5,953,179 $ 47,655,157 $ - $ 53,608,336
Europe - - - -
Caribbean 989,967 17,497 - 1,007,464
North America 13,660 55,367 - 69,027
Total $ 6,956,806 $ 47,728,021 $ ~ $ 54,684,827

9. FORWARD CONTRACTS

9.1 BALANCES AT DECEMBER 31, 2006

Amount in Values to
US$ receive (give)

Amount arranged — Amount arranged Total

Sales $ 2,056,489 $ 2,038,200 $ 18,289
55,093 51,595 3,498
44,738 48,682 (3,944)

(48,682
2,089,795 $ 20,277

Purchases - 46,248
Total $ 2,202,568 $

9. FORWARD CONTRACTS (Cont’d)

10.

11.

9.2 BALANCES AT.DECEMBER 31, 2005



Amount in Values to
, US$ receive
re Amount arranged — Amount arranged Total
Sales ae $ 48,715 $ 46,927 $ 1,788
$ 48,715 $ 46,927 $ 1,788
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

The authorized, issued and outstanding share capital of the Bank consists of 10,000 ordinary
shares of US$1,000 each.

MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS

Composition:

2006 2005

Bonds received for custody $ 5,165,113 $ 3,500,029 ”
Guarantee received 845,674 880,333
Mandates 8,252,613 13,112,081



$ 14,263,400 $ 17,492,443





12. RELATED PARTIES
Balances with Banco Mariva S.A. (Argentina) and other related parties are as follows:
eT
2006 2005
ASSETS:
Cash and due from banks ; $ 427,230 $ 293,875
Debt and equity securities - (7,105,505)
Loans and advances 2,932 9,825
Settlement balances (410,889) 7,095,698
Long-term investments 2,488,267 2,616,198
WigeAiete in ta oak hea A AS 2,507,540-. 3 2,910,091”
LIABILITIES:
Clients' interest bearing deposits $ 14,017,999 $ 12,691,440
Accrued interest payable 32,802 15,705
: $ 14,050,801 $ 12,707,145
MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS:
Values in custody $ 1,293,914 $ -
Guarantees received in shares 845,674 1,742,710
Mandates 538,367 -
$ 2,677,955 $ 1,742,710
13. CREDIT RISK
The Bank takes on exposure to credit risk that is the risk that a counterpart will be unable to pay
amounts in full when due. The Bank structures the levels of credit risk it undertakes by placing
limits on the amount of risk accepted in relation to one Lorrower, or groups of borrowers, and to
geographical segments. Such risks are monitored on a revolving basis and subject to an annual or
more frequent review. Limits on the level of credit risk are approved by the Board of Directors.
14. CURRENCY RISK
The Bank takes on exposure to the effect of fluctuations in the prevailing foreign currency
exchange rates on its financial position and cash flows. The Board of Directors sets limits on the
level of exposure by currency. The off-balance sheet gap represents the difference between the
notional amounts of foreign currency financial instruments and their fair values.
&
15. INTEREST RATE RISK

Interest rate risk arises primarily from differences in the maturity or repricing dates of assets and
liabilities. Interest rate risk exposures or “gaps” may produce favorable or unfavorable effects on
interest margins depending on the nature of the gap and the direction of interest rate movement
and/or the expected volatility of those interest rates. When assets have a shorter average maturity
or repricing date than liabilities, an increase in interest rates has a positive impact on net interest
margins, and conversely, if more liabilities than assets mature or are repriced in a particular time
interval then a negative impact on interest margins results. Interest rate gaps are carefully
monitored and interest sensitive assets and liabilities are adjusted in accordance with changing
market conditions.

THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007, PAGE 7B





US has no
concerns
on Bahamas
trade dealings

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he United States is not
concerned about the
status of any of the
current trade negotiations the
Bahamas is engaged in, with
the US ambassador saying that
Washington welcomes the
breakdown of trade barriers.
John Rood told The Tri-
bune that he was not aware of
any concerns his government
might have.

The Bahamas has just
recently submitted its initial
market access offer to CARI-
FORUM, the group negotiat-
ing the Economic Partnership

Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU), ata
meeting in Barbados last week.

The Bahamas is seeking
chiefly to protect its main
exporting industries to the EU
- Bacardi rum, the seafood and
fisheries, industries, and Poly-
mers International.

Nations

The Bahamas and other
CARICOM nations have the
ability to exclude up to 15 per
cent of their goods, industries
and economic sectors from the
EPA market access talks, pre-
venting these areas from being
fully liberalised and opened to
competition and tariff cuts.

There are essentially three
‘baskets’ for goods in relation
to the EPA and tariff cuts -
those products that will instant-
ly have their tariffs cut to zero
per cent; a phased basket; and
a basket for excluded items.

The EPA negotiations and
their outcome are critical for
the Bahamas in its future inter-
national trade talks and agree-
ments, because if it becomes.a
full member of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO),
the Most Favoured Nation
(MEN) requirement kicks-in.

This means that the
Bahamas will have to treat all
nations equally, providing
them with the same trade ben-
efits and market access as

everyone else. This will require
that the Bahamas gives the
same preferences to the US
that it gives to the EU in the
EPA talks, especially if a
replacement for the Caribbean
Basin Initiative is necessary.

Mr Rood said: “I am not

aware of any concerns that we

“have. We always try to work
at the breaking down of trade
barriers because when barri-
ers are broken down, people
can trade more freely, usually .
to the benefit of people of both
countries.

“Artificial barriers are not
good for either country, so as a
general note we encourage
trade discussions and we
encourage open markets.
There’s nothing that I am
aware of that is causing us par-
ticular concern.”


























RESORT MARINA
THE BAHAMAS ©







Ambitious, hardworking and highly motivated Bahamian
couple sought to run established marina and restaurant
on Rum Cay.







Montana Holdings Ltd owners of Rum Cay Resort
Marina, currently under development have just acquired a sister
property, on the island of Rum Cay. Sumner Point Marina extends
over 26 acres across the south eastern corner of the island with
docking for 30 boats up to 160 ft in length, a newly refurbished 30
seater restaurant and guest accommodation for up to 16 persons.







Responsibilities include but are not limited to:-
e all marina, restaurant and lodging operations;.

Full P+L.and budgetary accountability including F+B,

reservations and inventory control.

Oversee all maintenance and repairs

Manage housekeeping of rental villas

Supervision of staff and suppliers.

Co-ordinate Montana client visits to Rum cay

Manage Montana Sales Office on Rum Cay












Skills and Attributes









e minimum 5 years prior management in a similar establishment

e Excellent marine, general engineering and maintenance skills

e Experienced chef or professional qualification in hotel and
catering management '

e Superb organisational and administrative skills

e Extremely computer proficient

e Highly motivated self starters who have the will and talents to

operate a challenging business in a remote location with total

autonomy









Remuneration package commensurate with experience, will include
competitive salary and benefits, return flights to Nassau, fully subsidised
accommodation.







Closing date for applications 04/04/2007.
H.R. Manager
Montana Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box N-9322
Nassau, Bahamas










Fax 677 3007
Email: island_development1@yahoo.com











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THE TRIBUNE

i vestment may ‘double’ workers in Phase 2

I finalising agreements
cruise lines. We’ve only
rational for two weeks,
eeing tremendous sup-

the hotel sector and
eing an increase in cruise
rs over the next couple
oving along and begin-
in traction.”
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operations, sales and marketing.

However, Mr Rolle said he was
not sure how the first phase
would end up, as much would
depend on the terms and condi-
tions in the final agreement with
the Government.

Expected

He expected that Nassau
Water Ferries would “be restrict-
ed in some of the things it wanted
to do, based on some of the dis-
cussions I’ve had”, and the pro-
ject was likely to undergo some
adjustments during the final
design stage.

“My goal is to get it as close to
the original plan as possible,” Mr
Rolle said.

The initial proposal for the first
phase of the development envi-
sioned a 3,500 foot square office
building; 7,500 square foot
Cabana and Gift Shop; 350
square foot outdoor grill and bar;
3,200 square foot pool with large
deck; 20,000 square foot stingray
lagoon on the harbourside; lush
botanical gardens; iguana park;
1,500 square foot storage building;
and 500 square foot dive shop.

Nassau Water Ferries was also
planning to renovate three his-
torical buildings at the site, along
with the Old Lighthouse, and
offer walking tours of the Old
Eanes: which is 100 years-

old.

“Tt goes hand-in- anand with the
downtown redevelopment initia-
tive,” Mr Rolle said of his pro-
ject. He added that it would pro-
duce “new and exciting excur-
sions for tourists”.

Mr Rolle said the company’s
initial plan had been to complete
the beach facility first, but the
wait for government approval
meant it had started up the
Bahamas Undersea Adventure
operation first.

Still, Mr Rolle praised Mr Peet
and Paul Major, of the Domestic
Investment Board, for pushing
for his project’s approval along
with the rest of the Board.

“The message that I think it
says is that the Government is
serious in encouraging young
Bahamians to invest in the econ-
omy and take advantage of
opportunities,” Mr Rolle said.

He advised other young
Bahamian entrepreneurs to “be
aggressive, be tenacious and be
serious about it. Above all, don’t
take ‘no’ for an answer”.

The project by Mr Rolle and
his team, apart from filling a niche

and market demand from the -

cruise ship industry, also fits per-
fectly with the Government’s
strategy of encouraging Bahami-
ans, especially younger ones, to
take greater ownership of their
economy.

Legal Notice

| ho YC) Oe

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

GRANGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
GRANGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the Sth day of March,

2007.

The advantages of Bahamian
ownership in tourism are the local
companies and individuals
involved are likely to be long-
term players, not just in for the
short-term, and will not be scared
off or into closure by the impact
of hurricanes.

In addition, all the profits and
dividends generated by Bahami-
an-owned tourism businesses, in
addition to salaries, rents and pay-
ments to suppliers, will remain
within this nation’s economy to
be reinvested, increasing the cir-
culation of money.

Bahamian-owned businesses
are also likely to buy supplies and
source services from within their
own economy.

Support

To support the Nassau Water
Ferries venture, the company had
purchased the Blue Manta, a 130-
seat catamaran, to transport its
guests between the cruise ships

- and the western end of Paradise

Island, known as Colonial Beach
and Lighthouse Point.

Being located just five minutes
by ferry from the Nassau Cruise
Port meant that cruise ship pas-
sengers would not only be able
to visit its attractions, but also
patronise retailers and restaurants
in downtown Nassau during their
Stay.

Cruise ships traditionally oper-
ate to a very rigid schedule, leav-
ing and arriving in port at a cer-
tain time, which meant their pas-
sengers had only a limited
amount of time in which to
explore Nassau.

Surveys on cruise ship passen-
ger satisfaction with their visit to
Nassau highlighted that many
wanted a beach closer to the
cruise ship port, as this would
enable them to both spend time
and shop during their visits.

Often, cruise ship passengers
spent 30-40 minutes each way
travelling to beaches and the
properties of excursion providers.

The Nassau Water Ferries ven-
ture is separate from Bahamas
Ferries, where Mr Rolle is
employed as chief marketing offi-
cer.

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 writing

or parce! of Crown Land being Ponds and
and Wilson Ponds and shown on a plan or
MP File 5148 in the Department of Lands
Northwardly or Fire Trail Road and Eastw
Wighway tn the Western District of the isl
ta. the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on t
entitled to Vacant Possession and that the
are im occupation without licence or conse. .

Scarlett Corporate Services Limited
P.O. Box 277
2nd Floor, Viking House
Nelson Street, Douglas,
Isle of Man, IM99 2LJ
Liquidator

- addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management - Collection
_ Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 16, 2007.

agram on record in

d Surveys situate

dly of Sir Milo Butler
of New Providence
ground that they are

intiffs in occupation



By q us Summons the Second Defendant h_ ein claims against the

SP STS ES ID Or SS Ts TA gE SE OL



Phaiantiffs: Legal Notice Legal Notice

|, Vacant Possession of ALL THAT tain lot piece 2 NOC aan

_ of parcel of Crown Land being Pond and Marshland N 6) i) IC 1B : et OF I 6 9

ee eee INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
on a plan or diagram on record in M_ File 5148 in the ;
De -partment of Lands and Surveys si ate Northwardly (No.45 of 2000) (No.45 of 2000)
ni ire Trail Road and Eastwardly of ‘ir Milo Butler ,
Highway in the Western District of t Island of New JESTOR LIMITED PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Providence in the Commonwealth of he Bahamas
Abutting and Bounding towards the ‘est. partly on Lands In Voluntary Liquidation
(sramted to Island Gases as Grant Nu bered A8-60 partly “Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
on (yown Land and Sir Milo Butler ighway towards the “Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
Ko wth partly on lands now or formerl Alexander Harold. of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), PENRICK ENTERPRISES LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
Grant partly on Lands Granted to W._ kees being Grants JESTOR LIMITED is in Dissolution.” off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
iMliibered A4-21 and A4-20 partly o Lands Granted to Registrar General on the 21st day of March, 2007.”
(ctlarris being Grant numbered A partly on lands
Gi wéinted to H. McKinney being Gran numbered A4-45 The date of commencement of dissolution is the 18th day of December, :
Paytly on Lands claimed by various ners and partly on 2006. David George Jenner
Lands Alphonso Smith towards the et partly on Lands Patee Prstecs Lisle’
cy Pp | ar partly
Granted to Broadcasting Corporation f The Bahamas Ben Warner POBox sa) Baar
efiig Grant A7-57 partly on Lands v__ ted in the Treasurer International House tite aadeg
Se the F The Parade JE4 5UE, Channel Islands
of the Bahamas and towards the Sou _ partly on Bahamas a
Electricity Corporation Leeway 100 _ et wide partly o oe He eteey ee
ae y eee Liquidator
Lands C. Godet being Grant A8-58__d partly on an old
Crown Reservation running ina Nor westerly direction
through Harold Road and partly on —_ds Granted to
Diamond farms and partly on the sh of Wilson Pond
or however else the same may Abut _d Bound which :
said piece or parcel of Crown Land — ing Ponds and FO re R = N a

\farshland (hereinafter called “the d
ore particularly delineated and sho

ised premises’’) is
n pink on the plan

PARADISE ISLAND



_ attached to Lease No. 1038, MP No. 148 dated 17th day ‘

| ot April A.D., 2002 between The Mi_ ster Responsible Opes

ee ep ontemenl of ands and Suivey, and The Bee Luxurious harbour front Penthouse
Peters nonwaeen eee eee KLG INVESTMENTS LTD./AQUAPURE Residence with spectacular views of
to Nassau and its Harbour:
2. lurther or other relief;
' . ¢ 5,000+ sq ft. total area
} ‘Ihe said premises are situated int — vicinity e 4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths
fa ene ae e Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
‘ and large walk-in closet

if the i laintiffs do not enter an appearance, uch Judgment may e Large balconies

be git van or order made against or in relatio to them as the Court

may think just and expedient.
'

e Elegantly furnished throughout with a
separate study

¢ 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

e Indoor Garage

e Private gated entry

Applicants must be at least 23 years of age,
self-motivated, disciplined and possess the
following:

( :
TAKE NOTICE that the Second Defendant
of the $ummons served hereto to apply for
Plaintiffs to deliver up to the Second Defen
subject property.

'

ntends at the hearing
order for the
ant possession of the

¢ A valid driver’s license
¢ The ability to drive standard shift vehicles ~

Ss BYORDEROFTHEC RT

REGISTRAR

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This $Â¥mmons is taken out by: Please visit out Bernard Road office e Lush tropical landscaping
between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00 pm,
FERREIRA & COMP, ee Rent: $18,500.00 per month net
Chambers, Monday - Friday to pick up an application NO PETS
i Kemp Building form
: #39 East Street Nort ; . . a
Nassau, Bahamas For further information and viewing call:

363-2730

-—. Attomeys forthe Second —endant


THE TRIBUNE

Wall Street ends
higher as investors
weigh oil surge and
strong GDP report

@ By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) —
Stocks ended higher in volatile
trading yesterday as investors
weighed fears about mounting

tension in [ran against a report’

that indicated better-than-
expected United States eco-
nomic growth.

The major indexes bounced
around, and spent most of the
session looking for direction
as crude prices surged to a six-
month high. Investors remain
nervous about the West’s
response to British sailors held

harder for the inflation-wary
Federal Reserve to cut short-
term interest rates.

Investors also bought-and-
sold stocks to window dress
their portfolio ahead of Satur-
day’s end of the first quarter.
The modest advance snapped a
three-day losing streak for the
Dow Jones industrials.

“The market is at a pivotal
point,” said Scott Fullman,
director of investment strategy
for Israel A Englander & Co.
“The market has become more

volatile, and more sensitive, to
news items.”

According to preliminary
calculations, the Dow rose
48.39, or 0.39 per cent, to
12,348.75. The index climbed
as high as 12,381.91 during the
morning session.

Broader stock indicators also
finished higher. The Standard
& Poor’s 500 index rose 5.30,
or 0.37 per cent, to 1,422.53,
and the Nasdaq composite
index edged up 0.78, or 0.03
per cent, to 2,417.88.

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BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international’| .
private bank in The Bahamas, with its head office BSI AG, in Lugano, ee:
since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-

INSIGHT

For the stories

ARE YOU...
Confident? e A Leader? ¢ Self Motivated?
¢ Professional? ¢ Mature (25 yrs or older}? e Dedicated?
If the answer isYES then take the next step
FAX RESUME TO 326-2824

SALARY OPPORTUNITY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION

Ma

AUTO MALL, Shirley Street
Open Mon to Fri 8am - 5:30pm
Sat 8am - 12noon

Tel: 397-1700

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read Insight
on Mondays



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HEAD OF OPERATIONS COORDINATION / STRUCTURED PRODUCTS -
Applicants for the position of Head of Operations Coordination / Structured Products |
must have relevant financial accreditation or professional qualifications, in-depth
managerial experience in all phases of securities & other assets in the offshore banking:
industry, overall processes including front office & operations activities, and be fully }
abreast of today’s sophisticated private banking products. Must be knowledgeable of
international markets, financial instruments and of local legislation, regulatory & statutory
matters as well as international banking practices. Fluency in Italian is definitely
required.

AEMTC’s participants who successfully completed Phase

I of the Small Business training seminar pose with several —
of their facilitators: From L to R: Det. Sgt. Lexton —
Symonette, Janet Russell, Rochielle Bevans, Andrea |
Curling, Bianca Simms, Michael Brown, Drexel Deal, —
Alexandra Deal, Kendolyn Cartwright, Naomi Knowles
and Charliese Bevans (AEMTC’s Photo by Llewelyn
Curling)

Personal qualities:-

Proven ability to supervise staff & control the daily flow of transactions & direct
and guide staff through knowledge and example

Must have demonstrated practical organization of self and others

Ability to assess, evaluate and make recommendations

Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills

Possess analytical qualities

Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook

Commitment to quality, service excellence and customer satisfaction

Successful Small

Business Seminar held

Aipha Entrepreneurial Management Training & Consultancy
Services (AEMTC) held its third successful Small Business
Training Seminar, “How to Start & Operate a Successful
Business’- Phase |, February 19-27 & March 1, 2007 at
COB’s, Grosvenor Close Campus, Shirley Street. AEMTC
is committed to providing quality small business training
to persons interested in starting and/or growing their own
businesses. Participants engaged in a series of interactive
discussions, skills training, group presentations and
networking activities. Participants are now a part of the
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Alumni Network, New York. On Thursday March 1, 2007,
at the closing ceremony, the guest speaker, Alexandra

Responsibilities:-

Necessary liaison with units Private Banking & Service Provider (Outsourcer)
Verify that processed transactions are correctly settled

Perform control of administrative tasks to be executed locally

Ensure reconciliations of outstanding items and that pending items are resolved
Monitor & manage booking of structured products

Troubleshooting

Guide and train personnel in the unit

This position will report directly to the Head of Private Banking.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the offices of

Deal, a prospective entrepreneur, urged participants to
follow their dream of becoming entrepreneurs. Then they
were awarded certificates of participation from AEMTC
and NFTE. Successful individuals will have the opportunity
to complete Phases II and Ill of the program. Interested
persons wishing to take advantage of this ongoing special
small business training opportunity can contact AEMTC
at (242)-393-5961, (242)-323-5195, or e-mail them at:
alphaenttraining@yahoo.com



BSI, addressed to :-

Personnel Officer
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, West Bay St. & Blake Road
P. 0. Box N - 7130
Nassau, Bahamas
(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.




NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) STEPNEY LIMITED 1s in dissolution,

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator

NOTICE

{Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

*

(a) BALSA LIMITED is in dissolution;
the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET; P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator



- Julius Bar

Julius Baer Group, the leading dedicated wealth Manager in
: Switzerland, is seeking a
















. SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
''."Develop his/his existing client network
‘Develop Julius Baer Bank & Trust as Booking Center through Julius
Baer worldwide network '
_ KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
» »Excellent-organizational leadership and communication skills
.~ A commitment to service excellence
- Ability to work in team environment
“EXPERIENCE

iz.Prior experience in Senior Management
- Minimum 10 years experience in Private Banking

EDUCATION

u paces degree in Economics, Business Administration or equivalent
FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Â¥ German, French and/or Italian required.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume by April 4,
2007 to the attention of:

BY HAND:

: BY MAIL:
Personal & Confidential Personal & Confidential
Bertrand Zimmermann Resident Manager
Julius Baer Trust Company (Bahamas) PO. Box N-4890

Ocean Center, Montague Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nasau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

BIskK

Pricing Information As Of:
2!

Previous Close Today's
0.90
11.50
8.65
0.85
2.10
1.30
10.35
2.10
14.00
4.86
2.46
5.94
12.45
14.61
17.06
0.50
7.25
9.05
10.00

52wk-Low
0.54
10.70
6.95
0.70
1.26
1.12
9.00
1.67
9.50
4.22
2.40
5.54
10.70
11.00
10.40
0.50
7.10
8.52
__ 10.00

Securit
Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
i 0.20 RND Holdings

14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings
asropesensenerereverense
ons Sa Sige es

Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

1.333665"
3.0988***
2.625419°*
1.233813°°°"
11.3945°**"*

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day’s weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day’s weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings

PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



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Companies awarded ©
sovernment’s largest ©
ever telecoms contract.



@ By DIBYA SARKAR
AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Qwest Communications Inter-
national Inc., AT&T Inc. and
Verizon Inc. were yesterday
awarded the government’s
largest telecommunications
contract ever, a 10-year deal
worth up to $48 billion.

The contract winners, who
beat out Sprint Nextel Corp.,
don’t simply split a pool of
money. They now have to
compete with each other for

the telecom needs of federal
agencies, the General Services
Administration announced.
The contract covers voice,
video and data services and
technologies domestically and
internationally for at least six
federal agencies, but could
apply to as many as 135 agen-
cies operating in more than 190
countries. i
While Qwest, AT&T and
Verizon gained access to an
important and deep-pocketed
client, the announcement was a
huge blow to Sprint, analysts

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) IAS INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in dissolution;

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,

2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator







(a)

(b)
2007

Zita

p ee: ie ae
YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - Acompany’s reported earings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful
FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

IDYLLIC LIMITED is in dissolution;
the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,
The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,

FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator












0.00%
3.56%
3.01%
2.35%
2.86%
3.85%
2.32%
1.90%
4.86%
0.93%
0.00%
4.04%
4.58%
3.40%
2.99%
0.00%
1.38%
6.19%

Yield %

* - 23 March 2007
** - 8 February 2007
*** - 31 January 2007

**** - 28 February 2007

Ten-year deal worth up to $48 billion

said, because it has been pro-
viding telecom services to the
federal government for nearly
20 years. “The federal govern-

’ ment was Sprint’s first major

customer since the company
started,” said technology con-
sultant Warren Suss.

For the winners, Thursday’s
announcement was perhaps
most significant for Qwest, the
smallest among them. Suss said
Qwest can now leverage its
government business to gain
more corporate clients.

Industry analysts said they
expect the federal government
to spend at least $20 billion
over the life of the so-called
Networx Universal contract,
which is capped at $48 billion.

“The advanced technologies
and services defined in the
Networx programme will serve
as a platform to transform the
government’s telecommunica-
tions infrastructure to a more
seamless and secure environ-
ment,” GSA’s acquisitions
commissioner Jim Williams

said in a prepared statement.

s

«

GSA procures and manages

federal assets.

The two previous 10-year 3
government-wide telecom con- ‘

tracts had two main providers.
The first went to Sprint and

AT&T. The second to Sprint -.

and MCI Worldcom, since
acquired by Verizon.

For the losers of the Net-. |

worx Universal contract, there
is a consolation prize on the
table. GSA is planning in May
to award a second telecommu-
nications contract called Net-
worx Enterprise — worth up
to $20 billion — that contains

fewer mandatory requirements ~

and services in select areas
across the nation.

In midday trade, ‘shares of
Qwest rose seven cents to
$8.92, shares of AT&T
advanced 11 cents to $39.05,
shares of Verizon gained 19
cents to $37.42 and those of
Sprint were up 26 cents to
$18.77. All stocks trade on the
New York Stock Exchange.

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Well established Fashion Retail
- Business. Well known and
respected worldwide Franchise.
20 years at same prime location.

Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of SECTION 138 (4) of The International
Business Companies Act, 2000, Notice is hereby given that:-

(a) LEYTON LIMITED is in dissolution;

the date of commencement of this dissolution is March 28,

2007

The name of the Liquidator is EDWARD B. TURNER of
EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. #10 PETRONA HOUSE,
FOWLER STREET OFF EAST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX
N-1375, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

EDWARD B. TURNER
Liquidator



Palmdale Veterinary Clinic

Needs

_ Telephonist/Office Assistant
° Must be an Animal Lover
° Excellent Communications Skills Required
° Willing to Learn Veterinary Care
° Must be Client Oriented

Veterinary Assistant
° Must Be Animal Lover



Duties:

° Respectful
° Reliable
° Hardworking
' ° Willing to Learn



° Kennel Hand/Cleaner
° Animal Handling, Restraint and Caregiving

Fax Resume to 326-2173 Or hand
deliver to Palmdale Veterinary Clinic.

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best contract. It is not at all surprising @A9 think you are strange.
that it succeeds as often as it does. $987 LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23 *






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Consider East’s three-heart bid
in this deal and observe the effect it
has on South. He has no clear-cut
action at this point. He can double
for. takeout, overcall in spades or
clubs, or adopt the conservative
course of passing. South knows. that
any bid he makes can go wrong. This
is not an unusual predicament,
because problems of this sort are fre-



East now made the only return
that could defeat the contract — the
king of diamonds. Had he led the
jack of hearts or any diamond but the
king, South would have made the
rest of the tricks. The king-of-
diamonds return prevented South
from making use of the clubs in his
hand and left him a trick short of his
goal.

TARGET

Leo, your temper may be short, but
your wit is quick. If you feel trouble -
is brewing, you may want ,to move
over and let the difficulties pass,
rather than getting involved. —
VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22

Dive into the changes thaf come
rushing at you this. week, Virgo.
You’re bound to have fun and expe-
rience excitement as the tides turn in
your favor.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

You realize that everything has not
been working according to your mas-
ter plan, Libra. Now it’s finally time






HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only, Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb
‘forms ending in “s”, no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted

(e.g. inkjet in inkjet printer).

to sit down and discover a solution.
Reliable Cancer can help.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Noy 22
It’s time to roll up your slééves, as
projects you crave finally come
your way, Scorpio. Now’s-the time
to shine and appreciate the oppor-
tunities you have been given.



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TODAY’S TARGET

Good 11; very good 16; excellent 21 (or more).

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION

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part party pate pater peat
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SAGITTARIUS -— Nov 23/Dec 21
It’s best if you economize this week,
Sagittarius. Limited resources are a
common feature of the future and
you know it’s for the best if'you con-
serve your assets right now:

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Expand your list of contacts sohat you
can finally get that dream job. Don’t
worry; things are bound to work in your
favor this week, Capricom. Good for-
tune is turning in your direction

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7 Tells how hilly areas were * healthy. It’s best if you share with a
break? (6) 14 . vouuss
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‘ge | 10 Dadmay possibly ride witha 4 — Fred accepts a game to have baffled fortune in a big way. There’s no
ee him! (7) need to be afraid of what you don’t
partner (6) , Zi
Ses ae ; 5 — He was known forhis touch with understand, Just enjoy it.
CRS 11. Catherine given house room in arioun melds (5)
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‘uae | (14 Become abit fidgety (3) 8 — Even some bad singers can make ‘Ol sl ateh) oh) Leonard Barden
rece 16 Girl givena ruddy mention? (5) their mark (4)
; c 17 Be disposed to act as nurse (4) 9 Achieve only half one’s target? (3) zs
oe 19 Wild crews in prison (5) 12 aoe can have its ups and This minimalist puzzle tricks =,
: ‘ downs (3) many would-be solvers. White *
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ae 22 Sorry about a pupil not getting a hot 15 Break up a fight? (5) instead makes a different choice
SE meal (5) 18 Nomerebirdie (5) Anes checkmate. It
aN ; eh wah ooks impossible with only two .|
: 23 Though enemies, they get a kiss from 19 That volatile little girl! (3) kings and two pawns on the “|
cratty types (4) 20 Radical hatred of going hatless? (3) a @ oe a board, but it can be done. Chess +
oO 21 They're used in making light np Ome Self-Improvement by Zenon
26 The record.book? (5) 7 Abandoned (8) 2 Mythical i i || eS
N 28 When silver or gold, it means alot Bees 8” Accept (4) creature (6) ra Senta f 2 fa HH
c , 22 Drink up at the Saracen’s Head (3) Lu 10 Source (6) 3 Paradise (4) keen sake oaks j aoe pee
more (3) , inchudi ‘ | 11 Part of speech (6) 4 Hand over (7) rea yu 1}
FE aoe 23 It'sno os including one ina flute N 14 Age (3) 5 Polite (5) aiming to become experts. You
29 Made one’s pile? (6) composition (6) S 16 Acceptable 6 War-harse (5) have to guess key moves at
X 30 Atense prospect (6) 24 Work to make soup (4) (5) 8 Layer (4) critical moments of 50
¢ 31 Winged wader, once worshipped (4) 25 Ready to fall into the arms of ca 17 UEPOOAM 9 Family (3) grandmaster games, chosento —_is a handy summary of tips and °*
Y a Morpheus (6) > 19 Less (5) 12. Buin (3) test your skills in attacking play, suggestions. Backtotoday’s
, 32. Refrains from giving a seaman bad Ww 21 Rational (5) 13 Supple (5) strategy, endgames, and unclear diagram, where's the mate?
R : 26 Leading by less than a neck (5) x 22 Fish (5) ‘ aa ; positions. The game winners :
0 marks ( 27 Maybe a slab of something light (5) 5 ut - ee 18 noma . include legends like Bobby O!
33 Deal with a letter as a formal 28 Leo's youngster? (3) 28 Golf peg (3) 19 In favour (3) Fischer and Garry Kasparov, and r
s agreement (6) 30 Dukes’ handwriting? (4) 29 Sensual (6) 20 Moist (3) at the end of each chapter there LEONARD BARDEN
S 30 Optical illusion (6) coat (7) a
31 Sharp (4) eady (3) 3)
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W | 2 Lu-CID 12, Angus 13, Serials 15, His 17, Erin 18, He-Lena | 12, Cubit 13, Stellar 15, Mad 17, Well 18, Toledo 19, 25. Stop mowing (6) ;
oO 19, Shred 20, Sherpa 22, !0-TA 24, Ear 25, 3randed 26, | Coven 20, Animal 22, Safe 24, Ton 25, Regales 26, Remit | 26 Closes (5) Chess solution 8335: Black's previous move was
SN-out 27, Roman 28, Noddy 29, Mention 35, Id-L-er31, | 27, Besom 28, Bison 29, Bath bun 30, Ashen 31 27 Less good (5) {7-f5, which White countered by e5xf6, capturing
Roi teens | Sepa | 28 Twitch (3) Black's pawn en passant. Instead, White mates by
DOWN: 2, Loader 3, Bobbin(-g) 4, Sa-y 5, Ome-r-s 6, | DOWN: 2, Oblate 3, Recall 4, Ant 5, Scour 6, Venison 7, at eee e80.
D Saluted 7, Plus 8, Rai-sin 12, Aloha 13, SFNSE 14, River | Edit 8, Unread 12, Carol 13, Sweat 14, Elfin 15, Medal 16,|

15, Herod 16, Salad 18, Heart 19, S-Pinner 21, Har-old
22, In-tone 23, Ten-don 25, Butts 26, Same 28, Not

| Doles 18, Tenet 19, Caveman 21, Novels 22, Saline 23
| Fedora 25, Right 26, Robe 28, Bus




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MODERATE fed Amsterdam 52/11 41/5 sh 94/12 41/5 pe Saturday: _E at 8-16 Knots 3-5 Feet 6-7 Miles 75° F
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Atlanta 68/20 53/11 pe 74/23 S713 pe Kansas City. 72/22 51/10 t ~~ «BAIT. «467 t—SC*éittsburgh ~~ 68/20 36/2" 's 68/20°-50/10" “pe Sara ee One ea one e

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Baltimore 64/17 40/4 s 6216 42/5 s LittleRock 80/26 6417 pe 70/2 542 t —_—Raleigh:Durham: 70/21 45/7 s 73/22 S4N2 s- Low.67°F/19°C : — 372 Bis ae ST oe ou

Boston 56/13 34/1 s 48/8 32/0 s LosAngeles 72/22 52/11 s 73/22 5412 s St. Louis 74/23 64/17 t 75/23 552 t : casyoae7a/noi ste acnBNUN CTEM =

Buffalo 58/14 30/-1 s 5412 40/4 pc _Louisville 72/22 5713 pe 75/23 595 pe _SaltLake City’ 52/11 35/1 @ S713 38/3 pe GREAT INAGUA age aaee ie ean ee : ua E MANAGEMENT
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Detroit 60/15 38/3 s 52/11 47/8 t New York 63/17 44/6. s 59/155 38/3 9s; . Tampas. 82/27. 64/17 -s 82/27 647s Winnipeg 46/7 31/0 sh 46/77 31/0 c

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