Citation
The Tribune.

Material Information

Title:
The Tribune.
Uniform Title:
Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Added title page title:
Nassau tribune
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Bahamas

Notes

General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
This item was contributed to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) by the source institution listed in the metadata. This item may or may not be protected by copyright in the country where it was produced. Users of this work have responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by applicable law, including any applicable international copyright treaty or fair use or fair dealing statutes, which dLOC partners have explicitly supported and endorsed. Any reuse of this item in excess of applicable copyright exceptions may require permission. dLOC would encourage users to contact the source institution directly or dloc@fiu.edu to request more information about copyright status or to provide additional information about the item
Resource Identifier:
09994850 ( OCLC )
9994850 ( OCLC )
UF00084249_02877 ( sobekcm )

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text




I

@ By PAUL
TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

GROWING claims of corrup-
tion and “voter buying” have
been met with virtual silence by
election officials, community lead-
ers and international observers.

Parliamentary Registrar Errol
Bethel yesterday refused to com-
ment much further than to reit-
erate that cell phones are banned
from ballot booths on election
day.

While this aims at preventing
voters using their phones to pho-
tograph their ballots as proof of
how they voted in return for
bribes, the registrar has said noth-
ing about prosecuting those who
offer or accept the alleged pay-
ments. :

And calls for the Christian
Council’s president to respond to
the claims were not returned. His
comments were sought, not only
in response to the claims of cor-
ruption, but also about fliers
reportedly issued by PLP cam-
paigners in Grand Bahama equat-
ing a vote for the PLP to a vote
for Jesus Christ.

This form of religious manipu-
lation reportedly offended many

in Grand Bahama and New Prov-
idence, and The Tribune received
angry calls from North Eleuthera,
after the flier was printed in The
Freeport News.

Meanwhile, the international
press and multi-national watch-
dog organisations have been
alerted to the reports of voter
tampering.

Representatives from the Unit-
ed Nations (UN), and the Organ-
isation of American States (OAS)
told The Tribune yesterday how-
ever that unless they are invited
by the government of the
Bahamas, they cannot take part
“in an official capacity” in ensur-
ing that the May 2 general elec-
tions are truly “free and fair”.

OAS representative Juliet E
Mallet Philip said: “The OAS

Bahamas Office is not aware of

any invitation extended by the
government of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas to the
Organisation of American States
(OAS) to monitor the May 2 elec-
tions.”

Therefore, she said, they are
not in a position to comment on
any allegations on voter buying.

As a member state of the OAS,

SEE page 11

New Christian Council
president hits out at lack
of accountability in politics

THE new president of the Bahamas Christian Council has hit out at
the lack of accountability in Bahamian politics.

Bishop John Humes said that by the time candidates are nominated,
the question of their integrity should have already been settled.

“There is very little accountability in this country. When candi-
dates are nominated by the political parties, these men and women
should be above board. They shouldn’t just put anybody on us. There
should never be a question of anyone’s integrity,” he said.

Bishop Humes was unanimously elected as the new president of the

SEE page 11













ks Finger

0
ood







RLENT = Pm tovin’ it. |

Che HHiami Herald

BAHAMAS EDITION



Giving or receiving

of election bribes

could lead to two
years in prison

ANYONE convicted of
giving or receiving any torm
of gift or bribe in return for
votes could be subject to a
sentence of up to two years |
in prison. |

puch a person would also |
be prohibited from voting or |
being elected to parliament |
for seven years, The Tribune |
has learned.

According to the Bahamas |
Parliamentary Act, any per-



|

| |

son who corruptly provides |
|

|

|

SEE page six
Pete







PRICE — 75¢

Ls

and RELIGION
IN TODAY’S TRIBUNE

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter __

A 19-SEATER commuter
plane, part owned by an FNM
candidate, mysteriously "disap-
peared" from Lynden Pindling
International Airport yesterday

raising serious questions about
security at the airport, and the
possibility of an "inside job" hav-
ing been perpetrated.

The Western Air aircraft,
coloured red, white and blue, was
discovered missing from its spot
on the tarmac — close to the ter-
minal building — at 6am yester-
day by employees from that com-
pany, according to their legal rep-
resentative, Desmond Bannister.

However, thus far no one at
the airport — bar one security
officer who reported having heard
an engine start at around |.13am

— has come forward claiming to
be aware of how, when, or in the



hands of whom, the plane left
Nassau.

Regional Manager at Western
Air, Tonelle Dames, said she
finds the idea that no one could
have known the plane had left
the airport, and in particular, that
air traffic control saw nothing,
"inconceivable."

She also added, in a more light-
hearted tone, that all of Western
Air's pilots have been accounted
for.

However, director of air traffic
services, Joseph Albury, said that
Air Traffic Control has no official

record of the plane having left:

Lynden Pindling International
Airport(LPIA).

"A legal pilot would call us, file
a flight plan, then when he's ready
to tly he would call us, we'll issue
clearance and clear him for take
off. Now a pilot operating illegal-
ly — he'll just enter the runway
and take off," said Mr Albury.

body of 46-year-old Keith





It appears that this is the case
in this instance, he claimed,
adding that it is quite possible the
pilot never turned on the, air-
craft's lights.

Mr Albury added that because
of the distance of the air traffic

control tower from the runway, .

and the fact that it is a "sealed
environment", -it is not. unfath-
omable that a flight at this time,
having not alerted the authorities

of its imminent departure, and: -

flying without illumination, could
go undetected.

Mr Desmond Bannister, whose
law firm is representing Western
i a wholly Bahamian-
owned company — said that the
theft validates many of the con-
cerns raised in recent months, by
persons such as former US
ambassador John Rood, about
security at the airport.

SEE page 11



@ POLICE look on as the



Charles Rolle lies covered
after an accident in the
Robinson Road area last
night.

It is believed that Mr
Charles was a pedestrian
who was struck by a vehicle,
becoming the country’s 13th
traffic fatality of 2007.

(Photo: Felipé Major/
Tribune staff)

Court hearing in Dannielynn + Man accused of holding
woman and child hostage

custody case set for June

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE _

THE CUSTODY dispute
over the daughter of the late
Anna Nicole Smith continues
unresolved as a court hearing
on the matter has now been sect
for early June.

Virgi Arthur, Smith's
estranged mother and grand-
mother of the infant, and Larry
Birkhead, Danniclynn’s father,
as well as Howard K. Stern,
Smith’s longtime companion,
appeared in the Supreme Court
yesterday afternoon for another
hearing in the custody dispute.

Since the court decided sev-
eral weeks ago that Birkhead
was the father of Smith’s sev-

f
ay







i toe

Esl oyaN a UA

en-month-old daughter, a two- :
way custody dispute has erupt- }
ed between him and Virgi ; Ml By NATARIO McKENZIE —
The matter continues :

Arthur.
in local Supreme Court.

Atter an hour-long court
hearing yesterday,

panied by her bodyguard, left
fora watting taxi bus.

Birkhead, while remaining :
tightlipped about the court pro- :
ceedings, again told the media :
that he had had a good day in }

court.

“So far so good,” he said. “I

euess all Lan say really is that it:

SEE page 11

Value it in » Every Meal

Add a fountain drink and a ry of chips
or 2 cookies to your favorite sub

eat fresh-



is arraigned in court

THE man accused of holding

a woman and her child hostage
Birkhead :

stopped briefly to speak to }
reporters while Arthur, accom- }

earlicr this week was arraigned
in Magistrate’s court yesterday
afternoon.

Rufus Elvis Durham, .
Yamacraw Hill Road was
arraigned before Chief magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One Bank Lane. Attorney
Bernard Henfield is represent-
ing Durham and Sergeant
Alexander Bannister appeared
for the prosecution.

Durham was arraigned on
four charges vesterday. He was

“ee
ee: ei
- = B

a a

38, of



charged with possession of a
firearm intending to put anoth-
er in fear. According to court
dockets, Durham is accused of
having a shotgun in his posses-
sion on Monday, April 23, with
the intention of putting
Lakeisha Mckenzie in fear for
her life.

Durham has also been
charged with kidnapping.
According to court dockets he is
accused of kidnapping a ken-
zie on Monday, April 23. He
has also been charged onith
making death threats against

SEE page 11

ae eaemeen

é She

Taka 77m,





PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007







Phenton O.

_AINT LONG vow
NOTURNING BACK

BUSINESS WEAR
FOR TODAY’S WOMEN

off

‘ STORE, DE : KA

fl

Pants Suits

\ Shirts §
Pants
Skirts

re
ay

—
Chas

Le Suit
i] Kasper
Anne Klein !
1 Focus
cfe\ and more |

@ MR Fuhrmann padlocked the entrance to the property

THE TRIBUNE

Police called
to handle row
over disputed
‘headquarters’

POLICE were called in yes-
terday after a confrontation
outside a house which, its own-
er claims, is being used illegally
as a PLP campaign headquar-
ters.

German investor Harald
Fuhrmann said his rental home
on Prince Charles Drive is for
residential use only.

Yet, he claimed, PLP candi-
date Ricardo Treco had taken
over the property as an election
base, painting its walls in party
colours.

Police were called after Mr
Fuhrmann arrived to chain up
the front gate of the property. A
row broke out between Mr
Fuhrmann and PLP supporters.

Later, he told The Tribune:
“Suddenly. I was surrounded

DEPARTMENT. ‘STORE. FOR WOMEN,

2 SGff

(NET ITEMS NOT INCLUDED)

; Dresses
| Work Suits
i Jackets
}Church Suits
| Blouses
| Work Pants
“| Bags
i Belts
} Accesories

From Regular
to Plus Sizes

by 12 police officers who came
in four cars. I told them the
property was not supposed to
be used for office purposes. I
went to town planning, and they
confirmed it is not allowed.”

Mr Fuhrmann added: “I did
not make any trouble. I said I
wanted them out, but Mrs Tre-
co said they were not moving
out yet.”

The property has been rented

on short lease to Mr Treco, who -

has promised to vacate the
property in four weeks.

Last weekend, Mr Fuhrmann
complained that the garden was
used for a PLP campaiga cook-
out,.

Mr ‘Freco is contesting the Sten
Anne’s constituency: against the-
FNM’s Brent Symonette.

Bermuda Shorts

y Jeans
Tops

Camisoles
Swim Suits

Dresses

BA RODS

TEL: 304-828)
EAST ST. NORTH
TEL 325-2632





THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3



Commissioner
offers thanks
to public and
his officers

COMMISSIONER of Police
Paul Farquharson thanked the

leaders of both major political
parties for calling for calm and
advising supporters to refrain
from violence during the elec-
tion process.

“From the law and order per-
spective we wish to publically
thank the entire Bahamian citi-
zenry for exercising patience and
good will,” the commissioner
said in a statement said. “Con-
tinue to enjoy the rallies and let
us keep them in a festive mood.
Remember, the world is watch-
ing.”

He also asked his officers, who
will vote today, to proceed to
the polls early, cast their ballot
for the candidate of their choice
and return to work, “because
there is much to do”.

Mr Farquharson also thanked
officers for the “great job” they
continue to do.

He told his officers that he is
aware they have been working
overtime and said he is grateful
for their hard work and dedica-
tion.

“As you travel to the Family
Islands to strengthen our polic-
ing teams,be assured of the full
support of the people of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas,” he said.

CDU given 12
new SUVs for
Abaco, Andros,
Acklins and GB

THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force yesterday increased the
number of “specialised” vehicles
in its fleet with the addition of 12
new vehicles, courtesy of the
government.

The 12 SUVs brought the
number of vehicles purchased

“for use by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force to 100 over the past
two years.

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security Cyn-
thia Pratt said the purchase of the
new vehicles is in line with the gov-
ernment’s continued commitment
to provide the police in particular,
and law enforcement agencies in
general, with the equipment need-
ed to perform their duties.

The vehicles will be distributed
among the Central Detective Unit
(CDU) and police divisions/units
in Grand Bahama, Abaco, South
Andros and Acklins.

The purchase follows the

. recent transfer of 24 vehicles and
six mobile vans that were pur-
chased for use by the RBPF.

Deputy Prime Minister Pratt
said the purchases will provide
police commanders with the flex-
ibility to not only to fight crime,
but better manage the wear and
tear on the vehicles already in
the fleet.

Financial
services ‘still
important to
Bahamas’

FINANCIAL services contin-
ue to play an important role in
supporting economic growth and
employment in the Bahamas, a
new survey has revealed.

“This industry not only played
a pivotal role in our economy
but it also makes the contribu-
tion that far exceeds references
to absolute size,” the Ministry
of Financial Services said in a
statement yesterday.

In December 2006, the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board commissioned Oxford
Economics and Tourism Eco-
nomics, to conduct an Economic
Impact Assessment on the sector.

The study shows that the
direct contribution of financial
services to the Bahamian econ-
omy is 15 per cent, whereas the
direct economic contribution of
tourism is 21 per cent.

Of the 15 per cent, over one-
third is generated by internation-
al financial services providers.

Additionally, many of the
domestically licensed banks also
provide services to international
clients.

The report also notes that the
financial services sector is
responsible for “oiling the
wheels” of other industrial sec-
tors, encouraging investment and
improving the quality of that
investment, providing a secure
home for savings and access to
capital markets for firms and
households alike, as well as pro-
viding high paying job opportu-
nities for Bahamians.

Oxford Economics will also
conduct a capacity transfer work-
shop for officers in the Depart-
ment of Statistics to ensure that
they would be able to continue
to collect this type of informa-
tion for the future, Ms Carey
said,

caednee Glenys | Hanna-Martin

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

FRUSTRATED © Sea
Hauler victims yesterday
took their grievances to the
doorstep of Transport and
Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna-Martin when they
confronted her for over an
hour outside her office build-
ing.

Lincoln Bain, spokesman
for the victims, claimed that
some of the persons were
prepared to take further
‘action. He said they had to
be calmed down to prevent
the situation from escalating.

However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that at no time
did she feel threatened,
adding that although the Sea
Hauler victims were under-
standably upset, the atmos-
phere remained one of
“mutual respect.”

She explained that the
group of victims was frus-
trated because she had to
reschedule a meeting she had
made with them for yester-
day morning, to Friday.

Mr Bain, who is officially
speaking for the Sea Hauler
victims, claimed that the men
and women crowded around
the minister’s car, with one
of the victims removing his
prosthetic leg and putting it
under one of the vehicle’s
tyres.

“He said he wasn’t letting
her drive off without talking
to us and addressing our
problems first,” Mr Bain
said.

Mrs Hanna-Martin
acknowledged that the man

: in question told her that she

? | was not moving until he got
his money. She said he
placed his prosthetic leg
“behind a.back tyre.”

“That wasn’t stopping me,
I was heading in a different
direction. It was more sym-
bolic for him, I think. My car
was never surrounded, I was
never prevented from leay-
ing the premises. The envi-
ronment was one of mutual
respect and trying to get the
matter resolved,” she said.

Mr Bain also claimed that
there was the possibility of
the Sea Hauler victims
becoming violent.

“T tried my best to calm
them down, they were
extremely upset, they were
going to do some stuff, I did-
n’t want them to do. These
are people who are going
through some serious per-
sonal drama, mental drama,
they are in a serious situa-
tion. You know a hungry
man is an angry man.

“At this point I don’t

know what they are going to .

do,” he said.
However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that although Mr

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control
Ce Bae M ELC) ey
322-2157

er sond itd

One protester removes prosthetic leg
and lodges it under minister’s car



Bain is undoubtedly better
acquainted with the Sea Hauler
victims than she is, she never
felt that she was in any danger
from the group yesterday morn-
ing.

Ministry permanent secretary
Archie Nairn corroborated this,
saying that he joined the group
at one point and together with
Mrs Hanna-Martin “chatted”
to the men and women and
their lawyer Michael Smith.

“Tt was all very carefree. It
was a cordial atmosphere,” he
said.

Earlier this week, The Tri-
bune reported that one of the
Sea Hauler victims, Cedric
Hart, had been reduced to

street begging.
Mr Hart explained that he

and his family were about to be
evicted from their home
because of his inability to work
from the severe injuries he suf-
fered in the two-boat collision at
sea in 2003.

When the situation of the Sea
Hauler victims reached a boil-
ing point last December, some of
the group’s members handcuffed
themselves to the front gate of
Prime Minister Perry Christie’s
residence in protest of what they
considered government's indif-
ference to their plight. ‘

The Sea Hauler victims want-
ed it to be known yesterday that
Lincoln Bain and their lawyer,
Michael Smith, are the only per-
sons who officially speak from
them.

While they said that they



@ THE scene of the tragedy in 2003






















LA CASITA

ae ae S Living






—a





Selective [tems





Excluding Painting and shell Mirrors

Bay St., 2 Doors West of Victoria Ave.
© Tel: 242-356-7302
e email: ariana@batalnet.bs



‘I ery

a a RN TE

“only S 399

ALC eS
12 for $350







per yard

eT yey Ee
Shakers -






8

> AS
D CPPS
Mu) cue

OT ates











appreciate the “helping hand”
of the independent candidate

vineyard vines

mattha’s vineyard.

tor Englerston, Paul Rolle, and
that of the members of the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM), they are disap-
pointed that their cause is being
made political.

They are urging these indi-
viduals to refrain from further
addressing their situation in the
press.

OEE TNT NITES

‘
'
i
%



‘Harbou



MORD BEY cy

%

SPO Bow. mena

Telephone: (242) 362-6656, Fax: (242) 326-9953
e-mail: info@colesofnassau.com

| F DISTURBIA
| | PERFECT STRANGER

| THE REAPING



~The Mall-at-Marathon
BOX ¢ OFFICE OPENS AT 10:00 AM DAILY

yet |
ROR os el eee
ewan | a [A [ow fe |

cue Lon en fe
yerer Li ak fafa
| 3 |g |

0 Tw fos [an Lo [sf
1 psc ff La

I CECI

ae Cah

Ry CE eC levels ne oa ag


















Fes |




9640 OR WWW GALLERIA






BA A OE

PAGE 4, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR s



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

Challenging
sovernment





Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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

TELEPHONES

Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Is the PM telling us the truth?



IT WAS bragging time for Prime Minister
Perry Christie at the PLP’s Clifford Park ral-
ly Tuesday night. And why not?

There is nothing wrong with a politician
bragging, especially when he has something to
brag about. However, as Mr Christie himself
says that this election is all about trust, he
must be careful about his facts when he sets
out to brag. To lay claim to what is not true
raises many alarm bells. The question now is:
How far can Bahamians trust the word of
their Prime Minister?

Mr Christie told his supporters that the
PLP is responsible for this country’s greatest
period of economic prosperity.

“More tourists are coming now...” he said.

This is not true, say those in the industry.

-- Frankly they are worried. The industry is see-

ing a downward trend, but no one can get-the
official figures. And so no one in the industry
knows to what extent the industry has fallen
off.

Usually the Ministry of Tourism releases its
tourists figures early in the year, around the
month of February. The Ministry has always
been proud to do so, because for several years
there has been a steady climb in visitor
arrivals, reaching the 5 million mark in 2005.

However, it is now April, and no sign of
those tourism figures for the year 2006. A few
weeks ago Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe was asked when the figures would be
released. He weaved and dodged, escaping
with some explanation about having to analyse
the figures so as not to make a mistake. Why,
suddenly the slow-foot drag?

These figures, like the financials of a busi-
ness, are vital for hoteliers and managers in the
industry. If there is slippage, the only way to
know-how to correct it, and correct it quickly,
is to be able to analyse the figures to discover
what might be going wrong. Presently, hote-
liers are in the dark. Other than guesstimates,

they really don’t know exactly where they are.

It is now being whispered that government is
desperate to keep the lid on the figures until
after the election.

If the downward slide of the figures is as
dramatic as is being suggested, then we can
understand government’s desperation to hide
the truth.

The Bahamas welcomed 5 million tourists
in 2005, but certainly not in 2006 and as the fig-
ures continue to drop, short of a miracle,
2007 shows even less promise. ;

This means that the PLP’s advertising cam-
paign about its tourism figures is one grand lie.

It means that the large banners on the East
West Highway and West Bay Street proclaim
another big lie. The banners boasts that the
Bahamas has 5 million tourists “in a year.”
Recently we wrote about the evils of the half
truth. These banners are the perfect exam-
ple. They are correct as far as they go, but,
intending to deceive, by not telling the whole
truth, they in fact mislead the public.

It is true that the Bahamas reached the
five million market in a year. That year was
2005 and 2005 only. The figures dropped in
2006. They continue to fall. However, the
intent of the banners is to fool the public into
believing that the tourism industry is holding
at the five million mark. The truth is that it is
slipping.

And for the Prime Minister to get on a

- public platform and declare: “More tourists

are coming now...”

Just who is he trying to fool?

According to industry reports, Nassau and
Paradise Island room nights for the-months of
January and February this year are down by
30,000 — lower than the same time last year.

At Pindling International Airport, US Cus-
toms and Border Protection started to notice
slippage in mid-2006. It is estimated that there
has been a five to 10 per cent drop in Ameri-
cans returning to the US after vacationing in
Nassau. ,

And Spring Breakers, who always made
their presence known by their large numbers,
were hardly noticed in the Bahamas this year.

On April 17, The Tribune published a
report by its Business Editor which said:

“A Central Bank of the Bahamas report
showing that hotel room revenues fell by 1.6
per cent to $68.2 million in the 2006 fourth
quarter, compared to a 17.4 per cent increase
in 2005, is again likely to fuel concerns that the
Bahamian tourism industry may be losing its
competitiveness and moving into slow, long-
term decline.”

But, not according to our eloquent Prime
Minister. He says they are still coming, and
according to PLP advertising and banners
théy number five million!

But, said the Central Bank, for the first 10
months of 2006 total visitor arrivals fell by
4.7 per cent to 3.9 million.

Does this now mean that the electorate
should take what the Prime Minister says with
a grain of salt?

As Works Minister Bradley Roberts would
probably say: It’s all a matter of trust, “muh
brudder!”






expectations

EDITOR, The Tribune

I READ Mr _— Huel
Williamson’s letter, Tribune
April 11th, with great interest.
He is obviously an educated man
and writes an excellent letter,
but I find the subject matter
expresses a slightly pathetic
naivety, typical of the Bahamian
psyche.

He unashamedly admits his
political affiliations, which is fine,
but he goes on to say he does
not support his party because of
handouts and personal favours,
but because of the party’s phi-
losophy. He does not say what
this philosophy is, but unfortu-
nately it is very easy to spout a
philosophy, what the country
needs is a party to put these high
sounding ethics into practice.

Mr Christie began his term on
the highest of notes, but I chal-
lenge Mr Williamson to say Mr
Christie has lived up to the
expectations, they sound very
hollow to me, as does the party’s
general philosophy over thirty
years. Let me ask Mr
Williamson which philosophy he
is so endeared to? :

It started off in the seventies
with the “Square Deal”, which
soon became a club, excluding
all but the inner circle. In the
eighties it was drug dealing, and
let me assure you “The father
of the nation” was a micro man-
ager — he knew everything that
was going on. During this time
five million dollars went miss-
ing from the treasury, never to
be seen again. Certain ministers



LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net




used Bahamasair as their own
personal airline. By 1992 the
country was being run into the
ground with scandals and cor-
ruption enough to fill an issue
of The Tribune. The economy
was so bad the country risked a
currency devaluation.

From 2002 the same pattern
has emerged. The politicians and
unfortunately the people learnt
nothing from the appalling mis-
management of a government
more intent on keeping power
than running a country. Now we
have the most dangerous scan-
dal of all, total disregard for the
separation of powers, with bla-
tant and direct interference of
the judiciary by the executive.
Unfortunately the “grass roots”,
and they have an excuse, and
apparently Mr Williamson, who
should know better, just don’t
see or don’t care, relying on some
abstract ethereal philosophy.

Mr Williamson says he can-
not understand the change in
people’s attitudes. When “God is
for the PLP”, when those who
don’t vote PLP are “traitors”
and victimised — don’t forget
the crab lady — when
favouritism is rampant, when a
well known “bishop” tells people
to get out of his church if they
are not PLP, what does he
expect? I am not saying the
FNM is perfect — far from it —

Raynard Rigby’s loyalty

EDITOR, The Tribune

This is an open letter to PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby.

Raynard,

. Why do you continue to con-
vey to the world that my
Bahamian brothers are an illit-
erate lot?

For the love of God, be still
and be quiet.

The PLP in all their rude-
ness and sassiness had the
audacity to run their Ad using
the voice of the late Sir Lynden
Pindling — which I might add
was edited and taken out of
context — during which time,
you kept your mouth shut!

You saw nothing wrong with
using the voice of a dead man to
influence the voters and how
we as a people would be per-
ceived by our international
peers. Raynard, the year is 2007.
Wake up!

However, you see something

wrong with the FNM’s adver-
tisement using the voice of the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham,
a voice that speaks the truth.
For the record, Mr. Ingraham
is alive and well and in his voice
and in his presence, one can
hear and feel honour and
respect. Again, the year is 2007.
Wake up!

We now know you don't
hear too well!

Some questions for you Ray-
nard — read slowly:

e How many national and
international scandals have
arisen under this “New PLP”
Administration during last five
years?

e Who are the responsible
parties?

Are the investigations com-
pleted with regards to the scan-
dals?

If yes, when are the Bahami-
an people going to be made
aware of the findings?

The above questionnaire will

but it is certainly the lesser of
two evils. Mr Ingraham is often
accused of arrogance, and
maybe he is, but his is nothing to
the PLP arrogance. When Mr
Wisdom unknowingly spoke on
the answering service he— and I
paraphrase — said we don’t
have to give any information to
these people. These people are
you and me, Joe Public, our
elected representatives do have
to give us this information, they
are public servants paid with
public money and they owe us
an answer.

If they are caught out they
bluster with excuses and, lo and
behold, the people sympathise
with them — Shane did nothing
wrong romping with Anna
Nicole! We will always be a third
world nation while we tolerate
such behaviour. It is*good that
for some reason the FNM is held
to a higher standard, but unfor-
tunate that the PLP is able to
get away with so much.

Mr Williamson said he
changed his voting pattern once,
that must have been an earth
shattering experience, but I sus-
pect it was more going with the
crowd in 1997, rather than a gen-
uine repudiation of his favoured
party’s “philosophy”. Nicki Kel-
ly writing in the Punch October
26, 2006 says “More than a quar-
ter of PLP’s are tainted with
scandal.” We will soon see if the
people care.

NOT LONG NOW
Nassau
April 18 2007

is displaced

be continued.

Raynard, you know and we
know exactly who are being
referred to in the FNM’s adver-
tisement! “A word to the wise
(can’t take the quote out of the
context so I have to use the
word wise) is sufficient”. My
grandma would ask: “Wat's
wrong wit ya?”

Some advice for you and
your Desperate Political Asso-
ciates -
country is more important than
loyalty to one’s friends....”.
Interesting reading, find the
book.

I really do find your press
releases comedic and self-
embarrassing.

Here’s what you MUST do
— sit back, relax, “....take a
breath...” then *....be still and
be quiet...”

MARIA D. SMITH
Nassau,
April 23, 2007 ‘

~....Loyalty to one’s *

r

BUSINESS FOR SALE

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

Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com

A.G. Electric Co. Ltd.

32 Jerome Avenue Phone: 393-8192

Ss

“Lose Yourself In Style”
Since

Spring Blow Out

SALE

Sale Starts
April 26th-May 5th
20 - 60% on Selected items

Store Hours
Mon- Fri (9:30 am -5:30 pm)
Sat (9:30 am -6 pm)
#52 Mackey Street
( Old House of Music Building)
Tel: 393-0551

Thank You For Shopping With Us!

PAUL LOWE ts no LoncER EMPLOYED AT H. G. CHRISTIE LTD. AND IS
NOT AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT ANY BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY,



Anata sl

SATURDAY APRIL Z8TH TO MAY 4TH

b

For All Your Appraisal Needs please contact us at:
Tel (242) 322-1041 © Fax (242) 326-5642
Email: sales@hgchristie.com ¢ www.HGChristie.com





THE TRIBUNE



Information
needed for
back to school
supplement

The Tribune will be pub-
lishing its annual ‘Back to
School’ supplement in
August and September.

In preparation for the sup-
plement, which will feature
all graduating seniors who
will be attending universi-
ty/college either locally or
abroad, we are asking all par-
ents, teachers and students to
send in a photograph accom-
panied by a brief profile.

The profile should include:

¢ Name of student

e Age

° Names of parents

e A list of exams already
taken — eg the Bahamas
Junior Certificate (BJC), Pit-
mans

° A list of exams expected
to be taken — eg the Bahamas
General Certificate of Sec-
ondary Education (BGCSE)

e The college/university
they expect to attend — eg
College of the Bahamas, Har-
vard University, University
of Miami

e Name of degree expected
to be sought — eg bachelors
degree in English, bachelors
degree in biology.

e What career they expect
to follow once their educa-
tion is completed — eg doc-
tor, mathematics teacher,
engineer.

e All extracurricular activ-
ities — club memberships,
team sports/track and field,
church activities.

° A list of honours/
awards/recognition that stu-
dent has received.

Please send all information
to “Back to School, The Tri-
bune” and include contact
information.

For more information or if
you have any questions
please contact Yolanda Dele-
veaux, Tribune Features Edi-
tor at 502-2368 or e-mail
ybdeleveaux@tribuneme-
dia.net, or call Katina Mar-
tin at 502-2362 or 322-1986.

eet

* EXTERMINATORS

estan alas
ni ekyrara yy











@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT — Rodney Mon-
cur, leader of the Workers’ Par-
ty, conducted an election sur-
vey in downtown Freeport yes-
terday to gauge the political
mood on Grand Bahama head-
ing into the May 2 general elec-
tion.

A display board with election
posters bearing the images of
FNM Leader Hubert Ingraham
and PLP leader Prime Minister
Perry Christie was erected near
the Winn Dixie Foodstore.

Mr Moncur and Brian Smith,
secretary general of the Work-
ers’ Party and chairman of the
party’s national polling com-
mission, were handing out bal-
lots for the straw poll from
10.30am to 5pm.

When The Tribune arrived in
the area after llam, several
curious motorists and passers-by
had stopped to participate in
the exercise.

At about 4.45pm, the men
had reported polling between
300 and 400 persons through-
out the day.

“Participation has been very
good and is progressing won-
derfully. We have had many
persons stopping to take part
because they were telling other
people about it and so there has
been a good level of activity
down here,” he said.

On the ballot, participants are
asked to indicate who they will
vote for — Perry Christie,
Hubert Ingraham, or none of
the above. They are also asked
to indicate whether they are
registered to vote.

Mr Moncur explained that
the ballots are colour-coded to
distinguish between male and
female voters.

John Young, who participat-
ed in the ballot, said he felt it
was a good idea to see where
residents of Grand Bahama
stand. “We all have a voice and

1 want my voice to be heard,”
he said.

Initially, Mr Moncur and Mr
Smith were confronted by
police officers who told them
that they had received a com-
plaint that they were partici-
pating in an illegal procession
and demonstration.

“We explained to them that
there was no demonstration
taking place here, and that, in
fact, we were conducting a sur-
vey to determine the political
direction that GB was heading
into election.

“They consulted with a senior
officer at the local police head-
quarters who allowed us to con-
tinue with the survey,” he said.

Mr Moncur said that there
has also been participation from
persons wearing FNM and PLP
t-shirts. At the end of the day
they will calculate and release
results of the poll.

Asked why his party wanted
to conduct such a survey, he
said: “It is always good to gauge
the political mood of a nation.
We think that a part of our
evolving democracy is to gauge
public reaction and to get a feel-
ing of people’s political deci-
sion, and whatever their politi-
cal views might be as part of the
enhancement of democracy.

“We feel it always important
to go to the grass root level and



from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
J vou are raising funds fora
good cause, campaigning
f for improvements in the

j area or have won an
award.

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

LOCAL NEWS

Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear





@ GRAND Bahama resident
John Young participates in
Worker's Party election sur-
vey. Rodney Moncur, leader
of the Worker's Party looks
on.

(Photo: Denise Maycock)

to get political feedback from
the ordinary or common man
trom the street.”

Mr Moncur said that their
position is always to maintain
integrity of the survey and to
display impartiality.













THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5
































THURSDAY,

APRIL 26TH

6:30am Community Page 1540AM

11:00 Real Moms, Real Stories,
Real Sawy

11:30 International Fit Dance

12:00 ZNS News Update

12:05 Fast Forward

12:30 Gospel Aficionado

1:30 Legends: Dr. Brian
Humblestone

2:30 — Turning Point

3:00 Bishop Leroy Emmanuel

3:30 John Francis

4:00 — Lisa Knight

4:30 Cybernet

5:00 | ZNS News Update

5:05 Gillette World Sports

5:30 You & Your Money

6:00 This Week In The Bahamas

6:30 News Night 13

7:00 — The Bahamas Tonight

8:00 Native Show

8:30 The Family Digest Show

9:00 a On B.T.C.

9:05 — The Envy Life

9:30 Crouches

10:00 Caribbean Newsline

10:30 News Night 13

11:00 , The Bahamas Tonight

11:30 Movie: The Stepford Husbands |

1:30am Community Page 1540AM sj

NOTE: ZNS-TV 13 reserves the
right to make last minute
programme changes!



GIFT & BRIDAL REGISTR

~,

Harbour Bay Shopping Centre ,-“*"y
Ph: 393-4440 or 393-4448











No need to drive all over town! No need to

®
Pay yo U r bi [ls wait in line! Enjoy hassle-free bill
payments with the convenience of Royal
® e Online Internet Banking. Our list of
anyti Mm e with companies continues to grow!
. You can make payments at anytime to the
Roya O Nn j n e e __ following businesses with Royal Online:
Bahamas Electricity Corp.
Bahamas Office & School Supplies (BOSS)
Bahamas Telecommunications Corp.
Bristol Wines & Spirits (Bristol Group
of Companies)
Cable Bahamas Ltd
Caribbean Landscape Ltd. -
Commonwealth Drug & Medical Supplies Ltd.
Doctors Hospital (Bahamas) Ltd
Flameless Electrical Contracting Ltd.
Future Net Consulting Ltd.
Grand Bahama Development Co. Ltd.
Grand Bahama Power Co. Ltd.
Indigo Networks
Insurance Management (Bahamas) Ltd.
John S. George & Co. Ltd.
Jones Communications
Lucaya Service Co. Ltd.
Nassau Motor Co. — Leasing

Queen's College School
Water & Sewerage Corp.



Do your banking and pay your
bills when it suits you best,
24/7. Sign up for Royal Online
Internet Banking today and get 3
months absolutely FREE! *Offer
ends May 31, 2007. Call or visit
your nearest RBC Royal Bank of
Canada branch for more details.

Colors:
Brown

Black
Beige

1



PSAP PSA AA AWA AAA OO OMS OM OS

a Royal Bank

7 Cnn CECE tc PE SURE MAME RRS POET RU er CO CeC OMNIVOROUS LAC LAC us 13) (ei re) GF nada:

i

eh Ry CLL UL eRe LC

Rosetta St.



PAGE 6, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Giving or receiving of election bribes could lead to two years in prison

FROM page one

“money or valuable considera-
tion” or “meat, drink, enter-
tainment or provision to or for
any person” in order to be elect-
ed, has committed an offence.
“Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an election, who corruptly

Pret

accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall .‘*9 be guilty of an
offence against this Act,” it
adds.

It is also illegal to “agree or
contract for any money, gift,
loan, or valuable consideration,

office, place, or employment,”

in exchange for votes.

Members of the public have
also broken the law if they
“solicit from a candidate or
from any other person purport-
ing to be acting on behalf of a
candidate any money, gift, loan
or valuable consideration,
office, place or employment, for
himself or for any other person
in consideration of his voting

yma ms eR =

or agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election.”
The Act also says that any-
one who uses or threatens to
use “force, violence or restraint,
or inflict or threaten the inflic-
tion by himself or by or through
any other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any

other manner practice intimi-
dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,

impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion, shall be deemed to be
guilty of offence against this
Act.”

Parliamentary Election Act



THE following is Part Nine
of the Parliamentary Election
Act, under the heading: Various
Offence

94, Any person who —

(a) makes any false state-
ment, for the purpose of being
registered as a voter, or in
answer to any lawful enquiry
by a revising officer, returning
officer or presiding officer, or
for the purpose of making any
objection to the registration of
any other person as voter, or in
any oath or declaration taken
or made by him by virtue of any
of the requirements of this Act,
knowing such statement to be
false;

(b) makes an application as
some other person (whether liv-
ing, dead or fictitious) for the
registration of that person as a
voter;

(c) procures the registration
of himself or of some other per-
son (whether living, dead or fic-
titious) as a voter in any con-
stituency, knowing that he or
such other person is not enti-
tled to be registered in that con-
stituency;

(d) procures the removal
from the register for any con-
stituency of the name of any
person by making a false state-
ment which he knows to be
false, and knowing that such
person is entitled to have his
name on the register for that
constituency; or

(e) fails without lawful excuse
to comply with any order or
request lawfully given or made
to him by any revising officer
in accordance with any of the

provisions of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act, and any per-
son who aids, abets, counsels or
procures the commission of any
such offence shall also be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

95. (1) Any pers. who-

(a) votes at an election in any
polling division in any con-
stituency knowing that he is not
entitled or has ceased to be enti-
tled to vote in that division

(b) votes at an election more
than once;

(c) votes at an election as
some other person (whether
that other person is living or
dead or is a fictitious person); or

(d) at an election allows him-
self to be nominated as a candi-
date, knowing that he is not
duly qualified therefor in accor-
dance with the provisions of this
Act.

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(2) For the purposes of this
section a person who has
applied for a ballot paper for
the purpose of voting in person
shall be deemed to have voted.

(3) A person shall also be
guilty of an offence against this
Act if he knowingly aids, abets,
councils or procures some other
person to do an act which is, or
but for that other person's want
of knowledge would be, an
offence on the pari of that oth-
er person under the foregoing
provisions of this section.

Create X-citement

96. The following persons
shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act -

(a) every person who shall,
directly or indirectly, by him-
self or by any other person on
his behalf, give, lend, or agree to
give or lend, or shall offer,
promise or promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
money or valuable considera-
tion to or for any voter, or to or
far any person on behalf of any
voter, or to or for any person
in order to induce any voter to
vote or refrain from voting, or
shall do any such act as afore-
said on account of any such vot-
er having voted or refrained
from voting at any election;

(b) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself
or any other person on his
behalf give or procure, or agree
to give or procure, or offer,
endeavor promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
office, place or employment to
or for any voter, or to or for
any person on behalf of any vot-
er, or to or for any other person
in order to induce such voter to
vote, or refrain from voting or
shall do any such act as afore-
said on account of such voter
having voted or refrained trom
voting at any election;

(c) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself

‘or by any other person on his

behalf make any such gift, loan,
offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement as aforesaid, to or
for any person in order to
induce such person to procure
or endeavor to procure the
return of any person to serve in
the House of Assembly, or the
vote of any voter at any elec-

The new X-TRAIL is’ one off-roader that’s just as exhilarating on the asphalt. Its 2.5 litter

DOHC engine provides more than enough power to accelerate with conviction. And its rigid

body and advanced suspension make it feel almost like a sporty car.

X-treme off-road

abilities. X-treme on-road performance. X-treme practicality. The new Nissan X-TRAIL has it

NEW X-TRAIL



SHIFT. the future





tion of a Member of Parliament

‘therefor.

(d) every person who shall,
upon or in consequence of any
such gift, loan, offer, promise,
procurement or agreement, pro-
cure, or engage, or promise or
endeavor to procure the return
of any person to serve in the
House of Assembly or the vote
of any voter at any election of a
Member of Parliament there-
for;

(e) every person who shall
endeavor or pay, or cause to be
advanced or paid, any money
to or to the use of any other
person with the intent that such
money, or any part thereof,
shall be expended in bribery at
any election, or who shall know-
ingly pay or cause to be paid
any money to any person in dis-
charge or repayment of any
money wholly or endeavor
expend in bribery at any elec-
tion;

(f) every voter who shall
before or during any election
directly or indirectly by himself,
or by any other person on his
behalf, receive, agree or con-
tract for any money, gift, loan,
or valuable consideration,
office, place, or employment,
for himself or for any other per-
son, for voting or agreeing to
vote, or for refraining or agree-
ing to refrain from voting at any
election;

(g) every person who shall,
after any election, directly or
indirectly, by himself or by any
other person on his behalf
receive any money or valuable
consideration on account of any
person having voted or
refrained from voting, or having
induced any other person to
vote or refrain from voting, at
any election;

(h) every voter who shall
solicit from a candidate or from
any other person purporting to
be acting on behalf of a candi-
date any money, gift, loan or
valuable consideration, office,
place or employment, for him-
self or for any other person in
consideration of his voting or
agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election.

97. (1) Every person who
shall corruptly by himself, or by
or with any person or by any
other way or means on his
behalf at any time, either from
the date of the issue of the writ
of election under Part V, during
or after any election , directly or
indirectly, give or provide, or
cause to be given or provided,
or shall be accessory to the giv-
ing or providing, or shall pay,
wholly or in part, any expenses
incurred for any meat, drink,
entertainment or provision to
or for any person, in order to
be elected, or for being elect-
ed, or for the purpose of cor-
ruptly influencing such person,
or any other person to give or
refrain from giving his vote at
such election, or on account of
such person having-voted or
refrained from voting at such
election, shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

(2) Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an-election, who corruptly
accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall also be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

98.(1) Every person who --

(a) upon any public road or in
any public place within one
hundred yards of any building
in which a polling station is sit-
uated, seeks to influence any
elector to vote for any candi-
date or to ascertain for what
candidate any elector intends
to vote or has voted;

shall directly or indirectly by
himself or by any other person
on his behalf, make use of, or
threaten to make use of any
force, violence or restraint, or
inflict or threaten the infliction
by himself or by or through any
other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any
other manner practice intimi-

dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,
impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion,

shall be deemed to be guilty
of offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who with
intent to influence persons to
support or not support the elec-
tion of members of a political
party or to give or refrain from
giving their votes at an election,
uses or aids, abets, counsels or
procures the use of, any televi-
sion or other wireless transmit-
ting station outside The
Bahamas for the transmission
of any matter having reference
to an election otherwise than in
pursuance of arrangements
made with the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas
for it to be received and re-
transmitted by that Corpora-
tion shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(3) The court before whom a
person is convicted of an
offence under subsection (2)
may, if they think it just in the
special circumstances of the
case, mitigate or entirely remit
any incapacity imposed by
virtue of section 104 (2).

(4) Where any act or omis-
sion of an association or body of
persons, corporate or unincor-
porated, constitutes an offence
under sub-section (2), any per-
son who at the time of the act or
omission was a director, gener-
al manager, secretary or other
similar officer of the association
or body, or was purporting to
act in any such capacity, shall
be deemed to be guilty of the
offence unless he proves-

(a) that the act or omission
took place without his consent
or connivance; and

(b) that he exercised all such
diligence to prevent the com-
mission of the offence as he
ought to have exercised having
regard to the nature of his func-
tions in that capacity and to all
the unincorporated.

100.(1) Any person who at
any election behaves in a vio-
lent, offensive, disorderly or
insulting manner shall be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who at any
time on the day of an election
tampers, defaces or interferes
with a polling booth or obstructs
the entrance to any polling
place, or, obstructs or interferes
with any voter or loiters or does
any electioneering within one
hundred yards or hearing dis-
tance of a polling place, shall
be guilty of an offence against
this Act.

(3) A person shall not-

(a) print or publish, or cause
to be printed or published, any
bill, placard, or poster having
reference to an election or any
printed document distributed
for the purpose of promoting
or procuring the election of a
candidate; or

(b) post or cause to be posted
any such bill, placard or poster
as aforesaid: or

(c) distribute or cause to be
distributed any printed docu-
ment for the said purpose,
unless the bill, placard, poster or
document bears upon the face
thereof the name and address
of the printer and publisher.

(4) Any person who at a law-
ful public mecting to which this
subsection applies acts, or
incites others to act, ina disor-
derly manner or uses or aids or
abets the use by any other per-
son of a loud speaker or any

other instrument for the pur-
pose of preventing the transac-
tion of the business for which
the meeting was called together
is guilty of an offence against
this Act.

(6) Where any police officer
reasonably suspects any person
of committing an offence under
this section, he may if requested
so to do by the chairman of the
meeting require that person to
declare to him immediately his
name and address and, if that
person on being requested to
do so by the police officer refus-
es to give his name and address
he may be arrested by the
police constable.

(7) Any person who contra-
venes the provision of subsec-
tion (3) or who refuses to give
his name and address when’
requested under subsection (6)
or gives a false name or address
he shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(8) Any person who, or any
director of any body corporate
which, before or during an elec-
tion, for the purpose of effecting
the return of any candidate at
the election, makes or publish-
es any false statement of fact in
relation to the personal charac-
ter or conduct of the candidate
is guilty of an offence against
this Act, unless he can show
that he had reasonable grounds
for believing, and did believe,
the statement to be true.

(9) A person making or pub-
lishing any false statements of
fact: as aforesaid. may. be
restrained by interim or perpet-
ual injunction by the Supreme
Court from any repetition of
that false statement or of a false
statement of a similar character
in relation to the candidate and,
for the purpose of granting an
interim injunction, prima facie
proof of the falsity of the state-
ment shall be sufficient.

104. (1) Every person charged
with an offence which is a cor-
rupt practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
on information before the
Supreme Court and shall be
liable on conviction of any such
offence to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding two years
or to a fine not exceeding two
thousand dollars or to both such
imprisonment and such fine and
shall become incapable for a
period of seven years from the
date of his conviction of being
registered as a voter or of voting
at an election under this Act or
of being elected a Member of
Parliament, and if at that date
he has been elected a Member
of Parliament his seat shall be
vacated from the date of such
conviction,

(2) Every person charged
with an offence which is an ille-
gal practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
summarily before a magistrate
and shall be liable on convic-
tion of any such offence to a
tine not exceeding one thou-
sand dollars or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding three
months or to both such fine and
imprisonment and shall become
incapable for a period of three
years from the date of his con-
viction of being registered as a
voter or voting at an election
under this Act or of being elect-
ed a member of parliament, and
if at that date he has been elect-
ed a member of parliament his
seat shall be vacated from the
date of such conviction.

(3) Any appeal under the
provisions of the Criminal Pro-
cedure Code Act against a con-
viction in a Family Island under
the provisions of subsection (2)
shall lic to the Supreme Court.

(4) No person shall be prose-
cuted for an offence against this
Act unless such prosecution
shall be commenced within six
months next after the offence
was committed.

(5) A prosecution for a cor-
rupt practice shall not be insti-
tuted without the consent of the
Attorney-General.



THE TRIBUNE





MP claims PLP ©
has ‘performed an
economic miracle’

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

The PLP administration has
"performed an economic mira-
cle" over the past five years in
office, according to Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Ministry of
Finance Michael Halkitis.

The government has, and will
continue to demonstrate a com-
mitment to empowering Bahami-
ans, said the MP for the Adelaide
constituency and PLP candidate
for Golden Isles. He was address-
ing those in attendance at Tues-
day night's mass rally at Clifford
Park.

Mr Halkitis said that upon
coming to power in 2002, the PLP
inherited an economy which had
begun to stagnate.

Pressure
“Unemployment was high, the

economy was shrinking, govern-
ment revenues were under pres-

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7





Iasnion Fur.





Includes:
Power Lipstick - Full Size

New This Season

F'INISHINGSS Lipsticks in Strike it Rich,

Pamper-Me-Pink and Spice of Life.
Luxurious, vitamin-enriched shades for
luscious color with every smooth

Storm Lip Liner Pencil
Apple Red Mini Lip Gloss

sure and sinking, deficits were
widening," he said.
However, instead of "crying

and complaining" the PLP admin-
istration "got down to the busi-
ness of ensuring that the economy
was stabilised and put in a posi-
tion to grow."

No-additional taxes were put
in place, and tax breaks and
incentives were made available.

These included abolishing
stamp tax for first time home-
owners of houses valued at
$250,000 or less, and providing
duty exemptions on new taxis, jit-
neys and tour buses.

The government also set about
its agenda of empowering
Bahamians, said Mr Halkitis.

The venture capital fund was
established in 2005 - to assist
small businesses with expansion
funding, or entrepeneurs seeking
start-up capital.

Meanwhile, the Domestic

Independent
challenging
PM distributes
lettuce seeds

AN INDEPENDENT can-
didate who is challenging
Prime Minister Perry
Christie head-on in the gen-
eral election is distributing
packets of lettuce seeds,
inviting voters to “plant
these, and see what hap-
pens.”

Troy Rahming has issued a
100-day challenge to voters
in Farm Road-Centreville,
saying it’s time for fresh,
non-partisan voices in the
House of Assembly and the
kind of representation that
takes.care of people’s inter-
ests.

Like independent Clever
Duncombe in Golden Gates,
Mr Rahming believes the
time has come for real inde-
pendent representation in
parliament.

In his election pamphlet,
Mr Rahming has pledged
active involvement in con-
stituency affairs, claiming the
area has been neglected for
many years.

He cites poorly maintained
parks, broken road signs and
abandoned homesteads as
eyesores that need to be
tackled.

Mr Rahming also promises
to promote sports among the
area’s youth, work closely
with local churches, work for
the creation of two more
parks and push for speed
bumps to reduce traffic
speed. He also wants proper-
ly maintained street lights,
new road signs, and a service
club in every school.

If elected, Mr Rahming
said he would call for, among
others, a Freedom of Infor-
mation bill, an inner city
land bill, a Mayor of Bay
Street bill, and election of
senators.



@ PARLIAMENTARY secretary in the
Ministry of Finance Michael Halkitis.

Investment Board was created to
"streamline the process
of getting approvals," he noted.

Mr Halkitis said that the PLP
will "continue its programme of
wealth creation and economic
empowerment" if re-elected.

"Our vision is to create a busi-
ness environment that will
encourage and facilitate the start
of new businesses in order to cre-
ate new entrepreneurs, to encour-
age competition and thereby
improve the quality of goods and
services offered to the Bahami-
an consumer.” —

In this way, the foundation of
the economy will be strength-
ened, Mr Halkitis said.

He mentioned six new initia-
tives that will be introduced in
the PLP's next term, including
the establishment of a "small

business incubator programme"
to provide support services for
businesses, and a school of entre-
peneurship at the University of
the Bahamas.

A required course, "The basic
principles of owning and operat-
ing a business", will be introduced
to the high school curriculum.

Mr Halkitis said that the party
has demonstrated its commitment
to empowering Bahamians and
will continue to build'on this
foundation.

"So Tsay to you, to secure your
future, to secure the future of
your children and your children’s
children, vote for the party that
was conceived and born out of
the yearning and desire to uplift
every Bahamian that is down-
trodden and excluded," Mr Halki-
tis said.

PLP rally cancelled

LAST night's PLP rally at the Golden Gate's shopping centre was
cancelled at short notice yesterday afternoon.

Senator Philip Galanis, PLP campaign manager, said: "The Pro-
gressive Liberal Party...as a matter of respect for a local church that
had previously planned to conduct services in the Golden Gates
shopping centre this evening...have cancelled plans for our rally at

that site."

The mass rally in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, went ahead,
however, and the party encouraged people to attend their next mass
rally in New Providence, which will take place at Clifford Park on

Friday; at 7.30pm.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our
loyal supporters," said Mr Galanis.

Some commentators expressed surprise at the party's decision to
cancel the New Providence rally in light of the fact that all police,
defence force officers, and parliamentary staff, will go to the polls

tomorrow.

Pay SVS.

MRM RCL Ae a ALLA ie





Fragrance Free Cleansing Creme
Fragrance Free Skin Freshener I
Charm Key Ring





Kia OPIRUS -



Available at Mademoiselle

application.

Complete Color - Complete Luxury -

Completely You!

$17.50

One (1) Gift Per Customer, While Supplies Last.
Promotion date : April 19th - May 5th, 2007





an automobile of exceptional
luxury, comfort and sophistication

QOS

i
ARN QQ



Available in leather and cloth seats | AM/FM/Cassette/CD audio system
Front and rear air-condition
Woodgrain interior trim | Sunroof | Dual airbags
Keyless entry with security system

KIA’s flagship sedan is now
being specially priced
starting at $27,990



oO Award for "Most Appealing Premium Midsize Car”
; = | by J.D. Power and Assoclates 2005

«ID

The Power to Surprise”



~
VAV@e

He also wants a better bus
system and traffic control,
better courts and legal repre-
sentation, improved immi-
gration controls and more
help for small businessmen.

ONTHE SPOT FINANCING WITH

Lower level Town COMMONWEALTH BANK

OTT RAN AL

Thompson Blvd. + Oakes Field
SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED _ t. 242.326.6377° f. 242.326.6315

e. sanpin@coralwave.com

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH
ADVANTAGE INSURANCE
CL Tet RP Nel aN a te



(AEM A Noack)



at eva

x.

PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

30th Annual National Convention of the Baha’is
of The Bahamas

The Baha'is of The Bahamas will be holding their 30th National
Convention in New Providence April 28-29. In conjunction with
this, the Spiritual Assembly of New Providence invites the
public to attend an evening of celebration, praise, song and dance
on Saturday April 28, 8.p.m. at Workers House Ballroom. The event
Is free.

The Baha’is Faith, established in over 210 countries, was founded
164 years ago in Persia in 1844. It promotes the principles of the
unity and the oneness of mankind, while recognizing humanity’s
diversity of thought and cultural expression. The Faith views
humanity as one-family, created by an All-Loving Creator, and
that all divine Messengers and Prophets of God are part of the
same spiritual process of the upliftment and salvation of all on
earth. Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith said,
“Let your vision be would embracing.” The principles of universal
education and the establishment of world peace, the equality of men
and women and the harmony of science and religion are some of
basic tenets of The Baha’i Faith.

The Baha’i International Community has had a consultative
status at the United Nations since 1948 and has actively
participated in several international UN summits.

For more information on the Convention or Baha’: faith please
email isabaha@ yahoo.com or call 362-1408/424-0098 or visit the
websites www.bahai.org or www.ca.bahai.org.

| onumennesaummantnte
rthwood Univers ngratula
don

s

Vest Palm Beach ch, 2007 - Nor
Iniversity’s Florida campus is pleased to announce
that Amanda Benson is among the students listed
on the President’s List for the 2006-2007 Winter
chieve Presidents’s List status,
earned a minimum overall





THE TRIBUNE

ve

The Tribune's literacy
programme branches |
into the environment

THE Tribune’s “Newspaper
in Education” literacy pro-
gramme has partnered with the
Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology’s Bahamas
Environmental Education Pro-
gramme to plant Lignum vitae,
the national tree of the
Bahamas, in several schools
across New Providence.

The tree planting initiative
is part of this year’s observance
of Earth Day, which began
with the publication of a sup-
plement in The Tribune on Fri-
day, April 20.

“BEEP is pleased to partner
with The Tribune in this impor-
tant exercise,” said Beverly
Taylor, assistant director of
education at the Ministry of
Education, Science and Tech-
nology. “The success of BEEP
has been enhanced by an
extensive network of local,
regional and international part-
ners that have provided tech-
nical and/or financial resources
for the activities that fall under
the programme’s various com-
ponents.

“These partnerships contin-
ue to provide support and
guidance toward the growth
and development of BEEP.
Through their commitment, a
sustainable future in a healthy
Bahamas will become a reality
for all citizens of this nation.
The Tribune joins this distin-
guished list of partners,” she
said. :

Symbol

The Lignum vitae is com-
monly known as the Tree of
Life. "We chose the national
tree of the Bahamas for this
initiative because we wanted
school children to have a real
example of a national symbol

Now is the Smart time to buy a Ford.
Get huge savings on 2006 models. .

2007 FORD 500
LEATHER LOADED 3.0L V6

SmartChoice

See the full line of your favourite Ford vehicles at

FRIENDLY MOTORS LTD «

THOMPSON BOULEVARD ¢ TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094



PART OF YOUR LIFE

EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com * WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com









Hi STUDENT representatives join Sean D Moore, marketing manager of The Tribune; Jennice
Johnson, teacher; Janice Moss, vice-principal; Portia Sweeting, education officer; Beryl Gray,
principal, for the tree planting ceremony

in their midst, while also speak-
ing to how important trees are
in performing the important
job of increasing the levels of
oxygen in the air and filtering
out some of the pollutants we
produce,” said Sean Moore,
marketing manager of The Tri-
bune. “We also want to play a
part in making children more
aware of trees on the Protected
Tree list in the Bahamas.”
"We have a Yellow Elder
plant on our campus, but not a
Lignum vitae tree," said Mrs
Beryl Grey of Oakes Field Pri-





Colonial Shutters

mary. "I was happy to allow *?
our school to be the first to &
participate in this initiative. *y
The teachers and children of
my school join me in com-
mending the Ministry of Edu- '
cation and The Tribune for *,
their efforts to bring awareness *
to the important role trees play .
in the life of the community.”
The Lyford Cay Club and .
Bahamas Waste donated the a!
trees. “
-s

.?

*

cd

@ BERYL Gray, principal, ;

and Marvin Sands, teacher at
Oakes Field Primary School,

admire the Lignum Vitae tree -
prior to planting. *

¢

*

a

e

et

"

‘e

.*

*

Fa

=
*

*

‘

SUMMER bs
SPECIAL .
‘

*
’
zt,

now through â„¢
August 30th *.
‘
a
“e
*
5

¢ All custom made shutters are
manufactured to order and take J |
from 6 to 12 weeks for manufacturing. | Fh SY ;

¢ Shutters available in 8 standard colors. ™\'

¢ No job is too large or small. \\

“vee

Bahama Top Shutters

Don’t leave it to the last minute to prepare!

ALL PRODUCTS MADE TO ORDER AT OUR FACTORY ON TEDDER STREET!
Tel: 326-4121 » Factory Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm





THE TRIBUNE



Some people are building legacy of hate

STRAIGHT UP

[race spending a life
time in politics and being
remembered more for your hatred
of another than for your contri-
bution to that field. This is true of
some of our politicians today.

When we think about them, we
will not recall any outstanding
laws championed by them.
Rather, we will recall how they
vilified and demonised someone
who they thought robbed them
of something they felt was theirs.

We will not identify them with
any policies that made life better
for Bahamians. Rather, we will
remember how arrogantly they
suggested that thousands of peo-
ple could not choose to like, love
or follow that person they could
not displace or replace as leader.

Though they would have spent
decades on the political frontline,
it will seem that their contribu-
tions in those years were
mediocre compared to the out-
standing job they did trying to
put down that political competitor
they could not defeat.

The contribution of these
politicians cannot be denied. Yet,
it may be near impossible to recall
those contributions given the
much more memorable job they
do hating on certain political per-
sonalities. That is sad.

Hatred is a poor character trait
in anyone. It is especially poor in
those who say they are leaders.
Hatred is responsible for many
of our greatest inhumanities to
each other. Murder, rape and
racism all result from hatred. It
seems rather odd that people who
say they fight against these
wrongs turn around and practise
the very thing that breeds them.

THE ROOT OF HATRED

| he root of all hatred is

an inflated ego. That is,
people who are overly concerned
about their own interests and
needs are vulnerable to hatred.
They simply disregard the views,
interests and gains of others to
pursue their own.

Even people who pretend that
what they are doing is a matter of
community or national interest
are only self-deceived if they are
motivated by hatred. Ego is a me-
ism that makes personal desires
’ the driving force behind what one
does.

Ego makes a man blame others
for his lack of success. Take the

ler





cedes-Benz
Teeter your new C-Class
_§-passenger luxury
sedan filled with elegance. The powerful
‘C-Class is a prestigious high performance
vehicle that's stylish, comfortable and

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9



ZHIVARG

fellow who runs for leadership tn
a democratic process and fails.
Rather than accept that not
enough people wanted him to
lead them, he turns to the one
they did elect and condemns him
as until.

The truth is that his ego was
crushed by his loss. He was
embarrassed by being rejected by
the majority of those who voted.
Rather than accept this as part of
the process, he tends to hate him-
self in a sense because his ambi-
tion was denied by the free choice
of the many. ;

‘Yo cure his self-hatred and
restore his sense of self-worth, he
must often find it necessary to
put down the one to whom he
lost. By putting down another and
making him no good, he is lifted
up and becomes good in his own
mind.

Of course, the hater cannot see
this. He sees himself as acting as a
normal person, especially when
he is surrounded by a band of
merry-men cheering him on,

HATE IS HATE NO MATTER
HOW IT IS DRESSED

NX

S ometimes, the ego-driven
hater will say that he does
not hate anyone at all. He will
say that he simply does not
believe that he is the person so
many others think he is. The truth
is, though, that he is a hater; his
venomous and injurious words
prove that he is. His obsession
over years with demonising that
individual both privately and pub-
licly contirms his hatred. His cal-
lous disregard for that individual

confirms his hatred.

It docs not matter if you smile
with someone when you see
them; you can still hate them. In
fact, many condemn those they
hate with good gestures.

Remember Judas’s kiss? It
does not matter if you admire cer-
tain qualities in a person; you can
still hate them. Indeed, jealousy
of a man’s gift leads many to hate
such a man. Just saying that you
don t late someone does not
mean you don’t hate them.

The truth is, many haters know
how petty, small-minded and

TALK

O RAR aainise

wicked it is so they are ashamed
to admit to it.

The true sign that one hates is
what one does. Miriam-Webster’s
dictionary defines hatred as “prej-
udiced hostility or animosity”.
The Catholic Encyclopedia online
makes the following, point about
hatred: “Hatred in general is a
vehement aversion entertained
by one person for another, or for
something more or less identified
with that other. Theologians com-
monly mention two distinct
species of this passion. One (odi-
um abominations, or loathing) is
that in which the intense dislike is
concentrated primarily on the
qualities or attributes of a per-
son, and only secondarily, and as
it were derivatively, upon the per-
son himself. The second sort (odi-
um inimicitiae, or hostility) aims
directly at the person, indulges a
propensity to see what is evil and
unlovable in him, feels a fierce
satisfaction at anything tending
to his discredit, and is keenly
desirous that his lot may be an
unmixedly hard one, either in
general or in this or that speci-
fied way.”



HATRED DOES NOT HELP
OUR NATION

Hatred will not serve the noble
ends of our nation. Those who
hate and who push it are not
going to help our national cause.
Whether that hatred is channelled
toward people of a certain skin
colour, political persuasion, eth-
nicity or personality, it will harm
us as a people and not help us.

Those who become better
known for appearing to hate
another than for contributing to
the national cause do great harm
to their legacy. Perhaps they can
heal their own hurt by repenting
and choosing the path of love.

It was Martin Luther King Jr
who said: “Hatred paralyses life;
love releases tt. Hatred confuses
life; love harmonises it. Hatred
darkens lite: love illuminates it.”

It is only too late to repent of

hate and turn to love when death
frowns on us. This means ‘that
now ts a good time for the haters
to repent.

Salar
out of winter into

remarkably safe.





>



Exclusive authorized Dealer in The Bahamas for Mercedes-Benz.



64



TYREFLE* STAR MOTORS



ante



Tel: 325-4961 © Fax: 323-4667 * Wulff Road

—



NATIT HT RAEN TN



HL MOTTTTENTE ATER OTT ROPE IIY PETE





CHRISTIE AND
INGRAHAM

|: is hard to accept Prime
Minister Perry Christie’s
harsh and often offensive descrip-
tions of Hubert Ingraham these
days. Mr Christie and Mr Ingra-
ham were law partners and
friends for years upon years.

If Mr Christie believes what he
has recently been saying about
Mr Ingraham, then how did he
manage to stay friends and law
partners with him for so long?
How is it that he could have kept
company with such a man?

Indeed, how is it that the late
Sir Lynden Pindling regarded Mr
Ingraham so highly, even to the
extent of calling him his favourite
son? Something is not right, not
with the letter or spirit of Mr
Christie’s recent talk about Mr
Ingraham.

Perhaps the truth is that des-
peration has caused Mr Christie
to turn wickedly on his friend.
Perhaps, Mr Ingraham is now see-
ing that he had more an associate
than a friend. You see, Mr Ingra-
ham attacks Mr Christie’s per-
formance but Mr Christie attacks
Mr Ingraham’s person.

In a way, the story of these two
men is quite ironic. Mr Christie is
regarded as the gentle leader who
cares about people, yet he spits
out great venom against Mr
Ingraham. On the other hand, Mr
Ingraham is regarded as the
strong leader, yet he does not spit
out venom against Mr Christie.

This irony, however, spreads
wide, for many men who are
mounting platforms against Mr
Ingraham these days are mean-
spirited bruisers. Yet, Mr Ingra-
ham says nothing about them and
leaves them as though they are



saints whose closets have only
clean linen. I support this way; it
is the way of Christ. It is better to
leave the haters to their own
devices. They always wreck them-
selves.

Expressions Boutique
New Arrivals

Rosetta & Montgomery Sts.
Tel: 356-4588



THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

GG ate and mistrust
are the children of
blindness.” Sir

William Watson




The Value In An

International Network:

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

H By JESSICA ROBERTSON

WM RICHARD Sawyer, Realtor
Oceanfront homes, quaint

eachside cottages, luxurious
condos and vacant land dotted
all over The Bahama island
chain are being featured in
some of the world’s most
prominent newspapers and
magazines, offering a new
realm of qualified buyers an
opportunity to discover what
the Bahamas has to offer.
Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty offers
its clients access to an
incredible array of marketing
opportunities as well as
valuable tools unique to the



eight properties for sale: with >

a group out of the United
Kingdom who disclosed that
the Sotheby’s brand gave them
the ultimate comfort to list their
property with me. This brand
coupled with the reputation of
Damianos Realty has resulted
in a local company with
an international network _ that
is unmatched by any other in
the Bahamas,” he says.

Another Nassau-based
agent recently received a
referral from a Sotheby's
associate in New York and
sold a $3.5 million dollar
home in Exuma.

Top Producing estate agent
Mark Hussey, who joined the
company around the time the
association with Sotheby’s
was being cemented, says the
Sotheby’s brand definitely

sells itself.
“When I’m dealing

with a potential buyer who
has had exposure to the
Sotheby’s brand, there is an
almost instant comfort level
established even if this is their
first time here,” he says, “first

:publications
“Preview”

including
- the —Sotheby’s
Auction House Magazine, and
“Reside” the newest addition
to the Sotheby’s International
Realty network.
These magazines are
circulated worldwide and
the in-house publications are
prominently featured in every
one of the 126 offices in 17
countries worldwide.
-Bahamian properties are
alsomarketed onthe Damianos
Sotheby’s International Realty
website (www.SIRbahamas.
com) and the Sotheby’s
International Realty website
(www.SothebysRealty.com)
which in the fourth quarter of
2006 recorded 177,891 unique
visitors each month. Each
property on the site is viewed
an average of 346 times.
Because of the heightened
interest in The Bahamas and
the tremendous increase in
Damianos Sotheby’s business,
the company is always on
the lookout for additional
qualified agents.

“Inclusion in the vast global network has afforded
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty greater access
and exposure in the neighbouring United States as well as
in the United Kingdom and European market.”

company. These — include
international print advertising,
glossy brochures, affiliation
with a world renowned brand
and access to the extensive
Sotheby’s network.

2006 ‘Top Producer
Richard Sawyer, who_ first
Joined Damianos Realty nine
years ago, says the Sotheby’s
connection has done wonders
for his clients and for him as
an agent.

“have secured a number
of new listings based purely on
the strength of the Sotheby’s
Brand. | just recently listed

of all they know that they can
trust me as a realtor, and they
know, because of what they.
have come to expect from
Sotheby’s that the properties
I'm showing them are right on
target.”

Bahamian homes _ listed
with Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty — are
marketed in The Wall Street
Journal, The Robb Report,
Luxury Real Estate Magazine,
Unique Homes and the duPont
Registry as well as in an
impressive lineup of Sotheby’s



“We are certainly interested
in employing — additional
agents to complement. our
seasoned professional team.
With our solid background
in the Bahamian real estate
market since 1945 and our
affiliation with Sotheby's
International Realty, we have
a lot to offer,” says Damianos
Sotheby's International
Realty Director of Operations
Maxine Hussey.

Damianos Sotheby’s has
offices in Nassau, Lytord
Cay, Abaco and Eleuthera
with associates in Exuma and
Grand Bahama. They market
properties of all sizes and
value located throughout The
Bahamas. Their qualified team
boasts over one hundred and
thirty five years of combined
experience, and regularly goes
the extra mile when it comes
to customer service.

For more information log
on to www.SIRbahamas.com.



PAGE 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



oastal awareness volunteers clear u
1,500 pounds of trash in South Beach |

MORE than 100 local volun-
teers turned out to participate in
the Coastal Awareness Day

beach clean-up as part of

Coastal Awareness Month in
the Bahamas.

The volunteers teamed-up at
South Beach to clear the coast
of an overwhelming amount of

NEW, ARR

kids sanda

trash.

The Girl Guides held their
own clean up at Long Wharf
beach across from their head-
quarters.

Sponsors of the event include
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services, who
donated trucks and containers,

wt

ALS
S

@

Madeira Shopping Plaza ¢ 328-0703
Marathon Mall ¢ 393-6113
RND Plaza, Freeport ¢ 351-3274







FP556



the Caribbean Bottling Com-
pany which donated all drinks
for volunteers, the Kiwanis
Club of Cable Beach and Dol-
phin Encounters.

“We all know that trash is
having a negative affect on our
country impacting our social
and economic well-being,” said
Earlston McPhee director of
sustainable development for the
Ministry of Tourism and chair-
man of the Coastal Awareness
Committee. “During Coastal
Awareness Month we are hold-
ing a number of events — such as
the beach clean up — to educate
the public and to offer real solu-
tions to people that collectively
will help us as a developing
country and as a tourist desti-
nation.”

The committee, a group of
stakeholders from the private
and public sectors with an inter-
est in promoting the sustainable
development of the Bahamas,
hosted the clean-up as part of
their month-long activities
designed to educate the public
about the importance of pre-
serving Our coast.

After hours cleaning up the
beach, volunteers sorted their
refuse by type and wrote down
their findings on detailed data
cards.

These data cards will be sub-
mitted to the Ocean Conser-
vancy and the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust by Dolphin Encounters
— Project BEACH to help them
continue to track common types
of litter and try to prevent these
items from ending up on our
beaches in the future.

“The results of the clean-up
are tremendous,” said Sophia
Smith, a member of the Edu-
cation Department at Dolphin
Encounters. “In four hours we
collected 5,553 items of debris,
cleaned one and a quarter miles
of beach, filled 50 trash bags
and collected a total of 1,500
pounds of trash.”

Volunteers worked hard to
remove the trash and com-
mented on what they found lit-
tered throughout the lush man-
groves found in the South
Beach area.

“People should really respect
the mangrove areas and not
trash them,” said Andre Coop-
er, a student of the College of
the Bahamas, whose biogenetics

teacher Lionel Johnson encour-

aged his students to participate
in the clean-up. “Mangroves act
as hurricane buffers to our
coast, they filter our water, and
act as a nursery to many marine
animals. They serve an impor-
tant purpose.”

Portia Sweeting, education
officer of the Ministry of Edu-
cation, Science and Technology,
who helped organise the clean
up, also saw the student’s par-
ticipation as a tremendous
learning opportunity. “All the
values and skills we like to instill
in our students we cannot
always teach in a formal class-
room setting. Being outside in

this environment, the students
see the mangroves and learn
about why we need to protect
them. This was not just a clean
up but an opportunity to teach
everyone involved why we need
to preserve our coasts.

“Kiwanis is a global service
organisation committed to help-
ing the community,” said Rudy
Cornish, chairperson of the
community service committee
for the Kiwanis Club of Cable
Beach. “We had plans for a
beach clean-up later in the year
and decided to join forces with
the Coastal Awareness Com-
mittee to participate in the
South Beach clean-up. This was
an important task and we were
happy to be a part of preserving
our coasts.”

April has been officially pro-
claimed Coastal Awareness
Month in the Bahamas by the
prime minister and the com-
mittee has month-long activi-
ties planned that the public are
invited and encouraged to
attend.

There are five main threats
that affect coastlines: pollution,
invasive species, climate change,
overfishing and habitat destruc-
tion. The committee will focus
on pollution as a theme for this
year’s campaign, as it is one of
the biggest problems that
threaten the Bahamian coasts.

The committee will also host,
in collaboration with its part-
ners both in the public and pri-
vate sectors:

e a harbour clean-up on Sat-
urday, April 28 from 8am to
2pm; the public is invited to
attend

¢ an educational marine exhi-
bition at the Marathon Mall
trom Monday, April 23 through
Friday, April 27 at the Mall of
Marathon

e a national school science
competition on Thursday, April
26 at 2pm at the Mall of
Marathon

e field trips for students to
Dolphin Encounters on Blue
Lagoon Island and Dive Stuart
Cove

There will also be a National
Church Service on Sunday,
April 29 at Coral Harbour
Beach, at 10.30am. The com-
mittee said all are welcome.

As this is a national initiative,
beach clean-ups and other
coastal awareness activities are
planned for the islands of Aba-
co, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera,
Exuma and San Salvador.

“Al beneficiaries of the
tourism industry must take an
interest and active role in con-
serving the resources of this
vital industry, particularly in
growing small island develop:
ing states like the Bahamas,”
said Mr McPhee. “As we
depend on the tourism indus-
try for approximately 75 cents
of each dollar in earned foreign
exchange, the economic sustain
ability of the Bahamas hinges
on our ability to maintain the
natural beauty of these islands

Excellent Job Opportunity

4

f

eS

see

a

ay



@ MORE than 100 volunteers spanned over a mile to clean up! =
South Beach during the Coastal Awareness Beach Clean Up “v



a CLEARING Mangroves. Cnfortuastely; a ween eal of ey
trash was caught in the large mangrove area of South Beach.
Mangroves act as barriers during hurricanes, are a nursery for "
marine life and act as a filter for water.



H EDISON Deleveaux of the Department of Marine Resources
and students work together to clear debris from South Beach



@ DR Redding of the College of the Bahamas (left) records the
data of each item collected by Earlston McPhee of the Ministry
of Tourism and student during the Coastal Awareness Beach
Clean Up at South Beach. The data is then send to the Ocean
Conservancy which tracks worldwide pollution. '

Junior Graphic Designer

We are secking an individual with the
ability to think creatively in a fast-paced,
team oriented environment.
The candidate must possess a keen sense of

design combined with an ability to handle

multiple print-based projects with guidance. :
Plus Group of Companies is an established “
Bahamian owned group that is growing &
continuing to build it’s team of professionals
in various areas.

We offer a competitive salary & benefits
package as well as ongoing professional
training & development.

Skills Required:

¢ Working knowledge in Adobe Photoshop”,

Are you passionate about CS2 and iCrazy for iMac?
Do you have a sense for AWESOME design and strong alignment?

If we've piqued your interest, Let’s Talk!

(R)

Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®,

Adobe Acrobat®, QuarkXpress®,

Freehand MX®, Microsoft Office® & Mac OS X

A strong work ethic with a high attention to detail
A desire to improve & open to learning new skills
¢ A well organised, neat person with an exceptional
administrative ability

¢ A punctual & efficient dmekeeper

¢ An enthusiastic team player able to work with
many different departments






FURNITURE

x vo Mecano

rt
2

Limited



Furniture + ° » Appliances « ° Electronics

Please submit your application and a sample fra
your portfolio by Mail to:
Director of Human Resources
The Plus-Group
P.O. Box N713
Nassau, Bahamas

or eMail:
We thank all applicants, however only those selected
for an interview will be contacted.

jobs@theplusgrp.com





THE TRIBUNE

Silence
‘FROM page one

the Bahamas is required — under the terms
of the Inter-American Democratic Char-
ter — to hold “free and fair elections”, and
may seek advisory services or assistance
from the OAS to strengthen their clec-
toral institutions and processes,
Similarly, a representative from the
United Nations told The Tribune that if
the UNi is called upon, “the assistance will
be given”, however only with consent of
‘the member state”.
'. “Unless this request comes, the UN
cannot dispatch a group because that
*would encroach on the sovereignty of the
.Member state,” he said.
2 » However, other international agencies
“said they are taking note of the May 2
ction and are documenting reports of
sie money, and goods being exchanged
(fr promised votes in favour of the gov-
‘efning PLP party.
; ® However, to some in favour of
: “encouraging voters” to one side or the
‘other, the practice of issuing $200, $300,
‘or $400 per vote is something that is not
s“qutside of the norm”.
~“~Under the Bahamas Parliamentary
Elections Act, persons found guilty of
offering or receiving gifts for votes can
an a maximum of two years in prison, a
000 fine (or both), or even be banned
%6m taking part in any other elections for
Ven years as voter or Member of Parlia-
nt.
' te And the Corruption Online Research
*and Information System (CORBIS) calls
wthe direct bribing of voters by politicians
of the most blatant manifestations of
ipeaitical corruption that exists.
¥\‘The practice — proscribed by most
papal legislations — is fueled by money
atha

at is not properly accounted for at best,
;from criminal sources at worst,” the
CORBIS website reads.
.“ Yesterday the Parliamentary Commis-
toner reissued a public notice reminding
“persons that no one shall be allowed to
‘garry any recording device into any
premises where balloting is being con-
ducted. This includes cell phones, cameras
or other photographic equipment.
The statement said that this would con-
. stitute an offence under the Parliamen-
itary Election Act, chapter seven.
‘Parliamentary Registrar Mr Bethel said
,that despite seeing the press reports of
‘allegations of cash being given out for
‘votes in Grand Bahama, and jobs in New
‘Providence — both in exchange for votes
wfor the PLP — no allegations have been
emade to him directly.
te -*He said that if such claims are brought
.to. him, he will turn them over to police.
~ The opposition FNM has said it intends
to make a formal police complaint about
the allegations in Grand Bahama, and
“earlier this week Police Commissioner
*Paul Farquharson said that all allegations
‘af election corruption should be brought
rea the attention of his officers.

Pa






x)

%Fa%

#84 aX









F & Woodward’s Gripe © )
« Water \
Charmin 0 with
Giant Roll, 10 % Off i fave. |
Flex Hair Products, =. be
Mitchum & | .



FROM page one

Christian Council on Tuesday.

Having served as the council’s vice president for
three years, he suceeeds the Rey Dr William ‘Thomp-
son, who could not offer for re-election,
having served the maximum term ol three consecutive
years.

The election of Bishop Humes, national overseer of

the Church of God in the Bahamas, has ended the
domination of the council’s presidency by Baptist
clergymen.

The succession of Baptist presidents included Bish-
op Simeon Hall, Bishop Samucl Greene and Dr
Thompson.

Bishop Humes is the first Pentecostal president
since Bishop Albert Hepburn in the carly 1990s.

The annual general mecting on Tuesday, held at the
Bahatnas Baptist Convention headquarters on Baillou
Hill Road, had a 100 per cent representation, accord-

“LOCAL NEWS

Christian Council

ing to Rev Dr CB Moss, adoinistrative assistant to
the president.

Following his election, Bishop [fumes said his agen-
da will include efforts to unite the churches in the
Bahamas.

“We have a lolol these fragmented churches, with
different personalities,” he stated. “f think we have to
vo back to the whole fundamental reason for the
chuseh, which is to lift up and exhort Jesus Christ.’

Bishop Humes added that personalities “should
not play any part in denomination,

“Everything is based around the group’s trust in an
individual as leader. It also brings more accountabil-
ity in the church. The church has to become effective
in this nation.”

Bishop Humes alluded to the massive support polit-
ical leaders can command during general election

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11




church leaders get up and speak you wonder where
the loyalty of the people are.

“Also, we need to see the church’s leadership being
the moral gatekeepers for this country. We ought nol
to blame the escalation of violent crimes in this cou
try on the government, it is a sin problem.

“That should not be an issue for the politicians,
but rather it should be an issue for the church’s lead-

ership because sin’s stronghold is the power the dev-

il has over our country.

“Our young people are not coming to church in
the manner they should be coming to church. Yes. we
have a godly group coming in, but the young people
are not coming in the manner they should be coming
to worship. We are saddened that our Sunday schools
and our Sabbath schools are dwindling in number.
The impact of the church is not being felt in the inner
city.” ;
Bishop Humes believes the reason young people fi F
not attending church in droves is the economic si!

10% Off

Cuprofen, Earex, Meltus,
Merocaine, Meroceis,
Paramol, Ralgex, Syndol

Almay Deodorant

10% Off

Dr Miracle’s

10% Off

Palmer’s

campaigns, pointing out that by contrast, “when the

Aeroplane disappears

FROM page one

"If someone can get on the ramp and
move an airplane without anybody
being able to explain it, all of the con-
cerns that we've had with respect to
terrorism all of the concerns that our
neighbours have had with respect to
terrorism, raise their ugly head," said
Mr Bannister.

The Bahamas’ proximity to dhe US
makes the issue all the more alarming,
he added.

FNM candidate for North Andros,
Shandrice Rolle, is one of the principals
at Western Air.

Mr Bannister also FNM party
chairman — said that over and above
speculation about any possible political
motivation, his, and Western Air's,
major concern is the “safety implica
tions for Bahamians, about the safety of
our airports and the safety ol our skies”.

The lawyer said that those with statu-

tory authority for security at the air"

port must be held to account for the
lapse.

He said: "It is incoiceivable that a
large commercial airplane can disap-
pear from the Nassau International Air-

port without any trace or explanation,
particularly as access to the ramps ts
supposed to be strictly controlled. and
there is supposed to be 24 hour sur-
veillance (at the airport)."

"Our chents are therefore mystified
that this can happen in 2007."

Despite officials agreeing that with
the amount of fuel the plane contained
at the time of take-off the aircralt
would have been required to touch
ground again at some point yesterday,
at press ime no reports of the plane's
whereabouts were forthcoming.

Meanwhile, it is not known what
action, if any, the security officer who
heard the engine start at 1.13am took to
check whether the aircraft! was sched:
uled to fly at that time.

One inside source at the airport stat-
ed that he had concerns about security
procedure — particularly in view of the
fact that a number of planes have been
stolen from the airport in recent years.

"There seems to be a disconnect
between security and the control tower
to say whether the guy is operating
legally or illegally.

"There has to be some procedure
where security should be able to call
air traffic and say I can hear this plane

Arraigned in court

FROM page one

Mckenzie and of causing harm to Mckenzie on Wednesday, April 18.
Magistrate Gomez told Durham that he would not be granted bail because
of the ‘kidnapping charge against him. The case was adjourned to July 3 and

transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street.

A hostage situation unfolded in the Yamacraw Hill community Tuesday
morning forcing dozens of arnied police officers to block off several hundred
metres of Yamacraw Road. Initial reports indicated that a woman and child
were being held in a residence at gunpoint by a man.

Pine-Sol Liquid
A480z
Including New Scent:
Mountain Energy



Huggies
Baby Shapes |
dumbo




. doy Liquid
Country
» Lemon 380z

$3.39



























inet





York, Toronto, Cayman Islands,

administration to over

* a team plaver,

brbahamas(@citco.com You can find more

starting up, is it OK to leave? There
has to be a connection," said the source,

The insider suggested that there
needs to be an overhaul of security,
particularly as it relates to procedure

‘in incidences such as yesterday morn-

mig.

Ruth Bowe Darville, managing part-
ner at Desmond Bannister's law part-
nership. lold the press yesterday that
she had acted-on behalf of a man only
fast year whose plane — although

smaller than the Western Air stolen |

yesterday —— disappeared under "very
similar circumstances."

Chis plane was later located in
Jamaica,

On behalf of Western Air. Mr Ban-
nister said he wished to advise members
of the travelling public that the com-
pany is doing everything it can to min-
imise delays, however, several flights
were set back yesterday morning.

When contacted yesterday afternoon
about the plane's suspicious leave of
absence. US embassy authorities
said that they had not been made
aware.

However, Greg Floyd, political and
economic officer. said that in light of
the information that had reached them,
the embassy would alert the Federal
Aviation Authorities, and the Trans-
port Security Administration, and
would wish to assure Government that
they will do everything they can to
USSISL,

Attempts to contact minister
of Transport and Aviation, Glenys
Hlanna-Martin, were unsuccessful yes-
terday.

Permanent secretary Archie Nairn
asked The Tribune to contact general
manager of the Airport Authority for
comment on the issue, however, the
general manager Was in a meeting, and
did not return messages up to press
ume.

Ee

Citco Fund Services is a division of the Citeco Group of Companies and 1s
the largest independent administrator of Hedge Funds in the world with
offices in Curacao, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, Miami, New
the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas.
Bermuda. San Fri ancisco and Sydney. The division provides full service
2.000 Hedge Funds for. multinational banks and
international Investment “Managers, ‘totaling over $420 billion in net assets.



As part of our coutinued expansion in our office in the Bahamas, we are
looking fora number of motivated and pro-active

(Senior) Investor Relations Administrators

who are capable of providing excellent customer service, in an international!
and dynamic environment, for our clients who consist of shareholders and
international investment managers within those Hedge Funds. The Investor
Relations Administrator is the main contact for the shareholder, i investor,
investment managers, advisors, and third parties, as appropriate.

|
Your most important tasks and responsibilities are:
* perform shareholder record keeping and report shareholder information
to the appropriate parties
© maintain contact with shareholders/investors, investment managers,
banks and brokers
° supervise and guide the Assistant Investor Relations Administrators
¢ handle payment transactions
© liaise with clients and other Citco offices, to ensure that client needs are

© a bachelors degree in administration, economics or business related area
* affinity wih figures
able to cope with individual responsibilities

* ability fo multi-task and operate ina fast-paced working env ironment
* highly accurate with outstanding communication skills

ew orking experience in the financial area is an advantage

We offer you: a challenging job in a rapidly expanding international company,
with an informal company culture. You will have the opportunity to bros iden
your knowledge with excelent prospects for a further international carce

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Curriculum Vitae
and covering letter via c-mail at ihe latest on May 4, 2007 to: Citco Fund
Services (Bahamas) Ltd., att. Managing Director, Human Resources Manager:
information about our

|
|
I
|
|
The suceessful candidate should meet the following criteria:
|

organization, ou our website: www.citco.com







cesses are being realised in today’s Bahamas.

— Court hearing
" set for June
FROM page one

was a good day for me i
court.”

When asked when he would
be taking his daughter, Dan-
nielynn, out of the country he
replied, “Pretty soon.’

Birkhead said yesterday that
a passport and a name change
on his daughter’s birth certilt:
cate are all “in the works.” Birk+
head stopped to pose for pic-
tures with several onlooker3
before leaving in a black Cadil-
lac jeep.

Howard K Stern noted that
all parties had been asked not 19
speak about the court proceed:
ings.

“T can say that I'm hinciat
with today’s results. ‘The whold
process has been very difficult.’
he said.

The custody hearing was
adjourned to June 8. Although
local attorneys as well as parz
ties involved in the matter
appear tightlipped on all court
proceedings, just hours after
yesterday’s hearing tabloid web4
site TMZ.com reported that
“sources” claimed that Birk:
head had been granted permis-
sion by the court to take his
daughter out of the Bahamas
with the stipulation that he have
her back in the country for the
custody hearing in June.

Smith gave birth to Dan-
nielynn at Doctor’s Hospital in
September, days before her 20-
year-old son, Daniel. died at her
bedside. Smith herself died in
Florida in February at the ag-
39.












PAGE 12, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Moss walks away

FOR the ninth consecutive
year, Phillip Moss walked his
way to victory in the Atlantic
Medical Insurance Limited
annual’ Fun Walk while BT'C
Bahamas showed the true
meaning of corporate power by
winning the coveted group
award with over 200 hundred

employees participating in the
event.

Around 2,000 early birds
flocked to Montagu Beach tor
the highly anticipated walk,
which began at 6.15am on Sat-
urday April 21.

Walkers followed the route
from Montagu Beach heading

west on Shirley Street and turn-
ing north on Church Street over
the new Paradise Island Bridge.

The large group then made
their way east of the bridge to
the Paradise Island Golf Course
before heading back their start-
ing point via the old Paradise
Island Bridge.















daar

ws







P

cS inthday

on your

Birthda

From your loving
family and friends.



Said Darren Bastian, senior
account executive at Atlantic
Medical: “We are pleased that
the public has once again sup-
ported our event is such over-
whelming numbers. Last year
over 2,000 people registered
and this year we are right at the
2,000 mark in participation.

“This ts evidence that the
Bahamian public believes in
what we are doing and are con-
cerned about the health of our
nation. Events such as this are
also important to the govern-
ment’s health and wellness ini-
tiative and we encourage our
people to live healthy and exer-
cise regularly.

“We must keep in mind that
the health of a nation is the
wealth of a nation and our
future depends on tt. Healthy
living should be a national effort










Bank
N Financing
be" Available
is on the

RZ ; pret
LY if \ S



Geer

Wy anon ergs vy AN pg eS irene end MMA NM AMHR OAS RRNA NRHA RM RRREMACONAR GER:



erbossdvesnereennenvnre syevoeny Anbeatesanytennvenninta

and a healthy nation is impor-
tant as we develop as a coun-
try,” he said.

Last year almost $40,000 was
donated to the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association.

Once again this year, the
funds from the walk in both
Nassau and Freeport will be
donated to these charities.

“We believe in these chari-
ties and realise that is impor-
tant for us to raise the level of
awareness on diseases such as
cancer and diabetes,” said Mr

’ Bastian.

The main objective of the
walk is to encourage and cre-
ate an increased awareness of
healthy living.

“It is our hope that this event
encourages the public at large to
‘walk the walk’ on a regular

een
CTR











vith ninth win

basis and consider healthy living
as an investment worth it. On
behalf of our team at Atlantic
we say thanks Bahamas and we
encourage you all to participate
in the upcoming Walk in
Freeport — May 19, 2007.”

Here are the results of the
walk:

e 15 and under male

1) Demitri Forbes

2) Edwin Balfour

3) Don Davis Jr.

e 15 and under male
1) Robyn Sealey

2) Whitney Smith
3) Christina Chea

° 16 to 25 male

1) Dijonnaise Brown
2) Devard Stubbs

3) Devardo Stubbs

Insurance
Available
on the
Spot

150,Vehicles
Oa

DM

New Shipments |

Arriving

Weekly

Prices includes: Licensing. Inspection, Plates, Mats, Full tank of gas. full service
Pre-Delivery Inspection, Full Detail In & Out. and Warranty.

Located: Thompson Blvd

881/2 Open:Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-5:00p.












. 8 ©

é

s 2



es",

a

>


%

4

~*%& @v «
eae

“a

eee @



THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 13

at Atlantic Medical’s annual fun run

+)



tonique Minnis
Blackberry — Aaron Chea

° 16 to 25 female

1) tsa Smith if
2) Krista Sheerman enwepinneseteencn
3 Be ‘a Brown : peas
sal init RIU Hotel Otanique Rolle ...

e 26 to 35 male

1) Jason Wiliams

2) Domingo Duncan
3) Anthony Simon

e Weekend stay at the Wyn-
dham
Bryinda Carroll

e Executive physical at Bap-
tist Hospital
Mavis Pratt

' ¢ 26 to 35 female
1) Phillipa Willie
2) Latasha Miller

a e Crystal vase (to the oldest

person to participate)

Robert Elliott (77 year old
retiree of BTC)

e 46 to 59 male

1) Phillip Moss (overall
winnner)

2) Winston Ferguson





3) Michael Trotman . = se e Crystal vase for the first
PHILIP Moss does it for the 9th year in succession. Winston H AROUND 2000 people turned out to take part in the walk person to register for the walk
e 46 to 59 female Ferguson, Phillip Moss and Michael Trotman are presented with Kate Mills
1) Lorraine Simms their trophies by Terry Fountain of the Cancer Society of the 1) Cornell Hall ee me ;
2) Joan Pinder Bahamas 2) Samuel Cleare ~ ¢ Bahamas Telecommunica- 7 Life time membership to
3) Kay Bastian 3) Marsha Major tions Company Bally's Gym a
: , ‘ : Silver Razr phone — Peter Ruth Maycock Williams
° 60 and over male ¢ 60 and over female Prize drawing winners ° Mystical Fitness Gym — 1 Mitchell
1) Gary Brathwaite 1) Anne Cook a ._ month membership: Pink L6 phone — Shirley Smith ¢ Caribbean Cruise
2) Eric Seymour , 2) Dorothy Been ° Three month membership Tanya Astwood Chocolate Phone 2 Chan- Anne Cooke
3) Eric Gibson 3) Curlene Gibson to Body Zone:







Cm \
< BODY
WAS.
oO : ;
O wernt NATURAL . VITA L N _ S R « ght SIF
CS sousre RE BST i is S | [Rooney
COAT see . . {Sse =)

{

ag]

ode BROT e CHES
® ceo ce

eet



carries a variety of

Special Occasion Dresses

Maybe There’s One For You!

Mackey Street ¢ Telephone: 393-0744
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Available throughout The Bahamas.
Distributed by Lowe's Wholesale * Soldier Road * 393-7111 © Fax: 393-0440

WE PUTA
NEW BATHTUB
OVER YOUR

OLD ONE”

The Affordable Solution "a | U ie 0
to Worn-Out Bathtubs ae il aaa

. * Bathtub Liners are designed to fit over worn-out bathtubs ;
*Wall Surrounds to cover existing bath walls: In simulated Tile and Marble

* Shower Base Liners to go over existing Shower bases

* Cultured Marble Vanity Tops and Sinks
* Great Shower Door selection 3

* Quality Faucets, All-Wood Vanities
www.rebathbahamas.com

E*BATH BAHAMAS

Open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
By Appointment Saturday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Telephone a
(242) 393-8501 “Authorized Dealer” |

Visit our Showroom & Office located at the Red Carpet Inn, East Bay Street



You are welcome to worship the Lord with us and grow with us at NO REFUNDS
wie. as é NO EXCHANGES
Back Door
Neto Lite Christian Center NADER main

An Apostolic Church ) SHOPPING
Ke PLAZA STORE

P.O. Box N-8852 * Phone: 324-5493 ; !
New Life Prince Charles Drive (Second Building New Lif ONLY!
; . oa Sy ‘ ew Life
‘hristian Center! of St. Augustine s College entrance) Sb teaser pias pand
Christian Center E-mail: newlife@batelnet.bs Christian Center 0,

TIMES OF MINISTRY

Saturday Morning
10am - School of Ministry
Series:

Healing through Deliverance

Saturday Morning
Iam - Sabbath Service
Series
The Ministry of Reconciliation

Sunday Morning
lTam - Apostolic Hour
Series:

Spiritual Warfare

piritual Warfare APOSTLE
Attend and experience the power of Almighty God S. DOUGLAS CLEARE





PAGE 14, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE . ,

DTT a ey lL a

— get a lesson on the Bahamas

Student interviewed
for 2007 election DVD |

DURING a presentation to
Garelle Hudson at St Paul’s
Methodist College on Friday,
Frank Penn thanked her for
agreeing to be interviewed by
“Qff Air” Television for the
2007 election DVD special.

He pointed out that her
involvement guaranteed her
a place in the country’s histo-
ry, as her remarks concerning
issues of importance to the
youth are connected to prob-
ably one of the most impor-
tant elections in Bahamian
history.

Some of the topics
addressed in the special are:
extending school hours to help
improve the national ‘D’
grade average, vehicular safe-
ty-and young drivers, public
profanity, the constitution and
anchor projects.

Mr Penn said a “Hidden
Cench” segment on the DVD
requires an extra click of the
remote control in order to
view it. As the menu opens,
Mr Hidden introduces himself
followed by the words “do to
others as you would have
them do to you”.

This, he said, is a timely
message considering the
alarming number of stabbings,
shootings and murders being
committed.

a FRANK PENN, "OFF AIR" Television Seances and





SSS

Garelle' Hudson, St Paul's Methodist College Student.

This first re-release features
clinical psychologist Dr Pamu-
la Mills tackling issues of self-
esteem, the “black crab” syn-
drome and cultural awareness.

“The DVD is packed with

colorful commentary on
national issues and also
includes a historic interview
with Father of the Nation the
late Sir Lyden Pindling,” Mr
Penn.

AMISTAD

4th Annual

MINI HISPANIC FAIR
Saturday, April 28, 2007
From 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

indigenousif

Bahamas Tourism Training Centre (COB)
Stead hs

Americate Tie] as

CONTRIBUTION
$100 Cin advance)

“MEXICAN (BINGO |
And much much mores

For Information call
302-4454,325-4463



Ogg. lye

Cees VIELAGe

cM ABRAL, MAH AMA orn






4









Ava 4 ke

wD ee eases

@o2 3 &

@ THE 11th Annual Bahamas Weather Conference was held at Kerzner International [£4J° ,'
last week, presented by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. While here in the Bahamas |.” *
the spouses of a few of the delegates decided they wanted to soak up a little more than |

sun, sand and sea. As a result, the spouses — who are all teachers in the United States — “at

decided to visit a local school, Queen’s College on Village Road. sate

The teachers were taken on a tour of the school and given some history on Queen’s Col- |: ) */*

lege, the oldest school in Nassau, established in 1890. They had a first hand look at the | eu

classrooms and interacted with the students. i\ sone!

The teachers all said they would love the move to the Bahamas and teach class on the |'s*~*.
&.

a
aS:

=
>
EY

beach, and that it is an investment worth looking into. \\

e
wR

2,
0%

P

e

2;
>
+



5%



a
&



Friends of the Nazareth Centre’
hosts annual fair and fun day

IN AN effort to increase
awareness about child
neglect and abuse inthe |.
Bahamas and in celebration
of Child Protection Month,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre hosted its fourth
annual fair and fun day to
aid the Nazareth Centre.
Starbucks Coffee partnered
with the Friends by donat-
ing purple wrist bands,
encouraging Bahamian par-
ents and guardians to “Love
thy Child” as is engraved on
the band. With the continu-
ing increase in child abuse
that has even led to death
for some children this year,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre said that they hope
their effort will send a clear
message to the community
to protect and provide for
the children in their care.
“Children are our gifts,”
said Gertie O’Brien, vice
president, of the Friends.
Pictured are James Moss,
Treasurer of the Friends of
the Nazareth Centre; Inga
Bowleg, Cotfee Cay Ltd;
Renaldo Adderley and
DeAngelo Lockhart of
Starbucks Marina Village;
Syrita Lightbourne of Star-
bucks Palmdale; Leonard
Sands, project manager of
Coffee Cay Ltd: Willie Mer-
izier, Starbucks Palmdale;
kneeling i is Arthur Sey-
mour, president of the
Friends of the Nazareth
Centre.

‘98 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Best offer
‘00 HYUNDAI ACCENT
‘00 HYUNDAI GALLOPER
‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean

‘05 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Only 5,000 miles plus very clean

‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
‘03 SUZUKI BALENO

‘05 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

‘06 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON

QUALITY:

LIMITED
#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS

EAST SHIRLEY STREET « 322-3775 ¢ 325-3079 ; (Photo by
LOL? Sharell Ferguson)



Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals * Queen's Highway *





CABLE BEACH
®




CAVES VILLAGE

OLD FORT BAY ®@ NEW PROVIDENCE
@ AIRPORT

LYFORD CAY
e



or Information Call 327-1575



THE TRIBUNE | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2007, PAGE 15°





or a Change’?















‘ Upon taking office, an FNM Government will: 3
a A Make public all agreements with a
% international investors 3
if iY} Give regular public reports on the state 3
h of our country :
C Better enforce standards of conduct ia

for Ministers £

Require the Public Service to be more
oe responsive to your needs



IY Answer questions asked by the o
Opposition in the Parliament

weneercasee eee



4

SE
weg

aye
ae



wo

weeenarenwer ween te

p



5a Matter of TRUST

www.freenationalmovement.org



ROY

oe



PAGE 16, THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2007 | THE TRIBUNE **.

rt ages

niiinber Cf schools built in the
VEL me 1g

Isn't 1t time for a change?
A new FNM government will construct new schools

and school additions to meet the demand of communities
and prepare Bahamian children for the future.

M yh
Tygt ee
ag y :
i |
a
es |
j
i,
ey
J
? x *
_
f ‘ i
|
\ \ eh
f vil —
py i Hf HS i i a LAL iyi iy Hil Miia i Hy . 4 Pees 14 og fin) neo Sain
Hib Sata i SAU AL LES eMail SR RAS a i MU I ol i a a ae Ae dior Ba ask Oene ti! ; . boa ih .
Si ie i a a bi bia dia Matti Hida on LR LONE NCR a RON TTT me slash ai lta bill eal aS eal ait Mis baa a Nh ks ‘ i
‘
f ‘
L r ;
4 " § ; ; P a ! /
- A B , q f fy , \
i i ad . .
U rt ® .
nity . A E <
r
:
‘

, 2
















Bhatt asirieet
abet Oe






a






%






y
2

si i








RE ee ate war oii ¥
aviator peahinberna a aa ade . "
Sh ser osama o Nira pecan oot \

TNR SRT Sw He

The Hon. Min. Bradley B. Roberts

. i A ph Re va i He Ay OPK

Minister of Works & Immigration

Thank you for your contribution to
The Bahamas Telecommunication Company Ltd. during



I)2 = (



ay 1,2

as Minister or
In 2002 Mr. Bradley Roberts: was appointed
Minister of Works & Utilities which also
included responsibility «for The Bahamas

Telecommunications Company Ltd.

During his tenure Minister Roberts had many

~ accomplishements including;

DSL .- DSL One-Line. internet. service
launched in New Providence and Grand
Bahama on July 29th and August jth respec-
tively, Within the first month of DSL begin
offered to the Bahamian Public more than S000
customers signed up.

Was

The New Look of BTC - In September, the
assets of BaTelCo were vested and the new
trading wame of the company became BTC,
Another milestone was achieved when the
islands of San Salvador, Inagua, Crooked
Island, Acklins and Mayaguana were provided
with cellular service for the tirst time, In addi-
tional to cellular services, an upgrade in equip-
ment-was received in-Andros, as a pole plait-
ing project was completed to accommodate
200 spairs of cable for additional lines and
improved wire line, services,

Wireless Fidelity - The year 2003 picked up
were 2002 left off.. With the advancement in
technology and the rapid raise in globalization,
Wireless Fidelity (WI-FI) was introduced to the
Bahamas, Free wireless internet access was
made available in airports in New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Abaco and b xuma,

Company Website www.btcbahamas.com. -
BYC also launched its new company website,
which allowed users te obtain information on
products and services, including online yellow and
white pages directory listings and bill viewing.

Connecting the Islands with DSL - With the
success of DSL in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, BTC took a bold step to offer all of
the Family of Islands the same products and
services that were available in New Providence
and Grand Bahama, With this goal in mind,
residents of Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay
and Mayagnana received high speed internet
access courtesy of BTC's DSE produce,

During the last quarter of 2003, BTC commit

_ ment tothe Family Islands continued as a new

CéntralTelegraph Office (CTO) and Exchange
Building was constructed ins Arthur's Town,

Cat Island. Ini additions a new microwave

“radio link was installed an Half Moon Cay, a

cruise ship destination and telephone lines in
The Bight was also expanded, therefore,
expanding the islands total revenue for the year
to $623,685.66,

GSM. Upgrade = To close out the year the Hert
phase of the multi-million dollar celhilar




Sere"



pebruae
Works & Utilities

upgrade project was being established for the
birth of what is now Know as GSM (Global
System for Mobile Communication).

GSM & Cyberworld - In 2004 BTC continued
at the forefront of technology in the Caribbean,
On Sunday February sth GSM was launched in
New Providence and Minister Roberts declared
the 13 month moratorium on cellular subserip:
tion in New Pravidence over, On Thursday

February jth pre opened its first retail outlet
Cyber World. The first quarter of 2004 ended
with BTC and ZNS making history, as: both
organizations co-produced the first live simul-
cast television call in talk show with a Jive audi-
ence members, The second quarter began with
a bang as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas
declared the 15 month moratorium on cellular
subscription over for the second city and Cyber
World along with GSM was launched in Grand
Bahama, With the increased popularity of
GSM, 15 cell cites were installed in Grand
Bahama and GSM roaming in Canada was
introduced, By the end of 2004, residents of
Grand Cay and Walkers’ Cay were benefiting
from workd class cellular service for the first
time ever
tomers on the brand new GSM Network and
GSM customers of BTC were able to roam in
more than 19 countries seamlessly.



Vhere were more than 70,000 cus

Increased Revenue - 2005 was no exception to
greatness for BTC, as revenue increased. by
71%,
to $34,3 million, With the commitment made
to its customers of offering quality service at an
affordable price, BTC reduced long distance
GSM cel

lular service was made accessible in Grand Cay

Net profit increased from $8.2. million

rates by 70% and 55% respectively

RTC contributed $7.6 to the Public Treasury

i

Che Bahamas and declared $8.5 mil

ton in aay

idends,

Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network
construction of a $60 million next generatior
fiber optic
Submarine International - BDSNi
BKDSNi cable extended through Abaco, Andros,
Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exu

Grand
Mayaguana, New Prove . Ragged Is
Run Cay and San Sal
this network will provic

network (Bah

mas



Inagua, Lone Isla

Bahama,

adar Once completes



ereater bandwidth

\
AL
anid facilitare services such as; high spe



net access, E-Commerce, EeGovernme

the expansion of GSM service, Also, BDSN

assists with the country’s National Disaster

Recovery Plan

Kesion Marketing « The year 2006 seemed

be moving at the speed of light, BTC stepp
ulp the pace and. became a more pubhe oriented
organizanon, BIC entered inta partnership

Vgreements with loeal Organizations both pri

ow

22, 2007






































Voice of the Customes

Voice Internet

id publicly





BTC began the

owned.

nas Fast Ferries and

rry wire fes§ harernet access

vir destination. Closing out
sTC -parthered w

Arawak Cay > Vendor

Reepiig. With is Cor

Hic BFC

YOC) Program.

launched its Voice

jRowhkh

iveled- throughout the

held town meeting s¢

Spegk CaNGdey about Ehe
es DLA TEES EQ PURDUE

Bahamas Electronic, VIBE
u Voite Over Intermet
1¢ launch of VIBE (Yeice
t PRIS “Service



national phont-via
r one flat low month



I-Connect & The Connect Prepaid Visa Card



Oduel



Bahamas

Le | h Bate
i quarter BAG launched itsrestrande

onnect} in partnership With

From The Board of Directors,

TaN ii

R CONNEC

RE
T1O

Executive Management and Staffef BIC



f : :
_ December 8, completing the underwater zing

TRS PAFtReESRIp Qiseg

eh af BTCS pow Pre-Paid i

wi hull

Blackberry - By the end of the ‘third quarter
BlackBerry was introduced to provide an eud-
always-on solution for organizations

professionals chat waat sappest far

-hased wireless email, yee aed data

to-end,

SRY MoU







ole device.



2S AM A SE





EZ Pay - EZ Pay a self management toel used

by customers to manage ther BFC accounts



mand experience the convenience of jper-
h tasks as wiewing and doxwnload-
relephone and DSL bills, sigaing-p for new

romeve service features and



Cyberworld in the Famaly IMands = By the cad:
of the. year Cyber Wonkds were a8 operation in

Abaco and Bunini, VERE 242 was fawnck which
alowed ysers to make domestic calls through-

lat Fate.

: pd ¢
Out the Hahamas fer One FH







BDSNi Toa ead
DSN] cable

year, the S60 million





+ po
WS CORMRSSIONE AD AANA EE
; S



rhat connect al! of che Wands of The Bahamas
to the World. As we come to the end of our
he holin, We leak back.on =
the all our achievements aad say thank roe
jnister Roberts, Thank you tor your. comane
ming te the advancement of, technology.
Thank you for your convatuncar te the people —
of rhe Bahamas, Ror if it was aot fat gaars
eathusiasea ta the tele accomplishmens made
hy BIC. the more boat and capital aneasive
goals would aat have Bear achieved,

journey with yor at



\
y

THURSDAY, APRIL 26,

2007, PAGE 25































oe
























=>









=















PAGE 26, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

(

DAINATSL









& gy sey:

The all-new, bigger and more powerful 2007 Daihatsu Terios fits
perfectly no matter where you go. This Versatile an@ stylish SUV has
solid suspension and a generous interior and luggag¢,cempartment.

The new Terios features a 1.5L engine,
automatic trans., AC, power
steeritig) power windows,
Wells &imirrors, radio/CD
player, dual front air
bags, anti-lock
brakes (ABS) &
alloy wheels.

Auto Mall. shicigiapte Oey aN Matthew's Church)

EXECUTIVE
MOTORS LID

AUTHORISED DAIHATSU DEALER

Open Mon to Friam “py pm
Sat Sam - |2nogns 2) +4

tet: 397-17008

E-mail: execmotor(@ batnet, bs

Par ts and service guagaiiteed

















@ INSURGENTS prepare a mortar to launch against government and Ethiopian positions south
of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

(AP Photo/Abdi Farah)

Intervention by US
and Ethiopia ‘destroys
peace’ in Somalia

@ SOMALIA
Mogadishu

US and Ethiopian military
intervention in Somalia has
destroyed a fragile stability in this
battle-scarred nation, analysts said
Wednesday, as more than a week

_ of-unrelenting violence trapped
desperate civilians in their homes
with gurttire and artillery shells
raining down outside, according to
Associated Press.

The leaders of an Islamic
movement that was driven from
power in December by the govy-
ernment and its Ethiopian back-
ers Were still active and popular
support for the group is unlike-
ly to melt away. according to a
teport by British-based think
tank Chatham House.

The Council of Islamic
Courts ruled much of southern
Somalia tor six relatively peace
ful months in 2006 before being
ousted by Somali troops and
their Ethiopian allies, along
with US special forces. Radi
cals in the council rejected a
secular ®overniment and nave

? been accused of having tes to
al-Qaida.

4

Chatham House’s assessment
came as Ethiopian tanks and
artillery continued to pound insur-
gent strongholds in the wrecked
capital, Mogadishu, even as peace
talks were under way between
Ethiopian military officials and
elders of Mogadishu’s dominant
clan to try and silence the guns.

"Whatever the short term
future holds, the complex social
forces behind the rise of the
Islamic Courts will not go
away,” said Chatham House
writers Cedric Barnes and
Huran Hassan.

Hundreds have been killed in
eight straight days of fighting
despite UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon calling on warring
sides to end the violence and
allow humanitarian assistance to
reach the needy. The Somali gov-
ernment and its Ethiopian allies
are trying to quash a growing
Islamic insurgency that sprang
from the collapse.of the Islamic
movement but civilians are get-
ting caught in the crossfire.

Late Tuesday, an extremist
group claimed responsibility for
cat bomb attacks earlier in the
day against Ethiopian troops and

Life

Udi miei age lg lett

That's been easy to Bo) with the Peacererinlng we



Speck to our experts about our Chequing & Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposits, SureStart and our

insurance advice,



ie : | Ancome: Escalator, plus get the bes’



, ccess... Solved.
NET & TELEPHONE BANKING.












they >



“4NSURANCE * ABMs. «

DEBIT CARDS

CREDIT CARDS

4 FIRSTCARIBBEAN

a hotel housing lawmakers loyal
to Somalia’s interim government.
Known as the Young Muja-
hedeen Movement, the group is
part of the Shabab, whose leader
Aden Hashi Ayro was recently
chosen to head Somalia’s al-Qai-
da cell and was one of the people
targeted by a US airstrike in
Somalia in January. ©

The UN says more than
340,000 of Mogadishu’s two mil-

lion residents have fled since ©

February, sending streams of
people into squalid camps with

little to eat, no shelter and dis-.

ease spreading. The war-ravaged
country is suffering its worst
humanitarian crisis in its recent
history, according to the UN.

Human rights groups say
more than 350 people have been
killed in the last eight days, the
majority civilians. The last bid
to wipe out the insurgency in
late March left more than a 1,000
dead, said local rights groups and
traditional elders.

Ethiopian Prime Minister
Meles Zenawi said late Tues-
day that he believed the exo-
dus and the death toll had been
exaggerated.

INTERNATIONAL BANK
GeT THERE, TOGETHER,

ww Pir stoaribteaabankocom











THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 27



PARIS

. THIRD-PLACE candidate
Francois Bayrou refused
Wednesday to endorse either
of the two remaining con-
tenders for the French presi-
dency, abandoning his chance
to be the kingmaker in the
tense race but preserving his
independence, according to
Associated Press.

Conservative Nicolas
Sarkozy and Socialist Sego-
lene Royal are fighting over
Bayrou’s 7 million voters,
who will likely determine who
wins the May 6 runoff vote.

But Bayrou, a lawmaker
who navigates between left
and right and finished a
strong third in Sunday’s first

round of voting, said Wednes- °

day, “I will not give any guid-
ance about how to vote,”
adding that he didn’t know
himself whom we would
choose.

“Nicolas Sarkozy and Sego-

- lene Royal, in the eternal

’ faceoff of the eternal right
and the eternal left, will not
repair but threaten to wors-
en” the country’s economic,
-Social and political woes, he
‘told'a much-awaited news
conference.

Sarkozy slightly leads polls
ahead of the runoff, when
voters choose between two

’ starkly different plans for

- Teviving the economy and
France’s global profile after
12 lackluster years under
Jacques Chirac.

Bayrou, who has sought to
put a new face on French pol-
itics by tapping voter frustra-
tion with the status quo,
lashed out Wednesday at
both Sarkozy — for being too
reformist — and Royal — for
being to cautious.

He said both Royal and
Sarkozy had phoned him on
Monday after the runoff but
he refused to speak with
either. He said he was open to
“dialogue” with each but
remained combative as he

- savored the spotlight
~ Wednesday.

Bayrou’s centrist UDF par-
ty has traditionally voted with

‘.conservatives in parliament,
‘but Bayrou courted leftists
during the campaign and polls
show his 7 million supporters
divided between both camps.

Bayrou announced
Wednesday that he was form-
ing’a new “democratic party,”
with an eye to legislative elec-

- tions in June — and, many
_ predict, to the next presiden-
. tial election in 2012.
Bayrou faced a tricky exer.
_cise in keeping his diverse
electorate behind him, how-
ever, as Some UDF lawmak-
ers deserted him Tuesday to
‘back Sarkozy.



And, when you purchase your bedroom set, mattress, pillows - or anything to do
with bedding from Best Buy Furniture in April, you can WIN a SWEET DREAMS



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Potential kingmaker Bayrou refuses to endorse



EXECUTIVE BRIDAL
AND FORMAL WEAR

Formal Wear for ALL occasions

Sweet Dreams Ge

Do you need to replace that old, lumpy mattress? Now is the time to do it!
Have SWEET DREAMS with a new Sealy Posturepedic from Best Buy Furniture.

Sealy provides the OPTIMAL back and body support you trust and COMFORT
you will absolutely love! Come into Best Buy Furniture today! We've got the best
bedding solutions for you,

Weekend GETAWAY for 2 to Harbour Island!

So Hurry into Best Buy Furniture See and have SWEET DREAMS. Phang a
ends April 30th, 2007.

Nee came Vel le
Village Road 394-2378



candidate for French presidential runott



ate Francois Bayrou gestures during a press conference in
Paris,;Wednesday, April 25, 2007:'Dhirdsplace candidate Francois Bayrou refused to endorse either
of the two remaining contendersfor the French presidency, abandoning his chance to be the king-
maker in the tense race between Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal for
the May 6 runoff vote.

CENTRIST presidential,

























































































(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

BS
ee to feel the glamour ays pes ra noe eer

ph ee uit,

y rd
we

. So Cajar will be in
Neon Star’s leck:
nd Natural

iB wabe tes a Mysterious

‘s professional make-up art
store to

bed

Glamorous and Sophisticated

AUee Qe Ry EOE)
By RUIG

ae PRUE SSO wS

.SPREET - APRIL 26TH.27TH &

REYNE

*-FOR YOUR APPOL
'Y SPOT
COR. < F be 2S

ENT CALL RAQUEL. T




Buy new Bedding & WIN a Get



PAGE 28, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



"Fugitive Israeli Arab
suspected of aiding Israel’s enemies:

6 Week Cl ASSES
At Only $600

@ PETAH TIKVA, Israel
Associated Press

A FUGITIVE Israeli Arab
leader is suspected of aiding
Israel’s enemies and other secu-
rity-related crimes, police said
Wednesday after a gag order
on a police investigation was
partially lifted, according to
Associated Press.

The allegations against Azmi ,

Bishara, who has antagonized
authorities by meeting with
some of Israel’s staunchest foes,
threaten to further polarize
Israel’s Jews and minority
Arabs, who make up 20 percent
of the population and have suf-
fered from second-class status
since the state was established
six decades ago.

Bishara abruptly left the
country a month ago in the
midst of a police investigation.
He resigned from parliament
over the weekend, accusing
authorities of persecuting him
for his strident criticism of the
Jewish state.

The month-old gag order had

ty criminal facing security vio-

’ lations,” he said. Bishara

accused Israel of using him to
cover up for failures during the
inconclusive war against
Hezbollah.

The information that remains
classified is to be disclosed next
Wednesday, the court ruled.

The 50-year-old Bishara, a
Christian native of the north-
ern Israeli town of Nazareth,
had been a member of Israel’s
parliament since 1996. His res-
ignation from the parliament
took effect Tuesday, 48 hours
after he submitted it at the
Israeli embassy in Cairo.

Jewish critics repeatedly have
accused Bishara of taking
advantage of the country’s free-
doms to undermine it. He has
met with enemies of Israel
including the leaders of Syria
and Hezbollah leaders.

He also has spoken out in
favor of Palestinian rights and
advocated replacing Israel with
a “binational” state that would
include citizenship for the
roughly 3.4 million Palestinians

in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. Israel rejects this plan,
saying it would spell the end of
the Jewish state.

Following a 2001 visit to Syr-
ia, where he spoke at a memor-
ial ceremony for late President
Hafez Assad, lawmakers took
the unprecedented step of lift-
ing his parliamentary immunity.

He was then indicted on
charges of incitement to vio-
lence and support for the Syri-
an-backed Lebanese guerrilla
group, Hezbollah, which Israel
has been battling for more than
two decades. x4

Israel’s Supreme Court later . ’
restored his immunity and dis-
missed all criminal charges
against him.

In a separate ruling, the court
also overturned a decision by -
Israel’s Central Elections Com-
mittee to disqualify Bishara and .
his party from running in the
2003 elections on the ground.
that they sought to destroy the
Jewish character of the state
and supported the armed strug-
gle against it.

(including registration)

banned publication of any
details of the police investiga-
tion. It was eased Wednesday
after lawyers for newspapers
and Bishara’s National Democ-
ratic Assembly Party petitioned
the court to have it lifted.

Bishara is under suspicion of
crimes against Israel’s security,
aiding the enemy during war —
including passing information
to the enemy — contacting for-
eign agents and receiving sig-
nificant amounts of money from
abroad in violation of anti-mon-
ey-laundering laws, police
spokesman Micky Rosenfeld
said.

Some of the alleged offenses
were carried out during Israel’s
war against Lebanon over the
summer, he said.

Bishara was questioned twice
before he fled the country,
Rosenfeld said, adding the law-
maker had failed to keep
pledges to return for further
questioning.

Bishara has said recently he
would return to Israel. But after
Wednesday’s ruling, his lawyer
said a final decision has not
been made.

“It is now for Azmi Bishara
to decide when he will return,”
“a Sultani said. “It will be difficult
ye. yi to press charges when Azmi is
Candic Ss Albur 4 not around.”
ae i 5 Rosenfeld said the allegations

Lienum Technologies are serious, but it was not

co 4 immediately clear what penal-

met 2 , pei : : ; od :

Ved), : BS 64 f ax: 394-497 ] es would face if con

= 5 ; i are In Doha, Qatar, Bishara dis-
Email:candice@lignumtech.com sed the allegat

Contact:

missed the allegations as a polit-
ical witch hunt.

“The aim is to convene >
court to turn Bishara into a pet-







s| GE Profile Stainless Steel
42” Side by Side Refrigerator












w/Electronic Dispenser > . . oa . .
\ The fine line of General .Electric appliances
HPS / \
oe. | found at Geollrey Jones cater to today’s busy
GE Profile Harmony / households and fit every lifestyle. Our wide variety
'] King Size Washer & Dryer

FD eweGTo3s0CPL of GE appliances are designed to suite your

4 #DPFTZ50ECPL



needs, providing the ultimate in convenience,




performance and style. With the best that




technology has to offer, competitive pricing and




a full service department, Geoffrey Jones is your




ultimate appliance centre.







Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets
322-2188/9






_ GE Profile Dishwasher
w/Smart Dispense
/ Technology





GEOFFREY



[ #PDW9980LSS
\ GE Profile 27” Built-in
\ Convection/ Thermal

Wall Oven

#JKI55SKSS

JONES & CO






ole) Nanay STAN Ce LLCS aL COL




Turkish foreign minister, ruling party
candidate for president, seeks support
@ ANKARA, Turkey .



THE ruling party’s candidate for president tried to win the sup-
port of opposition and independent lawmakers on Wednesday
after the main opposition group said it will boycott the parlia-
mentary vote on concerns about his Islamic tendencies, according
to Associated Press.

The prospects of the election of Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul
—a leading member of Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government — to
the presidential palace, a symbol of secularism, has upset the coun-
try’s secular establishment, led by the military.

The division in Parliament reflects deep-seated mistrust of Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party,
which has been accused of raising the profile of Islam in this pre-
dominantly Muslim country with a secular government.

Gul has to satisfy a diverse and often divided audience: the
country’s Islamic-oriented hinterland, its secular business and mil-
itary elite, and negotiators from the European Union who want
Turkey to become a modern nation before any entry into their club.

Erdogan declared Gul’s candidacy on Tuesday to the cheers of .
party members whose support in a voting process that begins Fri-
day is expected to secure the presidency for their man. The presi-
dent has the power to veto legislation. :

The selection follows months of political tension over whether
Erdogan himself would run for the job, a prospect that infuriated
secularists who believed he might use his Islamic credentials to
dilute the nation’s secularist traditions.

The seven-year term of the current president, Ahmet Necdet Sez-
er, ends May 16. By remaining prime minister, Erdogan will be able

to steer government initiatives, promote economic stability and bol- - -"

ster his party’s votes in genéral elections in November.

Gul and Erdogan have rejected the label of Islamist, citing their
promotion of sweeping reforms as a means of advancing Turkey’s
EU bid.

“The president must be loyal to the main principles of the

Republic as stated in the constitution. He must be loyal to secular. -.
principles,” Gul said. “If the Parliament elects me president, no one: -. -

should doubt I will certainly act within these principles and rules of- °
the constitution.”

Gul’s first challenge is to win enough backing in Parliament.
He met leaders of opposition parties and independent lawmakers
on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“For the first time a candidate for niesidents is visiting lawmak-
ers one by one,” Gul said. “The decision belongs to lawmakers. I
respect their decision.”

Harbourside Marine
Special introductory Sale Prices
Kipor Generators

Diesel Residential Generators:
(single phase, extremely quiet and dependable)
LLKW only $4,650

16K W only $5,350

25KW only $7,330

30K W only $7,870 =



Diesel Portable Generators
2.2 KW only $530

3.5 KW only $680

6.7 KW only $1,080

Gas Portable Generators
2.5 KW only $360
4 KW only $650
6.5 KW only $799

Harbourside Marine
“ast Bay Street, Nassau.
TEL (242)-393-0262
Automatic transfer switches are available for

residential generators.





THE TRIBUNE








e Dignity of The P
a (Protection from inhuman and degrading forms of punishment, detention,
arrest, search, seizure, police questioning.)





| The Equal Protection of Minorities

. ) Immigrants | Gays and Lesbians | Non-Christian Religions and Atheists | Women
Children and Young Persons | The Disabled | HIV/AIDS victims

| The Fight against Global Warming/

Reducing our “Carbon Footprint’

Saving Endangered Species, Wilderness Areas,
Marine Resources and Forests











bya le Sa

Universal Quality Health Care and Social Security

; Urban Green Space

WE

; The Right to Work and
the Right to Humane Working Conditions









.



Restorative Justice, Communal Safety and
The Rights of Victims of Crime



" Access to Justice

: The list of human right issues above is not intended to be exhaustive. The list serves only
as a means of bringing into political debate human right concerns, though The Bahamas
__ Human Rights Network itself does not endorse any particular political candidate or party.

BAHAMAS HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK







; P.O. Box CB-13290, Nassau, The Bahamas | Phone 242-327-1660 Ext. 241 | Fax 242-327-1680













YOu





MARVIN



Zo
NWILEN BNOW- SEQUITUR. CONN

PTS BEEN A
PLEASURE TALKING
TO YOU, ALBERT. _
y WHEREVER
ARE.

Ley



WOULD MADAME AND MONSIEUR LIKE
A FEW MORE MINUTES TO DECIDE?






© 2007 by King Festures Syndicate, Inc. World Rights reserved
\



Xo) S|
a -NON SEQUITUR
4 3
3 ee Vi
oo fo

TIGER |



STRIPE Ie
4 MEMGER
OF OOK



of

Â¥



=-

maz ©





(ty
KT Me

PAGE 30, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

(C2007 by Kee Anates Syndincte, ba. Dustd Myts meerved.

re CRYPTIC PUZZLE |

ACROSS DOWN
1 _ Pitons have them, you'll find (6) “1 Acne-tiver country? (6)
7 One cleverly gathering the crew 2 Nota clue (2,4)
around when | go to sea? (8) 3 Soft-headed, sickly looking bird? (4)
8 Atip for making bread (4) 4 — What It is when one listens to a bit
10 Ina gazetteer, perhaps, but not a of a yam (7)
5 Worked, in fact, educationally (5)

good onel (6)

14 Land of lubricant, we're told (6) :
14 In various examples you can see the g

difference (3) 9
16 Is tt carted by chairmen? (5) 2

17 Fects helping a dunderhead at alge- 13

bra Initially (4)

19 Something afoot In the organ loft (5) 15

21 Sweet Individual In extremes of hilar-

Ity (5) 18
22 In track events, it's passable (5) 19
23 To the Poies, it means plenty! (4) ' 20
26 After raversing three-quarters of a 21
rnlle, t's all you can do (6) 22
28 Agrassy, pleasant part (3)
29 Do It now — and | won't tell you a
twical (2,4) a
30 Businessman a purer may rely on 25
(6)
31 Admits the snow is drifting (4) 26
32 How to handle drink, at some stage, 27
on the railway? (8) 28
33 Charmers on the rocks? (6) 30
4 Yesterday's cryptic solutions

| ACROSS: 1, Fa-US-t 6, Ra-t-ty 9, Co-pllot 10, Human 11,
» Model 12, Hiram 13, R-each-es. 15, Pa-h 17, I'd-le 18,
| Scrape 19, AHc-e 20, Knaves 22, Fi-ne 24, Sin 25,
Braised 26, Table 27, Le-GI-t 28, Ta-Gus 29, Me-DIC-al

30, Type-D 31, Belay
DOWN: 2, AB-used 3, Scar-ca 4, T-on 5, Kiwis 6,

Romance 7, Atom 8, To-ecap 12, H-vels 13, R-isks 14,
Alban 15, Par-ls 16, He-wed 18,S-C-ore 19, Ae-rated
21, Ninet-y 22, Finale 23, Nebula 25, Blalr 26, Time 28,

Tab



How odd that it's most even! (5)
Father's time, perhaps regarded as
golden (4)

Volunteers a kiss as payment (3)
The electric one? (3)

Cleric said to be lable to be fired!
(5)

Singer who can only get one note
right? (5)

Have to agree to open the door (5)
Just the utensil for potatoes? (9)
Room Ineide, naturally (3)

One burled in peace? (7)

Start breaking in for bread, perhaps
(3)

Price of a noteworthy picture of
Charles Darwin (6)

The race for fillies? (4)

Passes without fault, the player
hopes (6)

Great brew of lager (5)

No mud pile! (5)

Out with it, villain! (3)

They're said to be themselves (4)

Yesterday’s easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, Store 6, Scope 9, Earlier 10, Waist 11, Dover

4 LIKEWISE, ABBEY!
® MARRIED LIFE
MUST AGREE
WITH YOU!

OH, HOW ZT WISH
YoU COULP
HELPME/,

VN WE'RE
JUST DECIDING
IF WE CAN

AFFORD IT

THAT COMMERCIAL
WAS NOT
AGE-APPROPRIATE









12, Macaw 13, Scented 15,Lea 17, Pert 18, Record 19,
Hired 20, Repeat 22, Dear 24, Tat 25, Remorse 26,

Tenet

23, Aspire 25, Remit 26, Rica 28, Rat

(©2007 by King Features Gyrdcate, irc. Word rgpte reerved.





NCCE














DET. BY UWEPSEL PRES SY.















pee

MARGARET CAN'T DECIDE IF SHE WANTS To
| BE JOSHUA BELL, OR BEMRS. JOSHUA BELL.”

Centract Bridge —

~ Dennis.







pol



WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS
\S THE FINEST HAIRCUT
T HAVE EVER RECEINED.



THE TRIBUNE





NEVER CRITICIZE
A GAN WITH A RAZOR,



By Steve Becker : es

Famous Hand

South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.

NORTH
#31095
Â¥A965
A3
&A 103
WEST EAST
8432 a7
¥I3 ¥10
$Q987642 35
fe —_- €KQI987652
SOUTH
@AKQ6
Â¥KQ8742
#K10
4
The bidding:
South West North = East
1yv 1NT Dble 5S
5Â¥ Pass 6% 1%
Pass Pass 79%

Opening lead — two of diamonds.
It is often difficult to reach the
best contract when your opponents
cramp the bidding space with nui-
sance bids. However, such tactics

| occasionally boomerang, which is

what happened in this deal from the
1966 World Pair Championship
when a Spanish pair crossed swords
with a French pair.

The Spanish South opened the
bidding with one heart, and the

wey

French West overcalled with one
notrump! This type of overcall —
indicating a long suit and a weak
hand — is known in France as the
comic notrump (/e sans atout
comique). North doubled to show a
good hand, and East added spice to
the goings-on by leaping to five
clubs. :

South bid five hearts, thus indi-

cating much more than a minimum
opening bid, and North raised him to
six. Perhaps East should have passed
— the bidding surely would have
died then and there — but he bid
seven clubs as a sacrifice against the
small slam he felt sure the opponents
could make.

This tactic backfired when it gave
South a chance to make a forcing
pass and in that way invite partner to
go on to seven hearts with a suitable
hand. Had South held a weaker hand,
he would have doubled to stop his
partner from bidding a grand slam.

North had no real problem,
under the circumstances. He realized
that his three aces were exactly the
kind of medicine South needed for a
grand slam. So he bid seven hearts,
which was easily made for a score of
2,210 points, and the comic no
ad not prove to be so comical after
all.

TARGET



The
Target
uses

21st

(1999



HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make

from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may

be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET

Good 15; very good 22; excellent

31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

ACROSS DOWN
1 Anclant Greek city (6) 1 Gravies (6)
7 Passage (8) 2 Ground (6)
8 Whip (4) 3 Pain (4)
10 Pure (6) 4 Invented (7)
Lad 11 Front (6) 5 Model (5)
jot 14 Plaything (3) 6 Desires (5)
N 16 Stories (5) elt #
17 Regarded (4 ig-pen
= 19 Senend ‘e 12 Feline (3)
>- 21° Easily frightened (5) 13 Subtract (5)
” 22 Talled star (5) 15 Humped mammal (5)
<< soe tt 18 Glowing coal (5)
uu 26 Spanish man (5) 9 Veourl3
28 Scoundrel (3) 19 Vigour (3)
29 Nook (6) 20 Illuminated (3)
30 Awning (8) 21 Whirlwind (7)
31° Spoken (4) 22 Deceive (3)
32 Ruminant mammal 23 Frult (6)
(8) 24 Object of worship (4)
33 Sewers (6) 25 Fashions (6)
26 Etch (5)
27 Lowest point (5)
28 Vehicle (3)
30 Rope (4)

River 27, Stoic 28, Rigid 29, Comical 30, Greet 31,

DOWN: 2, Trance 3, Resent 4, Eat 5, Plead 6, Sedated
7, Crow 8, Prefer 12, Merit 13, Sport 14, Erupt 15, Lover
16, Adora 18, Refer 19, Haricot 21, Easter 22, Docile



words in
the main
body of
Chambers

Century
Dictionary

edition)

t holy

hoot hotly loath logo

loop loot loth oath opal
hoto plot ploy

polo pooh pool toga

pology atop gaol
tool typo yoga

goat halo hol

ahoy alto a
gloat goal
hoop

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
PATHOLOGY p
pogo







MAA

word

To measure for
size, shape,
position or
boundaries.





Juan Valmana Canto v Pentala
Harilcishna, Spanish team
champltonship 2006. India's
Harikrishna, 20, Is the best
young grandmaster In a fast-
rising chess nation. He Is already ,
ranked in the world top 40, and
Is noted for his ability to
demolish weaker opponents.
Today's puzzle, Harikrishna
against a little-known Spaniard
rated hundreds of points
beneath him, should have been
straightforward. Black has an
extra pawn, while his latest tum
e6-e5 plans e5xf4 winning a
pawn or fxe5 Nxe5 activating
Black's pieces. So when Canto
hesitatingly went 1 Rd3, the GM
assumed his opponent had
blundered and quiddy answered
exf4. What did Black overlook?



CHESS by Leonard Barden

THURSDAY,
APRIL 26

ARIES —- Mar 21/Apr 20

Your idea to fund a new venture ends
up fulfilling a goal you’ve had for a
while, Aries. However, caution is in
order, because some of your actions
could be viewed as unethical.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
It’s hard to resist friends, Taurus,
especially when they approach you
with an idea that sounds like it can’t
fail. Get a professional opinion,
though, before you sign on.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Erratic behavior by a family member
makes your life difficult this week,
Gemini. With work projects on the
back bummer, you're feeling pulled in
a million directions.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Be prepared to deal with the hitches
associated with a work commute,
Cancer. This week proves jo be very
busy for travel. Leave enough time
so you don’t end up frazzled.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Murphy’s Law will be messing up
your plans, Leo. Be prepared to
deal with glitches that affect your
finances, like a credit card that won’t
work or checks that bounce.

VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22
When you least expect it, conflicts
might arise between your signifi-
cant other and your family. No
matter what is said, try to show
compassion for both sides, Virgo.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

In a rush to bring business to a close,
miscommunications could arise,
Libra. Expect to work out a few
problems when the new week
arrives. You’ll be the hero.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Unexpected expenses are par for the
course this week, Scorpio. Since you
have the money to cover them, don’t
worry too much about being frivo-
lous. You’re not a spendthrift.

SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
You might notice something about
one or both of your parents that
seems odd this week, Sagittarius.
‘Unless they open up to you, it’s
better to let sleeping dogs lie.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
You treat personal information with
extreme confidentiality normally,
Capricorn, but this week, you may
disclose something that you didn’t
mean to.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Professional organizations or group
activities could raise some unex-
pected financial concerns, Aquarius.
Don’t Ict it overly worry you ...
you’ll manage.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20

You may have lofty travel plans,
Pisces, but no money in your wallet
to back them up. Get creative so that
you can still get away.







(Chess sotution 8304: 1 Rd3 exd4? Z Rxgol wins a
piece because of hxg6 3 exf4 and Biack cannot
prevent 4 Rh3 mate. White later won on material.
Mensa quiz: a) 39 (Add one and muttiply by three)
b) 24.5 (Multiply number by itself and divide by two).
One possible word ladder solution Is: WILD, mild,

mile, male, mace, race, RICE.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 31

THE TRIBUNE





7:30 8:00






NETWORK CHANNELS
The Great America's Ballroom Challenge —_ | America’s Ballroom Challenge

| WPBT [African Wildlife |*American Smooth” American “American Rhythm” American The International Standard Champi-
} Rescue Rhinos. |Smooth category. (CC) Rhythm category. CC) onships. 0 (Part 3 of 5) (CC)

a (a 7. An 7 et CaN? GARE) Aoki ci cd, ae a RSS ya
The Insider (N) |Survivor: Fiji (N) © (CC) CSI: Crime Scene i et Shark Shark must disprove a kid |



America’s Ballroom Challenge



- | Access al My Name is Earl |The Office ‘Proc:|30 Rock Liz's [Scrubs Elliot’ |(:01) ER Kovac feels the pressure
‘ WT V4 |wood (N) (CC) |Eail goes back toJuct Recall’ (N) — |long-distance re- |wild sorority sisteiof a busy emergency room; Sam
: ‘. school (CC) lationship. (N) visits. (N) {befriends an ll | photojournalist, |
a ~TDeco Drive Are You Smarter Than a Sth Grad-|Trading Spouses: Meet Your New |News (CC) |
a WSVN jer? Adults try to answer elementary-/Mommy Competitive mother trades |

(@ WFOR}Ia co)

The CSls must determine the cause
of a boxer's death,

Ny.

napper’s claim of protecting a boy
from abusive parents. (N) 0









school questions. (N) 1 places with belly-dancer.

[eegpardt “Ugly Betty “Petra-Gate” Betty tries |Grey's Anatomy “Desire” The at- (01) October Road Aubrey wants
| O WPLG |(cc to avoid Daniel, Christina and Hen- |tendings are extra-attentive to a pa- |Nick to choose between her and
tient; Cristina helps Burke. (N) Hannah; a life-changing decision.

‘CABLE CHANNELS





ry. (N) 10 (CC)








0 Cold Case

















CSI: Miami “Hurricane Anthony’ The First 48 ‘The Boogie Man; Deceiving innocence: The Roger
A&E iles (CC) Three peoole are found dead after a/Murder on Flowering Peach” Home {Coleman Story (CC)
hurricane strikes Miami. invasion. (CC) |
~ |Hardtalk [BBC News World Business [BBC News |Talking Movies [BBC News World Business
‘BBCI (Latenight). |Report (Latenight). (Latenight). |Report |
BET |The Black Car- |Access Granted [Colege Hill (CC)|Comicview (CC} The Wire 1 (CC)
es _[pet (CC) (CC) cL k's >
CBC “I :00) NHL Hockey Playoffs - Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) CBC News: The National (CC)





[Deal or No Deal Contestants get a |The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch

Fast Money
chance to win money. © (CC)
L ;




A :00) On the 2,
CNBC iioney Let Charlie the

|













CNN (:00) The Situa- |Paula Zahn Now (CC) Larry King Live (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC) Lo
Hedabashsemeoprd UL a | Bahamian Puppet and
[ Scrubs J.0. init ‘The Dally Show |The Colbert Re- [Chappelle's [South Park Ned |South Park The |The Showbiz CAN NEMS ee & -
“COM atesaSARS With Jon Stew- |port (CC) Show Musical and Jimbo host a {boys stari a talentyShow With = bal eS | A] be De ie s| ‘
_{quarantine. (CC) fart (CC) guest Ludacris. Jhunting show. — Jageney. David Spade vis sidekick PVYEK Jour | ~

%,










SOME simile »S ON Your

= (Cops Coast io (Under Fire [Under Fire Hot Pursuit
COURT Coast” 1 (CC)

| DI SN The Suite Life of|GO FIGURE (2005, Drama) Jordan Hinson, Whitney Sioan, Cristine






Hot Pursuit Forensic Files (Forensic Files |
“Gold Rush’
1

Life With Derek Phil of the Fu- kkidds’s { aces.




























Zack and Cody |Rose. A teenage figure skater joins a girls’ hockey team. 0 (CC) Casey and Derek |ture A futuristic |

| 1 (CC) worry. (CC) gadget. M (CC) |

DIY This Old House |Home Again |Sweat Equity Rock Solid [Rock Solid [Desperate Land- [Desperate Land-
| : Screen system. (CC) {Building a deck. scapes (N) scapes | -

DW Euromaxx Desh In In Focus (Ger- une Tages- punta Kick ae In Euromaxx B | | d I th

ept Ma oie = Pe ! Dring your children to the

EI The Daily 10 (N) Dr ee “ALTA woman looks for A Girls Next i Girls Next Katie & Peter [Katie & Peter g e ‘\ ;
/ ___|ihcteased sensitivity. oor oor : Yi s ; M \
'ESPN ie Live (Live) SportsCenter Special (Live) (CC) ee Tonight (Live) : Mc Ha Pp Py Tour at cDonald Ss In

C} =

'ESPNI “TUEFA Champi- [MLS Soccer Red Bull New York at FC Dallas. From Pizza Hut Park in [SportsCenter ~ International Edi. Ma | L OKroOU Cg h Str eet ever y Thur sd ay








ons League Frisco, Texas. (Live) (CC) tion - . :
Daily Mass: Our Lite onthe Rock ie Holy Rosary|Back Stage |The Pure Life tro mM 3 s QO P m to 4: a O )p M d url NG the

EWTN ta










































































































First Round

[eee 7 Tae, ” °
I :00) Cardio —-jArt of the Athlete “Diana Nyad” —_|Insider Training Jiu Jitsu fighter Deadly Art Arts “Savate” 200-year ae] ; At, A ;
FIT TV bia 1 (CC) {Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad. | Jean Jacques Machado. cy French martial art. icc} | month O pril 2007.
Fox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (Live) (CC) — |Hannity & Colmes (Live) (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
'FOX-NC
a sheratt Smith : Susteren (Live) (CC)
| FSNEL Best Damn Top |Poker Superstars Invitational © {Best Damn Top 50 Plays (Live) |Best Damn Top ‘The FSN Final
| 50 Special Tournament From Las Vegas. 50 Special Score (Live)
| [Tor i0 = Top 10 PGA Golf EDS Byron Nelson Championship -- First Round. From trving, Texas. (CC) :
GOLF p y p From Irving, . ‘ ) ‘ e
eer ul a Se Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.
Lingo (CC) Weakest Link (\ (CC) High Stakes Poker (CC) Chain Reaction |Chain Reaction J J :
GSN | : ( ) (CC)
im 7a 1 ae aaa IN ANIGCT
| (:00) Attack of {X-Play X-Play PS3. Cops ' eo to |Cops “Coast to {Arrested Devel- |Ninja Warrior fy
G4Tech re show i) [Coast A (CC) |Coast” A (CC) lopment (CC) wy
(00) Walker, _|Walker, Texas Ranger While ona |HARD GROUND (2003, Western) But Mallia Bruce Dern, Seth Pe- 7c
HALL iia plane, Walker and pes prisoner|terson. A lawman springs a bounty hunter from jail to hunt killers. (CC) Savieuli if
1 (CC) tries to escape. M (CC)
a : — — =
I Se Buy Me ‘Michael:|Holmes on Homes “Taking a Bath” Handyman Superstar Challenge [Disaster DIY — Junk Brothers
HGTV iG" Over’ 4.0 (CC): “Know It rl It’ Six contestants. |Kids Pea NaN ee
C (N) 0 ( . A (CC) _ftion. Of )
| ~IMorris Ceruilo Breakthrough |LoveaChild Inspiration To- [Life Today (CC) |This Is Your Day [The Gospel
INSP ate
CC) iL day __{ (Ce) Truth a
| Reba Van acci- |My Wifeand . jAccordingto |Accordingto (Friends The = |Everybody Everybody
| KTLA © © |dentaiiy“cuts’ iKids "No Sulds® jdim Jim tis Jim (Part 1 of|gang parties with [Loves Raymond Loves Raymond
Reba. (CC) | (CC) hooky with Kyle. |2) (CC) soap stars. A (CC) A (CC)
Still Standing {Reba “Date of [Reba Reba pur- |THE OBSESSION (2006, Suspense) on Amandatesa
| LIFE Bil ges a Super Mirth” 1 (CC) sues a career in |woman to get closer to her daughter. (C
Bow! ring. real estate. (CC}
:00) South Carolina State University Debate - —
MSNBC |
NICK Jimmy Neutron: |SpongeBob [Drake 8 Josh [The Cosby |The Cosby The Cosby [The Cosby _
Boy Genius SquarePants 1) | Nosh ls Done’ |Show (CC) {Show a0 (CC) Show (CC) |Show 4 (CC) 3
NTV (00) Shark “Fall |Survivor: Fiji (N) O (CC) Without a Trace Elena goes under |News (\ (CC) |News — Rare Mr MUR MCA v aN . oe = SS
rom Grace” 7 cover as an exotic dancer. 1 | : ‘ :
Pinks ~~ (SPEED Road [SPEED Road {Redline TV [American Mus- |MotorWeek (N) {Car Crazy (N)
SPEED © Tour Challenge |Tour Challenge \cle Car N (CC) |
— ate. — ————_}--. ~ aieieaes eatealuseitoe ee - — Sapalataa oe
“TAgainet All Behind the Michael Youssef |Bishop T.D. This Is Your Day |Praise the Lord (CC)
| | TBN Odds (CC) ‘Scenes (CC) OF sic Jakes (CC) (CC)
3 oussef.
: Everybody [Friends “The [Friends The girls |Friends Ross’ Friends Rachel's | % & , THE FUGITIVE (1993,
TBS ie einen a fa the Peale apne! be ant és ison - OG returns. Suspense) ae Ford, lon,
“Who Am 1?” oned Guy” 1 rematch. the lam. my Lee Jones. (CC)
(:00) Overhaulin’| American Chopper Orange County | American a Ss vs. Ju- [American Chopper “FANtasy Bike: |
TLC 1957 Corvette. {Choppers break ground on anew |nior 2” Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. contin- | Susan Morsset he second FANta-
; (CC) {world headquarters. ue their competition. (CC) sy bike winner. (CC)
(00 Without a [NBA Basketball Eastern Conference First Round Game 3 -- Detroit Pistons at Orlando ~~ [NBA Basketball:

race “Between jMagic. From Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla. (Live) {CC}
| the Cracks” 1

ea Pokemon: Diamond and —_—/Ed, Edd n Eddy
earl “New Adventure in Sinnoh”

TV5 (:00) Les Victimes






Camp Lazlo

My Gym Part- Courage the
Sleepover.

ner’s a Monkey |Cowardly Dog





Futurama
CC








Storm Stories [Abrams & Bettes Weather: Evening Edition (CC
Two ttt













































00) Duelo de |La Fea Mas Bella Lety es una nina |Destilando Amor Aqui y Ahora
UNIV be dulce. romantica ¢ inteligente, pero
japenias atractiva. (N) |
(:00) Law & Or- |Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Criminal Intent An
USA der: Criminal In- Birthright” A. (CC) “Debt” A (CC) esteemed nun is slain in her inner |
tent (CC) | city church. “ (CC)
Ht apt ees hs ae eae ocala apie teeta z ieee a aine intial ft ; 4
| VH1 Flavor of Love: |The Springer |Hogan Knows Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows
-|> (Charm School [Hustle Best (\ Best) Best 1 | Best Best |
; VS 1(-00) NHL Hockey Conference Semifinal Teams TBA. Live) (\ (CC) (Hockey Central (NHL Hockey Conference Semifinal
| ' crite? jks (Live) ~ Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
{co America’s | * +, WEB OF DECEIT (1990, Drama) Linda Purl, James Read, BarbaralWGN News at Nine 0 (CC)
WGN unniest Home \Hush, A lawyer uncovers a conspiracy while sleuthing a murder. 1 (CC) |
Videos 1 (CC) |
Everybody Smallville ‘Nemesis Apipe bomb [Supernatural Sam and Dean get |CW11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX Loves Raymond jexpiodes in one of Lex's secret labs. |thrown into the state penitentiary to |Tong, Jim Watkins (CC)
1 (CC) iN} 1 (CC) hunt a ghost. (N) A (CC)
L— le Ses 7 7
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil 1 (CC) News Jeopardy! (CC) |Frasier “The Ski /Frasier Martin |
WSBK ice) Lodge” (CC) |becomes a secu-
ly guard. nN |
at ec as PREMIUM CHANNELS reer
pe * The Trials of ay, Hunt Filramakers chronicle a rape-and-murder case |Big Love “Roberta's Funeral” Bill
HBO-E OOT (2006) that is dismissed after 20 years. (N) 1 (CC) makes Roman a settlement propos:
Luke Wilson. al. M (CC)
De La [4 4 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO (46) 4); PASSENGER 57 (1992, Action) Wesley
HBO-P eyemeerat DRIFT (2006) Lucas Black. An American street racer |Snipes, Bruce ae An airline security expert goes
er 24/7 (\ (CC) takes on a Japanese champion. ‘PG-13' (CC) up against skyjackers. ( 'R’ (CC)





a fan

% «1, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (1991, Comedy) Scott Bakula, Hector] & * HOOT (2006, Comed wt Luke Wilson, Logan Ler,
HBO-W _ [Elizondo, Robert t Loggia. A.34-year-old farmer aids a failing college foot- {man. A youth and his friends fight to protect endan-
ball team. 1 ‘PG-13' (CC) gered owls in Florida. ( ‘PG’ (CC)

("9 # & THE PERFECT MAN (2005, Romance- | * HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK (1998, Romance-Come-
HBO-S (Comedy) Hiary Duff, Chris Noth. A teen invents a se- dy) Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Regina King. An iddle-aged workaholic |
cret admirer for her mother. 1 ‘PG’ (CC) rediscovers her passionate side. O'R’ cc}

a th (5) * BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 (2006, Comedy) Martin Lawrence, | * DATE MOVIE (2006, Romance |



















MAX-E (ALE § (1986) |Nia Long, Emily Procter. An FBI agent reprises his disguise, posing as a Comed ) Alyson Hannigan. ‘PG: |
O'R (CC) heavy nanny. O ‘PG-13 3 (CC) 13 (CC)
|(6:40) & 4 V FOR VENDETTA (2006, Action) Natal-] # & & CLUELESS (1995, ne) si Silverstone, (5) yok THE |

MOMAX ee Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea. A vigilante Stacey Dash. Spoiled Beverly Hills teens careen ATRIX REVO-
fights a fascist government. 1 ‘R’ (CC) through the good life. ‘PG-13' (CC) LUTIONS |
(6:15) & | % GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ (2005, Crime Drama) Curtis “50 Cent” [Penn & Teller: [This American
JIMINY GLICK IN| Jackson, Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje, Walter Alza. iTV. A drug dealer Bulls...! Immigra-|Life Innovation. |
LALAWOOD a _jturns to rap music for salvation. 1 ‘R’ (CC) tion. (N) (CC) JN) (CC)







BLAC | 0, BEAUTY SHOP (2005, Com-
edy) Queen Latifah, Alicia Silver-
stone. 1 'PG-13' (CC) |

a 20) | DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005, Comedy-Drama) Kim-
RAUMA (2004) te Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore. A woman starts over after her
Colin Firth. R’ husband leaves her. 0 "PG-13' (CC)











PAGE 32, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007





INTERNATIONAL NEWS

(RR N00 Vs, =)
Tai Shan granted ‘visa’ to stay
two more years at US zoo

THE TRIBUNE

@ TAI SHAN, the National Zoo's popular giant panda cub, munches on bamboo in Washington,
Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Chinese officials granted the cub an extended "visa" on Tuesday to stay at
the U.S. zoo for two more years.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Leaked Blair-Bush
memo damaged Britain’s

international standing,
British court told

@ LONDON

PRIME Minister Tony Blair’s
senior foreign policy adviser
said Wednesday at the trial of
two men accused of leaking a
classified memo that such dis-
closures damage Britain’s inter-
national standing and put lives
at risk, according to Associated
Press.

David Keogh, 50, a codes
expert, and Leo O’Connor, 44,
a lawmaker’s aide, are accused
of violating secrecy laws by dis-
closing a document relating to
April 2004 talks between Blair
and President Bush.

The exact contents of the
memo, which is considered so
sensitive that much of the trial is
being heard behind closed
doors, have not been directly
referred to by counsel or wit-
nesses in open court.

But the Daily Mirror news-
paper reported that the memo
noted Blair had argued against
Bush’s suggestion of bombing
Al-Jazeera’s headquarters in
Doha, Qatar. The Daily Mirror
said its sources disagreed on
whether Bush’s suggestion was
serious.

Keogh worked at a govern-

nt communications bunker
that relayed information to
diplomats overseas via encrypt-
ed or secure methods. Prosecu-
tors allege he received a faxed
copy of the memo to send on
to an unnamed official, before
duplicating it unlawfully and
passing it on to O’Connor.

Both men deny breaking the
Official Secrets Act.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, a Blair
adviser present at the meeting,
said it was essential that world
leaders share their views frankly
and privately. Sheinwald will
take over as Britain’s ambas-
sador in Washington later this
year.

“The unauthorized disclosure
of these views puts their peo-
ple at risk,” Sheinwald said.

“When dealing with matters of

military and more sensitive mat-
ters of diplomatic relations, you
need a bedrock of trust.”

Sheinwald said at the time of

the discussion, the performance
of coalition troops was under
intense pressure due to kidnap-
pings, growing violence from
Shiite extremists and Spain’s
decision to withdraw its forces
from Iraq.

The judge then asked the
public to leave the court so that
the contents of the memo could
be discussed privately. The pub-
lic were allowed back as defense
lawyer Rex ‘Tedd began cross-
examining Sheinwald.

“If there is a discussion
between world leaders — no
matter how illegal or morally
abhorrent aspects of the discus-
sion may be — may that illegal-
ity or abhorrence affect whether
the cloak of confidentiality
should apply?” Tedd asked.

“Tl think the confidentiality
rule applies,” Sheinwald
answered,

Blair said he had no informa-
tion about any proposed U.S
action against Al-Jazeera. The
White House called the claims
“outlandish and inconceivable.”



The document, marked
“Secret-Personal,” was intended
to be restricted to senior offi-
cials and was written by a Blair
adviser, prosecutors have said.

Sheinwald said the “secret”
designation was used to indi-

cate the memo’s contents, if

made public, could damage
relations with a friendly gov-
ernment, threaten lives and
compromise military opera-
tions. He said the “personal”
caveat imposed a personal
responsibility on the recipients
to tightly control who sces it.

The ‘Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds fora

J good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the

} area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986

} and share your story,

INTRODUCING WENDY'S”

CHUNKY CHICKEN SALAD

COOL REFRESHING CHICKEN SALAD WITH TENDER

CHOPPED CHICKEN BREAST AND VEGETABLES,

TOSSED TOGETHER WITH DIJON RANCH AND SERVED
ON FRESHLY BAKED ARTISAN BREAD.



Do what tastes right®

ALLAN RENN ANAL

AARNE ARENA NH NN

AOA

Wane



ANNAN

.





+ &

ry

\







- THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

SECTION

| oe
? \

business@tribunemedia.net

BU

Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

a STS







Money Safe.
Money Fast.

international Money Tracster *

Gack ob Tic thaws

TST RNA ET O MA fF,

Oniine at

BankBahamasOniinecom



‘No new or increased
taxes’ in 07-08 Budget |

Minister identifies timeshare room tax as area of poor tax collection,
as ‘capacity constraints’ impact capital spending draw down

B By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

he Government’s fiscal
2007-2008 Budget will
contain no new or

increased taxes, the minister of

state for finance told The Tri-
bune yesterday, with the focus
remaining on improved revenue
administration and collection -
an area a number of agencies
had been doing a poor job in.
“Generally speaking, the
quick answer is no,” Mr Smith
said when asked whether the
Government planned to intro-
duce any new or increased taxes
into the Budget, whose presen-
tation will be among the first
tasks of the new administration

following next week’s May 2
general election.

“It'll probably be more in line
with the tax administration
we've been doing over the last
three years,” Mr Smith added.
“We now have in place a Rey-
enue Compliance Office in the
Ministry of Finance, and over
the last year they;ve been gomng
through every revenue item to
see if we're receiving the cor-
rect, maximum amount of rev-
enue from these items before
we fiddle with the tax rates.”

The minister said the Office
was “finding that slack adminis-
tration means that revenue is
being lost or not collected”.

Mr Smith said one example



administration weakness
involved the room tax that was
supposed to be levied on time-
shares, at a rate similar to the 6
per cent tax levied on hotel
room rates.

“The agencies that are
responsible for billing and col-
lecting have not been doing a
very aggressive job,” Mr Smith
said. “Particularly in the Family
Islands, people are saying they
want to pay but are not being
billed.”

Once the Government had
completed its efforts to tighten
revenue collection and enforce-
ment, squeezing every last cent
possible trom the existing sys-
tem, “then and only then can

you begin to look at addressing °

Mr Smith said increasing
import duty rates on certain
items to compensate for revenue
losses and weak collection in
other areas was unfair, as the
Government would be “taxing
the same group of compliant
people” over and over again.

The Revenue Compliance
Office had hired six to eight
people, all with backgrounds in
finance, economics and business,
to work on tightening revenue
collection and enforcement.

“We're going to be doing
more and more improvement of
tax administration, relying on
technology and training,” Mr
Smith said. “It’s already paying
dividends.”

On whether the Budget,

prepared by Mr Smith, his Min-
istry of Finance team and the
outgoing PLP administration,
will contain any incentives and
measures to further stimulate
business and the overall eco-
nomic environment, Mr Smith
said this was still being discussed
with other ministries.

Among those with an inter-
est in business development, cre-
ation and stimulation are the
likes of the Ministry of Financial
Services and Investments, the
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
and Bahamas Development
Bank.

Mr Smith acknowledged that

of revenue collection and

SEE BUDGET, 4B

‘JAMES SMITH

tax rates”. : which will essentially be one

Guana Cay opponents ordered to pay $100k

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Bank warns liquidity may
hit ‘economic growth levels’



\, @ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ommonwealth Bank has warned that the system-wide
liquidity crunch experienced by the Bahamian com-
mercial! banking sector during the latter part of 2006
could “slow the level of economic growth” in 2007 compared to
last year. its president and chief executive saying the situation
would have “material implications” for credit creation and con-

sumer demand if it continued.

William B. Sands, Commonwealth Bank’s president and chief
executive, writing in the bank’s annual report, said that while the
bank had set itself “aggressive objectives” for asset, revenue
and net income growth, credit expansion was dependent on mar-
‘ket liquidity - the surplus cash assets in the banking system avail-
able for onward lending purposes.

Mr Sands acknowledged that the Central Bank of the Bahamas
had “recently confirmed the shrinkage of available liquidity”

SEE page 9B



Tribune Business Editor



OPPONENTS of the $175 million Baker's
Bay Golt & Ocean Club development on
Great Guana Cay yesterday said they were
considering whether to appeal a Court of
Appeal order that they pay $100,000 as secu-
rity for the developer's legal costs, the court
having refused to hear their application for an
injunction halting all work until this was paid.

Fred Smith, the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association’s attorney, said he and his clients
were “considering” whether they had grounds
for an appeal against the security for costs
order, but they would make “every effort” to
make the payment if necessary.

“The court refused to hear our appeal until
we paid the security for costs.” Mr Smith
said. “The Association, despite this obstacle
to hearing our appeal. remains optimistic,
committed gnd alive and kicking, and will be
making every effort to meet the payment of
$100,000.”

Work on $175m Baker's Bay project goes on, as court refuses to
hear Association’s injunction appeal until security for costs paid

The Baker's Bay develepers, San Francis-
co-based Discovery Land Company, had
asked the Court of Appeal to order the Asso-
ciation to enter security for its costs to help
detray its legal expenses and some costs asso-
ciated with a work stoppage.

However, Mr Smith and the Association
are claiming that this is nothing more than a
tactic to prevent them from pursuing the case
by attempting to undermine their financial
resources.

“There is a misconception that our Asso-
ciation is being bankrolled by wealthy for-
eigners. This is not the case,” Mr Smith said.
~The Save Guana Cay Reet Association is a
grassroots Bahamian organisation that also
has the support of the non-Bahamian resi-
dents.

“We are dismayed that our right to be

heard in the protection of our rights is being
obstructed by the developers, in conjunction
with our government, who are putting up
roadblocks to prevent us having our day in
court.”

Mr Smith said that if he ever went into
government, he would look to enact legisla-
tion that would prevent cases involving “mat-
ters of grave public importance, to not be
blocked from having their rights determined
by procedural rules governing security for
costs”.

Hearing the case yesterday, Court of
Appeal president Dame Joan Sawyer had lit-
tle patience for any of Mr Smith’s arguments
that were not to the point of the case.

Discovery Land Company’s attorney,

SEE GUANA CAY, 4

‘It cannot be business
as usual for Freeport

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GBPA.
The GBPA’s ownership, and
that of its Port Group Ltd affiliate,



abel (0l0 a
Teel:
Ina snap!

Ned Seat sy

N

ie Bank of The Bahamas
SERS Tel se) Re i Oe Sg
Call 242-397-3000 for more information

ss

UU ORL TEI Os








The late Edward St George's
family “are not averse” to dis-
cussing the way forward for
Freeport, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) and the
Hawksbill Creck Agreement
(HCA) with the licencees, their
attorney told The Tribune yester-
day, recognising that “cannot be
business as usual”.

Fred Smith, a partner with Cal-
lender’s & Co, said the St George
estate had already indicated to
the Government its willingness to
enter into a process “to diversity
the share ownership base” of the

is currently being disputed
between the estate and Mr St
George’s long-time business part-
ner, Sir Jack Hayward. He is
claiming that he owns 75 per cent
of their holding company, Cay-
man-domiciled Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC),
whereas the St George estate is
alleging that the ownership is
50/50 between the two parties.
Mr Smith added that a further
impetus for change in Freeport
had come from the originating

SEE page 3B

Bahamian bank wins
verdict on escrow deal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

A BAHAMIAN bank and trust company has seen the Privy Coun-
cil uphold a ruling in its favour relating to a dispute with a client over
fees and commissions it was paid for acting as an escrow agent, the high-
est court under Bahamian law also awarding costs against the other par-

ly.

Geosurvey Holdings Ltd had appealed to the Privy Council over a
July 28. 2005, ruling given by the Court of Appeal that favoured BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas, a decision that backed up the original Supreme
Court verdict by Justice Joha Lyons, which awarded the bank $881,156.

Geosurvey, a BSI (Overseas) Bahamas client, had appealed on the
grounds that ii was incorrect for the judge to determine an issue that

went against it, even though it was

not in dispute between the parties

before him. Vhe company also argued that it had been “untairly
deprived” of the opportunity to develop its argument and evidence on

this issue.

The Privy Council recorded that the dispute had its origins in the
1970s, when a Dr Peter Gollmer set up a business providing comput-
erised geosurvey services, Which he carried out through Geosurvey
International (GIL) and Geosurvey GmbH (Geo).

The companies won contracts with various countries, including Tan-

SEE page LOB



PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 | THE TRIBUNE
ee oe

THE PLP pledges
IS CLEAR! | trade accord
sac with the US

Competitive Prices li By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
For Any Type of Business "i Tribune Business Reporter
Parts and Services Available i he Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has
Order One Today. e pledged that if re-elected it will pursue

the completion of the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU) and, more significantly, a free
trade agreement with the US, this nation’ $ major
trading partner.

It also promised to complete a bi-lateral
agreement with the European Union’s Schengen
group to allow for visa- free access by Bahamians
into Europe.

The party said this was an indication of its
commitment to the “further engagement of the
Bahamas in trade matters, and to accomplish the
best trading agreements for Bahamians to open
new markets for Bahamian goods and services.
These agreements will ensure significant tax
concessions for Bahamian exports.”

The PLP also vowed that it will give priority

Tru ck G Equ i pment to foreign investors who demonstrate a willing-

= ness to partner with Bahamian investors, and
Sales and Se ruices * who commit to supporting - through targeted
financial and technical assistance programmes -
the development of Bahamian entrepreneurs. |
The PLP vowed to further assist Bahamians
by encouraging the formation of Employee
Stock Option Plan (ESOPa) in all enterprises,
INTERNATIONAL particularly those benefiting from government
incentives.
The party explained that ESOP contributions/ jj PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE
dividends would be exempt from the calculation
of business licence fees.







Authorized Dealer With regard to its international relations, the ment”. It plans to do this by:
Free National Movement vowed in its Mani- * Ensuring increased transparency in eco-
festo 2007 to continue to participate in regional, nomic and government systems.
Located off J. F K hemispheric and international organisations, * Forming strategic international partnerships
including CARICOM, OAS, the Common- with nations within the Caribbean community
opposite Esso on the run. wealth and the United Nations. and the Association Of Caribbean States.

Come see us or call Sean Bain In addition, the party says that if elected to * Negotiating membership in the World Trade
at 328- 2463 office, it will conclude bilateral visa abolition Organisation (WTO) to create new markets

agreements with selected countiies to facilite _ for Bahamian goods and services.
visa travel to the Bahamas and by Bahamians The FNM also pledged to maintain the.
internationally. * Bahamas as a low-tax jurisdiction, and continue

The FNM pledged to “enhs ce the pre- advocacy of a ‘level playing field’ for standards
paredness of the economy fer success in an | to be observed by providers of financial ser-
increasingly competitive international environ- vices internationally.

"We Keep You Moving"

Life

idem ie ieee letra)

Mt may’ sound cliché, but hanniness to me is cecing) my. dreams come true and charting < a course for
new ones; not just for me but for my Hanley friends and Ny frelartonstie with FirstCaribbean
makes VeOUNInG posslntes Lee ae

Speak to our experts about our Chequing & Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposits, SureStart and our
Income Escalator, plus get the pest insurance advice.

Success... Solved.

INTERNET & TELEPHONE BANKING” INSURANCE » ABMs © DEBIT CARDS e CREDIT CARDS

FIRSTCARIBBEAN.

INTERNATIONAL BANK
GET THERE, TOGETHER, -



ene



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3B



,
Private trust boost

for financial sector

Freeport

FROM page one

summons filed by the Freeport
Property Owners and Licencees
Association with the Supreme
Court, seeking answers as to
how Freeport and the GBPA
had come to this current state
of affairs.

“The St Georges see that a
new day has dawned for the
future of Freeport,” Mr Smith
said. “It certainly cannot be
business as usual, as it was in
the past.”

He added that it was “not
politically palatable” for the

Hayward and St George fami- :
lies to retain the current GBPA
and Port Group Ltd ownership :
structures, and the former’s :
licencees were now moving to
assert their rights as enshrined :
in the Hawksbill Creek Agree- :

ment.

proceedings,” Mr Smith said.

“Tt is plain and obvious that the

licencees and residents of

Freeport are going to assert

their rights and future place as
partners in the Hawksbill Creek :

Agreement arrangements.

“The licencee action is an }

opportunity to begin to build

constructive and positive rela-

tions with the licencees. They

want to participate in Freeport’s ;

future, and the St Georges are

not averse to engaging partici-

pants in positive discussions.”
Meanwhile, the Hayward

and St George families, and

their attorneys, are back before
Supreme Court Justice Anita
Allen this morning. She has yet

to decide whether Sir Jack’s
claim to 75 per cent ownership }
has to be tried asa preliminary :

issue, as the estate wants, the
St George side considering this
issue to be “pivotal”.

On the Hayward side, ICD
itself has applied to the

Supreme Court to be joined as
a party to the litigation between :

the two parties, arguing that it
has a right to be heard. ICD

and its attorneys have also :
applied to strike out the action :
brought by the St George :
estate, and overturn the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd receiver- :
ship, which is being handled by :

BDO Mann Judd attorneys,
Clifford and Myles Culmer.

For its part, the St George

estate will be opposing the ICD

application, and is likely to

argue that it should not be

joined as a party and should

stay out of the litigation.

MIAMI WAREHOUSE

“The licencees have launched

m@ By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMIAN financial
services executives were
yesterday told that the leg-
islative amendments to
facilitate the establishment
of Private Trust Companies
in the Bahamas would help
position this nation as the
private wealth management
jurisdiction of choicem
allowing clients to have
more control over their
assets.

“These amendments
were particularly encour-
aging, as they demonstrat-
ed unequivocally the Gov-
ernment’s firm commit-
ment to ensure not only
the delivery of superior
financial services to our
clients locally and interna-
tionally, but serve to reas-
sure relevant stakeholders
of our continuing efforts
to underpin this commit-
ment by way of amend-
ments to the proposed leg-
islation.

“This is a progressive
step in the continued
growth and development of



The Tribune wants to hear
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
and share your story.

Now Receiving: Cargo
First Sailing May 2nd 2007

Located 3701 NW South River Dr.

Miami Florida 33142

Don Mackay Blvd
Marsh Harbour

P.O. Bex AB 20116
Abaco, Bahamas

Tel: 1 (242) 367-0593
Fax: 1 (242) 367-0594

Share your news

our economy,” Michael
Halkitis, Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry
of Finance, said.

He added that there was
wide consultation with the
relevant stakeholders,
including the Association
of International Banks and
Trust Companies, (AIBT),
the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB), the
Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners ( STEP),
Financial Services Consul-
tative Forum ( FSCRB), the
Central Bank of the
Bahamas, various law firms
the Attorney General’s
office, the Ministry of
Finance and the Ministry
of Labour and Financial
Services. before the legisla-
tion was passed.

Mr Halkitis said: “The
practitioners in the field
indicated that this vehicle
was preferred by high net-
worth individuals, that no
other jurisdiction had such
product specific legislation
at that time, and despite
the introduction of other
legislation such as the
Foundations Act, Purpose
Trust Act and amendments
in the Perpetuities Act, we













still need to provide an
even more attractive envi-
ronment for such persons.”
Arguing that the indus-
try was poised for expan-
sion, Mr Halkitis encour-
aged its members to con-
tinue reviewing and
upgrading practices and
procedures pertaining to
the industry, ensuring it
remains well regulated.
Heather Thompson, a
partner with the Higgs and
Johnson law firm, and who
served as a consultant on
several important pieces of
financial services legisla-
tion, including the Acts
relating to Purpose Trusts,
Foundations and Private
Trust Companies, walked
delegates through the com-

A
Da

2 REAL ESTATE
SALES PERSONS

1 REAL ESTATE
APPRAISER

~ Must have successfully

completed the required

course or licensed.












Call to drop off Resume

Tel. (242) 328-2001

&

Farocy again Raty)

LANDMAR K REALTY

INVESTMENT ARK Fl SERVICE







announces

Weekly Freight Service

BETWEEN
MIAMI FL - NASSAU - MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO f&

NASSAU DEPOT

Will Receive Cargo
Bradley St. Palmdale Opp. Kemp’s Funeral Chapel

ponents of the legislation.

Rochelle Deleveaux,
legal counsel for the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas,
discussed the legal ramifi-
cations and implications

when providing Private
Trust Company services to
clients.

The seminar was held at
the Sandals Resort on
Cable Beach.

SUMMER CAMP
FOR ASTRONOMY

The Solar System

Explore:
The Constellations

Discover:
See:
Search For:
Where:

When:

Family 3 or more person - $250.00

Saturday May 12th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm



Commencing May 2nd 2007 (Dry Cargo)

May 3rd, 2007 (Refrigerated & Dry)

East Street North, Kelly’s Dock

P.O. Box N-351
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 1 (242) 322-2142
Fax: 1 (242) 322-6089



The Astro Club is designed to explore the wonders of the Cosmos with students with
the ase of their eyes, binoculars and tdescopes, We believe that science can be

fun, This summer camp will introdace them to an adventure with the stars,

This uaique experience is available nowhere else iv the Bakamas, The camp will
appeal to students 7 years and older. It's a life time adventure

Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Satum
Comets, Satellites, Meteors
The Cosmos Observatory. Has 360 degree panoramic view of the sky

June 19 to August 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
once weekly for 10 weeks. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday

Fee: $9.90 per visit ($99.00 paid in advance) 2
10% off for siblings. Fees include membership fee for the whole year
($10.00 value) Pick up drop off service on request. Make enquires.

No charge for adults accompanying students under age 7yrs.

To Find Out More

An Exhibit at The Marathon Mall. Find out about the club and see the
Telescopes we will be using, Saturday April 28th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Open House at Cosmos Observatory, Soe the Facility and sign up forthe camp.

Astre Club at

Cosmos os Obseryatory

iia % en fat baie
BO. Box N3122, Nassau, Behamas
Ph: 323-8879, Fax: 325-7162, Mobile anid, E-mail: sands de@gmailcom

Club Director - «Dr. David Sands

3701 NW South River Dr.

Miami, Fla. 33142

Tel: 1 (305) 635-4650
Fax: 1 (305) 635-4651

acaba pd osite Dollar Rent A Car

irport Locat fon)





PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, ‘2007
rece ee een A ie OS

GUANA CAY from 1

Michael Barnett, of Graham, Thomp-
son & Co, argued that because the Asso-
ciation was able to pay for legal repre-
sentation on several occasions before
the lower courts, the Court of Appeal
and the Privy Council in London, it was
reasonable to assume it could come up
with the sum of $100,000.

However, Mr Smith argued that
because of the nature and importance
of the case, the Association should not
be asked to pay any security in costs.

He argued that the Association had
no real assets and was only formed as a
company to give the residents and home-
owners of Guana Cay a legal avenue to
voice their concerns.

Dame Joan scoffed at Mr Smith’s first
suggestion, that his clients pay $25,000 in
security for costs, calling the offer unre-
alistic.

Although Mr Smith later submitted
that his clients would pay $50,000 in cash,
Dame Joan ruled that considering all
facts of the case — including the lengthy
proceedings — the sum of $100,000 was

reasonable.

The Court of Appeal president told
Mr Smith that he should have made his
clients’ objections to the sum known to
the developers’ lawyers months ago,
either in written form or verbally.

The $100,000, she said, is to be paid
within 14 days.

If the Association fails to make the
payment by May 10 — the date when all
parties are scheduled to return to the
Court of Appeal — the Association’s
appeal will fall by the wayside.

The Court of Appeal president yes-

terday also took offence to Mr Smith’s
behaviour in the court room, which she
considered too casual.

She admonished him that he was not
at a social event, but before a
court and should conduct himself accord-
ingly.

Dame Joan said her court, and the
judiciary, have in recent times been
attacked by members of the Bar, and
that she will no longer tolerate it.

“And I am sick and tired of it,” she
said.

The Court of Appeal president also

THE TRIBUNE

criticised Mr Smith for not being
properly prepared yesterday
morning.

This was despite the fact, she said,
that he has on numerous occasions spo-
ken to the press about the details of the
case.

On May 10, the Association can have
its application for an injunction to halt
work on the project heard if the security
for costs has been paid.

The Association’s appeal on the sub-
stantive issues of the case is still sched-
uled to go ahead on May 17.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EQS SSRN â„¢
SK S33
-

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/TRAINING/PURCHASING
EXPERIENCE:

Minimum five years multi-unit restaurant management.

Minimum five years drive - thni unit operations.

Minimum five years build out/openings of units.

Minimum five years training/purchasing for multi units.

Proven record of positive financial/operational growth & contral.
Knowledge of menu compilation and layout

Knowledge of food cost/labour costs and analysis.

Knowledge of setting up aud ruming a food commissary.

Strong BOH and FOH training and skills.

Must be willing and able to work in the trenches.

Knowledge of marketing a definite plus.

Food service and handling certification a definite phis.

Excellent Organizational aid communication skills.

Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs md POS systems.
Tertiary education is essential” ~*~ —-- -

COMPANY ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years multi-unit responsibility for daily restaurant administrative and financial data
auditing, computing and reporting. ;
Five years experience in daily, weekly and monthly restaurant environment payable and receivable
accounts entry and auditing.

Total proficiency in the monthly, quarterly and yearly compilation of budgets, P&L statements, bal-
ance sheets and cash flow reports.

Exceptional knowledge of all Microsoft Office Systems and the ACCPAC Buswmess Reporting Sys-
tem. ,

Exceptional direction, commnmication and organizational skills.
Tertiary level education in accounting or related field.
Salary based upon experience and productivity.
Please e-mail resumes to: Managing Director at barrobahamas.com

NO TELEPHONE INTERVIEW ACCEPTED

MESSAGE FROM:

THE CLEARING |
BANKS ASSOCIATION

The Clearing Banks of the
Bahamas advise that

Election Day

Banking hours will be as follows:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2"¢
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Regular banking hours will resume on
THURSDAY, May 3" from
9:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.



BUDGET from 1

“we might want to increase” the
funding for the Bahamas Entre-
preneurial Venture Fund, the
so-called venture capital fund
designed to assist budding entre-
preneurs and start-ups, which
has received $1 million annually
from the Government since
being set-up.

Mr Smith said the 2006-2007
Budget was the first one in
which the Government had giv-
en fiscal predictions for the next
two to three years, and the Gov-
ernment was “doing our very
best to frame the Budget so we
keep pretty much within those
benchmarks”.

i+

Government
of Canada

For the 2006-2007 fiscal year,
which closes on june 30, the
Government projected that the
GFS fiscal deficit (a measure-
ment that strips out the cost of
debt principal redemption) will
be equivalent to 1.9 per cent of
Bahamian GDP, standing at
$125 million.

For this current Budget year,
recurrent revenues were fore-
cast to be $1.347 billion, while
recurrent expenditure and cap-
ital expenditure were projected
to be $1.386 billion and $196
million respectively.

For 2007-2008, the Govern-
ment has forecast that it will
reduce the GFS fiscal deficit to
1.3 per cent of GDP or $90 mil-

Gouvernement
du Canada

AT YOUR SERVICE

The Canadian High Commission in Jamaica offers a registration
for Canadians who expect to be living in, or are already living
in The Bahamas for three months or more.

The service is provided in the event there is a need to contact
Canadians to offer urgent advice during a natural disaster or
civil unrest, or of a family emergency at home. The registration
is voluntary and personal information-provided on the registration
form is protected and used in accordance with the provisions
of the Privacy Act. For anyone who has registered with our
office in the past, we would appreciate being kept advised of

any changes to your address or telephone numbers.

You can register online at www.voyage.gc.ca. If you have any
concerns regarding the submission of your personal information
online, you may choose to register by mail, fax or in person
using our printed form, which can be picked up at our office or
downloaded at the above website.

Contact information:
Canadian Consulate

P.O. Box SS 6371 Shirley Street Shopping Plaza

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393-2123
Fax: (242) 393-1305

e-mails: kngtn-cs@international.ge.ca



lion, based on revenues of
$1.455 billion and recurrent
spending of $1.475 billion and
capital spending of $20 million.

Ultimately, the Government’s
target is to reduce government
debt from a percentage of GDP
that was last year arg 38.4
per cent to closer to 3@ per cent,
reduce and then eliminate the
persistent fiscal deficits; and
keep the ratio of government
revenues to GDP at 20 per cent
or above.

Mr Smith said yesterday of
the public finances performance
in 2006-2007 to date: “We were
quite bullish on the revenue
side, especially for the first three
quarters. We saw a kind of
falling off last month, but that —
might be a blip because of the
election. We’re investigating
that to make sure it’s not a
trend.”

On the expenditure side, the
minister said there had been a
“widening of the gap”, as capital
works, projects previously
approved were now beginning

‘to start, drawing down on pre-

viously allocated funds.

Mr Smith said predicting the
start of public sector works pro-
jects, and when allocated capital
would be drawn, was becoming
increasingly difficult.

This was due to “capacity con-
straints” resulting from the high
level of private sector activity
relating to foreign investment
projects and residential and
commercial construction, which
were occupying all available
contractors and workers.

This, Mr Smith said, was caus-
ing time lags of up to six months
between project approval and
funfing being put in place, and
construction on facilities such
as new schools arti

“Going forward, weé’re really
going to have to find a way to
get a handle on this - when it’s -
going to be spent, given the lev-
el of economic activity,” Mr

Smith said. “It’s a bit hard to «

put your arms around it.”

NOTICE

EMI

AR FOR

TE INDUSTRY

The Compliance Commission, in conjunction with the
Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), will be holding
a half day seminar exclusively for the Real Estate Industry
on Friday, 27th April 2007 at the British Colonial Hilton.

The seminar will begin promptly a 9:30 a.m. and conclude

at 12:30 p.m.

The primary purpose of this seminar is to highlight
antimoney laundering isses specific to the Real Estate
Industry. Some of the subjects to be addressed are:

e What makes a Real Estate Broker or Developer a

“Financial Institution”;
e The Compliance Commission’s Registration Process;
e A review of the risk-based on-site examination

process;

e When and how to file a supicious transaction report;
e Impact or recent amendments on the Real Estate

Industry;

¢ BREA as a Self-Regulatory Organization and much,

much more.

The Compliance Commission and BREA recommend
participation from all Real Estate Broker and developer

firms.

Kindly confirm your attendance with at BREA’s office
telephone #322-2145 or at the Compliance Commission
telephone #702-1548.





THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5B

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL ten
VAAN
, MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 14B & 7B, PALMETTO POINT

—— _ | 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 Palmetto
x , «| Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
| Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham’s Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
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 isapoolareaatthe ,
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities

and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00





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, the
said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single

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 posibility
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 wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00

‘ Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

+. 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an
“pai| area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of
‘ one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment 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 roof and L-shape in design with a total
encompasses a two storey building which is length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
; rr : approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a d ae se rl blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors
wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of ® ne NSS:

enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility : Appraisal: $265,225.00

room. 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 available.

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

LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

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 Eleuthera 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





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 approximately 15ft abov
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) “= > ote ee

weed a - STORES RRTRTES FON RRR Me Mange p Or er
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an,area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision. knawn aS'Wipten ‘Heighissthis property is compris \ ‘year. ol
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 downstairs consisting of a foyer,
guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units 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
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
) 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 rainwater
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 painted _
yellow trimmed white.





LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The
yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the

curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the
subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. :

| VACANT PROPERTIES

DUNDAS TOWN



Lot #21, crown allotment, this is vacant land approximately 10,810 sq. ft. situated off s.c. bootle drive. APPRAISAL: $17,836.50



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 Commonwealth
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; on the south by a 20’
wide rqad 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 neighborhood is
zoned tesidential 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 available.

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

i



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 Town 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 running thereon 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 hundredth ft;
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 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



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 The Bahamas, and is bounded
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 Limited, and running thereon for a
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 the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running
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 topography of approximately 2

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 of the
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 Coridon Limited,
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 Highway
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 commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

eyes e EMM) eR RLU MLE OLE §
Philio White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851



To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com - Click on “Real Estate Mall” - Click on doorway “Enter Online Store”



= ay,



PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE

Cer | RN

AirTran strikes a

“ANDEAUS

INSURANCE BROKER Co. Ltd.

To our Valuable Clients:

Office Hours: Election Day
Wednesday May 2nd, 2007

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

@ By JIM ELLIS

Associated Press Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —

Telephone: (242) 323-4545

AirTran Holdings Inc., parent
of regional carrier AirTran
Airways and a spurned bidder

Fax: (242) 328-6357

#2 & #7 Trinity Plaza, West Bay Street



for rival Midwest Air,

ANNOUNCEMENT

Dr. Beverton Moxey

Internal Medicine Specialist
Diplomate American Board Of Medicine

Dr. Beverton Moxey 1s pleased to
announce the location of his medical
practice on Montrose Avenue and
Arundel Street. Dr. Moxey completed
his Internal Medicine S ecialty
trang at the University of Virginia
School of Medicine Roanoke-Salem
Program where he also served as Chief
Resident. His practice encompasses
comprehensive medical and critical
care for adults mcluding but not
lunited to annual physicals, disorders
of dl orion Diabetes Mellitus,

elevated cholesterol and acid reflux.

Dr. Moxey returned home in 2005 ‘and
is currently an Acting Consultant in the
Department of Medicine at Princess
Margaret Hospital. He also serves as
Clinical Instructor for the University of
The West Indies School of Medicine
Bahamas campus. Dr. Moxey is an
Attending Physician on the medical
staff of Doctors Hospital and 1s a
articipating health care provider in the
Pak multi- specialty sessional
clinic. Please call our office today to
schedule your next appomrtment or
consultation with Dr. Moxey

Briere Health & Healing Medical Centre
Montrose Avenue & Arundel Street
Tel: 242-328-I119

WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL

ENTRANCE
EXAM

SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 2007
9:00 a.m.-12noon

at

The Bluff Primary School
Windermere High School
Green Castle Primary School
Ebenezer Methodist Church
Epworth Hall, Nassau

Children presently in Grade 6
and above are eligible to
write exams for Grade 7-12.

Telephone #(242) 332-6105
(Monday - Friday 9a.m.-3p.m.)



on

Wednesday said it swung toa
first-quarter profit as higher
fares and improved traf

fic



drove a surge in revenue.

AirTran said it earned $2.4
million, or 3 cents per share,
in the January-March period
versus a loss of $8.8 million, or
10 cents per share, in the year-
ago period.

Sense

“We obviously feel a sense
of satisfaction with the first
quarter even though our prof-
it is not large,” said Joe
Leonard, AirTran chairman
and chief executive during a
conference call Wednesday.
“The first quarter for us is
always a tough quarter.”

Leonard cited AirTran’s
profits despite winter storms
and continuing high fuel prices
as contributing to the compa-
ny’s profitability.

“About $4.5 million dollars

in refunds were issued due to
storms and cancellations,”
Leonard said. “That’s a sub-
stantial loss, but we’re pretty
happy with the way we’ve got-
ten through it.”

Two weeks ago, AirTran
told Wall Street to expect a
“slight profit.” Analysts polled
by Thomson Financial were
looking for a penny per share.

Revenue jumped 21 percent
to $504.5 million from $416
million. Analysts expected
$504.3 million in revenue.

“This is a good indicator,”
said analyst Ray Neidl, of
Calyon Securities Inc. “If Air-
Tran can do well in the first
quarter, they should be able to
carry this through for the
year.”

AirTran shares added 10
cents, or .86 percent, to $11.70
in midday trading on the New



(e “KA- CHING!”

MONEY IN YA’ POCKET!

BUY GOOD QUALITY, SLIGHTLY USED
GOODS FOR

50% - 80% OFF

Tel:



THE ORIGINAL
RETAIL PRICE.

PLUS, GET CASH FOR ANY NEW OR
USED ITEMS YOU HAVE LYING
AROUND YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU
DON’T NEED OR WANT?

Located inside Pricebusters store,
#361 Soldier Road.
393-0535









first quarter profit

York Stock Exchange. They
have ranged from $9.06 to
$15.77 over the past year.
AirTran has offered about
$389 million in cash and stock

for Midwest Air Group Inc., -

but the Midwest board has rec-
ommended that shareholders
reject the bid as inadequate
and has argued it can be more
profitable alone.

That means there could be a
showdown at Midwest’s annu-
al shareholders meeting in
June. AirTran has courted
Midwest shareholders for more
than a year, boosting its bid
from an initial offer of $78 mil-
lion.

“We’re confident that at the
end of the day we will prevail,”
Leonard said. “It’s taking two
good airlines and making one
great airline.”

Airline

A combined airline would
offer more than 200 airplanes
serving more than 70 cities,
Leonard said. AirTran’s ten-
der offer expires May 16.

In AirTran’s earnings report,
it said revenue passenger miles,
which measure one paying pas-
senger flown one mile, rose
19.2 percent to 3.65 billion in
the quarter. Capacity increased
20.5 percent to 5.21 billion
available seat miles.

Load factor, which measures
the percentage of available
seats filled, was 70.1 percent,
down from 70.8 percent a year
ago. Average fare rose 6 per-
cent to $94.29.

AirTran announced plans to
begin service in 2007 to St.
Louis, Mo.; San Diego, Calif.;
Charleston, S.C. and Portland,
Maine. Midwest stocks rose 32
cents, or 2.33 percent, to $13.84
in midday trading on the
American Stock Exchange.

ERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

Procurement of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the

Y ear 2007
1.0

The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (hereafter called the

Purchaser’) now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for the procurement
of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the School Year

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from the

Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education, Headquarters,
Thompson Blvd. from Monday, 2nd April, 2007, and obtain further

information, at the second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed

envelop bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject
bided on (e.g. “School Furniture’).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address,

on or before Friday, 27th April, 2007 by 5:00pm (local time). It will
not be necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by

2006.
2.0
3.0
4.0

mail.
4.0

Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those

Bidders or their representative who choose to attend, at 10:00am on
Tuesday, Ist May, 2007 at the first address below.

(1)

(2)

The Chairman Tender
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach

P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 327-1530

Purchasing/Supplies Section

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571

}



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7B





@ By JULIA WERDIGIER
c.2007 New York Times
News Service

LONDON — Royal Bank
of Scotland, the British bank,
and two other European
lenders Wednesday offered
72.2 billion euros, or $98.5 bil-
lion, for ABN AMRO, the
largest Dutch bank, triggering
one of the biggest takeover
battles in the banking indus-
try.

Royal Bank of Scotland,
together with Banco Santander
Central Hispano, Spain’s
largest bank, and Fortis, a Bel-
gium banking group, offered
39 euros a share in stock and
cash for ABN AMRO.

Their offer, 70 percent in
cash and the rest in stock,
trumps a 36.25 euros all-share
recommended offer made by
Barclays, another British bank,
on Monday.

The bid by the Royal Bank
of Scotland group depends on
ABN AMRO keeping LaSalle
Bank, its American operation,
which is considered one of its
most attractive assets. On
Monday, ABN AMRO

announced that it had agreed
to sell LaSalle to Bank of
America in what was widely
seen as an attempt to discour-
age an approach by the Royal
Bank of Scotland consortium.

If successful, the Royal Bank
of Scotland bid would likely
lead to a break up of ABN
Amro, something the Dutch
bank has said it is eager to
avoid.

Rijykman Groenink, ABN
AMROs chief executive, has
in the past said that he would
reject any plans to split up
ABN AMRO, where he has
spent almost all of his career.

Before Wednesday's offer,
he had said that he would pre-
fer a combination with Bar-
clays, which would create one
of the world’s largest banks, to
any approach that would break
up ABN AMRO.

On Monday, Groenink said
that he did not think dividing
the bank up made financial
sense.

Some analysts said that the
battle for ABN AMRO would
not be decided on price
because of Groenink’s eager-
ness to avoid a division of the

LOST

GOLDEN RETRIEVER
“PADDINGTON”

$300 REWARD

LAST SEEN IN CABLE BEACH NEAR SUPER VALU FOOD STORE

on April 17, 2007

License # 7-1402

Neutsred Male

PLEASE CALL DR. DAVID ALLEN:
(HM) 327-7863 OR (CELL) 557-3172

allens@coralwave.com





UK banks bids
98.5bn for
ABN Amro

bank. He could argue, they
said, that there is more long-

term value for sharcholders if

ABN AMRO merges with
Barclays to create a larger
bank instead of being split
among three rivals.

Wednesday's counteroffer
also depends on the Royal
Bank of Scotland group get-
ting financial information
about ABN AMRO.

Other analysts said that
shareholders may still opt for
the higher takeover offer.

The Children’s Investment
Fund, an activist hedge fund
investor in ABN AMRO
Whose pressure on the bank’s
management board to boost
the share price triggered the
start of takeover talks with
Barclays earlier this year,
Wednesday called the offer by

the Roval Bank of Scotland |

consortium “compelling.”

INSIGHT

Cin
behind the
Wa ac
est
Mondays



DAY APRIL 28TH

SHOPS & OFFICES

(Next to Wendy's on Bernard Rd.)

¢° Ample Parking
° For more information call 396-0000






TAYLOR

INDUSTRIES LTD.
111 Shirley Street

WILL BE CLOSED FOR
ANNUAL STOCKTAKING

Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28

The London-based fund,
which owns less than 3 percent
in the Dutch bank, also said
that ABN AMRO must now
allow the Royal Bank of Scot-
land group full access to the
same financial information it
has already given to Barclays.

It said that ABN AMRO
should recommend the offer,
and terminate the sale of

MUST SELL

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale Sub-
division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence consisting
of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. ,The
building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone.

We regret any inconvenience this
will cause to our customers.

























PARE eae eae RES




For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:

Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608

tase gesy Geeiyiag BN pyrernAginen meat ork ae pipes






Interested persons should’submit offery'in Writing addressed 162.5 > >
The Manager, Credit Risk Management »Managing Drrector’s Office...
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 27, 2007












Bernard Road Complex
Bernard Road
www.bahamasrealty.bs
www.cbrichardellis.com



BAHAMAS REALTY trp

COMMERCIAL

In association with

CBRE

CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD



oe




$KRKEREOCOWaa
“ee IN \\\\ .



\ WOR .

\



MOO

Evan inns

“PHONE 320.6

NI





PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE





SEGEERREGBERSERBEE

with friends, but Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke tried anyway: Take
time to learn how to handle
money.

“Although financial matters
are probably not at the front of

a By JEANNINE AVERSA
‘AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — It
might be a hard sell to kids
daydreaming about prom,
summer vacation or hanging

JULIUS BAR

Julius Baer, a leading global wealth manager is
seeking to employ an experienced professional to
join their team as:






Portfolio Specialist

The main tasks of this position are:

¢ Monitor and implement-global investment
templates and systems for wealth management
client;

¢ Execute trades and contro! procedures to portfolio
managed client base across fixed-income, equity
and FX markets;

¢ Implement Portfolio Management policies,

procedures from head office;

Market Portfolio Management services to

prospective and current clients.

RGEC AUCEREHHR TERE RRR SHEER RBC EE PEBMRER EGE






The successful candidate will have:

¢ Minimum three years experience in portfolio
management or product specialist function in a
wealth management context;

¢ Bachelors Degree in Finance or Economics, further
education is plus (e.g. Series 7 or CFA;)

e Strong analytical skills

Interested person meeting the above criteria should
apply in writing, on or before May 10, 2007 enclosing
a full résumé with cover letter to:

a8

WREAE TERA REE RRR RAPER








= BY MAIL BY HAND

s--Personal & Confidential Personal & Confidential

__Resident Manager Resident Manager

: 7P.0. Box N-4890 Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Nassau, Bahamas Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore




Nassau, Bahamas

gaRe
HARBORSIDE
RESORT

JOB OPPORTUNITY
AVAILABLE

Director of Sales
SALES DEPARTMENT



mea ee

a
3
3
a
a
%
u
cI
8
x
2
4
a
a
®
&
9
5
a
8
a
&
t
ke
if

CE
cage eee ee te we.

ae 2
Bee ee

't Job Summary

Interested candidates must have the ability to:

¢ Direct, coordinate, and staff the sales operation at Harborside
Resort at Atlantis.
¢ Work in coordination with the Marketing department on the
development of Marketing and Sales Programs.
Deliver results by meeting targeted sales goals, budget
management, staff and personal development.
Participate in weekly Yield Meetings and is proactive in
developing the SVO culture at The Harborside Resort at
Atlantis.
Direct the hiring and development of the leadership talent
necessary to achieve the goals.
Communicate all necessary information in a timely fashion to
the Project Director. .
Establish and maintain a consistent, relevant training program(s)
utilizing company resources
Schedule management and sales executives in a manner that
will create a smooth flow and process to achieve company
goals. >
Lead the sales operation in a constancy of purpose striving to
maintain our corporate vision and culture.
Anticipate the needs of the operation and the customer.
Create a synergistic environment with Operations, Marketing,
SVO corporate.
Constantly strives to operate the Sales department profitably.
(NOTE: Always seeking the most efficient ways to operate
the sales function.)
Direct the planning, organization, and coordination of the
morning sales meeting “Pump Sessions”.
Train Sales & Leadership talent according to SVO and brand
guidelines.

Qualifications:

Proven successful track record of directing Sales and Marketing
teams.

A minimum of proven 5 years recent vacation ownership
experience at a Director level position. Starwood Vacation
ownership experience is a plus.

Experience gained through increasingly responsible
management positions within sales.

Strong leadership skills.

Excellent communication, listening and organizational skills.
College degree preferred.

All interested candidates should submit their resumes by
May 11th, 2007. Fax number — 242-363-6822



your minds today, the day will
come when you will be respon-
sible for managing your own
or your family’s budget or
when you find that you need to
save to get the things you want
—a college education, a new
car or even your own home,”
Bernanke said Wednesday in
remarks prepared for students
at Wilson Senior High School.

An explosion of financial
products means that people
have to be increasingly more
financially sophisticated, he
pointed out. That also means
students need to understand
the fundamentals of budget-
ing, banking, saving and invest-
ment, Bernanke said.

“It is also essential that you

‘know how to use — properly

INSIGHT

For the stories behind

ate M ate CMe rele Mele] a) 4
on Mondays



SALE OF GOODS

Storm Frame Windows is selling
High Quality Hurricane Resistant Casement Windows
at LOW discounted prices due to non-payment of goods.
Company willing to absorb costis.

For more information contact our store
on Mt. Royal Avenue

Tel: 325-6633













PN





Receptionist Sales Clerk.

¢ Be Punctual



plus.






ELEMENTARY:



Music Teacher




Mathematics) Physics
Physics/ Biology

Male Physical Education




the following:

e A Teaching Certificate



forwarded to:






experience.
Dea



Computer Company Seeks Person to fill the position of

Applicants should possess the following:-
¢ Good Organization Skills
¢ Be Computer Literate

Previous experience in computer equipment sales industry a

Interested applications should send resumes
and other information to
nassautechjob@ yahoo.com

KINGSWAY ACADEMY
Vacancies for Teachers for September 2007

Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
o: . o . = ~
positions in the following areas:

Physical Education Teacher

Teacher for grades 1 through six

Religious Studies/Christian Values
Mathematics/ Information Technology

French and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
Food and Nutrition) Needlework: Art

Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A-T. UH, and AP level with at
least a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with 6 years
experience at High School level in the particular subject
area along with a‘Teacher’s Certificate. A Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
would be an asset. All successful candidates should have

e An Academic Degree in the area of specialization

e Excellent Communication Skills
¢ A love for children and learning
¢ High standards of morality

¢ Be a born again Christian

Letters of application together with a recent color
photograpgh and detailed Curriculum Vita (including
the names and addresses of at Icast three references,
one being the name of one’s church minister) should be

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and

dline for applications is Friday May 4, 2007.

PE UA TALON TPT CARI (PT




a














































TNE FNRI E ET Se AT Oe

{

and responsibly — the many
types of credit that will be at
your disposal, such as credit
cards,” he added.

In pushing this cause,
Bernanke picked up one of the
passions of predecessor Alan
Greenspan.

A nationwide survey last
year found that on average,
high school seniors got a flunk-
ing grade when it came to
financial literacy. They
answered correctly only 52.4
percent of questions about per-
sonal finance and economics.
The survey, sponsored by the
Jump$tart Coalition for Per-
sonal Financial Literacy, was
released by the Federal
Reserve.

Fed chief urges more
financial responsibility

The dismal results of the sur-

vey underscored the need for -
students to improve their |

financial know-how.

“As you think about your
future, don’t forget the impor-
tance of financial literacy,”
Bernanke told the students.

In his remarks, he did not
talk about the future course of
interest rates in the United
States or the state of the econ-
omy.

Many economists believe the
Federal Reserve next month
will keep a key interest rate at
5.25 percent, where it has been
since last June. Before taking a
break, the Fed had steadily
boosted rates for two years to
fend off inflation.

NOTICE

mpki

company

Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Lad.

BAHAMIANS—PLEASE EXERCISE
YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

In order to encourage our staff and clients

to do the same, we will be open from
8:30am to 12:30pm
on Wednesday, May 2nd,

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

LAMPKIN & COMPANY
Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Ltd.

12 Montrose Ave.

P.O, Box EE 15280

Phone: (242) 325-0850 Fax: (242) 326-8024
E-Mail: info@lampkinco,com





HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS
IS HIRING SALES AND
MARKETING EXECUTIVES

Are you searching for a career with an ocean

of earning potential?

Harborside Resort at Atlantis is currently seeking Sales and
Marketing Executives to join our team in generating maximum
vacation ownership sales while maintaining both a professional
personal image and upholding company standards of integrity and
professionalism in servicing our clients. We are looking for

candidates with:

* Proven vacation ownership sales and marketing experience
* Focus on efficiency, net closing, sales volume

and Owner services

¢ Excellent communication skills at all levels

* College education (a plus)

* Ability to perform work in The Bahamas

At Harborside Resort at Atlantis you'll discover all the
advantages you would expect from one of the world’s leading
travel and hospitality companies, including outstanding
compensation and benefits. If you want a career that will help
you sail into the sunset one day, it starts with Harborside

Resort at Atlantis.

For immediate consideration, please respond to the Recruiter,
Harborside Resort at Atlantis, on or before May 4. Qualified
candidates may fax resumes to 407.418.7066, email to
recruitment-caribbean@starwoodvo.com or mail to:

. Caribbean Recruitment
9002 San Marco Court
Orlando, Florida 32819
USA

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace

a@ac

HARBORSIDE
RESORT

=

ATLANTIS

THE ATLANTIS VACATION CLUB



THE TRIBUNE



ea ee
Bank warns liquidity

FROM page one

within the Bahamian commer-
cial banking system, while the
competition between banks for
deposits meant gross interest
margins on Commonwealth
Bank’s “consumer-based prod-
ucts” were likely to come
under pressure.

James Smith, minister of
state for finance, while recent-
ly telling The Tribune that the
Central Bank was unlikely to
raise the Bahamian Prime
Rate to prevent it becoming
disconnected from commer-
cial bank rates, admitted that
banking liquidity was “at the
lower end of the comfort lev-
cl”, standing at $170 million
at the end of March.

Commonwealth Bank
acknowledged that “any sig-
nificant growth in our loan

base is likely to be tempered -

by the level of liquidity in the
banking system”, aithough
demand for credit was set to
remain high due to overall
economic growth and rela-
tively low unemployment.

The bank’s analysis mir-
rored the'Government’s hopes
that capital inflows associated
with business expansion and
foreign direct investment pro-
jects would kick-in to boost
banking liquidity and the
Bahamas’ foreign exchange
reserves.

Mr Sands also warned that
“delays in the development of
major projects”, singling out
Baha Mar’s $2.4 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment, and the
impact of the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) on US tourist arrivals
‘and the hotel industry, would
require careful monitoring.

Commonwealth bank gen-
erated $40.4 million in net

income during the 12 months
to December 31, 2006, an
increase of 27 per cent over
the previous year, with rev-
enues up 16.4 per cent to $81.6
million.

Mr Sands told the bank’s
shareholders that while it had
achieved “double digit loan
growth”, the impaired loan to
total loan and total asset ratios
were “well-controlled”.
Impaired loans stood at 1.46
per cent of the total loan port-
folio at year-end, and 1.19 per
cent of total assets.

Some $5 million had been
gained through credit recov-
ery during 2006, Mr Sands
said, and “a significant amount
of the bank’s gross impaired
loan total resides in Grand
Bahama, which continues to
experience a general econom-
ic downturn”. Consumer loan
impairment.on that island
stood at 2 per cent, compared
to an overall average of 1.2
per cent.

This had resulted from the
2004 hurricane season and
subsequent closure of the Roy-
al Oasis resort, with the loss
of 1200 jobs. As at December
2005, some $2.4 loans were
being monitored, including 110
that were related to Driit-
wood, then-owners of the
Royal Oasis, totalling $0.8 mil-
lion.

Mr Sands said Common-
wealth Bank’s return on assets
and return on equity, the two
most common measures of
bank efficiency and perfor-
mance, increased by 4.2 per
cent and 9.9 per cent respec-
tively in 2006, ending the year
at 34.82 per cent and 3.76 per
cent.

Its overall efficiency ratio,
which accounts for non-inter-
est expenses, compared to rev-

enue generation also improved
to 46.7 per cent.

During 2006, Common-
wealth Bank saw its mortgage
portfolio expand by 36 per
cent, or $51.9 million, to $196.1
million, slightly below the pre-
vious year’s growth rate, while
the consumer loan and credit
card portfolio also: enjoyed
“double digit growth” to end
2006 at $568 million and $32.3
million respectively.

The overall loan book grew
by 17 per cent in 2006 or
$123.2 million to $828.8 mil-
lion. Deposits rose by $118.1
million or 17.3 per cent to
$798.4 million, while cash and
liquid assets expanded by
$31.9 million or 52.8 per cent
to $92.3 million.

Net interest income stood at
$72.2 million, compared to $62
million the year before, a rise
of $10.2 million or 16.5 per
cent, while interest expense
grew by 25.8 per cent to $32.2
million. Net interest margins
fell slightly from 6.7 per cent to
6.6 per cent, as pressure grew
on deposit rates.

Non-interest income rose by
$3.4 million or 18.8 per cent
to $21.2 million, while non-
interest expenses grew by $2.9
million or 7.5 per cent to $41.2
million. ,

Commonwealth Bank said
its total capital ratio at Decem-
ber 31, 2006, stood at 23.1 per
cent, some 2.9 times higher
than the minimum capital lev-
el required by regulators.

Its Tier 1 capital, primarily
featuring ordinary sharehold-
er equity, totalled $106.5 mil-
lion at year-end, a rise of $17.9
million or 20.2 per cent. Tier 2
capital, which comes from
preference shareholders and
cannot exceed Tier 1 capital,
stood at $85 million.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - REMINDER

The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all persons who bave
not yet verified for the January 2007 exercise to do so without delay.

Failure to present oneself or the appropriate life and payment certificate for
verification will result in the interruption of payments for June 2007.

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Public
Treasury at telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561

PUBLIC NOTICE - REMINDER

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9B

FIRSTCARIBBEAN

INTERNATIONAL BANK

ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS
FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited is accepting applications for various
entry-level full-time positions. These include:

¢ Customer Service Representatives (Tellers)
* Wallets Processing Officers & other Clerical & Administrative positions

If you possess the following skills and qualifications, here’s your opportunity to work
with the Bahamas’ most dynamic banking organization:

¢ Minimum of 5 BGCSE Certificates inclusive of Mathematics & English Language
(Grades of ‘C’ or better)

¢ General PC Knowledge - Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

° Fast & Accurate Keyboarding Skills

¢ Prior banking experience, though not required would be an asset

¢ Applicants should also possess excellent:

° Written & Verbal Communication Skills

¢ Interpersonal & Organizational Skills

¢ Analytical & Problem Solving Skills

If you believe that you’ve got what it takes and want to join our team, please submit
a detailed resume, including your email address, along with copies of all *relevant
documents to the address listed below:

Miss Deangelia Deleveaux - Business Associate

Human Resources Department

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited

P.O.Box N - 7125

Nassau, Bahamas

(Important: Please ensure that you include your return email address)

*Relevant Documents must include:

* Copies of your high school diploma, certificates, professional qualifications, etc.

¢ Three (3) written character references on your behalf

¢ Acopy of your valid police certificate

¢ Two of your most recent (2) passport-sized photos

¢ First 4 pages of your valid passport.

* Copy of your valid National Insurance Board Card
r

Note:

- Resumes submitted without copies of certificates will not be considered.

- Candidates who are contacted for an interview will be requested to provide original
documents/certificates for verification.

FirstCaribbean Bank offers a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate,
Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We
are the largest, regionally listed bank in the English-speaking Caribbean, with over 3,500
staff. FirstCaribbean offers a very competitive remuneration package, a medical/health
program, a pension scheme and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to all of our employees.
Additionally, we have a clear talent management strategy, which ensures to prepare you
effectively to take on a leadership role within the business and provide a solid foundation
for your future career.

FirstCaribbean International Bank is an affiliate of CIBC

SO

TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

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

wishes to announce that. applications

General Meeting to be held on Saturday May 19, 2007.

The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all pensioners, who
have not yet verified for the January, 2007 verification exercise to do so without

delay.
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.

Pensioners are to visit the Public Treasury Department on the ground floor of the
British American Insurance House, Marlborough St. and Navy Lion Road, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday, bringing with them
some form of identification such as a. Passport, Voter’s Card, National Insurance 1
D or Driver’s License with photo. Failing to present oneself or the appropriate life
and payment certificate for verification, will result in the interruption of bank
payments.
The qualification for each post is available upon request.
Please note that life and payment certificates are no longer required on a monthly

basis. However, pensioners must be verified during January and July of each year.

The life and payment certificates must be duly certified. Completed applications, along with the other information

requested should be returned to any of the offices on or

The following life and payment certificates are available at the Public Treasury:
before the close of business on Friday April 27, 2007.

Official Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used by
retired Public Officers

General Form 20

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Friday April

21 World War 1 Veterans and Widows Life & Payment
27, 2007.

Certificate to be used by Veterans & Widows of World War 1

30 Parliamentary Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used
by retired Parliamentarians

Any application, not fully completed or without the
requested supporting information, or received after the

aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration.

120 Bahamas Widows’ & Orphans’ Pension Fund Certificate to be
used by Widows’ & Orphans’ Pensioners

All pensioners, in receipt of a pension that is paid by the Public Treasury, are urged
to verify during the designated months, each year, in order to avoid any
inconvenience.

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

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Treasury at
telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561.









PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

. ; Y
4 ;






























| Bahamas Co-operative League Limited
&
' Bahamas Co-operative League
Insurance Brokerage Limited

will be relocating
to our new office complex at
| Russell Road

(Qakes Field across from COB campus through
the corner of McDonald's-we’re right next door)

On Monday April 23, 2007

Our new telephone number is

302-0100

We look forward to serving you
at our new location.

me fee ee mw ee ee

In accordance with Section 88 of Road Traffic Act,
Chapter 220, Statue Laws of The Bahamas, the
licensing and inspection of all Public Service Vehicles
will be carried out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Tuesday May Ist thru Thursday, 31
May 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles covered
by ‘their franchise are presented for inspection.
When an owner/operator present fewer vehicles for
inspection than the number covered by his/her
' franthise, the Road Traffic Authority Board in
the “absence of proof will assume that he/she no
longer needs the franchise which are not presented for
| inspection. The Authority therefore, requires him/her
to show cause why his/her franchise should not be
| redyced on the strength of Section 89(1) of the Road
Traffic Act.

: Service Vehicle Li : & I i
{

Further, all franchise holders must produce
| doctmented proof to show that their franchise is
operational at the time inspection.

Signed:

VANE ERR A

THE TRIBUNE

he SS i i
Bahamian bank wins

FROM page 1

zania, but by 1983 had run into
financial difficulties owing, in
part, to the Tanzanian govern-
ment’s non-payment of sums
owed to Dr Gollmer.

As a result, a Dr Ibrahim
Kamel agreed to step in and pro-
vide financial assistance to the
companies in return for gaining
a stake in the enterprise, leading
to the creation of new entities
and agreements between the
parties involved.

These arrangements involved
a restructuring of Tanzania’s
debts to the Geosurvey group,
plus new banking arrangements
with BSI (Overseas) Bahamas.
This led to a contract being
signed on December 31, 1984,
where GIL and Geo agreed to
transfer to Geosurvey Holdings
Ltd all their undertakings and
debts, including the sums owed
by Tanzania.

To effect this, Geosurvey
Holdings, GIL, Geo and BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas executed
an escrow agreement on April
15, 1985, with the Bahamian
bank to serve as escrow agent
for an account “to which it will
credit” the proceeds from col-
lecting all overdue debts.

The restructuring led to an
arrangement where Dr Gollmer
gave up majority control of Geo-
survey Holdings, retaining 49
per cent, while Dr Kamel took
51 per cent and became chair-
man and financial controller.

A dispute between the two
broke out, and in October 1989
Dr Kamel was removed as chair-
man, financial controller and a
director of Geosurvey Holdings,
yet he was successful in regain-
ing control in late 1993.

Before that, though, the Privy
Council said that while Dr
Gollmer was still in charge, the
Bahamian law firm Callenders
& Co wrote to BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas on July 12, 1991,














FOOD & SOUL MUSIC

PURE FUN.....
YOU'D WANT TO DANCE





© CONCH FRITTERS:
OPEN AIR

°Grilled Burgers
ere Hot Dogs
@ Soft Drinks



The Countdown ts here
Who are you voting for???
FNM??? PLP??? Other???

oStarring: Election Campaign Party Contest

International Community (Bahamas) College Association
FAMILY-FUN-TIME FUNDRAISER â„¢

GOOD FRIDAY

7TH APRIL, 2007;,
12:00 Noon - 11:00p.m./



AM, Batley Park

yea Call 393-7628






WHAT'S MORE...? YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS IT!
HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE
ESPECIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!
1. We are not turning back!
2. It isn’t long now!
3. Choosing the right

enclosing three letters from
Geosurvey Holdings, Geo and
GIL terminating the escrow
agreement “with immediate
effect”.

BSI (Overseas) Bahamas had
already issued a writ in Novem-
ber 1990 against Geosurvey
Holdings and GIL to recover
commissions it alleged it was
owed for the escrow agency ser-
vices, claiming it was entitled to
be paid “customary rates” for
the years 1985-1990. This period
was later extended to 2003.

GIL, in its defence and coun-
terclaim, sought a declaration
that the escrow agreement had
been cancelled as a result of the
July 1991 letters, but this was
dismissed on the first day of the
Supreme Court trial.

Geosurvey Holdings, though,
in its defence and counterclaim
alleged that BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas was not entitled to
compensation under Bahamian
law, and that the 1991 letters
meant the agreement had been
terminated, seeking a court dec-
laration to confirm this.

But then, the Privy Council
recorded: “In June 2003, Geo-
survey Holdings substantially re-
amended its defence and coun-
terclaim, reflecting the change
of control which had occurred
since its initially amended ver-
sion. The re-amendments includ-
ed deletion of the contention
that the 1991 letters had termi-
nated the Escrow Agreement.

“Instead, Geosurvey Holdings
pleaded that the 1991 letters did
not have that effect on the
grounds that the Escrow Agree-
ment could not be determined;
two of the directors who signed
the May 1991 letter from Geo-
survey Holdings were disquali-
fied from acting because there



Venue:

Robinson Road




FREE ADVICE

INFORMATION &
TECHNOLOGY



* CAREER TRAINING
* JOB PLACEMENT

was a penal investigation being
conducted against them; the let-
ter had been sent pursuant to an
illegal arrangement between the
directors who had agreed to dis-
pose of Geosurvey Holdings’
assets for personal gain, BSI had
acted in breach of its duty under
the Escrow Agreement. Geo-
survey Holdings also sought a
declaration that the Escrow
Agreement remained in
effect.”

During the Supreme Court tri-
al, after the Bahamian bank had
called all its evidence, Geosur-
vey Holdings made a final
amendment seeking damages
from BSL (Overseas) Bahamas
on grounds of breach of duty.

The Bahamian bank denied
the damages claim, admitted
receiving the 1991 letters and
said Bahamian law did not pre-
vent it receiving commissions for
acting as the escrow agent.

At the trial, the Privy Council
recorded: “Having dismissed all
Geosurvey Holdings’ various
heads of claim against BSI, the
judgment turned to BSI’s claim
for commission against Geosur-
vey Holdings and GIL. In view
of the absence of the ‘separate
document’ as contemplated by
the Escrow Agreement, the
judge concluded that BSI was,

as a matter of principle, entitled
to be paid for acting as escrow
agent at customary rates.

“However, he decided that
BSI was disentitled from claim-
ing such commission for two rea-
sons: first, because the Escrow
Agreement had been deter-
mined by the 1991 letters; sec-
ondly, because the 1989 Act pre-
vented BSI from obtaining such
commission.”

In its Privy Council appeal,
Geosurvey Holdings argued that
it was not for the judge to find
that the escrow agreement had
been terminated, as this was not
its or BSI’s position at the
Supreme Court hearing. It also
alleged that Justice Lyons
unfairly led Geosurvey Holdings
to believe he would not “make
such a finding”, and that it was
unnecessary for it to supply
rebuttal evidence.

The Privy Council said it was
“clear” that Geosurvey Hold-
ings’ appeal “must fail”, as a
claim in its pleaded case
“inevitably required the judge
to consider whether or not the
escrow agreement was still in
existence”.

In addition, BSI had to make
out its claim against GIL, which
involved whether or not the
escrow agreement had survived.

As for the claim.that the judg:
unfairly led Geosurvey Hold
ings, the Privy Council said no
evidence existed to show this
was the case.

JULIUS BAER BANK & TRUST
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, a leading
financial institution, is seeking candidates for the following

position:

COMPLIANCE / MONEY LAUNDERING
REPORTING OFFICER

Requirements:

At least 5 years banking experience

CPA designation or equivalent

A broad understanding of Bahamian laws and regulations
applicable to banking and trust administration

Excellent communication and computer skills

Ability to work with strict deadlines and little supervision

Duties include:

Oversight and review of the Bank’s AML/KYC policies
porcedures and transaction monitoring systems 5
Liaising with regulators and auditors including follow-

up on findings

Conducting investigations

Regular interaction with the Bank’s legal counsel
Reporting on compliance issues to management and the

Board of Directors

Coordinating and administering compliance training for

key regulations

Maintaining the Bank’s compliance with Group’s standards
Rviewing new products, business relationships and

contracts

Interested person meeting the above criteria should apply in
writing, on or before May 4th, 2007 enclosing a full résumé

with cover letter to:

BY MAIL

Personal & Confidential
Deputy Resident Manager
P.O. Box N-4890

Nassau, Bahamas

BY HAND

Personal & Confidential

Deputy Resident Manager

Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore

Nassau, Bahamas



TEACHING VACANCIES

The

Anglican Centre

Education Authority

invites applications from qualified Teachers for the
following positions available in Anglican Schools

for September 2007. The

ublic is advised that

these positions are being advertised in accordance

with the

beforeA pplication for the renew

olicies of the Immigration Authorities

of Work Permits is

hat ied .¢.e 9%
We as 8 an tet O88
« 2 PPE 2e eo:

‘#
-~ &
ye eo he

FPPC Foe eCEIAF "FT ERYD DO eo es."

submitted. Bahamians are encouraged to apply.

Spanish Teachers
rench Teachers
Home Economics Teacher


















































Abaco M — 1.03 7.10 0 aan SE 3 Ca 55 000 N/M 0.00% Commerce conomics Teacher
m ¥ aco arkets: i! : A . -U. . : fo e 2
12.05 ® 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 1689 0400 69 3.45% Social Studies Teachers
9.00 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.737 0.260 = 12.2 2.89% Primary Teachers
0.85 4 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 4,000 0.265 0.020 3.2 2.35%
2.50 ¥ 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.243 0.060 10.3 2.40% Langua e/Literature Teachers
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 200 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
10.41 w 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.44 10.41 0.00 6 0.915 0.240 «11.4 2.31% athematics Teachers
2.20 * 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.90% Computer Teachers
14,26 } 9.99 Commonwealth Bank 14.26 14.26 0.00 3,144 1.084 0.680 13.2 4.77%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.02 5.02 0.00 261 0.118 0.045 = 42.6 0.89% Chemistry Teachers
288 2.40 < Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 9,100 0.295 0.000 82 0.00% Physics Teachers
6.21 ¢ 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.94 0.00 0.522 0.240 811.4 4.04%
12.49 & 10.99 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58% Physical Education Teacher
14.70 ; 11.50 FirstCaribbean 14.62 14.62 0.00 15 0.977 0.500 15.0 3.40% Rel gious Knowled e Teacher
17:11» 10.42 Focol . ‘ 0.00 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.98%
1.15 & 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00% x Biolo bf Teac er
10.20 ¥ 7.10 ICD Utilities 0.00 3,035 0.532 0.100 13.6 1.38% General Science Teacher
9.10 ¢ 8.52 J. S. Johnson 0.00 0.588 0.570 15.4 6.30% *
Premier Real Estate 00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95% Music Teacher
® fesceapesapspinemaaeitiss niet 8 ecurities § eee terc eran a AE AEGON Art Teacher
‘ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E
ue a Bahamas Supermarkets : 3 16.00 1.234 1.125 12.6
10.14 @& Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM
0.54 @ RND Holdings 55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 uaa Aa Eye peo N97
Mee us ges Course Basitities oor — Application must be received by Friday, May 11, 2007
43.00 » BDAB 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 00%
a a be ne oO = i pb ’
Bahamas Supermarkets 14:00 1400" 1.8200 8.3 2.04% Only qualified Teachers with Bachelor’s Degree and
RND Holdings 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%f eon a tin 7 3 ee : : ; rs
g Swe Hata Riltide. ara SE Teacher Training need apply. A minimum of two years
YTD% Last 12Months Div $ Yield % teaching experience is required. Teachers should have a
Colina Money Market Fund 1.336817" vorkinege k , y moO rs
bee. 2 nee ORs codon working knowledge of computers.
2.3294 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.649189*" _
| 1643. Galina Bend Fund 1238600"""* For further details please contact the Anglican
Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.4467°***" ices pRDANAALET RIE: Central Education Authority on Sands and East Street
BISX A SHAR E : ynds divided by closing price NAV KEY. at telephone (242) 322-3015 or write to:
52wk HP- Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-l yu - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity +13 April 2007
Provioug Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price i < a
Today @Close - Current day's weighted prico for daily volume Woekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week ** 31 March 2007 T he Director of Education
ChangA® Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths an . ~
. Daily “4 Numbor of total shares traded today NAV - Not Asset Value +31 Mareh 2007 The Anglican Central Education Authority
DIV % ~ Pividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M - Not Meaningful
P/E - Cliasing price divided by the last 12 month earnings F EX - Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = sees sg arch 2 i
: / . M livided by the last 12 mont 9 FINDEX - The Fidolity Bahamas Stock Index. J y 1, 1994 = 100 31 March 2007 P.O.Box N 656
= La
Y Tt he : = ee ae : i oe es rept cs Siu hacth rans sana tecaateaeeia es haar aame eae - 31 March 2007 me «
| hs "TO "TRABR CALI: COLINA 24 cL aDease TBH; FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 904.2803 Suis Se




‘ me

1

Ws ae a

aD FFP FERRO RES

enter

$B EP PSs ee



ha,

THE, TRIBUNE





Large goods orders
hit three-month high

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Orders to U.S. factories for
big-ticket manufactured goods
rose in March at the fastest clip
in three months, helped by the
biggest jump in orders by busi-
nesses to expand and modern-
ize in 2 1/2 years.

The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that
demand for durable goods rose
3.4 percent last month com-
pared with February. That was
significantly better than the 2.5
percent increase that had been
expected.

Much of the strength last
month came from a 37.6 per-
cent surge in demand for com-
mercial aircraft. However,
orders for business capital
goods excluding aircraft also
posted a strong gain of 4.7 per-
cent.

That was the best showing
for this closely watched cate-
gory of business investment
since a 7.9 percent rise in Sep-
tember 2004. The rebound
came after two consecutive
monthly declines had increased
worries that troubles in hous-
ing and auto manufacturing
were beginning to cause other

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

businesses to grow more pes-
simistic about the future.

The 3.4 percent rise in total
orders pushed demand for
durable goods up to $214.9 bil-
lion in March following a 2.4
percent increase in February,
which was previously report-
ed as a weaker 1.7 percent rise.

Manufacturing has endured
a slowdown in recent months,
reflecting troubles in the hous-
ing industry, which have cut
demand for construction
equipment, and weakness in
autos, where U.S. car makers
are struggling to reduce an
overhang of unsold cars.

The manufacturing weak-
ness mirrors weakness in the
overall economy, where
growth has been depressed for
the past year.

Many economists believe the
economy slowed to an annual
growth rate of just 1.8 percent
in the first three months of this
year, which would be the

weakest showing since the end
of 2005 when the country was
struggling to cope with the dev-
astation from Hurricane Kat-
rina. The government will
release its first look at growth
in the gross domestic product
for the January-March period
on Friday.

The strength in aircraft
orders pushed overall demand
for transportation goods up by
8 percent in March. Orders for
new cars and trucks rose by 3.3
percent, the best showing since
December, and a sign that
automakers are beginning to
get control of their inventory
levels.

Orders for computers
dropped by 4.2 percent last
month but demand for com-
munications equipment shot
up 12.3 percent and orders for
primary metals such as steel
were up 2.5 percent, rebound-
ing from a 3.7 percent drop in
February.

TAYLOR INDUSTRIES LTD

WILL BE CLOSED
at 1:00 P.M.

ON ELECTION DAY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2007

We regret any inconvenience
this will cause to our customers -



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11B

TEACHER POSITIONS

for Lower Primary Grades and
Junior and Senior High School

are now available at

Agape Christian schoo|

A Ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20760, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Applicants with BJC. and BGCSE experience in
Language Arts, Mathematics,
Literature, Music, Spanish, French, Computer Science,
Physical Education, Biology, and Art

Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the Statement of Faith of
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. Teachers must alsohave at least a Bachelors Degree
in Education ora Teacher’s Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent

resident of the Bahamas with work status. A heart for children is necessary.
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the office at:
Telephone (242)367-4777 8:30 A.M. - 3:45 P.M. or fax (242)367-5777

or visit our website www.agape-schooLcom for job or student applications

CRPFRD Pd OA POD PED Od Pet Pet Prat Prot POD LAS Pd Od Pred Pad Pd Pred

POA LOL OD POD POLL D ad Pot eh Poot Fab ED POD Lt Prat Feb

We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes

Christian values as well as a very high standard of education and

is approved by the

Bahamas Ministry of Education.
We seek to train the mind, guide the person,

Independent Auditor’s Report

and love the personality.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God....” 2 Timothy 2:15



to the members of Standard Chartered PLC

We have audited the Group (Standard Chartered PLC and its
(Standard Chartered PLC) financial
Statements (together referred to as the “financial statements”)

subsidiaries) and

for the year ended 31 December 2006 which compnse the Group
income Statement, the Group and Company Balance Sheets,
Company Cash Flow Statements, the Group and
Company Statements of Recognised income and Expense, and
the related notes. These financial statements have besn prepared

the Group and

under the accounting policies set out therein. We have also

audited the information in the Directors’ Remuneration Report + |!‘ {

that is described as having been audited.
This report is mace solely to the Company's members, as a

body, in accordance with section 235 of the Companies Act
1985. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might
State to the Company’s members those matters we are required
to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purposes.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or

assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company and
"Ss Members as a body, for our audit work, for this

the Company
teport, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor

The directors’ responsibilities for preparing the Annual Report,

the Directors’ Remuneration Report and the financial statements

in accordance with applicable law and International Financial
Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the EU are set out

Reporting
in the Statement of Directors’ Responsibilities on page 74

Our responsibility is to audit the financial statements and the

part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited in
accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements
and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).

We report to you our opinion as to whether the financial

We read other information contained in the Annual Report

and consider whether it is consistent with the audited financial
Statements. We consider the implications for our report if we
become aware of any apparent misstatements or material
inconsistencies with the financial statements. Our responsibifities
do not extend to any other information.

Basis of audit opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with International

, Standards on Auditing (UK and Iretand) issued by the Auditing

Practices Board. An audit includes examination, on a test basis,
of evidence relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration
Report to be audited. It also includes an assessment of the
significant estimates and judgements made by the directors in
the preparation of the financial statements, and of whether the
ee
circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed

We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the
information and explanations which we considered necessary

in order to provide us with sufficient evidence to give reasonable
assurance that the financial statemefits and the part of the
Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited are free from
maternal misstatement, whether caused by fraud or other
irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the
Overall adequacy of the presentation of information in the financial
Statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to
be audited.

Opinion

In our opinion:

e the Group financial statements give a true and fair view, in
accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU, of the state of

Statements give a true and fair view and whether the financial
statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report
to be audited have been properly prepared in accordance with
the Companies Act 1985 and, as regards the Group financial
statements, Article 4 of the [AS Regulation. We also report to
you whether in our opinion the information given in the Report
of the Directors is consistent with the financial statements. The
information given in the Report of Directors includes information
presented in the Chairman's statement, the Group Chief
Executive's Review and the Financial and Business Reviews
that are cross referenced from the Report of the Directors. In
addition we report to you If the Company has not kept proper
papal, records, if we have not received all the information

we require for our audit, or if information
ake by law regarding directors’ remuneration and other
transactions is not disclosed.

We review whether the Corporate Governance Statement reflects
the Company's compliance with the nine provisions of the 2003

Ch ee December 2006 and of its profit
for the year then

« the Company financial statements give a true and fair view,
in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU as applied in
accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act. 1985,
of the state of the Company's affairs as at 31 December 2006;

+ the financial statements and the part of the Directors’
Remuneration Report to be audited have besn pr

P.O. Box, F-42654
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone: 242-373-9550 — Fax: 242-373-9551

Prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 1985 and,
as regards the Group financial statements, Article 4 of the
IAS Regulation; and
« the information given in the Report of the Directors is consistent
with the financial statements.

An elegant romantic oasis of (183) Suites, spacious Deluxe, Superior
and Garden Pool View guest rooms, (3) swimming pools, famous Ferry
House Restaurant, Sabor poolside dining overlooking the lovely Lucayan

Marina for your enjoyment. KPMG Audit Pic
London

FAC Combined Code specified for our review by the Listing Rules =} Chartered Accountants
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY War notroqufed to conser weather the Boats siaemants | 27 Febnasy 2007

On internal control cover all risks and controls, or form an opinion
on the effectiveness of the Group's corporate governance
procedures Cr iis risk and control procedures.

PELICAN BAY AT LUCAYA is seeking to employ dynamic energetic
and enthusastic people who enjoy working in the Hospitality Industry
for the following positions;

EXPERIENCED RESERVATIONS SUPERVISOR



Consolidated Balance Sheet
As at 31 December 2006















2008 2005
Notes Srlbon Smaion
If you have extensive experience in Hotel Reservations Sales Systems, Goa eclosion acetal iaie a 7.688 ©8012
then this is a great career opportunity for you. You must have the i reper ahs ee,
following; Loans,and advances to banks 16,19 19,724 21,701
&
Loans and advances to customers 17,19 139,330 111,791
i : oo Investment secunties 2) 49,487 37,863
At least three (3) years experience in supervision and training of interests in associatos 22 218 128
. Goodwill and intangible assets 24 6,146 4,321
reservations sales staff. Property, plant and equipment 25 2,168° 1,644
Knowledgable of (HIS) Epitome System preferred. oo a wa 4
Knowledgable of constructing Rates, Packages, Promotions, Prepayments and accrued income . oe 9,268 2,272
: : Total assets 266,047 215,096
Advertisements, Reservations.
Knowledgeable of Yield Management. aes wae hase
Must possess good written and oral communication and cumputer Customer accounts 29 «147,982—119.931
skills, along with strong attention to detail organizational skills ol earn aia a > ae, | Se
and follow through. Debt securities in issue 31 23,514 25,913
: : . one Curt 68 283
Flexible work hours required for this position. Griese s188 aa
ini ali i 1 . j i i uals and def i 3,210 2,319
Minimum qualification required; Associate Degree in Business ee ine i :
Administration or equivelant. Retirement benafit obigations 35 472 476
Subordinated tabdities and other borrowed funds 36 12,699 10,349
E-mail hr@pelicanbayhotel.com - deadline is April 27, 2007.
Equty
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE! Sore coll a7 692 680
: Reserves 38 16,161 11,222
” ” « Total yolders' 16,853 11,882
Pelican Bay at Lucaya is owned by Sundt AS, a private anes ee eer
; ” . 2 « y — a - -
investment company based in Norway. Pelican Bay is the Tae ed
Total equity and liabettes 266,047 215,096

only investment that Sundt AS has in the Bahamas. Sundt
AS also the majority share holder of Pandox, which is a
specialized European hotel owning company, that at the

These accounts were approved by the Board of Dwectors on 27 February 2007 and signed on its behalf by

E M Dawes RH Meddings
Chawmnan Group Finance Director

PA Sands
Group Ctwet Executve

v

moment owns 38 hotels in Europe (8650 rooms). Pandox
hotels operate under well-known brands such as Scandic,
Hilton, Radisson SAS, Crowne Plaza, Choice or are
independently managed.

Interested persons may obtain a complete copy of the Audited Accounts from SG
it hc Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, P. O. Box N-7788, West Bay Street, Nassau
ahamas





PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Chynella first Bahamian

EFG @ Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT

EFG International - a global private banking group headquartered
in Zurich - is Switzerland’s 3rd largest public bank as measured
by Tier One Capital, with over $70 billion in clients’ assets
under our care. We operate in over 40 locations around the globe
with more than 400 experienced client relationship officers. EFG
offers a unique and compelling value proposition that is ideally
suited to provide solutions for the sophisticated private and
institutional investors.

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd, with one full year of operation

. in The Bahamas, continues to expand as evidenced by its new
premises at the Centre of Commerce, | Bay Street. EFG Bahamas
has over 30 experienced professionals and offers a full suite of
private client solutions for wealthy clients around the globe. Our
unique corporate culture attracts the most entrepreneurial and
most experienced professionals in the industry. To learn more
about our unprecedented growth over the past few years, please
visit www.efginternational.com

We are looking for seasoned financial professionals with at least
10 years of sales and marketing experience in providing financial
solutions to high net worth clients and companies. The candidates
must possess a solid knowledge of investments, banking and
trust services. The ability to service and grow your own client
book is extremely important. EFG provides a unique and
uninhibited global marketing opportunity, an open architecture
platform and multiple booking centres.

The successful candidates must have a university degree and
possess either the Series 7 qualification, CSC, or UK equivalent.
The individuals must have the required qualifications and
accreditations to be registered with The Securities Commission
of The Bahamas. The flexibility to go on frequent business
development trips and work within very tight deadlines is also
a necessity.

EFG offers an attractive compensation plan that includes salary,
benefits and a bonus structure directly related to profitability.
Salary will be determined by experience and qualifications.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications by
May 4, 2007, to:

Fax No. (242) 502-5428

Attn: Human Resources Manager (Re: CRO/VP)
Centre of Commerce, 2nd Floor

1 Bay Street

P.O. Box SS 6289

Nassau, Bahamas

. “Teach Me, O Lord, Thy Way”...Psalm 119:33
Shirley Street
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers

for the following positions for the 2007-2008 School
Year.

School



- Journalism / Literature (Gr. 10-12)

woman to hold ‘dual
positions’ at Diamonds.



@ CHYNELLA FERGUSON

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, KESMAWN
JONATHAN FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to KESHAWN JONATHAN NESBITT.
If there are any objections to. this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, RO.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of

this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

( “become Ferguson has
become the first Bahami-
an woman to hold the

dual positions of human resources

director and controller of admin-
istrative affairs at Diamonds Inter-
national (Bahamas) (D1).

Ms Ferguson, whose previous
job was in human resources at an
financial institution, has been with
Diamonds. International for 18
months.

As human resources director,
she is in charge of recruiting,
retention, training and develop-
ment of staff, and assisting execu-
tives in creating new programmes
for development:and growth.

As the controller of administra-
tive affairs, she assists the island
manager in managing all adminis-
trative matters.

“This job is very fulfilling,” Ms
Ferguson said. “I’ve been in off-
shore banking, and to come into
retail with people who are even
more vicarious and full of energy
in a constantly changing environ-
ment - it’s exciting.”

Ms Ferguson said there is no
comparison between retail and her
previous employment.

“It’s different from everywhere
else. We have an exciting envi-
ronment where everyone is
involved in the growth of the com-




4

‘torb a

pany,” she adds. “Human
resources at Diamonds Interna-
tional is not restricted to pushing
paper around and making sure
everyone adheres to the rules. We
are involved in every aspect of the
company.

“To see the staff go off to school
to become gemologists, designers
and watch specialists. To see the
administration staff pursue further
education such as master degrees
and certifications. To see them
complete courses and grow and
actually use what they’ve learned -
that actually gives me pleasure. -

Diamonds International has a
96-four Bahamian to foreign staff
ratio. Ms Ferguson said the com-
pany jeweller, one of the four non-
Bahamian workers, will begin to
train a Bahamian so that they can
begin to able to manufacture j jew-
ellery locally.

“And we’re hoping to do that
from within, and give our staff that
opportunity to begin new careers,”
she added.

Diamonds International has
operations throughout the entire
Caribbean, with additional stores
in Alaska, Mexico and the Florida
Keys. There are four branches in
Nassau - all on downtown Bay
Street, with a fifth one under con; *.
sideration. Te

NOTICE

NOTICEisherebygiven that ELEFTHERIOS MITROGIANNIS OF
NO.109, SANDYPORT DRIVE, P.O. BOX CB-11493, 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 26th day of
April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL-









The Public is hereby advised that we, EARL LAWRENCE
and ANNETTE NESBITT, both New Providence, intend to
change our son’s name from AJANI_ KIRK JHON NEBITT
to AJANI_ KIRK JHON LAWRENCE. [f there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, 2O.Box
SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.

The Public is hereby advised that |, JULIANA TAMIA
LATEISHA FENDON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to JULIANA TAMIA LATEISHA
FERNANDER. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box SS-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE .
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL’

The Public is hereby advised that |, LEMUEL ROLAND.
FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to change my-
name to LEMUEL ROLAND FERNANDER. If there are-
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you.
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,-
P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than_ thirty.
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

MUST SELL



- Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr. 7-12)
- Math (Gr. 7-12)

- Physics (Gr. 10-12)

- Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)

- Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12)

- Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
- Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)

- Spanish (Gr. 7-12)

- Georgraphy/History (Gr. 10-12)

- Chemistry

- Business Studies (Gr. 10-12)

- Health Science (Gr. 7-9)

- General Science (Gr. 7-9)

- Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)

- Music (Gr. 7-12)

- Biology (Gr. 10-12)

- Language Arts/Literature (Gr. 7-12)
- Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

- Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)

- Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)

- Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)

- Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)







NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PATSY LUBIN OF POLHEMUS
ST., P.O. BOX CB- 12627, 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 19th day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





ap swiss

financial

rvices
FUND ADMINISTRATOR

Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd. is a leading investment funds
administrator in The Bahamas seeking a professional, reliable,
hardworking, and motivated individual to join our staff.





Applicants must:

A. ° Bea practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith
of Temple Christian School.

¢ Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization.

Duties/Responsibilities:




Manage a diverse portfolio of funds with varying complexities to include:



“{. Understanding assigned portfolio of funds (PPM, Agreements,
Due Diligence, Resolutions)

Trade processing (subscriptions, redemptions, etc.)

Execution of trade confirmations ;
Liaising with fund partners (investment managers, third party
administrators, private bankers, etc.) >

5. Proper Reporting to the Securities Commission of The’ Bahamas
6. Preparation of annual fund audits

7. Preparation of reports and special projects

8. Other miscellaneous duties

° Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma.




D. ¢ Have at least two years teaching experience
in the relevant subject area with excellent
communication skills.



PON



e Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examinations to the
BJC/BGCSE levels.



4 bed, 3 baths residential home, with large
kitchen, dining room, living room and office,
having dimensions of 56 feet by 42 feet.

Skills & Qualifications:



Bachelors degree in a business related subject
Minimum 3-5 yeats experience in similar position

Team player with the ability to function with minimum supétvision
Computer proficiency in MS Office - Word, Excel, Outlook
Professional written and oral communication skills

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Detailed analytical and problem solving skills




* Be willing to participate in the high school’ S
extra curricular programmes.





For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
@ 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas.





Application must be picked up at the High School
Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full
curriculum vitae, recent coloured. photograph and
three references to:









Benefits include competitive salary commensurate with experience,
pension and group medical insurance.




Interested persons should submit
offer in writing addressed to:

The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518 Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before May 31st, 2007

Mr Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas ___.
Deadline for application is April 30th, 2007 -




If you meet the requirements specified-above, pleased send cover letter
and resume with reference: FASWISS, by May 11th, 2007 to:




Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd, Human Resources,
P.O. Box EE-17758,
Nassau, Bahamas Y
Fax: (242) 394-9250 ¢ Email: vking @swiss-financial. bg" °





LAL LAA LALA LEE EDL DALE EKA EEE KDDLEELKEIDERAERRAAALAAAMAABAMARM EM

ION NON NaN TA

f








THE WEATHER REPORT



a ee

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS




















































.3 all 3 ~ ol j
ply: aay vd AGU SEY Mey
j Today Friday WINDS WAVES VISIBILITY = WATER TEMPS.
High Low W High Low W WASEAU = Today: E at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles 77°F
F/C F/C F/C F/C Friday: E at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 6-7 Miles; 1 £
male Acapulco: ' 88/31 73/22 s 88/31- 74/23 pC FREEPORT Today: ESE at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles: 77°F
MODERATE Amsterdam | 72/22 56/13 pc 72/22 55/12 s Friday: ESE at 5-10 Knots 1-2 Feet 6-7 Miles | ire
Ankara, Turkey 64/17 36/2 po =~ 4/17 39/3 po ABACO ‘Today: ESE at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles 77°F
Mainly clear. Sun and some Clouds and sun, a Mostly cloudy,a Partly sunny.- The higher the AccuWeather UV Index™ number, the Athens : 68/20 . 52/11 pc 66/18 50/10 c Friday: ESE at 5-10 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles - 77°F
cloudy. clouds. _ | shower possible. shower possible. greater the need for eye and skin protection. Auckland © | - 64/17 - 56/13 pe 6417 55/12 © :
High: 85° High: 83° High: 83° High: 81°. oo a oe t oh silo t
79° « 7Ao * 790 - 790 - 7N°~ OS ire eee s pe
: Lose io a . = Low: 72° a — zou - TF se HASSAU © Barcelona 72/22 56/13 sh 69/20 55/12 pc
Balsa LtaHT Neather Real Pt tere 1 til ealreel ACCL biti hs) lb) Pah bere 1=7 \7 aii r be
a a [eer-7sF | || 65-68" F High Hf) Low HLL) Boor ee
The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature” is an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, ee preontation. pressure, a Today 4:27am. 2.4 10:33am. 0.4 Belgrade : 72/22 48/8 pc 72/22 53/11 §
elevation on the human body—everything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 4:51p.m.- 25 10:58pm. 0.4 Berlin 76/24 52/11 § 77/25 55/12 s
5:40pm. 26 11:50p.m. 0.3 Bogota 4 64/17 52/11 sh 66/18 48/8 r
Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Saturday 606am. 24 12:01pm. 0.3 ~ Brussels 78/25 «54/12 pc 79/26 61/16 s
ABACO Temperature 6:24p.m. 27 —- Budapest 74/23 46/7 pc 75/23 50/10 s
High: 82° F/28° C High _ 82" F/28° C Sunday 6:47 am. 24 12:36 a.m. 0.3 Buenos Aires oy 63/17 £ 43/6 $s = 66/18 46/7 pe
s' Low . . 70° F/21° C 7:03 p.m. 2.8 12:40p.m. 0.3 Cairo 81/27 63/17 pc 86/30 61/16 s
_ Low TI°F/22°C Normal high 82° Fi26 | —______________ Calcutia 10188 81/27 po 109/80 79726 pe
Z 3 gee Normal low ou... eee sivssievwecmere TO clea Calgary 56/13 36/2 pc 59/15 = 39/3 c
. WEST PALM BEACH ia — eee Last year’s RIQH oo....eescseeeeesseeee veciasee 87° F/312 C TT] ay ii iin | Cancun’ 88/31 73/22 pc 87/30 71/21 pc
: High: 84° F/29°C Be sees gs < oie Last year SHOW sanssastecsesachidins 72° F/22° C Caracas 86/30 66/18 pc 82/27 70/21 pc
ee 2 Low:71°F/22°C 2 Precipitation ....,,6:38. a.m. Moonrise ... . 3: * Casablanca 64/17 54/12 pc 64/17 55/12 s
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .. 0.00” 7:37 p.m. Moonset Copenhagen 62/16 46/7 pc 68/20 52/11 pc
Year to date 13.73” Dublin f 57/13 48/8. pe 61/16 48/8 pc
High: 83° F/28°C Normal year to date vee FAQ" Frankfurt 75/23 50/10 s 78/25 61/16 s
Low: 69° F/21°C Geneva — ! 74/23 46/7 sh 74/23 49/9 pc
AccuWeather.com Halifax 56/13 38/3 s 53/11 37/26
All forecasts and maps provided by Havana ~ 91/32 70/21 pc 88/31 66/18 po [NN Showers
x AccuWeather, Inc. ©2007 _- Helsinki 55/12 41/5 sh 55/12 41/5 pe || ff ®! T-storms
eee 2° 4 Hong Kong 79/26 75/23 sh «83/28 :-76/24 pc «=O SS«& 8 Rain
. NASSAU 92° jas 7 Islamabad 96/35 -72/22 s 108/42 80/26 s 3 [*_*. Flurries a ak ae Sica Se
ae High: 83° F/28°C _ Low.72°F/22°C Istanbul 64/17 50/10 pc 99/15 50/10 pe Snow precipitation. faniperetie bands are highs for the day.
Low: 72° F/22°C ‘ Jerusalem 72/22 54/12 pc - 72/22 49/9 s Forecast high/low temperatures are for selected cities.
WEST ae y co e01 7725 —«BTD 77205 ¢
ee : ingston /: t c
ee x CAT ISLAND 7 Lima - i 74/23 «64/17 pc 73/22 63/17 c
Low.74° F/23°C High: 82° F/28°C London 68/20 54/12 pe 72/22 54/12 pe
F Z : » Low. 68°F/20°C Madrid 61/16 46/7 + 61/16 46/7 sh
= Manila 87/30 77/25 pc 87/30 77/25 c
_ Mexico City 81/27 55/12 pe — 77/25 50/10 pe
Allien Monterrey 93/33 70/21 s 99/37 69/20 pc
wa Montreal. 2 SBA Sas 58/14 48/8 sh
lll. ? pee eee Moscow * 56/13 38/3 pc 65/18 41/5 r
: ES Low: 72° F/22°C Munich oe 72/22 = 44/6 s 77/25 = 43/6 s
Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's ” se “g : Nairobi 78/25 98/14 c 79/26 S713
highs and tonights's lows. High: 84 F/29°C = New Delhi } 108/42 84/28 s 110/43 84/28 s—
Low: 74° F/23°C Oslo 58/14 44/6 c 61/16 45/7 s
Parisi ciao ese eee 82/27 54/12 po ——s «81/27 54/12 s
. Prague 71/21 44/6 s 75/23 47/8 s
: Riode Janeiro 89/31 76/24 pe —«- 76/24_—- 70/21 t
=190 Te F Riyadh 95/35 75/23 s 95/35 76/24 s
ROME Se 72/02 = SOIT Sh 72/22 Sac
Today Friday Friday Today Friday By = MAYAGUANA St. Thomas 89/29 77/25 po ssp eapnee
High Low W High Low W i High Low W High Low W High Low W ; High: 86° F/30°C S70 45/7 s 70/21 4B Ss
FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC F/C FIC FIC a Low: 74° F/23°C : 72/22 fi — m2 =
Albuquerque 75/23 50/10 s 74/23 48/8 pc Indianapolis — 8/20 48/8 t — 58/14 43/6 pc Philadelphia 61/16 50/10 c 68/20 50/10 t CROOKED -
Anchorage 53/11 36/2 s 53/11 36/2 s$ Jacksonvil 85/29 62/16 pc 85/29 57/13 pc Phoenix 92/33 65/18 pc 94/34 68/20. s



Atlanta == 80/26 5613 t —«-73/22: S140 pc



68/14 43/6 c 71/21 «47/8 ~pe ~~ s~Pittsburgh = («9/20 52/11 69/20 46/7 RAGGED ISLAND











Atlantic City 60/15 50/10 c 66/18 53/11 t _ 87/30 62/16 s 92/33 68/20 s Portland, OR 64/17 46/7 pc 66/18 48/8 High: 83° F/28°C Low: 73° F/23° C

Baltimore GOS 5412 c¢ 74/23: 53/11 tt 49/9 pe 75/23 52/11 pe — Raleigh-Durham 82/27 62/16 79/26 54/12 t Low:71°F/22°C

Boston 60/15 44/6 pe 54/12 46/7 Los Angeles 80/26 5915 : St. Louis 62/16 46/7 + 66/18 52/11 . :
Buffalo © 6216 5010 c 62/16 45/7 Louisville pe alt Lake City c 70/24 : (eS
Charleston, ‘SC 80/26 66/18 pe 83/28 57/13 biadlldacd gers cy
Chicago | 57/13. 39/3 or BOIS 44/6 ye oe tee

Cleveland 62/16 50/10 r §~— 1/16 45/7 c ”



$s — 76/24 59/15 pe

See a





Si “40/4 po 66/18 43/6 pc = ' a = = Gant
584 457 5 BING 43/6 c ; a Winnipeg =Ssti(‘(<‘é‘étAO#*«CI !!#!#*#«CSAB!CCO«DIS ;
58/1 4 Seat geee” mee = set Up ec Ss pe i ot : . 04 Te (2 242) 332- 188 Tels (042
a 1528 _- 86/29 71/21 s : re. 68/4 po 89/31 58/14 2 3 Weather (W): s-sunny, pe-partly cloudy, ¢-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunder- 4 oe = ae }33 b ¢ (i 1} Mb 1st
jouston’ = 60/15 «s) 82/27 GOS 6s pe- Washington, BC-63417, 58/14 +c. 75/23, 95/12 . te © A onbinctin cakes Sent dai Dee ee eo, b Sforms, train, sf-Snow fhirries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prog-precipitation, Tr-trace., -

ve we ewww ww ee Fativate ee sat gta as





PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 THE TRIBUNE

eed Minister sticks
with fishing |





Give the G Ga a Tad wae

2 >

ta ta he Ne Me "8

Premiet’s new refillable

Gift Card!

#57 Collins Avenue *

P.O.Box N~9670

328-0264 / 328-0257



catch limits |

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

espite major objec-
tions and boycott
threats by foreign

sportsfishermen, Leslie Miller,
minister of agriculture and
marine resources, has vowed
that the recently-amended
catch limits for sports fishing
will remain in effect.

The new limits drastically
reduce the amount of fish
sports fishermen can take out
of the Bahamas, something
they object to because they feel
this small amount does not jus-



@ LESLIE MILLER

tify the expense of a boat trip
to the Bahamas.

Government will not give into:
that pressure, particularly as*

they have not received any
complaints from Bahamians. :
Mr Miller said that when he’
recently met with the Bahamas
Hotel Association, he told
them that whatever decisions
were made by himself and the
Government were made for
the Bahamian people, not per
sons who come from elsewhere,
to fish. “4
“Our job is to protect and’
enhance and upgrade what
God has given us,” he added.:
Mr Miller said the Bahamas’
is still having problems with.
poachers. Recently, an arrest”

was made where an illegal fish=;,

“

7”

erman was found with almost:
“Speaking at the official 30,000 pounds of fish. :
opening of a new seafood pro- The minister also asked Sun-.
cessing plant, Sunshine shine Seafoods to assist the
Seafood Company, Mr Miller Government in identifying:
said: “We changed the catch fishermen who may try to sell
limit by some 80 per cent,and undersized crawfish by hiding,
they crying every day to the them in the bottom of catches..
newspaper and trying to put Mr Miller warned that per-'
pressure on us to change.” sons who buy these small craw-.
However, Mr Miller said the fish are also subject to fines.









a
ee oe

verte hare” AAS I aN Lt ASW WO Wt
Sod ab Alar WADE WAP SARA WlagA banat wat mW Wel "wbnaas witli
A PLL AT

opanee
roy

BROKERAGE

Made Easy!
eeoesos BENEFITS seodcoede























‘*You can Compute Dutiable Share Your news |
charges for your imported items, The Tribune wants to hear
*Print your own Custom Entry SEN a edie apres

making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning

forms. (C13,,C43, etc.)
* Generate Landed Cost reports




for all your items, for improvements in the
*Access organized records of your ene
Shipment History. If so, call us on 322-1986

and share your story.



Make ISL Imports your best productivity tool! *CALL FOR A FREE DI



NSU celebrates 15 years in the Bahamas.

With knowledge comes opportunity, which is why Nova Southeastern University is honored to create opportunities for higher education. ‘{





Join us Saturday, April 28th at 9:30am for the official ribbon |

WY





cutting ceremony and tour of the new center. Meet our staff, —=-
and learn more about our Business and Education programs. N OV. 4 SOUTHEASTERN

Business Administration (M.B.A) Management (B.S.) UNIVERSITY

Business Administration Education (Ed.D.)

with Finance Concentration (M.B.A) Education Specialization Bahamas
Human Resource Management (M.S.) Teaching & Learning (M.S.)
8 Jean Street in Gleniston Gardens
(off Prince Charles Drive)

For more information call 242-364-6766. Visit www.nova.edu/sec/bahamas |
a Nassau, Bahamas



Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color and nationality or ethnic origin. Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501 ) to award Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Educational Specialist and Doctoral degrees.





a





PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

Clreing. with
&) Sfeneur
D) Cine

Mr. Wendell G. Dean I, ts. inezed _Qur services Includes:

fans ing e A heel, Director Traditional and Personalized Funeral Services,
. ‘ Cremation, Grief Counseling, Burial-AtSea,
Worldwitle Shipping, Local and Long Distance



‘Emerald Ridge Mortuary

& Mommnnent Company Wid.

Sere eri €: oe

SGA

Mr. Gary Kenneth
Kemp, 62

of Adderley’s Terrace off Wulff
Road, will be held on Saturday,
April 28, 2007 at 11am at St.
Margaret’s Anglican Church,
oe Road. Rev'd Fr. Joseph}
Mycklewhyte, Rev’d Angela
Palacious and Rev’d Ethan Ri
Ferguson will officiate and burial B®
will be in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

The Radiance of this “Emerald of A Gem” will always glow
in the hearts of his:

Wife: Gloria Kemp;

Three Daughters: Susan Morley, Anastacia Bowe and Allison
Thompson;

Adopted Son: Lamont Knowles;

Ten Grand Children: Samantha, Latoya, Brittney and
Rashad Bowe, Colyn, Crystal and Kristin Morley, Andreanna,
Anwar and Joshua Thompson;

One Brother: George Kemp;

One Sister: Loretta Kemp;

Three Sons-in-law: Bruce Morley, Bertram Bowe and Harold
Thompson;

Two Brothers-in-law: Whitfield Williams and Cecil Ramsey;
Seven Sisters-in-law: Advilda, Priscilla and Naomi Williams,
Stephanie Ramsey, Grace and Winifred Kemp and Judy Kemp-

Higgs;
God Child: Tamara Pinder;
Numerous Nephews and Nieces other loving family
and friends including: Norma, Dwight, Jackie, Randy,
Martin and Terrence Powell, Gia, Mark, Larry, Debra, Trevor,
Phyllis and Gary Williams, Janice Evans, Sharon Martin,
ahi and Antoine Miller, L. C. Cartwright, Chrishna and
Cecile Ramsey, Quincy and Alvardo Jones, Joehanson and
Austine Rolle, Lavaughn Baillou, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Turnquest, Oswald and Millicent Ferguson, Keith and Mable
Mason Sr. and the community of Adderley’s Terrace.

The body will be viewed in the “Emerald Suite” Emerald
Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge
Road, on Friday, April 27, 2007 from 1pm to 6pm and on
Saturday, April 28, 2007 at St. Margaret's Anglican Church,
Kemp Road from 10am to service time.



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

In Loving Memory

Maude Albertha Coleby- Wilson

Sunrise Sunset
January 5th, 1936 April 24th, 2006

Children: Mary, Helen, Vanria, Penal, Sheina, Ricardo (Rex)
Patricie, Patricia, grandchildren, sons and daughter-in-law

We are forever thankful to our families: Evans Coleby,
Wilson, McDonald, our many friends, church members.
co-workers and colleagues for your acts of kindness and

goodwill gestures to us,

We truly appreciated all that vou have done and it is our prayer
that God continues to bless and sustain you and your family.







NURSE EDRIS E. TURNER

Born:24th January, 1926
Died: 23rd April, 2006

I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still
The deepest impressed on my roe
~ Eliza Cook



Remembered lovingly by her children: Peter; Fried Philip): Niéole:)
Margaret (William); Glenroy (Ursula); and Rigardo

Grandchildren, Family and Friends °

*..away from the body but at home with the Lord’





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Pe

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

CEDRIC DANIEL
THURSTON SR,, 88

of #46 Boyd Road and formerly of New
Bight, Cat Island will be held on Sunday
April 29th, 2007 at 2pm at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road and
Cockburn St. Officiating will be The
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown, assisted
by the Rev. Father Bernard Been.
Interment will follow in the church
Cemetery Nassau St.

He is survived by his one daughter,
Catherine Thurston; four sons, Larry,
Stephen, Michael and David Thurston:
five adopted sons, John T, Kendrick, Fairburne, Francis and Keith;
fourteen grandchildren, Kishona, Kewanda, Stephanie, Stephen Jr.
Sharron, Jem, Brenika, Daniqua, David Jr., Qutel, Deja, Jada, Omar
and Marvin; two great- grandchildren, Remello and Devane:; six sisters,
Geneva Thurston, Elizabeth Bastian, Myrtis McKinzie, Idell Alleyne,
Irene Davis and Izona Colebrook four brothers Joseph, Hubert, Jerry
and Isaac Thurston; daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyanne; sisters-in-
law, Ethlyn, Alfreda, Rachell and Sherry Thurston; brother-in-law,
‘Isaac McKinzie; numerous nieces and nephews including, Jackie,
John, Joseph and Charles, Arthur, Ruth, Louise and Francis, John and
Charles McKinney, Emily Cheryl and Pam, Albertha, Dorlin, Ruth,
Vandora,Suslin, Anna, Mellie, Alfred and Dave, Charles, Isaac, Van,
Welly, Andrew, Angelo, Paulette, Francis, Suzzie and Kim, Kendrick,
Diane, Janice, Fedrica and Patrice, Roachey and Rada, Randolph,
Burke Dianne, Charles, Kim, Nickie and Christine, Elkin and Sherry,
Liz, Cathyann and Trudy, Deon, Stephen, Lincoln and Stephen, Marion,
Elizabeth, Eric, Andrew, Christine, Philip, Anthony and Trevor, Latesha,
Leanna, Dellarese, Janice and Janel: Shane, Janay, Prince, James,
Bernie, Troy, Baron, Staphon, Wayde, Macella, Hubert Jr.. Monique,
Shanty, Levardo, Leshanda, Janice, Josephine, Nathaniel, Chris,
Jeremiah, Lila, Idella, Crystal and Carlos, Nelly and Nancy, Sharice,
Dwayne, Sophia, Kadrian, Mellie, Ryan, Indira, Dryetta, Andrea,
Paula, Neil, Livingston, Susan Kenny Ann, Joe, Trevor, Anton, Bunny
and Dorha, Brendalee, Sharice and Shanay, Keva, Kenya and Najee;
numerous grand, great-grand nieces and nephews other relatives and
friends including, Patrice Saunders and family, Lilian Rigby and family,
Verneta Saunders and family, Hayden Dean and family and Michael
Dean and family, The staff of D&C Take Away and Joy's Beauty Salon.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Saturday from 10am
to Spm and on Sunday at the church from Ipm until service time.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3

Daddy...

Although your smile is gone forever

In Loving Memory of my Daddy

And your hands I cannot touch
My life was robbed of someone,
God Knows I loved s0 much!
Although you’re not here to encourage me,
And I can’t feel your warm embrace;
Each time I took in the mirror,
All I can se is your face.
Daddy you can trust the fact that,
“Keshy” is going to behave;
And satisfy with what I have left--
Because your heart you always gave.
Daddy please always remember,
Of all the things in this world;
Not only will L be your “KESHY!” /

The Late Police Constable
2215 Wayne Jerome Humes
15th August, 1970 - 24th April, 2002

But VI remain...

“DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL”
Love You Forever!
Keshani K. Humes



YW WANN NY,
oar

Curd ey Chanks

for the late

HUGH
CAMPBELL

AsNraS

CLEARE JR.

NOVEMBER 14, 1929 - APRIL 3, 2007

We would like to thank all those persons who gave us
comfort during our time of bereavement. Your
telephone calls, well wishes and kindness was sincerely
appreciated. We are especially grateful to friends and
family who visited and prayed for us.

ele 4,

NV ate i NV f. baat sf WAVE







PAGE 4, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007



Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Leon “Doc”
Rahming M.B.E., 82



Cemetery, Nassau Streets.

He is survived by his wife: Viola; Three (3) Daughters: Linda :
Fitzgerald, Lavern Hanna and Lisa Young; Eight (8) Sons: Supt. |
Christopher Rahming, Leon Jr., Loran, Leo, Lambert, Leslie, :
Lynden and Lamont: One (1) Sister: Louise Smith; One (1) |
Brother: Samuel Rahming; Cousin: Dorothy Fullerton of Kingston, : |
Jamaica; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Kevin Hanna and Charles Young; : &&
Five (5) Daughters-in-law: Mary Rahming, Sharon D. Stubbs- ;
Rahming, Sharon Sweeting-Rahming, Christine and Germaine :
Rahming; Five (5) Sisters-in-law: Gertrude Rahming, Gloria :
Demeritte, Zelda Pearson, Joyce Morrison, Marina and Gwen :
Hepburn; Three (3) Brothers-in-law; Samuel and Joseph Hepburn :

and Rhinehart Pearson; Thirty-nine (39) Grandchildren: Tyrone,
Enrico and Dion Fitzgerald, Enesca Fitzgerald-Smith, Mai-Tai,
Unoma, Christine and Christopher Rahming II, Denia Lewis,
_ Mario McKay, Lamar, Leon III, Lanette, Laurel, Tamara and
Lauren Rahming, Kevval and Kevin Hanna Jr., Leosha, Leo,

Lanique, Lamont, Latoya, Latrae, Tonique, Lashae, Lynden Jr.,
Lynrick and Lorneka Rahming, Charles Jr., Chet Young and
Leslie Rahming; Thirteen (13) Great-grandchildren; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and. friends
including: The Governor General of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna and Mrs. Hanna, The

A. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs.

families, members of St. Agnes and St. George’s Anglican



: Party and staff of Economy Bus Line and Charter Service,
: Convenient Transit and many others too numerous to mention.

: Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
: and Crematorium, Emest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00
of Kenwood Street off Montrose :
Avenue will be held on Saturday, |
“| April 28th 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at. St. :
Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill :
Road. Officiating will be The :
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown :
assisted by Rev'd. Fr. Bernard Been. :
Interment will follow in the Western :

a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.

MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr. Allison Lancelot
Hanna, 82

of Glinton’s, Long Island and
formerly of Ragged Island will be
held on Saturday, April 28°", 2007.

at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of
§ Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dolphin Drive.
Officiating will be Brother Glen
Colebrooke.

Mr. Hanna is survived by his Wife;

! Gwendolyn Collett Hanna; Three (3) Sons; Theodore, Hayward,
: and Montgomery Hanna; Two (2) Stepsons; Leonard and Steve
: Grant; One (1) Daughter; Nancy Russell; One (1) Stepdaughter;
: Cleopatra McDonald; One (1) Son-in-law; Anthony Russell;
: Three (3) Daughters-in-law; Lisa, Anna and Wally Hanna; Five
Lavardo, Lavon, London, Lamanda, Lambert Jr., Lakeem, Lashan, : (5) eee a Clark, Barbara Pierre, Joyce Rien: Yvonne
: Williams and Keva Hanna-Lawrence; Two (2) Brothers; His —
: Excellency The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna and Patrick Hanna; Five
: (5) Sisters-in-law; Ethel Rodgers, Elva Ritchie, Ruth Watkins,
: Effie Cartwright and Beryl Hanna; Four (4) Brothers-in-law;
: Carl, Ralph, Richard and John Cartwright; Eight (8)
eee ge © + Grandchildren; Marvin, Lamont, Lavardo, Lavette, Laron,
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Christie, The Hon. Frederick ' Chelcee, Catherine Abigail Hanna; Fourteen (14) Step-
: grandchildren,.Numerous Nieces and Nephews including;

Edward Turner, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Hanna, Dr. Winston Churchill : Beatrice Wilson. Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin MP, Anatol Knowles

Rolle, the Hepburn, Strachan, Sweeting, Kemp and Rahming Lucy Penn, Beverly McKenzie, Majorie Arnett, Paulette Smith
Churches, Members of Rhodes Memorial Church, members of 3 and the Lone dsignd:Coneteeson.
Eureka Elks Lodge No.114, members of Bahamas State :
Association of Elks, Daughters of Elks, the Centerville community | .
“Valley”, the Valley Boys and Pigs Junkanoo Groups, Stalwart | and Crematorium, Bresvand: Yoneaucels:

Councilors, Party Officers and members of the Progressive Liberal :

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers’ Funeral Homes






49a er Nw Rm ee 2a 3

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

com tee ‘

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5

Sa ees



Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030



Semi Military Funeral Service
For Retired Police Officer

CECIL LEON
JOHNSON, 72

of Malcolm Road, East and formerly of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera, who died at The Princess Margaret
Hospital on April 14, 2007. will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church,
Meeting Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Timothy Stewart, Bishop Spence Pinder and
Rev. A. Dewitt Hutchinson, assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will be in the
church's cemetery.

This jovial husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend is survived
by his loving wife, Nathalie; children, Collin, Frances, Austin, Lionel, Lenita. Kent
and Delinda; adopted children, Allan (Dax) Stubbs, Steve and Dave Johnson and
Kimble Wood; grandchildren, Rashad, Rashelle, Ryan, Ashlyn, Anthony, Laurie,
Braxton, Kiara, Michael, Linique, Lynette, Kyle, Ashley, Leshan, Amber. Anthonycia
and Delyncia; great granddaughter, Shante; daughters-in-law. Catherine. Podesta
(Patty) and Kayla; son-in-law, Ashton Pratt; sisters, Lenita Butler, Eunice and Freida
Johnson and Thelma Pinder; brothers, Blanton, Wilton and Lester Gibson; sisters-
in-law, Hazel Adderley, Cora Gibson, Gloria and Judy Johnson; brothers-in-law,
Cromwell and Ansell Stubbs and Vernon Pinder; nieces, Darnell, Naomi, Debbie,
Sandra, Jeannie, Valerie, Allison, Ethlyn, Anya, Florence, Beckamae, Princess, Jackie,
Marsha, Laurie, Marshanell, Donnie, Cathy, Jermaine, Virginia, Dianne, Jennetta,
Elizabeth, Cynthia, Patricia, Rose, Mary, Fredrica, Ruth, Densie. Sonya, Tracey and
Zhyrvette Wood; nephews, Fritz, Barry, Carlton, Bruce, Roderick, Brad, Frenrick,
Pembroke (Dee Dee), Ricky, Calvert, Larry, Michael, Alvin, Harry Jr., Patrick, Kenny,
Emerson, Ronald, Henry, Rufus, Calvin and Zendall; godchildren, Julie Dorsett and
Everette Armbrister; other family members and friends including their families, Mr.
and Mrs. Calsey, Mr. and Mrs Addielee Johnson Josephine Johnson, Henry Wood,
Val Wraing, Lyda Scavella, Hazel Pinder, Beverley Kemp, Aniska Darville, Hon.
Alvin Smith M.P., Roger Johnson, Lawrence Harrison, and Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Reuben Smith; also Dave Smith, Ronald Williams, Edney
Knowles, Errington Rahming, George Cambridge, Mervin Jones, Sean Laing, Richard
Dean, John Minnis, John Kemp, Errol Rolle and family, Edwin Thompson and family,
Harry Williams, Brian, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Elliston Greenslade,
Evelyn Pratt and family, Davia Carey, Tai Dorsette, Miguel Kemp, Capt. Lemuel
Ferguson, Capt. Gus Roberts, Kief Young, Vivia Young, Ingrid Simon, Carl Moseley
and The Original Patties staff; also the following and their families, Denise Moseley,
Mancini Wilson , Ashley Outten, Hon. D. Shane Gibson M.P., Hon. Veronica Owens
M.P., Pastor Alonzo Hinsey and Golden Gates Native Baptist Church, Reginald
Strachan, Ethlyn Saunders, Meagan Jordan, Ms Beneby, Kevin Ingraham, the Sands
and Sturrups, Clarice Jones, Ronald Adderley, George Mortimer, Hatchet Bay
community, Bahamas Customs, Word of Truth Ministries, Pastor Timothy Stewart
and Bethel Baptist Church, Accident and Emergency Department, Male Surgical I
and The Private Surgical Wards of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Bishop Rodney
Roberts, John and Curlean Gibson, Rev. Leonard Miller, Rev. Albert Brown, Craig
(Nugget) Kemp, Aunt Maydawn Culmer, Florence Scavella and Myrtis Farrington.

Special thanks extended to Mr. Philip Newton, Mrs. Jackie Lewis, Ms. Laurie
Hutchinson, Dr. Eleanor Fung-Chung, Dr. D. Farquharson and Dr. Padicurie.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44. Nassau Street

on Friday from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00
a.m. until service time.

De Bt

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026
INERAL SERVICES FOR






SHEILA MAE
BROWN, 58

of #5 Seven Hills Estates will be held on Saturday
3:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street. Pastor Timothy Stewart will officiate.
Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. J.F.K. Drive.

the joy Sheila brought to our lives will forever
remain in the hearts of her husband, children and
ramily,



husband: Vineent Brown; children, Gaynell,

Shnequa and Troy Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Joya Brice; mother, Deaconess

Pauline Humes; sisters, Opal Bastian, Helen Johnson; brothers, James Elliott, Javis

and Guion Henry Humes; sisters-in-law, Anna Elliott, Barbara Humes and Joanna.
Humes. Ivalee Brown; brothers-in-law, Wellington Brown and Tyrone Thurston of

Freeport Bahamas; grand sons, Alex Brown, Romeo Bowleg; grand daughters, Jada

Curry, Tahja Winder and Destinee Munnings; aunts, Ophelia Munnings, Cynthia

Bullard, Evelyn Missick, Rose Pierre, Ester Wells: uncles, Ernest Duncombe, Daniel

Duncombe: nieces, Kim Miller, Sonia Dorsett, Sofia Haas of Long Island, New York,

Shirelle Goodman, Rosemary and Anna Brown, Chery] and Sonia Elliott, Keta

Gittens. Crystal Humes, Portia Humes Clarke, Mia Brown, Wanda McPhee, Daenet

Blackwell; nephews, Stanford J. O. Bastian, Chris Elliott, Brandon Humes, Guion

Henry Humes Jr., Jovaughn Humes, John and Elvis Elliott, Leland Brown, Craig

Brown; other family and friends, Gordon and Cleveland Humes, Delores Humes

Mansburg, Michael, Ricardo and Marva Davis, Nicole Evans, Leona Sweeting, Ruth |
and Inez Markland. Mary and Philip Moxey, Una and Harrold Miller, Gwendolyn

Albury, Valentino McKinney of Hamburg, Germany, Carla and Philip Armbrister,

Nicole Bethel, Juliette and ShaneTaylor, Marina and Tom Brennen, Romeo and Lisa

Delancey, Ruiz, Kendal, Carmen and Shelly Munnings, Mary and David Johnson,

Janice and Walter Missick, Lynette and Cadwell Pratt. Anna Leszczynski of Ft.
: Lauderdale, Florida, Jared Curry, Rodney Munnings, Edward Winder, Edison Brice,

Nora and Josh Newbold, Ethalee and David Gibson, Pearl and William Adderley,

7 Willamae and Adler Minus, Winnifred and Charles Stubbs, Albertha and Wellington
: Hall, Simeon and Kenneth King, Maria Brown, Whitlene Woodside. Carolyn Sands,

Selena Clarke, Maljorie Galimore of Hollywood, Florida. Eugene Goodman, Algernon
Dorsett, Lottason Miller, Charles Grant, Donald Curry, Alfred Ferguson, Laura

Ferguson, Hildred Clarke, Patsy and Angie Wring, Lee Munnings, Lilly Seymour,

Antoinette Collie, Brenden Colebrook, Yvonne and Crystal Patton, Michael Bowleg,

: Tyrone Roker, Kevin Seymour, Reggie and Maria Dorsett of Orlando, Florida, Martin
: and Aspry Minus of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Pastor and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and
: the Officers and Members of Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor, Officers and Members
: of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Church, Pastor Chadwick James and the members of

Mekaddish Ministries, The Management and Staff of Bahamas Customs, The
Management and Staff of Magistrate Courts. The Management and Staff of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited. The Management and Staff of The Ministry of Agriculture, The

i Management and Staff of RBC FINCO, Dr. Clyde Munnings and The Management
: and Staff of Doctor's Hospital, The Member of Parliament for Bamboo Town, Mr.
: Tennyson Wells, neighbours and residents of Seven Hills and the Bain Town
: Community, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30
{ p.m. and atthe Church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.







a ene Se



PAGE 6, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




1



| MR DYSON DARRON
SANDS, 27

affectionately called "Weed"





of Talbot Street, Nassau Village, will
be held on Saturday 10am at Church
of God of Prophecy, Seven Hills.
Bishop Pastor Clarence N. Williams,
assisted by Rev. Pastor Julian A.
Johnson and Minister Pastor Rowena
S. Fawkes will officiate and interment
will follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
















in The Tribune’s
NEW

OBITUARY
SECTION ©




Precious memories are held by his parents, Helen Rolle and
Harrison Sands; step-mother, Lavern Sands; two daughters,
Dyniesha and Kydiesha Sands; grandmother, Dorothy Marshall;
five sisters, Elthemease and Lornell Rolle, Delicka, Deldra and
Ashley Sands; one brother, Jerome Cleare; four nieces, Glendia
Stuart, Alexis Rolle, Tamia Cunningham and Jacoya Cleare; two
nephews, Trevor and Travis Stuart; nine aunts, Prophet Donnamae
Bodie, Lucielle Marshall, Susan Rolle, Louise Williams, Jackie
Sweeting-Laws of Port St. Lucie, Carolyn Mark, Mary Gray,
Margie Sands and Barbara Brown; twelve uncles, Ernest Rolle,
George Turnquest, Bernard and Eric Sands, Selwyn Mark, Wilson
Gray, Kenneth Laws, Bert Edgecombe, Rufus Bodie, Carvison
Williams, Danny Marshall Sr., and Harcourt Brown; cousins,
Kevin, Sharon, Rauquel, Alpheus, Gerado, Genea, Danny Jr.,
Charlie, Lashawn, Indiera, Winston, Winstana, Brittany, Gary Jr.,
Shavano, Tenielle, Renardo Jr., Rashard, Terell, Dario, Marvin,
Leshawn Gary Sr., Elda, Hervist, Petty Officer Loftann Simmons
of the United States Navy, Loftann Cooper, Bernard Jr., Lenora,
Sadie, Marie Sands, Janet Hilton, Tischka, Tiffany, Tamara Bowleg,
Tyrone, Linda, Latisha, Trumaine Gibson, Taia Bing, Elvinton
Miller, Phillip Armbrister and family and Joe Delancy; five grand-
aunts, Amanda Miiller, Cassandra Sands, Judy Brice, Edris Moncur
and Elizabeth Sweeting; five grand-uncles, Basil Rolle, Thomas,
Edgar, Talbert, Emmit and Aaron Sands; one great-grandaunt,
Evelyn Gibson; special friend, Lemra Mackey; other relatives
and friends include, Karen Conliff, Carlos Nottage, Glen Stuart,
Sybil Butler and family, Rudy and family, Marcian Major and
family, Fenton Ferguson and family, Ronald and family, Quincy
and family, Kenhugh Rolle and family, Theresa Deveaux and
family. Mrs Gibson and fainily, Staff Life Guard Atlantis, Pleasant
| Bowe and family, Elaine and family, Ruthie Wilkinson and family.
| Christian Penn and family, Ricardo and family. Mark and family,
'




Every Thursday





Call us today

ne

Mareo and family, Garvenn and family, Bishop Clarence Williams,



sf
‘eal

Chureh of God of Propheey family. Tracy and family and the |

slAiar Rens j
YOICIC! NOAQ.





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

RUSSELL & PINDER’S
FUNERAL HOME

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

WELLINGTON
AGUSTUS
WILDGOOSE, 61





of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday,
April 28,. 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
at Church of Christ, East
f Beach Drive, Freeport.
s Officiating will be
Evangelist James Miller, §
assisted by Evangelist
Ellison Delva. Interment will
follow in Harbour West Cemetery. Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama.



Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Maude,
mother Yvonne Wildgoose; children, Wellington |
"Wellie" Jr., Wildgoose, Richard Bain, Avery and
Cynthia Wildgoose, Shena Turnquest and Stephanie
Williams; seven stepchildren, Francis Balford, ]
Deborah Blues, Michelle and Gregory Pennerman, J
Renay Nottage and Jeff Martin: three brothers, Kenny.
Stanley and John "Terry" Wildgoose: three sisters, |

f Cynthia Cooper, Karen Wildgoose and Virgil: one

f uncle, Cecil Hepburn; mother-in-law, Augusta Davis: §
15 grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; two §
daughters-in-law, Paulette Wildgoose and Florence |
Bain; one son-in-law, Chester Turnquest:
stepdaughter-in-law, Karen Davis Pennerman: four
brothers-in-law, Jack Solomon, Michael and Daron
Davis and Ross Tenner-Knowles: five sisters-in-law,
Denise, Linda and Prezetta Wildgoose, Lavinia Noel |
and Iva Jones; 14 nephews, IO nieces; one
grandnephew; three grandnieces, 13 step |
grandnephews; nine step grandnieces and a host of
other relatives and freinds.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's
Funeral Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, April 27, |
2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. to service time.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7

Rurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020¢ Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ° 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST RITES FOR

DEACON DANIEL
RAHMING SR., 99

of The Bluff, South Andros, wiil be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James
Native Baptist Church, St. James Road off
Kemp Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Michael C. Symonette, assisted by Rev.
Daniel Beneby and Rev. William Hepburn.
Interment will be in The Church's
Cemetery.













He is survived by four daughters, Gloria
a Cartwright, Doralene Gibson, Florence
es Smith and Katherine Rahming: four sons,
Arthur Sr., Isreal of West Palm Beach,
Florida, Daniel Jr.. and Frederick Rahming Sr.; daughters-in-law, Anna
Rahming and Mary Bolden: sons-in-law, Lucitus Gibson Jr.. Timothy
Cartwright and Julian Perez: granddaughters, Joyce and W/Cp! 2312 Maltice
Cartwright, Sherrymae LaRoda, Woman Reserve 621 Carolyn Forbes, Roseneil
Cooper, Debbie. Janet, Maria, Mydon, Madine, Maxine and Tamara Smith,
Dorothy Robins. Prescola Rolle, Nethalee and W/Cpl 1768 Idellf Gibson,
Danria Turnquest, Nacoya Pratt. Nakita Johnson. Kathleen John, Donette
Goodman, Carla Duncombe. Samantha Davis, Sheena Neely, Rochelle
Johnson, Gloria Frodyma of Detroit Michigan, Yvonne Charlton, Judy
Rahming-Roberts, Euta Neely, Shenique Rahming-Antoine, Vezel Curtis,
Claudine, Remilda, Bernice and Tamika Rahming; grandsons, Leading Seaman
Jacob and Prison Officer Roswell Cartwright, Alexander Smith. Eddison,
Johnathan, Kevin, Cadwell. Dave, P.C. 3097 Wade, Keith and Prison Officer
Ricardo Gibson. Nacodo Johnson. Frederick Rahming Jr., Dereck, McDonald,
Spencer, Ephraim, Jacent, Clifton, Lawrence, Lorenzo, Arnold, Arthur Jr.,
Edwin, Albert. Kenneth, Israel, Alvin. Dan, Cleveland, Sherman and Jamal
Rahming, Dwayne and Dwight Forbes and PC Dominic Goodman, great
grandchildren, Faith, Marvin, Troy. Karen, Vallon, Vakito. Adra, Ava, Leslie,
Ernest Jr., Rashae, Trinity. Serenity, Duran, Darren Jr., Denique. Tarez.
Vanessa. Jasmine. Sterling Jr. Shantell, Dino, Reno, Indira, Brenda, Tevin,
Doniel, Alexandria, Alexis, Randy, Spencer Jr. Ashton, Scott, Janero, Anero,
Ternisha, Garricho. Khadesha. Eric. Meagan, Jamal, Jacent Jr. Neil. Tan,
Chenanda, Racquel. Rickkia. Eunique. Shontay, Lauren, Clinton, Rashad, .
Clindera, Bralexia, Brakito. Bernardo, Bralincia, Anton, Kadero. Andrea,
Sharika, Charltonique. Shawn. Pashon, Keontae. Keoshawn, Sharlatia,
Arlanda, Trend, Kenderia, Davia, Devonya, Dave, Davaone, Shenria, Dorinda,
Kethia, Marthony. Eloise. Koreo, De' Angelo, Andrew Jr, Ankia, Latonya,
Denique. Nikyle. Jada, Candice, Edmonique, Cueshia, Edisha, Eddison,
Edeeca, Edina, Ramoan, Rashad. Raquan, Kevin Jr, Keyshawn, Megan,
Dooanisha, Shakira, Aaliveh, Dave Jr. Shamar, Ethan, Kelsey, Leiandra,
Nicola, Edwina, Monique. Keisha, Shakira, Jemel, Alexis, Tiffany and Synobia
of Detroit, Michigan and Akeela of Atlanta, Georgia, Blair, Brittany and
Tyler: 25 great, great grandchildren: five nieces, Dotlene and Louise Flowers,
Julia and Angela Smith and Esther Taylor: three nephews, Joshua and Mitchell
Taylor and John Ferguson; numerous other relatives and friends including
Rey. Dr. Michael C. Symonette and family, Angela Neely-Armbrister, Ernest
Forbes Sr., Oscina Cooper. Sherene and Natasha Cartwright, Susanne
McKenzie, Louise. Larette, Yvette, Linda and Shameka Gibson, Andrew
Rolle, Mikko Turnquest, Eula, Miriam, Sybil and Stacey Rahming., Sterling
Charlton Sr., Carol McKinney, Luis Roberts, Frantz Antoine, Gary Frodyma
of Detroit Michigan, Randolph John William and Willimae Hepburn, Kate
Rahming, The Friendship Baptist Church family, St. James Native Baptist
Church family, Pastor Theophilus Neeley and The South Andros Christian
Centre family, Viola Adderley and family, Magnolia Brown and family, Estelle
McPhee and family, Ezekiel Johnson and family, Alfred Johnson and family
and the entire Community of South Andros.


















































The body will repose at Kuirtiss 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 10:00 a.m. until service time.



| in ropvyeet dPPQaRRNTENNCRiGeeg (my APUPTRANEATTEPHSAV TLE |

PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

PARC ON BS LRT

ba) APA

eis ak
vyesaz9,9,9 ore. &,'

Minis iilliii y Y

OL Moos (242) $40-

AHAB S S201 20H

| 4th ilour Cal B22—47 34 Sek bo 4255

THOMAS NEELY, 74

a resident of Staniard Creek Andros wil!
be held on Saturday 28th April 2007 11
a.m at St. Faith's Anglican Church
Staniard Creek. Offictating the Rev.
Father Donald G. Kerr and internment
follow in the church cemetery.
ices has been in trusted
rial Funeral Chapel Vlount R
ruc and Kenwood Street.
Lett to cherish his memory wife,
Brown: son, Thomas Jr: step children
Dennis, Elamae Mcintosh: daugh ler,
Mae Saurez, Betty Neely: brothers, George Jr. and Charles Neely:
sisters, Hortence Riley and Mae Johnson; brothers-in-law, Richard
Riley and Lawrence Johnson; sisters-in-law, Rebecca, Florine and
Lenore Neely; numerous great grand children: 17 neices, Babarajane
Sears, Ellajane Grant, Jacquelyn Riley, Velma Bain, Juliette Scott,

to Gatewas

VV
AF ut



Evelyn



Georgette Gaitor,-Callis, Brenda, Sharon, Antionette, Marsha, Maryyane,

Alexandria, Michelle, Marvanette and Stephanie Neely, Hilda, Iris,
Pauline and Angela Gaitor; twenty four nephews, Jimmy, Steve and
Cyril Riley, Enoch, Craig, Kevin, Lynden, Wesley Gaitor, Min Vincent
Peet, KirkJyn, Leroy, Tommy, Collin, Wesley, Lincoln, Alexander,
Kevin, Clyde, Terrance, Marvin, Elvis, Dennis, Edney, Byron, Brian
and Philmon Neely; other relatives Iris and Rudolph Smith, Aldamae
Lloyd, Nellie Moss, Maxwell, Margaret Brown, Wilfred and Paulett
Johnson, Elizabeth Hanna, Hugh and Betty Antonio, Hiram and Olive
Antonio, Emerald Brown, Burton Gaitor, Enid Garcia, Brent Mackey,
Jerome Scott, Dennis Williams, Margo Blackwell, Doctor Tatar, Gud
and Dennis Kemp Thomas Porter f: amily, MeGre gor family, Elvira
Newbold, Donna Cargill, Doreen Porter family, Timothy Johnson
family, Ellis and Naomi Whyins family, Amold Fowler. Tammy and
Joseph Whyms, Mavis Lynn, Chester Bain, Cynthia Ambrister tantly.
The Marshalls, Porters, Saunders, Bain, Bishap Neely
ne entire | of Sti tir dé veek and BE:




jeu ae a
Ob Wer
SS Oa! ¢2eke
Stan at

Res

. Path
s sound

f anik ei!



1 af 1
EVeIVn



Prete:

| Esther Woodside, Madilyn Whitney, Degry McGregar, Hary Treco,
Prince Munroe and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Church in Staniar . ny on

——————— acreeccrcie fermen Meet, RCE EALERTS TET NATE

ef 9 SOY Oe %
OOO tina ae ®



+ ye ees @



arn» saeeew wre er eT Fm -




THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Harewood Sinclair Higgs L.F.D.
President/Managing Director

, JACQUELINE PATRICE
, LIGHTFOOT, 44





| a resident of Gerald Bartlet Estates will
r be acl on Saturday 28th. April 2007.

; 2p.m at Christ The King Anglican
| Church, Ridgeland Park West Officiating



Rev Father
thdeacon £
rley Brown, internment wil follow

hid i Wood Lawn Gardens S idier Road
% | Services have been in trusted to Gate
\ RS « _/ Way Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount
a oe ee Th ~ Royal Avenue and Kenwocd Street.
Left to cherish her memory father and mother Anvil and Ruby Lightfoot;
1 daughter. Takisa Bethel, 1 granddaughter, Bradesha Charlton; | sister,
Vienna oe McKenzie: 3 nephews . Apostle Demarco Grant, Kendrick
Grant and Brandon MeKenzie: 6 Aunts, Barbara Rollins, Stephanie
Saunders, Alice Dorsett- Nicholls, Beverly Miller, Adlain Virgil and
Clemintina Storr: 6 uncles, Lionel, Wesley, Wilbert and Lester Dorsett,
Vivian Bowe, Samuel Storr; uncle-in-laws, Philip Nicholls, Allan Miller;
aunt-in laws, Sherry Ann, Gloria and Thomasina Dorsett; grand nephew,
Kendrick Grant Jr. and grand niece, Kendra Grant; god child, Hector
Lightbourne Jr., Lashann Flowers, Yolanda Nerissa; numerous cousins
including, Viviar, Tamelar, Deidre, Camelio, Cherie, Dwaine, Dwight,
Darren. Anwar, Indira, Golda, Jajiva, Evordna, Giovanni, Schavonne,
Camille, Rochefle, Denvar, Donnamac, Kitty, Deandre, Wilkeshia,
Willia, Renado, Tristan, Leslie, Lester Jr, Ryan, Lechea and Lashaun,
David, Prestey, Hansel. Alton, Sherrylynn, Elva, Lawrence, Frorena
NMahaus. Freda, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lightfoot, Delores Lightfoot,
Milton and Berry Sweeting, Wiuare, hosi of relatives and
friends including, Buiamae McKenzie and family, Duke Dorsett and
family, The ontire community of Williams Town Exuma, Jetfery Bethel

father Radney Buirows,

relo Bowe and Arc





1% Ly, v Wreing,

a “he :



and family. t fags aud Dina Lightbourne and family. Geneva Moree

and family, Dr bugene Gray at id f ‘amily, the staft of Atlantis/Kerzner

Ipternation POP Dloctor Faspital, Chureh family of Christ The

VAG waite vyayer and Deliverance Ministry. the
ete eS SAE SAIS Et ty 7





oy, Dorsetle aad Buuarg remy tue wouyuc.

family, the R oie faiaily. the Charlton family.
Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from
10a.m to [2noon on Saturday from 12:30p.m to service time at church.



' i é '
CUTS WR ols >Ltacel ca PCL EV YUE a} SEES
y oh 5 tigre : oh ary" {
iM et \ try eh] 292) JT 2 EW ,
BST TANT! TUTE TET nas aS Bz. = dh wwde 5 < 2. PRA NA UMN a i

\ -



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NEWBOLD BROTHERS
CHAPEL

#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
PO. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: (242) 326-5773

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

DAVID ALFRED
JOHNSON, 54

of EI Godet Avenue off Carmichael Road
and formerly of New Bight. Cat Island,
will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007,
at 10:00 a.m., at the graveside of Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Officiating will be Rev. Jeffrey Johnson.











He is survived by his parents. Pastor
? Daniel and mother Irene, Johnson: one
son, Marco Johnson; six brothers,
Everette, Rodney, Frank, Floyd, Lynn and Rev. Jeffrey Johnson; two
sisters, Jenniemae Williams and Fair Johnson; five aunts, Louise
Gilbert, Iva Thompson, Rosalyn Johnson, Beverly Thacker and Velma
Hanna of Delray Beach FL.; three uncles, Silos Moss, Irskin and George
Johnson; numerous nephews and nieces including, Calvin and Everette
Johnson Jr., Quinton and Charles Williams Jr., Sherel Williams, Marisa
and Niska Johnson; one brother-in-law, Charles Williams Sr.; four
sisters-in-law, Deloris, Sandra, Queeny and Michelle Johnson; a host
of other relatives and friends including, Nurse Sheena Woodside, Mae
Smith, June Rolle, Rev. Dorothy Bain, Veronica Wilson, Nurse Berthily
Walkes, Melony Duncombe, Tiffany Johnson, Corporal Whitney Moss,
Leon and Edward Johnson and Duke Moss.















Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the graveside
Southern Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE

LEROY "ROY"
THOMPSON, 91

a resident of A & A Nursing Home, will
be held on Sunday, April 29th, 2007,
at 11:00 a.m., at Johnson Park Seventh-
Day Adventist Church, Johnson Park,
Fox Hill. Officiating will be Pastor
Sewell.

He is survived by one daughter: Maude
Penny Cuffe; three sons, Mario Cuffe,
Brian Cuffe and Mark Clarke Jr.; eight
great grandchildren, Turante, Brittany,
Perez, Mario, Dejalon, Shiloh, Marquise and Adia Cuffe; two
nephews, Kenneth Knowles Jr. and Cordell Knowles; five nieces,
Sheila Cooper, Judith Duncombe, Sandra Bullard, Rhonda Knowles
and Mavis Bodie; cousin, John Gardiner; friends from A & A Nursing
Home especially Mrs. Bain, Linda and Donna, the Cartwright family,
Mrs. Moses, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Mae Ward Pratt and the |
Johnson Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church family.






























THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9

KEMP’S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

DEATH NOTICE |

MS. ROSEMARY
CLOTILDA AGEEB

) of Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas died peacefully
at home on Tuesday, 24th April, 2007.

Ms. Ageeb is survived by one son, Bernard
Franklin Ageeb; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer
Ageeb: two grandsons, Joshua and Zachary
Ageeb: two brothers, George and Charles Ageeb;
one sister, Kathleen Winchell: three sisters-in-
law, Gloria, LaVerne and Karen Ageeb: four
nieces. E.J. Maria Ageeb, Lupita Ageeb-Rolle.

s SS Angelique Priore and Michaelene Ageeb; ten
nephews, Jose, Thomas, Antonio, John, Gregory, Ashley, Mark, Edward. Brian
and Christopher Ageeb; nine great-nieces, Jazmin and Isabella Ageeb-Rolle; Lizbeth
Ageeb, Heather Priore, Sephanie. Rebecca, Dana, Erin and Jenna Ageeb; eight
great nephews, Shelton and Jonathon Ageeb Rolle, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel, Andrew
and Jordan Ageeb and Michael Priore.





















She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ageeb; two sisters, Gloria
and Theresa Ageeb and two brothers Anthony and Arnold Ageeb.



A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, East Shirley,
Nassau on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2007 at 11:00am.

Arrangements by Kemp’s Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau,
The Bahamas.




“tad
~ In Loving Memory ads,



PAGE 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007






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






CHERYLANN DELANE
SEYMOUR, 39

OF #28 ALMOND ROAD,






AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU,






CATHEDRAL, SETTLERS WAY,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.





GODFREY WILLIAMS; ASSISTED BY: PASTOR CAROLYN
COOPER. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.







Seymour; 1 Son: Codero Seymour; 1 Daughter: Ashley Seymour; 1
Stepson: Anwar Seymour; 1 Step Daughter: Genesta Seymour;
Parents: Patrick and Vickie Bain; 1 Brother: Patrick Bain Jr.; 3





law: Jarine “Ginger” Bain and Wendy Cost
Saunders, Paticia & Patiquea Bain and DeEricka Clements; 3 Nephews:
Denzell Clements, Jermal “Jay” LaRoda and Jody Butler Jr.; 2 Uncles:
Cleophus and Jackson Bain; 10 Aunts: Nellie Robinson, Muriel Smith,







Lightbourne, Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows of Sandy Point, Abaco,




Roberts, Walter Lightbourne Sr., William Adderley, Vernal Burrows,




Numerous Relatives and Friends including: Anita, Sean, Nicole,






and Kevin Adderley of Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin Morley of Miami,
Florida, Adrianna, Michelle Smith and family, Dorenda Pratt, Debbie,
Leverne, Vanny, Nelson, Cyril Jr. and Denise Dean, Manasa, Uri,






and family, Jackie, Gracie, Nona and David Green, Al, Tennie and
Jimmy, Margret Knowles and family, Barbara Thompson and family,
Kelly Cleare, Sophie Thompson and family, Salaika Styles and family,








Cathedral Church and family, Shavanda, Sydney “Bucket” Cartwright,

Restsias Memoual Morluary
and Cromalouum Limniled

| aye Selb FOR

| Lequesha Laing, Louise and Sonia Bain, Anthony and Nicole Bain,
: Dennis, Terrance, Alma, Beryl, Hazel, Karen, Norma, Leonard, Monica,
: Mark, Louise, Leverne, Mary Morris and family, Patrice Hepburn,
: Jack and Kym Ritchie, Thomas and Myrton King, KiShanna Wright,
: Desi Bain, Monique Percentie, Angela Rolle, Michelle Bain, Tanya
: Mackey, Linda Bentley, Muriel Forbes, Vickie, Cynthia and Valerie
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA : Forbes of Florida, Ednie Gaitor, Patrick Roberts, Ricky and Monique
: Burrows, Pedro, Ericka, Ghea, Cabrina Adderley, M.P. Pleasant
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON :
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007, AT : Edgecombe, Sharon Bottle and family, Iris Charlton, Patsy Miller and
11:00 ALM AT ST. JOHN’S JUBILEE ;

Olga Garland of Miami, Florida, Glacie Dean, Lillian Roberts, Virgi :
Hattie and Ella Dean of Nassau; 7 Aunts-in-law: Louise and Verlean
Bain, Nona Green, Mary Capron, Jackie Turnquest, Gracie Roker and :
Barbara Thompson; 7 Uncles-in-laws: Samuel Robinsgori,; Wilbur: i ls

Cyril Dean Sr. and David Green; Cherish Friend: Elkeno Bowleg :



Jason and Shane Henfield, Keith, Frank, Herbie, Don and Kent
Robinson, Fred Bain, Davie, Nicola, Lun, Garrett Ruby, Ethel and :

Adria Lightbourne, P.C. Chester Walker, Nikki, Oeshi, Bernie, Perry including: JosIn Buenviaje, Marianito Aranas, Brian Lamb, Bill

: Gibson, Dencil Hepburn, Andre Davis, Gosnell Williams, Terry Gibson,
: David, Dagleish, Marilyn Johnson, Linda Turnquest and The
: 2 ; : Management and Staff of The Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited.
Sherrell, Suzzette and Jackie Bain, Klenson Rahming, Mary Capron :

: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF
i: RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
: LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

Gary and Aretha Thompson, Shelly Hall and family, St. John’s Jubilee | BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00.4.M TO) 4:00 PiM. vi:

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 e Fax: (242) 340-8034



Bridgewater, Kayshala Ramsey, Kayla Swain, Stanley White, Sophie

family Mike, Mary, Deanna and Andrew Mosko, John Whymns and

family, Sydney and Michelle Thomas, Invader for Christ Church
: family, Staff of Seventeen Shop, Staff of Taino Beach Resort, Staff
OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP :

of The Rand Memorial Hospital and Pioneers Loop Community, Staff

of Sunland Baptist Academy Staff; Students and P.T.A Board, Lillian |
: Wilchcombe and Myrtle Carroll .

: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF
; : RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
Left to cherish her precious memories are her Husband: Ricardo :
: BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
: THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
: TIME.

Sisters: Alisa Saunders, Tanya Bain and Crystal Butler; 3 Brothers-

in-law: Hueleo Saunders, Jody Butler and Keyin Miller; 2 Sisters-in-
e; 4 Nieces: Huelesia :

LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND |

RODRIGO
TORRANO, 38

OF #3 INDINIA LANE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF BATANGAS

HELD IN THE PHILIPPINES.
| He is survived by his Uncle: Jorge P.

Caguicla; Brother-in-law: Avel C.
Mendoza; Numerous Other Relatives

CITY, PHILIPPINES WILL BE + Re iia



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




| Irvin Kemp, John Wilson, Aaron, Edwin, Franklyn, Carlton, Llewlyn
and Stephen Gardiner; 26 Nieces: Kate Knowles, Pasha, Payton and :
Peri Lockhart, Jennifer Deveaux, Verna Stubbs, Audrey Hanna, Gesille_ ;

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Roaa, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 « Fax: (242) 373-3005

DEACON HUGH
FRANZ JOLLY, 49

OF #46, CORAL REEF ESTATES,

BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28,

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, NANSEN

ASSISTED BY: DEACON JOHN SWAIN.
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,

FROBISHER DRIVE. FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. |

Cherished Memories will forever linger in the Hearts of his Loving,
Devoted Wife and Best Friend: Sharon Jolly; Children: Renaldo :
Jolly of Orlando, Florida, Dorrell Andrews, Tanika Pinder and Tamiko :

Gardiner; 10 Sisters: Ellen Howell, Jacqueline Jolly, Judy Mae Knowles,
Sherill Bowen, Sheila, Andrea and Karen Pinder, Harlene Saunders,

Judy Barry and Valerie Evans; 5 Brothers: Lynden “Rickey” and Carl

Jolly, Gary and Hartley Pinder and Andrew Moss; Mother-in-law:

Beulah Gardiner; Son-in-law: Dave Pinder; 4 Grandchildren: Kenrick |
Jolly, Dayshanique, Taivea and Dave Pinder Jr.; 4 Aunts: Doris and :
Cicely Ewing, Dazel Jolly and Sarah Missick; 2 Uncles: Colin Ewing |
| and Perry Missick; 9 Sisters-in-law: Bernadette Jolly. Cestina Wilson, |
Gestille Bain, Annis Kemp, Barbara, Vivian. Gleomie, Deandrea and :

Paula Gardiner; 10 Brothers-in-law: Samuel Knowles, Terrance Bain,

Taylor, Sheena Laing, Theresa Delancy, Shanique and Sherry Bowe,

Destiny, Adonika, Britney, Cassandra, Laverne, Tiffany and Shufel i
: Dillon-Hunter; Father-in-law: Bernard Hunter; Brothers: Anthony and
: Royal Robinson; Sisters: Linda Turnquest, Sherry and Rhonda Bastian,
: Olive Patton, Kym Davis, Nickoya Hall and Marie Robinson; Sisters-

Gardiner, Diane, Carla, Anya, Cindy, Susan, Genie and Simone Wilson;
36 Nephews: William Lightbourne, Kyle Knowles, Paul Lockhart Jr.,
Lynden and Ricardo Jolly, Maxwell Laing, Delano Taylor Jr., Corrie,

Aaron and Giovanni Bowe, Diego, Denton, Devard and Dr. Dervin } }
Kemp, Tyrell, Devontea, Destin, Jason, Shawn, Mark, Kippage, Edwin | Dillon-Hunter; Brothers-in-law: Kendal Patton, Greg Davis, Gevon
: Hall, Brent Neville Sr. and Chase Dillon-Hunter, Nephews: Anthony
? Robinson Jr., Courtney, Lyndon, Royal Jr. and Jamell Robinson, Aharon

: Bastian, Ryan McKinney, Kasar Patton and Brent Melville; Nieces:

Jr., Jarred, Alexus and Amardo Gardiner, James, Charles, Dayle, Jerrell,
Oswald, Alfred, Micheal, William and Freddie Wilson; 9 Godchildren:
Destin, Paul-Vashawn, Clavontea, Achara, Jarred, Lashanda, Shenne,

Brandice and Nathaniel; 21 Grand nephews; 11 Grand nieces; Other :
Relatives and Friends: Paul Lockhart Sr., Reverend Audley & Sister :
: Father: Edwin Bastian and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends.
Horatio Smith and the Staff of Saybolt, Te Staff of Freeport Gospel :
Chapel School, Mr. and Mrs. Haven Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Brister |
: LATER DATE.

Ervina Swain and Extended Family Grace Bible Fellowship Church,

Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mullings, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Robinson, Rev. and Mrs. Gregory Bowe, Rev.

and Mri Gre? Bullard, Mr. ‘atid Mts. ‘Northan Charltdn, Pastor‘arid’ EA,

Oe ae Sa a RE RO RO oe Sele aS 8k

Restaiow Memorial Mortuary
and Crematouum Limiled

© Mrs. Joseph Taylor, Vivian Williams and Family, Dr. Paul Cannings,
> Mrs. Cannings of Houston, Texas, Dwayne and Shanna Ruff of Savannah.
and Mrs. Kenneth Knowles of Abaco, Ocelia Billings of

— Georgia, Rev.
Orlando, Florida, Natasha Barry. Ja‘ir Stubbs, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph

7.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11

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

Taylor, Brenda Robinson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibson, Dr.

- Eric Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bowe, Mr. Derrick Bodie and
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA :
AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU, :
: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “IRENIC SUITE” OF
2007, AT }
10:00 A.M AT GRACE BIBLE |

Alandria Anderson.

RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

- BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND :
BAHAMA.OFFICIATING WILL BE :
PASTOR AUDLEY L. SWAIN; |
INTERMENT WILL :

THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 8:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

MR. CLEAVENSON
McARTHUR ROBINSON,

48
OF HOUSTON TEXAS AND
FORMERLY OF FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA DIED AT ST.
LY RES OS PET ays
JACKONVILLE, FLORIDA ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007.

Left to Mourn his Passing are his Wife:
Gail Robinson; Children: Cyd-Sheldon
and Brianne Robinson; Mother: Wally
Robinson; Mother-in-law: Adella

in-law: Christine and Eldora Robinson, Georgia Melville and Giselle

Tonya and Tara Robinson, Roydoya and Royelle Robinson, Cle_nae
Howell, Tre_nae Johnson, Grier Davis and Brittany Melville; Adopted

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A

\Vieribbasdhaid «bose AIST POG

frat se
ey ep}a?

te shor Ff y

proaches fee ce
re syyogncte wiband yrs chee ying

Bas oe 2 SAS as. © © © @ ew 8) area ew oe

t

werem ramp te

> ear: =F

By
ETRE

hha

4

vive earn



PAGE 12, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



Restsices Memovial Moluary

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

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 |

LATOYA NAKETA
DEMERITTE, 31

of Garden Hills Estates, will be held
my on Saturday, April 28th, 2007 at 2:00
= p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church,

} Blue Hill and Wulff Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Cannon Basil Tynes,

Turnquest and Associate Priest, Fr.
Rodrick Bain. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.



Left to cherish her precious memories are her Parents: Joseph Demeritte
and Adena Fox, Step Parents: Oxley Fox and Ilsa Demeritte, Grand
Parent: Nora Jones Newbold, Adopted Grand Parent: Dorms Burrows,
Brother: Navado Demeritte, Step Brothers: Deandre Forbes, Revie
Fox Jr., and Terrence Fox, Adopted Brothers: Jerome Guillouet and
Suhuba Pratt, Sisters: Josette Demeritte and Gier Williams, Step
Sisters: Bridgette, Samantha and Valentina Fox, Adopted Sister:
Sarah Guillouet, Uncles: Glenville, Clifton, Clyde, Jefferey, Ray, Basil,
Cyril, John, Bruno, Don, Gregg, Fealy Jr., Elvis, Sidney, and Alfred,
Aunts: Willisy, Thecla, Glenda, Yvonne, Olga, Amette, Cora, Florinda,
Moiah, Sherika, Lynn, Kristin, Theresa, Pamela, Judy, June, Theiry,
Sylvia, and Maria, Brother-in-law: Tyrone Williams, Nieces: Diajha,

Naejha, Jade, and Gabriella, Nephew: Deanza, God Children: D’asia,,.

Carlin, Charles, and Alex, God Parents: Elva Moxey, Marsha Rolle
and Madrona Johnson, Cousins: Sonia, Camille, Rochelle, Diana,
Glenice, Geisha, Camilena, Shanti, Ra-Jone, Davia, Alivia, D’andra,
Padrey, Therisita, Eugene Jr., Blondelle, Allistine, Antionette, Lakita,
Odia, Ena, Tonya, Christiana, Franka, Ivy, Regina, Sabrina, Lashan,
Leanora, Sherrell, Dr. Munroe, Wade, Algernon, Julian Randol, Alonza,
Kurth, Ernie, Raymond, Nari, Leroy, Clyde Jr., Cephas, Alvin, Ario,
Dwayne, Dillian, Alan, Keith, Aleric, Adrien, Josh, Quentin, Clifton
Jr., Alriel, Rasheed, Devon, Devaughn, D’shon, Amal, Ella, Marion,
Renee, and Antoinette, Special Friend: Michael Jones, other Family
and Friends: Aunt Freda and Family; Charlton and Levy Families,

(Daddy P), Nathan Heastin, Rowena and Laura and their Families,
Driscilla, Verlene, Margaret, Marcy, Wilma, Jasmine, Leanthe, Kelda,
Andrea, Zammy, Charmaine, McQuela, and Lynette, Bridgette Johnson,
Raynard Rigby, Emilyn Petty, Enith Cooper, and Icelyn Thomas and
their Families, Jones Family, Evelyn Shaw and Family, St. Barnabas

Church Family, Management and Staff of British America, Management

and Staff of Hair International & Day Spa, Mr. Elvin Taylor, Dud
Maynard, and Andy Maynard and their Families, Freddy Gray, Ms.
Ester, Ms. Hanna, Ms. Culmer, Ms. Deveaux, Mr. McMillian, Ms.
Ritchie, Ragged Island Family, Garden Hills Community, Members

and Staff of Doctor’s Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, especially
Dr. Munnings, Dr. Curling, Nurse Stephanie Lockhart, Nurse Arlene,
Shanti and Bell.

The family of Latoya would like to extend a special thanks and
appreciation to Dr. Locksley Munroe.

Viewing will be held in the “Celestial” Suite at Restview Memorial

Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
: from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 and then again at the church on Saturday
i from 12:30 p. m. until service time.

assisted by Fr. Shazzasbazzar |

Memorial Service

ARTHUR ROY
“Eventon”
DORSETT, 32

of Fire Trail Road and formerly of
Jamaica, will be held on Saturday,
April 28", 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at the
Chapei at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd.,
Robinson and Soldier Roads.
Officiating will be Evangelist Winston
Coakley. Cremation will follow.

He is survived by his Three Children: Omega, Adoni and Arthur Jr.

! Dorsett, Father: Berti Lawrence, Four Sisters: Carol Thurston,

Claudette Birch, Nicole Leary, and Novellete Lawrence, Two Adopted
Sisters: Rosemarie Dorsett and Marcia Beneby, Two Brothers:
Winston Coakley and Earl Lawrence, One Adopted Brother: Hamilton
Dorsett, Three Brothers-in-law: Michael Thurston, Tristan Leary and
Dwayne Beneby, Two Sisters-in-law: Tammy Coakley and Caroline
Dorsett, Nieces include: Deandra Munnings, Kimberly and Keisha

: Thurston, Sheniqua Douglas, Vandekia Rodgers, Ashley Norville, and
Ragged Island Family, Sheila Curling, Gwen Moncur, and Elsie Strachan:
and their Families, Carolyn, Anne, Marsha, Edberth Joyous, Peterson
: Joan Pinder, Orion and Marino Dean, Jacqueline James, Donnovan,

Bryann Beneby, Nephews include: Tevin Hall, Natario Evans, and
Tristan Leary Jr., Aunts: Ivy and Bobs Campbell, Cousins include:

Sharon, Dwight, Dayton, Dyqon and Daniella Lamey of Miami, Fl, and
Phillip Pinder, and a host of Relatives and Friends including: Jancis
Brown of Jamaica, Marcian Bowleg, Siean Todd, Kadian Hanson Wells,
and Marcia Sands and Family.

: Viewing will be held in the “Irenic” Suite at Restview Memorial
: Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on Friday
: from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p.m. and then again at the Chapel from
: 9:30 a. m. until service time. ;





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



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
















JOHN “One Brown”
KNOWLES CAMPBELL, 43















Hill, and Nassau Village Families.



There will be no viewing.



MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR

| She is survived by her Husband: Elder Hubert Bethell,
/ Mother: Floraine Anderson, Daughters: Teka Knowles,
- Tonya Gaitor-Johnson, and Krystal Bethell, Brothers:
: Patrick Tucker, Vernal McCartney, Andrew Capron, and
| Joseph Anderson, and a host of other Relatives and
: Friends.

of Elizabeth Estates, will be held on Saturday, April 28th, |
2007 at 2:30 p. m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Bernard |
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Carl J. Rahming. Interment |
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road. |

Left to cherish his memories are One Son: John Knowles |
Jr., Sisters including: Katherine Clarke, Patrice, Gina
_and Margaret Knowles, Clarice Knowles-Rousseau , Alice |
of Miami, Fl, and the Campbell Family, Nieces: Monique, |
Shonell, Tamicka, Ginet, Royiesa Williams, and Jennifer :
Rousseau, Nephews: Tony, Quincy, Shavargo, Elvardo, |
Kevin, Owen, Christian and Lawrence Rousseau, |
Christopher, and Remi, Brothers-in-law: Anthony Clarke |
and Jean Rousseau of Miami, Fl, Uncles: Wellington |

_and Samuel Knowles and their Families, Aunts: Sally |

Lundy and Yvonne Johnson and their Families, other _ and Dwight Jr. Coleby, Three Daughters: Shakera

Family and Friends including: Joan Clarke and Pat | Johnson, Holltine Moss, and Dwikita Coleby, Three
Higgs and their Families, Deborah, Poinciana Inn Family, Sisters: Daisy Albury, Flora Pierre, and Tasha Taylor,
Kathy Sturrup, Keith Bell, Evangeline Hamilton, Cora _ Five Brothers: John, David and Lennix Moss, Ricardo
Det ae Family Ingrid aa Bebe ee Eeaben ees ee Moxey, and Kevin Brown, and a host of other Relatives

: | ; ; : and Friends.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 13




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 NOTICES



Deaconess Theresa Maria
Bethell, 52

3 of Little Hyde Park, Sea Breeze, died at the Princess
Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.








Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Annabelle
Moss Coleby, 43

f of Sea Breeze, died at the
©) Princess Margaret Hospital on
| Sunday, April 22nd, 2007.

â„¢ She is survived by her
Husband: Dwight Coleby,
Mother: Naomi Moss, Three
Sons: Pedro Moss, Kadeen

' Funeral arrangements will be announced later.





tr




PAGE 14, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

Demeritie’s Funeral J

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ° P.O. SOX GT-

as Cee x
ae Se



STANLEY RUFUS PRICE, 77



>) aresident of Ambrister Street, Fox Hill.
| and formerly of Rum Cay, will be held

Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
1 son, Steve Price; 8 daughters; Margaret
Christine, Simaria, Delvon, Kareem, Tomiko, Rashard and Yvette:

Community.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

BERNADETTE MAJOR, 49



Gardens, Soldier Road.

daughters, Lukana Hayes, Kathera Jones and Anya Clarke;

i FEET At rm ody ye

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

SSeS



Marinette Strachan and Sheila Roberts: brothers. Kenneth and
Austin Miller, Anthony, Tyrone, Micheal, Kirkwood. Alfred,
Patrick, Earnel. Marctan, Bradley and Leo McKenzie, James and

© Jackson Rolle and Charles Johnson; sisters-in-laws. Beverly and
: Glenda Miller, Edith Vernell, Sheila, Andrea and Amanda
at St. Mark's Native Baptist Church. | \cKenzie. Patricia Johnson, Ann Major, Vanrea Thompson and
Romer Street, Fox Hill, on Saturday at | Naomi Major: brothers-in-laws, Arlington Clarke Sr. Inspector
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. | 689 Kipling Rolle. Sgt. Danny Toussaint, Raphael Peters, Jackie
Carrington S. Pinder, assisted by other | Rodgers, Robert Sumner and Allen Sands; numerous nieces
ministers. Interment follows in Fox Hill : 5

including, Sharlene Miller, Shena Buggs of Atlanta Georgia, Erica

- Greene, Almonique Clarke, Roena Rolle, Kentel Missick, Bridgette

Left to cherish his precious memory are. | Farguarson, Aramenta Collins, Cleotisa, WPC 5005 Tyronique

- and Shaquelle Mckenzie. Janell and Anastacia Miller, Shaniece

Kinlock, Lulie Thompson, Remilda | Toussaint, Lakeisha Johnson. Sheniqua, McKell, Janay, and Destiny

4 is oe oe Tammy, Ruth and Janet | MeKenzie. Latisha Davis. Mychaella Davis, Meshay Cooper and
Price and Toppie Brennen; 3 sons-in-law: Roland Kinlock, Felix | Tennille Darling; numerous nephews including, Mervin Greene,

Thompson and D'urville Walkes; 32 grand children including, | Jamal Samuels, Arlington Jr. and Antonio Clarke, PC. Zhivargo

Leonardo, Shannon, Keisha, Deon, Adre, Ray, Ashley, Delvon, | McKenzie, PC. Kipling Rolle. Ricardo, Earnel. Jamie and Ryan

: McKenzie. Dylan Miller, Donniel Rolle, Codero and Danaj

22 great grand children, and a host of other relatives and friends | Toussaint, Ramon, Alex. Omar, Oniel, Micheal Jr. and Jamal

including, Matthew Brown, Dudley Adderley, Henry and Jean | \cKenzie, and Jamyren Rodgers; numerous cousins including,

Rolle, Samuel and Thelma Dill and family and the entire Fox Hill Rosemary Smith, Joseph Abraham, Helene Smith, Lillian

: Armbrister, Ena Culmer, Wellington Henfield, Haverson Mckenzie,

? Cecil McKenzie of Orlando Florida. Cecil Mckenzie of Nassau,

Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday | Brenda and Dario Ferguson, Darren and Deshan Knowles; other

: relatives and friends including, Pastor Michaeal and Diana Coakley
: and the Latterday Ministries Family, Madlyn Ferguson, Dion
: Coakley, The Major Family, The Newton family, The Hudson
: family, The Ingraham family, The Gardiner family, Gloria Gardiner,
: Geneva Gardiner and family, Clarabell Cooper and family, Clara
: Burrows and family, Betty Davis and family Eleanor Barry and

a to ist a -- ; family, Naomi Smith, Prudence Bain, Loretta Knowles and family,
4 Sa eaLasN oe a : ve : Lenora Black and family, Geraldine Pratt and family, Theresa |
Church. Market Stest on Sunday it ae : Hepburn, Idamae Bain, Dell Lundy and Beverley, Gloria Flowers,
p.m GiGi ating Gall be Pastor Michael. = Bloneva Rolle, Paulette Lloyd, Stephanie Lewis, Ruth Evans and
; Coakley aeead by Bishop Livingston : family, Renae Arty, Derick and Stephanie Edwards, Travis Morley,
Lynes Interment followsin Woodlawn: | The Rigby family, Miss Erma, The Taylor family, The Aranha

: : : family, Miss Carrie, The Ramsey family, The Sands family, Dorothy

? Curtis and family, Jeanette, Nita and Hellen McKenzie, Unay

- > 44: . } Gibson, The entire Gibson family, Eric Riley and family, Gregory
ee pitted - q Ee S a ae : Farrington and family, Bradley Munnings Nurse Donnel Johnson
are. her iehand Stanley Major; step : and the Dressing Room Staff, Miss Kerlean Rahming, Ivan
wGther: Ramona: Sinithe daughter | Knowles, Linda and family, John Woodside, The Entire Statf of
| Candina Farrington-Newry; son {etterson Farrington: mother and , Laundry Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital, The
father-in-law, Mr. Stanley and ‘Mrs. Martha Major; son-in-law ee ee ee of asia Dillet Pr. ee Reser
eae : Ma: re ane ; : The Principal Staff and Students of the Government High School,

Toyel Newry Sr.; daughter-in-law, Margo Farrington; adopted i The Dialysis Staff, the staff of Female Medical | and 2 a Female

grandchildren, Andriel Newry, Toyel Jr., Triyel Newry and Jayden Surgical I Wards.

Farrington; aunts, Cybil Dailey, Willamae and Annie McKenzie : ,. d pen i ‘tte's F iH
and Carolyn Taylor; sisters, Sandra Clarke, Margaret Rolle, Genese | F een i a ee their last respects at Demeritte's une ome
Toussaint, Patricia Peters, Myra Rodgers, Tizel Whitfield, Deborah |» Market Street, ‘rom 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturéay, and on
Sands, Sherry Hamilton, Naomi Sumner, Geanette Johnson, paucity 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. unti
| PENEEY ote Nodal: PO dE er rd batt Joe dhn i. Service TIME. , Lic3 iofecké gearar’

Fe bl eel

eindtrpst foods) mobelonie
1 oc t

‘ 4 ey : r
ripe Vy ft ee eres y t f tes yryirryre



ee

he







THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Demeritie’s Funeral Aome

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ° TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR




SHAVARDO SHAKAN WRIGHT
BROWN, 14



a resident of Wild Guava Ave.,
Pinewood Gardens, will be held at
Zion South Beach Baptist Church,

Roads.



©) Left to cherish his memory are his ;
rw mother, Eslina Brown-Stephenson; |
father, Craig Wright; stepfather, Walton :
Stephenson; 4 brothers, Gregory Wright I, Lavardo, Moses and |
Gregory Wright II; 2 sisters, Velma and Lashunte Wright; | step ;
brother, Omar Stephenson; 2 step sisters, Shadesa and Medesa
Stephenson; grandmothers, Velma Taylor Santiago and Lillian ;
Wright; step grandmother, Gloria Stephenson; grand father, Hilton : |
Brown of USA; step grandfathers, Esterez Santiago and Menocal ;
Stephenson; great grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lewis; step |

eat grand mother, Midora Laggie; aunts, Cleopatra Cozi ae . :
ae ee eres : grandchildren, Candace, Latoya, Alexis and Lucas; great-

Taylor, Barbara Wright, Gail Johnson, Mildred Curry, Deann | grandchild, Riley; five sisters, Vernita Johnson, Joycelyn
: Armbrister. Andree Swales (Anchorage, Alaska), Cherine Bodie,
! Nicole Gibson (Miami, Florida); six brothers, Joseph Johnson,
: Jeffrey Johnson, Kendal Johnson, Brister Johnson (Freeport,
? Grand Bahama), Everette Johnson, Kevin Eve; brothers-in-law,
: Ronald Swales and Philip Bodie; sisters-in-law, Sheila Johnson,
; : :-Francita Johnson, Desiree Johnson, Faye Johnson, Lola Johnson;

Diath Bevery tibristes Chery! € lathe cuore Lewis Crue : aunts, Viola Gibson and Audrey Wright; nieces: Dr. Larissa
Sed ae ; ; ? Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Darnell Grant, Charmayne Bullard,

ashe ele tetas a oa nie wy ek ao eae : Chanel Green, Kim Scriven, Janice Longley, Lavelle Johnson,
: Tiffany Bourne, Racquel Johnson, Shara Johnson, Keeva Johnson,
PiKenya, Kacy, Shonell, Candice, Christavia, Dr. Nyree McDonald,
: Taja-jihan Swales, Amanda Johnson, Bria Johnson, Tavara

: Johnson, Cherelle Cartwright, Xynea Johnson, Knisia Johnson,

: Tone' Johnson, Shawntee" Gibson, Nikeva Eve, Narissa Eve,
: Shakira Eve, Christal Eve, Latoya Eve, nephews: Lamon Johnson,

! Trevor Thompson, Sheldon Bullard, Chino Armbrister, Marlon

: Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Damien Johnson, Ronnie Holmes, Keith

! Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Greg Johnson, Maceo Johnson,
: Jermaine Johnson, Jason Johnson, Kenrod Johnson, Kenrick
? Lockhart, Kendal Johnson Jr., Kendall, Lwayad, Kelsey Johnson,

Bain, Sonia Thompson, Ruthmae Francis and family, Ms. Riley;

and family, Dorothy Moss, Vaughn Saunders and family, the | Lamar Johnson Jr., Kevin Eve Jr.; and a host of other relatives

Hanna, McPhee, Williams, Taylor, Adderley, Armbrister and | and friends.
Finton families, Rosalie Knowles and family, Nathaniel Knowles :

and family, Mr. Mason and family, the Pinewood, City Market | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

: Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday. There will

Eleanor Goodman and family, Beatrice Smith and family, Tracy | b¢ No viewing at church on Saturday.

Ft. Lauderdale, Nurse Evelyn Hanna, Rosalie Minnis, Nikita

Arnett, Eleanor Hield of Freeport, Ida Hill of Ft. Lauderdale,
Vivien, Debbie and Heather Stephenson, Shannie Black, Winnifred
Knowles, Chanell, Sharlene, Carmen, Carley, Jackie, Janet and
Antoinette Brown; grandaunts, Deaconess Nellie Thompson,
Portia Small, Sonia Smith and Brenda Fenton of Salt Lake City,

Adderley, Erma McPhee, Penny Ferguson, Patrice Adderley and

Point, Andros and Merlene Mackey of Mastic Point, Andros;
uncles, Deacon Stephen Taylor, Lenny, Devon, Kirk, Calvin,
Kevin, Matthew, Hilton Jr., Kenneth, J.J.,.Carlton and Chis
Brown, Dalton, Cabel and Andrew Stephenson, Glen, Godfrey,
John, Patrick and Kendal Wright, Chris Black, Kebal Simms and
William Minnis; grand uncles, Kenneth McPhee, Kenneth Smith,
Franklyn Adderley, Patrick Ferguson, Edward Armbrister, Marvin,
Jason and Lloyd Lewis; cousins to numerous to mention; special
family and friends, Woman Inspector Althea Porter, Princess,
Jennymae and Sheryann Porter, Linda Regis and family, Paul
_ and Nathaniel Tucker, Michael and Samuel Johnson, Anthony

and Stapledon School families, Theresa Horton and family,

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 15



Johnson and family, Darella Lafrance and family, Indera Kelly
: and family, Leotha Mackey and family, Lavease Edgecombe and
' family, the Duncombe, Mackey and Whyms families.



: Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
» Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on
, : Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Zion Blvd. on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. :
hai Officiating will be Bishop B. Wenith |
i) Davis. Interment follows in Southern |
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard :

ELWOOD FREDERICK JOHNSON, 62

a resident of Labour Street, will be
held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on
Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Oficiating will
be Fr. Michael Kelly, ss.cc., assisted
by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming and
4 Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson.
Interment follows in The Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.
Cherished memory will forever linger
in the hearts of his two daughters,
Paschal Johnson and Sasha Johnson;
one adopted son, Christian; four








= &





PAGE 16, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ° P.O. BOX GT-2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
SIS. BETTY SAUNDERS, 62

a resident of Flamingo Gardens, will be
held at New Bethlehem Baptist Church,
Independence Drive, on Saturday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette
Brown, assisted by Rev. Erold
Farquharson, Rev. Joseph Saunders, Elder
| Yvonne Deveaux. Min. Derek Munroe
& Min. Sharon Cleare. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.



She is survived by her husband, Prince
L. Saunders; one son, Prince A. Saunders:
we} two daughters, Cheryl L. Rolle and

Georgina K. Reckley: father, Dudley
Cooper; one sister, Dorothy Cooper; four grandsons, Jamaal and Javon
Reckley, Joshua Lockhart, and CeRon Rolle: one granddaughter.
Simone Rolle; five step-sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Symonette, Mrs. Anita
Williams, Mrs. Patricia Haughton, and Ms. Cordele Phillips; four step-
brothers, Dr. Winston, Shawn, Allan and Christopher Phillips; four
adopted daughters, Vemice Heastie, Elizabeth Sands, Anita Cooper
and Sharon Richards; one uncle, Charles Bill Rolle of Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama; one son-in-law, Simeon H. Rolle; two sisters-in-law,
Alsaida Atwell and Louise Saunders; best friends, Delores and Emily
Coakley; nieces, Miriam Rolle and Debbie Fawkes; nephews, Charles,
Winston, Stephen, and Jerry Johnson, a host of relatives and friends
including, Natshia Ferguson, Sandra Smith and Shane Moxey, Anthony
Johnson, Samuel Rahming, Petty Officer Lawson Clarke, Kevin Clarke,
Ella Rolle, Whitlane Gilbert and family, Thelma Gibson, Louise Dean,
Carolyn and Samuel Hield, Leon Fritzgerald Hepburn, Reverend Father
Mervyn "Buck" Johnson, Ronald "Buck", Arlington, Levi and Carlan
Johnson, Gladys Dames, Hilda Douglas, Dr. Ellamae "Jello" Dennard
of Jacksonville, FLA., Terez Curry, Dellaresse Bethell, Henry and
Rodney Thompson, Tyrone Saunders. Steven Atwell of Jacksonville,
FLA. and Neville Atwell, Ethral Knowles, Joycelyn Campbell, Helen
and Olga Thompson, Audrey Dorsette, Geraldine Martin, Claudine
Hutchinson, Anita Glinton, Eloise Ferguson, Glendina and Jeanette
Saunders and Valencia Boehner of Missouri. Sis. Madge Grant and
family, Hattie and Keith Prosper of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dorothy
Rolle and family and numerous god-children, special thanks to the
nursing staff of the Oncology Department of the Princess Margaret
Hospital, Dr. Theodore Turnquest and Dr. Curling, Dr. Monroe and
Team, Principal, staff, faculty and students of Sir Gerald Cash Primary
School, Staff of National Insurance Board, Management and Staff of
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., and UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd. Bishop Albert
H. Hepburn and the entire United Christian Cathedral family, Pastors
Sterling and Marcia McPhee and the entire family of Julibee Christan
Center, Rev. Kenneth H.B. Adderley and the entire family of Temple
of the Word Ministries, Evangelist Angela Cooper, prayer partner, Mrs.
Joseph and Mrs. Miller of the Soup Kitchen, Apostle Carmel Gibson
and the entire family of Higher Ground Ministries, The Flamingo
Gardens Community, Lodgers, Commonwealth Masons and Order of
Easter Star, Love and Charity, Good Samaritan and Household of Ruth,
and Admiral Collie, neighbour .







Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.





THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Bemeritte’s Funeral Home! | cacr suN qqgRISE MORTUARY

Sa
SS

“A New Commitment To Service’

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR |}

BARRINGTON
BARRY
"Butch"

TINKER, 56

of Claridge Road, will be held
on Sunday at lpm at
Centreville Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 5th Terrace,
Centerville. Officiating will be
Dr. Leonard A. Johnson,
assisted by Pastor Valentino
Campbell. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,





Soldier Road.

He is survived by his mother, Althea Tinker; siblings, Lynda,
Telicia and Karen, Keith and Kevin; in-laws, Jerome Bethel,
Oscar Fowler, Karen Tinker, Betty Tinker; children, Nicole,
Troy, Kayla and Akili Hamilton, Kim and Terry Styles and
Darius and Stacey; grandchildren, Ryan, Warenique, Nikieqa,
Kevin, Victoria, Phinea, TJ, Topaz and Theophilus; uncle,
Harry Papageorge and family; other uncles, Dudley, Ezra,
Donald. Vincent and Tim; aunts, Leona, Jenesta, Jean, Lucille
and Ethelmae; numerous neices and nephews including,
Nekkel, Romanoff, Kevin Jr.. Kyle, Keson, Dominic, Letaj
and Wayde; nieces. Dominique, Zenobia, Karla and Patrice:
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Evelyn
Gibson and family, Ida Glinton and family, Genevieve Albury
and family, the Clarke family, the Thomas family, the Hinds
family, Jackie Darrell and the Claridge Road and Peach Street
Communities, the Centreville SDA Church family, Lilly Smith
and family, Kevin Brown and the "Coppit" family, Ruthmae
Adderley and family, the Browns Plumbing and National
Plumbing families, the staff of the Male Orthopedic Ward,

4 Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and
again on Sunday from 9:30am to 11am and at the church from
noon until service time.

EAST SUNRISE MORTUARY.

“A New Commitment To Service”

#27 Rosetta Street, P.O.Box C.B. 12248 / Palmdale,
Nassau, Bahamas
. Tel: (242) 323-EAST — (242) 326-4209 Fax: 356-2957
24'‘hrs. Emergency Service



Cell #: 357-9151 * Beeper: 380-1450 or 380-1117



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 17

“MULTIPLICATION Temple of the Word HMinistries

TOPIC: 1275 Breadfruit Street-Pinewood Gardens

él 99
THE MULTIPLICATION FACTOR P.O.Box SB-50164, Nassau, Bahamas

By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley Tel: 242 - 392-5888/ Fax: 242 - 392-0988

Read: John 15:1-2 TAPE & BOOK CLUB

My brothers and sisters, we are in a season of multiplication,
increase. Multiplication is always increasing itself. Multiplication
is a factor or apart of what already exist. It enlarges what is there. <
Multiplication always needs something to start with. Many of you PTR SINT MINISTRIES
are wondering why am I going through these situations, struggles. ;
pains, crisis, and problems. If] am ina season of Multiplication? =
God is pruning you. Why am I decreasing, things are more difficult Price: een
now: if God has multiplication, increase on His mind. God is Pruning 3 si
= "The Power of Deliverance" . Tape ee) 2

you. é < ‘ (5):Tapes
2 Price:$15.00: $25.00




















SERIES #1 © "Understanding Holiness"









"Making Disewpies for the
Twensy First Connery ang

SERIES #2 "Temptations to Holiness"

My brothers and sisters. God wants to continue to bear frus 3 Se ;

1 : ‘ a : 7 ; se Ree . ) a SERIES #4 "The Powersof Fasting" WEY iC = CD
(Multiply). If you want to bear more fruits (Increase). allow God Rin th AES ae of Ohh eee
to prune you. : Porgy eas $6.00" SC



yeas a adh ore oT TOe CM Dice K Ce | Cre mame SEER 1

Ses S WAY OF MULTIPLICATION heir See:
# Pruning first, then abiding. Multiplication requires Aa RECS S Nope toe: - eC Se
# pruning the branches, which means to reduce it. cut aE ; :
iE off of rim down
4
ies
e Jerei 1

°
































Rev. Kenneth }
Sis Bernadett

hb. tt is Self/Flesh.
fruit bearing branches. It is
i the pictures in our lives.
3. Increase the size and quality of the fruit. It is God putting things
in order. ees repens

4.Encourage new fruits to develop. It is God testing your faith. [i csia sii saemeee ccc pak =




)

o

James 1:2-4; Isaiah 54:1-3

SERIES#12 "MULTIPLICATION" von
PRAYER See ; mys €D

“Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, ] confess right now, and realize Rae “Increases in your Hands” © $3,007 > $500 8 Se
ROTM Cares RA RKC ane for our Radio.

that I am a sinner. [ repent of all my sins. I change my heart, my
mind, my direction and J turn toward Jesus Christ. | confess with
my mouth that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, and | believe RARER Ba Sou RUT a
in my heart that Jesus Christ is alive and operates in my life. | thank .
you Lord that Tam saved.

AMEN”

“The ACO The Key to your

Opportunity to Worship

Sunday M
Breakthrough S
Sunday Schou! 9:30arn
Sunday Morning hip 14:00am
Sunday Nighi Service 7:00pr






arming
ice 8:00a.m.




Rute ata ‘i
BG
Ly tes Pvusthan
e Leche ‘ Soh pe teakeds
Tuesday Night
(WOMD) Weapons of Mass Deliverance

Youths



Wonian's Minisines - ist Mondays

EDL S ALA

WWW. sceigroup.com - Sra Tnursaay

Connect 5 Marriage Ministries every 4th Friday

Week o: April Zo
Pita 7 a =.

email: kenadderley @ yahoo.com
website: www.templeoftheword.com



DDR? Ra e088 Oe eee SEY ger OR DI Chges nacre, age ig Mia tat Suber as Ses :

vey



PG 18 ® Thursday, April 26, 2007 RELIGION . The Tribune

~ ‘Stand up, stand up for truth’

B PASTOR DEANZA A CUNNINGHAM
Senior Pastor
Christ Community Church

s I look at the political and spiritual land-

scape today, it is clear that those of us who

claim to be the custodians of absolute
truth can no longer flow with the tide. We are
urgently called to an intense defense of the truth by
our proclamation and presence because absolute
truth is in a verbal and visible battle in our world.

This was glaringly evident last week as I listened
to talk radio regarding 12 moral questions, posed by
a coalition of pastors and concerned Christian lead-
ers. The questions were given in order to ascertain
the moral positions of potential members of parlia-
ment.

1 was troubled by the responses of several callers,
who understand so little about the gospel of Jesus
Christ. In fact, so removed were some frotn the
understanding of the gospel that a few expressed a
desire to shut up the mouth of the church of Jesus
Christ. | wondered whether they were fully seized of
their statements. | became immersed in the under-
standing of Jesus’ words to be careful not to cast
pearls before swine.

I believe that a question needing attention is how
do we contextualize the gospel so that it remains rel-
evant in a world of pluralities dogged by cultural
arrogance and religious bigotry? What say vou?

Without addressing the obvious in this small
space, I ask several questions of those whe seek to
shut up the mouth of pastors who are seeking to ful-
fill their roles as God’s prophets:

¢ Is God concerned about the affairs of this
world?
~ The answer is emphatically, yes, because God ts
sovereign and his people live here.

« Who is it that speaks for God in the world?

The answer is the church — God’s community of
Christian believers, in blood covenant with tiim
vho have been commissioned by Himself o centin-
ue the redemptive-evangelistic and discipleship min-
istries of Jesus Christ on earth.

¢ What are the aims of the gospel?

The gospel of Jesus Christ has twin aims. the sal-
vation of the soul and the humanization oi the soul.
This is what the 12 questions are abou!

The church ts not called to be a bus » es: or politi-
cal entity; we are called to be the church, w ue is
the preserver and depository of truth. Uhe:cfore, we
must De in the business of influencing the ee
mation of our nation and the medium for this is the
liberating power of the’gospel of Jesus Christ, with
its twin aims of salvation and humanization,

God expects His church to call into question,
expose and challenge the forces, powers and struc-
tures of injustice, unrighteousness, oppression, cor-
ruption, violence and greed that are at work in our
society, and that imprison our people.

No doubt there are imperfections present in mem-
bers of the church, for if we say we have no sin we
are liars; notwithstanding our imperfections, we are
nonetheless the moral gatekeepers and it would be
ungodly for the church not to pontificate and
demand high morals from those who wish to lead as
God’s ministers in the institution of government.

As Archbishop Patrick Pinder wrote in his Easter
pastoral letter, “our first step (in making election
choices) is to examine the candidates offering to









@ PASTOR DEANZA CUNNINGHAM
(FILE photo)



serve as your representative in parliament.” Ele con-
linues, “here are some questions you should ask
about all candidates: fas the candidate conducted
tum or herself in amanner worthy of being your rep-
resentative in Parliament? ls he or she reputed to be
Hronest, has been free from scandal or unbeconung
conduct? Has the person by action or word promoted
the protection of family life, the sanctity ef family life,

etc.?” I say, “Amen”, to the Archbishop’s concerns
and instructions. The church must guard the city.

As the church, we must respond to our societal
needs through the proclamation of the gospel, which
leads to the salvation of the soul, but we cannot and
must not ignore the humanization of the soul
because people live in a community affected by aca-
demics, politics, class, economics and poverty. And
people must be taught how to and helped to survive
because this emphasis of the gospel is at the heart of
national transformation. This is where the gospel
comes alive. It liberates.

Statistics indicate that one out of every ten
Bahamian young men will go to prison. Seven out of
every ten young women will end up pregnant. Of the
1500 rapes reported between 2000 and 2004, 952
were against children. Our girls, 10 — 19, are con-
tracting AIDS at an alarming rate, more than our
boys. Should the mouth of the church be closed to
these and other matters in the public arena? I dare
say no.

Again Tsay that the church is called to the busi-
ness of influencing the transformation of the nations;
therefore God expects His church to calf into ques-
tion, expose and challenge the forces, powers and
structures which imprison people from realizing
their fullest potential. This is part and parcel of
preaching the full gospel.

As LT grew up on Crooked Island in the sixties, the
general elections were especially exciting as truck
loads of flour, rice, grits, sugar and salt beef made
their way to various homes to cause support. And in
an economically depressed area as it was, such was
glory to behold. But what was most depressing to
me Was the separation of friends and family because
of their different political persuasions during those
general elections.

The island and its churches were polarized by the
politics of the petty lords. This occurrence should
never be among the people of God or the nation at
large because if is simply demonie.

As we vote on Wednesday, let the important spiri-
sual rule of harmony, peace and mutual cooperation
prevail whatever divergence of political opinion may
exist because tor true success in any institution there
must be unity. { call upon all to vote their con-
scienee, but never forget that ihere is only one
Bahamas. And whether vour party or the other
wins vou have fe 20 and work for your family in
ardes ta pav BL BTC and so on.

beuds put asiae artisan politics on May 2, 2007
and together outa this most blessed lithe country in
the world vader Cod. Forward, Upward, Onward,
Together.

e Christ Community Church is a comaiunity of
people cultivaring 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 discipleship ministry
of Jesus Christ through the utilization of a muttiplici-
of methodologies. We are a community of Christ

followers that value true worship, faniily centered-

ness, moral purity, biblical measurement, evangelistic
boldness, social responsibility, passionate Commit-
ment to Jesus Christ and the pursuit of excellence.
For further iitformation regarding ts article or for
times of corporate worship, please call our church's
office at 301-8782, 361-2848 or e-mail us at cocha-
hamas@coralwave.com.





a4

The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, April 26, 2007 * PG 19

‘Sister Mary Jacinta Neely

Sitting atop a hill not far from the city of Nassau, Saint Martin Monastery is the home
of an independent Benedictine community of religious women serving the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau in the Bahamas. Their foundation in 1937 was to

pursue sanctification of community members and engage in apostolic work for
the spiritual and temporal welfare of the underprivileged. Each month, the
Monastery will shine a spotlight on one or more of its members. _

Sister Mary Jacinta Neely, OSB



aint Benedict, Father of

Western Monasticism, wrote in

his Holy Rule (58:1) “Do not
grant newcomers to the monastery an
easy entry, but as the Apostle says ‘test
the spirits to see if they are from God (I
John 4:1)”. As Sister Mary Jacinta
Neely, OSB, reflects on what led her to
the religious life 47 years ago, she con-
cludes that it was the grace of God
because she did not receive an easy
entry.

At the age of fourteen when she was
determined that she had a vocation to
the religious life her mother supported
her, however her father kept asking her,
“Don’t I provide a place for you to stay,
clothes for you to wear and food for
you to eat?”

Yet, despite such discouraging inter-
rogations, countless and endless inter-
views by her pastor, Father Cornelius
Osendorf, OSB, Bishop Paul Leonard
Haggarty, OSB, and the mother superi-
or of Blessed Martin de Porres
Convent, Sister Marie Agnes Rolle,
Sister Jacinta was not deterred from
her vocation. The only restraining force
was that she had to wait until ho = if-
teenth birthday.

The date and time was set for 4pm on
September 8, 1960 and despite the
threat of hurricane Donna, and the pre-
cautions not to venture onto the streets,
Sister Jacinta left her “home in
Dumping Ground Corner to begin her
formation programme at Blessed
Martin de Porres Convent, on Nassau
Street. These formative years exposed
her to the traditions and customs of the
Church and religious life and prepared
her to live the Benedictine motto “Ora
et Labora” (pray and work).

She advanced in wisdom and grace as
she not only mastered the Latin which
fortified her spiritual life. but also her
communal life which encompassed var-
lous House responsibilities as
baking altar breads for the churches.
caring for the chickens. dogs, pros and

well as



ET Te









@ SISTER MARY NEELY

cow at Blessed Martin Convent and
planting and harvesting beans and glad-
iolas at St Benedici. Convent, St
Joseph, Minnesota (1962-1965) as the
native community went through the
amalgamation process which trans-
farmed the 25 year old Blessed Martin
community.

Sister Jacinta, a native of Mangrove
Cay, Andros admits that her spiritual
life was deeply nurtured by the exam-
ples of her father, Alpheus C Neely Sr,
the Catechist at St Benedict's Roman
Catholic Church, Mangrove Cay,
Andros, and her mother, Murilyn A
(nee Nairn) Neely, who served as sae-
ristan, first at Our Lady's Church. and
then at St Joseph's Church, both in New

Providence. Sister Jacinta considers
herscll to be a combiration of hea
fathers sense of humor aad quick wr
and her mothers patenee. @Cnerosits
consideration aud cariies s

i siblings. aise dian TyVSTEIN

impact on her, especially Arnold (three
years her senior) and Alpheus Jr, (two
years her junior), who taught her how
to become tough by the many tricks
and practical jokes they played on her.

Being inseparable from her brothers
taught her many life lessons.

e She quickly learned the place of
females in the Church - on one occa-
sion when she followed her brother
into the sanctuary while he was serving
Mass.

e Being teased as a three year old for
being in the boy’s line, when her broth-
er was in kindergarten.

e And delighting in shooting marbles
and climbing trees with the boys, pro-
vided further opportunities for her to
be programmed into how young ladies
should act.

Her sisters, (Marie, Florence and
Angela and her last brother, MACC)
all younger than she, enriched her skills
of compassion, honesty, sharing and
basic human values, which have proven
to be most helpful in community. life.

Love and quest for knowledge were
instilled into Sister Jacinta at a very
young age, while she was being taught
by her parents. She still remembers the
day when she became aware of the fact
that the true art of reading consisted of
going from word to word, line to line
and page to page; up to that time of
enlightenment she was able “to read”
the whole story about “Old Dog Tom
Met Mr Wolf”, from one page, holding
the book upside down.

All of Sister Jacinta’s formal educa-
tion was within the Catholic School
System. In Nassau she attended Our
Lady’s School (1950-1958). Aquinas
College (1959 & L960): St Benedict's
High School. St Joseph. Minnesota
(1963-1965): St Benedict's College/St
John’s University ( BA in 1976) and
Boston College. Massachusetts (MEE,

1OS4. Pler ondv exposure te the soav-
ermment school system was when sik
ablondod Bahamas Teachers: Colles.
Peon TOTO aa dich teaching orate.

Hoopub os opnaarv ane bre school

Other than being a religious sister,
Sister Jacinta’s long-term goal was to
become either a secretary or a teacher
and she has achieved both goals. Her
secretarial skills enabled her to serve
her religious community as secretary
for 29 years (1978-2007) and gave her
wings to many Caribbean Islands as
secretary for the Conference of Major
Superiors of the Antilles.

Her teaching career began at St
Vincent de Paul School, Hunter Grand
Bahama where she taught grades four
and five (1966- 1968). After attending
Bahamas Teachers College, (1968-
1970) she was assigned to Holy Name
School, Bimini, as a teacher (1970-
1974) and then as a principal (1976 —
1981). Being loyal to her vow of obedi-
ence, she served as principal of St
Bede’s School, Nassau and taught
English at Her Majesty’s Prison (1981-
1984), then was transferred to Grand
Bahama Catholic High School (1984-
1991). From 1993 to the present she
teaches Religious Studies and Civics at
Aquinas College, Nassau, grades eight
through twelve.

Sister Jacinta’s zeal for growth and
development has propelled her to

pact vast areas of academics, and her
commitment to service and spreading
the Gospel afforded her with opportu-
nities to evangelize on numerous fami-
ly islands during the summer months.
She has been integrally involved with
spiritual development programmes,
(CCD, RCIA, TEC, marriage prepara-
tions, Diocesan Catechetical Institutes,
and the permanent deaconate pro-
gramme) throughout the archdiocese;
served on Diocesan General
Assemblies as presenter and secretary
as well as the Diocesan
Communication Board.

Continuing to stand on the shoulders
oF educational giants. Sister Jacinta
considers herself to be a zealous stew-

rd whose great desire ts tO pass on to
the next generation the many eilts that
Qrod tas bestowed upon Rerosa chai tn

oH things Grad maw be storitied





eG 30°° “thutsdays April 26, 007" |



| THE Spiritual



424.0098.



Assembly ©
| Baha’is of New Providence pres-
| ents ‘The Promised Day of God -
Songs and Dances of Praise”,
Free Concert at Workers House
ballroom, Tonique Darling Way,
Saturday, April 28, at 8pm. For
more information call 362.1408 or

RELIC $101



@ By REVEREND ANGELA
BOSFIELD
PALACIOUS

“THEN you will call upon me
and come and prav to ne, and |

will listen to you.”
— Jeremiah 29:12

bere comes a time in
most of our lives when
we have to call out to

God. On a television programme
Where people are pleasantly sur-
prised by a new interior design in
their home or the acquisition of a
prize, the expression “O my
God” may be used. This is not
the kind of call that | mean.

It is nota call of the name, but
a plea to the Person. The coming
is the active indicator of an inten-
tional move to approach God in
prayer. It is the coming to wor-
ship, the search for a place to
pray, the shifting of the focus to
the presence of God.

The guarantee given is that we
will be heard. We will be listened
to in an accommodating way. Isn't
that a hopeful assurance? What
do you need to say to God today
if you know that you will be lis-
tened to, and responded to, in



wr



Be ee

M REV ACB PALACIOUS

some way? Open your heart and
cry out from its depths. | will be
praying for God to touch every
reader in a special wavy.

In fact, let us all join together
in a prayer that the heart-cries of
all who call out to God today will
be felt by all of us as a burden to
carry for each other. Let us pray
to be a part of the solution if God



sie
“oe .

The Tribune

desires for us to be. Let us pray
for consolation and comfort for
all in pain.

Let us make a collective cry on
behalf of this nation in every con-
ceivable area even as our prayers
go up for a peaceful election day
on May 2.

Let us pray: Lord Our God, we
vour children crv out to you even
as the Hebrew slaves cried out to
vou and vou delivered them from
Pharaoh. Lord, we, the descen-
dants of slaves and slave masters,
the people of this land whom vou
have called to be vour people,
conte before vou in praver to
intercede for those who are bro-
ken in body, wounded in soul,
bruised in spirit. We need peace in
our hearts and homes, love in all
of our dealings, jov in our
approach to grateful living, mutu-
al respect in political differences.

Allow the spirit of Easter, O
God, to dwell within us forever
that we mav be a resurrection peo-
ple, enipowered to turn your
world upside down. May we con-
due to call out to vou each day
as we open ourselves to know you
more intimately. Lord hear our
prayer, and let our cry come unto
thee. Amen.












‘Don’t be afraid...It is P

i By CLEMENT JOHNSON

THIS coming Sunday the readings in
Christian Churches will continue to
highlight the spirit of Easter, the spirit
of the Risen Christ.

Saint Luke, in the gospel reading,
describes what seems to be the begin-
ning of a normal day in the life of the
Apostles during those first few weeks
after the resurrection of Jesus. He had
appeared to the women, to Peter and
to the disciples on the road to
Emmaus.

The Gospel tells us how he appeared
to the eleven. It was Sunday and they

were gathered together. They had
heard what the two disciples had told
them about how they had talked with
our Lord on the road to the town
called Emmaus and how they had
known it was Jesus when he broke the
bread.

It was then that they heard the
words, “Peace be with you.” When
they heard these simple words, this
very common Jewish greeting, the
apostles understood that Jesus was in
their midst and they were afraid. That
was why he said to them, “Don’t be
afraid. It is I.” He wanted to show
them that he was not a ghost so he



For the stories behind the news,
read Insight on Mondays

ST NIT TT EET

Bi tal La SED

invited them to touch him. He showed
them his hands and his feet and imme-
diately sat down with them to share the
meal they were having.

During those days after the tri-
umphant Resurrection of our Lord it
was simple gestures, like these, that
were important. By sitting down to talk
with his disciples as they shared a meal
together Jesus wanted to show them
that any person who wants to discover
him anew must look for him in the sim-
ple, little occurrences in life.

And this is the great lesson that this
Gospel Reading teaches us this
Sunday. Jesus invites us to look at him
through the eyes of faith. And he tells
us that we should not be afraid. He
promises us that he will always be a
faithful friend to those who are faithful
to him.

Throughout the history of salvation
God has show that he is faithful. He
keeps his promises, even when his peo-
ple do not keep theirs. He promised to
send us a Messiah who would save us

from our sins and he kept his promise
by sending us his only Son, Jesus
Christ. At times, in our relationships
with others and with God, we do not
show the true love that Jesus asks us to
show. It is difficult for us to see Jesus in
the members of our family or in the
brother or sister who has offended us
or who has failed to live up to the trust
we placed in him or her. We are used to
testing others, and even God himself,
constantly demanding that they show
us, through extraordinary deeds, that
they are worthy of our friendship and
our love.

The readings teach us that, even as
we celebrate the — triumphant
Resurrection of our Lord. it is in the
ordinary events in life that we really
discover the Risen Christ in our lives.
We should always try to remember that
the Resurrection of our Lord may not
change our dailv lives, per se, but it
should show us how to look at life dif-
ferently, how to live our life in faith
and with faith.

2 USSR ARTS ea



The Tribune

RELIGION

Thursday, April 26, 2007 * PG .21



‘A God of second chances’

@ By FATHER
JAMES MOULTRIE

“Simon, son of John, do vou
love me?

— (John 21:17)

only person who does not

fail at anything is the one
who never attempts anything.
There is much truth in that, in
both the physical and the spiri-
tual realms. Is seems strange
that we often judge failures
more harshly in spiritual mat-
ters. Someone makes a mis-
take, often foolish and tragic,
and it is never forgiven or for-
gotten by other people.
Fortunately God is more mer-
ciful.

Complete obedience to God
is always difficult. The early
disciples were no different
from us in this respect. They
had seen the Risen Lord on
more than one occasion. Yet
Peter returned to his fishing
business on the Sea of Galilee,
seemingly frustrated that Jesus
had not established His
Kingdom in Israel before
Good Friday. He forgot that
Jesus had said, “My Kingdom
is not of this world”. Six other
disciples joined him. Was this
simply a night of recreation, a
trip to catch fish to satisfy
hunger, or a return to their
fishing business after the disap-
pointment of the events of
Holy Week? Whatever the rea-
son, they toiled all night with-
out success. But things were
about to change.

As dawn broke, they saw
someone standing on _ the
shore. The man enquired how
successful they had been with
their overnight fishing. When
they admitted that they had
caught nothing, He called to
them to cast their net on the
right side of the boat. When
they did they caught so many
fish that they could not drag
the net onto the boat. John, the
beloved disciple, recognized
that the man on the shore was
the Lord, “It is the Lord”.

Peter acted in typical fash-
ion. When he learned that it
was the Lord, he put on his
clothes and swam ashore, leav-
ing the other six to bring the
boat and the fish to the shore.
The lesson is clear: no matter
how.hard one may work, suc-
cess is always in the hands of
the Lord. Only when people
obey him do their efforts have

I has been said that the

beneficial results. While our
Lord’s directions may not be so
explicit today, it is nevertheless
only as people obey Him that
success comes.

We live in times of diminish-
ing physical resources. People
worry about what will happen
when natural earthly resources
run out: We have that fear with
oil today, which is why it costs
so much. There are only finite
amounts of things we use to
make life comfortable. But
there are no such limits with
God. Just as Jesus took five
loaves and two fish and fed five
thousand, so God can supply
the needs of His own today.
The disciples discovered that
Jesus had already made provi-
sion for their breakfast. He had
fish and bread available. No
one dared to ask Him where
they came from. They had
learned that He could supply
whatever was needed.

Although this is true, God
also makes use of what people
can do. The net full of fish was
still in the water, and Jesus
instructed the disciples to bring
some of the fish they had
caught to supplement the
breakfast menu. God gives his
people strength, ability, and
opportunity. He expects us to
make use of what we achieve
through His help. He never
promised to supply our needs
without our cooperation. God
still helps those who help
themselves.

The climax of this story
comes in the conversation of
Jesus with Peter. After what
happened on Maundy
Thursday night, we would have
expected Jesus to write Peter

. off as being weak, cowardly,

and unreliable. Had Jesus done

“so, most people would have

said that He had no other
option. After all Peter was the
leader of the apostolic team.
He had set a terrible example
for others. Here was a man
who had denied three times
that he even knew who Jesus
was, let alone that he was one
of Jesus’ disciples.

Yet Jesus did not write him
off. He did not even demote
him, and there was no recrimi-
nation. Judas’ betrayal was a
planned thing, and was carried
out in a cold, calculating man-
ner. Peter’s denial was not a
planned thing, and was the
result of weakness rather than
malice. Jesus, the reader of
hearts, knew this. Jesus knew



@ FATHER MOULTRIE

that there was another and bet-
ter side to Peter. Strength and
weakness can co-exist in the
same person. Jesus kept no
record of Peter’s _ sins.
Although Peter did deny his
Lord, the other disciples, with
the exception of John, had
gone into hiding. They did not
have the courage to follow
along to see what might hap-
pen to Jesus. And this must
have been at least as serious as
the denials of Peter.

Peter probably felt as much
as we do when we fail. There is
a sense of sin, of guilt, of being
unworthy and not deserving
another chance. Although
Peter had seen the Risen Lord
on at least four occasions, his
doubts must have continued as
he thought about his relation
to Jesus and his place in Gods’
plan of salvation. Jesus acted
to dispel Peter’s doubts and
restore him to his place of lead-
ership among the apostles.
Peter had denied his Master
three times, and three times
Jesus asked him whether he
loved Him. As Jesus questions
Peter three times about his
love for Him, Jesus is provid-
ing Peter the opportunity to
reverse the three-fold denial
during the awful night in the
courtyard of the high priest.

The charcoal fire with the
fish and bread on the beach
recalls the charcoal fire on
which Peter warmed himself
that fateful night. Each time
Jesus asked the question, he
replied “Yes”. The third time
must have brought back all the
shameful memories of his
denials, and he was grieved
because Jesus insisted on ask-
ing him the question a third
time. But this was necessary so
that Peter might realize for-
giveness and restoration,

IT am sure that Peter never

forgot the fact that he had
denied Jesus. Yet, I doubt if it
haunted him the way some
people are haunted by their
sins. He learned a great lesson
from his fall. He learned that
he was not as brave as he
thought he was.

It is a far better and more
salutary thing, to learn a lesson
than to be taught a lesson.
When we learn from a fall, the
recalling of it is more likely to
evoke gratitude than self-
recrimination. And he learned
a wonderful truth about Jesus.
He learned that in spite of his
denials, Jesus still loved him. It
was that love that brought
Peter back to life.

It’s an amazing experience to
be loved in one’s weakness and
sinfulness. To be loved in one’s
goodness is no big deal. But to
be loved in one’s badness, that
is tremendous. That is what
grace is all about. Peter had the
guts to get up again after the
fall. We can imagine that he
made a good leader, a leader
who knew his own weakness.
The experience rid him of
pride and blind reliance on his
own resources. At the same
time it enabled him to under-
stand the weakness of the oth-
ers. We must learn to forgive
our momentary weaknesses
and failures. We must not
judge ourselves and others by
momentary lapses, but by com-
mitment over the long haul.

Notice that each time Peter
affirmed his love, Jesus gave
him a commission: “Feed my
lambs” (v 15); “Tend my
sheep” (v 16); “Feed my
sheep” (v17). Three denials,
three questions, three commis-
sions. We see in this something
of the mercy of God. We might
say that Peter did not deserve a
second chance. But God saw
differently. The same is true for
us. We do not deserve a second
chance, but God gives it, and
more. We fail many times, and
many times we receive God’s
forgiveness and restoration.

While today’s Gospel singles
out Peter as the leader within
the community, it in no way
means that such providential
care for the church, the flock of
God, is the sole responsibility
of authorized leaders. Rather,
it is the responsibility of all the
baptized. The flock of the Lord
is under the care of the shep-
herding community. All are
called to feed and to tend the
flock of God.

In the world in which we
live, a world of extensive dehu-
manizing poverty, of terrifying
and continued violence, of the
exploitation and criminal
abuse of the defenseless. the
church is rightfully judged by
the character and extent of the
care it provides to the most
vulnerable. Those called to this
service, as Peter was called,
should respond out of the same
kind of humble love Peter did,
for they should know it is only
the saving power of God that
enables them to persevere.
Without it, they to might deny
they even know Christ.

The apostles have crossed a
threshold and through their
preaching and teaching have
led others across as well. They
moved from one understand-
ing of God’s presence and
activity in the midst of the peo-
ple to another. This new under-
standing had the death and res-
urrection of Jesus at its core.
The light of the resurrection
had illumined their former reli-
gious convictions and aspira-
tions, and they were unde-
terred in their commitment to
the spread of the good news.

We are in a situation in the
church today that bears some
resemblance to this earlier
period. Our religious convic-
tions and aspirations seem to
be floundering, sometimes
even languishing. The rapid
pace of social change has
caused many to relinquish any
sense of religious purpose. The
number of people not raised
within a religious culture has
increased sharply. There may
be more need today for effec-
tive preaching and enlightened
teaching than in the recent
past. In a very real sense the
Risen Jesus is made manifest in
the preaching and teaching and
catechizing of committed
Christians, women and men
who. take seriously their bap-
tismal responsibilities, as did
the early Christians.

How do you answer the
question posed by Jesus to you, ~
“Do you love me?” Who has
Jesus given you to love and
care for? How is your loving
them connected to your loving
Jesus? All vocations are voca-
tions to love, love the Lord,
and love of the lambs and
sheep of His flock, our broth-
ers and sisters in the communi-
ty. We are just like Peter, and
God can and will use us, if we
let Him!



PG 22 © Thursday, April 26, 2007



The Tribune



A few good men?

@ By PASTOR MATTHEW K ALLEN

he US marines motto bares these words:
| “A Few Good Men” as to say that they

are looking for a few good men. Also,
within the last few years there was a movie made
which was called “A Few Good Men.” The lead-
ing stars of the movie were Tom Cruise who
stared as (Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee) a young
Marine attorney, Demi Moore as a Navy attorney
and Jack Nicholson as a Marine (Colonel Nathan
Jessep).

An intense examination took place of Colonel
Jessep by attorney Kaffee who was asking the
Colonel for the truth; the Colonel replied in a hos-
tile tone “You can’t handle the truth”.

This is also true within the body of Christ today:
as a vast majority of the leadership in the body of
Christ “can’t handle the truth.” In John 14:6, Jesus
said, [am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Also, John 8:32. And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

The truth that you know and submit to shall
make you free from religion, tradition, and the
schemes and devises of the enemy. Therefore, for
the believers to do the greater works which
Yeshuwa Messiah said we would do, whole truth
would have to be embraced.

The world system has its own definition and
standards of good and it’s their view point and
standards that the modern day church has suc-
cumbed too. The Kingdom of God system is not
looking for “A Few Good Men” but for the
-“whosoever will” - those who are sick and tired of
doing things their own way and are willing to sub-
mit to the King’s way of doing things. ;

There are leading men and women of God all
around the world and throughout the Bahamas
that are constantly falling. Every other day one
can hear of a bishop, pastor or some other church
leader that is involved in a financial or moral scan-
dal. There are higher standards and requirements
for leaders especially those who are a part of the
body of Christ.

Luke 12:48. But /ie that knew not, and did com-
mit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with
few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of
him shall be much required: and to whom men
have committed much, of him they will ask the
more.

The church we're seeing today is somewhat like
a box of cereal; we've got a lot of flakes, fruits and
nuts in church leadership. There are confused,
spiritually blind bishops and pastors who are so
disconnected from the all powerful God, to the
point that they are now fighting for the limited
earthly power of politics. As a result the church ,
has become even more divided and powerless,
while the enemy, through his schemes and devices,
tears this nation apart.

A weak church symbolizes a weak relationship
with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The church
can have conference after conference, revival
upon revival, we can sing, dance, preach and shout
about God all we want, without integrity and
Godly character we’re just a tingling symbol with



@ PASTOR MATTHEW ALLEN

“’..There are confused, .
spiritually blind bishops
and pastors who are so
disconnected from the all
powerful God, to the point
that they are now fighting
for the limited' earthly power

of politics. As a result the
church has become even
more divided and powerless,
while the enemy, through his
schemes and devices, tears
this nation apart.”

— Pastor Allen



a form of Godliness and no power. The Father
knows the conditions of our wicked hearts and
stubborn ways; therefore He will never hear or
answer our prayers and cry. If the leaders are cor-
rupt and wicked then don’t think it strange when
the gates of hell are unleashed upon the land.

In I Corinthians 5:1-13, the Apostle Paul dealt
with a moral issue in the church at Corinth. Here
he did not say to the church “pray and fast about
the matter” as most of us are doing today, hiding
behind what we call prayer rather than con-
fronting the person and situation as the case may
be.

There are people within and outside the church
that are sick and dying from all kinds of disease
and sickness as the enemy wreaks havoc in our
land. Poverty and lack seems to be the order of
the day as the powerless church does its religious
duty whenever it has services. Here’s the empow-
erment of a kingdom minded disciple of Yeshuwa
Messiah (Jesus Christ). Luke 9:1. Then He called
his twelve disciples together, and gave them power
and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

God has given His disciples/saints power and
authority over devils and diseases, and it is not His
will that any should perish. So then, why is it that
the enemy is taking out the saints of God as he
sees fit? Could it be that the saints themselves
really don’t know of the power that’s made avail-
able to them or they don’t know how to properly
execute the power and authority? Hosea.4:6. My
people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also
reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing
thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also

forget thy children.

We’re calling whosoever; the few good men or
women who are tired of doing the religious, tradi-
tional, fruitless and powerless acts of today.

James 5:14-16 -

Vs 14 Is any sick among vou? Let him call for
the elders of the church; and let them pray over
him, anointing him with oil in the name of the
Lora:

Vs 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Vs 16 Confess your faults one to another, and
pray one for another, that ve may be healed. The
effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
much,

Continue to walk in the FOG (Favor of God)

¢ To join Pastor Brendalee and I along with the

family of Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center

Int'l, every Sunday Morning at 10:30am at The
Bishop Michael Eldon High School Auditorium
(Formerly Freeport Anglican High) East Sunrise
Hwy, where we continue to share the unadulterated
word of God, thereby seeing peoples lives trans-

formed as they renew their minds through the

washing of the Word of God. If you or a love one
is sick from whatever come, just bring a little bit of

faith and a spirit of expectancy as God moves on

your behalf. Contact us via e-
mail-:pastormallen@yahoo.com, ph 441-2021 or
351-7368

RPL TLE PN TE ORE OY NPS TON ek ER BR SGT me





es

The Tribune

ALE HN 8-9 4

RELIGION

r¢ > ¢

raw SEE} h ab acy ae
Ves SON NOE We ede yt «Oot ase

Thursday, April 26, 2007 °PG 23

‘Pastoring is hard work’

‘An Obedient Leader with Divine Authority’: Friendship Baptist pastor
and family to give God thanks for eight years of service to church

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows @tribunemedia.net

eing a pas-
tor is an
awesome

task. Charged by
God with the
responsibility of
shepherding His
flock, the man or
woman of God
must be a person
of tremendous
faith and prayer to
overcome the
many challenges the position often
faces. Speaking the truth in love, and
with a heart full of compassion, they
must stand tall, with unflinching deter-
mination and steadfastness as they do
the work of the Lord.

Held to such a high level of accounta-
bility, it is a wonder that anyone would
willingly answer such a call. But as
demanding as this position is, most pas-
tors will tell you that it is rewarding on
many levels.

For Archelaus Burrows, pastor of
Friendship Baptist Church, who is on
the verge of celebrating eight years of
pastoral leadership, the ministry, even
with all of the challenges, is still worth
it in the end.

“Pastoring is hard work because you
are the leader and you have to under-
stand and discern the spirit of every
member in the congregation. You have
to coordinate all of the varying gifts in
the body and you have to pray to find
the right person to lead auxiliaries,” he
told Tribune Religion.

And this isn’t easy work. “Have you
ever heard about the square peg, round
hole syndrome? Well, you don’t want
that in the church. You want to know
who fits in a particular auxiliary. It is
that kind of challenge,” Rev Burrows
continued, pointing out that as a pastor
one must have a heart for the people,
compassion and empathy.

“But at the same time you can’t let
the people lead you, you have to lead
them.

“At the end of the day, you are
accountable to God or them. Leading
them is your assignment from God.”

On Sunday at 3pm, Rev Burrows,
along with his family, members of the
Friendship Baptist Church, and well-
wishers will meet at the church on

. Laird Street to give thanks to God for



@ BISHOP DAVIS





@ PASTOR AQCHELAUS BURROWS

(Photo courtesy)

“Pastoring is hard work because
you are the leader and you have
to understand and discern the spirit
of every member in the congregation.
You have to coordinate all of the varying
gifts in the body and you have to pray to
find the right person to lead auxiliaries.”

— Archelaus Burrows



eight years of service to the church.

The service will take place under the
theme, “An Obedient Leader with
Divine Authority”, Joshua 1: 1-13.
Bishop Ross Davis (FAR LEFT), pas-
tor of Golden Gates Assembly World
Outreach Ministries will be ministering
in the service.

Rev Burrows said that he is looking
for a move of God where souls will be
blessed and lives will be changed.

Serving as a teacher since 1971, Rev
Burrows gave up a career of 32 years in
2003 to focus on the ministry on a full-
time basis.

His love for education however, has
lead him to the C C Sweeting School
Board where he serves as chairman.

“It has been a spiritually rewarding
experience,” Rev Burrows reflected on
his pastoral experience.

“As you watch people's lives change |
and you sce the way they respond to
the gospel messages, it is fulfilling.
When you are able to impact people's
lives it is rewarding.”

He also said that while pastoring can
be materially rewarding, pastors should
not join the ministry for this reason.
God will reward as you take care of His
business, he said. “Seek ye first the
kingdom of God and all of these things
will bé added unto you.”

No doubt, effective pastoring
demands special qualities, but no two
pastoral styles are alike. Described by
his members as a humble pastor, Rev
Burrows is content to lead and let God
give the results.

Pastoring a congregation is obviously
a ‘learning your job on the job’ experi-
ence. But as he gains experience, the
challenges will become greater.

And by contronting the challenges in
faith and learning those lessons God
has planned, the pastor will become
even more effective in his ministry.

Friendship Baptist Church is a mem-
ber of the Zion United Baptist
Convention, where Rev Burrows serves
as the assistant executive secretary.

A third generation minister, Rev
Burrows was ordained into the ministry
in 1992 while the Baptist convention
was in session.

He served as associate minister at
Angelic Baptist Church until 1999 when
he was called to Friendship Baptist
Church. Under his pastorate, the
church has seen steady growth and
physical expansion. They are currently
constructing a two level multi-purpose
centre next to the church.

~~

AN



The Tribune





© See Page 23



25 years of Calvary

A number of people to be honoured during special
banquet for those committed to ‘work of the Lord’

H By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Tribune Features Editor



n celebration of its 25th anniver-

sary, the 1,500 member-strong

Calvary Deliverance Church, pas-

tored by Bishop V G Clarke, will
hold a special banquet Friday, May 11, at
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, in hon-
our of those men and women whose
faith, prayerfulness, and commitment to
the work of the Lord and the building up
of the Calvary body, have helped position
the church where it is today — a sanctuary
of believers whose presence’in the midst
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
serves as a beacon of light and an oasis
for those hurting, lost and seeking refuge.

“For us, 25 years is a milestone - we get
the opportunity once,” Pastor James
Newry, director of Ministries for Calvary
Deliverance, said during an interview
with Tribune Religion.

“When we look back and see where
God has brought us from and how he has
blessed us, we thought it fitting to give
God thanks — in banquet form — and rec-
ognize and say thanks to the honourees,
while they are alive and can appreciate
it.”

Some 23 individuals and families are
expected to be honoured.

From the business sector:

¢ John Wright (Family Budget
Auto Sales)’

° Dorith Grant

° Mirriam Hanna

© ‘Mervin Sweeting (Bertha’s
Go Go Ribs)

© Ron Stubbs (Ron’s All Brand
Import Truck and Car Sales Ltd)
° Dr Ada Thompson

e Hurai Ferguson (Big One
Shoe Store)

© Theresa Deleveaux (Ministry
of Agriculture)

e Jane Miller

° Kathleen Ferguson

@ BISHOP V G CLARKE



Founding Members/
Families

e The Clarke Family

e Bursil Brown's Family

e The Stubbs Family

e Livingston Austin

and Family

e Brenetha Whyms and Family
° Carol Bodie

The Newry Family

The Pinder Family

Terry Forbes-Smith

The recipients of the Reverend
Clementina Stubbs Excellence Award
are credited with making an outstanding
contribution to the forward progress of
the ministry of Calvary Deliverance.
They are:

e Michacl Swann

e¢ Hubert Wong

e¢ Bishop William Johnson, former
national overseer of the Church of God

e The late Bishop Phalmon Collie

Among those who will be recognized is

the church’s first convert, Sis Carol
Bodie. Another person who has played a
pivotal role in the building of the church
is Livingston Austin, whose ministry as a
media person has allowed the church to
have rich historical perspective on the
growth of the body secured through a
visual medium.

Michael Swann, a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy East Street
Tabernacle, who will receive the Rev
Clementina Stubbs Excellence Award,
was instrumental in forming the church's
choir at great sacrifice to himself and his
family and at no cost to the church,
Pastor Newry said.

Along with recognizing the people that

have played an instrumental part in the
growth and development of the church
within the East Street South community
and beyond, Calvary is also seeking to
raise funds so a contribution can be made
toward Faith Village, a $1.5 million sen-
ior citizens retirement complex, which is
expected to break ground in October,
and a youth centre,
' “Our senior citizens are not given the
dignity and respect that they deserve in
their golden years and the Government is
not able to do it all, so from a social
aspect this is what the Church is called to
do. We saw it fitting to give back to the
community and this is giving back.”

Growing from strength to strength

Started in the home of Clementina
Stubbs) July 17, 1982, 9 Calvary
Deliverance, with a membership of 20,
moved to the auditorium of the E P
Roberts Primary School on Lincoln
Boulevard. With God's guidance, the
work grew and in some three years, the
congregation was able to purchase the
property that the sanctuary is currently
located on. In 1990, the cornerstone of
the church was laid.

Over the course of the church's 25-year
history, Calvary has made significant con-
tributions to community organisations
such as the Sister, Sister Breast Cancer

Support Group, the Cancer Society of
the Bahamas, the Heart Foundation, the
Ranfurly Home, the Prison Ministry,
Teen Challenge Bahamas and also local
schools such as S C McPherson and C V
Bethel.

From an internal perspective, some of
the other highlights for the body include
the construction of an administrative
building that was added to the church,
and the opening of Calvary Deliverance
Christian Academy in August 1999,

“Calvary Deliverance has been a
benchmark in the community. Our mem-
bers will tell you how their lives have
been impacted for the better. The unem-
ployed were able to find jobs,
families/marriages were saved, children
brought under subjection. There are sin-
gle mothers who couldn't afford homes,
but because of their connection/involve-
ment in Calvary, they were able to get a
house,” Pastor Newry said.

Pivotal in the church’s development,
has been the role that Bishop Clarke, the
church’s senior pastor, has taken on.
Taking over the leadership helm June 26,
1993, Bishop Clarke has seen the min-
istry grow into one that reaches the far
corners of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and beyond. And it is his testi-
mony and witness as a believer and his
outreach and evangelistic efforts that
have seen him elevated to the position of
regional director of the World Harvest
Ministerial Fellowship, the US-based
church headed by Rod Parsley.

“Even though [Bishop Clarke] has
been branded as a prosperity teacher, he
will tell you that without money, your life
will be one of the most miserable lives.
Bishop Clarke lives a life of honesty; he
walks in righteousness, believes in holi-
ness and doesn’t compromise the word of
God. He stands for truth. He is respect-
ed,” Pastor Newry said.

e Persons interested in attending the
banquet, May I] at Sandals, can contact
the church at 325-1802 or 323-3153





Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID EGGZX8DB7_K7G10A INGEST_TIME 2011-11-01T17:36:16Z PACKAGE UF00084249_02877
AGREEMENT_INFO ACCOUNT UF PROJECT UFDC
FILES








I

@ By PAUL
TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

GROWING claims of corrup-
tion and “voter buying” have
been met with virtual silence by
election officials, community lead-
ers and international observers.

Parliamentary Registrar Errol
Bethel yesterday refused to com-
ment much further than to reit-
erate that cell phones are banned
from ballot booths on election
day.

While this aims at preventing
voters using their phones to pho-
tograph their ballots as proof of
how they voted in return for
bribes, the registrar has said noth-
ing about prosecuting those who
offer or accept the alleged pay-
ments. :

And calls for the Christian
Council’s president to respond to
the claims were not returned. His
comments were sought, not only
in response to the claims of cor-
ruption, but also about fliers
reportedly issued by PLP cam-
paigners in Grand Bahama equat-
ing a vote for the PLP to a vote
for Jesus Christ.

This form of religious manipu-
lation reportedly offended many

in Grand Bahama and New Prov-
idence, and The Tribune received
angry calls from North Eleuthera,
after the flier was printed in The
Freeport News.

Meanwhile, the international
press and multi-national watch-
dog organisations have been
alerted to the reports of voter
tampering.

Representatives from the Unit-
ed Nations (UN), and the Organ-
isation of American States (OAS)
told The Tribune yesterday how-
ever that unless they are invited
by the government of the
Bahamas, they cannot take part
“in an official capacity” in ensur-
ing that the May 2 general elec-
tions are truly “free and fair”.

OAS representative Juliet E
Mallet Philip said: “The OAS

Bahamas Office is not aware of

any invitation extended by the
government of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas to the
Organisation of American States
(OAS) to monitor the May 2 elec-
tions.”

Therefore, she said, they are
not in a position to comment on
any allegations on voter buying.

As a member state of the OAS,

SEE page 11

New Christian Council
president hits out at lack
of accountability in politics

THE new president of the Bahamas Christian Council has hit out at
the lack of accountability in Bahamian politics.

Bishop John Humes said that by the time candidates are nominated,
the question of their integrity should have already been settled.

“There is very little accountability in this country. When candi-
dates are nominated by the political parties, these men and women
should be above board. They shouldn’t just put anybody on us. There
should never be a question of anyone’s integrity,” he said.

Bishop Humes was unanimously elected as the new president of the

SEE page 11













ks Finger

0
ood







RLENT = Pm tovin’ it. |

Che HHiami Herald

BAHAMAS EDITION



Giving or receiving

of election bribes

could lead to two
years in prison

ANYONE convicted of
giving or receiving any torm
of gift or bribe in return for
votes could be subject to a
sentence of up to two years |
in prison. |

puch a person would also |
be prohibited from voting or |
being elected to parliament |
for seven years, The Tribune |
has learned.

According to the Bahamas |
Parliamentary Act, any per-



|

| |

son who corruptly provides |
|

|

|

SEE page six
Pete







PRICE — 75¢

Ls

and RELIGION
IN TODAY’S TRIBUNE

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter __

A 19-SEATER commuter
plane, part owned by an FNM
candidate, mysteriously "disap-
peared" from Lynden Pindling
International Airport yesterday

raising serious questions about
security at the airport, and the
possibility of an "inside job" hav-
ing been perpetrated.

The Western Air aircraft,
coloured red, white and blue, was
discovered missing from its spot
on the tarmac — close to the ter-
minal building — at 6am yester-
day by employees from that com-
pany, according to their legal rep-
resentative, Desmond Bannister.

However, thus far no one at
the airport — bar one security
officer who reported having heard
an engine start at around |.13am

— has come forward claiming to
be aware of how, when, or in the



hands of whom, the plane left
Nassau.

Regional Manager at Western
Air, Tonelle Dames, said she
finds the idea that no one could
have known the plane had left
the airport, and in particular, that
air traffic control saw nothing,
"inconceivable."

She also added, in a more light-
hearted tone, that all of Western
Air's pilots have been accounted
for.

However, director of air traffic
services, Joseph Albury, said that
Air Traffic Control has no official

record of the plane having left:

Lynden Pindling International
Airport(LPIA).

"A legal pilot would call us, file
a flight plan, then when he's ready
to tly he would call us, we'll issue
clearance and clear him for take
off. Now a pilot operating illegal-
ly — he'll just enter the runway
and take off," said Mr Albury.

body of 46-year-old Keith





It appears that this is the case
in this instance, he claimed,
adding that it is quite possible the
pilot never turned on the, air-
craft's lights.

Mr Albury added that because
of the distance of the air traffic

control tower from the runway, .

and the fact that it is a "sealed
environment", -it is not. unfath-
omable that a flight at this time,
having not alerted the authorities

of its imminent departure, and: -

flying without illumination, could
go undetected.

Mr Desmond Bannister, whose
law firm is representing Western
i a wholly Bahamian-
owned company — said that the
theft validates many of the con-
cerns raised in recent months, by
persons such as former US
ambassador John Rood, about
security at the airport.

SEE page 11



@ POLICE look on as the



Charles Rolle lies covered
after an accident in the
Robinson Road area last
night.

It is believed that Mr
Charles was a pedestrian
who was struck by a vehicle,
becoming the country’s 13th
traffic fatality of 2007.

(Photo: Felipé Major/
Tribune staff)

Court hearing in Dannielynn + Man accused of holding
woman and child hostage

custody case set for June

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE _

THE CUSTODY dispute
over the daughter of the late
Anna Nicole Smith continues
unresolved as a court hearing
on the matter has now been sect
for early June.

Virgi Arthur, Smith's
estranged mother and grand-
mother of the infant, and Larry
Birkhead, Danniclynn’s father,
as well as Howard K. Stern,
Smith’s longtime companion,
appeared in the Supreme Court
yesterday afternoon for another
hearing in the custody dispute.

Since the court decided sev-
eral weeks ago that Birkhead
was the father of Smith’s sev-

f
ay







i toe

Esl oyaN a UA

en-month-old daughter, a two- :
way custody dispute has erupt- }
ed between him and Virgi ; Ml By NATARIO McKENZIE —
The matter continues :

Arthur.
in local Supreme Court.

Atter an hour-long court
hearing yesterday,

panied by her bodyguard, left
fora watting taxi bus.

Birkhead, while remaining :
tightlipped about the court pro- :
ceedings, again told the media :
that he had had a good day in }

court.

“So far so good,” he said. “I

euess all Lan say really is that it:

SEE page 11

Value it in » Every Meal

Add a fountain drink and a ry of chips
or 2 cookies to your favorite sub

eat fresh-



is arraigned in court

THE man accused of holding

a woman and her child hostage
Birkhead :

stopped briefly to speak to }
reporters while Arthur, accom- }

earlicr this week was arraigned
in Magistrate’s court yesterday
afternoon.

Rufus Elvis Durham, .
Yamacraw Hill Road was
arraigned before Chief magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court
One Bank Lane. Attorney
Bernard Henfield is represent-
ing Durham and Sergeant
Alexander Bannister appeared
for the prosecution.

Durham was arraigned on
four charges vesterday. He was

“ee
ee: ei
- = B

a a

38, of



charged with possession of a
firearm intending to put anoth-
er in fear. According to court
dockets, Durham is accused of
having a shotgun in his posses-
sion on Monday, April 23, with
the intention of putting
Lakeisha Mckenzie in fear for
her life.

Durham has also been
charged with kidnapping.
According to court dockets he is
accused of kidnapping a ken-
zie on Monday, April 23. He
has also been charged onith
making death threats against

SEE page 11

ae eaemeen

é She

Taka 77m,


PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007







Phenton O.

_AINT LONG vow
NOTURNING BACK

BUSINESS WEAR
FOR TODAY’S WOMEN

off

‘ STORE, DE : KA

fl

Pants Suits

\ Shirts §
Pants
Skirts

re
ay

—
Chas

Le Suit
i] Kasper
Anne Klein !
1 Focus
cfe\ and more |

@ MR Fuhrmann padlocked the entrance to the property

THE TRIBUNE

Police called
to handle row
over disputed
‘headquarters’

POLICE were called in yes-
terday after a confrontation
outside a house which, its own-
er claims, is being used illegally
as a PLP campaign headquar-
ters.

German investor Harald
Fuhrmann said his rental home
on Prince Charles Drive is for
residential use only.

Yet, he claimed, PLP candi-
date Ricardo Treco had taken
over the property as an election
base, painting its walls in party
colours.

Police were called after Mr
Fuhrmann arrived to chain up
the front gate of the property. A
row broke out between Mr
Fuhrmann and PLP supporters.

Later, he told The Tribune:
“Suddenly. I was surrounded

DEPARTMENT. ‘STORE. FOR WOMEN,

2 SGff

(NET ITEMS NOT INCLUDED)

; Dresses
| Work Suits
i Jackets
}Church Suits
| Blouses
| Work Pants
“| Bags
i Belts
} Accesories

From Regular
to Plus Sizes

by 12 police officers who came
in four cars. I told them the
property was not supposed to
be used for office purposes. I
went to town planning, and they
confirmed it is not allowed.”

Mr Fuhrmann added: “I did
not make any trouble. I said I
wanted them out, but Mrs Tre-
co said they were not moving
out yet.”

The property has been rented

on short lease to Mr Treco, who -

has promised to vacate the
property in four weeks.

Last weekend, Mr Fuhrmann
complained that the garden was
used for a PLP campaiga cook-
out,.

Mr ‘Freco is contesting the Sten
Anne’s constituency: against the-
FNM’s Brent Symonette.

Bermuda Shorts

y Jeans
Tops

Camisoles
Swim Suits

Dresses

BA RODS

TEL: 304-828)
EAST ST. NORTH
TEL 325-2632


THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3



Commissioner
offers thanks
to public and
his officers

COMMISSIONER of Police
Paul Farquharson thanked the

leaders of both major political
parties for calling for calm and
advising supporters to refrain
from violence during the elec-
tion process.

“From the law and order per-
spective we wish to publically
thank the entire Bahamian citi-
zenry for exercising patience and
good will,” the commissioner
said in a statement said. “Con-
tinue to enjoy the rallies and let
us keep them in a festive mood.
Remember, the world is watch-
ing.”

He also asked his officers, who
will vote today, to proceed to
the polls early, cast their ballot
for the candidate of their choice
and return to work, “because
there is much to do”.

Mr Farquharson also thanked
officers for the “great job” they
continue to do.

He told his officers that he is
aware they have been working
overtime and said he is grateful
for their hard work and dedica-
tion.

“As you travel to the Family
Islands to strengthen our polic-
ing teams,be assured of the full
support of the people of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas,” he said.

CDU given 12
new SUVs for
Abaco, Andros,
Acklins and GB

THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force yesterday increased the
number of “specialised” vehicles
in its fleet with the addition of 12
new vehicles, courtesy of the
government.

The 12 SUVs brought the
number of vehicles purchased

“for use by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force to 100 over the past
two years.

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security Cyn-
thia Pratt said the purchase of the
new vehicles is in line with the gov-
ernment’s continued commitment
to provide the police in particular,
and law enforcement agencies in
general, with the equipment need-
ed to perform their duties.

The vehicles will be distributed
among the Central Detective Unit
(CDU) and police divisions/units
in Grand Bahama, Abaco, South
Andros and Acklins.

The purchase follows the

. recent transfer of 24 vehicles and
six mobile vans that were pur-
chased for use by the RBPF.

Deputy Prime Minister Pratt
said the purchases will provide
police commanders with the flex-
ibility to not only to fight crime,
but better manage the wear and
tear on the vehicles already in
the fleet.

Financial
services ‘still
important to
Bahamas’

FINANCIAL services contin-
ue to play an important role in
supporting economic growth and
employment in the Bahamas, a
new survey has revealed.

“This industry not only played
a pivotal role in our economy
but it also makes the contribu-
tion that far exceeds references
to absolute size,” the Ministry
of Financial Services said in a
statement yesterday.

In December 2006, the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board commissioned Oxford
Economics and Tourism Eco-
nomics, to conduct an Economic
Impact Assessment on the sector.

The study shows that the
direct contribution of financial
services to the Bahamian econ-
omy is 15 per cent, whereas the
direct economic contribution of
tourism is 21 per cent.

Of the 15 per cent, over one-
third is generated by internation-
al financial services providers.

Additionally, many of the
domestically licensed banks also
provide services to international
clients.

The report also notes that the
financial services sector is
responsible for “oiling the
wheels” of other industrial sec-
tors, encouraging investment and
improving the quality of that
investment, providing a secure
home for savings and access to
capital markets for firms and
households alike, as well as pro-
viding high paying job opportu-
nities for Bahamians.

Oxford Economics will also
conduct a capacity transfer work-
shop for officers in the Depart-
ment of Statistics to ensure that
they would be able to continue
to collect this type of informa-
tion for the future, Ms Carey
said,

caednee Glenys | Hanna-Martin

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

FRUSTRATED © Sea
Hauler victims yesterday
took their grievances to the
doorstep of Transport and
Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna-Martin when they
confronted her for over an
hour outside her office build-
ing.

Lincoln Bain, spokesman
for the victims, claimed that
some of the persons were
prepared to take further
‘action. He said they had to
be calmed down to prevent
the situation from escalating.

However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that at no time
did she feel threatened,
adding that although the Sea
Hauler victims were under-
standably upset, the atmos-
phere remained one of
“mutual respect.”

She explained that the
group of victims was frus-
trated because she had to
reschedule a meeting she had
made with them for yester-
day morning, to Friday.

Mr Bain, who is officially
speaking for the Sea Hauler
victims, claimed that the men
and women crowded around
the minister’s car, with one
of the victims removing his
prosthetic leg and putting it
under one of the vehicle’s
tyres.

“He said he wasn’t letting
her drive off without talking
to us and addressing our
problems first,” Mr Bain
said.

Mrs Hanna-Martin
acknowledged that the man

: in question told her that she

? | was not moving until he got
his money. She said he
placed his prosthetic leg
“behind a.back tyre.”

“That wasn’t stopping me,
I was heading in a different
direction. It was more sym-
bolic for him, I think. My car
was never surrounded, I was
never prevented from leay-
ing the premises. The envi-
ronment was one of mutual
respect and trying to get the
matter resolved,” she said.

Mr Bain also claimed that
there was the possibility of
the Sea Hauler victims
becoming violent.

“T tried my best to calm
them down, they were
extremely upset, they were
going to do some stuff, I did-
n’t want them to do. These
are people who are going
through some serious per-
sonal drama, mental drama,
they are in a serious situa-
tion. You know a hungry
man is an angry man.

“At this point I don’t

know what they are going to .

do,” he said.
However, Mrs Hanna-
Martin said that although Mr

FOR 3 IN 1 LAWN SERVICE
Fertilizer, Fungicide,
Pest Control
Ce Bae M ELC) ey
322-2157

er sond itd

One protester removes prosthetic leg
and lodges it under minister’s car



Bain is undoubtedly better
acquainted with the Sea Hauler
victims than she is, she never
felt that she was in any danger
from the group yesterday morn-
ing.

Ministry permanent secretary
Archie Nairn corroborated this,
saying that he joined the group
at one point and together with
Mrs Hanna-Martin “chatted”
to the men and women and
their lawyer Michael Smith.

“Tt was all very carefree. It
was a cordial atmosphere,” he
said.

Earlier this week, The Tri-
bune reported that one of the
Sea Hauler victims, Cedric
Hart, had been reduced to

street begging.
Mr Hart explained that he

and his family were about to be
evicted from their home
because of his inability to work
from the severe injuries he suf-
fered in the two-boat collision at
sea in 2003.

When the situation of the Sea
Hauler victims reached a boil-
ing point last December, some of
the group’s members handcuffed
themselves to the front gate of
Prime Minister Perry Christie’s
residence in protest of what they
considered government's indif-
ference to their plight. ‘

The Sea Hauler victims want-
ed it to be known yesterday that
Lincoln Bain and their lawyer,
Michael Smith, are the only per-
sons who officially speak from
them.

While they said that they



@ THE scene of the tragedy in 2003






















LA CASITA

ae ae S Living






—a





Selective [tems





Excluding Painting and shell Mirrors

Bay St., 2 Doors West of Victoria Ave.
© Tel: 242-356-7302
e email: ariana@batalnet.bs



‘I ery

a a RN TE

“only S 399

ALC eS
12 for $350







per yard

eT yey Ee
Shakers -






8

> AS
D CPPS
Mu) cue

OT ates











appreciate the “helping hand”
of the independent candidate

vineyard vines

mattha’s vineyard.

tor Englerston, Paul Rolle, and
that of the members of the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM), they are disap-
pointed that their cause is being
made political.

They are urging these indi-
viduals to refrain from further
addressing their situation in the
press.

OEE TNT NITES

‘
'
i
%



‘Harbou



MORD BEY cy

%

SPO Bow. mena

Telephone: (242) 362-6656, Fax: (242) 326-9953
e-mail: info@colesofnassau.com

| F DISTURBIA
| | PERFECT STRANGER

| THE REAPING



~The Mall-at-Marathon
BOX ¢ OFFICE OPENS AT 10:00 AM DAILY

yet |
ROR os el eee
ewan | a [A [ow fe |

cue Lon en fe
yerer Li ak fafa
| 3 |g |

0 Tw fos [an Lo [sf
1 psc ff La

I CECI

ae Cah

Ry CE eC levels ne oa ag


















Fes |




9640 OR WWW GALLERIA



BA A OE

PAGE 4, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR s



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

Challenging
sovernment





Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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

TELEPHONES

Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager - (242) 502-2352
Nassau Fax: - (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348

Is the PM telling us the truth?



IT WAS bragging time for Prime Minister
Perry Christie at the PLP’s Clifford Park ral-
ly Tuesday night. And why not?

There is nothing wrong with a politician
bragging, especially when he has something to
brag about. However, as Mr Christie himself
says that this election is all about trust, he
must be careful about his facts when he sets
out to brag. To lay claim to what is not true
raises many alarm bells. The question now is:
How far can Bahamians trust the word of
their Prime Minister?

Mr Christie told his supporters that the
PLP is responsible for this country’s greatest
period of economic prosperity.

“More tourists are coming now...” he said.

This is not true, say those in the industry.

-- Frankly they are worried. The industry is see-

ing a downward trend, but no one can get-the
official figures. And so no one in the industry
knows to what extent the industry has fallen
off.

Usually the Ministry of Tourism releases its
tourists figures early in the year, around the
month of February. The Ministry has always
been proud to do so, because for several years
there has been a steady climb in visitor
arrivals, reaching the 5 million mark in 2005.

However, it is now April, and no sign of
those tourism figures for the year 2006. A few
weeks ago Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe was asked when the figures would be
released. He weaved and dodged, escaping
with some explanation about having to analyse
the figures so as not to make a mistake. Why,
suddenly the slow-foot drag?

These figures, like the financials of a busi-
ness, are vital for hoteliers and managers in the
industry. If there is slippage, the only way to
know-how to correct it, and correct it quickly,
is to be able to analyse the figures to discover
what might be going wrong. Presently, hote-
liers are in the dark. Other than guesstimates,

they really don’t know exactly where they are.

It is now being whispered that government is
desperate to keep the lid on the figures until
after the election.

If the downward slide of the figures is as
dramatic as is being suggested, then we can
understand government’s desperation to hide
the truth.

The Bahamas welcomed 5 million tourists
in 2005, but certainly not in 2006 and as the fig-
ures continue to drop, short of a miracle,
2007 shows even less promise. ;

This means that the PLP’s advertising cam-
paign about its tourism figures is one grand lie.

It means that the large banners on the East
West Highway and West Bay Street proclaim
another big lie. The banners boasts that the
Bahamas has 5 million tourists “in a year.”
Recently we wrote about the evils of the half
truth. These banners are the perfect exam-
ple. They are correct as far as they go, but,
intending to deceive, by not telling the whole
truth, they in fact mislead the public.

It is true that the Bahamas reached the
five million market in a year. That year was
2005 and 2005 only. The figures dropped in
2006. They continue to fall. However, the
intent of the banners is to fool the public into
believing that the tourism industry is holding
at the five million mark. The truth is that it is
slipping.

And for the Prime Minister to get on a

- public platform and declare: “More tourists

are coming now...”

Just who is he trying to fool?

According to industry reports, Nassau and
Paradise Island room nights for the-months of
January and February this year are down by
30,000 — lower than the same time last year.

At Pindling International Airport, US Cus-
toms and Border Protection started to notice
slippage in mid-2006. It is estimated that there
has been a five to 10 per cent drop in Ameri-
cans returning to the US after vacationing in
Nassau. ,

And Spring Breakers, who always made
their presence known by their large numbers,
were hardly noticed in the Bahamas this year.

On April 17, The Tribune published a
report by its Business Editor which said:

“A Central Bank of the Bahamas report
showing that hotel room revenues fell by 1.6
per cent to $68.2 million in the 2006 fourth
quarter, compared to a 17.4 per cent increase
in 2005, is again likely to fuel concerns that the
Bahamian tourism industry may be losing its
competitiveness and moving into slow, long-
term decline.”

But, not according to our eloquent Prime
Minister. He says they are still coming, and
according to PLP advertising and banners
théy number five million!

But, said the Central Bank, for the first 10
months of 2006 total visitor arrivals fell by
4.7 per cent to 3.9 million.

Does this now mean that the electorate
should take what the Prime Minister says with
a grain of salt?

As Works Minister Bradley Roberts would
probably say: It’s all a matter of trust, “muh
brudder!”






expectations

EDITOR, The Tribune

I READ Mr _— Huel
Williamson’s letter, Tribune
April 11th, with great interest.
He is obviously an educated man
and writes an excellent letter,
but I find the subject matter
expresses a slightly pathetic
naivety, typical of the Bahamian
psyche.

He unashamedly admits his
political affiliations, which is fine,
but he goes on to say he does
not support his party because of
handouts and personal favours,
but because of the party’s phi-
losophy. He does not say what
this philosophy is, but unfortu-
nately it is very easy to spout a
philosophy, what the country
needs is a party to put these high
sounding ethics into practice.

Mr Christie began his term on
the highest of notes, but I chal-
lenge Mr Williamson to say Mr
Christie has lived up to the
expectations, they sound very
hollow to me, as does the party’s
general philosophy over thirty
years. Let me ask Mr
Williamson which philosophy he
is so endeared to? :

It started off in the seventies
with the “Square Deal”, which
soon became a club, excluding
all but the inner circle. In the
eighties it was drug dealing, and
let me assure you “The father
of the nation” was a micro man-
ager — he knew everything that
was going on. During this time
five million dollars went miss-
ing from the treasury, never to
be seen again. Certain ministers



LETTERS

letters@triounemedia.net




used Bahamasair as their own
personal airline. By 1992 the
country was being run into the
ground with scandals and cor-
ruption enough to fill an issue
of The Tribune. The economy
was so bad the country risked a
currency devaluation.

From 2002 the same pattern
has emerged. The politicians and
unfortunately the people learnt
nothing from the appalling mis-
management of a government
more intent on keeping power
than running a country. Now we
have the most dangerous scan-
dal of all, total disregard for the
separation of powers, with bla-
tant and direct interference of
the judiciary by the executive.
Unfortunately the “grass roots”,
and they have an excuse, and
apparently Mr Williamson, who
should know better, just don’t
see or don’t care, relying on some
abstract ethereal philosophy.

Mr Williamson says he can-
not understand the change in
people’s attitudes. When “God is
for the PLP”, when those who
don’t vote PLP are “traitors”
and victimised — don’t forget
the crab lady — when
favouritism is rampant, when a
well known “bishop” tells people
to get out of his church if they
are not PLP, what does he
expect? I am not saying the
FNM is perfect — far from it —

Raynard Rigby’s loyalty

EDITOR, The Tribune

This is an open letter to PLP
chairman Raynard Rigby.

Raynard,

. Why do you continue to con-
vey to the world that my
Bahamian brothers are an illit-
erate lot?

For the love of God, be still
and be quiet.

The PLP in all their rude-
ness and sassiness had the
audacity to run their Ad using
the voice of the late Sir Lynden
Pindling — which I might add
was edited and taken out of
context — during which time,
you kept your mouth shut!

You saw nothing wrong with
using the voice of a dead man to
influence the voters and how
we as a people would be per-
ceived by our international
peers. Raynard, the year is 2007.
Wake up!

However, you see something

wrong with the FNM’s adver-
tisement using the voice of the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham,
a voice that speaks the truth.
For the record, Mr. Ingraham
is alive and well and in his voice
and in his presence, one can
hear and feel honour and
respect. Again, the year is 2007.
Wake up!

We now know you don't
hear too well!

Some questions for you Ray-
nard — read slowly:

e How many national and
international scandals have
arisen under this “New PLP”
Administration during last five
years?

e Who are the responsible
parties?

Are the investigations com-
pleted with regards to the scan-
dals?

If yes, when are the Bahami-
an people going to be made
aware of the findings?

The above questionnaire will

but it is certainly the lesser of
two evils. Mr Ingraham is often
accused of arrogance, and
maybe he is, but his is nothing to
the PLP arrogance. When Mr
Wisdom unknowingly spoke on
the answering service he— and I
paraphrase — said we don’t
have to give any information to
these people. These people are
you and me, Joe Public, our
elected representatives do have
to give us this information, they
are public servants paid with
public money and they owe us
an answer.

If they are caught out they
bluster with excuses and, lo and
behold, the people sympathise
with them — Shane did nothing
wrong romping with Anna
Nicole! We will always be a third
world nation while we tolerate
such behaviour. It is*good that
for some reason the FNM is held
to a higher standard, but unfor-
tunate that the PLP is able to
get away with so much.

Mr Williamson said he
changed his voting pattern once,
that must have been an earth
shattering experience, but I sus-
pect it was more going with the
crowd in 1997, rather than a gen-
uine repudiation of his favoured
party’s “philosophy”. Nicki Kel-
ly writing in the Punch October
26, 2006 says “More than a quar-
ter of PLP’s are tainted with
scandal.” We will soon see if the
people care.

NOT LONG NOW
Nassau
April 18 2007

is displaced

be continued.

Raynard, you know and we
know exactly who are being
referred to in the FNM’s adver-
tisement! “A word to the wise
(can’t take the quote out of the
context so I have to use the
word wise) is sufficient”. My
grandma would ask: “Wat's
wrong wit ya?”

Some advice for you and
your Desperate Political Asso-
ciates -
country is more important than
loyalty to one’s friends....”.
Interesting reading, find the
book.

I really do find your press
releases comedic and self-
embarrassing.

Here’s what you MUST do
— sit back, relax, “....take a
breath...” then *....be still and
be quiet...”

MARIA D. SMITH
Nassau,
April 23, 2007 ‘

~....Loyalty to one’s *

r

BUSINESS FOR SALE

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

Email: b.inquiries@gmail.com

A.G. Electric Co. Ltd.

32 Jerome Avenue Phone: 393-8192

Ss

“Lose Yourself In Style”
Since

Spring Blow Out

SALE

Sale Starts
April 26th-May 5th
20 - 60% on Selected items

Store Hours
Mon- Fri (9:30 am -5:30 pm)
Sat (9:30 am -6 pm)
#52 Mackey Street
( Old House of Music Building)
Tel: 393-0551

Thank You For Shopping With Us!

PAUL LOWE ts no LoncER EMPLOYED AT H. G. CHRISTIE LTD. AND IS
NOT AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT ANY BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY,



Anata sl

SATURDAY APRIL Z8TH TO MAY 4TH

b

For All Your Appraisal Needs please contact us at:
Tel (242) 322-1041 © Fax (242) 326-5642
Email: sales@hgchristie.com ¢ www.HGChristie.com


THE TRIBUNE



Information
needed for
back to school
supplement

The Tribune will be pub-
lishing its annual ‘Back to
School’ supplement in
August and September.

In preparation for the sup-
plement, which will feature
all graduating seniors who
will be attending universi-
ty/college either locally or
abroad, we are asking all par-
ents, teachers and students to
send in a photograph accom-
panied by a brief profile.

The profile should include:

¢ Name of student

e Age

° Names of parents

e A list of exams already
taken — eg the Bahamas
Junior Certificate (BJC), Pit-
mans

° A list of exams expected
to be taken — eg the Bahamas
General Certificate of Sec-
ondary Education (BGCSE)

e The college/university
they expect to attend — eg
College of the Bahamas, Har-
vard University, University
of Miami

e Name of degree expected
to be sought — eg bachelors
degree in English, bachelors
degree in biology.

e What career they expect
to follow once their educa-
tion is completed — eg doc-
tor, mathematics teacher,
engineer.

e All extracurricular activ-
ities — club memberships,
team sports/track and field,
church activities.

° A list of honours/
awards/recognition that stu-
dent has received.

Please send all information
to “Back to School, The Tri-
bune” and include contact
information.

For more information or if
you have any questions
please contact Yolanda Dele-
veaux, Tribune Features Edi-
tor at 502-2368 or e-mail
ybdeleveaux@tribuneme-
dia.net, or call Katina Mar-
tin at 502-2362 or 322-1986.

eet

* EXTERMINATORS

estan alas
ni ekyrara yy











@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT — Rodney Mon-
cur, leader of the Workers’ Par-
ty, conducted an election sur-
vey in downtown Freeport yes-
terday to gauge the political
mood on Grand Bahama head-
ing into the May 2 general elec-
tion.

A display board with election
posters bearing the images of
FNM Leader Hubert Ingraham
and PLP leader Prime Minister
Perry Christie was erected near
the Winn Dixie Foodstore.

Mr Moncur and Brian Smith,
secretary general of the Work-
ers’ Party and chairman of the
party’s national polling com-
mission, were handing out bal-
lots for the straw poll from
10.30am to 5pm.

When The Tribune arrived in
the area after llam, several
curious motorists and passers-by
had stopped to participate in
the exercise.

At about 4.45pm, the men
had reported polling between
300 and 400 persons through-
out the day.

“Participation has been very
good and is progressing won-
derfully. We have had many
persons stopping to take part
because they were telling other
people about it and so there has
been a good level of activity
down here,” he said.

On the ballot, participants are
asked to indicate who they will
vote for — Perry Christie,
Hubert Ingraham, or none of
the above. They are also asked
to indicate whether they are
registered to vote.

Mr Moncur explained that
the ballots are colour-coded to
distinguish between male and
female voters.

John Young, who participat-
ed in the ballot, said he felt it
was a good idea to see where
residents of Grand Bahama
stand. “We all have a voice and

1 want my voice to be heard,”
he said.

Initially, Mr Moncur and Mr
Smith were confronted by
police officers who told them
that they had received a com-
plaint that they were partici-
pating in an illegal procession
and demonstration.

“We explained to them that
there was no demonstration
taking place here, and that, in
fact, we were conducting a sur-
vey to determine the political
direction that GB was heading
into election.

“They consulted with a senior
officer at the local police head-
quarters who allowed us to con-
tinue with the survey,” he said.

Mr Moncur said that there
has also been participation from
persons wearing FNM and PLP
t-shirts. At the end of the day
they will calculate and release
results of the poll.

Asked why his party wanted
to conduct such a survey, he
said: “It is always good to gauge
the political mood of a nation.
We think that a part of our
evolving democracy is to gauge
public reaction and to get a feel-
ing of people’s political deci-
sion, and whatever their politi-
cal views might be as part of the
enhancement of democracy.

“We feel it always important
to go to the grass root level and



from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
J vou are raising funds fora
good cause, campaigning
f for improvements in the

j area or have won an
award.

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

LOCAL NEWS

Share your news

The Tribune wants to hear





@ GRAND Bahama resident
John Young participates in
Worker's Party election sur-
vey. Rodney Moncur, leader
of the Worker's Party looks
on.

(Photo: Denise Maycock)

to get political feedback from
the ordinary or common man
trom the street.”

Mr Moncur said that their
position is always to maintain
integrity of the survey and to
display impartiality.













THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5
































THURSDAY,

APRIL 26TH

6:30am Community Page 1540AM

11:00 Real Moms, Real Stories,
Real Sawy

11:30 International Fit Dance

12:00 ZNS News Update

12:05 Fast Forward

12:30 Gospel Aficionado

1:30 Legends: Dr. Brian
Humblestone

2:30 — Turning Point

3:00 Bishop Leroy Emmanuel

3:30 John Francis

4:00 — Lisa Knight

4:30 Cybernet

5:00 | ZNS News Update

5:05 Gillette World Sports

5:30 You & Your Money

6:00 This Week In The Bahamas

6:30 News Night 13

7:00 — The Bahamas Tonight

8:00 Native Show

8:30 The Family Digest Show

9:00 a On B.T.C.

9:05 — The Envy Life

9:30 Crouches

10:00 Caribbean Newsline

10:30 News Night 13

11:00 , The Bahamas Tonight

11:30 Movie: The Stepford Husbands |

1:30am Community Page 1540AM sj

NOTE: ZNS-TV 13 reserves the
right to make last minute
programme changes!



GIFT & BRIDAL REGISTR

~,

Harbour Bay Shopping Centre ,-“*"y
Ph: 393-4440 or 393-4448











No need to drive all over town! No need to

®
Pay yo U r bi [ls wait in line! Enjoy hassle-free bill
payments with the convenience of Royal
® e Online Internet Banking. Our list of
anyti Mm e with companies continues to grow!
. You can make payments at anytime to the
Roya O Nn j n e e __ following businesses with Royal Online:
Bahamas Electricity Corp.
Bahamas Office & School Supplies (BOSS)
Bahamas Telecommunications Corp.
Bristol Wines & Spirits (Bristol Group
of Companies)
Cable Bahamas Ltd
Caribbean Landscape Ltd. -
Commonwealth Drug & Medical Supplies Ltd.
Doctors Hospital (Bahamas) Ltd
Flameless Electrical Contracting Ltd.
Future Net Consulting Ltd.
Grand Bahama Development Co. Ltd.
Grand Bahama Power Co. Ltd.
Indigo Networks
Insurance Management (Bahamas) Ltd.
John S. George & Co. Ltd.
Jones Communications
Lucaya Service Co. Ltd.
Nassau Motor Co. — Leasing

Queen's College School
Water & Sewerage Corp.



Do your banking and pay your
bills when it suits you best,
24/7. Sign up for Royal Online
Internet Banking today and get 3
months absolutely FREE! *Offer
ends May 31, 2007. Call or visit
your nearest RBC Royal Bank of
Canada branch for more details.

Colors:
Brown

Black
Beige

1



PSAP PSA AA AWA AAA OO OMS OM OS

a Royal Bank

7 Cnn CECE tc PE SURE MAME RRS POET RU er CO CeC OMNIVOROUS LAC LAC us 13) (ei re) GF nada:

i

eh Ry CLL UL eRe LC

Rosetta St.
PAGE 6, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Giving or receiving of election bribes could lead to two years in prison

FROM page one

“money or valuable considera-
tion” or “meat, drink, enter-
tainment or provision to or for
any person” in order to be elect-
ed, has committed an offence.
“Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an election, who corruptly

Pret

accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall .‘*9 be guilty of an
offence against this Act,” it
adds.

It is also illegal to “agree or
contract for any money, gift,
loan, or valuable consideration,

office, place, or employment,”

in exchange for votes.

Members of the public have
also broken the law if they
“solicit from a candidate or
from any other person purport-
ing to be acting on behalf of a
candidate any money, gift, loan
or valuable consideration,
office, place or employment, for
himself or for any other person
in consideration of his voting

yma ms eR =

or agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election.”
The Act also says that any-
one who uses or threatens to
use “force, violence or restraint,
or inflict or threaten the inflic-
tion by himself or by or through
any other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any

other manner practice intimi-
dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,

impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion, shall be deemed to be
guilty of offence against this
Act.”

Parliamentary Election Act



THE following is Part Nine
of the Parliamentary Election
Act, under the heading: Various
Offence

94, Any person who —

(a) makes any false state-
ment, for the purpose of being
registered as a voter, or in
answer to any lawful enquiry
by a revising officer, returning
officer or presiding officer, or
for the purpose of making any
objection to the registration of
any other person as voter, or in
any oath or declaration taken
or made by him by virtue of any
of the requirements of this Act,
knowing such statement to be
false;

(b) makes an application as
some other person (whether liv-
ing, dead or fictitious) for the
registration of that person as a
voter;

(c) procures the registration
of himself or of some other per-
son (whether living, dead or fic-
titious) as a voter in any con-
stituency, knowing that he or
such other person is not enti-
tled to be registered in that con-
stituency;

(d) procures the removal
from the register for any con-
stituency of the name of any
person by making a false state-
ment which he knows to be
false, and knowing that such
person is entitled to have his
name on the register for that
constituency; or

(e) fails without lawful excuse
to comply with any order or
request lawfully given or made
to him by any revising officer
in accordance with any of the

provisions of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act, and any per-
son who aids, abets, counsels or
procures the commission of any
such offence shall also be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

95. (1) Any pers. who-

(a) votes at an election in any
polling division in any con-
stituency knowing that he is not
entitled or has ceased to be enti-
tled to vote in that division

(b) votes at an election more
than once;

(c) votes at an election as
some other person (whether
that other person is living or
dead or is a fictitious person); or

(d) at an election allows him-
self to be nominated as a candi-
date, knowing that he is not
duly qualified therefor in accor-
dance with the provisions of this
Act.

shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(2) For the purposes of this
section a person who has
applied for a ballot paper for
the purpose of voting in person
shall be deemed to have voted.

(3) A person shall also be
guilty of an offence against this
Act if he knowingly aids, abets,
councils or procures some other
person to do an act which is, or
but for that other person's want
of knowledge would be, an
offence on the pari of that oth-
er person under the foregoing
provisions of this section.

Create X-citement

96. The following persons
shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act -

(a) every person who shall,
directly or indirectly, by him-
self or by any other person on
his behalf, give, lend, or agree to
give or lend, or shall offer,
promise or promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
money or valuable considera-
tion to or for any voter, or to or
far any person on behalf of any
voter, or to or for any person
in order to induce any voter to
vote or refrain from voting, or
shall do any such act as afore-
said on account of any such vot-
er having voted or refrained
from voting at any election;

(b) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself
or any other person on his
behalf give or procure, or agree
to give or procure, or offer,
endeavor promise to procure,
or to endeavor to procure, any
office, place or employment to
or for any voter, or to or for
any person on behalf of any vot-
er, or to or for any other person
in order to induce such voter to
vote, or refrain from voting or
shall do any such act as afore-
said on account of such voter
having voted or refrained trom
voting at any election;

(c) every person who shall
directly or indirectly by himself

‘or by any other person on his

behalf make any such gift, loan,
offer, promise, procurement, or
agreement as aforesaid, to or
for any person in order to
induce such person to procure
or endeavor to procure the
return of any person to serve in
the House of Assembly, or the
vote of any voter at any elec-

The new X-TRAIL is’ one off-roader that’s just as exhilarating on the asphalt. Its 2.5 litter

DOHC engine provides more than enough power to accelerate with conviction. And its rigid

body and advanced suspension make it feel almost like a sporty car.

X-treme off-road

abilities. X-treme on-road performance. X-treme practicality. The new Nissan X-TRAIL has it

NEW X-TRAIL



SHIFT. the future





tion of a Member of Parliament

‘therefor.

(d) every person who shall,
upon or in consequence of any
such gift, loan, offer, promise,
procurement or agreement, pro-
cure, or engage, or promise or
endeavor to procure the return
of any person to serve in the
House of Assembly or the vote
of any voter at any election of a
Member of Parliament there-
for;

(e) every person who shall
endeavor or pay, or cause to be
advanced or paid, any money
to or to the use of any other
person with the intent that such
money, or any part thereof,
shall be expended in bribery at
any election, or who shall know-
ingly pay or cause to be paid
any money to any person in dis-
charge or repayment of any
money wholly or endeavor
expend in bribery at any elec-
tion;

(f) every voter who shall
before or during any election
directly or indirectly by himself,
or by any other person on his
behalf, receive, agree or con-
tract for any money, gift, loan,
or valuable consideration,
office, place, or employment,
for himself or for any other per-
son, for voting or agreeing to
vote, or for refraining or agree-
ing to refrain from voting at any
election;

(g) every person who shall,
after any election, directly or
indirectly, by himself or by any
other person on his behalf
receive any money or valuable
consideration on account of any
person having voted or
refrained from voting, or having
induced any other person to
vote or refrain from voting, at
any election;

(h) every voter who shall
solicit from a candidate or from
any other person purporting to
be acting on behalf of a candi-
date any money, gift, loan or
valuable consideration, office,
place or employment, for him-
self or for any other person in
consideration of his voting or
agreeing to vote or of his
refraining or agreeing to refrain
from voting at an election.

97. (1) Every person who
shall corruptly by himself, or by
or with any person or by any
other way or means on his
behalf at any time, either from
the date of the issue of the writ
of election under Part V, during
or after any election , directly or
indirectly, give or provide, or
cause to be given or provided,
or shall be accessory to the giv-
ing or providing, or shall pay,
wholly or in part, any expenses
incurred for any meat, drink,
entertainment or provision to
or for any person, in order to
be elected, or for being elect-
ed, or for the purpose of cor-
ruptly influencing such person,
or any other person to give or
refrain from giving his vote at
such election, or on account of
such person having-voted or
refrained from voting at such
election, shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

(2) Every person who has or
claims to have a right to vote
at an-election, who corruptly
accepts or takes any such meat,
drink, entertainment or provi-
sion shall also be guilty of an
offence against this Act.

98.(1) Every person who --

(a) upon any public road or in
any public place within one
hundred yards of any building
in which a polling station is sit-
uated, seeks to influence any
elector to vote for any candi-
date or to ascertain for what
candidate any elector intends
to vote or has voted;

shall directly or indirectly by
himself or by any other person
on his behalf, make use of, or
threaten to make use of any
force, violence or restraint, or
inflict or threaten the infliction
by himself or by or through any
other person, or any injury,
damage, harm or loss, or in any
other manner practice intimi-

dation upon or against any per-
son in order to induce or com-
pel such person to vote or
refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having
voted or refrained from voting,
at any election, or who shall by
abduction, duress, or any fraud-
ulent device or contrivance,
impede, prevent or otherwise
interfere with the free exercise
of the right to vote of any per-
son or shall thereby compel,
induce or prevail upon any per-
son, either to give or to refrain
from giving his vote at any elec-
tion,

shall be deemed to be guilty
of offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who with
intent to influence persons to
support or not support the elec-
tion of members of a political
party or to give or refrain from
giving their votes at an election,
uses or aids, abets, counsels or
procures the use of, any televi-
sion or other wireless transmit-
ting station outside The
Bahamas for the transmission
of any matter having reference
to an election otherwise than in
pursuance of arrangements
made with the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas
for it to be received and re-
transmitted by that Corpora-
tion shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(3) The court before whom a
person is convicted of an
offence under subsection (2)
may, if they think it just in the
special circumstances of the
case, mitigate or entirely remit
any incapacity imposed by
virtue of section 104 (2).

(4) Where any act or omis-
sion of an association or body of
persons, corporate or unincor-
porated, constitutes an offence
under sub-section (2), any per-
son who at the time of the act or
omission was a director, gener-
al manager, secretary or other
similar officer of the association
or body, or was purporting to
act in any such capacity, shall
be deemed to be guilty of the
offence unless he proves-

(a) that the act or omission
took place without his consent
or connivance; and

(b) that he exercised all such
diligence to prevent the com-
mission of the offence as he
ought to have exercised having
regard to the nature of his func-
tions in that capacity and to all
the unincorporated.

100.(1) Any person who at
any election behaves in a vio-
lent, offensive, disorderly or
insulting manner shall be guilty
of an offence against this Act.

(2) Any person who at any
time on the day of an election
tampers, defaces or interferes
with a polling booth or obstructs
the entrance to any polling
place, or, obstructs or interferes
with any voter or loiters or does
any electioneering within one
hundred yards or hearing dis-
tance of a polling place, shall
be guilty of an offence against
this Act.

(3) A person shall not-

(a) print or publish, or cause
to be printed or published, any
bill, placard, or poster having
reference to an election or any
printed document distributed
for the purpose of promoting
or procuring the election of a
candidate; or

(b) post or cause to be posted
any such bill, placard or poster
as aforesaid: or

(c) distribute or cause to be
distributed any printed docu-
ment for the said purpose,
unless the bill, placard, poster or
document bears upon the face
thereof the name and address
of the printer and publisher.

(4) Any person who at a law-
ful public mecting to which this
subsection applies acts, or
incites others to act, ina disor-
derly manner or uses or aids or
abets the use by any other per-
son of a loud speaker or any

other instrument for the pur-
pose of preventing the transac-
tion of the business for which
the meeting was called together
is guilty of an offence against
this Act.

(6) Where any police officer
reasonably suspects any person
of committing an offence under
this section, he may if requested
so to do by the chairman of the
meeting require that person to
declare to him immediately his
name and address and, if that
person on being requested to
do so by the police officer refus-
es to give his name and address
he may be arrested by the
police constable.

(7) Any person who contra-
venes the provision of subsec-
tion (3) or who refuses to give
his name and address when’
requested under subsection (6)
or gives a false name or address
he shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act.

(8) Any person who, or any
director of any body corporate
which, before or during an elec-
tion, for the purpose of effecting
the return of any candidate at
the election, makes or publish-
es any false statement of fact in
relation to the personal charac-
ter or conduct of the candidate
is guilty of an offence against
this Act, unless he can show
that he had reasonable grounds
for believing, and did believe,
the statement to be true.

(9) A person making or pub-
lishing any false statements of
fact: as aforesaid. may. be
restrained by interim or perpet-
ual injunction by the Supreme
Court from any repetition of
that false statement or of a false
statement of a similar character
in relation to the candidate and,
for the purpose of granting an
interim injunction, prima facie
proof of the falsity of the state-
ment shall be sufficient.

104. (1) Every person charged
with an offence which is a cor-
rupt practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
on information before the
Supreme Court and shall be
liable on conviction of any such
offence to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding two years
or to a fine not exceeding two
thousand dollars or to both such
imprisonment and such fine and
shall become incapable for a
period of seven years from the
date of his conviction of being
registered as a voter or of voting
at an election under this Act or
of being elected a Member of
Parliament, and if at that date
he has been elected a Member
of Parliament his seat shall be
vacated from the date of such
conviction,

(2) Every person charged
with an offence which is an ille-
gal practice under the provi-
sions of this Act shall be tried
summarily before a magistrate
and shall be liable on convic-
tion of any such offence to a
tine not exceeding one thou-
sand dollars or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding three
months or to both such fine and
imprisonment and shall become
incapable for a period of three
years from the date of his con-
viction of being registered as a
voter or voting at an election
under this Act or of being elect-
ed a member of parliament, and
if at that date he has been elect-
ed a member of parliament his
seat shall be vacated from the
date of such conviction.

(3) Any appeal under the
provisions of the Criminal Pro-
cedure Code Act against a con-
viction in a Family Island under
the provisions of subsection (2)
shall lic to the Supreme Court.

(4) No person shall be prose-
cuted for an offence against this
Act unless such prosecution
shall be commenced within six
months next after the offence
was committed.

(5) A prosecution for a cor-
rupt practice shall not be insti-
tuted without the consent of the
Attorney-General.
THE TRIBUNE





MP claims PLP ©
has ‘performed an
economic miracle’

@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

The PLP administration has
"performed an economic mira-
cle" over the past five years in
office, according to Parliamen-
tary Secretary in the Ministry of
Finance Michael Halkitis.

The government has, and will
continue to demonstrate a com-
mitment to empowering Bahami-
ans, said the MP for the Adelaide
constituency and PLP candidate
for Golden Isles. He was address-
ing those in attendance at Tues-
day night's mass rally at Clifford
Park.

Mr Halkitis said that upon
coming to power in 2002, the PLP
inherited an economy which had
begun to stagnate.

Pressure
“Unemployment was high, the

economy was shrinking, govern-
ment revenues were under pres-

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7





Iasnion Fur.





Includes:
Power Lipstick - Full Size

New This Season

F'INISHINGSS Lipsticks in Strike it Rich,

Pamper-Me-Pink and Spice of Life.
Luxurious, vitamin-enriched shades for
luscious color with every smooth

Storm Lip Liner Pencil
Apple Red Mini Lip Gloss

sure and sinking, deficits were
widening," he said.
However, instead of "crying

and complaining" the PLP admin-
istration "got down to the busi-
ness of ensuring that the economy
was stabilised and put in a posi-
tion to grow."

No-additional taxes were put
in place, and tax breaks and
incentives were made available.

These included abolishing
stamp tax for first time home-
owners of houses valued at
$250,000 or less, and providing
duty exemptions on new taxis, jit-
neys and tour buses.

The government also set about
its agenda of empowering
Bahamians, said Mr Halkitis.

The venture capital fund was
established in 2005 - to assist
small businesses with expansion
funding, or entrepeneurs seeking
start-up capital.

Meanwhile, the Domestic

Independent
challenging
PM distributes
lettuce seeds

AN INDEPENDENT can-
didate who is challenging
Prime Minister Perry
Christie head-on in the gen-
eral election is distributing
packets of lettuce seeds,
inviting voters to “plant
these, and see what hap-
pens.”

Troy Rahming has issued a
100-day challenge to voters
in Farm Road-Centreville,
saying it’s time for fresh,
non-partisan voices in the
House of Assembly and the
kind of representation that
takes.care of people’s inter-
ests.

Like independent Clever
Duncombe in Golden Gates,
Mr Rahming believes the
time has come for real inde-
pendent representation in
parliament.

In his election pamphlet,
Mr Rahming has pledged
active involvement in con-
stituency affairs, claiming the
area has been neglected for
many years.

He cites poorly maintained
parks, broken road signs and
abandoned homesteads as
eyesores that need to be
tackled.

Mr Rahming also promises
to promote sports among the
area’s youth, work closely
with local churches, work for
the creation of two more
parks and push for speed
bumps to reduce traffic
speed. He also wants proper-
ly maintained street lights,
new road signs, and a service
club in every school.

If elected, Mr Rahming
said he would call for, among
others, a Freedom of Infor-
mation bill, an inner city
land bill, a Mayor of Bay
Street bill, and election of
senators.



@ PARLIAMENTARY secretary in the
Ministry of Finance Michael Halkitis.

Investment Board was created to
"streamline the process
of getting approvals," he noted.

Mr Halkitis said that the PLP
will "continue its programme of
wealth creation and economic
empowerment" if re-elected.

"Our vision is to create a busi-
ness environment that will
encourage and facilitate the start
of new businesses in order to cre-
ate new entrepreneurs, to encour-
age competition and thereby
improve the quality of goods and
services offered to the Bahami-
an consumer.” —

In this way, the foundation of
the economy will be strength-
ened, Mr Halkitis said.

He mentioned six new initia-
tives that will be introduced in
the PLP's next term, including
the establishment of a "small

business incubator programme"
to provide support services for
businesses, and a school of entre-
peneurship at the University of
the Bahamas.

A required course, "The basic
principles of owning and operat-
ing a business", will be introduced
to the high school curriculum.

Mr Halkitis said that the party
has demonstrated its commitment
to empowering Bahamians and
will continue to build'on this
foundation.

"So Tsay to you, to secure your
future, to secure the future of
your children and your children’s
children, vote for the party that
was conceived and born out of
the yearning and desire to uplift
every Bahamian that is down-
trodden and excluded," Mr Halki-
tis said.

PLP rally cancelled

LAST night's PLP rally at the Golden Gate's shopping centre was
cancelled at short notice yesterday afternoon.

Senator Philip Galanis, PLP campaign manager, said: "The Pro-
gressive Liberal Party...as a matter of respect for a local church that
had previously planned to conduct services in the Golden Gates
shopping centre this evening...have cancelled plans for our rally at

that site."

The mass rally in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, went ahead,
however, and the party encouraged people to attend their next mass
rally in New Providence, which will take place at Clifford Park on

Friday; at 7.30pm.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our
loyal supporters," said Mr Galanis.

Some commentators expressed surprise at the party's decision to
cancel the New Providence rally in light of the fact that all police,
defence force officers, and parliamentary staff, will go to the polls

tomorrow.

Pay SVS.

MRM RCL Ae a ALLA ie





Fragrance Free Cleansing Creme
Fragrance Free Skin Freshener I
Charm Key Ring





Kia OPIRUS -



Available at Mademoiselle

application.

Complete Color - Complete Luxury -

Completely You!

$17.50

One (1) Gift Per Customer, While Supplies Last.
Promotion date : April 19th - May 5th, 2007





an automobile of exceptional
luxury, comfort and sophistication

QOS

i
ARN QQ



Available in leather and cloth seats | AM/FM/Cassette/CD audio system
Front and rear air-condition
Woodgrain interior trim | Sunroof | Dual airbags
Keyless entry with security system

KIA’s flagship sedan is now
being specially priced
starting at $27,990



oO Award for "Most Appealing Premium Midsize Car”
; = | by J.D. Power and Assoclates 2005

«ID

The Power to Surprise”



~
VAV@e

He also wants a better bus
system and traffic control,
better courts and legal repre-
sentation, improved immi-
gration controls and more
help for small businessmen.

ONTHE SPOT FINANCING WITH

Lower level Town COMMONWEALTH BANK

OTT RAN AL

Thompson Blvd. + Oakes Field
SANPIN MOTORS LIMITED _ t. 242.326.6377° f. 242.326.6315

e. sanpin@coralwave.com

INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH
ADVANTAGE INSURANCE
CL Tet RP Nel aN a te



(AEM A Noack)
at eva

x.

PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

30th Annual National Convention of the Baha’is
of The Bahamas

The Baha'is of The Bahamas will be holding their 30th National
Convention in New Providence April 28-29. In conjunction with
this, the Spiritual Assembly of New Providence invites the
public to attend an evening of celebration, praise, song and dance
on Saturday April 28, 8.p.m. at Workers House Ballroom. The event
Is free.

The Baha’is Faith, established in over 210 countries, was founded
164 years ago in Persia in 1844. It promotes the principles of the
unity and the oneness of mankind, while recognizing humanity’s
diversity of thought and cultural expression. The Faith views
humanity as one-family, created by an All-Loving Creator, and
that all divine Messengers and Prophets of God are part of the
same spiritual process of the upliftment and salvation of all on
earth. Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith said,
“Let your vision be would embracing.” The principles of universal
education and the establishment of world peace, the equality of men
and women and the harmony of science and religion are some of
basic tenets of The Baha’i Faith.

The Baha’i International Community has had a consultative
status at the United Nations since 1948 and has actively
participated in several international UN summits.

For more information on the Convention or Baha’: faith please
email isabaha@ yahoo.com or call 362-1408/424-0098 or visit the
websites www.bahai.org or www.ca.bahai.org.

| onumennesaummantnte
rthwood Univers ngratula
don

s

Vest Palm Beach ch, 2007 - Nor
Iniversity’s Florida campus is pleased to announce
that Amanda Benson is among the students listed
on the President’s List for the 2006-2007 Winter
chieve Presidents’s List status,
earned a minimum overall





THE TRIBUNE

ve

The Tribune's literacy
programme branches |
into the environment

THE Tribune’s “Newspaper
in Education” literacy pro-
gramme has partnered with the
Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology’s Bahamas
Environmental Education Pro-
gramme to plant Lignum vitae,
the national tree of the
Bahamas, in several schools
across New Providence.

The tree planting initiative
is part of this year’s observance
of Earth Day, which began
with the publication of a sup-
plement in The Tribune on Fri-
day, April 20.

“BEEP is pleased to partner
with The Tribune in this impor-
tant exercise,” said Beverly
Taylor, assistant director of
education at the Ministry of
Education, Science and Tech-
nology. “The success of BEEP
has been enhanced by an
extensive network of local,
regional and international part-
ners that have provided tech-
nical and/or financial resources
for the activities that fall under
the programme’s various com-
ponents.

“These partnerships contin-
ue to provide support and
guidance toward the growth
and development of BEEP.
Through their commitment, a
sustainable future in a healthy
Bahamas will become a reality
for all citizens of this nation.
The Tribune joins this distin-
guished list of partners,” she
said. :

Symbol

The Lignum vitae is com-
monly known as the Tree of
Life. "We chose the national
tree of the Bahamas for this
initiative because we wanted
school children to have a real
example of a national symbol

Now is the Smart time to buy a Ford.
Get huge savings on 2006 models. .

2007 FORD 500
LEATHER LOADED 3.0L V6

SmartChoice

See the full line of your favourite Ford vehicles at

FRIENDLY MOTORS LTD «

THOMPSON BOULEVARD ¢ TEL.: 356-7100 » FAX: 328-6094



PART OF YOUR LIFE

EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com * WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com









Hi STUDENT representatives join Sean D Moore, marketing manager of The Tribune; Jennice
Johnson, teacher; Janice Moss, vice-principal; Portia Sweeting, education officer; Beryl Gray,
principal, for the tree planting ceremony

in their midst, while also speak-
ing to how important trees are
in performing the important
job of increasing the levels of
oxygen in the air and filtering
out some of the pollutants we
produce,” said Sean Moore,
marketing manager of The Tri-
bune. “We also want to play a
part in making children more
aware of trees on the Protected
Tree list in the Bahamas.”
"We have a Yellow Elder
plant on our campus, but not a
Lignum vitae tree," said Mrs
Beryl Grey of Oakes Field Pri-





Colonial Shutters

mary. "I was happy to allow *?
our school to be the first to &
participate in this initiative. *y
The teachers and children of
my school join me in com-
mending the Ministry of Edu- '
cation and The Tribune for *,
their efforts to bring awareness *
to the important role trees play .
in the life of the community.”
The Lyford Cay Club and .
Bahamas Waste donated the a!
trees. “
-s

.?

*

cd

@ BERYL Gray, principal, ;

and Marvin Sands, teacher at
Oakes Field Primary School,

admire the Lignum Vitae tree -
prior to planting. *

¢

*

a

e

et

"

‘e

.*

*

Fa

=
*

*

‘

SUMMER bs
SPECIAL .
‘

*
’
zt,

now through â„¢
August 30th *.
‘
a
“e
*
5

¢ All custom made shutters are
manufactured to order and take J |
from 6 to 12 weeks for manufacturing. | Fh SY ;

¢ Shutters available in 8 standard colors. ™\'

¢ No job is too large or small. \\

“vee

Bahama Top Shutters

Don’t leave it to the last minute to prepare!

ALL PRODUCTS MADE TO ORDER AT OUR FACTORY ON TEDDER STREET!
Tel: 326-4121 » Factory Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


THE TRIBUNE



Some people are building legacy of hate

STRAIGHT UP

[race spending a life
time in politics and being
remembered more for your hatred
of another than for your contri-
bution to that field. This is true of
some of our politicians today.

When we think about them, we
will not recall any outstanding
laws championed by them.
Rather, we will recall how they
vilified and demonised someone
who they thought robbed them
of something they felt was theirs.

We will not identify them with
any policies that made life better
for Bahamians. Rather, we will
remember how arrogantly they
suggested that thousands of peo-
ple could not choose to like, love
or follow that person they could
not displace or replace as leader.

Though they would have spent
decades on the political frontline,
it will seem that their contribu-
tions in those years were
mediocre compared to the out-
standing job they did trying to
put down that political competitor
they could not defeat.

The contribution of these
politicians cannot be denied. Yet,
it may be near impossible to recall
those contributions given the
much more memorable job they
do hating on certain political per-
sonalities. That is sad.

Hatred is a poor character trait
in anyone. It is especially poor in
those who say they are leaders.
Hatred is responsible for many
of our greatest inhumanities to
each other. Murder, rape and
racism all result from hatred. It
seems rather odd that people who
say they fight against these
wrongs turn around and practise
the very thing that breeds them.

THE ROOT OF HATRED

| he root of all hatred is

an inflated ego. That is,
people who are overly concerned
about their own interests and
needs are vulnerable to hatred.
They simply disregard the views,
interests and gains of others to
pursue their own.

Even people who pretend that
what they are doing is a matter of
community or national interest
are only self-deceived if they are
motivated by hatred. Ego is a me-
ism that makes personal desires
’ the driving force behind what one
does.

Ego makes a man blame others
for his lack of success. Take the

ler





cedes-Benz
Teeter your new C-Class
_§-passenger luxury
sedan filled with elegance. The powerful
‘C-Class is a prestigious high performance
vehicle that's stylish, comfortable and

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9



ZHIVARG

fellow who runs for leadership tn
a democratic process and fails.
Rather than accept that not
enough people wanted him to
lead them, he turns to the one
they did elect and condemns him
as until.

The truth is that his ego was
crushed by his loss. He was
embarrassed by being rejected by
the majority of those who voted.
Rather than accept this as part of
the process, he tends to hate him-
self in a sense because his ambi-
tion was denied by the free choice
of the many. ;

‘Yo cure his self-hatred and
restore his sense of self-worth, he
must often find it necessary to
put down the one to whom he
lost. By putting down another and
making him no good, he is lifted
up and becomes good in his own
mind.

Of course, the hater cannot see
this. He sees himself as acting as a
normal person, especially when
he is surrounded by a band of
merry-men cheering him on,

HATE IS HATE NO MATTER
HOW IT IS DRESSED

NX

S ometimes, the ego-driven
hater will say that he does
not hate anyone at all. He will
say that he simply does not
believe that he is the person so
many others think he is. The truth
is, though, that he is a hater; his
venomous and injurious words
prove that he is. His obsession
over years with demonising that
individual both privately and pub-
licly contirms his hatred. His cal-
lous disregard for that individual

confirms his hatred.

It docs not matter if you smile
with someone when you see
them; you can still hate them. In
fact, many condemn those they
hate with good gestures.

Remember Judas’s kiss? It
does not matter if you admire cer-
tain qualities in a person; you can
still hate them. Indeed, jealousy
of a man’s gift leads many to hate
such a man. Just saying that you
don t late someone does not
mean you don’t hate them.

The truth is, many haters know
how petty, small-minded and

TALK

O RAR aainise

wicked it is so they are ashamed
to admit to it.

The true sign that one hates is
what one does. Miriam-Webster’s
dictionary defines hatred as “prej-
udiced hostility or animosity”.
The Catholic Encyclopedia online
makes the following, point about
hatred: “Hatred in general is a
vehement aversion entertained
by one person for another, or for
something more or less identified
with that other. Theologians com-
monly mention two distinct
species of this passion. One (odi-
um abominations, or loathing) is
that in which the intense dislike is
concentrated primarily on the
qualities or attributes of a per-
son, and only secondarily, and as
it were derivatively, upon the per-
son himself. The second sort (odi-
um inimicitiae, or hostility) aims
directly at the person, indulges a
propensity to see what is evil and
unlovable in him, feels a fierce
satisfaction at anything tending
to his discredit, and is keenly
desirous that his lot may be an
unmixedly hard one, either in
general or in this or that speci-
fied way.”



HATRED DOES NOT HELP
OUR NATION

Hatred will not serve the noble
ends of our nation. Those who
hate and who push it are not
going to help our national cause.
Whether that hatred is channelled
toward people of a certain skin
colour, political persuasion, eth-
nicity or personality, it will harm
us as a people and not help us.

Those who become better
known for appearing to hate
another than for contributing to
the national cause do great harm
to their legacy. Perhaps they can
heal their own hurt by repenting
and choosing the path of love.

It was Martin Luther King Jr
who said: “Hatred paralyses life;
love releases tt. Hatred confuses
life; love harmonises it. Hatred
darkens lite: love illuminates it.”

It is only too late to repent of

hate and turn to love when death
frowns on us. This means ‘that
now ts a good time for the haters
to repent.

Salar
out of winter into

remarkably safe.





>



Exclusive authorized Dealer in The Bahamas for Mercedes-Benz.



64



TYREFLE* STAR MOTORS



ante



Tel: 325-4961 © Fax: 323-4667 * Wulff Road

—



NATIT HT RAEN TN



HL MOTTTTENTE ATER OTT ROPE IIY PETE





CHRISTIE AND
INGRAHAM

|: is hard to accept Prime
Minister Perry Christie’s
harsh and often offensive descrip-
tions of Hubert Ingraham these
days. Mr Christie and Mr Ingra-
ham were law partners and
friends for years upon years.

If Mr Christie believes what he
has recently been saying about
Mr Ingraham, then how did he
manage to stay friends and law
partners with him for so long?
How is it that he could have kept
company with such a man?

Indeed, how is it that the late
Sir Lynden Pindling regarded Mr
Ingraham so highly, even to the
extent of calling him his favourite
son? Something is not right, not
with the letter or spirit of Mr
Christie’s recent talk about Mr
Ingraham.

Perhaps the truth is that des-
peration has caused Mr Christie
to turn wickedly on his friend.
Perhaps, Mr Ingraham is now see-
ing that he had more an associate
than a friend. You see, Mr Ingra-
ham attacks Mr Christie’s per-
formance but Mr Christie attacks
Mr Ingraham’s person.

In a way, the story of these two
men is quite ironic. Mr Christie is
regarded as the gentle leader who
cares about people, yet he spits
out great venom against Mr
Ingraham. On the other hand, Mr
Ingraham is regarded as the
strong leader, yet he does not spit
out venom against Mr Christie.

This irony, however, spreads
wide, for many men who are
mounting platforms against Mr
Ingraham these days are mean-
spirited bruisers. Yet, Mr Ingra-
ham says nothing about them and
leaves them as though they are



saints whose closets have only
clean linen. I support this way; it
is the way of Christ. It is better to
leave the haters to their own
devices. They always wreck them-
selves.

Expressions Boutique
New Arrivals

Rosetta & Montgomery Sts.
Tel: 356-4588



THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

GG ate and mistrust
are the children of
blindness.” Sir

William Watson




The Value In An

International Network:

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

H By JESSICA ROBERTSON

WM RICHARD Sawyer, Realtor
Oceanfront homes, quaint

eachside cottages, luxurious
condos and vacant land dotted
all over The Bahama island
chain are being featured in
some of the world’s most
prominent newspapers and
magazines, offering a new
realm of qualified buyers an
opportunity to discover what
the Bahamas has to offer.
Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty offers
its clients access to an
incredible array of marketing
opportunities as well as
valuable tools unique to the



eight properties for sale: with >

a group out of the United
Kingdom who disclosed that
the Sotheby’s brand gave them
the ultimate comfort to list their
property with me. This brand
coupled with the reputation of
Damianos Realty has resulted
in a local company with
an international network _ that
is unmatched by any other in
the Bahamas,” he says.

Another Nassau-based
agent recently received a
referral from a Sotheby's
associate in New York and
sold a $3.5 million dollar
home in Exuma.

Top Producing estate agent
Mark Hussey, who joined the
company around the time the
association with Sotheby’s
was being cemented, says the
Sotheby’s brand definitely

sells itself.
“When I’m dealing

with a potential buyer who
has had exposure to the
Sotheby’s brand, there is an
almost instant comfort level
established even if this is their
first time here,” he says, “first

:publications
“Preview”

including
- the —Sotheby’s
Auction House Magazine, and
“Reside” the newest addition
to the Sotheby’s International
Realty network.
These magazines are
circulated worldwide and
the in-house publications are
prominently featured in every
one of the 126 offices in 17
countries worldwide.
-Bahamian properties are
alsomarketed onthe Damianos
Sotheby’s International Realty
website (www.SIRbahamas.
com) and the Sotheby’s
International Realty website
(www.SothebysRealty.com)
which in the fourth quarter of
2006 recorded 177,891 unique
visitors each month. Each
property on the site is viewed
an average of 346 times.
Because of the heightened
interest in The Bahamas and
the tremendous increase in
Damianos Sotheby’s business,
the company is always on
the lookout for additional
qualified agents.

“Inclusion in the vast global network has afforded
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty greater access
and exposure in the neighbouring United States as well as
in the United Kingdom and European market.”

company. These — include
international print advertising,
glossy brochures, affiliation
with a world renowned brand
and access to the extensive
Sotheby’s network.

2006 ‘Top Producer
Richard Sawyer, who_ first
Joined Damianos Realty nine
years ago, says the Sotheby’s
connection has done wonders
for his clients and for him as
an agent.

“have secured a number
of new listings based purely on
the strength of the Sotheby’s
Brand. | just recently listed

of all they know that they can
trust me as a realtor, and they
know, because of what they.
have come to expect from
Sotheby’s that the properties
I'm showing them are right on
target.”

Bahamian homes _ listed
with Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty — are
marketed in The Wall Street
Journal, The Robb Report,
Luxury Real Estate Magazine,
Unique Homes and the duPont
Registry as well as in an
impressive lineup of Sotheby’s



“We are certainly interested
in employing — additional
agents to complement. our
seasoned professional team.
With our solid background
in the Bahamian real estate
market since 1945 and our
affiliation with Sotheby's
International Realty, we have
a lot to offer,” says Damianos
Sotheby's International
Realty Director of Operations
Maxine Hussey.

Damianos Sotheby’s has
offices in Nassau, Lytord
Cay, Abaco and Eleuthera
with associates in Exuma and
Grand Bahama. They market
properties of all sizes and
value located throughout The
Bahamas. Their qualified team
boasts over one hundred and
thirty five years of combined
experience, and regularly goes
the extra mile when it comes
to customer service.

For more information log
on to www.SIRbahamas.com.
PAGE 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



oastal awareness volunteers clear u
1,500 pounds of trash in South Beach |

MORE than 100 local volun-
teers turned out to participate in
the Coastal Awareness Day

beach clean-up as part of

Coastal Awareness Month in
the Bahamas.

The volunteers teamed-up at
South Beach to clear the coast
of an overwhelming amount of

NEW, ARR

kids sanda

trash.

The Girl Guides held their
own clean up at Long Wharf
beach across from their head-
quarters.

Sponsors of the event include
the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services, who
donated trucks and containers,

wt

ALS
S

@

Madeira Shopping Plaza ¢ 328-0703
Marathon Mall ¢ 393-6113
RND Plaza, Freeport ¢ 351-3274







FP556



the Caribbean Bottling Com-
pany which donated all drinks
for volunteers, the Kiwanis
Club of Cable Beach and Dol-
phin Encounters.

“We all know that trash is
having a negative affect on our
country impacting our social
and economic well-being,” said
Earlston McPhee director of
sustainable development for the
Ministry of Tourism and chair-
man of the Coastal Awareness
Committee. “During Coastal
Awareness Month we are hold-
ing a number of events — such as
the beach clean up — to educate
the public and to offer real solu-
tions to people that collectively
will help us as a developing
country and as a tourist desti-
nation.”

The committee, a group of
stakeholders from the private
and public sectors with an inter-
est in promoting the sustainable
development of the Bahamas,
hosted the clean-up as part of
their month-long activities
designed to educate the public
about the importance of pre-
serving Our coast.

After hours cleaning up the
beach, volunteers sorted their
refuse by type and wrote down
their findings on detailed data
cards.

These data cards will be sub-
mitted to the Ocean Conser-
vancy and the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust by Dolphin Encounters
— Project BEACH to help them
continue to track common types
of litter and try to prevent these
items from ending up on our
beaches in the future.

“The results of the clean-up
are tremendous,” said Sophia
Smith, a member of the Edu-
cation Department at Dolphin
Encounters. “In four hours we
collected 5,553 items of debris,
cleaned one and a quarter miles
of beach, filled 50 trash bags
and collected a total of 1,500
pounds of trash.”

Volunteers worked hard to
remove the trash and com-
mented on what they found lit-
tered throughout the lush man-
groves found in the South
Beach area.

“People should really respect
the mangrove areas and not
trash them,” said Andre Coop-
er, a student of the College of
the Bahamas, whose biogenetics

teacher Lionel Johnson encour-

aged his students to participate
in the clean-up. “Mangroves act
as hurricane buffers to our
coast, they filter our water, and
act as a nursery to many marine
animals. They serve an impor-
tant purpose.”

Portia Sweeting, education
officer of the Ministry of Edu-
cation, Science and Technology,
who helped organise the clean
up, also saw the student’s par-
ticipation as a tremendous
learning opportunity. “All the
values and skills we like to instill
in our students we cannot
always teach in a formal class-
room setting. Being outside in

this environment, the students
see the mangroves and learn
about why we need to protect
them. This was not just a clean
up but an opportunity to teach
everyone involved why we need
to preserve our coasts.

“Kiwanis is a global service
organisation committed to help-
ing the community,” said Rudy
Cornish, chairperson of the
community service committee
for the Kiwanis Club of Cable
Beach. “We had plans for a
beach clean-up later in the year
and decided to join forces with
the Coastal Awareness Com-
mittee to participate in the
South Beach clean-up. This was
an important task and we were
happy to be a part of preserving
our coasts.”

April has been officially pro-
claimed Coastal Awareness
Month in the Bahamas by the
prime minister and the com-
mittee has month-long activi-
ties planned that the public are
invited and encouraged to
attend.

There are five main threats
that affect coastlines: pollution,
invasive species, climate change,
overfishing and habitat destruc-
tion. The committee will focus
on pollution as a theme for this
year’s campaign, as it is one of
the biggest problems that
threaten the Bahamian coasts.

The committee will also host,
in collaboration with its part-
ners both in the public and pri-
vate sectors:

e a harbour clean-up on Sat-
urday, April 28 from 8am to
2pm; the public is invited to
attend

¢ an educational marine exhi-
bition at the Marathon Mall
trom Monday, April 23 through
Friday, April 27 at the Mall of
Marathon

e a national school science
competition on Thursday, April
26 at 2pm at the Mall of
Marathon

e field trips for students to
Dolphin Encounters on Blue
Lagoon Island and Dive Stuart
Cove

There will also be a National
Church Service on Sunday,
April 29 at Coral Harbour
Beach, at 10.30am. The com-
mittee said all are welcome.

As this is a national initiative,
beach clean-ups and other
coastal awareness activities are
planned for the islands of Aba-
co, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera,
Exuma and San Salvador.

“Al beneficiaries of the
tourism industry must take an
interest and active role in con-
serving the resources of this
vital industry, particularly in
growing small island develop:
ing states like the Bahamas,”
said Mr McPhee. “As we
depend on the tourism indus-
try for approximately 75 cents
of each dollar in earned foreign
exchange, the economic sustain
ability of the Bahamas hinges
on our ability to maintain the
natural beauty of these islands

Excellent Job Opportunity

4

f

eS

see

a

ay



@ MORE than 100 volunteers spanned over a mile to clean up! =
South Beach during the Coastal Awareness Beach Clean Up “v



a CLEARING Mangroves. Cnfortuastely; a ween eal of ey
trash was caught in the large mangrove area of South Beach.
Mangroves act as barriers during hurricanes, are a nursery for "
marine life and act as a filter for water.



H EDISON Deleveaux of the Department of Marine Resources
and students work together to clear debris from South Beach



@ DR Redding of the College of the Bahamas (left) records the
data of each item collected by Earlston McPhee of the Ministry
of Tourism and student during the Coastal Awareness Beach
Clean Up at South Beach. The data is then send to the Ocean
Conservancy which tracks worldwide pollution. '

Junior Graphic Designer

We are secking an individual with the
ability to think creatively in a fast-paced,
team oriented environment.
The candidate must possess a keen sense of

design combined with an ability to handle

multiple print-based projects with guidance. :
Plus Group of Companies is an established “
Bahamian owned group that is growing &
continuing to build it’s team of professionals
in various areas.

We offer a competitive salary & benefits
package as well as ongoing professional
training & development.

Skills Required:

¢ Working knowledge in Adobe Photoshop”,

Are you passionate about CS2 and iCrazy for iMac?
Do you have a sense for AWESOME design and strong alignment?

If we've piqued your interest, Let’s Talk!

(R)

Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®,

Adobe Acrobat®, QuarkXpress®,

Freehand MX®, Microsoft Office® & Mac OS X

A strong work ethic with a high attention to detail
A desire to improve & open to learning new skills
¢ A well organised, neat person with an exceptional
administrative ability

¢ A punctual & efficient dmekeeper

¢ An enthusiastic team player able to work with
many different departments






FURNITURE

x vo Mecano

rt
2

Limited



Furniture + ° » Appliances « ° Electronics

Please submit your application and a sample fra
your portfolio by Mail to:
Director of Human Resources
The Plus-Group
P.O. Box N713
Nassau, Bahamas

or eMail:
We thank all applicants, however only those selected
for an interview will be contacted.

jobs@theplusgrp.com


THE TRIBUNE

Silence
‘FROM page one

the Bahamas is required — under the terms
of the Inter-American Democratic Char-
ter — to hold “free and fair elections”, and
may seek advisory services or assistance
from the OAS to strengthen their clec-
toral institutions and processes,
Similarly, a representative from the
United Nations told The Tribune that if
the UNi is called upon, “the assistance will
be given”, however only with consent of
‘the member state”.
'. “Unless this request comes, the UN
cannot dispatch a group because that
*would encroach on the sovereignty of the
.Member state,” he said.
2 » However, other international agencies
“said they are taking note of the May 2
ction and are documenting reports of
sie money, and goods being exchanged
(fr promised votes in favour of the gov-
‘efning PLP party.
; ® However, to some in favour of
: “encouraging voters” to one side or the
‘other, the practice of issuing $200, $300,
‘or $400 per vote is something that is not
s“qutside of the norm”.
~“~Under the Bahamas Parliamentary
Elections Act, persons found guilty of
offering or receiving gifts for votes can
an a maximum of two years in prison, a
000 fine (or both), or even be banned
%6m taking part in any other elections for
Ven years as voter or Member of Parlia-
nt.
' te And the Corruption Online Research
*and Information System (CORBIS) calls
wthe direct bribing of voters by politicians
of the most blatant manifestations of
ipeaitical corruption that exists.
¥\‘The practice — proscribed by most
papal legislations — is fueled by money
atha

at is not properly accounted for at best,
;from criminal sources at worst,” the
CORBIS website reads.
.“ Yesterday the Parliamentary Commis-
toner reissued a public notice reminding
“persons that no one shall be allowed to
‘garry any recording device into any
premises where balloting is being con-
ducted. This includes cell phones, cameras
or other photographic equipment.
The statement said that this would con-
. stitute an offence under the Parliamen-
itary Election Act, chapter seven.
‘Parliamentary Registrar Mr Bethel said
,that despite seeing the press reports of
‘allegations of cash being given out for
‘votes in Grand Bahama, and jobs in New
‘Providence — both in exchange for votes
wfor the PLP — no allegations have been
emade to him directly.
te -*He said that if such claims are brought
.to. him, he will turn them over to police.
~ The opposition FNM has said it intends
to make a formal police complaint about
the allegations in Grand Bahama, and
“earlier this week Police Commissioner
*Paul Farquharson said that all allegations
‘af election corruption should be brought
rea the attention of his officers.

Pa






x)

%Fa%

#84 aX









F & Woodward’s Gripe © )
« Water \
Charmin 0 with
Giant Roll, 10 % Off i fave. |
Flex Hair Products, =. be
Mitchum & | .



FROM page one

Christian Council on Tuesday.

Having served as the council’s vice president for
three years, he suceeeds the Rey Dr William ‘Thomp-
son, who could not offer for re-election,
having served the maximum term ol three consecutive
years.

The election of Bishop Humes, national overseer of

the Church of God in the Bahamas, has ended the
domination of the council’s presidency by Baptist
clergymen.

The succession of Baptist presidents included Bish-
op Simeon Hall, Bishop Samucl Greene and Dr
Thompson.

Bishop Humes is the first Pentecostal president
since Bishop Albert Hepburn in the carly 1990s.

The annual general mecting on Tuesday, held at the
Bahatnas Baptist Convention headquarters on Baillou
Hill Road, had a 100 per cent representation, accord-

“LOCAL NEWS

Christian Council

ing to Rev Dr CB Moss, adoinistrative assistant to
the president.

Following his election, Bishop [fumes said his agen-
da will include efforts to unite the churches in the
Bahamas.

“We have a lolol these fragmented churches, with
different personalities,” he stated. “f think we have to
vo back to the whole fundamental reason for the
chuseh, which is to lift up and exhort Jesus Christ.’

Bishop Humes added that personalities “should
not play any part in denomination,

“Everything is based around the group’s trust in an
individual as leader. It also brings more accountabil-
ity in the church. The church has to become effective
in this nation.”

Bishop Humes alluded to the massive support polit-
ical leaders can command during general election

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11




church leaders get up and speak you wonder where
the loyalty of the people are.

“Also, we need to see the church’s leadership being
the moral gatekeepers for this country. We ought nol
to blame the escalation of violent crimes in this cou
try on the government, it is a sin problem.

“That should not be an issue for the politicians,
but rather it should be an issue for the church’s lead-

ership because sin’s stronghold is the power the dev-

il has over our country.

“Our young people are not coming to church in
the manner they should be coming to church. Yes. we
have a godly group coming in, but the young people
are not coming in the manner they should be coming
to worship. We are saddened that our Sunday schools
and our Sabbath schools are dwindling in number.
The impact of the church is not being felt in the inner
city.” ;
Bishop Humes believes the reason young people fi F
not attending church in droves is the economic si!

10% Off

Cuprofen, Earex, Meltus,
Merocaine, Meroceis,
Paramol, Ralgex, Syndol

Almay Deodorant

10% Off

Dr Miracle’s

10% Off

Palmer’s

campaigns, pointing out that by contrast, “when the

Aeroplane disappears

FROM page one

"If someone can get on the ramp and
move an airplane without anybody
being able to explain it, all of the con-
cerns that we've had with respect to
terrorism all of the concerns that our
neighbours have had with respect to
terrorism, raise their ugly head," said
Mr Bannister.

The Bahamas’ proximity to dhe US
makes the issue all the more alarming,
he added.

FNM candidate for North Andros,
Shandrice Rolle, is one of the principals
at Western Air.

Mr Bannister also FNM party
chairman — said that over and above
speculation about any possible political
motivation, his, and Western Air's,
major concern is the “safety implica
tions for Bahamians, about the safety of
our airports and the safety ol our skies”.

The lawyer said that those with statu-

tory authority for security at the air"

port must be held to account for the
lapse.

He said: "It is incoiceivable that a
large commercial airplane can disap-
pear from the Nassau International Air-

port without any trace or explanation,
particularly as access to the ramps ts
supposed to be strictly controlled. and
there is supposed to be 24 hour sur-
veillance (at the airport)."

"Our chents are therefore mystified
that this can happen in 2007."

Despite officials agreeing that with
the amount of fuel the plane contained
at the time of take-off the aircralt
would have been required to touch
ground again at some point yesterday,
at press ime no reports of the plane's
whereabouts were forthcoming.

Meanwhile, it is not known what
action, if any, the security officer who
heard the engine start at 1.13am took to
check whether the aircraft! was sched:
uled to fly at that time.

One inside source at the airport stat-
ed that he had concerns about security
procedure — particularly in view of the
fact that a number of planes have been
stolen from the airport in recent years.

"There seems to be a disconnect
between security and the control tower
to say whether the guy is operating
legally or illegally.

"There has to be some procedure
where security should be able to call
air traffic and say I can hear this plane

Arraigned in court

FROM page one

Mckenzie and of causing harm to Mckenzie on Wednesday, April 18.
Magistrate Gomez told Durham that he would not be granted bail because
of the ‘kidnapping charge against him. The case was adjourned to July 3 and

transferred to Court 10, Nassau Street.

A hostage situation unfolded in the Yamacraw Hill community Tuesday
morning forcing dozens of arnied police officers to block off several hundred
metres of Yamacraw Road. Initial reports indicated that a woman and child
were being held in a residence at gunpoint by a man.

Pine-Sol Liquid
A480z
Including New Scent:
Mountain Energy



Huggies
Baby Shapes |
dumbo




. doy Liquid
Country
» Lemon 380z

$3.39



























inet





York, Toronto, Cayman Islands,

administration to over

* a team plaver,

brbahamas(@citco.com You can find more

starting up, is it OK to leave? There
has to be a connection," said the source,

The insider suggested that there
needs to be an overhaul of security,
particularly as it relates to procedure

‘in incidences such as yesterday morn-

mig.

Ruth Bowe Darville, managing part-
ner at Desmond Bannister's law part-
nership. lold the press yesterday that
she had acted-on behalf of a man only
fast year whose plane — although

smaller than the Western Air stolen |

yesterday —— disappeared under "very
similar circumstances."

Chis plane was later located in
Jamaica,

On behalf of Western Air. Mr Ban-
nister said he wished to advise members
of the travelling public that the com-
pany is doing everything it can to min-
imise delays, however, several flights
were set back yesterday morning.

When contacted yesterday afternoon
about the plane's suspicious leave of
absence. US embassy authorities
said that they had not been made
aware.

However, Greg Floyd, political and
economic officer. said that in light of
the information that had reached them,
the embassy would alert the Federal
Aviation Authorities, and the Trans-
port Security Administration, and
would wish to assure Government that
they will do everything they can to
USSISL,

Attempts to contact minister
of Transport and Aviation, Glenys
Hlanna-Martin, were unsuccessful yes-
terday.

Permanent secretary Archie Nairn
asked The Tribune to contact general
manager of the Airport Authority for
comment on the issue, however, the
general manager Was in a meeting, and
did not return messages up to press
ume.

Ee

Citco Fund Services is a division of the Citeco Group of Companies and 1s
the largest independent administrator of Hedge Funds in the world with
offices in Curacao, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, Miami, New
the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas.
Bermuda. San Fri ancisco and Sydney. The division provides full service
2.000 Hedge Funds for. multinational banks and
international Investment “Managers, ‘totaling over $420 billion in net assets.



As part of our coutinued expansion in our office in the Bahamas, we are
looking fora number of motivated and pro-active

(Senior) Investor Relations Administrators

who are capable of providing excellent customer service, in an international!
and dynamic environment, for our clients who consist of shareholders and
international investment managers within those Hedge Funds. The Investor
Relations Administrator is the main contact for the shareholder, i investor,
investment managers, advisors, and third parties, as appropriate.

|
Your most important tasks and responsibilities are:
* perform shareholder record keeping and report shareholder information
to the appropriate parties
© maintain contact with shareholders/investors, investment managers,
banks and brokers
° supervise and guide the Assistant Investor Relations Administrators
¢ handle payment transactions
© liaise with clients and other Citco offices, to ensure that client needs are

© a bachelors degree in administration, economics or business related area
* affinity wih figures
able to cope with individual responsibilities

* ability fo multi-task and operate ina fast-paced working env ironment
* highly accurate with outstanding communication skills

ew orking experience in the financial area is an advantage

We offer you: a challenging job in a rapidly expanding international company,
with an informal company culture. You will have the opportunity to bros iden
your knowledge with excelent prospects for a further international carce

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Curriculum Vitae
and covering letter via c-mail at ihe latest on May 4, 2007 to: Citco Fund
Services (Bahamas) Ltd., att. Managing Director, Human Resources Manager:
information about our

|
|
I
|
|
The suceessful candidate should meet the following criteria:
|

organization, ou our website: www.citco.com







cesses are being realised in today’s Bahamas.

— Court hearing
" set for June
FROM page one

was a good day for me i
court.”

When asked when he would
be taking his daughter, Dan-
nielynn, out of the country he
replied, “Pretty soon.’

Birkhead said yesterday that
a passport and a name change
on his daughter’s birth certilt:
cate are all “in the works.” Birk+
head stopped to pose for pic-
tures with several onlooker3
before leaving in a black Cadil-
lac jeep.

Howard K Stern noted that
all parties had been asked not 19
speak about the court proceed:
ings.

“T can say that I'm hinciat
with today’s results. ‘The whold
process has been very difficult.’
he said.

The custody hearing was
adjourned to June 8. Although
local attorneys as well as parz
ties involved in the matter
appear tightlipped on all court
proceedings, just hours after
yesterday’s hearing tabloid web4
site TMZ.com reported that
“sources” claimed that Birk:
head had been granted permis-
sion by the court to take his
daughter out of the Bahamas
with the stipulation that he have
her back in the country for the
custody hearing in June.

Smith gave birth to Dan-
nielynn at Doctor’s Hospital in
September, days before her 20-
year-old son, Daniel. died at her
bedside. Smith herself died in
Florida in February at the ag-
39.









PAGE 12, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Moss walks away

FOR the ninth consecutive
year, Phillip Moss walked his
way to victory in the Atlantic
Medical Insurance Limited
annual’ Fun Walk while BT'C
Bahamas showed the true
meaning of corporate power by
winning the coveted group
award with over 200 hundred

employees participating in the
event.

Around 2,000 early birds
flocked to Montagu Beach tor
the highly anticipated walk,
which began at 6.15am on Sat-
urday April 21.

Walkers followed the route
from Montagu Beach heading

west on Shirley Street and turn-
ing north on Church Street over
the new Paradise Island Bridge.

The large group then made
their way east of the bridge to
the Paradise Island Golf Course
before heading back their start-
ing point via the old Paradise
Island Bridge.















daar

ws







P

cS inthday

on your

Birthda

From your loving
family and friends.



Said Darren Bastian, senior
account executive at Atlantic
Medical: “We are pleased that
the public has once again sup-
ported our event is such over-
whelming numbers. Last year
over 2,000 people registered
and this year we are right at the
2,000 mark in participation.

“This ts evidence that the
Bahamian public believes in
what we are doing and are con-
cerned about the health of our
nation. Events such as this are
also important to the govern-
ment’s health and wellness ini-
tiative and we encourage our
people to live healthy and exer-
cise regularly.

“We must keep in mind that
the health of a nation is the
wealth of a nation and our
future depends on tt. Healthy
living should be a national effort










Bank
N Financing
be" Available
is on the

RZ ; pret
LY if \ S



Geer

Wy anon ergs vy AN pg eS irene end MMA NM AMHR OAS RRNA NRHA RM RRREMACONAR GER:



erbossdvesnereennenvnre syevoeny Anbeatesanytennvenninta

and a healthy nation is impor-
tant as we develop as a coun-
try,” he said.

Last year almost $40,000 was
donated to the Cancer Society
of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Diabetic Association.

Once again this year, the
funds from the walk in both
Nassau and Freeport will be
donated to these charities.

“We believe in these chari-
ties and realise that is impor-
tant for us to raise the level of
awareness on diseases such as
cancer and diabetes,” said Mr

’ Bastian.

The main objective of the
walk is to encourage and cre-
ate an increased awareness of
healthy living.

“It is our hope that this event
encourages the public at large to
‘walk the walk’ on a regular

een
CTR











vith ninth win

basis and consider healthy living
as an investment worth it. On
behalf of our team at Atlantic
we say thanks Bahamas and we
encourage you all to participate
in the upcoming Walk in
Freeport — May 19, 2007.”

Here are the results of the
walk:

e 15 and under male

1) Demitri Forbes

2) Edwin Balfour

3) Don Davis Jr.

e 15 and under male
1) Robyn Sealey

2) Whitney Smith
3) Christina Chea

° 16 to 25 male

1) Dijonnaise Brown
2) Devard Stubbs

3) Devardo Stubbs

Insurance
Available
on the
Spot

150,Vehicles
Oa

DM

New Shipments |

Arriving

Weekly

Prices includes: Licensing. Inspection, Plates, Mats, Full tank of gas. full service
Pre-Delivery Inspection, Full Detail In & Out. and Warranty.

Located: Thompson Blvd

881/2 Open:Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-5:00p.












. 8 ©

é

s 2



es",

a

>


%

4

~*%& @v «
eae

“a

eee @
THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 13

at Atlantic Medical’s annual fun run

+)



tonique Minnis
Blackberry — Aaron Chea

° 16 to 25 female

1) tsa Smith if
2) Krista Sheerman enwepinneseteencn
3 Be ‘a Brown : peas
sal init RIU Hotel Otanique Rolle ...

e 26 to 35 male

1) Jason Wiliams

2) Domingo Duncan
3) Anthony Simon

e Weekend stay at the Wyn-
dham
Bryinda Carroll

e Executive physical at Bap-
tist Hospital
Mavis Pratt

' ¢ 26 to 35 female
1) Phillipa Willie
2) Latasha Miller

a e Crystal vase (to the oldest

person to participate)

Robert Elliott (77 year old
retiree of BTC)

e 46 to 59 male

1) Phillip Moss (overall
winnner)

2) Winston Ferguson





3) Michael Trotman . = se e Crystal vase for the first
PHILIP Moss does it for the 9th year in succession. Winston H AROUND 2000 people turned out to take part in the walk person to register for the walk
e 46 to 59 female Ferguson, Phillip Moss and Michael Trotman are presented with Kate Mills
1) Lorraine Simms their trophies by Terry Fountain of the Cancer Society of the 1) Cornell Hall ee me ;
2) Joan Pinder Bahamas 2) Samuel Cleare ~ ¢ Bahamas Telecommunica- 7 Life time membership to
3) Kay Bastian 3) Marsha Major tions Company Bally's Gym a
: , ‘ : Silver Razr phone — Peter Ruth Maycock Williams
° 60 and over male ¢ 60 and over female Prize drawing winners ° Mystical Fitness Gym — 1 Mitchell
1) Gary Brathwaite 1) Anne Cook a ._ month membership: Pink L6 phone — Shirley Smith ¢ Caribbean Cruise
2) Eric Seymour , 2) Dorothy Been ° Three month membership Tanya Astwood Chocolate Phone 2 Chan- Anne Cooke
3) Eric Gibson 3) Curlene Gibson to Body Zone:







Cm \
< BODY
WAS.
oO : ;
O wernt NATURAL . VITA L N _ S R « ght SIF
CS sousre RE BST i is S | [Rooney
COAT see . . {Sse =)

{

ag]

ode BROT e CHES
® ceo ce

eet



carries a variety of

Special Occasion Dresses

Maybe There’s One For You!

Mackey Street ¢ Telephone: 393-0744
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Available throughout The Bahamas.
Distributed by Lowe's Wholesale * Soldier Road * 393-7111 © Fax: 393-0440

WE PUTA
NEW BATHTUB
OVER YOUR

OLD ONE”

The Affordable Solution "a | U ie 0
to Worn-Out Bathtubs ae il aaa

. * Bathtub Liners are designed to fit over worn-out bathtubs ;
*Wall Surrounds to cover existing bath walls: In simulated Tile and Marble

* Shower Base Liners to go over existing Shower bases

* Cultured Marble Vanity Tops and Sinks
* Great Shower Door selection 3

* Quality Faucets, All-Wood Vanities
www.rebathbahamas.com

E*BATH BAHAMAS

Open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
By Appointment Saturday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Telephone a
(242) 393-8501 “Authorized Dealer” |

Visit our Showroom & Office located at the Red Carpet Inn, East Bay Street



You are welcome to worship the Lord with us and grow with us at NO REFUNDS
wie. as é NO EXCHANGES
Back Door
Neto Lite Christian Center NADER main

An Apostolic Church ) SHOPPING
Ke PLAZA STORE

P.O. Box N-8852 * Phone: 324-5493 ; !
New Life Prince Charles Drive (Second Building New Lif ONLY!
; . oa Sy ‘ ew Life
‘hristian Center! of St. Augustine s College entrance) Sb teaser pias pand
Christian Center E-mail: newlife@batelnet.bs Christian Center 0,

TIMES OF MINISTRY

Saturday Morning
10am - School of Ministry
Series:

Healing through Deliverance

Saturday Morning
Iam - Sabbath Service
Series
The Ministry of Reconciliation

Sunday Morning
lTam - Apostolic Hour
Series:

Spiritual Warfare

piritual Warfare APOSTLE
Attend and experience the power of Almighty God S. DOUGLAS CLEARE


PAGE 14, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE . ,

DTT a ey lL a

— get a lesson on the Bahamas

Student interviewed
for 2007 election DVD |

DURING a presentation to
Garelle Hudson at St Paul’s
Methodist College on Friday,
Frank Penn thanked her for
agreeing to be interviewed by
“Qff Air” Television for the
2007 election DVD special.

He pointed out that her
involvement guaranteed her
a place in the country’s histo-
ry, as her remarks concerning
issues of importance to the
youth are connected to prob-
ably one of the most impor-
tant elections in Bahamian
history.

Some of the topics
addressed in the special are:
extending school hours to help
improve the national ‘D’
grade average, vehicular safe-
ty-and young drivers, public
profanity, the constitution and
anchor projects.

Mr Penn said a “Hidden
Cench” segment on the DVD
requires an extra click of the
remote control in order to
view it. As the menu opens,
Mr Hidden introduces himself
followed by the words “do to
others as you would have
them do to you”.

This, he said, is a timely
message considering the
alarming number of stabbings,
shootings and murders being
committed.

a FRANK PENN, "OFF AIR" Television Seances and





SSS

Garelle' Hudson, St Paul's Methodist College Student.

This first re-release features
clinical psychologist Dr Pamu-
la Mills tackling issues of self-
esteem, the “black crab” syn-
drome and cultural awareness.

“The DVD is packed with

colorful commentary on
national issues and also
includes a historic interview
with Father of the Nation the
late Sir Lyden Pindling,” Mr
Penn.

AMISTAD

4th Annual

MINI HISPANIC FAIR
Saturday, April 28, 2007
From 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

indigenousif

Bahamas Tourism Training Centre (COB)
Stead hs

Americate Tie] as

CONTRIBUTION
$100 Cin advance)

“MEXICAN (BINGO |
And much much mores

For Information call
302-4454,325-4463



Ogg. lye

Cees VIELAGe

cM ABRAL, MAH AMA orn






4









Ava 4 ke

wD ee eases

@o2 3 &

@ THE 11th Annual Bahamas Weather Conference was held at Kerzner International [£4J° ,'
last week, presented by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. While here in the Bahamas |.” *
the spouses of a few of the delegates decided they wanted to soak up a little more than |

sun, sand and sea. As a result, the spouses — who are all teachers in the United States — “at

decided to visit a local school, Queen’s College on Village Road. sate

The teachers were taken on a tour of the school and given some history on Queen’s Col- |: ) */*

lege, the oldest school in Nassau, established in 1890. They had a first hand look at the | eu

classrooms and interacted with the students. i\ sone!

The teachers all said they would love the move to the Bahamas and teach class on the |'s*~*.
&.

a
aS:

=
>
EY

beach, and that it is an investment worth looking into. \\

e
wR

2,
0%

P

e

2;
>
+



5%



a
&



Friends of the Nazareth Centre’
hosts annual fair and fun day

IN AN effort to increase
awareness about child
neglect and abuse inthe |.
Bahamas and in celebration
of Child Protection Month,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre hosted its fourth
annual fair and fun day to
aid the Nazareth Centre.
Starbucks Coffee partnered
with the Friends by donat-
ing purple wrist bands,
encouraging Bahamian par-
ents and guardians to “Love
thy Child” as is engraved on
the band. With the continu-
ing increase in child abuse
that has even led to death
for some children this year,
the Friends of the Nazareth
Centre said that they hope
their effort will send a clear
message to the community
to protect and provide for
the children in their care.
“Children are our gifts,”
said Gertie O’Brien, vice
president, of the Friends.
Pictured are James Moss,
Treasurer of the Friends of
the Nazareth Centre; Inga
Bowleg, Cotfee Cay Ltd;
Renaldo Adderley and
DeAngelo Lockhart of
Starbucks Marina Village;
Syrita Lightbourne of Star-
bucks Palmdale; Leonard
Sands, project manager of
Coffee Cay Ltd: Willie Mer-
izier, Starbucks Palmdale;
kneeling i is Arthur Sey-
mour, president of the
Friends of the Nazareth
Centre.

‘98 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Best offer
‘00 HYUNDAI ACCENT
‘00 HYUNDAI GALLOPER
‘01 HYUNDAI COUPE
‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Very low mileage, very clean

‘05 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Only 5,000 miles plus very clean

‘02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
‘03 SUZUKI BALENO

‘05 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

‘06 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
‘95 TOYOTA AVALON

QUALITY:

LIMITED
#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS

EAST SHIRLEY STREET « 322-3775 ¢ 325-3079 ; (Photo by
LOL? Sharell Ferguson)



Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals * Queen's Highway *





CABLE BEACH
®




CAVES VILLAGE

OLD FORT BAY ®@ NEW PROVIDENCE
@ AIRPORT

LYFORD CAY
e



or Information Call 327-1575
THE TRIBUNE | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2007, PAGE 15°





or a Change’?















‘ Upon taking office, an FNM Government will: 3
a A Make public all agreements with a
% international investors 3
if iY} Give regular public reports on the state 3
h of our country :
C Better enforce standards of conduct ia

for Ministers £

Require the Public Service to be more
oe responsive to your needs



IY Answer questions asked by the o
Opposition in the Parliament

weneercasee eee



4

SE
weg

aye
ae



wo

weeenarenwer ween te

p



5a Matter of TRUST

www.freenationalmovement.org



ROY

oe
PAGE 16, THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2007 | THE TRIBUNE **.

rt ages

niiinber Cf schools built in the
VEL me 1g

Isn't 1t time for a change?
A new FNM government will construct new schools

and school additions to meet the demand of communities
and prepare Bahamian children for the future.

M yh
Tygt ee
ag y :
i |
a
es |
j
i,
ey
J
? x *
_
f ‘ i
|
\ \ eh
f vil —
py i Hf HS i i a LAL iyi iy Hil Miia i Hy . 4 Pees 14 og fin) neo Sain
Hib Sata i SAU AL LES eMail SR RAS a i MU I ol i a a ae Ae dior Ba ask Oene ti! ; . boa ih .
Si ie i a a bi bia dia Matti Hida on LR LONE NCR a RON TTT me slash ai lta bill eal aS eal ait Mis baa a Nh ks ‘ i
‘
f ‘
L r ;
4 " § ; ; P a ! /
- A B , q f fy , \
i i ad . .
U rt ® .
nity . A E <
r
:
‘

, 2













Bhatt asirieet
abet Oe






a






%






y
2

si i








RE ee ate war oii ¥
aviator peahinberna a aa ade . "
Sh ser osama o Nira pecan oot \

TNR SRT Sw He

The Hon. Min. Bradley B. Roberts

. i A ph Re va i He Ay OPK

Minister of Works & Immigration

Thank you for your contribution to
The Bahamas Telecommunication Company Ltd. during



I)2 = (



ay 1,2

as Minister or
In 2002 Mr. Bradley Roberts: was appointed
Minister of Works & Utilities which also
included responsibility «for The Bahamas

Telecommunications Company Ltd.

During his tenure Minister Roberts had many

~ accomplishements including;

DSL .- DSL One-Line. internet. service
launched in New Providence and Grand
Bahama on July 29th and August jth respec-
tively, Within the first month of DSL begin
offered to the Bahamian Public more than S000
customers signed up.

Was

The New Look of BTC - In September, the
assets of BaTelCo were vested and the new
trading wame of the company became BTC,
Another milestone was achieved when the
islands of San Salvador, Inagua, Crooked
Island, Acklins and Mayaguana were provided
with cellular service for the tirst time, In addi-
tional to cellular services, an upgrade in equip-
ment-was received in-Andros, as a pole plait-
ing project was completed to accommodate
200 spairs of cable for additional lines and
improved wire line, services,

Wireless Fidelity - The year 2003 picked up
were 2002 left off.. With the advancement in
technology and the rapid raise in globalization,
Wireless Fidelity (WI-FI) was introduced to the
Bahamas, Free wireless internet access was
made available in airports in New Providence,
Grand Bahama, Abaco and b xuma,

Company Website www.btcbahamas.com. -
BYC also launched its new company website,
which allowed users te obtain information on
products and services, including online yellow and
white pages directory listings and bill viewing.

Connecting the Islands with DSL - With the
success of DSL in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, BTC took a bold step to offer all of
the Family of Islands the same products and
services that were available in New Providence
and Grand Bahama, With this goal in mind,
residents of Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay
and Mayagnana received high speed internet
access courtesy of BTC's DSE produce,

During the last quarter of 2003, BTC commit

_ ment tothe Family Islands continued as a new

CéntralTelegraph Office (CTO) and Exchange
Building was constructed ins Arthur's Town,

Cat Island. Ini additions a new microwave

“radio link was installed an Half Moon Cay, a

cruise ship destination and telephone lines in
The Bight was also expanded, therefore,
expanding the islands total revenue for the year
to $623,685.66,

GSM. Upgrade = To close out the year the Hert
phase of the multi-million dollar celhilar




Sere"



pebruae
Works & Utilities

upgrade project was being established for the
birth of what is now Know as GSM (Global
System for Mobile Communication).

GSM & Cyberworld - In 2004 BTC continued
at the forefront of technology in the Caribbean,
On Sunday February sth GSM was launched in
New Providence and Minister Roberts declared
the 13 month moratorium on cellular subserip:
tion in New Pravidence over, On Thursday

February jth pre opened its first retail outlet
Cyber World. The first quarter of 2004 ended
with BTC and ZNS making history, as: both
organizations co-produced the first live simul-
cast television call in talk show with a Jive audi-
ence members, The second quarter began with
a bang as the Prime Minister of the Bahamas
declared the 15 month moratorium on cellular
subscription over for the second city and Cyber
World along with GSM was launched in Grand
Bahama, With the increased popularity of
GSM, 15 cell cites were installed in Grand
Bahama and GSM roaming in Canada was
introduced, By the end of 2004, residents of
Grand Cay and Walkers’ Cay were benefiting
from workd class cellular service for the first
time ever
tomers on the brand new GSM Network and
GSM customers of BTC were able to roam in
more than 19 countries seamlessly.



Vhere were more than 70,000 cus

Increased Revenue - 2005 was no exception to
greatness for BTC, as revenue increased. by
71%,
to $34,3 million, With the commitment made
to its customers of offering quality service at an
affordable price, BTC reduced long distance
GSM cel

lular service was made accessible in Grand Cay

Net profit increased from $8.2. million

rates by 70% and 55% respectively

RTC contributed $7.6 to the Public Treasury

i

Che Bahamas and declared $8.5 mil

ton in aay

idends,

Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network
construction of a $60 million next generatior
fiber optic
Submarine International - BDSNi
BKDSNi cable extended through Abaco, Andros,
Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exu

Grand
Mayaguana, New Prove . Ragged Is
Run Cay and San Sal
this network will provic

network (Bah

mas



Inagua, Lone Isla

Bahama,

adar Once completes



ereater bandwidth

\
AL
anid facilitare services such as; high spe



net access, E-Commerce, EeGovernme

the expansion of GSM service, Also, BDSN

assists with the country’s National Disaster

Recovery Plan

Kesion Marketing « The year 2006 seemed

be moving at the speed of light, BTC stepp
ulp the pace and. became a more pubhe oriented
organizanon, BIC entered inta partnership

Vgreements with loeal Organizations both pri

ow

22, 2007






































Voice of the Customes

Voice Internet

id publicly





BTC began the

owned.

nas Fast Ferries and

rry wire fes§ harernet access

vir destination. Closing out
sTC -parthered w

Arawak Cay > Vendor

Reepiig. With is Cor

Hic BFC

YOC) Program.

launched its Voice

jRowhkh

iveled- throughout the

held town meeting s¢

Spegk CaNGdey about Ehe
es DLA TEES EQ PURDUE

Bahamas Electronic, VIBE
u Voite Over Intermet
1¢ launch of VIBE (Yeice
t PRIS “Service



national phont-via
r one flat low month



I-Connect & The Connect Prepaid Visa Card



Oduel



Bahamas

Le | h Bate
i quarter BAG launched itsrestrande

onnect} in partnership With

From The Board of Directors,

TaN ii

R CONNEC

RE
T1O

Executive Management and Staffef BIC



f : :
_ December 8, completing the underwater zing

TRS PAFtReESRIp Qiseg

eh af BTCS pow Pre-Paid i

wi hull

Blackberry - By the end of the ‘third quarter
BlackBerry was introduced to provide an eud-
always-on solution for organizations

professionals chat waat sappest far

-hased wireless email, yee aed data

to-end,

SRY MoU







ole device.



2S AM A SE





EZ Pay - EZ Pay a self management toel used

by customers to manage ther BFC accounts



mand experience the convenience of jper-
h tasks as wiewing and doxwnload-
relephone and DSL bills, sigaing-p for new

romeve service features and



Cyberworld in the Famaly IMands = By the cad:
of the. year Cyber Wonkds were a8 operation in

Abaco and Bunini, VERE 242 was fawnck which
alowed ysers to make domestic calls through-

lat Fate.

: pd ¢
Out the Hahamas fer One FH







BDSNi Toa ead
DSN] cable

year, the S60 million





+ po
WS CORMRSSIONE AD AANA EE
; S



rhat connect al! of che Wands of The Bahamas
to the World. As we come to the end of our
he holin, We leak back.on =
the all our achievements aad say thank roe
jnister Roberts, Thank you tor your. comane
ming te the advancement of, technology.
Thank you for your convatuncar te the people —
of rhe Bahamas, Ror if it was aot fat gaars
eathusiasea ta the tele accomplishmens made
hy BIC. the more boat and capital aneasive
goals would aat have Bear achieved,

journey with yor at



\
y

THURSDAY, APRIL 26,

2007, PAGE 25































oe
























=>









=












PAGE 26, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

(

DAINATSL









& gy sey:

The all-new, bigger and more powerful 2007 Daihatsu Terios fits
perfectly no matter where you go. This Versatile an@ stylish SUV has
solid suspension and a generous interior and luggag¢,cempartment.

The new Terios features a 1.5L engine,
automatic trans., AC, power
steeritig) power windows,
Wells &imirrors, radio/CD
player, dual front air
bags, anti-lock
brakes (ABS) &
alloy wheels.

Auto Mall. shicigiapte Oey aN Matthew's Church)

EXECUTIVE
MOTORS LID

AUTHORISED DAIHATSU DEALER

Open Mon to Friam “py pm
Sat Sam - |2nogns 2) +4

tet: 397-17008

E-mail: execmotor(@ batnet, bs

Par ts and service guagaiiteed

















@ INSURGENTS prepare a mortar to launch against government and Ethiopian positions south
of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

(AP Photo/Abdi Farah)

Intervention by US
and Ethiopia ‘destroys
peace’ in Somalia

@ SOMALIA
Mogadishu

US and Ethiopian military
intervention in Somalia has
destroyed a fragile stability in this
battle-scarred nation, analysts said
Wednesday, as more than a week

_ of-unrelenting violence trapped
desperate civilians in their homes
with gurttire and artillery shells
raining down outside, according to
Associated Press.

The leaders of an Islamic
movement that was driven from
power in December by the govy-
ernment and its Ethiopian back-
ers Were still active and popular
support for the group is unlike-
ly to melt away. according to a
teport by British-based think
tank Chatham House.

The Council of Islamic
Courts ruled much of southern
Somalia tor six relatively peace
ful months in 2006 before being
ousted by Somali troops and
their Ethiopian allies, along
with US special forces. Radi
cals in the council rejected a
secular ®overniment and nave

? been accused of having tes to
al-Qaida.

4

Chatham House’s assessment
came as Ethiopian tanks and
artillery continued to pound insur-
gent strongholds in the wrecked
capital, Mogadishu, even as peace
talks were under way between
Ethiopian military officials and
elders of Mogadishu’s dominant
clan to try and silence the guns.

"Whatever the short term
future holds, the complex social
forces behind the rise of the
Islamic Courts will not go
away,” said Chatham House
writers Cedric Barnes and
Huran Hassan.

Hundreds have been killed in
eight straight days of fighting
despite UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon calling on warring
sides to end the violence and
allow humanitarian assistance to
reach the needy. The Somali gov-
ernment and its Ethiopian allies
are trying to quash a growing
Islamic insurgency that sprang
from the collapse.of the Islamic
movement but civilians are get-
ting caught in the crossfire.

Late Tuesday, an extremist
group claimed responsibility for
cat bomb attacks earlier in the
day against Ethiopian troops and

Life

Udi miei age lg lett

That's been easy to Bo) with the Peacererinlng we



Speck to our experts about our Chequing & Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposits, SureStart and our

insurance advice,



ie : | Ancome: Escalator, plus get the bes’



, ccess... Solved.
NET & TELEPHONE BANKING.












they >



“4NSURANCE * ABMs. «

DEBIT CARDS

CREDIT CARDS

4 FIRSTCARIBBEAN

a hotel housing lawmakers loyal
to Somalia’s interim government.
Known as the Young Muja-
hedeen Movement, the group is
part of the Shabab, whose leader
Aden Hashi Ayro was recently
chosen to head Somalia’s al-Qai-
da cell and was one of the people
targeted by a US airstrike in
Somalia in January. ©

The UN says more than
340,000 of Mogadishu’s two mil-

lion residents have fled since ©

February, sending streams of
people into squalid camps with

little to eat, no shelter and dis-.

ease spreading. The war-ravaged
country is suffering its worst
humanitarian crisis in its recent
history, according to the UN.

Human rights groups say
more than 350 people have been
killed in the last eight days, the
majority civilians. The last bid
to wipe out the insurgency in
late March left more than a 1,000
dead, said local rights groups and
traditional elders.

Ethiopian Prime Minister
Meles Zenawi said late Tues-
day that he believed the exo-
dus and the death toll had been
exaggerated.

INTERNATIONAL BANK
GeT THERE, TOGETHER,

ww Pir stoaribteaabankocom








THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 27



PARIS

. THIRD-PLACE candidate
Francois Bayrou refused
Wednesday to endorse either
of the two remaining con-
tenders for the French presi-
dency, abandoning his chance
to be the kingmaker in the
tense race but preserving his
independence, according to
Associated Press.

Conservative Nicolas
Sarkozy and Socialist Sego-
lene Royal are fighting over
Bayrou’s 7 million voters,
who will likely determine who
wins the May 6 runoff vote.

But Bayrou, a lawmaker
who navigates between left
and right and finished a
strong third in Sunday’s first

round of voting, said Wednes- °

day, “I will not give any guid-
ance about how to vote,”
adding that he didn’t know
himself whom we would
choose.

“Nicolas Sarkozy and Sego-

- lene Royal, in the eternal

’ faceoff of the eternal right
and the eternal left, will not
repair but threaten to wors-
en” the country’s economic,
-Social and political woes, he
‘told'a much-awaited news
conference.

Sarkozy slightly leads polls
ahead of the runoff, when
voters choose between two

’ starkly different plans for

- Teviving the economy and
France’s global profile after
12 lackluster years under
Jacques Chirac.

Bayrou, who has sought to
put a new face on French pol-
itics by tapping voter frustra-
tion with the status quo,
lashed out Wednesday at
both Sarkozy — for being too
reformist — and Royal — for
being to cautious.

He said both Royal and
Sarkozy had phoned him on
Monday after the runoff but
he refused to speak with
either. He said he was open to
“dialogue” with each but
remained combative as he

- savored the spotlight
~ Wednesday.

Bayrou’s centrist UDF par-
ty has traditionally voted with

‘.conservatives in parliament,
‘but Bayrou courted leftists
during the campaign and polls
show his 7 million supporters
divided between both camps.

Bayrou announced
Wednesday that he was form-
ing’a new “democratic party,”
with an eye to legislative elec-

- tions in June — and, many
_ predict, to the next presiden-
. tial election in 2012.
Bayrou faced a tricky exer.
_cise in keeping his diverse
electorate behind him, how-
ever, as Some UDF lawmak-
ers deserted him Tuesday to
‘back Sarkozy.



And, when you purchase your bedroom set, mattress, pillows - or anything to do
with bedding from Best Buy Furniture in April, you can WIN a SWEET DREAMS



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Potential kingmaker Bayrou refuses to endorse



EXECUTIVE BRIDAL
AND FORMAL WEAR

Formal Wear for ALL occasions

Sweet Dreams Ge

Do you need to replace that old, lumpy mattress? Now is the time to do it!
Have SWEET DREAMS with a new Sealy Posturepedic from Best Buy Furniture.

Sealy provides the OPTIMAL back and body support you trust and COMFORT
you will absolutely love! Come into Best Buy Furniture today! We've got the best
bedding solutions for you,

Weekend GETAWAY for 2 to Harbour Island!

So Hurry into Best Buy Furniture See and have SWEET DREAMS. Phang a
ends April 30th, 2007.

Nee came Vel le
Village Road 394-2378



candidate for French presidential runott



ate Francois Bayrou gestures during a press conference in
Paris,;Wednesday, April 25, 2007:'Dhirdsplace candidate Francois Bayrou refused to endorse either
of the two remaining contendersfor the French presidency, abandoning his chance to be the king-
maker in the tense race between Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal for
the May 6 runoff vote.

CENTRIST presidential,

























































































(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

BS
ee to feel the glamour ays pes ra noe eer

ph ee uit,

y rd
we

. So Cajar will be in
Neon Star’s leck:
nd Natural

iB wabe tes a Mysterious

‘s professional make-up art
store to

bed

Glamorous and Sophisticated

AUee Qe Ry EOE)
By RUIG

ae PRUE SSO wS

.SPREET - APRIL 26TH.27TH &

REYNE

*-FOR YOUR APPOL
'Y SPOT
COR. < F be 2S

ENT CALL RAQUEL. T




Buy new Bedding & WIN a Get
PAGE 28, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



"Fugitive Israeli Arab
suspected of aiding Israel’s enemies:

6 Week Cl ASSES
At Only $600

@ PETAH TIKVA, Israel
Associated Press

A FUGITIVE Israeli Arab
leader is suspected of aiding
Israel’s enemies and other secu-
rity-related crimes, police said
Wednesday after a gag order
on a police investigation was
partially lifted, according to
Associated Press.

The allegations against Azmi ,

Bishara, who has antagonized
authorities by meeting with
some of Israel’s staunchest foes,
threaten to further polarize
Israel’s Jews and minority
Arabs, who make up 20 percent
of the population and have suf-
fered from second-class status
since the state was established
six decades ago.

Bishara abruptly left the
country a month ago in the
midst of a police investigation.
He resigned from parliament
over the weekend, accusing
authorities of persecuting him
for his strident criticism of the
Jewish state.

The month-old gag order had

ty criminal facing security vio-

’ lations,” he said. Bishara

accused Israel of using him to
cover up for failures during the
inconclusive war against
Hezbollah.

The information that remains
classified is to be disclosed next
Wednesday, the court ruled.

The 50-year-old Bishara, a
Christian native of the north-
ern Israeli town of Nazareth,
had been a member of Israel’s
parliament since 1996. His res-
ignation from the parliament
took effect Tuesday, 48 hours
after he submitted it at the
Israeli embassy in Cairo.

Jewish critics repeatedly have
accused Bishara of taking
advantage of the country’s free-
doms to undermine it. He has
met with enemies of Israel
including the leaders of Syria
and Hezbollah leaders.

He also has spoken out in
favor of Palestinian rights and
advocated replacing Israel with
a “binational” state that would
include citizenship for the
roughly 3.4 million Palestinians

in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. Israel rejects this plan,
saying it would spell the end of
the Jewish state.

Following a 2001 visit to Syr-
ia, where he spoke at a memor-
ial ceremony for late President
Hafez Assad, lawmakers took
the unprecedented step of lift-
ing his parliamentary immunity.

He was then indicted on
charges of incitement to vio-
lence and support for the Syri-
an-backed Lebanese guerrilla
group, Hezbollah, which Israel
has been battling for more than
two decades. x4

Israel’s Supreme Court later . ’
restored his immunity and dis-
missed all criminal charges
against him.

In a separate ruling, the court
also overturned a decision by -
Israel’s Central Elections Com-
mittee to disqualify Bishara and .
his party from running in the
2003 elections on the ground.
that they sought to destroy the
Jewish character of the state
and supported the armed strug-
gle against it.

(including registration)

banned publication of any
details of the police investiga-
tion. It was eased Wednesday
after lawyers for newspapers
and Bishara’s National Democ-
ratic Assembly Party petitioned
the court to have it lifted.

Bishara is under suspicion of
crimes against Israel’s security,
aiding the enemy during war —
including passing information
to the enemy — contacting for-
eign agents and receiving sig-
nificant amounts of money from
abroad in violation of anti-mon-
ey-laundering laws, police
spokesman Micky Rosenfeld
said.

Some of the alleged offenses
were carried out during Israel’s
war against Lebanon over the
summer, he said.

Bishara was questioned twice
before he fled the country,
Rosenfeld said, adding the law-
maker had failed to keep
pledges to return for further
questioning.

Bishara has said recently he
would return to Israel. But after
Wednesday’s ruling, his lawyer
said a final decision has not
been made.

“It is now for Azmi Bishara
to decide when he will return,”
“a Sultani said. “It will be difficult
ye. yi to press charges when Azmi is
Candic Ss Albur 4 not around.”
ae i 5 Rosenfeld said the allegations

Lienum Technologies are serious, but it was not

co 4 immediately clear what penal-

met 2 , pei : : ; od :

Ved), : BS 64 f ax: 394-497 ] es would face if con

= 5 ; i are In Doha, Qatar, Bishara dis-
Email:candice@lignumtech.com sed the allegat

Contact:

missed the allegations as a polit-
ical witch hunt.

“The aim is to convene >
court to turn Bishara into a pet-







s| GE Profile Stainless Steel
42” Side by Side Refrigerator












w/Electronic Dispenser > . . oa . .
\ The fine line of General .Electric appliances
HPS / \
oe. | found at Geollrey Jones cater to today’s busy
GE Profile Harmony / households and fit every lifestyle. Our wide variety
'] King Size Washer & Dryer

FD eweGTo3s0CPL of GE appliances are designed to suite your

4 #DPFTZ50ECPL



needs, providing the ultimate in convenience,




performance and style. With the best that




technology has to offer, competitive pricing and




a full service department, Geoffrey Jones is your




ultimate appliance centre.







Sales & Full Service Department
Rosetta & Montgomery Streets
322-2188/9






_ GE Profile Dishwasher
w/Smart Dispense
/ Technology





GEOFFREY



[ #PDW9980LSS
\ GE Profile 27” Built-in
\ Convection/ Thermal

Wall Oven

#JKI55SKSS

JONES & CO






ole) Nanay STAN Ce LLCS aL COL




Turkish foreign minister, ruling party
candidate for president, seeks support
@ ANKARA, Turkey .



THE ruling party’s candidate for president tried to win the sup-
port of opposition and independent lawmakers on Wednesday
after the main opposition group said it will boycott the parlia-
mentary vote on concerns about his Islamic tendencies, according
to Associated Press.

The prospects of the election of Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul
—a leading member of Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government — to
the presidential palace, a symbol of secularism, has upset the coun-
try’s secular establishment, led by the military.

The division in Parliament reflects deep-seated mistrust of Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party,
which has been accused of raising the profile of Islam in this pre-
dominantly Muslim country with a secular government.

Gul has to satisfy a diverse and often divided audience: the
country’s Islamic-oriented hinterland, its secular business and mil-
itary elite, and negotiators from the European Union who want
Turkey to become a modern nation before any entry into their club.

Erdogan declared Gul’s candidacy on Tuesday to the cheers of .
party members whose support in a voting process that begins Fri-
day is expected to secure the presidency for their man. The presi-
dent has the power to veto legislation. :

The selection follows months of political tension over whether
Erdogan himself would run for the job, a prospect that infuriated
secularists who believed he might use his Islamic credentials to
dilute the nation’s secularist traditions.

The seven-year term of the current president, Ahmet Necdet Sez-
er, ends May 16. By remaining prime minister, Erdogan will be able

to steer government initiatives, promote economic stability and bol- - -"

ster his party’s votes in genéral elections in November.

Gul and Erdogan have rejected the label of Islamist, citing their
promotion of sweeping reforms as a means of advancing Turkey’s
EU bid.

“The president must be loyal to the main principles of the

Republic as stated in the constitution. He must be loyal to secular. -.
principles,” Gul said. “If the Parliament elects me president, no one: -. -

should doubt I will certainly act within these principles and rules of- °
the constitution.”

Gul’s first challenge is to win enough backing in Parliament.
He met leaders of opposition parties and independent lawmakers
on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“For the first time a candidate for niesidents is visiting lawmak-
ers one by one,” Gul said. “The decision belongs to lawmakers. I
respect their decision.”

Harbourside Marine
Special introductory Sale Prices
Kipor Generators

Diesel Residential Generators:
(single phase, extremely quiet and dependable)
LLKW only $4,650

16K W only $5,350

25KW only $7,330

30K W only $7,870 =



Diesel Portable Generators
2.2 KW only $530

3.5 KW only $680

6.7 KW only $1,080

Gas Portable Generators
2.5 KW only $360
4 KW only $650
6.5 KW only $799

Harbourside Marine
“ast Bay Street, Nassau.
TEL (242)-393-0262
Automatic transfer switches are available for

residential generators.


THE TRIBUNE








e Dignity of The P
a (Protection from inhuman and degrading forms of punishment, detention,
arrest, search, seizure, police questioning.)





| The Equal Protection of Minorities

. ) Immigrants | Gays and Lesbians | Non-Christian Religions and Atheists | Women
Children and Young Persons | The Disabled | HIV/AIDS victims

| The Fight against Global Warming/

Reducing our “Carbon Footprint’

Saving Endangered Species, Wilderness Areas,
Marine Resources and Forests











bya le Sa

Universal Quality Health Care and Social Security

; Urban Green Space

WE

; The Right to Work and
the Right to Humane Working Conditions









.



Restorative Justice, Communal Safety and
The Rights of Victims of Crime



" Access to Justice

: The list of human right issues above is not intended to be exhaustive. The list serves only
as a means of bringing into political debate human right concerns, though The Bahamas
__ Human Rights Network itself does not endorse any particular political candidate or party.

BAHAMAS HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK







; P.O. Box CB-13290, Nassau, The Bahamas | Phone 242-327-1660 Ext. 241 | Fax 242-327-1680










YOu





MARVIN



Zo
NWILEN BNOW- SEQUITUR. CONN

PTS BEEN A
PLEASURE TALKING
TO YOU, ALBERT. _
y WHEREVER
ARE.

Ley



WOULD MADAME AND MONSIEUR LIKE
A FEW MORE MINUTES TO DECIDE?






© 2007 by King Festures Syndicate, Inc. World Rights reserved
\



Xo) S|
a -NON SEQUITUR
4 3
3 ee Vi
oo fo

TIGER |



STRIPE Ie
4 MEMGER
OF OOK



of

Â¥



=-

maz ©





(ty
KT Me

PAGE 30, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

(C2007 by Kee Anates Syndincte, ba. Dustd Myts meerved.

re CRYPTIC PUZZLE |

ACROSS DOWN
1 _ Pitons have them, you'll find (6) “1 Acne-tiver country? (6)
7 One cleverly gathering the crew 2 Nota clue (2,4)
around when | go to sea? (8) 3 Soft-headed, sickly looking bird? (4)
8 Atip for making bread (4) 4 — What It is when one listens to a bit
10 Ina gazetteer, perhaps, but not a of a yam (7)
5 Worked, in fact, educationally (5)

good onel (6)

14 Land of lubricant, we're told (6) :
14 In various examples you can see the g

difference (3) 9
16 Is tt carted by chairmen? (5) 2

17 Fects helping a dunderhead at alge- 13

bra Initially (4)

19 Something afoot In the organ loft (5) 15

21 Sweet Individual In extremes of hilar-

Ity (5) 18
22 In track events, it's passable (5) 19
23 To the Poies, it means plenty! (4) ' 20
26 After raversing three-quarters of a 21
rnlle, t's all you can do (6) 22
28 Agrassy, pleasant part (3)
29 Do It now — and | won't tell you a
twical (2,4) a
30 Businessman a purer may rely on 25
(6)
31 Admits the snow is drifting (4) 26
32 How to handle drink, at some stage, 27
on the railway? (8) 28
33 Charmers on the rocks? (6) 30
4 Yesterday's cryptic solutions

| ACROSS: 1, Fa-US-t 6, Ra-t-ty 9, Co-pllot 10, Human 11,
» Model 12, Hiram 13, R-each-es. 15, Pa-h 17, I'd-le 18,
| Scrape 19, AHc-e 20, Knaves 22, Fi-ne 24, Sin 25,
Braised 26, Table 27, Le-GI-t 28, Ta-Gus 29, Me-DIC-al

30, Type-D 31, Belay
DOWN: 2, AB-used 3, Scar-ca 4, T-on 5, Kiwis 6,

Romance 7, Atom 8, To-ecap 12, H-vels 13, R-isks 14,
Alban 15, Par-ls 16, He-wed 18,S-C-ore 19, Ae-rated
21, Ninet-y 22, Finale 23, Nebula 25, Blalr 26, Time 28,

Tab



How odd that it's most even! (5)
Father's time, perhaps regarded as
golden (4)

Volunteers a kiss as payment (3)
The electric one? (3)

Cleric said to be lable to be fired!
(5)

Singer who can only get one note
right? (5)

Have to agree to open the door (5)
Just the utensil for potatoes? (9)
Room Ineide, naturally (3)

One burled in peace? (7)

Start breaking in for bread, perhaps
(3)

Price of a noteworthy picture of
Charles Darwin (6)

The race for fillies? (4)

Passes without fault, the player
hopes (6)

Great brew of lager (5)

No mud pile! (5)

Out with it, villain! (3)

They're said to be themselves (4)

Yesterday’s easy solutions

ACROSS: 1, Store 6, Scope 9, Earlier 10, Waist 11, Dover

4 LIKEWISE, ABBEY!
® MARRIED LIFE
MUST AGREE
WITH YOU!

OH, HOW ZT WISH
YoU COULP
HELPME/,

VN WE'RE
JUST DECIDING
IF WE CAN

AFFORD IT

THAT COMMERCIAL
WAS NOT
AGE-APPROPRIATE









12, Macaw 13, Scented 15,Lea 17, Pert 18, Record 19,
Hired 20, Repeat 22, Dear 24, Tat 25, Remorse 26,

Tenet

23, Aspire 25, Remit 26, Rica 28, Rat

(©2007 by King Features Gyrdcate, irc. Word rgpte reerved.





NCCE














DET. BY UWEPSEL PRES SY.















pee

MARGARET CAN'T DECIDE IF SHE WANTS To
| BE JOSHUA BELL, OR BEMRS. JOSHUA BELL.”

Centract Bridge —

~ Dennis.







pol



WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS
\S THE FINEST HAIRCUT
T HAVE EVER RECEINED.



THE TRIBUNE





NEVER CRITICIZE
A GAN WITH A RAZOR,



By Steve Becker : es

Famous Hand

South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.

NORTH
#31095
Â¥A965
A3
&A 103
WEST EAST
8432 a7
¥I3 ¥10
$Q987642 35
fe —_- €KQI987652
SOUTH
@AKQ6
Â¥KQ8742
#K10
4
The bidding:
South West North = East
1yv 1NT Dble 5S
5Â¥ Pass 6% 1%
Pass Pass 79%

Opening lead — two of diamonds.
It is often difficult to reach the
best contract when your opponents
cramp the bidding space with nui-
sance bids. However, such tactics

| occasionally boomerang, which is

what happened in this deal from the
1966 World Pair Championship
when a Spanish pair crossed swords
with a French pair.

The Spanish South opened the
bidding with one heart, and the

wey

French West overcalled with one
notrump! This type of overcall —
indicating a long suit and a weak
hand — is known in France as the
comic notrump (/e sans atout
comique). North doubled to show a
good hand, and East added spice to
the goings-on by leaping to five
clubs. :

South bid five hearts, thus indi-

cating much more than a minimum
opening bid, and North raised him to
six. Perhaps East should have passed
— the bidding surely would have
died then and there — but he bid
seven clubs as a sacrifice against the
small slam he felt sure the opponents
could make.

This tactic backfired when it gave
South a chance to make a forcing
pass and in that way invite partner to
go on to seven hearts with a suitable
hand. Had South held a weaker hand,
he would have doubled to stop his
partner from bidding a grand slam.

North had no real problem,
under the circumstances. He realized
that his three aces were exactly the
kind of medicine South needed for a
grand slam. So he bid seven hearts,
which was easily made for a score of
2,210 points, and the comic no
ad not prove to be so comical after
all.

TARGET



The
Target
uses

21st

(1999



HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make

from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may

be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET

Good 15; very good 22; excellent

31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

ACROSS DOWN
1 Anclant Greek city (6) 1 Gravies (6)
7 Passage (8) 2 Ground (6)
8 Whip (4) 3 Pain (4)
10 Pure (6) 4 Invented (7)
Lad 11 Front (6) 5 Model (5)
jot 14 Plaything (3) 6 Desires (5)
N 16 Stories (5) elt #
17 Regarded (4 ig-pen
= 19 Senend ‘e 12 Feline (3)
>- 21° Easily frightened (5) 13 Subtract (5)
” 22 Talled star (5) 15 Humped mammal (5)
<< soe tt 18 Glowing coal (5)
uu 26 Spanish man (5) 9 Veourl3
28 Scoundrel (3) 19 Vigour (3)
29 Nook (6) 20 Illuminated (3)
30 Awning (8) 21 Whirlwind (7)
31° Spoken (4) 22 Deceive (3)
32 Ruminant mammal 23 Frult (6)
(8) 24 Object of worship (4)
33 Sewers (6) 25 Fashions (6)
26 Etch (5)
27 Lowest point (5)
28 Vehicle (3)
30 Rope (4)

River 27, Stoic 28, Rigid 29, Comical 30, Greet 31,

DOWN: 2, Trance 3, Resent 4, Eat 5, Plead 6, Sedated
7, Crow 8, Prefer 12, Merit 13, Sport 14, Erupt 15, Lover
16, Adora 18, Refer 19, Haricot 21, Easter 22, Docile



words in
the main
body of
Chambers

Century
Dictionary

edition)

t holy

hoot hotly loath logo

loop loot loth oath opal
hoto plot ploy

polo pooh pool toga

pology atop gaol
tool typo yoga

goat halo hol

ahoy alto a
gloat goal
hoop

YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
PATHOLOGY p
pogo







MAA

word

To measure for
size, shape,
position or
boundaries.





Juan Valmana Canto v Pentala
Harilcishna, Spanish team
champltonship 2006. India's
Harikrishna, 20, Is the best
young grandmaster In a fast-
rising chess nation. He Is already ,
ranked in the world top 40, and
Is noted for his ability to
demolish weaker opponents.
Today's puzzle, Harikrishna
against a little-known Spaniard
rated hundreds of points
beneath him, should have been
straightforward. Black has an
extra pawn, while his latest tum
e6-e5 plans e5xf4 winning a
pawn or fxe5 Nxe5 activating
Black's pieces. So when Canto
hesitatingly went 1 Rd3, the GM
assumed his opponent had
blundered and quiddy answered
exf4. What did Black overlook?



CHESS by Leonard Barden

THURSDAY,
APRIL 26

ARIES —- Mar 21/Apr 20

Your idea to fund a new venture ends
up fulfilling a goal you’ve had for a
while, Aries. However, caution is in
order, because some of your actions
could be viewed as unethical.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
It’s hard to resist friends, Taurus,
especially when they approach you
with an idea that sounds like it can’t
fail. Get a professional opinion,
though, before you sign on.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Erratic behavior by a family member
makes your life difficult this week,
Gemini. With work projects on the
back bummer, you're feeling pulled in
a million directions.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Be prepared to deal with the hitches
associated with a work commute,
Cancer. This week proves jo be very
busy for travel. Leave enough time
so you don’t end up frazzled.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Murphy’s Law will be messing up
your plans, Leo. Be prepared to
deal with glitches that affect your
finances, like a credit card that won’t
work or checks that bounce.

VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22
When you least expect it, conflicts
might arise between your signifi-
cant other and your family. No
matter what is said, try to show
compassion for both sides, Virgo.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

In a rush to bring business to a close,
miscommunications could arise,
Libra. Expect to work out a few
problems when the new week
arrives. You’ll be the hero.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Unexpected expenses are par for the
course this week, Scorpio. Since you
have the money to cover them, don’t
worry too much about being frivo-
lous. You’re not a spendthrift.

SAGITTARIUS — Noy 23/Dec 21
You might notice something about
one or both of your parents that
seems odd this week, Sagittarius.
‘Unless they open up to you, it’s
better to let sleeping dogs lie.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
You treat personal information with
extreme confidentiality normally,
Capricorn, but this week, you may
disclose something that you didn’t
mean to.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Professional organizations or group
activities could raise some unex-
pected financial concerns, Aquarius.
Don’t Ict it overly worry you ...
you’ll manage.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20

You may have lofty travel plans,
Pisces, but no money in your wallet
to back them up. Get creative so that
you can still get away.







(Chess sotution 8304: 1 Rd3 exd4? Z Rxgol wins a
piece because of hxg6 3 exf4 and Biack cannot
prevent 4 Rh3 mate. White later won on material.
Mensa quiz: a) 39 (Add one and muttiply by three)
b) 24.5 (Multiply number by itself and divide by two).
One possible word ladder solution Is: WILD, mild,

mile, male, mace, race, RICE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 31

THE TRIBUNE





7:30 8:00






NETWORK CHANNELS
The Great America's Ballroom Challenge —_ | America’s Ballroom Challenge

| WPBT [African Wildlife |*American Smooth” American “American Rhythm” American The International Standard Champi-
} Rescue Rhinos. |Smooth category. (CC) Rhythm category. CC) onships. 0 (Part 3 of 5) (CC)

a (a 7. An 7 et CaN? GARE) Aoki ci cd, ae a RSS ya
The Insider (N) |Survivor: Fiji (N) © (CC) CSI: Crime Scene i et Shark Shark must disprove a kid |



America’s Ballroom Challenge



- | Access al My Name is Earl |The Office ‘Proc:|30 Rock Liz's [Scrubs Elliot’ |(:01) ER Kovac feels the pressure
‘ WT V4 |wood (N) (CC) |Eail goes back toJuct Recall’ (N) — |long-distance re- |wild sorority sisteiof a busy emergency room; Sam
: ‘. school (CC) lationship. (N) visits. (N) {befriends an ll | photojournalist, |
a ~TDeco Drive Are You Smarter Than a Sth Grad-|Trading Spouses: Meet Your New |News (CC) |
a WSVN jer? Adults try to answer elementary-/Mommy Competitive mother trades |

(@ WFOR}Ia co)

The CSls must determine the cause
of a boxer's death,

Ny.

napper’s claim of protecting a boy
from abusive parents. (N) 0









school questions. (N) 1 places with belly-dancer.

[eegpardt “Ugly Betty “Petra-Gate” Betty tries |Grey's Anatomy “Desire” The at- (01) October Road Aubrey wants
| O WPLG |(cc to avoid Daniel, Christina and Hen- |tendings are extra-attentive to a pa- |Nick to choose between her and
tient; Cristina helps Burke. (N) Hannah; a life-changing decision.

‘CABLE CHANNELS





ry. (N) 10 (CC)








0 Cold Case

















CSI: Miami “Hurricane Anthony’ The First 48 ‘The Boogie Man; Deceiving innocence: The Roger
A&E iles (CC) Three peoole are found dead after a/Murder on Flowering Peach” Home {Coleman Story (CC)
hurricane strikes Miami. invasion. (CC) |
~ |Hardtalk [BBC News World Business [BBC News |Talking Movies [BBC News World Business
‘BBCI (Latenight). |Report (Latenight). (Latenight). |Report |
BET |The Black Car- |Access Granted [Colege Hill (CC)|Comicview (CC} The Wire 1 (CC)
es _[pet (CC) (CC) cL k's >
CBC “I :00) NHL Hockey Playoffs - Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) CBC News: The National (CC)





[Deal or No Deal Contestants get a |The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch

Fast Money
chance to win money. © (CC)
L ;




A :00) On the 2,
CNBC iioney Let Charlie the

|













CNN (:00) The Situa- |Paula Zahn Now (CC) Larry King Live (CC) Anderson Cooper 360 (CC) Lo
Hedabashsemeoprd UL a | Bahamian Puppet and
[ Scrubs J.0. init ‘The Dally Show |The Colbert Re- [Chappelle's [South Park Ned |South Park The |The Showbiz CAN NEMS ee & -
“COM atesaSARS With Jon Stew- |port (CC) Show Musical and Jimbo host a {boys stari a talentyShow With = bal eS | A] be De ie s| ‘
_{quarantine. (CC) fart (CC) guest Ludacris. Jhunting show. — Jageney. David Spade vis sidekick PVYEK Jour | ~

%,










SOME simile »S ON Your

= (Cops Coast io (Under Fire [Under Fire Hot Pursuit
COURT Coast” 1 (CC)

| DI SN The Suite Life of|GO FIGURE (2005, Drama) Jordan Hinson, Whitney Sioan, Cristine






Hot Pursuit Forensic Files (Forensic Files |
“Gold Rush’
1

Life With Derek Phil of the Fu- kkidds’s { aces.




























Zack and Cody |Rose. A teenage figure skater joins a girls’ hockey team. 0 (CC) Casey and Derek |ture A futuristic |

| 1 (CC) worry. (CC) gadget. M (CC) |

DIY This Old House |Home Again |Sweat Equity Rock Solid [Rock Solid [Desperate Land- [Desperate Land-
| : Screen system. (CC) {Building a deck. scapes (N) scapes | -

DW Euromaxx Desh In In Focus (Ger- une Tages- punta Kick ae In Euromaxx B | | d I th

ept Ma oie = Pe ! Dring your children to the

EI The Daily 10 (N) Dr ee “ALTA woman looks for A Girls Next i Girls Next Katie & Peter [Katie & Peter g e ‘\ ;
/ ___|ihcteased sensitivity. oor oor : Yi s ; M \
'ESPN ie Live (Live) SportsCenter Special (Live) (CC) ee Tonight (Live) : Mc Ha Pp Py Tour at cDonald Ss In

C} =

'ESPNI “TUEFA Champi- [MLS Soccer Red Bull New York at FC Dallas. From Pizza Hut Park in [SportsCenter ~ International Edi. Ma | L OKroOU Cg h Str eet ever y Thur sd ay








ons League Frisco, Texas. (Live) (CC) tion - . :
Daily Mass: Our Lite onthe Rock ie Holy Rosary|Back Stage |The Pure Life tro mM 3 s QO P m to 4: a O )p M d url NG the

EWTN ta










































































































First Round

[eee 7 Tae, ” °
I :00) Cardio —-jArt of the Athlete “Diana Nyad” —_|Insider Training Jiu Jitsu fighter Deadly Art Arts “Savate” 200-year ae] ; At, A ;
FIT TV bia 1 (CC) {Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad. | Jean Jacques Machado. cy French martial art. icc} | month O pril 2007.
Fox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (Live) (CC) — |Hannity & Colmes (Live) (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
'FOX-NC
a sheratt Smith : Susteren (Live) (CC)
| FSNEL Best Damn Top |Poker Superstars Invitational © {Best Damn Top 50 Plays (Live) |Best Damn Top ‘The FSN Final
| 50 Special Tournament From Las Vegas. 50 Special Score (Live)
| [Tor i0 = Top 10 PGA Golf EDS Byron Nelson Championship -- First Round. From trving, Texas. (CC) :
GOLF p y p From Irving, . ‘ ) ‘ e
eer ul a Se Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun.
Lingo (CC) Weakest Link (\ (CC) High Stakes Poker (CC) Chain Reaction |Chain Reaction J J :
GSN | : ( ) (CC)
im 7a 1 ae aaa IN ANIGCT
| (:00) Attack of {X-Play X-Play PS3. Cops ' eo to |Cops “Coast to {Arrested Devel- |Ninja Warrior fy
G4Tech re show i) [Coast A (CC) |Coast” A (CC) lopment (CC) wy
(00) Walker, _|Walker, Texas Ranger While ona |HARD GROUND (2003, Western) But Mallia Bruce Dern, Seth Pe- 7c
HALL iia plane, Walker and pes prisoner|terson. A lawman springs a bounty hunter from jail to hunt killers. (CC) Savieuli if
1 (CC) tries to escape. M (CC)
a : — — =
I Se Buy Me ‘Michael:|Holmes on Homes “Taking a Bath” Handyman Superstar Challenge [Disaster DIY — Junk Brothers
HGTV iG" Over’ 4.0 (CC): “Know It rl It’ Six contestants. |Kids Pea NaN ee
C (N) 0 ( . A (CC) _ftion. Of )
| ~IMorris Ceruilo Breakthrough |LoveaChild Inspiration To- [Life Today (CC) |This Is Your Day [The Gospel
INSP ate
CC) iL day __{ (Ce) Truth a
| Reba Van acci- |My Wifeand . jAccordingto |Accordingto (Friends The = |Everybody Everybody
| KTLA © © |dentaiiy“cuts’ iKids "No Sulds® jdim Jim tis Jim (Part 1 of|gang parties with [Loves Raymond Loves Raymond
Reba. (CC) | (CC) hooky with Kyle. |2) (CC) soap stars. A (CC) A (CC)
Still Standing {Reba “Date of [Reba Reba pur- |THE OBSESSION (2006, Suspense) on Amandatesa
| LIFE Bil ges a Super Mirth” 1 (CC) sues a career in |woman to get closer to her daughter. (C
Bow! ring. real estate. (CC}
:00) South Carolina State University Debate - —
MSNBC |
NICK Jimmy Neutron: |SpongeBob [Drake 8 Josh [The Cosby |The Cosby The Cosby [The Cosby _
Boy Genius SquarePants 1) | Nosh ls Done’ |Show (CC) {Show a0 (CC) Show (CC) |Show 4 (CC) 3
NTV (00) Shark “Fall |Survivor: Fiji (N) O (CC) Without a Trace Elena goes under |News (\ (CC) |News — Rare Mr MUR MCA v aN . oe = SS
rom Grace” 7 cover as an exotic dancer. 1 | : ‘ :
Pinks ~~ (SPEED Road [SPEED Road {Redline TV [American Mus- |MotorWeek (N) {Car Crazy (N)
SPEED © Tour Challenge |Tour Challenge \cle Car N (CC) |
— ate. — ————_}--. ~ aieieaes eatealuseitoe ee - — Sapalataa oe
“TAgainet All Behind the Michael Youssef |Bishop T.D. This Is Your Day |Praise the Lord (CC)
| | TBN Odds (CC) ‘Scenes (CC) OF sic Jakes (CC) (CC)
3 oussef.
: Everybody [Friends “The [Friends The girls |Friends Ross’ Friends Rachel's | % & , THE FUGITIVE (1993,
TBS ie einen a fa the Peale apne! be ant és ison - OG returns. Suspense) ae Ford, lon,
“Who Am 1?” oned Guy” 1 rematch. the lam. my Lee Jones. (CC)
(:00) Overhaulin’| American Chopper Orange County | American a Ss vs. Ju- [American Chopper “FANtasy Bike: |
TLC 1957 Corvette. {Choppers break ground on anew |nior 2” Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. contin- | Susan Morsset he second FANta-
; (CC) {world headquarters. ue their competition. (CC) sy bike winner. (CC)
(00 Without a [NBA Basketball Eastern Conference First Round Game 3 -- Detroit Pistons at Orlando ~~ [NBA Basketball:

race “Between jMagic. From Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla. (Live) {CC}
| the Cracks” 1

ea Pokemon: Diamond and —_—/Ed, Edd n Eddy
earl “New Adventure in Sinnoh”

TV5 (:00) Les Victimes






Camp Lazlo

My Gym Part- Courage the
Sleepover.

ner’s a Monkey |Cowardly Dog





Futurama
CC








Storm Stories [Abrams & Bettes Weather: Evening Edition (CC
Two ttt













































00) Duelo de |La Fea Mas Bella Lety es una nina |Destilando Amor Aqui y Ahora
UNIV be dulce. romantica ¢ inteligente, pero
japenias atractiva. (N) |
(:00) Law & Or- |Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|Law & Order: Criminal Intent An
USA der: Criminal In- Birthright” A. (CC) “Debt” A (CC) esteemed nun is slain in her inner |
tent (CC) | city church. “ (CC)
Ht apt ees hs ae eae ocala apie teeta z ieee a aine intial ft ; 4
| VH1 Flavor of Love: |The Springer |Hogan Knows Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows |Hogan Knows
-|> (Charm School [Hustle Best (\ Best) Best 1 | Best Best |
; VS 1(-00) NHL Hockey Conference Semifinal Teams TBA. Live) (\ (CC) (Hockey Central (NHL Hockey Conference Semifinal
| ' crite? jks (Live) ~ Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)
{co America’s | * +, WEB OF DECEIT (1990, Drama) Linda Purl, James Read, BarbaralWGN News at Nine 0 (CC)
WGN unniest Home \Hush, A lawyer uncovers a conspiracy while sleuthing a murder. 1 (CC) |
Videos 1 (CC) |
Everybody Smallville ‘Nemesis Apipe bomb [Supernatural Sam and Dean get |CW11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX Loves Raymond jexpiodes in one of Lex's secret labs. |thrown into the state penitentiary to |Tong, Jim Watkins (CC)
1 (CC) iN} 1 (CC) hunt a ghost. (N) A (CC)
L— le Ses 7 7
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil 1 (CC) News Jeopardy! (CC) |Frasier “The Ski /Frasier Martin |
WSBK ice) Lodge” (CC) |becomes a secu-
ly guard. nN |
at ec as PREMIUM CHANNELS reer
pe * The Trials of ay, Hunt Filramakers chronicle a rape-and-murder case |Big Love “Roberta's Funeral” Bill
HBO-E OOT (2006) that is dismissed after 20 years. (N) 1 (CC) makes Roman a settlement propos:
Luke Wilson. al. M (CC)
De La [4 4 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO (46) 4); PASSENGER 57 (1992, Action) Wesley
HBO-P eyemeerat DRIFT (2006) Lucas Black. An American street racer |Snipes, Bruce ae An airline security expert goes
er 24/7 (\ (CC) takes on a Japanese champion. ‘PG-13' (CC) up against skyjackers. ( 'R’ (CC)





a fan

% «1, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (1991, Comedy) Scott Bakula, Hector] & * HOOT (2006, Comed wt Luke Wilson, Logan Ler,
HBO-W _ [Elizondo, Robert t Loggia. A.34-year-old farmer aids a failing college foot- {man. A youth and his friends fight to protect endan-
ball team. 1 ‘PG-13' (CC) gered owls in Florida. ( ‘PG’ (CC)

("9 # & THE PERFECT MAN (2005, Romance- | * HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK (1998, Romance-Come-
HBO-S (Comedy) Hiary Duff, Chris Noth. A teen invents a se- dy) Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Regina King. An iddle-aged workaholic |
cret admirer for her mother. 1 ‘PG’ (CC) rediscovers her passionate side. O'R’ cc}

a th (5) * BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 (2006, Comedy) Martin Lawrence, | * DATE MOVIE (2006, Romance |



















MAX-E (ALE § (1986) |Nia Long, Emily Procter. An FBI agent reprises his disguise, posing as a Comed ) Alyson Hannigan. ‘PG: |
O'R (CC) heavy nanny. O ‘PG-13 3 (CC) 13 (CC)
|(6:40) & 4 V FOR VENDETTA (2006, Action) Natal-] # & & CLUELESS (1995, ne) si Silverstone, (5) yok THE |

MOMAX ee Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea. A vigilante Stacey Dash. Spoiled Beverly Hills teens careen ATRIX REVO-
fights a fascist government. 1 ‘R’ (CC) through the good life. ‘PG-13' (CC) LUTIONS |
(6:15) & | % GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ (2005, Crime Drama) Curtis “50 Cent” [Penn & Teller: [This American
JIMINY GLICK IN| Jackson, Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje, Walter Alza. iTV. A drug dealer Bulls...! Immigra-|Life Innovation. |
LALAWOOD a _jturns to rap music for salvation. 1 ‘R’ (CC) tion. (N) (CC) JN) (CC)







BLAC | 0, BEAUTY SHOP (2005, Com-
edy) Queen Latifah, Alicia Silver-
stone. 1 'PG-13' (CC) |

a 20) | DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (2005, Comedy-Drama) Kim-
RAUMA (2004) te Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore. A woman starts over after her
Colin Firth. R’ husband leaves her. 0 "PG-13' (CC)








PAGE 32, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007





INTERNATIONAL NEWS

(RR N00 Vs, =)
Tai Shan granted ‘visa’ to stay
two more years at US zoo

THE TRIBUNE

@ TAI SHAN, the National Zoo's popular giant panda cub, munches on bamboo in Washington,
Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Chinese officials granted the cub an extended "visa" on Tuesday to stay at
the U.S. zoo for two more years.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Leaked Blair-Bush
memo damaged Britain’s

international standing,
British court told

@ LONDON

PRIME Minister Tony Blair’s
senior foreign policy adviser
said Wednesday at the trial of
two men accused of leaking a
classified memo that such dis-
closures damage Britain’s inter-
national standing and put lives
at risk, according to Associated
Press.

David Keogh, 50, a codes
expert, and Leo O’Connor, 44,
a lawmaker’s aide, are accused
of violating secrecy laws by dis-
closing a document relating to
April 2004 talks between Blair
and President Bush.

The exact contents of the
memo, which is considered so
sensitive that much of the trial is
being heard behind closed
doors, have not been directly
referred to by counsel or wit-
nesses in open court.

But the Daily Mirror news-
paper reported that the memo
noted Blair had argued against
Bush’s suggestion of bombing
Al-Jazeera’s headquarters in
Doha, Qatar. The Daily Mirror
said its sources disagreed on
whether Bush’s suggestion was
serious.

Keogh worked at a govern-

nt communications bunker
that relayed information to
diplomats overseas via encrypt-
ed or secure methods. Prosecu-
tors allege he received a faxed
copy of the memo to send on
to an unnamed official, before
duplicating it unlawfully and
passing it on to O’Connor.

Both men deny breaking the
Official Secrets Act.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, a Blair
adviser present at the meeting,
said it was essential that world
leaders share their views frankly
and privately. Sheinwald will
take over as Britain’s ambas-
sador in Washington later this
year.

“The unauthorized disclosure
of these views puts their peo-
ple at risk,” Sheinwald said.

“When dealing with matters of

military and more sensitive mat-
ters of diplomatic relations, you
need a bedrock of trust.”

Sheinwald said at the time of

the discussion, the performance
of coalition troops was under
intense pressure due to kidnap-
pings, growing violence from
Shiite extremists and Spain’s
decision to withdraw its forces
from Iraq.

The judge then asked the
public to leave the court so that
the contents of the memo could
be discussed privately. The pub-
lic were allowed back as defense
lawyer Rex ‘Tedd began cross-
examining Sheinwald.

“If there is a discussion
between world leaders — no
matter how illegal or morally
abhorrent aspects of the discus-
sion may be — may that illegal-
ity or abhorrence affect whether
the cloak of confidentiality
should apply?” Tedd asked.

“Tl think the confidentiality
rule applies,” Sheinwald
answered,

Blair said he had no informa-
tion about any proposed U.S
action against Al-Jazeera. The
White House called the claims
“outlandish and inconceivable.”



The document, marked
“Secret-Personal,” was intended
to be restricted to senior offi-
cials and was written by a Blair
adviser, prosecutors have said.

Sheinwald said the “secret”
designation was used to indi-

cate the memo’s contents, if

made public, could damage
relations with a friendly gov-
ernment, threaten lives and
compromise military opera-
tions. He said the “personal”
caveat imposed a personal
responsibility on the recipients
to tightly control who sces it.

The ‘Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds fora

J good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the

} area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986

} and share your story,

INTRODUCING WENDY'S”

CHUNKY CHICKEN SALAD

COOL REFRESHING CHICKEN SALAD WITH TENDER

CHOPPED CHICKEN BREAST AND VEGETABLES,

TOSSED TOGETHER WITH DIJON RANCH AND SERVED
ON FRESHLY BAKED ARTISAN BREAD.



Do what tastes right®

ALLAN RENN ANAL

AARNE ARENA NH NN

AOA

Wane



ANNAN

.





+ &

ry

\




- THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

SECTION

| oe
? \

business@tribunemedia.net

BU

Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

a STS







Money Safe.
Money Fast.

international Money Tracster *

Gack ob Tic thaws

TST RNA ET O MA fF,

Oniine at

BankBahamasOniinecom



‘No new or increased
taxes’ in 07-08 Budget |

Minister identifies timeshare room tax as area of poor tax collection,
as ‘capacity constraints’ impact capital spending draw down

B By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

he Government’s fiscal
2007-2008 Budget will
contain no new or

increased taxes, the minister of

state for finance told The Tri-
bune yesterday, with the focus
remaining on improved revenue
administration and collection -
an area a number of agencies
had been doing a poor job in.
“Generally speaking, the
quick answer is no,” Mr Smith
said when asked whether the
Government planned to intro-
duce any new or increased taxes
into the Budget, whose presen-
tation will be among the first
tasks of the new administration

following next week’s May 2
general election.

“It'll probably be more in line
with the tax administration
we've been doing over the last
three years,” Mr Smith added.
“We now have in place a Rey-
enue Compliance Office in the
Ministry of Finance, and over
the last year they;ve been gomng
through every revenue item to
see if we're receiving the cor-
rect, maximum amount of rev-
enue from these items before
we fiddle with the tax rates.”

The minister said the Office
was “finding that slack adminis-
tration means that revenue is
being lost or not collected”.

Mr Smith said one example



administration weakness
involved the room tax that was
supposed to be levied on time-
shares, at a rate similar to the 6
per cent tax levied on hotel
room rates.

“The agencies that are
responsible for billing and col-
lecting have not been doing a
very aggressive job,” Mr Smith
said. “Particularly in the Family
Islands, people are saying they
want to pay but are not being
billed.”

Once the Government had
completed its efforts to tighten
revenue collection and enforce-
ment, squeezing every last cent
possible trom the existing sys-
tem, “then and only then can

you begin to look at addressing °

Mr Smith said increasing
import duty rates on certain
items to compensate for revenue
losses and weak collection in
other areas was unfair, as the
Government would be “taxing
the same group of compliant
people” over and over again.

The Revenue Compliance
Office had hired six to eight
people, all with backgrounds in
finance, economics and business,
to work on tightening revenue
collection and enforcement.

“We're going to be doing
more and more improvement of
tax administration, relying on
technology and training,” Mr
Smith said. “It’s already paying
dividends.”

On whether the Budget,

prepared by Mr Smith, his Min-
istry of Finance team and the
outgoing PLP administration,
will contain any incentives and
measures to further stimulate
business and the overall eco-
nomic environment, Mr Smith
said this was still being discussed
with other ministries.

Among those with an inter-
est in business development, cre-
ation and stimulation are the
likes of the Ministry of Financial
Services and Investments, the
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
and Bahamas Development
Bank.

Mr Smith acknowledged that

of revenue collection and

SEE BUDGET, 4B

‘JAMES SMITH

tax rates”. : which will essentially be one

Guana Cay opponents ordered to pay $100k

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Bank warns liquidity may
hit ‘economic growth levels’



\, @ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ommonwealth Bank has warned that the system-wide
liquidity crunch experienced by the Bahamian com-
mercial! banking sector during the latter part of 2006
could “slow the level of economic growth” in 2007 compared to
last year. its president and chief executive saying the situation
would have “material implications” for credit creation and con-

sumer demand if it continued.

William B. Sands, Commonwealth Bank’s president and chief
executive, writing in the bank’s annual report, said that while the
bank had set itself “aggressive objectives” for asset, revenue
and net income growth, credit expansion was dependent on mar-
‘ket liquidity - the surplus cash assets in the banking system avail-
able for onward lending purposes.

Mr Sands acknowledged that the Central Bank of the Bahamas
had “recently confirmed the shrinkage of available liquidity”

SEE page 9B



Tribune Business Editor



OPPONENTS of the $175 million Baker's
Bay Golt & Ocean Club development on
Great Guana Cay yesterday said they were
considering whether to appeal a Court of
Appeal order that they pay $100,000 as secu-
rity for the developer's legal costs, the court
having refused to hear their application for an
injunction halting all work until this was paid.

Fred Smith, the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association’s attorney, said he and his clients
were “considering” whether they had grounds
for an appeal against the security for costs
order, but they would make “every effort” to
make the payment if necessary.

“The court refused to hear our appeal until
we paid the security for costs.” Mr Smith
said. “The Association, despite this obstacle
to hearing our appeal. remains optimistic,
committed gnd alive and kicking, and will be
making every effort to meet the payment of
$100,000.”

Work on $175m Baker's Bay project goes on, as court refuses to
hear Association’s injunction appeal until security for costs paid

The Baker's Bay develepers, San Francis-
co-based Discovery Land Company, had
asked the Court of Appeal to order the Asso-
ciation to enter security for its costs to help
detray its legal expenses and some costs asso-
ciated with a work stoppage.

However, Mr Smith and the Association
are claiming that this is nothing more than a
tactic to prevent them from pursuing the case
by attempting to undermine their financial
resources.

“There is a misconception that our Asso-
ciation is being bankrolled by wealthy for-
eigners. This is not the case,” Mr Smith said.
~The Save Guana Cay Reet Association is a
grassroots Bahamian organisation that also
has the support of the non-Bahamian resi-
dents.

“We are dismayed that our right to be

heard in the protection of our rights is being
obstructed by the developers, in conjunction
with our government, who are putting up
roadblocks to prevent us having our day in
court.”

Mr Smith said that if he ever went into
government, he would look to enact legisla-
tion that would prevent cases involving “mat-
ters of grave public importance, to not be
blocked from having their rights determined
by procedural rules governing security for
costs”.

Hearing the case yesterday, Court of
Appeal president Dame Joan Sawyer had lit-
tle patience for any of Mr Smith’s arguments
that were not to the point of the case.

Discovery Land Company’s attorney,

SEE GUANA CAY, 4

‘It cannot be business
as usual for Freeport

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GBPA.
The GBPA’s ownership, and
that of its Port Group Ltd affiliate,



abel (0l0 a
Teel:
Ina snap!

Ned Seat sy

N

ie Bank of The Bahamas
SERS Tel se) Re i Oe Sg
Call 242-397-3000 for more information

ss

UU ORL TEI Os








The late Edward St George's
family “are not averse” to dis-
cussing the way forward for
Freeport, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) and the
Hawksbill Creck Agreement
(HCA) with the licencees, their
attorney told The Tribune yester-
day, recognising that “cannot be
business as usual”.

Fred Smith, a partner with Cal-
lender’s & Co, said the St George
estate had already indicated to
the Government its willingness to
enter into a process “to diversity
the share ownership base” of the

is currently being disputed
between the estate and Mr St
George’s long-time business part-
ner, Sir Jack Hayward. He is
claiming that he owns 75 per cent
of their holding company, Cay-
man-domiciled Intercontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC),
whereas the St George estate is
alleging that the ownership is
50/50 between the two parties.
Mr Smith added that a further
impetus for change in Freeport
had come from the originating

SEE page 3B

Bahamian bank wins
verdict on escrow deal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

A BAHAMIAN bank and trust company has seen the Privy Coun-
cil uphold a ruling in its favour relating to a dispute with a client over
fees and commissions it was paid for acting as an escrow agent, the high-
est court under Bahamian law also awarding costs against the other par-

ly.

Geosurvey Holdings Ltd had appealed to the Privy Council over a
July 28. 2005, ruling given by the Court of Appeal that favoured BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas, a decision that backed up the original Supreme
Court verdict by Justice Joha Lyons, which awarded the bank $881,156.

Geosurvey, a BSI (Overseas) Bahamas client, had appealed on the
grounds that ii was incorrect for the judge to determine an issue that

went against it, even though it was

not in dispute between the parties

before him. Vhe company also argued that it had been “untairly
deprived” of the opportunity to develop its argument and evidence on

this issue.

The Privy Council recorded that the dispute had its origins in the
1970s, when a Dr Peter Gollmer set up a business providing comput-
erised geosurvey services, Which he carried out through Geosurvey
International (GIL) and Geosurvey GmbH (Geo).

The companies won contracts with various countries, including Tan-

SEE page LOB
PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 | THE TRIBUNE
ee oe

THE PLP pledges
IS CLEAR! | trade accord
sac with the US

Competitive Prices li By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
For Any Type of Business "i Tribune Business Reporter
Parts and Services Available i he Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has
Order One Today. e pledged that if re-elected it will pursue

the completion of the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU) and, more significantly, a free
trade agreement with the US, this nation’ $ major
trading partner.

It also promised to complete a bi-lateral
agreement with the European Union’s Schengen
group to allow for visa- free access by Bahamians
into Europe.

The party said this was an indication of its
commitment to the “further engagement of the
Bahamas in trade matters, and to accomplish the
best trading agreements for Bahamians to open
new markets for Bahamian goods and services.
These agreements will ensure significant tax
concessions for Bahamian exports.”

The PLP also vowed that it will give priority

Tru ck G Equ i pment to foreign investors who demonstrate a willing-

= ness to partner with Bahamian investors, and
Sales and Se ruices * who commit to supporting - through targeted
financial and technical assistance programmes -
the development of Bahamian entrepreneurs. |
The PLP vowed to further assist Bahamians
by encouraging the formation of Employee
Stock Option Plan (ESOPa) in all enterprises,
INTERNATIONAL particularly those benefiting from government
incentives.
The party explained that ESOP contributions/ jj PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE
dividends would be exempt from the calculation
of business licence fees.







Authorized Dealer With regard to its international relations, the ment”. It plans to do this by:
Free National Movement vowed in its Mani- * Ensuring increased transparency in eco-
festo 2007 to continue to participate in regional, nomic and government systems.
Located off J. F K hemispheric and international organisations, * Forming strategic international partnerships
including CARICOM, OAS, the Common- with nations within the Caribbean community
opposite Esso on the run. wealth and the United Nations. and the Association Of Caribbean States.

Come see us or call Sean Bain In addition, the party says that if elected to * Negotiating membership in the World Trade
at 328- 2463 office, it will conclude bilateral visa abolition Organisation (WTO) to create new markets

agreements with selected countiies to facilite _ for Bahamian goods and services.
visa travel to the Bahamas and by Bahamians The FNM also pledged to maintain the.
internationally. * Bahamas as a low-tax jurisdiction, and continue

The FNM pledged to “enhs ce the pre- advocacy of a ‘level playing field’ for standards
paredness of the economy fer success in an | to be observed by providers of financial ser-
increasingly competitive international environ- vices internationally.

"We Keep You Moving"

Life

idem ie ieee letra)

Mt may’ sound cliché, but hanniness to me is cecing) my. dreams come true and charting < a course for
new ones; not just for me but for my Hanley friends and Ny frelartonstie with FirstCaribbean
makes VeOUNInG posslntes Lee ae

Speak to our experts about our Chequing & Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposits, SureStart and our
Income Escalator, plus get the pest insurance advice.

Success... Solved.

INTERNET & TELEPHONE BANKING” INSURANCE » ABMs © DEBIT CARDS e CREDIT CARDS

FIRSTCARIBBEAN.

INTERNATIONAL BANK
GET THERE, TOGETHER, -



ene
THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3B



,
Private trust boost

for financial sector

Freeport

FROM page one

summons filed by the Freeport
Property Owners and Licencees
Association with the Supreme
Court, seeking answers as to
how Freeport and the GBPA
had come to this current state
of affairs.

“The St Georges see that a
new day has dawned for the
future of Freeport,” Mr Smith
said. “It certainly cannot be
business as usual, as it was in
the past.”

He added that it was “not
politically palatable” for the

Hayward and St George fami- :
lies to retain the current GBPA
and Port Group Ltd ownership :
structures, and the former’s :
licencees were now moving to
assert their rights as enshrined :
in the Hawksbill Creek Agree- :

ment.

proceedings,” Mr Smith said.

“Tt is plain and obvious that the

licencees and residents of

Freeport are going to assert

their rights and future place as
partners in the Hawksbill Creek :

Agreement arrangements.

“The licencee action is an }

opportunity to begin to build

constructive and positive rela-

tions with the licencees. They

want to participate in Freeport’s ;

future, and the St Georges are

not averse to engaging partici-

pants in positive discussions.”
Meanwhile, the Hayward

and St George families, and

their attorneys, are back before
Supreme Court Justice Anita
Allen this morning. She has yet

to decide whether Sir Jack’s
claim to 75 per cent ownership }
has to be tried asa preliminary :

issue, as the estate wants, the
St George side considering this
issue to be “pivotal”.

On the Hayward side, ICD
itself has applied to the

Supreme Court to be joined as
a party to the litigation between :

the two parties, arguing that it
has a right to be heard. ICD

and its attorneys have also :
applied to strike out the action :
brought by the St George :
estate, and overturn the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd receiver- :
ship, which is being handled by :

BDO Mann Judd attorneys,
Clifford and Myles Culmer.

For its part, the St George

estate will be opposing the ICD

application, and is likely to

argue that it should not be

joined as a party and should

stay out of the litigation.

MIAMI WAREHOUSE

“The licencees have launched

m@ By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMIAN financial
services executives were
yesterday told that the leg-
islative amendments to
facilitate the establishment
of Private Trust Companies
in the Bahamas would help
position this nation as the
private wealth management
jurisdiction of choicem
allowing clients to have
more control over their
assets.

“These amendments
were particularly encour-
aging, as they demonstrat-
ed unequivocally the Gov-
ernment’s firm commit-
ment to ensure not only
the delivery of superior
financial services to our
clients locally and interna-
tionally, but serve to reas-
sure relevant stakeholders
of our continuing efforts
to underpin this commit-
ment by way of amend-
ments to the proposed leg-
islation.

“This is a progressive
step in the continued
growth and development of



The Tribune wants to hear
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
and share your story.

Now Receiving: Cargo
First Sailing May 2nd 2007

Located 3701 NW South River Dr.

Miami Florida 33142

Don Mackay Blvd
Marsh Harbour

P.O. Bex AB 20116
Abaco, Bahamas

Tel: 1 (242) 367-0593
Fax: 1 (242) 367-0594

Share your news

our economy,” Michael
Halkitis, Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry
of Finance, said.

He added that there was
wide consultation with the
relevant stakeholders,
including the Association
of International Banks and
Trust Companies, (AIBT),
the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB), the
Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners ( STEP),
Financial Services Consul-
tative Forum ( FSCRB), the
Central Bank of the
Bahamas, various law firms
the Attorney General’s
office, the Ministry of
Finance and the Ministry
of Labour and Financial
Services. before the legisla-
tion was passed.

Mr Halkitis said: “The
practitioners in the field
indicated that this vehicle
was preferred by high net-
worth individuals, that no
other jurisdiction had such
product specific legislation
at that time, and despite
the introduction of other
legislation such as the
Foundations Act, Purpose
Trust Act and amendments
in the Perpetuities Act, we













still need to provide an
even more attractive envi-
ronment for such persons.”
Arguing that the indus-
try was poised for expan-
sion, Mr Halkitis encour-
aged its members to con-
tinue reviewing and
upgrading practices and
procedures pertaining to
the industry, ensuring it
remains well regulated.
Heather Thompson, a
partner with the Higgs and
Johnson law firm, and who
served as a consultant on
several important pieces of
financial services legisla-
tion, including the Acts
relating to Purpose Trusts,
Foundations and Private
Trust Companies, walked
delegates through the com-

A
Da

2 REAL ESTATE
SALES PERSONS

1 REAL ESTATE
APPRAISER

~ Must have successfully

completed the required

course or licensed.












Call to drop off Resume

Tel. (242) 328-2001

&

Farocy again Raty)

LANDMAR K REALTY

INVESTMENT ARK Fl SERVICE







announces

Weekly Freight Service

BETWEEN
MIAMI FL - NASSAU - MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO f&

NASSAU DEPOT

Will Receive Cargo
Bradley St. Palmdale Opp. Kemp’s Funeral Chapel

ponents of the legislation.

Rochelle Deleveaux,
legal counsel for the Cen-
tral Bank of the Bahamas,
discussed the legal ramifi-
cations and implications

when providing Private
Trust Company services to
clients.

The seminar was held at
the Sandals Resort on
Cable Beach.

SUMMER CAMP
FOR ASTRONOMY

The Solar System

Explore:
The Constellations

Discover:
See:
Search For:
Where:

When:

Family 3 or more person - $250.00

Saturday May 12th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm



Commencing May 2nd 2007 (Dry Cargo)

May 3rd, 2007 (Refrigerated & Dry)

East Street North, Kelly’s Dock

P.O. Box N-351
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 1 (242) 322-2142
Fax: 1 (242) 322-6089



The Astro Club is designed to explore the wonders of the Cosmos with students with
the ase of their eyes, binoculars and tdescopes, We believe that science can be

fun, This summer camp will introdace them to an adventure with the stars,

This uaique experience is available nowhere else iv the Bakamas, The camp will
appeal to students 7 years and older. It's a life time adventure

Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Satum
Comets, Satellites, Meteors
The Cosmos Observatory. Has 360 degree panoramic view of the sky

June 19 to August 24th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
once weekly for 10 weeks. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday

Fee: $9.90 per visit ($99.00 paid in advance) 2
10% off for siblings. Fees include membership fee for the whole year
($10.00 value) Pick up drop off service on request. Make enquires.

No charge for adults accompanying students under age 7yrs.

To Find Out More

An Exhibit at The Marathon Mall. Find out about the club and see the
Telescopes we will be using, Saturday April 28th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Open House at Cosmos Observatory, Soe the Facility and sign up forthe camp.

Astre Club at

Cosmos os Obseryatory

iia % en fat baie
BO. Box N3122, Nassau, Behamas
Ph: 323-8879, Fax: 325-7162, Mobile anid, E-mail: sands de@gmailcom

Club Director - «Dr. David Sands

3701 NW South River Dr.

Miami, Fla. 33142

Tel: 1 (305) 635-4650
Fax: 1 (305) 635-4651

acaba pd osite Dollar Rent A Car

irport Locat fon)


PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, ‘2007
rece ee een A ie OS

GUANA CAY from 1

Michael Barnett, of Graham, Thomp-
son & Co, argued that because the Asso-
ciation was able to pay for legal repre-
sentation on several occasions before
the lower courts, the Court of Appeal
and the Privy Council in London, it was
reasonable to assume it could come up
with the sum of $100,000.

However, Mr Smith argued that
because of the nature and importance
of the case, the Association should not
be asked to pay any security in costs.

He argued that the Association had
no real assets and was only formed as a
company to give the residents and home-
owners of Guana Cay a legal avenue to
voice their concerns.

Dame Joan scoffed at Mr Smith’s first
suggestion, that his clients pay $25,000 in
security for costs, calling the offer unre-
alistic.

Although Mr Smith later submitted
that his clients would pay $50,000 in cash,
Dame Joan ruled that considering all
facts of the case — including the lengthy
proceedings — the sum of $100,000 was

reasonable.

The Court of Appeal president told
Mr Smith that he should have made his
clients’ objections to the sum known to
the developers’ lawyers months ago,
either in written form or verbally.

The $100,000, she said, is to be paid
within 14 days.

If the Association fails to make the
payment by May 10 — the date when all
parties are scheduled to return to the
Court of Appeal — the Association’s
appeal will fall by the wayside.

The Court of Appeal president yes-

terday also took offence to Mr Smith’s
behaviour in the court room, which she
considered too casual.

She admonished him that he was not
at a social event, but before a
court and should conduct himself accord-
ingly.

Dame Joan said her court, and the
judiciary, have in recent times been
attacked by members of the Bar, and
that she will no longer tolerate it.

“And I am sick and tired of it,” she
said.

The Court of Appeal president also

THE TRIBUNE

criticised Mr Smith for not being
properly prepared yesterday
morning.

This was despite the fact, she said,
that he has on numerous occasions spo-
ken to the press about the details of the
case.

On May 10, the Association can have
its application for an injunction to halt
work on the project heard if the security
for costs has been paid.

The Association’s appeal on the sub-
stantive issues of the case is still sched-
uled to go ahead on May 17.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EQS SSRN â„¢
SK S33
-

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/TRAINING/PURCHASING
EXPERIENCE:

Minimum five years multi-unit restaurant management.

Minimum five years drive - thni unit operations.

Minimum five years build out/openings of units.

Minimum five years training/purchasing for multi units.

Proven record of positive financial/operational growth & contral.
Knowledge of menu compilation and layout

Knowledge of food cost/labour costs and analysis.

Knowledge of setting up aud ruming a food commissary.

Strong BOH and FOH training and skills.

Must be willing and able to work in the trenches.

Knowledge of marketing a definite plus.

Food service and handling certification a definite phis.

Excellent Organizational aid communication skills.

Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs md POS systems.
Tertiary education is essential” ~*~ —-- -

COMPANY ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years multi-unit responsibility for daily restaurant administrative and financial data
auditing, computing and reporting. ;
Five years experience in daily, weekly and monthly restaurant environment payable and receivable
accounts entry and auditing.

Total proficiency in the monthly, quarterly and yearly compilation of budgets, P&L statements, bal-
ance sheets and cash flow reports.

Exceptional knowledge of all Microsoft Office Systems and the ACCPAC Buswmess Reporting Sys-
tem. ,

Exceptional direction, commnmication and organizational skills.
Tertiary level education in accounting or related field.
Salary based upon experience and productivity.
Please e-mail resumes to: Managing Director at barrobahamas.com

NO TELEPHONE INTERVIEW ACCEPTED

MESSAGE FROM:

THE CLEARING |
BANKS ASSOCIATION

The Clearing Banks of the
Bahamas advise that

Election Day

Banking hours will be as follows:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2"¢
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Regular banking hours will resume on
THURSDAY, May 3" from
9:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.



BUDGET from 1

“we might want to increase” the
funding for the Bahamas Entre-
preneurial Venture Fund, the
so-called venture capital fund
designed to assist budding entre-
preneurs and start-ups, which
has received $1 million annually
from the Government since
being set-up.

Mr Smith said the 2006-2007
Budget was the first one in
which the Government had giv-
en fiscal predictions for the next
two to three years, and the Gov-
ernment was “doing our very
best to frame the Budget so we
keep pretty much within those
benchmarks”.

i+

Government
of Canada

For the 2006-2007 fiscal year,
which closes on june 30, the
Government projected that the
GFS fiscal deficit (a measure-
ment that strips out the cost of
debt principal redemption) will
be equivalent to 1.9 per cent of
Bahamian GDP, standing at
$125 million.

For this current Budget year,
recurrent revenues were fore-
cast to be $1.347 billion, while
recurrent expenditure and cap-
ital expenditure were projected
to be $1.386 billion and $196
million respectively.

For 2007-2008, the Govern-
ment has forecast that it will
reduce the GFS fiscal deficit to
1.3 per cent of GDP or $90 mil-

Gouvernement
du Canada

AT YOUR SERVICE

The Canadian High Commission in Jamaica offers a registration
for Canadians who expect to be living in, or are already living
in The Bahamas for three months or more.

The service is provided in the event there is a need to contact
Canadians to offer urgent advice during a natural disaster or
civil unrest, or of a family emergency at home. The registration
is voluntary and personal information-provided on the registration
form is protected and used in accordance with the provisions
of the Privacy Act. For anyone who has registered with our
office in the past, we would appreciate being kept advised of

any changes to your address or telephone numbers.

You can register online at www.voyage.gc.ca. If you have any
concerns regarding the submission of your personal information
online, you may choose to register by mail, fax or in person
using our printed form, which can be picked up at our office or
downloaded at the above website.

Contact information:
Canadian Consulate

P.O. Box SS 6371 Shirley Street Shopping Plaza

Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393-2123
Fax: (242) 393-1305

e-mails: kngtn-cs@international.ge.ca



lion, based on revenues of
$1.455 billion and recurrent
spending of $1.475 billion and
capital spending of $20 million.

Ultimately, the Government’s
target is to reduce government
debt from a percentage of GDP
that was last year arg 38.4
per cent to closer to 3@ per cent,
reduce and then eliminate the
persistent fiscal deficits; and
keep the ratio of government
revenues to GDP at 20 per cent
or above.

Mr Smith said yesterday of
the public finances performance
in 2006-2007 to date: “We were
quite bullish on the revenue
side, especially for the first three
quarters. We saw a kind of
falling off last month, but that —
might be a blip because of the
election. We’re investigating
that to make sure it’s not a
trend.”

On the expenditure side, the
minister said there had been a
“widening of the gap”, as capital
works, projects previously
approved were now beginning

‘to start, drawing down on pre-

viously allocated funds.

Mr Smith said predicting the
start of public sector works pro-
jects, and when allocated capital
would be drawn, was becoming
increasingly difficult.

This was due to “capacity con-
straints” resulting from the high
level of private sector activity
relating to foreign investment
projects and residential and
commercial construction, which
were occupying all available
contractors and workers.

This, Mr Smith said, was caus-
ing time lags of up to six months
between project approval and
funfing being put in place, and
construction on facilities such
as new schools arti

“Going forward, weé’re really
going to have to find a way to
get a handle on this - when it’s -
going to be spent, given the lev-
el of economic activity,” Mr

Smith said. “It’s a bit hard to «

put your arms around it.”

NOTICE

EMI

AR FOR

TE INDUSTRY

The Compliance Commission, in conjunction with the
Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), will be holding
a half day seminar exclusively for the Real Estate Industry
on Friday, 27th April 2007 at the British Colonial Hilton.

The seminar will begin promptly a 9:30 a.m. and conclude

at 12:30 p.m.

The primary purpose of this seminar is to highlight
antimoney laundering isses specific to the Real Estate
Industry. Some of the subjects to be addressed are:

e What makes a Real Estate Broker or Developer a

“Financial Institution”;
e The Compliance Commission’s Registration Process;
e A review of the risk-based on-site examination

process;

e When and how to file a supicious transaction report;
e Impact or recent amendments on the Real Estate

Industry;

¢ BREA as a Self-Regulatory Organization and much,

much more.

The Compliance Commission and BREA recommend
participation from all Real Estate Broker and developer

firms.

Kindly confirm your attendance with at BREA’s office
telephone #322-2145 or at the Compliance Commission
telephone #702-1548.


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5B

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



MUST SELL ten
VAAN
, MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES



ELEUTHERA - LOT NO. 14B & 7B, PALMETTO POINT

—— _ | 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 Palmetto
x , «| Point District of the Island of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point settlement to Savannah
| Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham’s Pond, and which said piece, parcel or Lot of land and improvements forms a
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 isapoolareaatthe ,
rear of this building approximately 537.14 sq. ft. with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area is complete with all utilities

and services available.
Appraisal: $513,959.00





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, the
said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single

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 posibility
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 wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00

‘ Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

+. 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an
“pai| area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of
‘ one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment 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 roof and L-shape in design with a total
encompasses a two storey building which is length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
; rr : approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a d ae se rl blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors
wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of ® ne NSS:

enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility : Appraisal: $265,225.00

room. 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 available.

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

LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

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 Eleuthera 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





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 approximately 15ft abov
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) “= > ote ee

weed a - STORES RRTRTES FON RRR Me Mange p Or er
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an,area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision. knawn aS'Wipten ‘Heighissthis property is compris \ ‘year. ol
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 downstairs consisting of a foyer,
guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units 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
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
) 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 rainwater
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 painted _
yellow trimmed white.





LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot 12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathway and low shrubs. The
yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.

Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take first right which is Wimpole St., go around the

curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the
subject building is an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white. :

| VACANT PROPERTIES

DUNDAS TOWN



Lot #21, crown allotment, this is vacant land approximately 10,810 sq. ft. situated off s.c. bootle drive. APPRAISAL: $17,836.50



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 Commonwealth
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; on the south by a 20’
wide rqad 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 neighborhood is
zoned tesidential 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 available.

APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

i



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 Town 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 running thereon 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 hundredth ft;
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 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,421.00



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 The Bahamas, and is bounded
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 Limited, and running thereon for a
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 the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running
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 topography of approximately 2

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 of the
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 Coridon Limited,
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 Highway
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 commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.

APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

eyes e EMM) eR RLU MLE OLE §
Philio White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851



To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com - Click on “Real Estate Mall” - Click on doorway “Enter Online Store”



= ay,
PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE

Cer | RN

AirTran strikes a

“ANDEAUS

INSURANCE BROKER Co. Ltd.

To our Valuable Clients:

Office Hours: Election Day
Wednesday May 2nd, 2007

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

@ By JIM ELLIS

Associated Press Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —

Telephone: (242) 323-4545

AirTran Holdings Inc., parent
of regional carrier AirTran
Airways and a spurned bidder

Fax: (242) 328-6357

#2 & #7 Trinity Plaza, West Bay Street



for rival Midwest Air,

ANNOUNCEMENT

Dr. Beverton Moxey

Internal Medicine Specialist
Diplomate American Board Of Medicine

Dr. Beverton Moxey 1s pleased to
announce the location of his medical
practice on Montrose Avenue and
Arundel Street. Dr. Moxey completed
his Internal Medicine S ecialty
trang at the University of Virginia
School of Medicine Roanoke-Salem
Program where he also served as Chief
Resident. His practice encompasses
comprehensive medical and critical
care for adults mcluding but not
lunited to annual physicals, disorders
of dl orion Diabetes Mellitus,

elevated cholesterol and acid reflux.

Dr. Moxey returned home in 2005 ‘and
is currently an Acting Consultant in the
Department of Medicine at Princess
Margaret Hospital. He also serves as
Clinical Instructor for the University of
The West Indies School of Medicine
Bahamas campus. Dr. Moxey is an
Attending Physician on the medical
staff of Doctors Hospital and 1s a
articipating health care provider in the
Pak multi- specialty sessional
clinic. Please call our office today to
schedule your next appomrtment or
consultation with Dr. Moxey

Briere Health & Healing Medical Centre
Montrose Avenue & Arundel Street
Tel: 242-328-I119

WINDERMERE HIGH SCHOOL

ENTRANCE
EXAM

SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 2007
9:00 a.m.-12noon

at

The Bluff Primary School
Windermere High School
Green Castle Primary School
Ebenezer Methodist Church
Epworth Hall, Nassau

Children presently in Grade 6
and above are eligible to
write exams for Grade 7-12.

Telephone #(242) 332-6105
(Monday - Friday 9a.m.-3p.m.)



on

Wednesday said it swung toa
first-quarter profit as higher
fares and improved traf

fic



drove a surge in revenue.

AirTran said it earned $2.4
million, or 3 cents per share,
in the January-March period
versus a loss of $8.8 million, or
10 cents per share, in the year-
ago period.

Sense

“We obviously feel a sense
of satisfaction with the first
quarter even though our prof-
it is not large,” said Joe
Leonard, AirTran chairman
and chief executive during a
conference call Wednesday.
“The first quarter for us is
always a tough quarter.”

Leonard cited AirTran’s
profits despite winter storms
and continuing high fuel prices
as contributing to the compa-
ny’s profitability.

“About $4.5 million dollars

in refunds were issued due to
storms and cancellations,”
Leonard said. “That’s a sub-
stantial loss, but we’re pretty
happy with the way we’ve got-
ten through it.”

Two weeks ago, AirTran
told Wall Street to expect a
“slight profit.” Analysts polled
by Thomson Financial were
looking for a penny per share.

Revenue jumped 21 percent
to $504.5 million from $416
million. Analysts expected
$504.3 million in revenue.

“This is a good indicator,”
said analyst Ray Neidl, of
Calyon Securities Inc. “If Air-
Tran can do well in the first
quarter, they should be able to
carry this through for the
year.”

AirTran shares added 10
cents, or .86 percent, to $11.70
in midday trading on the New



(e “KA- CHING!”

MONEY IN YA’ POCKET!

BUY GOOD QUALITY, SLIGHTLY USED
GOODS FOR

50% - 80% OFF

Tel:



THE ORIGINAL
RETAIL PRICE.

PLUS, GET CASH FOR ANY NEW OR
USED ITEMS YOU HAVE LYING
AROUND YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU
DON’T NEED OR WANT?

Located inside Pricebusters store,
#361 Soldier Road.
393-0535









first quarter profit

York Stock Exchange. They
have ranged from $9.06 to
$15.77 over the past year.
AirTran has offered about
$389 million in cash and stock

for Midwest Air Group Inc., -

but the Midwest board has rec-
ommended that shareholders
reject the bid as inadequate
and has argued it can be more
profitable alone.

That means there could be a
showdown at Midwest’s annu-
al shareholders meeting in
June. AirTran has courted
Midwest shareholders for more
than a year, boosting its bid
from an initial offer of $78 mil-
lion.

“We’re confident that at the
end of the day we will prevail,”
Leonard said. “It’s taking two
good airlines and making one
great airline.”

Airline

A combined airline would
offer more than 200 airplanes
serving more than 70 cities,
Leonard said. AirTran’s ten-
der offer expires May 16.

In AirTran’s earnings report,
it said revenue passenger miles,
which measure one paying pas-
senger flown one mile, rose
19.2 percent to 3.65 billion in
the quarter. Capacity increased
20.5 percent to 5.21 billion
available seat miles.

Load factor, which measures
the percentage of available
seats filled, was 70.1 percent,
down from 70.8 percent a year
ago. Average fare rose 6 per-
cent to $94.29.

AirTran announced plans to
begin service in 2007 to St.
Louis, Mo.; San Diego, Calif.;
Charleston, S.C. and Portland,
Maine. Midwest stocks rose 32
cents, or 2.33 percent, to $13.84
in midday trading on the
American Stock Exchange.

ERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

Procurement of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the

Y ear 2007
1.0

The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (hereafter called the

Purchaser’) now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for the procurement
of School Furniture/General School and Cleaning for the School Year

Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from the

Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education, Headquarters,
Thompson Blvd. from Monday, 2nd April, 2007, and obtain further

information, at the second address given below.

Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed

envelop bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject
bided on (e.g. “School Furniture’).

Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address,

on or before Friday, 27th April, 2007 by 5:00pm (local time). It will
not be necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by

2006.
2.0
3.0
4.0

mail.
4.0

Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those

Bidders or their representative who choose to attend, at 10:00am on
Tuesday, Ist May, 2007 at the first address below.

(1)

(2)

The Chairman Tender
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach

P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 327-1530

Purchasing/Supplies Section

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571

}
THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7B





@ By JULIA WERDIGIER
c.2007 New York Times
News Service

LONDON — Royal Bank
of Scotland, the British bank,
and two other European
lenders Wednesday offered
72.2 billion euros, or $98.5 bil-
lion, for ABN AMRO, the
largest Dutch bank, triggering
one of the biggest takeover
battles in the banking indus-
try.

Royal Bank of Scotland,
together with Banco Santander
Central Hispano, Spain’s
largest bank, and Fortis, a Bel-
gium banking group, offered
39 euros a share in stock and
cash for ABN AMRO.

Their offer, 70 percent in
cash and the rest in stock,
trumps a 36.25 euros all-share
recommended offer made by
Barclays, another British bank,
on Monday.

The bid by the Royal Bank
of Scotland group depends on
ABN AMRO keeping LaSalle
Bank, its American operation,
which is considered one of its
most attractive assets. On
Monday, ABN AMRO

announced that it had agreed
to sell LaSalle to Bank of
America in what was widely
seen as an attempt to discour-
age an approach by the Royal
Bank of Scotland consortium.

If successful, the Royal Bank
of Scotland bid would likely
lead to a break up of ABN
Amro, something the Dutch
bank has said it is eager to
avoid.

Rijykman Groenink, ABN
AMROs chief executive, has
in the past said that he would
reject any plans to split up
ABN AMRO, where he has
spent almost all of his career.

Before Wednesday's offer,
he had said that he would pre-
fer a combination with Bar-
clays, which would create one
of the world’s largest banks, to
any approach that would break
up ABN AMRO.

On Monday, Groenink said
that he did not think dividing
the bank up made financial
sense.

Some analysts said that the
battle for ABN AMRO would
not be decided on price
because of Groenink’s eager-
ness to avoid a division of the

LOST

GOLDEN RETRIEVER
“PADDINGTON”

$300 REWARD

LAST SEEN IN CABLE BEACH NEAR SUPER VALU FOOD STORE

on April 17, 2007

License # 7-1402

Neutsred Male

PLEASE CALL DR. DAVID ALLEN:
(HM) 327-7863 OR (CELL) 557-3172

allens@coralwave.com





UK banks bids
98.5bn for
ABN Amro

bank. He could argue, they
said, that there is more long-

term value for sharcholders if

ABN AMRO merges with
Barclays to create a larger
bank instead of being split
among three rivals.

Wednesday's counteroffer
also depends on the Royal
Bank of Scotland group get-
ting financial information
about ABN AMRO.

Other analysts said that
shareholders may still opt for
the higher takeover offer.

The Children’s Investment
Fund, an activist hedge fund
investor in ABN AMRO
Whose pressure on the bank’s
management board to boost
the share price triggered the
start of takeover talks with
Barclays earlier this year,
Wednesday called the offer by

the Roval Bank of Scotland |

consortium “compelling.”

INSIGHT

Cin
behind the
Wa ac
est
Mondays



DAY APRIL 28TH

SHOPS & OFFICES

(Next to Wendy's on Bernard Rd.)

¢° Ample Parking
° For more information call 396-0000






TAYLOR

INDUSTRIES LTD.
111 Shirley Street

WILL BE CLOSED FOR
ANNUAL STOCKTAKING

Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28

The London-based fund,
which owns less than 3 percent
in the Dutch bank, also said
that ABN AMRO must now
allow the Royal Bank of Scot-
land group full access to the
same financial information it
has already given to Barclays.

It said that ABN AMRO
should recommend the offer,
and terminate the sale of

MUST SELL

Lot of land with a combined area of 11,500 sq.ft. being Lots #22 & 23 Kim Crescent in Baillou Dale Sub-
division off Baillou Hill Road. The property is comprised of an 18yr old single family residence consisting
of 2,000 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, living, family, dining, kitchen and laundry rooms. ,The
building is enclosed and landscaped with a grass lawn, flowering plants and fruit trees.
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone.

We regret any inconvenience this
will cause to our customers.

























PARE eae eae RES




For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:

Credit Risk Management — Managing Director’s Office
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608

tase gesy Geeiyiag BN pyrernAginen meat ork ae pipes






Interested persons should’submit offery'in Writing addressed 162.5 > >
The Manager, Credit Risk Management »Managing Drrector’s Office...
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before April 27, 2007












Bernard Road Complex
Bernard Road
www.bahamasrealty.bs
www.cbrichardellis.com



BAHAMAS REALTY trp

COMMERCIAL

In association with

CBRE

CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD



oe




$KRKEREOCOWaa
“ee IN \\\\ .



\ WOR .

\



MOO

Evan inns

“PHONE 320.6

NI


PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE





SEGEERREGBERSERBEE

with friends, but Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke tried anyway: Take
time to learn how to handle
money.

“Although financial matters
are probably not at the front of

a By JEANNINE AVERSA
‘AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — It
might be a hard sell to kids
daydreaming about prom,
summer vacation or hanging

JULIUS BAR

Julius Baer, a leading global wealth manager is
seeking to employ an experienced professional to
join their team as:






Portfolio Specialist

The main tasks of this position are:

¢ Monitor and implement-global investment
templates and systems for wealth management
client;

¢ Execute trades and contro! procedures to portfolio
managed client base across fixed-income, equity
and FX markets;

¢ Implement Portfolio Management policies,

procedures from head office;

Market Portfolio Management services to

prospective and current clients.

RGEC AUCEREHHR TERE RRR SHEER RBC EE PEBMRER EGE






The successful candidate will have:

¢ Minimum three years experience in portfolio
management or product specialist function in a
wealth management context;

¢ Bachelors Degree in Finance or Economics, further
education is plus (e.g. Series 7 or CFA;)

e Strong analytical skills

Interested person meeting the above criteria should
apply in writing, on or before May 10, 2007 enclosing
a full résumé with cover letter to:

a8

WREAE TERA REE RRR RAPER








= BY MAIL BY HAND

s--Personal & Confidential Personal & Confidential

__Resident Manager Resident Manager

: 7P.0. Box N-4890 Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Nassau, Bahamas Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore




Nassau, Bahamas

gaRe
HARBORSIDE
RESORT

JOB OPPORTUNITY
AVAILABLE

Director of Sales
SALES DEPARTMENT



mea ee

a
3
3
a
a
%
u
cI
8
x
2
4
a
a
®
&
9
5
a
8
a
&
t
ke
if

CE
cage eee ee te we.

ae 2
Bee ee

't Job Summary

Interested candidates must have the ability to:

¢ Direct, coordinate, and staff the sales operation at Harborside
Resort at Atlantis.
¢ Work in coordination with the Marketing department on the
development of Marketing and Sales Programs.
Deliver results by meeting targeted sales goals, budget
management, staff and personal development.
Participate in weekly Yield Meetings and is proactive in
developing the SVO culture at The Harborside Resort at
Atlantis.
Direct the hiring and development of the leadership talent
necessary to achieve the goals.
Communicate all necessary information in a timely fashion to
the Project Director. .
Establish and maintain a consistent, relevant training program(s)
utilizing company resources
Schedule management and sales executives in a manner that
will create a smooth flow and process to achieve company
goals. >
Lead the sales operation in a constancy of purpose striving to
maintain our corporate vision and culture.
Anticipate the needs of the operation and the customer.
Create a synergistic environment with Operations, Marketing,
SVO corporate.
Constantly strives to operate the Sales department profitably.
(NOTE: Always seeking the most efficient ways to operate
the sales function.)
Direct the planning, organization, and coordination of the
morning sales meeting “Pump Sessions”.
Train Sales & Leadership talent according to SVO and brand
guidelines.

Qualifications:

Proven successful track record of directing Sales and Marketing
teams.

A minimum of proven 5 years recent vacation ownership
experience at a Director level position. Starwood Vacation
ownership experience is a plus.

Experience gained through increasingly responsible
management positions within sales.

Strong leadership skills.

Excellent communication, listening and organizational skills.
College degree preferred.

All interested candidates should submit their resumes by
May 11th, 2007. Fax number — 242-363-6822



your minds today, the day will
come when you will be respon-
sible for managing your own
or your family’s budget or
when you find that you need to
save to get the things you want
—a college education, a new
car or even your own home,”
Bernanke said Wednesday in
remarks prepared for students
at Wilson Senior High School.

An explosion of financial
products means that people
have to be increasingly more
financially sophisticated, he
pointed out. That also means
students need to understand
the fundamentals of budget-
ing, banking, saving and invest-
ment, Bernanke said.

“It is also essential that you

‘know how to use — properly

INSIGHT

For the stories behind

ate M ate CMe rele Mele] a) 4
on Mondays



SALE OF GOODS

Storm Frame Windows is selling
High Quality Hurricane Resistant Casement Windows
at LOW discounted prices due to non-payment of goods.
Company willing to absorb costis.

For more information contact our store
on Mt. Royal Avenue

Tel: 325-6633













PN





Receptionist Sales Clerk.

¢ Be Punctual



plus.






ELEMENTARY:



Music Teacher




Mathematics) Physics
Physics/ Biology

Male Physical Education




the following:

e A Teaching Certificate



forwarded to:






experience.
Dea



Computer Company Seeks Person to fill the position of

Applicants should possess the following:-
¢ Good Organization Skills
¢ Be Computer Literate

Previous experience in computer equipment sales industry a

Interested applications should send resumes
and other information to
nassautechjob@ yahoo.com

KINGSWAY ACADEMY
Vacancies for Teachers for September 2007

Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
o: . o . = ~
positions in the following areas:

Physical Education Teacher

Teacher for grades 1 through six

Religious Studies/Christian Values
Mathematics/ Information Technology

French and Spanish or Literature
English language and Literature
Food and Nutrition) Needlework: Art

Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A-T. UH, and AP level with at
least a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with 6 years
experience at High School level in the particular subject
area along with a‘Teacher’s Certificate. A Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
would be an asset. All successful candidates should have

e An Academic Degree in the area of specialization

e Excellent Communication Skills
¢ A love for children and learning
¢ High standards of morality

¢ Be a born again Christian

Letters of application together with a recent color
photograpgh and detailed Curriculum Vita (including
the names and addresses of at Icast three references,
one being the name of one’s church minister) should be

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and

dline for applications is Friday May 4, 2007.

PE UA TALON TPT CARI (PT




a














































TNE FNRI E ET Se AT Oe

{

and responsibly — the many
types of credit that will be at
your disposal, such as credit
cards,” he added.

In pushing this cause,
Bernanke picked up one of the
passions of predecessor Alan
Greenspan.

A nationwide survey last
year found that on average,
high school seniors got a flunk-
ing grade when it came to
financial literacy. They
answered correctly only 52.4
percent of questions about per-
sonal finance and economics.
The survey, sponsored by the
Jump$tart Coalition for Per-
sonal Financial Literacy, was
released by the Federal
Reserve.

Fed chief urges more
financial responsibility

The dismal results of the sur-

vey underscored the need for -
students to improve their |

financial know-how.

“As you think about your
future, don’t forget the impor-
tance of financial literacy,”
Bernanke told the students.

In his remarks, he did not
talk about the future course of
interest rates in the United
States or the state of the econ-
omy.

Many economists believe the
Federal Reserve next month
will keep a key interest rate at
5.25 percent, where it has been
since last June. Before taking a
break, the Fed had steadily
boosted rates for two years to
fend off inflation.

NOTICE

mpki

company

Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Lad.

BAHAMIANS—PLEASE EXERCISE
YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

In order to encourage our staff and clients

to do the same, we will be open from
8:30am to 12:30pm
on Wednesday, May 2nd,

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

LAMPKIN & COMPANY
Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants Ltd.

12 Montrose Ave.

P.O, Box EE 15280

Phone: (242) 325-0850 Fax: (242) 326-8024
E-Mail: info@lampkinco,com





HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS
IS HIRING SALES AND
MARKETING EXECUTIVES

Are you searching for a career with an ocean

of earning potential?

Harborside Resort at Atlantis is currently seeking Sales and
Marketing Executives to join our team in generating maximum
vacation ownership sales while maintaining both a professional
personal image and upholding company standards of integrity and
professionalism in servicing our clients. We are looking for

candidates with:

* Proven vacation ownership sales and marketing experience
* Focus on efficiency, net closing, sales volume

and Owner services

¢ Excellent communication skills at all levels

* College education (a plus)

* Ability to perform work in The Bahamas

At Harborside Resort at Atlantis you'll discover all the
advantages you would expect from one of the world’s leading
travel and hospitality companies, including outstanding
compensation and benefits. If you want a career that will help
you sail into the sunset one day, it starts with Harborside

Resort at Atlantis.

For immediate consideration, please respond to the Recruiter,
Harborside Resort at Atlantis, on or before May 4. Qualified
candidates may fax resumes to 407.418.7066, email to
recruitment-caribbean@starwoodvo.com or mail to:

. Caribbean Recruitment
9002 San Marco Court
Orlando, Florida 32819
USA

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-free Workplace

a@ac

HARBORSIDE
RESORT

=

ATLANTIS

THE ATLANTIS VACATION CLUB
THE TRIBUNE



ea ee
Bank warns liquidity

FROM page one

within the Bahamian commer-
cial banking system, while the
competition between banks for
deposits meant gross interest
margins on Commonwealth
Bank’s “consumer-based prod-
ucts” were likely to come
under pressure.

James Smith, minister of
state for finance, while recent-
ly telling The Tribune that the
Central Bank was unlikely to
raise the Bahamian Prime
Rate to prevent it becoming
disconnected from commer-
cial bank rates, admitted that
banking liquidity was “at the
lower end of the comfort lev-
cl”, standing at $170 million
at the end of March.

Commonwealth Bank
acknowledged that “any sig-
nificant growth in our loan

base is likely to be tempered -

by the level of liquidity in the
banking system”, aithough
demand for credit was set to
remain high due to overall
economic growth and rela-
tively low unemployment.

The bank’s analysis mir-
rored the'Government’s hopes
that capital inflows associated
with business expansion and
foreign direct investment pro-
jects would kick-in to boost
banking liquidity and the
Bahamas’ foreign exchange
reserves.

Mr Sands also warned that
“delays in the development of
major projects”, singling out
Baha Mar’s $2.4 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment, and the
impact of the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) on US tourist arrivals
‘and the hotel industry, would
require careful monitoring.

Commonwealth bank gen-
erated $40.4 million in net

income during the 12 months
to December 31, 2006, an
increase of 27 per cent over
the previous year, with rev-
enues up 16.4 per cent to $81.6
million.

Mr Sands told the bank’s
shareholders that while it had
achieved “double digit loan
growth”, the impaired loan to
total loan and total asset ratios
were “well-controlled”.
Impaired loans stood at 1.46
per cent of the total loan port-
folio at year-end, and 1.19 per
cent of total assets.

Some $5 million had been
gained through credit recov-
ery during 2006, Mr Sands
said, and “a significant amount
of the bank’s gross impaired
loan total resides in Grand
Bahama, which continues to
experience a general econom-
ic downturn”. Consumer loan
impairment.on that island
stood at 2 per cent, compared
to an overall average of 1.2
per cent.

This had resulted from the
2004 hurricane season and
subsequent closure of the Roy-
al Oasis resort, with the loss
of 1200 jobs. As at December
2005, some $2.4 loans were
being monitored, including 110
that were related to Driit-
wood, then-owners of the
Royal Oasis, totalling $0.8 mil-
lion.

Mr Sands said Common-
wealth Bank’s return on assets
and return on equity, the two
most common measures of
bank efficiency and perfor-
mance, increased by 4.2 per
cent and 9.9 per cent respec-
tively in 2006, ending the year
at 34.82 per cent and 3.76 per
cent.

Its overall efficiency ratio,
which accounts for non-inter-
est expenses, compared to rev-

enue generation also improved
to 46.7 per cent.

During 2006, Common-
wealth Bank saw its mortgage
portfolio expand by 36 per
cent, or $51.9 million, to $196.1
million, slightly below the pre-
vious year’s growth rate, while
the consumer loan and credit
card portfolio also: enjoyed
“double digit growth” to end
2006 at $568 million and $32.3
million respectively.

The overall loan book grew
by 17 per cent in 2006 or
$123.2 million to $828.8 mil-
lion. Deposits rose by $118.1
million or 17.3 per cent to
$798.4 million, while cash and
liquid assets expanded by
$31.9 million or 52.8 per cent
to $92.3 million.

Net interest income stood at
$72.2 million, compared to $62
million the year before, a rise
of $10.2 million or 16.5 per
cent, while interest expense
grew by 25.8 per cent to $32.2
million. Net interest margins
fell slightly from 6.7 per cent to
6.6 per cent, as pressure grew
on deposit rates.

Non-interest income rose by
$3.4 million or 18.8 per cent
to $21.2 million, while non-
interest expenses grew by $2.9
million or 7.5 per cent to $41.2
million. ,

Commonwealth Bank said
its total capital ratio at Decem-
ber 31, 2006, stood at 23.1 per
cent, some 2.9 times higher
than the minimum capital lev-
el required by regulators.

Its Tier 1 capital, primarily
featuring ordinary sharehold-
er equity, totalled $106.5 mil-
lion at year-end, a rise of $17.9
million or 20.2 per cent. Tier 2
capital, which comes from
preference shareholders and
cannot exceed Tier 1 capital,
stood at $85 million.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - REMINDER

The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all persons who bave
not yet verified for the January 2007 exercise to do so without delay.

Failure to present oneself or the appropriate life and payment certificate for
verification will result in the interruption of payments for June 2007.

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Public
Treasury at telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561

PUBLIC NOTICE - REMINDER

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9B

FIRSTCARIBBEAN

INTERNATIONAL BANK

ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS
FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited is accepting applications for various
entry-level full-time positions. These include:

¢ Customer Service Representatives (Tellers)
* Wallets Processing Officers & other Clerical & Administrative positions

If you possess the following skills and qualifications, here’s your opportunity to work
with the Bahamas’ most dynamic banking organization:

¢ Minimum of 5 BGCSE Certificates inclusive of Mathematics & English Language
(Grades of ‘C’ or better)

¢ General PC Knowledge - Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

° Fast & Accurate Keyboarding Skills

¢ Prior banking experience, though not required would be an asset

¢ Applicants should also possess excellent:

° Written & Verbal Communication Skills

¢ Interpersonal & Organizational Skills

¢ Analytical & Problem Solving Skills

If you believe that you’ve got what it takes and want to join our team, please submit
a detailed resume, including your email address, along with copies of all *relevant
documents to the address listed below:

Miss Deangelia Deleveaux - Business Associate

Human Resources Department

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited

P.O.Box N - 7125

Nassau, Bahamas

(Important: Please ensure that you include your return email address)

*Relevant Documents must include:

* Copies of your high school diploma, certificates, professional qualifications, etc.

¢ Three (3) written character references on your behalf

¢ Acopy of your valid police certificate

¢ Two of your most recent (2) passport-sized photos

¢ First 4 pages of your valid passport.

* Copy of your valid National Insurance Board Card
r

Note:

- Resumes submitted without copies of certificates will not be considered.

- Candidates who are contacted for an interview will be requested to provide original
documents/certificates for verification.

FirstCaribbean Bank offers a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate,
Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We
are the largest, regionally listed bank in the English-speaking Caribbean, with over 3,500
staff. FirstCaribbean offers a very competitive remuneration package, a medical/health
program, a pension scheme and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to all of our employees.
Additionally, we have a clear talent management strategy, which ensures to prepare you
effectively to take on a leadership role within the business and provide a solid foundation
for your future career.

FirstCaribbean International Bank is an affiliate of CIBC

SO

TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

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

wishes to announce that. applications

General Meeting to be held on Saturday May 19, 2007.

The Treasurer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas advises all pensioners, who
have not yet verified for the January, 2007 verification exercise to do so without

delay.
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.

Pensioners are to visit the Public Treasury Department on the ground floor of the
British American Insurance House, Marlborough St. and Navy Lion Road, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday to Friday, bringing with them
some form of identification such as a. Passport, Voter’s Card, National Insurance 1
D or Driver’s License with photo. Failing to present oneself or the appropriate life
and payment certificate for verification, will result in the interruption of bank
payments.
The qualification for each post is available upon request.
Please note that life and payment certificates are no longer required on a monthly

basis. However, pensioners must be verified during January and July of each year.

The life and payment certificates must be duly certified. Completed applications, along with the other information

requested should be returned to any of the offices on or

The following life and payment certificates are available at the Public Treasury:
before the close of business on Friday April 27, 2007.

Official Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used by
retired Public Officers

General Form 20

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Friday April

21 World War 1 Veterans and Widows Life & Payment
27, 2007.

Certificate to be used by Veterans & Widows of World War 1

30 Parliamentary Pension Life & Payment Certificate to be used
by retired Parliamentarians

Any application, not fully completed or without the
requested supporting information, or received after the

aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration.

120 Bahamas Widows’ & Orphans’ Pension Fund Certificate to be
used by Widows’ & Orphans’ Pensioners

All pensioners, in receipt of a pension that is paid by the Public Treasury, are urged
to verify during the designated months, each year, in order to avoid any
inconvenience.

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

For further details, pensioners may contact the Pension Section of the Treasury at
telephone nos. 356-4224 or 322-4561.






PAGE 10B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

. ; Y
4 ;






























| Bahamas Co-operative League Limited
&
' Bahamas Co-operative League
Insurance Brokerage Limited

will be relocating
to our new office complex at
| Russell Road

(Qakes Field across from COB campus through
the corner of McDonald's-we’re right next door)

On Monday April 23, 2007

Our new telephone number is

302-0100

We look forward to serving you
at our new location.

me fee ee mw ee ee

In accordance with Section 88 of Road Traffic Act,
Chapter 220, Statue Laws of The Bahamas, the
licensing and inspection of all Public Service Vehicles
will be carried out in New Providence and the Family
Islands beginning Tuesday May Ist thru Thursday, 31
May 2007.

Owners and operators of these vehicles must
ensure that the total numbers of vehicles covered
by ‘their franchise are presented for inspection.
When an owner/operator present fewer vehicles for
inspection than the number covered by his/her
' franthise, the Road Traffic Authority Board in
the “absence of proof will assume that he/she no
longer needs the franchise which are not presented for
| inspection. The Authority therefore, requires him/her
to show cause why his/her franchise should not be
| redyced on the strength of Section 89(1) of the Road
Traffic Act.

: Service Vehicle Li : & I i
{

Further, all franchise holders must produce
| doctmented proof to show that their franchise is
operational at the time inspection.

Signed:

VANE ERR A

THE TRIBUNE

he SS i i
Bahamian bank wins

FROM page 1

zania, but by 1983 had run into
financial difficulties owing, in
part, to the Tanzanian govern-
ment’s non-payment of sums
owed to Dr Gollmer.

As a result, a Dr Ibrahim
Kamel agreed to step in and pro-
vide financial assistance to the
companies in return for gaining
a stake in the enterprise, leading
to the creation of new entities
and agreements between the
parties involved.

These arrangements involved
a restructuring of Tanzania’s
debts to the Geosurvey group,
plus new banking arrangements
with BSI (Overseas) Bahamas.
This led to a contract being
signed on December 31, 1984,
where GIL and Geo agreed to
transfer to Geosurvey Holdings
Ltd all their undertakings and
debts, including the sums owed
by Tanzania.

To effect this, Geosurvey
Holdings, GIL, Geo and BSI
(Overseas) Bahamas executed
an escrow agreement on April
15, 1985, with the Bahamian
bank to serve as escrow agent
for an account “to which it will
credit” the proceeds from col-
lecting all overdue debts.

The restructuring led to an
arrangement where Dr Gollmer
gave up majority control of Geo-
survey Holdings, retaining 49
per cent, while Dr Kamel took
51 per cent and became chair-
man and financial controller.

A dispute between the two
broke out, and in October 1989
Dr Kamel was removed as chair-
man, financial controller and a
director of Geosurvey Holdings,
yet he was successful in regain-
ing control in late 1993.

Before that, though, the Privy
Council said that while Dr
Gollmer was still in charge, the
Bahamian law firm Callenders
& Co wrote to BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas on July 12, 1991,














FOOD & SOUL MUSIC

PURE FUN.....
YOU'D WANT TO DANCE





© CONCH FRITTERS:
OPEN AIR

°Grilled Burgers
ere Hot Dogs
@ Soft Drinks



The Countdown ts here
Who are you voting for???
FNM??? PLP??? Other???

oStarring: Election Campaign Party Contest

International Community (Bahamas) College Association
FAMILY-FUN-TIME FUNDRAISER â„¢

GOOD FRIDAY

7TH APRIL, 2007;,
12:00 Noon - 11:00p.m./



AM, Batley Park

yea Call 393-7628






WHAT'S MORE...? YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS IT!
HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE
ESPECIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!
1. We are not turning back!
2. It isn’t long now!
3. Choosing the right

enclosing three letters from
Geosurvey Holdings, Geo and
GIL terminating the escrow
agreement “with immediate
effect”.

BSI (Overseas) Bahamas had
already issued a writ in Novem-
ber 1990 against Geosurvey
Holdings and GIL to recover
commissions it alleged it was
owed for the escrow agency ser-
vices, claiming it was entitled to
be paid “customary rates” for
the years 1985-1990. This period
was later extended to 2003.

GIL, in its defence and coun-
terclaim, sought a declaration
that the escrow agreement had
been cancelled as a result of the
July 1991 letters, but this was
dismissed on the first day of the
Supreme Court trial.

Geosurvey Holdings, though,
in its defence and counterclaim
alleged that BSI (Overseas)
Bahamas was not entitled to
compensation under Bahamian
law, and that the 1991 letters
meant the agreement had been
terminated, seeking a court dec-
laration to confirm this.

But then, the Privy Council
recorded: “In June 2003, Geo-
survey Holdings substantially re-
amended its defence and coun-
terclaim, reflecting the change
of control which had occurred
since its initially amended ver-
sion. The re-amendments includ-
ed deletion of the contention
that the 1991 letters had termi-
nated the Escrow Agreement.

“Instead, Geosurvey Holdings
pleaded that the 1991 letters did
not have that effect on the
grounds that the Escrow Agree-
ment could not be determined;
two of the directors who signed
the May 1991 letter from Geo-
survey Holdings were disquali-
fied from acting because there



Venue:

Robinson Road




FREE ADVICE

INFORMATION &
TECHNOLOGY



* CAREER TRAINING
* JOB PLACEMENT

was a penal investigation being
conducted against them; the let-
ter had been sent pursuant to an
illegal arrangement between the
directors who had agreed to dis-
pose of Geosurvey Holdings’
assets for personal gain, BSI had
acted in breach of its duty under
the Escrow Agreement. Geo-
survey Holdings also sought a
declaration that the Escrow
Agreement remained in
effect.”

During the Supreme Court tri-
al, after the Bahamian bank had
called all its evidence, Geosur-
vey Holdings made a final
amendment seeking damages
from BSL (Overseas) Bahamas
on grounds of breach of duty.

The Bahamian bank denied
the damages claim, admitted
receiving the 1991 letters and
said Bahamian law did not pre-
vent it receiving commissions for
acting as the escrow agent.

At the trial, the Privy Council
recorded: “Having dismissed all
Geosurvey Holdings’ various
heads of claim against BSI, the
judgment turned to BSI’s claim
for commission against Geosur-
vey Holdings and GIL. In view
of the absence of the ‘separate
document’ as contemplated by
the Escrow Agreement, the
judge concluded that BSI was,

as a matter of principle, entitled
to be paid for acting as escrow
agent at customary rates.

“However, he decided that
BSI was disentitled from claim-
ing such commission for two rea-
sons: first, because the Escrow
Agreement had been deter-
mined by the 1991 letters; sec-
ondly, because the 1989 Act pre-
vented BSI from obtaining such
commission.”

In its Privy Council appeal,
Geosurvey Holdings argued that
it was not for the judge to find
that the escrow agreement had
been terminated, as this was not
its or BSI’s position at the
Supreme Court hearing. It also
alleged that Justice Lyons
unfairly led Geosurvey Holdings
to believe he would not “make
such a finding”, and that it was
unnecessary for it to supply
rebuttal evidence.

The Privy Council said it was
“clear” that Geosurvey Hold-
ings’ appeal “must fail”, as a
claim in its pleaded case
“inevitably required the judge
to consider whether or not the
escrow agreement was still in
existence”.

In addition, BSI had to make
out its claim against GIL, which
involved whether or not the
escrow agreement had survived.

As for the claim.that the judg:
unfairly led Geosurvey Hold
ings, the Privy Council said no
evidence existed to show this
was the case.

JULIUS BAER BANK & TRUST
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, a leading
financial institution, is seeking candidates for the following

position:

COMPLIANCE / MONEY LAUNDERING
REPORTING OFFICER

Requirements:

At least 5 years banking experience

CPA designation or equivalent

A broad understanding of Bahamian laws and regulations
applicable to banking and trust administration

Excellent communication and computer skills

Ability to work with strict deadlines and little supervision

Duties include:

Oversight and review of the Bank’s AML/KYC policies
porcedures and transaction monitoring systems 5
Liaising with regulators and auditors including follow-

up on findings

Conducting investigations

Regular interaction with the Bank’s legal counsel
Reporting on compliance issues to management and the

Board of Directors

Coordinating and administering compliance training for

key regulations

Maintaining the Bank’s compliance with Group’s standards
Rviewing new products, business relationships and

contracts

Interested person meeting the above criteria should apply in
writing, on or before May 4th, 2007 enclosing a full résumé

with cover letter to:

BY MAIL

Personal & Confidential
Deputy Resident Manager
P.O. Box N-4890

Nassau, Bahamas

BY HAND

Personal & Confidential

Deputy Resident Manager

Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore

Nassau, Bahamas



TEACHING VACANCIES

The

Anglican Centre

Education Authority

invites applications from qualified Teachers for the
following positions available in Anglican Schools

for September 2007. The

ublic is advised that

these positions are being advertised in accordance

with the

beforeA pplication for the renew

olicies of the Immigration Authorities

of Work Permits is

hat ied .¢.e 9%
We as 8 an tet O88
« 2 PPE 2e eo:

‘#
-~ &
ye eo he

FPPC Foe eCEIAF "FT ERYD DO eo es."

submitted. Bahamians are encouraged to apply.

Spanish Teachers
rench Teachers
Home Economics Teacher


















































Abaco M — 1.03 7.10 0 aan SE 3 Ca 55 000 N/M 0.00% Commerce conomics Teacher
m ¥ aco arkets: i! : A . -U. . : fo e 2
12.05 ® 10.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.59 11.59 0.00 1689 0400 69 3.45% Social Studies Teachers
9.00 7.10 Bank of Bahamas 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.737 0.260 = 12.2 2.89% Primary Teachers
0.85 4 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 4,000 0.265 0.020 3.2 2.35%
2.50 ¥ 1.26 Bahamas Waste 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.243 0.060 10.3 2.40% Langua e/Literature Teachers
1.49 1.12 Fidelity Bank 1.30 1.30 0.00 200 0.170 0.050 7.6 3.85%
10.41 w 9.00 Cable Bahamas 10.44 10.41 0.00 6 0.915 0.240 «11.4 2.31% athematics Teachers
2.20 * 1.67 Colina Holdings 2.10 2.10 0.00 0.078 0.040 26.9 1.90% Computer Teachers
14,26 } 9.99 Commonwealth Bank 14.26 14.26 0.00 3,144 1.084 0.680 13.2 4.77%
6.26 4.22 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.02 5.02 0.00 261 0.118 0.045 = 42.6 0.89% Chemistry Teachers
288 2.40 < Doctor's Hospital 2.43 2.43 0.00 9,100 0.295 0.000 82 0.00% Physics Teachers
6.21 ¢ 5.54 Famguard 5.94 5.94 0.00 0.522 0.240 811.4 4.04%
12.49 & 10.99 Finco 12.49 12.49 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.7 4.58% Physical Education Teacher
14.70 ; 11.50 FirstCaribbean 14.62 14.62 0.00 15 0.977 0.500 15.0 3.40% Rel gious Knowled e Teacher
17:11» 10.42 Focol . ‘ 0.00 1.644 0.510 10.4 2.98%
1.15 & 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.00 -0.432 0.000 N/M 0.00% x Biolo bf Teac er
10.20 ¥ 7.10 ICD Utilities 0.00 3,035 0.532 0.100 13.6 1.38% General Science Teacher
9.10 ¢ 8.52 J. S. Johnson 0.00 0.588 0.570 15.4 6.30% *
Premier Real Estate 00 0.00 1.269 0.795 7.9 7.95% Music Teacher
® fesceapesapspinemaaeitiss niet 8 ecurities § eee terc eran a AE AEGON Art Teacher
‘ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E
ue a Bahamas Supermarkets : 3 16.00 1.234 1.125 12.6
10.14 @& Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM
0.54 @ RND Holdings 55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 uaa Aa Eye peo N97
Mee us ges Course Basitities oor — Application must be received by Friday, May 11, 2007
43.00 » BDAB 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 00%
a a be ne oO = i pb ’
Bahamas Supermarkets 14:00 1400" 1.8200 8.3 2.04% Only qualified Teachers with Bachelor’s Degree and
RND Holdings 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%f eon a tin 7 3 ee : : ; rs
g Swe Hata Riltide. ara SE Teacher Training need apply. A minimum of two years
YTD% Last 12Months Div $ Yield % teaching experience is required. Teachers should have a
Colina Money Market Fund 1.336817" vorkinege k , y moO rs
bee. 2 nee ORs codon working knowledge of computers.
2.3294 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.649189*" _
| 1643. Galina Bend Fund 1238600"""* For further details please contact the Anglican
Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.4467°***" ices pRDANAALET RIE: Central Education Authority on Sands and East Street
BISX A SHAR E : ynds divided by closing price NAV KEY. at telephone (242) 322-3015 or write to:
52wk HP- Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-l yu - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity +13 April 2007
Provioug Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price i < a
Today @Close - Current day's weighted prico for daily volume Woekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week ** 31 March 2007 T he Director of Education
ChangA® Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths an . ~
. Daily “4 Numbor of total shares traded today NAV - Not Asset Value +31 Mareh 2007 The Anglican Central Education Authority
DIV % ~ Pividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M - Not Meaningful
P/E - Cliasing price divided by the last 12 month earnings F EX - Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = sees sg arch 2 i
: / . M livided by the last 12 mont 9 FINDEX - The Fidolity Bahamas Stock Index. J y 1, 1994 = 100 31 March 2007 P.O.Box N 656
= La
Y Tt he : = ee ae : i oe es rept cs Siu hacth rans sana tecaateaeeia es haar aame eae - 31 March 2007 me «
| hs "TO "TRABR CALI: COLINA 24 cL aDease TBH; FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 904.2803 Suis Se




‘ me

1

Ws ae a

aD FFP FERRO RES

enter

$B EP PSs ee
ha,

THE, TRIBUNE





Large goods orders
hit three-month high

@ By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Orders to U.S. factories for
big-ticket manufactured goods
rose in March at the fastest clip
in three months, helped by the
biggest jump in orders by busi-
nesses to expand and modern-
ize in 2 1/2 years.

The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that
demand for durable goods rose
3.4 percent last month com-
pared with February. That was
significantly better than the 2.5
percent increase that had been
expected.

Much of the strength last
month came from a 37.6 per-
cent surge in demand for com-
mercial aircraft. However,
orders for business capital
goods excluding aircraft also
posted a strong gain of 4.7 per-
cent.

That was the best showing
for this closely watched cate-
gory of business investment
since a 7.9 percent rise in Sep-
tember 2004. The rebound
came after two consecutive
monthly declines had increased
worries that troubles in hous-
ing and auto manufacturing
were beginning to cause other

INSIGHT

For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays

businesses to grow more pes-
simistic about the future.

The 3.4 percent rise in total
orders pushed demand for
durable goods up to $214.9 bil-
lion in March following a 2.4
percent increase in February,
which was previously report-
ed as a weaker 1.7 percent rise.

Manufacturing has endured
a slowdown in recent months,
reflecting troubles in the hous-
ing industry, which have cut
demand for construction
equipment, and weakness in
autos, where U.S. car makers
are struggling to reduce an
overhang of unsold cars.

The manufacturing weak-
ness mirrors weakness in the
overall economy, where
growth has been depressed for
the past year.

Many economists believe the
economy slowed to an annual
growth rate of just 1.8 percent
in the first three months of this
year, which would be the

weakest showing since the end
of 2005 when the country was
struggling to cope with the dev-
astation from Hurricane Kat-
rina. The government will
release its first look at growth
in the gross domestic product
for the January-March period
on Friday.

The strength in aircraft
orders pushed overall demand
for transportation goods up by
8 percent in March. Orders for
new cars and trucks rose by 3.3
percent, the best showing since
December, and a sign that
automakers are beginning to
get control of their inventory
levels.

Orders for computers
dropped by 4.2 percent last
month but demand for com-
munications equipment shot
up 12.3 percent and orders for
primary metals such as steel
were up 2.5 percent, rebound-
ing from a 3.7 percent drop in
February.

TAYLOR INDUSTRIES LTD

WILL BE CLOSED
at 1:00 P.M.

ON ELECTION DAY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2007

We regret any inconvenience
this will cause to our customers -



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11B

TEACHER POSITIONS

for Lower Primary Grades and
Junior and Senior High School

are now available at

Agape Christian schoo|

A Ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20760, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Applicants with BJC. and BGCSE experience in
Language Arts, Mathematics,
Literature, Music, Spanish, French, Computer Science,
Physical Education, Biology, and Art

Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the Statement of Faith of
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. Teachers must alsohave at least a Bachelors Degree
in Education ora Teacher’s Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent

resident of the Bahamas with work status. A heart for children is necessary.
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the office at:
Telephone (242)367-4777 8:30 A.M. - 3:45 P.M. or fax (242)367-5777

or visit our website www.agape-schooLcom for job or student applications

CRPFRD Pd OA POD PED Od Pet Pet Prat Prot POD LAS Pd Od Pred Pad Pd Pred

POA LOL OD POD POLL D ad Pot eh Poot Fab ED POD Lt Prat Feb

We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes

Christian values as well as a very high standard of education and

is approved by the

Bahamas Ministry of Education.
We seek to train the mind, guide the person,

Independent Auditor’s Report

and love the personality.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God....” 2 Timothy 2:15



to the members of Standard Chartered PLC

We have audited the Group (Standard Chartered PLC and its
(Standard Chartered PLC) financial
Statements (together referred to as the “financial statements”)

subsidiaries) and

for the year ended 31 December 2006 which compnse the Group
income Statement, the Group and Company Balance Sheets,
Company Cash Flow Statements, the Group and
Company Statements of Recognised income and Expense, and
the related notes. These financial statements have besn prepared

the Group and

under the accounting policies set out therein. We have also

audited the information in the Directors’ Remuneration Report + |!‘ {

that is described as having been audited.
This report is mace solely to the Company's members, as a

body, in accordance with section 235 of the Companies Act
1985. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might
State to the Company’s members those matters we are required
to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purposes.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or

assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company and
"Ss Members as a body, for our audit work, for this

the Company
teport, or for the opinions we have formed.
Respective responsibilities of directors and auditor

The directors’ responsibilities for preparing the Annual Report,

the Directors’ Remuneration Report and the financial statements

in accordance with applicable law and International Financial
Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the EU are set out

Reporting
in the Statement of Directors’ Responsibilities on page 74

Our responsibility is to audit the financial statements and the

part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited in
accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements
and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).

We report to you our opinion as to whether the financial

We read other information contained in the Annual Report

and consider whether it is consistent with the audited financial
Statements. We consider the implications for our report if we
become aware of any apparent misstatements or material
inconsistencies with the financial statements. Our responsibifities
do not extend to any other information.

Basis of audit opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with International

, Standards on Auditing (UK and Iretand) issued by the Auditing

Practices Board. An audit includes examination, on a test basis,
of evidence relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration
Report to be audited. It also includes an assessment of the
significant estimates and judgements made by the directors in
the preparation of the financial statements, and of whether the
ee
circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed

We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the
information and explanations which we considered necessary

in order to provide us with sufficient evidence to give reasonable
assurance that the financial statemefits and the part of the
Directors’ Remuneration Report to be audited are free from
maternal misstatement, whether caused by fraud or other
irregularity or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the
Overall adequacy of the presentation of information in the financial
Statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report to
be audited.

Opinion

In our opinion:

e the Group financial statements give a true and fair view, in
accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU, of the state of

Statements give a true and fair view and whether the financial
statements and the part of the Directors’ Remuneration Report
to be audited have been properly prepared in accordance with
the Companies Act 1985 and, as regards the Group financial
statements, Article 4 of the [AS Regulation. We also report to
you whether in our opinion the information given in the Report
of the Directors is consistent with the financial statements. The
information given in the Report of Directors includes information
presented in the Chairman's statement, the Group Chief
Executive's Review and the Financial and Business Reviews
that are cross referenced from the Report of the Directors. In
addition we report to you If the Company has not kept proper
papal, records, if we have not received all the information

we require for our audit, or if information
ake by law regarding directors’ remuneration and other
transactions is not disclosed.

We review whether the Corporate Governance Statement reflects
the Company's compliance with the nine provisions of the 2003

Ch ee December 2006 and of its profit
for the year then

« the Company financial statements give a true and fair view,
in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU as applied in
accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act. 1985,
of the state of the Company's affairs as at 31 December 2006;

+ the financial statements and the part of the Directors’
Remuneration Report to be audited have besn pr

P.O. Box, F-42654
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone: 242-373-9550 — Fax: 242-373-9551

Prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 1985 and,
as regards the Group financial statements, Article 4 of the
IAS Regulation; and
« the information given in the Report of the Directors is consistent
with the financial statements.

An elegant romantic oasis of (183) Suites, spacious Deluxe, Superior
and Garden Pool View guest rooms, (3) swimming pools, famous Ferry
House Restaurant, Sabor poolside dining overlooking the lovely Lucayan

Marina for your enjoyment. KPMG Audit Pic
London

FAC Combined Code specified for our review by the Listing Rules =} Chartered Accountants
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY War notroqufed to conser weather the Boats siaemants | 27 Febnasy 2007

On internal control cover all risks and controls, or form an opinion
on the effectiveness of the Group's corporate governance
procedures Cr iis risk and control procedures.

PELICAN BAY AT LUCAYA is seeking to employ dynamic energetic
and enthusastic people who enjoy working in the Hospitality Industry
for the following positions;

EXPERIENCED RESERVATIONS SUPERVISOR



Consolidated Balance Sheet
As at 31 December 2006















2008 2005
Notes Srlbon Smaion
If you have extensive experience in Hotel Reservations Sales Systems, Goa eclosion acetal iaie a 7.688 ©8012
then this is a great career opportunity for you. You must have the i reper ahs ee,
following; Loans,and advances to banks 16,19 19,724 21,701
&
Loans and advances to customers 17,19 139,330 111,791
i : oo Investment secunties 2) 49,487 37,863
At least three (3) years experience in supervision and training of interests in associatos 22 218 128
. Goodwill and intangible assets 24 6,146 4,321
reservations sales staff. Property, plant and equipment 25 2,168° 1,644
Knowledgable of (HIS) Epitome System preferred. oo a wa 4
Knowledgable of constructing Rates, Packages, Promotions, Prepayments and accrued income . oe 9,268 2,272
: : Total assets 266,047 215,096
Advertisements, Reservations.
Knowledgeable of Yield Management. aes wae hase
Must possess good written and oral communication and cumputer Customer accounts 29 «147,982—119.931
skills, along with strong attention to detail organizational skills ol earn aia a > ae, | Se
and follow through. Debt securities in issue 31 23,514 25,913
: : . one Curt 68 283
Flexible work hours required for this position. Griese s188 aa
ini ali i 1 . j i i uals and def i 3,210 2,319
Minimum qualification required; Associate Degree in Business ee ine i :
Administration or equivelant. Retirement benafit obigations 35 472 476
Subordinated tabdities and other borrowed funds 36 12,699 10,349
E-mail hr@pelicanbayhotel.com - deadline is April 27, 2007.
Equty
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE! Sore coll a7 692 680
: Reserves 38 16,161 11,222
” ” « Total yolders' 16,853 11,882
Pelican Bay at Lucaya is owned by Sundt AS, a private anes ee eer
; ” . 2 « y — a - -
investment company based in Norway. Pelican Bay is the Tae ed
Total equity and liabettes 266,047 215,096

only investment that Sundt AS has in the Bahamas. Sundt
AS also the majority share holder of Pandox, which is a
specialized European hotel owning company, that at the

These accounts were approved by the Board of Dwectors on 27 February 2007 and signed on its behalf by

E M Dawes RH Meddings
Chawmnan Group Finance Director

PA Sands
Group Ctwet Executve

v

moment owns 38 hotels in Europe (8650 rooms). Pandox
hotels operate under well-known brands such as Scandic,
Hilton, Radisson SAS, Crowne Plaza, Choice or are
independently managed.

Interested persons may obtain a complete copy of the Audited Accounts from SG
it hc Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, P. O. Box N-7788, West Bay Street, Nassau
ahamas


PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

THE TRIBUNE



Chynella first Bahamian

EFG @ Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT

EFG International - a global private banking group headquartered
in Zurich - is Switzerland’s 3rd largest public bank as measured
by Tier One Capital, with over $70 billion in clients’ assets
under our care. We operate in over 40 locations around the globe
with more than 400 experienced client relationship officers. EFG
offers a unique and compelling value proposition that is ideally
suited to provide solutions for the sophisticated private and
institutional investors.

EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd, with one full year of operation

. in The Bahamas, continues to expand as evidenced by its new
premises at the Centre of Commerce, | Bay Street. EFG Bahamas
has over 30 experienced professionals and offers a full suite of
private client solutions for wealthy clients around the globe. Our
unique corporate culture attracts the most entrepreneurial and
most experienced professionals in the industry. To learn more
about our unprecedented growth over the past few years, please
visit www.efginternational.com

We are looking for seasoned financial professionals with at least
10 years of sales and marketing experience in providing financial
solutions to high net worth clients and companies. The candidates
must possess a solid knowledge of investments, banking and
trust services. The ability to service and grow your own client
book is extremely important. EFG provides a unique and
uninhibited global marketing opportunity, an open architecture
platform and multiple booking centres.

The successful candidates must have a university degree and
possess either the Series 7 qualification, CSC, or UK equivalent.
The individuals must have the required qualifications and
accreditations to be registered with The Securities Commission
of The Bahamas. The flexibility to go on frequent business
development trips and work within very tight deadlines is also
a necessity.

EFG offers an attractive compensation plan that includes salary,
benefits and a bonus structure directly related to profitability.
Salary will be determined by experience and qualifications.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications by
May 4, 2007, to:

Fax No. (242) 502-5428

Attn: Human Resources Manager (Re: CRO/VP)
Centre of Commerce, 2nd Floor

1 Bay Street

P.O. Box SS 6289

Nassau, Bahamas

. “Teach Me, O Lord, Thy Way”...Psalm 119:33
Shirley Street
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers

for the following positions for the 2007-2008 School
Year.

School



- Journalism / Literature (Gr. 10-12)

woman to hold ‘dual
positions’ at Diamonds.



@ CHYNELLA FERGUSON

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, KESMAWN
JONATHAN FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to KESHAWN JONATHAN NESBITT.
If there are any objections to. this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, RO.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of

this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

( “become Ferguson has
become the first Bahami-
an woman to hold the

dual positions of human resources

director and controller of admin-
istrative affairs at Diamonds Inter-
national (Bahamas) (D1).

Ms Ferguson, whose previous
job was in human resources at an
financial institution, has been with
Diamonds. International for 18
months.

As human resources director,
she is in charge of recruiting,
retention, training and develop-
ment of staff, and assisting execu-
tives in creating new programmes
for development:and growth.

As the controller of administra-
tive affairs, she assists the island
manager in managing all adminis-
trative matters.

“This job is very fulfilling,” Ms
Ferguson said. “I’ve been in off-
shore banking, and to come into
retail with people who are even
more vicarious and full of energy
in a constantly changing environ-
ment - it’s exciting.”

Ms Ferguson said there is no
comparison between retail and her
previous employment.

“It’s different from everywhere
else. We have an exciting envi-
ronment where everyone is
involved in the growth of the com-




4

‘torb a

pany,” she adds. “Human
resources at Diamonds Interna-
tional is not restricted to pushing
paper around and making sure
everyone adheres to the rules. We
are involved in every aspect of the
company.

“To see the staff go off to school
to become gemologists, designers
and watch specialists. To see the
administration staff pursue further
education such as master degrees
and certifications. To see them
complete courses and grow and
actually use what they’ve learned -
that actually gives me pleasure. -

Diamonds International has a
96-four Bahamian to foreign staff
ratio. Ms Ferguson said the com-
pany jeweller, one of the four non-
Bahamian workers, will begin to
train a Bahamian so that they can
begin to able to manufacture j jew-
ellery locally.

“And we’re hoping to do that
from within, and give our staff that
opportunity to begin new careers,”
she added.

Diamonds International has
operations throughout the entire
Caribbean, with additional stores
in Alaska, Mexico and the Florida
Keys. There are four branches in
Nassau - all on downtown Bay
Street, with a fifth one under con; *.
sideration. Te

NOTICE

NOTICEisherebygiven that ELEFTHERIOS MITROGIANNIS OF
NO.109, SANDYPORT DRIVE, P.O. BOX CB-11493, 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 26th day of
April, 2007 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL-









The Public is hereby advised that we, EARL LAWRENCE
and ANNETTE NESBITT, both New Providence, intend to
change our son’s name from AJANI_ KIRK JHON NEBITT
to AJANI_ KIRK JHON LAWRENCE. [f there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, 2O.Box
SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.

The Public is hereby advised that |, JULIANA TAMIA
LATEISHA FENDON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to
change my name to JULIANA TAMIA LATEISHA
FERNANDER. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box SS-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE .
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL’

The Public is hereby advised that |, LEMUEL ROLAND.
FENELON of Nassau,Bahamas intend to change my-
name to LEMUEL ROLAND FERNANDER. If there are-
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you.
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,-
P.O.Box SS-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than_ thirty.
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

MUST SELL



- Religious Knowledge Bible (Gr. 7-12)
- Math (Gr. 7-12)

- Physics (Gr. 10-12)

- Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)

- Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12)

- Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
- Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)

- Spanish (Gr. 7-12)

- Georgraphy/History (Gr. 10-12)

- Chemistry

- Business Studies (Gr. 10-12)

- Health Science (Gr. 7-9)

- General Science (Gr. 7-9)

- Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)

- Music (Gr. 7-12)

- Biology (Gr. 10-12)

- Language Arts/Literature (Gr. 7-12)
- Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

- Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)

- Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)

- Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)

- Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)







NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that PATSY LUBIN OF POLHEMUS
ST., P.O. BOX CB- 12627, 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 19th day of April, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





ap swiss

financial

rvices
FUND ADMINISTRATOR

Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd. is a leading investment funds
administrator in The Bahamas seeking a professional, reliable,
hardworking, and motivated individual to join our staff.





Applicants must:

A. ° Bea practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith
of Temple Christian School.

¢ Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
higher from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization.

Duties/Responsibilities:




Manage a diverse portfolio of funds with varying complexities to include:



“{. Understanding assigned portfolio of funds (PPM, Agreements,
Due Diligence, Resolutions)

Trade processing (subscriptions, redemptions, etc.)

Execution of trade confirmations ;
Liaising with fund partners (investment managers, third party
administrators, private bankers, etc.) >

5. Proper Reporting to the Securities Commission of The’ Bahamas
6. Preparation of annual fund audits

7. Preparation of reports and special projects

8. Other miscellaneous duties

° Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma.




D. ¢ Have at least two years teaching experience
in the relevant subject area with excellent
communication skills.



PON



e Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examinations to the
BJC/BGCSE levels.



4 bed, 3 baths residential home, with large
kitchen, dining room, living room and office,
having dimensions of 56 feet by 42 feet.

Skills & Qualifications:



Bachelors degree in a business related subject
Minimum 3-5 yeats experience in similar position

Team player with the ability to function with minimum supétvision
Computer proficiency in MS Office - Word, Excel, Outlook
Professional written and oral communication skills

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Detailed analytical and problem solving skills




* Be willing to participate in the high school’ S
extra curricular programmes.





For conditions of sale and any other
information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
@ 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas.





Application must be picked up at the High School
Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full
curriculum vitae, recent coloured. photograph and
three references to:









Benefits include competitive salary commensurate with experience,
pension and group medical insurance.




Interested persons should submit
offer in writing addressed to:

The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
P.O. Box N-7518 Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before May 31st, 2007

Mr Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas ___.
Deadline for application is April 30th, 2007 -




If you meet the requirements specified-above, pleased send cover letter
and resume with reference: FASWISS, by May 11th, 2007 to:




Swiss Financial Services (Bahamas) Ltd, Human Resources,
P.O. Box EE-17758,
Nassau, Bahamas Y
Fax: (242) 394-9250 ¢ Email: vking @swiss-financial. bg" °





LAL LAA LALA LEE EDL DALE EKA EEE KDDLEELKEIDERAERRAAALAAAMAABAMARM EM

ION NON NaN TA

f





THE WEATHER REPORT



a ee

INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS




















































.3 all 3 ~ ol j
ply: aay vd AGU SEY Mey
j Today Friday WINDS WAVES VISIBILITY = WATER TEMPS.
High Low W High Low W WASEAU = Today: E at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles 77°F
F/C F/C F/C F/C Friday: E at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 6-7 Miles; 1 £
male Acapulco: ' 88/31 73/22 s 88/31- 74/23 pC FREEPORT Today: ESE at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles: 77°F
MODERATE Amsterdam | 72/22 56/13 pc 72/22 55/12 s Friday: ESE at 5-10 Knots 1-2 Feet 6-7 Miles | ire
Ankara, Turkey 64/17 36/2 po =~ 4/17 39/3 po ABACO ‘Today: ESE at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles 77°F
Mainly clear. Sun and some Clouds and sun, a Mostly cloudy,a Partly sunny.- The higher the AccuWeather UV Index™ number, the Athens : 68/20 . 52/11 pc 66/18 50/10 c Friday: ESE at 5-10 Knots 1-3 Feet 6-7 Miles - 77°F
cloudy. clouds. _ | shower possible. shower possible. greater the need for eye and skin protection. Auckland © | - 64/17 - 56/13 pe 6417 55/12 © :
High: 85° High: 83° High: 83° High: 81°. oo a oe t oh silo t
79° « 7Ao * 790 - 790 - 7N°~ OS ire eee s pe
: Lose io a . = Low: 72° a — zou - TF se HASSAU © Barcelona 72/22 56/13 sh 69/20 55/12 pc
Balsa LtaHT Neather Real Pt tere 1 til ealreel ACCL biti hs) lb) Pah bere 1=7 \7 aii r be
a a [eer-7sF | || 65-68" F High Hf) Low HLL) Boor ee
The exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature” is an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, ee preontation. pressure, a Today 4:27am. 2.4 10:33am. 0.4 Belgrade : 72/22 48/8 pc 72/22 53/11 §
elevation on the human body—everything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. Temperatures reflect the high and the low for the day. 4:51p.m.- 25 10:58pm. 0.4 Berlin 76/24 52/11 § 77/25 55/12 s
5:40pm. 26 11:50p.m. 0.3 Bogota 4 64/17 52/11 sh 66/18 48/8 r
Statistics are for Nassau through 2 p.m. yesterday Saturday 606am. 24 12:01pm. 0.3 ~ Brussels 78/25 «54/12 pc 79/26 61/16 s
ABACO Temperature 6:24p.m. 27 —- Budapest 74/23 46/7 pc 75/23 50/10 s
High: 82° F/28° C High _ 82" F/28° C Sunday 6:47 am. 24 12:36 a.m. 0.3 Buenos Aires oy 63/17 £ 43/6 $s = 66/18 46/7 pe
s' Low . . 70° F/21° C 7:03 p.m. 2.8 12:40p.m. 0.3 Cairo 81/27 63/17 pc 86/30 61/16 s
_ Low TI°F/22°C Normal high 82° Fi26 | —______________ Calcutia 10188 81/27 po 109/80 79726 pe
Z 3 gee Normal low ou... eee sivssievwecmere TO clea Calgary 56/13 36/2 pc 59/15 = 39/3 c
. WEST PALM BEACH ia — eee Last year’s RIQH oo....eescseeeeesseeee veciasee 87° F/312 C TT] ay ii iin | Cancun’ 88/31 73/22 pc 87/30 71/21 pc
: High: 84° F/29°C Be sees gs < oie Last year SHOW sanssastecsesachidins 72° F/22° C Caracas 86/30 66/18 pc 82/27 70/21 pc
ee 2 Low:71°F/22°C 2 Precipitation ....,,6:38. a.m. Moonrise ... . 3: * Casablanca 64/17 54/12 pc 64/17 55/12 s
As of 2 p.m. yesterday .. 0.00” 7:37 p.m. Moonset Copenhagen 62/16 46/7 pc 68/20 52/11 pc
Year to date 13.73” Dublin f 57/13 48/8. pe 61/16 48/8 pc
High: 83° F/28°C Normal year to date vee FAQ" Frankfurt 75/23 50/10 s 78/25 61/16 s
Low: 69° F/21°C Geneva — ! 74/23 46/7 sh 74/23 49/9 pc
AccuWeather.com Halifax 56/13 38/3 s 53/11 37/26
All forecasts and maps provided by Havana ~ 91/32 70/21 pc 88/31 66/18 po [NN Showers
x AccuWeather, Inc. ©2007 _- Helsinki 55/12 41/5 sh 55/12 41/5 pe || ff ®! T-storms
eee 2° 4 Hong Kong 79/26 75/23 sh «83/28 :-76/24 pc «=O SS«& 8 Rain
. NASSAU 92° jas 7 Islamabad 96/35 -72/22 s 108/42 80/26 s 3 [*_*. Flurries a ak ae Sica Se
ae High: 83° F/28°C _ Low.72°F/22°C Istanbul 64/17 50/10 pc 99/15 50/10 pe Snow precipitation. faniperetie bands are highs for the day.
Low: 72° F/22°C ‘ Jerusalem 72/22 54/12 pc - 72/22 49/9 s Forecast high/low temperatures are for selected cities.
WEST ae y co e01 7725 —«BTD 77205 ¢
ee : ingston /: t c
ee x CAT ISLAND 7 Lima - i 74/23 «64/17 pc 73/22 63/17 c
Low.74° F/23°C High: 82° F/28°C London 68/20 54/12 pe 72/22 54/12 pe
F Z : » Low. 68°F/20°C Madrid 61/16 46/7 + 61/16 46/7 sh
= Manila 87/30 77/25 pc 87/30 77/25 c
_ Mexico City 81/27 55/12 pe — 77/25 50/10 pe
Allien Monterrey 93/33 70/21 s 99/37 69/20 pc
wa Montreal. 2 SBA Sas 58/14 48/8 sh
lll. ? pee eee Moscow * 56/13 38/3 pc 65/18 41/5 r
: ES Low: 72° F/22°C Munich oe 72/22 = 44/6 s 77/25 = 43/6 s
Shown is today's weather. Temperatures are today's ” se “g : Nairobi 78/25 98/14 c 79/26 S713
highs and tonights's lows. High: 84 F/29°C = New Delhi } 108/42 84/28 s 110/43 84/28 s—
Low: 74° F/23°C Oslo 58/14 44/6 c 61/16 45/7 s
Parisi ciao ese eee 82/27 54/12 po ——s «81/27 54/12 s
. Prague 71/21 44/6 s 75/23 47/8 s
: Riode Janeiro 89/31 76/24 pe —«- 76/24_—- 70/21 t
=190 Te F Riyadh 95/35 75/23 s 95/35 76/24 s
ROME Se 72/02 = SOIT Sh 72/22 Sac
Today Friday Friday Today Friday By = MAYAGUANA St. Thomas 89/29 77/25 po ssp eapnee
High Low W High Low W i High Low W High Low W High Low W ; High: 86° F/30°C S70 45/7 s 70/21 4B Ss
FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC FIC F/C FIC FIC a Low: 74° F/23°C : 72/22 fi — m2 =
Albuquerque 75/23 50/10 s 74/23 48/8 pc Indianapolis — 8/20 48/8 t — 58/14 43/6 pc Philadelphia 61/16 50/10 c 68/20 50/10 t CROOKED -
Anchorage 53/11 36/2 s 53/11 36/2 s$ Jacksonvil 85/29 62/16 pc 85/29 57/13 pc Phoenix 92/33 65/18 pc 94/34 68/20. s



Atlanta == 80/26 5613 t —«-73/22: S140 pc



68/14 43/6 c 71/21 «47/8 ~pe ~~ s~Pittsburgh = («9/20 52/11 69/20 46/7 RAGGED ISLAND











Atlantic City 60/15 50/10 c 66/18 53/11 t _ 87/30 62/16 s 92/33 68/20 s Portland, OR 64/17 46/7 pc 66/18 48/8 High: 83° F/28°C Low: 73° F/23° C

Baltimore GOS 5412 c¢ 74/23: 53/11 tt 49/9 pe 75/23 52/11 pe — Raleigh-Durham 82/27 62/16 79/26 54/12 t Low:71°F/22°C

Boston 60/15 44/6 pe 54/12 46/7 Los Angeles 80/26 5915 : St. Louis 62/16 46/7 + 66/18 52/11 . :
Buffalo © 6216 5010 c 62/16 45/7 Louisville pe alt Lake City c 70/24 : (eS
Charleston, ‘SC 80/26 66/18 pe 83/28 57/13 biadlldacd gers cy
Chicago | 57/13. 39/3 or BOIS 44/6 ye oe tee

Cleveland 62/16 50/10 r §~— 1/16 45/7 c ”



$s — 76/24 59/15 pe

See a





Si “40/4 po 66/18 43/6 pc = ' a = = Gant
584 457 5 BING 43/6 c ; a Winnipeg =Ssti(‘(<‘é‘étAO#*«CI !!#!#*#«CSAB!CCO«DIS ;
58/1 4 Seat geee” mee = set Up ec Ss pe i ot : . 04 Te (2 242) 332- 188 Tels (042
a 1528 _- 86/29 71/21 s : re. 68/4 po 89/31 58/14 2 3 Weather (W): s-sunny, pe-partly cloudy, ¢-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunder- 4 oe = ae }33 b ¢ (i 1} Mb 1st
jouston’ = 60/15 «s) 82/27 GOS 6s pe- Washington, BC-63417, 58/14 +c. 75/23, 95/12 . te © A onbinctin cakes Sent dai Dee ee eo, b Sforms, train, sf-Snow fhirries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prog-precipitation, Tr-trace., -

ve we ewww ww ee Fativate ee sat gta as


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 THE TRIBUNE

eed Minister sticks
with fishing |





Give the G Ga a Tad wae

2 >

ta ta he Ne Me "8

Premiet’s new refillable

Gift Card!

#57 Collins Avenue *

P.O.Box N~9670

328-0264 / 328-0257



catch limits |

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

espite major objec-
tions and boycott
threats by foreign

sportsfishermen, Leslie Miller,
minister of agriculture and
marine resources, has vowed
that the recently-amended
catch limits for sports fishing
will remain in effect.

The new limits drastically
reduce the amount of fish
sports fishermen can take out
of the Bahamas, something
they object to because they feel
this small amount does not jus-



@ LESLIE MILLER

tify the expense of a boat trip
to the Bahamas.

Government will not give into:
that pressure, particularly as*

they have not received any
complaints from Bahamians. :
Mr Miller said that when he’
recently met with the Bahamas
Hotel Association, he told
them that whatever decisions
were made by himself and the
Government were made for
the Bahamian people, not per
sons who come from elsewhere,
to fish. “4
“Our job is to protect and’
enhance and upgrade what
God has given us,” he added.:
Mr Miller said the Bahamas’
is still having problems with.
poachers. Recently, an arrest”

was made where an illegal fish=;,

“

7”

erman was found with almost:
“Speaking at the official 30,000 pounds of fish. :
opening of a new seafood pro- The minister also asked Sun-.
cessing plant, Sunshine shine Seafoods to assist the
Seafood Company, Mr Miller Government in identifying:
said: “We changed the catch fishermen who may try to sell
limit by some 80 per cent,and undersized crawfish by hiding,
they crying every day to the them in the bottom of catches..
newspaper and trying to put Mr Miller warned that per-'
pressure on us to change.” sons who buy these small craw-.
However, Mr Miller said the fish are also subject to fines.









a
ee oe

verte hare” AAS I aN Lt ASW WO Wt
Sod ab Alar WADE WAP SARA WlagA banat wat mW Wel "wbnaas witli
A PLL AT

opanee
roy

BROKERAGE

Made Easy!
eeoesos BENEFITS seodcoede























‘*You can Compute Dutiable Share Your news |
charges for your imported items, The Tribune wants to hear
*Print your own Custom Entry SEN a edie apres

making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning

forms. (C13,,C43, etc.)
* Generate Landed Cost reports




for all your items, for improvements in the
*Access organized records of your ene
Shipment History. If so, call us on 322-1986

and share your story.



Make ISL Imports your best productivity tool! *CALL FOR A FREE DI



NSU celebrates 15 years in the Bahamas.

With knowledge comes opportunity, which is why Nova Southeastern University is honored to create opportunities for higher education. ‘{





Join us Saturday, April 28th at 9:30am for the official ribbon |

WY





cutting ceremony and tour of the new center. Meet our staff, —=-
and learn more about our Business and Education programs. N OV. 4 SOUTHEASTERN

Business Administration (M.B.A) Management (B.S.) UNIVERSITY

Business Administration Education (Ed.D.)

with Finance Concentration (M.B.A) Education Specialization Bahamas
Human Resource Management (M.S.) Teaching & Learning (M.S.)
8 Jean Street in Gleniston Gardens
(off Prince Charles Drive)

For more information call 242-364-6766. Visit www.nova.edu/sec/bahamas |
a Nassau, Bahamas



Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color and nationality or ethnic origin. Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501 ) to award Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Educational Specialist and Doctoral degrees.


a


PAGE 2, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

Clreing. with
&) Sfeneur
D) Cine

Mr. Wendell G. Dean I, ts. inezed _Qur services Includes:

fans ing e A heel, Director Traditional and Personalized Funeral Services,
. ‘ Cremation, Grief Counseling, Burial-AtSea,
Worldwitle Shipping, Local and Long Distance



‘Emerald Ridge Mortuary

& Mommnnent Company Wid.

Sere eri €: oe

SGA

Mr. Gary Kenneth
Kemp, 62

of Adderley’s Terrace off Wulff
Road, will be held on Saturday,
April 28, 2007 at 11am at St.
Margaret’s Anglican Church,
oe Road. Rev'd Fr. Joseph}
Mycklewhyte, Rev’d Angela
Palacious and Rev’d Ethan Ri
Ferguson will officiate and burial B®
will be in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.

The Radiance of this “Emerald of A Gem” will always glow
in the hearts of his:

Wife: Gloria Kemp;

Three Daughters: Susan Morley, Anastacia Bowe and Allison
Thompson;

Adopted Son: Lamont Knowles;

Ten Grand Children: Samantha, Latoya, Brittney and
Rashad Bowe, Colyn, Crystal and Kristin Morley, Andreanna,
Anwar and Joshua Thompson;

One Brother: George Kemp;

One Sister: Loretta Kemp;

Three Sons-in-law: Bruce Morley, Bertram Bowe and Harold
Thompson;

Two Brothers-in-law: Whitfield Williams and Cecil Ramsey;
Seven Sisters-in-law: Advilda, Priscilla and Naomi Williams,
Stephanie Ramsey, Grace and Winifred Kemp and Judy Kemp-

Higgs;
God Child: Tamara Pinder;
Numerous Nephews and Nieces other loving family
and friends including: Norma, Dwight, Jackie, Randy,
Martin and Terrence Powell, Gia, Mark, Larry, Debra, Trevor,
Phyllis and Gary Williams, Janice Evans, Sharon Martin,
ahi and Antoine Miller, L. C. Cartwright, Chrishna and
Cecile Ramsey, Quincy and Alvardo Jones, Joehanson and
Austine Rolle, Lavaughn Baillou, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Turnquest, Oswald and Millicent Ferguson, Keith and Mable
Mason Sr. and the community of Adderley’s Terrace.

The body will be viewed in the “Emerald Suite” Emerald
Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge
Road, on Friday, April 27, 2007 from 1pm to 6pm and on
Saturday, April 28, 2007 at St. Margaret's Anglican Church,
Kemp Road from 10am to service time.



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

In Loving Memory

Maude Albertha Coleby- Wilson

Sunrise Sunset
January 5th, 1936 April 24th, 2006

Children: Mary, Helen, Vanria, Penal, Sheina, Ricardo (Rex)
Patricie, Patricia, grandchildren, sons and daughter-in-law

We are forever thankful to our families: Evans Coleby,
Wilson, McDonald, our many friends, church members.
co-workers and colleagues for your acts of kindness and

goodwill gestures to us,

We truly appreciated all that vou have done and it is our prayer
that God continues to bless and sustain you and your family.







NURSE EDRIS E. TURNER

Born:24th January, 1926
Died: 23rd April, 2006

I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still
The deepest impressed on my roe
~ Eliza Cook



Remembered lovingly by her children: Peter; Fried Philip): Niéole:)
Margaret (William); Glenroy (Ursula); and Rigardo

Grandchildren, Family and Friends °

*..away from the body but at home with the Lord’


THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Pe

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

CEDRIC DANIEL
THURSTON SR,, 88

of #46 Boyd Road and formerly of New
Bight, Cat Island will be held on Sunday
April 29th, 2007 at 2pm at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road and
Cockburn St. Officiating will be The
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown, assisted
by the Rev. Father Bernard Been.
Interment will follow in the church
Cemetery Nassau St.

He is survived by his one daughter,
Catherine Thurston; four sons, Larry,
Stephen, Michael and David Thurston:
five adopted sons, John T, Kendrick, Fairburne, Francis and Keith;
fourteen grandchildren, Kishona, Kewanda, Stephanie, Stephen Jr.
Sharron, Jem, Brenika, Daniqua, David Jr., Qutel, Deja, Jada, Omar
and Marvin; two great- grandchildren, Remello and Devane:; six sisters,
Geneva Thurston, Elizabeth Bastian, Myrtis McKinzie, Idell Alleyne,
Irene Davis and Izona Colebrook four brothers Joseph, Hubert, Jerry
and Isaac Thurston; daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Joyanne; sisters-in-
law, Ethlyn, Alfreda, Rachell and Sherry Thurston; brother-in-law,
‘Isaac McKinzie; numerous nieces and nephews including, Jackie,
John, Joseph and Charles, Arthur, Ruth, Louise and Francis, John and
Charles McKinney, Emily Cheryl and Pam, Albertha, Dorlin, Ruth,
Vandora,Suslin, Anna, Mellie, Alfred and Dave, Charles, Isaac, Van,
Welly, Andrew, Angelo, Paulette, Francis, Suzzie and Kim, Kendrick,
Diane, Janice, Fedrica and Patrice, Roachey and Rada, Randolph,
Burke Dianne, Charles, Kim, Nickie and Christine, Elkin and Sherry,
Liz, Cathyann and Trudy, Deon, Stephen, Lincoln and Stephen, Marion,
Elizabeth, Eric, Andrew, Christine, Philip, Anthony and Trevor, Latesha,
Leanna, Dellarese, Janice and Janel: Shane, Janay, Prince, James,
Bernie, Troy, Baron, Staphon, Wayde, Macella, Hubert Jr.. Monique,
Shanty, Levardo, Leshanda, Janice, Josephine, Nathaniel, Chris,
Jeremiah, Lila, Idella, Crystal and Carlos, Nelly and Nancy, Sharice,
Dwayne, Sophia, Kadrian, Mellie, Ryan, Indira, Dryetta, Andrea,
Paula, Neil, Livingston, Susan Kenny Ann, Joe, Trevor, Anton, Bunny
and Dorha, Brendalee, Sharice and Shanay, Keva, Kenya and Najee;
numerous grand, great-grand nieces and nephews other relatives and
friends including, Patrice Saunders and family, Lilian Rigby and family,
Verneta Saunders and family, Hayden Dean and family and Michael
Dean and family, The staff of D&C Take Away and Joy's Beauty Salon.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue on Saturday from 10am
to Spm and on Sunday at the church from Ipm until service time.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 3

Daddy...

Although your smile is gone forever

In Loving Memory of my Daddy

And your hands I cannot touch
My life was robbed of someone,
God Knows I loved s0 much!
Although you’re not here to encourage me,
And I can’t feel your warm embrace;
Each time I took in the mirror,
All I can se is your face.
Daddy you can trust the fact that,
“Keshy” is going to behave;
And satisfy with what I have left--
Because your heart you always gave.
Daddy please always remember,
Of all the things in this world;
Not only will L be your “KESHY!” /

The Late Police Constable
2215 Wayne Jerome Humes
15th August, 1970 - 24th April, 2002

But VI remain...

“DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL”
Love You Forever!
Keshani K. Humes



YW WANN NY,
oar

Curd ey Chanks

for the late

HUGH
CAMPBELL

AsNraS

CLEARE JR.

NOVEMBER 14, 1929 - APRIL 3, 2007

We would like to thank all those persons who gave us
comfort during our time of bereavement. Your
telephone calls, well wishes and kindness was sincerely
appreciated. We are especially grateful to friends and
family who visited and prayed for us.

ele 4,

NV ate i NV f. baat sf WAVE




PAGE 4, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007



Butler's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Leon “Doc”
Rahming M.B.E., 82



Cemetery, Nassau Streets.

He is survived by his wife: Viola; Three (3) Daughters: Linda :
Fitzgerald, Lavern Hanna and Lisa Young; Eight (8) Sons: Supt. |
Christopher Rahming, Leon Jr., Loran, Leo, Lambert, Leslie, :
Lynden and Lamont: One (1) Sister: Louise Smith; One (1) |
Brother: Samuel Rahming; Cousin: Dorothy Fullerton of Kingston, : |
Jamaica; Two (2) Sons-in-law: Kevin Hanna and Charles Young; : &&
Five (5) Daughters-in-law: Mary Rahming, Sharon D. Stubbs- ;
Rahming, Sharon Sweeting-Rahming, Christine and Germaine :
Rahming; Five (5) Sisters-in-law: Gertrude Rahming, Gloria :
Demeritte, Zelda Pearson, Joyce Morrison, Marina and Gwen :
Hepburn; Three (3) Brothers-in-law; Samuel and Joseph Hepburn :

and Rhinehart Pearson; Thirty-nine (39) Grandchildren: Tyrone,
Enrico and Dion Fitzgerald, Enesca Fitzgerald-Smith, Mai-Tai,
Unoma, Christine and Christopher Rahming II, Denia Lewis,
_ Mario McKay, Lamar, Leon III, Lanette, Laurel, Tamara and
Lauren Rahming, Kevval and Kevin Hanna Jr., Leosha, Leo,

Lanique, Lamont, Latoya, Latrae, Tonique, Lashae, Lynden Jr.,
Lynrick and Lorneka Rahming, Charles Jr., Chet Young and
Leslie Rahming; Thirteen (13) Great-grandchildren; Numerous
Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and. friends
including: The Governor General of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna and Mrs. Hanna, The

A. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs.

families, members of St. Agnes and St. George’s Anglican



: Party and staff of Economy Bus Line and Charter Service,
: Convenient Transit and many others too numerous to mention.

: Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers’ Funeral Homes
: and Crematorium, Emest & York Streets on Friday from 10:00
of Kenwood Street off Montrose :
Avenue will be held on Saturday, |
“| April 28th 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at. St. :
Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill :
Road. Officiating will be The :
Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown :
assisted by Rev'd. Fr. Bernard Been. :
Interment will follow in the Western :

a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
until service time.

MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr. Allison Lancelot
Hanna, 82

of Glinton’s, Long Island and
formerly of Ragged Island will be
held on Saturday, April 28°", 2007.

at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of
§ Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dolphin Drive.
Officiating will be Brother Glen
Colebrooke.

Mr. Hanna is survived by his Wife;

! Gwendolyn Collett Hanna; Three (3) Sons; Theodore, Hayward,
: and Montgomery Hanna; Two (2) Stepsons; Leonard and Steve
: Grant; One (1) Daughter; Nancy Russell; One (1) Stepdaughter;
: Cleopatra McDonald; One (1) Son-in-law; Anthony Russell;
: Three (3) Daughters-in-law; Lisa, Anna and Wally Hanna; Five
Lavardo, Lavon, London, Lamanda, Lambert Jr., Lakeem, Lashan, : (5) eee a Clark, Barbara Pierre, Joyce Rien: Yvonne
: Williams and Keva Hanna-Lawrence; Two (2) Brothers; His —
: Excellency The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna and Patrick Hanna; Five
: (5) Sisters-in-law; Ethel Rodgers, Elva Ritchie, Ruth Watkins,
: Effie Cartwright and Beryl Hanna; Four (4) Brothers-in-law;
: Carl, Ralph, Richard and John Cartwright; Eight (8)
eee ge © + Grandchildren; Marvin, Lamont, Lavardo, Lavette, Laron,
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Christie, The Hon. Frederick ' Chelcee, Catherine Abigail Hanna; Fourteen (14) Step-
: grandchildren,.Numerous Nieces and Nephews including;

Edward Turner, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Hanna, Dr. Winston Churchill : Beatrice Wilson. Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin MP, Anatol Knowles

Rolle, the Hepburn, Strachan, Sweeting, Kemp and Rahming Lucy Penn, Beverly McKenzie, Majorie Arnett, Paulette Smith
Churches, Members of Rhodes Memorial Church, members of 3 and the Lone dsignd:Coneteeson.
Eureka Elks Lodge No.114, members of Bahamas State :
Association of Elks, Daughters of Elks, the Centerville community | .
“Valley”, the Valley Boys and Pigs Junkanoo Groups, Stalwart | and Crematorium, Bresvand: Yoneaucels:

Councilors, Party Officers and members of the Progressive Liberal :

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers’ Funeral Homes



49a er Nw Rm ee 2a 3

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

com tee ‘

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 5

Sa ees



Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030



Semi Military Funeral Service
For Retired Police Officer

CECIL LEON
JOHNSON, 72

of Malcolm Road, East and formerly of Hatchet
Bay, Eleuthera, who died at The Princess Margaret
Hospital on April 14, 2007. will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church,
Meeting Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Timothy Stewart, Bishop Spence Pinder and
Rev. A. Dewitt Hutchinson, assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will be in the
church's cemetery.

This jovial husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend is survived
by his loving wife, Nathalie; children, Collin, Frances, Austin, Lionel, Lenita. Kent
and Delinda; adopted children, Allan (Dax) Stubbs, Steve and Dave Johnson and
Kimble Wood; grandchildren, Rashad, Rashelle, Ryan, Ashlyn, Anthony, Laurie,
Braxton, Kiara, Michael, Linique, Lynette, Kyle, Ashley, Leshan, Amber. Anthonycia
and Delyncia; great granddaughter, Shante; daughters-in-law. Catherine. Podesta
(Patty) and Kayla; son-in-law, Ashton Pratt; sisters, Lenita Butler, Eunice and Freida
Johnson and Thelma Pinder; brothers, Blanton, Wilton and Lester Gibson; sisters-
in-law, Hazel Adderley, Cora Gibson, Gloria and Judy Johnson; brothers-in-law,
Cromwell and Ansell Stubbs and Vernon Pinder; nieces, Darnell, Naomi, Debbie,
Sandra, Jeannie, Valerie, Allison, Ethlyn, Anya, Florence, Beckamae, Princess, Jackie,
Marsha, Laurie, Marshanell, Donnie, Cathy, Jermaine, Virginia, Dianne, Jennetta,
Elizabeth, Cynthia, Patricia, Rose, Mary, Fredrica, Ruth, Densie. Sonya, Tracey and
Zhyrvette Wood; nephews, Fritz, Barry, Carlton, Bruce, Roderick, Brad, Frenrick,
Pembroke (Dee Dee), Ricky, Calvert, Larry, Michael, Alvin, Harry Jr., Patrick, Kenny,
Emerson, Ronald, Henry, Rufus, Calvin and Zendall; godchildren, Julie Dorsett and
Everette Armbrister; other family members and friends including their families, Mr.
and Mrs. Calsey, Mr. and Mrs Addielee Johnson Josephine Johnson, Henry Wood,
Val Wraing, Lyda Scavella, Hazel Pinder, Beverley Kemp, Aniska Darville, Hon.
Alvin Smith M.P., Roger Johnson, Lawrence Harrison, and Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Reuben Smith; also Dave Smith, Ronald Williams, Edney
Knowles, Errington Rahming, George Cambridge, Mervin Jones, Sean Laing, Richard
Dean, John Minnis, John Kemp, Errol Rolle and family, Edwin Thompson and family,
Harry Williams, Brian, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Elliston Greenslade,
Evelyn Pratt and family, Davia Carey, Tai Dorsette, Miguel Kemp, Capt. Lemuel
Ferguson, Capt. Gus Roberts, Kief Young, Vivia Young, Ingrid Simon, Carl Moseley
and The Original Patties staff; also the following and their families, Denise Moseley,
Mancini Wilson , Ashley Outten, Hon. D. Shane Gibson M.P., Hon. Veronica Owens
M.P., Pastor Alonzo Hinsey and Golden Gates Native Baptist Church, Reginald
Strachan, Ethlyn Saunders, Meagan Jordan, Ms Beneby, Kevin Ingraham, the Sands
and Sturrups, Clarice Jones, Ronald Adderley, George Mortimer, Hatchet Bay
community, Bahamas Customs, Word of Truth Ministries, Pastor Timothy Stewart
and Bethel Baptist Church, Accident and Emergency Department, Male Surgical I
and The Private Surgical Wards of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Bishop Rodney
Roberts, John and Curlean Gibson, Rev. Leonard Miller, Rev. Albert Brown, Craig
(Nugget) Kemp, Aunt Maydawn Culmer, Florence Scavella and Myrtis Farrington.

Special thanks extended to Mr. Philip Newton, Mrs. Jackie Lewis, Ms. Laurie
Hutchinson, Dr. Eleanor Fung-Chung, Dr. D. Farquharson and Dr. Padicurie.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians #44. Nassau Street

on Friday from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00
a.m. until service time.

De Bt

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026
INERAL SERVICES FOR






SHEILA MAE
BROWN, 58

of #5 Seven Hills Estates will be held on Saturday
3:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street. Pastor Timothy Stewart will officiate.
Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. J.F.K. Drive.

the joy Sheila brought to our lives will forever
remain in the hearts of her husband, children and
ramily,



husband: Vineent Brown; children, Gaynell,

Shnequa and Troy Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Joya Brice; mother, Deaconess

Pauline Humes; sisters, Opal Bastian, Helen Johnson; brothers, James Elliott, Javis

and Guion Henry Humes; sisters-in-law, Anna Elliott, Barbara Humes and Joanna.
Humes. Ivalee Brown; brothers-in-law, Wellington Brown and Tyrone Thurston of

Freeport Bahamas; grand sons, Alex Brown, Romeo Bowleg; grand daughters, Jada

Curry, Tahja Winder and Destinee Munnings; aunts, Ophelia Munnings, Cynthia

Bullard, Evelyn Missick, Rose Pierre, Ester Wells: uncles, Ernest Duncombe, Daniel

Duncombe: nieces, Kim Miller, Sonia Dorsett, Sofia Haas of Long Island, New York,

Shirelle Goodman, Rosemary and Anna Brown, Chery] and Sonia Elliott, Keta

Gittens. Crystal Humes, Portia Humes Clarke, Mia Brown, Wanda McPhee, Daenet

Blackwell; nephews, Stanford J. O. Bastian, Chris Elliott, Brandon Humes, Guion

Henry Humes Jr., Jovaughn Humes, John and Elvis Elliott, Leland Brown, Craig

Brown; other family and friends, Gordon and Cleveland Humes, Delores Humes

Mansburg, Michael, Ricardo and Marva Davis, Nicole Evans, Leona Sweeting, Ruth |
and Inez Markland. Mary and Philip Moxey, Una and Harrold Miller, Gwendolyn

Albury, Valentino McKinney of Hamburg, Germany, Carla and Philip Armbrister,

Nicole Bethel, Juliette and ShaneTaylor, Marina and Tom Brennen, Romeo and Lisa

Delancey, Ruiz, Kendal, Carmen and Shelly Munnings, Mary and David Johnson,

Janice and Walter Missick, Lynette and Cadwell Pratt. Anna Leszczynski of Ft.
: Lauderdale, Florida, Jared Curry, Rodney Munnings, Edward Winder, Edison Brice,

Nora and Josh Newbold, Ethalee and David Gibson, Pearl and William Adderley,

7 Willamae and Adler Minus, Winnifred and Charles Stubbs, Albertha and Wellington
: Hall, Simeon and Kenneth King, Maria Brown, Whitlene Woodside. Carolyn Sands,

Selena Clarke, Maljorie Galimore of Hollywood, Florida. Eugene Goodman, Algernon
Dorsett, Lottason Miller, Charles Grant, Donald Curry, Alfred Ferguson, Laura

Ferguson, Hildred Clarke, Patsy and Angie Wring, Lee Munnings, Lilly Seymour,

Antoinette Collie, Brenden Colebrook, Yvonne and Crystal Patton, Michael Bowleg,

: Tyrone Roker, Kevin Seymour, Reggie and Maria Dorsett of Orlando, Florida, Martin
: and Aspry Minus of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Pastor and Mrs. Timothy Stewart and
: the Officers and Members of Bethel Baptist Church, Pastor, Officers and Members
: of Mt. Tabor Full Gospel Church, Pastor Chadwick James and the members of

Mekaddish Ministries, The Management and Staff of Bahamas Customs, The
Management and Staff of Magistrate Courts. The Management and Staff of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited. The Management and Staff of The Ministry of Agriculture, The

i Management and Staff of RBC FINCO, Dr. Clyde Munnings and The Management
: and Staff of Doctor's Hospital, The Member of Parliament for Bamboo Town, Mr.
: Tennyson Wells, neighbours and residents of Seven Hills and the Bain Town
: Community, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30
{ p.m. and atthe Church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.







a ene Se
PAGE 6, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007 THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




1



| MR DYSON DARRON
SANDS, 27

affectionately called "Weed"





of Talbot Street, Nassau Village, will
be held on Saturday 10am at Church
of God of Prophecy, Seven Hills.
Bishop Pastor Clarence N. Williams,
assisted by Rev. Pastor Julian A.
Johnson and Minister Pastor Rowena
S. Fawkes will officiate and interment
will follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
















in The Tribune’s
NEW

OBITUARY
SECTION ©




Precious memories are held by his parents, Helen Rolle and
Harrison Sands; step-mother, Lavern Sands; two daughters,
Dyniesha and Kydiesha Sands; grandmother, Dorothy Marshall;
five sisters, Elthemease and Lornell Rolle, Delicka, Deldra and
Ashley Sands; one brother, Jerome Cleare; four nieces, Glendia
Stuart, Alexis Rolle, Tamia Cunningham and Jacoya Cleare; two
nephews, Trevor and Travis Stuart; nine aunts, Prophet Donnamae
Bodie, Lucielle Marshall, Susan Rolle, Louise Williams, Jackie
Sweeting-Laws of Port St. Lucie, Carolyn Mark, Mary Gray,
Margie Sands and Barbara Brown; twelve uncles, Ernest Rolle,
George Turnquest, Bernard and Eric Sands, Selwyn Mark, Wilson
Gray, Kenneth Laws, Bert Edgecombe, Rufus Bodie, Carvison
Williams, Danny Marshall Sr., and Harcourt Brown; cousins,
Kevin, Sharon, Rauquel, Alpheus, Gerado, Genea, Danny Jr.,
Charlie, Lashawn, Indiera, Winston, Winstana, Brittany, Gary Jr.,
Shavano, Tenielle, Renardo Jr., Rashard, Terell, Dario, Marvin,
Leshawn Gary Sr., Elda, Hervist, Petty Officer Loftann Simmons
of the United States Navy, Loftann Cooper, Bernard Jr., Lenora,
Sadie, Marie Sands, Janet Hilton, Tischka, Tiffany, Tamara Bowleg,
Tyrone, Linda, Latisha, Trumaine Gibson, Taia Bing, Elvinton
Miller, Phillip Armbrister and family and Joe Delancy; five grand-
aunts, Amanda Miiller, Cassandra Sands, Judy Brice, Edris Moncur
and Elizabeth Sweeting; five grand-uncles, Basil Rolle, Thomas,
Edgar, Talbert, Emmit and Aaron Sands; one great-grandaunt,
Evelyn Gibson; special friend, Lemra Mackey; other relatives
and friends include, Karen Conliff, Carlos Nottage, Glen Stuart,
Sybil Butler and family, Rudy and family, Marcian Major and
family, Fenton Ferguson and family, Ronald and family, Quincy
and family, Kenhugh Rolle and family, Theresa Deveaux and
family. Mrs Gibson and fainily, Staff Life Guard Atlantis, Pleasant
| Bowe and family, Elaine and family, Ruthie Wilkinson and family.
| Christian Penn and family, Ricardo and family. Mark and family,
'




Every Thursday





Call us today

ne

Mareo and family, Garvenn and family, Bishop Clarence Williams,



sf
‘eal

Chureh of God of Propheey family. Tracy and family and the |

slAiar Rens j
YOICIC! NOAQ.


THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

RUSSELL & PINDER’S
FUNERAL HOME

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

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

WELLINGTON
AGUSTUS
WILDGOOSE, 61





of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday,
April 28,. 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
at Church of Christ, East
f Beach Drive, Freeport.
s Officiating will be
Evangelist James Miller, §
assisted by Evangelist
Ellison Delva. Interment will
follow in Harbour West Cemetery. Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama.



Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Maude,
mother Yvonne Wildgoose; children, Wellington |
"Wellie" Jr., Wildgoose, Richard Bain, Avery and
Cynthia Wildgoose, Shena Turnquest and Stephanie
Williams; seven stepchildren, Francis Balford, ]
Deborah Blues, Michelle and Gregory Pennerman, J
Renay Nottage and Jeff Martin: three brothers, Kenny.
Stanley and John "Terry" Wildgoose: three sisters, |

f Cynthia Cooper, Karen Wildgoose and Virgil: one

f uncle, Cecil Hepburn; mother-in-law, Augusta Davis: §
15 grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; two §
daughters-in-law, Paulette Wildgoose and Florence |
Bain; one son-in-law, Chester Turnquest:
stepdaughter-in-law, Karen Davis Pennerman: four
brothers-in-law, Jack Solomon, Michael and Daron
Davis and Ross Tenner-Knowles: five sisters-in-law,
Denise, Linda and Prezetta Wildgoose, Lavinia Noel |
and Iva Jones; 14 nephews, IO nieces; one
grandnephew; three grandnieces, 13 step |
grandnephews; nine step grandnieces and a host of
other relatives and freinds.

Family will receive friends at Russell's and Pinder's
Funeral Home, Eight Mile Rock on Friday, April 27, |
2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. to service time.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 7

Rurtiss Memorial Mortuary

Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma - Tel: 345-7020¢ Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 ° 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

LAST RITES FOR

DEACON DANIEL
RAHMING SR., 99

of The Bluff, South Andros, wiil be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James
Native Baptist Church, St. James Road off
Kemp Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Michael C. Symonette, assisted by Rev.
Daniel Beneby and Rev. William Hepburn.
Interment will be in The Church's
Cemetery.













He is survived by four daughters, Gloria
a Cartwright, Doralene Gibson, Florence
es Smith and Katherine Rahming: four sons,
Arthur Sr., Isreal of West Palm Beach,
Florida, Daniel Jr.. and Frederick Rahming Sr.; daughters-in-law, Anna
Rahming and Mary Bolden: sons-in-law, Lucitus Gibson Jr.. Timothy
Cartwright and Julian Perez: granddaughters, Joyce and W/Cp! 2312 Maltice
Cartwright, Sherrymae LaRoda, Woman Reserve 621 Carolyn Forbes, Roseneil
Cooper, Debbie. Janet, Maria, Mydon, Madine, Maxine and Tamara Smith,
Dorothy Robins. Prescola Rolle, Nethalee and W/Cpl 1768 Idellf Gibson,
Danria Turnquest, Nacoya Pratt. Nakita Johnson. Kathleen John, Donette
Goodman, Carla Duncombe. Samantha Davis, Sheena Neely, Rochelle
Johnson, Gloria Frodyma of Detroit Michigan, Yvonne Charlton, Judy
Rahming-Roberts, Euta Neely, Shenique Rahming-Antoine, Vezel Curtis,
Claudine, Remilda, Bernice and Tamika Rahming; grandsons, Leading Seaman
Jacob and Prison Officer Roswell Cartwright, Alexander Smith. Eddison,
Johnathan, Kevin, Cadwell. Dave, P.C. 3097 Wade, Keith and Prison Officer
Ricardo Gibson. Nacodo Johnson. Frederick Rahming Jr., Dereck, McDonald,
Spencer, Ephraim, Jacent, Clifton, Lawrence, Lorenzo, Arnold, Arthur Jr.,
Edwin, Albert. Kenneth, Israel, Alvin. Dan, Cleveland, Sherman and Jamal
Rahming, Dwayne and Dwight Forbes and PC Dominic Goodman, great
grandchildren, Faith, Marvin, Troy. Karen, Vallon, Vakito. Adra, Ava, Leslie,
Ernest Jr., Rashae, Trinity. Serenity, Duran, Darren Jr., Denique. Tarez.
Vanessa. Jasmine. Sterling Jr. Shantell, Dino, Reno, Indira, Brenda, Tevin,
Doniel, Alexandria, Alexis, Randy, Spencer Jr. Ashton, Scott, Janero, Anero,
Ternisha, Garricho. Khadesha. Eric. Meagan, Jamal, Jacent Jr. Neil. Tan,
Chenanda, Racquel. Rickkia. Eunique. Shontay, Lauren, Clinton, Rashad, .
Clindera, Bralexia, Brakito. Bernardo, Bralincia, Anton, Kadero. Andrea,
Sharika, Charltonique. Shawn. Pashon, Keontae. Keoshawn, Sharlatia,
Arlanda, Trend, Kenderia, Davia, Devonya, Dave, Davaone, Shenria, Dorinda,
Kethia, Marthony. Eloise. Koreo, De' Angelo, Andrew Jr, Ankia, Latonya,
Denique. Nikyle. Jada, Candice, Edmonique, Cueshia, Edisha, Eddison,
Edeeca, Edina, Ramoan, Rashad. Raquan, Kevin Jr, Keyshawn, Megan,
Dooanisha, Shakira, Aaliveh, Dave Jr. Shamar, Ethan, Kelsey, Leiandra,
Nicola, Edwina, Monique. Keisha, Shakira, Jemel, Alexis, Tiffany and Synobia
of Detroit, Michigan and Akeela of Atlanta, Georgia, Blair, Brittany and
Tyler: 25 great, great grandchildren: five nieces, Dotlene and Louise Flowers,
Julia and Angela Smith and Esther Taylor: three nephews, Joshua and Mitchell
Taylor and John Ferguson; numerous other relatives and friends including
Rey. Dr. Michael C. Symonette and family, Angela Neely-Armbrister, Ernest
Forbes Sr., Oscina Cooper. Sherene and Natasha Cartwright, Susanne
McKenzie, Louise. Larette, Yvette, Linda and Shameka Gibson, Andrew
Rolle, Mikko Turnquest, Eula, Miriam, Sybil and Stacey Rahming., Sterling
Charlton Sr., Carol McKinney, Luis Roberts, Frantz Antoine, Gary Frodyma
of Detroit Michigan, Randolph John William and Willimae Hepburn, Kate
Rahming, The Friendship Baptist Church family, St. James Native Baptist
Church family, Pastor Theophilus Neeley and The South Andros Christian
Centre family, Viola Adderley and family, Magnolia Brown and family, Estelle
McPhee and family, Ezekiel Johnson and family, Alfred Johnson and family
and the entire Community of South Andros.


















































The body will repose at Kuirtiss 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 10:00 a.m. until service time.
| in ropvyeet dPPQaRRNTENNCRiGeeg (my APUPTRANEATTEPHSAV TLE |

PAGE 8, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

PARC ON BS LRT

ba) APA

eis ak
vyesaz9,9,9 ore. &,'

Minis iilliii y Y

OL Moos (242) $40-

AHAB S S201 20H

| 4th ilour Cal B22—47 34 Sek bo 4255

THOMAS NEELY, 74

a resident of Staniard Creek Andros wil!
be held on Saturday 28th April 2007 11
a.m at St. Faith's Anglican Church
Staniard Creek. Offictating the Rev.
Father Donald G. Kerr and internment
follow in the church cemetery.
ices has been in trusted
rial Funeral Chapel Vlount R
ruc and Kenwood Street.
Lett to cherish his memory wife,
Brown: son, Thomas Jr: step children
Dennis, Elamae Mcintosh: daugh ler,
Mae Saurez, Betty Neely: brothers, George Jr. and Charles Neely:
sisters, Hortence Riley and Mae Johnson; brothers-in-law, Richard
Riley and Lawrence Johnson; sisters-in-law, Rebecca, Florine and
Lenore Neely; numerous great grand children: 17 neices, Babarajane
Sears, Ellajane Grant, Jacquelyn Riley, Velma Bain, Juliette Scott,

to Gatewas

VV
AF ut



Evelyn



Georgette Gaitor,-Callis, Brenda, Sharon, Antionette, Marsha, Maryyane,

Alexandria, Michelle, Marvanette and Stephanie Neely, Hilda, Iris,
Pauline and Angela Gaitor; twenty four nephews, Jimmy, Steve and
Cyril Riley, Enoch, Craig, Kevin, Lynden, Wesley Gaitor, Min Vincent
Peet, KirkJyn, Leroy, Tommy, Collin, Wesley, Lincoln, Alexander,
Kevin, Clyde, Terrance, Marvin, Elvis, Dennis, Edney, Byron, Brian
and Philmon Neely; other relatives Iris and Rudolph Smith, Aldamae
Lloyd, Nellie Moss, Maxwell, Margaret Brown, Wilfred and Paulett
Johnson, Elizabeth Hanna, Hugh and Betty Antonio, Hiram and Olive
Antonio, Emerald Brown, Burton Gaitor, Enid Garcia, Brent Mackey,
Jerome Scott, Dennis Williams, Margo Blackwell, Doctor Tatar, Gud
and Dennis Kemp Thomas Porter f: amily, MeGre gor family, Elvira
Newbold, Donna Cargill, Doreen Porter family, Timothy Johnson
family, Ellis and Naomi Whyins family, Amold Fowler. Tammy and
Joseph Whyms, Mavis Lynn, Chester Bain, Cynthia Ambrister tantly.
The Marshalls, Porters, Saunders, Bain, Bishap Neely
ne entire | of Sti tir dé veek and BE:




jeu ae a
Ob Wer
SS Oa! ¢2eke
Stan at

Res

. Path
s sound

f anik ei!



1 af 1
EVeIVn



Prete:

| Esther Woodside, Madilyn Whitney, Degry McGregar, Hary Treco,
Prince Munroe and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the Church in Staniar . ny on

——————— acreeccrcie fermen Meet, RCE EALERTS TET NATE

ef 9 SOY Oe %
OOO tina ae ®



+ ye ees @



arn» saeeew wre er eT Fm -




THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Harewood Sinclair Higgs L.F.D.
President/Managing Director

, JACQUELINE PATRICE
, LIGHTFOOT, 44





| a resident of Gerald Bartlet Estates will
r be acl on Saturday 28th. April 2007.

; 2p.m at Christ The King Anglican
| Church, Ridgeland Park West Officiating



Rev Father
thdeacon £
rley Brown, internment wil follow

hid i Wood Lawn Gardens S idier Road
% | Services have been in trusted to Gate
\ RS « _/ Way Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount
a oe ee Th ~ Royal Avenue and Kenwocd Street.
Left to cherish her memory father and mother Anvil and Ruby Lightfoot;
1 daughter. Takisa Bethel, 1 granddaughter, Bradesha Charlton; | sister,
Vienna oe McKenzie: 3 nephews . Apostle Demarco Grant, Kendrick
Grant and Brandon MeKenzie: 6 Aunts, Barbara Rollins, Stephanie
Saunders, Alice Dorsett- Nicholls, Beverly Miller, Adlain Virgil and
Clemintina Storr: 6 uncles, Lionel, Wesley, Wilbert and Lester Dorsett,
Vivian Bowe, Samuel Storr; uncle-in-laws, Philip Nicholls, Allan Miller;
aunt-in laws, Sherry Ann, Gloria and Thomasina Dorsett; grand nephew,
Kendrick Grant Jr. and grand niece, Kendra Grant; god child, Hector
Lightbourne Jr., Lashann Flowers, Yolanda Nerissa; numerous cousins
including, Viviar, Tamelar, Deidre, Camelio, Cherie, Dwaine, Dwight,
Darren. Anwar, Indira, Golda, Jajiva, Evordna, Giovanni, Schavonne,
Camille, Rochefle, Denvar, Donnamac, Kitty, Deandre, Wilkeshia,
Willia, Renado, Tristan, Leslie, Lester Jr, Ryan, Lechea and Lashaun,
David, Prestey, Hansel. Alton, Sherrylynn, Elva, Lawrence, Frorena
NMahaus. Freda, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lightfoot, Delores Lightfoot,
Milton and Berry Sweeting, Wiuare, hosi of relatives and
friends including, Buiamae McKenzie and family, Duke Dorsett and
family, The ontire community of Williams Town Exuma, Jetfery Bethel

father Radney Buirows,

relo Bowe and Arc





1% Ly, v Wreing,

a “he :



and family. t fags aud Dina Lightbourne and family. Geneva Moree

and family, Dr bugene Gray at id f ‘amily, the staft of Atlantis/Kerzner

Ipternation POP Dloctor Faspital, Chureh family of Christ The

VAG waite vyayer and Deliverance Ministry. the
ete eS SAE SAIS Et ty 7





oy, Dorsetle aad Buuarg remy tue wouyuc.

family, the R oie faiaily. the Charlton family.
Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from
10a.m to [2noon on Saturday from 12:30p.m to service time at church.



' i é '
CUTS WR ols >Ltacel ca PCL EV YUE a} SEES
y oh 5 tigre : oh ary" {
iM et \ try eh] 292) JT 2 EW ,
BST TANT! TUTE TET nas aS Bz. = dh wwde 5 < 2. PRA NA UMN a i

\ -
THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NEWBOLD BROTHERS
CHAPEL

#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
PO. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: (242) 326-5773

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR

DAVID ALFRED
JOHNSON, 54

of EI Godet Avenue off Carmichael Road
and formerly of New Bight. Cat Island,
will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007,
at 10:00 a.m., at the graveside of Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Officiating will be Rev. Jeffrey Johnson.











He is survived by his parents. Pastor
? Daniel and mother Irene, Johnson: one
son, Marco Johnson; six brothers,
Everette, Rodney, Frank, Floyd, Lynn and Rev. Jeffrey Johnson; two
sisters, Jenniemae Williams and Fair Johnson; five aunts, Louise
Gilbert, Iva Thompson, Rosalyn Johnson, Beverly Thacker and Velma
Hanna of Delray Beach FL.; three uncles, Silos Moss, Irskin and George
Johnson; numerous nephews and nieces including, Calvin and Everette
Johnson Jr., Quinton and Charles Williams Jr., Sherel Williams, Marisa
and Niska Johnson; one brother-in-law, Charles Williams Sr.; four
sisters-in-law, Deloris, Sandra, Queeny and Michelle Johnson; a host
of other relatives and friends including, Nurse Sheena Woodside, Mae
Smith, June Rolle, Rev. Dorothy Bain, Veronica Wilson, Nurse Berthily
Walkes, Melony Duncombe, Tiffany Johnson, Corporal Whitney Moss,
Leon and Edward Johnson and Duke Moss.















Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the graveside
Southern Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE

LEROY "ROY"
THOMPSON, 91

a resident of A & A Nursing Home, will
be held on Sunday, April 29th, 2007,
at 11:00 a.m., at Johnson Park Seventh-
Day Adventist Church, Johnson Park,
Fox Hill. Officiating will be Pastor
Sewell.

He is survived by one daughter: Maude
Penny Cuffe; three sons, Mario Cuffe,
Brian Cuffe and Mark Clarke Jr.; eight
great grandchildren, Turante, Brittany,
Perez, Mario, Dejalon, Shiloh, Marquise and Adia Cuffe; two
nephews, Kenneth Knowles Jr. and Cordell Knowles; five nieces,
Sheila Cooper, Judith Duncombe, Sandra Bullard, Rhonda Knowles
and Mavis Bodie; cousin, John Gardiner; friends from A & A Nursing
Home especially Mrs. Bain, Linda and Donna, the Cartwright family,
Mrs. Moses, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Mae Ward Pratt and the |
Johnson Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church family.






























THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 9

KEMP’S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED

22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

DEATH NOTICE |

MS. ROSEMARY
CLOTILDA AGEEB

) of Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas died peacefully
at home on Tuesday, 24th April, 2007.

Ms. Ageeb is survived by one son, Bernard
Franklin Ageeb; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer
Ageeb: two grandsons, Joshua and Zachary
Ageeb: two brothers, George and Charles Ageeb;
one sister, Kathleen Winchell: three sisters-in-
law, Gloria, LaVerne and Karen Ageeb: four
nieces. E.J. Maria Ageeb, Lupita Ageeb-Rolle.

s SS Angelique Priore and Michaelene Ageeb; ten
nephews, Jose, Thomas, Antonio, John, Gregory, Ashley, Mark, Edward. Brian
and Christopher Ageeb; nine great-nieces, Jazmin and Isabella Ageeb-Rolle; Lizbeth
Ageeb, Heather Priore, Sephanie. Rebecca, Dana, Erin and Jenna Ageeb; eight
great nephews, Shelton and Jonathon Ageeb Rolle, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel, Andrew
and Jordan Ageeb and Michael Priore.





















She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Ageeb; two sisters, Gloria
and Theresa Ageeb and two brothers Anthony and Arnold Ageeb.



A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, East Shirley,
Nassau on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2007 at 11:00am.

Arrangements by Kemp’s Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau,
The Bahamas.




“tad
~ In Loving Memory ads,
PAGE 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007






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






CHERYLANN DELANE
SEYMOUR, 39

OF #28 ALMOND ROAD,






AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU,






CATHEDRAL, SETTLERS WAY,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.





GODFREY WILLIAMS; ASSISTED BY: PASTOR CAROLYN
COOPER. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK, FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA.







Seymour; 1 Son: Codero Seymour; 1 Daughter: Ashley Seymour; 1
Stepson: Anwar Seymour; 1 Step Daughter: Genesta Seymour;
Parents: Patrick and Vickie Bain; 1 Brother: Patrick Bain Jr.; 3





law: Jarine “Ginger” Bain and Wendy Cost
Saunders, Paticia & Patiquea Bain and DeEricka Clements; 3 Nephews:
Denzell Clements, Jermal “Jay” LaRoda and Jody Butler Jr.; 2 Uncles:
Cleophus and Jackson Bain; 10 Aunts: Nellie Robinson, Muriel Smith,







Lightbourne, Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows of Sandy Point, Abaco,




Roberts, Walter Lightbourne Sr., William Adderley, Vernal Burrows,




Numerous Relatives and Friends including: Anita, Sean, Nicole,






and Kevin Adderley of Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin Morley of Miami,
Florida, Adrianna, Michelle Smith and family, Dorenda Pratt, Debbie,
Leverne, Vanny, Nelson, Cyril Jr. and Denise Dean, Manasa, Uri,






and family, Jackie, Gracie, Nona and David Green, Al, Tennie and
Jimmy, Margret Knowles and family, Barbara Thompson and family,
Kelly Cleare, Sophie Thompson and family, Salaika Styles and family,








Cathedral Church and family, Shavanda, Sydney “Bucket” Cartwright,

Restsias Memoual Morluary
and Cromalouum Limniled

| aye Selb FOR

| Lequesha Laing, Louise and Sonia Bain, Anthony and Nicole Bain,
: Dennis, Terrance, Alma, Beryl, Hazel, Karen, Norma, Leonard, Monica,
: Mark, Louise, Leverne, Mary Morris and family, Patrice Hepburn,
: Jack and Kym Ritchie, Thomas and Myrton King, KiShanna Wright,
: Desi Bain, Monique Percentie, Angela Rolle, Michelle Bain, Tanya
: Mackey, Linda Bentley, Muriel Forbes, Vickie, Cynthia and Valerie
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA : Forbes of Florida, Ednie Gaitor, Patrick Roberts, Ricky and Monique
: Burrows, Pedro, Ericka, Ghea, Cabrina Adderley, M.P. Pleasant
BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON :
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007, AT : Edgecombe, Sharon Bottle and family, Iris Charlton, Patsy Miller and
11:00 ALM AT ST. JOHN’S JUBILEE ;

Olga Garland of Miami, Florida, Glacie Dean, Lillian Roberts, Virgi :
Hattie and Ella Dean of Nassau; 7 Aunts-in-law: Louise and Verlean
Bain, Nona Green, Mary Capron, Jackie Turnquest, Gracie Roker and :
Barbara Thompson; 7 Uncles-in-laws: Samuel Robinsgori,; Wilbur: i ls

Cyril Dean Sr. and David Green; Cherish Friend: Elkeno Bowleg :



Jason and Shane Henfield, Keith, Frank, Herbie, Don and Kent
Robinson, Fred Bain, Davie, Nicola, Lun, Garrett Ruby, Ethel and :

Adria Lightbourne, P.C. Chester Walker, Nikki, Oeshi, Bernie, Perry including: JosIn Buenviaje, Marianito Aranas, Brian Lamb, Bill

: Gibson, Dencil Hepburn, Andre Davis, Gosnell Williams, Terry Gibson,
: David, Dagleish, Marilyn Johnson, Linda Turnquest and The
: 2 ; : Management and Staff of The Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited.
Sherrell, Suzzette and Jackie Bain, Klenson Rahming, Mary Capron :

: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “CELESTIAL SUITE” OF
i: RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
: LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

Gary and Aretha Thompson, Shelly Hall and family, St. John’s Jubilee | BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00.4.M TO) 4:00 PiM. vi:

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 e Fax: (242) 340-8034



Bridgewater, Kayshala Ramsey, Kayla Swain, Stanley White, Sophie

family Mike, Mary, Deanna and Andrew Mosko, John Whymns and

family, Sydney and Michelle Thomas, Invader for Christ Church
: family, Staff of Seventeen Shop, Staff of Taino Beach Resort, Staff
OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP :

of The Rand Memorial Hospital and Pioneers Loop Community, Staff

of Sunland Baptist Academy Staff; Students and P.T.A Board, Lillian |
: Wilchcombe and Myrtle Carroll .

: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “PERPETUAL SUITE” OF
; : RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
Left to cherish her precious memories are her Husband: Ricardo :
: BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
: THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
: TIME.

Sisters: Alisa Saunders, Tanya Bain and Crystal Butler; 3 Brothers-

in-law: Hueleo Saunders, Jody Butler and Keyin Miller; 2 Sisters-in-
e; 4 Nieces: Huelesia :

LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND |

RODRIGO
TORRANO, 38

OF #3 INDINIA LANE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF BATANGAS

HELD IN THE PHILIPPINES.
| He is survived by his Uncle: Jorge P.

Caguicla; Brother-in-law: Avel C.
Mendoza; Numerous Other Relatives

CITY, PHILIPPINES WILL BE + Re iia
THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES




| Irvin Kemp, John Wilson, Aaron, Edwin, Franklyn, Carlton, Llewlyn
and Stephen Gardiner; 26 Nieces: Kate Knowles, Pasha, Payton and :
Peri Lockhart, Jennifer Deveaux, Verna Stubbs, Audrey Hanna, Gesille_ ;

FREEPORT
11A East Coral Roaa, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 « Fax: (242) 373-3005

DEACON HUGH
FRANZ JOLLY, 49

OF #46, CORAL REEF ESTATES,

BAHAMAS WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28,

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, NANSEN

ASSISTED BY: DEACON JOHN SWAIN.
FOLLOW AT THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,

FROBISHER DRIVE. FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA. |

Cherished Memories will forever linger in the Hearts of his Loving,
Devoted Wife and Best Friend: Sharon Jolly; Children: Renaldo :
Jolly of Orlando, Florida, Dorrell Andrews, Tanika Pinder and Tamiko :

Gardiner; 10 Sisters: Ellen Howell, Jacqueline Jolly, Judy Mae Knowles,
Sherill Bowen, Sheila, Andrea and Karen Pinder, Harlene Saunders,

Judy Barry and Valerie Evans; 5 Brothers: Lynden “Rickey” and Carl

Jolly, Gary and Hartley Pinder and Andrew Moss; Mother-in-law:

Beulah Gardiner; Son-in-law: Dave Pinder; 4 Grandchildren: Kenrick |
Jolly, Dayshanique, Taivea and Dave Pinder Jr.; 4 Aunts: Doris and :
Cicely Ewing, Dazel Jolly and Sarah Missick; 2 Uncles: Colin Ewing |
| and Perry Missick; 9 Sisters-in-law: Bernadette Jolly. Cestina Wilson, |
Gestille Bain, Annis Kemp, Barbara, Vivian. Gleomie, Deandrea and :

Paula Gardiner; 10 Brothers-in-law: Samuel Knowles, Terrance Bain,

Taylor, Sheena Laing, Theresa Delancy, Shanique and Sherry Bowe,

Destiny, Adonika, Britney, Cassandra, Laverne, Tiffany and Shufel i
: Dillon-Hunter; Father-in-law: Bernard Hunter; Brothers: Anthony and
: Royal Robinson; Sisters: Linda Turnquest, Sherry and Rhonda Bastian,
: Olive Patton, Kym Davis, Nickoya Hall and Marie Robinson; Sisters-

Gardiner, Diane, Carla, Anya, Cindy, Susan, Genie and Simone Wilson;
36 Nephews: William Lightbourne, Kyle Knowles, Paul Lockhart Jr.,
Lynden and Ricardo Jolly, Maxwell Laing, Delano Taylor Jr., Corrie,

Aaron and Giovanni Bowe, Diego, Denton, Devard and Dr. Dervin } }
Kemp, Tyrell, Devontea, Destin, Jason, Shawn, Mark, Kippage, Edwin | Dillon-Hunter; Brothers-in-law: Kendal Patton, Greg Davis, Gevon
: Hall, Brent Neville Sr. and Chase Dillon-Hunter, Nephews: Anthony
? Robinson Jr., Courtney, Lyndon, Royal Jr. and Jamell Robinson, Aharon

: Bastian, Ryan McKinney, Kasar Patton and Brent Melville; Nieces:

Jr., Jarred, Alexus and Amardo Gardiner, James, Charles, Dayle, Jerrell,
Oswald, Alfred, Micheal, William and Freddie Wilson; 9 Godchildren:
Destin, Paul-Vashawn, Clavontea, Achara, Jarred, Lashanda, Shenne,

Brandice and Nathaniel; 21 Grand nephews; 11 Grand nieces; Other :
Relatives and Friends: Paul Lockhart Sr., Reverend Audley & Sister :
: Father: Edwin Bastian and A Host Of Other Relatives & Friends.
Horatio Smith and the Staff of Saybolt, Te Staff of Freeport Gospel :
Chapel School, Mr. and Mrs. Haven Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Brister |
: LATER DATE.

Ervina Swain and Extended Family Grace Bible Fellowship Church,

Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mullings, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Robinson, Rev. and Mrs. Gregory Bowe, Rev.

and Mri Gre? Bullard, Mr. ‘atid Mts. ‘Northan Charltdn, Pastor‘arid’ EA,

Oe ae Sa a RE RO RO oe Sele aS 8k

Restaiow Memorial Mortuary
and Crematouum Limiled

© Mrs. Joseph Taylor, Vivian Williams and Family, Dr. Paul Cannings,
> Mrs. Cannings of Houston, Texas, Dwayne and Shanna Ruff of Savannah.
and Mrs. Kenneth Knowles of Abaco, Ocelia Billings of

— Georgia, Rev.
Orlando, Florida, Natasha Barry. Ja‘ir Stubbs, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph

7.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 11

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

Taylor, Brenda Robinson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibson, Dr.

- Eric Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bowe, Mr. Derrick Bodie and
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA :
AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU, :
: VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE “IRENIC SUITE” OF
2007, AT }
10:00 A.M AT GRACE BIBLE |

Alandria Anderson.

RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND

- BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND :
BAHAMA.OFFICIATING WILL BE :
PASTOR AUDLEY L. SWAIN; |
INTERMENT WILL :

THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 8:30 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

MR. CLEAVENSON
McARTHUR ROBINSON,

48
OF HOUSTON TEXAS AND
FORMERLY OF FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA DIED AT ST.
LY RES OS PET ays
JACKONVILLE, FLORIDA ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007.

Left to Mourn his Passing are his Wife:
Gail Robinson; Children: Cyd-Sheldon
and Brianne Robinson; Mother: Wally
Robinson; Mother-in-law: Adella

in-law: Christine and Eldora Robinson, Georgia Melville and Giselle

Tonya and Tara Robinson, Roydoya and Royelle Robinson, Cle_nae
Howell, Tre_nae Johnson, Grier Davis and Brittany Melville; Adopted

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A

\Vieribbasdhaid «bose AIST POG

frat se
ey ep}a?

te shor Ff y

proaches fee ce
re syyogncte wiband yrs chee ying

Bas oe 2 SAS as. © © © @ ew 8) area ew oe

t

werem ramp te

> ear: =F

By
ETRE

hha

4

vive earn
PAGE 12, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007



THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



Restsices Memovial Moluary

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

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 |

LATOYA NAKETA
DEMERITTE, 31

of Garden Hills Estates, will be held
my on Saturday, April 28th, 2007 at 2:00
= p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church,

} Blue Hill and Wulff Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Cannon Basil Tynes,

Turnquest and Associate Priest, Fr.
Rodrick Bain. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.



Left to cherish her precious memories are her Parents: Joseph Demeritte
and Adena Fox, Step Parents: Oxley Fox and Ilsa Demeritte, Grand
Parent: Nora Jones Newbold, Adopted Grand Parent: Dorms Burrows,
Brother: Navado Demeritte, Step Brothers: Deandre Forbes, Revie
Fox Jr., and Terrence Fox, Adopted Brothers: Jerome Guillouet and
Suhuba Pratt, Sisters: Josette Demeritte and Gier Williams, Step
Sisters: Bridgette, Samantha and Valentina Fox, Adopted Sister:
Sarah Guillouet, Uncles: Glenville, Clifton, Clyde, Jefferey, Ray, Basil,
Cyril, John, Bruno, Don, Gregg, Fealy Jr., Elvis, Sidney, and Alfred,
Aunts: Willisy, Thecla, Glenda, Yvonne, Olga, Amette, Cora, Florinda,
Moiah, Sherika, Lynn, Kristin, Theresa, Pamela, Judy, June, Theiry,
Sylvia, and Maria, Brother-in-law: Tyrone Williams, Nieces: Diajha,

Naejha, Jade, and Gabriella, Nephew: Deanza, God Children: D’asia,,.

Carlin, Charles, and Alex, God Parents: Elva Moxey, Marsha Rolle
and Madrona Johnson, Cousins: Sonia, Camille, Rochelle, Diana,
Glenice, Geisha, Camilena, Shanti, Ra-Jone, Davia, Alivia, D’andra,
Padrey, Therisita, Eugene Jr., Blondelle, Allistine, Antionette, Lakita,
Odia, Ena, Tonya, Christiana, Franka, Ivy, Regina, Sabrina, Lashan,
Leanora, Sherrell, Dr. Munroe, Wade, Algernon, Julian Randol, Alonza,
Kurth, Ernie, Raymond, Nari, Leroy, Clyde Jr., Cephas, Alvin, Ario,
Dwayne, Dillian, Alan, Keith, Aleric, Adrien, Josh, Quentin, Clifton
Jr., Alriel, Rasheed, Devon, Devaughn, D’shon, Amal, Ella, Marion,
Renee, and Antoinette, Special Friend: Michael Jones, other Family
and Friends: Aunt Freda and Family; Charlton and Levy Families,

(Daddy P), Nathan Heastin, Rowena and Laura and their Families,
Driscilla, Verlene, Margaret, Marcy, Wilma, Jasmine, Leanthe, Kelda,
Andrea, Zammy, Charmaine, McQuela, and Lynette, Bridgette Johnson,
Raynard Rigby, Emilyn Petty, Enith Cooper, and Icelyn Thomas and
their Families, Jones Family, Evelyn Shaw and Family, St. Barnabas

Church Family, Management and Staff of British America, Management

and Staff of Hair International & Day Spa, Mr. Elvin Taylor, Dud
Maynard, and Andy Maynard and their Families, Freddy Gray, Ms.
Ester, Ms. Hanna, Ms. Culmer, Ms. Deveaux, Mr. McMillian, Ms.
Ritchie, Ragged Island Family, Garden Hills Community, Members

and Staff of Doctor’s Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, especially
Dr. Munnings, Dr. Curling, Nurse Stephanie Lockhart, Nurse Arlene,
Shanti and Bell.

The family of Latoya would like to extend a special thanks and
appreciation to Dr. Locksley Munroe.

Viewing will be held in the “Celestial” Suite at Restview Memorial

Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday
: from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 and then again at the church on Saturday
i from 12:30 p. m. until service time.

assisted by Fr. Shazzasbazzar |

Memorial Service

ARTHUR ROY
“Eventon”
DORSETT, 32

of Fire Trail Road and formerly of
Jamaica, will be held on Saturday,
April 28", 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at the
Chapei at Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd.,
Robinson and Soldier Roads.
Officiating will be Evangelist Winston
Coakley. Cremation will follow.

He is survived by his Three Children: Omega, Adoni and Arthur Jr.

! Dorsett, Father: Berti Lawrence, Four Sisters: Carol Thurston,

Claudette Birch, Nicole Leary, and Novellete Lawrence, Two Adopted
Sisters: Rosemarie Dorsett and Marcia Beneby, Two Brothers:
Winston Coakley and Earl Lawrence, One Adopted Brother: Hamilton
Dorsett, Three Brothers-in-law: Michael Thurston, Tristan Leary and
Dwayne Beneby, Two Sisters-in-law: Tammy Coakley and Caroline
Dorsett, Nieces include: Deandra Munnings, Kimberly and Keisha

: Thurston, Sheniqua Douglas, Vandekia Rodgers, Ashley Norville, and
Ragged Island Family, Sheila Curling, Gwen Moncur, and Elsie Strachan:
and their Families, Carolyn, Anne, Marsha, Edberth Joyous, Peterson
: Joan Pinder, Orion and Marino Dean, Jacqueline James, Donnovan,

Bryann Beneby, Nephews include: Tevin Hall, Natario Evans, and
Tristan Leary Jr., Aunts: Ivy and Bobs Campbell, Cousins include:

Sharon, Dwight, Dayton, Dyqon and Daniella Lamey of Miami, Fl, and
Phillip Pinder, and a host of Relatives and Friends including: Jancis
Brown of Jamaica, Marcian Bowleg, Siean Todd, Kadian Hanson Wells,
and Marcia Sands and Family.

: Viewing will be held in the “Irenic” Suite at Restview Memorial
: Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on Friday
: from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p.m. and then again at the Chapel from
: 9:30 a. m. until service time. ;


THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES



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
















JOHN “One Brown”
KNOWLES CAMPBELL, 43















Hill, and Nassau Village Families.



There will be no viewing.



MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR

| She is survived by her Husband: Elder Hubert Bethell,
/ Mother: Floraine Anderson, Daughters: Teka Knowles,
- Tonya Gaitor-Johnson, and Krystal Bethell, Brothers:
: Patrick Tucker, Vernal McCartney, Andrew Capron, and
| Joseph Anderson, and a host of other Relatives and
: Friends.

of Elizabeth Estates, will be held on Saturday, April 28th, |
2007 at 2:30 p. m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Bernard |
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Carl J. Rahming. Interment |
will follow in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road. |

Left to cherish his memories are One Son: John Knowles |
Jr., Sisters including: Katherine Clarke, Patrice, Gina
_and Margaret Knowles, Clarice Knowles-Rousseau , Alice |
of Miami, Fl, and the Campbell Family, Nieces: Monique, |
Shonell, Tamicka, Ginet, Royiesa Williams, and Jennifer :
Rousseau, Nephews: Tony, Quincy, Shavargo, Elvardo, |
Kevin, Owen, Christian and Lawrence Rousseau, |
Christopher, and Remi, Brothers-in-law: Anthony Clarke |
and Jean Rousseau of Miami, Fl, Uncles: Wellington |

_and Samuel Knowles and their Families, Aunts: Sally |

Lundy and Yvonne Johnson and their Families, other _ and Dwight Jr. Coleby, Three Daughters: Shakera

Family and Friends including: Joan Clarke and Pat | Johnson, Holltine Moss, and Dwikita Coleby, Three
Higgs and their Families, Deborah, Poinciana Inn Family, Sisters: Daisy Albury, Flora Pierre, and Tasha Taylor,
Kathy Sturrup, Keith Bell, Evangeline Hamilton, Cora _ Five Brothers: John, David and Lennix Moss, Ricardo
Det ae Family Ingrid aa Bebe ee Eeaben ees ee Moxey, and Kevin Brown, and a host of other Relatives

: | ; ; : and Friends.



THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007, PAGE 13




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 NOTICES



Deaconess Theresa Maria
Bethell, 52

3 of Little Hyde Park, Sea Breeze, died at the Princess
Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.








Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Annabelle
Moss Coleby, 43

f of Sea Breeze, died at the
©) Princess Margaret Hospital on
| Sunday, April 22nd, 2007.

â„¢ She is survived by her
Husband: Dwight Coleby,
Mother: Naomi Moss, Three
Sons: Pedro Moss, Kadeen

' Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


tr




PAGE 14, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007

Demeritie’s Funeral J

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ° P.O. SOX GT-

as Cee x
ae Se



STANLEY RUFUS PRICE, 77



>) aresident of Ambrister Street, Fox Hill.
| and formerly of Rum Cay, will be held

Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
1 son, Steve Price; 8 daughters; Margaret
Christine, Simaria, Delvon, Kareem, Tomiko, Rashard and Yvette:

Community.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

BERNADETTE MAJOR, 49



Gardens, Soldier Road.

daughters, Lukana Hayes, Kathera Jones and Anya Clarke;

i FEET At rm ody ye

THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

2097 ¢ TEL: 323-5782

SSeS



Marinette Strachan and Sheila Roberts: brothers. Kenneth and
Austin Miller, Anthony, Tyrone, Micheal, Kirkwood. Alfred,
Patrick, Earnel. Marctan, Bradley and Leo McKenzie, James and

© Jackson Rolle and Charles Johnson; sisters-in-laws. Beverly and
: Glenda Miller, Edith Vernell, Sheila, Andrea and Amanda
at St. Mark's Native Baptist Church. | \cKenzie. Patricia Johnson, Ann Major, Vanrea Thompson and
Romer Street, Fox Hill, on Saturday at | Naomi Major: brothers-in-laws, Arlington Clarke Sr. Inspector
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. | 689 Kipling Rolle. Sgt. Danny Toussaint, Raphael Peters, Jackie
Carrington S. Pinder, assisted by other | Rodgers, Robert Sumner and Allen Sands; numerous nieces
ministers. Interment follows in Fox Hill : 5

including, Sharlene Miller, Shena Buggs of Atlanta Georgia, Erica

- Greene, Almonique Clarke, Roena Rolle, Kentel Missick, Bridgette

Left to cherish his precious memory are. | Farguarson, Aramenta Collins, Cleotisa, WPC 5005 Tyronique

- and Shaquelle Mckenzie. Janell and Anastacia Miller, Shaniece

Kinlock, Lulie Thompson, Remilda | Toussaint, Lakeisha Johnson. Sheniqua, McKell, Janay, and Destiny

4 is oe oe Tammy, Ruth and Janet | MeKenzie. Latisha Davis. Mychaella Davis, Meshay Cooper and
Price and Toppie Brennen; 3 sons-in-law: Roland Kinlock, Felix | Tennille Darling; numerous nephews including, Mervin Greene,

Thompson and D'urville Walkes; 32 grand children including, | Jamal Samuels, Arlington Jr. and Antonio Clarke, PC. Zhivargo

Leonardo, Shannon, Keisha, Deon, Adre, Ray, Ashley, Delvon, | McKenzie, PC. Kipling Rolle. Ricardo, Earnel. Jamie and Ryan

: McKenzie. Dylan Miller, Donniel Rolle, Codero and Danaj

22 great grand children, and a host of other relatives and friends | Toussaint, Ramon, Alex. Omar, Oniel, Micheal Jr. and Jamal

including, Matthew Brown, Dudley Adderley, Henry and Jean | \cKenzie, and Jamyren Rodgers; numerous cousins including,

Rolle, Samuel and Thelma Dill and family and the entire Fox Hill Rosemary Smith, Joseph Abraham, Helene Smith, Lillian

: Armbrister, Ena Culmer, Wellington Henfield, Haverson Mckenzie,

? Cecil McKenzie of Orlando Florida. Cecil Mckenzie of Nassau,

Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday | Brenda and Dario Ferguson, Darren and Deshan Knowles; other

: relatives and friends including, Pastor Michaeal and Diana Coakley
: and the Latterday Ministries Family, Madlyn Ferguson, Dion
: Coakley, The Major Family, The Newton family, The Hudson
: family, The Ingraham family, The Gardiner family, Gloria Gardiner,
: Geneva Gardiner and family, Clarabell Cooper and family, Clara
: Burrows and family, Betty Davis and family Eleanor Barry and

a to ist a -- ; family, Naomi Smith, Prudence Bain, Loretta Knowles and family,
4 Sa eaLasN oe a : ve : Lenora Black and family, Geraldine Pratt and family, Theresa |
Church. Market Stest on Sunday it ae : Hepburn, Idamae Bain, Dell Lundy and Beverley, Gloria Flowers,
p.m GiGi ating Gall be Pastor Michael. = Bloneva Rolle, Paulette Lloyd, Stephanie Lewis, Ruth Evans and
; Coakley aeead by Bishop Livingston : family, Renae Arty, Derick and Stephanie Edwards, Travis Morley,
Lynes Interment followsin Woodlawn: | The Rigby family, Miss Erma, The Taylor family, The Aranha

: : : family, Miss Carrie, The Ramsey family, The Sands family, Dorothy

? Curtis and family, Jeanette, Nita and Hellen McKenzie, Unay

- > 44: . } Gibson, The entire Gibson family, Eric Riley and family, Gregory
ee pitted - q Ee S a ae : Farrington and family, Bradley Munnings Nurse Donnel Johnson
are. her iehand Stanley Major; step : and the Dressing Room Staff, Miss Kerlean Rahming, Ivan
wGther: Ramona: Sinithe daughter | Knowles, Linda and family, John Woodside, The Entire Statf of
| Candina Farrington-Newry; son {etterson Farrington: mother and , Laundry Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital, The
father-in-law, Mr. Stanley and ‘Mrs. Martha Major; son-in-law ee ee ee of asia Dillet Pr. ee Reser
eae : Ma: re ane ; : The Principal Staff and Students of the Government High School,

Toyel Newry Sr.; daughter-in-law, Margo Farrington; adopted i The Dialysis Staff, the staff of Female Medical | and 2 a Female

grandchildren, Andriel Newry, Toyel Jr., Triyel Newry and Jayden Surgical I Wards.

Farrington; aunts, Cybil Dailey, Willamae and Annie McKenzie : ,. d pen i ‘tte's F iH
and Carolyn Taylor; sisters, Sandra Clarke, Margaret Rolle, Genese | F een i a ee their last respects at Demeritte's une ome
Toussaint, Patricia Peters, Myra Rodgers, Tizel Whitfield, Deborah |» Market Street, ‘rom 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturéay, and on
Sands, Sherry Hamilton, Naomi Sumner, Geanette Johnson, paucity 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. unti
| PENEEY ote Nodal: PO dE er rd batt Joe dhn i. Service TIME. , Lic3 iofecké gearar’

Fe bl eel

eindtrpst foods) mobelonie
1 oc t

‘ 4 ey : r
ripe Vy ft ee eres y t f tes yryirryre



ee

he




THE TRIBUNE OBITUARIES

Demeritie’s Funeral Aome

BAHAMAS’ OLDEST MORTUARY
MARKET STREET ¢ P.O. BOX GT-2097 ° TEL: 323-5782

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR




SHAVARDO SHAKAN WRIGHT
BROWN, 14



a resident of Wild Guava Ave.,
Pinewood Gardens, will be held at
Zion South Beach Baptist Church,

Roads.



©) Left to cherish his memory are his ;
rw mother, Eslina Brown-Stephenson; |
father, Craig Wright; stepfather, Walton :
Stephenson; 4 brothers, Gregory Wright I, Lavardo, Moses and |
Gregory Wright II; 2 sisters, Velma and Lashunte Wright; | step ;
brother, Omar Stephenson; 2 step sisters, Shadesa and Medesa
Stephenson; grandmothers, Velma Taylor Santiago and Lillian ;
Wright; step grandmother, Gloria Stephenson; grand father, Hilton : |
Brown of USA; step grandfathers, Esterez Santiago and Menocal ;
Stephenson; great grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lewis; step |

eat grand mother, Midora Laggie; aunts, Cleopatra Cozi ae . :
ae ee eres : grandchildren, Candace, Latoya, Alexis and Lucas; great-

Taylor, Barbara Wright, Gail Johnson, Mildred Curry, Deann | grandchild, Riley; five sisters, Vernita Johnson, Joycelyn
: Armbrister. Andree Swales (Anchorage, Alaska), Cherine Bodie,
! Nicole Gibson (Miami, Florida); six brothers, Joseph Johnson,
: Jeffrey Johnson, Kendal Johnson, Brister Johnson (Freeport,
? Grand Bahama), Everette Johnson, Kevin Eve; brothers-in-law,
: Ronald Swales and Philip Bodie; sisters-in-law, Sheila Johnson,
; : :-Francita Johnson, Desiree Johnson, Faye Johnson, Lola Johnson;

Diath Bevery tibristes Chery! € lathe cuore Lewis Crue : aunts, Viola Gibson and Audrey Wright; nieces: Dr. Larissa
Sed ae ; ; ? Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Darnell Grant, Charmayne Bullard,

ashe ele tetas a oa nie wy ek ao eae : Chanel Green, Kim Scriven, Janice Longley, Lavelle Johnson,
: Tiffany Bourne, Racquel Johnson, Shara Johnson, Keeva Johnson,
PiKenya, Kacy, Shonell, Candice, Christavia, Dr. Nyree McDonald,
: Taja-jihan Swales, Amanda Johnson, Bria Johnson, Tavara

: Johnson, Cherelle Cartwright, Xynea Johnson, Knisia Johnson,

: Tone' Johnson, Shawntee" Gibson, Nikeva Eve, Narissa Eve,
: Shakira Eve, Christal Eve, Latoya Eve, nephews: Lamon Johnson,

! Trevor Thompson, Sheldon Bullard, Chino Armbrister, Marlon

: Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Damien Johnson, Ronnie Holmes, Keith

! Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Greg Johnson, Maceo Johnson,
: Jermaine Johnson, Jason Johnson, Kenrod Johnson, Kenrick
? Lockhart, Kendal Johnson Jr., Kendall, Lwayad, Kelsey Johnson,

Bain, Sonia Thompson, Ruthmae Francis and family, Ms. Riley;

and family, Dorothy Moss, Vaughn Saunders and family, the | Lamar Johnson Jr., Kevin Eve Jr.; and a host of other relatives

Hanna, McPhee, Williams, Taylor, Adderley, Armbrister and | and friends.
Finton families, Rosalie Knowles and family, Nathaniel Knowles :

and family, Mr. Mason and family, the Pinewood, City Market | Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,

: Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday. There will

Eleanor Goodman and family, Beatrice Smith and family, Tracy | b¢ No viewing at church on Saturday.

Ft. Lauderdale, Nurse Evelyn Hanna, Rosalie Minnis, Nikita

Arnett, Eleanor Hield of Freeport, Ida Hill of Ft. Lauderdale,
Vivien, Debbie and Heather Stephenson, Shannie Black, Winnifred
Knowles, Chanell, Sharlene, Carmen, Carley, Jackie, Janet and
Antoinette Brown; grandaunts, Deaconess Nellie Thompson,
Portia Small, Sonia Smith and Brenda Fenton of Salt Lake City,

Adderley, Erma McPhee, Penny Ferguson, Patrice Adderley and

Point, Andros and Merlene Mackey of Mastic Point, Andros;
uncles, Deacon Stephen Taylor, Lenny, Devon, Kirk, Calvin,
Kevin, Matthew, Hilton Jr., Kenneth, J.J.,.Carlton and Chis
Brown, Dalton, Cabel and Andrew Stephenson, Glen, Godfrey,
John, Patrick and Kendal Wright, Chris Black, Kebal Simms and
William Minnis; grand uncles, Kenneth McPhee, Kenneth Smith,
Franklyn Adderley, Patrick Ferguson, Edward Armbrister, Marvin,
Jason and Lloyd Lewis; cousins to numerous to mention; special
family and friends, Woman Inspector Althea Porter, Princess,
Jennymae and Sheryann Porter, Linda Regis and family, Paul
_ and Nathaniel Tucker, Michael and Samuel Johnson, Anthony

and Stapledon School families, Theresa Horton and family,

THU