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Christie fights Senate choice

Former PM announces
intention to bring a
constitutional action

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

OPPOSITION Leader Perry
Christie formally announced
that there will be a constitu-
tional challenge to the nomina-
tion of the remaining three Sen-
ators by the prime minister, fur-
ther escalating the controversy
over these appointments.

Mr Christie made this decla-
ration in front of thousands of
PLPs on Saturday at his party’s
“thank-you” rally at Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre.

“T think it is important for me
to say to you that I shall be
making a very full and detailed
statement to the country, but I
also will be indicating to the
country that I intend to bring a
constitutional action for redress,
the unconstitutional behaviour
of Prime Minister Ingraham,”
he said. :

“It is an important point of
great constitutional importance
and I do not believe, nor do I

accept, that the prime minister
of an FNM party could decide
on who should be a Senator for
the opposition party PLP,” he
added.

The constitution provides
nine automatic appointments
for the government and four for
the opposition, with the remain-
ing three seats selected by the
prime minister after consulia-
tion with the leader of the oppo-
sition.

But, under article 40 of the
constitution, these remaining
appointments must lead to the
make-up of the Senate reflect-
ing that of the House.

Late on Friday in a statement
from the Cabinet Office, the
prime minister appointed for-
mer Adelaide MP Michael
Halkitis and President of the
Chamber of Commerce Tanya
Wright as two of the three
remaining Senators.

However, the statement

SEE page 11

Union president ‘sceptical’
over the Baha Mar deal

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter



LABOUR unrest may be brewing on the Cable Beach strip between
the Hotel Workers Unio~ and Baha Mar, as the president of the
union, Roy Colebrooke has expressed grave concern over the Shera-
ton take-over of the Radisson property, adding that overall, he is
“sceptical” of the entire Baha Mar deal.

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Aftermath of fire
discovered at

PLP headquarters |
| Ml By BRENT DEAN
_ Tribune Staff Reporter

@ By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff reporter

THE aftermath of a

ing, police confirmed yesterday.

time when no one was in the
building, and apparently causing

main entrance — the fire }
prompts concern, particularly :
as it is the third attack on a ;
property owned by the PLP
party, or a party member, in the |

last two months.

The incident was first brought
to the attention of some mem- ; â„¢ By ALISON LOWE

bers of the public on Saturday }

night at the PLP "thank you"

rally by opposition leader Perry : Z ee er te
ally by opposition leader Perry : year-old and a 29-year-old suffered serious injuries following two vio- :
‘ ‘ : lent attacks in the early hours of yesterday morning.
During the event, the former ; : ; ;
prime minister criticised the : the left side of his chest in an argument with another man, said Asst ;
: Supt Walter Evans.

Christie.

FNM and prime minister

Hubert Ingraham in particular :
for allegedly instilling fear in
PLPs.

Mr Christie also spoke out :

SEE page 11

Leslie Miller claims many voted |
in Blue Hills who had no right to.

MANY people voted in the

hn . } Blue Hills constituency who had
. ; : SuSPl’ = no right to, according to former
cious fire" was discovered at : & ‘ é

Gambier House — PLP head- :

quarters — early Friday morn- : in an interview with The Tribune,

: stating that this point will be the °
Although not as serious as it : major basis behind his election
might have been — burning at a : court challenge of the results of
: the*recent election, which if suc-
: cessful, could return him to the

only minimal damage to the :

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller.
Mr Miller made this allegation

House of Assembly.

“When you go to court 3 you
would think that you have suffi- j
cient evidence to negate what
” Mr Miller said. “My :
team and J are very confident that ;

On pehall ignthe people of Blne Gibson has accused the former PLP

: ‘ . E20 2 f i i e
There is “hard fact evidence”, : Selene sek ere
he added, that people voted in : nae pein pa ato
: Tribune articles, but making it
: -’ : appear that the warning was from
and others were denied their : F ©
: : the newly installed FNM govern-

“A lot of people who went to | MR

took place,
Hills, we will be victorious.”

Blue Hills who had no right to,

right.

SEE page 11

! PLP’s “

Two suffer serious

Tribune Staff Reporter

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: said he had been confidentially told
Pane ‘ ‘ . l k : early in January that by continuing
In) uries in V1O ent attac S : a letter accusing him of breaking
: General Orders as a civil servant.
: Mr Gibson, who was on The Tri-
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warning letter
appear to be
from new govt

TRIBUNE columnist Adrian

He described the letter as the
last ditch attempt to vic-

: timise” him.

Mr Gibson, who writes the week-
“Young Man’s View”,

to write his articles he would be sent

: High School, continued writing his
The teenage boy was on Carmichael Road when he was stabbed on : _ column after leaving The Ti
: bune.

The letter from the Director of

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: man in the area of St Albans Drive at around 12.30am.
: The gunman robbed him of cash and jewellery before firing several :

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not appear today. Sir Arthur is Acting
Governor General during a brief
absence from the country by
Governor General Arthur Hanna.



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Arthur Foulkes, does Humes, president of
the Bahamas Christ-

ian Council

Sir Arthur Foulkes was sworn
in as Acting Governor General
on Friday, taking over tem-
porarily from Adie Hanna.

Speaking at the swearing in
ceremony, where the oath was
administered by Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall, Sir Arthur - a
former minister in the first PLP
government, founder of the
Free National Movement, and



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prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham for the "confidence he has
reposed in me and for the high
honour he has afforded me on
this occasion."

Sir Arthur told those present,
including Sir Ronald Saunders,
a noted Caribbean diplomat,
that he felt God and his country
have been good to him in his

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@ THOSE attending
the event included Sir
Arthur Foulkes, Hubert
Ingraham, Deputy
Prime Minister Brent
Symonette, Claire Hep-
burn, Carl Bethel, Eari
Deveaux, Kenneth Rus-
sell and Dr Hubert Min-
nis

Arthur Foulkes sworn in
as Acting Governor General

lifetime.

Noting his good health, Sir
Arthur said that perhaps it
means that God believes he still
has "a few more Is to dot and a
few more Ts to cross."

"I don’t know, but I ask your
prayers that I may be able to

carry out whatever duties lie

before me," he said.





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Names are
purged from
Dominican
voter rolls

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

FORMER presidents
don’t simply cast large shad-
ows over Dominican politics
after they die. Until recently,
two of them haunted voter
rolls, according to Associat-
ed Press.

While election officials
purged thousands of names
of voters who had died, emi-
grated or otherwise were
ineligible to take part in next
year’s elections, two late
presidents and a big-name
political leader — all deceased
— were recently found on
poorly maintained election
lists, according to Roberto
Rosario, chief of the electoral
commission’s administrative
chamber.

Among the eligible voters
listed were former presidents
Juan Bosch and Joaquin Bal-
aguer — who died in 2001 and
2002, respectively — and long-
time Dominican Revolution-
ary Party leader Jose Fran-
cisco Pena Gomez, who died
in 1998, Rosario said in a
Thursday statement.

Besides late political
heavyweights, officials also
culled the names of thou-
sands of listed military per-
sonnel, who cannot vote
under Dominican law.

Election officials: did not
disclose how many names
were cleared from the lists in
all, nor would say if fraud
investigations would likely be
launched into recent elec-
tions.

“Obviously, nobody is

‘going to go to the polls and

say, ‘I’m Pena Gomez,’ but
yes, someone could try to
bring the identification of a
relative who died,” commis-
sion spokeswoman Rosa
Lora said.

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Suspected
illegal
immigrants |
detained

TWENTY-SEVEN
suspected illegal Cuban
immigrants were taken
into custody after
allegedly being found
"hiding in the bushes"
on Beach Cay, in the
Bimini chain on Friday.

It is alleged that the
group were awaiting the
arrival of a boat which
would then transport
them to the United
States.

According to police,
they were alerted to the
presence of the group,
who were described as
"suspicious looking", at
around 3.42pm.

A 28 foot "Seafox"
twin-engine speedboat,
which they were
believed to have used
to travel to the
Bahamas, was anchored
just off the shoreline,
said Chief Supt Basil
Rahming.

Police and immigra-
tion officers apprehend-
ed the group, including
15 men, 10 women, and
two children - a boy and
a girl.

Chief Supt Rahming
said: "They were unable
to produce any docu-
mentation authorising
them to be in the
Bahamas. As a result
they were all arrested
and taken into custody,
then later transported
to the Carmichael Road
detention centre to
await deportation."

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from people who are
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neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
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creating ‘climate of fear’

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

PLP leader Perry Christie
lashed out at Prime Minister
Ingraham at his party’s rally on
Saturday declaring that Mr
Ingraham and the FNM are cre-
ating a climate of fear in the
Bahamas, which has the poten-
tial of threatening investor con-
fidence.

Surrounded by PLP candi-
dates from the last election, Mr
Christie displayed a new more
aggressive tone, rallying his sup-
porters against the government.

“Now he’s (Mr Ingraham)
brought in a country where peo-
ple are divided, a country where
people have become fearful,
fearful of the positions they
hold; fearful of what the FNM is
going to do; fearful that con-
tracts that were lawfully given
to them will be taken away; and
fearful that contracts that were
lawfully given to them will cause
them to lose money because
they have been suspended,” he
said. ;

“We have to respect honest
decisions made by an honest
government,” Mr Christie
added.

Mr Christie’s remarks come
in the wake of public criticism
of the $80 million contracts
signed by the PLP in the
months and days leading up to
the election.

i PLP leader Perry Christie

FNM Vice President Johnley
Ferguson questioned the legiti-
macy of some of the contracts
and their value. He said that
after the review by the FNM,
some may be suspended.

Mr Christie contrasted the
actions of the current govern-
ment in reviewing, and poten-
tially suspending some of these
contracts, entered into by his
government.

He said that when he came
to power in 2002, the FNM had
hired 300 people for the three-
month period surrounding the
election, and his government
decided to keep these
people on in the public
service, rather than ter-
minating them.

Furthering his
more aggressive
tone, without refer-
ring to him by
name, Mr Christie
also appeared to
strike-out at the
new acting
Governor-gener-
al Sir Arthur
Foulkes for criti-
cal remarks he
alleges were made
towards him.

“Even the man
who is now the acting
Governor-general,
would expect
me to
respect him,

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when he would say all sorts of
things about me that is not true.
This is not the kind of country I
want to live in. The man calls
me a ‘political assassin’. You
are entitled to your opinion, but
I am entitled to mine,” he said.
The former prime minister
ended his remarks by thanking
PLPs for their support and
reminding the public that the
economic prosperity that he
expects for the Bahamas over
the next few years, comes as the
result of the hard work of his
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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A promise by ‘Butch’ is fulfilled

BUTCH KERZNER would have been so
proud last Thursday if he could have seen
his young widow leading their children on
the path he set for them of sharing their good
fortune with those less fortunate.

Tai, 9, and Kailin, 6, stood on either side of
their mother, Vanessa, each with a shovel in
hand to turn the sod that will soon be the
site of a $600,000 state-of-the-art swimming
pool for the children of St Anne’s School,
Fox Hill.

‘The swimming pool was one of the last
commitments made by Butch six months
before a tragic helicopter crash off the
Dominican Republic claimed his life.

Last Thursday, May 24, seven months
after his death, it was the first commitment to
be met by the newly established Butch Kerzn-
er Memorial Fund.

“We are going to use this fund,” said his
widow, “to further opportunities for the chil-
dren in this country that Butch called home.
I am proud to say that the St Anne’s pool is
our first project fully funded and I promise
that there will be more to come.

“Butch’s commitment to the country and
more importantly to the youth of the country
had compelled me to establish the Butch
Kerzner Memorial Fund iast October. He
strongly believed that the children are the
future of this country and with that in mind
we are using this fund to improve school
facilities, to upgrade park facilities and also to
do whatever could benefit the children in
The Bahamas.”

It was in April last year that Butch Kerzn-
er met at St Anne’s with Principal Cynthia
Wells about the school’s library. In the course
of conversation, Mrs Wells mentioned that
although their school had no swimming pool,
the St Anne’s swim team had come second in
a recent competition between all of the Angli-
can schools. This pluck and determination
struck a cord with Butch. It was the kind of
tenacity that he admired.

Back at Atlantis Butch talked with J Bar-
rie Farrington, senior vice president of admin-
istration for Kerzner International. Two days
later he was back at St Anne’s. He had a
new project in mind.

“When I was among you all a few days ago
talking about all sorts of things my heart was
really touched,” he confided.

He then announced to the school assembly:
“I am here to announce that my dad (Sol

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Butch was cut off mid-sentence. Teachers
and students went wild as they leaped from
their seats and cheered.

He said Kerzner International hoped to
start the project immediately. “Whatever it
takes, if it takes a little bit more, we will
make sure that the pool gets done,” he
promised. He urged the students to take out
their swimming trucks because there would

soon be a pool for daily swims.

But God had other plans for Butch. It was
left to his wife to finish his earthly dreams.

“T left my home country, South Africa,
about 25 years ago,” he told the St Anne’s
students.

“For many years I lived in various places. It
was not until I came to the Bahamas around
10 yeas ago that I truly could say to myself: ‘I
have found a new home.’

“My wife, two kids and I love this country.
What we have going in this country is just
astounding.

“T believe that in 10, 20 or 30 years, we,
together with everybody, are going to build
some amazing things in the Bahamas. The
story is just getting started.”

He really believed in the Bahamas’ poten-
tial, but he had even deeper faith in its peo-

le.

“And it really boils down to each and every
one of you,” he told the students. “It comes
down to not chasing money or material
goods.

“It is about doing what you love; it’s about
passion and following your heart. It’s not
about chasing material things — that stuff
follows.”

Using his father as an example, he encour-
aged the students to dream big and to aspire
to be the greatest. “My dad started with lit-
erally nothing many years ago. It was his pas-
sion and the fact that he loved doing what he
was doing that led to his success.

“Each and every one of you has that
opportunity, if you believe in yourself and
follow that road. As the Nike ad says, get
out there and ‘Just do it.’”

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YOUR May 4th article in
Business talks about the
Romora Bay developers'
“disappointment” that they
can only have a 250-foot
dock. I found these com-
ments not only unseemly,
but disrespectful, coming as
they did on the day after an
emotional national election
when the outcome was still
in question.

The assumption that the
brand new Prime Minister
of my country might have
no weightier issue on his
mind than the failed expec-
tations of a foreign devel-
oper is offensive to me and
many other Bahamians on
Harbour Island.

Many 'Brilanders feel
that development on the
island has gone too fast and
that the brakes need to be
applied before the infra-
structure is overwhelmed
and the charm and small
scale of the island, which has
always been its primary
attraction, is destroyed.

You mention a 350-name
petition backing Romora's
plans. In fact, the town was
told on good authority at a
recent meeting that the peti-
tion (they were smart
enough not to ask me to
sign) actually said “do you
want a better future for your
children?” and didn't even
mention Romora.

When Ministers Peet,
Gray and Bethel came over
just before the election to
talk to the town about
Romora, most of the speak-
ers begged them not to
approve any more large
developments. Most of the
pro-Romora noise came
from twenty or so Romora
employees sitting in the
audience (wearing their
Romora Bay tee shirts).

Romora has deliberately
stirred up unnecessary ten-
sions within our community
just so they can make their
millions in profit and move
on. If the current deal is “a
non-starter as it is and unac-
ceptable” - good! These
developers should never
have been given any
approvals in the first place.
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PLEASE allow me to comment on your editorial of 25 May,
2007, entitled “Indifference of Government Departments”; I
refer specifically to events following the discovery of an oil
release to the marine environment at Clifton Pier, as reported
in your paper on Monday, 21 May.

Since a specific Officer has been most quoted in your reports,
it is appropriate that the Officer respond. We are criticised for
investigating the source of the release, rather that taking imme-
diate steps to clean up. We have followed your reports on the
matter.

You have correctly commented that the first priority in such
events must be to respond, and later to investigate to determine
responsibility. We have acknowledged that there were defi-
ciencies in the reporting procedure, the result being that the
event came to our attention on Monday, some four days after
it was first reported to the Press. :

As a result of this delay, the opportunity for the ideal ‘imme-
diate response’ was lost. When such events occur, as time pass-
es, and as weather conditions dictate, natural dispersion and
degradation prevail.

Our immediate response on Monday was to visit the area to

determine whether oil accumulation remained. On Monday

afternoon we found no such evidence. Our next priority was to
initiate investigation as to the circumstances, in order to ascer-
tain the source of the release, what measures were taken, and
what needs to be done to minimise the risk of future events.
These. discussions continue.

During the course of our interviews with your reporter, we
sensed that we were being drawn into a discussion of a partic-
ular entity, which is one of the possible sources of fuel leaks that
occasionally occur at Clifton Pier. While the Press has the lib-
erty to publicly speculate on such matters, Government agen-
cies have no such liberty.

Our investigations must be deliberate, they must be objective,
no matter how strong the circumstantial evidence involved, and
we must be responsible in our public comments. It is not our
practice to provide the Press with frequent updates on inves-
tigations in progress; we have found that this leads to the dis-
semination of incomplete information, and often to misinter-
pretation of the facts.

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been our observation that the Press tends to be aggressive
only when dealing with perceived negative aspects of our work.
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activities associated with Coastal Awareness Month, which
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PLP tell supporters to report
any acts of victimisation

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THE top administrator of
the US Virgin Island's trou-
bled public housing agency
received a no-bid contract
for the job that paid him
more than four times the
salary of his predecessor, a
local newspaper reported.

Michael Hollis, an attor-
ney and business consultant,
received US$451,200 in 2006,
his first year as executive
administrator of the Virgin
Islands Housing Authority,
according to The Virgin
Islands Daily News, which
obtained the contract under
the Freedom of Information
Act.

_The previous administra-
tor received US$105,000, the
paper reported Wednesday.

Paid for by US taxpayers,
the contract also allowed
Hollis to claim US$62,389
every six months for meals,
air fare, lodging and other
expenses, the Daily News
said.

Hollis previously worked
for Smith Real Estate Ser-
vices of Atlanta, Georgia,
which provided technical
assistance to the Housing
Authority in 2004 and 2005.

He did not respond to
requests for comment from
the Daily News.

His assistant referred a call
Thursday from Associated
Press to Housing and Urban
Development spokeswoman
Donna White in Washing-
ton, who said the US gov-
ernment did not seek com-
peting bids for the adminis-
trator’s contract because it
needed to quickly fill the
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ANY PLPs who have been,
or are in the future, threatened
with the loss of their govern-
ment job should inform the PLP

and the party will “take up your.

case”.

This was the message sent out
by numerous elected members
of the PLP on Saturday at a
“thank you” rally where “vic-
timisation” was the watchword.

The rally turned out not to
be merely the gesture of appre-
ciation that it might have been,
but instead — in light of party
strategists’ decision te contest
certain marginal seats, and spec-
ulation that an election may be
called before the FNM’s full five
year term is up — an evening of
rousing calls for PLPs to remain
“ready for action”.

Several members, including
Allyson Maynard Gibson, Dr
Bernard Nottage, and Cynthia
Pratt, made speeches indicating
that they were aware of
attempts to victimise PLPs, and
the message was sent out that
the party would be watching out
for the rights of all of its sup-
porters.

This followed a Tribune edi-
torial last week in which it was
claimed that word had reached
the paper of certain FNM pub-
lic servants compiling lists of
PLPs whom they wanted ousted
from government jobs.

Johnley Ferguson, FNM vice

chairman, said he had not per-
sonally heard any reports, but
warned FNMs that victimisa-
tion would not be tolerated by
the party.

However, Dr Nottage
claimed he was personally
aware of a senior civil servant
who was guilty of such behav-
iour.

Reporting

The former health minister
said: “Report each and every
incident. You are not aban-
doned. You have a powerful
team and we will take up your
case.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Pratt advised
any PLP who is asked to
“move...around” to “make your
boss write you a letter...so we
can read it in the House of
Assembly.”

Perry Christie claimed that
he specifically avoided any
move which may have been
viewed as victimising when he
was brought to power, while he
accused Mr Ingraham of divid-
ing the country and provoking
fear.

“I thought we should have a
Bahamas where FNMs could
come to work and not feel as if
the new PLP government was
going to victimize them.

“But that’s not the kind of
Bahamas that Hubert Ingraham
wants,” he said.

Dr Nottage noted that Mr

Christie “did not touch a hair”
on any of the heads of 300 per-
sons employed at one govern-
ment ministry only months
before the 2002 election.

Instead, Mr Christie pointed
out, the people were taken on
permanently.

Mr Ingraham, in the run up
to and since the election has
made several comments criti-
cising PLP hiring practices.

The issue of contracts award-
ed by the previous government,
now under review by the FNM,
was another hot topic at the
event, following the revelation
last week by FNM vice chair-
man that $80 million worth of
contracts awarded in the
“months and few days” prior to
the election, would be
“reviewed”.

Both Mrs Maynard Gibson
and Mr Christie told of how the
contracts, “lawfully” awarded,
are now being put in question to
the detriment of Bahamian con-
tractors.

Mr Christie advised contrac-
tors to “hold the Ingraham gov-
ernment responsible for every
dollar that it costs them through
their contract being suspended”
and again declared that the par-
ty would be willing to facilitate
individuals in “standing up for
their rights” with respect to the
matter.

“If they need legal advice and
lawyers then contact us because
we will certainly assist,” he said.
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Motorola gives $20,000 to fund
scholarships for children of police

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MOTOROLA announced a
$20,000 scholarship donation
for the children of police offi-
cers in the region as a part of
the company’s community out-
reach programme.

The donation was made on
Saturday by Motorola Vice
President for Sales and Services
Inc, George Spas, to the Presi-
dent of the Association of
Caribbean Commissioners of
Police, Paul Farquharson, at the
Wyndham Resort, Cable Beach.

The overall donation will be
divided into either four $5,000
or eight $2,500 scholarships and
is open to-all children of offi-
cers in the association, provided
that they attend accredited ter-
tiary institutions and pursue law
enforcement and police related
fields of study needed in the
region, such as the forensic sci-
ences.

Mr Spas noted that since
2001, Motorola has sponsored a
community policing award in
the region, and that this new
philanthropic endeavour is
another example of the compa-



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In officially accepting the
donation, Mr Farquharson, said
that the donation will further
deepen the community policing
efforts in the region and will be
of the greatest benefit to fami-
lies of police officers killed in
the line of duty, who are endur-
ing some hardships as a result.

Keith Renaud, secretariat
manager for the ACCP, too
emphasized that the scholar-
ships will be awarded to the
children of officers who are
most needy.

According to John Magee,
regional systems sales manag-
er for Motorola, this scholar-
ship programme is the first such
effort by Motorola outside of
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MP speaks at ‘Thank you’ rally



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be the most disciplined, the
most focused the most effec-
tive that this country has
ever seen," Dr Nottage told
assembled party supporters.

"IT want everyone of you
to know that Mr Ingraham
has said that if we push him,
he is going to call another
election, well I want PLPs to
know tonight that we are
going to push him!"

The former health minister
was speaking at his party's
"Thank you" rally on Satur-
day evening.

Several former ministers
sought to rally supporters
around the accusation that
the government is unjustifi-
ably seeking to "undo the
good work" achieved under
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"protection and preservation
of the nation."

Meanwhile, Mr Christie
accused the FNM of seeking
to "change or abolish" the
Urban Renewal programme
— which has won interna-
tional awards — simply
because it is a PLP initiative.

Furthermore, he noted
that the FNM has said little
about National Health Insur-
ance siuce forming the gov-
ernment.

"These fellas have come
in and they aint saying noth-
ing about it — finished,
they’re saying 'thank you
very much, we’re going some
place else'."

Former ministers indicated
that they would fiercely
oppose the abolition of these
significant schemes created
or legislated under the PLP.

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did, more clearly, more sim-
ply and more directly and
the Bahamian people will
see that a mistake was
made."

Mrs Camille
Ricketts dies
at age of 76

MRS Camille Ricketts
(nee Chipman) died on
May 26 at Hospice House,
Naples, Florida.

Born in Nassau, 76-
year-old Mrs Ricketts had
lived in Naples since 1996,
and is survived by her five

daughters, Aven Roberts, °
Lindsay Whitney, Alexan-:

dra Gulliver, Tracey
Cabada and one step-son,
Robin Ricketts.

Also left to cherish her
memory are her half
brother, Harold Chipman,
her sons-in-law, William
"Gus" Roberts, Charles
"Buster" Whitney, Rick
Gulliver, her step-daugh-
ter-in-law Sue Ricketts
and her grandchildren,
Thomas Jacobs, Charles
"Chipper" Whitney Jr,
Jeremy and Spencer
Roberts, Paige Gulliver,
Monica, Christina and
Katarina Cabada.

She also leaves behind
three great-grandchildren,
Dakota, Thomas and Kay-
dence.

Mrs Ricketts was prede-
ceased by her husband,
Anthony Ricketts.

A memorial service to
celebrate her life will take
place in Nassau in Sep-
tember. A date will be
specified soon. Her family
has requested that instead
of flowers, a donation be
made to the Bahamas
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Centreville last Friday.
The proceeds donated to
both organisations by
the Pilot Club were
raised in a ball the club
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The president of the
Pilot Club, Dashann Paul,
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Shanequia Bethell, in
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REACH, and Emily
Glass, member of the
board of directors for the
Cancer Society.

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ty.

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HOUSE Speaker Nancy
Pelosi said Monday she led a
congressional delegation to
Greenland, where lawmakers
saw “firsthand evidence that
climate change is a reality,”
and she hoped the Bush
administration would consider
a new path on the issue,
according to Associated Press.

After meeting with German
Environment Minister Sigmar
Gabriel, Pelosi praised Berlin
for its leadership on the issue.

Her trip comes ahead of
next week’s Group of Eight
summit and a climate change
meeting next month involving
the leading industrialized
nations and during a time of
increased debate over what
should succeed the Kyoto Pro-
tocol, a 1997 international
treaty that caps the amount of
carbon dioxide that can be
emitted from power plants and
factories in industrialized |
countries. It expires in 2012.

President Bush rejected that
accord, saying it would harm
the U.S. economy and unfairly
excludes developing countries
like China and India from its
obligations. Pelosi, who
strongly disagrees with that
decision and many other of
Bush’s environmental policies,
said Friday she said she wants
to work with the administra-
tion rather than provoke it.

Pelosi said she hoped Bush
would be open to considering
a “different way” in the
future.

The California Democrat
pointed to her delegation’s
weekend stop in Greenland,
“where we saw firsthand evi-
dence that climate change is a
reality; there is just no deny-
ing it.”

“It wasn’t caused by the
people of Greenland — it was
caused by the behavior of the
rest of the world,” she said.

Scientists have noticed that
Greenland’s output of ice into
the North Atlantic had
increased dramatically, dou-
bling over the decade that
ended in 2005.

_ “We hope that we can all
assume our responsibilities
with great respect and that our
administration will be open to
listening to why it is important
to go forward perhaps in a dif-
ferent way than we have pro-
ceeded in the past,” she told
reporters.

Gabriel and Chancellor
Angela Merkel have made the

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key point of Germany’s presi-
dencies of the G-8 and Euro-
pean Union. Still, Merkel has
said that progress at the June
6-8 summit in Heiligendamm
is not assured.

According to comments on
a document released by the
environmental group Green-
peace, the Bush administra-
tion is preparing to reject new
targets on climate change at
the summit. The White House
declined to confirm the com-
ments were from U.S. offi-
cials.

“We regret very much that
we must so far have the
impression that it is difficult to

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Gabriel said after meeting area or have won an
Pelosi. : award.

Gabriel said industrial If so, call us on 322-1986.
nations must take joint and share your story.
responsibility for the global ,
warming that has occurred
thus far.

“For the climate change of
the future ... we need readi-
ness on the part of China,

India and today’s other devel-
oping countries to take
responsibility themselves,” he
added. “We can and will only
achieve that if industrial
nations do justice to their
responsibility.”

Pelosi, who is to meet with
Merkel on Tuesday, said she

wanted to “salute Germany’s
leadership on this very impor- ,
tant issue,” and said she hoped
for a diplomatic debate within
the United States.
Gabriel welcomed increas-
ing interest in climate change
at state and city level in the
U.S. and hailed Pelosi’s deci-

sion to set up a select commit-
tee on energy and global
warming.

“This shows that there is a
great deal of movement in the
United States, too, and we
naturally hope that we will
achieve progress in Heiligen-
damm,’ghe said. :

The G-8 meeting has
already drawn protests from
antiglobalization activists; 21
demonstrators were arrested
Monday during unrest that
broke out after a march in
Hamburg.

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BROM page one Columnist —

principal, who knew
the contents of the let-
ter, told Mr Gibson
that she had to meet
with him. However,
they were not able to
meet until the follow-
ing day.

The letter read:

Dear Sir,

Publication of
Articles in The Tri-
bune

It has been brought
to our attention that
you are the author of
various articles, which have been
published in The Tribune.

In this regard, I have been
directed to draw your attention to
the attached copied General
Orders 900 through 904 and 932
and 933 and request your compli-
ance.

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Darville (Mrs.)

(for) Director of Education.

In essence it was an order to
stop writing his Tribune articles.
However, a government official
said yesterday that the General
Orders rule about civil servants
expressing their opinions has been
amended many times. The rule
only applies to senior civil servants,
such as permanent secretaries and
their deputies. All lower grades are
allowed to have opinions and use
their free speech to express them.

“Earlier this year,” said Mr Gib-
son, “a reliable source at the Min-
istry of Education told me of a let-
ter circulating in the Human
Resources Department that threat-
ened my employment (as a sec-
ondary school teacher) and dictat-
ed that I immediately cease writing
the column ‘Young Man’s View’
and end all ties with The Tribune.
I found this laughable then, as I
do now. Again, just last week, at a
function, this same source asked
me if I had received the aforemen-
tioned letter, as it was rumoured in
the department of education that I
was about to or should have.
Therefore, when I received it, I
was not surprised.”

Mr Gibson questioned why the
former administration — already
19 days out of office before the
date of the letter — would have
had the letter hand delivered, par-
ticularly as a new government was
now in power.

“Was this some sinister plan to
use me as a scapegoat in discredit-
ing the new administration? I have
been writing my column for nearly
two years now—even while I was
in college, before I entered the
public service—so this letter is
ridiculously late.”

Mr Gibson said that for some
time he has been updating Tribune



@ ADRIAN GIBSON

publisher Eileen Car-
ron, managing editor
John Marquis, and
news editor Paco
Nunez about the
pending letter. “So
we were all prepared
in anticipation of its
arrival!”

Mr Gibson said
that when it came to
his column “several
Machiavellian tactics
were attempted
under the PLP gov-
ernment to silence me.”

He said the efforts were from
“ministers personally making top
level, high paying job offers on the
condition that I stop writing and
end my association with The Tri-
bune; to scurrilous and libelous
attacks being made on a nasty web-
site that was once associated with
Fred Mitchell; to threats of harm;
to a former minister phoning and
begging me not to publish a col-
umn weighing in on his blunders
and claiming that he ‘loves and
respects me’; to another minister
sending politically charged mes-
sages to me through mutual
acquaintances—the PLP appeared
to have tried every ploy to lure me
in, and when all else failed, they
seemingly resorted to thuggish and
bully tactics. Now, in the wake of
an election defeat, the ghost letter
that never appeared finally
appears. What an interesting part-
ing gift.”

He said he was satisfied that
“this was all put together because
of what I wrote, as a former gov-
ernment insider told me that I was
on a ‘hit list’ if the PLP had recap-
tured the government.”

He said that, according to reli-
able sources, “he was told that had
the PLP won, I would have been
fired (from SC McPherson) and
John Marquis would be eventually
evicted from the Bahamas — all
so that we would be silenced!”

Mr Gibson said he “will persist
in agitating for truth, and continue
to be a thorn in the sides of
unscrupulous politicians. Surely, I
don’t live in Zimbabwe or some
other dictatorial country! I will con-
tinue to openly participate in the
forward progression of my country,
and refuse to be intimidated or to
appease the egos of a few vindic-
tive, starry-eyed politicians. My col-
umn will carry on!”

Mr Gibson said he has spoken
to newly appointed Education
Minister Carl Bethel, who has
assured him that’he is unaware of
these events. Mr Bethel has
promised to investigate and find
out what is going on in his min-
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FROM page one

vote, couldn’t vote, because they
were turned away. They were on
one register, they were on the
next. A whole lot of things went
wrong,” he said.

Mr Miller doesn’t know if any
one person, or group of people
can be blamed for the election
irregularities, he thinks occurred.
But rather, he suggested that the
late report of the Constituency’s
Commission did cause some gen-
eral confusion.

On this point, Hubert Ingra-

ham, as leader of the opposition,
criticised then prime minister Per-
ry Christie for not submitting the
report within the constitutionally
mandated five year period that
dated from the last report.

Mr Miller lost his seat by 47
votes to the new Minister of
Lands and Local Government,
Sidney Collie.

Along with the Blue Hills con-
stituency, the PLP has said that it
may also contest the results in

Senate controversy

FROM page one

acknowledged that Mr Christie had objected to the appoint-
ment of Ms Wright, and the prime minister overruled this objec-
tion under the provisions of article 79(5) of the constitution,
which empowers him to make the appointment even if the leader

of the opposition objects.

With the prime minister having constitutional authority to
make the three remaining appointments, with or without the
consent of the leader of the opposition, the controversy sur-
rounding these appointments revolves around whether or not
the appointments reflect the balance of power in the House.

In the press statement from the Cabinet Office, the prime
minister said he was satisfied that the two appointments are a
positive step towards meeting the requirement of article 40.

Whereas, Mr Christie made it clear to his enthusiastic sup-
porters that he thinks the remaining three Senator should be

PLPs.

“It is important for this country that this important point of
principle be tested and be fully understood. I want you to
know tonight as you leave here, I will not desert that point of
principle. It is my belief, and ] am now acting on that belief,
that because of the current balance in the House of Assembly,
all three of the seats that should be decided upon in the Sen-
ate, with the prime minister consulting the leader of the oppo-
sition and advising the Governor-general, all three of those
seats ought to be allocated to the Progressive Liberal Party,”

he said.

With this matter being challenged, along with as many as
five seats being contested by the PLP in court, the intense cli-
mate of the election may persist for months. ‘

FROM page one

Leslie Miller

Seabreeze, Marco City, Pinewood
and Golden Isles.

PLP strategist Valentine
Grimes’ remarks last week, when
speaking with The Tribune, sug-
gests that the party thinks that
the problem of ineligible voters
controlling the balance of power
in closely contested constituen-
cies, affected the outcome of sev-
eral seats, and consequently the
election.

“The Progressive Liberal Party
is of the view that there were per-
sons who were not allowed to
vote in certain areas and persons
who voted in areas that they

FROM page one

ver coloured Ford Focus car.
The victim’s condition was not
life threatening, according to
Asst Supt Evans.
Both matters are now under
police investigation.

FROM page one

The union chief commented on
the union’s position on the Sher-
aton take over, and the changing
plans at Baha Mar, in an inter-
view with The Tribune last night.

“Something just ain’t right
when it comes to this whole Baha
Mar deal,” he said.

“We will really have to look at
this thing and watch this close-
ly,” he added

A significant point of con-
tention with the Sheraton take-
over, he said, is the movement of
people, and the possible down-
sizing of staff at the new hotel.

Mr Colebrooke said that in any
takeover of a hotel by a new
brand, it is essential that there is
consultation with the union by
the new management, which he
claims did not occur in this situa-
tion.

Mr Colebrooke made it clear




should not have. So based on the
information we have, we
believe that there is a reasonably
high chance of success,” he
said.

If the PLP does contest all five
seats, the party could spend as
much as $1 million on the effort.
And if all five cases are unsuc-
cessful, the party, which sources
indicate does not have large
reserve of funds after the elec-
tion, could be crippled.

The PLP has 21 days from the
opening of parliament to apply
for leave to present their cases to
the election court.

Attacks

These incidents came at the
end of a weekend during which

police executed 20 arrest warrants

and issued 147 traffic citations as
a part of Operation Quict Storm.

that the heads of agreement
signed by Baha Mar pledged that
there would be no downsizing of
staff.

The new management, Mr
Colebrooke added, has expressed
the view that the property is over-
staffed in certain areas. However,
without being specific, the union
chief told The Tribune that he
and his members will be willing to
take further action if management
does not back down from this
position.

There will be a meeting this
morning between the manage-
ment of Baha Mar and the union
with a subsequent meeting being
held between Mr Colebrooke:and
his members at noon.

Attempts to reach Senior-Vice

President of External Affairs for.

Baha Mar, Robert Sands, were
unsuccessful up to press time.

kerosene residue had been found.

about the incident two weeks ago when
shots were fired at his mother-in-law's
house on his compound on Cable Beach.

"I feel very sorry for my mother-in-law,"
he said. "What kind of country do we live
in? I never commented publicly on that
(the shooting), I never said what I believe
about it — she just happens to be the moth-
er-in-law of Perry Christie," he said.

According to police press liaison officer
Walter Evans, fire services were not alerted
to the scene until Friday morning — possi-
bly hours after the fire was underway —
when someone in the area noticed the
charred door.

Mr Galanis, PLP campaign coordinator,
said that according to Teports the fire "did

Fire aftermath

not catch" to the extent that it could have
caused major damage.

While not wishing to speculate whether
whoever may have set the fire was moti-
vated by political hatred, Mr Evans said
that it is now under active ‘police investiga-
tion, with police looking at "every possi-
ble angle."

Evidence found at the scene is currently
being evaluated, he said.

"Once we have completed...we can say
what kind of liquid was used, and we will be
able to say more,". he added.
This contradicted statements made by Mr
Galanis, who claimed that a police arson
squad on the scene Friday morning said

The fire is the second to strike at a polit-
ical headquarters in the weeks prior to‘and
since the election.

According to Asst Supt Evans, nobody
has yet been charged with a suspected arson
attempt in early April on then FNM candi-
date for Mt Moriah, and now MP and: Min-
ister of National Security, Tommy Turn-
quest's headquarters.

The building was gutted by the: ‘plaze,
which, despite the fact that police have not
officially declared a motive, created the
impression that political violence may be on
the rise in the Bahamas.

Yesterday, however, Asst Supt Evans
sought to play down the seriousness of the
incident at PLP headquarters, and the sug-
gestion that the fire may have been politi-
cally motivated.

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@ HAITI
Port-au-Prince

MALYA Villard was laying
in bed when masked killers
from the hated FRAPH para-
military group kicked down her
door and gang-raped her. Fif-
teen years later, Villard is still
looking for justice, according to
Associted Press.

But on Tuesday, when a New
York judge rejected a plea deal
in a fraud case that would have
deported former FRAPH
leader Emmanuel “Toto” Con-
stant to face murder and tor-
ture charges in Haiti, Villard
was pleased. She and other vic-
tims of the group fear that if
Constant is sent back to Haiti,
he would escape from prison or
simply walk free.

“There’s no justice in Haiti,
only impunity,” said Villard, a
widow_and mother six from
Port-au=Prince’s rough Martis-
sant slum. “At least in America,

he might be punished.”

In the gallery of Haitian
human rights abusers, few are as
feared as Constant, whose Front
for the Advancement and
Progress of Haiti, or FRAPH,
waged a campaign of terror dur-
ing the 1991-94 military regime
that ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide in a coup.
Human rights groups claim
FRAPH raped, tortured and
killed Aristide supporters by
the thousands.

“I would like him to pay for
what he did, but if he comes

‘back here, they'll put him in jail

for a little while and then let
him out,” said Eramithe Delva,
who was raped in 1992 by five
FRAPH soldiers who also
severely beat her husband.
The mortgage fraud charge
against Constant carries a max-
imum penalty of five to 15 years

_in New York state prison,

meaning he would not return
to Haiti for some time. Even if

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Haitian victims of
ex-paramilitary
look to US in
search for justice

he does, few believe the burly
50-year-old would receive pun-
ishment commensurate with his
alleged crimes under Haiti’s
broken and corrupt court sys-
tem.

“There’s a little chance of the
Haitian justice system being
able to try Toto Constant,” said
Anne Sosin, director of Haiti
Rights Vision, a local human
rights group. She noted that
past figures from Haiti’s bloody
coup period have walked free.

But others are urging Presi-
dent Rene Preval’s government
to speed Constant’s return,
arguing his case could benefit
the judiciary. A successful pros-
ecution of Constant, some say,
could boost Haitians’ confi-
dence in a justice system bur-
dened by bribe-taking judges
and an enormous case backlog.

“Toto Constant should be
tried in Haiti so that the Haitian
people can regain trust in the

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@ MYLA Villard, a victim of FRAPH death squads, stands in front of the home wheré she was
raped in March 1992, Port-au-Prince. Emanuelle "Toto" Constant, the former leader of the
Revolutionary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti, FRAPH, was ordered, Tuesday,
to face trial over mortgage fraud in the United States, delaying his deportation to Haiti.

29

judicial system,” said Pierre
Esperance, director of Haiti’s
National
Defense Network.

Preval’s government so far
has shown little interest in try-
ing Constant on Haitian soil.

“For us it’s not one of the
biggest priorities. We have so
many things to do in this coun-
try that ... it’s not a big preoc-
cupation,” Haitian Foreign
Affairs Minister Jean Renald
Clerisme told The Associated
Press on Thursday.

Constant initially proclaimed
he had no fear of coming back
to Haiti but later told the judge
he would likely be assassinated

Human a

at the airport.

Asked why it’s taken so long
for Constant.to be deported,
Clerisme replied: “J don’t know,
maybe he’s powerful.”

The son of a military officer,
Constant emerged as FRAPH’s
leader after Aristide was top-
pled in 1991. Constant says he
worked for the CIA.

After US forces restored
Aristide to power in 1994, Con-
stant fled to the United States
and was allowed to live freely,
despite Haitian efforts to have
him face justice for leading
FRAPH’s terror campaign.
Haitian officials suspected the
United States did not deport

(Photo: AP/Nick Whalen)

Constant because he knew too
much about CIA activities in
Haiti, but the US intelligence
agency has publicly denied any
role in antidemocratic actions
in this country.

Villard said she is still haunt-
ed by her ordeal and wants to
see Constant rot in prison — an
American one.

“Every time I see his face I
relive what happened to me,”
she said from a Port-au-Prince
outreach center where she
counsels other rape victims. “If
he comes back to Haiti, he
could rejoin his supporters and
the repression will start all over
again."

Venezuelans protest as private TV station
aligned to opposition goes off the air

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Caracas

NATIONAL Guard troops
fired tear gas and rubber bul-
lets Monday into a crowd of
protesters angry over a decision
by President Hugo Chavez that
forced a critical television sta-
tion off the air, according to
Associated Press.

University students blocked
one lane of a major highway
hours:after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision, ceased broadcasting at
midnight and was replaced with
a new state-funded channel.
Chavez had refused to renew
RCTV’s broadcast licence,
accusing it of “subversive” activ-
ities and of backing a 2002 coup
against him.

Two students were injured by
rubber bullets and a third was
hit with a tear gas canister, said
Ana Teresa Yepez, an adminis-
trator at Caracas’ Metropolitan
University. She said about 20
protesters were treated for
inhaling tear gas.

The new public channel,
TVES, launched its transmis-
sions with artists singing pro-
Chavez music, then carried an
exercise program and a talk
show, interspersed with gov-
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it’s our right,” said Valentina
Ramos, 17, a Metropolitan Uni-
versity student who was hit in
the head with a tear gas canister
and received stitches.

She said the protest was
peaceful, but National Guard
troops said they acted after stu-
dents hurled rocks and sticks.
Police said 11 officers were
injured in separate protests on
Sunday that were broken up
with water cannon and tear gas.

Thousands of government
supporters reveled in the streets
as they watched the midnight
changeover on large TV
screens, seeing RCTV’s signal
go black and then be replaced
by a TVES logo. Others
launched fireworks and danced
in the streets.

Inside the studios of RCTV —
the sole opposition-aligned TV
station with nationwide reach _
disheartened actors and come-
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“We’ve come here to start a
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hidden, the face that they didn’t
allow us to show,” said Roman
Chalbaud, a pro-Chavez film-
maker appointed by the gov-
ernment to TVES’ board of
directors. .

TVES received $4 million in
start-up funds from the govern-
ment, but officials say it also
may seek commercial advertis-
ing.

Most Venezuelan news media
are in private hands, including
many newspapers and radio sta-
tions that remain critical of
Chavez. But the only major sur-
viving opposition-sided TV
channel is Globovision, which
is not seen in all parts of the
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@ HAVANA

THE man who was Meyer
Lansky’s driver and bodyguard
during the Mafia’s heyday in
pre-Revolutionary Cuba died
earlier this year, a curious foot-
note in a communist-run coun-
try whose past as a gambling
Mecca for vacationing Ameri-
cans is all but forgotten.

There was no story in the
Communist Party daily Gran-
ma about the February 12 death
of Armando Jaime Casielles, at
age 75, from lung cancer. No
mention on Cuban state televi-
sion either, despite the decades
he spent promoting Afro-
Cuban dance and music in his
post-mafia years.

Casielles’ close friend,
Enrique Cirules, got the news
through word of mouth.

“He liked his cigars, he liked
his whiskey, never stopped
working,” Cirules told The
Associated Press. “He was a
very respected man.”

A stout, reserved man who
sported eyeglasses, a goatee and
a pinky ring, Casielles was
among the last people alive with
firsthand knowledge of Mafia
operations in the colorful, deca-
dent Havana that thrived before
a young rebel named Fidel Cas-
tro seized power.

Stoic and discreet, Casielles
was there with Lansky during
numerous meetings with Cuban
dictator Fulgencio Batista, who
protected gambling businesses
on the island, and accompanied
him when the mobster traveled
around the Caribbean to talk
with underworld figures such as
Santos Trafficante Sr.

Casielles helped Lansky hide
in the Cuban capital in late 1957
after the Sicilian Mafia families
of New York tried to grab con-
trol of the mobster’s Havana
operation, and violence erupted
in Manhattan.

And he was behind the wheel
of Lansky’s silver-gray 1957
Chevrolet Impala convertible
on New Year’s Eve 1958. As
word spread that Batista had

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bearded rebels were close to
victory, he helped the gangster
scoop up millions of dollars in
profits from his Havana casi-
nos.

Mobs

The next day, Cuban mobs
euphoric over the revolution-
ary triumph ransacked the gam-
bling dens, exposing their deep
resentment of Mafia control of
the island. Bonfires of smashed
slot machines and roulette
tables raged in Havana’s streets.

Soon thereafter, the revolu-
tionary government outlawed
gambling, prostitution and non-
prescription drugs, and the mob-
sters gave up without a fight.

“The gigantic projects of
gaming, drugs and sex; channels
of heroin to the United States,
and cocaine powder for the con-
sumption of thousands of
American tourists who visited
the wildest spots in Havana ...
were condemned to disappear
as soon as Batista’s tyranny fell
apart,” Cirules wrote in “The

Secret Life of Meyer Lansky in
Havana.”

Available only in Cuba in
Spanish, it sold out when it was

published in 2004 and is now in
its second edition.

The book also revealed the
secret life Casielles led before
undergoing what he described
as a moral conversion, reject-
ing his Mafia past and becoming
the public relations director of
the Conjunto Folklorico
Nacional dance troupe for more
than three decades.

Born in Havana in 1931,
Casielles left the island in 1948
to study public relations at
Northwestern University,+per-
fecting his English. He was a
card dealer in a Las Vegas casi-
no when Lansky persuaded him
to be his assistant in Cuba.

As Cirules researched his
book, the two men spent count-
less afternoons visiting Lansky’s
haunts: the former military base
where Lansky and Batista met,
the Marina Hemingway where
Lansky took his mistress Car-
men; the hotels where raucous
Americans arriving on 80 daily
flights from the United States
once crowded around roulette
wheels and blackjack tables.

The Capri, the Rivera, the
Deauville, and the Nacional
hotels still stand today, destina-
tions for beach-seeking Euro-
peans on travel packages and the



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“JT began to discover a Havana
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grew up in eastern Camaguey
and didn’t arrive in Havana until
long after the revolution.
Casielles described how Lan-

sky left Cuba for good with a
fake passport in April 1959.
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was indicted for allegedly skim-
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we spend looking into the
eyes of our children while
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them, far more is accom-
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Davis, Samantha Ellis, Luisa
Clark, Sandra Kemp, There-
sa Moxey-Adderley and
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a John Bull Gift Card val-
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Charlotte Leeder, Assis-
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NATIONAL Guard troops fired tear gas
and rubber bullets Monday into a crowd of
protesters angry over a decision by President
Hugo Chavez that forced a critical television
station off the air, according to Associated
Press.

University students blocked one lane of a
major highway hours after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision ceased broadcasting at midnight and
was replaced with a new state-funded chan-
nel.

Chavez had refused to renew RCTV's broad-
cast license, accusing it of "subversive"
activities and of backing a 2002 coup against
him.

Two students were injured by rubber bullets
and a third was hit with a tear gas canister,
said Ana Teresa Yepez, an administrator at
Caracas' Metropolitan University. She said
about 20 protesters were treated for inhaling
tear gas.

The new public channel, TVES, launched
its transmissions with artists singing pro-Chavez
music, then carried an exercise program and a

talk show, interspersed with government ads
proclaiming, "Now Venezuela belongs to every-
one."

Crowds of students demonstrated across
Caracas, saying they fear for the future of free
speech.

"I plan to keep protesting because we're
Venezuclans and it's our right," said Valentina
Ramos, 17, a Metropolitan University student
who was hit in the head with a tear gas canister
and received stitches.

She said the protest was peaceful, but
National Guard troops said they acted after
students hurled rocks and sticks. Police said
11 officers were injured in separate protests
on Sunday that were broken up with water
cannon and tear gas.

Thousands of government supporters rev-
eled in the streets as they watched the mid-
night changeover on large TV screens, seeing
RCTV's signal go black and then be replaced
by a TVES logo.

Others launched fireworks and danced in
the streets.

Inside the studios of RCTV - the sole oppo-
sition-aligned TV station with nationwide reach



— disheartened actors and comedians wept and,

embraced in the final minutes on the air.

They bowed their heads in prayer, and pre-
senter Nelson Bustamante declared: "Long,
live Venezuela! We will return soon. '

The socialist president says he is democra-
tizing the airwaves by turning the network's:
signal over to public use.

Germany, which holds the European Union’

presidency, expressed concern that Venezuela. :

let RCTV's license expire "without holding an:
open competition for the successor license."
It said the EU expects that Venezuela will _
uphold freedom of speech and "support plu-*
ralism."

Founded in 1953, RCTV regularly topped
viewer ratings with its talk shows, sports, soap
operas and comedy programs. But Chavez
accused the network of helping to incite a failed
coup in 2002, violating broadcast laws and "poi-
soning" Venezuelans with programming that ,
promoted capitalism. RCTV's managers deny
wrongdoing.

The government promises TVES will be’
more diverse, buying 70 percent of its content
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JOHNNY Depp and his pirate
friends pulled in a lot of plunder,
but fell far short of a record open-
ing day, according to Associated
Press.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World’s End” raked in $43 mil-
lion domestically Friday, well
behind the $59.3 million opening
day for “Spider-Man 3” just three
weeks earlier, according to stu-
dio estimates Saturday.

* The numbers for “At World’s ~~

End” were skewed somewhat

because the Walt Disney Co. had

preview screenings at about 3,000

theaters Thursday night in

advance of the movie’s official
riday release.

’ The movie pulled in $14 mil-
lion at those screenings, putting
its domestic total at $57 million in
just over a day. Without the

Thursday screenings, much of
that business would have been
done on Friday instead, putting
“At World’s End” in range of the
top single-day grosses.

' “Spider-Man 3,” released by
Sony Corp., had broken the sin-
gle-day box-office record of $55.8
million set last July by “Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s
Chest,” part two in the action-
comedy franchise starring Depp
as boozy buccaneer Jack Spar-
row.
“Making $57 million in a day
and a half is not bad for a bunch
of pirates,” said Paul Dergarabe-
dian, president of box-office
tracker Media By Numbers. “Had
all those preview numbers been
folded into Friday, it would have
maybe been the second-biggest
single day in history.”

“At World’s End” also grossed
$44.4 million Friday in,102 inter-
national markets. That put its
worldwide total at $142.5 million
since it began rolling out over-
seas Wednesday.

Despite opening in a record
4,362 theaters, “At World’s
End?” is unlikely to break the
all-time high for a three-day
weekend, also held by

8 JOHNNY Depp
as Jack Sparrow ina
scene from ‘Pirates
of Caribbean: At
Worlds End.’

(AP Photo/Disney
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‘Pirates’ film plunders
the weekend hox office

“Spider-Man 3” with $151.1 mil-
lion, said Chuck Viane, Disney
head of distribution.

“Spider-Man 3” snatched the
record away from the “Pirates”
franchise, which had set a new
high of $135.6 million with “Dead
Man’s Chest.”

Viane said the record Disney
aimed for is best four-day Memo-
rial Day weekend debut. That
record is held by last year’s “X-
Men: The Last Stand” with $122.9
million.
~“At World’s End” has a shot at

that mark if it maintains its Friday
momentum.

“Today’s date is what matters,”
Viane said Saturday. “What mat-
ters to me now is how is it-going
to do today?”

The length of “At World’s
End” — two hours, 47 minutes,
nearly half an hour longer than
“Spider-Man 3” — is a factor,
limiting the number of screenings
theaters can squeeze in each day.

Reviews for “At World’s End”
were mixed at best, though the
same was true for “Dead Man’s
Chest” and other recent block-
busters including “Spider-Man 3”
and “Shrek the Third.”

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between the critics and the com-
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THE Bahamas Society of |

Engineers has challenged the
Ingraham administration to
implement several laws and
initiatives to improve the play-
ing field for local engineers.
In the association’s com-
mentary on the Speech from
the Throne, which was deliv-
ered by Governor General
Arthur Hanna last week, BSE

president Cyprian Gibson said °

the commitments made by the
new adniinistration are quite
. promising and positive for all
sectors and participants from
within the built environment,
in particular the average
Bahamian or foreign investor.

He said that while there was
not a specific mention of a cen-
tral focal point for the promo-

tion of the engineering, science
and technology sectors, “The
BSE will challenge the Gov-
ernment to implement a num-
ber of mechanisms that will
ensure that the built environ-
ment is governed by the spirit
of the various laws and initia-
tives, some of which BSE will
insist be integrated into the
new investment policies pro-
posed by the Government.”

For instance, Mr Gibson said
that the government should
declare on all its official publi-
cations that the maximum
usage of local professionals is
strongly sought for all projects
within the Bahamas, and that
investors must comply with
the Professional Engineer’s
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Bahamian financial
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$ibn in total assets

B By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

ommonwealth

Bank has

become the first

Bahamian finan-

cial institution to
surpass the $1 billion mark in
total assets, the bank’s chair-
man told shareholders during
the institution’s recent annual
general meeting.

In addition, the bank
increased the strength of its
capital base as it passed the
billion dollar mark, and at the
same time profits in 2006 were
27 per cent higher than in 2005.

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you that in the year 2006,





Commonwealth Bank became
the first Bahamian financial
institution to surpass the $1 bil-
lion mark in total assets,” said
T.B. Donaldson, the bank’s
chairman.

“As we celebrated in our
annual report ‘Our Journey’
we also recorded our tenth

consecutive year of record -

profits, and I want you to know
that from our humble begin-
nings as a Bahamian bank in
1984 to where we are now is
not our destination, these mile-
stones are another footstep in
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valuation of bank shares.

The bank said that share-
holder’s shares have more than
doubled in value since the ini-

* , forte

tial public offering in 2000.

Although Commonwealth
Bank was trading at $14.31 that
day compared to $6.00 when
they were first offered, finan-
cial analysts have advised that
shares continue to be under-
priced with few coming to mar-
ket, the release noted.

During the meeting, Mr
Donaldson also renewed a
commitment to remain firmly
entrenched in Nassau where
more than 80 per cent of the
bank’s revenues were made
last year with Grand Bahama
contributing less than 16 per
cent and Abaco about 4 per
cent.

In addition, Mr Donaldson
noted that $9 million of the $10
million set aside for the Small
Business Loan Fund has been
approved to be advanced with
the bank allocating a further
$10 million to the fund for
2007.

The bank also announced it
would continue to focus on
extending its network of
branches as part of its com-
mitment “to bring banking to
the neighbourhoods where
people live.” Its latest “neigh-
borhood” branch, a modern
state of the art full-service facil-
ity in Golden Gates serves the
expanding southern popula-
tion has proved to be a suc-
cess.

“Golden Gates has achieved

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- JOB OPPORTUNITY
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was established by the Public Utilities Commission
Act 1993, as amended in 1999 to regulate controlled public utilities. It is currently
mandated to regulate the telecommunications sector. The PUC is inviting suitably
qualified persons to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager. This person
will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and will report to the Executive
Director.

Principal duties and responsibilities of the position

These will include: ,

* Develop and recommend Human Resources Management (HRM) strategies, policies
and practices that promote employee commitment, team building, competence,
motivation and performance and that facilitate the achievement of the PUC’s.:
business objectives.

Staff recruitment and administration of workforce planning and employment
activities.
Develop and facilitate processes for effective labour/management relations and
agreements.
Administer compensation, benefits, and recognition and performance management
systems. ;
Manage the training and development programmes and collaborate with management
in conducting needs analysis, coordinating plans, preparing manuals, and monitoring
and evaluating training.
Facilitate employee commitment to a culture which embraces the core values of
the organization and foster an understanding of and commitment to diversity.
Develop ‘and Maintain the Human Resource Information Systems
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with:
A minimum of a university degree in Human Resources Management, Business
Administration, Education or one of the social sciences from a leading university.
A clear understanding of basic management functions and experience in management
and supervision.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience as human resources
manager in a unionized organization of around 40 persons.
Professional Certification (PHR, SPHR, CHRP), an asset.
Good knowledge of legislation affecting employee rights and other employee
related.laws, immigration and copyright laws.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications particularly word, excel and power
point.

As amember of the PUC team, the successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive
benefits package and excellent opportunities for continued development. Starting salary"
will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Interested applicants should deliver or submit their resumes to the PUC by 6 June,
2007 to: “3

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4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Fax No. (242) 323-7288

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t.had long been the

belief that exchange

controls prevented for-

eign exchange from
leaving a country in which
the controls had been
imposed.

History, however, tells
another story.

Post war Britain main-
tained rigid exchange con-
trols and was constantly
forced to deal with financial

. crises. Despite being as

developed as they were, they
even had on occasion to seek
assistance from the IMF.
After removing exchange
controls, funds flooded into
their economy and the pound
sterling gained new respect
and strength. The UK has
enjoyed a period of unprece-
dented prosperity since then.

We don’t have to go far
afield to see the effects of
exchange controls and the
removal of exchange controls
on the flow of funds into an
economy. In the case of
Jamaica, while exchange con-
trols were in place the central
bank had negative Net Inter-
national Reserves.

Foreign exchange was
scarce and a black market
flourished. After the removal
of exchange control restric- .
tions we saw Net Internation-
al Reserves grow to over
US$2.3 billion and an amount
of foreign exchange in excess
of that being held by
Jamaican individuals and
institutions in Jamaican
banks in Jamaica.

Ne

Additionally it is estimated
that over 50 per cent of
Jamaica’s global bonds are
owned by Jamaicans and
Jamaican institutions.

It is common knowledge in

The Bahamas that no one has |

any difficulty obtaining for-
eign currency when they
need to. Whether it is by
legal or illegal means.

Savings

It is also common knowl-
edge that most Bahamians
with savings keep a portion
of these savings in foreign
exchange in banks abroad.
Therefore it is clear that the
restrictions now in place
actually achieve the opposite
of their intent, they keep for-
eign currency OUT not IN.

The Central Bank will
impose the appropriate
reserve requirements on for-
eign exchange deposits just as
they do on local deposits in
financial institutions.
Bahamians will bring their




foreign exchange home since
deposit rates are more attrac-
tive in the Bahamas than in
the US. Direct foreign invest-
ment while already strong
will get even stronger.

It will also be important
not to question or penalize
Bahamians who bring their
foreign currency home or
they may be tempted to leave
it abroad. We need to
remember it is their hard
earned savings.

With respect to those who
need foreign currency for
payment of imports and ser-
vices, it will not be the obliga-
tion of the Central Bank to
provide these funds. Those
who need them will have to
earn them or purchase them
from a licensed institution or
foreign exchange dealer.

There are so many benefits
to be gained from the
removal of these restrictions.

The sooner these controls

- and restrictions are abolished

the sooner we will see these
benefits.

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__ NEW RECORD: Chinese
_ investors check stock prices
_ Monday in Shanghai.

Most
Asian
indexes
advance

“HONG KONG — (AP) —_

‘Most Asian markets advanced
Monday as Japanese stocks
~ were lifted by gains in metal
and machinery shares and Chi-
nese and South Korean markets
rose to new records.
Stocks in Hong Kong and
_ Australia ended flat. Trading in
_ many markets was thin due to
holidays Monday i in the United
Ses Britain and Germany.
In Tokyo, stocks rebounded
rom a two-day loss as high cop-
- per and other commodities
_ futures in New York on Friday
- boosted materials producers
~ such as Sumitomo Metal Min-
BE ing.
_* The Nikkei 225 index rose
106.38 points, or 0.6 percent, to
__ 17,587.59, recouping some of Fri-
= day’s 122 percent drop.
= _ News of Japan’s Agriculture













_ afternoon with concerns Jinger-
' ing about the impact it may
_ have on Prime Minister’s
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet.
_ Gainers included Sumitomo
etal Mining, which climbed
percent to $22.62, and Mit-
ishi Heavy Industries, which
3,01 percent to $5.89.








minutes of trading after the
electronics manufacturer said it
_ forecasts a group net profit of
.. $164 million for this fiscal year
_ after three years of losses. —
In Hong Kong, stocks ended
little changed as investors
- awaited key U.S. economic data
and the results of a local gov-
ernment land auction later this
- week. The benchmark Hang
Seng Index rose 9.10 points, or
~ 0.04 percent, to 20,529.76.
“The absence of leads is
keeping investors on the side-
lines today, with U.S. markets
closed today for [Memorial
Day] holiday,” said Kitty Chan,
- director of Celestial Asia Secu-
_ rities Holdings Asset Manage-
ment, said.
5 U.S. economic reports this
week include preliminary first
quarter economic growth fig-
ures, May non-farm payrolls
and the May eemnloyatent
rate.

Investors in Hong Kong and
across Asia carefully watch
such numbers for indications of
the outlook for the U.S. econ-

_ omy, a major export market.
-_ The property subindex
_ dipped 0.1 percent ahead of a
- government land auction Tues-
- day when two plots will be-auc-
_ tioned off with expectation of
_ strong bidding interest. Cheung
Kong, property flagship of
tycoon Li Ka-shing, rose 0.5 per-
_ cent, while Henderson Land
ose 2 percent. Hang Lung
Properties fell 2.7 percent.
Computer maker Lenovo





surged 3.6 percent after”

_ upgrades by investment banks
after the company posted bet-
ter-than-expected fourth-quar-
ter results.

In the mainland Chinese
market, stocks surged to new
highs as investors were reas-

_ sured by the lack of any market

_ cooling measures over the

weekend, analysts said.

The Shanghai Composite
Index gained 2.2 percent at
4,272.11, and turnover on the
index was a record $34.4 billion.
Shenzhen Composite Index
rose 2.4 percent to 1,264.05, also
a record.



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TECHNOLOGY









| BY YURI KAGEYAMA
Associated Press

TOKYO — In the race for ever-
thinner displays for TVs, cellphones
and other gadgets, Sony may have
developed one to beat them all — a
razor-thin display that bends like
paper while showing full-color
video.

In a video Sony has released of the
2.5-inch display, a hand squeezes a
screen that is only 0.3 millimeters, or
0.01 inches, thick. The display shows
color images of a bicyclist stuntman
and a picturesque. lake.

Although. flat-panel TVs are get-
ting slimmer, a display that’s so thin
it bends. in a human hand marks a
breakthrough.

Sony said it has yet to decide on
commercial products using the tech-
nology.

“In the future, it could get
wrapped around a lamppost or a per-
son’s wrist, even worn as clothing,”
Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa
said. “Perhaps it can be put up like

wallpaper.”

ENVIRONMENT |

Tatsuo Mori, an engineering and
computer science professor at
Nagoya University,
hurdles remained, including making
the display bigger, ensuring
durability and cutting production
costs.

But he said the display’s pliancy is
extremely difficult to imitate with
liquid crystal displays and plasma
display panels — the two main dis-
play technologies now on the mar-
ket.

“To come up with a flexible
screen at that image quality is
groundbreaking,” Mori said. “You
can drop it, and it won’t
break because it’s as thin as paper.”

The display combines two tech-
nologies: Sony’s organic thin film
transistor, which is required: to make
flexible displays, and organic elec-
troluminescent display.

Other companies, including LG.
Philips LCD and Seiko Epson, are
also working on a different kind of
“electronic paper” technology, but
Sony said the organic electrolumi-

said some



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TWISTED: Sony’s flexible 0.01-inch television screen plays full-color videos and can be bent or dropped
without breaking. Sony hopes the screen will revive the company’s high-tech image.

TRHIN\

Sony unveils a video screen so thin it can be rolled up like paper

nescent display delivers better color
images and is more suited for
video.

Sony President Ryoji Chubachi
has said a film-like display is a major
technology his company is working
on to boost its status as a technologi-
cal powerhouse.

In a meeting with reporters more
than a year ago, Chubachi boasted
Sony was working on a technology
for displays so thin it could be rolled
up like paper. He had predicted that
the world would stand up and take
notice.

Some analysts have said Sony,
which makes Walkman portable
players and PlayStation 3 game con-
soles, had fallen behind rivals in flat-
panel technology, inciuding Samsung
and Sharp.

But Sony has been marking a turn-
around under Chubachi and Chief
Executive Howard Stringer, the first
foreigner to head Sony, by reducing
jobs, shuttering unprofitable busi-
nesses and strengthening its flat TV
offerings.

Firms work to reduce packaging

& Companies are working to pare
down product packaging, thus
saving money and helping the .
environment.

BY RICK CALLAHAN
Associated Press

The blank white cups made by
Berry Plastics of Evansville, Ind.
aren’t just flexible and resistant to
splitting. They’re also made from less
plastic than some other cups, through
a manufacturing process the company
guards so closely that it forbids photo-
graphs of its machines.

Berry Plastics is handling a grow-
ing number of redesign. projects for
customers eager to make their prod-
ucts less bulky to help both their bot-
tom lines and the environment.

“It’s not a fad anymore — it’s really
turning into a trend,” said Curt Begle,
the Evansville company’s vice presi-
dent of container sales.

Last year alone, the company —
which counts among its customers
Kraft, Nestle, Hershey’s and Sherwin-
Williams Paints — retooled about 30
customers’ cups, tubs and other plas-
tic containers, shaving away more
than one million pounds of plastic per
year in one instance.

With more companies following
suit, Berry Plastics has even hired an
engineer devoted to repackaging pro-
jects.

Wal-Mart Stores is helping push
the trend along by encouraging its
66,000 suppliers to reduce their pack-
aging starting next year as part of the
world’s largest retailer’s goal of cut-
ting overall packaging 5 percent by
2013.

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‘GREEN’ CUPS: Employee Curt Sills, 26, loads white plastic containers
into a machine to be printed at Berry Plastics in Evansville, Ind.

any particular company might save in
packaging because of the different
types of materials used, and compa-
nies are reluctant to say for competi-
tive reasons, said Jim Peters, director
of education for the Institute of Pack-
aging Professionals. But the savings
can reach into the millions of dollars,
he said.

Indianapolis resident Ray Wilson
always looks for products with less
packaging, but said he still ends up
with bulky items in his cart. The 64-
year-old engineer recently bought
three compact fluorescent light bulbs
encased in a large plastic package.

“Ym looking at the packaging
around the bulbs and it’s probably 14
inches by 18 inches of heavy duty

plastic,” he said. “It sure would be
nice if you didn’t have to buy all that
because it just goes in the trash.”

Companies like Procter & Gamble
are paying attention. The world’s
largest consumer product company
recently announced it would begin
rolling out in September liquid deter-
gents such as Tide and Cheer in
double-strength concentrations. That
will give consumers a bottle half the
former size but with the same number
of loads.

This spring, the maker of Poland
Spring, Arrowhead, Deer Park and
other brands began rolling out
half-liter plastic bottles about
15 percent lighter than those of com-
petitors.









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INTERNATIONAL EDITION

“| RESTAURANTS

Pizza

chains —
fight for
top slice

@ Competition in the pizza
market, where most business
is won through creative
marketing, is particularly
fierce.

BY RICHARD GIBSON
Dow Jones News Service.

The tussle between national
pizza chains these days is over
who’s got the best “hand-tossed
style” crusts. But some of the
claims may amount to little more
than pie in the sky.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domi-
no’s Pizza and Louisville, Ky.-
based Papa John’s International
admit they shape their dough into
pies on countertops. Throwing it
in the air can result in a thin cen-
ter that, when baked, leads to an
unstable pool of toppings in the
middle, a Domino’s spokesman
says. Papa John’s says it hand
stretches dough “for consisten-
cy’s sake.”

A spokesman for Pizza Hut, the
nation’s largest chain and a unit of
Louisville-based Yum Brands,
wouldn’t say how it turns dough
into “hand-tossed style” pies,
which it is heavily promoting. But

_a recent visit to one of its shops
‘ found the crew employing stretch

techniques as well.

“If we tossed them we'd proba-
bly get them too big,” one
employee remarked.

SEEKING AUTHENTICITY

So why the sleight of hand over
the term? Partly to give the prod-
uct more perceived authenticity
and individuality, so consumers
don’t think of their pizza as some-
thing stamped out by a machine.

More importantly, it’s a way to
try to create news in what has
become a mature, low-growth
business more often marked by
deals and copycat products than
by innovation.

Competition continues to pile
on. Milford, Conn.-based Subway,
the nation’s largest sandwich
chain, began adding pizza to its
menu recently. Last year Rich-
mond Heights, Mo.-based Panera
Bread Co. created a pizza-like,
thin-crust item it calls Crispani.
And Dunkin’ Donuts, a unit of
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’
Brands, is testing pizza in some of
its stores.

It’s not just other big players
that worry pizza executives.
Often it’s the pizzeria down on
the corner — where sometimes
they really do toss their pie dough
— that is stealing customers.

LOCAL SHOPS COMPETE

“Our industry has seen a shift
where all of the national brands
have lost market share and seen
significant reductions in traffic
growth at the expense of regional
and local pizza shops,” Domino’s
Chief Executive David Brandon
said on the company’s recent
earnings conference call.

His counterpart at Papa John’s,
CEO Nigel Travis, says the
smaller rivals not only tailor
products to local tastes but also
“focus more on quality than on
cutting prices.”

Papa John’s, the No. 3 chain
behind Pizza Hut and Domino’s,
also is seeking to make purchases
more convenient by promoting
online ordering. And its looking
for ways to reward returning cus-
tomers in what Travis regards as
a “fairly disloyal category.”

Limited-service restaurant
pizza in the United States is a $30
billion business, of which the
national chains have about 41 per-
cent. Among the Big Three, Pizza
Hut last year held an 18.1 percent
slice, Domino's 11.3 percent and
Papa John’s 6.9 percent, according
to Technomic Inc., an industry
consulting firm.

Pizza long has been character-
ized as “price-is-right” food —
chains frequently discount it.
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GROWING: People read the morning newspaper outside
a newsstand in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

Newspapers growing.
throughout India

From Herald Wire Services |
NEW DELHI — More than 150 million Indians read a
newspaper every day — compared with 97 million Americans

and 48 million Germans.

Circulation numbeis in India are soaring, and advertising
is expected to grow by 15 percent this year.
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more room to grow, especially in rural areas where reader- i

ship remains low.

They continue to launch new papers and new editions |
across this country of 1.1 billion people. '
The optimism is in large part due to India’s economy, :
expected to grow by 8 percent this year, and the rising i

~ incomes and education levels that go with it.

Despite a booming technology industry that’s helped fuel
economic growth, only 8.5 million of Indians use the Web,
according to government figures. And even some who use
computers don’t see the Internet usurping print.

e PETROLEUM

OIL PRICES RETREAT AS
NIGERIAN STRIKE ENDS

Oil prices fell in light
trading Monday, eased by
the end of a Nigerian oil
workers’ strike over the
weekend.

Still; with the Memorial
Day weekend formally sig-
naling the start of the U.S.
driving season, the market
anticipated potential
upswings in prices believing
that Americans were ready
to take to the highways —
despite near-record gasoline
prices.

But with Nigerian pres-
sures easing, light, sweet
crude for July delivery
dropped 65 cents to $64.55.a
barrel in late afternoon elec-
tronic trading on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract climbed more
than $1 to $65.20 a barrel
Friday before the U.S long
weekend. The exchange was
closed Monday to regular
trading because of a holiday.

e AUSTRALIA
REPORT: RIO TINTO
MAY BID FOR ALCAN

Anglo-Australian mining

- company Rio Tinto may be

considering a $27 billion-
plus bid for Canada’s Alcan
(AL), an Australian newspa-
per reported, but analysts
played down the benefits of
a linkup between the two
global companies.

Rio Tinto has hired
Deutsche Bank (DB) to
advise it on a possible bid
for Alcan, The Sydney
Morning Herald reported,
without citing sources.

e RUSSIA

COURT THROWS OUT
LAWSUIT AGAINST BP

A Siberian court threw
out a lawsuit filed by the
BP’s (BP) local subsidiary
over the amount of gas it
produces, opening the way
for regulators to pull the
license to the company’s
giant Kovykta gas field.

Analysts have called the
case symptomatic of a
broader drive by the Rus-
sian state to expand its influ-
ence in the oil and gas
industry, predicting that the
regulatory pressure will dis-
perse as soon as a deal is
sealed to allow state-con-
trolled gas monopoly OAO
Gazprom to take control of
the project.

Such a conclusion would
mirror Gazprom’s entry to
the giant Sakhalin-2 lique-
fied natural gas develop-
ment off Russia’s Pacific
coast, where Royal Dutch
Shell was elbowed into a
minority position.

_ ANSA news agency called a

e IRELAND

WORKERS AT DUBLIN
AIRPORT WON’T STRIKE

Baggage handlers at Dub-_
lin International Airport
agreed to work in a newly i
built section of the terminal,

ending a standoff that had
threatened to disrupt opera-
tions at Ireland’s major
airport.

The breakthrough fol-
lowed daylong talks
between managers of the
Aer Lingus airline and lead-
ers of Ireland’s largest labor
union, the Services, Indus-
trial, Professional and Tech-
nical Union or SIPTU.

About 400 SIPTU-repre-
sented baggage handlers had
refused since April to move
into the new basement level.
of the airport’s lone termi-
nal. Aer Lingus has devel-
oped the new lower level to
handle departures to Britain
and the United States.

e INDIA ;

2012 SET AS DATE TO |
END POWER SHORTAGE |

India must build hun-
dreds of new power plants i
over the next five years to
end the massive electricity
shortages that threatén the
country’s rapid economic
growth, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh said. |

India’s economy has |
expanded more than 8.5 per- |

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cent annually over the past
four years, but a widening
gap between the demand
and supply of electricity |
threatens to derail growth.

During peak hours,
demand outstrips supply by
as much as 25 percent in
some parts of the country,
causing frequent outages |
and forcing shutdowns at |
factories and businesses.

Singh promised to
reward states that accelerate
work on new power genera-
tion facilities by waiving
some federal loans.

e ITALY

NEWS AGENCY STRIKES
UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING

Journalists at Italy’s

strike Monday afternoon to
last until Friday morning to
protest management talkof |
possible job cuts, the agency |
said.

The walkout began at |
3 p.m. local time Monday |
and was scheduled to last
until 7 a.m. Friday.

A statement from
ANSA’s union representa-
tives said the journalists
were “upset, disappointed
and worried” about remarks
by ANSA’s managementthat
there might be a 15 percent
cut in editorial staff.



MEDIA

INTERNATIONAL EDITION

__ TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 | 4B

Disney weaves strong Web strategy

BY MEG JAMES
AND DAWN C. CHMIELEWSKI
Los Angeles Times

In the television networks’
stampede to stake claims on
the Web, The Walt Disney Co.
has taken the road less trav-
eled.

While media rivals strike
deals to get their TV shows on
as many websites as possible,
Disney is relying on the
strength of such popular ABC
shows as Lost and Grey’s Anat-
omy to draw viewers to its
online destination instead.
Disney is treating the com-
puter monitor as just another
screen, and it’s betting adver-
tisers feel the same way.

“Our goal is to really rede-
fine the whole idea of ‘net-
work,’ ” said Anne Sweeney,
president of the Disney-ABC
Television Group.

Technology, she said, “has
improved our relationship
with viewers by allowing us to
be more accessible to them.
We can now put our shows in
their hands when they want
them.”

Disney and its ABC Televi-
sion Group have been Web
trailblazers among the major
broadcast networks.

ABC was the first to offer
full-length episodes of its pop-
ular shows for sale through
Apple’s iTunes store. It also

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MICHAEL DESMOND/ABC

ONLINE DEMAND: Disney believes TV shows like ‘Lost’ and
‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ above, will attract people to its site.

was the first major network to
offer on-demand replays of its
shows online. In October 2005,
the network began offering
$1.99 downloads of episodes of
Lost and Desperate House-
wives on iTunes. That porta-
bility appealed to a specific
niche, affluent geeks who are
voracious consumers of all
types of media — and gadgets.

Forrester Research, in a
report expected to be released
this week, predicts that paid
video downloads will generate

$279 million this year, nearly
triple last year’s amount. The
research firm also predicts
there is bigger money to be
made through advertising
sponsorships.

That’s what ABC has found:
Viewers are willing to watch a
few commercials for the
opportunity to see online for
free the shows they missed on
TV. Disney’s goal is to adapt
the television model, with
advertising paying the freight,
to the new medium.

“Like a flightless bird, the
paid video download market
in its current evolutionary
state will go the way of the
dodo, despite the fast growth
and the millions being spent
today,” Forrester analyst |
James McQuivey wrote in the
report. “Television and cable
networks will shift the bulk of
paid downloading to ad-sup-
ported streams where they
have control of ads and effec-
tive audience measurement.”

Albert Cheng, executive
vice president of digital media,
is guiding the Disney-ABC
Television Group. Cheng, a
Harvard MBA graduate, was
tapped in 2005 just as Disney
was striking its landmark deal
with Apple.

The strategy, Cheng said, is —
to employ the latest technol-
ogy to build a “branded” and
“consistent consumer experi-
ence” and provide an online
home for advertisers.

“The goal is to create a
great advertiser model in the
online world,” Cheng said.
“Our agenda is to get interac-
tive advertising and take it to
the next level and to create
value for our partners.”

The average age of the
abc.com viewer is 28 years old,
college educated and tech
savvy. By contrast, ABC’s
median age is 47.

Demand for cranes skyrockets

BY MATT JOYCE
Associated Press

DALLAS — It’s daybreak
when Michael Machovsky
climbs nearly 200 feet to the
cab of his tower crane for a
10-hour day of hoisting equip-
ment and supplies across a
downtown construction site.

As morning joggers shuffle
by and commuter traffic backs
up, Machovsky methodically
swings the crane’s jib and
drops the hook for the morn-
ing’s first lift. The same ritual
is repeated across the Dallas
skyline as the construction day
rumbles to a start.

“You never want your hook
to sit still unless it’s a break,
and that’s very seldom” says
Tony Townley, a senior super-
intendent with Dallas-based
Beck Group.

Booming commercial con-
struction, an aging work force
and tighter certification.
requirements are pushing
demand for cranes and their
operators nationwide.

“Every marketplace that
we're in right now is satu-
rated,” said Sam Latona, pre-
construction manager with
Turner Construction, a Dallas-
based company with offices
across the country. “All the
contractors are basically at
100 percent capacity and
exceeding it.”

Commercial building is hot
in Texas, Florida, California,
New York and other parts of
the West Coast, Midwest and
Northeast, industry officials
say.

Spending on non-residen-
tial construction was up nearly
14 percent during the first
three months of 2007 from last
year, according to the US.
Census Bureau.

Ken Simonson, chief econo-

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THE CRANE STRAIN: Across the country, booming commercial construction and an aging
work force have contributed to the increasing demand for cranes and their operators.

mist with The Associated
General Contractors of Amer-
ica, said much of that spending
involves crane projects, such
as multistory hotels and
offices.

Despite a slowdown in
home construction, a strong
economy, including favorable
consumer spending and
employment rates, is helping
to fuel the projects. Projected
power and transportation
needs could also result in con-
struction activity, such as
power plants, wind farms,
transmission towers and high-
ways.

Attrition is thinning the
ranks of crane operators, said

Ronnie Bentley, business man-
ager of the International
Union of Operating Engineers
Local 178. He said demand is
the highest it’s been during his
36 years in the industry.

“Nobody’s son is getting
into it anymore,” Bentley said.
“The average conventional
operator in our area is proba-
bly in his late 50s.”

The Association of Equip-
ment Manufacturers has taken
to providing high school stu-
dents with information and
scholarships in construction.
The Milwaukee-based group
estimates the construction
industry will need to add a
total of 1 million jobs by 2012.

“It seems right now the
demand is outstripping the
ability to produce these cranes
on the manufacturing level,
and I think that’s the case with
most of our competitors as
well,” said Gary Vosper, Mor-
row’s advertising director.

‘China’s building boom is
pulling on the same resources
needed to build cranes, he
said.

“We've been told by the
factory that the availability of
high grade steel is becoming
an issue and affecting their
level of production,” Vosper
said. “Sometimes we'll order a
crane and we may noi get it
for 12 months.”

Wal-Mart shareholders flock to meeting

BY MARCUS KABEL
Associated Press

Thousands of Wal-Mart
investors and employees will
pack a northwest Arkansas
sports arena Friday for the
giant retailer’s annual share-
holder meeting, a mix of music
celebrity flash and serious
business with a pinch of criti-
cism from dissident share-
holders.

Investors will be closely
watching the presentations by
Chief Executive Lee Scott and
top executives for word on
growth strategies after the
company warned second quar-
ter profits may miss Wall
Street expectations.

The global retailer typically
packs the 18,000-seat Bud
Walton arena at the Univer-
sity of Arkansas in Fayette-
ville, about 30 miles south of
Wal-Mart headquarters in
Bentonville.

Activist shareholders rang-

ing from religious orders and
unions to a free-market think
tank are offering 11 proposals.
Such measures typically fail to
win majority support.

This year’s proposals
include calls for Wal-Mart to
report on the gap in pay and
benefits between its top exec-
utives and lowest paid work-
ers, on the percentage of stock
awards to employees based on
gender and race, on the need
for universal healthcare plans
and on the grounds for its
charitable giving.

It is always a well-choreo-
graphed event with a
sprinkle of big-name perform-
ers to serenade the audience.
Recent years included stage
appearances by Garth Brooks,
Jon Bon Jovi and Jessica
Simpson.

At the shareholder meeting
and at an analyst conference
immediately afterward, ana-
lysts will be listening for any

news on Wal-Mart’s growth
strategies for its core U.S.
namesake stores, whose sales
dwarf its faster-growing inter-
national business and its Sam’s
Club membership warehouse
chain.

“What everyone is wanting
to hear is that they are going to
get it right on fashion and
they’re going to get it right on
home [decor],” said Patricia
Edwards, a portfolio manager
and retail analyst at Went-
worth, Hauser & Violich in
Seattle, which holds about
42,000 Wal-Mart shares.

Apparel and home furnish-
ings are two areas that
Wal-Mart has identified as its
weakest, weighing down sales
gains in electronics, food and
pharmacy.

Wal-Mart is trying to find
the right balance between low
prices and adding more brand
names to departments like
home electronics after a bries

foray last year into higher-end
fashion brought disappointing
results.

Wal-Mart’s sales at estab-
lished U.S. stores, a key retail
benchmark, have been trailing
those at smaller rivals like
Target and fell in April by 3.5
percent, the worst showing in
at least 27 years.

Wal-Mart warned this
month that earnings in the sec-
ond quarter might fall below
analysts consensus of 79 cents
per share as it offers more dis-
counts and as high gas prices
take cash out of the pockets of
its core lower income shop-
pers.

A.G. Edward & Sons retail
analyst Robert Buchanan said
he would like to see the com-
pany trim its longer term earn-
ings guidance to reflect what
Buchanan calls a more realis-
tic level for a retailer that has
grown into the world’s largest
company by revenues.



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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 5B .



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expresses pleasure with
appointment of ministers




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Bahamas Society of Engineers says PM chose ‘competent scientific:
and technical professionals’ to lead the Ministry of Works

m By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he Bahamas Society

of Engineers has

expressed its plea-

sure at the recent
appointment of Earl Deveaux
as the Minister of Works and
Transport and Phenton Ney-
mour as the Ministry of State
for Public Utilities, saying that
in the choice Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham has identi-
fied “competent scientific and
technical professionals” to lead
the Ministry of Works.

The association also touted
the engineering, science and
technology sector as the next
great pillar of the economy.

In their commentary on the
Speech from the’ Throne, Soci-
ety President Cyprian Gibson
noted that “Mr Deveaux is an
experienced and accomplished
scientific practitioner and busi-
nessman. He has excelled in
both the public and the private
sectors, *

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“This therefore should pro-
vide great comfort to the sec-
tors. The BSE is looking for-
ward to this trend being trans-
lated further to the Boards of
the various public utilities, and
other technologically-minded
institutions.”

Mr Gibson said that too
often bankers, businessmen
and other political operatives
are appointed but no balance is
provided to ensure that the
necessary technical compo-
nents are represented.

The BSE, he added, is com-
mitted to raising the overall
standards of the engineering,
science and.technology sectors,
and once again offers its ser-
vice to assist government in
accomplishing it.

Mr Gibson said the society
has noted the government’s
overall commitments that have
been made to the environment,
to accountability and trans-

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

international Offshore Bank is seeking
a TRADING BACK OFFICE ASSISTANT.









Familiar with back office duties,
trading confirmation, SWIFT. Spanish
spoken would be a plus.

Proven knowledge of MS Office
products.

Please submit your resume to:
HR Manager
P.O. Box CB-11903
Nassau, NP.



@ MINISTER of Works and Transport Earl Deveaux

KINGSWAY ACADEMY

- . Vacancies for Teachers for September 2007

Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
positions in the following areas:

ELEMENTARY:

Physical Education Teacher
Music Teacher
Teacher for grades | through six

HIGH SCHOOL

Religious Studies Christian Values

Mathematics Information Technology
Mathematics Physics

Physics Biology

French and Spanish or Literature

English language and [Literature

Food and Nutrition Needlework Art

Male Physical Education

Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T. IJ, 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. Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
would be an asset. All successful candidates should have
the following:

e An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
e A Teaching Certificate

¢ Excellent Communication Skills

¢ A love for children and learning

e 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 least three references,
one being the name of one’s church minister) should be
forwarded to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Salaries would be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.



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I-Connect service

some degraded service, how-
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these to a minimum.

The Bahamas Telecommu-
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has provided internet services
to The Bahamas since 1996.
On August 30, 2006, BTC
rebranded One Line DSL
service to I-Connect signifi-
cantly lowering monthly costs
for residential customers.

“We are committed to pro-
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class products and services,”
the company said in a recent
release.

I-Connect has been the
banner sponsor for many
educational, civic, sporting
and social activities including
the “Student in the Spotlight
Know that You Can” pro-
gramme which seeks to assist
in raising the national grade
point average.

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Ministry Of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture

NOTICE

PROCUREMENT FOR GENERAL PAPER SUPPLIES FOR THE YEAR 2007

1.0 The Ministry of Education, Youth Sports & Culture (hereafter
called the “Purchaser”) now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers
for the procurement of General Paper Supplies for the School
Year 2007.






2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents
from the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports & Culture, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from
Monday, 21st May, 2007 and obtain further information, at the
second address given below.







3.0 Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in
a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed
with the subject bided on (“General Paper Supplies”)




4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first
address, on or before Friday, 15th June, 2007 by 5 pm (local
time). It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since they
may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected and returned
unopened.







5.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of
those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10am on Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 at the first address below.




(1) The Chairman Tender
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 327-1530







(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box N-3913/4
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Tele: (242) 502-8571







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NORTHERN CAMPUS
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Honours Convocation Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:00pm Northern Campus Grounds ,








Graduation Rehearsal Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:00pm Convention Centre,
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i Honours Convocation Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:00pm Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.

i Nursing Pinning Ceremony Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:00pm BCPOU Auditorium, Farrington Road

h Rehearsal Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:00pm Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.

i Baccalaureate Service Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:00pm Golden Gates World Outreach Ministry

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n Graduates’ Dinner Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00pm Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa,

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t President/Alumni Reception Thursday, May 31, 2007 Immediately Following Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.
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Shredded Beef Quesadillas
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African Fried Avocado Bites
With Tomato-Date Jam & Tamarind Vinaigrette

Cuban Ham Croquettes
With Mango Aioli

Bahamian Conch & Crab Cakes
With Voodoo Cocktail Sauce & Pepper Jelly

Cuban Roast Pork
With Cilantro Aioli on Plantain Rounds

Sirloin steak, Aji Amarillo & Mushroom Spring Rolls
With Chimichurri Sauce

Cuban Style Yucca Chips
& Garlic-Herb Monitor

Columbo & Banana Roasted Chicken Samosas
& Mango Salsa

Pumpkin & Black-Eyed Pea Accras
With Creole Sauce

Hors d’oeuvresTable (Gold Tickets)

Cuban Cream Cheese, Guavas & Crackers
Mozambiquian Potato & Fish Spread
Rum-Pickled Chillis & Toasted Naan Chips
An Assortment of Latino & European Cheeses

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THE TRIBUNE



TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 9B

UT

BSE challenges
the Government to
implement laws to

improve ‘playing
field’ for engineers

FROM page 1

should also — following the
required consultations — pro-
mote the various lists of
approved Bahamian Engineers
and related Regulatory Bod-
ies, governmental and non-
government, to all potential
investors.

He said that government
ought to ensure that there are
equal opportunities for local
engineering and related pro-
fessionals by encouraging
investors/developers to adver-

_ tise locally and to publish local-

ly requests for expressions of
interest.

Agreement

In addition, Mr Gibson said
that the association would like
to see an agreement put in
place so that wherever there
are joint ventures between
international and local con-
sulting firms or agencies, there
is an agreement to allow for
adequate transfer of knowl-
edge to the local engineers by
instructing the foreign consul-
tants to involve the local engi-
neers/consultants in all aspects
of the project — the conceptu-
alization, planning, develop-
ment, design, implementation,
operation and maintenance,
etc — and wherever possible

implementing specific training
programmes.

He also called for adequate
well trained and adequately
compensated local profession-
als and for the government to
ensure that there are: proper
training and mentoring systems
in the ministries to ensure that
the industry is sustained along
with allied support staff.

Mr Gibson added that the
association would like to
ensure that there is a formal
mechanism in place to consult
local professionals on matters
of national importance and
work along with local engi-
neers to ensure that the Pro-
fessionals Engineers Act is
enforced and has teeth.

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VILLA #49, ANDROS BEACH COLONY
SUBDIVISION, NICHOLL’S TOWN,
ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS

The property is 10,436 sq. ft. and comprises a 2 Bed, 2 Bath,
Living room, Dinning room and Kitchen all in one and is located * |
within five minutes walk.from beach. Gross floor area 961 Sq. it.)

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
At: 509-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested person should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before June 29, 2007.



Tradelnvest

TradelInvest Asset Management Ltd., a private wealth management company seeks to
employ a Senior Qualified Accountant with public accounting experience.

Responsibilities include

° Setting up and maintaining a complex multicurrency general ledger. Preparation of

quarterly management

accounts and IFRS compliant statements.



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¢ Monitor and record securities transactions. Liaise with brokers, trustees, administrators
and banks as necessary. Preparation of portfolio valuations and reconciliations.

e Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit.

e The ability to develop accounting practices and
procedures as required.

Qualifications
e CPA, ACCA or CA qualification.
¢ Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
° 3 years post qualification experience with a public accounting firm.

° Knowledge and experience in accounting for mutu: il funds private placements and
derivative transactions.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO,
PLEASE CONTACT
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302-4525/302-4592.
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Interested persons should apply before May 30, 2007 as follows:

President

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Lyford Manor, West Building

West Bay Street

P.O. Box N 7776 (Slot 193)

Lyford Cay, N.P., Bahamas



Or by email to ddelaney @tradeinvest.com





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'SPAGE 10B, TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 THE TRIBUNE

BSE expresses
pleasure over
appointment



Established Bahamian engineering firm seeks Junior Civil Engineer
(Ref.# 102) and Junior Structural Engineer (Ref.# 103).

Prospective candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil
Engineering from an ABET accredited university.

Proficiency in AutoCAD a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Project, AutoDesk
Civil 3D and other land development software a plus. Responsibilities
include engineering design and investigations, design quality assurance

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and construction quality control.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

We are an industry leader, offering stimulating work and competitive

benefits. Please send resume to bahamasengineeringjobs@yahoo.com

with the appropriate reference number in the subject line.

Citi

Salary commensurate with experience.



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Citi, a leading financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries
and with over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking a candidate
for the following position:

Legal Vehicle Manager

This senior position will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer of
Bahamas/Cayman, and will be responsible for managing the legal vehicle
department. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring
compliance with all local regulatory requirements and Citi policies with
regard to the sound corporate governance of legal vehicles incorporated
in the Bahamas/Cayman. The candidate will interface with businesses
located locally and in other countries to disseminate advisory information
related to Corporate Governance policies, principles and establish
processes to gather data, report information and provide analysis related
to financial, audit, compliance and risk control policies and activities.

The position requires excellent administration, judgment/ decision
making, interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong
Management and organizational skills. Additionally, excellent knowledge
-.0f the local regulatory environment is required. A law or accountancy
-..qualification with seven plus years of law/finance related experience
would be preferred.



Interested candidates should fax OR forward a copy of their resume to

Human Resources,
P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, The Bahamas,

Fax: 242-302-8732 by June 11, 2007.

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 25 May 2007.

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

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

28.00 ABDAB
14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.35 RND Holdi

S2wk-Hi —52wk-Low

1.3398 1.2887 Colina Money Market Fund
3.1827 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.6629 2.3560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.662852**
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286****
11.4992 10.9739 Fidelity Prime | 11.4992*****

fee

1.339837"
3.1827***



BISX ALL SHARE |

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

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

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
i Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

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

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

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242.



Weekly Vol.

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100



of ministers

FROM page 5

parency, to the creation of
more Bahamian ownership of
the tourism sectors, and specif-
ically a noted commitment to
bring into force the United
Nations Convention against
Corruption, and a Freedom of
Information Act. All of these
measures are supported by the
BSE.

“As the built environment
is far less regulated than the
other more established sectors
of our economy ‘such as
Tourism and Banking, both the
Bahamian consumer, and the
foreign investor alike will ben-
efit from trends toward
increased competition for pro-
fessional services,” said Mr
Gibson.

He noted that both a Free-
dom of Information Act and
Convention against Corruption
Act would minimise any
efforts toward the award of
lucrative contracts by
favouritism.

“The Freedom of Informa-
tion Act will also have the ben-
efit of making important tech-
nological studies of national
concern conducted by both
government and foreign
investors available to more
local professionals, which will
have the overall effect of

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EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

30 April 2007

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- 30 April 2007

JRE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503 -

increasing best practices and
standards across the local sec-
tors. It will also mean better
services, as professional reports
would be subject to greater
scrutiny,” he said.

Commitment

Mr Gibson also ackriowl-
edged the government’s com-
mitment to increasing the num-
ber of Bahamian owned
tourism related developments.

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“This would be a great win
for the Bahamian professiorial,
as it is a known fact that
Bahamian investors prefer
Bahamian engineers and relat-
ed professionals, while large
foreign investors usually bring
their engineers and other pro-
fessionals in with them. BSE’s
position of course is that all-.

engineering works conducted’ - -

in the Bahamas, should active-
ly, and significantly involve
Bahamian engineers.”












NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that INDITANE FLORISMA OF:
69 PODELO STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying;
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, !
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, ;

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



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Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

¢ Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
office

Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment

Reconcile vendor statements

Data entry duties

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

1-3 years experience in a similar role

oe meee ent ww

IT Support me

¢ Will support a Construction Management Team using a variety
of software applications on both stand alone systems and in a
networked environment.

° Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and sofiware issues

° Part-time position

Construction Project Manager

'
Minimum 5 years experience in construction management ;
Working knowledge of timber and masonry construction methods :
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in performing material take-offs and placing material
orders

¢ Working knowledge of construction materials

° Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel ‘|
¢ Good communication skills



Resume should be sent to Nick Sims, Development Department, *

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco or fax # 242-367 2930.




A well established Media Company is'
looking for a hard working male:
to work as a Pressroom Assistant. '
Qualified applicants should be able
to work nights between the hours of
8p.m. to 5a.m. and be prepared to.
submit job references and clean police '
record. 3

Interested persons should
send resume to:

c/o DA 18973P
P.O. Box N-3207
or
Fax: 328-2398



THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 11B



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&

Commonwealth: First Bahamian

financial institution to surpass
$1bn in total assets

FROM page 11

said Mr Jennings.

“Commonwealth Bank passionately
believes in staff development and training
and in positively impacting our communi-
ties as a good corporate citizen,” Mr Don-

in three months what the bank had pro-

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Bring them to
STOP-N-SHOP BOOKSTORE

Trade them for next year’s TEXTBOOKS
Or make them available for next year’s
students






Call or Visit our offices

Tel:(242) 394-4949 ¢ East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3050 ¢ Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail: shopkeeper@stopnshopbahamas.com
Website: www.stopnshopbahamas.com

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!





ESSAY COMPETITION

EIGHT ANNUAL PUBLIC
SERVICE WEEK

_ The Ministry of the Public Service, will
~ host‘an Essay Competition as one of the
activities for Eight Annual Public Service
Week. The Competition is open to Junior
and Senior High School Students.

Fa ee ee

Students interested in participating should
write a 250-300 words (Junior High),
and 450-500 words (Senior High), essay
on the topic: “The Public Service -
Promoting Quality Service in the
Workplace”.

“ak OE H Se

FIT PP Se

The deadline for entries, which should
be referred to the attention of Ms.
Antionette Thompson, Deputy Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of the Public Service,
is Friday, 22nd June, 2007.

8 é @

avo”

A Dell Desktop 2400 computer with a
scanner, copier and printer will be
awarded to the winner in each category.

The winners will be announced during
the Eight Annual Public Service Week
‘ Awards Ceremony scheduled for 6th
October, 2007.

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jected would be achieved in six months,”



aldson added. “This is a great Bahamian
success story, one that is the reflection of
not one person but of everyone working
together, a demonstration that the
Bahamas can compete with the best in
the world.” ;

NOTICE TO
SHAREHOLDERS

The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited hereby

notifies all of its Shareholders that the Bank’s
actual net profit, based on unaudited results

for the quarter ended 30th April 2007 was
$4,920,952. As a result, an interim dividend
of thirteen cents (13 cents) per Ordinary Share
will be paid on 12th June 2007, to all
Shareholders of record as of 5th June 2007.

The Bank’s total assets stood at

$69 1,252,343 for the quarter ended 30th April
2007. .

KEVA L. BAIN
~~~ -“C@RPORATE SECRETARY

Dated this 29th May, 2007

UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world’s leading financial
institutions in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area Wealth
Management International, we look after wealthy private clients
by providing them with comprehensive, value enhancing
services, Our client advisors combine strong personal
relationships with the resources that are available from across
UBS, helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking for a
candidate in the following position:

- Senior Client Advisor - European Desk
In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

« Supervising a team of Client Advisors

* Advising and servicing existing clients including travelling
* Acquisition of new clients

® Proposing of investment solutions

We are searching for a personality with extensive experience in
wealth management, specialized in the fields of customer
relations, investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid knowledge of
investment products are key requirements. A proven track
record in a comparable position with a leading global financial
institution as well as fluency in English and German, fluency in
another language (Spanish, Italian or French) is a plus, .

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

nfbahamas@ubs.com or

Sales Person Needed

- Must have 3 years Sales experience
- Must be well spoken and confident
- Must be 25 years Or Older

- Must be a quick learner

- Must have good writing skills

- A base salary and commission

- Resume

- Two references

- Police record

NO PHONE CALLS

Apply in person at Bahama Divers, Nassau Yacht
Haven, East Bay Street between the hours of
10am - 12noon.

CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING

Nassau Motor Company’s

Parts Department |

will be closed for stocktaking...

MAY 2007 JUNE 2007
27 |28 |29 |

Monday, May 28 and Friday June 1 are holidays

We will be closed from 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29 through
Saturday, June 2, —
We will re-open on Monday, June 4.

We regret any inconvenience
to our valued customers.

Shirley Street ¢ 356-7932

partsorder@nassaumotor.com * www. nassaumotor.com



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007 ;

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/GEN/ No.00131 |

Common Law Divison
BETWEEN
MICHAEL V. MALONE
AND

MERLE RODGERS
Defendant ®

ORDER FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE

Dated the 27th day of April A.D. 2007.
Before the Honourable John Lyons Justice of the Supreme Court X
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

UPON THE APPLICATION of the Plantiff herein.

UPON READING the Afftidavit of Mr. Jack Davis.

UPON HEARING Mr. Ronald S.E.A. Ferreira Esq. Counsel and
Attorney-at-Law for the Plaintiff herein.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERD that the Plantiff have leave toissue
and serve any Pleadings, Judgements or Orders herein, Pursuant
to the Rules of The Supreme Court herein, Pursuant to the Rules !
of The Supreme Court Order 61, rule 4 (0.61, r4) and such service;
be effective by inserting and publishing an adverfisement to the
above named Defendant, Merle Rodgers in a local Nassau daily
on two occassions one week apart.

AND that such advertisement so published shall be deemed to be
good and sufficient service of any such Pleadings, Judgements or
Orders on the Defendant, Merle Rodgers.

AND that the costs of this application be costs in the cause.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT |
REGISTRAR

PENAL NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that should you Merle Rodgers, Defendant fail to:

| obey the above Order you will be liable to process of Execution “

to compel you to obey the same:

Dated this 17th day of May A.D., 2007
BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

Ferreira & Company

Chambers

Kemp Building

#39 East Street, North

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorney for the Second Defendant



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Former PM announces
intention to bring a
constitutional action

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

OPPOSITION Leader Perry
Christie formally announced
that there will be a constitu-
tional challenge to the nomina-
tion of the remaining three Sen-
ators by the prime minister, fur-
ther escalating the controversy
over these appointments.

Mr Christie made this decla-
ration in front of thousands of
PLPs on Saturday at his party’s
“thank-you” rally at Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre.

“T think it is important for me
to say to you that I shall be
making a very full and detailed
statement to the country, but I
also will be indicating to the
country that I intend to bring a
constitutional action for redress,
the unconstitutional behaviour
of Prime Minister Ingraham,”
he said. :

“It is an important point of
great constitutional importance
and I do not believe, nor do I

accept, that the prime minister
of an FNM party could decide
on who should be a Senator for
the opposition party PLP,” he
added.

The constitution provides
nine automatic appointments
for the government and four for
the opposition, with the remain-
ing three seats selected by the
prime minister after consulia-
tion with the leader of the oppo-
sition.

But, under article 40 of the
constitution, these remaining
appointments must lead to the
make-up of the Senate reflect-
ing that of the House.

Late on Friday in a statement
from the Cabinet Office, the
prime minister appointed for-
mer Adelaide MP Michael
Halkitis and President of the
Chamber of Commerce Tanya
Wright as two of the three
remaining Senators.

However, the statement

SEE page 11

Union president ‘sceptical’
over the Baha Mar deal

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter



LABOUR unrest may be brewing on the Cable Beach strip between
the Hotel Workers Unio~ and Baha Mar, as the president of the
union, Roy Colebrooke has expressed grave concern over the Shera-
ton take-over of the Radisson property, adding that overall, he is
“sceptical” of the entire Baha Mar deal.

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Aftermath of fire
discovered at

PLP headquarters |
| Ml By BRENT DEAN
_ Tribune Staff Reporter

@ By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff reporter

THE aftermath of a

ing, police confirmed yesterday.

time when no one was in the
building, and apparently causing

main entrance — the fire }
prompts concern, particularly :
as it is the third attack on a ;
property owned by the PLP
party, or a party member, in the |

last two months.

The incident was first brought
to the attention of some mem- ; â„¢ By ALISON LOWE

bers of the public on Saturday }

night at the PLP "thank you"

rally by opposition leader Perry : Z ee er te
ally by opposition leader Perry : year-old and a 29-year-old suffered serious injuries following two vio- :
‘ ‘ : lent attacks in the early hours of yesterday morning.
During the event, the former ; : ; ;
prime minister criticised the : the left side of his chest in an argument with another man, said Asst ;
: Supt Walter Evans.

Christie.

FNM and prime minister

Hubert Ingraham in particular :
for allegedly instilling fear in
PLPs.

Mr Christie also spoke out :

SEE page 11

Leslie Miller claims many voted |
in Blue Hills who had no right to.

MANY people voted in the

hn . } Blue Hills constituency who had
. ; : SuSPl’ = no right to, according to former
cious fire" was discovered at : & ‘ é

Gambier House — PLP head- :

quarters — early Friday morn- : in an interview with The Tribune,

: stating that this point will be the °
Although not as serious as it : major basis behind his election
might have been — burning at a : court challenge of the results of
: the*recent election, which if suc-
: cessful, could return him to the

only minimal damage to the :

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller.
Mr Miller made this allegation

House of Assembly.

“When you go to court 3 you
would think that you have suffi- j
cient evidence to negate what
” Mr Miller said. “My :
team and J are very confident that ;

On pehall ignthe people of Blne Gibson has accused the former PLP

: ‘ . E20 2 f i i e
There is “hard fact evidence”, : Selene sek ere
he added, that people voted in : nae pein pa ato
: Tribune articles, but making it
: -’ : appear that the warning was from
and others were denied their : F ©
: : the newly installed FNM govern-

“A lot of people who went to | MR

took place,
Hills, we will be victorious.”

Blue Hills who had no right to,

right.

SEE page 11

! PLP’s “

Two suffer serious

Tribune Staff Reporter

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In) uries in V1O ent attac S : a letter accusing him of breaking
: General Orders as a civil servant.
: Mr Gibson, who was on The Tri-
: bune’s staff for a short time before
: joining the Ministry of Education as

WHILE many Bahamians relaxed over the holiday weekend, a 17- : a . :
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| Tribune columnist

_ claims PLP-made a
warning letter
appear to be
from new govt

TRIBUNE columnist Adrian

He described the letter as the
last ditch attempt to vic-

: timise” him.

Mr Gibson, who writes the week-
“Young Man’s View”,

to write his articles he would be sent

: High School, continued writing his
The teenage boy was on Carmichael Road when he was stabbed on : _ column after leaving The Ti
: bune.

The letter from the Director of

In a separate incident a 29-year-old man was approached by a gun- } Education, dated May 21, 2007, was

: man in the area of St Albans Drive at around 12.30am.
: The gunman robbed him of cash and jewellery before firing several :

shots, one of which hit the man in his left leg. The gunman fled ina sil- | !© Mr Gibson the same day. The

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Arthur Foulkes, does Humes, president of
the Bahamas Christ-

ian Council

Sir Arthur Foulkes was sworn
in as Acting Governor General
on Friday, taking over tem-
porarily from Adie Hanna.

Speaking at the swearing in
ceremony, where the oath was
administered by Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall, Sir Arthur - a
former minister in the first PLP
government, founder of the
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reposed in me and for the high
honour he has afforded me on
this occasion."

Sir Arthur told those present,
including Sir Ronald Saunders,
a noted Caribbean diplomat,
that he felt God and his country
have been good to him in his

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church service for
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@ THOSE attending
the event included Sir
Arthur Foulkes, Hubert
Ingraham, Deputy
Prime Minister Brent
Symonette, Claire Hep-
burn, Carl Bethel, Eari
Deveaux, Kenneth Rus-
sell and Dr Hubert Min-
nis

Arthur Foulkes sworn in
as Acting Governor General

lifetime.

Noting his good health, Sir
Arthur said that perhaps it
means that God believes he still
has "a few more Is to dot and a
few more Ts to cross."

"I don’t know, but I ask your
prayers that I may be able to

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Names are
purged from
Dominican
voter rolls

@ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo

FORMER presidents
don’t simply cast large shad-
ows over Dominican politics
after they die. Until recently,
two of them haunted voter
rolls, according to Associat-
ed Press.

While election officials
purged thousands of names
of voters who had died, emi-
grated or otherwise were
ineligible to take part in next
year’s elections, two late
presidents and a big-name
political leader — all deceased
— were recently found on
poorly maintained election
lists, according to Roberto
Rosario, chief of the electoral
commission’s administrative
chamber.

Among the eligible voters
listed were former presidents
Juan Bosch and Joaquin Bal-
aguer — who died in 2001 and
2002, respectively — and long-
time Dominican Revolution-
ary Party leader Jose Fran-
cisco Pena Gomez, who died
in 1998, Rosario said in a
Thursday statement.

Besides late political
heavyweights, officials also
culled the names of thou-
sands of listed military per-
sonnel, who cannot vote
under Dominican law.

Election officials: did not
disclose how many names
were cleared from the lists in
all, nor would say if fraud
investigations would likely be
launched into recent elec-
tions.

“Obviously, nobody is

‘going to go to the polls and

say, ‘I’m Pena Gomez,’ but
yes, someone could try to
bring the identification of a
relative who died,” commis-
sion spokeswoman Rosa
Lora said.

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Suspected
illegal
immigrants |
detained

TWENTY-SEVEN
suspected illegal Cuban
immigrants were taken
into custody after
allegedly being found
"hiding in the bushes"
on Beach Cay, in the
Bimini chain on Friday.

It is alleged that the
group were awaiting the
arrival of a boat which
would then transport
them to the United
States.

According to police,
they were alerted to the
presence of the group,
who were described as
"suspicious looking", at
around 3.42pm.

A 28 foot "Seafox"
twin-engine speedboat,
which they were
believed to have used
to travel to the
Bahamas, was anchored
just off the shoreline,
said Chief Supt Basil
Rahming.

Police and immigra-
tion officers apprehend-
ed the group, including
15 men, 10 women, and
two children - a boy and
a girl.

Chief Supt Rahming
said: "They were unable
to produce any docu-
mentation authorising
them to be in the
Bahamas. As a result
they were all arrested
and taken into custody,
then later transported
to the Carmichael Road
detention centre to
await deportation."

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creating ‘climate of fear’

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

PLP leader Perry Christie
lashed out at Prime Minister
Ingraham at his party’s rally on
Saturday declaring that Mr
Ingraham and the FNM are cre-
ating a climate of fear in the
Bahamas, which has the poten-
tial of threatening investor con-
fidence.

Surrounded by PLP candi-
dates from the last election, Mr
Christie displayed a new more
aggressive tone, rallying his sup-
porters against the government.

“Now he’s (Mr Ingraham)
brought in a country where peo-
ple are divided, a country where
people have become fearful,
fearful of the positions they
hold; fearful of what the FNM is
going to do; fearful that con-
tracts that were lawfully given
to them will be taken away; and
fearful that contracts that were
lawfully given to them will cause
them to lose money because
they have been suspended,” he
said. ;

“We have to respect honest
decisions made by an honest
government,” Mr Christie
added.

Mr Christie’s remarks come
in the wake of public criticism
of the $80 million contracts
signed by the PLP in the
months and days leading up to
the election.

i PLP leader Perry Christie

FNM Vice President Johnley
Ferguson questioned the legiti-
macy of some of the contracts
and their value. He said that
after the review by the FNM,
some may be suspended.

Mr Christie contrasted the
actions of the current govern-
ment in reviewing, and poten-
tially suspending some of these
contracts, entered into by his
government.

He said that when he came
to power in 2002, the FNM had
hired 300 people for the three-
month period surrounding the
election, and his government
decided to keep these
people on in the public
service, rather than ter-
minating them.

Furthering his
more aggressive
tone, without refer-
ring to him by
name, Mr Christie
also appeared to
strike-out at the
new acting
Governor-gener-
al Sir Arthur
Foulkes for criti-
cal remarks he
alleges were made
towards him.

“Even the man
who is now the acting
Governor-general,
would expect
me to
respect him,

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A promise by ‘Butch’ is fulfilled

BUTCH KERZNER would have been so
proud last Thursday if he could have seen
his young widow leading their children on
the path he set for them of sharing their good
fortune with those less fortunate.

Tai, 9, and Kailin, 6, stood on either side of
their mother, Vanessa, each with a shovel in
hand to turn the sod that will soon be the
site of a $600,000 state-of-the-art swimming
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‘The swimming pool was one of the last
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Last Thursday, May 24, seven months
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be met by the newly established Butch Kerzn-
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“We are going to use this fund,” said his
widow, “to further opportunities for the chil-
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I am proud to say that the St Anne’s pool is
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that there will be more to come.

“Butch’s commitment to the country and
more importantly to the youth of the country
had compelled me to establish the Butch
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strongly believed that the children are the
future of this country and with that in mind
we are using this fund to improve school
facilities, to upgrade park facilities and also to
do whatever could benefit the children in
The Bahamas.”

It was in April last year that Butch Kerzn-
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Wells about the school’s library. In the course
of conversation, Mrs Wells mentioned that
although their school had no swimming pool,
the St Anne’s swim team had come second in
a recent competition between all of the Angli-
can schools. This pluck and determination
struck a cord with Butch. It was the kind of
tenacity that he admired.

Back at Atlantis Butch talked with J Bar-
rie Farrington, senior vice president of admin-
istration for Kerzner International. Two days
later he was back at St Anne’s. He had a
new project in mind.

“When I was among you all a few days ago
talking about all sorts of things my heart was
really touched,” he confided.

He then announced to the school assembly:
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takes, if it takes a little bit more, we will
make sure that the pool gets done,” he
promised. He urged the students to take out
their swimming trucks because there would

soon be a pool for daily swims.

But God had other plans for Butch. It was
left to his wife to finish his earthly dreams.

“T left my home country, South Africa,
about 25 years ago,” he told the St Anne’s
students.

“For many years I lived in various places. It
was not until I came to the Bahamas around
10 yeas ago that I truly could say to myself: ‘I
have found a new home.’

“My wife, two kids and I love this country.
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to be the greatest. “My dad started with lit-
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YOUR May 4th article in
Business talks about the
Romora Bay developers'
“disappointment” that they
can only have a 250-foot
dock. I found these com-
ments not only unseemly,
but disrespectful, coming as
they did on the day after an
emotional national election
when the outcome was still
in question.

The assumption that the
brand new Prime Minister
of my country might have
no weightier issue on his
mind than the failed expec-
tations of a foreign devel-
oper is offensive to me and
many other Bahamians on
Harbour Island.

Many 'Brilanders feel
that development on the
island has gone too fast and
that the brakes need to be
applied before the infra-
structure is overwhelmed
and the charm and small
scale of the island, which has
always been its primary
attraction, is destroyed.

You mention a 350-name
petition backing Romora's
plans. In fact, the town was
told on good authority at a
recent meeting that the peti-
tion (they were smart
enough not to ask me to
sign) actually said “do you
want a better future for your
children?” and didn't even
mention Romora.

When Ministers Peet,
Gray and Bethel came over
just before the election to
talk to the town about
Romora, most of the speak-
ers begged them not to
approve any more large
developments. Most of the
pro-Romora noise came
from twenty or so Romora
employees sitting in the
audience (wearing their
Romora Bay tee shirts).

Romora has deliberately
stirred up unnecessary ten-
sions within our community
just so they can make their
millions in profit and move
on. If the current deal is “a
non-starter as it is and unac-
ceptable” - good! These
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have been given any
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Harbour Island,
May 7, 2007

Responding

to editorial

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me to comment on your editorial of 25 May,
2007, entitled “Indifference of Government Departments”; I
refer specifically to events following the discovery of an oil
release to the marine environment at Clifton Pier, as reported
in your paper on Monday, 21 May.

Since a specific Officer has been most quoted in your reports,
it is appropriate that the Officer respond. We are criticised for
investigating the source of the release, rather that taking imme-
diate steps to clean up. We have followed your reports on the
matter.

You have correctly commented that the first priority in such
events must be to respond, and later to investigate to determine
responsibility. We have acknowledged that there were defi-
ciencies in the reporting procedure, the result being that the
event came to our attention on Monday, some four days after
it was first reported to the Press. :

As a result of this delay, the opportunity for the ideal ‘imme-
diate response’ was lost. When such events occur, as time pass-
es, and as weather conditions dictate, natural dispersion and
degradation prevail.

Our immediate response on Monday was to visit the area to

determine whether oil accumulation remained. On Monday

afternoon we found no such evidence. Our next priority was to
initiate investigation as to the circumstances, in order to ascer-
tain the source of the release, what measures were taken, and
what needs to be done to minimise the risk of future events.
These. discussions continue.

During the course of our interviews with your reporter, we
sensed that we were being drawn into a discussion of a partic-
ular entity, which is one of the possible sources of fuel leaks that
occasionally occur at Clifton Pier. While the Press has the lib-
erty to publicly speculate on such matters, Government agen-
cies have no such liberty.

Our investigations must be deliberate, they must be objective,
no matter how strong the circumstantial evidence involved, and
we must be responsible in our public comments. It is not our
practice to provide the Press with frequent updates on inves-
tigations in progress; we have found that this leads to the dis-
semination of incomplete information, and often to misinter-
pretation of the facts.

We welcome Press coverage of our activities; however, it has
been our observation that the Press tends to be aggressive
only when dealing with perceived negative aspects of our work.
We would, for example, have welcomed wider coverage of
activities associated with Coastal Awareness Month, which
were geared toward sensitising the public about risks to our
environment such as is now being addressed, and the won-
derful and proactive collaboration among Government agen-
cies, the business community, the general public, and the
schools. We look forward to your partnership in promotion of
such endeavours.

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PLP tell supporters to report
any acts of victimisation

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THE top administrator of
the US Virgin Island's trou-
bled public housing agency
received a no-bid contract
for the job that paid him
more than four times the
salary of his predecessor, a
local newspaper reported.

Michael Hollis, an attor-
ney and business consultant,
received US$451,200 in 2006,
his first year as executive
administrator of the Virgin
Islands Housing Authority,
according to The Virgin
Islands Daily News, which
obtained the contract under
the Freedom of Information
Act.

_The previous administra-
tor received US$105,000, the
paper reported Wednesday.

Paid for by US taxpayers,
the contract also allowed
Hollis to claim US$62,389
every six months for meals,
air fare, lodging and other
expenses, the Daily News
said.

Hollis previously worked
for Smith Real Estate Ser-
vices of Atlanta, Georgia,
which provided technical
assistance to the Housing
Authority in 2004 and 2005.

He did not respond to
requests for comment from
the Daily News.

His assistant referred a call
Thursday from Associated
Press to Housing and Urban
Development spokeswoman
Donna White in Washing-
ton, who said the US gov-
ernment did not seek com-
peting bids for the adminis-
trator’s contract because it
needed to quickly fill the
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@ By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter

ANY PLPs who have been,
or are in the future, threatened
with the loss of their govern-
ment job should inform the PLP

and the party will “take up your.

case”.

This was the message sent out
by numerous elected members
of the PLP on Saturday at a
“thank you” rally where “vic-
timisation” was the watchword.

The rally turned out not to
be merely the gesture of appre-
ciation that it might have been,
but instead — in light of party
strategists’ decision te contest
certain marginal seats, and spec-
ulation that an election may be
called before the FNM’s full five
year term is up — an evening of
rousing calls for PLPs to remain
“ready for action”.

Several members, including
Allyson Maynard Gibson, Dr
Bernard Nottage, and Cynthia
Pratt, made speeches indicating
that they were aware of
attempts to victimise PLPs, and
the message was sent out that
the party would be watching out
for the rights of all of its sup-
porters.

This followed a Tribune edi-
torial last week in which it was
claimed that word had reached
the paper of certain FNM pub-
lic servants compiling lists of
PLPs whom they wanted ousted
from government jobs.

Johnley Ferguson, FNM vice

chairman, said he had not per-
sonally heard any reports, but
warned FNMs that victimisa-
tion would not be tolerated by
the party.

However, Dr Nottage
claimed he was personally
aware of a senior civil servant
who was guilty of such behav-
iour.

Reporting

The former health minister
said: “Report each and every
incident. You are not aban-
doned. You have a powerful
team and we will take up your
case.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Pratt advised
any PLP who is asked to
“move...around” to “make your
boss write you a letter...so we
can read it in the House of
Assembly.”

Perry Christie claimed that
he specifically avoided any
move which may have been
viewed as victimising when he
was brought to power, while he
accused Mr Ingraham of divid-
ing the country and provoking
fear.

“I thought we should have a
Bahamas where FNMs could
come to work and not feel as if
the new PLP government was
going to victimize them.

“But that’s not the kind of
Bahamas that Hubert Ingraham
wants,” he said.

Dr Nottage noted that Mr

Christie “did not touch a hair”
on any of the heads of 300 per-
sons employed at one govern-
ment ministry only months
before the 2002 election.

Instead, Mr Christie pointed
out, the people were taken on
permanently.

Mr Ingraham, in the run up
to and since the election has
made several comments criti-
cising PLP hiring practices.

The issue of contracts award-
ed by the previous government,
now under review by the FNM,
was another hot topic at the
event, following the revelation
last week by FNM vice chair-
man that $80 million worth of
contracts awarded in the
“months and few days” prior to
the election, would be
“reviewed”.

Both Mrs Maynard Gibson
and Mr Christie told of how the
contracts, “lawfully” awarded,
are now being put in question to
the detriment of Bahamian con-
tractors.

Mr Christie advised contrac-
tors to “hold the Ingraham gov-
ernment responsible for every
dollar that it costs them through
their contract being suspended”
and again declared that the par-
ty would be willing to facilitate
individuals in “standing up for
their rights” with respect to the
matter.

“If they need legal advice and
lawyers then contact us because
we will certainly assist,” he said.
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Motorola gives $20,000 to fund
scholarships for children of police

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter

MOTOROLA announced a
$20,000 scholarship donation
for the children of police offi-
cers in the region as a part of
the company’s community out-
reach programme.

The donation was made on
Saturday by Motorola Vice
President for Sales and Services
Inc, George Spas, to the Presi-
dent of the Association of
Caribbean Commissioners of
Police, Paul Farquharson, at the
Wyndham Resort, Cable Beach.

The overall donation will be
divided into either four $5,000
or eight $2,500 scholarships and
is open to-all children of offi-
cers in the association, provided
that they attend accredited ter-
tiary institutions and pursue law
enforcement and police related
fields of study needed in the
region, such as the forensic sci-
ences.

Mr Spas noted that since
2001, Motorola has sponsored a
community policing award in
the region, and that this new
philanthropic endeavour is
another example of the compa-



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donation, Mr Farquharson, said
that the donation will further
deepen the community policing
efforts in the region and will be
of the greatest benefit to fami-
lies of police officers killed in
the line of duty, who are endur-
ing some hardships as a result.

Keith Renaud, secretariat
manager for the ACCP, too
emphasized that the scholar-
ships will be awarded to the
children of officers who are
most needy.

According to John Magee,
regional systems sales manag-
er for Motorola, this scholar-
ship programme is the first such
effort by Motorola outside of
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around the region and the
organisation is currently holding
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Dr Nottage predicts another

election within 18 months

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Tribune Staff Reporter

MP speaks at ‘Thank you’ rally



THERE will be another
general election within 18
months, MP for Bain and
Grants Town Dr Bernard
Nottage predicted Saturday.

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people in the parliament of
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tion side, who are going to
be the most disciplined, the
most focused the most effec-
tive that this country has
ever seen," Dr Nottage told
assembled party supporters.

"IT want everyone of you
to know that Mr Ingraham
has said that if we push him,
he is going to call another
election, well I want PLPs to
know tonight that we are
going to push him!"

The former health minister
was speaking at his party's
"Thank you" rally on Satur-
day evening.

Several former ministers
sought to rally supporters
around the accusation that
the government is unjustifi-
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"protection and preservation
of the nation."

Meanwhile, Mr Christie
accused the FNM of seeking
to "change or abolish" the
Urban Renewal programme
— which has won interna-
tional awards — simply
because it is a PLP initiative.

Furthermore, he noted
that the FNM has said little
about National Health Insur-
ance siuce forming the gov-
ernment.

"These fellas have come
in and they aint saying noth-
ing about it — finished,
they’re saying 'thank you
very much, we’re going some
place else'."

Former ministers indicated
that they would fiercely
oppose the abolition of these
significant schemes created
or legislated under the PLP.

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did, more clearly, more sim-
ply and more directly and
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see that a mistake was
made."

Mrs Camille
Ricketts dies
at age of 76

MRS Camille Ricketts
(nee Chipman) died on
May 26 at Hospice House,
Naples, Florida.

Born in Nassau, 76-
year-old Mrs Ricketts had
lived in Naples since 1996,
and is survived by her five

daughters, Aven Roberts, °
Lindsay Whitney, Alexan-:

dra Gulliver, Tracey
Cabada and one step-son,
Robin Ricketts.

Also left to cherish her
memory are her half
brother, Harold Chipman,
her sons-in-law, William
"Gus" Roberts, Charles
"Buster" Whitney, Rick
Gulliver, her step-daugh-
ter-in-law Sue Ricketts
and her grandchildren,
Thomas Jacobs, Charles
"Chipper" Whitney Jr,
Jeremy and Spencer
Roberts, Paige Gulliver,
Monica, Christina and
Katarina Cabada.

She also leaves behind
three great-grandchildren,
Dakota, Thomas and Kay-
dence.

Mrs Ricketts was prede-
ceased by her husband,
Anthony Ricketts.

A memorial service to
celebrate her life will take
place in Nassau in Sep-
tember. A date will be
specified soon. Her family
has requested that instead
of flowers, a donation be
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Centreville last Friday.
The proceeds donated to
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the Pilot Club were
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HOUSE Speaker Nancy
Pelosi said Monday she led a
congressional delegation to
Greenland, where lawmakers
saw “firsthand evidence that
climate change is a reality,”
and she hoped the Bush
administration would consider
a new path on the issue,
according to Associated Press.

After meeting with German
Environment Minister Sigmar
Gabriel, Pelosi praised Berlin
for its leadership on the issue.

Her trip comes ahead of
next week’s Group of Eight
summit and a climate change
meeting next month involving
the leading industrialized
nations and during a time of
increased debate over what
should succeed the Kyoto Pro-
tocol, a 1997 international
treaty that caps the amount of
carbon dioxide that can be
emitted from power plants and
factories in industrialized |
countries. It expires in 2012.

President Bush rejected that
accord, saying it would harm
the U.S. economy and unfairly
excludes developing countries
like China and India from its
obligations. Pelosi, who
strongly disagrees with that
decision and many other of
Bush’s environmental policies,
said Friday she said she wants
to work with the administra-
tion rather than provoke it.

Pelosi said she hoped Bush
would be open to considering
a “different way” in the
future.

The California Democrat
pointed to her delegation’s
weekend stop in Greenland,
“where we saw firsthand evi-
dence that climate change is a
reality; there is just no deny-
ing it.”

“It wasn’t caused by the
people of Greenland — it was
caused by the behavior of the
rest of the world,” she said.

Scientists have noticed that
Greenland’s output of ice into
the North Atlantic had
increased dramatically, dou-
bling over the decade that
ended in 2005.

_ “We hope that we can all
assume our responsibilities
with great respect and that our
administration will be open to
listening to why it is important
to go forward perhaps in a dif-
ferent way than we have pro-
ceeded in the past,” she told
reporters.

Gabriel and Chancellor
Angela Merkel have made the

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key point of Germany’s presi-
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said that progress at the June
6-8 summit in Heiligendamm
is not assured.

According to comments on
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environmental group Green-
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tion is preparing to reject new
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cials.

“We regret very much that
we must so far have the
impression that it is difficult to

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principal, who knew
the contents of the let-
ter, told Mr Gibson
that she had to meet
with him. However,
they were not able to
meet until the follow-
ing day.

The letter read:

Dear Sir,

Publication of
Articles in The Tri-
bune

It has been brought
to our attention that
you are the author of
various articles, which have been
published in The Tribune.

In this regard, I have been
directed to draw your attention to
the attached copied General
Orders 900 through 904 and 932
and 933 and request your compli-
ance.

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Darville (Mrs.)

(for) Director of Education.

In essence it was an order to
stop writing his Tribune articles.
However, a government official
said yesterday that the General
Orders rule about civil servants
expressing their opinions has been
amended many times. The rule
only applies to senior civil servants,
such as permanent secretaries and
their deputies. All lower grades are
allowed to have opinions and use
their free speech to express them.

“Earlier this year,” said Mr Gib-
son, “a reliable source at the Min-
istry of Education told me of a let-
ter circulating in the Human
Resources Department that threat-
ened my employment (as a sec-
ondary school teacher) and dictat-
ed that I immediately cease writing
the column ‘Young Man’s View’
and end all ties with The Tribune.
I found this laughable then, as I
do now. Again, just last week, at a
function, this same source asked
me if I had received the aforemen-
tioned letter, as it was rumoured in
the department of education that I
was about to or should have.
Therefore, when I received it, I
was not surprised.”

Mr Gibson questioned why the
former administration — already
19 days out of office before the
date of the letter — would have
had the letter hand delivered, par-
ticularly as a new government was
now in power.

“Was this some sinister plan to
use me as a scapegoat in discredit-
ing the new administration? I have
been writing my column for nearly
two years now—even while I was
in college, before I entered the
public service—so this letter is
ridiculously late.”

Mr Gibson said that for some
time he has been updating Tribune



@ ADRIAN GIBSON

publisher Eileen Car-
ron, managing editor
John Marquis, and
news editor Paco
Nunez about the
pending letter. “So
we were all prepared
in anticipation of its
arrival!”

Mr Gibson said
that when it came to
his column “several
Machiavellian tactics
were attempted
under the PLP gov-
ernment to silence me.”

He said the efforts were from
“ministers personally making top
level, high paying job offers on the
condition that I stop writing and
end my association with The Tri-
bune; to scurrilous and libelous
attacks being made on a nasty web-
site that was once associated with
Fred Mitchell; to threats of harm;
to a former minister phoning and
begging me not to publish a col-
umn weighing in on his blunders
and claiming that he ‘loves and
respects me’; to another minister
sending politically charged mes-
sages to me through mutual
acquaintances—the PLP appeared
to have tried every ploy to lure me
in, and when all else failed, they
seemingly resorted to thuggish and
bully tactics. Now, in the wake of
an election defeat, the ghost letter
that never appeared finally
appears. What an interesting part-
ing gift.”

He said he was satisfied that
“this was all put together because
of what I wrote, as a former gov-
ernment insider told me that I was
on a ‘hit list’ if the PLP had recap-
tured the government.”

He said that, according to reli-
able sources, “he was told that had
the PLP won, I would have been
fired (from SC McPherson) and
John Marquis would be eventually
evicted from the Bahamas — all
so that we would be silenced!”

Mr Gibson said he “will persist
in agitating for truth, and continue
to be a thorn in the sides of
unscrupulous politicians. Surely, I
don’t live in Zimbabwe or some
other dictatorial country! I will con-
tinue to openly participate in the
forward progression of my country,
and refuse to be intimidated or to
appease the egos of a few vindic-
tive, starry-eyed politicians. My col-
umn will carry on!”

Mr Gibson said he has spoken
to newly appointed Education
Minister Carl Bethel, who has
assured him that’he is unaware of
these events. Mr Bethel has
promised to investigate and find
out what is going on in his min-
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FROM page one

vote, couldn’t vote, because they
were turned away. They were on
one register, they were on the
next. A whole lot of things went
wrong,” he said.

Mr Miller doesn’t know if any
one person, or group of people
can be blamed for the election
irregularities, he thinks occurred.
But rather, he suggested that the
late report of the Constituency’s
Commission did cause some gen-
eral confusion.

On this point, Hubert Ingra-

ham, as leader of the opposition,
criticised then prime minister Per-
ry Christie for not submitting the
report within the constitutionally
mandated five year period that
dated from the last report.

Mr Miller lost his seat by 47
votes to the new Minister of
Lands and Local Government,
Sidney Collie.

Along with the Blue Hills con-
stituency, the PLP has said that it
may also contest the results in

Senate controversy

FROM page one

acknowledged that Mr Christie had objected to the appoint-
ment of Ms Wright, and the prime minister overruled this objec-
tion under the provisions of article 79(5) of the constitution,
which empowers him to make the appointment even if the leader

of the opposition objects.

With the prime minister having constitutional authority to
make the three remaining appointments, with or without the
consent of the leader of the opposition, the controversy sur-
rounding these appointments revolves around whether or not
the appointments reflect the balance of power in the House.

In the press statement from the Cabinet Office, the prime
minister said he was satisfied that the two appointments are a
positive step towards meeting the requirement of article 40.

Whereas, Mr Christie made it clear to his enthusiastic sup-
porters that he thinks the remaining three Senator should be

PLPs.

“It is important for this country that this important point of
principle be tested and be fully understood. I want you to
know tonight as you leave here, I will not desert that point of
principle. It is my belief, and ] am now acting on that belief,
that because of the current balance in the House of Assembly,
all three of the seats that should be decided upon in the Sen-
ate, with the prime minister consulting the leader of the oppo-
sition and advising the Governor-general, all three of those
seats ought to be allocated to the Progressive Liberal Party,”

he said.

With this matter being challenged, along with as many as
five seats being contested by the PLP in court, the intense cli-
mate of the election may persist for months. ‘

FROM page one

Leslie Miller

Seabreeze, Marco City, Pinewood
and Golden Isles.

PLP strategist Valentine
Grimes’ remarks last week, when
speaking with The Tribune, sug-
gests that the party thinks that
the problem of ineligible voters
controlling the balance of power
in closely contested constituen-
cies, affected the outcome of sev-
eral seats, and consequently the
election.

“The Progressive Liberal Party
is of the view that there were per-
sons who were not allowed to
vote in certain areas and persons
who voted in areas that they

FROM page one

ver coloured Ford Focus car.
The victim’s condition was not
life threatening, according to
Asst Supt Evans.
Both matters are now under
police investigation.

FROM page one

The union chief commented on
the union’s position on the Sher-
aton take over, and the changing
plans at Baha Mar, in an inter-
view with The Tribune last night.

“Something just ain’t right
when it comes to this whole Baha
Mar deal,” he said.

“We will really have to look at
this thing and watch this close-
ly,” he added

A significant point of con-
tention with the Sheraton take-
over, he said, is the movement of
people, and the possible down-
sizing of staff at the new hotel.

Mr Colebrooke said that in any
takeover of a hotel by a new
brand, it is essential that there is
consultation with the union by
the new management, which he
claims did not occur in this situa-
tion.

Mr Colebrooke made it clear




should not have. So based on the
information we have, we
believe that there is a reasonably
high chance of success,” he
said.

If the PLP does contest all five
seats, the party could spend as
much as $1 million on the effort.
And if all five cases are unsuc-
cessful, the party, which sources
indicate does not have large
reserve of funds after the elec-
tion, could be crippled.

The PLP has 21 days from the
opening of parliament to apply
for leave to present their cases to
the election court.

Attacks

These incidents came at the
end of a weekend during which

police executed 20 arrest warrants

and issued 147 traffic citations as
a part of Operation Quict Storm.

that the heads of agreement
signed by Baha Mar pledged that
there would be no downsizing of
staff.

The new management, Mr
Colebrooke added, has expressed
the view that the property is over-
staffed in certain areas. However,
without being specific, the union
chief told The Tribune that he
and his members will be willing to
take further action if management
does not back down from this
position.

There will be a meeting this
morning between the manage-
ment of Baha Mar and the union
with a subsequent meeting being
held between Mr Colebrooke:and
his members at noon.

Attempts to reach Senior-Vice

President of External Affairs for.

Baha Mar, Robert Sands, were
unsuccessful up to press time.

kerosene residue had been found.

about the incident two weeks ago when
shots were fired at his mother-in-law's
house on his compound on Cable Beach.

"I feel very sorry for my mother-in-law,"
he said. "What kind of country do we live
in? I never commented publicly on that
(the shooting), I never said what I believe
about it — she just happens to be the moth-
er-in-law of Perry Christie," he said.

According to police press liaison officer
Walter Evans, fire services were not alerted
to the scene until Friday morning — possi-
bly hours after the fire was underway —
when someone in the area noticed the
charred door.

Mr Galanis, PLP campaign coordinator,
said that according to Teports the fire "did

Fire aftermath

not catch" to the extent that it could have
caused major damage.

While not wishing to speculate whether
whoever may have set the fire was moti-
vated by political hatred, Mr Evans said
that it is now under active ‘police investiga-
tion, with police looking at "every possi-
ble angle."

Evidence found at the scene is currently
being evaluated, he said.

"Once we have completed...we can say
what kind of liquid was used, and we will be
able to say more,". he added.
This contradicted statements made by Mr
Galanis, who claimed that a police arson
squad on the scene Friday morning said

The fire is the second to strike at a polit-
ical headquarters in the weeks prior to‘and
since the election.

According to Asst Supt Evans, nobody
has yet been charged with a suspected arson
attempt in early April on then FNM candi-
date for Mt Moriah, and now MP and: Min-
ister of National Security, Tommy Turn-
quest's headquarters.

The building was gutted by the: ‘plaze,
which, despite the fact that police have not
officially declared a motive, created the
impression that political violence may be on
the rise in the Bahamas.

Yesterday, however, Asst Supt Evans
sought to play down the seriousness of the
incident at PLP headquarters, and the sug-
gestion that the fire may have been politi-
cally motivated.

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@ HAITI
Port-au-Prince

MALYA Villard was laying
in bed when masked killers
from the hated FRAPH para-
military group kicked down her
door and gang-raped her. Fif-
teen years later, Villard is still
looking for justice, according to
Associted Press.

But on Tuesday, when a New
York judge rejected a plea deal
in a fraud case that would have
deported former FRAPH
leader Emmanuel “Toto” Con-
stant to face murder and tor-
ture charges in Haiti, Villard
was pleased. She and other vic-
tims of the group fear that if
Constant is sent back to Haiti,
he would escape from prison or
simply walk free.

“There’s no justice in Haiti,
only impunity,” said Villard, a
widow_and mother six from
Port-au=Prince’s rough Martis-
sant slum. “At least in America,

he might be punished.”

In the gallery of Haitian
human rights abusers, few are as
feared as Constant, whose Front
for the Advancement and
Progress of Haiti, or FRAPH,
waged a campaign of terror dur-
ing the 1991-94 military regime
that ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide in a coup.
Human rights groups claim
FRAPH raped, tortured and
killed Aristide supporters by
the thousands.

“I would like him to pay for
what he did, but if he comes

‘back here, they'll put him in jail

for a little while and then let
him out,” said Eramithe Delva,
who was raped in 1992 by five
FRAPH soldiers who also
severely beat her husband.
The mortgage fraud charge
against Constant carries a max-
imum penalty of five to 15 years

_in New York state prison,

meaning he would not return
to Haiti for some time. Even if

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Haitian victims of
ex-paramilitary
look to US in
search for justice

he does, few believe the burly
50-year-old would receive pun-
ishment commensurate with his
alleged crimes under Haiti’s
broken and corrupt court sys-
tem.

“There’s a little chance of the
Haitian justice system being
able to try Toto Constant,” said
Anne Sosin, director of Haiti
Rights Vision, a local human
rights group. She noted that
past figures from Haiti’s bloody
coup period have walked free.

But others are urging Presi-
dent Rene Preval’s government
to speed Constant’s return,
arguing his case could benefit
the judiciary. A successful pros-
ecution of Constant, some say,
could boost Haitians’ confi-
dence in a justice system bur-
dened by bribe-taking judges
and an enormous case backlog.

“Toto Constant should be
tried in Haiti so that the Haitian
people can regain trust in the

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@ MYLA Villard, a victim of FRAPH death squads, stands in front of the home wheré she was
raped in March 1992, Port-au-Prince. Emanuelle "Toto" Constant, the former leader of the
Revolutionary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti, FRAPH, was ordered, Tuesday,
to face trial over mortgage fraud in the United States, delaying his deportation to Haiti.

29

judicial system,” said Pierre
Esperance, director of Haiti’s
National
Defense Network.

Preval’s government so far
has shown little interest in try-
ing Constant on Haitian soil.

“For us it’s not one of the
biggest priorities. We have so
many things to do in this coun-
try that ... it’s not a big preoc-
cupation,” Haitian Foreign
Affairs Minister Jean Renald
Clerisme told The Associated
Press on Thursday.

Constant initially proclaimed
he had no fear of coming back
to Haiti but later told the judge
he would likely be assassinated

Human a

at the airport.

Asked why it’s taken so long
for Constant.to be deported,
Clerisme replied: “J don’t know,
maybe he’s powerful.”

The son of a military officer,
Constant emerged as FRAPH’s
leader after Aristide was top-
pled in 1991. Constant says he
worked for the CIA.

After US forces restored
Aristide to power in 1994, Con-
stant fled to the United States
and was allowed to live freely,
despite Haitian efforts to have
him face justice for leading
FRAPH’s terror campaign.
Haitian officials suspected the
United States did not deport

(Photo: AP/Nick Whalen)

Constant because he knew too
much about CIA activities in
Haiti, but the US intelligence
agency has publicly denied any
role in antidemocratic actions
in this country.

Villard said she is still haunt-
ed by her ordeal and wants to
see Constant rot in prison — an
American one.

“Every time I see his face I
relive what happened to me,”
she said from a Port-au-Prince
outreach center where she
counsels other rape victims. “If
he comes back to Haiti, he
could rejoin his supporters and
the repression will start all over
again."

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NATIONAL Guard troops
fired tear gas and rubber bul-
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protesters angry over a decision
by President Hugo Chavez that
forced a critical television sta-
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Associated Press.

University students blocked
one lane of a major highway
hours:after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision, ceased broadcasting at
midnight and was replaced with
a new state-funded channel.
Chavez had refused to renew
RCTV’s broadcast licence,
accusing it of “subversive” activ-
ities and of backing a 2002 coup
against him.

Two students were injured by
rubber bullets and a third was
hit with a tear gas canister, said
Ana Teresa Yepez, an adminis-
trator at Caracas’ Metropolitan
University. She said about 20
protesters were treated for
inhaling tear gas.

The new public channel,
TVES, launched its transmis-
sions with artists singing pro-
Chavez music, then carried an
exercise program and a talk
show, interspersed with gov-
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She said the protest was
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Founded in 1953, RCTV reg-
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operas and comedy programs.
But Chavez accused the net-
work of helping to incite a failed
coup in 2002, violating broad-
cast laws and “poisoning”
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that promoted capitalism.
RCTV’s managers deny wrong-
doing.

The government promises
TVES will be more diverse,
buying 70 per cent of its con-
tent from independent
Venezuelan producers.

“We’ve come here to start a
new television with the true face
of the people, the face that was
hidden, the face that they didn’t
allow us to show,” said Roman
Chalbaud, a pro-Chavez film-
maker appointed by the gov-
ernment to TVES’ board of
directors. .

TVES received $4 million in
start-up funds from the govern-
ment, but officials say it also
may seek commercial advertis-
ing.

Most Venezuelan news media
are in private hands, including
many newspapers and radio sta-
tions that remain critical of
Chavez. But the only major sur-
viving opposition-sided TV
channel is Globovision, which
is not seen in all parts of the
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THE man who was Meyer
Lansky’s driver and bodyguard
during the Mafia’s heyday in
pre-Revolutionary Cuba died
earlier this year, a curious foot-
note in a communist-run coun-
try whose past as a gambling
Mecca for vacationing Ameri-
cans is all but forgotten.

There was no story in the
Communist Party daily Gran-
ma about the February 12 death
of Armando Jaime Casielles, at
age 75, from lung cancer. No
mention on Cuban state televi-
sion either, despite the decades
he spent promoting Afro-
Cuban dance and music in his
post-mafia years.

Casielles’ close friend,
Enrique Cirules, got the news
through word of mouth.

“He liked his cigars, he liked
his whiskey, never stopped
working,” Cirules told The
Associated Press. “He was a
very respected man.”

A stout, reserved man who
sported eyeglasses, a goatee and
a pinky ring, Casielles was
among the last people alive with
firsthand knowledge of Mafia
operations in the colorful, deca-
dent Havana that thrived before
a young rebel named Fidel Cas-
tro seized power.

Stoic and discreet, Casielles
was there with Lansky during
numerous meetings with Cuban
dictator Fulgencio Batista, who
protected gambling businesses
on the island, and accompanied
him when the mobster traveled
around the Caribbean to talk
with underworld figures such as
Santos Trafficante Sr.

Casielles helped Lansky hide
in the Cuban capital in late 1957
after the Sicilian Mafia families
of New York tried to grab con-
trol of the mobster’s Havana
operation, and violence erupted
in Manhattan.

And he was behind the wheel
of Lansky’s silver-gray 1957
Chevrolet Impala convertible
on New Year’s Eve 1958. As
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bearded rebels were close to
victory, he helped the gangster
scoop up millions of dollars in
profits from his Havana casi-
nos.

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The next day, Cuban mobs
euphoric over the revolution-
ary triumph ransacked the gam-
bling dens, exposing their deep
resentment of Mafia control of
the island. Bonfires of smashed
slot machines and roulette
tables raged in Havana’s streets.

Soon thereafter, the revolu-
tionary government outlawed
gambling, prostitution and non-
prescription drugs, and the mob-
sters gave up without a fight.

“The gigantic projects of
gaming, drugs and sex; channels
of heroin to the United States,
and cocaine powder for the con-
sumption of thousands of
American tourists who visited
the wildest spots in Havana ...
were condemned to disappear
as soon as Batista’s tyranny fell
apart,” Cirules wrote in “The

Secret Life of Meyer Lansky in
Havana.”

Available only in Cuba in
Spanish, it sold out when it was

published in 2004 and is now in
its second edition.

The book also revealed the
secret life Casielles led before
undergoing what he described
as a moral conversion, reject-
ing his Mafia past and becoming
the public relations director of
the Conjunto Folklorico
Nacional dance troupe for more
than three decades.

Born in Havana in 1931,
Casielles left the island in 1948
to study public relations at
Northwestern University,+per-
fecting his English. He was a
card dealer in a Las Vegas casi-
no when Lansky persuaded him
to be his assistant in Cuba.

As Cirules researched his
book, the two men spent count-
less afternoons visiting Lansky’s
haunts: the former military base
where Lansky and Batista met,
the Marina Hemingway where
Lansky took his mistress Car-
men; the hotels where raucous
Americans arriving on 80 daily
flights from the United States
once crowded around roulette
wheels and blackjack tables.

The Capri, the Rivera, the
Deauville, and the Nacional
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“JT began to discover a Havana
that I never knew existed,” said
the 68-year-old Cirules, who
grew up in eastern Camaguey
and didn’t arrive in Havana until
long after the revolution.
Casielles described how Lan-

sky left Cuba for good with a
fake passport in April 1959.
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the United States, where he
died in 1983, 12 years after he
was indicted for allegedly skim-
ming millions of dollars from
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lm CARACAS, Venezuela



NATIONAL Guard troops fired tear gas
and rubber bullets Monday into a crowd of
protesters angry over a decision by President
Hugo Chavez that forced a critical television
station off the air, according to Associated
Press.

University students blocked one lane of a
major highway hours after Radio Caracas Tele-
vision ceased broadcasting at midnight and
was replaced with a new state-funded chan-
nel.

Chavez had refused to renew RCTV's broad-
cast license, accusing it of "subversive"
activities and of backing a 2002 coup against
him.

Two students were injured by rubber bullets
and a third was hit with a tear gas canister,
said Ana Teresa Yepez, an administrator at
Caracas' Metropolitan University. She said
about 20 protesters were treated for inhaling
tear gas.

The new public channel, TVES, launched
its transmissions with artists singing pro-Chavez
music, then carried an exercise program and a

talk show, interspersed with government ads
proclaiming, "Now Venezuela belongs to every-
one."

Crowds of students demonstrated across
Caracas, saying they fear for the future of free
speech.

"I plan to keep protesting because we're
Venezuclans and it's our right," said Valentina
Ramos, 17, a Metropolitan University student
who was hit in the head with a tear gas canister
and received stitches.

She said the protest was peaceful, but
National Guard troops said they acted after
students hurled rocks and sticks. Police said
11 officers were injured in separate protests
on Sunday that were broken up with water
cannon and tear gas.

Thousands of government supporters rev-
eled in the streets as they watched the mid-
night changeover on large TV screens, seeing
RCTV's signal go black and then be replaced
by a TVES logo.

Others launched fireworks and danced in
the streets.

Inside the studios of RCTV - the sole oppo-
sition-aligned TV station with nationwide reach



— disheartened actors and comedians wept and,

embraced in the final minutes on the air.

They bowed their heads in prayer, and pre-
senter Nelson Bustamante declared: "Long,
live Venezuela! We will return soon. '

The socialist president says he is democra-
tizing the airwaves by turning the network's:
signal over to public use.

Germany, which holds the European Union’

presidency, expressed concern that Venezuela. :

let RCTV's license expire "without holding an:
open competition for the successor license."
It said the EU expects that Venezuela will _
uphold freedom of speech and "support plu-*
ralism."

Founded in 1953, RCTV regularly topped
viewer ratings with its talk shows, sports, soap
operas and comedy programs. But Chavez
accused the network of helping to incite a failed
coup in 2002, violating broadcast laws and "poi-
soning" Venezuelans with programming that ,
promoted capitalism. RCTV's managers deny
wrongdoing.

The government promises TVES will be’
more diverse, buying 70 percent of its content
from independent Venezuelan producers.

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JOHNNY Depp and his pirate
friends pulled in a lot of plunder,
but fell far short of a record open-
ing day, according to Associated
Press.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World’s End” raked in $43 mil-
lion domestically Friday, well
behind the $59.3 million opening
day for “Spider-Man 3” just three
weeks earlier, according to stu-
dio estimates Saturday.

* The numbers for “At World’s ~~

End” were skewed somewhat

because the Walt Disney Co. had

preview screenings at about 3,000

theaters Thursday night in

advance of the movie’s official
riday release.

’ The movie pulled in $14 mil-
lion at those screenings, putting
its domestic total at $57 million in
just over a day. Without the

Thursday screenings, much of
that business would have been
done on Friday instead, putting
“At World’s End” in range of the
top single-day grosses.

' “Spider-Man 3,” released by
Sony Corp., had broken the sin-
gle-day box-office record of $55.8
million set last July by “Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s
Chest,” part two in the action-
comedy franchise starring Depp
as boozy buccaneer Jack Spar-
row.
“Making $57 million in a day
and a half is not bad for a bunch
of pirates,” said Paul Dergarabe-
dian, president of box-office
tracker Media By Numbers. “Had
all those preview numbers been
folded into Friday, it would have
maybe been the second-biggest
single day in history.”

“At World’s End” also grossed
$44.4 million Friday in,102 inter-
national markets. That put its
worldwide total at $142.5 million
since it began rolling out over-
seas Wednesday.

Despite opening in a record
4,362 theaters, “At World’s
End?” is unlikely to break the
all-time high for a three-day
weekend, also held by

8 JOHNNY Depp
as Jack Sparrow ina
scene from ‘Pirates
of Caribbean: At
Worlds End.’

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‘Pirates’ film plunders
the weekend hox office

“Spider-Man 3” with $151.1 mil-
lion, said Chuck Viane, Disney
head of distribution.

“Spider-Man 3” snatched the
record away from the “Pirates”
franchise, which had set a new
high of $135.6 million with “Dead
Man’s Chest.”

Viane said the record Disney
aimed for is best four-day Memo-
rial Day weekend debut. That
record is held by last year’s “X-
Men: The Last Stand” with $122.9
million.
~“At World’s End” has a shot at

that mark if it maintains its Friday
momentum.

“Today’s date is what matters,”
Viane said Saturday. “What mat-
ters to me now is how is it-going
to do today?”

The length of “At World’s
End” — two hours, 47 minutes,
nearly half an hour longer than
“Spider-Man 3” — is a factor,
limiting the number of screenings
theaters can squeeze in each day.

Reviews for “At World’s End”
were mixed at best, though the
same was true for “Dead Man’s
Chest” and other recent block-
busters including “Spider-Man 3”
and “Shrek the Third.”

“We always have this disparity
between the critics and the com-
mercial,” Viane said. “People just
love the idea of Johnny as this
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Engineers has challenged the
Ingraham administration to
implement several laws and
initiatives to improve the play-
ing field for local engineers.
In the association’s com-
mentary on the Speech from
the Throne, which was deliv-
ered by Governor General
Arthur Hanna last week, BSE

president Cyprian Gibson said °

the commitments made by the
new adniinistration are quite
. promising and positive for all
sectors and participants from
within the built environment,
in particular the average
Bahamian or foreign investor.

He said that while there was
not a specific mention of a cen-
tral focal point for the promo-

tion of the engineering, science
and technology sectors, “The
BSE will challenge the Gov-
ernment to implement a num-
ber of mechanisms that will
ensure that the built environ-
ment is governed by the spirit
of the various laws and initia-
tives, some of which BSE will
insist be integrated into the
new investment policies pro-
posed by the Government.”

For instance, Mr Gibson said
that the government should
declare on all its official publi-
cations that the maximum
usage of local professionals is
strongly sought for all projects
within the Bahamas, and that
investors must comply with
the Professional Engineer’s
Act and other related regula-
tions.

Further he said that they

SEE page 9





Bahamian financial
institution to surpass
$ibn in total assets

B By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

ommonwealth

Bank has

become the first

Bahamian finan-

cial institution to
surpass the $1 billion mark in
total assets, the bank’s chair-
man told shareholders during
the institution’s recent annual
general meeting.

In addition, the bank
increased the strength of its
capital base as it passed the
billion dollar mark, and at the
same time profits in 2006 were
27 per cent higher than in 2005.

“IT am pleased to report to
you that in the year 2006,





Commonwealth Bank became
the first Bahamian financial
institution to surpass the $1 bil-
lion mark in total assets,” said
T.B. Donaldson, the bank’s
chairman.

“As we celebrated in our
annual report ‘Our Journey’
we also recorded our tenth

consecutive year of record -

profits, and I want you to know
that from our humble begin-
nings as a Bahamian bank in
1984 to where we are now is
not our destination, these mile-
stones are another footstep in
our journey.”

CFO and Senior Vice Presi-
dent, Finance, Ian Jennings
called last year’s performance
“remarkable.”

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at near record lows due to
more sophisticated pre-
approval checks. Most loans
were small, averaging below
$15,000, posing low risk. Those
figures, said Mr Jennings, cre-
ated thé “hidderi strength of
the balance sheet.

The bank is very well poised
to protect itself and share-
holders against any downturn,”
the bank said in a release to
detail the results.

The release added that the
prominent theme of the AGM
attended by more than 200
shareholders was the under-
valuation of bank shares.

The bank said that share-
holder’s shares have more than
doubled in value since the ini-

* , forte

tial public offering in 2000.

Although Commonwealth
Bank was trading at $14.31 that
day compared to $6.00 when
they were first offered, finan-
cial analysts have advised that
shares continue to be under-
priced with few coming to mar-
ket, the release noted.

During the meeting, Mr
Donaldson also renewed a
commitment to remain firmly
entrenched in Nassau where
more than 80 per cent of the
bank’s revenues were made
last year with Grand Bahama
contributing less than 16 per
cent and Abaco about 4 per
cent.

In addition, Mr Donaldson
noted that $9 million of the $10
million set aside for the Small
Business Loan Fund has been
approved to be advanced with
the bank allocating a further
$10 million to the fund for
2007.

The bank also announced it
would continue to focus on
extending its network of
branches as part of its com-
mitment “to bring banking to
the neighbourhoods where
people live.” Its latest “neigh-
borhood” branch, a modern
state of the art full-service facil-
ity in Golden Gates serves the
expanding southern popula-
tion has proved to be a suc-
cess.

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- JOB OPPORTUNITY
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was established by the Public Utilities Commission
Act 1993, as amended in 1999 to regulate controlled public utilities. It is currently
mandated to regulate the telecommunications sector. The PUC is inviting suitably
qualified persons to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager. This person
will be responsible for all aspects of human resources and will report to the Executive
Director.

Principal duties and responsibilities of the position

These will include: ,

* Develop and recommend Human Resources Management (HRM) strategies, policies
and practices that promote employee commitment, team building, competence,
motivation and performance and that facilitate the achievement of the PUC’s.:
business objectives.

Staff recruitment and administration of workforce planning and employment
activities.
Develop and facilitate processes for effective labour/management relations and
agreements.
Administer compensation, benefits, and recognition and performance management
systems. ;
Manage the training and development programmes and collaborate with management
in conducting needs analysis, coordinating plans, preparing manuals, and monitoring
and evaluating training.
Facilitate employee commitment to a culture which embraces the core values of
the organization and foster an understanding of and commitment to diversity.
Develop ‘and Maintain the Human Resource Information Systems
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with:
A minimum of a university degree in Human Resources Management, Business
Administration, Education or one of the social sciences from a leading university.
A clear understanding of basic management functions and experience in management
and supervision.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience as human resources
manager in a unionized organization of around 40 persons.
Professional Certification (PHR, SPHR, CHRP), an asset.
Good knowledge of legislation affecting employee rights and other employee
related.laws, immigration and copyright laws.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications particularly word, excel and power
point.

As amember of the PUC team, the successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive
benefits package and excellent opportunities for continued development. Starting salary"
will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Interested applicants should deliver or submit their resumes to the PUC by 6 June,
2007 to: “3

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Fax No. (242) 323-7288

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t.had long been the

belief that exchange

controls prevented for-

eign exchange from
leaving a country in which
the controls had been
imposed.

History, however, tells
another story.

Post war Britain main-
tained rigid exchange con-
trols and was constantly
forced to deal with financial

. crises. Despite being as

developed as they were, they
even had on occasion to seek
assistance from the IMF.
After removing exchange
controls, funds flooded into
their economy and the pound
sterling gained new respect
and strength. The UK has
enjoyed a period of unprece-
dented prosperity since then.

We don’t have to go far
afield to see the effects of
exchange controls and the
removal of exchange controls
on the flow of funds into an
economy. In the case of
Jamaica, while exchange con-
trols were in place the central
bank had negative Net Inter-
national Reserves.

Foreign exchange was
scarce and a black market
flourished. After the removal
of exchange control restric- .
tions we saw Net Internation-
al Reserves grow to over
US$2.3 billion and an amount
of foreign exchange in excess
of that being held by
Jamaican individuals and
institutions in Jamaican
banks in Jamaica.

Ne

Additionally it is estimated
that over 50 per cent of
Jamaica’s global bonds are
owned by Jamaicans and
Jamaican institutions.

It is common knowledge in

The Bahamas that no one has |

any difficulty obtaining for-
eign currency when they
need to. Whether it is by
legal or illegal means.

Savings

It is also common knowl-
edge that most Bahamians
with savings keep a portion
of these savings in foreign
exchange in banks abroad.
Therefore it is clear that the
restrictions now in place
actually achieve the opposite
of their intent, they keep for-
eign currency OUT not IN.

The Central Bank will
impose the appropriate
reserve requirements on for-
eign exchange deposits just as
they do on local deposits in
financial institutions.
Bahamians will bring their




foreign exchange home since
deposit rates are more attrac-
tive in the Bahamas than in
the US. Direct foreign invest-
ment while already strong
will get even stronger.

It will also be important
not to question or penalize
Bahamians who bring their
foreign currency home or
they may be tempted to leave
it abroad. We need to
remember it is their hard
earned savings.

With respect to those who
need foreign currency for
payment of imports and ser-
vices, it will not be the obliga-
tion of the Central Bank to
provide these funds. Those
who need them will have to
earn them or purchase them
from a licensed institution or
foreign exchange dealer.

There are so many benefits
to be gained from the
removal of these restrictions.

The sooner these controls

- and restrictions are abolished

the sooner we will see these
benefits.

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__ NEW RECORD: Chinese
_ investors check stock prices
_ Monday in Shanghai.

Most
Asian
indexes
advance

“HONG KONG — (AP) —_

‘Most Asian markets advanced
Monday as Japanese stocks
~ were lifted by gains in metal
and machinery shares and Chi-
nese and South Korean markets
rose to new records.
Stocks in Hong Kong and
_ Australia ended flat. Trading in
_ many markets was thin due to
holidays Monday i in the United
Ses Britain and Germany.
In Tokyo, stocks rebounded
rom a two-day loss as high cop-
- per and other commodities
_ futures in New York on Friday
- boosted materials producers
~ such as Sumitomo Metal Min-
BE ing.
_* The Nikkei 225 index rose
106.38 points, or 0.6 percent, to
__ 17,587.59, recouping some of Fri-
= day’s 122 percent drop.
= _ News of Japan’s Agriculture













_ afternoon with concerns Jinger-
' ing about the impact it may
_ have on Prime Minister’s
Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet.
_ Gainers included Sumitomo
etal Mining, which climbed
percent to $22.62, and Mit-
ishi Heavy Industries, which
3,01 percent to $5.89.








minutes of trading after the
electronics manufacturer said it
_ forecasts a group net profit of
.. $164 million for this fiscal year
_ after three years of losses. —
In Hong Kong, stocks ended
little changed as investors
- awaited key U.S. economic data
and the results of a local gov-
ernment land auction later this
- week. The benchmark Hang
Seng Index rose 9.10 points, or
~ 0.04 percent, to 20,529.76.
“The absence of leads is
keeping investors on the side-
lines today, with U.S. markets
closed today for [Memorial
Day] holiday,” said Kitty Chan,
- director of Celestial Asia Secu-
_ rities Holdings Asset Manage-
ment, said.
5 U.S. economic reports this
week include preliminary first
quarter economic growth fig-
ures, May non-farm payrolls
and the May eemnloyatent
rate.

Investors in Hong Kong and
across Asia carefully watch
such numbers for indications of
the outlook for the U.S. econ-

_ omy, a major export market.
-_ The property subindex
_ dipped 0.1 percent ahead of a
- government land auction Tues-
- day when two plots will be-auc-
_ tioned off with expectation of
_ strong bidding interest. Cheung
Kong, property flagship of
tycoon Li Ka-shing, rose 0.5 per-
_ cent, while Henderson Land
ose 2 percent. Hang Lung
Properties fell 2.7 percent.
Computer maker Lenovo





surged 3.6 percent after”

_ upgrades by investment banks
after the company posted bet-
ter-than-expected fourth-quar-
ter results.

In the mainland Chinese
market, stocks surged to new
highs as investors were reas-

_ sured by the lack of any market

_ cooling measures over the

weekend, analysts said.

The Shanghai Composite
Index gained 2.2 percent at
4,272.11, and turnover on the
index was a record $34.4 billion.
Shenzhen Composite Index
rose 2.4 percent to 1,264.05, also
a record.



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TECHNOLOGY









| BY YURI KAGEYAMA
Associated Press

TOKYO — In the race for ever-
thinner displays for TVs, cellphones
and other gadgets, Sony may have
developed one to beat them all — a
razor-thin display that bends like
paper while showing full-color
video.

In a video Sony has released of the
2.5-inch display, a hand squeezes a
screen that is only 0.3 millimeters, or
0.01 inches, thick. The display shows
color images of a bicyclist stuntman
and a picturesque. lake.

Although. flat-panel TVs are get-
ting slimmer, a display that’s so thin
it bends. in a human hand marks a
breakthrough.

Sony said it has yet to decide on
commercial products using the tech-
nology.

“In the future, it could get
wrapped around a lamppost or a per-
son’s wrist, even worn as clothing,”
Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa
said. “Perhaps it can be put up like

wallpaper.”

ENVIRONMENT |

Tatsuo Mori, an engineering and
computer science professor at
Nagoya University,
hurdles remained, including making
the display bigger, ensuring
durability and cutting production
costs.

But he said the display’s pliancy is
extremely difficult to imitate with
liquid crystal displays and plasma
display panels — the two main dis-
play technologies now on the mar-
ket.

“To come up with a flexible
screen at that image quality is
groundbreaking,” Mori said. “You
can drop it, and it won’t
break because it’s as thin as paper.”

The display combines two tech-
nologies: Sony’s organic thin film
transistor, which is required: to make
flexible displays, and organic elec-
troluminescent display.

Other companies, including LG.
Philips LCD and Seiko Epson, are
also working on a different kind of
“electronic paper” technology, but
Sony said the organic electrolumi-

said some



SONY/AP

TWISTED: Sony’s flexible 0.01-inch television screen plays full-color videos and can be bent or dropped
without breaking. Sony hopes the screen will revive the company’s high-tech image.

TRHIN\

Sony unveils a video screen so thin it can be rolled up like paper

nescent display delivers better color
images and is more suited for
video.

Sony President Ryoji Chubachi
has said a film-like display is a major
technology his company is working
on to boost its status as a technologi-
cal powerhouse.

In a meeting with reporters more
than a year ago, Chubachi boasted
Sony was working on a technology
for displays so thin it could be rolled
up like paper. He had predicted that
the world would stand up and take
notice.

Some analysts have said Sony,
which makes Walkman portable
players and PlayStation 3 game con-
soles, had fallen behind rivals in flat-
panel technology, inciuding Samsung
and Sharp.

But Sony has been marking a turn-
around under Chubachi and Chief
Executive Howard Stringer, the first
foreigner to head Sony, by reducing
jobs, shuttering unprofitable busi-
nesses and strengthening its flat TV
offerings.

Firms work to reduce packaging

& Companies are working to pare
down product packaging, thus
saving money and helping the .
environment.

BY RICK CALLAHAN
Associated Press

The blank white cups made by
Berry Plastics of Evansville, Ind.
aren’t just flexible and resistant to
splitting. They’re also made from less
plastic than some other cups, through
a manufacturing process the company
guards so closely that it forbids photo-
graphs of its machines.

Berry Plastics is handling a grow-
ing number of redesign. projects for
customers eager to make their prod-
ucts less bulky to help both their bot-
tom lines and the environment.

“It’s not a fad anymore — it’s really
turning into a trend,” said Curt Begle,
the Evansville company’s vice presi-
dent of container sales.

Last year alone, the company —
which counts among its customers
Kraft, Nestle, Hershey’s and Sherwin-
Williams Paints — retooled about 30
customers’ cups, tubs and other plas-
tic containers, shaving away more
than one million pounds of plastic per
year in one instance.

With more companies following
suit, Berry Plastics has even hired an
engineer devoted to repackaging pro-
jects.

Wal-Mart Stores is helping push
the trend along by encouraging its
66,000 suppliers to reduce their pack-
aging starting next year as part of the
world’s largest retailer’s goal of cut-
ting overall packaging 5 percent by
2013.

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‘GREEN’ CUPS: Employee Curt Sills, 26, loads white plastic containers
into a machine to be printed at Berry Plastics in Evansville, Ind.

any particular company might save in
packaging because of the different
types of materials used, and compa-
nies are reluctant to say for competi-
tive reasons, said Jim Peters, director
of education for the Institute of Pack-
aging Professionals. But the savings
can reach into the millions of dollars,
he said.

Indianapolis resident Ray Wilson
always looks for products with less
packaging, but said he still ends up
with bulky items in his cart. The 64-
year-old engineer recently bought
three compact fluorescent light bulbs
encased in a large plastic package.

“Ym looking at the packaging
around the bulbs and it’s probably 14
inches by 18 inches of heavy duty

plastic,” he said. “It sure would be
nice if you didn’t have to buy all that
because it just goes in the trash.”

Companies like Procter & Gamble
are paying attention. The world’s
largest consumer product company
recently announced it would begin
rolling out in September liquid deter-
gents such as Tide and Cheer in
double-strength concentrations. That
will give consumers a bottle half the
former size but with the same number
of loads.

This spring, the maker of Poland
Spring, Arrowhead, Deer Park and
other brands began rolling out
half-liter plastic bottles about
15 percent lighter than those of com-
petitors.









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“| RESTAURANTS

Pizza

chains —
fight for
top slice

@ Competition in the pizza
market, where most business
is won through creative
marketing, is particularly
fierce.

BY RICHARD GIBSON
Dow Jones News Service.

The tussle between national
pizza chains these days is over
who’s got the best “hand-tossed
style” crusts. But some of the
claims may amount to little more
than pie in the sky.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domi-
no’s Pizza and Louisville, Ky.-
based Papa John’s International
admit they shape their dough into
pies on countertops. Throwing it
in the air can result in a thin cen-
ter that, when baked, leads to an
unstable pool of toppings in the
middle, a Domino’s spokesman
says. Papa John’s says it hand
stretches dough “for consisten-
cy’s sake.”

A spokesman for Pizza Hut, the
nation’s largest chain and a unit of
Louisville-based Yum Brands,
wouldn’t say how it turns dough
into “hand-tossed style” pies,
which it is heavily promoting. But

_a recent visit to one of its shops
‘ found the crew employing stretch

techniques as well.

“If we tossed them we'd proba-
bly get them too big,” one
employee remarked.

SEEKING AUTHENTICITY

So why the sleight of hand over
the term? Partly to give the prod-
uct more perceived authenticity
and individuality, so consumers
don’t think of their pizza as some-
thing stamped out by a machine.

More importantly, it’s a way to
try to create news in what has
become a mature, low-growth
business more often marked by
deals and copycat products than
by innovation.

Competition continues to pile
on. Milford, Conn.-based Subway,
the nation’s largest sandwich
chain, began adding pizza to its
menu recently. Last year Rich-
mond Heights, Mo.-based Panera
Bread Co. created a pizza-like,
thin-crust item it calls Crispani.
And Dunkin’ Donuts, a unit of
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’
Brands, is testing pizza in some of
its stores.

It’s not just other big players
that worry pizza executives.
Often it’s the pizzeria down on
the corner — where sometimes
they really do toss their pie dough
— that is stealing customers.

LOCAL SHOPS COMPETE

“Our industry has seen a shift
where all of the national brands
have lost market share and seen
significant reductions in traffic
growth at the expense of regional
and local pizza shops,” Domino’s
Chief Executive David Brandon
said on the company’s recent
earnings conference call.

His counterpart at Papa John’s,
CEO Nigel Travis, says the
smaller rivals not only tailor
products to local tastes but also
“focus more on quality than on
cutting prices.”

Papa John’s, the No. 3 chain
behind Pizza Hut and Domino’s,
also is seeking to make purchases
more convenient by promoting
online ordering. And its looking
for ways to reward returning cus-
tomers in what Travis regards as
a “fairly disloyal category.”

Limited-service restaurant
pizza in the United States is a $30
billion business, of which the
national chains have about 41 per-
cent. Among the Big Three, Pizza
Hut last year held an 18.1 percent
slice, Domino's 11.3 percent and
Papa John’s 6.9 percent, according
to Technomic Inc., an industry
consulting firm.

Pizza long has been character-
ized as “price-is-right” food —
chains frequently discount it.
Given higher gasoline and other
prices, that's likely to continue.



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GROWING: People read the morning newspaper outside
a newsstand in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

Newspapers growing.
throughout India

From Herald Wire Services |
NEW DELHI — More than 150 million Indians read a
newspaper every day — compared with 97 million Americans

and 48 million Germans.

Circulation numbeis in India are soaring, and advertising
is expected to grow by 15 percent this year.
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more room to grow, especially in rural areas where reader- i

ship remains low.

They continue to launch new papers and new editions |
across this country of 1.1 billion people. '
The optimism is in large part due to India’s economy, :
expected to grow by 8 percent this year, and the rising i

~ incomes and education levels that go with it.

Despite a booming technology industry that’s helped fuel
economic growth, only 8.5 million of Indians use the Web,
according to government figures. And even some who use
computers don’t see the Internet usurping print.

e PETROLEUM

OIL PRICES RETREAT AS
NIGERIAN STRIKE ENDS

Oil prices fell in light
trading Monday, eased by
the end of a Nigerian oil
workers’ strike over the
weekend.

Still; with the Memorial
Day weekend formally sig-
naling the start of the U.S.
driving season, the market
anticipated potential
upswings in prices believing
that Americans were ready
to take to the highways —
despite near-record gasoline
prices.

But with Nigerian pres-
sures easing, light, sweet
crude for July delivery
dropped 65 cents to $64.55.a
barrel in late afternoon elec-
tronic trading on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract climbed more
than $1 to $65.20 a barrel
Friday before the U.S long
weekend. The exchange was
closed Monday to regular
trading because of a holiday.

e AUSTRALIA
REPORT: RIO TINTO
MAY BID FOR ALCAN

Anglo-Australian mining

- company Rio Tinto may be

considering a $27 billion-
plus bid for Canada’s Alcan
(AL), an Australian newspa-
per reported, but analysts
played down the benefits of
a linkup between the two
global companies.

Rio Tinto has hired
Deutsche Bank (DB) to
advise it on a possible bid
for Alcan, The Sydney
Morning Herald reported,
without citing sources.

e RUSSIA

COURT THROWS OUT
LAWSUIT AGAINST BP

A Siberian court threw
out a lawsuit filed by the
BP’s (BP) local subsidiary
over the amount of gas it
produces, opening the way
for regulators to pull the
license to the company’s
giant Kovykta gas field.

Analysts have called the
case symptomatic of a
broader drive by the Rus-
sian state to expand its influ-
ence in the oil and gas
industry, predicting that the
regulatory pressure will dis-
perse as soon as a deal is
sealed to allow state-con-
trolled gas monopoly OAO
Gazprom to take control of
the project.

Such a conclusion would
mirror Gazprom’s entry to
the giant Sakhalin-2 lique-
fied natural gas develop-
ment off Russia’s Pacific
coast, where Royal Dutch
Shell was elbowed into a
minority position.

_ ANSA news agency called a

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WORKERS AT DUBLIN
AIRPORT WON’T STRIKE

Baggage handlers at Dub-_
lin International Airport
agreed to work in a newly i
built section of the terminal,

ending a standoff that had
threatened to disrupt opera-
tions at Ireland’s major
airport.

The breakthrough fol-
lowed daylong talks
between managers of the
Aer Lingus airline and lead-
ers of Ireland’s largest labor
union, the Services, Indus-
trial, Professional and Tech-
nical Union or SIPTU.

About 400 SIPTU-repre-
sented baggage handlers had
refused since April to move
into the new basement level.
of the airport’s lone termi-
nal. Aer Lingus has devel-
oped the new lower level to
handle departures to Britain
and the United States.

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END POWER SHORTAGE |

India must build hun-
dreds of new power plants i
over the next five years to
end the massive electricity
shortages that threatén the
country’s rapid economic
growth, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh said. |

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expanded more than 8.5 per- |

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cent annually over the past
four years, but a widening
gap between the demand
and supply of electricity |
threatens to derail growth.

During peak hours,
demand outstrips supply by
as much as 25 percent in
some parts of the country,
causing frequent outages |
and forcing shutdowns at |
factories and businesses.

Singh promised to
reward states that accelerate
work on new power genera-
tion facilities by waiving
some federal loans.

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NEWS AGENCY STRIKES
UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING

Journalists at Italy’s

strike Monday afternoon to
last until Friday morning to
protest management talkof |
possible job cuts, the agency |
said.

The walkout began at |
3 p.m. local time Monday |
and was scheduled to last
until 7 a.m. Friday.

A statement from
ANSA’s union representa-
tives said the journalists
were “upset, disappointed
and worried” about remarks
by ANSA’s managementthat
there might be a 15 percent
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INTERNATIONAL EDITION

__ TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 | 4B

Disney weaves strong Web strategy

BY MEG JAMES
AND DAWN C. CHMIELEWSKI
Los Angeles Times

In the television networks’
stampede to stake claims on
the Web, The Walt Disney Co.
has taken the road less trav-
eled.

While media rivals strike
deals to get their TV shows on
as many websites as possible,
Disney is relying on the
strength of such popular ABC
shows as Lost and Grey’s Anat-
omy to draw viewers to its
online destination instead.
Disney is treating the com-
puter monitor as just another
screen, and it’s betting adver-
tisers feel the same way.

“Our goal is to really rede-
fine the whole idea of ‘net-
work,’ ” said Anne Sweeney,
president of the Disney-ABC
Television Group.

Technology, she said, “has
improved our relationship
with viewers by allowing us to
be more accessible to them.
We can now put our shows in
their hands when they want
them.”

Disney and its ABC Televi-
sion Group have been Web
trailblazers among the major
broadcast networks.

ABC was the first to offer
full-length episodes of its pop-
ular shows for sale through
Apple’s iTunes store. It also

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ONLINE DEMAND: Disney believes TV shows like ‘Lost’ and
‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ above, will attract people to its site.

was the first major network to
offer on-demand replays of its
shows online. In October 2005,
the network began offering
$1.99 downloads of episodes of
Lost and Desperate House-
wives on iTunes. That porta-
bility appealed to a specific
niche, affluent geeks who are
voracious consumers of all
types of media — and gadgets.

Forrester Research, in a
report expected to be released
this week, predicts that paid
video downloads will generate

$279 million this year, nearly
triple last year’s amount. The
research firm also predicts
there is bigger money to be
made through advertising
sponsorships.

That’s what ABC has found:
Viewers are willing to watch a
few commercials for the
opportunity to see online for
free the shows they missed on
TV. Disney’s goal is to adapt
the television model, with
advertising paying the freight,
to the new medium.

“Like a flightless bird, the
paid video download market
in its current evolutionary
state will go the way of the
dodo, despite the fast growth
and the millions being spent
today,” Forrester analyst |
James McQuivey wrote in the
report. “Television and cable
networks will shift the bulk of
paid downloading to ad-sup-
ported streams where they
have control of ads and effec-
tive audience measurement.”

Albert Cheng, executive
vice president of digital media,
is guiding the Disney-ABC
Television Group. Cheng, a
Harvard MBA graduate, was
tapped in 2005 just as Disney
was striking its landmark deal
with Apple.

The strategy, Cheng said, is —
to employ the latest technol-
ogy to build a “branded” and
“consistent consumer experi-
ence” and provide an online
home for advertisers.

“The goal is to create a
great advertiser model in the
online world,” Cheng said.
“Our agenda is to get interac-
tive advertising and take it to
the next level and to create
value for our partners.”

The average age of the
abc.com viewer is 28 years old,
college educated and tech
savvy. By contrast, ABC’s
median age is 47.

Demand for cranes skyrockets

BY MATT JOYCE
Associated Press

DALLAS — It’s daybreak
when Michael Machovsky
climbs nearly 200 feet to the
cab of his tower crane for a
10-hour day of hoisting equip-
ment and supplies across a
downtown construction site.

As morning joggers shuffle
by and commuter traffic backs
up, Machovsky methodically
swings the crane’s jib and
drops the hook for the morn-
ing’s first lift. The same ritual
is repeated across the Dallas
skyline as the construction day
rumbles to a start.

“You never want your hook
to sit still unless it’s a break,
and that’s very seldom” says
Tony Townley, a senior super-
intendent with Dallas-based
Beck Group.

Booming commercial con-
struction, an aging work force
and tighter certification.
requirements are pushing
demand for cranes and their
operators nationwide.

“Every marketplace that
we're in right now is satu-
rated,” said Sam Latona, pre-
construction manager with
Turner Construction, a Dallas-
based company with offices
across the country. “All the
contractors are basically at
100 percent capacity and
exceeding it.”

Commercial building is hot
in Texas, Florida, California,
New York and other parts of
the West Coast, Midwest and
Northeast, industry officials
say.

Spending on non-residen-
tial construction was up nearly
14 percent during the first
three months of 2007 from last
year, according to the US.
Census Bureau.

Ken Simonson, chief econo-

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TONY GUTIERREZ/AP

THE CRANE STRAIN: Across the country, booming commercial construction and an aging
work force have contributed to the increasing demand for cranes and their operators.

mist with The Associated
General Contractors of Amer-
ica, said much of that spending
involves crane projects, such
as multistory hotels and
offices.

Despite a slowdown in
home construction, a strong
economy, including favorable
consumer spending and
employment rates, is helping
to fuel the projects. Projected
power and transportation
needs could also result in con-
struction activity, such as
power plants, wind farms,
transmission towers and high-
ways.

Attrition is thinning the
ranks of crane operators, said

Ronnie Bentley, business man-
ager of the International
Union of Operating Engineers
Local 178. He said demand is
the highest it’s been during his
36 years in the industry.

“Nobody’s son is getting
into it anymore,” Bentley said.
“The average conventional
operator in our area is proba-
bly in his late 50s.”

The Association of Equip-
ment Manufacturers has taken
to providing high school stu-
dents with information and
scholarships in construction.
The Milwaukee-based group
estimates the construction
industry will need to add a
total of 1 million jobs by 2012.

“It seems right now the
demand is outstripping the
ability to produce these cranes
on the manufacturing level,
and I think that’s the case with
most of our competitors as
well,” said Gary Vosper, Mor-
row’s advertising director.

‘China’s building boom is
pulling on the same resources
needed to build cranes, he
said.

“We've been told by the
factory that the availability of
high grade steel is becoming
an issue and affecting their
level of production,” Vosper
said. “Sometimes we'll order a
crane and we may noi get it
for 12 months.”

Wal-Mart shareholders flock to meeting

BY MARCUS KABEL
Associated Press

Thousands of Wal-Mart
investors and employees will
pack a northwest Arkansas
sports arena Friday for the
giant retailer’s annual share-
holder meeting, a mix of music
celebrity flash and serious
business with a pinch of criti-
cism from dissident share-
holders.

Investors will be closely
watching the presentations by
Chief Executive Lee Scott and
top executives for word on
growth strategies after the
company warned second quar-
ter profits may miss Wall
Street expectations.

The global retailer typically
packs the 18,000-seat Bud
Walton arena at the Univer-
sity of Arkansas in Fayette-
ville, about 30 miles south of
Wal-Mart headquarters in
Bentonville.

Activist shareholders rang-

ing from religious orders and
unions to a free-market think
tank are offering 11 proposals.
Such measures typically fail to
win majority support.

This year’s proposals
include calls for Wal-Mart to
report on the gap in pay and
benefits between its top exec-
utives and lowest paid work-
ers, on the percentage of stock
awards to employees based on
gender and race, on the need
for universal healthcare plans
and on the grounds for its
charitable giving.

It is always a well-choreo-
graphed event with a
sprinkle of big-name perform-
ers to serenade the audience.
Recent years included stage
appearances by Garth Brooks,
Jon Bon Jovi and Jessica
Simpson.

At the shareholder meeting
and at an analyst conference
immediately afterward, ana-
lysts will be listening for any

news on Wal-Mart’s growth
strategies for its core U.S.
namesake stores, whose sales
dwarf its faster-growing inter-
national business and its Sam’s
Club membership warehouse
chain.

“What everyone is wanting
to hear is that they are going to
get it right on fashion and
they’re going to get it right on
home [decor],” said Patricia
Edwards, a portfolio manager
and retail analyst at Went-
worth, Hauser & Violich in
Seattle, which holds about
42,000 Wal-Mart shares.

Apparel and home furnish-
ings are two areas that
Wal-Mart has identified as its
weakest, weighing down sales
gains in electronics, food and
pharmacy.

Wal-Mart is trying to find
the right balance between low
prices and adding more brand
names to departments like
home electronics after a bries

foray last year into higher-end
fashion brought disappointing
results.

Wal-Mart’s sales at estab-
lished U.S. stores, a key retail
benchmark, have been trailing
those at smaller rivals like
Target and fell in April by 3.5
percent, the worst showing in
at least 27 years.

Wal-Mart warned this
month that earnings in the sec-
ond quarter might fall below
analysts consensus of 79 cents
per share as it offers more dis-
counts and as high gas prices
take cash out of the pockets of
its core lower income shop-
pers.

A.G. Edward & Sons retail
analyst Robert Buchanan said
he would like to see the com-
pany trim its longer term earn-
ings guidance to reflect what
Buchanan calls a more realis-
tic level for a retailer that has
grown into the world’s largest
company by revenues.
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Bahamas Society of Engineers says PM chose ‘competent scientific:
and technical professionals’ to lead the Ministry of Works

m By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

he Bahamas Society

of Engineers has

expressed its plea-

sure at the recent
appointment of Earl Deveaux
as the Minister of Works and
Transport and Phenton Ney-
mour as the Ministry of State
for Public Utilities, saying that
in the choice Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham has identi-
fied “competent scientific and
technical professionals” to lead
the Ministry of Works.

The association also touted
the engineering, science and
technology sector as the next
great pillar of the economy.

In their commentary on the
Speech from the’ Throne, Soci-
ety President Cyprian Gibson
noted that “Mr Deveaux is an
experienced and accomplished
scientific practitioner and busi-
nessman. He has excelled in
both the public and the private
sectors, *

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lated further to the Boards of
the various public utilities, and
other technologically-minded
institutions.”

Mr Gibson said that too
often bankers, businessmen
and other political operatives
are appointed but no balance is
provided to ensure that the
necessary technical compo-
nents are represented.

The BSE, he added, is com-
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NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZ NELSON OF
MONTROSE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 22nd day of May, 2007 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

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KINGSWAY ACADEMY

- . Vacancies for Teachers for September 2007

Kingsway Academy is seeking applicants for teaching
positions in the following areas:

ELEMENTARY:

Physical Education Teacher
Music Teacher
Teacher for grades | through six

HIGH SCHOOL

Religious Studies Christian Values

Mathematics Information Technology
Mathematics Physics

Physics Biology

French and Spanish or Literature

English language and [Literature

Food and Nutrition Needlework Art

Male Physical Education

Business Studies (Accounts and Office Procedures)

High School applicants should be qualified and willing
to teach to the BGCSE, S.A.T. IJ, 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. Masters Degree
in education, in teaching and learning or the content area,
would be an asset. All successful candidates should have
the following:

e An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
e A Teaching Certificate

¢ Excellent Communication Skills

¢ A love for children and learning

e 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 least three references,
one being the name of one’s church minister) should be
forwarded to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas

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called the “Purchaser”) now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers
for the procurement of General Paper Supplies for the School
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Youth, Sports & Culture, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from
Monday, 21st May, 2007 and obtain further information, at the
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those Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend,
at 10am on Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 at the first address below.




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ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328- :

‘= 0093/ 328-1936 or email . All fees are included with the exception of the i
application fee of $40.00 (one time) . When submitting application, kindly |
provide copies of the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right f
to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course Materials







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Nassau
The Marzipan Workshop scheduled to be held Thursday, May 24th in Nassau wilk.|s
now take place on Wednesday, May 23 at the Culinary and Hospitality eee 5
Institute on Thompson Boulevard. ~












Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Plated Desserts Workshop scheduled to be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama:
on Wednesday, May 23rd has been rescheduled to ne May 24 at the Best

Westin Resort.




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Both sessions run from 8:30am to 12:30pm as beeviousl announced.





The College regrets any inconvenience due to this schedule change.



COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES 2007

NORTHERN CAMPUS
THEME: “THE WAIT IS OVER WALK INTO YOUR SEASON”









EVENT: DATE TIME LOCATION

Honours Convocation Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:00pm Northern Campus Grounds ,








Graduation Rehearsal Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:00pm Convention Centre,
Our Lucaya '
Baccalaureate Service Wednesday, June 6, 2007 7:00pm Church of God of Prophecy |

Community at Heart
Tabernacle, Coral Road -°



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Graduates’ Award Breakfast Thursday, June 7, 2007 7:30pm Salon II, Convention Center: -
Our Lucaya








Commencement Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:30pm Convention Center,
; Our Lucaya



: COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES 2007
; NASSAU
THEME: “THE WAIT IS OVER WALK INTO YOUR SEASON”

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EVENT DATE TIME — pOCAnoN

i Honours Convocation Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:00pm Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.

i Nursing Pinning Ceremony Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:00pm BCPOU Auditorium, Farrington Road

h Rehearsal Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:00pm Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.

i Baccalaureate Service Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:00pm Golden Gates World Outreach Ministry

f wo _ ...Carmichael Rd.

n Graduates’ Dinner Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00pm Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa,

n Cable Beach

f Commencement Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:00am Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd. :

t President/Alumni Reception Thursday, May 31, 2007 Immediately Following Bahamas Faith Ministries, Carmichael Rd.
Commencement Ceremony

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Dinner Menu (Platinum Tickets)

Shredded Beef Quesadillas
With Sweet Pepper Jelly & Jalapeno Cream

African Fried Avocado Bites
With Tomato-Date Jam & Tamarind Vinaigrette

Cuban Ham Croquettes
With Mango Aioli

Bahamian Conch & Crab Cakes
With Voodoo Cocktail Sauce & Pepper Jelly

Cuban Roast Pork
With Cilantro Aioli on Plantain Rounds

Sirloin steak, Aji Amarillo & Mushroom Spring Rolls
With Chimichurri Sauce

Cuban Style Yucca Chips
& Garlic-Herb Monitor

Columbo & Banana Roasted Chicken Samosas
& Mango Salsa

Pumpkin & Black-Eyed Pea Accras
With Creole Sauce

Hors d’oeuvresTable (Gold Tickets)

Cuban Cream Cheese, Guavas & Crackers
Mozambiquian Potato & Fish Spread
Rum-Pickled Chillis & Toasted Naan Chips
An Assortment of Latino & European Cheeses

Selection of Fresh Tropical Fruit ©



COME To CAMP CO

JUNE 25 - JULY 2, 2007
930M - 2:30PM (MON. - FRY
(AGES - 12 YRS. OLD)

THE TRIBUNE



TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 9B

UT

BSE challenges
the Government to
implement laws to

improve ‘playing
field’ for engineers

FROM page 1

should also — following the
required consultations — pro-
mote the various lists of
approved Bahamian Engineers
and related Regulatory Bod-
ies, governmental and non-
government, to all potential
investors.

He said that government
ought to ensure that there are
equal opportunities for local
engineering and related pro-
fessionals by encouraging
investors/developers to adver-

_ tise locally and to publish local-

ly requests for expressions of
interest.

Agreement

In addition, Mr Gibson said
that the association would like
to see an agreement put in
place so that wherever there
are joint ventures between
international and local con-
sulting firms or agencies, there
is an agreement to allow for
adequate transfer of knowl-
edge to the local engineers by
instructing the foreign consul-
tants to involve the local engi-
neers/consultants in all aspects
of the project — the conceptu-
alization, planning, develop-
ment, design, implementation,
operation and maintenance,
etc — and wherever possible

implementing specific training
programmes.

He also called for adequate
well trained and adequately
compensated local profession-
als and for the government to
ensure that there are: proper
training and mentoring systems
in the ministries to ensure that
the industry is sustained along
with allied support staff.

Mr Gibson added that the
association would like to
ensure that there is a formal
mechanism in place to consult
local professionals on matters
of national importance and
work along with local engi-
neers to ensure that the Pro-
fessionals Engineers Act is
enforced and has teeth.

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VILLA #49, ANDROS BEACH COLONY
SUBDIVISION, NICHOLL’S TOWN,
ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS

The property is 10,436 sq. ft. and comprises a 2 Bed, 2 Bath,
Living room, Dinning room and Kitchen all in one and is located * |
within five minutes walk.from beach. Gross floor area 961 Sq. it.)

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
At: 509-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested person should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before June 29, 2007.



Tradelnvest

TradelInvest Asset Management Ltd., a private wealth management company seeks to
employ a Senior Qualified Accountant with public accounting experience.

Responsibilities include

° Setting up and maintaining a complex multicurrency general ledger. Preparation of

quarterly management

accounts and IFRS compliant statements.



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¢ Monitor and record securities transactions. Liaise with brokers, trustees, administrators
and banks as necessary. Preparation of portfolio valuations and reconciliations.

e Liaise with external auditors in relation to the annual audit.

e The ability to develop accounting practices and
procedures as required.

Qualifications
e CPA, ACCA or CA qualification.
¢ Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
° 3 years post qualification experience with a public accounting firm.

° Knowledge and experience in accounting for mutu: il funds private placements and
derivative transactions.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO,
PLEASE CONTACT
CAMPUS LIFE DEPARTMENT
302-4525/302-4592.
REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED

TradelInvest offers a competitive salary, group medical, annual bonus and a provident
pension fund.

Interested persons should apply before May 30, 2007 as follows:

President

TradeInvest Asset Management Ltd.
Lyford Manor, West Building

West Bay Street

P.O. Box N 7776 (Slot 193)

Lyford Cay, N.P., Bahamas



Or by email to ddelaney @tradeinvest.com


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'SPAGE 10B, TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007 THE TRIBUNE

BSE expresses
pleasure over
appointment



Established Bahamian engineering firm seeks Junior Civil Engineer
(Ref.# 102) and Junior Structural Engineer (Ref.# 103).

Prospective candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil
Engineering from an ABET accredited university.

Proficiency in AutoCAD a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Project, AutoDesk
Civil 3D and other land development software a plus. Responsibilities
include engineering design and investigations, design quality assurance

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and construction quality control.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

We are an industry leader, offering stimulating work and competitive

benefits. Please send resume to bahamasengineeringjobs@yahoo.com

with the appropriate reference number in the subject line.

Citi

Salary commensurate with experience.



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Citi, a leading financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries
and with over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking a candidate
for the following position:

Legal Vehicle Manager

This senior position will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer of
Bahamas/Cayman, and will be responsible for managing the legal vehicle
department. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring
compliance with all local regulatory requirements and Citi policies with
regard to the sound corporate governance of legal vehicles incorporated
in the Bahamas/Cayman. The candidate will interface with businesses
located locally and in other countries to disseminate advisory information
related to Corporate Governance policies, principles and establish
processes to gather data, report information and provide analysis related
to financial, audit, compliance and risk control policies and activities.

The position requires excellent administration, judgment/ decision
making, interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong
Management and organizational skills. Additionally, excellent knowledge
-.0f the local regulatory environment is required. A law or accountancy
-..qualification with seven plus years of law/finance related experience
would be preferred.



Interested candidates should fax OR forward a copy of their resume to

Human Resources,
P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, The Bahamas,

Fax: 242-302-8732 by June 11, 2007.

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 25 May 2007.

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

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

28.00 ABDAB
14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.35 RND Holdi

S2wk-Hi —52wk-Low

1.3398 1.2887 Colina Money Market Fund
3.1827 2.8564 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.6629 2.3560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.662852**
1.2443 1.1695 Colina Bond Fund 1.244286****
11.4992 10.9739 Fidelity Prime | 11.4992*****

fee

1.339837"
3.1827***



BISX ALL SHARE |

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

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

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
i Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

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

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

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242.



Weekly Vol.

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100



of ministers

FROM page 5

parency, to the creation of
more Bahamian ownership of
the tourism sectors, and specif-
ically a noted commitment to
bring into force the United
Nations Convention against
Corruption, and a Freedom of
Information Act. All of these
measures are supported by the
BSE.

“As the built environment
is far less regulated than the
other more established sectors
of our economy ‘such as
Tourism and Banking, both the
Bahamian consumer, and the
foreign investor alike will ben-
efit from trends toward
increased competition for pro-
fessional services,” said Mr
Gibson.

He noted that both a Free-
dom of Information Act and
Convention against Corruption
Act would minimise any
efforts toward the award of
lucrative contracts by
favouritism.

“The Freedom of Informa-
tion Act will also have the ben-
efit of making important tech-
nological studies of national
concern conducted by both
government and foreign
investors available to more
local professionals, which will
have the overall effect of

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* - 30 April 2007

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

30 April 2007

30 April 2007

- 30 April 2007

JRE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503 -

increasing best practices and
standards across the local sec-
tors. It will also mean better
services, as professional reports
would be subject to greater
scrutiny,” he said.

Commitment

Mr Gibson also ackriowl-
edged the government’s com-
mitment to increasing the num-
ber of Bahamian owned
tourism related developments.

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“This would be a great win
for the Bahamian professiorial,
as it is a known fact that
Bahamian investors prefer
Bahamian engineers and relat-
ed professionals, while large
foreign investors usually bring
their engineers and other pro-
fessionals in with them. BSE’s
position of course is that all-.

engineering works conducted’ - -

in the Bahamas, should active-
ly, and significantly involve
Bahamian engineers.”












NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that INDITANE FLORISMA OF:
69 PODELO STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying;
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, !
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, ;

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



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Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

¢ Provide administrative support duties for a busy Construction
office

Process and prepare invoices/bills for payment

Reconcile vendor statements

Data entry duties

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

1-3 years experience in a similar role

oe meee ent ww

IT Support me

¢ Will support a Construction Management Team using a variety
of software applications on both stand alone systems and in a
networked environment.

° Well experienced in day to day troubleshooting and problem
solving of IT hardware and sofiware issues

° Part-time position

Construction Project Manager

'
Minimum 5 years experience in construction management ;
Working knowledge of timber and masonry construction methods :
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in performing material take-offs and placing material
orders

¢ Working knowledge of construction materials

° Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel ‘|
¢ Good communication skills



Resume should be sent to Nick Sims, Development Department, *

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco or fax # 242-367 2930.




A well established Media Company is'
looking for a hard working male:
to work as a Pressroom Assistant. '
Qualified applicants should be able
to work nights between the hours of
8p.m. to 5a.m. and be prepared to.
submit job references and clean police '
record. 3

Interested persons should
send resume to:

c/o DA 18973P
P.O. Box N-3207
or
Fax: 328-2398
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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 11B



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&

Commonwealth: First Bahamian

financial institution to surpass
$1bn in total assets

FROM page 11

said Mr Jennings.

“Commonwealth Bank passionately
believes in staff development and training
and in positively impacting our communi-
ties as a good corporate citizen,” Mr Don-

in three months what the bank had pro-

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STUDENTS — PARENTS






aor a te ae ae ee

Don’t throw away old TEXTBOOKS



Bring them to
STOP-N-SHOP BOOKSTORE

Trade them for next year’s TEXTBOOKS
Or make them available for next year’s
students






Call or Visit our offices

Tel:(242) 394-4949 ¢ East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3050 ¢ Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail: shopkeeper@stopnshopbahamas.com
Website: www.stopnshopbahamas.com

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!





ESSAY COMPETITION

EIGHT ANNUAL PUBLIC
SERVICE WEEK

_ The Ministry of the Public Service, will
~ host‘an Essay Competition as one of the
activities for Eight Annual Public Service
Week. The Competition is open to Junior
and Senior High School Students.

Fa ee ee

Students interested in participating should
write a 250-300 words (Junior High),
and 450-500 words (Senior High), essay
on the topic: “The Public Service -
Promoting Quality Service in the
Workplace”.

“ak OE H Se

FIT PP Se

The deadline for entries, which should
be referred to the attention of Ms.
Antionette Thompson, Deputy Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of the Public Service,
is Friday, 22nd June, 2007.

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avo”

A Dell Desktop 2400 computer with a
scanner, copier and printer will be
awarded to the winner in each category.

The winners will be announced during
the Eight Annual Public Service Week
‘ Awards Ceremony scheduled for 6th
October, 2007.

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jected would be achieved in six months,”



aldson added. “This is a great Bahamian
success story, one that is the reflection of
not one person but of everyone working
together, a demonstration that the
Bahamas can compete with the best in
the world.” ;

NOTICE TO
SHAREHOLDERS

The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited hereby

notifies all of its Shareholders that the Bank’s
actual net profit, based on unaudited results

for the quarter ended 30th April 2007 was
$4,920,952. As a result, an interim dividend
of thirteen cents (13 cents) per Ordinary Share
will be paid on 12th June 2007, to all
Shareholders of record as of 5th June 2007.

The Bank’s total assets stood at

$69 1,252,343 for the quarter ended 30th April
2007. .

KEVA L. BAIN
~~~ -“C@RPORATE SECRETARY

Dated this 29th May, 2007

UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world’s leading financial
institutions in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area Wealth
Management International, we look after wealthy private clients
by providing them with comprehensive, value enhancing
services, Our client advisors combine strong personal
relationships with the resources that are available from across
UBS, helping them provide a full range of wealth management
services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking for a
candidate in the following position:

- Senior Client Advisor - European Desk
In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

« Supervising a team of Client Advisors

* Advising and servicing existing clients including travelling
* Acquisition of new clients

® Proposing of investment solutions

We are searching for a personality with extensive experience in
wealth management, specialized in the fields of customer
relations, investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid knowledge of
investment products are key requirements. A proven track
record in a comparable position with a leading global financial
institution as well as fluency in English and German, fluency in
another language (Spanish, Italian or French) is a plus, .

Interested? Written applications should be sent to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

nfbahamas@ubs.com or

Sales Person Needed

- Must have 3 years Sales experience
- Must be well spoken and confident
- Must be 25 years Or Older

- Must be a quick learner

- Must have good writing skills

- A base salary and commission

- Resume

- Two references

- Police record

NO PHONE CALLS

Apply in person at Bahama Divers, Nassau Yacht
Haven, East Bay Street between the hours of
10am - 12noon.

CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING

Nassau Motor Company’s

Parts Department |

will be closed for stocktaking...

MAY 2007 JUNE 2007
27 |28 |29 |

Monday, May 28 and Friday June 1 are holidays

We will be closed from 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29 through
Saturday, June 2, —
We will re-open on Monday, June 4.

We regret any inconvenience
to our valued customers.

Shirley Street ¢ 356-7932

partsorder@nassaumotor.com * www. nassaumotor.com



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007 ;

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/GEN/ No.00131 |

Common Law Divison
BETWEEN
MICHAEL V. MALONE
AND

MERLE RODGERS
Defendant ®

ORDER FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE

Dated the 27th day of April A.D. 2007.
Before the Honourable John Lyons Justice of the Supreme Court X
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

UPON THE APPLICATION of the Plantiff herein.

UPON READING the Afftidavit of Mr. Jack Davis.

UPON HEARING Mr. Ronald S.E.A. Ferreira Esq. Counsel and
Attorney-at-Law for the Plaintiff herein.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERD that the Plantiff have leave toissue
and serve any Pleadings, Judgements or Orders herein, Pursuant
to the Rules of The Supreme Court herein, Pursuant to the Rules !
of The Supreme Court Order 61, rule 4 (0.61, r4) and such service;
be effective by inserting and publishing an adverfisement to the
above named Defendant, Merle Rodgers in a local Nassau daily
on two occassions one week apart.

AND that such advertisement so published shall be deemed to be
good and sufficient service of any such Pleadings, Judgements or
Orders on the Defendant, Merle Rodgers.

AND that the costs of this application be costs in the cause.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT |
REGISTRAR

PENAL NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that should you Merle Rodgers, Defendant fail to:

| obey the above Order you will be liable to process of Execution “

to compel you to obey the same:

Dated this 17th day of May A.D., 2007
BY ORDER OF THE COURT

REGISTRAR

Ferreira & Company

Chambers

Kemp Building

#39 East Street, North

Nassau, Bahamas

Attorney for the Second Defendant



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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007, PAGE 12B

Let Charlie the
Bahamian Puppet and ay
his sidekick Derek put.

some smiles on your

kids’s faces.

Bring your children to the
~ Mctlappy Hour at McDonald's in
Oakes Field every Thursday
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm during the
month of May 2007.

Enjoy Great Food, Prizes and Lots of Fun,

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Wiimake great gifts!



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