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PM hits out a

FNM campaign

m@ By BRENT DEAN

THE PLHP is the only party
that has the interest of ordi-
nary Bahamians at heart,
Prime Minister Christie said
last night at the party’s first
mass rally of the official cam-
paign season.

Speaking in front of a large
number of enthusiastic sup-
porters, many of them young
people, at the Queen Eliza-
beth Sports Centre, Mr
Christie lashed out at the cam-
paign of the FNM and its
leader, stating that the oppo-
sition’s message is built on
“lies, more lies and still more
lies.”

Instead, Mr Christie defend-
ed the performance of his gov-
ernment, telling the crowd
that under his leadership
unemployment is down; eco-
nomic growth is up; tourism
is at record levels; and,
investor confidence is at the
highest in the country’s histo-

ry.

Appealing to the party’s
base of grassroot voters, Mr
Christie told his supporters
that he and his party have
always put people before mar-
ket forces.

“We have always been the
party that looks after the
needy and not the greedy. We
have always been the party —
and the only party — to put
people over things, to put
social compassion over ‘mar-
ket forces’, and to put those
who have too little at the head
of the line. That is the’ heart
and soul of what it means to
be a PLP. Never let anybody

@ PLP supporters play their
part in a huge motorcade.

(Photo: Tim Clarke

Tribune staff)

ever tell you there’s no differ-
ence between the PLP and
FNM. The differences are pro-
found. Remember that,” he
said.

The prime minister also
announced several new policy
initiatives last night, one of
which was his intention to

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‘close to rioting’

m@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

VOTERS were close to riot- ; Providence, brought havoc to the communities of Stanyard Creek,
: Stafford Creek and Blanket Sound, destroying ten lamp-posts and :
4 : , : leaving large portions of these areas without electricity.
card collection point during ;
what were publicised as collec- }

ing on Tuesday evening after
being turned away from a voter

tion hours, it has been claimed.

Responding to an article in
Wednesday's Tribune which }

described voters’ frustration at
being declined entry to the

Queen's College collection }
depot after 6pm, Mrs Johnson ;

from Golden Gates said she
experienced the same thing at
Carmichael Primary School.

away blind people. Trust me, a

little more and we would've had

a riot," she said.
Announcements made by the

parliamentary registration }
department that day stated that
all collection points would be
open from 10am until 9pm.
The angry voter said a female

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m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr.
Chief Reporter _

THE Prime Minister and his

cabinet have been “living the life
of Reilly and accounting to no
one”, opposition leader Hubert
Ingraham told those gathered at a
crowded Clifford Park last night
for the FNM’s mass rally.

[he atmosphere was electric as
thousands of enthusiastic sup-
porters covered the hillside. The
“Roots” junkanoo group made
an impressive entry prancing to
the ker-lick of the cowbell and
the beat of the drum over the hill-
side. It was greeted with thun-
derous applause. Like the Pied-
Piper of ‘Hamlin, hundreds of
enthusiastic supporters followed
Roots, adding about 300 more to
the thousands already there. Cars
continued to inch their way to the
park, where there was hardly a
parking space to be found. A
photographer called The Tribune
to say he was having difficulty
getting within sight of the park
because of the bumper-to-bumper
traffic. Honking horns, waving
pom-poms and a troupe of
dancers added to the evening’s





@ FNM supporters flock to Clifford Park last night.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

excitement.

This PLP Government, said Mr
Ingraham, has placed Bahamians
in a long line behind them, their
families, their extended families,
their friends, their business asso-
ciates and social companions,
their political cronies and hacks
and “whatever celebrity just
reach.”

The former prime minister also
hit out at the PLP calling the pre-

Severe wind damages homes

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at collection point |

SEE page 12



Investigation after
two die in plane crash

AN investigation has been

: launched into a plane that
: crashed claiming two lives after

"I arrived there at 8pm last ;
night and they even turned
: reports, the US Coast Guard said
? that two men from Fort Myers
: were on the plane.

taking off from New Providence.
According to international

The Coast Guard said that

? Frank Watchus and Ernest Cole-
i man were found dead in the
: water near the plane wreckage
: on Tuesday night.

Parts of the single-engine tur-

i bo-prop were discovered 20
: miles north of New Providence.

The plane, registered to Hap-

py Skies out of Bonita Springs,
Florida, lost radio contact at
around 5
sau.

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diction of the governing party’s
hired experts of a 60 per cent win
“manufactured”. (See page 2).
The opposition leader said that
things have been coming apart
and Prime Minister Perry Christie
and his Cabinet Ministers have
simply been living in a fantasy
land “singing about how things

SEE page 12

Ruling on
Daniel Smith

i A POTENTIAL tornado touchdown early yesterday morning in
: central Andros severely damaged six homes and one business,
: leaving two families in a local shelter. :
: The severe wind damage, from a storm that also affected New }

happen today

inquest could

: li By NATARIO McKENZIE

THERE may be a ruling as

: early as today on a constitu-
: tional motion that will deter-
; mine whether the inquest into
; the death of Daniel Smith pro-
: ceeds.

Today Supreme Court judge

: John Lyons is expected to hear
: arguments on the constitutional
: motion filed by attorneys rep-

[Spm after it left Nas- ; resenting Howard K Stern.

Daniel Smith died on Sep-
Anna
days after

Yesterday, Director of Public
Gomez that there could possi-

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@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter



FNM Leader Hubert Ingra-
ham said that the PLP is so des-
perate to disguise their loss of
popular support throughout the
Bahamas that they have taken
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in the lead up to the next gen-
eral election.

“They’ve come to believe
that if they keep repeating their
lies someone may come to
believe them,” Mr Ingraham
exclaimed to a host of support-
ers at the party’s mass rally at
Clifford Park last night.

LOCAL NEWS

Ingraham: ‘poll results’ show
the desperation of the PLP

“They say they have 60 per
cent of the support. But they
must mean 60 per cent of PLPs.
This talk plenty do little gov-
ernment does not deserve
another term in office. And
guess what? They ain’t gonna
get one either,” he said.

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minister himself, said that in
some things, once is really not
enough, but quipped that in the
case of the PLP, “once is more
than enough”.

“The record shows that in
five years they have not built a
single new school and not a sin-
gle new community health clin-
ic anywhere. They couldn’t even
fix the airport before they
renamed it to honour Sir Lyn-
den. They accuse me of not
respecting Sir Lynden. I put his
photograph on the dollar bill
and on a postage stamp.

“They put his name on a run-
down, leaky terminal building
which they promise to fix. Well
we know now what to make of
their promises. They said they
would help empower Bahami-
ans in their own economy. Five
years later, they have handed
over thousands of acres of
Crown Land to foreigners for
residential developments for
more foreigners.

“Five years later deserving
Bahamians are still waiting in
that long, long Perry Christie
line to have their applications
for Crown Land processed,” Mr
Ingraham said.

“Five years later our envi-
ronment is under assault and
wetlands are being filled in to
make way for golf courses and
homes for foreigners. Now,
your FNM is not opposed to
foreign investment. In fact, it
was the FNM that restored the
good name of the Bahamas in
the world and made the country
attractive again for reputable
foreign investors. The PLP,
though they opposed our
polices at the time, are now so
happy with what we did at
Atlantis and elsewhere that they
try to take credit for the per-
formance of the economy we
built and left in place,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that the
FNM will continue to welcome
foreign investors to the
Bahamas.

“Investors who want to do
developments that fit in with
our plans, developers who do

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M@ HUBERT Ingraham

not require us to give them
thousands of acres of public
land for residences, investors
who will collaborate with us in
protecting our environment,”
he said.

Mr Ingraham joked that
Prime Minister Perry Christie
announced that the PLP will be
running on its record — but in
fact, the party will “more likely.”
be running away from it.

“That’s why they have been
busy over these many past
weeks trying to make this elec-
tion about me. We are hearing
all manner of things on the
radio; twisted facts and half
truths; and sometimes outright
lies. They are busy rewriting his-
tory; speaking wickedly of you
and especially of me; reviling
the good name of our party.

“But you know, and I know,
that this election is not about
me. It’s about you. I’m just the
Delivery Boy. But I’ve gradu-
ated from bicycle to jet plane.
Yes, your delivery boy is a man
now; more experienced, ener-
gised, focused, measured; more
patient and more fatherly,” he
said,






THE TRIBUNE

0 In brief

Lifeguard to
complete
Bimini to
Florida swim

AN American lifeguard

: was expected to arrive at the
: coast of Florida yesterday
: after swimming 52 miles from
: Bimini to the US coast to
; raise money for charity.

Cynthia Aguilar began the

i epic swim on Tuesday
: evening in the hope of rais-
? ing money and awareness for
i AIDs-related causes.

She traversed the distance

: lying on a paddleboard, using
? a swimming stroke to propel
: herself towards the Florida
: coast.

Paramedics were awaiting

the lifeguard on the beach to
: make sure she had arrived in
: good physical condition.

Murderers
escape in
Puerto Rico
prison break

| ml PUERTO RICO

San Juan

PUERTO Rican authori-

i ties were searching on Tues-
: day for seven convicted mur-
: derers who escaped from a
: prison by crawling through
: ventilation ducts that led to
i the facility’s roof, according
i to Associated Press.

Police were investigating

whether prison staff may have

helped them escape on Mon-

day from the Guayama Cor-

rectional Center on Puerto
Rico’s southern coast, correc-

tions chief Miguel Pereira
: said.

“We are trying to deter-

mine what route they may

have chosen,” Pereira said,

adding that authorities have
i set up a hot line to field calls

about the fugitives” possible

whereabouts.

All seven had been incar-

: cerated in a medium-security
: section of the prison despite
: their homicide convictions, he
i said.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 3





Men are
charged with
marijuana
possesion

TWO men have been
arraigned in Magistrates Court
on drug charges in connection
with the discovery of $764,000
pounds of marijuana.

The accused, Andrae Porter,
32, of Pinewood Gardens and
Reginald Farrington, 23, of
Kool Acres were arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel on Tuesday.

It is alleged that on Thursday
April 5, 2007, the two conspired
to posses a quantity of marijua-
na with the intent to supply the
drugs to another.

It is also alleged that on that
date, the two were found in pos-
session of a quantity of mari-
juana with the intent to supply
the same to another.

According to the prosecution,
the men were found in posses-
sion of 382 pounds of marijua-
na.

Both men pleaded not guilty
to the charges and were
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison until Friday when they
are to return to court for a bail
hearing.

No progress for
investigators

in World Cup
murder

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Kingston

INVESTIGATORS have not
made any breakthroughs into
the killing of Pakistan World
Cup cricket coach Bob
Woolmer, more than three
weeks after he was found stran-
gled to death, police spokesman
Karl Angell said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

Jamaican police, four Scot-
land Yard detectives and an
Interpol investigator have been
examining security-camera
footage from the Kingston hotel
where Woolmer was found on
March 18. They are also await-
ing the results of a toxicology
report, Angell said.

Pakistan’s team manager has
left Jamaica, but at least one
Pakistani diplomat has stayed
to observe the investigation,
Angell said.

Woolmer, who was born in
India of English parents, died
a day after his team lost to Ire-
land in a stunning upset that
eliminated Pakistan from the
cricket World Cup, which is
being played in nine Caribbean
countries through late April.

A pathologist who conduct-
ed Woolmer’s autopsy initially
ruled his death was “inconclu-
sive” but announced four days
later that he had been strangled.

Florida couple
among dead
in Jamaica
car crash

B JAMAICA
Kingston

AMERICAN tourists travel-
ing in a rental car collided with
an SUV going in the opposite
direction, leaving a Florida cou-
ple dead and several others
injured, police said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The head-on collision killed
Stanley and Jane Cummings of
Florida, who were on vacation
in the Caribbean island, accord-
ing to police spokeswoman
Thomazene Foster. Their age
and hometown were withheld
pending notification of their
family in the US.

Foster said Jane Cummings,
the driver, died instantly or
shortly after impact in the Mon-
day crash on a winding, rural
road. Her husband died at a
nearby hospital in Westmore-
land Parish, about 50 miles (80
kilometers) southwest of the
island’s tourism mecca of Mon-
tego Bay.

The Cummings’ daughter,
Kristal, and another Florida
couple, Dagmar and Jennifer
Schmidt, were hospitalised in
serious condition, Foster said.

Police declined to provide
details about the cause of the
collision.

The driver of the SUV, an
elderly Jamaican man, suffered
minor injuries in the crash.

US diplomatic officials were
not immediately available for
comment.

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‘the inscuenibaa business’

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

PLP MP for the Mount
Moriah constituency Keod
Smith encouraged supporters
at the party’s mass rally last
night to return the PLP to
office as the party is still about
empowering Bahamians.

“For 53 years, the PLP has
been in the empowerment
business. The PLP was the par-
ty for the Bahamian masses
when our rights were being
denied. The PLP was the party
for the Bahamian masses when
we wanted better job oppor-
tunities. The PLP was the par-
ty for the Bahamian masses
when the Bahamian people
stood up for majority rule,” Mr
Smith said.

“The PLP still is the party
for the Bahamian masses. The
PLP government facilitated the
purchase of four major foreign
owned companies by Bahami-
ans. The PLP government cre-
ated a venture capital fund to
assist Bahamian entrepreneurs.
And the PLP created National
Health Insurance for the
Bahamian people, so that no
matter what your financial sta-
tus in life, you can receive ade-
quate health care in a time of
need,” he said.

Mr Smith, a newcomer to
politics in 2002 who was forced
to resign his post as ambas-
sador to the environment fol-
lowing a much publicised Cab-
inet Room brawl with his fel-
low colleague Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson, said that
there are still many more
things the PLP has accom-
plished.

“But we are not stopping
here. There are a lot more
things for us to do. The PLP
will continue to be in the

Owens:

empowerment business. As
long as there are Bahamians
to be served, we will be in the
empowerment business. The
PLP government is building a
Bahamas where every individ-
ual that wishes to be their own
boss, can be their own boss.
We are building a Bahamas
where entrepreneurs have a

support network to facilitate
the success of their business,”
said Mr Smith.

“The PLP government is
building a Bahamas where
Bahamians can receive train-
ing to prepare for all of the
opportunities that-we have cre-
ated. We are building a
Bahamas where all Bahami-



M@SUPPPORTERS on the PLP motorcade

PLP has

fulfilled

vision for the Bahamas

@ By BRENT DEAN

VERONICA Owens, the
PLP candidate for Garden
Hills, declared that the gov-
ernment has fulfilled its man-
date to create a Bahamas
where economic empower-
ment, social justice and respect
for rule of law are common-
place.

Ms Owens was speaking last
night during the party’s mass
rally at the Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre.

“The PLP government had
fulfilled its vision to create a
Bahamas,where dreams
would be fulfilled. This out-
standing leader and his gov-
ernment had fulfilled its vision
to continue to build a

Bahamas with a business envi-
ronment that encourages
Bahamian ownership and full
ownership of the economy.
This government had fulfilled

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its vision to create a Bahamas
where young Bahamians are
developing a stronger sense
of self, sound character and
positive values and attitudes,”
she said.

Ms Owens further stated
that under the PLP adminis-
tration, the Bahamas has
become more safe in terms of
crime and violence.

“We had fulfilled our vision
to create a Bahamas with a
safe and secure environment,
allowing all Bahamians to live
full and complete lives with-
out fear,” she said.

With the current murder
rate standing at.25, as com-
pared to 13 homicides from the
same period last year, this
claim, however, may be con-
tested by the oppositron and
many concerned Bahamians.

Despite criticisms surround-
ing the national education sys-
tem, where the average

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Owens championed her par-
ty’s efforts in the areas of edu-
cation, housing, and making
land affordable for Bahamians.

“This PLP government had
delivered on its promise to
make available land for future
generations. We had deliv-
ered on our promise to con-
tinue to establish a Bahamas
with modernised physical
infrastructure and reliable
public utilities. This Christie
led government had delivered
on its promise to build a
Bahamas with an education
system that prepares each stu-
dent to take advantage of the
increasing opportunities for
wealth creation and econom-
ic empowerment. The PLP
administration had delivered
on a promise to build a
Bahamas where every
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creation and not just the privi-
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in the empowerment business.
So, we are not turning back to a
party that wants to give power
to the privileged few. We will
continue the progress. We will
continue to empower Bahami-
ans for generations to come,”
he said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday.to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

Pope: Evolution not finally proven

BERLIN — Benedict XVI, in his first extend-
ed reflections on evolution published as pope,
says that Darwin’s theory cannot be finally

" proven and that science has unnecessarily nar-
rowed humanity’s view of creation.

In a new book, “Creation and Evolution,”
published Wednesday in German,
the pope praised progress gained by
science, but cautioned that evolution raises
philosophical questions science alone cannot
answer.

“The question is not to either make a decision
for a creationism that fundamentally excludes
science, or for an evolutionary theory that cov-
ers over its own gaps and does not want to see
the questions that reach beyond the method-
ological possibilities of natural science,” the
pope said.

He stopped short of endorsing intelligent
design, but said scientific and philosophical rea-
son must work together in a way that does not
exclude faith.

“] find it important to underline that the the-
ory of evolution implies questions that must be
assigned to philosophy and which themselves
lead beyond the realms of science,” the pope
was quoted as saying in the book, which records
a meeting with fellow theologians the pope has
known for years.

In the book, Benedict reflected on a 1996
comment of his predecessor, John Paul II, who
said that Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution
were sound, as long as they took into account
that creation was the work of God, and that

Word out in China:

BEIJING — Along with spitting, run-down
housing and bad manners, add unintelligible
English to the list of things organizers of the
2008°Beijing Olympics want to ban.

Municipal officials promised on Wednesday
to crack down on awkward, Chinese-inflected
English, known as “Chinglish,” and asked the
public to help police bad grammar and faulty
syntax.

With 500,000 foreigners expected for the
Olympics, taxi drivers who can’t speak Eng-
lish — or signs that mangle the language —
could be an embarrassment and distract from
the $40 billion being poured into rebuilding
the city for the games.

Throughout the city, examples abound.

A store selling tobacco products advertises:
“An Excellent Winding Smoke.”

On the floor at Beijing’s Capital Airport, a
sign reads: “Careful Landslip Attention Secu-
rity.”

On a billboard, this mysterious message:
“Shangri-La is in you mind, but your Buffalo is
not.”

In an elevator, parents are warned: “Please
lead your child to tare the life.”

Liu Yang, who heads the “Beijing Speaks
Foreign Languages Programme” for the city



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“The pope (John Paul) had his reasons for
saying this,” Benedict said. “But it is also true

that the theory of evolution is not a complete, *

scientifically proven theory.”

Benedict added that the immense time span
that evolution covers made it impossible to con-
duct experiments in a controlled environment to
finally verify or disprove the theory.

“We cannot haul 10,000 generations into the
laboratory,” he said.

Evolution has come under fire in recent years
by proponents — mostly conservative Protes-
tants — of “intelligent design,” who believe
that living organisms are so complex they must
have been created by a higher force rather than
evolving from more primitive forms.

The book, which was released by the Sankt
Ulrich publishing house, includes reflections of
the pope and others who attended a meeting of
theological scholars at the papal summer estate
in Castel Gandolfo in early September.

The pope’s remarks were consistent with one
of his most important themes, that faith and
reason are interdependent.

“Science has opened up large dimensions of
reason ... and thus brought us new insights,”
the pope wrote. “But in the joy at the extent of
its discoveries, it tends to take away from us
dimensions of reason that we still need.

“Its results lead to questions that go beyond
its methodical canon and cannot be answered
within it,” he said.

Speak better English

government, said 6,500 “standardized” Eng-
lish-language signs were put up last year on
Beijing roads. But he acknowledged private
businesses were not following the rules, which
were handed tto reporters — a stack of glossy
documents weighing 2 pounds.

“We will pass the message on to authorities
in the advertising sector,” Liu said.

“If English translation is needed it must be
subject to the standards set forth in the regula-
tions.”

Liu said a language hotline may be set up for
the games to encourage the public to report
nonsense English. China’s diplomatic missions
abroad are assisting, Liu said, “and our people
working in foreign companies are helping with
correct usage.”

“In the future when we set up new signs in
public places in English, we hope all these stan-
dards will be followed to avoid more addition-
al mistakes.”

Liu said Beijing taxi drivers must pass an
English test to keep their licenses. But he
acknowledged most speak only Chinese, and
many are skipping language classes.

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Time for a modern,
spacious and well
equipped hospital

EDITOR, The Tribune.

ON MARCH 27th, 2007,
while the Prime Minister
lauded the lighting of air-
port runways of Family
Island airports as a major
accomplishment of his gov-
ernment’s National Health
Insurance plan, a situation
was occurring at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
that was unimaginable.

In the room designed for
minor procedures at the
back of the Accident and
Emergency section, no less
than five patients, diag-
nosed as in pain and in need
of hospital beds, sat mostly
on hard backed chairs wait-
ing for a room on the public
ward.

My mother was one such
patient. Before the noon
hour on March 27th, she
was told she had to be
admitted and to wait in that
room with others who need-
ed to be admitted.

We found out that at least
two of the other persons in
there had been sitting there
from the 26th of March
waiting to be placed in a
bed on the public ward.
These patients sat on hard
backed chairs unable to lie
down since there were no
gurneys to lie on.

Outside this room was no
better. There were count-
less people seated on chairs
rather than on gurneys in
urgent need of help. Fur-
ther, the chest pain room
had been converted into a
makeshift ward to accom-
modate the masses of
injured; ailing and painful
people.

Luckily, some people are
financially blessed enough
to pay for a private ward
room and avoid such long
waits for a room on the pub-
lic ward. However, the
majority of persons are not
so fortunate. Indeed, up
until 7pm that night, those
two women we met in there
had not been sent up to the
ward, just left to writhe in
pain another night on the
hard backed chairs.

It makes me wonder why
the Prime Minister, with all
pomp and pageantry, is
lauding a minute step in the
health care field when such
unheard of disasters such as:

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e Lack of medicine and
supplies;

e Lack of doctors and
nurses to accommodate the
numbers of patients;

e Lack of urgency in the
Accident and Emergency
section for critical care
patients; and, most impor-
tantly,

e Lack of a national hos-
pital with the modern
amenities and facilities that
can support the concepts
proposed by a National
Health Plan.

God forbid we ever exp2-
rience a tragedy like 9/11 or
an epidemic where people
have to be rushed to hospi-

‘tal for medical care. Given

that on the 27th of March,
in a non-epidemic, non-
tragedy state, people could
not receive the care they so

desperately needed and
deserved.

Prime Minister, I ask for
you to act on this matter.
The healthcare of the nation
is a vital issue not to be
politicalised. Please, as you
prepare for election and
laud the achievements of
NHI, note the problems that
face the implementation of
such a programme. Note the
challenges we people face
when trying to get the hope
and help from the hospital
so many need.

The time has come for a
modern, spacious, well-
equipped hospital to be
built. Without it, those run-
way lights would be for
naught when the persons
being transferred do not
have a bed to lie on upon

-reaching PMH.

Think about it Mr Prime
Minister.

NADIA KNIGHT
Nassau,
March 29, 2007.

A solid blow struck
for democracy

EDITOR, The Tribune.

COURT of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer, in com-
menting on the Justice Lyons matter, said something that should
send shivers down the spine of every right thinking Bahamian.

Said Dame Joan:

“JT have personal reason to agree with the judge on that
point. I have personal experience of the Executive trying to

manipulate the Judiciary.”

When Justice Lyons declared that the Executive had com-

promised the Judiciary by not complying with the provisions of
the Judges' Remuneration and Pensions Act, he may well have
blown the lid off a problem that goes deeper than salaries and
pensions.

From what has transpired, it would appear that the Separa-
tion of Powers between the Executive and Judiciary, the mod-
el which protects democracy and prevents tyranny, is at stake.

Justice Lyons and Dame Joan by their words have struck a

solid blow for democracy.

The public must shed their cloak of complacency and do

likewise.

To quote the Commission of Inquiry Report into drug traf-
ficking in the Bahamas in the 1980s:

“Apathy and a weak public opinion have led to the present
unhappy and undesirable state of affairs in the nation.”

ATHENA DAMIANOS
Nassau,
April 6, 2007



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Oln brief

Domincan
soldiers
hold Haitian
migrants

& DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

DOMINICAN soldiers
captured about 270 Haitian
migrants Tuesday and pre-
pared to deport them as part
of an operation to secure the
countries’ shared border, a
military commander said,
according to Associated
Press.

The soldiers are being
trained to stop the flow of
illegal migrants, drugs and
weapons across the porous
225-mile border, said Col.
Ramon Belen Pichardo, mil-
itary commander for the
border province of Dajabon.

US Army Brigadier Gen-
eral Ken Keen of the US
Southern Command is
scheduled to visit this week
and has been invited to view
the border operation, which
will run from Wednesday
through Friday.

Between 500,000 and |
million people of Haitian
descent live in the Domini-
can Republic. Many are sea-
sonal workers brought in to
cut sugar cane and work in
construction.

International groups such
as Amnesty International
have recently criticised the
Dominican government for
indiscriminate deportations
and for denying citizenship
to the children of Domini-
can-born migrants.

Dominican officials

promised in 2005 to imple-
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LARRY BIRKHEAD’S
paternity victory could clear the
way for other biological fathers
to Secure access and custody
rights in the Bahamas, it was
claimed yesterday.

Child rights
said the
Birkhead case could now be
used as a precedent for fathers
cut off from their children.

Mr Duncombe, who is con-
testing the Golden Gates seat
as an independent, said Birk-
head’s Supreme Court triumph
offered Bahamian fathers and
children new hope.

It meant a presumptive father
named on a birth certificate
could no longer sustain his
rights on the basis of registra-
tion alone, he said.

Paternity tests needed to be
obligatory under the law so that
biological fathers could pursue
custody rights and children

campaigner’

could know who their true
fathers were, he said.

This was particularly impor-
tant in a small country like the
Bahamas because of the likeli-
hood of brothers marrying sis-
ters without knowing it, he
added.

Mr Duncombe also called on
voters to acknowledge the pow-
er of independent candidates in
the upcoming election.

He said Whitney Bastian had
achieved a great deal on behalf
of his Andros voters, and felt
other independents could do
the same for theirs, if elected.

“There is only one reference
in the Bahamas constitution to
political parties,” said Mr Dun-
combe. “There is no reason why
all MPs shouldn’t be independent.

“It is wrong that people should
put up with makeweight, sub-
standard candidates just because
they have been nominated by



one of the major parties.”

He said independents were
often able to achieve more for
their constituents because they
were not hemmed in by party
considerations.

His comments followed those
of Mr Charles Moxey, a South
Beach voter who said he and
his neighbours wanted to know
more about candidates before
voting for them.

“It’s no use candidates ask-
ing for my vote simply on the
grounds that they have been
sent by one of the major par-
ties,” he said.

Mr Moxey and Mr Dun-
combe favour public debates
involving all candidates so that
voters can make a realistic
assessment.

In the past, they claim, par-
liament has been lumbered with
makeweight MPs with little or
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@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FLOODING at the arrival
section of the Lynden Pindling

International Airport was
quickly corrected yesterday,
resulting in only minimal dis-
ruption in services to passen-
gers and tenants using that area.

Severe thunderstorms effect-
ed the north-west Bahamas on
Tuesday night, causing tlood-
ing throughout much of down-
town Nassau.

At about 6am yesterday, this
weather brought in about half
an inch of rain in the main
“meet and greet” area at the
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group of cleaners were dis-
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“Probably about an hour lat-
er We had it all clean and under
control,” she said.

Ms Chambers said there was
minimal disruption to passen-
gers or workers at the airport.

“In fact the response was very
positive from the tenants and
the passengers — any of the ones
that were there — there was only
a handful this morning because
it was quite early,” she said.

While maintaining that the
flooding was in no way con-
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al challenges at the airport.

“What we're doing — as you
probably know, this building
dates back to the 50s, so it’s very
old and the grade ts very low
so what we're doing is, We've
got the engineers looking at
what we might be able to do tn
the short term.

“Certainly it will be
addressed in the new terminal
building and design. We're
looking at what it is we can do.
If it can be some enginecring
structural things, or just clearing
drains, but the engineering team
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Pastors call for board to take
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Pastors Cedric Moss and
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have beep praying that this mat-
ter would gain attention for a
very long time.

The pastors said that last
week Monday, a group gath-
ered at Kingdom Life Church
to pray for women who had
been exploited at the club to
come forward and courageous-
ly tell their stories so that the
public could see the club for
exactly what it is.

In an official press release,
the pastors said: “We are, there-
fore, grateful to God that the
very next day these three
women appeared at The Tri-
bune to tell of their ordeal. Our
prayer continues to be that oth-
ers come forward and, by God’s
grace, we believe they will.”

Last week Thursday, The Tri-
bune reported that three
women from Panama claimed
that they were forced to have
sex for money by a owner of a
night club at the western end
of Nassau.

The Panamanian women —
Valentina, Pamela and Michelle
— claimed they met the owner of
the night club in Panama City in
January.

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into an oral agreement with
the owner for them to come
to the Bahamas to work at his
club.

The women claimed they
were told that they would earn
“mucho money” while work-
ing, and that the only thing
they would have to pay for was
a visa extension.

However, they said that
when they arrived in Nassau
on February 9, the owner com-
pletely changed the terms of
the agreement and they were
forced to work because the
owner had taken their pass-
ports and round-trip tickets to
Panama.

All three of the women said
that it cost them $1,850 dol-
lars to come to the Bahamas.

Valentina said they arrived
in Nassau on February 9 and
they were taken to a two-story

white house located in the
Coral Harbour area.

The women said they
worked from 8pm to 4am in
the night club on Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Satur-
days.

They also said that the night
club owner would find clients
for them to sleep with. How-
ever, they claimed they never
received any payment for this.

The women said they
“escaped” from the house last
Wednesday and on Monday
the owner gave them their
passports, but only after they
had threatened to alert Inter-
pol agents of his activities
when they got back to Pana-
ma.

The Tribune contacted
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade and
he said that an investigation
would be immediately
launched into the matter.

The pastors said that they
saw the story as further con-
firmation of what has been
represented to the Licensing
Authority Board since Decem-
ber 2005.

The press statement con-
cludes: “It is our considered
view that the licences. issued
for that .. . location should
have been revoked since
November 2004 so we contin-
ue to ask: What more is need-
ed to revoke these licences and
what makes the club owners
so special that they seem
untouchable?”

The Tribune attempted to
contact the police to ascertain
the status of the investigation,
but calls were not returned up
to press time.

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Freedom of _ :
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award for jailed
Cuban journalist

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IMPRISONED independent
journalist Normando Hernan-
dez Gonzalez has won the 2907
PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Free-
dom to Write Award, the wtit-
ers group announced Tuesday
in New York, accordingsto
Associated Press. 4

The annual prize honotrs
writers who have been perge-
cuted or jailed for engaging,in
or defending freedom of expres-
sion. It is underwritten by writer
and historian Barbara Gold-
smith, a PEN trustee. *

The award will be presente
at PEN’s annual New York gala
on April 30.

Hernandez Gonzalez, 38, was
among 75, independent journal-
ists, rights activists and otHer
critics of the Cuban government
arrested in a March 2003 crack-
down on the island’s opposition.

Sixteen people in the group
have since been released on
medical parole, leaving 5% —
including Hernandez Gonzalez
— behind bars.

Communist authorities tried
the group on charges of working
with the US government to
undermine Fidel Castro’s gov-
ernment — accusations the djs-
sidents and American officials
denied. ‘

All were convicted and san-
tenced to long prison terns.
Hernandez Gonzalez, who
directed a group of independeht
journalists in the eastexn
province of Camaguey, got 25
years.

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minor injuries in a car crash,
according to Associated Pres&.

Gonsalves and his driver
were injured Monday when
their SUV collided head-Gn
with a truck outside the capital
of Kingstown. 4

Gonsalves received five
stitches on his lips and two te
were loosened, Health Minig-
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in the day police reported théy

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Island.

A British man, William
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record set in 2005 by a Czech
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by one metre at the 200m deep
Dean's Blue Hole.

The constant weight without
fins category is arguably the
most challenging and impres-
sive of all nine freediving cate-
gories, requiring the diver to
swim to depth and return to the
surface without the assistance
of fins, ropes, weightbelts, sleds
and other artificial devices some
divers use to set records.

Trubridge has been training
for four years in the Bahamas
and New Zealand, and made
one previous record attempt last
year, before finally succeeding
this week.

"I've been going after this
record for a year now, but my
first attempt was a year ago so
it's good to finally get it in the
bag," he told the Cyber Diver
News Network (CDNN).

"The descent and ascent took
roughly the same time — about a
minute and a half each way,"
Trubridge said. "Once I got
down to about 25m, the pres-
sure became so great that it
squeezed my body and I just
sank ... the hard part was get-
ting back up."

The dive attempt was wit-
nessed by judges, and Trubridge
had to retrieve a tag attached
to a descending rope at 81m to
prove he had achieved the
record.

Scuba safety divers. were by

Brit beats
previous

record in
blue hole

his side throughout the dive,
which took a total of three min-
utes.

"If something goes wrong
then there are safety divers to
help," he told the Dominion
Post.

According to that paper, the
diver gave up a career in genet-
ics and physiology to achieve
the record, moving from Britain
to New Zealand with his family
in 1986.

Astonishingly, Trubridge is
already talking of attempting to
better his own record in coming
weeks.

"We're trying to push it out a
little bit further," he told
reporters, "I've been past that
depth in training," he told
CDNN.

The ambitious diver has
reached depths of 85 metres in
training, but explained that
world record attempts are more
mentally demanding.

"It is all about the mental and
physical challenge. It is 80 per
cent psychological —- you have
to slow down your breathing
and heart rate, get over the
fear," he said.

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Bus unification plan to include
new code of conduct for drivers

the draft legislation and the — (P'TAB) had described the pro- The Tribune attempted to comment, but calls were not
business plan is currently under posed plan as “flawed.” contact the association for a _ returned up to press time.
review, and next year we hope
to take both the business plan
and the draft legislation to the
stake-holders, the owners and
the operators of the jitneys.”

Yesterday, Mr Thompson
told The Tribune that he
expects to present the new
codes of conduct and draft leg-
islation to the bus drivers and
jitney owners as soon as the
business plan was concluded.

He said that he does not
expect the bus drivers to have
any problems with the new
codes, because at the moment,
bus drivers already have to
abide by certain standards.

Mr Thompson said that the
bus unification project would

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter



BUS drivers will have to
abide by new codes of conduct
once the bus unification plan is
implemented,.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterda, Road Traffic
Controller Jack Thompson said
that he is still awaiting the busi-
ness plan for the proposed pro-
ject.

The business plan, he said,
would set out the cost of the
project, how many buses would
be needed and any other relat-
ed expenses.

He said that the business plan
is being created by a consultan-
cy group that was introduced to
the government through the



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Bank. including newly built govern-
The unified bus system, which ment subdivisions and housing:
has been discussed for several The bus unification issue developments.
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operators under one entity ina Mareh when primary school stu- plan W ould be ready hor rpte: - clean. Only Aquafresh
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Tribune Staff Reporter They climb down a ladder into — doctor who happened to be tak- extremely pleased.

three foot deep water. The — ing part in the dolphin experi-

An American tourist died trainers lined people up back — ence, assisted Mrs Campbell
after collapsing suddenly inthe to back and face to face and = immediately, administering
water during a visit tothe Dol- they call the dolphin in so they =CPR and other resuscitative

phin Experience at Sanctuary can touch the dolphin," said — measures, according to Freeport ~ Aquatrest!

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dent of Chocowinty, North Car- — stand, she just went stiff, like = the Rand Memorial Hospital.
olina, in order to determine the — she had « scivure — she didn't — It was there that she was pro-

exact cause of her unexpected = cry out in pain or anything — — nounced dead upon arrival.

death. and then she basically passed Mrs Campbell, her daughter
Mrs Campbell fell into the — out, fell against him. and husband — who was on a

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A need to tackle money laundering

i By RALPH

SELIGMAN, TEP, QC

FROM time immemorial mon-
ev has attracted every conceivable
type of person, There are always
paaple who have made money
huestly and likewise there are
alweays people who have made
nude y dishonestly, mostly by
stfabng or by being bribed to grant
inf&Poper or illegal favours or ben-

et

Bo: to the advent of terrorism
asaee Know it today the criminal
lawis-of many countries, including
th®&Wnited Kingdom and the Unit-
ectfates were structured on the
theory that it is better that nine
criminals go free rather than one
innocent be convicted. Thus an
acbused was presumed to be inno-
cent unless proven guilty. This sys-
tem is clearly not perfect but few
can deny it is probably the best

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that can be devised in our all too
human world; and the cynic can
argue it has made countless crim-
inal lawyers very affluent.
Terrorism has changed the
whole picture. A combination of
various events, including bomb-
ings in countries as diverse as, for
example, England, Northern Ire-
land, and Afghanistan to mention
only a few and suicide bombings
with usually far more devastating
effects in countries such as Israel,
Iraq, Australia, Indonesia, Saudi
Arabia of which the most promi-
nent and unforgettable example
is the destruction of the World
Trade Center in New York with so
appalling a loss of thousand of
lives has resulted in a knee jerk
reaction, particularly in the United
States and the United Kingdom.
where the predominating belief
appears to be that it is better that
every accused person be presumed

to be guilty unless proved inno-
cent and that out of every ten per-
sons, it is better that one terrorist
be possibly apprehended, even if
one innocent has to be at best seri-
ously harassed and at worst indef-
initely detained.

Since terrorism cannot be per-
petrated without being financed,
one of the major objectives of
counter-terrorism is the detection,
arrest, and prosecution of all per-
sons who provide money either
directly to terrorists or to fictitious
charities who distribute moneys
directly or indirectly to them.

And thus counter measures
have come into existence such as
e.g “Homeland Security” in U.S.A
and strict measures at airports all
over the world which detect a suf-
ficient number of terrorists which
justifies the tremendous inconve-
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known it is not necessary to pub-
lish here. Amongst these measures
there has arisen the concept of
preventing “money-laundering”
as it is now called.

It should be realized that mon-
ey-laundering is as old in the world
as money itself and that prior to
the advent of modern terrorism
as we now know it, it flourished
under the system above men-
tioned that an accused is presumed
to be innocent until proven to be
guilty. Indeed even with the imper-
fections of this system many crim-
inals were convicted and impris-
oned. What must give rise to con-
cern is that the new system of
being guilty until proven innocent,
and the concept that suspicion
implies guilt (which it never did
formerly) has been extended far
beyond terrorism to include the
proceeds of all major crimes. And

’ this concern should not be ignored

just because the new system has
produced tremendous success in
some fields such as drug dealing
tax evasion and the exposure of
sham trusts. It must, however, be
realized that it is not possible to
separate measures to counter ter-
rorism from those to counter oth-
er crimes involving money.

The question which should in
my opinion be asked by those in
authority is what are the practical
possibilities of alleviating the plight
of the all too many unlucky indi-
viduals who are the undeserving
victims of the new system without
seriously compromising the mea-
sures presently in effect?

Looking at the situation firstly
from the standpoint of airport
travelling it should be possible to
find ways and means of distin-
guishing potential terrorists from
those who should have no diffi-
culty in conclusively proving they
are not. Such proof could include
certificates from appropriate
Police authorities, including (per-
haps) Interpol as well as other
authorities deemed to be
respectable and reliable, or per-
haps embassies involved could
establish a section where their
trained officers could (for a fee)



@ RALPH Seligman

interview applicants for a “clean”
certificate. (This is the successful

- system whereby every potential

passenger on Israel's El] Al Air-
ways is personally and individual-
ly interviewed by a trained securi-
ty officer before being allowed to
board a flight).

If such a programme can be
devised so that passengers with a
“clean” certificate can board their
flights subject only to a rare and
random search this would reduce
the horrendous expenses present-
ly incurred, including regrettably
payments to all too many employ-
ees who are manifestly incapable
of accepting the important respon-
sibilities demanded by their jobs.

Insofar as money laundering is
concerned the responsibility
should be entrusted to bank man-
agers who have every reason to
vouch for respectable customers
of many years standing to endorse
an application for a clean certifi-
cate. A similar claim for lawyers is
not made as many of them are vul-
nerable to the bribes so prevalent
in these cases and this results in
many evasions of the obligation
to report suspicious transactions
to the FIU. Quite apart from this it
is clear to counsel of my experi-
ence that a lawyer who becomes
involved in a suspicious transac-
tion in most cases is almost always
thoroughly aware enough to
refrain from reporting it in any

event to the FIU. My policy is first-
ly to apply Know Your Customer
Rules to all hitherto unknown per-
sons who seek to retain me (either
to form a company or set up a
trust in particular) and in all cases
where my questions or require-
ments are not complied with I
refuse to act. In this way I have
learned to be especially cautious
when approached from certain
countries I will refrain from men-
tioning for obvious reasons. And
whilst honest lawyers should look
with repugnance on any regula-
tion which intrudes on the confi-
dentiality which is the cardinal
core of professional relations
between attorney and client it
should be only in extremely rare
cases that an honest lawyer should
be faced with this problem, and
he or she should then seek and be
guided by The Bar Council of The
Bahamas.

Another point which merits
attention by the FIU is a tendency
amongst some compliance officers
in banks to be far too diligent in
strictly interpreting regulations
where special circumstances
require elementary commonsense
and this is by no means confined to
Bahamian banks. I mention for
example the branch of a European
bank in Nassau who made the nor-
mal request of asking for a certi-
fied photocopy of my passport
then asked that my certificate be
notarized. I refused to comply with
this foolishness. I was also asked
by a bank in Nassau if any changes
had taken place in my name or
place of birth (sic) since my previ-
ous report.

It will thus be seen that whilst I
consider most of the aforesaid
counter measures to be absolutely
necessary, there is nevertheless
room for improvement in that the
Devil has persuaded too many
authorities to make work for oth-
erwise too many idle hands!

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people will continue to be so stu-

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@ PRIME MINISTER



FROM page one

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to announce tonight that we
are going to increase the
exemption from stamp duty
for first ttme home owners to
$400,000,” he said. ~

Additionally, Mr Christic
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FROM page one
so good.”

“Whatwe have lo ask is, good
for whom? ‘The record shows
that life has been pretty good
for them living the life of
Reilly and accounting to no
one,’ Mr Ingraham said.

Government MPs and Cabti-
net Ministers, he said, have been
compromised and involved in
allimanner of misbehaviour.

Despite the fact that Mr
Christic promised Bahamians
ethical government in 2002, Mr
Ingraharn said the current prime
minister “has done nothing.”

“Tn fact he calls the mess good
governance. He calls it success.
And he praises his Ministers for
their follies. He calls their mal-
function, success. Look around
you and tell me what is there in

this country today by way of

governance and leadership that
you can be satisfied about,” Mr
Ingraharn said.

Severe wind
damages homes

FROM page one

Chough no injuries were reported from the storm,
a resident of central Andros told The Tribune that
she was aware of one home where the roof was com-
pletely blown away and another home that was

“blown off its foundation.”

Blocks and other building material were scattered
all around the neighbourhood near a partly-built

house.

MP for North Andros, Vincent Peet, who spoke to
The Tribune while touring the stricken area, said
teams from NEMA, the Red Cross, BEC and the
Ministrv of Works were on the scene trying to bring

relief,

Crystal Glinton, a NEMA representative, said the
agency had a team of eight on the ground in Andros
and that the two relocated families were being
housed in the local Methodist Mission.

NEMA is also making provisions for temporary
roof coverings for the homes that suffered exten-
sive damage from the storm, according to Ms Glin-

ton.

Jeffery Simmons, deputy director in the Depart-
ment of Meteorology, said that during the early
morning hours yesterday, severe thunderstorms were
over the Central Andros area. The wind damage
that occurred, he said, could have resulted from
or strong winds — from the

micro down bursts
storm, ora potential tornado.

According to Mr Simmons. a team from the
department of meteorology has not yet visited the site

to make an assessment.
However. he

ble tor the damage.

Claim that voters ‘close to rioting’ at collection point

FROM page one

police officer stated she had
ordered the closure of the
school, and in response a male
staff member told the expec-
tant crowd that all computers
had been switched off and no
more voters would be able to
collect their cards that night.

"T said. well, why you said
the station would be closed at
nine, if you're going to close at
eight? went to go to the back
gate and the back gate was
closed so | had to come all the
way round on Carmichael Road
and by the time | got there it
was 8.05pm and the gate was
closed," she said.

She said even a blind man,
who had been escorted to the
school by a helper, was denied
entry.

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to me said, “Miss, | respect you



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Ingraham

A fundamental requirement
for the future of The Bahamas,
the former prime minister said is
for its peace, stability, orderly
growth and prosperity.

“We in the FNM fully under-
stand the challenges in educa-
tion that confront our nation
today.

“In office we made great
strides in repairing years of
neglect by the previous PLP
government,” Mr Ingraham said.

When the PLP took over, he
said, much of the progress the
FNM was making in education
came to a grinding halt.

“We thought that as Bahami-
ans they would have the good

sense and the care to continue .

what we started in education.
We were wrong. The Ministry
of Education is now in a state
of disarray, and confusion reigns
everywhere in our education sys-
tem. We cannot trust them with

tion.





the education of our children,”
the prime minister said.

Bahamians, he said, can trust
the FNM to deliver on our
promises — because we have
delivered before.

“Check the record. The per;
formance of the FNM in office
has been unmatched. This PLP
Government hasn’t even come
close. Indeed they have undone °
some of the good work we did.
They dragged our name through
the mud before. We restored
our good name,” Mr Ingraham
said.

Mr Ingraham promised that
he would fix the country.

“Tt is time to be rid of a gov-
ernment of big talk but small
action, a government of secret
deals and failed promises, a gov-
ernment of embarrassing scan-
dals and endless crises,” Mr
Ingraham said.

The former prime minister
said that everywhere he goes
people are telling him it is “time
for a change.”

Ruling on Daniel
Smith inquest could
happen today

FROM page one

stitutional motion after lawyers present
their arguments before Justice Lyons.

Mr Turner pointed out that, depending
on the court’s decision, the inquest may o
may not proceed.

The inquest into the death of Anna
Nicole Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel came
to a standstill two weeks ago when lawyers
for Howard K Stern called the constitu-
tionality of the Coroner’s Court into ques-

Mr Stern’s legal counsel at that time
informed Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez —
who is presiding over the inquest — that a
constitutional motion had been filed with
the Supreme Court which questions the
lack of provision in the Coroner’s Act to
provide for an impartial jury. Mr Stern’s
attorneys were not present at the Coro-
ner’s Court yesterday.

The jurors had also been asked to return
to court yesterday. However, only five of
the seven members of the all-woman jury

were present.



as an elderly person but don't
ruffle my feathers. If they come
where you work and they give
you an order you have to obey
that order and you have to car-
ry that out’ and IJ said I under-
stand that, sir," said Mrs John-
son. ;

However, the school's early
and unexpected closure will
create problems for those like
Mrs Johnson, who works five
days a week, from 9am until
8pm.

"Man, you should've seen the
people. When I got there, about
20 cars pulled up. As it got clos-
er, more people were coming. I
hung around until about
8.20pm then I left," she said,
adding that she would have to
try leaving work early again
yesterday in order to attempt
for a second time to retrieve
her card.

"People were extremely
angry. One man said, 'I don't

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The court was informed that one of the
women was off the island and the other,
due to bad weather, had not been able to
make it to the proceedings on time.

The matter was adjourned until Tuesday
when the court will be told whether the
inquest can proceed. “

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mind y'all not serving me, but
look at the blind man! The
woman is leading this man!'"

On Tuesday, parliamentary
registrar Errol Bethel said that
it is crucial for organisational
purposes that voters collect
their cards as soon as possible.

Due to the redrawing of con-
stituency boundaries, some vot-
ers may be required-to poll in
new constituencies, and their
card will provide them with the
information that they will need
to do so, such as their polling
division.

Voters also need to check
that their card does not have
any errors in advance of polling
day, and let Mr Bethel's depart-
ment know in advance if it
does.

An official at the parliamen-
tary registration department
said yesterday that the closure
was likely due to the school
being overcrowded with voters.

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ae aor & 7B, PALMETTO aE

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palinetio
Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement io Savannat
Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham’s Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms i
portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry
kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper. floor
to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the Y
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities 9+

§ and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00

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LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

@ All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, ihe
said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old sirigle
family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living
dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the posibilily j i
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway :
and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wali to the front





Appraisal: $162,400.00 1
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first lef! dl
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white. y
LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called and known as Fleuthera island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site
encompasses a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility oom The



# wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services avaiable,

Appraisal: $151,007.00
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This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Alletneni
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle root
and L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of viny!

tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00







MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft
with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This house
is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5
years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approxiniaiely | 5ft above
sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane. . .

Appraisal: $30,000.00

This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white



LOT NO. 6 BLOCK 13 WOODLAND WAY, WINTON HEIGHTS (NASSAU)



All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprsed of @ 26 year

11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downs’ urs consisting of a toye

guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wail air conuitiouitig waits throughout

the house quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is i

seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The f
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back. and a 20,000 gal rainwate! ti
f cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.

Appraisal: $385,369.75



Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right paintec
yellow trimmed white.



VACANT PROPERTIES

LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Comnionweaith
'. Of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft, vii .ne south by @ 20) wid
road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This eighborheod is zone

residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services availabi

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00



. MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory fown on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and iunning therean for a distance
of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundiedth |
westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,7414 sq. ft. this neighbourhood Is zoned commercial esidentia
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of |) Bahamas, and
and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limitea aad tunnine
distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by thé land now or formerly the property ©. the Venor and
thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topog soli oF appro

ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “F” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward o
settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Cordon Limite.
and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen s Highwa

and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned cominercial/resident
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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The National Youth Choir

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veterans hit the right note

WITH 17 years in show
business under its belt, the
National Youth Choir of the
Bahamas knows how to put
on a stellar production. And
at the opening night of its
17th Annual concert season
on Tuesday, the veterans
were at it again.

With the ladies looking ele-
gant in shimmering gold silk
gowns and the men in scis-
sor-tailed tuxedos, the 29-
member choir filed onto the
stage of the Dundas Centre
for the Performing Arts with
radiant smiles and attentive
eyes.

They were ready to show
the audience what they were
made of. And while the gala
night did not present a
packed house, those who
turned out were in for a treat.

Basses and tenors com-
manded attention when they
began the first number, “I
Wan to Be Ready” — a negro
spiritual that speaks about
slaves’ hope of seeing heaven
one day.

This song set the momen-
tum for the general theme of
the night. This

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served as a dominant medi-
um through which the black
American expressed his dis-
satisfaction with his position
in life, vented his desire to
live as a free man and looked
for salvation from God.

The choir expressed these
emotions well as their facial
expressions changed to suit
the mood of each song, never
losing the technical expres-
sions of accents and crescen-
dos, diminuendos and
decrescendos. These elements
added dimension to the spir-
ituals.

Moving into the second

portion of the concert, the

choir changed into blazers
and khaki bottoms to jazz
things up a bit. Giving the
audience a nostalgic moment,
the men came out with an
impressive performance of
the Temptation’s, “Just My
Imagination”, complete with
suave choreography and hats
to compliment the song.
The ladies, wearing afro
wigs, sashayed their way on
stage to perform Aretha
Franklin’s “Respect”. The
highlight of that section how-
ever was “It Don’t Mean a
Thing (If It Ain’t Gat That

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Sing)”, where choir members
dance, swooped, shuffled and
twitled as they sang.

The second half of the con-
cert kept the upbeat tempo
as the choir appeared in floral
costumes and performed
songs like “Ya Born Dere”,
“Market Song”, and a
humourous little ditty about
the horrors of riding on a jit-
ney.

Then, wearing African cos-
tumes they danced and sang
the “Ibo Le Le”, a song that
represents a Haitian celebra-
tion of freedom.

and tear-jerking rendition
was “Lord How Come We
Here”. The choir simply
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@ THE Department of Urban Renewal held a prayer day at Englerston Park, Lincoln Boulevard,
on., Wednesday, March 28. From left are Bishop Solomon Humes, Church of God of Prophecy; Dr
Alfred Burrows, Believers Worship; Henry Higgins, director of Urban Renewal Cultural Affairs;
Jewel Major, deputy director of Urban Renewal; Tanya Colebrook, Pastor at Heaven Dove;
Oswill Pocter and Andrew Ferguson, Victory Tabernacle; Ednal Minnis, president of the
Englerston Pastorial Fellowship; and Helen Miller, Ebernezer Baptist Church.

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‘on the passing of the CPA Examinations.

MELVIN and Rosella Crane
have been coming to the
Bahamas since 1970.

Each year they visit the.
Bahamas for two weeks and
stay at Club Land’Or.

They have been in the
Bahamas so long they think of
themSelves as locals.

When asked what keeps
bringing them back they say:
“Tey me people; the pleasant
pedpl e. The people here are
lowes and always willing to

the atmosphere is beau-

Felecia Boyle-Bazard, a native of Guyana, South America graduated with honors from
Berbice High School. She continued her tertiary education at St. Vincent and the Grena-
dines Collage where she excelled In the GCE Advanced Subsidiary and GCE Advanced
level subjects Business Studies and Mathematics.

Boyle-Bazard attained the B.S.c Accounting Special with honors from the University of the
West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Upon passing the CPA examinations, Felecks fo pursue
G Master's of Business Administration In Finance and is presently attending Nova South:
eastern University, The Bahamas.

Felecia Would like to-extend special thanks to God for making this dream of becoming a
CPA a reality, her parents Willlam Boyle (deceased) and Claudia Bender-Boyle for thelr
support, her siblings for belleving that she-could reach the. stars ‘ifshe wanted to, her
hysband, Kent for slisaiediis pall step ot the way, all the-partners of eloitte:

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having only seen the Bahamas ’ ae : :
in movies. S —_ en

Thé Cranes say they willbe PERMANENT creaey A in the Ministry of Tourism 1 Colin
back, ods their experience just | Higgs; Rosella and Melvin Crane; director of safety, security and
ees better. visitor relations at the Ministry of Tourism John Nixon.






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On Easter Sunday morning
young Jasmine Rolle was
anointed with holy oils at bap-
tism by her Rector Fr James
Moultrie, at St Matthew's
Anglican Church.

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Horticultural Society

gets ready for show

PLANT buffs are in for a rare
treat as the Horticultural Soci-
ety of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Orchid Society join
forces to present their first ever
combined flower and plant
show, entitled “Sara’s Garden.”

Set ‘for April 14 and 15 at
Queen’s College Auditorium,
the massive show honours the
late Sara Bardelmeier.

“Sara was the founding pres-
ident of the HSB and a found-

_ ing member of the BOS and is

. greatly missed by all our mem-
bers. This is particularly so
when it comes to putting on a
show such as this one,” wrote
Sarah Lobosky, president of the
Horticultural Society and David
Higgs, president of the Orchid
Society.

“Sara was always the person
we turned to when we needed
assistance in identifying our
plants correctly. She was a never
ending source of information
regarding all plants but particu-
larly the Bromeliads (air
plants),” continued Lobosky and
Higgs, co-chairmen of the show.

In addition to astounding dis-
plays of exotic orchids and
bromeliads, the show also tea-
tures decorative collections,
unusual containers, water gar-
dens, fruits and vegetables all
grown by members of the soci-

(Male and Female awards)

VISITORS flock to last year’s show

eties.

Plants, ceramic pots and vas-
es will also be on sale by sever-
al local nurseries and members.

The show is open from 3pm
to 7pm on Saturday and from
2pm to 6pm on Sunday. Admis-
sion is $5 for adults and $3 for
children.

The Zonta Club honoured
Sara Lillia Bardelmeier as one
of its early “Living Legends.”
Zonta cited her for her extra-
ordinary horticultural knowl-
edge and generosity, adding,
that “without meaning to, Sara

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Bardelmeier not only estab-
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is eradicating established social
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“Sara’s goals were simple; the
society was to be a club to
which everyone could belong.
The only criterion was one’s
own interest... A walk through
Sara’s garden is a walk through
a lifetime of devotion to life giv-
ing things.”

As David Higgs pointed out,
“Many of the plants we'll be

showing are descendants of

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onoured prominent Bahamian Bromeliad growers by naming

‘new hybrids after them: ‘Neoregelia Cindy Wilde’ and

‘Neoregelia Bery! Sheasby’ (far left). Both have been registered
with the Bromeliad Registry. Mrs Wilde is a past president of the
more than 20-year-old society. Mrs Sheasby has organised field
trips for the HSB for years and is well known for her “Beryl's
Bromeliads” booth at the annual Bahamas National Trust
(BNT) Jollification event each November. Both will be
participating in the April 14 and 15 “Sara's Garden” combined
show presented by the HSB and the Bahamas Orchid Society.









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At 24, Roker is Cable
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to keep an average of 400,000 e-
mails a day flowing smoothly
through Coralwave’s main serv-
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“It’s challenging, but I real-
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He returned to Nassau, got a
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technical response technician
and was promoted a year later
to systems administration, a
position he holds now with
expanded responsibilities.

“Michael Roker is a perfect
example of the real purpose and

value of the Technical Training
Scholarship Programme,” said
Roger Kelty, director of educa-
tional programmes for the foun-
dation. “With the assistance of
the scholarship, he was able to
study and train in a specific field
and fill an important gap in the
skilled labour force. Most of us
are so dependent on e-mail
today, we would be at a loss
without it and there will be an
increased need for people with
Michael’s type of training in the
future.”

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my associate’s degree,” said
Roker, who received his A+
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The product of a single pare
ent home, Roker said the foun-
dation’s funding gave him a
start in a career he wanted. Now
he has started another business
as well, opening a martial arts
school on Prince Charles Dri-
ve in Nassau. Already the
school has 25-30 students a day
six days a week.

Teaching others the discipline
of martial arts is a natural exten-
sion of Roker’s interest. A
member of the Bahamas
National Team representing the
country at competitions in
Argentina and Cuba in the late
‘90s, and a black belt in Sho
Den since 1999, he’s volun-
teered all over the island, par-
ticipating in karate demonstra-
tions sponsored by the Ministry
of Youth, helping at the Ran-
furly Home and even as a high
schooler teaching self-defence,
control and discipline at two
children’s programmes.

In a summer workshop he ran
for two months, Roker taught
sports and computer skills. In
all, he’s received 29 medals and
22 trophies for first to third
place finishes in international
tournaments.

“That is how we measure our
success, one student at a time,”
said Kelty. The foundation has
provided more than $14.5 mil-
lion in academic and technical
scholarships over the past two
decades, affording more than
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— = ae > 20th Anniversary

Antique Auto show

@ LEFT: Club member,
Brendan Foulkes, who acted
as MC for the show, smiles
with Dick McCombe and his
1952 Chevrolet Pickup Truck
"52 Blues", which was judged
"Best of Show" in the 20th
Anniversary Antique Car
Show recently.






















(Photo by Derek Smith)

B BELOW: Jack Thomp-
son, Controller of Road Traf-
fic, officially opened the show,
and takes a moment with
some friends to admire a 1956
Ford Fairlane owned by Mur-
ray Forde. The Fairlane was
judged first in the Antique
original 1949-68 Class.

(Photo by Derek Smith)

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ayne Aranha received first
place in the Antique Modified
1969-87 Class. This was a low
production vehicle in 1969
(only 8,300 were manufac-
tured) and there were two of
them at the Antique car Show.
The other one, owned by his
brother Dwight Aranha,
received third place and is pic-
tured at right

(Photo by Christine Aylen)

@ LEFT: Richard "Dick"
McCombe receives his tro-
phies for first in the Antique
Truck class and Best of Show;
from left: Brendan Foulkes,
Dick McCombe, Murray
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@ CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao, center, is welcomed by Chinese residents in Japan upon his arrival at Haneda International Air-
port in Tokyo Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Wen arrived in Japan for a fence-mending trip aimed at setting aside the key trading partners'

historical disputes and ramping up cooperation in business, the environment and diplomacy.

(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

Chinese, Japanese leaders
meet, call for closer ties
despite rift over history

m@ TOKYO

JAPANESE and Chinese leaders heralded
a new era of closer tics between the two Asian
powers Wednesday, moving to repair rela-
tions damaged by a harsh dispute over history
and signing accords on energy and environ-
mental protection, according to Associated
Press.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met at the outset of
Wen’s visit to Tokyo, the first by a Chinese
leader for nearly seven years. The meeting
followed an icebreaking trip by Abe to China
in October.

In a joint statement, the two leaders vowed
to seek ways to jointly develop gas deposits in
disputed waters, pursue the denuclearization of
the Korean Peninsula, and “face up to history”
in building forward-looking relations.

“Our talks will be a big step toward building
strategically and mutually beneficial relations,”
Abe told Wen at the start of their talks after
welcoming him on a red carpet, despite the
rain...

“That is the most important goal of my vis-
it,” said the Chinese leader, who was meet-
ing Abe for the third time in six months. “We
need to talk about the details of what strate-
gically and mutually beneficial relations would
entail.” ‘

The environmental accord called for the
two countries to work on a successor to the
Kyoto Protocal on climate change by 2013.
China is in the Kyoto pact, but its emissions are
a rising concern as the economy rapidly
expands.

The other agreement committed Japan and
China to cooperate on developing energy
resources.

A joint declaration made a veiled reference
to the bitter dispute over wartime history. Chi-
na still nurses resentment over Japan’s occu-
pation of the country in the 1930s and °40s,
while Japanese. nationalists accuse Beijing of

exaggerating accounts of atrocities for political

gain.

“We resolve to face up to history and open
up good, forward-looking relations toward a
beautiful future,” the statement said.

The visit was a high-profile follow-up to
Abe’s landmark summit with Chinese leaders
in Beijing in October, which staunched a dete-
rioration in ties that had troubled the region
and Japan’s top ally, the United States.

The neighbors have important economic
incentives to cooperate. China, including Hong
Kong, is Japan’s No. | trading partner and
Japanese companies are eager for access to
Chinese consumers and labor. China, mean-
while, seeks Japanese investment.

While the emphasis was on cooperation,
both leaders broached areas of concern.

Wen, for instance, warned that Sino-Japan-
ese history could be an obstacle to improved
ties if not handled with sensitivity.

Abe also urged China to be more transpar-
ent about its troubling surge in military spend-
ing. Wen assured Abe that Beijing would use
its armed forces only for national security,
officials said.

In addition, the Chinese premier said the
dispute over gas deposits in the East China
Sea remains an impediment toward fostering
better relations. The two countries have not
demarcated their exclusive economic zones in
the area, and Japan has objected to Chinese
exploitation of the deposits, saying that some
of the gas belongs to Japan. Joint talks so far
have achieved little.

Wen arrived just hours after the two coun-
tries signed an accord lifting Beijing’s four-
year ban on Japanese rice imports. China
banned imports in 2003, claiming Japanese

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front right, while delivering a speech during the banquet at
Abe's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

rice did not qualify for its tightened quarantine
system.

The Japanese were eager to stifle talk of
disagreements. When asked about reports that
Wen considered the visit an “ice-melting” tip,
Chief Cabinet Sceretary Yasuhisa Shtozaki
said: “We're not aware of any remaining ice.”

The Chinese premier was schediilod ta give
a speech to parliament and meet with bust-
ness leaders and the emperor on Thursday,
and even join ina game of baseball with col-
lege students in western Japan on Friday
before returning to China.

The visit represents a further casing of tes
strained for several years by Abe's predeces
sor, Junichiro Koizumi, who angered Beying
and other Asian neighbors with repeated vis
its toa ‘Vokyo shrine honoring Japanese war
dead, including executed war criminals,

(AP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura, Pool)

Abe, however, moved quickly to repair ties
with visits to China and South Korea in Octo-
ber, only weeks after taking office. Wen’s
appearance in Tokyo should set the stage for a
subsequent visit by Chinese President Hu Jin-
(ao Co Japan and perhaps another Abe trip to
China

The history issue, however. remains sum-
mering below the surface. Earlier this week,
Japanese nationalist textbook writers released
an open letter to Wen, challenging him to fur-
nish proof of the 1937 Nanking massacre, in
which Japanese (roops killed thousands of
civilians tn the central Chinese city. China
clatins the death Coll reached 300,000,

Wen has also urged Japanese leaders not
toeo to the Yasukuar war shrine. Abe has
HOL Visited as pumice munuister, bul refuses to say
whether he willor not



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Israeli,

m@ JERUSALEM

PALESTINIAN President
Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will
meet on Sunday, an aide to the
israeli leader confirmed Wednes-
day + keeping their promise to
U.S. Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice to hold regular
talks, according to Associated
Press.

Saeb Erekat, an Abbas confi-
dant,.said the Palestinians invited
Olmert to meet in the West
Bank town of Jericho, but Israeli
officials said Jerusalem was more
likely. - :

The two men last met on
March 11 but pledged during a
subsequent Rice visit to hold
talks every two weeks.

The Palestinians want to head
straight to the core issues divid-
ing the two sides, such as the bor-
ders of a future Palestinian state,
the status of disputed Jerusalem
and | Palestinian refugees'
demands to return to land they
fled or were driven from when
Israel was established in 1948.

Olmert aides have said he
would only talk to Abbas about
security and humanitarian issues,
as well as a "general political
horizon" they did not define.
Divisive issues could be
addréssed once Palestinians halt
their rocket fire into Israel from
Gaza' and release an Israeli sol-
dier captured in June, they said.

Hopes of progress toward
releasing Cpl. Gilad Shalit were
dampened Tuesday when
Olmert's office declared itself
unhappy with a list of Palestinian
prisoners the soldiers' captors
want freed in exchange.

Palestinian Information Min-
ister Mustafa Barghouti has said
the list included Marwan Bargh-
outi, who is serving five consec-
utive life terms in the murder of
four Israelis and a Greek monk,
and Ahmed Saadat, leader of
small radical faction suspected
in the 2001 assassination of an
Israeli Cabinet minister.

In the past, Israel has hesitated
to release Palestinians involved
in fatal attacks, but has made
exceptions. Public pressure has

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been building to make a deal for
Shalit — and two other soldiers
captured three weeks later by
Lebanese guerrillas in a cross-
border raid that set off an incon-
clusive 34-day war last summer.

After Abbas meets Olmert, he
and Palestinian Foreign Minis-
ter Ziad Abu Amr plan to leave



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Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet on Sunday,
Wednesday — keeping their promise to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to hold regular talks.

ona 10-day trip to Europe on a
campaign to lift aid sanctions that
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Cruise ship company blames human

.

m@ SANTORINI, Greece

THE operator of a cruise ship
that struck a reef and sank off a
popular Mediterranean resort,
leaving two people missing, said
Wednesday that human error was
to blame, according to Associated
Press.

The captain and five other crew
.members from the Sea Diamond
- already have been charged with
“negligence.

The ship struck well-marked
rocks on April 5 and sank near
Greece’s Santorini island. Nearly
1,600 people, most of them
‘Americans, including two dozen
students from North Carolina,
were safely evacuated. An
unmanned submarine is search-
ing the sunken vessel for a miss-
ing- French tourist and his daugh-
ter? s*

Accidents

“The incident was a result of
hurnan error — but so are 75 per-
cent of all accidents at sea,” said
Giorgos Koubenis, a representa-
tive of Cypriot-based Louis
Cruise Lines.

It was the company’s first com-
ment on the probable cause of
the accident.

Koubenis said the Sea Dia-
mond was one of the company’s

~. premier ships. “We only acquired
.° it last year,” he said.

The Greek government
stepped up efforts to stem an oil
leak from the Sea Diamond,
which has already spilled more
than 26,000 gallons of fuel near
Santorini, known for its soaring
cliffsand black sand beaches.

Nearly 119,000 gallons of oil
are still inside the ship, threaten-

". ing environmental damage at the

onset of the busy summer season.
The remote-controlled submarine
_ was trying stop the leak.

_ Efforts were hampered by the
ship’ s unstable position. The 10-
story-high vessel is face-down on

an undersea slope, with most of
the hull more than 325 feet below
the surface.

“Santorini must return to the

way it was before the accident,”
said Merchant Marine Minister
Manolis Kefaloyiannis, adding
that additional resources had
been made available for the
cleanup. “The situation is under
control for the moment.”

In a statement to the Cyprus
stock market, the Louis Cruise
Lines said it was fully cooperating
in efforts to investigate the acci-
dent and had hired a private firm
to help prevent environmental
damage. The company said it was
fully insured, including for possi-
ble environmental pollution.

The captain has told investiga‘
tors he was caught unawares by a
sea current that swept his vessel
onto the rocks minutes before it
was due to dock. If convicted of
negligence, the captain, first mate
and four other crew members
face a maximum five-year sen-
tence.

The Greek captains’ associa-
tion spoke out in defense of the
crew.

“Once again, the captain has
been made a scapegoat and has
been blamed even before his
account (was heard,” the Masters
and Mates Union of the Greek
Merchant Marine said in a state-
ment.

“The captain is a very capable
and highly regarded colleague,”
the union said. “Of course the
fact that two passengers were not
found fills us with sadness. (But)
the evacuation was carried out
successfully.”

The association cited a 2003
study by the National Technical
University of Athens, which listed
Santorini of one of 17 Aegean
Sea ports lacking proper docking
facilities.

The Sea Diamond sank in San-
torini’s sea-filled volcanic crater
— known as a caldera — about 15
hours after the rocks tore a hole
nearly 100 feet long in the side
of the ship.

Missing French tourists Jean-
Christophe Allain, 45, and his 16-
year-old daughter Maud had a
lower deck cabin near the posi-
tion whether reef struck.

Allain’s wife and son survived
the accident.

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excludes 2% of industries

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas initial market
access offer over the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union (EU)

sought to exclude only about 2 -

per cent of this nation’s indus-
tries, The Tribune confirmed

yesterday, rather than the max- ,

* imum 14-15 per cent permitted

Dd

in the talks due to the relative-
ly minimal level of trade this
nation has with Europe.

Many other members of
CARIFORUM, the body that is
negotiating the EPA on the
Bahamas and CARICOM’s
behalf, sought to exclude from
their market access offers far
more of their industries than
the 14-15 per cent limit, in antic-



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas is aiming to
restart its accession process
to full membership in the
.World Trade Organisation
(WTO) by completing its
revised Memorandum of
Trade Regime by year-end,
and is awaiting final trade
data from 2005 before this
can be submitted.

CARICIOM Ambassador,
A Leonard Archer, told a
seminar organised by the
Chamber of Commerce and
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) that a revised
Memorandum with a few
amendments to previous
drafts was being prepared.

He explained that among
the WTO’s requirements is
that the Memorandum of
Trade Regime provide the
most current trade data for
a three-year period, which in
the Bahamas’ case was for
the period 2003-2005. Mr
Archer said that the 2003-
2004 trade data was in, and
the Government was now

Government may 7

Bahamas aims
to restart its
WTO accession

ipation of using this as a nego-
tiating tool they can bargain
downwards as concessions are
also obtained from the EU.

Yet A. Leonard Archer, the
Bahamas Ambassador to
CARICOM who submitted the
market access offer to CARI-
FORUM at last month’s tech-
nical working group meeting in
the Dominican Republic,
explained this nation sought
exclusion - or reservations - for
only 2 per cent of its economic
sectors “because what is the
point of excluding a product
we're not trading in”?

Of the industries excluded
from the Bahamas’ market
access offer, Mr Archer said:
“All of them are in the agricul-
ture and fisheries sector.”

He explained that these




awaiting the figures from



_ “Once that data is in, then
formal talks can begin,” he
said.

Mr Archer yesterday con-
firmed to The Tribune that
the Memorandum of Trade
Regime “will be done by the
end of this year”.

He said it was difficult to
predict how long negotiations
for the Bahamas to become a
full-member of the WTO
would take, but anticipated
that it would take somewhere
between three to five years
for the process to be com-
pleted.

A Working Group of
WTO members who cur-
rently trade or have an inter-
est in trading with the
Bahamas will be formed to
vet this nation’s various
offers and Memorandum of
Trade Regime, and this
nation will then negotiate
with them, offers passing
back and forth between the
parties.

But before the Working
Group is formed, the Memo-

SEE page 9























pay $5m towards
Royal Oasis deal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government is consid-
ering paying $5 million towards
the purchase price for Harcourt
Developments, the Irish-head-
quartered property group, to
acquire the still-closed Royal
Oasis Resort on Grand
Bahama, informed sources have
told The Tribune.

Contacts familiar with the sit-
uation have said that in addi-
tion to contributing towards the
acquisition costs, the Govern-
ment is also contemplating “eat-
ing” or writing-off much of the
debt that the resoirt’s owner,
Driftwood (Freeport), owed to
it and its various when it closed
the Royal Oasis in September
2004 following Hurricane
Frances.

Any debt write-off by the
Government would remove a
major obstacle to Harcourt’s
purchase of the Royal Oasis
from Lehman Brothers’ private
equity arm, which de facto now

owns the resort as a result of
the mortgage it has on the prop-
erty as collateral for financing
the Driftwood acquisition.
Lehman Brothers has been
seeking $40 million for the Roy-
al Oasis, having been eager to
recoup the equity it invested in
the $27 million purchase price
and subsequent $45 million ren-
ovations. The private equity
arm has already received the
proceeds from the 2004 hurri-
cane insurance claim on the

. property.

The liabilities left behind by
Driftwood, which were inherit-
ed by Lehman Brothers, have
been a major obstacle to secur-
ing the resort’s sale. As at Jan-
uary 2005, more than $22 mil-
lion was owed by Driftwood
(Freeport), the majority of this
to various government entities.

The lion’s share of this debt
was some $13 million in casino
taxes, while another $2.5 mil-
lion was owed to the National

SEE page 4

Agriculture and fisheries marked for
reservations, with EPA talks likely to involve
‘slight modifications’ to National Investment

Policy and areas reserved for Bahamians

industries, and those targeted
for exclusion or reservation by
the Bahamas, were those con-
sidered to have export poten-
tial, that have the ability to be
competitive if given some pro-
tection until they reached matu-
rity, or those where there were
national security implications.
“Those industries where
there is growth potential or spe-
cial considerations such as food
security,” Mr Archer explained.

Using the example of cows,
he said it was nonsensical to
exclude them from _ the
Bahamas’ market access offer,
as this nation did not import
them from the EU, nor did it
grow its own. .

He pointed out that the
Bahamas’ trade with the EU
was relatively minimal, this
nation importing only around
$43 million worth of goods from
that trading bloc every year.

Many of those goods came in
duty-free, such as jewellery and
perfume, the Government hav-
ing taken previous policy deci-
sions to reduce tariffs on those
products to zero to aid the
Bahamian tourism industry.

The Bahamas has yet to sub-
mit a services offer to CARI-
FORUM on the EPA negotia-
tions, with the Chamber of
Commerce, Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) and

other private sector groups set
to release ‘a survey tomorrow
to the business community to
obtain feedback on their per-
ceived concerns and opportu-
nities on services.

Gershan Major, head of the
Chamber’s globalisation com-
mittee, said ‘they wanted com-
panies to complete and return
the services survey by April 20,
as the Bahamas had a 45-day
period until mid-May in which
to submit its services offer on
the EPA. '

Mr Major said the Chamber
and BFSB had also moved. to
engage the Bahamas Hotel
Association in the EPA process,
adding: “The survey will assist

SEE page 9

Two-thirds of firms say NHI
plan will impact employment

Survey says plan will increase
consumer prices, reduce
disposable and take-home income,
and hit young, unskilled workers

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ore than two-
thirds of
Bahamian
businesses
will reduce
staff levels or limit new employ-
ee hirings if the Government
introduces the proposed

National Health Insurance
(NHI) plan, a private sector sur-
vey has found, with the greatest
impact from this adjustment to
higher labour costs being felt
by young, unskilled workers.

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The findings, released yester-
day by the National Coalition
for Healthcare Reform, the
grouping of private sector and
trade union bodies, indicated
that NHI would also reduce
salaries, take-home pay and dis-
posable income for Bahamian
workers and, as feared, act as a
disincentive for companies to
hire new workers and invest in
expanding their businesses.

The survey, conducted by the
Segal Company for the Coali-
tion, found that when Bahami-

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cialist provider of wealth man-
agement software for the pri-
vate banking industry, on
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e-banking and e-trading solu-
tions.

IPBS said in a statement that
Financial Pacific had imple-
mented its IPBS/Business
Manager, IPBS Investment
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gy to enable the Panamanian
company to remain responsive
to customer needs.

“The combination of our
local market knowledge and
high quality banking solutions
means that we are able to
quickly bring benefits to banks,
asset and fund managers look-
ing to gain automation of key.
private banking and wealth
management tasks,” said
Bruce Raine, IPBS’s founder
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Bahamas may receive an
EPA ‘safety net’ from EU

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

COUNTRIES signing the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-

pean Union may be entitled
to special “safety net” fund-
ing to compensate for any tax

revenues lost as a result of -

signing on to that agreement.

CARICOM Ambassador
A Leonard Archer told per-
sons attending a Chamber of

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Michael Miller, the STT’s
president and an attorney, said
in a statement: “The CSC pro-
vides a very comprehensive cov-
erage of investment products
and markets, and can provide a
gateway to a rewarding career
in financial services.”

The STI said it continues to
offer the full study programine
for the CSC, and is also the
Canadian Securities Institute’s
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Commerce meeting on the
EPA that although nothing
has been finalisied, and it
sounds “almost too good to
be true”, the European
Development Fund (EDF)
may allocate money to assist
countries such as _ the
Bahamas.

He explained this would
mean that the EDF could
more than double the grant
money it currently provides
for additional budgetary sup-
port.

As a result, countries enter-
ing the EPA could do so with
a certain level of confidence
that there will be a safety net
in place.

However, it remains to be
seen if this will actually come
to pass.

At present, the Bahamas is
likely to lose between $5-10
million in per annum tax rev-
enues, rather than the $14
million originally thought, as
a result of deciding to negoti-
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Mr Archer acknowledged
that all Caribbean countries
had ‘dilly-dallied’ in their
EPA negotiations, but said it
really has to be EPA or noth-
ing, particularly as the trade
agreements are factored into
WTO accession.

The next step in the EPA
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ative impact on hotel invest-
ments or negotiations once
the same incentives are
applied across the board.

Mr Archer said it was antic-
ipated that by the end of the
summer, the European Union
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A vacancy exists in the Corporation for Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit
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FROM page one

Insurance Board (NIB). Writing
off this debt would make a sale
more palatable for Lehman
Brothers and Harcourt, and
there is also the matter of the $8
million in redundancy payments
that the Government made to
the former Royal Oasis employ-
ees.

Apart from debts owed to the
Government and its agencies,
Driftwood (Freeport) also owed
$4.1 million in unpaid contribu-

tions to the two hotel industry
pension funds, something both
have taken legal action over to
ensure that when the Royal
Oasis is sold, that debt to them
must be settled.

A further $2.7 million was
owed to the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) and
another $55,000 to. Grand
Bahama-based hotel suppliers,
and settling all these debts with
creditors has been one obstacle
to the Royal Oasis sale - name-
ly who settles them, Lehman
Brothers or the buyer.

And another critical issue. is
who settles and pays off the cur-
rent timeshare owners at the
Royal Oasis, who have ,accu-
mulated unused points.

The Government . now
appears to have made up its
mind that Harcourt Develop-
ments would be the preferred
purchaser of the Royal Oasis,
after the Irish group was previ-
ously sidelined by a late $40 mil-
lion bid from World Invest-

ments Holdings, a Florida-based _

group.
That consortium split apart

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programs; produces audit and investigation reports as well as monthly and quarterly
reports; assists the AGM-Chief Internal Auditor with annual plans and corporate
research.

after it was unable to convince
the Government and Lehman
Brothers that it could raise the
necessary capital and find a
world-class casino operator.

The Bahamian partner for
World Investments Holdings,
architect Lawrence Chisholm,
then found a new partner,
American William Graulich and
his Hotel Acquisition Corpora-
tion, but they are thought to be
second in the running now
behind Harcourt. .

The original Harcourt deal
had also contemplated the Gov-
ernment and GBPA linking up
to jointly contribute $5 million
to the purchase price, bridging
the difference with Lehman
Brothers asking price. The:
GBPA, though, has dropped
out as a result of its well-publi-
cised shareholder dispute, and
Lehman Brothers interpreted
the previous $5 million payment
by it and the Government as a
sign of weakness, encouraging it
to raise the price and hold out :
for more. ee ~§

Harcourt already has a strong
presence in Grand Bahama, and
is understood to have plans to
convert the Royal Oasis into a
convention hotel, exploiting the
convention tax break the
Bahamas now enjoys with the
US. A $200 million investment
would be required to restore
the Royal Oasis, with Harcourt,
which is involved in the
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established audit programs

Produces complete file of audit working papers

Produces audit reports on audit concerns and recommendations in accordance
with the IITA Standards

Conducts some confidential audit investigations, evaluate finding & produce
reports; exercising the ITA’s ethical standards

Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies,
manpower efficiency and new computer applications

Discusses audit concerns with the relevant Department/Section head and seek
agreement to implement recommendations

Supervises work of Audit Clerks and conduct review of work done

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day of
April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Mt. Carmel
Preparatory Academy

The incumbent should also have:

Entrance Examination
Applications are available at the school office:

Saturday April 14, 2007 at 9:30a.m.
Call: 325-6570 or 325-6571

for more information

* A Bachelors degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline and a
professional accounting qualification e.g. CPA, CA or ACCA

® Obtaining the CIA would be highly desirable

# Five years post certification experience in auditing and general accounting
with experience in interviewing, producing reports and making verbal
presentations

Interested persons may apply by completing and returning an Application
Form to:
The Manager-Human Resources & Training,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads,
P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau, Bahamas
on or before: April 20, 2007.

adbin ¥

Bring pen, pencils, rulers.
Wear school uniform.
$20.00 testing fee.





6 Scotiabank’

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of:

SENIOR MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

With over 55,000 employees in over 50 countries, Scotiabank places great importance on
retognizing and rewarding strong performance. We offer room for advancement, a stimulating
work environment and the resources to help you make the most of your career. Together,
we continue to make Scotiabank a great place to work.

POSITION SUMMARY:

- British Colonial Hilton

The British Colonial Hilton invites applications for dynamic, confident and
assertive individuals to fill the following positions:

Catering Sales Manager: This position is responsible for supervising, managing,
and overseeing all aspects of catering sales in addition to leading and motivating
the catering accounts and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet
and/or exceed food beverage revenue goals.

As the Senior Manager, Human Resources, you are a member of the senior management
team of Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd., with a focus on dealing with the strategic and tactical
Human Resources needs of a growing and profitable organization. This will include but

demonstrating strong sales, negotiating and closing skills not be limited to: developing the HR strategy for the organization; working with the Bank’s

Advanced knowledge of sales/hospitality principles and practices

Excellent people and leadership skills

Effective communication i.e oral, written and presentation skills

A professional demeanor and appearance

Goal-oriented, focused, energetic and self-motivated with the ability to work with little
supervision

Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word

Open to a flexible work schedule as evenings and weekends are essential at times. Hotel

catering experience would be an asset
. 2k A A RR oR AR OK OR OK

Senior Sous ChefiKitchen Artiste: Under the direction of the executive chef, this position
ensures cost effective production of the highest quality food appropriate to the market. The selected
individual will primarily be responsible for all artistic creativity within the kitchen including
specialty carvings, show pieces and sculptures. Will train and develop department’s team

uccessful candidate ula meet the Jouloy NINN requirements:
Extensive practical knowledge of cooking styles and various cuisine including Continental,
American, Mediterranean/Italian and Caribbean/Bahamian.
10 years experience as a senior chef within operation of at least 4-star designation including
Professional certification/training from a recognized culinary institution
Demonstrated artistic ability to produce high level culinary show pieces, carvings and
sculptures i.e. ice carvings, fruit and vegetables carvings, chocolate carvings and buffet show
pieces. Industry/professional awards are desirable proof of excellence.
Proven experience with a successful track record of achievements in leading a culinary team.
Strong administration and organizational skills with the.ability to contain operational costs.
Computer-literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Proven ability to train and develop members of the culinary and stewarding teams.

Individuals who meet the above requirements are invited to forward their resumes to:

Director of Human resources
BRITISH COLONIAL HILTON, NASSAU
1 bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-302-9040
E-mail:recruitment.nassau @hilton.com

Deadline: April 20, 2007

support groups in the head office on the development of the annual total rewards program;
maintaining and developing a dynamic employee relations strategy; ensuring the effective
recruitment and orientation of new employees; managing the relationship between the
Bank and third-party service suppliers; and the identification of training needs and the
evolution of the training and development curriculum. You will need to be capable of
working in a highly cross-functional environment and be capable of managing tight time
lines and conflicting priorities. You are an exemplar of communication and relationship-
building skills, an excellent coach, and can effectively establish and maintain an open, co-
operative work environment.

Key accountabilities for this role:

¢ Contribute to the achievement of the overall business objectives of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Ltd.

e Ensure the recruitment, development and maintenance of an engaged workforce.

e Support people through and act as an agent of change in the environment.

¢ Be prepared to liaise with a wide variety of Departments, balancing the needs of all
against the objectives and strategies of the Optimization program

QUALIFICATIONS:

¢ Ten years of experience as a Human Resources professional.

¢ A minimum of an undergraduate university degree, while a graduate degree or a
major in Human Resources is an asset.
Experience in the financial industry is an asset.
Proven experience managing people.
Excellent and proven negotiation and conflict resolution skills are essential.
Ability to learn quickly, adapt to an ever changing environment and adapt to ever
changing priorities are essential.

OTHER INFORMATION:

e Frequent travel to the Family Islands

¢ Occasional travel internationally.

¢ Spanish Language isa bonus in an organization that is expanding rapidly in Spanish-
speaking countries.

The Scotiabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Qualified candidates only should submit applications in writing marked Private and
Confidential by Monday, April 30, 2007 to:

Manager, Manpower & Succession Planning,

P. O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas or email scotiabank.bs





THE TRIBUNE

@ By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — When
many small business owners
think about insurance, it’s often
about property and casualty
coverage. But there are many
other kinds of insurance, includ-
ing sonie that apply to specific
industries or professions, that
owners should consider.

Many small businesses don’t
buy enough insurance — not
only are they underinsured in
dollar terms, but also in the
types of insurance they buy, said
Loretta Worters, vice president
for communications of the
Insurance Information Institute,
a New York-based trade group.

“You have to look at the vul-
nerabilities and think, what
would be. the worst thing that

would happen to my business

right now, and plan for those ,

possibilities,” Worters said, and
noted, “everyone has different
vulnerabilities for their busi-
ness.” ~

The III’s Web _ site,
www.iii.org, has a section on
small business insurance that
explains various kinds of cov-

Kc

. CH-8004 Zurich

erage that small companies
should consider, starting with
basics like property and liabili-
ty insurance available in mahy
commercial policies. Theré'is
also information on business
interruption insurance, critical
to helping many small busi-
nesses survive in the event of.a
disaster, and the types of insur-
ance that owners with employ-
ees need to buy, such as work-
ers compensation insurance
(FYI, almost every state
requires it). Os
The site also has sections
about some of the industry-spe-
cific coverage that’s available.
For example, the III notes
that professionals such as doc-
tors, lawyers and psychothera-
pists should consider profes-
sional liability insurance, or
what’s commonly known as
malpractice insurance, incase
they are sued by a client or
patient. It also notes that there
are insurance companies that
have created coverage for spe-
cific professions. my
The section of the site dedi-
cated to food service businesses
details coverage for spoilage —
so if your refrigeration breaks
down and you’re not at fault,

KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler SA

Audit Financial Services

Badenerstrasse 172 P.O. Box
CH-8026 Zunch

you-can recover the cost of the
inventory you lost — and for
mechanical breakdowns. It also
discusses employee dishonesty
insurance, something that a
restautant owner might want to
consider; unfortunately, not
everyone with accéss.to the cash
register is completely law-abid-
ing.

There’s also a section about
insurance for home+based busi-
nesses. Many people who oper-
ate businesses out of their
homes might not realize that

. their standard homeowners pol-
“icy won’t cover all their busi-

ness equipment, and they most
certainly won’t provide cover-
age in case of a business-related
accident on the premises. And
such an accident isn’t far-
fetched — if someone deliver-
ing a package for your business
ora customer dropping off a
check falls on your steps and is
injured, your homeowners pol-
icy won’t protect you.

A savvy business owner will
research insurance before he or
she even gets started. The III

- site is a very useful tool, and

the Internet has other resources
to help you determine what
kind of insurance you should

Telephone +41 44 249 31 31
Fax +41 44 249 23 19

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Report of the Independent Registered Public Accounting firm to the General Meeting of

Credit Suisse, Zurich

a ea tEtEtE StI ttn ttEESSSESES eRe

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Credit Suisse and subsidiar-
ies (“the Bank”) as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated statements of
income, changes in shareholder’s equity, comprehensive income, and.cash flows, and notes
thereto, for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2006. These consoli-
datec’ financial statements are the responsibility of management aid the Board of Directors.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on
our audits. We confirm, that we meet the legal requirements concerning’ professional qualifica-
tion and independence.

We conducted our audits in accordan¢e with the standards of the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board (United States) and Swiss Auditing Standards. Those standards require that
we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial state-
-) 800 theiits'aré free of material’misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
fsjeag? Le sapporting the amounts!and ‘disclosures in the financial statements, An audit also includes as-
sessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well
as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.- We believe thet our tudits provide a"
reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all mate-
rial respects, the financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the re-
sults of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended
December 31, 2006, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and com-
ply with Swiss law.

In accordance with Swiss law, we recommend that the consolidated financial statements submit-
ted to you be approved.

As discussed in Notes | and 2 to the consolidated financial statements, in 2006 the Bank chan-
ged. its method of accounting for defined benefit pension plans, in 2005 the Bank changed it
method of accounting for share-based compensation and in 2004 the Bank changed itsme
of accounting for certain variable interest entities.

KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler SA f f

David L. Jahnke Robert S. Overstreet
Auditor in charge :

consider. But when you do a
search, be aware that many sites
are operated by companies
looking to sell you coverage.

Other business owners are
also a great resource. An owner
of a similar business can tell you
the kinds of insurance you need
— and give you a referral to a
good insurance agent.

There’s likely to be plenty of
information available from a
trade group representing your

New Providence

Vacant lot #1038
(6,000sy, ft.) ~ Garden
Hills 43. (Appraised
Value $35,000.00)

Lot 50°x 100" w/houses
660sq, ft. & 620sq, fr. -
Franklyn Ave & Tyler
Street off Boyd Rd

(Appraised Value
$73,258.00)
Lot #119 (22, 500sq, ft.)
with a single story
complex (3,440sq. ft.) -
Sir Henry Morgan Dr
Andros Beach Colony
Subdivision Nicholls’s
Town Andros (Appraised
Value $147,760.00)
Vacant property
100’x 150" in the,
settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)
Grand Bahama
Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12
Unit #3 (1 1,250sq. ft.) -

_Henny Ave Derby crop op eet owen $1034.00) {Oy RAT REPT E AERTS Point Gatisland: ean mean: : !

Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit #3
(90°x 125°) — Derby
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

. Lot #8, Blk #12 Unit #3
(11,250sq. ft.) - Henny
Ave Derby Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

. Lot #862 Section #1
Vacant — Freeport Ridge
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 5B

Small businesses should be sure they

have the right kind of insurance

industry or profession, and it
also is likely to have names of
agents. But keep in mind, some
organizations might operate
their own insurance agencies or
be affiliated with specific insur-
ers or brokers; that’s not nec-
essarily a problem, but it does
mean they might be biased in
favor of those concerns.

You can also learn more
about insurance by contacting
SCORE, the organization of

retired executives who dispense
free advice to small business
owners on a wide variety of top-
ics including insurance.

If you visit www.score.org
and type in your request in the
section called “Ask SCORE for
Business Advice,” you'll get a
list of SCORE counselors you
can contact by e-mail who are
likely to have expertise in the
area you’re trying to learn
about.

BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

eRe

PROPERTIES
(Appraised Value
$80,200.00)

Lot #171 (100°x 100")
witwo story building -
Bast St opposite Deveaux

St. (Appraised Value
$300,000.00)

Lot #27A (55°x90")
wiincomplete split level
hse- Boatswain Hill or

(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

12. Lot #5, Blk#31, Section
B vacant - Royal
Bahamia Est.
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,500.00)

13. Lot #33, Blk #1, Unit #1
vacant — Devonshire

Bosun Hill (Appralsed
Value $139,580.00)
Andros
Property (4,344 sq, ft)
with duplex (1.174 sq. ft)
opposite Batelco in the
settlement of Fresh Creek,
Central Andros.

(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)

. Vacant Lot #6 (14,555sq.

~ ft.) -a half mile
Southward of the
Settlement of Tarpum
Bay Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$18,050.00)

Cat Island
. Property with twelve (12)

room motel 1.39 acres —
In the settlement of
Arthur's Town Cat fsland
(Appraised Value
$1.3 Million Dollars)
. One acre Beach front
property with cottage
900sq. ft. -— in the
settlement of Devil's

Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$68,000.00)
Abaco

14. Lot #54 D 6,500sq. ft.
with triplex foundation —
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appraised Value

15... Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres-—-..---.--~-.-
Fox Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
$40,000.00)

16. Lot #58 Vacant
100°x 100" - Queen &
Clinic Streets Sandy
Point Abaco (Appraised
Value $30,000.00)

Long Istand

17. Vacant Lot 100’x200° -
Bonacorde area west of
Clarence Town Long
Island (Appraised Value
$25,000.00)

Eleuthera

18. Property 31'xI 11" with
house Lord Street in the
settlement of Taprum
Bay Eleuthera.

Exuma ~
22. Vacant lots #7747R-& + =

#77478 160’x [25° -
Florence Dr Bahama
Sound No.2 Exuma
(Appraised Value-
$60,000.00)

Inagua

. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.)

with house — Matthew
Town Inagua Russell
Street (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)

Zurich, Switzerland
March 23, 2007

ee 1

Tables
(1) Wood Table (Round)
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)

(1) Compaq Presario Computer Monitor & Tower

(1) Whirl Microwave

Tec Cash Register

(1) AOC Flat Screen Computer Monitor (9”

(1) Camedia Digital Photo Printer (Olympus)

(1) Systemax Tower & Keyboard

(1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer
Machinery ler/Freeze

(1) Food Mixer , (1) Two Door Chest Freezer

(1) Wall TV Stand (1) One Door Chest Freezer

CREDIT SUISSE, NASSAU BRANCH 3 ‘
Bahamas Financial Centre “Phone 249 358.8100.
Ath Floor ee Fax 242 328'8 162
Shirley and Charlotte Streets www.credit-suisse.com .
Nassau, P.O. Box N-4928

Bahamas .

CREDIT Suisse

Consolidated balance sheets

December 31, in CHF m ; 2008 2008
Acocts Eas ESE ae
Cash and due from banks :
interest-bearing deposits wilh banks : aan ‘
Central bank funds sold, securities purchased under resale agreements and secunties borrowing transactions "SB
Securities received as collateral ie
Trading assets .
of which encumbered
Investment secuntes asa 9
of which encumbered : eas ie NS :
Other investmerits 20,188
Loans, net 190,883 169.699
Allowances for loan losses 1,305 1,965
Premises and equipment 5,443 5,084
Goodwill 9,689 10,471
Other intangible assets es 401
Other assets
of which encumbered
Tota! assets

og us 2 rues. og.
Bi ( 3,990 4,246
310,572 382,709 .-
32,310 23,791
6 449,422 412,997
141,404 151,786
20,304

(1) Blue Coleman Cooler
(2) Double Door Coolers
(1) Three Door Cooler
(1) Double Door Refrigerator

(1) Chrome Juice Filler
(1) Muiti Fruit Juicer
(1) Chrome Mixer
(1) Deli Showcase
(2) Four Burner Stoves
(1) SPSL5000 6watt Silent Generator, Electric Starter
(1) Filter Pro Engine Coolant Service & Recycling Machine
Vessels
29’ Phoenix w/eng(Jannette2)
29° (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48’ North Carolina Hull (1989)
52° Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MY Buddy
47’ Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
43° Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (Lady Raine Too)
{22° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa fll,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
34° Delta Vessel (1991) (Der Berrie)
17’ Boston Whaler w/engine
53° Vessel (1977) (Shabak)

Vehicdes

(1). 03 Yumbo 125ce Motorcycle

(1) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) 2001 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 2001 Kia Bus £2 Seater

(1) 2002 Kitchen Trailer

(1) Kitchen Cherokee Trailer

1,226,764 1,130,756

Uebilities and shareholder's equity
Deposits : 17 384,924
Central benk funds purchased, securities sold under repurchase agreements and securities lendini 2 he B.. 288,442 Aton
Obligation to return securities received as collateral ; “ii ene Maree eee ss
Trading lebities ‘“ : es pe 6° 17,056 io4cGei’
Short-term borrowings 16,287 16,201

of which reported at fair value 2,764 -
Long-term debt 18 144,021 126,860

of which reported at fair value 44,208 iw
Other liabilities ee ; WE 7,630 78,428
Minority interests : , 18,963 9,283 ° ‘
Total a 1,200,719 1,104,968
Share capital : 4,400 4,400
Adtditional paid-in capital 19,593 18,770
Retained earni 11,652 7,045
Treasury shares, atcost Sain. ee a , (6,149) — (1,806)
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 20 (3,451) (2,532)
Tots shareholder's equity 26,045 26,788
Totel Webilities and sharehoider's equity 1,226,764 1,130,756

347,339

COOKING UTENSILS PANS & PLATES
ORY CLEANING EQUIPMENT

Serious inquires only. Sealed bids marked “Tender” should be submitted to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O.
Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Finical Controller or telephone 327-5780 for additional information.
Please note that all bids on the aforementioned propertics and asscts should be received by or on April 20, 2007.
The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all offers. All assets are sold as is.



Commitments snd contingencies rcler to no'es 21, 26 and 31,

Interested parties may obtain a complete copy of the audited accounts from Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch, R
The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor, Shirley and Charlotte Streets, P.O. Box N-4928, which would
include full disclosure of the material matters in Notes 1 and 2 referred to in the Group Auditors Report.





PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, APRIL.12, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Real estate moguls move
into media ownership

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

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Tan Leather Interior Fully Loaded
Bluetooth Hands free phone system Satellite Radio
Electronic Damping Suspension Control
All Leather
Sunroof
Power Seats
Sport Steering Wheel
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Rear Head Air bag Restraints
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Engine Description: 4.4L V8
Headlights: Xenon High Intensity
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m@ By DAVE CARPENTER
AP Business Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Sub-
scribers, shareholders and
advertisers may be leaving
newspapers in droves but real
estate moguls, of all people,
are sinking part of their for-
tunes:into the business.

For better or worse, that
gives outside magnates a grow-
ing role in newspapers at a
time of dramatic change for an
industry long dominated by
traditional media ownership.

The new players aren’t all
about real estate but have it at
the core of their fortunes:

e Fortress Investment
Group, which has billions in
real estate and private equity,
bought Liberty Group Pub-
lishing in 2005 and took it pub-
lic last October as GateHouse
Media Inc., controlling hun-
dreds of small-town papers.

e Bruce Toll, whose Toll
Brothers Inc. is the nation’s
largest luxury homebuilder,
joined a $515 million deal to
acquire The Philadelphia
Inquirer and Philadelphia Dai-
ly News from The McClatchy
Co. last year and became chair-
man of parent Philadelphia
Media Holdings.

e Billionaire investor Sam
Zell secured a deal this month
to take Tribune Co., the
nation’s second-largest news-
paper publisher, private in an
$8.2 billion deal. The Grave
Dancer, as he is known for his
ability to snatch up distressed
assets, said he plans to be
actively involved in the busi-
ness as chairman.

Also anxious to get in on the
newspaper game, among oth-
ers, is billionaire developer Eli
Broad, who bid unsuccessfully
for Tribune with supermarket
magnate Ron Burkle. All the
outside interest comes at a
time when big media compa-
nies passed on Tribune.

TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

wishes to announce that

applications

are now

being invited from all qualified members who wish to
be considered for recommendation as candidates for the
seats to become available on either the Board of Direc-
tors or The Supervisory Committee at the 30th Annual
General Meeting to be held on Saturday May 19, 2007.

All members interested in

serving in

either

capacity should collect an application form from any
office of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited offices in Nassau, Freeport or Abaco.

The qualification for each post is available upon request.

Completed applications, along with the other information
requested should be returned to any of the offices on or
before the close of business on Friday April 27, 2007.

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Friday April

27, 2007.

Any application, not fully completed or without the
requested supporting information, or received after the
aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration.

“TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.
SERVING THE WHOLE BAHAMAS”

A A ce LN RNR

rr 1 TN la it tt

What changes the wealthy
bargain-hunters might bring to
the business remain mostly
uncertain.

Representatives of Fortress
and Toll declined to return
phone calls seeking interviews;
Zell said he’s still learning
about his new company, whose
holdings include 11 newspa-
pers, 23 TV stations and Inter-
net businesses.

Industry experts say it’s
clear, however, that the sup-
posedly down-and-out business
has plenty to attract the
financiers besides cheap sales
tags.

“When you think about it,
there are a lot of reasons why
real estate moguls would be
interested in newspapers,” said
Morningstar analyst Arthur
Oduma.

Strong and predictable cash
flows from media properties
are a key lure, mirroring. those
in real estate holdings.

Another draw is the
acquired real estate itself; even
though Zell’s stated intent isn’t
to break up Tribune. The
Chicago-based media con-
glomerate owns or leases 2.7
million square feet of office
and production space in 289
United States locations alone
with more than 1,000 acres of
land, according to its annual
report.

Finance experts also say the
ability to load companies like
Tribune with debt and take
them private minimizes the
investment risk and makes the
firms easier to run once they’re
away from Wall Street’s harsh
quarterly glare. The reliable
cash flows make them better
able to withstand the high debt
loads.

“The distress is in the stock
price, not necessarily in the
business,” Oduma said.

Zell is gaining effective con-
trol of Tribune in a complex
déaf that calls for him to inject

rie

rals

only $315 million of his own
money. By converting it to
employee stock ownership, the
company also will no longer
be subject to corporate income
taxes that now total hundreds
of millions of dollars annually,
making it easier to pay off $5
billion in new debt. :

During a recent discussion
with Stanford Law School stu-
dents, Zell scoffed at the
notion that newspapers are not
a good business.

“A lot of people didn’t think
the railcar business was a good
investment,” he responded,
according to the Los Angeles
Times. “I made a quarter-bil-
lion dollars. A lot of people
didn’t think container leasing
was a good investment. I made
a half-billion. Should I go on?”

Coming from real estate to

newspapering poses challenges:

but also holds potential advan-
tages for the outsider tycoons.

Lou Ureneck, director of
Boston University’s business
and economics journalism pro-
gramme, said managing costs
will be a major challenge for
Cell since real estate money is
tied up in bricks and mortar
whereas in the media business
it’s in people and salaries.

On the other hand, he and
other experts said, real estate
entrepreneurs have a proven
knack for deal-making, asset
development and intricate
financial maneuvers that can
benefit their new businesses.

“Zell seems to have
employed that particular
genius, when you consider how
little money he’s had to put up
front in order to gain control of
a company worth billions,”
Ureneck said. “That demon-
strates financial creativity and
acumen at a high level.”

Philadelphia Media Hold-
ings is still new at running the
Philadelphia papers. But ana-
lyst Peter Conti sees some of
its.early changes as signaling

the new-owners won’t be con-
ventional media stewards, such
as dropping out of the Career-
Builder online classified adver-
tising venture and signing a
partnership deal with rival
Monster Worldwide Inc.
Likewise, the new media
owners may be quicker to
innovate with Internet possi-
bilities than’those “shackled”
by conventional thinking, said
Conti, of Portsmouth, Va.-
based media research firm
Borrell Associates Inc.
“Newspaper companies and
publishers ‘have pretty much
been traded'among each other
.. for the past century or two,”
he said. “Now we have’ people
coming in that are not bound
to this baggage and they can

- make decisions that are based

on the marketplace, freed of a
newspaper-concentric view-
point.”

GateHouse, too, has shown
contrarian tendencies under its
new-to-media ownership,
according to Rick Edmonds, a
newspaper industry analyst at
the Poynter Institute in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Under
Fortress, it has bucked recent
custom by going from private

_ to public and acquiring one

newspaper after another across
the country — mostly in small
towns where local papers have
proven much more profitable
than in cities.

Those successes notwith-
standing, the media experts
caution that the newspaper
industry likely faces more tur-
bulent years ahead, perhaps
making the well-heeled real
estate investors well-suited
owners because they can afford
to wait out the bottom of the
cycle.

“They may “have to be
patient, accepting there’s going
to be a period of transition and
finding your way when the way”
is not really. obvious,’
Edmonds said. 2

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Credit Suisse Nassau Branch
is presently considering applications for a

RECONCILIATION’S CLERK

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join
a prestigious Swiss Bank. This is an entry level position for a
self motivated person.

Qualifications:

- PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, Excel)

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- A Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Finance,
Economics, Accounting or Business Administration
- At least 2 year’s work experience

Personal liti

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- Excellent organizational skills

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P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau Bahamas,

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NHI, FROM PAGE 1B

an companies were asked about
how NHI would impact their
employment levels, the highest
percentage - some 37.7 per cent
- indicated that higher labour
costs would encourage them to
limit new hirings.

Another 16.39 per cent said
they were likely to reduce exist-
ing staff levels, while 14.75 per
cent were set to limit new hir-
ings to part-time staff only. The
remaining 31.15 per cent of
Bahamian businesses said
NHI’s introduction would have
no effect on employment lev-
els.

Winston Rolle, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s for-
mer president and a Coalition
representative, told The Tribune
of the findings: “I think what
we saw being indicated there is
that there’s going to be a lot of
consideration given to any new
employment.”

He added that those workers
impacted most by employer
retrenchment as a result of NHI
would be the young, unskilled
workers, and school leavers
seeking jobs for the first time.

“Employers are going to be a
lot more careful,” Mr Rolle
said. “Anyone who is hired will
have to make a direct and valu-
able contribution to the bottom
line to justify the hiring.

“In the past, they may have
hired unskilled workers to per-
form odd tasks, but now to add
that person they have to be con-
cerned about making mandato-
ry NHI payments for them but
they are not contributing to the
bottom line. It’s going to make

that consideration more in-

depth.

’ “Tt’s [NHI] going to make the
necessity of having skilled work-
ers who can make a direct con-
tribution much more critical.
It’s going to affect the overall
cost element.”

Mr Rolle said that NHI
would increase the costs of
employment and, even though
contributions to the scheme are
currently to be split 50/50
between employer and employ-
ee at a 2.65 per cent of salary
rate, Mr Rolle said this would
have to either be “fully”
absorbed by the company or
worker at the full 5.3 per cent

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He explained that this would
ultimately result in a reduction
in a Bahamian worker’s take-
home pay and disposable
income, with those whose pri-
vate group health insurance
costs were 100 per cent paid by
the employer feeling the impact
the most. :

Mr Rolle said that employ-
ees who previously did not con-
tribute a cent of their salary to a
group health insurance scheme
would now have to pay.2.65 per
cent of their earnings to NHI, as
mandated by law.

“Tn some instances, where the
employer mybe making full
contributions for staff health
insurance, you will now see peo-
ple who were not contributing
to health insurance coverage
having to pay, so they will see a
decrease in their talke-home
pay that is mandated by law,”
Mr Rolle added.

A “percentage of their salary
that they did not have to be
concerned about will be going
to NHI”, said Mr Rolle. He
added that a study he had done
for a Bahamian company that
paid for 100 per cent of group
health insurance costs revealed
that staff wages would decrease
by, on average, 4 per cent when
the Government NHI scheme
came in.

The former Chamber presi-
dent pointed out that compa-
nies normally paid for 100 per
cent of health insurance costs
as part of the benefits package
used to attract senior managers
and executives, meaning that
NHI would have an impact on
the upper echelons of the busi-
ness community.

“NHI is going to be a cost
that employers factor into their
overall employment costs,” Mr
Rolle said.

“It’s going to have an effect
on net salary increases for staff
from next year when NHI is
implemented.

“Employers are telling us that
they will need to carefully look
at the cost of labour and make
some hard decisions as to what
they can afford. Some employ-
ers are better positioned to
maintain their current employ-
ment levels, but likely will be

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their goods or services to cover

the added cost of doing busi-*. ’
ness. Many employers do not

wish to raise prices.”

When companies were asked
by the Segal survey how the
higher costs induced by the NHI
contribution tax would be
absorbed, some 28 per cent of
employers said they would cov-
er it by passing the increases on
to customers in the form of
higher prices for their goods and
services. 4

Another 15 per cent of
Bahamian employers said they
would absorb the costs increas-
es through reduced profits, and
another 5 per cent said they
would draw back on near-term
business expansion plans. :

Mr Rolle said it was hard to
estimate the inflationary impact
of NHI in percentage terms, but
added that “with trends like that
taking place, obviously it’s going
to have an effect on the econo-
my, because with less dispos-
able income, persons are going
to spend less”.

He added: “Taken in context
of the great level of anxiety and
uncertainty which the proposed
NHI has on businesses, who
overwhelmingly question the
long-term sustainability of the
cost and the shared employer-
employee contribution levels
being proposed, this raises even
further questions as to the
extent which NHI in'its present
proposed form would, have on
employment levels and the cost
of goods and services.jnto the
future. he

“Despite statements which
have been made to the contrary,
the member organisations of
the National-Coalition for
Health Care Reform are in sup-
port of universal coverage, but
have questioned whether the
approach being proposed is the
most logical approach in the
long-run for the people of the
Bahamas and the nation’s econ-
omy.”

The Segal survey covered 82
businesses, some 50 per cent of
those being small firms. Anoth-
er 35 per cent were medium-
sized businesses and 19 per cent
large employers, the\ survey
including firms representing

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 9B

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WTO moves underway

. FROM page one

‘srandum of Trade Regime will
“ have tobe issued to all existing
' WTO thembers and put into
‘< the organisation’s language.
’ Mr Archer described the
. WTOsaccession process as
“quite involved”, and said the
‘Memorandum of Trade
i, Regime document “takes some
¢' time to prepare”.
x The Bahamas first submit-
-< ted. its Memorandum of Trade

Regime, and request to acede
to full WTO membership, in

- 1999-2000 under the former

FNM administration.

However, this never pro-
gressed beyong a chair for the
working group to negotiate
with the Bahamas being
appointed.

Some sources suggested that
the Bahamas had dithered for
seven years in deciding
whether to proceed with the
WTO accession process, but
Mr Archer said the delay had

largely been caused by the
WTO’s own issues, such as the
fate of the stalled Doha round
of world trade talks.
Meanwhile, the Ambassador
added that the Government
had agreed to establish a
Department of Foreign Trade,
and a line item has been
included in the Budget for the
establishment of a Bahamian
European mission, expected to
be located in Brussels by 2008.
He added that the Ministry
would like to have a trade offi-

Investment Policy
may have to be
3 “slightly modified’

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" us in getting as much input from

_ stakeholders as we can on con-
, cers well as opportunities
“as it relates to their industries
“and the EPA.

/ “We’re pressing forward to
: provide stakeholder input in the

1 EPA‘offer by mid-May, and
‘provide further input into the

«market access offer submitted

iby the Government.”

- »Mr Archer admitted that the
: Bahamas was “under the gun”
;in terms of meeting the dead-
“lines and timeframe involved in
‘the EPA talks, which could be

_ concluded as early as Septem-

_ber, with the agreement com-

ing into effect from January 1,
2008, as a replacement for the
Cotonou Agreement the EU
currently has with the 77 mem-
bers of the African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group of
countries.

“We might have done less
than many countries in the
ACP, but we’re not fare behind
them, as its seems some have
been hoping the WTO would
relent or the EU will get a waiv-
er, but it’s not on,” Mr Archer
said.

He added that the Govern-
ment was in the “early stages”
of drafting and submitting a ser-
vices offer on the EPA, and
wanted to hear from those
involved in these industries, as

participants in sectors the Gov-
ernment felt should be excluded
might want them included.

However, Mr Archer
acknowledged that some areas
of the National Investment Pol-
icy, which reserves certain areas
such as retail, wholesale and
real estate for Bahamian-owned
businesses only, might have to
be “modified slightly” as a
result of the EPA.

“Some of that will probably
have to modified slightly. That
will have to be decided after
consultation with the people
involved,” Mr Archer added,
holding out the prospect that in
some industries EU-owned
businesses might be allowed in
to the Bahamas.

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The Database Administrator is responsible for planning, designing,
implementing and maintaining efficient operations of corporate databases and
preparation of logical data base design for in-house application development.

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited
to:

¢ To participate in Information Systems development and implementation
teams.

¢ Defines and implements data level security for all corporate databases.

¢ Manages data migration/conversion issues during system installations.

¢ Defining, establishing and operating databases for executive information
needs.

¢ Develops procedures for the integration of corporate systems.

¢ Defines, establishes and operates a database to serve Document Management
System requirements.

¢ Leading and participating on committees assessing business information
technology needs.

e Manages installation of release upgrades to installed RDBMD products.

¢ Facilitates smooth transition of all business systems vendor upgrades.

The successful candidate should also possess:

‘¢ A Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualifications

¢ Sound working knowledge of relevant database management systems

¢ Sound knowledge of computer programming

¢ Strong analytical skills and time management skills

¢ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

¢ Five years computer experience in a technology/data processing
environment

Interested persons may apply by completing an
returning Application Form to:

The Manager-Human Resources & Training,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads, P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau, Bahamas
on or before April 20, 2007.





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iii a
Citigroup to eliminate 17,000 jobs
as part of cost-saving restructuring

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Office of The Judiciary

KINGMAN INGRAHAM
(EX-PARTE, THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT)
(TRUSTEE BANKRUPTCY)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

a

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having any claim
or demand against the estate of the above-named Kingman Ingraham
carrying on in business as Ingraham & Co. who was adjusted
bankrupt on the 20th day of November A.D. 2006 by the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, are required to send their names, addresses
and the particulars of their debts, duly verified by affidavit to the
undersigned on or before the 23rd day of April, 2007 and, if so
required, be prepared to prove such debts or claims.

AND NOTICE IS GIVEN that the first meeting of creditors in
the above matter will be held at the Office of the Registrar, Third
Floor, Ansbacher Building, East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas on
Thursday, 3rd day of May A.D. 2007, at 10:30 o’clock in the
forenoon.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that only those creditors
whose debts have been lodged with the Registrar and proved as
aforesaid will be admitted to vote and entitled to participate in the first
meeting of the creditors. Dated this 3rd day. of April 2007

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REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE BAHAMAS

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AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Citi-
group Inc., the largest United
States financial institution, said
Wednesday it will eliminate
about 17,000 jobs as part of a
companywide restructuring to
reduce costs and improve profit.

That amounts to about five
per cent of the bank’s 327,000-
strong work force. Citigroup said
its plans include “shrinking the
size of corporate centers,” sev-
eral of which are in New York. It
also expects to move some 9,500
jobs to lower-cost locations.

Still, the elimination of the
jobs will not reduce the bank’s
work force, but merely slow its
growth, Citi executives said.

Robert Druskin, Citi’s chief
operating officer who developed
the restructuring plan over the
past three months, told a confer-
ence call with Wall Street ana-
lysts they should expect Citi’s
headcount to grow this year
because of acquisitions and plans
to open new branches, especial-
ly overseas. “But that rate of
growth will be at a significantly
diminished rate,” Druskin said.

Citigroup has a number of
acquisitions in the works. It is
expanding operations in China

and earlier this month
announced the purchase of a
bank in Taiwan. Citi also has
made a tender offer for a Japan-
ese brokerage. “More than 9,500
jobs will be moved to lower-cost
locations, both domestically and
internationally, with about two-
thirds through attrition,” Citi-
group’s announcement said.

Druskin said more jobs would
be cut overseas than in the Unit-
ed States. He said the bank was
more likely to rely on layoffs
than on attrition to make sure
the targeted positions were
vacated.

Charles Prince, the bank’s
chairman and chief executive
officer, said on a recent trip to
New Delhi that some of the
back-office jobs would move to
India, where Citi already oper-
ates call centers. In early trad-
ing, the bank’s shares were down
54 cents at $51.86 on the New
York Stock Exchange.

The bank said in a statement
that with previously announced
information technology savings,
the overhaul will save the New
York-based bank about $2.1 bil-
lion (71.57 billion) in 2007, $3.7
billion (22.76 billion) in 2008 and
$4.6 billion (23.43 billion) in
2009. Citigroup executives have
been under pressure from

GN-487

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

NOTICE

THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000.

Notice is hereby given that the Governor, pursuant to
Section 18(1)(a) (ii) of the Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked by Order dated
the 4th April, 2007, the branch banking licence granted
to BGP Banca di Gestione Patrimoniale SA on 17th
October, 2001 on the grounds that the company has
ceased to carry on banking business.

Signed
Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank of The Bahamas





We Oe Growing...
Cacique International Ltd. with over 9 years of outstanding service in
destination management and event planning is seeking to employ an
Assistant Director of Destination Management

investors and analysts to get a
handle on the bank’s burgeon-
ing expenses, which grew 15 per
cent last year, twice the pace of
revenue growth. As a result, its
shares have lagged behind those :
of other big money center banks.

Citigroup said it will record a
pretax charge of $1.38 billion
(71.03 billion) in the first quarter .
of 2007, and additional charges
totaling approximately $200 mil-
lion (7149.05 million) pretax over
the subsequent quarters of 2007.
The bank reports its first-quarter
earnings next week.

Prince said implementation of
Druskin’s recommendations
“will improve business integra-
tion as well as our ability to move
quickly and seize new growth
opportunities.”

Prince also emphasized that
more expense cutbacks were.
possible, saying that Citi was
adopting “a continuous approach.
to improving our efficiency —
this is not a one-time effort.”

Druskin said the review “did

- not simply give the entire_orga-.

nization an arbitrary number to
cut” but, instead, looked atyeach
business operation and bench-
marked it against peers.

He added: “We have been
very careful to maintain our rév-
enue generating capability _‘in
fact, this effort should enhance
our capacity to grow.” Among
the anticipated changes are:

¢ Elimination of layers of man-
agement, in some cases increas-
ing the average number of
employees that report to each
manager.

Staff reductions will include
some at corporate headquarters.

¢ Expanding centralized pro-
curement and requiring more
sharing of resources, such as legal
and human resources teams:

¢ Consolidation of some bdck-
office, middle-office and corpo-
rate functions to eliminate dupli-
cation.

The 2007 cost savings were
broken down as $650 million
(2484.42 million) in the global .
consumer division, $400 million.
(2298.11 million) in markets and’

‘banking, $175 million (2130.42

million) in wealth management,
$375 million (2279.48 million) in
corporate operations and tech-
nology and $100 million (?74.53
million) in “other.” That is in
addition to $400 million (7298.11
million) previously announced.
information technology savings,
Citigroup said.

Citigroup, which had assets of
more than si. 8 trillion (71.34 tril-
lion) at year’s end, is one of the
world’s largest financial institu-
tions and operates in more than:
100 countries.

General: Applicants should be highly efficient, haye the ability to multi-
task on a daily basis, effective time management skills, be able to lead ©
and motivate a great team of dedicated employees and be results-driven.

Requirements:

¢ Extensive experience in the hospitality field.
¢ Knowledge of the organizing Destination Management Programs
° Extensive knowledge of Microsoft suite and Quick Books Pro

¢ Be able to travel

° Possess own transportation
¢ Aminimum of 3 - 5 years in similar position
¢ A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Business, a plus

Remuneration:

Excellent benefits package inclusive of health insurance.

Salary negotiable.

Interested please should submit resumes to the following addresses on
or before April 15" 2007:
Director of Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4941
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email: jbeneby@caciqueintl.com



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and Management Consultants
2nd Terrace, Centreville

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} Nassau, Bahamas

at Tel: +1 (242) 302-4800

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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT
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To the Shareholders of

Lautentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited:

cy
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (the “Company”)
which comprise the balance sheet as of December 31, 2006, and the related statements of income, changes in equity and cash flows
for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.

Management's responsibility for the financial statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibitity includes: designing, Implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the
preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, selecting
and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors' responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance
with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the
audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The
procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal contro! relevant to the
entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the
circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also
includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. :

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
Opinion -

In our opinion, the financial statements present fairty, in all material respects the financial position of the Company as of December 31,
2006, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting

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LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
2006 2005
ASSETS,
Deposit - parent (Note 8) $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097
Investments (Note 5) 1,620,400 -
Due from parent company (Note 8) 8,905,648 8,635,847
Accrued interest receivable and other assets _ 28,867 2,325
TOTAL $ 23,907,691 $ 19,454,269
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES:
Life assurance fund (Note 6) $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 121,045 152,647
Total liabilities 13,473,821 10,968,744
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
' Share capital
Authorized, issued and fully paid
105,000 shares at $2.86 each 300,300 300,300
Retained eamings 10,133,570 8,185,225
___ Total shareholders’ equity A * 10,433,870 8,485,525
TOTAL S', $) 23,907,891) $ 19,454,269



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

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LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF INCOME YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expresséd.in Bahamian dollars) :













2006 2005
INCOME
Life assurance, Net (Note 7) $ 3,532,638 $ 2,462,372
Interest income - investments 33,658 -
Interest - parent company (Note 8) 1,218,853) (950,738
Total income 4,785,149 3,413,110
EXPENSES
Genera! and administrative
Parent (Note 8) 300,000 300,000
Other eas 86,804 ____.23,982
Total expenses 336,804 323,982
_ NET INCOME $ 4,448,345 $ 3,089,128
The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED \
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
_ Share Retained
Capital Earnings Total
Balance at December 31, 2004 $ 300,300 $ 7,596,097 $ 7,896,397
Net income - 3,089,128 3,089,128
Dividends fF £2, 500,000) ___ (2,500,000)
Balance at December 31, 2005 3 00,300 8,185,225 8,485,525
Net income - 4,448,345 4,448,345
Dividends - (2,500,000) (2,500,000)
Balance at December 31,2000 = = $ 300,300 §$ 10,133,570 $ 10,433,870
The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
2006 2005
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 4,448,345 $ 3,089,128
(Increase) decrease in accrued interest and other assets (26,542) 2,325
Increase in life assurance fund 2,536,679 4,034,985
(Decrease) increase in accrued interest and other liabilities 81,602) 61,246
Net cash from operating activities 6,926,880 7,187,684
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of investments (1,620,400) -
Increase in due from parentcompany (269,801) (652,699)
Net cash used in investing activities ( 1,890,201) (652,699)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY
. ,Dividendspaid _ a _(2,500,000) (2,500,000)
‘NET INCREASE IN DEPOSIT - PARENT 2,536,679 4,034,985
DEPOSIT - PARENT, BEGINNING OF YEAR 10,816,097 6,781,112
DEPOSIT - PARENT, END OF YEAR a «$-13,352,776 «$10,816,097



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.





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LAURENTIDE INSURANCE & MORTGAGE COMPANY

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF LIFE ASSURANCE FUND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)











2006 2005
LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, BEGINNING OF YEAR $ 10,816,097 $ 6,781,112
PREMIUMS RECEIVED 18,067,346 13,479,790
25,883,443 20,260,902

LESS
Death claims 879,262 488,453
Commissions (Note 8) 1,512,380 1,347,979
Tax on premiums 452,020 352,260
Refunds 6,141,927 4,793,741
Life assurance income (Note 7) ___3,545,078 «2,462,372
12,530,667 9,444,805
LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, END OF YEAR $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006

1. INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY
Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (the “Company”), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commonwealth
Bank Limited (the “Parent”).

The Company is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and registered under provisions of
The Insurance Act, 1969.

The principal business of the Company is to provide credit life assurance in respect of borrowers from its parent company.
The registered office is located at GTC Corporate Services Ltd., P.O. Box SS-5383, Nassau, Bahamas.

2. ADOPTION OF NEW AND REVISED INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS
In the current year, the Company has adopted all of the new and revised Standards and Interpretations issued by the
International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) and the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee
(IFRIC) of the [ASB that are relevant to its operations and effective for accounting periods beginning on January 1, 2006.

The impact of the adoption of these new and revised Standards has been to expand the disclosure provided in these
financial statements regarding the Company's pension fund.

At the date of authorization of these financial statements, the following relevant Standards and Interpretations were in
issue but not yet effective: : ,

IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures is effective for accounting periods commencing January 1, 2007.

The withdrawal of IAS 14 and application of IFRS 8 Operating Segments is effective for accounting periods commencing
January 1, 2009.

The Directors anticipate that the adoption of these Standards will have no material impact on the Company’s financial
statements.

3. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Statement of compliance - These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards.

Basis of preparation - These financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for v6
revaluation of certain non-current assets and financial instruments. The principal policies are set out below:

a. Recognition of income

i. Interest revenue - is accrued on a time basis, by reference to the principal outstanding and“ the effective

interest rate applicable.
ii. Fee income - is recognized on a cash basis.

ili. Life insurance income - is recognized on the rule of 78 basis over the term of the lifPolicy. The amount taken
to income is adjusted by the amount of any surplus or deficit after an annual actuar valuation.

b. Life assurance fund - All receipts from the life assurance business of the Compay re credited to a life assurance
fund as required by The Insurance Act, 1969, under which the Company is regis*“ed. The fund is reduced in respect
of expenses of the life assurance business and any surplus disclosed by actual valuation.

c. Related parties - Related parties include officers, directors and shareholdeS of Commonwealth Bank Limited.

4. CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGMENTS AND KEY SOURCES OF EsTiATION UNCERTAINTY ,
In the application of the Company's accounting policies, which are desmbed in Note 3, management is required to make
judgments estimates and assumptions about carrying amounts of assts and liabilities that are not readily apparent from
other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are basai on historical experience and other factors that are
considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these esiMates.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed onan ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are
recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised, i‘the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the

revision and future periods if the revision affects both curent and future periods.

The following are the judgments and estimates that r'anagement has made in the process of applying the Company's
accounting policies and that have the most significa'tt effect on the amounts recognized in the financial statements.

a. Fair value of financial instruments - Fair vaue is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged, or a liability
settled, between knowledgeable, willing part8s in an arms length transaction. The best evidence of fair value is quoted
price in an active market. In most caseS, however, the financial instruments are not typically exchangeable or
exchanged and therefore it is difficult to setermine their fair value. In these cases, management's judgment is required

to estimate fair value.

Since the calculation of fair value is based on management's estimates, which involve uncertainties, the actual fair value
realised in a sale or immediate settlement of the instruments may differ from the estimated amount.

b. Life Assurance Fund - Surpluses on the Life Assurance Fund actuarial valuation are credited to income. Due to the
nature of actuarial valuations which depend on various assumptions such as discount rates. Expected rates of return
on assets, projected mortality, and policy termination rates, actual experience may differ from the actuarial assumptions.

5. INVESTMENTS
Investments are as follows:

Rate Maturity 2006 2005

Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 7/32% 2023 $ 537,800 $ -
Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 9/32% 2025 92,500 -
Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 5/16% 2026 990,100
$ 1,620,400 $ -

a

6. ASSETS OF LIFE ASSURANCE BUSINESS
Section 17 of The Insurance Act, 1969, stipulates that:

a. The assets of the life assurance fund of a registered insurer:

i. shall be as absolutely the security of the life policyholders as though the insurer carried on no business other than
life assurance business;

ii. shall not be liable for contracts of the registered life assurer carrying on other business or insurance business for
which it would not have been liable had the business of the insurer been only that of life insurance; and

iii. shall not be applied, directly or indirectly, for any purposes other than those to which the fund is applicable.

b. In the winding up of a life assurer the value of the liabilities and assets of his life assurance fund shall be ascertained
separately from the value of any other liabilities or assets and no assets of the life assurance fund shall be applied to
the discharge of any liabilities other than those towards life policyholders except insofar as those assets exceed those
liabilities.

Accordingly, assets representing premiums distributable to policyholders are held in a separate deposit account with the
parent.

7. LIFE ASSURANCE INCOME
An actuarial valuation, which is based on the greater of the actuarially computed mortality reserve, including a reserve for
mortality fluctuation, or the total of unearned premiums, was prepared as of December 31, 2006. As a consequence
$3,545,078 (2005: $2,462,372), being premiums distributable otherwise than to policyholders, was credited to income
during the year.

8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES
During the year the Company paid commissions of $1,512,380 (2005: $1,347,979) to its parent for life assurance
business. Deposits with parent and due from parent balance earn interest at the Bahamian prime rate of 5.5% (2005:
5.5%). The due from parent balance has no fixed terms of repayment. The Company pays an annual management fee of
$300,000 (2005: $300,000) to its parent for undertaking its administrative activities.

9. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
Fair value is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged, or a liability settled, between knowledgeable, willing
parties in an arms length transaction. The best evidence of fair value is quoted price in an active market. In most cases,
however, the financial instruments are not typically exchangeable or exchanged and therefore it is difficult to determine
their fair value in these cases, fair value is estimated to approximate carrying value. Premises and equipment are not

considered to be financial assets.

The Company considers that the carrying amounts of financial assets and financial liabilities recorded at amortised cost
in the financial statements approximate their fair values.

10.RISK MANAGEMENT
Capital risk management - The Company manages its capital to ensure that it exceeds regulatory capital requirements
and will be able to continue as a going concern while maximizing the return to shareholders through the optimization of
the debt and equity balance. The Company's risk management structure promotes making sound business decisions by
balancing risk and reward. It promotes revenue generating activities that are consistent with the risk appetite of the
Company, Company policies and the maximization of shareholder return.

The capital structure of the Company consists of equity attributable to the common equity holders of the Company,

comprising issued capital and retained earnings. The Company's Board reviews the capital structure at least annually. The
Company will manage its capital structure through the payment of dividends, new share issues and capital contributions.

The Company's strategy is unchanged from 2005.

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NOTICE

VERSOIX INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of April 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. In., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



HUMAN
RESOURCES &
OFFICE MANAGER

Seeking EXPERIENCED
Human Resources & Office Manager,
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Only persons meeting the requirements
below should apply.

¢ A Bachelor’s Degree in HumanResources

e At least Five (5) years experience in Human
Resources

¢ Working Knowledge of the Employment
Act, 2001

Please submit your application via email to:

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MOS ANTENOR OF PINDER’S
POINT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 12TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas. .

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HERMAN LEONCE OF JOHNSON
ROAD , P.O. BOX FH-14089, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

AYRSHIRE LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) AYRSHIRE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of International
Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the OS5th
April, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr. Michael of
c/o | Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 12th day of April, A.D. 2007

Mr. Michael Low
Liquidator

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Change Daily Vol. EPS $

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2000 B4.47% —

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by cl losing price
‘Bld § - Buying price of Collna and Fidelity

Ask § - Selling price of Collna and fidelity

- Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol.
IEPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
INAV - Net Asset Value

IN/M - Not Meaningful

IFINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1,

*~ 30 March 2007

- Trading volume of the prior week - 31 March 2007
*- 31 January 2007

1994 = 100 - 31 March 2007

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NOTICE ‘es

NOTICE is hereby given that GINETTE LOUIS PIERRE-"-
CELOUIS OF MARSH HARBOUR, P.O. Box AB 21020; ~
ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible-
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization:-f
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person whé: &
Knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should=
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement:!
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5th day}
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality”
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, > Bahamas:-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL BEAUCHAMP
OF MARSH HARBOUR, GENERAL DELIVERY, ABACO,.- }-
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible forâ„¢.
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization -*
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement *:
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day:
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality .
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INVESTPRO FUND INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of
2000), the Dissolution of INVESTPRO FUND INC. has been

f completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was 21st day of March, 2007.

ALRENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

AGAPE UNITY LIMTED
IBC No. 132312 B

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 131 (2) of the International Business
Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), AGAPE UNITY LIMITED, is 0
Dissolution.

The date of Commencement of dissolution was 18th day of De-

cember 2006.

Sovereign Managers Limited c/o Suites 1601-1603, 16th Floor,
Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong is the
Liquidator of AGAPE UNITY LIMITED.

Sovereign Manage imited

Liquidator

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 13B



Ce £. £ “

Private equity consortium drops —

takeover pursuit of Sainsbury's

‘mL By JANE WARDELL

i* “AP Business Writer

“LONDON (AP) —
.planned takeover of J ne
“bury PLC collapsed Wednes-
-day.as the last firm standing in
-a consortium of private equity
_groups announced it was aban-
doning its pursuit of Britain’s

ivd-largest grocery chain.

i esGVC Capital Partners Ltd.
it had decided to walk
faledy after it “became clear
that the consortium would be
aingble to make a proposal that
Ould result in a successful
ér.”

» Analysts had been speculat-
ing on such an outcome for sev-
‘erak days after CVC's three
partners in the consortium

led out of the potential 10.1

billion pound (US$19.9 billion; ‘

214.8 billion) deal one by one.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
@o. Ltd. left the group on
Thursday after it made a 562
nee (US$11.04, 78.26) per
hare offer that Sainsbury’s
sub$equently rejected on Fri-
day as too low, and a person
familiar with the talks said
Tuesday that Blackstone
Group International Ltd. and
TPG Capital had then declined
to support a revised verbal
approach of 582 pence (?8.55;
US$11.42).

The sweetened offer
remained unpalatable to the
founding family of the grocery
chain, which holds an 18 per
cent stake and wanted an offer
of 600 pence (US$11.86; 78.84)
ar above. CVC needed share-
holder acceptances of 75 per
centto allow it to shift the debt
needed to fund the deal.

, CWC said its plans for the
supermarket chain had includ-
dd major investment and a job-
creating business plan, wide

ployee ownership and pro-

posats-to repair a deficit in the’

company’s pension plan.

‘ Sainsbury's shares fell 2.3 per
cent to close at 526 pence
(US$10.40; 27.75), still a large
prentium to the 410 pence they
were trading at earlier this year,
before bid rumors surfaced and
the consortium announced its
intentions on February 2.

ae Seymour Pierce stockbrokers
downgraded Sainsbury’s from

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sell to hold after CVC pulled
out, predicting that the shares
could gradually fall back as low
as 420 pence (US$8.30; 76.19).

It noted that property tycoon
Robert Tchenguiz raised his
stake in the supermarket group
to 4.54 per cent last month, a
move that prompted specula-
tion he was planning to present
himself as a “white knight” to
the company, allowing a prop-
erty shake-up without the need
to sell to private equity.

Seymour Pierce said that
Tchenguiz’s interest could add
pressure on the Sainsbury’s
board to pay a special dividend
or begin a share buyback.

CVC, which had been
ordered by Britain’s takeover
regulator to make a formal
approach before Friday, is now
barred from making another
approach for the company for
six months unless a rival bidder
emerges or it receives a rec-
ommendation from the Sains-
bury’s board.

It appeared to leave the door
open for a potential return,
describing talks with the com-
pany as “friendly and con-
structive” and said it remained
a “great admirer” of the busi-
ness.

Responding to CVC’s state-



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believes the company has
“great potential” and stressed
its commitment to a three-year
recovery plan to rejuvenate the
business.

Sainsbury’s was Britain’s
biggest grocer just over a
decade ago but has fallen down
the rankings amid stiff price
competition from market
leader Tesco PLC and No. 2
Asda Group Ltd., which is
owned by United States giant
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The com-
pany has also struggled to over-
come supply chain problems
that has left its shelves
unstocked.

Chiet Executive Justin King
was recruited from Marks &
Spencer Group PLC in 2004 to
begin a recovery plan and has
since has slashed jobs, cut a
quarter of Sainsbury's head-
quarters positions, shut under-
performing stores and
improved the supply and dis-
tribution chain.

The company, which is just
over halfway through the plan,
pointed on Wednesday to a 5.9
per cent rise in same-store
sales, excluding fuel, over the
three months to March 24 — its
ninth consecutive quarter of
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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will

«So
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*

be conducted by The Customs Department on unentered
goods at the places and times listed below:-

Customs Headquarters, Thompson
Boulevard 23rd April 2007, on
Automobiles.

Air Express, Lynden Pindling
International Airport 25th April 2007, on
General Merchandise.

Customs Warehouse , J.F.K Drive 26th,
27th, & 30th April 2007, on General
Merchandise.

Bahmar/Cavalier, Arawak Cay, Ist May
2007, on Damaged Vechicles.

Kelly’s Dock, Bay Street, 2nd May 2007,
on Damaged Vehicles.

The above goods will be sold under the Provision of
Section 43 of The Customs Management Act and the
auction will commence at 10:00am daily.

A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed at
Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, Customs
Warehouse, John F. Kenndy Drive, and Air Freight,

Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids

tendered.

Ruth Miller(Mrs.)

Financial Secretary



\NCY NOTICE.

The Grand Bahama Power Company, Limited invites qualified candidates to apply for the
position of Planning & Scheduling Engineer in its Generation Department.

This position reports to the Director of Generation, but works closely with the Maintenance
Manager, Planning and Scheduling Supervisor and the Operations Department.

The successful candidate will ke expected to:

Provide technical and engineering support.
Formulate and implement improvements to software and hardware for the plant’s Planning
& Scheduling systems including computerized maintenance management system (CMMS),
and outage scheduling and tracking programs systems.

* Train personnel in the use of systems so as to enhance productivity and efficiency.

* Conduct on-the-job training of employees.
Provide daily coordination and upkeep of the Plant CMMS and Project Management
systems.
Keep abreast of new and evolving technology in the electric power industry.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule routine repairs and corrective maintenance activities.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule preventative maintenance activities.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule predictive maintenance activities including vibration
analysis, lube oil analysis, boiler mapping, boiler tube metallurgical analysis, infrared
thermography, transformer condition monitoring, etc. on selected equipment.
Prioritize, scope, plan, and schedule periodic overhauls, inspections and major
maintenance activities.

+ Maintain records of maintenance history and inspection reports.
Initiate re-design engineering requests to eliminate recurring equipment failures or high-
maintenance requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
* BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

* Proven Leadership skills :
* A sound Engineering background with an understanding of computers and their

application. ;
* A sound Engineering background with an understanding of computers andtheir

application.
¢ A willingness to cross train in lateral jobs

Applications with supporting documentation including a clean Police Certificate Should be
sent to:

THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
GRAND BAHAMA POWER COMPANY, LIMITED
RO. Box F-40888
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
BY] 8] BAr- Ry

OR BY EMAIL: hrdept@gb-power.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS Is:

APRIL 30, 2007 SN nee



Bahamas Electricity Corporation
BAe No axren colon
STAFF ACCOUNTANT
FINANCE DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for a Staff Accountant in the Finance
Division.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring, the proper accounting for
all projects related activities, which includes proper billing, and monitoring
of receipts of miscellaneous receivables and managing the fixed asset register.

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited
to:

Assist in the management of the Finance Department which primarily
include: the preparation of disbursements; management of vendor
accounts; and management of payroll

Analyzes monthly financial information and reports

Evaluate and summarize the Corporation’s current and projected financial
position

Ensure timely reporting on specific and general departmental
responsibilities; and any other duties as assigned

Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles

The incumbent should also have:

A Bachelors degree with certification in Accounting ACCA/CPA or
equivalent qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical abilities and skills
e Effective leadership skills
¢ Good time management, and
¢ Strong interpersonal and human relation skills

Interested persons may apply by completing an returning an Application
Form to: The Manager — Human Resources & Training, Bahamas
Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau
Bahamas on or before April 20, 2007.





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Financial services ‘off

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the table’ in EPA talks

Minister: Many
services areas
will have to be

excluded

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry “is pretty much
off the table” when it comes to

negotiations with the European :

Union (EU) over the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA); the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune yes-
terday, as all tax information
exchange agreement issues are
being dealt with in a different
forum.

Responding to concerns that
the EU might try to use the
EPA talks to push the Bahamas
into signing up to its Savings
Tax Directive and other tax
information exchange agree-
ments (TIEAs) with its mem-
ber states, James Smith said this
nation would be able to resist
such attempts by pointing out
the issue was being dealt with in
the Organisation for Economic
Co-Operation and Develop-
ment’s (OECD) global forum.

Most EU states are members
of this forum, which was created
out of the OECD’s ‘harmful tax
practices’ project, which stalled
after the Bahamas and other
international financial centres
said they would only agree to
greater transparency and enter
into more TIEA talks if there
was a ‘level playing field’ on all
international tax matters,

Mr Smith said the undertak-
ing given by the Bahamas to the
OECD and its EU members in
2002 was that “we will continue
to talk to you, but there will be

Chamber of Commerce, BFSB

no more treaty exchanges on
this issue until you guarantee a
level playing field”.

He added: “Financial services
is pretty much off the table.
Consequently, for the Euro-
peans to try and include that in
in the EPA, we can merely say
that it’s being taken care of else-
where.”

In regard to the services
aspect of the EPA, Mr Smith





said: “First of all, the Bahamas
entry into the EPA would clear-
ly have to state from the begin-
ning that a number of services
areas are off the table. I think a

number of CARIFORUM par-.

ticipants have done the same
thing.

“I think the EPA will have a
major focus on goods rather
than services, and market access
issues. The Bahamas, I ‘think,

has reserved the right not to
make any offers in the signifi-
cant services areas, particularly
where it calls for reciprocal
access.”

Private sector participants
had previously expressed con-
cerns to The Tribune that the
“arbitrary” way the Bahamas
negotiated Heads of Agree-
ments with major investors
would have to become more
transparent if it signed up to the
EPA and full World Trade
Organisation (WTO) member-
ship, some saying this posed a
“great challenge” with the
process having to be “com-
pletely revamped”. .

The conceiu raised was that
the investment incentives and
benefits offered to one investor,
such as a Kerzner International,
would have to be made avail-
able to all others even though
the projects may be completely
different, with one on a much
smaller scale. Otherwise the
investor not receiving the same
benefits could claim they were
being discriminated against, and
file a dispute with a global trade
body.

Mr Smith, though, said he did
not “see any impact” on the~
Heads of Agreement process
from the EPA and WTO
processes, as even the EU
nations used incentives and tax
breaks to attract investment.
They also recognised such
regimes were needed to attract
investment by developing coun-
tries such as the Bahamas, and
the package this nation offered
was “pretty standard”.

The US, Mr Smith pointed
out, would not give up its incen-
tive programmes, especially at
the state, city and municipal lev-
els. He added: “The range of
incentives goes way beyond
what we would offer. I don’t’see
them giving that up at all.”

move over EPA services offer

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and the Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB) will facilitate discus-

sions on what should be includ-
ed in this nation’s services offer
for the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU) by host-
ing a training seminar, con-
ducting a survey and possibly
launching a website.

The BFSB’s chief executive
and executive director, Wendy
Warren, told persons attending
a forum on the EPA that it was
important everyone in the busi-
ness and services sector be up to
date on the process.

She said the issue was very

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complex, and they hoped to
provide a dynamic seminar on
the EPA and its potential
impact on exports, goods and
services.

The seminar is expected to.

be held on April 25-27, with

officials from the Caribbean

Regional Negotiating Machin- °
ery (CRNM) in attendance.

Ms Warren said it would be
useful if a website was launched
where questions on the matter
could be fielded, and the
answers posted to benefit
Bahamian businesses.

Progress could also be record- .
ed. en

Hank Ferguson, chairman of
the task force on trade agree-
ments for the Chamber of Com-
merce, said they were not satis-
fied with the way the EPA has.
been dealt with to date. ;

However, he said that con-
sidering the short timeframe,.
rather than sit and complain,
the private sector needed to get
busy to ensure the best services
offer is on the table.

Mr Ferguson noted that a lot
of work has to be done, and
there is a lot of catching up to
do.

He said that although the
Chamber did not have the EPA
talks in its Budget, they were
making additional provisions
due to its importance.

Mr Ferguson added that they
were working to create a sur-
vey to supply feedback from
persons in the industry.



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from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
} you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
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YVONNE PHYLLIS
FOUCHONG, 75





= Grenada will be held on Saturday, April










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friends too numerous to mention.







5:00 p.m.






Crematorium.




FUNERAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS













BERNICE COOPER
DEVEAUX, 89



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Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.






& Ania Taylor, Gregory Jr. and Marc, Melanie & Paul Moxey, Paul





RCE

Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT .

: friends including Lydia Bullard and family, Viola Bodie and family,
? Doris Saunders and family, Hezekiah Saunders and family, Doreen
: Saunders and family, Alice Holmes and family, Roy Bowe and family,
: Francetta Carey and family, Gladys Bowe and family, Carrie McKenzie
: and family, Mary Clarke and family, Francina Bowe and family,
of Bethel Avenue and formerly of : Roselda Humes and family, Mary Dames and family, Elon Barr and
14th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Assembly Hall : family, Vernay and family, Magarita Mackey and family, the King
ae Tohowanes Witnesses South Hall. family, Mary Johnson and family, Esmeralda Rutherford and family,
Edmond Street off Dolphin Drive. :

Officiating will be Bro. Carlton Union Baptist Church family, Bishop Roston & Reverend Althea Davis

and family, the communities of Forbes Hill and Moss Town, Exuma,

She is survived by Three (3) Daughters: : the Union Village family and many others too numerous to mention.

illian, d Josée; 1 Fe ate be :
eee a oe Gy Maeda : Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Percival Fouchong; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Denez Fountain and Eric Craw; :

Six (6) Grandchildren: Isaac, Yan and Fabian Fountain, Demeo and : 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service

Aaron Luke Springer and David Craw and a host of other relatives and : time.

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until

Cremation Services will be conducted by Butlers’ Funeral Homes &

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Rev. David, Dr. John, Emmett and Robert Johnson and families, Rev.
Glenroy Deveaux and family, Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders & the Salem

Crematorium, Emest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until





RONALD EMMANUEL
“SHEIK” PRATT, 96

of Mackey Street and formerly of Old
Bight, Cat Island will be held on
Sey Saturday, April 14th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

§ at East Street Gospel Chapel, #83 East
m Street. Officiating will be Sr. Pastor
S Tom Roberts, J.P., assisted by Elder
Anthony O. Pratt and Pastor Edmund
Dorsett. Interment will follow in the
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.



He is survived by Eight (8) Sons: Reginald, Ronald Jr., LeRoy,
: Simeon, Edward, Anthony, Peter and Paul Pratt; Nine (9) Daughters:

-| of #16 Crepe Myrtle Avenue, Garden : Coralie Odoms, Elnora Cooper, Vernelle Davis, Gloria Thompson,

Hills No | and formerly of Forbes Hill : Janet E. Shearer, Ophelia “OP” Rolle, Paula Pratt, Superintendent of

Exuma will be held on Saturday, April Police Gabrielle Pratt and Sharon Rolle; Two (2) Sisters: Joyce

14th 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at S ion :
Baptist Chusth. o ins ee : Twenty-five (25) Granddaughters; Seven (7) Sons-in-law: Charles
, “ + Odoms, Sidney Cooper, Thaddeus Thompson, John Bain, Pastor Dr.

Saunders assisted by other ministers of James Shearer J.P., Pastor Dencil Rolle and Edgar Rolle; Six (6)

the gospel. Interment will follow in Daughters-in-law: Rosella, Elaine, Hyacinth, Lewisa, Sherrie and

Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. : | ;
: a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

She is survived by One (1) Daughter: : |. ; :
lor: © levi . ‘ : : Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Pe rd a i aed toe op i oS iin acre ye : Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until

Jr., Jeremy, Kelvin & Betsy Taylor, Perez and Ronnie Haven, Valentino 5:00 p.m. On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and at the
and Kelron, Montgomery & Deidre Taylor, Elyana and Alyson, Marvin ; church from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

and Antoinette Taylor, Marvin Jr. and Zachary; other relatives and :

Saunders and Albertha Rahming; Thirty-nine (39) Grandsons;

Mona Pratt; Numerous Great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and



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Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

CHARLES
VINCENT KEMP,
74















of Tarpum Bay, |
Eleuthera will be held at
United Apostolic
Church, Honeycomb

) Street on Saturday, April
“ 14th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating Pastor H. G. Ferguson assisted by
other ministers of the Gospel. Interment follows
in Southern Cemetery, Spikenard and Cowpen
Roads











Left to cherish his memory are his four sons,
James of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Cyril, Chris
and Thomas of Nassau; five daughters, Sylvia,
Dianne, Mae and Karen Kemp of Nassau, and
Lillian Kemp-Jordan of Belle Glade, Florida;
twenty-two grandchildren, Nancy, Linda,
Virginia and Elvis Kemp of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida; Javon, Maureen and fiance’ Evander,
Vincent and fiancee Kendrel, Marysha and
fiance’ Andrew, William and fiancee Lateisha,
Harry, Carlton, Carlean and Itlean, Neisha,
Antonio, Dianna, James, Junior, Deanna and
Melissa of Nassau; Devon Poitier and Neisha
of Miami Florida; nine great grandchildren,
and a host of other relatives and friends.


















Relatives and friends may pay their last respects
at Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road
and Pinedale in the Jasper Suite on Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time.






THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 3

Cedar Crest PSuneral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 ° Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1 944/393-1352

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Iris Mae
Gardiner 64












of Blue Berry Hill, Fox
Hill will be held
10:00a.m. April 14th,
2007 at St. Matthew's
Anglican Church,
Church and Shirley
Street. Officiating
Rev'd. Fr. James |
Moultrie. Interment
follows in Fox Hill Cemetery.

Cherished memory will be held by her
devoted husband, Bernard Gardiner; mother,
Francis McKenzie; son, Kirklyn Gardiner;
daughters, Marsha Bowe, Adrianna
Thompson-Dean and Mavis Gardiner; six
grandchildren, Charity Dean, Melissa and
Marvin Ingraham, Destiny Gardiner, Marcus
Bowe and Romell Rolle; two brothers,
Michael and Leroy Brice; two sisters, Sharon
Brice-Hinds and Beverly Major; one uncle,
Luther Clarke, two sons-in-law, Phillip Bowe
and Edward Dean, sisters-in-law, Doris,
Rosalee and Lillian Gardiner, Viola Morley
and Naomi Edwards; nephews and nieces
and other loyal friends including, Mavis
Carey-Rolle and family, The Roberts family,
Monique Smith and family at The Sports
and Ree Book at Crystal Palace Casino,
The Bethel, Brice and Clarke families, Rev.
Beryl Higgs and Rev'd Fr. Ivan Eldon.






























Relatives and friends may pay their last
respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
from 12 noon to 6:00p.m and on Saturday
at the church from 8:30 am until service
time.









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Stoeeting’s Colonial Mortuary And Crematorium

84 Blue Hill Road ¢ P.O. Box N-8161 ¢ Tel: 325-7867 ° Fax: 325-7867

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FINAL RITES AND BURIAL

Mr. Cyril "CB" Brice, Age 49

3 Solider Road.



Sharon and Beverly Brice, Tilla Stuart, Murlence McQueen,
Kenneth and Henry Grant, Ruthmae Poitier, Raymond and
Corrine Francis, Ezra Curry, Curline Brice of Florida, The Rt.

at the Church until service time.

a resident of Palm Beach Street, :
will be held on Saturday 14th April :
2007 at Bethel Baptist Church :
| Meeting Street at II :00 a.m. :
Officiating will be Rev. Timothy :
— Stewart and Associate Ministers. :
H Interment will follow in the :
| Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, :

" Left to cherish his memory are his :
wife, Adreanna Brice; stepson, :
George Hanna; four sisters, Shirley :
Nixon of Freeport, Caroline Brice- :
Braithwaite, Virginia Gray and :
Genevieve Adderley; four brothers, :
Franklyn, Moiick, Paul and Kenneth Brice; two aunts, Anetta :
"Nettie" Flowers of Rokers Point, Exuma and Aurelia Brice; :
daughter-in-law, Delmethric Hanna, Eleven; sisters-in-law, Elaine, : |. . “ta "(CRae" Bai
ae Alanna and Melanie Brice, Estine Rahming, Jennie : sisters-in-law, Jelita "Gee" Bain of Freeport, Olga Brown and
Mae Major, Inslee Rolle, Cindy Ferguson, Laverne Williams, :
Manie, Terry and Joan Rolle; nine brothers-in-law, Roger Nixon, : : : ; ;
Werial Pidiuaie Shelton Gray, Albert, Michael and aan Lamara Bain, Shaundica Johnson and Sonja Moultrie;
Rolle, Patrick Williams, Randolph and Bishop David Ferguson; ! : : ‘
numerous ‘nieces and ea Melanie oe. of Breeoout Stevano Cooper and Caleb Moultrie; grandnieces, Piasha
Camille Wong and Sonia Gillette of Chicago Illinois, Sean Carter, :
Paulette Roach of Freeport, Bonnie McKinney, Andranique and :
Phiora Evans, Shenika Astwood, Yoricka, Yorick Jr., Lanique, : : and
Maximus, Demeico, Damian and Sophia Brice, Shelton, Charlie : Charles and Mrs. Dean and family of Miami, Mr. and Mrs.
and Sherry Gray, Tonya Newton, Cleo Hepburn, Nathaniel "Bolo" :
Neely, Ollie and Monique Sands, Peaches Ferguson, Shakira :
| Ferguson, Derrenique Munnings, Jenea Major, Cynthia Williams, :
, fhemesia, Beanca and Megan Beneby and Cheryl Mcphee; :
grand nieces and nephews, Kevinique, Kevin, Acacia, Alicia, :
Annika and Shamika and a host of other Relatives and friends !
| Including, Mae Flowers, Elijah Jr., Benjamin, Kenneth, Whitney, :
Sharlamae, Annamae, Alfred, Warren, Gwendolyn and Michael
Brice, Essiemae, Rufus, Vernice and Vincent Curry, Leroy, :

FULL MILITARY HONOURS FOR
INSPECTOR WILLIAM EDMUND BROWN,
PRINCIPAL OFFICER OF
HER MAJESTY'S PRISON

will be held at St. Agnes Parish,
Baillou Hill Road on Saturday,
April 14 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown, assisted by Rev'd Fr.
Bernard Been and Canon Warren
Rolle. Interment will follow in St..
Agnes' Cemetery, Nassau Street..

He is survived by his wife, Leanna
Brown; son, William Jr.; daughters,
Gia and Krystal; brothers,
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown and
Robert Brown; aunt, Doris Dean;



Ethel Johnson; brother-in-law, Lorenzo Bain of Freeport;
nephews, Doyle Roberts, Michael and Ian Brown; nieces,

grandnephews, Laquon Bain, Jabari Roberts, Steven and

Roberts and Neucasha Greene; niece-in-law, Natasha Roberts;
best friend, Angus Bullard; godchildren, Brenette Dean and
Tara*e Smith; other relatives and friends and including Rev.

Henry Dean and family of Ohio, Vincent Dean of Miami,
Mayzelle McKenzie of Miami, Lillian Newbold, Euterpie |
Newbold, Dorothy Adams, Gregory Dean, Brenery and Brandon
Pickering, Doris and Donald Stubbs, Rose Colebrooke and
family, Gordon Colebrooke, Carla Cole and family, Judy Hills
of Fort Lauderdale, Thomas and Marinda Smith, Marilyn
Bullard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Knowles, Mr. and
Mrs. John Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Arginal Lamm and family, Kevin
and Laverne Hanna, Kenneth Thompson, Sammy, Deborah

: Brooks, Lorraine Seymour, Betty Simms, Christine and Paula
‘ Cunningham, Garnel Kemp, Linda Adderley, Terran Fulford,
» & i : - : Tony Gaitor, Chief Inspector Andrew Rolle, Andrew
Hon. Perry Christie, the Culmersville Community, especially :
the Poiter's, the Moores Ave. West and the Valley Boy's families :

who are asked to bring along their Musical Instruments. : friends may pay their last respects at Sweeting's Colonial

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's Mortuary and Crematorium, Baillou Hill Road from 10:00

Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from :
10.00md on Friday until 6.00am and on Saturday from 9.30 p.m. }

Pennerman, Ethel Brown and Elvis Carey.

a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. until funeral time at the church.



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RELIGION

Thursday, April 12, 2007 °PG 5



‘If the tomb could speak’

@ By PASTOR DEANZA
A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pasior,
Christ Community Church

very year the Christian world

inmost what is nor-

mally referred to as Holy

Week — a time of renewal, a celebra-

tion of the greatest sacrifice and evi-
dence of love, grace and mercy.

But what if the empty tomb of Jesus
could speak this morning? What
would it say to the follower of Christ
as he looks inside?

What would it say in this season of
politics?

What would it say in this season of
increasing crime?

What would it say about the wors-
ening Middle East crises that has no
apparent solution?

What would it say to us in a com-
munity of growing cultural arrogance,
religious bigotry and ecclesiastical
foolishness? Because of space, two
quick thoughts.

Firstly, if the tomb could speak, it
would say “Rejoice”.

Rejoice because the price of our
redemption has been accepted by
God. Jesus is alive and because He is
alive we have hope.

In one weekend, God dealt with the
three biggest problems of mankind:
sin, death and judgment.

e Jesus Christ dealt with our sin by
dying on the cross.

e He dealt with death by rising
from the dead.

e And He dealt with judgment by
giving us the righteousness of God. So
no one who has placed his or her faith
in Jesus Christ has to fear judgment
for he or she has been declared right-
eous.

Anyone, despite what he or she has
done, is declared righteous once they
have placed their faith in Jesus Christ,
the risen Lord. This is something to
rejoice about.

Jesus, in Luke 10:20, had to remind
His disciples about the real need to
rejoice. He said to them, “don’t
rejoice because demons are subject to
you, but because your names are writ-
ten in heaven”. Is your name written
there?

But we should also rejoice because
all the promises of God are possible.
A dead Saviour would mean no ful-
filled promises. But because Jesus is
alive, every promise that He made
will be fulfilled. It may look bleak, but
your victory is possible if you only

inally, we ought to rejoice because

ve can fulfill our purposes in life.





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@ PASTOR DEANZA CUNNINGHAM

You will not die until you fulfill your
purpose even if God has to raise you
from the dead. You will finish the
course.

Secondly, if the tomb could speak, 1
would say, “Use your power and
authority”.

Paul wrote this in Ephesians 2:4-6,
“But God, who is rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which
He loved us, even when we were dead
in trespasses, made us alive together
with Christ (by grace you have been
saved) and raised us up together, and
made us sit together in the heavenly
places in Christ Jesus.”

Do you understand what you just
read? Paul said that by the power of
the Spirit, we are in union with Jesus
Christ and as members of His body
we are united to Him and share His
resurrection life and power.

As a believer, you are the possessor
of God's incomparable resurrecuion
power.

Paul was so excited ahaut thie

truth

(FILE photo)

that he could not find words to ade-
quately describe the power in the
believer so he said it is exceedingly
great power, it is mighty power, it is
energizing power and authority.

As a follower of Christ you have
power and authority to rise up from
anything which has you in a tomb.

e You can rise from disease.

¢ You can rise from poverty

¢ You can rise from failure

¢ You can rise from the power of sin

e You can rise from being under the
feet of people, who seek to dominate,
intimidate and manipulate you.

Because you have power and
authority, you can dream dreams big-
ger than you ever have: dreams that
only you and God will believe
because 1f God gave you that dream,
it Shall come to pass.

You have the power to resurrect the
dead things im vour life — dead reia-
tionships can be resurrected, dead



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dead dreams and visions can be resur-
rected.

It is not over until you are dead.
And even then, your children can
make your dream a reality. But you
must believe in your power and
authority.

Miracles are waiting to be manifest-
ed, but the power in you must be
energized and the energy for your
power and authority is your faith in
the resurrected Christ.

When I was a child growing up on
Crooked Island, they used a lot of
dynamite to acquire fill to build the
roads, but dynamite without energy is
powerless. So they would connect
wires to the dynamite, put it in a hole
and then at a distance touch the poles
on a battery. Then there was an explo-
sion and then it would be easier to get
the fill.

We believers are like dynamite — we
pack power but unless fire is placed to
the dynamite, it is just latent power.

The fire that activates your dyna-
mite is the Holy Spirit and when you
allow Him by faith to fill you and con-
trol you — ain’t no stopping you.

The tomb says, “Use your power
and authority” because God’s incom-
parable power and authority is in you.
Therefore you ought not to run from
any storm because it is when the odds
are against you that God’s greatest
power is demonstrated on your
behalf.

Jesus was sealed in the grave, but at
the appointed time the incomparable
power of God raised Him from the
dead. And He will do the same for
you. It does not matter what state you
are in, the power within you can bring
you out.

Be encouraged.

¢ Christ Community Church is a
community of people cultivating the
spirit of the Acts. Located on Bellot
Road, off Faith Avenue, Christ
Community Church seeks to bring
glory to God and to continue the
redemptive-evangelistic and disciple-
ship ministry of Jesus Christ through
the utilization of a multiplicity of
methodologies.

We are a community of Christ fol-
lowers that value true worship, family
centeredness, moral purity, biblical
measurement, evangelistic boldness,
social responsibility, passionate com-
mitment to Jesus Christ and the pur-
suit of excellence. For further informa-
tion regarding this article or for times
of corporate worship, please call our
aurciys office ut 301-8782 ° 301-2848

‘ eemmail us at ccebahuntas@coral-

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RELIGION

The Tribune

‘When I see the blood’

@ By MATTHEW ALLEN

by Moses as God instructed him. This was not

just another religious act, but rather an act of
obedience that would save and cause the deliver-
ance of the children of Israel from Egyptian’s
bondage.

This Passover also pointed to the coming of
Yeshuwa Messiah who is the ultimate sacrificial
lamb for man’s sin and their deliverance from the
enemy’s bondage and should never be taken lightly.

When we really study the Passover of Exodus we
will clearly see that as the death angel visited the
land of Egypt where the children of Israel were
held in bondage, that as a result of the lamb or
goat’s blood being applied to the two side posts and
on the upper door post of the Israelites homes.
when the death angle saw the blood he passed over
their homes en-route to smite the Egyptians homes.

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a
token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see
the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall
not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the
land of Egypt.

If we are truly a God fearing Christian nation
who are always pleading and applying the blood
upon every situation, how is it that this spirit of
crime, violence and death is so rampant throughout
our land? As a people we’re more steeped and
committed to our religion and tradition rather than
having a disciplined relationship with Father
Yahweh through His Son Yeshuwa Messiah.
Therefore all of the religious leaders and church-
folks can come together to plead and apply the
blood as much as they want; this spirit of crime, vio-
lence and death sees the land as that of the
Egyptians.

In keeping the Passover, Moses was instructed
that even the foreigners/strangers among Israel’s
community were to obey the word of God or else
Israel would suffer the consequences.

Exodus 12:19 - During those seven days, there
must be no trace of yeast in your homes. Anyone
who eats anything made with yeast during this week

[: Exodus 12:1-51, the Passover was instituted







@ PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
(FILE photo)

will be cut off from the community of Israel. These
same regulations apply to the foreigners living with
you, as if they had been born among you.

Wow! This portion of the scripture must have just
been added to the bible because I know that our
educated governmental and religious leaders would
have clearly understood well in advance what God
had said to Moses. The hardest spirit to drive out is
the one that you’ve invited in.

As a nation we’ve invited and have bend over
backwards to foreign investors who have come with
their many gods, religions, traditions and rituals

which we've accepted because of their money as we
serve and worship the god of tourism.

It’s just amazing to see how a people who claim to
know so much can ignorantly suffer in many areas
of their lives. Everywhere you go throughout this
country one can hear scriptures being quoted, con-
ferences, seminars, workshops or revivals being
held and yet the people return to their religious
ways of life.

Things will begin to turn around in this country
when we really get a revelation of the Blood of
Yeshuwa Messiah, its significance and its power;
and as we turn from our religious hypocritical way
and commit to becoming disciples (doers) and not
mere hearers of His word.

What can wash away our sins?

Nothing but the blood of Yeshuwa Messiah.

What can make us whole again?

Nothing but the blood.

As a nation we’re good at worshipping Him with
our lips and many words, but the reality of the mat-
ter is that our hearts are far from Him. When it
comes to quoting the scriptures we are very good,
but faithfully living the scriptures is our problem;
this is the reason why the enemy can do as he pleas-
es, because he knows that these people are not
faithfully committed to God’s word as they’ve got
all kinds of bitterness, strife, unforgiveness, hatred,
etc; in their hearts.

So before you go pleading and applying the
blood, examine yourself to make sure that your
heart is not contaminated with these works of the
flesh. Otherwise your pleading, applying, binding
and rebuking is in vain.

There’s power in the Blood.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and I along with the fam-
ily of Kingdom Minded Fellowship Centre
International, every Sunday Morning @10:30am and
Thursday Nights @7:30pm at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditorium for more of God's
powerful word. For questions or comments contact
us via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or telephone
351.7368/441.2021.

-Anti-Mormon group gives away
DVDs in effort to sway members

PHOENIX (AP) — A group opposed to The Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distributed 18,000
copies of a film designed to sway Mormons to quit.
' The DVDs of “Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith” were
handed out in Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Snowflake, Taylor
and Tucson, said Jim Robertson, executive director of
Concerned Christians, an organization largely made up
of former Mormons. The film contrasts the teachings of
Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints founder Joseph
Smith.

Smith, considered a prophet by Mormons, said God
miraculously empowered him to translate the sacred

alan. Koro mm cYAcmtiletnlolerss
of our church one iota.

They’re strong enough
in their own beliefs.”

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Book of Mormon from golden plates. Smith revised —
and in his view corrected — large sections of the Bible.

“We're not against the Mormon people,” said
Robertson, a former Mormon who founded the organi-
zation 35 years ago. “If we hated the Mormons, we’d let
them stew in their own juices.”

Don Evans, an LDS church spokesman in Arizona,
said Robertson is on a lifetime crusade to attack the
denomination.

“It won't faze members of our church one iota.”
Evans said. “They're strong enough in their own
beliefs.”



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Soa ep

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

“Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition.”

7th Terrace, Collins Avenue * (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 * Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

ROOSEVELT TONY
"Keyman" DELANCY, 55

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held
on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 3:30pm
§ at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
s& Street. Officiating will be Rev.
Timothy Stewart, assisted by
Associate Ministers. Interment will
follow in The Western Cemetery.

| Left to cherish his loving and fond
memories are his mother, Martha
Delancy of New York; wife, Serena

Delancy; children, Brian Delancy of

Rhode Island, New York, Natasha Newbold, Nethera Lloyd, P.C.
#2893 Eucal Delancy, Natalia and Hiram Delancy; step son, Clovis
Fyisnime; daughter-in-law, Sona Delancy of Rose Island; son-in-
law, Averille Lloyd; grandchildren, Javon Major, Averille Lloyd and
Javar Newbold; sisters, Isadora and Joanne Delancy; brothers, Bruce,
Kenneth, Duke Delancy and Michael Bowe; sister-in-law, Bernadette
Buchanan; brothers-in-law, Arthur, Anthony and Ignatius Buchanan;
sister-in-law, Rose Buchanan; nieces, Tatum Wilson, Anisha and
Tiffany Delancy, Taurean and Elizabeth Bowe, April and Anastacia
Buchanan; nephews, Lamont and Deangelo Delancy, Michael Jr.,
Mathan, Nathaniel and Micah Bowe, and Dominique Williams,
Stephen Woodside, Malcolm Adderley, Andre and Arthur Buchanan;
aunts, Bessy Colebrooke; uncle, Kenneth Delancy; cousins, Judy,
Sharon, Arthur, Stephen, Dwight and Rev. Robert Colebrooke,
Carmetta Hart, Bernice, Frances, Bruce, Constance Penn, Anthony
Austin, Joe, Hilton, Phill, Lucille McDonald, Lulamae Munnings,
Thomas Rolle, Eric, Paula, Jackie, Debbie and Jackie Bethel, Elsadia
an Clement Penn, Ethel Lewis, Violet Bethel, Rev. Delbert Bethel,
Pearline Johnson, Rev. Prince Saunders, Junior Hepburn, Jane
Fernander, Pat Johnson, Eunice and Walter Rose, John Adderley,
Marsha March; a host of other relatives and friends including, Mrs
Ismae Rahming and family, Florabell Penn and family, Shirley
Sturrup, Alexis Hanna, Cecil Bain and family, Dorothy Bethel and
family, Winifred Oliver and family, the staff of the College of The
Bahamas, the staff of St. Agnes Pre-School, Pinewood Garden
Community, Fort Fincastle Community, Farm Road Community,
Shell Saxons Superstars and One Family Junkanoo Groups, Major
Inn Crew, the Boys at King and Queen Barber Shop and many other
too numerous to mention.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Friday from 10am
to Spm, on Saturday from 10am to 2pm and at the church from
2:30pm until service time.

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CGvergreen
rtuary

Mackey Street ¢ P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-341-6451 ¢ Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

BENJAMIN
PATRICK
KNOWLES, 39

of #29 Christie Avenue will be

held on Saturday at Chapel on

The Hill at 1 I :00 a.m.

Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
| Genius Wells. Interment will
| follow at Ebenezer Cemetery,
| Shirley Street.

/ Left to cherish fond memory
are his adopted parents, Joseph
and Hazel Knowles; sisters, Winifred Allen, Vernencha
Nesbitt, Donnamae Knowles of Miami Florida and Vandamae
Rolle; aunts, Nellie Knowles, Ennah, Ada and Peolda Rolle;
sister-in-law, Veronica Knowles; brothers-in-law, John Nesbitt
and Robert Allen; nieces, Jennifer Knowles-Miller, Anishka
Allen-Rolle, Roberta Allen-Greene, Princess Allen and Patsy
Knowles; nephews, Jethro and Dwight Knowles, Robert
Knowles, Jr., Jermaine and Alpachino Allen, Pedro Miller,
Othello Greene and Christopher Rolle; grand nieces, Julienne
Knowles of Belize, Britney Curtis, Nikki Missick, Jenae
Knowles, Oprah and Opal Greene, Kevyia and Kayvia Godet;
grand nephews, Shabbass and Jermaine Allen Jr., David and
Brandon Knowles; Other Relatives and friends including,
Roosevelt and Keith Finley, Berthamae Thompson, Barbara
Romer, McAllen, Rodwell, Joel and Colon Knowles, Naomi
Symonette, Angela Achara, Kathleen Warren, Ervin and
Daniel Knowles, the Fox and Adams families, Carmetta.
Rolle and family, Doralyn Rolle and family, Mervin Rolle
and family, Naomi Curtis and family, Mildred Darville and
family, the Rolle family of Rolleville Exuma, Fairlyn Smith
and family, Deloris Rolle and family, Idell Rolle and family,
Laverne Rolle and family, The Chapel On The Hill family,
Virgil Bowe and family, the Christie Avenue Park Family,
Back Yard Boyz, Teko Brown, Derek Hudson, Herbert
Wallace, Gloria Allen and family, Nassau Beach and Coral
Towers Taxi Cab families and the nurses and doctors of the
Princess Margaret Hospital.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m. and again at the church from 10:00 a.m. until
service time.





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CLEMENT ANTHONY
SMITH, 51



Southern Cemetery.

Corraine Johnson.

p.m.

Cm o~ a :
— KRurtiss Memorial Mortuary
Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020° Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

of First Street, Coconut Grove and :
formerly of Seymour's, Long
Island, will be held on Saturday :
: at 10:00 a.m. at Christ The King :
@m Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park :
Awe West. Officiating will Fr. Rodney :
) Burrows, assisted by other:
ministers. Interment will be in The :

: Soldier Road.

He is survived by three daughters, Deandrea Smith Archer, :
Latoya McQueen and Lashan; one son, Zhivargo; three :
grandchildren, Elkeno and Kendricka McQueen and Sonet :
Archer; three sisters, Idella Delancey, Margaret Morley and :
Harriet Ferguson; three brothers, Norman, Fred and Nathan :
Isaac Smith; two uncles, Eldon and Mervin Smith of Valwood
Brandon, Florida; four aunts, Irene and Eunice Adderley,
Olive and Angie Smith; nephews, Christopher, Kendrick, :
Ivan Morley, Norman Jr., Shawn, Donald, Dario, Shaquell :
Smith and Nathan Isaac Jr.; nieces, Pearline Morley, Francina, :
Tessica, Sheena, Carrie, Sonia, Phillipha Wilson, Michelle :
and Kendal Delancey; cousins, Daniel, Rural, Joseph, Israel, :
Rexville, Arlington, Timothy, Jan, Ellis, Junior, Harvey, :
Dereck and Moses Smith, Lawrence, William, Sidney, :
Anthon, Romeo, James, Tommy, Clifford, Wilton, Addison :
and Christopher Adderlely, Joanna, Cynthia, Eva, Doreen, :
Sharon, Audrey, Jacqueline, Allison, Leena and Ruth Smith, :
Ivy, Maxine, Linda, Marie, Joy, Elma and Gloria Adderley, :
Charlene Carey, Jane Forbes of Fort Lauderdale, Aniska :
Rolle, Edna McQueen of Pompano Beach, Florida, Ada :
Miller, Mavis and Elizabeth Knowles, Avilda Dorsett, :
Lullamae and Etline Bethel; sons-in-law, Kenrick McQueen :
and Keno Archer; host of other relatives and friends including :
Melvina Adderley, Elizabeth Farquharson, Jennifer Morley, :
Pressie, Lesley Gaitor, Micklewhite, Witty Pratt, Althea and ;
Edna Morley, Antonio Major, Robert Farquharson, Gloria :
Munroe, James Pratt, Chris Reckley, Clement Johnson and :
: The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
: Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00
The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson :
Road and Fifth Street, on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 :
p.m. and.at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 :

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VICTORIA
FERGUSON-BAIN, 42




































of Lincoln Boulevard and formerly:
of Acklins, will be held on,
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary *
Deliverance Church, East Street
South. Officiating will be Pastor
Robert Gardiner, assisted by Pastor
Ivry Johnson. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens,


















She is survived by her mother, Beulah Smith; three sons,
Temeko, Jason and Jerome; two daughters, Jaytoria and
Kentrell; special friend, Ken Cartwright; eight sisters,
Charlotte Dorsett, Veronica Gordon, Winifred Woods, Queenie
Newry, Dorothy Williamson, Susanne Johnson, RoseMary
Ferguson and Mary Ferguson; |2 brothers, Carl and Anthony
Smith, Jerome Dorsett, Nathaniel, Oral, Lerenao, Javon,
Jeremiah, Herman Jr., Robert, Franklyn and James Ferguson;
her estranged husband, Jason Bain; four aunts, Sylvia, Betty,
Perline and Paula; four uncles, John, Roy, David and
Alexander Wilson; 14 nieces, Tanya, Terez, Shanika, Latoyia,
Latia, Hensia, Kristi, Davinya, Celesta, Tasha, Natoya,
Camille, Bella-Antionique and Jamaria; 15 nephews, Terrell,
Shawn, Dominique, Samuel, James Jr., Joshua, Bayobine
Jr., Darrin Jr., Christopher, Valentino, Shervin, Rashad,
Anthonio, Jerome Jr. and Saylo; numerous other nieces and
nephews; four brothers-in-law, Pastor James Newry, Pastor
Robert Gardiner, Deacon Darrin Woods and Bayobine
Gordon, three sisters-in-law, Thelma and Natasha Smith and
Paula Neeley; host of other relatives and friends including
Kahazia, Andrea, Terry, Stephanie, Linda, Doreen, Monique,
Patricia, Williamae Braynen, Vandette, Sarah Gardiner,
Principal Officer of Her Majesty Prison, Sargent Edith
Gardiner, Bee and family, Nicolette Harris, Marcia, Jaunita
and Pastor Robert Gardiner, Melva Marshall and family,
Paula Neeley, Stacey and The Shipton Group family.

p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until
service time.



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WILLARD "BILL"
SMITH, 80













Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cay, Exuma

KRurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020° Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ° 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

Funeral Services For

Road and Fifth Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00
: p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until service
: time.

of Hillside Estates and formerly of :
Black Point, Exuma, will be held :
on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at:
Maranatha Seventh-Day Adventist :
Church, Prince Charles Drive. :
Officiating will be Pastor Eric D. :
“} Clarke and Pastor Dr. H. A. Roach. :
Interment will be made in:

He is survived by two daughters, Rochelle Smith and Icelee :
Smith-Banks of New York, grandchildren, Tristian Daniels, :
Brittany, Donovan Smith, Cheyenne Banks, Raven and i
RainSky Shokralla; three brothers, Jarvis, Albert and Wendell
Smith of Miami, Florida; five sisters, Florine Smith of Staniel :
Cay, Exuma, Shirley Culmer, Constance, Inez and Icelee :
Smith; nephews, George Delancey, Steven Smith of North :
Kero, Cecil Thompson, Anthony, Harry, Davie, Kirk and :
Alfred Smith, Kingsley Smith, Sgt. 1545 Ivan Shephard, :
Kevin, Calvin and Bradley Culmer, Steven Philip, Clifton :
and Harrison Smith, Christopher Rolle, Barry Seymour, Alexis :
Smith of Miami, Florida, Kelly Smith and Mario; nieces, :
Lillian Ferguson, Willamae, Michelle and Cynthia Smith, :
Judy Rolle, Donnalee Miller of Deep Creek, Eleuthera, :
Dorciemae Rolle of Black Point, Exuma, Eleanor Smith of }
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Helen, Agnes and Linda Smith, :
Karen and Monique, Gayle Smith of Miami, Florida, Joan :
Rolle, Tangeler and Kimberley Ferguson, Cathy, Nikie and :
Martha Smith, Simone Smith of London, Angie Lemmanor :
of Washington D.C., Jan Smith of Atlanta and Terry Rolle of :
Miami, Florida; two aunts, Millie and Missy Robinson; two
uncles, Walter Robinson and Roy Rolle; cousins, Gloria :
Wilson, Corrine, Lorretta, Curly, Valderine, Birdie, Curlene :
Williams, Rosenal Bodie, Myrtle and Lizzie Black, Suzie :
Rolle, Rose and Idel Brown, three sisters-in-law, Martha, :
Faye and Theresa Smith of Miami, Florida; one brother-in- i
law, George Smith; numerous other relatives and friends }
including Pastor Eric D. Clarke, Pastor Dr. H. A. Roach, Cecil :
Cartwright, Dr. Cargill, the nurses and doctors at Male Surgical :
I, the communities of Black Point, Staniel Cay and Farmer's :
. : p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until
: service time.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson :

' THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 9



















RIKEYA
SMITH-JOHNSON, 22






























"eof Pinewood Gardens, will be held
me oon Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Judaea
©§) Baptist Church, Tonique Williams
Darling Highway. Officiaing Rev.
Dr. Marina P. Sands, assisted by
—) other ministers of the goepel.
Interment will be in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.








She is survived by her children, Samiya, Samuel II and
Rashad; grandmother, Minister Keva Johnson; two sisters,
Rickeyla Stanley and Nickia; grandfather, Mr. Percy Smith;
aunts, Herman Sturrup, Kimberley Davis, Gidget Braynen
Melanie Hall, Margo Wilson, Sylvia, Sharon, Debbie and
Jackie; uncles, Kevin, Warren, Van, Dereck, Dwayne and
Vaughn Johnson, Franklyn Sturrup, Dr. Rickey Davis, David
Braynen Jr. and Michael Smith; grandaunts, Enid Cox, Telator
Strachan and Barbara Barnes; granduncle, Eddie Moxey;
cousins, T'Shura Johnson and Kedar Henry, Tia and Wayde
Rolle, Akira, Frankia and Franklyn Sturrup Jr., Abdul Johnson,
Sharmareka and Keneisha Davis; baby Daniel Braynen, Gralyn
and Tanya Martin, Warrennique, Warrentiesha, Hermean,
Hermanique, Warren Jr., Glendia and Glendricka Johnson;
other relatives including Una Curtis I, Sandra, Carolyn, Leroy,
Simeon, Wayne Strachan, Leon and The Honourable Melanie
Griffin, Natasha Strachen, Denise Barnes-Rolle, Latoya and
Nikolas Barnes, Celine Griffin, Una II, Randolph II and
Uranda Curtis, Natasha Johnson and Christopher Rolle, Edwin
and Devon Moxey, Pearl and Charles Moxey II, Phillip Moxey
and Pearl Moxey; relatives from Miami, Florida; special
friends, Samuel Brown Sr., Armela, Mona, Reggitina and
Phillip Brown and a host of cousins and friends from Miami,
Florida.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00



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iverside Qyuneral Chapel
| “Where the river lies still.
24 HOURS A DAY
“Serving The Bahamas With Pride”
FRANK M. Cooprr - Funeral Director
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Cockburn Town
San Salvador, Bahamas
Telephone:
(242) 331-2642

Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Box GT 2305
Nassax, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellular: (242) 395-8931

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ANNA CHRISTINA RECKLEY 80





of United Estate, San Salvador will |
be held on Saturday 14th April, 2007 |
at 2:00 p.m., at St. John's Native ;
Baptist Church. Officiating will be |
Pastor Ulrick Butler, Rev. Jonathan :
Knowles assisted by other ministers |
of the gospel. Interment will follow ;
in San Salvador Public Cemetery. |

Left to cherish her memory are her |
husband, Pastor Hernix Reckley; :
children, Sgt. 1049 Daniel Reckley |
and Betty, Charles and Lydia |
Reckley, Sherman and Tamicko |
Reckley, Ivy Storr, Eula and Patrick |
Edwards, and Dora Reckley; |
seventeen grandchildren, Antoinette :
(Eric) Wilmot, Granlin and Ian Edwards, Kendal Rolle, Dario, :
Zondervan (Glenette), Rochelle, Lithera, Tenisha, Sharon, Alex, |
Jamal, Javon, Varian, Dalton, Charles Jr., and Valentino Reckley;
seven great grandchildren, Eryn and Ethan Wilmot, Lataerio Young, |
Ciera Sands, Kobe and Kayanna Rolle; two brothers, Anvil Lightfoot |
and Samuel Storr of Nicholls Town Andros; one sister, Clementina |
Storr; brothers-in-law, Clifton and Bernard Storr, Henry and Osbourne
Reckley; sister-in-law, Pamela, Catherine, Muriel (from Nicholls :
Town, Andros), Alvera and Sarah Storr, Venus and Mae Reckley, and
Ruby Lightfoot; numerous nieces and nephews including, Austin, :



Lloyd and Astrid, Michael and Agnes, and Bethsada Jones, Elva and
Perdo Neely, Anderson and Ava, Erica, Faye, Vendella, Maybeline, :
Alexander, Terrance and Janet, Gregory and Cindy, Neil and Neisha, |
Renard and Janet, Craig, Regina, Tanya, Lionel, Clee, Jethro, Lorna, |
Angela, Alfreda, Melva, and Lynden Storr, Freda and Charles Rolle, i
Anastasia and Edward Burrows, Leslie and Dedry Rolle, Sidney and |
Nechia McIntosh, Jackie Lightfoot, Casnell and Jill Higgs, and |
Frances Johnson; other relatives and friends including: Georgina and ;
Helen Reckley, Rev. Ulrick Butler and family, Leanne Edgecombe |
and family, Eulease Storr and family, Vivian Joseph and family, :
Macey Hunt and family, Rev. Leo Jones and family, Rev. Nathaniel :
Walker and family, Mabel Williams and family, Muriel Williams and :
family, Minerva, Marina and Juanita Benson, Ruth Nairn, Isadora,
Violet and Nancy Storr and family, Susille Anderson and family, |
Eloise Lightfoot and family, Earl Black and family, Bertram Forbes |
and family, Matilda Williams and family, Hazel Edgecombe and :

family, Adlaine Virgil and family, Eric Hall and family, Granville |

: Thelzina Coakley and family of Nassau, Dr. Hall, Nurse Clarke and

: Thompson, Lisa Robinson, Francina Micklewhyte, Theresa Culmer,
: Desiree Knowles, Gustane Thompson, Lindsey and Olivia Galloway,

! Marvin, Chuck, Troy, Travis, Henry, Orientheo and Shane Thompson,

! Thompson, Eric and Claenda Cooper and family, other family and

: Thompson and family, Minister Leonard Culmer and family, Erdman

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and George Lightfoot and family, Doreen Black, Rosemary Hunt,
Edwin Bulter and family, Emily Smith and family, Carrie Fernander
and family, Uricka Knowles and family, Idell Jones and family,
Ednald Thompson, Millicent Williams and family, Clifford Fernander
and family, Carriemae Hunt and family, Joyce Hanna and family,
Perry and Rosalie Strachan and family, Harvey and Betsy Morris
and family, Lyrone and Clarice Gibson and family, Michael and Lilly
Knowles and family, Quincy and Betty Poitier and family, Rodney
and Velda Knowles, Karen Fernander and Denise Jones (NIB), Bert
Deveaux and family, Shavonne Marshall, Gloria Rolle of Nassau,











Nurse Jones, Bishop Michael Symonette and family, Pastor Mavis
Major and family, The Holy Cross Anglican Church family, The St.
John's Native Baptist Church family, Zion Baptist Church family,
Rev. Jonathan Knowles and the members of Fellowship in Christ
Baptist Church, and the entire community of San Salvador.




Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral Chapel,
Bimini Avenue from Friday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from. 12:00 noon until service.













. of North Point Eleuthea will be
held on Saturday 14th April 2007
at 10:00 a.m. at the Bible Truth
1 Hall. Interment Will follow in
1 Margaret View Cemetery, North
{1 Palmetto Point, Eleuthera,
| Bahamas.
Memory will forever linger in the
hearts of his two daughters,
Summer Thompson, and Tamila
Thomas of Stuart Florida; one son,
Hayward Thompson; two
grandchildren, Tamia and Kade
_| Thomas of Stuart Florida; one
‘| brother, Ronald Thompson of
Exuma; five sisters, Elizabeth
Knowles, Minister Ada Sands,
Diana and Nora Thompson and
Naomi Galloway of West Palm Beach; son-in-law, Dave Thomas;
three sister-in-law, Daisy, Henrietta and Valarie Thompson; three
brother-in-law, McArthur Knowles, Doyle Sands and Noel Galloway;
six aunts, Hanna-Carey, Rowena and Addie Culmer, Louise Sands,
Prescola Stuart and Ena Thompson; nieces, Mercianna and Sharon



























Dawn Sands and Jazhara Taylor; nephews, Herbert, Edwin, Nathaniel,





Henry and Franklyn Knowles and Davin Sands; other relatives; Katy




friends including: Mr. Peter Christie and Co., Jeff Clarke, Frank
Cooper, Gerald Culmer, Oscar Sands, Florence and Tammy Hendricks
of Stuart Florida, Bertha, Eula, and Judy Culmer and Evelyn Stuart,
Sherman Culmer and family, Mervin Culmer and family, Jason







Deal and family, Coby Dience.




Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral Chapel,
Bimini Avenue from Friday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00 am. until service.








The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, April 12, 2007 ° PG 11

‘Blessed are those who have
not seen and have believed’

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

his coming Sunday we will
sk the Gospel of how
Christ first appeared to his
disciples. Like Thomas, each of us is
asked to make a decision. Do we
believe that Jesus Christ is God? Our
immediate answer might be, “Of
course I believe. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t
be here.” Well, there may be more to
it than that.

If we believe Jesus was God and
that He rose from the dead then, like
the apostles, we agree to follow Him
and keep His commandments and
that’s a decision that’s difficult to
embrace.

A few years ago this same question
was asked by the late Peter Jennings,
the news anchorman for ABC televi-
sion. He hosted a documentary that
explored the topic, “Was Jesus Christ
God?” He interviewed a number of
so-called experts and they all gave
opinions.

Some rather famous experts on this
topics weren’t invited. Pope John
Paul wasn’t there. No one mentioned
any of the comments made by Mother
Teresa while she was alive. Finally,
while many agreed Jesus was a holy
man and a fine individual, they decid-
ed He was not God. The conclusions
arrived at by Jennings’ panel are not
unique.

‘Intimacy with God — the Secret to Continual Victory’

THE members of Healing Communicators Toastmasters Club 7178
kicked off Club 7178 week and the Club's third quarter by worshipping
together at New Destiny Baptist Cathedral with pastor, Bishop Delton D
Fernander, and members. The theme was "Intimacy with God - the
Secret to Continual Victory”. The Club also hosted a 10am anniversary
banquet where they honoured their past 10 club presidents. The club also
hosted a communication and leadership worship for teen girls where 60
girls from various schools listened attentively and learned from speakers
such as TM Duquesa Dean, a Ciub 7178 past president and past division
governor, who spoke on effective communication; Veronica Owens, per-
manent secretary in the Ministry of Education, who spoke on education
and goal setting and Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and
Community Development, who spoke on abusive relationships and other
social ills. Over the past few years Club 7178 has made remarkable strides
to become “A President’s Distinguished Club”. 14 is one of the biggesi
and most successful clubs in the county and last year ihe clab was mum-

Consider the society in which we
live. A large percentage of the popu-
lation in our country could be called
“doubting Thomases”. They do not
believe. Some are our friends and
they can have a strong influence on
our belief that Jesus is God.

Thomas needed conclusive proof
before believing that Jesus had risen.
Do we have doubts...are we looking
for conclusive proof or, like the others
assembled in the upper room, do we
have true faith in our God? That’s a
decision we must all make. It doesn’t
matter if we are in our teens, are
young adults, middle aged or senior
citizens. The answer we give will have
a definite effect on our present lives
and our future...even our everlasting
future.

The apostles had advantages we do
not have. They knew Jesus, they wit-
nessed His miracles and they heard
His teachings. Still, Thomas did not
believe He had risen until he saw Him
with his own eyes. Only then did he
say, “My Lord and my God.”

Listen again to what Jesus said to
Thomas, Blessed are those who have
not seen and have believed. He’s talk-
ing about those of us in this church
this morning. We have not seen...and
yet we are here...we believe. Since
that belief can be influenced by the
many others in our society who are
like Thomas, we should use the exam-

ber one in the district, which inciudes Florida. The ciub is tilled with ener-

getic members who are commiited to the Toastmasters international pro-

vramime.

°> Club 7178 meets on Tuesday ai 6pm at the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas Gust down from ZNS) ane auests are invited.

ples of the other apostles as the cor-
nerstone of our faith.

Because of their faith they devoted
their lives to spreading the word
about the Messiah and His saving
message. That’s what will happen in
our lives if we, too, develop the depth
of faith practiced by the apostles. It
will also give us the strength to ignore
the temptations of our modern socie-
ty and emulate the apostles.

Listen to what resulted from their
deep faith.

Many signs and wonders were done
among the people at the hands of the
apostles. The sick and those disturbed
by evil spirits (were brought to them)
and they were all cured. All of them
were cured! Because of their faith in
Jesus, they were able to work mira-
cles. Our faith in Jesus may not equip
us to cure the sick and drive out evil
spirits, but it will give us the strength
to be strong in our belief in a society
that bombards us with pornography
on television shows, in movies and
with the music to which we are sub-
jected.

That’s why the lesson we learn from
Thomas is so important, particularly
to the young people here this morn-
ing. You are the targets of those who
would attempt to woo you away from
your faith in the risen Lord.

It’s true, you have not seen Jesus,
but you have seen the example of

your parents and your entire family
and you do know what is right and
what is wrong. You are living 2000
years after the miracles of Jesus were
so awesome that the apostles and
hundreds of thousands of others were
convinced of His divinity. Through
the ages billions of people have
believed. But, it’s because of our
“doubting” nature, that we need
proof to bolster our faith..

That proof comes from the apostles
themselves. Everyone needs role
models when shaping their personal
lifestyles. We have many false role
models ioday in the Bahamas who
have wealth and fame, but they can-
not find happiness in their lives. They
seek love, but do not give love. The
parents of today are richer by far than
many of those famous individuals.
Your families prove that God’s plan
works.

We have also observed what has
happened to powerful politicians who
have seen the luster of their terms in
office fade because their beliefs were
centred on self rather than on God.

So as we come to election let us not
look to our political leaders for
answers, but let us continue to look to
the risen Lord, for he will not disap-
point us nor let us down, he will not
give us false hope nor would he offer
useless help. With him and only in
him will it be a matter of trust.



8 BISHOP Delton D Fernander, along with his wife (in ved, fifth from left) and son, pres-
ident TM Suncher Johnson cin white, fourth from left) and other members of Healing
‘ommunicators: Toastmasters Club ZH78 sare shown? following, & recene: service ‘at New,
vestiny Baptist Cathedral.



PG 12 ¢ Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Tribune



Hallelujah!



Ei By CANON NEIL
ROACH





Psalm 111:1-10

“Hallelujah, I will give
thanks to the Lord with my
whole heart.”

allelujah means,
Praise ye the Lord.
It is to give God the

highest of praise. / will give
thanks is very personal. It is a
firm resolve to use all the
resources of our mind, our
heart and our soul and our
strength to give God the highest praise.

God deserves our best and we should pay him our undivid-
ed attention. Too often our worship is slip-shod and not up to
the mark. We should put the same zeal into our worship as we
do in some venture or worthwhile enterprise.

To love God we must worship him with all our heart, mind.
soul and strength. All of the Psalm is personal and we must
resolve to give him the highest praise publicly, im the assembly
of the upright, in the congregation.

Why do we give God the highest praise? We are to remem-
ber the past. The past is the past and we will never see it
again. To remember the past helps us in the present and gives
hope for the future.

The works of the Lord are great and sought out of all them
that take pleasure in them. We recall the great works of God
for they reveal his character, for God is majestic and right-
eous, wonderful, gracious and full of compassion.

The Psalm continues to extol the virtues of God. The very
core of worship is to give God our highest praise, “hallelu-
jah.” We must try to remember all his splendour and majesty
when we come before him, for we are coming to the heaven-
ly sanctuary.

The works of his hands are faithfulness and his command-
ments are sure. Another reason to give God our highest
praise is because of his words. We must rely on God’s words.
At his word the whole of creation came into being. It is his
word that keeps the universe going. He gave his word so that
we might enjoy His blessings forever and forever.

The word of God is trustworthy and we could rely on it.
God is always true to his character as revealed in his word.
God does what he does because he is what he is. God’s word
is guaranteed by what he has done.

He sent redemption to his people. The redemption price is
the precious blood of Jesus - a lamb without blemish - was
paid to release people from the empty way of life, (I Peter
1:18-19). Redemption is release from wickedness. He it is who
gave himself for us that he might redeem us from iniquity,
(Titus 2:14).

We want to give his name the highest praise.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. To aban-
don the fear of the Lord is to open the door to every kind of
wickedness, which the mind of man is capable of devising.

Those who act accordingly have a good understanding, his
praise endureth for ever. We must obey God’s will. We are
challenged every day, and to master them we must have a
relationship with God. Wisdom is expressed in that relation-
ship.

A wise person is one who obeys the will of God, and is able
to meet life’s challenges.

The fear of the Lord. If we fear God we fear nothing else.
‘To fear God is to obey him. When we ooey God, his praise
Iendttre (for ever, | RES e EE HS is
~*~ Prayer: I will give thanks to the Lord with ny whole heart.

Promise: To rely on, and to obey the will of God

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The Basic Law

ae

B By Rev Deon Seymour-Cox
Universal Truth Ministries

MOSES has been considered as “the
great Law Giver” because he constantly
pointed out the basic prosperity law to his

followers. The basic law of success is that of

cause and effect. And according to the law
of cause and effect, you are always success-
ful because you are always getting results
trom what vou think and say!

Every effect in your life began with a
mental cause. When you choose your
thoughts, you choose your results, What
you think, that you become — positive or
negative.

I believe that Moses was one of the great-
est men that ever lived (if there was a
Moses) because he was the first among the
noted ancient leaders to point out publicly
the prosperity law of cause and effect - the
ten commandments. Study the life of Moses
and you will find his life is a great study in
the power of thought. (Acts 7:22

Believe

We have been led to believe in a “hard
work consciousness”. I firmly believe that,
“No matter how hard one works, it is not
the method to freedom of any kind”. This
must happen through the intentional, con-
structive use of certain mental laws.

A study of the book of Exodus, which
means “to make an exit”, shows us how to
get out of bondage to financial limitations
and to hardships of every kind. The events
in the life of Moses and his followers sym-
bolize the state of mind and the use of men-
tal laws which you and I can use to be lead
out of bondage into greater freedom than
we have ever known — freedom from ill
health, financial problems, family conflicts
and spiritual confusion.

Please know there is nothing new about
‘prosperity symbology’ in which the Bible is

cloaked. Mystical, minds have always ,
tury ‘ Trad vb) idee Ay AVIV ITELCI
~‘gearthed out ‘the’ success" and’ prosperity °

symbology of the Bible — they are given in

_ of Success —



PART ONE

allegory and in symbols.

It was a common method used by spiritu-
al teachers through out history — both
Catholics and Protestants — including
Bernard of Clairvaux, St John of the Cross,
Jeremy Taylor and John Wesley. As early as
180 AD, Pentaenus, Clement, and Origen
taught this success symbology based upon
metaphysical Bible interpretation in the
Christian University at Alexandria.

They derived the metaphysical meaning
of the Bible teachings by tracing significant
Bible words and names back to their root
meaning, based on the Hebrew, Greek and
Aramaic words from which they were orig-
inally translated. The prosperity secrets of
the ages become obvious as we do the same
with the book of Exodus.

The secret need no longer be taught to a
few, the masses must know that “No one
can withhold your good.....”

Until next week

Excerpts from “The Millionaire Moses”
by Catherine Ponder

© Universal Truth Ministry is an interna-
tional organisation, and is a member church
of the Universal Foundation for Better
Living, headquartered in Chicago Illinois.
Founded by the Reverend Dr Johnnie Co
lemon, Dr Mary Tumpkin serves as its cur-
rent president. A Bible based Ministry for
Thinkers; UTM is located in the Dewgard
Plaza Palmdale. As a teaching ministry
classes are offered every semester. A new
semester begins on April 16. You are invited
to register for classes.

Monday -— “The Game of Life” -
7pm—9pm

Sunday “Let's Talk” - 4pm—6pm

Please call 393.8460 for additional infor-

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The Tribune

Thursday, April 12, 2007 ° PG 13



RELIGION

Passover is serious business for
‘matzoh maven’ of Manischewitz

m@ By JANET -
FRANKSTON LORIN
Associated Press Writer

JERSEY CITY, NJ. (AP) —
Except for a poster of grains from
around the world, the office of
Yaakov Horowitz at Manischewitz
looks like a typical rabbi’s study.

Heavy books with Hebrew script
are stacked on the shelves, portraits
of other rabbis adorn the walls, and
Horowitz displays a shofar, or ram’s
horn, that he blows on his company’s
production floor before the Jewish
High Holy Days.

‘As chief rabbi at the kosher food
company Manischewitz, the world
leader in matzoh production,
Horowitz is the matzoh maven. Grain
used to produce matzoh is a big part
of his life.

“It’s not just the most important
kosher food,” says the 51-year-old
Horowitz. “It is also the most impor-
tant Jewish food and the last link to
Jewish heritage. I feel the responsibil-
ity very profoundly.”

He oversees the company’s annual
production of 75.6 million sheets of
matzoh, the unleavened bread eaten
by Jews around the world during the
eight-day Passover holiday and the
centerpiece of the seder.

The first seder, or Passover dinner,

begins Monday night as Jews com- ©

memorate the biblical account of
their ancestors’ liberation from slav-
ery in ancient Egypt. They eat matzoh
on Passover to remember the hasty
departure, which didn’t leave enough
time for bread to rise.

The fourth-generation
rabbi has traveled around the world
to consult about matzoh production
at factories in Mexico, Moscow, Kiev,
England, and Israel and is now
embarking on a new task: designing
the first new matzoh ovens for
Manischewitz in nearly 70 years.

The company is moving operations
to Newark, leaving behind its historic
ovens in Jersey City, where mass-pro-
duced matzoh was revolutionized.

Manischewitz’s parent company,
R.A.B. Food Group of Secaucus,
N.J., recently acquired other kosher
food companies and is consolidating
production of both wet food such as
soup and gefilte fish and dry goods
such as cake mixes, crackers and mat-
zoh. ce
The’ new $10 million oven, will
improve the company’s matzoh pro-

Hasidic ~



@ RABBI Yaakov Horowitz, who oversees matzoh production at the
Manischewitz factory in Jersey City, N.J., talks about matzoh in his office at the
plant on March 5, 2007. Matzoh is the unleayened bread product eaten by Jews
around the world during the eight-day Passover holiday.

duction because daily cleaning during
the Passover season can be done in
less than a quarter of the time,
Horowitz said.

And when the company makes its
once-a-year conversion to Passover
goods, it'll take less than a week
instead of a month, said Jeremy
Fingerman, president and chief exec-
utive officer of the privately held
R.A.B., = which acquired the
Manischewitz brand in 1998.

Matzoh is still the most important
product Manischewitz produces, said
Horowitz, who dons a yarmulke, hair
net and another net to protect his
bushy salt-and-pepper beard when
he’s on a factory floor.

Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz
founded his company in Cincinnati in
1888 to produce matzoh. By 1914, the
company registered more than 50
patents for matzoh baking and, six

(AP Photo: Mike Derer)

years later, it had created a machine
that could produce matzoh on a mas-
sive scale — 1.25 million sheets per
day.

In 1939, the company moved its
matzoh operations to Jersey City,
which closed its plant this month.

The introduction of a machine is
still debatable among some Orthodox
Jews, said Horowitz, whose e-mail
user name is “matzohmail.”

Matzohs were historically made by
hand and sold by synagogues as a
source of income from the 1700s until
the latter part of the 19th century.

“Since the 1850s, people involved
in machine matzoh have been forever
trying to improve on the design, to be
able to break it down better to clean
it more efficiently and quicker,”
Horowitz said.

According to the Jewish laws of
kashrut, matzoh must be baked in 18

minutes or less, with ovens at intense
heat, between 650 degrees and 800
degrees. Matzoh cannot mix with
leavened products. The Newark fac-
tory will have its own air ventilation
system for the Passover production
area.

“Matzoh production is a little bit
like maritime law,” Horowitz said.
“It’s an independent specialty. It’s a
different part of the kosher law
book.”

During the season for Passover
products, between seven and 11
mashgiachim, or kosher supervisors,
work for the rabbi to inspect the mat-
zoh products.

One is stationed in Pennsylvania
for six months to oversee the
Passover production of the flour as it
is grown, milled and trucked to New
Jersey in 40,000-pound tankers.
Between five and eight tankers wiil
deliver the flour for 20 straight weeks.
The company also manufactures mat-
zoh under the Horowitz-Margareten
(no relation) and Goodman's labels.

“Matzoh is always watched, from
the time of grinding,” said Horowitz,
who speaks English, Hebrew and
Yiddish. “Again this is ancient law.”

Interpreting these ancient laws is
part of Horowitz’s job. But
Fingerman said he does a lot more for
the entire company, which consists of
other kosher food brands including
Rokeach, -Mother’s, Mrs. Adler’s and
Mishpacha.

“The rabbi has a pretty good eye
from a manufacturing perspective,”
he said.

Horowitz previously worked with
other accounts, companies such as the
J.M. Smucker Co and Nestle USA, to
supervise and coordinate their kosher
food programs for the Orthodox
Union as he now does full time for
Manischewitz. The nonprofit organi-
zation inspects 6,000 plants in 80
countries around the globe and certi-
fies their products as kosher.

But overseeing production at
Manischewitz is a special job because
its matzoh is eaten by so many peo-
ple, said Rabbi Menachem Genack,
rabbinic administrator and CEO of
the Orthodox Union’s world kosher
division.

“Passover itself in terms of Jewish
ritual is the holiday most observed,”
he said. “Even people who don’t eat
kosher necessarily all year. or, are
somewhat unaffiliated, they come

_ back at Passover.”



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@ @
Wortitiaus 103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.

P.O. Box EE-17228
Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 ¢ Cell: 456-9062, 436-3586

Sy ay a

ZELLA GERALDINE
MACKEY, 73

of Windsor Lane and formerly
of Old Bight, Cat Island will be
held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
at St. Barnabas Anglican
Church, Baillou Hill and Wulff
Road. Officiating will be Canon
, Basil Tynes. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.




















She is survived by her mother,
Harriet Zonicle; four daughters,
Christine, and Brendalee Nairn, Pearline Anderson, Sandra
Smith; four stepdaughters, Brendalee, Francis, Michelle, and
Neicie; eight sisters, Mary, Anna Mae, Angie, Edith,Ulimae,
Cher Dorsette Brown, Henrietta Haile, and Edress Martin;
five brothers, John, Dudley, Wilfred, Terrance and Kristen
Dorsette; numerous grandchildren, Antonio Baillou, Jennifer,
Jeffrey, Candice, Jestina, Jessica, and Tracey Trembley, Risa,
Naomi, Maria, Davidnique, Camille Sturrup, Vangy, Precious,
Courtney, James, Fritzgerald, Kevin, Santeria, Deon, Dino,
Deandra, Shanekqua, Pakel Williams, Ricardo, Renae, Tramina
Grant, Jarrone, Gbreon, Rashad Woodside, Prince Turnquest,
Triller, Shavonne, Theresa, Frank, Shekera, and Alrick
Whymns; great grandchildren, Serenity, Taneko, Tarekqua,
Amelya, Rickesha, Antonya, Amaria, Shawnae, Jamie, Jada,
Jacoya, Mecedes, Breanna, Peathra, and Shantekqua; nieces,
Kizzy, Pat, Evone, Karez, Phyllis, Kay, Netty Flowers, Indira
Heild, Shakera Strachan, Cherry Hepburn, Andrea Burton,
Suzziemae Hall; nephew, Tristen, Harry, Tony, Chubby, Marvin,
Archy, Riney, and Earl Forbes; cousins, Aunty Geneva Dorsette
and family, Mayzie, and Teaserine; numerous other relatives
and friends including, The Cat Island Lodge family, Woodside
family, Mrs. Greene and family, Mr. Smith and family, Donna
Johnson and family, Neville and family, The Big Yard family,
Larrimore, Bendarat and family, Mrs. Modd, Cinder Miller,
Linda and family, Virginia, Buzzie, Vardo, Levarity and family,
GoGo and family, Turnquest family, Lizzie and family, Billy
Lanna and family, Mrs. Mackey and family, Gwen Bastian
and family, Father and Mrs. Tynes and the entire St. Barnabas
family.


































Viewing will be held in the State Room of Jones Brothers
Morticians Mt. Royal Avenue and Talbot Street on Friday
from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00a.m. until service time.




THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Charke's Funeral
244 Market Street ¢ P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

DEACONESS ETHELYN
NAOMI ROLLE, 71

| of Lobster Avenue Golden Gates #1

and formerly of Bannerman Town,

Eleuthera will be held on Sunday,

April15th, 2007 at 1:00p.m. at Hillview

Seventh Day Adventist Church,

Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.

Officiating will be Pastor Peter Joseph

assisted by Pastors Danny Clarke and

Leo Rolle. Interment will follow in the

Lakeview Memorial Gardens and

Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Neville Rolle; (3)
Sons: Felix, Warren & Rolston Rolle: (1) Daughter: Michelle Newton;
(3) Brothers: Prince Albert, Felix & Johnathan Thompson; (2) Sisters:

- Dorothy Collie & Enith Mcintosh; (7) Grandsons: Thamile, Theren,

Raymond, Rayshad, Rolston Jr. & Robert "R)" Rolle & Valentino
Newton; (7) Grand daughters: Kristian, Indera, Kishnell, Rayquel,
Raynette & Ashley Rolle & Thiadosa Newton; (2) Great
grandchildren: Naja Newton & Trevonte Lightbourne; (1) Son-in-
law: Wayde Newton; (2) Daughters-in-laws: Renona Rolle & Janet
Rolle; (2) Brothers-in-Iaws: Rodney M. Collie & Rev. John Mcintosh;
(3) Sister-in-laws: Thelma, Margaret & Judy Thompson; (1) Uncle:
Gladvin Gray; (1) Aunt: Alice Gray; Numerous Nieces & Nephews:
Dr. Edison & Delicia Thompson, Whitney & Indera Thompson,
Stephen & Kernie Thompson, Joseph & Monique Thompson, Delroy,
Kevin, Anthony & Link Thompson, Dwayne & Samantha Collie,
Garvin & Raquel Collie, Jm'ares & Mispah McIntosh, Jasmine
McKenzie, Toundra & Lester Hawthorn, Petrona & Adrian Thomas,
Margaret & Kirk Glinton, Amanda & Linton Ritchie, Rhona & ASP
Patrick Wright, Monique & Alfred Forbes, Sherylee & Paul Drauman,
Eneque & Martin McIntosh, Michelle Williams & Family, Melanie
& Phil Williams, Natasha Collie, Ronette & Jonette Mcintosh. Tiffany
& Requel Thompson, Shantell, Susan McKenzie, Makesha Dorsette
& Oyanda McKenzie; Special Friends: Clement Maycock. Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Rolle, Mr. & Mrs. David Rolle, Mrs. Mae Stubbs &
Family, Ms. Marshall, Sharon Johnson & Family, Shabba Carey &
Family, Laverne Morris, Shannon Johnson, Sean, Donnella Carey.
Collymae Ferguson, The Flowers, Thurstons, McKenzie and Halford's
families, Marion Campbell. Rubilee Edgecombe, LaGloria & Carl
Knowles, Babes, Kendalee & Dwayne Deveaux, Mr. Garth Stubbs,
Sarah Lightbourn, Shirley Johnson, Dr. Brooks & Staff of Skoorb
Medical, Leonard Lightbourn, Balwin Darling, Member of Parliament
Mr. Tennyson Wells. the entire Occan Club Staff, Golden Gates #1
families, The Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church Families, Staff
of South Beach Clinic. the doctors and nurses of Trauma Accident
Emergency and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at CLARKE'S FUNERAL HOME #244 Market
Street on Friday, April 13th, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday,
April 14th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 15th

from 12:00 noon until service time.





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

ea

Mrs. Mary Ann
Catherine Dupuch

of Sea Breeze Estate, [==
Nassau, The
Bahamas will be
held at Sacred Heart
Roman Catholic |...
Church, Shirley} ¢
Street, Nassau on
Saturday, 14th April,
2007 at 10:00 a.m. —












Father Mel Taylor
will officiate and

interment will be in

St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bernard
Road, Nassau.





Mrs. Dupuch is survived by her husband,
Bernard Dupuch; her son, Anthony Dupuch; a
sister, Wanda Bartos; a granddaughter, Alina
Dupuch, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws
and many other relatives and friends.






Instead of flowers the family requests that
donations be sent to St. Martin's Convent, Nassau
Street, P.O.Box N.940, Nassau in memory of
Mrs. Mary Ann Dupuch.




Relatives and friends may pay their respects at
Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale
Avenue, Nassau on Friday, 13th April, 2007
from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.






Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart
Church, Shirley Street, at 10am Saturday.

Those who wish may send donations to St
Martin’s Convent, P.O. Box 940, Nassau. Street.





























THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 15

C







ommonfrealth Funeral Home

Independence Drive ¢ Phone: 341-4055

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

MR. FRANK EDGAR
JOHNSON, 92

affectionately called
"Curlie"

A
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of Harbour Island, will be held
on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at
Wesley Methodist Church,
Harbour Island. Rev. Marie
Neilly will officiate and interment
will follow in St. Catherine's
Cementery Harbour Island.









Precious Memory are held by:



His wife, Monica Johnson; 1 Brother, Josepi: Johnson;
4 Step Daughters, Maria Storr, Vernie, Teraceater and
Pamila Munnings; 2 Step Sons, Garfield & Teddy
Johnson; 7 Adopted Children, Lashay Bullard, Casper
Johnson, Francine McQueen, Shelly Saunders, Jennifer
Cleare, Rodricka Thompson & Jose Roberts; 7 Adopted
Grand Children, Sasha, Lashonte, Rasheed, Andris,
Charity, Shonta & Sadae; 8 Nephews, William T. Cleare,
William Gibson, Dexter Johnson, Edgel Johnson, Larry,
Kevin & Dino Cleare; 9 Neices, Joan Ann Gibson,
Thomassian Moss, Sandra Johnson, Camile Cartwright,
Leotha, Pauline Saunders, Alma Roberts, Valarie &
Rhonda Cleare; 8 Cousins, Ruth Bynoe, Debbie
Saunders, Wendy Collie, Ralston Higgs, Sweetlyn Higgs,
Gezel Gardiner, Neeka & Patsina Higgs; 2 God Children,
Lauann Saunders, Lillis Imiach















Other Relatives & Friends include: Edith Cleare, Mary
Cleare, Rev. Marie Neilly, Mr. & Mrs. Glenroy Aranha,
Linda Brennen, Humphrey Percentie, Owen Higgs,
Owardo Gibson, Curline Higgs, Jessliee Mackey, Wallace
Bain, Roselie Stewart, Tremmie Morris,Edmond
Sweeting, Winifed Bethel, Auralee Thompson, Glen
Bullard, Sherol Johnson, Raymond Rogers, Sonny, Mr.
& Mrs. Parks, Bert Sayer, The Wesley Methodist Church,
Harbour Island, The Harbour Island P.L.P. Branch, Dr.
Mensah & The Harbour Island Health Centre Staff, and
the entire Community of Harbour Island.












Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
CAPEL OF MEMORIES INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on
Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at the church in
Harbour Island on Friday from 4:30 p.m. to service time
on Saturday.






PG 16 @ Thursday, April 12, 2007

RELI

The Tribune



‘Man: A heart touched by God’

@ By CLAYTON N CURTIS

icturesque George
Pes was the site of sig Bath
Annual Diocesan Conference
of the Anglican Church Men (ACM).
Delegates from New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Cat Island and Exuma
converged on the parish of St Andrew
for the annual conclave.

The theme for the week was “Man:
A Heart Touched by God”, and the
various facilitators addressed topics
such as: A man and his God; A man
and his family...health and finances.

On Friday evening Bishop
Coadjutor Reverend Laish Z Boyd
declared the conference officially
open. Conference goers were also
greeted by president of the diocesan
council Kurth Wallace; island adminis-
trator Alexander Flowers, and mem-
ber of parliament Anthony Moss.

The “Sons of Thunder”, the musical
arm of the ACM, rendered special
selections. And a welcome reception
was hosted by the local Ministry of
Tourism office, and coordinated . by
Charlene Stephens-Deveaux.

All of the speakers on Saturday
addressed different aspects of the
theme, beginning with Father Mario
Conliffe.

e Father Conliffe spoke on “A Man’s
Relationship with God”. He began by
inviting the participants to identify any
male character from the Bible; com-
pare themselves to their chosen figure,
then examine that person’s relation-



ship with God, as well as their own —

relationship with Him.

Centering his talk on the familiar
story of the Prodigal Son, which is
found in Luke 15:11-22, Father
Conliffe, after. an in-depth expose on
the principal characters of the narra-
he summed up his challenge by using,

the popular phrase “Let Go and Let
God”, with the word LET as an
acronym: °

L - let-God take control of your life; ;

5 -so-man

E - empty yourself of perceptions
and attitudes;
TT - experience the. transformation
that a relationship with Christ brings.

'. @ The next speaker, Reginald Grant,
addressed the topic of “A Man and his
Family”, and used a number of exam-
ples to illustrate how far we have drift-
ed from the traditional family unit, and
the many challenges that 21st century

lifestyles have placed on the contem-’

porary family structure.

He said that a man’s relationship
with his family is directly linked to his
relationship with his God. Literary
works along with lyrics from a song by
‘Ludacris’ were used to illustrate the
diametrically opposed styles of a fami-
ly where love holds a prominent place
- and one where abuse is a way of life.



Anglican Church Men hold successful ast ae

H DELEGATES to the 34th Annual Diocesan conference of the Anglican
Church Men are pictured outside of the historic St Andrew's Church, overlook-
ing the beautiful Elizabeth Harbour in George Town, Exuma.

Conference participants were urged
to return to their communities with the
determination to make a positive
change in the life of at least one indi-
vidual, preferably a young adult male,
a segment of our society which seems
hell-bent on self annihilation.

He further used a Rule of Life from
one of the Renewal Movements to
encourage men to develop a deeper
relationship with God and a stronger
bond with their fellowmen. Everyone
was challenged to look more closely at
the ‘Man in the Mirror’ and not com-

plain, but rather plan to do something

to make a positive change.

A Mass was celebrated at’ midday
where Father Conliffe had yet another
opportunity to address the men, this
time using Genesis-3:9, where God had
to call out and ask, “Adam, where art
thou?”

This analogy can be made for

@en in our society who

seem to abdicated their roles as

' husbands. and fathers, and just as

Adam had fallen out of divine favour
with God, so have we.

In many instances we have moved

further away from unity with our
Creator and thus, have lost sight of His
divine purpose for our lives. Adam was
given a charge by God, but through
temptation and neglect, became
derelict in his duties. Poor stewardship
stifles potential and blinds you from
your true purpose in life.

Fortunately, God sent a second
Adam, His Son, Jesus Christ, who was
able to restore us to our former rela-
tionship with Him and to win for us our
salvation. The first Adam brought
about sin and separation, while the sec-
ond Adam afforded us salvation and

(Photo courtesy)

reconciliation.

e Dr Conville Brown tackled the
topic of “A Man and his Health” and
delivered an excellent power-point
presentation on the most common
health issues that men in the Bahamas
face today. These include hyperten-
sion, diabetes mellitus, obesity, heart
attacks, stroke and cancer.

He also chided the common mindset
in our contemporary society which says
that these problems are not for me but
for the guy next door. He admonished

~men to realize that their health is their -
concern (nobody else’s) and therefore,

their problem. You can’t fix a problem
unless you know that it exists.

Most of our ailments can be attrib-
uted to our dietary habits and

lifestyles; therefore, most of these seri-’

ous conditions can be avoided.

He said that health, by definition, is
_a st@e of wellness - physical, mental,

social, spiritual and financial. Frequent
check-ups, he added) and sn



healthy | life. a ned howev
doctors can oaly tréat the 's mptoms
that the patient describes so it pays to
be honest with your health practition-
er.

Dr Brown challenged the men to
always be aware of certain key num-
bers which include age, weight, blood
pressure, cholesterol levels and the
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen).

e Larry Gibson, a financial analyst,
was charged with addressing “A Man
and his Finances”. He said that there is
no secret formula for instant riches and
in order to achieve, financial success,
certain character traits are necessary,
which include discipline, goal-setting,

long range planning and risk taking.
He said further that there are three
types of capital, namely, spiritual, char-
acter and financial, and all three are
needed to form a strong connection.

A quantity of statistical data for both ~

the Bahamas and the United States
was displayed which underscored the
need for effective financial planning in
order to deal with life’s eventualities
such as illness, inflation, retirement,
maintenance and repair of the home,
and so on.

He left a few schools of thought with
delegates which included:

e Procrastination does not only steal
your time, it also steals your money

e It’s not where you start, but where
and how you end up

e It’s not what you make, it’s what
you do with what you make

The presentations culminated in an
address by Bishop Boyd, who spoke on
“Responding to the Touch of God.”
He started off by saying that all of the
previous speakers and what they said
would be useless unless delegates took
an introspective approach and looked
inward.

Ask yourself, “What am I going to
do with what I have heard?”

He issued the following:

e Start with yourself. See yourself as
a part of God’s plan for your future.
You are the starting point

e Accept yourself. Who and what
you are - complete with your mistakes
and accomplishments

e Honour your gifts by recognizing
your strengths and weaknesses, asking
for help when it is needed

e Order your affairs. Reach out to
individuals ‘that- have nothing to do
with your current affairs. Increase the
quality of life of the persons around

you

He concluded by challenging the
delegates to respond to how God has
touched them by ordering their lives in

a better way than they would have —

before arriving in bo for a con-
ference. ~

A service of Thani was held
within the context of the Family
Eucharist at St Andrew's Church at
10am, on. Sunday. The chief celebrant
was Bishop Boyd, who used St Joseph
of Nazareth as the focus for his ser-
mon.

St Joseph is the patron saint of the
Anglican Church Men. Bishop Boyd
presented certain aspects of the life of
St Joseph, which men would do well to
emulate, which include being decent
and kind hearted; listening to the voice
of God; and being sincerely and keen-

ly interested in the well being of his |
_ children.

The group also made monetary
donations to the diocese, the parish of
St Andrew, and the wider eee
Town community.



The Tribune Thursday, April 12, 2007 * PG 17

‘A growing family of
Christ-centered believers’

SRtcote ulema lem oneamrice patronal festival

WEEK OF ACTIVITIES — APRIL 23-29
(Preacher: Archdeacon I Ranfurly Brown)





Monday, April 23 (FEAST OF ST GEORGE)

LOW MASS —7 pm followed by Family Supper
in Parish Hall

Fr Dwight Rolle, Rector of St Peter & St Anne,
Treasure Cay, Abaco, is scheduled to be missioner
for all the services held from Tuesday, April 24 to
Thursday, April 26.

Tuesday, April 24
MISSION SERVICE —7 pm - “How do you rec-
ognize the call of God for Mission”

Wednesday, April 25
MISSION SERVICE — 7 pm - “How do you
Respond to the call of God in Mission”

Thursday, April 26 7
MISSION SERVICE —7 pm — “How do you com-
mit to the call of God in Mission”

Friday, April 27
HEALING SERVICE — 7 pm

Saturday, April 28 —

GROUP MEETINGS in various homes (10 am
to noon)

Followed by meeting of Group Leaders at
Church at 1 pm.

Sunday, April 29, 8 am - Concelebrated Mos
3:30 = oe Festival



_ MST GEORGE'S Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue



~ that following « Christianity can bring wealth and SUCCESS |

LUND, irstivis (AP) = The >

president of the Lutheran World
Federation urged members to resist
United States evangelists who
preach that following Christianity
can bring wealth and success.

The Rev Mark Hanson, who is
also presiding bishop of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, said Lutherans must chal-
lenge what he called a heresy being
spread in their countries.

“We are now exporting not neal
products,” Hanson said about the
United States, “we are. exporting
prosperity-gospel preaching evan-
gelists to your countries who are
beckoning Lutherans away from
their Lutheran churches.” ;

He said the federation must teach
true Christianity “rather than some
other distortion of the Gospel that
we so now export and is pure
heresy.”

Hanson spoke at a federation

assembly, which ended Tuesday. It
‘marked the 60th anniversary of the

Lutheran group, which has 140
member churches in 78 countries,
representing more than 66 million
Christians.

Hanson noted it was difficult to
remain in fellowship considering the
diversity of viewpoints and beliefs
of member churches, but called
their global connection a. “sheer

gift: ”

-At an opening news eanterence,
the Rev. Ishmael Noko, the federa-
tion’s general secretary, asked mem-
ber churches to be respectful when ©
they discuss the Bible and sexuality,
along with marriage, family and
polygamy, so conflicting views don’t

- divide Lutherans.

Differences over Scripture and
homosexuality are creating rifts
within many Protestant groups.



PG 18 ¢ Thursday, April 12, 2007

RELIGION

The Tribune



Why did the cheering stop?

The following is a summa-
ry of a message by Pastor
Wilbur Outten, senior pastor
of Freeport Bible Church,

Spiritual
LLG:
Movie -
esbeerbele ie
Oaias

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 5pm

Place: Unity Center

of Light

East Avenue

North, Centreville
(Popcorn and

drink included

with entrance fee)

NARRATED by Oprah
Winfrey, Emmanuel’s Gift
is one of the most beautiful
and touching documen-
taries we have been privi-
leged to bring to the Unity
Center of Light.

Emmanuel Ofosu
Yeboah is a disabled man
from Ghana whose father
abandoned him and whose
village dismissed him.
Born in a country where a
handicap indicates a fami-
ly curse, a life of begging in.
the streets was all
Emmanuel had to look
forward to.

However, he was born
with the gift of knowing
that he deserves a life full
of the benefits of school,
job, family, love, and
accomplishment in spite of
limiting cultural beliefs.
He is a man who had noth-
ing, but gave everything.

Can he bring this know-
ing to the rest of his coun-
try? After watching this
film, we believe this man is
capable of absolutely any-
thing!

Directed by Lisa Lax
and Nancy Stern, written
by Liz Massie and Lisa Lax
(80 minutes, in English
with English subtitles).



Grand Bahama, delivered
this past Palm Sunday.

ames Smith, an
American Historian

authored a book enti-
tled “Why Did the Cheering
Stop?” This book told the
story of President Woodrow
Wilson and the events sur-
rounding World War II.

According to James Smith,
upon the end of the war peo-
ple were optimistic: they
believed that the last war had
been fought. The dream was
that the world had at last
been made safe and the war
had paved a way for democ-
racy and freedom globally.

Smith reports that when
Woodrow Wilson paid his
first visit to Europe after the
war, he was greeted by large
crowds and cheered every
place he went. He was viewed
as an icon of hope, a hero of
the first order. The cheering
lasted for about a year then it
began to stop.

Smith said that the political
leaders throughout Europe
were more interested in their
own agendas than in lasting
global peace and the people
of Europe and the United
States slowly lost hope. Back
in America, Wilson met up
with several oppositions.
Under tremendous stress his
health began to fail. In the
next election his party lost.
Woodrow Wilson, who,
almost two years earlier was
heralded as a hero, came to
his last days on earth a bro-
ken, rejected, and defeated
man.

History is filled with exam-
ples of people who started
out humbly like Wilson, rose
to great popularity and came
to the end of their life in utter
humility. In today’s text, Luke
19:28-44, we see such an
example in Jesus.

The Bible says that Jesus
was the son of a carpenter,
educated in Nazareth, one
who gained favour with men,
who was cheered and praised,
but this same one who was
cheered and praised would
soon be mocked and scorned
and cast aside by the same
crowd that was saying
“Hosanna, Hosanna, Glory to
God in the highest!” On that
first Palm Sunday, they were
celebrating Jesus, but in short
order the cheering stopped





@ PASTOR WILBUR OUTTEN

because:

e The People did not recog-
nize Jesus’ purpose (Luke
19:44)

They were a group of peo-
ple who desired relief and sal-
vation from oppression, but
failed to see their opportunity
for true relief in the purpose
of Jesus’ coming to earth.
They were looking for some-
thing that Jesus brought, but
they did not receive it. They
could not see His purpose
because:

e Their eyes were on their
immediate circumstances:

They were looking at their
immediate circumstances
rather than God’s ultimate
purpose for their lives; just
like so many of us, who may
be going through some things
and instead of looking at the
big picture we look at our
present circumstances. We are
hurting and want immediate
relief regardless if God is
doing something in us and
through us for our long term
benefit. Because Jesus did not
speak directly to their present
circumstances they crucified
Him. They were looking for
peace, but missed the fact
that they were walking with
the Prince of Peace.

e They did not carefully
examine His claims:
Jesus made it quite clear

_ that His purpose on the earth

(FILE photo)

was to die for the sins of the
world, but they did not care-
fully examine His claims.
Many of us today do not
examine the claims of
Christianity. We believe that
Jesus only came to make life
easier and that if we are suf-
fering or having difficulty
then God must not be with
us. Jesus said in His word that
we would suffer persecution
and rejection, but He would
give us the peace to face
them.

° The people refused to
accept Jesus’ terms (Luke
19:42)

His terms involved careful
consideration:

The people rejected Christ
because of His claims and the
demands He placed on them.
If we want to be followers of
Jesus Christ, He said to count
the cost. It will cost us self-
denial. We have to do it His
way and not our own. He
wants us to carefully consider
His terms and make an intel-
ligent decision as to whether
we want to follow Him or not.

His terms involved submis-
sion

In order for them to receive
God’s promise, they had to
submit to His terms. If we are
going to accept Jesus as our
Saviour, we have to submit to
His laws and rules for our
lives. Many Christians today

,)
if )

do not want to totally submit
to God’s terms.

e The people received
God’s judgment (Luke 19:42-
44)

Many of us in our culture
want to see God as just a lov-
ing God and compassionate
friend. This is who He is, but
He is also a God of justice
and judgment.

His judgments are always
predictable:

God never springs any sur-
prises on us. He told us exact-
ly what would occur if we
reject Christ. He made it clear

.to the children of Israel what

would befall them if they
rejected Christ.

His judgments are always
painful:

Jesus makes it clear
throughout scriptures how
painful God’s judgments are.
“It is an awful thing to fall in
the hands of God.” He would
unleash his wrath. The scrip-
tures paint a desperate pic-
ture of the great tribulation.

His judgments are always
Just:

God’s judgments are always
fair because He gives us prior
warning.

Pastor Outten concluded
his message by asking the
questions,

e What do you think was
God’s purpose for coming to
life?

e Have you accepted His
terms or are you running the
risk of being a recipient of
His wrath?

e Are you singing Hosanna
on Sunday and throughout
the rest of the week crucify-
ing Jesus?

Jesus is no longer a suffer-
ing Saviour but a triumphant
king. Can you continue cheer-
ing for Him during the tough
times?

e If you have any comments
or questions on this message
you may e-mail Pastor Outten
at freeportbiblechurch@coral-
wave.com. To purchase a cas-
sette tape or CD of the mes-
sage in its entirety, visit the
office at Freeport Bible
Church, West Atlantic Drive,

Freeport, Grand: Bahama, +

EF ets



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, April 12, 2007 © PG 19



Building temples, churches
becomes a test of faith for

Malays

@ By SEAN YOONG
Associated Press Writer

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The cavernous
pink Putra Mosque with its soaring minaret is one of
the most commanding sights and popular tourist
photo backdrops in the new city of Putrajaya.

A house of worship for thousands of Muslims in
the eight-year-old administrative capital of Malaysia,
it is a showcase of the nation’s dominant faith —
Islam.

But the mosque also highlights the fact that
Putrajaya doesn’t have a single church or temple — a
fact that minority Buddhists, Hindus and Christians
see as one example of the second-class treatment
other faiths get in this Muslim-majority country

Religious minorities have long complained about
obstacles in getting the government’s permission to
build places of worship in Malaysia. But their frus-
trations have grown amid recent accusations by reli-
gious rights activists that authorities are destroying
non-Muslim shrines, heating up racial bitterness that
has simmered for decades beneath a veneer of mullti-
cultural harmony.

“There is much disillusionment” among non-
Muslims, said P. Uthayakumar, a Hindu lawyer who
has launched a court battle to prevent authorities
from demolishing temples. “Every time a temple is
demolished, the people’s confidence is shaken fur-
ther.”

The issue of churches and temples is part of a wider
debate in Malaysia regarding racial and religious
rights. Majority ethnic Malays, who are exclusively
Muslim, enjoy a host of privileges, while other groups
struggle with issues such as a perceived lack of
recourse when they get ‘into legal disputes with
Muslims over religious matters.

“The debate and conflict over places of worship for
non-Muslims is one of the results of the radicalized
communitarian politics,” says Farish Noor, a
Malaysian Muslim political analyst.

“Thus far the Malaysian government has been talk-
ing about being a government for all Malaysians, but
sadly we see that the Malay-Muslim agenda still dom-
inates politics at a major level.”

Some observers say the destruction of temples
reflects the government’s failure under Prime
Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who took power
in 2003, to curb attempts by some Malays to assert
their influence and privileges.

Abdullah, who espouses a philosophy of progres-
sive moderate Islam, warned in November that he
would not allow anyone to “hijack Islam in Malaysia
in order to breed intolerance and hatred.”

However, there has been an increasing perception
among non-Muslims over the past year that some
politicians and religious authorities have become
overzealous in trying to ensure that the status of





@ MALAYSIAN Indians pray at a Hindu temple in
downtown Penang Island. The issue of churches and
temples forms part of polemics that often surface in
Malaysia regarding racial and religious rights, which
include unresolved topics such as a perceived lack of
recourse for non-Muslims in legal disputes involving
religious matters with Muslims.

(AP Photo: Gary Chuah)

Malays and their religion remains unthreatened.

Malaysia has not seen major racial violence since
May 1969, when hundreds were killed in riots
between Malay Muslims — two-thirds of the coun-
try’s 26 million people — and ethnic Chinese who are
25 per cent of the population.

Most Chinese are Buddhists or Christians. Ethnic
Indians, the smallest minority, are largely Hindus.

Racial harmony between the three groups ts a fine
balance, maintained mainly because the minoritics
have not made a fuss about Islam's primacy, and are
accepting and thankful for the relative freedom they
have to practice their faith.

But critics say that although religious freedom ts a
constitutional right, minorities are being indirectly
victimized by laws and arcane rules.

Among them, religious conversion of ethnic Malay
Muslims is illegal; authorities have strict guidelines
that limit the number of non-Muslim places of wor-
ship, partly based on whether there are enough non-
Muslims in an area to justify having a church or tem-
ple.

According to Town Planning Department guide-
lines non-Muslim places of worship can only be built
after taking into account racial “harmony ... and not
touch on the sensitivities of other faiths.”



's religious minorities

Laws also allow for the demolition of temples and
churches built on sites deemed unsuitable by city offi-
cials.

In the past year, activists allege there have been
increasing demolitions, especially involving Hindu
temples. The Hindu Rights Action Force lobby
group claims more than 70 Hindu temples were razed
or threatened with such action in 2006.

Many Hindu temples were built by plantation
laborers, without official approval, before the coun-
try’s independence from Britain in 1957.

The Hindu coalition has urged the government to
declare temple locations as religious land reserves,
which would protect them. It filed a court application
in December seeking an injunction to halt any fur-
ther demolitions.

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s most placid
countries, and there is no immediate alarm that the
issue will trigger serious unrest. Nevertheless, some
demolitions sparked violent confrontations that
could be a sign of simmering tensions.

In November, police fired warning shots to quell a
fracas between dozens of protesters and demolition
workers who flattened part of a Chinese temple
deemed to have been built illegally in northern
Penang state.

The main problem for Christians, meanwhile, is
getting approval to build new churches; a Roman
Catholic church, for instance, was held up 18 years.
Many Protestant churches are forced to occupy com-
mercial shop and office premises because they cannot
obtain government consent.

The government rejects claims of discrimination,
pointing out that the demolished temples were built
illegally and that its policies allow for sufficient non-
Muslim places of worship.

“Planning rules will definitely take care of all reli-
gious needs,” Housing and Local Government
Minister Ong Ka Ting, a Chinese, told The
Associated Press.

“Under the planning guidelines, all the new devel-
opment must provide for non-Muslim places of wor-
ship. All (authorities) should abide by this and imple-
ment this accordingly.”

Such assurances, however, sometimes seem slow to
be translated to action. Catholic Malaysians have
been working since 2005 to set up a church in
Putrajaya, but church officials say they are still await-
ing the government's blessings for the church design.

The Rev. Julian Leow, a priest involved in the proj-
ect, estimates hundreds of Catholics in Putrajaya, a
city of 50,000, currently have to travel to neighboring
districts for Mass.

“It would be very significant to have a church in
the administrative capital,” Leow said. “It would be a
showcase (for religious diversity) that Malaysia can
present, not only to Catholics but to the whole
world.”



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Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

LUDELL HANNA, 89

Interment will be made in Northern

Bernard; son-in-laws, Edgar Symonette,
Nathaniel Jones and Samuel Conyers, Winston Bernard; grandchildren,

Wayne Neely, Vashti Symonette, Theresa Cumberbatch, Troy, Patrick and |

Perry Hanna, Chanell Rolle, Latisha Hanna, Quint, Tangie, Sean and Yuel ; ’ Ee ee
: church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Symonette, Peaches, Kimble Jr., Kenyadda, Lamar, Erick and Jason Hanna,
Bert, Travolta and Charlese Cooper, Kara and Tavares Bowleg, Tanae Hart,
Dashan Person, Omar, Tamar and Patrick Conyers, April and Chalzse Hanna,
Brandon Molina and Destiny Bernard; great grand children, Wayne Jr.,

Ashbi, Zehara, Promise, Patrick Jr, Angeliuge, Troyann, Jennee, Joanelle,

Perry Jr., Eltaro, Ahmad, Chamell, Daveette, Taj, Lataya, Quint Jr.,
Shanique, Shahiem, Brianna, Elijah, Joshua, Ashley, Kemai, Jasmine,
Kenyadda Jr., Isiah, Brandon, Christina, Erick Jr, Keri, India, Jamal, Taraya,
Tiave and Felicia; great-great grandchildren, Tiaj, Dashawn, Dylon, Jarmekar,
Trenice, Ronee; sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; nieces, Karen and Florene

Saunders, Sandra and Rachel Smith, Sylvia Bain, Brenda Hanna, Mildred;
Sherman, Alma Russell; nephews, Steve and Robbie Smith, Leroy and :
Kevin Russell , Wally, Walter and Drezal Bain; godchild, Stacy Wire Rolle; |
extended children and special friends, Thelma Edgecombe, Ministers Percell ;
and Philomena Rolle, Min. Judith Rolle, Annis Robins, Tanya Rolle, ;
Franklyn Francis, Dec. Elva Ellis, Bernice Stuart, Emma Rolle, Deacon |
Maxwell Rolle, Doris Robins, Kasmah Pinder, Edris Rolle and a host of |
other relatives and friends, Rev. Cumberbatch, David Rolle, Carlton and |
Tuesday Bowleg, Monique and Elaine Symonette, Lester Person, Monique |

and Gloria Symonette, Richard Smith, Michelle, Marcia and Shaffon Hanna,
Julie, Royanne, Marcia, L.J and Kenny Russell, Min. Jackie Lightbourne,
Eloise, the families of Oleo Saunders, Edison Sherman, Michael Saunders,

Diane Stuart, Freda Rolle, Portia Stuart, Rhoda, Elector McNiel. Rev. Rubert |
and Cleveland Rolle, Peggy and Claudette Rolle, Rev. Dr. Carlise and |
Autrey Russell, Rev Everette and Zerlene Russell, Pearl Rahming, Beryl Gregory,
Cathy, Judy, Angie, Claudette, Dawn, Mary-Lou, Eileen, Vernice and
: Cherolyn, other relatives and friends including; Donna Francis, Toy and
: Doc The Cordeaux Avenue Porch family, Tropical Travel Tours, Taxi Cab
: Drivers, South Street, and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Family.

Huyler, Arthur and Loretha McDuffy, Melvina Flowers, Rita Saunders,
Victoria Wilkinson, Doris Robins, Rev. Dr. Stanley Pinder, Rev. John and
Cheryl Saunders, Rev. Clyde and Rozelda Flowers, Grace Rolle, Carl and
Madeline Levarity, Shirley Ritchie, Ehtelmae Russell, Genevieve Dean,
Ada Levarity, Birdie Pinder, Nathalie Thompson, Elder Elmeta Rolle,
Theora Duncombe, Dec. Licoln and Angie Rolle, Decon Otis and Barbara
Hanna, Steve and Kim Rolle, Sybil Charlton, William Butler, Merle Hinzey,
Ivy Brown, Ruthmae Dames, Rev. Frank, Rev. Joel, Naaman, Hartwell,



Bruce and Min. Todd Rolle, Leonora Martin, Chole Smith, the Robins, the

, Weech's, Timothy and Carolyn McPhee, Pastor Oral Ellis, Janet Cox,
: Antoinette Rolle, Louise Rollins, Rowena Bowe, Edith Johnson, Anna

f Bailey Town, Bimini and f 1 Romer, Muriel Sweeting, Patricia Rolle, Eloise Brennen, Charlie and Mae
of Rum Cay will be held on Saturday _ Rolle, Esther Rolle, Priscilla Bain, Idamae David, Bessie Rolle, Pamela

11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary | Rolle, Beatrice Thompson, Melissa Watson, Pennie Saunders, Peter and

Church, Bailey Town, Bimini. Rev. Dr. :

Stanley B. Pinder assisted by other :

Ministers of the Gospel will officiate. : Edgecombe, Avis Pyfrom, Cleotha Edgecombe, Cooper of Coopers Town,

: Rey. Carlton and Mary Bowleg. Gerry Brown, Carolyn Newbold, Thomas

Public C tery. Bail Town. and Nikki, Theresa Ellis, Frederick Storr, Phyllis Alexander, Joan, Alvin
DOS Cr eenerete aciee ae "and Martin Davis, the entire Mt. Zion family, the Staff at the Bimini Clinic,

She is survived by her children, Flossie the Widows Club, Customs Staff, Pastor Ronald Smith and The Community

Symonette, Corrine Hanna, Minister : :
Rosalie Jones. Louise Hanna, Nannette _ Operator Staff Nassau and numerous other relatives and friends, too many

Conyers, Jeff Hanna and Lavenia |

Blanche Weech, Wilmore Rolle, Amadine Rolle, Howard Saunders, Derwin
Munnings, Ronnie Rahming, Nyukah Ellis, Shirlene Bain, Brenda

Bible Baptist Church, Rev. Earl Francis and the First Baptist Church, BTC

to mention.

| Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau

Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the Church Hall in
Bailey Town from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight and on Saturday at the

THOMAS SAMUEL
TAYLOR, 79

| of Pineyard Road will be held on
Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis
Xavier Cathederal, West Hill Street. Fr.
Glen Nixon will officiate. Interment
will be made in the Catholic Cemetery,
Infant View Road.

He is survived by his wife, Constance
Taylor, three daughters; Diane, Denise
and Anastacia, four sons; Jansen,
Vandyke, Terrell and Julian, fourteen
grandchildren; Dwanachio, Dwavarion,

! Dwajaneil, Jasmin, Riche, Vandyke, Scarlet, Victoria, Vanria, Precious,
: Amadeo, Dwayne, Danae and Jessie, sons-in-law; Dwayne Dorsett and

Stephen Johnson, sisters; Viola, Ruth, Idamae and Mary, brothers; Etienne
and Wellington, sisters-in-law; Lula, Elsie, and Deidre, brothers-in-law;
Dottin, Thaddeus, Ronald and Edwin nephews; Clyde, Gary. Tyrone, Patrick,
Danny and Kermit, nieces; Patricia, Margaret, Jeanette, Marie,

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel's Brothers Morticians #44
: Nassau Street on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. aut at the church
| on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time! | -





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srothers Morticians |

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026



NAOMI ROLLE, 77

Barraterre, Exuma will be held on Sunday
2pm at Cedars of Lebanon Union Bapitst
Cathedral. Button Wood Drive. Pinewood
Gardens. Rev Wilton McKenzie assisied
by other Ministers of the Gospel will
officiate. Interment will be made in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.EK. Drive.

Left to cherish her memories are seven
sons, Rev Dr Charles Crestwell Rolle,
Anthony, Leroy, Ted, Gilbert, Dwayne and
Stanley Rolle; two daughters Deathmar Rolle
of New York and Celestine Rolle; 10 grandchildren, Clayton, Michael Rolle of
Kansis City, Nicole Seymour, Jennifer Ducksworth of Mississippi, Trudamae,
Tonya Rolle, Leonardo, Tedistine, Ted Junior, Antonio, Monet of Miami, Tambrind,
Tachaz, Tachan, Ginia, Gilbert Junior, Kiano, Kierra Rolle, Jama and Jamal
Tasfay of New York; 10 great grandchildren, Linae, Linique Rolle, Valentino,
Brandon, Nicanto Smith, Tevando, Daniel, Andrew Bethel and Katelin Duckworth;
three sisters, Hazel, Janetta and Pandora Lloyd; one brother Diddymus Lloyd;



one son-in-law, Mulu Tafay of New York; five daughters-in-law, Evangelist
Winniemae Rolle, Barbara Storr-Rolle Joan, Ann Marie and Tonia Rolle; four |

sisters-in-law, Ophelia Smith, Edna Rolle, Catherine Lloyd (Forth Pierce Florida)

and Gwendolyn Lloyd; one brother-in-law, Caroll Smith (Pembroke Pines |
Florida); 22 nieces Belinda Buckley, Allora, Alfreda, Jennetta, Ann, Denise
Mcfall, Shanna Frazier, Carla, Maxine Lloyd, Melinda Seymour, Fredricka, :
Tessa, Mary, Sharon, Cynthia Lloyd, Rudymae Higgs, Idamae, Portia Ferguson, |

Jackie Rolle, Jenie, Cynthie Bain, Francina Nixon; 19 nephews, Roy Jr, Johnny

Lloyd, Franklyn Marshall, Kelsy, Lamont Lloyd, Daniel, Nathaniel, Charles,
Kendal, Rickey, Leslie and Ken Bain, Uklin Mullings, William and Willard

Seymour, Arnold, Hughdon, Elvis, Turnquest McKenzie of Hollywood, Florida;

a host of relatives and friends including Alfonzo McKenzie, Edmond Godet,
Katherine McKenzie; the Higgins family, Ossie Rolle and family, Carrymae :
Curry and family, Euna and family, Jepetta, Charlton and family, Martin Higgs
and family, the Seville Avenue South Beach family, the Moncur’s, Eulamae |
Kemp, Rev Robert McPhee and family, the Murray’s, Ruth Newbold, Olive ;
Lightbourne, Leslie Bodie, Jermaine Higgs, Patrick Adderley, Trevor Young, |
Karen Whitfield, Marie, the Johns, the Sands, Nathaniel, Edley Swain, Mario:

Curry, Odene Gibson, the Bethels, Owen Dean, Chanice, Stephen Ferguson, the
Curry’s, Godfrey Miler, the South Beach Union Baptist Church family, Rev
Wilton McKenzie and family, the Cedars of Lebanon Union Baptist Cathedral
family, First Baptist Church family, the entire Straw Market family especially
Marjorie Johnson, Evelyn Newbold, Shelly, Liz Nixon, Rose, Chelsie, Ola, Kim,
Edris, Sue, Rev Esther Thompson, Irene Dawkins, Ophelia, Beverly Smith,

Doreth, Beatrice, Moses, Larry McDonald, Rudell Brissick, Patrice Newbold, :
Gwendolyn Newbold, Basil, Arimenta, Naomi Smith, Celestine Eneas, Senetor
Talata Strachan and family, Diana Thompson, Mathew Gordon, Marva Brown, :
Wendy Nixon and family, Diana Thompson and family, Deborah Claire and }

family and Elaine Strachan, Perry Stubbs, Gloria Pitter, Florine Rolle and family,
Caroline Munnings and family, Mavis McPhee, Bill McPhee, other families,
Viola, Fred Rolle of Winchester Virgina, Rudolph Rolle of Miami Fla, Rolston,

Eustace, Eunice Deidre, Kathrme,:Alving Nico, Caesht,:Cudymaej Edithmae, |

Eldora, Susan, Lonniemae, Ismae, Rufus, Frank, Administrator Rodrick Bowe,

of South Beach Estates and formerly of |



Judymae, Wilborn, Kermit Rolle, Rowena, Lillian B Rolle, Gary Rolle, Majorie
Gardiner, Sydney Smith, Rev Rachael Ferguson.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Saturday from |0am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
and at the church from 12:30pm until service time.

BERTRAM ROLLE,
58

ot #100 South Beach Drive and formerly of
Mangrove Cay, Andros will be held on Friday
at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.
George Street. The Very Revd Patrick Pinder
and Rev. Fr. Michael Gittens will officiate.
Cremation will follow.

Cherished memory will always linger in the
_ minds of his wife, Nora; two (2) sons, Allistair

and Anwarl; one (1) daughter, Cortina Rolle:
four sisters, Gwendolyn Newbold, Halston Pinder, Ismae Nairn and Miriam
Rolle; five (5) brothers, Percy, Daniel, Luther, Hughie and Kenneth Nairn: one
(1) aunt, Geneva Rolle; one (1) uncle, Rev. Harry Davis: two (2) grandchildren,
Amare-Joseph and Rayna; one (1) daughter-in-law, Amy; sisters-in-law, Delores
Rolle, Marina Rolle, Sybil and Ruth Nairn; brothers-in-law, Willard Newbold,
Ucal Pinder and Colin Miller; nieces, Helen Obrien, Sabrina, Karen and Dellarese
Rolle, Tamara Bethel, Kayla Wallace, Tiffany Aranha, Marjorie Nairn-Johnson,
Donna Culmer, Patricia and Antoinette Nairn, Lucinamae, Veronica and Patrice

‘Newbold, Sid Josey-Rolle, Denise Lightbourne, Margaret McDonald and Maclinda

Bowe; nephews, Henry and Christopher Obrien, Dereck, Dave, Daniel Jr., Autry,
Steve, Johnny, Will and Jr., and Gerdon Nairn, Stafford Nairn, Norwoor, Jacob
and Garnet Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends including, the McPhee
family, Stubbs family of Mangrove Cay, Andros, the Pennerman family, the
Curtis family of Mangrove Cay, Andros, Bishop Sam Greene, Bishop Wenith
Davis, Bishop Ross Davis, Brenda Heastie and family, Lewis and Alisha White,
JosephRolle, Eulalee Rolle, Eleanor Ingraham, Emerald Jones and Family, Paula
Wood and Family, Fernerson Jones and Family, Willis Jones and Family, Dr.
Ilonka Roker and family, Stella Munnings and family, Viola Butler and family,
Lee Watson and family, Carl and Katherine Nairn, Audrey Dean, Arlene Gilbert,
Patricia Prima, Caroline Rolle, Paul and Genetta Pratt, Debbie, Bonnie Obrien,
Fabian Aranah, Charles Higgins, Charles Rolle, Jacob Murphy, Pearlimae and
Wellington Rolle, Rose Thompson, Joyce and Thelma, the Staff of Lyford Cay
Club, the Staff of B.T.V.1. including, Nathaniel Arthur, Shirley McPhee, Gina
Adderley, John Lewis, Bertram Williams, Don Bain, Shirley Pearson, Brenda
McPhee, Dr. Delrona Mackey, Dr. Symonette, Mr. Bain (Technical Services),
Mr. Hepburn, Ellamae Moss, the Bastian family of Mangrove Cay, Andros,
Bertina Taylor, Fr. S. Campbell and Agatha Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Mezulanik
and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Cathopoulis and family, Katherine Culmer, Anmarie
Hanson, Miriam and Cordel Roberts, the Forbes family of South Beach, the Staff
of the Bahamas Red Cross Association.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau

Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to.6:00 p.m, and on Friday at the church
‘from 9:( service time. t

ivy thd a dd . J th <
Oa.m. until service time.





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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

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JAVAUGHN TERELLE
WOOD, 22

Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Time
Tabernacle, Alice Town, Eleuthera. Bishop
Spence Pinder, Rev. Eric Johnson, Rev.
Lambert Farrington and other ministers of
religion will officiate. Interment will be
made in Big Bay Cemetery, Alice Town,
Eleuthera.

Left to mourn his death is his; mother,
Sonya Wood; father, Jason Hepburn;
brothers, Emile, Jamaal, Narentheo, Tasharo,
Jason Jr.; sisters, Jasadette, Gabriel, Ariel, Jamika, Jasmine; adopted sisters,
Yasmine andn Yamali Harris and Tamia Arthur; grand parents, Henry and Rose
Wood, Audrey Bell, of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, Lawrence Hepburn of Nassau
Bahamas; great grand father, Cyril Johnson; great grandmother, Floretta Dean
of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera; adopted grandmother, Ms. Lillis Stuart; aunts, Podesta
Johnson , Densie, Tralinda, Zhryvette Wood, Anishka, Rackelle, Lolita, Anishka
Darvile, Suzette, Vanessa Scavella, Audrea Clarke, Myrna Gaitor, Rose Murray,
Keva and Sherry Wood; uncles, R/Sgt.Tyrone, Cpl.Kimble,Sgt. Lennis Wood
(Royal Bahamas Police Force), Austin Johnson, Robert BobbyPinder, Jameco
Dean, Perry Wood(Royal Bahamas Defence Force), Charles, Junior, Lawrence,
Stephen, Vernal; grand aunts, Valerie Wraing, Arnette Smith, Coral, Andrea,
Patricia, Paula, Linda(Freeport) and Freda Pinder (Miami, Florida),Florence
Scavella, Wilhemena Knowles, Judy Johnson,Nurse Elouise Wood Butler, Melvina
Brown, Gloria Johnson,Nurse Dena Pinder Geraline Wilson, Rowena Sands,
Carmetta Rolle, Judy Johnson, Minerva Bethel. Florence Bell, Lonnie Rolle,
Anamae Johnson, Sandra, Mildred, Cleo.Patricia Penn, Tasha Bowe, Tamika
Collie, Princess Davis, Sonia, Catherine and Stacey Johnson; grand uncles, Bishop
Spence. Chief Supt. Robert and Bernis Pinder (Royal Bahamas Police Force),
Rev. Carl Pinder,Mac.Charles, George Pinder, Cedric Rolle, Spurgeon Johnson,
Clifford and Howard Wood, William Dean. Chris. Georgie and Kendall Johnson,
Prince Moxey, Hon. Alvin Smith; great-grand aunt, Naomi Pinder: god parents,
Cephas and Antoinette Pinder, Lillard Elliott. Nova Ervin, Keva Roberts, Michelle
Pickstock, James Rolle; special friend, Ashley Knowles: cousins and other
relatives, Mario, and Miaya, Mieko Smith. Shauna and Zhivargo Wraing, WPC
3011 Makelle Pinder, Cpl:Teico, Cp!.Kendrick, Tertrecka, Cornell. Carlisa
Travaine, Carlis and Sadat Pinder, Vaughn, Kiara and Braxton Johnson, Garvin,
Rioshie, Richardette, Gia, WPC Schavella Beckford. Keisha, Dwayne, Rosheena,
Skylar, Kimberley, Desmond, Lennis Jr..Tayshaun, Leron. Talitha, Havier. Rhonda
Wood,Keisha, Treco, Birtonya, BJ, Roberto.Kenney, Kovan, Scavella, Tishobie
Neely, Dawn Turnnquest, Philip and Kayla Knowles, Dwayne Knowles, Spurgeon
Jr., Sherad, Stephan Johnson, Cladweli and Walter Farrington Jr. and family,
Nurse Judith Scaveila.Clothilda Frazier and family, Lisa and Stacey Dean and
family, Pearline Newbold, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodside. indiana, Glenise
Sherman, Terez Hepburn, Monique Walkes. Lynden Davis tack Davis and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Davis. Naomi and Michelle Johnson. vesmond and Michelle
sands. Rhoda McQueen and family. L.ga Scavella and ‘amily, Leon Johnson
and family, Rev. Leroy and Hazei Carey and family. Patsey Johnson, Evic and
Sheiiy Johnson, Greta Gibson, Sherry Newbold. Mr. Robert Farrington ana family,

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Edith Hanna and family, George Cambridge and tamily, Commodore Clijford

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1S DENNIS CE PT REA EM IE RECS RTE NN

Scavella, Josephine Johnson and family, Merry and Tyrone Newbold, Mae
Cambridge and family, Mr. and Mrs.Ricardo Dean and family, Prime Minister,
The Rt. Hon Perry Christie and Mrs. Christie, Mrs. Paula Hanna- Miller, Janine
White and family, Maedawn Culmer and family, Nurse Priscilla Scavella and the
entire Louis Pinder family, Gordon and Jenny Kemp, Ashley and Terecita Miller,
Cecil and Nathalie Johnson and family, Vivian Rahming and family, McClain and
Cindy Pinder, Myrtis Johnson and family, Jack Davis, Laverne Saunders, and
the entire communities of Hatchet Bay and Gregory Town Eleuthera.

Joe Boys, Teangelo Paul, Sandakan Stuart, Darren Taylor,Godwind Sherman,
Jameico Stuart, Marco Nottage, Avanor Hepburn, Meeko, Mariolil,
Brandon, Jhonnie, Scope,Spooker, Rashade

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Thursday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church in
Alice Town from 6:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

CHARMAINE
GIBSON-THOMPSON, 75

will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at
Holy Cross Anglican Church, Soldier Road.
Rev. Beryl Higgs assisted by Rev. Ethan
Ferguson will officiate. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Charmaine Gibson-Thompson Is Survived
By Children Carol Raad and Husband,
Atef. Dorothy Godet; And Terrence
Thompson; Grandchildren Terry-Jeanne,
Deena, Denise And Husband Paul, Daniel,
Justin, Jason, Jessica, Ian, Lisle, Inga; great

Grandson Aiden; Sisters Paula Gibson-
Newbold and Fay Gibson Callender And Their Descendants; Brother Paul Gibson
And His Descendants: Aunt Mary Hilton Pinder; Uncle Langton Hilton And His
Wife Eva: nephews and nieces Gail Newbold Munroe And Husband Livingstone:
Laura Callender Brown:Don Newbold: Lee Callender.and Wife Joann;cousins
- Descendants Of Uncles And Aunts: David Gibson; William Gibson: Charles
Irwin Gibson; Sarah Emma Gibson Clarke: Rhoda Gibson Bullard; Eunice Gibson
Thompson; Marion Gibson Mckay; Ida Gibson Mckay Crawford; John Phillip
Hilton; Ida Hilton Wells:George Hilton; Langton Hilton; Trissie Hilton Knowles:
Descendants Of Grand Aunts Mary, Josephine And Trissie Barnett; The Gibson
Family Reunion Members.Godchildren: Flo Gibson and Aliyah Gaskins.
Friends Include: The Holy Cross Anglican Church Family; The Godparents Of
Charmaines Children; Recipients Of Her Early Morning Telephone Prayer
Ministry: Members Of The Bahamas Y wea: Members Of The Bahamas Anglican
Cursillo Movement:ruth Ingraham And Family; Louise Gibson And Family:
Goddite Miriam Edwards; Carolyn Bartlett And Family:the Gedet Family:the

Sky End-nassau-east Family: Shirley and Clive Gaskins:Donna Johnson. Sisters
and imiyv: Kenisha Diedrick. (caregiver. And Lair Ythers
Fiiends mav pay their last respecis at Bethe! Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau:

Street on Friday from 10:00 am. to 6:00p.m. ang at the church on Saturday trom

9-00 acm. until service time

itive



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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 23

Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

ANTHONY ALEXANDER
BELL, 66

of Gleniston Gardens will be held on Saturday
10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, |
Robinson Road. Fr. Kendrick Forbes assisted:

by other Ministers of the Clergy will officiate.

Interment will be made in Woodlawn

Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.

His survivors include, wife, Patricia Eva :
Pennerman-Bell; mother, Violet Basden-Rox: |

} daughters and sons-in-law, Vandria Bell, Kim

and Carlton Stuart, Sophia Moss, Marva and
Andrew Morrison and Natasha Bell; sons and_ :

daughters-in-law, Anthony Jr. and Christine Bell, Chief Superintendent of Police

Keith and Clara Bell, Leander, Shane and Rebecca Bell, Preston Moss; |
grandchildren, Tamika Prosper- Paroque, Candice Rolle, Roya Bell, Stacy, Lisa |

and Perryette Kemp, Aimy Prosper, Carla and Brittany Stuart, Preston and Tavaris
Moss, Gabriel, Brokell and Kellie Morrison, Keith Jr., Dominic and Nicholas

Bell, Herbert Ferguson Jr., Leander Jr., Shane Jr., Arianna and Drew Bell; great- |

grandchildren, Cassie Paroque, Jewel Dean and great grand aunt, Dorothy

Lotmore and the entire Lotmore family; sisters and their husbands, Marilyn and_
‘Anthony Moss, Donna Rolle, Beatrice and Wellington Ferguson, Helen, Ruth,
Naomi and Lavann Bell Brothers and their wives, Kendal Major, Gregory and |;
Chery! Rox, Albert (deceased) and Elizabeth Rox, Benjamin, Charles, Joel, |
James and Patrick Bell; sisters-in-law and their husbands, Portia and Cecil Taylor, |
Dr. Moulton and Andrea Keane, Peggy Strachan, Faith Pennerman, Pam Wilson |
and Claudette McCalpine, Hynah Major and Eleanor Pennerman; brothers-in-
law and their wives, Andrew Pennerman, Barry and Stephanie Wilson, Gladstone, :

Godfrey and Keith McCalpine; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
their families including, Gwen Lockhart, Pearl Turnquest, Albertha Rox, Godfrey,

Rudolph, Francis and Patrick Basden, Gweneth Basden, Norma, James and :
Delores Curry, Mildred Edgecombe, Charlotte Rahming, Barbara Cooper, Louise |
Foster, Alice Robinson, Godfrey Deveaux, Karen Smith, Kendal Jr., Pam, Voylee, :
Darrell & Marcel Major, Fiona, Angelique, Jermaine and Vanturi Campbell, |
Shantell Thompson, Albert Rox Jr., Deveann Solomon, Sophia Braynen, Bobby |
Rolle, Jamaal, Carlos & Dominique Moss, Mia & Mira Ferguson, Kendrick & |
Crystal Hardaway, Angel & Ivory Hardaway, Kevin & Iris (Margo) Collie, |
Gregory & Patrice Bodie, Laverne & Pierre Charlow, Shakeira Barr, Pedro & |
Cecily Seymour, Tamara Taylor, Trevor & Cecil Taylor, Eltoya, Drexel, Tracy, |

Ingrid & Euneka Gaitor, Iris Collie, Faith & Steven Rolle, Alexandria, Alex &

Nicole Keane, Michael Jr., Michael & Sage Keane, Donovan & Eltoya Higgs,
Purquell & Bradley Jr., Kennedy, Donna, Bernadette & Wayne Strachan, Harcourt;
& Daisy Hepburn & family, Julie, Julian & Dr. Allison Desouza Other relatives, |

friends & family including, Barbara Minnis, Elaine Edgecombe, Shavonne &
Ricardo Rolle & their families, Annismae Rolle & family, Lloyd Prosper &

family, the entire Nassau Village and Gleniston Gardens family, Eric Smith &

family, Dexter "Sweet Tee" Thompson & family, the McPhee family, the Bonaby
family, the Sands family, the Cooke family, the Mollie family, the Ferguson
family, the Curtis family, the Lloyd family, the Munroe family, Frederick &

Erma Taylor & family, Mrs. Marcia Roberts, Miss Denise Francis, Miss Cynthia

Bullard & the entire Columbus Primary family, St. Helenas Club, Melissa Rolle.

Henderson family, Vernita Davis & family, Rozena Bain, Jennifer Johnson, Alice
Major & family, Patricia Adderley & family, Mirtis Cleare & family the families °
of, Jacqueline Bethel, Agnes McKenzie, Pat Smith. Carlos & Melvina Major, |



Enola Morris, Dorothy Roberts, Persis Adderley, Betty & Clarke Allen, Kelsene
Johnson, Jennifer Ward, Carolyn Hanna, Lenora Storr, Lilamae Forbes, Sophia
Moss, the Mackey Street, Mason's Addition & Fowler Street families The Church
family, The Catholic Archdiocese family especially the Holy Family Church
community including, Deacon & Mrs. Andrew Burrows, Deacon Gregory & Ivy
Taylor & family, Miralda & Ivan Minnis, Bursil & Deidre Woods, Alfred &
Erma Demeritte, Bessie Serette, John & Sylvia Godet, Sydney Godet, Sybil
Darville, James Woods, Chris & Mary Mortimer, the Fernander & Farquharson
family, Wilfred Bastian, Venna McKenzie & family, Charles & Marlene Barton.
Edith Outten, Pearline Bullard, Patrick & Leanna Major, Juanita Barton, Elouise
Sweeting, Emily Glass, Laura Sherman & the Ladies Guild, the Legion of Mary
& Eucharistic Ministers The Home Furniture family, Gregory & James Roberts,
Joan Hayling, Douglas McGrill, Michael & Louis Young, Joanne Knowles,
Charlie Brown & Alvin Butler employers and friends, The Public Hospital
Authority family especially Mr. Dereck Colebrooke, Mrs. Taylor & the Ground
Staff of the PMH, Commissioner Paul Farquharson, QPM and members of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force & Sun International (including the staff of
Harbourside)

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

ROY ANTHONY
WILLIAMS, 53

of Rugby Drive, Winton Meadows will be
held on Saturday at 11:00a.m. at New
Covenant Baptist Church, Easi-West Highway.
Bishop Simeon Hall assisted by other minister
of the Gospel will officiate. Interment will be
made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K.
Drive.

Left with memories are his wife: Valerie
Williams; children: Anthony, Lynnette, Terrell,
Roy Jr. Keith, Gidget, Kevin, Alexia; one
brother: Mervin Wright; four nieces; Anika, Tanya, Talya, Taccara; four brother-
in-law: David Moss, Jerry Meadows, Hansel Clarke, Paul Melbourne; five sisters-
in-law: Violet Wright, Greta Meadows, Maxine Clarke, Cynthia Melbourne, lvis
Moss; one aunt: Dora Belle, and a host of other relatives and friends including:
Kim Bonaby and family, Jeff Lightbourne, Michelle Moss, Toya, Keishelle,
Keith Michael, Keishanne, Keano, Kerran Moss, Jegira, Jertcka & Jemeeka
Lightbourne, Kevin Jr., Keavanot and Karen Culmer, Kenyada and Kristen
Meadows, Tamara and Tia Clarke, Glen and Krisla Saunders, Philano, Sir Clifford
and Lady Ingrid Darling, Mr. Abraham and Evangelist Nellie Mae Ferguson,
Leonette Ferguson, Jacqueline Brown, Bradley Moss, Roscoe Rolle, "Pappy"
Deveaux, "Fuzzy" Moss, Edward Rolle, Mr. And Mrs. Arnsel Johnson,Bob and
Cynthia Maynard; Pastor Simeon and Minister Linda Hall and The New Covenant
Baptist Church family; Mr. Jack Thompson and the entire Road Trattic Department
especially Errol Mcphee, and Dwight Rolle; Dr. Charles Osazuma. Seagrape
Medical Centre; Gregory Williams and Family of Bain Town.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44 Nassau
Strect on Friday from }0:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
10:00a.m. until service time.





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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 e Fax: (242) 373-3005







Mr. Hugh Campbell
Cleare Jr., 77












Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas on April 13",
2007 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Fr. Kingsley Knowles assisted by Fr.
Kirkland Russell and Fr. Roland Hamilton.



him.

He is survived by his Wife: Eloise Cleare;






In-Law: Wenzel Nicholls, Richard Treco and Bernard Turnquest; Nieces and
Nephews: Gaynell and Michal Bullard, Teran and Donna Nicholls, Steve &
Arlene Nicholls, Wenzel Jr. and Marie Nicholls, Juan and,Susan Cartwright,






Jr. and Dawn Treco, Shasta & Afton Moxey, Arlene & Ivan Collie, Ellen-
Jane and Don Johnson, Valria Henry, Lisa and Floyd Percentie, Robin and





Strachan, Patricia Mortimer, Marie Sealey, Theodore Sealey, Parnel Gomez,






Francis, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smith, Mr. Robert Isaacs,







| Christie, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Christie, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Clarke, Dr. & Mrs.
Ronald Knowles, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Knowles, Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Knowles,
Phyllis and Peter Garroway, Andrea & Wendal Major, Mrs. Vernita Cleare,
Sir Orville and Mrs. Edith Turnquest, Dr. & Mrs. Frank Walkine, Dr. & Mrs.







Adderley, Mr. & Mrs. Audley Major, Mrs. Leslie Symonette, Mr. & Mrs.





Mrs. Eloise Moncur, mrs. Joy goffe, Mrs Calvese Walkes, Mr. & Mrs.
Warrington Williams, Mrs. Alrean McIntosh, and Mr. Elgin Rahming.





Clergy and the Parish Church Family.







Church.






Restoration Fund.



of Tropical Gardens, Nassau, will be held
at St. Georges Anglican Church, Mt. Rose :

His sister Sheila Cartwright and brother-
in-law Wilbur Cartwright predeceased;

Children: Campbell and Sharon Cleare, Denise & Fuad Hafidh and Hedda
and Philip Smith: Grand Children: Justine, Philip, Gia, Ifraj, Tia, Paige and:
Ifta; Sisters: Hyacinth Nicholls, Joan Treco, Mary Cleare, Carolyn Roker-
Gomez; Brother: Garth Roker: Sisters-In-Law: Patricia Nichols, Gwen :
Duncanson, Ivy Turnquest, Eulese Forbes and Clarice Saunders; Brothers-

Michele Curtis, Keva and Colin Knowles, Theresa and Adrian Bowe, Richard

Patrice Nichols, Brian and Mark Turnquest, Troy Duncanson, Gigi and Andrew

Charlotte and Guyaaine Roker; 37Great Grand Nieces and Nephews and
Other Relatives and Friends and Special Friends including and not limited :
to : Mr. & Mrs. Basil Sands, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elliott, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth :

Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Godet, Mrs. Norma Allen, Mrs. Hazel Stevenson,
families of Dr. & Mrs. Quintin Richmond, Mrs. Grace Douglas, Mrs. Ruby

Hill, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Ms. Barbara Usher, Mrs. Dolly Davis, Mr. Reginald i
and Dame Ivy Dumont, The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone and Mrs. Bernadette

Herbert Minnis, Mrs. Barbara Tynes, Mrs. Esther Armbrister, Mrs. Shirley |

Philip Sturrup, Mr. Randolph Peterson, Mr. Adrian Rogers, Mr. Addison |
Cooper, Mr. Whillis Ferguson, Mrs. Letita Curry, Mr. Freddie Munnings, :

Special thanks to the St. Georges Altar Guild, the Sick & Needy Guild, the

Those wishing to sign the book of condolences may. do sq,at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd. on ‘Thursday April 12°", 2007, from:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and on Friday April 13°", 2007 at St. Georges Anglican;

In Lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Georges Anglican Church |



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a ee

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR :

DEATH NOTICES




Mr. Zephaniah
McKenzie, 56
of Flamingo Gardens, formerly of New Bight,

Cat Island, died at his residence on Tuesday
April 10th, 2007.









He is survived by His Wife: Dollymae
._| Mckenzie; Mother: Gladys Mckenzie; Two
\} Sons: Keno And Devon Mckenzie; Two
) Daughters: Priscilla And Tameka Mckenzie;
Four Sisters: Bettymae, Rosanelle, Angela
‘7 And Martha; One Brother: Leroy Mckenzie
And A Host Of Other Relatives And Friends.

















Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Alicia Lorenizicia
Rachen Stubbs, 8

OF JUBILEE GARDENS, DIED AT THE
PRICESSS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON
MONDAY APRIL 6th, 2007.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER MOTHER:
| JUDY JOHNSON; FATHER: ALPHANSO
7 STUBBS; ADOPTED FATHER: SPENCE
| DEAN; THREE SISTERS: DACHEA
4 DEAN, LATOYA STUBBS AND
ANNFERNIQUE; BROTHER: STEPHAN
i STUBBS; 4 GRAND MOTHERS:
: MINSITER JOY JOHNSON, LENORA STUBBS, PAULINE CRAWLEY
: AND EULLAMAE STORR, NUMEROUS OTHER RELATIVES AND
: FRIENDS.

! FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

Mrs. Charmaine Patricia
Bell, 35

of Marco Farm Road, died at her residence
on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Bell;
father, Henrick Nicholson; mother, Mercinth
Thomas; son, Richard Bell Jr.; two sisters,
Donna and Alicia; two brothers, Michael and
Dwayne and a host of other relatives and
friends.

Funeral arrangement will be announced later.














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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 25

Retsios Memoual
ee ee

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

UNERAL SERVICE FOR

ELGIN K. SMITH, 67

BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14th,

DRIVE,

CANON WINFIELD GOODRIDGE.



PARK,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

He is survived by his loving Mother: Louise Smith of Long Island; Wife:

Jennifer Smith of New York; 2 Daughters: Kim Vilmenay of West Palm |
Beach and Lounice Smith of New York; Adopted Children: Myra and Eddie }
of New York; 2 Sisters: Orian Adderley of Long Island and Elva Smith of }
Freeport, Grand Bahama; Aunts: Blanche Glinton of Nassau, Orian Rahming ;
of Glinton, Long Island and Eva Wilson of Long Island; Uncles: William :
“Kaiser” Wilson of Long Island and Basil Rahming of Long Island; Grand- :
Daughter: Jennifer Smith of Atlanta; Nieces: Yvonne Dittmar, Barbara Pratt;
of Long Island, Judy Moss, Dorene Delevaux of Nassau, Bahamas, Marilyn :
Adderley, Valerie Duncombe of Ft. Lauderdale, Yvette Munnings-Smith of
i BAHAMA.
Jewelane Hamilton of Freeport, Carolee and Monique Jones of West Palm }
Beach; Nephews: Godfrey, Police Copral Haywood 1295 of Freeport, Whitfield
Smith of Long Island, Edsel “Sran” Adderley of Long Island, Angelo “Jello” ;
Munnings, Raymond Jr., Oral “Ali”, Casey, Krino and Walter Jones of Freeport, :
Grand Bahama; Son-in-law: John Vilmenay; Brother-in-laws: Asa Knowles,
Henry Adderley, Rev. Raymond Jones and a Host Of Other Relatives :
including: Una of Nassau, Bahamas & Shirley Smith of Freeport, Grand |
Bahama, Denice Adderley of Long Island, Magistrate Helen Jones and Ann :
Jones of Freeport, Bruno Dittmar, Jerry Pratt of Long Island, Mike Bass,
William Duncombe of Ft. Lauderdale, Orson Smith of Freeport, Steven Rolle :
Sr. of Nassau, Kevin Neeley of Nassau, Thomas Lockhart of Freeport, Rev.
Jacob Moss, Wenzal Delevaux of Nassau, Dwayne Smith, Justin, Pascal and
Shelly Dittmar, Steven and Sasha Rolle, Sidney, Samia and Samir Neeley, |
Aaliyah, Chynna, Antonio, Cordero and Anteko Smith, Tereka Rolle, Tanecia
and Tekano Adderley, Jermaine, Jeraldo, Jerone Duncombe, Shanny, Tara }
and Godfrey Jr. Smith, Raquel, Jermaine, Tequille & Edsel Jr. Adderley, Gia,
Shaniqua, Jerone Moss, Shandeia, LaNelle, Shanetra, Wendeyiah Smith, Carla
Been, Rashaad Burrows, Jalesa Moxey, Dencil Jr., Megan & Daryl Jones, |
Nomiko, Joethel, O.J., Ali J, Walter Jr., Andre, C.J. Jones, Raynard, Kiara }
Jones, Thomas and Edmund Roberts, Tanya Jones, Donna, Arlene and Sellie,
Anya Munnings, Lashan Munnings, Shavonne Burrows, Santina Riley, Franslyn
Munnings Johnson, Melissa; Friends: Emily Smith, Rowena, Reuben, Rodney
: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “IRENIC SUITE” OF RESTVIEW

Long Island, Vernita Munnigs-Rolle, Charlene Munnings-Lockhart of Freeport,

and Eloise Gibson, Jean McDonald, Lorraine Morris, Herbert, Wenzal, David
) and Nurse Smith, Emmanuel, Zelda, Rudolph Pratt, Arnold, Lily, “Tuckee”,
Earl, Donn, Michael, Catherine, Lillian, Police sergeant 1173 Dalles Wilson,

OF SEYMOUR’S LONG ISLAND WILL } VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF

! RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED,

2007 AT 3:00 P.M AT THE PRO- }
) CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING, : FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY

PIONEERS WAY & FROBISHER : FROM 1:30 P.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.
FREEPORT, GRAND :

BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE
GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL :
FROBISHER DRIVE, :



: Trevor “Trooper”, “Jhon’, Ellison, Lynden, Audley and Val, Ms. B., Q.A.,
: Yvette and the entire community of North End and Deadman’s Cay, Long
: Island

11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY

MOTHER GERALDINE
DELLY GIBSON, 75

| OF #7 EAST BEACH ROAD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF TURN BOLT, LONG
ISLAND WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2007 AT 11:00
AM AT CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD,
CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE
BISHOP FRED NEWCHURCH AND
REV. STEVE DEAN. INTERMENT
WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND

Leaving Behind Those Who Would Meet Her Again On That Great
Getting Up Morning are her Daughter: Shirley Pauline Demeritte; 5 Sisters:
Daisy Gibson-Johnson, Olga Taylor, Geneva Ward, Joyce and Oralee Gibson;
3 Brothers: Rev. Harcourt Gibson of Turn Bolt, Long Island, James and
Charles Gibson; 1 Son-in-law: Kenneth Steven Demeritte; 5 Grand daughters:
Mrs. Kendith Higgs, Mrs. Donnalee Henfield, Mrs. Eunice Wildgoose, Deborah
and Christine Demeritte; 4 Great Grandsons: Calvert Henfield Jr., Jamal
Chatelain, Curtis Wildgoose Jr. and Matthew Demeritte; 7 Great Grand
daughters: Kelva Henfield, Cortney, Corey, Chelsey, Megan Angelique
Higgs, Kurston Wildgoose and Jordan Chatelain; 1 Great Great Grand
Daughter: Jamya Chatelain; Numerous Nieces & Nephews including: Mrs.
Janet Richardson, Mrs. Zelma Taylor- McCoy, Mrs. Birdie Hanna, Angela
Ward, Mrs. Jannessa Sands, Leroy Gibson, Samuel & Joseph Taylor and
Johnathan Missick and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends including:
Simeon, Alex, Aarron, Shamite Richardson, Courtney Higgs, Curtis Wildgoose,
Joseph & Barbara Thompson, Mother Mildred Thomas, Bishop Harry Clarke
& Family, Bishop Leslie Woodside & Family, Bishop John C. Wallace &
Family, Pastor Fred Newchurch and The Central Church of God family, Sister
Shirley Smith, Sister Dorothy Bodie, Pastor Oliver & Agnes Kennedy, Mrs.
Irene Burrows and the workers at The Home of the Elderly.

MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM LIMITED, I1-A EAST

CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM
Commissioner of Police Paul Farquarson, C.A. Smith, Mavis Adderley, Father:
Ernest Pratt, Fr. Steven Grant, Fr. Fox Reese and Terry, Ken Knottage Jr, |

10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM
9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.



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a

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 © Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

SS

SHIRLEY LOUISE
“nee TYNES”
SEYMOUR, 70

OF #15A SEA GULL CLOSE, FREEPORT,

GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY

OF NASSAU, BAHAMAS WILL BE

HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2007

AT 10:00 A.M.

CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING,

EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE & PIONEER’S

WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

OFFICIATING WILL BE THE REV’D

“ CANON HARRY BAIN-RECTOR;

: ASSISTED BY: THE REV’D CANON

WINFIELD GOODRIDGE AND THE REV’D TELLISON GLOVER.

INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE “COLUMBARIUM”™ AT THE PRO-

CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING, EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE, &
PIONEER’S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Cherished, precious and profound memories will always linger in the hearts

of her Sons: Keith, Franklyn, Andrew, Anthony and Arthur Seymour; Daughter:

Celestina Seymour; Daughters-in-law: Stephanie, Vivian, Janet, Victoria and
Rhonda Seymour; Son-in-law to be: Dudley Bent; Step Daughter: Princess ;

Seymour-Campbell and family; Brothers: Dennis, Harvey and Philip Tynes;

Sisters: Edna Ijeoma and Sylvia Tynes; Adopted Sister: Hazel Hamilton; Sisters-

in-law: Ingrid and Cynthia Tynes and Ophelia Munnings; Brother-in-law: Cyril
Ijeoma; Grand-Children: Lanicka, Danielle, Andrew Jr., Anthony Jr., Tori,

Mary Johnson, Carmen Kemp and Lynette Pratt; A Host Of Relatives including;

Gwen, Wendy and Patrice Willis and family, Iris, Sharon and Gina Tynes and

family, Pandora Sands and family, Brenda and Jermaine Sands and family, Ida_:
: Eurydice Eugene, Myriam Benjamin, Lord Wilfred Rolle, Carles-Henry and

Stuart and family, Hyacinth Stuart-Grant and family, Denzil and Ethel Tynes,

Leonard and Ingrid Stuart and family, Francina Robinson, Karen Dean, Jennifer
: Beniot, Gracita and Gouess Charlton and Other Family members from the United

Tynes, Crystal Cunningham, Peter Fraser, Whitlean, Stephen and Laurel Hamilton,

Catherine Pratt, Arthur and Rosa Pratt, Samuel and Ruth Pratt and family, Jerome

and Karen Pratt and family, Ona Bailey, Doral, Eugene and Joanne Fox, Miriam
- Carroll and family, Carolyn Hanna and family, Mae Leary and members of the : Pablo, Nas, Corcus, Don, Q, Tingy, Rev, Fatty, T-boy, Boy, Big Will, T-pa, Jabba,
Hanna, Heastie and Tynes family; Friends including: Val Rolle and family, ;
Emma McIntosh and family, Mrs. Moxey and family, Darlene Gibson and family, |
Mr. Michealett Meronard, Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Hunt and family, Mrs. Mercedes
Laing and family, Peta Worrel and family, Requel Belle-Smith and family, Thelma : Wodline, Mr. Biggz, Kenny, Bouliva, Fat boy, Lilly, Gubby, Sandra, Sidley,
Green and family, Esmine Masters and family, Janice Grant and family, Dorothy
Shakespeare and family, Mr. Eugene Fynes and family, Mrs. Doris Grant and :
family, Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Davis and family, Mrs. Evelyn Bevans and family, :
Mrs. Mavis Shepherd and family, Diana Swann and family, Sylvia James, Esther:
McCray, Laureen Miller and family, Walton Gibson, Mrs. Brenda Davis, Davie
and Cassandra Williams, Olga Reid, Charlene Smith, and Robin and Cathy :
Marshall, Kitchener Penn, Staff of the former Princess Tower, Z.N.S, Freeport }

Primary, Lewis Yard Primary, Shell Bahamas, Tanja and Freeport Ship Services;
Christ the King Family and members of the Anglican community including;
Canon and Mrs. Harry Bain and family, Deacon Tellison Glover, Canon Winfield

Mrs. Mario Conliffe, Fr. and Mrs. Rudolph Cooper and family, Fr. and Mrs.
Curtis Robinson, Fr. and Mrs. Stephen Grant, Fr. and Mrs. Norman Lightbourne,

Fr. Keith Cartwright, Anne Woodman, Beth Bridges, Agnes and Stephanie
Saunders, Cynthia Cooper, Florence Deveaux, Betty Nixon, Shirley Knowles,
Daphne and Renaldo Johnson, Lynette Kelly, Gertrude Williams, Anne Woodman,
Donny and Mary Knowles. Pew Buddies: Augusta Webb, Verlene Palacious,
Carolyn Patton, Alice Cleare, Walton Gibson, Winston and Dell Higgs, Brad and
Bernie Rutherford, Eureka Price and Esper Major

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST

| CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00

AT THE PRO- A.M TO 6:00 P.M.

ELIE JEAN JR., 24

OF LEWIS YARD, GRAND BAHAMA
AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2007 AT 2:00
P.M. AT ST. VINCENT DE PAUL,
HUNTER’S, GRAND BAHAMA.
OFFICIATING WILL BE FATHER REMY
DAVID. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW
AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL
PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.

His memories will forever linger in the hearts
of his Mother: Beatrice Cela-Jean; Father:

Jerome and Noel Seymour, Erica and Mario Sturrup, Kim, Venice and Michael : Elie Jean Sr.; Sister: Neida “Dada” Jean; Brothers: Marco Polo, Grave, C’obe’t,
Cox and Giovanni Bent; Nieces & Nephews: Hal, Taniesha, Ntshonda, Terelle
and Heather Tynes, Chigozie, Chinyere, Uchenna and Nneka Ijeoma, Tammy :
Clarke, Crystal Tynes, Ruis, Kendal, Basil and Shelly Munnings, Janice Missick, :
: Fredline Cela, Mar Love, Love Daddy, Herve, Love Tysmine, Marceline, Joanas

Tatar and Pa;Niece: Shakera “Sheshe” Dieujuste; Grandmother: Antoinette
Jean; Aunts: Michaela, Rose Celaide, Wilmine, Clauselle and Laurene Cela,
Madame La Reserve Lagredele and Meta Prophet; Uncles; Cousins: Fritz Gerald,

and Camelita Jacques Louis, Kelly, Ago, Donyck, Elta Winton, Wicky, Steven,
cachelin, Wilma and Kerby Deshommes, Nallery, Nacia and Daphka Imbert,

George Richardson, Patrick and Ixcilia Petit-Homme, Riquet and Veronique

States and Haiti; Godchildren: Gregory, Pa, Requan, Racqukeem and Shaqueena;
Friends: Big Man, Shabba, Lil Man, Ace, Turts, Coons, Old Dog, Snipes, Trojan,

Chappa, China Man, Q-tip, Doe, Cheche, Todos, Brooklyn, Jeano, Shae, Tasha,
Benz, Evricka, Anica, Shorty, T-jo, Clarice, Jean, Remy David and the Haitian
Catholic Church, Nativa Ferdinand, Lounis, Daz, Evans, Keke, J.J, Teddy, Jenny

Sidney, Jeffor, Elgelo, Ryan, Claire, Raymond, Rene, The Chery family, Thales
and family, Neva and family, Lency St. Vil and family, Mrs. Daniela Casius and
family, Carolyn Orelus and family, Nanott Stange, Chantel Justilen and family,
Big Lucy and family, the Dormeus family, Triple Play and family, Jack Hayward
Class of 2000, Colony Motors and family and the communities of Lewis Yard,
Hunters, Pinder Point and West End.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST
, Gloria, Wennel and Valentine Goodridge, Fr. and Mrs. Bernard Been, Fr. and ; CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00

i A.M.TO 6:00 P.M.





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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 373-3005



RAYMOND ERIC
GIBSON, 82

CHURCH, WEST
J DRIVE,



PASTOR KERMIT SAUNDERS;

Left to cherish his fond memories are his 4 Sons: Sidney, Eugene, Levi
and John Gibson; Daughters: Edith and Quennie Gibson, Enid Francis

Brunches Long Island and Davie Gibson; Sisters-in-law: Nora Gibson,
Ivy and Gladys Gibson, Lee, Viola and Iva Beckford; Brothers-in-
law: Ephram Taylor and Gladstone Ferguson; Sons-in-law: Melford
Francis and Clarance Hepburn; Daughters-in-law: Ana, Melvern and

Apostle Mike Francis and the Just Shall Live by Faith, Kendom Worship
Centre, Staff of the Rand Memorial Hospital Staff, Z.N.S, Elenor

of Disable Friends and family.

, Rasteices Memoual
a

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ~

: LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
: BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M AND ON
: SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH FROM 10:30 A. M. UNTIL
: SERVICE TIME.

OF #406 NANSON AVENUE, |
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA |
AND FORMERLY OF TURN BULL, :
LONG ISLAND WILL BE HELD ON |
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2007 AT |
12:00 NOON AT FREEPORT BIBLE :
ATLANTIC :
FREEPORT, GRAND |

BAHAMA. OFFICIATING WILL BE:

ASSISTED BY: APOSTLE MIKE FRANCIS. INTERMENT WILL :
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, :
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. :

and Patricia Hepburn; Sisters: Flossie Taylor, Rose and Florence : ©
Gibson, Melva Mackey of Long Island, Tiny and Dorine Armbrister of
Clear Water, Florida and Lillian Butler; Brothers: Edward Gibson of





Thompson, Florence Morley, Mr. Woodside, Grand Bahama Taxi :

Union, Lona Dean, Sarah Forbes, PineRidge Urban Renewel, Council ;
: Nancy Baron-Dolan and A Host of Other Relatives and Friends.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “SERENITY SUITE” OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM :



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NASSAU

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072

Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047

Pager: (242) 340-8043 ¢ Fax: (242) 340-8034

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

MR. AMOS PUNCHO

McKENZIE JR., 21

.| OF PLUM STREET, FREEPORT,
|) GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY
| OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA DIED
| AT THE RAND MEMORIAL
® HOSPITAL ON MONDAY, APRIL 9,
| 2007

He is survived by his Mother: Innia
McCartney; Father: Amos McKenzie;
Sister; Crystal Samantha McKenzie;
Brother: Ken Codearo McKenzie;
Grandparents: Reginald McKenzie Sr.,

: Kenneth McCartney and Valerie McCartney; Aunts: Margaret Woodside,
: Jean Williams, Betty Gabial, Marjorie and Daphne McKenzie, Pearlymae,
: Virginia, Sybil, Ericka, Sherry; Uncles: Reginald Jr., Franklyn, Nigial,
L : Douglas, Allen, Tyrone and Nevilon McKenzie, Phillip, Kim, Heaven,
Ismae Gibson; 80 Nieces and Nephews; 40 Great Grand-Children :
and A Host of Other Relatives & Friends: Otis, Dukie, J.J, Phyllis, :
Raquel Gibson, Natasha, Sweet Emily, Mavies Edgecombe, Renard ;
Rigby, Peter Ephriam, Della Taylor, Ellamae Ethelyn Ferguson, Dencil,
Wendy, Edna, Mae, Nancy, Betty, Pedro Gibson, Harriet Pinder, Lenor, |
Tiffany and Dave Sweeting, Zeth, Shawn, Kenny, Stacy, Julie Francis,
Adrian Wildgoose, Tamica . id Sheuill, Shad, Cornell, Rahming, Dianna,
Sandra and Sandra Pinder, Bernard, Clyde and Kenneth Beckford, :
Joyclyn Ramsey, Dorithmae Smith, Mable Gibson, Lakecia Rolle, :
David Brice, Alice Beckford and Kay and Violet Stuart, Melvern Major, :
Carla, Rev. Dr. George Cumberbatch and First Baptist Church family, |
Deacon Davies and Leroy Glass, P.L.P family, M.P Pleasant Bridgewater, :
Dr. and Mrs. Doswell Coakley, Zona Burrows, Vandrea Dixon, Leona :
Smith, Fannie Brice, Basil Brice & Family, Euletha Strachan, Yvonne :
McDonald, K.C, Pam Newton, Ulanda and Eric, Dr. Brown, Spike | [a
Mackey, Bruce Storr, Debbie Pratt, Sarah, Dorinda, Ruby Seymour, : §

Prophetess Miller and Wounded Soldiers, Minister Carolyn Cooper, :

Steven and Kennard and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED. AT A
LATER DATE.

MRS. CAROLYN DOLAN
CAMPBELL, 35:

OF #414 CYPRESS TRAIL LANDING,
CHOCOWINITY, N.C AND
my FORMERLY OF TRUMBULL,

} CONNECTICUT DIED THE RAND
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON
TUESDAY. -APRIEL.. 10, -2007.

She is survived by her Husband: Douglas
S. Campbell; | Daughter: Sydney
Campbell ; Parents: Walter Dolan and

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ATA
LATER DATE.





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BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

REBECCA
MOSS DUNCOMBE, 106







will follow in Woodlawn Gardens,

| Other relatives and friends including, Deaconess Clarabell |
Williams, Queen Miller, Alfred Hanna, Angeline Morley, :
| Wilma, Patsy and Rev. Albert Nottage of Miami, Florida, | Good Samaritan Senior Citizens Home and the staff of Princess
Pastor Helen McPhee and church family, Pastor Edward :
McPhee and church family; Maria Francis, Vernamae Miller, |
Betty Ramsey, Sennamae Sweeting, Brenda Gaitor, Dorothy |
| Major, Howard Duncombe and the St. Charles Vincent Street |
: Wednesday and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon |

family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demer!

SRE SE USN se : Sei

a resident of St. Charles Vincent Street |

| and formerly of Pointfield, Acklins. ;

| will be held at Agape Full Gospel |

“| Baptist Church, Golden Palm Estates |
and Malcolm Road on Saturday at | |
10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor | |

Helen McPhee, assisted by Rev. Dr. Edward McPhee. Interment : |

Soldier Road. | L
Left to ponder the wonderful memory of a life well lived and | —
a rest well earned are her two daughters, Mrs. Inez Johnson :
and Ms Janet Turnquest; one son, Cleveland Duncombe; one |
brother, Ephriam Nottage; 27 grandchildren, Marie Smith, |
Basil, Jeffrey and Trevor Duncombe, Beryl Pratt, Joanne |
Sweeting, Pamela Knowles, Terry Russell, Larry and Tony |
Pratt, Betty Bain, Rosalee Marshall, Beverly, Marylee, Deloris |
and John Johnson, Princess, Antionette, Stephen, Tyrone, :
Kevin and Andy Duncombe, Tanya, Conna, Christian, Miracle |
and Courtney; 55 great grandchildren including Harold, Craig, |
Sanchez, Mindy, Monique, Keith, Yvonne, Samantha, Tia, |
Latoya, Shavonne, Crystal, Jared and Quincylee; 23 great, |
great grandchildren; grand daughters-in-law, Marilyn and | Jodi, Jared, Montana, Kiante, Kristofer, Kai, Kiara, Kenadee,
Joanne Duncombe and Marilyn Duncombe; grandsons-in- |
law, Nelson Kaddiffe, Rodney Woodside, John Sweeting, :
Clifford Bain, Dwight Marshall, Clarence Smith and Felix |
Knowles, Wilton Russell, Hermes Adderley, Lester Johnson;
two daughters-in-law, Queen and Sarah Duncombe; one sister- |
in-law, Vernice N ‘ttage; one son-in-law, Craig Turnquest; |
numerous nieces and nephews including, Harcourt and Alice | Farrington, Hallandale, Florida and Helen Major; other friends
Moss at New York, Almada Stubbs, Miriam, Ivern, Elaine,
Willamae, Dencil and Rocklyn Williams and Henry Burnside. |

Funeral -

Home. Market Street from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service
time.

| BRIAN RUSSELL, 61

aresident of King and Market Streets,
will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Boyd Road, on Thursday at
2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Deacon
Gregory Taylor. Interment follows in
R St Joseph's Church Cemetery, Boyd
eB Road.



Left to mourn his passing are his children, Resheemah and
Devon; brothers, Adrian, Dr. Munir Rashad, Eric Anthony
Sr., and Hanif; sisters, Donna Blyden and Nurse Linda Russell
of Miami, Florida; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Walia, Genevieve
and An-Nisa; brother-in-law, Dr. Gershwin Blyden; aunt, Ethel
Wood of Gregory Town, Eleuthera; grandchildren, Donovan,
Shemia and Daniel; nephews and nieces, Benson (Annette),
Bernadette, Clyde (Delrose), Gershon, Erica, Tiffany
(Wellington), Eric Anthony Jr., (Shinika), Erving, Kameela
and Shanique; grand nephews and nieces, Alexis, Olivia, Jaida,

Erving Jr., Skye and Shanai; other relatives include, Eloise
Livingston, Miami, Florida, Cleora Baker and family, Largo,
Maryland, Ernestine Scavella and family, New York, familyof
the late Harold and Viola Lightbourne, family of the late Ivan
and Edwina Brooks, family of the late Nurse Rosie Major;
family of Aunt Ethel Wood, Dc"'y Knowles, Mae Major, Lelia

and relatives include Colin Scavella, Arthur Nairn and Hazel
Pinder, Paul Hanna, Lenny Perpall, Sidney Wilson, Jr., Doris
Maycock, Agatha Williams and family, the Coakley family,
family of Percy and Sybil Blyden, Jack Deveaux and family,
Friends of Farm Road, King Street and Bain Town, friends at
Margarert Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street,.from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on

and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

ARI



MAST

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MARKET STREET ° P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782



DEACONESS
SUSANNA GAITOR, 89

P| Bethlehem Baptist



in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

_ Enith Thompson, Paula Williams, Preston Kemp, Alphonse,

Eugean and Earnal Cambridge, Charles, George and Josephine :
Adderley of Tampa, Florida; numerous relatives and friends staff of RIU Hotel and Resorts and the staff of FirstCaribbean
including Miriam Webb of Dumfries, Cat Island, Rev. Donald :
McNeil, Lizerene, John and Elsiemae Farrington, Celrene
Newbold, Euphemia Ambrister, Eudia Poitier, Fred Thompson :
and family, Enderlyn McKenzie, Winifred Pedican and family,
Nelson Brennen, Elder Pembrook Smith and family, The :
Sunshine Prayer Band, The Dynamic Features, the families
of The Region Bells, Five Proches and New Bethlehem Baptist |

Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral ?
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday :
and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service :

time.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

f| a resident of Sapadilla Boulevard |
and formerly of Orange Creek, Cat :
Island, will be held at New |
Church, }
*) Independence Drive, on Saturday at |
; 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. |
Dr. Everette J. Brown, assisted by |
Rev.Tyronne Laing, Rev. Joseph Saunders, Rev. Dr. Errold :
Farquharson and Minister Christine Johnson. Interment follows :
: Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Elizabeth
Rolle and Jamie Ash; one granddaughter, Eliza Rolle; one
Precious memory are held by her children, Laura Stubbs, |
Remelda and Brenville Hanna Sr., Minister Ephelyn Neely, |
Georgina Beneby, Isabella Hepburn, Diana and Gladstone :
Burrows, Minister John and Joyce Gaitor, W.C.P.L. 1344
Dolly Mae and Philip Smith; one adopted son, William E. |
Gaitor; one sister, Vernall Adderley; grandchildren, CPL-
1308 David and Iona Stubbs, Inspector Rodney and Vistna :
Williams, Roger and Cheryl Williams, PC 2470 Marcus and :
Natasha Williams, Patricia, Brenville Jr., Pearline, Kendall, :
Suzette, Janet and Jovette Hanna, Roshanda and Vasco Neely,
Dana and Gladstone Burrows Jr., Lakeisha Hepburn, Joshua :
Beneby, PC 540 Donavan, Philandra and Deandre Smith,
| Tomica, Desmond, John Jr and Sarah Gaitor; 21 great :
grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; numerous :
nieces and nephews including Richard and Mable Newbold, :
: Rochelle Braynen and family, the community of Kennedy

PROPHETESS
MIRIAM STUBBS, 62_

a resident of Kennedy Subdivision
and formerly of Old Bight, Cat
Island, will be held at Arrow of
Deliverance Pentecostal Church,
Cox's Way on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
‘| Officiating will be Rev. Luther

Thurston. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.



brother, Eleazor Rolle; two sisters-in-law, Ada and Louise
Rolle; five nephews, Elroy, Cpl. 2166 Deon Rolle, Quentin,
Wayne and Warren Rolle; nine nieces, Janet Weir, Margarette,
Joan Stevens, Shan, Sharon, Shanessa Kemp, Sharana and
Shakera Rolle; grandnieces and nephews, Christopher, Eleazor
II, Deneisha Rolle, Gabrielle and Daniel Weir; other relatives
and friends including Johnny Ash, Doris Barry, Evangelist
Elouise Sturrup, Deaconess Shirley Hepburn of Mt. Pleasant
Village, Sybil Pinder, Enamae Wright and family, Hazel
Williams and family, Faye Delancy and family, Serbena
Zonicle, Christine Rolle and family, Paulette Lloyd and family
Inez Gray and family, Sister Beatrice Edgecombe and family,
Sister Johnson, Leete Hepburn, Elekanar Armbrister, Rev.
Luther Thurston and family, members of Seed Ministries,
Hetty Goodman and family, Delores Fernander and family,

Subdivision and the settlement of Old Bight, Cat Island, the
Bank and relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday

and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service
time.





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LAVARDO JAMES
COLLIE, SR, 28

~ Gardens, Soldier Road.




Demeritte’s Funeral Home

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

: family, the Kings, the Hepburns, the Stubbs, the Johnsons, the
: Hinsey family, the Knowles family, Antonio, Chester, Don, Clayton
': and Tony Bodie, Robinson Morris Chapel, Ansbacher Group of
: Companies, Church of God Elizabeth Estates, Staff of Club House,

a resident of Palm Tree Ave & Ist Street Whyndham Casino and Pool Services, Atlantis International, Bank
the Grove, will be held at Robinson :
Morris Chapel A.M.E. Church, Ridgeland paradise Island Water Sports, Esso On The Run, A.F. Adderley

_| Park West, on Saturday at 11 :00 a.m. | The Mantell Hei t ee
iF Officiatis: will be Rev Howara 2 (Class of 1996), The Mantell Heights & Coconu Grove Community.
jmaeeone eae Dy ae George Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
p Slane Interne nt reno ws 1a Woodlawn : Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the

church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Crystal Collie; 2 children, :
Lavardo & Tywanna; his parents, Delores McKenzie & Dudley :
Collie; step mothers, Sharon Collie & Emma Hinsey; 5 sisters, |
Cherita, Cheriva, Wilhemena, Latoya & Denesha; 2 brothers, :
Dudley "Vaughn" Jr. & DeTon Collie; grandmother, Maybell :
Collie-Cox of Snow Corner, Acklins; 16 aunts, Sandra, Brenda, :
Jennifer, Winnie McKenzie of Fort Lauderdale, Coralee, Lorie, :
Joy, Pamela, Debra, Maddie, Judy, Anna, Valerie, Rose, Ernestine |
& Beverley Monksneas of Freeport, Grand Bahama; uncles: :
Michael McKenzie of Fort Lauderdale, Ken’'McKenzie, Rev.
Wellington, Deacon Frank & John Collie & Ormald Moultrie; 9
grand aunts: Maxine King, Muriel Clarke of Freeport, Grand :
Bahama, Winnie Clarke of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, Malvese :
Hepburn, Winifred McKenzie, Effie Kemp, Evelyn Ferguson, :
Gerlene & Etis; 4 grand uncles, Alfred Clarke of Freeport, Grand :
Bahama, George Clarke of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, Simeon :
King & Kenneth Knowles; mother-in-law: Carolynn Johnson; |
fatherin-law, Leo Johnson; sister-in-law, Tyisha Rodgers; brother- |
in-law, Christoff Johnson; 4 nieces, Westika, Dashika, Nacara & :
Destiny; cousins: Joanne, Pilot Valentino, Monique, Kim, Denise, :
Dena, Kendalyn, Dwayne, Kino, Samuel, Tracey, LaShan, Shanado, :
Sheniqua, Dashinka, Kenny, Nakeitha, D'anton, ShaCarla, Sanchez, :
Shonice, T'Shonda, Tyrone Jr., Tamia, Berchinal, leasa, Tanaka, :
Crystal, Valentina, Reneko, Rashantai, Taraj, Devonique, Shenadia, :
Aaliyah, Valentino Jr., Patrice, Kaywanna, Janet, Charmaine, | :
Rosnell, Anne, Suzette, Bridgette, Berneice, Willa mae, Kim, Judy, Hepburn, Apostle Charles Wallace and family, Denise Miller,
Shantell, Marsy, Denora, Diane, Sybilane, Lorrice, Lucinda, Marsha,
Lydia, Donnalee, Glenda,Theresa, Roselynn, Stephanie, Vikki, |
Donnella, Malvese, Ricardo, Ronald, Randy, Kendal, Kevin, :
Dwight, Keith, Wesley, Rev. George Clarke II, Garnett, Clint, |
Edgar, Jeffrey, Sidney, Drexwell, Marvin and BC 634 McKenzie; :
special friends & relatives, Richard "Poorman" Evans, Charles |
Knowles, Kamar "KK" Henfield, Lavaughn "Johnny" Forbes, :
Dean "Doc" Knowles, Jonathan "Duffy" Kemp, Rodney Sands, ; Market Street, from 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on
George Robinson, Gordo Hunt, Henridge, "Par Boy", Tamar "Cash", :
Peter, Wesley, "Reckless" Kelly, the Collie family, the McKenzie :



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of the Bahamas International, IBPOE of the World Alpha Temple
909, Demeritte's Funeral Home, Albania Christian Academy,















LORETTA "RELLA"
JONES, 85





" a resident of Persis Rodgers Home &
= formerly of Deep Creek, Eleuthera, will
| be held at St. Mark's Baptist Church,
_| Romer Street, Fox Hill, on Friday at 11:00
-| a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Carrington Pinder. Interment follows in
Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.







Left to cherish her memory are her adopted children, Everette and
Helen Miller; stepchildren, Clifford Astwood and Shirleymae
Jones-Astwood; grandchildren, Ryan Maycock, Nilsa, Lashanda
and Onique Astwood; greatgrandchildren, Najee Armbrister,
Shenique, Aniqueker and Ajahnique Astwood; other relatives
including, Kera, Samantha and Dario Miller, Lovely Miller and
family, Rev. Zilchus Thompson and family, Dellington Thompson
and family, Roy Taylor, Fairmena Taylor and family, Sybil
Thompson, Catherine Wilson and family, Virginia Clarke, John
Wallace and "Medical"; other friends including, Suzette Edden,
Ms. Bella, Mrs. Rhoda Williams, Mrs. Suzette Rolle, "Barry", Roy










Francis Clarke and family, Qutell Pennerman and family, the caring
and helpful staff of the Persis Rodgers Home including, Mrs. Miller
and Mrs. Ledee, The Exuma Association Lodge, The Bain Town
Community, the Deep Creek, Eleuthera Community and others
too numerous to mention.







Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,




Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.






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ANDRE LAVARDO
"MALACHI"
HANNA, 32



Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.

time.

Demeritie’s Funeral

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

a resident of Dumping Ground |
Corner, will be held at St. ;
P@ Barnabas Anglican Church, |

“9 Baillou Hill & Wulff Roads, on |
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating :
will be Canon Basil Tynes. Interment follows in Old :



father, Leon Hanna; 4 sisters, Tabatha Hanna, Leah :

Mather, Alice and Patricia Hanna; 3 brothers, Arnie |
Lockhart, Anthony Lamm and Dino Hanna; grand | Penha, Joyceline, Estella & Lucy Nonome; 3 brothers:
parents; Cleveland and Francena Hanna; 5 aunts, _ Roosvelt, Mitchell & Bruce Nonome; 4 aunts: Arelus,
Madeline Gray, Annabell, Velma, Patrice, Maria Hanna; | Ancernio, Zelie Jean & Zerline Deleveau; uncles: Charles
6 uncles, Michael and James Pratt, Harrison, Hulan, _ Deleveau, Tervtu Dalce, Joseph Jean & Albert Morris;
Jeffery and Leonard Hanna; 1 brother-in-law, Seth | 12 nieces: Denise, Nashel, Sharlene, Rachael, Gina,
Mather; 5 nieces, Amanda Lockhart, Keva Harvey, | Dina, Maree, Areal, Jessica, Serha & Lisa; 9 nephews:
Summer Brown Seleah and Senia Mather; 3 nephews, | resiee oe J ee J aan seminar everny D elano,
Amardo Lockhart, Kevin and Katori Harvey; 2 grand | (77169 Dee ee We eee eee
nieces, Raven and Paige; | grand nephew, Garvin; Melissa, Stacey, ian a Judy, ls Ne
other relatives and friends including, James Ferguson ee oe oe ae oe J ae ra a 2 Ju see
and family, Deborah Bastian, Sandra Minnis and family, | . BUCS ety Cer any, uece ya ous COs ee
Collete Morley and family, Carrie Mae Brown and | te Amoose; brothers-in-law: Eddy, Annel, eg
family, Monique and Addison Ferguson, Fernando and & Son; special friends & a host of other relatives: Kryste,
Dionne Pratt, Suna, Renrick and Marilyn Pratt, Kayla, : é
Cherise, Sekara, Jamerson and Deathera and Lakezia | Revelt, Stephnie, Hellen, Byron, Elysee, Mare Noel,
Pratt, Vanessa Pratt, Cleopatra and Robert Deal, : :;
Charmaine Pratt, Torak Pratt, Marla Strachan, Patricia | De ee
| Rutherford, Carol Parker, the Dumping Ground Corner :

family, Freeport family and his special friend Ceilie. i Altidor family, Cesseus family, Janvier family, families
: . : : & friends of Haiti, Nassau, Dade, Broward, Orlando &
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's :

Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 |
p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12 :
noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service :
: Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service
: time.

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MAXWELL MAXO
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a resident of Freeport, Grand
= Bahama & formely of Nassau, will
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Kelly, ss.cc. ,
| & Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows in
| Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherishing Andre's precious memory and awaiting that : ; ;
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: Nonome; 3 daughters: Brittany, Takilah & Nyjia; 1 son:





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Irean, Loulou, Darren, Laffe, Anne Maree, Kevin, Maria,





Celia, Rezilie, Celeson Charles, Fanny, Anniese, Max,




Jean family, Helhaire family, Belazaire family, Sajour
family, Sistra family, Telfort famly, Eugene family,







Georgia.




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RELIGION

The Tribune

Changing faith

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Religion Writer
pburrows @iribunemedia.net

onathan* was born into a
strict Christian family. With
his grandfather being a pas-
tor, he quite naturally fol-
lowed the Christian faith.

Along with attending weekly
Sunday divine worship services, he
was also present in Sunday school,
Sunday night services, Friday night
youth meetings, and some Wednesday
night mid-week services. He sang in
the youth choir and even served as an
usher on occasion. He was what most
people would call a good Christian
young person.

Today however, at the age of 21,
“ Jonathan sees worship in a different
light. As a sign of a new “covenant” he
has made, Jonathan now wears a piece
of cloth around his head to keep his
“flourishing” dreadlocks in place. On
his plain white T-shirt, sitting proudly
on his chest, there are three pins; one
of a lion, one depicting Haile Selassie
I; and another identiiying with the
Rastafarian colours.

Jonathan loves to speak about the
liberation of black people, the need
for black people to rise from oppres-
sion, and that they should begin entre-
preneurial ventures. It is almost
painful however, to hear him reduce
Jesus Christ to a mere prophet. But
isn’t religion everyone’s personal
right?

And while Jonathan hails Selassie,
he says that he still praises the God of
the Bible - only in his own way, with-
out someone preaching to him about
the right way to go about things. He
has also given up meat, and eats only
fish and other seafood.

At the age of 19, after “reasoning”
with a man of the Rastafarian faith,
Jonathan decided that he would
become a full-fledged Rastafarian.

“It was a change I made for myself.
It wasn’t because of anything that hap-
pened in the church or at home. I just
decided that I wanted to follow a dif-
ferent order of things,” he said.

Needless to say, Jonathan met up
with contention from his family. He
would be the first Rastafarian in his
household, and the family saw his new
move as a form of disrespect to his
grandfather who had “built a church
up from the ground up”.

“As far as they were concerned, if I
was rejecting the religion I was born
into, I as rejecting my family. So, in
some respects I’m still an outcast to
this day with some of my family mem-
bers.

“They don’t see religion as a per-



@ BISHOP Ros Davis (below) believes that it is the church’s responsibilit; to
ensure that its young people have a sound knowledge of their faith so that they
can be in line with what the Bible commands in I Peter 3:15, to always be pre-
pared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the

hope that you have.

sonal choice and a personal
right for everybody. They
want to oppress me and use
hate and malice to keep me
under subjection. But they
can’t do that. They can’t use
hate because that only
breeds more hate and con-
tention. People don’t under- |
stand that,” he said.

The hostile situation came
to head last year when
Jonathan was kicked out of



(FILE photos)

In a country where reli-
gion is right up there with
* politics and sex in terms of
© taboo topics, Lorenzo said
* that he faced “strife”
- because of his choice. But
* when it comes to religion,
© Lorenzo said that many peo-
ple, particularly parents,
' make the mistake of forcing
' another individual into a
particular faith.

“Basically, it is not one

his home for failing to return wets thing that causes people to
to the Christian faith. And change to another religion.
based upon his knowledge It’s just that sometimes when
of Christianity, Jonathan (FILE photo) you are born into some-

believes that Jesus Christ
wouldn’t have tried to persuade him in
the way that his parents did.

Twenty-six year old Lorenzo* is
part of the same Nyabinghi order of
Rastafarian that Jonathan subscribes
to. While growing up, he regularly
attended a Pentecostal church, but he
would not describe himself as having
been. a Christian.

Lorenzo said that there were differ-
ent elements that ultimately influ-
enced this spiritual change in his life,
and his change to Rastafarianism
came gradually. At age 17, he began
consulting with elders in the faith to
learn the dynamics of the religion,
began his new no-meat diet, and
began shifting into a new mentality.

thing, it becomes routine.
It’s not something you want to do. It’s
something they are forcing you to do.

“Sometimes if you even ask them
why they go to church, they can’t tell
you. I felt like I used to go to church,
but I just felt the same way when |
came out as when I[ went in. It wasn’t
special. So I thought, is this what reli-
gion is supposed to be really about?”
he said.

While Lorenzo and Jonathan have
moved from Christianity to
Rastafarianism, there are other peo-
ple out there who have moved from
Rastafarianism to Christianity. There
are persons who were Buddhists and
are now Christians, were Christians
and are now Muslims, were Jehovah's

Witnesses and are now part of the tra-
ditional Christian church.

What is true, is that all religions are
in the business of converting new fol-
lowers - though some are more dili-
gent about it than others.

Senior pastor of Golden Gates
Assembly Bishop Ros Davis, said that
when conversion happens, somebody
was comparing, reasoning, evaluating.
And that is done through persuasion.
“They believe that their religion has
holes in it and unanswered questions
and that this new religion is better
suited to them,” he told Tribune
Religion.

In the case of students who go
abroad and return with new religions,
Bishop Davis said, it is likely that they
were not previously exposed to differ-
ent religions. And so, when new
friends pose difficult questions to
them about their religion and ask
them to clarify aspects of Christianity,
they cannot do so because they have a
limited knowledge of their own reli-
gion.

“So they are pushed up in a corner,
not wanting to be a part of a religion
that someone is poking holes into”
Bishop Davis said.

“But it’s not that the new religion is
better. It’s just that the student could- -
n't answer the questions, and he is
thinking that if he can’t answer, the
person who is asking the question
must be right.”

Bishop Davis believes that it is the
church’s responsibility to ensure that
its young people have a sound knowl-
edge of their faith so that they can be
in line with what the Bible commands
in I Peter 3:15, to always be prepared
to give an answer to everyone who
asks you to give the reason for the
hope that you have.

. Bishop Davis believes that when
one of the Christian faith is converted
to another religion, it is a “strike”
against the church since it holds the
one truth that Jesus Christ is the way,
the only way. ~

By the simplest definition, religion
is a person's beliefs. Some people
believe in a supreme being while oth-
ers do not. Some people worship in a
church, synagogue, temple, mosque or
other building with others who share
their beliefs, while some do not.
Rituals abound, and usually those
outside of that particular religion
often see it as weird.

But in the majority of cases, religion
attempts to bring out the good in
humankind.

* Names have been changed to pro-
tect the identity of those quoted in the
article.



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THE PLHP is the only party
that has the interest of ordi-
nary Bahamians at heart,
Prime Minister Christie said
last night at the party’s first
mass rally of the official cam-
paign season.

Speaking in front of a large
number of enthusiastic sup-
porters, many of them young
people, at the Queen Eliza-
beth Sports Centre, Mr
Christie lashed out at the cam-
paign of the FNM and its
leader, stating that the oppo-
sition’s message is built on
“lies, more lies and still more
lies.”

Instead, Mr Christie defend-
ed the performance of his gov-
ernment, telling the crowd
that under his leadership
unemployment is down; eco-
nomic growth is up; tourism
is at record levels; and,
investor confidence is at the
highest in the country’s histo-

ry.

Appealing to the party’s
base of grassroot voters, Mr
Christie told his supporters
that he and his party have
always put people before mar-
ket forces.

“We have always been the
party that looks after the
needy and not the greedy. We
have always been the party —
and the only party — to put
people over things, to put
social compassion over ‘mar-
ket forces’, and to put those
who have too little at the head
of the line. That is the’ heart
and soul of what it means to
be a PLP. Never let anybody

@ PLP supporters play their
part in a huge motorcade.

(Photo: Tim Clarke

Tribune staff)

ever tell you there’s no differ-
ence between the PLP and
FNM. The differences are pro-
found. Remember that,” he
said.

The prime minister also
announced several new policy
initiatives last night, one of
which was his intention to

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m@ By ALISON LOWE
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VOTERS were close to riot- ; Providence, brought havoc to the communities of Stanyard Creek,
: Stafford Creek and Blanket Sound, destroying ten lamp-posts and :
4 : , : leaving large portions of these areas without electricity.
card collection point during ;
what were publicised as collec- }

ing on Tuesday evening after
being turned away from a voter

tion hours, it has been claimed.

Responding to an article in
Wednesday's Tribune which }

described voters’ frustration at
being declined entry to the

Queen's College collection }
depot after 6pm, Mrs Johnson ;

from Golden Gates said she
experienced the same thing at
Carmichael Primary School.

away blind people. Trust me, a

little more and we would've had

a riot," she said.
Announcements made by the

parliamentary registration }
department that day stated that
all collection points would be
open from 10am until 9pm.
The angry voter said a female

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m@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr.
Chief Reporter _

THE Prime Minister and his

cabinet have been “living the life
of Reilly and accounting to no
one”, opposition leader Hubert
Ingraham told those gathered at a
crowded Clifford Park last night
for the FNM’s mass rally.

[he atmosphere was electric as
thousands of enthusiastic sup-
porters covered the hillside. The
“Roots” junkanoo group made
an impressive entry prancing to
the ker-lick of the cowbell and
the beat of the drum over the hill-
side. It was greeted with thun-
derous applause. Like the Pied-
Piper of ‘Hamlin, hundreds of
enthusiastic supporters followed
Roots, adding about 300 more to
the thousands already there. Cars
continued to inch their way to the
park, where there was hardly a
parking space to be found. A
photographer called The Tribune
to say he was having difficulty
getting within sight of the park
because of the bumper-to-bumper
traffic. Honking horns, waving
pom-poms and a troupe of
dancers added to the evening’s





@ FNM supporters flock to Clifford Park last night.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

excitement.

This PLP Government, said Mr
Ingraham, has placed Bahamians
in a long line behind them, their
families, their extended families,
their friends, their business asso-
ciates and social companions,
their political cronies and hacks
and “whatever celebrity just
reach.”

The former prime minister also
hit out at the PLP calling the pre-

Severe wind damages homes

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at collection point |

SEE page 12



Investigation after
two die in plane crash

AN investigation has been

: launched into a plane that
: crashed claiming two lives after

"I arrived there at 8pm last ;
night and they even turned
: reports, the US Coast Guard said
? that two men from Fort Myers
: were on the plane.

taking off from New Providence.
According to international

The Coast Guard said that

? Frank Watchus and Ernest Cole-
i man were found dead in the
: water near the plane wreckage
: on Tuesday night.

Parts of the single-engine tur-

i bo-prop were discovered 20
: miles north of New Providence.

The plane, registered to Hap-

py Skies out of Bonita Springs,
Florida, lost radio contact at
around 5
sau.

tion into the crash continues.

tion,

Mr Nairn said the incident is :

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not yet clear who was piloting ; Nicole Smith. three
the plane and that an investiga- { : hae
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Yesterday, Transport and Avi- i Dannielynn,
ation permanent secretary : : os
Archie Nairn said that he had : Prosecutions Bernard Turner
already been briefed on the mat- } told Chief Magistrate Roger
ter by the director of civil avia- ;
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diction of the governing party’s
hired experts of a 60 per cent win
“manufactured”. (See page 2).
The opposition leader said that
things have been coming apart
and Prime Minister Perry Christie
and his Cabinet Ministers have
simply been living in a fantasy
land “singing about how things

SEE page 12

Ruling on
Daniel Smith

i A POTENTIAL tornado touchdown early yesterday morning in
: central Andros severely damaged six homes and one business,
: leaving two families in a local shelter. :
: The severe wind damage, from a storm that also affected New }

happen today

inquest could

: li By NATARIO McKENZIE

THERE may be a ruling as

: early as today on a constitu-
: tional motion that will deter-
; mine whether the inquest into
; the death of Daniel Smith pro-
: ceeds.

Today Supreme Court judge

: John Lyons is expected to hear
: arguments on the constitutional
: motion filed by attorneys rep-

[Spm after it left Nas- ; resenting Howard K Stern.

Daniel Smith died on Sep-
Anna
days after

Yesterday, Director of Public
Gomez that there could possi-

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FNM Leader Hubert Ingra-
ham said that the PLP is so des-
perate to disguise their loss of
popular support throughout the
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in the lead up to the next gen-
eral election.

“They’ve come to believe
that if they keep repeating their
lies someone may come to
believe them,” Mr Ingraham
exclaimed to a host of support-
ers at the party’s mass rally at
Clifford Park last night.

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Ingraham: ‘poll results’ show
the desperation of the PLP

“They say they have 60 per
cent of the support. But they
must mean 60 per cent of PLPs.
This talk plenty do little gov-
ernment does not deserve
another term in office. And
guess what? They ain’t gonna
get one either,” he said.

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minister himself, said that in
some things, once is really not
enough, but quipped that in the
case of the PLP, “once is more
than enough”.

“The record shows that in
five years they have not built a
single new school and not a sin-
gle new community health clin-
ic anywhere. They couldn’t even
fix the airport before they
renamed it to honour Sir Lyn-
den. They accuse me of not
respecting Sir Lynden. I put his
photograph on the dollar bill
and on a postage stamp.

“They put his name on a run-
down, leaky terminal building
which they promise to fix. Well
we know now what to make of
their promises. They said they
would help empower Bahami-
ans in their own economy. Five
years later, they have handed
over thousands of acres of
Crown Land to foreigners for
residential developments for
more foreigners.

“Five years later deserving
Bahamians are still waiting in
that long, long Perry Christie
line to have their applications
for Crown Land processed,” Mr
Ingraham said.

“Five years later our envi-
ronment is under assault and
wetlands are being filled in to
make way for golf courses and
homes for foreigners. Now,
your FNM is not opposed to
foreign investment. In fact, it
was the FNM that restored the
good name of the Bahamas in
the world and made the country
attractive again for reputable
foreign investors. The PLP,
though they opposed our
polices at the time, are now so
happy with what we did at
Atlantis and elsewhere that they
try to take credit for the per-
formance of the economy we
built and left in place,” he said.

Mr Ingraham said that the
FNM will continue to welcome
foreign investors to the
Bahamas.

“Investors who want to do
developments that fit in with
our plans, developers who do

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not require us to give them
thousands of acres of public
land for residences, investors
who will collaborate with us in
protecting our environment,”
he said.

Mr Ingraham joked that
Prime Minister Perry Christie
announced that the PLP will be
running on its record — but in
fact, the party will “more likely.”
be running away from it.

“That’s why they have been
busy over these many past
weeks trying to make this elec-
tion about me. We are hearing
all manner of things on the
radio; twisted facts and half
truths; and sometimes outright
lies. They are busy rewriting his-
tory; speaking wickedly of you
and especially of me; reviling
the good name of our party.

“But you know, and I know,
that this election is not about
me. It’s about you. I’m just the
Delivery Boy. But I’ve gradu-
ated from bicycle to jet plane.
Yes, your delivery boy is a man
now; more experienced, ener-
gised, focused, measured; more
patient and more fatherly,” he
said,






THE TRIBUNE

0 In brief

Lifeguard to
complete
Bimini to
Florida swim

AN American lifeguard

: was expected to arrive at the
: coast of Florida yesterday
: after swimming 52 miles from
: Bimini to the US coast to
; raise money for charity.

Cynthia Aguilar began the

i epic swim on Tuesday
: evening in the hope of rais-
? ing money and awareness for
i AIDs-related causes.

She traversed the distance

: lying on a paddleboard, using
? a swimming stroke to propel
: herself towards the Florida
: coast.

Paramedics were awaiting

the lifeguard on the beach to
: make sure she had arrived in
: good physical condition.

Murderers
escape in
Puerto Rico
prison break

| ml PUERTO RICO

San Juan

PUERTO Rican authori-

i ties were searching on Tues-
: day for seven convicted mur-
: derers who escaped from a
: prison by crawling through
: ventilation ducts that led to
i the facility’s roof, according
i to Associated Press.

Police were investigating

whether prison staff may have

helped them escape on Mon-

day from the Guayama Cor-

rectional Center on Puerto
Rico’s southern coast, correc-

tions chief Miguel Pereira
: said.

“We are trying to deter-

mine what route they may

have chosen,” Pereira said,

adding that authorities have
i set up a hot line to field calls

about the fugitives” possible

whereabouts.

All seven had been incar-

: cerated in a medium-security
: section of the prison despite
: their homicide convictions, he
i said.

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Men are
charged with
marijuana
possesion

TWO men have been
arraigned in Magistrates Court
on drug charges in connection
with the discovery of $764,000
pounds of marijuana.

The accused, Andrae Porter,
32, of Pinewood Gardens and
Reginald Farrington, 23, of
Kool Acres were arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel on Tuesday.

It is alleged that on Thursday
April 5, 2007, the two conspired
to posses a quantity of marijua-
na with the intent to supply the
drugs to another.

It is also alleged that on that
date, the two were found in pos-
session of a quantity of mari-
juana with the intent to supply
the same to another.

According to the prosecution,
the men were found in posses-
sion of 382 pounds of marijua-
na.

Both men pleaded not guilty
to the charges and were
remanded to Her Majesty’s
Prison until Friday when they
are to return to court for a bail
hearing.

No progress for
investigators

in World Cup
murder

g@ JAMAICA
Kingston

INVESTIGATORS have not
made any breakthroughs into
the killing of Pakistan World
Cup cricket coach Bob
Woolmer, more than three
weeks after he was found stran-
gled to death, police spokesman
Karl Angell said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

Jamaican police, four Scot-
land Yard detectives and an
Interpol investigator have been
examining security-camera
footage from the Kingston hotel
where Woolmer was found on
March 18. They are also await-
ing the results of a toxicology
report, Angell said.

Pakistan’s team manager has
left Jamaica, but at least one
Pakistani diplomat has stayed
to observe the investigation,
Angell said.

Woolmer, who was born in
India of English parents, died
a day after his team lost to Ire-
land in a stunning upset that
eliminated Pakistan from the
cricket World Cup, which is
being played in nine Caribbean
countries through late April.

A pathologist who conduct-
ed Woolmer’s autopsy initially
ruled his death was “inconclu-
sive” but announced four days
later that he had been strangled.

Florida couple
among dead
in Jamaica
car crash

B JAMAICA
Kingston

AMERICAN tourists travel-
ing in a rental car collided with
an SUV going in the opposite
direction, leaving a Florida cou-
ple dead and several others
injured, police said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

The head-on collision killed
Stanley and Jane Cummings of
Florida, who were on vacation
in the Caribbean island, accord-
ing to police spokeswoman
Thomazene Foster. Their age
and hometown were withheld
pending notification of their
family in the US.

Foster said Jane Cummings,
the driver, died instantly or
shortly after impact in the Mon-
day crash on a winding, rural
road. Her husband died at a
nearby hospital in Westmore-
land Parish, about 50 miles (80
kilometers) southwest of the
island’s tourism mecca of Mon-
tego Bay.

The Cummings’ daughter,
Kristal, and another Florida
couple, Dagmar and Jennifer
Schmidt, were hospitalised in
serious condition, Foster said.

Police declined to provide
details about the cause of the
collision.

The driver of the SUV, an
elderly Jamaican man, suffered
minor injuries in the crash.

US diplomatic officials were
not immediately available for
comment.

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‘the inscuenibaa business’

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

PLP MP for the Mount
Moriah constituency Keod
Smith encouraged supporters
at the party’s mass rally last
night to return the PLP to
office as the party is still about
empowering Bahamians.

“For 53 years, the PLP has
been in the empowerment
business. The PLP was the par-
ty for the Bahamian masses
when our rights were being
denied. The PLP was the party
for the Bahamian masses when
we wanted better job oppor-
tunities. The PLP was the par-
ty for the Bahamian masses
when the Bahamian people
stood up for majority rule,” Mr
Smith said.

“The PLP still is the party
for the Bahamian masses. The
PLP government facilitated the
purchase of four major foreign
owned companies by Bahami-
ans. The PLP government cre-
ated a venture capital fund to
assist Bahamian entrepreneurs.
And the PLP created National
Health Insurance for the
Bahamian people, so that no
matter what your financial sta-
tus in life, you can receive ade-
quate health care in a time of
need,” he said.

Mr Smith, a newcomer to
politics in 2002 who was forced
to resign his post as ambas-
sador to the environment fol-
lowing a much publicised Cab-
inet Room brawl with his fel-
low colleague Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson, said that
there are still many more
things the PLP has accom-
plished.

“But we are not stopping
here. There are a lot more
things for us to do. The PLP
will continue to be in the

Owens:

empowerment business. As
long as there are Bahamians
to be served, we will be in the
empowerment business. The
PLP government is building a
Bahamas where every individ-
ual that wishes to be their own
boss, can be their own boss.
We are building a Bahamas
where entrepreneurs have a

support network to facilitate
the success of their business,”
said Mr Smith.

“The PLP government is
building a Bahamas where
Bahamians can receive train-
ing to prepare for all of the
opportunities that-we have cre-
ated. We are building a
Bahamas where all Bahami-



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VERONICA Owens, the
PLP candidate for Garden
Hills, declared that the gov-
ernment has fulfilled its man-
date to create a Bahamas
where economic empower-
ment, social justice and respect
for rule of law are common-
place.

Ms Owens was speaking last
night during the party’s mass
rally at the Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre.

“The PLP government had
fulfilled its vision to create a
Bahamas,where dreams
would be fulfilled. This out-
standing leader and his gov-
ernment had fulfilled its vision
to continue to build a

Bahamas with a business envi-
ronment that encourages
Bahamian ownership and full
ownership of the economy.
This government had fulfilled

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its vision to create a Bahamas
where young Bahamians are
developing a stronger sense
of self, sound character and
positive values and attitudes,”
she said.

Ms Owens further stated
that under the PLP adminis-
tration, the Bahamas has
become more safe in terms of
crime and violence.

“We had fulfilled our vision
to create a Bahamas with a
safe and secure environment,
allowing all Bahamians to live
full and complete lives with-
out fear,” she said.

With the current murder
rate standing at.25, as com-
pared to 13 homicides from the
same period last year, this
claim, however, may be con-
tested by the oppositron and
many concerned Bahamians.

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land affordable for Bahamians.

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delivered on its promise to
make available land for future
generations. We had deliv-
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tinue to establish a Bahamas
with modernised physical
infrastructure and reliable
public utilities. This Christie
led government had delivered
on its promise to build a
Bahamas with an education
system that prepares each stu-
dent to take advantage of the
increasing opportunities for
wealth creation and econom-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday.to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

Pope: Evolution not finally proven

BERLIN — Benedict XVI, in his first extend-
ed reflections on evolution published as pope,
says that Darwin’s theory cannot be finally

" proven and that science has unnecessarily nar-
rowed humanity’s view of creation.

In a new book, “Creation and Evolution,”
published Wednesday in German,
the pope praised progress gained by
science, but cautioned that evolution raises
philosophical questions science alone cannot
answer.

“The question is not to either make a decision
for a creationism that fundamentally excludes
science, or for an evolutionary theory that cov-
ers over its own gaps and does not want to see
the questions that reach beyond the method-
ological possibilities of natural science,” the
pope said.

He stopped short of endorsing intelligent
design, but said scientific and philosophical rea-
son must work together in a way that does not
exclude faith.

“] find it important to underline that the the-
ory of evolution implies questions that must be
assigned to philosophy and which themselves
lead beyond the realms of science,” the pope
was quoted as saying in the book, which records
a meeting with fellow theologians the pope has
known for years.

In the book, Benedict reflected on a 1996
comment of his predecessor, John Paul II, who
said that Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution
were sound, as long as they took into account
that creation was the work of God, and that

Word out in China:

BEIJING — Along with spitting, run-down
housing and bad manners, add unintelligible
English to the list of things organizers of the
2008°Beijing Olympics want to ban.

Municipal officials promised on Wednesday
to crack down on awkward, Chinese-inflected
English, known as “Chinglish,” and asked the
public to help police bad grammar and faulty
syntax.

With 500,000 foreigners expected for the
Olympics, taxi drivers who can’t speak Eng-
lish — or signs that mangle the language —
could be an embarrassment and distract from
the $40 billion being poured into rebuilding
the city for the games.

Throughout the city, examples abound.

A store selling tobacco products advertises:
“An Excellent Winding Smoke.”

On the floor at Beijing’s Capital Airport, a
sign reads: “Careful Landslip Attention Secu-
rity.”

On a billboard, this mysterious message:
“Shangri-La is in you mind, but your Buffalo is
not.”

In an elevator, parents are warned: “Please
lead your child to tare the life.”

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Darwin’s theory of evolution was “more than a
hypothesis.”

“The pope (John Paul) had his reasons for
saying this,” Benedict said. “But it is also true

that the theory of evolution is not a complete, *

scientifically proven theory.”

Benedict added that the immense time span
that evolution covers made it impossible to con-
duct experiments in a controlled environment to
finally verify or disprove the theory.

“We cannot haul 10,000 generations into the
laboratory,” he said.

Evolution has come under fire in recent years
by proponents — mostly conservative Protes-
tants — of “intelligent design,” who believe
that living organisms are so complex they must
have been created by a higher force rather than
evolving from more primitive forms.

The book, which was released by the Sankt
Ulrich publishing house, includes reflections of
the pope and others who attended a meeting of
theological scholars at the papal summer estate
in Castel Gandolfo in early September.

The pope’s remarks were consistent with one
of his most important themes, that faith and
reason are interdependent.

“Science has opened up large dimensions of
reason ... and thus brought us new insights,”
the pope wrote. “But in the joy at the extent of
its discoveries, it tends to take away from us
dimensions of reason that we still need.

“Its results lead to questions that go beyond
its methodical canon and cannot be answered
within it,” he said.

Speak better English

government, said 6,500 “standardized” Eng-
lish-language signs were put up last year on
Beijing roads. But he acknowledged private
businesses were not following the rules, which
were handed tto reporters — a stack of glossy
documents weighing 2 pounds.

“We will pass the message on to authorities
in the advertising sector,” Liu said.

“If English translation is needed it must be
subject to the standards set forth in the regula-
tions.”

Liu said a language hotline may be set up for
the games to encourage the public to report
nonsense English. China’s diplomatic missions
abroad are assisting, Liu said, “and our people
working in foreign companies are helping with
correct usage.”

“In the future when we set up new signs in
public places in English, we hope all these stan-
dards will be followed to avoid more addition-
al mistakes.”

Liu said Beijing taxi drivers must pass an
English test to keep their licenses. But he
acknowledged most speak only Chinese, and
many are skipping language classes.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

ON MARCH 27th, 2007,
while the Prime Minister
lauded the lighting of air-
port runways of Family
Island airports as a major
accomplishment of his gov-
ernment’s National Health
Insurance plan, a situation
was occurring at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
that was unimaginable.

In the room designed for
minor procedures at the
back of the Accident and
Emergency section, no less
than five patients, diag-
nosed as in pain and in need
of hospital beds, sat mostly
on hard backed chairs wait-
ing for a room on the public
ward.

My mother was one such
patient. Before the noon
hour on March 27th, she
was told she had to be
admitted and to wait in that
room with others who need-
ed to be admitted.

We found out that at least
two of the other persons in
there had been sitting there
from the 26th of March
waiting to be placed in a
bed on the public ward.
These patients sat on hard
backed chairs unable to lie
down since there were no
gurneys to lie on.

Outside this room was no
better. There were count-
less people seated on chairs
rather than on gurneys in
urgent need of help. Fur-
ther, the chest pain room
had been converted into a
makeshift ward to accom-
modate the masses of
injured; ailing and painful
people.

Luckily, some people are
financially blessed enough
to pay for a private ward
room and avoid such long
waits for a room on the pub-
lic ward. However, the
majority of persons are not
so fortunate. Indeed, up
until 7pm that night, those
two women we met in there
had not been sent up to the
ward, just left to writhe in
pain another night on the
hard backed chairs.

It makes me wonder why
the Prime Minister, with all
pomp and pageantry, is
lauding a minute step in the
health care field when such
unheard of disasters such as:

e Lack of beds for ailing
patients;

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e Lack of medicine and
supplies;

e Lack of doctors and
nurses to accommodate the
numbers of patients;

e Lack of urgency in the
Accident and Emergency
section for critical care
patients; and, most impor-
tantly,

e Lack of a national hos-
pital with the modern
amenities and facilities that
can support the concepts
proposed by a National
Health Plan.

God forbid we ever exp2-
rience a tragedy like 9/11 or
an epidemic where people
have to be rushed to hospi-

‘tal for medical care. Given

that on the 27th of March,
in a non-epidemic, non-
tragedy state, people could
not receive the care they so

desperately needed and
deserved.

Prime Minister, I ask for
you to act on this matter.
The healthcare of the nation
is a vital issue not to be
politicalised. Please, as you
prepare for election and
laud the achievements of
NHI, note the problems that
face the implementation of
such a programme. Note the
challenges we people face
when trying to get the hope
and help from the hospital
so many need.

The time has come for a
modern, spacious, well-
equipped hospital to be
built. Without it, those run-
way lights would be for
naught when the persons
being transferred do not
have a bed to lie on upon

-reaching PMH.

Think about it Mr Prime
Minister.

NADIA KNIGHT
Nassau,
March 29, 2007.

A solid blow struck
for democracy

EDITOR, The Tribune.

COURT of Appeal President Dame Joan Sawyer, in com-
menting on the Justice Lyons matter, said something that should
send shivers down the spine of every right thinking Bahamian.

Said Dame Joan:

“JT have personal reason to agree with the judge on that
point. I have personal experience of the Executive trying to

manipulate the Judiciary.”

When Justice Lyons declared that the Executive had com-

promised the Judiciary by not complying with the provisions of
the Judges' Remuneration and Pensions Act, he may well have
blown the lid off a problem that goes deeper than salaries and
pensions.

From what has transpired, it would appear that the Separa-
tion of Powers between the Executive and Judiciary, the mod-
el which protects democracy and prevents tyranny, is at stake.

Justice Lyons and Dame Joan by their words have struck a

solid blow for democracy.

The public must shed their cloak of complacency and do

likewise.

To quote the Commission of Inquiry Report into drug traf-
ficking in the Bahamas in the 1980s:

“Apathy and a weak public opinion have led to the present
unhappy and undesirable state of affairs in the nation.”

ATHENA DAMIANOS
Nassau,
April 6, 2007



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Domincan
soldiers
hold Haitian
migrants

& DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

DOMINICAN soldiers
captured about 270 Haitian
migrants Tuesday and pre-
pared to deport them as part
of an operation to secure the
countries’ shared border, a
military commander said,
according to Associated
Press.

The soldiers are being
trained to stop the flow of
illegal migrants, drugs and
weapons across the porous
225-mile border, said Col.
Ramon Belen Pichardo, mil-
itary commander for the
border province of Dajabon.

US Army Brigadier Gen-
eral Ken Keen of the US
Southern Command is
scheduled to visit this week
and has been invited to view
the border operation, which
will run from Wednesday
through Friday.

Between 500,000 and |
million people of Haitian
descent live in the Domini-
can Republic. Many are sea-
sonal workers brought in to
cut sugar cane and work in
construction.

International groups such
as Amnesty International
have recently criticised the
Dominican government for
indiscriminate deportations
and for denying citizenship
to the children of Domini-
can-born migrants.

Dominican officials

promised in 2005 to imple-
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LARRY BIRKHEAD’S
paternity victory could clear the
way for other biological fathers
to Secure access and custody
rights in the Bahamas, it was
claimed yesterday.

Child rights
said the
Birkhead case could now be
used as a precedent for fathers
cut off from their children.

Mr Duncombe, who is con-
testing the Golden Gates seat
as an independent, said Birk-
head’s Supreme Court triumph
offered Bahamian fathers and
children new hope.

It meant a presumptive father
named on a birth certificate
could no longer sustain his
rights on the basis of registra-
tion alone, he said.

Paternity tests needed to be
obligatory under the law so that
biological fathers could pursue
custody rights and children

campaigner’

could know who their true
fathers were, he said.

This was particularly impor-
tant in a small country like the
Bahamas because of the likeli-
hood of brothers marrying sis-
ters without knowing it, he
added.

Mr Duncombe also called on
voters to acknowledge the pow-
er of independent candidates in
the upcoming election.

He said Whitney Bastian had
achieved a great deal on behalf
of his Andros voters, and felt
other independents could do
the same for theirs, if elected.

“There is only one reference
in the Bahamas constitution to
political parties,” said Mr Dun-
combe. “There is no reason why
all MPs shouldn’t be independent.

“It is wrong that people should
put up with makeweight, sub-
standard candidates just because
they have been nominated by



one of the major parties.”

He said independents were
often able to achieve more for
their constituents because they
were not hemmed in by party
considerations.

His comments followed those
of Mr Charles Moxey, a South
Beach voter who said he and
his neighbours wanted to know
more about candidates before
voting for them.

“It’s no use candidates ask-
ing for my vote simply on the
grounds that they have been
sent by one of the major par-
ties,” he said.

Mr Moxey and Mr Dun-
combe favour public debates
involving all candidates so that
voters can make a realistic
assessment.

In the past, they claim, par-
liament has been lumbered with
makeweight MPs with little or
nothing to say.



Cleaners mop up

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FLOODING at the arrival
section of the Lynden Pindling

International Airport was
quickly corrected yesterday,
resulting in only minimal dis-
ruption in services to passen-
gers and tenants using that area.

Severe thunderstorms effect-
ed the north-west Bahamas on
Tuesday night, causing tlood-
ing throughout much of down-
town Nassau.

At about 6am yesterday, this
weather brought in about half
an inch of rain in the main
“meet and greet” area at the
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the vice president of operations
at the Nassau Airport Devel-
opment Company, a large
group of cleaners were dis-
patched to correct the flooding.

“Probably about an hour lat-
er We had it all clean and under
control,” she said.

Ms Chambers said there was
minimal disruption to passen-
gers or workers at the airport.

“In fact the response was very
positive from the tenants and
the passengers — any of the ones
that were there — there was only
a handful this morning because
it was quite early,” she said.

While maintaining that the
flooding was in no way con-
nected to roof leaks at the a

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minal, as had been claimed, Ms
Chambers said that her compa-
ny has a team of engineers look-
ing at ways to address structur-
al challenges at the airport.

“What we're doing — as you
probably know, this building
dates back to the 50s, so it’s very
old and the grade ts very low
so what we're doing is, We've
got the engineers looking at
what we might be able to do tn
the short term.

“Certainly it will be
addressed in the new terminal
building and design. We're
looking at what it is we can do.
If it can be some enginecring
structural things, or just clearing
drains, but the engineering team
is looking at it now,” she said.



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Pastors Cedric Moss and
Lyall Bethel of Kingdom Life
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Church respectively said they
have beep praying that this mat-
ter would gain attention for a
very long time.

The pastors said that last
week Monday, a group gath-
ered at Kingdom Life Church
to pray for women who had
been exploited at the club to
come forward and courageous-
ly tell their stories so that the
public could see the club for
exactly what it is.

In an official press release,
the pastors said: “We are, there-
fore, grateful to God that the
very next day these three
women appeared at The Tri-
bune to tell of their ordeal. Our
prayer continues to be that oth-
ers come forward and, by God’s
grace, we believe they will.”

Last week Thursday, The Tri-
bune reported that three
women from Panama claimed
that they were forced to have
sex for money by a owner of a
night club at the western end
of Nassau.

The Panamanian women —
Valentina, Pamela and Michelle
— claimed they met the owner of
the night club in Panama City in
January.

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the owner for them to come
to the Bahamas to work at his
club.

The women claimed they
were told that they would earn
“mucho money” while work-
ing, and that the only thing
they would have to pay for was
a visa extension.

However, they said that
when they arrived in Nassau
on February 9, the owner com-
pletely changed the terms of
the agreement and they were
forced to work because the
owner had taken their pass-
ports and round-trip tickets to
Panama.

All three of the women said
that it cost them $1,850 dol-
lars to come to the Bahamas.

Valentina said they arrived
in Nassau on February 9 and
they were taken to a two-story

white house located in the
Coral Harbour area.

The women said they
worked from 8pm to 4am in
the night club on Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Satur-
days.

They also said that the night
club owner would find clients
for them to sleep with. How-
ever, they claimed they never
received any payment for this.

The women said they
“escaped” from the house last
Wednesday and on Monday
the owner gave them their
passports, but only after they
had threatened to alert Inter-
pol agents of his activities
when they got back to Pana-
ma.

The Tribune contacted
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade and
he said that an investigation
would be immediately
launched into the matter.

The pastors said that they
saw the story as further con-
firmation of what has been
represented to the Licensing
Authority Board since Decem-
ber 2005.

The press statement con-
cludes: “It is our considered
view that the licences. issued
for that .. . location should
have been revoked since
November 2004 so we contin-
ue to ask: What more is need-
ed to revoke these licences and
what makes the club owners
so special that they seem
untouchable?”

The Tribune attempted to
contact the police to ascertain
the status of the investigation,
but calls were not returned up
to press time.

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award for jailed
Cuban journalist

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IMPRISONED independent
journalist Normando Hernan-
dez Gonzalez has won the 2907
PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Free-
dom to Write Award, the wtit-
ers group announced Tuesday
in New York, accordingsto
Associated Press. 4

The annual prize honotrs
writers who have been perge-
cuted or jailed for engaging,in
or defending freedom of expres-
sion. It is underwritten by writer
and historian Barbara Gold-
smith, a PEN trustee. *

The award will be presente
at PEN’s annual New York gala
on April 30.

Hernandez Gonzalez, 38, was
among 75, independent journal-
ists, rights activists and otHer
critics of the Cuban government
arrested in a March 2003 crack-
down on the island’s opposition.

Sixteen people in the group
have since been released on
medical parole, leaving 5% —
including Hernandez Gonzalez
— behind bars.

Communist authorities tried
the group on charges of working
with the US government to
undermine Fidel Castro’s gov-
ernment — accusations the djs-
sidents and American officials
denied. ‘

All were convicted and san-
tenced to long prison terns.
Hernandez Gonzalez, who
directed a group of independeht
journalists in the eastexn
province of Camaguey, got 25
years.

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according to Associated Pres&.

Gonsalves and his driver
were injured Monday when
their SUV collided head-Gn
with a truck outside the capital
of Kingstown. 4

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were loosened, Health Minig-
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A NEW world freediving
record of 81 metres has been
set at a blue hole in Long
Island.

A British man, William
Trubridge, now living in the
Bahamas, beat the previous
record set in 2005 by a Czech
competitor in the “constant
weight without fins” category
by one metre at the 200m deep
Dean's Blue Hole.

The constant weight without
fins category is arguably the
most challenging and impres-
sive of all nine freediving cate-
gories, requiring the diver to
swim to depth and return to the
surface without the assistance
of fins, ropes, weightbelts, sleds
and other artificial devices some
divers use to set records.

Trubridge has been training
for four years in the Bahamas
and New Zealand, and made
one previous record attempt last
year, before finally succeeding
this week.

"I've been going after this
record for a year now, but my
first attempt was a year ago so
it's good to finally get it in the
bag," he told the Cyber Diver
News Network (CDNN).

"The descent and ascent took
roughly the same time — about a
minute and a half each way,"
Trubridge said. "Once I got
down to about 25m, the pres-
sure became so great that it
squeezed my body and I just
sank ... the hard part was get-
ting back up."

The dive attempt was wit-
nessed by judges, and Trubridge
had to retrieve a tag attached
to a descending rope at 81m to
prove he had achieved the
record.

Scuba safety divers. were by

Brit beats
previous

record in
blue hole

his side throughout the dive,
which took a total of three min-
utes.

"If something goes wrong
then there are safety divers to
help," he told the Dominion
Post.

According to that paper, the
diver gave up a career in genet-
ics and physiology to achieve
the record, moving from Britain
to New Zealand with his family
in 1986.

Astonishingly, Trubridge is
already talking of attempting to
better his own record in coming
weeks.

"We're trying to push it out a
little bit further," he told
reporters, "I've been past that
depth in training," he told
CDNN.

The ambitious diver has
reached depths of 85 metres in
training, but explained that
world record attempts are more
mentally demanding.

"It is all about the mental and
physical challenge. It is 80 per
cent psychological —- you have
to slow down your breathing
and heart rate, get over the
fear," he said.

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Bus unification plan to include
new code of conduct for drivers

the draft legislation and the — (P'TAB) had described the pro- The Tribune attempted to comment, but calls were not
business plan is currently under posed plan as “flawed.” contact the association for a _ returned up to press time.
review, and next year we hope
to take both the business plan
and the draft legislation to the
stake-holders, the owners and
the operators of the jitneys.”

Yesterday, Mr Thompson
told The Tribune that he
expects to present the new
codes of conduct and draft leg-
islation to the bus drivers and
jitney owners as soon as the
business plan was concluded.

He said that he does not
expect the bus drivers to have
any problems with the new
codes, because at the moment,
bus drivers already have to
abide by certain standards.

Mr Thompson said that the
bus unification project would

@ By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter



BUS drivers will have to
abide by new codes of conduct
once the bus unification plan is
implemented,.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterda, Road Traffic
Controller Jack Thompson said
that he is still awaiting the busi-
ness plan for the proposed pro-
ject.

The business plan, he said,
would set out the cost of the
project, how many buses would
be needed and any other relat-
ed expenses.

He said that the business plan
is being created by a consultan-
cy group that was introduced to
the government through the



Inter-American Development cover all areas of the island,
Bank. including newly built govern-
The unified bus system, which ment subdivisions and housing:
has been discussed for several The bus unification issue developments.
years, is a plan to bring all bus — made national headlines last Asked when he believed the ve you xtreme
operators under one entity ina Mareh when primary school stu- plan W ould be ready hor rpte: - clean. Only Aquafresh
bid to end the lawlessness and dent Faith Mackey died after | mentation, Mr ‘Thompson said ‘
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compete aggressively against — ing ahead - despite several crit- the preliminary work done. seeks out germs tha
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Tribune Staff Reporter They climb down a ladder into — doctor who happened to be tak- extremely pleased.

three foot deep water. The — ing part in the dolphin experi-

An American tourist died trainers lined people up back — ence, assisted Mrs Campbell
after collapsing suddenly inthe to back and face to face and = immediately, administering
water during a visit tothe Dol- they call the dolphin in so they =CPR and other resuscitative

phin Experience at Sanctuary can touch the dolphin," said — measures, according to Freeport ~ Aquatrest!

Bay, Port Lucaya in Freeport. — general manager Steven Riley. — police, however their efforts ‘ ~~ Goel
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exact cause of her unexpected = cry out in pain or anything — — nounced dead upon arrival.

death. and then she basically passed Mrs Campbell, her daughter
Mrs Campbell fell into the — out, fell against him. and husband — who was on a

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A need to tackle money laundering

i By RALPH

SELIGMAN, TEP, QC

FROM time immemorial mon-
ev has attracted every conceivable
type of person, There are always
paaple who have made money
huestly and likewise there are
alweays people who have made
nude y dishonestly, mostly by
stfabng or by being bribed to grant
inf&Poper or illegal favours or ben-

et

Bo: to the advent of terrorism
asaee Know it today the criminal
lawis-of many countries, including
th®&Wnited Kingdom and the Unit-
ectfates were structured on the
theory that it is better that nine
criminals go free rather than one
innocent be convicted. Thus an
acbused was presumed to be inno-
cent unless proven guilty. This sys-
tem is clearly not perfect but few
can deny it is probably the best

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that can be devised in our all too
human world; and the cynic can
argue it has made countless crim-
inal lawyers very affluent.
Terrorism has changed the
whole picture. A combination of
various events, including bomb-
ings in countries as diverse as, for
example, England, Northern Ire-
land, and Afghanistan to mention
only a few and suicide bombings
with usually far more devastating
effects in countries such as Israel,
Iraq, Australia, Indonesia, Saudi
Arabia of which the most promi-
nent and unforgettable example
is the destruction of the World
Trade Center in New York with so
appalling a loss of thousand of
lives has resulted in a knee jerk
reaction, particularly in the United
States and the United Kingdom.
where the predominating belief
appears to be that it is better that
every accused person be presumed

to be guilty unless proved inno-
cent and that out of every ten per-
sons, it is better that one terrorist
be possibly apprehended, even if
one innocent has to be at best seri-
ously harassed and at worst indef-
initely detained.

Since terrorism cannot be per-
petrated without being financed,
one of the major objectives of
counter-terrorism is the detection,
arrest, and prosecution of all per-
sons who provide money either
directly to terrorists or to fictitious
charities who distribute moneys
directly or indirectly to them.

And thus counter measures
have come into existence such as
e.g “Homeland Security” in U.S.A
and strict measures at airports all
over the world which detect a suf-
ficient number of terrorists which
justifies the tremendous inconve-
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known it is not necessary to pub-
lish here. Amongst these measures
there has arisen the concept of
preventing “money-laundering”
as it is now called.

It should be realized that mon-
ey-laundering is as old in the world
as money itself and that prior to
the advent of modern terrorism
as we now know it, it flourished
under the system above men-
tioned that an accused is presumed
to be innocent until proven to be
guilty. Indeed even with the imper-
fections of this system many crim-
inals were convicted and impris-
oned. What must give rise to con-
cern is that the new system of
being guilty until proven innocent,
and the concept that suspicion
implies guilt (which it never did
formerly) has been extended far
beyond terrorism to include the
proceeds of all major crimes. And

’ this concern should not be ignored

just because the new system has
produced tremendous success in
some fields such as drug dealing
tax evasion and the exposure of
sham trusts. It must, however, be
realized that it is not possible to
separate measures to counter ter-
rorism from those to counter oth-
er crimes involving money.

The question which should in
my opinion be asked by those in
authority is what are the practical
possibilities of alleviating the plight
of the all too many unlucky indi-
viduals who are the undeserving
victims of the new system without
seriously compromising the mea-
sures presently in effect?

Looking at the situation firstly
from the standpoint of airport
travelling it should be possible to
find ways and means of distin-
guishing potential terrorists from
those who should have no diffi-
culty in conclusively proving they
are not. Such proof could include
certificates from appropriate
Police authorities, including (per-
haps) Interpol as well as other
authorities deemed to be
respectable and reliable, or per-
haps embassies involved could
establish a section where their
trained officers could (for a fee)



@ RALPH Seligman

interview applicants for a “clean”
certificate. (This is the successful

- system whereby every potential

passenger on Israel's El] Al Air-
ways is personally and individual-
ly interviewed by a trained securi-
ty officer before being allowed to
board a flight).

If such a programme can be
devised so that passengers with a
“clean” certificate can board their
flights subject only to a rare and
random search this would reduce
the horrendous expenses present-
ly incurred, including regrettably
payments to all too many employ-
ees who are manifestly incapable
of accepting the important respon-
sibilities demanded by their jobs.

Insofar as money laundering is
concerned the responsibility
should be entrusted to bank man-
agers who have every reason to
vouch for respectable customers
of many years standing to endorse
an application for a clean certifi-
cate. A similar claim for lawyers is
not made as many of them are vul-
nerable to the bribes so prevalent
in these cases and this results in
many evasions of the obligation
to report suspicious transactions
to the FIU. Quite apart from this it
is clear to counsel of my experi-
ence that a lawyer who becomes
involved in a suspicious transac-
tion in most cases is almost always
thoroughly aware enough to
refrain from reporting it in any

event to the FIU. My policy is first-
ly to apply Know Your Customer
Rules to all hitherto unknown per-
sons who seek to retain me (either
to form a company or set up a
trust in particular) and in all cases
where my questions or require-
ments are not complied with I
refuse to act. In this way I have
learned to be especially cautious
when approached from certain
countries I will refrain from men-
tioning for obvious reasons. And
whilst honest lawyers should look
with repugnance on any regula-
tion which intrudes on the confi-
dentiality which is the cardinal
core of professional relations
between attorney and client it
should be only in extremely rare
cases that an honest lawyer should
be faced with this problem, and
he or she should then seek and be
guided by The Bar Council of The
Bahamas.

Another point which merits
attention by the FIU is a tendency
amongst some compliance officers
in banks to be far too diligent in
strictly interpreting regulations
where special circumstances
require elementary commonsense
and this is by no means confined to
Bahamian banks. I mention for
example the branch of a European
bank in Nassau who made the nor-
mal request of asking for a certi-
fied photocopy of my passport
then asked that my certificate be
notarized. I refused to comply with
this foolishness. I was also asked
by a bank in Nassau if any changes
had taken place in my name or
place of birth (sic) since my previ-
ous report.

It will thus be seen that whilst I
consider most of the aforesaid
counter measures to be absolutely
necessary, there is nevertheless
room for improvement in that the
Devil has persuaded too many
authorities to make work for oth-
erwise too many idle hands!

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THE TRIBUNE





@ PRIME MINISTER



FROM page one

increase the exemption from
stamp duty, for first time
homeowners, from $250,000
to $400,000 for conventional
homes and condo units, if he
and his party are re-elected to

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“We also made it easier and
more affordable for young
Bahamians to buy their first
homes by removing stamp
duty on homes of less that
$250,000 and by increasing the
exemption from real property
tax to the same level. And, let
me say here that just as we

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FROM page one
so good.”

“Whatwe have lo ask is, good
for whom? ‘The record shows
that life has been pretty good
for them living the life of
Reilly and accounting to no
one,’ Mr Ingraham said.

Government MPs and Cabti-
net Ministers, he said, have been
compromised and involved in
allimanner of misbehaviour.

Despite the fact that Mr
Christic promised Bahamians
ethical government in 2002, Mr
Ingraharn said the current prime
minister “has done nothing.”

“Tn fact he calls the mess good
governance. He calls it success.
And he praises his Ministers for
their follies. He calls their mal-
function, success. Look around
you and tell me what is there in

this country today by way of

governance and leadership that
you can be satisfied about,” Mr
Ingraharn said.

Severe wind
damages homes

FROM page one

Chough no injuries were reported from the storm,
a resident of central Andros told The Tribune that
she was aware of one home where the roof was com-
pletely blown away and another home that was

“blown off its foundation.”

Blocks and other building material were scattered
all around the neighbourhood near a partly-built

house.

MP for North Andros, Vincent Peet, who spoke to
The Tribune while touring the stricken area, said
teams from NEMA, the Red Cross, BEC and the
Ministrv of Works were on the scene trying to bring

relief,

Crystal Glinton, a NEMA representative, said the
agency had a team of eight on the ground in Andros
and that the two relocated families were being
housed in the local Methodist Mission.

NEMA is also making provisions for temporary
roof coverings for the homes that suffered exten-
sive damage from the storm, according to Ms Glin-

ton.

Jeffery Simmons, deputy director in the Depart-
ment of Meteorology, said that during the early
morning hours yesterday, severe thunderstorms were
over the Central Andros area. The wind damage
that occurred, he said, could have resulted from
or strong winds — from the

micro down bursts
storm, ora potential tornado.

According to Mr Simmons. a team from the
department of meteorology has not yet visited the site

to make an assessment.
However. he

ble tor the damage.

Claim that voters ‘close to rioting’ at collection point

FROM page one

police officer stated she had
ordered the closure of the
school, and in response a male
staff member told the expec-
tant crowd that all computers
had been switched off and no
more voters would be able to
collect their cards that night.

"T said. well, why you said
the station would be closed at
nine, if you're going to close at
eight? went to go to the back
gate and the back gate was
closed so | had to come all the
way round on Carmichael Road
and by the time | got there it
was 8.05pm and the gate was
closed," she said.

She said even a blind man,
who had been escorted to the
school by a helper, was denied
entry.

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A fundamental requirement
for the future of The Bahamas,
the former prime minister said is
for its peace, stability, orderly
growth and prosperity.

“We in the FNM fully under-
stand the challenges in educa-
tion that confront our nation
today.

“In office we made great
strides in repairing years of
neglect by the previous PLP
government,” Mr Ingraham said.

When the PLP took over, he
said, much of the progress the
FNM was making in education
came to a grinding halt.

“We thought that as Bahami-
ans they would have the good

sense and the care to continue .

what we started in education.
We were wrong. The Ministry
of Education is now in a state
of disarray, and confusion reigns
everywhere in our education sys-
tem. We cannot trust them with

tion.





the education of our children,”
the prime minister said.

Bahamians, he said, can trust
the FNM to deliver on our
promises — because we have
delivered before.

“Check the record. The per;
formance of the FNM in office
has been unmatched. This PLP
Government hasn’t even come
close. Indeed they have undone °
some of the good work we did.
They dragged our name through
the mud before. We restored
our good name,” Mr Ingraham
said.

Mr Ingraham promised that
he would fix the country.

“Tt is time to be rid of a gov-
ernment of big talk but small
action, a government of secret
deals and failed promises, a gov-
ernment of embarrassing scan-
dals and endless crises,” Mr
Ingraham said.

The former prime minister
said that everywhere he goes
people are telling him it is “time
for a change.”

Ruling on Daniel
Smith inquest could
happen today

FROM page one

stitutional motion after lawyers present
their arguments before Justice Lyons.

Mr Turner pointed out that, depending
on the court’s decision, the inquest may o
may not proceed.

The inquest into the death of Anna
Nicole Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel came
to a standstill two weeks ago when lawyers
for Howard K Stern called the constitu-
tionality of the Coroner’s Court into ques-

Mr Stern’s legal counsel at that time
informed Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez —
who is presiding over the inquest — that a
constitutional motion had been filed with
the Supreme Court which questions the
lack of provision in the Coroner’s Act to
provide for an impartial jury. Mr Stern’s
attorneys were not present at the Coro-
ner’s Court yesterday.

The jurors had also been asked to return
to court yesterday. However, only five of
the seven members of the all-woman jury

were present.



as an elderly person but don't
ruffle my feathers. If they come
where you work and they give
you an order you have to obey
that order and you have to car-
ry that out’ and IJ said I under-
stand that, sir," said Mrs John-
son. ;

However, the school's early
and unexpected closure will
create problems for those like
Mrs Johnson, who works five
days a week, from 9am until
8pm.

"Man, you should've seen the
people. When I got there, about
20 cars pulled up. As it got clos-
er, more people were coming. I
hung around until about
8.20pm then I left," she said,
adding that she would have to
try leaving work early again
yesterday in order to attempt
for a second time to retrieve
her card.

"People were extremely
angry. One man said, 'I don't

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women was off the island and the other,
due to bad weather, had not been able to
make it to the proceedings on time.

The matter was adjourned until Tuesday
when the court will be told whether the
inquest can proceed. “

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mind y'all not serving me, but
look at the blind man! The
woman is leading this man!'"

On Tuesday, parliamentary
registrar Errol Bethel said that
it is crucial for organisational
purposes that voters collect
their cards as soon as possible.

Due to the redrawing of con-
stituency boundaries, some vot-
ers may be required-to poll in
new constituencies, and their
card will provide them with the
information that they will need
to do so, such as their polling
division.

Voters also need to check
that their card does not have
any errors in advance of polling
day, and let Mr Bethel's depart-
ment know in advance if it
does.

An official at the parliamen-
tary registration department
said yesterday that the closure
was likely due to the school
being overcrowded with voters.

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ae aor & 7B, PALMETTO aE

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft. being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palinetio
Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement io Savannat
Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham’s Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms i
portion of several parcels of land containing 2.947 acres or thereabouts and which also includes Lot No. 7B. This site encompasses a
2-storey structure comprising 3-bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathorooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry
kitchen, stairwell, basement, 2-car garage and attic office. The entire house is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper. floor
to the porch area has been converted into a storage and an area for the irrigation system and equipment. There is a pool area at the Y
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities 9+

§ and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00

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LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

@ All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, ihe
said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old sirigle
family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living
dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the posibilily j i
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway :
and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wali to the front





Appraisal: $162,400.00 1
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first lef! dl
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white. y
LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in the subdivision called and known as Fleuthera island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site
encompasses a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility oom The



# wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services avaiable,

Appraisal: $151,007.00
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This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Alletneni
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle root
and L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of viny!

tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00







MURPHY TOWN ABACO

Alll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft
with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This house
is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it is not more than about 5
years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of approxiniaiely | 5ft above
sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane. . .

Appraisal: $30,000.00

This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white



LOT NO. 6 BLOCK 13 WOODLAND WAY, WINTON HEIGHTS (NASSAU)



All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprsed of @ 26 year

11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downs’ urs consisting of a toye

guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wail air conuitiouitig waits throughout

the house quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is i

seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The f
grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back. and a 20,000 gal rainwate! ti
f cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.

Appraisal: $385,369.75



Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right paintec
yellow trimmed white.



VACANT PROPERTIES

LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Comnionweaith
'. Of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft, vii .ne south by @ 20) wid
road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This eighborheod is zone

residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services availabi

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00



. MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory fown on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and iunning therean for a distance
of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundiedth |
westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,7414 sq. ft. this neighbourhood Is zoned commercial esidentia
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



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MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of |) Bahamas, and
and abutting as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limitea aad tunnine
distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by thé land now or formerly the property ©. the Venor and
thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topog soli oF appro

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The National Youth Choir

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veterans hit the right note

WITH 17 years in show
business under its belt, the
National Youth Choir of the
Bahamas knows how to put
on a stellar production. And
at the opening night of its
17th Annual concert season
on Tuesday, the veterans
were at it again.

With the ladies looking ele-
gant in shimmering gold silk
gowns and the men in scis-
sor-tailed tuxedos, the 29-
member choir filed onto the
stage of the Dundas Centre
for the Performing Arts with
radiant smiles and attentive
eyes.

They were ready to show
the audience what they were
made of. And while the gala
night did not present a
packed house, those who
turned out were in for a treat.

Basses and tenors com-
manded attention when they
began the first number, “I
Wan to Be Ready” — a negro
spiritual that speaks about
slaves’ hope of seeing heaven
one day.

This song set the momen-
tum for the general theme of
the night. This

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um through which the black
American expressed his dis-
satisfaction with his position
in life, vented his desire to
live as a free man and looked
for salvation from God.

The choir expressed these
emotions well as their facial
expressions changed to suit
the mood of each song, never
losing the technical expres-
sions of accents and crescen-
dos, diminuendos and
decrescendos. These elements
added dimension to the spir-
ituals.

Moving into the second

portion of the concert, the

choir changed into blazers
and khaki bottoms to jazz
things up a bit. Giving the
audience a nostalgic moment,
the men came out with an
impressive performance of
the Temptation’s, “Just My
Imagination”, complete with
suave choreography and hats
to compliment the song.
The ladies, wearing afro
wigs, sashayed their way on
stage to perform Aretha
Franklin’s “Respect”. The
highlight of that section how-
ever was “It Don’t Mean a
Thing (If It Ain’t Gat That

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award for 10 years of service in the National Youth Choir ‘

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Sing)”, where choir members
dance, swooped, shuffled and
twitled as they sang.

The second half of the con-
cert kept the upbeat tempo
as the choir appeared in floral
costumes and performed
songs like “Ya Born Dere”,
“Market Song”, and a
humourous little ditty about
the horrors of riding on a jit-
ney.

Then, wearing African cos-
tumes they danced and sang
the “Ibo Le Le”, a song that
represents a Haitian celebra-
tion of freedom.

and tear-jerking rendition
was “Lord How Come We
Here”. The choir simply
hummed chords to accompa-
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she sang from a slave’s per-

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@ THE Department of Urban Renewal held a prayer day at Englerston Park, Lincoln Boulevard,
on., Wednesday, March 28. From left are Bishop Solomon Humes, Church of God of Prophecy; Dr
Alfred Burrows, Believers Worship; Henry Higgins, director of Urban Renewal Cultural Affairs;
Jewel Major, deputy director of Urban Renewal; Tanya Colebrook, Pastor at Heaven Dove;
Oswill Pocter and Andrew Ferguson, Victory Tabernacle; Ednal Minnis, president of the
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‘on the passing of the CPA Examinations.

MELVIN and Rosella Crane
have been coming to the
Bahamas since 1970.

Each year they visit the.
Bahamas for two weeks and
stay at Club Land’Or.

They have been in the
Bahamas so long they think of
themSelves as locals.

When asked what keeps
bringing them back they say:
“Tey me people; the pleasant
pedpl e. The people here are
lowes and always willing to

the atmosphere is beau-

Felecia Boyle-Bazard, a native of Guyana, South America graduated with honors from
Berbice High School. She continued her tertiary education at St. Vincent and the Grena-
dines Collage where she excelled In the GCE Advanced Subsidiary and GCE Advanced
level subjects Business Studies and Mathematics.

Boyle-Bazard attained the B.S.c Accounting Special with honors from the University of the
West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Upon passing the CPA examinations, Felecks fo pursue
G Master's of Business Administration In Finance and is presently attending Nova South:
eastern University, The Bahamas.

Felecia Would like to-extend special thanks to God for making this dream of becoming a
CPA a reality, her parents Willlam Boyle (deceased) and Claudia Bender-Boyle for thelr
support, her siblings for belleving that she-could reach the. stars ‘ifshe wanted to, her
hysband, Kent for slisaiediis pall step ot the way, all the-partners of eloitte:

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having only seen the Bahamas ’ ae : :
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Horticultural Society

gets ready for show

PLANT buffs are in for a rare
treat as the Horticultural Soci-
ety of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Orchid Society join
forces to present their first ever
combined flower and plant
show, entitled “Sara’s Garden.”

Set ‘for April 14 and 15 at
Queen’s College Auditorium,
the massive show honours the
late Sara Bardelmeier.

“Sara was the founding pres-
ident of the HSB and a found-

_ ing member of the BOS and is

. greatly missed by all our mem-
bers. This is particularly so
when it comes to putting on a
show such as this one,” wrote
Sarah Lobosky, president of the
Horticultural Society and David
Higgs, president of the Orchid
Society.

“Sara was always the person
we turned to when we needed
assistance in identifying our
plants correctly. She was a never
ending source of information
regarding all plants but particu-
larly the Bromeliads (air
plants),” continued Lobosky and
Higgs, co-chairmen of the show.

In addition to astounding dis-
plays of exotic orchids and
bromeliads, the show also tea-
tures decorative collections,
unusual containers, water gar-
dens, fruits and vegetables all
grown by members of the soci-

(Male and Female awards)

VISITORS flock to last year’s show

eties.

Plants, ceramic pots and vas-
es will also be on sale by sever-
al local nurseries and members.

The show is open from 3pm
to 7pm on Saturday and from
2pm to 6pm on Sunday. Admis-
sion is $5 for adults and $3 for
children.

The Zonta Club honoured
Sara Lillia Bardelmeier as one
of its early “Living Legends.”
Zonta cited her for her extra-
ordinary horticultural knowl-
edge and generosity, adding,
that “without meaning to, Sara

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of the Bahamas, but succeeded
is eradicating established social
boundaries.

“Sara’s goals were simple; the
society was to be a club to
which everyone could belong.
The only criterion was one’s
own interest... A walk through
Sara’s garden is a walk through
a lifetime of devotion to life giv-
ing things.”

As David Higgs pointed out,
“Many of the plants we'll be

showing are descendants of

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‘Neoregelia Bery! Sheasby’ (far left). Both have been registered
with the Bromeliad Registry. Mrs Wilde is a past president of the
more than 20-year-old society. Mrs Sheasby has organised field
trips for the HSB for years and is well known for her “Beryl's
Bromeliads” booth at the annual Bahamas National Trust
(BNT) Jollification event each November. Both will be
participating in the April 14 and 15 “Sara's Garden” combined
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He returned to Nassau, got a
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and was promoted a year later
to systems administration, a
position he holds now with
expanded responsibilities.

“Michael Roker is a perfect
example of the real purpose and

value of the Technical Training
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the scholarship, he was able to
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skilled labour force. Most of us
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up of the basic rata, which is
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know if I would have been able
to attend the school or complete
my associate’s degree,” said
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The product of a single pare
ent home, Roker said the foun-
dation’s funding gave him a
start in a career he wanted. Now
he has started another business
as well, opening a martial arts
school on Prince Charles Dri-
ve in Nassau. Already the
school has 25-30 students a day
six days a week.

Teaching others the discipline
of martial arts is a natural exten-
sion of Roker’s interest. A
member of the Bahamas
National Team representing the
country at competitions in
Argentina and Cuba in the late
‘90s, and a black belt in Sho
Den since 1999, he’s volun-
teered all over the island, par-
ticipating in karate demonstra-
tions sponsored by the Ministry
of Youth, helping at the Ran-
furly Home and even as a high
schooler teaching self-defence,
control and discipline at two
children’s programmes.

In a summer workshop he ran
for two months, Roker taught
sports and computer skills. In
all, he’s received 29 medals and
22 trophies for first to third
place finishes in international
tournaments.

“That is how we measure our
success, one student at a time,”
said Kelty. The foundation has
provided more than $14.5 mil-
lion in academic and technical
scholarships over the past two
decades, affording more than
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— = ae > 20th Anniversary

Antique Auto show

@ LEFT: Club member,
Brendan Foulkes, who acted
as MC for the show, smiles
with Dick McCombe and his
1952 Chevrolet Pickup Truck
"52 Blues", which was judged
"Best of Show" in the 20th
Anniversary Antique Car
Show recently.






















(Photo by Derek Smith)

B BELOW: Jack Thomp-
son, Controller of Road Traf-
fic, officially opened the show,
and takes a moment with
some friends to admire a 1956
Ford Fairlane owned by Mur-
ray Forde. The Fairlane was
judged first in the Antique
original 1949-68 Class.

(Photo by Derek Smith)

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1969-87 Class. This was a low
production vehicle in 1969
(only 8,300 were manufac-
tured) and there were two of
them at the Antique car Show.
The other one, owned by his
brother Dwight Aranha,
received third place and is pic-
tured at right

(Photo by Christine Aylen)

@ LEFT: Richard "Dick"
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Truck class and Best of Show;
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@ CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao, center, is welcomed by Chinese residents in Japan upon his arrival at Haneda International Air-
port in Tokyo Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Wen arrived in Japan for a fence-mending trip aimed at setting aside the key trading partners'

historical disputes and ramping up cooperation in business, the environment and diplomacy.

(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

Chinese, Japanese leaders
meet, call for closer ties
despite rift over history

m@ TOKYO

JAPANESE and Chinese leaders heralded
a new era of closer tics between the two Asian
powers Wednesday, moving to repair rela-
tions damaged by a harsh dispute over history
and signing accords on energy and environ-
mental protection, according to Associated
Press.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met at the outset of
Wen’s visit to Tokyo, the first by a Chinese
leader for nearly seven years. The meeting
followed an icebreaking trip by Abe to China
in October.

In a joint statement, the two leaders vowed
to seek ways to jointly develop gas deposits in
disputed waters, pursue the denuclearization of
the Korean Peninsula, and “face up to history”
in building forward-looking relations.

“Our talks will be a big step toward building
strategically and mutually beneficial relations,”
Abe told Wen at the start of their talks after
welcoming him on a red carpet, despite the
rain...

“That is the most important goal of my vis-
it,” said the Chinese leader, who was meet-
ing Abe for the third time in six months. “We
need to talk about the details of what strate-
gically and mutually beneficial relations would
entail.” ‘

The environmental accord called for the
two countries to work on a successor to the
Kyoto Protocal on climate change by 2013.
China is in the Kyoto pact, but its emissions are
a rising concern as the economy rapidly
expands.

The other agreement committed Japan and
China to cooperate on developing energy
resources.

A joint declaration made a veiled reference
to the bitter dispute over wartime history. Chi-
na still nurses resentment over Japan’s occu-
pation of the country in the 1930s and °40s,
while Japanese. nationalists accuse Beijing of

exaggerating accounts of atrocities for political

gain.

“We resolve to face up to history and open
up good, forward-looking relations toward a
beautiful future,” the statement said.

The visit was a high-profile follow-up to
Abe’s landmark summit with Chinese leaders
in Beijing in October, which staunched a dete-
rioration in ties that had troubled the region
and Japan’s top ally, the United States.

The neighbors have important economic
incentives to cooperate. China, including Hong
Kong, is Japan’s No. | trading partner and
Japanese companies are eager for access to
Chinese consumers and labor. China, mean-
while, seeks Japanese investment.

While the emphasis was on cooperation,
both leaders broached areas of concern.

Wen, for instance, warned that Sino-Japan-
ese history could be an obstacle to improved
ties if not handled with sensitivity.

Abe also urged China to be more transpar-
ent about its troubling surge in military spend-
ing. Wen assured Abe that Beijing would use
its armed forces only for national security,
officials said.

In addition, the Chinese premier said the
dispute over gas deposits in the East China
Sea remains an impediment toward fostering
better relations. The two countries have not
demarcated their exclusive economic zones in
the area, and Japan has objected to Chinese
exploitation of the deposits, saying that some
of the gas belongs to Japan. Joint talks so far
have achieved little.

Wen arrived just hours after the two coun-
tries signed an accord lifting Beijing’s four-
year ban on Japanese rice imports. China
banned imports in 2003, claiming Japanese

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Abe's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

rice did not qualify for its tightened quarantine
system.

The Japanese were eager to stifle talk of
disagreements. When asked about reports that
Wen considered the visit an “ice-melting” tip,
Chief Cabinet Sceretary Yasuhisa Shtozaki
said: “We're not aware of any remaining ice.”

The Chinese premier was schediilod ta give
a speech to parliament and meet with bust-
ness leaders and the emperor on Thursday,
and even join ina game of baseball with col-
lege students in western Japan on Friday
before returning to China.

The visit represents a further casing of tes
strained for several years by Abe's predeces
sor, Junichiro Koizumi, who angered Beying
and other Asian neighbors with repeated vis
its toa ‘Vokyo shrine honoring Japanese war
dead, including executed war criminals,

(AP Photo/Toshifumi Kitamura, Pool)

Abe, however, moved quickly to repair ties
with visits to China and South Korea in Octo-
ber, only weeks after taking office. Wen’s
appearance in Tokyo should set the stage for a
subsequent visit by Chinese President Hu Jin-
(ao Co Japan and perhaps another Abe trip to
China

The history issue, however. remains sum-
mering below the surface. Earlier this week,
Japanese nationalist textbook writers released
an open letter to Wen, challenging him to fur-
nish proof of the 1937 Nanking massacre, in
which Japanese (roops killed thousands of
civilians tn the central Chinese city. China
clatins the death Coll reached 300,000,

Wen has also urged Japanese leaders not
toeo to the Yasukuar war shrine. Abe has
HOL Visited as pumice munuister, bul refuses to say
whether he willor not
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Israeli,

m@ JERUSALEM

PALESTINIAN President
Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will
meet on Sunday, an aide to the
israeli leader confirmed Wednes-
day + keeping their promise to
U.S. Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice to hold regular
talks, according to Associated
Press.

Saeb Erekat, an Abbas confi-
dant,.said the Palestinians invited
Olmert to meet in the West
Bank town of Jericho, but Israeli
officials said Jerusalem was more
likely. - :

The two men last met on
March 11 but pledged during a
subsequent Rice visit to hold
talks every two weeks.

The Palestinians want to head
straight to the core issues divid-
ing the two sides, such as the bor-
ders of a future Palestinian state,
the status of disputed Jerusalem
and | Palestinian refugees'
demands to return to land they
fled or were driven from when
Israel was established in 1948.

Olmert aides have said he
would only talk to Abbas about
security and humanitarian issues,
as well as a "general political
horizon" they did not define.
Divisive issues could be
addréssed once Palestinians halt
their rocket fire into Israel from
Gaza' and release an Israeli sol-
dier captured in June, they said.

Hopes of progress toward
releasing Cpl. Gilad Shalit were
dampened Tuesday when
Olmert's office declared itself
unhappy with a list of Palestinian
prisoners the soldiers' captors
want freed in exchange.

Palestinian Information Min-
ister Mustafa Barghouti has said
the list included Marwan Bargh-
outi, who is serving five consec-
utive life terms in the murder of
four Israelis and a Greek monk,
and Ahmed Saadat, leader of
small radical faction suspected
in the 2001 assassination of an
Israeli Cabinet minister.

In the past, Israel has hesitated
to release Palestinians involved
in fatal attacks, but has made
exceptions. Public pressure has

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Palestinian leaders to meet Sunday
pledge to Rice for frequent talks





force guarding the Foreign Ministry in the West Bank city of Ramallah,
an aide to the Israeli leader confirmed

(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

security forces controlled by
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mack said.

Also on Wednesday, the mili-
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 25

Cruise ship company blames human

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m@ SANTORINI, Greece

THE operator of a cruise ship
that struck a reef and sank off a
popular Mediterranean resort,
leaving two people missing, said
Wednesday that human error was
to blame, according to Associated
Press.

The captain and five other crew
.members from the Sea Diamond
- already have been charged with
“negligence.

The ship struck well-marked
rocks on April 5 and sank near
Greece’s Santorini island. Nearly
1,600 people, most of them
‘Americans, including two dozen
students from North Carolina,
were safely evacuated. An
unmanned submarine is search-
ing the sunken vessel for a miss-
ing- French tourist and his daugh-
ter? s*

Accidents

“The incident was a result of
hurnan error — but so are 75 per-
cent of all accidents at sea,” said
Giorgos Koubenis, a representa-
tive of Cypriot-based Louis
Cruise Lines.

It was the company’s first com-
ment on the probable cause of
the accident.

Koubenis said the Sea Dia-
mond was one of the company’s

~. premier ships. “We only acquired
.° it last year,” he said.

The Greek government
stepped up efforts to stem an oil
leak from the Sea Diamond,
which has already spilled more
than 26,000 gallons of fuel near
Santorini, known for its soaring
cliffsand black sand beaches.

Nearly 119,000 gallons of oil
are still inside the ship, threaten-

". ing environmental damage at the

onset of the busy summer season.
The remote-controlled submarine
_ was trying stop the leak.

_ Efforts were hampered by the
ship’ s unstable position. The 10-
story-high vessel is face-down on

an undersea slope, with most of
the hull more than 325 feet below
the surface.

“Santorini must return to the

way it was before the accident,”
said Merchant Marine Minister
Manolis Kefaloyiannis, adding
that additional resources had
been made available for the
cleanup. “The situation is under
control for the moment.”

In a statement to the Cyprus
stock market, the Louis Cruise
Lines said it was fully cooperating
in efforts to investigate the acci-
dent and had hired a private firm
to help prevent environmental
damage. The company said it was
fully insured, including for possi-
ble environmental pollution.

The captain has told investiga‘
tors he was caught unawares by a
sea current that swept his vessel
onto the rocks minutes before it
was due to dock. If convicted of
negligence, the captain, first mate
and four other crew members
face a maximum five-year sen-
tence.

The Greek captains’ associa-
tion spoke out in defense of the
crew.

“Once again, the captain has
been made a scapegoat and has
been blamed even before his
account (was heard,” the Masters
and Mates Union of the Greek
Merchant Marine said in a state-
ment.

“The captain is a very capable
and highly regarded colleague,”
the union said. “Of course the
fact that two passengers were not
found fills us with sadness. (But)
the evacuation was carried out
successfully.”

The association cited a 2003
study by the National Technical
University of Athens, which listed
Santorini of one of 17 Aegean
Sea ports lacking proper docking
facilities.

The Sea Diamond sank in San-
torini’s sea-filled volcanic crater
— known as a caldera — about 15
hours after the rocks tore a hole
nearly 100 feet long in the side
of the ship.

Missing French tourists Jean-
Christophe Allain, 45, and his 16-
year-old daughter Maud had a
lower deck cabin near the posi-
tion whether reef struck.

Allain’s wife and son survived
the accident.

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excludes 2% of industries

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamas initial market
access offer over the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union (EU)

sought to exclude only about 2 -

per cent of this nation’s indus-
tries, The Tribune confirmed

yesterday, rather than the max- ,

* imum 14-15 per cent permitted

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in the talks due to the relative-
ly minimal level of trade this
nation has with Europe.

Many other members of
CARIFORUM, the body that is
negotiating the EPA on the
Bahamas and CARICOM’s
behalf, sought to exclude from
their market access offers far
more of their industries than
the 14-15 per cent limit, in antic-



@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas is aiming to
restart its accession process
to full membership in the
.World Trade Organisation
(WTO) by completing its
revised Memorandum of
Trade Regime by year-end,
and is awaiting final trade
data from 2005 before this
can be submitted.

CARICIOM Ambassador,
A Leonard Archer, told a
seminar organised by the
Chamber of Commerce and
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) that a revised
Memorandum with a few
amendments to previous
drafts was being prepared.

He explained that among
the WTO’s requirements is
that the Memorandum of
Trade Regime provide the
most current trade data for
a three-year period, which in
the Bahamas’ case was for
the period 2003-2005. Mr
Archer said that the 2003-
2004 trade data was in, and
the Government was now

Government may 7

Bahamas aims
to restart its
WTO accession

ipation of using this as a nego-
tiating tool they can bargain
downwards as concessions are
also obtained from the EU.

Yet A. Leonard Archer, the
Bahamas Ambassador to
CARICOM who submitted the
market access offer to CARI-
FORUM at last month’s tech-
nical working group meeting in
the Dominican Republic,
explained this nation sought
exclusion - or reservations - for
only 2 per cent of its economic
sectors “because what is the
point of excluding a product
we're not trading in”?

Of the industries excluded
from the Bahamas’ market
access offer, Mr Archer said:
“All of them are in the agricul-
ture and fisheries sector.”

He explained that these




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_ “Once that data is in, then
formal talks can begin,” he
said.

Mr Archer yesterday con-
firmed to The Tribune that
the Memorandum of Trade
Regime “will be done by the
end of this year”.

He said it was difficult to
predict how long negotiations
for the Bahamas to become a
full-member of the WTO
would take, but anticipated
that it would take somewhere
between three to five years
for the process to be com-
pleted.

A Working Group of
WTO members who cur-
rently trade or have an inter-
est in trading with the
Bahamas will be formed to
vet this nation’s various
offers and Memorandum of
Trade Regime, and this
nation will then negotiate
with them, offers passing
back and forth between the
parties.

But before the Working
Group is formed, the Memo-

SEE page 9























pay $5m towards
Royal Oasis deal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Government is consid-
ering paying $5 million towards
the purchase price for Harcourt
Developments, the Irish-head-
quartered property group, to
acquire the still-closed Royal
Oasis Resort on Grand
Bahama, informed sources have
told The Tribune.

Contacts familiar with the sit-
uation have said that in addi-
tion to contributing towards the
acquisition costs, the Govern-
ment is also contemplating “eat-
ing” or writing-off much of the
debt that the resoirt’s owner,
Driftwood (Freeport), owed to
it and its various when it closed
the Royal Oasis in September
2004 following Hurricane
Frances.

Any debt write-off by the
Government would remove a
major obstacle to Harcourt’s
purchase of the Royal Oasis
from Lehman Brothers’ private
equity arm, which de facto now

owns the resort as a result of
the mortgage it has on the prop-
erty as collateral for financing
the Driftwood acquisition.
Lehman Brothers has been
seeking $40 million for the Roy-
al Oasis, having been eager to
recoup the equity it invested in
the $27 million purchase price
and subsequent $45 million ren-
ovations. The private equity
arm has already received the
proceeds from the 2004 hurri-
cane insurance claim on the

. property.

The liabilities left behind by
Driftwood, which were inherit-
ed by Lehman Brothers, have
been a major obstacle to secur-
ing the resort’s sale. As at Jan-
uary 2005, more than $22 mil-
lion was owed by Driftwood
(Freeport), the majority of this
to various government entities.

The lion’s share of this debt
was some $13 million in casino
taxes, while another $2.5 mil-
lion was owed to the National

SEE page 4

Agriculture and fisheries marked for
reservations, with EPA talks likely to involve
‘slight modifications’ to National Investment

Policy and areas reserved for Bahamians

industries, and those targeted
for exclusion or reservation by
the Bahamas, were those con-
sidered to have export poten-
tial, that have the ability to be
competitive if given some pro-
tection until they reached matu-
rity, or those where there were
national security implications.
“Those industries where
there is growth potential or spe-
cial considerations such as food
security,” Mr Archer explained.

Using the example of cows,
he said it was nonsensical to
exclude them from _ the
Bahamas’ market access offer,
as this nation did not import
them from the EU, nor did it
grow its own. .

He pointed out that the
Bahamas’ trade with the EU
was relatively minimal, this
nation importing only around
$43 million worth of goods from
that trading bloc every year.

Many of those goods came in
duty-free, such as jewellery and
perfume, the Government hav-
ing taken previous policy deci-
sions to reduce tariffs on those
products to zero to aid the
Bahamian tourism industry.

The Bahamas has yet to sub-
mit a services offer to CARI-
FORUM on the EPA negotia-
tions, with the Chamber of
Commerce, Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) and

other private sector groups set
to release ‘a survey tomorrow
to the business community to
obtain feedback on their per-
ceived concerns and opportu-
nities on services.

Gershan Major, head of the
Chamber’s globalisation com-
mittee, said ‘they wanted com-
panies to complete and return
the services survey by April 20,
as the Bahamas had a 45-day
period until mid-May in which
to submit its services offer on
the EPA. '

Mr Major said the Chamber
and BFSB had also moved. to
engage the Bahamas Hotel
Association in the EPA process,
adding: “The survey will assist

SEE page 9

Two-thirds of firms say NHI
plan will impact employment

Survey says plan will increase
consumer prices, reduce
disposable and take-home income,
and hit young, unskilled workers

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ore than two-
thirds of
Bahamian
businesses
will reduce
staff levels or limit new employ-
ee hirings if the Government
introduces the proposed

National Health Insurance
(NHI) plan, a private sector sur-
vey has found, with the greatest
impact from this adjustment to
higher labour costs being felt
by young, unskilled workers.

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The findings, released yester-
day by the National Coalition
for Healthcare Reform, the
grouping of private sector and
trade union bodies, indicated
that NHI would also reduce
salaries, take-home pay and dis-
posable income for Bahamian
workers and, as feared, act as a
disincentive for companies to
hire new workers and invest in
expanding their businesses.

The survey, conducted by the
Segal Company for the Coali-
tion, found that when Bahami-

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Bahamas may receive an
EPA ‘safety net’ from EU

m@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

COUNTRIES signing the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-

pean Union may be entitled
to special “safety net” fund-
ing to compensate for any tax

revenues lost as a result of -

signing on to that agreement.

CARICOM Ambassador
A Leonard Archer told per-
sons attending a Chamber of

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A JP Morgan Trust Company
employee, Tara Smith (left), has
passed the Canadian Securities
Course (CSC) after studying
with the Nassau-based Securi-
ties Training Institute (STI).

Michael Miller, the STT’s
president and an attorney, said
in a statement: “The CSC pro-
vides a very comprehensive cov-
erage of investment products
and markets, and can provide a
gateway to a rewarding career
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offer the full study programine
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RBC FINCO.is considering applications for

Mortgage Specialist
RBC FINCO, Freeport
and Main Branch

The successful candidate should possess the following

qualifications:

e ACIB OR ABIFS Diploma or degree in in Banking (or

a related field).

© Previous experience in portfolio and liability
administration would be an asset.

e Exhibit good selling & negotiating skills.

© Self-motivated and able to work with minimal

supervison.

e Ability to make sound credit analysis
© Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Responsibilities include:

e Contributing to meeting team sales plans by acquiring
and growing profitable client relationships.

e Providing customized solutions and financial advice
designed to satisfy the client’s long-term goals on

obtaining a mortgage.

° Seeking out new clients by developing relationships
within the community and local centres of influence.

¢ Enhancing the experience of existing clients by
providing accessibility and one-on-one advice and
valuable information on the intricacies of having a

mortgage.

* Successfully anchoring clients with the appropriate
delivery channel within RBC Financial Group.

A competitive compensation package (base salary &
bonus) commensurate with relevant experience and

qualifications is offered.

Please apply before April 20th, 2007 to:

Regional Manager
Human Resources
Caribbean Banking

Royal Bank of Canada

Bahamas Regional Office
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, N.P, Bahamas

Via fax: (242)328-7145

Via email: bahcayjp@rbc.com



Commerce meeting on the
EPA that although nothing
has been finalisied, and it
sounds “almost too good to
be true”, the European
Development Fund (EDF)
may allocate money to assist
countries such as _ the
Bahamas.

He explained this would
mean that the EDF could
more than double the grant
money it currently provides
for additional budgetary sup-
port.

As a result, countries enter-
ing the EPA could do so with
a certain level of confidence
that there will be a safety net
in place.

However, it remains to be
seen if this will actually come
to pass.

At present, the Bahamas is
likely to lose between $5-10
million in per annum tax rev-
enues, rather than the $14
million originally thought, as
a result of deciding to negoti-
ate the EPA.












April, 2007.

Esso Tigermarket located at East

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of PACIFIC MARINE CHINA LTD. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off Register.

The date of completion of the dissolution was the 2nd day of

Mr Archer acknowledged
that all Caribbean countries
had ‘dilly-dallied’ in their
EPA negotiations, but said it
really has to be EPA or noth-
ing, particularly as the trade
agreements are factored into
WTO accession.

The next step in the EPA
negotiations for the Bahamas
is to submit a services offer.

Mr Archer explained that
in the area of services, the
Bahamas will have to abide
by the terms of their offer
once it is accepted, which
could facilitate cross-border
labour movement.

He also pointed out that
there should not be any neg-
ative impact on hotel invest-
ments or negotiations once
the same incentives are
applied across the board.

Mr Archer said it was antic-
ipated that by the end of the
summer, the European Union
will abolish visa require-
ments for persons coming
from the Bahamas.


















TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS







Our NASSAU Offices

WILL BE CLOSING
AT 2:30PM ON
FRIDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2007















Our Freeport, Abaco and Exuma Offices
will remain open until 5:00pm




Regular Office hours for
ALL Branches will resume
Monday, 16th April, 2007





We apologize for any
inconvenience caused



Street and

Soldier Road is seeking suitable candidates for
deli, convenience store, and pump attendant

positions.

Persons must be pleasant and courteous.

Interested persons should contact Tel. 325-5488
to make an appointment to be interviewed.




PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007

| CCG OOD

INTERNAL AUDITOR
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit
Department.

The job executes various audit and investigation assignments as stipulated in the
Schedule of Activities formulated by the AGM — Chief Internal Auditor; supervises
and directs the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers technical assistance to the
Assistant Internal Auditors. The internal auditor trains subordinate staff; assists the

BUSINESS .

THE TRIBUNE

Government backs
Harcourt for deal

FROM page one

Insurance Board (NIB). Writing
off this debt would make a sale
more palatable for Lehman
Brothers and Harcourt, and
there is also the matter of the $8
million in redundancy payments
that the Government made to
the former Royal Oasis employ-
ees.

Apart from debts owed to the
Government and its agencies,
Driftwood (Freeport) also owed
$4.1 million in unpaid contribu-

tions to the two hotel industry
pension funds, something both
have taken legal action over to
ensure that when the Royal
Oasis is sold, that debt to them
must be settled.

A further $2.7 million was
owed to the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) and
another $55,000 to. Grand
Bahama-based hotel suppliers,
and settling all these debts with
creditors has been one obstacle
to the Royal Oasis sale - name-
ly who settles them, Lehman
Brothers or the buyer.

And another critical issue. is
who settles and pays off the cur-
rent timeshare owners at the
Royal Oasis, who have ,accu-
mulated unused points.

The Government . now
appears to have made up its
mind that Harcourt Develop-
ments would be the preferred
purchaser of the Royal Oasis,
after the Irish group was previ-
ously sidelined by a late $40 mil-
lion bid from World Invest-

ments Holdings, a Florida-based _

group.
That consortium split apart

External Auditors with joint audit efforts for the year-end audit; produces audit
programs; produces audit and investigation reports as well as monthly and quarterly
reports; assists the AGM-Chief Internal Auditor with annual plans and corporate
research.

after it was unable to convince
the Government and Lehman
Brothers that it could raise the
necessary capital and find a
world-class casino operator.

The Bahamian partner for
World Investments Holdings,
architect Lawrence Chisholm,
then found a new partner,
American William Graulich and
his Hotel Acquisition Corpora-
tion, but they are thought to be
second in the running now
behind Harcourt. .

The original Harcourt deal
had also contemplated the Gov-
ernment and GBPA linking up
to jointly contribute $5 million
to the purchase price, bridging
the difference with Lehman
Brothers asking price. The:
GBPA, though, has dropped
out as a result of its well-publi-
cised shareholder dispute, and
Lehman Brothers interpreted
the previous $5 million payment
by it and the Government as a
sign of weakness, encouraging it
to raise the price and hold out :
for more. ee ~§

Harcourt already has a strong
presence in Grand Bahama, and
is understood to have plans to
convert the Royal Oasis into a
convention hotel, exploiting the
convention tax break the
Bahamas now enjoys with the
US. A $200 million investment
would be required to restore
the Royal Oasis, with Harcourt,
which is involved in the
Bahamia sub-division, Suffolk
sons noun eA onfmarseONEt and.a proposed condo- |

jooul of se: fico. telpalse. planning-awnew hotel |
ev bythe sea. geipang

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARJORIE JOSEPH OF
FAITH AVENUE OFF COWPEN RD.,P.0. BOX CR-54802,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited to:

Produce audit programs and submit for approval of the Chief Internal Auditor
Conducts complete risk assessment for areas being audited

Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in accordance with
established audit programs

Produces complete file of audit working papers

Produces audit reports on audit concerns and recommendations in accordance
with the IITA Standards

Conducts some confidential audit investigations, evaluate finding & produce
reports; exercising the ITA’s ethical standards

Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies,
manpower efficiency and new computer applications

Discusses audit concerns with the relevant Department/Section head and seek
agreement to implement recommendations

Supervises work of Audit Clerks and conduct review of work done

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day of
April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Mt. Carmel
Preparatory Academy

The incumbent should also have:

Entrance Examination
Applications are available at the school office:

Saturday April 14, 2007 at 9:30a.m.
Call: 325-6570 or 325-6571

for more information

* A Bachelors degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline and a
professional accounting qualification e.g. CPA, CA or ACCA

® Obtaining the CIA would be highly desirable

# Five years post certification experience in auditing and general accounting
with experience in interviewing, producing reports and making verbal
presentations

Interested persons may apply by completing and returning an Application
Form to:
The Manager-Human Resources & Training,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads,
P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau, Bahamas
on or before: April 20, 2007.

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Bring pen, pencils, rulers.
Wear school uniform.
$20.00 testing fee.





6 Scotiabank’

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of:

SENIOR MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

With over 55,000 employees in over 50 countries, Scotiabank places great importance on
retognizing and rewarding strong performance. We offer room for advancement, a stimulating
work environment and the resources to help you make the most of your career. Together,
we continue to make Scotiabank a great place to work.

POSITION SUMMARY:

- British Colonial Hilton

The British Colonial Hilton invites applications for dynamic, confident and
assertive individuals to fill the following positions:

Catering Sales Manager: This position is responsible for supervising, managing,
and overseeing all aspects of catering sales in addition to leading and motivating
the catering accounts and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet
and/or exceed food beverage revenue goals.

As the Senior Manager, Human Resources, you are a member of the senior management
team of Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd., with a focus on dealing with the strategic and tactical
Human Resources needs of a growing and profitable organization. This will include but

demonstrating strong sales, negotiating and closing skills not be limited to: developing the HR strategy for the organization; working with the Bank’s

Advanced knowledge of sales/hospitality principles and practices

Excellent people and leadership skills

Effective communication i.e oral, written and presentation skills

A professional demeanor and appearance

Goal-oriented, focused, energetic and self-motivated with the ability to work with little
supervision

Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word

Open to a flexible work schedule as evenings and weekends are essential at times. Hotel

catering experience would be an asset
. 2k A A RR oR AR OK OR OK

Senior Sous ChefiKitchen Artiste: Under the direction of the executive chef, this position
ensures cost effective production of the highest quality food appropriate to the market. The selected
individual will primarily be responsible for all artistic creativity within the kitchen including
specialty carvings, show pieces and sculptures. Will train and develop department’s team

uccessful candidate ula meet the Jouloy NINN requirements:
Extensive practical knowledge of cooking styles and various cuisine including Continental,
American, Mediterranean/Italian and Caribbean/Bahamian.
10 years experience as a senior chef within operation of at least 4-star designation including
Professional certification/training from a recognized culinary institution
Demonstrated artistic ability to produce high level culinary show pieces, carvings and
sculptures i.e. ice carvings, fruit and vegetables carvings, chocolate carvings and buffet show
pieces. Industry/professional awards are desirable proof of excellence.
Proven experience with a successful track record of achievements in leading a culinary team.
Strong administration and organizational skills with the.ability to contain operational costs.
Computer-literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Proven ability to train and develop members of the culinary and stewarding teams.

Individuals who meet the above requirements are invited to forward their resumes to:

Director of Human resources
BRITISH COLONIAL HILTON, NASSAU
1 bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-302-9040
E-mail:recruitment.nassau @hilton.com

Deadline: April 20, 2007

support groups in the head office on the development of the annual total rewards program;
maintaining and developing a dynamic employee relations strategy; ensuring the effective
recruitment and orientation of new employees; managing the relationship between the
Bank and third-party service suppliers; and the identification of training needs and the
evolution of the training and development curriculum. You will need to be capable of
working in a highly cross-functional environment and be capable of managing tight time
lines and conflicting priorities. You are an exemplar of communication and relationship-
building skills, an excellent coach, and can effectively establish and maintain an open, co-
operative work environment.

Key accountabilities for this role:

¢ Contribute to the achievement of the overall business objectives of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Ltd.

e Ensure the recruitment, development and maintenance of an engaged workforce.

e Support people through and act as an agent of change in the environment.

¢ Be prepared to liaise with a wide variety of Departments, balancing the needs of all
against the objectives and strategies of the Optimization program

QUALIFICATIONS:

¢ Ten years of experience as a Human Resources professional.

¢ A minimum of an undergraduate university degree, while a graduate degree or a
major in Human Resources is an asset.
Experience in the financial industry is an asset.
Proven experience managing people.
Excellent and proven negotiation and conflict resolution skills are essential.
Ability to learn quickly, adapt to an ever changing environment and adapt to ever
changing priorities are essential.

OTHER INFORMATION:

e Frequent travel to the Family Islands

¢ Occasional travel internationally.

¢ Spanish Language isa bonus in an organization that is expanding rapidly in Spanish-
speaking countries.

The Scotiabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Qualified candidates only should submit applications in writing marked Private and
Confidential by Monday, April 30, 2007 to:

Manager, Manpower & Succession Planning,

P. O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas or email scotiabank.bs


THE TRIBUNE

@ By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — When
many small business owners
think about insurance, it’s often
about property and casualty
coverage. But there are many
other kinds of insurance, includ-
ing sonie that apply to specific
industries or professions, that
owners should consider.

Many small businesses don’t
buy enough insurance — not
only are they underinsured in
dollar terms, but also in the
types of insurance they buy, said
Loretta Worters, vice president
for communications of the
Insurance Information Institute,
a New York-based trade group.

“You have to look at the vul-
nerabilities and think, what
would be. the worst thing that

would happen to my business

right now, and plan for those ,

possibilities,” Worters said, and
noted, “everyone has different
vulnerabilities for their busi-
ness.” ~

The III’s Web _ site,
www.iii.org, has a section on
small business insurance that
explains various kinds of cov-

Kc

. CH-8004 Zurich

erage that small companies
should consider, starting with
basics like property and liabili-
ty insurance available in mahy
commercial policies. Theré'is
also information on business
interruption insurance, critical
to helping many small busi-
nesses survive in the event of.a
disaster, and the types of insur-
ance that owners with employ-
ees need to buy, such as work-
ers compensation insurance
(FYI, almost every state
requires it). Os
The site also has sections
about some of the industry-spe-
cific coverage that’s available.
For example, the III notes
that professionals such as doc-
tors, lawyers and psychothera-
pists should consider profes-
sional liability insurance, or
what’s commonly known as
malpractice insurance, incase
they are sued by a client or
patient. It also notes that there
are insurance companies that
have created coverage for spe-
cific professions. my
The section of the site dedi-
cated to food service businesses
details coverage for spoilage —
so if your refrigeration breaks
down and you’re not at fault,

KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler SA

Audit Financial Services

Badenerstrasse 172 P.O. Box
CH-8026 Zunch

you-can recover the cost of the
inventory you lost — and for
mechanical breakdowns. It also
discusses employee dishonesty
insurance, something that a
restautant owner might want to
consider; unfortunately, not
everyone with accéss.to the cash
register is completely law-abid-
ing.

There’s also a section about
insurance for home+based busi-
nesses. Many people who oper-
ate businesses out of their
homes might not realize that

. their standard homeowners pol-
“icy won’t cover all their busi-

ness equipment, and they most
certainly won’t provide cover-
age in case of a business-related
accident on the premises. And
such an accident isn’t far-
fetched — if someone deliver-
ing a package for your business
ora customer dropping off a
check falls on your steps and is
injured, your homeowners pol-
icy won’t protect you.

A savvy business owner will
research insurance before he or
she even gets started. The III

- site is a very useful tool, and

the Internet has other resources
to help you determine what
kind of insurance you should

Telephone +41 44 249 31 31
Fax +41 44 249 23 19

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Report of the Independent Registered Public Accounting firm to the General Meeting of

Credit Suisse, Zurich

a ea tEtEtE StI ttn ttEESSSESES eRe

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Credit Suisse and subsidiar-
ies (“the Bank”) as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated statements of
income, changes in shareholder’s equity, comprehensive income, and.cash flows, and notes
thereto, for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2006. These consoli-
datec’ financial statements are the responsibility of management aid the Board of Directors.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on
our audits. We confirm, that we meet the legal requirements concerning’ professional qualifica-
tion and independence.

We conducted our audits in accordan¢e with the standards of the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board (United States) and Swiss Auditing Standards. Those standards require that
we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial state-
-) 800 theiits'aré free of material’misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
fsjeag? Le sapporting the amounts!and ‘disclosures in the financial statements, An audit also includes as-
sessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well
as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.- We believe thet our tudits provide a"
reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all mate-
rial respects, the financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the re-
sults of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended
December 31, 2006, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and com-
ply with Swiss law.

In accordance with Swiss law, we recommend that the consolidated financial statements submit-
ted to you be approved.

As discussed in Notes | and 2 to the consolidated financial statements, in 2006 the Bank chan-
ged. its method of accounting for defined benefit pension plans, in 2005 the Bank changed it
method of accounting for share-based compensation and in 2004 the Bank changed itsme
of accounting for certain variable interest entities.

KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler SA f f

David L. Jahnke Robert S. Overstreet
Auditor in charge :

consider. But when you do a
search, be aware that many sites
are operated by companies
looking to sell you coverage.

Other business owners are
also a great resource. An owner
of a similar business can tell you
the kinds of insurance you need
— and give you a referral to a
good insurance agent.

There’s likely to be plenty of
information available from a
trade group representing your

New Providence

Vacant lot #1038
(6,000sy, ft.) ~ Garden
Hills 43. (Appraised
Value $35,000.00)

Lot 50°x 100" w/houses
660sq, ft. & 620sq, fr. -
Franklyn Ave & Tyler
Street off Boyd Rd

(Appraised Value
$73,258.00)
Lot #119 (22, 500sq, ft.)
with a single story
complex (3,440sq. ft.) -
Sir Henry Morgan Dr
Andros Beach Colony
Subdivision Nicholls’s
Town Andros (Appraised
Value $147,760.00)
Vacant property
100’x 150" in the,
settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)
Grand Bahama
Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12
Unit #3 (1 1,250sq. ft.) -

_Henny Ave Derby crop op eet owen $1034.00) {Oy RAT REPT E AERTS Point Gatisland: ean mean: : !

Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit #3
(90°x 125°) — Derby
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

. Lot #8, Blk #12 Unit #3
(11,250sq. ft.) - Henny
Ave Derby Subdivision
Freeport Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)

. Lot #862 Section #1
Vacant — Freeport Ridge
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 5B

Small businesses should be sure they

have the right kind of insurance

industry or profession, and it
also is likely to have names of
agents. But keep in mind, some
organizations might operate
their own insurance agencies or
be affiliated with specific insur-
ers or brokers; that’s not nec-
essarily a problem, but it does
mean they might be biased in
favor of those concerns.

You can also learn more
about insurance by contacting
SCORE, the organization of

retired executives who dispense
free advice to small business
owners on a wide variety of top-
ics including insurance.

If you visit www.score.org
and type in your request in the
section called “Ask SCORE for
Business Advice,” you'll get a
list of SCORE counselors you
can contact by e-mail who are
likely to have expertise in the
area you’re trying to learn
about.

BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com

eRe

PROPERTIES
(Appraised Value
$80,200.00)

Lot #171 (100°x 100")
witwo story building -
Bast St opposite Deveaux

St. (Appraised Value
$300,000.00)

Lot #27A (55°x90")
wiincomplete split level
hse- Boatswain Hill or

(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)

12. Lot #5, Blk#31, Section
B vacant - Royal
Bahamia Est.
Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$31,500.00)

13. Lot #33, Blk #1, Unit #1
vacant — Devonshire

Bosun Hill (Appralsed
Value $139,580.00)
Andros
Property (4,344 sq, ft)
with duplex (1.174 sq. ft)
opposite Batelco in the
settlement of Fresh Creek,
Central Andros.

(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)

. Vacant Lot #6 (14,555sq.

~ ft.) -a half mile
Southward of the
Settlement of Tarpum
Bay Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$18,050.00)

Cat Island
. Property with twelve (12)

room motel 1.39 acres —
In the settlement of
Arthur's Town Cat fsland
(Appraised Value
$1.3 Million Dollars)
. One acre Beach front
property with cottage
900sq. ft. -— in the
settlement of Devil's

Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$68,000.00)
Abaco

14. Lot #54 D 6,500sq. ft.
with triplex foundation —
Murphy Town Abaco
(Appraised Value

15... Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres-—-..---.--~-.-
Fox Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
$40,000.00)

16. Lot #58 Vacant
100°x 100" - Queen &
Clinic Streets Sandy
Point Abaco (Appraised
Value $30,000.00)

Long Istand

17. Vacant Lot 100’x200° -
Bonacorde area west of
Clarence Town Long
Island (Appraised Value
$25,000.00)

Eleuthera

18. Property 31'xI 11" with
house Lord Street in the
settlement of Taprum
Bay Eleuthera.

Exuma ~
22. Vacant lots #7747R-& + =

#77478 160’x [25° -
Florence Dr Bahama
Sound No.2 Exuma
(Appraised Value-
$60,000.00)

Inagua

. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.)

with house — Matthew
Town Inagua Russell
Street (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)

Zurich, Switzerland
March 23, 2007

ee 1

Tables
(1) Wood Table (Round)
(1) Marble Table (Rectangle)

(1) Compaq Presario Computer Monitor & Tower

(1) Whirl Microwave

Tec Cash Register

(1) AOC Flat Screen Computer Monitor (9”

(1) Camedia Digital Photo Printer (Olympus)

(1) Systemax Tower & Keyboard

(1) 1520 Epson Stylus Color Printer
Machinery ler/Freeze

(1) Food Mixer , (1) Two Door Chest Freezer

(1) Wall TV Stand (1) One Door Chest Freezer

CREDIT SUISSE, NASSAU BRANCH 3 ‘
Bahamas Financial Centre “Phone 249 358.8100.
Ath Floor ee Fax 242 328'8 162
Shirley and Charlotte Streets www.credit-suisse.com .
Nassau, P.O. Box N-4928

Bahamas .

CREDIT Suisse

Consolidated balance sheets

December 31, in CHF m ; 2008 2008
Acocts Eas ESE ae
Cash and due from banks :
interest-bearing deposits wilh banks : aan ‘
Central bank funds sold, securities purchased under resale agreements and secunties borrowing transactions "SB
Securities received as collateral ie
Trading assets .
of which encumbered
Investment secuntes asa 9
of which encumbered : eas ie NS :
Other investmerits 20,188
Loans, net 190,883 169.699
Allowances for loan losses 1,305 1,965
Premises and equipment 5,443 5,084
Goodwill 9,689 10,471
Other intangible assets es 401
Other assets
of which encumbered
Tota! assets

og us 2 rues. og.
Bi ( 3,990 4,246
310,572 382,709 .-
32,310 23,791
6 449,422 412,997
141,404 151,786
20,304

(1) Blue Coleman Cooler
(2) Double Door Coolers
(1) Three Door Cooler
(1) Double Door Refrigerator

(1) Chrome Juice Filler
(1) Muiti Fruit Juicer
(1) Chrome Mixer
(1) Deli Showcase
(2) Four Burner Stoves
(1) SPSL5000 6watt Silent Generator, Electric Starter
(1) Filter Pro Engine Coolant Service & Recycling Machine
Vessels
29’ Phoenix w/eng(Jannette2)
29° (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45°(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48’ North Carolina Hull (1989)
52° Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MY Buddy
47’ Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
43° Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (Lady Raine Too)
{22° Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa fll,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
34° Delta Vessel (1991) (Der Berrie)
17’ Boston Whaler w/engine
53° Vessel (1977) (Shabak)

Vehicdes

(1). 03 Yumbo 125ce Motorcycle

(1) 96 Ford Explorer

(1) 97 Dodge Stratus

(1) 2001 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 2001 Kia Bus £2 Seater

(1) 2002 Kitchen Trailer

(1) Kitchen Cherokee Trailer

1,226,764 1,130,756

Uebilities and shareholder's equity
Deposits : 17 384,924
Central benk funds purchased, securities sold under repurchase agreements and securities lendini 2 he B.. 288,442 Aton
Obligation to return securities received as collateral ; “ii ene Maree eee ss
Trading lebities ‘“ : es pe 6° 17,056 io4cGei’
Short-term borrowings 16,287 16,201

of which reported at fair value 2,764 -
Long-term debt 18 144,021 126,860

of which reported at fair value 44,208 iw
Other liabilities ee ; WE 7,630 78,428
Minority interests : , 18,963 9,283 ° ‘
Total a 1,200,719 1,104,968
Share capital : 4,400 4,400
Adtditional paid-in capital 19,593 18,770
Retained earni 11,652 7,045
Treasury shares, atcost Sain. ee a , (6,149) — (1,806)
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 20 (3,451) (2,532)
Tots shareholder's equity 26,045 26,788
Totel Webilities and sharehoider's equity 1,226,764 1,130,756

347,339

COOKING UTENSILS PANS & PLATES
ORY CLEANING EQUIPMENT

Serious inquires only. Sealed bids marked “Tender” should be submitted to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O.
Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Finical Controller or telephone 327-5780 for additional information.
Please note that all bids on the aforementioned propertics and asscts should be received by or on April 20, 2007.
The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all offers. All assets are sold as is.



Commitments snd contingencies rcler to no'es 21, 26 and 31,

Interested parties may obtain a complete copy of the audited accounts from Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch, R
The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor, Shirley and Charlotte Streets, P.O. Box N-4928, which would
include full disclosure of the material matters in Notes 1 and 2 referred to in the Group Auditors Report.


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For conditions of the sale and any other information,
please contact:
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m@ By DAVE CARPENTER
AP Business Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Sub-
scribers, shareholders and
advertisers may be leaving
newspapers in droves but real
estate moguls, of all people,
are sinking part of their for-
tunes:into the business.

For better or worse, that
gives outside magnates a grow-
ing role in newspapers at a
time of dramatic change for an
industry long dominated by
traditional media ownership.

The new players aren’t all
about real estate but have it at
the core of their fortunes:

e Fortress Investment
Group, which has billions in
real estate and private equity,
bought Liberty Group Pub-
lishing in 2005 and took it pub-
lic last October as GateHouse
Media Inc., controlling hun-
dreds of small-town papers.

e Bruce Toll, whose Toll
Brothers Inc. is the nation’s
largest luxury homebuilder,
joined a $515 million deal to
acquire The Philadelphia
Inquirer and Philadelphia Dai-
ly News from The McClatchy
Co. last year and became chair-
man of parent Philadelphia
Media Holdings.

e Billionaire investor Sam
Zell secured a deal this month
to take Tribune Co., the
nation’s second-largest news-
paper publisher, private in an
$8.2 billion deal. The Grave
Dancer, as he is known for his
ability to snatch up distressed
assets, said he plans to be
actively involved in the busi-
ness as chairman.

Also anxious to get in on the
newspaper game, among oth-
ers, is billionaire developer Eli
Broad, who bid unsuccessfully
for Tribune with supermarket
magnate Ron Burkle. All the
outside interest comes at a
time when big media compa-
nies passed on Tribune.

TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

wishes to announce that

applications

are now

being invited from all qualified members who wish to
be considered for recommendation as candidates for the
seats to become available on either the Board of Direc-
tors or The Supervisory Committee at the 30th Annual
General Meeting to be held on Saturday May 19, 2007.

All members interested in

serving in

either

capacity should collect an application form from any
office of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative
Credit Union Limited offices in Nassau, Freeport or Abaco.

The qualification for each post is available upon request.

Completed applications, along with the other information
requested should be returned to any of the offices on or
before the close of business on Friday April 27, 2007.

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Friday April

27, 2007.

Any application, not fully completed or without the
requested supporting information, or received after the
aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration.

“TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.
SERVING THE WHOLE BAHAMAS”

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What changes the wealthy
bargain-hunters might bring to
the business remain mostly
uncertain.

Representatives of Fortress
and Toll declined to return
phone calls seeking interviews;
Zell said he’s still learning
about his new company, whose
holdings include 11 newspa-
pers, 23 TV stations and Inter-
net businesses.

Industry experts say it’s
clear, however, that the sup-
posedly down-and-out business
has plenty to attract the
financiers besides cheap sales
tags.

“When you think about it,
there are a lot of reasons why
real estate moguls would be
interested in newspapers,” said
Morningstar analyst Arthur
Oduma.

Strong and predictable cash
flows from media properties
are a key lure, mirroring. those
in real estate holdings.

Another draw is the
acquired real estate itself; even
though Zell’s stated intent isn’t
to break up Tribune. The
Chicago-based media con-
glomerate owns or leases 2.7
million square feet of office
and production space in 289
United States locations alone
with more than 1,000 acres of
land, according to its annual
report.

Finance experts also say the
ability to load companies like
Tribune with debt and take
them private minimizes the
investment risk and makes the
firms easier to run once they’re
away from Wall Street’s harsh
quarterly glare. The reliable
cash flows make them better
able to withstand the high debt
loads.

“The distress is in the stock
price, not necessarily in the
business,” Oduma said.

Zell is gaining effective con-
trol of Tribune in a complex
déaf that calls for him to inject

rie

rals

only $315 million of his own
money. By converting it to
employee stock ownership, the
company also will no longer
be subject to corporate income
taxes that now total hundreds
of millions of dollars annually,
making it easier to pay off $5
billion in new debt. :

During a recent discussion
with Stanford Law School stu-
dents, Zell scoffed at the
notion that newspapers are not
a good business.

“A lot of people didn’t think
the railcar business was a good
investment,” he responded,
according to the Los Angeles
Times. “I made a quarter-bil-
lion dollars. A lot of people
didn’t think container leasing
was a good investment. I made
a half-billion. Should I go on?”

Coming from real estate to

newspapering poses challenges:

but also holds potential advan-
tages for the outsider tycoons.

Lou Ureneck, director of
Boston University’s business
and economics journalism pro-
gramme, said managing costs
will be a major challenge for
Cell since real estate money is
tied up in bricks and mortar
whereas in the media business
it’s in people and salaries.

On the other hand, he and
other experts said, real estate
entrepreneurs have a proven
knack for deal-making, asset
development and intricate
financial maneuvers that can
benefit their new businesses.

“Zell seems to have
employed that particular
genius, when you consider how
little money he’s had to put up
front in order to gain control of
a company worth billions,”
Ureneck said. “That demon-
strates financial creativity and
acumen at a high level.”

Philadelphia Media Hold-
ings is still new at running the
Philadelphia papers. But ana-
lyst Peter Conti sees some of
its.early changes as signaling

the new-owners won’t be con-
ventional media stewards, such
as dropping out of the Career-
Builder online classified adver-
tising venture and signing a
partnership deal with rival
Monster Worldwide Inc.
Likewise, the new media
owners may be quicker to
innovate with Internet possi-
bilities than’those “shackled”
by conventional thinking, said
Conti, of Portsmouth, Va.-
based media research firm
Borrell Associates Inc.
“Newspaper companies and
publishers ‘have pretty much
been traded'among each other
.. for the past century or two,”
he said. “Now we have’ people
coming in that are not bound
to this baggage and they can

- make decisions that are based

on the marketplace, freed of a
newspaper-concentric view-
point.”

GateHouse, too, has shown
contrarian tendencies under its
new-to-media ownership,
according to Rick Edmonds, a
newspaper industry analyst at
the Poynter Institute in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Under
Fortress, it has bucked recent
custom by going from private

_ to public and acquiring one

newspaper after another across
the country — mostly in small
towns where local papers have
proven much more profitable
than in cities.

Those successes notwith-
standing, the media experts
caution that the newspaper
industry likely faces more tur-
bulent years ahead, perhaps
making the well-heeled real
estate investors well-suited
owners because they can afford
to wait out the bottom of the
cycle.

“They may “have to be
patient, accepting there’s going
to be a period of transition and
finding your way when the way”
is not really. obvious,’
Edmonds said. 2

o%

Credit Suisse Nassau Branch
is presently considering applications for a

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join
a prestigious Swiss Bank. This is an entry level position for a
self motivated person.

Qualifications:

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NETWORK SUPPORT ASSISTANT

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NHI, FROM PAGE 1B

an companies were asked about
how NHI would impact their
employment levels, the highest
percentage - some 37.7 per cent
- indicated that higher labour
costs would encourage them to
limit new hirings.

Another 16.39 per cent said
they were likely to reduce exist-
ing staff levels, while 14.75 per
cent were set to limit new hir-
ings to part-time staff only. The
remaining 31.15 per cent of
Bahamian businesses said
NHI’s introduction would have
no effect on employment lev-
els.

Winston Rolle, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s for-
mer president and a Coalition
representative, told The Tribune
of the findings: “I think what
we saw being indicated there is
that there’s going to be a lot of
consideration given to any new
employment.”

He added that those workers
impacted most by employer
retrenchment as a result of NHI
would be the young, unskilled
workers, and school leavers
seeking jobs for the first time.

“Employers are going to be a
lot more careful,” Mr Rolle
said. “Anyone who is hired will
have to make a direct and valu-
able contribution to the bottom
line to justify the hiring.

“In the past, they may have
hired unskilled workers to per-
form odd tasks, but now to add
that person they have to be con-
cerned about making mandato-
ry NHI payments for them but
they are not contributing to the
bottom line. It’s going to make

that consideration more in-

depth.

’ “Tt’s [NHI] going to make the
necessity of having skilled work-
ers who can make a direct con-
tribution much more critical.
It’s going to affect the overall
cost element.”

Mr Rolle said that NHI
would increase the costs of
employment and, even though
contributions to the scheme are
currently to be split 50/50
between employer and employ-
ee at a 2.65 per cent of salary
rate, Mr Rolle said this would
have to either be “fully”
absorbed by the company or
worker at the full 5.3 per cent

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He explained that this would
ultimately result in a reduction
in a Bahamian worker’s take-
home pay and disposable
income, with those whose pri-
vate group health insurance
costs were 100 per cent paid by
the employer feeling the impact
the most. :

Mr Rolle said that employ-
ees who previously did not con-
tribute a cent of their salary to a
group health insurance scheme
would now have to pay.2.65 per
cent of their earnings to NHI, as
mandated by law.

“Tn some instances, where the
employer mybe making full
contributions for staff health
insurance, you will now see peo-
ple who were not contributing
to health insurance coverage
having to pay, so they will see a
decrease in their talke-home
pay that is mandated by law,”
Mr Rolle added.

A “percentage of their salary
that they did not have to be
concerned about will be going
to NHI”, said Mr Rolle. He
added that a study he had done
for a Bahamian company that
paid for 100 per cent of group
health insurance costs revealed
that staff wages would decrease
by, on average, 4 per cent when
the Government NHI scheme
came in.

The former Chamber presi-
dent pointed out that compa-
nies normally paid for 100 per
cent of health insurance costs
as part of the benefits package
used to attract senior managers
and executives, meaning that
NHI would have an impact on
the upper echelons of the busi-
ness community.

“NHI is going to be a cost
that employers factor into their
overall employment costs,” Mr
Rolle said.

“It’s going to have an effect
on net salary increases for staff
from next year when NHI is
implemented.

“Employers are telling us that
they will need to carefully look
at the cost of labour and make
some hard decisions as to what
they can afford. Some employ-
ers are better positioned to
maintain their current employ-
ment levels, but likely will be

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their goods or services to cover

the added cost of doing busi-*. ’
ness. Many employers do not

wish to raise prices.”

When companies were asked
by the Segal survey how the
higher costs induced by the NHI
contribution tax would be
absorbed, some 28 per cent of
employers said they would cov-
er it by passing the increases on
to customers in the form of
higher prices for their goods and
services. 4

Another 15 per cent of
Bahamian employers said they
would absorb the costs increas-
es through reduced profits, and
another 5 per cent said they
would draw back on near-term
business expansion plans. :

Mr Rolle said it was hard to
estimate the inflationary impact
of NHI in percentage terms, but
added that “with trends like that
taking place, obviously it’s going
to have an effect on the econo-
my, because with less dispos-
able income, persons are going
to spend less”.

He added: “Taken in context
of the great level of anxiety and
uncertainty which the proposed
NHI has on businesses, who
overwhelmingly question the
long-term sustainability of the
cost and the shared employer-
employee contribution levels
being proposed, this raises even
further questions as to the
extent which NHI in'its present
proposed form would, have on
employment levels and the cost
of goods and services.jnto the
future. he

“Despite statements which
have been made to the contrary,
the member organisations of
the National-Coalition for
Health Care Reform are in sup-
port of universal coverage, but
have questioned whether the
approach being proposed is the
most logical approach in the
long-run for the people of the
Bahamas and the nation’s econ-
omy.”

The Segal survey covered 82
businesses, some 50 per cent of
those being small firms. Anoth-
er 35 per cent were medium-
sized businesses and 19 per cent
large employers, the\ survey
including firms representing

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disbursements, the preparation and analysis of monthly client financials and invoices, and
posting and reconciliation of client cash and security teading transactions. The Client
Relationship Manager will also be responsible for preparation, maintenance and analysis of
loan/trust documentation and related fiduciary records.

REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES FOR CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER:
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Minimum of three years relevant IBC/corporate administration

experience.

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business, Law, Finance, Economics or Accounting
required. Masters degree preferred

Excellent data entry skills

Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Word & Excel
Ability to read and interpret governing instruments and legal documentation
including trust agreements, wills, investment management agreements, custodian

agreements, etc.

«

Both Candidates should also meet the following criteria:

* Proven ability to enhance operational efficiencies

Experience with compliance and KYC processes and procedures

Strong technical and managerial skills

Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Team Player with the ability to add value and strength to the company
Honest, hardworking and possess ability to meet deadlines

Both positions offer attractive salary and benefits package, reflecting the
successful applicant’s experience and qualifications, including a pension plan

and medical coverage.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumés including references before April

10", 2007 to:

Mark E. Munnings
Partner
Deloitte & Touche
P. O. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
or

Email: mmunnings@deloitte.com.bs



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WTO moves underway

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‘srandum of Trade Regime will
“ have tobe issued to all existing
' WTO thembers and put into
‘< the organisation’s language.
’ Mr Archer described the
. WTOsaccession process as
“quite involved”, and said the
‘Memorandum of Trade
i, Regime document “takes some
¢' time to prepare”.
x The Bahamas first submit-
-< ted. its Memorandum of Trade

Regime, and request to acede
to full WTO membership, in

- 1999-2000 under the former

FNM administration.

However, this never pro-
gressed beyong a chair for the
working group to negotiate
with the Bahamas being
appointed.

Some sources suggested that
the Bahamas had dithered for
seven years in deciding
whether to proceed with the
WTO accession process, but
Mr Archer said the delay had

largely been caused by the
WTO’s own issues, such as the
fate of the stalled Doha round
of world trade talks.
Meanwhile, the Ambassador
added that the Government
had agreed to establish a
Department of Foreign Trade,
and a line item has been
included in the Budget for the
establishment of a Bahamian
European mission, expected to
be located in Brussels by 2008.
He added that the Ministry
would like to have a trade offi-

Investment Policy
may have to be
3 “slightly modified’

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" us in getting as much input from

_ stakeholders as we can on con-
, cers well as opportunities
“as it relates to their industries
“and the EPA.

/ “We’re pressing forward to
: provide stakeholder input in the

1 EPA‘offer by mid-May, and
‘provide further input into the

«market access offer submitted

iby the Government.”

- »Mr Archer admitted that the
: Bahamas was “under the gun”
;in terms of meeting the dead-
“lines and timeframe involved in
‘the EPA talks, which could be

_ concluded as early as Septem-

_ber, with the agreement com-

ing into effect from January 1,
2008, as a replacement for the
Cotonou Agreement the EU
currently has with the 77 mem-
bers of the African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) group of
countries.

“We might have done less
than many countries in the
ACP, but we’re not fare behind
them, as its seems some have
been hoping the WTO would
relent or the EU will get a waiv-
er, but it’s not on,” Mr Archer
said.

He added that the Govern-
ment was in the “early stages”
of drafting and submitting a ser-
vices offer on the EPA, and
wanted to hear from those
involved in these industries, as

participants in sectors the Gov-
ernment felt should be excluded
might want them included.

However, Mr Archer
acknowledged that some areas
of the National Investment Pol-
icy, which reserves certain areas
such as retail, wholesale and
real estate for Bahamian-owned
businesses only, might have to
be “modified slightly” as a
result of the EPA.

“Some of that will probably
have to modified slightly. That
will have to be decided after
consultation with the people
involved,” Mr Archer added,
holding out the prospect that in
some industries EU-owned
businesses might be allowed in
to the Bahamas.

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preparation of logical data base design for in-house application development.

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited
to:

¢ To participate in Information Systems development and implementation
teams.

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¢ Manages data migration/conversion issues during system installations.

¢ Defining, establishing and operating databases for executive information
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¢ Leading and participating on committees assessing business information
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The successful candidate should also possess:

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¢ Sound working knowledge of relevant database management systems

¢ Sound knowledge of computer programming

¢ Strong analytical skills and time management skills

¢ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

¢ Five years computer experience in a technology/data processing
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Interested persons may apply by completing an
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Citigroup to eliminate 17,000 jobs
as part of cost-saving restructuring

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(TRUSTEE BANKRUPTCY)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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or demand against the estate of the above-named Kingman Ingraham
carrying on in business as Ingraham & Co. who was adjusted
bankrupt on the 20th day of November A.D. 2006 by the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, are required to send their names, addresses
and the particulars of their debts, duly verified by affidavit to the
undersigned on or before the 23rd day of April, 2007 and, if so
required, be prepared to prove such debts or claims.

AND NOTICE IS GIVEN that the first meeting of creditors in
the above matter will be held at the Office of the Registrar, Third
Floor, Ansbacher Building, East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas on
Thursday, 3rd day of May A.D. 2007, at 10:30 o’clock in the
forenoon.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that only those creditors
whose debts have been lodged with the Registrar and proved as
aforesaid will be admitted to vote and entitled to participate in the first
meeting of the creditors. Dated this 3rd day. of April 2007

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NEW YORK (AP) — Citi-
group Inc., the largest United
States financial institution, said
Wednesday it will eliminate
about 17,000 jobs as part of a
companywide restructuring to
reduce costs and improve profit.

That amounts to about five
per cent of the bank’s 327,000-
strong work force. Citigroup said
its plans include “shrinking the
size of corporate centers,” sev-
eral of which are in New York. It
also expects to move some 9,500
jobs to lower-cost locations.

Still, the elimination of the
jobs will not reduce the bank’s
work force, but merely slow its
growth, Citi executives said.

Robert Druskin, Citi’s chief
operating officer who developed
the restructuring plan over the
past three months, told a confer-
ence call with Wall Street ana-
lysts they should expect Citi’s
headcount to grow this year
because of acquisitions and plans
to open new branches, especial-
ly overseas. “But that rate of
growth will be at a significantly
diminished rate,” Druskin said.

Citigroup has a number of
acquisitions in the works. It is
expanding operations in China

and earlier this month
announced the purchase of a
bank in Taiwan. Citi also has
made a tender offer for a Japan-
ese brokerage. “More than 9,500
jobs will be moved to lower-cost
locations, both domestically and
internationally, with about two-
thirds through attrition,” Citi-
group’s announcement said.

Druskin said more jobs would
be cut overseas than in the Unit-
ed States. He said the bank was
more likely to rely on layoffs
than on attrition to make sure
the targeted positions were
vacated.

Charles Prince, the bank’s
chairman and chief executive
officer, said on a recent trip to
New Delhi that some of the
back-office jobs would move to
India, where Citi already oper-
ates call centers. In early trad-
ing, the bank’s shares were down
54 cents at $51.86 on the New
York Stock Exchange.

The bank said in a statement
that with previously announced
information technology savings,
the overhaul will save the New
York-based bank about $2.1 bil-
lion (71.57 billion) in 2007, $3.7
billion (22.76 billion) in 2008 and
$4.6 billion (23.43 billion) in
2009. Citigroup executives have
been under pressure from

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

NOTICE

THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000.

Notice is hereby given that the Governor, pursuant to
Section 18(1)(a) (ii) of the Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked by Order dated
the 4th April, 2007, the branch banking licence granted
to BGP Banca di Gestione Patrimoniale SA on 17th
October, 2001 on the grounds that the company has
ceased to carry on banking business.

Signed
Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank of The Bahamas





We Oe Growing...
Cacique International Ltd. with over 9 years of outstanding service in
destination management and event planning is seeking to employ an
Assistant Director of Destination Management

investors and analysts to get a
handle on the bank’s burgeon-
ing expenses, which grew 15 per
cent last year, twice the pace of
revenue growth. As a result, its
shares have lagged behind those :
of other big money center banks.

Citigroup said it will record a
pretax charge of $1.38 billion
(71.03 billion) in the first quarter .
of 2007, and additional charges
totaling approximately $200 mil-
lion (7149.05 million) pretax over
the subsequent quarters of 2007.
The bank reports its first-quarter
earnings next week.

Prince said implementation of
Druskin’s recommendations
“will improve business integra-
tion as well as our ability to move
quickly and seize new growth
opportunities.”

Prince also emphasized that
more expense cutbacks were.
possible, saying that Citi was
adopting “a continuous approach.
to improving our efficiency —
this is not a one-time effort.”

Druskin said the review “did

- not simply give the entire_orga-.

nization an arbitrary number to
cut” but, instead, looked atyeach
business operation and bench-
marked it against peers.

He added: “We have been
very careful to maintain our rév-
enue generating capability _‘in
fact, this effort should enhance
our capacity to grow.” Among
the anticipated changes are:

¢ Elimination of layers of man-
agement, in some cases increas-
ing the average number of
employees that report to each
manager.

Staff reductions will include
some at corporate headquarters.

¢ Expanding centralized pro-
curement and requiring more
sharing of resources, such as legal
and human resources teams:

¢ Consolidation of some bdck-
office, middle-office and corpo-
rate functions to eliminate dupli-
cation.

The 2007 cost savings were
broken down as $650 million
(2484.42 million) in the global .
consumer division, $400 million.
(2298.11 million) in markets and’

‘banking, $175 million (2130.42

million) in wealth management,
$375 million (2279.48 million) in
corporate operations and tech-
nology and $100 million (?74.53
million) in “other.” That is in
addition to $400 million (7298.11
million) previously announced.
information technology savings,
Citigroup said.

Citigroup, which had assets of
more than si. 8 trillion (71.34 tril-
lion) at year’s end, is one of the
world’s largest financial institu-
tions and operates in more than:
100 countries.

General: Applicants should be highly efficient, haye the ability to multi-
task on a daily basis, effective time management skills, be able to lead ©
and motivate a great team of dedicated employees and be results-driven.

Requirements:

¢ Extensive experience in the hospitality field.
¢ Knowledge of the organizing Destination Management Programs
° Extensive knowledge of Microsoft suite and Quick Books Pro

¢ Be able to travel

° Possess own transportation
¢ Aminimum of 3 - 5 years in similar position
¢ A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Business, a plus

Remuneration:

Excellent benefits package inclusive of health insurance.

Salary negotiable.

Interested please should submit resumes to the following addresses on
or before April 15" 2007:
Director of Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4941
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email: jbeneby@caciqueintl.com
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cy
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (the “Company”)
which comprise the balance sheet as of December 31, 2006, and the related statements of income, changes in equity and cash flows
for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.

Management's responsibility for the financial statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibitity includes: designing, Implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the
preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, selecting
and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors' responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance
with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the
audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The
procedures selected depend on the auditors’ judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal contro! relevant to the
entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the
circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also
includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. :

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
Opinion -

In our opinion, the financial statements present fairty, in all material respects the financial position of the Company as of December 31,
2006, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting

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LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
2006 2005
ASSETS,
Deposit - parent (Note 8) $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097
Investments (Note 5) 1,620,400 -
Due from parent company (Note 8) 8,905,648 8,635,847
Accrued interest receivable and other assets _ 28,867 2,325
TOTAL $ 23,907,691 $ 19,454,269
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES:
Life assurance fund (Note 6) $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 121,045 152,647
Total liabilities 13,473,821 10,968,744
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
' Share capital
Authorized, issued and fully paid
105,000 shares at $2.86 each 300,300 300,300
Retained eamings 10,133,570 8,185,225
___ Total shareholders’ equity A * 10,433,870 8,485,525
TOTAL S', $) 23,907,891) $ 19,454,269



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

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“These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on January 29, 2007, and are

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LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF INCOME YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expresséd.in Bahamian dollars) :













2006 2005
INCOME
Life assurance, Net (Note 7) $ 3,532,638 $ 2,462,372
Interest income - investments 33,658 -
Interest - parent company (Note 8) 1,218,853) (950,738
Total income 4,785,149 3,413,110
EXPENSES
Genera! and administrative
Parent (Note 8) 300,000 300,000
Other eas 86,804 ____.23,982
Total expenses 336,804 323,982
_ NET INCOME $ 4,448,345 $ 3,089,128
The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED \
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
_ Share Retained
Capital Earnings Total
Balance at December 31, 2004 $ 300,300 $ 7,596,097 $ 7,896,397
Net income - 3,089,128 3,089,128
Dividends fF £2, 500,000) ___ (2,500,000)
Balance at December 31, 2005 3 00,300 8,185,225 8,485,525
Net income - 4,448,345 4,448,345
Dividends - (2,500,000) (2,500,000)
Balance at December 31,2000 = = $ 300,300 §$ 10,133,570 $ 10,433,870
The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
2006 2005
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 4,448,345 $ 3,089,128
(Increase) decrease in accrued interest and other assets (26,542) 2,325
Increase in life assurance fund 2,536,679 4,034,985
(Decrease) increase in accrued interest and other liabilities 81,602) 61,246
Net cash from operating activities 6,926,880 7,187,684
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of investments (1,620,400) -
Increase in due from parentcompany (269,801) (652,699)
Net cash used in investing activities ( 1,890,201) (652,699)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY
. ,Dividendspaid _ a _(2,500,000) (2,500,000)
‘NET INCREASE IN DEPOSIT - PARENT 2,536,679 4,034,985
DEPOSIT - PARENT, BEGINNING OF YEAR 10,816,097 6,781,112
DEPOSIT - PARENT, END OF YEAR a «$-13,352,776 «$10,816,097



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.





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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 11B



LAURENTIDE INSURANCE & MORTGAGE COMPANY

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
STATEMENT OF LIFE ASSURANCE FUND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)











2006 2005
LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, BEGINNING OF YEAR $ 10,816,097 $ 6,781,112
PREMIUMS RECEIVED 18,067,346 13,479,790
25,883,443 20,260,902

LESS
Death claims 879,262 488,453
Commissions (Note 8) 1,512,380 1,347,979
Tax on premiums 452,020 352,260
Refunds 6,141,927 4,793,741
Life assurance income (Note 7) ___3,545,078 «2,462,372
12,530,667 9,444,805
LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, END OF YEAR $ 13,352,776 $ 10,816,097



The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2006

1. INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY
Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (the “Company”), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commonwealth
Bank Limited (the “Parent”).

The Company is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and registered under provisions of
The Insurance Act, 1969.

The principal business of the Company is to provide credit life assurance in respect of borrowers from its parent company.
The registered office is located at GTC Corporate Services Ltd., P.O. Box SS-5383, Nassau, Bahamas.

2. ADOPTION OF NEW AND REVISED INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS
In the current year, the Company has adopted all of the new and revised Standards and Interpretations issued by the
International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) and the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee
(IFRIC) of the [ASB that are relevant to its operations and effective for accounting periods beginning on January 1, 2006.

The impact of the adoption of these new and revised Standards has been to expand the disclosure provided in these
financial statements regarding the Company's pension fund.

At the date of authorization of these financial statements, the following relevant Standards and Interpretations were in
issue but not yet effective: : ,

IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures is effective for accounting periods commencing January 1, 2007.

The withdrawal of IAS 14 and application of IFRS 8 Operating Segments is effective for accounting periods commencing
January 1, 2009.

The Directors anticipate that the adoption of these Standards will have no material impact on the Company’s financial
statements.

3. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Statement of compliance - These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards.

Basis of preparation - These financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for v6
revaluation of certain non-current assets and financial instruments. The principal policies are set out below:

a. Recognition of income

i. Interest revenue - is accrued on a time basis, by reference to the principal outstanding and“ the effective

interest rate applicable.
ii. Fee income - is recognized on a cash basis.

ili. Life insurance income - is recognized on the rule of 78 basis over the term of the lifPolicy. The amount taken
to income is adjusted by the amount of any surplus or deficit after an annual actuar valuation.

b. Life assurance fund - All receipts from the life assurance business of the Compay re credited to a life assurance
fund as required by The Insurance Act, 1969, under which the Company is regis*“ed. The fund is reduced in respect
of expenses of the life assurance business and any surplus disclosed by actual valuation.

c. Related parties - Related parties include officers, directors and shareholdeS of Commonwealth Bank Limited.

4. CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGMENTS AND KEY SOURCES OF EsTiATION UNCERTAINTY ,
In the application of the Company's accounting policies, which are desmbed in Note 3, management is required to make
judgments estimates and assumptions about carrying amounts of assts and liabilities that are not readily apparent from
other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are basai on historical experience and other factors that are
considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these esiMates.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed onan ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are
recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised, i‘the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the

revision and future periods if the revision affects both curent and future periods.

The following are the judgments and estimates that r'anagement has made in the process of applying the Company's
accounting policies and that have the most significa'tt effect on the amounts recognized in the financial statements.

a. Fair value of financial instruments - Fair vaue is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged, or a liability
settled, between knowledgeable, willing part8s in an arms length transaction. The best evidence of fair value is quoted
price in an active market. In most caseS, however, the financial instruments are not typically exchangeable or
exchanged and therefore it is difficult to setermine their fair value. In these cases, management's judgment is required

to estimate fair value.

Since the calculation of fair value is based on management's estimates, which involve uncertainties, the actual fair value
realised in a sale or immediate settlement of the instruments may differ from the estimated amount.

b. Life Assurance Fund - Surpluses on the Life Assurance Fund actuarial valuation are credited to income. Due to the
nature of actuarial valuations which depend on various assumptions such as discount rates. Expected rates of return
on assets, projected mortality, and policy termination rates, actual experience may differ from the actuarial assumptions.

5. INVESTMENTS
Investments are as follows:

Rate Maturity 2006 2005

Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 7/32% 2023 $ 537,800 $ -
Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 9/32% 2025 92,500 -
Bahamas Government Registered Stock Prime + 5/16% 2026 990,100
$ 1,620,400 $ -

a

6. ASSETS OF LIFE ASSURANCE BUSINESS
Section 17 of The Insurance Act, 1969, stipulates that:

a. The assets of the life assurance fund of a registered insurer:

i. shall be as absolutely the security of the life policyholders as though the insurer carried on no business other than
life assurance business;

ii. shall not be liable for contracts of the registered life assurer carrying on other business or insurance business for
which it would not have been liable had the business of the insurer been only that of life insurance; and

iii. shall not be applied, directly or indirectly, for any purposes other than those to which the fund is applicable.

b. In the winding up of a life assurer the value of the liabilities and assets of his life assurance fund shall be ascertained
separately from the value of any other liabilities or assets and no assets of the life assurance fund shall be applied to
the discharge of any liabilities other than those towards life policyholders except insofar as those assets exceed those
liabilities.

Accordingly, assets representing premiums distributable to policyholders are held in a separate deposit account with the
parent.

7. LIFE ASSURANCE INCOME
An actuarial valuation, which is based on the greater of the actuarially computed mortality reserve, including a reserve for
mortality fluctuation, or the total of unearned premiums, was prepared as of December 31, 2006. As a consequence
$3,545,078 (2005: $2,462,372), being premiums distributable otherwise than to policyholders, was credited to income
during the year.

8. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES
During the year the Company paid commissions of $1,512,380 (2005: $1,347,979) to its parent for life assurance
business. Deposits with parent and due from parent balance earn interest at the Bahamian prime rate of 5.5% (2005:
5.5%). The due from parent balance has no fixed terms of repayment. The Company pays an annual management fee of
$300,000 (2005: $300,000) to its parent for undertaking its administrative activities.

9. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
Fair value is the amount for which an asset could be exchanged, or a liability settled, between knowledgeable, willing
parties in an arms length transaction. The best evidence of fair value is quoted price in an active market. In most cases,
however, the financial instruments are not typically exchangeable or exchanged and therefore it is difficult to determine
their fair value in these cases, fair value is estimated to approximate carrying value. Premises and equipment are not

considered to be financial assets.

The Company considers that the carrying amounts of financial assets and financial liabilities recorded at amortised cost
in the financial statements approximate their fair values.

10.RISK MANAGEMENT
Capital risk management - The Company manages its capital to ensure that it exceeds regulatory capital requirements
and will be able to continue as a going concern while maximizing the return to shareholders through the optimization of
the debt and equity balance. The Company's risk management structure promotes making sound business decisions by
balancing risk and reward. It promotes revenue generating activities that are consistent with the risk appetite of the
Company, Company policies and the maximization of shareholder return.

The capital structure of the Company consists of equity attributable to the common equity holders of the Company,

comprising issued capital and retained earnings. The Company's Board reviews the capital structure at least annually. The
Company will manage its capital structure through the payment of dividends, new share issues and capital contributions.

The Company's strategy is unchanged from 2005.

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OTICE

The Annual Meeting of
The Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association
will be held at the
National Tennis Centre
on
Thursday April 26th, 2007 at 7p.m.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

VERSOIX INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in disolution, which commenced on
the 10th day of April 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. In., RO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



HUMAN
RESOURCES &
OFFICE MANAGER

Seeking EXPERIENCED
Human Resources & Office Manager,
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Only persons meeting the requirements
below should apply.

¢ A Bachelor’s Degree in HumanResources

e At least Five (5) years experience in Human
Resources

¢ Working Knowledge of the Employment
Act, 2001

Please submit your application via email to:

bahamasexecutivesearch @ gmail.com

Pricing Information As Of:
, 11 April 200 7

Previous Close Today's Close

Abaco Markets
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Bank of Bahamas
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Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

i: Premier Real Estate

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

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Colina Bond Fund
Fidelity Prime Mashed cond
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Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for dally volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for dally volume
Change - Change In closing price from day to day
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P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

[Last Price

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@ BOTTLES of olive oil packed in crates at the factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad, city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province,
east of Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday, April. 11, 2007. The olive oil factory was built by the Russians in 1985, and has been operating
since. The man who runs the factory, Ghulam Gul, said the factory is now seeking investors to help build up the olive oil business. .

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MOS ANTENOR OF PINDER’S
POINT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 12TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas. .

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HERMAN LEONCE OF JOHNSON
ROAD , P.O. BOX FH-14089, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of APRIL, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice
NOTICE

AYRSHIRE LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) AYRSHIRE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of International
Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commence on the OS5th
April, 2007 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr. Michael of
c/o | Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 12th day of April, A.D. 2007

Mr. Michael Low
Liquidator

=) FIDELITY

Change Daily Vol. EPS $

ast Price Weekly Vol. EPS $

2000 B4.47% —

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‘Bld § - Buying price of Collna and Fidelity

Ask § - Selling price of Collna and fidelity

- Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol.
IEPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
INAV - Net Asset Value

IN/M - Not Meaningful

IFINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1,

*~ 30 March 2007

- Trading volume of the prior week - 31 March 2007
*- 31 January 2007

1994 = 100 - 31 March 2007

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Base Salary, Bonuses, Pension Plan, Training and lots.of
Fun. We are looking for: A young man between the age'of.
17 and 25, he must be Energetic, Out

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NOTICE ‘es

NOTICE is hereby given that GINETTE LOUIS PIERRE-"-
CELOUIS OF MARSH HARBOUR, P.O. Box AB 21020; ~
ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible-
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization:-f
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person whé: &
Knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should=
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement:!
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 5th day}
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality”
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, > Bahamas:-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL BEAUCHAMP
OF MARSH HARBOUR, GENERAL DELIVERY, ABACO,.- }-
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible forâ„¢.
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization -*
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement *:
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 12th day:
of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality .
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

INVESTPRO FUND INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of
2000), the Dissolution of INVESTPRO FUND INC. has been

f completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the

Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was 21st day of March, 2007.

ALRENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)

AGAPE UNITY LIMTED
IBC No. 132312 B

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 131 (2) of the International Business
Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), AGAPE UNITY LIMITED, is 0
Dissolution.

The date of Commencement of dissolution was 18th day of De-

cember 2006.

Sovereign Managers Limited c/o Suites 1601-1603, 16th Floor,
Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong is the
Liquidator of AGAPE UNITY LIMITED.

Sovereign Manage imited

Liquidator

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 13B



Ce £. £ “

Private equity consortium drops —

takeover pursuit of Sainsbury's

‘mL By JANE WARDELL

i* “AP Business Writer

“LONDON (AP) —
.planned takeover of J ne
“bury PLC collapsed Wednes-
-day.as the last firm standing in
-a consortium of private equity
_groups announced it was aban-
doning its pursuit of Britain’s

ivd-largest grocery chain.

i esGVC Capital Partners Ltd.
it had decided to walk
faledy after it “became clear
that the consortium would be
aingble to make a proposal that
Ould result in a successful
ér.”

» Analysts had been speculat-
ing on such an outcome for sev-
‘erak days after CVC's three
partners in the consortium

led out of the potential 10.1

billion pound (US$19.9 billion; ‘

214.8 billion) deal one by one.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
@o. Ltd. left the group on
Thursday after it made a 562
nee (US$11.04, 78.26) per
hare offer that Sainsbury’s
sub$equently rejected on Fri-
day as too low, and a person
familiar with the talks said
Tuesday that Blackstone
Group International Ltd. and
TPG Capital had then declined
to support a revised verbal
approach of 582 pence (?8.55;
US$11.42).

The sweetened offer
remained unpalatable to the
founding family of the grocery
chain, which holds an 18 per
cent stake and wanted an offer
of 600 pence (US$11.86; 78.84)
ar above. CVC needed share-
holder acceptances of 75 per
centto allow it to shift the debt
needed to fund the deal.

, CWC said its plans for the
supermarket chain had includ-
dd major investment and a job-
creating business plan, wide

ployee ownership and pro-

posats-to repair a deficit in the’

company’s pension plan.

‘ Sainsbury's shares fell 2.3 per
cent to close at 526 pence
(US$10.40; 27.75), still a large
prentium to the 410 pence they
were trading at earlier this year,
before bid rumors surfaced and
the consortium announced its
intentions on February 2.

ae Seymour Pierce stockbrokers
downgraded Sainsbury’s from

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sell to hold after CVC pulled
out, predicting that the shares
could gradually fall back as low
as 420 pence (US$8.30; 76.19).

It noted that property tycoon
Robert Tchenguiz raised his
stake in the supermarket group
to 4.54 per cent last month, a
move that prompted specula-
tion he was planning to present
himself as a “white knight” to
the company, allowing a prop-
erty shake-up without the need
to sell to private equity.

Seymour Pierce said that
Tchenguiz’s interest could add
pressure on the Sainsbury’s
board to pay a special dividend
or begin a share buyback.

CVC, which had been
ordered by Britain’s takeover
regulator to make a formal
approach before Friday, is now
barred from making another
approach for the company for
six months unless a rival bidder
emerges or it receives a rec-
ommendation from the Sains-
bury’s board.

It appeared to leave the door
open for a potential return,
describing talks with the com-
pany as “friendly and con-
structive” and said it remained
a “great admirer” of the busi-
ness.

Responding to CVC’s state-



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believes the company has
“great potential” and stressed
its commitment to a three-year
recovery plan to rejuvenate the
business.

Sainsbury’s was Britain’s
biggest grocer just over a
decade ago but has fallen down
the rankings amid stiff price
competition from market
leader Tesco PLC and No. 2
Asda Group Ltd., which is
owned by United States giant
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The com-
pany has also struggled to over-
come supply chain problems
that has left its shelves
unstocked.

Chiet Executive Justin King
was recruited from Marks &
Spencer Group PLC in 2004 to
begin a recovery plan and has
since has slashed jobs, cut a
quarter of Sainsbury's head-
quarters positions, shut under-
performing stores and
improved the supply and dis-
tribution chain.

The company, which is just
over halfway through the plan,
pointed on Wednesday to a 5.9
per cent rise in same-store
sales, excluding fuel, over the
three months to March 24 — its
ninth consecutive quarter of
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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will

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be conducted by The Customs Department on unentered
goods at the places and times listed below:-

Customs Headquarters, Thompson
Boulevard 23rd April 2007, on
Automobiles.

Air Express, Lynden Pindling
International Airport 25th April 2007, on
General Merchandise.

Customs Warehouse , J.F.K Drive 26th,
27th, & 30th April 2007, on General
Merchandise.

Bahmar/Cavalier, Arawak Cay, Ist May
2007, on Damaged Vechicles.

Kelly’s Dock, Bay Street, 2nd May 2007,
on Damaged Vehicles.

The above goods will be sold under the Provision of
Section 43 of The Customs Management Act and the
auction will commence at 10:00am daily.

A list of the goods to be auctioned can be viewed at
Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, Customs
Warehouse, John F. Kenndy Drive, and Air Freight,

Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids

tendered.

Ruth Miller(Mrs.)

Financial Secretary



\NCY NOTICE.

The Grand Bahama Power Company, Limited invites qualified candidates to apply for the
position of Planning & Scheduling Engineer in its Generation Department.

This position reports to the Director of Generation, but works closely with the Maintenance
Manager, Planning and Scheduling Supervisor and the Operations Department.

The successful candidate will ke expected to:

Provide technical and engineering support.
Formulate and implement improvements to software and hardware for the plant’s Planning
& Scheduling systems including computerized maintenance management system (CMMS),
and outage scheduling and tracking programs systems.

* Train personnel in the use of systems so as to enhance productivity and efficiency.

* Conduct on-the-job training of employees.
Provide daily coordination and upkeep of the Plant CMMS and Project Management
systems.
Keep abreast of new and evolving technology in the electric power industry.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule routine repairs and corrective maintenance activities.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule preventative maintenance activities.
Prioritize, plan, and schedule predictive maintenance activities including vibration
analysis, lube oil analysis, boiler mapping, boiler tube metallurgical analysis, infrared
thermography, transformer condition monitoring, etc. on selected equipment.
Prioritize, scope, plan, and schedule periodic overhauls, inspections and major
maintenance activities.

+ Maintain records of maintenance history and inspection reports.
Initiate re-design engineering requests to eliminate recurring equipment failures or high-
maintenance requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
* BS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

* Proven Leadership skills :
* A sound Engineering background with an understanding of computers and their

application. ;
* A sound Engineering background with an understanding of computers andtheir

application.
¢ A willingness to cross train in lateral jobs

Applications with supporting documentation including a clean Police Certificate Should be
sent to:

THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
GRAND BAHAMA POWER COMPANY, LIMITED
RO. Box F-40888
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
BY] 8] BAr- Ry

OR BY EMAIL: hrdept@gb-power.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS Is:

APRIL 30, 2007 SN nee



Bahamas Electricity Corporation
BAe No axren colon
STAFF ACCOUNTANT
FINANCE DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for a Staff Accountant in the Finance
Division.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring, the proper accounting for
all projects related activities, which includes proper billing, and monitoring
of receipts of miscellaneous receivables and managing the fixed asset register.

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited
to:

Assist in the management of the Finance Department which primarily
include: the preparation of disbursements; management of vendor
accounts; and management of payroll

Analyzes monthly financial information and reports

Evaluate and summarize the Corporation’s current and projected financial
position

Ensure timely reporting on specific and general departmental
responsibilities; and any other duties as assigned

Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles

The incumbent should also have:

A Bachelors degree with certification in Accounting ACCA/CPA or
equivalent qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical abilities and skills
e Effective leadership skills
¢ Good time management, and
¢ Strong interpersonal and human relation skills

Interested persons may apply by completing an returning an Application
Form to: The Manager — Human Resources & Training, Bahamas
Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. O. Box N-7509 Nassau
Bahamas on or before April 20, 2007.


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the table’ in EPA talks

Minister: Many
services areas
will have to be

excluded

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry “is pretty much
off the table” when it comes to

negotiations with the European :

Union (EU) over the Econom-
ic Partnership Agreement
(EPA); the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune yes-
terday, as all tax information
exchange agreement issues are
being dealt with in a different
forum.

Responding to concerns that
the EU might try to use the
EPA talks to push the Bahamas
into signing up to its Savings
Tax Directive and other tax
information exchange agree-
ments (TIEAs) with its mem-
ber states, James Smith said this
nation would be able to resist
such attempts by pointing out
the issue was being dealt with in
the Organisation for Economic
Co-Operation and Develop-
ment’s (OECD) global forum.

Most EU states are members
of this forum, which was created
out of the OECD’s ‘harmful tax
practices’ project, which stalled
after the Bahamas and other
international financial centres
said they would only agree to
greater transparency and enter
into more TIEA talks if there
was a ‘level playing field’ on all
international tax matters,

Mr Smith said the undertak-
ing given by the Bahamas to the
OECD and its EU members in
2002 was that “we will continue
to talk to you, but there will be

Chamber of Commerce, BFSB

no more treaty exchanges on
this issue until you guarantee a
level playing field”.

He added: “Financial services
is pretty much off the table.
Consequently, for the Euro-
peans to try and include that in
in the EPA, we can merely say
that it’s being taken care of else-
where.”

In regard to the services
aspect of the EPA, Mr Smith





said: “First of all, the Bahamas
entry into the EPA would clear-
ly have to state from the begin-
ning that a number of services
areas are off the table. I think a

number of CARIFORUM par-.

ticipants have done the same
thing.

“I think the EPA will have a
major focus on goods rather
than services, and market access
issues. The Bahamas, I ‘think,

has reserved the right not to
make any offers in the signifi-
cant services areas, particularly
where it calls for reciprocal
access.”

Private sector participants
had previously expressed con-
cerns to The Tribune that the
“arbitrary” way the Bahamas
negotiated Heads of Agree-
ments with major investors
would have to become more
transparent if it signed up to the
EPA and full World Trade
Organisation (WTO) member-
ship, some saying this posed a
“great challenge” with the
process having to be “com-
pletely revamped”. .

The conceiu raised was that
the investment incentives and
benefits offered to one investor,
such as a Kerzner International,
would have to be made avail-
able to all others even though
the projects may be completely
different, with one on a much
smaller scale. Otherwise the
investor not receiving the same
benefits could claim they were
being discriminated against, and
file a dispute with a global trade
body.

Mr Smith, though, said he did
not “see any impact” on the~
Heads of Agreement process
from the EPA and WTO
processes, as even the EU
nations used incentives and tax
breaks to attract investment.
They also recognised such
regimes were needed to attract
investment by developing coun-
tries such as the Bahamas, and
the package this nation offered
was “pretty standard”.

The US, Mr Smith pointed
out, would not give up its incen-
tive programmes, especially at
the state, city and municipal lev-
els. He added: “The range of
incentives goes way beyond
what we would offer. I don’t’see
them giving that up at all.”

move over EPA services offer

By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and the Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB) will facilitate discus-

sions on what should be includ-
ed in this nation’s services offer
for the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) with the
European Union (EU) by host-
ing a training seminar, con-
ducting a survey and possibly
launching a website.

The BFSB’s chief executive
and executive director, Wendy
Warren, told persons attending
a forum on the EPA that it was
important everyone in the busi-
ness and services sector be up to
date on the process.

She said the issue was very

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complex, and they hoped to
provide a dynamic seminar on
the EPA and its potential
impact on exports, goods and
services.

The seminar is expected to.

be held on April 25-27, with

officials from the Caribbean

Regional Negotiating Machin- °
ery (CRNM) in attendance.

Ms Warren said it would be
useful if a website was launched
where questions on the matter
could be fielded, and the
answers posted to benefit
Bahamian businesses.

Progress could also be record- .
ed. en

Hank Ferguson, chairman of
the task force on trade agree-
ments for the Chamber of Com-
merce, said they were not satis-
fied with the way the EPA has.
been dealt with to date. ;

However, he said that con-
sidering the short timeframe,.
rather than sit and complain,
the private sector needed to get
busy to ensure the best services
offer is on the table.

Mr Ferguson noted that a lot
of work has to be done, and
there is a lot of catching up to
do.

He said that although the
Chamber did not have the EPA
talks in its Budget, they were
making additional provisions
due to its importance.

Mr Ferguson added that they
were working to create a sur-
vey to supply feedback from
persons in the industry.



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YVONNE PHYLLIS
FOUCHONG, 75





= Grenada will be held on Saturday, April










= @ Wilkinson.







friends too numerous to mention.







5:00 p.m.






Crematorium.




FUNERAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS













BERNICE COOPER
DEVEAUX, 89



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Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.






& Ania Taylor, Gregory Jr. and Marc, Melanie & Paul Moxey, Paul





RCE

Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT .

: friends including Lydia Bullard and family, Viola Bodie and family,
? Doris Saunders and family, Hezekiah Saunders and family, Doreen
: Saunders and family, Alice Holmes and family, Roy Bowe and family,
: Francetta Carey and family, Gladys Bowe and family, Carrie McKenzie
: and family, Mary Clarke and family, Francina Bowe and family,
of Bethel Avenue and formerly of : Roselda Humes and family, Mary Dames and family, Elon Barr and
14th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Assembly Hall : family, Vernay and family, Magarita Mackey and family, the King
ae Tohowanes Witnesses South Hall. family, Mary Johnson and family, Esmeralda Rutherford and family,
Edmond Street off Dolphin Drive. :

Officiating will be Bro. Carlton Union Baptist Church family, Bishop Roston & Reverend Althea Davis

and family, the communities of Forbes Hill and Moss Town, Exuma,

She is survived by Three (3) Daughters: : the Union Village family and many others too numerous to mention.

illian, d Josée; 1 Fe ate be :
eee a oe Gy Maeda : Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Percival Fouchong; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Denez Fountain and Eric Craw; :

Six (6) Grandchildren: Isaac, Yan and Fabian Fountain, Demeo and : 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service

Aaron Luke Springer and David Craw and a host of other relatives and : time.

Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until

Cremation Services will be conducted by Butlers’ Funeral Homes &

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Rev. David, Dr. John, Emmett and Robert Johnson and families, Rev.
Glenroy Deveaux and family, Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders & the Salem

Crematorium, Emest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until





RONALD EMMANUEL
“SHEIK” PRATT, 96

of Mackey Street and formerly of Old
Bight, Cat Island will be held on
Sey Saturday, April 14th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

§ at East Street Gospel Chapel, #83 East
m Street. Officiating will be Sr. Pastor
S Tom Roberts, J.P., assisted by Elder
Anthony O. Pratt and Pastor Edmund
Dorsett. Interment will follow in the
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.



He is survived by Eight (8) Sons: Reginald, Ronald Jr., LeRoy,
: Simeon, Edward, Anthony, Peter and Paul Pratt; Nine (9) Daughters:

-| of #16 Crepe Myrtle Avenue, Garden : Coralie Odoms, Elnora Cooper, Vernelle Davis, Gloria Thompson,

Hills No | and formerly of Forbes Hill : Janet E. Shearer, Ophelia “OP” Rolle, Paula Pratt, Superintendent of

Exuma will be held on Saturday, April Police Gabrielle Pratt and Sharon Rolle; Two (2) Sisters: Joyce

14th 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at S ion :
Baptist Chusth. o ins ee : Twenty-five (25) Granddaughters; Seven (7) Sons-in-law: Charles
, “ + Odoms, Sidney Cooper, Thaddeus Thompson, John Bain, Pastor Dr.

Saunders assisted by other ministers of James Shearer J.P., Pastor Dencil Rolle and Edgar Rolle; Six (6)

the gospel. Interment will follow in Daughters-in-law: Rosella, Elaine, Hyacinth, Lewisa, Sherrie and

Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road. : | ;
: a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

She is survived by One (1) Daughter: : |. ; :
lor: © levi . ‘ : : Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes &
Pe rd a i aed toe op i oS iin acre ye : Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until

Jr., Jeremy, Kelvin & Betsy Taylor, Perez and Ronnie Haven, Valentino 5:00 p.m. On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and at the
and Kelron, Montgomery & Deidre Taylor, Elyana and Alyson, Marvin ; church from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

and Antoinette Taylor, Marvin Jr. and Zachary; other relatives and :

Saunders and Albertha Rahming; Thirty-nine (39) Grandsons;

Mona Pratt; Numerous Great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and
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Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

CHARLES
VINCENT KEMP,
74















of Tarpum Bay, |
Eleuthera will be held at
United Apostolic
Church, Honeycomb

) Street on Saturday, April
“ 14th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating Pastor H. G. Ferguson assisted by
other ministers of the Gospel. Interment follows
in Southern Cemetery, Spikenard and Cowpen
Roads











Left to cherish his memory are his four sons,
James of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Cyril, Chris
and Thomas of Nassau; five daughters, Sylvia,
Dianne, Mae and Karen Kemp of Nassau, and
Lillian Kemp-Jordan of Belle Glade, Florida;
twenty-two grandchildren, Nancy, Linda,
Virginia and Elvis Kemp of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida; Javon, Maureen and fiance’ Evander,
Vincent and fiancee Kendrel, Marysha and
fiance’ Andrew, William and fiancee Lateisha,
Harry, Carlton, Carlean and Itlean, Neisha,
Antonio, Dianna, James, Junior, Deanna and
Melissa of Nassau; Devon Poitier and Neisha
of Miami Florida; nine great grandchildren,
and a host of other relatives and friends.


















Relatives and friends may pay their last respects
at Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road
and Pinedale in the Jasper Suite on Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time.






THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 3

Cedar Crest PSuneral Home

DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street ¢ P.O.Box N-603 ° Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1 944/393-1352

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

Iris Mae
Gardiner 64












of Blue Berry Hill, Fox
Hill will be held
10:00a.m. April 14th,
2007 at St. Matthew's
Anglican Church,
Church and Shirley
Street. Officiating
Rev'd. Fr. James |
Moultrie. Interment
follows in Fox Hill Cemetery.

Cherished memory will be held by her
devoted husband, Bernard Gardiner; mother,
Francis McKenzie; son, Kirklyn Gardiner;
daughters, Marsha Bowe, Adrianna
Thompson-Dean and Mavis Gardiner; six
grandchildren, Charity Dean, Melissa and
Marvin Ingraham, Destiny Gardiner, Marcus
Bowe and Romell Rolle; two brothers,
Michael and Leroy Brice; two sisters, Sharon
Brice-Hinds and Beverly Major; one uncle,
Luther Clarke, two sons-in-law, Phillip Bowe
and Edward Dean, sisters-in-law, Doris,
Rosalee and Lillian Gardiner, Viola Morley
and Naomi Edwards; nephews and nieces
and other loyal friends including, Mavis
Carey-Rolle and family, The Roberts family,
Monique Smith and family at The Sports
and Ree Book at Crystal Palace Casino,
The Bethel, Brice and Clarke families, Rev.
Beryl Higgs and Rev'd Fr. Ivan Eldon.






























Relatives and friends may pay their last
respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
from 12 noon to 6:00p.m and on Saturday
at the church from 8:30 am until service
time.






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Stoeeting’s Colonial Mortuary And Crematorium

84 Blue Hill Road ¢ P.O. Box N-8161 ¢ Tel: 325-7867 ° Fax: 325-7867

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FINAL RITES AND BURIAL

Mr. Cyril "CB" Brice, Age 49

3 Solider Road.



Sharon and Beverly Brice, Tilla Stuart, Murlence McQueen,
Kenneth and Henry Grant, Ruthmae Poitier, Raymond and
Corrine Francis, Ezra Curry, Curline Brice of Florida, The Rt.

at the Church until service time.

a resident of Palm Beach Street, :
will be held on Saturday 14th April :
2007 at Bethel Baptist Church :
| Meeting Street at II :00 a.m. :
Officiating will be Rev. Timothy :
— Stewart and Associate Ministers. :
H Interment will follow in the :
| Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, :

" Left to cherish his memory are his :
wife, Adreanna Brice; stepson, :
George Hanna; four sisters, Shirley :
Nixon of Freeport, Caroline Brice- :
Braithwaite, Virginia Gray and :
Genevieve Adderley; four brothers, :
Franklyn, Moiick, Paul and Kenneth Brice; two aunts, Anetta :
"Nettie" Flowers of Rokers Point, Exuma and Aurelia Brice; :
daughter-in-law, Delmethric Hanna, Eleven; sisters-in-law, Elaine, : |. . “ta "(CRae" Bai
ae Alanna and Melanie Brice, Estine Rahming, Jennie : sisters-in-law, Jelita "Gee" Bain of Freeport, Olga Brown and
Mae Major, Inslee Rolle, Cindy Ferguson, Laverne Williams, :
Manie, Terry and Joan Rolle; nine brothers-in-law, Roger Nixon, : : : ; ;
Werial Pidiuaie Shelton Gray, Albert, Michael and aan Lamara Bain, Shaundica Johnson and Sonja Moultrie;
Rolle, Patrick Williams, Randolph and Bishop David Ferguson; ! : : ‘
numerous ‘nieces and ea Melanie oe. of Breeoout Stevano Cooper and Caleb Moultrie; grandnieces, Piasha
Camille Wong and Sonia Gillette of Chicago Illinois, Sean Carter, :
Paulette Roach of Freeport, Bonnie McKinney, Andranique and :
Phiora Evans, Shenika Astwood, Yoricka, Yorick Jr., Lanique, : : and
Maximus, Demeico, Damian and Sophia Brice, Shelton, Charlie : Charles and Mrs. Dean and family of Miami, Mr. and Mrs.
and Sherry Gray, Tonya Newton, Cleo Hepburn, Nathaniel "Bolo" :
Neely, Ollie and Monique Sands, Peaches Ferguson, Shakira :
| Ferguson, Derrenique Munnings, Jenea Major, Cynthia Williams, :
, fhemesia, Beanca and Megan Beneby and Cheryl Mcphee; :
grand nieces and nephews, Kevinique, Kevin, Acacia, Alicia, :
Annika and Shamika and a host of other Relatives and friends !
| Including, Mae Flowers, Elijah Jr., Benjamin, Kenneth, Whitney, :
Sharlamae, Annamae, Alfred, Warren, Gwendolyn and Michael
Brice, Essiemae, Rufus, Vernice and Vincent Curry, Leroy, :

FULL MILITARY HONOURS FOR
INSPECTOR WILLIAM EDMUND BROWN,
PRINCIPAL OFFICER OF
HER MAJESTY'S PRISON

will be held at St. Agnes Parish,
Baillou Hill Road on Saturday,
April 14 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown, assisted by Rev'd Fr.
Bernard Been and Canon Warren
Rolle. Interment will follow in St..
Agnes' Cemetery, Nassau Street..

He is survived by his wife, Leanna
Brown; son, William Jr.; daughters,
Gia and Krystal; brothers,
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown and
Robert Brown; aunt, Doris Dean;



Ethel Johnson; brother-in-law, Lorenzo Bain of Freeport;
nephews, Doyle Roberts, Michael and Ian Brown; nieces,

grandnephews, Laquon Bain, Jabari Roberts, Steven and

Roberts and Neucasha Greene; niece-in-law, Natasha Roberts;
best friend, Angus Bullard; godchildren, Brenette Dean and
Tara*e Smith; other relatives and friends and including Rev.

Henry Dean and family of Ohio, Vincent Dean of Miami,
Mayzelle McKenzie of Miami, Lillian Newbold, Euterpie |
Newbold, Dorothy Adams, Gregory Dean, Brenery and Brandon
Pickering, Doris and Donald Stubbs, Rose Colebrooke and
family, Gordon Colebrooke, Carla Cole and family, Judy Hills
of Fort Lauderdale, Thomas and Marinda Smith, Marilyn
Bullard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Knowles, Mr. and
Mrs. John Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Arginal Lamm and family, Kevin
and Laverne Hanna, Kenneth Thompson, Sammy, Deborah

: Brooks, Lorraine Seymour, Betty Simms, Christine and Paula
‘ Cunningham, Garnel Kemp, Linda Adderley, Terran Fulford,
» & i : - : Tony Gaitor, Chief Inspector Andrew Rolle, Andrew
Hon. Perry Christie, the Culmersville Community, especially :
the Poiter's, the Moores Ave. West and the Valley Boy's families :

who are asked to bring along their Musical Instruments. : friends may pay their last respects at Sweeting's Colonial

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's Mortuary and Crematorium, Baillou Hill Road from 10:00

Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from :
10.00md on Friday until 6.00am and on Saturday from 9.30 p.m. }

Pennerman, Ethel Brown and Elvis Carey.

a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. until funeral time at the church.
The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, April 12, 2007 °PG 5



‘If the tomb could speak’

@ By PASTOR DEANZA
A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pasior,
Christ Community Church

very year the Christian world

inmost what is nor-

mally referred to as Holy

Week — a time of renewal, a celebra-

tion of the greatest sacrifice and evi-
dence of love, grace and mercy.

But what if the empty tomb of Jesus
could speak this morning? What
would it say to the follower of Christ
as he looks inside?

What would it say in this season of
politics?

What would it say in this season of
increasing crime?

What would it say about the wors-
ening Middle East crises that has no
apparent solution?

What would it say to us in a com-
munity of growing cultural arrogance,
religious bigotry and ecclesiastical
foolishness? Because of space, two
quick thoughts.

Firstly, if the tomb could speak, it
would say “Rejoice”.

Rejoice because the price of our
redemption has been accepted by
God. Jesus is alive and because He is
alive we have hope.

In one weekend, God dealt with the
three biggest problems of mankind:
sin, death and judgment.

e Jesus Christ dealt with our sin by
dying on the cross.

e He dealt with death by rising
from the dead.

e And He dealt with judgment by
giving us the righteousness of God. So
no one who has placed his or her faith
in Jesus Christ has to fear judgment
for he or she has been declared right-
eous.

Anyone, despite what he or she has
done, is declared righteous once they
have placed their faith in Jesus Christ,
the risen Lord. This is something to
rejoice about.

Jesus, in Luke 10:20, had to remind
His disciples about the real need to
rejoice. He said to them, “don’t
rejoice because demons are subject to
you, but because your names are writ-
ten in heaven”. Is your name written
there?

But we should also rejoice because
all the promises of God are possible.
A dead Saviour would mean no ful-
filled promises. But because Jesus is
alive, every promise that He made
will be fulfilled. It may look bleak, but
your victory is possible if you only

inally, we ought to rejoice because

ve can fulfill our purposes in life.





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@ PASTOR DEANZA CUNNINGHAM

You will not die until you fulfill your
purpose even if God has to raise you
from the dead. You will finish the
course.

Secondly, if the tomb could speak, 1
would say, “Use your power and
authority”.

Paul wrote this in Ephesians 2:4-6,
“But God, who is rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which
He loved us, even when we were dead
in trespasses, made us alive together
with Christ (by grace you have been
saved) and raised us up together, and
made us sit together in the heavenly
places in Christ Jesus.”

Do you understand what you just
read? Paul said that by the power of
the Spirit, we are in union with Jesus
Christ and as members of His body
we are united to Him and share His
resurrection life and power.

As a believer, you are the possessor
of God's incomparable resurrecuion
power.

Paul was so excited ahaut thie

truth

(FILE photo)

that he could not find words to ade-
quately describe the power in the
believer so he said it is exceedingly
great power, it is mighty power, it is
energizing power and authority.

As a follower of Christ you have
power and authority to rise up from
anything which has you in a tomb.

e You can rise from disease.

¢ You can rise from poverty

¢ You can rise from failure

¢ You can rise from the power of sin

e You can rise from being under the
feet of people, who seek to dominate,
intimidate and manipulate you.

Because you have power and
authority, you can dream dreams big-
ger than you ever have: dreams that
only you and God will believe
because 1f God gave you that dream,
it Shall come to pass.

You have the power to resurrect the
dead things im vour life — dead reia-
tionships can be resurrected, dead



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dead dreams and visions can be resur-
rected.

It is not over until you are dead.
And even then, your children can
make your dream a reality. But you
must believe in your power and
authority.

Miracles are waiting to be manifest-
ed, but the power in you must be
energized and the energy for your
power and authority is your faith in
the resurrected Christ.

When I was a child growing up on
Crooked Island, they used a lot of
dynamite to acquire fill to build the
roads, but dynamite without energy is
powerless. So they would connect
wires to the dynamite, put it in a hole
and then at a distance touch the poles
on a battery. Then there was an explo-
sion and then it would be easier to get
the fill.

We believers are like dynamite — we
pack power but unless fire is placed to
the dynamite, it is just latent power.

The fire that activates your dyna-
mite is the Holy Spirit and when you
allow Him by faith to fill you and con-
trol you — ain’t no stopping you.

The tomb says, “Use your power
and authority” because God’s incom-
parable power and authority is in you.
Therefore you ought not to run from
any storm because it is when the odds
are against you that God’s greatest
power is demonstrated on your
behalf.

Jesus was sealed in the grave, but at
the appointed time the incomparable
power of God raised Him from the
dead. And He will do the same for
you. It does not matter what state you
are in, the power within you can bring
you out.

Be encouraged.

¢ Christ Community Church is a
community of people cultivating the
spirit of the Acts. Located on Bellot
Road, off Faith Avenue, Christ
Community Church seeks to bring
glory to God and to continue the
redemptive-evangelistic and disciple-
ship ministry of Jesus Christ through
the utilization of a multiplicity of
methodologies.

We are a community of Christ fol-
lowers that value true worship, family
centeredness, moral purity, biblical
measurement, evangelistic boldness,
social responsibility, passionate com-
mitment to Jesus Christ and the pur-
suit of excellence. For further informa-
tion regarding this article or for times
of corporate worship, please call our
aurciys office ut 301-8782 ° 301-2848

‘ eemmail us at ccebahuntas@coral-

wueve.culs,
PG6° Thursday, April 12, 2007

RELIGION

The Tribune

‘When I see the blood’

@ By MATTHEW ALLEN

by Moses as God instructed him. This was not

just another religious act, but rather an act of
obedience that would save and cause the deliver-
ance of the children of Israel from Egyptian’s
bondage.

This Passover also pointed to the coming of
Yeshuwa Messiah who is the ultimate sacrificial
lamb for man’s sin and their deliverance from the
enemy’s bondage and should never be taken lightly.

When we really study the Passover of Exodus we
will clearly see that as the death angel visited the
land of Egypt where the children of Israel were
held in bondage, that as a result of the lamb or
goat’s blood being applied to the two side posts and
on the upper door post of the Israelites homes.
when the death angle saw the blood he passed over
their homes en-route to smite the Egyptians homes.

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a
token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see
the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall
not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the
land of Egypt.

If we are truly a God fearing Christian nation
who are always pleading and applying the blood
upon every situation, how is it that this spirit of
crime, violence and death is so rampant throughout
our land? As a people we’re more steeped and
committed to our religion and tradition rather than
having a disciplined relationship with Father
Yahweh through His Son Yeshuwa Messiah.
Therefore all of the religious leaders and church-
folks can come together to plead and apply the
blood as much as they want; this spirit of crime, vio-
lence and death sees the land as that of the
Egyptians.

In keeping the Passover, Moses was instructed
that even the foreigners/strangers among Israel’s
community were to obey the word of God or else
Israel would suffer the consequences.

Exodus 12:19 - During those seven days, there
must be no trace of yeast in your homes. Anyone
who eats anything made with yeast during this week

[: Exodus 12:1-51, the Passover was instituted







@ PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN
(FILE photo)

will be cut off from the community of Israel. These
same regulations apply to the foreigners living with
you, as if they had been born among you.

Wow! This portion of the scripture must have just
been added to the bible because I know that our
educated governmental and religious leaders would
have clearly understood well in advance what God
had said to Moses. The hardest spirit to drive out is
the one that you’ve invited in.

As a nation we’ve invited and have bend over
backwards to foreign investors who have come with
their many gods, religions, traditions and rituals

which we've accepted because of their money as we
serve and worship the god of tourism.

It’s just amazing to see how a people who claim to
know so much can ignorantly suffer in many areas
of their lives. Everywhere you go throughout this
country one can hear scriptures being quoted, con-
ferences, seminars, workshops or revivals being
held and yet the people return to their religious
ways of life.

Things will begin to turn around in this country
when we really get a revelation of the Blood of
Yeshuwa Messiah, its significance and its power;
and as we turn from our religious hypocritical way
and commit to becoming disciples (doers) and not
mere hearers of His word.

What can wash away our sins?

Nothing but the blood of Yeshuwa Messiah.

What can make us whole again?

Nothing but the blood.

As a nation we’re good at worshipping Him with
our lips and many words, but the reality of the mat-
ter is that our hearts are far from Him. When it
comes to quoting the scriptures we are very good,
but faithfully living the scriptures is our problem;
this is the reason why the enemy can do as he pleas-
es, because he knows that these people are not
faithfully committed to God’s word as they’ve got
all kinds of bitterness, strife, unforgiveness, hatred,
etc; in their hearts.

So before you go pleading and applying the
blood, examine yourself to make sure that your
heart is not contaminated with these works of the
flesh. Otherwise your pleading, applying, binding
and rebuking is in vain.

There’s power in the Blood.

e Join Pastor Brendalee and I along with the fam-
ily of Kingdom Minded Fellowship Centre
International, every Sunday Morning @10:30am and
Thursday Nights @7:30pm at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditorium for more of God's
powerful word. For questions or comments contact
us via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or telephone
351.7368/441.2021.

-Anti-Mormon group gives away
DVDs in effort to sway members

PHOENIX (AP) — A group opposed to The Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distributed 18,000
copies of a film designed to sway Mormons to quit.
' The DVDs of “Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith” were
handed out in Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Snowflake, Taylor
and Tucson, said Jim Robertson, executive director of
Concerned Christians, an organization largely made up
of former Mormons. The film contrasts the teachings of
Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints founder Joseph
Smith.

Smith, considered a prophet by Mormons, said God
miraculously empowered him to translate the sacred

alan. Koro mm cYAcmtiletnlolerss
of our church one iota.

They’re strong enough
in their own beliefs.”

\



Book of Mormon from golden plates. Smith revised —
and in his view corrected — large sections of the Bible.

“We're not against the Mormon people,” said
Robertson, a former Mormon who founded the organi-
zation 35 years ago. “If we hated the Mormons, we’d let
them stew in their own juices.”

Don Evans, an LDS church spokesman in Arizona,
said Robertson is on a lifetime crusade to attack the
denomination.

“It won't faze members of our church one iota.”
Evans said. “They're strong enough in their own
beliefs.”
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FUNERAL DIRECTORS

“Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition.”

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FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

ROOSEVELT TONY
"Keyman" DELANCY, 55

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held
on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 3:30pm
§ at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
s& Street. Officiating will be Rev.
Timothy Stewart, assisted by
Associate Ministers. Interment will
follow in The Western Cemetery.

| Left to cherish his loving and fond
memories are his mother, Martha
Delancy of New York; wife, Serena

Delancy; children, Brian Delancy of

Rhode Island, New York, Natasha Newbold, Nethera Lloyd, P.C.
#2893 Eucal Delancy, Natalia and Hiram Delancy; step son, Clovis
Fyisnime; daughter-in-law, Sona Delancy of Rose Island; son-in-
law, Averille Lloyd; grandchildren, Javon Major, Averille Lloyd and
Javar Newbold; sisters, Isadora and Joanne Delancy; brothers, Bruce,
Kenneth, Duke Delancy and Michael Bowe; sister-in-law, Bernadette
Buchanan; brothers-in-law, Arthur, Anthony and Ignatius Buchanan;
sister-in-law, Rose Buchanan; nieces, Tatum Wilson, Anisha and
Tiffany Delancy, Taurean and Elizabeth Bowe, April and Anastacia
Buchanan; nephews, Lamont and Deangelo Delancy, Michael Jr.,
Mathan, Nathaniel and Micah Bowe, and Dominique Williams,
Stephen Woodside, Malcolm Adderley, Andre and Arthur Buchanan;
aunts, Bessy Colebrooke; uncle, Kenneth Delancy; cousins, Judy,
Sharon, Arthur, Stephen, Dwight and Rev. Robert Colebrooke,
Carmetta Hart, Bernice, Frances, Bruce, Constance Penn, Anthony
Austin, Joe, Hilton, Phill, Lucille McDonald, Lulamae Munnings,
Thomas Rolle, Eric, Paula, Jackie, Debbie and Jackie Bethel, Elsadia
an Clement Penn, Ethel Lewis, Violet Bethel, Rev. Delbert Bethel,
Pearline Johnson, Rev. Prince Saunders, Junior Hepburn, Jane
Fernander, Pat Johnson, Eunice and Walter Rose, John Adderley,
Marsha March; a host of other relatives and friends including, Mrs
Ismae Rahming and family, Florabell Penn and family, Shirley
Sturrup, Alexis Hanna, Cecil Bain and family, Dorothy Bethel and
family, Winifred Oliver and family, the staff of the College of The
Bahamas, the staff of St. Agnes Pre-School, Pinewood Garden
Community, Fort Fincastle Community, Farm Road Community,
Shell Saxons Superstars and One Family Junkanoo Groups, Major
Inn Crew, the Boys at King and Queen Barber Shop and many other
too numerous to mention.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Friday from 10am
to Spm, on Saturday from 10am to 2pm and at the church from
2:30pm until service time.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007, PAGE 7

CGvergreen
rtuary

Mackey Street ¢ P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-341-6451 ¢ Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

BENJAMIN
PATRICK
KNOWLES, 39

of #29 Christie Avenue will be

held on Saturday at Chapel on

The Hill at 1 I :00 a.m.

Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
| Genius Wells. Interment will
| follow at Ebenezer Cemetery,
| Shirley Street.

/ Left to cherish fond memory
are his adopted parents, Joseph
and Hazel Knowles; sisters, Winifred Allen, Vernencha
Nesbitt, Donnamae Knowles of Miami Florida and Vandamae
Rolle; aunts, Nellie Knowles, Ennah, Ada and Peolda Rolle;
sister-in-law, Veronica Knowles; brothers-in-law, John Nesbitt
and Robert Allen; nieces, Jennifer Knowles-Miller, Anishka
Allen-Rolle, Roberta Allen-Greene, Princess Allen and Patsy
Knowles; nephews, Jethro and Dwight Knowles, Robert
Knowles, Jr., Jermaine and Alpachino Allen, Pedro Miller,
Othello Greene and Christopher Rolle; grand nieces, Julienne
Knowles of Belize, Britney Curtis, Nikki Missick, Jenae
Knowles, Oprah and Opal Greene, Kevyia and Kayvia Godet;
grand nephews, Shabbass and Jermaine Allen Jr., David and
Brandon Knowles; Other Relatives and friends including,
Roosevelt and Keith Finley, Berthamae Thompson, Barbara
Romer, McAllen, Rodwell, Joel and Colon Knowles, Naomi
Symonette, Angela Achara, Kathleen Warren, Ervin and
Daniel Knowles, the Fox and Adams families, Carmetta.
Rolle and family, Doralyn Rolle and family, Mervin Rolle
and family, Naomi Curtis and family, Mildred Darville and
family, the Rolle family of Rolleville Exuma, Fairlyn Smith
and family, Deloris Rolle and family, Idell Rolle and family,
Laverne Rolle and family, The Chapel On The Hill family,
Virgil Bowe and family, the Christie Avenue Park Family,
Back Yard Boyz, Teko Brown, Derek Hudson, Herbert
Wallace, Gloria Allen and family, Nassau Beach and Coral
Towers Taxi Cab families and the nurses and doctors of the
Princess Margaret Hospital.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m. and again at the church from 10:00 a.m. until
service time.


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CLEMENT ANTHONY
SMITH, 51



Southern Cemetery.

Corraine Johnson.

p.m.

Cm o~ a :
— KRurtiss Memorial Mortuary
Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020° Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ¢ 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

of First Street, Coconut Grove and :
formerly of Seymour's, Long
Island, will be held on Saturday :
: at 10:00 a.m. at Christ The King :
@m Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park :
Awe West. Officiating will Fr. Rodney :
) Burrows, assisted by other:
ministers. Interment will be in The :

: Soldier Road.

He is survived by three daughters, Deandrea Smith Archer, :
Latoya McQueen and Lashan; one son, Zhivargo; three :
grandchildren, Elkeno and Kendricka McQueen and Sonet :
Archer; three sisters, Idella Delancey, Margaret Morley and :
Harriet Ferguson; three brothers, Norman, Fred and Nathan :
Isaac Smith; two uncles, Eldon and Mervin Smith of Valwood
Brandon, Florida; four aunts, Irene and Eunice Adderley,
Olive and Angie Smith; nephews, Christopher, Kendrick, :
Ivan Morley, Norman Jr., Shawn, Donald, Dario, Shaquell :
Smith and Nathan Isaac Jr.; nieces, Pearline Morley, Francina, :
Tessica, Sheena, Carrie, Sonia, Phillipha Wilson, Michelle :
and Kendal Delancey; cousins, Daniel, Rural, Joseph, Israel, :
Rexville, Arlington, Timothy, Jan, Ellis, Junior, Harvey, :
Dereck and Moses Smith, Lawrence, William, Sidney, :
Anthon, Romeo, James, Tommy, Clifford, Wilton, Addison :
and Christopher Adderlely, Joanna, Cynthia, Eva, Doreen, :
Sharon, Audrey, Jacqueline, Allison, Leena and Ruth Smith, :
Ivy, Maxine, Linda, Marie, Joy, Elma and Gloria Adderley, :
Charlene Carey, Jane Forbes of Fort Lauderdale, Aniska :
Rolle, Edna McQueen of Pompano Beach, Florida, Ada :
Miller, Mavis and Elizabeth Knowles, Avilda Dorsett, :
Lullamae and Etline Bethel; sons-in-law, Kenrick McQueen :
and Keno Archer; host of other relatives and friends including :
Melvina Adderley, Elizabeth Farquharson, Jennifer Morley, :
Pressie, Lesley Gaitor, Micklewhite, Witty Pratt, Althea and ;
Edna Morley, Antonio Major, Robert Farquharson, Gloria :
Munroe, James Pratt, Chris Reckley, Clement Johnson and :
: The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
: Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00
The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson :
Road and Fifth Street, on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 :
p.m. and.at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 :

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




VICTORIA
FERGUSON-BAIN, 42




































of Lincoln Boulevard and formerly:
of Acklins, will be held on,
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary *
Deliverance Church, East Street
South. Officiating will be Pastor
Robert Gardiner, assisted by Pastor
Ivry Johnson. Interment will be
made in Woodlawn Gardens,


















She is survived by her mother, Beulah Smith; three sons,
Temeko, Jason